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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 1917.
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Milolii and Nuololo. : :
Written by J.
I was born at Kalalau, June
1869 My father was Mokunui
who was konohiki of Kalalau,
Nuololq.and Milolii. He wa9 also
the school teacher at Kalalau for
When I was- a small boy we
moved to Milolii for my mother's
health. . Her name was Puhaihai.
She lost her mind at Kalalau she
wasn't violently crazy, but mildly
so. Thwe was a fine kahuna at
that time at Milolii, so she was
taken there with us children to be
treated by him. Did he cure her?
Well, I don't know. Nowadays
they s.iy kahunas are a fraud but
I know anvhow she got better.
Yes, it took some time 9 or, 10
months I think, and she liked it
so well there that we just staid on
for some eight years or so.
In those days Milolii was quite
a village about two dozen people I
suppose living right thtre on the
beach close together. You . can
see still right where the houses
were. We lived on the Waimea
side of the stream, up ou that
height. We had a big house and
a small one. How about school?
Oh, no, there wasn't anv school at
Milolii. I had to go to Mana. We
went Monday morning early and
came home Friday afternoon by
canoe, me and two others. Of
course if it was rough we taid
over. There was one of the bovs,
Ae-ae, who had no use for school
and when it came time to go he
couldn't be found. He would steal
up the valley and hide till the
canoe was gone.
Afterwards he went to Lihue
and got a job on the plantation
where he finally got to be steam
plow man and got mightv good
pay in spite of being as ignorant
as a goat! While I, who went to
school faithfully and am educated,
have to work on the roads, It is
strange how things go!
Milolii was quite a different
place in those days. There were
taro patches all up here on the
side hill and on all the palis there
was sugar cane growing, the
choice varieties that we don't see
these days ulaula, opukea, and
lahi: and bananas; maia, haa and
loaha. And there was the chief's
taro patch and loi koele which had
to be kept up in good shape. And
whenever the moi came not to
Milolii, a big supply of poi and
dried fish and bananas and sugar
Milolii was a great place in those
days for growing calabash gourds
down on the beach in the winter
months, and they were mensters,
some of them three feet in diame
ter. They were stored away in
caves. They were too bulky to
put in the houses great stores of
them, all sizes, big and little. Then
they were sold out gradually to
the neighboring districts. The big
ones brought about $4.00 apiece.
Some of them were beautifully
paneled all decorated you know
what that is. How was it done?
Oh. no, not by drawings on the
outside but by putting in a decoc
tion of nlahu leaves and letting
that soak thru for a long time.
These pawehi ones cost more than
S5 00 up. ,
Fishing being the main thing,
of course every njan ha.d to have a
canoe. These canoes were made
mostly from kukui. You could
get good sized ones of kukui, but
only small, one man ones, of koa.
The big koa ones came from Ha
waii and thev cost a lot of money
No, there was no church at Mi
lolii. We went to Mana to church
sometimes, but we weren't very
strong on going to church.
The people lived at Milolii till
sometime in the seventies, I think,
when-there was an unusually big
freshet that tut out the water
heads and ruined the ditches; and
by that time there were only old
people and they weren't equal to
lenewing them, so they moved
away. The house timbers stand
ing there must be 50 years old or
more. They were old when I was
There are two Nuololos N,
Luna and N. Lalo. N. Luna was
ud in the vallev where the oeocle
raised their taro and N. Lalo was
down here where they fished.
They lived at both places. The
taro lands up the valley are fine,
broad and fertile, not like those
at Milolii. The only way of get
ting from one place to another
was by way of the pali trail and
ladder. This ladder was 30 or
40 ft. long well made with side
pieces about 6 inches in diameter,
and with rungs carefully let in.
The whole thing was lashed to the
pali. It leaned out to sea so that
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it was mighty scary for anvone to
go up who wasn't used to it. But
for those who were used to doing it,
it was just like going along the
road. And when it came to the
narrow place, even the thin man
drew in his breath; these people
would do it as easy as could be.
And thev would bring down heavy
loads on their heads, and then at
that scary place they would trans
fer the load to the other knee and
balance on the other toot.
The last man who lived at Nuo
lolo was a hermit named Hina
Kuhi. He was the most unsocial
of men. He would run and hide
if he saw anyone coming. Ht
lived in a cave all bv himself for 3
years after all the rest had gone.
Finally one day he was roasting a
bit of goat meat under the cliff,
there where the ruins of the houses
are at the makai end. He was
leaning over the fire when a great
stone fell from the cliff and broke
his back and smashed . him up so
that he couldn't move, and he lay
there suffering and helpless for 3
days until fortunately his brother
happened to come over from Mana.
But he couldn't do anything for
him, but stay with him till the end,
Nuololo is the most famous
place in Hawaiian story for hau
fireworks. That peak right over
our head, Pun Maile, is the place
where tftev set them off. How did
they get up there? Oh, thev went
up from the side from N.
Luna. The agile ones would go
ud in '3 hours. It is 1500 feet
high, and exceedingly precipitouse
They went always in the day tim.
with their load of fire faggots and
waited there until the wind died
down and then thev launched
them off. Yfes they came down at
night, each man had a torch and
vou could trace them as they came.
Each man got $10.00 for the trip.
The faggots were hau or papala.
Papala was the best. The fire
streamed out at the rear like the
tail of the comet. You know what
papala is do you? Yes, it is a soft
spongy wood, and has to be dried
for about a year
On five different occasions royal
parties have celebrated fire work
occasions here. Queen Emma once,
Liliuokalani twice and Lunalilo
Insurance Instead of Pensions
A recent Outlook gives- this gra
phic synopsis of the sew war in
surance provisions which puts them
in a clear and concise form:
John Smith (entering Uncle
Sam's office at Washington), I
want to enlist.
Uncle Sam. Come in, my boy;
I'm glad to have you in my Army.
John Smith. But I've got to
live and I'm giving up mv job and
I hayen't been able to save much
out of ny wages.
Uncle Sam. I'll pay you $33 a
month and vour board and clothes,
John Smith. That's all right
for me; but bow about my wife
and three children?
Uncle Sam. Well. I'll tell yon
what I'll do. You give me $16.50
every month out of your wages
and I'll add enough out of my own
pocket to make $54, which I'll
send to them monthly.
John Smith. But suppose I'm
killed or disabled?
Uncle Sam Then I'll pay vour
widow and children $55 a month
until by death or remarriage or
the attaining of sHf-supporting
age thev cease to be dependent.
John Smith, But they can't live
on that if I'm killed.
.Uncle Sam. Well, then. I'll go
further. If you will pav me out
of your $33 wages an additional
$7 a month, or $80 a year, I will
insure you for $10,000, payable to
your dependent beneficiaries in
annual installments of $500 for
John Smith. That's "reason
ous," a9 the fellow said. But how
about my brother Bill? He's not
married; but he's giving up his
job, and when he comes back from
France he won't have a cent to
start on again.
Uncle Sam. Oh, don't vou wor
ry; I'll fix him. I'll make him
leave $16.50 of his pay with me at
4 per cent interest. When he
comes home. I'll pay him the prin
cipal and interest quite a nice
little rest egg. ' Perhaps he may
want to get married then!
Mr. Louis Conradt, an efficient
employe of Kealia plantation, left
on the Kinau Saturday, for a pro
longed holiday in nearch of health.
He goes to Kona, Hawaii, to stay
till the first of the year. Mr. Con
radt recently underwent an operation.
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