Death of Colonel Sam Parker, 1920.

SAMUEL PARKER DEPARTS FROM THIS LIFE

Death is Victorious Over Him, Following a Long Sickness

HIS BODY RETURNED TO WAILUA IN MANA, HAWAII

Escorted by his Grandchild David Kalakaua Kawananakoa and His Family

After suffering from a stroke some years ago, Colonel Samuel Parker grew weary of this life, on the night of last Friday, at his home outside of Waikiki, and his body was returned aboard the Mauna Kea of this past Wednesday to be laid to rest in his family cemetery at Mana, Waimea, Hawaii.

When he passed on, he was 66 years old, 10 months and 12 days. Continue reading

Peter Kalani, new bandmaster, 1915.

QUEEN CONGRATULATES BANDMASTER KALANI

Peter Kalani, the newly appointed bandmaster, beat the measure with his official baton yesterday for the first time, at a morning concert given in Queen Liliuokalani’s grounds. Continue reading

Birth of the new Alii, 1875.

The Hon. A. S. Cleghorn was blessed with being gifted with a beautiful daughter by his wife, the Alii Likelike Cleghorn. This is a new Royal Offspring in the era of King Kalakaua. Our humble plea is for the Heavens to watch over and bless Hawaii,

(Lahui Hawaii, 10/21/1875, p. 3)

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 43, Aoao 3. Okatoba 21, 1875.

The bells of the city rang a merry peal, 1875.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23.

ON SATURDAY morning last, the 16th instant, Her Royal Highness the Princess Miriam Likelike, sister to His Majesty the King, and wife of the Hon. A. S. Cleghorn, was safely delivered of a daughter. At four P. M. all the bells of the city rang a merry peal in honor of the infant Princess.

(PCA, 10/23/1875, p. 2)

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XX, Number 17, Page 2. October 23, 1875.

The pillow mele for Kaahumanu, and the power of the newspapers, 1907.

One reason why the newspapers were/are so important was because they were “immediate,” just as I suppose Facebook and Twitter is today. One person claims something in the newspaper one day, and a few days later you could see more information or contradicting information by someone else, and not necessarily even in the same newspaper. Because people back in the day wanted the latest news, they would subscribe to the different newspapers being printed at the time, or at least would share them with each other. Continue reading

On opening of Kamehameha School for Boys, and why newspapers were important, 1887.

A CORRECTION.

With the words “Ema Kaleleonalani” and “the Dowager Queen,” amongst the articles last week under the title “Kamehameha School [Kula Kamehameha];” what was correct for that part was Mrs. B. Pauahi Bishop. The words above were inserted by mistake because of the influence of reminiscences for Emma, and also because these high chiefs of the land sank down together, dying one after the other. Continue reading

The funeral of the Dowager Queen Kalama, 1870.

The day that the funeral services will be held.—In the mourning announcement [bila kanikau], we saw that the funeral over the body of Queen Kapakuhaili will be held this coming Saturday, the 8th of October. In that mourning announcement can be seen the order of the funerary procession.

(Au Okoa, 10/6/1870, p. 3)

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VI, Helu 25, Aoao 3. Okatoba 6, 1870

Coffee in Keei planted by Princess Likelike, 1878.

Kona Coffee

O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:—

Here is something I have seen with my own eyes: a Coffee [Kope] plantation growing in Keei, South Kona.

That Coffee plantation of H. Cooper is perhaps 150 acres large, and the Coffee is growing well, and no disease [kakani] is seen on the Coffee; its leaves are a beautiful green. Continue reading