[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]
Awa Shop in Waianae Closed.—This past Tuesday, the Awa Shop of Kihikihi folks at the place mentioned above closed. This is the reason; according to the Law, only one License for selling awa is granted for the District of Ewa and Waianae. But when the license was accepted from the hands of the Government, the members of the group went and opened at Waianae; and after that time, the two of them perhaps realized there was not much profit there, therefore, they asked again of the Government to end the Awa Shop in Waianae and to come back to here in Ewa. This was agreed to by the government and those who held the license. The members of the group recently built an Awa Shop in Ewa. But here is the astonishing thing, while the Awa Shop in Ewa is doing business, the Awa Shop in Waianae is aslo doing business. It is as if there have two Licenses to Sell Awa for that district, but it is not so, it is just greed for profit, or perhaps they have a great desire to make up for their losses. This news was told to us by someone who went travelling around.
(Kuokoa, 4/24//1869, p. 3)