Mele for the island chain of Papa and Wakea: a response to the Armstrong call, 1860.

He Mele no ka pae aina o Papa ma.

Hoao Papa hanau moku,
I kana kane o Wakea i noho ai,
Hanau o Hoohokukalani,
He Alii,
He kaikamahine na Papa,
Noho ia Manouluae,
Hanau o Waia ke ’lii, o Waia,
O Wailoa, o Kakaihili,
O Kia, o Ole,
O Pupue, o Manaku,
O Nukahakoa, hanau o Luanuu,
O Kahiko, o Kii,
O Ulu, o Nana,
O Waikumailani ke ’lii,
O Kuheleimoana, konohiki wawe na Kaloana,
Hanau o Maui, he hookala-kupua,
He kupua he ’lii o Nana a Maui,
O Lanakaoko, o Kapawa,
O Keliiowaialua,
I hanau i Kukaniloko,
O Wahiawa ka hua,
O Lihue ke ewe,
O Kaala ka piko,
O Kapukapukakea ka aa,
Haule i Nukea,
I Wainakia Aaka i Heleu,
I ka lai malino o Hauola, ke ’lii,
O Kapawa hoi no,
Hoi no iuka ka waihona,
Hoi no i ka pali kapu o na ’lii,
He kiai kalakahi no Kakae,

[This is but one of the many mele submitted to the Hae Hawaii in response to the calls put out by Samuel Chapman Armstrong.]

(Hae Hawaii, 8/8/1860, p. 77)

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Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou.—Helu 19, Aoao 77. Augate 8, 1860.

The call for information on traditional knowledge, 1860.

ANCIENT MELE.

I want to obtain Mele about the arrival of Papa folks, and perhaps others, and Mele with each individual name, and Mele about the Kaiakahinalii [Great Flood], and Mele showing what the ancient people thought about the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars.

For those who know these Mele, write them down and send them to me. S. C. ARMSTRONG.

Honolulu, July 27, 1860.

[There was a broader request earlier that year. See: No na Mele!]

(Hae Hawaii, 7/25/1860, p. 71)

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Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou.—Helu 17, Aoao 71. Iulai 25, 1860.

Things that make you go, “Hmmmm.” 1883.

[Found under: “ISLAND LOCALS: ABOUT TOWN.”]

Messrs J. U. and B. Kawainui, publishers of the Hawaii Pae Aina, were brought before Judge Bickerton on the 22d inst., on a charge of libel prefered by the Deputy Sheriff of Wailuku. At the hearing, Mr. Dole, counsel for the defendants moved to dismiss, on the ground that no libellous matter was contained in the article in question. Mr. Russell for the prosecution argued that the case was a fit one for jury, and that the words were of a character to warrant His Honor in committing the accused for trial. Judge Bickerton after hearing a translation of the article, and from his own knowledge of Hawaiian, judged the question fit for a jury to pass upon, and overruling Mr. Dole’s motion, committed the accused for trial at the next term of the Supreme Court. Bail $100.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 4/25/1883, p. 3)

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Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XVIII, Number 17, Page 3. April 25, 1883.

Sweet mele for a flower blossomed, 1913.

PUA MOHALA

1—Onaona i ka ihu ke honi
Ka pua opuu i mohala
Omau ia iho i ka poli
Hoopumehana hoi ia loko

CHO —Li’a wale aku ka manao
O ka nee mai i ke alo
I mea na’u e hoomau ai
Ka welina ana me ia pua

2—Hoonanea hoi i ka nohona
Me ka ipo i ke ano lahilahi
Ka moani ae o ke ala
Hooheno i ka puuwai.

(Holomua, 10/18/1913, p. 8)

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Ka Holomua, Buke I, Helu 3, Aoao 8. Okatoba 18, 1913.

Visiting the Leprosy hospital in Kalihi a hundred and fifty years ago, 1866.

[Found under: “MA KE KAUOHA.”]

The person and people perhaps who wish to go and see the Leprosy Hospital at Kalihi [Halemai Lepera ma Kalihi], and their friends there.

Therefore, I say to everyone, the hours between 2 o’clock and 4 in the afternoon, on Tuesdays and Fridays, are set aside to go and see; and no one will be allowed during other times except for the Clergy going there to see the patients [poe mai].

By order of the Board of Health [Papa Ola].

T. C. Heuck,
Secretary of the Board of Health.

Office of the Board of Health, H., June 11, 1866.

(Au Okoa, 7/9/1866, p. 3)

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Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 12, Aoao 3. Iulai 9, 1866.

Makawao Union Church comes to an end, 1916.

Memories Awakened By Passing Of Old Church

June 25th was a memorable day at the Makawao Union Church of Paia because it was the last Sunday during which religious services were to be held previous to the dismantling of the building.

The exercises were especially marked by a beautiful solo by Mrs. Jones, and an interesting sermon of a semi-historical nature, entitled—”The Passing of the Old Church”, by Rev. A. C. Bowdish.

The first building of the church was a small wooden structure at Makawao on the site now occupied by the cemetery. The change of location was made to the present situation for two reasons, first because of the shifting of the center of the district’s population and second because of the present position marks the place where the late Mr. H. P. Baldwin nearly lost his life. Continue reading