Name song for “the Oleander lei,” by Mrs. Emalia K., 1879.

HE MELE INOA.

1. No ka lei Oliana ke aloha
Hoa hooipo o ka po ana
Anu mai ka uka i Iao
I ka noa a ka ua liilii
Pulu elo ke oho o ka palai
Koolua o Mailekaluhea
Ke hea mai nei o ka lia
E hoi maua ua lai
Ua malu ke kula i Huehue
Ke hue ae nei ke aloha
Hana uko ole i ka nui kino
Kuu kino kai alo ilalila [ilaila]
I ka leo hone a ke aloha
He aloha kai hiki mai
Paila i ka puuwai
Hookahi a’u mea uluhua
O ka waimaka e hanini nei
Kohu waipuilani la i ka lewa
Ka haule ana iho koikoi
Koikoi ka leo oia manu
I ke kalaku i ka mauna
Mai noho oe a hana mai
I ka eueu o Halerose
O Hului kuu lima akau
Pili mai hoi kuu lima hema
Kau oe i ka lio a he neo
O kau ia i lohe oe
I lohe ka lai i Wailuku
E ola ka pua i ona ia
O ka lei Oliana he inoa.

2. Auhea wale ana oe
E ka liko pua o ka hau
Hauna akamai kaiala
Ua paa pono i ka api
Kupono i kou laki
I ke kii a ka lihilihi maka
He makana nui ka ke aloha
Hiipoi na kuu kino
Kuu kino kai alo iho
I ka leo wawalo o na manu
Maua meiala kai alo
I ke kuahiwi me ke kualono
He lono kai hiki mai
Ke kaona ua haunaele
O ke ku a ke koa nui
I ka lihikai o Keawalua
Elua maua ilaila
I ka wai hui o ka mauna
Mauna kuu lei rose
I pilia me ke onaona
Haina ka puana i puka
I lohe ka lai i Wailuku
E ola ka pua i ona ia
Ea liko pua hoi o ka hau.

3. Auhea wale ana oe ke aloha
E uila nei ia loko
Mahalo aku au o ka nani
Ke kauwila o Puukapele
Ua huli au ma Pekina
Aohe lua o Leinahu
Hookahi wale no o Kamia
Poe alo anu o Himere
Ke i ae nei ka manao
Na’u oe a mau loa aku
Hookai ka hai waiwai
Kaohi ka ono i kuu puu
Haina ka puana i puka
I lohe ka lai i Wailuku
E ola ka pua i ona ia
O ke kauwila o Puukapele.

Mrs. Emalia K.

Wailuku, Iune 26, 1879.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 7/19/1879, p. 4)

HE MELE INOA.

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke II, Helu 29, Aoao 4. Iulai 19, 1879.

Hilo train, 1879.

Riding Steam Engine Train in Hilo.

Star Mill, Waiakea, Hilo, H.,
July 11, 1879, 1½ P. M.

Hon. Joseph U. Kawainui,

Aloha oe,—

Here I am now aboard the standing Locomotive, and I am writing what I see. Everything is going according to plans. The Locomotive is running with a single freight car attached, to test it out, for 840 feet in distance, and the tracks are still being laid.

Should you want to ride first on the train, come quickly. With delight,

Joseph Nawahi.

P. S. The steampower is 100 lbs, and its speed is between 18 and 20 miles per hour. J. N. Continue reading