Kohai, licensed as a kahuna lapaau, 1873.

[Found under: “NA OLELO HOOLAHA.”]

I AM KOHAI, and I am announcing to all that I was selected by the Board of Health [Papa Ola], as a Medical Practitioner [Kahuna Lapaau] for the District of Koolaupoko, Island of Oahu, with the approval of the Minister of the Interior Continue reading


Na olelo ponoi o Kalani Kalakaua ma kona la hanau, 1874.

“Aloha oukou:

Ua lawe mai au i keia la, oia hoi kuu la hanau, i la hoomaikai i ka Mea Mana, no na pomaikai o ko kakou ola kino a kokoke i ka puni o keia makahiki. A ano ka mea hoi, ke kokoke mai nei ka manawa o Ko’u holo ana aku i na aina e, e imi i ka pomaikai o na hana nui a ko kakou aupuni; ua puili ae au i keia wa, e hai aku i Ko’u aloha ia oukou e na makaainana.

Ke hele nei au e hooko aku i ka mea a ke kau Ahaolelo i hooholo iho nei.

He mea mau iloko o na moolelo kahiko o na aupuni a me ko keia wa no hoi, ke kaahele ana o na Aimoku iloko o kekahi mau aupuni e aku, e imi ana no i pomaikai lahui iho. Continue reading

Visiting the Leprosy hospital in Kalihi a hundred and fifty years ago, 1866.

[Found under: “MA KE KAUOHA.”]

The person and people perhaps who wish to go and see the Leprosy Hospital at Kalihi [Halemai Lepera ma Kalihi], and their friends there.

Therefore, I say to everyone, the hours between 2 o’clock and 4 in the afternoon, on Tuesdays and Fridays, are set aside to go and see; and no one will be allowed during other times except for the Clergy going there to see the patients [poe mai].

By order of the Board of Health [Papa Ola].

T. C. Heuck,
Secretary of the Board of Health.

Office of the Board of Health, H., June 11, 1866.

(Au Okoa, 7/9/1866, p. 3)


Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 12, Aoao 3. Iulai 9, 1866.

Maintain the peace, 1894.

Announcement of the Hawaiian Patriotic League.

Keep the Peace.

I have been ordered by the Executive Committee [Aha Hooko] of the Central Hawaiian Patriotic League of Honolulu, to instruct all of the Leaders and the members of the Ahahui Aloha Aina across the Archipelago, being that it is known that on the 4th of July, 1894, on that day, the Provisional Government will proclaim a new Constitution, and the Republic of Hawaii, and at that time, or perhaps before that time, perhaps Martial Law [Kanawai Koa] will be proclaimed. Continue reading

On patriotism, 1894.


It is refreshing to hear the supporters of the revolutionary Americans accuse the loyal citizens of Hawaii of cowardice. The attitude on the 17th of January of the men, who boast of their patriotism and heroism, was not a proof of the qualities now claimed by them. The p. gs. remind us of the small boy standing behind his big and armed brother—and two policemen as guards—yelling to the lonely boy on the other side with no arms and no police: “Come on, come on you coward and I will fix you.”

The abject cowardice of the government was further illustrated today. A well-known contractor, a man of many years residence, and of unblemished standing in this community desired some cartridges for his revolver. He as many other civilized citizens enjoy during their stay at the Waikiki beach all manly sports, and he fishes, rows, jumps, boxes, and shoots to the target. As a law-abiding citizen he made a formal request to the fir of E. O. Hall & Son, for 100 cartridges and his requisition was returned crossed in red ink “refused by the Marshal.” Continue reading

Queen Emma travelling abroad a hundred and fifty years ago, 1866.

Queen Emma.

From what we heard last of our beloved Queen, she is staying at Hyeres in the south of France. We are happy to say that she is in very good health, and so too her entourage. In accordance with the kind invitation by His Highness, the Minister of the Navy [??? Kuhina o na moku], she went to tour the areas where the weapons are stored and the port of Toulon, and she was welcomed hospitably and treated with all honors appropriate to her position. A great feast was given in the evening of the day she went there. Continue reading

An adornment for Prince Kuhio by Mrs. Annie Freitas, 1922.


He inoa nou e Kalanianaole,
Ka onohi momi a o Hawaii nei.

He mea nui oe na ka lahui,
Milimili na ka Ua Kukalahale.

Ua ku’i e ka lono puni na moku,
O Kalanianaole ua hele loa.

Aia paha oe i Amerika,
I ka uluwehi a o Wakinekona.

Ua kohoia oe e ka lahui,
I wahaolelo no Hawaii.

Kakooia e ka ili keokeo,
Repubalika kou baloka. Continue reading