Look at what is happening soon after the overthrow, 1893.

THE BEAUTIFUL FLAG OF HAWAII.

MAY YOU WAVE FOREVER.

You may obtain the glorious flag of our land from the hands of the Secretary of the Hawaii Holomua, Mr. Thomas. K. Nakanaela. All those who have aloha for the Independence of the Land, come and get flags for yourself lest they run out.

(Hawaii Holomua, 4/3/1893, p. 2)

KA HAE NANI O HAWAII.

Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 192, Aoao 2. Aperila 3, 1893.

Duke has a hard name to pronounce… 1918.

WHEN IT COMES TO A SWIMMING RACE, Duke Kahanamoku is as hard to beat as his name is to pronounce, and then some. Experts say this world’s champion is the last word of perfection in sprint swimming.

(Evening Public Ledger, 8/24/1918, p. 20)

WHEN IT COMES TO A SWIMMING RACE...

Evening Public Ledger and The Evening Telegraph, Volume IV, Number 294, Page 20. August 24, 1918.

Duke on the American Olympic Team, 1912.

HAWAIIAN ATHLETE.

Duke Kahanamoku.

Athletes of the United States are looking to Duke Kahanamoku, full-blooded Hawaiian, as the only man on the Olympic team from this country who has a chance to win a place in the swimming events.

Kahanamoku is one of the best swimmers ever developed in Hawaii. The warm waters there make it possible to spend the whole day in the surf without becoming chilled, and from childhood the Hawaiians swim more than they walk, that is the younger ones do.

Duke has been tried out repeatedly and his speed and endurance won him a place on Uncle Sam’s Olympic team.

(Day Book, 7/3/1912, p. 29)

HAWAIIAN ATHLETE.

The Day Book, Volume 1, Number 240, Page 29. July 3, 1912.

Restoration Day celebration, day number 4! 1844.

On Saturday, Aug. 3—Gov. Kekuanaoa gave a rural feast at the village of Waikiki, to his Majesty and court. A rustic arbor, with flags over head, was prepared under the beautiful grove of Ko [Kou] trees. The table was 100 feet long, well laid out, and accommodated 81 guests. The feast was cooked altogether in the Hawaiian style, and consisted of 17 different dishes, some of which were excellent.

(Polynesian, 8/10/1844, p. 47)

On Saturday...

The Polynesian, New Series, Volume 1.—Number 12, Page 47. August 10, 1844.

Restoration Day celebration, day number 3! 1844.

THIRD DAY, AUGUST 2D.

At 4 o’clock, P. M., the guests re-assembled at Mauna Kilika, and formed in nearly the same order of procession as the day before; being this day joined by the ladies of His Majesty’s naturalized subjects—Executive officers—to whom places were courteously assigned, immediately succeeding their Majesties. On this day, no order prescribed the dresses of the ladies, and they consulted their own fanices. The display was rich, and, in contrast with the uniforms of the soldiery, pleasing and highly creditable to their tastes. The entertainment went off with great spirit, and the utmost good humor prevailed. After the regular toasts to their Majesties, the King and Queen, to the Premier, and high officers of State, were given, others rapidly followed, succeeded by short and pithy addresses, which occasioned great applause. On this occasion, the Hon. G. P. Judd, Governor Young, Mr. Ii, J. Ricord, Esq., and Mr. J. F. B. Marshall, spoke: the latter gentleman alluded, with great feeling, to the high commission with which he had been entrusted by His Majesty, the past year, and the respect with which the Envoys of His Majesty, had been received abroad; and concluded with the following sentiment:—

“A speedy return, and hearty welcome to Mess. Haalilio and Richards.”

The dinner was prolonged for several hours, and the house illuminated. In the evening, four veterans of the father of his present Majesty, were introduced, who having seated themselves before the King and Queen, and Premier, after the old Hawaiian custom, with their calabash drums between their legs, commenced a mele, accompanying their song with rapid, and very skillful, manipulations upon their drums, and gesticulations expressive of the sentiment of their song, which was commemorative of the deeds of his warrior father, and in praise of himself and the Premier. These men are almost the only ones remaining who understand the chanting of their ancient meles after this manner, and one of them, from nineteen years disuse, failed before the conclusion. Liholiho, in his reign, kept them constantly about his person, but the taste for their exercises, seems to have almost altogether declined, as but little interest was manifested, by the guests generally, in the performance. It was interesting, however, as a relic of the past, and from its analogy to a custom of the Celtic tribes of Europe, in their era of barbarism. The pleasures of the evening were not confined to the walls of the banqueting house; a numerous crowd was assembled outside, diverted by the music of the band.

At 8 o’clock, P. M. a salute was fired from Punch-bowl, with very grand effect [not legible because of fold in paper] cloud rested over the hill, and when the guns belched forth their thunder in quick succession, lighting up the hill by their flashes, and shaking the houses beneath with their heavy reverberations, it required no lively imagination to fancy that the old crater had awakened from its slumber of ages, and was about to pour a fiery flood upon the town beneath.

Soon after, the troops were re-formed, and His Majesty and the court proceeded to the house of the young chiefs, where the company were very agreeably entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Cooke, the teachers of the Royal children; and by the princes and princesses themselves, by their performances on the piano, and social music, both of which was highly creditable to themselves, and gratifying to their parents. The Royal party next proceeded to the mansion of the Hon. Secretary of State. The band assembled in front of the house, playing lively dancing tunes, while the officers of the troops formed themselves into groups and danced with great vigor and animation.

The effect by torch-light was peculiarly striking: all, at intervals waving their swords on high, and joined by the soldiers, giving utterance to deafening cheers, which were borne in the stillness of the night, far and wide.

After experiencing the hospitality of the lady of the Secretary of State, the procession re-formed and marched at quick step towards his Majesty’s residence. The cheering in their progress through the streets was loud and enthusiastic. At 10 o’clock the company took leave of their Majesties.

(Polynesian, 8/10/1844, p. 47)

THIRD DAY, AUGUST 2D.

The Polynesian, New Series, Volume 1,—Number 12, Page 47. August 10, 1844.

“Kearny cloak” aboard the Malolo, 1927.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuwaho”]

By way of the steamship Malolo which arrived this past Monday, returned was the feather cape of Kamehameha I that was presented to Captain Kearny of the armed forces of America, and which was obtained through purchase by Robert P. Lewis.

(Kuokoa, 11/24/1927, p. 4)

Ma ka mokuahi Malolo...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXVI, Helu 52, Aoao 4. Novemaba 24, 1927.