No matter how drastically some things may change, other things just seem to remain the same? 1912.

TINY PARKS ON KALAKAUA AVENUE

In between Kalakaua Avenue are being placed tiny Parks, fifty feet long by twenty feet wide. These parks are right in front of D. Kalauokalani’s place, and parks of those type are being built until Pawaa, and perhaps all the way until the Moana Hotel. The insides of these tiny parks will be planted with all sorts of flowers to delight the eyes of the travellers when they see them.

These types of parks have been built in the father land [America] and the large countries of the world, and this is perhaps the first to be seen here in Honolulu nei. Maybe it will raise the status of this city, but the strange thing about this type of construction is that the bad conditions of the roads still remain, and that there are others that want the same for their streets; but the response from the government is that there is no money—yet this costly endeavor is being taken care of quickly. So very humorous.

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 3/1/1912, p. 1)

MAU PAKA LIILII MA KALAKAUA AVENUE

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 9, Aoao 1. Maraki 1, 1912.

Election season, 1912.

LINEKONA THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE WELL-BEING OF HAWAII.

Lincoln is the Morning Star,
The shining lantern,
Appointed by you, O Heavenly Powers,
Assisted by the Trinity.

Rise, O people of Hawaii,
The descendants of the I and the Mahi,
One in heart until victorious,
From Hawaii to Niihau.

Heard across the Islands,
Here is the one who will save the Lahui,
The eagle* will make right,
The Equal Rights of the land.

Let the story be told,
Lincoln the Representative for the Well-Being of Hawaii.

Composed by

George Kelii,

Honolulu, February 29, 1912.

*The eagle is used to represent the United States.

[Back in the day, there were many mele composed to support candidates. This one is for Lincoln Loy McCandless, who is famous for drilling for water here, and thus is also known as Likana or Linekona Eliwai (water driller). He will also be seen referred to as Lina (from Link).]

(Aloha Aina, 3/2/1912, p. 1)

LINEKONA KA ELELE OLA HAWAII.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 9, Aoao 1. Maraki 2, 1912.