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Just another place that posts random articles from the Hawaiian Newspapers! It would be awesome if this should become a space where open discussions happen on all topics written about in those papers!! And please note that these are definitely not polished translations, but are just drafts!!! [This blog is not affiliated with any organization and receives no funding. Statements made here should in now way be seen as a reflection on other organizations or people. All errors in interpretation are my own.]

Remembering Ke Alii Lokomaikai, 2020.

UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO.

(Hae Hawaii, 8/31/1859. p. 1)

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Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 4, Ano Hou.—-Helu 22, Aoao 1. Aukate 31, 1859

A mele by Mrs. Lily Kalino for her home, Hilo, 1896.

LEILEHUA SONG.

Hanohano Hilo-one e waiho nei
Kahiko i ka ua Kanilehua
Kuu pua i kuia e na manu
He lei hoohihi na ka malihini

Hui:

Oia kuu home kulaiwi
Kuu aina hanau hoi a nui
A he nui no wau a he milimili
A he lei aloha na ka malihini

Uupu ae nei ko’u manao
E hoi e ike i ka aina
Ilaila ka halia i hiki mai ai
He aloha i o’u mau pokii

Haina ka puana o kuu lei
He aloha i o’u pokii Continue reading

John Ioane Ukeke, in his earlier days! 1880

This must have been something to experience! 140 years ago!!

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CHINESE THEATER!

OPENING

A GRAND CONCERT!

Of all types of Hawaiian Music, on the night of the

SATURDAY NIGHT, THE 26TH OF THIS MONTH!

AT THE

Chinese Theater!

SEASIDE OF AINAHOU.

There will be some Mele performed with Native Hawaiian instruments, and some with Haole instrments.

By the Famed One

MR. JOHN IOANE UKEKE!

IS THE ORCHESTRATING.

THE PERFORMANCE.

1. IPU PERFORMANCE [LEALEA PAIPU]—4 girls whose steps are like flashes of lightning.

2. CHEST SLAPPING PERFORMANCE [LEALEA PA-I-UMAUMA]—3 boys with swift hand motions.

3. MODERN PERFORMANCE [LEALEA HOU LOA]—4 dolls. The dolls will do a Hula Olapa, and their hand motions will be like those of a human.

4. UKEKE PERFORMANCE [LEALEA UKEKE]—Mr. John Ioane will show his total skill with the metal ukeke (Jew’s harp) with Hawaiian songs and Haole songs—He will exert himself with his ukeke playing in all fashions—[It doesn’t help that the image is not clear…

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Ola! 2020.

[Found under: “Na Lani Hooulu Lahui Elua”]

Ia oe e Ka-La e alohi nei,
Ma na welelau o ka Honua,
E hai ae oe i kou kani,
I ka malamalama oikelakela,
Nau i noii nowelo aku,
Pau na pali paa i ka ikeia,
Ike oe i ka nani a o Himela,
I ka hene wai-olu lawe malie,
He mauna i lohia i ke onaona,
Kaulana i ka nani me ke kiekie,
Kiekie o Kalani noho mai luna,
Nau i a’e na kapu o Kahiki,
Hehihehi ku ana i ka huku ale,
I ke kai halai lana malie—
Kiinaia aku na Pae Moku—
A i hoa kuilima nou e Kalani,
Ma ia mau alanui malihini,
Au i olali hookahi ai,
O ke ao o ka lama kou kokua,
A o ka Hoku no kou alakai,
Lilo ai mea ole na enemi,
Lehelehe eueu hana lokoino,
E ola o Kalani a mau loa,
A kau i ke ao malamalama.

[Let’s take good care of one another, and ourselves as well! Be kind.]

(Kuokoa, 7/7/1899, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 27, Aoao 1. Iulai 7, 1899.

Flu warnings, 1920.

Signs of the Flu.

These are the signs of the Flu: a headache, sore throat, red eyes and muscle aches, but the back has the most pain. Sometimes, the pain is not severe and other times it is; and after three days of this then it begins to get better. These signs of the flu are not harmful to a person, but what is harmful is coming down with pneumonia after the Flu; and three days pass by and the person feels a little better and he thinks he is cured, and goes about outside and that is when pneumonia strikes. The only way a person will not get pneumonia is by laying down quietly and keeping warm and eating appropriate foods. You should not eat beef and fish; tea and coffee [??? ume kapa]. Continue reading

Chicken fight, 1939.

Apprehended

When cargo ships from the Matson Shipping Company make a stop here in Hilo, there is always a shipment of some boxes of chickens that are brought ashore. When they are brought to the place where they are cared for in the American Railway Express Office, there is not just one box of chickens or just one chicken, but there are  many boxes of chickens with about four chickens per box. These chickens that are being sent are only fighting chickens. They are chickens with fine feathers; most are dark red [ulahiwa]. Continue reading