Slide show, ice cream, and some violence, 1908.


Because Charles Santos, Portuguese, caused harm upon Wong Ping, a Chinese who is employed at the office of immigration [keena hoopae limahana], he was fined ten dollars on this past Monday before the Police Court [Aha Hoomalu].

This Portuguese man was arrested previously for punching and breaking the jaw of another, and he spent ten months in Kawa for that crime of his, and ten more dollars for this further injury.

Wong Ping and a friend of his and the daughters of this friend were watching a slide show [kii hooleleaka], and from there they went to eat ice cream [aikalima] at the Japanese shop. Continue reading

Ice and Ice Cream in Hawaii, 1869.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

Ice and Ice Cream at all Hours.—If anyone doubts that ice can be manufactured here, he has simply to step into Mr. Bartow’s auction room, where will be found an apparatus so simple that a child can make from one to two quarts of ice (or from two to four pounds) in about half an hour. Yesterday, on the first trial, with the thermometer at about 80°, solid ice was formed, which served to make for the spectators some refreshing drink. This apparatus is a new invention, for which Mr. B. is agent, and the machines are supplied at one hundred dollars each. They are so simple and handy that they recommend themselves, and are always ready to serve the wants of those using them. From eleven to twelve o’clock to-day, Mr. B. will again demonstrate to the skeptical how easy it is to make ice when you know how. In New Orleans, ice is now regularly manufactured, by the aid of a steam engine, and supplied to customers at less than one cent a pound, while the imported article costs four cents. If its manufacture is so successful there, why may it not be introduced here on a smaller scale?

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 7/17/1869, p. 3)

Ice and Ice Cream at all Hours.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XIV, Number 3, Page 3. July 17, 1869.

Birthday gifts for Princess Liliuokalani, 1886.

Birthday Presentations to H. R. H. Princess Liliuokalani.

The following are the remarks made at the presentation to Her Royal Highness the Princess Liliuokalani, by the Prince’s Own Company and the Hookuonoono Society, during the festivities of September 2d:


The Prince’s Own Company of volunteers presented Her Royal Highness with a silver ice cream service, accompanied with a plush silk tablet and the following inscription: “Liliuokalani, from the Prince’s Own Corps, Sept. 2, 1886.” Captain James Boyd, in making the presentation, said:

Your Royal Highness:—Receive our aloha nui and aloha alii on this the occasion of your 48th birthday. In the name of every member of the Prince’s Own Corps, I can say that they are ready as a body to protect Your Royal Highness, the Throne and the Royal Family. We are happy to here tender our congratulations, renew our love, offer our alohas and wish Your Royal Highness many returns of this pleasant occasion. We pray that Your Royal Highness may be in God’s keeping.


The Hookuonoono Society, through Mrs. Junius Kaae, presented a magnificent silver tea and coffee set, with the name “Liliuokalani” engraved on each article. The following are the remarks made at the presentation:

Your Royal Highness—In the name of the Hui Hookuonoono, we present the love of this society on the anniversary of Your Royal Highness’ forty-eighth birthday, an occasion which we all enjoy. It was through Your Royal Highness that this society was established, and it is the duty of all members to do everything in their power to further the good work. As it was through Your Royal Highness this good work was started, so we all bear in our hearts love for both Your Royal Highness and the good work. To continue the society and make its future prosperous will be the society’s motto, and, in conclusion, we again present our love and go forth to perform that good work. We pray that God will keep Your Royal Highness in peace and prosperity.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 9/4/1886, p. 2)

Birthday Presentations to H. R. H. Princess Liliuokalani.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume V. Number 212, Page 2. September 4, 1886.

Ice Cream from a new Bakery, 1854.


THE SUBSCRIBER would inform his friends and the public, that he has opened a

Bakery and Confectioner’s Establishment,

two doors above Mr. Lafrenz’s store, Mauna Kea st., where a good assortment of articles can be found at all times.

Balls and Pic Nic Parties supplied with any article in the above line, on short notice.

*** Ice Creams, Jellies, Blanc Mange, Cakes of all kinds, on hand, or supplied to order.


(Polynesian, 12/16/1854, p. 2)


The Polynesian, Volume XI, Number 32, Page 2. December 16, 1854.

I scream, you scream? 1867.

Amazement at the Wai Hau.—On the evening of this past Saturday, between the hours of 7 and 10, Horne [Horn] opened up his sweets shop to welcome those who wanted ice cream. We hear that because of the great number of people interested, all the ice cream was gone that evening and those that came after were given something that was not actually ice cream, but something similar.

[Here’s an advertisement for this shop much later in Thrum’s Annual for 1886, but we see that the establishment was opened in 1863!]

(Au Okoa, 9/26/1867, p. 2)

Makahehi i ka Wai Hau.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke III, Helu 23, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 26, 1867.

Eat local advertisement? 1932.



Made in Hawaii by Kamaaina, from cream which is produced locally from Hawaii dairy cows which are well fed, and from sugar grown in Hawaii.


Telephone 1275

(Alakai o Hawaii, 1/14/1932, p. 3)


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 3, Helu 37, Aoao, 3. Ianuali 14, 1932.

Ice Cream in Honolulu, 1857?

Ice Cream Here in Honolulu—Perhaps ten years or more ago, we saw ice cream (hau paa) being made here in Honolulu, and on the night of this past Saturday, and on Monday night, we saw it again, and we tried it once more. When we put it in our mouths, it was the same as when we first had it, and it was gone in no time. The throat did not object, but yearned for more.

(Kuokoa, 9/28/1867, p. 2)

Hau Paa ma Honolulu nei

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 39, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 28, 1867.