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THH HAWAIIAN STAR, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 1909.
v9 DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY. - , Published every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Stau Newsi'Ai-ek Association. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Local, per annum - $ 8.oc Foreign, per annum 12.00 Payable in Advance. Entered at! Post Offlco at Honolulu, Hawaii, as second class mall matter. Subscribers who do not get their papers regularly will confer a favor by notifying the Star Office; Telephone 365. The Supreme Court of the Territory of Hawaii has declared both THE HAWAIIAN STAR (Dally) and THE SEMI-WEEKLY STAR newspapers of general circulation throughout the Territory of Hawaii, ('suitable for ad vertising proceedings, orders, Judgments and decree entered or rendered In the Courts of the Territory of Hawaii." Letters to THE HAWAIIAN STAR should not be addressed to any In dividual conncctid with the ojee, but simply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Departments, according to tenor or purpose. GEORGE F. HENSHALL ..".MANAGER WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 1909 ASK FOR SHIPPING RELIEF r The legislature ought to adopt an emphatic expression in favor of a suspension of the coastwise shipping law regulations as far as Ha waii is concerned, until a shipping subsidy becomes successfully opera tive, ft is a matter just as important for Hawaii to unite upon as the land matter submitted by the Governor yesterday with a fine ap peal for a united Hawaii. Let the community "get together" on this and the result will be plenty of steamer accommodations for travellers. The expression favoring a subsidy should be as strong as the request for temporary relief from coastwise regulations, and thcfight for a subsidy should be kept up with full recognition of the wish to restore the coastwise regulatons at the earliest possible date. A SENSATIONAL SPECTACLE. The decision sustainig the sentence in the case of Samuel Gompers and associates is one of deep importance. Gompers has been President Of the American Federation of Labor, except for an intermission of one year, since 1882, and was in fact one of its founders, besides be ing since its organization editor of its offical magazine. To see him spending six months in jail for a contempt if court committed in ad vocacy of the cause of some strikers will certainly profoundly impress the labor organizations of the country, and may lead to important poli tical developments. With him is John Mitchell, President of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America for many years and so successful a labor 3iader that he has been seriously discussed as a candidate for Presi dent of the United States and was at times in close counsel with Presi dent Roosevelt. With him and Gompers in the jail sentence is Frank Morrison, secretary of the Federation. He is a printer and has long been a noted labor leader. These three men, for editorial utterances advocating a boycott, in the face of an order of court enjoining them from such utterances, arc to suffer six months' imprisonment. Enough has been shown of the temper of union labor in America to indicate that in the eyes of their followers they will be regarded as martyrs, although their guilt appears clearly enough, and if courts' orders arc to be respected at all. their punishment is necessary. Nevertheless there may be far-reaching political consequences of the sentence. Banking Stocks Bonds Commercial News BY L. D. TIMMONS Trade Shipping . Travel At might have been expectod, as a result of the announcement of an ex tra dividend, Walalua took to the skies this morning, making a slean sweep upward of $1.60 a share. Between boards 10, 40 and 63 shares sold at ?11S which was tho basis at the close of yesterday's session. When the announcement of tho extra dividend was made, however, 10 shares sold at ?119, an advance of a dollar. Later 5, 10, 25 and 10 Bhares sold at ?U9.50. Tho last figures were $119.50 bid, with $120 asked. Two sales of BcBryde stock, 50 and SO shares, wero made between boards nt $4.50. Bidding was at $4,375, while holders wero demanding $4.C25 Ha waiian Commercial appeared a quarter better than last figures, 30 and 10 shares selling at $31. Ewa was about the same, 10 shares selling between hoard at $30.75, that being trie figure offered for moro, while $30. 75 was asked. Onomea was stronger, GO shares sell ing at $52.25, and the same being of fered for more. Side sales between boards were 16 shares I. I. S. N. Co., at $112.50. Tho last sale of this stock was at $111. $5,000 Hllo Jlallroad sixes sold at $100.25, the old figure. A block of Paauhau, 75 shares., found a purchased at $28.75, the same being bid for more, with $29 asked. On -the boards this morning 15 Oahu sold at $32.50, an advapco of a quar ter. For the stock $32,375 was bid and 32. G25 asked. Another sale of Interest on the board was a block of 150 shares Honokaa at $19.G25, the same basis as last sale For this stock $20 is now asked. NOT A REBUKE TO REFORM. The verdict of the people of San Francisco yesterday against Prose cutor Iieney was not a vote against reform, Americans do not vote against honest reform, but it was a rebuke of the methods of the reformers. Reformers have no more right to engage in dishonest poli tics than the other side, far less right, in fact, if such a term as '"right" is allowable at all in such a connection, and, just because more is expected of them, the reaction against them .is stronger when they are found wanting. The impression prevailed in San Francisco that the' graft prosecution, represented by Hcney, was dominated by a per sonal animus against a few men called "higher-ups." A score of men known to be guilty had been let free in the effort to get these higher ups. The popular notion that this was a rank injustice has been grow ing for a long time. The vote probably means a freeing of some men who richly deserved punishment. The famous "graft prosecution" has failed all along the line. It began with the most complete and sensational exposure of graft ever made in an American city, .it. had the confessions of sixteen supervisors, the records to substantiate their statements, and the clear proof of the .guilt of the mayor. It ends without one single important conviction to its credit. The absurd methods of American court procedure in criminal cases are in part responsible, but the methods of the prosecution are more to blame. Only a couple of years ago the graft prosecution took the resignations cf sixteen supervisors, ousted the mayor, appointed a new mayor and r.tw supervisors. and it had the community backing at white heat. Yes terday it couldn't elect the man who saved the city from the known thieves. There is a great lesson for reformers in studying the reason why. PAPERS FILED. TUe following papers have be'jn filed for vecord up to this afternoon: Thomas C. Pollkapu, et al to H. M. Hanluo, deed. Kaluna and husband et al, to John J. Makalwi, deed. Hawn. Land & Imp. Co., Ltd., to L. L. McCandless, deed. Hawn. Cemetery iAsnn. Ltc' to L. L. McCaondless, deed. Annie S. Parke to H. Gorllch, deed. F. A. Schaefer to A. S. C'eghorn release. L. L McCandless and wife to Hawn Land & Imp. Co., deed. .lames ...rmstrong et al to Aahu R. & L. Co., deed. L. L. McCandless and wife to Oahu R. & L. Co, need. j Dezideria Telles and wife to J. A. Magoon, mtg. Emma Baker, by atty., to Pioneer .Mill Co., lease. Moses K. Kalaluhi to Pioneer Mill Co., lease. Cecil Brown tr, to Mrs. Ahla McKea gue, deed. Cyrus T. Green to Cecil Brown, td., mtg. W. S. Nic'oll and wife to Central Mill Co. deed. Dept. of Public Instruction to Ter ritory of Hawaii, deeds (two.) Philip Pali to Pioneer Mill Co., lease. cent, bringing the grand total for tub year up to 9 per cent as stated. It is not settled, however, that thero will bo no extra dividend in Decern-, her, this matter having been passed over until tho return of Mr. E. D. Tenney from tho east. Thero is somo Idea that ono per cent In extra divi dends may be added in that month, increasing tho total for the year to ten per cent. If this ia not done, quite a healthy balanco will bo' carried over with which to begin tho new year. In all probability Ewa will not pay any more extra dividends this year. although this, too, Is not final. This course will doubtless be made neces sary by tho extraordinary expenses rn- cldent to tho strike. PROMOTION COMMITTEE. Thero will bo a business meeting of the Hawaii Promotion Committee at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon. Tho most important thing now in sight to como up is tho matter of a man to take char'go of the coming floral par ade, it being hoped that the commit tee will, by that time, be able to re port a name. ALAMEDA REPORTS. The Alameda, now on her way to Honolulu, reports as follows: "Alameda, 8 p. m. Nov. 2. All well, 1285 miles, fine weather, light south west wind, email sea and large west erly swell. Bar. 30:29 steady, 1600 tons cargo, ninety cabin, 2G steerage, CO sacks mail and Wells Fargo Ex press,",, , - .i-i 1 STOCK EXCHANGE REPORT. Session Sales -15 Oahu Sugar, Co., $32.50; 10 Walalua $119.00; 5 Walalua $119.50; 25 Walalua $119.50; 10 Wall Between Boards 50 McBryde $4.50; 10 Walalua $11S.00; 40 Walalua $118.00 G3 Walalua $118.00; 30 Haw. C. & S. Co., $34.00; 10 Haw; C. & S. Cc, $34.00; 80 McBryde $4.50; 40 Ewa, $30.75; 60 Onomea $52.75; 10 Ewa $3,.75; 10 I. I. S. N. Co., $112.50; $5000 Hllo R. R. Co., $100.25; 75 Paauhau. $26.75. Stock. Bid. Asked. Ewa Plant. Co 30.75 Hawaiian Agri 225.00 Haw. C. &S. Co i-iawallaii' Sugar 47.75 Honomu Sug. Co Honokaa Sugar Co Haiku Sugar Co 300.00 Hutchinson Kahuku Plant. Co.... 30.25 Kekaha Sugar Co McBryde 4.375 Oahu Sugar Co 32.375 Onomea Sugar oC... 52.25 Ookala Sugar Co 12.00 Olaa Sugar Co 5.G25 Paauhau 28.75 Pacific Mill Co 140.00 Paia 'Plant. Co 300.00 Pepeekeo Pioneer Mill Co 182.00 Waialua Agri 119.50 ,.Vailuku .Wainiea Sugar Co Hawaiian Elec. Co.... 150.00 Hon. R. T. Co. pfd 'Hon. R. T. co. com... 88. Ou Nahiku Rub. Co 30.875 34.25 48.60 170.00 20.00 18.50 200.00 4.t)2 32.G25 J3.00 5.75 29.00 165.00 184.50 120.00 290.00 150.00 103.00 Hearst as a bad third in yesterday's election in New York, may be expected to repeat his announcement of some years ago that he would never be a candidate for office again, and itjwill have to be accepted with the weight usually given to such announcements, which, be it noted in passing, Bryan never makes. WOOLLEY.S WASHINGTON CAMPAIGN. It is not fair to tl'ie people of this community for any citizen to go to Washington and other Eastern centers, lobbying for passage of a law applying to Hawaii, without consulting the people of Hawaii and having their authorization to represent them. General Woolley has no commission to so represent the people of these islands. If a Prohibition law for Hawaii is to be passed, it should be passed here. The spectacle of one citizen, a very 'recent newcomer at that, at tempting to settle the whole question for us in Washington, though it Is a question of admitted great difficulty to all, is an impertinence that is naturally resented. Of course Mr, Woolley may know more about Hawaii and .what is good for her than people who have lived here all their lives and studied hard over laws and policies for the benefit of her people. But the people of Hawaii think they have shown pretty fair ability to look after themselves and Mr. Woolley, if he only knew. it, is dealing a blow at the cause he wants to advance. Strange that, supervisors should vote. against pure milk when it seems to lie so apparent that some of them ought to live on milk, fiom a bottle, , WAIALUA EXTRA. Tile directors of Waialua plantation decided today to pay an extra dividend of one and three quarters per cent, on November 15, which, together with tho regular dividend of three fourths per cent., will bring the total for the month up to two and one-half per cent. This extra dividend for November will bring Waialua's total for tho year up to iiine per cent., viz: up to July 15, ono half per cent each month, mak ing 3 1-2 per cent; 'August, September and October, 3-4 per cent each, or 2 1-4 per cent; November 3-4 regular and 1 3-4 extra, or 2 1-2 per cent; and De cember, regular dividend of 3-4 per O. R. & L. Co 135.00 Hllo R. R. Co 12.500 Hon. B. & 1,1. Co 23.25 'Haw.. Pine. Co 28.25 JCal. Ref. Co. Gs 'Kohala Ditch Gsc Hllo R. It. Co. Cs 100.25 Honokaa Gs 102.50 O. R. & L. Co. 5s 101.50 Oahu Sugar 5s 101.00 Pacific Mill Gs ;.. 103.00 Pioneer Gs Waialua Agri. Gs 100.50 30.00 13G.O0 14.50 24.00 28.75 101.50 100.00 100.25 103.00 104.50 KAHANA ROAD ASSURED. The Kahana beach road contract ratification passed without opposition at the meeting of the Board of Su pervisors last night', on- first reading carrying an appropriation of ,$15,700. Li Tuesday Afternoon and Evening, November 9 8 THE GREAT. SEATS ARE O NSALE AT BERGSTROM MUSIC STORE. PRICES: $1.00, 75, 50, 25 CENTS. Fresh Drugs are es-;ntia. in cases of illness.' We have sup plies by every steamer and they are handled in the store by intelligent assistants. If you are particular about your goods and service, come to us. Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd. PHONE 297. MEALS We serve the best meal in the city and serve the ) meals best. There is a distinction. The difference is in the price of our ood meals and the indifferent ones served elsewhere. , PALM CAFE, Hotel near Union. if, ' 10 Days C A I p JHL JL-tf i-tf NOW ON Westinghoulsfr Electric Irons HIGHEST INEQUALITY LOWEST IN PRICE 3 LB- - $4.00 5 LB ; $4.50 6 LB $4.50 7i LB $5.00 9 LB- $6.00 The Hawaiian Electric Co., w oi Price Housetioi SPECIAL SALE . One -Fourth Off tfSWf '25 Discount 25 DRESS SUIT CASES, AGATE WARE, GLASS WARE, BASKET WARE, CROCKERY, HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN UTENSILS. t i Lewis Gomnanu A- Jf J Lid 1 I II HOUSEHOL' EMPORIUM. $ 169 King Street. Telephone No. 240. 9 . f f t