J. M. Kaapuwai death announcement? 1910.

It seems J. P. Kaapuwai, the composer of the previous kanikau for Eda Kalua reports on the death of J. M. Kaapuwai. The article, and much of the page upon which it appears is hardly legible.

(Kuokoa, 1/28/1910, p. 7)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 4, Aoao 7. Ianuari 28, 1910.


Where are R. Kapihe’s critiques of Kamakau? 1868.

S. M. Kamakau seems to write two Hawaiian language articles responding to R. Kapihe’s critiques. The first one, “He papa hulikoa; he alukakoa; he ahikahalelo, he iliohalawaena,” appears in Au Okoa on 7/23/1868, p. 3. Kamakau says he is responding to a letter from R. Kapihe of perhaps Kailua, Koolaupoko, that appears “on the 16th of this month.” He responds to a number of  criticisms that appeared in Kapihe’s letter about Kamakau’s history of Kamehamehas. Continue reading

Meanwhile this death announcement for Archie A. Hapai is hard to make out, 1933.

This article is difficult to read for two reasons. 1. The newspaper is not scanned clearly. 2. The typesetting seems not to have been done very carefully.

What we can learn from this article that was not included in the previous English article is that:

Archie A. Hapai has Passed On.

His father died earlier, but his mother, Sarah Hapai, survives him although she is frail. She is known to all the young ones of Hilo as Aunty Sarah.

Archie was greatly trusted by his coworkers. He was kind and a gentleman. He left behind a wife and many children, as well as a sister and his mother. Continue reading

Travels of King Kamehameha IV to see the sounding sands of Nohili and more, 1856.


We hear of the sailing of the King from here, and on the next day he landed at Waimea, Kauai, and that night, he sailed to Niihau, and landed at Nonopapa on Saturday [la hoomalolo]. They spent the Sabbath there, and joined together and worshiped Jehovah on that day. On the weekday, the rode horse, fished; there are a 100 or more horses on Niihau; they caught a lot of fish. That evening, they got on board the Maria and sailed for Kaula. The next morning they reached there. Some of them jumped into the ocean and swam ashore with difficulty, for there was a shark there and it was difficult to go ashore; there is a severe cliff and no bay. The King went ashore amongst these difficulties, ascended the cliff. The chiefesses remained on the ship. Continue reading

Deaths in Kalawao, Molokai, 1886.

[Found under: “NA  NUHOU KULOKO.”]

We were informed that there were 45 deaths at Kalawao, Molokai, from the 7th of January to the 23 of May. And amongst these people there was on Chinese, his name was Ani [???] from Honolulu.

[If we had a clear scan of this paper, maybe we could see what his name was.]

(Elele, 8/28/1886, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Elele, Buke VIII, Helu 9, Aoao 2. Augate 28, 1886.