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0 For slander live upon norPs!iori. Forercr hoiiHod where it pet po?ion. Oomedr of Errors. There is no prater delight than to be con scious of sincerity on sflfxamination. Jlen cius. TWELVE HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1917. ATTEMPT BY GERMANS TO I Movie of a man, a newspaper and a draughty street car By BRIGGS DESTROY ROOT MISSION TO RUSSIA FRUSTRATED -9 HAWAIIAN TEA -ROOM IN GOTHAM IS COMMENDED Story of Burning of Bridge Over which Special Was to Pass and Rolling of Several Flaming Cars Down Hill to Crash Into Root Train is Brough Here By Visitors From Orient ' ITH the arrival this week of a b Honolulu of attempts made by irehitta to destroy the Root par Evidently the news was suppress Niched Honolulu in press despatches, . f tha Japan Advertiser, was an eye failed of their purpose by only the " detail In the Tokio paper of July 27: , "Angered by the efforts of the Root mission to get Russia to fight, German : agents and Russian anarchists burned ; the bridge across the river at Viatka , (named Tcheptsa, I think), ahead or the train carrying Mr. Root and his party. Only because their act was badly timed did the train carrying the American mission escape being dashed Into the river," writes Mrs. " Mason. ' A Tlgllant trainman discovered the fire In the bridge In time to warn the engineer of the Root train. Baffled : In this attempt, the anarchists and German spies then set fire to several trains and rolled them down toward the train carrying the Root party, which was forced to back five miles away from the town to find a position of safety. I was surprised to find In arriving in Japan that all news of this terrible attempt to murder the official American party had been kept from the press. v The Root special train left Petro Srad Monday evening, July 9. The regular Siberian express, on which I traveled, left Petrograd on the even ing of the following day. On Wednes day, from trains coming toward Pet rograd, we heard rumors that an at tempt had been made to destroy the "Root train, but we gave these reports scant credence, as Russia now is full of all torts of horrl Die. rumors. But awakening In - my compartment at '.Viatka I heard the well known voices of Commissioner Charles Edward Rus sell and MaJ. Stanley Washburn under toy window. They were talking to pome one on our train. ' "Yes. the bridge Is down.' Wash burn was saying, they tried to burn It tinder us but they didn't time It right : EtlU, they've already forced us to stay 24 hours in this dirty place.' '- 1 dressed as quickly as possible and hurried out to see Basil Miles exerclaina his two Russian wolf hounds which created such - a sens tlon when he , housed them in the czar's winter, palace. ."Gen. Scott .land CoL Mott were walking up and down the track look' Inf for defective raHa, entirely ob livious of the mob of Russian soldiers who, only a few feet away, were ap plauding a denunciation of Americans by an anarchist perched on a pile of ties. : "CoL OmbokoY; the new military at tache to the United States, was rush ing about trying to verify the report that the plot to burn the bridge had been formed by a Russian officer in the pay of Germany. All the Russians In sight-were wildly excited, shouting at each other to kill the anarchists or to kill the bourgeois,' as the case happened to be. It looked as if there would be a fight between the Russian passengers on our train, among whom were several officersand the soldiers of the garrison of VUtka-reinforced by the Socialistic workmen. In the meantime two or three train loads of .soldiers, coming., from the rier, , passed ui. . They had ferried across m boats from other trains on the far side. The coolest man for miles around apparently -was Senator Root, who was fast asleep In his car, with , some of his staff on guard. . The senator had his excitement the day. before and was thoroughly tired ; out "The' purple sUk curtains in his car were all drawn, : The whole train of 2 rs7 . . i i t a. - s T 5 nriy Liniitrircn - M a 2' throuch tho f--A, m' XT M tofl Vm W th. daHrhtfol SB lit- i rant rffcra4 w tn. Hum of SB f t A th. Canadian Pacific Railway. m E Tick.. TAt mro bo higlOTthaa by M ka ranthr NortlMraratitak 8ptaadi Z SS1.J Mrrtc od tnental scMarr of HI woadarfiil franamtt tfTonr jow . W muy unuaaal ebana via th. m ts S CAW AD I AM PACIFIC RAILWAY s far ciiplt Infcrmatl PtT m ' FRED L. WABwn HMrtl Aent PVKTliT 2 Canadian Pacific Railway - W9 Manes . SaaFraodaccCal. , v, -a S A' (Danadsan acBvid uut tunica oat from the Orient, word reached German agents and Russian an ty on its visit to Russia, ed for official reasons, so that it never but Mrs. Mason, wife of the editor witness of one of the attempts which erest chance. The story is given in eight cars was most luxurious, hav ing been in former days the private train of Nicholas II." Mrs. Mason then tells how suddenly a cloud of smoke was seen pourin from a nearby storehouse, and how a futile attempt was made by the Root train crew to get the fire out. The blaze soon spread to some passenger trains and a number of scattered freight cars. "Ostensibly trying to remove these cars from danger," she continues but really in the attempt to carry fire to the Root train a number of soldiers and workmen pushed several of these blazing cars down the track) just to windward of the Root train, so that the high breeze drove the flames directly against the cars carrying the American mission. Only the prompt ac tlon of the engineer of Senator Root's train saved It from catastrophe He backed the train away from the blazing cars and did not stop until he was five miles out In the country. 'The explanation which was given us by railroad officials at the station and by the militia at Viatka was that the fire had been started by the same miscreants who had burned the bridge. "It seems that parallel to the wood en bridge which was destroyed was a stone bridge just being completed When the anarchists learned that work on this had been so speeded up that It would provide an avenue of escape for' the Americans within a few hours they decided on a last desperate measure and set fire to ths storehouse. If they had been efti dent they would have made a good job In the first place, by destroying both bridges. "At length, a few hours after this second fire, this stone bridge was ready for use. The conductor of Sen ator Root's train ordered his engineer to proceed, and our train was about to follow when there was a protest from the soldiers of several troop trains which had pulled into Viatka during the long cessation of traffic. "These soldiers, who were ' riding in freight cars, were on their way to their homes in Siberia, having bad enough of the war. They said that it was an outrage to suggest that trains carrying American capitalists and ' Russian 'bourgeois' should pre cede them, the real lords of Russia, so the American mission was forced to submit to another considerable de lay while the Russian army proceed ed to the rear. "Of course the noise and excitement which had ensued when the ware house fire was discovered had awak ened Senator Root, and throughout the trying moments when the blaz ing cars were being sent down the tracks s gainst his train he was on the platform, calm as could be, and his face- a perfect study. Perhaps the most interesting impressions of an archical Russia which he will have to report to President Wilson were gained during those exciting momenta Vhen the Russians he had come to aid were trying to burn him alive." Shortly after this the Root train pulled out ahead of the train on which Mrs. Mason was riding. She relates a number of other interesting exper iences of rocks being shied through the windows of her own car, of seeing gruff Russian soldiers come in and arrest a number of passengers, and of watching German prisoners loiter ing about the various depot platforms joking and fraternizing with the Rus sian regulars. $50,000 REALTY DEAL CONSUMMATED AT HILO (Spadal 5Ur-SoHtm Oorraipondeao.) HILO. Aug. 8. One of the largest real estate deals of the year was con summated this week by The First Trust Co. of HHo, Ltd., which pur chased the H. Hackfeld & Co. prem ises on the mauaa siae oi Jtiamename- ha avenue and all the remainder of Kukuuau II in the Walalamo district. The combined area of the two pieces exceeded 255,000 square feet, and the price paid is quoted as over a0,000. The Volcano Stables & Transporta tion Co. Ltd., has purchased a portion of the tract, and will start building in the near future. The First Trust Co. of Hilo, Ltd., has extensive plans for the develop ment of the balance of the tract. UKULELES ARE you can't play them, i That being the case, why not buy Jours from Ernest K. Kaai and re ceive a complete private course of in esmparable Kaal-method lessons free with any ukulele you pick out? Vou set the hours for your lessons yourself. Our ukuleles range in price from $6.50 up; all instruments are guar anteed and we guarantee to teach you pieces not merely exercises. ' Now is the time; call tomorrow for further details at our new store, 1128 Union street, Wolters Bldg. Adv. , NOT MUCH GOOD A STARTLING' CONTINUED ON STRCM6 BLovS PPEf WRESTLES WILL Be (3LAO To too vajRimlED GinJ UP LMITH GET AMY pASf; AMD F,nDS iT .5 ope " Six. NOV AT HILO f Spadal Star-Bulletin Oorrarpondenca.) HILO. Maul. August 8. The five pol factories in Hllo, two in Walakea, two in the city proper, and one in Puueo, produce altogether about 3700 pounds daily. The Hilo pol factory is the largest, having a capacity of 1200 pounds dally. The taro root from which the pol Is made. Is shipped from Honolulu and Waipio valley. The price, which taro at the present time commands is from 2 to $2.50 per hundred pounds. It is an interesting fact that most of our taro is grown by Chinese rather than by Hawaiians. The amount raised by the latter Is largely used for their own home use. Waipio val ley, which is the largest taro produc ing section ,on this island, was once and is yet, to a large extent, occupied by Chinese, who make the taro indus try a very profitable one. Another fact worth noting is that the consumption of pol is increasing as Hawauan-Dorn enmese ana Jap anese eat this nutritive food with, al most the same relish as the Hawaii ans. It has also been ascertained through test, that the taw root has more nutriment in it tnan tne wen known potato and as the two are very similar in texture and in taste, it is possible that the taro Industry might be exploited for other purposes than Just to satisfy the pol demand. How ever, there is one serious drawback to this hope of a brighter future for the taro and that is, that the taro, unlike the potato, will not keep longer than three or four days. It would not do therefore for shipping long lis- tances or for storing purposes. SAYS ACID STOMACHS NEED MAGNESIA Doctor Calls Bisurated Magnesia Safest, Quickest and Most Effective Acid Stomach Corrective. The almost universal use of magne sia by physicians and specialists in the treatment of stomach troubles, is due to the fact that It stops food fer mentation and neutralizes the acid the direct cause of nearly all stomach troubles. Of the many forms of mag nesia such as oxides, citrates, carbon ates, sulphates, etc., the most suitable snd, efficient, and the one prescribed bv leading specialists is bisurated magnesia, a teaspoonful of which in a little warm water Immediately after eating will instantly neutralize the acid, ritop fermentation, and thus en sure painless normal digestion. Care should be taken to get bisurated mag nesia, as its action is infinitely more effective. It is al6o, ry tne way, usually stocked by druggists in conve nient compressed tablets as well as in the ordinary powder form. Stomach sufferers and dyspeptics who follow this plan and avoid the use of pepsin, charcoal, soda mints, drugs and medi cines are invariably astonished to find that the stomach, relieved of the irri tating acid and gas, soon regains its normal tone, and can do its work alone without the doubtful aid of artificial digestants. Adv. New York message announces the engagement of Miss Jane N. Morgan, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan and granddaughter of the late J. P. Morgan, to Mr. George Nichols of New York. PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to cure blind, bleeding, itching or pro trading PILES in 6 to 14 days or money refunded. Manufactured by the PARIS MEDICINE CO., St. Louis, U.S.A. I'lll MA ING BIG INDUSTRY 'v EDNA A y a ) jl t Away Owci I visited an old lady no, she wasn't so old, come to think of it, she merely seemed so,' because she was alwars comnlainlne. Well. while f sat with her she ehowed me some of the pamphlets she got from fly. fr 'Throw away the .nostrum. They will play havoc irith your system medicine houses and doctors, and goodness knows where else, telling her how to recognize symptoms and what medicines to use to cure them. She was sure I was getting bron chitis and she knew that something else meant paralysis and she kind ly loaned me a dozen or so of her pamphlets. And when I glanced through them, I found, had I be- HAWAII SUPPLIES BEEF TO ARMY ON 0AHU (Special Star-BvUJtin Corraaoondenee) HILO. Maul, August 8. When the Inter-Island Steamship company's steamer Helene, with Skipper Sachs at the helm, weighed anchor at the Kuhio wharf shortly after 7 o'clock last even ing with 76 choice Hereford steers aboard for the Honolulu market, it became evident that this island is not only in the front rank as a sugar pro ducer, but that she is right there with the trumps when ft comes to supply ing the territory with choice steaks, as well. The fine bunch of cattle shipped by the Helene, was one of a weekly consignment from the Kukaiau ranch, out of the several big ranches on this Island the managers of whjch have for the last 10 years been aware of the advantage of introducing the best breed of beef cattle obtainable, and the specimens that went to Honolulu last night, is evidence of the wisdom of such a move. The army on Oahu furnishes a splen did market for the outside islands, and since the commissary department has learned that a superior grade of meat can be secured right here at home, to any which can be brought from the coast, that market is now an assured source upon which the local ranchers can depend and arrange their stock to suit the conveniences of their satisfied customers. Germany is building no more Zeppe lins and the thousands of men who were employed at the plants are manufacturing airplanes. v"W ;.t fj iA ' SSSBSJSBBBBBlBllallJ With 'Em! Ilered, that I possessed unmistakable symptoms of everything from measles and mumps to cancer and typhoid fever though I never get 111 from anything! Poor ladr. she did love to worry over herself, while tne wrinkles came and ner moutn drooped from imaginary pains, and her poor digestion struggled with aU the things she gave It to euro her Imaginary diseases. For, of course, she drank quarts of curatives and preventives of heaven knows how many Jl none of which she had. Throw most of your medicine closet away if you possess one any thing like this. Ton don't want medicines; yon want simple food, lots of pure water and Ions; walks and exercise In the fresh air. Ton want dally baths and cheerful so ciety If you want beauty. Don't feed yourself too many medi cines. Tour medicine closet needs a few good antl-toxlna, a laxative, a gargle, alcohol to rub in to prevent a cold, an antiseptic, and some bicar bonate of soda to ease the occasional Indigestion pains. Brandy or am monia for fainting spells Is good to have also. And youll get along fine then. Don't overload your stomach with medicine; you don't need most of it. Questions and Answers "Eavt derived much benefit from your Beauty Chats and kindnett in many of your repliei to friendt of mine, and am alto a constant reader of the CKaU my self and thought I would ash a favor of you. Can you give me the name of a scented beant "We had tome many years ago, but I've forgotten their name and thought you might be able to inform me. Sylvia. Reply Isn't tber a bean on the mag nolia tree that amella good? So many fragrances com in bean form It 1 hard to aay Just which on 70a may refer to. Tell me what you with It tor. and perhaps I can (It you mora definite. Information. Salsbnry. Keep the hair est ereral years mora, a child at ten can wear her balr that way ter a long time to come. Shampoo with tar soap to overcome dry ness ; occasionally rub oHro oil or vaseline Into scalp. Take her to an electric needlo specialist for tho wart and for tha freckles, when she grows np, she will not play In the sun and tho freckles wont troublo so. NO EXCHANGE CHARGE ON WAR CERTIFICATES WASHINGTON, U C To correct a misunderstanding among holders of interim liberty loan certificates, Sec retary McAdoo has issued a state ment pointing out that there is no charge for the exchange of certifi cates of different denominations and that the certificates will count for their full face value when turned in, no matter on how large a bond they apply. Social Annoyance From a hygienic standpoint social annoy ance is gettins serions. since the strain n both the body and the mind requires constant physi cal attention. Certainly nothing :s more an noying to a refined person than offensive pers piration or body odors. Those who bare used Tyree's Antiseptic Towder know it to be tna one remedy which nerer disappoints. For gen eral use dependable In all cases it should be in eTery household. Dr. M. K. Cnartier of the Faculte de Taris, France, said: "If there is a rery unpleasant affection and hard to cure at that, tt is surely these conditions." He also aays, "there are to be found in the drug stores many prepara tions containing boracic acid and talcum. These preparations, generally used in a dried state, have the great inconrenlence of clogging the pores of the skin. This Is not the case with Tyree's Antiseptic Powder, as It acts as a deodorizing, stimulating agent. My attention was called to this fact while attending sereral cases of severe Inflammation produced by Poison Oak. While no other remedy would gie relief. Tyree's Antiseptic in the propor tion of two teasioonfuls to a pint of water allayed the Intense pain In a comparatively short space of time." This preparation is sold in boxes at twenty fire cents and one dollar, by the manufacturer. J J. S. Xfrea, Chemist, iae Waaalagtoa, B. C ORRYNG LOCAL AGENCY War is worrying; the local agents of the Sperry Flour Co. Heretofore the price of flour In Honolulu was fairly good. About a day or two ago, flour was sold at $12.55, an advance of 20 cents a barrel, according , to W. H. Friedley, representing the' local agency. He added that everything was "up in the air." Pending the passage of the food control act In congress, no definite information regarding the price could be ascertained. Mr. Friedley said that the market price of the flour on the coast is very strong at present Ever since July 10, the price of wheat, bran, barley and grain has increased con siderably at the rate of $5 to f 10 per ton. One clause In the food control bill puts the minimum price for wheat at $2 per bushel; but according to Mr. Friedley this is too Indefinite. Some business men claim that the 2-wheat clause means that the wheat Is to be sold at 92 per bushel on the field. Others say that it means $2 at the market, or on elevator, or perhaps, at the warehouse. This clause, he says, if not Interpreted intelligently will certainly cause a great deal of confu sion. COMMERCE CHIEF FIRED BY REDFIELD WASHINGTON. D. C Dr. Edward E. Pratt, chief of the commerce de partment's bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, resigned recently at the request of Secretary Redfield. Wide differences have existed be tween Mr. Redfield and his assistant over the administration of the export control clause of the espionage act. T H R 0 U PIH FLOUR CONCERN CIA! MOUNTAINS Phone 4023 Call, phone or H. E. Seattle Man Offers Services to U. S. Following Appeal of Coast Nipponese In the New York Post recently ap peared the following on the Hawaiian tea room in New York: "A few steps from Fifth avenue there blooms in tropical splendor a Hawaiian tea room. Walls, pictures, and fixtures all glow in brilliant or ange, with pleating touches of brown, bronie. or green. Tapa screens of ; crude Hawaiian design stand guard at ; odd corners. Hula' skirts fringe the doorway and shell. Curtains cleverly simulate the texture of native Tapa hangings, which the women make of pounded pulp. Straw woven cushions upon window seat nd bench, while not exactly soft or downy, heighten the strange impression. "Be seated at one of the bare ma hogany tables. The soft, thick straw mat underfoot subdues the mincing footsteps of the little Japanese waiter whose presence appears with dih of curry. Do not be embarrassed by the use of a tablespoon for a knife. It is a native custom. From a great round partitioned dish help yourself to a sprinkling of mango chutney, shredd ed coconut, ground peanuts, and alt manner of odd, tasty relishes. The salt you win find In mahogany bowls upon little straw mats. Linen nap kins are embroidered in bright flowers or fruit, hibiscus flowers, poha, or ohelo berries. Your salad will prob ably be of avacado fruit. For dessert you may have wonderful preserves that you have never tasted before, and strange cooling tropical bever ages. "Luncheon at the Hawaiian tea room is $1. You may meet interesting Hawaiians there. For the evening meal it is necessary to announce your coming by a telephone call. Later there are to be real luaus Hawaiian feasts and a native musician to tetch the ukulele or hula. PREPARING OF BREAD SUBSTITUTES TO BE ' DEMONSTRATED TODAY How to make rice biscuits, potato biscuits, Boston brown bread and Graham bread will be demonstrated at the Y. W. C. A. cafeteria this after noon by Mrs. James Russel, who has been secured by the woman's commit tee of the territorial food commission to give a series of free cooking dn onstrations for the benefit of the women of the city. Mrs. Russell will also explain practical methods of corn meal and wheat flour from destruc tion by weevils. Slices of war bread made by Mrs. Russell were recently placed on sale at the cafeteria and were disposed of "like hot cakes' to lunchers. Whether stopping here for a day or tor Ji sumrter, you will find this a hotel of per fect satisfaction Bellevue Hotel GEARY AND TAYLOR STS. SAN FRANCISCO, AL. Solid Concrete Structure ABSOLUTELY FIREPROOOF Every Room with Private Bath Headquarters for Island Residents European Plan, $1.50 per dayuup American Plan, $3.50 per day up Special Monthly Rates MORGAN ROSS, Manager. Honolulu Representative; WILL" AM L. WARREN, P. O. Box 769; or Telephone 217J G I The Santa Fe for many miles threads park-like forests at alti tudes that make it the cool route to the East. Back East Excursion Tickets are on sale certain days during August and September. Begin your trip from California on onp of the favored dates : and effect a-substantial paying in the cost of the journey. V v write VERNON, . , General Agent, T82S Fort SW Honolulu K' H v - V--.V .