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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913
Papaias, Bananas, Grapes and of
Course, Pineapples, Will
At tlie present time papains are
barred from the mainland markets
by tlie federal quarantine, although
according to best authorities it is
extremely doubtful if this fruit is
subject to the attack of the Mediter
ranean fruit fly. The discovery
that the papain tree may be grafted
with the greatest cose, is believed
by many to murk the dawn of a
most important industry in the im
portation of this luscious fruit into
the mainland markets, where it is
now scarcely known.
Dr. Wilcox, of the federal ex
periment station, believes that the
papaia could be made exceedingly
popular on the coast. He states
that the grafting process recently
discovered by the Florida experi
ment station, is ridiculously simple,
and that it lias been done repeated
ly at the Honolulu station. By
this means it is possible to perpe
tuate any of the great variety of
strains now known, which is very
difficult from seedlings. It would
seem to be an easy matter to pro
duce a strain which would combine
good flavor with productiveness and
As to the matter of the present
quarantine, Dr. Wilcox states that
this could be removed in case it is
possible to convince the Federal
Department that there isTno danger
to be feared of its harboring the
dreaded pest. Should the parasite
which was recently introduced into
the Territory from Africa, and
which seems to have already become
established in a number of localities,
prove efficacious as is expected, in
reducing the number of fruit flies,
it will probably be comparatively
easy to obtain a modification of the
BANANA IS KING.
But the fruit which might do
more for Hawaii than any other,
according to Dr. Wilcox, is the
banana. Once the United Fruit
Company, or some other corpora
tion strong enough to enter the lists
with the "fruit trust," as this
gigantic organization is known, en
ters the local field, these islands
will not only be able to furnish an
enormous tonnage, but the fast
fruit steamers which will be required
will also be the finest kind of pas
senger vessels, and the tourist traffic
will be boomed as it has never been
before. When this time comes,
Maui will come into her own. The
hundreds of square miles of moun
tain sides in the Koolau district
now covered with jungles of wild
bananas, wiljf Income one vast
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT TERRITORY OF
At Chambers, In Divorce.
MARY AMOK, Libellant, vs. YER
QUON, Libellee. Libel for Divorce.
Territory ok Hawaii:
To Yee Quou, Libellee. You are here
by notified that the above entitled suit,
the same being for a divorce irout you
ou the grounds of desertion and non
support, is now pending iu the above
entitled Court, and that the same will be
heard and determined on Thursday, the
4th day of September, A. I). 1913, at 10
o'clock in the forenoon of said day, or as
soon thereafter as may be set by the
Judge of said Court, sitting at Chambers
Dated at Wailuku. Maui, June 23, 1913.
(Seal) EDMUND II. HART, Clerk,
J. W. KALUA,
Attorney for Libellant.
Juue 28, July s, 12, 19, 26, August 2.
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FORT STREET HONOLULU
bannna plantation. No place in
the Territory is better adapted to
banana growing than is this moist
section, although many tons of ex
cellent fruit could also be grown in
almost every kuleana in tlie island
which has a moderate amount of
PLANS THAT FAILED.
It is probably only a question of
time until Hawaii's possibilities as
a tropical fruit producing center
will be realized. Several false starts
have already been made in this
direction. Two or three years ago
it seemed practically assured that
the United Fruit Company was pre
pared to supply its Pacific Coast
trade from here, on the very flat
tering reports made by several
representatives of the company who
nvestigated conditions. Two ves
jels, it is said, had been set apart
for this service, and arrangements
had been made for importing a
cargo of Bluefield banana suckers
for starting plantings in the Islands.
And then, for some unknown
Jitson, l lie whole arrangements
fere called off, or indefinitely post
oned. It is suspected that the
i outhcrn Pacific Railroad which
n w carries practically all of the
gi at quantity of bananas consumed
th nughout the western and north
weVern States and western Canada,
for Yhree or four thousaud miles
fronaXew Orleans, had something
to don the matter.
Another abortive attempt came
about directly as a result of the pas
sage of the Federal fruit quarantine
law a few months ago, which hit
Hawaii so hard. A very large firm
of Portland, Oregon, was about to
attempt to establish a general fruit
business from the Islands. It was
the intention to put on vessels for
this trade, and to handle not only
bananas of various varieties, but all
other tropical fruits for which it
was believed a good market could
be established in the Coast cities.
MAY TRY CRAPB8.
It is probable that a number of
the homesteaders in the Haiku dis
trict will make an effort to grow
grapes on their holdings. It is be
lieved that an equal, if not superior
wine grape may be grown on the
lower homestead lands than is now
grown in the Kaupakalua district.
The fact that great quantities of
of table grapes are now imported
from California makes it likely that
an effort will be made to capture
this business by local horticul
turists. The grape, according to
Dr. Wilcox, does not seem to be
troubled by the fruit fly, and should
it prove practicable to produce table
grapes in the Islands, a splendid
market on the Coast would doubt
less be found during the several
months of the year between the
NEW FERTILIZER FOR PINES.
For a number of years the Fcder
al Experiment Station has been ex
perimenting on fertilizers for pine
apples, with most gratifying results
It is stated that of the many form
ulae which have been tried, one has
been found which far surpasses any
other thus far known. The station
is taking particular pains to make
this formula public among the pine
apple growers of the islands, and to
instruct them in its use.
R. M. Morton, local manager of
the American Can Company in
Honolulu, spent last Saturday on
Maui in the interest of his firm
He was accompanied by his wife,
who during the day was the guest
of Mrs. Will. J. Cooper, at Haiku
Mr. Morton states that the future
of the pineapple industry for the
next few years is very uncertain
His firm, however, is considering
establishing a branch factory on
Maui to supply the cans used by
the local canneries. A decision in
the matter will probably be reached
The'recent slump of the pine
apple market on the Coast is react
ing in ariotis ways on the industry
in the territory. On Maui it will
probably be the cause of the aband
onment of the plans of the Haiku
Fruit and Packing Company for
enlarging its cannery, which
had been scheduled for this fall. It
will also possibly result in the
postponement of the removal
of the Japanese cannery several
miles further east, which was
planned for next winter. While
a good deal of planting is being
done, there is nevertheless a feel
ing of much uncertainty among the
growers, particularly among the
homesteaders, since the canneries
are now refusing to make contracts
for any further crops.
James Lindsay, of Haiku, has a
mango tree which recently came
into bearing, the fruit of which is
probably as fine as any from the
best imported trees on Oahu. The
tree is a seedling. The fruit is of
medium size, but of most delicious
and delicate flavor, and almost en
tirely free from fiber.
C R. Collins has a house nearly
completed on his homestead. He
and his wife have been on the
ground for the past several weeks,
Mrs. Collins returned to Honolulu
this week. She, however, will re
turn shortly to make her perma
nent home ou Maui.
C. C. James, chemist of the Pa
cific Guano & Fertili.ei Company,
is spending u ten day's vacation
with his family on his homestead.
A. E. Brune. the county engi
neer, with a force of assistants, has
been at work most of this week in
making a survey for the new road
extension through the Haiku home
steads, across the West Kuiaha
Gulch. Bids for the construction
of the section across the Pauwela
gulch will be opened on August 9.
It is a matter of dispute just to
what extent the actions of animals
are determined by pure unreasoning
instinct. It has been said that a
frog will snap at any small moving
object, regardless of its character,
and regardless of hunger or safety.
Some experiments carried out by
a British scientist seem to indicate
that the frog is capable of greater
discrimination than had been cre
dited to him. Thus, for example,
a frog was offered hairy caterpillars,
which it promptly seized, and with
equal promptness spit out again.
But after about from four to seven
such injudicious attempts the frog
had learned his lesson, and there
after refused similar fare.
Iu another experiment earth
worms were so connected with a
source of electricity that the fmg
received a shock on touching the
worm. The frog duly devoured
the prey, and showed no signs of
discomfort. However, ho refused
for seven days to touch another
earthworm," while he freely devoured
other species of worms.
Similarly, the frog could be
taught to avoid worms on which
oil of cloves or calcium chloride had
been spread', although such "doc
tored" prey was not spit out, but
HOTTER THAN SUN.
The temperatures of seventy stars
have been calculated by a German
astronomer from comparisons of the
differences of intensity in different
portions of the sun's spectrum.
One star, Gamma Pegasi, seems to
have the inconceivable heat of more
than 400,000 degrees C. The next
is much cooler, Gamma Cassiopeia'
at 50,000 degrees; but this is vastly
hotter than Alpha Tauri, the cool
est, at 2,150 degrees.
By the same scale of computation
the temperature of our sun id found
to be 4,950 degrees. The hottest
stars are the helium stars, and those
showing bright hydrogen lines in
Rev. H. Manase Ends Long Useful
Life Lived On All the
On Tuesday last the Rev. Heze
kiah Manase died in Wailuku at
the ripe old age of 78 years. He
had been bedridden for some years
past and the end was not unexpect
ed The funeral took place on
Wednesday and the remains were
buried in the family vault. The
services were under the auspices of
the Hui Kokua o Nawaieha and
the Hui Mahamau There was a
large attendance of friends of the
deceased at the Kaahuinanu Church
and the services were very impres
sive. The Rev. Manase was born at
Kaluaaha, Molokai, in December
1835. He was educated at Laha
inaluna School and graduated in
1858, and then attended the theolo
gical school at Wailuku. The
young man studied under W. P.
Alexander for four years and, after
that, went to Kaupo Church where
he served for four years. He was
ordained minister in 18GG and took
charge of Honuaula Church.
In 1871 he was called to lloo
kena, S. Kona, Hawaii, where he
labored for seven years. In 187S
he was appointed Tax Assessor for
the samo district and remained in
ihat position for seven years. Later
on l.e was called back to his old
home oi Molokai as minister for
the KaluoaLt Church, where he
preached the gocel up till 1892.
Resigning on account of ill health,
Mr. Manase went to Honolulu for
treatment, lie remained on Oahu
for five years and acted as chaplain
to Oahu prison during that time.
A stroke of paralysis ended his
active working life, and he was an
inmate of the Lunalilo Home for a
long time. Finally he returned to
Wailuku and settled on his own
land till the time of his death.
The deceased was married twice
and had eight children altogether.
Of late he nad been residing with
J. W. Kalua, who had been ap
pointed a3 his guardian.
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