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THK WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,
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insist upon getting
Its purity is guaranteed.
It is made of the finest
hops and barley malt,
combined with pure arte
Sold everywhere in bottle and lecg
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) .... f7,3",o63.36
Assets In U. S. (for Additional Security of American Policy Holders) 656,678.43
Pacific Coast Department: EDWARD 1IROWN & SONS, General Agents
411-413 Cnliforuin St., San Francisco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Resident Agents, HILO
I -57 ProfHokus
I A Pokus
That there are many people in this world who make it
a point to get the best of everything and who have never tried
Made for particular people by men who know how,
out of the very best of materials. It's good for you and
you'll like (he flavor.
RAINIER BOTTLING WORKS
WHILE IT LASTS j
I Wills' English Smoking Tobaccos 1
I "Pure Latakia," - - 50c a Tin
"Best Birdseye," - - 40c a Tin J
"Travellers' Mixture," 35c a Tin 1
Editor Advertiser: Leaving Ho
nolulu nbout noon on the Wilder
Steamship Company's slaunch
steamer Kinnu, we spent the after
noon skirling the shores of the
various islands of the Hnvvnilnn
group and admiring their rugged
outlines. Crossing the channel in
the night, we arrived about day
break at the shore of beautiful
Hawaii, the giant of the group.
From this time until i p. in. we
sailed along the windward side of
the island. The vista that onened
before us on this voyage will never
be effaced from our memories.
vThe entire distance to Hilo. bar
ring a few miles of rugged moun
tain scenery, was one entire mass
of cane fields in all staires of de
velopment, dotted here and there
with settlements around the stitrnr
factories, which are a necessary ad
junct to the cane plantations. The
shore the entire distance is pro
tected by a natural seawall 300 to
500 feet In height. Over this wall
the plantation owners dump their
sugar by means of wire cables and
other contrivances directly into the
vessels that carry their products to
the eastern cities. The snow-canoed
summit of lofty Mauna Kca was
plainly visible to the naked eye,
presenting a pleasing contrast to
the tropical fields below Arriving
at Hilo, we spent the afternoon
very pleasantly in drives around
the city, the most interesting being
a visit to a plantation near by,
where, through the courtesy of Mr.
Scott, the manager, we were shown
through a modern sugar factory
and saw all the processes of manu
facturing', from the cane to the
finished product. We were also
showti the methods adopted for
loading the sugar on the vessels.
Leaving Hilo by train in the
morning, we passed for twenty
miles through cane fields and ba
nana farms. Our party were all
much interested in watching the
Japanese, both men and women, at
work in the caue fields. At the end
of the railroad we took stages and
passed for a distance of nine miles
through a jungle of rank tropical
vegetation, with an abundance of
ferns of all sizes. As we tieared the
end of our drive the vegetation be
came somewhat less tropical on
account of higher elevation, but
none the less attractive. Arriving
at the Volcano House a scene was
spread before us that can never be
forgotten. To the south lay miles.
upon miles 01 solid lava, where not
a sign of vegetation, barring an
occasional scrubby fern, which had
obtained a foothold in some of the
crevices, was to be seen. This en
tire field was dormant except for
occasional masses of steam which
issued from the crevices. At a
distance of about three miles was
the crater of "Halemaumau" with
a dense mass of steam rUJntr fmm
its mouth. To the west of us the
lofty summits of Mauna L,oa and
Mauna Kea presented a beautiful
background to the picture. On
our arrival at the Volcano House
we were taken in hand bv Mine
Host Lycurgus and his affable
nephew, Demosthenes, who is the
resident manager. The elder Lycur-
gus came the entire distance from
Honolulu with us. During our
stay these gentlemen have spared
no pains to make things pleasant.
Their tables have been loaded with
all the delicacies of the season,
most of the food being raised in the
immediate vicinity. Amonir other
delicacies we were fed on pie made
from the ohelo berry, which grows
in great profusion all around the
hotel. This pie would tempt the
palate of any epicure. The table
decorations consisted of wreaths
made of wild roses and nasturtiums,
with vases of caster lilies, which
were very attractive.
As a fitting wind-up to our
splendid entertainment, our host
prepared a native feast or luau, its
principal feature being a pig roast
ed by the natives by means of hot
rocks and ti leaves. This supple
mented by shortcake made from
wild thimble berries, etc.. mntl.
tuted a feast fit for the gods, and
gave the host a still warmer nlace
m the hearts of his guests.
1 lie morning alter our arrival we
visited the large crater. The dis
tance is about three miles, and can
be made either on foot or on horse
back. In going to the crater we
followed a trail down the mountain
until we had descended alrattt 1,100
feet, and then commenced to cross
the barren field of lava. Kvcry foot
of the trip was very Interesting, as
we beheld the lava cracked and
broken into all sorts of fantastic
shapes by the cooling process,
showing here and there immense
'fissures and again pyramids or
cones of all forms and shapes. Then
we realized for the moment tin.
immense natural forces that accom
plished such wonderful results.
After crossing over this formation
tor two miles or more we onmp in
the crater proper. Here we looked
down Into a steamy cauldron, 700
feet deep, surrounded by perpendi
cular walls of solid volcanic rock.
This crater has been active at
various times lately, notablv In
1 88 1 and 1895. We could only
wish it was active now, but have
every reason to be more than satis
fied with what we saw. Further
on we were shown "Madam Pele's
Reception Room," which consisted
of a cave in the lava, where we
followed our guide for 200 or 100
feet under the surface. Afterward
we saw the "Devil's Kiielien
where it was hot enough, as a few
seconds wai sufficient for a stay
inside. Then we visited a portion
of the lava field, where constant
blasts of hot steam are issuing from
the surface. Here we scorched our
souvenir postal cards by the natural
fire. During all this time we were
constantly reminded of Dante's
picture of the Inferno, and could
easily imagine where the Old Dible
writers got their conception of a
place of future punishment, where
hell fire and brimstone predomin
ated. The balance of our three
days' stay was spent very pleas
antly in visiting objects of interest
in the vicinity, amonc the most
notable being the fern forest,-where
we saw tree ferns 10 to An ht
high, and gathered unlimited quan
tities of wild thimble berries from
the bushes underneath.
We were much interested in visit
ing the koa forest, where we saw
holes 30 to 40 feet deep, where in
past ages the lava had filled up
around the trees and killed them.
In time the trunks decayed, leav
ing a symmetrical hole in the form
of a well. The small extinct volcano
of Kilauea-iki, being a small crater
700 or moie feet deep, with a solid
lava bottom, was also interesting.
In fact, every day of our stay has
been filled with surprises.
We cannot but urge every person
who visits Honolulu to make the
trip to the volcano. A visit to Ho
nolulu without a visit to the
volcano is like eating strawberries
and cream with the strawberries
left out one misses the best nart
of the feast. No one should take
the' four-day trip, as the seven-day
trip is short enough in which to see
what is of interest. Th sea voyage
was a very easy one and the roll
only moderate while crossintr the
channel and sailing along the shore
of the island.
M. A. MOORE.
Le Mars, Iowa, Feb. 11, 1905.
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:
" El Belmont " Needles, Perfectos, etc.
" Cremo "
Call on us and inspect them.
II. Hackf eld & Co.
Waiauueuue Street, Hilo.
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT
Working girls in Berlin average
nine hours and a half a day, for
which they get about $2.80 a week.
Only one in five is able to have her
own bedroom; the others share
their rooms with from one to six
other girls. Some of them hardly
know what a warm meal means,
rye bread being their principal food.
Fifteen million bunches of bana
nas were brought to the United
States last year by one fruit com
pany which runs eighty-three steam
ers. They came chiefly from Cuba,
Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras.
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 .nrirlitirm r, ii, i,M,i
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 aud 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-
Another Case or lthcunintlsm Cured
by Clinmborlalu's l'ulu Ilulin
The efficacy of Chamberlain's
Pain Balm in the relief of rheuma
tism Is being demonstrated daily.
Parker Triplett, of Grigsby. Vir
ginia, U. S. A., says that Cham
berlain's Pain Balm gave him per
manent relief from rheumatism in
the back when everything else
failed, and he would not be without
it. For sale by the Hilo Druir nn
Hilo Electric Light Co., Ltd.
Houses Wired and
s Lights Installed
In accordance with the rules of the No
tional Board of Fire Underwriters.
A complete Block of
Fixtures, Shades, Table, lied and Desk
Lamps, etc., always on hand.
Fan Motors . . . $15
Fan Motors, swivel frame (8
Sewing Machine Motor 20
Power for operating them $1 a mouth
Installation charged extra.
Estimates furnished on all classes ol
Electrical Work and Contracts takeii to
Install Apparatus complete.
HILO MARKET CO.,
Telephone No. 39.
Bridck St. - Hii,o, H. r
Front St., Hiu, H. I,
Choice Cuts of
PAY FOR THE BEST
AND THAT'S THIS CLASS OF WORK
FRONT ST., Op. SPRECKEIVS HLOCK
POULTRY of all Kinds
FRESH ISLAND BUTTER
NOTICK Neither the M,,ct,ro ,.,..
Agent of vessels of the, "Miitson Line"
will be reanoiisililu far nv ,ii,i, ,-...
traded by the crew. R. ' f. GUARD.
Hilo, April 16, 1901 34.