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THE HAWAIIAN STAK, WEDNESDAY' DECEMBER 1, "1609.
It, ll j H"n 'litntr nil i I. v Mi v . IF i. The Hawaiian 8tai DAILY AND, SEMI-WEEKLY. Published every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Star Newspaper Association. ' ' . THE STAR ACCEPTS NO LIQUOR ADVERTISEMENTS. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Cocal, 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 got 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 cf general circulation throughout the Territory of Hawaii, ('suitable for ad verftlslng proceedings, orders, Judgments and 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 conncctsd with the o;ce, but simply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Departments, according to tenor or purpose. GEORGE F. HENSHALL .EDITOR.' WEDNESDAY'. DECEMBER 1, 1909 THE RUSSIANS. Russian immigration to Hawaii is attracting favorable attention on the Pacific Coast. ' The, people over here have no fear regarding the possibility of such intelligent and sturdy white peasants of Europe drifting to their communities should they tire of the subtropical fields. In fact it is just the kind of folks they w.o.uld like to have as neighbors and fellow-citizens. IHs Up fctfHawaii tmakc the Russians so con tested that they will 'glSy'HefclMllis is not done they will certainly, to 'a more or less 'extent, be lost to the islands. Intelligence such as theirs will not be long in absorbing the lure of the great continent with its promise of broad acres cheaply purchasable and its full meas ure of American jritizenship but fair wages and good treatment at the1 start, with the opportunity assured for later acquiring independent homes' on the soil, ought to hold ia goodly proportion of the Russians as. even .less favorable., conditions have retained the Portuguese into the second and third, generations. u ' At mignt occur to the people of the Pacific Coast to take a cue from Hawaii's enterprise in pjocufing ddsijrable immigration from the Rus sian dominions." This would give '.'them a better class of industrial settlers than they get from the transcontinental drift of European im migration which, is. liable to drop much of its choicer elements in the rich farming and grazing lands, and the labor market of the great manufacturing towns', beyond the Rockies. With such sources of white immigration as Manchuria and Siberia available providing no embargo upon the liberty of movement be interposed by Russia there should be no reason why San Francisco might not become an impor tant gateway for the reception of an unexceptionable class of new blood to develop the country. It has in former times, back to the days of the argonauts, been the gateway of various elements that have not been de sirable, but on the contrary have hindered development on American lines and created both national and international problems oi vexing character. As an entrepot for white immigration San Francisco would have its general commercial importance enhanced and Hawaii would receive a reflex benefit from the increased distinction of the port that hqlds the major share of its growing commerce with the mainland. Common sense is never more refreshing than when it breaks into a hotair area of pressure. An instance in point is the concise manner in which the San Francisco Bulletin, as elsewhere quoted, deals with the calamity prognosticates regarding their figuring out of how easy it would be for an enemy to subjugate the United States. Banking Stocks Bonds . Commercial News BY L. dI.TIMMO'NS1 t Trade ? : : Shipping Travel T "Alaineda Day" Is always a dull one In stock circles, and today proved no" exception to tile rule. Therp was little trading on the streets and brok ers had scarcely gotten In shape for business ,at the hour of the board meeting. ; Quotations showed no changes of noto since yesterday, the market remaining firm although not particular) strong, A sale of Interest was -20 Pioneer at ?192. This was before, the dividend of 2 per cent. Afterlhq dividend ?1J0 was bid and ?191 asked. Two blocks of Ewa, each of 120 shares, sdd at $31.75. This Was also the dividend. . On 'the boards $31. 2o wns bid 'rinT4 ?31.75 asked. Olaa nhd 'McBryde ngalit ran to gether.' On the boards 25, 10, 5 and 5 shareS' Ofj'j!tho former sold at ?G.25, live snares of McBryde going at the same, "Later 5 and 75 shares of Mc Bryde sold however, at $G .375. At the close Olaa stood ?6.25 and $0.50; Mc Bryde ?C375 and ?G.50r A bond sale of some Interest was ?G,000 Hllo Railway sixes at $100.50, which seems to have become a stan dard for those bonds', i, , THE NEW DIRECTORS., J. H. Hertsche, chairman of the .no minating committee' of the' Merchants' Association, has submitted the fol lowing names for directors of the body tlje same to be balloted upon at the annual meeting of tlie' Association to be held early In January1: G. P. Bush, W. F. Dillingham, Carl Du Rol, P. J. Lpwrey, E. E. Paxtori, George Rodlek, C. C. Von Hamm Fred.Ln'w'aldron and Norman Watklns. , ,-,) J r PLdUR ADVANCES. Fred L. Waldron, commission mer chant, reports an advance In the price of flour of $1 per barrel in a month. This is an dnormous .rise", and Is hard to account for. Mr. Waldron also re ports an advance In canned meats of 25 per cent In two months, due to heavy demand and shortage of cattle. WILD. BE NO BANQUET. It has been definitely decided tl-at the Merchants' Association will not banquet, the Japanese commerc'ai men )acemb thejap miles from Honolulu. Light east wind smooth" sea. Long west northwest swell. Clear weather. All well." THE TRAVEL PROBLEM. , 'fWe have relfabM ietimaes on what Honolulu is losing as a result of the present passenger arrangement1' stated F. L. Waldron, president of the Merchants' Association this morning "and the figures are' astonishing, A conservative estimate is that the isl ands are losing 500 tourists a year as a direct result of the bad arrange ment. Figuring these tourists at $20 a day each (which is moderate) and yo.u 'have an- enormously large sum of money. In fact if our tourist travel could bo Increased by 500, as a steady thing, it would. iiTean $10,000 a day, $300,000 a month npd $3,GOO,000 a year. This is no small matter. It Is well worth trying fon" .While congratulating Rear Admiral Recs on his due and well-earned promotion to that rank, Honolulu may take a share of congratulation to itself that the gallant commander .has the first opportunity of raising his double-starred pennant at the local naval station. Rear Admiral Rees during his commandancy of the Honolulu naval station has won a enviable place in the hearts of citizens. The Star voices the general wish that he may enjoy his honors for many years, with the hope that when his period of retirement is reached he will chooseMonolulu for his abiding place. RIGHTEOUS ANTI-TRUST WARFARE. When the lawbreakers connected with theWusts high and low and high' especially have received the .punishment the law demands, the trusts, will enter upon a new career. They will take the legitimate place in the newer economics to which industrial and commercial evolution has been leading for many years. When the people are given to realize that great combinations of wealth cannot shield malefactors from the arm of justice, popular opposition to trusts as trusts will die a natural death. With predatory methods eliminated in the mills of inexorable law, the trusts will be safe for the -email investor.' Savings of the people will be taken care of by them, with assurance of returns equal to that afforded by public securities. Under such conditions the trusts would fulfil their due functions of,cheapening production and distribu tion. Hence the people at large would be benefited and socialism of a tangibly beneficent type promoted. All power to the elbows of those who are now reported as deter mined to probe the sugar trust scandal to the bottom. Nothing relating to Hawaii since annexation has evoked more com ment in the mainland, press than the Taft administration's decision to make Pearl Harbor a truly great naval station and maritime war base. There appears to be a general concurrence in the wisdom of the deci sion, with which a tone of wonder that the work 'has been so long de layed is mingled. Incidentally Hawaii is receiving a big amount of free' advertising. ( There should be no doubt of the response that citizens of means will make to the appeal of the Kaimuki improvement club for $5000 to erect an astronomical observatory for the College of Hawaii. " It would be wise generosity to make it ten thousand dollars, as it 'is an opportunity to jlacfc'an architectural ornament upon one of the most commanding, as yeil,,as approachable, heights of Honolulu. Hawaii is going to be come a great scientific center, as President Gilmore of the College of Hawaii says, with its opportunities for investigations in tropical agri culture, sea life, climatology, volcanic phenomena, ethnology, etc. By keeping up with the development of the islands' destiny in this mat ter,' the people of the Territory will make their intelligence and public spirit known and read of all men. is on suggestion of the Japanese con- 1 sul, , who thinks that the round of I events during the day will be about as much as the visitors will be ab'e to 1 stand. , ,M6reover, It is doubtful tha , the steamer can be held over. Another thing- that lnlluenced this" conclusion was the knowledge that the commer cial visitors have been literally, ban queted to death on the falnland. 'al ready. The lopai progiani of enter tainment Will conclude about .5 p. m. when the party will be left abrard ship by the Chanber of Commerce. PROGRAM FOR VISITORS. The special committee of the Cham ber of Comnerce appointed to receive and entertain the Japanese commercial travelers in this city next Monday, met yesterday afternoon and laid .out a tentative program. A committee will me'ei1 the party at the steamer and ac company the members to the Young hotel. Then' there -will l)e a- trip ot the m&le members over the Oahu rail way to Haleiwa and to one or more of the plantations- .. In the mean while the ladles of the party will be taken around the city in automobiles by a committee lieaded by Mrs. P. M. Swanzy. " After lunch the entire party will be taken to the pall the aquarium atlil other points 'of interest.' r 1 McBRDE AGENCY. It is reliably reported today that should Alexander & .Baldwin decline to take the 'agency of Mcfiryde Sugar Company, another large concern ot this city stands ready to take It up. No offer will be 'made, however, un less the firm mentioned, which has been given the first choice, has ar rived at an adverse conclusion. , - 1 : ' r The Increaseof the capital stock of Brewer & Company by $200,000 is for the purpose of buying out the Fort street business of W. G. Irwin & Co. This looks like a rather small sum, but when It is ilgilred that Brewer stock is now worth about $300 a share and will continue (after the increase) to be worth better than $250 a. share, it will be seen Irwin & Company are receiving upwards of half a million for their property. ' - GENERAL. Seymour Hall win take charge ot the inside business of the Associated Garage. Mr. Odeli will handle the PROMOTION 'COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Promotion Com mittee for,(ne transaction of roufne business wnl be held tomorrow altef (Continued on Page Five.) THE' JMcBRVDE PARTY. The Alexander party for the Inspec tion of McBryde plantation got away on schedule on the KInau last night. W. O. Smblth expected to go, but, as iftf.ted yesterday;, .was yeta;.ned by private business. Mr. Alexander and Mr. Castle wjll return Saturday morn ing, the others getting in Sun ay HILONIAN REPORTS. The Hilontan which sailed yest:r dny for the ,coaBt, sent In the follow ing wirejesa last night: 'S p. m. lift Important Mice To make sure of having your express or fruit shipments arrive at mainland points for C.iristmas you should send them to our office In time for for warding by Mongolia, December 4. If Entire Clearing Publication is made here for the fiist time, in this issue, of the latest estimate of the total cost of the Panama Canal to the United States. The figure is $375,201,000, or not far from treble the estimate of three years ago. Most likely a round four hundred millions will have been absorbed before the canal is opened to commerce. Yet even if this large outlay should not return a reasonable amount computed as in terest for many years, it will have proved worth while as a demonstra tion of American national enterprise and perseverance. Indirect ben efits to American internal and external commerce, however, will prob ably make the matter of interest on the financial investment look trivial in comparison. Of Ready-to-Wear Apparel EVERY GARMENT marked down regardless of profit prior to alterations Sale Begins Wednesday December ist. JORDAN 11 ?.9$hat. -tEVery Woman Knows Every woman knows of the popular, fashlonablo revival In favor of tinted walls. She knows that the leading decorative authorities, la im portant articles recently pbllshed In such rnngaglnes as Tho tadles' Homb Journal, Delineator, McCall's, House B ealitif ill; Country Life, etc., have point ed out tho unique, artistic valuo'of Alabastlno tints, td supply this, new,, and increasing demand In decorative art. .' As a result, Alabastine today Is distinctly tho vogue. 1 Tho Ideal wall covering to bo artistic should, first of all, bo rich, mel , low and restful in tint. It should be easy to apply to tho wall, and it ought to bo durable.'for tho cost and annoyance of. redecorating should bo con- siaerea. - Only ono wall covering Alabastine fills these essential requirements. Alabastlno has no glaring colors no harsh, rietallic effects. Its tints are soft and velvety. They glow with warmth; they radiate restfulness. Alabastine-is inexpensive and'wlll nat fadonor ,rub ojr.v Decorate the Walls of livery. Roo'm with Alabastine Alabastine is a natural cement, ground from puro alabaster rock. It does not require glue or paste. In ap plying, simply mix tho Alabastlno with cold water and apply with a wido 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. I- u 'P . T Ar.H HONOLULU "WIRE fflfejCpilki Great Reductions in thePrice ot Grass Rugs for a short time only and to introduce a new Rug to Honolulu called DELTOX "The New American Grass Matting. RugV. we wil .,sell fat cash at the very lowest prices ever offered in Honolulu 1 ' '' j' ' PLAIN RUGS j,. 18 inches by 36 inches . . . . . j. ..... . '. . '.'35 Cents Each.. ' 21 inches by 45 inches'; : V55 Cents' Each. 27 inches by 54 inches '. '. .85 Cents 1 Each. 30 inches by 60 inches . $1.00 Each. 36 inches by .72 inches. .... '....$1.50 Each. '4 feet: 6" inches' by j fe"cr6inche's. ! . . . i-? ?.tt: .'..ysiESchv 6 feet by 9 feet 7. ...$4.50 Each. Syfeet by 10 feet $6.75 Each. g feet by .12 feet $8.50 Each. FIGURED RUGS . 36, inches by 72 inches $1 .75 Each. 4 feet 6 inches by 7 feet 6 inches .-.$3.2 Each. 6 feet by 9 feet ,. 1 ....... i $5-25 Each . 8 feet by 10 feet .'... $7.50 Each: 9 feet by 12 feet. '. . -K $10.00 Each. These prices are only given by special arrangement with the fac tory agents, Messrs.) W. and J. Slbane of San Francisco, whom we ,representvin Honolulu, and cannot be maintained except on this lot only. - -. - SALE COMMENCES TO-MORROW DECEMBER 1st AND WILL NOT LAST LONG Honolulu Wire J. S. BAILEY, Bed Co., SA,lakeaand J&ng.Sts. PICTURES CORR EGTLY FRAMED 7- 1 Holiday Art Goods Holiday Photo Goods AT" G U R R E Y' S FORT NEAR HOTEL