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lect to refer to the very pleasant
relations which exist between our
church and all other denominations,
particularly Central Union
Church. It would have been impossible
for us to have carried to
completion our church building
enterprise had it not been for the
generosity of our friends on the
opposite side of the street. We
owe a debt of gratitude, also, to
the general public of Hawaii,
whose citizens responded so kindly
to our solicitations for assistance.
Nowhere does brotherhood
count for so much in its higher
Christian forms and expressions
as in Hawaii.
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If we are ever thoughtless
enough, in our haste to extol Honolulu,
to quote somebody's fine
remarks bearing on the same, we
have no smallest thought of plagiarizing,
as we believe that the
little we insert of our own is generally
recognized, and could not
be mistaken for the work or
words of another 1
Editor Smith kindly said to us,
once, "Oh, you take anything that
suits you from the P. C. A." We
will see all is straight hereafter,
even if we change a caption. We
regretted extremely the lack of
those quotation marks, for it was
a superior show article on Honolulu.
We will now reprint the same.
The caption is our own, but
we do not know today where we
clipped it from.
A FINE HONOLULU.
"The early Hebrews looked
forward to a 'promised land,' a
better country, for they were
shepherds and herdsmen. Their
descendants, the early Christians,
hoped for a 'heavenly city,' for
city life had been achieved
through the centuries. The last
book of the Bible describes the
'New Jerusalem,' its houses, its
walls and its paved streets. This
better city became the ultimate
goal of a great religious movement.
"For centuries the usual interpretation
of the prophecy of the
better city was that it is in the
future world. And many people
loosened their hold on the affairs
of this world that they might
grasp more certainly the things
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Sunday, January 22.
Not February 22! Not Washington's
Birthday! But one and
all, for the rally and the glorious
birthday of the new Methodist
Church. Ah, my gracious! Was
it not a spirited, true-hearted, big-hearted
meet, when friends from
the, four quarters and the two
halves of the town, came pouring
down and in and around, like an
earnest southwest shower (hope
my "points" are O. K.)
Then did money, too, pour in,
like hail from the northeast on a
spring clay (right?).
Oh, yes, it is all right to help
a good neighbor (R. C., pitch in
and get a spire and tower next
shower), and a Methody at that.
'We like to see churches free of
all encumbrances and hindrances,
as to money and room. And now
can boast of both room
(rooms) and money. No deficit
this year. Three cheers for
Bishop Hughes, who did not re
fuse to count, even a single penny,
but warmly bagged it all and
wasn't bashful in the bagging.
Here's luck to you, Brother, in
your next financial finances.
And just here and now, we
would add, that the location of
the church edifice is of the finest
a splendid breathing area all
about not curtailed for a minute,
and a good slope for the rain
to escape, to run off, from the
basement. It is a grand site, and
perfect for sun and air. Now,
where do the chimes a big bell
("Ben") and a clock, put in?
Now, say; can you see? We do
hope the community will respond,
for the Elks and the Shriners, the
Kirmess and the Festival. We
don't seem to recall any other
good times just at this moment.
But we must not all expect for
one minute to see all those grand
shows, that will have cost before
the end, thousands of dollars and
thousands of hours of hard, earnest
toil; we must not expect, I
repeat, not to help with our purse
So, now, save your pennies for
an entrance to those prime events
"Lest we forget," and then
when these days shall loom up
in February, have our cash in
Can't crawl under the tent, you
know, or find room on the hills
(waterfront), as with Mr. Mars!
He declared, you know, that that
proposition (position) .marred his
income (mad, and he d d a big
dam, oh yes). We must not
cause anyone, to swore even a
little swore, to say no more.
So, save your cents for these
sensible sights, the Kirmess, etc.
After looking all over the
Methodist Church, we skooted
down the steps, meeting Mr. F.
W. Damon just going in.
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St. Clement's was crowded, and
the crowd of flowers on roof and
walls is now a sight to behold.
The music was beautiful, and
the sermon, an inspiration. Canon
Usborne told a true story, and the
telling has recalled one to our
mind, which we will first relate.
'We have been told that one of
our weak points in writing is in
being too brief. Well, here goes.
There was danger of a shipwreck;
all hope seemed gone; all
"awaiting death. "Pray for us,
THE HONOLULU TIMES
of the world to come with its
perfect city. But other men, sometimes
not calling themselves religious,
have been working and
planning for better cities in the
present world, willing to let the
heavenly city wait. More and
more, religious men have been
turning from the thought of the
city in another lift to the city in
this life, and finding that they
have gained in the power of their
"It is an important readjustment
of the relation of religion to life
that the new concrete movement
for better cities is becoming more
and more a religious movement,
that churches are recognizing it
as an entirely worthy aim for religion."
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"Ainahau, or more properly
speaking, Kaiulani Park, must
by the express terms of the late
Mr. Cleghorn's will, be maintained
as a 'tropical' park. Otherwise
the government cannot hold
it. But aside from that neither
Kapiolani Park, Kaiulani Park,
nor any other land which the government
controls in the vicinity
of Honolulu has the natural topographical
advantages that Makiki
THE METHODIST RALLY!