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Supplement to the SatiirJay Press, September 24th, 1881.
Scraps from the Volcano House Register. I pnsitiu by. 'ilii MmUf trAtrocnt could not bo
i i.ui jiumr, mi runner vin ii rniiK mr invited
it!urts were, nml Imt c inseil u pl ilcai al com
mi lit front IhiIIi riathe nml foitigntP'.
Tlio tcliM nmtle M WnilnliTt l.v tlio 1'ririce
Hep nt nml !VtMiiw(rr Otneril Kniim, weie In
I KhhI fiirm rtnil I'licuarifiiiC. fflicltoni Anil con
j grntnlntorr, .1. W. Kulan. lioweiir. m.idp n liot
isinerli cnflliiR foreigners "enemies." nml arcing
tlio nntiw to vntp for true Ilnunlir.n, lovers of
hliiB nml rami try. This wit nli the gist of Siiuou
Hani' reecli nl llllo riceiitly. Mict.
Imlertlie uln.vc kerntlug ue shall imhllUili
flip .Snrnim l'r..H n number of InterrMlni;
exlrticM f nini ll'f rt-xiei llw' ban lit en kept nt
the Volcano Houm nt the critter of Kil.ine:i, for
Oi(int nix jenrs.,
Kii-ii'ru, Tlitirnlny, IVIi. 2d, IW.
the tf-liiuony o nil tlnrnbi vixitctl tlic Mil
onno of Kll.men jcsiinnto, fe tim to indicate tlmt
thercwitu much Krrnter ncllvlty njiimrrnt thirty
or forty jenrs (, limn tliPtr in nt iireeiit.
About tlio Uxinnim; of the tirev?ut century
Irnditlon hivs lint n jvirty of wnrriorn from Ililo
on tlirlr Trnv to Knn, under Kroun. nbrotlicr of
Knraeli.iiiieli.i I., wen- killed while de'-remlitii' the
Ior front Kitntira to Knn, by tlio falling of n
cloud of hot cinders thrown out by the volcsinu.
nrvun iiiiuseii, inking n uincieni ninii will! n pan
of liM men eMSiiictl iitilmined. This ncconnt ii
considered reliable nml may lie foiiml in the his
toric of these island", iinJ Indicates n, Kieatcr
activity than nt present.
In Sctitemlier, l-t. n crack opened in the north.
iMiikof tlm crater varying from time ttsixor
eijjhl fet in width, nml beiiu: Mime miles in
IniKth. It ns llrst observed bv J, 11. Conev,
Km., while on his way to Knu. "It crossed tlie
oad from the Volcano Home to Knn, upon tlie
hich Hnd at the north wide of the crater.
For wine years previous to lsW3. the inot of the
flres visible were to lie seen nt or in the icinitytof
the lake in the youth-went ivut of the, crater, but
m Hay or June, 1KB, there was nn extenMvc vntp
tion in the northern part of the crater, which
flowed over perhaps one-third of the whole basin
of the crater, the fresh lava covering perhaps oer
: ihcus.ind acred.
Since that time, the second or small lake nt the
northern sUle of the crater has been formed, nnd
eeni to have become n, permanent Institution.
'I he two lakes are perhaps n mile nnd n half npart.
lhere is more or less smoke, issuinp; from mnnv of
the crncks in n line between the two lakes.
0. 11. Guxick.
KtLici-v, Hawaii, Aug. 2, 3, 4, lr-fi.1.
The undersigned left Ililo nt SiV)A. it. on tlie 1st
of Ancnst 1S05, nnd nrrived nt the imlum on the
brink or the crater nt C:t." r. ir., nnd nil enjoyed n
hearty supper. Professor William l Hinijhnm,
of Ikwton, Mass., f special correspondent of the
Xawrenco Scientific School, nnd Smithsonian In
stitute) together with Mr. Charles Wnlcolt Urooks,
of San Frnuci'co, Gil., went down into the crater,
and pnsseJ tho night within ten feet of the edge of
the boiling cauldron. Tlie scene was truly grind.
Mount Vcj-uvius is nothing compared to it. And
this Invn is of nu entirely different nature. 1'rof.
Hinghamnnd Mr. Urooks Wire startled out of n
sound sleep nt 1 o'clock in the morning by n vio
lent puff of sulphurous vapor, from which they
left in a remarkablo hasty manner, leaving
blankets, etc., behind them. After this had passed
away, they returned to tho brink of the fake of
white liquid fire, and remained until o"3 a. a.,
when they visited the new crater, nnd then return
ed to the (islnm to breakfast. During the day
they Tisited other parts of the volcano. The bal
ance of the party spent the night of August 3d in
the crater. Prof, lliugham returned to Ililo, nnd the
balance of the party vtith a troop of servants
jiassed on to Kealnkenkua bay.
CiiAiit-Ks Walcott Rbooks.
There arc three wx-ekli.s printed in this'city, in
the Hawaiian Innguage, nnd thce, to n large ma
jority of the readers of the Vtasn, nre simply seal
ed books. The foreign born denizens nnd subjects
of the King nre iu ignorance of the quality of the
mental pabulum that is being provided for tho
native race and tho Hnwaiiaus aro great readers.
The newspapers Knohyi, Ka Ilumiii Vat A Inn and
the Eltlt each circulate from three to fivo thou
sand conies weekly. Tho first named is conducted
by tho Key. II. II. Parker, the second by Hon. J
tf. Kawainui, and tho last by the Cummtreinl Ail
miner Association. Wo deem it to be only pro
per that one part of the general public should
know in wlint way the opinions of another part nre
sought to be created nnd their actions influenced
through that powerfnl medium, the press; nnd
therefore we propose to give our readers from
time to time n brief summary of the utterances of
the native newspapers, on subjects of general nnd
Tho KuoL-m at last Saturday, takes the I'ae A inn
to task for having stated that "the newspapers of
America publish the rumor tliat the King is about
Felling these islands," and informs its cotem
Iorary, and tho KUU, which also gave largo
space to the same story, that no American news
papers of standing or weight give nny credit what
ever to the iitory. Hut tho last Usue of the I'ar
Ainu has a paragraph on tho same subject, which
we translate :
"We hear that tho Premier of a friendly
government lias written hero to say that if it is
propuseu 10 sen iU0 Hawaiian jsianua in order to
pay tho debt incurred by tho King's Journey
around tho world, it will bo well to inform his gov
ernment before selling." In a leading article in
aious to retain tuts power in our own bands, and
i something too valuable to be parted with for
oucy. Tho Portuguese and Chinese, in
;cordanco with tho customs of their countries,
thesamo journal (I'ae . I mi) tho writer says that
" vv e tlawaitans nave iu our bands tho power to
elect tho Iteprescntatives ; let us bo careful and
jealous to retain this power in our own hands, and
are unlet and take no interest in our nubllo affairs.
Hut other nationalities among us evince a very
ttroug liking to have a hand in government and
sometimes they actually bg for office, either for
themselves or their friends, through whoso iunu
ence they expect to get their own interests for
warded." Occasionally a queer advertisement appears.
The writer of the following means business : "To
all who shall read this. The undersigned has sta
tioned, in his fruit garden in Kalihi, n man with a
gun, with strict orders to shoot all trespassers
thereon between sunset nnd suurlse."
Uich c! tte mtivo papers devotes a largo space
to translations of novels nnd tales, which, how
ever, are frequently of a trashy or sensational
nature. The room would bo better occupied by
useful information on practical subjects. And n
good deal of space is occupied by wordy corre
spondents on matters of trivial importance.
When the ltoyol party arrived at Mnllko, Kapule,
an independent kanaka, a non-office-seeker, who
makes his living as a cane planter, asked them if
they would honor him by attending a feast at his
house. They agreed to, and be prepared a feast at
considerable expense, but John M. Kapona was tho
only one who put in an appearance, the others
Late Foreign News.
The. following items of foreign news to Septem
ber 1st nre from San Francico papers received nt
Knhulul by the I'un n , nnd forwarded to this
Ho rimciwn, Septemlcr 1st. On August 81t
a rascally nttempt nt whole alo murder nnd rob
bery wns made on the Central Pacific Hallway
near (Miie Jlorn, nt .Mill's station, five miles nboe
Coliiix, by shifting the rails to throw the train off
the truck. As soon as tho locomotive left the track
the engineer stopped the train with tho nir brakes.
The train was delayed eight hours but tho robbers
failed to secure nny booty.
Kewards nmountiug to $12,000 have been oflered
for the captuie of these miscreant", and it is sup
posed that the temptation will probably make one
of the gang turn states evidence. It wns generally
believed that the main reason for stopping the
train was to obtain po-se&iou of the person of
Col. Fnir, who was n passenger nnd to play
the mnsom game of the Italian nnd Greek brigands.
Ixjnpos. Ang. 31. A dispatch from Capo Town
states that the steamer Ttnton, having on board
H7 passengers nnd a crew of eighty persons, has
been wrecked, 'ihe vessel struck n rock, but
floatrd off nnd was in the net of putting back to
iwrt when she Rank. A majority of those on board
perished. All the omcen were drowned. A cor
lespondcut nt Cni Town says that three boats
were lowered, one of which fonndtred alongside
the stenraer, nnd the other two have nrrived at
Simou Town, con'niniug twenty-three of the crew
nnd four passengers. 'Ihe Union Mnil Stentner
Company states that twelve of the passengers were
Another di-patch from ;ipc Town savs: The
TrHloii'n boats which nrrived nt Simon Town lav
on their oars till daylight, but nothing was to be
seen, nnd it is feared that the third boat, with fif
teen women nnd children on board, is lost. The
captain struggled iu the water for some time, but
The British corvette IMo has proceeded to the
scene of the wreck. The TtxtM arrived nt Cap
Town from Knglaud. on Monday. She landed
some nnd embarked other passengers, nnd pro
ceeded on her voynge to Algoa bav and other
ports. Quoin Point is near Algoa bav and is the
scene of tho previous wreck of a "Union Mail
Pamr, Aug. 31. Tho expenses of the Trench
campaign have already reached 04,000,000 francs.
Ono of tho Trench columns, l.a.0 strong, hns
arrived at Haiamarnet. 'Ihe Arabs have sur
rounded the French camp, but nre kept at a dis
tance by the gunboats lying off Hammamet.
These have thrown sixty shells among the in
vaders. London, Aug. 31. At a largo meeting of tenant
farmers and others, in Comity Down, yesterday,
they expressed great satisfaction with the Land
Kill. 'Iwo imprionis! "suspects" were released
on signing documents pledging themselves to ab
stain from nssault or violence.
After speaking at Strnbane, yesterday, rarnell
proceeded to Deny, where, shortly before tho com
mencement of the proceedings Captain Hcersford,
Aid-ele-Ctmp to the Duke of Aberdeen, when tho
Duke was iccroy of Ireland, ascended tho plat
form and liegan to denounce the agitators. Cap
tain Heersford was soon attacked by his listeners,
nnd hnd to bo rescued by the police."
New Yobk, Aug. 31. A dispatch from London
sajs: The low-lying land in Lancashire was flood
ed by heavy rains jesterday. Similar reports
evame from Cheshire, where almost the entire crop
is still on tho ground. The rainfall around Dar
lington is estimated at lHMons per acre in eigh
teen hours. In East Hiding. Yorkshire, oats and
barley sheaves are still standing in pools of water.
The same accounts continue to come from nearly
all parts of the country.
He Thought he was the Tiest Liar.
A ninn who lookoel a bit hartl up, bnt
line u pleasnut faco anil n biuooth aetilresF,
walkctl into tho office of a railroael run
ning west anil askeel for tho Superiuton
tlent. "Whim conducted to that officer's
dehk, ho began:
" I want tlio favor of n pass to Buffaly,"
" Can't have it 1" was tlio prompt reply.
"I especteel that answer, and am pro
pared for it. I did not come hero with a
taloofwoo. I ha vo not been robbed. No!
Not a rob. I elid not looso my money on
tho street. I am not obliged to rush homo
to seo my wifo die. I am not a consumptive
who is anxious to get homo and dio among
my friends. All theso pleas aro old."
" Yes very old and thin."
"And yet I want a pass to Buffalo. I
feel that I have a right to ask it."
"On what grounds!"
"This morning I saved tho life of a pas
senger on ono of your transfer boats. He
was a big, red-whiskeretl man named
Clark. Had ho gone overboarel it would
htivo cost yon perhaps 50,000 to settle the
"Clark! Big man with red whiskers!
AVrecheel man, you know not what you
did ! That's tho man who has already got
a claim for $20,000 against us for breaking
his leg. If you had only let him go over
lxard wo could havo settled with his heirs
for less than quarter that amount. Get
out ! go away I You havo taken thou
sands of dollars out of our pockets by your
Tito beat walked out without a word bnt,
as he reacheel tho door ho was heard to
grumblo : "I thought I was tho best liar
Ion the Atlantic Coast, but J might as well
, hang up from this dcnl."
' The Coming Transit of Venus.
The nest transit of Venus over tho sun's
' surface will occur on tlio m'xlli ilnv nt T.
cember. lKfei. the Inst having occurred Do
cember 0, 187-1. At thnt tinni extensive
preparations had been tnnde all over tho
world, and expeditions were sent to tho
most distant parts of Africa nnd America
m order to test fully the improved instru
ments which the ingenuity of modern sci
entists have devised. On this account tho
transit of the eoming year is doubly im
portant, first, because all questions which
thu application of new instruments gave
rise- to, all mi-calculations or individual
differences of observation nnioner tlm ns.
tronomers who took part, will b verified
and set at ie-t; and, secondly, because an
other transit of the kind will not tako
place for a period of one hundred and
twenty years, when tho most incipient as
tronomers of our day will havo been for
gotten. The question which is still left in doubt,
and which the transit of 1882 can go far
toward settling, is the exact distance from
tho sun to the earth an uncertainty which
at present hinders all exact calculations
concerning the magnitude of tlio whole
The first transits of Venus which were
observed were thoso of lfilll nnd li'.:i)
neither of which contributed anvthing to
science. That of 1701, tho noxt "in order,
gave no valuable data, and its successor of
17G9, although it elicited much serious at
tention, left the preciso value of tho paral
lax in doubt even at tho timo of the last
observations on December 0, 1874.
Then the event attracted universal at
tention, scientific observations were made
at various points as far north and south as
possible, and many valuablo data were col
lected, which awaits tho only positivo
proof that can be given them during this
or the coming century. For tho follow
ing year still more extensivo preparations
aro making, and there is every prospect
now that the scientific results then to be
obtained will settle all matters now in dis
pute or doubt.
How Officers Were Once Paid.
It is not a generally known historical
fact, that from 1707 to 1784 tho territory
now known as Tennessee formed a part of
North Carolina, and that in 1785 tho Ten-ne-seeans.
becoming disatisfied with tho
Government, organized a Government
under the name of " Franklyn," which was
maintained for some years. Tho State
organization afterward disbanded, and
Territorial Tennessee was again annexed
to North Carolina. Tho following is
nmong tho laws passed by tho Legislature
of the Stato of Franklyn. Vo copy it as.
found in a speech by Daniel Webster, on
the currency, in 1887 :
Bo it enacted by tho General Assembly
of tho State of Franklyn; and it is hereby
enacted by tho authority of the same, that
from tlio first day of January, 1700, tho
salaries of tho officers of this Common
wealth bo as follows :
His Excellency, tho Governor, per an
num, 1,000 deer skins.
His Honor, tho Chief Justice. 500 deer
Tho Secretary of his Excellency, tho
Governor, 500 raccoon skins.
Tlio Treasurer ejf tho State, 450 raccoon
Each County Clerk, 350 beaver skins.
Clerk of the Houso of Commons, 200
Members of tho Assembly, per diem 3
Justices' feo for bigning a warrant, ono
To the Constable for serving a warrant,
one mink skin.
Enacted into a law tho 18th of October
1789, under tho great seal of tho State.
Place of Worship.
Seaxik's IlETUEts-Ilev S C Damoi,, Chaplain, King
street, near thu.hatlor' Home. I'ri-acMric at U a w
beau free, babluili school before Ilia morning ervlce,
I'raycr meeting on Wcdnelay fvrmincs at if o'clock.
Foi.ThTiiciTCuui-cii Itev J.A.C'riuiii rator,corna
ot lVrt and IK-rtiauia ttreett. I'reiichln; on Sundays
at 11 a x nml 7!i r M. Salilutli School at 10 a k.
S.T Anduiw'd Catiieuiul KnglUh servicer i lit Ilev
the Illrhop or Honolulu and Itev Thoi Ulackunrn. Ha
waiian errlcn Itev Alex Macklntuoh. 6-. Holy
Coniiuanlon; U.iW, Matlm and Sermon (Ilanallan)! 11,
Matlnt. l.ltnny and Sermon (Kn;;ll.u); 4, Kicmonc
(HanaUau); .no, Krcnaoui; and Sirmvii (Kn;ll.hl.
ItoMAN Catholic Ohuiicii- Under the ciinrle of lit
Itev tliiticujlfilzret.aitlitcd !y Iter Illihop lirnnann;
Fort tireei. near Ucretanla. Si nice, every bunday at
10 a x and 2 ! m.
Kawaiaiiao Cliuncu Itev II II Parker, 1'attor, Kim;
treit, above tho 1'alaee. Service. In Hawaiian every
Sunday at It a . babUth School at 10 a m. KvenlnK
ervlceat7M o'clock, alternailua with Kaamalaiilll.
Ulitrtct meeting In varloui chapel at 3.a r M. I'raver
meeting every tOdncidayal ,) r .
SEKT. 1HT BAVT KO, SS&, 3AWX MV
the l.o'.oAfiut'ar Co.oitilcnr llacLfclil A Co, In
favor of JJau.cl bimrla, uai lo.t. The Under will
nleaie retkra Ihe sam to II. llackfcld A Co. a pay.
intntlut beca Hopped, bl 3l
J. NOTT & Co
TIN, COPPER & SHEET IRON WORKERS
I'liiiiiiH'i'S, us Fitters,
anil Tin Hoofers,
Ktejiin Mock, All Klndmif Material III. Mioe
Unef, and of
BEST WORKING BRANDS
And arc Prepared to Kxecule any nnd
ILL KIHOS WORK IS THESE BRUMCHES
Shins' anil, Schooners' (.'aliooses,
cooMnrr rapacity fur HM men.
ILVE EI TAL8:
Sheet Lead, bheit Cupper, Shcri Zinc,
lnhiml7il nml Illack Mint Iron, If, fnCOcnuce;
lloxraTln I'lnle, lc. 1.x, Ixx, lxxx;
Copper bleam l'lpe, !4 in I In;
bhect Copper, Id tn DO nt.. to equarc foot,
tlncid and rloun:
llrn Solder, TinmniiV Solder, Copper nnd Ilra Wire,
Galvanized W'uter l'lpe. i' j, 1. l!j. 1J,,S In;
Full .Wortmcnl of Klho, Tt, Unions, etc.
Water t'loelr-, Cal Iron and Lead Soil l'lpe,
llosclllbbo, btoit Cocks, l'laln lllbbs.
Silver I'lated and Xlckel llusln Cock nnd rings,
Combination Cocks, for cold nnd hot water;
llo'Q Coiiplin;i, Tubular Shower llends,
Hath Tnbs. Hop and Ccppers,
CaM Iron Mnkn, boldermi; Coppers,
l'lpe and Oa Tung,
Ualv. Circulating Holler, for supplying bath sink,
Ac, ltS hot water;
Lead Pipe, !5 to !! In.
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
PER F. S. THOMPSON.
OXC TO SIX LIOHTS;
Library, Hall, llracket, Students' and
Now on Hand, a Fine Asst.
Granite Iron Ware,
-Mrs. I'otts sad-irons. Slew Fans, -Milk Hollers, l'.lscnl
Toilet Sets, Jelly .Moulds, large m-orlment; Dust
bcrub. Shoe, Yard and Muhle Ilriithes, Flour and Jelly
Vevej, Corn Uroom. Shoe Illacklng, Door Mats, ltugs,
w. uui.n mixer, wimping irons, Fauco fans, tinned
and enameled; Chopping Trays and Knltcs, Wire -Meal
Covers. Clothe! 1'ln-, Stove Polish, (Jem Pans,. Cake
Crockery & Glassware '.
Such as Cups nnd Saucers, Plates. 3! to 10!5 Inches
In diameter; llowl.. I!aker, Soup Tureens, Vegetable
llfsucs, Jtllk and Cream Pitcher., Ewers and flaslnp.
Chambers, Tnmblers, (ioblets. Finger Howls, Hotter
and Sugar Dishes, Cake Stands, etc , tic
Carriage and Cart Material !
To Arrive ox T. S. Thompson nnd
Felloes, Kims, Spokes, Kinsley's Axles, ditto halt
Patent Huggy Carriago Holts, ditto Lamps, hulkv 111ms
and bnokes, llugsy shafts, Whlfflctrees, Ferrules, Ac.
Also, Horse and Mule Shoes, ditto Noll...
, OOlt MOTTO-" Nimble Sixpence,"
"And wo Intend to fight It out nn this line."
.T. IVOTT Ac Co.
Honolulu, Sept. ljtli, ls.il. M ly
BY THE LATEST ARRIVALS
IIIO.II MAX I'ltAXt'lht'O
WK IIAVK JIKCKIVKI) A JiAltOK
addition to our former slock of ship Chandlery
bhlp Stores, Provisions, ic., Ac, which give us tu
Greatest Assortment of Goods
Kept on thee Inlands, all f which will be sold at the
Lowest Market Prices, as usual. Our friends ond ths
public generally aro respectfully Invited to examine
'-' "Hi HOLLKS & CO
Per City of Sydney.
I OO JtAf JS VI KhT QUALITY l'OTA.
I toes. Ha.'. Mlur-Wii Onions
California Palry Hotter. In SO lbs kegs, and -I JIu
tlli.s Jar., put m Uxprejsly for our Trade.
Ku.teriiCodnh,llonelcs Codfish, Fa. Urn Hams,
l.a.urn llarun. Count English HrtukfastTia,
Iu & lb Imxss. .Comet Oolong Tea, S lb boxes,
Salmon, pilot llread, Crackirs, and Cake, Medium
llrtwd In Cuo.
h!m:aks ron itself i
riSHER'O CHAMPAGNE CIDE.
so well and favorably known In this community, can
ft""'- Call l and cool yourselves,
Honolulu, Jauuary IT, lu. m j,n