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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY.. APRIL 2, 1918
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
H. E. BOOTHBV . .
KENNETH C. HOPPER
WILL WHITE RACE PREVAIL? !
Bishop James Bashford, of the Meth
odist Church. Is a man of wide experi
ence, and remarkable forethought. He
is now In China, but has traveled the
world around. He says It is his pro
found conviction that this world war
will be followed by a war between the
white race on one side, and the yellow
and black races on the other. "Don't
te surprised." he says. 'Civilization
thought such a war as is now raging
was out of the question." He bases
his conclusions upon the fact that the
colored races already greatly outnum
ber the white races. He calls atten
tion to the fact that South America,
one of the greatest unoccupied regions
of the world, is rapidly filling up with
a mixed white and colored population,
the dark-skinned people largely pre
dominating. Malaysia, the other great
unoccupied region. Is rapidly being oc
cupied by the Oriental races, which
will number thre or four hundred mil
lion before the close of the century.
"If the white race continues to domi
nate every large continent by military
power, and to exclude the yellow races
from five of the six great continents
thus limiting their counties millions to
a comparatively small part of the
earth, there will as a result be a race
wur. in comparison with which our
present war will prove a small skir
mish." This is not a very welcome predic
tion, but it must be admitted there is
some philosophy in his deductions.
But the fact remains that the white
race can. and must maintain the as
cendency. Ethics and the dsslre to
uplift the lowly should not prevail
when it comes to a matter of life and
death, and there are occasions when
common sense and foresight should
be allowed to prevail. One of those
occasions Is when the life of the na
tion is at stake and is being endanger
ed. There are times, there have been
times, and there will be times, when
. there is need of a voice crying In the
marts of men, as well as in the wilder
ness, warning us to flee from the
wrath to come. We have been all too
careless, too negligent, in the United
States. We have had one awakening,
and we need more. How long shall
we walk our way with careless mien,
blind leading the blind, both falling in
to the ditch together? "The wise
shall se and understand. Let us
be wise. Let us be thoughtful. Let
us look into the future, and prepare to
leave for our children and our grand
children a heritage of life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness.
The white race should not. and must
not lower its standards of life to those
shown by the less Intelligent, the
more illiterate, the less advanced.
It is well to stop and consider the
dangers which bfset our national life,
and to take steps to avoid them.
The race problem is not one of easy
solution. Master minds have consid
ered it from all angles and have ad
mitted their utter inability to offer a
solution that promises to be either
acceptable or successful.
We are not among those who think
solution lies in miscegenation. Nei
ther do we advocate the throwing open
of the doors of the United States to
absolute freedom and equality of all
races which may desire to come here.
The United States has from the first,
upheld the broadest interpretation of
the right of men that the world has
ever known. And it must in all truth
and justice be declared that the United
States has been far too free, far too
careless, far too trustful, far too mag
nanimous. We have made many mis
the importations of the Africans to
serve as slaves. Think of the hundreds
of thousands of lives that could have
been saved, had not selfish men de
sired to have slavery Introduced.
Think of the long train of evils that
have followed in the wake of that
We have allowed the United States
to become the dumping ground for for
eigners of all kinds, even the lowest,
the most illiterate, and the moat de
graded. We have allowed not only
the educated and intelligent to come,
but we have allowed the ignorant, the
vile, the uneducated, the sick and the
maimed to come. We have allowed our
Immigration officials to stand by and
see the scabby-headed sore-eyed, igno
ran and criminal classes pour from the
great Inter-oceanic liners into our
great cities, where they have spread
disease, and crime, and poverty. One
doesn't have to go further than New
York or Boston to see horrible ex
amples of this fact.
Of recent years measures have been
adopted to prevent the undesirables
from landing. But the door is still
too wide ajar.
Not only should the blind, the lame.
me nuii, me sick anu me criminal be
excluded, but there are many races
which, by reason of their antecedents
their customs, and their ways of liv
. . . Editor
ln.f: sh0"ld not be g,ven 88lum or
I There are those, too, who as a race
possess .many admirable qualities, and
yet should not be given full citizen
ship. , t
The Japanese are a clean, thrifty
race, and about any way you look at
It. are far more preferable as resi
dents than have been those of several
other nations. But the fact remains
that If the Japanese were given unre
stricted entrance to the United States,
with the right to buy land and till the
soil after their own manner, the farm
ers of other nations In the United
States would have to flee to the moun
tains or move to the desert.
This is a fact that will be be recog
nized instantly by every man who
knows the Japanese and their ways.
It does not mean that the Japanese
are not intelligent, or quick to learn,
or that they have pronounced criminal
tendencies. It is simply a fact that as
farmers and gardeners, the Japanese
game. Some of you won't wan't to
own game. Some of you yon't want to
hear that, but you can't find a planta
tion manager in the Hawaiian islands
who will deny It. And we know the
Japanese a little bit better than any
one on the mainland does.
If the Japanese were given a free
hand In America as land owners, they
would be In control of the production
of fruit, rlne ,and vegetable within
less than a dectade. This is a self-evident
fact, known and read of all men
Every farmer and fruit grower In
California who hag leased lands to
Japanese one year, has been eating
out of their hands ever since. Ask
any extensive fruit grower in Califor
nia what he thinks about it.
The other fact is, that nearly every
other race on earth, is more prolific
than the Americans. It isn't fashiona
ble, nowadays, to wheel a baby car
riage. American women as a whole
shirk .their family duties. Oh, yes.
they do. Let those who do their duty
have praise and appreciation in full
measure. And there are many who
deserve all the praise, all the love, all
the wealth, that can be showered upon
them. Here's hoping they will get it.
But you can seldom find a Japanese
woman walking the streets of any vil
lage of Hawaii who hasn't a baby on
her back. You can't find many haoles
or Hawaiians accompanied by babies.
Bishop Bashford may not be so far
off in his conclusions as might at first
appear. By reason of the birth rate
alone, and the ratio of births among
the white, the yellow and the black.
It Is not unreasonable to suppose that
the latter nations may, in the course
of time dominate the earth. That is,'
unless proper measures are taken look
ing to the prevention of such a cat as
JAPANESE GIVES WARNING
One Yamagata, who lives In Honolu
lu, where most of the objectors re
side, writes to the Advertiser, resent
ing an editorial statement that pro
hibition would be beneficial to the
Islands. Yamagata is "quite certain
that the Japanese Chamber of Com
merce represents' more people than
does the American chamber," and that
he has a right to drink all the sake
he is able to pay for. He Bays further
that fifty thousand Japanese will leave
the Islands immediately it prohibition
wins. "You can't make the people
live In prohibition territory," he says.
The world is very wide. There Is room
In other countries for those who do
not desire to obey the laws of this
country. Steamers are leaving quite
The cablegrams state that Germany
Is now losing 100,000 men per day.
Germany says she has taken 450,000
prisoners and 600 guns. When there
are so many liars, whom shall a man
believe? Surely not the man who
says the Germans have a nine-point-five
gun that will carry seventy-five
"Booze did it. If there had been no
booze made here, Officer Cadinha
would still be alive," declares Mrs.
Jerry De Lima, whose husband killed
the officer who attempted to arrest
him. Mrs. De Lima and her husband
had been manufacturing moonshine
whiskey. Banish the booze.
Cablegrams say that Paris is being
bombarded by a German gun which is
located seventy-two miles away. Looks
like an Examiner reporter had strayed
over that way.
The food commissioner is anxious to
save all the old hens. The boys at
Schofleld are trying to take care of all
the young chickens.
They are all climbing on the water
wagon, now that Kauai has shown
them how. It's about the only way
to travel, now.
It would be far more practical for
the allies to admit that they don't
know just where that German gun is
located, that is shelling Paris, than to
announce that it Is located at a dist
ance of seventy-five miles. The cable
grams give the exact diameter of the
shells that are falling in Paris as 9.456
inches. A millimeter Is .0394 inches,
and the 240 millimeter shell Is the
heaviest It has been found practical to
use in the field. It Is claimed that a
twelve-Inch rifle, fired at an angle of
43 degrees, will shoot a distance of
thirty miles. The so-called nine-point-five
guns have a comparatively small
range, and it is safe to say that no
gun of that size has or can be made,
which will carry seventy-five miles.
There are some very long-range As
sociated Press reporters, however.
Father Hubert of Hllo is as brave
as he Is patriotic. That is saying con
siderable, as he has delivered some of
the most patriotic sermons which
have ever been voiced within the
limits of the United States. The Hilo
Tribune can determine this by refer
ence to lu files. Father Hubert has
seen fit to criticise some of the acts
of the draft board, and a few loud
mouthed editors are denouncing
Father Hubert as one who exhibits
pro-Hun proclivities. Father Hubert
has a number of brothers who are
fighting with the allies, and is a native
of stricken Belgium. Will Father
Hubert fight for America? Yes, a
whole lot quicker than some of the
draft-dodging editors would.
The Star-Bulletin states that all
male passengers must secure a permit
from the selective draft at the Capital
building before they can go the main
land. Ladies, of course can be trust
ed to go anywhere.
KAUAI WILL GO DRY
The board of liquor license com
missioners of the Island of Kauai have
snapped down on their bit and declar
ed that after July 1 they will grant no
liquor licenses whatever, which means
prohibition there without further ado.
provided the commissioners have the
right to refuse all licenses. Whether
or not the matter will be taken to the
supreme court Is yet a question, but
owing to the more advanced prohibi
tion sentiment on Kauai, It is doubt
ful that it will be; and Kauai will pass
peacefully into the list of "dry" com
munities. Some years ago the Kauai license
commissioners cut out the open saloon
and permitted only a few wholesale,
places one each at Kapaa, Kapaia,
Nawlliwlll, Koloa, Hanapepe and two
at Waimea. Last year, following a
rather strict schedule, other condi
tions were imposed upon the whole
sale dealers, to the extent that near
prohibition was brought about. Al
though there was ample money behind
the liquor interests on the Island,
those Interests have never felt in
clined to spend any to fight the
several bold dashes of the commis
sion; and as they had the advice of
able attorneys, It is to be assumed
that they were cautioned that the
commission was acting within its legal
It is our opinion that the liquor
license commission of any county has
the right to refuse any or all licenses
to sell intoxicants. The law pre
scribes that they "may" (not shall t
grant licenses of certain kinds, for
the sale of liquor under certain con
ditions. A county board can grant
a hundred licenses, only one, or none,
just as it thinks may be best for the
community; and so long as the law
stands as it now Is, an appeal from
refusal to grant any licenses what
ever in a given county could not be
sustained by any court to which it
would be possible to take it.
The liquor commission of Kauai has
led off on a new route toward prohi
bition, but when one figures it out it
is plain that it is direct, is quick, is
certain and that It is, almost without
the remotest doubt, sure to stand.
We would like to see the liquor
license commissioners of some other
counties (well, In Oklahoma, for in
stance) follow the example of the
Kauai board. Maui News.
THERE WAS a sign.
IN A restaurant.
AND it said.
THAT ALL of the patrons.
WOULD BE glad to know.
THAT WITH their help.
THE RE6TAURANT had saved.
A TON of sugar.
SINCE IT started to save.
BUT IT didn't tell.
WHAT THE restaurant man.-
HAD DONE with the money.
HE HADN'T paid.
FOR THE ton of sugar.
THERE WAS another sign.
IN AN office building.
AND It said.
THAT BECAUSE of the war. '
AND THE shortage of coal.
THE ELEVATOR service.
WOULD BE cut in half.
AND THERE wouldn't be heat.
AFTER 5 o'clock.
BUT IT didn't tc!!.
WHAT THE landlord would do.
WITH THE money he saved.,
IT ALWAYS worries me.
HOW SO inrtnv stores.
CAN SELL goods.
AT LESS than cot.
AND keep open.
K. C. B. in Puck.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIFTH !
Territory of Hawaii I
At Chambers In Probate
In the Matter of the Estate of Hmus
Frledrlch Wllhelm Isenberp. doceas
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice Is hereby given that letters
testamentary have been Issued to the
Hawaiian Trust Company. Limited, ;
executor of the will of Hans Freld
rich Wilhelm Isenberg. late of Lihue.
County of Kauai. Territory of Hawaii,
deceased. All creditors of said Hans
Frledrlch Wilhelm Isenberg are here
by notified to present their claims
with proper vouchers or duly authenti
cated copies thereof, even if the claim
Is secured by mortgage upon' real
estate, to said Hawaiian Trust Com
pany. Limited, at its office 120 South
King Street. Honolulu. Territory of
Hawaii, within six months from the
date of the first publication of this
notice or they will be forever barred.
All persons Indebted to the said Hans
Friedrich Wilhelm Isenberg are here
by notified to make Immediate pay
ment to the undersigned as said ex
ecutor. Dated. Lihue, Kauai, T. H., March
Hawaiian Trust Company, Limited,
Executor of the Will of Hans
Friedrich Wilhelm Isenberg,
Frear. Prbsser. Anderson & Marx,
Attorneys for executor.
March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIFTH
TerrKory of Hawaii
At Chambers In Probate
In the Matter of the Estate of Fran
cisco Ferrelra, deceased.
Order of Notice of Hearing Petition
ON READING and Filing Uae Peti
tion of Louis A. Cabral, of Eleele.
Kauai, alleging that Francisco Fer
relra of Lawat, Kauai, died Intestate
at Lawal. Kauai, on the 14th day of
Dec. A. D. 1917, leaving property In
the Hawaian Islands necessary to be
administered upon, and praying that
Letters of Administration Issue to
Louis A. Cabral.
IT IS ORDERED that Saturday, the
27th day of April A. D. 1918, at 10
o'clock A. M., be and hereby is ap
pointed for hearing said Petition in
the Court Room of this Court at
Lihue, Kauai, at which time and place
all persons concerned may appear and
show cause, if any they have, why
said Petition should not be granted.
Dated at Lihue, Kauai. March 23, 1918.
(Signed) LYLE A. DICKEY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
Attest: (Signed) D. Wm. DEAN.
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
March 26, April 2, 9, 16.
STOCK OWNERS ATTENTION
Owners of stock are hereby notified to
keep their animals off our land, as we
are preparing to plant crops of corn,
S. E. LUCAS.
C. K. YAP,
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cost nor economy as
we should, either as
organizers of indus
try, statesmen, or as
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to start to save and
that time is NOW.
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