“Peacock Government,” 1894.

THE PEACOCK GOVERNMENT [AUPUNI PIKAKE].

The concealed reference [kaona] of this term: that is a Wandering Government. The Peacock is a bird that is shiftless and a wanderer: it flies from one place to another. A keeper will grow weary looking for this kind of bird.

The other birds are covetous of the golden-yellow feathers of the Peacock; when the Peacock raises its tail feathers and they stand rigid like a loulu fan that shines brightly in the dazzling rays of the Sun, it is then that the beauty of the Peacock is seen.

This Peacock Government however has not spread out its tail feathers, because it is wet and numbed by the rain, and it appears droopy [? kuouou]. It is not recognized by the world’s Peacock Governments. Why is that? Because it is not favored by most of the Butterflies [Pulelehua] and Monarch Butterflies [Olepelepeohina]! How very amazing!

[Who is the Pikake? Who are the Pulelehua and the Olepelepeohina?]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 7/6/1894, p. 2)

KE AUPUNI PIKAKE.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 977, Aoao 2. Iulai 6, 1894.

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More on the Hawaiian flag and the Republic, 1894.

FICKLE ACTION.

When the Iwalani docked, we received a letter with the news from Kauai, “the land where the sun is snatched” [ka moku kaili la], and this is the news. On this past Fourth of July, the holiday of the true Americans to celebrate the glory of the Independence of that Great Republic of the world.

W. H. Rice put up two flags on his flagpole, the American Flag on top, and the Hawaiian Flag below; and so too did G. N. Wilcox. But the amazing thing is that on the grounds of the “Peacock Government” [Aupuni Pikake] is established, such action was not seen; this kind of thing is just so hilarious.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 7/11/1894, p. 2)

HO'E HA'A NA HANA.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 980, Aoao 2. Iulai 11, 1894.

Castle and Cooke flies the Hawaiian Flag, 1894.

THE HAWAIIAN FLAG AT CASTLE AND CO.

It is an astonishing thing to see the Hawaiian Flag at the shop of Castle and Co. [Kakela ma], up on the flagpole, where the American flag was placed for 18 or more months. And these days, the Flag is seen waving from the flagpole; how fickle is this; what is with this action by Castle and Co.

It perhaps will be said that this is the flag of the Republic, but we say that such is not the truth, it is simply running away and hiding, just like what the Supreme Court Justice stated, that the “Peacock Government” [Aupuni Pikake] governs under the Hawaiian Flag; they are frightened of the Lion [England] these days.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 7/11/1894, p. 2)

KA HAE HAWAII, MA KAHI O CASTLE MA.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 980, Aoao 2. Iulai 11, 1894.