J. U. Kawainui, Esq.,
On March 29, we saw a man named Nāʻohenui passing in front of our homes with a bucket and gathering ʻilima (a plant that has flowers that range from bright yellow to orange-red). He went all the way to the beach near where the pōhuehue vine grows (a variety of morning glory that grows on the beach), and plucked some leaves and put them in the bucket. He took it to down to sea, and then turned back and went to the gate of J. W. Lota's house. He stood there for a few minutes, and then began performing the pīkai ritual (cleansing ritual that includes sprinkling something with saltwater). He did the pīkai on the plants near the gate with the seawater in the bucket, above and below, east and west. He did that on both gates, then, he began doing the pīkai on the street leading to the store of Kiwo. These people are frequenting deceitful Hawaiian kahuna to seek a way to separate the daughter from the husband.
Hanalei, Kauaʻi, Apr. 2, 1891.
Published in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa 18 Apr. 1891.