PCA comment on John Aylett, 1869.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

We take pleasure in inserting the business cards of Hawaiians. It is an encouraging sign to see them come out and bid for trade and custom in competition with more favored foreigners. We refer particularly to the card of Mr. John Aylett, and ask for him a share of public patronage.

(PCA, 1/9/1869, p. 2)


Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XIII, Number 28, Page 2. January 9, 1869.



Commentary on awa licenses, 1869.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

Awa License.—On Tuesday of last week, C. S. Bato [C. S. Bartow] auctioned off awa Licenses for Koolaupoko, Waialua, Ewa and Waianae. Continue reading

Commentary on annexation from a hundred and fifty years ago. 1869.

A few Independent Thoughts on Annexation.

To the Editor—Sir:—As the laws of debate require, and your liberal principles allow each side to be heard, I submit the following lines to the public.

In all speculative propositions, it is necessary to examine their basis, that a predisposing bias may not violate truth. Continue reading

“Aole na ka malihini e ao mai ia’u i ka mooolelo o ko’u lahui…” 1868.

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

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