Anybody ever see one of these blue ribbons or blue badges of the annexationists? 1893.

[Found under: “TOPICS OF THE DAY.”]

The appointment of Mr. Kauhi to be Sheriff for the District of Ewa is very characteristic of the Provisional Government. Because Mr. Kauhi has sported a blue annexation badge he has been considered fit by the Attorney General to hold the responsible position to which he has been appointed. The blue badge has evidently made Mr. Smith forget that the honest(!) and super—virtuous Legislature of 1888 expelled Mr. Kauhi who was the member from Ewa for being convicted of being a bribe taker—but perhaps bribe-taking is not considered a sin among the P. G. rulers and not considered a bad quality for a police officer. We now fully expect to see Mr. W. O. Smith pitchfork that other honest (?) Hawaiian Mr. J. W. Kalua into office—say as judge for Wailuku. “Birds of a feather flock together” seems to be a true proverb as far as our missionary government is concerned.

[In the article, “BLOUNT AT HAWAII” printed on the front page of the Chicago Daily Tribune on 4/6/1893, mentioned is a dark-blue ribbon with the words ANNEXATION CLUB being worn by the members of said club to present themselves to James Blount.]

(Hawaii Holomua, 1/10/1893, p. 2)

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Hawaii Holomua, Volume II, Number 8, Page 2. January 10, 1893.

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On annexationists, 1893.

THE FRUITS OF ANNEXATION.

The other day, Dr. McGrew, Editor of the newspaper, the Star, of this town, was sued over some filthy words printed about Mr. Norrie, calling him a spittoon carrier [?? lawe ipukuha].* Mr. Norrie is a gentleman in our view; but that is nothing to the “Great Father of Annexation,” for he denounces Mr. Norrie as someone to be treated with contempt and tormented.

Because of that publication by Dr. McGrew which sullied his good name, he was hurt, and that is the reason for the suit, for his name is important to him.

This past Wednesday, the doctor was tried, and the judgement remains; we know that there can be no other judgement than that he is guilty.

This Thursday morning, when the steamliner of T. H. Davis and Company came up to the wharf of Porter Company.

A Hawaiian man named Puaala was climbing up wearing the blue ribbon of the annexationists [libine bolu hoohui aina] on his chest; when the captain saw this Hawaiian climbing aboard the ship, two of them stood at the top of the stairway, while the other people climbed aboard. Continue reading

The haughty ass, 1865.

The Ass.

An ass clothed himself in the skin of a lion, and acted as if he’d bring death to man and beast so that they would mistake him for a real lion. But when he lept proudly, his long ears stuck out from his lion skin cloak. The illusion was no more. He was captured, his glory was taken away, and he was made to transport goods. This story pertains to those scoundrels who lord over others.

[This story appeared right below yesterday’s crab story. And once again, the theme is unfortunately timeless.]

(Kuokoa, 3/23/1865, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 12, Aoao 4. Maraki 23, 1865.

Lead by example, 1865 / timeless.

The Crab.

A crab said to its child, “Quit that walking sideways. Walk straight ahead.” The child crab responded. “I am ready to do as you say, but only when I see you do so first.”

Lesson. It is useless to say things with your mouth without doing so as an example.

[What kind of nation is it where the heads speaks words of disrespect? What kind of an example does that serve for the young and those that seemingly know no better?

Many of Aesop’s fables like this one were translated in the Hawaiian-language newspapers.]

(Kuokoa, 3/23/1865, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 12, Aoao 4. Maraki 23, 1865.

Some advice from the past to composers of today, 1893.

ALL MELE HAVE KAONA.

Each Mele that is composed has its own nature, and there are results that follow that cannot be avoided. Should the words of the composition be good from beginning to end, then those who understand mele composition [haku mele] will say that the mele (prayer) is a good one; however, should the words be off, and syllables are dropped, and words of unfortunate nature result, those knowledgeable in haku mele will say that the pule (mele) is not good.

A mele is a prophesy in times of trouble, and it is a prayer that asks to be fulfilled. So it was in the ancient times of Miriam folks; and so it was in ancient times in Hawaii nei, and so it is today.

We publish once again the famous mele composed by Mrs. Kekoaohiwaikalani pertaining to our Hawaiian Band [Bana Lahui] who are enduring the hardships of these trying times we are living in.

[Doesn’t this sound like a call from the past to those of today?]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 9/8/1893, p. 2)

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Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 765, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 8, 1893.

Soldiers playing marbles? 1867.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

SOME SOLDIERS SHOOTING MARBLES [PANAPANA HUA].—In the afternoon this Friday past, as we were enjoying ourselves, some of the King’s soldiers appeared before the entrance of our building and we went to see; they were playing marbles on the street and going seaward of our Establishment. We looked close to see what they were doing, and we said, “Oh my, their bodies are grown up, but they do the activity of children; it would seem as if the soldiers are taught marching along with how to play marbles [kinikini mabala].

(Kuokoa, 10/26/1867, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 26, 1867.

On patriotism, 1894.

THE ARRANT COWARDS.

It is refreshing to hear the supporters of the revolutionary Americans accuse the loyal citizens of Hawaii of cowardice. The attitude on the 17th of January of the men, who boast of their patriotism and heroism, was not a proof of the qualities now claimed by them. The p. gs. remind us of the small boy standing behind his big and armed brother—and two policemen as guards—yelling to the lonely boy on the other side with no arms and no police: “Come on, come on you coward and I will fix you.”

The abject cowardice of the government was further illustrated today. A well-known contractor, a man of many years residence, and of unblemished standing in this community desired some cartridges for his revolver. He as many other civilized citizens enjoy during their stay at the Waikiki beach all manly sports, and he fishes, rows, jumps, boxes, and shoots to the target. As a law-abiding citizen he made a formal request to the fir of E. O. Hall & Son, for 100 cartridges and his requisition was returned crossed in red ink “refused by the Marshal.” Continue reading