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George Berkely Rowell, 1865.

News from Waimea, Kauai.

In the midday of this 9th of August, G. B. Rowell and the church members who followed him went into the Church of Waimea with new locks to shut the doors of the Church so that it could not be entered with the old keys in our possession, until our meeting hour, at 1:30, when I went to ring our meeting bell; the doors were locked and people were on guard from inside, with the doors locked; and I said, “open the doors you guys so that I can come in to ring our bell.” Kahele and Luka, the heads of Rowell’s church refused. Continue reading

Why did Dr. Matthew Makalua not return? 1894.

Doctor M. Makalua.

In a fit of what the Advertiser terms generosity, the councils yesterday voted the sum of $400 for the return passage of Dr. Makalua. It is not at all clear that the offer of this paltry pittance towards his expenses out will induce Doctor Makalua to quit a country and people where the shade of a man’s skin is no more social barrier than the color of his hair or eyes. The Advertiser is generous in suggesting a second-class passage for the “kanaka” in perference to a steerage one, but how about his wife; daughter of a Colonel of the British Army and their children.

Doctor Makalua has attained high distinction in his profession and moves in the best society, and is possessed of means sufficient to come out and return. For the peace of mind of himself and wife we would advise him to remain in England; but memory dwells fondly over ones birthplace, and his countrymen want him among them; Mr. Damon, also, who at the risk of offending the crowd of medicos who constitute about a tenth of the foreign population is resolved to tempt Dr. Makalua to come.

The Advertiser never raised a howl over the expenses—which ran into thousands—incurred in bringing Dr. Arning, Lutz and others out here, and in the case of these two gentlemen named, the causes which led to their departure were eminently discreditable to the Advertiser party, and injurious to the credit of the country.

[Click here. Find out about why Dr. Matthew Makalua said he did not come home to Hawaii nei.]

(Hawaii Holomua, 6/1/1894, p. 2)

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Hawaii Holomua, Volume III, Number 128, Page 2. June 1, 1894.

Queen’s Hospital, 1860.

The Hospital.

It was said in the report of Dr. Hillebrand that was printed in the Polynesian, the number of sick treated in the hospital from the 1st of August, 1859 until now, is 1,354! 835men, 519 women. Of these people, 107 are inpatients; 76  men and 31 women. There were 12 who died, and over 4,000 doses of medicines were administered. The hospital is currently at full capacity. Continue reading