The Birthday of Emma Lani.—This Friday (yesterday) the 2nd of January 1880, Queen Emma Kaleleonalani made a full 44 years old. Just as usual, the day her royal mother suffered the pangs of birth arrived. The walls of her estate were filled with people. We are very happy to announce to the public that the cherished lehua blossom is as always bright upon her attractive full cheeks and the body of that “Rare Blossom” of the lahui remains strong. And while the people joyfully celebrate the arrival of that fine day, we remember and join in the cheer, and give our prayer that she lives long with her family with ease and good fortune. The King was graceful in passing by to give his congratulations to the Queen of one of the famed Kings of Hawaii nei.
(Kuokoa, 1/3/1880, p. 2)