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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Hawaiian medical kahuna and haole doctors, 1871.

Answer to W. P. Waha.

Mr. Editor; Aloha oe:

Perhaps it is well that I explain in your newspaper a thought responding to W. P. Waha of Honomaele Uka, Hana, Maui.

In the newspaper, Kuokoa, Buke 10, Helu 27, of the 8th of this past July, Waha published an opinion pertaining to the Practice of Hawaiian Medicine. From what I saw searching from beginning to end; this is what I mainly got out of it, that “he is jealous, malicious, and a slanderer, ” and so forth. You just chomp your mouth like a wild shark of the sea saying, “All of the Hawaiians are dying because of whom? Yes! They are dying because of you Heads of the Government!” If that is the intent of the questioner, then I ask of you, “Is that indeed true?” Let us all look at the thoughts of this malicious inciter, being that the Heads of our Nation are not looking to kill off the Hawaiian Lahui, and ways to kill them, but it is you, and it is you yourselves who offer yourselves off to die; and you enjoy grumbling to our Heads of Government. Take a short look at this, you fault finder; During the past session of the Legislature, in the year 1870, $4,000 was put to teach Hawaiian youths Medicine, and in the month of November of last year, the government chose the proper person in which they trust, as a teacher for the school, and it is being taught now. There is no other reason for this action except because of the aloha for you, O Hawaiian people.

Take another look; some Hawaiian medical kahuna are licensed, so that they can practice medicine in the country and areas where there are no doctors. The ignorant and uneducated practitioners are being sued. If you look at these actions by our Government Heads, it appears as if they are concerned that our Lahui will perish. Continue reading

Kaahumanu Church repairs, 1911 / 2015.

KAAHUMANU CHURCH IN WAILUKU IS REDEDICATED.

On Sunday, this past June 18th, after the cleaning and repainting nicely, and the repairing and patching up of all damaged places, the Kaahumanu Hawaiian Church in Wailuku was reconsecrated before a great crowd estimated to be about two hundred and fifty people who gathered there. The heads of the church who performed the services were the Rev. R. B. Dodge, the one who opened the dedication with a prayer. Rev. J. K. Kahoopii read a passage from the Bible, and Charles Wilcox, one of the members of the board of trustees [papa kahuwaiwai] read a short history about the church along with some information about the old meeting hall which was made of pili grass.

According to Dodge’s speech, the costs to rebuild the church reached $2,500, and the remainder that has not been paid off is $400.

W. E. K. Maikai was in charge of donations; and the total collected was $60.00. J. W. Kalua gave a speech of thanks to those who gave the monetary contributions, on behalf of the trustees.

Rev. I. D. Iaea gave the speech of dedication, and and as the congregation listened, the speech was well prepared and was very appropriate for the service that day for the congregation to hear with great awe. There was a choir arranged earlier by Moses Kauhimahu that sang the hymn of praise full of reverence and awe, and the service was let out with a prayer.

[It seems that the Kaahumanu Church once again needs assistance to do repairs! Check out the Save Kaahumanu Church Facebook page for more information.]

(Kuokoa, 6/30/1911, p. 8)

HOOLAA HOUIA KA HALEPULE O KAAHUMANU MA WAILUKU.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 26, Aoao 8. Iune 30, 1911.

More on Hawaiians and the lowering of the flag, 1898.

WHO LOWERS THE FLAG?

Apparent Difference of Opinion Among Native Hawaiians.

Consultations Being Held—Preparations for Presenting Views Before the Commissioners.

The proposed Hawaiian political society spoken of in the Bulletin a few days ago has not yet completed all arrangements for organization but in a few days some definite action may be looked for.

The men at the head of the movement look upon it as most vital that a committee of representative Hawaiians be appointed to present the views of the Hawaiian people before the Commission that is soon to investigate matters in Hawaii preparatory to the framing of laws for her government.

Messrs. Ka-ne and Poepoe, two of the leaders in the movement referred to above, are at present consulting with various prominent Hawaiians on the matter of the lowering of the Hawaiian flag. They have agreed that it would be the correct thing to have a native born Hawaiian lower the flag for the last time, and they name Prince Albert Kunuiakea as the one, who should be selected to do this. Should he not consent, Judge Kalua is named as second choice. At any rate, the Government will be consulted in regard to the matter.

On the other hand there are natives who think that such a proceeding would be distinctly inappropriate and not at all in accordance with the feelings of the mass of native Hawaiians who would refuse point blank to take any part whatsoever in the lowering of the Hawaiian flag or raising of the American.

[This is one of the articles in the English newspapers of the day, on the subject of having a Hawaiian be the one to lower the flag.]

(Evening Bulletin, 8/5/1898, p. 1)

WHO LOWERS THE FLAG?

Evening Bulletin, Volume V, Number 982, Page 1. August 5, 1898.