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HILO, HAWAII, TUESDAY, MAY 2a, 1906.
Placed in the following 'companies:
Standard Life and Accident Insurance Co.
Prudential Insurance Co. of America
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society
English American Underwriters
Orient Insurance Company
Pacific Surety Company
Pacific Coast Casualty Company
Canton InsurnnccOfficcLimifcd (Marine)
Accident, Fire, Life, Sickness,
Marine, Plate Glass, Elevator,
Employers' Liability, Burglary,
. Team and Automobile Insurance
Representing Cash Assets
of Over 1 10 millions
Rates on Application at
H. V. PATTEN, Agent
SERRAO LIQUOR GO
Complete Stock of Finest Table
Wines, Beers, Whiskies, Gins,
Brandies nml Liqueurs.
Sole Agent for
Serrao Block, Shipman Street
Telephone No. 7
THE UNION SALOON
Always on Hand:
Of Wines, Liquors, Beers
Mixed Drinks a Specialty
Draught and Bottled
lOc Per Class
Telephone Np. 7
J. G. SERRAO, - Manager
Direct Line between SAN FRANCISCO
Hark St. Catharine, Capt. Saunders
Dark Amy Turner, Capt. Wnrland
Soli. V. II. Jlarstou, Capt. Gove
For freight and passage apply to
WELCH & CO,, Agents, San Francisco
C. BREWER & CO., Ltd., Agents,
H.'Hackfeld & Co., Ltd.
WM. G. IRWIN & CO., Ltd.
National Cane Shredders,
Alex Cross & Sons' Sugar Cane
and Coffee Fertilizers
I'UDEHAIj All) rUOUAlU.K.
Word llrouicht From Washington
ly Jurril (1. Smith.
" A number of important appro
priations for Hawaii will probably
be secured nt the present session of
Congress," said Jarcd Smith in a
Star interview as to the results
to be expected from his Washing
ton trip. " In the first place it is
very probable that $5000 will be set
aside to supply the Federal Experi
ment Station here with an indepen
dent waterwroks system, which
will leave that institution in a posi
tion to do what irrigation is neces
sary without having to consider the
question of using up the supply of
the city in times of drouth. There
would be a reservoir put in on the
hill above the station from which a
plenteous supply could be had at
"On the mainland, under the
provisions ol the Adams bill, the
Federal experiment stations are to
have $2000 added to their annual
allowances and a further annual
increase of $2000 until each station
is receiving $30,000 a year. The
Secretary of Agriculture has prom
ised to try to have the provisions
of this bill extended to include the
Honolulu station, and although this
may not be accomplished during
the present year there is every
reason for thinking that it will be
in the very near future, so that by
191 1 the Hawaii station will be re
ceiving twice the annual allowance
it now draws, or $30,000 in place of
$15,000, as nt present.
"A recommendation has also gone
to Congress that a soil survey be
made ,of these Islands, the results
of which will be most valuable to
the diversified farming industry.
With a chemical knowledge of the
soil the farmer will be in a position
to know what crops are apt to suc
ceed, what nourishment in the way
of fertilizers his laud requires and
what routine of crops ts requisite
for the best results.
"Most important to the coffee
growers, the grape grower and
others who are attempting to com
bat the various insect pests and
fungoid blights that are playing
havoc among the cultivated growths
in the Islands, will be the news
that the Bureau of Plant Industry
has promised us the services of a
plant pathologist, who will come
here next summer to look over the
Island plants and study the various
plant diseases, ascertaining the
manner in which these can be era
dicated. "Millon Whitney, the head of the
Bureau of Soils, has promised to
send a tobacco expert to Hawaii
this fall, provided part of the ex
pense be borne here. The appro
priation under which this Bureau
is working is not a large one and
the expense of sending an expert
so far is beyond it.
"I have talked with George W.
Smith, president of the Merchants'
Association, regarding this," said
Mr. Smith, "and he is of the opin
ion that there can be no doubt of
the co-operation of the various asso
ciations. In view of the importance
of this growing industry a vote of
money to help it on, in so im
portant a matter as securing the
services of an expert, would doubt
less be cheerfully made. If the
expert comes, he will establish a
tobacco school at Hamakua, at
which the best methods of curing
and sweating the leaves and making
the product marketable will be
taught, to all who wish to learn."
Not A linmine Curd.
A lady now living in Ios Angeles
but who formerly resided in Hono
lulu and who has constituted her
self a promotion worker for the
islands, on the mainland, writes to
friends here advising that the Pro
motion Committee be requested to
withdraw the volcano picture from
the Hawaiian exhibit in Los Ange
les, says the Advertiser. She says
that ever since the San Francisco
earthquake people going to the
headquarters in Los Angeles back
away at once upon seeing the pict
ure, with manifest indications of
teiror. In fact, volcanoes de not
seem to be profitable promotion
assets, especially in times like these.
Subscribe for the Triuunb, Inland sub-
Evnn(rollcnl Association Meetings.
After a rousing Sabbath the dele
gates of the Evangelical Association
were in fine fettle for business yes
terday. As early as 6:15 a. 111. two
hundred gathered at Kawaiahno
church for song and prayer. C. J.
Day led the exercise with great
acceptance and fervor. All present
voted it one of the most helpful
sunrise meetings they had attended.
At 9:15 the old catherdral church
was filled a second time, speakers
of four languages being gathered
in as many separate rooms for con
ference and prayer. The assembly
melted into one at ten o'clock, this
time as a great school with Secre
tary Dorcmus Scudder as peda
gogue, and the first chapter of the
epistle of James for a lesson. For
forty-five minutes it was lively
work. Thau again Japanese, Chin
ese and Hawaiians were by them
selves, busy interpreters giving
their countrymen the substance of
the previous exposition.
Business was the order pt 11:15.
A letter from Central Union Church
calling a council of dismission for
Rev. W. M. Kincaid was read and
the association voted acquiescence
with the request, The council
will convene at 3 o'clock on Thurs
day in Central Union Church.
Next Rev. E. S. Timoteo gave
the delegates an account of the
raising of a fund for a memorial to
the missionary fathers. Mr. F. W.
Damon and Rev. G. H. Gulick
followed advocating the erection of
a suitable memorial building as a
missionary museum, center of influ
ence and home for the Hawaiian
In the afternoon the Hawaiian
Board met for routine business at
1:30 and at 3 the Association re
solved itself into a band of merry
makers at Waikiki Beach. The
managers of the Honolulu Seaside
Hotel kindly placed their bathing
establishment at the disposal of the
Association and a jolly time was
the result. Advertiser.
In general habit, although with
a certain characteristic appearance
which, to the experienced eye, is
an almost unfailing distinctive
character, ferns are as various in
stature and aspect as flowering
plants. One genus, Ceratopicris,
is remarkable for its aquatic habit.
The terrestrial forms vary from the
Hymcnophyllaccae, which have 'the
small size and delicate texture of
mosses, to the large forms which
attain the size of shrubs, while
some belonging to this zone and the
southern hemisphere have a plam
like habit, and are known as tree
ferns. Cyathea medullar is reaches
80 feet in the forests of Puna and
Alsopfiila australis even a greater
height in Australia. Nearly all
Felices are perennial, but there is
an occasional instance of annual
duration, Maratliaceae is a group
including about four genera. All
are tropical and Hawaiian, but run
more into the south than the north
temperate zone. No country ram
ble affords such exhilaration as a
tour through the Hilo and Puna
forests of the island of Hawaii where
the fern is seen in its splendor and
the air is filled with the fragrance
of the woods. Paradise of the Paci
Mnlulandors' Foolish Fears.
The steamship Alameda arriving
at Honolulu from San Francisco on
the 5th inst. brought private letters
from people in all parts of the
United States inquiring about "the
severity of the earthquake in Hono
lulu," and expressed anxiety for
the welfare of friends and relatives
here. These writers had evidently
read the cablegram sent from here
on the day of the disaster, stating
that Honolulu in common with
San Francisco had felt the shock.
This message was as vicious as it
Never in old Hawaiian traditions
or present-time history has there
been noted a seismic convulsion in
Honolulu of greater severity than
those that have been occasionally
felt in London, New York, Boston,
Philadelphia and Chicago. There
are half a dozen plain geological
reasons why Honolulu is immune
from violent disturbances of this
character, Paradise of the Pacific.
Many Editors (joining.
That the Southern California
Editorial Association has decided
to hold its annual convention in
Honolulu next fall is one of the
most pleasing items of news that
have come to this city for many a
day. This action was urged by
the editor of the Paradise when on
a visit to Los Angeles two years
ago, every newspaperman to whom
the plan was broached expressing
himself as in hearty approval of it.
One editor said: "We want to be
instructed on Hawaii and wc can
not write intelligently of America's
new possessions without a personal
observation of the Islands. A
grand editorial excursion would do
us lots of good mid Hawaii too."
The credit of securing the excur
sion belongs to Mr. H. P. Wood,
Secretary of the Hawaii Promotion
Commitce, who has been in corres
pondence with the members of the
Association in regard to the matter.
It is a splendid stroke of promotion
work, perhaps equalling in value
the winter Floral Parade, which
has been the subject of much favor
able comment in the mainland
press. The date of the editors'
departure will be set as soon as
they are advised of an estimate oi
their expenses while here.
These v'sitors if agreeably im
pressed and Honolulu people cer
tainly know how to do the right
thing in that direction will write
intelligently of Island climate, scen
ery, industries and politics, giving
Hawaii an advertisement that can
not be purchased with money. It
is expected that there will be in the
party at least a hundred editors,
many of whom will be accompanied
by their wives.
At the coming ,311111131 meeting
of the National Editorial Associa
tion the Portland(Orc) representa
tives will advocate Honolulu as the
city in which to hold the 1907 con
vention. Paradise of The Pacific.
Cllmnto Kills Disease.
An old theory one very pleasant
to roll under the tongues of residents
of these balmy isles had some
medical promotion at a recent meet
ing of the Board of Health. This
was the theory that certain zymotic
diseases, terrors of other climes, be
come modified in infectiousness and
virulence when they strike the Ha
waiian Islands. More satisfactory
than any theory was the statement
of fact made at the same time, that
certain kinds of "pestilence that
walketh at noon" elsewhere have
never yet appeared in Hawaii.
Dr. Wayson, discussing the re
port of a special committee on the
recent Papaaloa quarantine for
diphtheria, expressed a doubt for
the necessity of rigid quarantine in
such circumstances as reported.
Segregation of patients and orders
to persons exposed to report period
ically would fulfil every require
ment. He had never known of an
epidemic of diphtheria in these
islands nothing but a few isolated
cases and the disease did not ap
pear even to run through families
here as elsewhere. Indeed, the
disease seemed to become modified
in its effects in this climate.
Mr. Robinson asked, the question
being raised as to how far the quar
antine authority of the board went,
how it would be i( yellow fever ap
peared. Dr. Judd answered that there had
never been a case of yellow fever in
these islands, not even of scarlet
fever as far as he knew. Adver
tiser. An American Remedy.
There is probably no medeciue
manufactured that can be found in
more homes in the United States
than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. It has
been in general use for over thirty
years and each successive epidemic
of Diarrhoea and dysentery during
this time has tested its merit and
proved its superiority over all simi
lar preparations. The reliability
and prompt cures of this remedy
have won for it the confidence of
many phystcians who often pres
cribe it in their practice. No case
has ever yet been reported where
its use has failed to give relief.
This remedy is for snle in this,city
by Hilo Drug Co,
Maul Wants the Convention.
Since the organization of the Ter
ritory, nil of the Territorial conven
tions of the Republican party have
been held in Honolulu, except the
last one which was held 1 in Hilo.
At the last convention, through the
efforts and foresight of one of our
delegates, W. T. Robinson, a move
ment was started to have the next
convention on Maui, and nil of the
delegates assured him that they
would only be too willing to have
the next convention here.
Recently the matter has been
brought tjp by the committeemen
from Honolulu who have expressed
a desire to have the next conven
tion held here in accordance with
the understanding at Hilo.
This spirit of fairness as shown
by the committeemen all over the
islands is appreciated by the mem
bers of the party here and will do
much for the success of the party
as a whole. It is reasonably cer
tain that the large new Knights of
Pythias Hall can be had free of
charge, and the people of Maui,
who are noted for their hospitality,
may be depended upon to sec that
the delegates arc royally taken care
of while they are here.
Long before that time the new
Iao Valley Road will be completed
and we would suggest that many
sights of great interest should be
shown the delegates as a diversion
from their political work.
Let us begin to prepare for the
reception of this convention so that
when our Republican friends re
turn to their homes, they may feel
as never before the truth of the old
Hawaiian saying: "O Maui No Ka
Oi." Maui News.
May Sell Alohn Alnn.
Following the example of Demo
crats on the island of Hawaii, the
Democrats of Oaliu arc taking steps
to secure control of an orgnn for the
party. Plans are now under way
to take over the Aloha Aina which
is at present the property of Mrs.
E. Nawahi who is also the editor
of the paper.
The idea now is to incorporate a
company for about $5,000 and
take over the control of the paper.
Mrs. Nawahi whose influence a
raong the natives is very great,
will in all likelihood be retained as
the editor of the paper, or in any
event, she will act in the capacity
of some important editorial adviser
of the new concern. The shares
will be $2 each. There will be no
material change in the general po
licy of the paper although un
doubtedly some changes in detail
of management will be made.
Flro Losses Only Will lio Paid
Oakland, April 28. No losses
will be paid until they are properly
adjusted, and only such as the in
surance companies are properly res
ponsible for. Such was the sense
of a meeting of the San Francisco
board of underwriters, held this
Rolla Watt, manager of the Royal
and Queen companies, brought the
matter before the board and it met
with general approbation.
" I met ex-Mayor Phelnn on the
street yesterday, "said he, " and he
asked me to get some sort of a no
tice given out to the public that
their losses would be protected. I
do not believe that this is the pro
per thing and I told him so. The
companies I represent will pay what
they are liable for and no more, and
it is better for those whose spirits
are drooping to allow them to drop
rather than to buoy them up with
Rooms and Cottages
' Front St., next to Cameron's
Energy, Ambition, Cheerful
ness, Strength, a Splendid
Appetite, and Perfect Health
nay be secured by all who follow th
example of the young la Ay who gives this
" Kvcry spring, for years, 1 used to hTe
Intolerable lieatlnlies uml totul lots of en
ergy, so that tliu mmauii which should be
welcomed by me was a dread; for, as the
warm, pleasant dajsnrrlred, they brought to
me lassitude and pain. A friend adrlaed me
1 commenced using itandhavenothtdalnco
then the first symptom of liudailie. My
appetite lssplemlld,aml I perform mydiitics
with a cheerfulness and energy thatsurprise
myself, 1 take pleasure In telling all my
friends of the merit of Aycr's Hamparllls,
and the liappy results of Its use."
There are many imitation
Be sure you get "AYER'S."
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AYEIl'S riLLS, the b..t f.milj UUt.
For Sale by HILO DRUG COMPANY!
MATSON NAVIGATION GO.
Direct Line between San Fran
cisco and Hilo, comprising the
A1 Steamer Enterprise
And the following Fast Sailers:
Ship FALLS OF CLYDE
Bark RODERICK DHU
Bark ANNIE JOHNSON
And other Specially Chartered vessels
make this trip with at least one of these
boats each mouth, carrying both Freight
The Passenger rate hy the Enterprise
between San Finncisconnd Hilo has been
reduced to $6o.
For dates of sailing and terms,
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327 Market St., San Francisco.
O. H. PIERCE, Agent, Huo, Hawaii
Olllce at Mdtson Navigation Co's
Warehouse, Waiakea. Tel. 86 h
Hiio Railroad Co.
Short Route to Volcano
In effect July x, 1905.
Passenger Trains, Except Sunday.
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The trains of this Company between
Hilo and Puna will be run as follows:
Leave Hilo Station, by way of Rail
road Wharf, for Olaa and Puna, upon the
arrival of the Steamship Kinau, running
turougti to r una anu stopping at i'auok
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Excursion tickets between all points
nre sold on Saturdays and Sundays, good
returning, until the following Monday
Commutation tickets, good for twenty
five rides between any two points, and
thousand mile tickets are sold at very
D. E. METZGER,
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