Kamehameha Day preparations, 1916.

Please Give Your Help for Our Holiday

THE EVENTS FOR KAMEHAMEHA DAY ON THE COMING JUNE 11

At the discussion meeting held at the office of Edgar Henriques in the McCandless Brothers Building, chaired by Mayor John C. Lane of the executive committee and the secretary of that committee William E. Miles. The members who gathered for that meeting other than those named above were: Edgar Henriques, Jesse Uluihi, Mrs. H. H. Webb [Lahilahi Webb], Mrs. S. C. Dwight, Mrs. Abraham Fernandez, Louis Makanani and James K. Nakila.

The schedule prepared for the coming birthday of Kamehameha, that is Monday, the 12th of June, being that the 11th is a Sunday, is like this: Parade in the morning from Aala Park of the various Societies and the public. 8:30 a. m., under the direction of the Marshal of the day, Robert Waipa Parker, when reaching the government building where the statue of Kamehameha stands, the procession will surround the statue with each tossing flowers by the statue, and everyone in the parade should please have a bouquet of flowers in their hands.

Those that stand near the Kamehameha statue will be the Hale o na Alii Association with the war god of Kamehameha, Kukailimoku; from there the procession will go on to the palace grounds [palii] for short speeches given that morning, but the speakers have not been chosen as of yet. It was left for the chairman of the executive committee to decide, that being Mayor John C. Lane, and the names of the speakers will be announced at the appropriate time. Continue reading

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Kuhio’s “Four Horsemen,” a translation from the time! 1939.

The Four Horsemen

The above picture was taken at Honolulu a few years before the passage of the Rehabilitation Law. There were four of these Hawaiians, and a few days after the return of the Delegate Prince Kuhio from Washington, assembled at Pualeilani at Waikiki to discuss the subject “Rehabilitation of the Hawaiians and after that discussion, these men went to town and had their picture taken at the William’s Gallery on Fort Street, as it was the Prince’s wish, so that he can show to his fellow congressmen at Washington his backers that brought up this important matter for rehabilitating its people, known to be decreasing, during the session of the Hawaii legislature, if the measure is allowed by congress. They are sitting. Prince Kuhio, standing, from left to right, Rev. S. L. Desha, Sr., John C. Lane and H. L. Holstein.

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Kuhio’s accomplishments did not come single-handedly, 1939.

Na “Poe Kaulio” Eha

Ka moolelo o keia kii i paiia ma Honolulu he mau makahiki mamua o ka hooholo ia ana o ke Kanawai Hoopulapula. He eha (4) keia poe Hawaii a he mau la mahope o ka hoi ana mai o ka Elele Alii Kuhio mai Wakinekona, i akoakoa ai keia poe ma Pualeilani ma Waikiki no ke kuka ana i ke kumuhana “Hoopulapula o na Hawaii” a mahope oia kukakuka ana i hele ai keia poe i ke kaona e paiia ke kii ma ka hale pa’i o Wiliama ma alanui Papu, oiai ua makemake ka Elele Alii e loaa ona kii e hiki ai iaia ke hoikeike i kona mau hoa ahaolelo ma Wakinekona, i kona mau pukaua na lakou e hapai i keia kumuhana ano nui no ka hoopulapula i kona lahui i ikeia ko lakou emi, i ka wa e noho ai ka ahaolelo ma Hawaii, ke ae ia mai keia kumuhana e ka ahaolelo lahui.

He elua makahaiki mamua o ka hooholo ia ana o ke kanawai Hoopulapula i kuka ia ai ke kumuhana Hoopulapula o na Hawaii e keia poe, mahope mai i komo mai ai na hoaalohae a’e, o Keoni Waika, Noa Aluli, Akaiko Akana, Emila Mula, loio Amerika Breckons, ame na hoa aloha e a’e, a hoolala ia ka bila kanawai i hookomo ia iloko o ka Senate e Jno Wise (Keoni Waika) kakoo ia e Desha (Kiwini) ame Jno Lane (Keoni Lane) a i ka komo ana i ka Hale, na ka hooponopono noeau a ka lunahoomalu Linekona Holstein oiai oia i alakai ai ka Hale i lilo ai ke kanawai a ke Alii Kuhio i kanawai, a hoaponoia e ka ahaolelo lahui ma Wakinekona. I ka makahiki 1921 i holo ai keia kumuhana i ka ahaolelo o Hawaii a i ka 1919 i pai ia ai keia kii. He mea moolelo mau ia e Kuhio, o keia poe ekolu i hoike ia ma keia kii, o kona aha kuhina (cabinet) ia, a he oiaio ua ku pu keia poe mahope o ka Elele Alii a hala wale no oia i ka makahiki 1922. O ka mea apiki, o keia poe kuhina a Kuhio, hookahi i ukali mahope o ke Alii, a koe elua e ola mai nei, ua 74 kekahi oia o Linekona e noho mai nei i Maui a ua poo hina keokeo ka lauoha o John Lane e noho mai nei i Honolulu, aole hookahi o lakou i ai i ka luhi a ke Alii i imi ai no kona lahui, he poe okoa wale no kei pomaikai me na dala mahuahua o ka mahina, na ha’i i luhi a he poe okoa kei ohi i na pomaikai, he olelo pinepine keia a Kiwini a he moolelo no kana e hoopilipili mau ai ke haiolelo, no keia luhi ana o keia aha kuhina a Kuhio. He kii poina ole keia a Kuhio ame kona aha kuhina.

[See the following post for an English translation done in the following issue of The Star of Hawaii!]

See here for a much clearer image from the Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection!!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/26/1939, p. 1)

Na "Poe Kaulio" Eha

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIII, Number 52, Aoao 1. Apelila 26, 1939.

More on officers of Ahahui Kamehameha, 1923.

JOHN C. LANE THE HEAD OF THE AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA

After waiting a whole year after the death of Prince Kalanianaole, the Aliiaimoku of the Ahahui Kamehameha [Royal Order of Kamehameha], John C. Lane was chosen the replacement to fill his hole, so that he is the present head of the Ahahui Kamehameha until his replacement is elected sometime in the future when the officers are chosen.

John C. Lake was chosen aliiaimoku on the 29th of January, and in other words, he is the head of all of the chapters who are members of the Ahahui Kamehameha.

In that meeting that was held, it was decided that the organization would hold regularly every year, a day of remembrance for Prince Kalanianaole, the one who organized and established the Ahahui Kamehameha from when he was very young until it became the hugest of all Hawaiian organizations.

On this year, the 25th of March will be the day that the Ahahui Kamehameha will remember Prince Kalanianaole, by holding a prayer gathering at Kawaiahao Church, and invitations were sent to the other Hawaiian organizations of this town to join along in this gathering of remembrance.

For that meeting of remembrance, it is hoped that all the Hawaiian organizations will wear their uniforms, and in the afternoon of that day, the Ahahui Kamehameha will hold a party with all of the officers in attendance, and they will all eat as one of the foods prepared.

Up until this time, the main islands of Hawaii nei have all established their own chapters; Maui was the last island to join as a chapter in this organization, this past December.

To increase the membership of the Ahahui Kamehameha, it will be the duty of the members of this organization to search out and find new members here forth, with no confusion as to the number of new members that are to join.

The Ahahui Kamehameha on Kauai is the Ahahui Kaumualii, with its membership reaching about 200, and A. G. Kaulukou is the Mamoalii.

The organization on Hawaii Island is called Ahahui Mamalahoa, and William H. Beers is the Mamoalii.

The Ahahui Hawaii is the name of the organization here on Oahu, and B. N. Kahalepuna is the Mamoalii, with its membership of 250.

The Ahahui and their Officers

Here below are the officers of the Ahahui Kamehameha (Oahu):

1. Aliiaimoku, Prince Jonah K. Kalanianaole (deceased).

2. Alii, Dr. George H. Huddy. 3.

Officers of the Ahahui Kamehameha.

B. N. Kahalepuna, Mamo Alii; James H. Boyd (deceased). 4. Alii, Abraham Fernandez (deceased).

5. Alii, Charles H. Rose; 6. Alii, Carlos A. Long; 7. Alii, George E. Smithies (deceased); 8. Alii, Nagaram Fernandez (deceased).

9. Alii, James L. Holt; 10. Alii, David Kanuha; 11. Alii, Charles L. Oio; 12. Alii, John K. Kamanoulu.

13. Aliiaimoku, John C. Lane (replacement for Prince Kalanianaole); 14. Alii, Moreno K. Hulu; 15. Alii, Joseph K. Kanepuu (deceased); 16. Alii, William Chung Hoon.

17. Hope Aliiaimoku, William Chung Hoon, Jr.; 18. Alii, Edward K. Wongham; 19. Alii, Andrew I. Bright; 20. Alii, David K. Hoapili, Sr.

21. Alii, Eli J. Crawford; 22. Alii, Reuben Kinney; 23. Alii, Henry H. Williams.

24. Alii, Stephen L. Desha, Sr.; 25. Alii, George L. Desha, Sr.; 26. Alii, Samuel K. Pua.

The Ahahui Kaumualii.

27. Alii, J. Mahiai Kaneakua; 28. Alii, Nicholas K. Hoopii.

J. K. Mokumaia, Kaukaualii; William Punohu, Laualii; Edward K. Kea, Kakaolelo; William Chung Hoon, Jr., Kuauhau; Edward K. Wongham, Aipuupuu.

Oscar P. Cox, Kahuna; Joseph H. Akina, Kuhikuhipuuone; Henry Kelii, Pukaua Nui.

Samuel K. Kakelaka, Pukaua Iki; Samuel Manu, Kiai Loko; Samuel M. Williams, Kiai Waho.

Board of Trustees—William Ahia, Henry H. Williams, J. R. Desha.

Ahahui Mamalahoa.

This chapter of the Ahahui Kamehameha was established on April 18, 1907, and these are the officers:

William H. Beers, Mamo Alii; Stephen L. Desha, Sr., George L. Desha, Sr., and Samuel K. Pua.

Ahahui Kaumualii.

This chapter of the Ahahui Kamehameha was established in December 1918, and these are the officers:

A. G. Kaulukou, Mamo Alii; John Hano, Kaukaualii; I. K. Kaauwai, Sr., Laualii.

S. K. Kaahu, Kakaolelo; Henry Blake, Kuauhau; W. O. Crowell, Aipuupuu; H. W. Waiau, Kahuna.

Samuel Keliinoi, Kuhikuhipuuone; John Naleimaile, Pukaua Nui; E. C. Lovell, Pukaua Iki; F. W. Akana [?], Kiai Loko; David Pele, Kiai Waho.

The Alii:—J. Mahiai Kaneakua, Nicholas K. Hoopi.

Ahahui Kahekili.

In the month of December, on the 2nd, of 1922, recently past, this chapter was established, and the officers are:

W. E. Bal, Sr., Kaukaualii; Clem Crowell, Laualii; Frang K. Kalua, Kakaolelo; C. F. N. Rose, Kuauhau; Charles Wilcox, Aipuupuu; Stephen Lake, Kahuna; William Hoopii, Kuhikuhipuuone; George Kauwenaole, Pukaua Nui.

J. Hiona, Pukaua Iki; M. Ross, Kiai Loko; W. Cockett, Kiai Waho.

Executive Committee—S. E. Kalama, Guy Goodness, W. F. Kaae.

[Does anyone know if the name of the member of the Ahahui Kaumualii is “F. W. Akana”? It is hard to read from the image online…]

(Kuokoa, 2/15/1923, p. 3)

O JOHN C. LAKE KE POO O KA AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXII, Helu 7, Aoao 3. Feberuari 15, 1923.

Early Consolidated Amusement and movies on Sundays, 1915.

ASKED FOR APPROVAL TO SHOW MOVIES.

Being that a law was passed in this past legislative session giving the responsibility to the board of supervisors of each county to make laws to approve showing movies on the Sabbath; the Consolidated Amusement Company put a request before the board of supervisors of the City and County of Honolulu at the meeting of that board on this past Tuesday night, to ask for approval to show movies on Sundays.

But the request by that company was placed in the hands of a committee to consider, and to give its findings at the next meeting of the board; however Supervisor Arnold made his opinion clear that the only means by which those sorts of requests will be approved is by making an announcement of the law for which the board will spend much time holding meetings, before it is clear whether or not a law of that kind will pass or not.

From what is understood, Mayor Lane opposes the approval of movies being shown on Sunday, but some of the board members do not disapprove, but they believe that it is more important to give to the public all things that will make them happy on Sundays.

[Consolidated was entertaining Hawaii before 1917? That classic movie trailer we all are familiar with: Consolidated Amusement.]

(Kuokoa, 5/14/1915, p. 5)

NOI E AE IA MAI E HOIKE I KE KIIONIONI.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIII, Helu 20, Aoao 5. Mei 14, 1915.