THE ROYAL STANDARD OF HAWAII.
In the history of Hawaii nei, from when the Royal Standard of her Rulers first fluttered until 10 oʻclock in the morning of Wednesday, January 18, 1893, it was the first time that the famed beautiful flag was lowered because of a foreign power, and not under the power of the Ruler of the land. For at that hour, the Queen, Liliuokalani, left her throne as was agreed to in Her Protest Proclamation, and the rooms of Iolani Palace are cold without the warmth of the only high chief left from ancient times; it is as if her walls are grieving at the disappearance of that cordial voice of greeting, and her soft carpeting cries, lonely without the rustling of royal footsteps. Aloha! Aloha to you, O Iolani of the sacred kapu—our tears do flow along with yours; however—deeds carried out by man can be resolved by God.
(Hawaii Holomua, 1/19/1893, p. 2)