THE AMERICAN FLAG.
On this Saturday morning, an American Flag was seen above Puowaina fluttering proudly, and the pole upon which it was placed was that piece of metal of the Government Surveyors.
When people saw this astonishing thing, there were many questions, but no answers.
When the day progressed to 9 o’clock or more, it was seen now that the American Flag wasn’t there, and half an hour later, Samuela K. Kaloa arrived with that flag and said that this was the Flag that was up at Puowaina, and it was I who went and took it down.
(Leo o ka Lahui, 4/18/1893, p. 3)
Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 686, Aoao 3. Aperila 18, 1893.
On Thursday afternoon of this last week, Hon. C. W. Ashford raised a Hawaiian Flag hand sewn by some Hawaiian Ladies, whose length was 21 feet and width was perhaps 10 feet.
Before the raising of this flag upon a new Flag Pole built many feet tall, his children were called, whose ages are between ———, to name this Flag Pole and the Flag; when they were asked: What is the name of this Flag Pole and this Flag? They answered together, “Lanatila [Victory]; it was then that the beautiful Flag of Hawaii rose and fluttered in the beloved soft gentle breeze of the motherland; that Flag waves continuously upon this Flag Pole everyday. It is a true Hawaiian who has done this first, it is upland of Kalihi past the school of Kamehameha.
(Leo o ka Lahui, 5/1/1893, p. 3)
Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 695, Aoao 3. Mei 1, 1893.