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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
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What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
ChH,C.CIrk ... Editor and (Vnger
SATURDAY. JANUARY 13, 1912
(San Francisco Chronicle.)
7 DISPATCH from London states that the people of Europe are
- profoundly impressed by what is called the ' driving force" of
American public opinion as manifested by the prompt response
of Congress to the popular demand for the abrogation of the treaty
This treaty has been in existence for three quarters of a century, and
during that whole period Russia has refused to honor American pass
ports given to our Jewish citizens on the sole ground of their religious
faith. And yet Congress has done nothing, and the Executive depart
ment has done nothing effective.
But a popular agitation which assumed formidable proportions only
within the last sixty or ninety days has compelled action by Congress
without even the form of routine investigation, and it is believed that
within a short period public opinion of the world will compel Russia to
wholly abandon its attempt to exclude aliens by reason of their
This surprising exhibit of the power of public opinion in this country
is leading European observers to believe that a similar popular uprising
will compel the ratification of the arbitration treaties now before a
reluctant Senate, and thus lay the first stone in the foundation of a
real temple of universal peace.
There can be no doubt of the temper of the American people in this
matter. This nation is so big and strong that it can afford as perhaps
no other nation can, to say that it does not propose to go to war any
more, no matter what the provocation. We have no fear of wanton
attack, and we are willing to arbitrate all our differences bar none
which are justiceable under the rules of international law.
There are, of course, causes of difference which international law
does not cover, and those we can not arbitrate until international law
has been extended ,by international agreement. When the necessary
rules have been made we shall be ready to arbitrate all differences.
War is barbarism, and we are not barbarians. We propose to stop
slaughter on the battle-field and the burdens which it carries of prepar
ation and reparation. And if the present Senators will not assist us to
do it, we will get Senators who will assist.
And, as European observers say, it only needs sufficient outspoken
expression of public opinion to sweep away all Senatorial obstruction
This country is, and is recognized to be, the great strength of the
world movement for the abolition of war. Let us make our strength
felt in our own Congress.
Harry Murray has been guilty of many indiscretions which do not
add credit to his fame as a public official but it seems more than probable
that in this latest episode he was really doing all in his power to pro
tect an old man from being hit by a fast moving automobile. The
evidence at least goes to show this. The Honolulu papers should go
after him for his misdeeds and not use this unfortunate occurrence as a
lever to jack him up for past offenses.
Stop! ' Look!! Listen!!! You can almost imagine you can hear the
engine coming. The new "sign of the cross" placards distributed by
the Liquor Commissioners, and exhibited in the saloons, are a wonder
ful combination of promise and threat They are worth reading'.
The Russians must begin to realize that Schuster is not easily bluffed
There seems to be every reason to believe that he will remain in Persia
This will be another triumph for shirt sleeve diplomacy.
In Boyhood Days.
NICKEL then was bigger than a mil
lion dollars now;
A nick.! then could buy a world of
A nickel then was all a lad could
sometimes hope to get,
And, ah, how wide with human joy
his little eyes were set!
A nickel back in those old times was
bigger than a mint;
A nickel then was like a dream of
riches, with its glint;
A nickel then was all a child expected
at the best,
And, ah, how glad it made his heart
beat in his little breast!
A nickel then was bigger than a for- ,
tune seems these days;
A nickel then could fill the mind with
fancy's gilded maze;
A nickel then could buy the earth, in
childhood's dream at least,
And, oh, that we could taste again
that sense of childhood feast!
Had there been a William J.
Burns to run down dynamiters and
tin- like back in 18'.)o, the probabi-
ties are that the New York Yan
ei'9 would still be looking for a
manager. As mere was none, Har
ry Wol'verton remained at liberty to
come successively a minor and
major league star, im outlaw, a
minor league mogul, and, finally,
tho field lender of the Kilties.
Baseball acquires its stars in a
thousand different ways. Many
players take to the game beeause
they love it; many more because
there is nothing else tiny can do
quite so well, or by which tiny am
earn so much money; just hc many
to earn a living' while preparing
themselves for some . ot'u r profes
sion; quite u few because of some
unusual occurrence boMi ring upon
But, so fur as is known, Harry
Wolverton is the only man who
ever literally blew himself into the
national pastime with a bomb. But
for a certain explosion, which came
within an acc of making Wolverton
a murderer and a small college a
wreck, the present chief of the Yan
kee elan might have become a pro
fessor iu some degne foundry, or
something like that, instead of the
man to whom the entire American
Icauue looks to save some of its
prestige in New York.
Back Jii "Jo Wolverton was a
junior in Kenyou Loiiege, men
struggling along with something
like 10U students at Gambier, 0
As a football star and the best ball
player in college he was something
of a hero. It was looked upon as
altogether natural, therefore, that
he should be one member of a com
mittee of two appointed to attend
to the removal of a freshman, who
had in some way or other secured a
room in a dormitory building to
which the upper classmen ' believed
they had sole rights.
Wolverton and his fellow-com-
mitteeman argued with that fresh
man for a week without budging
him an inch. He liked his room
and upper class men could find
some other Luilding for their head'
Quarters, if they didn't cuddle to
the idea of having a freshman in
their initial. ,
Arguments, appealing and threat
ening by turns failing to move him,
Wolverton and his following deter
mined to risort' to a bit of force.
A quantity of gunpowder, supposed
ly of a low grade, was packed into a
roll of heavy twine, a fuse fashioned
from the reed stem of an old clay
pipe inserted, 'the complete contrap
tion set in front ol tlie freshman's
door one night and set oil'.
I he explosive used was more
powerful than the young conspira
tors thought. When last seen the
door, most of the side of the build
ing and a good part of the freshman
were headed toward the next county
and going strong. It took a inontl
or more to rebuild the dormitory
and about the same time to leas'
semble the freshman. Neither was
ever quite the same after.
The faculty rather suspected Wol
verton , but could not really fasten
anything m him.' lie would not
admit that he had fired the bomb
and bo claims now to have forgot
ten whether he or the other fellow
put the match to the fust;. But
Wolverton, his particular partne
and three others were tipped oil
that it might be just as well
they'd leave Gambier forevermore
So they left.
Harry hadn't anything particular
in mind when he" quit Keuyon; bis
departure, therefore, had been Uk
hurried to permit of a great deal of
planning. As he wasn't overbur
dened with money, it wasn't long
before it became more or less pain
fully apparent that he'd have to
get busy at something or other or
reak a vow that he had made early
i life that, whenever it was at all I
possible, he'd wrup himself around
three solid feeds per day.
The situation wan growing fairly
esperate when he happened upon
newspaper article dwelling at
ength upon the Columbus (Ohio)
lull's pressing need of pitchers. In
ollige Wolverton had done some
pitching, though, his inclinations
md never leaned very far that way.
lie yearned to be a catcher or an
nfielder, but the supply of pitchers
at Kenyon was so small that hu
usually alternated letween the two
The fact that he had pitched only
uilf a dozen games in two years did
not cause him to hesitate very long
about applying to Tom Loftus, then
manager of the Columbus club, for
a job on his hurling corps. On the
strength of Wolverton's own recom-
nendation of himself and a tip
from the boy's coach, Loftus put
the young dynamiter to work.
lb? made good from the jump.
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The Missing Bed.
The bouse dated from the fifteenth
century, and visitors were permitted
to go over It for sixpence a bead. Of
course Queen ' Elizabeth had slept
there, and tbe boy tn buttons who con
ducted the party mentioned this three
times In the sacred bedchamber. Most
of the furniture bad a look of the pe
riod, though tftere were a few doubt
And where," one of the visitors
asked. "Is the bed In which Queen
Tbe boy In buttons hesitated a mo
ment and then said, "That's being
Turned the Joke.
Tbe following story is told of an
English military officer in the Chinese
army: Being visited by some friends,
tbe captain, to show the high state of
discipline of his command, sounded a
night alarm. - Tbe troops turned out
with commendable alacrity and fell
Into their places, ready for emergencies.
but when they discovered the cause
of this sudden Interruption to their
dreams they laughed heartily, think
ing It a good Joke. The worthy captain
was elated at his success and determin
ed to repeat the experiment. Soon
after he InvltPd another, party of
friends to witness the performance.
aad the alarm wns Mounded at dead of
night, but not n soldier appeared, while
roars of laughter from the tents show
ed that the juke was on the men's
side this time.
Judge Kalua hail a number of China
men before him this week charged with
gambling. Their bail was fixed at ten
dollars each, and before the case came
up, one of the Chinaman took it upon
GOLTRA OF MISSOURI, DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEEMAN.
MISSOURI'S new representative on the Democratic national com
mittee. Edward F. Qoltra, is one of tbe wealthiest men In St
Louts, and he didn't inherit the greater part of bis money
either. He made bis millions In the manufacture of steel, hav
ing been the organizer and first president of the American Steel Foun
dries company, but he showed his business capacity even while he was
in Princeton. He was manager of the Olee club when that organisa
tion planned a trip through the west On other trips the members of the
club had traveled on the Pennsylvania, but young Goltra went to Presi
dent Garrett of tbe Baltimore and Ohio, appealed to him as a Princeton
alumnus to grant low rates for the trip and added. "If you will assist
me I will take the agency of the Baltimore and Ohio for Princeton, and
not a Princeton man traveling west will go by any other road." The
club got President Oarretf a private car, and Goltra received forthwith
an offer of $5,000 a year from the company, but decided not to enter the
railroad business. Political observers see In Mr. Goitre's accession to
the national committee a strengthening of Wilson's presidential position
and a weakening of Folk's.
himself to SEF the judge. He acknow
ledged to the judge that they had been
gambling and asked that only a few of
the party be prosecuted, and the rest set
at liberty. On the witness stand, however,
this same Chinaman denied everything.
One was fined $5o.oo and the balance
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