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E ola o Liliuonalani, E paa i ka noho o ka lanakila, E mau Kou ihikapu Lani, Ma na kaiaulu o Hawaii.
Hui: E o mai oe e Liliulani, Ka wahine puuwai hao kila, Silaia i paa ko Aupuni, Me ka pono kuokoa o ka Lahui.
2 E mau Kou hilinaiia, E Ou mau makaainana, Me ka puuwai aloha aina, Aina kaulana i ka hanohano.
3 E hoi e Liliu i Ko kapu, I ka Noho Kalaunu i Halealii, He Alii i poniia e na Lani, I Moiwahine no Hawaii.
[The song above was composed by Mrs. E. K. Naipo of Honopueo, North Kohala, Hawaii, on the 18th past, for the benefit of the Manaolanakila Glee Club, and we happily publish it. Editor.] Continue reading →
The Regent in handing back to the King the authority which he placed in her hands, must do so with a feeling of great satisfaction. During His Majesty’s absence we passed through one very critical period, viz., the small-pox. This called for an extraordinary demand upon the resources of the executive, which was well responded to. When we compare what was done here, with what was done in Sydney, we may well be satisfied with our own Government. Throughout this period the Regent supported her ministers well in spite of opposition and complaint. It certainly was a hard time. The long quarantine and the necessary interference with business operations made men feel discontented, Continue reading →
This morning, precisely at eight o’clock, a very interesting ceremony took place at the Palace. A few minutes before the hour a detachment of soldiers marched from the barracks with the Royal Standard and a new flag for Her Majesty Queen Kapiolani. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
The new flag presented to H. R. H. Princess Likelike by his Majesty the King was floating from the mainmast of the steamer W. G. Hall as she came into port Tuesday afternoon. It is red and white stripes with the Hawaiian coat of arms and crown in the centre, Continue reading →
A mamuli o ka ikaika a me ka makaala ponoia ana o keia mau rula, i ka wa i hoopauia ae ai o ka hoomaluia ana, aole he mai i hoike ia mai ua puka ae mawaho aku. Aka, he ikaika nae kona laha ana ma ke kulanakauhale o Honolulu, a maloko o laila he ewalu haneri i loaa i ka mai, a ma kahi o ekolu haneri poe i make. Continue reading →
Seeing the call put out yesterday reminded me of the words of Queen Liliuokalani in her, “Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen,” where she looks back on the quarantine of 1881. I trust we will be able to look back some day with similar feelings of accomplishments.
…and whatever the inconveniences it became necessary at all hazards to prevent its spread
On Saturday, March 26 past, our Queen graciously went down to see her distressed makaainana at Kahakaaulana, the people separated from the healthy under quarantine by the government. The Queen went because of her aloha and her desire to see for herself how the afflicted group of her lahui are being cared for, and to see how they are living, how they are being treated, their bedding, food, and other necessities which her loving heart for her makaainana thought to help to her abilities. The Queen was accompanied by her younger sibling Pooloku and Kekaulike and the honorable Minister of the Interior [Henry A. P. Carter] and J. M. Kapena [John M. Kapena]. Continue reading →
Her Majesty the Queen accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Carter the Minister of the Interior, Her Excellency Kekaulike Governess of Hawaii, Mrs. Poloku [Pooloku], and Hon. John M. Kapena visited the small-pox hospital, on Kahakaaulana reef, on Saturday the 26th ult. Continue reading →