Wakeke Heleluhe to take the place of Kia Kahele Nahaolelua, 1897.

Returning Home.

It is heard that Mrs. Kahele Nahaolelua is returning on the steamer Monowai this coming Thursday and left behind the Queen [Aliiaimoku]. The reason for this return is unclear to us, however, there are all sorts of rumors; some say she is sick, some say that she misses her family, some say that she has urgent business, and so forth; the truth will be known only when she returns. And because she is coming home, in her stead will be Mrs. Wakeke Heleluhe, who will leave on the steamship Australia of this coming Wednesday. Her departure is certain, for her wardrobe is being made for her trip to foreign lands. So this is a confirmation of the truth of Captain Palmer’s words that it is unclear when the Queen will return and her stay there is not limited.

[The Queen states:

In the early part of May it became necessary for my companion, Mrs. Kia Nahaolelua, to return to Honolulu. Three months was the length of time I had expected to be absent when I asked her to accompany me; but five months had passed away, and her husband and large family of children needed her. So I sent her to San Francisco under the charge of Captain Palmer, where he was to meet Mrs. Joseph Heleluhe, and conduct her to Washington.

See another article on Mrs. Heleluhe's departure.]

(Makaainana, 5/3/1897, p. 8)

E Huli Hoi Mai Ana.

Ka Makaainana, Buke VII—-Ano Hou, Helu 18, Aoao 8. Mei 3, 1897.

Wakeke Ululani Heleluhe passes away, 1921.

QUEEN LILIU’S TRAVEL COMPANION DIES.

After being ill for some time, Mrs. Wakeke Ululani grew weary of this life, at six in the evening of this past Monday [11/21/1921], at her home on 13th Avenue in Kaimuki, being eighty or so years old.

Mrs. Wakeke Ululani Heleluhe was born on Maui, however, for thirty years, she was a companion to Queen Liliuokalani, from the Queen’s young days, until Liliu passed on.

In the last days of the Queen’s life, Mrs. Heleluhe was constantly before her, watching over her care, just as the days when Liliu was reigning as monarch of Hawaii nei, and everywhere that the Queen went, she went as well.

Once when the Queen went to Washington, Mrs. Heleluhe was in her retinue.

Mrs. Wakeke Heleluhe was a member of the Kaahumanu Society [Ahahui Kaahumanu]. Her husband, Joe Heleluhe, who passed long ago, was the Queen’s secretary during her reign.

Surviving her is a son and daughter of theirs; the son, Jack Heleluhe, is working in America singing, and when the steamship Hawkeye State arrived in Honolulu some weeks ago, he was one of the people on the ship, on his way to Baltimore.

As for the daughter, Mrs. Myra Iona, she is one of the women who attended Queen Liliu while she was living, and she went along twice with the Queen to Washington.

At 3:30 in the afternoon of this past Tuesday, her funeral was held, from William’s Mortuary her earthly body was laid to rest at the cemetery in Kamoiliili.

[The Queen writes of her stay in Washington D. C. in 1897:

"In the early part of May it became necessary for my companion, Mrs. Kia Nahaolelua, to return to Honolulu. Three months was the length of time I had expected to be absent when I asked her to accompany me; but five months had passed away, and her husband and large family of children needed her. So I sent her to San Francisco under the charge of Captain Palmer, where he was to meet Mrs. Joseph Heleluhe, and conduct her to Washington."

The Mrs. Joseph Heleluhe sent for here is Wakeke Ululani Heleluhe.]

(Kuokoa, 11/25/1921, p. 4)

MAKE KA HOAHELE O KA MOIWAHINE LILIU.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 47, Aoao 4. Novemaba 25, 1921.

Kaena a ka Moi Kalakaua, 1881.

King Kalakaua’s Boast.

O’er land and sea I’ve made my way
To farthest Ind, and great Cathay;
Reached Afric’s shores, and Europe’s strand;
And met the mighty of every land.
And as I stood by each sovereign’s side,
Who ruled his realm with a royal pride,
I felt how small my sway,—and weak:—
My throne based on a mere volcanic peak,
Where millions do these Kings obey,
Some thousands only own my sway.
And yet I feel that I may boast,
Some good within my sea-bound coast,
Richer than those of my grander peers,
That I within my realm need have no fears:—
May mingle with my people without dread:
No danger fear for my unguarded head,
And boast a treasure, sent me from above
That I have indeed, my people’s love.

[See this also in Hawaiian!]

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 8/27/1881, p. 1)

King Kalakaua's Boast.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XXVI, Number 9, Page 1. August 27, 1881.

King Kalakaua returns from trip around the world, 1881 / 1912.

KE KAENA A KA MOI KALAKAUA

Ua kaahele au maluna o ka ilihonua me na moana,
A Inia mamao, a me Kina kaulana;
Hoea i na aekai o Aferika, a me na palena o Europa,
A halawai me ka ikaika o na aina apau,
A ia’u i ku ai ma ka aoao o na Poo Aupuni,
Ka poe mana maluna o ka lakou, me ka hiehie Alii;
Hoomaopopo iho la au i ka ukuiki, a nawaliwali o ko’u,
Me ko’u Nohoalii hookahua ia maluna o kahi puu Pele,
A ma kahi he miliona i hooko i ka keia mau Moi,
He mau tausani wale iho no malalo o ko’u mau malu;
Aka, ke upu nei loko, na’u ke Kaena hiki,
Aia he mau nani maloko o na poai o ko’u mau aekai—
I oi aku ka makamae i ka o’u mau hoa Moi,
Aohe o’u kumu hopo maloko o ko’u Aupuni,
He hiki ke hui me ko’u lahui, me ka weli ole,
Aohe makau no’u iho, me ke kiai pilipaa ole ia,
A na’u ke Kaena, he momi i hoounaia mailuna mai na’u—
Eia me A’u ke Aloha pilipaa o Ko’u Lahuikanaka.

(Au Hou, 2/14/1912, p. 25)

KE KAENA A KA MOI KALAKAUA

Ke Au Hou, Buke 3, Helu 6, Aoao 25. Feberuari 14, 1912.

Another sweet song for Liliuokalani, 1897.

MAKALAPUA.

O Makalapua ulumahiehie,
O ka lei o Kamakaeha,
No Kamakaeha ka lei o na Liawahine,
No na wahine kihene pua.

Hui:—E lei ho–i e Liliulani e,
E lei ho–i e Liliulani e.

Haihai pua Kamani pauku pua Ki-ki,
I lei hoowehi no ka wahine,
I walea ai i ka waokele,
Iuka o Omaonahele.

Lei Kaala i ka ua a ka Naulu,
Hoolue ihola ilalo o Haleauau,
Ka ua lei kakooula i ke pili,
I pili ia e ka mauu nene me ke kupukupu.

Lei aku i na hala o Kekele,
Na hala moe ipo o Malailua,
Ua maewa wale i ke oho o ke Kawelu,
Ka lei Kamakahala a ka ua i Waahila.

[Another well known mele for Queen Liliuokalani found within the pages of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers.]

(Aloha Aina, 1/16/1897, p. 7)

MAKALAPUA

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 3, Aoao 7. Ianuari 16, 1897.

From the suite of Queen Emma, Hoapili Kaauwai and Kiliwehi, 1866.

Hoapili W. Kaauwai and Kiliwehi.—We are curious about the attendants mentioned above, because they have not returned from the trip of the Queen, whereas they were two who joined in on the journey of Kaleleonalani when she set off for the continents of the East and the West. Therefore we question and ask, where are those two? Maybe they are staying on land or gone astray at sea? We hear a lot of stories, yet we will not lose our head and spread them at once, because here we are in Honolulu where it is said, “speculate this way, speculate that way”.¹ Tell us, O Alii and makaainana loving Hawaii.

¹”Nunu aku, nunu mai” perhaps is a variant of “Nune aku, nune mai”, and is a saying associated with busy Honolulu. Is there anyone with more information on this saying?

[There is much written about the happenings between Hoapili and Kiliwehi.]

(Kuokoa, 10/27/1866, p. 2)

Hoapili W. Kaauwai a me Kiliwehi.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 27, 1866.