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tHffl HAWAIIAN STAR, -MONDAY, NOVEMBER ' 29, 1909. '
ffA. The? SLenrGLletrx Staup DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY. Published every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Stab Newspaper Association. THE STAR ACCEPTS NO LIQUOR ADVERTISEMENTS. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Local, per annum $8.oc Foreign, per annum 12.0c Payable in Advance. Entered nt Post Offico 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 andi decree entered or rendered fn the Courts of the Territory of Hawaii." Letters to THE HAWAIIAN STAR should not be addressed to any In dividual connectid with the ojee, but simply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Departments, according to tenor or purpose. GEORGE I-IENSIIALL EDITOR. MONDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1909 THE BRITISH CRISIS. N London despatches brought by mail bear out the opinion lately ex pressed in The Stac, that the rejection of the Liberal budget bill by the Lords will not likely cause a resignation of the Asquith cabinet. It is believed that on the rejection of the bill By the House of Lords, Premier Asquith will move in 'the House of Commons a resolution condemning the action of the peers, affirming the sole right of the Commons to deal with matters of taxation and declaring the peers' attempt to force a dissolution unconstitutional. Whatever further course may be taken, a despatch says, is unknown but it is quite un likely that the cabinet will resign unless the government is defeated at the elections. As the bill passed final reading in the Commons' by a vote of 300 to 40, it would be most remarkable if Premier As quith should throw up his hands in consequence of adverse action by the Lords. As to the constitutional point raised in the predicted reso lution, anything that is done .under the unwritten constitution of. Brit ain becomes constitutional providing it sticks. The constitution is built of precedents. So if Ithe Lords do force a dissolution of Par liament and the Government be beaten on its appeal to the people, the Lords will henceforth be constitutionally justified in doing the same thing again whenever an occasion arises. Upon the same premises the time-honored doctrine of exclusive control of financial questions by the Commons may go by the board. On the other hand an overwhelming popular endorsement of the administration budget would most likely cause a backdown of the peers. Should they remain obdurate in the event mentioned, then and not till then would the controversy yield revolutionary possibili ties. Flushed with victory at the polls the ministry might inaugurate a movement for mending or ending the aristocratic lvanch of Parlia ment as the tocsin once sounded by Gladstone put the issue. Al ready; in advance of the probable-appeal to the country, modes of ac tion in such a crisis are freely discussed. One of these is abolition straight. Another is to neutralize 'the toryism of the august body by the creation of a sufficient number of Liberal peers to give that party a fighting chance for its measures on review in the second cham ber. Such a leveling process as the latter would be decidedly revolu tionary, in practical effect indeed only secondary to either wiping out the Lords, as a political entity, or making them elective. There is another phase of the British impasse which is more inter- cstincr, probablv, to the outside world in general and the United States' in particular than the politico-constitutional question. This is the im portant side issue that has all along loomed in the background, but which Mr. Balfour, the late Unionist premier and now leader of the opposition, has just distinctly brought to the front. He has done so by accepting at long last, in a speech at Manchester, Chamberlain's doctrine of tariff reform as the only practical alternative to Chancel lor Lloyd-George's budget. Tim stand taken by Balfour will make the coming election if precipitated turn as much upon the question between taxation of the landed interests and a protective tariff as it will upon the interference of the Lords with fiscal legislation. By making the battleground fiscal instead of constitutional, the leading opposition commoner will in fact materially change the aspect of the conflict. Tn other words he presents an effectual buffer to the im pact of the projectiles from the radical foundry intended to smash ,the hereditary house. Yet success to his tactics would mean a scarce ly less revolutionary outcome for the United Kingdom than would the triumph of a radical campaign against the Lords. Since the time of Cobden free trade has been a tenet religiously maintained by Par liament and people. In abandoning it Balfour, while cijting the ex amples of America and Germany in behalf of a protective policy, even was constrained to hedge a little bit by saying he would not touch tariff reform "if it were to increase the ordinary cost of living of the working classes." His speech was mainly a denunciation of the bud get and an appeal to his audience by the representation that tariff re form would be especially beneficial to the cotton industry, which was seriously threatened by European, American and Japanese competition and by the growing difficulty of obtaining sufficient raw material. Should the .side wind of protection defeat the Asquith administra tion, the result would in a political sense be retrograde. The budget proposal to tax the increased values of land due to the general pro gress of ithe country would be among the most advanced steps ever taken by the nation. Its rejection by the people would set the coun try back, perhaps a century, in its progression from the times of feudal tenure. And, as the San Francisco Call fitly observes: Now a high tariff in England means a totally different thing from what we know as protection in this country. The most important imports of England are foodstuffs and if the revenue must come from that source the 'taxation will fall chiefly on the poorer classes. That fact will be made very clear to the voting masses during the campaign. England does not import manufactured articles in any great degree because she makes these things for export. If she wants rev enue Irom customs duties it must fall on the price of food. Her importations of luxuries such as wines and tobacco arc already taxed to the last notch that the traffic will bear. Banking (ffc " 0 an Trade Commercial News Dondfl BY L. D. TIMMONS TraveI Somebody has been quietly buying for t.vo reasons: First on account or up McDryde stock since Saturday, but- the popularity of tho subject to bo as, In tho meanwhile, somebody else treated the Y. M. C. A. was constdor has been quietly selling McBrydo stock 'ed to bo to small; the Bonlno theater since featurday one mo draw his j8 equipped with an excellont stereop- tlcon, which will be used extensively In Illustrating the lecture. Mr. Ryan Is an Interesting speaker and, most of all, thoroughly understands his subject. own conclusions. it simply means that some people have confidence that the new plans for McBryde will Be through while others doubt It. At any rate, 7C5 shares sold between tho boards, the flguro realized being ?G.50. On tho boards this morning there was a very slight advance, 2o and 10 shares Ilndlng purchasers at ?G.G25. At the close ?G.fiO was offered for the stock, JG.75 being asked. One salo of Waialua was reported, GO shares going at $122.50. Only $122 was offered, with none In sight at that llgure. There has been a considerable run on Honokna, althought at slightly re duced figures. On the streets 175, SO, CO and 30 shares were sold at ?19.75, while on 'Change 5, 0 and 25 went at the same. Tho quotations wore $19. G25 and 520 respectively. Pioneer seemed firm at $190.15 and 10 shares selling at that. The same was offered for more, but holders demanded $192. Between boards . 10 shares of Ewa sold nt $31.75, while 15 and 10 shares found purchasers on the boards at the same. For the stock $31.75 was bid and $32 asked. One sale 40 shares at Hawaiian Commercial was made at $3G.25. For the stock the same was bid and $36.50 asked. NOT AMALGAMATION. Stockholders of both McBryde and Makawell plantations were Interest ed In a newspaper report of this morn ing to tho effect that the two est'ates would likely bo amalgamated. Of course they knew nothing about such a deal, or even that such had been talked of. That McBryde stockhold ers would amalgamate is a question and a big ono; but the idea of a pay ng estate shouldering a plantation which is heels over head In debt well, that's funny. There Is an Idea of a water deal between Makawoli and McBryde, contingent upon Alex ander & Baldwin taking over the agency; but that is as far as any amalgamation proposition has gone or well can go at this stage of the game. HARBOR DREDGING The dredger Reclamation has been STOCK EXCHANGE REPORT. Session Sales 20 McBrydo $G.G25; 5 Honoka $19.75; 5 Honokna $19.75; 25 Honokaa $.1975; 10 Ewa $31.76; 15 Ewa $31.75; 10 McBrydo $G.G25; 10 Haw. C. & S. Co. $3G.25. Between Boards 7G5 McBrydo $G.50 GO Waialua $122.50; 100 Honokaa $19 (5; l7o Honokaa $19.75; 80 Honokaa $19.75; 50 Honokaa $19.75; 30 Hono Kaa $iu.5; i Pioneer $190.00; 10 Pioneer $190.00; 10 Ewa $31.75; 50 Olaa $G.375. Stock Bid. Asked. fcwa 'iant Co 31.75 32.00 Haw. C. & S. Co 3G.25 3G.50 Hawaiian Sugar 50.00 Houoniu Sugar Co 175.00 Honokaa Sdg. Co.... 19.75 20.00 Hutchinson 17.75 Kanuku Plant. Co.... 30.00 Kekahn Sugar Co.... 190.00 Koloa Sugar Co 150.00 lf-T...1. muuijruo C.50 c75 uanu bugar Co 32.625 32.75 unomea Bug. Co 54.50 Olaa Sugar Co c.375 Paauhau 29.50 Pepeekeo 150i00 Pioneer Mill 191.00 Waialua Agri 1-22.00 UTalmea T T - a. . uo 114.00 ... Hawn. Elec. Co 150.00 Hon. R. T. Co. pfd.... 102.00 Hon. R. T. Co. com... 90.00 Mutual Tel. Co g.oo "uu- 40.00 nuw. i-jneappio Co.... 28.50 Cal. Ref. Co 6s Haw. irr. Co. Gs 97.OO 100.00 ""u . u. (jo. Gs.... 100.25 Honokaa Gs 102 50 Hon. R. T. Co. Co.... ios'.OO McBrydo Gs Oahu Sugar 5s " 10100 Pacific Mill Gs 10300 Waialua Agri Gs 100.75 G.50 30.00 192.00 125.00 175.00 100.50 111.00 98.50 101.00 MRS. HOVEY MAY COME, latn n.n J,3 Hvey' wldow of the s ?n T n Ad H,Vey' New Yor' Poet, is m Los Angeles and may visit Ho rn0, TJ"TllVh.r Months. The .0 cv KHien rn nr. lia.. being the writ n" l'"' EL", '"2" ni.l nn 1 " uuauuuu juci v 1,1 ppnnpo ..w ! - , yj . 6ti;iU1 wer lecture brought up from Pearl Harbor and at "eroi'e the famous Friday Mornmr G o'clock this morning began work at ; ngoies, on her favorite iciilKJU (limp Moral the Hackfelcl slip in the west end V tho hafbor All of the berth room in that locality, filled by the seepage from Nuuanu' stream, will be cleans , out again. i In this connection It is of into- 1 to note that the dredger Pearl Bar, which is inside the reer at w , will soon be moved to a point oppo site the Federal reservation ( . Afong and McCandless plarp-) tmI will pump mud from there Into ihf duck ponds between the bench the Walklkl road. The Pearl Bar is at present off Brown's place and a channel is being blasted out so that she can get over to the reservation. from the newspapers. praise What Every Woman 'Kjiibws Every woman knows of tho popular, fashlonablo revival In favor of tinted walls. She knows that tho leading decorntivo authorities, In Im portant' articles recently polished In such magazines as The Ladles' Homo Journal, Delineator, McCall's, House Beautiful, Country Life, etc., have point ed but tho unique, artistic valuo of Alabastlno tints, to supply this new and increasing demand 'In decorative art. As a result, Alabastlno today is distinctly tho vogue. Tho ideal wall covering to bo artistic should, first of all, be rich, mel low and restful in tint. It should bo easy to apply to tho wall, and it ought to bo durable, for tho cost and annoyanco of redecorating should bo con sidered. Only ono wall covering Alabastlno fills theso essential requirements. Alabastlne has no glaring colors no harsh, metallic effects. Its tints are soft and volvety. They glow with warmth; they radiate restfulness. Alabastlno Is inexpensive and will not fade nor , rub ojf. Decorate the Walls of Every Room with Alabastlno is a natural cement, ground from pure alabaster rock. It does not require glue or paste. In applying, simply mix the Alabastlno with cold water and apply with a wldo flat brush. It Is put up in 5-pound packages and we carry a large assortment of colors in stock. Ask for card giving full Information and showing the different tints. E. O. Hall & Son, 1 CRYS TAL WHITE SOAP ft- beats anything on the market for the home laundry. White in color, high grade,, and costs no more than common soap. Sold by all Grocers OUR PASTRY IS NEVER STALE. IT IS MADE IN OUR BAKERY EVERY DAY, AND IS CONSEQUENTLY FRESH. FINE CAKES, PIES AND GERMAN CAKE ARE HERE TO YOUR ORDER. ne Job .ormrmir. max omc. MR. MORGAN RETURNS. James F. Morgan, presldest of tha Chamber of Commerce, returned in the Manchuria this morning from an ex tended tour of the States and seems to be fn excellent health. He had the good fortune to strike three Immense "celetirations' while away, they be ing the Alaska-Yukon Exposition, at Seattle; the portola festival, at San Francisco, and' the Hudson-Fulton an niversary observance in New York. Mr. tMorgan speaks Interestingly of the business 'situation In the east, prosperity being denoted at every hand. RECEPTION TO JAPANESE. The Merchants' Association is mark ing time today on the arrangements for the entertainment of tho Japanese commercial travellers on tho evening of December 6. There Is hardly a doubt but that the invitation to the banquet will be accepted. However, the committee would be certain before going ahead. The Garden Island comments on the effective use of the automobile in rounding up a gang of gamblers at Hanalei by an expedition Irom Lihuc. Although the experience of both Hawaii and Oahu with offi cial automobiles has not been altogether favorable to economy, there is no doubt that judiciously employed the automobile will save monev and bring profitable results where services are affected by distance'. The question to be considered in all such cases is the comparative economy between the owning and the hiring of automobiles. Kauai has made so good a record in practical results from county government, it is a pity if it is going to be stained by any example of the worst form of graft the protection of lawbreakers By the guar dians of the peace. WILD CAT SCHEMES. It seems that Honolulu Is Ameri canized to the extent that It likes to be gulled. With the Mayflower min ing scandal still fresh in mind, there aro those here who are still hungry for any. strango bait that may be cast Into the pool. In other words, with sugar stocks and bonds, tho value ot which is known on the streets, gllt edgo investments there are those who are ready to snap up outside baubl03 which tho Idlffcrence of ample home capital has apparently driven upon tho world. Rather strange, eh? TALK ON CONCRETING. The talk of Mr. W. R. Ryan at tho Bonlno theater this evening on tho subject of reinforced concrete pro mises to be an affair of larger pro portions than had been exjected of It. Tho original Intention had been 10 have the lecture In tho Y. M, C. A. hall (it being under Y. M. C. A. tuspices.) but a change had to bo made ananas, Pineapples (Canned or Fresh) to your ma'nland friends for the holl day. Island Fruit Co. 72 s- King Street, Phone 15. MEETING NOTICE. K2; A""" -Meeting of the Walalae. . mi hi :1lTPaIo, Movement Clu, will be he d at the residence of Mr. at "TueSd 30 l-t. o., xj vluUft. p. 111, BUSINESS-Reports of Committees Election of Officers, ""j omer competent business. EMIL A. BERNDT, President D. w. ANDERSON, Secretary. byauthoeiTy RESOLUTION. BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, that tuo auin 01 SiWfiN HUNDRED AND FIFTY ($750.00) DOLLARS be and the same is hereby appropriated from the General Fund, for the payment of ac count Known as "Repairs, Kallua and MaunawiH Bridges, Koolaupoko Dls trlct." Honolulu, T. H. November 20, 1909. Presented by Supervisor J. C. QUINN. Tho foregoing Resolution was, nt a regular adjourned meeting ot the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of Honolulu, held on Friday, November 20, 1909, ordered pass to print on tho following vote for tho said Board: Ayes: Kane, Logan, McClellan, Quinn. Total 4. Noes: Nono. Absent and not voting: Ahla, Ay lett, Cox. Total 3. D. KALAUOKALANI. JR. Clerk, City and County of Honolulu. 5ts Nov. 27, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2. SPaalrxa Cafe HOTEL NEAR UNION STREET. PHONE 311. 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