More from Kalaupapa, 1912.


O Nupepa Kuokoa, Aloha oe:—Please be so kind as to include in an empty space of your columns the article with the title above, “A Remembrance of the One Who Has Gone,” that being Mrs. Kalamau.

She came to the leprosy settlement on March 29, 1912, and died on September 27, 1912 in Bishop Home, and it was your writer who took care of her. We lived together for about six months when she left me.

Her family is in Pahala, Kau, Hawaii. Her father, mother, and husband, you will no longer see her hand on white stationery with the black of ink.

O Pahala in the blustery winds, you shall no longer see Mrs. Kalamau; O Pahala in the soft blowing Kehau, i have no gift for you, only aloha.

I end here; my aloha to the type setting boys of the Kuokoa. Me, in the shade of the hoi [ho’i?] leaves.

Mrs. H. P. Paniani.

Bishop Home, Kalaupapa, Molokai, Oct. 5, 1912.

(Kuokoa, 10/18/1912, p. 7)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 42, Aoao 7. Okatoba 18, 1912.

Film of Kalaupapa 4th of July celebration, 1915.


Before a few invited people, the haole film maker, R. K. Bonine showed views of the celebration of the fourth of July at the land of the patients on Molokai, on the night of this past July 4th.

Superintendent McVeigh was amongst the audience, and was much appreciative of the quality and clarity of these views shot on film; and when he returned to the land of the patients this Tuesday, he took with him the movie to show before the patients.

The movie taken by Mr. Bonine was 800 feet in length, and as he agreed before the patients of Kalaupapa to show the movie he shot before them, therefore, he wanted Molokai’s people to see that movie first before him showing it to Honolulu’s people at the Opera House in the future.

The first scene in the movie is the port of Kalaupapa, with the skiffs of the steamship approaching the harbor; accompanying this first scene is the store of Kalaupapa, with a oxcart pulled by four oxen—this scene shows everyday life at the land of the patients.

The scene following this is the infirmary, which is far away, and some other things; and then it moves to the celebration of this past fourth of July.

In the parade are five police, all the way at the head of the parade, with their uniforms; following behind them are the automobiles and the Chinese carts [kaa bake?], and American flags wave everywhere like the ones decorating those vehicles.

After the parading cars were those pa-u riders with their skirts fluttering in the wind; and after them were the various singing groups all dressed up in their uniforms, the girls of Bishop Home, the boys of Baldwin Home; and following that was the cowboys and the pa-u riders of Kauai.

The entertaining horse races of the day is another good scene, along with some other views of the land of the patients; and when that small crowd saw these scenes, they were full of appreciation for Mr. Bonine, and the patients will certainly not fail to give their thanks for the movie.

(Kuokoa, 8/15/1915, p. 3)


Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIII, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Augate 13, 1915.