[Found under: “NO KA MAHIAI.”]
Not all kinds of huli are suitable for planting in wet patches. If the corm has been too closely cut off from the bottom of the huli and the huli itself is too small, it is not good for planting. If the taro has rotted and only a third remains good, Continue reading
[Found under: “KE ANO O KE KALAIAINA.”]
On making loʻi if it was not done previously. I learned to make wet patches for four years at Lahainaluna. If it was desirable to convert a piece of dry land into a wet patch, they looked to see how water could be brought to it, because water was important. . . . If the patch was 20 fathoms long and 10 fathoms [anana, arm span] wide, we made them with shovels and the few pickaxes that we had. The soil near the banks was tossed up on them. The banks were made well, they were solid and thick. In digging with the shovel from the upper to the lower end and from one side to the other there was no part of the patch that was not dug. It looked level and even. Then the water was run into it and then the uneven places were seen, some deep, some high. The deep places were filled in. When it was seen that it was level then water was allowed to run in. We brought the oxen, that pulled the carts over the plains, and put them into the newly made patch and the oxen trampled on the earth up and down, to-and-fro. If we wanted some fun like the oxen, we increased the water in which to play. . . . Continue reading
[Found under: “KELA AME KEIA”]
The sun is just so hot these days and the taro huli of the farmers are drying up. If this drought [papaala] Continue reading
[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]
We received word that the Mormons living on Lanai are being made to work, pulling Plow [O-o Palau]. There are ten men who pull the Plow, and if they do not put effort into their pulling, Continue reading
O Ka Hae Hawaii
Aloha oe:—The saying of the people of old, “The breadfruit of Keei are gone [Pupuhi ka ulu o Keei].” Continue reading
Petaining to Cotton.
O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:
I am reporting to you that the Cotton [Pulupulu] (Sea Island Cotton) is sprouting well in Waimea, Koolauloa, Oahu; you will surely rejoice with my fellow Cotton planters living in other places of these Islands, who planted this thing, Pulupulu, like me. Continue reading
Tallest Sugarcane in the World.
Located in the Sugarcane Plantation of Ewa, Island of Oahu, there was found a tall cane understood to be the single tallest sugarcane from all around the world. This was cane was found in the cane field. Continue reading
[Found under: “NANU HOU HAWAII.”]
Prominent news in Kau.—Joseph U. Kawainui [Editor], Much aloha to you.—The sugar planting boys here in Kau are joyous because of the big rain. From the 29th of April until today, the rain continues. The planting of the cane cuttings [pulapula ko] is going on intensely. Continue reading
[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]
Onomea Sugar Plantation.—This past Saturday, at 12 noon, that sugar plantation above was put up at auction before the public in front of the entrance of the courthouse here in Honolulu. Continue reading
[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]
Pertaining to Kaneohe and neighboring lands.—Because we heard that we can announce. The interior of the church of Kaneohe has been refurbished through the patience and tirelessness of the new kahu of the church, in stepping in and working.
—A Chinese school has been started there through the leadership of Iosia Meemanu. Three nights of the week of school are set aside, one school hour per night. On this past 5th of April is when it began, and it continues until today. They are being taught starting with the first words of Hawaiian language. They have been seen going to pray and to Sunday School. Continue reading