This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
Honolulu, Sept. 2.—Former Queen Liliuokalani reached the age of seveney-five years today. As has been her custom for many years, the former queen held a formal reception which was attended by American and Hawaiian officials and several thousand native Hawaiians irrespective of rank or position.
(Bismark Daily Tribune, 9/3/1913, p. 8)
Bismark Daily Tribune, Thirty-Third Year, Number 208, Page 8. September 3, 1913.
Honolulu, Sept. 2.—Former Queen Liliuokalani, who entered upon her seventy-fifth year today, held a large public reception in honor of the anniversary. During the day she received presents and messages of congratulations from friends and followers in all parts of the islands.
[Although they made a math error (which it seems I am prone to as well), being this was her 74th birthday, it is interesting to see that this made the front page in Minnesota.]
(Bemidji Daily Pioneer, 9/2/1912, p. 1)
The Bemidji Daily Press, Volume 10, Number 108, Page 1. September 2, 1912.
On this past Labor Day, the birthday of Queen Liliuokalani, the members of the Liliuokalani Society and the women of the Kauikeaouli Society gave a luau at Mooheau Hall. Invited to that luau were the heads of the other Societies. They partook of the kindness of the Sisters until their stomachs were filled [ua lawa loa ka lua o ka inaina]. The following night, a European dance was held and many people assembled there, and the event that night was let out peacefully. We pray that the ways of this Society will be followed for the good of the public.
(Hoku o Hawaii, 9/5/1912, p. 3)
Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 7, Helu 14, Aoao 3. Sept. 5, 1912.