They will eventually bite the hand that fed them, 1862.

Palmam qui Meruit Ferat.

Yesterday (Friday) afternoon, at 4 1-2 o’clock, the Honolulu Rifles turned out for a full dress parade. After marching through several streets the corps halted on the Esplanade, fronting Fort street, when His Majesty the King, accompanied by H. R. H. the Prince of Hawaii, Continue reading

Francis Ii Brown honored with the French Croix de Guerre, 1918.


News was received from Paris, and written by him to his elder brother in Honolulu, about the French Nation giving the “Cross of War” to Francis Ii Brown, one of the children of Mrs. Irene Kahalelaukoa Holloway, and the reason he received this “Cross of War” was because of an act of bravery done; this Hawaiian Boy did not inform his elder brother in Honolulu in his letter the reason that he received this “Cross of War,” but it is clear that this “Cross,” was received because of an act of bravery he carried out. Continue reading

Swimming trophies brought home by the Hawaii boys, 1913.


Yesterday and today a good-sized crowd gathered about the window of Thrum’s book store, on Fort street, admiring the cups and medals brought back by the Hawaii swimmers. The lion’s share of these are the property of Duke Kahanamoku, who now has a large enough collection of gold medals to start a jewelry store.

In the above picture, the cups, from left to right, are for the rough water swim at Redondo; the Indoor Yacht Club cup, for the team making the greatest number of points at the San Francisco meet; the cup presented to W. T. Rawlins, manager of the Hui Nalu team by Charles Y. Williamson of the British Empire Club, and Al Coney of the South End Rowing Club; and the relay cup, won at San Francisco by the Hui Nalu team.

The medals are for first prize in the 50, 100, 220, 440 yard, and the 50 yard back stroke, won by Duke at San Francisco; second prize in the back stroke, won by D. Kaupiko; third prize in the half mile, won by Frederick Wilhelm; a gold medal presented by the Los Angeles Athletic Club to Duke; and a first prize medal won by Duke at the Los Angeles Swimming Association meet.

The trophy presented to W. T. Rawlins is a handsome loving cup, which was given the local man at the Stewart Hotel just before the team left San Francisco.

[I wonder if we will be able to see any of these at the upcoming Duke exhibit at the Bishop Museum!]

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/22/1913, p. 9)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XX, Number 6643, Page 9. July 22, 1913.

Duke Kahanamoku trophy, a champagne cup? 1913.


Duke Kahanamoku’s Trophy Is Utilized by Colonel Parker for Purpose Designed

Aboard the liner Sierra a loving cup was used yesterday for the purpose for which it was designed.

The cup was one of the trophies carried home by Duke Kahanamoku, the Hawaiian swimmer, who sailed on the vessel for his home.

Colonel Sam Parker was also a passenger. The colonel insisted on filling the cup with champagne. He then invited Duke’s friends into the Sierra’s saloon and, passing the brimming bowl to a pretty girl, begged her to drink [to] the dark skinned swimmer’s health.

Until the cup was empty everybody was Duke’s devoted friend.

(San Francisco Call, 8/13/1913, p. 4)


The San Francisco Call, Volume 114, Number 74, Page 4. August 13, 1913.

Government Proclamation, 1874.

[Found under: “BY AUTHORITY.”]

It has pleased His Majesty the King to appoint His Excellency R. H. Stanley a Commissioner of Crown Lands, vice the Hon. H. A. Widemann, resigned.

Honolulu, June 2, 1874.

On the 28th of May last, it pleased His Majesty to confer the distinction of Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I. upon the following gentlemen:

H. H. Charles Kanaina,

Hon. Charles R. Bishop,

Hon. John O. Dominis,

Hon. Archibald S. Cleghorn.

At the same time, His Majesty was pleased to confer the distinction of Knight Commander of the Order upon—

Hon. Hermann A. Widemann,

Hon. J. Mott Smith,

Hon. Paul Kanoa.

And at the same time, it likewise pleased His Majesty to confer upon—

Hon. Theodore C. Heuck,

Hon. William Hillebrand,

Hon. William L. Moehonua,

Hon. Edward H. Boyd,

William C. Parke, Esq., and

Col. William F. Allen.

The distinction of Knights Companion of the Order.

John O. Dominis, Secretary of the Order.

Aliiolani House, June 5, 1874.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 6/10/1874, p. 2)

It has pleased His Majesty...

Hawaiian Gazette, Volume X, Number 23, Page 2. June 10, 1874.