Response on interview by Jule de Rytiler, 1897.

The ex-Queen has evidently been playing to the gallery and has enlisted in her broken cause some hysterical women. Among these is Julie de Rytiler. This may be a pseudonym, however, for the ever present Julius. He may have changed his sex in print. For mawkish sentiment the interview cannot be beat. When an interviewer writes such stuff as this she insults the lady she is interviewing. The ex-Queen is represented as having read “Aloha Oe” to this double distilled idiot and she writes “I do not know one word of Hawaiian, and yet so feelingly and expressively did this lovely woman read these songs that I felt sure I understoods it all.” It reminds one of the old lady in one of Marryat’s novels, who spoke of the extreme comfort of that “Blessed word Mesopotamia” was to her. The interviewer must be the kind of woman that can get a great deal of comfort out of “Mesopotamia,” or “Aloha Oe.” Hysterical persons like this do harm to the person they wish to do good to and certainly take away from the dignity of the ex-Queen.

(Hawaiian Star, 3/31/1897, p. 4)

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The Hawaiian Star, Volume III, Number 1235, Page 4. March 31, 1897.

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On the 100th anniversary of the passing of Queen Liliuokalani, 1917-2017.

[Found under: “LILIUOKALANI. A Published Interview With Her.”]

The Hawaiians are my people, and I am still their Queen. To the Hawaiians I shall always be Queen while I am alive, and after I am dead I shall still be their Queen—their dead Queen. But Hawaii is not in the hands of its people. From other countries all kinds of people have come—some wise, some foolish, some good, some very mean. They found fortunes in my county under the protection of my fathers, and then they robbed me of my throne.

[This quote is taken from an interview by Jule de Rytiler originally published in the American Woman’s Home Journal. For the entire interview as published by the Independent, see here.]

(Independent, 4/1/1897, p. 4)

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The Independent, Volume IV, Number 547, Page 4. April 1, 1897.

 

Hawaii State Archives collection of Queen Liliuokalani photographs now online, 2017.

Queen Liliuokalani Photograph Exhibition

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Queen Liliʻuokalani, Hawai‘i’s last reigning monarch, the Hawaiʻi State Archives is pleased to announce the digital release of the Queen Liliʻuokalani Photograph Exhibition.

[Go check it out here!]

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Hawaii State Archives, Photograph Collection, PP-98-13-019

Patriotism, 1893.

THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII HAVE ALOHA FOR THEIR ALII.

From ancient times, from all the way into the realm of po, from early on, from the very beginning, born was the aloha of Hawaiian Men, Hawaiian Women, and the Offspring of their loins, for their Alii, all the way until this very day; it would seem that it is greater than anything else pertaining to their sovereign, and it would seem there is no greater proof than the words pronounced by our King Kauliluaikeanuwaialeale [Kalakaua], when he went on that famous trip around the world in the year 1881, and upon his treading once more upon his birth sands; this is what he stated:

KE KAENA A KA MOI KALAKAUA.

Ua kaahele au maluna o ka ilihonua me ka moana,
A Inia mamao, a me Kina kaulana,
Hoea i na aekai o Aferika, a na palena o Europa,
A halawai me ka ikaika o na aina a pau,
A ia’u i ku ai ma ka aoao o na Poo Aupuni,
Ka poe mana maluna o ka lakou ma ka hiehie Alii,
Hoomaopopo iho la i ka uku-iki, a nawaliwali o Ko’u,
Me Ko’u Nohoalii i hookahuaia maluna o kahi puu Pele,
A ma kahi o na miliona i hooko i ka keia mau Moi,
He mau tausani wale iho no malalo o Ko’u malu,
Aka, ka upu nei loko, Na’u ke Kaena hiki,
Aia he mau nani maloko o na poai o Ko’u mau aekai—
I oi aku ka makamae i ka O’u mau hoa Moi,
Aohe O’u kumu hopo maloko o Ko’u Aupuni,
He hiki ke hui me Ko’u lahui me ka weli ole,
Aohe maka’u No’u iho, me ke kiai pili-paa ole ia,
A Na’u ke Kaena, he momi i hoounaia mailuna mai Na’u—
Eia ia’u ke aloha oiaio o Ko’u Lahui.

[The first time I heard these powerful words was from a Palani Vaughan record (and looking back, I think he is one of the many reasons why this blog exists today). I heard it and thought man, that is definitely not a boast that could seriously be claimed by any other of his fellow leaders of his time (so much less by those of today). And when I first saw Kalakaua’s words restated in this article after the overthrow, it made the statement even more profound. This, by the way, was so important that they reprinted it again on 1/21/1893!

For the English version from an article right after Kalakaua’s return, click here! Learn the stories!! Pass them forward!!!]

(Hawaii Holomua, 1/18/1893, p. 3)

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Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 141, Aoao 3. Ianuari 18, 1893.

This performance must have been something to see! 1875.

Great Hawaiian Royal Concert

To be given by the Famous Choir of Kawaiahao, under the Direction of Her Highness the Chiefess Lilia K. Dominis, assisted by His Highness the Chief W. P. Leleiohoku, in Kawaiahao Church on this coming Saturday, June 12. Continue reading

Mrs. Kala composes mele for John E. Bush, 1893.

HE WEHI NO LE’AKAHELE.

He wehi keia no Le’akahele
Kahi’apaiole o ka Makakila
He Elele hopo ole na ka Lahui
He imi kaulike no Hawaii
Na Le’akahele i hue pau aku
Ma ke Telegarapa lawe olelo
Hoike ana hoi me ka wiwo ole
No Hawaii moku kele i ke kai Continue reading

A Mele for Queen Kapiolani composed by Mrs. Kala, 1893.

HE INOA NO NAPELAKAPU.

He inoa keia no Kapiolani
Napelakapu i ka Wekiu
He kuini hoi oe no Hawaii
Puuwai hamama no ka lahui
Imia ana hoi oe me ka noeau
I ka pono kau like a o Hawaii
Lohea kou leo e pae ana
Hooulu lahui ko’u makia
Hea mai ka leo Napelakapu
Me ka nawali hoi me ka nanahe
Nahenahe ko leo i pae mai
I kaui ana mai pehea wau Continue reading