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THE MAUI NEWS
r SATURDAY. AUGUST 8, 1908
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get an authorative statement ami if the claims made- are iruotliere
are yet many fortunes to be made in growing tbe grab: in Ku'a
aud other districts of the islands.
'Every one who knows anything about farming or gaidening,
even in the remotest degree, and many others besides, know aboni
Luther Burban.lt the wonderful manipulator of mil u re's producls.
and the great things he has done to create new varieties in fruits
and flowers, yet when it coa.es to actual value to tin; country and
world at large, the most wonderful thing .ever accomplished ha
been by Abraham Adams of Jul, aetta, Idaho, who has performed
almost a miracle with wheat, and made it possible to increase in!
wheat crop of every individual who raises that cereal ten fold.
While it has not been generally known, many government
through their scientific men, have been st.iving for many years to
avert a world famine. "How soon will the world starve :o death?"
asks Sir William Crookes who shows by statistics that the average
yield per acre of wheao for the world is only 12.7 bushels. Yet
after years of skillful trial the government stations have ben able
to perfect wheat bearing only a trille, and they are now aghast at
the result of experiments by this Idaho farmer, who has been abk
by mathematical figuring on individual stands of wheat as perfect
ed by him, to show an increase of 278 fold.
It will be hard for old wheat raisers to believe this wonderful
story, but proof has been made by surveys of the land oiv which
wheat was planted, and accurate affidavits of wheat threshed. Here
is what is coming to the wheat business, a most marvelous thing,
but actually true.
Mr. Adams in 1904, succeeded in getting one single head of
wheat, that satisfied him of a discovery. This one head of wheat
he planted in the fall of that year, and in the following summer,
procured seven pounds of the wheat. This seven pounds he plant
ed in the spring of WOO and he secured from the seven pounds,
1545 pounds. Here was a startling yield at the ratio of 222 bushels
to the acre. This seed was planted in the fall for winter wheat,
but bad weather and hail during summer, destroyed all the fields
of ordinary wheat so they were not tit to harvest. Yet the new
wheat left standing threshed out 53,000 pounds.
From these statements, it is easy to figure what this wonderful
wheat is. Because it is impervious to frost and also to light hail,
and because it partially withstands the heaviest hail, Mr. Adams
named his wheat the Alaska, to nark its wondeil'ul sturdiness.
But the wonderful things were yet to come. On a government
station test, it was found that this wonderful wheat was Hard
Wheat. It is therefore a wheat that succeeds equally well as
winter or spring wheat, and in both plau'.ings will grade No. 1
This means an absolute revolution in wheat raising. It means
that the countless acres of California, where only soft wheat is
grown, can now raise hard wheat. It means that in all the vast
winter wheat region, which is greater than the spring wheat terri
tory, grawers can now compete with th3 northern countries in
growing Uard Wheat. It means that an average crop for the far.
mer will not be twenty Bushels to the acre, but two hundred. It
means that the worn out farms of the east, with such a yield can
afford to have farmers manure their land for wheat crops because
of the enormous return. It means that in time, when the seed can
be distributed every where, the wheat crop of the world will be
multiplied many times. It means that this year, if Alaska wheat
could have been planted, instead of an estimated American crop
of 500,000,000 bushels, America would raise for the world close on
to five billion bushels. When this is realized, the viKli that
Alaska has given in gold, pales iuto insignificance by the -side of
what the farmers will be able to lay up in wealth for the country.
Mr. Adams' wheat has been raised on dry land, under slight
moisture showing that this Alaska wheat is suited to thrive in
drouth. In southern countries a test has shown larger results.
Planted in Alabama, its leaves have attained a wiuth of 7-8 of an
inch. A head planted in that state showed greater results than
that from the original head in Idaho.
Truly, the man who can have a field of Alaska wheat next year,
no matter how small, will be more envied than the man with an
Outlook is Good
for Tourist Trade.
Honolulu, August 5. Secretary
Wood of the Promotion Committee
and the committee member? feel
that they are working along the
right lines to attract tourist traffic
to Honolulu and are optimistic
about results for the coming winter
season. Even during the pa-t
winter, the travel to the Islands
was fully ten per cent, better than
in the preceding period. Even the
lay-over passengers from the steam
ers en route to and from tiie Orient
are increasing in number.
''The tourist;", however, are not
going to the big hotels in so larsje
numbers as before," said Mr. Wood
lidltor find Mnnncr
Al'til'ST 8, I'.IOS
yesterday, ' but many are going to
the boarding-houses and smaller
hotels. This feature is noticeably
on the increase, and the trade at
the retail stoics frequented by
visitors is also increasing. 1 be
lieve the increase of stop-over
passengers to and from the Orient
is about twenty-five per cent.
There is an increased percentage
in the amount of travel from the
North-west, and we feel very much
encouraged about this, r.s we have
worked hard to advertise Hawaii
"The work of the co limit tee has
not been altogether to attract
tourists, but it has also taken
vigorous measures to get people
here who wanted homes. A pam
phlet on the agricultural resources
of Hawaii, by .lured Smith, former
Dim-tor of the United States Ex
peiimcit Stiition. ha been of ;Mc;it
benefit to us. Co,i s were sent to
all the lib-nrii's in Canada ami the
United States, and the article, has
been reviewed by the leading agri
cultural pipeis and has created a
grciit d''in of interest. Our mail is
full of itxinrii's about the Islands,
based on what the writers foetid in
the Siii ith pamphlet. The work
which the tniteil States agricul
tural liurea'i here has done to cre
tile interc-t iti the islands is of ex
treme v a be- The fact thai ?J r.
Smith ha-; r .-igueii his odie. to go
into the culture of tobacco is indi
cation of ;ilm iciiltiiral possibilities
here lor liomesei ki is mil agricul
"'Tin- presence of Mr. LockenliJ',
a man of value, to its by icasim of
his wide knowledge of agriculture,
is encouraged by the prospects for
chilipepet growing. His views on
this and n any other subjects are
of such interest that I have induced
him to give a talk before the com
mittee next '1 hliisdav.
'(i'l'.'r-lions directed to us about
settling I'D lands in the Islands are
referred to the Land Commissioner
for reply. The interest which Mr.
(Jarlie d has manifested in the
land (pustion here, and 'lie in
terest shown by the Governor,
looks as if the way would be clear
to procure lands for people who
are making inquires about them.
I believe the large estates will as
sist in this matter. The Pbliop
Estate, which leased lands on Ha
waii for experiments in tobacco
culture, .may give long leases to
prospective homemakeis and cul-turali.-ts.
Mr. Castle is doing a
good work in this direction on the
other sich' of this Island. All con
ditions seem to be dovetailing
nicely, ami the outlook is certainly
optimistic The settler who comes
here to settle down on a homestt'tid
may not expect to make a fortune,
but he can make a comfoi table
"Hawaii today can support, with
the lands available, a population
of 1,")00,00(). At least, the lands
afford inducements for that many.
Then there is tike inci ea-e proposed
in the garrison of regular troops
and the inrush of mechanics for
the Pearl Harbor ami other Kedeial
work, I believe the Ituid can sup
port such a population.
"Hawaii is able to attract people
in many unique ways. The very
position of the Islands nvny"uut in
the middle of the Pacific, with that
tropic glamor which appeals to
those who have never been in the
tropics, overspreading them, helps
us wonderfully. Therefore, we are
able with a smaller amount of
money to do more than California
itn attracting tourists. The main
land papers always welcome news
from the Islands, and the clippings
we receive from the mainland are
increasing right along. Our pro
motion news service is successful,
and the leading papers tire asking
for whatever data we desire to sup-
"We are distributing through
the medium of the mails practical
ly a thousand pieces of literature
on Hawaii every day. We cover
the Pacific UikisI completely, and
go east as far as possible. Through
the cooperation of the steamship
companies we are advertising pretty
well in Japan and China, the
hotels throughout the Orient show
ing a willingness to call attention
to Hawaii. We are also thinking
of establishing a distribution
bureau in Colombo or Singapore.
Through chambers of commerce
and promotion bureaus elsewhere
we are accomplishing a great deal.
In this respect we make a trade
and distribute their literature. For
instance, when the licet was here I
found they had little or no infor
mation aboard the warships about
New Zealand and Australia. I
gathered up all the material I had,
made it up into sixteen bundles
aud sent a package aboard each
ship. Every consulate the world
over has a fuil line of our reading
matter, and if anything new is got
ten up, we send that along also.
'"'Die local press helps iw out
wond'Tfuil v. Almost, daily we are j
sendii.g out marked copies of pa-!
tier which contain nitic'es which I !
think will be of int Test in eeiiain
localitiis. In a large nu'iiher of
cases such article" arc rcprod.uci
in mainland papers. I feel convinc
ed that iwryiliing is working a-
long so well as to be reasonbly sure
if a larger and increased travel to
this port .
"Speaking of the attractions af
forded I v mi' climate, I recall
what Kiank Wiggins of the Los
Angeles Cha'nher ot Commerce
said: ''i in K.iwaii have iiat
we in .Siut hern Ca i it'omia Ma im to
ha ve. '
'With re-qeet to s-iamship ac
comnie.dal ions, especially for the
tourist, I believe the conditions
will adjust tlciiiselv -s in the near
future, and there will he ample iic
coinmodat ions both ways for tour
ists. "The promotion committee mem
bers are doing a lot of hard work
for J 1 1 1 s community, more than the
average man outride can e-tiinate.
Tiny work without compensation
and devote a laige amount of their
valuable time to ligu,-ii:g ways and
means for bringing touii.ts and
'There is one important thing I
might speak about. Our letter" to
persons inquiring about the c'ta nces
for get ling positions Icre are con
servative, and there is no faUe re
presentation thrown out ahoiit local
prospects. I have never sent a.vay
a piece of advertising matter wHhh
won ii serve as a. me. am tlnwins-
nnpoiiit people. I b ive, al.vav
been anxious alioui that I is com
monly known in the m iinlaiid
that whatever -tat-metits are nt
out hy us about II r.vaii lie v arc
c r am to lie exact, i o u,ose people
without capital who write us ahout
getting positions, we have trcnerally
told them plainly that they should
not make the trip without having
some definite position in view "
"Arizona" to-n''ght at (lie Knights
of Pvthias Ball.
No golden hair her head entwines,
Her eves are net of heavenly
No rose her cheek incarnadines,
And yet my heart makes much
Ah, would she only come to me,
I'd urge my luck 'gainst any
Winking to scorn the-vain decree
Of Fate and all the plotting
I'd wager wealth, repute and name,
And all the gems :!re sea within,
Unhinge the stars, and with them
And stake the world with her
and w in.
So come, thou fairest damsel, then,
Blackest of Ethiopian maids,
The Ace, the King, the Jack, the
I've got 1 want the Queen of
. . of Spades.
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