The Royal Hawaiian Band to lose old-timers, 1920.


After working as a musician in the Hawaiian Band [Bana Hawaii] for 51 years, James Pohina, one of the oldest persons working with the band, decided he was at a place where he would retire with a pension from the county government. Continue reading

Ahuimanu College Examinations, 1871.

Ahuimanu College.

Ahuimanu College is under the administration of the Roman Catholics; the students had their examinations last week Wednesday. We very much wanted to see firsthand the progress made by this school, but we did not know ahead of time, and its examination date was not advertised. And therefore, we perhaps can take word of their progress from people who were there and who weighed for themselves. This school, many years ago, was under the leadership of Rev. Walsh, and these days, it is being taught and lead by Rev. Father Lievin, the one who is known for his abilities, kindness, and some other good traits for the proper administering in the advancement of the school.

We were informed that the visitors enjoyed the spelling and clear reading of the students of the lower classes. The young students who could not speak English they ear before, could now pronounce clearly what they were reading. This was a testament to the strength and competence of their teaching and their guidance; giving hope that if they continue to progress in that fashion, they will not fail to make advancements in the future. The teaching and making clear to the students about reading clearly is very important in the knowledge of reading that is to be ingrained in our youngsters; whereas studying hurriedly will be worthless in the end; that kind of learning is nothing more than a horse race. Continue reading

Zakalia Kapule has gone, 1923.



My dear Solomon Hanohano, Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa; Aloha oe:–Please allow me some space in your pride for my parcel of tears  placed above, and it will be for you to make it known to the four corners of our beloved land, so that the many friends and companions of my of my beloved living from Hawaii until Niihau will see that Mr. Zakalia Kapule has gone to the other side of life; auwe my dear husband!

Without any forwarning that the angel of destruction would appear at our door,  at 10:00 o’clock p. m., of Thursday, Mar. 22, last week, Mr. Z. Kapule departed, and my dear one, my husband, the ohana, and many friends are grieving for him with a heavy and sad heart. Auwe for me!

My dear man, Mr. Z. Kapule, was born in Kailua, North Kona, Hawaii, the land of Keawe, in the month of February, 1853; and when he left me and our family and friends, he had spent some 70 years breathing the cool air of this world of hardships. Continue reading