By way of the Mauna Loa, $10.00 was received in hand by Mrs. Kuaihelani Campbell, from a Patriotic League of Kona, Continue reading
Hilo’s Patriotic League Repudiates the Central Society.
A committee of the Women’s Patriotic League of Hilo, Island of Hawaii, has made a protest against the memorial presented some time ago by the Honolulu committee of that organization to the Commission. An English translation of the protest is as follows: Continue reading
Ponahawai, Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 30, 1898.
To Mrs. Emma A. Nawahi:
Aloha nui oe:
I am sending to you by the order of our Organization here; may it please your honor to insert in our newspaper, Ke Aloha Aina in Honolulu, this editorial, so that the independent aloha of this Organization is seen for our mother land.
It is also desired that it be inserted in the haole newspapers of California.
M. K. Kaiuaola.
(Aloha Aina, 10/8/1898, p. 3)
THE UMBILICAL CORD OF THE SIBLINGS ARE CUT.
This is something we made known from the very beginning, during the days when the tender-eyed ladies of the Women’s Central Patriotic League [Ahahui Aloha Aina Kuwaena o na Wahine] were drawing away [huki laweau]; when their kindling was not placed where the flames were burning, and now we received by way of the Kinau on Saturday night, that the Women’s Patriotic League of Hilo requested to dissolve their membership under the Women’s Central Patriotic League here in Honolulu; they, who we restrained from the beginning, not to do what the majority of the nation does not want, and here is the result; the umbilical cords of the siblings are cut, by way of a Memorial from there, and that is what is below, so that it is seen by everyone without fail.
(Aloha Aina, 10/8/1898, p. 3)
[Found under: “LOKAHI IO NO KA LAHUI.”]*
Kalaupapa, Mar. 4, 1898.
Miss Lucy Peabody,
Treasurer for the Funds of the Hawaiian Delegates.
We are sending by your hand thirty dollars ($30.00). That being $25.00 from the Patriotic League of Kalawao and Kalaupapa, and a $5.00 gift from the Angel Society, “Hui Anela” of Kalaupapa, with hopes that the sum reaches your hand in entirety. Continue reading
ASSISTANCE FOR THE DELEGATES.
The Treasurer of the Delegates’ Funds, Miss Lucy Peabody, received from the Head Secretary of the Patriotic League [Ahahui Aloha Aina] of the Hawaiian Archipelago, fifteen dollars ($15.00) from the Patriotic League of Kalaupapa, Molokai.
[Even fifteen dollars was a great sum of money during those days.]
(Aloha Aina, 2/26/1898, p. 5)
Announcement of the Hawaiian Patriotic League.
Keep the Peace.
I have been ordered by the Executive Committee [Aha Hooko] of the Central Hawaiian Patriotic League of Honolulu, to instruct all of the Leaders and the members of the Ahahui Aloha Aina across the Archipelago, being that it is known that on the 4th of July, 1894, on that day, the Provisional Government will proclaim a new Constitution, and the Republic of Hawaii, and at that time, or perhaps before that time, perhaps Martial Law [Kanawai Koa] will be proclaimed. Continue reading
They Object to the Wording of a Memorial.
The Hawaiian Women’s Patriotic League held its third business meeting yesterday morning at Arion Hall. Mrs. F. W. Macfarlane, President, called the meeting to order promptly at 10 o’clock. After reading the minutes by the Secretary, Mrs. Grace Kahalewai, the proposed memorial to United States Commissioner Jas. H. Blount was taken up. The Secretary read it once in Hawaiian, but the ladies in the rear part of the building could not hear her. They requested her to again read the rather lengthy memorial, which was done. The memorial was briefly in this wise: Continue reading
A Committee of 5 members was chosen to take the Petition [Memoriala] of the Hawaiian People which was unanimously passed by the Delegates sent by all of the Districts from all over the Archipelago to the Convention of Delegates, before the Honorable James H. Blount, by the Hawaiian Patriotic League [Hui Hawaii Aloha Aina]; and it was divided thusly, with one member from each Island, like this.
John Richardson Island of Maui.
S. H. K. Ne ″ Hawaii.
J. K. Kaiheopulani ″ Molokai.
Ben Naukana ″ Oahu.
J. A. Akina ″ Kauai.
John Richardson was the Chairman [Lunahoomalu] of the Committee. It was exactly at 3 o’clock when it was first announced that the Committee arrived; they were cordially welcomed and the petition of the Lahui was read and it was left with the Honorable James H. Blount. The Commissioner conversed briefly with the Representatives, and at their leave, they expressed their appreciation for their treatment; and that the conversation between the commissioner and the committee was congenial.
Memorial of the Hawaiian People to the American People.
Whereas his Excellency [ka Mea Mahaloia] Grover Cleveland, President of the United States of America, has honored the Hawaiian Nation by sending to us the Hon. James H. Blount as a Special Commissioner [Komisina Wae], to find out the true wishes of the Hawaiian People as to the proposed annexation of their country to their great friend the United States, therefore;
We, the people of the Hawaiian Islands, through the delegates of the branches of the Hawaiian Patriotic League [Hui Hawaii Aloha Aina] of all the districts throughout the kingdom, in convention assembled, take this mode of submitting our appeal and expression of our unanimous wishes to the people of our great and good friend, the Republic of the United States of America, with whom we always entertained the most cordial relations, whom we have learned to look upon as our patrons and most reliable protectors, and whose honor, integrity, and sense of justice and equity we have ever confidently relied for investigation into the grievous wrongs that have been committed against us as a people, against the person of our sovereign, and the independence of our land.
And While we are anxious to promote the closest and most intimate political and commercial relations with the United States, we do not believe that the time has yet come for us to be deprived of our nationality and of our sovereign by annexation to any foreign power.
And Therefore we do hereby earnestly and sincerely pray that the great wrongs committed against us may be righted by the restoration of the independent autonomy and constitutional government of our Kingdom under our beloved Queen Liliuokalani, in whom we have the utmost confidence as a conscientious and popular ruler.¹
SIGNED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM ACROSS THE ARCHIPELAGO
North Hilo—D. Hoakimoa
Central Hilo—K. M. Koahou
Hilo Town—Henry West
Puna—S. T. Piihonua
North Kona ————
″ ″—W. E. N. Kanealii
South Kona—C. G. Naope
North Kohala—S. H. K. Ne
Hamakua—J. H. Halawale
Lahaina—R. H. Makekau
Waihee—J. K. Kealoalii
South Wailuku—W. B. Keanu
North Wailuku—Thomas Clark
″ ″—T. B. Lyons
″ ″—D. Kanuha
″ ″—J. Richardson
″ —J. Kamakele
Honuaula—S. D. Kapono jr.
Hana—S. W. Kaai
Kaunakakai—J. N. Uahinui
Ualapue—J. K. Kaiheopulani
Kalaupapa—S. K. Kahalehulu
Halawa—A. P. Kapaehaole
Kainalu—S. K. Piiapoo
District One—F. S. Keiki
″ Two—Charles Keawe
″ Three—J. K. Prendergast
″ Four—E. Johnson
″ Five—S. K. Pua
Ewa—J. K. Kauku
″ —D. W. Keliiokamoku
Waianae—S. W. Kailieha
Kilauea—George W. Mahikoa
Hanapepe—D. W. Kamaliikane
Waimea—J. A. Akina
Wainiha—S. K. Kaleikini
J. K. Kaulia
[See also mention of a picture taken of the committee that took the Memoriala to Blount from an earlier post here.]
¹Taken from p. 504 of the Blount Report.
(Leo o ka Lahui, 5/3/1893, p. 2)