STAR, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4,
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TUESDAY JANUARY 4, iQio
BN.CK TO THE PARTIES.
law and a spirit of
non-partisanship in local politics has been watched with much interest
ihire. the last election of a United btatc?
Senator was a scandalous affair. It has been found that the direct
primary system, doing away with party conventions, resulted in endless
rnnfiisinu and the men able to fight their way to the top of the mess
f i, din nnn-lit tn he there. The result now is genera
return to the party convention system not the absolute straight tick-
ct plan, but a system 01 pariy urgaiiizauuii. uii.u v
4. im crrp.nt nnrtips will fiffht us before. Without sticl
a system, the better elements are almost certain either to split up into
illifv nnp another's efforts, or to retire altogether in
disgust. . Says the Portland Oregoman :
Mm have a ritrht to associate in parties.
right, they have also the right to use all honorable means 10
carry their purposes into practice and action. Men of sense
and judgment can not expect, do not expect, to pursue each
for himself, a separate and disconnected part. It is right, as
necessary, therefore, to combine,- to come to agreement, for
concerted action in the primary election. This is all that the
' convention or assemble means. Organization is indispensable
to party action. Nothing can be effected without it. Here
the representative system must come in. Here is demonstra
tion of- the necessity of consultation before the primary. The
primary, without the direction or guidance thus proposed, will
split the dominant party of a State into its separate units. It
will prevent or defeat all combination of men having general
common ideas about the welfare of the State for the measures
nccesary to preserve and promote them. Party is nothing, in
itself, indeed but it is an indispensable agent and factor, for
support of any sane and definite policy in government of the
people, for the people, and by the people. The minority party
in a State may pretend to think otherwise, but it will always
hold together and fight for its purposes, nevertheless. One of
its favorite methods while it sticks to its own party ideals
is to pretend there is nothing i n party that should hold the
allegiance or the attention of the opposition majority. Of vthis
insincerity there have been exhibits in Oregon, enough to open
men's eyes. In a free country there is no wavto effect any
thing in politics except through party -organization.
such places for rent,
most often meet. That
Is why our rental de
partment Is always so
TRENT TRUST CO.,
the S. S.
Tho following wireless
received by the agents of
' "January 3, 1910.
"Alameda 8 p. m. All well G5 cabin
passengers 15 steerage. 286 sacks
mall and Wells Fargo express,
DANGER FROM CROUP.
A few minutes delay In treating
somo cases of croup, even the length of
time It takes to go Xor a doctor often
proves dangerous. The safest way Is
to keep Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
In the house, and at tho first indica
tion of croup give tho child a dose,
Pleasant to tako and always cures. For
sale by all dealers, Berison Smith & Co,
agents for Hawaii.
Fine Job Printing, Star Offlca.
BY L. D. TIMMONS.
Subscriptions to the Kaimuki observatory fund have been coming
in fast. But there is more needed. Everyone, should try to help, no
matter in how small a way, to give Honolulu a fine astronomical obscr-
A WONDERFUL HEAVENLY VISITOR'. ,
Halley, whose name is given to the comet now on its way toward
this planet,- was the first to identify the comet which he sawand ob
served in 1682 with that "observed by Apian in 1 531 and by Kepler in
1607, and he predicted that it would again swim into our ken in 1758,
' says the London Globe. As a matter of fact the comet reappeared in
i7;o. and since Halley's time it has been traced back to B. C. n,re-
r.nrrinfr at -intervals of from 7; to i-J. vears, and Cowell and .Croin-
inelin have found themselves justified in adding to this table, backward,
the years B. C. 87 (May) and 240 (May), with no identification possible
for the immediate return in June, 163 B. C. though comets are vaguely
mentioned in the years 166 and 165.
Hind treated as Halley's a comet' which appeared in July, 1223,
and was regarded as the precursor of the death of Rhilip Augustus, king
cf France. In the April of the year 1066, the year in which the Norman
conquest took place, a Remarkable comet attracted the attention of all
Eur"t.e. In England it was sieved with especial alarm, and the s-.:e-
"ft cess or the iNorman invasion anu me ueaiii 01 naroiu were aunuuieu
account of the reign of the Emperor Constantinus Dutas (whose death
occurred in May, 1067), describes a comet which was as large as the
full moon, and at first was without a tail, on the appearance of which
it (.which presumably means the head) diminished in size.
This transformation accords with the Chinese accounts, wRich
describe the comet's path among the stars, in Chinese fashion with great
elaboration. The Chinese say that this object was visible for 67 day ;,
after which "the star, the vapour, and the comet" all disappeared. . It
seems fairly certain that this was Halley's comet. At any rate it was
. . the immortalized in the famous Bayeux tapestry.
The Chinese record two comets, one in July, 65, which remained
'.. visible for 56 days, and the other in February, 66, which, remained
visible 50 days. Hind suggestion that most likely the last named was
Halley's comet, if the perihelion passage took place at the end of Janu
ary, and Cowell and Crommelin 'have denfinitely confirmed this. Not
improbably it was the sign recorded as having hung over the city of
Jerusalem before the commencement of the war which terminated in
the destruction of the holy city. 1
Josephus says that several prodigies announced the destruction of
Jerusalem. "Among other warnings, a comet, of the kind called Xip
hias, because their tails appear to represent the blade of a sword, was
seen above the city, for the space of a whole year." Josephus rebuked
his countrymen for listening to false jjrophets while so notable a s-'gn
was in the heavens.
A begli nlng was mndo yesterday In
tie way of- actual sales of stock fol
lowing the ' holidays, transactions in
both Hawaiian Commercial and Ewa
having bceii'put through. Of tho
former. 35 sharesl'ound a buyer at ?38
which was an advance of a dollar over
previous sales. This advance was due
in a large measure to U16 official an
nouncement of increase of dividends.
At the close of the session ?37.75 was
bid and ?38 as-.ked for the stock.
Between boards 25 and 175 Ewa sold
at 32.25. This morning on 'Change
5 shares changed bauds at $32.25. As
this follow- hea'vy dividends the figure
Is considered good. For the stock $32
was still bid and $32.50 asked.
BABBITT AT WORK.
W. II. Babbitt, the new laborTustler
of the Planters' Association, has es
tablishes his desk inside the assembly'
hall of tho .Association in the Judd
building. This will be his headquar
ters unil hist departure In the near
future for Porto Rico, where he will
go to enlist for the. cane fields sucli
relations of laborers now here as may
care to Come to these isianas. lur.
Babblttt stated this morning that It
had not been decided who would ac
company him On his labor quests.
is taken to mean that he will finish up
his business this week.
SAKE" CASES' LOST.
Tho cable from Washington to the
effect that the Supreme Court has de
cided sake to bo a wine means that
Tom Fitch and his local clients have
lost their long-drawn out case. And
it has been an expensive proposition
Fitch and Johnson, the latter a cus
toms broker, took this case years ago.
They felt so certain of winning that
they accepted the fight on condition
that they be paid so much when vic
tory had been achieved. But the case
hung Are. Tho Supreme Court took
Its time. Johnson died and Colonel
Thomas needed money for expenses,
Ho first collected nearly $2,000 and lat-
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The Alameda sailing
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POLLITZ TO RETURN.
Ed. Pollitz slated this morning that
he would return to San Krancisco by
the Siberia sailing next Saturday.
When he came down it was understood
that he would' remain a couple or
months, pnd the shortening of his stav
ings, special investigations, etc.. to settle the' little sncstion of whether
sake is a beer or a wine. There have been decisions-both ways by most
learned authorities. The New York court of appraisers, naturally re
garded as the highest authority in the land in tariff matters, unanimous
ly decided in favor of the importers. The Supreme. Court of the Unit
ed States yesterday decided the matter the other way. Such litigation,
while decisive, is not convincing. No one need change his opinion 011
account of rulings arrived at in this way, there, is no assurance that
justice is done.
Suppose Peary had not reached the Pole, but had cojue back a year
or so from now, or had perished in the Arctic, what would have been
Cook's status? Might he not have passed into history as the discoverer
of the North Pole?
Butternut Bread f
PEOPLE TELL US THE BREAD FROM OUR
OVENS IS BETTER THAN IT HAS EVEN
BEEN. IF YOU ARE NOT A CUSTOMER
NOW IS THE TIME TO 'ENROLL,
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& JC JaJLACH. SUr JC MZ , XJUIUIIII UU1U11. J. Il'JIlU Oil
The Supreme Court of the United States, after ten years succession
cf contradicting. decisions, has decided that sake is wine. It ought
now to have time to give proper consideration to the treasury depart
ment ruling that an oyster is a wild animal.
No matter which wav it is looked at. Uncle Sam takes the riolar
honors. He either has two discoveries, or one discoverer and the best
ifake in recent history.
' . . ., '
The sake decision in Washington costs this community over a
million dollars. The manner in which it was finally reached exempli
r'ifies well the absurdity of our modern legal procedure. Volumes of
.arguments have been pourned forth and vast sums spent in court hcar-
, s FOLLOWING DIR.CTIONS.
Hold still there! bad slst to ye! tho missus- said to stuff yo wll chest
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