HAWAII PAST AND ORESENT (Google eBook)

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1917
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Page 44 - President to be quite willing to declare, as the sense of the Government of the United States, that the Government of the Sandwich Islands ought to be respected; that no power ought either to take possession of the islands as a conquest, or for the purpose of colonization, and that no power ought to seek for any undue control over the existing Government, or any exclusive privileges or preferences in matters of commerce.
Page 45 - Hawaiian flag. The open space east of the town, where the restoration was made, was set aside as a public park and is called Thomas Square. It is interesting to note also that in a speech at a great meeting of thanksgiving and rejoicing in the afternoon the King used the words which were afterwards adopted as the national motto : " Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono," meaning "The life of the land is perpetuated by righteousness.
Page 219 - ... fiery surge," and flaming hillows. Fifty-one craters, of varied form and size, rose, like so many conical islands, from the surface of the burning lake. Twenty-two constantly emitted columns of grey smoke, or pyramids of brilliant flame, and...
Page 86 - the perfect security of the harbor, the excellence of its water, the perfect ease with which it can be made one of the finest places in the islands, all of which combine to make it a great consideration. While the harbor was clearing out, fortifications could be built, troops could be drilled, the forts might be garrisoned, government storehouses built. The amount of money to be expended will be but a feather in comparison with the almost incalculable amount of wealth that will result upon the completion...
Page 75 - States, there is no reason why it should not become one of the most attractive and best paying industries.
Page 219 - ... many craters, rose either round the edge or from the surface of the burning lake. Twentytwo constantly emitted columns of grey smoke, or pyramids of brilliant flame ; and several of these at the same time vomited from their ignited mouths streams of lava, which rolled in blazing torrents down their black indented sides into the boiling mass below.
Page 16 - The roaring of the furnaces and the crackling of the flames were the music of their dance and the red fiery o o 5o o a, as 60 o surge was the surf in which they played.
Page 31 - Fire and smoke issue from their mouths. They have openings in the sides of their bodies into which they thrust their hands, and draw out iron, beads, nails, and other treasures. Their speech is unintelligible.
Page 86 - Allow me to call your attention to the importance of Pearl Harbor," wrote the officer, "the perfect security of the harbor, the excellence of its water, the perfect ease with which it can be made one of the finest places in the islands, all of which combine to make it a great consideration. While the harbor was clearing out, fortifications could be built, troops could be drilled, the forts might be garrisoned, government storehouses built. The amount of money to be expended will be but a feather...
Page 33 - Cook named this new land the Sandwich Islands, in honour of his patron, the Earl of Sandwich...

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