Now this is friendship, 1912.


There was the shocking news spread about on the morning of Tuesday last week about the streetcar accident, and then on the night of the following Monday like a flash of lightning there came sad news of the passing of Malie Kamakaea at Queen’s Hospital due to her injuries.

When the news spread across the width and breadth of the land and arrived before a tiny girl, a beloved friend of Malie Kamakaea, who lives on Kauai, the girl just left her home, her family and and everyone, and she travelled across the sea to see the cold body of her friend who left her and their schoolmates in this world behind.

The name of this tiny girl is Alice Charman, and she is only nine years old. When her older sisters told her of the passing of her beloved friend from this world, she immediately prepared herself to leave her home and went to the place to board the Kinau, and travelled across the sea all by herself for Honolulu.

When the steamship Kinau docked at the harbor, and while the crowd of people watching over the cold body of Malie Kamakaea and the family were relaxing at the funeral home of Mr. Silva, the sea-travelling child, Miss Alice Charman, arrived to see the cold body of her friend who she shared aloha with over the many days they attended school together.

In her hand she held a beautiful lei woven with flowers of the Garden Isle, woven over leaves of ama’u fern, and this became something appreciated by all; the circumstances of it’s fashioning was something they’d remember always.

It was the love of a friend that caused the trip over the wide ocean; distance is of no matter when summoned by tears.

(Kuokoa, 1/26/1912, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 4, Aoao 4. Ianuari 26, 1912.

Sisters’ of Hawaii Ponoi celebrating their 5th year, 1912.

Celebrating Fifth Anniversary

At 3 in the afternoon yesterday, January 25, 1911 [1912], a banquet was held lavished with Hawaiian delicacies of all sorts, by the Heads and members of the organization, The Sisters’ of Hawaii Ponoi, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Reis in Makiki Heights, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of their existence. Present was our manager, Joseph Kamai Nalulu because of an invitation he received, and he heartily at his fill.

Manager Joseph Kamai Nalulu offers to the Head and Members of the Hui Sisters’ of Hawaii Ponoi, whose names appear bleow, his great unending appreciation and congratulations for the generosity bestowed upon him. And he also gives his prayers that their existence, progress, and good fortune continues for the benefit of your Organization, through the Omnipotent Heavenly Powers, Amen.


First Honorary President,

—Mrs. Leihulu Keohokalole

Second Honorary President,

—Mrs. E. K. Reis

President—Miss Kamoani

Vice President—Mrs. Malie Auld

Treasurer—Mrs. E. K. Reis

Secretary—Mrs. H. Wm. Aylett

Vice Secretary—Mrs. Punua

Executive Committee

Chairman, Mrs. Geo. Mahe

Mrs. Malie Auld, Miss Kamoani, Mrs. Punua, and Mrs. Kaleikau.


Mrs. Ema Fern; Miss Hickey, Miss Lizzie Fern; Mrs. Alohikea, Mrs. Luka Norton, Mrs. Rose Kapela, Mrs. Mapu; Mrs. Onuila [Oniula?], Miss Spencer, and Julia Hao

With appreciation,


Secretary of the Organization of Sisters of Hawaii Ponoi

[Anyone familiar with this organization?]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 1/26/1912, p. 4)

Hoomanao no ka piha ana o Elima Makahiki

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 4, Aoao 4. Ianuari 26, 1912.