Duke Kahanamoku Off to Hollywood, 1936.

Kahanamoku Asks to Go to the Land of the Haole

Duke Kahanamoku [Kuke Kahanamoku] submitted his request to the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai] to allow him to go with John Ford [Keoni Ford], a director [lunanui] of a movie company in Hollywood, to the land of the haole and to take a leave until the 7th of January of next year.

During his leave from his office, Charles H. Rose [Kale H. Rose] will take care of all of his duties.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 11/19/1936, p. 3)

Noi O Kahanamoku E Holo I Ka Aina Haole

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 9, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Novemaba 19, 1936.

Secret Societies in Hawaii, 1914.

The Representatives of the Secret Societies Off To San Francisco

From the left to right—William Beers, Charles H. Rose, H. Pereira. On the second line below, from the left, John E. Garcia, E. J. Rego, Gaspar Silva. On the very bottom, James K. Kaulia.

Aboard the steamship Manoa leaving this port for the Golden Gate of San Francisco, rode some representatives of secret societies [hui malu] of Hawaii to join with other secret societies of the Pacific in their biennial meeting being held on the twelveth of this May, spending three days in meetings with these societies before their activities are let out.

The representatives of hundreds of secret societies will attend this great meeting, and at the conclusion of the annual men’s gathering, then the women will hold their meeting for they have established societies on the same foundation as the men.

The representatives from the various secret societies of Hawaii nei headed for this huge gathering in San Francisco are:

From the secret society of Court Camoes, H. Pereira and E. J. Rego. From the secret society Court Lunalilo, C. H. Rose and James Kaulia. From the secret society Court Maunakea, W. H. Beers and B. F. Shoen. From the secret society Court Valley Island, J. E. Garcia.

The representatives meeting at the women’s gathering are: Gaspar Silva, Mrs. Silva, and H. Pereira from the Camoes; and Miss D. M. Osorio and B. F. Shoen from the secret society of Maunakea.

The secret society representatives from Honolulu will be travelling to the Golden Gate in three trips; this Tuesday, some of them, Charles H. Rose, James K. Kaulia, H. Pereira, E. J. Rego, and John Garcia, boarded the steamship Manoa.

Tomorrow, the second of this month, Gaspar Silva and Mrs. Silva will board the Mongolia; and on the Matsonia of The sixth, W. H. Beers, Miss M. Osorio, and B. F. Shoen will leave, and it is from Hilo that they will board that steamship.

When all of the representatives reach San Fransico, they will come under the care of a committee set aside for that purpose, and there are people there who are kamaaina of Honolulu who await happily to see these keiki of the Territory.

[These all fall under the Ancient Order of Foresters.]

(Kuokoa, 5/1/1914, p. 1)

Na Elele o na Hui Malu no Kapalakiko

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 18, Aoao 1. Mei 1, 1914.

Kuhio and the Hawaiian Civic Clubs. 1918.


Hawaiians Gathered at the Young Hotel at the Invitation of Prince Kalanianaole


Desired that Hawaiians Stand Together as a People

On the sixth floor of the Young Hotel, at noon this past Tuesday, the Hawaiians of this town gathered for the first time, for a luncheon amid enthusiasm and joy, and this will be a regular thing, like the haole regularly meet at noon on Wednesdays.

This was a meeting organized by Prince Kalanianaole, and Hawaiians of good standing who live here in town were invited to attend, without attention being paid to political affiliation; it is true, many Hawaiians came, and the total number was about seventy-one; and being that this is just the beginning, it will be more full in the future, should this gathering at lunch become a regular thing.

At this meeting was Prince Kalanianaole, the chairman of this meeting and luncheon, and also Mayor Fern, Circuit Judge Heen, Rev. Akaiko Akana, Senators John H. Wise and Charles E. King, Representative Kumalae, Sheriff Charles H. Rose, and some other Hawaiian leaders of town; and everyone gathered there that afternoon seemed spirited to stand shoulder to shoulder, chest to chest, in all things; to lift this lahui from the low level to be equal with the other ethnicities in all aspects.

In order to move forward the agenda for which the Hawaiians gathered at that luncheon, Prince Kalanianaole explained that he greatly wished that the Hawaiian people would think as one, and as a means to that ends, he believes that meeting together in one place by holding regular luncheons of that sort, is where you’d discuss things and hear explanation from different people on all questions regarding the well-being of Hawaiians.

“The great problem seen amongst us, as a people,” according to him, is that we don’t cooperate; we all stand independently, and when we want good works to be done, it is very hard to accomplish for we lack unity and strength.

“Unifying ourselves, and listening to people talk about things that will benefit this lahui is very important for the perpetuation of the lahui; and as we gather regularly at meals of this sort, we will become familiar with each other, and we will hear ideas that should be carried out, and we will be seen as a lahui.”

Some time was spent by Prince Kalanianaole explaining the goals of that gathering while his speech was encouraged by applause, then he called up Circuit Judge Heen to give a few words of clarification before the crowd.

According to him, he was not prepared with a clear topic to talk about, however, he was in agreement with Prince Kalanianaole; all Hawaiians must stand together and work as one in all endeavors that will better themselves as a lahui.

J. Ordenstein, John H. Wise, Charles Achi, Jr., Fred Beckley, Charles E. King, Charles Dwight, Mayor Fern, and Rev. Akaiko Akana were called to explain their overall thoughts as to what is to be done to benefit Hawaiians from here forth.

Rev. Akaiko Akana shared his thoughts; when Hawaiians go back to their traditional occupations [?] and cherish their way of life, that is the only way Hawaiians will be blessed.

The big problem with this lahui, according to him, is the lack of knowledge and readiness to go into business for themselves and so too with being economical; when these important things are acquired by Hawaiians, they will be able to climb to a high level.

Mr. Wise and Mayor Fern were some who spoke of their ideas on the question of leasing a building [?], and their ideas were heard with much enthusiasm.

Before the meeting was adjourned, one idea was approved, to draft a constitution for a club, and to place it in the hands of a committee to lay out the foundation and mission that this association of Hawaiians would carry out.

(Kuokoa, 11/29/1918, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVI, Helu 48, Aoao 1. Novemaba 29, 1918.