Major Kealakai perhaps took offense to this article? 1924.


Territory, Army, Navy and Consulates Are To Be Represented At Services

Official circles of the territory will be represented at the memorial services for the Kalakaua dynasty at Kawaiahao church Sunday morning. Among those who will be in attendance will be Mrs. Wallace R. Farrington, wife of Governor Farrington; Acting Governor and Mrs. Raymond C. Brown, Major General and Mrs. C. P. Summerall, Rear Admiral J. D. McDonald, Consul for Great Britain and Mrs. W.Massy Royds, Consul for France and Mrs. Marques, Consul General for Japan and Mrs. Yamasaki, Consul for China and Mrs. tau Shia Hsu, Vice Consul of Belgium Victor H. Lappe, Consul of Portugal and Mrs. Fancisco de Paula Brito, Consul for Cuba and Mrs. Gustavo E. Mustelier.

Princess Kawananakoa will be escorted to her place by Marshall Oscar Cox and Sheriff David Trask, both member of the Hale o na Alii o Hawaii. Prince Kalakaua and Princess Liliuokalani will be preceded by the puloulou (tabu-staff) held by John Hiram, a representative Hawaiian of the old regime. Members of the Hale o na Alii o Hawaii and boys of the Kamehameha schools will usher. Princess Kawananakoa requests that all those holding admission cards to be in their places not later than 20 minutes after 10. The services will start promptly at 10:30 a. m.

Extensive Musical Program

An elaborate musical program has been arranged. Mrs. Ululani Robertson will be heard in a song written especially for this occasion by Member George K. Kaia of Hilo entitled, “Hoomanao no na Lani Heleloa.” She will be accompanied by the Kamehameha Boys octette and the Princess theater orchestra.

Mrs. Marion Dowsett Worthington will sing “Aloha Oe,” composed by Queen Liliuokalani, and famous the world over as a song representative of the sweetness and plaintiveness of Hawaiian music. She will be accompanied by the Kamehameha Boys octette and the Princess theater orchestra.

Mrs. Nani Alapai sings, “Kalani Kaulilua,” a song composed by the old Kawaihau club, the members of which were John M. Bright, Mekia Kealakai, John Edwards, Jim Shaw, Solomon Hiram and Bennie Jones. This song was composed at the lying-in-state of King Kalakaua for the king.

Mrs. Alohikea will sing, “Akahi Hoi,” one of the sweetest of King Kalakaua’s compositions. She will be accompanied by the Glee club of the Hawaiian band.

William Smith will sing “Lei no Kaiulani,” composed by John Edwards upon the death of Princess Kaiulani at Ainahau. He will be accompanied by the Kamehameha boys’ octette.

The Kawaiahao choir will sing “Nani Ke’lii Kiekie”; the New Princess theater orchestra, John Wharry Lewis conducting, will render two selections; Edwin Sawtelle will play an organ solo; “Hawaii Ponoi,” the Hawaiian anthem composed by King Kalakaua, with Major Kealakai conducting, will be sung by the entire congregation accompanied by the Hawaiian band.

The following Hawaiian organizations have been invited to attend the services: Order of Kamehameha, Ahahui Kaahumanu, Ahahui Kalama, Ahahui Kane Oiwi Hawaii, Ahahui Wahine Oiwi Hawaii, Ahahui Poola Kane, Ahahui Poola Wahine, Hawaiian Civic Club, Hawaiian Girls’ Club (Y. W. C. A.), Court Lunalilo (Foresters), Lunalilo Circle 279 (Companions of the Forest), Daughters of Hawaii, Puuhonua Society, Kapiolani Maternity Home, Kamehameha School for Boys, Kamehameha School for Girls, Kawaiahao Alumnae, Kamehameha Alumnae, Kamehameha Alumni, Moanalua Mothers’ Club, the Hawaiian band. T. H. Petrie, as deputy in Hawaii of the branch of the Masonic order known as the Scottish Rite, will represent this organization; King Kalakaua was a charter member, Prince Leleiohoku received the degrees in 1875, and Prince David Kawananakoa received the degrees in 1901.

Admission cards will only allow entrance to those whose names are written across the back. No autos will  be allowed in the churchyard except those of Princess Kawananakoa, Mrs. Farrington, Acting Governor Brown, Major General Summerall, Rear Admiral McDonald and those of the foreign representatives.

(Star-Bulletin, 2/15/1924, p. 3)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXXI, Number 10025, Page 3. February 15, 1924.

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