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l'l.iificCo.iM Department: HOWARD IIKOWN & SONS. General Agents
,II-4'5 California St., Sun Francisco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Rosldont Agonts, HILO
There are lots of good brands of flour,
but there is nothing quite so good as the
I'OR SAI.K HY
Some SiiKgi'Kllnns Tor Itiiminti (lin
crs on rroper ('ulllwttliin.
Thi? innikclnble condition of
bananas, liolli us to vaticty, size
mid Haver, is a subject which might 1
well occupy the attention ofj
I The ' W P I
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Requires something to put vim and vigor
in one's system. There is nothing quite so
satisfying as a reasonable amount of
Ideal lor hunting, fishing and other out
RAINIER BOTTLING WORKS
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO! THE FACT THAT
some of our agriculturalists, and
mote parliculatly those who make
it a special business to taise this
fruit for shipment to the Mainland.
Much has been said of late regard
ing the importation of the "lilne
fields" variety, but so far little is
known here as to its adaptability to
the requirements of dealers in Cali
fornia, where all of our product is
now shipped. The Board of Com
missioners, through the assistance
of the Federal Government, has ob
tained a consignment of this variety,
which will be distributed to such
localities and tosuchagriculturalists
as will insute their catcful pro
pagation, preparatory to final dis
tribution of the suckers. Of bananas
now grown here, the Chinese variety
(Musa Cavenaishii) predominates,
shipments to the Coast being
practically species. No gieat effort
has seemingly been made to produce
in any appreciable quantity, the
well-known varieties already es
tablished here, such as the Brazilian,
Red or Golden, Sugar, Ladies'
Fingers, Apple, etc., and the
possibilities of shipping special
varieties, such as these, might re
sult profitably to the grower if a
little more attention were paid to
selection and cultivation. Most of
the cultivation and production at
at this time is in the hands of Chinese
laborers or planters, who either
ship on their own account or are
planting on shares with the white
land holder or produce agent.
Very little care is given to the pro
duction of large fruit, or in ex
perimenting with new varieties.
It is therefore possible that with
better cultivation, as well as se
lection of varieties, the industry
may become much more profitable
than it is said to be. at the present
Referring to cultivation, some ex
cellent results have been obtained
in Madeira (one of the ports ship
ping large quantities of fruit profit
ably to England and elsewhere) Vy
manuring the trees with commercial
fertilizers at little expense, and in
such manner as to increase the size
of the fruit and the bunches. For
the information of those interested
we quote portions of an extract
from the "Journal !' Agriculture
Tropicale," translated and publish
ed in a late number of "The Tro
pical Agriculturalist," on the sub
ject of Manuring the Banana," in
which Mons. Teissonnier, Chief of
the Agricultural Service of French
Guinea, who 1ms given close study
to the manuring of the banana,
presents the results of his obser
vations, which in part are as follows:
"Most frequently the dead leaves
and stems of the banana aie used
as manure; in these it is thought
that the greater part of the elements
removed from the soil nre restored
to it; but the useful effect of this
vegetable matter is very feeble, on
Is that which has been manufactured for the past fifteen
years exclusively by the
California Fertilizer Works
SAN FRANCISCO, OAL.
account of the slowness of its de
composition, and it is preferable, ;c sets out two closely
according to the authoritative ad- circles of the cow-beau
little. Also, it would be to the in
terest of the planter to stteiigtbeii
still more the propoitiou of potash
in the complete manure by giving
the whole of the nitrogen under an
organic form, as oil-cake, guanos,
fish manure, farm-yard manure,
composts, etc. '
"We advise the trail of a manure
Potash 20 per cent
Phosphoric acid 10 " "
"This manure can be very easily
prepated by mixing for manuring a
hectaie planted with 1,500 plants
(equal to 600 plants per acre) 400
kilos of sulphate of potash, con
taining 50 per cent, of potash, 600
kilos of mineral superphosphate, or
the same quantity of basic slag,
which would furnish at the same
time lime and phosphoric acid.
"To reduce the expense of trans
port, there would be equally an ad
vantage in giving the phosphoric
acid in the form of superphosphate
cohtaining 45 per cent, of phosphoric
acid; there would then be required
240 kilogrammes per hectare.
(These quantities, reduced to
English weights and measures,
would be as follows: 400 kilos of
sulphat of potash per hectare are
equal to 88 pounds, and this is
equal to 344 pounds per acre. Six
hundred kilos of mineral super
phosphate are equal to 1,300 pounds
per hectare, and this is equal to
530 pounds per acre; 240 kilos of
the stronger superphosphate, gene
rally known as Professor Wagner's
'double phosphate,' is equal tc 528
pounds per hectare, represented by
21 1.2 pounds per acre. I take the
standard adopted by Professor
Crookes in his translation of the
famous work on chemical manures
by George Ville.)
"The mixture can be easily made
without there being any fear of loss
of fertilizing materials. It should
be employed in the proportion of
400 or Coo grammes per plant, ac
cording as the preference may be
given to the double superphosphate
or to the common kind. (Kqual to
14 07.., and 10 1 lb. 5 oz., respec
tively.) Care must be taken to
place the manure, in a treiich made
around the stem, to avoid placing
it in direct contact with the latter,
so as to prevent accidents.
"This manure costs at the max
imum 200 francs per hectare, about
one penny-half-penny (3 cents) per
plant without counting the nitro
genousmanures. It is a very small
expense, which will be largely com
pensated by the regularity of and
increased yield in the crops."
Considering that the banana is a
herbaceous plant and that, like all
herbaceous plants, it requires nit
rates in early stages of its growth,
the translator (J. Neish, M. I).),
says in the Journal of the Jamaica
Agricultural Society that in cul
tivating a few specimens of the
Chinese banana (Musa Cavendisbii;
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J. C. Ohlanilt,
J. A. Iluck
U. II. Iluck
N. OHLANDT & CO.
Manufacturkks and Dkai.hks in
Of Eoery Description.
Sulphate of Potash,
Sulphate of Ammonia,
Alaska Fish Scrap,
Muriate of Potash,
Nitrate of Sorta,
(J ratio Tankage.
127 Market Street.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
Indiana Yolo Sts
Certificate of Analysis accompanies our shipments, which we guarantee
to he correct.
R. Is. OXJiVRX,
Agent for the Hawaiian Islands
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Canadian-Australian Royal Mail SS. Go.
Steamers of the above Hue running in connection with the Canadian l'.icific Kail
wav CotniMiiy, II. C, ami Sydney, N. S. , ami calling at Victoria, II. C, Honolulu,
Suva mill llrislMiie, Q., are duo at Honoluluou or about the tl.Ucs below
From Vancouver and Victoria B.C.
I'or Brisbane, Q., and Sydney:
MANUKA SKl'TKMUKK 24
AOKANGI OCTOHKK 22
MIOWHRA NUVKMIIHK 19
MO. NA IH'.CUMHHK. 17
From Sydney, Brisbane (Q).
For Victoria ami Vancouver, 11. C:
AOKANGI SKI'TKMIIKIl 21
MIOWKRA OwTOIlHU 19
MOAN A NOVHMIIHR lb
AOKANGI DliCKMIIHR 14
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vice of Seuilcr, to make composts of i sinensis) around each banana so as
them in raixinir them with ashes. ' to furnish the nitrates that may be
lime, farm-yard nianure.etc, and to ' required on digging in the beans
ollow them to rot during a year; lal tlie period of flowering. Doubt
still it will be necessary to add pot- I less the leguminous plants so plenti-
ash and phosphoric acid in which
they are deficient. The guanos, j
generally employed at the Azores
and in the Canary Islands, the oil-1
cakes and the fish manure employ
ed in India, are equally insufficient, I
and ought also to be made complete!
by the addition of potassic and 1
.... . . , . . .... . . J "Some excellent results
When purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand been ohtaine(1 , Madeirn ,
the name of the California fertilizer Works is on every jcanicoII. poor in potash
sack, otherwise you will not be getting the genuine article. !hoshorlc ac(1 ljm rch jn
ful in their variety in Jamaica,
would be of essential service, if not
in rotation, at least as an auxiliary
and ameliorating crop in the cul
tivation of bananas. Hawaiian
Forester and Agriculturist.
Coui.n Scakcki.v Walk. Mr.
G. S. Purtou, a resident of Kyne-
A large stock of our Diamond A and our
XX HIGH-GRADE FERTILIZER
Is kept constantly on hand and for sale at San Francisco
prices, plus only freight and actual expenses,
By Our Hilo Agonts,
L. TURNER CO.
ton, Victoria, Australia, says:
have I "Some time ago I was attacked
a vol-' with severe pains and stiffness in
an in my legs, which affected me so that
nitro-, I could scarcely walk, when I was
gen and better provided with car-1 recommended to try a bottle of
bonnte or lime than the greater part ' Chamberlain's Pain Halm by our
of tropical soils, by the application ! local chemist, Mr. Stredwick. I
made new for a few cents and
a little labor. With
you can paint and varnish at
the same operation. You will
be surprised how cay it is
to renew vehicles.
I(,et us show you color cards.
HILO MERCANTILE CO. M
SOLE AGENTS FOR HAWAII
P. O. Boz 94
Telephones 4 A, 4 B
of a complete manure, testing:
Nitrogen 13 percent
Potash 20 " "
Phosphoric acid ifl " "
"This niaiiiue, which is a mix
ture of very concentrated and very
soluble products, is applied in the similar complaint."
proportion of 50 giniuiues perplant, Hilo Drug Co.
have used it once a day since, and
have experienced wonderful relief.
I am indeed grateful for the good it
has done me and shall be happy to
recommend Chamberlain's Pain
Halm to anyone suffering from a
Por sale by
The HILO TRIBUNE
JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT
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