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The Honolulu times. [volume] (Honolulu [Hawaii]) 1902-1911, January 01, 1911, Image 4

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Boston Building, Boom 203
Editor and Proprietor.
The night was perfect and quite
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.
(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
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.
(J fV tV
Sugar Factors, Firo Insurance and
Lloyd's Agents
Tel. 1551.
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.
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
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.

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