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Plucked by death.—We received news that on the 18th of March, at Keanae, Mrs. Maraea Pomaikai Kamakahiki left this life, and was taken by the cruel-handed messenger of death, in her old age living in this unfamiliar world. She was a Christian woman, and died as a good and proper servant for the Lord in which she had faith. Here is a short story about her. In the year 1855, the two of them left their land of birth and sailed to the small islands of Micronesia where they served as Missionaries for the Almighty, Continue reading →
To troubles that are past!
‘Tis well they didn’t last;
Our Chinese cooks had fun,
But we, alas! had none—
Cold joints are good enough,
But oh! we like “hot stuff,”
No skittles and no beer,
For us, Chinese New Year.
“Life is not all beer and skittles”—
But it will be if we drink
It’s all right Sir
C. A. Nelson, Agt. Phone Main 1331
(Evening Bulletin, 2/18/1907, p. 5)
Evening Bulletin, Volume IX, Number 3619, Page 5. February 18, 1907.
Honolulu has the best beer in the world—because Honolulu has the best facilities for producing the best beer in the world. Primo Pale is the product of the
HONOLULU BREWING AND MALTING COMPANY
Island consumers demand good beer, and no other brewing company found in the celebrated breweries of Milwaukee, together with Charles G. Bartlett, for many years manager of the Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company, belongs the credit of giving the island of Hawaii this most modern brewery and the highest quality of beer produced there. To prove this statement—
You’ll Drink Until Satiated—The Workers are Rushing So It Can Start Up Soon.
The employees of the “Honolulu Brewing Company” are speedily putting in the finishing touches on the brewery on Queen Street.
This is one of the largest endeavors seen in Honolulu in a long time. There have been many large stone buildings built, and some other structures as well for work related to this brand-new undertaking.
The ice factory is three stories tall, and within the same building will be stored the beer kegs.
There are two bright haole who are assembling the machinery and they believe their work will be completed in the next few weeks.
This Tuesday, Captain Kalei of the Schooner Rob Roy, which is a schooner travelling between Honolulu nei and Molokai, was arrested for having an Okolehao jug containing liquor; there were a great many officers sent to the seaside to arrest the Captain of the schooner.
There was much found in a dark room: four gin jugs, two Whiskey jugs, but the majority found were bottles that were empty with no whiff of Okolehao.
One of the sailors of this ship, distanced himself with a dismal look on his face, and another scratched his head while looking pale.
When it was clear to an officer that he saw alcohol was brought into Honolulu town to be sold, and because of orders received by the officers, should there be a person or persons that were confirmed to have alcohol, they were to be taken to Jail [Halewai], that indeed is what happened as per what was ordered; and the officers and some others went along to the Jailhouse while bringing in a Demijohn [“basketry filled with a bottle”] containing some Okolehao; there was the stench of Ipoleimanu, and this made us recall these lines of mele.
¹Kaipoleimanu was during this time a slang for okolehao.
[I took a step back from “Hawaii’s Story,” but not too far. This mele by Queen Kapiolani for her King Kalakaua, Kaipoleimanu, is still widely sung today. But who today still knows that along with Hanalei, Maihi, Weli, and Mapuana, that Kaipoleimanu is a place on Kauai. In a Hawaii where we are so used to places called Diamond Head, Pearl City, Bowls, Sunset, Yokohama, and the like, is there value in re-membering more traditional names?
On that note, before i take some time away from these posts, i thought i would try a little survey. If you have the time, please think about the question rationally, then choose an answer or add one of your own. And as always, do feel free to leave comments in the box all the way at the bottom.]
BEAT HIS WIFE AND THE WIFE WAS AFFLICTED BY THE SEPARATING DISEASE.
This past Sunday, January 28th, the husband of Emalia Kaihumua beat her and her jaw was dislocated, because she was struck with a wine bottle. That woman was taken to Kuapapanui, and tended to.
Later, Dr. McDonald of the Board of Health came and examined the injury, and after his examination of some of the flesh of that woman, he gave orders to have the injured woman to the Quarantine Station in Kalihi.
From this it is understood that Emalia is suspected of having leprosy, and that is possibly why she was taken to the quarantine area of the sick.