More on the importing of birds and plants and laborers, 1865.

Planters’ Society.

A general meeting of the Society was held at the Court House on Saturday last, April 1st, 1865, pursuant to a call published by his Ex. R. C. Wyllie.

Mr. Montgomery was called to the Chair, and stated that the objects of the meeting were, first, to consider the amalgamation of the Planters’ Society with the Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society.

Hon. G. M. Robertson, appointed at a former meeting to report on the proposed step, stated that the simplest way for attaining the object was for the members of the Planters’ Society to unite individually with the R. H. A. Society. Continue reading

On rice birds in Punaluu, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Hiohiona o Koolauloa.”]

Pertaining to Punaluu.—This is rice farming lands for Chulan & Co. There is much rice in this land; there is much rice as well amongst the Hawaiians in Waiono, Makana, Puheemiki, Kapano, and Papaakoko; Continue reading

Electric lights unveiled here in Hawaii nei, 1886.


This past Wednesday night, Honolulu’s crowd came out parading in droves, approximately 7,000 strong, to check out the first time the six electric lights which we made known the other day were lit, under the organization and expense of Mr. C. O. Berger, and those who assisted him to install this type of new electricity to this land, but which is regularly known to some other places in the world. Continue reading

The Prince of Hawaii, 1860.

The birthday of Ka Haku o Hawaii.

That is this 20th of May, and it is being moved to the 21st; it will be a day of celebration, and therefore the Legislature will be postponed to the 23rd of May.

[The celebration was held on the following day because the 20th fell on a Sunday that year.]

(Hae Hawaii, 5/16/1860, p. 28)


Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou—Helu 7, Aoao 28. Mei 16, 1860.

Yew Char in the legislature, 1926.

Rise of Yew Char to Position In Legislature Like Alger Story

First American of Full Chinese Ancestry To Have Place In Lower House

Was Once Bootblack and Newsboy On the Streets of Honolulu

From newsboy and bootblack, plying his trades in the streets of Honolulu, to member of the house of representatives of the territorial legislature, summarizes the career of Yew Char, local photographer who is the first American citizen of pure Chinese ancestry to be accorded a seat in the law-making body. Continue reading

Kamehameha V address at the opening of the legislature, in English, 1868.

Nobles and Representatives—

A great calamity has befallen the Island of Hawaii. My duty to my subjects has called me away from my Capital, and I have delegated a Royal Commission, presided over by my well-beloved father, to open the regular session of the legislature. Continue reading

Kamehameha V address at the opening of the legislature, in Hawaiian, 1868.

E na ‘Lii a me ka Poeikohoia—

Ua loohia mai ka pilikia nui maka mokupuni o Hawaii. Ke kono mai nei ka hana o ka’u oihana, e hele aku au iwaena o ko’u mau Makaainana, oiai, iloko o keia mau la pilikia o lakou; ae haalele iho i ke Kulanakauhale Alii o ka Aupuni. Ua haawi aku au i kekahi Komisina Alii, e hoomalu ia’na e ko’u Makuakane aloha nui ia, ma ke ano Peresidena, a na ia Komisina e wehe ae i ka haalawai ana, o ke Kau Ahaolelo o keia makahiki. Continue reading

Kamehameha V to open the legislature, 1868.

[Found under: “Na Mea Hou o Ke Alo Alii”]

King Kapuaiwa.—At half past 10 in the night of this past Wednesday, the King landed at Ainahou aboard his royal schooner Kamaile. When he landed, his regular horse carriage was awaiting him, and when he got on it, he travelled straight for his Palace at Iolani. Continue reading