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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
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What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
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Chaa, C Clark ... editor and Alanagar
SATURDAY. MAY 18, 1912
' ELDOt, if ever, in history has an onlooker,taking a world view,
seen an equal area of the continents or a like number of persons
involved in political and social readjustments, that might rightly
be called epoch making. It is a time of universal ferment, of challenge
of ancient creeds and of the autocratic forms of government, of the
creating of constitutions where none have existed, of the expulsion of
dynasties that hiCe lost the popular respect. State and Church drift
farther apart. Christianity is under attack as never before in its his
There are more "open questions" today respecting the ultimate
condition of races, nations, faiths, social institutions, forms of govern
nient and ecclesiastical bodies than there ever were before; and also
fewer men speaking with authority sufficient to induce unquestioning
acceptance of their views and social prescriptions.
Empires as ancient as China and as new as Germany face a rising tide
of democracy. Republics as old as the United States and as new as
Portugal are confronted with economic issues that olcTpolitical formu
las cannot solve. Along with much that makes for internationalism
and comity between nations there also goes a rising tide of nationalism,
asserting itself now in Canada, now in Persia, now in France, and last
but not least, in a China that probably never again will be a loose con
geries of provinces paying tribute to an alien rulei in Peking, or sub
mitting to the humiliations of the western powers,, but that hereafter is
to be a nation as mighty as she is massive.
Nor is all this ferment political and social. To live in such a time
is fascinating, if only as" an onlooker. But to see the clue to the maze
and follow it, calls for insight and courage.
The Taft supporter throughout the country are chorusing the cry
that he already has enough votes in his pocket to secure the nomina
tion on the first ballot at the Chicago convention. They are doing this
simply to keep up their own courage. Mr. Taft is not so sanguine
himself. He p.obably knows Roosevelt better than any of his sup
porters do, and he appreciates fully his great personality, and his abili
ty as a politician. Those who are shouting loudest that Taft is already
as good as nominated, would rest much easier if the convention was
over, and the standard bearer of the party named.
When Roosevelt said Let the People Rule," and gave up his
eight delegatesln Massachusetts, and told them to voie for Taft, be
cause the latter had won in the preferential primaries, the Taft crowd
from all over the country set up the cry "Politics' Supposing it
politic, does anyone dare say it is not good politics?. -
At last they have organized a press club in Honolulu. Let us hope
that the feelings of comradeship awakened through the mingling in
- closer companionship of the writers on the daily papers will have the
effect of each one exercising a little charity toward his brother scribe,
virtue which to practically unknown at present.
A COMPLETE STOCK OF
The following sketch of Johnny
Williams by Scoop" Gleason, ap
pears in the San Francisco Bulletin:
Honolulu John." that's the
new nickname winch has been
pinned on Williams, the dusky son
of Hawaii, who is making his !ow
to Snn Francisco fans this week as
a member of the Senatorial pitching
staff. John is credited with having
'Toots Paka" ball, one that has
real hula hula twist, and up to
the present writing he has managed
to get by without serious difficulty.
He has done more than that, he
has held the enemy in check in his
few professional starts and now
Patsy' O'Rourke is around tout
ing mm as a nig league possibility.
He's goin' up sure,'' says Pat-
sy, and ms claims are snarea ny
others in the Sacramento line up. .)
Last Beason "Honolulu John"
packed his trunk in Honolulu and
embarked on one of the Pacific
liners for this port, but he did not
show enough upon his arrival to
warrant his being held in the Paci
fic CoaBt League, so he was shipped
to the Northwest, where he had a
fairly good season with Victoria.
When h stilitit s ended in that cir
cuit Williams gathered together his
effects and hastened back to the
fair isle of Hawaii. He spent the
winter there until summoned by
O'Rourke to report to Sacramento
and go into spring training at Mary
sville. Now the membere of the
Sacramento team are ringing his
praises and "Aloha John" is gra
dually assuming the poise of a real
The islander is a rather well built,
intelligent looking fellow, and is
known to have a lot of stuff. He is
eager to learn and will talk all day
about the tricks of the g tine. That
he 'is not of a selfish nature is shown
Billiard and Pocket
Tables, Cloths, Balls,
Cues and Cement.
Bowling Alleys with All Supplies
Are Carried at
The BrunswickBalkeCollender Company, i
71 QUEEN STREET, HONOLULU.
W. O. Franklin,
(By E. V. Wilcox, in the Crossroads.)
WE may learn from the books that the pyramids
Were constructed by Cheops of old;
And the rust and the winds of the centuries'
Have not blotted his name from the page.
Oh, of course, a few thousands of dumb, driven slaves
Bore the blocks and arranged them in place;
But great Cheops looked on, and his vanity swelled
At the monument built to his name.
When we search for a delicate shading of sense
In a pregnanf term of our tongue,
We may Cud it most carefully catalogued
In Websler's voluminous tome.
But the Mesh and the blood and the meaning and soul
Have been wrought into each little word
By the manifold lives of the millions of men
Who bequeathed us our flexible speech.
Did Napoleon lose and did Wellington win
In the battle of Waterloo?
Those were not wooden pawns and bishops and knights
In that conflict of race and of might.
And the desperate strife of the nameless horde
Was deeper and wider by far
Than the personal fame and the heralded name
Of the generals in the fight.
The old earth sadly moans with the nameless bones
Of the nameless dead that were.
And the mute appeal of their lips is sealed
In the silence of speechless stones.
Could the longings arise from their sightless eyes
And the grasp of the folded hands,
We would read once more on that ancient shore
Their tracings in drifting sands.
by the fact that he is trying to bring (, )
. , I I Sll 'll!
a menu oi nis, naineu tiiiiiuin-
worth, who played with him in
Honolulu to the mainland.
"He's a good ball player," vol
unteered Williams, "and I feel
certam he would do well here.
Besides, he's just crazy about base
ball. He knows the record of every
professional ball player in the
country. I don't know what he
wouldn't do just to see a game
What little knowledge Williams
gathered at home was picked up
during the visit of Zatnlock's and
Mike Fisher's teams to Honolulu.
One other old-timer, Steers of Pitts
burg, also assisted him in learning
pitch and he spent some time
with the Oahu College team, for
which club lie did the twilling.
This college has never lost a cham
pionship and in the two years Wil
liams was with the team the players
went right along sweeping every
thing before them.
That "Honolulu John ' appre
ciates the chance accorded him by
the Sacramento management is
shown in the way he has gone about
his work. He has accepted the ad
vice of the older heads willingly
and has proved a likely scholar.
n this respect he differs from
Barney Joy, the poi eater, who al
ways tell tnai ne Knew more man
any one could teach him. Wil-
iams' courage is also of a different
brand from Barney s and he has
none through the fire and smoke of
battle with the ease of a veteran.
The very fact that lie's the only
Hawaiian making good has caused
John to work all the harder and if
persistency counts for anything
Williams will stick in the profes
sional ranks for good.
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