Alexander Liholiho is proclaimed Kamehameha IV, 1854.


Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from this world our beloved Sovereign, His Late Majesty, Kamehameha III; and whereas, by the Will of His late Majesty, and by the appointment and Proclamation of His Majesty and of the House of Nobles, His Royal Highness, Prince Liholiho, was declared to be His Majesty’s Successor. Therefore, Public Proclamation is hereby made, that Prince Alexander Liholiho is KING of the Hawaiian Islands, under the style of KAMEHAMEHA IV. God Preserve the King.


Kuhina Nui.

(Polynesian, 12/16/1854, p. 2)


The Polynesian, Volume XI, Number 32, Page 2. December 16, 1854.

Alexander Liholiho becomes Kamehameha IV, 1854.


NO KA MEA ua lawe aku ke Akua ola mau loa, mai keia ao aku, i ka MOI KAMEHAMEHA III, ko kakou alii aloha mamua iho nei; no ka mea hoi, mamuli o ke kauoha a ka MOI mamua iho nei a mamuli hoi o ka olelo hooholo a me ka Olelo Hoolaha a ka MOI a me ka Halealii ua kukala ia ka Mea Kiekie Liholiho, oia kona hope;

Nolaila, ke hoolahaia nei ma keia olelo, o ke Alii Alexander Liholiho, oia ka MOI o ko Hawaii pae aina, a o kona inoa alii, o KAMEHAMEHA IV. Na ke Akua e malama ke Alii.


Kuhina Nui.

(Polynesian, 12/16/1854, p. 2)


The Polynesian, Volume XI, Number 32, Page 2. December 16, 1854.

James Campbell, 1893.


Mr. Campbell Wants It Hauled Down.

On Saturday the Executive Committee of the Annexation Club swung the American flag across Merchant street, from the Campbell block to McInerny’s building. News of the proposed raising of the flag reached the ears of the proprietor of the structure first mentioned, and the following letter, which he sent to the committee, would seem to indicate that he did not quite like the contemplated ornament to Merchant street:

Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands,
March 25th, 1893.

To the Executive Committee, Annexation Club.
Sirs: I hereby protest against and forbid you using the sides of any part of the top of my buildings for the purpose of sticking streamers or flags across Fort or Merchant streets.
You are entitled to, and I am perfectly willing to accord you, quiet possession of room No. 6, rented to you, but I most distinctly deny to you any privileges outside of the occupancy of said room.
If my actions do not meet with your approval, and you so desire, you can vacate said room No. 6 and I will remit you rent in proportion.

Yours, etc.,
James Campbell.
J. H.

Room 6 which is now the headquarters of the Annexation Club, is the old Chamber of Commerce room and does not open upon Merchant street. The committee therefore applied to the American Consul for permission to use one of his windows for their lines. The permission was of course at once accorded, and this circumstance also being brought to Mr. Campbell’s notice, he sent the Consul a letter of like purport to the above, but omitting all reference to leaving the building. Continue reading

Render unto Caesar… 1893.

The Pastor, the Pulpit, and the Church.

[Written for Ka Leo o ka Lahui.]

A pastor is one who travels. He goes far and wide. A pastor is knowledgeable and enlightened; he has spiritual wisdom, and his spirit is filled with aloha and patience; he does not grumble, is not snappy, nor impatient, nor hurtful; he has no contempt for others, when misfortune befalls him. He is truly devout, and prays sincerely for all, leaving none out; it is not right for a pastor to say:—”Ah! He will fall for he disregards the teachings of the pious.” The pastor should not say: “Because of his sins, he is cast out by God from above.”

When Christ was on this earth, he said: Do no harm to those that bring harm to you; love your enemy and pray for those who hurt you.

A Doctor is there for the sick, while a pastor is there to teach the sinners. Continue reading

Hale Naua, 1895.

[Found under: “TOPICS OF THE DAY.”]

The reverend McArthur who was a devoted friend and follower of Chief Justice Judd, abuses Queen Liliuokalani because the so-called Hale Naua Society, existed during the reign of her brother. We are told that the Hale Naua Society was a heathen institution and that it was decidedly opposed to good morals and good government. We do not know how Mr. McArthur has gained his information as he was never initiated into its ranks. We desire to say that the Hale Naua Society was similar to the foreign secret societies of which King Kalakaua was a leading member. The Hale Naua had its rites and indulged in the usual mummery of the lodges which are tolerated and even celebrated here. The man who says that the society in question practiced immoral rules or undesirable rites is a liar. The aid-de-camp to the President of Hawaii, Major C. P. Iaukea, was a prominent member of the society. The “missionary” interpreter at the Supreme Court, Mr. Luther Wilcox, was the only “white” member of the society. Mr. John Ena, a prominent virtuous Councillor of State, knows all about the society in question. Chief Justice Judd would have been only too willing to become a member of the lodge, but would of course have been blackballed; and under such circumstances Hawaii is against being abused by the “Echo” of Mr. Judd, the very Reverend Mr. McArthur. Don’t the paid hirelings of our missionaries do more harm than even the filibusters and the Sheridans and Underwoods?

(Independent, 12/12/1895, p. 3)

The reverend McArthur who was a devoted friend...

The Independent, Volume I, Number 145, Page 3. December 12, 1895.

Queen Emma, Honolulu Library and Reading Room, and the Hawaiian Historical Society, 1886 / 2014.

[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS”]

The library which was left by the will of the late Queen Emma to the Honolulu Library and Reading Room Association has been all catalogued, and is now upon exhibition at the library building on Hotel street, where the public are invited to inspect it for the remainder of this week, after which the books will be placed upon the shelves for circulation. The library donated by Queen Emma is about 500 volumes of general history, voyages, travels, etc. This will bring the total number of books in the library up to about 4,700 volumes.

[Queen Emma’s books eventually found their way to the Hawaiian Historical Society, where they are cared for today!]

(Daily Honolulu Press, 1/12/1886, p. 3)

The library which was left by the will of the late Queen Emma...

The Daily Honolulu Press, Volume I, Number 113, Page 3. January 12, 1886.

Queen Emma on Kauai, 1871.

The Queen’s Travels to the Island to the West.

O Ke Au Okoa;—Aloha oe:

At 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Lawai was left by the entourage of

“Maikai ka Waikini he nani ke nana,
Ka hemolele oia uka me ke onaona,
Ua hele a nolu pe i ka lehua maka noe,
Ua ike maka iho nei i ka nani o Aipo.”

[Fine is Kawaikini, beautiful to see,
The uplands are perfect in its fragrance,
The misty-eyed lehua are drenched
Beheld was the beauty of Aipo.]

The travels of Kaleleonalani continued on into dusk; the good home of the Hon. J. Kauai in Waimea nei was visited, and he gave them the entire house for the alii to do as she pleased. That is the fashion in which the well-to-do son of Waimea gave. Continue reading