Sweet love song written a hundred years ago, 1914.

KUU PUA LEI AHIHI

Hanohano kuu Pua Lei Ahihi
Ua onaona i ke ano ahiahi
Moani ke ala i ke awakea
Lei kaomi kehau o ka uka iu
Eia mai au Lokeiliahi
I kui pu ia me ko aloha
Aloha ia home ku kilakila
Lohia i ka malu lau alani
O ke ani peahi me he ipo ala
Haupu ae au o oe ia
Alia oe e pulale mai
A iliwai like ko’u manao
Paaia ke aloha i ko Puuwai
A kau i ka hono o na kuahiwi
A ike oe ia’u i ka pae opua
Loaa ko lei anuenue
Ua like me ka onohi o ka la
Opuu pua i Halaaniani
Haina ka puana i loheia
Ke Ala Iliahi e moani nei

G. K. P.

[This mele was probably composed by Gulstan K. Poepoe, the owner and editor of the Holomua.]

(Holomua, 6/20/1914, p. 8)

KUU PUA LEI AHIHI

Ka Holomua, Buke I, Helu 40, Aoao 8. Iune 20, 1914.

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On the death of Beniamina Kaiminaauao Poepoe, and so much more, 1909.

BENIAMINA KAIMINAAUAO POEPOE HAS DEPARTED THIS LIFE.

In the afternoon of this Monday, July 11, the life of Beniamina Kaiminaauao Poepoe returned once more to He who first gave him to us in the year 1898. He was forty-one years old when he passed. He was born in Waipio, Hamakua, Hawaii, and that is his Aina where he was raised until he was older. He was fetched by their older brother [Joseph Mokuohai Poepoe], that being the current editor of this newspaper, to go live with him in North Kohala, Hawaii; and Beniamina lived with him while being instructed in the English Language. Later he came to Oahu nei. He lived in Laie and married a woman there. They had children, but only two of their daughters are still living. His wife passed to the other side first, and he was left with their daughters, and his older sibling, and his younger brother, Gulstan Kiliona Poepoe, one of the Owners of the News magazine, “Ka Lanakila,” which is now in publication. He was an Elder [Lunakahiko] of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [ka Ekalesia o Iesu Karisto o na Poe Hoano o na La Hope nei]. He was a candidate in the Labor Party [Aoao Limahana] for representative of the Fifth District, in the past year. His field of expertise is engineering.

And while he was working in that position on one of the water pumps of the Kahuku plantation, an accident befell him when he fell off from the pump house which he climbed on, and he broke the bones of his left leg. Continue reading

The magazine “Ke Au Hou.” 1912.

[Found under, “Local News”]

We have heard that the Book, “Ke Au Hou,” will be taken over by some Republicans and its name will change to “Ka Holomua.” Perhaps that is just gossip here in Honolulu: groaning this way and that.

[See Papakilo Database for online issues: “Ke Au Hou” and “Hawaii Holomua”. I am not sure what changes were made with the name change, but the heads of the paper seem to stay the same: John H. Wise, Gulstan K. Poepoe, and Daniel K. Hoolapa…

These publications are more like literary magazines than newspapers. There are many more extant issues of “Hawaii Holomua” neither microfilmed nor available online to this day!]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 2/16/1912, p. 2)

Ua lohe mai makou...

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 7, Aoao 2. Feberuari 16, 1912.