Bound years of the Kuokoa for sale, 1865.




Ten Dollars

is the price for the three books. For one book is $3.50. Inquire at the Book store of H. M. WHITNEY [H. M. WINI].

[For a fee, you could take your year of newspapers to be bound at the end of the year, or they would be sold bound like these Kuokoa. Thanks the this binding, we are left with many full sets of newspapers! However, when they microfilmed the bound newspapers years ago, many were so tightly sewn that the bound side of the pages are illegible because they fall in a shadow. Hopefully funding can be found to have these newspapers unbound by an expert so the pages can be photographed clearly!]

(Kuokoa, 3/16/1865, p. 3)

KUOKOA HUMUHUMUIA. Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 11, Aoao 3. Maraki 16, 1865.

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La Hoihoi Ea, 1843.

175 Years Ago.



This day, July thirty first, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, will hereafter be referred to, as memorable in the history of the Sandwich Islands Government. The existence of the Government has often been threatened, but it has been most signally preserved. It is easy to trace the superintending Providence of God in every stage of its advancement. Many months since persons acquainted with its condition were fully aware that a most important crisis was approaching. It was seen that if the nation continued independent favorable influences must be exerted on the other side of the world. While the most amicable negotiations were going forward, an English Man of War anchors in this harbor. Immediate hostile action was threatened unless the Government yielded to certain demands. Those having been acceded to, others more exhorbitant were forth coming. The King finding himself involved in difficulties, which were not of…

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On patriotism, 1894.

Don’t stand up for those who proclaim wrong be right and right be wrong.



It is refreshing to hear the supporters of the revolutionary Americans accuse the loyal citizens of Hawaii of cowardice. The attitude on the 17th of January of the men, who boast of their patriotism and heroism, was not a proof of the qualities now claimed by them. The p. gs. remind us of the small boy standing behind his big and armed brother—and two policemen as guards—yelling to the lonely boy on the other side with no arms and no police: “Come on, come on you coward and I will fix you.”

The abject cowardice of the government was further illustrated today. A well-known contractor, a man of many years residence, and of unblemished standing in this community desired some cartridges for his revolver. He as many other civilized citizens enjoy during their stay at the Waikiki beach all manly sports, and he fishes, rows, jumps, boxes…

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E. K. Fernandez, 1963.


E. K. Fernandez is a man whose life has been jam-packed with “firsts.”

At the turn of the century he promoted the “first” giveaway, offering a camera a week to attract customers to his photo supply business.

He brought to Hawaii the “first” English motion picture camera and showed the “first” talkies in the Islands.

He pushed through the Legislature a measure allowing, for the “first” time, motion pictures on Sundays (providing they were educational and Biblical in nature).

His “first” Sunday motion picture? Something with Charlie Chaplin titled “Tillie’s Punctured  Romance.”

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Giant Powder is not only bad for the environment, 1882.


Please accept my bundle that I put before you, and it shall be you that will give it your all out amongst the public so that our friends who enjoy news will know about it, from the rising sun at Haehae to Lehua where the sun is held back and done. And this is it: Continue reading