I hewa no ia oe la, i kou awihi maka ana mai! 1911.


Because the Hawaiian musicians who are in Denver continuously wink at the haole women who frequently dine in the hotel which hired the boys to sing regularly, and most of the women are smitten and are truly entranced by some of the boys, therefore there have been many a complaint to the police about them, to the point where the hotel was ordered to immediately stop contracting those musicians.

When the women and their companions arrive at the hotel, the musicians are always singing songs about women, and therefore some of the women are delighted at this, and the boys are constantly winking.

As they are always seen doing this, there has been numerous complaints to the police department demanding that the hotel throw out the band; the hotel agreed, but only after their contract to sing and play music there was over.

The kinds of songs were not complained about, nor how they sang; only one thing was the cause of the complaints, that being the constant winking of the boys to the women, for by doing this, there have been singers who have married girls of high-class families.

[…pii e ke kai i kumu pali!]

(Kuokoa, 2/17/1911, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 7, Aoao 6. Feberuari 17, 1911.