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THE GARDKH ISLAND TUESDAY. TUNE 22, 1915,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
An lll-Advised Move
We understand that a petition, einauating from German-American
sources, is being circulated at Honolulu and perhaps on some of the
other islands, the purport of which is to urge upon the American gov
ernment a policy of peace toward Germany. The idea is to get as
many signatures as possible, of different nationalities, to this petition
and to submit the same to Washington as representing the, sentiments
The plan is ill-advised.
Just at this stage the American people are practically a unit in
the belief that the policy of the American government toward Ger
many is a policy of peace; and thev are unitedly and earnestly behind
the President in his efforts to obtain just protection for American lives
and property, and to preserve peace It would come as one of the
most remarkable incidents of the times should a petition arrive at
Washington from Hawaii, expressing it as the opinion of this little
territory that Uncle Sam should behave and be "peaceful!"
The American people today feel th.it the United States, in striving
to preserve its own neutrality and to deal fairly and squarely with the
warring countries of Europe, has been grievously sinned against.
They are full of a desire for peace, and always have been; but what
thev want and demand is to be treated fairly and decently.
It occurs to us that any petition bearing upon the subject of
peacefultiess, emanating from the Hawaiian Islands, should be rd
dressed to European countries, and not to the United States. It would
be a fine thing, for instance, if our German-American citizens would
get up a memorial to Emperor Wilhelm. assuring him that thev know
positively that America is striving in every honorable way for peace
with Germany, and that a just and considerate policy on the part of
Germany would meet with a ready and hearty response on this side of
the Atlantic. A petition of that sort would not prove a boomerang and
might, indeed, be of great value in bringing about the end which
Americans really desire.
Bryan Amd Universal Peace
As careful analysis as is possible at this time of American news
paper opinion indicates a general lack of confidence in either the
polices or abilities of the late Secretary of State, W. J. Eryan. Brvan
is probably dead, politically; unless, indeed, he is endowed with a
species of "come back" hitherto thought unattainable in this woild,
or inaugurates some policy of such supreme importance and popularity
as to cause a right-about in the present judgment of the nation.
And he holds a good card in the latter eventuality, ladies and
gentlemen, if he knows how to play it, or, rather, uhen to plav it. We
refer to his universal peace program. Bryan's talk of peace, disarm
ament, etc., at this time is about as much out of place as a street lecture
to a mob of drunken, fighting sailors on joining the Sunday School.
But it will not always be so. There will come a time when fighting
will be no longer tolerable, and the man with a peace plan will be in
demand. Of course any universal peace plan to be successful must be
participated in by all large nations. It has been found impossible in the
past to induce even a small number of them to agree to disarmament,
which is the first step to general peace. It may always be impossi
ble. But there is one thing certain: If it is not possible after this
great, almost universal war to secure unanimous action on disarm
ament and universal peace, it will never be possible. Most of the
nations are having their lesson in the curse i war. They will realize,
as has never been so generally realized in the history of the world, that
war is the supreme evil of mankind. The horror, the grief and the
destructiveness of it will have been brought directly home to them.
And when it is over there will exist the most widespread and power
ful opinion antagonistic to war and its horrors that Jhas ever been
If the nations of the earth can ever be induced to cooperate iu a un
iversal peace ract, it will be possible then. If disarmament is ever possi
ble on this planet, it will be possible then. The majority of people
of the earth will then know from sad experience what war is, and will
undoubtedly be in a frame to abolish it for all time, if such a spirit is
ever to be possible in humanity. It will be a new condition a condi
tion born of experience; and out ct it may we not hope that the great
dream mav come true?
There is a wonderful opportunity in all this for somebody. When
the Napolean of war has been banished, the nations will require a
Moses of Peace It will be preeminently fitting at that time that the
peace leader arise from the Land of Peace the United States; and we
can think of no more promising candidate for the great responsibility
than our late secretary of State Mr. Bryan.
The scggestiox of Mr. Fred T. Jane, the famous English naval
expert, that the British steamer Princess Irene was blown up at her
dock by wireless, is startling at first thought, but why impossible? Ac
cording to reports reaching us here, the Bulwark and the Princess
Irene were blown up in the same harbor and in the same mysterious
wav internal explosion; and within a period of only a few weeks. The
combination of circumstances must be taken as most extraordinary.
Germany has employed many new devices in this war. Inventions of
hitherto doubtful merit have been brought into service with most
damaging effect upon the enemies of Germany. The Ulivi method of
exploding charges of powder by wireless at great distance was discred
ited, but by no means disproved. May it not be that German scien
tists haye taken up this idea and developed it to success?
The nomination by the Chamber of Commerce of Hon. Paul D.
R. Isenberg to represent this island in the Hawaii Promotion Commit
tee (which means his appointment) is highly satisfactory. Mr. Isen
berg is just the man Kauai has been looking for. He is a native son of
Kauai, his interests are here, and he happens to be in a position to at
tend meetings of the Promotion Committee. When he sits in the com
mittee, we may be sure of getting all that is coming to us; and if he
ever sits on the committee, heaven save the committee!
BIDS ARE ABOVE
. THE ESTIMATES
Thomas F. Hustace, for some
time purser of the W. G. Hall, is
the new timekeeper at Grove Farm,
Lihue. Mr. Hustace is a native
of Honolulu, his father and grand
father having bc.i identified with
the city's activities in years past.
Ou Club Officers
Two bids opened at Honolulu
last week for the construction of
the proposed embankment at Wai
mea river were both rejected on
the ground that they were above
the estimates. The tenders were
lulu. $14,309; John M. Silva. l u,c amuKU meeu 01 "e
Waimea, $14,555. It is true that 1 3u Club, Lihue. the following were
the aDpropriation is 515.000. but J elected officers for the ensuimr
the department of public works ..-... r ., ...
figures that it can itself do the !ear: . Morrow, president; Miss
work for much less than eitKr of I;ottie Jordan, vice president; Miss
the bids. New tenders hn ,e been Katherine Mclntvre, secretary; E.
invited. Mahu, treasurer.
(Continued from page 1.)
er and his wounded brothers out of
Leaving them out of immtdiate
harm's way, he swam acrossthe
Kalihiwai stream to a neighbor's,
a Japanese, about a third of a mile
away, who hurried down to a tele
phone at Kalihiwai and comtnuni
cated the facts to Dr. Yanagihara,
at Kalihiwai. Upon receipt of the
startling news, the doctor at once
notified Deputy Sheriff Wm. Wer
ner, at Hanalei, and the latter,
with some of bis men rushed to
Mr. Werner telephoned to Sheriff
Rice about 4 a. m. and the latter
left Lihue by auto at once for Ka
When the deputy sheriff arrived
at the scene of the murder he
found that the house and its con
tents had been completely destroy
ed by fire, the ashes still smoking.
The dead and injured were in the
same place the bov had left them
when he ran away for assistance.
Mr. Werner sent for an express
wagon and took the entire party to
the hospital at Kilauea, where the
wounds of the woman and the
boys were dressed and a coroner's
jury was summoned to inquire in
to the death of the man, Wada.
The sheriff, deputy sheriff and
police officers set to work to find
One of the Filipinos had a facial
peculiarity, which was described
by one of the injured boys, and
enabled the police to make the
first at rest. Evidence in the way
of wet clothes and some other
items were found in the man's
room. At the hospital this man
was identified by one of the boys
as being one of the raiders.
He proved to be Feliciano Hi
rona A number of minor circumstan
ces, wnicu me police do not care
to divulge at this time, led to the
arrest ef Juan a.n d later of
Colaste, both of whom confessed
later, aud also implicated the
fourth man. Ahcio. -
The prisoners were brought to
Lihue and locked in separate cells.
Sheriff Rice warned them that
anything they might say might be
used in court against them, but
at least two of them have seemed
quite willing to "tell it all," al
though, of course, trying to throw
the blame on others of their com
panions. The prompt and very effective
work of the police was remaked by
everyone acquainted with the devel
opments. A moment's hesitation
or a single break, early in the pro
ceedings, might have frustrated
all efforts to capture the raiders, at
least for a long time.
Manager Myers, of Kilauea, was
much interested in the case and of
fered the police every assistance in
Wada, the murdered man, had
been many years in this country.
He came to the Waimea district
of Kauai first, and then went to
Hanokoa aud planted coffee for K.
W. Kinney and his father. He
had been in Kalihiwai valley six
or seven years, as a rice planter,
truck gardener and market man.
taking his produce to the neigh
loring towns to sell. It is sup
posed that he had quite a lot of
rice in the house which was burn
ed. He was generally supposed
to have some money, and, livir
apart from other settle lar up
the valley, made his r'ce a tempt
ing one for just such a gang as
evidently visited it.
THE M'BRYDES WIN.
(Continued from page 1.)
uchi and Spalding singled, but
Gabriel flew out to Kobayashi, re
tiring the side, Japanese up, Na
gahisa fanned and Kobayashi was
retired, pitcher to first, while Take
followed suit, Spalding to first.
Seventh Innings: (Perreira re
tired and I. Akana joined the Mc-
jBryde team, taking the box in
place of Aka.) Lorenzo flew out,
Watase to first. Akana fanned.
Ako singled. Pacheco died, pitch
er to first. For the Japanese, Wa
tase walked. Sutda singled, bat
ting toward second and throwing
Watase out. Inoshita fanned. Su
eda was thrown out catcher to
Eighth Innings: Aka singled.
Costa was retired at first. Take
uchi reached first on error of Ino
shita. and Aka scored. Spalding
singled, but in doiug so threw
Takeuchi out at second. Gabriel
died at first. (The McBrydes made
the claim that the ball struck the
home plate and bounced back to
ward the pitcher, not being struck
at an. Anynow, tne natter was
ruled out.) Of the Japanese, Oha-
ma fanned. Takitani and Kuwa
moto singled, but were thrown out
soon after at third and second
bases respectively in some very
neat double playing.
Nintk Innings: Lorenzo and
Akana singled, and on Ako's three
bagger both romped home. Pache
co was retired at first, but in the
mix-up Ako tallied. Aka flew
out to Kobayashi and Costa fol
lowed suit, Watase to first. Japa
nese to final bat, Nagahisa died,
pitcher to first. Kobayashi flew
out to Ako. Take was hit by
pitcher. Watase struck to Spald
ing, throwing out Take.
The score by innings was as fol
McB.yde. 000100013 5
J. A. C. 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
SUMMARY OF GAME
ab R H po A E
4 0 0 0 0 0
-4-1-3 "3 3 1
3 0 1 4 3 1
4 0 0 5 3 0
4 1 1 12 0 0
2 0 0 0 0 0
2 110 10
4 12 10 0
3 0 0 2 1 0
4 110 5 1
34 5 9 27 16 3
2 12 10 0
3 1110 0
3 0 0 10 0 0
4 0 0 3 0 0
4 0 1 0 2 1
2 0 0 1 4 0
4 1113 0
3 0 110 1
3 0 0 9 1 0
28 3 6 27 10
Three base hit Kuwamoto. Ako
Home run-Sueda. Sacrifice hits-
Kuwamoto, Costa, Pacheco, Naga
hisa. Sacrifice flv Spalding. Stolen
bases-Takeuchi 2, Spalding 2
Larenzo 2, Ako 1, Takitani 1, Ku
wamoto 1. Double plays-Spalding
to Takeuchi Takeuchi to Larenzo
Takeuchi to Pacheco to Spalding
Hits off Aka 5 in 6 inningsoff
Akana- 1 in 3 innings. Base on
balls off Aka ?, .jfi Akana 1. off
Sued? 0. Struck out by Aka 4.
by Akana 1, by Sueda 8. Wild
pitches Sueda 1. Passed balls
Ohama 1. Hit by pitcher Wata.
se by Akana. Left on bases Mc
Brydes, 5, J. A. C. 3.
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