Lunalilo Crypt, 1875.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

Crypt of Lunalilo.—Because of the request by the Executor of the Will of the Deceased dearly beloved King Lunalilo to Kawaiahao Church, for a place to build his crypt, as per his will, therefore, an open space in front of the church was given, makai of the circular yard right in front of the entrance to the church. There will be built his crypt and he will sleep there with his people in the same cemetery. How sad this is!

(Kuokoa, 9/19/1875, p. 2)

Hale Kupapau o Lunalilo.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 38, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 19, 1874.


King Lunalilo passes, 1874.


Our beloved King died from the night of Tuesday to the day of Wednesday [February 3, 1874], at 8 o’clock and 50 minutes in the evening. 44 hours went by after his birthday, and he died at 39 years old.

His death was quick without a struggle. He died before the alii, Ke alii Pauahai, F. Naea, R. Keelikolani, the Minister of Finance Sterling, Dr. Trousseau (Kauka Palani), and Dr. Oliver.

We visited the Palace and saw the makaainana murmuring about with worried faces, saying, “The King is dead.” The Lahui are sad and grieve over the quick passing of Lunalilo. The Lahui must at once look with hope to his Replacement, the one who will occupy the throne, and there is but one who is fitting, that is Kalakaua.

(Nuhou Hawaii, 2/10/1874, p. 3)


Ka Nuhou Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 15, Aoao 3. Feberuari 10, 1874.

First birthday celebration of Keelikolani’s birthday, 1871.

Birthday of the Alii, the governess of Hawaii.

O Nupepa Kuokoa; Aloha oe:—

On the 9th of February past, a banquet was held on the estate of Hulihee by the person whose birthday it was, R. Keelikolani, assisted by her dear makaainana remaining, and her personal attendants; there was much food prepared by the one whose birthday it was, this being the very first celebration of her birthday; and it was appreciated for the calmness of the day. There were many gathered to celebrate her day of birth, with their gifts for that day, and at 2 o’clock, the feast began, followed by Hawaiian entertainment [lealea Hawaii] furnished by the one whose birthday it was. Here are is the main thing which I saw and all of us as well, that being the skill of the person who instructed the entertainment [o ke akamai o ka mea nana i ao i ka lealea], and this was followed by a joint choir of the sweet-voiced children of Holualoa; we and they give praise to the excellent leadership of Aalona; but this is what I did not like the most, along with my friends who stood with me, that being the guiding of some children to stand up and go astray [eia nae ka’u wahi hoahu loa, a me ko’u mau hoa e ku pu ana, o ke alakai ana i kekahi mau keiki liilii e ku iluna e lalau ai], and for that some women went and “kissed the nose” [honi i ka ihu] of the small children who were probably no more than ten years old.


Kailua, Kona Akau, Hawaii, Feb. 10, 1871.

[Many times people will be referred to by their position and not by their actual name. When doing searches for Keelikolani for instance, she is often referred to as the governor of the island of Hawaii, ke kiaaina o ka mokupuni o Hawaii (1855–1874).]

(Kuokoa, 2/25/1871, p. 2)

Ka la Hanau o Ke'lii kiaaina wahine o Hawaii.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke X, Helu 8, Aoao 2. Feberuari 25, 1871.

Queen Liliuokalani travels to Kalawao, 1891.

Journey of the Alii, Queen Liliuokalani, to the Colony of Kalawao.

To the Editor of the “Daily Ko Hawaii Pae Aina,”

J. U. Kawainui,

Aloha oe:

At 10 at night on this past Sunday, April 26, 1891, the steamship Likelike left the wharf of Ainahou, taking upon her deck beloved Hawaii’s favorite, to see the group of the lahui who are in pain and great suffering. There were three hundred or so people on this tour. Here are the  dignitaries who went:

Queen Liliuokalani, Prince Keliianaole [Kalanianaole], Prime Minister Sam Parker, President D. Dayton, Agent of the Board of Health, Lalana, Hon. J. Nawahi, Hon. L. W. P. Kanealii, Hon. D. W. Pua, Hon. J. K. Hookano, E. Lilikalani, Hon. J. G. Hoapili, French Commissioner, Portuguese Commissioner, Mr. and Mrs. C. Clarke, Joseph Heleluhe, Mrs. Limaheihei, Mrs. Pamahoa Kalauli, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Kaaukai, Mrs. L. Keohokalole, A. Mahaulu, Bishop Wills, Father Leolono, J. N. K. Keola, G. W. Kualaku, Tamara Meekapu, Mr. and Mrs. Auld and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ailau, Band Master Berger and 31 band members, two haole women, Mrs. Makanoe and father, Mrs. Kuihelani, Mahoe, Malaea Kaaipeelua, Lula Kahelemauna, Mrs. Akau and the many others for whom I have don’t have their names.

The ocean was fine, there wasn’t much wind, but there was enough wind to carry the favorite one, landing before her makaainana who suffer in pain. The light of the queen of the night shown down beautifully; the wheel of the princess, the younger sister, Likelike [referring to the ship], pushed against the sea of Kaiwi, the beloved sea, like a child carried before the friends in misfortune; eyes searching the tips of the waves for land, with sorrowful tears for their birth land. At 6 in the morning, on Monday, April 27, 1891 they landed at the harbor of Kalaupapa.

The mast in the aft of the Likelike flew the crown flag, announcing here I am with a heavy heart for all of you. The town of Kalaupapa was spread out before us, from the seaside to the uplands, with cliffs surrounding, lined up on the west side of the town.

The land was astir with people at the harbor wanting to embrace with tears the Queen and her people; and likewise the alii, the Queen, and her people wanted to do the same. Continue reading

22 (122) years from the overthrow, 1915 (2015).

Amazing! Hawaii Has Not Been Americanized?

By our understanding, it has been nearly 22 whole years from when Hawaii was transferred under the administration of various governments until today, through the Kingdom of Queen Liliuokalani being stolen. It is a fact that the American flag did not wave from the flagpoles of Iolani during all of those years, being that during the first two years or perhaps three, the mountains, the ridges, the rivers, and the shores of Hawaii (but not the people of the land) were under the administration of the P. G. (P. I. G. in actuality), and for two or three years after that, under the name of the Republic of Hawaii, and for 16 years until today under the Territory of Hawaii. After the Kingdom of Hawaii was turned into the P. (I.) G. of Hawaii and thereafter, the Republic of Hawaii, and finally to the Territory of Hawaii, there is but only one good thing that we see during these many changes, that is the name HAWAII, and we believe that should the government in Hawaii nei change every year, for a 100 years, Hawaii will live on in its name.

During these years of changing of the political administration of this beloved land of Hawaii nei, America was the only foreign nation that posited itself greatly into Hawaii nei, and because of its support did these changes occur, being that it was Americans who instigated these actions; and during all of these changes, there was but one motivation, that being the annexation of this land to the United States of America. We do not forget the big-talking deceitful words of those people, “Should Hawaii be annexed to America, it will be with shovels that the people of this land will be scooping up silver and gold, and work will be had by all who ask.” These were the benefits that were projected upon the walls of Hawaii nei, but that is not the truth of what is being seen today.  It is not silver and gold that the people of the land are scooping with shovels. It is only in the pockets of the few that silver and gold flows. There are no jobs that “Uncle Sam” is just giving away, unless you have a starched collar, some gloves, and skin like that of an angel, and speak the words of the Cherubim; that is what the people of this land need to get ready so that they can acquire food and other necessities of life. Continue reading

More on the wax cylinder of Kalakaua, 1891.


Just before the last call of the reaper whose powerful scythe severed the connections of King Kalakaua with mundane matters, His Majesty was visited by Mr. Louis Glass, agent of the Edison Phonograph Co., and by request spoke into a cylinder of the machine. His Majesty spoke the following, as an experimental trial, having intended, when in better health to speak more at length. The Editor of the Paradise of the Pacific obtained the following carefully prepared translation of His Majesty’s words, the rendition being made by Mr. James I Dowsett, Jr., of Honolulu, at his request:

“Aloha kaua—Aloha kaua. Ke hoi nei no paha makou ma keia hope aku i Hawaii, i Honolulu. A ilaila oe e hai aku ai oe i ka lehulehu i kau mea e lohe ai ianei.”


“We greet each other—We greet each other. We will very likely hereafter go to Hawaii, to Honolulu. There you will tell my people, what you have heard me say Here.”

(Paradise of the Pacific, 2/1891, p. 2)


Paradise of the Pacific, Volume IV, Number 2. February 1891.


Report of Kalakaua’s death from the “San Francisco Chronicle,” 1891.


Last Hours of the Hawaiian Monarch.

Solemn Scenes at the Royal Bedside.

The Succession and the Political Situation.

Sketches of the Dead Sovereign and of the Heirs to the Throne.

Kalakaua I., King of the Hawaiian Islands, is dead. He expired at 2:33 o’clock yesterday afternoon in his room at the Palace Hotel, where for three days he had lain unconscious on his bed. Surrounding him at the moment of his death were Col. Macfarlane, the King’s Chamberlain; Col. Hoapili Baker, His Majesty’s Equerry-in-waiting; Hawaiian Consul McKinley, Admiral Brown, U. S. N. Rev. J. Sanders Reed, Rev. F. H. Church and a number of personal friends of the King. Immediately after the death, Admiral Brown notified the Secretary of the Navy of that fact, Mayor Sanderson was also notified, and he called a meeting of the Supervisors for 9 o’clock this morning to consider proper action in the matter. The remains were embalmed and this afternoon they will be removed to the mortuary chapel of Trinity Church, where they will be guarded by a detail of United States soldiers.

At the Deathbed.

The Scenes in the Chamber of the Dying Monarch.

It was a pitiful and most impressive scene. The dying monarch lay gasping upon his bed, his emaciated body heaving convulsively with each of his labored respirations. At the bedside stood two ministers of the Gospel, physicians of the body had given way when they had come to the sad conclusion that Kalakaua was beyond mortal aid. Seated at the head of the bed, clasping the left hand of his King was Col. Baker, Kalakaua’s Aid-de-camp, whose strong frame was bent with sorrow, and who with great difficulty kept back the flood of tears which trembled in his eyes. Bending over from the right side was Col. Macfarlane, Chamberlain of the King. The suspense of the last few days had almost prostrated him, and his face bore traces of weeping. Crouched upon the floor against the wall near the bedside were the King’s valet Kahikina, an Hawaiian youth, and Kalua, a young girl from the Gilbert islands, who had been a most devoted servant to Kalakaua. They formed part of his suite on his arrival here.

Only a light coverlet of rich brown design covered the body of the King. In his struggles to throw off the firm reaper who was gradually pressing more heavily upon him, Kalakaua had thrust his arms out upon the bed. During the forenoon his faithful servant Kalua, in an endeavor to make the King as comfortable as possible, had placed beneath his chin a wide soft scarf of blue silk. There it remained until the death, seeming as it rose and fell upon the bright red undershirt to be symbolical of the wavering between this and the great beyond of the spirit of the stricken King.

Kalakaua was possessed of great vitality, and to the last he resisted the destroyer with a persistence which excited the wonder of the medical men, who knew that the King’s time had come. Though for three days past he had been unconscious and life had apparently been kept in him merely by the stimulants applied internally through natural channels or hypodermically, his constitution seemed determined to keep the spirit with the trembling body. Even after the physicians had relinquished all hope and, knowing that he must die, had ceased to apply stimulants, he continued to struggle on.

During the morning Drs. Woods, Watts, Sanger and Taylor were in attendance.

They consulted and announced that in their opinion the King would not live more than a few hours. He had then been unconscious for nearly forty hours, with the exception of one brief moment in the early morning, when he recognized Admiral Brown and spoke to Colonel Baker saying:

“Well, I am a very sick man.” Continue reading