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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY. JCNE-1, 1920
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The Hawaiian Forester, March and
April numbers, contains a descrip
tive Inventory of the poisonous plants
of Hawaii the substance ot which
may be of Interest to our readers.
The Indigenous poisons are very
few in number, and are so uncommon
that they ore never likely to hurt any
one. They are the two following:
The Akla. A small straggling bush
on the lowlands mostly, with small,
bright-colored berries, about the size
of a pea, elongated, in bunches. This
is the classic poison of Hawaiian
black arts, with which the kahuna
anaana eked out his prayers in cbbo
of a tough and stubborn subject. It
grows back of Niumalu on the kula,
and in other similar places. This is
about the only case where the bright
berry might appeal to the eye and
they have been mistaken for ohelos.
Auhuhu.. .Fish Poison. A small
"leguminous plant with white flowers,
not unlike indigo. It was used by the
Hawaiians for stupefying fish. It is
not likely to trouble the ordinary per
son. Kikanla... Solanum, with bright
scarlet fruit, like a tomato. The plant
Is spiny. Fruit usnd for leis by Ha
waiians. The Popolo. A common . weed in
fields. If poisonous at all, it must be
very mildly so, as in by-gone times
it was UBed for preserves, pios etc.
Little black berries about the size of
a small pea. It Is the forbear of Bur
bank's wonder berry, which ought to
redeem Its reputation.
Stramonium. Common in newly
plowed fields. Like many other mem
bers of the solanum family, this car
ries the active principals of bella
donna. The so called florabunda,
datura florabunda with large droop
ing, salvar shaped white flowers is
now no longer common. Because of Its
bad character it has fallen into dis
favor, and been cast out in spite of
its showy appearance.
Castor Oil. In spite of its salutary
cathartic qualities this common plant
is under the bann. It is the seeds
that are dangerous. A soldier died
recently in Honolulu after having
eaten six Beeds of this plant. One
wonders why he ever ate six seeds
one ought to have satisfied him if he
had any sense.
Polnsettia This is a euphorbia,
and all the euphorbias are more or
less poisonous, having a milky juice
which contains the poison principle,
A child is said to have died on Kauai,
due to sucking freshly cut stems of
tho polnsettia. That sounds like a
pivtty unlikely yarn, but if it is so,
don't do it!
A number of other euphorbias are
more or less common garden and field
weeds. They have acrid milky Juice,
because of them, as you naturally
will, unless like Nebuchadnezzar, you
have "gone to grass' mentally as well
The Kukui is rated as poisonous,
the nuts. They are very rich are pur
gative, and doubtless a meal of them
would be bad for one. But In the or
dinary sense they are scarcely poison
j The hush-and-be-stlll tree common
ly cultivated, belongs to a poisonous
family. The dog-bane with milky
juice wherein the jioison principle is
The Oleander, the periwinkle, the
allamanda, the beaumonta, etc. bo
long to this same family and are
more or less under the bann, because
of the milky juice. The oleander is
particularly virulent and dangerous.
It is a heart stimulant and works like
The Star of Bethlehem. Isotoma, a
small hobelia with long tubular, white
scented flowers, grows abundantly in
j the neighborhood of Hanalel. It is
another case of milky juice.
I The Coral Bush. 'Another euphor
i bia with divided leaves and scarlet
! flowers, milky juice again. A Japanese
; boy, ten years old, died from eating
the fruit in Honolulu recently.
' It will bo noticed that almost all
these plants are foreign introductions
i and that the unmber of them is com
parativoly small, and the danger of
I being poisoned by them com-
paratively remote. As a rule they
j are not things that any same person
i would dream of eating. For inacance
' the stramonium weed found bo com
monly in the fields, with prickly cap
sules. and a rank smell that would
fiirly nauseate you, who would ever
cat enough of that to hurt him.
It is a pretty Bafo general rule to
go slow with anything that has an
acrid milky juice. But there are ex
ceptious breadfruit for example.
June 1st to 12 th
Prior to taking stock we will hold a Special Sale of the
2-1) and o0 feet lengths
Crockery Cut Glass Etc,
Laces, Embroideries, Remnants,
Draperies, Fancy White Goods, etc.
Hats, Slioes, Shrit
Collars, Neckties, etc.
REMEMBER: June 1st to 12th inlcusive
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Independence Day Celebration
Honolulu is looking forward to the
biggest community Independence Day
celebration she had enjoyed for many
years. Under the auspices of the
American Legion, the combined mili
tary forces on (jahu are planning to
stage a spectacular three-day program
beginning Saturday afternoon, July 3,
and continuing until Monday evening,
July 0. Monday of course will be the
real holiday this year since July 4th
lulls on Sunday.
Three thousand cadets from Anna
polis Naval Academy are to arrive at
Honolulu on Saturday July 3, and the
Saturday afternoon celebration at Ka
piolani Park will have these wide
awake Yankees as its stellar attraction.
Plans are under way for a baseball
game between the "Middies" and a
picked team of men from the army
lorces on Oahu.
The Saturday afternoon program
will also include a polo game, prob
ably between the five All-Hawaiian
players and the 17th Cavalry five. It
is expected that Tom Driscoll and a
number of well known mainland play
ers will participate in the polo series
this summer and that they may be on
hand July 3.
The Sunday program, to which no
admission will be charged, will consist
of a huge patriotic celebration at the
grandstand in the park. It will be
military in flavor but include, besides
the reading of the Declartion of Inde
pendence, singing by a mixed choir ot
four hundred voices. The national
salute of forty-eight guns will be fired
Monday's big program will begin at
9:45 a. m. It includes mounted
wrestling, guidon race, dismounted
tug-or-war, polo pony race, drill by
Kamehameha cadets, mounted drill by
17th Cavalry and wall scaling con
The afternoon program will consist
of Cossack race, 100-yard dash, tug
of-war, Roman race, machine gun
contest and a thriling series of bomb
ing raids, bombing formations, attack
on observation balloon, aerial acro
batics and similar stunts by men of
the aerial force from Luke Field.
Not least of tho day s attractions
will be the hot quick luncheons dished
out by army cooks from rolling field
kitchens. These will be served to the
public during noon on Monday at
about cost. The army chefs guaran
tee that no matter how many thou
sand people demand food, all will be
served, and within a few minutes'
lime. They say that when forced to
it, they can serve customers at the
rate of thirty a minute to each wagon.
TOBACCO: A NATIONAL
The Department of Agriculture has
recently published the following fig
ures in regard to the consumption of
tobacco in the United States. A hun
dred years or so ago 30 million pounds
of tobacco were used annually. It has
steadily grown year by year, ever
since, until it now stands at about a
billion pounds. Much of this vast in
crease has been justified, more or less
by the growth of the population, but
not all by any means. A hundred
years ago the per capita consumption
was three pounds a year. Presum
ably in those days of dutiful women
and obedient children, they didn't get
jiway with very much of their three
pounds apiece, so that the head of the
uousehold had really some fifteen oi
sixteen pounds to his credit.
Immediately after the civil war,
strange to say, there was a phenomenal
shrinkage of tobacco consumption, so
that the per capita rate tell to two
pounds. Money was scarce for such
luxuries. But with the recovery of
prosperity the cloud of smoke grew
steadily denser, until by 1914 the per
capita allowance had grown ta 6.4
pounds or 32 pounds for the head of
the family, who did the smoking or
chewing, for his wife and children.
Today the smoker has eight pounds
in his own - right and forty in the
right of his family.
This much however may be said in
extenuation ofthe 40 pounds to the
man. perhaps he doesn't get quite
all of it. Tis wife occasionally takes
a share at least of her quota, and the
boys may also come in on theirs; but
even so, he uses two or three times
as much as his father did back in
THE PRESENT SUGAR CROP
The Hawaiian Sugar crop for 1920
according to latest careful estimates
will be 575 tons, which is about 5000
tons more than the original estimate
of last November.
On a basis of 20c a pound the crop
will be worth 227 million dollars and
LIGHTER THAN CORA'v
Cork, as every one knows, is the
bark o fthe cork oak, which grows
largely in Spain. From time imme
morial it has been the lightest woody
substance known. But now a much
lighter real wood has been found in
South America, known as Balsa wood.
Cork weighs nearly 14 pounds to
tho cubic foot, while Balsa goes only
to seven. Combined with this ex
treme lightness it has a very consid
erable tensile or resistance strength,
which renders It valuable for aero
plane construction. It is about halt
the strength of spruce, the standard
aeroplane wood, but weighs only
quarter as musb. By reinforcing it
with a fibre veneer it can be made as
strong as spruce and four times as
Balsa also has the great value of
being a non-conductor of heat, it is
a sort of spongy wood, with air cells
innumerable scattered all through
which check the spread ot heat. This
will make it very valuable for all heat
unsulation and refrigeration purposes
from houses In winter to refrigerators
in summer. This suggests a wide
range of usefulness and value.
Tho tree looks like the North
American cotton wood and the wood
resembles clear white pine. It grows
very rapidly, making the astonishing
growth of 36 ft in height in a single
year, and producing a log thirty In
ches in diameter in six years.
It is being grown as a commercial
enterprise by the United Fruit Co. in
Central America. Doubtless it would
do well in these Islands; we would
recommend the Bo'.rd of Agriculture
to look into it.
THE LONGEST BRIDGES
The longest span bridge in the world
is the transcontinental bridge at Que
bec 1800 ft.
The next in length is the famous
Forth Bridge in Scotland, 1700 ft.
Then follow no less than four long
span bridges at New York, respect
ively 1600 ft., 1595 ft.. 1470 ft,, and
All the other long bridges running
down to 600 ft. are in America. Then
there are two or three in Germany of
about 600 ft. then back to America