With the death of David Kaukaha Kanewanui, the rest of the fishing descriptions are now lost. 1902.

Because of the amount of new items, some regular columns were put aside and the new things were put in their place.

[With the new editor of the Kuokoa, the paper’s focus changed. This short paragraph is all there was that i could find to explain the abrupt ending to the column. David Kanewanui, i am sure, would have completed the priceless fishing descriptions and would have gone on to do so much more. Don’t play with guns…]

(Kuokoa, 7/11/1902, p. 6)

Mamuli o ka nui o na mea hou...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 28, Aoao 6. Iulai 11, 1902.

David Kanewanui did not return to the Kuokoa office ten days later. 1902.


[For the translation of this article, see the following post, from the mirrored article appearing in The Hawaiian Gazette, 5/23/1902, p. 5. The last paragraph however does not appear in the English and reads:]

With feelings of anguish, the newspaper Kuokoa, “The Foremost of the Hawaiian People,” [“Ke Pookela o ka Lahui Hawaii”] offers its never-ending aloha to the one who passed, David Kanewanui; and to his mother, his children who are left without a parent, and to the family as well who are overcome with mourning, our never-ending love. “His soul returns to heaven, and his body to the earth.” Aloha to this youth whose life in this world was taken so early.

(Kuokoa, 5/23/1902, pp. 1 & 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 21, Aoao 1. Mei 23, 1902.

Ka Lunahooponopono o ke "Kuakoa," David Kanewanui ua hala.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 21, Aoao 6. Mei 23, 1902.

Please don’t play with firearms. Who knows what far-reaching effects it may have! 1902.


Because of a tragic accident of circumstance, the editor of this paper has been struck by misfortune, at the hands of one of his friends, Dan Io, on the evening of this Tuesday, at the club house of the boys of Kamehameha on Fort Street. The first report received by this office, the pistol bullet just grazed his cheek, and the injuries sustained were not that severe, but he was nonetheless taken to the hospital.

According to the latest report received by this office yesterday morning, it stated that the injuries sustained by Mr. David Kanewanui were very severe. Doctors Taylor and Wayson searched for the bullet that hit Mr. Kanewanui in the cheek, while progressing carefully, however they did not find a trace. This bullet hit the cheek bone, and perhaps travelled behind the head.

While David Kanewanui was enjoying his time with his friends, on the evening of Tuesday, May 6th, at the Boys’ Club of Kamehameha School on Fort Street; the gun with the evil bullet was being played with. Mr. Kanewanui entered from another room, and soon thereafter, this Mr. Io shot, but the gun did not fire. After David stepped outside, this Mr. Io aimed that gun that did not fire, but the strange thing is that the gun did fire, and David Kanewanui was shot by a bullet from the pistol.

Mr. Kanewanui stated that this shooting was not malicious, but it was an unexpected accident; therefore, that gentleman to whom belonged this evil lead, was saved. Mr. Kanewanui will perhaps spend ten days in the hospital, whereupon he will return once again to this office.

(Kuokoa, 5/9/1902, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 19, Aoao 6. Mei 9, 1902.