A baby born on the birthday of King Kalakaua, 1896.

At Kohalaloa, on this past Friday, Nov. 16, arrived into this world of light, from the loins of Iosia and Kailimahuna, was a boy. Continue reading

One more example of reversed column rules, showing the nation in mourning, 1917.

This one from 102 years ago. Ke Aloha Aina was also a newpaper published weekly. This example is obviously reporting the passing of Queen Liliuokalani. As you look back at the old newspapers, keep your eye out for reverse column ruling, they are important.

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Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XII, Helu 46, Aoao 1. Novemaba 16, 1917.

Funeral of William Hoapili Kaauwai, 1874.

Funeral service held.—In the evening of this past Sunday, a funeral service was held over the body of W. Hoapili Kaauwai, and his remains were placed at the cemetery of Waiahao [Kawaiahao].

[The “Ka” or “Ke” in names that are not easily mistaken for something else are often dropped, like here with Waiahao.]

(Nuhou 4/21/1874, p. 1)

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Ka Nuhou Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 25, Aoao 1. Aperila 21, 1874.

Another mele by Eleanor Kekoaohiwaikalani Prendergast for Princess Kaiulani, 1893.

KE ALOHA O KAWEKIULANI.

1st. Ua puia ke kaona i ke ala
O ke onaona Rose Hawaii
O ka pua oi kela o ka nani
A ka puuwai e anoai ai.

Hui: He aloha no Kawekiulani
No ka lei a Kapili Likelike
Pua nani o Ainahau
Ka onohi momi o Hawaii. Continue reading

Procreation chant for Princess Kaiulani, 1899.

[Found under: “KANIKAU NO KAIULANI.”]

A he mai keia ea ea,
No ka Wekiulani ea ea,
Aia ko mai ea ea,
A i Polihale ea ea.

Aia ko mai ea ea,
Ka lei Kaunaoa ea ea,
Ka Wailiula ea ea,
A i Mana ea ea.

Aia ko mai ea ea,
A i Papiohuli ea ea,
A e huli aku ana ea ea,
Aia i Limaloa ea ea.

Aia ko mai ea ea,
A i Polihale ea ea,
Ke kini punohu ea ea,
Auau ke kai ea.

Aia ko mai ea ea,
A i Nohili ea ea,
Haa mai na niu ea ea,
O Kaunalewa ea ea.

Aia ko mai ea ea,
A i Makaweli ea ea,
Waiulailiahi ea ea,
A o Waimea ea ea.

Haina ko mai ea ea,
O niniu i ka pua ea ea.

Hakuia e,
Lala Mahelona.

(Aloha Aina, 3/18/1899, p. 6)

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