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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1915.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Beautifying the Roadwayt.
Next to pood deeds of one's own
coiups the appreciative recognition of
those of others. It la notpd with pleas
ure, that Uougainvilloa has been plant
ed all along the roadway overlooking
the llanapppe valley and already little
patphes of purple begin to fhow up,
giving promise of the wealth of rolor
that will make that nn avenue of
beauty some day.
At another point, the base of a for
bidding pali has been planted to night
Morning corpus, so that alreaMy in
imagination we can see the whole face
o that pali white with fragrant
At still another point the road-de
stone wall Is being fpstoonpd with the
gorgeous orange colored begonia, lo
cally known as the huapala vine. On
a limited stretch there are flowers al
ready, and the promise of much morp
for the future.
These are most commendable evi
dences of aesthetic interest and nctiv
Ity which we would gladly see ex
tended. Garden Island.
Kuhio's sppech at the chamber of
commerce banquet did not surprise
local hearers as much as it probably
did the visitors. We of Honolulu
know the tendency of the Delegate to
allow his tongue to run away with
him.' His main idea on Monday even
ing was, evidently, to impress upon
the congressional visitors just how in
dependent he is of the sugar interests,
and at (he same time to impress upon
"the sugar interests just how depend
ent they are on him. Otherwise Kll
hlo is a pretty 4 nod follow.
The Civic Convention.
Speaking of the Civic Convention,
Kauai should wake up to the Tai't that
that big event is now close at hand.
It Is time that active preparation for
It began. We already have a commit
tee on arrangement of program, and
presume that it has been carrying
out the work entrusted to it by the
Chamber of Commerce. There will,
however, be a need for a committee on
general arrangements; and, if they
On the Other Islands
Governor To Take Trip.
Governor I'inkhnm will leave on
June 2nd for the mainland to visit
the Snn Francisco and San Diego ex
positions. During his absence his
place will be filled by Secretary Wade
Warren Thayer, as acting Governor.
School Commissioners Reappointed,
Governor Pinkham this week reap
pointed for terms of two years, five
out of the six commissioners of public
instruction. Commissioner T. Brant,
who was recently elected county
supervisor of Kauai, was not reap
pointed, though he may yet le. The
other commissioners, whose terms ex
pire during this month or in June, and
who will succeed themselves, nre:
Leopold O. Blnckman, and Mrs. Mary
Atherton Richards, of Honolulu; D. C.
Lindsay, of Maui; Mrs. Emma Benton
Bond, of Kohala; and William H.
Smith, of Hilo.
Queen In Movies.
Queen Liliuokalanl In the movies is
the feature played up on the mainland
in a moving picture film taken of the
senatorial visit to the queen by the
film company Cawthorn & Fernandez.
The film is also notable for the por
trayal of a revival of the old "Hoo
kupu," the Hawaiian custom of laying
gifts at the feet of the monarch. The
film was taken near the end of the
recent session of legislature.
Sunday Movies For Honolulu.
An ordinance permitting Sunday
moving picture shows has passed on
second reading the Honolulu Board of
Supervisors, with but one member
opposing. It is believed that the meas
ure will be finally passed vlthin a
few days. It provides ihat the police
committee of the board act as a board
of censors lor the Sunday perform
nneeu. Supervisors Dan'e! Logan was
t'jf one orwoMng mem'-cr.
Madsen Lands Shore Berth.
First officer M. A. Madsen, of the
liner Manoa, has been appointed dep
uty harbor master for the port of Ho
nolulu. As a consequence ho will not
return to the Coast when the Manoa
sails next Tuesday. His many friends
in the Islands are tendering their con
Bankers Want to Come.
In the prospectus which is being
circulated by the American Bankers'
Association, in reference to Its big an
nual convention to be held in Seat'.le,
from September 6 to 10, announce
ment is made that a Bide trip will be
arranged from San Francisco to Hono
lulu provided a sufficient number care
to go, and proper steamer accommo
dations can be secured.
Tnna Club Offers Trophies
Four silver cups have been offered
as trophies of the Hawaii Tuna Club
for landing the largest ulua, ono, dol
phin, and swordfish under club condi
tions during six-month periods, begin
ning May 1. George P. Cooke, E. O.
Hall & Son, W. C. Bradbury, of Den
ver, and John D., Kennedy, of Hilo,
are the donors To in any of the tro
phies permanently, a club member
must be able to hold it two successive
If the silly actions of a man are not
due to his being in love, they are prob
can be persuaded to serve, It would
be a fine idea to continue the general
committee on entertainment of the
congressional party over on this work.
In view of the importanee of the mat
ter, the members of that committee
would doubtless respond gladly to the
Wednesday,. Thursday and Fridav,
September 22, 23 and 24, would lie
good dates for the Civic Convention.
Full moon will ocrur on the night of
the 2.'',rd, and that part of the month
should be suitable to business men.
Hard On Kauai.
To show you how mean and con
trary Nawiliwili bay is, the morning of
the arrival of the Congressional party
Its face was as placid as that of a
small lake, and its very peacpfulness
denied nil the bad stories spoken or
wrlttpn about it. The "oldest Inhab
itant" deplared that he had never seen
the bay so smooth. Evidently Nawili
wili bay is itself opposed to the
breakwater. Garden Island.
A Bad Break.
It would seem that the authorities
in Honolulu made a bad break when
they issued orders that soldiers in
uniform should not be allowed to en
ter the grounds at Kapiolani Park,
where the big luau to the visiting con
gressmen was in progress. If every
body, save those who had tickets
were excluded, there might be some
excuse for the action. lint, to single
out the uniformed men and bar only
thnn from entering the grounds, sav
ors too much of the discrimination
against the very men who, ir. time
if trouble, would be relied upon to de
That there are bad soldiers as.wpil
as bad civilians Is well known. Cut
that fact does not justify the police
authorities, or the mayor of Hono
lulu, in issuing orders to the effect
(hat ALL MEN in i'ncle Sam's uni
foim wero to bp barred from stand
ing around and wnt'hing the congress
men enjoy themselves. It was a grave
mistake that will take a lot of ex
plaining Hawaii Herald
ASAM In Honolulu, May 18, 1913,
Mrs. Annie Apua Asam, of Camp
bell lanp, a native of Honolulu, aged
KUNl'KU In Honolulu, May 17, 1915,
Kealaula, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
David Kunuku, of 972 Dowsett lane,
a native of Honolulu, aged twelve
PARK In Honolulu, May 17, 1915,
Park Soo Sun, married, of Parker
lane, a native of Korea, aged thirty
EAKIN At 1844 Liliha street, Hono
lulu. May 16, Mrs. A. L. Eakln, of
ORNELLAS In Funchal, Madeira,
Portugal, April 6, 1915,' Mrs. Syndina
Augusta Dias d'Ornellas, sistpr of
John P. Dias of 1444 Miller street,
ADAMS In Honolulu, May 15, 1915,
Mrs. Louella Adams, of Castner,
Oahu, aged forty years.
LIWAI In Honolulu, May 11, 1915,
Mrs. Martha Liwai, wife of Joseph
Llwai, of Kukul street, opposite St.
Louis College, a native of Koula,
Oahu, aged forty-seven years.
KIRKBRIDE In Philadelphia, Penn.,
May 12, 1915, George B Kirkbride,
husband of Mrs. May Severanee,
who was a former resident of Ho
nolulu. CHONG In Honolulu, May 13, 1915,
Lum Chong, of 50 North Vinppard
street, a native of China, aged thir
WHITEHOUSE At Minerva, North
Walps, May 12, 1915, Mrs. Emily
Whitehouse, mother of Kate Iaukea
and Blanche Whltehoufe of Hono
lulu, aged sixty-six years.
CATHCART In Honolulu, May 17.
1915, Robert W. Cathcart, cjf 362
North' School street, a native of
County Down, Ireland, aged fifty
HONG In Honolulu, May 17, 1915,
Hong Teong. of Aala lane, a native
of China, aged fifty-four years.
FOOK In Honolulu, May 17, 1915,
Mrs. Chin Shee Moy Chai Fook, of
336 North School street, a native of
Hanalei, Kauai, aged forty-seven
WONG In Honolulu, May 17, 1915.
Wong Kee Sam, of Aala lane, a na
tive of China aged forty-eight years.
KANEHAKU In Honolulu, May 16,
1915, Damien Kama Kanehaku, of
Houghtailing road, a native of Ho
nolulu, aged thirtv-nine years.
LYMAN At Fort Shafter, Honolulu,
May 16, 1915, Clarence K. Lyman,
first lieutenant Fourth Cavalry, U.
S. A., a native of Paauhau, Hama
kua, Hawaii, aged thirty-three yrs.
NAOPALA In Honolulu, May 17,
1915, Mrs. Kealoha Wahine Naopala,
wife of Capt. Moses Naopala of the
S. S. Mikahala, of Naopala lane, Ka
lihl, a native of South Kona, Ha
waii, aged fifty-five years.
DEATH OF R. W. CATHCART.
R. W. Cathcart, who dropped dead
on the street in Honolulu last Tues
day morning, was well known on
Maul, as he was in most parts of the
Territory. One of his sons, Abel Cath
part, it a teacher of the NahiTcu school.
The deceased came to the Itdnmlg
about forty years ago from Ireland.
He was sixty years of age at the time
of his death.
Trying to Forget.
He Don't you remember mc
She Why should 1?
"We were engaged to be married
last summer at the beach."
"Yes; but don't you recollect yon
told me to forgive and forget you?"
For Coast Shipment
Expert of College of Hawaii Tells How
It Should Be Done and Causes of
It is now quite generally known that
much of the early diflirultips In ship
ping fresh pineapples to the mainland
was due to improper knowledge of
picking, curing and packing the fruit.
With experience the Oahu growers
have become so proficient in these
matters that the percentage of loss is
now vpry low. Lpslie C.- Clark, ins
tructor in animal husbandry in the
Collge of Hawaii, who has had much
practical experipnee in this line of
work, has recently issued a paper on
the subject which should be of es
pecial interest to Maul pineapple men,
who have recently been trying to get
into the fresh fruit market, with but
indifferent success. Mr. Clark says:
There are three distinct steps or
sets of operation 4 in preparing fresh
pineapples for shipment to distant
points: (a) picking and hauling, (b)
cleaning and curing, (c) packing.
Picking and Hauling.
In order to know when or at what
stage of its development a pineapple
should be picked for shipment, say to
San Francisco, it is necersary to un
derstand what takes place in the phy
sical development of a fruit and to
know the amount of time required to
haul, clean, cure, pack and deliver
to the market.
Obsprvation will show that tliprp
nre thrpp slagps or periods of develop
ment from the blossom to a fufly
ripened fruit; a period of growth or
building of framework; a period of
rounding out of the 'eyes' and filling
the cells of the flesh of the fruit with
juice, which brings the fruit to ma
turity: and, finally, a period ripening,
when the fruit sweetpns and polors.
Of course there are no definite lines of
demarkation between these stages in
development. That is a continuous
process from beginning to end.
A-growing fruit has a smooth, C'sp
stem, that looks full of life. VMipn
maturity is rpachpd thp stem hog;ns to
shrink and shrivel. This is an almost
infallible means for recognizing a ma:
An experienced picker can tell
when a fruit is mature by its general
appearance. A .full, rounded eye and
a certain clearness of the skin are in
dicative of maturity. It will help a
beginner to know a mature pine at a
glance if fruits are cut open occasion
ally ,the appearance noted and corre
lated with the external characters.
In order to get the best Idea of the
condition of the fruit, cut a sector
about one inch deep from side to side,
holding the fruit by the crown ajid
cutting lengthwise. If the flesh ap
pears clear and the cells are filled
with juice, the fruit is mature. If the
flesh is dry, white and opaque, and
most or all of the cells with little or
no juice, the fruit is green and will
not ripen normally. It will turn yel
low and develop a little juice if kept
long enough without spoiling, but It
will be a very poor pineapple and will
injure any market where It may be
sold. Furthermore, the greener a pine
Is picked the greater will be the
shrinkage in weight before it will
color up enough to sell.
Strictly speaking, pines should not
be 'picked,' but 'cut, with a stem
about one inch long, care being taken
to make a good, clean, square cut.
No Two Crops Alike.
It must always be borne in mind
that climatic, weather, moisture, soil,
tillage and cultural conditions all af
fect the growth and development of
pineapples, as well as other crops.
The direction of the slope of the land
and its exposure will affect the de
velopment and appearance of the
fruit. These factors must be studied
by eaph planter on his own ranch. It
is not safe to expect fruit of the same
exact appearance, size and weight in
proportion to size from year to year,
even though from the same field and
grown under the same conditions of
cuture. Each season there is some
thing to be learned about the product
of that particular season. Fruit may
be watery, or it may be pithy; it may
look greener than it is or riper than
It is. These things must be ascer
tained in each case.
How Long It Takes.
The ' time factor Is dependent on
the person or persons doing the work,
on the weather and on the distance
from market. Weather affects the
curing. It is difficult to cure the fruit
properly in damp weather. Under
normal conditions of weather, with
the proper facilities for handling, it
has been the experience of the writer
in shipping from Honolulu that eleven
days are required, counting the day
the fruit is picked to deliver pineap
ples to San Franplsco. This allows
three days for picking, hauling, clean
Ing, curing and packing, and one day
to get them on the steamer. 1 he re
maining seven days were allowed for
transit from Honolulu to San Fran
In hauling the fruit from the fl.-ld
any method that will prevent bruising
is satisfactory. The writer has found
it a good practise to stand the pines
on their crowns in the boxes, putting
one tier only in each box.
Cleaning and Curing.
Cleaning consists of stripping off
the bracts or small leaves attached to
the stem around the base of the fruit
and brushing the fruit with an ordi
nary horse brush. This cleaning
makes the fruit more attractive, re
moves mealy bugs and scales, and aids
curing by exposing the whole butt end
of the fruit, besides making the fruit
easier to pack.
Fruit badly infested with mealy
bug, or fruit deformed or with two
crowns, should not be shipped. Double
crowned fruit is inferior in qual'ty,
and fruit infested with pests is a
menace to the trade as well as to the
country into which it is shipped.
From Blistered Feet
Game Last Sunday Was a Sprinting
Match Instead of Baseball Score
21 to 17.
The first game of the youngsters
last Sunday was not good enour.h, ac
cording to basebail critics. This game
was put up by the Haikus and Wai
kapus, the score being 21 to 17. The
boys must have had their minds wan
dering about instead of keeping their
eyes on the ball. But anyhow the
Haikus lost the game.
The second game was played by
the Cubs and Chinese and these teams
put up much better baseball than the
others. The score stood 9 to 6, with
the long end towards the Cubs.
The pitchers of both teams were
Tomorrow's games will be as fol
lows: Haikus vs Cubs, 10:30 a. m.;
Waikapus vs Chinese, 1 p. m.
Standing of Teams.
P. W. L. Pet.
Chinese 5 3 2 .600
Cubs 4 2 2 .500
Waikapus 4 2 2 .500
Haikus 5 2 3 .400
Supreme Court Turns
Down Election Question
The Supreme Court last week dis
missed the injunction suit of Eugene
Murphy against the Maul county
clerk to restrain him from holding
the Maui general election on May 4.
The court evidpntly lipid that thp
election being passed it was no use
to pass upon the question at all, and it
consequently did not. Murphy nought
to prove the election invaliu on ac
count of alleged irrcgulaillies in the
holding of the primary election in
For Auto Drivers
A bit of advice to automobile tour
ists on how to get out of deep mud
holes is explained in an Exchange. It
has been used by auto drivers in their
cross country trips and may save
much time and trouble In going
through bad roads and mud holes. .
The method is a modification of the
Spanish windlass and may be illustra
ted by using some of the equipment
found on an oflice desk. Take a parier
weight and visualize it as your car
engulfed in a mud hole. Tie a piece
of string to it and attach the other
end to any fixed object. In the real
emergency the fixed object is a "dead
man" consisting of a stick of timber
buried in a long trench dug at right
angles to the direction of the pulling
effort. At a point half way between
the paper weight and the "dead man",
hold a pencil upright. Nojv take a
second pencil and loop your rope
around it and turn on the first pencil
as a windlass. At once you'll find the
paper weight moving along just as
your car will. It can't help Itself. You
have a long lever and a short bite and
the pull is terrific.
In actual usage two pices of
five foot pipe are substituted for the
pencis. One may be smaller than the
other, s othe pair will telescope when
not. In use.. A length of strong line
completes the outfit.
Caution should be taken when using
the pipes to see that the one which
is Etood upright is not shoved into
the ground. It must be free to move
along with the winding up of the rope,
Curing, strictly speaking, is drying,
not so mtK'h the fruit although it
should also have a dry surface hut
more especially the cut end of the
stem. If the cut end of the stem does
not dry up white and clean, without
any discoloration on the cut surface,
it is of little use to pack the fruit,
The discoloration is caused by fungus,
and this fungus will rot the fruit be
fore it reaches market.
Fruit Must Be Dry.
The thorough drying of the cut sur
face of the stem of the pineapple Is
ono of the most important factors in
the successful shipping of this fruit to
mainland markets. To accomplish
this it is best to stand the fruit on
the crowns, only one. tier deep, where
there is constant movement of air.
A good breeze will dry the stems very
quickly 11 they have not been bruised
or infested with the fungus.
A fruit with a bruised stem should
not be packed. Sometimes, if it is
found that a Stem is not drying prop
erly, it pays to trim or recut the stem,
thus exposing a fresh, clean surface
Standardize the Pack.
Standardize your package. Make
it efficient and attractive. The fruit
should 'chamber' In the box: that is
it should 'fit in,' a certain number to
the box, without being forced, and at
the same time it must be snugly park
ed. Grade your fruit. Pu tfruit of
only one size in a box. Use attrac
live and efficient packing materials
The writer has found excelsior beet,
It does not 'mat' easily, does not ab
sorb nioiHture readily, and can be
bought in compressed bales, thor
oughly dried. It eliminates the bother
and room required to properly dry
and store our wild nathe grass, which
has been extensively used, and it is
clean. Our wild native grabs absorbs
moisture and heats too readily to
make good packing material.
Do not use too large a box. A box
that will hold from sixty to seventy
pounds net is a good size for fruit
weighing five pounds or under. Larger
fruit should be packed in single tier
boxes: they bruise too easily ot carry
well when packed more than one tier
deep. A rigid box is necessary to
keep the fruit from being bruised. A
middle partition will accomplish this.
Strong for Prohibition
Dr. J. V. Wadman, head of thp Anti
Saloon Lpague work In the Islands,
spent this week In visiting the public
schools of this Island. He made a
large number of short talks to the
children with a view to impressing
upon them the evils of tlcoholic in
dulgence. He returned to Honolulu
from Lalmina Friday night.
Dr. Wadman stated that in an in
formal canvass of sixteen members
of the congressional party, he found
twelve of the number strong for prohi
bition whenever the people want It.
Conry and Shafroth, he said, were op
posed to the Idea, and Rpprpsentative
Mann was not in favor of restriction
by national legislation.
The more Indignant women can bo
come over a scandal the more they
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Albums come in either paper or
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has been carefully investigated by us or the past
three or four years, and we believe it will give L
service equal to the old-fashioned European Iron &
which has given satisfaction, in many cases, for
more than thirty years here. .
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COFFIN8 MADE AT SHORT NOTICE.
For Lusilania Victim
Fitting services in memory of Miss
Margaret D. Jones, who perished
when the Lusitania was sunk, were
held in St. Andrew's Cathdral Wed
npsday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Bishop
Rpstarick and Rev. Canon Ault o!!i
At the time of her death Miss Jone3
was traveling as a conipsniou to Mrs.
Wakefield, who was saved. Miss
Jones was well known to old residents
of the Islands, having nursed in many
of the older families on Maul.
Natural Thing To Do.
Sunday School Teacher "After he
heard the people shouting 'Snul has
slain his thousands, but David has
slain his tens of thousands," what .-id
Saul do then?" Willie (whose father
"also ran") "I suppose he got rlht
up and bellered for a recount." Pu"k.
ttttles -no repairs
The owner of a passenger-service
car, running in the valleys and
mountains of California, writes:
"We have driven twelve thousand
miles. Zerolene has been used
exclusively. We have never ad
justed a bearing, ground a valve
nor cleaned a spark plug during
this time. The engine runs more
smoothly than the first thousand
Standard Oil Company
Maul, T. II.
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