Poll, 2015.

More Sam Kahoe performances, 1920.


Below Aala Park, at the fair of the Court Lunalilo and Court Camoes [Foresters] being held for four day from next Wednesday, June 9th until the night of Saturday, June 12, will be seen that Hawaiian boy, Sam Kahoe, doing his amazing feats, that shock the minds of all that see him.

This Hawaiian can eat fire, can walk bare upon shards of glass without cutting his feet. He can perform feats of power that make you dizzy, and in a few words, he is a professor in the mysterious arts, equal to the famous haole who have come to Hawaii nei.

It is something very new to see a Hawaiian boy carrying out these activities, and it is a proud thing to see him drawing the fancy of hundreds of people who appear before him and witness his awesome feats.

[One year later, and it seems Sam Kahoe is off on his own doing the shows. I wonder what happened to Pilipo Kahoe and William Hema.]

(Kuokoa, 6/4/1920, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 22, Aoao 3. Iune 4, 1920.

Walking on shards of glass! 1919.


The picture above is one of three Hawaiian boys who are doing performances at the Theater on Vineyard and River streets on the night of this Wednesday and Thursday. These boys can walk on glass that is shattered into tiny pieces without cutting their feet; they can put a person to sleep; and do many other amazing feats of power like those that are seen being done by the haole in this town.

These are boys from Honolulu nei, and it was here that they learned acting and feats of power, and the audience will be astounded to see the readiness and the true expertise of these Hawaiians at their profession.

These boys travelled around Hawaii Island with their performances, and they believe they will go around the different theaters of this town and some other islands outside of Oahu nei.

The names of these boys from the left: William Hema, Sam Kahoe and Pilipo Kahoe.

(Kuokoa, 10/3/1919, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 40, Aoao 3. Okatoba 3, 1919.

Sweet mele aloha, 1919.


Hooheno keia no kuu pili,
Kuu leimomi o ka ua naulu;
I ulu a kupu i ka la hiki,
A mohala i ke kai malino o Kona.
O Kona i Kailua ua kaulana,
O ke onehanau o kuu aloha;
No Kona ka opua kukilakila,
Hooipo i ka luna o Maunaloa.
He aloha na kuahiwi ekolu,
A Hawaii a e haaheo nei;
Haaheo ka opua i haliia mai,
Noho i ka luna a o Kaaliwai.
Ilaila hui kino me ka inuwai,
Ka makani aloha o kuu aina;
Aina Niihau i ka la weli,
E loku ia nei e ka ua naulu.
Hooulu ia e ke konalani,
A mohala i ka ua kualau;
Ua kini ua mano lau ke aloha,
I lei kahiko no kuu kino.
E lei no au i ke aloha,
Me a’u mau lei ponimoi;
O oe kuu lei a i poniia,
A kau ka inoa M. W. K.
Hoohihi ka manao me ka makemake,
Ina uluhua noho i ka hapapa;
He aloha Kamalino i ka ehukai,
I ka home kakela o kuu aloha.
O oe a owau kau i ka hano,
Me na lei eiwa a kaua;
Ua hele mai nei loko a liua,
A poluluhi au i ko aloha.
Kuu hoa i ke one o ke awaiki,
A he iki ko aloha eha nei kino;
O oe kuu lei i lei a lei,
I lei rose na’u no ka ua naulu.
Uilani na hana a kuu aloha,
I ka moe hooipo me Niolopua;
Hea aku no au o mai oe,
Ekolu no pua lawa kuu lei.
Haina ka puana no kuu aloha,
He hapa Hawaii hapa Niihau;
Haina ka puana no kuu inoa,
Milimili na ka la welo i Lehua;
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
Kuu home kamalino i ka ehukai.

(Kuokoa, 10/3/1919, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 40, Aoao 8. Okatoba 3, 1919.

22 (122) years from the overthrow, 1915 (2015).

Amazing! Hawaii Has Not Been Americanized?

By our understanding, it has been nearly 22 whole years from when Hawaii was transferred under the administration of various governments until today, through the Kingdom of Queen Liliuokalani being stolen. It is a fact that the American flag did not wave from the flagpoles of Iolani during all of those years, being that during the first two years or perhaps three, the mountains, the ridges, the rivers, and the shores of Hawaii (but not the people of the land) were under the administration of the P. G. (P. I. G. in actuality), and for two or three years after that, under the name of the Republic of Hawaii, and for 16 years until today under the Territory of Hawaii. After the Kingdom of Hawaii was turned into the P. (I.) G. of Hawaii and thereafter, the Republic of Hawaii, and finally to the Territory of Hawaii, there is but only one good thing that we see during these many changes, that is the name HAWAII, and we believe that should the government in Hawaii nei change every year, for a 100 years, Hawaii will live on in its name.

During these years of changing of the political administration of this beloved land of Hawaii nei, America was the only foreign nation that posited itself greatly into Hawaii nei, and because of its support did these changes occur, being that it was Americans who instigated these actions; and during all of these changes, there was but one motivation, that being the annexation of this land to the United States of America. We do not forget the big-talking deceitful words of those people, “Should Hawaii be annexed to America, it will be with shovels that the people of this land will be scooping up silver and gold, and work will be had by all who ask.” These were the benefits that were projected upon the walls of Hawaii nei, but that is not the truth of what is being seen today.  It is not silver and gold that the people of the land are scooping with shovels. It is only in the pockets of the few that silver and gold flows. There are no jobs that “Uncle Sam” is just giving away, unless you have a starched collar, some gloves, and skin like that of an angel, and speak the words of the Cherubim; that is what the people of this land need to get ready so that they can acquire food and other necessities of life. Continue reading

Honolulu on the big screen, 1915.

Movie of Honolulu Town.

Midday this past Monday, just as was announced some days ago, people crowded Hotel, Fort, King, and Bishop streets hoping to get their images in a movie of Honolulu which will be taken to the coming Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.

These places were just full of people and cars, pushing each other in their hope to get into a good place to be filmed; but there were many who were disappointed because they stood on the side of that camera that had no lens. Some chased after from Hotel, Fort, King, until Bishop streets. Continue reading

History of Kawaiahao Church, 1885.


The readers of the Kuokoa will probably not be unable to recognize the features of the building pictured above; it is the church of Kawaiahao. It is an old building and one that is greatly beloved by a portion of our people, this mother church of ours. Its predecessor on these grounds was a church of pili grass; and the stone building was completed in 1842, constructed by the loving hands of the alii and makaainana of times gone by. It was Kekuanaoa and Bingham [Binamu] Sr. who selected the area where it was to be built and supervised its construction, however Bingham returned to America before the completion of this building.

There were many renowned events which were done in Kawaiahao such that it is as if the building was the place to carry out grand and fine deeds of the past, of the nation and the people. It was in this building that a number of the Legislative Sessions of the nation were opened, if this writer is not mistaken. It was in this building that Kamehameha V opened the Constitutional Convention [Ahaolelo Hooponopono Kumukanawai] on the 7th of July, 1864. Continue reading