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roun THE HAWAIIAN STAR, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1809, L f 1 " 2W i- 2 ' Tlie DAILY AND SEM I-WEEKLY. 2. Published every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian StAU Newspaper Association. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Local, per annum $ 8'iOb Foreign, per annum 12.00 Payable in Advance. Entered at Post Office at Honolulu, Hawaii, as second class mall matter. Subscribers who do not got their papers regularly will confer a favor by notifying the Star Office; Telephone 365. The 8upreme Court of the Territory of Hawaii has declared both THE HAWAIIAN STAR (Dally) and Trifc stMi-wcciLr oimiv novwH"'" throughout the Territory of Hawaii, ('suitable for ad verftialnn nroeeedlnas. orders, ludnments andi decree entered or rendered In the Courts of the Territory of Hawaii." 11.tt1.rn to THE HAWAIIAN STAR should not be addressed to any In dividual eonnectsd with the oice, but simply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Departments, according totenororpurpose. GEORGE F. HENSHALL MANAGER." THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4. 1CP9 THE SALOON AS A LOCAL ISSUE. OQOQOOQOOOOOOOQOQQOOOOOOOC "Gentlemen : After today's issue of The Star, the enclosed advertisement will no longer appear in The Star, being of a class of advertising which we have decided not to publish hereafter." OOO00CX5OO0O0OO0O0O0O0OOCX)0O0000OOO0OOOO00O00OXX50O Last monthj as the above letter sent to various advertisers indicates, saw the last of retail liquor advertisements in the cohimns of The Star. For some time they have been gradually stricken out. The management has declined the breweries' advertising 'business and, as eld time contracts have expired, it has declined to continue publish ing paid notices which arc in any way an advertisement bf a retail saloon,, or of the saloon as an institution. This is a step, taken within recent years by- most of the largest and highest class newspapers of the country, and by practically all the better class weeklies and maga zines. As far as The Star is concerned, it is carrying out a profound conviction that the saloon as an institution is so harmful in the com munity that no newspaper of standing should consent, to lend it the slightest countenance. It is quite impossible to follow the local records of crime and tragedy without reaching the conclusion that, no matter how the' larger prob lem of liquor is viewed, there are too may saloons in Honolulu, and some of them in unfit hands. It is the duty of the license commission, we believe, under the present law, to take the aggressive against these places, and further, it is the duty of all the political parties to take up the liquor issue being pressed upon them, with a viewVto strength ening the liquor law so that the saloon evil may be destroyed. Hono lulu s possible great future, as a residence, , town whosel xnmate at tracts all peoples, will be greatly hastened by a, successful campaign to eliminate the saloon. The issue is probably going to be, the most prominent one in the political campaign a year from now. As a newspaper standing for Republican princip we believe it is the duty of the Republican party to take the lead in improving the liquor law now 'in1 'force and for which it can justly claim credit. Without going into the diffi cult moot question of Prohibition, most citizens will agree that saloons ore an evil and, those who are well informed on . the subject','' that some Honolulu saloons are a curse to the 'community. The facts in support of this view can be shown as occasion arises. We think that the vot ers will render a verdict that way if given a chance, and we shall urge that the Republican party give them that chance. National political issues do not count very much here, and our politicians always fight largely on local issues. The most important of all local issues is the harm the retail saloon is doing to our population. ' - ' SHEBA TEACHES US A LESSON. Editor Sheba is the author of a most worthy literary effort to edu cate his' coimtrymen,- by means of a romance, in the knowledge of the laws of this land. The book will doubtless be of much benefit and it shows, what has been shown before, Mr. Sheba's most conscientious' and broadminded realization of his duties as an editor, editor being, as a recent decision held, a synonym for teacher. The book recounts the adventures of a Japanese youth who .came to Hawaii 18 years aero a:id began a career of crime. He started With misdemeanors and grad ually rose, so to speak, to the higher grades of felonies. Weaving, into the thrilling story of his adventures' some clear explanations of the Jaws ne violated, the author has produced a work which must certainly produce a very good effect. The work is for Japanese and is in the Japanese language. How , ever, it contains at least one thing that should be educative of Ameri cans. Says a description published in The Star yesterday' and, be it explained, written by a Japanese ; "He (the hero), escapes the punish ment on technicalities of law, but in corse of time he meets with Col onel Lovejoy of the Salvation Army, repents his innumerable crimes, and becomes a respectable citizen.' ' Could there be a more naive slap at our system of criminal prosecu tions than this? The hero, be it observed pursues an expanding career pf crime for eighteen years and though he naturally learns law from the inside, being in a constant tussle with it, he comes out on top every f'me, through technicalities." Evidently Editor Sheba has not watch ed our courts for nothing. The hopeless contest is finally ended by the Salvation Army. "Innumerable crimes" failed to land the doughty hero in jail, but finally the Army landed him as a convert and, it may be presumed, he lived happily ever afterwards, like the married heroes of days preceding the problem novel and the sad ending. Mr, bheba wrote for the purpose of educating Japanese. But he has produced something that ought to educate Americans. 1 The National Geographical Society has decided that Peary is en titled to a medal for discovering the North Pole Now let the Uni versity of Copenhagen decide that Cook did it first and the library of Cook and Peary literature will grow like an jnternational banyan tree, while a bewilderod public will wander hopelessly lost amid the jungle Banking Stocks Donds Commercial News BY L. D. TIMMONS Trade Shipping Travol The stock market was stronger by considerable odda today than In months past. Stocks already on the upgra.do wero forced farthur ahead than had been calculated for them, -whllo stocks hitherto dormant .assumed vigor hard ly expected of them Just yet All down the lino the bulls had the best of tho day's frolic, nd seemed to be In almost undisputed possession of large parts of tho situation" this after noon. , ? v The most sweeping advance was In Onomea. Yesterday as high as $52.25 was bid for this stock.. It was general ly felt that even bettor figures wero Im minent, but few there were who ex pected what happened. From that point there was a wild sweep upward to ?3C.uO, at which CO shares changed hands. This deal was followed by a sale of 75 shares at $57. At the close of the session there was an "offer 01 another block of 50 shares at $57, and an offer of $57 for ten shares.' Another lively center was Qahu. First there Were sales of; loO and 10 shares at $32.50, followed, however, by 115 shares at $33. Thera the quota tlons stuck, $32,875 being offered and $33 still asked when tile session closed. From $119.50 at the close yesterday, Walalua swept up to $120, sales of ;0, 25 and 35 shares being made at that figure. On the boards this morning $121 was offered, but holders were de manding $122 an advance of aDDro- xlmately $4 a share this week. Ewa also experienced a little of the boom effects. Between boards 20 and 5 shares' old at $30,875, which was jyesterday's top market. On the boards, liowever, 100, 100, 40, 10 and 10 shares changed hands at $31. At the close of the session $30,875 was offered, but holders were still demanding $31. Ten shares Pioneer sold on the boards at $182.50. For the stock $183 was offered and $185 a3ked. months, returning here in tho Mongo lia on December 27. BANK MEETING CALLED. The directors of tho First National Bank have Issued a call for a meeting of stockholders to bo held on Decern' ber G for tho purpose of acting upon tho proposal to absorb the Bank of Hawaii. The dato is set moro than a month ahead on account of the fact that some of tho stockholders reside on tho mainland, and must, under, the regulations, bo-glven tho chance of rb- presentation personally or by proxy at the meeting. This meeting, It 1s probably safe to say, Is merely a matter of form, made necessary by the rules, inasmuch as the business to come before It is al ready "cut and dried,'' so to speak, There Is no longer any question but that the deal with tho Bank of Hawaii will be put through without opposl tlon at any hand. COTTON AT KUNIA. A. V. von Valkenuberg spent all of yesterday on the cotton plantation of his company at Kunla, and returned in a most cheerful mood concerning the prospects of the baby Industry launch ed by himself and his co-experimenters. About twenty-flvo acres are now In cotton, and a part of it is starting to bear. The gin recently purchased will soon have ah the work, it can handle for a while, preparing tho lint for mar ket. The cotton company Is going ahead witn tho worit of preparing other land for planting. A steam plow has been moved aver from Walalua and tjils Is used to break tho hard ground. In respect to the cotton which will shortly be ready for shipment Mr. Van Valkenbeng' said this morning: "This first lot of coiton will be offered in the world's markets as superior grade, and will bo sold as such. Whether we will sell it in Eurone. America. T SI ... . 1 . t . . 1 4. 1. w.iw imu uuttweu a nine, xv auuica Japan or elsewhere I do not know: ,111 -A r rr r 1 1 .1 1 or . ' selling at .$5.75, followed by 25 at $5,625. A sale of $500 Olaa bonds was made at $100.25. Between boards 100, 65 and 100 Mc- Bryde changed hands at $4.50 and 10 oh the board at the same. At the close $4.50 was bid and $4,625 offered for' the stock. 1 Side sales were 20 shares Wailuku at $280 and $1,000 Hilo Railway sixes at' .$100.25. . ., TRENT GOING- EAST. Richard H. Trent of the Trent Trust Company, and treasurer ' of the City and County of Honolulu, will sail In the Manchuria next Saturday for a business and pleasure visit to various points in the States. His first Im portant stop will be at Cincinnati, the home village of Brother Bill Taft, and from there the county treasurer will go to Memphis, his former home. Mr. Trent will bo away less than two but I do know that we will take our time about it and so place tho cotton- that it will do us good as an advertise ment. We are not forced to1 sell, it atany particular time, and will wait for the highest figures obtainable." ALAMEDA SATURDAY. The following wireless has been re ceived by the Agents 'of the S. S. Ala meda. "Alameda, November 3, 8 p. m. Fine weather, light breeze and smooth sea, a&x. mues. wiu arrive aDout 7 a m. Saturday." PROMOTION COMMITTEE. After attending to routine business this afternoon, the Promotion Com mittee will adjourn to the old foundry of the Catton, Nelll Company In Queen street where Mr. Renear has establlBh- (Contlnued on Page Four.) Fresh Drugs are ea;"iitia. 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 arid 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. '4W 1 o SALE NOW ON Westinghouse Electric Irons HIGHEST INoQUALITY LOWESTIN PRICE) . 3 LBrv $4.00 S LB. : $4.50 , 6 LB : $4.59 7i LB t..$s.oo 9 LB- $6.00 The Ha I HERE can be none better than the BEST. The best printing is STAR printing. Don't think for a minute that your stationery is good enough. Keep abreast of the times and have THE BESJ. : : : The STAR has up-to-date type, up-to-date presses, and up-to-date workmen, who design and con struct MODERN PRINTING. ui Price Housenoi SPECIAL SALE One-Fourth Off Jo jJISCOI 0 SIOIB! 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