Volcano alarm sounded, but nobody listened
Clark’s Big Isle
“You may bring a horse to the river, but he will drink when and what he pleaseth.”
—George Herbert, 1640.
HILO.—In early 1975, Drs. Donald Peterson and Donald Mullineaux, volcanologists, issued a report, “Volcanic Hazards on the Island of Hawaii.” If reaction had come in a theater, the audience would have booed.
Peterson was scoffed at by Big Island real estate agents and tourist industry leaders. Mayor Herbert Matayoshi jumped on the bandwagon and castigated the scientists for unduly alarming residents, potential visitors and prospective investors.
As a result, the report was largely ignored. Continue reading
THE WOMAN OF THE CRATER.
One day when Pele was in her crater home, she heard a racket. She took upon the usual attire of women and stood atop a hill to look, and she saw an alii sledding on his holua down a cliff, and when he reached the bottom of the cliff, the people cheered.
When that alii reached the place where Pele stood on top of the cliff, he said I challenge you to sledding.
Kahawali turned and said, “Come.” Continue reading
MET WITH DEATH FROM ROCKS FROM THE THE LAVA
Two Haole Soldiers Disappear Without Being Found—It is Believed They Too Were Victims of the Lava
These are the two haole soldiers who disappeared without their bodies being found from the morning of this past Sunday. The two were last seen in an area near the crater, before the powerful lava explosion.
From the left is Edward J. Hinman, and to his right is Howard J. Simmons, they are both soldiers of the engineers of Leilehua, and they were camping at Kilauea, Hawaii.
As per the very latest news received from Hilo town, Madame Pele is surely at it these days, displaying her wondrous power which causes fear in a great many of Hawaii’s people who went to see the volcanic activity.
Amongst the visitors on this past Sunday was one who met with tragedy, after breaking both his legs and being burned by the hot ash from the lava, that being Truman T. Taylor, the bookkeeper of Pahala Sugar Plantation. Continue reading
The Deeds of Madame Pele, the Woman of the Pit, are Wondrous
Many Lives are Spared
From the Rocks of Lava
Rocks and Ash are Thrown into the Sky When the Lava Exploded This Past Tuesday
HILO, May 13.—Many lives were spared this afternoon, because Thomas E. Boles, the superintendent of Hawaii national park, foresaw the trouble and forbade people from going to see the crater of Halemaumau, just minutes before the powerful explosion of lava, throwing huge rocks to a distance of 2000 feet. Volcanic ash was shot 1800 feet in the sky above the crater. Continue reading
NEWS ABOUT THE LAVA IN KONA
According to the news in the Hilo Tribune newspaper from Tom C. White [Toma C. White] of Kainaliu, he reported on what he and some others witnessed of the activity of the lava these days. The lava is spouting with force from the Mauna Loa side, and it is about 7,150 feet from sea level, and the lava is spewing from six places from the side of the mountain, but these craters are joining together into a large caldera, and from this caldera, the lava flowing out into four branches. Continue reading
[Found under: “HE MOOOLELO NO HIIAKAIKAPOLIOPELE. Helu 9.]
Holo mai Pele mai Kahikina,
A kau ka waa i Mookini,
Noho kaua i Kumalae,
Hooku Pele ma i ke kii,
Noho i ke kii a Pele ma, a ka pua o koi,
Kanaenae Pele ma ilaila,
Kai a huakai mai Pele,
A ka lae i Leleiwi,
Honi i ke ala o ka hala,
O ka lehua o Mokaulele,
Oia ka Pele a kui la,
He kunana hale Puuloa,
He hale moe o Papalauahi,
He halau no Kilauea,
Haule mai Pele mai Kahiki mai,
O ka hekili o ke olai, o ka ua loku,
O ka ua paka, o Haihailaumeaiku, Continue reading
[Found under: “He Moolelo no Hiiakaikapoli-o-Pele.]
KAU HELU UMI-KUMAMAKAHI A HIIAKA.
1. Mai Kahiki ka wahine o Pele
2. Mai ka aina i Polapola
3. Mai ka punohu a Kane
4. Mai ke ao lalapa i ka lani
5. Mai ka opu la i Kahiki
6. Lapuka i Hawaii ka wahine o Pele
7. Kalai ka waa o Honuaiakea
8. Ko waa o Kamohoalii
9. Hoa mai ka moku a paa
10. Ua oki ka waa o ke akua
11. Ka waa o Kalaihonuamea
12. Holo mai ke au aeae Pele
13. Aeae ka lani, ai puni ka moku
14. Aeae kini o ke akua
15. Ia wai ka uli, ka hope o ka waa?
16. Ia Kamohoalii
17. Ia Ehu-a-menehune Continue reading