This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
Ia’u e nanea ana ma Wakinekona,
Pa-e ana ka leo nahenahe,
Auhea wale ana oe e Kalani,
Ei ae na hauna o ke Aupuni,
Nana e hanu mai pau i ka ikea,
Na mea nui, na mea liilii,
O ka hana ia a Waipa,
Kapena makai o ka Pi Gi,
Eia ko hewa la e Kalani,
No kou aloha i ka lahui,
Na ke kaa pio Hope Ilamuku,
I hii ia Kalani i Halealii,
Hookahi puana kou puuwai,
No ka poe i aloha i ka aina. Continue reading →
Memorialize Commissioner Blount—They Ask for Restoration.
The following is the text of a memorial which was presented to Commissioner Blount on Monday last, May 15th, by Mrs. Lovell, acting as a Committee of the Women’s Patriotic League of the Island of Kauai. The memorial was signed by 809 Hawaiian women residing on Kauai. It was read to the Commissioner by Mrs. Junius Kaae of this city, through whose efforts the organization was formed on Kauai, and who recently made a circuit of that island to secure the names attached to it. The Commissioner is reported to have spoken most approvingly of the tone and spirit of the memorial, and of the patriotism of the Kauai women in sending it forward.
To all beloved makaainana of the alii, Queen Liliuokalani, let it be known to all of you. The state of the Nation at this time, is under the administration of the provisional government by the reformist party [aoao hoomaemae], and military law is proclaimed by the new ministers of the provisional Government, that is: Continue reading →
The administration at Washington has the unqualified support of this magazine (The Illustrated American) in its course of conduct in the Hawaiian affair.In acknowledging the tremendous wrong committed by ex-Minister Stevens, while acting as the nation’s, representative at the Court of Queen Liliuokalani, President Cleveland and his Secretary of State have shown splendid courage and refreshing disdain of buncombe. All the facts in the case proves Stevens’ behavior while Minister at Honolulu to have been prompted by rank ignorance or complete disregard of right or decency. Stevens openly encouraged a portion of the Queen’s subjects in their preparations for rebellion and promised them every possible material assistance, the moment they furnished him with the shadow of an excuse for such a step. Continue reading →
The Crown Lands [Aina Leialii] were lands of Kauikeaouli that he set aside for himself and his descendants, when he divided the lands of his Kingdom between himself, the Alii, and the makaainana. In 1865, it was decided by the Supreme Court [Ahahookolokolo Kiekie] that these lands would be inherited by the person who sits on the Throne. The Legislature just passed a law to establish a managing Commission which will put these lands in order. Being there are no descendants of Kamehameha I that are living, therefore, the lands will now go to the people, that is they were released by the Legislature to help the Chief Executive [Luna Hooko kiekie] in his office.
Being that this office is no more and is of naught at this time, those lands are under the jurisdiction of the Government. Continue reading →