[Found under: Na mea hou o na Waieha.”]
Pertaining to Waikapu.—On the 1st of August of this year, the Congregation of Waikapu decided to work on their church immediately, and these are the main things. The old church, to extend the stone walls 4 feet higher, and to arch the windows, and to fix the cracks in the stone walls. The carpenter that will do this is Ninihua; he says that the church will be completed for $2,300, and it is with this that the building will be complete along with his pay. According the this carpenter, with this money the church and the bell tower will be completed.
There are two Hawaiian hula houses in Waikapu; those who join in the hula are church members as well as non-church members. Many go to those houses, but the truly devout, they do not go. That is what I see when I visited this place, the land famous for the Kololio wind.
[This is part of a longer description by a person calling himself, Mose Malihinihele, of Honolulu.]
(Lahui Hawaii, 8/18/1875, p. 2)
Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 34, Aoao 2. Augate 19, 1875.
We received a letter from the Holo-uha wind of Kekaha stating that the hula is growing at Waialae and the boys and girls participate in great numbers; the name of the kumu hula is Kaumai (m). Continue reading
FROM ONE WHO LOVES HILO
Editor, The Star-Bulletin.
Sir: Will you kindly insert in your paper an item which may be of interest to your readers, especially perhaps to those who are residents of Hilo and the island of Hawaii. Continue reading
Strong Rain and Wind.
O Hae Hawaii:
Aloha oe:—On the 4th of April, it was a calm day; it was a day that Hana people drove in flying fish [malolo] into nets, and the young flying fish came back; in the evening, Kaanaana and Malulu went deep water fishing with hook and line, and not long after, the wind and rain came; Kaanaana quickly pulled up the anchor [pohaku], and Malulu urged Kanaana, “Cut the line and let’s paddle at once.” Kaanaana pulled up all the line into the canoe. They paddled for shore, but they did not reach it; there was a lot of rain and wind and they could not paddle away, the canoe went back, and the shore grew dark and could not be seen; they were lost at sea, it became dark, there was great rain and wind, and great lightning and thunder that night. They flipped over twice and the opening of the canoe was turned underneath, and they righted the canoe, and Malulu lost his paddle and the canoe only had one left. The canoe turned over with the billows and they were in danger of death for the second time. That night became day, that was the fith day, and the canoe did not turn over that day. That day turned into night; there was no calm and the land could not be seen; there was much rain and wind. They nearly died twice that night, and the ama of the canoe came off; Kaanaana jumped to it and binded the ama fast; they sat and the canoe was once again overturned by the billows, and they were in danger of death again; that was the fourth time they were in peril. It became day, and it was the sixth day; the wind died down a bit but the rain was strong; they sat in the canoe without food or clothing. Continue reading
Honored Marriage at Hilo.
On the 16th of March, at 7 o’clock in the evening, joined together were Miss Christina Niualani Leeloy of the Lulehua Rain of Hilo with Frank M. Spencer, son of the Kipuupuu Rain of Waimea, with the golden rope of marriage. A large crown was made with the Hawaiian flag decorated with all sorts of fine flowers which was pleasant for the eye to see, and it was within there that they were married by Rev. Mr. Hill with honor. Willie Beckley and Miss Leeloy were the witnesses. The congregation was filled with distinguished and wealthy people of the land. The parents, Mister and Mrs. Kaihenui went and shook hands with the married ones, and after came the crowd with their gifts. On the 17th a wedding banquet was held with much joy. Continue reading
[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]
These have been some cold mornings and chilly evenings, perhaps because of the Ekepue wind; the “prickling pins of cold” are creeping along. Some people however are feeling perfectly comfortable while others are huddled up.
(Kuokoa, 2/6/1869, p. 3)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 6, Aoao 3. Feberuari 6, 1869.
[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]
Travelled to Waikapu.—In the evening of this past Monday, C. P. Ward (Kapepee), the Supervisor of the Government Warehouses [Luna Hale Papaa o ke Aupuni], Continue reading