John K. Waiamau, the artist, 1904.

11th of June

Sports in Kalaupapa


The Butts

Bull’s Eye.

The Losers.


Bicycle Race.

Horse Race.


(Hawaiian Gazette, 6/17/1904, p. 5)

11th of June

Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XXXIX, Number 49, Page 5. June 17, 1904.


Complaint against police officers in Kalaupapa, 1903.


Mr. Editor of Ke Aloha Aina,

Aloha oe:—

May it please your honorable to allow me the mouth of our cannon, and may you flash so that the honored members of the Legislature may see this:

The officers of Kalaupapa nei have made a petition asking the Legislature to increase their salary to $30 per month, being that their current pay is just $20; the asking of the officers for $30 a month is very questionable. What great work do we see them doing; is it going around to the homes of the patients and entering without search warrants, or when the Sheriff gives them orders, these officers do as they please?

They brush aside the orders from their Sheriff and return; they did not put their petition before their head, J. K. Waiamau [Deputy Superintendent], and I hear that they were all admonished; I truly believe that $20 a month is enough for them.

Here is another thing, your writer has heard that five kokua are being sent out, two men and three women. They have only two weeks to ready their belongings. Our Superintendent [McVeigh] is bristling.  I stop my pen here, and to the metal typesetting boys goes my greeting of good-bye all.


Kalaupapa, Molokai, April 21, 1903.

(Aloha Aina, 4/25/1903, p. 8)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke IX, Helu 17, Aoao 8. Aperila 25, 1903.

Feather capes, genealogies, and controversy, 1902.


We do not accept the responsibility for the blame for ideas published under this heading, but it falls on those who write them.


O Aloha Aina Newspaper,

Please include these words in your delicate body, that being this, there is talk from someone calling himself Laakea. This is what we have to say, the two of us who redid the Ahuula of Kahalelaukoa Hoapili Baker [Kahalelaukoa Hoapili Peka], denying what he said is true. You asked if I had seen an Ahuula belonging to Kamakahelei upon the coffin of the alii Hoapili Baker on the day of his funeral, and if what I saw was the Ahuula that Oliwa quickly made on the coffin.

Put in our hands was an old Ahuula that was damaged in some places. We unfurled it and plucked off once again the feathers, hearing at that time that the Ahuula belonged to Kamakahelei, the grandmother of Kahalelaukoa.  When the time came to rework the feathers to the new net [? upena aiaha], this job was given to Oliwa, but strange enough, when it was thought that he was going to do it, Oliwa refused, saying that he was not taught the craft of the Ahuula. At this time, we told the one to whom the feathers belong that the two of us would blindly attempt to rework them like how we saw it was done when we took them off, and this is what we did until this Ahuula was completed. There was not a single feather from the first to the last that Oliwa did. You speak of the lei, and we two agree that it was just him that worked at it until his death [?? E i mai oe no ka lei ae maua ia oe, nana wale no ia i hana a hiki i kona make ana.]

So you, Wahamana, are correct in saying that this Ahuula is from Kamakahelei. As for you Laakea, we did not see you there when the two of us were putting together the Ahuula, but there were many who did witness it, and we say to you, you are wrong for making assumptions.




Honolulu, March 14, 1902.

(Aloha Aina, 3/15/1902, p. 5)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, HElu 11, Aoao 5. Maraki 15, 1902.

Primo across the sea, 1912.


A Hawaii Industry

Honolulu has the best beer in the world—because Honolulu has the best facilities for producing the best beer in the world. Primo Pale is the product of the


Island consumers demand good beer, and no other brewing company found in the celebrated breweries of Milwaukee, together with Charles G. Bartlett, for many years manager of the Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company, belongs the credit of giving the island of Hawaii this most modern brewery and the highest quality of beer produced there. To prove this statement—

When in Honolulu Aks for… PRIMO PALE

[The issue of the SF Call that this advertisement appears in is the Hawaiian Publicity Edition, sixteen pages of articles and pictures dealing with Hawaii nei.]

(San Francisco Call, 8/14/1912, p. 6)


The San Francisco Call, Volume CXII, Number 75, Page 6. August 14, 1912.

Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company, 1900.

The Brewery

You’ll Drink Until Satiated—The Workers are Rushing So It Can Start Up Soon.

The employees of the “Honolulu Brewing Company” are speedily putting in the finishing touches on the brewery on Queen Street.

This is one of the largest endeavors seen in Honolulu in a long time. There have been many large stone buildings built, and some other structures as well for work related to this brand-new undertaking.

The ice factory is three stories tall, and within the same building will be stored the beer kegs.

There are two bright haole who are assembling the machinery and they believe their work will be completed in the next few weeks.

(Kuokoa, 8/24/1900, p. 5)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 32, Aoao 5. Augate 24, 1900.

“Hooheno Keia.” 1891.


Hooheno keia no pua Melekule
Lei mae ole ia he koiikoi,
O oe ka ia e kuu aloha
Nowelo malie i ka pili poli
O Maile Laulii o ke kuahiwi
O Maile Kaluhea kuu hoa ia
Mai puni hei oe i ke Tiele
A he pua nani ia a he mae wale
Alawa iho au o ke telepona
Honehone malie i ka iwi-hilo
Hea aku makou o mai oe
O ka pua Melekule kou inoa
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
Ka huila wai o Hanahanapono.


[Check out more on this another variant of this mele and its translation by Liliuokalani as well, here on the fascinating and educational Instagram page:!

Was Hoopoo a pen name for Kalanianaole??]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 11/20/1891, p. 2)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 320, Aoao 2. Novemaba 20, 1891.