Luhe i ka wai o Paieie? 1947.


Mrs. Agnes Ross was arrested for entering someone else’s home and sleeping on someone else’s bed. The home that was entered by that woman belongs to Captain Dewey Mookini of the police force of Honolulu. Continue reading

Waters that cause one to droop.

This is similar to the saying about Pāʻieʻie in Hilo:

Luhe i ka wai o Pāʻieʻie. “Drooped over the pool of Pāʻieʻie.”

I seems Hilo was the place for that wai hooluhe.

[By the way, if you already did not know, ʻŌlelo Noʻeau is back in print! See the Bishop Museum Press website to order your copy!]

Mary Kawena Pukui, “ʻŌlelo Noʻeau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings” Bishop Museum Press.

Birthday celebration for the child of Ezra D. Wahine and Louisa Wahine, 1889.


On the 24th of September, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Wahine gave a delightful party in commemoration of the birthday of their child at their home in Puueo. All the food was spread out, and there was nothing for the eyes to be fussy about; there was eating and drinking until satiated, and the dinning companions grew drowsy in the peace.

We are the

The Track Sniffing Scouts of

The Kanilehua Rain of Hilo.

The District that is called, My dear Bird, Know the waters and droop [Kuu wahi Manu, Ike i ka wai la luhe].

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/3/1889, p. 3)

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke I, Helu 34, Aoao 3. Okatoba 3, 1889.

Why Crown Lands are not public lands, 1909.


The Claim of Liliuokalani, Former Queen of Hawaii.


Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, I am very glad to have the opportunity to appear before you to make a statement in regard to the claim of the late Queen, especially because I was concerned in the provisional government which carried on the contest with her some twelve years ago. I may state that I have been a resident of the Hawaiian Islands for thirty-one years. I was not in Honolulu at the moment of the overthrow of the throne, being in California attending to some private business. I returned within a few weeks after that event, and from that time to the time of the signing of the treaty of annexation I had something to do, as an advisor and minister of President Dole, with the revolutionary government.

Mr. Graham. And the former sovereigns who had to…

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