Easter hats and such, 1902.




Honolulu, Fort Street

Easter Hats  Easter Hats

Just recently opened to display, are Hats good for Easter, for girls and women of all sorts of fashions [paikini]

Given Away

At our big sale of Hats being held, King Kamehameha, Kalakaua, and Kaiulani Hat Pins given away. Continue reading

Mary Jane Fayerweather Montano story part 2, 1893.


How Many of the Chiefs Joined in the California Gold Rush and Died of Frontier Hardships; Terrors of Smallpox Scourge of 1853 When Thousands Died Throughout Islands


(Continued from last Sunday)

CAPT. GEORGE BECKLEY, my grandfather, concerning whom I dwelt at length in the beginning of my story of  olden Hawaii, keeps well in the foreground of my thoughts, for not only was he the first haole to become a member of our Hawaiian family, but he played an important part in the affairs of the Hawaiian Islands, for whenever the King held council (and I am referring to Kamehameha the Great), he called his haoles in, and Captain Beckley was one of them.

In 1870, whilst I was on a visit to Kona,  Hawaii, visiting the home of Judge Hoapili, at Keauhou, we went to see our alii, Ruth, at Hulihee. She pointed out to me the large hau tree back of the house, the old royal palace, and said: Continue reading

On the moving of the Na-ha Stone to Hilo Library 100 years ago, and its history (4 of 6), 1915.

As soon as Ululani heard these words of her children, she exited the house, and soon saw Kamehameha approaching, and that is when Ululani began a wailing call of love [uwe helu] and then she also called out the name song for Kamehameha with these words:

Au—we hoi—e, he mai hoi paha,
O oe ka ia e Kalaninuilanimehameha—a,
E hea aku ana i ka Iwa kiloulou moku la,
E komo e kuu Laninui hoi—a,
Ao i wehewehena ao i waihona—e,
Kona po o ka hoa keia—la,
A’u lei o ka ua haao hoi—e,
E lele ae la mauka o Auaulele—a,
E komo hoi paha i ka hale o Kealohalani—e,
Auau i ke kiowai kapu o Ponahakeone,
Ae inu hoi i ka awa a Kane i kanu ai i Hawaii,
A ola hoi ke kini o ke akua ia oe,
He mai hoi e kuu Laninuimehameha—a.

[Ah indeed, do come,
Might it be you, O Kalaninuilanimehameha?
I call out to the island-hooking Frigate bird,
Come in, my Heavenly Chief,
The day opens, the day closes,
In his night, this is the companion,
My lei of the Haao rains,
Soaring in the uplands of Auaulele,
Entering the home of Kealohalani,
Bathing in the sacred pool of Ponahakeone,
Drinking the awa which Kane planted in Hawaii,
The multitudes of the gods will live through you,
Come, my dear Laninuimehameha.] Continue reading

Tameamea… 1838.


That is the name of the great Alii of Hawaii nei. This name is known by the kanaka maoli, however it is something that is misconstrued in the spelling of the haole; some people and others write it strangely in their documents. Here is how ten haole wrote it, each are different. They are all old people. These are extracted from various foreign documents.

1. Tameamea

2. MaihaMaiha

3. Cameamea

4. Comaamaa

5. Tomyhomuhaw

6. Tamaahmaah

7. Hameamea

8. Tomooma

9. Tamahama

10. Tameahmeha.

(Kumu Hawaii, 9/12/1839, p. 31)


Ke Kumu Hawaii, Buke 4, Pepa 8, Aoao 31. Sepatemaba 12, 1838.

Story of Kamehameha by Walter Murray Gibson, 1880.

The Story of Kamehameha.

O Hawaii’s own! we are putting forth the beginning of the story of your famous Alii, the fearless conqueror of the Kingdom, the one whose name is spread and is famous all around the world. The Owner of this paper, the one who is writing, has had ample time to prepare. In 1862, Piianaia was met with and spoken with, and his recollections were written down; much was heard from Chief Kekuanaoa. These two men knew the nation conquering chief; much was heard from S Kamakau, and from J. H. Napela of Wailuku, and from some other who were familiar with the stories of those times gone by. Should there be any problems with what is written by the writer of the story of the famous  warrior Chief of Hawaii, he hopes that he will be corrected by Hawaiians who know more and are more familiar. And thereafter he will publish the story of of the one who established the Monarchy of Hawaii as a book, embellished with many fine illustrations so that the proud story of Hawaii’s great man is known by all of the children of the world. Welcome it and subscribe to it at once, so that you get all of the many columns of this story.

[This is an announcement for the story of Kamehameha called, “Kamehameha! Ka Na_i Aupuni!” which runs in the Elele Poakolu from 10/6/1880 to perhaps 11/24/1880 (without a conclusion). Unfortunately, this newspaper is not available online as of this date.]

(Elele Poakolu, 10/6/1880, p. 4)

Ka Moolelo o Kamehameha.

Ka Elele Poakolu, Buke I, Helu 5, Aoao 4. Okatoba 6, 1880.

The death of Prince Albert Kunuiakea, 1903.


Kamehameha III.  Prince Albert.  Queen Kalama.


From a picture hanging on the walls of the home of the late Prince Albert Kunuiakea. Made about 1853.

The Program of the Ceremonies Today.

In the old throne room of the Capitol Building, where royalty once held sway, the remains of Prince Albert Kunuiakea were laid in state yesterday afternoon. At 6 o’clock to the accompaniment of muffled drums and the solemn tread of soldiery the casket containing the body of the last heir presumptive of the Kamehamehas was brought from his late residence in Palama to the old royal estate where the Prince as a boy had been raised in the family of Kamehameha III. The procession from the residence was headed by a drum corps followed by four companies of the First Regiment of the National Guard of Hawaii. Behind the troops came the hearse bearing the royal casket, flanked by young Hawaiian chiefs bearing large and small feather kahilis. These were novel in the startling array of beautiful colored feathers and in the adaptation of ancient funeral customs. Behind the hearse came the mourners, the chiefs and chiefesses according to rank as recognized among the Hawaiians. When the military filed into the Capitol grounds they divided on each side of the driveway allowing the hearse to pass between serried lines of soldiers standing at present arms. Col. Soper and Capt. Hawes of the Governor’s staff, in full uniform, met the remains at the front entrance of the Capitol.

The casket was carried into the throne room and deposited upon a bier overspread with a beautiful pall of heavy black velvet faced with yellow silk. At the head was a magnificent feather kahili of black and yellow and candelabra authorized by the Roman Catholic church. Four huge kahilis, the tabu marks of the royal presence, designated the sacred enclosure and within this, six chiefs, three on each side of the bier, were placed upon watch, waving small kahilis in unison over the casket. From the old throne of the Kalakauas the crown flag of Hawaii was suspended and over the entrances the Hawaiian colors were draped. A beautiful array of palms upon the dais, together with the picturesque old throne room chairs, formed a pleasing picture. When the beautiful crystal candelabra were illuminated the scene beneath was spectacular.

The main staircase from the hallway was lined with palms. The waving of the kahilis, and the chanting of the genealogy of the Prince were continued through the night and will be a part of the weird ceremony until the casket is borne from the palace.

The committee on decorations was as follows: Mrs. Carrie Robinson, Mrs. Helen Holt, Mrs. Mary Beckley, Mrs. Ena, Mrs. A. P. Taylor, Mrs. Emmeline Magoon, Mrs. Alice Hutchinson, Miss Hilda Burgess, Miss May Low, Harry Davison, J. McGuire.

From 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. today the body will lie in state in the old throne room of the Capitol. From 1 to 1:20 p. m. the Roman Catholic service will be said, Pro Vicar Libert officiating. A detail of the National Guard was assigned as a guard of honor yesterday afternoon and will remain under arms until the procession moves this afternoon.

The order of procession today appears elsewhere in a By Authority notice.

[Might anyone know where this portrait is today?]

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 3/15/1903, p. 1)


Sunday Advertiser, Volume I, Number 11, Page 1. March 15, 1903.

On the birthday of the People’s King, 1873 / 2015.


Nuhou nui ma Hawaii,
Ua pau na Kamehameha,
Hooholo na makaainana
O Lunalilo ka Moi.
Ua paa ka noho alii,
Hiki ole ke hooni;
Ala like na kanaka,
Wahine me kamalii,
A hoomaikai, olioli pu,
Ia ka Lani Lunalilo,
I ko lakou Moi hou.

[On this, the 180th birthday of King Lunalilo, I am putting up this short and simple name song for him printed in the newspaper Nuhou following his election to the throne.


Great news in Hawaii,
The Kamehamehas are over,
The citizens have voted
Lunalilo is the King.
The throne is secure,
It cannot be stirred;
Rise, men,
Women, and children.
And congratulate and rejoice together,
For the Royal one, Lunalilo,
Their new King.]

(Nuhou, 10/14/1873, p. 1)


Nuhou, Volume II, Number 23, Page 1. October 14, 1873.

A newspaper called, “Lunalilo” 1873.

[Found under: “DOMESTIC NEWS”]

“Lunalilo” Newspaper.—We have seen a newspaper of eight sides, in the English language, with the name, “Lunalilo,” which was printed at one of the Printing Houses of this town. Its size is about the size of the Alaula, and on the first page of the paper is printed with a silhouette [kii hoolele aka] of the King, and the inside is filled with good ideas, the speeches of the King, and some other things pertaining to the election of the King, as well as some short stories about the various Kamehameha. It is ready for sale at the bookstores of Whitney [Wini] and Kalamu [Thrum].

[This is documented in the great four-volume Hawaiian bibliography by David Forbes, “Hawaiian National Bibliography, 1780-1900”]

(Au Okoa, 1/30/1873, p. 3)

"Lunalilo" nupepa.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VIII, Helu 42, Aoao 3. Ianuari 30, 1873.

Meeting with Maori residents of Hawaii, 1920.


In the uplands of Manoa, at the home of Mrs. A. P. (Ahuena) Taylor, at “Luana Pua,” an audience was held to honor the Maori of New Zealand [Nu Kilani], living in this town; and attending were many Hawaiians, where they spent a long time, last night, meeting with the malihini, while they compared the old Hawaiian stories with that of the Maori people.

This is the second time which the Maoris appeared at the home of Mrs. A. P. Taylor, on that night, because of the desire of these malihini to have proper time for them to meet and discuss with the descendents of the important families of Hawaii nei.

Present were the descendents of the line of Kamehameha and Kalakaua on that night, there also were some kamaaina who had a deep understanding of the history of the Hawaiian people, to satisfy the desire of the malihini.

Within Mrs. A. P. Taylor, as well as in all of the people who gathered there last night, was the wish to find the genealogy shared between the Hawaiians and the Maori people, and that it be in accordance with the stories memorized by the Maori; and it is their true belief that the Maori came from the Hawaiians by Hawaiians travelling to New Zealand.

This night was spent with talking between the malihini and kamaaina, as the crowd was entertained by singing, while light foods were passed before all who were invited.

Amongst those present at this meeting was: Princess Kawananakoa, Kaukaualii Stella Keomailani Kea, Kaukaualii Kekaaniau Pratt, Judge S. B. Dole, Mrs. Mary Jane Montano, Edwin Kea, Kaukaualii Lucy K. Peabody, Mr. and Mrs. E. Henriques, Mrs. E. M. Nakuina, Mrs. Irene Holloway, Mrs. K. Hutchinson, Misses Lani Mercy and Misses Lani Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. K. Beckley, L. Beckley, G. H. Beckley, Mr. and Mrs. M. Kahea, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Taylor, Miss Mabel Taylor, Mrs. E. Straus, Mrs. K. Kali, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lane, Mr. and Mrs. C. Maertens, Miss Anna Maertens, Mrs. E. M. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Burns, Mr. and Mrs. H. Afong, Mrs. J. M. Riggs, Col. and Mrs. C. P. Iaukea, Mr. and Mrs. M. Ahia, Mrs. N. Mahelona, Misses Mahelona, Mrs. M. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. D. Hoapili, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Hoapili, Miss Hoapili, A. Hoapili, K. Hoapili, G. Kealohapauole, Mrs. K. Mahoe, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Gittel, Mr. and Mrs. W. Simerson, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Harbottle, Rev. and Mrs. S. Kamaiopili, Mr. and Mrs. E. Boyd, Mrs. K. Wallace, Judge and Mrs. A. G. M. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Chillingworth, Mr. and Mrs. S. Chillingworth, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. F. Hons, Mrs. Lahilahi Webb, Mrs. E. S. Cunha, Miss Irene Dickson, W. A. Beckley, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kamanoulu, Mrs. J. H. Wilson, Rev. Akaiko Akana, Mrs. Niau Iaukea, Mrs. S. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Hind, Miss HInd, Miss Mary Low, Mr. and Mrs. Eben Low, Mrs. Hannah Paris, Mrs. Caroline Robinson, Miss Kathleen Ward, Miss Lucy Ward, Miss Kulamanu Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Hanohano, Mrs. K. Bishaw, Mr. and Mrs. C. Long, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Mana, Mrs. Myra Iona, Mr and Mrs. E. W. Burgess, Mrs. P. Phillips, Mrs. M. Fernandez, Mrs. Edwin Fernandez, Rev. and Mrs. Maikai, Mr. and Mrs. M. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Irwin, Mr. and Mrs. D. Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Cottrell, Mrs. Hilda Techera, Mrs. Kamaka Stillman, Mr. and Mrs. Cushingham, Mrs. Ellen Dwight, Misses Holt, Mrs. C. W. Spitz, Mrs. T. B. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Constable, Captain and Mrs. W. E. Miles, Mrs. Victoria Buffandeau, Mr. and Mrs. W. Paikuli, H. L. Holstein, Carl Widemann.

[To have been a fly on the wall here…!]

(Kuokoa, 6/18/1920, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 24, Aoao 4. Iune 18, 1920.

Announcement for a Play about Kahekili, 1913.

Kahekili, King of Maui, Lord of the Paelekulani

On Saturday, February 22, at the Opera House (Hale Mele Hou), will be opening a play about the story of King Kahekili of Maui, put on by the “Daughters of Warriors of Hawaii.” [Kaikamahine a na Pukaua]

Also appearing will be the kapu chief, Kalanikauiokikilo and the alii Mahana who carry the kapu Pulikoliko of Kalani Waiakua Waikanakaole (Kalanikauaiokikilo and Kalola) the grandchildren and Kalanimehameha, Ka Na’i Aupuni.

Come and see for yourself. The tickets are now available from the Promotion Committee for $1., .75c., and 50c.

(Kuokoa, 2/14/1913, p. 8)


Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIX, Helu 7, Aoao 8. Feberuari 14, 1913.