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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..., I2'0C Payable in Advance. Entered at Post Offlco at Honolulu, Hawaii, aB second class mall matter. Subscribers who do not got their papers regularly will confer a favor ay notifying xnc oiar mncc, icicpnono w tl. e.. . ...& c tu. TKritrpu nt Mawatl haa declared both THE I no ouurcuic uuun ui mo w 7 - HAWAIIAN STAR JDally) and THE SEMI-WEEKLY 8TAR newspapers f oeneral circulation throughout tho Terrltpry of Hawaii, ('sultablo for ad ycrftlslng proceedings, orders, Judgments andi decree entered or rendered (n the Courts of the Territory of Hawaii." Letters to THE HAWAIIAN STAR should not be addressed to any In dividual connected with the ojee, but simply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR, or to the EdUorfal or Business Departments, according to tenor or purpose, GEORGE F. HENSHALL EDITOR. FRIDAY DECEMBER 17, I99- SOME POSSIBLE CANDIDATES. There is plenty of- good material in the Republican party here for delegate to Congress, though by common consent, in recognition of the good accomplished under1 the present incumbent, it has been understood that he was to have another nomination at the hands oi (the party. However, his practical repudiation of the party has made that seem impossible. As to material, here arc some men able and well known through out the islands, affiliated with the Republican party W. O. Smith, J. P. Cooke, J. M. Dowsett, George R. Carter, A. L. C. Atkinosn, Samuel Parker, John C. Lane, F. Dillingham, W. W. Harris, John Hughes, W. H. Hoogs, Fred Waterhousc, H. M. von Holt, J. F. Mor gan, E. A. Mott-Smith, R W Shingle, L. T. Peck, W. T. Rawlins, A. G. M. Robertson, Lorrin Andrews. . . A majority of these men would probably be disposed to decline fnrf which is onlv evidence of their desirableness. Someone has said that when the man seeks the office, the office, if it knows its own good, should run away as fast as possible, in a recent article, former Attorney General Bonaparte expresses essen tially the same idea as loiiows : "Men of the right sort for the office to be filled must be not only discovered, but urged, entreated, persuaded, even hectored, wheedled, or in some sort bullied, into making the the sacrifices involved for a capable and well-trained Ameri can of high character in serving the public. Certainly the job is not altogether alluring, and, since it must be wholly gratuitous, the problem of finding the man for it is not easily solved." There is a growing sentiment that it would be better for the Republican party to go down to defeat with a fully competent can didate whom as a party it can respect and depend upon, than to win as a tail to the kite Kuhio is trying to fly. San Francisco's world's fair to commemmorate the opening of' the Panama Canal is likely to be a record-breaker. Perhaps some of our citizens will make an airship trip to sec it. Query: Is one C. W.- Ashford, the author of the letters and interviews Delegate Kuhio is issuing regarding the public lands? WATER WORKS ACCOUNTS. ' - Recently The Star suggested that the people of Honolulu had perhaps, already repaid the Territory for the expenditures made on their water supply System. Inferentially, in that' case, the imposing upon this city of the obligations of the public indebtedness represented by" expenditures on the water works, as the T egislature has done, would hot be just. Superintendent Campbell was possessed of the same idea and, badly needing funds for improvements and extensions, delved into the financial records to ascertain whether the water works were not entitled to a larger surplus than the legislated arrange ment on its face allowed. His collated figures are substantially re produced in this issue. It will be remembered that the arrangement was that the Superintendent of Public. Works should have all the , water and sewer revenue to dispose of on account of those services, but. before applying the annual net proceeds from operation to im provements and extensions he must pay ten per 'cent, of the bonded indebtedness charged against the water and sewer systems, together with the annual interest charge on such indebtedness, so that in the 'end Honolulu should have repaid the Territory all the expenditures made out of public loans upon those local services. Current reve nues all these years have also been expended on the water and sewer systems, but in the case of the water it must be borne in mind that it lias more than paid for maintenance as well as considerable im provement. There is therefore neither actual nor technical obliga tion outstanding against the city on current revenue acmiiu. On the contrary the debit here is ;gainst the Teiritory, and Mr. Camp bell rightly contends that the city should accordingly be ct edited .vitli the amount in the process of redemption of title to the works. Mr. Campbell's figures show that in the six years during which the public debt obligation has been incurred the surplus of receipts over expenditures in water works operation amounts to $304,549.45. Due to loan fund in the same period from the water works is $764,-995-75- Deducting from this sum the surplus mentioned, there U left .160,446.7-; which is all that the city should have to pay to square the amount and secure 'full title to its water works. While the sewer account in the period consider d shows a deficit of $46,106.86, that service ought to stand on its own bottom in the matter. From tl.is way of regarding the subieU and it appears to be a perfectly just and equitable way the right accounting should give the Superintendent o? Public Works a grea: deal more of the water revenues than Ik has thus far been allowed for the greatly needed improvements and exensims of the system With the debit balance reduced as shown and the $50,000 principal ;;nd interest already paid under the arrangr mBn, the annual payments in redemption of debt should be greatly reduced enough in fact to make it comparatively easy for Superintendent Campbell to make all of the improvements anil extensions most urgently needed. tcr advantage than one made amid disscntions Therefore, merely as a means of strengthening the party's chance of electing its dele gate to Congress it is bcttir' frni a Republican-point of view that the party unite on and elect Its candidate for mayor ana also us candidates for other offices. Without subscribing to the straight ticket" dogma, party men all realize that to this extent it is desirable .!.. ... , - - 1 1 t..l ii t.- l,.i mat incir party win even m pureiy iutai a. .una. xnu u nao uwv.. shown locally that th?y will 1 ot follow the party when it markes un satisfactory nominations. This brings us back to the old, 'old proposi tionthat the time to have party fights is before the primaries and in the convention, and not later. Commercial News BY It. D. T1MJVIONS. Today on Stock Exchange has been practically a dupllcato of yesterday, as to demand for and offerings of stocks. Nothing of nn unusual char acter had been expected, so nobody was disappointed. The wonder was that, In view of tho proximity of Christmas, stocks held their own as well as they did. Between boards, 35 Ewa sold at ?32.25. More was offered at the same, but thcro were no buyers at present. Ten shares Hawaiian Sugar sold at ?52.50, which looked healthy for this season. Bidding was at $51, but hold ers demanded $53. Side sales were 10 Pepeekeo at $1C.0 and 10 Kekaha at $200. Whlalua showed further weakness, 10 shares selling at $118.50. Bidding was at $118, holders demanding $119. Oahu seemed to hold Its own, al though there wore no sales. On tho boards $32.25 was bid and $32.60 ask ed. Pioneer was about tho same, $189 being bid and $192 asked. Olaa was $5.50 bid and $0 asked. McBrydo was $5 bid and $5.75 asked. PAIA AT $150. Tho new Paia stock seems to be in large favor with the holders thereof. Prior to tho recent issue of three shares for one, tho stock sold at $310. It was to bo supposed that, after the division, the stock would bo easily ob tainable at around $105 or $110 at most. But not 66. Holders are de manding $150 arid' seem to be quite in dependent about It at that. At $150 for the present stock, tho old shares should have been held at $450. FLORAL. PARADE CARDS. The Promotion Committee has re ceived a large number of floral parade postcards, which arc being distributed free to all requesting them. On one side of the card Is a reduced copy of the figure appearing on the large pos ter, and on tho other side Is V short announcement- of tho floral parade. The card is -a pretty souvenir, - quite the thing to. send to friends in the East. .. - ' RUBBER-MEN DINE. Tho members of the Rubber Grow ers' Association finished up their la bors yesterday," ,iicl last night enjoyed a banquet at tho Young Hotel, follow ing, in a measure, the lines laid down by the sugar planters a month ago. Among those present were: Fred." L. Waldron, R. S. Hosmcr, W. W, Thayer, L. G. Blackmail,. Q. Q. Bradford, Jas. L. Coke. T. Al. Church, C. J. Austin, D. B. .Murdoch, Charles Baldwin, 11 Streubeck, D. C. Lindsay, John Gill R. A. Wadsworth, C. D. Lufkin, Dan Logan, G. R. Ewart, Dr. A. B. Clarke, R. B. Booth, B. von Damm, R. J. Pratt, C. M. V. Forster, W. A.Anderson, J. Clarke, Jr., Ai L. Castle, F. T. P. Wa terhouse, W. R. Castle. The feature of the evening was a speech by W. R. Castle on the subject of rubber and the alms of the grow ers for tho future. Other speakers were: J. L. Coke and C. D. Lufkin, who spoke of rubber-growing from tho, Maui standpoint; Dan Logan, who was Introduced as the father of the rubber industry in Hawaii. Other speakers were L. G. Blackmail, W. W. Thayer, and G. R. Ewart. . istratlon up to this afternoon: Georgo C. Beckley and wife to Hllo Railroad Co., deed. Jos. Schwartz to J. Harris McKon zio, power of attorney. T. Kunishlma to First Bank of Wal luku, chattel mortgage. M. G. Rapoza to John Broad, agreement. Paul J. Voeller, by tr., to Trs. of Mary J. Voeller, deed. Mrs. Mary Voeller, by tr., to J. Al fred Magoon, deed. Honolulu Rapid Transit & Xand Co. to Palolo Land & Improvement Co., release. Hawaiian Trust Co. to Palolo Land & Improvement Co., partial release. Palolo Land & Improvement Co. to Waterhouse Trust Co., deed. Lusltana Benefit Society of Hawaii to Christina Gilliland, tr., release. S. C. Allen Trust Est., by trs., to Maria D. Cummlngs, partial reelaso. R. Wra. Warham and wife to Maria D. Cummlngs, mortgage. Maria D. Cummlngs and husband to R. Wm. Warham, deed. J. H. Schnack and wife to R. G. Rose, deed. Kaulaula (w.) et al. to Hakalau Plantation Co., lease. James Kamano and wife et al. to E. H. F. Wolter, mortgage. Henry Smith, tr., to Reinne Roda net, tr., "release. Julia de Sa and husband to Reinne Rodanet, mortgage. The following have been filed at the bureau of registration up to yester day afternoon: . J. L. Hopwood and wife to Elizabeth If. McGregor, deed. i Leon Dinah to. W. A. Cottrell. deed. Justlna A. Franca to H. Rahim, par. release. v H. Rahim to Mrs. Hilda Techera deed. Lum Tim to Yong Lung, bill of sale. Manuel Alves and wife to W. O. (Continued on Page Five.) 3B tj lie PAPERS FILED. The folowlng have been filed for reg- Beefs, 82s, Henry WaterhoLise Trust Co. Memher( HanoluluStock unit Uoti PORT AND ilEHCTlANT STS. TBLKfMONIC 7V No Fresh Fruit on the Coast at the present time. Why not make' your friends happy by send ing them a crate of pineapples or bunch 'ii ot bananas., Island Fruit Co. 72 King Street. Phone 15 There is every reason to congratulate the rubber men on their showing thus far, and to believe that their enterprise is destined to ,be a very important one in the development of the islands. Let us hope that the experience referred to by W. R. Castle in sugar of the pioneers in the industry reaping most of the experience and none of the profits will not fall to the lot of those whose enterprise is giving this new agricultural industry a solid foundation here. , Jt is immaterial in many ways whether the mayor of this city be Republican or Democrat or whether the. other city offices are filled with straight-ticket men or not. ' Cap able men in office will serve the city well, no matter what ' ( their politics. Advertiser. f In some ways it is important, if not vitally so. For example, it .... ... .. t m 4 i lp quite certain tnat a party ngnt maae narmoniousiy is matie to net: dlSTDigS CANDIES The Alexander Young Cafe manufactures its candies daily. This is why ;they have that delicious "Home Made'' flavor so foreign to candy of mainland manufacture. Cleanliness is our watchword, apd. we invite inspection of our factory. "A. Y. C" ON A BOX OF CANDY IS WHAT "STERLING" MEANS ON SILVER. fliexanaer Young We make a specialty of Iron Beds and Bedding Carpenters Tools There is a great variety of Carpenters tools on the market but there is only one complete brand made for quality, that is the reason we sell the famous KSBHKUim Brand. The KUH KUftfR Trade Mark or the words KUH KUfftR on any tool are an absolute guarantee. Buy a tool under this brand and you will know you are getting the beBt. E. O. Hall & Son, Ltd BOOK YOUR ORDERS FOR CHRISTMHSl CHNDIESl WE SUPPLY CHURCHES' AND SCHOOL r! Special Prices t VSTe Make 1tl& JRMnejst; J CANDIES BON BONS, MIXTURES CHOCOLATES' OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Ireslx Every Day THERE IS NOTHING BETTER MADE ON THE COAST AND YOU ARE SURE OF THEIR BEING FRESH. Tto iPalm'Cafe I Hotel near Union Street Phone 11 HJl,,!,, X7: "D n Knplo anl Building HUUU1U1U VY11CJUUU V.j Cor. King and Alakea A Christmas Box of Fine Printing Paper The most pleasing gift. Fancy boxes containing paper and envelopes of the very best grades. Useful and beautiful. Suitable for friends or relatives. These goods are now on dis ' play. i Hawaiian News Company, Ltd., Alexander Young Building. 1 T In The New Year By Using Au Ansco Camera Ansco Films and Cyko Paper And See The Results FiLHS at COAST PRICES GURREY'S FORT NEAR HOTEL p.. i." " tv