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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1000.
FINE DISPLAY OF FIRE IN KILAUEA CRATER
THE LATEST NEWS. Si was tho "plllnr of lire by night," Hue- 3
j ceedlng the pillar of cloud by day, X RraJeSZSSe!!
J which mnrked (ho homo of Pole tha J srjmw: TMWM
St Kilauca has been keeping her during the week. t Goddess of tho Avernlan gate. Jf
up activity j Bovcral of tho party went to the 3
w jliicic imvc utwi pax wwa ui Tauuiii wvv.Ajr w w wmur ni uiicc. i LUUIU not go Willi jy swtz. "
J? Inn (Inm it tU hnHnm of flip nit. The? scene of netivitv has Ik them. Tho report thev broucht liack d ir'Jii! . ' i
g changed about and one of the small lakes has filled up with jyas nil but unanimous regarding tho
8 lavato the general level of the crater's floor, where it formed U JTJii
a boiling patch of red. The glow above the crater is visible -That volcano Is a bigger fraud than
some miles at night time. Last Hawaii Herald. ft th Southern cross." Fooled by
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BY MBS. AUSTIN If. WALTON. I As I watched the lavn pur"t nnd flow, rontlal outbursts of molten roekt his- S
A trip to Honolulu which docs not
include In Its Itinerary a lslt to the
Volcano of KUauca would bo as Incomplete
as n dinner from which every
course had been eliminated after the
or only a notice in me coniemiiiuiion
of the mjslcrlous workings of nature
he is furnished with abundant food for
study and thought on his arrival at the
largest actlvo volcano In tlie world
It was the weird nnd fantastic rather
than tho grim nnd tcrrlblo which appealed
to me, as I gazed oer tho brink
of tho cratcr of Halcnnumau, into tno
fiery, depths beneath, where tho forces
of nature seemed to bo at work ns tney
must hao been at the beginning of
tho world thousands ot years ago. I
have never bclletd In a literal hell,
nor do I now, after looking Into the
crater, but I can understand as I never
did before how such a bellof cninc,
Prehistoric man must hae seen such
a sight or a flaming hell could not have
been conceived. His mind could Invent
no fato more horrlblo than to bo
hurled Into such a pit, and my modern
Imagination can picture no worse, but
still no thought of nn Inferno ns Is
painted by our eirly theologians cam
to mo ns I gazed with fascination Into
the seething mass of molten lava,
which seemed to be rising from the
very bowels of the cirth.
In both cones the lava was flowing
on rrlday night and as I watched,
gleaming cracks would open and th&
fiery liquid would take the form of
grotesque figures, or curl up and break
like naves, or perhaps run zlgaa
through the dirk mass like flishts of
lightning, nnd once a great crack open
td even wider, giving n deeper and
more terrifying glimpse Into tho depth
of the fiery sta
Measuring the distance with tho eyo
from the top of the crater on the opposite
side to the bottom of tho pit,
tha depth ccc .3 very great, but when
I looked directly down Into this Immense
pit, with the world's great Arts
raging so Aercely within, tt seemed so
appallingly neir that I drew back In
voluntarily, feeling almost as If my
face had been scorched by n Aery
Not a particle of vapor or steam ob
scured our v Islon, and as darkness fell
over tho great caldron of burnt, blackened
lava, tho glow from beneath was
dazzling and every movement of the
Mowing streams of lire was plainly to
bo seon At nno spot a continuous
sroutlng and spitting of Aame wiis kept
up with great regularity, and at times
good-sized chunks ot burning lava
would be thrown to n considerable
distance Tho whole was accompanied
by tho most awful hissing nnd Billing
and crackling, which was now nnd then
varied by tho sound of exploding gases.
or Intensified by a sudden cessation of
all noise for a second or two, only to
be followed by n sound which beemed
like the rush of the sea
If everyone iouIiI see Kilauea as she
is now I am certain the) would agree!
i . .. . .. .... ,.i .. i. -it . ... . . . .
I M awed by tho wclrdncss of It all. sing, nerlnl bombs of red-hot nnd ii
and I thought of that Shakespearean all Hint sort of thing. She reminded
play nnd tho thrco witches that heat- tno nf a womnn who, Infliimod by &
ed tho cauldron to boiling over, while circus posters, went to the menngcrlo 43
they danced around It chuckling and to sto tho Mighty Monarch of the jtf
gloating over tho vengeance that must Jungle, the Majestic, the Tcroclous nnd
Vri ,,,., i,nn, stenmor rln BUrcly come- the llhlnoccros and wns J
JmTrfulJ?olIuritw.twJ 0ut8.l,le th0 P,t ,n a" "'""""a tha halted before a ego where a fat. warty
LTj,rTai I -en aken Smooth pounds are Pouring forth hot steam beast with loose skin and piggish eyes, ?
i. f wavollngnIonTu.olnnd The suIpl,Ur bed" are nN "ust,y Interesting but not up to tho
hlle rnvol nk a'ong
mo,t suffocating from the fumes that Bl,ow bills, ) tinned rudely In her face. $
shores of the Islands when one prom ,
,,,, tho J
constnntIy r,He from and T1)at th Il(oxcInmpu ,.
emdes tho dock . " " tno
)mm g)x lnchca abo lhe d je ticket-seller: Jg
, ' "of So We environ- J" stcam w,?ul?, be urncd to a b,latcr1 "By. you old fraud, give mo back my ?
wucmng spui 1 1 01 mu """ n n second's time. money." ifl"
S.ttStorfjS Ut ,n ,h0 Cratcr T bUr"ed many What the rcst of ,he P' ndmlred'l
to comment tto Wbta of S
po8tn, car(s n the hcat ,hat pours vocano lnlnB,uccnt crust
J""! ihS rn?naysea fn " loon from tho cracks '" the lava- A card !. "" covering the bottom of J
tcrous -1: the C hint Sen In a typhoon
heJd n th(j cracks fo(Jr nches bc,ow conl,nualIy slre.ke(. CI.iklcd'S
wmie crossing me Cim....e.. '-'""- Uio surface will bo well scorched In and broken bv underllng fires
flees "Jon'ueankc,wu h" a minute, and in one minute', tlmo Ing this crut ero la conesl
apology to '' f '"".tMt would be burned to a flake. themselves mlnlaturo
and thinks things ntter
In his berth
Qno o t0 oW ,,3 , tho crnter emIla tq
desert ,e" come the frZent ataM at .the Ilcat aa " 'rom a furnace' There cach t" discharged. Out of tho sides of tho
vlstorg make cofree and
nBht dry CMlcr Btenm 80tnotlmt, burst or a cns.
different port. drenched clothing. Yet one may walk cnde of fluid rock. It was a bright and
cr lies quietly at anchor, one dresses ,n pcrfcct comfort nn(, flafcly al)Qve Iaboratory ot ,nfernal alchemists,
meals with all tho com
nnd cats his
thoso Bubtcrranean flre8 and v,ew ,n
nvpry nloment lcre was ome new ex.
foi.1 La i m.JM. . ,i,i. fmm iilln wonder the splendor of it all. perlmcnt tried which ended in smoke
xu im. B,b."", "" I I stood on the brink of tho
i""'-; ., rcnrlessly 0r llime. Now nnd again tho clouds
S ,Sr t m.1 '", nnd BCnt tl,e pmer of my Iunes "'"ve would redden as if tho Evil
table scenlo Padlse nklng one
,nat turbucnt chasm In un d
through sgnr cane th(, perpendIcuIar cllirs n haIt nrchl,ght on tho
leso fern f0'1 ,ton'un"c'" . mile away took up my voice and sent On the Sunday night following, a
and t""K e1
cocoanut trees and pnlme. 1
the echo back Again and again I week ago, the whole sunken floor of
SS fZ,o,Z ura"t sclentt ' "hou' ' " " "a f y voice Kilauea became like a lake of Are. But
and whether the tourist Is n scientist , rrn. ,h ii ,. .,. , u
As I retraced my steps over thoso My own lslt to the edge of the pit
miles of laa waste, whero onco burned was made on a flno morning. Our pirty
Arcs as fiercely as those now raging rode horses, as is usual in tho seven
In Hnleinnumnu, I was struck by the uiile journey to and from Kilauea, the
hlucness of the sky and tho brightness starting point being the Volcano Houbo
of the sun. where Pole's nephew, Demosthenes L,y-
llow majestic! How sublime! ars curgus, looks after the creature-com.
the Infinite lnws that control tho forts of his nunt's guests this time
er8e. I with the help of his biother George.
' ' ' j Viewed from the hotel there were suro
BY MRS. NETTIE K. EOBESON. ' signs of crcat heat at Kilauea. Smoke
I have been asked lo describe the huddlsappLarcdandovoitthcabyssliung
volcano as It looked to mo. I herewith a blue, gaseous vapor. Getting nearer,
submit tho following: mu b'lw over the "ll(" Pt," whero
I was one of the party of ten, which coffee is made and corn popped, a for-
left the Volcano House at ilvo P. m , ulllnB shimmer of superheated air;
December 14th iflnft. w fnllnwc.i n nnd oft among the heaps of Arebrlcks
narrow trail until wo reached the lava which reveal the slto of a previous
beds, which Is three miles of barren craier lor ineso pus cuange uisir
Hero ue dismounts nnd loft cations bometlmes steam was pouring
our good steeds and wnlked nbout a out ns lf from a bUmVb cauldron near
mile to the volcano. ule s"""ce.
"Ah It Innknd i inn" if io ,ant '-then to the brink. The abyss was
round pit perhaps a thousand feet deep, "ecked with light and tapestried with
Down Its crngged sides, are sittings of "". """ "y "un on me mur
powdered sulphur, like snow on the ot ,ho awesome place there was
bo artistic, that no artist tnlnB mving. It looked like a snake
would attompt to Improve, for the
King of Artists drew that picture, in
all Its beauty and In all its horror.
And as I stood on the rim of tho
cratcr so vast and deep, the thought
BY WALTER O. SMITH.
I have seen the volcano of Kilauea
let nio s.iy In summing up what was
io oo sem, tint tliere Is Are In the bottom
of tho ci liter of Kilauea und that
the display Is, to a novice, fascinating
by day and splendid!) bo by night.
Tho great eruptions of Kilauea
ly begin mildly rirst Is seen a glow
r,f lw. ,l. .1 ... ., . "... uneio '
made of rainbows, sinuous, hesitating,
and Intent to charm and then destroy.
What one rea(ly saw was a winding
brook of lava, touched by Interloping
Bunshlno which mingled Its tints of
came to me, If at some time, long ago, nearl nnd sold and Jasper with tho red
that two Hint rocks mlclit liavo nlln.l ot mnllgnant Ares. Suddenly tho scene
down the mountnln side and com.- to- changed. The brook was gone but near
gether with a force that caused tho y a n00' slowly formed which might
spin k which Ignited tho sulphur beds lmve been n footbath for a tired Satan,
far below, in that bottonless pit which Cl,me ll0,ne from rar adventures, a
is now 11 lake of Are. And as I gared i,vul """" creamtu aim munucci ui me
down in that vast Inferno of tho un- touch of nlr and thcn began to re-known,
I could see cities of flro with nect ,he llsht of a nearby cone which,
their beautiful streets nnd lights (far ns "e l0eJ. cracked wide npart,
more beautiful than any earthly lights sllo"el1 wlat seemed to be a Ailing of
I havo ever seen, rolling landscapes of Incandescent coals and then grew black,
trees and Aowers, fountnlns of rocks ' Wn sw ll dnr' cavo ln 'ho volcano's
nnd snml, hundreds of feet high, which ' ,loor ana another In tho lower walls,
fell hissing In the brine, and as I look- ' out ot whlc". "t long Intervals, came
ed on that weird city of flro and heat a urSht glare, as if a furnace door far
a shower of Aamo shot up far Into within had just been widely swung,
tint Egptlan darkness like the tossing Ycllow smears of sulphur appeared on
torches ot a million demons sent from tno 8lues and wo a" wondered why the
hell to conquer the world by blood I hcat whlcn nad tus0 the very rib-On
tho other side of tho cratcr, I sco rocks of tlle elohe had not caused It to
a rtojnl throne, and on that throne l's"l,e
see Ills Mnjost's chair molded In per- rom tno cratc'" camo at all times,
feet shape of a pink sea shell, and by ' ,,lc "olso of Geologic travail. Stony
It sldo stands a demon with open ' structures seemed to creak nnd moan
mouth, too terrible to desenhe. I stood nml loose' ''eavy things to fall from
epcerhli'BH, ana ns I raised my ejes B,lts A superstitious mind might
fiom that .rlthlng scene below to ' ,lear tho "Hitter of burled voices, tho
the calm nnd beautiful starlit niv I . choked respiration of djlng men, tho
Imagined I saw two paths, one leidlng ""'"Brfles of brutes How easily otm
to suro destruction the other to "lay lear" " ,lle se'ving edge of Kl
lauea how tho theological hell camo to
bo Invented Thoso old Jewish patri
archs who, knowing nothing of the
laws of nature, explained her
V"U "' their own fears, made up all
twll l,tnF !... ..-l. .I...- .1
u,u,.r ..iu sorts of nightmares, among them n
Vsft,.,, 'j " ,"' " ? J"nd?i l'!y thlri1 111 'W the souls of people they did
much ,".f ',',?' ""i "m 'ery ,V'. ngreo with on questions of 'their
spectacle was new da ., . . . .
I"1'' "dlniust have
with that Is It been pattern
me there nothing like land fresh People ask whether tho
in all the world and In of I ?I ' had nnd
oven a state ", 11
wptio is fine ": fC0J
as e as Borne nrevlous 1, ....... i 1 .1 , -. . ..... ..
inactlvlt). as It often Is, It Is well
Worth u Joiirnej ot nuinj miles to see
Tho entire trip has given mo tho
most uulqun .'xpul nee In all ni travels,
nnd all the membeis of om pnity
agreed tint from tho lnoniont tho
left the duilc at Honolulu till wo
came down tho gangway of the Mauni
Loa a wet!. iuUr thiough the cooperation
of thu ollkers of the steamship
company, tho owner of tho Volcano
House, Mr Lycurgus, and the splendid
behavior of Kilauea, vve had been
treated to tho very best time of our
lives. Qur satisfaction hns been complete
and our most oft-told talo on
renchlnc the mainland will be of out
trip to Kllauei.
BY CORA DELIA WILLIAMS.
After two da)s spent nt tho Volcano
Houbu watching the smoke from the
burning pit circulating toward tho
henvens by day nnd by night, tho glow
as tt lights tho darkness fiom tho Ares
that burn hundreds of feet deep down
ln tho earth, I paid a visit direct to
thnt seething, boiling furnace Of fire
Ab I watched, I saw (lames leap, then
momentarily die away, then ilse and
soar again and ngnln, forming
shapes In their efforts, to vent their
fury. I saw a Aery banne'r hundreds of
feet long, burn like a pleco of paper,
then blacken as If dead, and In nnother
Instant It glowed and burned again. I
Bavv serpents of f(ro travel ncross the
Aoor of tho pit and strike their fangs
In tho boiling lava.
Thero seemed to be befis and lakes
of flro uich working furiously as if It
had some purpose to accomplish.
onus. I.nt ii.. .,,,1.. ....... ... ;...,.. ..V..U.U.U miiii ai. tor meir siones
.... . . -- v ..mu .u juiiKi) "i limit tho Dlaco of overlnRtlni? tnrniPIlt
uie oiners uv pictures ot them, none ,lhr .., ,,,., . " ", ''
ll.fliln nl tin. ........ 1. ... t
dm.innn.n... . f ,i, V" .',?.."'. ' ". tu" "f volcunlo Imagery. And
which' l,n, I,' ". '."'; 'L iiiHterlou. voices of the pit.
one week an. to-d iv t d,T , , ,7 , M'lh' ?! !" "
,, ,.,, ..,,,.:; : "1' '" uau people, of
- t,.. u. uiiswer iiue i... i.,, ......
In life nt Jewish
urchs, old, bearded men with desort
madness in their brains'
Was the volcano trip vvurtli vvlillo?
I'lem that point our traveling party
was pretty well agreed. Hvery day of
tha beven hold some new pleasure.
was comfort of table and doml
Y1' W C" a" tho A desPto a Iltll ral"
or 000 fee h!n .1, l , V
m.T..!,.' b".?l "0lfvl en- nlld moro nan a mtIo ml8tlliess. crlBp
alr and sharp appetites on tho high
. h' , " TZ , . rZ. "r a.r,fr clnntlnB visit to Pclo's
tim. i V . ".vii ui mountain homo, the run back along a
itom "J" U'id T" nRe," 8,rU,,K0 coas' ! opit at Cup-"y?ho
crater full,5 ,S '. '""'' n,na,'" ,nln CooU'a monument and carriage
b,'.r",U" '. "'rouBh Kona. One ..no misses
denop ; :: .r.::; "". .. .' ' l, "at joy eB one
-...-, ....,,,., ... .,j , ...Liiiiiv.ii mrovs
Tho painters of Kilauea usually
chooso this Anal period of activity III
"..mi iu get inspiration ror their canvases
and tint la why tourists, who
go there nt other times, think they
hnvo not had all thnt Is coming to them,
They want Pole's clock to bo striking
twelve nt all hours. It Is not enough
that the spcctnclo Is absorbing at any
nm.'j me lourist wants Pele to throw
Before I went from hotel to pit tho
other da), I siw a red signal. There
wns n great cry after sunset, "The Volcano!
The Volcano!" and all the comfort-seeking
loungers bcsldo the crack-,
ling wood Ares at tho Volcano House
ran out to sen the Bhow. Away off
things the Territory has to offer,
BY ED. WHEEOE OF TONOPAIL
The most pleasant and Interesting
portion of my visit to the Hawaiian
Islands has been my excursion to tho
We boarded the Klnau at 12 m. nnd
after crossing the channels and touching
nt various porta we sailed tlm last
half day along the eastern coast of
Hawaii, which presented un almost
perpendicular precipice of a
height, down the fnco of which
ran numerous beautiful waterfalls In.
to the sea, whlli tho top of tho precipice
vyas crowned with miles of green
waving fields of sugar cane, Inter
tho Bureau of Agriculturo and Forestry,
I still rcceivo a number of enquiries
from Europe and tho mainland,
as well ns from this Territory, concerning-
public lnnds ami diversified
agriculture generally, and as I liavo no
time to answer them all personally,
I avail myself of jour kind offer to
It ia of importance to this Territory
and to every thinking man, that tho
truth should bo told regarding tho
actual coodilious lieio ami tha opportunities
for wliilo immigration.
And as honest men, wo should not
bo afraid to tell it. In tho matter of
exchange and sale of our public lands
too much power is vested iu one man.
our Executive. If something is not
elono booh by our rcilcr.il nuthority it
will not bo long boforo tho people's
land will slaro tho snino fato ns tho
poor natives who once lived happily
upun inein, ior tno cnu is near.
Tho Premier of New Zeal uid in the
disposal of the peoplo's land invites
inni every acquisition should bo carefully
scanned by numerous critics.
Every fault thnt can ho found is
promptly nnd vigorously found, and
every complaint that tan bo uinilo is
made over ami over again until finally
it is thrcshoil out iu Parliament.
Jiistlco Alfred S. Hartwell said
onco about tho land question:
"I would encourage nil ertorts to
produce n healthy public sentiment,
hoping that it would bo shared "by
people of largo inenn, on tho subjects
of manual Inbor, and of dignifying
liiuor on tno mm,
"It is not by patronizing or
people that good is done."
Dr. Maxwell said: "One industry
nlono in a conntry never develops tho
highest tvpo of civilization, such would
produce n wenlthy and highly civilized
class and n clnis correspondingly low
in the spnln of clvili'ntion "
The lito linn .1. II Atherton until:
"Industries hased on rates of wage
which barely providn for tho laborer
aro out of tho lino of Christian civilization."
Tlio lnmily home, tho sohoolhoiise.
the church, lire lsschUiiI lentum nt
modern civilization. They aro features
which cost money. Mho lnw'of all
civilised countries' rcquno a man to
ciintriuuto to tho support of wifo and
children. It ia for tho good of society
that tho waircs of manual l.almr.
.. .I,-.,., ,, ,,... , .,-.-;:;
of the best i " , '"""'" . mu
...lev ui iniiiiiy reunions ami other
agencies of civilization.
U. S. Judge Dole says: "Scientific
Ins prnvel its rl"'it to trlt
in this and nil other countries. It is
ii guiit menace to tho islands thut
enno growing is undo so profitaliloj
tho ontire intoreat of tho country has
run into this one cliuuuel; un this account
it is difficult for small farmora
to get holdings which would mnko it
prnfllnliln for thmn to improve."
l)llowiug tiro soino extracts from
uiy private correspondence:
Ahlgren, Suger Ileet Planter, Sweden:
Send you our Mnd Act of 1S05.
Section 71 says: Six or moro tier-
oous under thU nU, may form them
. 0,t"PeroU with cottages and herds of 'solves into a settlement association,
over the uiacK plain of
Halemuumau. peacefully grazing cattle nnd sheep, nml apply for holdings in ono block of
1111:111 111 11m 1-111111 linn inn nriini inmna . nnjin .4 r ..him .. 1 1 11.. 1
U be surveyod lots in ono block
responding iq numbers to the number
of persons forming such association in
agricultural or pastoral land, or both,
according to tho provisions of this act.
Now lork: In Hawaii tho cliuinto
i ideal. Uuo producing senson covers
tree, the gradually dropping foliage
deodorizing on tho soil, are imnortunt
features. This treo should bocomo of
tho utmost importanco in tho swamps
at Kiikiiakn and around tho duck
ponds at Wailtilti ns it contains in its
folingo much antiseptic and
Xiles, California: Tho India rubber
treo is a now industry just begin-n
i in to attract attention. Tho rubber
treo propagates itself hero by seed or
cuttings under proper conditions.
I'or furthor information about this
vnltmhlo treo I refer jou to Press Bulletin
Ino. j 3, Hawaiian U. S. Experiment
otutiou. bneci.il Ai'ont .Tnro,i n
'the Dato Palm: Tho culture of this
interesting historical palm will bocomo
an important industry somo day. Thousands
of this profitable polm should bo
planted nlong tho Boashoro on wasto
man. tiio reslstanco of tho dato palm
to brackish and alkali soil is well
known and will grow whero a cocoa-
nut pann will grow.
t'nli'co mnt fruit tree tho dato nnlm
has mule and female flowers on
no iiiiiiwiiutiid. -me unto you see in
our pnrk nnd other places aro worthless
becauso they have not been pollinated.
Pollination: A twig of mnlo flowers
is insortcd into tho clusters of tho
femnlo flowers and tied in placo. This
completes tho oporation of pollination.
Dato trees nro planted by tho thou-Bands
in Arizona, near Phoenix. Throo
imported trees j.oro moro than flvn
hundred pounds of a good quality of
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SNOW ON MATWA KEA AS SEEN FROM VOLCANO HOTIRT!
wealth to Hawaii is silk and fihni
making a sight not soon forgotten. about 2 p. m. After descending the this, as I sat, some half hour later.
At 2 p. m. the following day wo ar- steep wooded declUlty Into tho lava
siorchlng postal curds immonso
rived at the plctuicsque town IIIlo, tL f outran ITT
of beds, wo continued tho
our way over crack In la
lying with nil Its wealth of verdure tracked and smoking i,l. Vn, nn, . ?". ,i"J .Z 'a'a'.moJ f m".e dla"
aml quuliu "j.d World" air on tho of miles, meantime nailmr visits in tho .., t,nin 'Zi " "" "1 '"mn.?J?
.. . - -. wvan JK LHW LUllUL'. UVBr lll Buins
very water's edge. We passed tho "Little Beggar'
crater, "De lis Kit- source of heat, that our hosts had so
tZ U" .' ' "' u ,L" "B reacneu me corrai uiouglitfully provided. The
thencs lulled . 1 .. . ? bed of flro
to sleep by the music of where we left our horses and proceed- was many miles square. I should 1 say
waves breaking on the shore, and ed on foot for a short distance, arriving to any one who had not visited this
ne in tl.no to take the train at 7 n. at tho crater just in time to see a great "wonder of Damo NaTure do
m. After steaming alone through cane' hiiIpii.11,1 miihi, nt i,n ., m ... 1u'u.re to uo
I - - . xjti. me DUUlt ou L
v mi 1 ieei sure tliev must
.1..11 mwiunu neiuH, wiui iiere nnu mere j slue, wnile ln several other places we feel as I did, amply repaid
ers " " than ' '" :"S,V. ,me3 aV". '::i "0U.,U.sce ,,c. 1,,dden fu.ry nolderlnB 'Il,e next morning at six o'clock we
more beautiful, nn hour or
more, we again halted. This time wo
were put aboard the very commodious
and comfortable conch and driven along
the most beautifully tropical roadway
one can possibly Imagine, a perfect
wealth of ferns, beautified by
luxuilnnt masses of vines Ailed with
Aowers and berries of every description,
for n distance of several miles,
reaching the Volcano House at eleven
o'clock where wo were cordially welcomed
"by Its genial host and taken
In to n most nppetlzlng luncheon, to
which wo all did ample Justice.
Being most anxious to view the volcano
while active I proceeded there
without delay, und found It burning
considerably, but not until the third
and last evening of my stay, did I see
It at its best. Our party together
with a guide mounted our agllo little
ponies which nre kept for this purpose
by the proprietors of tho hotel, I
y? Tlw Alln TTA.1.it
3, -. .... Oluolk.
aim mreaiening to DreaK rorth at nny found every one hurrying to get off on
moment, so wo sat down on the brink the coach again. After a delightful
of the crater to await developments, drive we again boarded our vessel to
and Just ns darkness fell we were re- return to Honolulu, but we had not
warded with a most magnlAcent up- seen It all yet( for at daybreak the
hcaval of red hot lava and stones from next morning we found ourselves de-
each sldo of the crater, Ailing the sccndlng Into a large row-boat and
whole cratcr, which Is nearly one thou- tho sturdy sailors had soon rowed ua
sand feet deep, with a glorious red ashore where wo viewed Capt Cook's
glow, making It light as day. Monument, returning in time for
After silently contemplating the Im- breakfast on the ship, after which tho
mcnslty of the unknown forces lying last, but not least, pleasant surprise of
behind this wild outburst, which wero this most agreeable excursion came In
accentuated by the continued hissing nnother delightful carriage drive th
of gases escaping nnd the spurting of principal feature being miles of coffee
red hot stones up Into the air every plantations through which we passed,
few moments, as though ln warning of Again we took tho boat nnd
whnt wns to follow, together with tho ued our Journey home without further
sulphurous fumes, I quietly arose, stop, arriving at 3 o'clock in the morn,
leaving the spot more than satisAed Ing of the eighth day of our trip feel-
with what I had seen, and not a little Ing we had been most royally treated,
awed by the gigantic proportion of and fully repaid ln every measure re-
thls Nature's store-house of beauty and tnlnlng a pleasing impression of' oir
destruction. Particularly did I realize genial hosts. tt T
i Farminc in Hawaii 1
3 "'O " " ft
rom my former connection with land. Tho Commissioner may cause
culture. XothiiiLr adds so much tn tlA
family income of tho extremely poorl
in Euiopc, Chin i nml Jap in as silk
and filer culture Tho growing of tho
mulberry tree and the tccdlng of tho
silk worm lrom its foliage can bo
mado successfully hero.
In Hawaii tho silk worms may bo
hatchod out continuously all tho year
around no artificial heat is needed.
Tho P. C. Advertiser: Tho small
farm movement will not check tho importation
of limes, oranges and vegetables,
ns long ns our property tax
puts a premium on idleness and speculation,
and a penalty on 'industry and
ovcry mouth in tho year. If vou liko1 V ? monts' , "r tax Bystem Js a
to know more about this country, ad-1 (letnmen' ? V10 Torntory aad nn ln'
dress Socrotnrv Wn,l jury to its industries.
leal. Tic sisal niant is nronnrrntp,!
by from tho roots of tho old
sisal plant. Send vou pamphlet on tho
sisil industry in this Territory.
Tobacco: Is another of our timm.
ising industry Jared Smith sajs. Thero
is in. louneco grown in Uuua but what
could be raised hero under proper conditions.
Attorney-at-Law, Donvor, Col.: Thoro
is more room for agricultural experts
nt this time 'a Hawaii than thero is
for moro law ers. nhvslelans. bnnlc.
keepers and accooatants.
Alameda, Cal.: A moro beautiful
sight than n largo coitco fiold with its
many hundreds of ovcrgreon bushes,
lihe in bloom, can not bo
conceived, Tho air is impregnated
with a swoot aroma liko that of tho
orange. Tho small white flower with
its rleh fragrant odor much liko tho
It. Ii. W.iikiki: I know of no hot-
ury I arming: Fresno, Cal., is a
story in itself about dry farming. Thirty
j oars ago it was a barren waste.
A fow starving cattlo wandered on its
monotonous fiats, ono forlorn settlor
wholmd built a house, was compelled
to livo for a part of ovcry day in a
cellar to escape tho intense hcat. Today
Trosno is ono of tho garden spots
of tho earth. Ten thousand families
rovel in nn affluenco of fruitago; and a
hundred thousand cattle gruzo in wido
fiolds of alfalfa. Riverside, Pasadena
and other southern cities sing tho same
Porsia camo under tho control of tho
Regent on December 10.
Thousands of Poles have been executed
ns a result of tho revolution.
Tho "Earthouakn ndltinn" nf ti,n
.A. ...! 1 ! ... n. - . .. . . .w
tree ior you to plant oiamoru ijuad has been issued.
.nun mo eucalyptus, sueli as, U.
drepiinophyli i. Tho hygienic value of
inis eiiciuvptus is woll known. Tho
powerful disinfecting action of tho
Gibbon anvs that tlm atorl,...
of crut Js in the Congo aro false.
uuo i Aing, tho Chicago capitalist,
bequeathed half a million to charity.
Tho government is proparing to raiso
its own camphor in Florida nnd California.
George Walters, an actor, onco associated
with Henry Irving, died in
A section of tho roadway in front
of tho Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, sank
A now issuo of $100,000,000 bonds
wns authorized by tho St. Paul Rail-way
On behalf of tho Geographic Society,
President Roosevelt conferrod upon
Peary a gold medal.
Tho new battleships Louisiana. .Ton-
nessco nnd VIrginin havo been given
costly silver servicos by their namesake
Dr. Phillip enroll, American consul
nt Sfnnznnillo, Mexico, died recently.
Ho had been in tho consular service
Tho Hoxican Finnnco Minister nsks
$20,000,000 from Congress for tho
of tho of tho
Ferdinand Leo Harnett, the negro assistant
Btato attornoy of Illinois, was
recontly elected to ono nf tho two-year
terms as Judge of the Municipal Court
Tho head of tho history department
of Dopnuw University (Green Castlo,
Ind.) has declared that tho girl studeats
should wear red gowns, that being his
Mr. Keoloha, elected as Supervisor
from Koolauloa, Is quoted as saying he
would not Join any caucus to chooso
ffftrra i ..u
dates and Bold at twonWfl V.n'i. ' 'i ..! ..:"""" r""ve n,a "Pinions
pound In . . open Bessln of the new
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