Alohaalii Campbell baptized, 1894.

Royalist Kealohaalii Campbell

nupepa

BAPTIZED.

At 10 o’clock in the morning of this past Monday, May 4, 1894, the baby Royalist, that being Alohaalii, was baptized at the Anglican Church. Later at 2 o’clock p. m., there was a party to celebrating the first birthday, at the residence of Mr. James Campbell on Emma Street. All of the members of the Executive Committee [Komite Hooko] of the Women’s Patriotic League [Hui Aloha Aina o na Wahine] were invited to visit for the birthday of Alohaalii Campbell.

We ask that the days of Royalist’s life be long, and that he live until old age.

[Unfortunately it seems that Royalist Campbell, child of James and Alice Kamokila Campbell Abigail Kuaihelani Maipinepine, lives only a little more than a year more…]

(Oiaio, 5/18/1894, p. 3)

UA BAPETIZOIA. Nupepa Ka Oiaio, Buke VI, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Mei 18, 1894.

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Let the story be told, Of those who covet shiny things.

Patriotic mele of a different sort, 1893.

MELE NO KA PUNI LILELILE

Eia e ka lono ua hiki mai,

I lawea mai e ka makani Kona,

Ike ia ai na hana poholalo,

A na muhee o ka Aina,

Puni wale i ka mali leo panai,

Kuai i ke Ola me ka Uhane,

Ua paa na maka i ke Kala,

I ka mea lilelile a ka haole,

Ua like me Iuda kumakaia,

Hoomaewaewa i kona Haku,

Aloha ole i kona onehanau;

A i puka mai ai i keia Ao,

Ike ai i ka la he mea mehana;

Hanu ai i ke Ea o ka Aina,

Haina ia mai ana ka puana,

No ka poe puni wale i ka lilelile.

Maluihikoloheikahuaneneakapoeowaolani.

[There are not only patriotic compositions that laud and encourage, but there are also those like this one here which ridicule and disparage. This one goes something like:]

A SONG FOR THOSE WHO COVET SHINY THINGS.

The news has arrived,

Carried by the Kona breeze,

Witnessed are the deeds of deceit,

By the squids¹ of the Land,

Fawning after the sweet talk of reciprocity,

Selling away Life and Soul,

Eyes set on Riches,

That shiny thing of the haole,

Just like Judas the traitor,

Scorning his Lord,

With no aloha for his homeland;

If he’d come forth into the Light,

He’d see that the sun is a thing of warmth,

He’d breathe in the Ea² of the Land.

Let the story be told,

Of those who covet shiny things.

Maluihikoloheikahuaneneakapoeowaolani.

¹A squid can swim as easily backward as forward, so you never know if it is coming or going, and is thus used to describe a two-faced person.

²Ea can be seen as a play on the idea of Air as well as Sovereignty.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 2/21/1893, p. 3)

MELE NO KA PUNI LILELILE.

Names not to be forgotten, 1893.

THE NATURE OF THE HAWAIIAN FLAG.

The Hawaiian Flag is one of the most glorious Flags, and it is so pleasant to look upon, and like the nature of the Flag, so too the People.

The brown-skinned [ili ulaula] Hawaiian Lahui are a kind People, are modest, treasure malihini, are welcoming, have open hearts, and so forth.

But even if the Hawaiian Flag and her People are kindhearted, they have been trampled upon by the descendants of the missionaries, and are being paid back with poisonous words, even more so than the Auhuhu.¹

It is being said that they are a Lahui that is stupid, know nothing, pagan, idol worshiper, and on and on.

That is what we the Hawaiian People get in return.

But despite all of their abuse, we are not full of hate at the actions of these missionary descendants.

The people who tried to grab our beloved land; and their names shall not be forgotten by this Lahui.

They being: Albert Francis Judd [Alapaki F. Kauka]; William Richards Castle [W. R. Kakela]; Lorrin Andrews Thurston [L. A. Kakina]; Amos Francis Cooke [F. Kuke]; William Brewster Oleson [W. B. Olesona]; Henry Martyn Whitney [H. M. Wini]; Dr. Charles M. Hyde [Kauka Hai]; Sereno Edwards Bishop [Kahunapule Bihopa], who was raised by a Hawaiian woman at Kona, Hawaii; Sanford Ballard Dole [S. B. Dole]; William Owen Smith [W. O. Smith]; the Emerson brothers [na hoahanau Emekona]; William W. Hall [Wile Holo]; and some others.

All of them is who brought down our Flag, by lowering it and raising the American flag in its place.

However, under God’s benevolence, our flag has been returned to its rightful place.

So therefore, O Hawaiian People, we are prepared to lay out before you the full list of names of these great transgressors.

¹Auhuhu is a plant that was used in fishing as a fish poison.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/13/1893, p. 2)

KE KULANA O KA HAE HAWAII.

Hilo train, 1879.

Riding Steam Engine Train in Hilo.

Star Mill, Waiakea, Hilo, H.,
July 11, 1879, 1½ P. M.

Hon. Joseph U. Kawainui,

Aloha oe,—

Here I am now aboard the standing Locomotive, and I am writing what I see. Everything is going according to plans. The Locomotive is running with a single freight car attached, to test it out, for 840 feet in distance, and the tracks are still being laid.

Should you want to ride first on the train, come quickly. With delight,

Joseph Nawahi.

P. S. The steampower is 100 lbs, and its speed is between 18 and 20 miles per hour. J. N. Continue reading

Aloha Aina, 2015.

Expressing aloha ʻāina on the anniversary of the overthrow

“And so it happened that on the 16th day of January, 1893, between four and five o’clock in the afternoon, a detachment of marines from the United States Steamer Boston, with two pieces of artillery, landed at Honolulu. The men, upwards of 160 in all, were supplied with double cartridge belts filled with ammunition and with haversacks and canteens, and were accompanied by a hospital corps with stretchers and medical supplies. This military demonstration upon the soil of Honolulu was of itself an act of war. . .”

By nightfall of the next day, the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi had been illegally overthrown.

Hawaiʻi’s people today live in the resulting repercussions of that infamous day. For some, reflection on those historical events still conjures up the ʻeha (pain, hurt) of being wronged.

There may never be an adequate outlet to express the ʻeha, nevertheless, this story commemorates the 122nd anniversary of the illegal overthrow and honors some of the great expressions of aloha ʻāina (patriotism) coming from Hawaiʻi’s aliʻi (monarchs) and lāhui (people).→Continue reading.

Queen Liliʻuokalani, Hawaiʻi’s last reigning monarch, was imprisoned after her kingdom was illegally overthrown on January 17, 1893.