Another stone kanoa, 1900.


Brought over by Jim Davis, the supercargo [kupakako] of the steamer Upolu, was a stone awa bowl that has a god image [kii akua] on its side. It is estimated to be 150 years old. This kanoa was found in the earth of Halikiki, Kona, Hawaii, a few feet underground. It was found when the land was being worked to plant coffee, and some people said there was a house foundation there in the olden days. There are many who say that a kanoa carved out of stone is very rare, and that most seen to this day are made from wood. This kanoa will be taken to the Bishop Museum after the one who it belongs to gives his consent.

[There was also this story on a stone kanoa at the Museum. And this did not i hear make its way to the Bishop Museum…]

(Aloha Aina, 6/9/1900, p. 6)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VI, Helu 23, Aoao 6. Iune 9, 1900.

More on Queen Emma, Leleonalani, 1866.

Pertaining to Queen Leleonalani.—This past Saturday, our beloved Queen returned to her residence Rooke House, seaside of Kaopuaua; and there many people went to give gifts [hookupu], and give their warm aloha to her. There was great and numerous hookupu given to her. This past Friday, she left the stifling air of town and returned to her Home in the uplands [Hanaiakamalama], where they relaxed to the sweet call of the singing snails [pupukanioe], and her royal husband and their beloved child who left for the dark lands.

[Here is another example where the initial “Ka” or “Ke” in a distinctive name is left off. Whereas Queen Emma is usually known as “Kaleleonalani,” here she is called “Leleonalani.” This works just as long as there is no confusion as to what or who is being referred to.

Kaumualii = Umualii, Kawaiahao = Waiahao, Kamoiliili = Moiliili, &c., &c., &c.]

(Au Okoa, 11/5/1866, p. 2)

No ka Moiwahine Leleonalani.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 29, Aoao 2. Novemaba 5, 1866.

Queen Emma affronted, 1866.

We Do Not Approve.

As we read the words which President Johnson spoke at his audience with Queen Emma, we nearly ridicule them. Were he instead the greatly beloved Abraham Lincoln, were it perhaps during his time, then the words would have been splendid. He was a very humble man, whereas this President is arrogant. It is unfortunate that it was him, and that he is the head of the Nation which we love. Here are his good for nothing words:—

“I offer you my esteem as you enter the Nation’s capital, for a people of 30,000,000” [He knows that Hawaii is a tiny Nation, and is boasting of America’s greatness.] “It is not because you are Royalty that I give you my regard, but because you are a woman who has looked out for the interest of your people.” [What is wrong with showing aloha in her Royal status?] “I can say that in our country, we are all royalty, we are all Kings and Queens. Therefore, when you speak to one of our people, you are speaking Monarch to Monarch.” [Queen Emma is aware of how America is; what purpose does it serve to speak those words in a welcoming address? You’d imagine that he would have words of aloha for Hawaii. America couldn’t be more against their President [? Oi ole kue ko Amerika i ko lakou Peresidena].

[Johnson’s speech as quoted in Memphis, Tennessee’s Public Ledger of August 24, 1866, is as follows:

“I am most happy to renew to your Majesty the assurances of profound regard and esteem made to you by the Acting Secretary of State, and it affords me pleasure to offer you a cordial welcome to the capital of these United States, the seat of government for over thirty millions of people. And in according you this earnest welcome, permit me to assure you that it is not because you bear the title of Queen; it is induced solely by the prestige that has preceded you, that has assured us of your virtues as a woman, and especially of your efforts in the cause of Christianity, civilization and education among the people of your country. It is more on that account than of the rank or appellation that you bear. If I were disposed to be facetious on this occasion, I might say that while none of the people of these United States wear crowns, while no man is acknowledged as a king and no woman as a queen, yet while you are here in these United States, you will have none but queens to associate with.”]

(Kuokoa, 10/27/1866, p. 3)

Makemake ole.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 43, Aoao 3. Okatoba 27, 1866.