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In effect Jauuary 1, 1903.
Passenger Trains, Except Sunday.
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I The only desirable means of reaching
the Volcano. Connections at Mountain
I View with binges daily morning trains
1 goingr afternoon trains returning. Eare
I Iroui Hilo for the round trip $H. This
1 route is through Olaa plantation, the
largest in Hawaii, virgin forests of koa
and wild ferns, and through many cofTee
The natural wonders of Puna make
that district the most interesting spot in
Hawaii. One can spend a most delight
ful day exploring the underground caves,
swimming in the famous Hot Springs
and resting on the cool shores of Green
Excursion tickets between all points
are sold on Saturdays and Sundays, good
returning, until the following Monday
I Commutation tickets, good for twenty
five rides between any two points, and
1 thousand mile tickets are sold at very
. low rates,
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I.KUKMI OF THK IIII.I-S.
htory or tho Three Cones Wlilrli
Stmitl llnck or llllo.
, (Hy Harriet llajml.)
If you are on the bench and are
looking toward the mountains, you
will see right back of the Hilo
Hoarding School a triplet row of
hills, namely, Halai, Opeapea and
I In former times these hills were
(covered with large trees and luxuri-
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largest of the hills, there is an ex
tinct crater known to the ancient
Hawaiiaus as the "Imu o Hina."
From these hills sprang the follow
There lived at Waianuenue in a
cave below the falls a goddess, who
had several children among whom
were three beautiful daughters. It
was a custom among the gods of
Hawaii to bestow upon their child
ren certain powers, such as the
power over rain, fire, thunder, etc.
To the eldest daughter therefore,
the power over fire was given, and
hence her name Hina Keahi, which
means fire-goddess. To the second
daughter was given the power over
rain, and so she was called Hina
Kuluua, the rain-goddess. To the
third daughter was given the power
over the rainbow, and her name
was Waianuenue, which meant
rainbow for her face was as beauti
ful as a rainbow.
This legend deals only with the
two elder sisters. When these be
came of age, their mother gave to
each a kingdom to rule over. To
Hina Keahi was given Halai, and
to Hina Kuluua the smaller hill of
Puu Ilonu. Being the elder, Hina
Keahi naturally got the larger hill,
and this brought on ill-feeling be
tween the sisters for Hina Kuluua
was jealous of her sister's larger
The nature of one of these girls
was just the opposite of the olher.
The elder Hina was a good, kind
and generous ruler. Her simple
and loving ways won for her the
love of the people, who honored
and worshipped her. The younger
sister was selfish and spiteful, al
ways finding fault with every one.
Food was in abundance on Halai,
for the people were industrious and
cultivated taro, potatoes, bananas
etc., and raised hogs and dogs.
From the bark of the trees the wo
men made tapa for clothing and
other necessities. They had no
need or want, and they were per
fectly happy and contented.
Then a cruel famine visited the
land. Wails and cries of distress
came from the weak and dying.
Queen Hina had given all she had
and this was now gone. How to
save her people, she did not know.
Suddenly a thought struck her and
she trembled with fear, but it seem
ed the only way.
Immediately she commanded the
people to go forth and gather all
the fire-wood they could find. In
the condition they were in, weak
and exhausted, it took them many
days to gather enough fuel to satisfy
their queen. Then she ordered a
large imu to be dug into which all
the fire-wood was put, and the imu
heated. The people understood
that a human sacrifice was soon to
be offered to the gods, and terror
siezed them, for they knew not
who the victim might be.
When the imu was ready, Hina
Keahi looked upon the eager faces
of her subjects and said, "You are
aware that I am about to make an
offering to the gods. No help can
come to you, unless I give up my
self to be sacrificed in the imu;
otherwise we shall all die of starva
tion. I see in your faces that you
resist, but it is my wish, and I de
sire you all to do as I say. When
1 have stepped into the imu cover
me up quickly, and do not stop un
til the last bit of smoke is hidden.
Within three days, if a woman ap
pears before you, it is a sign to un
cover the imu." Hina Keahi then
stepped into the imu, and was in
stantly encircled by a mass of white
smoke, which rose up into the air.
All day the men worked, and at the
dawn of the following day, the imu
was completely covered and not a
sign of smoke was seen.
When Hina Keahi disappeared
in the imu the fire had no effect
upon her, for she had power over
it. She dived under ground and
appeared as a spring of water near
the Hoarding School. She dived
again and arrived at Moewna, n
large pond of fresh water that used
to be in Dr. Wctmorc's pasture. ,
Again she dived for the third time
and arose nt the beach, back of the
Central Meat Market. There used
to be n spring there, tint now it is I
covered with sand. This spring '
was called Hina Auauwai, and it '
was there that .Hina took a bath
and prepared to return to her people.
lj tiie tniru uay alter iiina.s
disappearance in the imu, there
was a look of expectation upon the
faces of the people, as they sat and
watched for the appearance of the
strange woman which their queen
had prophesied. Towards noon the
figure of a woman was seen ap
proaching the hills, and there was
great rejoicing among the people.
Yet a feeling of awe fell upon them
for as she drew near they saw upon
her the likeness of their dead queen,
Hina Keahi. When she came into
their midst she bade them uncover
the imu. It was immediately done,
and to their great joy and surprise,
they saw belore them an abundant
supply of food and clothing. The
imu was discovered to be in two
divisions, one for the women, the
other for the men. For in those
days it was a strict iabu that wo
men should not cat with men.
The imu was left uncovered to
show the place where deliverance
came to the people of Halai. To
this day the "Imu o Hina" is still
found near the hill.
When the famine was over ant'
brighter days came, Hina Keahi
and her people moved to Kukui
lauauia, near Pcpeekeo.
Now the news of the dreadful
famine, and deliverance had spread
all over Hawaii. Hina Kuluua
disliked to hear the praise of her
sister, and her jealousy was ex
tremely roused, when she saw the
effect it had on the people. The
retirement of her sister to Kukui
lauauia relieved her envious heart
of which Hina Keahi knew.
Not long after the departure of
Hina Keahi, Puu Honti, the hill of
this jealous sister, was also visited
by a famine. The people waited
anxiously to see what their queen
would do. Without considering
what might be the consequences,
she commanded the preparation of
the imu to be made. Her main'
object was to show them that she
had just as much power as her
Now we all know that Hina Ku
luua was not a fire-goddess. After
she had told the people what to do
which was exactly as her sister had
done, she stepped into the imu and
was quickly covered. To the as
tonishment of all, hardly any smoke
appeared. What was necessary to
be done they did, and then returned
to their homes to wail for the ap
proach of the third day.
Now among the people there
were kahunas, or soothsayers, who
did not from the beginning ap
prove of the queen's sacrifice, but
they felt they had no right to inter
fere. The next morning as they
looked toward the imu, they saw a
dark cloud hanging over it and hid
ing it from view.
The third day dawned bright and
clear, except for the mysterious
cloud, that floated over the imu.
Many of the people had seen the
cloud and they all remarked it was a
good omen. The morning slowly
passed by, then the afternoon, yet
no sign was seen. Night drew near,
but thev still waited patiently. The
fourth day passed by undisturbed,
and on the fifth day, they could
not wait any longer, but decided to
uncover the imu. It vas done, and
to their great surprise and despair,
they found nothing but the ashes
of their beloved queen. All their
hopes failed, and they knew there
was nothing else to be done but face
death. Quietly and sadly they
covered the imu again, so as not to
expose the remains of their queen
to the sun.
This is why Puu Ilonu has no
crater like Halai, and her slopes
are more gentle.
Now Hina Keahi, who was at
Kukuilauania was very unhappy
over her sister's actions towards
her'. The love of her old home on
Halai had never left her and often
she would look longingly toward
the hills. But 011c morning as she
looked up, her head throbbetT for
over her sister's kingdom had
spread this cloud of sadness. She
knew right away what had hap
pened. Puu Ilonu was visited by
a famine, and her sister had tried
to use the power of fire, which did
not belong to her to deliver the
people from starvation, therefore
death was the result. The dark
cloud was Hina Kuluua in the form
of rain. If she had used her own
power, the rain, she might have
obtained food, but in her jealousy
and spite she attempted to steal her
sister's rights, and death had come.
Hina Keahi composed a beauti
ful chant in memory of her sister,
and to this day it is still sung by
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