Don’t close your eyes, 1893.


A person who is independent knows not of currying favors. A person who is independent will always have pride in themselves.

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More results of July 4, 1894.


We are publishing Article 101 of the Constitution of the Republic of Hawaii, so that the Lahui may understand it, and so that the Jurors for the upcoming August Session see it, that being this:

Article 101:—No person shall be eligible to be an Officer, Senator or Representative under the Republic, or an Elector of Senators or Representatives, or a Juror, until he shall have taken and subscribed the following oath or affirmation, viz: Continue reading

On rice birds in Punaluu, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Hiohiona o Koolauloa.”]

Pertaining to Punaluu.—This is rice farming lands for Chulan & Co. There is much rice in this land; there is much rice as well amongst the Hawaiians in Waiono, Makana, Puheemiki, Kapano, and Papaakoko; Continue reading

We all know what happened to that old lady who swallowed a fly, 1896.


Because of the great many calamities faced by the sugar industry in Hawaii, therefore some people think best thing is for us to import another animal larger than the Mongoose to kill off the Mongoose.

That is a great misconception, but this would cause yet even more calamities. Continue reading

The Royal Hawaiian Band to lose old-timers, 1920.


After working as a musician in the Hawaiian Band [Bana Hawaii] for 51 years, James Pohina, one of the oldest persons working with the band, decided he was at a place where he would retire with a pension from the county government. Continue reading

Kauai people call the Kuokoa a rag, 1893.


Kahikina Kelekona—Here I am in the district of Hanalei now, and I am travelling around the storied places [wahi pana] of this famous lands.

The newspapers greatly subscribed to are the Hawaii Holomua and the Oiaio. There are very few who subscribe to the Kuokoa here. You hear the kanaka saying those words that we are accustomed to, that the Kuokoa is a rag; kanaka are not pleased with it. I saw and heard first hand the them saying so.

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Letter pertaining to plight of William Kanui, 1863.

Pertaining to  William Tennoee [William Tenoee] Alias Kanui.

We heard from Rev. S. C. Damon, the Pastor at the Bethel Church [ka Halepule Betela] at Polelewa, Honolulu, that he received a letter from San Francisco, pertaining to the old Hawaiian that is living in that city, that being the one named above, and he is living there in severe poverty and in difficulty. Kanui has been living in foreign lands since a long time ago, perhaps more than fifty years. Continue reading

Prejudice explained, 1901.

The Famous Black Man [Paele] in America.


Some Things Which Show the Hatred the Whites of the South Have for the Blacks to This Day.

Something that the people of the South of America are very incensed about now, that is because President Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington, the very famous Paele in America these days, to go to the White House of the Capitol to dine with him. Perhaps none of us understand the cause of this anger, but these days, the hatred of the whites of the south have for the Paele like when these people lived as their slaves. The whites of the south know that this Paele is well educated, and there have been many a time that they went to him and showed him some things that were very unclear to them. So that we get an understanding of how the paele are hated, we will give a short illustration of a situation that is seen all the time at the home of this famous Paele. Continue reading

No Prejudice, 1893.


There is None, Thank Heaven, In America Now.

None So Poor We Do Not Do Them Reverence,

Provided They Have a Title in the Family.

Kanaka, Negro, the Child of Adventurer or Throned Lewdness, It Matters Not If the Title is Good.

Correspondence of the Mail.]

New York, May 30.—This is the age of liberality and emancipation—liberty of thought and emancipation from all confining prejudices. We live in an age in which all men and women may do as they please, provided they do not infringe on the rights of others, and we have found the happy millennium when all men are free and equal in age as they were at the time of their creation. Continue reading