More “last words” of King Kalakaua, 1891.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

These are the very last words of King Kalakaua at the colony of Kalaupapa before he left Hawaii nei for California: “You all are good, and gracious; your dwellings are good and so are all things; however as for those who practice sorcery [poe anaana], have them go elsewhere.”  S. L. Hulipono.

(Kuokoa, 6/13/1891, p. 3)

Eia ka olelo hope loa...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXX, Helu 24, Aoao 3. Iune 13, 1891.

Last words of the King, 1891.

Kalakaua’s Last Words Preserved by Phonograph.

Outside the little circle of immediate friends and attendants upon the late King Kalakaua who were admitted into the sick chamber it is not known that for the ten days prior to the monarch’s death an Edison phonograph stood near the bedside. Many who saw the instrument daily never suspected its character or use, and during the excitable days preceeding the King’s death, during which every nerve was taxed to its greatest tension, the innocent-looking little machine reposed in its shaded corner unnoticed and unobserved by all except the King’s chamberlain and his secretary. Continue reading