Zachary Pali Jr. dies, 1919.



Mr. Sol. Hanohano, Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa, Aloha kaua:—Please allow me in your boundless patience an open space of our tireless pride to carry this sad news all over the islands so the the multitude, the family and friends living from where the sun appears to where the sun sets at Lehua.

On the 9th of July of this year, at 5 o’clock a. m., we met with a letter informing us that our child, Zachary Pali Jr. had gone on the road of no return. Auwe, how painful and sorrowful, and we did not see how he looked when the beloved body of our dear child was left in foreign lands, at Chicago, Illinois.

Our beloved child was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai, from the loins of Mrs. Rose Pali Kamohakau, in the year 1897, July 22, and he spent 22 years, 7 months, and 17 days old breathing in the cool and pleasant air of this earth, when his life spirit give by God glided off, leaving his body for the bowels of the earth; for the body of man is a bit of dust, and dust returns to dust.

On the 9th of May of this year he left his friends, and left as well his parents and family, who are mourning and heavyhearted.

May beloved child left his homeland, and went with his musician friends on the 8th of December 1916. My dear child and friends went around different cities totalling 125, and went back to Chicago, Illinois, leaving his cold body for the bowels of the earth. Auwe, how regretful and saddened I am for my child, my dear child of my youth. Auwe for my beloved one!

God blesses us all, and it is He who will lessen the sorrow and sadness that weighs upon us. Let us give much glory to God, for it is He who creates and He who takes away.

With much appreciation to the Editor and the workers.

We with aloha.





[I wonder if Zachary Pali Jr. has a marked grave somewhere in Illinois…]

(Kuokoa, 7/18/1919, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 29, Aoao 4. Iulai 18, 1919.

Restoration Day celebration, day number 3! 1844.


At 4 o’clock, P. M., the guests re-assembled at Mauna Kilika, and formed in nearly the same order of procession as the day before; being this day joined by the ladies of His Majesty’s naturalized subjects—Executive officers—to whom places were courteously assigned, immediately succeeding their Majesties. On this day, no order prescribed the dresses of the ladies, and they consulted their own fanices. The display was rich, and, in contrast with the uniforms of the soldiery, pleasing and highly creditable to their tastes. The entertainment went off with great spirit, and the utmost good humor prevailed. After the regular toasts to their Majesties, the King and Queen, to the Premier, and high officers of State, were given, others rapidly followed, succeeded by short and pithy addresses, which occasioned great applause. On this occasion, the Hon. G. P. Judd, Governor Young, Mr. Ii, J. Ricord, Esq., and Mr. J. F. B. Marshall, spoke: the latter gentleman alluded, with great feeling, to the high commission with which he had been entrusted by His Majesty, the past year, and the respect with which the Envoys of His Majesty, had been received abroad; and concluded with the following sentiment:—

“A speedy return, and hearty welcome to Mess. Haalilio and Richards.”

The dinner was prolonged for several hours, and the house illuminated. In the evening, four veterans of the father of his present Majesty, were introduced, who having seated themselves before the King and Queen, and Premier, after the old Hawaiian custom, with their calabash drums between their legs, commenced a mele, accompanying their song with rapid, and very skillful, manipulations upon their drums, and gesticulations expressive of the sentiment of their song, which was commemorative of the deeds of his warrior father, and in praise of himself and the Premier. These men are almost the only ones remaining who understand the chanting of their ancient meles after this manner, and one of them, from nineteen years disuse, failed before the conclusion. Liholiho, in his reign, kept them constantly about his person, but the taste for their exercises, seems to have almost altogether declined, as but little interest was manifested, by the guests generally, in the performance. It was interesting, however, as a relic of the past, and from its analogy to a custom of the Celtic tribes of Europe, in their era of barbarism. The pleasures of the evening were not confined to the walls of the banqueting house; a numerous crowd was assembled outside, diverted by the music of the band.

At 8 o’clock, P. M. a salute was fired from Punch-bowl, with very grand effect [not legible because of fold in paper] cloud rested over the hill, and when the guns belched forth their thunder in quick succession, lighting up the hill by their flashes, and shaking the houses beneath with their heavy reverberations, it required no lively imagination to fancy that the old crater had awakened from its slumber of ages, and was about to pour a fiery flood upon the town beneath.

Soon after, the troops were re-formed, and His Majesty and the court proceeded to the house of the young chiefs, where the company were very agreeably entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Cooke, the teachers of the Royal children; and by the princes and princesses themselves, by their performances on the piano, and social music, both of which was highly creditable to themselves, and gratifying to their parents. The Royal party next proceeded to the mansion of the Hon. Secretary of State. The band assembled in front of the house, playing lively dancing tunes, while the officers of the troops formed themselves into groups and danced with great vigor and animation.

The effect by torch-light was peculiarly striking: all, at intervals waving their swords on high, and joined by the soldiers, giving utterance to deafening cheers, which were borne in the stillness of the night, far and wide.

After experiencing the hospitality of the lady of the Secretary of State, the procession re-formed and marched at quick step towards his Majesty’s residence. The cheering in their progress through the streets was loud and enthusiastic. At 10 o’clock the company took leave of their Majesties.

(Polynesian, 8/10/1844, p. 47)


The Polynesian, New Series, Volume 1,—Number 12, Page 47. August 10, 1844.

Hawaii Ponoi Society performance, 1907.


The members of the Hawaii Ponoi Society will give an entertainment illustrating ancient Hawaiian customs at the Opera House on Saturday evening when the following program will be presented:



Kawaihau Glee Club


Kaahumanu, Queen of Kamehameha I.

(At a hookupu function, the act of giving gifts by the people and the acceptance of same by the Queen, or by one in authority, as in other instances, being an ancient Hawaiian custom.)

Mrs. Kahaleohu.

Nose Flute Solo


Hula Uliuli (Gourd Rattle Dance)


Waikiki Mandolin Club.


Liholiho and Kamamalu (Kamehameha II. and His Queen).

Ukeke Solo (Mouth instrument of wood and strings)



Miss Hao.

Hula Puili (Split Bamboo Dance)



Kawaihau Glee Club.


Kaikilani, ancient Queen of Hawaii Island.

(a) The queen and her lord, Lonoikamakahiki, playing at a game of konane, similar to draughts; (b) a voice calls the queen; (c) her lord is enraged thereat, believing it an evidence of infidelity; (d) she is struck down; (e) the king deserts the queen, leaving her for dead; (f) their reconciliation.



Kawaihau Glee Club.


Keawe-nui-a-Umi, King of Hawaii Island, on a journey in search of his once favorite pilot and body servant, Kuapakaa.


Hickey’s Quartet.

Hula Olapa (Swaying Dance)


Boki and Liliha, his wife.

(The companions of Kamehameha II. and his queen on their trip to England, and who, upon their return with the corpses of their majesties (who both died in London in 1826) left the islands with a large retinue in several large canoes and were never heard of again.)

Waikiki Mandolin Club.


Mesdames Rose Kane and Punua.


Kamehameha I.

(a) Kamehameha attacked by Ahia and his followers in a pitched battle; (b) he comes out victorious by breaking Ahia’s back in mid-air; (c) the Kamehameha statue, the whole concluding with a chorus.


J. W. L. McGuire, stage manager.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 3/15/1907, p. 6)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLV, Number 7675, Page 6. March 15, 1907.

Grand performance on Maui by the Hawaiian Woman’s Club, 1922.

“A Night in Hawaii” Will Prove a Beautiful Picture

Pageants wherein the characters will be clad in the costumes of the old days in Hawaii, tableaux, meles, singing of Hawaiian songs and melodies, instrumental music by Hawaiian musicians and just an interspersal of hula dancing by little folk to show really graceful and beautiful was the old dancing at its best, these go to make up the program which will be offered at the Territorial Building in Kahului, Saturday in “A Night in Hawaii” as arranged by and for the benefit of the Hawaiian Woman’s Club. The program, which is printed below gives promise of the best entertainment of its king that has been offered on this island.

Almost daily rehearsals have been held of late, especial attention having been given to the drilling of the children’s chorus in their songs and their parts, so much attention was not necessary of the older ones most of whom have participated in affairs of this kind before, but groups have worked here, and other groups there, and finally all of the groups have been brought together and welded into one great company for the coming performance.

Following the rendition of the program there will be a dance.

The Hawaiian Woman’s Club which is conducting the entertainment is a benevolent association of the Hawaiian women of Maui working in the interest of Hawaiians who may be in need of assistance such as the club can give. Something of its activities have been told previously, what it has done of the Kula Sanitarium when first organized, for the education of some of the young Hawaiians and in other directions. One of its latest good works was a generous contribution for a chapel for the home for non-leprous children of lepers at Kalihi, Oahu. In many directions it reaches out to do good and all profits of the entertainment will go in the carrying out of such purposes.

The program for Saturday night follows:

 I. OPENING CHORUS ….. “Eleile”

II. TABLEAU ….. Hawaiian Royalty

1. Queen Liliuokalani—”Makalapua” ….. Mrs. J. W. Kalua

2. Princess Kaiulani—”He Inoa No Kaiulani” ….. Mrs. H. H. Holt

3. Queen Emma—””Na Hala o Naui” ….. Mrs. George Hardy

Hula—Ida Long

4. Princess Pauahi Bishop—”Pauahi Lani” (Blest Type of Womanhood) ….. Mrs. C. C. Conradt

5. Queen Kaahumanu—”Kaahumanu” ….. Mrs. D. Kapohakimohewa

a. Kahili Bearers—Alice Allen, Elizabeth Wailehua.

6. King Kamehameha I.—”He Inoa No Kamehameha” ….. Mr. C. F. N. Rose

a. Attendants—Walter Garcia, Edward Wilson.

b. Hookupu bearers—David Kaumeheiwa, Kaiwi Moikeha.

III. HAWAIIAN MELES — ….. Kumanaiwa

1. A Mele to Kamehameha.

2. Ili.

3. Ukeke.

4. Uliuli.


1. “Pua Mohala”

2. “Old Plantation”

Messrs. Charles Waiwaiole, John Waiwaiole, Kama Apo, George Kauwenaole

3. “No Moku o Hawaii”

Mrs. J. Waiwaiole, Mrs. Huakini Enos, Kama Apo, J. H. Waiwaiole

4. “Kuu Iini”

Mrs. A. Garcia

5. “Maid of Honolulu”

R. Plunkett, N. Opiopio, F. Robinson, J. Brown


1. “Koni Au I Ka Wai”

Elizabeth Wailehua and Chorus

2. “Pulupe Nei Ili I Ke Anu”

Alice Allen and Chorus

3. Hula Olapa

a. Entrance Dance

b. “Emma Lani”

c. “Nani Wale I ka Mahina”

d. “Maia Lau Kapalili”

4. “Na Lei o Hawaii”

Hawaii—Alice Kia

Maui—Blanche Garcia

Oahu—Edna Alo

Kauai—Mary Kaumeheiwa

Molokai—Sophie Waiwaiole

Lanai—Jackie Rosario

Kahoolawe—Florence Kaumeheiwa

Niihau—Dollie Wilson

Molokai—Lei Dunn

5. “Sweet Lei Lehua”

Blanche Garcia and Chorus

6. “Palolo”

Hula by Paddy Bal

7. “Moani Keala”

Sophie Waiwaiole and Chorus

8. “Hawaii Ponoi”

9. “Star Spangled Banner”

“Hawaii”—Lei Dunn

“Uncle Sam”—Paddy Bal

(Maui News, 6/9/1922, p. 5)

"A Night in Hawaii" Will Prove a Beautiful Picture

Semi-Weekly Maui News, 22nd Year, Number 1173, Page 5.June 9, 1922.

Hula at St. Antonio Hall, by Kainana Puahi 1907.


Following is the program for the Hawaiian dancing at St. Antonio Hall, Vineyard street, at 7:30 o’clock p. m. this evening under the auspices of Mrs. Puahi:

1.—Hula Olapa.

2.—Hula Ulili.


4.—Hula Puili.

5.—Ku’i Molokai.

6.—Ku’i Maoli.

7.—Pa’i Umauma.

8.—Hula Ili.


10.—Hula Olapa.

Tickets can be had at the door.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 2/22/1907, p. 5)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLV, Number 7657, Page 5. February 22, 1907.

Ioane Ukeke at the Orpheum, 1902.





Palama Dramatic Co.



Grand production of a series of interesting incidents in HAWAIIAN DANCING, adapted for the stage by H. C. Ulukou, manager.

Saturday, December 27.

The following Hawaiian dances will be given: Alaapapa, Pahu, Uliuli, Puili, Ili, Kui, Ohelo, Paiumauma.

And Dandy Ioane, the Dude with his Hula Girls.

Box plan will be open at the Orpheum on Tuesday, when tickets can be had.

[That Orpheum seems like it was the place to be back then!]

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 12/24/1902, p. 10)

AT THE Orpheum

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XXXV, Number 6359, Page 10. December 24, 1902.

Boat races celebrating the 49th birthday of King Kalakaua, 1885.

[Found under: “Ka La 16 o Novemaba.”]


1—Yacht race [Heihei moku liilii]; Healani, Kahihilani, and Pokii, the one with the first name won.

2—Four-oared boat race, stationary seats [Heihei waapa eha hoe, noho’na kupaa]; Alvina, and Pualii, the first one won.

3—Canoe race. There were two canoes in this race, Mokauea and another, and the one with the first name won.

4—Whaleboat race [Heihei waapa hueloboti], Lanai and Homai; the one with the last name won.

5—Six-oared boat race of the senior crews of the Myrtle Boat Club and the Iolani Boat Club. Alice M. and Poomaikelani are the boats that raced, and the one with the last name won.

6—Swimming race, Mahuka, David, Kuia, and Koamahu, with the one with the last name winning.

7—Single scull race [Heihei waapa pukahi], but there was no race because of a lack of good conditions at the race grounds that day, being that the ocean was blustery [e ooloku ana].

8—Six-oared boat race of the junior crews of the Myrtle Boat Club and Kaiulani Boat Club. Alice M and Kaiulani were the boats that competed with the one with the last name winning.

This was the end of the races from the morning until 12 noon. 21 guns were sounded, and the scheduled races took an intermission. At this time, the boats of the Blacksmiths [Amara] and the Mechanics [Hana Lima Akamai] arrived at the grounds; Puaala and Malia were their boats with Puaala of the Blacksmiths winning.


9—Yacht race [Heihei moku liilii], Pokii, Mabel, Pauline, Lina and Commodore; with the one with the first name winning.

10—Racine canoe race [Heihei waapa], but they did not race.

11—Four-oared boats of the senior crews of Myrtle Boat Club and Iolani Boat Club; Alf Rogers and Poomaikelani, with the one with the first name winning.

12—Canoe sailing race [Heihei waa pe-a], Fleur de Lis, Mignon, Tippecanoe, and Pokui, with the one with the last name winning.

13—Diving Contest [Heihei luu], open to all, and Pelehu won with the time of 2 min. 54 seconds.

14—Whaleboat race with five oars; Lanai, Homai, and Kawaihae; Homai won.

15—Six-oared boats of the junior crews of the Myrtle Boat Club and Kaiulani Boat Club; Alf Rogers and Kaiulani, with the one with the last name winning.

16—Single sculls race [Heihei waapa pukahi], Novice, Malolo, and Benicia, with the one with the last name winning.

17—Launch race [Heihei lana], Kuliaikanuu and Hanakeoki, with the one with the first name taking the win, although it was contested.

It was a breezy day, and the race grounds outside were blustery, but not so inside; a sudden shower sprinkled down but not so much; the citizens were filled with joy that day; some were drunk, and some fought, while some gambled, some were lucky and some were routed. In the evening the cannons again sounded.

[I was reminded of this by today’s post by the Hawaiian Historical Society of a picture of the Poomaikelani (from the Hawaii State Archives)!]

(Kuokoa, 11/21/1885, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXIV, Helu 47, Aoao 3. Novemaba 21, 1885.