Denial of intent to annex Hawaii, 1891.


On this subject our views are well known, and we desire to quote for the information of the many the following, from a speech by James G. Blaine delivered sometime since:

“We are not seeking annexation of territory. Certainly, we do not desire it unless it should come by the volition of a people who might ask the priceless boon of a place under the flag of the Union. I feel sure that for a long time to come the people of the United States will be wisely content with our present area and not launch upon any scheme of annexation.”

The above declaration of principles by one of America’s leading statesman is plain and to the point, silencing as it does those who assert his country’s greed for this archipelago, and those who believe annexation impossible.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 9/11/1891, p. 4)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 278, Aoao 4. Sepatemaba 11, 1891.

More Westerners expecting their host nation to change instead of them assimilating to the host culture. 1863.

Pertaining to Japan

Admiral Kuper and all of his ships left for Yedo in Japan to demand from the government the payment of $625,000, which are the damages acted against the British nation in the killing of the Honorable Richardson, the English ambassador to Japan. He took with him many warships, and it seems  that should his demands not be met, there will be war; that is what is believed. Perhaps the alii of Japan will acquiesce graciously to what is being demanded of them; being that the British Admiral’s insistence and force is justified as he solemnly carries out the demands to Japan that he was ordered to do. There have been however during these past days much preparations made by the Japanese; and their countenances are hardening, in order to refuse all that the British Admiral will demand from them; for they are greatly supplying the forts and war provisions in preparation. It was announced that the French Admiral was headed for Yedo to meet with the British Admiral; his way there however may be impeded because of the trouble the French soldiers are having stationed in Annum [Annam?], and these difficulties may obstruct the French Admiral from going and joining Admiral Kuper in claiming the rights that Britain decided to demand from the nation of Japan.

Some words spoken by an alii of Japan were brought out into the open: a proclamation ordering all of the Government Officials under him to assist him with expelling the haole and all foreigners from all over the Nation of Japan. However those words were not verified, and the thoughts amongst the newspapers in China are unsure about the veracity of the words of that proclamation.

[It was just recently the 150th anniversary of the Namamugi Incident (Richardson Affair), where a British national was killed for not dismounting his horse when encountering the oncoming procession of a daimyo, Shimazu Hisamitsu, which was a sign of disrespect. The West was not amused.

Newspapers were the major means through which Hawaii learned not only national news, but international news as well.]

(Kuokoa, 7/4/1863, p. 2)

No Iapana.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 27, Aoao 2. Iulai 4, 1863.

Another Hawaii Theater Ad, 1920.




Friday, Aug. 13  Saturday, Aug. 14.




Who, What and How is the Horseman Masked?

There are 30 films that are Amazing, with Fast Action [Puahiohio?] and Chicken skin; the amazing and astonishing acts will be shown weekly, ever increasing in fascination and emotion. Each episode will end with something that will leave you having a hard time breathing, and you will return home unable to sleep thinking about seeing the coming episode.

So too of


Matinees—FRIDAY, 12 M. and 4:30. Evening—Two Showings, 6:30-8:30.

SATURDAY, 10 A. M. and 4:30.

Entrance—15c, 25c, 40c, including war tax [auhau kaua].

[The things you can find on the internet these days! See here for more information on this movie, and a clip!!]

(Kuokoa, 8/13/1920, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVIII, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Augate 13, 1920.

Play of Pele and Lohiau at Hawaii Theater, 1925.

Tableau of the Hawaiian Dramatic Club

The Tableau of Pele and Lohiau shown in the Hawaii Theater [Halekeaka Hawaii] last Friday by the Hawaiian Dramatic Club. The play will be shown at Los Angeles, on the journey of the Royal Order of Kamehameha [Ahahui Kamehameha] for the city day coming up in June.

(Kuokoa, 4/23/1925, p. 5)

Tabalo a ka Haw'n Dramatic Club

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 17, Aoao 5. Aperila 23, 1925.