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title: 'Austin's Hawaiian weekly. (Honolulu [Hawaii) 1899-190?, July 22, 1899, Page 3, Image 3',
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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
The Davey Party.
IWritU'ii lor usim s niw.m.m tvaKiy.j
left herein tl ,lal1 " Tuesday, July nth.
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i the intention ()I rciiuimn mc eiupuon irom
I Kan iil. t lw" arriving at Kailtia, Nona, I
. i in lr Mnnsarrat. at Kamn:il:i. ami
I ..I., i.,. Ii-wl 'i lirtii( full anil all liU lmra:
IllilIMill m i."- -
ricroil Flierefore. decided to take the most
Lit mute of all. right over the mountain from
luiiKi Mile, rather than lose time. I he diffi-
lii. ina ne iiiiagmeu wiien u i.s lemuuiDereti
l Manna Loa is 13,800 feet high and that we
I n travel over lava all the way.
Icl.ireil hordes at Kailua and rode through the
I,, from this point we made the balance of
iotirne 011 foot. There were eight in the
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hi IvsKll's iinsm, iiiliuuiiil; i luiessur nigaiis,
ti .-...!.. L. 1 1 1 IV 11 I I II
ijor.Mcinrun. oiems imick, j. nouani aim 11.
iKIunrel and three guides. We made camp
I left tlie horses and pack mules at tlu upper
rfiif the forest. After five miles of travel over
mm 01 lava three of the party gave it up and
inn I to enni). It was a terrihle journey and
".mKlt.hrinS!'v!ran,'' '"' '
tered nltlm.,, , ' thc act,on was ccn-
m emhe-r Tif IUmi,,?r SCVcn was sti" a
munhcr. I he accompanying Illustration which
I especially prepared for Austin's Weekly how
cones ul,cr seven and eight in actio, The
siKht was grand beyond any power The pen
t describe, especially as night came on. It seen
a misnomer to call these cones. Cone eight w"a
o er ,00 feet high and had a crater in the top 503
feet 111 diameter. It was a veritable volcano, livid
glowing terrible, emitting red hot lava that was
irowii high into thc air, then fell on the sides of
tlie crater, building it up verv rapidly. At reg
ular intervals, with a roaring sound, great bould
ers, some weighing tons, were thrown into the air
400 feet, the professor estimated with his instru
ments. I-rom thc side of the cone a broad stream
of lava flowed with great velocity for a half mile
then buried itself later to emerge to thc surface
in the (low toward Hilo. From the vantage
ground I had selected f succeeded in getting som;
very fine photographs.
The return to the summit was a terrible task.
We were so exhausted that after dragging along
a hundred yards or so we would lie down on the
hard, jagged rocks and nap a few minutes and
then struggle one. So thc return journev was
made. FRANK DAVFY.
veritable waterfall of fire, which rushes down the
slope with great velocity until it begins to cool as
the slope is less precipitous, and the lava spreads
out. It is flowing in the direction of Mauna Kea
.and at the present rate of speed cannot reach Hilo
for nine or ten months.
The Anglo-American Entente.
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I'W to the hardship we were fifteen hours
'.'"w ater. () the summit we found ice,
""i reeved the terrible thirst. Camp was
Iiere hut we could not rest long as it was
'J cohl. -,. i,(.im ,., e ,
K'l " down the slone of the 1 lilo side of the
Mlltaill. The frrnii.wl .... f. f..n 1 1
"" l.- IK.il I 1 till I IMIIl til III
I ,' "nii 1IIIV i'iint LIU 1 llli; Will
ll'Y"i'l leaving pieces of skin behind as we
tail ;illi'i,l ..1 . , . .
'" u' 1 1, too teet, by tlie prolessor .s
ril"l. we came upon a newly formed cone,
Wl'ri! disappointed at fiiwlimr it in.-wtive.
?ttm' fo,lr (,f these great cones that showed
1 (.1(111 r I f "
1 "i me. 1 He (if,), was cn,itting smoke
1 'team m ., .1 1. . .. 7 . ..
- wuMmorv wav, wlnle tlie sixui
'U'Vlllei.V nfm V.C.. MM.' ... ....
li, "'ii: me. 1 lie eruption nan evi-
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rnrt" : S01,L'- ln a scries of cone
.' M)"S a thing that had not been discovered
1 ""ii.i who uad approached the eruption
'low lien. 11, :.i ... 1.... .:....!
KM'c. the professor and I pushed on until
n.'OM tiik 1111.0 sim:.
Last Monday a party of fourteen of us, resi
dents of Hilo and Olaa,' started from the Volcano
House, at an early hour, for the flow. It would
have been impossible to take a short cut from
the Volcano House to the scene of action because
of the large and dangerous fields of a-a to bt:
crossed. Under the guidance of E. D. Baldwin
and oe Flores we took a more circuitous route,
and after a very tedious day's journey on horse
back, (our horses oulv being able to move at a
slow walk) we camped at W. II. Shipman's hark
house. Next morning we rode about five nrles
to the edge of the flow of 1881. From this point
we had to walk, it was estimated a distance of
about seven miles, with a rise of about 3000 feet.
After traveling for seven miles over black and
shining pahoehoe and tumbling over terrible a-a
under the fearful heat of a tropical July sun. we
discovered that there was still another ridge to
cross before the desired goal could be reached
From a great cone about 150 or 200 feet high
fountains of fire, constantly playing, shot up into
the air for a hundred feet, and from a great fis
sure in the side of the cone, about 50 feet in
width, flowed a great stream of molten lava a
If anything were needed to emphasize the ex
isting cordial relations between the United States
and Great Britain, it was supplied in the enthu
siasm in whhch our national holiday was celeb
rated in London; where representative English
men vied with Americans in expressions of admi
ration for President McKinley and all that the
Stars and Stripes represent. No one who be
lieves this coming together of the two great bran
ches of the Anglo-Saxon race is not onlv for the
best interests of either, but also brought'with the
possibilities of immense benefits to the whole
human race; can read even the meager press re
ports of the speeches of Ambassador Choate and
Cardinal Vaughan, at the banquet held at the
Hotel Cecil, without a stirring of the pulse and a
quickened heart beat.
In fact the speech of Cardinal Vaughan, who
as Archbishop of Westminister is the head of the
Catholic Church in England, caused a decided
sensation and will doubtless furnish food for
thought in all the courts of Europe. In plain
language, the Cardinal urged England and Ame
rica to co-operate in carrying civilization into
the far East, by force if necessary. When it is
understood that this utterance represents the
sentiment not merely of English Catholic, but of
the Great Church itself, whose foundations are at
Rome; it assumes a character of such vast im
portance as to overshadow any announcement of
a new departure in international politics, made in
recent years. The Cardinal evidently belongs
to the "new diplomacy" school. He who runs,
may read and understand the following language.
"Which power in the future of the world shall
be predominant over the great continent yet un
reclaimed by Christian civilization? Shall it be
the great despotic power that looms in the north
of Asia, or shall it be the power of the liberty
loving nations represented by English speaking
We have always believed that Great Britain
and the United States would ultimately be drawn
together by pure force of gravity, but scarcely
expected to live to see the day. Events however
have moved rapidly in the closing years of this
great and eventful century; and one of the great
est of those events, is the unwritten, but on that
account more binding, alliance, between the
two foremost nations on earth Russian diplomacy
the most dexterous extant more than any one
cause, has assisted in keeping the two nations
apart. The Spanish-American war however,
compelled thc Northern Bear to change his atti
tude. Directly the LTnited States acquired a
foot-hold in thc Orient, he showed his claws. For
the first time in her history, Columbia placed her
self in a position where her interests and those
of the Northern Colossus might possibly clash.
T11 a moment the soft pad that hitherto had re
presented thc Russian "glad hand," was with
drawn and thc threatening claws protruded.
That the same force which has brought about
the Anglo-American alliance call it what you will,
the result remains will also some dav involve
a gigantic struggle between the two nations com
bined and the Russian Empire, seems to us in
evitable. That contest when it comes will repre
sent a fight to the death for the mastery of the
world. One side representing all that is freest
and most enlightened in modern civilization ; the
other, blind obedience to the command of nno
despotic will. In other words the force alluded to
above, is manifest: destinv.
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