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HONOLULU STAB-BULLETIN, IONDAYv NOVEMBEB 26, 1917.
six ; i SEWATOR THOMPSON PREDICTS "DftV" UHH" lU-ilSHrUBrSi.: AMENDMEM PASSES CONGRESS SO dosiesmh ni mn to t:ii ! RILEY H. ALLEN ( MONDAYS. v. NOVEMBER 26, 1917. Italy's'BacK to the Wall Whjje the world looks calmly on, a nation is de ciding its destiny. V Italv, back to wall, is giving t hat ; supreme, sacri fice of its flower of manhood to hold the Austro Germans oitUe Piave plains and the nearby moun tains ; to saw historic Venice ; to avert from a whole people the fate of Serbia, Belgium, Rumania. ' The situation of Italy has changed with shatter ing suddenness. A month ago Cadorna's army was cutting its way slowly but steadily toward Trieste. Twelve attackson the defending lines of the Aus trian had failed tactically but strategically had prepared the way for probable success on the next. Then, reinforced by hundreds oMhousands of Ger mans from the Austrian liiie. officered by "Germans, the Austrians brxke through Cadorlias dangerously slim defenses and in d day the whole Italian front was thrust backward. In the terrible retreat that followed, most rf one army .was killed or, taken prisoner, another army badly out ur, the third saved only by good fortune and generalship. Evidently Italy believes that Cadorna had tried too much. 'For-hisjdaring he had to sffer when the reverse came. ,:A new- commander hasrallied the armies, and a new spirit in' the country at large has rallied the people. .. ..; ItaiJ is fighting out its'Verdun on the Piave Brenta frVtCl French , could have lost Verdun and still suffered no overpowering military reverse, but Verduu toVhem was a symbol, the lily of France, to be saved fronvthej polluting hands of Prussian- 'ism. And Verdun wasLsayed a terrific cost.H j Italy mar holdfast' at or near the present line. 'And if the Austrdteermans can gain no further this winter, their .extlnd'ei front is jn a perilous posp tion. Communication' trough the'mountains; is dif ficult. Kut can Jtaly hold? That is the question. Good AriiericanV J In the hearty, ringing congratulations to those men of the officers' training camp who have come through with commissions, don't forget that the men who were not so fortunate as to win their bars have done their share to make the camp ami its work a success. The disappointment of the unsuccessful candi; .'dates is keen. But they are just as patriotic and in most cases if not all worked just as hard as the men who received the commissions. They have done 'their duty. Through; all ; tlieir ife Hhey can look back to tiiree months of concentrated effort which was yielded Ungrudgingly to a splendid, patriotic cause. ' ' k Disappointment is a part of any great undertake - ing. It is a part of the discipline of life. Wars are won on discipline, on the subordination of the in dividual to a well-organized, well-tempered, well directed and righteously animated whole. Every candidate who has given to his training the maximum of effort, who has not grudged hard mental and physical work, is deserving of honor whether or not his name is on the list of the com missioned. Hawaii honors the men who have put forth the effort and done the work congratulates them, with or without commissions. They are mighty fjne Americans! . . ' Advertising facts'. ' Last Saturday's edition of the Star-Bulletin set a new record for volume of paid advertising carried in any one issue of any newspaper in Hawaii. , The best previous record was held by the Star bulletin, whose Progress Edition last July carried 4C04 inches.. Last Saturday the Star-Bulletin car ried 5U9inches. The Star-Bulletin's chief compe titor on one occasion carried 4370 inches, constitut ing the nearqst approach yet made to the Star-Bulletin record. On Saturday the Star-Bulletin printed 515 inches more paid advertising than its own best previous record, arid 749 inches more, than the best previous record set by any other paper. ENCOURAGEMENT FOR Did not cooKration with the national censorship plan prevent, the Star-Bulletin could publish todav "facts of startling significance as showing the meas nres the United States is taking to aid Russia in this critical hour. It is permissible to state that activities are afoot which point to a belief on the part of our national government tnat Russia is not out of the war to the end ; that her resources may I 1 recognized ; and that the assistance of American 'miSiness and mechanical experts will be forthcom ! ing at a time when apparently the Russian republic I "is falling to pieces. . The situation, then, is more encouraging than most pfT us hitherto have even dared to hope. But, until a later time, the facts I r must be held in confidence! Does the city garbage organization figure any- where in supervisorial plans for a new deal and efficiency? It needs attention. Getting so the re moval of your garbage is as much a matter of luck of system. ; -'.-','Ks ' ' - . ; ... Announcement that the federal government is planning 250 miles of military road on Oahu should I : not be. taken as a sign that Honolulu needn't do ; anything but sit around and wait. . On the basis of present output versions of "The Truth About JIomesteadingM will far outnumber the answera to that famous : question "How old isWnri?" Putting Railroads on a War Basis Xo.more drastic war step has been taken in the United States than the pooling agreement reached fry the big railroads, particularly applying to those operating east of Chicago. And more drastic still is the admittedly imminent prospect that the gov ernment itselfwill take-over the lines and run them on a war basis. This is a longer step than the commandeering of vessels; than the taking over of shipyards and ship contracts; or than price control over food and fuel. But it is a step which is probably not only acquiesc ed in but even welcomed by the roads. Traffic conditions, as indicated by recent des patches, have been badly disorganized. The move ment of troops and supplies east and south has had to contend with counter-currents of materials mov ing west. The old difficulty over the "enipties" that is, over the return to their own lines of freight- cars after discharge of the freight has been only partially' straightened out, with the resuH that thousands orjeipty cajs are lying at various yards or lonely sidetracks at the very time when almost every road in the country is hunting for rolling stock' and is far behind in its traffic orders. This, however, is not the only reason why the roadsrc so ready, to enter the pooling agreement with the government. It is probable that labor con ditions constitute the main reason. The impending demands of the railway brother hoods for higher wages come at a time when, say thf xpads, the demands cannot be met. The brother hoods Imve already'sKo wn their 'willingness to strike and tieup the Americau transportation system in themiast of national crisisV Previously, the roads weriq i forced 4to yield. The danison bill assed Con gress, tliQ national administfatfon took 'the side of the brotherhoods, and the Icorporations submitted. . The" roads now declare that unless thy can se cure an increase in rates it is simply impossible to meet the demands of their conductors, trainmen and locomotive engineers. At the clashing of issues, the governmtmt steps in with the, declaration that war-supplies rrnd troops must be moved, the lines must be kept clear for emergencies. Which is -entirely proper. There is no question of it. And the roads, facing the dark est of situations, unite with Uncle Sam in a plan whereby the war. board may operate all the big lines east of Chicago as one big system. It will be interesting now to see what happens, to the demands of the brotherhoods, also what happens to freight and, passenger rates. Will the govern ment operate on . the f margin which the railroads have been operating t upon ? Will the government meet the threats of the brotherhood leaders with a raise air around? And, if so, what will then hap pen to the charges upon the public? Hawaii is having an interesting lesson in govern ment operation that of the steamers commandeer ed by Uncle Sam. It is fairly well known here that the Matson line has been charging rates a great deal below what could have Veen secured. One well informed" shipping man says that the Matson steam All! ers have been operating on rates far below ''the mar The interesting RUSSIA. ment which must Kipling once which "broke the poet who will tell Hindenburg line? an incredulous oozed out through Zurich. ''Russia does with Germanv,"" work, so long as mounting stack dary. Venice. In tenacity of Cambrai ma v be Once more all luuny anent rurtey ana inanjisgiving. r . s : EDITOR ket." Even before the government took over these bigliuers it was forecast that rates would begin to jump as soon as Uncle Sam found out' what it cost to operate the steamers. Since then the forecast has been repeated with an authenticity which has its basis in estimates at Washington. A big raise in rates by the government is confidently expected. Uncle Sam. it is assumed, will charge more than the Matson corporation has been doing. And, under war conditions, people are prepared to pay more. There is "going to le no quibbling over details when war necessity and national loyalty are the real issues. spectacle will be the attitude to be assumed by the railway brotherhoods, now that their demands must be directed at a government in stead of corporations. The pooling move is a great step toward national efficiency, for the roads are to be operated by experi enced railroad men. There will be little, change in actual details of traffic. The government has at its beck and call the ablest railroad operating heads and forces in the United States. Xot a man but is ready to devote night and day to the national wjwk for the period of the war and of the rearrange follow. immortalized a barbarian band English sonare.'' Where is the the story of the smashing of the Any time a rumor of peace blossoms forth upon world, you can guarantee that it either Stockholm, Amsterdam or not contemplate a separate peace savs Lenine. Germany should Russia stops fighting. Don't miss the Red Cross ball-game tomorrow. Any one of the congressional players alone is worth the price of admission. War taxes just add another straw to the rapidly on the back of the American drome . Beginning to look as if neither Emperor Charles nor Emperor William is to ride victoriously into (Struggle and volume of slaughter another Verdun. the-paragraphing wits are waxing Jells Central Union TAudience Graphically of Strides of ; Prohibition, . : Senator William H ' Thomrscn . of Kansas at yesterday moniing's servict j gave the . congregation of Central Un-, ion church' a concise and" illuminating t address on the results of about thirty " years of prohibition in Kansas. ? Senator' Thompson is a thoroughly sincere speaker who can state in con- j cise form a number, cf succinct facts. It was difficult at times for the con- , gregation to refrain from japplausc. This was especially true when he made liis inspiring statement concern1 ing the passage of the prohibition con-:v stitutional amendment5 by the senate with an almost unanimous vote and the prophecy that it. would be passed by the house of representatives this coming month . with more than the necessary vote so thtt in" less than five years by the concurrent vote of the various states it would become a part of the constitution of the United , States. ! He opened his address with the statement that Kansas had been a prohibition state since 1880, now . 37 years, and" had never had a thought of going' back to the old days.' Tbij stand had been maintained while all the surrounding states formed a desert of .destructive intoxicants, with Kansas as the oasis of prosperity in the midst. It was true that for a time it was difficult to secure law enforcement. and the sale of intoxicants continued under various marks. There ' was no complete prohibition until Carrie Na tion took the law in' her own hands and smashed doors and bottles until Kansas was wide awake to the fact that the sale could bo stopped.'- M ' Kansas did not have complete, prohi bition until abcut"1900. Since then the statement has not been made that law cannot be enforced " Experi ence has proved that prohibitory lawaj are the easiest kind to enforce when there is a will to enforce them. Results Are Marked The result has been viUtlv less law lessness, few prisoners ia janSand the necessity of counting the national pen itentiary at Leavenworth with Its pris. oners from all over the land to make any showing whatever. The fact must also be noted that the state has ? less poorhouses, nearly half the statolith out any, and vastly less Illiteracy. ine claim was made ithat "nrohlbl- tion would ruin business,' but Kansas has never, been better fed. better clothed and better housed, witlr - a more contented, happy and prosperous citizenship than as a result of the overthrow of the rule of intoxicants. Ruin business! Business has had permanent prosperity in every direc tion except the destruction of men. body and soul.. Itmust be remem bered that about 5Q0.00Q Jboys and girls of Kansas haveV never sen aalcons nor felt' their destructive infuences. Note the result of the successful on- cration of prohibition. Everv tnt around Kansas has seen the good ef fects and has gone dry except Mis souri, and most of the counties of that state have gone dry under local ontlnn laws. We know also that Mipto lo ta real hope for the liquor dealer In Mis souri, because the national vote on the constitutional amendment will close even the St. Louis breweries and tilleries before five years. If the clfl- Lzens of the state have, not already done tne work for themselves. Among many other facts empha sized in this short addres? the victory in Washington, the national capital, and the large number of favorably interested members of congress were noted. In conclusion Senator Thompson spoke strongly on the present world conflict and the awful struggle be tween real Christianity and barbar itydemocracy and imperialism de structive appetites and control of ap petite for the betterment of the human race. In his struggle America has the opportunity to reach the highest pinnacle ever gained by any nation. America must appear to the Christian and liberty-loving peoples of the world as an advocate of the highest stand ards resulting in permanent "peace on earth, good will to men." Unquestionably prohibition for the territory of Hawaii, for any state of the Union and above all prohibition for America and then the world will not be the least of the foundation principles upon which enduring peace must be established. Work for prohi- Vi4vi owwl iAA J J ti. I , x a il. . i viwuu emu auu auuiuuiicii uisier iu uie already bngntest star in the constella tion of the nations. ' O -KH A number of first-class electricians, electrical mechanics, and wiremen are wanted by the Board of Labor Employ ment for the Pearl Harbor Naval Sta tion and persons qualified for any of the above named positions are asked tocall at the Naval station office on Queen street Monday or Tuesday be tween the hours of 8 "and 12 in the morning. ome TV a A very attractive three-bedroom home,' only two years old, just off Liliha Street, below Judd Street, on a lot 45x120 feet. An unusual bargain for $2750 on very easy terms. ... 3 , : . .- - , ' - Guardian Trust Co., Ltd. Eeal Estate Department.1- TeL 3688. Stangenwald Bldg n s 4 - v- L Senator William H. ;; Thompton j of Kansas, who spoke on prohibU i 1 tion at central union church yes- i l -terday. - f L DISCUSSED BY Last Address By Evangelist Will Be to Women in Bijou TdKj morrow Afternoon i :v i sAmass meeting for girls , aiid wonjen over 12 and undergo will he hjfeld in the Bijou theater at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Fred B. Smith, the businessman-evan gelist, will speak, Thif .will be the last' address Mr. Smith -wilU de liver In Honolulu. All women thefcity are urged to attend. of Before an audience which filled the Biiou theater to capacity. Fred B. Smith, the ' businessman-evangelist, last nizht delivered his final address to the men of Honolulu. Mr. Smith had intended to speak on the war and higher patriotism,- but put this topic aside at the last moment to discuss the three ; cardinal ; sins intemper ance, gambling and impurity. He dealt upon Intemperance and eambline but briefly, declaring that temperance lectures are not, now needed as any right-minded man must by this -tlme know the disastrous re sults .of indulgence 'in liquor.- Gamb ling, he declared, was merely high toned stealing. He said it was a safe bet that the gambler would steal the purse of his best friend if he was in urgent need of money. In dealing with impurity, he warned the young men of Honolulu and the older men as well to keep them selves bodily clean, pointing but soma of the results that are sure to come, including loathsome diseases, from 'association with the vultures of the demi-monde, and ; from ; ' association with that type of women : mentioned in the Scriptures as, in parti ' "her house is on the way to hell." Mr. Smith handled this delicate sub ject exceedingly well, and in language which was plain and readily unaer- stood. The remedy, he declared, was for impure men to accept" Christ in thPir own hearts: and to rely on the Dower of Him to save. ; Worse than the quack lawyer and worse than the quack preacher, he ripriared. is the auack doctor who takes the money of young men thrnnsh the lvine" assurance " that ho can drag them out of the pit of dls ease into which they have fallen. "And I want to say right here," de clared the speaker, "that you need housecleaning of some of the doctors von have got right here in Honolulu. On Saturday evening ; Me. Smith spoke to the Japanese of the city at a meeting in, the Japanese church on Nuuanu street. His topic was Universal Religion." He declared that, after seeing the horrors of the war in Eurooe. and then seeing the solendid feeling between the Amerl- j cans and Japanese here in Hawaii. he 'hoped that these two new allies would never come to a misunder- stun din r. On Saturday afternoon Ml Smith addressed the men of Schofield Barracks at the 1st and 32nd Infan try amusement hall, and drew par ticular attention to the work the sol dier will .be called upon to do in this great world war. ' - : : ; .9 ' When you advertise with us, you know vour message Isn't doomed to waste-basket circulation. V ;::V:'- v. Ail SINS FIDpilTH ForSale Anonymous Letters Sent Evan- gelist Warning Him Against m: Attacking Kaiser Clique ; Ears - of ; local pro-Germans, pro German sympathizers and Hun spies if there are any of the latter in Hono lulu -must have burned last night, for Fred B. Smith, the businessman-evangelist, talked about them for ten min utes or so as a preliminary feature ot his address to men at the Bijou theater.- '.- ;7 : i -z . ': v, . v. : Honolulu businessmen .will not for get what. Mr. Smith told them about kaiserism when he soke before the Ad club the first day he was in; Hono lulu,: and Honolulans generally will not soon forget how he has flayed the kai ser ' and his clique in subsequent peeches.-.:-. .::;;-., -k i'Aid I hadn't been in Honolulu 24 hours before I began to get ; anony mous letters telling me I had better go easy on . . that stuff.7 I declared Mr. Smith to the big audier.ee in the Bijou. Mr. Smith had something to say re garding the visiting congressmen, and he praised them in no uncertain, terms. But he changed his tactics when 'he came around to La Follette of Wlscori sin. ; ."I pa f - his 4 state the other day," said Mr. Smith, -'and one man was willing to bet me that ye would never go back to congress r for another term." " ? - Then he proceeded to get after the business men of Honolulu. "Shame on you businessmen of Ho nolulu if, in after years, you look back I , VITAL STATISTICS I ; ; BORN. BENTO In; Honolulu. Nor." 23, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Antonio P. Bento cf 206 Prryj street, vAuwaiolImu, for meriy.bfs.Hll6, a son x:r v KUHN-r-In llpnolulu," Nor. 231917i to Mr. and f irf. Henry A. Kuhn SouthBetetinia, near King street; McilWCalfion. ' . . : 1 - . PIETZSCH In , : Honolulu! No. 22, imjtafyir. and wrs. Herman wu liamPletKsch of HalaDcir, a' so'n. PA'ttAHI-frln Honolulu, Nor. 21- 19lf. to Mr. and Mrs. John Ki Pauahlrpt Kanakauul street. Kaliht 4. daugti. terAMgail. , K; i V ipj. S-fr. v - COUNTS At the Beretanla Sanita rium, Honolulu, Nor. 23, 1917,.. to Mr. and . Mrs. Ernest Counts of naimuKi, a aaugnter. i ; .: . . ; . ' ( MARRIED. :'0t:- . MOOKINI-AH LI In Honolulu, Nov 23, 1917, Pekuela Mookini and Miss Susie Ah LI, Rev. Samuel K. Kama! opllL assistant pastor of Kaumaka pill- church officiating; witnesses Heloke Mookini and Kamakaikolla. BARBER-CHRISTENSEN . In Hono lulu, Novti21. 1917, Miles H., Barber and Miss Janet Christensen, Rer. John II." Williams of Central- Union I church,' officiating witnesses -E. M Bolton and Sarah B. Clayton. 4 ROMERO-MARIN In Honolulu, Nor. 24, 1917, Manuel Perez Romero and Miss Isabel Marin, -Rer. Father $2650 Laliha St. tract 6-room modern bungalow. Unusually .well : built. Sewer, water, electricity, etc.- Easy walking; distance down town Ref. No. 337. - r , ; V ItICII.4 RO n. I. H. jBHADLE, SECTT. 1 1' I 1 ; " . , Every Lot in the TZcuxocjl ; j is desirablei from the standpoints of sightliness, loca tion, good streets, proximity to car line, and class of neighbors. . ' i Phone 5701 and let us show you. l fjpv wr w - i ii 11111,1 mw'J on 1917, 1913 and 1919 and -say that those, were the three years In which you got Hen, he said. "The hour his come when there can be - no mora pussy-footino bov patriotism. You have got to come out into the open sir and let people know where you stand. I'm; tick and. tired of these artful, treacherous dodgers under our flaj.' If you are an adherent of the kaiser,: come out and say so. If there Is any man here who doesn't like this coun ary. or this flag, let's give- him his passports and tell him to get out. I don't want anyone hanging afound me who Is flirting with the kaiser and his crown.. . : : : ' : :v" ' - wasn't in Honolulu more than 241 hours until I heard that you had! some very close friends of the kaiser here. Just remember that all the Ger man spies are not being tried in San Francisco. Some of them are in. Hono lulu at this very moment. I used to think that the devil wore a red suit and horns. But I later found that he . wears a dress suit - "These. German spies,; these , close friends of he, kaiser and his crowd," usually wear the Stars and Stripes la ; their buttonhole. I heard one man the other day In this town say things that might have landed him on Ellis island, yet he wore the Stars and Stripes la his buttonhole. : , j "You businessmen of Honolulu, quit toadying and coddling to these pro Germans ! If you have got too much money give it away to some of these patriotic, causes. Td rather die a pau per than have it eaid of me that I got ; rich as a result of this war.! Charles L. Windels of tre Catholic Cathedral officiating;'- witnesses Antonio Barego and Manuel Perez. BUSH-OHM ART In Honolulu, Nov. 22, 1917, Gavlen A.- Bush and , Miss Hazel Ohmart, Rer. John P. Erd ; man - officiating; witnesses Ruth ' .McChesney and H SL Bush.- JEROME - FREITAS -w In j ; Honolulu, Nor. 17, 1917,' Harrey ; Andrew Je rome" andMiss Flora Frcltas, Her, Leon L. Loofbourd(w of the First Methodist church officiating; wit nesses August Joseph and .Margi 4 ret Joseph. - . - - V : DIED. McCANDLESS At he Queen's Hospl- . . tal, Honolulu, Nor. 52, 1917, 'James . .McCandless of Laniwai street, mar . rfed,! stevedore', a native of this city, . aged 40 years. y . GONSALVES-In Honolulu, Nor. 22, t 1917, Jaclntho Gonsalves ot, HUo, ; Hawaii, unmarried, shoemaker, a na , tive of Portugal, aged 77 years. ; . McCANDLESS-In Honolulu, Nov. 24. . 1917, Edna, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. McCandless of Hoa pili line, Palama, a native of this city. " Buried yesterday in Maluhia OLEPAU In Honolulu; Nor. 23, 1917, . Annie, Infant, daughter of Mr. and! Mrs. 'Joseph. Olepau of. 440 North'; .King atreet, a. native ; ot thU city. .. SAMOA At the Queen's Hospital, H0-7 holulu, Nor23, 1917. Bob Samoa of v Vineyard, near River street, nnciar' rled, sallipr, a. native of Tonga ill- ands. aged 59 years. ' TRE.VT, PKES. CHAS. G. flEISER, JIL TREA9. 1L TSCL fDED r - .t.--i" "-.t-"i