More on the birth of Princess Kaiulani, 1875.

Letters of Congratulation.

At Lahaina, on the 21st inst., on the news being received from Honolulu of the birth of a daughter to the Princess Likelike Cleghorn, the citizens held or public meeting at the Court House, presided over by Gov. Kapena, and adopted the draft of letters of congratulation to His Majesty, and to the parents of the young Princess. The following is a translation of the address to His Majesty:

“To His Majesty Kalakaua, Sire: Permit us in the name of the people of Lahaina to present our sincere congratulations on the birth of a new Princess. The birth of a new scion of the ancient family of Chiefs of which Your Majesty is the head, affords new cause for rejoicing among Your people. Our prayer is that Heaven may shower its choicest blessings on the infant Princess, that she may be granted a long liife, and become an honor and a blessing to the Royal Family of Hawaii nei.”

Signed by the Committee.

J. M. Kapena, Chairman,  G. W. Napaepae,
A. Pali,  J. O. Kawela,
D. Kahaulelio,  D. Mamaki.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 10/30/1875, p. 2)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XX, Number 18, Page 2. October 30, 1875.


The birth of the new princess, Kaiulani, 1875.

On Saturday morning last, the 16th instant, Her Royal Highness the Princess Miriam Likelike, sister to His Majesty the King, and wife of the Hon. A. S. Cleghorn, was safely delivered of a daughter. At four P. M. all the bells of the city rang a merry peal in honor of the infant Princess.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 10/23/1875, p. 2)

On Saturday morning last...

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XX, Number 17, Page 2. October 23, 1875.

Excursion of the Princess Regent Liliuokalani, 1881.

On the morning of this past Sunday, the Princess Regent [Kahu Aupuni] returned from the island of Kauai aboard the steamship C. R. Bishop, accompanied by Her Royal Younger Sister [Likelike], Miss Sophia Sheldon, and her attendants. When the ship entered the harbor, guns of salute were shot from Puowaina. When the ship landed, the two of them immediately boarded a car for the Palace. The Alii was in fine health. The royal excursion was welcomed warmly all around Kauai.

This past Wednesday, the Regent did a circuit of this island accompanied by Her Royal Younger Sibling, Hon. J. M. Kapena, and her attendants. They had breakfast in Maunawili, had lunch at Waimanalo, and spent the night in Maunawili.


At perhaps 45 minutes past the hour of 9 on the morning of this past Thursday, after the royal excursion left Maunawili for Kaneohe, an accident befell the Mother Regent, when her carriage was descending a cliff road, she was thrown backwards along with her driver, and tumbled for a short time. The Alii was somewhat bruised in the fall, and was brought back to Honolulu aboard the Waimanalo, and she is being treated by Doctor Webb. But we are happy to see that she is improving.

[Perhaps the newspaper is playing down the severity of Liliuokalani’s injuries. In “Hawaii’s Story,” she sounds like she is in quite a lot of pain.]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/8/1881, p. 2)

I ke kakahiaka Sabati aku nei...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IV, Helu 41, Aoao 2. Okatoba 8, 1881.

Pauahi and Likelike and the edible mud of Kawainui, 1872.

[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS”]

Excursion to eat the mud.—During the most recent days of rest and relaxation of our royal one, Mrs. B. Pauahi Bishop, at her vacation place, Hanakamalaelae, Heeia, Koolaupoko, she and Mrs. Likelike Cleghorn went to see for themselves the edible mud of the pond of Kawainui in Kailua, and they formed an excursion. While precipitation from the clouds fell heavily, the two of them boarded a canoe and the mud was dove for; the beloved ones, as well as the multitudes of Kailua, Kaneohe, and Heeia ate heartily. The feast went nicely and the attractive items there were the pandanus-frond [lauhala] bowls that were woven expertly by the women. The characteristics of this mud is that it is speckled pink and gelatinous like pia; it’s taste is like cooked pia and it is so smooth going down. It is perhaps 8 feet to the bottom from the surface of the water where this mud is found. There are two amazing things heard of in relation to this Kawainui Pond: this mud, and the fish entrancing stick (Makalei) which was why the number of fish increased in the pond. Maybe it is because Kailua had no food that God made this mud?

J. B. Keliikanakaole

[Does anyone know if Hanakamalaelae is documented on any map? And also does anyone have information on J. B. Keliikanakaole?]

(Kuokoa, 10/26/1872, p. 2)

Moe kaoo i ka ai lepo.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XI, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 26, 1872.