Another Solomon Meheula passes on just three years earlier, 1922.


At 11:05 in the evening of this past Saturday, November 25, after being sick for a long time, Mr. Solomon Meheula gasped his last breath at his home, and he left in Puna his friends and fellows remembering him and all of his fine works that will live on as a monument to him.

He was born over there in Waialua, on this island, on the 15th of June 1862, and now that he sleeps, he spent 60 winters and summers plus 5 months and 10 days.

His education was began at an Episcopal school in Waialua, and when he returned to live in Honolulu nei, he entered the Iolani School of this town, and after he became a teacher for that school. During this time he edited the Episcopal Hymnal in the press of the Episcopal Church, and it was under Mr. Meheula’s guidance that this great and valuable work was completed; he was an assistant to the Bishops Willis and Restarick in the Episcopal Church.

After Bishop Willis left Hawaii nei, he again became a school teacher, and his wife was the matron of the school, and the children of the school were under her care.

A number of years ago, he was one of those who ran for representative under the Democratic party, however, he was not elected. In 1907 he entered and began working at the police department as a secretary under the County Deputy Sheriff and thereafter with the city and county government. At that time, he became a teacher in a special Hawaiian-language class for the military school, the Honolulu Military Academy.

The late Solomon Meheula was one of the Hawaiians who was fluent in English, and he rearranged a number of story books into Hawaiian.

At 6 o’clock in the evening of this Monday, his remains were placed for the last visitation by his fellows and friends at the Silva Mortuary on Kukui Street and Nuuanu Avenue, and at 2 o’clock in the afternoon of this Tuesday, his funeral was held at the Episcopal church, St. Andrew, and at 3 o’clock his remains were carried to the Puea Cemetery.

(Kuokoa, 11/30/1922, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 48, Aoao 1. Novemaba 30, 1922.

Sun Yat Sen arrives, 1903.

Doctor Sun Yet Sen [Sun Yat Sen].

With the arrival of the steamship Siberia this past Monday from the ports of the East, Doctor Sun Yat Sen arrived in Honolulu, the Chinese man who is shaking the hereditary throne of the Empress Dowager of China, and the one who is feared by those  loyal to the throne all over China [aina pua].

He came quietly; it was not known that he was coming, and here he is staying with a friend. He came from Yokohama, Japan, where he was living for a long time to plan an uprising in China.

He is a young man educated in Hawaii nei at the College of Iolani, and he is a cousin of S. Ahmi, that wealthy Chinese man of Maui. He will perhaps be here for three months in Hawaii, and he will maybe spend some time with his cousin in Maui.

Sun Yat Sen is a young Chinese educated in Hawaii, and from here, he moved to England to study medicine. He travelled around the world, and after seeing the different governments of the world, he realized that here are the Chinese at the rear of progress in this age of enlightenment.

Because of this, within him grew the thought to return to China to start to educate the Chinese in things of progress, however, the government resisted. Therefore, there grew a struggle between the government and the people who want the nation of China to move forward and be equal to the other countries of the world; and this resulted in the start of a revolution.

In the month of September 1900, Sun Yat Sen took the leadership of young Chinese in starting a revolutionary war against the government. The Manchu [Manaku] of China. When he began the uprising, it was found that he only had 600 soldiers under his leadership for this revolution against the government with a population of four hundred million people

He decided to create a Republic in China, and this was his first act. 4,000 soldiers were sent to fight against him, and in the beginning, he was winning. However, because the inciting of uprisings in other places in China did not go well, the government soldiers were not dispersed, and so they came down in force upon Doctor Sun. He was crushed and some of his fellow leaders were captured and beheaded.

He fled from China after being routed, however, this did not end his efforts to incite a revolution to crush the government which holds the Chinese people in stupidity.

This name of Sun Yat Sen is feared by the royalty of China, and therefore, they proclaimed that a great sum of money will be given to the person who brings the head of that person who they fear before the throne of the Empress Dowager of China.

He is putting effort into raising substantial funds to start a new revolution in China.

These days, Sun Yat Sen is famous all over the world, and he is called the “Morning Star of the Progressive Era of China.”

(Kuokoa, 10/16/1903, p. 8)

Kauka Sun Yet Sen.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLI, Helu 42, Aoao 8. Okatoba 16, 1903.

Bishop Alfred Willis Leaves for Tonga, 1902.


Bishop Alfred E. Willis is leaving Hawaii, and not returning, aboard the steamship Ventura on the 28th of this month for Tutuila, Samoa, and from there for the island of Tonga, where he intends to take up the work of his church. Last Saturday he closed the doors of Iolani School, one of the very well known schools of this town in days gone by,  and it was established by this bishop for the advancement of the native children of this land. For his good works, there were many people gave their expressions of aloha and precious gifts to him when they heard that he will forever leave this land that he became a local to.

The population of the people of this island on which the bishop is intending to go teach the word of Christ to is 20,000; and with this number, 100 are haole. And should this trek to this island does not go well, he will continue on to New Zealand where he will put down roots.

(Aloha Aina, 5/24/1902, p. 4)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 21, Aoao 4. Mei 24, 1902.