Might this be the reason the song “Palisa” was written? 1908.

SELECTED FILMS FOR THE SETTLEMENT

Messrs. C. G. Bockus, Gerrit Wilder and C. S. Crane, the committee named to select and purchase moving-picture film for the machine shortly to be taken to the Molokai Settlement, watched R. K. Bonine exhibit a mile or so of views and stunts submitted to them for sale. Mr. Bonine had put his machine and his skill at the service of the committee, and the tests of the various films were made in his studio. There were several persons to watch in addition to the committeemen, including Superintendent Jack McVeigh of the Settlement and A. Gartley, and the various pictures were criticized as to their particular merits for the desired use. Continue reading

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

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

QUEEN LILIUOKALANI PRESENTING NEW COLORS TO THE HONOLULU BOY SCOUTS.

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.

QUEEN LILIUOKALANI PRESENTS BEAUTIFUL FLAG TO BOY SCOUTS

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

Kaiulani School celebrates Princess Kaiulani’s birthday in 1914.

Birthday of Princess Kaiulani Remembered.

Eleven-hundred and eighty-five students from six through eighteen years in age, both boys and girls of all ethnicities under the sun, celebrated the birthday of the Princess who has passed, Kaiulani, at Kaiulani School on this past Friday. The school grounds were teeming with children and parents; this celebration was not the first, but is done every year by this school; and if the young Princess were still alive, the one for whom this school is called, she would be thirty-nine years old. This is the school with the biggest enrollment in the Territory.

A program of the events of the day was prepared, and due to the small hall, some of the performances were done twice or three times before the same audience.

One of the greatest things seen in this program was the reading of a mele for Kaiulani that was composed by the present school superintendent, Henry Walworth [Walsworth] Kinney. Mr. Kinney was a news writer for one of the papers of Honolulu fifteen years ago; he was also present at the school during the festivities prepared for the day; and when Helen Duncan began to read this mele, everyone was astounded at this mele which was composed with great skill, for this mele was forgotten, but when they heard it being read again, immediately thoughts of aloha welled within them for the young princess who died.

There was a large, life-like portrait of Princess Kaiulani on a wall, which was adorned with lei of ilima and maile, while the children sang “Ka Lei o Kaiulani.” There were small speeches presented by Mr. Gerrit P. Wilder and Mrs. H. H. Webb about the life of the Princess.

Here below is the program of events:

Song—Ainahau—Mabel King on the piano.

Kaiulani—Reading……. Christian Arpe, J. Holt, Norman Alama, V. Kamakawiwoole, J. Ross, and L. Kaulukou.

Song—Lei o Kaiulani—Miss Stewart’s Class

Speeches—Gerrit P. Wilder and Mrs. H. H. Webb.

Kaiulani—Song composed by H. W. Kinney and read by Helen Duncan.

Kaiulani—Song composed by E. W. Wilcox and read by K. Rowland.

Stevenson—A story of the Princess of the Island read by Maria Prestige.

Song—Himeni, O! Hiamoe—Miss Lofquist’s Class.

Kaiulani School was built in 1889.

(Kuokoa, 10/23/1914, p. 4)

HOOMANAOIA KA LA HANAU O KE KAMALIIWAHINE KAIULANI

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 43, Aoao 4. Okatoba 23, 1914.