Customs House theft, 1858.

Unusual Theft.

On Sunday, the 28 of Mar., the money of the Customs House [Hale Dute] of Honolulu, eight thousand or more, was stolen. The theft was like this. Continue reading

Famous safe bought at auction, 1897.



Safe That Was Once Robbed of $800 in Gold Coin—At Custom House Sale Yesterday—Society Pick Up a Curio.

The Portuguese Mutual Benefit Society of Honolulu had carried to its meeting hall today a large iron safe which has a romance connected with it that is very interesting indeed. The safe was purchased by the President of the society at an auction sale at Morgan’s for the small sum of $35. There was no demand for the safe and the auctioneer congratulate himself upon securing the sum he did. Continue reading

Earthquake, 1860.

Earthquake on Hawaii.

On the 26th of March past, the island of Hawaii shook tremendously and swayed because of a large earthquake; this was the first of this sort of earthquake. The strongest was in Kohala and Kona.

(Hae Hawaii, April 18, 1860, p. 10)


Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou,—-Helu 3, Aoao 10. Aperila 18, 1860.

Kalanianaole Day proposed by John W. Kalua, 1923.

Another Holiday For Hawaii
Would Observe Kalanianaole Day
Maui Man Introduces A Bill

HAWAII will have another legal holiday if a bill, H. B. 20, introduced yesterday in the house of representatives by Judge John W. Kalua of Maui, becomes law. The proposed holiday is to be March 26, which is to be known as Kalanianaole day. March 26 is the birthday anniversary of the late Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, who was Hawaii’s delegate to congress 20 years ago. Continue reading

A name song for Kalanianaole by Rosalie Puea Blaisdell, 1923.


The Commission [Hawaiian Homes] has a great debt to the generosity of these Ladies, the ones whose names are below, for their composing this mele that is being published, that is Mrs. Rosalie Puea Blaisdell and Mary Kalopi Keahi. Continue reading

Mikololou and Kaahupahau reach far away New York, 1905.

The Battle of the Shark Gods

A Story of the Hawaiian Islands

ONE day Kaahupahau and her brother Kahiuka wandered away from their grass-thatched cottage, on the banks of the beautiful Ewa Lagoon, on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The long afternoon passed without causing any worry to their father or mother. But when dusk fell on the long swells of the Pacific ocean and neither of the children had returned for their evening meal of poi and plantains, the parents became alarmed. Continue reading