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A NEW MONTE CRISTO
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DILLING HAM OF HONOLULU. Arrived la the Island* on the Spar of a Wrecked Merchantman —lie la Mow the Richest liesldont of Our l*aclUc Possessions. (Special Letter.) When the elder Dumas gave “Monte Cristo" to the world, matter of fact readers pronounced the story as im probable as it was entertaining. Ha waii has given us an Edmond Dantes whose romantic adventures and prac tical achievements eclipse those of Du mas’ hero. Did his modesty but per mit him to loosen his tongue. Benja min F. Dillingham of Honolulu could tell such a story of hardship, adven- BEN F. DILLINGHAM. ture. hazard and success as would un der the pen of a Stevenson or a Kip ling glow into one of the most fascin ating romances ever written. But this Edmond Dantes is eminently practical. His dealings are with the hard-headed capitalist and the hard-handed labor er and through storms of adversity he has ever retained the confidence and respect of both. To be sure he has a heart, but it is possessed by a charm ing wife, two lovely daughters and two talented sons. Nor is he second to Du mas’ creation, in point of generosity and charity. In short, Mr. Dillingham is an up-to-date Monte Cristo of the kind that we can understand and ad mire. Less than thirty years ago he trod barefooted upon the beach at Honolulu, where now stand his wharves and warehouses, his sugar mills and his railway depot. His en tire capital at that time consisted of a robust constitution and an abundance of gray matter called brain. Today he is one of the leading financiers of the islands and has millions at his com mand. Like Dantes he too wrested his millions from mother earth, but they came not in the form of mildewed coin and precious stones collected by some old freebooter. His fortune has been DILLINGHAM'S HOTEL. MOST PA LATIAL ON THE ISLANDS. toaxed from the canelleldi of Hawaii by modern methods of Irrigation und fertilization. His money chests are countless acres of sugar cane, bounded by miles of irrigating ditches and rail way tracks. Three voyages around the world before the mast had sharpened Ills wits, taught him the value of dis cipline and self-control and convinced him thut the urn was no place for a youth with ambition. lie determined to settle down upon the first friendly shore which offered him shelter and Honolulu proved to be the lucky spot. After being shipwrecked he was washed up on the beach there und there lie remained and labored. Without u dollar to ills name or n prospect In sight lie trudged up the bench Into the town In search of work. His frank face, earnest, manner and sturdy appearance won him a position before the salt sprny had dried upon his scanty clothing. It was not much of a position, only n dollar u day, but it proved an ample start for u boy of Dillingham’s caliber, lie went about hio humble task with tho same earnest ness lie afterwards displayed in hand ling gigantic deals where millions were involved and reward soon followed in a substantial increase of wages. But earning money for others was not to Dillingham’s liking and he de termined to strike out for himself at the first opportunity. His savings had been judiciously invested and while they did not amount to a fraction of the sum he now expends every day, they sufilced to give him a respectable start in the hardware business, which he followed for many years with pro fitable results. All these years the leaven of ambi tion was active in his brain and he preached the doctrine of expansion and development to his less enthusiastic neighbors. Hawaii, he insisted, was one of the richest gardens of the'uni verse and it was their duty to take advantage of nature’s bounty and de velop its resources. His logic com pelled their attention, but they were slow to follow his suggestion. When in the latter ’Bos Dillingham proposed the construction of a railway on the Island of Oahu, which would connect and be fed by a number of sugar plan tations which he intended to develop, sluggish capital balked at the idea as foolhardy and impracticable. The Mc- Kinley bill had dealt a heavy blow to the sugar industry in Hawaii and with their principal market virtually closed to them the planters saw nothing ahead but blue ruin. Dillingham's unbounded optimism and pluck overcame one obstacle after another, and finally landed himself and his followers just where he predicted they should find themselves when the task he had outlined was accomplished. Artesian wells were sunk upon the present site of the famous Ewa sugar plantation, and water in sufficient abundance for irrigation purposes was struck. The Ewa company was or ganized and the stock floated. In vestors were slow in coming to the front. but Dillingham persevered, and the plantation was soon firmly estab lished. It yielded remarkably from its inception, and every one connected with the corporation thrived. Stock went up and up. until it reached the head of the list, and the name of Dil lingham was blessed. Throughout the trials of organization and promotion he had carried burdens under which a less plucky and optimistic man would have fallen, but he plodded on in his own confident way. and proved the truthfulness of his reasoning. With Ewa prosperous Dillingham set about to extend his railway and de velop new plantations. Oahu was formed and launched, and became a second Ewa. inferior only in size and productive capacity. But Dillingham was not content to rest at Oahu. The wild and fertile fields of Walalua were still in his path, and to these his railway must be ex tended. Little time was lost in so do ing. and Walalua soon followed Ewa and Oahu as a profitable feeder for Ills road. The picturesque scenery on the sea shore of Walalua tempted him to build a hotel there, and he did so, giving Hawaii its most attractive structure. Just now Mr. Dillingham is forming new plans for the Improvement of is land industries. What they are he alone knows, hut it is sufe to assert that capital will follow his undertak ings, so confident are those who know him in his honesty und ability to carry out whatever project he may contrive. Personally Mr. Dilllnglmin Is the moHt modest, unassuming and ap proachable of men. He cannot be In duced to speak of himself or his ac complishments. a bit of Interesting reminiscence escapes him now and then, but usually he tulks of nothing personal. It required an enormous amount or pluck to finance Hawaiian enterprises during the interregnum succeeding the denth of King Knlakuua, but Dilling ham's optimism nnd faith in the good Intent of the United States government never wavered nnd he safely piloted his followers Into safe harbors of finan cial ease. Too Much for a Donkey. “Why,” exclaimed n tourist. In Itnly. “a donkey couldn’t climb that hill, and Pm not going to try It.*’—Ohio State Journal. PRECIOUS METALS IN THE ARTS Enormoui Quantities Consumed In tic Vurtoua lodusldoi. It is easy to ascertain how much gol J and silver are absorbed In the coinage of the various nations, but the most careful estimates as to the quantitie. of these metals used In the arts and Industries are only approximate. Stat Isticians in the treasury departmeni of the French government recently un dertook the considerable tasK of com piling the best information on this sub Ject, and the figures they have reach are probably as accurate as any th • have yet been published. Most of th gold used in the arts is for ornaraer. tatlon, though It is also employed t. a large extent for the most practice purposes, as In dentistry. It 13 doubt ful if even jewelry consumes a larg ? quantity of gold than some other way -in which it is used. The consumpt’o for gilding alone Is very large. Th films of gold leaf are very thin. bu. enormous numbers of them are applie to a considerable variety of manufac turcs, such as signs, jewelry, books, frames, furniture, pottery and o*.h » articles, and the aggregate value of th * gold thus used Is very large. The eon sumption of gold for gilding has con siderably increased since electro-gild Ing came Into vogue,both because more gilding is done and also because th new process wastes a considerable quantity of the metal. According to the French figures the United States consumes in the arts about thirty-one thousand pounds of gild in a >«r. which amounts in value to $10,000,000 in round numbers. France, however, with her prominent manufactures oi jewelry and other articles of luxury, heads the list with an annual con sumption of about thirty-five thousan : two hundred pounds a year. Great Britain also surpasses the United States with 34,100 pounds, Germany consumes 29.040 pounds, Switzerland 18,900, Italy 11,000, Russia 9,000, Aus tria-Hungary 6,175, and Belgium and Holland 6,820. Perhaps one reason why the United States consumes in the arts a good deal more silver than any other country is because photography here, with its amateur branch, is far more extensively in use than in any other land. The chief industrial-uses of sil ver are for solid silver plate and silver plating, mountings for harnesses and other ornamentation, and photography. The silver industries in the United States consume over five hundred and fifty-five thousand pounds a year. Ger many and France about three hundred and thirty thousand pounds each, Rus sia 209,000 and Great Britain 208,000. THE USE OF ROUGE. Ancient Mode* and Degree* of Practic ing the Art. There were many and de grees of practicing nnd questionable art and a curious little book exists, writ ten about a hundred years ago, when popular opinion on the subject was al ready undergoing modification, by a "lady of distinction,’’ who preferred to rema)n anonymous, but is vouched for by the editor as especially entitled by position and experience to receive a respectful hearing, which, dealing with the art of costume, includes ad vice on the proper use of cosmetics, says the Nineteenth Century. By this authority white paint, together with enamel, is unconditionally condemned from the standpoint of morals and taste alike; while, on the other hand, “a little vegetable rouge" Is permitted for the purpose of “tingeing the cheek of a delicate woman." so long as it is not employed for the purpose of de ception. "What need is there, in deed," asks the writer, "for any con cealment In the matter?” "It seem 3 to me." she continues, “so slight and innocent apparel for the face (a k nd of decent veil thrown over the cheek) • * * that 1 cannot see any shame in the most ingenious female acknowledg ing that she occasionally rouges. The one article of rouge Is, however, the single species cf positive art that, ac cording to this somewhat arbitrary judge, a woman of integrity can per mit herself, white enamel, painted lips and penciling of the eyebrows only exciting "contempt for the bad taste and blindness which deems them passable.” What Your Voice Looks Like. To take a picture of your voice It is only necessary to tie a sheet of thin, strong paper over the wide end of tin trumpet. Hold It with the sheet of paper upward, lake u thin pinch of fine sand ami place it in the center of the paper, hold the trumpet \ertlf.- ally above your face nnd sing a note Into the lower end. Do not blow, bv.t sing the note. Lower the trumpet carefully and look ut the sand. You will find that file vibrations of yoflr voice have scattered the pinch of r.vrd into a beautiful sound picture. Every note In the musical scale will p/odu"e a different picture, so you may produ-? a great variety of them. Home of th<.v« pictures look like pansies, roses ar-il other flowers; some look like Bnokes and others like flying blrds—ln fact, there is no limit to the variation, if you wish to see the pictures while they are being made you may employ bn old bell-shaped ear trumpet, or you may use your trumpet with a shon piece of rubber tubing on the mouth piece.— Answers. A Gentle Hint. He—lda, are you lctlc sports? She (who has waited) Yes; I am very much interested in the ring Just now. Output of California orange*. It Is probable that southern Cali fornia will ship out 16,000 car loade df orar£cs this season. You Can Uet Allen’s Foot-Faae Free. Write today to Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y., for a free sample of Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder to shake Into your shoes. It cures chilblains, sweating, damp, swollen, aching feet. It makes new or tight shoes easy. A certain cure for Corns and Bunions. All drug gists and shoe stores sell it; 25c. “Is it true that Rllson cume off the At lantic liner in full evening dress?" "Yes, he had to get his new diamond studs through the custom house.” Drafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications, a:- they cannot reach tho disc.i o«l portion of the car. There is only ono way to cun; deafness, and that is by consti tutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an Intlamed condition of the mucus lining of the Eustachian Tube. Whon this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or ixnncrfcct hear ing. and when it is entirely closed deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can bo taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but un inflamed condition of the mucus surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollnrs for any case of Deafness realised by catarrh) that cannot bo cured by Hull's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. F. J. CIIENEY & CO.. Toledo, O Sold by Druggists, 7.’>c. Hall's Family Pills are tho best. “What is political economy?" “It's the way u. man makes Ills family cut down household expenses while he's running for otlice.” TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY, Tako Laxative Ilromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund tho money if it fails to cure. 13c. E. W. Grove's signature on each box. “Our new cook has been with us three weeks now." "Yet you don't seem hap py." "No; she can't cook." FITS rermaoentlyCurcd. both* i.r nurvounnessartei first dny's use of Dr. Kline's Grout Nerve Itestorer. nend for FREE 9‘4.00 trial onitle and treatine- Dli. R. If. Klink. 1.U1..931 Arch Si„ Philadelphia, l*a. "Yes, this open winter Ts pleasant, but ’’ “But what?" “I don't think the weather ought to he run entirely in the interest of people who play golf." Reliable Help Wanted (Either sex.) The Humanitarian Home and Snnltar lum for Invalids and Health Seekers. Incorporated Send 12c In stamps for full Information. Address J. H. Teltlebaum, Treasurer, Las Vegas, N. M. “Do you enjoy the holidays?” "No. We have had so many invitations out that 1 feel as if I had been participating In a six-day turkey-eating contest.” Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. For children teething, softens the gums, reduces In flammation, allays pain, cures wind colic, fltc a bottle. “What do you consider the most level ing and civilizing influence of the pres ent age?” “The hath ttib.” I never used so quick a cure as Piso’s Cure for Consumption.—J. 15. Palmer, Box 1171, Seattle, Wash., Nov. 25, 1895. She—”A fortune-teller said to-day that I would marry soon.” He—“She did? Well, don’t let me detain you." For More Than a Century Baker's Chocolate hits been the stsudard. Made* only bjr Walter Baker A Co. l.tiL, Dorchester, Muss. “She has given him up forever.” “Why?" “She found out that he had en gaged a lawyer to censor his love letters to her.” Facts For Sick Women First—tho medicine that holds tho record for tho largest number of abso lute Cures of female Ills Is Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. Seoond tors. Pinkham oan show by her letter files In Lynn that a mil lion women have been restored to health by her medlolne and advice. \ Third - All letters to Mrs. Pinkham are received, opened, read and an swered by women only. This fact Is certified to by the mayor and postmas ter of Lynn and others of Mrs. Pinkham’s own city. Write for free book con taining these certificates. Every ailing woman Is Invited to write to Mrs. Pinkham and get her ad- \ vice free of charge. Lydia E. Pinkham Med. Co., Lynn, Mua \ nDODCV NEW DScovEnr. ciw. Wi Cp W iiulek roller uml cure* worst rases. Hook of testimonials mid to iia¥h* treatment riIKK. Itu. 11. 11. UIIKKK'K NOSH. Its. K, Atlanta, da. CARTER'S BNK a Just a* Cheap as i cor ink SHEEPMEN. Write in ;ormarkc'ret orts i a abeop and lamtia Tour consignments soiic't-d i>« ksni.Ll* a uoorn. ihs on'y i ha<-iusl\e Sheep Coium'ssloii Company at tha best sbeap market lu the *..i,0 cay block Van a. DADAI VCIQ Locomotor Ataxia con rAn AL I 9 Id sy-WKffi amnxt’d at recovery of patients t bought tneuiabie. by UK. CHI AM It'S It 1.0011 ANl> N lit VI FOOD, Write me about yourcase. Advice und proof or cures riIMC. lilt. (11A51,224 N.lOth Bt., I'lll I.AUM.I'IIt A,l‘A SUI fc CURE FUR FILLS nTHTINIJPIIeB produce moisture amt ran si- itthltig. Tills form, ns m-ll ns Him.l, lllix-dltiK or Protruding I'iloa arc cured i »pr> Bosanko'a Plleßomndy fit ops Itching and bb-cdltigt Abaorlis tumors, (sw- a •lar at druggists or aunt by infill. I'renl lr«t free. Write me aliout your c»bj. Dll. BOHAN KO, Pbllada., l*n. t^wmm ! Meat nniokrd In a fear hours with KRAUSERS' LIQUID EXTRACT OF SMOKE. Madu from hickory wood. Ghervper, clcauer, sweeter, and surer than the old way Need f r circular. 1. UlLtl sLU X UltO., MIUou, I’m UPIIYOnKKviVf.TIZiM*** pH CATAR RH-HAY FEVER and COLD In tlio i HEAD positively relieved and CURED by this wonderfully cleuiiMng— ntilCoptic— utul llculiug Spccillc. I'rice 25 and LU c 4 .a. i If not nt your druggists mmul to llaswoll Drug tu.. Wubt'jru Agents, Denver, Colo. WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES i / Regard Peruna as Their Shield Against Catarrh, * Coughs, Colds, Grip and Catarrhal Diseases. MRS. BELVA A. LOCKWOOD. LATE CANDIDATE FOB THE PRESIDENCY. Mrs. Belva Lockwood, the eminent barrister, of Washington, D. C., is the only woman who has ever been a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. She is tin* best known woman in America. As the pioneer of her sex in the legal profession she has gathered fume and fortune. In a letter to The Peruna Medicine Company, she says: “/ have used your Peruna both for myself and my mother, Mrs. Hannah J. Bennett, now In her 88th year, and I find it an invaluable remedy for cold, catarrh , hay fever and kindred dfeeases; also a good tonic for feeble and old people , or those run down and with nerves unstrung.” Yours truly, Belva A. Lockwood. Catarrh may attack any organ of the body. Women are especially liable to catarrh of the pelvic organs. There arc one hundred cases of catarrh of the pelvic organs to one of catarrh of the head. Mcst people think, because they have no catarrh of the head, they have no catarrh at all. This is a great mistake, and is tlie cause of many cases of sickness and death. “Health and Beauty” sent free to women only, by The Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio. JHt pRE^IUf - ! ■mgmSSf OFFICIAL STOCK SCALE WORLDS FAIR.CHICAGO, 1693 G/?A/f/&coAi laj l A ALSO OMAHA EXPOSITION 1896 HSAGO/v GCAttr uo — AWARDED DIPLOMAS GOLD MEDAL. OF THE WORLD STAND ABn Germf*£3r*K/>3Ayfsro*fy C+fICAGO S CALE- 7U. ' Rccuircs »o Cookihc EHtTI Mu'll CSLIMS amo curri cse of m stmsn Iflgl f :t»f—met/.t who vu co *s r Aft as * pcjw KflgUE i n«ST aouanT Ntw_._.JavaaiLf OTAKY or«B^ PRtfAREQ FCR LAUNDRYJPUR POSES ONLY Hpf|| • MANUFACTURED ONLY BY Hj I SAKTA CLARAJ-1 ANUFACT URING CO. USI 1 omaha."neb. 1 MAGNETIC MFI STARCH No Cooking ! It Stiffens the Goods , It Whitens the Goods j It Polishes the Goods It makes all garments fresh and 1 crisp us when first bought new. | , TRY A SAMPLE PACKAGE. Vuu'll like it if you try it. I You'll buy it If you try It. | You'll usu it if you try It. Try It. . * Bold by all Grocer*. ! J. D. Best & Sons, Wholesale Grocers. Distributing Agents, Denver, Colo. Saber's Itaps NpMti- Ifbee Klrh, TV hat U It 1 freen 'Vlli Catalog . f>y SEEDS^^ to B*«b * rf "* rr,in *^ to ftodnts. Luthrr, K.Tr.n I’a. a.mntitinl it, ■ JBj I,t «,»» ii,N *»,Fiiu*lifi. In,: l i,uf Oati: .1 ttr.Mar, tvu., 17. i iiu. Tmrli-t; «,„l 11. I. ?.JO7. Mm MadWlnir. Minn . t>» u,n»li>K : Vlltii.li hali.i ao ra per B>-ra. If T"U •Imitit. »i In- tti.ni. M r »|.h In (mill ru.loliirr., h.-nr, wIII .»H'l mi trial bH Q 10 DOLLARS WORTH FOR 100. Q 10 |,kk* „f in- • farm «•*■')*T~Malt lluali, (lit* 3 rarad BH . Corii--Hp,|!, |,fu luring ml t.u- 1, . ton \ ait l< ton* haj | |>»r ar« —"lmi,a ~ai« ali i in■ |, 7 . llnhiiii* liirrmla —tho (inl.il if r ,1.. mi ißflli, .lalHi 111,1 111. Hai>., Hiirlr j \vlirai, limluJliiir mir maw' JMK# V'A muili I‘UDt, Kfuliati'l *i#i'.t ' aial,.«. u llli>aa'it 9^o Wl shout Salaar-a brrat Million Itollnr iUf I'aiatnaa ft -.'O a hhi. and up PllllS pk«» TarUm urnd # I. M,J »- 11 nln * ndv. itltli /J,V JilSjr alone, fie, 10c. to Nalzer. wr.m Denver Direetory. HARNESS. MEn ble liar double >(*■ J ness, wit horn stuek saddle mßfStffßßßmfjMmSß/ I for sir.; jiu single d I buggy harness for Ij Ij deceived by worth II 01 er < *' rcct front II J lowest wholesale free. All goods stamped FRED MUEJ*- LKR, 1413 Larimer St.. Denver. Colorndo. GOODS SENT FOR EXAMINATION. and awn,ng co -1 6h«B PHOCTEI S PATENT ORE SACK* I ymio4O Arapahoa dtre«t.| OXFORD HOTbL Depot. Fireproof. C. IL Morue. Mgr., J. W. TenKyek. 11. A. Trip’ett. 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