Na olelo ponoi o Kalani Kalakaua ma kona la hanau, 1874.

“Aloha oukou:

Ua lawe mai au i keia la, oia hoi kuu la hanau, i la hoomaikai i ka Mea Mana, no na pomaikai o ko kakou ola kino a kokoke i ka puni o keia makahiki. A ano ka mea hoi, ke kokoke mai nei ka manawa o Ko’u holo ana aku i na aina e, e imi i ka pomaikai o na hana nui a ko kakou aupuni; ua puili ae au i keia wa, e hai aku i Ko’u aloha ia oukou e na makaainana.

Ke hele nei au e hooko aku i ka mea a ke kau Ahaolelo i hooholo iho nei.

He mea mau iloko o na moolelo kahiko o na aupuni a me ko keia wa no hoi, ke kaahele ana o na Aimoku iloko o kekahi mau aupuni e aku, e imi ana no i pomaikai lahui iho. Continue reading

King Kalakaua’s expected treatment in the United States, 1874.

To King Kalakaua will go the honor of being the first ruling monarch to travel to the Nation of the United States of America since it was established as a nation. He will meet with a very grand reception greater than anyone else who has gone there.

When the battleship Benecia enters the entrance of the Golden Gate with the Hawaiian Flag waving in the wind on it central mast, it will be given a salute from the nation of the United States of America by the guns of the forts of Pine and Alcatraz when it passes before each of them. And should there be no obstructions or accidents, perhaps General Schofield [Sekofila], the Commander of the U. S. Forces in the division of the Pacific will meet and welcome Him in the name of the President, at a Hotel which he deems as fitting for the honor of the Monarch to spend the night. General Schofield appeared amongst us in the early months of Lunalilo reign. The length of their stay in San Francisco is not clear, but from what is known, it will not be for many days. Continue reading

King Kalakaua leaves for America, 1874.

The Alii, the King, boarded the battleship Benecia at 10 oʻclock and 30 minutes on the morning of this past Tuesday [11/17/1874] to go to the United States of America. When he reached the wharf, seaside of Halemahoe, it was an awesome sight; the seeing off by his subjects of the King on his travels to foreign lands. The people crowded together to shake his hand, give gifts, kiss his hand, and chant his name songs, but the King did not dawdle. When the skiff came by for him, accompanied by the Prince Regent [Kahu Aupuni] and the attendants, the sailors of the battleships Tenedos, Scout, and Benecia climbed the yard, and as the skiff moved on, the battery of Ainahou and the two British battleships each gave a 21 gun salute,— Continue reading

Birthday of the Prince Regent, Leleiohoku, 1875.

Birthday of the Heir to the Throne.

This coming Sunday, the 10th of January, is the birthday of Prince W. P. Leleiohoku, and he will be twenty years old. He was born on the 10th of January, 1855, on the day of King Kauikeaouli’s funeral, and for that reason, he is called Kalahoolewa. According to what we have heard, the day will be held as a holiday [la hoomanao kulaia]; however, because the day falls on a Sunday, the commemoration will be postponed until Monday, that being the 11th of January this year; and this will be the first time that his birthday will be widely celebrated, for us to give high tribute to the one who is Prince Regent in place of his Brother the King who has left for lands afar. With stirrings of expectation, we are hopeful that this will be a day set aside as a holiday that will be celebrated all over the kingdom appropriately.

[King Kalakaua was away from the Kingdom, travelling to Washington, DC, to secure a reciprocity treaty with the United States. Leleiohoku served as Prince Regent during this period from the Kalakaua’s departure on the morning of 11/17/1874 until his return on the morning of 2/15/1875.

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(Lahui Hawaii, 1/1/1875, p. 2)

La Hanau o ka Hooilina Moi.

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 1, Aoao 2. Ianuari 1, 1875.

King Kalakaua’s address in English, 1874.

[Found under: “THE ROYAL BIRTH-DAY.”]

My People: On this the first anniversary of my birth-day occurring after my accession to the Throne, I have thought it fit and proper that it should be made a day of national thanksgiving to the Almighty God, for His many mercies and blessings to us as a people; and, as it occurs on the eve of my undertaking a long journey to a far country, that you may also on this day implore the Divine protection for me in my absence, and a blessing on my mission. Continue reading

King Kalakaua’s stirring address to his people on his 38th birthday, 1874.

[Found under: “La Hanau o ka Moi ma Honolulu.”]


I take this day, that being my birthday, to thank the Powerful One for the blessings of our lives as this year nears its close. And also, the time is near for My travels to the foreign lands in search of benefits for the industries of our nation is quickly upon us; I seize this time now to express my Aloha for all of you, my makaainana.

I am leaving to carry out what was recently decided in the Legislative session. Continue reading

Sanford B. Dole, the Congregationalists, and Annexation, 1902.


On Monday evening, April 28 last, Governor Dole was the guest of the Congregational Club of Boston. Elsewhere in this issue will be found a sketch made by Dole of the Hawaiian situation. It is characteristic of the man. Having the full support of the Administration behind him he is not afraid to say in public what he has been thinking in private for many long years. Let us see and take up his points one by one.

Point No. 1.—”The monarchy was overthrown and annexation was accomplished for the sake of good government for the islands; that is, for their benefit.”—It is true! Annexation was accomplished, by a handful of Congregationalists because the reciprocity treaty between the United States and Hawaii was in imminent danger of being abrogated. The monarchy was overthrown, so as to save the $40 per ton duty on sugar. It was then as it is now for the Congregationalists:—Money before principle.

Point No. 2:—”We have given you everything we have by being annexed.”—That is, Sanford B. Dole, and his Congregationalist friends have given to the United States that which did not belong to them. With the help of an American cruiser, American marines and an American Minister, they have robbed the native Hawaiians of their country so as to enable a few Congregationalist planters to keep up receiving big dividends from their sugar stocks which would have been materially cut down had a $40 duty been imposed upon each ton of sugar. The Springfield Republican adds the following comment to Point No. 2: “But the second point that they have given us all they have is not at all consistent with his first point that they sought Annexation for the benefit of the Islands, and it shows that they are still trying to work the United States for the benefit of the Hawaiians.” Continue reading