Mele, translations, and pen names, 1915.

[Found under: “Big Island News”]

Miss Ella Paris of Kealakekua is credited with translating fifty-eight of the hymns in the “Leo Hoonani,” the Hawaiian church hymnal. Miss Paris has been modestly hiding her identity under the pen name of “Hualalai.”

[Although this pen name seems to be widely known, it is often difficult to ascertain the identities of people who use pen names. Every so often there are articles like this in the newspapers (and elsewhere)!]

(Hawaiian Gazette, 7/16/1915, p. 8)

Miss Ella Paris...

Hawaiian Gazette. Volume VIII, Number 57, Page 8. July 16, 1915.

One more story from Kalaupapa, 1906.

QUARTERLY HOIKE OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OF “KANAANA HOU.”

Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Honolulu, T. H.

Please insert the activities of the Hoike of the Sunday School of Kanaana Hou, at 9:30 a. m. the activities began, led by L. M. Painamu, assistant Kahu of the Sunday School.

Group Hymn, 36 L. H.;¹ prayer by Rev. D. Kaai; group hymn, 39 L. H.

Hoike of the Men’s Class, led by W. Paoa; speech by Mrs. Lono Lee Shu; hymn 193 L. H., led by Youth; women’s class, led by

J. Kiaaina; speech, Elia Kaaihue; hymn 126 L. H., led by the Youth; Ahahui H. K.² class, led by Mrs. A. Unea; hymn 126 L. H., led by the Youths (f).

Donations from the Sunday School, led by J. K. Keliihuli, $13.65; hymn 191 L. H., led by the women; Youth (m) class, led by J. K. Waiamau; speech, William Notley; hymn 20, L. H., led by the Aha H. K.; youth (f) class, led by J. K. Keliikuli; hymn 88, L. H., led by the men.

Messages of encouragement—J. K. Waiamau, J. K. Keliikuli, S. K. Kaunamano, of the parochial class, led by Kahu Rev. D. Kaai with this class for the entire congregation. Closing Hymn, 30 L. H.; closing prayer, Rev. D. Kaai.

May it please you that the number of students at this hoike were 44: 7 men, 14 women, 11 boys, 12 girls, and 58 visitors, for a total of 102. The exercise went well, and they were filled with joy for Christ, and it was carried out peacefully.

With appreciation,

NAIHE KALA.

¹”L. H.” most likely is an abbreviation of the hymnal just published in 1902 by the Hawaiian Evangelical Association, “Leo Hoonani”.

²”Aha H. K.” is short for “Ahahui Hooikaika Karistiano,” which is the “Christian Endeavor Society,” also seen as “C. E.”.

[Many of the names that were mentioned tonight at the talk put on at Native Books appear in this report!]

(Kuokoa, 10/19/1906, p. 6)

HOIKE HAPAHA O KE KULA SABATI O "KANAANA HOU."

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV,Helu 42, Aoao 6. Okatoba 19, 1906.