This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
Prizing the Lahui.—We have heard that the Honorable R. C. Wyllie is considering presenting medals to some women living on his lands at Hanalei; the reason for him doing so is because of the great number of children these women gave birth to, that being 15 children of one, and the same for the other; and a majority of the children survive. Continue reading →
The Hon. A. S. Cleghorn was blessed with being gifted with a beautiful daughter by his wife, the Alii Likelike Cleghorn. This is a new Royal Offspring in the era of King Kalakaua. Our humble plea is for the Heavens to watch over and bless Hawaii,
Captain W. P. Kalolina was blessed with being presented with by his “Eve,” two boys on the 5th of this September. Those who bear fruit of their loins are fortunate for it is an expansion of the lahui [hooulu lahui] in this era of King Kalakaua. The names of these offsprings are Kealiipunikuhina and Keliialohamakaainana. Continue reading →
Some thoughts welled up within me pertaining to something printed by you on a page on the past 1st of March, Helu 14; about some matters dealing with increasing the people of our islands, if it is something appropriate to do. Continue reading →
In this issue, we put before as a free paper for our readers the population chart of these Hawaiian Islands for the year 1872. For those who understand the population chart, they will think that it is something valuable, but for those who think it has no value, we should probably cover the important aspects. Continue reading →
The Crown Lands [Aina Leialii] were lands of Kauikeaouli that he set aside for himself and his descendants, when he divided the lands of his Kingdom between himself, the Alii, and the makaainana. In 1865, it was decided by the Supreme Court [Ahahookolokolo Kiekie] that these lands would be inherited by the person who sits on the Throne. The Legislature just passed a law to establish a managing Commission which will put these lands in order. Being there are no descendants of Kamehameha I that are living, therefore, the lands will now go to the people, that is they were released by the Legislature to help the Chief Executive [Luna Hooko kiekie] in his office.
Being that this office is no more and is of naught at this time, those lands are under the jurisdiction of the Government. Continue reading →
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 →
On Friday last week, a plump new lady named Eliza arrived in this world of light from the loins of Mrs. David Bonabare Haumea [David Bonaparte Haumea]. She is a healthy child this day; and she makes ten children for Mr. Haumea and his second wife; two have passed on to the other world and eight remain living, and added together with the three living children with his wife [former wife?], and his many grandchildren, this is a family that is increasing the lahui.
Mr. Haumea is an officer stationed at the corner of Fort and Merchant streets, and is someone who has been employed as an officer for a very long time. Long live the child until she is of old age.