What Maialoha is said to have written in English which he supposedly did not speak, 1904.

LEPERS CALL THE PINKHAM ENDORSEMENT A HUMBUG

That fishy wireless from Kalaupapa which arrived here the day Pinkham expected to be reappointed, announcing his endorsement by the lepers of the Settlement, has brought the following repudiation. it now looks as if the “endorsement” had been a put-up job between Pinkham and one of his subordinates with the intent to deceive the Governor:

To Mrs. Atcherley:

Having received work by mail of last week to this effect: That we, the leper inmates of Kalaupapa did meet and appoint a committee to extend by wireless our hearty endorsement to the Governor for the reappointment of L. E. Pinkham, Esq. as president of the Board of Health, on the 18th day of April, 1908,

Therefore, We, the undersigned lepers residing in the County of Kalawao, hereby wish the truth to be publicly announced, that there was, and has never been a meeting held here at Kalaupapa for such purpose on the date mentioned or any other date thereof.

Be it further announced, That Mr. Pinkham’s removal from that office receives our hearty approval.

(Signed) K. Naholoholo, J. Uha, K. Kapaa, William Noa Keama, David Ilihia, Kaele, Kaaukai, Hale Kauhola, H. Brown, George McLane, David Pauahi, Paahao, A. M. Koloa, Kalei, Eddie Naukana, John Naluai, S. K. Maialoha, John Taylor Unea. Continue reading

John Taylor Unea, agent for “Ke Aloha Aina” in Kalaupapa, 1917.

ANNOUNCEMENT.

To all the people of Kalaupapa, Molokai, who want a paper this coming year, A. D. 1918; leave your subscription with John T. Unea, along with the money. This will be an important year for us ahead, that being the politics of the Territory, therefore, we should not live in darkness.

(Aloha Aina, 12/28/1917, p. 2)

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Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XXII, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 28, 1917.

J. T. Unea retires after over 20 years as newspaper agent, 1919.

LEAVES HIS POST AS AGENT.

Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Due to me going partially blind, and not being able to obtain a fountain pen [peni inika], I am therefore announcing to you, because of those reasons mentioned above, I am setting aside my position as agent for 20 years and more for the Nupepa Kuokoa, and also for the Aloha Aina and Alakai o Hawaii, with great appreciation for your (Kuokoa) and Aloha Aina’s full trust in me, your humble servant, for these many days.

Me, with aloha,

JOHN TAYLOR UNEA.

Kalaupapa, Oct. 28, 1919.

(Kuokoa, 11/17/1919, p. 3)

WAIHO MAI I KONA NOHO AKENA ANA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 45, Aoao 3. Novemaba 7, 1919.

More sent to the leprosy colony, 1893.

FOR THE LAND OF SUFFERING.

Forty leprosy patients were put aboard the steamer Hawaii of this past Monday, and from amongst this number, there were 6 who were apprehended under the suspicion of having leprosy.

From amongst them, some are our friends and friends of others, living here and there, who are familiar with them; John K. Unea [John T. Unea] is from the Kanilehua Rain of Hilo, T. Nakanaela is from the Kukalahale Rain of Honolulu, A. Kawaieli is from Lanai of Kaululaau. Continue reading