Close of first Merrie Monarch, 1964.

Parties Climax Hilo Festival

By WALT SOUTHWARD
Advertiser Staff Writer

HILO—A gala Merry Monarch Ball last night at three Hilo locations wrapped up one of the gayest four-day festivals ever held here.

The Merry Monarch Festival, which began Wednesday, officially ended with the ball, held at the Hilo and Naniloa Hotels and the Club Hukilau. Continue reading

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Merrie Monarch parade, 1964.

Advertiser Photo by Walt Southward

Brewer’s float rides down street as Merry Monarch Festival opens.

Parade Opens Hilo’s Festival

HILO—The Merry Monarch Festival, depicting the days of King Kalakaua, opened here yesterday with an hour-long parade which passed in review before some 5,000 Big Islanders. Continue reading

Merrie Monarch Festival Pageant, 1964.

Pageant on Royalty Slated April 2 in Hilo

Past Aloha Week kings and queens of the Big Island will be honored during the Merry Monarch Festival pageant—”Hawaii’s Crowns”—April 2 at the Hilo Armory.

The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be open to the public at no cost.

“Hawaii’s Crowns” was written and staged by George Naope and will present Hawaii’s royalty from Kamehameha I to Queen Liliuokalani. Narrating will be Mrs. Elizabeth Beamer Dahlberg. Continue reading

Easter hats and such, 1902.

GRAND OPENING OF HATS

AT

N. S. SACHS DRY GOODS CO.

Honolulu, Fort Street

Easter Hats  Easter Hats

Just recently opened to display, are Hats good for Easter, for girls and women of all sorts of fashions [paikini]

Given Away

At our big sale of Hats being held, King Kamehameha, Kalakaua, and Kaiulani Hat Pins given away. Continue reading

Neutrality proclaimed by King Kamehameha III, 1854.

Proclamation.

Kamehameha III King of the Hawaiian Islands.

Be it known to all whom it may concern, that We, Kamehameha III, King of the Hawaiian Islands, hereby proclaim our entire Neutrality in the war now impending between the Great Maritime powers of Europe; that Our Neutrality is to be respected by all Belligerents, to the full extent of Our Jurisdiction, which by Our Fundamental laws is to the distance of one of one marine league, surrounding each of our islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau, commencing at low water mark on each of the respective coasts of said Islands, and includes all channels passing between and dividing said islands, from Island to island; that all captures and sizures made within Our said Jurisdiction are unlawful; and that the protection andd hospitality of Our Ports, Harbors and Roads, shall be equally extended to all the belligerents, so long as they respect Our neutrality. Continue reading