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The I'ostponnl Spree of Nnvnt Jack-
The following interesting account
appears in the Washington D. C.
"The leccnt kicking ttpofMnunn
Lon, the is.ooo-footer of n volcano
down on the main island of Hawaii
of the Hawaiian croup, reminds me
of an expedition made about four
years ago by a bunch of bluejacks
from my shin to Kilauca, the burn
ing lake about three-quarters of the
way up to the volcano's crest,"
said a naval officer now on Wash
"Our ship, after a long period of
cruising, during which there had
been no shore liberty for the men
forward, pulled into the harbor of
Hilo, the main town on the island
of HawaiiIIilo is again threatened
by the big volcano, I read recently.
"The burning lake of Kilauea is
always active and doing busiuess,
and it was decided to give all hands
shore leave in order that they might
have a chance to take the really fine
trip up to the lake of fire which.
by the way, is just about as close in
resemblance to our ideas of the hot
finishing place as anything I ever
want to see.
"Word was passed around the
ship for'ard that liberty would be
given at Hilo, and you can picture
the hiliarty of a crew that had been
sewed up on board without liberty
for nearly three months.
"Every man had three months'
pay saved up on the books, and, al
though the idea wasn't expressed
in so many words, this expedition
to the bumintr lake of Kilauca
was devised and intended to be
anout tuc most colossal drunk in
the history of the ship's company.
The men went about smacking
their lips in anticipation, and it was
dead easy to see that they intended
to apply hot and rebellious rum to
their blood from the beginning of
the liberty to the end thereof.
"The whole starboard watch,
about 150 men, went ashore about
7 o'clock in the morning, and just
about 4 minutes after the gang hit
the beach each man had two big
black bottles stowed in the slack of
his mustering shirt, to be consumed
on the ride up to the burning lake.
"The master-at-arms assembled
the whole gang at the livery stable
at Hilo whence the start was to be
immediately made. When the
bluejacks reached the stable no
man had more than three or four
drinks under his belt, on account of
the necessarily hurried preparation
for the start.
"At the livery stable they found
fourteen nice-lookinir American
young women waiting for buses to
take them up to the burning lake.
'Now these bluejacks hadn't
seen American women for a lonir
time, and the sight of them was
good for sore eyes. They all saw
at once that as the youtie women
(they were all school teachers from
Detroit, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
who had clubbed together for a
vacation in Hawaii) were bound up
to the burning lake, the projected
drunk would sure have to be called
off for the present.
"The master-at-arms, who was
going along, passed word around to
this effect, and then a remarkable
thing happened. Every man jack
of the bunch of bluejacks deposited
his two bottles in a corner of the
livery stables, subject to claim when
he should return to Hilo from the
trip up to the burning lake. All
the men had intended to blast holes
in the sugar plantations on the ride
up, and such-like, but, out of de
ference to the young women from
their own land, they simply passed
the drink up.
"The seven-hour ride up to the
Volcano House, which sits close to
the edge of the burning lake, was
made by those school teachers un
der circumstances which they are
not likely to forget, for they had
all the way a deferential guard of 150
.strapping bluejacks, who kept their
distance and yet performed all sorts
of kindnesses for the Amri,,
"Not a drop did a man of them
drink that day or the following day,
on the afternoon of which thev .
corted the young women back to
Hilo, after all hands had seen the
appalling lake of fire.
"When the young women left
the buses at Hilo, the spokes
woman of the party made a neat
little talk to the bluejacks, thank
ing them for their 'knightly conduct'
and telling them that tltcir noble
behavior towards women in a
strange land had completely upset
all of their preconceived notions as
to sea-wanderers ashore, and all
that sort of thing.
"The Jackies grinned during the
speech of the little lady, and some
of them winked solemnly at each
other. A boat's crew was made
up to row the party of girls ofl to
the steamer that was waiting to take
them back to Honolulu.
'The young women were no
sooner quit of the Hilo beach than
the postponed drunk began to hap
pen. For three solid days Hilo
became a sort of Cripple Creek,
Devil's Gulch and Dead wood rolled
into one. The gang simply took
the town apart and fired a volley
over it. 1 hey put the cops on the
run, and a hundred special police
officers, Kanakas, were sworn in
to preserve order.
"Twenty minutes after they'd
been sworn in the bluejackets heard
of it, and then the whole layout of
Kanaka marshals took to the moun
tains and stood there till it was all
over. Chain guards of marines
were sent ashore from the ship to
gather in the riotous gang, but the
sea soldiers no sooner hit the beach
than they joined the gay, glad
throng of bluejackets, and the de
vil was to pay, sure enough.
"At the end of three days the
whole port watch was sent ashore
to gather in the whooping star
board watch, and the next morning
about 125 bluejackets and marines,
many of them with broken faces
and heads, and all of them permeat
ed with that tired feeling, had to
face the skipper at the stick. It
was the most fatigued and funny
looking lot of returned liberty men
I ever looked at, and I've seen the
aftermaths of bluejacket drunks in
a good many comers of the earth.
"But they postponed the drunk
out of deference to women, all right,
and I guess that wasn't an instance
of the civilizing and uplifting influ
ence of the American girl in a
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For a Good Smoke
Ask for the
Blue Teal Cigar
H. Hackf eld & Co.
Waianucnuc Street, Hilo.
A l'lrnto Plant.
Among all the forms of vegetable
life in the Mexican tropics the wild
fig trees are the most remarkable.
Some of them show such apparent
intelligence in their readiness to
meet emergencies that it is difficult
to not credit them with powers of
In the tropics, where the wild figs
flourish, there is a constant strug
gle for life among numberless
species of plants. Certain of the
wild figs appear to have learned
this and provide a fruit which is a
favorite food for many birds; then
an occasional seed is dropped by n
bird where it finds lodgement in
the exile of a palm frond high in
There the seed takes root and is
nourished by the little accumula
tion of dust and vegetable matter.
It sends forth an aerial root, which
creeps down the palm, sonjetimes
coiling about the trunk on its way.
When this slender, cord-like rootlet
reaches the grouud it secures ioot
hold and becomes the future trunk
of the fig tree.
After the descending rootlet has
secured itself in the grouud a
branch bearing a few leaves springs
fron the palm top and a vigorous
growth begins. Then the fig gra
dually enlarges and incloses the
supporting palm trunk until the lat
ter is completely shut in the heart
of its foster child and eventually
When you ask for a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy, do not allow
the dealer to sell you a substitute,
lie firm in your conviction that
there is nothinc so imnil. Ti,
medicine has been tested in the
most severe and dangerous cases of
cramps, colic and diarrhoea, and
has never been known to fail. For
sale by Hilo Drug Co.
IS CALLED TO
THE FACT THAT
Is that which has been manufactured for
years exclusively by the
the past fifteen
California Fertilizer Works
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
When purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand
the name of the California Fertilizer Works is 011 every
sack, otherwise you will not be getting the genuine article.
A large stock of our Diamond A and our
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Is kept constantly on hand and for sale at San Francisco
prices, plus only freight and actual expenses,
By Our Hilo Agents,
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Waiakea Boat House
R.A. LUCAS & CO., Trop'ra.
WAIAKEA BRIDGK, HII.0
HAVR NOW A 1'LKKT OP
and Small Boats
FOR PUBLIC HIRK
1 asseiiRers nnl bnKKnKe token to and
from vessels in the hnrbor nt reasonable
rates. Launches and rowboats to hire
lor private picnics and moonlight riiles.
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Boats fitted with this engine or frames ot
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The Old Reliable Stand is
Razors honed, Scissors and all edged
tools perfectlygrouud. Satisfac.
Second Door Above Ueuiostlieucs' Cufe
Wharf Road, Second Door
I'roni the Bridge.
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