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little children for Kindcrgartncrs.
Personally, we prefer looking at
some of our bill-boards, rather than
at the untidiness they help to hide.
It is excellent for pupils to be
taught to observe signs; for, they
are public educators.
Let a boy, for instance, look in
at the 'A. Y. C."
He sees the capitals at once
the period placed for all contractions,
on every package of candy.
Can he spell chocolate, raspberry,
Passing by Mrs. Taylor's can he
spell geranium, chrysanthemum ;
he can spell "pink"; but, can he,
A step on, what of ("promotion")
committee? The names of
the Islands and the more important
"landings" Oh !
But now, here is Coyne's fine
''furniture," bureau, bedstead, chiffonier,
The Cable office message, telephone
telegraphy operate connect.
Now, we are at the "corner," von
Hamm-Young; and across are
Stephenson, Emmeluth, E. O. Hall
with pistols and revolvers and
sword, plow, shovel, bicycle, knives
What a fine spelling field !
Evening Bulletin and Wallace R.
Farrington not easy for a "beginner."
Pacific Commercial Advertiser,
too many syllables ; but, Smith casv
and Star very easy, The Honolulu
Times easiest of all to us.
P. S. Teach all children to
spell, "the signs (of The Times").
For three hours yesterday afternoon,
from two o'clock on, the
handsome building of the
Seminary in Manoa valley
was visited by throngs of guests
at the New Year's reception and
hookupu, probably five hundred
friends of the institution in all accepting
the invitations to be present.
Many of these brought
gifts and the variety in these
offerings to the institution was almost
as numerous as the number
contributing. From a bunch of bananas
to a herd of milch cows, from
potted plants to pictures and from
embroidery scissors to garden hose
THE HONOLULU TIMES
the gifts ranged, the whole amounting
to a great deal in value and all
being of genuine practical value to
the ninety and one girl pupils and
to the members of the faculty.
The Washington Herald says:
"Mrs. Augustus F. Knudsen, of
Kekaha, Territory of Hawaii, who
was designated by Governor Walter
F. Frcar as delegate to the Women's
Rivers and Harbors Congress,
has traveled 5000 miles in
order to show the interest of the
people of the Islands in this great
FAITHFUL TO DUTY.
How shall we estimate the services
of those who never swerve
from the line of duty as the years
roll by? What shall we say,
what meed of praise offer to
those who can look back to a service
of half a century without a
single lapse of duty? Shall we
sit down and consider whether
the position was one that the
world honors, or the simpler,
humbler line of work almost unknown,
but very essential?
When Mr. Austin K. Jones
gave up the position of bell-ringer
at Harvard after fifty years of
unbroken service, it recalled to
the memory of many a graduate
the many times he had been summoned
to duty. We had occasion,
recently, to recognize the
faithful, the ideal service of one
who never flinched in the call of
duty for a period almost as long
a time. It is coming to be recognized
as one of the solid attributes
of the city that those
who help move its machinery are
so faithful for long periods of
Mr. Jones has been and is an
honored citizen, taking his part
in the civic life of the city.
Quiet, unobtrusive, straightforward,
he is able to enjoy the
familv he has reared and the competence
which his prudence and
economy have made possible.
The rising generation may well
take note of his example and may
hope like him to be respected and
honored for what is within the
reach of all fidelity to duty.
W. P. A,
01' Father Time he used to wear
Some mightv keerless clo'es
An' go aroun' with tousled hair
An' shiverin' at dc toes.
Dat was in lazy summer hours,
When we all sang de song
"Jes watch how slow among de
01' Time do loaf along 1"
But when de chill is in de air
He gits a beaver hat
An' shiny shoes an' slicks his hair
An' wears a red cravat.
An' as de holiday draws nigh
You hyuhs de people hum
"M-huh! How Father Time do
I guess dat's goin' some !"
Of Roman Catholic methods,
Mr. Rockefeller said that he has
"seen the organization of the
Roman church secure better results
with a given sum of money
than other church organizations
are accustomed to secure from
the same expenditure. It is unnecessary
to dwell upon the centuries
of experience which the
Church of Rome has gone
through to perfect a great power
TO HONOR WRIGHT
Dayton, O., Dec. 14. The reception
to be tendered the
Wrindit brothers, aviators, by
their native city of Dayton next
spring, will be made a national
affair. All American aero clubs
will be asked to send representatives.
The new Mayor's appointments
inciude those of some Republicans
who have made good
in office and is a tribute to
Mr. Thurston, the fire
chief; Mr. Frazee, the superintendent
of electric lights, and Mr.
Gere, the County engineer, will