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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
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
. !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
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.-"
UMITEa .. ... .
Tfe Hefts cf HousewaretVi
U M T ! .''I'
Huber Discounts Theory That
Honolulu Men are Merely
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 ;
"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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
113 Hotel Street
1 'Jewelers and Silversmiths,
Watch and Jewefery Repairers
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
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."
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
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.
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
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, 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
1112 Fort St
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
Bethel and King Street " .:. : f.; '
New Silk Goods
Kimonos, Coats, Night Gowns
and Chemise
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.
Hotel near Fort l
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.
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