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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY. MAR. 11, 1919
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Items of Interest to Our
By Q. W. SAIIR, County Agent
Hogs on Sweet
cam: harvest at kapaa
Cane harvesting season with
lack nflabor, canecars, and port-
"Walter 1. McP.r.vde of Kalaheo, 1 able track makes 1lic situation a
lias gone into liog raising ns a serious one, hut tilings ore sh up
side Issue at his place at ICukui-jiiig nt nicely in spite of all tlitli
lono l'ark. Altliougli Mr. Mc' nil ties at Kajaa Homesteads.
Iirv.le is interested chiefly in pine-' ll01,K.stendcrs' and plantation
ni.ple raising and preserving, dur- , . Iwi. . . ,,!iriW((1 iu
ing t lie period of tlie war lie plant
ed a considerable acreage to sweet
potatoes as an emergency feed
At the present time potatoes
do not find n ready market and as
a result Mr. McPryde has decided
to market his potatoes on four
legs in the form of pork, lie has
fenced the sweet potatoe field and
turned hogs into the same. As
sweet potatoes alone are not a
balanced ration for feeding hogs
to make the best gains he is sup
plying them with other feed rich
in protein in addition to giving
them the free run of the sweet
Alter reading the information
furnished by the United States
Department of Agriculture in a
circular "Crops and Live-stock
Production in l'.llil," recently is
sued from the office of the secre
tary, our homesteaders and users
of fertilizer will begin to wonder
if they are in a foreign country or
on American soil.
According to the circular it ap
pears llmt the first time in several
years. American farmers will be
able to secure - adequate supplies
of fertilizers for use this spring.
The supply of nitrogen materials
is regarded as ample because
.large stocks of nitrate of soda
brought into the country for
.munition purposes are available
for agriculture and, in addition,
the producing capacity of ammon
ium sulphate plants has been in
creased since l!H:i from about20l),
()()( tons'to approximately 400,000
Also the Department of Agri
culture has purchased out of a
sio.000.000 revolving fund a sup
ply of nitrate of soda which will
be distributed to fanners at cost
for cash, the price being 81 per
ton, plus freight.
There is in Ihe country a large
surplus of sulphuric acid produc
ing capacity, and native supplies
of phosphate rock are available
practically to any extent demand
ed. Some shortage of potash may
continue on the mainland, but
it is thought that supplies can be
obtained in time for use this
spring from Alsace or from (Ser
maiiy. Certainly Hawaii must be for
eign to the United States and our
citizens are not classed as Ameri-j
cans. For American farmers can
buy nitrate of soda for S1 per ton
-and ICapaa homesteaders have to
pay li;t per ton for the same arti
cle, for that is the rate charged by
agents of Hawaiian fertilizer con
cerns on Kauai.
What is more we are nearer the
source of supply in Chile as com
pared with the American farmer.
There is something radically
wrong somewhere if fertilizer
prices, especially nitrate juices,
do not take a decided drop during
the next few months. The season
for applying nitrate to the cane
crop is close at hand now, but
with lcrlilizcr at present prices
and a possible drop in the price
of sugar before the crops fertilized
this spring and summer are har
' vested, it looks as if homestead
ers and cane planters in general
would have to figure on a very
close margin of profit on cane
harvested in l!i'0 and
cane is now
record time and far ahead of
scehedtile. and the future outlok
for an early harvesting of all
homestead cane is very bright.
Elmer Cheatham and 15. D.
Isreal will in all probability com
plete harvesting operations on
homestead cane which they agreed
to harvest in Ihe Waipouli section
of the Homesteads by the end of
this month. The track and cars
that Cheatham and Isreal are now
using will be available for other
homesteaders very soon, and ar
rangements are now being made
to turn the cane harvesting outfit
including a large part of the
gang over to another group of
homesteaders in that section.
When Cheatham ami Isreal
cease operations, the outfit will be
in the close vicinity of M. Louis'
honieslead and in all probability
there. Others who are directly
in line to have their cane cut and
loaded by this gang are A. Kei
cheld, .lose 1). Soto, Willie Hepa,
Sadatome Xagahisha, Vincent
Sousa and Carl Jensen. Cane on
Dave Wilson's homestead and a
few acres belong to Fred Tracey
may also be harvested in line
with these mentioned above.
These homesteaders have al
ready taken the matter up among
themselves ami an attempt will be
made to have the harvesting oper
ations conducted under contract
with a Japanese labor boss, thus
eliminating their own supervision
in the harvesting.
At Kapahi harvesting oper
ations of the Kapaa Homestead
ers' harvesting association under
the supervision of Joe Aguiar is
progresing favorably. The gang
lias just completed harvesting the
cane of Antone Iluiz. According
to young IJuiz the juice has been
very good at this time running
S 1-2 tons cane per ton of sugar
which is a litle better than other
homesteaders have ben getting
with Caladonia cane.
Joe Aguiar as well as others in
the Kapaa Homestead tracts com
plain that the cost of laying t rack
and hauling the cars to the main
track is running far in excess of
what was expected. The pTnnta
lion according to contract should
perform this part of the oper
ation, but an agreement was made
with the harvesting asocial ion
whereby the homesteaders agreed
to lay the track and haul the cars
to the main track. For this oper
ation the homesteader gets a re
bate of i!5 cents on the plantation
on every ton of cane harvested.
Much to the sorrow of the home
steaders they find that it costs
more than 1!." cents per ton of
cane harvested to perform this
work. Joe Aguiar who is di
rectly in charge of the harvesting
reports that during February the
cost of laying portable track ami
hauling the cars to the main track
was -15 cents per ton of cane.
A. M .Sousa, president of the
Harvesting Asociation is now oc
cupied with the task of drawing
up papers of incorporation for the
asociation, in order to put the as
sociation on a basis for doing
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.. A. (Ji)CKETT, Manager
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