A mele for the pāʻū of the Queen, 1893.

THE PA-U OF LILIUOKALANI

(Composed by the Hon. J. M. Kauwila, and copied for Ka Leo o ka Lahui and Ka Oiaio by the Aloha Aina Representative of Puna, Hawaii.)

S. T. Piihonua.

1st.  Ka pa-u lau lehua o Liliuokalani
Ka Akea [? Akoa] ka Mamo ke Kaunaoa e
I lawe’a mai e ka makani moani
Ua hoomau i ke ala ko Hilo kini e

Hui.  Kakua o Liliu i ka pa-u wai palupalu
Kikahakaha lau i ke one o Hanakahi
Ka pa-u muo kuku ia e Hinaakeahi
Hoopulu elo ia e Kauakanilehua

2nd.  Ka pa-u lau hinano iluna o ka hala
I kapalapala ia e ke ala o Puna
I hoolulu loea ia e Nuakele e
A oki ka pa-u puolo wai a ka ua

3rd.  Ka pa-u lau olapa iluna o ka laau
Olapa ka pa-u o Liliu nei ka pihe
Nakolokolo lua nakolo i na moku
Ka mahalo i ka nani o ka pa-u o Kalani.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 5/8/1893, p. 3)

KA PA-U O LILIUOKALANI

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 700, Aoao 3. Mei 8, 1893.

Prince Leleiohoku’s glittering gold bar, 1922.

[Found under: “Makalei, ka Laau Pii Ona a ka I’a o Moaula-Nui-Akea i Kaulana”]

Ko ma’i auka gula laa ke,
Lilelile lua nei la a u.
Ono paha i ka wai la a ke,
Nana nuu ke poo laa u.
Inu nei a e holu la a ke,
Luhi a loha i ka wai la a u.
Maluna ka wilina iho la a ke,
Oni e a olalo la a u.
Hainaia ko ma’i la a ke,
Holu ae nape i ka wai la a u—

No W. K. LEIOHOKU [W. P. LELEIOHOKU]

[Many times mele are used to enhance stories, and there is no telling where you might find a mele, old or new. This procreation chant for William Pitt Leleiohoku for instance is included in this story to add to the mood following a description of the deeds of the “kalohe”.]

(Kuokoa, 2/17/1922, sec. 2, p. 2)

Ko ma'i auka gula laa ke...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 7, Mahele Elua, Aoao 2. Feberuari 17, 1922.

The Hon. J. A. Nahaku passes on, 1887.

The Hon. J. A. Nahaku.

In the deep purple morning of this past Thursday, the 24th of this past month, at Honuakaha, here in Honolulu, the Almighty Father was pleased to take the last breath of our dearly beloved father, and leave him behind to sleep the eternal sleep at his last home in Makiki. And left behind were tears of grief on this side of the grave. And he passed after being troubled with sickness for the long period of seven years.

The Hon. John Nahaku was born at Mahukona, Kohala, Hawaii, on the 18th of September, 1830, from the loins of Kaoiokalani (f) and Namaka (m) and until  his recent passing, he was aged 56 years, 5 months, and 6 days.

J. A. Nahaku was educated at the district school of Kohala, and in the year 1850, he entered into the school of Rev. E. Bond, at Iole, and in 1852, he entered into the Hilo Boarding School, and in 1854, he entered into Lahainaluna College under the tutelage of W. P. Alexander, and in 1857, he graduated from Lahainaluna and returned to Kaanapali where he married his wife, Mrs. Ruth Keliiokahekili, and there he resided and in 1860 he was appointed Sheriff of Kaanapali. In 1864, he was elected as a Delegate to the Constitutional Convention. And in 1866, he was elected as the Representative for the district of Kaanapali, and in 1868, he was reelected, and in 1870 he was appointed as census taker [Luna helu] for the district of Molokai and Lanai. In 1875, he was appointed as Census taker for the district of Lahaina, and in 1876 he was elected as Representative for the district of Kaanapali, and in the same year he was chosen as Tax Assessor for the district of Makawao.

He served again as Tax Assessor for Makawao in 1857—75—and in 1879, he was chosen as Tax Assessor for the districts of Molokai and Lanai.

In 1880, he was reelected as Representative for the district of Kaanapali, and that was his last term in the Legislature.

In 1881, he was selected as assistant Judge [hope Lunakanawai] for the district of Lahaina, as an assistant to D. Kamaiopili.

In 1882, he was chosen as secretary for the Board of Genealogy of Hawaiian Chiefs [Papa Mookuauhau o na Alii Hanau o Hawaii nei], and it while serving at this post that he passed on.

In 1883, he was chosen as Tax Assessor for the district of Lahaina, and this was the last year which he filled a government post.

As a Lawyer, he began serving as a full Attorney in the year 1866, until that day mentioned above, when he left behind all the work of this life.

J. A. Nahaku was a greatly trusted man by his friends, and he was highly prized by our greatly loved King, and he was a friend to everyone all around Maui.

He was a loving father, he was kind, welcoming, he recognized the great and the small, and his friends most likely shall not forget him.

He was a tireless father to us children, and his grandchildren, and so too to all of his family; he never grew weary of us, even if weakness constantly attacked [?? hooiao ?? hoohao] his body, and thus he persevered the hardships of this life until he passed on.

We ask the powers of heaven to lighten our heavy hearts. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Amen. [E hoonani ia ke Akua ma na lani kiekie, he malu ma ka honua, he aloha no i kanaka. Amene.]”

John K. Nahaku, Jr.

(Kuokoa, 3/5/1887, p. 3)

Ka Hon. J. A. Nahaku.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVI, Helu 10, Aoao 3. Maraki 5, 1887.

Poomaikelani’s search for alii genealogies, 1883.

ROYAL GENEALOGIES.

It is being advertised and shown to the public that the Board of Genealogy of Hawaiian Chiefs [Papa Kuauhau Alii] is prepared to hear the genealogies of those who put forward their pedigree as related to the Chiefly Class, every first Monday of the months of the year, where they put before us the clear genealogy written down in this fashion:

FATHER [makuakane]——— MOTHER [makuahine]

GRANDFATHER [kupunakane] ——— GRANDMOTHER [kupunawahine]

GREAT GRANDFATHER [kualuakane] ——— GREAT GRANDMOTHER [kualuawahine]

GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER [kuakolukane]———— GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER [kuakoluwahine]

And so forth until the earliest that the genealogist can show.

A notice will be given and time will be set aside for those who object to the genealogies that will be published, for those who know the old stories and mele, you come as well. Time will be set aside for them to come to the Business Office of the Papa Kuauhau Alii, on the Palace Grounds in the town of Honolulu, Oahu. Commencing at 9 o’clock in the morning, until 2 o’clock in the afternoon on the Mondays mentioned previously.

Signed on this day the 26th of June, 1883.  J. A. Nahaku,

Secretary of the Papa Kuauhau Alii.  Approved by:

Poomaikelani,

President.

(Elele Poakolu, 8/1/1883, p. 4)

KUAUHAU ALII.

Ka Elele Poakolu, Buke IV, Helu 31, Aoao 4. Augate 1, 1883.

Argument in Vernon, California, 1870.

Murder.

O Ke Au Okoa;—Aloha oe:

Please extend you patience for this, so that the many friends of the one killed will know; that being William McCoy Kekoe, who was stabbed with a knife by George Osgood Maikai, and died.—This man, Maikai, is from Lahaina, on the island of Maui, and Kekoe is from Oahu, at Paakea, and Kamoku, and his place of birth is on Maui.

This is how the heinous crime happened: while W. M. Kekoe owed G. O. Maikai a sum of money more than ten dollars, and being that Kekoe did not repay this debt; therefore, Maikai stated that he would take the net of Kekoe to go Salmon (Kamano) fishing, and if he caught fish in the net, the debt would be paid off with the fish (after selling it and getting money). Kekoe agreed to Maikai taking his net until Kekoe’s debt was paid off; and then the net would return to who it belonged, that being Kekoe; however, Maikai did not take the net and left it, and took Mr. J. Kapu’s net,—and thereafter, W. M. Kekoe sold his net off to some friends for $40.00 on the 22nd of this July, and Maikai heard that the net of Kekoe was sold for forty dollars, and that W. M. K. was getting ready to return here to Sacramento (being that it was in Vernon that this evil deed was done); this preparation was done in the dark, at nine (9) o’clock in the evening.

G. O. M. went after him to ask W. M. K. to repay his money, and W. M. K. refused; that G. O. M.  would not get the money because he left behind the net. They continued to argue in that way until the stabbing, and G. O. M. immediately fled in those minutes. This is all, with aloha for the Luna, and the boys of the Government Press [Papa Pai Aupuni].

W. D. K. Paniani.

Sacramento City, Cal, July 26, 1870.

(Au Okoa, 8/25/1870, p. 2)

Pepehi Kanaka.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VI, Helu 19, Aoao 2. Augate 25, 1870.

Memorial Day past, 1902.

Honoring Alii

In the early morning of this past memorial day [la kau pua], Prince David Kawananakoa and his friends glided quietly up to the grave of our Alii.

As he entered, he placed flowers and beautiful lei upon the coffins there. It is good that he honored them, and we believe this to be aloha for the alii. We are with him in his actions.

[Let us not remember those who we aloha just on this one day of the year…]

(Kuokoa, 6/6/1902, p. 2)

Ka Hoomanao Alii

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 23, Aoao 2. Iune 6, 1902.

Alatau Tamchiboulac Atkinson, organist for Kawaiahao Church, 1873.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU KULOKO.”]

Mr. A. T. Atkinson has been made the organist [hookani ogana] for the Kawaiahao Church, and beginning this week, he will perform alone for the first time.

[This is just a tiny episode in the amazing life of Alatau Atkinson. There will be a talk on his life given by visiting author and journalist Nick Fielding at the Center for Biographical Research, UH Manoa today from noon to 1:15 at Henke Hall!]

(Au Okoa, 1/23/1873, p. 3)

Ua hooliloia iho nei...

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VIII, Helu 41, Aoao 3. Ianuari 23, 1873.