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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 1004. 'jTl5 Hawaiian Star, DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY. Classified Ads in Star. Thousands of Feet of Adj under Situations Wanted." Ins-fled free until further notice. To Kent Eabllshcd every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Star News paper Association, Limited. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Cecal, per annum $ 8 . oo Ecrelgn, " 12.00 Payable In Advance. Frank L. Hoogs, ------- Manager. MONDAY 7.7 .... 77.77 ... 7. AUGUST 8, 904 The great St. Louis World's Fair wins enthusiastic praise from everyone "who gazes upon its superb architecture and scenic effects, its personnel, and its magnificent art exhibits. One appreciative Minnesota man says of the Exposition: "It Is the most prodigious and splendid feast of education that ever was spread. It is a mighty metropolis, almost bewildering in its sur passing beauty, supreme beyond conception in the admiration it compels, and in the munificence of its educational benefits it will, as intended, uplift the world." After all, however, thp written word fails; the camera alone comes to our aid. There is one best way in which those who are not able to visit the Fair can obtain an adequate idea of its beauty and grandeur and that is through the aid of "The Forest City" World's Fair Art Portfolios, which constitute a complete pictorial and descriptive history of the great event. In this series will be found the cream of the thousands of photo graphs taken by the official photographer of the Fair. Each portfolio con tains sixteen magnificent views, and there will be thirty portfolios in all, making a total of 480 photographic reproductions in the highest style of the engravers' and printers' art. Clip one of the little coupons, printed in our announcement from day to day.'and send or bring to this office with ten cents and any part issued will be mailed or delivered promptly. 4- Glittering t Prospects ably have a rude and unpleasant awakening coming. The concern is advertised to return a dividend of twenty five per cent net within six years, besides paying interest from the start on capital invested. As a side issue there is coffee production with the rubber production, adding a trifling ten per cent annually to the income. Even this does not complete the story of wondrous profits. It is all figured out that the sixth year's dividend of twenty-five per cent will be followed the next year by one considerably larger. Dividends will follow in rapid procession until by the twelfth year investors will be receiving an nually as much as they put in, besides owning shares of increased value. By that time the shareholders, as is clearly shown in the prospectus, will have received more than four times what they have put into the scheme. j Such enterprises as this show to everyone a royal road to wealth. There is nothing easier than to get rich in a few years, in the light of such benevo lent plans. Any capitalist having a rubber plantation having such prospects who lets the dear people invest in it can be nothing less than a philanthro- ! pist. People who work for a living- are simply foolish. Almost anyone ought to be able to get together two or three hundred dollars and with that sum invested in this glittering rubber scheme the trick is done, for it is obvious that stock which is going to return four or five hundred per cent would be good for almost any sort of a loan to buy more. j To those who are not gifted with the happy sort of trustfulness which makes investigation unnecessary, the scheme appears to have some doubtful ( phases. For example, the sixth year twenty-five per cent dividends do not seem so real in the Sight of the following observations regarding rubber by i-ranK u. carpenter, ine noted traveler: "The best rubber, and indeed the most of the good rubber, comes from the Amazon valley. It is made from the sap of the Siphonia elastica, a forest tree which grows wild in this region. It is found scattered over a district as large as all the United States east of the Mississippi river, cx lending from the mouth of the Amazon westward to the wilds of Peru, and on the south running far down into Bolivia and Matto Grosso, Brazil. "It takes from fifteen to twenty years, however, before the trees will produce enough rubber sap to pay the proprietor, and this is so long that at present the people prefer to hunt from and tap the wild trees. There are thousands of men doing this in the different parts of the Amazon valley. In some places Indians are employed to gather the rubber, and there are rubber camps thousands of miles inland. Indeed, some of the rubber which is shipped from Para has to travel as far in getting to that port as it does in going from Para to New York." There are many people so constituted that schemes of this sort attract them in spite of all warnings, and Honolulu has a full share of them. Some considerable sums of money have been invested locally in the' rubber scheme, just as several years ago Honolulu was well bled by boomers of California oil stock. Consul I Disagree enough to discourage the most deter mined. The consul refers to his predecessor's statements as of such a na ture as to lead people to believe that there were opportunities for invest ments. Then he says: "I despair of finding language strong enough to ex press the utter and absolute hopelessness of success that awaits any of them unhappy enough to attempt to make even a bare living on the banks of the mighty Amazon. I do not say that the acquisition of a fortune or a compe tence is difficult, doubtful, or impossible; I say that such a miserable exist ence as would disgust a Digger Indian would be hardly obtainable by one man in ten thousand of such as are thinking of coming here. "The Amazon River may be divided into three parts: The lower Amazon, extending as far as Manaos, where the Rio Negro flows into it, a distance of about 900 miles; the upper Amazon, from Manaos to Iquitos, near the Peruvian boundary, a distance of perhaps 1,800 miles, and the Peruvian Amazon region, with navigable rivers for a distance of i,6oo miles and more. This amazing river system, which empties into the Atlantic, through a series of mouths 180 miles wide, more than twice as much water as the Mississippi carries in flood, and which stains the ocean for a distance of 600 miles, lies in a broad, flat valley, elevated but a few inches above flood level, with an inclination of only about 1 foot in 5 miles. This valley, almost always flooded, is covered with vast forests, in which at sparse intervals are found occasional heveas and hard-wood trees of some value. This valley, at least 30 miles wide, has a swift, very deep river running through it, with a breadth of from 2 to 6 miles. The thick forest growing up out of the water forms the so-called 'banks.' Here and there are patches of slightly elevated ground on which Indian huts are erected. To make this huge river and to sustain the growth of the vast matted forest, rain much rain is needed, and it is a fact that more rain falls in this region than in any other of like extent in the world. As one sails or steams up the great river there are seen occasional patches of green, level vegetation, for all the world like wondrously fertile meadows, and it is not difficult to imagine great flocks of cattle feeding on them, until the sight of a capybara or tapir more than knee-deep in the green ooze Informs one of the real consistency of that .tempting and solid-looking meadow; it is little better than a swamp. I do not say that there Is absolutely no grazing land on the banks of the Ama zonI do say that there is very little, and that that little Is all held by pri vate owners." Local investors who yield to the blandishments of a Mexican rubber plantation scheme which is being ex ploited a good deal locally, and in which considerable good Honolulu money has already been placed, prob The American consul at Para, Bra zil, does not agree with his predeces sor as to the opportunities for Ameri cans to make money 'altihg the banks of the Amazon. He has written an account of the district which is hi 3 w A non-intoxicant, sparkling and highly concentrated liquid ! Extract of Malt and Hops Strengthening, invigorating and sedative. Recommended by the Medical Pro fession. THE WARAl WEATHER TONIC I FORT STREET The capture of General Kuropatkln and his armv would be a blow which I would probably end Russia's chances ' in the war. Certainly It would as tound the whole world. It Is noc very long since the Russian general made a ' southerly movement, with a view to I relieving PoTt Arthur. The move ! ment was reported to be due to pres ' sure at home. Possibly, like many ' another such general, he has gone to disaster through yielding to such pres sure. The capture of his army would seem likely to drive the Russians out of the whole disputed territory and make it a matter of the gravest difficulty for them to begin a new campaign against the Japanese. I It is Interesting to know the Russian views on the unpreparedness for the war. It Is quite apparent that hosti 1 Hties broke out two years too soon for I Itussia. A writer say In the "St. ! Petersburg Gazette": "We are un. reody, not because we neglected to ' make preparations, thanks to our Rus sian carelessness, as foreigners maln- tain, not because we did not perceive j the real Intentions of the Japanese, but simply because It was manifestly im possible for us to be ready. Our un ! preparedness was unavoidable. In fact it is just the same as South Africa or Somallland for Great Britain, the Her rero rebellion for Germany, and the Philippines for the Americans. Such Is this ndversary in no way on .a level with the general combined strength and resource of our Empire, but locally j strong, strong In its preparedness, knowing the condition of the country, J concentrating all Its strength on a res ! tricted area. And for a struggle a , gainst such an. adversary under such conditions we require, above all t'.ings, time. Time gives us the possibility of I mustering In strength and inflicting on ! the enemy that 'heavy 'blow which Is necessary to secure for us freedom from ' danger in the 'Far East." A primary without trouble In the Fighting Seventh Is a new thing in local politics. I I Parkter'B obJection 'to talking con tinues. He objects now to plans which the Democratic managers are forming for him to do some campaign ing. Parker's attitude generally Is a reminder of the story told of the first mention of Clevevland at party coun cils, which was by the late William C. "Whitney. ' I know a man who can win," Whitney Is reported to have said when the managers wore dlsousslng a candidate to oppose Blaine, "but you . The furnished cottage of Mrs. Raas, at Beretonla street near Punahou Is offered for rent. Possession given af ter (August 8th. For particulars apply at premises Notice Of Itomovnl Dr. Camp Olllce No. 1240 Emma Street Hours: 0-12 a. m., 7-8 p. m. Residence Telephone Blue 2021. Poi Sale A magnificent building site on the Punchbowl slope near Thurston av nue. Particulars at Star office. Building lot corner King and Karae hameha road. Palama terminus of Rapid Transit road. Apply at Star office. Furnished iiouins To Lot A nicely furnished front room. Mos quito proof and electrlct light. 494 Bere tanla near Punchbowl. YO EARNS 4! I Interest And Can Be Withdrawn on Demand Amounts Received from $1.00 to $5,000.00. Phoenix Savings, Building And Loan. Association GUARIANTEa CAPITAL, $200,000.00. PAID-UP CAPITAL $1,230,000 H. E. POCOCK - CASHIER will not be able to control him at all after he has won." The prediction proved true In both ways. If Parker falls to wjn, Brvan is sure to come to the front again, with his radical wing of the party, possibly including Hearst. This ought to stir the Democrats to ex tiaordinary efforts in the present cam paign. The meat strike In Chicago and other packing centers contains all the ele ments which go to make up a serious national crisis. Already there have ibeen "sympathetic strikes" declared, and it is impossible to loretell how fur such troubles reach. It was the ss- puthetlc strike proposition that made the 'Pullman strlKe end in disturbances nearly a'll over the country. It is now said that Candidate Davis will not give anything at all to the campaign fund. Possibly he thinks the Democrats will get enough Wtan dared Oil money through William Rockefeller. THE SOUTHEUNCKOSS. The most extraordinary pearl or rat her cluster ot pearls Known as "the Southern Cross" is owned oy a syndi cate of yAus-nrallan gentlemen, who value it at $5UU,O0U. tio far as is known, it occupies an absolutely unique posi tion. It consists of 'nine peails, natu rally grown together in so regular a manner, as to form a perfect La.ln cross. The pearl was discovered by a pearl fisher at Roebourne, West Aus tralia. Tl)e first owner regarded it with so much' superstition that he burled it; but it was discovered In 1874, and Jive years later was placed on exhibition in Australia, WISDOM IN YAPS The cuckoo plays an important part in, German superstition, If an old wo man wants 'o know how many years sljo has to live, or a young girl when is toj be married all they have to do is to g , into the woods on May day, and listen for the cuckoo. The number of tlmtu it vnps is the answer. fatLWttr" tiff ftT! fe i&tH 1 'Don't Delay IS Our Professional Ad U vice and Services are at I An up-to-date Optical I Department with new H w goods, modern scientific I 9 appliances, and profes- I I sional services that are B Anticipating the irrigating season we have imported a large stock' of the VE)RY JBBXSI? GARDEN HOSE OBTAINABLE. THBJ IOW PRICES WE ARE ABLE TO MAKE ARE SIMPLY PARALYZING. Lawn Sprinklers in Great Variety A New Invoice of the Favorite EDDY REFRIGERATORS Made to Keep Things Cool and Economize ICE. Fii; in Merchant Street IIJ.iIUMUO.LlD.. LIMIT Importers and Commission Herchants , SOLE AGENTS FOR Smoking Tobacco Sc. and 10c. packages. , wortf h for BRITISH AMERICAN ASSURANCE COMPANY, of Toronto Ontario. DELAWARE INSURANCE CO. ot Philadelphia. PS NATURE DID NOT intend that men should be bald headed; but civilization the hat, stifles the hair-growth hence dandruff and baldness. . Pacheco's Dandruff Killer Will keep your hair as nature intend ed it should be luxuriant and glossy. Try it. Sold by all Druggists and at the Uni on Barber Shop. Tel. Main 232. Eichest Soil and Black Sand in Tovrn, For Sale Cheap, See XJs At Once LORD & BELSER, Children's Ladies' Misses' Common Sense Waist Made in various shapes to conform to the natural beauty of the figure, and with regard to the most APPROVED RULES OF HEALTH. Ferris Good Sense Corset Waist, Ladies, MEDIUM FORM, LONG WAIST. Ferris Good Sense Corset Waist, STRAIGHT FRONT, BATISTE. Ferris Good Sense Corset Waist, Young Ladies, BODICE. Ferris Good Sense Corset Waist, YOUNG LADIES, 13 to 16 years. Ferris Good Sense Corset Waist, MISSES, 7 to 12 years. Ferris Good Sense Waist, -a to 4 years. During the warm weather the most essential thing is: Comfort. You can get it in the Ferris Good Sense Corset Waist. A large selection always on hand. E. W. Jordan & Co., Ltd FORT Com, 111 IE Commission Merchants Sugar Factors.. AGENTS FOR t Tlje. Ewa Plantation Company. The Walalua. Agricultural Co.. Ltd The Kohala Sugar Company. The Waimea Sugtr Mill Company. The Fulton Iron Works, St. Louis, lift The Standard Oil Company. The Georga F. Blake Steam Pumps. Weston's Centrifugals. The New England Mutual Life Insur ance Company of Boston. The Aeti,a Fire Insurance Company 3 Hartford, "an. Thfi Alliance Assurance Company OS London. ft 6. IRWIN & CO. AGENTS FOR Western Sugar Refining Co., 8 Francisco, Cai. Baldwin Locomotive Works. Philadel phia, Pa, Newell Universal Mill Go,, Manufac turers of National Cane Shredder, New York, N. Y. 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