Mahalo to Elinor Langer for her comment on trial of participants of the January 6, 1895 Counter Revolution. 1895.

Elinor Langer says:

And it was on January 17, 1895, the second anniversary, that the Republic opened the trials of the people arrested for “treason” in the revolt. Has anyone seen accounts in the Hawaiian papers about what happened on January 24, the day the Queen signed her forced abdication statement? According to “The Friend” (February 1, 1895) “On the 24th, while engaged in the trial of a company of natives, the Court was startled by the fall upon the table around which they sat of a massive bar of plaster from the lofty ceiling [of the Throne Room, where the trials were taking place.] The bar was nine feet long, forming part of a decorative panel. It fell upon the center of the table, precisely fitting the length of it. Col. Whiting had a narrow escape, his face being grazed, although protected by his military hat. The plaster had been loosened by a sharp shake of earthquake the night before.” The Queen signed the statement at 11 a.m. in the rooms directly above –perhaps even at the same time?

[See the original article, “The Story of the Insurrection” in The Friend, Volume 53, Number 2, Pages 9–11. February 1895.

Comment to Writing on the wall, 1894.]

A New Year’s Gift: a Genealogy of Rulers, 1874.

A NEW YEAR’S GIFT.

The Kuokoa, on this first issue of its proud days of 1874, wants to gift this Genealogical List of the Rulers over the Hawaian people, starting from Kahiko Luamea, from the pen of S. M. Kamakau. It was upon Oahu that the ancient ones first lived, and the genealogy from before this is not from here in Hawaii, but it is said that they were from the sky [lewa]. The first people in this genealogy, it is widely stated that they are from the Islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand, and the islands to the Western North Pacific. And the listing of Alii Genealogy below just pertains to those who were Aliiaimoku. From Kahiko Luamea to Kapawa, they just ruled on Oahu. From Kapawa to Palena, most of the Alii were on Oahu and Maui; one was from Kauai, Luanuu; and two on Hawaii, Wahieloa and Pohukaina; and from Palena is where Hawaii’s royal Ancestry from Maui come from. And from Palena was born Hana, thereafter Maui’s and Hawaii’s chiefly line have been born until this time. It began from Abraham, being that the laws were the same, the genealogy was the same, and the circumcision was the same. Here are the alii listed out:

Kahiko Luamea,
Awakea [Wakea],
Haloa,
Waia,
Hinanalo,
Nanakahili,
Wailoa,
Kio,
Ole,
Pupue,
Manaku,
Lukahakoa,
Kahiko,
Luanuu,
Kii,
Ulu,
Nana,
Nanaia,
Nanaialani,
Waikulani,
Kuheleimoana,
Konohiki,
Wawana,
Akalana,
Mauiakalana,
Nanamaoa,
Nanakulai,
Nanakaoko,
Kapawa,
Heleipawa,
Hulumanailani,
Aikanaka,
Hema,
Kahai,
Wahieloa,
Laka,
Luanuu,
Kamea,
Pohukaina,
Hua,
Pau,
Paumakua,
Huanuiikalailai,
Haho,
Palena,
Hana,
Lanakawai,
Laau,
Pili,
Koa,
Loe,
Kukahoulani,
Kaniuhu,
(Kanipahu Kalapana)
Kahaimoeleaikaaikapukupou,
Kalaunuiohua,
Kuaiwa,
Kahoukapu,
Kauhola,
Kiha,
Liloa,
Hakau,
Umi,
Keliiokala,
Keawenuiaumi,
Kanaloakuaana,
Umiokalani,
Lonoikamakahiki,
Iwikauikaua,
Keakakamahana (w [wahine])
Keakealani (w),
Keaweikekahialiiokamoku,
(Kalaninuiiamamao Keeaumoku),
Alapai a Kauaua,
Keaweopala,
Kaleiopuu,
Kiwalao,
Kamehameha I.
Liholiho (Kamehameha II),
Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III),
Liholiho II (Kamehameha IV),
Kapuaiwa (Kamehameha V),
Lunalilo.

[This seems to be a little different from what is seen in the appendix of Kamakau’s “Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii”.]

(Kuokoa, 1/3/1874, p. 2)

HE MAKANA MAKAHIKI HOU.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 1, Aoao 2. Ianuari 3, 1874.