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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, ATRIL 17, 1)17. ,
For Frying--For Shortening
For Cake Making
There fs no smoke nor odor. Fried foods are free from
the taste of grease. They now are tasty and crisp.
They are made more digestible, for Crisco is all vege
table, The same Crisco can be used to fry fish, onions,
doughnuts, etc., merely by straining out the food
particles after each Irving.
Crisco gives pastrv a new flakiness and digestibility,
Crisco always is of the sajne freshness and consistency,
It's uniform quality makes for uniform results.
Crisco gives richness at smaller cost, It brings cake
making back to popularity. Butter bills are reduced and
cakes stay fresh and moist longer.
For Sale at Leading Markets and Grocers
Sole Distributors Territory of Hawaii.
A Voice From The Past
The Memories of Mrs. Polani.
Kauhoi. my father, wae the
teacher at Wailua. He came from
Wnioli, where he was kahu for the
Wilcoxes and took care of the chil
dren; he uaed to carry them about,
and was very fond of them.
There were lots of people every
where then, and the land was full
of children, not like these degener
ate days when there are few chil
dren, because the families are so
small. Those were the days of big
families, eight, ten or twelve chil
dren. There were about 500 chil
dren in the school hete at Wailua
then. No, one teachar couldn't
majiage them all, bo he appointed
his own assistants from among the
larger childten; they went outside
to learn their lessous, and then the
different classes were called in one
The small children mostly learn
ed from a chart, about as big as a
towel, beginning with the letters
at the top, and getting harder as it
went down with sentences on the
other side. We went over it in
concert, the teacher watching our
lips to make sure that we were re
citing it; and woe betide any child
who didn't study faithfully and
learn easily, it was no lunch, or a
We began at seven in the morn-
bargain. Oh, yes I got manv a
vhippir.g even if I was the teach
ers daughter, or perhaps on the
Once in a while we would all go
to a hoike at Lihue. We walked
of course, and carried our clothes
in calabashes, also our own food
These hoikes were for the whole
region from Koloa toKealia. More
ing thev have the more money
Yes. I remember Mr. Pease,
Mika Pi, as he was called the
Haole Ana Aina, who measured
out all the kuleanas for the na
tives, lie use to live for a time at
Lihue. He was a tall man. No,
he didn't ch.iin out the land the
wav they do now. He told them
to put up sticks at the corner, and
then he looked at them and then
told them to bring on the paina of
chicken or pig or whatever it was,
and if thev wanted everything to
be straight, they had better put up
a good paina, which thev general-
frequently we had exchanges atjly did.
home; the Anahola man would In those days there wasn't much
come to Wailua and the Wailua fuss about getting married, sing-
man would go to Anahola.
In mv early childhood days we
used to wear tapa garments still.
The girls and women all wore
pa-us, short skirts from the waist
down. This was considered to be
quite modest, what was above the
waist didn't matter. These tapas
were much more durable than peo
ple think; if they were made right
they were quite tough like cloth;
no, it would stand washing, but it
was durable in the wear. Pretty
toon howevet, cotton came into
use, at first only brown cotton
kukaenalo the Chinaman brought
it around. It was very highly
prized and evev girl or women wJs
very anxious to have at least one
Sunday garment made of it. There
was also a haole, at one time at
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ing papers and all that sort of
thing. You happened to meet the
minister on the road, and told him
that you wanted to get married, j
He said all right! and joined your
hands, and blew his nose and that
was pau; but those old marriages
stuck better than the more pre
tentions ones in these davs.
In those days no vessels came to
Nawihwih or kapaa, but only to
Koloa;so if we wanted to sell any-j
thing, we had to take it to Koloa.
When the wlialeships were there:
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Fort Street. Honolulu
in and kept on till eleven. Then! Wailua, who made cotton clofh;
we had an hour of recess, followed
bv another session until four. We
had school one day at Wailua, and
the next at Kapaa, thus alternating
back and forth, to gire the chil
dren a fair chance. We had poi
no doubt it was pretty coarse stuff.
I don't remember his name.
We all had to work in those
davs; the men had to work in the
lois, and go deep sea fishing, and
the women had to make tapas and
and fish for lunch always, and the do the light fishing in the streams
arrangement was that the near
children furnished the poi and the
fur ones the fish.
I tell you we had to study or we
caught it. The teacher had a good
lama-wood whip, the Hawaiian
equivalent of hickory, and he
used it on the least provocation,
It was not an uncommon thing for
the teacher to grasp the childs
hand, with the ends of the fingers
protruding, and bent them o n
these protruding ends until they
bled. Another common punish
ment was to make us stand on one
foot, with one arm extended, bear
ing a stone, until we knew the
lesson, nnd if we relaxed an in
stant we got a whiping into the
that was the time. Uur men, ai
band of them, perhaps twenty,
would start out long before dnv
light, afoot o f course, carry
ing their produce, potatoes, me
lons, bananas, etc. and by break
fust time they would be at Koloa.
They went nuuika bv wav of Kilo
hana, which was more direct than
by way ot Lihue; that mauka wav
was the regular line of travel for
all that side of the Island. They
traded with the JJwhaleships for
for hire at all hours.
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cloth, or knives,
or Hint and steel.
and along the shores.
When I was a child we still used
the old method of making fire by
nibbing sticks Yes I know how
to do it yet, have done it in. my a
time; its easy when you know
how, like anything else. No, no
not a hard and a soft wood, but
two pieces of the same wood, pua
is the wood and you have to rub
it so, very haul; but von have to
know how. Hut before long we
got the flint and steel method of
making fire, which we :isd for ai
long time, till matches came.
Yes there were hulas in those
days, but they were decent hulas,
thev all woie clothes, not like the
modern hulas, where the less cloth-' Horve.
The following arrived by the
Kinau last. Wednesday' morning:
A. Horner, Mr. and Mrs. Robins,
G 15. Curtis, F. S. Scudder, Miss
C. Kim. F. Hange. W. NicoM.
Miss Ueckert, C. Neumann, Mrs.
W. 1.. West, Dr. Putman.T. Nott,
Mr. and Mrs. (). Zottleson, W.
Allen, I. Fnjihara. C. M, Ahana,
15. I.ovell, Mrs. Meedimch Mrs.
Liama, Mrs. Ncwinann, C. Ko
dama, C. K. Koon, T. Xaniba,
Mrs. I. Comfloune and infant.
Mrs. C. Sanlinha, A. V. Peters,
San Chan, Mrs. Horye, Master
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