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-f t.-" "' vV HONOLULU STAR-BTJLLETTN. MONDAY, JULY 30, 1917, I SAVS JAPAN WOULD LOSE HEAVILY SHOULD SHE MARCH INTO SIBERIA ir AdacHi Kinnosuke, New York Publicist, Tells Why Nipponese Could Not Undertake Job of Punishing Russia A few weeks ago the newspaper of the Eastern United States were making a sensation of reports that Japan, In case Russia, made a separ ate peace with Germany, would send forces into Siberia to chastise a faith less Russia. In tie following article, which appeared in the New York Tri bune, Mr. Adachi. a prominent Jap anese writer working in New York, tells why Japan could not accept such a task. Here Is one of trie most sensational Items of news that ever came out of Washington: "Japan has an understanding with Great Britain whereby she will attack Russia, if Russia should, for any rea son, cease to make war on Germany. It Is an appealing Idea; it may be even tremendous to those whose eyes areTer on the destiny of Japan and the Far East. It isn't what you might call offensively Christian, though. Japan and Great Britain, with the rest of the proud Entente Allies, are fighting for Justice, human ity and all the rest of the fine phrases. That is their contention, anyvay. And all of a sudden they are said to be In a secret plot of knifing one ef their own Allies in the back even; with Russia is with them be fore she has given any positive proofs of going back on them. "It, la curious how calmly the Amer ican sentiment takes this news. It . held its breath; it held up both its hands in holy horror when President Wilson exposed the ZJmmermann plot to get Mexico and Japan to attack the United States. Yet the little silly scheme of the German foreign min ister to seduce Japan away from her Allies through the good offices or MexlcdIa as white as a feather from a new born angel's wings beside this picture ' of the i Imitation ; Britain of the Far East and the original Britain 'putting their heads together over a thing erblch has a distinct flavor of the middle ages about it : If , Russia Quits But that Is neither here nor there. The Question is: . If Russia as, in- ' deed, It seems rather likely from the newspaper r despatches should go .back on her Allies, break her pledges . and come' under the Teuton domin- ' .s . to 1 n f .It's Toasted ! ? -r; ; . ... -to seal in the m . :, j I - delicious Burley j m Garter's Little Liver Pills For Constipation OX A vegetable remedy that O . tired feeling end puts "you ;. healthy cctjonand the stomach and bowels to their natural functions, making life worth ; living. Your liver is your best beauty doctor. If you will keep your liver and bowels in I order, ia ximety-cine cases out of a hundred, good health is assured. This treatment has besa ia successful use for fifty years long enough to demonstrate its efficiency one ; p3 d3y more only, when necessary. Violent purgatives are not what you need. ArNasrfiuth. ARTFRVc; IRON PUT CmUa. Liood is tb rttioa iiOOd la DM rtirn far - Ccy coloricM fact. bt ht ! - ance. what then? Will Japan fight her? Would Japan cross the Rubicon with an heroic step and ocrupy the maritime province of Siberia? Ger many, with Russia under her domina tlon, could draw ample food supplies for the empty and mutinous stomachs at home and stoke up those along the front to a fighting efficiency. With Germany supplied with food ft would not be pleasant for the Entente Allies to think ot what might happen along the western front. Such a condition may spell almost anything, including a German -dictated peace, the disap pearance of the French republic even the death struggle for the British Isles. Under the circumstances, it is not at all beyond the horizon of a prophetic vision that the Allies would ask Japan to send her armies to Ku- i rope to stem the German advance, to which there will be no second bat tle of the Marne. But there is Just one trouble about that, a little mat ter of ships, altogether aside from Japan's willingness to send a million men to Europe to fight. It would take at least more than a hundred more ships than Japan can possibly spare at this time to transport that number of men. And anything less than that force would be worse than a sad joke, either Europe nor the United States can help Japan iiv thla matter; they have no ships td -spare. Would Lose, Not Gain Now. if Russia were to comqp under the German sway she would either voluntarily fight on the side of the Teutonic powers or be forced to do so in the end. She will not be strong enough to stand aloof and enforce her neutrality. And if she were to fight as a ermany ally, what would Japan do? Would she fight Russia in Siberia? She would not. For the one and all-sufficient reason that she would, not gain anything by it. Be cause she would lose, and lose very heavily, by it But would not the conquest and occupation of the maritime province, of Siberia destroy once for all the Russian dream of the Far Eastern empire and the hope of a war of re venge on Japan? It would, certain ly. But both of those two things are dead now; the Russian empire of the - 1 HedtMesy y" OverNigby j 11 y dways gives prompt relief in constipation. Banishes that right over night Stimulates the liver restoring it to full - - - - - ' . - : - pslt-fscad peopU , txaatvrt HILO MUST STOP TO SOLDIERS TwPntV-fifth Inf Cflntain MaVrof "blind PiS"-that are known to ex- iweniy-Tiiin mi. uapidin may iBt in Hilo ln tte vlcmitv 0f the Recommend Company Be Returned to Honolulu ( S?clai Sur-Bullottn Corraspondeceo ) HILO. July 27. That there is a big r-hanr of TomDanv B. 25th Infantry, be! sent back to Honolulu or else an order b!ne issued that will create; u "dry" zone around Hilo, is the latest development. The situation is a seri ous one, and It is known mai captain McNab of the 25th Infantry, is deter-: take up his time. The lack of sufri mined to put an end to the illicit sell-; cient appropriation by the board of in r rtf hrwre tn hi mm Th rsnec - table hotels and saloons are not do ing anything along this line, but many olind piggers and others are declared to be. giving the soldiers all the liquoi they can pay for. The attention of the sheriff and the license commissione-s has been brought to the matter. That a deter- mined effort should be made by the license inspector and the police de - partment to stamp out the hundreds East and the second Russo-Japanese war died a complete and permanent death with the fall of autocracy if. indeed, it did not die' on the 3rd of July, 1916, when the Russo-Japanese alliance was signed. Moreover, Japan's attack on Sibe ria would not advance the cause of her Allies. If Russia were actually to join Germany and take up arms against her former Allies ln Europe. Japan could not stop her from carry ing her plan out by invading Siberia. Japan could not march througn Sibe ria and attack Moscow. The utmost she would be able to do would be to take the maritime province east of the Amur river; and there would be the end of her military activity. That In no wise would affect the war front in Europe. For under such circum stances, neither Russia nor the Teutonic Allies would think it wise to divert enough force from the Euro pean fronts to the Far East to in fluence their European operations. But would not the Pacific provinces of Russia be a tempting prize for Japan to seize especially when the otner members of the Entente , Allies would urge her to do so? No eager and ready "yes" to the above ques tlon will be forthcoming from Japan. For such a war Is a war of conquest, T I 1 1 pure ana simpje. u means aiso me creation of a second Rosso-Japanese war which is happily and effectively dead now. Another, and a rather pertinnent, query is whether Japan is financially and economically able to carry out a scheme of conquest of that sort. Leading economists of Japan would be bitterly opposed to it, including such men as Baron Ta kahashl. Prof. T6umura and all the rest who oppose what is called the "continental policy" of Japan Besides, the maritime province is not such a glittering prize as is gen erally supposed. There is a mistaken idea that the Primorsk is a prom ised land of flowing honey and milk that it is a vast agricultural won derland. Nothing is further from tna actual truth. Attitude of the United States And then there is the United States. When Japan drove the Ger mans out of Kiaochao American pub. lie opinion was not slow to point the finger of condemnation at Japan. The American press was filled with the picture of Japan driving the first wedge in her unholy scheme of the conquest of China. The occupation of the maritime province of Siberia would look in the eyes of the United States like the birth of another Ger many in the Far East. And Japan would be much blacker and more sinister in American eyes than the Germany in Europe because Japan Is nearer to the United States and be. cause she is a "yellow" power. And Japan would not like that at all. That is about the last thing that Japan would like to see of all the black per turhations of international politics. For, after all, it is the attitude of the United States which fences out Japan from the Asian continent, as well as from the Americans on this side of the Pacific, certainly infinitely more effectively than Russia does. Then, too, Japan has learned a good lesson with Korea a lesson she is not likely to forget soon namely, it is neither pleasant nor profitable to make your neighbor's country a part of your own. This is utterly contrary to what some of the American papers say about the sinister design of Japan on China; but never mind them, it is true. When she can have all the wealth producing advantages in Man churia and in the maritime province of Siberia without the annoyance and SasaUDoM SouUiPrtn Hi SELLING BOOZE OR SEE THEM LEAVE city is the general opinion here. That the long drawn out row and bad feel ing between the sheriffs department and the license inspector should be thrown into the discard and the two work together for the good of the town is the unanimous verdict of those who understand the situation. Sheriff Pua claims that he is short- handed, and that he, ln addition, has many extra duties to attend that ! sunervisors nas torcea mm 10 dis charre several DOlice officers ana there are not enough left now to police tewn, he claims. 1 The license inspector has always claimed that he could not get any assistance from the police department, so as to make arrests of blind piggers. He claims that he is so well known that he cannot get in and secure evi j dence enough to convict any illicit booze dealer whom he might arrest. expenditure i should she of administration w-hy insist on spending her for no other commodity ' good money than the enmity of your neighbors and the hatred and distrust of the other powers of the world? That is not sense. Whatever else Japan is, she is neither a downright Idiot nor an incurable lunatic. The Russo-Japanese Alliance Then, again, there is the present Terauchi cabinet : d its foreign po licy. All this talk of attacking Rus sia would sound like a cheap yarn in the ears of those who know the pres ent foreign minister of Japan, Vis count Motono. It was he who signed the Russo-Japanese agreement of July 30, 1907. He was the negotiator of the Russo-JaDanese convention of 1910, and it was he who put tlirough the Russo-Japanese alliance of July 3, 1916. Russia today has no better friend in the whole of the Far East than the present holder cf the port folia of the foreign minister of Jap an. Would Japan under such a mm ister as Motono and with the genera foreign Doliev of Premier Terauchi bc kci, to indulge in a dark scheme j of piaying a Judas to Dlaylng a Judas to Russia even while she Is stl"' her ally? Tho ex tremely Innocent American interna tional imagination might bo equal to httch an orignal fiction of that sort, but no other. Besides, public opinion in Japan is now suffering from an acute attack of sudden sobriety in matters of in ternational politics. This, again does not square with the popular pic ture of the Young Japan revising her he. bands every few seconds. But, again, it is true. Marquis Okuma, writing in his own magazine, the Shin Nlhon, in the May, 1917, issue devotee six or seven pages to the merciless exposure of the shortcom ings of the Japanese and the prim itive state of their scientific achieve ments, and then adds: "Nevertheless, our countrymen too often fall victim to pride and empty boasting. Some of them mouth 'the Monroe doctrine for the Far. East.' There are even those who entertain the shallow idea of trying to drive cut the influences of the white men from Asia under the name of 'Asia for Asiatics.'. It is all wrong. WTiat we should do is to hold ourselves in all modesty and face the world and life ln a receptive attitude of mind We should foster substance and power with might and main." And Marquis Okuma is a represen tative Japanese of today. In the above he is simply echoing the general sen timent of the thinking half of the na tlon. Fighting Russia in the maritime province of Siberia will not stand much chance in a Japan whose leaders are of the type of Marquis Okuma, It's a catchy, colorful suggestion, but it hasn't a ghost of a show in the realm of practical politics. HILO LIQUOR DEALERS TO AID IN KEEPING BOOZE FROM SOLDIERS (Speeiil 8tr-Bantln CorraapondmeO IULO. July 27. E. H. Austin in formed the board of trade members on Wednesday last that all the sa loon managers of the city and nearby districts have agreed to not Bell any bottled booze after 5 p. m., and that they also refuse to sell to chauffeurs who might take the liquor out to soldiers. The matter of how the wholesale and retail liquor dealers are working to help to prevent booze being sold or given to agents who represent sol diers, has been taken up by the deal ers. It is thought that if the dealers will not sell booze in bottles after 5 o'clock in the afternoon, there will not be much of the carrying away of liquor in containers during the day time. It is generally at night thtt the stuff is purchased for joyriders. SIX FILIPINO COUPLES MARRIED ON SAME DAY Six Filipino couples were married ' last Saturday in the same place and by the same priest, Father Victori nus Claesen of the Catholic mission. ; The happy six are Benito Gonzales ; and Sarah Makuena, Costor Calledo ! and Bettlta Hermines, Fausto Ponsay and Domlnga Cabalis, Jose Martinez and Flelclano Ablino, Paecual Verte and Barbara Gallego, Laurentio Pasu guiroy and Clara de la Berte. George Walpa and Malie K. Kahimoku, Ha walians. were married on the same i day by Father Claesen. Emilo Augus itme and Ramona Cruz were married on the day following. NOTICE. I wish to announce that I am better of my late sickness, and that begin ning Monday, July 30, I will be at my place of business ready to serve all my customers. Hair Cut 25c, Shave 15c JOAQUUI QUINTAL. .-. , , - Prop. Quintal: Barber. Stop. Hint Boycott of Local Landlords If Rents Raised Chinese Lodgers Said to Be Up in Arms Over Threatened Increase of Rates Denizens of Honolulu's Chinatown whose homes are in the tenements threaten to boycott certain owners of these buildings if they persist in rais ing the rent on rooms when there is no apparent reason for the Increase. This Is the information received from a Chinees well acquainted with conditions in Chinatown tenement district, and who asserts that, during the past week, a number of Chinese of the working class have been stirred to action over the wholesale rent raising propaganda. One Chinese landlord, who conducts other business besides hit tenements, announced recently that room rent would be raised one dollar. "Now everyone knows that the war has had no effect on the rooming houses in the city of Honolulu." says the Chinese who knows conditions in the tenement district "The Chinese who are living ln these rooms were 'ukj in the air' when the landlord sent his collector out with notices that the rent on every room will be raised one dol Irr beginning August 1. In one of the tenements, on Hotel street, there are about 50 rooms and each room meas ures about 7x9. Some of the rooms are double and the rent charged for two rooms is nine dollars. Two years ago. according to the Chinese people the rooms rented for $4.50. and tiie rent was gradually increased a dollar, "Some of the buildings in which these rooms are located are filthy and with but a single light at the entrance at night, leading to stairs that are nearly worn out. "Bath tubs and showers are not to be foupd in some of the buildings and in many instances the small lavatories are used by from 70 to SO people. The so-called bath rooms ln some cases are used by the lodgers as kitchens. There are at least half a dozen buildings in wnich these conditions exist. Some of the Chinese are talking of boycotting the landlord if he per sists in raising the rents. But they add, nowever, tnat if the rooms were cleaner and more sanitary they would be satisfied with having to pay more rent. When August 1 comes, some of these landlords are likely to find their tenements without occu pants." HILO SEEKS U. S. TO ENFORCE LAW Board of Trade Exercised at Free Supply of Booze to Men in Uniform (Botei! Eur-Bniletin CorratDOndanc) HILO, July 27. At the special meeting of the board of trade that was held on Wednesday last, it was decided that United States Marshal Smiddy be asked to appoint a dep uty marshal for Hilo. This was the sense of the meeting which waa held to discuss the proposition of soldiers in uniforms being supplied with booze in Hilo. Capt. McNab made the statement that certain men are obtaining the booze and that be wish es this practise to be stopped aa it may lead to something unpleasant. Capt McNab declared that he could handle the men of his company all right, but that he did object to having to punish certain men repeatedly. He thought that the people of Hilo should back the federal authorities up and do whatever is possible . to prevent soldiers getting booze. The question of soldiers getting booze in private houses was brought hp and an opinion was read by At torney Carl C. Carlsmith that the fed eral law was not violated when a citizen gave an officer or a private liquor while the officer or soldier was a guest of honor. Capt. McNab pointed out that while it was said that the soldiers were getting booze at the homes of Ha- wallans, it must be plain to everybody that the soldiers were providing the money for the liquor. It was always around payday that the trouble in re gard to the men drinking occurred. The secretary was also Instructed to write to United States District At torney Huber and forward the written opinion of Attorney Carlsmith and in quire as to how the law stands, ln the opinion of Attorney Huber. AT 1 0:30 A.M. Tomorrow being Registration Day, The Metropolitan Meat Market will close at ten thirty ln the forenoon to allow employes to register. Advt DAY CLOSING The store of Henry May & Co., Ltd, quality grocers, will dose all day on Registration Day, Tuesday, July 31, to enable the employee to register. Adr. SS"i"Stif"SM"MB'.'v--' He It Is bard to ask for bread and DEPUTY MARSHAL METROPOLITAN MARItET CLOSES REGISTRATION v ll -a- IT With bi focals yon do not need to be con stantly looking over the top rims of your glasses, a habit that is looked upon as a sign of old age. The bi-focal glasses we make are of two lenses, one for reading and the other for distance, either in cemented two-piece, or invisible Kryptok. Nt . These glasses may be made "either rim less or with rims. C. H. TRULLINGER, Formerly with the Chinn-Beretta Co., S. F. Successor to A. N. SANFORD Optician' Boston Bldg., over May & Co. Store GasoTine J . PoiHiS I Beati, i S trtlgfiMSMilfel cuoOnt ths I . Z I boiling Debits mduttty titm in a rnniimM s . 2s L y? i TO FAMOUS DIBECTLY OVEBLOOKING THE VOLCANO OF " HiliAUEA ' COVERS ALL Steaner.eyery Wcdsssday and Eatsrday f Oriental Silks aad Bilk Crepes jnst arrived. Hotel St, near Nnnanu t We carry the finest assort ment of Oriental Curios and Novelties in tha i islands. Japanese Bazaar Fort St, opp. Catholic l7 Chnrrh By-focal Glasses : .1: Beati, ia s trtight-dtMintd gM&n tte oiling point gndua8y raina continww nbrekca chain, giving wy ttantog, ukk ad taoeth tctkntwtt, pmu uti tail ft. Boiling Mfana aloM rrrtal gaoolia quality. Aa tho U. S. Baraa of Standards atatta, gravity tH yon nothing. Me aaixtnra, how. var dovcrly conenctad and no auttat what Ita gravity, can contain th catractnahrofcas alios of Wling points. .. vtrv.,-; Sod Crown la gBarantaad to h a ttralghv diatfllod refinery gttaiina, tha boiling nointa o which lorm a cootiwovs cbukiUd Craws ianol a toLxtnit.j - - STANDARD OIL COMPANY "The Q-oUMifQwiitf THE EXPErJSES t ' ' ' - ' 'v.:..-' HOUSE i .