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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 1; 1911
THE MAUI NEWS
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SATURDAY. - APRIL 1, 1911
The French Alarmist.
THE news, which will be startling to all but Rep. Hobson and his
fellow-alarmists; that the Japanese have 120,000 young men en:
rolled for active service and are quite ready to send an expedition
to Latin America, to "avenge the tricks and machinations of the Yan
kees," comes all the way from Paris, where it is exploited by M. P.
Marin in the Revue Diplomatique.
It is charged in plain terms by this writer that the United States has
for the past 10 years done all it could to increase its influence in Latin
America. The only hope, we are told, for Nicaragua, as a concrete
example, is the interposition of the Japanese avenger. By way of ex
hortation M. Marin says:
"There is not a revolution,, or a revolutionary plot, in Central Amer
ica, but a Yankee adventurer figures in it, a fellow with arms in his
hands or treason on his lips, who is bent on undermining a government
which has been imprudent enough to yield him hospitality. Every
time ' a government of Central America brings the law to bear on such
an adventurer, every time the government attempts to protect itself
against this foreigner in his abuse of its hospitality, the Yankee gov
ernment formulates a threatening protest."
Hurrying to his dire conclusion, the excited French writer adds:
"Every year the exactions of the Yankees are more and more haras
sing to Latin America and Toster a sympathetic reliance on Japanese
arms. Meanwhile the Japanese government has its eyes fixed on the
horizon. When the proper moment comes, it will proceed as it did to
ward Russia, when it opened the campaign urged on irresistibly, by
But the French alarmist is not without hope. A clean-up is due in
Latin America, and the process is thus indicated:
"It is therefore the little Jap that must do the sweeping-up. Logi
cally the condition of things will have this solution. The inevitable
laws which push humanity into the course of justice, in spite of the
odious doctrines of such men as Machiavelli and Philander Knox, ; so
decide. Then, 'from one end to the other of Latin America a cry of
relief will resound. From the depth of their sepulchers the shades of
Washington, of Jefferson, of Madison and of Monroe will breathe a sigh
because they feel they have no power to help us. I think I hear that
sigh." -. ' . -
All of which, especially the reference to the late Mr., Monroe, de
monstrates clearly that the Revue Diplomatique writer is poorly in
formed regarding matters in the Western hemisphere.
It is not best to feel too certain that Mexjco, when it cancelled the
American lease of Magdaleua bay, did not make overtures to Japan to
occupy that base in case of trouble with us. Dread of the policy of the
United States has been felt by Mexico ever since the Washington gov
ernment promoted and profited by the revolt of Panama from Colombia,
forced Castro out of Venezuela, and Zelaya out of Nicaragua, and
sided with the Nicaraguan rebels against the succeeding Madriz gov
ernment, meanwhile getting a tight grip on the finances of Honduras.
No Mexican could tell when the United States, which despoiled his
country of great provinces in 1846-7, and threatened it again in 1877,
would suddenly grasp its throat with a strangle hold. For Mexico, un
der such circumstances, to secretly seek the friendship of Jajjan as the
only power from whom an alliance could possibly be expected would
have been quite as natural as for Japan, threatened by an American
base in the Philippines and hearing all this talk about digging the canal
and fortifying it and Hawaii so as to keep her from gaining the "mast
ery of the Pacific," to consider such an advantageous proposition. It
need not be taken for granted, by any means, that some inkling of such
a plan had nothing to do with the recent outburst of activity in the
American army and navy. Jiawaiian Star.
Since the Sheriff gave out his intention of enforcing the curfew law
the children have been kept in. .This may appear a hardship, but it is
the best for the community and above all best for the children. They
are, or should be, sate trom the evil associations at home, that are so
easily found on the street, and which are sure to have their influence
upon the habits and actions of these same children in their more
mature years. .
Mysterious and wonderful must be the workings in the top piece of
some of our legislators, judging by the way they act and vote on im
portant questions. '
A Possible Result.
IF man in solemn speech decreed
That woman had to vote
And study every civic need
And all the statements note
Which orators and others make;
And if he bade her stand
Outdoors for patriotism's sake
To listen to the band,
Or march for weary hours, amid
The torchlights on parade,
And welcome glee clubs who unbid .
Arrive to serenade, .
And shake the hands of strangers who
Might help in the campaign,
And travel each election through
The sunshine or the rain;
Would she, with happiness aglow,
Engage in the pursuit
Of glory and be grateful? No!
She'd say he was a, brute!
Something is happening in the
attitude of the British public to
Winston Churchill which is not
sufficiently described by the state
ment that he is making great pro
gress m political reputation ., 1 he
change is larger and more subtle.
It would be described correctly as
meaning that Churchill is beginning
to be better understood.
There was in the earlier years of
his parliamentary career every
ground for assuming that he was
more swash buckler than statesman;
splendid swashbuckler, but a
swashbuckler. After his withdraw-
from the tory party, after its
fatal descent into the abyss of pro
tection, Churchill made wild use of
his nwly gained freedom.
For the first time in his political
life, he was, I believe, intellectually
at home; and dearly bought free
dom of that kind is apt to be enjoy
ed with some riotousness of spirit.
There never was a more vehement,
audacious, and effective assailant of
minister' than Churchill when he
iced Balfour and the enraged tory
majority to which he so recently
He has in an eminent degree
courage physical and moral cour
age; he never hesitates to put his
life, physical or intellectual, to the
hazard; he does so on principle; he
does so, I might add, by some sub
tle principle of heredity it was
also the temperament of his father
and that is why Lord Randolph
Churchill so rapidly rose, and also
the reason why he so abyssmally
ALWAYS ON FIRING LINC-
Again, when he was under secre
tary for the' colonies, Churchill was
in th.e- front firing'line; and again
he was compelled to be the swash
buckler a great swashbuckler,' but
a fighter rather than anything else.
Night after night he was assailed
with ferocity ; and night after night
he met all comers, and he beat
them all down.
And then people began first to
realize that Churchill had other and
greater gifts than vniere courage,
resource, and power in debate.
The next step in Churchill's pro
gress was that remarkable series of
speeches he delivered in Lancashire
on free trade and the Lloyd-George
budget just before the second last
election The inner history of these
speeches is instructive.
I have heard that Churchill said
to the Times newspaper proprietor
that if he were sure of being pro
perly reported he would prepare
carefully a series of speeches worthy
of his mind and of the occasion
The "offer was accepted, and the
speeches were all written out; they
were sent, I believe,. to the limes
office and were in type there some
time before- they were delivered.
That is perhaps why they are such
ADVOCATE OF HOMI HULL (
. There is a passage in one of
them the famous passage in whlcl
Churchill described the growth of
the Manchester ship canal and used
that portentous achievement as an
argument against protection and for
the land tax which will remain one
of the great bits of political oratory
for all time.
But here let me repeat a startling
observation of a Lancashire man;
and that is that some of the bril
Hunt speeches left the immediate
audience cold; or, at least, unlifted
by the outbursts of enthusiasm. The
fact that they were in manuscript
before they were delivered is the ex
I his experience was repeated in
the difference between the reception
of the two most recent speeches of
Churchill the speech on home rule
and the speech on the veto bill. The
speech on home rule revealed that
other Churchill which the world has
been slower to recognize the man
who had the grasp of a great ami
complex political problem which is
only possible to one with the instinct
and mind of statesmanship. .
PROGRESS IN HOMI OFFICE-
It was in the home office, how
ever, that this humanitarian side
which is so strong in Churchill got
its first great, broad platform ; and
from the first hour he entered there
the humanitarianism has revealed
This is an office which gives the
true lover of his kind at once the
greatest opportunity and confronts
him with the most widespread net
of obstacles. No office has greater
or finer officials, but no office has a
wider foundation of precedent, iron
rules, more solid and immutable
traditions. ; ' ,
But the courage, the insight, the
boldness, and determination to sift
things to their depths for himself
which are the qualities of Churchill,
tore down the whole superstructure,
with the result that prison treatment
in England will, by the time he has
left the home office, have undergone
a transformation that may mark one
of the great milestones in England's
gradual elevation to a higher hu
Goes to the House.
With a reduction of $37,000 the
education expense bill came from
the ways and means committee in
the Senate and passed second read
ing. ' It is expected to pass final
scrutiny without further amenn
ment and then Senate bill 18, by
Chillingworth, will go to the House
The education measure provides
for over a quarter of a million dol
lars for the schools under the heads
of general fund, . biennial period,
and special fund. The total under
general fund is $144,500. Under
special fund it is $116,127.
The salary of the superintendent
of the department of public instruc
tion is reduced from $9000 to $7200
for the biennial period, or to $300
Under the general fund other
Salaries Offic6 force and general
expenses, $23,200; secretary, $3600
assistant clerk and bookkeeper
$3600; two stenographers, $4800;
messenger, $1200; general expenses
and summer schools, $10,000; trav
eling expenses inspector of schools
$1500; school supplies, $40,600
equipment and material for indus
trial training, $15,000; genera
school supplies, $12,000; school
books for sale, $10,000; libraries
Special salaries, $13,200; matron
Pgirls' industrial sckool, $2400; three
house mothers at $50 a month
$3600; superintendent boys' indus
trial school, $3600; three night
. Maintenance Special
Normal school, $18,000;
dustrial school, $25,000;
dustrial school, $12,000.
Under the Special Fund Repair
and maintenance of buildings apd
grounds, labor on repair work, ma
terial, maintenance and janitor ser
vice: ' Schools of Hawaii, $40,000
Maui, $18,000; Oahu, $35,000
Kauai, $10,000; furniture and fix
Election of Officers.
At the adjourned meeting of th
Stockholders of the Maui Land & Rail
road Company, held this day, the follow
ing gentlemen were elected:
DIRECTORS: Hon. H. P. Baldwin
Mr. H. A. Baldwin, Mr. F. P. Baldwin
Mr. J. N. S. Williams, Mr. E. E. Paxton
and at a Directors' Meeting immediately
following the Stockholders' Meeting the
following officers of the Corporation were
elected to serve during one year.
Hon. H. P. Baldwin, President; M
H. A. Baldwin, Vice-President; Mr.
F. Baldwin, Secretary; Mr. J. N. S. Wil
liams, Treasurer; Mr. D. B. Murdoch
F. F. BALDWIN,
March 33, 191 1.
April 1, 8, 15.
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not." , '
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It is not "clever" or "catchy" and doesn't" "claim
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