THE PATIENTS OF MOLOKAI ARE EXAMINED.
To the Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha no: Please allow me some space on your deck along with the captain’s passengers travelling aboard your ship (newspaper) and it is for you and your sailors to [anybody care to offer insight into this nautical allusion? “a nau ame kou mau luina e kulai pau iho i na nihoniho o ke ku’e keleawe o ka enekini uwila…”] and to send knowledge from Hawaii, the island of Keawe, all the way to Kauai of Manokalanipo.
Here are your loved ones, a husband, a wife, a child, a grandchild, a daughter, a grand, a great grand; and they turn towards home, to see and to smell once again the cool air of the land (should they return); the fish is an uku, a fish of Kahoolawe.¹
O Reader, shown will be the names and the years they have lived here in the land of the sick without counting the months and days.
Therefore, the number placed before [after] each name is the total years lived here in the land of the sick and the land where they were taken from; for the names without numbers, they don’t want it to be known, and some have not met with the writer; the writer put great effort into completing it, but he could not for it was a big task.
At 11:30 at night on the 13th of October, 1909, the S. S. Likelike arrived at the restless harbor of Kalaupapa; the wind was calm, but the disembarking of the passengers was still rough, they being J. D. McVeigh, Superintendent of the Leprosy Colony; Dr. Wayson; photographer Charles W. Weatherwax and Kikila the secretary of the doctors.
On the 14th, at 9 or so, the doctors W. J. Goodhue and Wayson arrived with the Secretary J. K. Keliikuli, interpreter at the dispensary; and the examination of the patients began; and to Kalawao went the honor of the first examination, as follows:
P. Kiha (m), Maui; Mary Maialoha (m), 3, Kawaihae, Hawaii; Heaekulani (m) 21, Honolulu; William Holokahiki (m), Waihee; Kinoole (f); Sarah Opu (f), Moloaa, Kauai; S. Kapela (m) 4, Honolulu; Ane Naholoholo (m) 15, Honolulu; Kealawaiole (m) 4, Honolulu; Ui Kapiioho (m); Holo Kapela (f) 17, Maui; L. M. Paianamu (m) 6, Honolulu; John Kaiu (m) 7, Kauai; George Mahiai (m), Maui; K. M. Kalunakaahele (m), Kauai; John Keawekane 4, Honolulu; Hulihee (m) 14, Molokai; Wehekaiaulu (m); Lau Chan (m), Honolulu; Naolulo (f) 1, Hilo; George Kahoukapu (m) 3; Kealoha Nalima (f) 22; D. Moae (m) 21, Kohala; Kekuni (m); Loika Pauole (f), Kauai; Pahupiula (f) 20, Honolulu; Lizzie Aiakamanu (f) 8, Kauai; Elia Kaaihue (m) 4, Puna; Kawai Hoy (f) 3, Honolulu; D. Noholoa (m) 13, Honolulu; Ellen Noholoa (f) 5, Honolulu; Solomon Momoa (m) 20, Honolulu; William Kaha (m) 24, Paholei, Maui; Kela Liilii (f) 25, Hawaii; Kaluna Ma (f) 30, Kipahulu, Maui; Sam Lowell (m) 4, Honolulu; Makanui D. Umi (f) 6, Honolulu; Pahia (m) 4, Kauai; Makanui (f) 8, Hanalei, Kauai; Kalani Silva (f) 6, Honolulu; Hattie Kalua (f) 4, Honolulu; Kawehi (m) 24, Lahaina; Kailiau (m) 3, Kohala; Mary Naeole (f), Kauai; Kaomi (m); Kalani (m); Palea (m); Pakoma (m) 3, Kauai; Joe Kauhane (m) 15, Honolulu; George Kahele; Komo (m); Pekelo (m), Honolulu; James Harvest (m) 18, Honolulu; Pika (m); Kahawaii (f) 4, Honolulu; Kelii Makakoa (m) 11, Honolulu; Hanapule (f) 4, Honolulu; J. A. Kamakele (m) 7, Kona; D. Ku (m) 22, Honolulu; Victoria Kaai (f) 20, Huelo, Maui; Kanamu Mokuhau (f) 20; Kamai (m) 8; Kaulana (m) 6, Molokai; Rose Meyers (f) 3; Kauwe (f) 3, Hilo; Nahua (m) 16, Kona; Kuhi (m) 4, Molokai; Ponepake (m) 22, Honolulu; Naihe Pukai (m) 22, Kauai; Halemano (m) 5, Honolulu; Hairama Pahau (m) 15, Honolulu; Annie Kekoa (f) 3, Hilo; Kaua Lihau (f) 14, Hamakua; C. Kaeha (m) 4, Honolulu; Kawaha (f) 26, Kauai; Liloa (m) 4, Maui; Kunihi (m) 28, Molokai; Kamai Naihe (f) 25, Honolulu; Nui (f) 28, Hilo; Kaaihue (m) 39, Maui; Emma Kuaokala (f) 4, Hilo; Kailianu (f) 80, Kalaupapa; Emily Kaihumua (f) 4, Honolulu; Maulia (m) 13, Honolulu; Annie McMillan (f), Honolulu; Ellena McMillan (f); Joe Lowell (m) 3, Kauai; Agnes Holstein (f), Kohala; Lui Hoolapa (m), Kona; D. N. Hoopilimeaai (m) 10, Maui; Malaia (f) 10, Kauai; Huleia (m) 16, Kauai; Pelekila Ioane (f) 4, Maui; Mary Kapukana (f), Hawaii; Peter Akua (m), Maui; Kuheleloa Nailima (m) 13, Kalaupapa; Kahaleuai Nailima (m) 12, Kalaupapa; Hoaeae Nailima (m) 14, Kalaupapa; William Kalimalu (m) 10, Hilo; Kanaue (m) 10, Honolulu; Kinoole (f) 27; Willie Kalani (m) 20, Puako, South Kohala; Moses Pauli (m) 21, Koolau, Oahu; Kahaleanu (m) 13, Hilo; Lilia Kepano (f) 4, Honolulu; Alika Smith (m) 19, Wailuku, Maui; Kaele (m) 20, Honolulu; Kawaiku (m) 6, Hana; K. Keaweamahi (m) 15, Honolulu; M. Mattson (m) 7, Maui; Mary Smith (f) 8, Honolulu; Ah Sin (m) 5, Wailuku; Kea Kaihanui (m) 21, Waihee; Charlotte Kaopua (f) 4, Kohala; Mary Ann (f) 4, Honolulu; Kakalina (f); Ah Sin (m) 3, Kohala; John Moke (m) 22; Alika (m) 23, Maui; William Kaleiheana (m) 13; Meliaka (f) 17, Kauai; Julia Manuia (f) 7, Waialua; Hukia Manu (m) 16, Maui; Sarah Alohikea (f) 20, Kohala; Mose Kaulahea (m) 2, Molokai; Mary Mokuahi 19; John Waiwaiole (m) 4, Hilo; Keala Kaike (f) 1, Puna, Hawaii; Kalani wahine (m) 3 months, Waimea, Hawaii; Mary Kamealani (f) 8, Kawaihapai, Waialua; Sam Kaluahine (m) 7; J. Uha (m) 22, Lahaina; Koloa (m) 20, Maui; Maraea Holokahiki (f) 3 months, Kalaupapa; Hawea Manini (f) 4, Wailuku, Maui; total 133.
There are names left; perhaps they are those who knew the troubles ahead, for the road ahead is unclear, as the path is not laid out well, and some will return in confusion; wise are those who did not sign, but there will come a time when this will end.
With great aloha,
S. K. M. NAHAUOWAILEIA.
Kalawao, Molokai, October 19, 1909.
¹”He uku ia he i’a no Kahoolawe.” A traditional saying playing off the word “uku “which is a type of fish, but also means reward or recompense.
[Wow… this took a long time, but i think it is an awesome document well worth the time put in. My aloha goes out to S. K. M. Nahauowaileia and the type-setting boys of the Kuokoa!!]
(Kuokoa, 10/29/1909, p. 6)