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HONOLULU 8TAB-BULLETIN, SATTIIDAY, JAN. IS,
PIONEER TELLS OF FIRST HAWAIIAN HISTORICAL
SOCIETY MEETING AND ORGANIZATION OF CLUB
Usnriatinn Ha Rprrtrri Fy-!
tending More Than 20
Bj W. D. WESTKKYKLT
IRead Jan. II before the Hawaiian
On the evening of Jan. II, 1X92. the
present historical nociety was organ
ized. In the first year a otal of L'.IMT
books, pamphlets and newspapers had
been collect d. The collection was
made with the excellent ideal in view
that "nothing ever printed in this
country, even an ephemeral hand-bill.
is without ultimate historic interest.
and there is destroyed every month in
this community materials that would
bc of permanent interest and value on
the shelves of our library."
In accord with this ideal, large ad
ditlons have been made to the library,
but the fact remains that many pam- received in his conversations with the
phlets. handbills and newspapers have older people.
not been secured and it would be well Dibble was eent to the United States
worth while, if every household in the to seo if he could recover from
Hawaiian Islands instead of destroy- threatened pulmonary troubles. His
log any fcuch papers printed in Eng- pupjis evidently continued the work
lish or Hawaiian, especially of the with varying degrees of success. In
very old printing, would send the en- iater years valuable historical articles
lire lot to the Hawaiian Historical So- Dy several of these men were contrib
clety to be sorted over. Even the ted to the native papers and two.
Paradise of the Pacific previous to ia Id Malo and S. M. Kamakau, have
1901 is an Incomplete set and many written and published enough mate
annuals and pamphlets are lacking. rja to make two or more volumes of
Donations of every kind would not be Hawaiian lore. To David Malo we
amiss, owe the best description we have of i
This society celebrates its twenty- Hawaiian customs and to Kamakau we'
first birthday tonight All through are indebted for the most comprehen
these years the Honolulu Library As- 8jve historical statements especially
sociation and the Hawaiian Historical concerning the life of Kamehameha
Society have lived and worked iogeth- tbe Flrtt. .
e r almost as If they "were the same or- When Dibble returned to Lahaina
Ionization. This close cooperation he renewed bis endeavor to collect
was secured In the first year of the Hawaiian history. He writes in 1843:
society' existence and Is tonight con- Royal Historical Society has been
summated by our continued dwelling formed by means of which some in
together In this splendid new library formation baa been gained."
building on the same conditions prac- ye would have no farther knowl
tically as during all tbe years past. edge concerning this society if Kama
It will be well worth while this an- kau bad not made a record of its ori
niversary evening to look back be- gin and end and printed it in the
yond the Organization of our society Kuokoa of 1865.
to the beginning-of whatever work Kamakau says: "A society was
has been done toward recording Ha- started at Lahalnaluna according to
wallan history and the effort put forth tbe desire of the teachers. As the
to hare some organized boMy fystcm- jcopte of Alebione (Albion) had their
atically undertake historical research: British hletorv' and read about - the
This leads to: the first Hawaiian His- Saxons and William, ad the Hawalians
, torical Society and Its origin, should read their history. So in 1841
. In 1838 the first history of the Ha- the societv was organized."
wallan people was published by - the ' Kamehameha II r, - John Young (a
Mission school printing press at. La- on of the friend of Kamehameha 1?),
halnaluna. It was called Ka Moolelo Haalilio. David Malo, D. Baldwin. Wll
Hawair (the'History of Hawaii). . It Ham . Richards. S. -Dibble,' Kamakau
was a very small book of 116 pages. and many others -we re -present.' Ka
It had this inscription on its title page mehameha III was elected president,
"Written, by ,wm of the scholars rwiIUam Richards . vice-president, S.
of. the great school and corrected by Dibble secretary and S. M. Kamakau
one of the teachers.'"-... .
-That teacbxCLwas Rev. Sheldon Dib-
le, who used this I small fc history as tory of" all the Islands should be pre
the foundation of the largtr book pub- served from first to last'
lished In Enclish in 1843 and re-pub- To David Malo was given the history
li8hed by Mr. Thnfm In 1909. -In' the of Umi. to; John Young Vaa allotted
preface of thU history Mr. "Dibble the coming of the first foreigners, to
tells how he worked with his pupils Haalilio the childhood of Kamchame
to gather the material upon which all j ha I ; Klbapillanl was alloted to Ka
Hawallan history has been based.;., .i makau, and. the first. ships anchoring
He says: "In 1838 I made some ef-
fort to collect the main facts of Ha
waiian history. ; Most Important events
were afloat in the memories bf the
people and fast passing Into oblivion.
If they were to be preserved it was
- time they were collected."
' Dibble drew up a list of historical
questions and selected the ten , most
promising scholars ; In Lahalnaluna
; school, then set them at work. ' He
says, "I formed them Into a class of
: Inquiry. ; I gave them the first ques
tion and conversed .freely with them
upon it . ; ' then requested them to
go separately to tbe most knowing 'of
the chiefs and people, gain all the in-
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An Unprecedented Comedy-Drama
With a Remarkably Clever Plot
formaUo" thty tou,d on the Question
fion to writing and be ready to read
it on a day and hour appointed. At
the tinie of meeting each scholar read
what he had written, discrepancies
were reconciled and corrections made
and nil compositions banded to me
,ou( of whicn j endeavored to make
of1P ronnect-d and true account. At
laxt a volume was prepared and print
ed in the Hawaiian language."
The results of t'.iis plan wore four
ill a history of the islands which is
now a classic. CM pn interest in his
tory aroused in the minds of the oldtr
an(j more prominent Hawaiian?, as
tr.cy saw t;ie benefit of preserving the
ttncicnt history of their own people,
(;., a DOdv of the best-educated Ha-
wniians trained along the line of his-
torical research, (4 each one of these
men was drilled many months in the
arl nf exnrtssine in writine the ideas
"The kin? said .he thought the hia-
at Lahaina to A. Moku. The mission-
aries and wise people from Hawaii to
Kauai were given , questions about the
places where, they lived.'
For about three years ' this society
"paaT'i. c did its work faithfully,
but when Dibble died and the king
moved to Honolulu because of the new
legislature started there, "the work
of collecting the ancient things of the
islands became "hemahema" i. e.,
very faulty, and the society came to
Kamakau says, "If Dibble had lived
we should have had a full -story of
About his own work he says in
18t.": "I have gathered history from
Havaii to Kauai, but there ure many
thing.s I do not know and which, not
having heard, I cannot teach, it
might be well to have four men like
myself paid each to go around his isl
and and ask the old people who are
still living for the facts and stories
about the places where they live.
These men must he wise and well
known. The trouble i.s that already
many of the residents are like stran
gers to the places where they dwell
and do not know the history."
S. N. Haleole. who probably was
one of the prominent citizens of Wai
luku, is the only source I can find for
the following statement in the Kuokoa,
vol. IV. Nos. 16 and 22. He says: "I
have been gathering the traditions
and history of Hawaii for eighteen
years and have been writing about
Kamehameha in tbe "Hoku o ka Pa
According to Haleole, a historical
society was organized in March, 1863,
and his work was the story of Kame
hameha. He says he had "a great
book filled with historical material."
He outlines in his letter a very inter
esting series of chapters of the life of
Kamehameha I. He makes the follow
ing short statement concerning the
parentage of Kamehameha: "it is be
lieved that Kahekili went from Maui
(to Hawaii) and met Ke-kui-a-po-iwa
(the mother of Kamehameha), and
they thought there would be a child.
Then Kahekili said, 'I must return to
Maul. You wait for the child-birth. If
a boy is born call his name Kameha
meha after my brother, Kamehameha
nui.' Kahekili returned to Maui
(where In a little while he became
king on the death of his brother Ka
mehameha nui). There he heard
that a boy was born and named Ka
mehameha. He sent two men to be
priests and teachers of Kamehameha.
They remained with him until they
died. Some people say that Keoua
was the one who lived with Ke-kui-a-poiwa
and was the father of Kameha
meha, who was born at Koko-lki in
This is the record of the founda
tion of the first historical society and
the method of securing the facts upon
which all the Hawaiian history of all
the later years has been based. ,
A series of free lectures on modern
German literature will be given in
German by Pastor Emil Englehardt
every alternate Tuesday at 8:15 p. m
beginning on Tuesday, January ZlsL
Pastor Engelhardt will open the
series with a talk on the poet Hein
These lectures will be held in tjhe
German School adjoining the German
church on Beretania street.
All interested In the subject are cor
dially welcomed. 5447-1L
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DONAGHHO-At Alewa Heights, Ho
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and Mrs. J. S. Donaghho, a daugh
. The charter of the borough of
Coatesville, Pa., may be revoked bo
cause of its failure to punish any one
In connection wih the . murder of
Zach Walker who was burned to death
by a mob in 1911.-
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I At the annual meeting of tho Free
Kindergarten and Children's Aid aa
i sociation, which was held esierday
afternton at the Castle kindergarten
! on King street, officers for the ensu
ing year were elected, committees
appointed to have charge of the dif-
i lrent tranches of the work, and the
reports of the retiring officers were
read. From these reports it is evi
dent that the scope, of the work of
the association has enlarged wonder
fully during the past year.
The meeting was presided over by
first vice-Presment Mrs. i,. lenney
Peck, and officers for the coming year
were elected as follows:
Mrs. Richard Ivers, president: Mrs.
U Tenney Peck, first vise-president;
Mrs. G. P. Wilder, second vice-president;
Mrs. S. li. Dole, third vice-president;
Miss Elnora Sturgeon, recor
ding secretary; Mrs. F. M. Swanzy,
financial secretary of kindergarten
department; Mrs. C. B. Wood, treas
urer of kindergarten department;
Mrs. James Bicknell, financial secre
tary of Castle Home department;
Mrs. Harold Dillingham, treasurer of
Castle Home department; D. jW, An
derson, auditor. 'Jt
The report of the hygiene ' depart
ment lor the past year was read by
Miss Craig, showing that 205T kinder
garten children were treated and 240
L?T;es visited. It was-also reported
that 132 children who attend the play
grounds were treated, and 15 homes
3slted. Tbe mast Important work
ot this department is in the preven
tion of disease. The daily attendance
at the playground as shown 1n the re
port which was read by Miss Oleson,
was 1 50 to 250, and about 800 children
enrolled. A campQre club was -organized
among the girls and the girls
were taken for outings and on hikes.
Miss Lawrence In her report spoke
of the work of the association as be
ing'very encouraging, and also gave-a
short talk explaining the Montesorri
system of education from the educa
tors poini of view. During the year
1912 there. have been 1183. pupils en
rolled in the kindergarif n. Miss
Johnson read a very favorable report
on the Castio home and Mrs. Smith)
gave - an account of the . department
which has been added . to the associa- j
tlon under the children's aid division.
The committees for the coming
year were appointed as foUows:
Ways and Means Mrs. M. Phillips,
chairman; Mrs. H. C jColeman, Mrs. ;
Clifton Traeyr Miss JEbabMb Hopper, -
Miss Jessie Kennedy.1"
Fort street Miss' J. Parke, chair
man; Mrs. J. L. McLean, Mrs. A. J.
Campbell, Mrs. W. O. 'Smith, Miss M.
Miller street Mrs. A. V. Eoarcs,
chairman; Mrs. A. F. Cooke, Mrs. L.
13. Ooan, Mrs. E. W. Sutton, Mrs. W.
W. North, Mrs. A. Arledge.
Kauluwela Mrs. A. . F. Wall, chair
man; Miss E. Muthef, Mrs. F. C.
Smith, Mrs. A. Fuller; Mrs. R. A.
Palama Mrs. J. A. Oilman, chair
man; Mrs. J. P. Cooke, Mrs. J. A. Mc
Candless, Mrs. W. L. Moore, Miss
Kakaako Mrs. Theodore Richards,
chairman; Mrs. C. H. Atherton, Mr3.
O. H. Gulick, Miss Kate Atherton,
Miss S. Flaxman.
Kallhi Mrs. G. J. Augur, chair
man; Mrs. M. Campbell, Mrs. H. Dow-
sett, Mrs. Carl Andrews.
Buildings and Grounds Mrs. E. W.
Peterson, chairman; Miss Alice Har
baugh, Mrs. Clarence Cooke, Mrs.
James Dole, Mrs. G. W. Smith.
Playground department Chairman,
Mrs. M. F. Prosser; Mrs. R. R. Reid
ford, Mrs. A. M. Brown, Mrs. R. O.
Matheson, Mrs. A. Afong. Mrs. Geo. C.
Home Placing of Dependent Chil
dren department Mrs. Walter Dil
lingham, chairman; Mrs. Arthur G.
Smith, acting chairman; Mrs. G. P.
Wilder, Mrs. A. L. Castle, Miss Wil
helmina Tenney, Miss Marion Havi
land, Mrs. Jame3 Wilder, Mrs. Willi
am A. Whitney.
Castle Home Department.
Ways and Means .Mrs. E. E. Pax
ton, chairman: Mrs. P. h. Frear. Mrs.
Wallace R. Farrington, Miss B. Castle,
Mrs. Robbins Anderson.
Rules and regulations Mrs. W. E. j
Brown, chairman; Mrs. J. P. Cooke,
Mrs. A. N. Campbell. Mrs. A. Gartley, I
Mrs. A. Lindsay. j
Buildings and grounds Mrs. Ern
est Clark, chairman; Mrs. Edwin Bcn
ner. General Committees.
Advisory for Kindergarten depart
ment Mrs. A. Gartley, Rev. A. V.
Soares. T. Richards. Rev. (). H. Gu
lick, Rev. I). Scudder. Rev. H. Cham
berlain. Advisory for Castle Home depart
ment F. A. S.-haefer. W. R. CaAtl,
F. M. Swanzy, C. H. Atherton.
Publication Miss S. Cross, chair
man: Mrs. A. F. GriffithSj Mios Doro
Reports were presented ? the fin
ancial secretaries and treasurers of
all departments :
For the kindergaiten Receipts,
$1,:J14.33: disbursements. ?Si:;r..0.
For the playground Disburse
For the Castle Home Receipts,
$".92 27; disbursements, $5342.:!!.
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Paul church in Chicago knelt in ihe
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between striking garment workers and
employes who refused to strike. fli
combatants numbered over400.
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