La Hoihoi Ea committees, 1865.

Restoration Day.

Here below are the names and the types of the Standing Committees [Komite mau] selected by the meeting for the commemoration of Restoration Day at Kawaiahao, in the evening of the 3rd of this month. And it will be these Committees that will fulfill the duties described for each Committee. Continue reading


Miscommunication about a La Hoihoi Ea meeting at Kaumakapili Church, 1865.

The 31st of July—We saw this past Saturday, an Announcement on the side of the road calling out to leave your precious things at home and to make your way to Kaumakapili in the calm of the evening, to find out about the inception of a gay banquet for our Restoration Day, that being the 31st that is approaching. Continue reading

Kamehameha Day preparations, 1919.


Definite Steps To Arrange Kamehameha Day Program Are Expected To Be Taken

Plans for the most elaborate Hawaiian celebration of Kamehameha Day, June 11, will be launched this morning at 9 o’clock at a meeting of the Kamehameha Centenary Commission, recently appointed by Governor McCarthy, to be held in the office of the Henry Waterhouse Trust Company. Continue reading

More information from the December 28, 1891 meeting at Manamana, 1892.

[Found under: “Halawai Makaainana”]

Within that spacious structure at Manamana, gathered together was a huge crowd  because of a call out to all to an open meeting of the people on Monday night, December 28, 1891. Before the meeting time, there were songs performed by the Hawaiian band in honor of the meeting.

Here are the people who came that we recorded:

Hon. A. Rosa, J. L. Kaulukou, J. K. Kaulia, J. M. Poepoe, J. E. Poepoe, T. K. Nakanaela, W. C. Achi, J. Kalana, J. U. Kawainui, E. Johnson, I. D. Iaea, W. H. Kahumoku, J. A. Kahoonei, J. Kanui, S. K. Aki, J. B. Kuoha, Paulo Aea, J. Alapai, E. Naukana, J. Heleluhe, Rev. J. Waiamau, E. K. Lilikalani, S. L. Kawelo, S. K. Ka-ne, J. N. K. Keola, J. Nalua, D. M. Aea, G. L. Desha, Umauma, Mailolo, D. Malo, Haili, Lii, F. Meka, Continue reading

Great Meeting of December 28, 1891 at Manamana, 1891.


The Native Sons of Hawaii to the Front.


Over six hundred people, Hawaiians and foreigners, were present at the mass meeting called by the Native Sons of Hawaii, and held at the Gymnasium on Monday evening. Many prominent natives were present and listened to the discourses of their wise leaders with attentive ears. Long before 7 o’clock streams of people were seen wending their way towards the Gymnasium. The Royal Hawaiian Band, under the leadership of Prof. D. K. Naone, was stationed on the makai end of the hall, and discoursed most eloquent music for over thirty minutes.

J. K. Kaulia, the Secretary of the Native Sons of Hawaii, called the meeting to order at 7:45 p. m.

Hon. A. Rosa was elected chairman of the meeting. On taking the chair, he said that he came as spectator only. He was not a candidate for the coming elections, and he was not a member of the society. He asked the audience to conduct the meting in an orderly manner, so that nothing would mar the success of the object in view.

Isaac D. Iaea was chosen secretary and Mr. Rosa interpreted the speeches in English.

The Chairman called upon the Rev. J. Waiamau to open the meeting with prayer which was done.

A. Rosa said: The subject for discussion this evening is, “Our denunciation against adopting a Republican for of Government for Hawaii.” You are at liberty to express your views, whether pro or con. The first speaker—J. L. Kaulukou—will speak against the Republican movement. The time allotted to each speaker is limited to ten minutes.

J. L. Kaulukou—Mr. Chairman and gentlemen: We are assembled here to-night because false rumors are being propagated abroad that we, native sons of the soil of Hawaii, are in favor of a Republican form of Government. Our bitterest enemies are doing their utmost to spread this unfounded report. It is our duty tonight at a mass meeting assembled, to notify the world at large that the aboriginal Hawaiians are body and soul against such a movement. We do not favor annexation either with America or with any other foreign power. We have called this meeting because foreigners abroad are entertaining this idea, which is most derogatory to our interests. Hawaiians are not the only one concerned in this question; foreigners, too, who have adopted Hawaii as their home; they have a right to stand up and denounce this movement. [Applause.[ A queen now reigns over us. It is our duty as loyal citizens to do our utmost to perpetuate the throne of Hawaii. England cherishes her Queen, and we should adore our Queen. Our ancestors have been accustomed to a monarchial form of government, and we, the younger generations, have been instilled with undying loyalty to our sovereign. Our forefathers considered “love of the throne, love of country and love of the people” as one, but we have divided it into three distinct persons. I will now read to you the following resolutions, carefully prepared by a committee of the Native Sons of Hawaii: Continue reading

Hawaiian Star’s coverage of the protest rally of July 2, 1894.

The noticable lack of enthusiasm at the Royalist mass meeting yesterday afternoon was not surprising. The half-dozen foreigners who got up the affair, to protest against the Republic, will now probably admit it is a hard matter to work up native enthusiasm at a political funeral.

(Hawaiian Star, 7/3/1894, p. 2)

The noticable lack of enthusiasm...

The Hawaiian Star, Volume III, Number 86, Page 2. July 3, 1894.

Newspaper in favor of the Republic and the mass protest of July 2, 1894.


Those who have hung a last hope on a turn in the political tide favorable to royalism have again been disappointed. The eager anticipation that the new constitution would not receive the support of the radical element of the political clubs has been dashed by the unanimity and enthusiasm with which the call for to-night’s ratification meeting has been received. Hope deferred hath surely made the heart of the royalist politician heavy; and that “terrible tired feeling” has, since the passage of the Senate resolution, characterized the actions and scheming of the ex-queen’s street politicians. They have not learned of wisdom, though tutored thus far by a kind fate; and they refuse to abate one jot of their absurd pretentions, though a point has been reached where the royalist faith-cure and racial egotism will avail no more forever.

The crowning absurdity of all the royalist planning since the overthrow of the monarchy, has been reached in the mass meeting “to protest” against the establishment of the Republic and the new constitution. Wiser heads have already entered similar protests—protests with somewhat of weight and prestige back of them, made both here and abroad; but they have amounted to naught, not being more substantial under the circumstances than the breath with which they were projected.

It has been certainly an untoward fate that has snapped off the daily yearnings of retrogression and restoration almost as soon as they have been made public through diplomatic or local channels. It seem not yet to have dawned upon the monarchists and their more influential backers of different sorts and conditions that the royalist leaders are failing to play political trumps because the people of Hawaii have refused to deal them the necessary cards. The present, in fact, is a clear case of “new deal” where “bluffs” do not count.

It is pretty safe to say the Royalist mass meeting announced for this afternoon at 5 o’clock is another little game of political bluff gotten up by the usual coterie of anti-Republicans to give color to some little scheme of their own. Or it may be that this time the many desertions an general tendency of the natives during the past two weeks to come over to the Republic and the cause of Annexation has so chilled the political atmosphere that the half dozen foreigners from everywhere, who have been misleading and misadvising the natives for the past year, feel the absolute necessity of an immediate display of vocal fireworks to sustain their fading influence with the natives yet a little longer.

The public will remember the little mass meeting dodge of Mr. C. W. Ashford and other men of the stripe some months ago, when several hundred Chinese were present on special invitation to make a respectable showing. The meeting, however, as far as representing anything or anybody, except the three or four anti-American speakers on the stand, was an unqualified fizzle. Such will be the unlamented fate of the alleged mass meeting this afternoon to protest against the establishing of the Republic of Hawaii. This time the royalist braves will not even have the countenance of the Chinese who have sense enough to see the destinies of Hawaii are pointing elsewhere.

[Just as there were English newspapers in Hawaii with different stances, so too were there different stances taken by the different  Hawaiian-Language Newspapers.]

(Hawaiian Star, 7/2/1894, p. 2)


The Hawaiian Star, Volume III, Number 85, Page 2. July 2, 1894.

The great protest of July 2, 1894.


Five Thousand Loyalist Protest Against the So-Called Republic.

Without advertising, without preparations, a crowd of loyal citizens met yesterday on Palace Square, and then there did solemnly protest against the proclamation of a republic, not representing the people, not established for the benefit of the masses but virtually made for the sole benefit of the small and insignificant clique placed in power by J. L. Stevens and American troops in controversy of justice, honor, and popular will.

Over five thousand people gathered, among whom were all classes, all nationalities and all friends of popular government. The meeting was most orderly, and as Nawahi urged in opening the meeting, free from any undue demonstration, free from noise generally attached to a political meeting. Mr. J. O. Carter, one of the oldest and best known citizens in the country read the resolution, protesting against the so-called republic. Messrs. Bush, Nawahi and Kaulia spoke to the Hawaiians in most eloquent terns, and translated the resolution which was received with tremendous cheering by the Hawaiians. The following is the text of the resolution.

Be it resolved. That the Hui Aloha Aina and other patriotic leagues, together with the loyal subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom, in mass meeting assembled, representing by far the greater majority of the legitimate voters of this country, do hereby most solemnly protest against the promulgation of a new Constitution, formed without the consent and participation of the people, and we also protest against changing the form of government from the one under which we have lived peacefully and prosperously for many years. And that we maintain that the will of the majority of the legitimate voters of Hawaii should be the supreme power of the land, as such power is so recognized and accepted in all civilized countries, and by all the enlightened governments of the world.

(Hawaii Holomua, 7/3/1894, p. 2)


Hawaii Holomua, Volume III, Number 154, Page 2. July 3, 1894.

More on the protest rally of July 2, 1894.


All of the members of the Hui Aloha Aina a na Wahine are directed to gather at Palace Square at 5 o’clock this evening, Monday, July 2, 1894; to support the rights of the Great Makaainana Rally of Patriots along with like-minded Organizations led by the Men’s Patriotic League [Ahahui Aloha Aina a na Kane].

And in accordance with their invitation to the Women’s Patriotic League.

Let us fill this Rally until we have 20,000 or more, so that our unity is made know.

By Order

Executive Committee of the Hui Aloha Aina a na Wahine.

Honolulu, July 2, 1894.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 7/2/1894, p. 2)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 974, Aoao 2. Iulai 2, 1894.