Mele hua inoa for the new year! 1869.

Olioli Makahiki Hou.

O—li—O—li makahiki h—O—u:
L—a e—L—u ai na manawa—L—ea,
I—ho—I—ke no ko kakou hil—I—nai,
O—k—O—kakou la makahiki hO—u,
L—ae—L—oaa ole ai kona—L—ike
I—na—I—waena o ka makah—I—ki;
M—ai—Mua mai a hiki i ka—M—uli,
A—ole—A—u mea e hoohalike—A—i,
K—e —K—eu hookahi i ka ma—K—ahiki,
A— k—A—mua no hoi i ka makA—hiki,
H—ea—H—a ke kumu o ka—H—auoli
I—ke—I—a la i hoomanao nu—I—ia?
K—a—K—aou anei ia e a—K—e nei?
I—h—I—aai nui ai hoi e—I—ke?
H—ea—H—a! 365 na la me 6—H—ora
O—k—O—ka honua ho—Opuni ana,
U—a p—U—ni ka La: Lamak—U o ke ao.

[Happy New Year
Happy new year:
Day to give donations,
To prove our beliefs,
Of our new year,
A day like no other,
In the year;
From beginning to end,
I have nothing to compare it to
It is the greatest in the year,
And the first in the year,
For what is the joy
On this day that is greatly celebrated?
Is it what we desire?
What we delight in seeing?
What! 365 days and 6 hours
The earth goes around,
The sun is circumnavigated: the torch of the world.

Usually an acrostic only uses the first letter of the lines of poetry to form a word or phrase, but the composer of this mele was very ambitious.]

(Au Okoa, 1/7/1869, p. 2)


Ke Au Okoa, Buke IV, Helu 38, Aoao 2. Ianuari 7, 1869.


Rosalia Tripp saved, 1866.

Nearly burned up by fire.—On Christmas night, last Tuesday, after the candles were lit to light the chapel, a flame of one of the candles began to burn the clothes of a girl of the Choir, her name being Rosalia Tripp. The fire did not put much effort into its work, when it was put out by someone who was standing there.

(Au Okoa, 12/31/1866, p. 2)


Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 37, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 31, 1866.

Eo, e Napelakapu! 1881.

[Found under: “NA NU HOU HAWAII.”]

On this day, Queen Kapiolani has made 46 years old, and they have been ruling this land for eight years. She has gone off from the royal court today, perhaps to enjoy the calm of Ehu [Kona, Hawaii], and we pray that her days are lengthened and their reign is blessed from here on.

(Ko Hawaii Paeaina, 12/31/1881, p. 2)


Ko Hawaii Paeaina, Buke IV, Helu 53, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 31, 1881.

John Taylor Unea, agent for “Ke Aloha Aina” in Kalaupapa, 1917.


To all the people of Kalaupapa, Molokai, who want a paper this coming year, A. D. 1918; leave your subscription with John T. Unea, along with the money. This will be an important year for us ahead, that being the politics of the Territory, therefore, we should not live in darkness.

(Aloha Aina, 12/28/1917, p. 2)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XXII, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 28, 1917.

Hawaii artists, 1901.

Works Painted by Our People.

Some of These Paintings Shown Last Monday.

In their Exhibition Room in Progress Hall, on the corner of Fort and Beretania Streets, our artists showed some of the paintings they created with patience. Hawaii is one of the best places for artists because the land is beautiful, the mountains are beautiful, the plants are beautiful, everywhere is beautiful, and they always have a subject to paint at any time. When observing the paintings shown at their exhibition room, those paintings show that our men and women artists know the beauty of the land and they used their brushes to situate this beauty upon the paper or canvas painted by them. Continue reading

Maili Nowlein weds, 1892.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

At the hour of 7:30 in the evening of this past Thursday, September 22, in the Episcopalian Church here in Honolulu, Rev. Mackintosh joined Mr. George E. Smithies and Miss Maili Nowlein in marriage.

[A few years later she becomes Maili Smithies. Any paintings by her? A good deal of the left margin cannot be made out because this newspaper is tightly bound. It was just by luck that Smithies was easy to guess at. The newspapers need to be rescanned as clear as possible now.]

(Kuokoa, 9/24/1892, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXI, Helu 39, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 24, 1892.

John L. Stevens’ outrageous impudence, 1893.


The administration at Washington has the unqualified support of this magazine (The Illustrated American) in its course of conduct in the Hawaiian affair.In acknowledging the tremendous wrong committed by ex-Minister Stevens, while acting as the nation’s, representative at the Court of Queen Liliuokalani, President Cleveland and his Secretary of State have shown splendid courage and refreshing disdain of buncombe. All the facts in the case proves Stevens’ behavior while Minister at Honolulu to have been prompted by rank ignorance or complete disregard of right or decency. Stevens openly encouraged a portion of the Queen’s subjects in their preparations for rebellion and promised them every possible material assistance, the moment they furnished him with the shadow of an excuse for such a step. Continue reading