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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1910
THE MAUI NEWS
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SATURDAY. ..... . NOVEMBER 26, 1910
Liberty tor the Jurors.
IE opinion of the United States supreme court just announced
with regard to a certain ease in the State of Washington, in whirl
the rights of the defendant were alleged to lie. violated ly jury
committed with knowledge of the trial ju'ge, can only be regarded as a
short step in the right direction, says the Christian Science Monitor. It
is a step, nevertheless; and it should be followed by others that will release
the American jury system from defects that are now widely - recognized
Briefly Mated, the contention in Ix-half of the defendant was that the
jurors had been permitted to separate during the trial, and that they
had had access to newspapers. These pohits were raised in the arguments
for a new trial, but the court held that the jury was entirely competent
to hear the evidence impartially and to return a just verdict notw.ith
standing some technical slips, if slips they might be called.
Recently, among the lawyers as among the laity, there has developed
a strong movement in opposition to legal technicalities whereof recognition
by the courts oftentimes leads to almost endless litigation and frequently
to the apparent defeat of justice. The public is familiar with numerous
pleas upon which counsel for the defense may seek to upset the proceed
ings. In many cases entire reliance seems to be placed by the defense upon
technical points. If a juryman is seen to turn his eyes in the direction of
a witness for the prosecution, if he 4s caught smiling at a spectator, if it is
kuown that he has heard any news or read any news, if he is called home
for a night, the defense makes the most of it.
Now, nobody will deny that the defense, especially where life or liberty
is involved, should have wide latitude. But the matter of purely tech
nical defense has become an abuse. Men thoroughly qualified to serve
as jurors are either prevented from doing so, shirk from this duty, or,
' while fulfilling it, are subjected to hardship greater, in many cases, than
the prisoner at the bar will eventually bo called upon to undergo.
While reserving every essential right in behalf of the defendant, and
while preserving every proper safeguard for the citizen, it would seem as
if the methods of procedure could be simplified to the end that common
sense might rlav its Dart fully and freely. Neither the court nor the jury
should be hampered bj unnecessary and frequently annoying restrictions
simply because the defense may have no real ground to stand on.
' Rooevelt Future.
tTIYIIK New York election differed from that in any other State, in
that it was strictly- a fight Itetween Colonel Roosevelt and the
"Interests." An alliance, offensive and defensive, was affected
between the Interests, who wanted to destroy Roosevelt politically, and
Tammany, and all the guns of the corrupt New York press were turned
on the Colonel. It was a conglomerate chorous, that turned their fire on
Roosevelt, and his policies.
It was amusing to those who,watched, the way these newspapers, who
had so recently been cursing the petty liosses in control of tKe Republican
machine, turned Upsy turvy, and launched their tirade against Roosevelt,
after he had driven these same liosses from power. One Exchange says
the Colonel seemed to lie compounded of equal parts of Caesar and Satan
This conjunction of circumstances caused mucji speculation as to its
effect on Roosevelt as a xlitieal factor in the future. Collier's Weekly,
before the election, came forth with this remarkable theory, as it might
affect the campaign of 1912:
"If Stiiuson is beaten, as n "lesson" to Roosevelt, the chances of the
Colonel's running in 1W12 will be increased, because to the rest of the
country the line between the old wing of the Republican party and the
new will be made more sharp, a situation the most likely to bring Roose
velt overwhelmingly to the front. If Stimson wins, on the other hand,
and the old guard is put down, the chance of Mr. Taft's .successfully
moving along independent lines will be much increased, and if he does
prove himself progressive, steady and independent from now until the
spring of 1912 we fancy Colonel Roosevelt will earnestly support him
for the nomination. The former president's only xtiflicicnt reason for
running himself again would be that the tide was toward reaction , and
away from his most cherished faith. Wall street and the sulky Repub
lican machines, in set king to humiliate Roosevelt by defeating Stimson,
are therefore guided more by hatred than by reason, for they are really
taking steps to make more propnhle the outcome which they most deplore."
This is peculiar reasoning, though Collier's may have shot nearer the
mark, than many realize. One thing is certain; Roosevelt will always
be a great and inspiring figure in tlx eyes of the Ain.-ruiin people. The
enmity of Tammany can never dim the lustre of the Colonel' greatness.'
His very aincerity of purpose intensity of denire for the tiettermcnt of
the American people, as be ea it, will overshadow everything his
traducers may I able to auy against him.
Maui returned a solid Republican delegation to tit Legislature. All
men of known ability; men who are mhl f looking after the interests
of the people. Now comes the report that the Honolulu tuemlsr in
their over anxiety to pick all the plums in committors for them Ives are
endeavoring to rc legate the Msui tin mUr to a Uck sent in unimportant
committees. This should not be, for when ueh men as (Vck. Keliinoi
and Tavares are elected to the L gUlature tlx ir known ability and worth
should be recognized and they should lie on committer, where they can
give scope to their knowledge. It might l wise for the slnte makers in
Honolulu to bear in mind that Maui lrUd her representatives for their
ability, and these representatives will not satifiel to te nVun heads.
The action of the new ly elected supervisor in taking the trip around
the island in order to get in clone touch with tlx wants of t!e ..le in
each section is most commendable. Nothing but good can come from
"nch a policy, ami no doubt we shall see a harmonious board working
hexfor the betterment of Maui.
Heart to Heart
By EDWIN A. NYE. j
MART SQNTAG. HEROINE.
Mary Son tug of Chicago does not
know she Is a heroine.
She does not even know what the
word heroine means.
But she Is a heroine Just the same,
Mary Is abont nine years old. Her
mother died a year afro. and. besides
Mary, thre are six children Mike,
aged eight; Rosle. seveu; Ueorgle, six;
Susie, five; David, three; Pinkie, two,
Mary mothers them all
She gets up at daybreak to cook her
father's breakfast so that be may go
to his work. ' Then she helps to dress
Mike and Kosle and Georgle 'and get
them off to school. After that she
feeds and washes Susie and David and
That is nor all.
Besides being mother, Mary Is finan
cier and general manager of the Son'
She pays the rent' She buys the chil
dren's clothes and washes and mends
their garuieats. She getB all her fa
ther's wages except what Is reserved
for his pipe and bis car fare.
Mary makes every cent count. The
neighbors say the Son tag kiddles are
always tidy and clean and that you
could eat off the floor of Mary's kltcb
Mary cannot read or write.
Ton see. she has been too busy being
a heroine. She bad to learn other
things than books. The mother was
delicate, and Mary bad to help with
the big brood. And as superintendent
and financial director of the Sontag la
terests she has been exceedingly busy.
Can you deny that this little slip of
an Irish lass, with her busy brain and
hands and motherly heart. Is less than
The fact Is we need either a new
definition or a new Interpretation of
the word heroism.
A hero or heroine In our ordinary
definition Is one who does the unusual
or the 'startling' deed, whereas yon
will more often find the real heroism
in doing with smiling face the usual or
ordinary thing, and doing It over and
The heroism that labors quietly, sac
rlflces willingly, suffers gladly and per
shits In such labors and sacrifices to
the end that Is genuine heroism.
Let the frenzied financiers rage. Let
the near great strut in their pride.
Let the censorious preach their nasty
pessimism. . It matters not, because
The glory and blessing of the race
are Its everyday Mary Sontags.
Heart to Heart
By EDWIN A. NYE.
A lady with a lamp saall atand
Id the great Hmtory of the land
A noble type of Rood.
Thus wrole Henry Wudxworth Long
fellow In bis tribute to Florence Night
ingale. ' It was because of her nightly tours
of the hospital crnup during the Cri
mean war, carrying a lamp, that she
became known as the "lady with a
How tar that little candl throws Ita
Bo shlnea a ood deed In a naughty world.
When Florence Nightingale died.
Aug. 15, 1910. the whole world mourn
ed, and It stlli mourns.
She was the "angel of the Crimea,"
and "mother of uurses" as well as
lady with a lamp." Indeed, the vo
cabulary of tender appreciation has
been exhausted to fitly tell ber service
to the world and the world's love for
You know the story.
A beautiful. ' winsome girl of a
wealthy English family gave up so
ciety, which was almost at her feet
and chose hospital work a a1 the voca
tion of ber life.
And this In a day when to be a nurse
was almoat to abandon reputation.
Nurses of that time were coaree, des
titute of refinement and stupidly ignorant
Florence Nightingale changed all this
by founding the first nurses' training
school and elevating the nurse's work
to a real profession. Very soon the
hospital staffs were made up of gen
tle, refined and capable women.
In the winter of 1854 the world was
bonified by the description of the suf
fering of the sick and wounded sol
diers on the battlefields of the Cri
Came the "autre I of the Crimea.
ArrtTlng the day after the battle at
Inkerman. MUs Nightingale found 18.-
000 wounded lying in filth and dying
for lack of care. After she took charge
the death rale went down from 42 to
t per cent. But In tboe exhausting
labors she ruined her health and after
ward was more or less an Invalid.
The soldiers loved ber so that as she
passed their cots they would often
klaa ber shadow on the wall.
And all ber life, by example or by
prwetrt. she continued to pass through
the cheerless corridors of pain and suf
fering, t-arrrtux a lamp whose beams
a lighted every bouse of misery In
fll ibe world
The world will never forget Florence
Whene'er a nobl. deed la wrought,
Wti.n.'.r la epok.o a noble thought
Our bur La in glad aurprlae
Te higher I. vela rtae.
A W0MAMANDA CHECK.
Mrs. Black Was Nbt Abaolutely Helpt
leaa In Money Mattera.
Some few persons still cherish the
Idea that all women are' absolutely
helpless In business matters and that
they are so lacking In financial ability
that they cannot safely be trusted to
Mr. Black belonged to this class. lie
bad been In the habit of paying all the
household bills at the end of each
month, and his wife, though allowed
unlimited credit, had never bad an al
lowance. One day the Blacks bap
pened to be passing the comparatively
new building In which the bank was
"Do you know, John." remarked
Mrs. Black. "1 have actually never
been inside the bank since It was built
more than two years ago?"
"You haven t!" exclaimed John. "If
that's the case I guess I'd better give
you a check this month and let you
pay the bills. Do you think you'd
know how to cash it?"
Mrs. Black received the check,
which, by the way, happened to be an
unusually large one that month.
mat evening Mr. Black asked, not
without sarcasm, if she had succeeded
In Indorsing It properly.
"Oh. yes!" returned Mrs. Black
"How many bills did you pay?"
"None. It seemed a pity to waste all
that money paying bills."
"Then what In the world did vou do
with ltr - ,
"Oh," returned the little woman se
renely, "I Just deposited it In my name
and opened an account of my own with
Setting Her Right.
On one of the corners of a busy
thoroughfare sat an old man blind and
minus one ,leg. A sympathetic lady
who was passing stopped and. gazed
at blm In pity.
Finally she approached htm and be
gan asking him questions. - She asked
him If be were married, how many
children be bad. where he bad worked
last, bow he bad met with the accident
that bad Incapacitated him for work
and a thousand other questions. '
Finally the unfortunate one became
peevish. "Madam." be exclaimed harsh
ly, "you may think this is au Infor
mation bureau, it .Is not. it is a
collecting agency." - Cincinnati Com
mercial Tribuue. 1
Plain Clothes Men.
in a small South American state
wblcb bad recently undergone a change
of administration the new potentate
summoned an artist and ordered new
designs for all the official uniforms.
"1 wish showy eostumes, very
showy," be said, "for the people are
Impressed by them. I have here some
sketches that I myself have made.
Look them over and be guided by
these Ideus as far as possible."
The artist examined the sketches
"This." be said, turning the pages.
Vis evidently for the navy and this for
the army. but. If you please, what Is
this a long red plume on a three cor
nered hat. yellow dress "coat trimmed
with purple, and" '
"That" replied-the chief of state
gravely, "is for the secret police.",
His Hilarious Outburst
There Is a doleful looking but sub
stantial Scot living in Loudon whose
business ability Is above the average,
but everything be does Is done with
the glum and melancholy air of a man
constantly wrestling with some prob
lem of the soul. He rarely speaks un
less spoken to. He never smiles, and
his eyes have a fixed but Intense ex
pression. One day he was returning
to London with several companions.
The whole party were Scotch, but the
glum man's companions were of genial
type. One of them told a humorous
tale, over which the rest laughed up-
0 l -Jkaftcsa "N
HE TOOK OXU AUTDM.
roarlously. Not so the human, prob
lem. He aat In a corner of the rail
way carriage glowering at bis mirth
ful friends. Half an hour afterward.
however, when all were standing at
a street corner before separating, be
ooa one asiae ana saia solemnly ana
slowly: "Te would obsalrve that I
did na' laugh at yond' story. Well, I
saw the Joke. Ye might not think It
but I have a keen sense of humor."
Grass and Glass.
A Scotsman was employed to mow
the lawn of a. close fisted old lady. She
Insisted that be must cut it very short
adding that one Inch at the bottom
was worth two at the top. He did It
so well that she was moved to produce
a whisky bottle and a glass, wblcb she
filled about half fuM.
Fill It up. mem" said Sandy, "for
lfs no like the gresa. . An Inch at the
tap's worth twa at the bottom T
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 Tsled Leather Goods.
Christmas Curds and Novelties.
Ye Arts and Craft Shop
Just Arrived From Japan, Now being Dis
played at the Puunene Store.
KHV.ONOS : Silk Embroidered, Silk Crepe Embroidered.
' Cotton and Silk (mixed) Cotton, Children's.
BABY JACKETS : Silk Crepe. ' '
GRASS LINEN : Drawn Work and Embroidered Center
Pieces and Doylies in Sets. Doylies Embroidered, '
Embroidered and Drawn Work Center Pieces.
Center Pieces and Doylies in
GAUZE EMBROIDERED Center Piecei. ; -SILK
HANDKERCHIEFS: Hand Painted.
SILK CREPE SCARFS. .
HAND BAGS : Hand Painted Silk, Silk Brocade, Pongee
Silk, TafTetta 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.
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TOKYO DAMASCENE Brooches. '
SATSUMA Buttons, Buckles, Cuff Links, Brooches, Hat
GENUINE CARVED TORTOISE SHELL COMBS.
GENUINE CARVED TORTOISE SHELL BARETTES.
LACQUER PHOTO FRAMES All Sizes. Work Boxes.
, Cigar Boxer, Cabinets, Collar Boxes, Jewelry
( Boxes, Pin Boxes, Round Trays, Square Trays.
LACQUER ' Book Rack. Gold Tray. Gold Lacquer Boxes,,
Inlaid Lacquer Boxes.
WOODEN Card Boxes, Puzzle Boxes, CoHar 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 sizes.
Holiday Goods at the PAIA
STORE. Good Stock, Low Prices.
You Get Your Money's WortlS
When You Read the Maui News.
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