An Interesting Idol.—Mons. Ballieu has been so fortunate as to secure a wooden god, which was quite recently discovered in a cave on the island of Hawaii, on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea. Continue reading
Hawaiian History, by Hawaiians.
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
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
[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]
Leprosy patients.—One day last week all the way to Tuesday of this week, there were [?? many] leprosy patients taken to Molokai from the hospital of Kalihi. There were an unprecedented number of patients who were [????], but because they could not stay mixed up with those a little better off, therefore they were set apart, to the island, the great Molokai of Hina, without thought [???] if they are saved, in that there are no doctors stationed at the home to which they were sent.
[This volume of the Kuokoa was obviously bound into a book, and unfortunately this article fell next to the tight binding, and so it is difficult to make out the words on the right edge. It is time that the newspapers were unbound and rescanned as clearly as possible.]
(Kuokoa, 9/26/1868, p. 2)
[From: “KE KUHIHEWA O NA HAIPULE.”]
Money is fine, but the love of money is the root of (evil) wrong. Continue reading
Population of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
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
Speedy is the tiny one.—This past week, a little child appeared at the Hawaii Post office who was perhaps six years old, his name being Keaweehu, from Hilo of the Kanilehua rain; Continue reading