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Aboard the ship the Yankee were five Deer, from California, and they went to the Royal Hawaiian Agriculture Society, of the King. And aboard that ship the Yankee, were some Terrapin and Frogs, and many types of plants. Haole buy those fine things with the thought they would have fruit in the future.
Bears.–Brought aboard the ship the Metropolis, Capt. Preston, from Oregon, were two Cinnamon Bears, and they were given to the King.
Ka La Kuokoa, Nov. 28.—The day of our Independence came once again this past Monday, but the day was not greatly celebrated, because we are in Mourning for our beloved King who has passed on, Continue reading →
To the Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Much aloha to you:—Please place in one of your open columns of the speedy messenger of the emotional and dreadful story below of my dear husband, my companion, partner who I talked to, and the one I faced the hardships of this life, who left me and his great many friends and intimates; so that his friends and many intimates from the wind-facing promontory that gazes at the rain blown upon the sea at Kumukahi all the way to where the sun sinks at the base of Lehua, that Samuel Kamakea Kamakaia has passed on to the path to the back of Kane, and you will no more see his features, you will no more hear his voice, he sleeps the eternal sleep, and it is for him that I mourn with tears and regret not to be pacified, while I remember his words that I cannot forget:
“Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!” Continue reading →
Ka Haku o Hawaii Baptized.—His Highness, Ka Haku o Hawaii was baptized at 10 o’clock on Saturday, the 23rd of this month at the Palace, by Rev. E. W. Clark [Rev. E. W. Kalaka], in the Anglican faith, before his Royal Parents, the Alii, and Ministers, and he was named Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa a Kamehameha. Continue reading →
Yesterday (Friday) afternoon, at 4 1-2 o’clock, the Honolulu Rifles turned out for a full dress parade. After marching through several streets the corps halted on the Esplanade, fronting Fort street, when His Majesty the King, accompanied by H. R. H. the Prince of Hawaii, Continue reading →
To all Literary Gentlemen and Friends in Hawaii and elsewhere:
A certain person, styling himself in the Gazette, “A Hawaiian,” and whom I judge to be the same who signs himself in the Au Okoa “R. Kapihe,” and who, moreover, I doubt not,is one aspiring to a very high rank in the Kingdom, seems very jealous of my statements in the Hawaiian History which I am now writing. The line of descent of some of the present high chiefs, and their relationship to Kamehameha I, as I have stated it, appears to find especial disfavor in his eyes, perhaps and very probably, for the reason that another name very near at home to the above-mentioned writer is not included among those whom I have written down as descendants and near of kin to Kamehameha I. Continue reading →
We hear of the sailing of the King from here, and on the next day he landed at Waimea, Kauai, and that night, he sailed to Niihau, and landed at Nonopapa on Saturday [la hoomalolo]. They spent the Sabbath there, and joined together and worshiped Jehovah on that day. On the weekday, the rode horse, fished; there are a 100 or more horses on Niihau; they caught a lot of fish. That evening, they got on board the Maria and sailed for Kaula. The next morning they reached there. Some of them jumped into the ocean and swam ashore with difficulty, for there was a shark there and it was difficult to go ashore; there is a severe cliff and no bay. The King went ashore amongst these difficulties, ascended the cliff. The chiefesses remained on the ship. Continue reading →
The Letter of Victoria to the Hawaiian Monarchs.—It was made known to some of us, the letter of Queen Victoria to our beloved Monarchs, showing her sadness and he compassion for the misfortune that befell the Alii Haku o Hawaii, the greatly loved one who was taken away by gracious God. Continue reading →