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TI1M HAWAIIAN UTAH. IMU DAY, JANUAIIY tl, 1910.
DAILY AND SEMI-WBKKLY. fuWUtfujd ttcry afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Stau NRWftPAPRM AtfOClATION. THIS STAR ACCEPTS NO LIQUOR ADVERTISEMENTS. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Local, per annum $ 8.oc Foreign, per annum 12.0c Payable in Advance. Entered at Poet Ofllce at Honolulu. Hawaii, as second -class mall matter. Subscribers who do not get their papers regularly will confer a favor sy notifying the Star Office; Telephone 365. The Supreme Court of the Territory of Hawaii has declared both THE HAWAIIAN STAR (Dally) and THE 8EMI-WEEKLY 8TAR newspapers it general circulation throughout the Territory of Hawaii, ('suitable for ad vertising proceedings, orders, Judgments and decree entered or rendered In the Courts of the Territory of Hawaii." Letters to THE HAWAIIAN STAR should not be addressed to .any In dividual conncctsd with the ojee, but simply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Departments, according to tenor or purpose. GEORGE F. HEXSHALL EDITOR. FRIDAY JANUARY ai, 1910 IMPORTING DISEASES. The news published in The Star a day or two aero, that the planters were considering efforts to have the federal immigration regulations ap plied to Filipinos, directs attention to a very important matter. It ap-j pears from reports that the recent arrivals of Filipinos have added gravely to Honolulu's stock of victims of filth diseases. Thanks to efficient adpiinistration of our health affairs, this community has kept such matters pretty well in hand, considering all the circumstances. But the health authorities have been somewhat alarmed by the condition of some of the Filipino arrivals. Trachoma is one of the diseases found among these new-comers. It is a very dangerous eye disease, and Honolulu has had a lot of trouble with-it. Japanese who arrive here afflicted arc sent back to their native land. There should be a way of keeping out Filipinos similarly af flicted. Trachoma, however, is not the worst disease which these new arrivals are bringing into the islands. Unless a means is found to make certain that only healthy individuals come, there will be quite as strong opposition to Filipino importations asto Porto Rican importations. A VERY POLITIC CZAR. ' Speaker Cannon may be a Czar, but if so he knows pretty well how to assume the desirable stage character of a mere servant of the majority in Congress. Detailed accounts of the recent discussion in House and Sen ate over the method of appointing the Ballinger investigation committee throw some new1 light on the matter. It will be remembered that the House voted to take the appointments out of the hands of the Speaker, while the Senate started to amend the joint resolution so that the Speaker would appoint, according to custom: Here is where Uncle Joe '"butted in." He announced that lie prcierreci tne resolution as 11 was ; the House majority had expressed its wishes, he said, and it was not for the Senate to try to change it. A man who can ridd Congress like that has some claim to keeping his place in the saddle. imi in the meantime been tinder fcreat pressure of butiiieit, to liavc 11 conference on live subject. In the meantime the Supervisors have not lieen idle respecting' the preparation of a building ordinance. After considerable inquiry a copy of the bill smothered in the Legislature six years ago was procured fiom the public archives, and sonic weeks ago was referred to a stand ing committee authorized to prejKire an ordinance. Recently the chief of the fire department mentioned the subject in an interview given lu the Advertiser and that pntwr, thinking it Had newly discovered a popular cause tq advocate, forthwith began to herald the Board of Super visors for inaction. It is simply barking up the wrong tree. If it should go after the interests that for more than a score of years have been ob .structing progress on the line in question it would be doing timely pub lic service. As a matter of fact, moreover, it is not true that "the conditions the Honolulu fire department had, to contend with in those days were not rs bad as arc the conditions in that same district today. There is probably fifty per cent more of fireproof construction in Chinatown today than-there was in those days. There is more water for protection now than then. There is nothing heard nowadays of the great fire risk from low grade kerosenc-oil eliminated both by legis lation on fire test and by the extensive use of electric lighting. Fire alarms even arc rare if the present time be compared with that when it was a dull week unless there were from three to six fires. New York World: Dec. 31. The Hag of Hawaii will fly on New Year's Day from the now Pulitzer Building along with tho national and city flags. Tlio flags was presented to the Pulitzer Building by the Hawaiian Promotion Committee, representing the torrltc-cy of Hawaii, tho Chamber of Commerco and tho Merchants' Association of Honolulu, which here with extend their best wishes to the pepole of tho city of New York and wish one and nil a most happy and prosperous New Year. Tho committee Is composed of W. A. Bowcn, chairman. It. H. Trent, treasurer; II. P. Wood,, secretary; Will S. Cooper, acting secretary; G E. Bush, W. II. Hoogs and James L. McLean. Houses Morris Lane 2 B. It.. . .S U.UO Morris Lane 2 B. U. ... 10. UO Chrlstley Lane 2 B. It.. 15. 01) Wahiawa 2 B. It 20.00 1479 Thurston Ave, 4 B. R i 4U.0U Beretania St. 3 B. It... 40.00 12SG Beretania at. 6 li. it 10. uo , FURNISHED. Waikano 4 BR $30.00 Walkikl 2 B,jgt 35.00 Kaimnkl 3B.Il 45.00 Kalmuku 3 B. It 50.00 Pearl Harbor 3 B. It.. 50.00 Pacific Heights 4 B. It. 60.00 TRENT TRUST CO., LIMITED - A Gerraon boy was jailed today to be held as witness against a Belgian sailor indicted for alleged unnatural crime. The lad was endeavoring to get away on a ship. Ho can have liberty If somebody will put up ?l,0UO ball. Commercial News If the California laborites start a new national party, let us hope that they will read Ruef and Schmitz out of such party. "Probablv he will make a statement sooner or later," the morning paper says of the Governor. Then again he can silently stay put like the, Kamehameha statue, and let the public forget he ever had a grouch. When Frear undertook the governorship of Hawaii he undertook to serve the public in the most important of all local posts. Of course hei didn't undertake the job without very serious consideration of the re sponsibilities and the duties. In many ways they are very large, and of course they will not be lightly laid aside. The governor of Hawaii has quite a big job on his hands. I NEST EGG CACKLING. . ' ! HY L. D. TIMJtlONf. Ten years ago today Chinatown was" a heap-of smoking ruins, de- ! strayed from Kukui street to the waterfront. The conditions the Honolulu fire department had to contend with in those days were not j as bad as were the conditions in that same district today, where' 1 building fijetrnps has been allowed by the authorities until this very time. Honolulu is playing with fire. Advertiser. ( ) ' Like a hen cackling over a chalk egg, the morning paper is making a noise over a "cause" it has only just discovered, although the sub ject has been agitated off and on throughout the twenty-four years come February since the firj-t burning down of Chinatown-. Since then H0110-' lulu has been under seven different systems of government, including' the proverbially "best that .ever was," and through all the mutations there has been an unavailing demand for an adequate building law. After the first Chinatown fire just mentioned, Legislature established j firc limits that Is, bounds within which the erection of inflammable I buildings was prohibited but four years later anjnfluencc of real estate and building interests was strong enough to have the fireproof 1 area reduced. Nevertheless, a great improvement of the architecture of the business section of Honolulu forthwith began. It was in fact the genesis of "New Honolulu." At the time from which it dates the block now containing the Mclnerny, the Lack, the Foster, the Chilton, the Republic, the von Ilolt, the McCandless and the postoffice annex buildings that in which the Advertiser and Star have their homes did . not possess any of the presentable and Handsome edifices just named, but where they stand were congeries of rude coral and wooden shacks occupied by cheap cottages coffee shops, cigar stands, a planing mill and a blacksmith shop. Chinatown itself rose from its ashes with a large percentage of brick structures, but unfortunately enough of the eld tindcrbox type on its margin and in its interior to fix the doom of the whole section when the 1900 fire, kindled by the Board of Health to destroy some plague-infected houses, got beyond control. This latter event, together with the growth of the Japanese colony, had for its immediate result, a prodigious extension of the Asiatic quar ter in different directions. While it alsoproduced a large amount of fireproof construction in the old Chinatown, the demand for cheap stores and tenements caused the upspringing of miles of hideous wooden structures outside of the fire limits. Conditions were created producing both fire and sanitary risks which strongly revived the agitation for an amended building law, the old -law conferring but feeble discretionary power upon the Superintendent of Public Works as the issuer of build ing permits. The result was an excellent bill introduced in the Lcgis- ( lature six years ago, wlucii was amended by a committee at open meet ings in .which some public spirited citizens participated. Through some mysterious Influences that have never, so far as the writer knows, been uncovered, this building measure was strangled. It was only at the regular session of the Legislature last year that the regulation of buildings was placed in the power of the Board of Super- isors. Members of that body immediately took the matter up. They have discussed it at committee meetings dealing with other matters, in cluding the'kindred one of the plumbing ordinance. A building ordin ance was urged by a member of the sanitation committee, on the occa sion of the joint inspection of the Waipahu plague spot by that body and the president of the Board of Health, as one of the first essentials for pi eventing the sort of thing then viewed. Affihtfrvery next meeting of the Board of Supervisors the Waipahu mattrwas referred to the city attorney for an opinion as to the extent of the Board's power to deal with such conditions as those at Waipahu, Aiea and portions of the city proper, bmce then the attorney has been the convenience of the president 01 the Board of Health, who The stock market has been almost featureless since yesterday, aside from numerous sales against a weak de mand and saggy Indications. The strong stocks, like Oahu, Ewa", Pioneer, Honokaa, ets., have held their own, but are putting up a slightly weak front. McBryde regained some of Its lost position, while Olaa was good property at ?7. Between boards 75, 125, 150, 100, C5, 30 and 20 shares of McDryde sold at ?7, followed on 'Change lly 50, CO, 100, 100, 100, 35 and 100 shares at 7.375. At the close the latter figure was bid, while $7.50 was being asked. Pioneer was hard and fast at $210, although there has appealed to be slight weakness since the inoniiiig'U session. Between boards; 25, .", to, t and 3 shares sold at the llgure men tioned, followed by 10 and 5 shares on the hoards at the same. At the close tho stock was ottered at tne same, hut bidding had dropped to $207.50. Five shares Honokaa found a buyer at $22.50, establishing the quotation for the day. For tho stock $22.25 was bid and $22.50 asked. On the streets SO shares Ewa sold at $34.75 followed by 10 shares at $34.50. At the close $34.50 was bid and $34.75 asked. Olaa was in ready demand at $7, 100 50, 45, 100 and 50 shares selling on the streets and 100, 50, 50 and 10 on 'Change at tho same. At tho close this morning $7,125 was being asked for the stock. ... Thirty shares Oahu sold on the 'Continued on Page Five.) Pineapples and Bananas are now at their Best. Island Fruit Co. 72 King Street. Phone 15 One Cent Per Square Foot Or a trifle over for home sites of more than one acre each, adjoining the celebrated Pukcle Homestead in PALOLO VALLEY, ten minutes' walk from the car line. These lots are adjoining the beautiful homes of Owen Williams, WilliamA. Rideotit, Charles J. Schoening, Edward F. Patten and others. The rear of these lots extends to the hill slopes, from which grand views are to be had. Correct soil for all kinds of fruit. s Let me show you this property , $5oo per acre and up. Chas.. S. Desky FORT: STREET GOODFORM. Coat and Trouser Hangers No. 41. 6x6 (Men's) Set. 6 Trousers Hangers, No. 41, 6 Coat Hangers, 1 each Bar and Loop, 1 Shoe Rail, No. 27 $2.50 ' No. 42. 3x3, (Men's) Set. 3 Trousers Hangers, No. 41, 3 Coat Hangers, 1 each Bar and Loop, 1 Shoe Rail No. 26. . .$1.75 A large shipment of these useful goods just received. E. O. HALL & SON, LTD. Tungsten Lamps Householders and Merchants who are interested In reducing their light bills should not fall to try theso , lamps. ' They give TWICE THE LIGHT FOR THE SAME MONEY A clearer, hrlghter, whiter, steadier and better light In every way than that obtained with ordinary lamps. The Hawaiian Electric Co., Black Maria will not stand for Ants. The name stands for the greatest enemy to this one of the city's pests! We sell it. Benson, Smith & Co,, Ltd. HOTEL and PORT STS. Fresh From The PALM p. CAFE Are Purer Than S the requirements of the pure food law. Hotel near Union. ; 1 JSBl Leonard (Cleanable) 3c Use less Ice, give greater satis- 3m&- "fo ojp faotlon tnan any other make. & "If Sold only by t : H. Hackfeld & Co.. Ltd I Hardware Department. ess THE F. THOMAS DYEING WORKS, of SAN FRANCISCO Use only the best of dyes and all work 'is done under modern sanitary conditions. . FRENCH LAUNDRY :: :: j, ABADIE, Prop. 258 iierctania btreet. Agent for Hawaii 2 HMttt