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HONOLULU TIMES Boston Building, Boom 203 ANNffl M. PRESCOTT, Editor and Proprietor. JANUARY, 1911 The night was perfect and quite cool. December 14. The Rev. Dr. Scudder renewed his subscription, and for two years, today. He must think we shall live long times ! Secretary E. A. Mott-Smith will remain in Washington until December 22. December 16. As one lady remarked, this is "perfect Indian summer weather." But the Indians say, that summer lasts until the first snow flies. So it looks like we, in Honolulu, may have it for some time yet ! We are really having a sort of "special consignment," as shopkeepers say, in the way of weather. It is so very cool at night that it cannot seem to get very warm even at high noon. Superb and unique atmosphere are good terms for the same. We are certainly, one and all, on the best of terms with these daily times. Never were there better selling days than these for all the stores. If one has any sort of goods, cheap or costly, they will find buyers. It is a remarkable Christmas season, and calls forth remarks on every hand. Mr. Ford, for one, informs us today that he is "sold out" on the Mid-Pacific Magazine, for January. And, he seemed in the best of spirits (mentally, of course). We believe, too, it is a case (in his case) of grateful spirits a gratified spirit coming to one as a reward of hard work. That's our logic. As we have said, every place is taking on a beautiful, bountiful show of Christmas cheer, in color and light and brilliant and choice designs, in books, in art, in trinkets, toys, tapestries and in splendid goods of every make. THE HONOLULU TIMES (We may except the Iron Works and old-bottle shops.) The men and women and the lovely children are as charming to us on these days as are the shops; so many, many on the streets and in the stores. Whenever the Colonists help to make the crowd, we cannot tire of their rich color, for most of them have brilliant complexion; and, too, they always seem so happy over our goodly town and express their liking freely. "Never saw a rainbow exactly like that one." "This is a good kind of country, Frank." "What's that, now, growing over there?" (End of December Log.) s 5 5 THE MID-PACIFIC MAGAZINE. In "The Mid-Pacific Magazine," these Islands have a promotion publication that should be as valuable as it is attractive. The first number of the magazine has just appeared and fairly surpasses all the best that the friends of its publisher, Alexander Hume Ford, had expected. It is ahead of many of the monthly periodicals published in the larger mainland cities in appearance, in size, in illustrations and in the variety of interest of the articles produced. The fact that a publication of this nature can not only be written about Hawaii and the South Seas but actually published and distributed from the midpacific will be an eyeopener to the many on the mainland who persist in regarding Honolulu as the grass-hut center of a savage land, or, as more do, as a city of the type depicted in current literature of the tropics, where everyone takes a daily siesta, dines on breadfruit and quinine and relies on month-old New York papers for news of the day. The Mid-Pacific should help greatly in clearing up the many misconceptions Americans have of this portion of their own United States, while it should, as well, induce travel this way. (Yes, it will.) fcjt tjw iw W. A. Bowen's resignation as member and treasurer of the Promotion Committee was made public by the committee yesterday afternoon and Bertram von Damm was named to succeed him. FJ. IMPORTERS and 8 COMMISSION MERCHANTS (J fV tV Sugar Factors, Firo Insurance and Lloyd's Agents Tel. 1551. ESTABLISHED IN 1858 BISHOP & COMPANY, BANKERS Commercial and Travelers ' Letters of Credit issued on the Bank of California and The London Joint Stock Bank, Ltd., London. Correspondents for the American Express Company and Thos. Cook & Son. Interest allowed on term and Savings Bank Beposits. Tel. 1228. WOOD'S WEEKLY LETTER. By the mail to hand we received letters from 119 different cities throughout the United States, giving us the names and addresses of several hundred people who are more or less actively engaged in working up trips to different parts of the world, and while most of these have hitherto confined their operations to the Atlantic Coast and Europe, we shall expect to convert the majority to the belief that the Pacific has more of interest to offer, and hope that this special campaign may result in securing many additional workers for Hawaii, as well as for the Orient and the South Seas. j j j Mr. Thrum has sent a Christmas present of 25 handsomely bound books, choice reading, to the King's Daughters' Home. XW $ fc Several ladies are busily engaged in plans for a Midpacific Kirmess or fete in aid of Palama Settlement. This is to take place at the old fish market on the 18th of February, 1911, and will begin the week of good things to which the people of Honolulu and the tourists will be treated. iv Ov O Walter G. Smith will be one of Honolulu's New Year's presents.