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The Hawaiian Islands

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,849 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.7
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 697
Added to site: 2009.07.13
mnybks.net#: 24686
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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amusement is not prohibited, such as riding, boating, shooting, etc., and the Government Band plays at the public park at Waikiki every Sunday afternoon.

PHYSICIANS.

In every district of the Islands the Government supports a doctor, who gives his services to indigent Hawaiians free of charge--others have to pay. In many places there are physicians settled who carry on a private practice.

TELEPHONES.

The Islands of Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii have telephones to every accessible point. The rent of the instrument is moderate, and a small charge is made for those who do not care or cannot afford to possess an instrument of their own. On Maui the telephone is at present established only in part.

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE ISLANDS.

Communication between the Islands is by steamer; of these some seventeen are constantly plying from port to port, affording weekly communication with the capital. The regular passenger steamers are well fitted with cabins, have electric bells and elec

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