Hawaiian Music.—It is something to hear of Hawaiians, who but a few years ago, as a nation, possessed no other songs but the semi-barbarous Meles of their ancestors, and no other music than the montonous “ah—ah,——o—oo—u—uu,” of former years,—it is something pleasingly new to have to note the appearance of a neatly lithographed sheet of music for sale in the bookstore, both the words and music of which were composed by a Hawaiian lady. The title describes the sentiments expressed in the composition—”He Mele Lahui Hawaii,” or, in English, “A Hawaiian National Hymn.” Continue reading
KE MELE LAHUI.
Composed by Her Highness
Ka Makua Mana Loa
Maliu mai ia makou
E Haliu aku nei
Me ka naau haahaa
E mau ka maluhia
O nei Paeaina
Mai Hawaii a Niihau
Malalo o Kou malu
E Ola! E Ola ka Moi!
Cho.—E mau ke Ea o ka Aina
Ma Kou pono mau
A ma Kou mana nui
E Ola! E Ola ka Moi. Continue reading
SAMUEL PARKER DEPARTS FROM THIS LIFE
Death is Victorious Over Him, Following a Long Sickness
HIS BODY RETURNED TO WAILUA IN MANA, HAWAII
Escorted by his Grandchild David Kalakaua Kawananakoa and His Family
After suffering from a stroke some years ago, Colonel Samuel Parker grew weary of this life, on the night of last Friday, at his home outside of Waikiki, and his body was returned aboard the Mauna Kea of this past Wednesday to be laid to rest in his family cemetery at Mana, Waimea, Hawaii.
When he passed on, he was 66 years old, 10 months and 12 days. Continue reading
QUEEN CONGRATULATES BANDMASTER KALANI
Peter Kalani, the newly appointed bandmaster, beat the measure with his official baton yesterday for the first time, at a morning concert given in Queen Liliuokalani’s grounds. Continue reading
The Hon. A. S. Cleghorn was blessed with being gifted with a beautiful daughter by his wife, the Alii Likelike Cleghorn. This is a new Royal Offspring in the era of King Kalakaua. Our humble plea is for the Heavens to watch over and bless Hawaii,
(Lahui Hawaii, 10/21/1875, p. 3)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23.
ON SATURDAY morning last, the 16th instant, Her Royal Highness the Princess Miriam Likelike, sister to His Majesty the King, and wife of the Hon. A. S. Cleghorn, was safely delivered of a daughter. At four P. M. all the bells of the city rang a merry peal in honor of the infant Princess.
(PCA, 10/23/1875, p. 2)
One reason why the newspapers were/are so important was because they were “immediate,” just as I suppose Facebook and Twitter is today. One person claims something in the newspaper one day, and a few days later you could see more information or contradicting information by someone else, and not necessarily even in the same newspaper. Because people back in the day wanted the latest news, they would subscribe to the different newspapers being printed at the time, or at least would share them with each other. Continue reading
A MELE FOR KAAHUMANU.
To the Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha oe:
In the Kuokoa of the 26th of April 1907, I saw a Mele Kanikau for Queen Kaahumanu composed by David Malo in 1834, and this kanikau was printed in “Ka Hae Hawaii” in 1856. David Malo himself composed it. Continue reading
This new exhibit is at Hilo town, Hawaii, for just a few weeks, and it will go to Kohala, Hawaii; and Wailuku and Hana on Maui. Continue reading
With the words “Ema Kaleleonalani” and “the Dowager Queen,” amongst the articles last week under the title “Kamehameha School [Kula Kamehameha];” what was correct for that part was Mrs. B. Pauahi Bishop. The words above were inserted by mistake because of the influence of reminiscences for Emma, and also because these high chiefs of the land sank down together, dying one after the other. Continue reading