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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 1910
What is Best for Maui
is Best for the News
! The Human
file 'Is' One Player Whom None
Slim Nelson's head extends high
er in the air than tliat of imy other
bidl ,i'hvyer in the Pacific coast
league, and if lie trained like But
Nelson trains there is no question
i that ho could make tho feather
g-weight limit any time he wanted to
I start. Hut heS a pitcher, not a
f boxer, so he don't have to weigh in.
$ UnliUO most of the toners on the
I. Oakland team, Slim is a native
g product. Up to three years ago he
. had never broken away from tho
wilds of East Oakland, where he
I was horn, and where he used to
throw rocks at lamps posts and
Chinese washlumse. This is how he
uscd-to practice control when he
was a kid, and he never lost the
$ ' Lou Schroder, who used to run
' the Alameda state league some three
i or four years ago, is the discoverer
of the elongated slabster. He pick-
ed him out of a gang that was toss-
ing rocks at a Chinese laundry one
a afternoon. Schroder noticed that
the tall, Swedish American youth
broke more windows in less time
i than anv of the others. Ho immc-
diately came to the conclusion Ihat
ho would grab this kid and make a
pitcher out of him. All' he had to
do was to offer Slim the job. The
rest was easy.
In the first year with the state
league the human sky scraper was a
go. He liked to pitch, and he soon
developed a line of curvoiUhatmado
all the (HDposini: bushers worry. He
i pitched ball -just like he pitched
jj rocks at the oriental washing and
1 ironing establishments. His eon-
trol was great, and he generally hit
S the bullseye.
I ' After a year and a half in tho
1 state league Slim's fame began to
I spread. It spread so rapidly and
j covered so much ground that they
T soon heard about him" over in Oak
I land. They heard so much about
I him that one day Pa Van Haltren,
who was then driving tho Oakland
band wagon, took a run oyer to Ala
meda to watch Slim work. He
watched the long fellow for about
three innings. Then he gave him a
This, in brief, is the story of how
Slim introduced himself to fame.
He became a big leaguer just as soon
jk as ho and Van, Jlultren had ex
I changed a few words. Van took
mm over to uakianu anu nau nun
measured for a special uniform.
This wai necessary, otherwise they
would have slipped him one of the
castoffs. However, one peek at Slim
convinced Van that he would have
to contract for a special suit for the
Oakland evidently looks good to
Nelson, for he has never strayed
away from tho transbay team. This
is his third season and ho seems to
like it better now than the first day
lio joined tho team, lie knows
Everybody in Oakland and they all
k know him. He has no enemy in
i all the world. They never roast
f Slim like they do the other pitchers,
g because they know that it will not
do tho slightest good in tho world.
, ,Slim never took himself seriously,
and therefore he can not make up
his mind to take anybody or any
thing el?o seriously. He just goes
on his way, kiddjng along and get-
i i... t i. t ii
Ulig l xi Jiu loses a t;aiiiu, it a an
right, and if ho wins ono, well, it's
a,littlo better. Hut ho never fumed
or rages or goes into raptures over
W"ytljing, nqt qvpit when he makes
To In Heaven
An Ulcerated Tooth Caused Yisiting
Victim to Mistake Honolulu.
One of tho passengers on tho
memorable S. S. Cleveland cruise
around tho world has written J. A.
McCandless concerning his impres
sions of the cruise and particularly
of his visit to Honolulu. He leads
up to his impressions of this city in
a manner which indicates that ho
was truly pleased with Honolulu, its
beautiful setting and future pros
pects. He then goes on to tell of
tho impressions of a fellow passen
ger, who suffered intensely from an
For three days before tin- Cleve
land arrived hero the passenger had
run the gamut of pains and aches.
Mr. McCandless' correspondent,
who is a pliysioian, did everything
he could to alleviate the fellow pas
senger's pain, ana on arrival in
Honolulu he hurried the man to a
dentist's oilico. He was immediate
ly put under an anaesthetic, and
the offending tooth withdrawn.
Tho man was dazed, doped or
knocked out for nearly lire hours
afterward, ami when he came to it
was in a bed in the hotel
It was dark. A balmy breeze
swept his cheek, and his nostrils
quivered as the fragrance of beauti
ful tropical flowers wafted in from
somewhere. His eyes beheld a won
derful star studded.sky and a cres
cent moon seemed to have been
fixed in the heavens. From some
where came ear-haunting notes of
music, a grand requiem. His senses,
yet dulled by tho anaesthetic, yield:
ed to tho wonders about him, and
while his eye took in dimly the sky
and fragrance of sweet scented blos
soms and his ears were pleasantly
assailed by music, ho wondered
where ho was. Ah. Yes, he knew.
Ho had been at sea, and he must
have been a victim of a wreck and
had been drowned ah, yes, now
ho knew. He was in heaven.
And the promotion committeo
agrees with him that Honolulu is
closer to heaven than almost any
other tourist resort in tho world.
a home run, and it is a matter of
public record that ho has made two
since he linked himself to organized
oasenau, some two anu nan years
Many of tho players believe that
this quaint southpaw would havq
found his way back to one of tho
big organizations ere this if ho only
took life and baseball a little more
seriously. Hut such a thing seems
impossible for Slim. He's against
all the serious stuff either on or off
the diamond. Perhaps this is one
of the reasons why the fans all over
the circuit like him so much. fAny
how you never hear them calling him
a "bone head" or a "rubber skull"
or'a "busher," or anything like
It is tho general belief that Nelson
is a sort of fixture with tho Oak
land club. Players come and go
every year, but Slim still holds on.
And so long as ho pitches good base
ball he's bound to be a hit with tho
fans. Occasionally they bat him
out of tho box just as they do tho
other pitchers, but then Slim does
not worry and ho never gets soro
when tho relief man conies along to
take his job.
Come to the sale of the Woiuum'i
Guild tonight. Everything you want
for Thanksgiving ami Christinas. Don't
faihto come, and see,
Trouble in Mexico
MEXICO CITY. Nov. 17. Agents of President Diaz have un
earthed a most far reaching plot against hU power and government.
Tho revolutionary movement was diieete'd from the American side of
the border. There was to hav- been an uprising simultaneously in
twelve Mexican States Arms and. ammunition had been stored in
great quantities in convenient localities. It is believed the leaders
are the revolutionists recently captured in Los Angeles.
HOCK aP4UNGS, Nov. Hi, The report that Mexicans had invad
ed hc S'alo of Texes turns out to be a myth.
HONOLULU, Nov. 10. Private adriees from Funchal state that
emigrants are i.pplying in large numbers to Agent Campbell for trans
portation. The Planters listened to more reports hero yesterday. It is pro
bible they will enlarge the Experiment work. .
Veiled attacks are hying made upon Consul Canavarro, and there
may be a new Portuguese consul in Honolulu shortly.' -
The Elks want. President Tuft to touch tho button which will set
in motion their carnival on Washington's birthday. .
George Davis will defend Joseph Liddy, who is charged with mur
der at San Francisco.
George It. Carter was instrumental in stopping tho appointment
of a negro to take Drake's place
OKLAHOMA, Nov. 16. The
decided that Guthrie shall be the
Lords and Commons Clash.
LONDON, Nov. 17. A bill to take the veto power away from tho
House of Lords, passed the first reading yesterday. It is expected to
quickly pass the second reading. The King has summoned the privy
council to consider the creation of new peers to support measures of
Reform. The King is thus taking sides against the Lords in tho
present controversy with the House of Commons.
LONDON, Nov. -16. A crisis
the House of Lords.
LONDON, Nov. 17. A severe
1)3' the scientific instruments here
PORTSMOUTH, Eng., Nov.
can battleship fleet arrived here today.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.-
California, show great increases in population Berkeley has a popu
lation of 40.434, an increase of over 200 per cent. Oakland has an in-
trease of 1524 per cent.
LONDON, Nov. 18. The sailors belonging to the American
battleship fleet, were given a royal
DENVER, Nov. 18. Johnstone,
record here a few days ago, was - dashed to death yesterday, while
attempting somo of his sensational bird dips for which he was famous.
Ghouls mutilated the body attempting Jcsecure souvenirs.
HONOLULU, Nov. 17. Joshua
four years in jail for sending scurrilous tolephone messages to several
well known Honolulu ladies.
Tho first shipment of this season's cotton crop will occur shortly.
The planters have finished up their work. Tonight there will be
a banquet, and private theatricals
Libby, McNeal & Libby have
Company, owned by McFarlane.
H. Castle to take his entire crop.
COLON, Nov. 18. Tuft has
While hero he met representatives of .the boiler makers union, who
demanded higher wages. Mr. Toft aked for time to consider the
merit of the demands. They refused, and demanded an immediate
answer. He thereupon declined to recommend anv increase in wages.
The men have gone on strike.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16
$5,000,000 has been authorized for
PANAMA, Nov. 16. Officials
have informed President Taft that
NEW'S.'ORK, Nov. 16. In an
ays his views as expressed by him
HONOLULU, Nov. 18. Tho
Young Hotel last night, followed
the Howard Company, and individuals from tho other theatres took
part. The planters resumed their business session this morning.
It has been definitely decided that there shall be no more forts on
A 100,000 club has been inaugurated hero beaded' bv Governor
Sugar stocks have taken a
McRryde selling at !f3 75, Honokaa
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.
lery and eight companies Second
will bo stationed at schoiield JsarracKs.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18
has been elected bv a majority of
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18.
committeo to discuss affairs of importanco.
LEONE, Nicaragua, Nov. 18.
riotB have been ordored out of the
as head of the Internal Revenue
United States Supreu e Court has
capital of the State.
is pending over the Vbto power of
shock of earthquake was registered
17. The first division of the Ameri
Horkeley, Oakland ami Alameda,
welcome here today.
the man who made the altitude
Tullan has been sentenced to
by membors of the Howard com
bought the Hawaiian Pineapple
They have contracted with James
sailed from here for Guantanamo.
An issue of bonds to the amount of
tho Panama Exposition in 1015.
in charge of tho Panama Canal
the canal will be completed by 1915.
editorial in the Outlook Roosevelt
in his speech at Osawatomie aro
planters had a banquet at the
by private theatricals. Members of
jump downward all along tho line.
$13.75, Oahu $25.00, Waialua
Hatteries D and E First Field Artil
Infantry are coming to Hawaii and
Congressman Raker, Democrat,
Gov. Gillett has oalled togethor a
The leaders in the anti-American
Racy News From the Capitol Regard
ing Sugar Stock.
Hy I. D. Timiiions.
Honolulu, Nov. 15.
Yesterday afternoon New York
reported over tho cable an advance
of four points in raws, the quota
tion proceeding from 3.SG to 3.90.
This rise would be gratifying and
under ordinary circumstances might;
he encouraging; but keen observers
kno.v that it is the merest flurry,
ciiscd perhaps, by some largo con
cern having to buy in a pinch on
tho open market. The next quota
tion may show a further slight ad
vance, or there may be a drop
depending altogether upon emer
gency buying in and around New
York, or the ability of manufactur
ers and dealers to get through the
holiday business without making
large purchases. The European
beet situation remains unchanged,
and Cuba will be able to deliver all
the sugar predicted for her.
SALES OF MAUI STOCKS.
During the week ending with to
day, S5 shares of Pioneer have
been sold. Of thesu shares 10
changed hands last Thursday at
$181.50, the. total of tho transaction
being 81845. After that deal Pio
noer continued to sag until yester
day whei 75 shares sold at S1S0,
the total of this transaction being
815,350. At tho present writing
Pioneer can easily bo purchased at
180, while holders aro asking only
In the meanwhile, conditions at
Pioneer remain very nearly perfect
and a record crop for next year is
now pretty well assured.
During tho week under review
605 shares Hawaiian Commercial
sold, the total value being $23,765.
These sales started at 834.50, but
the price dropped on Saturday to
831 and there it has stuck. Yes
terday 175 shares sold on the latter
basis. Hawaiian Commercial is now
S33.50 bid and S3 1.25 asked, tho
lowest since the heavy slump about
two months ago.
OTHER MAUI STOCKS.
During tho week 2000 Pioneer
six per cent bonds sold at 8101.75,
but there was absolutely no daly
ing in stocks. Paia and Haiku are
both offered at 8150, with no takers.
Wailuku and Olowalu are again out
of tho market.
STOCKS OTHER THAN MAUI.
Oahu stock has dropped a clean
three quarters since last report and
may now bo easily had at S2G. It
is now conceded that tho prediction
of over a month ago that Oahu
would drop to 824.25 was not far
wrong, and indications now aro that
$23,625 will bo nearer the mark.
Ewa is oft a half or more. A weok
ago it was 82S.75 bid and $29.50;
today tho figures are S2S.25 and
$28.50. Waialua as late as last
Wednesday was $100 bid and $"102.-
50 asked; today it is $96 bid and
$100 asked. Olaa and McRryde
aro both down to $4 bid and $1.50
asked, while Honokaa is to bo had
around $13,375. Hutchinson look
ed up a little as a result of the big
Kau ditch discussion and sold at
817, but is now offered at $16 on
an uninterested market.
Last Thursday Wailuku Sugar
Company paid a dividend of $1.50
a share, or a total sum of 815,000.
On tho same date Paaulmu and
(Continued ou Pujje4.)
Danisli Explorer Says Neither Peary
Nor Cook Reached it
' 'Neither Peary nor Cqok has a
shadow of truth in his claims.
"No living explorer nor Esqui
maux has been within 100 miles of
the North Pole."
This is the startling conclusion
reached by Knud Rasmu5on, say
missionaries to Greenland, who have
returned to Europe. Tho mission
aries, who aro deemed religious and
reliable, say, too, that they bring
details of Rasnussen 'serosa examin
ation of tho two Esquimaux, Ah
wolah and Eturishuk, upon whose
testimony Doctor Cook relied for
corroboration of big claim that he
reached tho North Pole.
After closely questioning these
two and other Esquimaux, Rasnnis
sen is absolutely certain that the
pole is still unconquored.
Rasmussen, an experienced "Arc
tip explorer, is the Danish inspector
of Greenland. His mother was an
Esquimaux, his father a Dane.
Whatever Rasmussen says about
Arctic exploration is accepted, with
the greatest faith here. He. was a
partisan of Doctor Cook at pne
time. So, if tho missionaries quote
him correctly, his report will reopen
tho entire Polar controversy.
Col. Roosevelt at the Arena.
A lady who heard Mr. Roosevelt
at a recent Hoston meeting says
that she came away with an entire
ly clilterent impression of him than
she had had till then. She always
admired him, though her husband
had given a somewhat raluotnnf
consent to her enthusiasm. They
both came out of tho Hoston Arena,
however, with the same word
their lips as best describim:
rough riding colonel, hero df
hundred battlefields of wordy war-
fare. He seems to me sunb
thoughtful man," she said
is the chief impression he makes:
that ho had thought'out deeply all
no says, that he really believes it is
nil true, and that tho conviction
won through his own earnest think-
is what makes his words carry
such weight. There is nothing of
tho boastful egotist about him, from
this hearer's point of, view. Com
pared with tho other speakers, men
trained to oratorical flights, he is
simple, straightforward, unassu
ming, modest. Rut ho is tremend
ously sure that what he thinks
right. Ho is so clear in his
thought that he waits to chooso
exactly the right word, instead of
pouring out indiscriminate vocables
that sound well. After he has hesi
tated and waited for" his word
appreciable length of time he some
times repeats it four or five times.
Ho has got it, tho word which savs
exactly what ho means, and he
hammers it into the audience as if
so to find entranco for his burning
Hut the ono word which this lady
lest appreciated, and which went
homo straight to her own heart and
convictions, came in tho colonel's
opening phrase. Tho other speak
ers had begun, ' Gentlemen,"
tho man who is all thing3 U
i. ..i i. - ...
iiim-u, una no may win tnem
rightness Teddy to tho masses and
America s honored first citizen t
tho monarchs of the old world-
began his Hoston address
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