More coverage of Queen Kapiolani at Kahakaaulana, 1881.

QUEEN KAPIOLANI AT KAHAKAAULANA.

On Saturday, March 26 past, our Queen graciously went down to see her distressed makaainana at Kahakaaulana, the people separated from the healthy under quarantine by the government. The Queen went because of her aloha and her desire to see for herself how the afflicted group of her lahui are being cared for, and to see how they are living, how they are being treated, their bedding, food, and other necessities which her loving heart for her makaainana thought to help to her abilities. The Queen was accompanied by her younger sibling Pooloku and Kekaulike and the honorable Minister of the Interior [Henry A. P. Carter] and J. M. Kapena [John M. Kapena]. Continue reading

More coverage of Queen Kapiolani’s seeing her people at Kahakaaulana, 1881.

Response of the Princess Regent to the Small Pox Patients.

On Saturday last week, the Queen went to the seaside of Kahakaaulana to see the small pox patients. The Alii did not get off of her car, but she graciously spoke with the patients at the door of the building. The alii was accompanied by Kapooloku and Kekaulike, and J. M. Kapena.

After the Queen left, she sent gifts of food of all sorts for the patients. Attached was a letter from the Princess Regent [Kahu Aupuni], and it was read before the patients, and this is it below: Continue reading

Three Lena Machado mele! 1939.

Lena Machado mele! Check out “None Nei”!

nupepa

Hawaiian Songs of This Age

Composed by Lena Machado

NONE NEI

Heaha neia hana a’e none nei
None ana paha i ke kumu o ka hana,
O kau hana maa mau ia,
Hoouluhua mau nohoi oe ia’u.
Heaha kou makemake e hana aku au,
Eia nohoi oe i ku’u poli e pili ala,
Pehea la au e hana aku ai,
Hoouluhua mau nohoi oe ia’u.
Oihoiha e none like aku kaua,
None ana i ka pili makemake
O kou makemake ua hooko ia
O ko’u nei la, aole loa
Haina kapuana ua mele ia
Heaha neia hana a’e none nei.

HOOHENOHENO

Hooheno hoohenoheno nohoi oe,
E ne-none nei i ku’u poli,
E hoolale, e hoolalelale mai ana,
E kiliopu hou kaua ia kawa
O kou makemake a’o ko’u noia
E miliopu-lima hou kaua ilaila
O oe a o wau wale no kei ike
I ka hana noeau a ke kupuna

View original post 87 more words

Maintain the peace, 1894.

July 4.

nupepa

Announcement of the Hawaiian Patriotic League.

Keep the Peace.

I have been ordered by the Executive Committee [Aha Hooko] of the Central Hawaiian Patriotic League of Honolulu, to instruct all of the Leaders and the members of the Ahahui Aloha Aina across the Archipelago, being that it is known that on the 4th of July, 1894, on that day, the Provisional Government will proclaim a new Constitution, and the Republic of Hawaii, and at that time, or perhaps before that time, perhaps Martial Law [Kanawai Koa] will be proclaimed.

View original post 171 more words

In praise of the mongoose, 1866.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

About Rats.—A correspondent writes us as follows: “In your last issue I have remarked a paragraph on Snakes vs. Rats. It seems wonderful to me that none of our rat-eradicators, nor the inhabitants of these Islands, have ever alluded to a small animal called the Mongoose Cat (Mustela), or Weasel kind. Continue reading

On the decline of native birds, 1871.

nupepa

Locals of the Tuahine Rain are no more.

O Ke Au Okoa:—Aloha to you:

I am sending you a small gift atop your outstretched foundation, should your captain and Editor be so kind, and it will be for you to take it to the shores of these islands so that my newspaper-reading companions may see it, it being the letters placed above: “Some Locals of the Tuahine Rain¹ are no more,” and it has been ten or more years which they have not been seen.

And my friends are probably puzzled about these locals that have gone missing, and you, our old-timers, are all likely saying, not them, here they are, and some people have passed away, but we knew of their passing; but the departure of these kamaaina which I speak of was not witnessed. And this is it, the kamaaina birds of our uplands: the Iwi, the O-u…

View original post 711 more words

Bird catching, 1866.

nupepa

[Found under: “SMALL NEWS OF HAWAII NEI.”]

Bird snaring.—We received a letter by T. P. Kaaeae of Hamakua, Hawaii, saying that the men and women of that area are joined together in great numbers in climbing into the forests to snare birds [kapili manu; kawili manu]. And the number of birds caught by a person in a day is from six to thirty. The bird being caught is the Oo of the forests.

(Kuokoa, 3/17/1866, p. 2)

Kawili manu. Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 11, Aoao 2. Maraki 17, 1866.

View original post

Foreign birds set free by the Honorable Lilia Kamakaeha, 1870.

nupepa

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

We hear that the Honorable Mrs. Lilia Kamakaeha was pleased at the releasing of some new kinds of birds so that they spread here in Hawaii nei. Therefore, all hunters are prohibited from shooting these new birds flying in our mountainsides and plains.

(Kuokoa, 10/1/1870, p. 2)

Ua lohe mai makou... Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IX, Helu 40, Aoao 2. Okatoba 1, 1870.

View original post