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Americans From Republic Say
inrniinff is the Real Man to
Bring Order Out of Chaos;
Slavs Hate bngiisn
Let Russia have one year for
smashing good civil war and then
she will be all right.
General Korniloff's defeat by
the Kerensky faction was a shame.
Feeling against the Americans is
net yet much In evidence In Rus
sia, but the Russian attitude
against the English is one of in
tense anger. This hatred is also
reflected by the English toward
the Russians.
Before the Kerensky provisional
government wss overthrown It was
very evident more trouble was
Korniloff is now at liberty and
is In Moscow with two former
provisional government men
"hatching up" something which
may yet save Russia. He Is nei
ther a radical Socialist nor Roma
noff lover, but a believer In prose
cuting the war against Germany.
Harbin is an "outlaw town."- It
Aimht tn h noticed.
In the abore sentiments four
American businessmen from various
parts of the United States size up the
situation, past and present, in troubled
Russia, where they have beenjin the
interests of their linns lor i
three years.
They are L. Worrell, Chicago road
machinery man; R. Matthews,, sales
man of machinery for the manufacture
of ammunition; G. G. Young, salesman
for a Boston automobile firm, and J.
M. Renfrew, representative of the Gen
eral Electric Co. All of them are in
Honolulu today bound for "home."
With the exception of Matthews,
they left Petrograd two weeks before
the overthrow of the Russian provis
ional government by the Maximalists
and Bolsheviwi socialiotlc f actions. He
left only a day or two before the out
break and the overthrow of Kerensky.
Frankly they admit, with American
candor and expression, that "things
vere getting too hot for comfort or
business" in Russia.
Although there was revolution and
Enarchy in the air, it was really the
collapse of Russian credit which drove
them out of Russia, much as they ad
mit the situation was one not promis
ing for personal safety. Before it was
generally known to the outside world
that Russian credit had become unre
liable they had advised their firms to
accept nothing but American dollars
in New York or other International ex
change cities.
"There were plenty of Russian ru
bles, but they were 'all Mex to us.
We did business In the ' last few
months strictly on an American dollar
In New York basis," one of them ex
plained. .
"What Is the feeling of the Russian
people towards Americans?"
"Oh, they were treating us all right,
even good naturedly standing our talk
ing to thena In Jargon Russian. But
their attitude always depended on who
had talked to them last That's im
portant about the Russians. The man
who talks to them last will have the
raost Influence erai If he was the
first one, they replied collaborate.
Continuing, one of the Amerlcani
"The Russian feeling against the
EngUsfils intense. Yes, he admit
ted to a side remark of a companion,
"It Is reflected in the English hatred
of the Russians"
Asked when internal affairs would
be different In the great northern
country, they again collectively an
swered: "There will be hopes In about & year
after Russia has had an opportunity
for a smashing civil war and some
body gets In control. It was a shame
Korniloff was defeated. He was Rus
sia's best bet a few months ago. How
ever, he Is at liberty now and Is In
Moscow 'hatching trouble for his ene
mies." Later it was explained that Mellin
koff, first president of the provisional
government, and Rodzlnka, another
prorslonal government man in the
earlr days, are aiding him.
. When told that Japan had an
nounced she was to send an army to
Harbin and another to Vladivostok,
one of the Americans declared:
"Well, Harbin certainly needs it.
She Is an outlaw town now."
No one of the Americans would pre
dict how Russians would accept the
sending of either Japanese or Ameri
can armies to her country.
They are a Jealous people, even
though extremely good humored in
some respects," was the only com
ment. -
Fred B. Smith will address a speci
ally . invited group of church leaders
at a supper conference to be held in
the Christian church this evening.
Supper will be served at 6 o'clock.
"A Stronger Church for the New
(World" Is the topic chosen by Mr.
Smith for his address, which will deal
with united efforts on the part of the
churches. As chairman of the Com
mission on Inter-Church Federations of
the Federal Council of Churches of
Christ in America, Mr. Smith Is a
national leader In this movement
Mr. and Mrs. Smith leave for the
mainland Wednesday morning after a
two weeks' stay In the Islands. After
taking a leading part in two large
conventions, Mr. Smith expects to sail
for France to do his part In helping
win the war.
A letter has been received by the
board of supervisors from Harry S.
Mueller, secretary of the City Planing
; Company of Wichita; Kansas, asking
for a copy of the report The Beauti
fying of Honolulu." to be used In gath
ering data for plans for beautifying
the city of Wichita.
"If the Ea6t and West must meet
somewhere, then let those who under
stand both East and West be the
teachers," said Representative Henry
W. Temple of Pennsylvania in a talk
before more than 100 representatives
of all races at the Pen-Pacific Union
dinner at Lanikea last evening.
"Here in these Islands you have a
chance to make one half of the world
understand each other. Your organi
zation, which is formed primarily to
bring together the peoples of the
great Pacific has solved the problem.
We must learn to know each other,
and we must not forget that the races
of the East can teach much to the
races of the West and we can teach
the East."
Dr. Temple's talk brought applause
from the many members of the various
races who were gathered around the
tables. There was a general spirit of
good fellowship, and each guest pres
ent Mas asked to stand up and tell his
name and his business:
Among-the speakers were Governor
Lucius E. PInkham, Dr. Temple, Rep
resentative J. Arthur Elston, Wallace
R. Farrington; W. F. Ftear, R. O.
.uatheson. Representative Oscar
Bland, Representative Edmund Piatt,
Representative B. F. Welty, Y. Sogam,
William Kwai Fong, W. C. Pong, and
John C. Lane.
Alexander Hume Ford, the ruling
spirit of the Pan-Pacific movement,
was complimented for the great work
which is being carried on to bring the
peoples of the Pacific into closer rela
tlons. His large pumpkin pie occu
pied a prominent place in the center
of the room. The one pie was en
ough to feed 500.
Congressman Elston of California
outlined the character of the late Jack
London, saying that London was one
of the biggest figures In literature,
and he was pleased to unveil the bust
of a Callfornian who had carried his
message throughout the Pacific. As
the; bust was unveiled the crowd stood
at attention.
Governor Pinkham said that he had
been a friend of Jack London and had
always found the friend of Hawaii a
real man in evary sense of the word.
He brought out the fact that London
had visited - Molokal and had come
back with 'a real story to tell to the
Mr. Matheson said that he had been
a close friend of London's, and had at
one time written an article which
caused an enmity between the writer
and. himself. He remarked that in
time he had eaten his words and had
come to appreciate the true worth of
the man.
Representative Oscar E. Bland of
Indiana told of Hawaii's problems,
and remarked that one of the things
which was outstanding was the love
of country shown by the residents, and
he believed that the people of Hawaii
were more universal In purpose than
the people on the mainland.
Wallace R. Farrington, who was
asked to officiate in cutting the big
pie, told the guests that the pie belt
of America was in the New England
states, but, westward the course of
pie was wending its way, and Cali
fornia had given to Hawaii and Ha
waii in turn would give the pie knowl
edge to the peoples of the Orient
William Kwai Fong told of the prob
lems that confronted the Chinese peo
ple in Hawaii, and remarked that
many of the Chinese here were real
American citizens in every sense of
the word. He said that his son had
joined the colors, and wanted to be a
real American.
Y. Soga, editor of the Nlppu JUL de
fended . the system of teaching Jap
anese to the children In Hawaii. He
said that the children, could learn
much from the traditions and langu
age of thai Japanese people, and be
lieved that for the best interests of
the Americans and Japanese the chil
dren should learn the language of
their fathers.
: Representative Piatt of New York
remarked that here was a gathering
of the races In a friendly spirit He
added that the old families of the
Revolutionary period were being
placed in the melting pot with the
"It is time that, every nationality
laid the cards on the table and show
what they have," said B. F. Welty,
representative from Ohio. He said
that we ought to know each other bet
ter, and then we will be able to work
together. He said that America was
for Americans and did not believe that
we should Import 30,000 Chinese to Ha
waii unless they wanted to become
real Americans.
Walter F. Frear said that there was
an absence of race feeling in Hawaii
and laughingly remarked that Instead
of a pumpkin pie Hawaii was a minced
John C. Lane gave his Aloha to the
visiting congressmen and remarked
that Hawaii had men big enough to
handle the land law situation without
the assistance of the congressmen.
W. C. Pong pointed out that America
was one. country which had been kind
with the Koreans and the Koreans in
Hawaii were living as brothers with
the members of the other races.
Those present were:
Hon. Henry Lee Myers, Japanese Con
sul R. Moroi, R. o. Matheson, Portu
guese Consul A. de Pessoa, Hon. J.
Arthur Elston, Chinese Consul Woo
huan Twang, W. R. Farrington, Hon.
Joseph Fern, Hon. Miles Polndexter,
Prince Kuhio, Governor L. E. Pinkham,
Placido Alviar, D. I. Mori, Hon. Wal
ter F. Frear, Wm: Yap Kwai Fong,Hon.
Oscar E. Bland, Hon. Wm. H. Thomp
son, C. K. Al, Jno. McCandless, Chas
Chilllngworth, M. C. Pacheco,-A. L.
Castle, T. Imai, Link McCandless. Hon.
BenJ. F. Welty. K. Yamamoto, T. Ka
wasaki, Hon. John C. Lane, Hon. Jas.
V. McClintlc, Mr. Chuck Hoy, Geo. A.
Brown, Rev. S. C. Park, Y. Soga, Geo.
P. Denison. A. D. Castro, Hon. Thos.
Gallagher, Wong Lung, John Guild. A.
H. R. Vielra; W. C. Tong, D. B. Mur
doch, H. L. 'Holstem; !Hon. Wm. E.
Carter, Hon. Saml. J Nichols, Rev. A.
Akana. R. H. Trent T. S. Lee. Dr. Dai
Yen Chang. F. E. Blake. M. Okumura.
Hon. Edmund Piatt, Hon. Henry W.
Temple, : Ho Fon, Gen. Sam Johnson, I
Portuguese Organization Re
fuses to Accept Authority of
Purported Mainland Head -
Because a man claiming to be the
supreme president of the mower or
canirAtinn on the mainland demand
ed the books, documents and funds of
the Sao Madeira Society, a local ror
tumiP hranch lodge, in order to el
feet a purported reorganization of the
Honolulu society, the memoers oi ui
Sao Madeira have retained attorneys
m Hpriarft that, if necessary. the
will go to court to determine their
rights. - '
At the nolicfi station today is the
day book of the local society, which.
members declare, they piacea in i"
hands of "Sheriff Charles H. Rose last
night for safe keeping, after they had
refused a demand of the so-called su
preme president of the mother lodge
to turn it and other documents and
funds over to him.
The supreme president, say mem
f th( San Madeira, came here
about two months ago for his health.
He is said to have attended a recent
meeting of the society, but did not an
nounce" that he was the supreme presi
dent. He was approached by mem
bers and told that, if he were an offi
cer, they would appoint a committee
to welcome him and formally present
him to the other members. He is said
to have declined this courtesy, insist
ing that he was not an officer.
It is further alleged that the su
preme president exhibited a letter,
supposedly from the California lodge,
to the effect that, if. the Sao Madeira
Society was disorganized, he should
reorganize it and take charge of the
books and funds while the reorgani
zation was in progress. A member of
the Sao Madeira declared today that
the members of the society had re
fused to surrender the books on the
ground that the society was not disor
ganized and that it had the right of
appeal before any action could be
A meetine was Held last night at
which, members say, the so-called su
preme president called for a vote for
the admittance of a man who is al
leged to have been refused member
ship on a number of occasions. They
declare that on one occasion it was
necessary tn call in the police to have
this man ejected from the meeting
Members sav.that the visitor then
demanded that the books, records and
funds be turned over to him, and thai
thev refused, whereupon he attempt
ed to secure possessio nof the minute
book. The president of the local so
ciety then advised the members to
submit the matter to the local courts
to determine the righs of the local so
ciety. Members say that the Sao
Madeira is not disorganized and that
there is no apparent ground for a re
organization at this time.
It was reported today that both the
society and the so-called supreme pres
iden have retained attorneys.
Mrs. Ella Peabody Osborne of this
city died shortly before noon today
at Queen's hospital following an ill
ness of more than a year and a half,
and which had rendered her a con
stant invalid for the last several
months. Funeral arrangements will
be announced later.
Mrs. Osborne, whose maiden name
was Ella Western Peabody, was born
at Newburyport, Massachusetts, March
22, 1852, and was thus 65 years, 8
months and 5 days of age. She was
the widow of Amos Wright Osborne
of Colorado, whose death occurred in
A little after her nusband's death,
Mrs. Osborne, accompanied by her
niece, who was then Miss Julia Pea
body, came to Hawaii to Join rela
tives. Mrs. Osborne became matron
of Mills school, and held that position
for three and one-half years.
She later taught in a private school
on Kauai, was manager for a year at
Kaiulani Home in this city, and still
later took private classes in English
and mathematics among the young Ori
entals of Honolulu. She was a mem
ber of Central Union church and an
active church woman. She took a
silent pride in the active and success
ful part she played in the fund rais
ing campaign of the Y. W. C. A. some
months ago.
In May of 1916 she underwent a
critical operation from which she re
covered quite fully, but the following
February she was compelled to under
go another which left her much weak
ened. After this she never again re
gained her former strength, though
her courage and optimism during these
days was remarkable, as she seldom
referred to her suffering and bore it
As a young woman Mrs. Osborne had
exceptional vocal talents and delight
ed in solo and chorus work.
Near relatives in Hawaii are Mrs.
Anna Peabody Dodge and Mrs. Grace
Peabody Boardman, sisters; Mrs.
Frank E. Blake, Mrs. John F. Stone,
Miss Charlotte Dodge and Miss Anna
Johnson, nieces; Mr. Francis Dodge,
Mr. H. Stuart Johnson and Mr. Horace
Johnson, nephews.
Sablroco Samonta, K. Yasumorl, Mi
McClellan, Mr. Kinney, Hon. Louis B.
Goodall, Hon. Allan T. Treadway, Kim
Tong Ho, J. L. Coke, Juan Rajala, Ka
shlro Shibayama, Rev. Stephen L.
Desha, S. W. Cho, Hon. Jas. McLaugh
lln, Hon. W. E. Hess, James Wong
Leong, F. H. Halton, J. L. Holt, Hon.
Sydney Mudd, Curtis laukea, Ching
Shal, Rev. T. Horl, Duke Kahanamoku,
Hon. E. Lundeen. Owen Merrick, E. P.
Irwin, A. P. Taylor, R. J. Baker, Chas,
Wong, Chu Gem, Dr. S. Rhee, Lee Let.
K. Ishida, A. J. Erly and Hon. C. Frank
Advertising never offered such gol
den rewards as on the eve of. Hono
lulu's most prosperous Xmas season.
Get veur sharf, Mr. Merchant!
Failure of the Standard American
Dredging company of San : Francisco
to carry out an alleged plan to bid on
the placing of a hydraulic fill on Pier
2, Honolulu harbor, has cost the ter
ritory the useless expenditure of ap
proximately 15000.
As the result of an understanding
between the harbor board and the
dredging company's representative th
dredging company's local representa
tive that hydraulic material could be
placed on the fill at a low figure, thus
providing a big saving to the terri
tory, a wooden retaining wall was
constructed on the pier site at a cost
of $4,867 some months ago. The wall
has Just been removed by the harbor
board in order to save any material
possible for salvage before it had be
come unfit for use.
According to the story told by har
bor board representatives today, the
moard was approached by the repre
sentative of the dredging company
after that firm had secured a dredg
ing contract with the army engineers.
It was proposed that the board use
the waste material from the. dredg
ing, and plans were presented by
which this could be done. Believing
that a big saving could thus be made
ior me territory, me uoara contract
ed for the construction of the wall
and as soon as it was completed call
ed for bids on the fill proper.
It was supposed that the low bidder
would be the Standard American
Dredging company at the theoretical
figure of 12 cents a foot, it was said
today, but to the surprise and dis
may of the board the company offer
ed no bid whatever. The lowest other
bid was 60 cents a yard which was
considered by the board as impos
sible. All bids were rejected accord
ingly. The proposed fill was to amount
to 36,000 yards, to be reduced some
by the proposed swimming slip.
Chairman W. R. Hobby expressed
the belief today that the work can be
done under the loan fund, but dot un
til money is available from the sale
of bonds, but the construction cannot
proceed as cheaply as would have
been possible had the hoped for con
tract been secured.
As the Standard American has not
yet appeared on the scene to fulfill
an army, contract more than the year
old, the army has already awarded
an emergency contract to the Ha?
waiian Dredging company in order
that the work on the new quarantine
wharf might proceed.
Mr. Rob Wagner, the Saturday Even
ing Post writer, under date of Nov. 16,
writes: . .
"Charlie Chaplin is now In the thick
of building his new. studio, and it will
be the best th Hollywood. He will be
at work in three weeks,
T have no doubt that Syd Chaplin
will be over in the islands before
long to make some pictures. Charlie
has him very enthusiastic.
"We all agree that we never spent
a happier three weeks than we did
witk you-all.
"Our regards to all our hosts that's
some commission for you."
Mr. Henry H. Hart, city attorney of
San Francisco, has just given his 26th
lecture on Hawaii. He would like to
eet Thrum's Annual for 1882 and 1883
to complete his set. Can anyone oblige?
The Kaiser's physicians have ord
ered him to take a much needed
1 The Initial
I A repertoire of classic, eccentric,; oriental and popular dances V
I 4 Days, Nov. 27, 2S, 29 .arid -SO :
Program from 9:45 p. nft. to l:OOa.m. :.
I ADMISSION BOc. ; .' ' , ; : : .. . : EESEByED. SEA73. $l.C0
Official Announcement Says Its
Purpose Accomplished, No .
; Need For It Now
Honolulu's only retail meat market
that has been" able to undersell other
similar local concerns, and to give to
the public meat at a figure consider
ed fairly reasonable, has been put out
of business. :
An announcement issued late yester
day by the territorial marketing divi
sion Is to the effect that beginning
Saturday, December 1, the retail de
partments of the division will be dis
continued by order' of the board ; of
agriculture and forestry. The divi
sion will continue to sell at wholesale
only such Island products as are re
ceived.";:'. -'.B:
The announcement states that the
discontinuance ,of . the retail depart
ments is due to the lack of equipment
and an uncertain supply of a sufficient
variety of island products. C. S. Judd.
executive officer of the forestry board,
says that the retail market was mere
ly a side issue when the market was
started, i and points out that it was
only! meant , to be continued If there
proved to be a need for It, but It was
found that the market for the products
was already established without that,
so there was no need of continuing It
According to A. L. Castle, executive
officer of the territorial food commis
sion, the discontinuance of the retail
department is a wise move. He de
clares It will do away with the anta
gonism with : which . the wholesalers
and dealers hare regarded the mar
keting division- ''I am sure," be con
tinues, "that the food commission feels
that it is a step forward and will re
sult in a much more satisfactory opera
tion of the market In every way.
Here is' a comparison of some oi
the meat prices at the division's re
tail market with, the average prices
maintained at other city markets :
Terr. Mkt Others
Round steak ..... .23 .27
Rib roast .23 .27 ,
Sirloin ........... .24 .32 ;
Tenderloin .24 .35
Pot roast ........ .23 .27
Rump roast . . ... . .23 .25 :
Hamburger ; . . . . . .' .23 .24
In an article published recently in
the Medical Record, Dr. E. S. Good
hue, of Honolulu, describes life at the
Molokal lecer settlement. Dr. Good
hue takes the stand that the patients1
on the little strip of land on windward
Molokal. are nanny, and that the 600
lepers enjoy life to Its iullest. Mr.j
Goodhue has had copies of the article!
published in circular form and is dis-l
tributing them among the islands.
"Of course, there is, the pathetic side,
to life at the settlement, but a spirit
of wholesome mirth pervades the
place," writes the physician, "but it is i
ceruumy uoi u bau as uusum vi son
tanum lire, comiort ana nappmess
smile everywhere. There Is hope In
the. hearts of many who have but a:
mild form of the disease, and when !
they are ready, and leave, they go
with the love and leis of their fellow
patients who remain."
Dr. Goodhue speaks highly of the
work being done by Brother Joseph
Dutton, and of the strides made by
those In charge of the work.
The Paris Municipal Council has
been asked to name a street after
President Wilson.
PHONE 1281.
Opening of 1917
Our -Dollar Sale
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J . !- ..--;. i- ".' ' - - " " '" -' -' ?" (- -. . : -v --JI " '
Stamped Goods
" - . - -. ..
Fine Nainsook Nightgowns and combinations stamped
in a variety of pretty designs, $1.00 each. ; s :
Bath Towels and Laundry Bags, high grade quality, at
$1.00 each. ,
u Hair Ribbons in a large variety of plaids, Dresden and
plain colors, 4 yards for $1.00.
Special Values On The Second
- Muslin and outing, flannel,' nndensneaf, crepe kimonos,
bungalow aprons and dolls at $1.00 each -v. y:0.' .- '
Hotel St.,
Winy Dp
People Wea!?
Two Main Reasons:
1. To see better and easier.
2. To relieve the distress and
pain caused by eye-strain.
- A scientific and; thorough examination, of tho
eyes is essential if glasses are to accomplish their
. results, ';;V.-'"7""
Optometrist and Optician 'X '
Wall & Dougherty
Rooms 37-38 Second
The case of Antone 8 lira, a chauf
feur, who was arrested last week and,
charged with an attempted assault on
a young giri, was continued until to
morrow. ' The case was called! this
Winter Entertainment Season ). g
'qf Ment is I
near Fort
Floor Young Bldg.
morning In police court, and sereral
witnesses took the stand. The 'girl
complainant is said to hare run away
from school, and Silva,'; who is her
brother-la-law, took hsr from the
school to her home.

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