Maui surveying story from W. O. Aiken, 1943.

How’s Your Hawaiian?

By GEORGE T. ARMITAGE

THE COW’S KULEANA

For some time I have been promised a story from Worth O. Aiken, popular kamaaina who, because of the many trips  he has made to the summit crater in Hawaii National Park areas on Maui, was long known as the mayor of Haleakala. And here it is: Continue reading

More on the death of Lilia Kaleikau, 1922.

KAUAI’S OLDEST WOMAN DIES AT THE AGE OF 96 YEARS

Lilia Davis Kaleikau, grandmother of Senator John Andrew Kealoha passed away at her home in Kapaa on Sunday morning at the ripe age of 96 years, and was probably the oldest living Hawaiian woman on Kauai at the time of her death. Continue reading

Kamehameha III pardons Linton L. Torbert, 1854.

PARDON FROM THE KING.

Whereas, Linton L. Torbert was, on the 24th day of February, A. D. 1846, convicted of the offense of manslaughter, and fined the sum of two-hundred dollars; and whereas, the said Torbert was not the person who actually committed the manslaughter; and whereas, the conduct of the said Torbert has ever since been that of an honest hard-working and in every way exemplary man. Continue reading

Neutrality announced in Washington D. C., 1854.

RELIEF FOR TROUBLED EUROPE.

It cannot be doubted that the European Powers now so unhappily engaged in strife will be much relieved by the following kind and considerate proclamation of the King of the Sandwich Islands announcing that his government intends to observe a strict neutrality in regard to the war. The Czar will now breathe freer, and France and England may dismiss all disquietude: Continue reading

Neutrality proclaimed by King Kamehameha III, 1854.

Proclamation.

Kamehameha III King of the Hawaiian Islands.

Be it known to all whom it may concern, that We, Kamehameha III, King of the Hawaiian Islands, hereby proclaim our entire Neutrality in the war now impending between the Great Maritime powers of Europe; that Our Neutrality is to be respected by all Belligerents, to the full extent of Our Jurisdiction, which by Our Fundamental laws is to the distance of one of one marine league, surrounding each of our islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau, commencing at low water mark on each of the respective coasts of said Islands, and includes all channels passing between and dividing said islands, from Island to island; that all captures and sizures made within Our said Jurisdiction are unlawful; and that the protection andd hospitality of Our Ports, Harbors and Roads, shall be equally extended to all the belligerents, so long as they respect Our neutrality. Continue reading

The death of Jonah Piikoi and his autobiography, 1859.

The death of J. Piikoi.

On the 26th of April, the Honorable J. Piikoi, one of the alii of this Hawaiian archipelago died. He was a much admired man for his competence and his determination in the duties given to him. He was 55 years old, and the sickness he died of was of quick pulse [? aalele nui], and problems with his blood flow, and he died.

Before the death of Piikoi, he prepared a story of his life, from his birth until the day he wrote it, that being the 7th of April. This is it below:

The Autobiography of J. Piikoi

I was born in the month of Ikuwa, that being January, in the year of the Lord 1804.

I was born in Waimea, Kauai, and that was where I was raised until the first Liholiho landed on Kauai on the 22nd of the month of  July, 1821. Continue reading

Death of Kaahumanu II, Kinau, 1839.

DEATH.

KAAHUMANU II.

At Honolulu on the 4th of this April.

She became sick on the 30th of December, in the early  morning; the sickness was paralysis. Her left hand and leg became paralyzed, and on the 31st, she was overcome by  sleep: She slept until the paralysis of her left side abated, but her sleep increased until the 2nd of April, and her siblings [? hoahanau] could not wake her. Continue reading

Honolulu Hale torn down to build a parking lot, 1917.

Historic Building  of ’30s to Be Razed Soon
Honolulu Hale Sold to Frank Godfrey for $10

Honolulu Hale, build about 1836 by Kamehameha III, which was sold today for $10.

Historic Honolulu Hale sold for $10 to one lone bidder Frank Godfrey, today at noon when King Kalakaua’s dinner bell called together a small group of spectators to witness the last event in the life of the building. Within 60 days the building will be torn down and the ground upon which it stands will be cleared of all traces of it, according tothe agreement which the purchaser signed after the auction. The auction was conducted by Elmer L. Schwarzberg of James F. Morgan Co. and in the curious crowd were a number of Honolulu’s kamaainas—old-timers. Continue reading