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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1917.
Maui Agricultural Notes
Maui County Agent's Trip To Hana
The Maui County Agricultural
Agent made n brief visit the liana dis
trict during the past week to get into
as close personal touch with the fann
ing community as possible, rractical
ly the entire trip was made on horse
back, which enabled a more Intimate
Inspection of the country side. One
of the most striking feature of the en
tire trip was the greater or less evid
ence of the protracted drought being
experienced over the entire Island.
Even Nahiku district, with Its usual
heavy rainfall, showed some signs of
the prevailing drought However, all
kinds of garden truck were In a thriv
ing condition. The most notable plac
es visited being Mr. George A. Pol
lister's interesting homestead In the
midst of the Nahiku Rubber Planta
tion, and that of Mr. George Weight
at Keanae. Isolated as these places
may seem to the casual traveler, It
may be safely said that they fare on
the fat of the land insofar as the, suc
culent vegetables are concerned dur
ing this period of unusual drought.
As one proceeds along the ditch
trail the scantiness of the impound
waters is very noticable. However,
as one approaches the cane fields
tributary to Hana, the crops, do not
appear to have suffered nearly as
much as in central Maul even though
no irrigation is practiced in the dis
trict. Towards the sea-shore the
cane appears to have suffered some
what more. Hana was reached at
nightfull after a trip of approximately
GO miles overland, every mile of which
presented some new and Interesting
agricultural phase of this somewhat
neglected section of Maui. Mr. N.
Omsted, Postmaster at Hana, had
kindly arranged interviews with a
number of representative plantation
and ranch-men from Hana to Kipahu
lu. The County Agent was very court
eously received by all those Interview
ed, and considerable interest was
shown in the work and aims of the
Food Commission. It was found that
much work in the way of vegetable
gardening was being done, the planta
tion, managements offering both seeds
and land to their employees, of which,
however, the children appear to have
made the greater use. The writer was
surprised to learn that taro was sell
ing at $2.50 a bag in and around Hana.
When it is considered that up land
taro grows to perfection in this dis
trict, it would appear that the small
farmer has a splendid opportunity to
grow the crop profitably.
Through the assistance of Mr. R. A.
Drummond, a meeting of the settlers
of Waiahonu-Kakio Homested Tract
near Pukulua and others of the neigh
borhood was arranged for. Nineteen
men and women, all Hawaiians, as
sembled at one of their beautiful tree
bedecked homesteads, and through an
Intelligent interpreter the work and
aims of the Territorial Food Commis
sion, was made clear. The closest
possible interest and attention was
shown by all present. All desired to
co-operate with the County Agent.
Most of the men work on the county
roads when opportunity offers, but
their homesteads provide most of their
livelihood. Papaias, taro, sweet pota
toes and small garden truck were not
iced in abundance. Hogs do unusual
ly well, and cost of production is low
when Xed on home grown produce. It
was ascertaiaied that there are about
one hundred brood sows in the dis
trict. Most of these are of native type,
and it was plain, could and should be
greatly improved. This gave your
County Agent his cue. He at once
proposed to the homesteaders that
they form a little swine breeders as
sociation, and that in some way a
choice boar would be provided to im
prove their herds. It is hoped that
the Food Commission may see fit to
introduce pure bred sires into such
farming districts as these. It would
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that would follow such a course if
systematically followed throughout
The main draw-back to the develop
ment of a prosperous diversified agri
culture in this district would appear
to be the high cost of transportation.
A number of concrete illustrations
were given the agent to bear out this
point. However, there can be no ques
tion but that the district should pro
duce practically all the agricultural
products consumed by the local com
munity. Insofar as the commoner
fruits, sweet potatoes, taro, etc. are
concerned the district is well provid
ed for. Irish potatoes and field corn
and possibly onions and beans, all of
which are said to do well tn favorable
seasons, should be encourage for
further development. With this in
view the County Agent has made plans
to distribute freely among the farm
ers choice seed potatoes and seeds of
other field crops as is being done in
the Kula and Makawao districts of
central Maui. With corn and legum
inous seeds established in the cropping
system, improved hog and poultry pro
duction, to which the district would
seem especially adapted, would follow
as a natural consequence. The present
high price of hogs, poultry and eggs
might well overcome some of the dis
advantages of high transportation
costs, and with increased volume of
freight, such costs should be material
We bespeak for the east end of
Maui, while possibly somewhat limit
ed, a prosperous diversified agricul
ture. Largely manned by the small
native Hawaiian farmers who knows
his soil and climate through long and
intimate association, there needs only
the guiding hand of a sympathetic
government to show him better meth
ods and new and improved varieties.
F. G. K.
The guard stationed by federal
authorities on the Lahaina road near
Maalaea was withdrawn last Monday.
Like the traditional Arab he has fold
ed his tents and has silently stolen
$130.00 cash and
$145.00 cash and
ments of $26..
$50.00 cash and
a 1 x monthly
$100.00 $110.00 $50.00 cash and
payments o f
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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.
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W. A- ROBBINS, Secretary.
ALOHA LODGE NO. 3 KNIGHTS
Regular meetings Will be held at
the Knights of Pythias Hall, Wailu
ku, on the second and fourth Friday
of each month.
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Invited to attend.
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Week ending, August 25, 1917.
BUTTER AND EGGS.
Island Butter, lb., cartons, . . .38 to .40
Eggs, select, dozen 62V4
Eggs, No. 1, dozen 60
Eggs, Duck, dozen 50
Young Roo.-tlers, lb 42 t 0.45
Hens, lb 33 to .35
Turkeys, lb 45
Ducks Muse, lb 30 to .32
Ducks, Pckin, lb 30 to .32
Ducks, Haw., dozen 6.75
VEGETABLES AND PRODUCE.
Beans, siring, green 04
Beans, string, wax 05
Beans, Lima, in pod 03 V4
Beans, Maul Red 9.00 to 9.50
Beans, Calico, cwt None
Beans, sm. white 14 to .15
Peas, dry Is. cwt None
Beets, doz. bunches 30
Carrots, doz. bunches 40
Cabbage, cwt 3.00 to 3.50
Corn, sweet, 100 ears 3.00
Corn, sweet, lg. yel 80.00 to 85.00
Corn, Haw., sm. yel None
Rice, Jap. seed, cwt 6.90 to 7.00
Rico, Haw. seed, cwt None
Peanuts; lg. lb None
Peanuts sm. lb None
Green Peppers, bell 06
Green peppers, chill 05
Potatoes, Is. Irish None
Potatoes, sweet, cwt 1.25
Potatoes, sweet red 1.50 to 1.60
Taro, cwt 1.10 to 1.25
Taro, bunch 15
Tomatoes, lb 04
Green peas, lb None
Cucumbers, dozen 65 to 75
Pumpkins, lb 01 Vi to .02
Onions, lb 01 to .02
Bananas, Chinese, bunch . . .20 to .30
Bananas, cooking, bu 1.00 to 1.25
Figs, 100 90
Grapes, Isabella, lb 07
Limes, 100 None
Pineapples, cwt 1.50
Papaias, lb 01
Beef, cattle, and sheep are not
bought at live weight. They are
slaughtered and paid for on a dressed
Hogs, weighing up to 150 lbs. .. .18V4
Beef, lb 13 to .14
Veal, lb 13 to .14
Mutton, lb 18V4
Pork, lb 21 to .23
HIDES, Wet Salted.
Steer, No. 1. lb 20
Steer, No. 2. lb 18
Steer, hair slip 18
Kips, lb 20 to .22
Goat, white 20 to .39
The following are priceB on feed, f.
o. b. Honolulu:
Corn, sm. yel. ton None
Corn, lg. yel. ton 87.50 to 90.00
Corn, cracked ton 88.50 to 92.00
Bran, ton 50.00 to 52.00
Barley, ton 60.00
Scratch food ton 90.00
Oats, ton 65.00
Wheat, ton 87.50 to 90.00
Middling, ton 65.00
Hay, wheat, ton 35.00 to 39.00
Hay, alfalfa ton 38.00 to 40.00
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