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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1912.
Haiku Cannery Working at High Pres
sure Big Crop Being Rapidly
Up at the Haiku Packing Com
pany's plant, there is a wonderful
scene of activity to be observed . Three
hundred busy laborers are hustling
and bustling to pare, remove the
cores, slice, cook and can, over one
hundred thousand cases of pineap'
pies. It is a big work, and the ma
chine like precision, with which the
work goes on is worthy of a large
Bugar company's mill. I And when
it is remembered that for years the
sugar people have been perfecting
their systems, the compliment is
The Haiku cannery is working at
top speed to take care of nil the
pines that are gathered from the
fields, and every nerve is strained
to keep up with the rush of pines
from the adjoining plantations.
The cannery is well able to not
only can pines and the by-products
of the fruit, but to also make the
cans that contain the fruit. The
cases that the cans are packed in
are also made at the cannery and it
is most interesting to take a look
over the whole plant.
The pines that are raised at Hai
ku are much smaller than those
grown on Oahu, but the Maui pines
are sweeter and have less fibre than
those of Oahu.
The very latest type of pineapple
machinery has been introduced in
to the Haiku cannery, and it is
wonderful to notice how, as the ne
cessity arose, the different machines
were invented. The paring machines
are wonders and they remove just
the right amount of skin. Then take
the core removing apparatus. That
is a simple, yet wonderful machine,
that punches the core out of each
pineapple. The pine is then ready
for the slicing machine and, here
again, is the inventor seen at his
best. The pine are thrust into a
concave grip and, instantly, a set of
knifes plunge into the fruit and
slice them just the required thick
nesi. The sliced pines, of assorted sizes,
are then placed in cans and start on
a long journey, per automatic car
rier, to the lid sealers, the juice
. distributors, the boilers and, event
ually the' label department. The
whole plant works like clockwork,
and there is no doubt that the
pineapple industry is running sec
ond to sugar as the principle indus
try of the islands
Fund Is Growing
Maui is doing well in regard to
the Duke Kahanamoku Fund and,
up to date, the sum of $209.50 has
been collected by R. Thompson,
who was responsible for the show
of last week.
Geo. K. Kaia's Glee Club did fine
work for the good cause, and the
dance was a most enjoyablo one. t
There are still 310 tickets out
standing and, when the money for
these is forthcoming, the Maui con
tribution will look well in print.
There was a meeting of the Dem
ocrats of the Fifth District on
Thursday evening, and at it the fol
lowing delegates were elected : T.
Clark, Antone Do Rego, Antone
Faustino, E. Lia Halao, Paia He-u,
R. D. Hoopii, D. Kaiwi, L. N. B.
Keahi, M. K. Keohokalole,
Lyons, Kaliko Makakoa,
Makaiwi, H. C. Mossman,
Naone, M. C. Ross.
s naiiu&u usuui.
At the Maui Hotel: R. J. Baker,
M. B. Bairos, Fred E. Harvey, H
C. Waldron. Geo. F. Campbell. C
W. Ashford. Dr. John II. Farrell.
T. Ozawa. Valentine Holt, Gerrill
P. Wilder, Win. Green, Ben Viek-
ers, C. Neumann, J. E. Hughes,
Leon Tobriner. H- G. Hadley, J
B. Stewart, Susan G. Clark, Eliza
beth Hunter, Ida G. Macdonald,
The Woman's Guild of the Church
of the Good Shepherd will hold its
regular business meeting at the Rec
tory, Wailuku. on Wednesday,
oept. 4in, at z:u p m.
Mr. C. D. Lufkin is leaving for
the mainland on September 11. He
is disposing of his two automobiles,
nn a Cadillac Touring car and t he
other a Buiek runabout. The ma
chine can be bought cheap for cash,
or on easy terms. Jiotn cars are in
good order and condition.
For nearly three weeks now a fire
has been devastating the slope of
Ilaleakala on the other side of the
gulch, opposite Olinda and Idle
wilde. It is estimated that nearly 350
acres of grass, ferns, shrubs and
koa-stumps have been consumed:
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n anoui iuw acres 01 tins, it is
thought that the roots of vegetation
have been entirely destroyed. .
The fire was discovered on Fri
day, August 9th, and in answer to
a call (by telephone) for assistance,
the Ilaleakala Ranch people sent
thirty men who made the distance
of several miles in fifteen minutes
nearly killing their mounts by so
These men worked hard all night
and. though they could not entirely
extinguish the fire, , they obtained
control. Since then it has not ap
At the start Idlewilde the sum
mer home of W. U. Aiken, was
threatened. A.t the present time
the fire is stili burning deep in the
ground on the other side 6f the
gulch, opposite the Castle residence)
The origin of the conflagration is
not known, though it is suspected
that some of the men packing lum
ber into the forest for the pipe-line
carelessly dropped a lighted cigar
ette into the dry grass.
Contractor Hugh Howell is mak
ing good progress on the lYi miles
of box-flume or wooden pipe for
the Kula water system. A connec.
tion is being made between Waika
moi gulch, the present beginning of
the county pipe-line, and Pohaku-
moa gulch, IV2 miles further into
the forest. By so doing it is thought
that the waterworks will always
have an abundant water-supply,
even in the worst of droughts.
The weather on the mountain in
Kula and Makawao is still very dry,
despite a few showers.
We will pay Ten cents a Quart
for Pohas. At the Wharf in Hono
lulu. Honolulu Jam & Chutney Factohv
LOUIS SOAIIES I would rather
lose a ball game to a strong team
than win from a weak one. I want
to play the Paias when they have
their best possible nine.
H. C. WALDRON Yes, we luid
quite a lively time in Hilo. The
rock crusher business started some
BEN WILLIAMS Tennis does
not appear to me now-a-days. I
would rather have a rend in my
AD. CIIISLETT Wailuku is a
bustling place, and I find very little
time to lay off for a rest. The
town looks good to me.
HAROLD SUSMAN It isstrange
how one meets Australians in all
parts of the world. And they are
all doing well in their chosen valks
MANAGER SCOTT WRIGHT
As soon as there is a demand for
"juice" during the day time, we
will be able to fill all orders.
G. L. HADLEY More people
should do the Ilaleakala trip. It is
easy enough and one has not to be
an expert rider to cover the distance.
ED. DEINERT I am training
hard for the next relay swimming
race. Bill Roth has to go faster
next time we meet.
GEORGE CAMPBELL (Hono
lulu) Maui always appears to me
as a good place. I enjoyed my
visit to Puunene mill last week.
Kahului Roil road Co.
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