Death of Alapai Painamu, 1911.


O Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, insert the words of this letter placed above in an open space of your paper so that family and friends living from where the sun rises at Kumukahi all the way to the sun Snatching island of Lehua.

On the 14 of March, 1911, the Angel of death took the breath of my wife and left her earthly body, but it is He who giveth, He who taketh away, glory to the name of Jehovah Sabaoth. Continue reading


Mrs. Kapuoko passes on, 1898.


Mr. Editor:

Please insert in an open space of our pride, so that our friends living from the rising of the sun at Haehae to the setting of the sun at Lehua, the words placed above.

With a heavy heart and drenched with tears, I announce openly. At the residence of J. H. Imihia at Papaloa, Kalaupapa, Molokai, came the angel of death and took the living breath of Mrs. Kapuoko at 1:15 p. m. on the 10th of March, 1898. Continue reading

Mileina Ahia, Kapeka Pinao, and Josiah Haole pass on, 1899.

Freed from Burdens of this World.


In the morning of this past Thursday, at her residence mauka of Waikahalulu, after a short illness, the breath of the native mother whose name is above was taken away, at the age of 57 years old. Continue reading

Might this be the reason the song “Palisa” was written? 1908.


Messrs. C. G. Bockus, Gerrit Wilder and C. S. Crane, the committee named to select and purchase moving-picture film for the machine shortly to be taken to the Molokai Settlement, watched R. K. Bonine exhibit a mile or so of views and stunts submitted to them for sale. Mr. Bonine had put his machine and his skill at the service of the committee, and the tests of the various films were made in his studio. There were several persons to watch in addition to the committeemen, including Superintendent Jack McVeigh of the Settlement and A. Gartley, and the various pictures were criticized as to their particular merits for the desired use. Continue reading

More on the leprosy patients, 1868.

The Lepers.—The active measures of the Board of Health to make another thorough examination of the Islands, for the purpose of staying the spread of leprosy, has attracted public attention to what is being done, in this matter of the public health. As the settlement at Molokai becomes thoroughly organized, and its comfortable provision for the lepers becomes better known, there is less dread and less unwillingness on the part of the suspected, to report themselves for examination. With a perseverance in the course adopted, the lepers throughout the Islands will soon be all gathered in and disposed of in the quarters assigned for their future residence. Continue reading