First Jewish Wedding in Hawaii, 1879.

Marriage Ceremony.—On Tuesday evening the 22d inst., at the residence of the bride’s uncle, M. Louisson, Esq., of Honolulu, Mr. J. Hyman of thi mercantile firm of Hyman Brothers, of this city, was married to Miss B. Frankel, niece of Mr. and Mrs. M. Louisson, in the presence of a very large company of invited guests, composing the elite of Honolulu. Everything that tae te could suggest or money procure, was furnished for the pleasure of the company. Mr. Louisson’s spacious and elegant mansion was arranged with consummate taste and liberality, and everything connected with it gotten up in the best of style. Outside the main building was erected a booth, draped with evergreens, tropical flowers, and the national flags of the United States, Hawaii and the German Empire, which gave a charming effect to the scene. The verandas and booth were brilliantly illuminated with Chinese lanterns and tastefully decorated, giving it the finest effect. In the booth was spread for the accommodation of the guests, who numbered about 200, a most sumptuous repast, gotten up under the superintendence of Mr. Herbert of the Hawaiian Hotel. At precisely 8 o’clock, the hour fixed, the bride and bridegroom filed into the parlor, where the guests were assembled, and Mr. Peck, a Hebrew and friend of the parties, who was deputized by the Jewish Rabbi at San Francisco, to perform the marriage ceremony according to the Hebrew formula which he did in the Hebrew tongue by reading from a book. The ceremony was short and solemnly performed by Mr. Peck, who concluded by pronouncing them man and wife, according to the Jewish as well as Hawaiian law. After Mr. Peck had concluded, the Rev. Dr. Damon stepped forward and presented the bride with the marriage certificate, prefacing the fact with a few appropri- and very happy remarks. Continue reading

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Were they really eating loli thinking it was clams? 1909.

PROGRAM OF THE BIG ‘TISER LUAU

Here is the program for the big luau at the Peninsula tomorrow. The ‘Tiser special train will leave the depot at 8:35 pronto. All employes of the Hawaiian Gazette Company please take notice and get there on time. What, ho, you luau.

Program for the day. Committees on picnic and luau, G. G. Boisse, chairman.

Luau and transportation, Charles S. Crane, S. P. Correa; games, C. S. Crane, E. Dekum, L. H. Mesick, Jack Densham, John Traut; dance, Paul Pereira; program and printing, L. H. Mesick, G. J. Boisse; official photographer, James Williams; Music, J. Kupau; refreshments, George Seyde.

Immediately upon arriving on the grounds there will be a match game of baseball between the following teams for a valuable trophy:

Hot Slugs—H. Chillingworth; p; L. Soares, c; Alfred Williams (captain), 1b; H. Williams, 2b; S. Saffery, ss; H. Herrick, 3b; James Ii, cf; F. Correa, 1f; G. J. Boisse, rf.

Substitutes—C. Estep, M. Guerrero, C. Lutz, A. Wolff, E. Souza, A. L. Eakin.

Wrong Fonts—J. Williams (captain), p; Che Bui Farm, c; Paul Pereira, 1b; L. Makanani, 2b; J. Kupau, ss; M. Pimenta, 3b; J. Pereira, cf; G. L. Samson, rf; G. Pereira, 1f.

Substitutes—E. Pihi, E. M. Thompson, Charles S. Crane, John Traut, S. P. Correa.

Jack Densham, umpire.

A. P. Taylor, official scorer.

After the baseball game the following games will be pulled off. Events are free for all. Valuable prizes for the winners:

  1. Girls’ race.
  2. Three-legged race.
  3. Fat men’s race.
  4. Fat women’s race.
  5. Men’s race, running backwards; 50 yards.
  6. Boys’ race, under 9 years.
  7. Girls’ race, under 9 years.
  8. Boys’ race, between 9 and 14 years.
  9. Boys’ race, over 14 years.
  10. Children’s races, boys and girls.
  11. Married men’s race.
  12. Married women’s race.
  13. Poi eating match for Hawaiians.
  14. Poi eating match for Haoles.

Intermission for luau. Continue reading