Death of Simon Kaloa Kaai, 1884.

HON. SIMONA KALOA KAAI.

At 4 oʻclock after daybreak on this past Saturday, March 22, death came for the member of the house of nobles, Simon Kaloa Kaai, and took him from this side of the black river of death. Continue reading

Aladdin from One Thousand and One Nights, 1862.

A Mooolelo about
Aladdin and the Lamp that was
AMAZING!

Translated for the “Hoku o ka Pakipika” from
“The One Thousand and one Nights of Arabia.”
Translated by S. K. Kaai.

Aia hoi ma ke kulanakauhale nui o Kina, e noho ana kekahi kanaka humuhumu lole i kapaia kona inoa o Masekafa. He wahine kana, a me ke keiki, i  kapaia o Aladana. No kona ilihune loa, aole i lawa pono ka ai na lakou e hala ai ka la.

O ka mea mau i ka laua keiki, o ka auana hele io ia nei, me kekahi poe keiki kolohe e aku, a he molowa hoi i ka hana. I ka manawa a pau, ua hooikaika mau aku kona makuakane i ke ao ana ia ia i kekahi oihana, i hiki ai ia ia ke malama ia ia iho a me kona makuahine, ke hiki mai kona manawa e loohia ai e ka make. Aka, aole i hoolohe mai ua keiki kuli la, nolaila, ua lilo ia i mea nona e mai ai a make aku la…

[Tales from the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights seems to be one of the most often translated selection of stories throughout the life of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers. This story of Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp itself appears several times. Does anyone know what Simona K. Kaai based his translation off of? Could he have been translating from the French of Antoine Galland?

This story appears in Hoku o ka Pakipika from 5/1/1862 and concludes on 6/26/1862.]

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 5/1/1862, p. 1)

He Mooolelo no Aladana a me ka Ipukukui KUPANAHA!

Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 32, Aoao 1. Mei 1, 1862.