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THE POVERTY OF RICH MEN.
IVtln, Hungry IVnplf. In Not After All
Keel Worve Tluui Muny Olliem.
Thp editor (if SoHbtlCf'l MftgMlfie, wlm
prolmiily nijoyt i tnoderAta Income f his
own, expatiate on tin- dimdvantAffM of
much riciii H anil the lack at uy Like the
pbllotophti who wanted mereli enough, he
IMU to btltovt thai 1 1 1 middle condition
is best, and t his he at si-mew lirreutioilt
$5,000 a yriir. This is 11 good deal more than
most men irrt. If In BUM tltnn most of
thorn can earn It uit imatriy, or ynin ipSQU'
lfttiveiv, or acquire in the form of a ItsMf.
They must then-fore Km Oontcnl withraia,
In fart , the sum mentionetl puts its rn-ipient
in a way to aoquta tastes thai arviotfl
pensive ft to exhaust that iueomeatnl keep
Lim As poor as the laborer Who is eat lifted
with his elothes, his food, nil lire and his
beer. That man OQfthl to he happy who Is
well supplied With funds, Imt has no tastes,
because he is assured against want, hut
that man who Is horn with a ohampagM
appetite and aciiii s 1 01 1 y a hecr income
must ever Is' an ohject of commiseration to
himself and to those u ho know him
In days of doilbl and tinahclal stringency
main families reaufl to economies that no
douht cause distress, tine man sold one or
two of Ihh half doen horses; a not her rented
bis summer OOttogej a third pot his stcAtu
yacht out of commission, and a fourth un
willingly desisted from incrcusliiK his col
lection of .lapaii'se bronzis. These re-
traints are as dlstaateful and oppressive ns
the compulsion of tbe lftiorer to refrain
moderately from tenderloin steaks and the
necessity that his wife should postpone the
purchase of a Wriuht calico dress, because,
no two men have tbe same standards of
life, the same desires anil tastes, nor the
same aptitude in the application of wealth
to comfort, knowledge and pleasure.
Poverty Is a re I at ive term, and there is no
unkempt vagrant who does not beliorathai
there are several tramps more nnai, more
hungry, more populous than he. There are
some vagabonds who never realize that
they tire poor while their stomachs and to
bacco pouches are full, then there are
youn bloods in New York who try to live
on a bcKvEarly 50,uoo a year ftnd Cftn't do it.
They are always in trouble, always being
sued by inconsiderate tradesmen, always
chased by race track blacklegs, always the
prey of ballet girls, always sjMmgeil upon
by parasites, always ostracised by rich un
cles, always losing at cards, always sore
enough lu mind and sometimes in body to
cry and always laughed at by the public,
and these gentry .are in truth the poorest of
ns all. When they shift into barroom
leeches and red nosed wanderers, they are
the most worthless of their species,
The Prince "f Wales, who also set the
fashion in the color of gloves and the way
of carrying the cane usually by accident
is the model that these young persons have
for their inner as well as their obvious
lives, and they even try to improve on the
pattern. When a man takes money be
longing to another, he is a thief. When
he takes its equivalent, the work, time and
stock of a tailor and refuses to refund, he
is called a man of the world, and his ex
ploit is accounted as rather clever. The
Prince of Wales is a man of the world ami
Is clever, and his imitators here want to Ik'
It is the sorest disadvantage of riches
when it makes their possessor poor in spir
it. Nobody claims that this Is true in the
great majority of cases. Nobody denies its
truth in conspicuous and offensive in
stances. The poor man has the advantage
of the rich one, if he so modifies his ideas
that he can not only reach them but de
rive that content, and compass that moral
and intellectual expansion that seem in
the human comedy to be denied to those
whose aims arc toward a w holly material
prosperity and sensuous pleasures, It is
the adaptation of tbe end to the means that
suffices. Few of us need be poor, Brook
While in Maine last summer I heard a
good story that was new to mu and may
nave never appeared in print. In the old
days of wild bee hunters Zeke Trask was
among the most Miooeseftt in capturing
the hiveless swarms, and even alter his
keen eyesight began to fail he was wont to
boast of his ability to follow a "toll bee"
in its flight. A toll bee is one that litis
been captured and placed in a littloglass
box with some honey. As soon as be get.
his load the lid of the box is openedand
the bee allowed to fly away, whereupon it
makes a "bee line" tor its home and the
hunter knows which direction to take to
find the wild swarm.
Zeke had bragged about the keenness of
his eyes until those who knew lie was slow
ly but surely growing nearsighted were
disgusted and resolved lo trap him. Jim
Onslow, a keen old fellow, arranged the
plan, and it worked, to a charm. One day
Jiui pretended he wanted Zeke to watch a
bee for him, and although tin- boaster tried
to gut out of it Onslow would not accept
any excuses. Quite a . ai t gathered to wit
ness the affair, knowing there was some
kind of a joke at the bottom of it.
When everything was ready, old Jim
"Watch him sharp, Zeke. Don't let him
slip ye. Now!" And he snapped the cover
at the box wide open, having first showed
Zeke the bee inside.
In a moment Zeke began whirling round
and round, as if he was following t he circle
the bee made to order to gel. its bearings be
fore starting for home. The old fraud kept
pointing With his finger and saying:
"There be goes there he goes right
there, there, there." Then, all at once, he
paused and began pointing straight ahead,
all the while declaring: "lie's goin toward
Dave Snow's cider mill. He's crossed Uie
Exeter road see? He's gone over the cider
mill over the pond" tin- pond was two
miles away. "Over Benson's woods"
three miles away. "Over t he Newport line"
four miles. "Right slap into llickett's
timber. You'll And the swarm there, sar
tin." llickett's timber was more than five
miles from the spot where they wen' stand
ing. W hen Zeke bad finished, Onslow ob
served: "Well, I swan! Your eyes are monster
That pleased the old rascal, but he pre
tended to be modest, and lie replied:
"They do pretty well pretty well, but I
don't think they reach out quite like they
"Well, they're monster sharp tosee a bee
travel so fur when tin- bee hain't started at
all." Then he showed Zeke the open glass
box with the bee still in it. The owner of
the sharp eyes ga e a gasp of astonishment
as he asked:
"Whut's the matter with your blamed
old bee anyhow?"
Anil Onslow answered, "Oh, uorthin,
only it's dead." William U. 1'attkn.
Apt as "the Unionist i, k Train."
It was on the Boston) and Lowell railroad
on a suburban train that was just slowing
up for the Ew Cambridge station.
It will be remembered that the Meigsele
vated railroad shops and yard are located
quite near the station and that for some
time past a fine model of the cars has been
ou exhibition there. It was standing on a
single track that is carried over the road
beyond, and of course It attracted much at
tention from tin- naasi tigers in this particu
lar car. .Suddenly a child's voice, shrill
and distinct, as all children's voices are
when they are saying something especially
"Papa, papa, look ut the bowlegged horse
Any one who has seen the Meigs models
and noticed tin- peculiar angle at which the
wheels at e set in order to conform to the
single rail idea will appreciate the child's
apt description. Evidently almost every
one in tbe car had, for the laugh that fol
lowed the remark had not subsided when
tbe brakeman shouted: '.Next stop llostoul
Bostoul" liostou Heruld.
Aim at the Drake
And you Ml hound to hit some of the
ducks. This is precisely the same with
Cod Liver Oil.
It aims to curt' Consumption,
Hits the Mark, too, ami it
most effectually breaks up Colds,
CoUffhs, Hoarseness and all
1 hroat and Lung troubles that
cause tins disease.
It is natural logic to conclude
that if Wampole's Preparation
OF Cod LlVER On. has power
to prevent Consumption, it sure
ly is able to cure these lesser
This vigor-making, fat pro
ducing preparation is Absolute
ly Tasteless, in so far as Cod
Liver Oil is concerned. All
you notice is a delightful flavor
of Wild Cherry and Anise.
Hut the purest Norwegian
Cod Liver Oil is there all the
same. It is a great blood en
richer. Best of all it is a natu
ral food that in its stomachic
effects, actually assists its own
In Pulmonary or Bronchia
troubles it is unequalled. No
one doubts the value of Cod
Liver UU, but not every one
able to take it.
removes the nauseous objection
and actually makes Cod Liver
KEPT IN STOCK AND SOLD BY
HOLLISTER & Co.
109 Fort STRUT, Honolulu.
A Big Week!
That's what it is at
King Bros.' Art Empori
um, a bijj week for the
house, and a bigger week
for buyers of everything
in their line. This week
they have an especially
fine display of pictures,
artists' supplies, mirrors,
photograph and auto
graph albums, wall brack
ets and easels, plush fancy
goods and novelties, the
latest styles of mouldings
for framing and cornices,
a full line of window pole
cornices, etc. Now is the
time to have portraits en
larged in crayon or india
ink by first class artists
at lowest rates.
Club Stables Co.
s. p, GRAHAM, ManAOM,
Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Four BTRBKi BKTWXXM HqTEL
HOTH TELEPHONES No. 477.
ry Connected with Hack Stand
Corner King and Bethel Sts.
HOTH TELEPHONES, No. 113
is QRBA1 vakif.iy AT TUB
'Elite" Ice Cream Parlors)
HAWAIIAN STAR, TIK'WsdAV, BEFFEfciBER
Wrought Steel Ranges, Chilled Iron
AGATE WARE (White, Gray and Nicktoplated), PUMPS, water AND
SOIL PIPES, WATER CLOSETS AND URINALS, HUH HER
HOSE AND LAWN SPRINKLERS, BATH TUBS AND STEEL
SINKS, O. S. GUTTERS AND LEADERS. SHEET IRON, COP
PER, zinc: and lead, lead pipe and pipe fittings.
Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet
DIMOND BLOCK: 95
H, W, McCHESNEY k SONS,
Honolulu Soap Works Co
42, 56 and 63 bars to case
One Hundred Pounds.
Lincoln Block, - - KlMO Street,
Between lort ami Alakea Streets.
Groceries & Provisions
Fresh California Roll Butter and Island
Butter always on hand.
Fresh Goods received by every Steam
er from San Francisco,
ur Satisfaction Qoabantud. '
HUSTACE & CO.
All kinds, in any Quantity, from a
hag to a ton.
From 1 hag to any quantity.
In 4 lengths, and sawed or split, from
I la 10 any uuiuity. Also,
WHITE AND BLACK SAND.
tSf No. 414 on lloth Telephones.
Hawaiian Wine Co.
as ami jo Merchant Btreat
Honolulu, H. I.
- 97 KING STREET.
M. W. McCUESHEK li SONS,
Honolulu, H. I.
A FULL LINE
Per Every Steamer and Sail.
S 3? E G I .A Ij T I E SI
Cheese, Lard, Hams, Butter,
Codfish, Milk, Onions,
Crackers, Potatoes, Salmon,
Macaroni, Com Meal,
Pickled Skipjack, Alvicore,
Flour, Grain and Beans.
And Ai.i. Kinds of
Leather and Nails for Shoe
Fort Street, - opposite Wilder & Co.'s
H. . NOLTE, Proprietor,
First class Lunches Served with Tea, Coffee,
Smla Water, Ginger Ale or Milk.
tf Smokers' Requisites a Specialty. '
Open from 3 a.m. till 10 p.m.
No. 50 Merchant Street, Honolulu.
Fine suits fiom
$14 up. Linen and Crepe
its, $6.50 up.
IN THE LATEST
Bethel Street, '
Hard Times Mean Close Prices
To House Keepers.
It you an- i , gf any New or Secoml-
band FURNITURE, RUGS, STOVES,
SEWING MACHINES, Etc., call at the
I X L
Furniture & Commission House,
Cornel Kuuantl anil King streets.
ft, lM&MUfc VAGUS;
BETHEL STREET i OPPOSITE
post Office telephone:
23" "HELL" "MUTUAL" 305.
EVERY DESCRIPTION OF JOB,
BOOK AND COMMERCIAL
PRINTING, PAPER RULING
AND HOOK - BINDING.
Lowest CASH Prices!
California Feed Go.
T. J. Kino ani J. N. WriOht.
Have just received the Larg
est Stock of H A Y and G R A I N
ever imported by any firm in
Honolulu, by any one vessel
This stock was personally se
lected by our Manager T. J.
King during his recent trip to
the coast, and is first class in
every particular. We guaran
tee satisfaction in quality and
Give us a Trial.
KING & WRIGHT.
Telephones 121. Prompt Delivery
KOTJ N 1KI) 1HOH.
Raving been appointed Agents ol the
aliove Company we nre now ready to ellect
Insurances at the lowest rates ol premium
II. W, SCHMIDT & SONS.
M. H. LOHEIDE,
Sign & Ornamental Painter
BELL TELEPHONE 157.
3T Ml Orders Promptly Attended to
C. R. COLLINS,
Practical Harness Maker
Saddler and Carriage
Repairs in the aliove branches, specialty.
$4T C harges Moderate.
Personal attention j'iven to all work.
42 King St., Next to Murray's carriage shop
H. S. TREGLOAN & SON,
Merchant Tailors !
OFFER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THEIR LARGE
AND COMPLETE STOCK OF
Foreign Woolens for Spring &. Summer
AT 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CASH,
Business Snits Reduced to Twenty-two Dollars and f0 Cents
Business Pants Reduced to Six Dollars and 50 Cents.
Lemonade, Soda Water,
Ginger Ale, Hop Ale,
A Trial Order Solicited
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
H. E. MclNTYRE & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Provisions and Feed
EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS.
New Oocxls received by every Packet from the Eastern States anil Europe.
Fresh California Produce liy every steamer. All orders faithfully attended to, and
Goods delivered to any part of the city free ol charge.
Island Orders solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Post Office Box No. Uf. Telephone No. 92.
PETER HIGH, -
On Alakea and Richards near
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Screens, Frames, Etc.
TURNED ANDHAWE1) WOJIK.
Prompt attention to all orders.
T'KJVK I'HON KM:
Mutual 55. C I Bill 4y
& Hotel Sts.
Honolulu, H. I.
Etc., Etc., Etc.
- - Proprietor.
A N IJ RfTTiTi
Queen Street, Honolulu, H.I