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SUGAR. 96 Test Centrifugals, 4.49c: Per Ton. $89.80. 88
Analysis Beets, 12s 3d; Per Ton, $93.
TJ. S. WEATHER BUREAU, MAY 9. Last 24 hours' rainfall,
Trace. Temperature, Max. 80; Mih. 69. Weather, Fair.
five ciwm
Remarkable Scenes Enacted ah Last Night's
Revival Service Interest tin Move
ment Growing Big Noon Meeting.
I "Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bids't me come to Thee, .
I Oh Lamb of God, I come."
Hundreds of men kneeling on the hard board floor of the chapel of Cen
tral Union Church sang that verse last night with an expression that brought
a new meaning to many hearts. There were men of every race and color;
tnere were men of many creeds and men of no creed. There were men in uni
form and men in citizen's clothes; men in frock coats and men in rags. But all
bowed with one accord and one purpose and poured out a common petition to
a God who is no respecter of persons. There were men there last night who
count their assets in seven figures, but who knelt down beside men barefooted
and penniless, seeking to find a Saviour whose love is big enough and wide
enough for alL
It was a remarkable meeting, the service last night. The address was
strong and- to the point, the congregational singing was inspiring, the soloist's
work was beautiful and touching. But the most remarkable scenes were en
acted in the chapel, where men met for a heart-to-heart meeting. There was
hardly a man in the audience who did not respond to Dr. Ostrom's invitation to
go into the after meeting. Mothers and wives and sisters and friends remain
ed in the auditorium for a brief service while the men went out. And while
the meeting was going on they prayed for the sons and husbands and brothers
and friends within.
Inside the chapel Dr. Ostrom made a short, straight-out-from-the-shoulder
talk. He laid the question, "What will you do with Jesus!" plainly. before
the men. He spoke of the duty of a husband toward his wife and children; of
the great opportunity for young men to make their lives tell for good, espe
cially here in Honolulu, where influence goes out to the four corners of the
globe: and he thanked especially the men of the transport and cruiser, many
of whom have regularly attended the services and made a special appeal to
them. At the close, the evangelist gave an invitation to those who wished to
accept Christ or reconsecrate their lives to him, to come forward. Eight men
came up and made public confession of their decision to follow Christ, then
all went down on their knees in earnest prayer, singing as a petition the
hymn, "Just as I am." At the conclusion, many pressed forward and grasped
the hands of those who had made their decisions, while others stopped to talk
with the pastors or workers.
fi The revival is gaining strength. Yesterday noon's meeting at the Y. M.
C. A. was crowded and a great spiritual uplift was reported. Today there
will be three meetings, at noon in the M. C. A. auditorium; at 3 p. m. in
Central Union, and at 7:30 p. m. in the same place. All are invited to each of
these services. Dr. Ostrom will speak and Mr. Butler and Mr. Hillis will sing.
There was a large congregation in
Central Union church when the song
After the
service openea mi nem..6.
singing of several hymns Dr. Ostrom
called for reports rrom me mumms
home prayer meetings. Many rose ana
reported meetings full of interest. Aft-
er prayer Dr. Kincaid reported from
- m..
the noon meeting. The pastor of the
Portuguese church spoke of the en-
thusiastie spirit in which his people
entered into the morning meetings.
During the singing of a hymn an offer
ing for the incidental expenses of the
revival was taken up.
Dr. Ostrom took as his text "Thou
shalt call his name Jesus, for He shall
save His people from their sins." He
said in substance:
"Man is pictured as great all
through the Bible, except when he
comes Into contact with God. It was
said 'he is a little lower than the an-
gels' and later 'Ye are gods.' Man is
i - Wl,,,.i
s0 great inai ne ran
world quicker than I can speak. He is
so very great that God has given him
a law, he has made a covenant with
him. I do not wonder that Garneia
said "I feel like taking off my hat to
a little boy. Who knows who is wrap
ped up in him. So great are his pos
sibilities.' "The scripture tells us that man Is a
temDle Of (rtd's spirit, vast and roomy.
The same author says of men 'Ye are
God's field. Man, wonderful man! J for a great sinner.
Elevate the accountability of man and j "I have one objection to the liberal
you elevate the greatness of God.' I (Continued on page 7.'
A private letter received by the Korea conveys the information that W.
Bourke C. ' hran, the distinguished New York orator and Congressman, will not
visit Honolulu with the Taft party.
"1 am sorry that I will not be able to come to Honolulu with the Taft
party,'' Mr. Cochran writes. "I had intended to sail from San Francisco
with Secretary Taft, but have changed my plans and shall go via the Suez
canal and join the Secretary either in Japan or Manila."
Mr. Cochran does not say whether he will return with' the Taft party, bu
if he does he w ill undoubtedlv see Honolulu and Honolulu will see him on
the wav home.
'Man is great enough to make a
trront sinner Tf T follow a man who
. . . . , n,- nn)
carries a light. It is his Hgnt, not
mine. If I follow a direction that God
j gives me, it is the light of his spirit
" - ""-
j that J""2JE
. ! iun iiivtf cv wi.jv i.'v . . .
j so much a part of man that when he
j resolves not to sin, next morning he is
sorry he did it. Some say that the
good is in man. but you must draw
it out. How long do you have to
lemonefore you get su
, x can't cultivate a man
to goodness. An educated scoundrel is
worse than an ignorant one. An ig
norant thief will steal chickens, an
educated one will forge notes. No, you
can't cultivate a man into righteous
ness. He must get right with God.
T 111.- Y A i . . .- O ' . On 1c
"-hs "-" - ! .that Mr. Saito's recent promotion In i time he created an excellent impression
LfeSoX my tZt VSE nk was but preliminary to his recall this has been dispelled somewhat
any excuses tor m wrongs mat uiu ' , i bv subsequent occurrences, which have
n't mean to do them. I did mean to ( by the Japanese government, as the , aused m&ny peopJe Jook upon him
do them.' I don't want any pity. Man government knew that the consul was as a bit hasty and hot headed. Asist
is 5,reat slnner' i , . unpopular among his countrvmen. i ant Secretary Francis B. Loomis is al-
"Thi" b""f: L"! . The meeting opened at 8 o'clock, at most his direct, opposite In figure and
human joy and sorrow that they are
more real than anything that you can
measure. I believe that truth and in-
tPtrrltv rH hnnor nr mftrp rpn 1 than t
"- . . .
anything you can weign. it tnere is
nothing in human emotion or truth and
honor then cast away the atonement
and the rest of Christianity. But if
there is anything in the statement that
. , -
Christ died for us. then give us a reli-
gion that won't freeze up in winter
or aie out in aog aays. 11 is a Kreai inre jears aSo ne spotte against vun- i he charaoter of OUr COnsu!.' C ind 'ip
truth of the Christian religion that no sui Saito, and he now reiterated what ' toffiatlc service and has advanced them
man is able to save you. that no angel ' hp thpn anJ to add more ' with dignity and force. He is a strong
is nowerful enough to save you. It
takes a great Savior.
A great Savior
Japanese Mass Meeting
Severe on the
Japanese in mass meeting last night
bitterly arraigned Consul-General Miki
Saito for his alleged relations with the
Japanese immigration companies and
the Kei Hln Bank. The mass meeting
was held at the Japanese Theater. The
speakers said that Mr. Saito's influ
ence in Hawaii was a thing of the past,
and that the sooner he left the islands
and returned to Japan, the better. Not
only did Consul Saito come In for cen-
sure, but the immigration companies
"and the Kei Hin Bank were charged
, with false dealings with immigrants.
The i nnsul a '1 companies were classed
as an "odious clique."
The meeting was attended by hun
dreds of Japanese, the theater being
crowded to the doors. They were en
thusiastic when the speakers inveighed
i i m i il I u
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against the consul and the immigra- j world here. Bowen resided in Wash
tirm nnmMni wh Cnv0. cniri ington a while some years back, when
the consul must go, the applause was i
which time Mr. Shimada. one of th
mo-t brilliant speakers in the islands.
went uptn the stage.
He handled the
'consul and the immigration romoanies
. without gloves. His first sentence was
to the effect that they should be driven
out The japanese papers even had
. . . , ....
combined against the odious clique as
he expressed it. Mr. Shimada said that
to his remarks. He did not wish the
audience to regard him as a personal
enemy of the consul. He was not. but
he was his enemy so far as public
interests were concerned. He came from
the same province as Saito. and there
fore would not wage public warfare
against him were it not for the fact
that public opinion demanded it. He
asked that if any friend of the con
sul's wanted to reply to his remarks
he desired him to do so then or before
he went away, not after he left. Such
a course would be cowardly.
Mr. Shimada discussed the duties of
a Consul-General. Primarily they were
to protect the interests of thoce given
in his charge. The Japanese looked
to their Consul-General for protection.
The consul was sent to HawaU to rep
resent the government, to prevent
strikes, if possible. In all cases the
consul must uphold the dignity of the
(Continued on page 7.
Mr. Walker's Letter on
(Mail Special to the Advertiser).
WASHINGTON', D. C. April 28
There has been a recent quickening
here at the Capitol. The lethargy, fol
lowing the departure of the President
weeks ago and the virtual removal of
the seat of the government to the wilds
of Texas and the mountain fastnesses
of Colorado, is dispelled. The President
is hurrying back from his hunting tr.ip,
sooner than was generally anticipated.
All sorts of reasons are being given
for the cutting short of his vacation,
except what is possibly the strongest
one tnat ne has become tired of rough
ing it in a snow bound, bleak, and al
most uninhabited country at the most
inhospitable season of the year and
hankers to return once more to civiliz-
ition. Within a few days, also, there
has been a decided stir here over
charges, alleged to have been made by
Minister to Venezuela Bowen, involv
ing Assistant Secretary of State
Loomis. The latter has vigorously de
nounced the charges as fal?e in every
particular but Bowen is to come home
and there will be a settling of scores
apparently when the President is put
in possession of all the facts. There
will be plenty of business for the Pres
ident's consideration, when he returns.
Castro is stri a problem to the adminis
tration and Minister Bowen may throw
a little light on that situation as well
as on the Loomis charges when he
reaches here.
But there are also other matters of
state, which would certainly make it
look better for the President to cut his
play days short for the present. Re
cently the great increase of the Treas
ury deficit has been emphasized. It is
by no means likely that the President
can check the growth of this deficit,
now promising to reach $35,000,OCO be
fore the close of this fiscal year but
there are many questions in connection
with it. on which he must ascertain
public sentiment. Above all, the wheels
of the government turn more smoothly
when the President is here. Human
nature is the same in Washington as
in other parts of the country and when
the official head is away there is re
laxation in every department of the
government service.
Washington is greatly interested in
the Loomis-Bowen embroglio, because
both are well known to the official
acute stage. He has
reat avoirdupois
At the
temperament. Loomis is lean, and
calm. He has had a remarkible car r
' all toId having risen largely
by h.'s
own effort from the station o?. a news
paper correspondent to that of uuni3t r
to two countries and is now supposed to
be on the way to amba m i-l rs'iip
at the city of Mexico. He h.is been
the center of a deal of turmoil ant' this
has causeed some men to doubc his real
capacity for affairs. On the othr hand
he has had some very good ideas ab.ut
writer and there can be no question
that Loomis has ability in more than
one direction. In advancing the com
mercial interests of this country, he
has done excellent work wherever he
has been, whether as consul at St.
Etienne or as minister to Venezuela
or Portugal.
At present he is known to have the
President's confidence. If he retain It
and proves himself entirely free from
the charges that Minister Bowen is
supposed to have promulgated. Loomis
will emerge as a bigger man than ever.
Two or three years aaro it was suppose'!
he had received about all in the way of
official honors he could hope for but
notwithstanding the oppo-ition he has
encountered he has been constantly
growing stronger. He ha- been much
the acting secretary of state, which has
undoubtedly caused him to be a target
for more criticism than otherwise
would have been the case.
Possibly tre paramount question he e
now is what the President will do in
the face of the growing eefioit. It ia
(Continue on page 3.)
Quiet in Manchuria Anti-French Sentiment-Baikal
Road Blocked.
Russia's Troubles.
SAIGON, May 10. Admu-al Neboatoff's squadrcn bus arrived
here. A Russian scout intercepted it off port and it sailed toward
the Armani coast to join Rojestvensky.
TOKIO, May 10. Resentment towards the French is increasing
IRKUTSK, May 10. The circum-Baikal railway has been block-
e'd by an avalanche.
FENGHUANSHIEN, May 10. All is quiet at the front. The
weather is warm and the Liao high.
ODESSA, May 10. Thirteen Jews were killed in a riot at Melitopol.
WASHINGTON, May 10. Secretary Taft, speakirfg at a banquet
of railway men last night, declared that railway rate legislation is
assured and that the railways would be wise to help and not binder.
NEW YORK, May 10. The stockholders of the American Beet
Sugar company have reelected the present board of directors. The
profits of the company for the nine months ending with March were
$491,352 The net surplus is $191,352.
CHICAGO, May 10. Business is growing normal notwithstand
ing that sympathetic strikes are threatened. Disturbances continue.
LONDON, May 10. The House of Commons has rejected a reso
lution censuring the government's Irish policy by a vote of 315 to 252.
PORTLAND, Me., May 10. Federal Judge Bellinger is seriously
m. ;
John E. Wilkie, Chief of the United States Secret Service, was in Hono
lulu yesterday en route to Manila, where he will establish a branch of the
service. On his return next August he will stop off at Honolulu and arrange
for a branch here. Mr. Wilkie was seen aboard the Korea by an Advertiser
reporter yesterday afternoon and asked concerning the installation of the
service in Honolulu.
"Our service is primarily to see that the country has good, honest money.
and not counterfeit. It extends all over the country and this will be the first
step toward extending it to Hawaii and the Philippines. Our service looks pri
marily after the Treasury Department. The postoffice has its own secret ser
vice. Of course, there are many other matters pertaining to other depart
ments o ftbe government which require us to keep men in touch. The seeret
service will have no connection with the Territorial government, no more, in
raft, than the United States Marshal has here."
Mr. Wilkie expressed himself well pleased with his first view of Honolulu.
"It is a progressive city. I was surprised," said he, "to see that it was
such an American city. Of course, there is the Chinese and Japanese sections,
but the city as a general thing strikes one as being American in the main. It
has all the American characteristics. '
"The scene as one comes along in a steamer gives one, so to speak, an
optical jag. I have never seen such a riot of vivid colors in nature before, as
saw this morning when our steamer approached Honolulu."
Chief Wilkie was born in Elgin. Illinois. April 27. 186". He began news
paper work on the Chicago Times in 1877 and was twice abroad as its repre
sentative. In lw!' he went to London and engaged in banking and steamship
business, returning to the United States in 1896, and resuming special work for
Chicago papers with a specialty for criminal investigation. He was selected by
Secretarv Cage for chief of the secret service in 1898. He organized a spe
cial force of men to checkmate Spanish spies during the Spanish-American
War, and succeeded in driving from the country or arresting the chief Spanish,
emissaries. '
While in the Philippines Mr. Wilkie will investigate a fraudulent issue of
Philippine American dollars with which the Islands are being flooded bj a gang
of clever counterfeiters.
Mr. Wilkie admits that some of his men have been collecting testimony for
the Federal Grand Jury in Chicago in the meat packers cases. These men
are being paid out of the $."300,000 appropriated by the last ' ongregg for the
purpose of pushing this investigation.

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