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THE WEEKLY HILO .TRIBUNE. HIM), HAWAII, FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1904.
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Assets In U.S. (for Additional Security of American Policy Holders) 656,678.43
Pacific Coast Department : F.DWAIU) 11ROWN & SONS, General Agents
411-413 California St., San l'rniicisco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Rosidont Agonts, HILO
This dry weather and boil your drinking water.
Then filter with our . . .
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Six, Seven, Eight and Eleven Quarts each at
prices ranging from . . .
$4.00 to $7.50
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SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT
Is that which
has been manufactured for
years exclusively by the
California Fertilizer Works
SAN FRANCISCO, OAL.
Whcu purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand
the name of the California Fertilizer Works is ou every
sack, otherwise you will not be getting the genuine article.
A large stock of our Diamond A and our
XX HICH-CRADE FERTILIZER
Is kept constantly on hand and for sale at San Francisco
prices, plus only freight and actual expenses,
By Our Hilo Agonts,
L. TURNER CO
the past fifteen
I'OHT AKTIIUIt IIOMUAIIMKNT.
Story Told by Members of Nonreirlun
Shanghai, March 16. The Nor
wegian steamships Brand, Argo
and Seirstad left Port Arthur on
Sunday and arrived here today.
Before they sailed the captains were
taken hefore tlu Port Admiral and
compelled to swear tiot to reveal
what had occurred. It is learned
from members of the crews, how
ever, that the vessels have been
chartered by the Russian Admiralty
to transport coal.
During the last bombardment
the Argo lay alongside of the Ret
vizan in the harbor. A Japanese
shell exploded ou the deck of the
Ret vizan, killing nineteen of its
men. The crews ol merchantmen
in the harbor deserted and fled to
the promontory. The greatest
damage was in the new town where.
the shells created havoc. Practi
cally all of the business buildings
on Main street were demolished;
scarcely a residence was untouched.
The Japanese fire was marvel
ouslv accurate. The inhabitants
were panic stricken, many being
sheltered in rude bomb proofs.
One shell exploded in a throng of
spectators on a hill watching the
enemy, and killed twenty-five.
Three government clerks were
killed while fleeing from the port
admiral's office. The highest fort
on the banks of the harbor was the
worst damaged. There was one
tremendous explosion, attributed to
the blowing up of the magazine in
the arsenal. The sailors were un
certain as to the location, because
the officials forbade answers to any
A two funncled cruiser anchored
near the Retvizan probably the
Diana was struck at the water line
an I set afire. Eighty aboard per
ished. The Russians sank five old
steamships in the entrance to the
channel in line with the lighthouse,
reducing the navigable way to the
channel to less than 300 feet. The
channel is marked by buoys.
During the engagement this des
perate work was executed under
the Japanese fire. The steamers
lie in the form of a V. The day
after the bombardment five war
ships steamed out of the harbor to
scout for the Japanese fleet, it hav
ing been rumored that twenty five
Japanese ships were steaming to
Port Arthur to deliver a last attack.
The panic was allayed when the
scouts returned and reported the
The food supply is abundant and
there are no signs 'of evacuation.
Fifteen hundred Cossacks have
been arriving daily since the bom
bardment. Admiral Alexieff and
Admiral Makaroff have issued en
couraging proclamations. There
has bees a marked improvement in
the discipline in Port Arthur since
Admiral MakarofT's arrival. Re
pairs of the damaged warships are
being carried on with speed. The
Retvizan and Czarevitch are re
ported to be hopeless wrecks.
The Norwegians insist that be
fore they sailed the Russians steam
ed out to make a dash for Vladi
vostok, leaving in the harbor only
the Retvizan, the Czarevitch and
the Sevastapol. The latter is in
the dock damaged by two shells.
It is probable the vessels left merely
to scout and have now returned.
During the bombardment the Rus
sian fleet did not return the Japa
nese fire, except the Novie and
Bayan, which steamed out with
bands playing in an attempt to res
cue the torpedo boats. The crews
cheered as the forlorn hope steamed
out. They returned an hour later
When the Norwegians left the
only vessels in the harbor were two
transports, four small merchant
men, one whaler and the hospital
ship Mongolia. The Japanese
shells hit the Mongolia, killing six.
The Japanese carefully aimed to
damage the docks. The Chinamen
were thrown into a panic, but were
not allowed to leave. Deserters
were captured and shackled in re
pair gangs and compelled to work
ut the bayonet's point. The Nor
wegian steamships were searched
for stowaways before they sailed.
Nevertheless five escaped.
Non Vrwtols lo Replace Mnnix.
Honolulu, March 30. -ThcToyo
Kiseu Kaisha company will in a
few weeks be operating vessels nu
tlM Yokohama-IIonolulu-San Fran
cisco run to replace the three ves
sels taken off for use in the Japa
nese navy. V. II. Avery, general
agent at San Francisco of the Jap
anese line, who had been east, re
turned to San Francisco on March
17 and immediately sent C. Lacy
Goodrich, purser of the Nippon
Marti to Seattle to take an Empress
line steamship for Japan. This
move was believed to indicate that
Mr. Avery had secured one or two
steamships in the Far East and had
arranged with Goodrich to bring
the vessel to the coast. In San
Francisco it is believed that the
company would have a new steamer
on the run in the next twenty-five
It was reported recently from the
East that the company was nego
tiating with the While Star line for
the purchase of several vessels to
take the places of the America
Maru, Nippon Martt and the Hong
kong Maru on the runs between
the coast and the Orient. It was
admitted by Avery that the com
pany expects to soon have another
fleet of steamships operating be
tween San Francisco and the
Orient, but he denied that the ves
sels would come from the White
Star Hue, although intimating that
the company had obtained options
on a number of good boats ou the
Atlantic and one or two in Oriental
Hackfeld & Co., the Japanese
line agents, did not receive any in
formation respecting the new steam
ships in yesterday's mail.
Miles for President.
Old City, Pa., March 14. David
N. McCalmont of Franklin, chair
man of the Venango County Pro
hibition Committee, is in receipt of
a letter from General Nelson A.
Miles in which the general announ
ces himself indirectly as a candidate
for the nomination for President.
Seme time ago McCalmont wrote
to General Miles announcing that
he would be a delegate to the Pro
hibition National Convention and
asked if he could have the pleasure
of supporting Miles for the nomina
tion. The letter received in reply
"It remains with my friends to
say what services I shall render
further to my country."
(liven Cap ninl Itilition.
Honolulu, March 30. The Ja
panese of the first and second re
serves who departed for Japan yes
terday on the Siberia were each pre
sented by Consul Miki Saito with a
cap bearing their military designa
tion and a ribbon to be worn across
the breast when they arrive in Ja
pan. Their departure was quite an
event in Japanese circles yesterday
afternoon. A small procession,
headed by a man bearing aloft a
banner inscribed with large Jap
anese characters, went to the Naval
Dock, where the reserves were bid
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the ordinary uses of a liniment, has
qualities which distinguish it from
other remedies of this class. Pain
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can be cited in which this remedy
has effected a cure when the sufferer
had previously tried the best medi
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Pain Balm is positively guaranteed
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cases of chronic or acute rheuma
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and scalds in less time than any
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b so doing generally prevents an
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has no equal. It has the quality of
"getting to the right spot' No
sufferer from these distressing affec
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remedy. One application gives re
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INSIST ON HAVING
And if you value your health don't drink
beer Unit is bottled in junk bottle (to sive com), Junk
hollies are gathered from every conceivable source anil aie
in acknowledged source of infection,
PAB5T AND A. B.C. BEERS
Sold by us, are guaranteed absolute!' free
from any antiseptic preservative, nre bottled in new bottles
ilirect from the factory, nuil are filled by Union Labor
only. It is not true tbnt pure beer, properly bottled,
requires any preservative in this climate, the temperature of
the IvistiTii States being much higher during the summer
mouths than in Hawaii. Do not be misted by iutluuutiug
' mlvcrtiscments that will not bear investigation.
W.C. Peacock & Co.
PABST BftEWINC CO. OF MILWAUKEE
AMERICAN BREWING CO. OF ST. LOUIS
J. C. OhLndt,
N. OHLANDT & CO.
Of Euery Description.
Mono Meal, Hoof Meal,
Sulphate of Potash, Muriate of Potash,
Sulphate of Ammonia, Nitrate of Soda,
Alaska Fish Scrap, Double Superphosphate
High Grade Tankage.
Office: GAU rDfUIPIOnn OKI Factory:
127 Market Street.
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Certificate of Analysis accompanies our shipments, which we guarantee
to be correct.
R. OD. GUARD,
Agent for the Hawaiian Islands
.ORDERS FILLED AT SHORT NOTICE
Enterprise Planing Mill Company. .
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Planing, Mouloiug, Scroll Work and all kinds of Turned Work, Window Frames, etc
WATHR TANKS A SPECIALTY. Household uud all kinds of Furniture, .
Store Fittings, Counters, etc., made to order. Cross-cut Saws re-toothed aud
made as good ns new, at easy rates.
Manufacturer of School Seats, Chutch Pews, aud Redwood Gutteia, all sizes
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Hilo Harness Shop, Hilo, H. I.
Waiakea Boat House
R.A. LUCAS & CO., Prop'rs.
WAIAKEA BRIDGE, HII.O
1 IIAVU NOW A FI.KF.T OF
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I and mall Boats
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1 rasse liters and baggage taken to and
4 from vessels in the harbor at reasonable
I rates. Launches aud rowboats to hire
lor private picnics aud moonlight rides.
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