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away, and faintly came to me the ukulele's ferno. It's storms will give you action notes and the deep contralto of a woman's enough and a-plenty, and you may find voice. Then, I knew why the country every thrill there is in nature to lure into had never produced a poet to
a love of the land that will be as everclanging measures the song of war, for lasting as the hills about you,
for when the last battle was fought the last not be content with having been ensnared poet died, and since that time poetry has yourself, but will joy in passing the virus lived in the air, in the flowers, in the to your friends in chaunting the praises woinen and the men of Hawaii, and a of Hawaii. host of the singers of the time of eld It is a land which offers every sort of wanders forth at night and wails its dirge sport to the traveler, from the most civilin every voice and every note of the ring ized form of amusement to that of the dove. The nation sings a dirge for by- most primitive races. gone greatness, and there is nothing left of Hawaii except the indestructible part- The present-day globe-trotter does not love.
go in much for much of the inconvenience Yet it must not be thought that all of that was the particular charm of the days Hawaii's charm lies in its sweet softness gone by. He wants to ride in an automoand its languorous climate, for it can bile where the man of yesterday was conoffer some of the most magnificent scen- tent on the back of a pony, just as his preery the world student has ever seen; it decessor had been content with walking. can give you a climate so varied that you Hawaii, in all of its islands, offers some may travel from the tropic shores of some of the best roads for automobiling imagintropic island to the seamed and
able. toothed edge of great snow-capped Of course you cannot go everywhere mountain, and you may gaze into the with the automobile, but the motor car burning cauldron of a volcano and witness in Hawaii has been provided with good scenes that suggest the very pit of the In- roads to go
roads to go anywhere
anywhere a respectable
imagined, and you may glut your senses on In Honolulu you will find all kinds of the beautiful in tropical nature, on its trees you know nothing about. Of course, streets and trails and by-paths. In places, you have a vague idea of the banyan tree, it is as civilized and quiet as Fifth avenue, but you must reserve your adjectives until New York, while but a few feet away is a you are on this ride out toward that most trail that is wild and untamed with wonderful of all beaches, Waikiki, for you growth of brake and fern and strange will see one or two fine specimens of the clinging vines with wealth of flowers. You banyan on the way, and right along the may plunge down a by-path that is over- street-car track you will see the big planspread with creepers and vines, and you tations of banana, growing right in line may imagine yourself in some fair Titan- with irrigation ditches, the monotony of ia's bower or in the fairy grot where Auc- which is occasionally broken by a duck cassin found his Nicollette.
pond on which float in stately majesty The automobile enthusiast will find the the mandarin duck and a variety of water trip around the island of Oahu very inter- fow) the thrifty Chinese have brought over
The celebration of Washington's Birthday is made the occasion for great festivity in the islands, and at Honolulu the populace turns out en masse. Young women of
Honolulu in a cavalry squad
esting indeed, and on his way he may stop ,
from the land of Confucius. in that wonderful park named after the Here and there is a cocoanut grove, the sweet Princess Kapiolani, and so typical of majestic trees lifting their fronds in the its namesake. Here you find lagoons peo- empyrean. pled with the quaintest of fishes and You may make the trip around the iscrossed and re-crossed by a succession of land in an automobile, but the electric cars artistic bridges. There are shady nook3 of a very well-equipped company will that seem as remote from the roadways of carry you out to the long stretch of beach civilized life as the forest primeval, and between the city and Dimond Head. there are spots so riotous in color as to Honolulu is one of the finest hotel cities baffle description. Kapiolani Park is in the world, and on the way around the world famed.
island the tourist will find a number of
the best caravansaries.
is the hardened as to be a monster of ingratitude Moana, which is under the same manage- who would not feel the blessings on the ment as the Alexander Young Hotel and parting guest so sweetly conveyed in the the Royal Hawaiian. In another place, I leis, the flower wreaths given the departwill give it the mention it deserves. There ing; after a season in the island capital. are a number of other seaside hotels, and Your friends and acquaintances come among them the Haleiwa. This is situated down to the ship and present you with infacing the water, and is most homelike and numerable garlands of sweet-scented flowinviting.
ers, which you have placed about your The attractions of the city of Honolulu neck, until you are literally smothered in are varied, and to a stranger are most at- fragrance and profusion of blossoms. The tractive. There is not one moment of custom is a pretty one, for, as the ship ennui or dullness; for the people of Ha- glides away from the dock, you cast back waii, and especially of Hilo and Honolulu, the blooms that have been given you, back have the science of hospitality bred in into the sea, to float to the island shores
them, and the stranger who has any sort and with them goes what love you may of claim to gentle birth or any kind of wish to spare to the people who loyally breeding is sure of being, at all times, at give of all they have. home.
The eve is dimmed with tears and the The city of Honolulu is the home of the heart is full to overflowing, and all the celebrated Hawaiian band, and its con- while the band is playing the sweet and certs are a frequent feature of the life at softly simple and alluring music of Hathe Alexander Young Hotel. Who waii. That air, it may be Like-no-a-Like is there that has spent any time in Hono- or it may be Aloha Oe!, with its deep lulu who does not remember with fondness heart tones and its “O fond embrace A hoi the departure from the dock. It would ae au Until we meet again” will du rindeed be an ingrate, a man or woman so ever in your memory; will wind itself The Royal Palms of Moanalua on the grounds of Mr. S. M. Damon. This beautiful estate is easily reached from Ilonolulu