Election season, 1912.

LINEKONA THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE WELL-BEING OF HAWAII.

Lincoln is the Morning Star,
The shining lantern,
Appointed by you, O Heavenly Powers,
Assisted by the Trinity.

Rise, O people of Hawaii,
The descendants of the I and the Mahi,
One in heart until victorious,
From Hawaii to Niihau.

Heard across the Islands,
Here is the one who will save the Lahui,
The eagle* will make right,
The Equal Rights of the land.

Let the story be told,
Lincoln the Representative for the Well-Being of Hawaii.

Composed by

George Kelii,

Honolulu, February 29, 1912.

*The eagle is used to represent the United States.

[Back in the day, there were many mele composed to support candidates. This one is for Lincoln Loy McCandless, who is famous for drilling for water here, and thus is also known as Likana or Linekona Eliwai (water driller). He will also be seen referred to as Lina (from Link).]

(Aloha Aina, 3/2/1912, p. 1)

LINEKONA KA ELELE OLA HAWAII.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 9, Aoao 1. Maraki 2, 1912.