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Nani wale kuu home ku kilakila I ka ulu wehiwehi o na pua Hookahi pua oi ma kuu home O ka pua melia lei onaona Onaona na maka o kuu makua I ka noho i ka malu lau ohai Eia au la ko lei mamo Malalo o ka mana o ka Papa Ola He aloha e ka leo o kuu makua I ke kaukau mai me ka waimaka Mehe ‘la a e i mai ana ia’u He aloha kuu hoapili o ka hale Kuu hoa i ka hale lana i ke kai I ke kai malihini o Kawaihae Kau aku ka manao no Waimea E ike i ka ua kipuupuu Alo aku o ke anu a o Mana E kilohi i ka nani o Maunakea Ilaila makou i luana ai Me o’u kupuna a i hala aku Haina ia mai ana ka puana He aloha pau ole no kuu home.
To Mrs. Wahine Kaiu and the child of the two of you, Isaac W. Kaiu.
Sympathy to you both:
We, the Luna of the brethren of the Kapaa church, island of Kauai, by way of our Committee:
Whereas, the Almighty Father has kindly taken the last breath of your chief Simeona Kaiu at 12 o’clock in the night of the 23rd of January, 1897, at your own residence “Ka Puuwai Aloha,” Waipouli, Kauai, and this has caused your heart to grieve, therefore, Continue reading →
Persecution. Just recently, some people here in Honolulu were persecuted for their tattooing, for their knocking out teeth, and for other foolish actions; they were led all about, here and there, by the overseer, while he made a spectacle of their offense before people. Perhaps this is a good thing; the ignorant will be shamed and the rogues will be in fear.