Now this is friendship, 1912.


There was the shocking news spread about on the morning of Tuesday last week about the streetcar accident, and then on the night of the following Monday like a flash of lightning there came sad news of the passing of Malie Kamakaea at Queen’s Hospital due to her injuries.

When the news spread across the width and breadth of the land and arrived before a tiny girl, a beloved friend of Malie Kamakaea, who lives on Kauai, the girl just left her home, her family and and everyone, and she travelled across the sea to see the cold body of her friend who left her and their schoolmates in this world behind.

The name of this tiny girl is Alice Charman, and she is only nine years old. When her older sisters told her of the passing of her beloved friend from this world, she immediately prepared herself to leave her home and went to the place to board the Kinau, and travelled across the sea all by herself for Honolulu.

When the steamship Kinau docked at the harbor, and while the crowd of people watching over the cold body of Malie Kamakaea and the family were relaxing at the funeral home of Mr. Silva, the sea-travelling child, Miss Alice Charman, arrived to see the cold body of her friend who she shared aloha with over the many days they attended school together.

In her hand she held a beautiful lei woven with flowers of the Garden Isle, woven over leaves of ama’u fern, and this became something appreciated by all; the circumstances of it’s fashioning was something they’d remember always.

It was the love of a friend that caused the trip over the wide ocean; distance is of no matter when summoned by tears.

(Kuokoa, 1/26/1912, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 4, Aoao 4. Ianuari 26, 1912.

Don’t leave the kitchen while cooking—still good advice a hundred and fifty years later, 1861.

House consumed by fire.

At Lihue, Kauai, a house was consumed by fire. This is the reason for that house burning down: A kitchen fire of one of the children of Solomon’s school, who was cooking something for himself.

He lit the fire and went away to another house, and was there for perhaps half an hour, and the house was immediately destroyed.

The contents of the house lost to the fire was some barrels of Salmon, and some other valuables. This house that was destroyed by fire belonged to Mr. Rice.    P. R. Manoa.

Nawiliwili, Kauai, Dec. 6, 1861.

[The original images of Ka Hae Hawaii are available on microfilm, but are still as of yet not available online. *It is always important to check the original image against any available typescript, just to make sure what it is you see is indeed what was originally written!]

(Hae Hawaii, 12/25/1861, p. 4)

Hale pau ahi.

Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 39, Aoao 156. Dekemaba 25, 1861.

A great fishing story from Makaweli, 1937.

65 Pound Ahi Caught in Throw Net of Youth

This Fisherman Was Seven Years Old

MAKAWELI, Kauai, January 18—The hopes were in vain, of several sharks who followed behind an Ahi thinking that they’d have a meal, because the Ahi was caught in the throw net of a fisherman, seven years in age, at Makaweli, Kauai, at a children’s swimming spot, on the 12th of this month.

So that no one would doubt it, this child brought the tail of the ahi, and here it is now, hanging in the school room where he attends school.

The name of this child is Keoni Honl, the child of Dr. Honl of Makaweli, Kauai.

The size of the Ahi was 47 inches long, and 27 inches wide. This Ahi was caught by him in his tiny throw net.

Keoni described the capture of this Ahi in his throw net: the ahi thrashed about, even if it was tired from being chased by the shark.

Keoni was fishing at the shore of Makaweli, which has been a regular thing for him now since three years ago; when he saw that the Ahi was being chased by sharks, and that the Ahi was headed straight for the shallow area where children swim, he threw his net, but his throw missed; he watched once more, and when the time was right, he threw his net again, and the great fish was caught by the little child.

Fishing is his great joy. When he was small [haha], he tried swimming, and when he knew how to swim, he began to fish. When he was three years old, his parents gave him his own throw net, and with this he practiced until he was proficient at throwing net.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 1/21/1937, p. 2)

Paa Kekahi Ahi 65 Paona Ika Upena Hoolei Aka Opio

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 10, Helu 3, Aoao 3. Ianuari 27, 1937.