Liliuokalani Educational Society! 1890.

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All member of the Second Division of the Liliuokalani Educational Society are desired to gather at Washington Place [Wakinekona Hale] on the 3rd of April, Continue reading

Words of praise for C. R. Bishop on today, his birthday, 1896.

MEMORIALS.

….¹

There are many kinds of memorials [kia hoomanao] to remember people by. A person is remembered for his deeds, in memorials built as pillars and monuments, in reminiscences, and preserved in the hearts of the many. Famous deeds of people are remembered with aloha for the good, and with scorn for the bad.

Queen Liliuokalani’s beloved efforts stand today as the Hui Hoonaauao i na Opio [Liliuokalani Educational Society].

The epitome of great deeds of these past days was done by a haole who lived here as a malihini and married one of the Princesses amongst the royal youth. Charles R. Bishop built the Kamehameha Schools, the memorial for his wife, the Alii Pauahi Bishop; and by this act of commemoration, a memorial now stands for all of the Kamehamehas, and it is impossible to forget their name.

 In the days when this haole friend was living here in Hawaii, he was often criticized for his stinginess and defiance by Hawaiian and haole alike, but he paid no care to this criticism. He continued with his work, ate healthily, [illegible digital image], until he was a rich man; but in all the criticism for him, there is no way that it could be said that he was a scoundrel or that he cheated someone; and this says a lot for his uprighteousness.

Likewise with his charity work, he acted with maturity and kindness without end in his steadfast support for the benefit of this lahui. In giving, he was not frivolous in his giving, but gave wisely. He donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Punahou College and to the Kamehameha Schools, from his own estate and from that of his wife’s; and from his own, also benefited were the Boarding School for  Boys and Girls. How wondrous is God in his passing down the great entire wealth of the Kamehamehas from one to another until it all came down to Keelikolani and then to Pauahi, the grandchildren of the first born of Kamehameha Nai Aupuni; and it was the last of the two, the one most knowledgeable of them all, as measured by their final deeds, which she created with her husband as a memorial for all of the Kamehamehas. This man was of a great mind in his carrying out meticulously this work which he and his wife discussed between themselves, without misappropriating a single parcel of land included in the estate of his wife, but instead he was conscientious and included his own estate. When put together with all the other beloved deeds by everyone in Hawaii nei, this is measured as the most wise of them all, the height and breadth of its foundation will go on and bear forth much benefits for this lahui. There is but yet one thing to complete and to perfect the building of this memorial to the Kamehamehas, that being the righteousness of God’s words, the basis upon which the good and the blessings of the lahui will continue.

But Bishop’s help for our people is not done in his continued assistance to the memorial to the Kamehamehas and their foster children [keiki hookama] in the covenant of marriage of Charles R. Bishop.

¹The first paragraph was left out because it was somewhat irrelevant to this particular post, and was commentary on J. Kekipi and the Christian Science [Hoomana Karistiano Naauao] faith.

(Oiaio, 2/21/1896, p. 2)

NA KIA HOOMANAO.

Ka Oiaio Puka La, Buke I, Helu 37, Aoao 2. Feberuari 21, 1896.

More on Liliuokalani and her support of education. 1895.

HYPOCRITICAL REMEMBRANCE.

The celebrating and remembering of the birthday of someone is not a bad thing, or something to criticize. And this applies when the person whose birthday that is being remembered has died, it is a good thing, should that person have done a famous deed or left an important legacy for her trustees to carry out, like the Alii, Pauahi-a-Paki.

We are not opposing the remembrance of her trustees and the heads of the Kamehameha Schools, like what was done this past Thursday, on the birthday of this Alii of this land, who showed her true aloha for her lahui by leaving her great estate for the good and welfare of the new generations of her own people, so that the their thoughts and actions are bettered. We do however oppose and criticize the attempt to deify, and it is almost to the point where the missionaries and teachers of those places of learning are making her, the deceased Alii, into a god [akua? ahua?] to be worshiped. In the presentations on that day mentioned, the girls performed before a huge audience of all sorts of people who attended, where they all knelt before an image of the Alii, and thereafter placed lei and flowers upon that picture. This is not a good lesson for the children.

Pauahi has died, she has gone, she is no more in body, but she still lives through her glorious deeds, perhaps the greatest amongst the Hawaiian Chiefs who left on the “Dark Path of Kane”. It is for her trustees and her representatives that were empowered in her will, which the Supreme Court will fill should there be a vacancy amongst those people, they are they ones carrying out these remembrances without her knowledge of what is being done, and that is why we call it—a hypocritical remembrance.

For here is the Queen, still living, and she is not honored by those missionaries for her good works that are exemplary for the benefit of her people, before and since her ascending the throne. She took up the Liliuokalani Educational Society, with its two divisions, and greatly assisted its funds from her own earnings and property. There were many girls who received an education because of this society, and the girls’ school of Kawaiahao, that grounds of learning of the missionaries, saw benefits, and this cannot be denied in the least.

She is sill living and has followed through on her good works which were established under her very own leadership, not by other like with the late Pauahi. And yet these haughty missionaries of her days don’t at all remember her great deeds which show her true aloha for her lahui while she is alive and not after her death. Aye, she is still living, and we see the fruits of her good labors, and perhaps she mistakenly put her faith in her weak fellow lahui for whom she felt much aloha, and she fell from her position on high; and now she sees clearly those who are steadfastly loyal to her and those who are traitorous, abusive, and speak badly about her.

The missionaries themselves are the true witnesses to her good deeds. They have no words for Pauahi, hers were seen before. They go to her [Liliuokalani] and ask for money from her, and they are not given just a trifle, but they are given great amounts. And yet, those people do not think a bit of her, or thank her, not at all; they instead abuse and fling and besmear her with filth, in return for the good that was done, and given to, and received by them. This is a time to tell tales, to rouse, ask for rudely, to beg, to abuse, to curse, to insult, and that list goes on and on, just filled with indolence.

[How sad that even today, her namesake, Queen Lydia Liliuokalani Elementary School has been shut down. Today there was a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the school on the grounds of Liliuokalani Elementary School! Let us remember her always along with her great love for her people!]

(Makaainana, 12/23/1895, pp. 4 & 5.)

HOOMANAO HOOKAMAEMAE.

Ka Makaainana, Buke IV----Ano Hou., Helu 26, Aoao 4 & 5. Dekemaba 23, 1895.

Curtis P. Iaukea’s recollections of the Liliuokalani Educational Society, 1912.

MEMORANDA RE HUI HOONAAUAO LILIUOKALANI.

[The following link is of a document found at the Hawaii State Archives. It is commentary by Curtis P. Iaukea on the Liliuokalani Educational Society. He gives the year 1886 as the beginning of the Society. It is word searchable.]

Hui Hoonaauao Liliuokalani

(Hawaii State Archives, Liliuokalani Trust,
Liliuokalani Education Society, M-397)

Words of condolences from the Liliuokalani Educational Society at the passing of Poomaikelani, 1895.

Resolution of Condolences.

To the Alii, the Dowager Queen Kapiolani; and Their Highnesses, Princes David Kawananakoa and J. K. Kalanianaole;

Greetings: Whereas the Almighty God has kindly in His unfathomable Power taken from this life to the Land of Souls, on the evening of this past Wednesday, October 2, 1895, at Kalihi, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Her Highness, the Alii, Princess Virginia Poomaikelani, the President of the Liliuokalani Educational Society, Division II, for many years, eight or more, for which she patiently cared for along with us the advancement of the works of the Society.

Therefore, we, the officers and all of the members of the Society, through our committee, with sadness and grief, have resolved:

First. The Liliuokalani Educational Society, Division II, join with you, the Alii, the Queen Dowager and their Highnesses, the Princes, in your grief for your greatly beloved younger Royal sibling, the mother of the Royal Children, and we bow before the Lord, Whose is the life in the body and the soul, as we ask him to lighten your heavy hearts.

Second. A copy of this resolution shall be sent to all of the newspapers of this town.

We of the committee of the Liliuokalani Educational Society, Division II, with sorrow, at the taking of our President.

Kahanuulani Meek,

Carrie Sharratt,

Kahakuwaiaoao Clark,

Keliikaapuni Kawainui,

Kaumealani Kapono.

Done at Honolulu on the 5th of October, 1895.

(Makaainana, 10/14/1895, p. 2)

Olelo Hooholo Hoalohaloha.

Ka Makaainana, Buke IV----Ano Hou, Helu 16, Aoao 2. Okatoba 14, 1895.

A Dance to benefit the Liliuokalani Educational Society, 1888.

A BIG DANCE!

To be held at the Armory of the Honolulu Rifles, Manamana when reaching the night of

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1888.

For the benefit of the Hui Hoonaauao Liliuokalani, Mahele Elua [The Liliuokalani Educational Society, Division Two].

Tickets of entry may be obtained from the committee, and also at the door; $1 is the cost.

(Makaainana, 5/3/1888, p. 3)

AHA HULAHULA NUI!

Ka Makaainana, Buke III, Helu 3, Aoao 3. Mei 3, 1888.

More on Liliuokalani Educational Society, 1892.

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On the 15th of this month, it will be the [???] anniversary of the Hui Hoonaauao Liliuokalani, Mahele 2 [Liliuokalani Educational Society, Division 2] from its inception by the Queen of Hawaii at this time.

[This article in theory states the year that the Liliuokalani Educational Society, Division 2 begins, but that year is not visible. Here is another article which is cut off because of tight binding. It is a sad thing to have to randomly go back and flip through fragile newspaper pages just to find what a word or phrase is. And if a whole bunch of people need to find different things, the papers will deteriorate quickly, and soon, a good image will be impossible because the pages will be dust…]

(Kuokoa, 5/7/1892, p. 3)

Ke hiki ae i ka la 15...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXI, Helu 19, Aoao 3. Mei 7, 1892.