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Vol. IX. No. 5.
"She saith unto him, yea, Lord:
I believe that thou art the Christ,
the Son of God, which should come
into the world." St. John xi :27.
Never in a costly palace did I rest
on golden bed,
Never in a hermit's cavern have I
eaten idle bread.
Born within a lowly stable, where
the cattle round Me stood,
Trained a carpenter in Nazareth, I
have toiled and found it good.
They who tread the path of labor
follow where My feet had trod ;
They who work without complaining
do the holy will of God.
Where the many toil together, there
am I among My own ;
Where the tired workman sleepeth,
there am I with him alone.
I, the peace that passeth knowledge,
dwell amid the daily strife,
I, the bread of heaven, am broken
in the sacrament of life.
Henry Van Dyke.
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An English inventor has equipped
a fountain pen with a small electric
lamp and a storage battery to enable
its user to write in the dark.
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THE FLORAL PARADE.
"The spirit of the meeting was
most decidedly optimistic, all of the
members expressing satisfaction
with the progress made, and with
the outlook for the greatest parade
ever held here."
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Hawaii's population is peculiarly
cosmopolitan, and, what is quite as
remarkable, "the various races live
together in peculiar harmony.
Much of the credit for this is due
to the Japanese, the largest single
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St. Clement's Church is today, a
big Floral Parade in itself,
just look at it!
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"More than that, sweet-eating is
an excellent cure for alcoholism. If
you give the system enough sugar
to satisfy its desire, all longing for
HONOLULU, FEBRUARY, 1911.
beer, whisky and brandy will disappear.
There is an old saying that
a drunkard hates sweets."
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The psychological time then has
arrived for striking a blow for the
larger liberty, wider influence and
greater dignity of statehood. Hawaii's
past as an independent nation
demands this evolution as a matter
of poetic justice. It accords with
the fitness of things. It will be a
step in the development of our Nation
from a mere continental to a
world Power. It will make for the
coming Federation of Mankind.
D. S., in The Friend.
"Thrifty, is she?"
"Thrifty? I won't go into a long
discourse. I merely tell you that
she .banks money in December."
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"European nations have no transport
service sufficient, even without
opposition, to land on American soil
an army of one hundred thousand
men at a given time. There is no
country in the Orient that has a
naval base within reaching' distance
of our Pacific Coast, and no oriental
nation would be so reckless as to
risk the loss of its navy or its fleet
by attempting to send it past the
Hawaiian Islands to attack the Pacific
"Our geographical isolation is an
asset of our nation far more valuable
as a means of defense than all
the navies we can build. No nation,
European or Oriental, would be
reckless enough to risk the loss of
its army and navy by attempting to
invade our soil or come within
range of our coast batteries."
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PREPARE FOR VISITORS.
Honolulu is included as a place
of call in several of the biggest excursions
planned for this winter.
Many pages of the Literary Digest
of December 17 are devoted to an
article on "Winter Travel Southwards."
Five tours have .been arranged
by the Chicago, Union Pacific
and Northwest lines, one of
which includes a side trip to Honolulu.
In January, February and
(Price $3.00 per annum
Single copies 25 cents
March the tours department of the
same roads will personally conduct
tours to Mexico and the Hawaiian
Islands, the rates including hotel
reservations. From Seattle on
February 2 the Grand Trunk Pacific
steamer Prince Rupert will
make a special tourist trip to the'
Hawaiian Islands, which includes a
visit to the crater. A Boston company
plans a personally conducted
tour around -the world which starts
from New York January 21 and,
touching, at Hawaii, arrives at San
Francisco" July 3. Another company
plans a similar trip, leaving,
New York January 7 and arriving
at San Francisco June 22. A year
hence the Hamburg-American
steamer Cleveland will make two
cruises around the world, sailing
from New York on November 1,
eastward for San Francisco, and returning
from San Francisco westward
to New York.
From all of which, together with
the regular steamer traffic, Hawaii
may count upon a record year of
tourist visitation. Honolulu should
see that nothing be lacking to make
all-comers rejoice that they came
and resolve to come again. Bulletin.
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The tableaux representing the
"Coming of the Magi to Bethlehem,"
given on Friday evening in
St. Clement's parish house, were
considered by many who saw them
to be the most beautiful living pictures
ever shown in Honolulu. The
first three scenes, viz : the wise men
crossing the desert, the knocking at
the stable door and the adoration,
were motionless. The fourth had
action and singing, in presenting the
gifts, ending with a burst of alleluia.
The rocky stable with the
rough manger, a goat skin thrown
partly over the straw, the pure-faced
Madonna holding a perfect
Christ-child, the eastern sages in
picturesque costume with their rich
gifts, the glittering star in the dark
night sky, and over all the perfectly
managed lighting, combined to
make a picture that will not be forgotten.
The actors Miss Pilgrim E.
Newcomb, Mr. Blackman and Mr.