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The outbreak on Mauna Loa was the news of the day yesterday and reports
were waited for with keen Interest by the public. The first advices received
hero came In the morning to President Kennedy, of the Inter-Island Steam
Navigation Co., and George Lycurgus. They were from different sources but
l)eio the same definite information of the. outbreak at Mokuaweoweo, the upper
crater onMauna Loa. -
The message to Mr. Kennedy read:
Tho summit crater of Mauna Loa broke out about mid-.
night, activity immense. Fire can bo seen brilliantly from all
This was from William McKay, the company's agent in Hilo, about sixty
miles from Mokuaweoweo. It is net beliovcd here by people familiar with
the topography of the mountain that tho upper crater is active. This opinion,
is based upon the fact that the top of the mountain covers such an area that
it forms its own horizon. Tho crater is several miles from the edge of tho
plateau and at tho time of the outbreak in 1903 was believed to bo about 800
feet deep. A message from the Volcano House received late yesterday said:
Mokuaweoweo burst out last night, about eleven-thirty,
lighting up tho whole heavens. Fountains by thousands plainly
visible as they spout fire. Glow must have been seen for
This statement strengthens tho opinion that the activity is not exactly in
the crater but on the sido of tho mountain, otherwise the fountains could noti
"be seen, only tho glow, for the angle formed by looking up to a great height
would make the distance they must spout much greater in order to be seen.
Tho statement in the Bulletin that the outbreak is at Pohaku Hanalci is
evidently an error. This point is at the summit of the mountain and is the
"corner post" of the districts of Hilo, Hamakua and Kau. From the fact
that tho fire itself, besides the glow, is visiblo from Hilo, as well as the Volcano
Houso. it is probable tho flow is from tho sido toward Mauna Kea and in
tho vicinity of the Dowey cone which formed In 1899. That hummock is
visible from Hilo, Kawaihae and all through Kohala district but tho fire can
not bo seen well from tho Kau side.
In both of the recent flows the position has been such that tho glow could
be plainly seen from Kapapala and at times it was so bright as to suggest a
second flow. This condition may exist at the present time, Judging from the
wording of the following dispatch received at 4:00 p. m. yesterday from a Hilo
Lava is flowing from Mokuaweoweo toward South Kona.
It is reported from tho Volcano Housethls a. m. that thero are
apparently two outbreaks, one on the Kona sido of Kapapala
ranch. Over thirty slight earthquakes havo occurred here (Hilo)
since midnight. Early this morning the eruption had subsided
but emoko is still visible at the summit.
Thero were no earthquake shocks Just prior to the outbreaks of 1899 and
1903. The former occurred early on the morning of July 4 of that year and
all day the column of smoke was seen from Hilo. When night closed In there
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VOL. L N. 4 HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, FRIDAY, JANUARY u, tyo;. SEMI-WEEKLY WHOLE 2807
MOKUAWEOWEO RESUMES HER ACTIVITY
sg .. APPEARANCE OF MOKUAWEOWEO CRATER. 1903. . j
Fountains of Fire Play in the Summit Crater of
Mauna Loa--Heavens Lighted by
DILLINGHAM FIVE SAMPANS
IN CHARGE 'ARE MISSING
Details of Floral Parade
Are Left in His
The management arrangements
for the Floral Parade for Washington's
birflidny will bo in the charge of
Walter Dillingham, full authority to act
in all matters being given to him by
the members of the Promotion Committee,
at their regular meeting yesterday.
It was also decided not to
make the Waikiki regatta a part of the
celebration of February 22, but to
hold it later during the timo of the
visit of the Los Angeles excursion.
Tlio matter of the floral parade was
tho first business to be taken up, F. h.
Waldron advancing tho idea that""Tor
this year at least ho favored a postponement
of tho event. This suggestion
failed to meet with any support,
however, from the other jnemliors present,
all agreeing that a postponement
should bo avoided.
J. A. McCandlcss reported having issued
a call for a meeting of tho Auto-
mobilo club, to convono this" afternoon,
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Feared They Foundered
. Off Port in Last .
Five sampans are missdng and it is
feared that their occupants have paid
tribute 'with their lives to the recent
Many of the local sampau fleet were
out fishing between tho harbor and
Diamond Head when tho storm broke
on Tuesday last. Thero was a wild
scurry for port which most of tho boats
succeeded In making safely.
When n count was taken on the following
day five of tho 103 sampans
which use this port were unaccounted
for. As soon as tho weather moder
ated a little the biggest sampau hero,
manned by nine men, went out on an
expedition of rcscuo but found no sign
of tho missing or even a stick of
wreckage. Sinco then search parties
havo been out but their efforts havo
been unrewarded and today all hope
is abandonod that any of the five fishermen
Tho missing boats were of tho small
type and carried only ono man. Tho
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HAWAII SUPERVISORS TURN
DOWN IRON WORKS CONTRACT
(By Wireless Tolegraph.)
HILO, January 10. Tho supervisors have repudiated a contract made by
the former board on November 9, with the Honolulu Iron Works for $1215
worth of road machinery, bocauso the old board did not loavo tho mouoy to foot
tho bill. Tho supervisors claim that the contract Is illegal under Scctlou 61 of
the County Act.
FLEET TO AVOID
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
TOKIO, January u. Orders have been Issued to the commanding
officer of the Japanese training squadron, which will shortly
visit Honolulu and the Coast, to avoid visiting the port of San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, January n. John Siemsen, the gaspipe
thug, was yesterday declared guilty of murder.
GOLDFIELD, Nevada, January n. The miners' strike has
TOKIO, January n. The budget presented to the parliament
on Wednesday provides for an expenditure of fifty-five millions for
the army and forty millions for the navy.
Figures giving the foreign trade of the Empire for the past year
show that a new record has been established, the total trade having
amounted to four hundred and twenty millions.
WASHINGTON, January n. The Senate has passed a bill
making it unlawful for any railroad company to compel an employe
to work longer than sixteen continuous hours, which must be followed
by at least a ten-hour lay-off.
SAN SALVADOR, Honduras, January n. In an engagement
between government troops and the revolutionists yesterday the latter
PENSACOLA, Florida, January u. The U. S. gunboat
has been raised.
WARSAW, January n. One hundred terrorist? were arrested
AUSTIN, Texas, January io. The legislature has passed a
resolution ordering an investigation of the charges against Senator
LOS ANGELES, January io. The lack of fuel in this city
threatens to bring about a closing down of all the schools. A severe
storm, bringing' the heaviest precipitation know here in eighteen
years, is raging. The deaths of five persons, drowned in the resulting
flood, have been reported.
MINNEAPOLIS, January io. The flour mills are closed down,
there being no cars available to handle their output.
AGRA, India, January io. The Amir of Afghanistan arrived
EL PASO, Texas, January io. Sixteen of the eighteen China
men who were smuggled across the line here yesterday and had
been captured for deportation escaped from the authorities in a fog
PITTSBURG; January io. Three persons were killed, seven
were fatally injured and twenty-four others are missing as a result
of an explosion of molten metal in the furnace of one of the rolling
OAKLAND, January io. W. B. Reid. who is said to be from
Honolulu, committed ssuicide here yesterday, taking his life during
a fit of despondency.
TOKIO, January io. The budget for the ensuing year has been
brought down. It provides for the expenditure of three hundred
and five million dollars.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., January O.Qovornor Olllott was inaugurated today
with tho usual ceremony. Tho nowly clocted Governor in his mossago to tho
Legislature makes a special point of his recommendation, that tho Harbor
Commission of San Francisco be investigated.
NORTH YAKIMA, Washington, January 9. A coal train was
raided here yesterday by citizens, who took forcible possession of
twenty cars of coal.
ORIZABA, Mexico, January g. The striking textile workers
here started, a riot yesterday, being charged by the troops ordered
out to suppress "the disorder. In the fighting which followed thirty
of the rioters were killed and eighty wounded.
HELENA, Montana, January 9. The election of Congressman
Dixon, to' succeed Senator W. A. Clark, is assured.
Congressman .Tosoph Jr. Dixon was a mombcr of tho Montnnn state legislature
in 1900 and Was later olected as for tho 1903-7
term. Ho is n Republican. Ho was a member of tho legislature which olected
Clark to tho Senate, an election which was marked by charges and countercharges
of bribory, Clark resigning boforo tho Scnato could investigate tho'
EUREKA, California, January 9. In a clash between union
and non-union longshoremen here yesterday one man was killed
and two others fatally injured.
TEHERAN, January 9. The Shah died yesterday. His son,
the Crown Prince, who has been acting as regent during the lingering
illness of his father, has assumed the throne.
The Persian ruler, who had sought to givo his subjects a constitutional
government, hail been ill for months, his illness having taken an alarming turn
two weeks ago, The ruler had n fainting spell from which IiIh physicians
were unnbia to restore him, No international complications are expected to
follow his death as the succession passes to li is son who has been tho virtual
ruler sinco tho early illness of tho Shnh.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., January 8. Tho Houso Sub-committee today agreed
to an amendment to tho Chincso Exclusion Law, providing for an inspection
of boats at tho ports of embarkation and landing.
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