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SUNDAY ADVERTISER, AUGUST 21, 1904.
V" 1 Y HAWAIIAN . . P1TAL1TY t 0 0 Editor Advertiser: 1 , S-S-Sfc I scale had been made. I had two men in charge of tne 300 torches and the pack ed horses tor the same. I wo more cared tor the tram ot eatables and armKaDiea and four more bringing horses and Con cord buggy ar. J double team of black horses. Here the hula kept up all night and no sleep coulu be had. Aftfr hi-f-a L-fnt the nvt mnrttimr the procession took up its way to Wai- 0 j kane to Mr. Kamealoha's place. I drove - ! tii Onppn !-iiHinr1 mv H1aL- crrjn anH lift V r;p-iH the Tnn Tr, a " . -r , .mjSmciicu uic , numor ana joviality sat on every leaiure inena tne rion. (no. A. tnmmin?. which hpaven mA a . t- l .-n- I , ... J.- . .. J - V T m r. win K f ' t ' i - . l" u,m. u ana Wltn on ana meie tne procession , - ? . ii"cc iimiurea torcnes Durned all nieht. mnrfp t mv. to its Hest nntinn at the inree set ot hula dancers and singers next station. Her Majesty appeared very .iiScu wun eacn otner through the much gratified at the numerous rnght and davlight found the hula still expressions of good will and once re- ti j entertainment lasted three marked to me that if I had caused her to whole days and nights. At 8 a. m. two be elected she assuredly would have ap- tableS Suf ficient for the acrnmmndatinn ma nno f Uar mlnKterc T rp- of two hundred guests were spread for plied that although my father "was an j 6 iuc preparation oi poi, nsn Englishman he believed it was tor tnei ot many- kinds and served in many forms best interests of the country that there ; A T UA 1 J i . . . x uaim ju iicic- ana rock-er were tirr fmm ,,: .i. t j i i n-Jt'i rlirirttif,.-! nf I j .1 ... .vn ine Ueen oeninu mv uiac. span ana "ti Sfiid of O rTl! 1" i!V"".ahe rear;. lights ; mother followed in her carry-all. Good of your old time subscribers and also will show the malihinis how the Hawai ians entertained. Yours truly, JAS. W. GIRVIN. 0 0 On Oct. 10th, 1875, I rer. -jived a letter from H. M. Queen Emma stating that she wished to see me. As I had op posed her election ani she knew I had been very instrumental in securing the election of H. M. K&lakaua, on calling at her town house I was agreeably sur prised at the pleasant reception she. gave me. However, her husband, the late King Kamehameha IV. and I had been schoolmates and intimate friends and during his reign I had frequently en tertained him at Waimanalo and on more than one occasion I had the opportunity of doing some kindnesses for Her Maj esty. She made no mention of the past opposition to her but asked me to ac company her on a tour around the Island of Oahu. I had always honored and respected Her Majesty above all the Princes it had been my fortune to meet and I have known all from the days of Kamehameha III. to the present time, and I resolved to make her tour of the island one of great pleasure and comfort to her as well as one of note in Hawaiian history. I am also a chief, descended on my mo ther's side, from the same line of chiefs in- Puna, Hawaii, from which sprang Kamehameha I. and Kalakaua. Being familiar with the sports of the Hawaiians and somewhat posted in Ha waiian mythology and occult mysteries as well as being an adeot at fishing and the preparation of the foods of the peo ple, I knew I could make her tour a pleasant one. At that time I had consid erable resources at command, being the konohiki, or lord of Waimanalo, and owner of hundreds of horses and cattle. The Queen asked me to fix a date con venient to me for tie beginning of the grand tour and requested me to take charge of all the details of the proces sion. . I decided that Guv Fawkes' Day, the 5th of November, should be the day of leaving Honolulu. Notices were put in the papers and also posters sent to dif ferent parts of the Island fixing dates at which the cavalcade would arrive and I endeavored to meet all those arrange ments. On that day in ricV'ng down Niiuanu 'Avenue from Waimanalo at 6:30 a. m. I 'saw a great many men, women and children carrying baskets and bundles of leis, some of ilima, some of marigolds, some of lehua blossoms and of ahihi done up in wrappers of ti-leaf or of banana. Lei lehua ahihi woven with maiie; hala fruit leis done up in solid bundles as pai-ai or hard poi is put up, all being carried to their gracious Queen Emma. I had breakfast with Her Majesty and her mother, at which were present, Peter Kaeo, Kunuiakpa, and other high chiefs at 7 a. m. ' At this hour the city and surrounding, country was covered "with mist and a light rain was falling in the valleys, and as tne sun snone on tnem 0 1 as dried, lawalued, fried, broiled, etc., should be a king at the head of the had occupied the services of several good nation rather than a Queen and that it stewards, and good stewards among the was preferable that American influence Hawaiians are adepts at such luaus. : should sway the throne rather than Eng- Amongst the good things Hawaiians lish as we feared it would be if ve relish most is hmu, or sea-weed and at elected Her Majesty. Also that I had this luau a great many kinds were serv- asked her what her wishes were on a to mention the names of which former occasion and she had assured me VVOUld Olllv be COnfusint?. Natiirallv fnr- ch A'A nn mntAmnlotp hoi'no- a r-rn- eign delicacies were not neglected and didate for election to the throne. Ar- j 6 tea, cottee, chocoiate. cake, bread and riving at Kamealoha's place through six uutier, meats ot ail kinds were served magnificent arches ot evergreen we O in profusion as called for at each feast, found preparations to entertain a thou- for it was a round of feasts. After sand people. Her Majesty and party A breakfast all parties proceeded to amuse were here assured of a most hearty wel- j themselves in such manner as life in the come. Without being tautological I can X country1 afforded. : Probably half of the say that the immensity of leis of hala- Y party went to the mountains to gather fruit and others that was prepared for T maile, awapi.hi, ohawai, palapalai and our adornment was stupendous. To de-1 Y hala fruit to make leis for the afternoon, scribe the great fish prepared in many j The other half remained at home and I styles, both raw, dried and cooked, the . 0 perpared some rare fishing sports. It hogs, poultry and delicious comestible was a great day with the fishermen, . would take more space tfianT can afford tthft fvrp! in thtit ri t-fr rf V, ic-lo rA iu u . U 1... ,J'orv1-.., Quantities of fish of many kinds were ed by her people deserves. Notwith- 1 hra of sweet potatoes rice, hogs, very large and fine looking man and had caught Her Majest" and most of the standing the immense number to be fed ! ysh' w and cooked; more than enough a great local reputation. He had about party had a sea-bath and . witnessed the hookupus or gifts of food had in-J.r hve nundred people for four days, fifty fathoms of small line and two horse sports on the water before returning to creased the store of provisions to such ; Herf saw some Pe largest 010s a men, the intention being to pull the canoe Mauna Rose. Among the fish caught an extent that from there I was com- most .delicious fisb. which we had on the just inside the breakers, parallel with the were honu or turtle, ula, opihi, okala, pelled to send bv the schooner "Rob rand toun Crowds of people joined us beach for a distance of four miles. The uhu, palani, hee, lole. ohua, manini; ku- Rov" to Her Majesty's residence in Ho- 1 ne.r some leadinS pack-horses loaded beach terminated at his house where he mu and others. Fisherman Malohee holulu nine live hoes, eieht bundJes of Wltn "si ?uerar cane' bananas, cocoa- had prepared a fine luau for the Queen and his large eang of women and men dried mullet, six balrels poi. two dozen m,u?' dried rVm- cv etc- epting Her and party. Her Majesty declined to go wnn sweeping nets caught lots ot moi, fowls, etc.. etc. Kamealoha had two MH. .set 1 w?fs -H H :-v Jf. -;i;wr rCt'!"" "4- COURT CAMOES, A. O. F. sandfish, akule. and others, the sweep- large thatch houses and a large school ers covering a distance ot hve miles of house" at his command for sleeping quar beach from Muliwaiolena to Puukiloia. ters and had erected an immense lanai In the meantime I had a gang of for the luau. He was a well to do citi men at work preparing the work of zen and as generous and hospitable as opening the dam at Puha River which any whom we met on the grand tour, had been stopped up on purpose for this At night the torches burned and the hula day's sport. Here Her Majesty and the went on and joviality and free inter royal party witnessed some rare sport, course was the rule, namely the "Puewai of Puha W5aima-I , KaHANA. nalo. It had not been seen by kings or After breakfast the next day, all feel- Majesty and a few others all went in in the canoe with Keaunui but said she bathing in the Iarce river there. PUNALUU. pel us and flew through the water. Her Majesty enjoyed the perilous surf-ride although she was wet through and through when we landed at Keanui's house. Eight strapping kanakas lifted the canoe and both of us out of the sea and carried us up to the house at Ka paka. Koolauloa. Although Keaunui had his feast ready we had to go up to Ka liuwaa waterfall to bathe and get the would go with me. We got out of the brine off and chanee our clothiner. The buggy and I purchased 125 fathoms of natives carried both the Queen and-my-line at a Chinese store and one of mv clf tn Tfaliiiwaa tTpt-fla tVi fluwri's n.ncr a w e urwKUbi' mc prmcsiuu ooys took the kinks out.ot it. 1 had it mother: remained at Kapaka, until our -'"- jcaij uui in diiticuL nines was innumerable rainbows and in some in stances double rainbows were produced which some pronosticated an auspicious commencement of our pageant. I had brought in some of my best horses and gave Her Mai est" an animal . of fine pedigree named "Kekonikauaika nahele" for her sole use and which she rode throughout the journey. He ap- peared to realize that he was carrying Royalty and although cavorting from side to side and making as much of an exhibition as a good horse can do he was as gentle as any lady would wish. KULIOUOU AND MAKAPUU After breakfast the cavalcade was put in order. It consisted of one hundred and -fort v women, dressed in the bright est colors the stores of Honolulu afford ed and the impression as we swept through the streets of the city was gor geous. Her Majesty and myself led the procession followed bv her mother and other chiefs. The streets of Honolulu were thronged with people to witness the grand sight and it would, appear that the whole citv and many from the country had turned out to see the departure. We rode down Nuuanu street and along King and up onto Beretania and out towards Kamoiliili. At Kuliouou we were entertained at luncheon by Mr. and Mrs. Pico. They had provided air the luxuries to which foreigners are accus tomed and also a -magnificent luau for the natives. The food was exceedingly plentiful and much more than was neces sary, even for so large a number. -We cot awav from there at I p. m. and crossed the Pali at Makapuu. Having descended the precipice the royal party saw a sight such as they had not ex pected and as will never be seen in Hawaii again.. Six mounted knights m red costumes and red visor. torches, presented arms to the Queen. As the procession wended its way on ward every three hundred yards a motto in the Hawaiian language presented it self, welcoming Her Majesty to the Koo laus. No two of these mottoes were alike and some were from , the ancient hidden tongue known only to the chiefs. Thee letters were constructed of com bustibles 'and burned until the whole cavalcade had reached "Mauna Rose, a distance of four miles from Makapuu pali. All the arrangements for welcom ing the Queen had been made by me or through mv orders. WAIMANALO. I had erected two very large lanais, which were covered with cocoa palm leaves, either one of which would have seated 200 guests. At 5:30 P- m- Her Majesty, the chiefs and the whole party sat down to a feast of all the good things of which Hawaiians are so fond. At 8:0 p. m. the luau was over and the hula began. I had made arrange ments for illuminations and fireworks, one of the greatest sources of enjoyment of the people. An opening of 20 feet or more having been made in the dam, the water rushed out at the rate of 30 knots or more. The bore or surge caused was very high. ing refreshed, the procession took up its journey for Kahana. Here a Chinese, Apakana and his Ha waiian wife. Mary, a sister to Kamakini, received us all verv w-armly and had made great preparations for our enter Only two men and two women dared to tainment. To see two hundred horses play on this water surf, called Pue-wai. 1 tied out in the grounds and their ac One strong man of fine form went across coutrements on fences and trees, alone and back riding on the tip end of his was a novelty, inis toreigner. Apa.Kana, malo. This was the grand sport of the seemed to vie w ith the Hawaiian in his day and was the subject of comment by endeavor to entertain took up its journey to Punaluu. Here were three very large thatch houses. The natives there had a hui of ownership in common and we remained with them two days, but were no burden to them as we carried so large a store of provisions. made fast close to the fore out-rigger of return. This waterfall is also one of the the canoe so that it forced the canoe out historical points on the island of Oahu about 100 fathoms. I had nothing on about which many legends are told, but a malo and broad brimmed straw hat ! After swimming, high jumping, diving The Queen left her shoes and stockings ! and other sports in which the large and cot into the canoe and sat down ' rrnwH ioinpH in th hpantifnl nool the-rp. . The hula and speech making was kept holding firmly by the out-rigger. The refreshing drinks were passed around going continually and it was the noisiest beach was crowded with people tp wit-1 there amidst great hilarity. The pool is place we found in the grand tour, even ness the great sight of a Queen taking about fifty feet across, very cold and tne Chinese adding to tne oin wnn tneir a perilous ride in the surr. 1 had two quite deep. nrecracKers. ine ieastmg appeareu tu good horses at the end ot the long rope be continuous. The provisions multi- and gave the canoe a strong shove out! plied to such an extent that I was com- ' to sea and jumped in at the same time, pelled to send by a schooner from there The horses went full speed atOng the to Honolulu with ten bags rice, ten bar- beach. I turned mv oaddle tin and kent everv Hawaiian luxnrv that could be rels poi. ten bags sweet potatoes, ten hogs the canoe out the full length of the rope, ' desired. We left there quite late but. and pigs and two dozen fowls, land the speed must have been thirty many of our party had gone ahead to We left there on Wednesday morning knot- Then I played with the Queen, i Hauula, Mr. Lane's place. We did not intending to make Lane's place at Hau- dipping the out-rigger into the sea which arrive until 10 n. m. and the whole party rrcd tnem an up ana HAUULA AND LAIEMALOO. On our return to Keaunui's we enjoyed the great feast he had prepared. He had sented each of these four with $100 and four pair of red blankets. Hee-Pue-Wai was a bye-word for several days there after. At four o'clock p. m. the whole party augmented by many from the Koolau district sat down to a beautiful and elaborate dinner. Four chief stewards looked after tne Welfare of the guests and two chefs de cuisine took charge of the foreign part of the entertainment. Amongst the provisions prepared were ten hogs, one whole bullock cooked in different styles, ducks and turkeys jn quantity; also fish of all descriptions served in as many imaginable ways. Dur ing the night one table was kept supplied with food and drinkables, On the sec ond night the bonfires on the mountain side were kept up all night. The second breakfast was not so well attended, many of the guests having in dulged too freely in fresh pork. On the 7h inst. I decided to give an exhibition of my trained horses, and "other sports were also introduced at Hu nananiho. I had then eleven trained horses in training, all of which were thoroughbred, tinder four jockeys. All who loved horses had a treat in witness ing the races. At four p. m. another .huge dinner was spread but still many were missing on account of over-indulgence in the good things. Every day while the Queen was at Waimanalo large quantities of fish of all description were brought in. After breakfast many felt inclined to sleep or Jie around the lanais, but Her Majesty had more endurance and rode and drove about the country. I taught Her Majesty how to use the rirle and she did some ex cellent shooting, on several occasions smashing a bottle at 140 yards and could cut a twine with a rirle ball at a long distance. The people from all parts of the Koo lau districts kept arriving all the time and bringing in their hookupu. or gifts, of food-stuffs. New hula dancers also presented themselves as the reputation for the distribution of prizes spread throughout the island. I had to send much of the eatables away to Judge Pii's house at Kaneohe where the next station of the procession was to be. Notwith standing the great concourse of people to be' entertained my work was made comparatively easy by the genial disposi tion of the people and the faculty Ha waiians have of caring for themselves. The presence of the Queen forbade any rudeness or exuberance of spirits or boisterous mirth or quarreling amongst this large number of guest:s. KANFOHE. After another grand breakfast on the eighth the whole- party being readv we made a start for Kaneohe by way of J Alele. It was a great crowd, all on ; horseback and all dressed in bright col ors with beautiful leis. The cavalcade was led by the six mounted knights in red with their burning torches. Many people stood on the Pali to watch the -course o the procession. At the boundary of Wailea I had an immense bonfire. Here I had erected an immense arch or hoop of fire fifteen feet high through which each member of the . party was compelled to ride. The hoopj was covered with gunny sacks saturated . in kerosene and then covered with ieie j vine. At high noon Her Majesty and 1 j rode through this hoop of fire followed ' by the balance of the procession. We thus left the boundary of my land ot Waimanalo behind and were in Kailua and had a view of our own party on the plain of Alele. WAIKANE. I At Judge Pii's house at Kaneohe great . prepartions for entertaining on a grand rank. The feast he and his wife spread out was ample for twice the number of our party although our numbers appeared to steadilv increase. 1 here was a ple- Her Majesty and ula that night and had forwa'rded much threw the spray over us causing a rain- j were tired. I stirt nsurate with her 1 of oar provisions' and paraphernalia bow to those on the beach. The Chinese j got the hula peopl oil .;-rA Lr At:... :-fn rAmmoncntc with hpr of oar provisions and parannernana uowiuutouh uicucdui. mc umracui me nuia pec.pie 10 maKe a jioise. Sk S8k vJ,v-' J&$& WB& Vnok Wft xilfe Ng .siiP ' Did it ever occur to you that your t I time? there When ubout to start from runa- lett tneir rice neias to see tnis great sun- : iir. Lane and wite were very mucn an- luu one of the principal natives, Keaunui, riding. In the canoe the Queen only , noyed at us for being so slow in arriving invited the Queen to take a surf-ride in was visible. We had the rushing of the as the luau had been ready some hours his two and one-half canoe. He was a surf and the speed of the horse-? to pro- t before. However they got up a nice breaktast tor all the next morning and wet got the procession started for Laje maloo. Here J. W. Kupau entertained us. He had eight large houses and one large lanai. Here we met the great hula man, Kapuaokahala and his three daugh ters. He had the reputation of being the greatest hula player in Hawaiinei. We remained here two nights and had a grand time. All the residents of the neighborhood flocked to see the royal . train and they camped out under the hau and hala trees. There was an abundance f. of fat hogs and pigs, beef, poultry and fish. There was much steam consumed by the camp-followers so as to keep everything going lively. The different kinds of hula, as puniu, alaa, papa, uli uli, paili, paiumauma, etc. were witness ed as performe?r" by this old time hula master. I had to take this crowd of hula singers to Honolulu with us to keep up the merriment of the party, and sent the old crowd back to their homes in Kane ohe, Mokapu, Kailua and Kaaawa. This new party of hula singers and performers got the whole procession in good humor. Here the Queen bought lots Of blankets and calico for the poor people and many shirts called uewahine and gave them to them after breakfast on the second day. We got away for Kahuku where Judge Kaluhi entertained us. This is the land of the hala tree. We had four very large houses, and all the" walks around and from house to house were covered w ith 'matting called us. Every one took care of his own horse and all were wel come. The viands were most abundant. At night I had all the torches burning which lighted up all Kahuku. Our party by this time had increased to over three hundred and the visitors and friends from the neighborhood was very large. During the midnight luau I sent word around through the people that there should be no one leaving here for Wai mea or Waialua who had not a wreath of hala-fruit and that we would leave after breakfast on the morrow. This caused a scramble to the woods in the dark to gather the fruit for the leis. By daybreak everv one had a hala lei on and we got for Waialua. Her Majesty, her mother and I drove in carriages but the hundreds were on horseback. In all our traveling we had had no rain but now we struck a heaw shower near Judge Kalanipoo's house at Waimea where we stopped and enjoyed his hospitality. He had more than sufficient preparation for all our 300 and odd people. The weather cleared up and we got off to . Waialua. Judge Kalanipoo sent twa ox carts loaded with provisions on ahead which were left at Ukoa-makaha. Waia lua at Kaleikini's place- Her Majesty and I lead the procession but I had two of my best horesmen as out-riders who maintained discipline. Great prepara tions had been made by Kaleikini assist ed by Mrs. Apakana for entertaining the great party. WAIALUA. WATPIO AND MOANA LUA. We remained at Waialua four days. No sooner had we arrived than the na tives, men, women and children and loaded ox-carts from all directions began to arrive with their hookupus. I had more provisions than I knew what to ; do with. Some of these were for my- ' self but I passed them ail over to the Queen. Amomt the hookupus was a box of white geese, marked on the out side "Keoni Kamaki." Taking it for j granted it was for me I gave it to the Queen. It developed afterwards that the (Continued b Far -t Did it ever occur to you that your watch was due some attention and care? STOP a moment and think of the stupendous amount of work performed by this wonderful article. DO YOU KNOW a watch balanc gives 300 vibrations every minute, 18,- 000 every hour, 432,000 every day, and; 157,680,000 every year; ' NOW doesn't it seem reasonable that your watch should have a little oil at least once a year, and be cleaned be fore it stops? ' A FEW FACTS to set you think- ing: At each vibration a watch balance rotates 1 1-4 times wmcn mak-es yj 100,000 every year. For comparison, take a locomotive with 6-foot driving wheels, making the same number oi rpvnliumnc ivmtlH travel twentv-eiiiht times around, the earth. 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