The sugarcane called puaole grew 21 feet tall? 1866.

There is nothing longer. [Aohe no o ka loa.]—We just saw this Friday, in front of the Post Office, there was brought the longest sugarcane, propagated in the yard of Halaaniani, the town home of that son, the Great Major [William Luther Moehonua]. The number of internodes [puna] of the sugarcane was ninety-one; and the height of the cane from the base to the topmost internode was twenty-one feet. It took perhaps more than two years to grow; its cane is a ko pua ole.

[Might anyone know if “Mekia Nui” is a specific military rank? I have not seen W. L. Moehonua referred to anything but Major Moehonua.]

(Au Okoa, 12/10/1866, p. 2)


Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 34, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 10, 1866.

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