The Practice of Hoʻomanamana
The Kuokoa; Aloha.
It is very sad and painful for pious people to continually hear about the pagan practices of Hānuna (Haʻiʻōlelo) among the united churches of Kailua and Helani.
During the last days of the election, J. G. Hoapili organized a banquet at Keauhou for J. K. Nāhale, the candidate for the House of Representatives, a pig and kava were prepared because S. W. Mahelonoa (attorney) was a kahuna [Note: kahuna as in church pastor or kahuna as in practitioner of Hawaiian religion? According to his obituary, he seems like he enjoyed good standing as a Kawaiahaʻo Church member]. At Kahaiuu, J. G. Hoapili and others did something similar, but Hānuna was however the kahuna of that work at Kahaluʻu, which was divination, etc.
Hānuna had done many things that are improper, and his wife was well-learned in many things, but she did not gain wisdom.
Published in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa on 20 February 1886.