La Hoihoi Ea, 1895.


The coming Wednesday, July 31, is the day that Admiral Thomas restored the glorious Flag of Hawaii nei, after he stripped these Hawaiian Islands and took them under his power on the 25th of February 1843.

And from the taking of the beautiful Flag of Hawaii until its return was five months and some days, and the glory of Hawaii was regained, for the beautiful, magnificent stripes of the Hawaiian Flag was seen once more.

This day is a sacred day in the hearts of all true Hawaiians, and they commemorate the day that the life returned to the loving communities of Hawaii nei.

And the proclamation proclaimed by the King, Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III was fulfilled, as he commanded all the devout from Hawaii to Kauai to kneel down and give glory to God Almighty for returning the beloved sovereignty to our homeland.

It is true that the supplication of the devout was heard, for the beautiful Flag of Hawaii nei was indeed restored by the Power of God, Jehovah.

Therefore, O Lahui, let us be happy and rejoice, for gaining this glorious day which established the foundation for a new step, that being the Independence of these Islands given by France, Britain, and America.

Now all true faithful ones should take some time on this awesome and sacred day as time to glorify God, Jehovah almighty for his true love for us.

(Oiaio, 8/2/1895, p. 4)


Ka Oiaio, Buke VII, Helu 22, Aoao 4. Augate 2, 1895.

Mele for the island chain of Papa and Wakea: a response to the Armstrong call, 1860.

He Mele no ka pae aina o Papa ma.

Hoao Papa hanau moku,
I kana kane o Wakea i noho ai,
Hanau o Hoohokukalani,
He Alii,
He kaikamahine na Papa,
Noho ia Manouluae,
Hanau o Waia ke ’lii, o Waia,
O Wailoa, o Kakaihili,
O Kia, o Ole,
O Pupue, o Manaku,
O Nukahakoa, hanau o Luanuu,
O Kahiko, o Kii,
O Ulu, o Nana,
O Waikumailani ke ’lii,
O Kuheleimoana, konohiki wawe na Kaloana,
Hanau o Maui, he hookala-kupua,
He kupua he ’lii o Nana a Maui,
O Lanakaoko, o Kapawa,
O Keliiowaialua,
I hanau i Kukaniloko,
O Wahiawa ka hua,
O Lihue ke ewe,
O Kaala ka piko,
O Kapukapukakea ka aa,
Haule i Nukea,
I Wainakia Aaka i Heleu,
I ka lai malino o Hauola, ke ’lii,
O Kapawa hoi no,
Hoi no iuka ka waihona,
Hoi no i ka pali kapu o na ’lii,
He kiai kalakahi no Kakae,

[This is but one of the many mele submitted to the Hae Hawaii in response to the calls put out by Samuel Chapman Armstrong.]

(Hae Hawaii, 8/8/1860, p. 77)


Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou.—Helu 19, Aoao 77. Augate 8, 1860.

The call for information on traditional knowledge, 1860.


I want to obtain Mele about the arrival of Papa folks, and perhaps others, and Mele with each individual name, and Mele about the Kaiakahinalii [Great Flood], and Mele showing what the ancient people thought about the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars.

For those who know these Mele, write them down and send them to me. S. C. ARMSTRONG.

Honolulu, July 27, 1860.

[There was a broader request earlier that year. See: No na Mele!]

(Hae Hawaii, 7/25/1860, p. 71)


Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou.—Helu 17, Aoao 71. Iulai 25, 1860.

Things that make you go, “Hmmmm.” 1883.


Messrs J. U. and B. Kawainui, publishers of the Hawaii Pae Aina, were brought before Judge Bickerton on the 22d inst., on a charge of libel prefered by the Deputy Sheriff of Wailuku. At the hearing, Mr. Dole, counsel for the defendants moved to dismiss, on the ground that no libellous matter was contained in the article in question. Mr. Russell for the prosecution argued that the case was a fit one for jury, and that the words were of a character to warrant His Honor in committing the accused for trial. Judge Bickerton after hearing a translation of the article, and from his own knowledge of Hawaiian, judged the question fit for a jury to pass upon, and overruling Mr. Dole’s motion, committed the accused for trial at the next term of the Supreme Court. Bail $100.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 4/25/1883, p. 3)


Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XVIII, Number 17, Page 3. April 25, 1883.

Sweet mele for a flower blossomed, 1913.


1—Onaona i ka ihu ke honi
Ka pua opuu i mohala
Omau ia iho i ka poli
Hoopumehana hoi ia loko

CHO —Li’a wale aku ka manao
O ka nee mai i ke alo
I mea na’u e hoomau ai
Ka welina ana me ia pua

2—Hoonanea hoi i ka nohona
Me ka ipo i ke ano lahilahi
Ka moani ae o ke ala
Hooheno i ka puuwai.

(Holomua, 10/18/1913, p. 8)


Ka Holomua, Buke I, Helu 3, Aoao 8. Okatoba 18, 1913.

Visiting the Leprosy hospital in Kalihi a hundred and fifty years ago, 1866.

[Found under: “MA KE KAUOHA.”]

The person and people perhaps who wish to go and see the Leprosy Hospital at Kalihi [Halemai Lepera ma Kalihi], and their friends there.

Therefore, I say to everyone, the hours between 2 o’clock and 4 in the afternoon, on Tuesdays and Fridays, are set aside to go and see; and no one will be allowed during other times except for the Clergy going there to see the patients [poe mai].

By order of the Board of Health [Papa Ola].

T. C. Heuck,
Secretary of the Board of Health.

Office of the Board of Health, H., June 11, 1866.

(Au Okoa, 7/9/1866, p. 3)


Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 12, Aoao 3. Iulai 9, 1866.

Makawao Union Church comes to an end, 1916.

Memories Awakened By Passing Of Old Church

June 25th was a memorable day at the Makawao Union Church of Paia because it was the last Sunday during which religious services were to be held previous to the dismantling of the building.

The exercises were especially marked by a beautiful solo by Mrs. Jones, and an interesting sermon of a semi-historical nature, entitled—”The Passing of the Old Church”, by Rev. A. C. Bowdish.

The first building of the church was a small wooden structure at Makawao on the site now occupied by the cemetery. The change of location was made to the present situation for two reasons, first because of the shifting of the center of the district’s population and second because of the present position marks the place where the late Mr. H. P. Baldwin nearly lost his life. Continue reading

Great choral competition a hundred years ago, 1916.


At the Hilo Armory [Halekoa o Hilo], before a truly huge audience reaching nearly a thousand people, an Archipelago-wide song contest between different Choirs [Puali Himeni] from the different Islands was held. They showed their great proficiency taught to them by the Leaders of the different Choirs. The crowd who attended this big gathering was really entertained. Each group sang two songs, that being the song chosen for the competition and another outside of that song. After the singing, the Judges conferred over the decision, and when the decision of the Judging Committee was announced, they gave the championship to the Choir of Molokai, the group that took the banner for the two previous years, and the banner went to them for all times. The percentages announced by the Committee before the crowd was this: Molokai, 91 percent; Haili, 88 percent; Kauai, 81 percent; West Hawaii, 76 percent; and Maui, 61 percent. Some of the Committee told us that the reason Haili lost the competition was not because their singing was not fine, but because of the apparent exhaustion on their faces, being that good appearance while singing is a big part of the scoring.

The crowd that came in the large audience could understand the reason for that exhaustion, being that some of those singers came from the banquet table, and they were attendants for the guests of the Hawaiian Evangelical Conference [Aha Paeaina]. That the banner was not taken by those of Haili is not something to kick them for, and the decision of the Judging Committee was appreciated with good feelings. This was an entertaining concert, and the performances of the Hawaiian Singers was much appreciated. The proceeds from that gathering was $400.50.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 7/13/1916, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii,  Buke 11, Helu 6, Aoao 2. Iulai 13, 1916.