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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1910
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter,
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest ol the People
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NOVEMBER 19, 1910
nl ANi an ambitions statesman of Japan sees with sorrowing eye
lylthe gradual fulling behind of that power in the matter of nava
armament. A eonHidemhle part of its fleet has become obselete
with the lapse of time, and only a short tiifie hack something like a
third of its ships were retired from the active list. Now, in their en
deavor to keep pace with the other nations, ambitious of being great sea
powers, it has been decided to increase radically the naval program by
appropriating $40,000,000 to build dreadnaughts in the next five years
This is bad news for Japan, but nobody outside that Kingdom need feel
much concerned about it. The consequence's of this insane amotion to
the finances of a poor country, can be seen in the following history of
recent Japanese policy:
Japan, which has at bo many points modeled its finances after the
United States, has followed the American example. The country pays
its public debts. Europe does not. TheUnited States has paid over
$2,000,000,000 of debt since the war.
Japan began with the determination to pay off its national debt. The
Japanese debt was reduced between the Chinese and Russian wars
This greatly aided Japan , in raising money when the later struggle
required larger issues of bonds. A year ago Japanese bonds, 5 per cent
were at 81. They are now 92. No one expected when the English and
Japanese alliance was formed, nearly ten years ago, that Japanese bonds
would be 10 points above consols, even if the former had the higher
For a number of years Japan has devoted $25,000,000 to debt redemp
tion, a very large sum, considering its revenue. But the burden proves
too great. Japan is a poor country. Taxation is heavier than in any
civhzed state, in proportion to wealth. Military ana naval expenses
are growing. Payments on the national debts are to be abandoned
This change of policy will have its inevitable effects on the position of
Japan. The island empire can not go on incurring debt as have
European countries. It has not the same resources.
Japan really needs no navy. No power, or combination of powers
could make any impression on that country, in the possession of its
present well disciplined, army. As an instrument of aggression, however J
a iowerful Japanese navy would necessarily become an object of suspicion
by other powers. As a matter of fact, Japan is the only nation in any
part of the world that is suspected of a desire to make aggressive warfare
We do not think that suspicion is substantiated, by the facts. The
trouble is that every reform measure introduced by the Mikado's govern
ment is exploited by the yellow journals of America as a menace to this
country, and the people, ignorant of the true facts take up the cry. The
.Japanese ambition, however, appears to be taking shape in extravagant
expenditures, that promise to destroy the national credit, if they do not
finally bankrupt the country
Some people don't known the difference between victory and defeat.
The Democrats profess to see a great and lasting victory in therecent elec
tions on the mainland . The truth is it was the dying stab of the assassin at
the policies and personality of a great leader. Roosevelt and Taft still
have the confidence of the masses. They are big enough, and no doubt
w ill turn this temporary reverse into a glorious triumph two years hence.
If the Board of Supervisors are really anxious to lessen the expense of
automobile hire, they should place a machine at the disposal of the
Couaty officials. There is not a week but the Sheriff or County Attor
ney, or both, are obliged to hire machines, in their official capacity, and
the yearly expense of this sort would almost pay for a good machine.
Some of the politicians seem to think that the speakership for the
next Legislature is all settled . The Maui delegation may wish to have
something to say about that.
When giving thanks, don't forget, and see to it that your neighbor
lias something to be thankful for also.
By James A Edgerton. .
AGAIN tle earth in stately course has turned
Her face unto the vital sun above,
While ever unto him her soul has yearned
To speak, through leaf and flower and fruit, her love,
And now her crowning season comes once more
When he pays lier love with golden store.
And how much in this truly favored land
Have we for deep thanksgiving! In all time
h have never poured from out God's opulent hand
Such blessings as have filled our own dear clime.
Peace, progress, length of days and liberty,
Our father, these and more we owe to Thee.
Thine was the hand that guided Washington
And led us out of darkness into light.
It was Thy love in Lincoln's soul that won
Mankind to mercy; it was by Thy might
That in achievements this our age has shown
Such strides as earth before had never known.
It was by Thee that we were moved to give
The boon of freedom unto alien isles.
In Thy today how good it is to live !
Thy future seems all golden afterwhiles.
j . How hast Thou blest our land, Lord, in its youth 1
i On, keep it ever loyal to Thy truth!
Heart to Heart
By EDWIN A. NYE.
THE DAT OF JUDGMENT.
What will you do on da judgment AayT
Any day la likely to be a day of
Any day the strain of trial may be
put upon you.
In his eloquent way Carlylo aaya that
when the clock of time strikes the man
and the hour appear.
Surely. But sometimes the hoot
cornea and the man disappears. Some
times the clock of time strikes and
the man Is too weak to answer "Herer
When the boy Lincoln stood by, bis
mother's grave, ragged and miserable;
when his sweetheart died, when he
was beaten by Douglas, those were hla
days of judgment He waa being
chastened into greatness.
Washington had hla day of Judgment
at Valley Forge.
When Columbus, despite the threat
of mutiny, boldly ordered the ships to
"sail on" it was hla day of Judgment
We do not know when our day of
trial may come. U would not be fair
to the others if we did know, for
neither did they know their day of
Any day great opportunity may
Or a crushing sorrow.
Or aome awful temptation.
When the great opportunity cornea
shall we be strong enough to seize It?
When the great sorrow overwhelms,
will the bent bow be strained to the
point of breaking?
When the stress of temptation pulls,
will the metal of manhood stand the
We need not worry so much about
some great Judgment day where be
fore that great assize of last resort
we shall go as trembling and unwilling
If we bravely and rightly shall have
met our days of Judgment here, noth
ing In all the universe can harm us
Do not wait! until the trumpet shall
sound and the dead shall rise In their
graves and the Judge of the quick
and the dead shall ascend bis throne.
It will then be all too late to plead.
The record will have been made, and
from that record there can be no ap
peal, no stay of Judgment
So live that whatever day may be
yoar day of Judgment it will not go
Into the record that yon were adjudged
as guilty by default
Tien reverently, but boldly, you may
answer to the Judge on the day of
Heart to Heart
By EDWIN A.NYE.
LOVING, LOVABLE. LOVED.
' A gentle man lived.
When he died the children who bad
known him in life gave of their pen
nies and nickels to build a memorial
to him. On the atone waa carved this
"Loving, lovable, loved."
And tbla gentle man, who really lived
and died, was worthy of the words.
Be waa loving.
Be loved everybody and everything,
the unlovely as well aa the lovable, toe
there are no limits to a loving soul,
and there la no end of lta loving. So
tola man went on to the end loving the
worthy and the unworthy. Particu
larly he loved children and animala
and flowers. He could not pasa a child
without speaking to it, and he waa
never too busy to listen to its prattle
or soothe its sorrows. Always In hla
pockets he carried candy and bright
pennlea. Out in his garden he waa
sometlmea seen to careaa hla flowers
and even to apeak to them. Love
Bowed from him aa naturally aa water
flowa down thfmountaln aide. Almost
It could be aald he waa love person!
fled. He was lovable.
Kindness and tboughtfulneaa marked
his actions, rasslng through a swing
ing door he alwaya looked to see if any
followed. In the cars he moved to
make room or gave his aeat to another.
Did a stranger inquire he would some
tlmea go a block or so to show the
way. Alwaya in hla back yard was
water for the birds. And everywhere
he showed "a glorious morning face."
Little things, you aay. And so they
are. but In life's commonplacea the lit
tle things are the glint that reveal true
He waa loved.
Which la only aaylng that like must
attract lta like. The Innocent child,
seeing the ma's face a reflection of
lta own gentle purity, looked and was
not afraid. On hla approach a va
grant dog would wag lta tall In sheer
gladness, seeing In him one that un
derstood. And the children? No
prince ever drew 'after him a more
loyal retinue of retainers. Down the
street he often used to come, little chil
dren clinging to hla banda and sur
rounded by midget courtiers, a royal
"Loving, lovable, loved."
Po be lived and died and never
achieved greatness nor wealth nor so
rt. m prestige. And yet
' I should rather have lived his Ufa
thaa to be nreilde&t of the Baited
Maui Teachers' Association.
The annual meeting of the Maui
Teachers' Association will be held
at the Wailuku School on Friday,
November 25, at 9:30 A. M. A
full attendance is desired. The
following is the programme :
Singing America .... Teachers
Address The Efficiency of the Schools
Class Demonstration Story Work in
Grades III & IV Mrs. Austin
Class Demonstration Oral Number Work
Grades III & IV ....Miss Crickard
Class Demonstration Reading Grades
III & IV -Mr. Wells
Class Demonstration Phonics Grade II
Home Geogasphy -Miss Fleming
Island Geography Miss Crosier
Discipline in the Receiving Grade
History...., Mr. Hinkley
Reading ...Mrs. Macdonald
Map Modeling Mr. Brown
The people of Wailuku, and sur
rounding towns are to have a
genuine treat, Saturday, November
26th. The Alexander House Set
tlement are planning to have a con
cert and sale on that date, and
have arranged with the Arts and
Crafts Shop of Honolulu, to have a
selected and artistic display of art
work in connection with the sale.
This display will comprise repro
ductions of some of the rare
old paintings, which have been se
lected specially for their quaintness
and beauty, hand painted china,
and hammered copper and brass.
Miss Morrison of Honolulu, will be
on hand to help display the beau
ties of the collection.
Makawao News Items.
On the 9th Miss Ethel Islette
Smith of Hamakuapoko, was united
in marriage to Mr. Edmund Carroll
Mello'r by Rer. E- B. Turner. It
was a quiet home wedding and took
place at the residence of the bride's
sister, Mrs. E. O. Burn, of Hama
kuapoko. Mr. Mellor is the bookkeeper of
the Haiku Fruit and racking Co.
The bridal couple are at Idlewilde.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Kinney, of
Houolulu, are also spending their
honeymoon on the slope of Hale
akala at the Castle place. Mrs.
Kinney was formerly Milte Kitty
The annual sale of fancy articles
by the Makawao Ladies' Aid Society
took place in the new Paia Store
building last Saturday evening, the
12th. It was a most successful
event. The attendance waa large
and the financial proceeds amounted
to about $400.
Tax Collector Kunewa has al
ready on file six applications for
the position of deputy tax collector
of Makawao, recently made vacant
by the election of Hon. A. F. Ta
vares as representative to the legis
C. B. Kipnea has resigned as
station agent at Paia and accepted a
pition on Paia Plantation.
The engagement of Miss Roberts
of Hamakuapoko to Mr. Richardson
of the Paia Plantation office has
been .recently announced.
Architect S. R. Dowdle has de
signed the best appearing (as to ex
terior)- store building in the new
The game season is on in earnest
and there are many plovers, doves
and pheasants in the mountain
Weather: An eighteen days'
drought with dust aflying in the
The Maui News eives vou
just as much foreign news as
any oi tne Honolulu papers.
It is your own DaDer. and vou
get everyihing of interesl on
Exhibit of Art Goods
Saturday Afternoon and Evening, November 26,
at Alexander House
Hammered Copper and Brass Ware. Reproductions of Famous
Paintings. Hand Painted China. Hand Tooled Leather Gooda.
Christinas Curds and Novalties.
Ye Arts and Craft Shop
Just Arrived Fr6m Japan. Now being Dis
played at the Puunene Store.
KIMONOS: Silk Embroidered, Silk Crepe Embroidered.
Cotton and Silk (mixed) Cottcn, Children's.
BABY JACKETS: Silk Crepe.
CRASS LINEN : Drawn Work and Embroidered Cter
Pieces and Doylies in Sets. Doylies Embroidered,
Embroidered and Drawn Wark Center Pieces.
GAUZE EMBROIDERED Center Pieces and Doylies ia
GAUZE EMBROIDERED Center Pieces.
SILK HANDKERCHIEFS: Hand Painted.
SILK CREPE SCARFS.
HAND BAGS: Hand Painted Silk, Silk Brocade, Pongee
Silk, Taffatta Silk. Silk Crepe Hand Painted.
LINEN DRAWN WORK : Doylies, Tea Cloth, Tea Cloth
Embroidered, Tray Cloths, Bureau Scarfs, Bureau
Scarfs Embroidered, Lace Collars, Insertion.
DAMASCENE Cuff Links, Cuff Buttons. Studs, Buckles,
Hat Pins, Boxes, Brooches, Scarf Pins.
TOKYO DAMASCENE Brooches.
SATSUMA Buttons, Buckles, Cuff Link. Brooches, Hat
GENUINE CARVED TORTOISE SHELL COMBS.
GENUINE CARVED TORTOISE SHELL BARETTES.
LACQUER PHOTO FRAMES All Sizes. Work Boxes,
Ggar Boxer, Cabinets, Collar Boxes, Jewelry
Boxes, Pin Boxes, Round Trays, Square Trays.
LACQUER Book Rack. Gold Tray, Gold Lacquer Bx,
Inlaid Lacquer Boxes.
WOODEN Card Boxes. Puzzle Boxes, Collar Boxes,
Cabinets, Pin Boxes, Horse Race, Jugglery Toy
and all other kind of Toys, Fancy Paper Lanterns.
HAND PAINTED CROCKERY: Six Piece Tea Sets.
Six Piece Chocolate Sets, Tea Cups and Saucers,
Coffee Cups and Saucers, Dinner Plates, all siza.
You Get Your Money's Worth
When You Read the Maui News.
Holiday Goods at the PAIA
STORE. Good Stock, Low Prices,
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