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Seven days to the week are
Six for toil, and one for heaven.
God gave me six for work and
I will not steal the seventh away.
Four weeks in every month
Twelve months make up the
rolling year ;
One hundred years few live to
Is what is called a century.
MARK TWAIN'S NEW
Nov. 30, '08.
"Dear Mr. Wood :
"The beautiful mantel was put
in its place an hour ago, and its
friendly 'Aloha !' was the first uttered
greeting my 73rd birthday
receivel. It is rich in color, rich
in quality and rich in decoration,
therefore it exactly harmonizes
with the taste for such things
which were born in me and which
I have seldom been able to indulge
to my content. It will be a
great pleasure to me, daily renewed,
to have under my eye this
lovely reminder of the loveliest
fleet of islands that lies anchored
in any ocean, and I beg to thank
the committee for providing me
"S. L. Clcmons."
Mark Twain also sent picture
post-cards of his new home,
"Stormfield," and a picture of
himself in what he call his smoking
Mother of many children I
sprung of my heart and my
And some have been borne in
gladness and some have
been borne in pain,
But one has gone singing from
out my door
Never to come again.
Content and Ease and Comfort
they abide with me day by
They smooth my couch and place
my chair as dutiful children
THE HONOLULU TIMES
And Success and Power, my
Stand ever to clear my way.
And these be the prudent children,
the careful children and
There was one and only one with
a reckless dream in his
He who was one with the wind
o' the dawn,
And kin to the wood and the
Faithful and fond are my children
and they tend me well, in
Success and Content and Power,
good proof is mine of their
But the name of him that I lost
Yea, my first-born Joy of Youth.
Well do my children guard me,
jealous of this iheir right ;
Carefully, soberly, ever by daylight
But oh, for my prodigal joy of
Somewhere out in the night.
Oakland, November 17.
can ever expect to get nearer
a paradise where there are automobiles
than is Honolulu," is
the opinion Attorney George W.
Reed expresses. Delightful ocean
voyage, free from all sickness ;
perfect climate in the island capital,
and wholesome hospitality,
made the trip one of keen delight
throughout for Mr. Reed, who
took it to get a vacation from his
Many things impressed the
traveler, but none more than the
delightful climate with which the
city of Honolulu, with more than
50,000 inhabitants, is blessed.
Not only is the climate perfect,
but the civic appointments, such
as telephone, clcctricitv and street
car systems, make the city particularly
enjoyable for the traveler.
The immense possibilities of the
islands, with the tremendous agricultural
wealth, convinced Mr.
Reed that the Territory has a brilliant
commercial future before it.
"One thing that is going to have
a great stimulative effect on the
city and the islands," he said, "is
the naval station at Pearl Harbor,
where the Federal is
spending' millions of dollars in
constructing th best naval station
in the world. I visited the
harbor with the officers from the
Pacific squadron and was surprised
at the magnitude of the undertaking.
"The largest vessels can enter
this harbor, the banks are capable
of giving perfect defense, and the
channel is large enough to accommodate
all the ships belonging to
"One company is now establishing
a 2000-acre pineapple plantation,
erecting its own cannery
and creating a colossal industry.
"The government experimental
farm is experimenting with cotton,
which is expected to become
one of the most valuable of the
island crops. The sugar, coffee
and sisal plantations are wonderful
sights, and speak eloquently
for the future of that island.
"Three hundred automobiles
are in use in Honolul 1, being particularly
enoyable, owing to the
perfect roads. The island is netted
with modern electric lines. I
think every person should visit
that island, as it is the most beautiful
place I have ever seen."
THE VENICE OF THE FAR
(Concluded from last number.)
The embroidered coat made of lustrous
silk in the blended shades of brilliant
pink and blue, was fastened on the left
side with small gold buttons. The
wide trousers were of blue satin,
and on her naturally small feet she
wore embroidered satin shoes, in the
center of which were large white
gilded wire frame which was perch-heels
in the Manchu style. Her
smooth hair was arranged over a
cd on the top of her head like a
huge black Alsatian bow, while
from the sides emerged two gold
knobs where several bright pink
flowers and jade ornaments were
fastened. Clinging to her side was
her little daughter, a small reproduction
of the mother, minus the
After a few moments spent in
the exchange of questions in regard
to our age and the cost of our
gowns interrogations which form
part of the punctilious etiquette of
the Chinese we were led into the