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nih WEEKLY H1I.0 TRIBUNE, HII.O, HAWAII, TUESDAY, MARCH ai, 1905.
SPRING FEVER THE?A..
II WniLJI IlKIIWHirS hALt
T T JUtAWAK JIRt v 1 1 u-4m.s M. A. JtTA4
Spring Pcvcr is considered n joke
WllCII SOUleOtie I'll-C IlllS It l)llt
the condition is in reality no joke.
Spring Fever is one of the terms
applied lullint ut-ncriil reliixeil eon
ilition of the system which is m
common nt this m-iiiom. It indi
cates, ns a rule, n 1os ol vitality
nml n disordered comlilion of the
hlooil. An effective remedy .should
he promptly used, because this con
dition readily becomes chronic.
la just the remedy needed It aids
digestion, tones up the nervous
system, purifies the blocd and in
creases vitality. We nre so sure
that It will Rive satisfaction In all
case9 that we sell It under n posi
tive guarantee. Your money luck
If it Tails. J
II. isiIAW, - Manaokr
A Staple Industry of Hawaii Threatened With Failure
Causes Cultivation, Shipment and Marketing Or
ganization Needed Board of Trade to Assist in
I Organization of Growers.
SERRAO LIQUOR GO
Complete Stock of Finest Table
Wines, lleers, Whiskies", Gins,
Ilratidles and Liqueurs.
Sole Agent for
Serrao Illock, Shipiinn Street
Telephone No. 7
THE UNION SALOON
Always on Hand:
Of Wines, Liquors, Heers
Mixed Drinks n Specialty
Draught and Ilottled
lOc Por Class
Telephone No. 7
J. 6. SERRAO, - Manager
Direct Line between SAN FRANCISCO
Hark St. Catlinrliic, Cant. Saunders
Hurt Amy Turner, Capt. Warland
lturk Murthu Duvls, Capt. McAlhnan
For freight and passage apply to
WELCH 4 CO., Agents, San Francisco
C. BREWER & CO., Ltd., Agents,
H. Hackfeld&Co., Ltd.
Union Barber Shop.
CANARIO-& STONE, Props.
Wo Shavo, Cut Hair and
Shampoo at Lot-Livo Ratos
All razors cleaned with antiseptics after
Perfumes of the finest quality kept in
tock, a trial of which is solicited.
Pompoian Massage Cream
We also tnke particular pains with Chil
Union Buii.dino, Wuinnueuuc St.
Industries of the Ho
hnvc submitted to tbnt body ti care
fully mepnred statement of the
bannna situation in the Hawaiian
Islands, which commends itself to
cv y person seeking to advance
lite prosperity of the Territory. It
is as follows:
"We have devoted much time
and thought to this industry as we
consider that much depends on it;
so much, in fact, that it becomes
the duty of every citizen to lend
his best efforts toward establishing
it on a successful basis. Other pro-
ducts'have been considered as well,
all of which present opportunities
to the right person, and will b. re
ferred to later, but this one article,
banana, with all its possibilities
seems to us to be of more present
importance than all others com
bined. "Commencing some eighteen
months or more ago with shipments
of from 700 to 800 bunches a month
ifTias steadily grown to over eight
times that number. The shipment
in January was some 8,600 bunches
by one trip of the Knterpiise, and
in February between 6,000 and
7,000. It pays in freights alone
sonic $3,000 a trip. Its possibili
ties are shown by the following
extract from the Star: 'Fifteen
million bunches of bananas were
brought into the United States last
year by one fruit company which
runs eighty-three steamers. They
came chiefly from Cuba, Costa
Rica, Jamaica and Honduras.'
"We find that the iudustiy in Ha
waii is now 111 nu unsatisiactoiy
condition and will endeavor to set !
down the causes as we see them,
and point out the conditions of
success. Success in banana culture
"1st. The pioduction of large,
healthy bunches at reasonable cost.
"2nd. Great care in handling
"3rd. Frequent shipping facili
ties.' ".lth. A ready market for every
"5th. Agents in whom the ut
most confidence can be placed in
regard to sales and letttrns.
"A profitable shipment requites
that all the bunches be large and
firm, free from Might and bruises;
that they reach the market in prime
condition, and be disposed of
quickly at fair prices; and the re
turns must be reliable. As freights
arc the same for small as for large
bunches and arc based on the latter,
it is evident that no small ones can
be included in the shipment.
"The causes of failure are num
erous. Among them may be men
tioned planting in unsuitable local
ity, climate or soil, luck of proper
cultivation and Icitilizing, careless
wrapping, shipment of small, im
mature or deceased bunches, care
less handling while in transporta
tion, and finally, unsatisfactory con
ditions of marketing.
"In most cases the remedy sug-
WM. B. IRWIN & CO., Ltd.
Sole Agents for
National Cane Shredders,
Alex. Cross &. Sons' Sugar Cane
and Coffee Fertilizers.
All wight sent to ships by our launches
will be charged to shippers unless ncL-om.
p mied by 11 written order from the cap
tains ol veusels.
jotf R. A. MICAS & CO.
e on Vaiied j or five deep; and that so little ap
art! of Tn.di! preciation of the nature or value of
the article is shown that employees
of the Railroad Company have been
seen walkingTn'cr them while pack
ing 011 to the cats.
"The transfer from car to ware
house, and from warehouse to scow,
is said to be made with little regard
to the perishable character of the
fruit. On the "Enterprise" the
only means of shipping proper ar
rangements have not been made lor
carrying the quantity offered.
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1 Hill nun 11 Ml, 1.1 MU1W11 l.J lilt
fact that (so we arc informed) some
500 bunches were brought up from
the hold and thrown overboard on
n recent shipment spoiled by im
proper stowing. The total loss of
500 bunches means that others were
more or less injured, which loss
falls on the planter who can ill
"We cannot afford to sit idle and
watch this going on; it is too vital
to our interests. 1 lie growers
must be educated to cut carefully,
tp-suspend their bunches from the
stem, and to take measures to pre
vent rubbing while on their way to
the cars. Cars should be fitted
with racks and hooks from which
bunches could be suspended. Em
ployees should be given to under
stand that no rough treatment will
be tolerated, but will be considered
cause for discharge.
"The use of scows should be dis
continued as entailing an unneces
sary handling, and the fruit' trans
ferred direct to the boat from the
cars under thorough inspection by
an interested party. When taken
on board they should be hung from
the .stem instead of being placed on
the side. If this latter plan is not
feasible, certainly one bunch should
never be placed upon another under
"These rules, supplemented by
proper wrapping, will, we think,
insure the fruit reaching San Fran
cisco in good condition, free from
"Shipping of immature and over
ripe fruit The cause of this is in
sufiicicufshipping facilities. Six
weeks between boats is too long an
interval. There must be means of
shipment that can be relied on at
least once in three weeks or the
industry cannot succeed; and the
occasional visit of the Rosec ans at
uncertain intervals docs not fill the
bill. We learn too, that the output
is likely to double within a year,
and steps should be taken to pro
vide for this at once, and on the
"Small and otherwise unsaleable
bunches Some means must be
found to dispose of these, for in
spite of all care they form a large
proportion of the farm's product. A
distillery seems to otter the best
solution of the problem. There are
excellent articles published 011 this
subject and we have not thought it
necessary to go beyond the business
aspect at this time. We endorse it,
however. It may be objected (o by
open inspection, il it is leastme.
lint, above till things, we advise
ptompt and thorough organization.
Success is impossible without it.
We suggest the establishment of
an agency for the handling of the
Ililo fruit on the Hues followed by
the Itlueficlds men; that is, selling
only to the wholesale trade if it can
be done, but if not, then to open
depots and sell in direct competi
tion. This implies reliable, well-
paid men as agents at both ends; it
ptesents many difficulties, but we
are convinced that it is the only
way in which bananas can be made
"We may add that San Fran
cisco seems to be our natural
market and that other markets can
best be reached from that point."
In closing, the committee recom
mends that the Board of Trade
take up immediately the organiza
tion of the Hawaiian banana and
fruit growers, and to secure, if
possible, the co-operation of in
dividual planters, dealers and
steamship and railroad transporta
tion lines. The Hoard of Trade
have the matter under consider
ation, and it is expected that a
movement in this direction will be
made without delay.
All Tired Out
Pala, Thin, Poor Blood, No Energy
Tlioso aro tho symptoms of iinpuro
blood, starved blood, Tako out tho
impurities, food tho blood, ami health
Matson, Navigation Go.
The only Direct bine between K.111 Pritn-
Cisco and Ililo, Cotiipriilli)' the
following Fast h'llltts
gests itself, but the final condition j so""-, on the score of morality, but
the ma: keting-presents grave wc fail to sec any greater harm in
problems which we have by no 'linking alcoholic beverages here
means solved, and on which tlie than i importing allthat can be
whole future of the iudttstrv do- soul.
"We find that many bunches do
"Bananas can be dried in slices,
or grouiui into iiotir, nut we arc
not reach San Francisco in good)"ot sure of any large niatket for
condition. Investigation Miows . than in that condition.
that the causes of this commence
on the ranch and extend all along
the line until the buyer is reached,
when for the first time they receive
"We are informed that many of
the hunches are packed to the rail
road 011 mules backs, and there
dropped, not always carefully to
await the cars. We are informed
further that they are loaded some
400 bunches to the car, 011 their
sides, and piled one on another four
"Marketing 1 his presents the
gravest problem of all. The present
method is wholly unsatisfactory
and if continued will result in the
killing of the industry. There
seems to be a total lack of con
fidence at both ends. We believe it
will be to the advantage of the
producer to sell his fruit by weight,
and to brand the stems, and care
fully guard the brand, We think
too it would be well to have the
Is lliuriiil Too La rice For Ouo
H11.0, March it, 1005.
Kditok Tkiiiunic: Will you
kindly give space to the enclosed
excerpt from a Washington paper,
for the benefit of our "Two County
Men" who think the Island of
Hawaii with 4,215 square miles is
too large for one county. There is
quite a difference between 4,215
and 10,000, is there not? And yet
in the old State of my adoption
the 10,000 square. mile counties
move along under American lines
without a jolt. It is true the topo
graphic and other conditions differ
but none present insurmountable
"As it stands now, Texas is liter
ally an empire. Compared with
its vast extent, Great Britain is a
mere atom in the world's area, and
France could set down and lost in
a far-off corner of the state's do
main. Great as is the territory of
the United States, one-eleventh of
that territory is included in Texas.
It is almost a two-days' journey
from the eastern to the western
boundary, even though the distance
be traversed in a fast-moving rail
road train. There are nearly 10,000
square miles in one county, an area
large enough to embrace the whole
of New England excepting Maine.
From the mouth of the Rio Grande,
in the southeast, to the northwest
ern limit of the so-called Panhandle,
the distance is much greater than
between Washington and Quebec,
and the width of the state, from
Texarkana to HI Paso, is equal to
the combined width of Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
It is almost impossible, in fact, to
present, either in direct strtemeut
or in contrasting facts, an adequate
idea of the immensity of Texas.
Mra.OcorRO Mitchell, of Vulllo Bt.,llunln-
50111;, Victoria, sends us tier pliotUf;ritili
wiiu tuo runcnTinf; nvoryi
"I milTorcil terribly from debility. I tail
no onurgy. I was tired In tlm morning n nt
night. It did not rem poMllilo for mo to
kcrp lip. I was tliln ami palo, nml my IiIihhI
was very poor. 1 had 110 nppotltn. termin
ally grew weaker nnd weaker. When almost
completely exhausted 1 read about
1 Immediately tried It, and l)Ojin to Improvn
ut unci). A few bottles completely rcaturi-d
mo to health."
Tlicro aro many Imitation SarsaparllUxs.
Ho su.ro you get "Aycr's.
Aycr's l'llls will greatly aid tho action of
tho Sarsaparilla. They nro nil vegetable,
mild, sugar-coated,, aim easy to take.
Prtf uti iy Or. J. C. Aycr Co., Lowell, Mm., U. S. A.
For Sale by HILO DRUG COMPANY.
Hark ANNIE JOHNSON
Hark RODERICK DHU
Hark MARION CHILCOTT
Ship FALLS OF CLYDE
Tut; CHAS. COUNSELMAN
ntl other Specially Chartered vessels
tun lies this trip with nt least one of these
boats each month, currying hotlrl'telglit
For dates of sailing anil terms,
no. I). Sprockets & Bros. Go,
3J7 Market St., San Francisco.
R. T. GUARD, Agent,
hunches free from wrapping for , impulse.
Wonders of Wireless.
Some of the latest wonders of
"wireless" are described by Kugene
R. I,yle, Jr., in the February
World's Work. lie says: An in
entoris in the field with a wire
less teleplione. Another wltn a
submarine wireless telephone. A
Frenchman declares that he has a
telautograph which by wireless
reproduces handwriting. Air? hips
will of course wish to communicate
with one another.
Indeed, the most astounding
prospect of all is that suggested by
Nikola 1'esla for Tesla proposes
the use ol wireless in transmitting
energy. A central plant, according
to Tola's plan, would generate
power and scud it out to customers
via the air alone.
An ocean liner would need no
boilers, 110 engines, no dynamo, 110
coal. Steam, heat, light, would all
come to it from the land. A lone
ranchman in Arizona might set up
a pocket-receiver and learn the
latest news. Millions of such little
receivers might be operate from n
single central station. F.ven the
mantel clock in n country home
might tick in unison with every
other clock in the world, all re
sponding to the same wireless
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lor private picnics nnd moonlight rides.
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