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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII,
RUARY 19, 1904.
Hilo Electric Light Co., Ltd. !
Houses Wired and
In accordance with the rules ol tlie No
tional Hoard of l'lre Underwriters.
A complete stock of
Fixture, Shades, Tttlile, lied and Desk
Lamp, etc., always on hand.
Fan Motors . . 915
Fan Motors, swivel frame, 18
Sowing Machine Motor 20
Power for operating tlicni ft a mouth i
Installation chittged extra.
Prloo of Lamps Reduced.
16-C. P. Lamps, 25c Each:
At the Works.
Estimates furnished on all classes ol
Electrical Work and Contracts taken to
Install apparatus complete.
Draught Boor IO Conts
When you need a drink call
at the KEYSTONE, corner
Front and Ponoliawai streets.
A first class line of
always on baud.
Open from 5 A.M. to 11 P.M.
At Moderate Prices
Mixed and Fancy Drinks
Honolulu Primo Beer
Ten Cents a Class
M. M. CAMERON,
Mr. Cauierop is prepared to give est!
mates ou all kinits of Plumbing Work
ud to guarantee all work done.
WM. G. IRWIN & CO., Ltd.
Sole Agents for
National Cane Shredders,
Alex. Cross & Sons' Sugar Cane
and Coffee Fertilizers.
Why not bo stroni'7 Why not havo
a good nppetltu irm u good digestion?
Why not fuel well mid hearty all tho
tlmoV Voit can Just in well havo it
your own way in not, for thero Is
stroiiL'tli, vitality, powei, mid good
health in overy lioltlo of Ayer's Sursa
purilla. Always keep It on hand.
Hero are tlio mints and tlio iliotgnili of
Mr.lt. II. Arelivr, of llolurt.Tao miui.ii
" 1 often find mywlf weak, u.tliuut n"
tlto, ami mjr wlmleR)iitPiii all iiiiiiIuhii. My
blood gtts Impure ami I havo IkiiI nnileruii
tiona. Then lnlwl)uo Ayor'n SjrKiurlll.i,
for itmakrt ruy Irtmxl jmro and rlcli.RlveMiio
strength and vitality, and braces mo u;i
There are many linltutlon " BanaparlllM."
. lie euro you get Ayer's.
Keep Ayer'i l'llls on hand and quickly cor
rect any tendency to constipation. It's an
easy way to prevent sickness.
Prtptrtd by Dr. J. C. A) rr ft Co., Lowell, Mtu., U.S.A.
For Sale by HILO DRUG COMPANY
Hilo Railroad Co.
Short Route to Volcano
In effect July 13, 1903.
Passenger Trains, Except Sunday.
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Excursion tickets between nil points
are sold ou Saturdays and Sundays, good
icturniug, until th'c following Monday
Commutation tickets, good for twenty
five rides between nny two points, and
thousand mile tickets are sold at very
W. H. LAMBERT,
A truss is an Important appli
ance mid it is obvious that con
stant effort will be made for its
Every yeur does bring some im
provements, and wearers of trusses
should have the benefit of them.
In our stock we endeavor to pro
vide all that is practical as well rfs
Our long experience in fitting
trusses enables us to judge the
value of new ideas ami our stock is
therefore an ideal one.
Any claims wc make for n truss
we will guarantee.
BISHOP & CO.
Honolulu - - Oahu, H. I.
Transact a General Dunking and Ex
Commercial and Traveller's Letters of
Credit issued, available in nil the principal
cities of the world.
Special attention given to the business
entrusted to us by our friends of the other
Islands, cither as Deposits, Collections
Insuruucc or requests for Exchange,
Unique KxprrliiU'iil In IhiKliiml
Mori' TI11111 it Dream.
Loudon, Dec. 30 It really is be
ginning to look as If the effort to
reform the saloons of Great Britain,
which U being made by the distin
guished backers of the so-called
"Public House Trust," were going
to accomplish it good deal toward
loosening the grip which old John
Barleycorn has had on this country
' for so many years.
The trust was started about two
years ago as an ordinary stock com
pany, with n regularly paid-up cap
ital, its membership including such
men as the Dukes of Devonshire
and Norfolk, Lord Rosebery, Earl
Grey, and the archbishops of Can
terbury and York. The trust's
supporters follow the "Gothen
burg" idea. They say that public
drinking places (called "pubs" for
short over here) are apparently a
necessity, and maintain that the
amount of drunkenness in this
country is due mostly to .the fact
that at common saloons ' '.oxicauts
only are supplied 1 ue iiv to the
working man, who ',U'S nowhere
else to spend his spate time the
proprietor's profits on spirits being
larger than on drinks of any other
So the trust started to get hold of
as many ordinary saloons as possi
ble, and to run them, not as tem
perance places, but simply as pub
lic houses where food and non-intoxicating
drinks would be for sale
on equal terms with spirits. In or
der that there should be no mistake
about this, it was arranged that
each of the reformed saloons should
be in charge of a manager, who
would be paid a regular salary, and
thus huve no interest whatever in
pushing the sale of intoxicants. It
was one of the cardinal points of
the trust scheme, too, that such
beers and spirits as were sold at
their houses should be of the best
quality. Finally, it was decided
that any profits from the trust's
houses should be used, either upon
improvements to the locality in
which the place stood, or in acquir
ing the licenses of other saloons, to
be transformed similarly.
The public-house trust sets no
limits to its operations. As soon
as the .license of a saloon anywhere
in the United Kingdom expires, the
officials of the reform organization
try to get hold of it, and nothing
would suit them better than to be
the proprietors of every drinking
place in the land. Perhaps they
will be some day, and in that case
the profit of $97,000,000 which is
produced by the retail liquor trade
in this country would be utilized
for the public benefit instead of en
riching private individuals.
It is questionable which is the
more surprising the extent to
which the managers of the trust
have succeeded in acquiring public
houses to be run on improved lines,
or the success of the various estab
lishments which have come under
their management. Strictly speak
ing, th : trust does not manage the
"reformed pubs" itself, but confines
its efforts to forming smaller trust
companies in different districts to
buy up the licenses of public houses
within their limits, as they fall due,
and run them ou the Gothenburg
The Public House Trust, of
which Earl Grey is the chairman,
began operations in 1901, and now
out of the forty counties in England,
five only are without one or more
trust companies in active manage
ment of model public houses. There
are six such organizations in Scot
land, tin L-e in Wales, and one has
just been started in Ireland. So
1 fur "trust" principles have been
applied to 1 14 saloons throughout
the whole United Kingdom, and
arrangements now have been made
for getting hold of over a hundred
more as soon as the existing licenses
Meanwhile the experiment has
attracted immense interest ou the
continent, as well as in the British
colonies, and any amount of in
quiries have been received from the
United States. The German Em -
peror asked some time ago that the
Wlllls LIlirn "nwniilld rnnnalii uttmtlil
j i num. uuuK xi iiai aicuna auumu
be nuijipHcd l ;gu
larly., Kccei lug-
bouse contributed $500 to the
trust's funds mid Bishop Potter of
New York sent $50, remarking,
that, in his opinion, the movement
was "the first to deal with the sub
ject of temperance refotm in a really
Of course, from the first, the suc
cess of this enterprise depended on I
whether saloons in which spirits
were not the main attraction could
be made to pay. Not only do the
trust houses pay, however, but they
seem to be a good deal more popu
lar, even with moderate drinkers,
as places where all kinds of "re
freshments" are on a par, than un
der the old conditions.
A recent report of the local "trust
company" for Ulster county states
that of the customers patronizing
the reformed "pub" in their dis
trict, 43 per cent ordered temper
ance drinks, and the report adds:
"Beyond all doubt the main object
of the promoters, viz, the reduction
of excessive and injurious drinking,
has more than justified the founda
tion of the company."
And this was written of an inn
in the north of England: "It was
formerly a public house of the low
est sort, frequented by disreputable
women and roughs: it is now a
clean and respectable house, doing
a fair refreshment and non-alcoholic
trade in addition to beer and
GROWING IN POPULARITY.
The report as to the Wharfdale
Hotel, at Arlington, near Leeds,
takes a like tone. "Among ex
cursionists and the better class of
villagers," it says, "the house is
getting more popular every day.
Workingmen drop in constantly for
a pint ot tea cr coltee instead ol
Meanwhile, an example of the
way in which the profits of "trust"
public houses are used for the bene
fit of the district in which they
stand is to be found in the case of
the Kelty Inn, Fifeshire. Bowling
is the favorite sport in this section
of the country, and out of the profits
of the reformed "pub," a green has
been laid out costing over $6,000.
The proceeds from other houses
throughout the country have been
used in fitting up reading rooms,
gymnasiums and libraries.
Of course the brewers and all
others interested in the retail liquor
trade are fighting tooth and nail to
prevent the backers of the Public
House Trust from fulfilling their
ambition to "build a ring-fence
around the beer shops of the
country." The latest move of the
dealers in spirits has been to take a
rather snarp advantage ot a recent 1
policy of the local justices who have
the power of granting new licenses. '
ui late tuese oinciais nave been 111
the habit of making the issue of a
new license in a new district condi
tional upon the surrender of three
or four in localities where there are
admittedly too many public houses,
and in this way the liquor people
I have been able, by giving up several
saloons formerly run at a compara
tive loss, to get away the license of
a new "pub" from the trust people,
who can make 110 such sacrifice.
However, Earl Grey believes that
the trust will be able to stop this
game by an appeal to the courts.
If his lordship is correct, it is
difficult to see what can prevent the
Public House Trust from gaining
control, sooner or latter, of most of
the saloons of the kingdom. Great
land-owners in almost every direc
tion are now inclined to hand over
to the trust the licenses of public
houses on their estates as soon as
they lapse. Incidentally, capital
for the trust is plentiful, for a profit
of 5 per cent, is paid to stockholders
before surplus profits are disbursed
locally, and in England, where the !
rate of interest on investments is!
lower than in the United States, 5 !
per cent, is looked upon as being a
good thing. This investment is
particularly popular with clergy-j
men, and hundreds of them, from
the archbishops down, are getting 1
dividends from saloon profits.
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HAND MADE SADDLES AND HARNESS
RICHARDS & SCHOEN,
Hilo Harness Shop, Hilo, H. I.
To call your attention to a new collection of
Hawaiian Songs just published by us entitled
"SONGS OF HAWAII"
This collection contains a number of old Songs
and Hulas never previously published. This
book is beautifully illustrated. Price $1.50
postpaid. Order direct of the
BERGSTROM MUSIC CO., Honolulu
Box 576, Honolulu, T. H.
J. C. Ohlandt,
N. OHLANDT & CO.
Of Eoery Description.
Sulphate of Potash,
Sulphate ol Ammonia,
Alaska Fish Scrap,
High Grade Tankage.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
(27 Market Street.
Certificate of Analysis accompanies
to be correct. ,
Agent for the Hawaiian Islands
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The Old Reliable Stand is
Razors honed, Scissors and all edged
tools perfectly ground. Satisfac
J. A. Buck
C. 11. Buck
and Dkaleus in
Muriate of l'otash,
Nitrate of Soda,
Indiana 4 Yolo Sts
our shipments, which we guarantee
1;W. A. TODD'S
I have opened u shop on Waiauuenue
street, next to Demosthenes' Cale, where
1 11111 ready to make
GOOD HARNESS and
English Saddles a Specialty
W- A. TODD.
Waiakea Boat House
R. A. LUCAS & CO., Prop'rs.
WAIAKEA BRIDGE, HILO
HAVE NOW A FLEET OF
and Small Boats
! FOR PUBLIC HIRE
I I'assengers and baggage taken to and
I from vessels in the harbor at reasonoble
, rates. Launches and rowbouts to hire
for private picnics and moonlight rides.
RING UP ON TELEPHONE
Wolverine Gasoline Engine
Self-starter and reversible engine. In
practicability it is equal to the steam en
gine. Sizes from Hi h. r. unwarda.
1 Boats fitted with this engine or frames ot
I any size to order. For partlculors apply
to k. A. lyUCAS, Manager.