DOES ANYONE KNOW OF THE ROYAL STANDARD?
This office was asked by the director of the museum at Kamehameha Schools [Bishop Museum] if there is someone who remembers where the royal standard of Hawaii nei was put that was taken from the palace flagpole when the throne was snatched from Queen Liliuokalani, and being that no one in this office [of the Kuokoa newspaper] remembers about that flag, we therefore are putting this question before the public; perhaps there is a Hawaiian who knows of that flag, or has heard where it was placed.
There are many royal standards [hae kalaunu] of Hawaii nei, but the one greatly desired is the royal standard taken down on the 17th of January in the year 1893, twenty-five years ago; and the reason that this flag is wanted so, is to serve as a reminder of the history of Hawaii nei and the Hawaiian people.
If there is someone who remembers, or who knows perhaps of the location of this royal standard, please inform the director of the museum at Kamehameha School, or else this office.
(Kuokoa, 8/16/1918, p. 3)