Princess Kaiulani celebrates the new year in Waimea, 1899.

New Year’s Celebration in Waimea.

The people of Waimea held a Happy New Year party at 3 p. m. on this past Tuesday [1/3/1899], at the Courthouse here in Waimea. The table was given honor by the young Princess, Her Highness Kawekiulani Ahilapalapa Kaiulani and her entourage: the honorable ladies and gentlemen of Mana; the ladies of the mountainous land of the Kipuupuu Rain [Waimea]; and the lasso-flicking youth, Paul Jarrett. They ate until full, and drank until satiated of the delicacies of the table—Hape Nu Ia!

On the following night at 7 o’clock, European entertainment was held in the courtroom decorated with palai fronds of the forests, under the direction of an honorable gentleman giving welcome to the esteemed guest, the Wohi Princess, on that night of festivities, along with the other dignified ones accompanying her. In this European entertainment, the honor of the American Nation was paid first to Waimea, by the visit of the Young Alii Kawekiulani, Kawananakoa, Kuhio Kalanianaole, and his wife, along with the attending ladies of the alii for three nights; and it is said of the final night that it was Number 1 and better than Honolulu. According to the witnesses, “Waimea is the best.”


Waimea, Hawaii, Jan. 5, 1899.

(Makaainana, 1/9/1899, p. 1)

Hoomanao Nu Ia ma Waimea.

Ka Makaainana, Buke XI—-Ano Hou, Helu 2, Aoao 1. Ianuari 9, 1899.