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Spring Pcver is considered n joke
when 8OI1ICOI10 cIm." has il 1 nit.
tin- ciinilltiiiii is in reality no Joke.
Spring l'cvcr Is one of the terms
npplicil to tlmt general relaxed con
dition of the system which Is so
common nt thin season. It indi
cate, as ii rule, it low ol vitality
unit a disordered condition of the
Mood. An effective remedy should
le promptly used, hecntt.se this con
dition rcaitily hecotnes chronic.
Is just the remedy needed. It olds
digestion, tones up the nervous
svstem, purifies the Mood nud in
creases vitality. We are so Ritre
that it will give satisfaction in all
cases that we sell it under a posi
tive guarantee. Your inonev imck
H. I,. SHAW, - Manackr
SERRAO LIQUOR CO
Complete Stock of l'inest Table
Wines, lleers. Whiskies, Gins,
Brandies and Liqueurs.
Sole Agent for
PR I MO BEER
Serrao Mock, Shipmati Street
Telephone No. 7
THE UNION SALOON
Always on Hand:
Of Wines, Liquors, lleers
Mixed Drinks a Specialty
Draught nud llottlcd
PR I P.I O AND
lOc Por Class
Telephone No. 7
J. G. SERRAO, - Manager
rti liirrriAl I
PI AMTPk I IN I"
POR RATI'.S, JILANKS, KTC.
E. E. RICHARDS
AC.P.NT INTIJR-ISLANI) TP.I.K
GRAP1I CO., 1III.O.
Direct Lino between SA FRANCISCO 'compartments or .sections according
AND HILC. ! to the location of the lock boxes.
Hark St. CntluirliMi, Capt. Saunders The general delivery letters must
llurk tiny Turner, Capt. Warland be separated into English, Hawaii
Karl. Murlliu uls, Capt. McAllman ,,orU1KUeSe, Chinese and Japan
QUICK DISPATCH CSC) for respective windows which
For freight and passage apply to must be opened promptly. Hex
WKLCII & CO., Agents, Sun Francisco lerily in sorting nud separating
C. HREWER & CO., Ltd., Agents, ,naji( C0IJU.S 01,iy with experience,
Honolulu, or R cear h(jn.j m.(, y of move.
H. Hackfeld &Co. Ltd.jmeut.
AHKNTS, HILO. I The mailing division for outgoing
A POSTMASTER'S MAIL
AND MANIFOLD DUTIES.
A Hilo Postmaster's Cares and Responsibilities A Life
of Vexatious Details and Worries Queer Questions
Asked and Odd Requests Made A Bureau of
Information and Matrimonial Possibilities.
The casual visitor to tlic post
office to secure his mail little rea
lizes the varied nud intricate duties
of n post master. Postmaster Ma
deira was conceded to be one of the
most genial ami obliging officials
one would cite to meet, yet his
patience was often taxed to the
limit. Aside from telephone re
quests to forward mail, which the
department will not accept, and
daily calls for mat j by strangers, or
persons who have negligently left
their keys at home, there are numer
ous vexatious questions constantly
arising. The Postmaster is not per
mitted even to advise patrons over
the telephone whether there is any
mail for them. This is both , to
guard against fraud and to protect
the public and the government.
Not long since an innocent young
school mnrtn, who ought to have
known better, inquired of Stamp
Clerk William Weight whether she
could get thirteen two-cent stamps
for a cent and a quarter. When
told that she might, she asked for
"five cents' worth," and was sur
prised when she only received two
twos and a one cent stamp. It ap
pears she expected to receive fifty
two two-cent stamps for her nickel,
having forgotten that a cent and a
quarter amounted to twenty-six
cents. Again, not long since, Post
master Madeira was asked if he
gave a commission on sales of stamps
by outsiders. He was compelled to
answer "No," as he only receives a
small margin on his stamps from
the government, which the pur
chaser might have by tearing off
when bought in whole sheets.
On nearly every mail Postmaster
Madeira received inquiries regard
ing persons, business opportunities
and matrimonial possibilities within
the Territory. Some of the writers
labored under the impression that
Hawaii is still the Sandwich Islands
of their geographies, peopled by
cannibals. The story of Captain
Cook will probably never die. A
Montana farmer recently wrote Mr.
' Madeira asking if he knew of any
available sugar plantation which he
, might buy, as he had about $200
1 to invest. Requests for Hawaiian
stamps form an important feature
of his correspondence, and the most
he can do is to turn over these com
munications to the Hilo Promotion
Committee or Board of Trade.
Barney Trolzky, an Irish Rus
sian, residing at 147 Baden street,
Rochester, N. Y., wants ah assort
ment of Hawaiian postage stamps,
for which he is willing to pay a lib
But seriously a postmaster's job
is no sinecure, as many suppose.
Posttuaster Desha will have much
to learn and the absence of cxperinc
ed clerks will make the mastery of
the ins and outs of the service dou
In the first place the postmaster
and all his assistants must become
familiar with the correct name of
every patron, the number of his box
and its location among the five
hundred pigcu-holcs in the side of
wall. Often three or four different
individuals get mail in one box and
'nriMirntirtii ntwl rnnuiniiif linvi ri-
ceives mail for as many as
' twelve employees.
Before passing to the clerks for
distribution in these boxes, the in
j coming mail must be counted, sort-
, on aim titrown into tue (iisiriuimng
I case, which is divided into three
Iphu WKfetdv too TttinUNU, into.
mail, while not requiring as much
speed of action, is quite as impor
tant, for n mistake in the dispatch
of a wrong pouch means an adverse
report to Washington and a prompt
"jacking up." Not long ago, a
green clerk in the Hilo office forgot
to send on the train to Puna a pouch
of letters, and to cover his mis
take rode the thirty miles on a
bicycle with the missing bag
of mail. Outgoing mail is sorted
into packets of 100 or more for dif
ferent destinations. ', These are
known as "tie-outs ' for states,
large cities, railway post offices,
foreign nud domestic service.
Kvery bundle bears a slip contain
ing the name of the state nud num
ber of letters contained therein,
with the clerk's initials. Theie
are separate bags for various island
offices, foreign countries, eastern
and western states and through
pouches. This requires care and
precision, as well as a thorough
knowledge of geography and mail
routes. A postal clerk cannot stop
to look up the name or location of
a post office, but must know it at a
glance at the envelope. Letters are
dispatched in leather pouches, pa
pers and other mail matter go in
canvas sacks, which stand in an
iron rack in the center of the room,
staring open-mouthed like meal
bags. A competent mailing clerk
stands in the middle of the semi
circle nud throws the mail into these
two dozen or more mail bags. A
mistake is fatal and means a repri
mand from headquarters.
Detailed records must be dept of
everything by the postmaster. A
correct count of all letters, papers,
packages, in and out, is required.
A monthly and weekly report of
the time of arrival and departure of
island, state and foreign mails.
Box rent is paid quarterly, entail
ing the writing of receipts for five
hundred subscribers and a correct
report, with the cash to the depart
ment. The registry division has been in
charge of Miss Jennie Marlin, who
proved to be a very capable clerk
who from nearly five years exper
ience was familiar with every de
partment of the local office. Par
cels must be safe guarded and a re
port made every six months to the
The Money Order Division is the
most important and intricate branch
of the work, requiring the utmost
care and responsibility. Here is
where the leaks if any are liable to
occur and too often have fourth
class postmnsters found themselves
facing charges of embezzlement be
cause of shortages in money order
funds. A report must be made
weekly, monthly and quarterly,
giving a strict account of all funds,
which must be forwarded to the
Honolulu office when they amount
to more than $400.
K. Maihara retains his position
at the Japanese window and Geo.
Manu looks after the Ilawaiion and
Portuguese window. Besides being
in charge of the Mailing Division,
G. W. Weight had charge of the
stamp window, where he was held
accountable for all stamps, postal
cards, stamped envelopes sold over
the counter. Herman I.udlofTwill
now be stamp clerk, and Clins.
Siemsen is in charge of the money
order department under Postmaster
Desha. The other clerks will be
retained and no further changes
made if the present office force
Many a man over whom hangs a
cloud is ofted located through the
post office department, either offi
cially or otherwise. And little do
the public know of the ways of
racking a criminal to his very
lair by means ol the postal service.
The department proves its useful
ness not only to justice but to the
community in manners not always
Hawaii, tursdav, aprii
nppntcnt on the routine mechanism
of the office work. Of course, the
Postmaster is supposed to keep
whatever information of this nature
to himself and only discloses it as
the occasion may require.
Prequeuily the postmaster is im
portuned to locale the whereabouts
of wayward husbands, sons or
daughters who may be residing in
the Islands under assumed names.
One interesting communication was
from a deserted wife and family, in
quiring of n husband and father
who left his home years ngo and
and was at that time residing in
Hilo under a another name and sur
rounded by another wife and family
A writer residing nt Warren,
Ohio, writes regarding n brother-
in-law, Dr. James Scott Smith, who
died presumably in Hilo, on April
7, 1879. The correspondent desires
to have a half n dozen photos of
the tomb of the deceased, erected
over his irrave, taken by "one of
your good and honest artists."
The postmaster, besides conduct
ing n general information bureau,
may prove a matrimonial bureau.
Here is an extract from n recent
letter from n gentleman residing at
Wessen, Miss. :
"Arc your customs there any
thing like they are here? What
part of the year is hot and what
p.trt cold, and is there any extremes
cither way? Could you not suggest
some nice young lady to whom I
could write, so that I can learn the
ways and costumes of your people?
I don't suppose that the rules of
society theie will forbid her corres
ponding with a stranger in a foreign
land. My purpose is to seek infor
mation, and we can send each other
literature which will prove very in
teresting to both of us. Hoping to
hear from you real soon, etc."
You Hun No Risk.
You need not hesitate to buy
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. If
you are not satisfied with the re
sults after using two-thirds of the
bottle according to directions you
may return it to your dealer and
money will be refunded. Here is
what the Greer Drug Co., Granite,
Oklahoma, U. S. A., say concern
ing it: "We feel free to guarantee
every bottle for we know we will
not have to redeem them." For
sale by Hilo Drug Co.
Hccnusc Making mid Kitting
Spectacles and Eyeglasses
Is onr exclusive business. Ilecntise n
loii; course of special study lias been
followed by years of practical expe
rience. Ilecuiise our factory in will
equipped for grinding special lenses, as
well as tbe usual routine of spectacle
making and repairing.
A. N. Sanford
Boston Building, Honolulu
OVI5R MAY & CO.
K 1 M
ICouttntieil Iroiu Page 1'our)
gress enact n law providing that
children born in the United Stales
whose parents weie ineligible to
become citizens, should be barred
from naturalization. The resolu
tion passed by a vote of 19 to 3.
Harris's bill to prohibit the use
of trading stamps, guessing con
tests and similar devices for gaining
trade passed by tf to 10.
Senate Bill 26, to provide a pen
alty for impersonating an officer or
agent of the Board of Health,
Senate Bill 70, requiring second
hand dealers to procure licenses,
Senate Bill 77, regulating the
payment of license fees, passed.
Sheldon's bill for the appoint
ment of District Magistrates, who
must possess the qualifications of
attorneys-at-law, failed to get the
necessary 16 votes by one and was
MONDAY, APRIL 3RD.
The House in Committee of the
Whole resumed consideration of
the Taxation Bill on second read
ing. When the section on income
tax came up, several amendments
were presented. The original
section in the bill provides for an
exemption on incomes of $1,000.
Sheldon wanted to increase the ex
emption to $2,000 and others inter
mediate amounts but these were
withdrawn and the section passed
as in the bill.
A new section was introduced on
Coelho's motion to exempt for five
pears all property actually used in
producing tobacco, rubber, cork,
oak, Manila hemp, sansaveria,
Salonic hemp and cacao for com
The County Bill, as amended by
the Senate was referred back to the
House, but the reading of the bill
was dispensed with and the bill with
amendments ordered printed.
All ircibt sent to ships by our launches
will be charged to shippers unless accom
panied by a written order from the cap
tnlns of vessels.
3otf R. A. LUCAS & CO.
TO CASH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY
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lishers, the TRIBUNE is able to present to
Cash Subscribers the following offers on
monthly magazines in combination with the
THE TRIBUNE is the brightest, newsiest
and most up-to-date weekly newspaper pub
lished in Hawaii, having a special wireless
news service, thereby giving to TRIBUNE
readers, up to the hour of publication on
Tuesday morning of each week, the latest
foreign and cable news, besides general local
The Combination Offers arc open to new
subscribers or renewals. Magazines may be
ordered sent to one or several addresses, but
orders under this combination offer must be
accompanied by draft or postoffice money order.
Publisher's CLUB A
$2.oo-Saturday Evening Post,
1.00-Ladies' Home Journal,
2.50-Hilo Tribune (Weekly)
Publisher's CLUB B
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take, mill! In notion. A family laxative.
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For Salo by HILO DRUG COMPANY'
Waiakea Boat House
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WAIAKEA BRIDGE, HH.0
HAVK NOW A 1'LHIJT OP
and Small Boats
POR PUIII.IC IIIRK
1 asscngcrs nud baggaK11 taken to and
from vessels in tbe harbor nt reasonable
rates. Launches nnd rowboats to hire
lor private picnics and moonlight rides.
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