The Queen’s Birthday, 1914.

On this past Wednesday, Queen Liliuokalani’s 76th birthday was celebrated. There was an audience held by [??????]. “Long live! Long live Liliuokalani,” is our prayer.

[The digital images for this newspaper are very bad, and I almost could not find this tiny mention of the Queen's birthday a hundred years ago.]

(Holomua, 9/5/1914, p. 4)

Ma ka Poakolu...

Ka Holomua, Buke I, Helu 49, Aoao 4. Sepatemaba 5, 1914.

Birthday of the Queen, 1902.


There Will be a Great Royal Audience on That Day

Eia Kalani ka omole niho oi,
Ke apu oi nana e hookala ka moku,
Nana e keehi ke kihi o ka malama,
Poele ka moku kaumaha i ke’lii,
Ike’a ka mano ka eleele,
O Kalani kui hono i ka moku,


The coming 2nd of September is the birthday of our dearly beloved Queen, the day that She first arrived and breathed in the sweet air of this world of light, from the loins of Her mother, high chiefess Keohokalole, and She has now reached the age of sixty-four.

O Kama, O Kamalalawalu,
Nolaila mai o Keohokalole,
Nana i hanau o Liliuokalani,
Ke’lii nana i kahiko o Maui la—
Kahiko i Kekaa ka ua Nahua,
Ka ua Nahua, ua Lililehua,
Ua Makaupili, ua Kauaula,
Ua noho iuka o Auwaiawao e—ha,
He ao ole ianei he naaupo,
He kii i ka hai mea i waiho a—i,
E! E! e ala—e—

There will be a great royal audience for the people that day, from Her own makaainana to the people of other ethnicities. There will not be invitations sent out to each person, but it is open to all without hesitation, and there will be but one audience, from the haole, the rich and prestigious of the land all the way to the humble peasants; they are all the same. The only invitation to you all will be this public Announcement by the Aloha Aina inviting all those of this town who have aloha for the monarch. Rise! Get going! Go forth, big man and little man. File along to the royal audience with the Queen.

It is understood that the American Commissioners [the Subcommittee on Pacific Islands and Porto Rico] will be present at this royal audience if they arrive before then. The audience will only be for two hours, from 3 to 5 p. m., Sept. 2, 1902, and Her royal residence at the grounds of Washington Place [Wakinekona Pa]. There will be many beautiful adornments displayed that day at the royal audience. There are new Feather Capes [Ahuula] and Kahili being skillfully crafted by Her own attendants who are skilled at the making of such things, under the guidance of Mrs. Heleluhe. So go and see for yourself, and not just hear about it. There will  not be a meal presented that day, only an audience. The public is invited to go a fill the yard of Washington Palace until it overflows, showing the love for the alii.  This will be shown once more in the paper of this coming week.

(Aloha Aina, 8/23/1902, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 34, Aoao 1. Augate 23, 1902.

Labor Day, 1920.


More than a thousand laborers of all trades all came together in the parade to celebrate Labor Day [La o na Limahana] in this town. The picture on the top left, are the men of the carpenter’s union in the parade; to the right are the men of the streetcar union. Below, in the center, is some of the crowd gathered on the Palace Grounds to listen to the speeches; on the left is Mrs. Estelle Baker, one of the speakers; and on the right is Mayor John H. Wilson.

(Kuokoa, 9/10/1920, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 37, Aoao 1. Sepatemaba 10, 1920.

Eliza Kaipoleimanu Opiopio passes away, 1914.


Mr. Editor of the Kilohana, much Aloha between us:—Please place in an open space of the Pride of the Nation [ka Hiwahiwa a ka Lahui], my lamentation for my beloved wife, Mrs. Eliza Kaipoleimanu Opiopio, who left me, her husband, grieving alone for her.

Oh my dearly beloved wife, alas I will never more hear your voice; and see your last breath, auwe, I am in misery over your leaving me!

My dearly beloved wife was born on the 4th of November of the year 1895, at Kakaako, Honolulu, Oahu; by Hanaukama Hugo (m) and Lilia Kahiao (f), and she was educated at Kawaiahao Girls’ School [Kula Kaikamahine o Kawaiahao], and on the 20th of December 1913, she was joined to me in the covenant of marriage at Kawaiahao Church by Rev. H. Parker.

She let out her last breath on the 3rd of August, 1914, at the Kapiolani Maternity Home [Home Hoohanau Keiki Kapiolani], and left me bemoaning her alone along with our daughter. So that makes more than 7 months of our living together in the holy covenant of marriage, when she left this life. Therefore, she was 18 years old and some when she left this life.

She was a kind woman, mature, and righteous, who cared for the cleanliness of her household, and remained this way until her eternal rest through summers and winters.

Therefore, from the side of the widower, I offer my appreciation and boundless appreciation to the many friends and acquaintances for their gifts of flowers which they adorned the body of my wife, and also to everyone who bear with me in this time of sadness and grief, for my beloved who has passed onto the next world.

Please take this expression of appreciation, and it is God in His infinite kindness, and He in his unmatched Aloha, that will give his blessings upon us, one and all.

From me, the husband who is left without a wife, and our lei who is left without a mother.


[Who would have thought I would have randomly put up this obituary only to look back and see that I randomly put up their marriage announcement a year back. I wonder what happened to their daughter...]

(Kuokoa, 8/14/1914, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Augate 14, 1914.

Birthdays celebrated in August, 1902.


August is a month in which many were born: Miss Elizabeth M. Meek [Elizabeth Mahiehieili Meek], Aug. 12; Alexander K. Nawahi [Alexander Kaeeokalani Nawahi], Aug. 14; Miss E. Kilohana Thurtson [Elizabeth Mahiai Kilohana Thurston], Aug. 21; Mrs. Kuaihelani Paka [Abigail Kuaihelani Maipinepine Campbell Parker], Mrs. Mary Mooheau, Mrs. Mary Balaunu [Mary Brown], Aug. 22; Miss Amalia Kaeamakie Winston [Amalia Augusta Kaeamakie Winston] (grandchild of our friend F. J. Testa), Aug. 28. This is a lucky month indeed; three great women were born on the same day.

(Aloha Aina, 8/23/1902, p. 5)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 34, Aoao 5. Augate 23, 1902.

Mrs. Kaukeano Kanahele passes, 1914.


Like a puff of smoke that appears and disappears, so did the merciless hand of death fetch the living breath of my wife Mrs. Kaukeano Kanahele and took her from me, hiding her face in the dark clouds, and it is for her that I continually weep, with unforgettable memories, but my thoughts are lightened because of my faith…


…that she is with her Father in heaven, for it is He who giveth and He who then taketh away, blessed be his name.

We were joined in the sacred covenant of matrimony in Kawela, Molokai in the year 1884, and we lived in aloha together for twenty-nine years. Everyday of her life, she was welcoming, a open-hearted mother, kind, and all friends who visited her home were important to her; she was a mother who was a great help in all things.

She was a member of Kaumakapili Church; she was always vigilant in things pertaining to her faith during her life with her friends, and all the brethren who stood with Jesus were important to her.

She was a member of the Christian Endeavor [Ahahui C. E.] of Kaumakapili, and was a student of the Sunday School, and a kokua for the Church.

My dear wife left me and our children, grandchildren, all the family; I think of my patient companion of this life, but I give my great appreciation to Jehovah, God, our Lord.

In grief,


(Kuokoa, 1/9/1914, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 9, 1914.

More happenings in Lahaina, 2014.

I found this on the Hawaiian Historical Society Facbook page. It sounds like it could be an interesting time in Lahaina on the 6th of September. And it is manuahi!

Kaulana Na Pua: Recovering Native Heroes

Aloha history folk! The Lāhainā Public Library will be hosting a free illustrated history presentation by HHS Board member Ron Williams Jr. PhD on Saturday 6 September at the library on Front Street at 10:45 am. The presentation is titled “Kaulana Nā Pua: Recovering Native Heroes. Lāhainā as a Center of Native Patriotism” and will focus on highlighting mostly unknown native patriots who’s lives and accomplishments are being rediscovered through research in the Hawaiian-language archive. If youʻre nearby, go talk story!