Rotten eggs, 1862.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

The Hula performers who travelled to California some months ago just returned on the ship Yankee; Continue reading


The beginnings of the Merrie Monarch Festival, 1964.

Hilo Plans Gay Events For Kalakaua Festival

Advertiser Staff Writer

HILO — A parade, with Duke Kahanamoku as grand marshal.

A relay race, with boys using fresh mullet as batons.

A beard contest, with some 50 entrants expected.

A bicycle race, from Kohala to Hilo.

A town, done over in the era of Hawaii’s “Merry Monarch,” King Kalakaua.

These are just a few of the things being set up as Hilo goes into the final weeks of preparation for its “Merry Monarch Festival,” scheduled to take place here from April 1 to 4. Continue reading

John K. Kealoha marries Alice K. Keliipuleole, 1898.


Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa, aloha oe:—Please place in an open space in your paper the news from here in Kuilei, that is this:

On this past 30th of March, J. K. Kealoha, teacher of Waipio, and Miss A. K. Keliipuleole of Kuilei, Honokaa, were joined by Rev. C. M. Kamakawiwoole at the residence of the woman. Continue reading

Musician Johnny Miner dies in El Paso, 1920.

That Hawaiian Dies of the Flu in El Paso, Texas, 1920.

This past Monday, a letter was received by the Star Bulletin newspaper from Dave Makuakane. This letter told that Johnny Miner died in El Paso Texas; the letter was written on the 24th of March past. Dave Makuakane also stated that they sent word to the family by telegraph, but they did not receive a reply, therefore Johnny Miner was buried in El Paso,  Texas. Continue reading