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VOI. XXXIV. NO. 21.
HONOLULU, II. I.: TtT.HDAY, M.Mtrll- H, ISM. 8K.M1 WKKKLY.
whom; 'o. sos i.
KAIULANI AT AINAHAU.
Last Illness of Princess Kaiulani-
Stevenson's Lines Biographical
Sketch of the Young Lady.
AT THi: THRESHHOLD OF 1893 ana return with her to the United
A PROMISING CAREER. Stales for the Centennial exhibition In
Chicago, after which they were to visit
TO PIUNCBSS KAIULANI. M the ,,rincipa ctM of tne United
(Robert Louis Stevenson ) state and to return to Honolulu for
l'o rth from her land to mlno she goes, the celebration of her eighteenth birth-
The Island maid, the Island rose,
Light of heart and bright of face
The daughter of a double race,
Jler IslamlB here In Southern sun,
Shall mourn their Kalulanl gone.
And I In her dear banyan shade,
lx6k vainly for my little maid,
but our Scots' Islands far awuy
Shall glitter with unwonted day,
And cast for onco their tempests by
To smile In Kalulanl's eye.
Honolulu, 11. I.
Note Written In April to Kalulanl
In the April of her age; and at Walklki
within an easy walk of Kalulanl's ban
yan. When she comes to my land and
her fathor's, and the rain beats upon tier
window (as I fear it will) let her look
at this page; It will be like a weed
gathered and pressed at home; nnd she
will remember her own Islands and the
shadow of her mighty tree; nnd she
will hear tho peacocks screaming in
the dusk and tho wind blowltg In the
palms; and sho will think of her father
Kitting there alone. U. L. S.
The late Princess Kalulanl was born
on October lGth, 187G, In Honolulu, In
the houso on Emma street now occu
pied by James Campbell, but which was
at that time the resldenco of the Hon.
A. S. Cleghorn and the Princess Like
like. Upon tho announcement of her
birth a national salute was flred and
her parents received many memorials
nnd letters of congratulation. On the
25th of December of that samo year the
Princess .was baptised with much cere
mony by tho Bishop of Honolulu, tho
lit. Rev. Alfred Willis, D. D., In tho
pro cathedral. Her godfather and god
mother wero King Kalakaua and Her
Majesty Queen Kaplolanl and the Prln-
THE SOCIETY LADY.
This, photograph of Princess Kalu
lanl Is by Williams, of this city. The
young lady was In a ball costume which
she had liked particularly well. Dy this
photograph sho will bo most quickly
recognized by thoso who caught
glimpses of her at gatherings of the so
ciety pcoplo of Honolulu.
cess Ruth Kecllkolanl. On tho day of
the baptism Princess Ruth deeded Jo
tho Princess Kalulanl part of tho home
stead now known ns Alnahau, on which
tho cocoanut grove was planted.
After tho baptism she was taken to
tho Palace, where a largo reception was
tield, attended by tho leading dlgnl
tarlos nnd principal residents of Hono
lulu. Her first governess was Miss
Darns, of whom tho Princess was very
fond, nnd whoso suddon and untimely
death was deeply lamented by hcrsolf
and her parents. Governesses con
tinued with her until her departuro for
England In 1889, whither sho went
under tho care of Mrs. Thos. Rain
Walker, Sho was placed In tho best
schools, tho first being Oroat Harrow
don Hall, in NortharajHojuhlro, where
Mho was under the caro of Miss Sharp,
who took the greatest Interest In ber
welfare up to tho time of her death.
Her father, Mr. Cleghorn, paid hor
the nrst visit in 1891, romalnlnjr two
months, It having then been plauaed
Hut Mr. Oleihora should, revisit ber In
day. llecause of the political troubles
In January of 1893 all these plans were
changed, and instead the 1'rlnccs?, oc
companled by Theo. II. Duvles, went to
Washington In March of that year. Sho
made a short stay at the capital and re
turned to England In tho depth of win
ter. She continued under tho caro of
governesses and In 1891, accompanied
by her governess and Miss Davlcs sho
went to Germany, where tthe remained
eight months. Most of the time was
spent at Wiesbaden. She also visited
other principal cities, Including lierlin,
where she was present at what Is con
sidered the finest military review in
tho world, and which occurs only twice
On her return to England In 1891 the
Princess spent the winter on the Island
of Jersey, the principal channel Island.
In August 1895, her father Joined her
in England. After being the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Da vies for soino time, and
vlsltlug other friends, the Princess and
her father wont to Scotland, a country
of which bIic was very fond, and visited
numerous frlonds and places of histor
ical interest. They returned to Eng
land Jand left by way of Paris for the
Rlvlerra early in November, 1895, re
maining until May, 189C. In tho Ri
viera the Princess made many friends
of all nationalities. After a stay of
thrco weeks In Paris the Princess again
visited Jersey, residing at La Chlcrc,
Rozcl, where they remained until De
cember, when tho Princess nnd her
father went to again spend the winter
in tho Riviera. In April, 1897, they
visited Paris and wero in the city at
tho time of tho burning of tho "Us
zaar, in which so many lives were
lost, and at which tho Princess might
have been present but for a slight In
In June tho Princess and her father
visited Mr. Theo. H. Davis in his new
home, Ravcnsdale, Tunbrldgo Wells,
England. A slight Illness prevented
tho Princess from being present at the
Leaving England, the Princess, with
her governess, returned to Scotland and
visited Mrs. Darcle, the Tahltlan Prln
cess whoso recent death was mentioned
in this paper. Later tho Princess and
her father returned to Jersey. About
the middle of September they returned
to London. ' They made many farewell
visits and left Southampton for New
York on the Parts on the 9th of Octob
er, 1897. Among tho many pleasant
passengers of tho voyage tho Princess
was particularly with "Anthony
Hope," who afterwards called on
them at their hotel in New York.
They arrived In Now York on October
ICth, the birthday of the Princess, and
In Honolulu on November 9th, ono
month from the time of leaving Eng
land. During her entire resldenco abroad
the Princess mailo many friends. Her
charming qualities of mind nnd ber
personality endeared her to nil whom
she met, and her death will bo sincere
ly mourned by them.
As a little, girl "here. Kalulanl was
considered bright and boautiful and
-was a favorite with all tho young peo
ple, of her circle. It Is a pleasant com
mentary on hor character to recall that
upon her return to tho Islands sho was
not slow In searching out tho ones who
had been tho friends of her girlhood
nnd to in every instance and with all
cordiality and earnestness, renew close
relations. Tho return of tho Princess
to tho Islands wns mndo the occasion
of a demonstration. It was noon learn
ed that sho was worthy of affection and
attention. Cultivated and charming In
every way she at onco gal nod a place
in tno Hearts or all with whom
sho came In contact, tflie was a patron
ess and active worker for every char
itable, society and took tho deepest in
terest In tho welfare of the lowly and
the afflicted. In tho society here he
was a bright light, was welcomed ey.
erywhere, received with the highest
honors and ofton entertained at her
home. Always gracious, always
thoughtful of others, sue Mined the
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A CHARACTERISTIC PICTURE
The likeness of Princess Kalulanl vas nude by Frjuk Datey one day
about a year ago, while tho photograph er was out there gutting material for
an album of the house and grounds. There Is no posing about it. The
Princess Is shown exactly ns sho will be longest und most affectionately re
membered at her Hawaiian home and In her Hawaiian dress. It was thus
that her people loved her best and,lt was thus that friends found ber most
charming and Informal. In her hand Is her native hat, with u lei about It.
Around ber neck Is a double lei and trailing from her shoulders are the
vines the HawallatiB delight to have ubout.
Impressive and Imposing Funeral
Services-Many Thousands At
tend the Ceremonies.
strongest affection of all. She was idol
ized by her own people and was held ui
the highest esteem by the foreign pop
ulation. Alnahau is a beautiful spot and Prin
cess Kalulanl loved it well. The ban
yan tree there was planted by her fath
er when she was yet a small girl.
She loved every leaf of the old
giant, lleneath Its shade was one of
her favorlto places. During all the
absenco of Kalulanl, Governor Cleg
born kept up tho place und improve!
It, as It was to bo tho permanent home
In tho Islauds of the Princes.
Princess Kalulanl was a thoughtful
young lady, but always frank and
candid. Sho was Intensely devoted
to out of door It was tho Banio from
tho tlmo sho was n little girl up to a
few days before her death. She was a
skillful horsewoman. Sho liked both
riding and driving. For driving she had
a double rig und a single rig and gen.
erally handled the lines herself. And
hero Is u pretty little Htory. When Ka
lulanl left for England her sjddlr
pony "Fairy" was ;urned out to pas
ture. It remained renting till lie re
turned and sho mounted Its back the
first day she was In tho Islands again.
"Fairy" she called the beatt to the last.
As a llttlo girl sho was u splendid
swimmer and tho old natives along tho
Walklki beach -wilt willingly tell youi adopted:
To Mr. Cleghorn.
Dear Sir: Among the many expres
sions of sympathy and of a sense of
Ions, the members of a woman's so-
elety, the "Hoard of Missions." would
add a word of condolence to blm who
suffer most deeply.
We ink ourselves, how ran It be that
one so Joyous, youthful, beautiful and
noble Is gone from our sight. Sho who
so graced her high position, who car
ried her dignities so maidenly modest.
Oh how wc all lament that sho Is
gone and offer you, sir, tho only testi
monial in our power, that of admira
tion and respect for tho bright being so
lately among us,
Honolulu, March the eighth, 1899.
A: n meeting of tho Walluku resi
dent held iu tho Court House on
Thursday, Mar. !, 1899, Judge John W.
Kulua was elected Chairman and Jas.
N. K. Keola, Heeretary. Messrs. Geo,
lions, Goo. II. Robertson und Jno.
Hlchurdsou wero uppolutcd a Commit,
tee to draft Resolutions of Condolence
to Im) forwarded to tho father and i da
tive of tho lato Princess Kalulanl, and
tho following resolutions formulated
by tho CommltUo wero unanimously
how tho young alll would always go
further out Into the breakers Ihan any
ono else, Sho played tennis often and
well. In fact there Is n now court at
Alnahau whloh sho did not haw: op
portunity to uso. While in England
tno Princess learned to rido the bicycle
and frequently ut cclllng hero did
somo riding on tho Walklki ro.tds.
Princess Kalulanl bad no special pet
or fads. She was a musician und an
urtlst and spoke several languages,
Her education wan complete and thor
ough. Yes, there wero somo pots not
dogs or parrots, or anything or that
sort. Tho Princess liml at Alnahau n
trlbo of peafowls and everyono of tho
birds would cat from her hands. She
admired them very much, made a study
of them. Tho bird have lieon noting
ns If they were wondering why she was
neglecting them and so have the
horses. Old, faithful "Fulry" diverted
for tho second and last time by his
mistress simply mopes around
11Y, GOV, CLEGHORN.
Honolulu, March th, 1899.
Dear .Sir: On bnhalf of tho Chamber
of Commerce of Honolulu we desire, to
extend to you their slnccrest sympathy
In your sad bereavement, and to niiuro
you that your loss Is deeply felt by all
who knew the late i Princess Kalulanl
and loved and esteemed hor for hor
many nuilablo and endearing qualities.
May this assurance, that your
friends share your grief and mourn
with you, bo soma comfort and
solar) to you In your hour of trial, und
may tho momory of your beloved
daughter prove a blight blessing and a
cheering consolation to you when life
scorns dark and cheeriest,
We remain with heartfelt sympathy,
E. M. VBTLE8EN,
II. W, SCHMIDT,
B. 0, MAPI'AHLANK.
Hon. A. H. Cleghorn, Alnahau, Honolulu.
Wheieas, once more "tho silver cord
has been loosed und the golden bowl
!i a been broken," and Hawaii nel
stands weeping once more out tho loss
of one of her most loved alll, called
to a higher and hotter life, whllo ber
earthly Ufu was yet In its bloom, and
tthoddlng fragrance over the hearts and
lives of not only her own people, but
ulso of all eleowhero who havo bad the
privilege of knowing and loving her.
llcwlw-d, that In the "untimely death
of her lato Royal Hlguus Prince
Victoria iKawoklu Kutulanl Lunalllo
Kaluuliiuiuhllapulap.i, tho Hawaiian
people havo lost ono of tho rarest and
,lont typos of noble Hawaiian woman
diooil, who alike ndornod tho character
of a friend, woman, and alll.
Resolved that wc, tho residents of
Wulluku, Maul, In common with all
who know and lovod her, deeply mourn
her loss, while wo liow In liumblo sub.
miMdou to llw will of an inscrutable
Providence, who 'has called hor to a
Resolved, that wo herewith offer to
.the bereaved family and relatives of
iiio late "- nnd to .tho Hawaiian
piwplo our tender and sincere; condol
ence, with tho (UKiiranoo that her low
oomes to eai.li of us as a personal one
anil touehcx our hoarts bo keenly that
wo woum rain nungio our tear witn
thoee of her 'ent loved ones,
Resolved. Ihat a cony of thosyi roso.
lutloiiH Im forwarded to the father of
tho lato Princess,
AtM JOHN W, KALUA,
JAS, N. K KKOLA, Chairman,
Resolutions were received by the four
principal organltatlonn of native
women, Hcorw of notes of nynipathy
were tent by friends In the city to Gov
ONE DAY THAT
WILL HE NOTAIILE.
Suuday; March 12, 1899, will bo a
marked day In the chronology for all
time. It will be recorded as tho dalo
of the funeral of the lato Princess Kalu
lanl, a lovely young woman notable for
all the graces that one Just emerged
from girlhood could possess. She was
born to tho purple twenty-four years
ugo. Th Princess was the daughter
of Governor A. 8. Cleghorn und Prin
cess Miriam Llkcllke. She was of tho
Kulakaua dynasty and died on the
morning of Monday last, tho Ctb Inst.
On Wednesday her body was In state
at Alnahau, her Walklki home, and on
Friday In tho historic Kawalabao
church. Thousands paid their respects,
for tbo oung Princess was a favorite
with all. Upon the accession of LIU
uokalanl to the throne of Hawull, Kalu
lanl was proclaimed heir apparent and
has always been recognized as such.
In fact this was contemplated, ns the
young lady was educated for high sta
tion. The people of tbo land were
stunned by her untimely death. Tho
natives weie terribly struck und tbo
foreigners mourned deeply, Tho Prin
cess wus well known in England,
Europe and America. The strong love
borne hero for her was shown by (lie
general mourning and by the Imposing
and Impressive funeral of yesterday.
Hie Heavens had wept as they al
ways do for the death of an alll of Ha
waii nel. Hut on Sunday afternoon
there was bright sunshine. Tho funeral
procession was thoroughly representa
tive of ell that Is best in lluwall. It
Included forces of the army and navy
of the United States, the National
Guard of Hawaii, delegations from
secret societies, members of the local
Government, societies of Jluwallans
and tho leading people of tho country.
It look tno procession thirty-five min
utes to pass a given jwlnt and It was
nearly two hours In moving from the
church to tho cemetery.
OUTSIDE OF THE OLD
Hours before tho tlmfcitppolutcd for
tho commencement of the burial ser
vices of tho late Princess Kalulanl tho
crowd began to make Its way toward
the historic Kawalabao church, Tho
showers of tho preceding night und the
ejrly morning had given way before a
glorious burst of sunshine. There was
no longer any fear or postponement
and the people camo accordingly.
At ubout 10 o'clock tho people com
menced to como, although that was
four hours before the time appointed
for tho services to begin. As tho min
utes slipped by tho crowd Increased.
The avenues leading to the church were
alive with people for two hours before
tho services. Thero wus ono center,
ono common goal which everybody was
trying to reach, and that was tho
Hy 1:30 o'clock the crowd was dciue.
It was with dlfllculty that carriage
made their way through, liy all man
ner of com eyunces the people came.
There Was tho glittering carriage
drawn by prancing horsus touching
sides with tlie. worn and dilapidated
buggy that had seen better dsf. Every
cab In tho city was In use. Of the
crowds of people, the greater portion
of the spectator came on foot.
It was a picturesque scene to look.
upon. From tnc steps or tno cuurc
looking on all sides the eyes rested up
on u billowy sea of people. There were
the old native men with their old silk,
hats and suits of decent bluck, many
the relics of former royal funerals.
Then at the side of these wero native
women iu their flowing holokus of
dadcat black or purest white. Dart
ing In and out through tho crowd and
almost under the feet of the horse
were hundreds of youngsters who de
sired to seo all of the vast assembly.
Llttlo separate groups placed them
selves In various places und discussed
the funerals of the past, und dwelt up
on the virtues of the dead chlcfcas.
Ecry vantuge point from where a
good view of tho procession could be
obtained was occupied. The opera.
house roof and the veranda wero cov
ered until the pollco ordered the pcoplo
down. Pcoplo stood along tho fence ot
the Executive grounds for hours in
hopes of catching a good view of the
procession which was to come,
In the church yard and at the en
trance of tbo gates the crowds went
greatest. Around about tho church,
steps before the doors wero opened,
there was a perfect mass of humanity.
Suddenly the doors were opened, and,
liko a huge ocean wave, the mass
surged up the steps and through tbo
Hut with all tlio overwhelming
crowd, novcr for an Instant did the
people In charge loso their wits. A cer
tain number would be allowed to pas
Inside tho church, and then the doors
would ho closed for an Instant wblto
thoso Inside wero being seated. Thus
with perfect ease and without commo
tion tho crowd was seated. In this
connection the ushers deserve credit.
"Outside upon the streets and In the
churcn yard tbo handling of tho throng
was mora dlfllcult. Nearly ovcryltody
desired to bo In the front rank so as to
gain a full view of the procession, 'litis
resulted in the veople being constantly
pushed right In the (nth of tho travel,
blocking tho carriage way. Police offi
cers did yeoman service toward keep
ing the roads clear.
During thin time the walling und,
chanting was hardly In evidence ut all
only once In a while somo old native
who could stand tho tension no longer
would break forth In a prolonged wall
At about 1:30 o'clock the iuradu
formation began, Tho Engineer oorptt
wltli gleaming arms and orejie draped
standards inarched up and took their
placo on King street between Punch
bowl and Richards streets. Soon after
thn National Guard with soldierly pre-
(Contlnuril on I'ago Two.)
THE PRELATE OF THE DAY. w
Tho religious services attendant upon tho burial of the lata Princes
Kalulanl wore directed by tho lit. Rev. Allred Willis, D, ) lllshop ot Hono
lulu, according to tho ritual of tho Church of England, Thoro was also a
brief address by Rev, Henry Parker, who has boon with Kawalabao church,
as asslstunt and pastor for thirty-six years, The lllshop of Honolulu hat
ofllclated at many royal funerals during his long term of service as tho head
of (ho Angllron church In Hawaii, Tho photograph Is by( Elliott & Fry, M
iranvr iwvv uvuuvtif in