A name song for Queen Kapiolani, 1893.


He inoa keia no Kapiolani
Napelakapu i ka Wekiu
He kuini hoi oe no Hawaii
Puuwai hamama no ka lahui
Imia ana hoi oe me ka noeau
I ka pono kau like a o Hawaii
Lohea kou leo e pae ana
Hooulu lahui ko’u makia
Hea mai ka leo Napelakapu
Me ka nawali hoi me ka nanahe
Nahenahe ko leo i pae mai
I kaui ana mai pehea wau
Pehea oukou e ka Lahui
Na ewe hanau o ka Aina
Eia Hawaii Moku o Keawe
Ke oi ku nei me ka ehaeha
Ua ike ku maka iho kakou
Na hana pakaha ke aloha ole
Ua hoonele ia kuu milimili
O Liliu o Loloku Lani ike kapu
Ua kaili ia ka Leialii
Kawalu o na Lani papahi ai
Pehea ka manao e ka Lahui
E Hawaii nui kualiholiho
Umia ke aloha paa i loko
Kaohi malie i ka puuwai
A a a he wa hiki mai ana
E lanakila ai Hawaii loa
E Lei hou ai i ka hanohano
I ka Lei Kalaunu ao Hawaii
Eia ke ola ua hiki mai
Kalamaku a o Hawaii
Ka Elele Lahui ua hoi mai
Me ka lono hauoli no ka Lahui
Kaana pono ia e ke kaulike
E Liliu o Loloku Lani i ke kapu
Makia paa ia o ka Lahui
Kawalu o na Lani i ke Kalaunu
Hea aku makou o mai oe
Napelakapu kou inoa
E ola o Kalani a mau loa
O Kapiolani i ka iu ao luna

Haku ia e

Mrs. Kala.

Honuakaha Mar. 21, 1893.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 3/22/1893, p. 3)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 667, Aoao 3. Maraki 22, 1893.


Birthday of Queen Kapiolani, 1895.


This day is the 61st birthday of Queen Kapiolani, one of the royals still living with good health. She and her Princes celebrated her birthday in the shade of the coconut fronds of Kawehewehe just as this awesome day is always commemorated, where all of her household joined in in celebrating the birthday of their royal lady. The Dowager Queen is in good health, and will have many more years of birthdays, and it is our prayer that the Queen whose birthday it is will have a long healthy life until she grows old.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 12/31/1895, p. 2)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 1367, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 31, 1895.

Death of Capt. Alexander Adams, 1871.

The death of Kapena A. Adamu.—On this past Friday, Oct. 27, here in the town of Honolulu, Captain Alexander Adams [Alekanadero Adamu] died at 91 years and 10 month of age on this earth. He was born in Scotland in 1780, and he died on the sands of Kakuhihewa [Oahu]. He first came to Hawaii nei in the year 1810. Not long after, he was soon under the employment of Kamehameha the great. He was the Captain who sailed the double-masted ship Kamehameha to China with a cargo of sandalwood [iliahi], and that wood from Hawaii was heavily taxed. That was the first haole and pilot who entered the port of Kou [Honolulu]. He lived in Hawaii for 61 years becoming a local.

(Kuokoa, 11/4/1871, p. 2)

Ka make ana o Kapena A. Adamu.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke X, Helu 44, Aoao 2. Novemaba 4, 1871.

Death of Fred Kuaana Hopeole, 1915.


Mr. Editor of the Hoku o Hawaii;

Aloha oe:—O honorable one of the Hoku o Hawaii, please allow me an open space of our pride, for my dear husband who was greatly loved, my parent and companion of my body, my my companion to talk with in the cold dewy nights, my companion of our young days, my lei which I never removed in the famous land of Puna with the fragrant bowers of pandanus; in Puna dwells beauty and goodness, a dwelling visited always by fragrance and perfume. My dear kane has gone, gone too my desire, auwe my unending aloha for my man.

My dearly beloved husband was born from the loins of Hopeole (m) and Keliioniu (f) in the year 1876, at Opihikao, Puna, Hawaii, and she spent 39 years breathing of the air of hardship of this worldly life. Auwe, my endless regret for my dear husband. We were joined in the holy bond of matrimony on the 10th of October 1905 by the Father J. L. Kalawe, and we were married for 10 years and 1 month when he left me, the his wife and companion. Auwe the pain of my thoughts. He first became sick in the month of April until November when he left me, and the family, and our hanai children. The Doctor was called twice, but the ailment was beyond treatment, and loosened our loving bond at 2 o’clock in the morning, Thursday the 11th, when the rain came down with a clatter and the love-snatching wind blew with force, and the spirit of my husband glided silently away leaving behind his cold body for me to grieve after. Auwe, my dear kane. No more will I hear his loving voice calling out to me, “O Mama,” that is how he always called me until his last hour, and he spoke these words: “O Mama, I am leaving you; perhaps you will be cared for by our children, perhaps not.” Auwe, my grief for my dear kane, my companion in the works of the Lord. We were lovingly together in all places, from the Kanilehua rains of Hilo, to Waiohinu with its Haao rain, and so too Kona with its puffy clouds on the horizon of its calm seas and  the Kukalahale rain of Honolulu. Auwe my never ending remorse for my dear husband. Continue reading

The perils of fire in old Hawaii, 1848.


Kapalama, July 7, 1848.

O Elele Hawaii, aloha oe. Tell the people and the other Islands of this Nation of the great devastation that happened here in Honolulu last night.

On the 6th of July, at perhaps 1 o’clock at night, three houses went up in flames at the North East corner of town, near the North side of Kaumakapili Church [not where it is located now]. One adobe house and two pili grass houses. The adobe house belonged to Kahehenanui, a member of the church and a widower. One of the pili houses belonged to Kauhema, a church member, and that new pili house was only completed some months ago. The other pili house belonged to Lio and was about three years old.

The fire started at the new pili house of Kauhema on the south side of the structure in the lanai. A candle was burning there and the flame caught on to the wall of the lanai. The fire leaped from the house of Kauhema and caught the adobe house of Kahehenanui on fire, and then the fire jumped to the house of Lio, and those houses were all consumed leaving the house of Uilani located makai of those houses to escape from being burned down; the Church escaped the fire as well. Continue reading

Moo spotting, 1915.


According to many of this town who went to go see a moo found in the ocean one of the days last week for themselves, it was indeed a moo and not an eel, for it looked like a snake [moo nahesa], but the only difference was that it was a moo that lived in the ocean.

The length of this moo was thirty inches long; it had a colorful body with stripes near its tail; its head was like a snake seen in foreign lands on shore. Continue reading

Building for movies and entertainment to be built in Kalaupapa, 1915.


Because of the benevolence of the Board of Health [Papa Ola], by them taking up the building of a Movie and Entertainment House for the Patient Colony [Kahua Ma’i] here, we therefore revoke our Requests put out by us to the Fundraising Committees which were approved by us. As for the Committees that collected money for this endeavor, please send it to the Secretary of the Committee, Mr. Joseph Aiona, or to the Superintendent [Lunanui] of this Patient Colony, Mr. J. D. McVeigh.

By way of the Committee, the people of the Patient Colony send their boundless thanks to the Fundraising Committees [Komite Ohi Dala] for this work, and to all those who gave their donation. May God bless us all in the Name of Jesus, Amen.  JOSEPH AIONA,


(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/30/1915, p. 3)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 10, Helu 30, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 30, 1915.