Commentary on awa licenses, 1869.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

Awa License.—On Tuesday of last week, C. S. Bato [C. S. Bartow] auctioned off awa Licenses for Koolaupoko, Waialua, Ewa and Waianae. The sum made from those three Licenses was $1,025. Looking at the awa license sales these days, they have increased substantially over the cost of the documents. We are amazed at people going in droves to try to invest in this, to make a lot of money like what is seen in places where awa shops stand. If we are not mistaken, it is forbidden by Law to sell bunches of awa to the public unless it is proven that they have a sickness, for selling awa to the sick is allowed because according to some, it is a medicine. We now see clearly that people buy a lot of it as something to make them drunk being that alcohol is strictly prohibited. The Government must watch this to correct it.

(Kuokoa, 1/9/1869, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 9, 1869.

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