“Ka Leialii o Hawaii,” another paper to keep your eyes out for! 1892 / Today.


On Monday last another Hawaiian daily was issued, named as above, meaning in English “The Crown of Hawaii.” It flies for its motto of love of Sovereign, Country and People. It is evidently a Tory of the rankest kind, from its motto, and from royal patronage displayed in its columns, and the names of royalists on its stock subscription. We have had on intimation, ever since the election of February last, that something of the kind was to be inaugurated in defense of sovereignty; and the causes that produced the sand-bag scare, has succeeded in giving birth to a full fledged Tory fledgling. We congratulate the Queen, in having her admirers start a paper in her interest, though evidently scared out of them.

[I do not know of any extant copies of this paper. Has anyone seen or heard of it?]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 4/19/1892, p. 4)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 435, Aoao 4. Aperila 19, 1892.


One of the few businesses still around today, Loves Bakery, 1893.


Nuuanu St., – – – – – Honolulu.

The Oldest Established Bakery



Promptly attended to.

(Liberal, 2/1/1893, p. 1)


The Liberal, Volume I, Number 41, Page 1. February 1, 1893.

The U. S. S. Boston, John L. Stevens, and the Hawaiian flag, 1893.


At nine o’clock this morning, and since the editorial matter of The Liberal was in type, the United States flag was hoisted upon the Capitol by Captain Wiltse of the U. S. S. Boston and a United States Protectorate was proclaimed over the Hawaiian Islands in the name of the American Government, pending negotiations now going on at Washington. The troops saluted the American flag first and immediately thereafter faced about and saluted the Hawaiian flag. The following is the text of the proclamation:


At the request of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands, I hereby, in the name of the United States of America, assume the protection of the Hawaiian Islands for the protection of life and property, and occupation of the public buildings and Hawaiian soil, so far as may be necessary for the purpose of specified, but not interfering with the administration of public affairs by the Provisional Government.

This action is taken pending, and subject to, negotiations at Washington.

John L. Stevens,

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States.

United States Legation, February 1, 1893.

Approved and executed by

G. C. Wiltse, Captain U. S. N.

Commanding the United States Ship “Boston.”

(Liberal, 2/1/1893, p. 2)


The Liberal, Volume I, Number 41, Page 2. February 1, 1893.

The Hawaiian Flag, an unwavering tree, 1893.


In the morning of Friday last week, September 22, the stripes of the Hawaiian Flag, second in beauty to no other, was seen in the Business Office of the Postmaster General [Luna Leta Nui].

And this is something astonishing for us to see that the Hawaiian Flag is placed in the Office of one of the Heads of Government appointed by the Provisional Government [Aupuni Kuikawa].

Our friends will perhaps not have forgotten the thoughts we published earlier pertaining to the Hawaiian Flag.

The Commissioner of the United States came to Hawaii, whose name will never be forgotten by this people, Hon. James H. Blount, When he ordered that the American flag be taken down and the Hawaiian Flag be raised once again. We made it clear that the Hawaiian Flag was the foundation of this Nation, and it is the unwavering tree; and seeing its stripes once more shows us that its branches are growing, that being the Royal Standard of Queen Liliuokalani.

Therefore we report to you each and everyday all the signs that we see, and we also give advice to the Lahui, to live with patience, to hold your breath, for it is Almighty God’s time now to make right our Nation’s leadership.

The reestablishing of Queen Liliuokalani to the throne of Hawaii nei, that is not something for man to do, but it is for Jehovah. And as for this Government Head, it is as if he is trying to cover up their wrongdoings.¹ How sad.

¹See Olelo Noeau, p. 313, no. 2859, for more on “Uhiuhi lau mamane ka wai o Kapapala.”

(Leo o ka Lahui, 9/25/1893, p. 3)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 776, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 25, 1893.

The Hawaiian Flag and those who worked against it, 1893.


The Hawaiian Flag is one of the most glorious Flags, and it is so pleasant to look upon, and like the nature of the Flag, so too the People.

The brown-skinned [ili ulaula] Hawaiian Lahui are a kind People, are modest, treasure malihini, are welcoming, have open hearts, and so forth.

But even if the Hawaiian Flag and her People are kindhearted, they have been trampled upon by the descendants of the missionaries, and are being paid back with poisonous words, even more so than the Auhuhu.¹

It is being said that they are a Lahui that is stupid, know nothing, pagan, idol worshiper, and on and on.

That is what we the Hawaiian People get in return.

But notwithstanding all of their abuse, we are not full of hate at the actions of these missionary descendants. Continue reading

Mary Yates passes on, 1896.


Mrs. Mary Yates died on the 24th of April 1896, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Akerman; she is one of the old-time kamaaina of Kona. She left behind 4 children, and 25 grandchildren, who grieve after her on this side of the grave. She was a gracious and kind friend to all that passed before her home, and great was her medicine of love for which she cannot be forgotten. Her children and grandchildren gathered at her bed before she fell into the sacred sleep of death, to remain in her grave until she is brought to life once again by the call of the sacred trumpet of God, sounded by his Great Angel. Blessed is this adornment for her sleep, just as Jacob taught during his long life to his famIly, and then with his last breath he blessed them and instructed them to cherish God and to have love for one another [aloha kekahi i kekahi]. This is a victorious and happy death. To her family goes our aloha.

[It is unfortunate that most of the five years running from 1889 to 1893 of this newspaper has not been found…]

(Oiaio, 5/1/1896, p. 2)


Ka Oiaio, Buke 8, Helu 10, Aoao 2. Mei 1, 1896.

The current situation, 1893.


From the Queen, thus: O My beloved people, return to your homes, and keep the peace of the land. The voice of the alii has mana, and her command is in force. This is mana by which war will not be started; and the people will abide by her command.

The Overthrow of the Government.

This was an act that was planned in advance, and it is an act to gain glory. It’s foundation was laid by the group of missionaries and group of sugar planters, and on Jan. 17, 1893. Weapons were taken up, and the Government Building [Hale Aupuni] was seized by those treasonous ones.

The Annexation Committee.

There are five members of that Committee; They left, fled, and reached Washington; and they returned separately all with nothing to show and much embarrassment. [a hoi liiilii mai ana me na alaala pakahi ma ka a-i, he mai nui ka hilahila.]

The Deceitful Laws.

This Administration ended some parts of their bayonet constitution [kumukanawai elau-pu] of 1887, and enforced oppressive, limiting [?? paikole], and burdensome laws; these were laws not made by the Lahui, but by a group of just 17 people.

Bloodshed of Hawaiians.

There have been two Hawaiians whose blood has flowed unto the earth; they were shot with guns of the evil ones; However, they survived with their precious lives. It is God who spares Hawaii. This bloodshed of Hawaii’s own will become seeds from which will grow equal rights for the Lahui and the land. Rise together O Hawaii—and listen to the Gospel of Christ.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/13/1893, p. 2)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 790, Aoao 2. Okatoba 13, 1893.

In memory of John Kalua Kahookano, 1900.


Passed by the Bar on the Death of J. K. Kahookano.

The following is a copy of resolutions passed by the Bar Association upon the death of J. K. Kahookano:

Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to take from us our brother lawyer, John Kalua Kahookano; be it

Resolved, That we, the members of the Bar Association of the Hawaiian Islands, in meeting assembled, hereby express our deep regret at the loss which not only the bar but the whole community has suffered by the death of our brother; and,

Resolved, That the late John Kalua Kahookano was a man who, by his honesty, integrity and other sterling qualities, won the respect and the esteem of the Hawaiian bar, who deeply regret his demise at the early age of 38 years.

As a member of the Legislature he not only satisfied the desires of his constituents, but showed a deep interest in the general welfare of the country, and displayed marked ability in legal matters. To his efforts are mainly due the amendments to our statute defining the degrees of murder.

As a representative Hawaiian, his career was full of promise—promise of future usefulness to his country.

As a public-minded citizen, he sacrificed his time and health in discharging his duties as a volunteer health inspector during our present epidemic.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded by the secretary of this association to his widow, with an expression of our deep sympathy in the bereavement of herself and family.


S. K. KA-NE,


(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 3/2/1900, p. 7)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XXXI, Number 5482, Page 7. March 2, 1900.

Hawaiian Flag Handkerchiefs, 1893.


We were shown some silk handkerchiefs printed with the Hawaiian Flag by Mr. Charles Girdler; this is a haole, who is with the Hawaiians in the difficulties of the land these days; these are truly beautiful handkerchiefs, and because they are dyed color fast, they can be washed.

His tiny shop is next to the attorneys’ office of Akoni Rosa, Enoka, and Kahookano, on Kaahumanu Street. They will be gone in a few days.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 7/21/1893, p. 2)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 731, Aoao 2. Iulai 21, 1893.

Another beautiful patriotic mele by Eleanor Prendergast, 1893.


1st. Kahiko ka ohu i Nuuanu
I ka holu a ka lau Kawelu
Ua lupea ia e ka moani
Hoope aala oia uka.

Hui: He halia he aloha keia
No kuu aina hanau
A’u e hiipoi mau nei
No ka Lanakila o Hawaii.

2nd. Ua nani ka pua o ka Ilima
I pilia mai me ka Malie
I wehi hoohie no ke kino
Kahiko mau no Hawaii.

3rd. Kamahao ka ike’na i ka nani
I ka wai Lehua a na manu
Manu inu wai pua Ohelo
Iiwipolena o ke Kuahiwi.

Miss Kekoaohiwaikalani.

Puahaulani Hale.

Honolulu, Mar. 25, 1893.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 4/25/1893, p. 1)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 691, Aoao 1. Aperila 25, 1893.