The New Student's Reference Work/Honolulu
Honolulu (hō′nō-lo͞o′lo͞o), the capital (population 52,183), of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands, which in 1898 were annexed to the United States and attached for military purposes to the department of California. This city is situated close to the southwestern coast of Oahu (See Hawaii). The islands were, on June 14, 1900, constituted as the territory of Hawaii, after an act had been passed declaring the inhabitants to be citizens of the United States and of the Territory of Hawaii. Honolulu has electric street railways and is lighted with electricty. There are railways on the island, and there is cable communication with San Francisco, the line having been opened on Jan. 1, 1903. Nearly every family in Honolulu, it is said, has its telephone — so amply equipped is the city.