Stopping by at Washington, D. C. on the way to see the Queen, 1887.



Arrangements Made for the Queen to Call on the President and Mrs. Cleveland—A Benevolent Creature on Her Way to Visit Victoria—Queen Emma.


Washington, May 4.—Queen Kapiolani, of the Hawaiian Islands, who arrived in San Francisco on April 20, arrived in Washington to-day and immediately went to the Arlington Hotel. Arrangements have been made for the queen to call on the president and Mrs. Cleveland at noon on Wednesday. The queen and suite will arrive here early Tuesday evening and go at once to the Arlington. A time will be appointed by the queen during her stay here for the diplomatic corps to call on her, and she will also probably receive calls from the naval officers who have been stationed at Honolulu, all of whom have met her majesty, and many of whom have danced with her.

After spending a few days here sight-seeing she will go to New York. From there she goes to England to be present at the Queen’s jubilee. She has never been out of her own country before, and is quite anxious to see the “greatest woman on the face of the earth,” as she calls Queen Victoria. Queen Kapiolani is not of what is known as royal blood in Honolulu. Strictly speaking neither is King Kalakaua of royal blood, as he was elected to the throne and did not inherit it. Continue reading

Lahaina, and Hawaii through history, 1941.



According to information gleaned from the Bishop Museum records and the Archives of Mr. E. Bryan Jr., curator at the Museum, the old Lahaina Prison was built in 1851 and completed in April 1852. This was during the reign of Kamehameha III, who ruled until 1854.

For “local color” at that time I have talked with old Hawaiians who are from 70 to 80 years of age, and have also spent many hours at the Wailuku library reading old volumes supplied by Mrs. Juliette Davis, Librarian. Continue reading

A mele by Liliuokalani, 1896.

Ke Aloha Aina.

He lei he aloha keia la,
No kuu one hanau,
Kona mau kualono uliuli,
Na lau nahele kupaoa.

Hui—Puili mai a paa iloko,
Ke aloha i ka aina,
Haliu i ka Mea Mana,
A e ola no ka lahui.

He aloha la he aloha,
No kuu lahui oiwi,
I hookahi puuwai,
Kupaa me ka lokahi.

He aloha la he aloha,
Ka makani o ka aina,
I ka pa kolonahe mai,
A ka makani la he Moae.

E alu ka pule i ka Haku,
Me ka naau haahaa,
E noi me ka walohia,
E maliu mai no Ia.

Na ke Aliiaimoku.


A song of adornment, a song of love,
For my homeland,
Her verdant mountainsides,
The fragrant forest foliage.

Chorus—Embraced and held tightly within,
Love for this land,
Look towards the Almighty,
And the lahui shall live.

A song of love, a song of love,
For my native people,
Of one heart,
Steadfast in unity.

A song of love, a song of love,
The wind of the land,
Blowing gently
The wind, the Moae.

Pray as one to the Lord,
With humble hearts,
Beseech with reverence,
He shall pay heed.

By the Ruling Alii]

[Sometimes just doing a search using terms like “Liliuokalani,” “Liliu,” “Liliuonamoku,” “Liliuonalani,” “Moiwahine,” &c., will not bring up all there is to find…

It would be very useful if there perhaps was a central place where people could add their finds to various topics, like in this case, mele by Liliuokalani.]

(Makaainana, 10/5/1896, p. 1)

Ke Aloha Aina.

Ka Makaainana, Buke VI—-Ano Hou, Helu 14, Aoao 1. Okatoba 5, 1896.

Birth of Keolaokalani, 1863.


Born on the 30th of December, 1862, was a son by Her Highness R. Keelikolani, at Hale Halaaniani of Maj. W. L. Moehonua. At 4 in the afternoon was the birth; the mother is in fine health without weakness.

The child has been given to Mrs. Bishop (Pauahi) as a hanai, with out hopes that the royal son lives a long life. They are at Haleakala [the residence of the Bishops].

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 1/1/1863, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke 2, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Ianuari 1, 1863.

Mele inoa for Keelikolani Muolaulani, 1863.


1 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 ka moe he kanaka—i—a,
He kanaka ia ua helu ia ka malama,
Hana ia iho i mio kou aloha—e—a.

Na Lilipi. Continue reading

Latest news about the heir to the throne, Princess Kaiulani, 1891.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

On the steamship of this past 28th of April from San Francisco, we have heard once again, the Heir to the Throne of Hawaii is in England where she is continuing her studies in good and robust health. And as an example of Her competence in many languages, she sent her father a letter in French.

[In those days, much of the news from afar came by way of steamship.]

(Kuokoa, 5/2/1891, p. 3)

Ma ka mokuahi o ka la 28...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXX, Helu 18, Aoao 3. Mei 2, 1891.