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It is made of the finest
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combined with pure arte
Sold everywhere In bottle and keg
THEORIES A1I0UT THE SUN.
Comfortable Rooms ... Hot and 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 Gothenburg, Sweden
Assets (Home Office) .... $71331063.36
Assets in U. S. (for Additional Security of American Policy Holders) ' 656,678.43
Pacific Coast Department: EDWARD DROWN & SONS, General Agents
411-413 Cnlifornia St., San Francisco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Resident Agents, HILO
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Requires something to put vun ancl vigor
in one's system There is nothing quite so
satisfying as a reasonable amount of
Ideal for hunting, fishing and other out
RAINIER BOTTLING WORKS
15 " Ml
I WHILE IT LASTS
j Wills' English Smoking Tobaccos
1 Pure Latakia," - - 50c a Tin 1
j "Best Birdseye," - - 40c a Tin
i "Travellers' Mixture' 35c a Tin 1
UNCLE SAM'S I
G16AR STORE 1
No Immedlnte Danger Thnt It Will
Uurn Itioir Out.
The current theories concerning
the sun and the planets arc that
the sun was once vastly hotter than
it is now, and that for a long period
it has been slowly but steadily
cooling. This doctrine is built on
the notion that the sun is a mass of
fire in progress of intense and
fierce combustion, and that, like
any other fire, unless its fuel is re
plenished, it must burn out and
become extinguished. Some astron
omers teach that the sun is sup
plied with fuel by vast quantities
of comets and meteors that arc
shoveled into it by some process of
nature, but other astronomers like
Sir Rolert Ball reject the possi
bility of any such systematic sup
ply of furl, and they believe that
the sun as it burns out shrinks in
size at the rate of 220 feet of its
diameter in a year. As the mass of
the sun is something like 880,000
miles in diameter, it is calculated
still to last for a good long time,
but there is something extremely
melancholy and saddening in ths
idea that our grand luminary will
one day burn out with a spasmodic
gleam and a whiff of ill-smelling
smoke like the snuff of a candle.
It is with great satisfaction that
we -arc allowed to believe in the
possibility that the sun is made of
radium, and that it can continue
to give off heat and light for an in
conceivable lapse of aces without
being iu the least diminished cither
in size or capacity to warm and
illuminate us. The idea that it it
not losing 220 feet of its diameter
yearly is particularly consoling.
There is another suggestiou
which would enable our solar sys
tem to continue its operations with
out either suffering an instantaneous
conflagration or being consumed
by slow combustion, and this if
that the sun and the various bodies
which revolve around it constitute
an electric dynamo and an incan
descent lamp on such a scale as
could be designed and created by
combined omniscience and omni
potence, to go on its beneficent
course forever. Such a notion meets
only the contempt of science, which
insists upon the existence of actual
fire in the sun, that must sooner or
later burn itself out to complete ex
tinguishment. Until, however,
astronomers like Prof. Langley
shall make a -flying machine with
out balloon attachment that will
enable human beings to fly, their
vagaries concerning the playing-out
of the sun may well be neglected
by all except full-fledged scientists.
From the New Orleans Picayune.
Women Agree Not to KIbh.
A little red button worn by some
300 women, old and young, mar
ried and iudifferent, among the
leading social sets of the City of
Mexico marks a new departure, or
rather a new step, in progress.
This little, round red button signi
fies membership in what is known
as the Anti-Kissing League. Mem
bers of the league take solemn
pledge not to kiss each other, iu
public or private, but put it on the
ground that kissing is contagious,
or, rather, the means of conveying
contagious diseases from one fair
lip to another.
There is nothing visible to the
naked eye in the constitution of
this league against kissing other
than members of the female per
suasion, and, in fact, the practice,
aside from the supposed danger of
infection, is decidedly, to the male
sense, not only deplorable, but un
necessary. When one woman
takes two or three minutes of time
in a street car to kiss Jhree or four
other women before alighting from
the car she certainly violates the
golden rule by uiakfng all those
passengers wait. How far this new
league .will conduct its offensive and
defensive campaign remains to be
Field hospitals for sick and dis
abled horses is to be part of the
war equipment of a British army in
the future. Two have been formed
in England., and the system is prov
ing satisfactory in India. The
Japanese have adopted it in Man
churia, where the loss of animals is
only 6 per cent.
There is one illusion about Japan
which seems to survive evidence
and to work most serious political
mischief. The continental powers,
aud Russia more especially, cannot
get rid of the belief that the island
empire, however brave or astute or
lucky its children may be, is, after
all, but a "little" state, which in a
very short time must "bleed to
It is not very easy to trace the
origin of this belief, unless it be
the habit of expecting great size in
all Asiatic empires, or of comparing
the area of Japan with that of Rus
sia itself. So compared, Japan is,
of course, a little place, which looks
on the maps almost insignificant.
Compared, however, in a more sen
sible -way, wilh the other island
empire which has so long been one
of the great powers of the world,
Japan is by no means small. Its
total area, without counting For
mosa, is by 27,000 square tuples
greater than that of the British
Isles, and as large a proportion of
it is fertile and thickly populated.
That population, again,' is 44,000,
000, or 3,000,000 greater than our
own (xoor), 6,000,000 greater than
that of France, and almost equal to
thnt of Austria-Hungary.
If the word "little," again, refers
to strength for war, that strength
is in many respects superior to our
own. We wonld probably destroy
the Japanese fleet, but the Japanese
fleet has destroyed that of Russia,
and could, if allowance is made for
position, maintain a contest with
that of France 6r Germany which
would not be absolutely Tiopeless.
As regards soldiers, Japan has a
conscription, and the conscription
obviously works. Within the last
six months the country lias sent
out six armies, each nearly equal
to either of the" forces that con
tended at Waterloo. We 'thought
we had done a great thing when
we sent 80,000 men to India in
1857, and an extraordinary one
when we transported 200,600 men
to South Africa in 1900. But Japan
has transported more than 400,000
men across the sea, aud is now
defying the RUssians at tyaoyang
and Port Arthur -with armies
greater in the aggregate than that
which Napoleon' III.-mobilized for
the invasion of Germany. London
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We have opened a choice lot, such as :
Carved Swiss Woodwork
Italian Statuettes, Busts, Vases, etc.
German Music Boxes
Japanese Fancy Goods
Satsuma Ware, Vases, Cloisonne Ware
A new shipment of the favorites of Hilo
smokers just to hand :
" La Planta "
" El Belmont " Needles. Perfeclos, etc.
" Cremo "
Call on us and inspect them.
It. Hackf eld & Co.
Waiauuenue Street, Hilo.
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT
When the Hog Liars Mot.
The other day we heard two
men talking about hogs. One of
them said: "There is no telling
how; much a man can lift with one
hand. Yesterday I sold a hog that
weighed 350 pounds, and I could
lift him from one pen into auother
easily with one hand. I commenced
to do that when he was a little pig,
lifting him every day from one pen
into the other by the ear with one
hand." Said the other: "I do not
doubt it, for I have done the same
thing, and I will tell you another
thing I did. I built two pens close
together and put a pig in one of
them. I fixed up that pen for a
bedroom and fed him in the' other.
made a hole in the partition just
large enough for him to crawl
through comfortably, and every
time he was fed he had to go
through that hole. Well, yester
day I sold that pig, and he weighed
just 400 pounds. He seemed to
get through the hole on 'the last
day as easily as he did on the
first." Liar No. 1 hung his head
a minute and then said: "I don't
believe a danged' word of that!"
From the Bolton (Tex.) Dem6-crat.
Travelers Find Uhamborlnln's Cough
Mr. C. W. Eckerman, manager
of the Smith-Premier Typewriter
Co. at Omaha, Nebraska, U. S. A.,
who is a staunch friend of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy, says: "I
have taken particular notice that
this remedy seems to be carried by
drug stores in all parts of the
country, whch is quite an item
when one is traveling. It gives me
pleasure to say that I have used it
for years and have always found it
highly satisfactory, effecting a cure
in a shorter time than any other
medicine." For sale by the Hilo
Is that which has been manufactured for the past fifteen
years exclusively by the
California Fertilizer Works
8AN FRANCISCO, OAL.
Whcu 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.
Hilo Electric Light Co., Ltd.
Houses Wired and
In accordance with the rules of the Na
tional Doanl of I'ire Underwriters.
A, complete stock of
Fixtures, Shades, Table, Ded and Desk
Lamps, etc., always ou hand.
Fan Motors . . .915
Fan M'otors, swivel frame 8
Sowing Machine Motor SO
Power for operating them $i a mouth
Installation charged extra,
Estimates furnished on all classes oi
Electrical Work nnd Contracts taken to
install apparatus complete.
PAY FOR THE BEST
AND THAT'S TIIK CLASS OF WORK
FRONT ST., Op. SPRECKEL'S BLOCK
HILO MARKET CO.,
Telephone No. 39.
Bridge St. - Hu,o, H. I
Pacific Meat Market
Front St., II11.0, II. I,
Choice Cuts of
POULTRY of all Kinds
FRESH ISLAND BUTTER
Fine Fat Turkoys.
. . Sucking Pigs.
NoriCK Neither the Masters nor
Agent of vessels of the "Mnti.011 Line"
will be responsible for nuy debts con
tracted by the crew. H. ' f. GUARD,
Uilo, April 16, 1901. 34