A mele for the pāʻū of the Queen, 1893.

THE PA-U OF LILIUOKALANI

(Composed by the Hon. J. M. Kauwila, and copied for Ka Leo o ka Lahui and Ka Oiaio by the Aloha Aina Representative of Puna, Hawaii.)

S. T. Piihonua.

1st.  Ka pa-u lau lehua o Liliuokalani
Ka Akea [? Akoa] ka Mamo ke Kaunaoa e
I lawe’a mai e ka makani moani
Ua hoomau i ke ala ko Hilo kini e

Hui.  Kakua o Liliu i ka pa-u wai palupalu
Kikahakaha lau i ke one o Hanakahi
Ka pa-u muo kuku ia e Hinaakeahi
Hoopulu elo ia e Kauakanilehua

2nd.  Ka pa-u lau hinano iluna o ka hala
I kapalapala ia e ke ala o Puna
I hoolulu loea ia e Nuakele e
A oki ka pa-u puolo wai a ka ua

3rd.  Ka pa-u lau olapa iluna o ka laau
Olapa ka pa-u o Liliu nei ka pihe
Nakolokolo lua nakolo i na moku
Ka mahalo i ka nani o ka pa-u o Kalani.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 5/8/1893, p. 3)

KA PA-U O LILIUOKALANI

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 700, Aoao 3. Mei 8, 1893.

Foreign birds set free by the Honorable Lilia Kamakaeha, 1870.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

We hear that the Honorable Mrs. Lilia Kamakaeha was pleased at the releasing of some new kinds of birds so that they spread here in Hawaii nei. Therefore, all hunters are prohibited from shooting these new birds flying in our mountainsides and plains.

(Kuokoa, 10/1/1870, p. 2)

Ua lohe mai makou...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IX, Helu 40, Aoao 2. Okatoba 1, 1870.

“Ka Leialii o Hawaii,” another paper to keep your eyes out for! 1892 / Today.

KA LEIALII O HAWAII.

On Monday last another Hawaiian daily was issued, named as above, meaning in English “The Crown of Hawaii.” It flies for its motto of love of Sovereign, Country and People. It is evidently a Tory of the rankest kind, from its motto, and from royal patronage displayed in its columns, and the names of royalists on its stock subscription. We have had on intimation, ever since the election of February last, that something of the kind was to be inaugurated in defense of sovereignty; and the causes that produced the sand-bag scare, has succeeded in giving birth to a full fledged Tory fledgling. We congratulate the Queen, in having her admirers start a paper in her interest, though evidently scared out of them.

[I do not know of any extant copies of this paper. Has anyone seen or heard of it?]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 4/19/1892, p. 4)

KA LEIALII O HAWAII.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 435, Aoao 4. Aperila 19, 1892.

The Hawaiian Flag, an unwavering tree, 1893.

THE HAWAIIAN FLAG AT A GOVERNMENT OFFICE.

In the morning of Friday last week, September 22, the stripes of the Hawaiian Flag, second in beauty to no other, was seen in the Business Office of the Postmaster General [Luna Leta Nui].

And this is something astonishing for us to see that the Hawaiian Flag is placed in the Office of one of the Heads of Government appointed by the Provisional Government [Aupuni Kuikawa].

Our friends will perhaps not have forgotten the thoughts we published earlier pertaining to the Hawaiian Flag.

The Commissioner of the United States came to Hawaii, whose name will never be forgotten by this people, Hon. James H. Blount, When he ordered that the American flag be taken down and the Hawaiian Flag be raised once again. We made it clear that the Hawaiian Flag was the foundation of this Nation, and it is the unwavering tree; and seeing its stripes once more shows us that its branches are growing, that being the Royal Standard of Queen Liliuokalani.

Therefore we report to you each and everyday all the signs that we see, and we also give advice to the Lahui, to live with patience, to hold your breath, for it is Almighty God’s time now to make right our Nation’s leadership.

The reestablishing of Queen Liliuokalani to the throne of Hawaii nei, that is not something for man to do, but it is for Jehovah. And as for this Government Head, it is as if he is trying to cover up their wrongdoings.¹ How sad.

¹See Olelo Noeau, p. 313, no. 2859, for more on “Uhiuhi lau mamane ka wai o Kapapala.”

(Leo o ka Lahui, 9/25/1893, p. 3)

KA HAE HAWAII MA KE KEENA OIHANA.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 776, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 25, 1893.

The current situation, 1893.

A VOICE OF ALOHA,

From the Queen, thus: O My beloved people, return to your homes, and keep the peace of the land. The voice of the alii has mana, and her command is in force. This is mana by which war will not be started; and the people will abide by her command.

The Overthrow of the Government.

This was an act that was planned in advance, and it is an act to gain glory. It’s foundation was laid by the group of missionaries and group of sugar planters, and on Jan. 17, 1893. Weapons were taken up, and the Government Building [Hale Aupuni] was seized by those treasonous ones.

The Annexation Committee.

There are five members of that Committee; They left, fled, and reached Washington; and they returned separately all with nothing to show and much embarrassment. [a hoi liiilii mai ana me na alaala pakahi ma ka a-i, he mai nui ka hilahila.]

The Deceitful Laws.

This Administration ended some parts of their bayonet constitution [kumukanawai elau-pu] of 1887, and enforced oppressive, limiting [?? paikole], and burdensome laws; these were laws not made by the Lahui, but by a group of just 17 people.

Bloodshed of Hawaiians.

There have been two Hawaiians whose blood has flowed unto the earth; they were shot with guns of the evil ones; However, they survived with their precious lives. It is God who spares Hawaii. This bloodshed of Hawaii’s own will become seeds from which will grow equal rights for the Lahui and the land. Rise together O Hawaii—and listen to the Gospel of Christ.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/13/1893, p. 2)

HE LEO ALOHA,

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 790, Aoao 2. Okatoba 13, 1893.

Joseph Emerson interrupts meeting at the Kapuukolo Church, 1893.

DEVOTIONS DISTURBED.

Disruption of a Prayer Meeting With Political Dynamite.

A Visitor Miscalculates Hawaiian Feeling On Affairs.

The members of the little native church at Kapuukolo near the Fish Market held their regular prayer meeting yesterday evening. As is usual at these meetings a subject was proposed for discussion among members. The subject was, “Whether it is right to worship two Gods?” Argument was going along peacefully when Mr. Jos. Emerson entered the church and, after listening a little while, asked to be allowed to take part in the discussion. Mr. E. was given permission and spoke for some time, finally bringing in the name of the dethroned Queen and reflecting on her career. Among other remarks he is said to have referred to stories that the Queen was in the habit of consulting kahunas regarding her chances for restoration to the throne.

 Some of the congregation arose in a body and demanded that Mr. E. close his mouth or he would be summarily removed. S. Kaloa, a native preacher, then addressed the meeting, saying that a committee of church members had had communication and meetings with her Majesty during a year past, and she had told them emphatically she did not believe in kahunas. Now here came a foreigner and told them that she was harboring them. Who would they believe, this man or their committee, who has been in constant communication with the Queen?

Mr. E. asked all who were in favor of the Queen returning to the throne to stand up. All stood up with the exception of five, one a clerk in the office of the Board of Missions.

Kaloa again interfered and asked who dethroned the Queen, was it her people? Another, did Mr. E. consider that the members of the Council, where not a single Hawaiian was present, represented the people?

The argument became hot and finally Mr. Emerson retired and Kaloa held the fort.

A committee from the Church has an advertisement in a native paper calling on all the members to pray to God for the restoration of the Queen.

The foregoing report was gathered by our reporter from several native Hawaiians who was at the meeting. Some of the statements said to have been made by Mr. Emerson have been eliminated on the strength of his emphatic denial that he uttered them. A representative of the Bulletin gained an interview with Mr. Emerson to obtain his side of the story, which is given below:

STATEMENT OF MR. EMERSON.

In answer to questions Mr. Emerson gave in substance the following account of the meeting and his part in it:

 “I had been asked by some of the people to visit their meetings. When I went to the meeting last night I sat for some time listening to the discussion. Then I asked if they would like me to speak on the relations of Christianity with the monarchy, and they said they would.

“I began by telling of the difference between the Hawaiians and the natives of other groups, such as the Marquesas. In those islands tribal wars on single islands were common, while in the early times of the Hawaiian Islands each island had its own king. There were human sacrifices on these islands, but not for the purpose of eating the victims. An advance was made when all the islands were brought under the single rule of Kamehameha I.

“In the time of Kamehameha II., I told them, another great advance was made when Queen Kaahumanu, aided by her priest, threw off the shackles of the tabu and caused the idols to be renounced. Then, until Lot (Kamehameha V.) became King, there was a period free from the old system. Lot began a course of returning to the ancient superstitions.

“With the exception of the brief reign of Lunalilo, I said, down through the reign of Liliuokalani there was a disposition to return to heathen customs. They agreed with me that Kalakaua had gone back toward the ancient superstitions. I mentioned the time when Kaunamano in the presence of King Kalakaua at Kailua advocated a return to the old gods. I said I had heard stories about Queen Liliuokalani’s having sacrificed pigs to Pele at the Volcano, and they probably knew whether these stories were true, and they did not deny their truth.

“Is it true, I then asked, that J. W. Alapai was circulating a petition to have a day of fasting and prayer for the restoration of the Queen? They answered yes. Is it true that Alapai claims to have a unihipili (familiar spirit), and that his wife is the kahu (priestess) of that spirit? They said yes. Is it tre that Alapai is a confessed heathen who is at the same time a luna in Kaumakapili church? To these questions they answered in the affirmative.

“Then, I asked, what should be the attitude of Christian people toward this day of fasting and prayer? Are we to join in with a man who is a pronounced heathen and make no distinction between those who are pronounced opponents of heathenism and those who practice it? Shall we join with Alapai for the return of the Queen to the throne? Can we make common cause with a heathen?

“I did not pronounce my own opinion—I simply drew them out. There was a noisy discussion and some left the room.

“No, I was not threatened to be turned out. I said if my remarks gave offense I should sit down. I shook hands with everyone who had not left the room. My question was, ‘Shall we join with Alapai to pray for the restoration of the Queen?’

“Dr. Emerson, who was also present, tried to conciliate the people. He told them it was right for them to pray for the late Queen’s welfare. They should pray for her soul.

“Yes, I took a vote. There were five who voted against joining with Alapai and three in favor of doing so, but most of those present at the time refrained from voting. The question was not whether they thought the Queen should be restored, but whether it was right to join in a movement to that end with Alapai.”

Mr. Emerson, in answer to a question, admitted that results showed it was injudicious to have introduced the question of restoration at all. Had he known that it would have awakened so much feeling, he said, he would have abstained from questioning the people in the manner described.

[This article was translated in Leo o ka Lahui, 2/9/1893, p. 2. It is interesting that there is a note appended to the end of the translated article that they did not have time to translate Emerson’s response.]

(Daily Bulletin, 2/7/1893, p. 3)

DEVOTIONS DISTURBED.

The Daily Bulletin, Volume V, Number 644, Page 3. February 7, 1893.

On hope, faith, and love, 1896.

CONTINUE TO HOPE.

While we publish the words of this thought, we print it knowing for certain in the spirit of faith, that there is a path of light that bursts through the darkness of the black clouds in the heavens.

It is unclear to those who do not believe in righteousness and truth, but everything is clearly visible to the eyes of one whose spirit has aloha for his land of birth.

Do you have aloha for your birth land? Do you have aloha for your Monarch and your people?

If you have true aloha, then you have no trepidation, you do not just believe with uncertainty, you do not believe in lies, but your aloha is steadfast like the snow atop very tall mountains. It never melts and disappears, it will never vanish from the eyes of many generations living for thousands of millions of years in this life.

That is the way one who continues to patiently be patriotic for his land is; that is the single precious gift God gave this Lahui of Hawaii nei.

(Aloha Aina, 7/18/1896, p. 4)

E HOOMAU I KA MANAOLANA.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke II, Helu 29, Aoao 4. Iulai 18, 1896.