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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1911.
THE MAUI NEWS
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Serious Problem Presents Itself in The
Flowery Kingdom. v
Chaa. C. Clark Bdltorand manasar
.SATURDAY. - - ... DECEMBER 9, 1911
Why Young Men Go Wron$.
'HE Christian Advocate of New York gives a summary of the
pronouncements of Judge Thomas C. O'Sullivan of the Court of
General Sessions on the causes of young men going astray, with
some comments thereon:
"One of the remarkable features of the criminal classes today in the
city of New York is the youthfulness of the large proportion of the
offenders. All the Judges in General Sessions have noticed this, and
have commented upon, the fact that in most instances the young men
caught in the net are sons of respectable and hard-working parents.
The Judge testifies as follows: 'I have talked with the parents of
many of these young offenders, and I have been told that, as a rule,
the prisoners have attended school until they were 16 or 17. Very few
of them have ever worked steadily at any occupation. With but one
or two exceptions they never have undertaken to learn a trade. Many
of these young criminals are from the immigrant stock, but there are
many whose names suggest an American extraction.'
"Here follows something that all parents should consider: . 'Parents
have become accustomed to living beyond their means, and the ease
and plenty they have grown used to they have encouraged their sons to
expect as a natural thing. Young men brought up comfortably dislike
to engage in manual labor. I assert that in our schools not enough
emphasis is put on the child's responsibility to God.' '
"Judge O'Sullivan states that out of nearly 200 criminals he has put
on probation, only about ten have gone wrong. Summing up, he says
that the chief causes of the appalling increase of crime among young
men are: .
"A lack of religious or moral instruction in the schools.
"Reduced wagjvs, which have deprived parents and their children of
former comforts or luxuries.
"A disinclination on the part of young men to work, partly because
'of their having been spoiled at home and partly because of their own
realization of the inadequacy of the wages they will get in trades.
"Bad associations on the streets at night."
One of the greatest additions to the social uplift of an community is
a public library, that Wailuku has not been able to support such an
institution has long been a source of deep concern to those who have
had the welfare of the community at heart. A few people have been
working quietly trying to arrange matters so that with the aid of the
territorial library trustees, we here on Maui might be able to enjoy in
some measure the great benefits from an institution of this sort. Now
that their plans have so far matured, these benefactors feel that a call for
I a public meeting is all that is needed to secure the cooperation of the
Jgeneral public. This meeting is to be held next Tuesday evening, and
hio enterprise which has been called to the attention of the public in
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i111-'-"' uracura uiuic uiuruuga allegiance man mis norary pro'
hect. It will be necessary that we have a small beginning, but with
the hearty approval of all those who are able to lend a hand, the library
will grow until it shall become a great factor for good, which will
spread over the whole island. .
I The Barometer ol Love.
(By Allan M. Rattray.)
remember how I met her 'twas a Kindergarten trea..,
, I We'd just shared up a meat-pie, and she'd'collared all the meat,
, She said I was the nicest "boysie-woysie in their street.
- (Well we were only little kiddies when she told me that.)
We used to play at mud-pies, and gd splashing in the surf,
And then we'd chase each other-like two baa-lambs around the turf,
She said she loved me better now, than anyboy on earth, '
(Well we were playing Ring-a-Rosie, ' ' when she told me that. )
She grew to sixteen summers I was nearly seventeen,
I always thought she figured me, a sort of "go-between,"
But one night she told me I was just the "pebble on the Green."
(Well we were up in Iao Valley, when she told me that.)
I never had much money but I liked to make a punch,
I remember how she simpered when I paid for the lunch,
"You're just the sweetest, bestest, dear old kiddo in the bunch," -"
(Well the ring has cost a hundred, when she told me that.)
One day I bucked up courage said I'd chance her for awife,
biie looked up in my sloppy eyes, and said You bet your life,"
U e 11 stand and die together Yes in sunshine or in strife."
(Well we were standing at the altar.'when she told me that.)
l ne tuture seemed a world of bliss, where milk and honey flow,
We cuddled and canoodled seemed we never could let go,
She called me all the "dearest darling ducks," and so and so.
(Well we were out at Old Waikiki, when she told me that.)
One time I took an evening off an awful jag was that,
When I got home I heard a yell as I tripped on the mat,
"You boozy, mud-brained mutt You've lost your collar and your hat
(Well I'd smothered twenty cocktails, when she told me that.)
She nearly took my life one night; of "White Hopes," she's a beaut
She shrieked, You cringing coward," as I dodged another boot
I m going home to mother dear, you great big hulking brute."
(Well She'd pulled out half my whiskers, when she told me that.)
My world of bliss was shattered, no more "cupboard-love" for mine,
Her last farewell was touching as I meekly toed the line,
"I don't know how I stood for such a rotter all this time."
(Well the Judge had signed the papers, when she told me that.
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! H LI DAY AMPO
The action of the United States
Government in causing the arrest of
General Bernado Reyes and other
alleged Mexican revolutionists, cou
pled with the recent appeal for in
terference in Tripoli, and the con
stant discussion of the possibility of
oreign intervention in China, are
occurrences winch deeply interest
the student of present-day diplomacy.
Under an agreement reached at
The Hague court, a provision was
adopted that, in the event of hostil
iea between two powers, any . other
power might offer its friendly ser
vices to end the war upon some
mutually satisfactory agreement or
compromise, it was also stipulated
(and the stipulation was accepted
by all the contracting powers) that
such an offer should not be received
in any hostile cpirit by either of the
nations involved in the war.
This Hague provision, however,
does not touch the cases which
lave been cited. The arrest of Gen
eral Reyes was not an act of ' me
diation;" interference in Tripoli to
stop alleged atrocities would not
have been an "offer of friendly sir-
ices," and an intervention in Chi
na could be based only on a wish
either to protect the Chinese from
themselves or to safeguard the lives
and property of foreigners.
Yet the possibility of the powers
intervening in the Flowery King
dom has been recognized from the
very beginning of the present revo
lution. The possibility, according
to a dispatch from Peking, is a
principal reason that has influenced
Yuan Shi Kai in his efforts to re-establish
the monarchy. Yuan has
believed that a new republic could
knot be organized with sufficient dis
patch to prevent foreign nations
from repeating the invasion of the
Boxer outbreak, and so he has op
posed the republican movement.
It IB apparent that (Jliina as a
whole is in a very bad way. Its
trade is totally disorganized. Mer
chants are unable to collect from the
interior points and the wealthiest
firms are said to bo in financial
straits. Cargoes trom abroad are
iable to be seized by , either of the
belligerents and it is impossible for
the consignees to distribute them to
the merchants throughout the in
With industrial and commercial
affairs in this condition the task of
organizing a permanent government
becomes' vastly complicated. An
approximation of popular dynastic
government seems to have been
formed by Yuan Shi Kai, the gov
ernment resting upon the consent of
the National Assembly and the im
perial army. But the success of
this has yet to be proved. The vast
territorial extent of the empire, the
absence of quick communications,
and the intense spirit of provincial
lism which prevails with the major
ity of the people, constitute a prob
lem the solution of which will be
It seems unlikely that either the
imperialists or the revolutionists
will, so far as their responsible lead
ers can control them, countenance
violence toward foreigners. And, so
long as the rights of the latter are
respected, there would appear to be
no good reason for intervent'on.
The Chinese should be ailowed to
work out their own destiny in their
own country, just as we in me
United States have done and as the
people of other lands have done in
Moreover, intervention in China
today would be far from child's
play. The Chinese have been rapid
ly learning modern ways, the pro
fession of arms has been rapidly de
veloped among them, and the fierce
fighting of the present uprising must
convince the observer tliat an at
tempted conquest of China would be
a very difficult undertaking.
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I16 HOTEL STREET,
Reminiscences of a Sea Dog.
"This scrap between Italy and
Turkey reminds me of one of the
sleekest bunko games I ever saw
put over in any corner of the
world," said Captain Johnson.
"It brings to mind the time I
was cabin boy on the old tramp
freighter Kilverdale a few fathoms
of years ago. We put in at Con
stantinople for orders and the skip
per sent me ashore to Nbuy some
fancy things for his table. With a
20 franc piece stowed away in my
cloth wallet that Beemed like a
fortune then I was making my
way from the quay to the market
place when I sighted two Turks a
ship's length or so ahead of me.
As I bore down on them one of the
pair dropped a purse, apparently
not observing his loss. The other
picked it up, and, reversing his en
gines a bit, looked back at me,
holding a finger over his lips as if
to cautiou me not to say anything.
As I came up the T-nk who had
dropped the purse discovered his
lost, and accused me of having
"In order to convince the fellows
that I did not have the pufse I
drew mine from my pocket, opened
it to show how much money I had.
One of the fez wearers picked out
the 20 franc piece and apparently
dropped it back, saying that every
thing was all right. Arriving at
the market I bought chickens, salad
and other fine things for the skip
per's bill of fare that would make a
fo'c'stle hand tumble from a yard
arm, but when I came to pay for
the purchase I found only a yellow
penny in my purse. Holystoning
the decks in the same spot for a
week was the penalty I received for
getting bunkoed and the skipper
handed me a few in the binnacle in
addition. Believe me, I hope the
spaghetti eatets wipe the Turks off
. Wc Sell These,
You want the best. Are yon ruuty
for it this teason?
We ara prepared nerar Mora to nu Jt yon
want, in vehicle, and harneti. There noth
ing auparior to what w. are caowinc, in tails,
lyl fttd aerrice. Abaolut. honeity in mak.
an ' tftarial. Yon will acre. mMau w tall you
ITS THE FAMOUS
No matter what you want if It'a a haraawat
Something that run. on wheels, we've
got it or will quickly ft lb
Coaa' Is and fitror. with aa. Ererybody
DAN T. CAREY
WAILUKA, MAUI. T. He
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k .u ioiea. Don't (oriel this.
Tha Happiest Heart,
Who drive, the horse, of tha aun
Shall lord It but a day.
Better tha lowly deed were dona
And kept the humble way.
The rust will And the sword of fame.
The dust will hide the crown.
Aye, none .hall nail ao high hia name
Time will not tear It down.
Tha happleat heart that ever beat
Waa In aome quiet breast
That fount! the common daylight aweet
And left to heaven tha rest.
John Vanoe Cheney.
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