Words from the King, 1834.

We must put effort into learning the written word. Let us study hard so that we thoroughly understand what they say, O men, children, and women.

By Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III).

(Lama Hawaii, 5/16/1834, p. 4)

Ka Lama Hawaii, Makahiki 1, Helu 14, Aoao 4. Mei 16, 1834.


Hanged, 1893.

The Newspaper, “The Bee.”

The writer of this American newspaper strongly stated, “Should Stevens (American Consul) and Wiltse (Captain of the Boston), be hanged from a Coconut tree by the Hawaiians, it is not clear if this Nation can lawfully demand payment for the damages of that action.” This is a great statement full of importance, and it would appear as if extreme anger has entered deep into the heart has taken seat deep in the heart of the writer pertaining to the overthrow of the nation here in Hawaii nei, and that is the reason he is able to speak in that way. As for us, we are not a people of rioters–there is one important thing, that is our maintaining the peace.

[Has anyone seen the article being referred to here?]

(Hawaii Holomua, 2/24/1893, p. 3)

Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 168, Aoao 3. Feberuari 24, 1893.

The new Iolani Palace, 1882.

The sum of the people’s money spent to build Aliiolani Hale as well as for purchasing parcels of land for its foundation, reached $135,000! The losses from the Hawaiian Hotel and its foundation was $116,000. But if the two sums of money were added together, it would not be close to the expenses for the building of the new palace, which is known to be much greater than $300,000. We believe that there was fraud and unfair practices that went into the building of this new palace.

We would like our solon and the magi of this legislative session to properly investigate where the people’s money was spent aimlessly in this endeavor.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 5/6/1882, p. 2)

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke V, Helu 18, Aoao 2. Mei 6, 1882.

Hotele Hawaii, 1882.

“The 116,000 Devil”

That Hawaiian Hotel, the building and grounds, which costed the government $116,000 which was squandered by a number of Ministers of King Kamehameha V. It stands in front of our eyes this day, a reminder of wasted money of the lahui. Its lease for the year is not enough to cover the interest of 30,000, and the government is losing 7,500 every year, and so forth everyday that the government remains the owner of the hotel which Chief Lunalilo has called, “the 116,000 devil.”

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 5/6/1882, p. 2)

Have you seen an issue of this newspaper? Ka Leialii o Hawaii, 1892.

A new newspaper called, Ka Leialii o Hawaii was raised from the grave of the Nupepa Elele which died from lack of greenery needed to survive. A writer of that Leialii says because of the very little salary of the boys of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser Press [Halepai Kalepa] that they are hungry. This is not true because the PCA Press is paying its Hawaiian typesetters high wages from eight to twenty-five dollars a week. The Leialii cannot pay such high wages. Therefore what this writer speaks of is a big lie!

(Kuokoa, 4/23/1892, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXI, Helu 17, Aoao 3. Aperila 23 1892.