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we term a swear word or curse. They and day out, the weather is most pleasant, were at no time cannibals, and it is most and there is none of the enervation that is unfortunate that the globe trotter has re- found in the more humid atmosphere of membered them more by the occasional the Philippines, or of the lower part of hula-hula than by the sterling qualities India. Christmas of last year the temof kindness, truthfulness and hospitality, perature averaged sixty-six. On Washwhich should endear them to all who are ington's Birthday, which is the great desirous of doing them justice. That there Floral Parade holiday of Hawaii Terrihas always been a certain looseness of mor- tory, we find the maximum registration is als among them is true, but this, too, has 73, and that at six o'clock in the morning been exaggerated by the ancient mariner, it was 58. Thanksgiving day it was 79 at who first told the story, and by every son 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and at six in of Ananias who has followed in his wake, the morning, it was 68 while the theris also true.
mometer showed 68 at 6 p. m. Some epi
In all that I have written I have not grammatic writer has said of Hawaii: said anything about climate, reserving "Here the sun never smites and the frost that for a propitious occasion, and I find never bites.” no place like this to make mention of Hawaii is the largest of the islands, and what should be to the tourist the principal its fertility is so great that it will attract asset that Hawaii has to offer. The cli- a great deal of capital to its shores, and mate is the finest in the world. There is in a few years a most wonderful developno tropic land, no land lying so close to ment is bound to take place, and then the equator, which has so equable and so there will spring up towns and villages, truly temperate a climate. The minimum and the whole of the island will take on temperature for a year taken in Honolulu a different aspect as to its population, is 57 minimum and 72 maximum. Day in The island presents a topography that
should be most alluring to the traveler, stretches of light wavy green of the sugar for it is easily the most impressively plantations, and backing this is the dark grand in its mountain scenery of any in green foliage of the gulches and the octhe group. Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa casional white walls of the sugar plantarear their snow-capped summits above all tion, with its smoke wreaths rising to the others, and both tower nearly 14,000 feet heavens, against the purple background of up in the air. Mauna Loa is about two the rugged mountains, their own summits hundred feet less than Mauna Kea.
lost in mists of rain clouds or in the blue Other mountains there are, too, and
of the skies. they are of some size, for Hualalai, one Hawaii has about 25,000 acres planted of the tallest, will toe the mark at 8,275 to sugar. It has about 2,500,000 acres of feet, while the Kohala mountain range arable land, and about 100,000 of this is averages 5,505 feet. There is no trip by
There is no trip by held by sugar companies. Much beef catsteamer that is as entrancing as that along tle is raised on the ranges, and coffee is
the coast of the island of Hawaii in one
quite extensively. Pine-apples of the Inter-island company's steamers. I will soon be a large item of export. Haremember in '98 going down the west waii possesses a large number of fine roads coast of the island of Luzon and marvel- and notably that from Hilo to the voling at the beauty of the scenery, and at cano of Kilauea, which was built by the another period, a few months later, I made Government, and the railroad development a trip along the coast of the island of of the island is very large and destined to Formosa, but neither of these islands has shortly have many miles additional. the beauty of scenery to offer which Hilo is the principal town, and it is a stretches out, panorama-like, the most favorably situated and beautiful city. shores of Hawaii. There are the long The Government for some time has been