of the coasts of India, Burma, Ceylon, and the Straits Settlements, and he visited Hongkong and the Tieatv Ports of China, Japan,- the Philippine Islands, South and East Africa, and Australia. In 1902 he entered the companyas Rangoon offices in order to strengthen his commercial knowledge. Six months later he became a partner in the firm of G. Coia e Co., and another eighteen months saw him start in business on his own account under the style of P. Michael e Co.
F. H. SCHULE, LTD.
At a rough estimate, the a Cinderella a paddy separator is being used in nearly 400 of the largest rice-mills in different parts of the world. For a dozen and more years past it has been well known among the principal
ricc-millers in Burma, and it is growing steadily in favour. Quite recently the holders of the patentsaMessrs. F. H. Schule, Ltd., Hamburgaopened a branch in Rangoon to facilitate the conduct of their business, and there is no doubt that at a the very heart of the rice industry of the world a they will meet with the same measure of success that has rewarded their enterprise in such large rice centres as Siam and Cochin China. Messrs. Schule, Ltd., specialise in all kinds of rice-mill machinery ; their a Cinderella a is a machine constructed on the reciprocating, or shaking, principle, and invariably has given the very best results, and recently their improved rice-whitening cones have also been introduced with great success in many rice-mills in the East.
Mr. Albert Fischer, the manager of the
companyas Rangoon branch, is the son of a mill owner. Born in a small town near Magdeburg, in Germany, in 1871, he joined Messrs. Schule, Ltd., in 1895, aAd travelled very extensively in Europe, Asia Minor, and the United States of America, selling and supervising the erection of their machinery. He came to the East in 1906, after four yearsa service as chief of the drawing and construction office at headquarters, and in the interests of the company has been journeying in Egypt, South India, the Straits Settlements, Cochin China, and Siam. He is the patentee of a contrivance which does away with the nuisance caused by the flying husk ashes emitted from the chimneys of rice mills. He opened a branch for Messrs. Schule, Ltd., in Bangkok in 1907, and it was the support received from the rice-millers
there that led the company to open a special office also at Rangoon.
A flourishing business is conducted by Mr. Andrew Hazlewood in the building of motor launches and cargo barges. It is the outcome of the Hawa Foundry, which Mr. Hazlewood and his brothers started in 1905, but which, with the exception of the boatbuilding department, was closed two years later. Mr. Hazlewood also has a large I urn-over as a purchaser of paddy, which he brings down to Rangoon and sells to local mills. Further than this, he does an extensive trading business on the Arakan coast, to which he carries goods in his own boats.
Mr. Andrew Hazlewood was born in Ran-
goon in 1879, and was educated at Nazaribagh School, near Calcutta, and Ecoile Ozanem College, Paris. He then returned to Rangoon and entered the service of Messrs. Gillanders, Arbuthnot e Co., and after three years with this firm, he commenced business for himself as a buyer of paddy. In 1900 he established the firm of Callard e Co., music and piano warehousemen. Mr. Hazlewood is an enthusiastic big-game hunter and a capable yachtsman.
SOLOMON e CO.
Messrs. Solomon e Co. have carried on business at 271, Dalhousie Street, as wholesale and retail wine and spirit merchants and oilmen, since 1871. They are sole agents for Marie, Brizard and Rogersa cognacs, William
Greer e Co.as whiskeys, and the manufactures of many other European houses. The firm was founded by the late Mr. E. J. Solomon, and on his death, in 1898, his three sons, Messrs. I. Solomon, K. Solomon, and J. Solomon, continued the business. Mr. Kelly Solomon is the managing partner.
THE PH(ENIX COACH WORKS COMPANY.
Horses and carriages play a far larger part in the social life of the European in the East than is usually the case in the West. Many things combine to forbid the energetic pedestrianism which the young Englishman practices at home, the climate, of course, being the main factor. In these circumstances, the coach-building trade in Rangoon assumes quite important proportions.
THE PHCENIX COACH WORKS.THE PHCENIX COACH WORKS.