Hawaiian men aboard the Aztec, 1917.

Cables Names of Men Aboard Aztec

The fate of the Hawaiians who were aboard the steamer Aztec, recently sunk by a German submarine, is still unknown, Delegate Kuhio has cabled to Speaker H. L. Holstein.

The following cablegram, giving the correct names of the Hawaiians aboard the Aztec, was received this morning.

“Speaker Holstein,

“Honolulu.

“Information from New York agents is Hawaiians on Aztec were Julian Macomber, Charles Kanai, Ekela Kaohi, John Davis, Henry Rice, Charles Nakalo. Fate unkonwn. Will cable when fate is known.

“KALANIANAOLE.”

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/5/1917, p. 1)

Cables Names of Men Aboard Aztec

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXIV, Number 7793, Page 1. April 5, 1917.

Hawaiian boys casualties of WWI, 1917.

FIVE HAWAIIAN BOYS DIED.

Washington, April 3—There are five Hawaiian boys thought to have been killed along with 16 Americans when the American steamer the Aztec was sunk. This ship was sunk outside of the seas of France by the German submarine without being given prior time for the captain and his sailors to prepare themselves on the previous Sabbath. Amongst the Americans  who are thought to have died are some sailors of the navy which the government placed aboard the ship when it left Newtown of Brest, the place of the shipwrecks of past [?? New York for Brest]. These are the first sailors of the navy to become victims of the Prussians as they attacked without giving time for them to distance themselves from the calamity of the sea placed upon them, and it is believed that Germany is at fault for breaking the pact with America by Germany starting its massacre with its submarines. This is the Brests where some of the shipwrecked of some of the skiffs landed [??] here below are the names of the Hawaiian boys:

Julian R. Masomber [Julian R. Macomber], Honolulu.

Charles Pinapolo, Honolulu.

Ekila Kaohi [Ekila Kaoki], Hawaii.

Tota Davisfi [Tato Davis], Hawaii.

H. K. Price, Hawaii. Continue reading

“American Queen”? 1917.

QUEEN LILIUOKALANI.

Clarifications by a Newspaper Writer about Her.

(Translated)

To “Ke Ola o Hawaii,”

Appearing in the British newspaper, The Outlook, of the other week, there were a number of awe-inspiring lines about our Queen, Liliuokalani, titled: “An American Queen.” This is how it went:

Americans sometimes forget that within one of the Territories of the United States there lives a real ex-Queen who owes the loss of her crown to the activities of American missionaries.

This Queen is, of course, Liliuokalani, of Hawaii, dethroned in the revolution of 1893. She is now a frail old lady of nearly seventy-nine years, and few but her immediate household and closest friends ever have the opportunity of meeting and talking with her.

It is interesting to record that because of one of the tragedies of the present war this aged Queen has permitted for the first time an American flag to fly over her home. The news of this incident comes to us in a letter from a correspondent in Hawaii. This correspondent writes:

It was my privilege a few days ago to attend what will possibly be the last public reception she will ever give to members of the Hawaiian Senate—some of her own race, and some sons of the missionaries who were mainly responsible for her overthrow. Although they belonged to a body absolutely democratic in form and elected by vote of the people as citizens of the United States, it was most interesting and somewhat touching to note the loyalty and love shown the aged ex-Queen: almost, one could imagine, as if she were still their reigning sovereign. Continue reading