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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 54.
HONOLULU, H. I.: WKDNK8DAY, f.l.ULY. 5, 1899. SEMI-WEEKLY,
WHOLE NO. 2086.
KAP10LANI Dorn December 31, 1831. Direct descendant of the last King of Kauai. Was '
n. member of the royal household at Honolulu and had as her special charge the baby Prlnco of J
Hawaii. Married to Prince David Kalakaua December 19,. 1863. a, Shared;' all 7 royal ' nonorrwltiefc j;!
King Kalakaua!--Made atrip td -Southern IWandrtlcr 8aninVessei:"Promlhent"hfnie 'Queen VU J
torla Jubilee In 1887. Died at Waiklkl, Honolulu, June 24, 1899. Funeral July 2, 1899. (Photo
by Williams, Honolulu, H. I.)
DAVin KAt.AKAITA nnm Nnvpmhpp in 1Ran. Married to Kanlolanl December 19.. 1883
Elected King by,-the Legislature Fefctfary, 12,a74.'lMtMMpWiTb'nr.l3;.1874.It)5lerV
abort jiU' to. theiUnlted.BtaterNoiMr.a7i 174 Lett fMirMa. tw,ri4 tMfMlMJJtaarjr. M.1
ibbi. central ngnro in tne coronation ceremonies Fonraary is,' iss3. uica ni nn Francisco,
Calif., Janunry 20, 1891. Funeral held at Honolulu February 13, 1891. The Islands had prosperity
during his reign. (Photo by Williams, Honolulu, II. I.)
PASSING F THE
Death and Funeral of Kapio-
lani, Widow of the Late
THE FUNERAL SERVICES.
Promptly at 2 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon the funeral services of tho
late Queen Dowager Kaplolanl began
in Kawaiahao church. The building
-wan crowded to its utmost. In the bal
cony many people were standing and
at one time It was feared that a section
-would give way under tho weight. Tho
decorations appeared as bright and
beautiful as when they wero first put
up. The flowers and kahilis attracted
tho intention of everyone, and there
wens many warm words of praise for
those who had accomplished the work.
Shoitly before 2 o'clock tho clergy
of the Anglican church entered. Mr.
F. S. Fllz led tho way. After him
coine the boys of tho surpliccd choir.
lit. Iter. Bishop Willis, with Rev. V.
II. KItcat and Rev. Mr. Lano on cither
.side brought up tho rear. Tho clergy
immediately took their places about
ilia pulpit, and tho choir boys marched
4o their seats by tho organ. In addi
tion to tho choir of St. Andrew's tho
dingers of Kawaiahao wero also
After they had taken their places Dr.
O i:. Wall arose and rondercd a violin
t-oln with deep feeling. Tho selection
wis Handel's "Largo," and together
with tho accompanlmont of tho organ
presided over by Wrny Taylor, created
After a short piuso Bishop Willis
OollM-red (in invocation according to
the funeral ritual of the Anglican
Ah lie concluded tho organ pealed
orth In tho solemn funeral strains of
tho thirty-ninth Psalm, sung I'X tho
two choirs, Onco In it while us tho
chant would soften tho sound of the
il natives wnlllng In their grief could
"Brief Life Is Hero Our Portion"
wni4 tuiig In native by (he choir of Ka
Bishop Willis then lend III" Hcilp
turii lesson In n wiliit ti emulous with
rli-nrridy hud III last word been
tiMilrii w hen Winy Taylor touched tliti
keys iiinl the svwiel inuslo of "Nearer
My Hod to Tin'"" full upon the ears of
the mpoilwit uuilloniw, 'flicy Knew
tlist (or lli Drt time in wu months
It was to be their privilege to listen to
Hawalls favorlto songstress, Mrs.
Annls Montague Turner. Their expec
tations were realized, for as tho singer
first raised her voice In tho melody of
the beautlftil hymn the listeners nil
knew that all, the former sweetness
and expression were there.
Just As I Am Without One Plea."
sung by the surpliced choirs concluded
At a given slgnnl the kahilis were
raised by the bearers, the clergy
formed In order with gleaming crucifix
before, the pall bearers assumed their
burden, and tho mortal remains of tho
lato Kaplolanl passed through the
portals of historic Kawaiahao. Tho
casket was deposited upon tho cata
falque, the kahili bearers ranged
themselves on either side and the pro
Among tho prominent men who
gathered at the services could bo seen
President Dole, accompanied by Col.
Soper, Minister Mott-Smlth, Attorney
General Cooper, Minister King, Chief
Justice Judd, Consul Haywood, H. 13.
M. Commissioner Hoaro and dnughtor,
Hon. H. M. Sowall, Hon. F. A. Schaef
cr, dean of the Consular Corps, Justice
Frear, Justice Whiting, Judge Stanloy,
Judge Perry, Col. Sam'l. Parker, MaJ.
C. P. Iaukea, Gov. A. S. Cleghorn, Com
mander Merry, MaJ. Mills, Capt. Sink
er, Hon. Paul Isenberg, Hon. J. I). Ath
erton, Paul Neumann, S. M. Ballon, II.
F. Dillingham, Col. Ruhlcn, John Cum-
mlngs, Rev. W. M. Klncald, Rev. O. L.
Pearson, W. N. Armstrong, W. R. Far
rlngton, A. L. Atkinson, Dr. Htini
phrls, Dr. Day and others.
COLUMN OF HONOR.
Tho formation of tho funeral pro
cession, under tho direction of MaJ.
Gcorgo C. Potter, of President Dole's
staff, began at 2 p. m., Just as tho start
was made with the servlcos in the
church. Tho street scenes wltti'-iiaol
on tho occasion of tho Interment of tho
late Princess Kalulanl wero duplicat
ed. AImhiI the central point of gath
ering there wero thousands qf peoplo
from nil over tho district, from Wala
lao, Ewa, Walanao, Walaliu und Koo
lau. Pooplo hud oomo in numbers
from tho other inlands, nnd were anx
ious to take part in the ceremonies In
honor of the dead nlll. The crowd
about the church were ilunso an h&ur
befoiu the door of the old edifice were
ripened, When It was made possible to
gain entrance, nil the space within
wa (illicitly lllled, This made scarce
the procession there had been ap
pointed Capts. Pratt and Wilder of tho
President's staff, and Lieut. Wright, of
the mounted reserve. Theso men
with J. W. Kaulta and others who
oared in tho responsibility of the
movements of tho large boillcn In tho
procession, performed their duties ad
mirably. It was because of this that
there was no confusion, and thai the
column was formed without mljliap.
notwithstanding tho great assemolae
of persons afoot, mounted and In car
riages. At once, on conclusion of the ceie
monies within the church, tho ele
ments of he parade were swung Into
their places, and the column moved
without delay. The procession had
more of tho distinctive or character
istic Hawaiian features, moro of the
native atmosphere and splendor than
anything of tho samo nature seen In
Hawaii nel In years. In somo of its
detail It was suggestlvo of descrip
tions given by Fornander, Jarves and
Alexander, the historians, of 'tats
functions In the days beforo tho for
eigner became an agency In the polity
of tho country generally.
Tho procession was head(l by four
natives bearing tho torch, the emblem,
or one of the emblems of the Kalakaua
dynasty. Theso torches aro made by
binding kukul nuts between tl leave.:.
The nut carries mucn oil. In the old-
There wero four of tho ahnhuls or
clubs or societies of Hawaiian women,
numbering altogether In marciilng
membership about COO. All of theso
women wero gowned In black. Their
walk Is always graceful, but they wero
especially stately In their marching
before tho body of tho woman whom
all of them almost Idolized. To them
tho sympathy nnd friendship of Kapl
olanl wero freely given at all time.
Somo of these women wero weeping
a3 thoy marched.
Tho Kaplolanl Maternity Homo for
native Hawaiian women, of which Ka
plolanl was tho originator, and In
which sho always maintained tho
keenest Interest, was represented in
tho column by the ma ron nnd several
aides. Kaplolanl's love for this prac
tical institution was great, una sh'.
assisted It materially at all times.
Tho tenants, employes and Immedi
ate retainers of tho lato Queen Dow
ager were In a body, sorrowfully
walking to tho royal mausoleum. The
grief of thoso pooplo was sharp, for
they liavo been In dally contact with
tho nlll and loved her sincerely. Those
who vero not In tho household rrslil
ed In tho Immediate neighborhood of
tho Waiklkl home of the Queen Dow
ager, and wero thus practically of her
Grand Marshal of the Day and -ildcs,
T .Italtfl llfl t)ktt tl irilfii.n1 lintwl 1ml Kir
en days It was used for making light npv Fr Valentin. ' '
Battalion of tho Sixth Regiment of
A. M. Brown, Marshal of the Repub
lic, was accompanied by Deputy Mar
shal Chllllngworth, both splendidly
mounted nnd followed at corrcc dis
tance by tho company of M.iunted Po
lice that always makes such a flno np
pcaranco In a column.
The Hawaiian foot police formed a
largo company nnd marched beauti
fully. They aro nil big, stronr. ath
letic looking men, -w oil drilled by Capt.
Parker, and aro Ideal In a soldierly
capacity. They wero in command of
Lieut. Hoi I.
United States Artillery, In platoons.
Tho men wero In white uniforms, with
white helmets and looked exceedingly
Detachment of bluejackets from the
V. H. tug Iroquois, of this station.
Theso men wero In white, with their
black kerchiefs about their necks.
Hawaiian Government baud, led by
Capt. II. Ilergur, of thf President's
First Regiment, National Guard of
Hawaii, under command of Col. J, W.
I Jones. There wero two battalions of
lliere were 1W SlUUOntS OI Hi to M ,llfn fninnnnlna nnrh nn.lnr (.fimm.iml
years of ago In tho company of Ka-of MlljBi 'CBer nnd C.imara. These
mohameha School cadets. They Iil, troops havo had much tnurthliig and
fluid music. 'Iho Kninoliamcha Hohool uWnyll muVa ft c-m o1l tiallu nppoainnco
uniform is gray and is handsome The1 Servants of the lato Queen Dowager
hoys havo exerclso dally at tho school ,'rheio wero about thirty and their grief
In marching, and take nn Interest In
tho military training. Tho school Is
In vacation, but such Is tho esteem In
which tho students hold Kaplolanl
that they remained to intend the fu
neral. Representing St. Andrew's priory
there wero ubout eighty girls In
was eldcnt to nil. liven some foielgu
ers attached to the establishment of
the nlll wore deeply touched,
Physicians In nttcndauco marching
Dr. F, Howard HumphrlH, Dr. I R.
Pintestiiiit clergy -Twcho In number.
Clergy of tho Roman Calhollo
chnrgo of two sisters. Tho marching
In tli tt hot sun was trying to ounio of irnihrdinl
thene, but they bore It bravely. ' His l.onlslilp. the lllsliop of I'.mapo-
In tho lino were two Portuguese lie- n, head of the Roman Catholic ilmrch
nevolent soclutlc, making a body of n dm Islands
above :i00 iimn, till drcguM In black Hundlccd iliolr of fifty, from Ht.
nnil lurrying the ling or banners of Andrew's Cntliedial, u body adding
ly n hIkii of diminution of the throng (heir oigunUatloiiN, The Portuguese couslilerablu to Die linpienslwno of
without, Jt wa n warm dn', TlipM colony hn nlwnys hld the Inlu .)iuon the whole,
who wnilil find the shelter of the ticcn, owflui' In tlm highest esteem, .Many' mnclutlng clergy from the Church of
woru'Klail ot the protection of the of theso people occupy Knjiolmil'siHnpliiiid Cathedral, Ht. Aniliew's,
slisde. but thousand stood Uiicom. land on Punchbowl slope umlnr lea ho, 111m UiriUlilp lint IIUIiop of lluiiO'
pUlulimly In Hie Musing sun, i nnd sho lisd Mmiy Ncn conniiermujiiiii,
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O piuixi 'r mv ft)" HftiHi ui j iii nvmt I
John T, Knlivr ami uuolliui' irum
ncut Hawaiian bore on cushions sus
pended from their shoulders tho sov
cral magnificent decorations that had
been bestowed upon tho Into Queen
Downger In this and foreign tnnds.
Tho honors Indicated by these Jewels
came to the nlll unsolicited and wero
highly prized by her. There was n rich
glitter to tho diamonds sparkling like
living lire In tho sunlight.
There were about SCO stalwart native
sons of Hawaii In two lines drawing
tho catafalque. They moved slowly,
steadily, solemnly. They wero per
forming a sad duty, but wero pleased
with the opportunity to assist at tho
obsequies of tho woman to whom thoy
had so long been so loyal, Theso men
were In white hats of canvass, in
whlto trousers, black sweaters and
each had nbout his shoulders tho small
yellow cloak. They had halt n dozen
offlccrs between the lines nnd at tho
head as leader a young Hawaiian boy,
a handsome llttlo follow who walked
lame from a recent hurt to n foot. Tho
child was n favorite with the Queen
Dowager and among tho men who
drew the cntafalquo Is a gcnernl pet.
Tho catafalque Itself was a mugnif
Rent, high, black affair with small
wheels. It had black posts, heavy
black volet covering nnd tho tradi
tional palls over the casket containing
the body. On cither sldo wero tho pall
benrers. At tho right nnd loft of tho
pall beareis wero tho men with small
kahilis, outsldo theso tho largo kahilis.
Tho pall bearers were: G. W. Illplltane,
W. P. Lumahelhel, Win. Auld, 13. K.
Lllikulaul, M.iJ. C. P. Iaukea, Prlnco
Albert K. Kunulakcn, S. M. Knnaka
nul, D. L. Naone, J. I.. Kaulukou, Geo.
C. Ileckley. Col. Sam'l. Parker, E. A.
Mott-Smlth, Minister of Foreign Af
fairs of the Republic of Haw-all. There
must havo been a hundred large and
small knhllls (feather cylinders at pole
tops) carried near tho body ot tho dead
Queen Dowager. It Is stated that she
had upwards of fifty of theso in her
own collection. The kahili has for
ages amongst tho Hawallans been a
symbol of family quality. Many of
them are fashioned with extreme deli
cacy and the finest workmanship.
Many are of suipnsHlug beauty. To tho
native they are full of Hlgnlllcance. To
the foreigner they appeal iih almost
ni)Htlc manifestation when they are
thus shown. Theio seemed a finest of
kahilis about tho catafalque.
Carriage with Prince Kawauanakoa,
Prlnco Kalanlanaolii and wife and L.
iKiuuakala. l.aige kahilis on either
, Cairlnge of Her Majesty nX'Quceii
l.llluokalanl. Iuge k.ihllls on either
, Carriage wllh Mis. Geo, II Fair-child,
Cairlage wllh Mis Hlellu Cockett
and Mr. Coclietl.
(.'in liaise with Governor A. H, Cleg
horn, Carilagn with 1'iesMniit Dole ami
Col, Hoper, clilefMif.Htalf.
Cnnl.iKeH wllh Ministers Cooper and
Canlaun wllh Jiullio Wallop F,
1 1'i'ciir, of tliij Hiipiumu Court,
Carrlago with Harold M. Sowall,
Special Agent of tho United States.
Carriage with Wm. Haywood, Con
sul General of tho United States.
Sovcral carriages and nmbulancca
with ofllcers ot tho U. S. Army nnd
Carrlago with Win. C. Wilder, Pres
ident of the Senate
Carriages with members of the Sen
ate Members of tho Houso of Represen
tatives in carriages, tho Speaker ot the
Houso being one of the pall bearers.
Carrlugo with II. B. M. Consul Gen
eral Hoaro and Vice Consul Thos. Rain
Carriages with other members of tho
Consular Corps, including representa
tives ot China and Japan.
Carrlago with A. Perry nnd W. L.
Stanley, Judges of the Circuit Court
for the First Circuit.
Carriages with Government officials.
Many carriages with private citizens.
Private citizens afoot.
The procession was thirty-five min
utes passing a given point. The lino
of march was from Kawaiahao church
to Nuuanu on King nnd then to direct
to tho royal mausoleum. All along tho
routo there were gieat ciowds of spec
TOMB OF KINGS.
Everything was managed with per
fect order at tho cemetery. Tho
crowds wero kept back, no ono at nil
being allowed within the lutes unless
privileged. Tho different elements ot
tho pageant passed in and were ur
i.inged so that the first bodies to go
through should bo nearest the gatcj.
The National Guard was drawn up in
front of tho mausoleum. As tho cata
falque with the casket in full view,
ueared its destination, tho walling
glow louder. The kahili beaiers wero
formed on either side of tho roadway
leading to tho tomb. When tho ar
rangements were completed the pall
bearers took up tho casket and bore it
within tho mausoleum.
Tho interior of tho tomb had been
decorated tho previous day, and a
number of kahilis added to tho effect.
The caskets of Llkcllko and Kalulanl
had been moved, leaving n largo Bpace
for that of tho dead Dowager Queen.
Tho services were brief. Bishop
Willis reud tho committal servlco of
tho Church of England. "Let Saints
on Earth" was sung by tho choirs,
after which the benediction was said
by tho Bishop, Ah the strains of "Ha
waii Ponol,' tho air so loved by Ka
plolanl In life, swelled forth unn softly
died away, tho ussemblago filed out,
leaving the dead nlll In the mausoleum
t of King and Queens with ner Insignia
of royally about her,
QUHIJN JlOWAriHIt'H DEATH,
Queen Dowager Kaplolanl, after an
Illness of many mouths, panned from
u condition of um'ousclniune to
death ui Hi 15 o'clock Saturday morn
lug, Juno 'J Kb, Hlio hint been oblivi
ous to everything; fur shout tun"
day, The oud bml been expecM ut