Set of mele composed in honor of King Kalakaua, 1881.

HE KAPA NO KALAKAUA.

O mai o Kalakaua nona ke Alii ke kapa hulu manu,
I hana ia mai e Halulu ka Manu Alii mai Kahiki,
Hiki i Hawaii nei i haku kapa hulu manu nou e Kalani Kalakaua,
Ke keiki makahiapo a Kapaakea ko makuakane,
A Keohokalole ko makuahine ke ola—la,
E kii ke kapa o ka hulu o ka Aeto,
A i kapa aahu no Kalani,
A e kii ko kapa o ka hulu o ka Iwa,
A i kapa aahu no Kalani,
A e kii ko kapa a ka hulu o ka Oo,
A i kapa aahu no Kalani,
A e kii ko kapa o ka hulu o ka Mamo,
A i kapa aahu no Kalani,
A e kii ko kapa o ka hlu o ka Iiwi,
A i kapa aahu no Kalani,
A e kii ko kapa o ka hulu o ka Pikake,
A i kapa aahu no Kalani,
A haina ke Alii nona ke kapa,
O Kalakaua kuu Lani.
Mrs. Kaleihiwahiwa.

HE OHU NO KALAKAUA.

Aia i ka Lani ko ohu e kohu ai,
Ua hana mua ia e ka Makua mana loa,
E kii ko lei ohu e Kalani,
O ke anuenue pio i ka lewa,
E kii ko lei ohu e Kalani,
O ka Waipuilani pio i ke kai,
Kinikohu oe e Kalani,
Ko ohu anuenue,
Kau mai oe i ka nuu,
Noho pono i ke Kalaunu,
He uwila kela—ua hiki mai nei,
He anapu keia maluna o Likelike,
He uila kela o ka papahi ohu,
He anapu keia Lehua o Hilo one,
He uwila kela—i ohu kahiko,
He anapu keia—no Kalakaua,
He uwila kela e o mai oe,
He anapu keia—e Kalakaua,
He uwila kela ko ohu kahiko,
He uwila kela,
Kohu i ke Kalaunu—He anapu keia,
He ohu no Kalakaua,
Mrs. Kaleihiwahiwa.

HE HANAU NO KALAKAUA.

Aia Iolani Kauikalani,
O ke Kini nui o Hawaii nei,
A o oe ka pua i oi loa ae,
Maluna o ke ao malamalama,
He uwila ka hoa e kaulike ai,
Ma na iliwai a o ka honua,
Hiki aku ka lohe la i ka hikina,
I ka la hanau o Kawaihau,
O ke aiwaiwa la o na lani,
A i hanau ia me ka opua,
Haina ke Alii i hanau ia,
O ka Wohikukahi la e—o mai.
Aia i Kauai o Kawaihau,
O ka Hui Mahi-ko o Kealia,
Alia oe la e Kapiolani,
E pulale e aku i ka hole ko,
Aia ike pono oe i ka nua,
Lawe ae oe a kau i ka nio,
Mai puni aku oe i ka puhikole,
I ka ili puakea oloko o Mareka,
A he mea hoopau poe-a-poe,
No ka mea Aupuni o Hawaii nei,
Ua ike maka iho no hoi oe,
A o oe ka heke i oi loa ae,
Haina ke Alii i hanau ia,
O ka Wohikukapu la e o mai.
Mrs. Kaleihiwahiwa.

HE INOA NO KALAKAUA.

Auhea wale oe e ka liko,
E ke koolua a o ka lehua,
Homai ke aloha ia nei;
A i honi kuwili ia aku,
Ke hoomau ae nei hoi,
I ke onaona la oia pua,
A’u i kui ai a lawa,
I lei no’u no ka Hikina,
No ka la hiki ma Kumukahi,
Kahiko ae la i Haehae,
O ka wela ka i kua o ka la,
Hulili i ka Pahoehoe,
Nonono ka pua o ka lehua,
Luhiehu i ke kula o Malama,
I ka hoope ia e ka ua,
Uluau kii wai o ka uka,
No uka ka wahine kia manu,
Aohe kepau pili ole,
O ke ani a Laukapalili,
Koe manu ole i ka wekiu,
E o e ka Wohikukahi,
O Kawaihau no he inoa.
Auhea oe Keonaona,
E ka hoapili o kuu kino,
A o oe a owau kai ike,
I ka hana hoi a ka makemake,
Kaua pu no ilaila,
I ka nahele lualai ke aloha,
Hiaai ka manao e ike,
I ka uka paoa i ke ala,
He ala o ka wai Iliahi,
Hoapili o Mailekaulahea,
Hea mai ke ahi a ka wahine,
O ke ala ia o ka malihini,
A e hiki ai i Kaauea,
I ka hale Kamala a ka noe,
Uhi wai anu o ka mauna,
I mehana i ke kono a loko,
Mea ole ke awa o ka uka,
Ka hanuna a ka ihu o ka lio,
I ke one aku o Kahualoa,
Loa wale ka noho’na o Kalani.
I Hiwahiwa no ke ao nei,
A i pua nani no Hawaii,
E o e ka Wohikukahi,
O Kawaihau he inoa.
Kaua i ka nani o Hilo,
I ka ua loku o Hanakahi,
Akahi no ko’u manene,
Ka me-eu hoi o ko’u oho,
He ula leo o Pahanakaiwi,
Ikuwa mai la i Haili,
Ilihia i ka leo o ka Mamo,
E wa mai la i Olaa,
Ua laa ia pua ia nei,
Eia i ko’u kiaha,
Ua hoolawa ia e Lia,
Me na lehua i Panaewa,
Kuhi no paha oe e Malio,
Hookahi halau i ao ai,
E like ai na mea hana,
O na mea hoonui ike,
He makau hala ole keia,
Ua lou ia e ka ia nui,
Ua moni ia ka’u maunu,
E Moananuikalehua,
Ua paa i ka lino pa-walu,
I malia i ke aho makalii,
Kuhi oe i ka Hilu-noenoe,
A he ia ia no ke kohola,
O ka lale au o Kaiona,
I noho i ka malu ohai,
Aohe hana a Malamanui,
Ua kau ke keha i Kaala,
O ka iki nioi pepa ia,
Holo ka wela i na aa koni,
Ka Upena nae mai keia,
Aohe ia koe ke hei mai,
He hului au no ia kai,
No ka moana kai hohonu,
E o e ka Wohikukapu,
O Kawaihau no he inoa,
Mrs. Kaleihiwahiwa
Ka-ua Paakea o Hale-kela.

(Elele Poakolu, 4/20/1881, p. 2)

HE KAPA NO KALAKAUA...

Ka Elele Poakolu, Buke II, Helu 7, Aoao 2. Aperila 20, 1881.

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Makalei Cave, North Kona, Hawaii, 1924.

ENJOYMENT OF TIME

DESCRIPTION OF MAKALEI

This is a cave to the south of the hill of Akahipuu, and it was there that a man named Ko’amokumoku-o-hueia [Ko’amokumokuoheeia] lived, who came from Koolau and settled here, living as a newcomer.

And he lived here with his family: his wife, whose name was Kahaluu; and their two daughters; and one young son named Makalei.

And it was for this boy that this cave is called the cave of Makalei until this day.

While this man was living here, he began to farm taro, sweet potato, banana, sugar cane, and awa; and it all appeared to be well watered.

The natives of the area came to him and said, “The problem with this land is the water; it is a land without water, and you have to get water from the cave, but the places to store water here are kapu and cannot be fetched from in secret; if you are caught, you will be killed by the one who the water belongs.

Ko’amokumoku-o-heeia heard this talk of the locals, and this caused him to contemplate about where he and his family could get their water; and therefore, he made a reservoir [pa-o wai ?] for himself, and when the rains returned, water would fill receptacles [haona] then be held in the reservoir.

While living there with the family, one day, the boy went to relieve himself at a ravine behind their house, and while he was throwing the old waste into a plain old hole, right then wind blew out from that hole, and Makalei examined it and saw this deep, dark hole.

This boy was however not frightened at all; he stood up and went to where his father was farming and said:

“I went over there to defecate, but this is the astonishing thing, there was a lot of wind coming from that pit, maybe it is a hole of winds.”

“Where?” the father asked. “Down there,” and the father went to see.

When Ko’amokumoku-o-heeia reached the area and cleared away the stones covering the hole, he saw that it was a deep cave and wind rose from it as if it came from the mountains.

He turned and said to the child, “We have our place to hold water for our life here in this land without water, and I will make a hole for us to defecate in.”

The mouth to the cave was finished off nicely and there they defecated; while one side of the opening was made so that a person could enter.

No kamaaina knew of this cave, and he did not tell his wife, and nor did he talk of it again to his son; he totally refused to speak of the things pertaining to this cave.

One day, he entered the cave and saw the great vastness, and that he could walk upright without his head touching the wall above, and there was a lot of water dripping down; he decided to make containers [waa] of ohia, and containers of wiliwili.

In the night he fetched wiliwili and carried it on his back inside the cave, and it was inside of the cave that he dug until he made the opening of the wiliwili water container; the ohia chosen was dug out by the farmer and he carried it on his back into the cave. The inside of the cave grew criss-crossed with water troughs of wiliwili and ohia; there was just so many of the water containers that continued to be fitted inside.

When the dry season of this land returned as always, he did nothing other than farm, and he had ample water and had no problems with it.

It was at night that he fetched water and filled containers and gourds [olo], until the reservoir was full, and this was their drinking water for the month, and so forth.

The locals were suspicious about where these people go their water from, being that they did not see the source of their water, and they spoke often about the water of these malihini.

This cave still remains, and the entrance is very small but made like the entrance to a house, but within is very spacious and the walls are very tall.

When Maguire lived at Huehue, a great water catchment was built inside of the cave and a pipe was laid from the catchment until his house because he wanted cold water like ice water; also, pipes were laid above the catchment so that more water would go into it.

The story of this boy, Makalei is a beautiful one, along with his father, and it is a very long story; and should the writer have time to write this touching entertainment, then Makalei will be seen, the one whose name this cave is named after, Makalei Cave.

Here we will list the famous storied places [wahi pana kaulana] of these ahupuaa, from the sea until the summit of the mountain of Hualalai. With their names that they were called by the people of old.

1. Kileo hill.

2. Kaaialalaua.

3. Kapuukao.

4. Pahulu.

5. Moanuiahea.

6. Puumamaki.

7. Puuiki.

8. Puukoa.

9. Kaiwopele [Kaiwiopele].

10. Puuuhinuhinu.

11. Kahuaiki.

12. Kamawae.

13. Hikuhia, in the uplands of Napua.

14. Uau pooole [Uaupooole].

15. Na hale o Kaua [Nahaleokaua].

16. Kipuka o Oweowe.

17. Pualala.

18. Kawahapele.

19. Keoneeli.

20. Hinakapoula.

21. Kalulu.

22. Na puu Mahoe [Napuumahoe].

23. Kumu mamane [Kumumamane].

24. Kaluamakani.

25. Pohokinikini.

26. Hopuhopu.

27. Kipahee.

28. Hanakaumalu.

29. Kapuu o Honuaula [Honuaula Hill].

30. Ka puu o Hainoa [Hainoa Hill].

31. The summit of Hualalai and the pit of Milu.

32. Kipahee.

33. Makanikiu, Hill.

The pit of Milu [lua o Milu] spoken of is the pit which Hikuikanahele went to fetch Kawelu under the [Nuu ?] of Milu, the chief of the dark night; this is the round pit atop the summit of Hualalai which still remains to this day; it is a very deep hole and if you drop a rock down the pit, you will not hear the rattling of the rock.

The width of the mouth of this pit is perhaps about 6 to 7 feet in my estimation as I am familiar with those regions.

The water of Kipahee is a pit which goes down and reaches a spring.

It is not rippling water from which to scoop water out of, but it is moss [limu] which you collect until the container is full and then return to the top.

Climbing back up is troublesome; should you try to go straight up thinking you will exit immediately, you won’t be able to because you will keep sliding back until you are sitting after exhaustion from sliding down. In order to return to the top with ease, you have to climb zigzag, turning to the right and then to the left, and that is how you climb back to the top easily.

(Not complete.)

[This article continues into the next issue (6/5/1924, p. 4) and is signed: “Ka Ohu Haaheo I na Kuahiwi Ekolu. Kona Hawaii, April 30 1924.”]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/29/1924, p. 4)

NA HOONANEA O KA MANAWA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XVIII, Helu 1, Aoao 4. Mei 29, 1924.

You never know who you will find… 1923.

APPRECIATION

MY BELOVED HUSBAND HAS LEFT ME

To you, Mr. Editor of the Hoku o Hawaii.

Much aloha between us:

Please be so kind as to insert this bundle of sadness shown above in an open space of our newspaper, Ka Hoku o Hawaii, and it will be you who flashes all over the land so that the family and friends of my beloved husband who has left me will see.

That being on the 23rd of Oct., this past month, while I was relaxing at our home, a car arrived from Waiohinu revealing to me this:

“The two of us have come; the train of Punalulu [Punaluu] has gone off the tracks.” That is my husband was on the train, as he works as the stoker. At that moment, I thought that it might be my husband, and I left immediately to the ocean-side of the mill to ask the people of the mill who got injured, but  I first got to where Mrs. Kawaha was doing the wash, and I asked her if she heard the news, and she said she did not.

I told her that I heard the train toppled, and at that moment I saw the sheriff, Moses Kawaha and the doctor.

I called to the sheriff, asking who from the train got injured, but he didn’t respond, then I asked the doctor who was hurt, and his answer to me was Willie, the man from house number 2. Right then my hopes were gone; I returned to our home and everyone else had heard and the house was full of friends. His body was returned here, and I thought maybe he was still breathing, but it was not so, his body was cold and he had gone earlier; he had many injuries.

The reason for the accident is not known; how horrifying to think about.

Puna of the fragrant bowers of pandanus [Puna paia aala i ka hala] is where he was born. He is a true grandchild of Maunakea and Lilia; he grandmother is Puna.

I was joined with my loving husband, William K. Kumukahi in the pure covenant of marriage in the month of March 16, 922 in Kona, Kealia, by reverend John Keala. I think about the places were were together, alas; my husband who has gone afar. We were brought here by the parents [?], Ben Kamoku, to come and be the assistant blacksmith for the mill, and he ended up doing various work. He was kind to me and to all others; my children were important to him.

Alas, I am without my provider [makua], beloved are all the places we were together; he just left this morning to go to work but he has gone forever. His own mother came from Opihikaa [Opihikao?], Puna, but she did not see how he looked; his Kuku [grandparent] and Cousins and Aunty, they saw what he looked like. And his funeral procession went on to the cemetery at Kauahao [Kauahaao?], Waiohinu.

It is there that he lies alone. With the friends and family go my great thanks, those who stayed up with me that night till day, and also the lei, the bouquets of flowers from the friends, and to the family is my endless appreciation.

All of us in sadness:

Mrs. Mary Kumukahi

Miss Alice Kumukahi

Samuel Kumukahi

Mrs. Kawaa Lohiau

Mr. L. K. Lohiau

[I found this article by chance. Genealogy and family stories abound in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers. Hopefully the names and important information will be inputted faithfully so that if you look up your kupuna, you will find them every time they appear!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 11/15/1923, p. 3)

HOALOHALOHA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XVII, Helu 25, Aoao 3. Novemaba 15, 1923.