Timoteo Haalilio in the words of William Richards, 1845.

Haalilio was born in 1808, at Koolau, Oahu. His parents were of respectable rank, and much esteemed. His father died while he was quite young, and his widowed mother subsequently married the Governor of Molokai, an island dependent on the Governor of Maui. After his death, she retained the authority of the island, and acted as Governess for the period of some fifteen years. Continue reading

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Independence Day, 1893.

Ka la nui kamahao, 1893.

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La Kuokoa Song.

E Hawaii e, E Hawaii e
E Hui hauoli pu kakou
Ma keia La nui kamahao
La Kuokoa nou e ka Lahui.

Hui:

La Kuokoa nou e Hawaii
La hauoli no ka Lahui
E ka I, e ka Mahi, me ka Palena
Hui hauoli nui ae kakou.

E Hawaii e, E Hawaii e
Nou keia la me ka ilihia
Na kualono ou e hooho mai
Na kula uli e hauoli pu.

E Hawaii e, E Hawaii e
E Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono
Na na Mana Lani e kakoo mai
I kou Kuokoa a mau loa.

Haku ia e

S. K. Kaunamano.

Makapala, Hamakua, Dekemaba 18, 1893.

[Independence Day Song

O Hawaii, O Hawaii
Let us unite in happiness
On this great wonderful day
Independence Day for you, O Lahui.

Chorus:

Your Independence Day, O Hawaii
Joyous day for the Lahui
O I…

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“Alika” variant, 1898.

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ALIKA SONG.

1st

Ma ke kai Melemele

Ke kowa a o Berina

O ka hale lau Pama

A o make i ke kula.

Hui: Aia i Alika

E ka ihu o ka moku

Ua hao a paihi

Na pe’a i ka makani

Ke liuliu nei

Na kaula likini

Alualu ole iho

Ka pe’a i ka makani.

2nd

A oi kau aku

Ka newa i ko piko

Kaa e ka huila

Niniu i ka makani.

[Here is a variant of a mele still popular to this day! I wonder if it was sung to the same tune as we hear it sung now…]

(Loea Kalaiaina, 1/31/1898, p. 1)

ALIKA SONG

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More “Alika”! 1893.

ALIKA!

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ALIKA.

Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku,

Ua hao a paihi ka pe’a i na kia

Ke liolio nei na kaula polena

Alualu ole iho i ka pa a ka makani

Ke kau ae nei ka ihu i Makao

Ke iho ae nei e komo i Alika

Ma ke kai melemele ke kowa o Berina

Nani wale ka ikena, na pua i Kalona

I noho i ka iu, ka piko i Himele

Ka hale pama hoomaka i ke kuia.

Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku,

Nana i alakai kuhikuhi pololei

Ke ala pololei e ike ai oe

Ka loa o ka moana, ka piko o ka honua

Paa mai [?] o wakea, kaohi i ka mole

O ka mole o lehua, oa [?] o Kanaloa

A he hoa o you no ka la lealea

Enemi mai loko, pii e ka inaina

Ukiuki ae au…

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Importance of newspapers, 1857.

Who is the enemy of the people?

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Newspapers of Foreign Lands.

Newspapers are published a lot these days. The millions of Newspapers of Britain, France and America which are printed each week have not been all counted. Newspapers are not like actual books. Books cover but a single subject, while newspapers cover all news, every new endeavor, and every new idea, with nothing left out. Good things and bad things are published in the newspapers; proper conjectures and improper ones; angry thoughts and loving thoughts; good deeds and evil deeds. From all parts of the world, letters are written telling of the activities of those places. If a ship runs aground and is smashed, that is put into the newspaper. If a person falls and dies, it is heard of in the newspapers. If someone is killed, that is also published. If two nations are warring, all the activity of the war is published. It is important…

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