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Valued Relics Of Hawaiian Royalty Offered At Auction
Days of old Hawaii were brought to life yesterday morning when historical pieces of rare Hawaiian furniture, clothing, jewelry and ornaments belonging to the late Joseph K. Nawahi and the late Mrs. Emma A. Nawahi of Hilo were displayed and sold at auction at 1633 Nuuanu street. Valuable koa furniture, ancient leis made of feathers of extinct Island birds, tapas belonging to royalty and exquisite inlaid koa calabashes and cabinet articles were among the numerous varieties under the hammer. Continue reading →
H. Baldwin was recently here with some other haole searching for the source of the water of Ulu, flowing in Waipio, and it was found through the patient search of that haole, and some Hawaiians along with the writer were along on that trip to find water, in the jungles of the mountain; this is thought to be water to make an auwai from Ulu to Hamakua, and it will be started perhaps soon. Continue reading →
The Coffee Plantation of Messrs. G. Rhodes & Co., at Hanalei, Kauai, with the dwelling house, machinery, &c., thereon, as heretofore advertised, will be sold at public auction on Wednesday, June 7th 1854.
Catalogues can be seen and all particulars learned on application to
M. C. MONSARRAT.
[You don’t hear too much about coffee from Hanalei.]
(Polynesian, 5/20/1854, p. 3)
The Polynesian, Volume XI, Number 2, Page 3. May 20, 1854.
Safe That Was Once Robbed of $800 in Gold Coin—At Custom House Sale Yesterday—Society Pick Up a Curio.
The Portuguese Mutual Benefit Society of Honolulu had carried to its meeting hall today a large iron safe which has a romance connected with it that is very interesting indeed. The safe was purchased by the President of the society at an auction sale at Morgan’s for the small sum of $35. There was no demand for the safe and the auctioneer congratulate himself upon securing the sum he did. Continue reading →