First issue of “Ka Lahui Hawaii,” 1899.

Here is an image of the first page of the first issue of a daily paper called Ka Lahui Hawaii (1/28/1899). It was printed in Honolulu, and its editor was Charles L. Hopkins [Kale Hapakini].

The seal on the masthead reads, “MA KA LOKAHI KA LANAKILA” [IN UNITY IS VICTORY]. And the main part of the masthead reads “LAHUI HAWAII Kona mau Pono, Pomaikai, a Kulana Holomua.” [THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE, Their Welfare, Prosperity, and Progress].

[Unfortunately this newspaper that runs from 1/28/1899 to 1905 is still not available digitally online.]

Lahui Hawaii

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 1, Aoao 1. Ianuari 28, 1899.



1 thought on “First issue of “Ka Lahui Hawaii,” 1899.

  1. It seems there is a previous issue to this one appearing on 1/23/1899. See “For New Party,” PCA 1/26/1899, p. 2; and “Puka-La ‘Lahui Hawaii,'” Ka Makaainana, 1/30/1899, p. 1.


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