Great rally against annexation, 1897.

GREAT GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE

—:FOR THE:—

PROTESTING OF ANNEXATION!

AT THE

Palace Square

ON THIS

FRIDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 8

7 O’CLOCK p. m.

By this, summoned are all those who are against annexation to gather at the Palace Square, Honolulu, in the evening of Friday, Oct. 8, 1897, at 7 o’clock, to pass a Memorial (Petition) protesting the passing of the bill of annexation, by which they want to join Hawaii to the United States of America.

The invitation is extended to all of the makaainana.

By the summons of the Citizens’ Committee [Komite o ka Lehulehu],

F. J. Testa,
J. K. Kahookano,
C. B. Maile,
S. K. Kamakaia,
S. K. Pua.

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We are the two whose names appear below, and from the side of the Hawaiian Patriotic League and Hawaiian Political Association, by this we support and approve the call above, and we summon all the members of those associations mentioned above to go.

James Keauiluna Kaulia,
President of the Hawaiian Patriotic League.

David Kalauokalani,
President of the Hawaiian Political Association.

(Aloha Aina, 10/9/1897, p. 7)

HALAWAI LAHUI NUI

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 41, Aoao 7. Okatoba 9, 1897.

I hookahi, kahi ka manao, 1897.

LET US BE OF ONE SHOULDER,¹ LET US BE OF UNIFIED THOUGHT.

At the meeting of the Executive Committee of the “Ahahui Hawaii Aloha Aina” [Hawaiian Patriotic League] at noon, 12 o’clock, at the attorney’s office of President Kaulia, the said Executive Committee decided that the Patriotic League will join and support the great rally of the makaainana of the lahui to absolutely protest the annexation of Hawaii to America, and it is announced to all of the members of the Hawaiian Patriotic League, from the men, to the women, to the children, to assemble at the Palace Square [Kuea Pa Alii] tomorrow evening (Friday) at exactly 7 o’clock, and there will be presented with insistence and unity, the resolution informing the President of the Senate and the people of the United States, that the native Hawaiians and the long-time makaainana protest the annexation of Hawaii to the United States of America.

Let us combine our prayers to overcome Hakalau. [E alu ka pule ia Hakalau.]²

James Keauiluna Kaulia

President of the Ahahui Hawaii Aloha Aina.

¹Hearkening to the idea of “I hookahi umauma, i hookahi poohiwi, a i hookahi puuwai.” [Let us be of one chest, one shoulder, and of one heart.] Also from earlier that year, see by Samuel K. Kamakaia, “Nai Wale no Oukou A’oe Pau.”

²According to Mary Kawena Pukui’s Olelo Noeau (115): “A sorcerer at Hakalau once created havoc in his own and other neighborhoods. Many attempts to counter-pray him failed until a visiting kahuna suggested that all of the others band together to concentrate on the common enemy. This time they succeeded.”

(Aloha Aina, 10/9/1897, p. 3)

I HOOKAHI POOHIWI, I HOOKAHI, KAHI KA MANAO.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 41, Aoao 3. Okatoba 9, 1897.