The famed wauke of Kuloli, Okoe, South Kona, 1923.

THE SINGLE-STANDING WAUKE OF KULOLI THAT IS FAMOUS.

Solomon Hanohano [Editor of the Kuokoa]; Much aloha shared between us:—Perhaps people do not know, or the new generation of this time that moves on, of the nature of the title placed above. Perhaps they are mistaken thinking that it is just a tale [moolelo kaao], like the story of Kamehameha says “nip off the bud of the wauke while it is still young.”

That is why your writer was urged to write to inform the public of the location of this famous place in the olden days of our kupuna. Continue reading

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More on Kahuku connection to Waipahu, 1939.

ADDING TO MRS. LAHILAHI WEBB’S STORY OF WAIPAHU

Editor The Advertiser:

May I add a little to Lahilahi Webb’s story of Waipahu.

On Tuesday Miss Titcomb took Lahilahi Webb and me to interview Mrs. Kapeka Baker, one of the two remaining old timers of that locality. Continue reading

Lahilahi Webb on Kahuku connection to Waipahu, 1939.

LAHILAHI WEBB’S STORY OF THE LOST KAPA MALLET

Editor The Advertiser:

In the Advertiser this morning, May 16, I saw the article “Underground Channel May connect Kahuku and Waipahu.” I have heard about this water of Waipahu coming from Kahuku, frommy childhood. My mother’s people were kamaainas of Waikele and the Ewa district. Also my granduncle, Kapepu Kauila, familiarly known as Kapepu, the Konohiki nui of Waikele and Waianae. Continue reading

Kahuku connected to Waipahu by underground channel, 1939.

Underground Channel May Connect Kahuku, Waipahu

By ORINE HAMMOND

Are there underground channels from one side of the Island to the other?

Is there, Kamaainas of Waipahu, a stream which begins as Punahoolapa—the “Bright Spring”—in Kahuku, disappears and worms its way underground across the Island to reappear in your own Waipahu spring? Continue reading

A procession, 1886.

[Found under: “Kela me Keia.”]

Here is something else: In the morning of the Sabbath, Dec. 15, at Ainahou, news of a procession was sniffed out by the puffing nostril of the steamship Eleu. While it was at leisure and to its great amazement, its gaze fell upon a large number of men and women walking in a row in the tall house, nearby at the ocean. They were men girded in malo lenalena, if he was not mistaken, and women in pāʻū lenalena. Shortly thereafter, they disappeared perhaps into a room, and were no longer seen. In theory they could be the “ball of twine society” [ahahui Popo Kuaina] spoken of, or perhaps the descendants of the hale naua. With his bewildered thoughts floating within, he snickered as he recalled his dream of a procession of red gods with small heads, long legs, branched bones, scaly finger nails [??? makiao unahi], and so forth. Then his hair bristled, and he returned home.

[This is a curious article found in the Kuokoa.]

(Kuokoa, 12/11/1886, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXV, Helu 50, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 11, 1886.

Treasures spread across the four corners of the earth? 1906.

Auction Sale

Tourists! Collectors!

Thursday, Feb. 1, 1906,

10 O’CLOCK A. M.,

At my salesroom, 847 Kaahumanu Street, I will sell, under instruction from the Administrators of the Estate of

MARY AILAU

the eminent Hawaiian collector, the following ancient and other relics of

Ancient Chiefs

Pig Platters,

Calabashes,

Cocos (Calabash Nets),

Tapas,

Stone Adzes,

Stone Lamps,

Mike Stones,

Poi Pounders,

49 Fans,

2 Kauila Aumakuas (War Spears),

2 Hula Drums (Ancient),

1 Idol—Kukaili-iki—One of Kamehameha’s War Gods,

1 Ipu Hula (Gourd Drum),

1 Pawehe Calabash,

1 Pawehe Water Bottle,

1 Newa (War Club),

2 Bamboo Cushions,

1 Hinai Opae,

2 Samoan War Clubs,

1 Koko (Ancient),

1 Black Kapa (Burial),

1 Lauhala Hall Mat,

7 Samoan Cocoanut Bowls,

1 Lauhala Bag,

1 Case Stuffed Hawaiian Birds,

1 Aumakua,

1 Kauila Kahili Stick,

1 Kahili Stick (Tortoise) and Ivory (Ancient),

2 Emu Eggs,

1 Carved Coco Bank,

1 Large Show Case,

4 Lei Hulus (Native Birds),

1 Samoan War Club,

1 Moss Album.

JAMES F. MORGAN,

AUCTIONEER.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 1/29/1906, p. 8)

Auction Sale

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, XLIII, Number 7324, Page 8. January 29, 1906.