Mele found everywhere in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers, 1912.

[From: “KA LA NUI O NA LIMAHANA MA KEAUHOU, HAWAII.”]

Keu a ka ono, o ka alo piko la,
Kahi momona o ka hiu ia la,
Ha’ale ke kai ke pepenu iho la,
O ka luau keu ka maneo la,
O ka nioi keu ka wewela la,
O ka ina mona keu a ka ono la,
A he ono i ka puu ke mo—ni.

[This mele excerpt is included in an article on a Labor Day celebration which took place in Keauhou, Kona, Hawaii. The writer of the article, Harry Haanio, says that it is a famous song composed by his older brother, who lives in Koloa, Hawaii Island, famous for the iliili hanau, the rocks that give birth.

Would this be what inspired Bina Mossman to compose her famous mele, “He Ono”? There are many, many old oli and mele which get altered and added to in later years. There are countless beautiful poetic pieces in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers. Composers of today might consider looking within its pages for their own inspiration!]

(Kuokoa, 9/13/1912, p. 5)

Keu a ka ono, o ka alo piko la...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 37, Aoao 5. Sepatemaba 13, 1912.

Vital Statistics, 1913.

MARRIAGES.

Joseph Ferreira to Sarah Kealoha, July 9.
Frederick C. Field to Mabel Eliza Meyer, July 9.
Manuel Simmons to Miss Lucy Wallace, July 10.
Joseph Manini to Kamaka Pililaau, July 12.

BIRTHS.

To Enoch Johnson and Pahukoa Kaohele, a daughter, June 18.
To William Ponake and Martha Haupu, a daughter, June 29.
To Joe Silva and Kawahamaalea, a daughter, July 6.
To Adolph Pieper and Mollie Fountain, a son, July 11.
To Philipe Kekaula and Miriam Kepaa, a son, July 11.

DEATHS.

Wahakala Fox, on Insane Asylum Road, July 9.
Kaomea, on School Street, July 10.
Mrs. Helen Kaumaea, at Leahi Home, July 12.
Solomona K. Kaupaulu, on Keawe Street, July 12.
David Mookini, at Queen’s Hospital, July 12.
Elizabeth Rice, on Liliha Street, July 12.
Makaena, on River Street, July 12.

(Kuokoa, 7/18/1913, p. 4)

NA MARE. / NA HANAU. / NA MAKE.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LI, Helu 28, Aoao 4. Iulai 18, 1913.