This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
We awaited the alii but they did not arrive, and on the 30th of July, canon fire was heard from Punchbowl [Puuawaina] announcing their arrival. A little thereafter we saw the approach of the three double-masted ships: Hooikaika, Paalua, and Victoria. And at midday, they all entered the harbor. When the alii were close by the American warship, the Warren, they boarded and canon were shot off in salute to the king; the salute was a fine thing. The King went ashore and the soldiers were waiting; cannons and drums were sounded, and he and his wife along with the alii and the officers went into his house at Maunakilika, and it is there that he resides these days.
The Royal Anniversary Feast. The feast was on the 31st of July; this was the day that the nation was restored in the year 1843. It will not be over in a single day, as per what is heard. The king’s new pili-thatched house [Haleuluhe] was built in Beritania, upland of Honolulu; it was the old church that was demolished, and it was newly built there. Maybe 800 [elua lau] people would not fill it.
A Press for the Nation. The treasury board purchased a press for the government and a newspaper [pepa hoolaha ike] as well, in English. And J. J. Jarves has become the editor for the national press. It was his paper previously.
A Printer at Makawao.—A paper printed at the press of the girls’ school at Makawao arrived at our business office. And being that we see it is a new thing being done there, we therefore extend our great praise for the girls who perhaps set the type and printed it on their press. And here are the words printed by them in Hawaiian [olelo kanaka]: May the parents, friends, and neighbors know that Thursday, the 28th of Dec., will be the examination of Makawao College at the protestant church in Makawao. Come all who wish.” It is published in Hawaiian and in English.
By this, notice is given to all who sees this, as per what is designated in Section 614 of the Assembled Laws of Hawaii, 1915; I, the one named below, the owner of the fishery, known as the sea of “KEAUAU,” from the former property of the Alii William Charles Lunalilo, that being the sea in the Ili aina of Kapahulu, select and set aside for myself, an only for my own use, the fish called, “amaama,” from within those seas. All who take without my permission this fish that I make tabu, will be prosecuted.
In the morning of Saturday, the 23rd of May, George Hueu Davis died, the son of Isaac Davis, the companion of John Young; from the two is where the name Nahaolelua comes. He was 71 years old; he lived with the girl, Miss Lucy Peabody, and died there.
Hawaiian patriots of Hanalei, Kauai were brought suit against by the Census Taker and Tax Collector of the district of Hanalei, Kauai; and they were fined by the court. The two agreed to do go and do road work. The reason they went to do road work was not because they didn’t have the money, but it was because they did not want even a bit of their money going to help the Peacock Government. These Hawaiians have great steadfastness and true patriotism. The reason that F. K. Nanui, Jr. was quickly prosecuted because he was instructing people not to pay their taxes to this government.
Hula at the Fish Market.–It was shocking to see the entertainment of the hula at the fish market this past Saturday. One of the booths was filled with spectators, and the aisles for the customers buying fish were made narrow because of that inappropriate activity. Why did the police not bring that activity there under order, being that it is not a place for Laka, but it is a place to buy fish.
Off the island of Lanai this past Tuesday, the whaling ship Triton caught a whale called a Pamuela [sperm whale], and the value of the boiled down 100 barrels of oil is a blessing for the seafaring boys. The oil from this kind of fish is one of the best, and it fetches a high price. Its oil is not like that of the other whales of the sea. The number of barrels are but a few, but the $7,500 gain is great. They return weighted down, their pockets rustling.