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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1911
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wajluku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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Chas, C. Ctark Bdttorand Managar
SATURDAY. . MAY 13, 1911
All that was mortal of the late Judge Kepoikai was laid away
in its final resting place Tuesday afternoon. He has gone where
he will be judged with righteous judgment. Our human judg
ment must fall short of a true and proper estimation of his life.
Judge Kepoikai has ever been a man of action, a man of high
ideals, a leader of his people, and to him, perhaps, more than
any other man on Maui did the Hawaiians, look for counqel and
advice. He was not a man to harbor a grievance, but rather
would he, in his bold, brusque manner speak out his mind, 'and
then make friends of those with whom he had differences.
Judge Kopoikai had his faults as do all men, but these can
easily be forgotten at the grave and only the good remem
bered; and it can be truthfully said of him that he used his
powers of mind and wrill for the uplifting of his people. The
community is better that such a man as Judge Kepoikai had
lived in it, and we can ill afford to lose him.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and
friends. They have the assurance that though it were hard to
lose him while yet in the prime of life, he has gorie to a God,
whose justice is tempered withmercy, and who in His wisdom
knows all things that are best.
We have a suggestion to make to the Promotion Committee: Let it
engage space for full-page advertisements in leading Mainland journals
and strike a new note in advertising by telling of our cholera. We
would suggest "Chol'era in Hawaii" as a black-type text. Beneath
such a text used as a heading, let it show that, such is the peculiar
virtue either of our soil, our citizenship, or our winds from heaven,
that in this Paradise bf the Pacific even the deadly scourge of cholera
is innocuous. Show the world the record cholera here, endless ex
pense over it, quarantines and health campaigns and appropriations,
and not a Caucasian not one affected in six jnonths! Not an Asiatic
either! Here is the place to come for safety from cholera. Cholera
epidemic in Hawaii, as posted by Federal doctors where-ever the sun
shines on a quarantine office, and killing month by month less people
than consumption kills! ,
There are only, two explanations of the strange record: Either we
have a very extraordinary climate, or it is very extraordinary cholera
and either conclusion is good. ' On the whole, we beg to return to the
doubt expressed at the opening of this discussion, that there has been
any case of true Asiatic cholera in Honolulu within the past six
months. Paradise of the Pacific.
Last month the Board of Supervisors introduced a resolution pro
hibiting the peddling of fish, fruit or vegetables within a radius
of one mile of the Wailuku market. A strong sentiment has been, stirred
up among the ladies against the resolution, and a petition was presented
to the Board at this meeting protesting against its passage. The Board,
in their superior wisdom, heeded not, and passed the ordnance, eliminat
ing only the tabu on fruit. It is a wise move to have fish sold only from
the market, but the idea of forcing the vegetable dealers off the streets
is ridiculous. No good can possibly come from it, and the only result
will be an indirect tax on the householder. The vender of vegetables
will raise the price of vegetables to pay the cost of hiring a stall, or else
he will take his vegetables to Kahului and Puunene. The people of
Wailuku are bound to be the losers in any case. The supervisors are
foolish in this matter. They are dealing with the women; they have
ignored their protest, which was undoubtedly in the interests of the
community as against the interests of the fish market. We would warn
the supervisors therefore that in this they are not dealing with mere
men, and they are liable to come out of the small end of the horn.
. If the supervisors are going,to force the ladies to wade through the
filth and stench of Chinatown for their vegetables every morning, they
had better provide disinfectants.
God Gave Him Rest.
' (By A. J. Waterhouse.)
GOD gave him rest. Through weary days he bore
The stress of struggle and the battle's pain,
Knew grievous wounds, and yet but strove the more,
Holding a brother's good his utmost gain;
Decried by men of petty lives, or mean,
E'er to the goal unseen by them he pressed,
Until, down-reaching from the heights serene,
God gave him rest.
God gave him rest, and we who knew him well, '
And loved him most to know him was to love
Sigh, "Not our will, but Thine;" yet, truth to tell,
The heart belies that whisper borne above.
For we shall miss him; humble, common men
For whom he strove and whom he would have blessed,
Down-borne, shall sigh that he comes not again,
Since God gave rest.
God gave him rest. Oh, weary, weary world,
Gray world of care, thou needest stalwart men,
Brave knights with flag of right for aye unfurled,
Heroes of duty wielding lance or pen.
Such are the needed ones; exalted, free,
Loving their brothers, lifting the oppressed,
Heeding earth's wailing voice and such wae he,
Whom God gave rest.
Laying of Cornerstone.
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the thought, the principles, the life
and the institutions of the whole
christian world. .
What then is this Corner Stone
upon which and alout which our
religious thoughts and institutions
and life have been erected?
It is not a superstition, it is not
any system of theology or of moral
philosophy, nor does it consist of
forms or of ceremonies or profes
sions.. These may each, any, or,
all of them, appeal to, and, be
adopted by truly religwius men:
Christians may clothe their religion
in these garbs of worship, and it is
well ; but these garments of grace
are not the Corner Stone upon which
the Christian religion has built up
and maintains and will push onward
the Kingdom of God the cosmic
spiritual edifice of the Christian
Church. They are not opixsod to
religion and may be a help to the
churches, but they are only stones
and not the Corner Stone in the
religious house everlasting.
The Corner Stone upon which
rests and about which is erected the
Kingdom of God and which was
laid by Jesus, if a principle of truth
existing in the very nature of things
as a fundamental faeff of the moral
cosmos. It is called by different
names and can only be defined by
synonyms which is like saying it
cannot be defined at all.
It is the absolute, the ultimate,
it is apprehended not created or to
be defined, yet is as certain and as
cleat as an axiom of methematics.
Let us call it benevolence, taking
the original and fundamental mean
ing of that word, bene volens,
well wishing, not a mere empty
unforceful inefficient wish, but one
which is an attitude of the mind, ii
fixed purpose, an intent so constant
as to form disposition and charact
er. Indeed so genuine, as to make
the man a morally good man.
Benevolence in this sense compre
hends every other vTrtue so that he
who has true general benevolence,
lias true religion, is a Christian
and a child of God, for God is love,
and universal unselfish love is gen
This benevolence is the Corner
Stone of every Christian institution,.
Our religion is founded upon it.
Our moral cosmos is erected upon
it and about it. All right moral
character is based upon it..
It ia the principle of the golden
rule. In the Bible it is used to
describe God .as in the words,
"God is love," "God is the life of
man," -"God our father." It is
the "charity'' which Paul places
above all other things. It is uni
versa), embracing all the sentient
world, hence, not a sparrow falleth
to the ground unnoticed" in the uni
versal benevolence of God. Upon
it all Christian Churches are found
ed whatever be their creeds, their
doctrines, their ordinances or forms
of worship. It is the firm founda
tion upon which they all rest, it is
the one most essential and funda
mental principle. These other
things which may remind us of our
obligations, or which may clothe
our religion like a garment, are but
the dress of religion. They may all
have their uses and. some serve one
good purpose and some another
Some seem essential to one body of
Christians, some to another body of
Christians, and to others none of
them may be deemed essential, and
yet all these men of different minds
regarding these trappings of worship
may be equally good and true fol
lowers of Him who in Galilee laid
the Corner Stone of universal bene
volence for the foundation of the
Kingdom of God on earth.
This Corner Stone principle is
undisputed. Christians and good
ones have had controversies, and
contentions and wars over forms,
creeds, ceremonies and over many
doctrinal matters, tenents and prin
ciples, but as I understand history,
this Corner Stone of religion,
general benevolence, has never been
a casus belli. Jesus established reli
gion without any apple o' discord
thrown in by His teaching or by
His example. Men have fpught
about the fashion of worsfiip rather
than about the basic principle of
religion. In this respect the church
es have not considered the lilies of
the field. '
Benevolence in the sense that we
use the term is the Corner Stone of
the cosmic soul of religion, and reli
gion is for the salvation of the
world. A saving from sin and for
happiness. Happiness is the ulti
mate good, the summum bonutn.
Happiness is the' good per se and is
the only good that is not merely
relative. The world is to be saved.
Saved not by an eternal necessity
fore-ordained j and, so provided for
that nothing now remains to be
done: But on the other hand there
is a work to be done -by every free
moral agent with power to be berie-
Hence, churches are built to aid
in the work of salvation, which
meliorates the condition of man.
Based upon the Corner Stone of
Benevolence, well wishing,--we as
Christians build the material church
and form the spiritual church.
Thus ' we are helping. We are
working with God. God wants our
help, not because his power is finite,
but because infinite power cannot
perform contradictions. God's plan
for our happiness includes com
placency, a joy without a Bting,
and this necessitates our moral
worth and that we may be of moral
worth we must have free will must
be able to choose the good must
be able to be benevolent, to be
well wishers, must be able to know
good and evil, and, to feel that we
can help on the amelioration of
man. Conscious of our power to
help in the work of salvation, we
feel the obligation of beneficence.'
Had we no ability to do good, then
We are not required to attempt
what we know we have no power to
aid in accomplishing. But as we
are conscious of such power so do
we feel the obligation.
The building of a church, be it
either of stone, or, be it a bringing
together iuto one body or society
men willing the good, seems to me
to imply that we, each of us, think
we have a work to do in the salva
tion of man. .
We thus purpose to add our wish
and our Work to the wish and the
work of the benevolent Creator. It
means we think we can help, and,
feel we should help, and I believe
this thought and this sense of obli
gation are founded upon God's
thoughts and God's plan, and that
so far as we are truly benevolent,
so far as we are planning to carry
out our well wishing, so far as we
are beneficent and so are children
But the Corner Stone of every
religion, with the teachings, the
life, and the religion of Jesus is
now, ever was, and will be, benevo
Other things are for use or for
ornament or for construction, but
none other is the Comer Stone of a
religion which works with God for
the universal good of all sentient
being. ' .
Life and religion are one, or
neither is anything: I will not say
neither is growing to be anything
Religion is no way of life, no show
of life, no' observance of uny sort
It is neither the food nor the medi
cine of being. It is life essential."
Whoever lives true life will love
E. B. Browning.
"Love which U the essence of
God is not for levity but for the
total worth of man."
In the building of churches, in
the formation of ourselves into a
Christian Church do we not add
our fiat to the fiat of the Creator,
our work to His work for the salva
tion of the world?
I think we can and should do go
and that for this we erect this house
and lay this material Corner Stone
emblematic of the spiritual Corner
Stone of Religion, Beiwvolence.
To the Men and Women of Maul.
I wish to present for your careful consideration the most attractive
and best money makina oil proposition ever offered to the people of
Hawaii. 'Tis true it is a gamble, but a good one. All investments,
no matter where you may place your money, is more or less a gamble.
Lake View No. 1 Oil Well came in March 15, 1910. The stock coct
90 cents per share and sold for $40.00 per share. To make it plain to
you 100 shares cost $90.00,ar.d sold for $4000.00, a profit of $3910.00
on 100 shares. Lake View No. 2 is located only ll4 miles from Lake
View No. 1. The Sunset Monarch Oil Company, located between onr
properties, has just brought in a well which they claim is bigger than
Lake View .No. 1. Our soil and log formations - are identically the
same. We are putting down 2 wells on our property, and expect to
bring in gushers equally as large as the Lake View No. 1 or the Sun.
set Monarch and expect our stock will sell at as high a figure on the
market. The gamble In this case is almost a Certainty. We are sur
rounded with gushers which makes our property proven oil territory.
There is as much difference in the size of oil wells as there are in
ships. A Japanese sampan in common parlance is a ship, and the
Mauritania of 60,000 tons is a ship. You cannot expect very 'large
dividends from a sampan, but you can from the Mauritania.
The profits on oil ia a fairy tale. No other business can compare
with it. No other business could produce a Rockefeller, who, when a
young man, toiled for his living, aud now draws an income exceeding
all the crowned heads and potentates of Europe. Reflect and consider
carefully what you are reading; you have the opportunity right now
to buy some ptock. My price is 50 cents a share. You can order any
quantity you please. I don't sell less than 100 shares. You can Bend
me check or post office order to cover the amount of stock you desire
and receive your certificate of stock by return mail, or you can remit
one-half of the amount to secure the stock and the balance payable in
60 daye. Everybody should avail themselves of this opportunity.
You owe it to yourself to take a chance and better your condition in
life. Our tourists, capitalists, and wealthy men were in your position
before they became rich. They took a chance, invested their money
and made good. Rockefeller could still be a bookkeeper, but he took
a chance and his income is now about a million dollars a day.
You ean put 200 men to work building a house if necessary, and
hasten its completion, but only six men can be employed to put down
a well. It takes time to go down half a mile in the ground through
rock and the different formations encountered.
I have sold stock to the ablest lawyers in Honolulu. These men
have not paid in their money for stock before making exhaustive en
quiries from their friends in California regarding the personnel of the
officers title and prospects of success of Lake' View No. 2. Judging
from the fact that in many instances they have doubled and tripled
their stock leads me to believe that the answers received must have
been very satisfactory. Another convincing fact as regards our pro
perty is that the Standard Oil Company is laying a pipe line with
pumping stations at an expense of hundreds of thousands of dollars
within 200 feet of our two wells. Anticipating our gushers coming in
soon, these people know what they are doing and are preparing them
selves to handle our oil which we expect will be in 80 or 40 days.
There is a'time in the tides of life which leads to fortune. You
have the opportunity now. Are you content to be a clerk and live on'
a clerk's ealary, which, as a rule, cannot afford the luxury of an auto
mobile, or buy some stock in an oil proposition that might make you
independent for life? Read this carefully. If you have any doubts
or questions you wish explained, call or phone me. Show this to your
friends. ; Talk it over it concerns you and them. Some men won't
buy a genuine $5.00 gold piece for $3.00, afraid they may be stung.
TJiese men remain clerks all their lives.
You can write to any bank in Los Angeles and find out the stand
of this company. The Btock is offered- now for 50 cents per share.
There is not very much left and when sold the price will be pat value
$1.00 per share. When we strike oil it may jump to $40.00 per share,
same as Lake View No. 1 I don't know any reason why it should not.
By latest advice May 2, we were down 2227 feet in Well No 2. We
are liable to bring in a gusher almost any day and all stock not secured
by cash payments will be cancelled.
J. OSWALD SLUTTED, Maui Hotel, Phone 94, Wailuku.
Maui Racing Association
Tuesday, July 4, 1911
BICYCLE, 1 milej'first $25, second $10.
JAPANESE HORSES, running J mile; first $60-,
second $15. .
HAWAIIAN BRED, running J mile; first $200,
second $50. ,
FREE FOR ALL TROTTING AND PACING,
half mile heats, best 3 in 5; purse $500.
FREE FOR ALL, running 1 mile; purse $750.
PONY RACE FREE FOR ALL, half mile; $125.
II AWN BRED, 1 mile; first $300, second $50.
JAPANESE, run f mile; first $75, second $15.
MAIDEN PONIES, Maui Bred, half mile; first
$75, second $25.
II AWN BRED, mile; first $250, second $50.
FREE FOR ALL, half mile; purse $200. '
JAPANESE, 1 mile; first $130, second $20. '
COWBOY, 3 relays of half mile; first $25,
second $10. , .
GENTLEMEN'S, owner's to ride, half mile,
race horses barred; cup value $25.
MULE RACE, half mile; first $35, second $15.
Height of Ponies in race 6th free for all. not to exceed 14 hands 3 inches.