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THE MAUI NEWS
-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1908
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ALOHA LODGE NO. !J KNIGHTS
Regular meetings will lie held nl
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on Saturday, October 17, Ul.
AH visiting members arc cordially
invited to attend.
J. H. NELSON, C..C.
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LODGE A1AU1, No. 1)84, A. P. & A. M.
Slated meetings will bo held ut
Masonic Hall, Kuliului, on t Ik; first
Saturday night, of each moalli at 7 .BO
Visiting biolliron ari' cordially in
I). G. LINDSAY U W. y.
t. f. Secretary.
(Continued (rota l'ajjc I.)
across, is filled with cones of sand
and lava each a small crater in it
self, the mined chimneys of this
great abode of the. gods. In these
respects the crater of Haleakala is
very like the remains of n vast build
ing but it has one characteristic
which (lisliiiL'inshcs it as a ruin in a
class by itself, and that is its color
uif,'. A mm gives the impression
of soinberness; the dull grays of the
masonry merge into the dark greens
of the shade loving vegetation ; ben
a bit of exposed cement relleeting
the light of the sun and there a
fresh shoot of the clinging vine only
serve to inipliasize the eiVect of
gloom, but Haleakala is a perfect
storehouse of color; heron brick-red
sand cone stands in .bold relief
against a gray wall, and in front of
the cone there spreads a wide
stretch of black shiny lava which,
though it has been cold for thou
sands ot years, looks as it the sur
face might break at any minute to
expose the sinister red beneath
One group of cones is made up of
cinders and stones more brilliant
and more varied than the provcr
hial rainbow colors. They shade
from Iho delicate pinks, lavendars
and greens to the deepest reds and
blues. Surely this is the remains of
the richly inosaiecd festal hall of
the gods, or else of their store house
of jewels. As a background to this
brilliantly hued spot, in the center
of the crater is another hill which
the natives say is the real naicaKa-
la; this, through thc ages, has been
weathered into soil and it is covered
with the thick vegetation of a shrub
by tree. In fact the Kauno side of
the crater, and the lava of the Kau
po'Gap is so old that it is almost
completely covered with a growth of
shrubs. Towering above all, the
walls, which have in the distance
that soft blue so dear to the artist's
heart, outline themselves against
the clear Hawaiian sky flecked with
This mountain is properly called
not Haleakala, but Alehc-ka-la
which means "Sun swearer" so
named beeaused of the legend of
".Maui Swearing the Sun."
Maui was the son of Haina-lau-ca
and Hina and they lived at Maka
lia on West Maui. Maui's mother,
Hina, made kapas and spread them
out to dry in the sun, but the days
were so short that no sooner had
she spread all her kapas out than
the sun wont down and she had to
take them all in again. Maui was
tilled with pity for her and deter
mined to ease her labors.
He first went to Lailohi in tla
makua on East Maui to observe the
motions of the great light. From
there he saw that it rose towards
liana, so he climbed Haleakala and
found that the path of the sun pass
ed directly over that' mountain. He
returned home again and went to a
place called I'acleloko at Waihec.
There lie cut down all the coeoanut
trees and gathered a great quantity
of the coeoanut husks which he
lnanufaetuied into strong cord.
. When the cord was completed
Maui again ascended Haleakala and
waited for the appearance of the
sun. When it reached a point above
where lie was stationed ho made a
nose of the cord and casting it, snar
ed one of the longer rays and broke,
it off. So be snared and broke off
one after another, all the rays of the
Then In' shouted exultingly,
"Thou art my captive and now I
will kill thee for going so swiftly."
lint the sun said, "Let me live,
and thou shalt see me go more slow
ly hereafter. Heboid, hast thou not
broken off my strongest legs, and
left me only the weak ones?"
So the agreement was made and
.Maui permitted the sun to pursue:
his course, and frotn that time on
the days weio longer.
At one place on .the rim of the
crater stands three hills of red sand,
omvof which is covered with a white
stone, whence it is called white hill
On one side of this Hill there an
numerous small circular walls of
According to a vague legend these
were once huts built for a camp by
a Kaupo chieftain who came up to
fight a chief from Kula. The site
of the battle is just below this hill
where sling stones have been found.
A place of great interest is a spot
called Pole's Pig Pen. This is a
ring of lava about seven feet high
and from one to seven feet thick,
situated between two hills. In the
thickest portion of the wall is a
small cave and there is a gap in
another place. Here Polo once kept
her favorite white pig, but one day
becoming enraged she vented her
wrath by breaking the wall of the
pen and slinging the pig out into
the sea. Soon after, filled with re
morse, she loft Haleakala for Ha
Every nook and corner of this old
craters shows new possibilities for
the imagination, 'flic Greeks would
have populated it with their deities
and no doubt the ancient Hawaiian
had their ideas of spirits who lived
in this wonderful place but only
very vague hints have come down
tons. Here is a ring of lava sur
rounding the liottomloss Pit; in this
groat solitude what crimes could not
be committed? How many victims
have the black depths swallowed up?
Or perhaps this is the passage way
of the spirits and demons from the
underworld who come to tempt and
torment mortals. The smooth stretch
of red sand at the side of this pit
would be a splendid -spot for their
Part way up one of the gorges on
the craters wall is a basin-like for-
niatidn of lava which even in the
dry summer weather often contains
water. Surely a Hawaiian nymph
lived there to guide the thirsty run
ner or messenger to the longed for
Caves are, numerous in the crater,
and are appropriately named:' Snake
cave, long and narrow and winding:
Keanainokuahi, a lava bubble; and
Hunter's Cave which is well adapt
ed for camping; but the most in
teresting of all is Crystal Cave. It
is very like an oblique crack and the
slanting floor is covered with large
boulders. The air is chill and the
darkness is oppressive and one feels
as if some dreadful object is about
to seize him from the gloom. Hut
all this is gone the instant the can
dle is lighted. The walls slant down
to dark shadows that suggest open
ings into caves beyond but what
ever of interest they hold is forgot
ten for the time. The ceiling of the
cave is a mass of dazzling white with
here and there a dash of bright
yellow. No mortal hand lias creat
ed this marvel. Is this an enchant
ed hall? Does this mass of rocks
and boulders hide more wonders?
Is an orgre about to issue from one
of those dark holds? One is glad to
reach the sunlight once more in
which the bright hues of this mon
strous hojd appear more vivid after
the gloom of the cave; but the sun
shine can not dissipate the super
natural element, the traditions and
the facination with which the air it
self is laden. A place of beauty,
wonder and awe is the ruined
"House of the Sun" Haleakala.
S. E. Kahuna
W. T. Robinson
Chas. K. Farden
.1. W. Kawaakoa
M. P. Waiwaiolo
A." .1. Gomes
E. 15. Carley
W. E. Saflery
L. M. Haldwin
W. P. Kaae
J. W. "Kabui
Molokai T. T. Meyer
Lahaina W. Ilenning
Wailuku R. A. Wadsworth
Makawao W. F. Pogue
liana W. P. Ilaia
Molokai Dibble K. Ilae
Lahaina C. R. Lindsay
Wailuku Clement Crowell
Makawao Edgar Morton
liana Levi Joseph
Continued from 1'ngc t.
has been almost everywhere in the
Islands and given attention to the
subject. On the historical side, too,
he is well equipped. Rut the .book
would have benefited if it had boon
read in manuscript or proof more
carefully for forms of expression,
and matter of style, and accuracy of
statement in other phases of the
subject. In one or two cases also,
what is cither an unconscious slip
of statement or a mistake of the
compositor has been allowed to go
through by the proof-reader. Of
this class is the statement on page
'22, in describing the engineering
feats accomplished in the construc
tion of irrigating ditches, that "the
big ditches have a daily capacity of
from :50,0()0 to S(),()()() gallons a
Of inaccuracies which though not
serious or important are neverthe
less blemishes in such a work are the
statements on page o0, that "the
district justices are appointed by the
governor, "-and that "the Federal
Government maintains a circuit
judge," otcf The "district justices,"
are not so styled, hut "district ma
gistrates,'' or .colloquially "police
judges," and are appointed by the
Chief Justice of the Territory. The
title of the Federal judge ns United
States district judge, not circuit
judge, though the eourf'over which
he presides has some circuit cvnirt
On page IS the sugar crop of the
year is understated by more than
More serious probably than any
of these however, because it invol
ves an error in physics, is the state
ment regarding artesian wells that
"the water rises in the boring
through the pressure of the incom
ing sea water, in Honolulu it does
not rise higher than -12 feet above
sea level." The application of the
simplest laws of physics to the sub
ject will make it elcar'that -the pros
sure of the incoming sea water could
not make the artesian water rise
above its own level, except by acti'on
oil the principle of the hydraulic
ram, and then it would be inter
mittent and not constant as is the
flow of the artesian wells.
It will be noticed that none of
these slips are on the side of geology
or topography, where the author is
particularly well fortified, nor even
on the historical side in which also
he seems exceptionally well equip
ped. In the matter of expression apd
stylo, while Mr. Raldwin has, in
general, clearness and a compact,
didactic style, he is occasionally
obscure, most frequently by using
terms which are really provincial
isms with making clear their mean
ing" either provincialisms without
making clear their meaning either
by definition or context. For in
stance the word "Pali" which is
purely local in its meaning and use
is nowhere defined in the book, and
is used loosely in two or three dif
ferent senses sometimes within the
compass of a single paragraph. Qn
page 103, speaking of Makawao it is
stated that "a well equipped foreign
church is centrally located etc."
This can, convey no clear or concise
idea to anyone not intimately fami
liar with our Island colloquialism,
and the use of the word , "foreign"
in uie sense in which it is- used in
this place is fast being abandoned as
we get farther away from the .con
ditions that made it a convenient
The almost universal use of the
term Chinaman or Chinamen,
throughout the book instead of
Chinese can hardly bo approved ip
a school text hook; and the state
ment that the Hawaiian Coinmor-
cial it Sugar Company's mjJl at-
I'uunene is tho largest sugar mil)
on earth," though true, is not the
way a stylist would say it,
Even some of the geological state
ments may arouse controversy. Mr.
Baldwin has adopted Or. S, E.
Uishop's theory of the short dura
tion of the outburst that created
Diamond Head and Punchbowl nnd
similar cones. And it is almost cer
tain that the opinion that there was
an outbreak on the slopes of. Halea
kala a hundred nnd fifty years ago
will be controverted.
Rut all of these minor inaccura
cies and others that there may .be,
can be easily eliminated in revision,
and in any event will not detract
from the real value of the book. As
a school text book the test of use
will determine its exact merits. As
a lMindhook of the Islands it is far
and away the best that has been
The Hoard of License Commissioners
for the County of Alaui, will hold n meet
ing at the public room in the Mnsoni
tetanic, kahului, on Tuesd
day of October, 1908, at 8 A. M
sider the application of Lf'n Kce, forM
Second Class License, Snloo'n-to-SetFTli- f
toxicating liquors nt I'ukoo, Molokai, in s
the extension of the premises now used
by him for store purposes at said Tukoo, )
under the provisions of Act no. Kiss(rm'
Laws of IQ07.
All protests or objections against the
issuance of a license under said annlica
lion should be filed with the Secretary of
the Hoard not later than the time set for
September aist, 190S.
( C. 1). LINDSAY, ,
isec'y, Hoard of License Commissioners.
Sc)t. 26. October 3, '10, 17.
The Hoard of License Commissioners
for the County of Mnui, will holdn meet
ing at the public room in the Masonic '
Temple, Kuliului, on Tuesday, the 20th
day of October 190S, at q A. M. to con
sider the application of the Kaupakahm
Wine & Liquor Company for a tfifth
Class License to manufacture liqftors
other than wine at the Winery of the
aforesaid company, under the provisions
of Act 119, Session Laws of 1907.
All protests or. objections against the .
issuance of a license under said applica
tionHhould be filed with the Secretary of "
the Hoard not later than the time set for
September 21st, 190S.
, D. C. LINDSAY, ,
Sec'y, Hoard of License Commissioners.
Sept. 26. October'3, io, 17. v
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