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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1917.
Timely Farm Hints
' By F. G. KRAUSS, Supt.
Haiku Extension Division,
Hawaii Experiment 8tatlon
A Valuable Food, Forage,
And Shelter Plant
If we were asked to name a single
agricultural plant serving tbe greatest
number of useful purposes under the
widest range of cultural conditions
and easily grown, we would unhesit
atedly place the Pigeon Tea (Cajanus
Indlcus) common called the Porto
Rtcan pea near the head of the list.
This shrubby legume which was In
troduced into Hawaii a decade or
more ago, is now widely distributed
over the Islands, although not as ex
tensively planted as Its many virtues
warrant. In Porto Rico the peas
which are borne in short pods are re
lished either green as are our garden
peas, or as dry peas as we would use
the small white navy beans. ThoBe
who eaten them in Hawaii, the writer
among them ; have found the young
green peas fa excellent substitute for
the common culinary peas of our gar
dens. In., fact they equal, when care
fully selected, the sifted early June
peas far which we pay the highest
Dfice as a canned product. In the
mature or dry state they are not un
like the legume belonging to the Len
til class, so extensively used as food
As a high protein feed in the poul
try ration and as a concentrate form
ing part of the ration for horses, cat
tle and swine, we know of no superior.
As fodder for horses and cattle, either
green or cured as hay, It appears to
be about equal to the well establish
ed and highly prized Southern forage
crops the cow peas and velvet beans.
It makes an excellent pasture plant,
cattle brousing it freely upon first ac
Its strong' upright growth which at
tains five to ten feet within a year,
makes it an excellent temporary wind
break and shelter for more delicate
cultures. When given ample room
for Its fullest development, it branch
es freely and continues to yield a
heavy crop of seeds through the see
ond and even third year. It flowers
and fruits almost continuously, a)
though there are usually two fairly
well denned cropping seasons.
For field culture we recommend
planting in drills or rows five to eight
feet apart, plant to stand about a foot
apart in the row dependent upon the
richness of the soil and available mois
ture. The plant makes a slow splnd
ling growth at first, but soon develops
into more sturdy plants and at six to
eight months from planting it matures
Its first crop of seeds and has usually
attained a height of five or more feet.
On account of the pods being borne
mainly on tbe upper third of the plant,
they are easily picked by hand or may
be harvested by cutting the pod bear
ing portion of the stems. Such har
vesting serves at the same time to
prume the plant wshich quickly send
out new flowering shoots.
If planted in the poultry yard, swine
For Sale at Leading Markets and Grocers
Hawaii TVloot Co., Ltd
Sole Distributors Territory of Hawaii.
lot or in cattle paddocks, the stock
will freely do Us own harvesting and
from the limited data available this
would appear to be an entirely feasi
ble practise for the small poultry
raiser or largest rancher.
Anticipating the value of the pigeon
pea as a universal crop for Hawaiian
conditions, the Sub-Station at Haiku
produced a crop of this valuable leg
ume during the past year and offers
to all who will apply for it ,a guarter
pound of seed which Is sufficient to
plant five hundred to a thousand feet
of row. The product from such a
planting based on our average yields
would furnished table peas and
beans" for a eood sized family dur
ing the entire year and for several
years to come, or if would furnish a
large part of the poultry ration for the
family flock of "biddies," give Bneiter
to the kitchen garden, and make an
ormanental hedge around the house
We bespeak much satisfaction to all
who will plant the pigeon pea.
Weekly Bulletins On
woiiinitnn. March: Beginning
in Anrii tho Ran Francisco office
of the Forest Service will issue week
ly reports on the condition or tne
principal automobile roads in the Nat
ional Forest of California. This in
formation will be obtained from the
Forest rangers and will oe lurnisneu
to newspapers, press associations,
...tnrv.nhiia Mm ha hotel, and other in-
tnrantaA nrpa til 7.(it Inns, bv which it
will be made avaiiaDie vo muiui mm.
mu 'Motinrtnl Forests in iCft 1
ifornia comprise more than 19,500,000
acres of land ana contain ByiuuAjuio-
ly 8,600 miles 01 roaa. mere
..1,11. i a Knrt mllpn of trail which
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make accessible the more remote re
gions. Many of these roaas peneiraio
, . .i..i,,i rf wild mountain
lcuge oliv viii -
... nrhai-a (tiniwnnrls of DeOTHe
go each summer to escape the heat or
rrv.A nAB&nt maris nrp to be SUP
nlemented by others, made possible
by the f ederal aiu nwu
r whirh nrnvldes a million dol
Inrs a year for ten years for the con
struction of roads in or near the Nat
inn.i rnmii in all the States. Of
this fund total or $281,751 has been
.nnmil.ttt .1 A Pulifomla fOf the fiS-
cal yrars '." T 1918. To provide an
adequate rod ystem for the Cainor
nia National Forests the District
rnmaisr Ran Fmnclsco has tenta
tively estimated that the construction
or repair of 837 miles or roaa wouia
k mnnirori nr thin amount 663
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miles would be In the Natonal Forests
and the remainder in tne nearoy loca
lities. The roads are intended prl
morllv tnr tho niirnnae of develoning
the resources of the National Forests
but would also open up new areas to
Hardly His Fault.
Officer (Severly) "Is this rifle sup
posed to have been cleaned?"
Recruit "Well, sir yes. But you
know what these servant gals are!"'
James Campsle, manager of Pahala
plantation, was a guest at Olowalu
plantation last week.
John Fleming came in from Hono
lulu on last Friday evening for two
weeks of fishing and hunting on Maui.
Rev. W. B. Coale has been quite ill
during the past week. He is slowly
Miss Ethel Tomllnson Is In the hos
pital here suffering from a nervous
Miss Pratt and niece, Baby Smith,
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Pratt, of
Miss Ida MacDonald returned Fri
day night to her work at the Territori
al normal school.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Robertson, of
Honolua, left Wednesday night for a
two weeks vacation in Honolulu.
Charley Farden and family have
just moved into their beautiful new
home near the Armory.
T. H. Gibson, principal of Lllloku-
lani School, in Honolulu, spent Friday
in Lahatna before returning to his
duties in town.
Mr. Keeff, who had charge of the
building of the new meat market, re
turned Saturday night to finish the
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Decoto drove to
Maluhia oa Sunday and brought Miss
Lurena Merrlman home. Miss Merri-
man had spent the week at Maluhia.
Mrs. Ed. Peck, of Olaa, spent the
Easter vacation with her husband
who is employed here by the Howell
Engineering Company. Mrs. Peck is
a teacher in the school at Olaa.
School duties were resumed on Mon
day. The new term has started with
a great deal of enthusiasm on the part
of the teachers and pupils. It promis
es to be the best term of the school
Miss Olida Buch returned to her
duties at the Normal on Monday night.
Miss Buch was forced to come home
a few weeks ago because of an appen
dlcitis operation. She has quite re
covered her strength so that she will
be able to finish her year.
Miss Olive Siple and Miss Bess Me
Cracken, teacher at Olowalu, accom
panied by two friends from Paia, took
the trip to Haleakala during the East
er vacation. In spite of the fact that
it rained almost of the time they were
gone they heartily agree that it is a
trip no one can afford to miss.
The Easter Service at the Holy In
nocents Church was a beautiful one.
The church was decorated with quant
ities of ferns and Easter lilies. The
lilies were sent by Mrs. Folson of Ho-
Go Slow On Green
Dried Beans, Peas, And Potatoes In
Big Demand Feeds Still Soaring
Eggs Forced Down By Coast
HONOLULU, Apr. 9, 1917. Island
eggs are plentiful now and since the
quotation sheet was printed the price
has dropped to 35 cents a dozen for
selects. A ten case lot of strictly fresh
eggs from one the largest producers in
the islands is reported to have been
sold for 30 cents a dozen. If the
quantity of eggs received increases it
is possible that in order to sell in
competition with the imported eggs
the market price of island eggs will
drop to this figure.
Poultry in good condition Is In good
demand. There Is no market for thin
poultry. All green vegetables are high
but producers should not plant too
large crops of this class at this time
as a little later on it is probable that
the prices will drop considerably.
Dried corn and beans are very scarce
and selling at high prices.
Rice is bringing the highest price
for several years. This may be the
means of saving the industry for the
islands. Due to the heavy rains In
February most of the potato crop was
destroyed and there are very few on
the market at present. Those tnat
are fortunate enough to have potatoes
should market them at once. Sweet
potatoes are in great demand and the
price is good. Now is the time to
Hides are still bringing record
prices. There has been no change in
the dressed meat prices during the
week. The Division can use some
more dressed hogs. Market hogs
should weigh not less than 125 pounds
Feed prices have advanced greatly
during the week and have further ad
vanced since the quotation sheet fig
ures were receiver. Every farmer
should be growing at least part of his
own feed at all times, and especially
now. A. T. LONGLEY, Superintendent.
KAWAIHAE In Honolulu, April 4,
1917. Michael Kawaihae.-of Asylum
Road, Palama, married,' stevedore,
native of Waikapu, Maui, twenty
seven years old. Burial In Catholic
KAHUNANUI In Honolulu, April 4,
1917. Miss Mary Kahunanui, nineteen-year-old
adopted daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Kahunanui, of
Waiakamilo Road, native of Pau
wela, Maui. Body cremated.
nolulu. When the contents of the mite
boxes was counted it was found that
the children had earned one hundred
and thirty dollars, an increase of forty
dollars over last year.
ITIIE CUDA11Y OXNIXO tO-Jl
Entered Of Record
CHARLES AKO & WF to R A Drum
mond, int in Grant 1450. Kauma
halua, Kaupo, Maui, Feb 23, 1917.
ARNOT G DICKINS to Father Maxlr
min, pc land Owa, Walluku, Maul,
Apr 5, 1917. $50.
FATHER MAXIMIN to Lillian Dick
ins, pc land, Wailuku, Maul, Apr 6,
SAMUEL. PARKER SR to Helen U
Wldemanu et als, int in Ap 11 of R
P 6711, Kul 406, & R P 6532, Kul 416B,
Halaula, Wailuku, Maul. Feb 7, 1917.
AILEEN R MAGUIRE ET ALS to
Trent Trust Co, Ltd, int in R P 6711,
Kul 406, Ap 11, & por R P 6532, Kul
416B, Halaula, Wailuku, Maui, Mar
9, 1917. $6000.
MARGARET R FIELD & HSB (W H)
to Richard Smart, Gdn, of int in pes
land High St, Wailuku, Maui, Apr
ANTONE TEXEIRA & WF to Augusta
R Texelra, por Kul 420, Vineyard St,
Wailuku, Maul, Mar 29, 1917. $250.
J K KAHOOKELE & WF to Ahuna
Walkoloa, int in Lots 2 & 3, Blk 1,
Wells Park Tract, Wailuku, Maui,
Mar 31, 1917. $1250.
FRANK VICTORINO & WF to Ma
sataro Kazusa, Lot 23, Olaa Home
steads Lots, Puna, Hawaii, Feb 24,
M KAHUE to James Kaimikana, por
Kul 3275C, Kumuwlliwili, Watehu,
Maui, Nov 18, 1916. $300.
JOAQUIN DUTRO to Mrs. Mary D
Richards, por R P 7559, Kul 3233,
rents, etc, Kalua, Wailuku, Maui,
Nov 29, 1913. $1 & love.
IDA E LAMB BY ATTY to John
Spencer, 2041000 A land, rents, etc,
Kapalama, Honolulu, Mar 31, 1917.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAI
LUKU to J. Alfred Magoon, lease
hold, bldgs, mchnry, tools, etc, Ka
walahao Lane, Honolulu, Mar 31,
WM MEYER to E H F Wolter, R P
5101, Kul 7801, Hamakua, Hawaii,
R P 6513, Kul 469, Kukua, Lahaina,
Maul, R P 636, Manoa, Honolulu,
Apr 4, 1917. $100.
HOWARD E PALAKIKO & WF to
Olive Gibbs Murphy, por R P 634,
Ap 2, Hana, Maui, . Mar 24, 1917.
Assigned Of Leases
S YOSHIMASU to C D Lufktn et al,
pc land, April 5, 1917. $1.
Bills Of Sale
JAMES W JUMP to Young Brothers,
Ltd, motor vessel, mchnry, furniture,
etc, Apr 4, 1917. $6500.
JOAQUIN GARCIA to Wailuku Sugar
Co, leasehold, crops, etc, Ahikuli,
Waiehu, Maul, Feb 6, 1917. $1000.
Exchange Deed -
ZELIE COCKETT & HSB with Mrs
Antonla F Ah Sue, 27100 A land,
Main St, Wailuku, Maul, Apr 4, Conveyance.
LODGE MAUI, NO. 984, A. F. A A. M.
Stated meetings will be held at
Masonic Hall, Kahulul, on the first
Saturday night of each month at 7:30
Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
H. K. DUNCAN, R. W. M.
W. A. ROBBINS, Secretary.
ALOHA LODGE NO. 3 KNIGHT8
Regular meetings will be held at
the Knights of Pythias Hall, Wailu
ku, on the second Saturday and fourth
Friday of each month.
All visiting members are cordially
Invited to attend.
A. C. RATTRAY. C. C.
J. H. PRATT, K. R & S.
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Ws taks old pianos In exchange.
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Leave Lahaina, 8:00 A. M.
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