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.