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TIIK WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HII.O, HAWAII, TUESDAY, AUGUST i, 1905.
i ' I 4 :, ' ft" Ml Wwr The Clubman As well as -the Professional man Business Man and Artisan BPBIMO IAGrER, Sold in bottle and keg hrouliout the islands DEMOSTHENES' CAFE 5 Conifortiiblc Rooms ... Hot ind Cold Baths ... A Well- I Stocked Buffet ... Mixed Drinks and Fiue Wines ... A I Cold Storage Plant on premises with all the Delicacies I of the Season ... Open Till Midnight I WAIANUENUE STREET, HILO I CUISINE UNEXCELLED FIRST-CLASS SERVICE - - - r I I 0 I FVTvdlU IK nJKML Many Clever People Become prejudiced against an article of merit without investigating it. With a fair, impartial trial everyone likes RAINIER BEER A good flavor, a fine tcnic and other qualities which make for it a friend after each trial. RAINIER BOTTILNC WORKS AGENTS, HONOLULU OUR BRANDS OF. TOBACCOS ARE: dlOivili 1 23 Oz. Packages Five packages gratis in each carton. n GRANULATED 123 Oz. Packages "Recruit Five packages Duke's Mixture gratis in each carton. "Kipling" , CUT PLUG 23 Ounce Tins A high grade for pipe smoking. THEO. H. DAVIES & CO. Ltd. LI LI. INSURE YOUR PROPERTY... In a Reliable Insurance Company Wo aro tho Rosiclont Agents for tho Pliffiiux of Hartford, Conn, and Svea of Gothenburg, Sweeden H. HACKFELD & COMPANY, Ltd. KAU IIUMKSTKADS. Hutchinson Plantation Mar Co-operate With Homesteader. Tlie most valuable part of the lands of the Hutchinson Plantation company in the district of Kau, Island of Hawaii, belongs to tho territorial government and the lease thereon is about to expire. A number of would-be homesteaders have applied to Laud Commissioner Pratt to homestead the same land under the Settlement Association plan. The plantation has been re sisting this proposition by seeking to get the lauds again under a new lease, claiming that it would ruin the plantation to take away so much of its best cane lauds, which arc understood to approximate 800 acres. The would-be homesteaders thereupon stated they would plant the land in sugar cane if they were given as good terms as have hereto fore been given Japanese planters on plantation lands. The directors of the company have nearly decid ed to take the would-be home steaders at their word and give them the contracts which they desire. This is the first move in a policy which may entirely revolutionize the system of producing sugar cane on many of the plantations on Hawaii. Mr. II. E. Cooper, representing the Hutchinson Plantation, said that Mr. W. G. Irwin, a large owner in the plantation, and head of the firm of W. G. Irwin & Co., the Hutchinson agency in Hono lulu, was quite favorable to the proposition. He said that the homesteaders comprised Senator Hewitt, Dr. Thompson, Miss Ben Taylor, Mr. Hazleton and many other prominent people besides sev eral Hawaiians. The lauds in question arc uudcr a lease which expires in October. From the sea up to the higher lauds there were 1800 acres involved, of which but 800 were planted with cane. The association, as he understood it, intended taking over the whole section. When the plantation people went to Imd Commissioner Pratt to renew their lease on these lands, it found that the proposed home steaders had already filed applica tions for the same. They proposed to be bona fide homesteaders and under the circumstances the gov ernment was bound to take cogniz ance of their request. The planta tion owners and the agency are now quite favorable to the scheme, and if Mr. Cooper ascertains that the homesteaders will meet the plantation on reasonable terms, Mr. Cooper is likely to report back to the directors that the plan is a good one. Iturlmnk Anticipated. Much has been printed of late in newspapers and magazines of the variety of spineless cactus which Burbank, the wizard of California, has given to the world. Perhaps it will be of interest to know that nature itself, without the aid of scientific intervention, has already provided such a variety that thorn- less cactus has been growing on Maui for many years past. To be sure it does not flourish greatly, but a tree here and there can be found throughout the Kula pauini country and specimens can be seen even in Wailuku town. It is most difficult to obtain any of the fruit, for Hawaiians are most fond of it and gather it as soon as it appears on the plant and animals devour the leaves at every opportunity. It is a mistake to believe that the thorns of the ordinary panini are injurious to cattle or that stock must be nearly starved berore they will attempt to eat the leaves and fruit of the prickly pear. On the contrary many Kula cattle live and thrive upon it year after year, and not only that but piefer the fruit and leaves of it, spines and all, to the best variety of grasses. The spineless cactus of Maui re sembles closely the thorny kind in every way except as to spines and none of these arc found on leaf, fruit or seed. The fruit is of red dish color. Years ago in Wailuku, Father Bailey planted a hedge of (hornless paninis on the Waikaku side of his residence. ColTee Ik donklnc tip. Willett & Gray, New York, June 29, says of the coffee markets: The coffee markets are still go ing through the quiet period usual at this time, and as our markets will be closed from July 1st to 5th, holiday dullness prevails. It is very noticeable that the European and Brazil markets hold firm, Kit rope because of the further large decrease of stocks, and Brazil be cause of higher exchange and un willingness of holders to give way. Reports from Europe show that dealers there must buy soon, no matter what price, as they have not enough trading assortments. Brazil is aware of this, and it fur nishes the best reasons for holding firm, not to mention the unprofit able currency basis. The regular deliveries from the seaports i 11 Eu rope show the absolute necessities of consumption and point to the probability of heavy buying in Bra zil as new coffee comes down, if only to maintain supplies. This is an important feature and should be worthily considered. The Ameri can visible supply is working down and buyers from this side arc oblig ed to cuter to Brazil markets for better supplies of commercial and selected coffees. Good parcels of old crop, good roasting Santos, are scarce, and Santos exporters de mand high prices. Itissignificicnt also that new crop coffees are offer ed only sparingly. Some intima tions are made that the yield causes disappointment and other parties begin to confirm a smaller San tos crop than hitherto estimated. It is known that consuming mar kets must buy freely. They can only do so in Brazil, as the Mild crops are about finished. Brazil is well informed of this and seems prepared to stand up for a price, and waiting buyers should take heed to avail the present low val ues, before an advance should come as a natural result of competition. The new crop is but moderate when looking at the world's constantly increasing consumption. The current ciop finishes 10,000, 000 bags in Rio Grande and San tos. Apart from the decrease of about 1,500,000 bags in the world's visible (the Bremen stock was not included a year ago) for the crop year, a heavy shrinkage has occurr ed in invisible supplies. Similar decreases arc certain until Brazil can give larger crops, but existing conditions of plantations, labor and price are against it. No. 7 Rio at 7 3-4C. store terms is cheaper here than it can be re placed from Brazil, while Rio and Santos No. 4 coffee commands 8 1 4c, and a premium on that for good selections. Making Itutter of Cocounut Oil. According to a report submitted to our State Department by Consul General Skinner, of Marseilles, France, an extensive trade in butter substitutes is growing up in Europo, the chief of these compounds being copra, or cocoanut butter, with the center of manufacture at Marseilles. A single firm in that city turned out 7200 tons of this edible crease in one year. It is produced by the manipulation of copra oil, but the secret of its manufacture is jealously guarded and remains in the hands of a few. The 'compound is sold under the names of "vegetaline" and "cocoaline," and is declared to be wholesome as well as cheap, and is generally sold on its merits. It is a boon to the poor, and there has been no attempt to put legal restrictions on its sale. Leslie's. A11.l.t.yyyyyti1.,ttlyyy(lTyt.,K i ( For a Good Smoke Ask for the Blue Teal Cigar H. Hack! eld & Co. LIMITED Distributors Waiauueuuc Street, Hilo. m 4 4 t 1 IF PLANTERS, ATTENTION! SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT THE ONLY ORIC1NAL AND CELEBRATED A FERTILIZER Is that which has been manufactured for the past fifteen years exclusively by the California Fertilizer Works SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Whctt purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand 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 and 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 Agonts, L. TURNER CO. LIMITED I'romluciit West lnillu Men-haul Cures Ills Daughter 0111 Threat ened Attack of Pneumonia. "Some time ago my daughter caught a severe cold. She com plained of pains in her chest and had a bad cough. I gave her Chamberlain's Cough Remedy according to directions and in two days she was well and able to go to school. I have used this remedy in my family for the past seven years and have never known it to fail," says James Prendergast, mer chant, Annato Bay, Jamaica, West India Islauds. For sale by Hilo Drug Co, Waiakea Boat House R.A. LUCAS & CO., Pron'rs. WAIAKEA BRIDGE, 1111,0 HIAVK NOW A FL15HT OP Gasoline Launches and Small Boats FOR PUIILIC HIRK 1 assengers and baggage taken to and from vessels in the harbor at reasonable rates. Launches and row boats to hire lor private picnics and moonlight rides. RING UP ON TELEPHONE AGBNfS FOR Wolverine Gasoline Engine Self-starter niid reversible engine. In practicability it is equal to the steam en cine. Sizes from l'A h. n. unwords. lloats fitted with this engine or frames 01 , any size to order. For particulars apply to R. A. LUCAS 'Manager CRESCENT CITY BARBER SHOP CARVALHO BROS., Proprietors. The Old Reliable Stand is still doing UP-TO-DATE WORK Razors honed, Scissors and all edged tools perfectly ground. 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