Mele are everywhere! 1912.

Mele by Mokihana Fernandez for a trip to Hawaii Island aboard the Mauna Kea.
This mele is printed earlier without attribution in the Kuokoa, on 10/23/1908, p. 4.

nupepa

LEI MOKIHANA

Na ka Maunakea i kono mai ia’u,
E naue i ka aina malihini,
Aina kaulana o Hilo Hanakahi,
Aina hoohie a ka malihini,
He aloha Mokuola a e ku nei,
I ka uluwehi i ka lau o ka niu,
E kilohi i ka nani o Waiakea,
Me ke one anapa i Waiolama,
Malama ke aloha waiho iloko,
Ke kuleana o ka hiki ana aku,
Auhea la o ka Nuku o ka Manu,
Me Leleiwi i ka ehu o ke kai,
Akahi no au a ike maka,
I ka ua nihi ae ma kanahele,
Akaka e ka ua kanilehua,
Hoopulu i ka ili o ka malihini,
A hiki makou a i Homelani,
Hui malihini me ke kamaaina,
Ilaila makou i luana ai,
Me kuu lei rose poina ole,
Kau nui aku nei kahi manao,
E ike ia Waianuenue,
Ilaila hoi hope na malihini,
E ike i ka nani a…

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Concert given to raise money for the Ida Pope Memorial Fund, 1920.

GREAT CONCERT

The students who previously graduated from Kamehameha are putting on a great Concert at the Japanese Theater which stands on Mooheau Street in the evening of this coming Satruday, and it will be under the direction of Mrs. Helen Desha Beamer, and is being given for the benefit of the Ida Pope Memorial Fund [Waihona Hoomanao o Miss Pope]. Continue reading

More mele, 1919.

HE MAU MELE HAWAII.

(That this generation do not possess.)

Maikai ke kuahiwi nani na mauna,
Ka aula wai o Namolokama;
E o ana ia Mamalahoa,
I hoohoa i hoa Kupakoili.
Ka lihau wai anu o Maunahina,
Ua aunei i ka la’i me he polope a la.
Ka-kakaha me he lupe la i ka malie.
Oiaio oia paha e! Continue reading

Death of William A. Kiha, 1899.

W. A. KIHA—GONE ON THE ROAD OF NO RETURN.

We received news from Maui, reporting that William A. Kiha, one of the educated Hawaiians of the Archipelago, has left this life on a day last week.

Most of the old time Honolulu people as well as some young ones will not forget about WIlliam A. Kiha, teacher of the Independent School of English at the church of Kaumakapili. It was at that school that he served as teacher along with his brother Enoka Kalauao. There are many who became proficient at English being taught by William A. Kiha. The current editor of this newspaper [Joseph M. Poepoe] sought knowledge of English under him, at the school of Kaumakapili, for short periods of time. Continue reading