worship a god.
On 16 of this Oct., John Kekua found a hoʻomanamana bundle at ʻŌhiʻa, Waikapū [Maui] at the home of Pala (m). [It contained] 1 [piece of] Kālaipāhoa wood, 1 piece of Kauila wood, 1 piece of Sandalwood, 1 ball of red dirt, 1 ball of clay. These are things were preserved carefully in a silk handkerchief, a god that he [Pala] worshipped. At exactly 12 o’clock that evening, it was set on fire. Your cherished things you kept so nonchalantly season after season were burnt, what a pity! Your kava-drinking friends, Pala, have passed; the ignorance of pagan religion is being scrutinized. Oh dear! Do not repeat those practices of former times, it is done, friend.
On 18 Oct., another one was found at Kekiʻo, Waikapū; a bundle of the same kind mentioned above [belonging] to the seer John Kekua, belonging to Mrs. Nāwēlau. This bundle was Kalaniʻula [The red heaven] and it was destroyed by fire at exactly 8 o’clock. Many visitors saw the death of this Dragon. Here is Satan who is being supported by these things done on his behalf. Oh, mother, do not imitate the time of our ancestors who have passed.
This article was published in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa (The Independent Newspaper) on October 31, 1885.