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title: 'The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, June 17, 1919, Page 4, Image 4',
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TIIE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY. JUNE, 17 1919
S. E. LUCAS
Removed his office to Kapaa near Court
House. Prompt service as usual
TIME TO REVISE YOUR INVESTMENTS
Has the filing of your income tax returns caused you to reflect as to
the future? '
Will you produce or earn more during the coming year than you
did during the past year?
If not you are "out-of-luck" for your living expenses have certainly
j not been reduced and you will be required to pay a large part of
vour earnings in taxation.
I WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?
;WHY, BY MAKING YOUR INVESTMENTS PRODUCE A GREATER
Henry Waterhouse Trust Company, Ltd., Honolulu
COMPLETE MACHINERY EQUIPMENT FOIlJ
, 1 h I
...or ... .. . . . -.-i.. ... ...
HO with total of 7 IS! h.
p. in use in Island.
Operates on gasoline or
distillate. "Fool proof
so simple any ly can
run it. Produces pow
er cheaply. Sizes 4 to
27.5 h. li.
No. 2 Engelberg Huller
Capacity :i."0 to 500 Jim.
paddy per hour. He
quires 10 to 12 li. p.
Requires!! li. p. to oper
ates. Allin-Clialmei b motor,
where electric power is
AViite for detailed :
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
Honolulu, T. H.
When in Honolulu
Running water In every room; rooms 31
singly or with baths; comfortable beds;
mot iu utsi rcsiauraius auu an car
Centrally located In the theatre aodsbopplag centers.
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor
"Ji.'J.'i ' A i"i '1 L"l l"l I my 11 1
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Kapaia Garge Co.
Automobile Repairing And
STOKAOE IJATTEIMES JJEl'AIHED AND It ECU AIM! ED
Telephone i!3S L
1 O. Cox 23fi
Items of Interest to Our
6y O. W. SAHH, County Agent
Although the cane loaders from
l'liuni'iio captured tlie first prize
for Maui, 1 lie showing made bv
tlie Kanai team wits good and bad
the loaders lioni Mcllrydo. been
just a little bit less conseienciona
ibont liu knifj; Hp the last bit of
trash in the held Kauai would
have won the honors- The con
test was marked by n great dis
play of interest on the part of the
spectators who became almost us
excited over the loading contest
as they might over a horse race
or a league game of baseball. Ha
waii has evidently invented a
new sport that though it lacks all
t lie tlirills ot a last ball game
seems to hold the spectators from
a standpoint of their interest in
our great local industry.
So far nothing has ever been in
vented that will load cane as sat-
tisiactory or as cheaply as our
oriental laborers. Inventions
along the lines of cane loading
devices have been in order for
manv years. At the present time
devices for loading cane are un
der consideration or being mould
ed in tire brains of the best mec
hanics in the islands. Yor years
an economical cfine loading C'
vice has been the goal sought by
our mechanical geniuses, anil
today we seem to be as much in
tlie dark on the proposition as
we were' before, and plantation
managers and owners are still
jooumg to t lie tune when some
IkhIv will come lorwaru with the
great device that will save the in
(lustrv for the time when we. can
no longer afford to pay the neces
sary wage that will be demanded
by the laborers to load cane.
We still must resort to the la
borer loader. Our only salva
tion is that our labor supply lasts
(ill the lime that the mechanical
(loader is perfected. Meanwhile
anything that can be done to in
crease the elliciency of the labor
er loader will greatly stimulate
cane production. The sugar in
terests can rest assured that
nothing previous to the "Ilapai
Ko'' conies) held at the last ter
ritorial fair has ever accomplish
ed more toward reducing "Ila
pai Ko" to a science. And that
is what must be done. Loading
cane is- a science as is any other
trade. By a close study of the
movements of the cane loader
and by training the cane loader
to climinale wasted energy much
can lie accomplished. It lias been
done in laying bricks, in piece
work in machine shops, and else
where. AVhy not in the cane
Kauai took the second trophy,
in the cane .loading contest- Kau
ai did not get first, but that is
only a small matter. Cane load
ing is not actually a sport. It
is the greatest labor consuming
factor in the sugar industry. Now
thai 'the public is interested in
cane loading, let us see cane load
ing reduced to a science, and per
haps in the near future to a mec
The Government publication ou
Carpet Grass speaks of the' grass as
"Petit Gazon the Oreol name
for carpet grass is a perennial creep
ing grass, prolific In the coastal plain
belt from Southern Virginia to Taxes.
It forms a dense, close turf. Carpet
grass, native to the West Indies, pros
pers particularly well on sandy loam
soil whei'3 the moisture is near to the
surface mot-t of the year. The grass
is of dual utility, as it will yield a
seed crop even during the period
when it is grazed to capacity. This
is explained by the fact that the livo
stock feed principally on the basal
leaves, while the slender flower stems
are allowed to mature unmolested.
"In the section where carpet grass
predominates it excels all other pe
rennial grasses as a perm-iaent pas-'
ture. It continues growing through,
out most of the year, being dr.rjtget
only during perids of seve:-j t'rought
or of heavy frost. In order to main
tain tha pastures in good condition
heavy grazing irf necessary, and 'alter
nate grazing of two fields Is prefsr
able to coniinuous grazing of a cingle I
field, ruder favorib!o conditions I
carpet gruss will support one head of1
live stock to 2 aires, being about j
equal in carrying capacity to blue I
grass. I.espede.a, or Japan clover!
succeeds very well when grown in j
mixture with carpet grass, whilo Au-j
gusta or uanow-leaf vetch is also va-j
luable in n meadow mixtui'a win car-1
pet grass. i
"For maxima development carpet i
grass requires abundant heat and
moist lire, and where these conditions1
ar satisfied it furnishes valuable pas
turage from May until November, or '
in extrenio South even longer. Dur-I
ing cold weather It makes little
growth. Where a fteld of carpet grass
Is allowed to grow tall In the fall cat
tle will graze with great relish on the
dead tops during the winter.
"Although at present commercial
seed in quantity Is seldom obtainable
carpet grass may be Bown If neces
sary by nfowlng the grass after the
seed has matured and scattering the
straw with .the seed over the field
where it Is desired to sow the grass.
If conditions are favorable to carpet
grass It Is sure to possess the land,
provided tho grazing is heavy enough
to keep down the .weeds and taller
"For use on lawns carpet grass may
be propagated by sets or pieces of
sod. To obtain a good sod tho land
should be well prepared to a depth
of 6 to 8 inches and generously fer
tilized with 20 or more . tons of
well-rotted stable manure to the
acre. Where necessary, from 600
to 1,000 pounds per acre .high-grade
supplementary fertilizer may also be
applied. The carpetgrass plants
should be set about 12 inches apart
each way. In planting small lawns
it is usually best to put out the sets
with tho trowel or some other hand
tool, while on large lawns It Is more
economical to plow the land and drop
the sets or pieces of sod the proper
distance apart in the furrows. The
land should be rolled after setting
carpet grass in order to press the
loose soil close around the plants.
Carpet Grass the highly recom
mended pasture grass that is now
being raised so extensively at Hanalei
Ranch, has another name according
to the experts of the United States
Dept. of Agriculture, According to
an article in. a recent government
publication carpet grass Is highly
recommended for conditions in the
Southern Section of the United States.
So far wc have heard little of car
pet grass the recommendations of W.
F. Sanborn of Hanalei Ranch, who
speaks highly of it and recommends
it highly because of its adaptability
to his conditions.
Now is the time to cull your poul
try nock, no man or Woman can
afford to feed a flock of droneo at the
present prices of feed, but the good
layers will make more profit than in
any previous year.
Before keeping your birds another
season, take one more look at them,
and select tho ones you intend to
keep with the following rules con
stantly in mind.
1. Keep the pullets which ma
ture quickly and start laying first.
Those which start laying when less
than 28 weeks old will be the best
layers if they have proper care.
2 Market those which .have been
slow to feather or seem to lack vital
ity. 3 Keep the late mouters.
4 Keep the birds with rather large,
plump combs and wattles.
6 Hens with pale vents, pale beaks
and legs are usually good layers.
6 Tho skin f the best layers should
be rather loose and flabby on the ab
domen between the vent and the
' 7 The pelvic bones must be thin,
straight, fexible and wide apart.
8 The hustlers and heavy eaters
that go to bed last at night with a full
crop are the big layers, and should
9 The bird with long toe nails has
not been scratching. That kind of
is a poor hustler and likewise a poor
10 Birds that are not moulting and
still have small 'dried up combscover-
ed with a whitish bloom are always
This is the time of the year that
Kauai is self supporting as far as
Irish potatoes are concerned. Sad to
say, however, the eason is very short
and In about four weeks from now
the local supply of these choice Hi
berian fruits will be exhausted. How
ever tho production this year is far
in excess of last years local out put,
and the quality of the product is also
Improving. With better methods and
more wido spread and intelligent use
of bordeaux misture the time may
not be o far away when we will not
have to depend on California to keep
us supplied with potatoes. Not only
locally is this noticable, but also at
the Territorial Fair. This year's ex
hibits of Irish potatoes at the fair
were tenfold as many as last year,
and the quality and uniformity of the
exhibits were far superior to our last
After all kinds of "hard luck" and
experience with nearly every known
pest in the Hawaiian Islands, Wm. N.
Stewart, secretary to A. S. Wilcox of
Lihue, has at last succeeded in ob
tainlng a good stand of alfalfa in one
of the fields of A. S. Wilcox estate
In Lihue. Mr. Stewart wants the
alfalfa for feed for the swine and
dairy stock on tho Wilcox place .This
is surely a step in the right - direc
Robert D. Isreal of upper Wailua
homesteads is importing some high
grade Berkshire swine for his home
stead. Isreal is obtaining the stock
from Harold Rice of Maui, who has
large herd of pedigreed swine, many
of which took prizes at the Terr!
everything in thb.
Silver and Gold Line,
Rich Cut Glass and
Merchandise of the
Best Quality Only.
f P. O. Box 342 Honolulu
The steaming fragrance of
the cup of
makes the whole
In Red Package
at your Grocer's
Yuen Kee Cafe
Chop Sue dinner by order Day
lso Rooms to Rent
Sanitary, Easy to Clean,
Pie Plates, 10-Inch
Bakers $1.00 each
Casseroles $1.35 each
Etc., Etc., Etc.
New shipment Just opened.
Brass Candlesticks at half price.
serve In the
"The House of Housewares"
53-65 King Street Honolulu
A neat, smart Shoe for
men's Spring and Summer
wear. Every bit as good a it
Upper leather of real calf
skin; sole leather likewise is
made to give long wear and
walking comfort No. 887.
Similar models at $10-?11.
1051 Fort St Honolulu
JAS. F, MORGAN
Real Estate and Insurance
NO. 125 Ul MERCHANT ST.
P.O. Box No. 594 Honolulu
Kuraoka & Co.
CONTRACTOR AND CARPENTER
Building, Painting, Moving
Buildings and General
Manufacturer of All Kinds of
P. 0. Box 265