Mrs. William Hall, 1893.

HAWAII.

Mrs. William Hall Tells of the Arrival of Commissioner Blount.

Disappointment Created by the Taking Down of Old Glory.

How Annexation is Viewed by the People of the Sandwich Islands.

The Daily Rumors Which Alternately Buoy the Annexationists and Royalists.

The following letter from Honolulu was written to Minneapolis friends by Mrs. William Hall, daughter of Mrs. C. O. Van Cleve, the wife of a missionary to the Sandwich islands, and has resided on the islands for the past 30 years. Mrs. Hall’s husband is also a son of a missionary. The story of the courtship and marriage is romantic, for Mr. Hall was visiting Minneapolis when he met Miss Van Cleve, and he fell in love with her at sight. He had only a short time to remain, and as Gen. Van Cleve was then out with a command,the impatient young lover made the journey to the general’s station to tell him he had laid siege to the the daughter’s heart, and that she would surrender if the father gave his consent. Miss Van Cleve afterwards went out to the Sandwich islands, where she was married and began missionary labors with her husband. The letter was written early in April, just after the lowering of the American flag on the islands.

Honolulu, April 5, 1893.

Just as we were in the midst of writing for the mail by the Australia last Wednesday, the telephone announced a United States steamer off Koko Head, supposed to be the revenue cutter Richard Rush, bringing commissioners from Washington to the Hawaiian government. This proved to be correct, and hurrying our letters, we repaired to the water front to see what was to be seen.

The streets were full of people and full of flags. Chicago will hardly fly more bunting to the square yard at the opening of the Columbian Exposition. Everyone hung out a flag of some kind, mostly American, though I noticed “The harp that once through Tara’s halls the soul of music shed,” is hanging “mute” on a green field between two brick buildings on the corner of Fort and Hotel streets, and I think likely, if the trade wind continues as vigorous as at present a few days longer, the cord (chord) will “indignant break.” But to return to our muttons, otherwise streets.

One feature of the display was a procession of native women dressed in white and bearing Hawaiian and American flags, marching down to the wharf to receive and welcome the commissioners.

The Rush entered the harbor and took her place in the naval row. The American minister, the consul, and a committee of three gentlemen boarded her from a steam launch just before she entered the harbor.

It soon became noised abroad that only one commissioner had arrived, and he would not  land for an hour or two. There was some disappointment among the natives when they heard that Admiral Brown had not been sent; others did not quite know whether to be glad or sorry that only one man had been entrusted with this mission.

Soon after the cutter anchored, Maj. Robertson, the ex-queen’s chamberlain, went on board and, presenting the queen’s compliments, offered the commission her carriage in which to ride to the hotel. The offer was declined with thanks, the commissioner had already declined several offers of the kind, preferring to ride in his private carriage. Continue reading

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Aloha Aina, 1893.

THE SCHOOLS OF SAINT LOUIS AND KAMEHAMEHA.

We reported that the students of Saint Louis School were forbidden from wearing annexation ribbons upon their chests. That is patriotism. And we also reported that the students of Kamehameha School were ordered to wear annexation ribbons at the urging of the teacher. How lamentable for the Hawaiian youths that are pushed in to giving up their land of birth.

(Hawaii Holomua, 4/13/1893, p. 2)

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Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 200, Aoao 2. Aperila 13, 1893.

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.

Owana Wilcox Belliveau tries to break the will of Princess Pauahi, 1918.

FIGHTING OVER THE ESTATE OF PAUAHI

Honolulu, Dec. 29—Perhaps because the desire of Mrs. Owana Wilcox Belliveau for the estate of Queen Liliuokalani was not fulfilled, she is now trying to fight for the estate of  the Chiefess Pauahi, and is looking for a way to break the Will because of her relationship with Chiefess Pauahi. Why does she keep trying to start this kind of thing? Continue reading

Hawaii artists, 1901.

Works Painted by Our People.

Some of These Paintings Shown Last Monday.

In their Exhibition Room in Progress Hall, on the corner of Fort and Beretania Streets, our artists showed some of the paintings they created with patience. Hawaii is one of the best places for artists because the land is beautiful, the mountains are beautiful, the plants are beautiful, everywhere is beautiful, and they always have a subject to paint at any time. When observing the paintings shown at their exhibition room, those paintings show that our men and women artists know the beauty of the land and they used their brushes to situate this beauty upon the paper or canvas painted by them. Continue reading

Kaona, 1897.

[Found under: “KE ALEALE NEI KA WAI.”]

At the Sunday School service where the new Wainee Church in Lahaina was being dedicated, according to what was told to us, Rev. O. Nawahine gave a cryptic sermon, and in that congregation were some missionary descendants. He said in the days of his youth, the mountains were filled with the birds: iiwi, o-o, amakihi, and so forth; but now it is filled with lantana and mynah birds. While he spoke, his gaze was set on the missionary descendants listening to him. He is so right.

(Makaainana, 5/10/1897, p. 5)

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Ka Makaainana, Buke VII—Ano Hou, Helu 19, Aoao 5. Mei 10, 1897.

Timeless, 1899 and beyond.

Our Rocking Chair.

We are printing here in our paper under the title shown above, truly appropriate things for parents to read before their children regularly.

“MAI NANA I KO HAI KEE.”

No ke kamailio ana i ko hai kee,
Mai poina no hoi oe i kou;
Pela ka poe mea hale aniani e hoonee,
O pa ka pohaku iluna o lakou.

Ina aohe a kakou mea e hana ai,
O ka nema wale no i ko hai hala;
E pono mai kauhale aku e hoomaka’i,
A mai laila mai imihala. Continue reading