Death of George W. Hyatt, 1870.

George Hyatt has died—On this past Sunday, Feb. 13, George Hyatt died at the Queen’s Hospital. He was an old black man, and he was well known here in Hawaii. Continue reading

George W. Hyatt candidate in Hawaiian election, 1864.

An election occurred on the 29th for Representatives. The following is the result of the balloting:

G. Rhodes ….. 252
Edward H. Boyd ….. 195
S. N. Castle ….. 176
J. Kahai ….. 159
S. W. Mahelona ….. 67 Continue reading

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation reaches Hawaii nei, 1863.

[Found under: “KA NU HOU HOPE LOA.”]

—The President of the United States has pronounced his proclamation that the “nika” who are being enslaved in the states of the United States that rebelled will be freed, but notwithstanding the states that did not rebel; they shall give wages to their “nika,” and these are the words of the proclamation of the President:

“A no ia mea, owau o Aberahama Linekona, ka Peresidena o Amerika Huipuia, ma ka mana i haawiia mai ia’u ma ko’u ano Alihikaua o na puali koa a me na aumoku kaua, i ka wa e kipiia mai nei o Amerika Huipuia, a ma ke ano kaua hoi, i mea e hoopau ai ia kipi ana, ke hoike nei ma keia la mua o Ianuari, M. H. 1836, a e like hoi me ka’u i manao ai e pai ia ka’u olelo kuahaua mahope o kka hala ana o na la hookahi haneri, mai ka la i kakau ia’i ka olelo i haiia maluna, ke kuikahi nei i na mokuuaina a me na apana, kahi nona ka poe kanaka e noho kipi ana ia Amerika Huipuia i keia la, eia mahope nei, penei: Continue reading

Apologies given for a mistake, 1903.

KUHIO ORDERED FROM THEATER BOX

Most native Hawaiians who have traveled in the States will appreciate the feelings of Prince Kuhio and his wife, as described below, the more because of personal experiences of their own. East of the Sierras any man of color, seeking first-class accommodations, is likely to be mistaken for a negro and treated accordingly. A year or more ago the Queen and her attendants were refused accommodations at a famous Eastern hotel because they were taken for the “Black Patti troupe.” White men with Hawaiian wives have been subjected to special annoyance on this score. Following is an account of Prince Kuhio’s mis-adventures: Continue reading

Prejudice explained, 1901.

The Famous Black Man [Paele] in America.

THERE WAS MUCH PROTEST TO THE PRESIDENT INVITING HIM TO EAT WITH HIM.

Some Things Which Show the Hatred the Whites of the South Have for the Blacks to This Day.

Something that the people of the South of America are very incensed about now, that is because President Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington, the very famous Paele in America these days, to go to the White House of the Capitol to dine with him. Perhaps none of us understand the cause of this anger, but these days, the hatred of the whites of the south have for the Paele like when these people lived as their slaves. The whites of the south know that this Paele is well educated, and there have been many a time that they went to him and showed him some things that were very unclear to them. So that we get an understanding of how the paele are hated, we will give a short illustration of a situation that is seen all the time at the home of this famous Paele. Continue reading

More on William Hodges, 1862.

Attempt at Strangling.—We learn that on the 30th ult., at Wainiha, Kauai, a colored man, named William Hodges, narrowly escaped being strangled by having had a lasso put around his head, while asleep, by parties operating from outside the house, assisted by some one of the inmates. Investigation of the parties is now being held.

(Polynesian, 5/10/1862, p. 3)

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Polynesian, Volume XIX, Number 2, Page 3. May 10, 1862.