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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY. MAY 8, 1917,
Saving Seed Potatoes
By Using Cores with Eyes
Three-fourths of Flesh Can
Be Used for Cooking
(From I.. S. Dept. f Aiineiilliire)
The cost of seeding Irish pota
toes can be yreatly reduced, the
garden specialists of the United
Statef Department of Agriculture
points out, if. instead of using a
whole potato for planting, the
gardener will cut out from potatoes
cone-shaped pieces oj flesh, each
containing an evt of the potato.
In this way only from one-fourth
to one-fifth of the flesh of the
potato will be needed to provide
seed and the remainder ot the
potato can be cooked for table use.
These cones range from one-fifth
to one-seventh of an ounce in
weight, whereas, under the usual
methods, the sets range from three
fourths to 2 ounce in weight. A
gardener, under ordinary condi
tions, will get best results by
using 15 to 18 bushels, or 900 to
1 ,080 pounds, of potatoes to the
acre. This method of preparing
sets. therefore, should make
available for table use over 675
pounds of potato flesh, which, un
der ordinary conditions, would be
planted per acre.
To plant a plot 50 by 100 feet,
or approximately one-ninth of an
acre, at the same rate of seeding,
would call for I2 $ to 2 bushets of
seed, planted in the ordinary way.
The method of using the cones
and eyes for seed and cooking the
remainder of the flesh, therefore,
becomes a worth-while economy
even when a small area is to be
Under this plan it is not neces
sary to prepare the seed all at one
time. From day to day the cones
for seeding can be cut from the
potatoes as they are being pre
pared for the table. The cuttings
then should be spread out on a
piece of paper in a moderately coo!
room I about 50 F. and allowed
to remain there until they have
cured; that is, until the cut sur
face has become dry. A day or
two should surffiee tor this, and
petatoes then should le put in a
shallow box or tray and placed
where it is still cooler. Any stor
age condition that will insure them
against frost on the one hand and
undue shriveling on the other
Small-sized sets require more
caref The smaller the size of the
set, or seed piece, used the more
thorough must be the preparation
of the soil. The more finely the
soil is pulverized and the more
uniform the moisture conditions
which can.be preserved in the soil,
the better is the chance for the
small seed piece to establish it
self. A small set in rough, lumpy,
or dried-out, soil has little chance
to live, let alone make a crop.
Generally speaking, the smaller
the size of the set, the closer it
should be planted in the row if
maximum yields are to be secured
Such sets may be expected to give
the best yields if not spaced more
than 10 to 12 inches apart in the
Preparing Soil for Potatoes
The types of soil in which the
potato plant thrives best are those
designated as sandv or gravelly
loam soils. It mav be growm with
a fair degree of success on any
type of soil except loose sand and
a heavy, sticky clav soil, provided
the land is well drained and con
tains the necessary plant food.
Successful potato production is
dependent to a large extent on the
thoroughness with which the land
is prepared before planting the
crop. Where a horse can be used,
the land should be plowsd from 8
to 10 inches deep, provided the
surface soil is of a sufficient depth
to permit it. It is never advis
able to turn up more than 1 inch
of raw subsoil at any one plowing,
so if previous plowings have not
been over 6 inches the maximum
depth at which it should be plow
ed is 7 inches.
Where hand labor is employed,
the same rule should govern as to
depth. In spading, especially on
grass or waste land, turn the earth
bottom side up,
Whether the land is plowed or
spaded, it should be thoroughly
pulverized immediately afterwards.
It is a bad practice to allow the
freshly turned soil to bake in the
suu and wind, and thereby be
come daddy, and, at the same
time, lose a large per cent of its
Where horsejlabor can be used,
the land after plowing should be
thoroughly disked first. then
spring-toothed, and finally fin
ished with a smoothing harrow
Where land must be prepared by
hind, it is good practice to pul
verize the soil as much as possible
when spading it up, after which
it can be put in a fine condition of
ukIIowikss with a steel garden
rake. The importance of thor
oughly lining the soil can not be
over-emphasized, for it increases
the water-holding capacity of the
soil, renders more plant food avail
able, and reduces the number of
Depth to Plant
Plant the small eve cuttings
from to 3 inches deep, depend
ing upon the character of tne soil
the lighter the soil the greater
the depth of planting.
If an early variety is planted,
and the work is to be done by
hand, the rows mav be spaced as
close as 26 inches, whereas if cul
tivation is to be done with a horse,
30 to 34 inches usually is allowed.
In order to give the gardener some
idea of the number of sets required
to plant a plot of ground 50 by
100 feet at different spaciugs, the
following table is submitted.
If a late variety is planted, the
spacing should be g-eater, say 34
to 36 inches between the rows and
12 to 14 inches between the plants
in the row The closeness of
planting should be determined,
first, by the variety and, second,
by the amount of available plant
food and moisture in the soil, or
that can be applied to it.
"Good Seed Potatoes and I low
io Procuie Them"; 544. "Potato
Tuber Diseases." All these may
be obtained free from the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, Wash
ington; D. C, as long as the
supply for free distribution lasts.
GENERAL COUNTY ELEC
In pursuance with the law, the
Honorable Board of Supervisors of
the County of Kauai, Territory of
Hawaii, does hereby proclaim that
a General Election for the election
of County Officers for the County
of Kauai will be held on
TUESDAY. THE 12th DAY OF
JUNE, A. D. 1917,
throughout the said County of
Kauai between the hours of eight
o'clock a. m. and five o'clock p. m.
The County of Kauai consists of
the Islands of Kauai and Niihau,
and all other Islands lying within
three nautical miles of the shores
thereof and the water adjacent
COUNTY OFFICERS TO BE
FIVE SUPERVISORS, as fol
lows: one from the District of
Waimea, one from the Distiict of
Koloa, one from the District of
Li hue, one from the District of
Kawaihau, and one from the Dis
trict of Hanalei,
ONE COUNTY CLERK
ONE COUNTY ATTORNEY
all of whom, except the Supervi
sors, are to be elected by the duly
qualified electors of the County of
Kauai. The supervisors are to be
elected by the qualified electors ot
each of the above named districts.
The election Precincts and Poll
ing places within and for the
County of Kauai will be the same
as those established bv law and
used , at the Territorial General
Election on November 7th, 1916
last for rhe election of a Senator
and Representatives to the Legis
lature of the Territory of Hawaii
of 1917, from the County of
IN TESTIMONY WHERE
OF the Honorable Board ot
Supervisors ot the County
of Kauai hath hereunto set
Seal its hand and caused the Seal
of the County of Kauai to
be affixed hereto.
DONE at the County Seat
at Lihue this 2nd day ot
May A. D. 1917.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS,
COUNTY OF KAUAI.
H. I). WlSlIAK!)
W. D. McBrydk
I JolC RoDKK'il'l-.S
! A. M i;ni:i'(ii;i.io
I. Maiiiai K i:.ui a
jCoiintv Clerk, County of K.iu.ii.
MA KB KAUOHO
Kfahaua Koho Balota Area o
kk Kai.ana o Kauai.
I kulike ai me ke kanawai, ma
keia ke kuahaua aktt nei ka Papa
Lunakiai Hanohano o ke Kalana
o Kauai, Teritore o Hawaii, e
malamaia ana he Koho Balota
Akea no ke koho ana i man Luna
Aupuni no ke Kalana o Kauai nei
POALUA KA LA 12 O IUNE
M. H. 1917
tnaloko o ke Kalana o Kauai nei
mawaena o ka hora ewalu a, m.
ame ka hora elima p. m
O Ke Kalana o Kauai nei ua
komo tnaloko olaila na Mokupuni
o Kauai ame Niihau ame na moku
puni e ae e moe ana nialoko o na
mile moana ekolu mai ko lana
mau kapakai aku ame na kai e
hoopuni ana ia lakou.
() NA LUNA AUPUNI KA
LANA E KOHO IA AI, HE
ELIMA LUNAKIAI dike penei:
hookahi mai ka Apana mai o Wai
mea, hookahi mat ka Apana mai o
Koloa, hookahi mai ka Apana mai
o Lihue, hookahi mai ka Apana
mai o Kawaihau, a hookahi mai
ka Apana mai o Hanalei.
HOOKAHI LUNAMAKAI NUI
HOOKAHI KAKAUOLELO NO
HOOKAHI LOIO KALANA
a o lakou apau, koe na Lunakiai, e
kohoia lakou e ka poe kupono i ke
koho balota oloko o ke Kalana
holookoa o Kauai nei. O na Luna
kiai hoi e kohoia lakou e ka poe
kupono i ke koho balota oloko o
kela ame keia Apana i oleloia ae
O na Mahele Koho Balota ame
na Wahi e koho ai maloko nei o
ke Kalana o Kauai elike no ia me
na Mahele Koho Balota ame na
Wahi Koho i hoakakaia e ke
kanawai a i hoohar.aia iho nei ma
ke Koho Balota Akea o ke Teri
tore o Hawaii nei ma Novemaba 7,
19l6, i liala aku nei, no ke koho
ana i Senatoa a i mau Lunamaka
ainana i ka Ahuolelo o ke Teritore
o Hawaii o 1917 i r.oho iho nei,
mai ke Kalana nei aku o Kauai.
I HOIKE NO KA OIAIO
O KEIA ke kau nei ka Papa
Lunakiai Hanohano o ke
Kalana o Kauai nei i kona
lima malalo ae nei o keia a
Sila ua kauoha hoi e hoopili pu
ia mai me keia ke Sila o ke
Kalana o Kauai nei.
HANAIA ma ka Hale Foo
Aupqni ma Lihue i keia la
2 o Mei, M. II. 1917.
Papa Lunakiai, Kalana o Kauai,
II . D. Wishard
J. Maiiiai Kanbakua
Kakauolelo, Kalana o Kauai.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF PRIMARY
I, J. Mahiai Kaneakua, County
Clerk of the County of Kauai,
Territory of Hawaii, do hereby
certify that I.have on the 20th. day
of April, A. D. 1917. received from
the Honorable Wade Warren Thay
er, Secretary of Hawaii, a Public
Notice of Primary Election, and
in accordance with sub division 2
of section 29 of the Revised Laws
of Haw aii (1915) I do hereby pub
lish so much of said Notice as is
applicable to the County of Kauai.
Territory of Hawaii, as follows:
PUBLIC NOTICE OF PRIMARY
Notice is hereby given that in
accordance with the terms of Sec-
Hon 28 of the Revised Laws of
I Hawaii, 1915, as amended by Act
1 152 of the Session Laws of 1915
land Act 3 of the Session Laws
I of 1917. a Primary Election for
j the purpose of making nominations
; for county offices within the Coun
i ty of Kauai as more particularly
! hereinafter set foith, will be held
on .Saturday, the 19th. day of May.
I A. D. 1917, within the County of
Kauai, Territory of Hawaii, be
tween the hours of eight o'clock
a. m. and five o'clock p. m.
The county offices for which
candidates are to be nominated bv
each political party at such primary
election within the said County of
Kanai are as follows:
One County Clerk
One County Attorney.
Five Supervisors as follows:
One from the District of Waimea;
one from the District of Koloa; one
from the District of Lihue; one
from the District of Kawaihau, and
one from the District of Hanalei.
The districts, orecincts and poll
ing places in the county of Kauai
are as follows:
Sixth Representative District:
Islands of Kauai and Niihau.
First Precinct: The island of
Niihau. Polling place, Niihau
Second Precinct: The portion
of the District of Waimea, on the
island of Kauai, west of the boun
dary between the Kekaha and Wai
mea plantations and aline in ex
tension thereof along the western
edge of Waimea valley to the
southern boundary of Na Pali.
Polling place, Kekaha schoolhouse.
Third Precinct: The portion of
the District of Waimea, on the is
land of Kauai, between the second
precinct and the bed of the Mahi
nauli valley. Polling place, Wai
Fourth Precinct: The remaind
er of the District of Waimea. Poll
ing place, Maknweli schoolhouse.
Fifth Precinct: The portion of
the District of Koloa west of the
west boundary of the land of Ko
loa. Polling place, office of the
McBryde Sugar Company at Wahi
awa. Sixth Precinct: The remainder
of the District of Koloa, Polling
place, Koloa courthouse.
Seventh Precinct: The District
of Lihue. Polling place, District
court room at Lihue.
Eight Precinct: The District of
Kawaihau. Polling place, Kapaa
Ninth .Precinct: The portion of
the District of Hanalei east of the
Kalihiwai stream. Polling place,
Tenth Precinct: The remaind
er of the District of Hanalti. Poll
ing place. Waioli courthouse.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I
have hereunto set my hand
and caused the Great Seal
of the Territory of Hawaii
(Seal) to be affixed.
DONE at the Capitol in
Honolulu, this 18th. day
of April. A. D. 1917.
' Wadk Warren Thayer,
Secretary of Hawaii.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. I
have hereunto set my hand
and caused the Sal of the
County of Kauai, Territory
(Seal) of Hawaii, to be affixed
DONE at the County Seat
at Lihue, this 20th. day of
April. A. D. 1917.
J, Mahiai Kaneakua,
County Clerk, County of Kauai.
Apr. 24. Mav 1-8.
To The Taxpayers
This office has received from the
Honorable Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue at Washington,
D. C, the following request:
In view of the war conditions
the Government will appreciate
the prompt payment of the taxes
shown to be due by the notice
herewith, if the taxpayer receiving
this notice is able to make such
payment without undue inconven
ience to himself or itself, as the
case may be.
"The Commissioner of Internal
Revenue has no power under the
law to make any rebate or dis
count on such anticipated pay
ments, but hopes that in view of
the conditions now facing the
country a readv and large res
ponse may be made to this re-
This office would respectfully
I ask your co-oporation in the ful
; filnieiit of the request so urgently
I made by Our Government.
I (Signed) John F. Hai.kv,
NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS LIHUE
Mr. Christopher .Tom s Holt lias
this day been appointed Pro-temp-
orp, Deputy Assessor and Cnlleotor
of Taxes fr the District of Lihue.
C'ountv of Kauai. Territory of Ha
waii, vice L. D. Tinmions on leave
J. K. Fai.-i.ky,
Assessor Fourth Division.
Koloa, Kauai, May :?, 1U17.
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