From the Hawaiian Band.
Spokane, Wash., June 20, 1906.
E. L. LIKE,
Much aloha to you:—
I have safely received the newspaper Ke Aloha Aina, therefore I give my great thanks to you and your fellow workers.
Here we are speeding about here and there. There is much praise for the band and the Hawaiian singing and the hula; Professor Solomon Hiram’s deft playing of the banjo strings is superb, making the American women move indeed.
While we were in Oakland performing there at Piedmont Park, I saw a pretty haole woman go and say to a friend of hers to go fetch Solomon Hiram’s rose lei for herself; but the wish of that haole woman came to naught.
As for us, we are all doing fine. We are on our way to the east. With thanks. Give my aloha to your fellow workers.
Z. KAPULE [Zachariah Kapule].
Royal Hawaiian Band En Route U. S. A.
[For more on Zachariah Kapule, click here for the Bishop Museum’s Nūpepa Monday post from yesterday. There is even a photograph!]
(Aloha Aina, 7/7/1906, p. 1)