A mele composed by Mary Jane Montano for the fourth anniversary of the Outdoor Circle, 1916.

HONOLULU, OUR FAIRY LAND

A feature of yesterday’s birthday luncheon of the Outdoor Circle was the reading of a Hawaiian poem, written by Mrs. Mary Jane Kulani F. Montana [Montano], author of the verses of “The Old Plantation,” and dedicated to the Circle. The original verses and an English translation were read by Mrs. Webb. These were:

HONOLULU AINA KUPUA.

I.

I ka puu wau o Manoa,
I ka wai ola a Kanaloa,
E kilohi i ka nani punono
O Honolulu Aina Kupua.
Ua nani mai ka uka a ke kai
He mele aloha i ana ka puuwai,
Me he ala e i mai ana,
Honolulu Aina Kupua.

II.

Ua kini a lau na pua,
Kumoana la i kanahele,
Kanahele ohai pua ala,
I kanu ia e na lima aulii.
Aloha i ke oho o ka niu,
I ka holu nape i ke ehu kai,
Me he ala e i aku ana,
Honolulu Aina Kupua. Continue reading

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Albert Nahale-a entertains patients at Puumaile Hospital, 1945.

Celebration

In the afternoon of Sunday, June 3, the Hula Studio of Albert Nahale-a [Pa Hula a Albert Nahale-a] arrived at the Puumaile Hospital to entertain the patients at that home.

It was heard that a Hula Studio would come to entertain the patients, and it was questioned, who was coming down, and in the afternoon of Saturday it was clear, the Hula Studio that was coming down.

A little before the clock struck 3:00 P. M., the bell to rise rang. The people got up and made ready for the arrival of the Hula Studio. Nahale-a’s people arrived, and a little bit after 3:00 P. M. the emcee announced that they were ready to start the activities. Continue reading

Outdoor Circle Honors Cherilla A. Lowrey, 1919.

THIS IS THE MARBLE SCULPTURE THAT WAS UNVEILED THIS TUESDAY, A MEMORIAL PUT UP BY THE PEOPLE OF HONOLULU NEI TO COMMEMORATE THE TRULY MAJESTIC AND OUTSTANDING WORKS DONE BY MRS. CHERILLA A. LOWREY IN HER EFFORTS TO INCREASE THE BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE OF HONOLULU NEI. THIS IS A GIFT OF THE OUTDOOR CIRCLE, THE ORGANIZATION THAT WAS PRESIDED OVER BY MRS. CHERILLA A. LOWREY FOR MANY YEARS.

THAT FINE LADY OF HONOLULU NEI IS MEMORIALIZED.

Because of her many good works, the works that cannot be forgotten by a great portion of the citizens of this town, a memorial was built for Mrs. Cherilla A. Lowrey, by the Outdoor Circle of Honolulu and friends, and on the past Tuesday the memorial was unveiled before a large number of visitors who arrived, before the Mission Memorial Hall. Continue reading

The Lei Ilima Glee Club, 1919.

THE MEETING OF THE MUSICAL GROUP LEI ILIMA GLEE CLUB

To my dear torch of light, Solomon Hanohano, Esq., Aloha nui oe:—Please, patient captain, put the names of these officers in the Kuokoa Newspaper, the light that remains unextinguished in the Kauaula winds: Continue reading

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole and the Ahahui Kamehameha, 1922.

THE HEAVENLY ONE, CHIEF JONAH KUHIO KALANIANAOLE AND THE AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA.

With the departing of this life by the Heavenly One, Alii Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole as his spirit glided off to the world of eternal rest, he left behind monuments for the Hawaiian lahui to remember for many years to come.

During his lifetime, over the many years gone by, his good and upright character was always seen through the works that he carried out for the good of all. It is something familiar to all that knew him.

One of the monuments he left behind is the Ahahui Kamehameha. Continue reading

Mrs. Keanookalani Miriama Dudoit passes on, 1916.

My Dearly Beloved Wife Has Gone

At 9:30 p. m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 1916, my dearly beloved wife left me and the family. My dearly beloved wife had an open heart for all who visited her home, she was patient, and lived honorably. She was a woman who had aloha for her husband and family.

She was a pastor for the Hoomana Naauao church, the faith that she labored for at all times; and the first president of the Kalama Society [Ahahui Kalama] established in the year 1907, and she rose to honorary president until she left the Society of which she constantly lauded everyday, and according to what my dearly beloved said to me, “When I die, my Society will honor my funeral, and the funeral over the remains of my dearly beloved was held at the mortuary of M. E. Silva at 3:15 p. m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. The Kalama Society did not march in the funerary procession of my dear wife. Auwe for those without aloha and of their cruelty. Continue reading