Hula for the Royal Order of Kamehameha, 1919.

HE HULA NO KA HUI KAMEHAMEHA.

Hookahi meahou ma Kauai,
Ka Hui Kamehameha ku lanakila,
He inoa nui kou, ua kaulana,
Ka Na’i Aupuni a o Hawaii nei;

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On the birthplace of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, 1924.

THE AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA SECURES THE BIRTHPLACE OF KUHIO

From the Advertiser bureau on Kauai we received news that clarifies a memo from the Ahahui Kaumualii to that office, the branch of the Ahahui Kamehameha on Kauai, pertaining to the agreement by the board of directors of the McBryde Sugar Company to sell to that association the place where Prince Kuhio was born at Koloa, Kauai. Continue reading

Collage of Royal Order of Kamehameha officers, 1918.

THESE ARE THE OFFICERS OF THE AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA, THE ORGANIZATION HEADED BY PRINCE KALANIANAOLE, AND AS USUAL THIS HAWAIIAN ORGANIZATION HELD A PRAYER SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE FOR KA NA’I AUPUNI KAMEHAMEHA IN KAWAIAHAO CHURCH THIS PAST SUNDAY, WITH OTHER HAWAIIAN GROUPS IN ATTENDANCE AT THAT GATHERING OF COMMEMORATION. THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS ARE SEEN BELOW THEIR PICTURES.

William Kawohionalani Cano, Reuben Kinney, Solomon Meheula, William Chung Hoon, Jr., Edward K. Wongham.

Samuel K. Kamaiopili, Samuel Pinao, Benjamin N. Kahalepuna, George H. Miranda, James L. Holt.

Prince J. K. Kalanianaole, John K. Lane, Joseph K. Kanepuu.

(Kuokoa, 6/14/1918, p. 1)

O NA LUNA NUI KEIA...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVI, Helu 24, Aoao 1. Iune 14, 1918.

Royal Order of Kamehameha: the early days, 1903.

The Secret Society of the True Natives.

On the 11th of this month, on the day of Ka Na’i Aupuni [Kamehameha Day], a number of native youths established a secret society called “Kamehameha Order”. There are many respected Hawaiians who joined this association, and Prince Kalanianaole is the head of this group.

It is stated that this association will be spread across this Archipelago, and native Hawaiians will be allowed to join, should they be fitting.

One of their major functions will be trying to search out and to care for things from times of old, and the designating of the storied places [wahi pana] all over these islands.

Currently, there is a Historical Society [Ahahui Moolelo o ke Au Kahiko]¹, and they have a lot, but the oiwi Hawaii themselves must do something so that the famed ones of times past will live on, and also to foster things that will let the name of Hawaii live on in perpetuity.

¹The roster of active members of the Hawaiian Historical Society of 1903 read:

“Ables, L. C.; Achi, W. C.; Alexander, S. T.; Alexander, W. D.; Allen, S. C.; Allen, W. F.; Baldwin, H. P.; Banning, B. R.; Beckwith, Rev. E. G.; Beckwith, Miss Martha; Bertram, Bro. G.; Bishop, Rev. S. E.; Bolte, C.; Bowen, W. A.; Boyd, J. H.; Brown, Cecil; Brown, C. A.; Bryan, Wm. A.; Carter, A. W.; Carter, G. R.; Carter, Mrs. H. A. P.; Carter, J. O.; Cartwright, Bruce; Castle, G. P.; Castle, J. B.; Castle, W. R.; Catton, R.; Cooke, A. F.; Cooke, C. M.; Cooke, Jos. P.; Cunha, E. S.; Damon, F. W.; Damon, S. M.; Day, Dr. F. R.; Dayton, D.; Desha, G. L.; Dickey, C. H.; Dickey, L. A.; Dillingham, B. F.; *Dimond, W. W.; Dole, E. P.; Dole, Hon. S. B.; Dowsett, J. M.; Emerson, J. S.; Emerson, Mrs. J. S.; Emerson, Dr. N. B.; Emerson, Rev. O. P.; Emmeluth, J.; Fisher, J. H.; Frear, Hon. W. F.; Giffard, W. M.; Goodale, W. W.; Graham, W. M.; Haalelea, Mrs. A. A.; Hackfeld, J. F.; Hall, W. W.; Hartwell, A. S.; Hatch, F. M.; Henriques, E.; Herrick, C. F.; Hobron, T. W.; Ho Fon; Humphreys, A. S.; Hustace, C.; Irwin, W. G.; Jones, P. C.; Judd, Albert F.; Lewers, Robert; Logan, D.; Lowrey, F. J.; Lucas, George; Lyle, James; Lyons, C. J.; Mclanahan, E. B.; McGonagle, Chas.; McIntyre, H. E.; Mackintosh, Rev. A.; Magoon, J. A.; May, Thos.; Mott-Smith, E. A.; Nakuina, M. K.; Nolte, H. J.; Parke, W. C.; Peacock, W. C.; Pearson, Arthur W.; Pond, Percy M.; Potter, Geo. C.; Rhodes, C. L.; Robinson, M. P.; Rodgers, Dr. C. T.; *Ropert, Rev. F. G., Bishop of Panopolis; Rowell, W. E.; Schaefer, F. A.; Schmidt, H. W.; Searle, J. C.; Sedgwick, T. F.; Smith, G. W.; Smith, Henry; Smith, Walter G.; Smith, W. O.; Stokes, John; Swanzy, F. M.; Timmons, L. D.; Towse, Ed.; Thrum, T. G.; Thurston, L. A.; von Holt, H.; Walker, T. R.; Wall, W. E.; Waterhouse, H.; Weaver, P. L.; Westervelt, Rev. W. D.; Whiting, W. A.; Whitney, Dr. J. M.; Wichman, H. F.; Wilcox, A. S.; Wilcox, C.; Wilcox, G. N.; Williams, H. H.; Wilson, W. F.; Wodehouse, E. H.; Wood, Dr. C. B.; Wood, Edgar; Wundenberg, F.
*Deceased.

(Kuokoa, 6/26/1903, p. 1)

Ka Hui Malu o na Oiwi Ponoi.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLI, Helu 26, Aoao 1. Iune 26, 1903.

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.

Voice from the past, 1924.

Prince Lei Lani

(Edwin K. Rose)

One of the Hawaiian singers who is touring all over America, and returned home.

He held a Concert at the Liberty Theater the other night organized by the Hawaiian Protective Association [Ahahui Puuhonua] and the Royal Order of Kamehameha [Ahahui Kamehameha].

There were many Hawaiian songs sung by him which were highly acclaimed by the crowd.

WE ARE SELLING HIS BRAND NEW HAWAIIAN RECORDS, AND WE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE THEM.

Put in your orders now.

HAWAII SALES CO., LTD.

Nuuanu mauka near King Street.

Open in the Evenings.

(Kuokoa, 4/10/1926, p. 6)

Prince Lei Lani

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 15, Aoao 6. Aperila 10, 1924.

Play of Pele and Lohiau at Hawaii Theater, 1925.

Tableau of the Hawaiian Dramatic Club

The Tableau of Pele and Lohiau shown in the Hawaii Theater [Halekeaka Hawaii] last Friday by the Hawaiian Dramatic Club. The play will be shown at Los Angeles, on the journey of the Royal Order of Kamehameha [Ahahui Kamehameha] for the city day coming up in June.

(Kuokoa, 4/23/1925, p. 5)

Tabalo a ka Haw'n Dramatic Club

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 17, Aoao 5. Aperila 23, 1925.

Ahahui Kamehameha, 1922.

THE AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA ELECTS ITS NEW OFFICERS.

On the Tuesday night, at their meeting house at Phoenix Hall, the Kamehameha Secret Society [Ahahui Ma-lu Kamehameha] selected their officers for to move forward, as shown below:

J. K. Mokumaia, Kaukau Alii; William Punohu, Lau Alii; William Chung Hoon, Jr., Kuauhau; Edward Wongham, Aipuupuu; Edwin Kea, secretary; Joseph Akina, Kuhikuhipuuone; Henry Kelii, Pukaua Nui; David Kamai, Pukaua Iki; Sam Manu, Kiailoko; Sam Williams, Kiaiwaho; Board of Trustees, William Ahia, Henry Williams, and Judge Jack Desha, Oscar P. Cox, Kahuna.

The Kamehameha Secret Society is an Organization established in the year 1903 by some leading Hawaiians of the land, and from its beginnings until today, its continued strength is seen yearly.

This Association is the one Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole was the head of, as the Alii Aimoku, from its inception until he left this life.

(Kuokoa, 5/11/1922, p. 4)

KOHO KA AHAHUI KAMEHAMEHA I KONA MAU LUNANUI HOU.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 19, Aoao 4. Mei 11, 1922.

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.

Royal Order of Kamehameha officers, 1923.

The Officers of the Ahahui Kamehameha. After Waiting for One Year After the Death of Prince Kalanianaole, John C. Lane, the High Sheriff of the Territory, was Elected as Aliiaimoku, the Replacement for the Deceased Prince Kalanianaole. In This Picture, Several Alii of the Ahahui of Oahu Nei Can be Seen. Starting from the Left top: Reuben Kinney, Dvid [David] K. Ainoa, Moreno Hulu, David K. Hoapili, Sr., Charles L. Oio, Eli J. Crawford; Next row down from the Left: James L. Holt, William Chung Hoon, Jr., Aliiaimoku John C. Lane, William Chung Hoon, Sr., William K. Cano. All the way on the bottom: Henry H. William and Eddie K. Wongham.

[This image is eerily clear for one taken from the current online images of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers. Most of the pictures are just barely recognizable…]

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

Na Lunanui o ka Ahahui Kamehameha.

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