Royal Kawaihau Glee Club honors the Hawaiian Band, 1906.

KAWAIHAU GIVES A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE BAND

KA HUI HIMENI ALII KAWAIHAU

Just as was announced last week that the Kawaihau Glee Club would give presents to the children of the band boys, that Glee Club did indeed do so on this past Friday night at Progress Hall.

There was a Christmas tree for the children with presents weighing down on its branches, which were given generously [for] the band members to see, things to give joy to their children; however, they were shocked by being each given envelopes with three dollars and sixty-five cents as a Christmas gift, something they did not bef0re dream of, that they too would receive Christmas presents.

This tree was brought some weeks ago from the…

(Kuokoa, 12/28/1906, p. 1)

HOOHAUOLI KALIKIMAKA KAWAIHAU I KA BANA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 52, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 28, 1906.

…forests of Oregon, and it was right in the middle of the room where the tree was stood, with strings of tinsel glistening and candles shining on the branches swaying with snowballs filled with candy; and because of the low light in the room, the beauty of the festooned tree was clearly seen.

The Kawaihau Glee Club took their place atop the stage [awai], and there they opened with the song “Aloha oe,” and after they were done with that song, they played the “Kawaihau Waltz,” and that was when Santa Claus came in, that being O. Swain, and said that his sleigh was broken which was why the presents didn’t comewith him, but they were at the door, and some young singers brought the presents over to Santa Claus and he distributed them to the children and the room was just like a musical instrument shop with all the noise coming from the instruments of the children. Each of the children played trumpets like the Hawaiian Band (of Children).

The most amazing thing that night was the handing over of envelops to each of the band members with a present within, and after the presents were done being handed out, Mr. Naone stood representing the members of the Hawaiian Band [Bana Hawaii] and gave their thanks to Sam Nainoa and his fellow members of the Glee Club for their honoring them; it wasn’t just something surprising for them, but something that gave them joy.

Sam K. Nainoa responded from the Glee Club and was appreciative that what was planned went smoothly, and for him were given cheers of joy.

There was also a light meal set out for the families of the band members, and they ate their fill of that food, and those that desired to dance, they went at it; were it not for the sleepy children the activities of the night would not have let out so quickly.

Let it be recalled that the money used for this gift giving, that being the money that Mr. Nainoa and his Glee Club worked for by holding a dance at the Young Hotel to help the Hawaiian Band who was at Nevada. The profit from that activity was two hundred and thirty-one (231) dollars.

(Kuokoa, 12/28/1906, p. 5)

HOOHAUOLI KALIKIMAKA KAWAIHAU I KA BANA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 52, Aoao 5. Dekemaba 28, 1906.

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Napua Stevens back home, 1938.

CAME BACK HOME

The picture above is a picture of that kamaaina girl of Hilo nei, Miss Harriet Napua Stevens, formerly of Hilo and who is now staying in Honolulu and heard nightly at the Young Hotel [Hokele Iana] singing with the Band of Giggi Royce [Gigi Royce] of Honolulu. Continue reading

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.

Liliuokalani’s personal adornments sold, 1924.

Liliu’s Gold Necklaces are Auctioned Off.

In accordance with the wishes of the deceased Queen Liliuokalani, the board of trustees of the estate of the the deceased announced the auctioning off of the gold adornments of the deceased queen. In one of the rooms on the bottom of the Young Hotel in Honolulu, on this Tuesday, March 25, the auction began of the adornments: the diamond rings, the diamond bracelets, the diamond necklaces, the earrings, the stickpins, and many other items. Colonel C. Piehu Iaukea made known the wishes of Liliuokalani to build a house to care for orphaned girls of all ethnicities, in Honolulu, and the Hawaiian girls were the first in her heart.

On the first day, this Tuesday, $11,360.50 was made. The auction was continued on another day. It is not known what the total is at this time.

The houses intended for these orphaned children probably cannot be built with just the funds from these jewels, because these valuables were sold in Honolulu at a place where it was believed that they would go for cheap, and the gold craftsmen of Honolulu said that the prices bid on these treasures of Hawaii nei were just like throwing them away. If it was held in a town of ten million people or more, like London, New York, or Paris, where millionaires reside, then proper prices might have been gotten, however, here in Hawaii, where there are no millionaires, high prices are not attained.

Perhaps if it is included with the rest of Liliuokalani’s estate, then it will be enough to build this type of facility, for it will need over a hundred thousand more dollars for that kind of place. On top of that is the expenses for the care taking and for the executives, which would be some hundreds of thousands of dollars more, and where would this all come from? The treasures from the tomb of King Tutankhamen, Pharaoh of Egypt, who died over 3,000 years ago, is estimated at over a billion dollars today.

(Kuokoa, 3/27/1924, p. 2)

Na lei gula o Liliu ua kudala ia

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XVII, Helu 44, Aoao 2. Maraki 27, 1924.

Kuhio and the Hawaiian Civic Clubs. 1918.

THE PARTY OF HAWAIIANS  WAS FILLED WITH ENTHUSIASM

Hawaiians Gathered at the Young Hotel at the Invitation of Prince Kalanianaole

HEARD WAS IDEAS FOR UNIFICATION

Desired that Hawaiians Stand Together as a People

On the sixth floor of the Young Hotel, at noon this past Tuesday, the Hawaiians of this town gathered for the first time, for a luncheon amid enthusiasm and joy, and this will be a regular thing, like the haole regularly meet at noon on Wednesdays.

This was a meeting organized by Prince Kalanianaole, and Hawaiians of good standing who live here in town were invited to attend, without attention being paid to political affiliation; it is true, many Hawaiians came, and the total number was about seventy-one; and being that this is just the beginning, it will be more full in the future, should this gathering at lunch become a regular thing.

At this meeting was Prince Kalanianaole, the chairman of this meeting and luncheon, and also Mayor Fern, Circuit Judge Heen, Rev. Akaiko Akana, Senators John H. Wise and Charles E. King, Representative Kumalae, Sheriff Charles H. Rose, and some other Hawaiian leaders of town; and everyone gathered there that afternoon seemed spirited to stand shoulder to shoulder, chest to chest, in all things; to lift this lahui from the low level to be equal with the other ethnicities in all aspects.

In order to move forward the agenda for which the Hawaiians gathered at that luncheon, Prince Kalanianaole explained that he greatly wished that the Hawaiian people would think as one, and as a means to that ends, he believes that meeting together in one place by holding regular luncheons of that sort, is where you’d discuss things and hear explanation from different people on all questions regarding the well-being of Hawaiians.

“The great problem seen amongst us, as a people,” according to him, is that we don’t cooperate; we all stand independently, and when we want good works to be done, it is very hard to accomplish for we lack unity and strength.

“Unifying ourselves, and listening to people talk about things that will benefit this lahui is very important for the perpetuation of the lahui; and as we gather regularly at meals of this sort, we will become familiar with each other, and we will hear ideas that should be carried out, and we will be seen as a lahui.”

Some time was spent by Prince Kalanianaole explaining the goals of that gathering while his speech was encouraged by applause, then he called up Circuit Judge Heen to give a few words of clarification before the crowd.

According to him, he was not prepared with a clear topic to talk about, however, he was in agreement with Prince Kalanianaole; all Hawaiians must stand together and work as one in all endeavors that will better themselves as a lahui.

J. Ordenstein, John H. Wise, Charles Achi, Jr., Fred Beckley, Charles E. King, Charles Dwight, Mayor Fern, and Rev. Akaiko Akana were called to explain their overall thoughts as to what is to be done to benefit Hawaiians from here forth.

Rev. Akaiko Akana shared his thoughts; when Hawaiians go back to their traditional occupations [?] and cherish their way of life, that is the only way Hawaiians will be blessed.

The big problem with this lahui, according to him, is the lack of knowledge and readiness to go into business for themselves and so too with being economical; when these important things are acquired by Hawaiians, they will be able to climb to a high level.

Mr. Wise and Mayor Fern were some who spoke of their ideas on the question of leasing a building [?], and their ideas were heard with much enthusiasm.

Before the meeting was adjourned, one idea was approved, to draft a constitution for a club, and to place it in the hands of a committee to lay out the foundation and mission that this association of Hawaiians would carry out.

(Kuokoa, 11/29/1918, p. 1)

PIHA OHOHIA KA PAINA A NA KANAKA HAWAII

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVI, Helu 48, Aoao 1. Novemaba 29, 1918.