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in believing that the grandfather,
if it is left to him, has no such
rule of conduct and no sympathy
with such methods. The laxity
of his system may swing as far
in the other direction, but the
grandfather feels that if he is not
dealing with an actual angel he
is with a potential one.
A good rule for a grandfather
to pursue, particularly as he has
that dog-like affection and following
so characteeristic of a loving
grandchild, is to have his conversation,
not only of the purest
that goes without saying but
of the clearest and choicest, both
of thought and of language.
One ought not to too greatly
minimize words or weaken
thoughts even with young children.
What is essential is to enlarge
the vocabulary, make it as
choice as possible and incidentally
to quicken his powers of observation.
To this end the telling
of stories in carefully phrased
language is more effective and
impressive than reading.
When one hears a child using
somewhat unusual words, but using
them correctly, the inference
at once is that he is in the habit
of listening to correct and choice
speech as well.
It is a delight for all to witness
the glisten of a child's eye and
the lighting up of his mobile
countenance when he feels, as he
is sure to do, that he has spoken
to the pleasure of others.
The kindling power of observation
never ceases to interest and
please. The grandfather in his
city walks, by country woodland
paths, by the seashore, and where
tree and flower are ever revealing
new beauties, finds his grandchildren
putting things together
in the way of reasoning, and
reaching new conclusions as his
own children never seem to have
done. These are an opening book
to him to which he is every ready
to contribute additional leaves.
To the grandfather there is left
the privilege of watching as from
a serene height the finer development
of that nature in which he
may feel he is trusted to have a
shaping hand. He may scatter
sunshine all along its pathway
and watch the rainbow of promise
arching the career of tlie
greatest gift to man the grandchild.
THE HONOLULU TIMES
Miss Lulu Law became the
bride of Wilfrid Alan Greenwell
last evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Bowen, Makiki,
the ceremony being performed by
Dr. Doremus Scudder of Central
Union Church, in the presence of
relatives and intimate friends.
The wedding was a very pretty
ceremony, the bride being attended
by Mrs. M. M. Graham
as matron of honor, and Miss
Amy Greenwell, sister of the
groom, as bridesmaid, the groom
being supported by his brother,
The bride was a picture in her
gown of white satin, orange
blossoms forming the only contrast,
and these caught the wedding
veil in the coiffure. The
bridesmaid was charming in pink,
her bouquet being of Marechal
Niel roses. The matron of honor
wore a pretty gown of blue. The
bride was given away by her
father, Robert Law. The house
was beautifully decorated in
white and green. Following the
ceremony and the congratulations,
supper was served on the
Among those who witnessed
the ceremony were Mrs. E. C.
Greenwell of Kona, mother of the
groom ; Lady Heron, Judge and
Mrs. Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. W.
A. Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Castle, Mrs. Scudder.
The bride is the daughter of
P,rofessor Law of the public
school service, and the groom is
one of the younger attorneys of
the bar association, having been
connected with the law offices of
Castle & Withington for several
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The Rev. John W. Wadman,
November 22, united in marriage
Adolph Wolff and Nettie Merrill
Crane, at the home of J. D.
Boyd on the Palolo road,
The bridegroom is a member
of the Hawaiian Gazette Co.'s
staff, and the bride the sister of
Charles S. Crane, the company's
Although Miss Clara Barton,
the founder of the Red Cross Society
in the United States, is 91,
she still takes personal charge of
one of the branches of the society.
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For the material blessings of
the past year; for the freedom of
the Islands from suffering, sickness,
disaster or more than isolated
cases of sorrow; for continued
growth; for peace and
happiness, free from religious,
racial or industrial strife, and for
a promise of a future, bright and
glowing, Hawaii today may most
appropriately return grateful
thanks to the Giver of all things.
No community in the Union is
more entitled to be thankful than
we of Hawaii nei ; from no community
should more sincere and
more heartfelt utterances of
The past year has been one
without an event to mark it down
in history, and it has been well
said that: "Happy is that nation
that has no history." Evenly,
peacefully, prosperously the year
has passed and with great promise
the new year is opening up
before us. Wealth has been
poured into our lap; health has
been our portion ; nature has been
kind, and neither storm, earthquake,
drought nor flood has
marred the passing months.
Truly have we been blessed,
and true should be our acknowledgement
thereof. P. C. A.
WOOD'S WEEKLY REPORT.
The influx of homeseekers is
commencing somewhat early this
year. The different trust companies
and real estate agents state
that there is an urgent demand
for modern furnished and unfurnished
cottages. Following the
holidays, the arrivals will increase
rapidly, the prospect favoring
the largest number of visitors
to Hawaii during next February,
March and April that we
have ever seen.
A Californian who was here
last winter and is familiar with
the Summer Tent Cities at Santa
Cruz and Coronado, writes that
just as soon as he js able to close
out his interests on the Coast,