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THE WEEKLY HII.0 TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1905.
Comfortable Rooms ... Hot
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 8ERVICE
Of Gothenburg, Sweden
Assets (Home Office) .... f, 7,321,063.36
As-ts in U. S. (for Ailditlounl Security of American Policy Holders) 656,678.43
Pacific Coast Department: EDWARD DROWN & SONS, General Agents
411-413 California St., San Francisco.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Resident Agents, HILO
Beer as a beverage because some people misuse it.
There is more genuine 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 BOTTILNC WORKS
I WHILE IT LASTS 1
Wills' English Smoking Tobaccos
"Pure Latakia," - - 50c a Tin J
"Best Birdseye," - - 40c a Tin
"Travellers' Mixture," 35c a Tin
Ask for and
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 nml keg
and Cold Baths ... A Well-
CIGAR STORE 1
"I'O'K HA KM." HIM..
(Irnri In Mlmt Killed tlu 1'nhIUt
Cnmplninl tins Itccti made that
Ue1qnle Kuliio ilirt not nccomplisli
wliut lie promised in reference to si
public building for Hilo or Hono
lulu. These persons nrcnot nwnrc,
npparently, tlint tlic bill wn.s killed
by its frieiuls nnd "grnft" caused
its ricfc.1t. So ninny members of
Congress endeavored to get into the
bill appropriations for one or two
towns within their respective dis
tricts, Hint the measure soon ac
quired very "fat" proportions and
became known as the "Po'k Unr'l"
Hill. The aggregate amount of
appropriations footed up to nearly
ten million dollars, and the Repub
lican leaders in the House were de
termined that the measure, which
they regarded was not formed along
economical or meritorious lines,
should not pass.
An analysis of some of the choice
morsels packed ncitly away in the
"po'kbar'l" reveals some interest
ing facts. Quite a number of small
towns arc included in the proposed
appropriations. As an example,
Paris, Tcnn., with a population of
2,018, is to have a $50,000 public
building. At present the post office
at Paris, with receipts of only $6,
700 a year, is accommodated at a
rental of $248 a year. But in ask
ing for a $50,000 public building
they designate it as a custom
house as well as post office. Some
of the other instances of large ap
propriations for small towns are
cited. For instance, Trinidad,
Col., with a population of 5,345, is
given a $60,000 building. The
present rent is $875 a year. The
little town of McComb, 111., with a
population of just 30 people more
than Trinidad, only gets a $50,000
building, but then the postal re
ceipts are less. McComb pays $700
a year rent. Clarinda, Iowa, which
has only 3,276 population, is given
$45,000, although the postal service
is accommodated now at a rental of
$628 a year. Nilcs, Mich., with a
population of 4,287, gets a $30,000
building. Kingston, N. C, has
4,106 population and gets $30,000.
The town of Gulfport, Miss., with
only 1,060 population, gets $50,000
for a post office and custom house.
At present the post office is- accom
modated at the rate of $221 a year.
The town of Yazoo City, Miss.,
which is in the district of loader
John Sharp Williams of the minor
ity, having a population of 4,494,
gets a $40,000 building.
Texarkana, Texas, with a popu
lation of 5,256, gets $100,000 for a
court house and post office. Nocog
doches, Texas, with a population
of less than 2,000, is given $25,000,
but Texas has a very competent
man on the committee on public
buildings and grounds. Sumptcr,
S. C, with a population of 5,763,
gets $50,000, and the same amount
is 'given to the town of Anderson,
S. C, with about the same popula
tion. The foregoing are only a few of
the appropriations taken at random
from the bill, and lire selected from
the items relating to towns of small
population. There renlly are three
stages in a "po'k bar'l" bill. The
first is to authorize the purchase of
a site. Then the next Congress
may come forward and say that as
the government owns a site a build
ing ought to be put up, and the
money for it secured. The third
step is to come in some time later
mid say that the first appropriation
wns inadequate and to ask for nn
In the pending bill the commit
tee asks for forty-seven increases of
appropriations, amounting to nearly
$2,000,000. These increases are in
addition to appropriations made at
a time when the revenues were
amnle and no such nollcv of ernn.
omy was being practiced as this
Buildings asked for on sites now
owned by the government, the little
town of Ocala, If la., with a popula
tion of less than 4,000 gets $75,000,
Valdosto, Ca., with a population of
6,500 is given $125,000. In these
two towns the public building is to
serve as n court house ns well as a
post office. Bedford, Ind., gets
$50,000 for n post office, with a
population of 6,115, iU"' Marion,
Ind., with n population of 17,377
gets nwoy with $100,000 Hat.
Webster City, Iowa, doesn't do so
pooily, however, for with a popula
tion of only 5,613 it pares off $70,
000. Crookston, Minn., with n
population of 5,300 gets $50,000.
The little town of Blucfields, W.
Va., with a population of 4,600, is
given $100,000 for a post office nnd
court house. Bessemer, Ala., with
6,300 population, gets only $55,000,
and Chippewa Falls, Wis., with a
population of 8,000, gets $70,000.
These arc only n few of the items
in this class.
Then appropriations for the pur
chase of sites, contains 47 items of
appropriation, running from $5,000
to $70,000. Troy, Ala., is at the
foot of the list, getting only $5,000,
but that's about a dollar and a
quarter foceach inhabitant. Gads
den, Ala., gels $7,000 on a popula
tion of 4,200. Moscow, Idaho,
with a population of only 2,484,
gets away with $15,000, and Ply
mouth, Mass., which is not an in
corporated town, is given $12,000.
Kokomo, Ind., gets dollar for dollar
almost for its inhabitants 10,000.
In all of these cases the postal
service is now being accommodated
at a reasonable rate of interest on
the proposed investment, repre
sented in the rental of quarters.
One objection that is in these small
buildings, nfter they are once set
going, the janitor and caretakiug
will amount to more than the pres
ent rental of the post office quarters.
Cleniillncss nml Leprosy.
Chicago, Feb. 4. Declaring that
leprosy can be cured by cleanliness
and that it is not nearly so contag
ious as comrnpnly believed, Dr.
James Ncvins Hde of Rush Medi
cal college yesterday rubbed with
his unprotected hand the skin of n
leper whom he introduced to a class
of University of Chicago medical
students. The leper has been taken
in charge by Doctor Hyde, who
prososes to cure him by his method.
In the course of his address the
"Leprosy can be cured by simple
cleanliness. It is a false belief that
the disease is incurable. It is not
nearly so contagious as has been
believed, and I even doubt if it hits
What the Siamese Kat.
Siamese food principally consists
of dried, frequently rotted, .fish and
rice, done into curries which com
prise n little of about every kind of
condiment, and especially a very
popular sauce called namphrik, a
chutney-Ike and thoroughly mixed
thing made of red pepper, shrimp,
garlic, onions, citron, ginger and
tamarind seeds. The only reason
for the fish being putrid is because
the natives like it so, for fish are
plentiful in the rivers and fisher
men numerous, though their ways
of catching are rather amusing and
antique. One favorite method,
borrowed from the Chinese, is beat
ing the waters with long bamboo
poles to frighten the fish into an
eight or ten foot square net, which
is lowered into the river from a
framework on the bank by a system
of wheels and pulleys nnd ropes,
and hoisted up again when the
catch is complete. I must confess
that when the fish in the curry
chanced to be dried instead of de
cayed, I found the concoction de
cidedly toothsome. In fact, a really
good curry is in a class apart, and
one must go to India or the far cast
to get it at its best. Sometimes
the natives eat pork and oftentimes
chicken, but for the most part rice
nnd the fish curry constitute their
chief diet, supplemented by the
fruit of the country, of which there
are many kinds niangosteen, man
go, pineapple, banana, orange,
bread-fruit, and the most healthful
and serving of all Siamese frusts,
the papaya, which grows back from
the water and is a greenish oval
amlon that suggests cantaloupe
when opened. Outing.
Pickpockets and swindlers are
multiplying in Madrid nt n startliug
rate, and they carry on operations
in the prlucipal streets and squares,
under the eyes of the poorly paid
policemen, many of whom are sus
pected of being their accomplices.
Wc h.ivc opened a choice lot, such as:
Carved Swiss Woodwork
Italian Statuettes, Busts, Vases, clc.
German Music Boxes
Japanese Fancy Goods
Satstuna Ware, Vases, Cloisonne Ware
A new shipment of the favorites of Hilo
smokers just to hand:
" La Plouta
UE1 Belmont" Needles, Perfcctos, etc.
" Cremo "
Call on us, and inspect them.
H. Hackf eld & Co.
Waianuenue Street, Hilo.
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS
Is that which has been manufactured for the past fifteen
years exclusively by the '
California Fertilizer Works
SAN FRANCISCO, OAL.
Whcti purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand
the name of the California Kerfili'nr Wm-L-c io nn n,ni-
sack, otherwise you will not
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.
Hilo Electric Light Co., Ltd.
Mouses Wired and
In accordance with the rules of the Nn
lioncl Board of I'ire Underwriter.
A complete stock of
Fixtures, Shades. Table, lied and Desk
Lamps, etc., always on hand.
Fan Motors . . .8516
Fan Motors, swivel frame 18
Sowing Machlpo Motor 20
Power for operating them f 1 n mouth
Installation charged extra.
Estimates furnished ou all classes oi
Iectrical Work and Contracts taken to
install apparatus complete.
PAY FOR THE BEST
AND THAT'S THK CLASS OF WOKK
FRONT ST.i Op, SPRECKW3 BLOCK
CALLED TO THE FACT THAT
be getting the genuine article.
KILO MARKET CO.,
Telephone No. 39.
Bkidgk St. - Hri.o, H. I
Pacific Meat Market
Front St., II11.0, II. I,
Choice jCuts of
POULTRY of all Kinds
FRESH ISLAND BUTTER
Flno Fat Turkoya.
. . Sucking Pigs.
NoTiCH Neither the Masters nor
Agent of vessels of the "Matson Line"
will he respoiihihlc for nuy dehts con
tracted hy the crew. R, J GUARD,
uuo, April 10,1901, 34.