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At the hour of 11 in the midday, April 26, at the festooned residence here in Honolulu nei of His Excellency [ka Mea Mahalo ia] Samuel Parker, Minister of Foreign Affairs, joined together by Rev. A. Mackintosh were Charles Maguire and Miss Mary H. Parker, the first born of the Minister, honored by the groomsman and bridesmaid [ku aoao], Palmer Woods and Miss Kamakee Cummins. At the same time and place, by that same pastor, Mr. Robert R. Hind Jr. and Miss Hannah Low were joined together, honored by the groomsman and bridesmaid, William Wright and Miss Hassinger. Amongst those who came to witness this distinguished marriage were the Alii the Queen, Continue reading →
The Hawaiian Band will give a concert at 3 o’clock this afternoon in Kapiolani Park, the program for the occasion being the following:
March—United Liberty, Losey (a) Mystery, Johnson (b) Starlight Love, Denni Song—That Wonderful Mother of Mine, Gooding Overture—William Tell, Rossini Songs—Band Glee Club (a) Nuuanu Waipuna, Major Kealakai (b) Nohea, Queen Liliu (c) Uluhua, Robert (d) Ko Ua kilihune o kona [Ka Ua Kilihune o Kona], Queen Liliu Clarinet Solo—Somnambula, Thornton Waltz—Jolly Fellows, Vollstedt Intermezzo—Elegante, Offenbach March—Bright Eyes, Hoschna Hawaii Ponoi The Star Spangled Banner
Hawaiian Music.—It is something to hear of Hawaiians, who but a few years ago, as a nation, possessed no other songs but the semi-barbarous Meles of their ancestors, and no other music than the montonous “ah—ah,——o—oo—u—uu,” of former years,—it is something pleasingly new to have to note the appearance of a neatly lithographed sheet of music for sale in the bookstore, both the words and music of which were composed by a Hawaiian lady. The title describes the sentiments expressed in the composition—”He Mele Lahui Hawaii,” or, in English, “A Hawaiian National Hymn.” Continue reading →
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.
E ola o Liliuonalani, E paa i ka noho o ka lanakila, E mau Kou ihikapu Lani, Ma na kaiaulu o Hawaii.
Hui: E o mai oe e Liliulani, Ka wahine puuwai hao kila, Silaia i paa ko Aupuni, Me ka pono kuokoa o ka Lahui.
2 E mau Kou hilinaiia, E Ou mau makaainana, Me ka puuwai aloha aina, Aina kaulana i ka hanohano.
3 E hoi e Liliu i Ko kapu, I ka Noho Kalaunu i Halealii, He Alii i poniia e na Lani, I Moiwahine no Hawaii.
[The song above was composed by Mrs. E. K. Naipo of Honopueo, North Kohala, Hawaii, on the 18th past, for the benefit of the Manaolanakila Glee Club, and we happily publish it. Editor.] Continue reading →
The Regent in handing back to the King the authority which he placed in her hands, must do so with a feeling of great satisfaction. During His Majesty’s absence we passed through one very critical period, viz., the small-pox. This called for an extraordinary demand upon the resources of the executive, which was well responded to. When we compare what was done here, with what was done in Sydney, we may well be satisfied with our own Government. Throughout this period the Regent supported her ministers well in spite of opposition and complaint. It certainly was a hard time. The long quarantine and the necessary interference with business operations made men feel discontented, Continue reading →