Rich treated differently? 1881.


This past Sunday, the steamer “City of Sydney” arrive in this port, and aboard was the millionaire Spreckels [Ona Miliona] from San Francisco. He came to visit his property here in Hawaii nei. But this Tuesday, he boarded the Likelike and sailed for Kulaokamaomao without being quarantined as per our quarantine law. What is with this? Is this action by the Minister of the Interior [Kuhina Kalaiaina, H. A. P. Carter] to let him go unequally? Continue reading


Quarantine (Hoomalu) notice by the government 140 years ago, 1880.

Board of Health, Notice!!

The following regulations of the Board of Health are still in force and notice is hereby given that San Francisco is considered a “port known to be infected with small pox.”

It is further ordered that all persons specially permitted to land from any vessels arriving from San Francisco in less than fifteen days passage, shall report in person to the port Physicians at least once a day, until a period of fifteen days, shall have elapsed since leaving San Francisco. Continue reading

Free health care for the poor, 1880.

Announcement of the Board of Health.

The Board of Health will be opening an Infirmary in Honolulu for the indigent who become sick. There, those mentioned above can receive treatment and medicine at no cost. The Board of Health has selected Dr. Emerson as the Doctor for the Board of Health in Honolulu and Oahu; and Dr. Emerson will be on duty at said infirmary from eleven (11) in the morning until twelve (12) in the afternoon, everyday from Mondays until Saturdays; and on Sundays from ten (10) until eleven in the morning. This previously mentioned infirmary is at Kikihale, mauka of the street going into Lepekaholo (Liberty Hall), in the building of Kamuela Kauwe. Come all, sick men, women, and children, so that you may find relief.

H. A. P. Carter,

President of the Board of Health.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 11/20/1880, p. 2)


Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke III, Helu 47, Aoao 2. Novemaba 20, 1880.