News of the Royal Court
The King is in good health; these days he resides at Hale Hoikea*, on the Royal Grounds of Iolani Hale. In the evening of Tuesday, He went to Helumoa, Waikiki, and returned that very evening to town. On Wednesday morning at 11:30, He boarded the American warship Lancaster docked at port. A twenty-one gun salute was given while the Sailors on the ship manned the yards,** and when he left, a 21-gun salute was given once more. The Alii who accompanied the King on this journey to see the warship were, Hon. Col. J. O. Dominis K. C. Governor of Oahu, Hon. C. C. Harris Minister of Finance, Hon. C. Kapaakea K. C., and Col. Prendergast messenger of His Highness Kekuanaoa.
Her Highness V. K. Kamamalu is a bit sickly these days. His Highness M. Kekuanaoa K. G. C. is in good health.
The Queen Dowager.
The Dowager Queen is in good health, she goes carriage riding every morning.
*Hoikea, the residence of the Kings since Kamehameha III on the grounds of the Palace, is also seen as Hoihoikeea, and Hoihoikea.
**Paa o na i-a [o ka moku] i na luina. For more on manning the yards, see: https://www.maritimehawaii.com/2017/10/manning-the-yards/
(Au Okoa, 1/8/1866, p. 2)