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The 10th day of January, 1875, being the Birthday of H. R. H. Prince W. P. Leleiohoku, the present Regent, occurring on Sunday, Monday the 11th of January will be observed as a National Holiday, when the Government Offices throughout the Kingdom will be closed.
We were happy to see our King Aliiolani Kapuaiwa in good health. Last week Saturday he was taken by the steamship Pele to Hanauma on the south-east of Oahu nei. He is at leisure there, enjoying the softly blowing Hoolua wind, and the flying sea spray. He perhaps has become covered by sea spray.
The King was in town on Wednesday and Friday; and on Saturday, he came into town once more to get his picture taken at the photography studio of Mr. Weed.
These past days, the committees crowded into the residence of His Highness M. Kekuanaoa, in order to fulfill the wants of the people for the 31st of July.
Her Highness Princess Kamamalu, accompanied by the Hon. D. Kalakaua, went to see the iron two-masted schooner of Captain Hanham [Kapena Hanamu]. That same evening, the Dowager Queen held a party for the young chiefs and chiefesses at Haimoeipo.
Perhaps this Thursday, the King will prepare to sail to Molokai aboard the Themis [Temesi]
On the 19th of December, 1831, Bernice Pauahi Bishop was born, the one who established the Kamehameha School. She was the only child of Paki and Konia. When she was little, she was taken as hanai by Kinau. She was educated at the Royal School, the school for children of alii. At the school, she was a student of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Cooke and she was one of the smartest of the children of the school.
While she was going to school, she met Mr. Charles Reed Bishop. Her parents did not approve of this because they wanted their daughter to marry within the Kamehameha line. With this in mind, they built a home for Pauahi and called this home Haleakala.
Aboard the ship the Yankee were five Deer, from California, and they went to the Royal Hawaiian Agriculture Society, of the King. And aboard that ship the Yankee, were some Terrapin and Frogs, and many types of plants. Haole buy those fine things with the thought they would have fruit in the future.
Bears.–Brought aboard the ship the Metropolis, Capt. Preston, from Oregon, were two Cinnamon Bears, and they were given to the King.
The King is in fine health, He is at Hoihoikea Hale [Hoihoikeea Hale]. In the middle of the day this past Thursday, He met with his Ministers at Iolani Palace [Iolani Hale Alii].
Her Highness Princess Kamamalu is in good health; she is living at Haimoeipo.
His Highness M. Kekuanaoa K. G. C. K. remains fine; he can be found traveling about in the early morning by foot or by carriage. This past Wednesday morning, he went to Kakaoko [variant? of Kakaako] to build the stone pillar of the House of Keauiaole.
The Dowager Queen K. Hakaleleponi is in very good health. She is living at her residence Haimoeipo.
[Found under: “NA WAHI PANA A KAULANA O HONOLULU, OAHU NEI, I UHIIA I KA LEPO A NALOWALE LOA HOI I KEIA AU HOU.”]
4.—Haimoeipo, in the upland of the Palace Grounds, has changed in appearance these days with the building of the Barracks [Halekoa] and its grounds where the soldiers drill, and the new street that joins with Beritania Street, and this is where Queen Kalama died. She called the house which she lived, Pihanakalani, and that name is disappearing, while the name Haimoeipo remains.