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The Star
Sydney, 6 January 1910, page 2.

Jottings from the surf beaches.
Dangerous surf shooting.
(By C.S.C.)
Shooting the breakers is a most fascinating sport, but there arc times when it is exceedingly dangerous, nnd steps should be taken to regulate the practise.
Sundays  and holidays especially are days upon which this exciting pleasure should be restricted.
At times there are thousands in the surf, including ladies and small children, who are continually knocked about and seared by the "surf shooter," who, rising on a huge wave some hundred yards out, "shoots" among them with lightning speed, carrying all before him.
There is plenty of room for the expert "shooter" to indulge his fancies without crowding in among the general body of bathers.
For every one surfite. capable of shooting the waves there are twenty who cannot, and it is a most dangerous .practice to he carried by the rollers with head down among a lot of helpless bathers.
Only on Monday a gentleman came into violent collision with another bather in this manner, with the result that his head was badly lacerated, and had to have several stitches inserted.
This happened at Freshwater Beach.

1910 'SPORT AND PASTIME.', The Star (Sydney, NSW : 1909 - 1910), 6 January, p. 2. (LATEST EDITION), viewed 10 Dec 2016,

Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, January 7, 1910, page 1.

Brings Many Ideas
Interests of Promotion In Hawaii.

Alexander Hume Ford has arrived.
Mr. Ford Hume in on the Alameda this morning, absolutely unchanged as regards his enthusiasm for beautiful Hawaii and the great opportunities.
Having relieved himself of the chronic sunburn that came from hours on the beach at the Outrigger Club, he gives the impression of having grown good looking, but he promises to wipe out that idea.
Just as soon as it is possible for him to get to the beach and into his old bathlng suit.

New propositions galore are bulging from Mr. Ford's two heavy grlps.
One of them is a big banana proposition that involves the possibility of fruit steamships being put on the run to Honolulu by the Southern Steamship, and Development Company and the Southern Banana company that handles the banana trade centering about Texas and Mexico and Central America.
"Should these people come here," says Ford, "they will pay cash for the bananas on the dock."

Since leaving the islands Ford has been writing of them in magazines and getting queries from all kinds of people with all kinds of money.
He believes that he will get Mr. Clark of the Clark's tours as a ualAant nf 1 Tsinnlnlti ulv mntttha in the year.
Clark tells Ford that it to the in at a ninl stirrrtiitwt f ntru nrn and surroundings are one-half what he claims for them, he can't think of living anywhere else on earth.
Recently magazine work has taken Ford to Mexico.
A short time ago he signed a contract with Hampton's Magazine to write a series of articles on immigration.
This series has entailed an investigation that has taken him three times around the United States.
And Ford admits he is tired.
But there isn't time in one morning for Alexander Hume Ford to tell ...

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... all the things he has done, moving in the usual rate and under the influence of the lively surroundings of the great metropolis.
The principal thought is that Ford has lost none of his enthusiasm for Honolulu, and the Outrigger Club of today won't be seen for dust when he gets to work on some of the plans he intends to carry out in thefuture.

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Evening Bulletin
Honolulu, January 8, 1910, page 7.

Outrigger Club Notes And News

The Outrigger Club will begin work next week on its new big bath house, and the work will be rushed to completion.
Several informal meetings were held on the grounds yesterday afternoon and today.
Officers and members of the club discussed plans for the coming Clark cruise regattas, and It was decided to limit the
events to five, making the surfboarding and surfboating the big events for which the cups will be given.
There will be probably one six-paddle race, a sailing-canoe race, and a four-paddle race.
The native crews of Kalihl will be invited to participate and the grass houses placed at their disposal and plenty of poi provided.
The Clark cruisers will be treated to real Hawaiian sports and real Inhabited Hawaiian village.
Captain Kenneth Brown is engineering a social chowder for club members only, to be held In the lagoon lanni next Saturday.
Ths tickets are to be placed at 25 cents each, and It Is hoped that all the members of the club will be present to become better acquainted and discuss among themselves and suggest plans tor the improvement of the club.

The annual election is soon due. and It Is hoped that a club spirit will be aroused that will result In the placing in office of a lively, hustling board of directors..
With the construction of the new bathhouse, an energetic collector will be appointed to go around with the 1910 cards of membership in the Outrigger Club.
It is intended to have the ladles take a larger part In the club work.
The members are waking up to the fact that the auxiliary Is the best part of the club.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, January 12, 1910, page 4.
Alexander Hume Ford is not Hailey's comet.
He is merely one of those live wires that keeps going some.

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The Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday 13 January 1910 page 10.


Mr Walter H. Biddell the well known surf enthusiast of Bronte was in Honolulu last month and there lectured on lifesaving methods and excited the Hawaiians' keen interest in the work in particular what their local press described as "finished exhibitions of the noble art of lifesaving."
Honolulu has a population of 45,000 and is the home of surf bathing, which its tropical climate renders popular all year round.
Shooting the breakers in outrigger canoes and riding the rollers on surf board, about 10ft long there provides exhilarating sport, with occasional drowning accidents.
Large numbers assembled to witness the Sydney lifesaver's public demonstration which General Soper, Dr. Ramus (?), the U.S. Government Medical Officer, and others induced Mr Biddell to give.
The display corrected the mistaken idea that the R.L.S.S. methods of rescue and release were applicable only to smooth water conditions.
The great pains taken to demonstrate their effectiveness under all conditions evoked hearty appreciation.
Various movements were explained immediately before the instructor entered the water, and shown under most difficult circumstances in the water.
Dr. Ramus, who acted the part of a drowning subject, responded vigorously to the rescuer's direction that he should endeavour to break away, and in every way try to foil the rescuer's efforts, so that the methods might be severely tried.
They were proved effective, however, and the doctor was expeditiously landed and promptly resuscitated by the new shafer method, then introduced for the first time at Honolulu.
The Honolulu press made life saving the leading topic during Mr Biddell's visit with the result that widespread interest in the work of the work of the Royal Life-saving Society was aroused.
Dr. Ramus formed a large class of candidates anxious to learn the society's methods, and many Hawaiian surf bathers are now the better prepared for emergencies.

The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, January 13, 1910, page 1.


The Outrigger Club is to have a glass-bottomed canoe for use on the reefs.
The recently returned president of the organization has the canoe and the plans, and work will be rushed forward so that if any very remarkable marine gardens are discovered near Waikiki in time they will be shown for the benefit of the Clark cruisers.
The president of the Outrigger Club acted as a commltteee of one during his trip away from Hawaii and visited both Bermuda, in the Atlantic and Catalina Island off the coast of California, both of which places are famous for their marine gardens and glass-bottomed boats.
At Catalina George Freeth stated that he knew submarine gardens near Castle point that surpassed those of the California coast.
If this is true, and the Outrigger Club means to investigate, an entirely new tourist Industry may be built up here.

From Bermuda a commodious steamer goes out to the reefs daily, towing sometimes as many as a dozen spacious glass-bottomed boats and tens of thousands of dollars are earned annually by these boats.
The Pacific marine gardens are infinitely more beautiful than those of the Atlantic.

All about Fiji and the New Hebrides there are miles upon miles of submarine coral forests of many hues, in which swarm gorgeous fish of every kind and description.
At Catalina there are wonderful gold colored flsh, that are protected by law.
Off Waikiki there are places where the natives feed the flsh regularly and sometimes catch them, but the most important fact is that flsh will congregate where they are fed and protected.

If the Outrigger club boys find an attractive marine garden the legislature will be appealed to set it aside as a public park.
The advantage of the glass-bottomed boat is that several people at a time may enjoy the novelty of looking down at the bed of the sea and all between.
Fish may be seen swimming over the coral, and where there is a marine growth, the effect is indescribable, for the glass makes
everything visible.
It would be possible to see fish sixty feet below the glass bottom off the reefs of Waikiki, and as these appear magnified, they would seem to stand out boldly.

The results of the search of the Outrigger Club for submarine gardens in Hawaiian waters will be watched with interest.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, January 13, 1910, page 7.

Aquatic Sports Are Being Arranged

Now that A H. F. has refurned to Honolulu, the Outrigger Club and I '
fart, all the unattached surfboard and canoe enthusiasts, are getting busy with their stunts.
A. H. F. stands for Alexander Hume Ford, us everyone knows, and he is feeling just as much at home as he did a couple of years ago when he first tackled the surf board abt.
Outside of Freeth. there were no surfboard experts till Ford started the crase.
Now all sizes and descriptions of boys can come flying in on their boards on their feet or heads as they feel inclined.
Girls also have mastered the art, but most of them are content with keeping their pedal extremities on the supporting board.
The Outrigger Club will soon be provided with a fine bathing house and the members will then be able to dress in comfort and have plenty of room.
Work will be started on the building in the near future, and the energetic Ford will be seen to be on hand to watch the "dirt fly."
By the time the Clark bunch of tourists arrive, the program of aquatic sports that is being arranged for their edification will be all made up, and the visitors will see some stunts that they have not seen in any of their travels so far.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, January 15, 1910, page 9.
Alexander Hume Ford and Alfred Finley Thayer would make a splendid team ; but, alas, Thayer's gone to Manila and Ford's still here.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, January 17, 1910, page 6.
Outrigger Club Going Full Blast

On Saturday the Outrigger Club's chowder, which was held at the club house, turned out to be a great success, notwithstanding the bad weather.
Some fifty members sat down to the feast, and everything edible disappeared in short order.
Tables were set up in the dancing lanai and a sail was hung to keep the wind and rain from coming in at one end.

Kenneth Brown was in charge of things, and he certainly had a fine spread tor the members.
Alexander Hume Ford was in evidence, and he made a few remarks that were much appreciated by the surfboard enthusiast.
Brown also had something to say and he told of how the club was booming.
The new bathhouse is rapidly assuming the look of a fine building, and the floor is laid already.
Within a few days the Outrigger Club will have a splendid place to which to prepare to swim, and afterwards to have a shower in.

Next Sunday the competitions for the Clark cups will take place, and a large number of entries are expected for the different events.
All kinds of surfboard stunts will be performed, and the canoes will also be out on the job.
Cups will be given to the boys who bring their canoe in the furthest on a wave, and for the surf boards there will also be cups donated, for trick-surfing on the planks.
Some of the boys are experts at coming in standing on their heads, and in some cases two individuals mount the same board and come in together.

On Saturday, February 12, the canoe races and general regatta will take place, as well as a repetition of the surfing contests.
The big hundred-dollar silver cups will be contested for, and the winners can hold them for a year.
The cups must be won three times before they become the property of any boy or man.
All members wishing to enter for the different events are requested to do so at once.
Someone can be found at the clubhouse, every afternoon to take entries, and it would be well for those who contemplate going in for the events to signify their intention as soon as possible.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, January 17, 1910, page 6.


The chowder at the headquarters of the Outrigger Club Saturday night was a success in every way and will be long remembered by all those in attendance.
Despite the fact that the weather was bad, about fifty persons enjoyed the function.
The Outrigger Club's home was brilliantly decked for the occasion.
Following the first sections of the spread, speeches were made by Alexander Hume Ford, the surf board enthusiast; Mr. Scudder, Kenneth Brown and others.
The remarks and the applause with which they were greeted showed plainly the enthusiasm existing within the club, and suggested a most prosperous future for the organization.
Improvements in the accommodations at the club's headquarters are now under way.
A new bathhouse is being put in among other conveniences.

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Evening News.
Sydney, Monday 17 January 1910, page 1.

Leslie White, 25, residing at 636 Crown-street, city; collided with another young man in the surf at Coogee on Sunday, and was rendered unconscious.
He was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, suffering from internal injuries.

1910 'BREVITIES.', Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), 17 January, p. 1, viewed 15 August, 2013,

The Hawaiian Star, January 19, 1910, page 6.
Entries for the surf-board events at Waikiki beach Sunday afternoon are being received by Harry Steiner, Kenneth Brown and C. Hustace.
All persons wishing to participate should notify the committee at once as the time is getting shorter every day.
Up to date about twenty entries have been received.
This is a fair start, but it is hoped that there will be many more.
The Cleveland tourists are looking forward to the surfing events as a leading feature of the local program for their entertainment.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, January 21, 1910, page 5.
W. W. Dimond & Co., Ltd., received a letter from Dresden, Germany, addressed to "Honolulu. Hawai, Australien."
The Hawaii Promotion Committee might do well to send a copy of the Honolulu directory to the Dresden chamber of commerce with a note stating that Australia is several doors south and Honolulans the French Ispcau do not.
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The Hawaiian Star
Honolulu, January 22, 1910, page 6.


The Healani oarsmen were down yesterday afternoon for practice and  will have n tryout again this afternoon.
Some of the Myrtle men wilI be down this afternoon also, but will likely not  have any crew work.
The Healanis
  are straightenlng out gradually to the  big task of getting in training, and It  will probably be a week or more
before results show.
The Myrtie crews will begin training  Monday afternoon.
Work this after
noon will be voluntary and tomorrow afternoon there will be nothing doing on account of the surfing events at
But Monday the start will
be made with a whoop and will be kept up with all energy until the day of the races.
The crews to start in Monday are junior shell, freshmen pair oar and the "strawberry" crew.
For tomorrow it is planned that everybody go to Waikiki.
All the surf
ers will be there and the oarsmen will go to look at them.
The kids with
their small yachts will sall out to Waikiki, and come in to the beach at the Moana Hotel, where they will have
a fine view of the surfing events.

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Honolulu, January 23, 1910, page 1.

Outrigger Club Sports.

In the afternoon the Outrigger Club will give an aquatic exhibition ar Waikiki beach, aid it is expected that most of the CI" elanders wll be present.
Although the sun is not up to an churches, built in 3 S4 of coral rock
carried by hand from the reef to the
site of the building, Oahu Young Peo
ple's I'nion: Mass meeting of the
Voting People's Societies of the city,
representing at least a doen different
members of the Scottish Thistle Club,
assembled at the W'averb-y Hall last
night, some echo of the election ex
citement of the Old Couutrv s
a line of two hundred dollar
It i- further state. 1 that for eve'-y
r a--eiiger landed at San Francisco or
aiiv ioa-r port, the fine of two luin- they w i
oied dollais will be imposed. Club.
This dispatch from the depaitment of The Chri-tian Endeavor societies will
coi crce and labor, as indicated in t lie meet Father Clark, founder of the
above v . reed vi. il ves' ill llo- i hri.tian Endeavor movement and all
1 1 . 1 1 . lai :in,l : -ire!i-s me-s'ie.' i.iinfiiill- ntiii'r olldoa Vorel's oil board
the information, was sent vesterdav wharf, when' leis will be placed upon ,
P. the tour manager aboard the olTen-i- theni.
h-.i ves-,d. which is due this morning. The Hawaiian band will be taken
The malter was presented at Wash- on'-ide the harbor aboard the tug ln-
ingto.. about the middle of December trepid. and will give the travelers a
crop in.
It did. It was all serene while the
assembled guests were singing "(iod
Save the King.'' even unto the third
standard since the bad weather began. stanza, and wime the chip menipers
vet it is expect,-,! that the exhibit ion j and their guests were toasting the
will lie of great interest. Surfboard ; President of the United States, but
..;.r,.,.r i.-m l... ...... ..f the features and I there was a division of opinion when
ail the young experts will be o-.i hand.
There will be canoe races and many
Dr. Clark Wires.
Pr. Francis Clark wireles-ed rn from
H,,. ! the Cleveland yesterday to VY. A. How-
en that he would be glad to spea.i m

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Honolulu, January 23, 1910, page 2.

Big Surtboards Will Bear Riders; Upon Waves at Waikiki Beach.

Aloha Cleveland Tourists
(Continued from page one.)
In Mark Twain's Day.
The present world-tour recalls Mark Twain in more ways than one, first of all Mark Twain went :abroad a few decades ago on a widely advertised visit to the Holy Land, the ship :i n t
cruise being in marked contract to the
pilgrims. not how to enable him to ratify the desire to travel through Solomon country.
For years Clark remained with a well-known tourist firm, jiainino, knowledge until lie knew Egypt
and the Holv Land from end to end.
In addition to the public rooms mentioned, there are also a gymnasium, equipped with Zander electrical apparatus, electric light baths, photographers' dark room, library, book stall and information bureau.
Throughout all sections light and ventilation have been provided according to the most advanced ideas.
The following will describe the size, construction and technical equipment of these vessels.
Their length is tiOS feet; beam, feet, and height from water-line to upper dock, 55 feet.
They are equipped
This afternoon the visitors from the Cleveland will have an opportunity to . witness the peculiarly Hawaiian sport of surf riding.
Out at Waikiki. where the long shelf of coral makes shoalwater and the big rollers of the Pacific come foaming in for nearly a mile
from the edge of the reef right up to
the shore, dozens of young athletes
will demonstrate the apparently ea-y,
but really very difuciiit art of stand
ing on a llat board and being carried
at- express tram speed on the slope of
a f nam i ouped wave.
Unfortunately the surf has Hot been
very regular of late. With the more
expert mlers the higher the wave and
the more the force with which it.
break:-, the better for the surfer. Hut
since Thur.-day the surf has shown .
signs of increasing and indications point- i
to a very passable surf this afternoon. I
Unless' one has tried it and has learn- j
ed how to manipulate the elusive board, j
it is imposs,ble to understand the " j AN EXPERT SURFBOARD RIDER.
ous exhilaration inai minis a sum .
when once the board, is started before
and ar last having saved a few thon
saiol iloiiais lie determined to test the ; Willi twmscrews. and power is supplied
I rii-c 111:1 c V- lit" tw -in, I iMto n t h -i t t.emil l.- tote ..t' ..iTiilrin.trt nvTi-inuidii -n.
ilatiai liner and earth-girdling feat j ...,, .'.,,,.1. tn t,; fi,,K- 1' ,, 1 ' ti,w i ..., ';,-;., ti ..' ,-.Lu '., nf
; ef t liousa mis. In 1 !.l he cliartered I about Hi knots. For the safety of the
;; steamship for a cruise to the Med iter- vessel and its passengers ail th.e latest
lanean. I'lark placed the educational ! appliances have been provided, includ
t'eature of :he oriental cruise before his! inr mi automatic livdraulic system fur
fellow Knights Templar, chartered a i dosing the water-tight doors separa:-
of the t'lark tourists. Tn the secona
place Mark Twain visited Hawaii
manv years ago, and the summing up
of his impressions will no doubt interest the Cleveland's globetrotters. He

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu January 24, 1910, page 7.

(Sports, by V. L. Stevenson.)
Smooth Sea Spoils Surfing Stunts

Out at Waikiki the Outrigger Club tried to do its best yesterday in the way of entertaining the Clark bunch of tourists.
Unfortunately; the surf was not good, and the high wind off shore kept the small waves that did start in, from amounting to much.

A tremendous crowd lined the beach from the Seaside Hotel to the Waikiki Inn.
The gathering was probably larger than has ever been seen on the beach before.

The crowd was very dense around the immediate vicinity of the Moana Hotel, and it was hard work to get anywhere near the bandstand, where Captain Berger and his musicians played all the afternoon.

All of Clark's excursionists appeared to take the greatest interest in the various shows that were pulled off, and much admiration was shown for the feats performed by Miss Pratt and her girl friends- Misses Ruth Soper and Coral Low.

There were many surfers out, and they did their best in the small surf.
The exhibition was a poor one except in some places where the surf did run high for a short distance.

The Clark cups were not competed for, as it would have been absurd to have any of the events run off in the slight surf that existed.
Some of the outrigger canoes went out and time after time tried to catch a wave.
Only in a couple of instances were there any long runs made.
The Kamehameha Aquatic Club turned out in force, and at the Outrigger clubhouse, gave exhibitions at poi-maklng and Hawaiian cooking that interested the visitors greatly.

Many of the Clark people went out in canoes, and had a try at surfing.
There was nothing much doing in that line; still, the tourists appeared to enjoy the fun of even a short run.
Dozens of others donned bathing suits and splashed into the water, and the way they stayed and refused to get out when their friends called them, was a tribute to the seductions of bathing at Waikiki.

Cameras were to be seen every where, and the number of films exposed must have been tremendous.
Bonine took moving pictures of the whole layout, and he must have got some really good ones.

After a weary wait it was seen that no surf events could be pulled off, and it was decided to have at least the surfboard paddling race.
The boys, to the number of fifteen, all stood on the beach with their surfboards alongside of them, and at a signal all dashed for the water and, throwing themselves on the boards, paddled away at their very best speed.

Zen (sic, Vincent) Genoves  won the paddling contest, and he certainly got through the water in great style.
The rest of the bunch were not far behind, and taking it altogether it was a good race.
The Clark bunch took the greatest interest in everything, and many were the remarks made on the beauty of the scene at Waikiki.
Some of the tourists remarked that they had seen outrigger canoes at Ceylon, but that the surfboard stunts here were wonderful.

When the return Clark excursion comes through Honolulu, the Clark cups will be competed for, and it is to be hoped that there is more surf than there was yesterday.
It was really hard luck that the waves were so small, as the visitors could not get any idea of what the sport is really like on a day when the big green waves come roaring in and, perched on the top are to be seen a dozen or so surfboard riders, who continue their wild career right up to the very beach.

Yesterday's exhibition of canoe and surfboard riding is not to be considered as the real thing.
There was no surf, and as soon as the town people got out to the beach they saw that there would be nothing doing.
There was a lot of delay in getting things started, but what was the use of hurrying- there was no chance of doing anythlng much, and soon the local people began to wend their way homeward.
All the members of the Outrigger Club did their best to get things going, and it was not their fault that the waves would not materialize.
Nearly all day the canoe and surfboard men hung around the clubhouse and prayed for the sea to get up and do things.
But there was no response, and quite a number of the canoes remained on the beach and were not even put into the water.

A fleet of small boats sailed around from the harbor to Waikiki, and amoung them were noticed the Viking, Ivy and Pearl.
The young yachtsmen handle their boats in good shape, and they presented a pretty sight as they slipped their moorings and sailed away for the harbor.

Two boys got up a poi fight at the clubhouse, and the way they covered each other with that delicacy made the visitors laugh more than was good for them.
The subsequent removal of the poi was a hard job, and the operation was also watched with great Interest by the malihinis.
To sum up the afternoon's fun, is to say that everything and everybody was ready for the show, but the waves would not come, and that spoiled the whole business.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, January 29, 1910, page 5.


The three Hawaiian fishermen supposed to have lost their lives last night off Waianae are safe in Honolulu harbor, having arrived this morning.
There were five in a party of fishermen who left Waianae at midnight, Thursday, for Honolulu, two in a whaleboat and three in locked canoes.
Those rowing the whaleboat lost track of tho men in the lashed canoes, and thought them lost, but today all are safe in the harbor, the canoes passing the whaleboat while the latter was looking for them.

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Daily Commercial News and Shipping List
Sydney,  31 January 1910, page 5.

 Expected at Sydney— Continued
Poltalloch, 4-m bq Evans 2139 Puget Snd ? Davies & Fehon To sail


1910 'Expected at Sydney.', Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954), 31 January, p. 5. , viewed 17 Nov 2016,

The Poltalloch was identified by Tommy Walker as the vessel on which he visited Hawaii in 1909 and purchased his first surfboard.
The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Honolulu, February 1, 1910, page 3.

Surf Is Better.
The ?r.rf has been better than it '
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M l..,., , . (alley tiie ear to i.nv T lie nuanii ..i.-i-
T-rc fcir.'. More nialihinis than
ar Varn'me to ride the e'.r.sive wave
ard !tiost i.f the surfboards are in ciu- . ilnring the atterno.m. i r.on i
tv jr.,0.1 cia -Biiiy Kougi. witi.jENNIS OFFICERS ELECTED
w'th all a! out the Paris trouble.
There has been talk of s,,.,ie basket
ball in trie M, A. A. latelv. It is very
.roliab!e that I ,ieiit ena n t I'hiltou. of
.'orf Shaffer, will get up a team to play
me icnms ,,. nas ciece,, ,. N;l,illM;i (;11:,rd. This will not
( erne, oil' until the ib'et has left, but
will be .a keen i'V. uf when it happens.
)N raw! rig and f erf v-hersepower ga-- j
l,eW-.w down to" Curtis II. face's STAM-'oKM CXI V KK'SITV. Jan.

th will find sn:ne mirf next tnne th.
x.'iirii.'iists prime, here and w d! maki
tl exhii.iitiiin worthy of Hawaii.

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Honolulu, February 1, 1910, SECOND SECTION, page 11.

Vancouver Newspaperman Makes Some Suggestions About Improvements.

By II. Ronald Keiivyn of the Vancouver Daily Province.

Might Improve Beach.

At Waikiki the beach does not come
up to our expectations. Jt has been
boomed as one of the world's best
athing beaches, but there has been
apparently little or no attempt to utilize
this asset, and the condition of the
beach does not tend to make the visitor
regard with admiration the methods of
the authorities. At Vancouver we have
in English Hay an example of how a
splendid bathing beach, Iree from
rocks, can be created bv active work
on the part of the park board. Koeks
and obstructions have been removed,
sand has been brought in where neces
sary, and the result is that Vancouver-
ites have a most delightful bathing
place. At Waikiki the visitor rushes
in where the resident fears to tread
and cuts his feet on coral. Why can
not the promotion committee, a body
which 1 understand is supposed to look
after these sort of things, expend some
of its funds in clearing at least a sec
tion of the beach of that coral? The
.Mnana and Seaside hotels would con
tribute to this work if the managements
are looking for tourist trade, and then
visitors could enjoy their swim without
hobbling with slow and painful steps
over coral patches. The situation of
Waikiki beach makes it a natural asset
which should have seen some remark
able improvements, and then there
would be no complaint from those who
have read in advert i.-iug pamphlets of
the glories of this bay.
Missed the Surfboards.
There is one more little matter, tri
lling perhaps, but which has been a
subject of comment from tourists. In
the advertising matter which tinds its
way to the mainland we are told of
the glories of surfing at Waikiki but
there are no surfboards to be obtained
at the beach. Jt the bathhouses pro
vided a dozen boards for the ne of
the customers the malihinis could bruise
t her rn.s until turtinT or-iers ana i uere
would be no murmurs. Hut when nue
is anxious to trv tin- iy. t s'irt rid
ing and can not g''t a board tin- .nh
nary individual J.esiiris to growl and the
matter is rest 1 1 v so small a hi tie
thought in this direction w.mld add
to the attractions of Waikiki.

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Honolulu, February 1, 1910, page 2.


Three of the finest fishermen on the islands, so far as can be learned up to the time of going to press, have lost their lives in comparatively . smooth water, somewhere between Waianae and Barber's Point.
Late on Thursday night, just before midnight, to be more exact, five left Waianae for Honolulu.
Two of them were in a whale- boat, rowing and three of them were in locked canoes.
Two outrigger canoes were lashed together, making a practically uncapsizable catamaran and a well-known expert fisherman of Lahaina.
loana and Moke, the two best of Mayor  rcrn's fish company experts, started to paddle the two canoes round the end of the island and into Honolulu harbor.

In the whale boat were Kalua and a man whose nickname is Opunui, a cousin of Joe Fern.
The latter rowed along peacefully enough until they got off Barber's point just before sunrise yesterday morning.
As the sun boomed up over the mountains they began to look round for the canoes.
They were nowhere in sight.
Paddling is slower than rowing over long distance and so the men in the whale boat thought that they would wait awhile.
They waited for nearly an hour and still saw no signs of their friends.
So they put back for Waianae.
They kept a sharp lookout on the way back but could not get a sight of any canoe.
They put into Waianae expecting that the canoes had returned, but there was no news there of their missing comrades.

A search party was organized right away and several boats and canoes started out to find the missing men.
But they all returned without result.
Each of the three men in the canoes was an expert swimmer and under ordinary conditions could easily have swum three or four miles to land, if the canoes had started to leak and swamped, but inquiry along the coast yesterday resulted in no news of the missing men.
Several theories have been advanced by kamaninas of the coast, but the one most in favor is that the canoes bumped together so hard in the swell, in spite of the lashings, that both of them opened up and swamped.
Then, when the three started to swim to shore, they were either overwhelmed by breakers, or attacked by sharks.

Poepoe, one of the missing men, is a well-known character in Hawaii.
He has fished off Lahaina for years and is looked on as the pastmaster expert in canoing and fishing.
There is still a possibility that the men have landed at some uninhabited spot, but no news of it has come to hand as yet and it is possible that their disappearance will remain one of those unsolved mysteries that arise everywhere where men go fishing in small boats.

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Poepoe may be the Poepoe who competed in the surfriding competition at Lahaina on Kamehameha Day in June 1877.

Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 1, 1910, page 7.

Moving Pictures Of Surf Rider:

Mons. Bonvillain , the representative of Pathe Freres, the famous Parisian motion picture concerrn has
been captured, by the Outrigger Club and will work with this organization, the members of which will aid him in every way to secure a series of island films, the club to have the use of these films for two weeks.
It goes without saying that M. Bonvillain will be on hand on Sunday, the 12th, at the Outrigger Club to secure good motion pictures of the Hawiians preparing the taro and pig for Governor Frear and Frank Clark.
He will also secure films of the canoe races and the surfing contests for the Clark cups.
M. Bonvillain  is particularly pleased with Outrigger grass houses for his background effects.
110,1 here for Hawaiian pictures.

Several of the Outrigger leaders have already volunteered their services to Pathe's man, whlle here as guides or assistants, as he needs them.
With the president of the club he visited yesterday morning the Kalulani School and was so impressed with the wonderful charm of the hundreds of children of all nationalities there, that he will take a series of motion pictures of the fire and flag drills.
The Outrigger boys are requested to aid M. Bonvillain, both ashore and float, to secure the pictures he desires.
They will have the use of these for a fortnight to project for the delectation of themselves and the friends of the club.

Clark Tourists Will Enjoy Surfing

Preparations are being made by the members of the Outrigger Club for the big surfing show they are going to give when the Cleveland tourists are here next week.
All the boys and girls are practising hard and many new stunts will be pulled off.
The Clark cups will be competed for, and as the surf shows every indication of being good, some fine exhibitions of surfboardlng should be given.
The new bathhouse Is a great acquisition, and alI ready the fifty lockers that were provided are all taken, and some of the new members have to go without a place to keep their clothes.
However, that difficulty will soon be remedied and additional lockers will be provided.
The club is shy of funds, but still there is no hesitation about going ahead with improvements, and it is planned to get money by giving chowders and shows of all kinds.
A. H. Ford is hard at work on the proposition of the Clark ...

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, February 2, 1910, page 6.


The surfing program to be offered at the next Cleveland party less than two weeks hence will be .far more elaborate than the one attempted for the crowd coming via the Orient.
The experiences of the former attempt taught the participants a number of things, and the next time they will be prepared for the real business.

Mr. Ford is in charge of the program and Is working it up in such way that it cannot be a failure.
He is being ably assisted by the members of the Outrigger Club, who are better .prepared than ever for a showy series of events.
As before, the contests will be for the Clark cups.
Other prizes will also be put up with a view to making the events the more exciting.
It is stated that Mons. Bonvillain, who is here representing Pathe Freres, the famous French motion picture company, is deeply interested in the subject of surfing and will take a number of films for display in foreign lands.
He will take pictures on ordinary occasions and also on the day of the special program for the Clevelanders.
The Outrigger Club will have the use ot these pictures for a while before they are taken away.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 3, 1910, page 7.

(Sports, by V. L. Stevenson.)
Outrigger Club Shows and Stunts

The Outrigger boys are getting ready for Frank Clark and his 750 cruisers.
There will be a great day on the 12th for both Clark and Pathe Freres of Paris.
The representative of the famous French motion-picture firm began yesterday his preliminary work or securing films of the big
event of the 12th.
With his motion machine M. Bonvillain caught a number of events about the grass houses at Waikiki.
He had the surf-boarders perform all their shore stunts and go through the preliminaries of starting out to sea.

K. O. Hall & Son will lend the Outrigger Club sufficient galvanized iron piping to erect a stand out in the big surf, and from this M. Bonvillain will take pictures in motion of the surfing contests for the Clark cups.
The stand will be kept In position until there is at least one monster surf running, when telephone messages will be sent around
town for the boys to hurry to the beach and get ready to go out on their boards.

Pathe Freres wishes a film of surfing that will go down to posterity as an historical document, and the Outrigger Club will help the good work along.

The story or surfboardlng was told yesterday before the films by three Outrigger youngsters Harold Hustace, Marston Campbell Jr. and "Duke."
There was a rush of the boys to get their boards from the grass houses, the rush to the beach and the swim out, and a dash out
ward by the Monna pier but at this juncture one or the youngsters renigged.
Master Harold Hustacehad been bewitched by a fair young wahine on the beach and would not part from her.
His arm which was injured by an auto some months ago began to pain fearfully, so much so that this splendid surfing expert will
probably have to act as judge of the surfing contest on the 12th instead of taking the leading part as the cup-winner.

Young Lionel Steiner was at last prevailed upon to don a suit of the same hue and build as that of the Hustace lad, and it is hoped that the continuity of the picture story will not be entirely broken.

The mauku boys will be given the next opportunity to show what they can do, and the girl members will also be asked to handle their canoes and boards before the fleeting film.

Kenneth Brown and his crew of Outrigger paddlers- that has never yet met defeat- will also appear before the film in practise.
All these films, as well as those of the Clark carnival, will be shown by the club to the friends of the Outriggerites.

M. Bonvillain is delighted with Honolulu, and his first roll of films showing the Outrigger boys will leave for Paris today, via the Makura and Vancouver.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 5, 1910, page 9.

More OutRigger Dope!

The Outrigger Club is getting in position to take a new lead in amateur canoeing and surfing sports.
She will have two of her own crews entered for the six-paddle races for the Clark cups next Saturday, and perhaps a third.
The club can always put three or more four-paddle canoes in an, event, and a dozen one paddle canoes.
Sailing canoes are to be built soon, and the club will be in a position to pull off eyery kind of Hawaiian water sport without going outside of its own membership for entries.

Bonvillain, the Pathe Freres man, is out daily with the Outrigger boys, getting motion pictures.
The new bathhouse is now completed and the second coat of paint drying.
There Is still a debt of $300 to be paid on the building, but as the members are coming forward to take the new lockers at $5 for five years, paid in advance into the building fund, it is quite probable that a few days may see the debt wiped out, and the club making other needed improvements.
A small bathhouse for the very little boys will be built immediately, and the ladies are constructing a rain-proof lanai under the big hau tree near the lagoon.
They will also enlarge their bathhouse.
Horomoto, the carpenter, and "Charley," the caretaker, are busy preparing the foundation for the Outrigger float in the Floral Parade.

Judge Dole was one of the interested spectators of the boys' stunts in the surf yesterday, and the French motion-picture man explained the intricacies of the Pathe machine to the ex-President of the Republic, demonstrating the ease of operation by taking a quick motion picture of two passing small boys in a canoe racing against a larger boy on a surfboard.
The boy on the board won.
This stunt repeated, by the way, and the three girls standing on boards in the surf, contesting for a Clark cup, will doubtless prove fascinating features of the water carnival in honor of the visitors next Saturday.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu February 9, 1910, page 6.


The Outrigger Club has completed its plans for the surfing stunts at Wakiki beach next Saturday afternoon, to be given for the pleasure of the tourists arriving that day per the Cleveland.
A canoe race program will precede the surfing feature.
A feature of the day, aside from the water specialties, will be a luau for some of the visitors at the Outrigger Club.
Arrangements for this are only partially under way.
It is also planned to erect a platform in the surf from which M. Bouvillain will take films for a moving picture reproduction of the races, etc.
Last time the tide refused to work properly and the program out at the beach was much of a failure.
According to the man in charge of the tides, however, everything will be all right this time.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 10, 1910, page 7.
Alfred Rogers of San Francisco has had vatrwirdeft Jwr.tusWB-o "btntk
Wrid. two of shellpara placed with
mm, ana ly is expcfctea mat uerore
long the articles wilt be in use at the club.
The race with the Healanis on February 20 is being worked up in good style, and there is every prospect of a fine day's sport, on the water.
The Healani boys are hard at work, and they are also getting ready for their heavyweight and lightweight race on next Sunday.
The winner, of that race will be hard to pick, as both crews will be much stronger, than, when last they met.

Outrigger Club Is Going Strong and  New House Is Almost Paid For - Annual Meeting; on Tuesday Next.

The Outrigger Club will give the Clark tourists a splendid time at Waikiki's Saturday afternoon regattas, luaus, surfing stunts and motion
Then it will turn its attention to real business.
At 1 o'clock on February  the annual meeting of the Outrigger Club will be held at the Commercial Club rooms, a large number being
constitution and bylaws will be adopted and the officers for the coming year elected.
Much thought has been given by the club members as to the makeup of the new board, Messrs. Kenneth at Aala Park Brown, Harry Steiner and Curtis Husiace, all of Waikiki, made the first slate of directors, which has been accepted by the nominating committee with no further change
than the substitution of one or two names in place of those declining to run for office, and in naming a house committee.
The nominating committee is made up of Richard it. Trent, J. R. Gait, W. W. Hall, C. D. Wright and A. Meyers, all active club workers and helpers.
The following is the completed slate made up by the nomination committee:
Trustees: J. R. Gait, J. L. Cooke, H. Macfarlane.
Officers President, Sanford H. Dole;  first vice-president, A. H. Ford; second vice-president, E. T. Simpson; secretary, O. M. Tuttle; treasurer,  T. P. Waterhouse; auditor, Ralph Lyon.
Captain of crews Kenneth Brown.
House Committee A. H. Ford, Major W. F. Hart, Fred Lamb, C. D. Wright, Ed. Dekum.
Ten of the twenty-two juniors under sixteen years of age are represented by a father on the proposed board of directors.
The dozen army members are represented on the house committee by Major Hart, and the eight Waikiki members by Kenneth Brown, as captain, while the nine members from Punaliou College, three of whom are Waikiki boys, are represented by the club collector, Alfred Young.
The other proposed officers represent the adult members scattered about town who make the club a possibility by the payment of their dues and liberal subscriptions from time to time.
The club is now in a nourishing condition.
The new bath house has been completed at a cost of $800.
To this fund the Ladles' Auxiliary was the largest single contributor,
Its donation being $200, or one fourth of the total.
The winning crews of the Outrigger Club contributed a fund of ninety dollars, and the Bonine entertainment turned in one hundred and thirty-seven dollars more; while the ???
dollars to the fund, from club dues, and as much more has been raised from the sale of lockers fiive year-
Jnjtdvance to members willing to put up five dollars each.
Allan Herbert has also contributed fifty dollars to this fund, so that a very little more than one hundred dollars remains to be raised to clear the debt, and much of this is promised.

The big steel tripod, 24 feet high, will be erected this afternoon on the reef, and from the platform above the waves M. Bonvillain will take his motion pictures of the surfing contest on Saturday.
The Moana Hotel will put up a small platform upon the reef in front of its grounds, from which the pictures will be made of the canoe races, with the Moana and Outrigger buildings in the background.

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Honolulu, February 11, 1910, page 7.


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Big Show Assured for Tomorrow.

There was an exciting time in the surf last night when the two Outrigger crews attempted to launch and erect the big steel-tower that, planted in the surf, is to act as the stand from which Bonvillain makes his motion pictures of all the stunts that are to win the four Clark Cruise trophy cups.
First the twenty-four-foot steel frame had to be put together, then the immense tripod lifted by a dozen huskies and carried down to the beach, where it was balanced on the biggest canoe obtainable, twelve feet of steel hung over the water on either side of the big canoe.
It was dusk when the start was made, each man in the canoe with his hair parted in the middle and balancing like- a gymnast.
As the surf was reached the boys held their breath, watched the outrigger, ready to dive for it if the upset came and it did come at last, but at the right spot.
Right in the midst of the big breakers, where they are best, the canoe tilted before a wave, the outrigger went up in the air, and the three sprawling legs of the big tripod went down into the water.
There was a mighty splash and the steel frame, instead of standing upright like a well-behaved tripod, slipped sideways to the reef and then the work began.
Dusk became darkness, and still Kenneth Brown and his crew worked.
If you think it was all fun, ask Neut Peterson the mighty.
Neut is husky, but he had a touch of nervous premonition when he reached the beach late last night.
It is reported that Neut was sent down to the reef to lift the head of the big tripod on his shoulder and stand on coral like Atlas supporting the world until the other Hercules boys could get a grip.
Neut says it took a long time, and that standing in eight feet of water with a tripod on the shoulder is not a pastime that even an Outrigger boy can indulge in for any length of time without wanting to come up for a breath.
However, the stand is up now, and this afternoon Bonvillain will try it to see that everything is secure for the Clark stunts tomorrow.
Besides the surfboard stunts, for both boys and girls, there will be surfboating before the waves and a regatta.
The Kamehameha aquatic sports will come down from Kallbi with, their women crews of paddlers and their Hawaiian sailing canoes.
Not only that, but they will turn the Outrigger grounds into a real Hawaiian village, and luau, taro, fish in ti leaves, and a real pig for'the Clark
cruisers, will be on hand.
The Royal Hawaiian  Band will perform in the big lanai, and Governor Frear will present the Clark cups to the winners.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, February 11, 1910, page 6.
The big steel tripod, 24 feet high, from which motion pictures of the surfing contests tomorrow will be taken by M. Bonvillain has been set up, and a platform has been set up on the reef opposite the Moana hotel from which pictures will be taken of the canoe and other races, the pictures to be taken will show the hotels and beach in the back ground, together with the crowds at the various resorts.
The annual meeting of the Outrigger Club will be held at the Commercial Club next Tuesday evening, at which reports will be read and officers chosen for the ensuing year.
It is understood that the finances of the organization will be shown to be in good shape, a number of substantial contributions having been received to offset expenditures made and to be made.
The ?? may get the greatest possible good from publicity, your ??? must be attractive

The following is said to be the slate for new officers:
Trustees: J. R. Galt, J. P. Cooke, H. Macfarlane.
Regular Officers: , Sanford H. Dole, president;  A. H. Ford, first vice-president; E. T. Simpson, second vice-president; G. M. Tuttle, secretary; F. T. P. Waterhouse, treasurer; Ralph Lyon, auditor.
Captain of crews: Kenneth Brown.
House Committee: A. H. Ford, Major W. H. Hart, Fred Lamb, C. D. Wright, Ed. Dekum.

The arrangement of officers is such that memebers from different parts of the city, or different schools will have representation.
The army posts are represented by Major Hart.
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Honolulu, February 12, 1910, page 10.
??? an methods of cooking taro. pig and other delicacies.
The visitors will be able to see exactly how things are propared for a luau, and there is no doubt that they will be agreeably surprised if they get a taste of the various dishes.
Governor Frear, ex-president Dole and the officers of the Outrigger Club and Ladles' Auxiliary have been invited to welcome the Cleveland.
The oeonlo at the big lanai of the club, the ??
Moving pictures will be taken of the scene, and the different events will all be snapped by Patho Freres representative M. Bonvlllain.
The Hawaiian band will play during the afternoon at the Outrigger Club and, taking everything together, a most enjoyable time should be spent at the beach.
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Honolulu, February 12, 1910, page 12.
their efforts to provide entertainment to the visitors on the Cleveland, who have arrived in Honolulu, and whose stopover privilege will be limited, a form of entertainment, both unique and exhilarating.
The dexterlous manner In which the Club members handle a surf boat, or use the board to ride the waves, will be a revelation to those who have never seen, or experienced the sport,
one great feature win do the pictures taken on the platform erected on the reef for the placing of the moving picture machine, and as the surfers rush by, it will be a scene not soon forgotten.
Cups, will be awarded to the ones doing the best surfing stunts, to the girl, boy or man.
The Kamehameha Aquatic Club will send its women crews of paddlers; six paddling canoes and sailing canoes.
The Hawaiian men, wome and children of the Club will prepare poi, Hawaiian style, and a pig will be luaued, in honor of Frank Clark and Governor Frear, who will present the cups to the successful surfers.
Surely no more seemly entertainment could be offered to the globe-trotters who nros in search of amusement, and are encircling the world to find it.

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Honolulu, February 12, 1910, 2nd Section, page 12


The surfing program of the Outrigger Club at Waikiki this afternoon will start at 3 o'clock.
Following is the program complete:
Six paddle canoe race- From the Monna pier to Brown's and return, passing the Outrigger grounds twice, start and finish.

A race between a canoe and a surfboard.
Harold Hustace will race his surfboard before the full frontage of the Outrigger Club against any boy in a Hawaiian canoe.

A sailing race between a number of modern Hawaiian sailing canoes.
These will start out from the Outrigger beach and sail a mile to sea and come in coasting on the big waves, all sails spread.

A two paddle canoe race, over the regular course.
The women's canoe race.

A four paddle canoe race.

And then -
The surfing contests for the Clark cups.

There will be surfing of every kind on every kind of surfboard, and the handsomest of the Clark cups will be awarded to the most skilful surfers,
The judges will be Watson Ballentyne, Kenneth Winter and Guy Macfarlane.

There will be two crews of Outrigger boys in the great six paddle race.
The regular unconquered Outrigger crew, composed of K. Brown, Vincent Genovis, David Center, Edmund H. Melanphy, Wm. Cottrell and Harry Steiner, and the Strawberry crew, made up by Alfred Young, Eaton Magoon, Duke Paua, Elmer Evans, Kenneth Winter and Ted Cooper.

R. B. Rietow will act as starter for the races.

The swimming race between the teams of the Outrigger Club and the Diamond Heads will be participated in by the following:
Outriggers- Ben Vincent, Alfred Young, Cooper, Harry Steiner, Evans and "Rusty Brown, captain.
D. H. A. C.- D. Center, Glirdler, Duke, L. Cunha. C. Oss, and Archie Robertson, captain.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 14, 1910, page 4.


The chair was occupied by Mrs. F. M. Swnnzy.
The motion was put by Mrs. Simpson, and seconded by Mrs. Holloway, that the sum of $150 be spent in putting down a cement floor for their clubhouse at Waikiki.
Mrs. Swanzy was appointed chairman of a committee to look after this work.
The question was asked whether the club had sufficient funds on hand to meet this debt of additional expendliture, Mrs. L. McCandless stated that the club had ample funds at their disposal and that there would still be a good balance ??? of after this $150 had been expended.

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Honolulu, February 14, page 7.


ger Strawberries faced the starter.
When the pistol was fired, all three crews started off at a high rate of speed.
The Kama hit up a slightly higher rate of stroke than the others, but Brown's Outrigger boys
When they were here a few weeks
It mi tho fi..ka in th. nri,i 'certainly seeaied, that there was no surf to speak of.
Although it was impossible to
'Why, we wouldn't have another day like this in five years." was the remark drummed into the visitor's ears by Honolulu folk.
"Walt till the Cleveland returns from San Fancisco, and then you'll see what real surfing means." l
The greaiesi nieresi was snown
Well, the Cleveland returned on time, and it has to be admitted that the Pacific Ocean absolutely refused to roll a wave of any size at all on
to Walklkl Beach.
A calmer day could not be imagined, and the water was more like the Inner lagoon of some Pacific Island .than anything else.
Not a ripple .except those caused  by the racing canoes disturbed the pondlike surface of the ocean
And, to make things worse, the fresh .water stream that flows between the Moana and Seaside hotels had broken through its barriers of sand and had polluted the whole of Waikiki.

The,dUcoored waW'worrl'edHo-'fore. k . -
Honolulu-people even more than. the absence of surf.
The-mud carried sWfttl'ifor

later in front of the beach look like to have to
wui-uia na,uf B1B0 lur ynw 1 ,Bl.. iiuusu,p,"i
It was, a pretty race tip to the turn, when the Strawberries lost a lot of way.
From the turn back. to the finish it was nip and tuck between, the Kama and Brown's boys, but the latter won out by a small margin.. -Time, 4 min. 6 1-5 sec.
Brown's boys are all haoles, and they did remarkably good work in defeating the Kams.
It will be remembered that the white lads also won out in the canoe race held last Regatta Day,
The Clark cup goes to the Outrigger Club through their win on Saturday,
The four-naddle canoe race also went to the Outrigger regular crew
They won from the Kallhl Aquatic Club by one. canoe length.
The outrigger nrwnsrry crawwa biu
lling canoe race was a good

Punahou, was the first to cross the l
flnlflhlnir Una with n rnnnn nwnArl '
by Keola, second.
The-Plllkla, handled by Alex Smith, got third place.
All the surfboard experts of both sexes were on hand ready to perform, if there was any sign of a surf, but there was nothing doing in that line, worse luck.
A. H. Ford was much in evidence, and he did the best he could under the circumstances.
His suggestion that the tourists could see the real thing in surfing stunts at Bonine's show was availed of later in the evening by many of the Clevelanders.
Yes, it was a good job that Bonine had the real goods to deliver, or otherwise our visitors might have thought it was another case of "you
should have been here last week."

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Evening Bulletin
Honolulu, February 14, 1910, page 9.
Excursionist Manager and "Wife Join
- the, Outriggers ;Bridge'''tfnd
Breakwater io ne uuiii .at. umo
house."" -T ' ' " "' ',
Manager' Frank .Clark of the
Cleveland excursion party did a very
thoughtful and 'graceful act before
tho big steamer putted' out from Ho
nolulu. He hfid noticed', how the
Btrenm between tho Mana and Sea
side had 'broken through the sand
bank and discolored the ocean, and
lie at once offered to present, $100
to Vlco-Presldent, Ford of the Out
rigger Club- for a: bridge over "tho
creek. ' '
On betnc Informed that the. club
meant, to go' ahead at onco: arid' build
a cocoanui bridge, iur. vmriuasKeu
that he and his wife be allowed to
A congenial' party, the
liccnmu llfo members of the club, and
nt tho same time paid ISO each as
Thero will bo n meeting of the
members" of the Outrigger Club to
morrow at tho Commercial Club,
where, after lunch, tho election of
officers and reading of reports will
bo carried out.
Mnny Improvements aro .planned In
connection with the Outrigger Club.
A breakwater will be built nlo'ng-tho
stream near the lanal of the club.,Kuaol" ueieaiea uio rniani.i
house, and It Is also. Intended to
makn n wnlk alone thn henrli for
some distance.
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The Hawaiian Star
Honolulu, February 14, 1910, page 6.

The surf-riding section or the program at Waikiki Saturday afternoon
The nrrntn n fnlllira r V 1 n fr 4 n tllO flh
sence of a tide; but the other features were good and made up a first rate entertainment.
The weather was odeal
and a very large crowd turned out to witness the sports perhaps a half of the Cleveland's big party being among
the number.
M. Bonvillaln was dis
appointed in not getting a set ot surt-riding pictures, but he took a number showing other features, which will form interesting displays locally and abroad later on.
The Clark tourists arrived at the beach in special cars and straightaway began an inspection of the hotels and the aquarium, all of which were ot particular interest to the visitors.
The Malkal Fine, Mrs. Kaliu. took first honors in the paddle canoe race.
The Lanaklla, Mrs. Kipi. was a close second.
Another boat commanded by
Mrs. Helela was a bad third.
For the slx-paddle race tht entries were the Outriggers, Kamehameha Aquatic Club and Outrigger Strawberries.
As was expected by a great
many the Outriggers won, although they were crowded by the Kamenamehas.
Time, 4.05 1-5.
Crew of win
nlng boat K. Brown, captain; Vincent Genovla, David Center, Edward Melanphy .William Cottrell and Harry Steiner.
There were four entries for the sailing race, and the results were as .follows:
Kiokalanl, sailed by Punahou,
first; Noname, Keola, second; Kamehameha, Kewlki, third; Pllikia, Alex Smith, fourth.
The final boating event was the four paddle canoe race between the Outrigger regular crew and the Kallhl Aquatic Club.
This event was quite
close and exciting, the Outriggers win-

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The Sydney Morning Herald
Monday 14 February 1910 page 3.


Mdlle. De Dio and the Brothers Martine between them still give the best items in the Tivoli programme, the former by her illusion and the latter by their almost marvellous acrobatic feats.
A new attraction was however staged on Saturday- the Surf Nymph.
The lady uses the biograph to produce the illusion of the surf breaking on the shore but she herself appears in front of the sheet and by the aid of mechanical effects produces the effect to the beholders of actually sporting in the long rollers that come in.
Her gliding motion gives the idea of swimming, her momentary disappearances behind subsiduary screens at the physcological moments gave the illusion that she becomes covered by the waves, and her reappearances also as the psychological moments keep up the illusion.
The fault, however, was that the turn was altogether too short.
Miss Olga Grey with her mimicry; Miss Lillie Langtry with her songs; Happ Tom Parker and several others in the variety part of the entertainment keep up the interest to the end.

Evening bulletin
Honolulu, February 15, 1910, page 2.


There was a well attended meeting of tho Outrigger Club, at the Conimerclal club rooms at noon today and the election of officers took place.
followong were elected: Stanford B. Dole, president; A. H. Ford, first vice president; P. L. Weaver, second vlce president; F, T. P. Wnterhouse, treasurer, Ralph Lyon, auditor: G..H. Tuttle, secretary; "Rusty" Brown, captain.
The house committee was also elected, and the following gentlemen were  those voted Into ofllco:
 A. H. Ford,
chairman; Allan Herbert, Ej Dckum, C. Hustace and D. Center. , "
The rles and by-laws were read
and adopted, and a discussion as to allowing some of the Junior members to take money from tourists whom, they took put in the canoes, followed.
McCandless strongly objected to liny bucIi proposal and said that if that  sort of thing was to start the club might just as well disband as it, would soon develop into a money-making concern.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, February 16, 1910, page 6.
At the meeting of the Outrigger club held yesterday the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Judge S. B. Dole, president; Alexander Hume Ford, first vice president; Judge P. L. Weaver, second vice president; F. T. P. Waterhouse, treasurer; G. H. Tuttle, secretary; Ralph Lyons, auditor; Kenneth Brown, captain.
House committee A. H. Ford, chairman; Alan Herbert, Ed. Dekum, Charles Hustace and D. Center.
Reports read showed the club to be in a very satisfactory state in all particulars.
The rules and by-laws were read and adopted, but not until a proposal to allow the juniors to take money when offered for taking tourists out in canoes, was quashed.
A majority of the members desired that nothing like money making be allowed to creep in to the sports or plans of the organization.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 17, 1910, page 7.


For years to come amateur sports in Honolulu will probably have cause to speak respectfully of John A. McCandless, and the splendid stand he took for the cause at the Outrigger meeting.
Already the words of McCandless are bearing fruit down at  Waikiki, the tide is turning to sport  for sport's sake in the surf, the Hustace boys will never again take the tourist out, save as a courtesy, and, the Outrigger Club has no more valued and unobtrusive members than these Hustace boys.

There has been rebellion, tod on the part of some of the mauka boys  who have been learning to paddle and with the expectation of turning their accomplishment to profit.
They have  come out openly against the few who still vigorously hold out for paddling for profit.

There are perhaps in the Outrlgger Club a dozen or less boys who paddle for profits.
Some of these believe as firmly as does Mr. McCandless that the pay paddler should have no right to vote or hold office, as his interests must necessarily be biased when it comes to the management of an amateur canoe club.
The boys generally have come to see the danger Mr. McCandless so truthfully and graphically pointed out- that pay peddlers allowed to vote must necessarily form among themselves and fight for control, and until they did gain control there would be a constant run
nine fliht and dlssenslnn instead nfnno.
The peace and progress along the .lines on
fistic. which the club was organised.

They got John-AtfKJk'naliand; the ma-, the Seniors to. wltbis two points of
majority of the Outrigger members have sounded the note of Reform in amateur sports in Honolulu, they have been promised the support of other boating clubs that have had their troubles with the semi-professional cliques, and it is to be hoped that every true lover of' sports for health.and pleasure will help the new movement along.
Success to McCandless, clean sports, and the Outrigger Club.

Outrigger Notes. PEOPLE who likeVisitors Will First Tackle g' and ho,P'table Inn:

There is new life at the Outrigger Club, and, much of it is among the older members.
George Osborne was out in a canoe yesterday learning to steer.
A number' of the middle-aged members have begun coming down, and arrangements are being made to have all who wish to learn, taught to steer canoes through the breakers.
All the canoes, large and small, are now in commission, arid a dozen surfboards will be made by the club carpenter for members who have no boards, this nas been a crying need for a long time.
The boys, too, are getting busy, new canoe crews are being organised, and it is expected  that in the near future the club will have at least three races and frequent club contests held to determine which Is the best crew, hence the need of instructors in the art of steerlng- a monopoly once held at  Waiklkl, but now becoming the common property of the mauka boys as well.

The musical members are organizlng a double Instrumental quartet, and some interesting dance parties -
nn iha t.i- im.i ... in .s. m llovs will run
course, the half Jlt-the double' quartet will, dance while tho other half provides the music, and there will be regular turns about.
The new  house committee is also getting busy.
Ed Dekura has returned from a European tour with some valuable ideas  and Artist Hitchcock and the Rev. Osborne. whose fame as a landscape  artist has spread beyond Honolulu, will also aid with general hints as to plans, which Allan Herbert is adept in carrying out. .
Young, old and middle-aged men
In tho nyttrltrirar "!.. I. n-o nn.u nnrbi
Ing together In harmony;

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The Sunday Sun
Sydney, 20 February 1910, p. 6.


The third annual carnival if The North Steyne Club was held yesterday in the piuscncc of about 20,000 spectators.
During the afternoon collection boxes were taken round, £21 7s 7d being gathered in.
Miss L. Nash was most successful with £3 10s 5d.
Following are the results:—
Surf Shooting by Lady Surf Bathers.— Miss Lewis 1, Miss J. Sly 2.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 21, 1910, page 7.
The Columbia boys had a great tlme out at the Outrigger Club yesterday afternoon and they paddled about in canoes, swam and tried surf-board stunts to their heart's content.
The house committee entertained the boys well, and Harold Hustace was cheered for the invitation he had extended to the lads.

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The Sydney Morning Herald
Monday 21 February 1910, page 5.


The North Steyne Surf Club held its third annual carnival at Manly on Saturday afternoon before a large attendence in excellent weather.
The following were the results:-
Pyjama and Kimono Parade. - H. J. Farrell, 1; O. Blackwell, 2.
Egg and Spoon Race - A. J. Cohen (Bondi)
Cockfight - Coghill and Challis.
Alarm Reel Race - Maroubra (H. W. Baker, J. I. Duff, S. Brown, N. T. Lucas, N. Broyvn, F. J. Fitzgerald).
Sack Race. - Brown.
Tug-of-War - Little Coogee, 1; North Steyne, 2.
Surf-shooting by Lady Surf-shooters - Miss Lewis, 1; Miss J. Sly, 2.
Pillow Fight - Hind.
Surf Race - S. Wright.
During the afternoon collection boxes were handed round, with the result that  £21 7s 7d was gathered in, Mrs. L. Naan being the most successful collector with £3 16s 5d.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 25, 1910, page 7.
The Outrigger Club is booming along In style, and no less than 102 lockers are now available for members.
At least fifty more are required, and they will be provided in the near future
The grass house that was used in the Floral Parade is now fixed up at Waikiki as a boathouse for the girls, it comes in very handy for the fair-ones and they are delighted with it.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, February 26, 1910, page 3.


Dr T. W. Collins, recently of London, but now practising in Honolulu, has just issued a most interesting and instructive booklet, entitled "Sea Bathing in Hawaii."
The booklet is well illustrated and contains a number of very interesting chapters.
Not only is this book of value to the tourist and visitor but it is something that should be in every home, especially where there are children, for it tells how the waters ao waikiki are to be taken; just which bodily troubles they benefit most and how to accustom yourself by degrees to taking baths, hours in length, with only benefit derived therefrom.
Sun baths and sand baths are treated at length in a chapter and the final portion of the booklet is given over to a chapter on surf-riding by Alexander Hume Ford.
This chapter was published first as a special feature in the Fleet Edition of the Evening Bulletin.
It tells the malihini just how to handle the illusive board and would probably save the beginner several weeks of experimenting before he could ride on the bit of wood among the rollers.
Taken all together Dr. Collins' book is a valuable additon to the literature on Hawaii.
He gives his excuse for placing the book before the public the following preface:
"The fact that many people have failed to gain all the possible benefits from the unique sea bathing of these islands is due, in my opinion, to a want of information as to the best methods of taking sea baths.
This little book is an attempt to supply this want."

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Ford's article was first published by the Evening Bulletin on 27 July 1908.
Collin's booklet was first released in September 1908, by the Hawaiian Star press.

Evening Bulletin
Honolulu, February 28, 1910, page 7.


The Outrigger Club Is planning a
surfing contest for next Sunday, next.
If the waves are any good there should be some fine stunts pulled off at Waikiki.
The Clark cups will to compete
d for and they are well worth winning,

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, March 1, 1910, page 7.


Mon. Bonvillain, the representative of Pathe's manufactory of moving picture films, left today for Hawaii on a somewhat unusual and daring mission.
Although neither Mr. Jesse Buffum nor Joseph Buffum are mentioned in connection with the exploit, Mr. Bonvlllaln will not go unaccompanied.
With him went Alexander Hume Ford, arch promoter of surf riding exhibitions and other things for the good of Hawaii.

The two experts in their respective spheres plan no less than to take an elaborate series of moving pictures from a point very close to the edge of the lava of Kilauea.
Mr. Ford is certain that he will obtain pictures at the volcano of more far-reaching interest and important than any hitherto prepared in the islands.
Upon returning to Honolulu, Mr. Ford will perfect arrangements for a special surf riding exhibition for the beniflt of Mons. Bonvillain.
The program will be pulled on an afternoon when weather and sea are perfect.

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Daily Commercial News and Shipping List
Sydney, 1 March 1910, page 13.


Notification of the disposal of several more well-known British sailing vessels to foreign buyers has come to hand by the mail.
Among the vessels sold is the ship Scottish Minstrel, an iron vessel of 1511 tons net and 1572 tons gross register, and a one-time frequent visitor to Australian ports.
She was built by Richardson, Duck and Co. at Stockton, in 1877 and was secured by Italians for. £2150..
Another is the iron ship Desdemona, which- was built in 1875 by Messrs. W. H. Potter and Co., and is of 1406 tons net and.1564 tons gross register.
Foreign buyers offered £2000 for her and it is understood she will end her days as a. hulk.
The third to. change.owners was the steel four-masted barque Poltalloch, which was disposed of at Portland, O., by order of. the Court, and brought £3500 under the hammer.
It is also rumoured that the ship Riverdale has been sold, but the, report has not been confirmed.
These four vessels were in their day practically regular visitors to the Commonwealth, and are to be credited with some very fair sailing performances.

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The Poltalloch was identified by Tommy Walker as the vessel on which he visited Hawaii in 1909 and purchased his first surfboard.
This report confirms that the vessel was
a regular visitor(s) to the Commonwealth (Australia) up to this date.
The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, March 4, 1910, page 8.


The citizens of Holtville will have the opportunity in a few weeks of enjoying a rare treat in the moving picture show line, and at small cost.
A. J. McLeod, a brother of our resident contractor and builder, Geo.O. McLeod, who has resided in the Hawaiian Islands for many years, and nearly all the time in sight of the Hawaiian wonderful volcanoes, has secured at great expense a collection of moving and stereopticon pictures, showing true to life the lakes of molten lava surging against the walls of the crater like the breakers of angry sea dashing against the rocks.
This has been caught by the camera in all its different phrases, and as depicted in the pictures is awe-inspiring, as well as giving the spectator an idea of a real Dante Inferno, engaged in repairing breaks in the levees, as the mad, rushing river of lava rushes a gainst the walls of the main pit.

Mr. McLeod has about ten thousand feet of films, showing the industries, streets and water scene, and ports, including the famous surf board riding at Walkikl beach, Honolulu.
Also royal funeral processions, floral Shrlner parade in Honolulu, etc., the Atlantic fleet at Honolulu and the Settlement.

These pictures will never be put on the cheap moving picture show circuits as Mr. McLeod is arranging a series of illustrated lectures of the Islands, and will not visit small cities.
Mr. McLeod in visiting his brother here, will will give our citizens the advantage of seeing some high class moving pictures that otherwise we would never have an opportunity to see here.
Arrangements to secure the hall will be made, and Mr. McLeod will probably be here the first week In March direct from the islands, announcement of which will be made later.
- Holtville Tribune.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, March 15, 1910, page 5.


H. P. Wood, Mrs. Wood and Lloyd Childs, representing the Hawaii Promotion Committee will get away at u o'clock this evening for Atlantic City where they will open the Hawaiian bazaar on the board walk.
That part of the exhibit which must travel fast has been shipped by the Virginian and will be at the noted resort by time the Hawaiian party arrives.

Mr. Wood stated today.that he would proceed first to Los Angeles where he would consult with Mrs. Headlee regarding her departure from there for the north and the arrangement of new headquarters in Seattle.
Upon his return Mr. Wood will come via Vancouver and Seattle, and will then get some idea or the progress of the work up there.

At Los Angeles Mr. Wood will meet George Freeth, the Hawaiian swimming expert, and will take him to Atlantic City for the purpose of giving exhibitions in life saving.
Surf boards wll also be taken along and exhibitions in surf riding given.

Among the notable articles taken along with the exhibition is Hitchcock's famous, $2,000 painting or Kilauea.
This will be given a proper setting and will doubtless prove a great card.

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Evening News
Sydney, 15 March 1910, page 5.


At a meeting sf the Manly Surf Club's Carnival Committee, on Monday night, a letter was received from the Inspector-General ol police, stating that on the occasion of the third surf carnival held by the club next Saturday, mounted police would assist in regard to the procession through Manly; also, a number of constables would be present on the beach during the carnival.
It was announced that splendid entries had been received for all the events, including teams from Bellambi, Newcastle, Maroubra, Thlrroul, Cronulla, Litte Coogee, Coogee, Bondi. and North Steyne; also, many of the best swimmers had been entered, Including Cecil Healy, Alec Wickham, L. Solomons, Harold Baker, S. Wright, and Allan Wright.
The Manly Surf Club's crew will give a number of exhibitions of shooting the breakers in the surf boat, and, if a good sea Is running, these exhibitions will be worth going to see alone.
Also, a team of young ladles of the Manly Surf Club, who recently passed the examinations of the Royal Life Saving Society, will give an exhibition of life saving in the surf.
Messrs. Frank Bell, F. C. Williams, M'Eelvey, F. Notting; C. D. Bell, and J. Holland will give a display of surf shooting; and
the Misses Sly will emulate the sterner sex in this art. 

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The San Francisco Call.
San Francisco, March 18, 1910, page 3.


(Retuning to California, the Columbia Park Boys visit Ohau after travelling to Tahiti, Rarotonga, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.)
Honolulu we found different from any other place at which we touched, for although the natives were similar to the other islanders we had seen, they dressed and lived very much the same as we do.
About the greatest sport which we had here was riding the surf boards at Waikiki beach.
We did not have much success at it, but it was great sport in the breakers.

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The Sydney Morning Herald
Monday 21 March 1910, page 10.


Manly was en fete on Saturday's afternoon on the occasion of the third annual carnival of the Manly Surf Club.
In the morning people flocked down to The Village and early in the afternoon the accommodation of the ferry steamers was taxed to their utmost capacity.
An enormous crowd assembled at the scene of the carnival.
The whole affair was a great success from every point of view, the surf conditions were good and it was a beautifully fine day to spend by the sea.
Early in the morning parties took up positions on the hills overlooking the surf and picnicked there to be sure of their view point.
The proceedings commenced with a procession, which started from the pier.
Led by a body of mounted police, they marched through the Corso and several of the main streets before arriving at the beach.
There was a display supposed to represent the arrival of Lieutenant Shackleton and party at the South Pole and it included the party in costume, icebergs, walruses, seals, penguins and bears and the Pole itself.
The Amateur Fishermen's Assoclatlon had also an excellent displays, but Mr. Leslie Curnow won the group prize with a group representing the goddess of health surrounded by a number of little girls in bathing costumes lying about as though on the beach, in background being presented showing a picture of the sea and surf and sunrise.
There were other first-class groups representing the "Early Settlers' Camp" and "The Nark."
Several bands took part including the Manly Band and the Newtown Scottish Rifles Band who aftewards took up position on the beach and played some inspiring airs.
The life saving clubs also marched with their reels and life lines and created a noticeable impression on the thousands of spectators who cheered them heartily as they passed.
A large number of humorous characters were in evidence and the prize for the best sustained character was awarded to Mr George Bell (of the "Sydney Mail") who appeared as Professor David, a special prize being given to "Naughty Tottie", a young surf bather from Newcastle who appeared in a fashionable lady's costume.
The white creamy ponies and carriages of Manly took up the van of the procession and were occupied by Mr F. W. J. Donovan (president), Mr A. W. Relph (secretary) and the committee of the club.
Mr. A. E. P. Gurdon obtained the prize for the best decorated vehicle, a motor car which was handsomely decorated with flowers.

On arriving at the beach the competitions began.
The hills and beach were covered with a concourse of people, including some hundreds of invited guests who occupied seats in Mr. J. P. Wrights grounds overlooking the surf.
The competitions were contested with a keenness that is characteristic of the surf clubs and the interest of the spectators was aroused from start to finish, the events being run off without a moments delay ,sometimes two or more taking place at once.

Some excellent surf shooting was given by Messrs. Frank Bell, F. C. Williams, J. Holland and R. McKelvey and also by Misses Jessie and Agnes SIy and Miss Lewers.
The surf boat gave a number of exhibitions of shooting the breakers and was manned by Captain Stan Jones, A.A. Watson, Alf W. Bye, V. Rowlands and W.A. Kellam.
A spectacular event was the arrival of a raft from the sea manned by supposed survivors of a shipwreck.
As they came in on the surf, they were attacked by a band of cannibals from the beach and just in the nick of time were rescued bv a man-o-war crew in the surf boat.
There was much firing of guns and several of the niggers dropped as though shot.
The proceedings were -julie (?) realistic and the event brought forth rounds of cheers from the spectators.

During the afternoon a fine exhibition of life saving was given by a team of ladies.
The proceedings were carried out under the direction of Alderman F. W. T. Donovan and Mr. A. W. Relph.
Those managing the procession and displays were Mr. W. Tonge and Mr. G. Owens.
Others who helped considerably to make the carnival a success were Messrs. C. D. Pilcher, N. Ilcily, T. E. U. Smith and T. Gunning.
The ladies of Manly under Mrs. Sheridan's management made a collection and took up nearly  £40 ??
After pas ment of expenses it is intended to hand a third of the profit to the Manly Hospital and a third will be spent on life saving apparatus on the beach.
It Is expected that a profit of about £50 will result.

The results of the contests were as follows -
Alarm reel Race - Manly Surf Club 1, North Steyne Club 2, Maroubra Surf Club 3.
Wheelbarrow Race- Brown and Johnson (Coogee) 1.
Surf Race - Cecil Healy 1, S. S. Smith 2, S. Solomons 3.
Rescue and Resuscitation Competition- North Steyne 1, Bondi Surf-bathers 2, Cooeee Surf Brigade 3.
Pillow Fight- A. G. Mason (Manlv Surf Club) 1.
Cock Fight- Brown and Mendel (Coogee) 1.
Rescue and Resuscitation (Juniors) - Little Coogee- 1, Manly Surf Club 2, North Steyne 3.
Tug-of-War - Little Coogee
Boy Scout Race - F. Roberts.
In the evening Alderman Donovan entertained the Mayor of Newcastle (Mr. John Reid) and a number of officers of the Manly Surf Club at dinner at the Hotel Steyne.

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Los Angeles Herald.
Los Angeles, March 26, 1910, page 14

George Freeth Tendered Contract to Give Surf Board Exhibitions at Coney Island

George Freeth, well known athlete and swimmer, has received an offer to go to Coney Island to give exhibitions of surf-board riding during the summer.
Surf-board riding, one of the most thrilling sports of the Hawallans, was only recently introduced on the mainland by Freeth and others and the local man is considered one of the most expert riders in the country.
It is proposed to make use of this novel means to advertise the Hawaiian Islands to settlers.
Freeth is a native Hawaiian.
He was formerly head of the Venice life saving corps.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, March 26, 1910, page 12.

Chowder Party.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown gave an informal surprise and chowder party in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Breese, Captain and  Mrs. Matson, and their party.
About twenty guests were present.
The paily went surf riding about four o'clock in the afternoon.
The surf was excellent for the sport, and the visitors enjoyed the novelty of riding on the crest of the waves.
At 6.30 a delicious chowder was served to the guests, to which full justice was done, the swimming and surf riding giving the guests a splendid appetite
After supper bridge whist was indulged in.

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Honolulu,  April 7, 1910, page 3.


The illustrated articles on surfboard riding and published in St. Nicholas and in Collier's Weekly by Alexander Hume Ford are still attracting attention on the East.
Last summer a number of youngsters living along the Atlantic Coast attempted to build surfboards, using the pictures in the St. Nicholas article as models.
None of them, however, learned how to stand on the board.
Collier's Weekly has just forwarded the following letter sent to them to Ford for his reply.

Collier's Weekly, New York City: —
I was very much interested in your article entitled Riding the Surfboard, which came out in Collier's Weekly for August 14, 1909. During the past summer, we tried this sport to a very considerable extent, but did not meet with any great success, due to the fact that the boards did not have sufficient supporting ability to carry the weight of a man, except when reclining at full length on the  board.
Of course, in this case the body was more or less submerged and therefore buoyed up by the water.
I do out know whether this lack of success was due to the type of board used or the character of the surf on this coast.

Most of the boards used here were made of juniper - a very light wood - an inch and a half thick, eighteen to twenty inches wide, and from six to seven feet long,
These hoards would invariably stop and sink in every case where the passenger attempted to stand  upright, although the balance was frequently maintained.
The most successful effort to coming in erect, were by small boys under 100 pounds in weight.

The surf on this coast usually breaks within a hundred to a hundred and fifty yards of the shore, except in storms.
So far no one has been able to force a board out beyond the breakers in stormy weather.
A pier is now being erected which during the coming will enable us to obviate this difficulty, and if the waves here are sufficiently large, or the wave-speed sufficiently fast we should be able to do ail that can be done in other places.
If you can give me information o the following points, I will thank you very much:

What is the thickness and the weight of the usual Hawaiian surfboard?
Are these boards made perfectly straight on the bottom or do they curve up at the bow and sides?
Has anyone ever come in standing up in this country?
What is the average height and wave-speed in the Hawaiian Islands?
Are the waves there ridden at all before they break, if so, generally how far?
Has the experiment of launching these boards from a chute ever been tried?

Yours very truly, BURKE H. BRIDGERS

Ford is sending on for a juniper board, and is informing the Wilmington correspondent that the board is just right, although the Waikiki boys, now go in for boards two inches thick and eight feet long, pointed at the bow and tapering slightly to the stern. Anyone who has learned to ride and stand on a board at Waikiki can perform the same feat elsewhere, but Hawaii is the only place where rollers form and roll for a quarte of a mile without breaking.

Dr. V. E. Collins of London and Honolulu has published a book on "Sea-bathing in Hawaii."
In this he uses a chapter from the pen of Ford.

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J. Skipper Funderburg, July 6, 2014, with many thanks.

The Star
Sydney,14 April 1910, page 2.
(By C. & C.)
(This Column appears every Thursday.)
Messrs. T. Gunning and Bell, two prominent surfers at Manly, hare been practising with a surf-board during the past week.
The board, which was obtained from Honolulu, is fully 9ft. long and over 2ft. wide.
By its aid the Hawaiians make really wonderful displays in the surf.
The sea breaking over the coral ring, which encircles the island sends the surf in foaming rustics nearly a quarter of a mile to the beach.
Poised in all position on these boards - even standing - the natives are borne in  at express-speed to the beach.
The two Manly experimenters, though few would equal them in open shooting, are not adepts with the board, but hope later on to give some displays with it.

They state that with its aid shooting after a wave has broken is easy, and the pace is far greater than in ordinary shooting.
The pastime is therefore the more exhilarating.
It is, or course, only possible to use the board at unfrequented places along the beach, and the danger of its killing or maiming anyone who was in its path will prevent it being used more than for spectacular displays.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, April 15, 1910, page 5.


Much of the time of the promotion committee yesterday afternoon was taken up with discussion of the matter of entertainment for the Los Angeles party of tourists.
The offer of the Hau Tree to take them at $1 each was talked of, and mention was made of a proposal of Alexander Hume Ford to give them a chowder and some surfboard stunts at the Outrigger Club's headquarters.
The plan of the Commercial Club to entertain the whole bunch free of charge had not reached the committee and was not considered.

A vote of thanks was given the Matson Navigation Compdny for a special passenger rate given the singing boys sent to Atlantic City, saving the committee $60.
It was decided to furnish Churchill Harvey-Elder lantern slides at a cost of $30 to be used in connection with lectures on the Islands, to be delivered by the newspaper man in California.
Mr. Elder, who is at present on the news staff of the Advertiser, is planning to go east in the very near future.

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser.
Honolulu, April 7, 1910, page 3.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, April 20, 1910, page 10.

Large Audience Have Treat In Burton Holmes' Travelogue Entertainment.

S. F. Chronicle, April 12: The first of the course of Burton Holmes' Travelogue was delivered last night in the Garrlck Theater before a large and refined audience by Wright Kramer, Holmes' fellow-traveler and associate lecturer.
"Our Own Hawaii" was the fascinating, subject, and It proved to be a genuine treat to the appreciative audience.
It was Illustrated with Duo colored views and motion picture, which seemed to have the magic of Aladdln's carpet and to transport the spectator to the isles of the blest in the purple south seas.
The visitor, in the illustrations, is taken in the railways through the Sierra in mid winter; thence to San Francisco and thence out through the Golden Gate and over the azure seas to the coral reefs, where the shark and the brown Kanaka disport in the surf.
Views of the public buildings of Honolulu are given, together with the hula hula dance, the making and eating of poi, a Shinto temple, famous sea beaches, surf riding and other sports that entertain the tourist.

In part two are shown excellent rows of sugar cane plantations, a trip across the Interlsland channels to Maui, and a night ascent up the volcano of Haleakala with views of the dead crater, cascades, and Iava cliffs showing the mighty forces of nature in a land of sleepy loveliness.
The burning lake in the crater of Kilauea and the abyss of molten lava were the crowning triumph of the evening's entertainment.
Bonine's motion pictures showed the playing of the fountains by day and night and cooling of the lava, the molten lava being photographed by its own light.
"Our Hawaii" will be repeated tonight and tomorrow afternoon.

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The Hawaiian Star
Honolulu, April 29, 1910, page 6.


George Freeth one of the fastest swimmers in Hawaii, will give the people of Atlantic City this summer exhibitions of siirf riding, swimming,
etc., under tho auspices of the Hawaii Promotlpn committee.
Freeth has been absont from the territory for a number of years, but his friends here who have seen him in southern California, say that he is faster than over.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, April 29, 1910, page 5.


The promotion Committee yesterday afternoon decided that after now it would refer all advertising schemes concerning us to the Commerce and Merchants' Association, its parent. bodies; leaving these organizations to wrestle with all such problems.
The matter came up in connection with the case of Kills A. Davis, an agent for an atlas who sailed unexpectedly on .the S S. Wilhelraina for the coast, uavis nau neon given a letter by the acting secretary, which when elaborated upon and befrilled little, might be mistaken for a Pro
motion Committee endorsement of a book scheme
After now, when approached on any such subject, the Promotion Committee will simply pass over a card of Jimmie Morgan
or F. L .Waldron and let it go at that.

At the meeting yesterday Chairman McLean reported that the Cook monument had been well renovated for  the small sum of $3.
This monument belongs to the British government and prior to annexation was  cleaned every year by a British warshlp.which would come here for the purpose.
At the time of annexation  Uncle-Sam assumed this task, with the job of protecting other British Interests under his flag in the  Hawaiian Islands; but in some way the old man has forgotten the obligation here and the monument has been given over to the weeds.

Mr. Hoogs reported the arrival in Tnlst Co mtg the supplies for Atlantic City at New York on April 27, from which place they will be forwarded at once to Secretary Wood.
Mr. Osborne advised the committee that the cost of gettlng out the surf-riding statuettes would be about $5 apiece.
The matter will be referred to Mr. Wood at Atlantic City.
The Committee was notified that Governor Frear will extend an invitation to the National Editorial Association to visit Hawaii.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, May 2, 1910, page 9.

Gasoline launch, two outrigger canoes and fish net for sale cheap.
Address P. Johnson, Honoululu;
Phone  4597- tf

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, May 4, 1910, page 5.

The Atlantic City Daily Press, or April 13, contained the first detailed write-up of the Hawaiian bazaar on the famous Boardwalk that has been received here.
Several mistakes in the article, however, show that the writer has followed his own ideas in some respects.
The statement that surf-riding is "the principal sport of the Islands" will also be accepted as news by quite a few.

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Evening Bulletin
Honolulu, May 17, 1910, page 7.


Outrigger Club to Be En Fete on evening of June 10
Illuminated Canoes in Procession.
The Outrigger Cihoo Club has captured the McttacH and tho Mcltacs
havo captured tho club. On Juuo
10, tho day brfore Kumehamehn
Day, the Outrigger Club will bo
given oter to fcust and frolic, tho
Opera Houso will be closed for that
evening, and the stock company will
Help the Outrlggerltes entertain
their frleids. Thero will be n chow,
dcr and feast on tho grounds of tho
club, u nurllng carnival during tho
afternoon, and at night dances at
tho SouMilu and Moanu hotels, as
wcll-us oh the now clghty-by-torty-
foot Outilgger laual that will ho
completed for tho occnslon.
Thero will ho a procession of II
lumlnatcd canocH and surflug at
night with the boaid searchlights,
Kenneth Atkinson having perfected
this device nt tbo last night surfing
carnival, fomo six hundred dollars'
worth of the tickets for tho enter
tainment were sold last week entire
ly among Jlio club members, nnd the
ladles are to tako hold within a tow
The club hopes to put In n thou
sand dollars' worth ot Improve
ments on tho grounds aa a result ot
the entertainment. It Is proposed to
complete much of tills work In ad
vame of the entertainment, so that
those who assist may enjoy the re
sults of their efforts. The grounds
will be brilliantly Illuminated on tho
Hlght" of (he toiith of June'; there
will be music, dancing, Mcltacs and
merriment everywhere, and ovoryone
Is Invited In tho feast arAl frolic
that la, evorjouo who haB n dollar
to Invest..

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The Hawaiian Star
Honolulu, May 17, 1910, page 6.

The Outrigger Club Is at It again.

That means that there will be a big -

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reast ana entertamriont, with a surr-
;lng carnival thrown In, at Walklkl, tho
i afternoon and evening of Juno tenth
being s.3t for tho OCCasion, the piece
McRao's come very near owning tho
club after such a generous offer, there
preparing to take hold. Tho club
hopes to raise a thousand dollars for
(Improvements out of tho entertain-
ment. The McRae's say this would
bo a good house for Honolulu, and they
ought to know.

year for 1'unanou was in tno uox ior)do resistance of which will bo the
Rao Stock Company, the Opera
 house being closed for that .night and
 was 'tho company assisting the-' Outrlggar
It Is needless to say that the
 The Kame-
hameha team nad three now men in jsnt a canoe on tho beach that isn't
- heir's for the taking,
About six hundred dollars worth of
 tickets have been subscribed for dur
ing the past faw days by club inembers, and the public will also be en
'are to be followed by a chowdervq'shr
 aud tho public will also be in
order, tertalnment and dance. Thero will
bo room for all as tho Seaside and
MEMBERS TO SHOOT. Moana hotels have offered their danc-
ing halls and the big forty by eighty
 loot lanal of tho Outrigger club will
be completed in time for tho occasion,
A night surfing carnival Is contem
plated, tho surfers having at last discovered a light that may be at-
On account of tho openlug games In tached' successfully to the bow of tho
 board and then tnero will be a pro
cession of illuminated canoes,
 Perhaps the best features will be
announced later, as the ladies are now
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Outrigger Colngs.
The nffalr at tho Outrigger
grounds on tho nftcrnoon and even
ing of Juno 10 Is to be & social
cent. Thoro will bo dancing at
both hotels and on tho new lnnal of
the club. Tho ladles of tho women's
auxiliary will Bwls, nnd a big suc
cess Is nssttrcd. As planned nt prcs
en, the! ball will b'e set rolling about
four In tho nftcr'noon, with a surfing
contest nnd a regatta. Tho band
will bn there, nnd at 5 o'clock, ta
bles will bo set for a thousand In the
old nnd new Iannis, nnd tho chowder
will bo scrveil. It Is also hoped that
the joung Indies In tho women's aux
iliary will contest for ono of tho
Clark cups, to bo given to tho bcBt
surfrldor. Miss Josephlno Pratt and
Miss Carroll 1xw hao already out
tered for this contest, which will
make them lato for tho chowder
hut, then, tlA- chowder wllF be sorved
from five to eight, at which hour
tho tables will he cleared from the
floor and dancing will begin. There
Is somo talk of a vaudeville, at tho
Seaside for thoio who are not dnnc
ers. The McRno Stock Company will
ho present, lining generously offer
ed to close the Opera for that
one tight In order that they may
nsslfff nt the Outrigger carnival. It
will probably be 9 o'clock before the
Illuminated canoe carnival will e
gln. A score or more of gally-llghted
canoes will be paddled around tho
bay In procession, surf In from tho
reef and bo taken over the bar Into
the lagoon. Ho)s 011 surfboards will
disport In tho waves with signal
lights fixed to the bows of their
boards to cast a ruddy glare on the
Idcrs. The grounds ot tho Outrig
ger Club, It li needless to say, will
be billllantly lighted with tolored
lanterns. "There will be booths and
bowers everywhere. The ladles of
tho women's auxiliary who will havo
charge t this portion of the enter
tainment nro Mrs. Soper, Mrs. J. A
tlllman, Mrs. I L. McCandlcss, Miss
Charlotte Hall, Mrs. Ebon Low nnd
Mrs. Dr. Hobdy.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, May 24, 1910, page 7.

Enthusiastic Meeting Was Held Yesterday Afternoon

There was a meeting of those interested in the formation of an umatcii;
union held yesterday at tho olflccs oj
l.orrln Andrews, who lins lucn In ntn
miiulcatluu Willi President Sitlliv 'l ni
tho national organization, and a.
with Major Pelxolto.
The clubs represented at the meeting yesterday were as follows: Outrigger Club, Ocean Club, Myrtle Boat Club, Healani Yacht and Boat Club, Honolulu Cricket Club, Kamehameha Schools and the Chinese Athletic Club.

The clubs that have .been invited to send representatives to the next meeting are as follows,
The Hawaiian Gun Club, the Hawaiian Association Football, the Honolulu tlne Club, the Honolulu Tennis Club, the Pacific Tennis Club, the Monoa Tennis Club, the Trail and Mountain Club, the Hawaii Yacht Club, the Honolulu Yacht Club; the Oahu Country Club, the Honolulu Golf Club and the tKuiialu Rowing Club,

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Honolulu,  May 27, 1910, page 6.

ral committees to take charge of the different booths.
The dances will ba at the two hotels and on the floor of the Outrigger lagoon lanai.
More than a score of musicians will be engaged for the occasion.
The chowder will be served on the Outrigger grounds, which will be closed to ail who are not provided with tickets.
The vaudeville entertainment will, of course, be free to ticket-holders also the chowder and the dancing privileges on the several floors.
The entertainment tickets are attracting much attention.
The red circular chowder cheek rests against, a square dance card, and a blue eord binds them together.
Both boys and girls are out in the surf every afternoon now practising their stunts for the Clark cup contests on the tenth of June. The youngsters are also practising for the coming canoe races, and Jloriinoto, the club canoe carpenter, is back on duty.
There are more than a score of entries fur the illuminated canoe parade, and surf boards are being arranged for the surfing on Kamehameha eve.
Jas. W. Pratt

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, June 7, 1910, page 6.

On Friday evening at the Outrigger Club, the big doings planed by the committee will be held.
Much interest is being taken in the aquatic sports in the afternoon, and judging from the entries some close races should result.
Dancing, vaudeville, chowder and music will help to make the evening the most successful yet held under the auspices of the club.

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Honolulu, June 10, 1910, page 5.


The Outrigger stunts are in full swing, and will keep up now until midnight.
During the afternoon the regatta is pulled off and later the Clark cups are contested for.
At night the illuminated parade of canoes will proceed from Lewers' beach to the Outrigger lagoon.
There will be a stage performance on the Outrigger grounds, a chowder and a carnival
At the hotels there will also be Outrigger dances and in the surf illuminated surfboard riding.
The ladies have been busy all morning decorating the booths and arranging the big banquet hall for the feast tonight, the boys and girls have been giving their attention to the decoration of the canoes that are to take part in the illuminated parade.
The Clark cups will at last be contested for and the most interesting of all the contests will be that between the young ladies who stand on the surf board, and the bets are equally divided between Miss Josephine Pratt and Miss Caroll Low.
To the grown folks it will be the big dance and carnival tonight that will prove the attraction, but to the youngsters it is the regatta and surfing contest of this afternoon that is the great event.

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Honolulu, June 10, 1910, page 6

The Outriyiii'i" 'lnl) ic-atla will 1h
gin at tli roe Vlu;k this aft ernooii. to
bo fiilliAvo'l 1 y a rhdwiler from five
until citjlit, when the illuniiiiato.l canoe
carnival anil the danri'-. at t!u two
hotels and in the liiy; new lanai of tlie
eluh will b'-yin. ';iuil'' ille turns will
be )ut on at nine ami continue until
nearly inidnilit.
The list of events during the after
noon is:
Sailing race.
Throe-paiiiile race for boys.
One paddle race for hoys.
Fi ve-jiaiblle canoe-surfboard race.
six-addie canoe race.
Jousting in canoes.
Brothers' teams canoe race.
Girls' oiirfboard contest for ("lark Cup.
Surfing in large canoes for ' lark Tup.
Surfing in small canoes for ("lark Cup.
Boys' surfing contest for ( lark Cup.
Surfing polo.
There was a full rehearsal of the
stage events at the Outrigger ground
at the opera house last night. The
Royals will do their act. Nan Aspinwall
will wield the lariat, the Center children will dance, Kaai will play the nose flute, Spoaight will speak in his
funny way and a number of other
turns will be given between the dances
on the lanai. Frank Anderson will be
the musical director.
Ernest Kaai and the Royal Hawaiian
Band will furnish the music for the
evening. The tickets admit to the
dance halls of the hotels and also to

tlo- 'ae pemn-malice and the chowder.
There will b tlower boot lis. candy coun
ters, ice cream parlors, tea and cotl'ee
saloon and a soft drink palace. Hun
dred of eb'ctrie lights have been in
stalled on the grounds for the occasion,
and other hundreds of colored lanterns
will add to the beauty of the su.'
rou n dings.
Tin-re has boon no jrreat amount of
practising tor the event of today, the
three ix paddle erews will be made up
largely of boy who have often wanted
to belong to an (Jutrigger crew but
have never attained the desired profi
ciency. There will be no phenomenally
expert paddler in the racing events,
but there will be a splendid showing of
the new bl 1-thaf is in training for
the fall, when it is expected that the
( )ut l iggerit es will be able to send three
splendid crews down t the harbor to
contet for honor on Regatta Day.
The Clark cups will be awarded and
their record begun, for on the four im
mense silver iropnies will be engraved
the names of those Outrigger members
who show themselves most expert as
surfers. On one of the big tankards
will be engraved the name of the best
girl surfei in these Islands and the
world: on another the name of the most
expert boy surfboard rider; on the third
cup will go the name of the mall boy
who shows the greatest skill in bringing
his canoe in before the rollers, and on
the fourth the name of the young man
who most skilfully and fearlessly
handles one of the large canoes in the
big surf.
Of course to the populace at large the
big social end of the carnival on the
grounds and in the illuminated surf
tonight will appeal most strongly, but
tlie events of this afternoon promise to
lift the Outrigger Club to the plane on
which it started two years ago, an ama
teur association to perpetuate in Ha
waii the native port of riding the surf
board and to make outrigger canoeing
a clean, manly, health-giving sport.
Jas. W. Pratt

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The ovcnlng events and tlie chow
big crowd tonight, but the yiurngslorh
are out In forto for tho sudius uvunts
this iifternoon. .
Tho first of tho ovcnls. slnrtlns nt
3 p. m. Is Iho nailing raca, Eaton
Jlagoon and Kddlo Ilutchlnson
tho chief contcsiontB far henors.
thore will follow the one nnd two ptd'
die races, tho' groat six paddlo event
In which threo canou loads of new
paddlcrs will take pnrt. I ' "
The most IntcrcMln;; part of tho
surfing oventB will ho the canleats fcr,.
the Clark cupa, MUh Josephine Tratt'
hopes nnd oxpocttt to win the bl(t hII- t lcr sIMer,
vcr Clark gohlct for tlia best girl
surfer, hut then Mlrs Cnroll Uiw will
he out In the Rtirf too, an.! somo of.
tho bcls nro en Miss Low. Hui-o.t!
llustaco has won etirtf' year tifte
mid may again, but
Marston Campbell Jr. nnd sov6rnl nth
er youngsters will ho there this yean
o give llustaco a race for tho cup. ;
llets are on Marrlon us the bast
tour canoo nurlislir, hut then again
hero nro cithers that have
durlut! tho last year.
The ladles wcro bitjy nil tnorn'nt
at the Lowers place decorating the club with lanterns for'tho lllmmnatol nr
ado tonight, and en tho Outrigger ter. '
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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, June 13, 1910, page 6.


By far the most successful carnival ever held under the auspices of the Outrigger Club was held on Friday afternoon and evening at the club's premises at Waiklki.
In the afternoon surfing sports were indulged in, the evening being taken up with music, dancing, etc.
The results of the races were:
Three paddle canoe race won by canoe Kaluiwa, with Francis Cooper, Babe Pratt and Willie Harris as crew.
Two paddle canoe race, won by canoe Kauakanui with Marston Campbell, Jr., and Frank Winter as crew.
Sailing race was declared no race.
Six paddle canoe race, won by canoe Kona with Eaton Magoon, Frank Anderson, M. Magoon, K. Reidford, S. Carter and Will Coney as crew.
Miss Josephine Pratt won the surf board contest and one of the Clark cups.
Another carnival is being talked of for July 4, and judging from the interest taken in these aquatic events a large crowd will no doubt be on hand to make the day a success.

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The Hawaiian Gazette.
Honolulu, June 14, 1910, page 8.

H. P. Wood Doing Good Work Along the Boardwalk
Juice Makes Hit by Itself

Hawaii is the one big name along the Atlantic City Boardwalk this summer.
Secretary Wood of the promotion committee who is in charge of the Hawaii bureau there has made good and the Hawaiian products are selling like hot cakes
The new pineapple juice a side product of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company is making a great hit and the supply is unequal to the demand.
Surfing Pictures Make Hit

Nearly a hundred league (Atlantic City Business League) members thoroughly enjoyed a fascinating display of moving pictures showing many curious pictures of life in the raciuu islands interestingly explained by Secretary Wood and made doubly enjoyable by intermissions with music by the quintet of musicians and soloists brought to this city for the Hawaii exhibit on the Boardwalk.
Then there were addresses by Secretary Wood and members of the orchestra and another Hawaiian visitor who spoke in his native tongue and to cap the climax Secretary Wood was unaminously elected on honorary member of the league .
One of the most interesting features of the moving picture display had to do with surf riding the greatest of water sports at Hawaii.
Young men swim out into the surf a quarter of a mile or so from shore with boards of curious formation and boarding their curious craft ride back to shore on the crest of waves with the speed of an express train.
The pictures convinced the spectators that the sport must be very exciting and attended by no little danger until the knack is acquired.
John Peterson, leader of the Hawaii quintet, suggested that the business men should send a delegation of its members to Hawaii to study the sport, acquire a supply of the riding boards, [incomplete]
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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Honolulu, June 14, 1910, page 3.

The cornerstone of the Outrigger clubhouse was laid at Waikiki yesterday afternoon.
Secretary Tuttle, who is in charge of the permanent improvement plans; Curtis Hustaeeof the housecommittee; lloromoto, the carpenter.
and several live wires of the club assisted in the ceremony of lifting the stone and putting it in place.
The clubhouse will adjoin and be a part of the big lagoon lanai.
There will be a mosuuito-proot reading and lounging room, forty by sixteeu feet, and a canoe room about the same size.
Tapers, books and magazines will be kept ou file, and niches will be built in the big clubroom for the Clark cups, there being four of these large trophies.
The two Clark cups for canoe surfing are yet to be contested for, and it is probable that this event will take place on the afternoon of July third or fourth.
On the evening of one of these dates the Royals will give a special performance at the Outrigger lanai, with a dance to follow.
easilv seat a thousand persons.
The Royals will have a good supporting company and the club will make some more money for its permanent improvement fund.
Workmen also began work yesterday at the Outrigger Club tearing down the coral wall of the roadway leading into the Outrigger grounds along the lagoon, and moving it further out.
that there will soon be an automobile drive to the beach.
"Charley," the caretaker, has struck for assistance, and a helper will be
given him.
The fifty-one new members of last month, and the new ones coming in every day, has proved too much for the official, so that w-hen he was in-
Enlargements of the accommodations for the women surfers is also in order after Miss Pratt's splendid work in the waves last Saturday.
It is hoped now that the women members will go in for the health-giving sport of surf boarding and that they will organize canoe crews, as was anticipated when the ladies were asked to form an auxiliary to a club, the sole object of which was the keeping alive of the native Hawaiian water sports.
Miss Pratt has proposed that surf boarding is as easily accomplished by women as by men, and as there is nothing more needful for women in Honolulu than exercise, the women of the auxiliary could perform no nobler mission than to encourage the younger members, at least, to get out in the canoes and on the healthgiving surfboards.

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The Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday 14 June 1910, page 8.


The four masted barque Poltalloch, 2139 tons, which arrived at Sydney yesterday from Portland (Oregon), experienced a rough time from June 1, when about 100 miles off Sydney Heads,  a strong soultherly gale, with very high seas was encountered, and for 14 days the vessel was under lower topsails
The Poltalloch has a cargo of over 2,000,000 ft of timber, and the gale caused some of this to be damaged though none was lost overboard.
Slight damage to the deck fittings was also caused bv the gale.
The barque anchored in Watson's Bay at 6 o'clock last night.

The Poltalloch was identified by Tommy Walker as the vessel on which he visited Hawaii in 1909 and purchased his first surfboard.

Barrier Miner
Broken Hill, Friday 17 June 1910 , page 7.


The following are further extracts from the interesting letter received by Mr, W. Levy, of Broken Hill, from his brother, Mr. J. Levy, descriptive of his journey from San Antonio,  Texas, U.S.A., to Manila, the capital of the Philipines:
One of the great pleasures at Honolulu is the sea bathing- nothing can surpass it.
The water is always the right temperature, never chilling cold, yet always invigorating.
The natives live in the sea.
A nationial amusement indulged in, principally by Hawaiins, and enjoyed by visitors, is surf riding.
The bathers have a broad, flat board which they take with them to a point just beyond the surf line, and, watching an opportunity; launch it, and then gracefully raise themselves to a standing position on the flat surface.
One of the points in the sport is to remain standing until the board reaches the beach.

1910 'FROM TEXAS TO MANILA.', Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), 17 June, p. 7, viewed 4 June, 2012,

The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, June 21, 1910, page 6.


Plans for the July 4 carnival at Waikiki under the auspices of the Outrigger club are being made, and before the end of the week a definite program will be arranged.
Great interest is being taken among the members of the club in all sorts of aquatic sports, and, judging from the entries already received the next surfing contests will bring out the largest list ever entered by the boys and girls of the cub.
Six paddle races are being thought of in addition to surf board and swimming races.
Charles Royal, late comedian of the McRae Company, will have charge of the vaudeville stunts, well worth the price of admission alone.
Allan Herbert, the chowder expert of the club, will have full say over the culinary part of the entertainment, which is enough to guarantee a large number of people coming for the chowder alone.
Music, dancing, vaudeville, chowder and water sports will help make the day the most successful over held by the club.

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New-York Tribune.
New York, June 26, 1910, page 57.

Summer Holds Sway on the Boardwalk.
The latest novelty on the Boardwalk is the Hawaiian exhibit, which makes it possible for Americans to learn something of the territory of which the executive power is vested in a governor appointed by the President of the United States.
A huge surf board of heavy wood, on which the Hawaiian boys ride the long, swelling surf of the Hawaiian beach, will soon be tried on the Atlantic City beach, the Hawaiian boys, however, preferring to wait until our cold northern water has acquired Hawaiian temperature.
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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, June 28, 1910, page 6.


At a meeting held yesterday afternoon at the offices of Lorrin Andrews, James H. Fiddes, president of the Hawaiian Association Football League, was delegated to represent the proposed local branch of the Amateur Athletic Union at a conference in New
York with President Brown and Secretary Sullivan.

A number of athletic members were present yesterday afternoon at the meeting, who unanimously selected Mr. Fiddes to represent Hawaii before the executive body of the A. A. H. (sic) in New York.

Mr. Fiddes leaves July 19 for New York and will probably meet  A. A. U. officials before the end of the month.

 Among those present at the meeting yesterday afternoon were:
Lorrin Andrews, chairman and organizer; J. H. Fiddes, representing the Hawaiian Association Football League; Stanely Livingstone from the Kamehameha schools; Paul Supper, of the Y.M.C.A.; R. C. Gault for the Bays Club and Grammar School League; H. Tuttle, of the Outrigger Club, and Alexander Hume Ford, representing the Ocean Club and the Trail and Mountain Club.


There will be big doings at the Outrigger Chib on July Fourth.
For the evening entertainment, Charles Royal and Edith Elliot have organized a big company of minstrels, vaudeville artists and actors.
The stage is being duui in the big outrigger lanai and the Art Theater is lending the scenery.
Then two score of the boys of the Hui Nalu will go out on their surf boards and show what stunts can be done with fireworks from a rapidly plunging surfboard

During the afternoon there will be a regatta and the surfing contest for the Clark cups.
Frank Sperlight, the Dickens reader, has also added a solid silver cup to the Outrigger collection and this will be contested for by
the six paddle canoeists on the Fourth and it is expected that the Chattanooga, the Cleveland and the Belgian training ship will each put in a crew for one of the six paddle races.
There will be sport all afternoon at the Outrigger Club on the Fourth and in the evening the Royal show and a dance.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, July 2, 1910, page 12.

Miss Venton of San Francisco has been the guest of Mrs. Emma Lucas and her daughter at Waikiki.
Miss Venton is an extremely pretty girl of the blonde type.
During her sojourn  in Honolulu she was the motif for much entertainment.
Miss Venton is an expert swimmer and enjoyed the surf riding.
Miss Lucas is one of the few girls in Honolulu that is proficient in this pastime, being able to ride surf board with great skill.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, July 2, 1910, page 6.


The flooring for the new Outrigger Club house is completed and there will be a big opening Monday evening.
Charles Royal and his company of forty performers present in the theatre constructed for the occasion, minstrels, vaudeville and a one act Outrigger play.
After the show there will be dancing on tho floor of the big lanai and at the Moana hotel.
On the afternoon of the Fourth there will be a regatta and the canoe surfing contest for the Clark cups.
The following is the program of events, beginning at three p. m.
1. Juniors six paddle race.
2. Seniors six paddle race for Spealght cup.
3. Sailor six paddle race.
4. Boys three paddle race.
5. Seniors four paddle race.
6. Two paddle race for boys and at five p. m. canoe surfing for the Clark cup.
The big lagoon lanal of the Outrigger club, now completed will be thrown open as a grand stand during the afternoon and chairs provided for all who hold tickets to the evenliig entertainment.
The entire course will be visible from the Outrigger lanai, for the canoes will all follow the now triangular course.
The sailor boys from the Belgian ship, the Chattanooga and the Cleveland are out practicing and this race promises to be as exciting as any, except that of the senior crews c tne club for the Spealght cup.
There will be refreshments served on the grounds, but the evening enteitainment doesn't begin until eight o'clock when Royal will ring up the curtain on his minstrel show.
He has written a number of new local songs for the entertainment and Baby Elliott will sing the most catchy of these "Oh You Outrigger Kid."

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Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, July 05, 1910, 3:30 EDITION, Image 7


The Outrigger Club scored two more big successes yesterday.
The fourth of July canoe race over

wh triangular Ouulk'iur cuumo
wi ro seen from start lo IliiUIi i.y a
I'lign crowd .and In ilia e"iilng tlin'
llcyo! dhow nt the Outrigyr theater
was packed ,to the doors, enough
money was taken In nt the doom In
pay for the new addition to tho big
dancing lannl, eighty by sixteen feet,
that was used last night for the first
tlma as a promenade.

The event of the afternoon sports was the complete victory of the Belguim boys over the Yankee sailors from our gun boats in port.
It was a surprise to everyone savo the Belguims.
The Clevelnnd and Chattanooga boys showed up with muscles in their arms ns bulky as tlie thighs of any of the Belgians, and the Outrigger boys placed their bets on those big brawny nruiB, but the little Belgians got in and not only bent the American tars over the long course but turned around and challenged them to try conclusions all over again on the seaward course, bucking the tremendous surf all the way out and vngatn the Helglah, it won, hands down.
As the winning crew leaped out on the beach after the second victory some one yelled out: "This is July Fourth; do that again and we'll declare Belgium a republic."
There were no more enthusiastic admirers of the Belgians after the race than the American sailor boys; they all ate chowder together, and the Yankee tars declared it no disgrace to be licked by such a little country as Belgium.
Belguim was voted "All right."

More than fifty members of the Outrigger club probably paddled in the events of yesterday, and the races over all seen from start to finish from the Outrigger grounds.
The starts were made from the beach, and the races ended there.
The two prettiest races were the six-paddle canoe races and the two-paddle race out to the big surf and back, eight or ten canoes starting from the beach in this latter race and here was but one swamping notwithstanding the fact that the surf was the highest of the season.
Kenneth Reidford und Hunter Brown, Jr., won this race.
They bucked the waves going out, the canoe seeming to leap out of the water at times, and in coming in they caught a giant roller that sent them shoreward at express speed.
Nearly a dozen of these little cockle shells at a time dancing on the waes afforded a pleasing spectacle to those on shore and a thrilling experience to some of the paddlers.

The six-paddle race for Juniors was the closely contested affair of the afternoon
There were three entries, two of the canoes, those captained by Ram Carter and Marston Campbell, Jr., reaching the beach on the same wave neck 'n neck, but the Carter canoe ran up on the beach while his opponent's swerved after the bow touched the strand.
These crews will race over again.
The senior six-paddle race three entries was won by Captain Admiral  Evans, Arthur Brown, Oswald Steens, Knwelo Ashley, William Itossa and Arhur Myhre, and then the boys went out in the small canoes to win the Clark surfing cup.
There was a surf running that is seldom equalled at Waikiki.
Canoe after canoe swamped, and only Marston Campbell, Jr., succeeded in bringing in one of the canoes before a wave, but as the rule of the contest was that the cup be awarded tothe steerer bringing in separate canoes before three rollers most successfully, and no one got beyond the first canoe and the surf was too high for further effort, the contest was again postponed, so there are still  two of the Clark surfing cups to be contested for.

he ccnt that a'truei-M Ihu b,
c .') J was the opening f tho 0"t'lg
ger theater In tho evening by the Hoy
als Mid their complin) It n
splendid show fromt;i,tu,-t..ti.viinlhi
The energetic nctor m.iu tin! inrnul
tin- lilt; lannl Into u voiitu'i'e tli-viei
wlt't scenery and foot!l;:htH nnd i mi .
for'rMi- chairs that mm' 'J km. ra'
liui.i'red, while others fiunt1 hiiiu I'Of?
room tint) The HoyuM oik-iihI m,Ii
a el show nnd it'wui'r. g-od
oio. Itoyal wrote the ; tgs hinisilf,
the.: tLtre wus the vaudeville o'lo
madu uj. of thebest 'aunt la lown,
and u cr.e-oct burlequo on the Out
rigger club In which tho entire uui
P'jny toot part After the show tiieie
wis a cake walk, the l:ln, Mr and
Mrs. Iloyul know how to put on, und
then the big hall was cleared for
dancing and the rial fun be.iu.
From start to flnlnh the Outrigger
Club knows how to glut good enter
tainments, the organization stands for
clenn nmateur sport and Its mem
bers hua brought buck the Hawaiian
w nter sports to stn The Outrigger
Is more than a club, it Is nn Institu
tion, and one thnt Hawaii has reason
to be proud of
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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, July 5, 1910, page 6.


The future officers of the Belgian merchant service, defeated the crews from the cruisers Cleveland and Chattanooga yesterday afternoon in the six-paddle canoe race at the water carnival under the auspices of the Outrigger Club.
The Junior two-paddle canoe race was won by Reidford and Brown.
Captain Evans' crew won the senior paddle canoe race, with Curtis Hustace and his crew a close second.
The Junior six-paddle race ended in a dead heat and was ordered raced over again at some future date.
On account of the heavy surf running,  the races for the Clark cup were also postponed.

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The San Francisco Call.
San Francisco, July 6, 1910, page 17.

L.F. Cockroft Returns.

L. F. Cockroft, general passenger agent of the Oceanic steamship company, returned on the Sierra yesterday from Honolulu, where his family is spending the summer.

He spent only five days in the island territory, but found time to visit the volcano.
He renewed his acquaintance with the sport of surfboard riding and came away convinced that Honolulu is an ideal place for the summer vacation.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, August 6, 1910, page 5.


Although the music of the Hawaiian quintette rasped the nerves of the "gentle sir" in charge of the Marlborough-Blenhelm hotel at Atlantic city, the musicians appear to have met with more favor at Asbury Park, where they are now playing, as the following from the Newark, N. J., News of July 14 will show:

Asbury Park and Ocean Grove last night witnessed the most novel entertainment ever offered in the twin cities, and probably fifteen thousand persons appreciated it.
It was Hawaiian night on Wesley Lake.
Its very novelty made it a success.
It strengthened the grip of popularity which those jolly Hawaiians have upon the resort and its summer people.
A striking feature of last night's entertainment was the Americanism displayed at the close of the fete.

The Hawaiians, with their instruments, were seated in the grandstand when the concert began.
After several selections they were rowed to the stand in the lake where the concert was continued.
Then they divided into two bands and embarked in surf boats, being rowed in opposite directions about the lake, the while strumming their guitars as accompaniment to a lively march song,

And then read this:

Asbury Park, Monday-
The resort was crowded with over (sic, text missing) Sunday visitors here in search of rest and recreation.
At the various bathing establishments records of previous seasons were being surpassed and no mishaps have occurred to mar the sport.
The Hawaiians who are here with an exhibit this summer have attracted much attention on the beach with their surf boards, which they handle superbly, skimming on the crest of a wave for hundreds of feet and making a safe landing.
Several Americans have endeavored to duplicate the feat, but have not been very successful.

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Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
"A delightful surf, Atlantic City, N.J., c1891 Oct. 19. Crowd of people in surf; pier in distant background."

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At a meeting of tho Hawaii Pro
motion Committee (yesterday, after
noon Secretary II. P. Wood explained
all About the order from the manager . this morning, perhaps, than at last
but tho difference was not
Tho do-
of the Marlborough-Blenhelm hotel in report,
Atlantic City, foiulddlnc tho appear- enough to causo comment.
ing of tho Hawaiian singing boys In
the Hawaiian exhibit. He stated tho
l eal ground of the complaint was that
the ringing attracted people from Iho
h( iol bar, and the manager Was
afraid it injured his liquor trade.
bojs frlginally taken there had beeu
satisfactorily cared for. As to the
f Utire Mr. Wood stated that there
were a large number of Hawaiian t
from here, should their services be .
required In future.

, Tlie designs thus far submitted for ,
a floial parade poster did not meet ,
with approval, .being even more
hideous and unbecoming than the one
of last year. Mr. Mclnerny offered
a suggestion to discard the proposals
Iike the well-known surf board rider
figure for the design, the work to' be
done here. This Idea seemed to meet
with favor and may bo carried out:
A report that the Inter-island steam
ship people had raised the rate for
transporting automobiles to Hilo had
been Inquired Into and proved to be
not correct.
A great deal of correspondence and
other loutlne took up much of the
time of tho meeting, very little else
of Importance being done.
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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Honolulu, August 14, 1910, Feature Section, page 13

Surfboard Devotees.
angnage of surfers, taking your
liidoma. A surfer is not a surfer
I until this diploma has once been taken
and no matter li nv experience.! you
become after thai vou are liable to
delightful, though, and when yotf dash
along in the hnge breakers it seems as
though you were lost in the mist with
the sea seething and foaming under
your feet. You .can see nothing, feel
paluzas. or yowlers. Again it is the
queen surf where it is strong and high.
There are two other stages that have
to he passed the caime surf which is in
the middle weight e'ass and then the
surf near the shore which is known as
the cornucopia or malihini surf. There
are a lot of young women who hrflve
the latter every afternoon, hut few so
far have ventured beyond. Miss Pratt
.is quite proud of her achievement and
whiie the hoys who do what they
thought to he reckless stunts on the
boards first felt deep chagrin to find a
girl could master the art as well they
are now quite delighted to have a queen
in their midst and show Miss Pratt
every courtesy which is due to the
young woman who can accomplish the
I feats of men.
Otrier Darers.
Miss I'ratt dues not class any one
as a surfer unless they have taken the
diploma and they have to go out in the
queen surf for that. Miss Carroll Low
and Miss Ruth Soper are the only other
g'r.'s at present at Waikiki who have
spunked up enough to tackle the big
1 ones out on the reef and Miss Low
competed with Miss Pratt for the cham
pionship cup. Miss Ruth Anderson and
Miss Pauline Schaefer are still dallying
in the cornucopia class.
Waikiki beach is the only place in
the world to see this real Hawaiian
sport in its native environments and
while away the bathing hours tramping
down coral, getting face and hands
freckled and tootsies cut on the reefs.
nothing, are int simplv engulfed in one ' , ' . '
. ' : 1 he complexions tnat are tak

A Cup Winner.
Miss I'ratt won the ( lark cup in the
surfing contests last spring- as the be-t
lady rider of the huge waves. she
started from as far out a- could he
seen from the -hore and after selecting
one of the largest and liveliest mount-
that the s,.a ,.
right on tin
stayed right w
Whetl if hvok,:
Im-e slie
a.-k of this roll
:h it aiuio-t to th
and lashed about
r and
her in
its frolics,, nie fury she seemed to fade
like an apparition in the dens,- mist un
til the great monster subsided beneath
her; then she loomed out triumphant,
this om en , ,f the surf.
No Easy Trick.
It is no e:i'
jiion suiter, to
last re. f !,
catch tire wa
got to watch
between wave
as t hey came r
ct heyon,
Pratt exp
matter, says th;s cham
. addle out beyond the
ir is iiece--arv to go to
as it forms. ' ' Vou 'ye
.ar chance, pad do- hard
; arm sort ot jnmi
hoig until you havi
.IT.- thee break."
en on so
they won't rub off would put the '.Sum
mer girls at seaside resorts in the
States to the blush and make them
wish themselves Hawaiian bred so thev
could get the tan that would sfav.

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The Hawaiian Gazette
Honolulu, August 16, 1910, page 2.

tlantic City Quintet Stopped
Bar Receipts Hint for Tem
perance Men
From Saturdays Advertiser
What was tho reason for ordering
tho Hawaiian singers away from their
place on tho Boardwalk at Atlantic
City was a question put to II I
Wood secretary of tho promotion com
mittee by W II Mclncrny at yester
days meeting of tho board tho first
mooting which Mr Wood has had a
chanco to attend since his return
It was intorforing with the bar re
ceipts of tho hotel was the reply
Secretary Wood explained that tho How-nil
singers attracted ncoplo away
from their usual haunts -to such an ox
tent that tho hotol bar suffered Tho
Hawaii nuartors are ronlcd from tho
hotel and consequently tho hotel man
ager had authority to order thesiiijue
stopped and ho did so
During tho discussion winch i mowed
Mclncrnys question and in answer to
othor questions Mr Wood expressed tlo
opinion that Hawaii would do just as
well at Atlantic City without the sing
ing Tho returns had already show -d
that tho cost of tho quintot club wits
moro than was lost by reason of ho
singing being given up Mr Wood iid
ho would not advise any further efforts
to send singers from here
If wo should requiro tho services
of Hawaiian singers ho said thoro
aro plenty to bo had in tho summer
months in Now York or Philadelphia
Thcro would not bo tho slightest diffi
culty in gotting a Hawaiian quintot
Secretary Wood was strong in the opinion that the Atlantic City exhibit
also tho plan being work by Childs
would bring results Hawaii is being
woll advertised at both places
Surf Rider Poster
Several designs for a poster for the next floral parade were shown to the committee.
None of them looked very good.
One by Mist who designed last years poster looked like a party of negroes on a hay ride in a weirdly colored rig.
Secretary Woods thought this the best of the three which spoke volumes for the qualities of the other two.
The committee expressed no opinion but Mclnerny offered a suggestion which may prevent flooding landscapes with any of the three atrocities.
The suggestion was that the famous figure of a surf rider which has been displayed here as an advertisement be used as the central feature of a poster.
The picture in question represents a native standing on a surf board and riding a wave.
The members of the committee appeared to think that it would make a very striking poster and it was decided that an investigation should be made of the chances of having a poster made here with the surfrider as the main figure.
It was unanimously agreed that the poster should if possible be produced jn Hawaii.
The last one was made in Germany.
Secretary Wood explained that at the time when it was contracted for it could not have been produced here.
He thought that the work could now be done in Honolulu and favored having it done here.
Hoogs and Monerny both declared themselves for giving the work to a local firm if possible even if at a higher cost.  

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, August 25, 1910, page 8.


George Freeth, one of the best swimmers on the Pacific coast, has recently received from Congress a medal which was voted him for special bravery in saving the lives of seven Japanese fishermen from certain death during a big storm on December 16, 1908.
This is the eleventh medal of its kind awarded by Congress for bravery.
Freeth when he was last here surprised every one by his wonderful feats in the water.
Freeth's mother and sisters are receiving the congratulations of their many friends over the honor received by their son and brother.
Freeth is at present employed as a life-guard at Venice, California.
Before Freeth made the brave rescue of the Japanese fishermen, he had nearly fifty lives to his credit, which he had saved from drowning along the California coast.

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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, August 25, 1910, Page 10.


Results From Australia
One result which can be traced almost exclusively to our work is the great increase in the number of visitors here arriving from Australia and New Zealand.
Two years ago it was rare to have more than two or three passengers stop over from the monthly steamers from the antipodes.
Now we seldom have less than thirty or forty.
The work of Mr. Alexander Hume Ford in organizing the Outrigger Club cannot be too highly commended.
The continued and increased interest in the greatest of all aquatic sports, surf riding, is largely due to the members of this Club.

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Honolulu, August 26, 1910, page 4.

The Honolulu Chamber of Commerce might well follow the example of fhe Venice, California, chamber of commerce, in recognizing deeds of bravery.
Through the action of the California body, George Freeth has secured the thanks of congress for his prowess in saving life.
Honolulu is proud to have two other life savers, the Hustaee Brothers, whose records are remarkable.
It is rather surprising that the Army or Navy officials have not already seen that the work of these young men has received official recognition, as among those they have saved from death from drowning have been both soldiers and sailors, as well as civilians.

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Los Angeles Herald.
Los Angeles, August 29, 1910, page 10.

George Freeth Gives Exhibition of Daring at Redondo

REDONDO BEACH, Aug. 28.—Not to be outdone by Al Christie, who gave a deep sea diving exhibition today, George Freeth swam out to where the exhibition took place, dove down nearly forty feet and returned to the surface with the man in the diving apparatus firmly gripped in one hand, the helmet being locked under his arm.

That the feat was an extraordinary showing of skill is evidenced from the fact that in addition to the heavy metal diving apparatus Christie wore lead shoes weighing twenty-eight pounds and had on sixty-four pounds of lead for ballast.

After this spectacular yet daring feat Freeth delighted the crowds with a prolonged exhibition on the surf board giving illustrations of how the natives of Honolulu take the big breakers with grace and ease, standing erect while the board shoots through the water like a rocket.

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser.
Honolulu, August 29, 1910, page 3.

Honolulu Lad Introduces Hawaiian Sport at Popular Seaside Resort.

At the request of the manager of the Hawaiian Exhibit here Alvin D. Keech, of Honolulu, Hawaii, a student here in this countrv. will give an exhibition of surf board riding, the famous sport of the Hawaiian Islanders, says the Atlantic City Daily of July 28.
Mr. Keech will give the exhibition at one of the piers in the early evening, possibly tonight, for at that time he believes the surf runs best.

Only at Waikiki Beach, in Hawaii, one may witness and partake in this remarkable spurt of surfboard riding and surf canoeing the exhilarating and fascinating sport of the Hawaiians.
In canoeing one dons a bathing suit, and in one of the graceful outrigger canoes is paddled by skillful natives out to the edge of the reef where, when the frail craft is neatly turned before an incoming breaker like a feather on the inclined plane of the front of the wave and it is hurled shoreward in a cloud of spray at express train speed, ofttimes to the gleaming sands of the shore line.
Considerable skill is required in performing this feat on a board instead of a canoe.
The surfer lies flat on his board, propelling it by his hands and amis through the surf waves until the large swell far out to sea are noticed, and then makes ready to take the last approaching surf by turning the nose of his board shoreward and then paddling with all his strength in order to gain the necessary momentum to take the shot before the foaming mountain of water like a shot out of a catapult.
In a flash, if he is expert enough, an upright or standing position can be gained and retained, till the waves has have lost their strength.

"Out in the island at Waikiki we can always get a standing ride of a quarter or a half mile, and many times for a much longer distance," says Mr. Keech.
"Surfing looks easy to the spectator, and is in this country where there is no such surf as in the Hawaiian Islands, but surf riding is not easy, it takes months of practise, and can not be attempted till one is a good swimmer, for the surfer never knows just when he will lose his board and be compelled to swim a great distance in order to again regain it.
Drinking salt water is nothing to the surfer, for nearly every time that he takes a plunge or a dive he gets a great deal of it.
Surf boards weigh all the way from ten to one hundred pound, and vary in length.
The longer the board the more dangerous, for anyone can realize what it means if we should allow the board to get out of our grasp, thus permitting it to strike us.
The board used here weighs about seventy pounds and is made of the rare Hawaiian koa wood, which is very heavy and almost impossible to splinter."

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The Hawaiian Star
Honolulu, September 17, 1910, page 16.

It is quite a find these warm days for  ladies nnd children to spend many hours each week at the Outriggor club where, aftor a swim or surf riding contest, ton is servod under the hau trees,  now neatly trimmed and supported on pergolas.
This club, through the ef
forts of Mr. Ford, has been greatly improved of Into and has becomo n
tempting spot for many of our society maids and matrons during the late afternoon where a dozon or moro graceful
surfers standing on thoir boards ride beautifully In on the combers.
experts of this difficult sport are little Floyd Graham and Gordon Wakefield, so  greatly resembling each other that they have been named the "twins."
These little fellows are very clever, and lead all the grown-ups in their aquatic maneuvers.
One of tho prettiest and most novel things ever seen In Honolulu, and  which is causing a great deal of flattering curiosity, Is the magnificent 20  foot new canoe brought by the Magoon  boys from Kona, which Is made entirely of koa with paddles of the
same, and deftly constructed without a nail, koa pegs having been substituted, twee their arrival with this esenlslte
canoe, they have been the hoi- of
several surfing parties, who are all  praise for their skill In catching the  waves, and the delicious fudge whleh  for the benefit of the lady guests, It
always kept In groat qnaNtltles In air
tight Um In the bow.

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Evening News
Sydney, Wednesday 21 September 1910, page 2.


At the meeting of the Warringah Shire Council, a letter was read from the Freshwater Surf Club, which caused some discussion.
The secretary of the club wrote, pointing out that the police officer stationed at Freshwater, acting undar the authority of the council, had prohibited the use of surf boards.
 The committee of the club thought if the use of boards were stopped, it would deprive many of the mem bers and visitors of the full enjoyment of the exhilarating surf.
The writer admitted that the practice of using boards by 'shooters' in the surf was doubtless attended with danger if used among ordinary surfers, but if restricted to one part or corner of the beach there would be practically no danger.
The writer concluded by asking for authority to regulate the use of surf boards on Freshwater Beach.
President Quirk and a number of the councillors said the use of boards by surf bathers was a danger to other bathers, and should be discontinued.
It was unanimously agreed not to permit the use of the boards at Freshwater.

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, September 27, 1910, page 6.


SAN FRANCISCO, September, 18.
Among the arrivals at the Stewart last evening was George Freeth, the young Honolulu man who attained fame a few months ago at Venice, Cal., by saving the lives of seven Japanese fisherman who were in dire straits.
Freeth has in his possession the gold medal which was presented to him by the United States Government, and he has also a fine gold watch which was given him by the Venice life-saving crew for the same service.
Brought up as he was in Honolulu, young Freeth has been able to swim expertly since before he can remember, and the feat which gained him national recognition is one of which he makes light himself, though he is naturally proud of the reward which is has properly won.

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Honolulu, September 29, 1910, page 3.

Arrives in Morning, Organizes Water Polo Team in Afternoon and Issues Challenge to All Comers.

George Freeth, the champion life saver of the United States, arrived liere on the steamer Lurline yesterday morning and yesterday afternoon he had a water polo team ready to challenge any sextet on the -island.
The Healanis 'games won in his play with the breakers.
The medal awarded him by the congress of the United States for rescuing the Japanese fishermen only specifies seven, because, he says, he hauled in the other four so easily that he would have been talking a good deal about ! n,,t permit the full number to be men
water polo of late nd have suggested !"" e n'lal is made of
ft a water polo league.
 Freeth was director of acquatic sports at the California beaches.
He coached the water polo teams in the tanks, taught swimming and introduced surf board riding.
The surf on the coast,

The medal awarded him by the con-
gress of the United States for rescuing
the Japanese fishermen only specifies
seven, because, he says, he hauled in
the other four so easilv that he would
hare been talking a good deal about ! n,,t permit the full number to be men
water polo of late nd have suggested !"" e n'lal is made of
ft a water polo league. . ! Ptt. f-, '
1 A. II. Tarlton. an old water nolo ti,-it
thark, has been training a young school I had ever been awarded and the armv
of Healanis of which Ginger Jlavne
f is captain and as Freeth used to be
a niembei of the Ilealaai Yacht anil
Boat Club it was thought that Freeth
and his water spaniels might siilash
Bp against all the ginger of the raging
ilayne, tuit the captain of the Ilealani
water polo team is just now m training
with his aquatic colleagues on the sur
face of the briny preparatory to pull
ing oil' a series of shell and barge races
and fie said yestenlav that if thev let
lop on the stroke and got into the swim
fit would be all off with the rowing.
If Freeth is only here on a visit.
however, Mavne declared.
navv got tour ot ;roem
Not Ons life Lost.
During his two years at Venice not
one life was lost bv drowning, while
J the season before the ocean claimed
seven and the vear after he left eight
persons were drownd in the breakers.
1 He went from Venice to JJedondo Beach.
I where he maintained his remarkable i
i Freeth was director of acpiatie sports
at the I'aufornia beaches. He coached
the water polo teams in the tanks,
taught swimming and introduced surf
boar. 1 riding. The surf on the Toast,
We Haven't
Many Pieces,
Just a Few
for Promotion
I he declared, handle, him roughly for
I .i Ti-Vill. iimtII lio,- in-it- Lull nr idiii'iinloil
It WOUM lTl. ,..,, .,,..,. i ... t, c
, .it . . i. tir in in ii inn i, i -iriiu uu L nr Liu
in anv w.iv enliance the pleasure ot his , ... ., ., . , .. . ,
- 'it u i b i L- ' fiinl t hnvii ttrp Tio vts TO
, start the breakers to rolling. The surf
'onlv extends a short wnv from the
behind him
Stay the ilealani fin artists would ac
(orumodate him with a game of water
polo but they would rather wait until
thev got their races under way.
Freeth is accompanied by two other
life-savers from the Coast, one of, Louis Hummel, was at Venice,
California, at the time Freoth rescued
the c'ev( n Japanese- fishermen from
drowning in a storm off the California
toH"X which capsized their craft. It
was this daring and arduous feat which
won for the Honolulu lad the congres
sional medal as the champion life-saver
of the United StatVs. L. A. Ouinn is
tt Hiinl ni:iii nf the Tisirfv. Thev had i and
tot been ashore from the Lurlfne long j t rouble. "
when thev betook themselves to Wai- ; He tau;
H kiki bcio-li for a swim. There Freeth in standn;
met several of his old friends who '; there is a
warmed up to him most heartilv. for ; come quit
beach, and the big waves roll in in
rapid succession. There is a strong
back tow, Freeth explained, which
makes surfridi ng very different than,
it is at W'aikiki' When he first tackled
it. he said, the big ones would come
nd swallaw him up. ' ' I
wouldn't more than rise to the surface
when another one would land on me
hard, and I had to double up tight to
avoid being pounded to pieces, but
after a while I got used to their ways
could role them without any
e. ' '
lit a lot ot the boys to come
g up on the boards, and now
bunch of them who have be
; expert. Freeth complained
as one of his former companions said, i yesterday that t ne ocean here was too
"He is the dandy kid.'. I warm, as he had become accustomed to
After a frobe in the surf and a race i a much lower temperature for swimming,
in from the reefs in which he beat. Alexander Hume Ford says that Freeth
the I nun- h to the raft and then swam ' is the best Mirf riding instructor 1-e ever
ashore to greet some more of his old ! saw, and something ought to be done
Seiuaimaicos who had heard that lie j to make him stay home and teach a 1
Was back again to his old haunts, the ; (.h,. nialihinis.
sa 1 on picked His water -nolo team i
snl told Tin- Advertiser man he would I
play anv bimcii in the Islands one week
frurn Saturdav. The six men are George
Frfrth. contain : Louis Hammel. Archie!
Roberts'! n. Duko Puua, Jack Watling-
ton ami L. A. Ouinn. I The kid crews of the Ilealani and
. Ford Says Hold Him.
-Now that we've got him
w welcomed
'tractor, "we
T'lc city or ?t
S'Oy (reurgi'
ad Surfboard
iiki Vach.
the Haw a
i ould b,. a "
ork. ' '
It was 3f'e
'".'t th M;
as it -was, ti,.
tie uiost'bv
tlt he .,;
P?arl H:u-! ...
'Wat drvdo .
I he cudd t
Jfk there !
1 again j:
ks like an
. "! t,JT9 the i,,
H Pa of si,,,,:.
l waves ,
lBBt the . ,v
1 "fe-saving a,
f 1 1 ons. jj i .
" 'day.
i fieoi-i.c i", , ,
s in'.l .'
( ... i .
i Myrtle c
ve got mm oacK. i ,-.,,., ,lt-.x
xamler Hume ror.i as
s former surfriding in-
,s have (1
a :
want to keep him here
Territorv ought to em
as the official life-saver instructor of Wai
lle is known all over the
!'i so is surfriding known
i;ai native sport and
; stroke of romotiou
; ward -uggested. however,
c-a Hotel engage Freeth
lete that would benefit
m e-rvices. i

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Evening Bulletin
Honolulu, October 3, 1910, page 8.

The George Freeth combination of water polo experts traveled out to Fort Shafter last Saturday, and there, and then defeated the soldiers in a game played in the swimming tank.
The score was 7 goals to nil, and the Shafters did not have a look in with the town swimmers.

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Evening Bulletin
Honolulu, October 4, 1910, page 10.

Water Polo.
Tho first gamo of water polo at
Fort Shatter was played on Satur
day aftchioon last. This novel sport
brought a large crowd of not only
soldiers, but civilians, to see the
gamo, and .It was certainly' worth
going to sco. The Fort Shatter men
had but little chance against George
Freeth's seals but. to show their
gamoncss .to stay with' It. Private
Drown of Cora pa p'y a did some hard
ducking, hilt owing to the lack of
k(iO)Vle(lgo 'of the game made, but
lit'fle'' headway), Lloutehnnt .Chfltoij,
'tlfe captain oftho team, played hard
anokeptihls then on tho go all'thb
time. J '
Good Experience, '
'i When .Qeorge Frcoth came out to
ice Lieutenant Chilton regarding a
'game, the lleutenapt said .."u'e,:,wa8
ready for nnythlngj in the1' market
therefore the gSmer'f Saturday iiftt
ernoon.- This, gamehds created an
Interest along this line, and In tho
near future Fort Shatter will no
doubt be ablo to pick out a good
team. This Is th,elr first game, and
they deserve much credit for the
way they played It, Corporal Wood
ruff of Company II did the reforee

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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, October 7, 1910, page 5.
A number of surf-riding pictures were examined, the committee desiring to select some good design for a poster, illustrating that sport.

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The Sun
Sydney, 28 October 1910, page 8.

Masters of the board & boat
 — —
The wonder and romance of surfing in
"the land
of the rainbow and palm."
(By Albert Goldie.)

Surfing in the supreme sense is a sport that has yet to come to Sydney.
We do not know it here, but they know it who bask on the pearl-white tropic beaches at Waikiki, on the Eden-like Island of Oahu,the Jewel of Hawaii.
They know it who loiter where the feathery palm trees whisper, and who answer the musical murmuring of the sea with songs of love, sung to haunting tunes.
They know it who
stroll along the sea-shore at early evening awaiting the blossoming of the Night Blooming Cereus that has slept all day on skirting hedges, and opens under the moon to yield to the soft, sensuous atmosphere a glitter as of liquid sliver that rivals the sparkling of the smooth Pacific.
To the Hawaiian the sea is a playmate.
Simple child of Nature that he is he glories i
n the exhilaration of the struggle with the resistless forces.
In the smooth swiftness of the long green rollers when they race inshore like wild, white-maned horses at Waikiki, he realises the same Joy of living that the highly civilised find in the  motor or the aeroplane.

Illustration by Jardine
[Walter Lacy Jardine]
To him the breakers are a mysterious force that he is ever trying to solve.
It is not sufficient to him that he should glide in effortlessly on the impetus of the wave, as do our bathers.
seeks to harness the surf, taming it as though it were a mighty foam-white horse.
His saddle is a long surf-board three or four feet long, and little more than a footwide, and with this he performs marvels
of balance and dexterity.

First he heads far out to the birthplace
of the breakers.
We see him grasping his surf-board, floating on the scarcely ruffled surface awaiting the gathering of the wave.
Instinctively, and us though in perfect sympathy with the vast force beneath him, he catches the surge at its inception.
As the impetus gathers he stands on the board, and for a moment his body sways like a circus rider as he gets his balance.
Then with the fully growing wave he shoots arrow-like athwart the sea on- on- on with the swelling surf right to the crash of its magnificent, thunderous finish.

Or else, paddling a canoe, long and light
as a floating leaf, he rides in on the majestic shoulders of the billows as easily, as exquisitely, as effortlessly, as a swimming water-bird.

The surf-board is most favored by these sportsmen of the sea, and with the white man's curious tendency to emulate the habits of the native, many Europeans indulge in it.

Getting the balance
Needless to say, however, the dusky surfer leaves the less amphibious white far behind on the track.
The Hawaiian performs a variety of feats on his surf-board while the European is busy keeping his balance, though I have seen some splendid exhibitions, of skill given by white residents.
Standing on, kneeling on, and sitting astride the board are some varieties of the sport.
To become really proficient requires a great deal of practice.
Those who wish to experience an innumerable variety of tumbles arc recommended to try to stand on a surf-board just as the wave is breaking.
To the native it is like second nature, and one of his favorite methods of demonstrating his complete mastery of the art is to balance himself on one foot at the psychological moment of the "shoot."
The white usually prefers the more comfortable attitude of lying over his board, using it as a propeller.
Many lady bathers affect the surf-board in the same manner, though few attempt to accomplish the more skilful methods of their dusky sisters, who are often as dextrous as the men.

To the native children surfing is naturally a great joy.
It is a delightful sight to see a number of small boys crowded into a canoe come tumbling over the breakers with happy shouts of laughter.
The Hawaiian small boy is probably the most amphibious creature in the world.

Having little to fear of sharks he will dive into the depths of the sea for a nickel; and by haunting the big steamers he makes
quite a considerable income.
He is a
merry little fellow full of good humor and mighty proud of his aquatic accomplishments.

Shooting the unbroken wave
The rich blase American who has dropped down to the Islands in search of rest and peace, and who has little scope to exercise his spending proclivities, is a source of continual revenue to the Hawaiian small boy.
And, like the call-boy, he "knows a thing or two."

The American has not walked far from the palatial Moana Hotel before the native urchin has got his measure.

The pretty Hawaiian greeting of welcome always fetches the jaded visitor.
"Dive off the pier for a nickel, mister?"

When the "mark" proves a good one the small boy is equal to the occasion.
He performs the funniest antics conceivable in the water, doing his utmost toward his personal discomfort so as to raise a laugh.
He cares nothing for admiration of his skill so long as he can amuse the spectator, for the small boy knows that the American will always pay well for a laugh.
So the nickel soon becomes dimes, and the small boy (who has perhaps gathered in considerable force by this time) next lures the visitor on to the more profitable exhibition of shooting the breakers.
 "Two bits (equivalent to a shilling) is now his fee, and many a dollar have I seen gone to enrich the candy or chewing-gum trust in this manner.

By the waters of Waikiki on a moonlight
night is a scene that in itself justifies Hawaii's melodious title "The Paradise of the Pacific."
There seems to be always a soft glow of warmth in the air on Honolulu nights.
The climate is much the same
all the year round, and surfing is therefore perpetual.
But there is no bathe like the evening bathe at Waikiki, with the low tropic sunset blooming like a bed of roses behind the palms.

I once went to a lu-au at
A lu-au may be a native feast, where dusky maids, half-dressed, dance the hula-hula, and everybody gorges themselves with poi- or,
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 as in this instance (seeing that the term lias been borrowed with the white man's aptitude for using the expressions of the despised black) it may be an American party- the equivalent of a musical evening.
This particular lu-au was decidedly original, I thought, though I afterwards discovered that it is a common custom in Honolulu.

Instead of the usual musical evening, approved of by the conventions,the guests were invited to surf-bathe.
A number of dressing rooms were provided, and attendants bussed around taking orders for cocktails, ice-cream sodas, gin fizzes, and other libations every time they caught a guest on shore.
Most of the ladies wore a modest skirt costume, with stockings, while the gentlemen were garbed in Canadians.
When the guests were not surfing they were disporting themselves on the beach, this resort being, fortunately for them, beyond the jurisdiction of the Mayor of Waverley.
It was the pleasantest musical evening I ever attended.
Nobody was "a mean thing" for leaving their music behind; nobody had bad colds; nobody attempted to get into the
Melba class with an Alhambra Music Hall voice, and the interminable tenor, who dependeth not on absent music, and is always willing to oblige, was conspicuously absent.
But there was music.
Yes, plenty of it, for
at different times throughout the evening the guests would assemble on the beach and lift their voices in a glorious ensemble, giving charming effect to some such masterpiece as that delightful rhapsody by Beethoven— or was it Meyerbeer- ''Somewhere In My Heart I've Got a Feeling for You."

Abducting women from the surf seems to
have been a favorite sport of the old chiefs of Hawaii.
The story of Hina, the Helen of Hawaii, is a legend which Is supposed to show the conditions that existed on the islands in the early part of the twelth century.
Hina was coveted by a bold young buccaneer, who hovered around the breakers in his canoe while Hina surfed.
The young blood at length seised Hina as she was poising herself for a "shoot," carried her in his canoe to a bar go that lay in wait, and bore her off to another island.
Hina's husband, the abductor's old enemy, searched for her for 15 years, and then her two sons, grown to manhood, discovering her whereabouts, led a successful assault on the island.
But although the husband of Hina had the satisfaction of spearing the robber chieftain who had stolen his wife, he could not regain the love of Ilinu, which had long since been diverted to her abductor.
Getting a start
This and other Hawaiian legends prove that surfing was a decidedly risky sport for young married ladies, and should have been confined to elderly splnsters and others to whom abduction would not have had so many terrors.


There is another case known to students
of Hawaiian lore.
It Is the legend of "
Kelea, the Surf Rider of Maui."
A ballad written of her tells us that
"Wide is the sea to Kelea.
Swimming in the surf the fair Kelea,
Fairest of all swimmers,
Fearless in the swelling waters;
Long the hair of Kelea, wet on her shoulders;
Bright the eyes of Kelea, glancing at the sun.
O the wide sea!
O the open ocean!
Sought by many chiefs is Kelea;
Wedded to the waves is Kelea."

Lo-Lale, a chief of the island of Kauai,
50 years of age, and unmarried, sent his cousin in a canoe to find a wife for him.
He found Kelea,
"Swimming out beyond the breakers,
Rolling In the springs of water.
O, the open sea!"

And Kelea became the bride of Lo-Lale, who
was very proud of her.
But when Kelea came to Ewa, on the coast, she saw a crowd of nobles and retainers in the surf, and her old passion for the water returning, she borrowed a surf-board and swam out beyond the breakers," excelling all the other swimmers in the mad race for the shore."
The chief who had abducted her from the island of Maui had fallen In love with Kelea, and, meeting her in the surf, he saw his opportunity.
So as soon as Kelea, after a daring "shoot" that excited the admiration of all the nobles and retainers, had touched
the beach he threw a mantle over her (which in Hawaii was a token of marriage) and carried her, not unwilling, to his home, leaving Lo-Eale for ever lamenting.

Surf boat and Surf board
1910 'SURFING WA[?]KIKI', The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), 28 October, p. 8. (LATEST EDITION), viewed 29 Jun 2016,

Albert Goldie
After appearing in theatres in Honolulu in 1903, Albert Goldie began his writing for the Australian press around 1906, with domestic article and some from his travels overseas,
After  working as the press agent to J. C. Williamson's Theatre Company, he.toured the East with international artists as a business manager and agent in 1908,
and also married Dulcie Deame.

Albert Goldie toured Australia heading a pantomime company of 50 artists in 1910 and in 1913 he went to London representing a Sydney multimillionaire, Arthur Rickard, entrusted with promoting and installing an Australasian exposition there in 1916.
In 1922 he was one of the scriptwriters of a silent film, A Daughter of Australia.

Illustration by Jardine
Australian Dictionary of Biography:
 Walter Lacy Jardine

Night Blooming Cereus
the (Nella) Melba class with an Alhambra Music Hall (London) voice 

A Champion
A.R. Gurrey Jr.:  Duke Kahanamoku, Waikiki, 1910.
Initially appearing as an advertising logo, it was included in Gurrey's 
Surf Riders of Hawaii. Honolulu, 1911-1914.

Shooting the unbroken wave
Later painted by John Prendergast as Surfboard Riders, 1910, right.
Printed inThe New Hawaiian Girl, a play by Ella Wilcox, Gay & Hancock, London, 1910.

The Daily Telegraph
3 November 1910, page 5.

Recently the Warringah Shire Council received a complaint concerning the use of surf-boards at Freshwater.
The matter was referred to the police, with a request that action should be taken as the use of boards in the breakers was considered dangerous and should be prohibited.
- Noted in S&G Champion: Drowning, Bathing and Life Saving (2000) page 131.

Evening Bulletin
Honolulu, November 19, 1910, page 6.

Credited with the fastest passage of the year from Australia, the British ship Poltalloch, Captain Armstrong arrived at San Francisco on October 26, fifty-eight days from Newcastle.
The Poltalloch sailed from Newcastle August 29 and had fine weather to the equator, which was crossed twenty six days out in longitude 167 west.
To latitude 25 north, variable winds were encountered and to 40, north strong southeast to south west gales.
The square rigger was off port three days in a dense fog.

Chronicling America
Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, November 19, 1910, 3:30 EDITION, Image 6
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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, November 23, 1910, page 4.

Chronicling America
Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, November 23, 1910, 2:30 EDITION, Image 4
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Evening Bulletin.
Honolulu, December 5, 1910, page 4.

The Bulletin welcomes the Mid-Pacific Magazine as the latest addition to the publications purposed to benefit Hawaii.
Alexander Hume Ford has brought forth a production of which Hawaii may feel proud.
The January number contains 164 pages of reading matter and many halftone cuts illustrative of Hawaii and the Pacific, all on the most expensive gloss paper.
No expense seems to have been spared to make the Mid-Pacific Magazine an output of high standard in the printer's art.
The advertisements in the magazine, that support it, run for the year 1911, so that the Mid-Paclllc Magazine comes with a certainty of regularity, and as a promotion publication, outside of its splendid literary qualifications.
The Mid-Pacific.Magazine should be welcomed by every well-wisher of Hawaii.

Chronicling America
Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, December 05, 1910, 2:30 EDITION, Image 4
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The Hawaiian Star.
Honolulu, December 5, 1910, page 4.

The Mid-Pacific Magazine is about to appear simultaneously in London, Boston, New York, San Francisco and Sydney.
This new Hawaiian magazine edited and published by Alexander Hume Ford is a Honolulu product pure and simple from start to finish, and it has the best aloha of The Star.
It is something to be proud of that on this little pinpoint in the Pacific is published a 104-page monthly magazine that vies with the best.
There is probably no magazine in the world that publishes more half-tone cuts than does the Mid-Pacific,: and no mainland or European magazine uses better paper.
From beginning to end the magazine carries forth to the outside world interesting stories, splendidly illustrated, of things that happen in Pacific lands.
It is interesting to the home reader because it tells of all the countries of the Pacific.
As promotion literature for foreign reading the Mid-Pacific Magazine will stand the best advertisement that Hawaii or any other land has ever put forth.
All success to Alexander Hume Ford and his ambitious effort to bring Hawaii before the readers of every English-speaking country on the globe.

Chronicling America
The Hawaiian star. (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912, December 05, 1910, SECOND EDITION, Image 4
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The Sun
Sydney, 15 December 1910, page 5.


On Sunday large crowds foregathered at the south and north ends of the Manly beach, and although the breakers were not as good as might be, owing to the continuous nor'-easters that have prevailed, bathers had an enjoyable time.
The beaches at Bondi, Coogee, Freshwater, and Maroubra were also well patronised.

Early in the season there were numerous complaints from bathers at Freshwater regarding swimmers using the surf-shooting board, to the danger of people bathing in their Immediate neighborhood, and Constable Miller, who controls the legal destinies of Freshwater, immediately got to work in drastic style to remedy the evil.
No notice having ben taken of his warnings, the constable took tho affair into his own hands, and smashed up a whole lot of the boards.
The boards used were small, square ones, not like those employed by tho South Sea Islanders.

1910 'AMONG The BREAKERS', The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), 15 December, p. 5. (LATEST EDITION), viewed 05 Nov 2016,

The Sun
Sydney, 22 December, page 9.

At the South Steyne spectators have been interested during tho week in the efforts of Mr. J. Gunning to overcome the difficulties of the surf-shooting board.

Tho board used is the same as that employed by the South Sea Islanders, and the well-known Manly Surf Club member is confident of riding the breakers upstanding on the board before very long.
At present, lying prone, he manages the shoots with great skill and gracefulness.

1910 'AMONG The BREAKERS', The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), 22 December, p. 9. (FINAL EXTRA), viewed 05 Nov 2016,



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3 November 1910 : 
Biddell (Coogee SLC) - Honolulu.
20 Entries for Surfboard Contest - Waikiki.
Swell Fails to Arrrive for Contest - Films - Gromets' Food Fight - Waikiki.
Preparations for Clark Contest, Pathe Freres Films - Waikiki.
Contest Program - Waikiki.
Surf Nymph on Stage - Tivoli, Sydney.
Lifesaving Carnival - Lady Surf-shooters - North Steyne.
A. J. McLeod's Surf Films - Holtville.
Columbia Park Boys visit Ohau -  Los Angles.
Lifesaving Carnival - Surf-shooters - Manly.
Freeth Contacted for California Exhibitions - Honolulu.
Poltalloch Arrives - Sydney.
J. Levy Visits Waikiki - Broken Hill.
L.F. Cockroft Returns from Surfing Holiday - San Francisco.
Surfboard Riding Hawaiian Musicians - Asbury Park. 
Complaints About Surfboards - Freshwater.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
The maid of the summer surf / Leon V. Solon.
Illustration shows a woman wearing a swimsuit, standing on a large fish that is splashing through waves.