The current situation, 1893.


From the Queen, thus: O My beloved people, return to your homes, and keep the peace of the land. The voice of the alii has mana, and her command is in force. This is mana by which war will not be started; and the people will abide by her command.

The Overthrow of the Government.

This was an act that was planned in advance, and it is an act to gain glory. It’s foundation was laid by the group of missionaries and group of sugar planters, and on Jan. 17, 1893. Weapons were taken up, and the Government Building [Hale Aupuni] was seized by those treasonous ones.

The Annexation Committee.

There are five members of that Committee; They left, fled, and reached Washington; and they returned separately all with nothing to show and much embarrassment. [a hoi liiilii mai ana me na alaala pakahi ma ka a-i, he mai nui ka hilahila.]

The Deceitful Laws.

This Administration ended some parts of their bayonet constitution [kumukanawai elau-pu] of 1887, and enforced oppressive, limiting [?? paikole], and burdensome laws; these were laws not made by the Lahui, but by a group of just 17 people.

Bloodshed of Hawaiians.

There have been two Hawaiians whose blood has flowed unto the earth; they were shot with guns of the evil ones; However, they survived with their precious lives. It is God who spares Hawaii. This bloodshed of Hawaii’s own will become seeds from which will grow equal rights for the Lahui and the land. Rise together O Hawaii—and listen to the Gospel of Christ.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/13/1893, p. 2)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 790, Aoao 2. Okatoba 13, 1893.

In memory of John Kalua Kahookano, 1900.


Passed by the Bar on the Death of J. K. Kahookano.

The following is a copy of resolutions passed by the Bar Association upon the death of J. K. Kahookano:

Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to take from us our brother lawyer, John Kalua Kahookano; be it

Resolved, That we, the members of the Bar Association of the Hawaiian Islands, in meeting assembled, hereby express our deep regret at the loss which not only the bar but the whole community has suffered by the death of our brother; and,

Resolved, That the late John Kalua Kahookano was a man who, by his honesty, integrity and other sterling qualities, won the respect and the esteem of the Hawaiian bar, who deeply regret his demise at the early age of 38 years.

As a member of the Legislature he not only satisfied the desires of his constituents, but showed a deep interest in the general welfare of the country, and displayed marked ability in legal matters. To his efforts are mainly due the amendments to our statute defining the degrees of murder.

As a representative Hawaiian, his career was full of promise—promise of future usefulness to his country.

As a public-minded citizen, he sacrificed his time and health in discharging his duties as a volunteer health inspector during our present epidemic.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded by the secretary of this association to his widow, with an expression of our deep sympathy in the bereavement of herself and family.


S. K. KA-NE,


(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 3/2/1900, p. 7)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XXXI, Number 5482, Page 7. March 2, 1900.

Hawaiian Flag Handkerchiefs, 1893.


We were shown some silk handkerchiefs printed with the Hawaiian Flag by Mr. Charles Girdler; this is a haole, who is with the Hawaiians in the difficulties of the land these days; these are truly beautiful handkerchiefs, and because they are dyed color fast, they can be washed.

His tiny shop is next to the attorneys’ office of Akoni Rosa, Enoka, and Kahookano, on Kaahumanu Street. They will be gone in a few days.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 7/21/1893, p. 2)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 731, Aoao 2. Iulai 21, 1893.

Another beautiful patriotic mele by Ellen Prendergast, 1893.


1st. Kahiko ka ohu i Nuuanu
I ka holu a ka lau Kawelu
Ua lupea ia e ka moani
Hoope aala oia uka.

Hui: He halia he aloha keia
No kuu aina hanau
A’u e hiipoi mau nei
No ka Lanakila o Hawaii.

2nd. Ua nani ka pua o ka Ilima
I pilia mai me ka Malie
I wehi hoohie no ke kino
Kahiko mau no Hawaii.

3rd. Kamahao ka ike’na i ka nani
I ka wai Lehua a na manu
Manu inu wai pua Ohelo
Iiwipolena o ke Kuahiwi.

Miss Kekoaohiwaikalani.

Puahaulani Hale.

Honolulu, Mar. 25, 1893.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 4/25/1893, p. 1)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 691, Aoao 1. Aperila 25, 1893.

Aloha Aina Ribbons! 1893


The person whose name appears below is ready to supply the orders of those from the country as well as those in the town of Honolulu for Ribbons printed with the Hawaiian Flag and the Crown. This is an insignia for men, women and children who prize their independence and who have aloha for their alii. I can be found at the office of Enoka Johnson on Kaahumanu Street. Each insignia is 30 or 40 cents each, and by the dozen, it is 20 or 30 cents each.


[Might anyone know if there are extant Aloha Aina Ribbons? This is something I want to see!]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 4/25/1893, p. 3)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 691, Aoao 3. Aperila 25, 1893.

Change name, change history, 1894 / Timeless.

The Daily Bulletin.

Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
But Established for the Benefit of All.

TUESDAY, JAN. 16, 1894.

When, where, how and by whom has the name Palace square been changed to Union square? Surely the Provisional Government has not ratified such a childish piece of historic vandalism? Time enough for such a baby trick when Boston, Portsmouth, Annapolis and other towns in the United States change their names because they were originally called after towns and royal personages in England. Next we shall have these would-be iconoclasts changing the names of King, Queen, Kaahumanu and Kapiolani streets because they offend the esthetically-democratic ideas of the Tims and Macs who are having their brief hour of odious influence.

(Daily Bulletin, 1/16/1894, p. 2)

When, where, how and by whom...

The Daily Bulletin, Volume VII, Number 932, Page 2. January 16, 1894.