William Haehae Heen, 1917.

WILLIAM H. HEEN.

One of the Names Chosen for the Position of Circuit Judge [Lunakanawai Kaapuni] for Oahu nei.

(Kuokoa, 2/16/1917, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 7, Aoao 1. Feberuari 16, 1917.

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Racism, un-American, 1917.

REBUKE THE NARROW-MINDEDNESS.

William H. Heen, deputy attorney-general, is a young American citizen who has conducted himself well and made a good, clean, promising record as deputy county attorney of Hawaii and deputy attorney-general of the territory. Continue reading

William Haehae Heen faces racism from the United States, 1917.

RACISM.

A past issue of the Bulletin spread the news from Washington pertaining to W. H. Heen. The news being that the Senate is holding back their approval of Heen as Judge in place of Coke. The big reason behind this disapproval is that Heen is part Chinese [Hapa-pake]; where some Senators believe that this blood would not look well in a High Post in the Nation of the Unites States. How Astonishing! Continue reading

Kamehameha III’s new royal standard, 1845.

Foreign Office, May 14th, 1845.

Sir,—I am commanded by the King, to make known to you His Majesty’s thanks for the kind courtesy with which you have allowed one of your men to prepare his Royal Standard, according to the national devices arranged at the Herald’s Office, in London. Continue reading

I wonder if any of these golden Hawaiian flag badges still survive, 1893.

GOLDEN HAWAIIAN FLAGS.

We saw beautiful new Golden Hawaiian Flags at the jewelry store of Mr. T. Linday [Lindsay], on Fort Street, upland of the store of Mr. McInerny [Mr. Makinane]. It is most beautiful and reasonable in price. O those of Patriotic hearts, you must go get one at once, lest they run out first, for there are not many.

(Hawaii Holomua, 6/2/1893, p. 2)

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Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 234, Aoao 2. Iune 2, 1893.

The Hawaiian flag in British waters, 1853.

A Maritime Novelty.—The arrival of the Hawaiian brig Magdalia, Capt. Taber, exhibited quite a Fourth of July novelty in our harbor. It was the first time that the royal flag of the far-off kingdom in the Pacific had ever been displayed in these waters, and a very good-looking flag it is, blending the main features of the American, British, and French national colors. The union is a mixture of St. George’s cross with some other devices which we do not understand, and look at a casual view almost identical with that of the British flag, while the body of the Kanaka ensign shows eight stripes, alternately of white, blue, and red; and, as it flung its folds to the breeze it seemed an appropriate emblem of independence, and a fitting accompaniment of our own rejoicings on the glorious day we were celebrating. Continue reading