Young Hawaiians’ Institute officers, 1899.

Hui Hawaii Opio.

On Thursday evening last week, the yearly meeting of the Young Hawaiians’ Institute was held. Elected were George H. Huddy as President; George L. Desha, vice president; I. H. Sherwood, Secretary; Continue reading


Young Hawaiians’ Institute established, 1894.

The Institute.

The entertainment at the Y. M. C. A. Hall last night was a great success. The Young Hawaiians Institute is a most deserving organization. The concert with which the boys inaugurated their club was greatly appreciated and proved the abilities of the members of the new society, and their friends. The following is the list of the officers: Continue reading

The Young Hawaiians’ Institute, Hui Hoonaauao Hawaii Opio, 1896.

The Agenda of the Young Hawaiians’ Institute for 1896.

Through the kindness of the Hui Hoonaauao Hawaii Opio of this town, the Editor of this paper has acquired the Agenda of that Institute for this year forth, it being topics being read monthly (except for September) by those who were given the subject. It begins this like this:

February—Old Hawaiian History.
Solomon Meheula.

March—The Origin of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
J. M. Poepoe.

April—The Profession of Kahuna.
J. K. Kaulia.

May—The Crusades.
J. N. K. Keola.

June—The Profession of Farmer.
S. M. Kanakanui.

July—The Profession of Fisherman.
M. K. Nakuina.

October—The Origins of the Hawaiians.
J. M. Poepoe.

November—The State of the Native Hawaiians of Today.
Charles Wilcox.

December—The Old Religion of the Hawaiians.
S. M. Kanakanui.

Following the reading of the topics, the members of the Institute will consider the true value within the topics. The Committee that organized this Agenda is, S. M. Kanakanui, Chairman [Lunahoomalu]; J. K. Kaulia, J. N. K. Keola, M. K. Nakuina, Charles Wilcox.

(Kuokoa, 1/10/1896, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXV, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 10, 1896.
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXV, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 10, 1896.

Eo, e Liliuonamoku! 2018.


Kahiko ka nani i na kuahiwi,
Ka ohu halii i na pali,
He pali kapu kukilakila,
Mapu ke ala me ke onaona.

Hui:—He alii he wohi hoi keia,
A e hiipoi ia nei e ka Hui Nihoa,
Kohu wai mapunapuna,
E pua ae nei i ka puuwai.

Ianei pu mai kaua,
I ke kui lei pua alii,
I wilia pu ia me ke aloha,
Ka hoapili o ke kai Nihoa.

Hui Nihoa.

[A Name Song for Liliuonamoku.

Beauty adorns the mountains,
Mist blanketing the cliffs,
A sacred cliff standing aloft,
Where fragrance and perfume afloat.

Chorus:—’Tis an alii, a wohi,
Held dear by the Nihoa Society,
Like a bubbling spring,
Coming forth from the heart.

Let us be here together,
Stringing lei of royal blossoms,
Entwined with aloha,
The intimates of the sea of Nihoa.

Nihoa Society.]

[The Hui Nihoa, or Nihoa Society, consisted of members from the group which included the then Princess Liliuokalani who went to Nihoa in 1886.]

(Elele, 9/25/1886, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Elele, Buke VIII, Helu 13, Aoao 1. Sepatemaba 25, 1886.

The Queen, the flag, and the Boy Scouts, 1914.

Lincoln’s Birthday Marked By Graceful Courtesy of Hawaii’s Queen


From left to right: Col. C. P. Iaukea, the Queen, Mrs. George Smithies, Scout Commissioner Wilder and Scout Henry Thompson.

Liliuokalani, With Queenly Charm, Presents Flag to Boy Scouts.

“Honolulu V,” Boy Scouts of Hawaii, was formally christened “The Queen’s Own” yesterday afternoon, that title being conferred on them by Her Majesty, Queen Liliuokalani.

The aged ex-Queen stood proudly erect in the portico of her home, Washington Place, while twenty-one soldierly small boys, under the leadership of Scout Commissioner J. A. Wilder and Scoutmaster Harry S. Hayward, formed in line and saluted her. Liliuokalani was supported by Kaipo, with Col. Curtis P. Iaukea, Her Majesty’s chamberlain, acting as master of ceremonies, and John Dominis, Mrs. C. P. Iaukea and Gerrit P. Wilder in attendance.

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More on the Boy Scout troop the “Queen’s Own,” 1914.


A beautiful silk Hawaiian flag emblazoned with Queen Liliuokalani’s own crest and bearing the motto “Onipaa” which means “Be steadfast,” yesterday afternoon was presented by her majesty to Honolulu V. Boy Scouts of America, commanded by Scoutmaster Harry S. Hayward and known as the “Queen’s Own.” Continue reading