Kanaina estate auction, 1882.


The Estate Executor of the deceased C. Kanaina will be put up for auction at Aliiolani Hale, when 12 noon arrives of

Wednesday, July 26, 1882

these items:

1 oil raincoat [kapa uweke]
1 painted portrait of Lunalilo
1 painted portrait of Lunalilo as a child
1 drawing of the Duke of Genoa
1 gold watch
1 ahuula

W. C. Parke
Executor of C. Kanaina

July 11, 1882.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 7/15/1882, p. 2)


Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke V, Helu 28, Aoao 2. Iulai 15, 1882.

Estate sale of Charles Kanaina, 1882.

[Found under: “NEWS OF THE WEEK.”]

At the sale of the effects of some of the late Charles Kanaina, the feather cloak was purchased by the Government for $1,200. Her Majesty Queen Dowager Emma was a competitor for this cloak, the actual money value of which, if calculated on the basis of cost, it would be difficult to estimate. This cloak belonged to Kalaimamahu, the father of Kekauluohi, who was the wife of Kanaina and mother of the late King Lunalilo. Two portraits, one of Lunalilo and the other of Kekauluohi, were also bought by the Government for $100 each. That of Lunalilo was painted by Norwegian artist, named Jurgensen. The painter of the toher is not known.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 7/29/1882, p. 3)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XXVII, Number 5, Page 3. July 29, 1882.

More information sought on Opukahaia and others by the pastor in Cornwall, Connecticut, 1895.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII”]

Who are these people:—The pastor at Cornwall, Conn, where the missionary school was built in 1817, dearly wants to know the personal stories of these students from Hawaii. 1, Opukahaia; 2, Honolii; 3, Kanui; 4, Kaumualii; 5, Hopu; 6, Alohekaa; 7, Kupalii; 8, Haia; 9, Ilipuaa; 10, Kaleiula; 11, Kamahoula [? Kamohoula]; 12, Kapoo; 13, Kapoli; 14, Komo [? Kemo]; 15, Kapali [? Kapuhi]. Those who know, could they please send the stories pertaining to these boys, or perhaps others, to C. M. Hyde, P. O. Box 67 [pahu leta 67], Honolulu.

(Kuokoa, 5/11/1895, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIV, Helu 19, Aoao 3. Mei 11, 1895.

Happy Birthday, Aunty! 2016.


Patience Wiggin is a Japanese baby who is two years old. She was born on Kauai. There are many children in her family, and ten days after the birth of this little girl, her mother passed away. Her father is poor. After fighting with destitution and troubles, he returned the tiny girl to the Children’s Hospital, for he knew he could not care for this child.

The news was told to Miss Lucy Ward about Patience. Her job is to find homes for children like this small girl. So she began to go around searching for a home. She found Mrs. Wiggin, a Hawaiian, who wanted to adopt [hookama] a child. Mrs. Wiggin’s mind was delighted to find a baby of a different ethnicity, and welcomed in Patience. So the young girl gained a fine home and a kind mother.

The Humane Society is one of 23 associations that is provided with funds that are collected for United Welfare [Pono Lokahi] drive. This is something which promotes good will between the different ethnicities of Hawaii nei, and it will provide homes for Japanese orphans and also for children of other races.

Efforts to raise funds will begin on November 28 and continue for two days. This year the goal to be collected is $275,000, and from that sum, the Humane Society will receive $2211.

[For and earlier post, click here. And for even more on Aunty, click here.

If it wasn’t for the young girl in the story, I certainly would not be doing this blog. Hauoli la hanau e Aunty Pat! O KU O KA!!]

(Kuokoa, 11/25/1921, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 47, Aoao 4. Novemaba 25, 1921.

A name song for Keelikolani, jointly composed, 1863.


He anana’la i ka loa o Alakai,
Ke kuhi la he koke aku o Maunahina,
He liuliu Waialeale na ke a—nui,
He anu ka ka nahele o Aipo,
O ke kupilikii aku ia hina i Maunahina—,
Hina i ka hoona rama a ke aloha,
I ka ae hakoko a ka manao,
E pilia la i ke moe he kanaka—i—a,
He kanaka ia ua hele ia ka malama,
Hana ia iho i mio kou aloha—e—a.

Na Lilipi.

Owau e hele i ka papa o Apua,
Ke kuhi la he ale wai ko Maukele,
He pali mai hoi, Holei na ka u—a,
He ua ka ka waimaka e kulu nei,
He milimili hoi ka loko o kuu aloha—e—a,
Aloha i ka liko ohia o Puulena,
I ke-a hanu i na makani ka o lua,
Ua loa Kauonahunahu i ke a—nu,
E anu la i ka nui o ke aloha,
Ua pelepulu ua mauna i ka manao—e—a. Continue reading

The birthday of Princess Ruta Keelikolani Keanolani Kanahoahoa Muolaulani Keikiheleloa Keanohalia Kaleonahenahe Kohalikolani, 1871.

The birthday of Muolaulani.—In a report we received, we learned some things about the birthday of the Royal Governess Keelikolani. We were informed that on the past 9th, that was the day she gave delightful parties, for the day that her mother Pauahi suffered the pangs of labor and gave birth to her. A bit before her birthday, she set up a great lanai a hundred feet or more in length on the grounds of Hulihee Palace, on the right side of the building in the front of Haleolelo. This was large enough for over three hundred people. Her retainers and her people were those who filled out the party. And the taro that she farmed in those days of famine in the year of ’70 was the taro at the feast. Long live the land of the calm of the billowy clouds white like hinano blossoms.

[This reminded me of a video I recently saw on Facebook, speaking of another Haleolelo, this one on the other side of Hawaii Island, giving honor to the Princess and what she stood for. Click here for Oiwi TV’s video featuring Haleolelo.]

(Au Okoa, 2/16/1871, p. 3)


Ke Au Okoa, Buke VI, Helu 44, Aoao 3. Feberuari 16, 1871.

Birthday of Kamehameha IV, 1862.

Orders of the General
[Kauoha Alihikaua]

1. This coming Sunday, the 9th of this month, is the birthday of King Kamehameha IV; therefore, it is commanded that at 8 o’clock that morning, the Hawaiian Flag will be raised at Punchbowl [Puowaina], and at the residence of the Honorable M. Kekuanaoa, the Governor, and on the other Flag Poles of the Nation. All of the Flags will be taken down at sunset that day.

Because the birthday of the King will fall on a Sunday, therefore, the celebration of the King’s birthday will be postponed until the following Monday, that being the 10th.

2. The Hawaiian Flags will again be raised, as was stated above. 21 guns will be shot off at the rising of the sun, and at 12 noon, and also at the setting of the sun.

3. All of the Military Officers and the King’s personal Guards are to wear their gold-trimmed uniforms [kapa kula] and their swords. The Officers shall be smartly uniformed until sunset.

By the order of the General.

John O. Dominis.
Adjutant General [Akukana Kenelala].

War Department [Keena Kaua],
Feb. 5, 1862.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 2/6/1862, p. 3)


Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Feberuari 6, 1862.