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HE MAUI NEWS
-SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1903
California Paper Denies
Policy Against Our fruit.
HONOLULU, August 15 Mr.
Thomas' complaint about the treat
ment of his pineipples at Sun
Francisco, his delineations on the
subject anil the stirring up of the
matter by tho Advertiser, is bring
ing manv oflii'ifil and non-nffn-ial
protests and die-lainier. The Cali
fornia Fruit Grower 'in its issue of
August 1, says, under the heading,
Ilaw'j'an Shippers Needlessly Ex
cited: Kiccntly California Fruit Crow
or received fmm the Hawaii Promo
tion Committer. Honolulu, mark
ed copies othe Pacific Commercial
Advertiser, pnl! il .r-cl at Honolulu.
One of thee called attention to a
scare head news article, a-king in
large capitals, "Is California Hos
tile to Our Pineapples?'.' and a
second copy of. the paper has a
double-leaded editorial dissertation
on "The Fumigation Com piracy,"
us the editor calls it, written on
the strength of the pineapple story.
Both articles are full of inexcus
able errors, and false statements
which might easi'y have been veri
fied, nnd as they were printed are
bordering on the ridiculous. How
ever, Hawaiians evident! v are tak
ing the matter seriously and it is
possible that some others uninform
ed in regard to the real conditions
might be prone to do likewise, so
we are taking occasion t", call at
tention to the errors made in the
articles referred to.
Tin foundation for the whole
matter was in the fact that the
California State Commissioner of
Horticulture in commendable zeal
o prevent the introduction of fruit
pests (of any'kind into this State
and -in obedience to the law on t lie
matter, through his quarantine de
'puty at San Franci.-co, refused to
release ut that port a consignment
' of pineapples which had been in-
suflicienlly fumigated at. point of
shipment, and were found to con
tain living pests. Vith th'iij small
germ of fact some reporter prob
ablyanxious to make a name for
himself evolved nearly a' column
.and a half storv in jvhich it was
stated that the California Board of
Horticulture is acting in a high
handed and unjust manner, nnd
that "The plan of fumigating pine
apples before shipping tl em to San
Francisco, instead of having them
fumigated after their arrival there,
is not working out as satisfactorily
to the pineapple growers as was ex
pected, . . . that pineapples
found' ineffectively fumigated on
their arrival at San Francisco, are
to bo rejected, and not to be futnr
gated by the Board of Horticul
ture, nor to be allowed to be fumi
gated there by agents of the shipp
ers, . . . are to be
turned back to the transportation
company to be reshipped to Hono
lulu: . . . Within tire past few
months there has been a complete
reversal of policy in a, number of
respects in the Caifji'nia State
Hoard of Horticulture. . . .
There have been indicationt, too,
of a policy of active hostility to
fresh fruits from oilier countries.
The bananas from Central- Ameri
ca have been antagonized in va
rious ways on the theory, apparent
ly, that being a fresh fruit, they
come into injurious competition
with the fresh fruits of California.
The suggestion has been made that
perhaps the same spirit is at work
against the pineapples of Hawaii,
as being a fresh fruit that inter
feres with the fresh fruit products
Without, it is plainly evident,
pains to ascertain how
much truth there might be in the
statements in the news- article, in
his editorial, the editor asks: "Are
we nof justilied in calling this a
conspimicy to shut out Hawaiian
fresh fruit?" and suggests that "it
is time for patriotic meie-liaiits and
planters df these islands to con
sider whether the millions which
are annually spei.t by them in the
San Fram iscet market for natural
and loanui.K't in e 1 products, cai -not
be diverted, in large part, to
the markets of the Northwest."
Andrews Wants Big
Money for Land.
Lorrin Andrews of H'do still bus
the idea that he can win out from
I nele Sum. Some time ago a pro
position was made to him by the
Federal (iovernpicnt for a right-of-way
through a certain small traef f
land which be holds under le a sc. At
first he placed the value of the right-of-wa.v
at a very nominal figure, but
latter rai-d it to several hundred
As the United States Give rnme nt,
through its attorney here, Mr. Biv
ckons, thought that the price aked
was exorbitant, condemnation pro
ceedings were begun and the right-of-way
was. forcibly taken.
Now, in answer to the condemna
tion proceedings, Andrews has iiled
a damage suit for $ 1,000, claiming
that he or his property, is injured to.
that amount by 'the condemnation
of the bit of land. What will be
done hyjthe Federal authorities is
not known as vet.
Now for the facts of the matter
in reference to fuuiigat ion of pine
apples from Hawaii. The follow
ing ruling was pa-s-.! I.y the
quarantine department of this
State and sent to all steamship
companies and prnwers in the Ha
"After June 1, l'JOS, all ship
ments, of pineapples from the Ha
waiian Islands destined for Cali
fornia consumption, and which are
infested with Mealy hugs (Pseudo
coccus species) and Scale Insects
(Diaspis hri nieliaej must be fumi
gated with hydrocyanic acid gas or
ome other effective means must
be employed to destroy the pests
before the fruit leaves Honolulu
and other shipping points in the
Territoiy of Hawaii.
"All shipment? will be carefully
inspected on arrival here, and if
the pests infecting the fruit ore
found to be dead, the shipm?nt?
will be released, but if the pests
are al'ivo ''ie fhipnients will be
ordered fumigated, which will be
done by the owner or his agent and
the shipment will be held in
quarantine by this department un
til. we are satisfied that the pests
are dead, when the fruit will be re
leased.'" .This ruling has been followed
out to the letter A few lots were
held for fumigation and these were
released when the pests were dead.
No pineapples have been destroyed
or returned to the point from
wiii.-h they were shipped, without
permission tr fumigate at San
Francisco, i:o'r Jin vu the ollicials
there ever refused the consignees
the privilege of re-fumigating the
fruit; in fact, they have diligently
urged litem to do so with dispatch'
and they have even gone to the
trouble of tending such agents
tarpaulins and chemicals, so that
no hardship would he experienced.
As to the charge of there being a
onspiracy in California against
Hawaiian fruits to which the State
Horticultural Commissioner and
his stuff are parties, it is utterly
ridiculous. 'J here is absolutely no
foundation in tact for the supposi
tion that our present State Com
missioner or anyone else is engag
ed in an attempt to exclude Ha
waiian pineapples or bananas from
the United Slates on the ground
that they come in competition with
California fruits. Our fruit grow
ers do advocate a protective tariff
on foreign (not Hawaiian) banana
importations, us nils iruil un-a
deniably does come in strong and
active competition with the fruit
not only of California, but of other
States and with the Hawaiian fruit
as well. That this Central Ameri
cau'fruit should bo admitted into
the United States free of duty is
openly contended against and the
contention does not in any manner
part'ike of (he nature of a con
spiracy. The siiirgeMimi that the com
iinM'iial interests of Hawaii adopt
retaliatory iiu i-iucs against San
Fra initio i manifestly entirely
unc-illed lor in view of the facts in
the case. Advertiser.
i Planters will Support
Honolulu. August II. The Ha
waiian Planters Association will sup
port the Territorial P.oai'd of Immi
gration in its effort to secure Euro
pean immigrants for the Territory
from the mainland centers, where
the great hulk of the better class of
This was practically settled at a
meeting of the Association held this
forenoon, whui the trustees are said
to have considered the project which
the Immigration Hoard has had on
hand for sonic time.
Secretary W. O. Smith of the As
sociation stated over the- 'phone this
noon. "The Planters' Association
this morning took action approving
the plan of the Immigration Board.
The planters will assist in whatever
the Board .Iocs. While the details
are not yd complete, the' planters
approved the endeavor of th" Hoard
of Immigration to get "more people
This is interpreted to. mean that
the Immigration Hoard may ram- go
ahead with its plans assured that
funds for the project will be supplied
in reasonable quantity by the sugar
As is well known, the Immigra
tion Hoard some time ago engaged
the services of Mr. Trcnor to visit
thc.Tcrritory and go oven the field
with a view to making recommen
dations regarding European immi
gration. Mr. Trenor came to the
Islands very highly recommended
by tire Federal officers engaged in
the important work of distributing!
the immigrants throughout the
country, preventing the congestion
in the cities and putting the people
where they are ii'cdnl, and wheiv
they can lnak a good living. For
mer Cummin ioner Powderly is in
charge f this Bureau with head
quarters in New York.
Mr. Trenor has gone over the field
and made his report. The next
thing for the Immigration Board to
discover was whether it could obtain
the funds. Getting immigrants from
New York, will be expensive. The
sugar planters have now gone on
record as approving tin- movement.
As the same association spent over
a quarter of a million of -dijlar.s in
transHirting Europeans direct, there
seems little doubt that they will be
liberal in this matter, and the Im
migration Hoard will have the funds
to make a fair test.
Widowed in Dream;
Husband is Stricken.
San Francisco, August ('- Mrs.
Samuel P. Middle-ton, wife of a re
tired real estate man",' residing at
2")17 Post Street, was told in a dream
Monday night that she would soon
be a widow. Wednesday evening
her husband was found in a dying
condition from apoplexy in Golden
Gate Park, and shortly after mid
night he died at the Central Emer
"While I was sleeping," said Mrs.
Middleton, "a tall man stood before
meand announced that I would soon
be a widow. 'Not yet!' 1 shrieked,
and then awoke.
"I said nothing of my dream to
my husband when he went to take
his accusteune'd walk abtait Do'clock
in the morning, but when lie did
not return at the lunch hour I N
came alarmed and was not at all
surprised when I received the mess
age to come to the hospital."
Middleton was OS years of age.
Liter news shows that Middhton
did not die of apoplexy , as at first
thought, but that he died of chloro
form jHiisoiiing, sclf-adniinistercd.
The physicians at the Emergency
Hospital at lirt were without any
clew. A reKirtcr from the San Fran
cisco '"Call"' stole a note from Mid
dlctoli's poekt ts, which would have
given a clew. Dr. 'ferry of the Emer
gency Hospital says that if the note
had not been stolen he would at once
have used a stomach pump and that
the man's life might ha Ve been saved.
i The authorities annoiiiiee their in-
tuition of prosecuting the reporter.
Government Money in
Local Banks, Says Frear.
Honolulu, August 17.- That Gov
t rnor Frear will make a recommen
dation to the next Legislature that
Government fun Ms be deposited in
the local banks instead of lying idle
in the Goveminent vaults, is practi
cally certain, although the Chief
Executive stated this morning tint
he did not care to make any defntite
statement as to the exact context of
his recommendation. In fact, la
said, it bad not U-cn formulated .'as
ye t .
"Yes. I have taken this matter
into e-onside ration," stated the' Gov
ernor and I shall make' rccoinmen
elation to the next Legislature on the'
subject. I have- taken a eleep inte
rest in this, and have studieel the'
laws in other places regarding the
depositing of Government funds in
home' banks. I had these laws lott
ed up several months ago, and I can
se-e- net reason why the Government
funels should not be elejtetsited in
local banks. It eleies not se'e'ln ne
cessary that large' sums of money
should be allowed te accumulate
downstairs in the vaults, when the
Government might as well In- draw
ing deiwn interest on it. I think
that the be'st manner, of following
eut this plan wouhl be to let the
Government official in charge of the
money, 'the Treasurer, ih posit it in
amounts anil at '.such times as he
see's tit. there1 have' hcen time's
when vast sums of money have- laiel
idle in the vaults here- when they
might as well Ik- out at interest. '
Governor Frear was conservative
in tone on the subject, notwithstand
ing the radical wortl- he used, and
In- would make no statcim-nt nin
evrning the e xact nature' eif Lis pro
posed rerotiimi'iidation to tin' Legis
lature. However, it is pretty jteisi
tive' that his rccommciitlatioii will
be favorable to the depositary law
that lias long been urge 'el.
Drunken Brawl Ends in
Death of one Participant.
Weiinea, Kauai, August 1".
One man elcael and two others
limit r the charge of manslaughter is
the result of a gene'ral fight which
t-oeik place at Camp IV, Makaweli
It seems that there was a little
feast taking place' which was attcinl
nl by quite a numbe-r of the' Portu
guese residents of the-camp. Besides
the more substantial part eif the
spreael there- appears to have be-e-n
a consielerablc amount eif fluid re
freshments of a fiery kind. The
heit'.le el e he i r cxe-ited discussions ami
the difference of opinions brought
forth by the latter (iccasioueel a tight
that enileel in a general im-lec. Dur
ing this a man by the name of Ino-ctiie-io
Cavee-o rce-civei a kick in the
a he le imi" !i that caused a rupture' e.f
the int stine and finally his death.
At the corone r's iiupie st,-he-Id the
following ilay, the se el. tails we re
brought out ami the- same- elav two
of the- participants in the light we re
arreste-d and brought to Waimca
where' their trial siiu-e has been
going on. There are quite a num
ber eif witne-sse-s and the- trial is pro-ce-eeling
but slowly ow ing te the- fact
that both questions ami testimony
have' to pass through an interpreter.
The two men, Joe Huff and
Manuel Abrtla, who are charged
with manslaughter on Juosaneio
Cavn-o, have bee n committed to the-;
Grand Jury ly the- Distrie-t Magis
trate of Waimca .
Swe-ct Singei "D'llanimi-r says
he lias a high plai'i- in the ne xt sheiw
he goe-.s eait with."
Coini'dian "Well, I should say
it is high, lb- sits up in the- If e-s and
te'ars up paper for the siuw-4 i;-m
A SUHE THING.
"Ale you willing to take Volir
chain-is in the niatrimoii;al game '.''
There ale no chances in it.''
anday Observance Under
I!cv. Dr. Oratml H, Guliek con
tributes the' feillowing to The Frii ml :
In The- Friend eif July, over the
signature of Dr. Se-udele-r he- give s
his vie ws upon Sunday base-ball, in
the following language :
"A stroll in (bid's open air, a
horse bac"k ride, a drive, a re freshing
swim, a game of golf itself the acme
eif epiie't exercise,, baseball, who will
dare to se t a limit and ele-claivono to
be a sin anil the othe rs innocent?
We live in a day when honest men
will endure' ne befogging of issues.
The church can no longer say 'this
or that is tabu' unle ss there is a
cle'af meeral elistjnction bctwe-en the
tiling forbidde n ami those tolerate-d.
Sunela.y has two reasons for licing,
both funelameiitaL The first is the
llie'el feir rest. The' scctiud is the
necessity lor seie-iai wetrsinp. it a
man is e-onfini'el closely within eloors
six tlays every we'ek, the physical
demand for lvst will fon-e hint tet
take' etu'eloeir re'e-reation on Sunday."
. It is a matter ef eleeqt regret te) me
that Dr. Sciiehler sheiuld ferl himself
calli-el upon to use the- columns of
The Friend for setting forth the
vie-ws imlie-ati'il in the abeve- quota
tion. I elo not think them to be in
ae-e-oiil with the commtmds eif God
as given in the ( !d Te stament , or in
harmony with the teachings of the
New T stame-ut. T la y are- subver
sive of the- te-ae hings of t he sc .who si ;
effe 'dually platlteel the Geispe l se-e el
upon these islands.- It is espeeaally
unfitting that T he Erie-ml, establish
ed and niaintaine-d by the Heianl of
the Hawaiian Evangelical Associa
tion for the- conserving and upbuiM
ing of the (iosped Kingilom, sheiuhl
hi' thus uscel for the pulling down
rather than for the unhuiMing. The'
manner of observance ejf the' Sabbath
is one of the vital questions of the'
hour, vital tet Cliristian living, ami
te Christian civilization.
In a later seiiti'iie-i' of.thc above'
article? Dr. Sciieleler says: "Innocent
Sumlay lvcre-ations will apite-al tet
meinlH-rs eif all the alve groups
Ami the- Church, elocs not eipposc
them. We re-nit mU r tet have- he-aiV
no voice- publicly raiseel against them
That the Doe-teu-'s memory may
neve-r again pe'rmit him tt repeat
this assertion, is the Iiojm' of
ORAM EL 11. GULICK.
July 20th, lil'JS.
In a later scnleucc of the- above
article is this goe til-nature -el Ve joinder:
It were we-11 worth the e-ifort of a
hiuielreil e elitorials to eveike such a
spli mliil little- bunch of li t shot ;h
that contained in the commuuicat i n
from Fe llow Editeir Orame-1 II. Gu-lie-k
em another page. At a re -cent
meeting of our Eelitorial Boanl erne
eif the- most anient i'f emr numbe r
sugge st ( el that Tin1 Frieliel Weiuld
-improve with more- matter in a
lighte r or live lier vein. All the rest
sail! "Ann u. '' For .liveliness Mr.
Guliek V communication fills the
bill. It also gives the occasion for
saying a bit metre eai the Sumlay
That little' e elitorial of last month
which gets such a basting e-enilel
hanllv be- exneete-d to cetver the-whole-
grouiiel. It bad but one- ob
jective', namely to show that wliili
thi' Church elites lieit ami sheilllel
not I wt her itself with laying eleiwn
rules as to how individuals must ai t
em Sunday in e-eiitraelistiiii-tin with
with other days, it is trcmcuileiusly
intcre steil toge-the-r with labor or
ganizations aiul nie'ii loye-rs (.'eue-ral-ly
in eh niandiiig that business shall
ueit rob the worM of Sumlay re st.
It goes without saying that the
Church alset enthusiasueally bae ks
the State in safeguarding the- right
of worship on Sunday. One reason
why the Church elo.s not i any
man, "It is wrong inGoel's sight to
hi this or that ein a week l.iy," is
bl-l-ause- the CllUlvh eaniieit agree'
Ultein the ai ts tet le pronounecd
wu-iig. If John Knox and Jed,
Calvin were to visit Heuiolulu
tite , ,-h and i ga ;e in a gana'
Low'- e Oihn C-
fine Sabbath alt' ill" n, e!"l:bt! i
Mr G'llick w iiild give them a sou',
rap in the- columns of The Frie',
and the- board of e'd.tors at
w'uild huge lv enjoy the fun.
tlw recorel re-ads that when these' tv
re forming worthies met in Euroj
tbe.V pi 'V'-il bowls togethiT oil Sui
day. The Puritan Sabbath has ptj
vaileel during a small see-tion I
Church history ami over a jxtrti'
only of the worM. We' bedie'Vc tl
this sort of Sabbath in its more (
beral form has meant vastly met
f-r inankinel than any other thj
this worlel has ever known.
would gladly sec all men set situate,
economically that they ceiuld ai
weiuld spi-ml Sumlay partly in socii
worship and put the remainder I
the day into the cultivatietn, both j
themselves ami in. others, of the ve'
best anil noblest. In the ideal re-J
day nature ami art ami music, ji
giving tei others, quit t kindly rccrel
tiems and all manner of social mini)
tries will have their place. It wl
lie- a elay richer far iistn- humatiil
ami feu- the iii'livielual than anythirl
ever ilreaiiieil a l tout by the Purita
We- lK-lie ve that this sort of week
re st day is even now in process
evolution. Men will tire of tl
aniusnme-nta crane e-ve n as they d
of the all day prosy preaching of '
firmer time. There will beswingii
to extremes but (toil is in His wo J
and His Son as Lord of the Sabba
will bring all men to his largeness
views in its use.
Hence- tin- Cliiiiih of toe lay w'isij
leave's the whole1 tpi'-stion of Sabba
observance- t-. tho-indiviiltial man
coiiiinu?iioii with his Geiel. But whj
it c.e-laims with Paul, "All thin)
are- lawful," it adds with him "ij
things are neit expedient." i
It cx loses the- inexpedie-licy
spending the wee kly elay ef rest 1
me re physical ivlaxatiou to the ne
he-t of a II else that goes tet make up re,
manhood. It places eive-r against tl
right of the indivielual to seek se-lfh
pleasure on Sunday the privile-ge (
safe'-guanling to the- community tl
priceless boon of s tcial worship, Tt
man who devotes all Sumlay to go!
ing, automobiling, base-bailing, rea
ing, nature- communing or any othi
aloneness is giving his ve.tte in tl
most effective manner posible to suj
port the proposilitin, "The; Churc
and all public worship of Gexl shenij
l)c abolished." If a man belicvesj
his inmost soul that the Church is
human necessity, a bulwark to t"
home ami to the nation, he must
onler to be' hone st connect himst;
with it, attend its worship and (
his part to. make- it the- ide-al Chun
which the weirld nee'els. In oreler
elo this he' must be unselfish enoii;
to aeljust his Sumlay activities t
c tnlingly. Now all this realm
ile-al e-oasideraiions the Churf-h mi
should and dete-s urge. It will n
atte-mpt to legislate- for the iinlivi
ual. It will not say In -cause it h
no right to elet sei, "This is wre
on Sunday," but it w ill, if it be wij
win me n to such an ide al use of
privileges of the- day of rest and w
ship, that the' inelividual man .sli
be healthier in Intely, larger in spin
fuller fif God ami truer to -the sexr
whole and that society shall real!
more completely its great possi!
ty a family of loving, serving hi
IN A SKA-GOING CAB.
"You say 1 hail been drinking'
"Well, you were- riding arounel
a haciv with a sailor."
"But IkcI I been drinking?"
"Well, you were- onler'nig him
get ale.it and fuilsail."
Five-yi'ar-ol I Tommy was Itci
put through a test of nuinlie'rs 1
fore the admiring family one- elay
dinne r. Finally papa asked him t
ipleston that had provcel the Wat'
leiei e.f t!ie ,,Mi r e hihire-el in j)J
Ne iw, Ton iiny ' said papa, '"h
many are two apples and thi
1 tears?" .
"Five fruits," prompt Jy1 answer