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THE MAUI NEWS. SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912.
THE MAUI NEWS
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JULY 6, 1012
One hundred and thirty six years ago, on the day that American
independence was born, there was sent to the British King a do
cument which concluded:
"We, therefore, representatives of the United States of America, in
general Congrees assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the
world for u. rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the
authority of the good jvople of these colonies, solemnly publish and
declare that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free
and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to
the British crown, and that all political connection between them and
the States of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; and
that as free and independent States they have full power to ley war,
conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce and to do all
the acts and things which independent States may of right do.
"And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the
protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our
lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."
To that declaration there were fifty-eiglu signers, and the pledge of
their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor was no empty phrase.
Hope and determination inspired every one of those representatives;
but there was no man there who did not understand that by placing
his name on the document he swung his life on a very slender thread.
Benjamin Franklin, one of the greatest of that company of great
men, said grimly: "Ye must all hang together or we shall all hang
separately," and the truth of his epigram was fully appreciated by his
The 'heroism, the devotion of the men who wrote their names beneath
the Declaration of Independence, together with the struggles and the
sacrifice of their fellow countrymen, made a handful of helpless colonies
the greatest nation that the world has ever seen.
We to-day have a right to be proud of our country, ol the men who
fought and died to make it great, of the long line of patriotic citizens
who have kept it great.
The pledge of the Declaration was not easily carried out. Even after,
the long, bitter warfare that secured the blessing of liberty there were
trials and troubles and vexations. To cope with them required the
highest statesmanship, the noblest patience. The formative period,
when the colonies, freed from the British yoke, but quarrelling and
bickering among themselves, learned to unite in a stable government,
and established a Constitution which served to bind them together for
ever, was a period of doubt and uncertainty.
And even after eighty-seven years the futuie was by no means secur
ed, the outlook for the forward progress of a united nation by no means
Standing on the Gettysburg battlefield, where had been fought the
critical engagement of the Civil War, Lincoln said:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this
continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the prop
osition that all men are created equal.
."Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that
nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
We are meet on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to de
dicate a portion of that field as a final resting piace for those who here
gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and
proper that we should do this.
"But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate
we cannot hallow this ground. The brave nun, living and dead, who
struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or
"The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but
it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather
to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought
here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here
dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honor
ed dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave
the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these
dead shall not have died in aiu that this nation, under God, shall
have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by
the peole and for the people shall not perish from the earth."
Resting easily on the past, we often forget that we have a duty to the
future. No man who is now living may be called upon to lay down his
life for his country. But if he need not die for his country, he can at
least live for it, dedicating his life to its service, and pledging himself to
struggle as valiantly against its enemies as he has the strength to
There should be more care exercised in the granting of licenses to
inexperienced and incapable automobile drivers. Several serious acci-
, dents have been narrowly averted recently by the watchfulness of other
and more careful drivers. Thursday, while the car driven by 15. A.
Watson was standing on the road, loaded with passengers, a Flanders,
driven by a Japanese, crashed into it from behind. The Jap's excuse
was that his brakes were out of order. If this is so, then the automo
bile inspector had better get busy. Whatever the causes, accidents
and near accidents are altogether too frequent, and those whose busi
ness it is should be more vigilant
some of them, and been thrown
out. The last two innings were
played in semi darknesn, and the
final score was 13 to 7 in favor of
Friday afternoon, the third game
of the series was played on the Wai
luku grounds. Billy Bal was out
of the Maui lineup with a bad arm,
caused by being hit with one of
Joy's fast ones on the previous day.
Ed. Fernandez came in to play first,
and Alvin Robinson went into right
field. Foster Robinson was on the
mound for Maui and Moriyania of
the Asuhi team did the pitching for
From the very first inning
end of the game, the home
made it plain that they would
be denied. They walloped the balj
to all corners of the lot, and though
they only scored one run in the
first inning, the way they were
hitting gladdened the hearts of
their supporters. By clever base
running the Honolulu boys got two
men over in the second but Maui
came right back in the third and
scored five runs. After that it was
easy. In the sixth inning Williams
went in to Ditch, but he got his
right from the start. The final
score was 11 to 5.
Barney Joy was told before the
game that he must not start any
thing, and he took the tip, and be
haved himself. Barney went into
right field when Williams went in
to, pitch, and in his only time at
bat, lie was robbed of what seemed
a sure hit. by a clever bit of field
ing and a fast throw by Garcia.
The series was well played out
side of the disgraceful scenes in the
middle of the second game. The
boys are not to be blamed for this,
as the continual butting in of out
siders was the real cause of the
Foster Robinson pitched a good
game yesterday, and lie had abso
lute control of the situation at all
While the Maui team played good
ball, all through the series, and
outhit the Honolulu bunch, the
most consistent all round work, was
that of. Baldwin. His fielding was
steady ami sure, and in several in
stances brilliant and he was so dan
gerous at the bat, that Williams
deliberately passed him yesterday to
take a chance witli the next man
Whiatler'a Flah Tragedy.
A story of Whistler's Ingenuity In
getting rid of a troublesome neighbor
la told by A. J. Eddy In bis "Recollec
tions and Impressions" of the famous
artist. While residing In Venice an
elderly countess moved into an apart
ment immediately below that occupied
by Whistler. Her noise, fussiness and
goings to and fro annoyed the artist
very considerably, so much so, in fact,
that he made up bis mind to drive ber
way. An opportunity presented itself
one very hot day. The countess put a
Jar of goldfish on the balcony Immedi
ately beneath his window. During her
absence Whistler tied a bent pin to a
thread, caught the fish, broiled them
to a turn and then dropped them back
into the Jar again. When the countess
returned aud found ber goldfish dead
there was a great commotion, and the
next day Bbe packed up and left, say
ing that Venice was altogether too hot.
She declared with tears in her eyes
that the sun had cooked ber goldfish In
Never Say Die.
Never Bay die
While the light of the morning
Shines in the sky
And the grass la adorning
The earth In Its freshness and rivers roll
But simply press onward and never aay
Struggle and try
Every fiber and part of you.
Never aay die
While there's life In the heart of you.
Let failures come thickly and darken the
But still go on striving and never say die
Never say die
While the candle la burning
Under the aky
And the darkness la turning
The earth to a dreamland where fairies
But ever press onward and never say die.
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