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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIMHii, HltO, HAWAII, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1904.
Of Gothenburg, Sweden
Aets (Home Office) , - - $7i3,o63.36
Assets In U. S. (for Additional Security of American Policy Holders) 656,678.43
Pacific Coast Department: EDWARD BROWN & SONS, General Agents
41 1-413 Cnllfoniln St., San I'rnnclsco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., nosiaont Agents, HILO
'For Sale by
THEO. H. DAVIES & CO. Limited
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Cjggggf SJ RAINIER BOTTLING WORKS I
faBljl v? ACENTf, HONOLULU I
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT
Is that which has been manufactured for the past fifteen
years exclusively by the
California Fertilizer Works
SAN FRANCISCO, OAL.
When purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand
the name of the California Fertilizer Works is on every
sack, otherwise you will not be getting the genuine article.
A large stock of our Diamond A and our
XX HIGH-GRADE FERTILIZER
' Is' kept constantly on hand and for sale at San Francisco
prices, plus only freight and actual expenses,
By Our Hilo Agents,
L. TURNER CO
IM IMtUVKMKNT ASSOCIATIONS.
Clearing llonnos for Mens In Tilth
wny of I'roRrpM.
The inauguration or the Hilo
Hoard of Trade and the Wailuku
Improvement Association furnishes
one of the most reassuring signs of
the times itt this Territory. It
means that citizens, regardless of
politics or faction, are getting to
gether, that they are working for
the advancement of their district,
the improvement of their surround
iugs and that means eventually a
general strengthening of public
spirit throughout the Territory.
It is a short step from "What is
best for Wailuku or Hilo" to
"What can we do for the upbuilding
of the Territory?"
The time was in the not distant
past of these islands when political
feeling ran so high that such organ
izations were next to impossible.
If one set of men urged such a
movement they were immediately
charged by others not altogether
without cause with selfish pur
poses and motives of creatine a
medium to carry out a few private
schemes. There was at least a
lack of wide open call for everybody
to join in working for the town or
It is an old story that in union
there is strength, but every Im
provement Association or Board of
Trade that has held to its original
purpose and keeps itself free from
use to grind personal or factional
axes has become a splendid exam
ple of the fact. Properly conduct
ed these assemblies of citizens be
come a clearing house for ideas on
how to keep a town or city in the
pathway of progress, increase the
comforts of it residents, build up
new enterprises and attrect others
who will add to the fund of civic
progress. Men are brought together
in the right spirit. They become
better acquainted with each orther.
They discover that there are broad
mutual interests that overshadow
petty personal affairs which are too
often uppermost in small communi
ties. As citizens grow away frcm
petty affairs their town approaches
the standard that warrants it being
classed as large and there is no
power on earth that can make it
expand unless the people wake up
to the fact that they must work to
gether to succeed.
The Wailuku Association has
met with such a hearty response
during the few weeks of its exis
tence that it is now proposed to
have the scope of work extended to
the whoie island of Maui. This
is a worthy ambition. The only
objection that can be raised is the
danger of the qrgauizatiou over
reaching itself nnd thereby blight a
promising youth. The Territory
will be materially strengthened
when every hamlet of the islands
has an active Improvement Asso
ciation. The organization formed
in the larger centers will undoubt
edly serve a better purpose by
promoting independent associations
in each district and eventually
building jtp a confederation of
San Jose, April 24. The body
of the robber who held up the Del
Monte gambling rooms at 1 o'clock
this morning has been identified as
that of Bert Thorndyke, part owner
of a local printing establishment
and son-in-law of Capitalist G. M.
Bruce, who lived in a handsome
home on Stockton avenue. The
remains were positively identified
this morning by several citizens,
and the announcement that Thorn
dyke was the desperado created a
profound sensation throughout the
Thorndyke was married eight
years ago during a yachting expedi
tion on the bay near Santa Cruz.
Prior to his marriage he was one of
the most popular men in local so
ciety circles, and even up to a few
months ago he moved in the most
Port Arthur, Manchuria, May 5.
Japanese transports arrived at
Pitzwo supported by a Japanese
squadron. An attack Jias been
made and it is anticipated a laud
ing of troops will be attempted.
Uonrioiiftpil I'rom nu Account bjrMrF.
Nettle II. I.ymnii.
One of the brightest spots in Hilo
is over in the Wniakca district, the
most destitute and needy part of the
city. A little over a year ngb a
few of the business men realized
the necessity of doing something
positive to stem the tide of evil in
that locality and with wise fore
sight determined to meet the situa
tion by organizing a Christian
Settlement. Putting their hands in
their pockets and calling upon no
one outside of Hilo except the
Hawaiian Board they erected a
suitable building ami called as head
worker, Miss Iola A. Wight.
Here various departments were
soon opened ond filled to overflow
ing. Religious needs are met in a
Sunday School with average attend
ance of 68 and Sunday evening
service under the supervision of
Rev. S. I,. Desha. The reading
room serves as a counter attract on
to the .saloon. A very varied in
dustrial deqartment trains girls aild
women to sew and weave, turning
the proceeds of sales back to the
individual workers as incentive to
greater faithfulness and to the cul
tivation of thrift. A propaganda
of money saving has also been in
augurated. Mothers' meetings
have already succeeded in brighten
ing the outlook of many homes.
Music afid Delsarte number their
devotees by scores. A military
company captained by Mr. H. T.
Lake has enlisted the enthusiasm
of the boys while house to house
visitation brings the settlement in
to helpful touch with a very large
number of families.
A notable public service was'
rendered by the dispjnsary branch
in the unearthing of- two cases of
plague whereby Hilo was saved a
possible outbreak of this dread di
sease. In fact this line of service
is proving of the very greatest bene
fit in the cure of numerous insidious
and revolting complaints oftsn hid
den from physicians by ignorant
The possibilities of the settlement
are very wide. Seventy-five child
ren of kindergarten age await the
opening of a department for their
training. If funds could be secured
to engage a teacher this needed en
terprise could be inaugurated at
once. A home should be erected
without delay on the ample grounds,
thus enabling the workers to live
among those whom they touch.
The lack of money alone delays ex
pansion in these directions.
During the fall of 1903, a Jap
anese Christian school was opened
in a house erected jointly by Jap
anese and American friends on the
premises of the settlement. This
is already overflowing with child
ren whose parents are being gradu
ally attracted to Christian teaching.
Tokio, Japan, May 5. Search
of the battlefield at the Yalu river
has revealed 300 additional wound
ed men of the Russian force.
Iondon, England, May 5. The
Japanese loan for $50,000 000. will
be issued next week. Half the
loan has been taken up in the Unit
St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2.
The Russian officials refuse to
admit that a reverse has been
suffered at the Yalu river. They
declare that the Japanese advance,
How to Avoid Tkoublr. Now
is the time to provide yourself and
family with a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. It is almost certain to be
needed before the summer is over,
and if procured now may save you
a trip to town in the night or in
your busiest season. It is every
where admitted to be the most suc
cessful medicine in use for bowel
complaints, both for children and
adults. No family can afford to be
without it. For sale by the Hilo
ROBERT INNES LILLIE
Exporter of Island Produce.
Hooks Kept 11 ml Audited.
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Rlr P-lv Agents, Hilo.
J. C. Ohlandt,
N. OHLANDT & CO.
Of Eoery Description.
Sulphate of Potash,
Sulphate of Ammonia,
Alaska Pish Scrap,
High Grade Tankage.
127 Market Street. uAN rKANIjluull, bAL lndlMa"aYo!o
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.
GEO. MUMBY, Mgr. Front St., in rear of Hilo Mercantile Co's Building
Planing. Mouloing, Scroll Work and all kinds of Turned Work, Window Frames, etc
WATER TANKS A .SPECIALTY. Household nnd all kinds of Furniture,
Store Fittings, Counters, etc., made to order. Cross-cut Saws re-toothed and
made as good as new, at easy rntes.
Mnnutacturcr ot School Seats, Chinch Pews, and Redwood Gutteis, all sizes
HAND MADE SADDLES AND HARNESS
RICHARDS & SCHOEN,
Hilo Harness Shop, Hilo, H. I.
C CO a
2 o I
to "2 -
CCS o w
J. A. Buck
C. II. Duck
and Dkalkks in
Muriate of Potash,
Nitrate of Soda,
Waiakea Boat House
R.A. LUCAS & CO., Prop'rs.
WAIAKEA BRIDGE, HII.O
HAVK NOW A FI.F.F.T OF
and Small Boats
FOR PUBLIC HIRK
lassenjjcrs nnd baggage taken to and
from vessels in the harbor at reasonable
rates. Launches and rowboats to hire
lor private picnics nnd 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 lyi h. p. upwards.
Boats fitted with this engine or frames 01
any size to order. For particulars apply
to R, A, LUCAS, Mauageri