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The Volcano.—By the following letter from Sheriff Coney, of Hilo, written on the 18th instant, we have a brief account of the volcanic movements on Hawaii. The volcano is slumbering, but restless enough to show that another eruption of lava may occur before quiet is restored to the mountain. Mr. Richardson is an acurate observer, and we can rely upon his statements:
“Mr. Richardson, of Kapapala, in the Kau district, arrived here on Saturday night. He reports Kau still shaking, Continue reading →
Another attempt to destroy Pele and her volcanic fires crops up in a little known legend which comes from the Island of Kauai.
After the death of the Chief Kaha-wali in a lava flow at Puna, Hawaii, the Kauai chiefs determined to make an end to Pele and her antics.
Kauai in those days was famous for having Kahunas (priests) of great spiritual powers. The people of Kauai believed they were strong enough to cope with Pele. So six priests were selected and sent to Hawaii with instructions to go to Kilauea and surround Pele. Continue reading →
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.
According to a radiogram received by L. W. de Vis-Norton Wednesday night, a wonderful spectacle is developing at Halemaumau. The lava has risen to within 200 feet of the rim of the pit, and hundreds of fountains are in violent action. Continue reading →