Hana mourns the death of the Queen, 1917.


News From Maui Tells of Services at Which Respect is Paid to the Dead

(Special Star-Bulletin Correspondence.)

HANA, Maui, Nov. 23.—In all the islands there is no place more intensely loyal to the noble traditions of the Hawaiian race than in Hana. A queen of Kamehameha I was born at Hana. Queen Kaahumanu was born in a cave on Kauiki Head. Royalty often visited at the home of her parents.

At Wananalua church on Sunday morning a large and representative audience gathered to pay the last honors to the late Queen Liliuokalani. The ancient Hawaiian building was very attractively decorated with flags, royal palms and many beautiful flowers.

William Lennox of the Hana store very kindly loaned his valuable and beautiful collection of royal Hawaiian and other flags. “Old Glory” was there floating over all.

The music and all parts of the service were especially appropriate. The sermon of the morning in English and Hawaiian was upon the text Acts 16:14, Lydia the God Queen. Representative citizens of the Hana district spoke. William P. Haia, Mr. George P. Kauimakaole, Rev. Mr. Mitchell and P. Kamohe called to mind the many virtues of the queen. Mr. Kemohe is the oldest Hawaiian in all this section.

Hana “did itself proud.” The occasion was a notable one and the Wananalua church arose to the opportunity. The day and the celebration will not be forgotten in many years.

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/24/1917, p. 37)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXV, Number 7993, Page 37. November 24, 1917.

Theresa Owana Wilcox Belliveau and the Estate of Pauahi and Liliuokalani, 1918.


Honolulu, Dec. 29—Perhaps it is because the desires of Mrs. Owana Wilcox Beleveu [Belliveau] were not appeased over the estate of Queen Liliuokalani that here she is fighting over the estate of the Aliiwahine Pauahi and she is trying to find a way to break the Will, as if she is related to Chiefess Pauahi. What does she expect by starting all of this?

It is heard that she is looking for an attorney on her side to break the Will of Princess Pauahi, and the money to be dedicated to Educate the boys and girls of the Hawaiian Lahui. Something that will result through this action by this woman is the dishonor to the name of Hawaiians, and this improper action will be something reported in other lands. When they find out about  this, Hawaiians will definitely not approve of this deceitful act.

(Aloha Aina, 1/3/1918, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 12, Helu 32, Aoao 2. Ianuari 3, 1918.

Mele by Liliuonamoku Club, 1877.

Alo Ehukai.

Pono ole ke ae aku,
I ka leo uwalo a Lehua,
Ke kii aela ia Kawaihoa,
I hoa pili a he anu.

Chorus. Imi ia ke hoa i Mana,
I ke one kani o Nohili,
I ka haale a ka Wailiula,
I ke kula o Limaloa.

Ke hea mai nei Makaweli,
Kaua e pili me Papaenaena,
I ke one wale o Luhi,
Ka pohai a na manu.

Haina kuu Lani i lohe,
Liliuonamoku he inoa,
Ke Kalani nana i alo aku,
Na ehu kai o Kaulakahi.

Composed by Liliuonamoku Club.

(Kuokoa, 11/24/1877, p. 4)

Alo Ehukai.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke, XVI, Helu 47, Aoao 4. Novemaba 24, 1877.

Mele by Liliuonamoku Club, 1877.

Manu Pohai.


Pohai na Iwa o ke kai,
I ka welo a ka Hae Kalaunu,
Haaheo ka welona i ka makani,
Na ale nupanupa o Lehua.


A heaha ka hana a ka ohu,
Kahiko mai la i ka ili kai,
Hooipo ana paha i Kaula,
Me ka Olali Kuhaimoana.


Ike maka i ke kai holuholu,
Na ale o kai o Kia,
He makana ka Liliuonamoku,
I ka poli o Palepalemoana.

Composed by Liliuonamoku Club.

(Kuokoa, 11/24/1877, p. 4)

Manu Pohai.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVI, Helu 47, Aoao 4. Novemaba 24, 1877.

Newly pardoned, 1891.

[Found under: “By Authority.”]

It has pleased Her Majesty the Queen to grand full pardons, with restoration to their civil rights, to the following persons, viz:

Paulo, of Kalawao, Molokai.
Kamesona, of Kalawao, Molokai.
Halemano, of Kalawao, Molokai.
Kekuno, of Kalawao, Molokai.
Makea, of Kalawao, Molokai.
Peni Kaaialii, of Kalawao, Molokai.
Kanaulu, of Kalawao, Molokai.
Enorme Ferreira, of Makawao, Maui.
Kaluna, of Hilo, Hawaii.
Joseph Kamiano, of Hilo, Hawaii.
Haleakala, of Lihue, Kauai.
Lau Fong, of Lihue, Kauai.
Kaua, of Honolulu, Oahu.
Kaahu, of Honolulu, Oahu.
John Peterson, of Honolulu, Oahu.
Alohikea, of Honolulu, Oahu.
S. L. Kawelo, of Honolulu, Oahu.

And it has further pleased Her Majesty the Queen to grant a commutation of sentence to Akana of Honolulu, Oahu.


April 18, 1891.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 5/5/1891, p. 4)

It has pleased Her Majesty the Queen...

Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XXVI, Number 18, Page 4. May 5, 1891.

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

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