Even more local news from a hundred years ago, 1915.

Local News

On the coming 13th in the month of March, an election for county seats will be held, outside of the City and County of Honolulu.

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On the Sierra of this past Monday, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Taylor returned to this city after spending a year or so in San Francisco.

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The Young People’s League [Ahahui o ka Poe Opiopio] is planning to put on once more a grand concert in the Opera House [Hale Mele Hou], sometime during the coming month.

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Currently being planned is a special excursion for Honolulu’s people aboard the Kilauea to Kauai next month, this coming February.

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From what is being heard, there is much criticism by the people over the appointing of R. W. Aylett as head of the garbage system, for he has a job in the band [Royal Hawaiian Band].

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Mele for Royal Order of Kamehameha by Mrs. Pa, 1925.

HE MELE NO KA AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA.

Hanohano e ka Hui o Kamehameha,
Lei haaheo nei i ka mokihana,
Aia i ka la’i o Ahukini,
Ua hele a piha lulu ka makani,
Kau aku i ka hope o Maunakea,
E haawi ke aloha ani hainaka,
Hilinai ae ana ma ka palekai,
E nanea malie i ka oneki,
Ulumahiehie i ka ehukai,
Me ka piha hauoli i ka puuwai,
Au aku o ke kai o Kaieie,
A hoea i ka wehi o ke kaona,
Hala ae e ka hale ipukukui,
Halekuke ka uwapo a e pili ai,
Kau aku i ka oto oni ka huila,
Aia ka ilina Iana Hokele,
Ilaila oukou ike iho ai,
I ke ala haaheo a he alaweta,
Ike aku i ka nani me ka maluhia,
Na rumi kapu o ka ona hokele,
Ua nani na hana a ka ahahui,
Ua ai a lawa me ka maemae,
Haina ka puana nona ka lei,
E ola e ka hui o Kamehameha.

Hanohano e ka Hui o Kamehameha,
Lei haaheo nei i ka mokihana,
Aia i ka la’i o ke kaona,
I ka wehi o ka Uakukalahale,
Kaapuniia a puni ke kaona,
Na kihi eha o halealii,
Leiia i ka lei o ka lanakila,
Papahi i ka lei o ka hanohano,
Hanohano na hana a ka ahahui,
A ke Kilauea e hii mai nei,
Hiiia i ke kai a o Mamala,
A Maunakea a e pailaka nei,
Ike maka i ka nani a o ka uwila,
Ka hoku hele o ka Pakipika,
Ua hanaia a ku i ka nani,
Me na waihooluu like ole,
He kinohinohi ke ike aku,
I ke aka o ka wai hoohinuhinu,
Hala ae Daimana Hila mahope,
A he nani Ihiihilauakea,
Au la oukou i ke kai loa,
Aloalo ehukai a o ka moana,
Alo ae o ka Lae o Kalaau,
Kunihi Molokai me Lanai,
Kaulana o Maui no e ka oi,
I oi wale no ia Haleakala,
Mahalo i ka nani o Kahului,
Na hoohiwahiwa a ka ahahui,
Ua lawa ka ikena e a’u lei momi,
Ua ike i na Hono a Piilani,
Heleia i ka loa me ka laula,
Ma na pali Koolau o Maui,
Mahu’i aku ana e ike lihi,
I ka wai kapu mai o Keanae,
E hoi na pua a Kamehameha,
Ke la’i mai nei malino ke kai,
Hookuku au puni Hawaii,
Kauai ka oi o na ailana,
Aina i ka nani me ka maluhia,
Lei hanohano nei i ka mokihana,
Haina ka puana nona ka lei,
E ola e ka hui o Kamehameha.

Hakuia e MRS. PA.

Ka Poli Lauae o Makana.

(Kuokoa, 10/15/1925, p. 2)

HE MELE NO KA AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 42, Aoao 2. Okatoba 15, 1925.

Mele are everywhere! 1912.

LEI MOKIHANA

Na ka Maunakea i kono mai ia’u,
E naue i ka aina malihini,
Aina kaulana o Hilo Hanakahi,
Aina hoohie a ka malihini,
He aloha Mokuola a e ku nei,
I ka uluwehi i ka lau o ka niu,
E kilohi i ka nani o Waiakea,
Me ke one anapa i Waiolama,
Malama ke aloha waiho iloko,
Ke kuleana o ka hiki ana aku,
Auhea la o ka Nuku o ka Manu,
Me Leleiwi i ka ehu o ke kai,
Akahi no au a ike maka,
I ka ua nihi ae ma kanahele,
Akaka e ka ua kanilehua,
Hoopulu i ka ili o ka malihini,
A hiki makou a i Homelani,
Hui malihini me ke kamaaina,
Ilaila makou i luana ai,
Me kuu lei rose poina ole,
Kau nui aku nei kahi manao,
E ike ia Waianuenue,
Ilaila hoi hope na malihini,
E ike i ka nani a o ka Wahine,
Kau i ka lio hao me ka lanakila,
Me a’u lei nani o ka puuwai,
Ua nani Olaa e waiho nei,
Oia uka noho i ka iuiu,
Ko mai ke ala o ka maile,
Na kahiko ia a oia uka,
He nahele i pu ia me ka lehua,
Lei hoohihi hoi a ka malihini,
Ike i ka nani a o Halemaumau,
Me ke ahi kaulana a ka Wahine,
Pehea mai oe Uwekahuna,
Me ka pali kapu o Kamohoalii,
He alii nui oe na ka malihini,
O nei aina pahoehoe,
A ka la’i makou i ke Anakolu,
Ike ia e ka nani o Wahinekapu,
Aloha ia uka me ke onaona,
Owili lei rose lei ohelo,
Kilakila hale Nani a e ku nei,
Hokele ku i ka maka o ka opua,
Ilaila ka wahine i walea ai,
Lei onaona o ka pua mokihana,
He hana pau ole ka ka makemake,
E uilani nei i kuu nui kino,
Manao ae au e hoi i ka home,
I ka uluwehiwehi o Kapalama,
Ke huli hoi nei ka Maunakea,
E ike i ka nani a o ke Kaona,
Onaona na maka o ka malihini,
I ka hoopulu ia e ka ua noe,
Noe mai ke aloha o na Mana Lani,
Kiai maluhia me ke ahonui,
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
Lei ohuohu i ka lei Pa’i Niu,
Haina hou ia mai ana ka puana,
Kuu Lei Mokihana poina ole.
(Hakuia e)
MRS. MOKIHANA FERNANDEZ

[This is a nice mele describing a journey to and around Hawaii Island. It is a much longer version than the one cited from King’s Book of Hawaiian Melodies, on huapala.org, and is given a different title. Sadly, the early years of “Ka Hoku o Hawaii” (in which this article is included) are not online yet.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 8/29/1912, p. 4)

LEI MOKIHANA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 7, Helu 13, Aoao 4. Augate 29, 1912.

Romeo and Juliet of Hawaii? 1912.

HOPE LOST.

This Saturday Avira was returned to Honolulu nei; he is an 18 year-old Portuguese boy who left aboard the Maunakea on Tuesday to marry the young woman who he is deeply in love with, in Hawi, Kohala. This desire of the boy would have perhaps been fulfilled were it not interfered by the police of Kohala. When the young Avira arrived in Kohala, a wireless telegraph from Deputy Sheriff Charles Rose had already reached the police there, to watch for the young Avira and to stop him from marrying the young girl he loved, according to the request of Joe Augustine Avira, his father, who was opposed to the marriage of his son to this girl. According to the statement of the police department, these two sweethearts are children that have not reached the age of adulthood.

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

POHO KA MANAOLANA.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 5, Aoao 2. Feberuari 3, 1912.