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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1917.
The Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd.
BUYS AND SELLS REAL ESTATE, STOCKS AND BONDS.
WRITES FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
NEGOTIATES LOANS AND MORTGAGES.
A list of High Grade Securities Mailed on Application.
HONOLULU, HAWAII P. O. BOX 346.
Three second hand farm wagons. One
almost as good ns new. Address
Robt. Shim, Knhulul,
I'liene Ah Mo, Kula.
Box 407 or
All outstanding bills of K. W. Kam
are now due and payable. Kindly
forwi rd sairt' to me co. I'leasanton
K. W. KAM.
ATHLETIC PROGRAM COM M EXCF..M KNT KXKKCISKS. MAUNAOLU SKMINAKY
ONE OK THK FOIRTKKN PLAY CENTERS CONDUCTED HY TUB EX
TENSION WOI1K DEl'ART.M KNT ()! THE SETTLEMENT
Plans For Season's Work Are Made,
And Committees Are
REPORTS VERY ENCOURAGING
Cooking And Sewing Classes Added
To The Work Of The Settlement
Tennis Tournament On
At a regular monthly meeting of
the trustees of the Alexander House
Settlement, held at the office of the
head worker Friday morning, Septem
ber 21st, plans for the new season's
work, which Is just starting, were
The most conspicuous changes in
the program as carried on last year
was 1 lie determination to increase the
scope of the Extension Work. "Four
teen IMiiy Centers this year," as re
ported ly the head worker shows the
type of work which is being done out
side of Wailuku. 'n the schools and
In Wailuku the Settlement is grow
ing. In addition to the International
League which was so successful last
year in the gymnasium there will b--a
"Junior League" for the younger
hoys. Wor:t for the girls in Wailuku
is reeeiv:ng a greater emphasis its
shown by the reports lead. A new
departure in th's line of work was the
action of the trustees in establishing
cooking and sowing classes under the
direction of Mrs. O 3. Whitehead.
Four classes each week are to be held
by the Settlement, two for cooking
and two sewing classes. A request
has been made to the committee of
the Japanese Home for the use of
their kitchen equipment for cooking.
E. L. Corson, who for the past year
has been boy's work director has been
made assistant head worker and will
have part of the extension work in
charge in addition to the gymnasium.
The new tennis court is proving
very popular. Four tournaments are
now in progress. One of these, the
young men's singles tournament, has
for a trophy a tennis racket, donated
by the Wailuku Construction & Dray
A meeting of the girls' work com
mittee has been called for tomorrow
morn'ng at 10:30 o'clock in the head
workers' office to complete plans for
The following committees have been
selected for the new term:
Finance: H. 13. Penhallow, Chairman;
William Searby, II. D. Sloggelt.
Extension Work: H. D. Sloggett,
chairman; F. B. Cameron, D. C. Lind
say. Boys' Work: Caleb Burns, Chair
man; It. A. Wadsworth, S. Konda,
George Cummings, A. P. Low.
Girls' Work: Mrs. S. A. Baldwin,
Chairman;' Mrs. F. F. Baldwin, Mrs.
II. B. Penhallow, June J. Mitchell,
Mary K. Hart.
TAIN VIEW TRACT
ON HIGH STREET, OPPOSITE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN WAILUKU.
Six first class resident lots are now offered for sale. Improvements are now progressing and in
clude grading, building road, laying concrete conduit along High Street, etc.
Applications must be presented either in person or in writing. No actual conveyance will be made
until one month from date or October 8th. Restrictions are imposed. This is to prevent speculation
and give those who really want a home, a chance. Blueprints furnished on application.
PRICKS Lot No. 1, 75
" " 2, 75
" " 3, 75
" " 4, 75
" " 5, 57.5
" " 6, 57.5
ft. average width by 200 ft. at 14c, sq. ft.
CASH PURCHASERS ARE ENTITLED TO A DISCOUNT.
J. K. KAHOOKELE, "The Land Man", Wailuku, Maui, T. H.
Maui Agricultural Notes
cepting for the exceptional drought
now in its fourth month. F. G. K.
The Sub-Station at Haiku has re
ceived from Mr. F. W. Macfarlane,
President, Union Feed Co., Honolulu,
seeds of select thornless algaroba, for
trial on Maui. These seeds will be
propagated with a view to distribut
ing seedlings among those interested.
Poda from the trees in question are
at least twice as large a3 the ordi
nary algaroba bean, and their value
for feeding purposes to all kinds of
live stock cannot be questioned.
Attempts to establish a strain of
superior algaroba, embodying also the
thornless character, have been under
taken by a number of experimentors,
but owing to the ready cross polli
nation of the parent trees, it is diffi
cult to get a pure strain established.
However, further attempts are certain
ly worth while. F. G. K.
THE MOST DROUGHT RESISTANT
GRASSES UNDER TEST AT THE
The past summer has served an ex
ceptional opportunity to test the com
parative drought resistance of the
vai Wws grasses under test at the Sim
ulation. These grasses received ro
irrigation and only the ordinary
conditions that prevail in field and
pasture. In the following list the
most drought resistant are placed
1. GUINEA GRASS. (Panicum
maximum.) This was easily the most
drought resistant of the ten grasses
under test. It grew to a height of
six feet and its growth appeared to
be quite normal throughout the dryest
part of the summer. However, the
leaves and stems are harsh under
these conditions and stock consumed
only about half the forage. Recom
mended for dry waste places, such
as soil r i Lets among rocks where it
is dilflcult to cultivate.
2. RHODES GRASS. (Chloris
gayana.) This well known grass has
sustained its reputation as a valuable
pasture grass during seasons of un
usual drought. While it yields less
tonnage than the Guinea Grass, its
quality is far superior for feeding
purposes. For large areas of fairly
good grazing land, or as a soiling or
hay crop it is worthy of extended trial
to me lew rancners ana farmers as
yet unacquainted with its good quali
3. GIANT BERMUDA. A type of
Cynodon Dactylon (Manienie) intro
duced by the Hawaii Experiment
Station several years ago. Maintains
the high claims made for it as a
drought resistant pasture grass. All
kinds of stock like it. It spreads
rapidly when once established, even
in. dry weather. The growth is very
dense and it appears to make satis
factory growth even on shallow soils.
Produces considerably more feed than
the. common Manienie.
4." PASPALUM DILATATUM. The
botanical name by which it is univer
sally known in Hawaii, while not
perhaps, quite as drought resistant as
the grasses already mentioned, espec
ially when left to its own resources,
responds wonderfully to cultivation
and close cropping. The greenest
spots in fields and pastures are the
bunches of this grass where they have
been closely cropped. Left uncut or
unpastured, the comparatively tender
leaves become very dry and unpalat
able. As all stockmen will agree this
is one of our five best grasses for al
most any condition but especially on
good, deep soil.
5. PARA GRASS. Commonly call
ed Panicum, (Panicum molle.) This
is the universal grass of Hawaii, every
small farmer has his patch. Whether
submerged for a week at a time or
scorched by months of drought it
always comes up Stirling when nor
mal weather conditions set in. The
para grass has weathered the present
drought finely, and although coarse of
stem the work mules and cattle ap
pear to relish it. Late plantings,
however, ns in all other grasses fail
to make satisfactory growth. When
in doubt one may well plant this re
markably tenacious trouble proof
member of the large panicum family.
6. JAPANESE OR . UBA CANE
While not recommended especially as
a drought resistant crop since its best
growth is attained only under moder
ate moisture conditions and good cul
tivation, it would nevertheless be a
serious omission not to record the
splendid persistence of the crop un
der the present exceptional drought
conditions prevailing at Haiku. In
actual tonnage the Uba cane has pro
bably exceeded all our other grasses,
However as with the Guinea grass al
ready listed, the Uba cane's harsh
stems cause considerable waste ii
feeding. This may largely be over
come by shedding the .forage prelimi
nary to teeuing, whether green or
cured. Speaking generally we con
sider the Uba cane a much superior
crop to any of the many varieties of
common sorghums tested at the Haiku
AIR SLAKED LIME FOR WEEVILS
A very simple and promising treat
ment to prevent weevil Injury to peas,
beans, cowpeas, and possibly to other
kinds of seeds has recently been dis
covered by Mr. Z. P. Metcalf of the
North Carolina Station. This con-
ists of applying air slaked lime to
the seeds, using one part by weight
of lime to two parts of seeds when
placing the crop in storage. For
small quantities, say less than half a
peck. Professor Medcalf advises the
writer in a letter that four parts of
lime should be used to one part of
seeds; for quantities between a half
peck and three bushels, use equal
amounts of lime and seeds. The
quantity of seeds to be stored thus
influences the effectiveness of the
reatmcnt and necessitates greater
proportions of lime for small quanti
ties. In time this method may be
found applicable to other kinds of
seeds and against other insects. It
has the advantage of being harmless
to seeds and to the operator, a3 well
is being convenient to procure and
relatively inexpensive. Professor
Metcalf is now completing further
tests of this material.
The above data has just been receiv
ed from the Pathologist of the Hawaii
It may be stated in passing that
liming of corn as above recommended
has been practiced in Hawaii for a
season or two and evidently with good
Mr. Harold Itice is liming all the
ear corn wnicn ne is storing in his
large Makawao cribs this year,
Ilydroted lime is being used by Mr.
Rice, but in much smaller quantities
than recommended above. F. G. K.
Co.'s Merchandise Dent.
7. SUDAN GRASS. Has not held
up its own with us under the present
protracted drought excepting when in
its first year of growth, on new land
and when well cultivated. Test plots
planted at the same time as the other
grasses already mentioned and now
two years old are in their prime, while
fillltfln to npn..lir.nll.. . 1 .1 ... 1 I I
place budan in about the same cate
gory as three other sorghums tested
in close comparison.
In closing we would emphasize the
fact that the comparative test here re
ported is basedon well tslablished
plantings under very ordinary field
conditions as they usually prevail, ex-
Former Maui Woman
Victim Of Paralysis
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin of Wed
nesday afternoon contained the follow
ing of local interest:
Mrs. Mary Voeller, wife of Taul J.
Voeller, who has been suffering from
paralysis for three years, died this
morning at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. C. A. Gulick.
Mrs. Voeller, who was born at Wal
kapu, Maui, was the daughter of
Isaac LouKada, one of the first sugar
l'lanterr- on the Valley Island.
The deceased is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. C. A. Gulick and Mrs.
Le Clair of this city, two sons,
Fred and James of San Francisco, and
one granddaughter and two grand
sons. The funeral services will be held
this afternoon at three o'clock in the
Williams Undertaking parlor, inter
ment being in the Cornwell plot in
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