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tv EVENING orTLETTU: HONOLULU, H. I., AUGUST G, 18J9.
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A BOOM FOR PORTO RICO
American Capitalists Rushing to
Invest Money There.
CLOSELY FOLLOW THE SOLDIERS.
Tnnlcee l'oMlon fif tlm Ift'Afirt M.nnq
0.10,000 Jfow Cii.tninrrn For Undo
Sum's lllc Simp nidi Commercial
Stream Dlverlril From Ppritn to U.
Now that tbo Aiuvricnn fighting man
has tnkcu posesqlon of I'orto Rico tho
Amerlcnu buslnetninmi basrubcdnftrr
hlin to reap tho rownrd. Tho Ynnkco
incrclmnt Is nlmost trending on tho
heels of tho Yankco soldier.
Hnrdlv bnd General Miles established
n firm ha&a nt 1'oiico before u ttenmer
hod been loaded nt New York with
Hoods and capitalists. This steamer wns
HIE SILVIA, n lirCIl I(K01TXHTUAI)EtVITIl
the Silvia of the Now York nnd I'orto
Itico Steamship company's Una Slio
vras nodcr way before tho American
troopi liad advanced half way to San
OftholO paengcrs which tbo SII
via carriwl almost evory man represent
ed an American business firm. These
men were armed with batik credits and
authority to launch all sorts of enter
irises. Th'ey fonud on lauding that an
American concern had Fecnrcd control
of the Spanish bank nt.Pouco, and that
other enterprising Yankees had obtain
ed permission to displuco tho Bank of
Spain At SanJnan with n United States
national Kink just ns soon as that city
And tbeso wero only tho advanco
guard of tho Amorlcin capitalists who
nro preparing to swoop down nnd gobb'lo
up th goldfu opportunities that for
years havo bicn lyiiitf around looso in
this island provJncu of Spaiu well
guarded liy Spain's barbed wlro com
.mcrcial trochas of prohibitivo tariffs.
But now tho trochas aro down. Tho.
dollar laden rtrfam of commerco which
for BO many years has flowed ulcerosa
tbo Atlantio toward Spain is to bo di
verted into a new channel. Hereafter
tbo 050,000 Porto Blcani will do thoir
shopping over Undo Sam's counters,
and tbo rich produots of tho island will
bo etorod away iu Unclo Sam'scapaoions
Undor tho Spanish regimo nothing
but agricultural pursuits has beou en
couraged in Porto Rico. Tbo natives
wcro allowed to raiso sugar nnd coffco
and n few other products und wero al
most compelled to Bond tho bulk of
thoir crops to Spaiu. Most of tho manu
factured fionla which thoy bought iu re
turn camo from Spain.
! But wo nro pcing to change all that.
Spaiu is n cry pod? warkot for nny
thiug. Tho United States is i good ono
j?9r fl!!2nsl; everything, and besides it is
boinuch handler to Porto Rico. Here
after wo will probably got most of Por
to Rico's sugar nnd coffco. Thus will
'tho war havo its effect on tbo breakfast
table. Today you probably cannot buy
'n pouud of Porto Rican coffco nt your
grocery Btoro. By Christmas timo you
will probably bo ablo to buy all you
need btraight from tho plantations of
tho "Rich Port Isle."
But this is not to bo n ono Hided tlcnl.
Wo nro preparing to glvo tbo Porto
Ricnns something in oxchaugo for their
plantation products. Wo will scud them
all sorts of cloth, machinery, shoes,
hats, bicycles for their macadam roads,
(piauos for their parlors, trolloy carH for
jtbo cities, liotious, Boston baked beans
ami other fctf2 nnil luxuries per
tainiug to tho higher civilization.
But chiefly wo will Find down A
goodly number of livo, enterprising
Americans, who will bo ready to take
UtrtNirJuZ Cr -
W HAltP BCfcSE. rOKTO I1ICO.
off their coats and develop tho latent
resources of tho island. They will build
jallroads mid strtet car Hues, put up
Ibig faotorios with humming looms and
jjklrlimj wb.solBud.lS QUt.tlio jmlnoral
I 1 1 "ill ' ,1 I p, till
trensnro in tbo bills, chop down tho
valnablo trees in tho forests, construct
big nnd expensive winter resort hotels,
plot and boom now suburbs for tho
cities nnd iutroduco tho natives to tho
delights of nickel iu tho slot machines,
ward primaries nnd tho Bowery drama
In order to got an idea of what Porto
Rican commerco may mean to us in tho
futuro it is well to look nt sonio flguros
which donl with past records. It must
bo remembered, liowover, that theso
statistics wcro mado wbilo tho islnnd
wns still under the b.uio of Spanish
rtilo. Porto Hlco's foreign trado in 181)0
was tbo largest In tho history of tho
island, amounting to $30,024,120, nnd
for tho first timo iu moro than n decado
tho valuo of tho oxpbrts exceeded that
of tho imports. Tho statistics of tho
year's trado havo boen collected by
Frank II. Hitchcock, chief of tho sec
tion of foreign markets of tho depart
ment of agriculture, nud rocontly pub
lished in n bulletin, "Tbo Trado of
Tho foreign trade of Porto Rico is
conducted chiefly w ith Spain, tho Unit
id States, Germany, tho United King
dom und Franco. Of nil tho merchan
dise imported and exported by tho is
lnnd during tho four years 1803-0
fully 85 per cent, measured in valuo,
was exchanged with tho six countries
mentioned. Spain received tho largest
shnro of tho trndo an nverngo of $9,
888,074 a year. Tho United States
1 ranked hccond, with n yearly nverngo of
Agricultural products mako up n
largo part of tho island's imports and
nearly nil iter exports. Thoxnluo of tho
ngricultnrnl imports in 1805 wns $7,
171,1152 nnd of the noungrlculturnl iin-
i ports $0,004, 101. Tho agricultural ox
ports wcro valued nt $14,578,800 nnd
' tho nnungriculturnl nt only $017,400.
Cotton fabrics lead tbo noungrlcul
turnl imports, their valuo in 1805 being
, $2,070,007. Tbo Imports of fish amount
ed to $1,018, 107; of wood nnd its man
ufactures, $840,511; of leather and its
manufactures, $711,417. Tho imports
of tobacco iu its manufactured forms
amounted to $002,338. Iron and steel
and their manufactures, not including
machinery and apparatus, wcro import
ed to tho extent of $058,413, and tbo im
ports of machinery nud npparatus wero
valued nt $344,870.
Porto Rico's export of coffco has moro
than doubled in ten years. Tho ship
ment in 1800 was 58,780,000 pounds,
. valued nt $13,870,000. Tho export in
1888 was worth only $0,275,000, wbilo
'in tho year beforo tho amount of tho ex-
port wns only 27,070,000 pounds nnd
i tbo vnluo $3,301,000. Porto Rican cof
fee is shipped principally to Spain, Cu
ba, Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary,
Spain receiving 10,405,000 pounds
in 1800 and Cuba 15,577,710 pounds,
together moro than half tho total ox
port Tho chlof wealth of tho island is in
its central valley. Those on tho north
and east coasts aro noted for their cat
tle", pasturago being fliio tho year round.
Tho south coast valleys aro very rich iu
cauo, but nro subject to drought. Tho
plain of Maynquez, on tho west coast,
Is wonderfully fertllo, and sugar plau-
bcqah planter's iiomk, ronTo nico.
tatious nro numerous. Tbo plain of St.
Gorman, on tbo southwestern coast, is
probably tho most populous district In
Mr. Gustavo Preston, a prominent
Boston merchant who has traveled in
Porto Rico and who has business inter
ests thcro, is quoted as follows:
If wo nro to own Porto Rico, there
can bo no question of tbo futuro pros
perity of tbo island, as a largo amount
of capital will sook investment tlioro.
Tho rotentlou of Ptrt,o RJgn c?JU't in
pay wny causo sppssltlon from our
southern nud westorn representatives,
ns tho island will never bo able to eori
ouBly affect tho sugar industries of any
section of this country, as would un
doubtedly bo tbo caso if woretalued tho
Philippines and Cuba.
"Coffco in matter tit valuo Is tbo
nrlucinal product oxported. Tho moun
tain coffco grown ill tho neighborhood
of Yauco is of very superior quality
and esteemed in tho European markets,
whero it commands tho highest pricoB.
"Sugur products nmouut to about
50,000 tons, which nro chiefly exported
to tho United States. Molasses is ohiolly
oxported to New England ports, and
Boston takes tho largest share. Tho
grades of molasses from Ponoo, Arroyo
nnd Mnynguoz nro considered tho best.
"A very flno quality of tobacco is
rnised in tho intorior nonr Cnyoy, nnd
much of it goes to Hnvana nnd is used
for cigar making. Cnttlo nro raised in
the east end of tbo island and go to tbo
neighboring French and English is
It will not bo long boforo Porto Rico
will begin to fool tbo impetus of Ameri
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can pusli nud enterprise Tho rcprescn
tatlu'S of capital who liao raced to bo
first in tho field will of necessity put
their plans into operation ns quickly ns
possiblo. At least two now Btenmshlp
linos to couucot tbo islnnd with Amerl
cnu ports nro projected, nnd boforo tbo
first of our troops begin to como homo
from thcro Porto Rican products may
bo looked for in our markots. For tho
island it means n now and wider com
mercial crn. For us It ought to mean
"good times" with nil tbnt tho hack
neyed oxprosslon was originally meant
to convey. Cvnus Sylvester.
STYLE IN THE SURF.
DAthlng Salt And Some of Their Origin!
Acceuorlei Thin Seuon.
Tho annual pageant of nbbrovlatcd
dress in tho surf this year will bo dis
tinguished by many novelties if all tho
models heralded as tho latest mntoriallzo
on tho beach. Tho pntrlotlo lovofor tho
red, vthlto and bluo can assert itself
without limit in this branch of dress.
Rod and bluo, bluo with red trimmings
and red with whlto aro conspicuous ox
emplcs of color in bathing dress which
nro very nttrnctivo. Red sorgo or flan
nol suits nro trimmed with blnck, wbito
or bluo brnid. It is tbo soft, rich sliaden
which nro most desirable, and rod is
recommended not alouo for tho fashion
iu color, but nlso ns nffordiug n danger
signal iu enso tbo bather wishes to at
tract nttcntion, tho red gown making n
very noticonblo point of color in tho
water. Bluo, blnck and white nro quite
as much tho fashion as over, nnd if tho
ndjectivo "genteel" can bo npplicd to
dlfforonces in bathing suits black and
bluo aro perhaps tho most desirable
In matcrinls nlpacn, sorgo, flannel,
silk and satin nro iu ordor, but nlpacn
or mohair has tho lead, becauso it sheds
tho water nicely and docs not oliug so
closoly to tho flguro. Any color which
suits tho fancy mny bo chosen, as it
comes in ovory possiblo shade
Tho ultra fashionablo girl is suppliod
with sovcrnl suits in difforcnt oolors
Palo green is ono of tho novol colors em
ployed, but n raro exception. Of courso
there aro varying degrcos of olegauco iu
this department, but tho nvorugo bath
ing Buit is very much trimmed with
braid in contrasting colors nnd effect
ively used on bands of whlto 60wcd on
tho dark colors. Whlto silk nnd mohair
suits, trimmed with turquolso blue
braid, aro tbo daintiest of nil. Somo of
tho suits aro braided in fancy designs
on tho front of tho blouse bodico nnd
front breadth of tho skirt, and a fow
novelties nro embroidered, but tbo usual
decoration is braid, variously disposed
In runs around tho skirt, across tho vest
and around tho rovers collar. Double
rovers aro n feature of somo of tho cos
tumes, nnd thoy aro nearly all mado
with tho blouso waist aud full, well
hung skirt, with knickerbockers at
tached. Tho sleeves are a short puff, with
trimmed band below, aud tho belt usu-
TASniOKABLK nATIJINa SUIT.
ally matches tho broad collar, which is
often a contrast. For oxamplo, ou a
bluo gown it may bo wbito or red; on
white, bluo or red, trimmed with white
braid. Very elegant bathing suits are
mado of black satin, with curded tucks
running up, apron fashion, on tho skirt,
oftor tbo prevailing modo in srrcot
dress, and corded around tbo bodico to
form a yoko.
Somo of tho most fetching costumes
aro cut moderatoly low in tho neok nud
mado with tho simplo blouso, finished
around tho edgo'with braid. Flauno)
and mohair suits aro nlso made in this
wav. which many women with pretty
uhouldors prefer, as it doos away with
tho extra thickiiess of tho collar. In ad
dition to tho foregoing Illustration nnd
descriptions of bathing dross, tho Now
York Sun affords tho interesting infor
mation that pliablo corsets of flauuol
stiffened with feathorbouo aro a part of
tbo outfit, which improves tho figure
vory much, aud theso are usually at
tuohod to tho knickerbockers
Bathing tights also iu all colors nro
tho wolcomo Bubstitute for stockings,
und if you waut to bo very elegant you
should wear long lisle thread gloves
which are mado exclusively for bathers.
Stockings or tights iu vory bright col
ors aro to bo worn with black and white
suits if rumor is correct.
A nloo way to finish intorior woodwork
with stain is to glvo It a coat of shellao and
thou polish with wax, thus obtaining n
glossy surface that is very cffbctlvo.
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