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The birthday of Kamehameha III was celebrated here in Honolulu on this past March 17 as a holiday in this manner: The doors of all the government offices were closed; there were shots at 12 o’clock at the battery of Kakaako; and there was a shooting competition by the King’s Own, the Prince’s Own, and the Mamalahoa Guards at Auwaiolimu.
[Found under “No Kalani ‘Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III.'”]
O hanau ka Honua a mole ka honua, O kokolo ke aa ka weli o ka honua, O lani weli ka honua o lani Ii, O holo pu ka mole o uina ke aa, O hale Kaopulewa ka honua, O Palinuu ka honua akea ka honua, O honua ku o honua noho ka honua, O honua lewa o honua paa ka honua, Ka honua ilalo,—ilalo nuu ka honua, O honua a “Kea,” na kea ka honua, O honua a “Papa,” na Papa ka honua, O ka hiapo honua a Papa i hanau, Oia ho—i, o ka honu—a, hanau ka honua, O ka honua la hoi auanei ko lalo nei la, Owai la hoi auanei ko luna la? Owai la, o ka po, aia—aia hoi ha, “Pala kiohoa i ku ua ka pua koa, Puai aweawe ula i ka laau, I ena mai i ke aha kauka huna I ku puupuu no i ke Kuahine, Kahe koko koko iole ka ua i ke kula, Mala ka ili mala wale o ka ilima, I ka powa haalele ia e ka La, He oki ua ka hau opu o Kalena, Ku i ka hono o Lihue newa ka pua—e, E aloha—e. Continue reading →
From the Sandwich Islands.—We have received a file of the Sandwich Island Gazette to March 11. The Gazette contains a recommendation to the inhabitants of the island to erect a monument to the memory of Captain Cook, at Hawaii, on the spot on which he was killed. The Gazette of Feb. 25, announces the marriage, by Mr. Bingham of Kauikeauli [Kauikeaouli], King of the Sandwich Islands, to Kalama, daughter of Naihekukui. Continue reading →
Death of the Alii, the Dowager Queen Hakaleleponi,* Kalama, Kapakuhaili.
The responsibility has fallen upon us to carry the bundle of grief, sadness, and woe, and with regret, we report to you of the death of the Alii, the Dowager Queen Hakaleleponi, Kalama, Kapakuhaili, at 11:02 on the past 20th of Sept., at her residence at Haimoeipo, Honolulu. Continue reading →
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God, the Ruler of Nations, and in whose hands are the destinies of all men, to send among Our people a malignant and infectious disease, called Small Pox [mai Puupuu Liilii], which is rapidly increasing, and threatens to spread throughout Our Islands and decimate the population; and whereas no human efforts can prove successful in arresting the progress of this fearful disease, without the Divine interposition: Continue reading →
[Found under: “More British Aggression—Seizure of the Sandwich Islands.”]
All demands for proof of damages were regarded as “vexatious and inapplicable,” and the King was compelled to make a conditional cession of the islands to British Government, which he did by proclamation, as follows:
Where are you, Chiefs, People and Commons from my ancestor and people from foreign lands! Continue reading →
For some time I have been promised a story from Worth O. Aiken, popular kamaaina who, because of the many trips he has made to the summit crater in Hawaii National Park areas on Maui, was long known as the mayor of Haleakala. And here it is: Continue reading →