Mahalo to Kamaoli Kuwada for kindly allowing us to repost this! 1905/2012.

KA NA’I AUPUNI.

[Today is not only a day to mourn the events of 1893, but also to celebrate the courage, tenacity, and deep aloha of the lāhui Hawai’i for persisting and growing these past 119 years.

As the editors of the newspaper Ka Nai Aupuni said in an editorial published alongside Ka Moolelo o Kamehameha I:]

. . .

Kamehameha has passed on, but as for the descendants of the race of people united by his brave and fearless heart, they still live on and emerge in this time; they are not gone. Kamehameha’s fighting with his ihe, his barbed spears, is finished; the whirling of his pololū, his long spears, is ended; his struggles have retired to the sleep of ages; and the work of this time has been inherited by the Hawaiian nation of this progressive era. It is the people of this era who shall conquer a nation for themselves; it is the people of this era who will wrestle for a lifestyle of their own; it is they who will fight, not with barbed ihe, not with the long spears of the warriors of the Conqueror who has passed on, but with the firm conviction to go with ballots to the coming elections in order to build a government and a home for themselves.

(Na’i Aupuni, 11/27/1905, p. 2)

KA NA'I AUPUNI

Ka Na'i Aupuni, Buke I, Helu 1, Aoao 2. Novemaba 27, 1905.

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All sorts of rumors spread on the streets, 1893.

RUMORS.

There are all sorts of stories spreading about on the sidewalks. Some of the news is shocking, some are exaggerations, and some are just baseless stories. Here is what is known—the Reformists’ idea to incite dissension is hard-pressed.

(Hawaii Holomua, 1/16/1893, p. 2)

NA LONO LAUAHEA.

Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 140, Aoao 2. 1/16/1893.

Proclamation by the Cabinet of Ministers of Queen Liliuokalani, 1893.

BY AUTHORITY.

Her Majesty’s Ministers desire to express their appreciation for the quiet and order which has prevailed in this community since the events of Saturday, and are authorized to say that the position taken by Her Majesty in regard to the promulgation of a new Constitution, was under stress of Her native subjects.

Authority is given for the assurance that any changes desired in the fundamental law of the land will be sought only by methods provided in the Constitution itself.

Her Majesty’s Ministers request all citizens to accept the assurances of Her Majesty in the same spirit in which it is given.

(Signed)

LILIUOKALANI,

SAMUEL PARKER,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.

W. H. CORNWELL,
Minister of Finance.

JOHN F. COLBURN,
Minister of the Interior.

A. P. PETERSON,
Attorney-General.

Iolani Palace [Aliiolani Hale], January 16th, 1893.

[English taken from Chronicling America, The Hawaiian Gazette, 1/17/1893, p. 4]

(Hawaii Holomua, 1/16/1893, p. 2)

MA KE KAUOHA.

Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 140, Aoao 2. Ianuari 16, 1893.

Optimism a hundred and nineteen years ago… 1893.

COMPARISONS.

It was the Nation of America which restored Malietoa to once again rule as King. America held back the advances of Germany on Samoa and the taking of the Kingdom. It was America who saved the independence of Hawaii earlier, and we are optimistic that America will look at what is fair and just, and it will work along with the other nations of England and France to the right thing.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 1/18/1893, p. 2)

NA HOOHALIKE

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 625, Aoao 2. Ianuari 19, 1893.