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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 8. NO. 35.
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Japanese Editor Speaks Up For His Countrymen-Aviator
Falls To IDs Death
Id Kansas"'
(Special to the Garden Island)
HANAI.M, Sept. 1st. Peter Ka-
nihaalilo, a laborer in the road gang
working on the .Hanalei grade, came
near losing his life to-day when a'
piece of earth under which he was
tunneling, gave way, hurrying him
completely. Awheel barrow, which
he had taken into the excavation
was at his side when the cave in
occurred and in some manner h e
was thrown beneath it before the
earth came down.
When-found, his head lay under
the wheel barrow, which fact saved
his life.
He was taken to his -home and
medical aid summoned, and ex
amination revealed severe .bruises
but no broken bones.
Last Friday morning at ten homes happier,
o'clock, in the presence of about greater.
two hundred of Kauai's most prom
inent citizens, a beautiful nionu-
m e li t of. marble, representing a
broken shaft, on the face of which
is most exquisitly, sculptured,
throngs of draped figures of men,
women and children whose upturn
ed faces with parted lips, made lu
minous by a glorious light which
appears to be streaming from above,
seem to be singing their way up
ward. Reclining .at the foot of the
m onument, are t w o bronze
figures apparently in the throes of
deepest grief. One of the figures
opportunities; t)ius affiictccl. But if you raise
vour eves from these sad mourners.
Impress us, we-pray lliee, with,,,, to ti,e invh coimun nga;,i ami
a deeper sense 01 uie oDiigaiions
which;rest upon us by virtue of
this inheritance which is ours un
to whom much is given may we
.realize the measure of our responsi.-S
bility . Give us grace we pray 1 hee
that we may be worthy of the aims
and ideals of the Father; that 'the
mantle of the-Fathermay fall upoii
us; that we may wear it worthily
And when, at length the call
comes to us to give an account of
our Stewardship, may we too- re
ceive the praise, "well done, thou
sentences, the Rev. Hans Isenberg
explained the reasons and objects
that had animated the donors from
look closer, at the large procession, first to last, and then in a short ad
you will see the victims of death dress, most happily fitting to the
are not prostrated, not sinking orcasion, in language so simple
down into darkness and destruction. I that every child present could un
No, they are all walking upwards, j derstand, in words eloqueut by
strong rays ot Jignt are streaming i tlieir very simplicity, lie dwelt on
is that of a son who lies prostrate, good auu taitlitul servant, enter in,
his,head resting on his arms, whileJto the joy of thy Lord.1'
forth upon them from above and
are drawing them upwards towards
the full light and they are aware
of these rays. They are enjoying
the light and the warmth and
wandering forth with joy and
happiness into the light and life
"That is the meaning of this mo
nument the aim not to depress us,
Editor S h e b a , publisher of
one of the leading daily Japanese
newspapers of Honolulu, says that
Japan will carry out a policy of
Japan for Japan if its America for
the whites.
-A Kansas Aviator who refused to
fly in the teeth of a prevailing wind
storm, was jeered by the crowd
who had gathered to witness the
flight. Being unable to bear the
rebukes longer, he made the flight
and when at a dizzy height fell and
was instantly Killed. Kansas
boasts of having no saloons, but a
crowd of teetotlers who takefieudith
delight i goading a man to his
ueam la tciiiumy i.u nuiu uwiiiji
any improvement o n a drunken
cirowd hf hoodlums.
The Japanese have an elevated
feeling in the region of tlieir spinal
column as a result of the proposed
Dillingham Bill, declaring that they
are greatly humiliated by being
classed with the Chinese.
The Bill provides that no
Immigrant who is inejligiblc to be
come a citizen can enter Amercian
territory and there is little need of
Japan or any other one country,
construing this to apply to its own
case. The owect of the Dill was
apparently to remove if possible,
the appearance of any slight toward
the people of any particular nation
and now that Japan has taken ex'
captions to it, the good intention
of the formation of this bill in so
far as Japan is concerned seems
R failure tyv
Some Personal Notes
the value of works of art in influ
encing for good, the lives of men
and women, in silently appealing
to their heart's and uplifting their
minds to a clearer and truer per
ception of the works of the "Great
Architect of the Universe." Thus
emphasising by his remarks per
haps all unconsciously the sweet
sentiment of the poet Keats:
Lihue Brook, on the banks of which stands, in the grove of pines appearing opposite the Lihue Mill smoke stuck,
the Isenberg monument which was dedicated to the Lihue Cemetery last Friday.
Senator Carter put the Kibosh on
four Departmental clerks last Fri
day, claiming that the young men
had been just a little too sirong in
tlieir admiration of his daughter.
Los Angeles'is to have a big clec
trical combination, no less than
eieht railway lines joining Rands,
with a representation of
Captain Saunders, a well known
figure, among Honolulu water
fronters, and for years comander of
the Korea and Manchuria is dead.
The Kapaia Hill is receiving
much needed coating of oil.
Miss Ruth Lindly and Miss Lulu
Weber are guests of Mrs. C. B.
Mikee In Hanalei . They return to
Honolulu Saturday to make prepa
ration for their fall studies, both
i being Punahou girls".
' New People.
Horn1. To the wife of J. S. Ma
Una, Siturday, gept, 4th 19U( a
the other figure depicts a mother in
the attitude of consoling her grief
stricken sou.
This beautiful piece of art which
far excels anything of its kind in
the Territory, is the gift of Mr. and
Mrs. Hans Isenberg, Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Isenberg, and Mrs. C. M.
Cooke, in memory of their loved
ones who have passed on beore,
while the monument is a master
piece of art bv the famous Danish
sculptor, Sinding. The placing of
this magnificent piece ot maruie
and bronze entrusted to the skill of
Mr. Scheibert, Lihue's mason, and
his work is deserving of highest
Promptly at ten o ciocic, kcv.
Kamau of the Lihue Hawaiian
Church, took a position on a plat
form whic had been constructed for
the occasion, and led a part of the
assembled in rendering the hymn
"Jesus Lover of My Soul," follow
ing which he read the "Nineteenth
Psalm." At the conclusion of his
reading, he led in rendering the
hvmn Nearer My God to lliee.'
Rev. Mr. Lvderatc then maae uie
follow! ng prayer:
Rev. J. M. Lydeate's Prayer.
"Lord God of our Father, with
wlinm there is neither shadow nor
variableness of turning the same
vesterdav to-day and forever, we
bow before Thee in all humility
we are here to-dav and gone to
morrow; we are as the grass of the
field, which groweth up. In the
morning it groweth up, in the even
ing it is cut down and withereth.
We rejoice that in Thee we take
hold of Internal life; we rejoice that
our beloved dead pass not utterly
away we hold them in our hearts.
We keep them in our memories,
but most of all thev are hidden with
Christ in God, and the veil between
this life and that is very thin.
And now, as we gather here for
the nubile unveiling of this nionu
In' the name and for the sake of
our Lord and Master Amen."
At the conclusion of the prayer,
Rev. Hails Isenberg delivered the
following explanation of the monu
ment! Rev. Hans henberg's Address.
"My dear friends, I have been
asked to give you some explana
tion about Hhis monument which
is to be unveiled presently. True
works of art do not require lengthy
explanations, for they are clenr
and intelhgnble to every one.
"They attract and delight our
eyes by their beauty and appeal to
our minds.
"They move and touch our hearts
and reveal the deepest truth often
hidden to us, most distinctly, and
bring it home to us more power
fully than the words of the most
eloquent orator. I trust it will be
so with this monument, the wbrk
of a true artist. I trust it will be
clear and intelligable, and power
ful, and helpfulr I hope it will
draw many of our people to come
hither and sit down on this bench,
let the eyes rest on this work of
art, enjoy the beauty and receive
,the help we so often need for our
hearts and minds.
"I will therefore Say only a few
words of guidance that may be
helpful at the first aspect.
"On the high stele of the moiiu
ment, you Will See a large pro
cession of various people the pro
cession of the human race that
goes on constantly at the order of
death. You will see some aged
and worn, their labors fulfilled,
tired and willing to follow the call,
but also many strong and vigorous,
called away from the midst of their
work, and others in the prime of
life a young wife and mother, ,
looking back with a sad face sad
to be called away from her young
husband and her helpless babies;
vou will see young children in the
ment to the memory of the beloved ! procession, tender buds, broken by
and honored dead, we rejoice in the cruel death before they had tunc to
grace, the dignity, the worth ofiDioom. nnuaiuieiooioi me wb
these lives. Endowed with manvt stele you will seethe effect of this
talents, they have Used them as in work of death. Two figures.
Thy Service and have received the I mourning, prostrated with grief,
reward of faithfulness. And we longing for those whom death has
entered into the fruit of their labors, taken longing in vain a pitiful
Because of what they have been! sight. Vet, true to hie, familiar
! iwi iWm art ylsiw, m 50 ny u uq ww am
but to comfort nila reassure us, to
strengthen our faith and hope in
light and life eternal; to believe
that the victory is ours, In spite of
all the affliction death, swallowed
up, is victory, through Jesus
Chrit our Lord,"
Mrs. C. M. Cooke Dedicates.
Mrs. C. M. Cooke, in an im
pressive and dignified manner, then
stepped forward, and in the follow
ing well chosen words, completed
this interesting and memorable cer
emony! "To the memory of the loved ones
who have gone before us, we pre
sent this monument to the public,
hoping that it may be a lasting re
minder of those lives and the en
nobling Influenceo they have left to
us. We now Unveil it to you."
Scarcely had the last word died
away, and exactlS' at nineteen mi
nutes past ten, when a slash from a
knife in the hands of Mr. Schciber,
severed the cords which held the
great canvas in position, and down
came the canvas, revealing to the
spectators who gazed in open eyed
admiration at this wonderful piece
of art,
The sweet strains of "Aloha Oe,"
concluded the beautiful Ceremony.
Editor Gakdkn Islands
Dear Sir.
A small part of your columns for
a few remarks on the above will be
much appreciated.
It may be said, I feel sure, with
out any training of words, that
all those of mature years whose
privclige it was to witness the un
veiling and dedication of the Isen
berg family monument, will long
hold pleasing recollection of that
interesting ceremony and the hap
py incidents cohnected therewith, i
And to those members of the fam
ily most intimately associated to- j
gether in the nieretonous work of
arranging and providing for such
a beautitul work of art, surely of
them it can be safely affirmed that
recollection of that long desired
day, recollection clear, vivid and
joyous, will outlast unto life's end.
lU some, few W UuA VU
'A thing of beauty is a joy for
Looking on that monument
fully as much a memorial after it
had been unveiled by Mrs. C. M
Cooke, what thinking mind could
doubt that it will be a very strong
although silent, force for contin
uous good. For there it stood re'
vealed, a noble work of art, in the
highest, best sense of the word, e.v
cellent in execution, but more ex
celling in the height and deptl
and nobility of .conception, andyeti
witlial, so sweetly and tounchingly
simple. ,
The dominant notes in the liar
mony of the design arc love and
faith and hope as expressed by the
Christian religion: and let the cyn
ic rail and the scoffer deride a
.A 1 . . 1
uiey may, nut tuc one great cen
tral fact remains that the Christian
religion has been and is the most
potent factor for the uplift of the
human races that this, our world
has ever known.
nut pleasing tho it was to gaze
on that beautiful creation of man'
art and skill, yet many were the
syniyathetic eyes that turned to rest
o n the gracious and benevolent
lady (the chief human figure i
that auspicious ceremony) whose
numerous acts of loving kindness
have m a d e of her name, by
unanimous report, throughout the
length and breadth of Kauai, th
synonuin for good deeds.
small wonaer, t n c n , nay, no
wonder whatever, that she who
so richly dowered with the attn
butes of a noble womanhood is
much revered, so greatly beloved
For has it not been most truthful
ly written:
"Tis only noble to be good,"
Kind hearts are more than co
"And simple faith than Norm;
Moving among her friends witl
gracioug mien and smiling looks
she seemed the embodiment of
nature peaceful, happy, content,.
And why not? No time this for
tears or regrets. This day her lov
ing task is nde4; the desire of long
years is attained; the fruition of
hope is consummated; the harvest
of her joys is' complete.
Not without sorrows has her life
b?U Uv4t but tiis win? ('iiUi iu4
Outing-Locale Imaginary
Various Wild Aniraals-Don't
Like Rest-Cure
The Boy Scouts conducted their
first campaign this last week. They
hit the trail" at 9 o'clock Wednes-
ay m o r n i n g Kamooloa. and
though this trail was, for much of
the way a broad macadamized road
they were as full of enthusiasm and
adventure as though it had been a
trail across the rockies. Every old
cow by the roadside was a possible
bear, every distant Jap suggested
an Indian, every dusty hollow an
abuscade, out of which the enemy
might suddenly spring. About 3
hours o f diligent ' hoofing i t
brought them to the camp, in
this case a mountain cottage
where the Scout master was await-
n g the m w i t h commissariat
supplies. An animated disccussion
ollowed as to how much water
should be allowed to 2 cups of
rice the suggestions ranging from
to 20 cups. A compromise of 8
was adopted which wasn't far out.
After lunch a siesta of one hour
was ordered, and endured with
much fortitude. The silencel acked
something of perfection.
A fisluiiK expedition arramred
for the afternoon brought home
eloquent rumors but no real fish
and two or three heads of excellent
wild taro.
At night around the extemporiz
ed camp, five Jloy Scout exploits in
other lands were related and the
purposes of the movement were ex;
plained, until, at 9 o'clock the
order "lights out" imposed silence
and sleep.
Among other interests of the
next day was the plant hunt 20
minutes to bring in the most plants.
52 was the highest number.
I he hardest strain on the condi
tion of implicit obedience was the
silence of the rest hour, and one or
two boys bubbled over so badly
that they were ordered, by way of.
discipline, to carry home their.'
blankets which they did m manly.,
though shame faced fashion. ;,
They would like to have staid
longer, but the art of camping is to
stop while they wish there was
more of it there will be more of
it another time.
One of the most delightful social
events of the season was the after-
nqon tea given by Mrs. J. K.
Gandall on Friday afternoon last.
Chairs and tables were set out on
the lawn under the shade of the
fine old trees, and there Mrs. Gan
dall received her guests with such
easy and natural grace that every-
one felt at home at once and en
tered cordially into the spirit of the
occasion. The refreshments, which
added to the interest of the event
were of the most delicious quality
and the table appointments delicate
ind artistic. It was a most en
joyable and congenial affair and the
ladies were loath to leave.
trust that have sustained multitudes
in their hours of grief have sustain-'
id and comforted her, and w i t h
them she has followed the poet in
his lofty conception and has sungr"
"I hold it truth what'er befall,""
"I know it when I sorrow
"Tis better to have loved and
"Than never to have loved at
And so calmly, serenely, and
with quiet gladness she passes on
her way, for she knows that in due
eason or in the stillness of. the
dawn, or thro' the noontide .glare,
)r in the hush of eventide some
jrief laden soul will seek the hal
lowed silence of that "God's acre"
on the crest of the hill, and there
n tearful contemplation before, that
expressive, that eloqueut, that ap
pealing story in marble and bronze
find comfort and consolation and
support, and that
. ' Tcace of God which P55ctU nl

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