And yet another newspaper closes its doors, 1912.

Last Words of Aloha from the Esteemed Newspaper, Kuokoa Home Rula

BEFORE ITS READERSHIP OF THIS TERRITORY

No More Will You See Its Delicate Body with Its Columns Festooned with Foreign and Domestic News; the Activities of the Coming Legislature will Not be Seen by You.

Today we publish the last issue of this Year, and after 11 years of appearing continuously before its readership, and this Newspaper fighting fearlessly and independently in all manner for the rights of this Lahui through Politics; its ideals led for justice and truth in all things, so that nothing done to harm our People would be hidden, nor corrupt actions seen steering the government; the Newspaper KUOKOA HOME RULA fought the lopsided and unfair laws being made by the lawmakers to the detriment of Hawaii, and you all know, O You Readers from its start, know of its fight, until this day; the Lahui did not in the least listen to its guidance, and therefore, we will not be able to stand again and lead you in the future because you, the Lahui, didn’t heed the advice of this Spokesman for you and for us all; and so we must stop the publication of this newspaper and this will be the last you’ll see of this, the Newspaper Kuokoa Home Rula appearing before you, the Reader, for all times. This is its last Issue, and with the close of this Newspaper with it never to rise again, you all will not see what happens in the upcoming year, this important year in which we believed you were to see and understand the bills of the incoming law makers on February 20, 1913, that being the work of the legislature.This newspaper was continuously published for 11 years, without missing a single Issue, so that the reader cannot criticize us for our ending its publication.

We regret greatly that the intent to end this paper by the Owner of this newspaper didn’t come at a good time for we have Thoughtful Advice for the good of our Lahui and our Political Party from here forth, as we assumed this paper would go forward to fight until the last man; however in the last moments without our previous knowledge, we received the order to inform the Public that the continued publication of this newspaper Kuokoa Home Rula for 1913 was ended. How sad for the Lahui who will have no spokesman. And we offer our Happy New Year to the readers of this newspaper which will be done for all time. Aloha once again to you all.

[Most of the issues from 1902–1907 of Kuokoa Home Rula are sadly not extant. Please look in closets and in boxes under the house, maybe there will be surviving pages!

Editor {Lunahooponopono}: Charles K. Notley, Managing Editor {Lunahooponopono Hoohana}: D. Kalauokalani, Sr., Business Manager {Luna Hoohana}: J. Kamainalulu, Publisher: Charles K. Notley, Owner {Ona}: Charles K. Notley]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 12/26/1912, p. 1)

Ka Leo Aloha Hope loa o ka Hiwahiwa ka Nupepa Kuokoa Home Rula

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 52, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 26, 1912.

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