Kamehameha Glee Club on stage, 1912.

THE TWO OF US IN THE JOYFUL NIGHT OF HALALII

In K. P. Hall [Knights of Pythias Hall], tomorrow night, Saturday, the people of town will hear for themselves the singers of the Island of Keawe, known by the name “Kamehameha Glee Club,” because on that night, those singers will entertain with their deep voices, pleasing the girls of Honolulu nei so that they will not be able to sleep at night because of the beauty and sheer vigor.

Their fame of this glee club of the students of Kamehameha and Hawaiian teachers is only heard of, but during this concert of the Hawaiian Band Organization to be soon held; actually seen is the swaying of all those who listen to them; the ears tingle, making the singers of this town no match [lihi launa ole] for them.

This glee club has been travelling around Hawaii from one place to another, with much acclaim; songs that have become commonplace [paku-a] and not fun to listen to are like brand new songs when these boys sing them, and that is how they have gained fame. Continue reading

Kamehameha Glee Club, 1912.

THE SINGING GROUP KAMEHAMEHA GLEE CLUB.

The people standing up—Komomua, Haae, Kauwe, Muller, Kane.

The people sitting down—Toomey, King, Kekapa.

(Kuokoa, 8/2/1912, p. 4)

KA HUI HIMENI KAMEHAMEHA GLEE CLUB.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 31, Aoao 4. Augate 2, 1912.

Ellen Pukila and child pass away, 1912.

MY DEAR, MY WIFE HAS GONE

Mr. Patient Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa, Aloha oe:—May it please your open heart to place upon the deck of your precious, my baggage of tears so that those who live from where the sun appears at Ha’eha’e to the setting of the sun at Lehua, will know about my beloved, my wife, who has gone, undoing the supporting bond within.

For dust has returned to dust, and the soul to the One who created it; and this is what I endlessly grieve over, for my beloved, my wife, being that she has gone together on that road of no return with the first fruit of our loins of our youth, which is the reason for her being taken so early in her life.

For Lahaina, Maui, is the birthplace of my Ellen Pukila, and we were married here in Wailau, Molokai in the month of October, 1911, and we lived faithfully together in the holy covenant of matrimony, and she has grown weary of this life on July 24, 1912, at 10 a. m.; we were together all over Wailau; and I ask of the high heavens to lighten my grief for my dear wife who has gone afar.

Her beloved husband,

GEORGE PAUOLE KAMAI.

Wailau, Molokai, July 29, 1912.

(Kuokoa, 8/2/1912, p. 4)

KUU MEA ALOHA HE WAHINE UA HALA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 31, Aoao 4. Augate 2, 1912.

Greatest Mariners, 1938 / 2015.

POLYNESIANS AS MARINERS SEEN

Dr. Buck Terms Early Polynesians Greatest Mariners World Has Ever Known

HONOLULU, Nov. 29—Dr. Peter Buck, director of the Bishop Museum, last night termed the early Polynesians the greatest mariners the world has ever known.

Dr. Buck, who will leaves soon for Yale University to lecture on primitive religions, spoke at a dinner in his honor attended by almost 200 persons. He was introduced by Frank Atherton.

He said it was probable that some of the early Polynesians reached the shores of America. He traced the possibility in similarity of certain words, such as that for sweet potato itself was brought into the South Seas from the American continent. Continue reading