Newspaper Page Text
"The White House, Washington,
"December 21, 1910.
"My Dear Sir: The President
has received your letter of December
19, enclosing one from
Col. J. W. Jones, of the Honolulu
Lodge of the Order of Elks,
asking him to press, a button to
open the Elks' Carnival in Honolulu
on February 21, 1911. If you
will make the necessary arrangements
with the telegraph companies,
the President will be very
glad to do this, provided he is in
Washington at that time. Will
you be good enough to let me
know at what hour you desire to
have the President touch the button?"
"Very truly yours,
"CHARLES D. NORTON,
"Secretary to the President.
"AUGUST HERMANN, ESQ.,
"Grand Exalted Ruler, Order of
Elks, Cincinnati, Ohio."
The Elks great carnival to be
held on the Alakea wharf on the
evenings of February 21 and 22,
will be given its start by the hand
of the President Taft himself who
at the psychological moment will
press a button in the White
House, in the national capital,
which will start an electric spark
thousands of miles over telegraph
and the Pacific cable and give the
signal in Honolulu for the merrymaking
For some weeks this honor has
been sought and diligent correspondence
has been forwarded
from here by the Elks lodge,
through the proper authorities at
Washington, with the final result
that President Taft has promised
to ignite the blaze of joyousness
for the local Elks.
J 5 J
January 11. "I will pave all
the downtown streets of Honolulu
in four months if given the
opportunity," said Joseph Gilman,
head of the Honolulu Bitulithic
Company, yesterday. "If we are
given the chance, and have deliveries
of rock on time and are
not hampered in any way, we can
put every one of the business
streets in the best of condition.
"Our company has demonstrated
that it can put down a
good pavement. Fort street at
least the block we put in has
never been in better shape."
THE HONOLULU TIMES
January 12. E. O. White is
now president of the Merchants'
Association by a solid vote of all
the directors present yesterday.
The support of the promotion
committee, morally and financially,
is urged by that Association.
This is one of the magnificent
winter days, with showers of fine
lace and sunshine alternating;
cool and comfortable.
We are reprinting Mr. Osborne's
article, and we count it
the best work of his ever-ready
It is an excellent descriptive
for the tourist.
jt & ji
The beauty and the skill of Mr.
Wores' work is that the paintings
will bear the very closest inspection,
like the greater Dutch pictures.
i5 to1 o
THE FLORAL PARADE.
Everything of vital interest to
the community should certainly
find expression in the Floral Parade;
and, what is of more importance
than the colleges and
schools? Every association, every
church and religious body, every
trade and occupation, we believe,
could bring its quota of utility
and beauty to enlarge and dignify
the Parade. It would, in
many instances, enlighten the
general concourse of people looking
The photographers and the
picture framers, the jewelers, the
carriagemakers and blacksmiths
and harnessmakers, the cafes and
restaurants, the curio stores, the
post office and customs, it seems
to us, could all find a place in the
V IV fV
With a public botanical garden
in Makiki Valley, with a splendid
park on Punchbowl, and a fine
hotel with roof gardens and observatory
near at hand, with extended
Rapid Transit accommodations
in many directions, even
almost to the Pali outlook, what
will not be said in praise of Honolulu
by the visitor.
Soon will be seen the Elks'
Carnival, the Kirmess and the
splendid Floral Parade, with its
many riders, its princesses,
autos and all the multitude of
college and of school, of trade and
handicraft. What a splendid and
instructive showing it will all be,
and what delight and enthusiasm
it will create among all the many
nationalities, each and everyone
trying to make beautiful the festive
day, far more beautiful than
ever known before. Surely this
is a praiseworthy ambition,
worthy of all commendation, to
make Honolulu's Floral Parade
compare favorably with any similar
outcome on the mainland. On
all sides is heard the wise desire
to that effect, and when so many
work in unison there is no such
thing as failure.
j js .s
January 17. "Yesterday some
of those who still have a soft spot
in their hearts for the old monarchy,
thought of the day and old
memories flashed through their
minds, but to the general public
the day was just as any other."
(We have always been one to
wish and to express the same:
that the Queen might have suitable
recognition for the crown
lands enough to make up in
some degree, the loss."
T. G. Thrum, the historian,
notes that the Bulletin in moving
to Alakea street is moving to the
section of the city where the first
newspaper of the city was started.
"The old Polynesian office
was in Alakea street," said Mr.
Thrum yesterday. "The printing
office was on the second floor of
a building that adjoins the premises
where Dr. Anderson's office
-is located. It was there that
started the Polynesian."
i& i2& 10
Hilo, January 16. A bunch of
local Shriners held an informal
meeting last Thursday noon for
the purpose of getting started
with the arrangements for the reception
and entertainment of the
great caravan of Shriners which
will come here from the Coast and
Honolulu next month.
The bunch will arrive in Hilo
on the Wilhelmina on the morning
of Thursday, February 23.
The bulk of the visiting flock will
be taken to the Volcano House
from the wharf, but no arrangements
have as yet been made as
to the method of transportation.
ov v O
It would be a thoughtless oversight
on my part if I should