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By J. M. LYDQATE
One marvels at the rugged virility
and endurance ot the eany mission
aries. With no means of conveyance
no horses, and no. roads, mey made
really remarkable trips about the Is
lands and seemed to think nothing ot
One ot these trips calling for special
endurance, and bt special interest to
us, was that from Waimea to Wainiha
over the mountain.-
It was on the memorable occasion
when Lihollho and his court were the
guests of Kaumualii, that the royal
parties made a tour of the Island,
going round by road in the ordinary
way, leisurely, and taking a month or
more for the trip.
Things bolng very quiet in Waimea,
the missionaries concluded to follow
them, but by the more direct trail over
the mountains. 1
They set out from Waimea, in the
early morning, Hiram Bingham and
Samuel Whitney, and son of Chamber
lain, as guide. Of cturse they went
afoot, there was no other way. They
got up into the forest belt, evidently
in the region of Kokee, about noon
when a heavy thunder storm overtook
them, and they were compelled to
seek shelter in a deserted hut built
by the sandal-wood cutters, who had
been , recently operating there.
About the middle of the afternoon
the rain held up a little, and they ven
tured forth. But to their surprise and
disappointment the rain again fell In
torrents. Of course everything they
touched ran rivers, the .trail was slip
pery and muddy, they slipped and
stumbled and fell at every other step;
the New England umbrellas they car
ried were useless, night was coming
on, and it was a cheerless outlook
ahead of them. When they were at
their wits end to know what to do
they ran across a couple of abandoned
sandal-wood cutters shacks on the
bank of a mountain torrent, probably
Into these they crept, thankful for
even- this '.imperfect shelter. - "With
some dry bits of wood torn from the
huts they finally got a fire started, by
means of which they partially dried
their clothes, and warmed themselves
so that sleep was possible. The rain
cleared off and the stars came out
clear and sparkling; but the night
was cold at that elevation.
Next morning they started on at
first , break of day, so. that , about 9
o'clock they reached Kilohana, on the
verge of the Wainiha valley. -Bursty
ing upon them suddenly And unex:
pectedly, as it does, the scene which
opened before them filled them with
wonder. and awe. "The-clouds were
literally spread under our feet, com
pletely bounding the view below us.
though we had the clear and bright
sunshine where we .stood, but break
ing away -occasionally before we be
gan to descend from this giddy height,
allowed us to see the white surf of
the Pacific, rolling upon, the shore, at
the distance ot seven miles; while
majestic and lofty mountains on the
right and JeftT presented scenery of
peculiar grandeur and beauty."
One of the surprising things about
these -early missionaries is the Accu
racy with- which estimated distances,'
elevations -etc. The ordinary traveller,'
given to exaggeration, - would have
made the distance to the sea ten or
fifteen miles, and the elevation 6000 or
8000 ft. but they got them, both sub
Down this awful pall they scram
bled, hanging on precariously by roots
of trees and shrubs, and crags of
rocks, the guide showing them just
where to put their feet at every step.'
It took thorn three hours to make
the descent ' to ' Mauna-hina, where.
there 'was there a little hamlet, and
they were pretty weir done out, as
well as famished with hunger. They
threw themselves down on the mats
in a friendly house, and gladly accept
ed the kindly attentions of the simple
natives, who were overcome with as
tonishment at the hardiness 'and
nimbieness of their visitors. "Mama
maoll oukou!" The 'most grateful
thing they received at the hands pf
their hosts -'was a good, vigorous
loml-loml treatment ! .
This put new life into them, and
they pressed on down the river to the
sea, which they reached just before
nightfall, after an arduous journey
Involving many dangerous fordlngs of
the river, which toas swollen by the
They found the royal party en
camped on tho Naue flats, about half
a mile west of the mouth ot the river.
Kaumualii apologized for the rudeness
of the accommodation which he offer
ed them, as Lihollho and his retainers,
as special guests, were occupying
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everything available. ' Re offered them
a place with himself and 'his" family,
on the ground, behind a rude shelter
which protected them from the strong
Wind. In addition to this ne gate
them each five sheets of tapa for bed
clothes, and as the night was fine they
were quite comfortable.
The next day they went over to Ha
nalel by ' canoe and ' were much im
pressed by the beauty ot the valley.
The local konohiki prepared a sult-j
able paina for them, in wnlch the
standard '. articles of Hawaiian ' diet
were supplemented' by"the fruits that
were available,- which strange to say
included delicious oranges, which at
that early date were already growing
there, raised from seeds furnished by
,v,The next' mornlng'the' royal camp
broke up and the two kings and their
numerous ' retinue' started0' home by
way of'TCtlauea. The'mlSslonarles 'not
caring to make' this 'weary some, long
round about trip, and eeareely -ready
to tackle' the' mountain journey -again,
accepted Raumualil's' suggestion to re
turn to Waimea by canoe. ' He kindly
arranged matters and-secured a 'dou
ble canoe and boatmen' tor them.
With a fair wind they" made' the 'run
to Nuololo In a few honirs.--aU Hoo
quick to make the most of the -magnl-flcient
.. panorama of the' mountains
spread out befote them. f
At Nuololo they found, much to their
surprise, "a prosperous 'fishing -village
nestled close in under the precipitous
cliffs 'which towered three ' thousand
ft or more above them. They counted
no less than 70 people i in the -village
Most of them out Mr mereer fishing.
They - comment; withanuch Interest,
on the ladder ' .by 'which the people
climbed from . the - fishing grounds up
to the Uro lands In the' valley: above
Also.-on the walled np 'houses which
nestled, so close in under, the. over
hanging cliff that no other root was
necessary. The ruins of these houses
may still be seen..
Here also they saw the native- fish
ermen using auhuhu, pr fiah poison,
which they pounded up and than
threw into tho -water -where the fish
were. It acted as an Intoxicant, so
that the fish were stupefied and were
easily taken by hand. This auhuhu
acts very much as digitalis does in its
influence on the heart.
Resuming their journey tbey reach
ed Waimea by Nightfall, very much
Impressed by all that' they' had seen
and experienced in the last' few days.
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