The News of Kalaupapa.
Please be so kind as to allow a space on your deck for the few news items of this land of the sick, and it is for you to carry it away.
Movies are being showed all the time here, and the patients are very happy. There was an announcement for the patients who want to be seen by the doctors, an a portion of the patients came to the house of the doctor to sign up as per the offer. There were some people who hesitated and did not go to sign up. And as a result, the Doctor and the Superintendent sent a man from the workshop [hale oihana] to go amongst the houses to sign up those who wanted to be examined by the Doctor. The total of those who went to sign their names is 55, and they are who are listed below and the doctor they chose:
The Men. George Kukapu, William Limalu, William Kaha, Kealawaiole, Kelii Makakoa, Herbert Kaleleiki, D. Ku, Joe Kauhane, Peter Akim, Kalunakaahele, Leong Tung, Liloa Lovell, Hairam Pahau, Kaaihue, Hulihee, Hoaeae Nailima, Kuheleloa Liilii, ???? alewai Nailima, Bainamu, Solomon Momoa, Pakoma, ??? Kapela Maialoha, Kaeha, James Harvest, Naihe and Jon Waiwaiole, Total 27.
The Women. Kawai, Bela Liilii [? Kela Liilii], Kaua Lihau, Pelekila Ioane, Hanapule, Kauwe, Lizzie Aiamanu, Ane Mcmillan, Ellen Mcmillan, Emily Kaihumua, Ane Kekoa, Kailianu Kapiioho, Kala Opu, Rosse Meyer, Pahupiula, Rmma Kuaokala [? Emma Kuaokala], Loika Pauole, Holo Kapela, Makanui D. Umi, Nui, Agnes Holstein, Mary Naeole, Victoria Kaai, Mary Maialoha and Kamai Naihe. Total 25. These patients above are for Dr. Goodhue. For Dr. Wayson. Mary Kapukana (f), Malaia Makaula (f), and Kanaue (m). Total 3. The people who signed up at their own homes total 53; all together that makes 108, counted along with those chosen by the Legislature [Ahaolelo].
With great aloha for my lahui.
S. K. M. NAHAUOWAILEIA.
Kalawao, Molokai, Aug. 27, 1909.
(Kuokoa Home Rula, 9/3/1909, p. 3)
Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke VII, Helu 36, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 3, 1909.