Geography of the Hawaiian Islands

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American Book Company, 1908 - Hawaii - 128 pages
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Page 85 - In memory of the great circumnavigator, Captain James Cook, RN, who discovered these islands on the i8th of January, AD 1778, and fell near this spot on the I4th of February, AD 1779. This monument was erected in November, AD 1874, by some of his fellow-countrymen.
Page 29 - Representatives for two years. The sessions of the Legislature are biennial. The...
Page 128 - ... between the sounds of k and t, or between those of I and r. In poetry, however, the sound of t was preferred to that of k. The letter w generally sounds like v between the penult and the final syllable of a word. "A is sounded as in father e as in they, { as in marine, o as in note, u as in rwle or as oo in moon.
Page 30 - ... now has a limited degree of self-government. The legislature and local officials are elected by popular vote, the governor is appointed by the President, and the insular officials are appointed either by the President or by the governor. The island has an elected Resident Commissioner in Washington who has a seat in the House of Representatives but no vote. Porto Rico 2 has the oldest European settlements now under the American flag. The island was discovered by Columbus in 1493, was conquered...
Page 95 - Keanae Valley on one side. The Kaupo gap descends abruptly to the sea, while that on the Koolau side has a gradual incline for most of the distance. There is a trail through the Kaupo gap which is used by cattlemen. Next to the gaps the most striking feature of Haleakala is its sand cones. There are thirteen cones in the crater, seven of which are sand cones, one of them being over 700 feet high. These cones, which are placed over vents in the lava of the "BOTTOMLESS PIT,
Page 12 - ... assessments unless the same was paid within the time limited for their payment. This would undoubtedly be true, were It not for the fact that the money thus paid to him was immediately forwarded to the secretary of the association, whose duty it was to turn the money over to the treasurer at the beginning and middle of each month. It was paid to the man whose duty it was to receive it in the due course of business. No notice was ever brought...
Page 116 - barking sands," they emit a great variety of sounds, according to the method of friction ; at times the sound resembles subterranean thunder ; again it will be a sighing or a faint groaning as of some one in pain ; as the wind forms little cascades, there is a rustling sound as from a lady's silk skirts. The act of sliding down the sand hills produces a sound having cadence periods ; they were probably named for this.
Page 99 - The only place of importance in this district is the village of Lahaina. At one time the town occupied the whole flat, but now most of this flat is planted with sugar cane, the main part of the town being strung out along the shore. There is a protecting coral reef here, with a break through which boats may enter and find safe anchorage.
Page 100 - IOO only for short periods during the winter months, the harbor is usually a safe one. Two and a half miles above Lahaina on the hillside is the Lahainaluna Seminary. This school was established in the year 1831, and was long the leading institution for the education of Hawaiian youth. In the year 1905 the school was furnished with new buildings, and is now one of the leading industrial schools in the Territory.
Page 97 - Bridge, — the four last-named are craters along a rent which marked one of the eruptions within the crater. Judging from the lava flows found in its bottom, the crater of Haleakala may have been active two or three hundred years ago. A well-marked trail leads from Makawao to the summit of the crater, where a stone house affords shelter and water, but travelers must carry their own provisions and blankets.

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