Interesting advertisement, 1873.


As incentive to have Hawaiian parents care properly for their children, and to assist in the growth of the lahui of this Archipelago, I promise forthwith to pay


For each child born in Waikapu, Maui, after this date. Here are the conditions to this Agreement. It is a child born in Waikapu proper, and their parent must live there. Here is how the payment works: TEN DOLLARS when they are born and the child’s name is recorded. Ten Dollars each year for four years thereafter, and on the fifth year, the total FIFTY DOLLARS remaining will be given.  H. CORNWELL, (Konawela.)

Honolulu, December 7, 1872.

[I wonder what the rest of this story is. It is interesting to note that this precedes the reign of Kalakaua and his famous proclamation, “Hooulu Lahui”.

It seems Henry Cornwell and his brother-in-law, James Louzada, had by then made a good amount of money on sugar in Waikapu.]

(Kuokoa, 3/8/1873, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 10, Aoao 3. Maraki 8, 1873.

1 thought on “Interesting advertisement, 1873.

  1. Ua hoihoi nō. Reminds me of another philanthropic story I heard on the news last night about 3 waitresses somewhere in ʻAmelika who were each given $5,000. They were having a conversation about going to school & everything being so expensive. A wealthy and generous patron overheard them and left them those uku lawelawe nunui. Am interested in learning more about Konawela & Louzada. Hmm.

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