Ship quarantine, 1881.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

The agents of the steamer Septima, are having built at the Quarantine Grounds, on the reef, a large shed, 150 feet long, for the accommodation of the passengers of said vessel. Continue reading

The conclusion of Princess Liliuokalani’s regency, 1881.

The Regent in handing back to the King the authority which he placed in her hands, must do so with a feeling of great satisfaction. During His Majesty’s absence we passed through one very critical period, viz., the small-pox. This called for an extraordinary demand upon the resources of the executive, which was well responded to. When we compare what was done here, with what was done in Sydney, we may well be satisfied with our own Government. Throughout this period the Regent supported her ministers well in spite of opposition and complaint. It certainly was a hard time. The long quarantine and the necessary interference with business operations made men feel discontented, Continue reading

Claus Spreckels refuses quarantine, 1881.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

Claus Spreckels Esq. and Mrs. Spreckels arrived per Steamer City of Sydney, on Sunday morning at 3 a.m. Mr. Spreckels then proposed to get on board the Steamer Kilauea Hou, and proceed direct to Kahului, Maui. But the President of the Board of Health, present at the time, objected; and insisted that inasmuch as Mr. Spreckels had come ashore, Continue reading

Rich treated differently? 1881.


This past Sunday, the steamer “City of Sydney” arrive in this port, and aboard was the millionaire Spreckels [Ona Miliona] from San Francisco. He came to visit his property here in Hawaii nei. But this Tuesday, he boarded the Likelike and sailed for Kulaokamaomao without being quarantined as per our quarantine law. What is with this? Is this action by the Minister of the Interior [Kuhina Kalaiaina, H. A. P. Carter] to let him go unequally? Continue reading

This missionary ship, Hokuao, quarantined for two weeks, 1881.

The ship, Hokuao [Hoku Ao; Morning Star] will be quarantined for two weeks before sailing for Micronesia, so that it does not carry smallpox to that archipelago. Continue reading

Queen Liliuokalani looking back at 1881 and the smallpox quarantine, continued, 1898.



Ko’u noho Kahu Aupuni ana.

A mamuli o ka ikaika a me ka makaala ponoia ana o keia mau rula, i ka wa i hoopauia ae ai o ka hoomaluia ana, aole he mai i hoike ia mai ua puka ae mawaho aku. Aka, he ikaika nae kona laha ana ma ke kulanakauhale o Honolulu, a maloko o laila he ewalu haneri i loaa i ka mai, a ma kahi o ekolu haneri poe i make. Continue reading

Misinformation? 1881.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Mistaken Announcement.—In Number 10 of the Paeaina [Ko Hawaii Pae Aina] of the 5th of March.  That paper had a mistaken announcement in the fourth column of the second page, pertaining to smallpox here in Koolau, Kauai; that is that the Marshal [Ilamuku] put smallpox patients in the church of Moloaa, and the school there, but that is not true. Continue reading

Smallpox on Kauai, 1881.

Letters and word arrived saying that smallpox appeared in Koolau on Kauai, upon people numbering 11. Sheriff Wilcox [luna makai Wilikoki] and his deputy acted quickly putting effort into quarantining against the spread, and immediately quarantined was all of the people living in Anahola all the way to where Bertlemann [Batelemana] lives, Continue reading

Smallpox cases, 1881.


Feb 25—Keahilelepali (f); Kaaku (f), a Gilbertese [Kilipati] from the estate of Emma; Keakuku (m); Keeaumoku (f); Mokuhaahea (m), from Kikihale; Manuela (m), from the schooner Pauahi; Kaoeahana (m); Keawe (m); Ikalaela (m); Kiliona (m) from Kapuukolo; Ah Tang from the steamer Septima; Tito (m), Gilbertese from  Union street; Kealoha (f) from the wharf of Smith [Kamika]. Total 13.

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