THE ROYAL STANDARD OF HAWAII.
In the history of Hawaii nei, from the time the Royal Standard of the Monarchs began first to flutter until 10 o’clock of the morning of Wednesday, January 18, 1893, for the very first time the famous beautiful flag was lowered because of a separate power, not because of the power of the Ruler of the land. For at that hour, Queen LILIUOKALANI left the Throne, in accordance with what She agreed to in Her Declaration of Protest, and the rooms of Iolani became cold, not being warmed by the one High Chief of Hawaii left from the realm of po, and it is as if her columns grieve at the squelching of the welcoming voice of aloha, and her plush carpets cry in loneliness without the rustling of the Royal footsteps. Aloha! Aloha to you, O Iolani of sacred kapu—our tears flow with yours; however,—what man does can be changed by God.
(Hawaii Holomua, 1/19/1893, p. 2)