Lake Waiau atop Mauna Kea is frozen, 1906.

THE FIRST TIME LAKE WAIAU IS SKATED UPON.

When Mr. Eben Low of Waimea, Hawaii, arrived in town, some news about Mauna Kea was heard. According to him, because the ice on the top of Lake Waiau [ka moanawai o Waiau] is frozen solid, it can be walked upon.

The freshwater lake Waiau is a lake atop Mauna Kea, about 15,000 feet above sea level, which is covered with ice, which visitors walked upon. The thickness of the ice was tested by digging, but after digging for two feet, the travellers gave up continuing to dig. Continue reading

Henry Berger’s 50th birthday, and commentary on eating stones, 1894.

Celebrating Fifty Years

This past Saturday, at 7:30, a joint concert was held with the Hawaiian Republic band and the band of the Philadelphia, on the grounds of the Hawaiian Hotel to commemorate the birthday of the bandmaster of the Government, who is 50 years old. That night was the 4664th time he gave concerts in various locations, and this is his 500th at that place. The Government band went first, and when they were through, then there were singers of haole songs chosen from a non-Hawaiian singing group from the uplands of Leiolono, and then came the boys of the sea [from the Philadelphia]. When that was over, the two groups joined together for the ending, and that was the conclusion of the activities of the night. The band stage was illuminated by electric lights and all sorts of Japanese lanterns under tree branches. Continue reading

On eating stones, 1894.

[Found under: “KELA A ME KEIA.”]

Because of the music of the boys of the Hawaiian band is constantly being of much acclaim, so to them went the jobs of entertaining parties of the haole of ours this past week. The P. G. band was not called for. They live, and do not have to eat stones. The visitors at the Hawaiian Hotel are those who want them the most.

[It was said that when the members of the Royal Hawaiian Band refused to sign an oath of allegiance to the P. G. The bandmaster Henry Berger told them they would end up eating stones… I cannot find a quote from the time. Does anyone know of one?]

(Makaainana, 10/15/1894, p. 8)

Mamuli o ke ohohia...

Ka Makaainana, Buke II—Ano Hou, Helu 16, Aoao 8. Okatoba 15, 1894.

Royal Hawaiian Band and “Kaulana na Pua,” 1893.

NIGHT OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT.¹

There were many people who arrived at the Night of Entertainment by the Royal Hawaiian Band [Bana Lahui Hawaii], at the Hawaiian Hotel on the evening of this past Tuesday. There were perhaps 5,000 people of all ethnicities who showed up to listen to those beautiful singers of Hawaii. Because of your fine work, O Patriots, therefore the lahui showed its appreciation to you all, with them always filling the audiences of all the performances you give. The singing voices were sweet, and the most acclaimed was your “Mele Ai Pohaku.” The audience went home with happy hearts because of the mele that were played, along with the singing. When will the next performance be? Send in a notice in advance, and we will inform the multitudes and the friends of the occasion.

¹”Ka Po Lea o Halalii.”

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/12/1893, p. 2)

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 789, Aoao 3. Okatoba 12, 1893.

KA PO LEA O HALALII.

More awesome patriotic mele by Ellen Prendergast, 1893.

HE WEHI NO KA LAHUI.

He inoa keia no ka lahui
Na ewe hanau o ka aina
Na pua na mamo na oiwi
A ka I a ka Mahi me ka Palena
E ala e lohe i ka welina
Ka’u kanaenae no Hawaii
Lahui malama i ka maluhia
Kupaa i ka pono o ke Kalaunu
Palekaua ia o ka manaoio
A he kolopa nana e une
Na pali kapu a o Kilauea
Ua paa i ke ahi a ka Wahine
I ke aiwaiwa o ke ao nei
Nana e hooni puni ka honua
Ike ia Hawaii a he moku nui
I ke o-i ana iho paa i ka mole
Keehi kulana i Ainaike
Ike ia kaua he hoa kanaka
Hookahi puuwai o ke aloha
Kakoo i kuu one hanau
Kihapai ia no Edena
Ua piha i ka ono me ke kuhinia
Nawai e ole a e makahehi
Na manu Aiko o ka Hikina mai
I ka ike i ka nani me ka hemolele
Aina o ka meli me ka waiu
E kahe ana ia me ke aliali
Me he wai hau ala no Helemona
Kona mau kuahiwi a he kilakila
He molale i ka maka ke ike aku
Ka makani kupa hoi a he aheahe
Kona mau kapakai a he malie
Na ulu laau a he uliuli
O kona mau pua e popohe ana
A he waianuahea kona aala [A he waianuhea kona aala]
E poina ole ai ke hoomanao
Mukiki ana i ka pua lehua
Ahe nani hiehie kona hiona
He nohea me he manu Nunu ala
Ka opua ua hoi ua haaheo
O ke anuenue e pipio ana
O ka oi no ia i ka’u ike
Aole ona lua e like ai
Kaena ana au me ka haaheo
No kuu aina i hanau ai
He momi i loaa mailuna mai
A he lei kaimana no ka lahui
E ola kakou a pau loa
Ma ka inoa o ka Haku Mana Loa
Haina e ka wehi i kaulana
He mele lahui no Hawaii.

Composed for the patriots

Miss Kekoaohiwaikalani,

Puahaulani Hale.

Honolulu, Feb. 10, 1893.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 2/16/1893, p. 3)

HE WEHI NO KA LAHUI.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 643, Aoao 3. Feberuari 16, 1893.

More patriotic mele composed by Ellen Prendergast, 1893.

HE WEHI KAULANA NO KA LAHUI.

Eia Hawaii ua Lanakila,
Aina kaulana i ka hanohano,
Haaheo na Pua me na Mamo
A ka I a ka Mahi me ka Palena.
Lahui pookela o ke ao nei
Hookipa oluolu i ka malihini;
Puuwai hamama me ke aloha
Lokomaikai piha he manawalea.
Kui ai e ka lono puni ka honua
No ka hana kaulana a ka Lahui,
Malama maluhia me ka hoopono,
He manao kupaa me ka wiwoole.
Aohe puni wale i ka Lilelile,
I ka mali leo mai a ke Kolea.
Oiai ua kila ia ua paa
Ke aloha aina i ka puuwai.
Ua ewe, ua mole, ua onipaa.
Ua ku i ka piko kapu o Wakea.
Hookahi mea nui a ka manao
A e ake nei a e hookoia;
O ke Alii Aimoku i ke Aupuni
O ka aina hoi a e maluhia,
O ka Hae Kalaunu e welo ana
Haaheo mai ana i kona nani.
Hoike mai ana i ka Lahui
Ua hoi hou e ka Ea o ka Aina.
Lanakila mau loa aku Hawaii,
Me kona Hae nani oi kelakela.
Haina e ka wehi i kaulana
Na Pua i Aloha i ka Aina.

Miss Keko’aohiwaikalani

Puahaulani Hale.

Kawaiiki, Nov. 8th, 1893.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 11/10/1893, p. 3)

HE WEHI KAULANA NO KA LAHUI.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 810, Aoao 3. Novemaba 10, 1893.

Another patriotic mele by Ellen Prendergast, 1893.

KE ALOHA AINA.

1st.  Kahiko ka ohu i Nuuanu
I ka hoku a ka lau Kawelu
Ua lupea ia e ka moani
Hoope aala oia uka.

Hui:  He halia he aloha keia
No kuu aina hanau
A’u e hiipoi mau nei
No ka lanakila o Hawaii.

2nd.  Ua nani ka pua o ka Ilima
I pilia mai me ka Maile
I wehi hoohie no ke kino
Kahiko mau no Hawaii.

3rd.  Kamahao ka ike’na i ka nani
I ka wai Lehua a na manu
Manu inu wai pua Ohelo
Iiwipolena o ke Kuahiwi.

Miss Kekoaohiwaikalani.

Puahaulani Hale.

Honolulu, Mar. 25, 1893.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 4/24/1893, p. 1)

KE ALOHA AINA.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 690, Aoao 1. Aperila 24, 1893.