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The Hawaiian star. (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912, December 02, 1909, SECOND EDITION, Image 4

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Trtb tiAWAHA'N stXU;; THtfrisDAYdEifaDWft" 2, im
TTlxo. H-wO-iioutiL Stan?
Published every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Stab
Newspaper Association. .
local, per annum $8.oc
Foreign, per annum iz.ix.
Payable in Advance.
Entered at Post Office at Honolulu, Hawaii, as second class mall matter.
Subscribers who do not act their papers regularly will confer a favor
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py notitying ine star unicej icicpnuno quj
t-i.. c. -..... - 4k Tarrttnru nf Hawaii has declared both THE
,i ui,ftnn th.nnhnllt the Territory of Hawaii, ('suitable for ad-
verftlslnn proceedings, orders, Judgments and, decree .entered or rendered
" ' .. m Tilt.
In the Courts of tne Territory 01 nawau.
... tuc Hawaiian STAR should not be addressed to any In
dividual connected with the ojee, but simply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR,
or to the Editorial or Business Departments, according w icnur ur huih"b
Great excursions by commercial bodies arc among the most inter
esting developments of international trade relations in recent years.
The Los Angeles excursion to Honolulu is yet fresh in memory. Last
year saw the Pacific Coast commercial bodies-touring to and through
Japan, the Honolulu bodies on invitation being represented in the ex
pedition. Next week, we shall have the call o'f a distinguished Japanese
commercial delegation, returning home from an extensive trip through
the United States and Capada. Now the Commercial Club' of Seattle
has arranged for an excursion of business men the merchants of San
Francisco being invited to participate in it leaving Seattle in the
steamship Minnesota on the 23rd inst., with a view of enlarging the
trade relations of the Pacific Coast with the Orient. Space on board
the ship will be set aside for exhibition purposes, and stops wilt be
made at.therdifferent ports of the Orient.
: ...
' Dr. Victor S. Clark, the census commissioner, has rendered a pub
lic service, in declaring his disapproval of tenement houses m Hono
lulu. Every social and sanitary consideration is opposed to theni,
particularly under the condition's that have thus far been permitted.
-There is especial force in Dr. Clark's opinion that, at the least, tene
ments should not be allowed back to back, or one in front of another,
without a properly maintained public street or lane intervening. Some
of the dirtiest bogs in Honolulu, constantly endangering the public
health, are the back alleys lying between densely populated, tenement
hotels and cottage tenements as well. If these spaces were, r could
be, kept clean they would not be so bad. But as a rule, in the slum
localities, the courts and alleys are made a common dumping ground
for refuse and a receptacle for slops. Even upon some of the prin
cipal stircet frontages, vfor that matter, Asiatic hucksters and restau
rateurs to this dav persist in throwing slops into the gutter. A nuis
ance lately complained about as chargeable to neglect of the storm
sewer openings by the city scavengers proved to have been caused by
a Chinese fruit dealer's indulgence in the lawless practice mentioned,.
What then may not be expected from the denizens of back holes and
A preventive step has been taken here against undesirable tenement
erections, in the city ordinance forbidding such in residence blocks
excepting on the written permission of owners of property therein.
This measure has saved at least one highly respectable section not
long ago among the most favored' localities in the city from the in
fliction of a low class tenement house upon the neighborhood. Legis
lation is yet lacking, however, to regulate the construction of tenements
in such locations as permission can be obtained for them. A general
building law is needed. Something on the lines of a bill that died in
the Legislature some sessions back has been advocated for passage as
a city ordinance. It is a subject of supreme importance in view of
the rapid growth of the town and a considerable shifting of much of
the population and business of the Asiatic quarters which a newspaper
report lately gave out as impending.
The whole matter. is pressing and it would be a good idea to have
a conference of representatives of the territorial and municipal liealfh
officials, architects and builders, and representatives of the commer
cial bodies, on the subject of a general building ordinance.
Paternal government of a desirable kind is exemplified in the copious
issues of bulletins of information by the Department of Agriculture.
These not only, deal with every variety of agricultural industry but
with matters of household economy and sanitation. The Star is re
printing departmental notices of two late bulletins one referring to
the care of food in the home and the other to irrigation of alfalfa.
While alfalfa is. generally known here to be one of the very best tod
xlers, success in growing "it in these islands has been attained only by a
few livestock raisers. t
Twelve geographers are coming here this month to map the islands
for reclamation purposes. Uncle Sam is going to promote Hawaii in
peace as well as protect her in war.
Make it $10,000 for the College of Hawaii observatory. By and bye
we shall have Australians flocking here to get a good look at the South
ern Cross.
Commercial News
Interest in stock circles today seem
ed to center- on Walalua and Olaa
practically the head and foot ot the
procession. The former, which closed
strong yesterday, looked oven better
today, although only flvo shares chang
ed lianas, tile selling price being $123.
On the boards $123.50 was bid for tho
Btoclc but holders refused to part
with it ror less than $124.
Olaa, the other stock above referred
to, showed ho extraordinary strength,
but the demand was unusual. As re
ported yesterday, GOO shares changed
hands between boards at $G.23, this
salo being reported on 'Change this
morning.. On the boards this morn
ing 100, 100 and lo Bhares sold at the
same. At tne close, there seemed to
bo slight shading, $G.125 being bid and
$G.25 asked for the stock.
Ploneor failed to break away from
?190, 23' shares going for that price.
Kor tho stock 191 was bid and $192
Hawaiian Commercial was strong,
115 shares selling at $37.50. Further
offers were at $37,375 the holding fig
ure being ?37.625.
Oahu Was in considerable, demand
at $32,375, 51f 60, 105 and S6' shares
changlng-hands at that figure. At
the closfr of'-thfc session $32.75 was
bid and., $33 asked. Ewa ro'maihed-
sold at $31.75, blocks ot 4G, 35'attd 13
shares selling thereat. . '
McBryde was about the same, 20
shares selling on the streets and 15
analopn thejjoards at $G,50. Bid
ding was. .at $G.375 holders demanding
Twenty shares Honokaa sold at $20
Hat, $J9.?J5 being .offered for more
and $2fA 125; asked? Five shares Ono
mea sojdj at $55, .which was' no change.
A great deal, of Interest Is belne
taken by business men In the lecture
of Prorj John V. GUmore, president of
the College of Hawaii, to be given be
fore the Commercial Club at, noon to
morrow on the subject of the astro
nomical observatory which It Is pro
posed shall be established on ' Tele
graph Hill In Kaimuku. In view of
the fitness of tne'se Islands in the mtd-
Paciflc as a point for observation,
scientists In numbers will undoubtedly
assemble liere next Spring for the pur
pose of studying Halley's comet; and
the Idea' of being prepared for them
doubly Impresses itself. Dr. Gllmore,
as a lcadlfig local authority on the
subject, wijT undoubtedly be able to
give the merchants 01 the city the In
formation they desire in a concise form
Members and u few invited guests will
be present.
InVi will tin n rllfflnulf uti rlofolrln rr ltiit
the new director believes It canjbo
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The first visible sign or the removal
of Brewer & Company to tho Irwin &
Company premises in Fort street is
to be noted in tho work of putting
In a . large, additional vault in the
latter place, which Is now in progress,
This vault Is sot against tho largo Ir
win vault which is already In the
building, and comes to a point at tho
doorway between the two departments
of tho house. Brower & Company
will move in on or about January 1.
The many changes In tho clerical force
of the amalgamating concerns have
not all been figured out, but It Is safe
to say that most of the older hands In
Irwin & Company's offlce will be re.
Editor Sheba and Will J. Cooper
have been, appointed a press commit
tee in connection with the reception
to the Japanese commercial travellers.
J,ust fho or what Is to be pressed Is
not clear, but the facts mayibe dis
closed In due course. Tho dinner sec
tlon of the program belhg off," the' va
rious bodies will combine forces In
making the days features as HVeiy -and
interesting as possible.
B. F. Dllflngham and F. J.Lowroy,
acting ror tno Y. m. C. A. yesterday
drew up a proposal for exchange of
properties with the public library,
which it Is hoped and calculated may
go through. In" tho deal thtfi library
would be the gainer by a property va
luation difference of $1500. ; The ex
change1, however, would enable the
Y. M. C. A. to extend Its new building
Alakea street, wlilch Is deemed highly
desirable. .
The last tleter recelvced from Secre
tary Wood, of the Hawaii Promotion
Committee, was mailed at Singapore.
The big promoter was leaving for Cey
lon, and from there planned to visit
Sydney, Australia, and New Zealand,
arriving at Honolulu on January 10.
He is having a very busy time of It. '
It looks to being another "Bible and beer" campaign against the
Liberal government of Great Britain, like one that availed against
Gladstone once. The Bible comes in with the probable alliance of
the state church hierarchy-with the Lords, who number among them
the bishops sitting in that house as the lords spiritual- There is no
doubt about the beer, as Lord Lansdowne made the liquor taxes in
the budget a distinct issue when he moved the rejection of the budget
and an appeal to the people.
It does not take much rain, if the sprinkling cart does not' talk loud
enough, to demonstrate a glaring neglect of the street- crossings ol
Honolulu.. This is one subject on which the niunicipal government
might try to score a good mark.
Probably the Nation will never have made a better investment than
a bond issue of forty million dollars .for irrigation. Railroad com
panies are selling irrigated lands as fast as offered at fifteen dollar?
an acre. The conservation scheme comprises the refunding of tin
outlay to the government, but apart from that the thousands of new
homes created by reclamation mean billions of added national wealth
Peary's life was heavily insured to protect a magazine's interest ii
the stpry of his expedition. Cook's evidence of priority of discover
is being strongly guarded on its way to Copenhagen. Now who is look
ing after the North Pole to see that some predatory lumberman does
not steal it?
It is not quantity of promotion prints which counts, but the judiciout
placing of it where it will do the most good. The quality, should alsr'
be considered. Anything not attractive enough to be coveted for pre
cervation is to n great extent a waste of money.
Harold Dillingham, director of the
1910 Floral parade. Is approaching his j
duties, with enormous enthusiasm and I
determination. . He will leave Satur-
flnv fnr-thfi Pnnst whprn hn nvnppts in
assemble many new Ideas from the
directors of the Jate 1'ortola festival,
and will retijrn on December 27, ready
to begin hard work. He thinks tha.
the Uorai parade matter should be left
over until, after tho holidays, to bo
then taken up and rushed to the. limit.
Mr Dillingham already has a couple or
new ideas, both of which seem good.
One Is to have a full day's program by
adding features for the afternoon.
Heretofore only the morning and even-,
ing have been employed. Another
idea is to make, something, distinctly
Hawaiian of the floral parade feature.
Heretofore this parade has been along
lines which might have been followed
anywhere else. To make It Hawa;-
Charles H. Atherton is at Walalua
plantation today on business In con
nection with that estate.
Bids for construction of the new
Methodist church will be opened a
week from today. This fine structure,
which will be located on Beretanla
street near Thomas square, will cost
between $35,000 and $40,000.
W. L. Hopper will leave In the Mon-
(Contlnued on Page Five.)
Important Mice !
To make sure of having your express
or fruit shipments arrive at mainland
points for Carlstmas you should send
them to our office in time for for
warding by Mongolia, December 4.
mmi urn
Entire Clearin
I Of Ready-to-Wear Apparel
marked down regardless
of profit prior to
i .
Sale Begins Wednesday December ist.
1 a n n i as ?
; What; Every Woman Knows
V " Every woman knows ot tho popular, fashionable revival in favor of
tinted walls. She knows that tho leading decorative authorities, in im
portant articles recently pbllshed 'tin'i such magazines as Tho ;Ladles' Homo
Journal, Delineator, icCall's, House Beautiful, Country Life, etc., have point
ed' out thoi unique, artistic value of Alabastlno tints, to supply this -new
add dhcreasIHg demand in decoratlvo art. ' , '
.'.' As a result, Alabastlno today Is distinctly, tho vogue.
Tho ideal wall covering to be artistic should, flrsof all, bo rich, mel
low and restful in tint. It should bo easy to apply to the wall, and it ought
to bo durable, for tho cost and annoyance ot .redecorating should bo con
sldored. Only ono wall coyerlng Alabastlno Alls theso essential requirements.
Alabastlno has no glaring colors no harsh, petallic effects. Its tints aro
soft and velvety. They glpw with warmth; thoy radiate' restfulnoss.
Alabastlno is Inexpensive and will not fado nor'Vub,' ok ,
Decorate the Walls of livery Room with
Alabastlno is a natural cement, ground from pure alabaster rock. It
does not require gluo or paste. In applying, Bl.mply mix the Alabastlno with
cold water and apply with a wide flat brush.
It Is put up in fj-pound packages and wo - carry a large assortment of
colors in ' stock. ' ,
. ! . -''4 in 1
Ask for card giving full Information and showing tho different tints.
E. O. Hjall & Son, Ltd., ,
1 r'. 1 K.
Great Redactions in the Price ot
Grass Rugs' for. a short time only
and to introduce a new Rug tb Honolulu called
rtThe New American Grass Matting Rug' we will sell for cash
at the very lowest prices ever offered in Honolulu:
18 inches by 36 inches 35 Cents Each. .
21 inches by 45 inches 55 Cents Each.,
27 inches by 54 inches - 85 Cents Each'.,
30 inches by 60 inches. $1.00 Each.
36 inches by 72 inches '; $1.50 Each.
4 feet 6 inches by 7 feet 6' inches -. $2.75 Each.
6 feet by' 9 feet $4.50 Each.
8 feet by 10 feet , $6.75 Each.
9 feet by 12 feet : . : .".$8.50 Each.
36 inches by 72 inches $1-75 Each.
4 feet 6 inches by 7 feet 5 inches. . . 1 : .$3; 25 Each.,
6 feet by 9 feet: .'..,.$5.25 Each.
8 feet by 10 feet v. ; . ; . .$7.50 Each.
9 feet by 12 feet $10.00 Each.
These prices arc only given by special arrangement with the fac
tory agents, Messrs. W. and J. Sloane of San Francisco, whom we
represent in Honolulu, and cannot be maintained except on this lot
Honolulu Wire Bed Co.,
Alakea and King Sts.
Holiday Art Goods
Holiday Photo Goods

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