Manuel Cladeira, master gardener, 1913.


The tallest sugarcane thought to be growing in Hawaii, and perhaps the whole world, is the cane planted by Mr. Manuela Caldeira in the uplands of Pauoa; it’s height reaches about thirty feet, without it losing any of its growing vigor.

The reason for it growing so tall is because of the skill of the one growing it, and he is someone Pauoa’s people speak often of for his knowledge in growing all sorts of plants, and making them fruit profusely when it is time for them to fruit.

The sugarcane was planted twenty months ago, while being cared for as the one who planted them only knows how, and it grew from when it was small until now where it has some ninety-five nodes; and as its growing strength has not abated, it is believed that this cane will reach over a hundred nodes.

It isn’t for just that cane that the Portuguese man has found fame for planting, but for all the things he plants, because when they fruit, it is very abundant, and the fruiting happens quickly.

From a single mango tree that was planted, gotten are three types of mangoes, and at times one mango will weigh almost two pounds.

As for plants grown for the beauty of its flowers, red flowers and white ones bloom on a single tree.

(Kuokoa, 2/14/1913, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIX, Helu 7, Aoao 6. Feberuari 14, 1913.

Stolen turtle net of Tai On Aina, 1933.

Turtle Net is Lost

Several days ago, Tai On Aina went to fish with his Turtle Net, and upon his return, he left his net to dry by Dr. E. W. Mitchell’s [the first initial is not clear] place.

Some days later, he went to fetch the net, but when he arrived at Dr. Mitchell’s, there was no net; he was accustomed to drying his net by that doctor’s place, but this time it disappeared.

This young man is at a lost over his net, and he said that without his net, he can’t catch turtles, and thus can’t make money and then can’t get food.

He announced to the one who mischievously took the net, if he could kindly return this net, which would make Tai On Aina happy to get his lost net back; and he offers his thanks in advance should that person who has the net of this young man returns it without damaging it. Should that person who has the net has some aloha, please return it to whom the property belongs. You will be doing a good deed to your friend by returning the net to the one it belongs to.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/14/1933, p. 3)

Nalowale Ka Upena Honu

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXVI, Helu 37, Aoao 3. Feberuari 14, 1933.