John Polapola, proud eater of stones! 1893.


This past Wednesday, John Polapola was dragged along by a traitor to his motherland. This is what he said to Jno. Polapola, as he held on tightly to his hand.

Let’s go.

Where are we going? said John [Keoni].

The traitor responded: To the Annexation Office, where you will sign your name, because you should think about your crackers and beef, and how you can continue to work.

This is the answer of the patriotic man: The job that I have now is in no way sufficient; Not at all! But I tell you, “I will eat stones;” that is better than me agreeing to sign my name under the Annexationists. For I love my land, and my Queen, and if you want to take away your jobs, I am now prepared. Continue reading

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser ridicules the women of the Patriotic League, 1893.


They Object to the Wording of a Memorial.

The Hawaiian Women’s Patriotic League held its third business meeting yesterday morning at Arion Hall. Mrs. F. W. Macfarlane, President, called the meeting to order promptly at 10 o’clock. After reading the minutes by the Secretary, Mrs. Grace Kahalewai, the proposed memorial to United States Commissioner Jas. H. Blount was taken up. The Secretary read it once in Hawaiian, but the ladies in the rear part of the building could not hear her. They requested her to again read the rather lengthy memorial, which was done. The memorial was briefly in this wise: Continue reading

The death of Kaoleioku Pauli, 1874.


This past Tuesday, the 30th of December, at 7 o’clock in the evening, Kaoleioku Pauli left this earthly body and silently went on to the hidden pathway of Kanaloa; to return to the slumber of Niolopua, the eternal rest.

He was a man who was often seen in the royal courts of Hawaii nei, and he was a chief born of the land as shown in the genealogy chart below:

Keawe (m) dwelt with Lonomaaikanaka (f), begot was Kalaninuiiamamao (m); Kalaninuiiamamao (m) dwelt with Kamakaimoku, begot was Kalaniopuu (m); Kalaniopuu (m) dwelt with Ahia (f), begot was Kekuehoa (f); Kekuehoa dwelt with Kamahinakauloa (m), begot was Kaiakuilani (f); Kaiakauilani dwelt with Puumahiole (m), begot was Haumea (m); Haumea dwelt with Paaluhi (f), begot was Pauli; and he married Wakeki, but they have no offsrping. But it is sad that it was revealed that his wife is now pregnant with child, and perhaps the blood of Pauli will be begotten anew, and the name Kaoleioku Pauli will be given.

Pauli was born at Keauhou, in North Kona, Hawaii, on the 22nd of November 1836, and therefore he reached 37 years old and 1 month and 7 days.

He began playing the band during the time it was lead by William Merseburgh [?? Uilama Olelo-e], and he was the only student left from the band of the Kings, from Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III to Lunalilo, and while in that occupation, he fell. He was a man that was skilled at singing, and he was the greatest of Hawaiians in his deep knowledge of singing; and he greatly assisted in leading the choir of Kawaiahao; and he was always seen in front of song concerts with the alii Pauahi and Kamakaeha.

He was assigned by the Board of Education as a singing teacher for the government school for the district of Kona, Honolulu, and while in that position he let go of his burdens.

Pau ka lohe ana i kana ohe,
Ke kani kapalili mai i Iolani,
Pau ka lohe’a ana o kona leo,
Ma na paia eehia o Kawaiahao,
E na keiki kula, ua hele ke kumu,
Ua hele ka makua nana e ao mai,
Ma na anuu leo o na leo mele,
E Pauli e, aloha, aloha pau ole!
Imia ou mau kupuna alii,
Aia ia i ka lewanuu i ka lewa lani,
Aia ma ke ala polikua a Kane,
Imiia a loaa ou mau kini,
I hookahi ka noho’na i ka hale anuanu.

[No more will we hear wind instrument,
Its trilling song from Iolani,
No more will his voice be heard,
In the solemn walls of Kawaiahao,
O Schoolchildren, your teacher has gone,
Went is the father who taught,
The intervals in singing,
O Pauli, aloha, our never-ending aloha!
Seek out your chiefly ancestors,
They are in the sky up above, the sky in the heaven,
On the dark path of Kane,
Search out and find your relatives,
You will live as one in the cold house.

This is not the Pauli Kaoleioku who was the son of Kamehameha I and Kanekapolei.]

(Nuhou, 1/6/1874, p. 6)


Ka Nuhou Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 10, Aoao 6. Ianuari 6, 1874.

Joseph Kapaeau Aea passes on, 1911.


Joseph Aea, agent of Her Majesty Liliuokalani, died last evening about ten o’clock at his home in Pauoa. He had been associated with the queen’s family for many years. He leaves a widow and two sons. One of them is the protege of Queen Liliuokalani and is also the stenographer and assistant clerk in the city clerk’s office.

Joseph Aea was for many years connected with the old Royal Hawaiian band. He was the solo viol player and was an excellent musician. He became attached to the household of Queen Liliuokalani, and attended Liliuokalani when she was one of the official guests at the jubilee of Queen Victoria in London. He also attended the queen when she visited Washington in 1903. His wife was also one of the queen’s closest personal attendants, and has been particularly attentive to her since the overthrow of the monarchy.

In 1907, upon the death of Hon. J. O. Carter, Liliuokalani appointed Mr. Aea as her business agent, but the Liliuokalani Trust, formed about two years ago, transferred this important office to Col. C. P. Iaukea, who is one of the trustees under the Liliuokalani Trust.

Aea was a delegate to the Democratic territorial convention in 1900, and was nominated for the legislature by the Home Rulers in 1902, and again in 1904, by the Democrats.

(Hawaiian Star, 1/26/1911, p. 7)


Hawaiian Star, Volume XVIII, Number 5866, Page 7. January 26, 1911.

Queen Liliuokalani attends historical play at Kapiolani Park, 1916.


SOME SCENES THAT WERE SHOWN—(1) Kakuhihewa, King of Oahu. (2) The Alii and Kaukau Alii of King Lonoikamakahiki of Hawaii leaving the throne. (3) King Lonoikamakahiki. (4) The Chiefs and Attendants in the Procession. (5) Queen Liliuokalani, and Her Companions watching the Performance. (6) The Attendants of Queen Kaikilani. (7) The Retainers of Queen Kaikilani. Continue reading

Princess Liliuokalani to make circuit of the Islands, 1881.

[Found under: “NOTES.”]

Her Royal Highness the Princess Regent will make a tour of the Islands. It was the Princess’ intention to have made this tour early in this year, but the breaking out of the small-pox and the consequent quarantine regulations prevented the plan being carried out, the Regent setting aside her own wish to travel in order to show an example of keeping the quarantine strictly. The Regent and suite will leave on August 2nd, they will visit the lava flow first and will then spend a fortnight or so in the Kohala district, about August 19th the Regent will visit Kau. The Princess Likelike will probably join her sister in Kau. The other islands of the group will be visited in turn.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 7/27/1881, p. 2)


The Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XVII, Number 30, Page 2. July 27, 1881.

Unheeded words of Talmage to the United States of America, 1894.


His Article Which Greatly Hurt the Missionaries Amongst Us.

The article below written by the Rev. Doctor Talmage of New York and published in a newspaper there was translated and published in the newspaper “Aloha Aina;” however,  because of the difference between our understanding of the translation and theirs, we took it and translated it once more and am putting it before our readers. Here is our translation of the said article:

Honolulu, June 18, 1894.

The chamberlain came to invite the two of us to go to the residence of the former Monarch, and had suggested 11 o’clock that morning as the best hour for our visit…

[This is what sent me looking for the article I posted earlier today. Unfortunately, the previous translation is not found online. It must have been printed in the paper, “Nupepa Aloha Aina” which ran from 1/6/1894 to 1/5/1895. The entire run is in the holdings of the Mission Children’s Society Library. This is a paper that is well worth digitizing and OCRing. I am excited to see what the translation differences could be!]


Ka Makaainana, Buke II—Ano Hou, Helu 20, Aoao 1. Novemaba 12, 1894.


Ka Makaainana, Buke II—Ano Hou, Helu 22, Aoao 1. Novemaba 26, 1894.