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.
The early history of all nations without a literature, is necessarily traditionary. That of the Hawaiians, previous to the advent of the missionaries, is of course derivable from the traditions handed down from father to son, of those families immediately attendant upon the chiefs, known by the term of kahus—literally, body attendants. These body servants constituted a class of themselves, and it was their province not only to wait on the chiefs personally, but to carefully commit to memory and to transmit to their successors, everything connected with the birth and lineage of their lords—quite after the style of the bards and harpers of olden times in Britain. Continue reading →
Aloha no.—These past Saturdays I saw within Whitney’s newspaper [Pacific Commercial Advertiser] them calling the haole government paper [Hawaiian Gazette], a thief, because of the translation of the History of S. M. Kamakau, into the English language, and for inserting it within some past issues of that newspaper. In my opinion, those pebbles pelted in contempt are not right at all. Continue reading →
ANNOUNCEMENTS OF DOCUMENTS RECORDED IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE.
ABBREVIATIONS [HUA HOAILONA].
We publish in this column announcements of documents submitted for recording at the Recorder’s Office [Keena Kakau Kope] here in Honolulu, as well as the documents recorded there. However, in order for those who read this column to understand it, they will need to know first the abbreviations shown below: Continue reading →
THE PRINCIPAL OF KALIHI WAENA SCHOOL FOUND GUILTY AND FINED $50.
Some time ago, the principal of Kalihi Waena School was sued for whipping William Furtado, one of the students of that school. When the case was heard in the district court of Honolulu nei, before Judge B. Lightfoot, the judge postponed his ruling, and the other day he gave his ruling and found the one sued guilty and fined him $50.00. Continue reading →
PRICES FOR FISHES ARE SET BY THE FOOD COMMISSIONER, CHILD.
This past Saturday, the rules of the food commissioner of Hawaii nei, Child, went into effect, in that the prices for different fishes will be set, not like before when fish was so expensive that some people could not afford fish for them and their families. Continue reading →
May it please your honor and your Captain to kindly welcome this malihini, that being this [article]:
1—It was your patience and skill and electrified Law expertise, you acted with patience and hard work, refusing the law suppressing the Hawaiian language to die for all times, saving it from being extinguished. And for that fearless efforts of yours, we therefore give and extend our great appreciation to you. Continue reading →