Bishop Museum, 1891.


THE BISHOP MUSEUM IS NOT open to the public until the arrangement of the collections is completed, of which due notice will be given; and until then visitors cannot be admitted.

W. T. BRIGHAM, Curator.

May 14, 1891.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 5/16/1891, p. 2)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XIII, Number 2766, Page 2. May 16, 1891.

More on the malihini, Joseph Rock, 1916.


Prof. Joseph F. Rock, head of the botany department at the College of Hawaii and author of the book, “Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands,” will return to Honolulu tomorrow on the Shinyo Maru, according to advices that have been received here.

During the summer months the professor has been in the islands of Java and Sumatra and in the Philippines collecting specimens and doing research work in his line. He left here about the middle of June.

(Honolulu Star Bulletin, 9/4/1916, p. 3)


The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXIV, Number 7612, Page 3. September 4, 1916.

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.

Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III, dies a hundred and sixty years ago, 1854.



After a serious illness of five or six days, His Majesty, Kamehameha III, expired at His Palace on Friday, Dec. 15th, at fifteen minutes before 12 o’clock. He was born on the 17th of March, 1813, and was consequently forty-one years and nine months old.

This painful event was immediately made known by hoisting the Royal and National Standards at half mast, and by the firing of minute guns, corresponding with the age of his late Majesty, from Punch Bowl battery.

As soon as the news spread, the flags on shore and afloat were all set at half mast, and places of business were closed. Large numbers of people assembled near the palace and testified their grief by loud and heartfelt wailing.

At half-past 12 o’clock, His Excellency the Governor of Oahu, escorted by a company of Guards, caused the official Proclamation given below to be read, in Hawaiian and English, at the corners of the principal streets of Honolulu. The proclamation of His Majesty, Kamehameha IV, was received with shouts from the people and evident satisfaction, wherever it was made known.

Minute guns were fired by the U. S. S. St. Mary’s yesterday between 1 and 2 o’clock, and the Trincomalee was firing in like manner when we went to press.

The time for obsequies of His late Majesty has not yet been fixed upon.

[Unfortunately, the Hawaiian-Language Newspaper running at the time, Ka Nupepa Elele is not available digitally or on microfilm at this time.

The dark borders as seen here are found in newspapers when report of someone of import dies.]

(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

William Nevins Armstrong, 1894.


Mr. W. N. Armstrong


Mr. W. N. Armstrong has adopted the position of lecture and political teacher in the country and we have no doubt that he feels very proud of the audience that gathers around him in the Club and in the League. We have received a number of communications asking us who this Mr. Armstrong is an although his importance—as viewed by himself—has never dazzled our optics we are able  to furnish a little information about this would be professer in national and political science as far as his connections with the Hawaiian Government is concerned. Continue reading

Rev. Robert Stewart McArthur rails on the monarchy, 1895.


Kalakaua and Liliuokalani Responsible for Heathenism.


Great Hopes for the Hawaiians Now that They Are in the Enjoyment of a Pure and Free Government—Officers of State are Especially Praised.

NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—The Rev. Robert Stewart McArthur delivered a sermon in the Calvary Baptist church last night on “The Responsibility of Kalakaua and Liliuokalani.”

After referring to the characteristics of the Hawaiians he quoted figures to show the falling off in the number of Christian converts among the natives since the reign of Kamehameha V, who removed all restraint from the Hula masters and Kahuna influence and thereby sided the spread of idolatry. Continue reading