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A civilized nation! How will
that sound! A civilized nation!
The sound of these words ring
through the world. The goal of
the Empire of Japan was, and still
is that "Promised Land" where
never formality for religion, vul
garity for refinement, hypocrisy for
every thing shall he substituted.
Dazzled by its splendor, Japan be
gan to rouse herself from her me
dieval lethargy and strode forth
toward the purpose of becoming
herself, a member of the civilized
families of the world. She changed
her educational system, her army
j.uiu navy, uer laws aim customs.
I rue it is that the history of Japan
lacks a l'etct the Great; but her
revolutionists, statesmen and schol
ars, whose influence held sway over
the silent-masses, and who carefully
steered the "ship of State" amidst
the rough waves of reaction, are
worthy to be regarded as many a
Petei the Great. The reorganiza
tion of Japan .as she is today, cost
her what is dear to her heart. Civil
wars, martyrdoms, assassinations
took place at intervals. But then,
having reached her goal, she has
ample compensation for her regret
over the bloody spots on the shining
pages ol her history.
While Japan was thus engaged
in the task of introducing western
civilization, China had little or no
thought of marching at the heels
of her cousin, except in the matter
of a few Western weapons and
pieces of furniture which she had
adopted merely to please her fancy.
China, so far as her national ideas
and customs were concerned, was
the same China of many hundred
years ago. Strange as it may seem,
.yet it is a matter of fact that the
Chinese politicians succeeded with
tempting gold and crafty strategem
in blinding the eyes of the Western
nations some of whom began to
respect the "Central Flowery King
dom" more, and little Japan less
It is not a whit exaggeration to
state that little Japan was almost
forgotten by the west, until the
armed conflict took place between
China and Japan. That the latter
fought for the sake of western civili
zation against the stauuehest advo
cate of Oriental civilization can be
clearly seen from the Declaration of
War by the Emperor of Japan, and
Irom the editorials of newspapers
and the war-songs which were com
posed in those days. -
Some suspicious people in Europe,
however, took the notion in their
heads that western civilization in
Japan was but skin-deep; that Japan
was imbued with the spirit of the
blood-thirsty Attila, and that the
day is not far distant when the
warlike Japan shall make fearless
soldiers out of the teeming millions
of the Chinese, and then direct her
barbarous attacks on Europe. Such
charges against Japan could 'have
hardly been made but by the foxy
diplomats in the intriguing court
Unfortunately, there r.re many
innocent people who seem to have
believed such an imputation. Now,
she is strengthening her foot-hold
Korea. Now she is warning China
with regard to her reformation.
Now she is protesting against Rus
sia's occupation of Manchuria:
Why all this? Because they think
Japan is disposed for war. To
clear up the clouds of suspicion, let
us give them a fact, and one is
enough. That the Government of
Japan has never been in the hands
of any but the statesmen who were
brought up under the influence of
what we might call the civilized
education, and whose aspiration
was to place Japan in a rank equal
to that of any power on earth. This
answers all requirement to prove
that Japan is by no means eager to
take the field without grave cause.
Nevertheless, this is not necessar
ily exclusive. In Russia, there
exists a war party; in France the
chauvinist; in Germany, a military
coterie. So with Japan. Among
her citizens there may be found the
Japanese Jacobins and reactionists,
thirsty for militaiy conquest and
fame. But then, the political
power of Japan has never been and
will never be held by such danger
ous characters. It is a pleasant
assurance to all who love order and
progress tha't Japan is following in
no way the foot-steps of the famous
leader of the Huns. That Japan is
to form the Pan-Asiatic alliance to
face Europe is nothing but the talk
of cranks. Why is it some curious
person may ask that Japan is anx
ious to spread her influence over
Korea? What is she helping China
for? Why does she raise a protest
against Russia's not retreating from
Manchuria? This is our answer,
plain and timple. Because Japan
is disirous of becoming a civilized
nation in fts highest state.
What is meant by a civilized na
tion? Let us see. A nation whose
economic foundation is firm and un
shakable; a nation which is as cap
able of keeping its dignity as an in
dividual of protecting his rights.
This is our interpretation of the so
called civilized nation. Today the
Empire of Japan has a population
of 45,000,000. In other words, she
contains 160 people within a square
mile. This prodigious population
increases annually at the rate of n
per cent. Sixty-two years hence,
the present population of 45,000,000
will reach 90,000,000. Just think
of it! It is therefore a matter of
necessity for Japan that somewhere,
land should be provided for her
children, and childrcus children.
Korea and China, being nearer to
Japan, afford the natural advantages
and answers for this purpose. Japan
should carry on her trade with these
countries in order to promote her
economic state. Japan's wants
should be supplied by her neigh
bors. In turn, Japan will bring
with her the arts and virtues of
Western civilization. In addition
to this, the life and property of the
natives in those countries will be
protected and be sate under her
As already mentioned above, the
Japanese are not a blood-thirsty
race. Their economic necessity
demands a wider field in Korea and
China. That is all. On the other
hand, the nothern power, stepping
into these countries, is trying by
hook or by crook to monopolize all
economically and politically. Wher
ever the Japanese go, there may be
found order and progress, peace and
liberty. But how about the Rus
sians? Wherever they have gone
they have taken with them disorder
and corruption, crime and cruelty.
If we are asked for the proof, we
point to those Russians who are at
present in Korea and China. Are
they not corrupting with bribes the
already corrupted people in these
two countries? When forty years
ago, the victorious troops of the
Anglo-French alliance entered into
Peking, from which place the awe
stricken Emperor took his flight to
Mukden, a golden opportunity came
to Russia to put her finger in the
pie. She became an arbitrator, for
which service she forced China to
cede to her a gold slice of land
stretching 1,200 miles along the
river Atnoor. And she got it too.
Once again she was looking for
such a job. Prior to the outbreak
of the North China trouble in 1898,
she was scheming a most horrible
crime. It is rumored that it was
she who whispered to the confi
dential ear of Tun Fou Cliau to do
away with the. lives of ministers of
Japan, England, the United States,
Germany and France. But Russia,
to her great disappointment, was
sold by Tun Fou Chan, this awful
"might-have-been" plot was known
to more than one diplomatist in
Japan. As for the rest, Russia is
making careful preparations to play
another mischievous political game.
She seems never to withdraw her
fingers from the throat of China,
"Having cried wine, she sell vine
gar." Russia's attitude in Man
churia is pretty much the same as
this saying. In spile of her promise
to evacuate, she continues to occupy.
Furthermore, she is enlisting in her
military service Chinese outcasts
whose business, is to plunder the
property of the peaceful inhabitants.
How long must we shut our eyes
and tolerate such a high-handed
We know that Russia is pursuad
ing the United States to turn her
back on the Anglo-Japanese al
liance. We know also that is is al
most certain that England will not
draw her sword in order to settle
the Eastern question. Whatever
disadvantages Japan may encounter, j
she, and she alone will be compelled j
to push into the "last argument."
She knows that "war is hell," and, '
as a matter of course, she desires to
avoid it as much as possible. One
more thing she knows is this: that
Russia feels uneasy At present, be
ing annoyed by the industrial de
pression at home, and externally
by the threatening' war in the near
East. The time is fast approaching
for Japan to play the part of young
David against Goliath. When the
cool mouth of the coming October
shall have passed what will come
evacuation or war? the future
alone can tell. May the help from
on High with which the shepherd
boy slew the frightful giant, never
be on the side of one who, in the
name of the Greek religion, acts'
only for self the sea wherein the
rivers of virtue lose themselves
but upon the side of those who live
and love and labor for the cause of
justice, humanity and civilization.
PAUKKIt IIUV8 111(1 TKAL'T.
Oyer 100,000 Acres or Pasture Land
nt Wiilmcn Sold.
Honolulu, July 14. One of the
biggest laud transactions of late was
recorded at the Land Office this
forenoon by A. A. Wilder of the
firm of Robertson & Wilder. It
was nothing less than the transfer
of 95,000 acres of pasture land in
Waikoloa, Waimea, Hawaii, in fee
simple, to Samuel Parker and Annie
T. K. Parker (daughter of John
Parker, the deceased eldest son of
Samuel Parker) by Lucy K. Pea
body, et el. The purchase price
was $1 1 2,500 and the land conveyed
is a nine-tenths interest in which
the following share: Lucy K. Pea
body, Lucy Heuriques and her hus
band, E. Heuriques, Manele Laa
nui and C. A. Reeves and wife.
The other one-tenth is in dispute
but it is presumed that the land be-'
longs to Samuel Parker.
The land which has now passed
over into the hands of Samuel
Parker and his grand-daughter, has
been under lease for many years to
the Parker ranch and has been used
for the pasturing of the great herds
there. It is all good property and
the consideration is thought to be a
very reasonable one. The laud of
Waikoloa is directly adjoining the
other holdings of the Parker ranch
in the District of Waimea.
Received each month
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Erlilenco In the Boundary disc Com
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Washington, D. C, July 6. The
counter-cases in the Alaskan boun
dary matter have been exchanged
within the time limit. The counter
testimony of the United States was
delivered last Friday night to the
British Charge of the Embassy at
Newport, aud at almost the same
moment in Loudon the British
counter-cases were handed to the
American Embassy, so that each
side is now ready for the next step,
namely, the preparation and stpb
mission of the arguments which are
to.be laid before the Commission in
London, September 3d.
The British Government, after a
careful examination of the Ameri
can case submitted two months
ago, had expressed a desire to see
the originals of the many excellent
charts aud maps which are the
main reliance of the American"
agents. They include maps that
never before have been mentioned
in connection with the case, and
which the State Department has
spent much titiif: and money in se
curing from the most out-of-the-way
places. The Government has ac
ceeded to the request. Otis T.
Cartwright of Nebraska, who has
already been connected with the
American side, has been named as
assistant agent to assume care of
the original maps.
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