Putting the New Year in Perspective, 1890 / 2023.



Afflicted with the frightful disease
That is hated by the multitudes
Faces turn away when seen
Shame fills the heart.


Happy New Year! Happy New Year!! to you all,
All you friends,
Placed by the government,
On these unfamiliar shores.


I will have aloha
For the days of victory
We will rejoice together
The new year with family


The previous year has gone
With all of its hope
Here we all are
In this new year


Cheer up, cheer up
Don’t agonize and dismay
Remember the Heavenly Father
On this new year day

J. F. Allen,
Kalaupapa, Molokai.

(Kuokoa, 1/11/1890, p. 1)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXIX, Helu 2, Aoao 1. Ianuari 11, 1890.

Death of Annie Kaikioewa, 1909.


Annie Kaikioewa Palekaluhi, the wife of His Excellency Captain A. C. Simerson (Elena) of this town, died this past Saturday, at 11 a.m. in the morning, August 7, 1909, at their home in Palama.

Annie Kaikioewa was born at Maunaihi, Koloa, Kauai, on the 30th of December, 1855; and she was fifty-four when she died.

Annie Kaikioewa lived with the Monarchs Kalakaua and Kapiolani; she was familiar with the sacred visages of the alii, the alii family, the native born alii and the makaainana.

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Hauoli Karisimaka a me ka Olioli Hape Nuia, 1894.


The makaainana of the District of Koloa express their aloha and their deep appreciation for the two of you, O Fearless leaders of the Lahui; for your killing off the honor mischievously bestowed upon you by the enemies of the monarch, those who have aloha for their lahui, and those who are patriotic.

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The Cyclorama of Kilauea at the Chicago World’s Fair, 1893.

Hawaiian Boys at Chicago.

There are eight Hawaiian singing youths at the Cyclorama of Kilauea the Crater of Pele at Chicago, and it would appear as if they are on their way home with Moeheau [Mooheau] aboard the steamship Monowai, or perhaps aboard the Australia. Mr. Whitney saw and met with them in Chicago a few weeks ago. All of them were in good health, and they sang like the call of lovebirds. And everyone who entered to see the exhibit of the cyclorama of Kilauea crater were very amazed.

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Shared from a letter from Boston, United States, as follows:

The dignity of a religious assembly was raised because of some dark-skinned Hawaiians whose names are, East Kahulu [East Kahulualii], J. M. Bright, J. Edward, and Mr. Jones, being that they praised the name of the Lord from the choir loft of that sacred house of God.

When the singing of the hymns was done, the preacher of the church introduced the one who would open the sermon, that being Mr. East Kahulualii, one of the full dark-skinned Hawaiian boys, all the while there were thousands of people in that church.

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Hawaiian Language in 1918.

Is It Right to Neglect Our Mother Tongue?

To the Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:–I ask of your graciousness in allowing me to clarify my thoughts on the title that appears above; I believe this title will become something that will motivate some of our people to also submit their thoughts [to be published] on that topic, that being: “Is it right to neglect our mother tongue?”

I bring up that question in regard to the Hawaiian language, the mother tongue of this lahui, because I see with these passing days, it is as if it is actually true, that there is no desire or wish within us to perpetuate our language to the very last generation of Hawaiians.

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Ka Wahine Hele La o Kaiona!

The Life of Pauahi

On the 19th of December, 1831, Bernice Pauahi Bishop was born, the one who established the Kamehameha School. She was the only child of Paki and Konia. When she was little, she was taken as hanai by Kinau. She was educated at the Royal School, the school for children of alii. At the school, she was a student of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Cooke and she was one of the smartest of the children of the school.

While she was going to school, she met Mr. Charles Reed Bishop. Her parents did not approve of this because they wanted their daughter to marry within the Kamehameha line. With this in mind, they built a home for Pauahi and called this home Haleakala.

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Has anyone seen a copy of this paper?


There will be a new weekly newspaper appearing in Hilo. This information was learned from an announcement to the office of the treasurer of the Territory on the past Saturday morning, in a letter to the office making it known that a weekly, “Ka Leo o ka Lehulehu” was ready to be printed every Friday at the printing office of the Hawaii Herald Publishing Company.

B. H. Kelekolio is the editor of this new newspaper that is making an appearance, and he is the one who established this new paper. It is a newspaper that will be published in the Hawaiian language, and its columns will be filled with only Hawaii news.

(Kuokoa, 5/24/1912, p. 4)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 21, Aoao 4. Mei 24, 1912.

Has anyone seen a copy of this publication from 1904?


Being printed is the Storybook of Kaala, and it will be ready for sale to anyone who desires. It can be acquired by asking at the Paradise of the Pacific Printing Office, Nuuanu Street, from William H. Kapu or Ed. Kalauawa.

Our policy is to only accept cash for purchase, and the cost is a Quarter.

(Aloha Aina, 5/7/1904, p .2)

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke X, Helu 19, Aoao 2. Mei 7, 1904.

Mauna Loa eruption, 1873.

Lava erupts on Mauna Loa.

With the arrival of the schooner Nettie Merrill yesterday, heard from the captain was that they had seen the burning of Lava on top the summit of Mauna Loa this past Thursday. On the following Wednesday, seen was the spreading solid of the smoke. It is said that this is an exceptionally huge eruption. It is believed it will flow to Kau .

(Kuokoa 1/11/1873, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 11, 1879.