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'NIK WKUKIA' HI 1.0 TlUHUNK, IIII.0, HAWAII, TUIiSDAY, SKPTUMBUR tj, 1904.
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IMJATII TO IIKI'.TI.KS.
jltmtlii'r .MtillhliiH Tolls lion lie Hum
KIIIimI .1 it n 11 i'f I'chI,
nfr llinl lilt beetles require. Keep tin-
Ihix clenti Hud in it dry, shady place. (
Anions tile beetles placed In the box
there will he foiiiul some nlremly infected
with the dienii'i for the fundus which is '
W (lothenluirg, Sweden
Assets (Home Office) ' iW.3'i
As-.eti.in U. S. (for Additional Security of Amoricnu Policy Iloldets) 656,678.43 ,
l'aflific CiviHt lieprutincnt: HOWARD 1IKOWN & SONS, Central Agents
411-413 California St., San I'raiicisco.
H. HACKTELD & CO., Ltd., Resident Agents, HILO
There are lots of good brands of flour,
but there is nothing quite so good as the-
I-'OK SAM? 1JY
THEO. H. DAVIES&CO.
I lie Japanese beetle, which in 1 fntnl to them 1ms bren widely unread dur
times past caused such Imvoc W'itli ink ""-' lnl years nud In far front beine
roses, valuable plants nntl other t extinct.
vegetation in Hawaii, is rapidly be- 1W1,',i" '" 'Iny i""-'' letle.s
, , , , , will die. A white substance gradually
nig cxtcrnniintcil, largely through nppenn, t lke JoI f(f lt. flemI ,,..
tile elTorts ol a Hito scientist. This white substance is the fungus. The
Hrothcr Mnttliins of (lie St. Mary's fundus finally turns green and continues
School, Ililo, for the past ten years jlKw until the dead hcrtle is almost
I,..., 1...... ,.:,.i.. ,t :., ii... 'enveloped in it. The live beetles now
Has been actively engaged in the, ' ...... , ., , ,
, , ,. . 7 ,. .. will take the infection from the dead
study of plant life in the Hawaiian , ,,ei!lllH nll , lwn r weck nenrly
Islands and a means' for its preser-n will have died and developed the
vntuiti, Nearlj' every species of I fungus. Now mix the soil nnd the dead
vegetable life in Hawaii has a blielit I 'wcUm- l'"sh 'cHm 1'lnced in the box
or insect which preys upon it, and
the aim of island entomologists has
Sets up a wail and a cry when the family
provider neglects to have on hand a supply of
Anybody who gives it a fair trial, from
Baby up to Grandpa, ' prefers il as a
beverage. Ask your dealer.
RAINIER BOTTLING WORKS
SPECIAL ATTENTION IG CALLED TO THE FACT THAT
Is that which
has been manufactured for
years exclusively by the
the past fifteen
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.
been to secure some parasite which
in turn would react upn the prey
Owing to his fondness for flowers,
Brothel Matthias has given especial
attention to the pest known as the
Japanese beetle, which preys upon
the island roses. Hut for this pest
Hawaii would blossom with every
variety of lich and rare flower, and
until lately all elTorts by housewives
and others to cultivate roses in the
islands have failed because of the
Japanese beetle. About seven years
ago a dead caterpillar with a pecu
liar fungus growth enveloping it
was brought to Brother Matthias for
his examination. It had been
found in Olaa by Prof. Koebcrle,
and its appearance was the source
of considerable speculation as to the
cause of its death. With the aid of
the microscope, Brother Matthias
soon discovered in the fungus
growth attaching to the caterpillar
myriads of spores, or eggs, which
were capable of reproducing a simi
lar fungus substance.
He made a series of experiments,
among others upon the Japanese
beetle, and his hopes were soon rea
lized. I?or wherever the infintesi
mal spores of the fungus came in
contact with the beetle, or with the
foliage upon which it fed, the beetle
became infected, and he found that
he soon had all the cultures he re
quired iu the shape of dead beetles.
With these as a start he instituted
a vigorous campaign against the
pest, and the scarcity of the insect
attests to the wonderful work he
l?or three years he daily inocu
lated and let go thousands of Japa
nese beetles, which iu turn spiead
the disease, and beetles subsequently
captured iu various parts of the isl
and have shown evidences of the
fungus growth. He was gteatly
aided by John A. Scott, whose gar
dener kept -Brother Matthias sup
plied with quait pails full of fresh
insects, which after inoculating he
scattered broadcast or sent to other
localities. Brother Matthias esti
mates that over 200,000 Japanese
beetles have thus been gathered and
inoculated by himself and the pupils
of St. Mary's School with the dis
ease, which has rapidly spread to
other beetles, until now hardly a
beetle can be found without having
signs of infection.
He recommends, however, that
the, work be carried on until the
Japanese beetle exists no longer in
the Hawaiian Islands. It is an in
sect dangerous to many other plants
besides flowers and roses, nnd is
especially injurious to the cocao, or
"koko" plant, experiments in the
growing of which are now being
made. Below is given the method
adopted by Brother Matthias for
securing his cultures and the inocu
lation of the beetles, which he
claims njiyoue can do:
Take a box about a foot square and six
inches deep and fdl iu about two-thirds
with damp soil. Keep Ibis soil moist, not
muddy, by occasionally sprinkling with
water. Dry soil will not work. Place
about two hundred beetles iu the box and
more if the box be considerably larger.
He careful to put only live beetles into
the box, as dead beetles if sufficiently
1 for two or three tlavs will become diseased
nud should then be liberated so ns to carry
the infection n broad. Liberate the beetles
in the evening simply by raising the lid.
It is advisable, however, to retain some
liccllcsench time that others nre liberated,
so that the fungus supply may not be
come exhausted. Dead beetles having
developed the fungus may also he scat
tered about plants that have been at
tacked, or they may be mixed with the
soil around those plants.
Hectics placed in the box for the pur
pose of inoculation will have to he fed, ns
otherwise they will statve nnd cause cor
ruption, beetles that die of the infection
do not cause corruption. They nrc as it
were embalmed by the fungus.
to ruY uoi.r.
Tom Mussnii Tolls hi Ladles Homo
.Ion mill How 1o Tench n (Jlrl (loir.
Select an abandoned links, and
one that is as secluded as possible
from the public eye. A links that
is iu use is not at all the thing for
your purpose; other players will
interfere with your play, and when
you are teaching a girl how to play
golf there are so many fine points
to the game that any interruption is
Your choice of a girl must be
carefully considered. It is a great
mistake to suppose that any girl
will do. Get one, if possible, about
five feet five, with real golden hair,
an alabaster complexion, rosebud
lips and eyes with limpid depths
the limpider the better. She should
also have about a million dollars iu
her own name, and be willing to
It is well to start out with two
caddies iu the interests of good
form. When on the first "tee"
give the caddies one dollar apiece
and tell them you are going to play
slowly and will not need them.
Now step upon the teeing ground
and make a tec. The amount of
sand you need will depend entirely
uponthe kind of girl you have.
Place the ball on the tee, instruct
her to address it iu all the endear
ing terms she knows just for the
sake of practice and then try and
send it as far away from a certain
shady clump of trees as she can.
After a few trials she will drive
the ball just where you told her not
The ball is now lost. Leaving
your clubs lehiud you for hence
forth they would only impede your
progress you start out toward the
trees to find it, in company with
the girl. This is important. No
matter how many balls are lost dur
ing the game never lose ,sight of
Select a spot that is as free from
sunlight and the vulgar curiosity of
a commonplace world as possible,
put your arm around the girl's
waist, and her head upon your
Kxplain to her that this is mak
ing an npproaph.
Then leave the rest to the girl.
Liaoyaug, Sept. 7. It is report
ed that the Russians have been
partly intercepted between IJaoyang
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N. OHLANDT & CO.
Manupactukkks and Dkai.krs in
Of Eoery Description.
Siilpliuto of Potash,
Suljiliiilo ol Ammonia,
Alaska Fish Scrap,
ithuiiitc ol" I'olnsh,!
Nitrate of Soda,
U7 Market Street.
High (initio Tankage.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
Indiana X Yolo Sis
Certificate of Analysis accompanies onr shipments, which we guarantee
to be correct.
Agent for the Hawaiian Islands
OKMiUS HUB!) AT SHOUT NOTICE.
Canadian-Australian Royal Mail SS. Go.
Steamers of the above Hue running iu connection with the Canadian Pacific Hail
way Company, II. C, and Sydney, N. S. V and calling at Vietona, II. C Honolulu,
Suva ami llnslune, (J.; are tlUO at Honolulu on or about the dates below
From Vancouver and Victoria B. C. From Sydney, Brisbane (Q).
I'or Urisb.me, Q and Sydney: I'or Victoria and Vancouver, II. C:
AOKAXOI JULY 30. MIOWKUA 1UI.V 27
.MIOWHKA t UOUST 27 MANUKA AUOUST 2.J
MANUKA SlUTKMIIKU 24 AOUANGI ..I SIU'TKMitl-l 21
The magnificent new service, the "Imperial Limited," is now running daily
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without change. The finest r.illwav service in the world.
Through tickets .ssued from Honolulu lo Canada, United Stales and Europe
For freight nnd passage, nnd all general information, apply to
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd., Gen'l Agts.
A large stock of our Diamond A and our
XX HIGH-GRADE FERTILIZER
kept constant!' on baud and for sale at San Francisco
prices, plus only freight and actual expenses,
By Our Hilo Agents,
Coui.D Scauchi.v Walk. Mr.
G. S. I'urtoii, a resident of Kyne
ton, Victoria, Australia, says:
"Some time ago I was attacked
..r'niiH win runs.. rVr.ii.tim. .....1 mil. ! with severe pains and stilTuess in
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your work. Oive fresh food to the beetles my legs, which affected me so that
daily and take away whatever remains , I could scarcely walk, when I was
iroin u.e nay previous. ne nest uu.e to . rcCoiumeiule(l to try a hottle of
place the food in the box is during the ,,. . ..,, ,
day, because then the beetles are mostly Cha.nherlai.l's Pain Halm by our
hidden in the ground. If the box be local chemist, Mr. Stredwick. I
opened iu the evening they will try to j have used it once a day since, and
escape. Valuable plants need not be ; liaVe experienced wonderful relief.
taxed for their food, for anyone may have r am imlml grateful for the good it
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hns done me nud shall he happy to
made new for a few cents and
a little labor. With
Buggy Paint ,
you can paint and varnish at
the same operation; You will
be surprised how cay it is
to renew vehicles.
Let ns show you color cards.
HILO MERCANTILE CO. Mill
SOLE AGENTS FOR
P. O. Boz 04
Telephones 4 A, 4 B
noticed thai even certain weeds are eaten
by them. The so-called houohouo grass
is found iu many places and beetles will
eat it readily. Keep the lid of the box
well down. No special jiiecauliuu need
be taken about air holes, lor the space lie.
tweeu the hoil and the lid admits all the
recommend Chamberlain's Pain
Hulm to anvone suffering from a
similar complaint." I'or salt by
Ililo I)i tig Co.
THE HILO TRIBU
JOB PRINTING DEPARTM