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.



John Aylett aka Keoni Tela ad in Hawaiian, 1869.


THE ONE WHOSE NAME APPEARS BELOW ANNOUNCES to the public, that he is prepared to sew and to cut all kinds of men’s clothing, just like the Latest Fashion arriving, as per the wishes of the one who owns the clothes, at my Clothier on Hotel Street, Honolulu. I always have in stock all the Latest Bolts of Cloth of various types.

KEONI TELA (John Aylett)


[“Keoni Tela” seems to be a nickname “John Tailor”.]

(Kuokoa, 1/23/1869, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 4, Aoao 3. Ianuari 23, 1869.

Year of the boar and some quilting to boot at Hawi Mill, 1899.


My dear Loea Kalaiaina,

Aloha oe:—

Here at Hawi Mill, some Hawaiian women started up a Quilting Club, and they named it, “Ka Hui Laulima a ke Aloha.” They are now active, headed by Mrs. K. Liwai, and Mrs. A. Kipi, Treasurer. Their work will be followed by progress. Continue reading

Chinese new year was not a good time for many 120 years ago, 1899.



They are in Bonds and in Prison on the Greatest Festival of the Celestial Calendar.

The Chinese at Quarantine have other griefs than that of being refused a landing and their grief extends to and is shown by their friends and countrymen throughout the Islands. Continue reading

John Papa Ii speaks of his aunty, Kaneiakama, 1869.


And perhaps because of the skill of Kaneiakama at composing mele, that the chiefess [Kaahumanu] had a liking for her, and maybe that is why that land [Waianae] went to the two of them [Kaneiakama and her husband, Paakonia].

[John Papa Ii’s columns on the history of Hawaii ran in the Kuokoa from 1866 through 1870. For more on Kaneiakama see more from this date, and in English, see “Fragments of Hawaiian History,” translated by Mary Kawena Pukui, and published by Bishop Museum Press.]

(Kuokoa, 7/17/1869, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 29, Aoao 1. Iulai 17, 1869.


The moon was painted red by God, 1870.

Go look outside tonight, the moon is painted red once again!


From Kauai.

Pertaining to the lunar eclipse. On the 17th of January, at 2:25 and 35 seconds in the morning, one body affected another body in the heavens, and its color turned strange, and we adults and children here in Lihue witnessed it; and here is my bit of humor, someone said: “The moon has been eaten by God.” And another said, “The moon was painted red with red paint by God.” And there was a lot of new things spoken of on that  night, but I cannot carry on about that.

[This article and another was written under the heading “From Kauai,” by S. K. Kahookalaopio of Lihue, Kauai, on January 19, 1870.]

(Kuokoa, 1/29/1870, p. 4)

Mai Kauai mai. Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IX, Helu 5, Aoao 4. Ianuari 29, 1870.

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