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we term a swear word or curse. They were at no time cannibals, and it is most unfortunate that the globe trotter has remembered them more by the occasional hula-hula than by the sterling qualities of kindness, truthfulness and hospitality, which should endear them to all who are desirous of doing them justice. That there has always been a certain looseness of morals among them is true, but this, too, has been exaggerated by the ancient mariner, who first told the story, and by every son of Ananias who has followed in his wake, is also true.

and day out, the weather is most pleasant, and there is none of the enervation that is found in the more humid atmosphere of the Philippines, or of the lower part of India. Christmas of last year the temperature averaged sixty-six. On On Washington's Birthday, which is the great Floral Parade holiday of Hawaii Territory, we find the maximum registration is 73, and that at six o'clock in the morning it was 58. Thanksgiving day it was 79 at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and at six in the morning, it was 68 while the thermometer showed 68 at 6 p. m. Some epi


Honolulu the Beautiful. Dimond Head from the Punch Bowl

In all that I have written I have not said anything about climate, reserving that for a propitious occasion, and I find no place like this to make mention of what should be to the tourist the principal asset that Hawaii has to offer. The climate is the finest in the world. There is no tropic land, no land lying so close to the equator, which has so equable and so truly temperate a climate. The minimum temperature for a year taken in Honolulu is 57 minimum and 72 maximum. Day in

grammatic writer has said of Hawaii: "Here the sun never smites and the frost never bites."

Hawaii is the largest of the islands, and its fertility is so great that it will attract a great deal of capital to its shores, and in a few years a most wonderful development is bound to take place, and then there will spring up towns and villages, and the whole of the island will take on a different aspect as to its population.

The island presents a topography that


Honolulu the Beautiful. Palm avenue on grounds of residence of Mr. Wm. G. Irwin

should be most alluring to the traveler, for it is easily the most impressively grand in its mountain scenery of any in the group. Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa rear their snow-capped summits above all others, and both tower nearly 14,000 feet up in the air. Mauna Loa is about two hundred feet less than Mauna Kea.

Other mountains there are, too, and they are of some size, for Hualalai, one of the tallest, will toe the mark at 8,275 feet, while the Kohala mountain range averages 5,505 feet. There is no trip by steamer that is as entrancing as that along

stretches of light wavy green of the sugar plantations, and backing this is the dark green foliage of the gulches and the occasional white walls of the sugar plantation, with its smoke wreaths rising to the heavens, against the purple background of the rugged mountains, their own summits lost in mists of rain clouds or in the blue of the skies.

Hawaii has about 25,000 acres planted to sugar. It has about 2,500,000 acres of arable land, and about 100,000 of this is held by sugar companies. Much beef cattle is raised on the ranges, and coffee is

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Honolulu the Beautiful. Royal Palm lane to Mr. F. Schaefer's residence

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