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'HE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1,1908
Ends Diplomatic Relations
with the United States.
Washington, Julv 10 Tim dip
lomatic relations between the
United States nnd Venezuela that
have existed uninterruptedly for
more than half nccntury, though
in recent yenr severely strained,
have been completely severed.
At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon
Senor Veloz-Ooitioon, the Vene
zuelan Charge d'Affaires, called at
the State Department by appoint
ment to present to Acting Secre
tary Bacon notice from hi Govern
ment that he was to quit his post
here, closing the Venezuelan lega
tion in Washington, avid repair
forthwith to Venezuela.
The Charge executed hi com
mission punctiliously. In a few
minutes' talk he explained to the
Acting Secretary that the action
of the State Department in with
drawing Jacob Sleeper, the Ameri
can Carge, from Caracas, and in
closing up its legation there, made
it necessary for his irovernment to
take similar action in the case of
its legation in Washington.
Therefore, he was leaving the
capital at the earliest moment that
he could arrange his domestic
affairs to do so.
The Minister leave? behind him
in Washington his family and
household effects, but these will
probably follow to Venezuela in
the near futurST
Just what took place between
Acting Secretary Uacon and the
Charge cannot be learned, beyond
the fact that the latter presented
his letters of recall. He made no
demand for his passports, nor could
he do so consistently, in view of
the fact that Foreign Minister Paul
had decined to issue such passports
to the American Charge when he
withdrew from Caracas on the
ground that there was no necessity
for passports, the country being in
profound peace, and his person not
being threatened in any way.
As to the futi: res it is pointed
out by officials who followed close
ly the developments in the Vene
zuelan situation that there is not
the slightest danger of war in the
immediate future or indeed at all.
Rather will the situation re
semble that following the rupture
of diplomatic relations between
France and Venezuela, for in
stance, where legations were closed
on both sides and all official rela
tions terminated while trade be
' tween the two countries continued
and Frenchmen came to Vene
zuela and rich Venezuelans tr.nde
their annual pilgrimages' to Paris
as if nothing had occurred.
Caracas, July 10 The threaten
ing break in the friendly relations
long existing between Holland and
Venezuela will add one more na
tion to the long list of those which
either have no intercourse with
Venezuela or have serious questions
pending. These are Franc?, Colum
bia, United States, England and
Washington, July 11. Senor
Veloz-Goilicoa. the retiring Vene
zuelan charge d'affaires, left Wash
ington tonight for New York,
whence he will sail for Venezuela!
next week on the first convenient
El Paso (Tex.), July 12 The
thirty-two prisoners ' brought ur
s yesterday on the Sierra Madre
Railroad from Casas Grander,
Mexico, were sent south this morn
ing under the same guard that
brought them, all tied together
with ropes and armed soldiers
standing over them. Mexican
officials are still .silent as to their
destination, but it is supposed they
were sent to the State penitentiary
Former Police Captain Sermenci1
of Juarez left the service a few
days before the arrests at Oasas
(i'and's, and is going about the
streets of El Paso and Juarez open
lv denounciii! President Diaz as u
tyrant, but has not been arrested
Manuel Sarnbia, one of the lead
ers of the St. Louis junta of the re
volution, broken up about a year
ago. who was held in jail at Tucson,
has been released en $12,1100 bail.
Sarabia then went to Los Angeles,
was arres;ed and returned to Tuc
son, nnd is imw awaiting extradi
La Paz (P.olivia.) July 10. Fur
ther ib tails received here of the re
volution in Puagmy state that
while fighting was going on in
Asuncion an incident occurred
which might have had a most
serious result. The American
Minister, Edward C. O'Rrien, de
serious of proffering 1 is good offices
in order to prevent further loss of
life, while approehin j the head
quarters of the revolutionists, was
fired upon three times by govern
According to the dispatches the
minister's escape was miraculous,
as many persons were killed in the
vicinitv. Discovering their mis
take they ceased firing and an
officer hastened to give explana
tions to the minister, who is con
vinced that the act was not pre
meditated. The new president of Paraguay,
Emilano Naveiro. has bpen official
ly recognized by the . majority of
the foreign diplomats. Claims for
damages by the foreign legations
Managaua (Nicaragua), July 10.
News received here has been con
firmed that the rebels who are
fighting against President Davila
of Honduras have captured the
town of Uholuteea an. I, flushed
with success, are threatening Santa
It is persistently reported here
that the movement in Honduras is
being aided in a guarded manner
by the governments of Salvador
ami Guatemala ami certain in
formation was received here last
night which tends strongly to con
firm these rumors.
Choluteca, which is one of the
most strongly fortified posts in
Honduras, was captured after three
and one-half days' fighting, in
which many persons were killed or
New York, July 11 Dr. II.
Robo, private secretary to General
Antenor Firmcn, leader of the Pro
gressive party of Ilayti, has issued
an address to the American people
and the rulers of Europe in which
he appeals to the nations not to
interfere with plans for arming
against the government of Presi
dent Nord Alexis, which the ad
dress says is "a patriotic, civilizing
and humanitarian task.''
Dr. Pobo says in his address:
"The whole administration of
the country is only n compilation
of extortion by n hierarthal con
spiracy of scoundrels the members
of which, from top to bottom,
mutually uphold each other. Why
all this? In order to plunder the
country in all safety. In fact, the
public revenues are pocketed in
proportion as they are collected by
those at the head of the government
and their favorites These divers
fortunes, built upon the ruin and
the starvation of the people, are
constantly forwarded toward foreign
banks in anticipation of a sudden
San Jose, July 10. According
to a letter received last night by
the "Mercury," Salvador Agraz, a
druggist who has been employed
both here and at Gilroy, is dying
at a civil hospital in Mexico from
injuries received in a fight with
bandits, in which he was shot
through the lungs and through the
legs. The letter is signed "Fred
Henderick ami Agraz, who is a
brother of the famous professional
bicycle rider, f.niil Agraz, were
traveling near Puruandiro, State
of Miehoacan, a mountainous coun
try to the west of the capital, a
little known section of Mexico.
The letter leaves no hope for
Washington, Julv i. Salvador
has made plain to the State Depart
ment that it is in strict conformity
with t!i' understanding reached a.
the Central American Peace Con
ference in ashmgton last winter
and is not involved in the uprisin
in Honduras, Mr. Nejia, minister
Goes to Scribners.
New York. N Y.. July S The
prize so eagerly sought by the pub
lishers of the United States aeon
tract with Theodore Iloocvclt for
the chronicle of his big-game hunt
in the wilds of Africa has gone to
the firm of Charles Scribner's Sons
of this city . With the popularity
I!ot sevelt has achieved, nnd with
the suspense that will follow his
plunge into Africa with his son
Kermit. it is believed the story of
the big hunt and the long trek
through the jungle will sell as
never a "best seller" has sold be
fore. So the contract with Roose
velt has been imufeon the "royalty"'
plan. He will get a very large
percentage of the money which the
sale of the book brings to Scribner's
perhaps the largest royalty ever
paid to an author. The exact
figures, however, are not revealed.
An engineer from Sunderland was
spending a few days in London with
a friend, and after a busy morning
sightseeing the Londoner chose a
large restaurant for luncheon, think
ing it would be a novel experience
for the man from the North.
The visitor appeared to enjoy his
luncheon, but kept looking in the
direction of the door.
"What arc you watehing?'' asked
his friend, rather annoyed.
"Well,'' was the quiet reply, "A's
keepin' tin eye on ma topcoat."
"Oh, don't bother about that,
said tin1 other. "You don't See me
"No," observed the guileless en
gineer, "thee hasno call to. It'sten
minutes sin thine went." Philadi I-
THE ENDLESS TALE.
The king commanded the court
stoiy-teller to unfold a narrative
without an end.
''Once on a time there was a huge
building filled with corn," began
the story-teller. "An enormous
swarm of locusts swooped down on
this tremendous edifice and"
"Stop!" commanded the king.
That tale is a bearded chestnut.
I want something new; but it must
lie a story without an end." -
The story-teller departed. Several
hours later he returned and was ad
mitted to the royal presence.
"Oh, most mighty monarch," lie
N'gan, ' I have found one who can
egiilc you with a st.ny which is de
void of conclusion."
"Produce! ' ' ciied the king.
The story-teller passed from the
throne room, but soon returned, lie
was accompanied by a woman.
"Your Highness, this lady will
tell a story which has no end," an
nounced the story-teller.
Then the woman told the king
everything slu; was going to pur
chase when her husband had his
The king was still listening.
from that country called on Secre
tary Bacon to-day to tell him that
Salvador could watch her borders
to prevent violation of the neutra
lity law. lie had a dispatch from
President Figueroa winch declared
that the revolutionary movement
in Honduras was of small import
ance and would be suppiessed soon
and that Salvador was (.narding
the frontier zealously to prevent a
movement into Honduras.
Paris, July 12. Official advices
received here from Port Au Prince
state that the situation there is be
coming more and more disquieting
since the burning of the Freud
Hospital. An outbreak is feared
among the llavtiens who are show
ing hostility to foreigners. Tin
French cruiser Chassdou-Kubab is
the onlv warship in the harbor.
El Paso, July 11. A code mes
sage which escaped the Mexican
censor, says twenty revolutionists,
who had been condemned to dent 1
were removed tooav nom lasa
Grande to Chihuahua, where they
win oe cxecuieu in me state prison
The Garden Island Favors
Present Liquor Lav.
The fact that Honolulu has been
unlucky enough to receive a rather
narrow minded board of liquor
commissioners as i;-" lot is rather
unfortunate for Oahu but not ot
sufficient importance to mll'ict an
other liquor coi.t rover-v ot; the
whole Ten itorv with the certain
fat ' of fim'thtr iiq-ior law far wor-v
than t he one now in force.
Ever since it was pontile to
judge about tie working of tile pre
sent law the Garden Inland ha
fought against any radical changes
in it. The majority of the voter
were rather taken iihack by the
first move of the commissioners a
year ago. that of refusing all retail
licenses. Gradually the public
seems to have come round to the
view taken by the Hoard, that the
policy was not intended to and
does not deprive the man who uses
intoxicating drinks rf his favoiite
brew, but it does to a great extent
put a stop to the treating system
that llourishes more or less wher
ever drinks are served over the bar.
The contention that the granting of
wholesale licenses only forces a
man to drink more than he origin
ally intended is a fallacy, seeing
that a man can buy tiny size bottle
he wants and d l ink it wherever he
wants to, if only he goes away from
the place where liquor is sold.
The greatest good ,f the law does,
however, come'fioin the fact that
it removes liquor and liquor inter
ests from politics or rather local
politics. When thcappuinfini' pow
er is independent of t lie results of
elections there can be no danger of
its needing tj compromise in order
to carry other policies to success, a
condition which would be entirely
upset the moment the county su
pervisors were burdened with the
regulation of the liquor traffic with
in their respective counties. Gar
den Is ind
Colton Keir Seeks
to Recover Bonds.
San Francisco, July 14. Civil
action is to he instituted against
the California Safe Deposit and
Trust Company for the recovery of
$.'500,000 belonging to the Colton
estate. Although Walter J. P.art
nett has been sentenced to serve
ten years in the penitentiary for
the embezzlement of the bonds, an
effort will be made to hold the
trust company liable for them.
II. Golden Donaldson and P.. V.
Parker, attorneys for Marfan!
Beatrice Suchcr. 7 years old, who
obtained a quarter of a million
dollars of the estate of her gutt
ata ml mot her, Mrs. Ellen M. Col
ton, a'fter a spectacular legal tight,
have left Washington, D C, for
San Francisco to begin the suit
against the tru.-t comrianv.
Walter J. Dartnett was executor
of the alleged will of Mrs. Colton.
Shortly after M is. Col ton's death
he went to Washington and took
from a safe deposit box there cer
tain slocks, bonds and securities to
the value of :10O,OH0. forming a
part of the estate, which were de
posited with the California Safe
Deposit and Trust Company.
Ox Cart for
their Bridal Tour.!
T.U'O.M A, Wash.. .July s. A
hridal tour from New York toTaeo
lii:l via Washington, a distance of
,"i,(MM) mill s, hi Era Meeker's prairie
sel iiit, drawn hy an ox team, is
the unique wedding tour of Mr and
Mis. I'.inee Marden. who arrived to
day. Although Mimuwhat worn hy
the long t rip, lioth have hal good
health and look happy.
The story of their meeting and of
their wedding after hut three days'
acqu lintancc is romantic When
Marden met Miss Edith Miner of
New York City at the home of' one
of her li lend
1 1th last
neither thought, of the jMissiliility of
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their marriage. Miss Miner was en
gaged to a prominent business man
near New York. He was waiting for
her to name the day. Marden gave
her a ride in the ox wagon. This
unusual affair in a 'and where ox
wagons were unheard of appealed to
her ideas of romance. Ret ween "her
and Marden it was a case of love at
Marden, within a day or so, left
for Schenectady. The ox wagon tra
veled according to schedule, hut it
made such poor time that for nearly
ten days Marden was a hie- to get on
a trolley line at quitting time 6f
evenings and return to New York to
see Miss Miner. Finally they decid
ed to marry.
"He just ki pt 1 legging me and
begging me to marry him," s.iid
Mrs. Marden this aftern'Mui. ''until
I couldn't do anything else. "
American Marksmen are
Champions of the World.
P.1SLEY, July 11 Th- Krcat in
ternational team mateh shoot, the
most important event of the Olym
pic villi- contests, has heell won by
America, and the American marks
men thus hecolue the champions of
the world. The Ann I iean aggregate
score was 2, "".", that of the Riitwh
team 2,ll, whili
score was 2, loll.
Starting with -a lead at the end of
the first range, the Americans never
were displaced, and with the excep
tion nf the contest at the COO-vard
" ti.ry -r- higher u.uu r.,r
each of the six distances than the
finest teams that Canada and all Eu
rope could put in the Held.
Ill the individual aggng.itc the
Americans always were prominent,
(ir-t Lui hner and then Martin lead
ing all the world's crack illleiiicn.
Many experts consider the outcome
a victory not only for the men hut
for the rifles. They declare that the
sliorl IMlTcleil Dew liniiglleM rule
proved itself a far hi tter arm than
the liew short -ha ITcled l.i e-Elitield,
iii use in the !riti.-h service.
The Ainei leans also won tie- re
volver team enmpetit ion. The mag
nificent performances of the Ameri
cans made them puhlie favorites.
and will cheerfully give
Win. Henning, Vice-I'res.
R. A. Wadswurth, Director
It. J. MorvHV, Asst. Cashier
With a lead of 10 points as the
results of yesterday's shooting at
three shorter distances, the Ameri
can team, when they went to the
butts to-day to start firing at the
SK)-yard range, were looked uinm
as pretty certain winners "f the in
ternational team match. Although
the Americans' lead of yesterday
was not great, it was nhor.t as large
as they expected, their hoje of win
ning tluj race being laid in the
scores they hoped to make at the
The weather this morning con
tinued unfavorable for good scores,
the day being dull, with a variable
wind, the enemy of all riflemen,
The Americans, however, at S0O
yards increased their lead 13 points,
scoring l-'li;, thus bringing their ag
gregate score for the four distances
up to 1,727. The English maintain
ed second place, making an -aggregate
of 1,714. Canada, the third
team on the list, lost so many points
yesterday that tloiw total for the
first four distances is only 1,(7.S.
The official announcement of the
.'500-yard individual match shoot yes
terday gives the gold medal to 11(1
gcr of Norway who scored itt 1 ; the
silver medal to Lieutenant Senum of
Ohio with SSii, and the bronze me
dal to Sather of Norway with S7!.
The protest of Gorman, Ameri
can, against a miss with which he
was credited in tlie individual revol
ver contest, has been disallowed.
The gold, silver and bronze medals
in this contest were to-day oflicially
awarded respectively as follows:
Van Aebiock, IVlgium, with 4W;
Storms, Pxlgiuin, with -1S7, and
Gorman, America, with IS").
The American team increased its
lead still further at the itOO-yard
range, scoring 10.") for this distance,
while England made but .".!!, while
Canada had .".s.-,.
Many American women have
journeyed dow n to p,i.sl, v t,, cheer
their countrymen. The calmest con
fidence of the Americans was a
matter of general remark.
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