The return of the aloha aina, 1845.

The Montreal, from Boston, arrived off our harbor on Sunday last, at day break.—Her ensign was noticed to be half-mast, and various conjectures began to circulate through the town, when William Richards, Esq., H.H.M.’s Commissioner to the U. States and Europe, whose arrival has been so long and anxiously awaited, landed and proceeded directly to the palace, where he immediately made known to their Majesties the melancholy news of the death of his fellow Commissioner, Mr. T. Haalilio, who died at sea on the 3d Dec. ult. Continue reading

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

THAT HAWAIIAN BOY WAS HONORED.

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

Beryl Leolani Bailey weds Gary Loomis Blaich, 1968.

Beryl Bailey Is Bride Of Gary Loomis Blaich

Beryl Leolani Bailey, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Bailey, became the bride of Gary Loomis Blaich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Blaich, Thursday evening at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Crosby performed the ceremony in a setting of white Singapore plumeria, lawai and mock orange rope. The entrance was decorated with kahilis. Continue reading

John “Jack” Desha, 2018.

Stars of Yesteryear

BY BILL PACHECO

Judge John “Jack” Desha, another of Hawaii’s oldtime greats in sports, attended Kamehameha and Punahou schools in Honolulu, participating in football, baseball, track, soccer and tennis. He has the honor of being elected captain of the Punahou nine for three straight years. He was an outstanding shortstop at Punahou and later at Harvard University.

The Judge attended Harvard from 1908 to 1912 and participated in baseball and played some football also, but wasn’t big enough for the tough Eastern circuits.

He recalled that Harvard won the mythical baseball championship of the…

Bill Pacheco

…East in 1911, playing 31 games of which they won 28. He was a shortstop. Continue reading

Liholiho and Kamamalu, 1924.

[Found under: “LIFE OF KAMEHAMEHA II AND HIS QUEEN EVENTFUL”]

At the annual social meeting of the Daughters of Hawaii at Queen Emma home Wednesday afternoon, a story of the life and short reign of King Kamehameha II, usually known as Liholiho Iolani, the latter being his favorite name, and his queen, Kamamalu. The paper was read by Mrs. Flora Wood Jones, historian, who wove the historical facts into an interesting story. It is as follows: Continue reading