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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. Continue reading →
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
At the meeting of the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai] on Tuesday night, a letter signed by voters of the 4th and 5th Districts was read, pertaining to retaining once again Peter Kalani as the bandmaster of the Hawaiian Band, instead of Baker [Robert Hoapili Baker], who was appointed as bandmaster to take his place. Continue reading →
Prof. Kalani Peter, former leader of the Hawaiian band, who died last night after a short illness.
FORMER HAWAIIAN BAND LEADER VICTIM OF FLU
Prof. Kalani Peter, former leader of Hawaiian band, died of influenza early last night at his home, 186 South Beretania street near Emma, after an illness of three days. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Peter; a mother, Mrs. Kahoiwa Peter; a brother, Henry Peter of the territorial land office, and an uncle, Rev. Samuel K. Kamaiopili. Continue reading →
After working as a musician in the Hawaiian Band [Bana Hawaii] for 51 years, James Pohina, one of the oldest persons working with the band, decided he was at a place where he would retire with a pension from the county government. Continue reading →
Following a long illness Rev. Samuel K. Kamakaia, one of the oldest of the “bandboys” of the Hawaiian band, died yesterday morning at 3:30 o’clock at Queen’s Hospital. The funeral will take place a 3 o’clock this afternoon from Williams’ Undertaking parlors, interment to be in Puea Cemetery. Continue reading →