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TUB WttEKLY HII,0 TRMUKK, HILO, HAWAII, TUESDAY, JANUARY
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A IMIHI.MIJ.STAI, IIY.MN.
Comfortable Rooms ... Hot aud Cold Baths ... A Well
Stocked Buffet ... Mixed Drinks and Fine Wines ...A
Cold Storage Plant on premises with all the Delicacies
of the Season ... Open Till Midnight
WAIANUENUE STREET, HILO
CUISINE .UNEXCELLED FIRST-CLASS SERVICE
Of Oothcnburc, Sweden
Assets (Home Office) .... $7t3".63'36
Assets In U. S. (for Additional Security of American Policy Holders) 656,678.43
Pacific Coast Department: EDWARD BROWN & SONS, General Ageuts
411-413 California St., San Francisco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd.,
Shy At - I
Beer as a beverage because some people misuse it.
There is more genume merit as a tonic, as a blood maker in
a good beer than you may have supposed. One trial of
good beer will convince you, especially if it's
Doctors prescribe it because it is made right out of the
very best materials. You'll like it.
RAINIER BOTTLING WORKS
I WHILE IT LASTS (
1 Wills' English Smoking Tobaccos
2 " " '" " ' ' '" '--'' -
I "Pure Latakia," - - 50c a Tin j
j "Best Birdseye," - 40c a Tin
"Travellers' Mixture," '35c a Tin
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I tMO.U.OElAlf CIGAR STORE
I'lllpliio Cliihh-m lln Honor to Vol
unteurx mi ClirMtiiits Hit).
An officer of the nriny of ninny
yours' nclive iicrvic tclla thu follow
ing story in the WMShingtou, I).
"Most of the rugimciiti in the
regular army, as yon probably
know, have a regimental hymn,
and in derision thereof most of the
regiments in the volunteer service
adopted songs which they called
their "hymns." "Mr. Uooley,"
"There'll lie a Hot Time," and
such other gems served the sacri
legious volunteer ior inspiring
limbic, and they wcie accustomed
to sing these hymns on the most
inauspicious occasions. Our regi
ment had such a hymn, and it was
certainly the limit. Its music was
easy to learn and the words were
simple. It was therefore not un
natural that the Filipino children
should pick it up. They did tiot
understand the words of the hymn
a uttlc bit. iney learned the
hymn in no time and sang it with
a will whenever they thought the
occasion demanded some such de
monstration. They had an idea it
was the national air of the United
States, I believe.
"It so happened that the priest
that had been sent down to look
after the spiritual welfare of our
churches did not know a word of
English. He was a fine man, well
educat.-d and with a very good idea
of his own dignity and importance.
He taught the children something
of the Christmas spirit, and as we
were going to be so kind to them,
he suggested that they do some
little honor in return. In looking
about for something that would
please us, some bright genius
thought of the regimental hymn.
This idea pleased the priest, who
did not understand the hymn iu
any way at all, and who laboriously
taught the children the English
words as he had heard them.
"The arrangements for - the
Christmas festival were made so
that the children could attend
divine service first and then march
in a body, with the priest at their
head, to the colonel's quarters,
where the Christmas tree was
placed. On the tree was, a present
for each one of the children, and
they had behaved themselves re
markably like American children
iu order to deserve those presents.
All the officers and men gathered
in the court yard of the colonel's
house when the time came for the
procession of children to arrive.
"Those children came trooping
iu through the great hallway with
the priest iu front of them. The
padre was garbed in the robes of
his office. He was walking slowly
with his hands' clasped iu front of
him and his head slightly bowed,
just as he would walk in the pro
cessional at church. The children
were as serious iu demeanor as
their reverend leader. They, tco,
walked with hands clasped and
heads bowed, and they were all
singing the regimental hymn, sing
ing loudly, with the mo-t distinct
enunciation. They came slowly,
the various parts arranged iu perfect
harmony, and the walls of that old
house rang as they never rang be
fore with the ribald words of that
The Kuril's all litre.
What the h 1 do we care?
What the h 1 do we care?
over and over again. It was too
much for the younger officers. They
looked at that dignified body of
children, with the stately figure of
the priest iu front of them, and
doubled up with suppressed laught
er. I was standing with the com
manding officer and had to keep a
straight face, and never, in my
whob life, have I gone through
the ngony of those moments. The
colonel never craekeM a smile. Hut
his face twitched like a man suffer
ing wiah St. Vitus' dance, and I
know mine did the .same. Every
Christmas I think of that incident,
and every time I do I marvel at the
education of the Filipino child."
! To Ihiroimurn Silk IIiiMiik.
The Department of Agricuture it
I giving a way silk woi ins to all np'
i pllcnnts who hnvc mulberry trees
upon whii It lliey ntny feed. And
it is ttirnishing innlbetry wt-riliugH
to tliixe who desirr to misc silk and
enn show proof of their ability to
do so. The distribution is managed
very much like the distribution of
fish by the fish commission, and
any club, association or individual
can obtain a supply of young fish
by furnishing evidence that they
have the proper kind of water and
other facilities for breeding them,
because it is the policy of the gov
ernment to encournge everybody to
raise food fish. For similar rea
sons it is nlso the policy of the gov
ernment to encourage the silk in
dustry It has been tried several
times in the last century and has
always failed. Two hundred and
fifty years ago, and again a few
years before the revolution, mul
berry trees wcie planted and silk
worms were brought into Mary
land, Virginia and other southern
states, and the patriotic people of
the colonies were urged to raise the
material for their own ball dresses
as well as their cotton and woolen
gowns. You can still see the mul
berry trees down at Williamsburg
and among the ' estates of the
barons of the Rappahannock and
the colonial nobility whose man
sions lay along the banks of the Po
tomac and the James rivers.
Other attempts have been made
more recently with and without the
assistance of the government, but
they have not succeeded because
the American people have lacked
the patience and have been able to
derive greater profits from other
lines oflabor. The climate is all
right, the mulberry tree, which
furnishes the best food for the silk
worm, will grow anywhere iu this
country, but the women and girls
of American families have not been
willing to apply themselve as their
sisters in France, Italy, Japan and
other parts of Europe, Asia and
Africa have done.
Secretary Wilson thinks the ex
periment is worth trying again. He
has imported large quantities of
young mulberries and eggs of the
silk worm from France and Italy,
and will furnish both to everybody
in the farming population who is
willing to try silk raising in earnest
Instructions will be furnished for
the care of the trees and the worms
and the Agricultural Department
will buy all the silk produced at an
average rate of $5 a pound. The
experiment has been going on for
two seasons. Hundreds of thous
ands of eggs have been imported
and have been distributed chiefly in
the south Atlantic and gulf states,
and iu Kansas, Nebraska and Cali
fornia. The first season (1903)
produced about 500 pounds of silk.
The report of the yield for 1904
has not come yet, but should be
very much larger.
. VYVYVYV Y W9VTVV.t
War and Crime.
It is stated by an authority that
while Great Britain in the Boer
war lost 22,000 lives, the United
States had lost, in the same three
years, 32,000 lives through murder
The publication of these statistics
seems to have opened the eyes of
patriotic citizens to the fact that
there is still room for "Christian
izing work" in the United States, 1
and they propose to employ it with
out delay. The heathen nations
may be neglected for a time in con
sequence, but the saving of sinners,
like charity, rightly begins at home.
We have opened a choice lot, such as :
Carved Swiss 'Woodwork
Italian Statuettes, Busts, Vases, etc.
German Music Boxes
" Steins "
Japanese Fancy Goods
Satstuna Ware, Vases, Cloisonne Ware
A new shipment of the favorites of Hilo
smokers just to hand :
"-La Plontn "
" El Belmont " Needles. Perfectos, etc.
" Cremo "
Call on us and inspect them.
H. Hackf eld & Co.
Waiauueuue Street, Hilo.
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.
When purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand
the name of the California Fertilizer Works is on every
sack, otherwise you wiir 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 Agonts,
L. TURNER CO.
Hilo Electric Light Co., Ltd.
Houses Wired and
I In accordance with the rules of the Na
tional Hoard of l'irc Underwriters.
A complete stock of
Twenty-one department store
firms iu New York have formed an
alliance to wage war on women
shon-liftcrs. ivhn. it is pmimritpci.
r . , .. ... ,. ,, , -
stole ?5oo,ooo worth of goods dur- ( "owing mucmnu motor tcj
illir the Vear. ! I'ower for opcrnlinir them f 1 n mouth
Fixtures, Shades, Table, lied aud Desk
Lamps, etc., always on hand.
Fan Motors . . . 815
Fan Motors, swivel frame 18
these irail sisters of ours, too,
need reclaiming, and apart from
any moral considerations, the effort
is obviously worth while.
Installation charged extra.
ICstimates furnished on nil classes oi
Electrical Work and Contracts tnken to
install apparatus complete.
In ril'tmii I
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
cured our little four year old boy
of croup in filteen minutes. My
wife and I have used this remedy
iu our family for the past five years,
having tried many other kinds pre-
Britain has gained 121 Grand 1""' lo UMU """" lum ca" say umi
Prizes aud 232 medals at the Sl. we consider it far superior to any
Louis Inhibition, thepti.e-winners'other--I?KANK Hm.vkr, Ipova,
including the Home Office and Illinois, U. S. A. For sale by the
other Government departments. Hilo Drug Co.
PHY FOR THE BEST
AND THAT'S THIS CLASS OI' WORK
H8L0 MARKET CO.,
Telephone No. 39.
Bkidgk St. - Hiu), H. I
Front St., Hiu), H. I,
Choice Cuts of
POULTRY of all Kinds
FRESH ISLAND BUTTER
. Sucking Pigs.
The H.U.I1.1W house in I'uueo, recently
omipicd by 1'. I'eck and finally. An-
l'UONT ST., Of. SI'UKCKia'S 1II.OCK I ply to K, j. GUARD.