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NOW FOR HONOLULU AND THE HULA-HULA SCENES THAT WILL GREET THE JACKIES OF T^"
A PICTURESQUE PAWPAW PLANTATION NEAR HONOLULU
WORKED BY JAPANESE LABORERS.
(From stenograph, copyright, lflOS, by Underwood & Undexwixid. New York.)
FLEET'S FIRST POET.
Plenty of Amusement for Jaekies
If the task of taking a fleet of battleships
around Cape Horn and delivering them in fight
ing trim at San Francisco, a distance of 13,800
miles, was a remarkable naval feat, the one in
volved in the return by way of Suez will be
doubly noteworthy. The voyage to the home
waters, which wiL be begun this week, will
cover almost exactly twice the distunce--2<>,749
mil>s, to be exact — ant] include stops at Hono
lulu, Auckland, Australian ports, Manila, Jap
anese and Chinese ports and the usual ports of
the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. When
Rear Admiral Sperry presents his fleet of bat
tleships f. r the review <-f President Roosevelt
•on Washington's Birtbdaj he will have to his
credit one of tin notable cruises of naval his
One of the attractions of a sailor's life is the
opportunity to :--• the world. In this respect
the sailors on the <i< it which sailed from Hamp
ton Roads last December, under the command
of Rear Admiral Evans, have been especially
fortunate. Befon their return they will have
seen a largt proportion ->f the chi< f ports of the
histoiical trade routes "f the world.
Theii lirst i» rt iift-T leaving San Francis=co
will be Honolulu, the modest city of forty thou
sand souls which has been described as the
"crossroads of the Pacific." It is expected that
the fls^t will enter tht crescent-shaped harbor
on Thursday, July It:.
The members of the crew off duty whrn the
fleet steams past Koko Point and rounds Dia
mond Head will be treated to a scene of sensu
ous charm. B< hind the < ity nestling at the
water's edge rir. sharply defined mountains of
volcanic origin. At the right the jagged outline
of Diamond Head stands out boldly and nakedly.
THE EXCITING SPORT OF SURF RIDING AT DIAMOND HEAD. NEAR HONOLULU.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SIMMY, JULY 5, 1908.
Soft clouds float across the sky, their shadows
floating as lightly over the languorous, tropical
landscape. *The very scene Is hospitable and
offers a welcome, and th-e temperature, rarely
rising above 75 or falling below (19 degrees, as
sures one, if there were any doubt about it, that
this mid-Pacific island of Oahu is one of the
paradises of the world.
As the vessels slowly steam along the narrow
but deep channel which gives entrance through
the coral reef to the crowded harbor the United
States flag will be seen floating from the public
buildings, furnishing an ocular evidence of the
hemispherical sway ol Uncle Sam.
The welcome of a people living where "every
prospect pleases "— and only a few of the streets
of Honolulu are below par— will be fully up to
the impression created by the scene. There will
be a cosmopolitan crowd on the pier to greet the
"jaekies," shouting "Aloha" ("I.*>ve to you") in
the musical tongue of the Kanakas. There will
be wreaths of flowers for throwing over the
heads of the Americans as they step on the i>ier.
It will be an offering of a music and flower low-
Ing people. In the crowd wil! be the full bodied
and plump faced natives, Americans, Chinese,
Japanese and Portuguese and mixtures of nearly
all of these races.
( toce on shore the pallors and th»-ir superiors
will have no difficulty in finding entertainment
for the week which the fleet will spend at Hono-
THE GREAT CRATER OF KILAUEA. HAWAII.
lulu, no matter what their tastes niaj*'
people of the capital of the Sandwich jM
preparing a programme for them. *
Honolulu Itself will not present so =^i
acteristics novel to American eyes —
the sailors may expect to f.:.i It Is k^
said that Honolulu in its physical
Illustration of what a New England c4l
cni!lumined by Imagination can da fcr-jr
The descendants of the missionaries
done m much that is worth while foe
ands insisted in erecting brick blocks m
interesting type of the average smaSAft
city among the palms of this semi- trowel
try. Under American domination 6a\ :
taken many progressive steps. The si
drawn by horses of which the inhabits
to complain have been replaced by tedfij
and one may reach almost ar.y elktil
neighborhood by their use. The sip'lr
English and the English language is \o:
chiefly used. it
One of the places to which many of £&J
will undoubtedly go will I ■ Tvalii
which Is reached by trolley. It is - &
this beach that the Hawaiian 3 tnM
exciting sport of surf riding. Ther* c?
haps, no people on earth more near!? if
oca than the Hawaiians. Surf ridis??
called th« national sport of the natlttfi.
Sandwich Islands. It Is almost the 3-V a)
LAVA FLOW AT MAl>.