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-j 'w - cav ,w -n v , Sit THE WEKktY HIU) ' TRIBUNE, HttO, HAW Alt, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY" Jo, 1906. HM ' m W" h I v .,. s" 1 4, f. ' A s. s V, t h i m w , J Txf f B Ml J.'AV i: Sr i ft WJ to 2 lih Bfc -,---...MAAA A fAAatt, Si H II LET THE HOME BEER BE PURE Whatever you drink on the outside have only pure beer in the borne. You are absolutely K sure of PRIMP LAGER! It is scientifically brewed from the finest hops and malt, properly aged, delightful in flavor and contains no preservative acids. Order a case from your dealer or the brewery. ttyMniff yf v"vfio"vniim)tnniiiimf t'wimi "A NERVE TONIC" and "A HEALTHFUL BRACER" "Tomato Nectar" 5? Is a blend of red, ripe Tomatoes and prime Extract of Beef, sea soned with choicest condiments and spices. ::::::: -FOR SALE BY- Tlieo. H. Davies & Co., Limited A Monumental Work h Importers and Manufacturers Monumen tal Work in anymaterial known to the trade K m Iron and Wire Fencing NEAT, REASONABLE AND DURABLE IRON AND STEEL o.il.Li HAWAII I1EST FOR TOUACCO. riuulntlun to Do Established at Hn- mnkua For Commercial Production. A tobacco plantation is to be started in Hawaii, to test the commercial production of the article. The projectors of the new enterprise are J. B. Castle, J. P. Cooke atid Geo. Thieleu, and the experiment will be made in the most thorough way, Tared G. Smith, of the Government Experiment Station, having placed his experience in tobacco culture entirely at the service ot the pro jectors of the new plantation free of charge. Indeed, the man who has had charge of the tobacco growing experiments of the United States governmeut at Hamakua, Mr. C. W. Blacow, is to be the manager of the new tobacco plantation. It is the purpose of the projectors of the enterprise to put in fifteen acres of tobacco this coming spring on lands in the vicinity of the lands used for- the government experi ment at Hamakua. Afterwards, if it is found that the experiment is commercially successful, more lands will be secured and the plantation enlarged. The new plantation will have large drying and curing houses for green tobacco, sufficient to dry and cure tobacco grown by smaller growers outside, and it is one purpose of the enterprise, to buy outside tobacco and promote its cultivation by small landowners. The tobacco farm at Hamakua has been run by the Uuited States government now for three years, in an experimental way, and it has been shown that the soil and climate there are admirably adapted for the cultivation of tobacco. There is profit in raising tobacco at thirty cents a pound, according to Tared G. Smith, and yet Mr. Smith has been offered four dollars and a quarter a pound for all the Hama kua tobacco fit for cigar wrappers that he can raise. This offer was made by an expert who lately visited the Hamakua station. In deed, experts who have smoked cigars made of Hamakua tobacco have pronounced them equal to the finest Havauas. This, it may be, is over-enthusiasm but the Hama kua cigars are undoubtedly very fine. At all events, neither money nor time will be spared to demonstrate on the new plantation that tobacco culture on the Hawaiian Islands can be carried on successfully, and with the success of the plau will come the establishment ot the pro duction of another staple crop for the Territory. The day of do pendence upon one industry will then be drawing still faster to its close. Of course sugar is not to be overlooked, nor even to yield first place, but there is a large and growing element that is disinclined to continue to be dependent, as heretofore, upon one product. There is homely wisdom in the old advice uot to put all the eggs in oue basket. Advertiser. 1IIU YEAR IN SUIUK. Vnluo or Product Brought Into This Country n Record llroukor. The value of sugar brought into this country during 1905 will far exceed that of any other earlier year, according to a bulletin issued by the bureau of statistics of the department of commerce and labor. The bulletin says: "The value of sugar imported during the n months of 1905 ended with November was $148,575,345, of which $51,485,256 was from the contiguous territory of the United States. The estimate is that the total sugar imports for 1905 will aggregate considerably above $150,000,000, while the highest figure in any fiscal year prior to 1905 was $127,000,000 in 1894, wheu an unusually large quantity was imported in anticipa tion of a large change in the tariff. " The United States is increasing steadily and rapidly in its consump tion of sugar, and importations have doubled iu the last 20 years, while th e population meantime increased about 50 per cent. The United States is the largest sugar consum ing country in the world. The average consumption for each in dividual in 1904 was about 75 pounds. The United States con sumes about one-fourth of the sugar production of the world. Nearly all the sugar brought into this country is produced from cane, and the United States consumes fully one-half of the cane sugar produced in the world. Cane sugar is forming at present a larger proportion of the world's sugar supply than during i890-f892. Among tne countries contriuuting to the sugar consumption of the United States for the fiscal year 1905 were Cuba 2,057,690,839 pounds, Java 899,394,575 pounds, Hawaii 832,721,387 pounds, Porto Rico 271,319,993 pounds, Germany (principally beet sugar) 205,084,302 pounds, West Indies, other than Cuba, 202,639,835 pounds, South America, 168,557,528 pounds, Philippine islands 77,997i424 pounds. The domestic crop of 1 ti 1904 was 1,107,250,500 pounds. PUNTERS, ATTENTION! SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT THE ONLY ORIGINAL AND CELEBRATED FERTILIZER Is that which has been manufactured for the past fifteen years exclusively by the California Fertilizer Works SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Wheu 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 MICH-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 ' Canadian-Australian Royal Mail SS. Co. Steamers of the above line ruuuing iu connection with the Canadian 1'acific Kail way Company, B. C, and Syduey, N. S. W., and calling ut Victoria, D.'C, Honolulu Suva and Brisbane, Q.; are duo at Honoluluou or about the dates below stated, viz: From Vancouver and Victoria B. C. For Brisbane, Q., and Sjdney: MOANA 1'EB. 10 AORANGI MARCH 10 MIOWERA APRIL 7 From Sydney, Brisbane (Q). For Victoria and Vancouver, B. C. AORANGI FEB. MIOWERA MARCH MOANA APRIL The magnificent new service, the "Imperial Limited," is now running daily BETWEEN VANCOUVER AND MONTREAL, making the run in 100 hour, without change. The finest railway service iu the world. Through tickets issued from Honolulu to Canada, United Stntes and Europe For freight and passage, and all general information, apply to Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd., Gen'l Agts. T1IE BEST MADE THE BEST MADE Structural Irpn, Lawn and Cemetery Furniture. Those TUBIIUR STEEL HITCHING POSTS are "safe things (0 lie to" J. C. Axtell & Co. P. O. Box 642 HONOLULU Office and Works 1048.50 Alakca Street rlffi Tulo LI To Buoys Best. Among the survivors from tbe ghastly wreck of the S. S. Valencia on the jagged coast of Vancouver Island was Professor Frank Bunker bound to Seattle to take charge of the city's school system. He had the awful anguish of seeing his wife and two children perish before his eyes and is at present much quoted iu the coast papers as to the details of the disaster. ' One particular charge he makes is that the life-preservers of the Val encia were made of "rushes which sink and are not buoyant like cork." Capt. Bulger, at Honolulu, stated that the Valencia was inspected at Seattle which is not in his district. As to the "rush" or title lifebuoys, he said that they are distinctly superior to the cork. "At Hilo quite recently," he said, "we made some experiments iu the matter of the respective merits of buoys, before some of the island captains and the advantage of tule over cork was effectively demonstrated." If all these lecturers on Hawaii get started together we shall rival the Kickapoo Indian roediciue people iu that style of advertise ment. Star. Cash Valuo 0f Cllninto. It does seem rather odd to give shining twenty-dollar gold pieces (just from the mint and wanted by everybody) for dry air, warmed by a genial sun to the right tempera ture. Air is supposed to be one of the few things that anybody may have for the asking a commodity entirely outside of the dominion of the trusts; which cannot be bottled up and sold over the counter. Yet many wise financiers are will ing and glad to pay one dollar for the azure blue above it, out in Cali fornia. Let us try to find the reason for this strange reversal of the usual value. Why did you come to California? Why did your next-door neighbor come, and the pleasant friends across the street, and the acquaint ances in tbe adjoining block? In the last analysis, it was be cause of a more perfect climate. Note the use of the comparative. There is no flawless climate any where. But in California, where every montu is June, tne weatuer conditions are nearer ideal than in any other of Uncle Sam's United States of America. The scientists who manage the weather bureau can glibly tell just why mountains, desert and tradewinds have here combined 10 produce a climate which is nearly 100 per cent pure. They can explain why this same section is both warm iu winter and cool in summer. What you and I are more interested in is the un usual fact itself, not the why and wherefore. 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