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HONOLULU STAB-BULLETIN, MONDAY, JULY 30, 1917.
IV SEEK TO RAISE STANDARDS OF HAWAII FRUITS J. W. Cowan Conducts Experi ments With Pineapple, Avo ; cados, Mangoes, Grapes Under the supervision of J. E. Htg gins, horticulturist of the federal ev pertinent . station, and James H. Cowan, who has been associated with the horticultural division since Sep- tember, 113. investigation experi ments with the pineapple, avocado, Inango. grape and tomato have been tarried on at the United States experi ment station at the head of Pensacola street- To cultlTate a better variety of pine apple, experiments and breeding have .been carried on with seedlings. The first plants to bear fruit were three years and eight months old. None of these lias Ihns far shown a eombina- tion of character o sufficient desir ability as to Justify the establishment of a new commercial variety, nays . TMfr. Hlgglns in his report on the work. Tie adds that this is.; not surprising Onor disappointing lor it would be re markable If any new forms of unusual .value should appear among so few jchance seedllngi were included in ' these first two! lots planted. - About 2.I40-J: plants grown from "' eeds supplied Ay a number of pjne apples canneries and planted during the winter season of 1S1M6 are now ft under cultivation. About 550 have i - been ! planted out In the pineapple fields. . Further plantings of seeds , .were made during the fiscal year. : Over 100. cross-breeds are under cul tlvatlon. Several hundred selections Jave been made In the fields of plants to be propagated by slips or ..' fjy suckers' to determine whether cer tain characters of "the plants are con stant and may be transmitted through sexual-propagation. Two new varle tles have been Introduced. To produce winter fruiting -avocado, which sill combine the high .oil content and excellence of flavor jRith the protective rind. J. A. Cowan of the station has been crossing the .Guatemalan and -- the .West Indian ' .'types. The former-. Is charac- jacterixed by a thick, woody, or corky - ad which gives , it ample protection ' from internal Injury, while the latter .type Js Very rich but not very well - . "protected by rind. .. About 30 seedlings of local origin .have been described and are being made the subject of further Investiga tion by Cowan in a collection of varle ' Ues and their description and propa gation which Cowan has been making. , Beven new varieties have been lntro : '.. -duced from California during the year, j Experiments with the crossing of different varieties of mangoes are he ing made at the station. Work to Im t nmv th naoaTa 'and especially its Hi vor la sua golng.cn. varieties oi -the tomato are hem crossea in nopes ,cr obtaining a .variety which, will be immune to the destructive attacks of the melon : fly V HOW IT HAPPENED . !T see thai the oM fogy has failed in' business," remarked the grouch. Tlow did it happen?" - Too much advertising," replied the wise guy.' . .y ' But he : never advertised," pro tested, the; grouch.' . : -No, but his, competitor did," re plied the .wise guyv .. at aTl 1 " w. "i 11 - , - 4 ' Drives away the : gloom of tha hcVda?W-f 1 ifkistoctal i 'IS i i V la eure to be In keeping with your tasteful house. . We specialize 4n everything lr ' China, Glase and Silver for the home. v,"V.-" V.V.Dimcad5Co.i UMITEa .. ... . Tfe Hefts cf HousewaretVi U M T ! .''I' t A SCHROEDER MAY STAY HERE UNTIL SUMMONED TO COAST BY U. S. ATTORNEY PRESTON Huber Discounts Theory That Honolulu Men are Merely "Witnesses" Heinrich Augustus Schroeder, clerk in the insurance department of 11-! Hackfeld k. C'o who surrendered him-' self to local federal officials on Sat-' urday following the preparation of a warrant for his arrest cm a charge of complicity in a plot to foment a rebellion in India, may remain lu Hon olulu until summoned to the main land by District Attorney Preston of i San Kranclsco. This is the opinion of U. S. Attorney S. C. Huber, who says he is informed , that Schroeder has notified Preston that he la ready to proceed to San , Francisco as soon as the coast offi-; cials want him. It was expected that Schroeder would leave for the main land in the Wilhelmlna tomorrow but., when seen this morning, he said the date of his departure is Indefinite. Schroeder will leave here unattend ed, as the bond of $10,000, signed Saturday morning with the Hartford Insurance Co. as surety, is for his ap pearance before the San Francisco ; officials. "It is quite likely that the federal officials in San Francisco will want' Schroeder within a very short time, j as 1 do not believe there will be any j delay in the arraignment of those j who have been indicted." says At- i torney Huber. j Attorney Huber says he has every reason to believe that no other resi- dents of the territory are under sus picion of being implicated in the plot with which it is alleged Schroeder and Georg Rodiek, president of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association and former German consul, were con nected. He also scouts the theory that Ro diek and Schroeder have been Indicted merely to hold them as witnesses. .'"Uls is not done," says Mr. Hu ber. 'Witnesses are not indicted." A theory advanced by federal offi cials Is that certain correspondence regarding the Hindu plot may have come through the local German con sulate and that, by the transmission of this correspondence, Rodiek, who was then consul, and Schroeder, his secretary, may have become aware of the existence of the plot. Had any other residents of the ter ritory been connected with the plot, thinks Mr. Huber, they would have been indicted with the others, as the federal officials In San Francisco would have-not delayed this long. He points out that all the alleged con spirators were indicted ion the same testimony and Information and, be cause of this, he believes that all in dictments to be returned have been handed down. While Rodiek and Schroeder may have had no direct connection with the sending of one Hari Singh, a Hin du, to Los Angeles to aid fin the col lection of money for thd rebellion, as mentioned in the radiogram received Appealing to the American people to serve and sacrifice in a war for a bet ter and a united world. Rev. Albert W. Palmer, minister of the Plymouth Congregational church, Oakland. CaU in a sermon at the Central Union church, predicted that a long step to wards internationalism is being taken in the war now going on in Europe. "A new world order is being forgeJ in the furnaces of war. The war, which seemed at first to he a relapse Into narow nationalistic conceit, is turning out to be .a maker of a new in ternationalism," said Rev. Palmer. "England, France, Belgium, Italy, America, Russia these countries can never again be as wholly separate as they were before they found each other In common peril and common suffering. Napoleon went down before a rising tide of national conscious ness in Spain, Russia, Germany and England a nationalism he never un derstood. There is evidence that the little 'group of wilful men in Berlin who are responsible for this war are going to go down before a rising tide of internationalism which they did not count on and do not yet understand." that Is, If you cant play It? If yon buy yours from Ernest K. Kaai, Hawaii's Music Man," we'll teach, yon free. A course of Incom parable. Kaal-Method private lessons with any instrument and at any hours that suits you; and we guaran tee to teach you to play pieces not merely exercises. Now could you Tell ask tor anything more? Call at" our new store 1128 Union St: and let us tell you more about it, or phone 2028. Advt WAS AWARDED VICTORIA ' CROSS FOR HIS BRAVERY MaJ. Harry Elers de la Val Hen derson, nephew of Mrs. Cherry, who was recently the house-guest of Mrs. Parry Wilder, and who is now Maying at the Courtland, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in Meso potamia. In an attack upon the ene mies . artillery he, was shot three times while leading his men and later died, tt&jor Henderson was the second son of MaJ. Gen. P. D. Hender son and a grandson of the late Gen. Peter T. Cherry of th9 First Madias cavalry. Mrs. Cherry is iu Honolulu now on her fourth visit. "The floorwalker called me down for being late this mornin ; -"He's got a nerve expectm nt girls to dance tilt 3 in the morula and get Minis SERMON THEME WHAT GOOD IS M UKULELE? f j H. A. Schroeder, secretary to I Gecrrg Rodiek, former German con- I ; sul, both of whom have been in- f ! dieted by the United States for al- 7 leged complicity in the Hindu re- I bellion plot. I 4 : Friday afternoon ordering Schroe der's arrest, Attorney Huber says this indictment probably was men tioned as one of several overt acts upon which to base the complaint pre pared here against Schroeder. The certified copy of the' indict ment against Schroeder has been for warded to the local district attorney's office from San Francisco and will probably arrive here on Wednesday's steamer. The information' that the copy la on its way was contained in the radiogram received by the federal officials on Friday, and by the Star Bulletin in an Associated Press de spatch received July 23. It is believed that the trial of the Hindu plot conspirators will begin in San Francisco shortly following their arraignment, which is expected soon. Schroeder has retained the law firm of Thompson, Milverton & Cathcart as his counsel, and It is likely that a member of this firm will represent him in San Francisco. As far as is known here, . Rodiek has secured no counsel. He has been released on bond in the sum of $10,000. AIEA COMPANY IS Fifty-two enlistments above war strength was the record made yes terday in the organization of the new guard company at Aiea, the total enrolment being 202. Among those present were Brig. Gen. Samuel I. Johnson, Col. W. R. Riley, Capt Frank Dougherty, Dr. H, B. Cooper, Dr. A. K. Hanchett, Capt S. C. Crawford and Sgt Bruce W. Shelton. The new company is composed of Americans, Hawaiians, Portuguese and Filipinos. Work started early yesterday morning and continued steadily through the day. Those who enlisted yesterday , au tomatically exempt themselves from registration or draft, the war depart ment ruling being that no members of the guard need register for the selective draft MLliilAVE. IS The paving of Kalakaua avenue, for years the worst road In the city, at last is finished, except for the sur facing, and is now a smooth, broad thoroughfare which makes riding to the beach a joy instead of a series of agonies. By the. middle of August work of laying the surface will begin. At present it is difficult to obtain tne correct size of rock and the contrac tors must wait their turn. The Lord Young Engineering Co. is now ready to surface the Beach Walk district and when that is completed the Spald ing Construction Co. will pat the fin ishing touches on Kalakaua avenue. DAILY REMINDERS f Wanted Two more passengers for motor party around island, 84 each. Lewis Garage, phone 2141. Adv. For Distilled Water, Hire's Root Beer and all other Popular Drnks try the Con. Soda Water Works Co. Adv. Early Sunday . the automobile be lonrinsr tn C M T. Nelson. uiMmgn with the Hawaiian News Company, mukl an dthe police as yet have been unable to locate it It is a Dodge car. (number 1239. VIEIRA JEWELRY CO. 113 Hotel Street 1 'Jewelers and Silversmiths, Watch and Jewefery Repairers ABOVE STRENGTH COMPLETED BUY A BUNCH OF BANANAS URGES KRMISS OF MAUI Only Way to Get Cheap Food and Relieve Congestion, Thinks Food Agent Buy a whole bunch of banana in stead of Jut a hand or two. A bunch costs little more than a hand, and a bunch of bananai in tie house Is an incentive to eat more of the fruit, thus providing a cheap, yet highly nourishing and palatable food. This is the suggestion of Frederick G. Krauss, agent of the territorial food commission on Maui.- for con serving the hundreds of bunche3 of bananas which are going to waste daily in Honolulu because of lack of cargo space to get them to the main land. Mr. Krauss, who is in Honolulu on business, was to return to the Val ley Island this evening. Mr. Krauss says thai Maul is just beginning to awaken to the need of producing more food crops, but points out that the response th$i "the re sponse that island is maktarf to the. call is highly patriotic. j The important thins thrl slould." e considered by the f)dXfcoinpilssic he thinks, is reducing a alar -1 ble the expense incurril Ibi getting food from the produces to pe con sumer. In this respect he oelieves that the middleman's priits stiould be reduced or eliminated, ir-pssible, and that transportation rates siiould be cut to the minimum. "The stimulus for greater produc tion," he says, "is wholly one oflbet terprices. While tlfe farmer pa triotic, on the other hand his pxoot ism by the guarantee of livelfcrid. In some Instances the consumer jbight not appreciate this. So long as prices keep up, I believe there will bd little need of any price control." SOLDIERS CHANGE SUITS, THEN SEEK OUT DRINKS By changing their uniforms for civilian clothes in order to purchase liquor, some soldiers have been evad ing federal orders, that no intoxicat ing liquor can be sold to a man in the dress of a soldier of the United States Army. A barber shop on hotel street, near River street, is one place where sol diers can discard their uniforms tem porarily for civilian clothes, accord ing to police authorities. As far as local United States offi cials are concerned, the enforcement of the new army law prohibiting the sale of liquor to officers and enlisted men in uniform is progressing as fa vorably as may be expected in view of the fact that the regulation is virtually in the "try-out" stage at the present time. "I . have had no cpmplaints from Brig.-Gen. Tredt since he assumed command of the Hawaiian depart ment, or from citizens of Honolulu," said District Attorney S. C. Huber today. ANTHRAX SUSPECT TO BE BROUGHT TO HONOLULU Deputy Marshal Silva will return to Honolulu tomorrow morning with Max Weber, timekeeper at the Pioneer Mill Co., Lahaina, Maui, who was -arrested by a deputy sheriff at Hilo on in structions from. Marshal J. J. Smiddy. Weber Is being brought to Honolulu for Investigation. No specific charge has been placed against him as ye. cording to local federal officials. Weber, when arrested, was found to have four cartridges, some German war bonds and a bottle labeled '"poi son" in his possession. A report in circulation that the bottle may have contained anthrax germs is scouted by federal officials, who say they have no Information to this effect. SEAMAN IS ACCUSED OF SMUGGLING KIMONO Because it is alleged he walked off a foreign vessel now in port with a silk kimono concealed beneath his clothes, Jose Cuevas, a seaman on the Wilhelmlna; has been arrested by U S. Marshal Jerome J. Smiddy on a charge of smuggling. He was ap prehended by custom? officers and later turned over to the marshal. Bond In Cuevas' case will be fixed in the sum of $500. A preliminary hear ing of the case will be held in a few days. AUDIT REPORT WILL INTEREST, SAYS FIELD H. Gooding Field, expert statistician, is winding up his examination of the fiancial statements of the city and county and may have a report ready for submission to Mayor J. J. Fern next Wednesday, he announced today. Field was retained by the mayor and several of his friends to make the audit with a view to finding out whether or not there is a deficit in the funds of the city and county. The people of Honolulu may be Interested in my fin dings," says Field, although he declines to comment on what conclusions he may have ar rived at JOSEPH G. SANTOS IS SUMMONED BY DEATH Joseph G. Santos, prominent in the work of the Salvation Army in Ha waii, died this morning at the Leahl Home. He was a captain in the Sal vation Army and had charge of the work of that organization in Hilo, where he had been stationed for a year and a half. Mr. Santos, who was a brother of M. G. Santos, editor of O Luso, was a native of Georgetown, British Guiana. A wife and four chil dren survive him. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 3 p. m. from the Salvation Army halL Red Cross work will be done by the King's Daughters when they,meet at the horns .f MravH., IL Wir;ams. vf 7! T-V rvn THREE MARSHALL OOYS WILL JOIN Allan and Gw?e Marshall, sons of Ceorge Marshall, the former Hiio breakwater contractor, and British subject, although residents of th2 islands for a number of years, are to be numbered in the Hawaii contin gent cf 20 men which will leave here to join the Canadian army about middle of next month. Both hae volunteered and have been accepted at the British consulate. Allan Marshall was born in Austra lia acd Gf-orgo in New Zealand. A third brother. Walter, win also go to the front as soon as his father s bus iness affairs can be straightened out so he can be sartw The three boya "ould have joined the British forces long before this if their fattier had not had the Hilo contract, u;on whicii he urgently needed their aid. As the Marshall brothers have had four years of military training ;n then school days they anticipate tney will r.nt have to unde-30 more than a three months' training' period be. ore l:!ey reach the i enehes in France. Their previou3 military training and experience in handling men will also l.kely prove valuable to them in secur ir.g commissions as" officers. I BRIGADE POST With the arrival here from Hono lulu within a few days of Brig.-Gen. Henry C. Hodges there will be an officen. of that rank in command at the Presidio of San Francisco. Gen. Hodges has recently been in com mand at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and was ordered from that post to this city. The Prestdio has not been a brigade post heretofore and officers, command ing were of no higher rank that that of colonel. Orders from the war de partment recently increased the num ber of troops to be stationed there and an officer of a higher grade takes command. San Francisco Chronicle. NATIONAL GUARD NOTES That portion of paragraph 1, S. O. 51, AGO, T. H., c. a., which refers to Henry A. Chong, Co. H. 1st Rgt., Haw. Inf., X. G., is revoked. Pvf. Henry L. 3. Chin, 1st Co., Haw. 1 C. A., is granted a furlough of three months from July 26, 1917, with per mission to travel throughout the ter ritory. . I Pvt. Jose RQuintero, 1st Co., Haw C. A., is transferred to Co, B, Ha waiian Signal Corps, N. G. Cpl. Fausto Ramirez, 2nd Bn., 2nd' Haw. Inf., is transferred to Co. B, 1st Rgt: Haw. Ing., X. G. ; The following named enlisted men will be honorably discharged by rea son of removal of residence to con tinental United States. Pvt. Gordon Brown, Co. D; Pvt.. Galieano Martin, Co. M; Pvt Frank Guerra, Co. L, and Pvt. 1st Class Arthur E. Bixby, Co. : B. Haw.- S. C, X. G. Pvt. Phil J. Byrne, Co. D, 1st Haw. Inf., will be honorably discharged by reason of removal of residence to Australia. That portion of subparagraph (h),1 paragraph 1, G. O. 12, dated this of fice June 2!5 ,1017, which refers to Capt. Harry K. Brown, 2nd Haw. Inf., is revoked. By special authority of the sccro tary of war, and by reason of the con solidation of organizations of the Xational Guard of the United States and of the Territory of Hawaii, Capt Harry Brown, 2nd Haw: Inf.. is trans ferred to the National Guard Reserve. H. Culman Co.,Ltd. Jewelry and Souvenirs REMOVED To 1112 Fort St BRITISH ORCES PRES 010 MADE We are American Citizens and are thoroughly Patriotic. on account of the Big Sale now going on, which we have been weeks preparing for, BUT WE WILL SEE TO IT THAT EVERY YOUNG MAN IN OUR EM PLOY WHO IS ENTITLED TO REGISTER WILL DO SO. THE COUNTRY'S WELFARE IS OURS. YEE CHARAC: Bethel and King Street " .:. : f.; ' New Silk Goods Kimonos, Coats, Night Gowns and Chemise THE CHERRY 1137 Fort St. New Models in Wash Skirts Smart styles in Pique, Repp and Gabardine, from $2.75 to $6.50. Sport Skirts, one of each pattern, a large se lection, $4.75 to $6.75. New Silk Skirts in black and white, navy and novelty effects. Moderately priced. SACHS' Hotel near Fort l PS Egg Production .jf - ' By so doing yon can help to increase tne supply of food and at the same time make good profits in the higher prices fo eggs. Our specially mixed Scratch Food and Bran Mash encourage exercise and give the hens those elements that have been proven to make for prolific egg-laying. California Feed Co., Ltd. Alakea and Queen Sts. Phone 4121 Amsterdam Is under martial law and on some streets machine gnna are placed. A squadron of cavalry was field ready for Instant service, follow ing the food riots. Our Store will not close tomorrow Feed your C.V ' Hens now for big The executive committee of ;.,the ; board of grain supervisors of Canada has gone to Washington for a confer ence with the American officials in" control of the food and others. 3 K i . i