More on George Glendon and Samoa, 1890.


George Glendon, formerly of Honolulu, died suddenly at Apia, June 23d, from natural causes. He was one a member of the Hawaiian Legislature and after a school teacher. Embezzlement of school money got him in trouble. He went to Apia about a year ago and advertised as an attorney-at-law, but, owing to the state of the country, did not do much.

A proclamation issued by King Malietoa amongst other things prohibits the game of cricket being played. For a breach of this regulation the penalty has been fixed at a fine of $45 of three months’ imprisonment.

The new United States Consulate General building was used on the 4th of July, when Mr. Sewall gave a grand ball. It is a commodious and substantial structure.

One of the principal managers of the German plantation has been arrested and will be tried for ill-treatment of labor boys. When the case comes up in Court, some most unpleasant disclosures will be made.

A sporting club has been formed, and a three-quarter of a mile course laid out on suitable around.

The U. S. S. Mohican is the only war vessel in port.

A new law, relating to marriages and divorces, has been proclaimed.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 7/28/1890, p. 2)


Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XII, Number 23, Page 2. July 28, 1890.


James Keau writes from Apia, Upolu, Samoa, 1887.

[Found under: “Correspondences from Friends”]

From Samoa.

Apia, Upolu, Samoa, Oct. 19, 1887.

Aloha to you and your whole family:

Here I am in Samoa in good health.

I am very taken by this land; life is good. The lay of the harbor is fine. If it was built well like the harbor of Honolulu, then this one would be better; currently, there are many lovely huge wooden houses and life here is somewhat like that in Hilo, but perhaps it is better here.

There is much food in this land, and fruits like coconuts, bananas, oranges, breadfruit, mango, and much more; life is easy here; the people are pleasant, people do not make trouble, they do not think much of work, they just go about their way.

Their bodies are bare: the men, women, and children as well; they have big bodies, and they cover their privates; some of them wear clothes as we do, and so do some men [?]

I will be going to Savaii, a large island like Hawaii, and there I will board a steamship and return to Honolulu in the month of December.

I am looking for all sorts of things to sell there; many haole acquaintances put in orders, and that is what I look for; coconut bowls are mainly the goods that I bring back, as well as some other things.

There are many things which this place is blessed with, and I feel that if I were to live here, I will have a blissful existence. Your friend, JAMES KEAU.

Paeaina [probably from the newspaper Ko Hawaii Paeaina (of which the May to December 1887 issues are missing…)]

(Kuokoa, 11/5/1887, p. 4)

Mai Samoa Mai.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVI, Helu 45, Aoao 4. Novemaba 5, 1887.