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Last words of the King, 1891.

Kalakaua’s Last Words Preserved by Phonograph.

Outside the little circle of immediate friends and attendants upon the late King Kalakaua who were admitted into the sick chamber it is not known that for the ten days prior to the monarch’s death an Edison phonograph stood near the bedside. 406 more words


More local news from a hundred years ago, 1915.


Regular meetings of Schofield lodge, Leilehua, this evening at 7:30 o’clock.


On the ground of non-support Judge Whitney today granted a divorce to Julia Nott from Wallace Nott. 801 more words

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Hawaii at the Great London Exposition, 1862.

The Sandwich Islands.—During the last few days a stall has been fitted up near the department of the Ionian Islands which represents the latest and most distant echo in response to the invitation given to all nations and peoples to exhibit their natural and artificial products under the domes of South Kensington. 730 more words

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Episcopal Church in Hawaii, 1861.

We are frequently inquired of whether anything definite has been done towards establishing an Episcopal Church at Honolulu. By the following, which we extract from the London Examiner of March 9, our readers will be gratified to learn that the matter is in progress and has been referred to a committee consisting of responsible and intelligent men, who will probably see that it is carried to a successful issue. 203 more words

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Lady Jane Franklin in Hawaii nei, 1861.

A Memento of Hawaii.—We strolled into Mr. Lafrenz’s cabinet shop a day or two since, to see some specimens of domestic cabinet ware, recently made by him. 228 more words

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Leleiohoku appointed Prince Regent, 1874.



We, Kalakaua, by the Grace of God of the Hawaiian Islands King:

Agreeably to Article Thirty-third of the Constitution of Our Kingdom, We have this day appointed, and do hereby proclaim and make known, Our beloved subject and Brother, His Royal Highness Prince William Pitt Leleiohoku, as Regent of Our Kingdom, to administer Our Government in Our name during Our absence from Our Kingdom. 55 more words