A mele by Annie Kaikioewa for her daughter, Helina Kaiwaokalani Maikai, 1909.

HE WEHI NO KUU KAMA

He iini he aloha no kuu kamalei
E hoi e pili poli o ka makua
Kuu lei daimana e anapa i ka la
Kuu pua melia onaona i ka ihu
Kuu lei hulu mamo kahiko i ke kino
Kuu ahuula nani kau i ka poohiwi
Kuu lei alii i ka pili umauma
Kuu hiialo hoi o na la opio
Kuu pua hoonani kahiko o ka hale
Hoi mai kaua ka la’i i Apua
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A mele for Lunalilo Home by historian George Pooloa, 1928.

A MORSEL FROM LUNALILO HOME

Mr. Jonah Kumalae,

Aloha Oe:—Please allow me some open space of your precious, Ke Alakai o Hawaii, for a while.

The one named Chief William Charles Lunalilo was the sixth of the kings, chosen by Hawaii nei on the 8th of January, in the year 1873, and he reigned as king over the nation of Hawaii nei. And after one year and twenty-five days, he died on the 3rd of February, in the year 1874, at Iolani Palace, mauka of King Street. The one named Chief William Charles Lunalilo, was the one who was very generous, willing the trustees of his estate to give from his property in the crown lands for Lunalilo Home as a home for his own Hawaiian people to live in peace for all times at Makiki; Captain Harry Swinton [Hale Pinao] was appointed superintendent of Lunalilo Home, a man who was a well known to the multitudes, and after him there were five haole, and with the last, Lunalilo Home was razed, and the land lay barren. Continue reading

Alice Thompson, soil expert out of Berkeley University, 1906.

Girl from Honolulu Becomes Expert.

Here is a report we received pertaining to the eldest daughter of Professor U. Thompson of Kamehameha Boys’ School:

“BERKELEY, Jan. 12.—The dainty figure of a feminine soil expert, working with the bearded men in the agricultural college on the campus is new in the history of the university; this will be seen when Miss Alice Thompson takes her place as an assistant soil analyst in the office of Dr. Loughridge’s office on January 15.

“Miss Thompson is to be appointed by the Regents to this position, and she will be the first woman soil expert to do serious work in this line of agricultural research. There is no other young woman than Miss Thompson that is seen on campus performing this work; she has the skill that comes of natural aptitude and years of preparation for her peculiar work. For three years she has studied under Professors Jaffa, Colby and Loughridge, and also with Professor Hilgard, the great authority on soils at the school. Continue reading

Mrs. Ellen Lake Kahalekai passes, 1916.

A REMEMBRANCE OF MRS. KAHALEKAI.

Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please insert in an empty space of your newspaper for my dearly beloved wife who left in the night, that being Mrs. Ellen Lake Kahalekai, on the 30th of October, 1916.

She was born at Kipahulu, Maui on the 6th of July, 1881, and her parents were William Lake and Hana Kunukau Lake; and she was cared for in Waihee until she was grown, until she went to school in Waihee.

We attended the same school for many years, and she was educated for a short time at the old Maunaolu School.

She was one of the beautiful rose buds that blossomed there. We were married by Rev. Kapu at Waihee on the 14th of March, 1899, and we lived in Spreckelsville for three years, and we had one of our daughters on the 10th of March, 1900. Continue reading

A mele for patriot, Nawahiokalaniopuu, 1893.

HE LEI NO NAWAHI.

He lei keia no Nawahi
Nelekona oe o ka Pakipika
Ka uila anapa ma ka Hikina
Malamalama ai Hawaii Loa
Hoike ana hoi me ka noeau
I ka lama ku no Hawaii nei
Huai pau ke aloha Aina
E imi ana hoi me ka noeau
Hoike ana hoi me ka hopo ole
Na hana uahoa a ka lokoino
Pahola ke aloha o Nawahi
Kaukau mai ana i ka Lahui
E noho kakou me ka hoomalu
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Mrs. Keanookalani Miriama Dudoit passes on, 1916.

My Dearly Beloved Wife Has Gone

At 9:30 p. m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 1916, my dearly beloved wife left me and the family. My dearly beloved wife had an open heart for all who visited her home, she was patient, and lived honorably. She was a woman who had aloha for her husband and family.

She was a pastor for the Hoomana Naauao church, the faith that she labored for at all times; and the first president of the Kalama Society [Ahahui Kalama] established in the year 1907, and she rose to honorary president until she left the Society of which she constantly lauded everyday, and according to what my dearly beloved said to me, “When I die, my Society will honor my funeral, and the funeral over the remains of my dearly beloved was held at the mortuary of M. E. Silva at 3:15 p. m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. The Kalama Society did not march in the funerary procession of my dear wife. Auwe for those without aloha and of their cruelty. Continue reading