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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, JUNE 10f I9JJ
What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
Jack Johnson took occasion to re
mark recently that no matter how
clever a man might ho according to
the old English standard of boxing,
ho would provo a mark for the
natural fighter of the present day.
In all probabilities British authori
ties on the sport of the ring would
not subscribe to Jack's views, but
at that some powerful arguments
can be advanced to support John
son's statements. For instance,
take the late unpleasantness between
Bill Lang and Sam Langford over
in London. Although Lang had
had not been pitted against many
of the British heavies, it was prac
tically admitted and understood
that ho carried too many guns for
the big fellows over yonder. If
such had not been the understand
ing Mcintosh would have selected
an English fighter to oppose Lang
ford. The promoter wanted the
best man availablo and his choice
fell on Lang. So much for England.
In Australia Lang's standing was
beyond question. He defeated all
the rivals of his early career and he
worked forward to matches with Bill
Squires and Bob Fitzsimmons. He
defeated these two and, before start
ing on his journey around the
world, he made a close thing of it
with Tommy Burns.
Two of the greatest pitchers in
the American League met at Ponce
do Leon Park in Atlanta, Ga. , dur
ing tho spring training trip. They
aro Russell Ford, tho sensational
spitball twirler of tho New York
Americans, and Walter Johnson,
tho Jouett Meekin for speOd of the
Ford and Johnson aro close
friends, and during tho practico of
tho Nationals ono morning Ford
strolled out in a uniform to work
out a bit before tho game in thp
afternoon between tho Yankees and
tho Otto Jordan's Atlanta Club of
Jho Southern League.
Johnson was well warmed up by
tho time tho Now Yorker arrived at
the grounds, and he was fairly
burning the atmosphere with a fast
ball that had a peculiar break to it.
"Where do you get all that speed
from, Walter?" Ford asked tho tall
"Geo, I don.'t know," answered
About ten minutes later Ford be
gan cutting loose with his spitter,
which is tho freakiest of all freak
"And how in the dickens do you
make that ball break that way,
Russ?'' asked Johnson.
"I couldn't tell you if you paid
mo a million dollars," replied Ford."
And there you aro. The art of
baseball pitching cannot bo taught;
it must bo natural. Of course, a
pitoher can bo taught when to pitch
an inside or an outside or a high or
low ball. Ho can be shown how to
change his paco, mixing in a dope
ball with his fast ones. But in a
matter of curves ho finds it hard
work to instruct another man so
that ho can deliver tho samo heave.
Lajoie must go out for some new
marks this year. Ik-cords already
held by Larry aro as follows: In
1D0S hd accepted 9S8 chances at
second ljaso, tho greatest number of
chances ever handled by a major
league second-sacker in ono season.
In 1901 Larry cracked out fifty two-
base hits, a high-water mark for
douhlty in tho majors. In 1903
Larry vjnado forty-threo three-baso
These Royal Monarchs Reported to
Have Fallen Out.
An extraordinary scene, capable
of only ono interpretation, occurred
at the Victoria station London, re
cently on the occasion of tho de
parture of tho Kaiser.
The King passed through the
royal reception room to the platform
talking heatedly with tho Kaiser,
emphasizing his argument by re
peatedly smiting his palms severely,
and so engrossed was tho King in
his argument that ho was apparently
unaware that ho was within the
public view. Suddenly, with an
expressivo gesture, tho Kaiser turn
ed away from the JCing and began
talking to Lord Lonsdale. King
George thereupon deliberately turn
ed his back upon- the Kaiser and
commenced talking to the Duke of
Connaught, without taking notice
while the Kaiser bade farewell to
the other members of the royal
Without further word with King
George, the Kaiser and'Kaiserin en
tered tho parlor car, while the King
disdainfully continued his conver
sation with tho Duko of Connaught.
King George seemed suddenly to
think better of his position and went
on board tho car, bowed gravely and
only once to the Kaiser and Kaiser-
in, without shaking hands. He
then turned his back upon the Em
peror and resumed his conversation
with the Duke of Connaught and did
not once look around before tho train
The waiting royalties on the plat
form were obviously awaro of the
tense significance of tho occasion and
stood around in gloomy silence. Tho
effect of this sinister incident was
not lost on the privileged spectators
within tho royal enclosuro as the
King, with a gloomy face, returned
to Buckingham Palace.
hits, tho greatest number of triples
ever made by any major league bat
ter in ono season. To top this off,
in 1905 Larry had a fielding aver
ago of .991, the best ever mado by
a major leaguer at tho second sack.
Jim Delahanty says sliding
doesn't count a whole lot in base
stealing, and Del has tagged enough
runners at second base to know.
"Take Cobb." says Jim. "It isn't
the way ho slides that makes Ty a
good base runner. They all slide
about tho samo way. Cobb is good
because ho has good judgment in
getting started and is fast. Ho is
no harder to tag at second than
many other players. A good slider
who hasn't speed or judgment in
starting isn't much of a base stealer.
Tho good ones beat tho ball to sec
ond base. Delahanty doesn't agree
with Eddie Collins that tho second
baseman should straddle the bag.
Tho second baseman must play
where the ball is,'' said Del. The
runner can't be tagged until tho
baseman has tho ball, and tho base
man can't straddle tho bag unless
tho catcher makes a perfect throw,
and that isn't very often. A play
at second baso cannot bo planned,
because the player taking' tho ball
never knows where it is coming."
Ty Cobb announced last season
that ho was going to whip Hal
Chase, but ho didn't go through
with it. During a Now York series
at League park ono of the Yankees
said Cobb was given a hit every
time ho got on first baso in Detroit.
Ty blamed Hal and said ho would
"get him" when tho Tigers went to
Now York. Cobb asked Chaso if ho
had mado tho statement. Fred
Mitchell, tho husky Yankee catcher,
heard Ty's query and said he had
done the talking. Ty looked Mit
chell over and said: 'I just want
ed to tell you I thought it wasn't
quite tho squaro thing of you to say
HONOLULU, June 9. Jack Scully is out of the management of
tho Honolulu Amusement Co,, and a son of Magoon is in his place.
A list of tho teachers for the coining year has not yet been
Eben Low agrees to surrender Kahoolawe at tho end of tho year.
The government will then attempt to put it in its original condition.
Gen. Macomb addressed the merchants yesterday relative to
buildings for barracks.
Jack Atkinson is president of a now fishing company.
Gov. Frear has proclaimed Monday a legal holiday.
HONOLULU, Juno 8. Gov. Frear has declined to declare Mon
day a legal holiday, though tho Legislature has given him power.
The Korea has been floated and is on her way to Honolulu. She
Mrs. Compton has not been assigned to a school for next year.
The district attorney's office will fight agaiust Howard taking the
poor debtor's oath. If he succeeds ho will be re-arrested for" perjury.
Wissig has been convicted for facilitating the sale of dope. Strong
evidence has also been secured against Barker.
HONOLULU, June 7. Mrs. Hall has resigned from tho Kalihi
school, after receiving a sarcastic
Tho Pacific Mail liner Korea
Frank Clark, employed by
accident at Kaimnki at 2 o'clock
two women escaped.
Lumber will be ad vn need in price July 1.
Fern says he will veto the building ordinance. He has tenements
KM his own which will be attested by
Chris Snyder has been subpeened to appear before tho grand jury
in July. Howard has been indicted for perjury.
The Hilo high school principal will be supplied by a San Fran
cisco agency, rope wnl .leavo ttie
CITY OF MEXICO, June 9.
severe in the outlying districts
were killed in Otoclan, and the great
badly damaged. Tho volcano near this city is pouring out ashes and
lava. All is quiet politically. Leaders are in conference. The stand
taken by the United States is applauded hero. Gen. Reyes will arrive
JAUREZ, Juno 9. Chinese here, say that China will demand in
demnity for the murder of 100 Chinese.
SAN FRANCISCO, Juno 9
formerly his wife's maid. She says
taining employment. Dr. Kohl says tho woman is crazy.
LONDON, June 9. Papke, the middleweight champion of the
world, knocked out Sullivan last night in the ninth round.
Earthquake in Mexico.
CITY OF MEXICO, June 8. A severo earthquake occurred here
yesterday. Many buildings were destroyed. Sixty-three persons are
known to be dead and 75 injured and missing. The soldiers were the
greatest sufferers. Thousands greeted Madero when he arrived in spito
of tho suffering. He was tendered a great ovation, the street leading
to his home being strewn with flowers. His meeting with De la Barra
was extremely cordial. .
SAN FRANCISCO, Juno 8. An injunction has been issued
against tho police Commission trying Chief Seymour.
WASHINGTON, June 8. It is not belioved the amendment to
the reciprocity bill Will pass the Senate.
NEW YORK, June 8. W. E. Stokes, owner of the Ansonia hotel
was shot three times by Lillian Graham, an actress, whoso room he
had entered to demand tho return of letters. The woman declares she
acted in self-defense.
JAUREZ, June 8. Tho loyalty of fedoral officers selected by
Madero to subduo tho revolution in Chihuahua is in question.
WASHINGTON, Juno 7. Hope of defeating the Root amendment
to the Reciprocity agreement has been abandoned. Taft has appealed
io the Democrats in tho Senate to support the agreement.
Tho House has appropriated $25,000 for an investigation into the
American Sugar Co.'s affairs.
CITY OP MEXICO, June 7. The city is gaily decorated and en
fote to receive Madero. Rumors of a plot to assassinate him aro ripo
PORTLAND, Ore.June 7. The Republicans have been success
ful in tho elections hero. '
BISBEE, June 3. Lopez of the Insurrcclors Army was court mar
tialed for deserting in the faco of tho enemy. Ho wab shot by a tquad
TIAJUARAJune 2. Insurrectors have about seven connection
with the Liberal Junta and have formed a party of thoir own,
letter from Cox, who has been sus
is reported aground near Yokohama.
W. E. Rowell was killed in un auto
this morning. David Dowsett and
the new law.
matter in their hands.
Tho earthquake was far more
than in tho city. Over 160 persona
cathedral at Colima has been
Dr. Kohl was shot by Adele Verge,
the Doctor prevented her from ob
Racy Paragraphs From the Capitol On
(By Oscar Brenton.)
I sometimes wonder if the job is
too big for Pope. That Hilo affair
was given publicity in the press
mainly because ho di'd not show
stamina enough to settle it without
help. Then came the Kawiki affair
in which tho policy of Mr. Edmunds
was departed from by tho very per
sons who are looked to by parents
to give tho added touch to morality.
Now tho commissioners of education
are on the lid and have been since
Saturday. This time Honolulu is
taking a whirl in the spot light but
tho case has none of the ill-smelling,
nauseating features of thoso from
tho big island. The situation is
peculiar. Principal Cox, it was re
cently said in tho department, had
been sent to Kalihi-waena because
it was thought by Gibson and Pope
that he could do less harm there
than elscvhcre. What that meant
I do not know but I take it ho is
not considered much on discipline
and as tho school in that respect
was at low ebb he could not force
Pope evidently did not reckon on
tho supernumeries in the school.
Ho overlooked the fact that of the
dozen teachers employed there some
are above mediocre; that they know
dicipline even if they meet it stalk
ing in the dark. Nino of the bunch
balked at being under a principal
who was not a diciplinarian. They
asked for transfers. Though they
have a personal regard for the man
who was superior to them in olficial
life they protested to the depart
ment of which Mr. Pope is head.
Then came tho request, and an
urgent one it was, that tho protesting
teachers write expert opinions of
tho school. A demurrer was at
onco entered because they did not
want to go on record but they wero
perfectly willing to talk tho matter
over with Mr. Popo and tell him
their troubles. Mind you socially
every ono of, tho teachers has a high
regard for Cox. I beliovo they
must have had a hunch that Pope
was not to be depended upon hence
tho demurrer which was overruled.
The letters wero thereupon written
and with in twenty-four hours tho
Star published tho gist of one and
on tho writer of that particular Id
ler falls tho blame for tho kick-up
which Mr. Popo forced upon them.
As to tho publicity, the Superintend
ent denies all knowledge and assures
the teachers that ho did not give
tho correspondenco to the news
papers. Popo can take tho tip from
mo that ho will serve the depart
ment better if ho will expend some
of tho money appropriated for inci
dentals and buy a desk key.
Just as I told you last week,
Hilo is in the opium swing and,
according to Mr. Breckons, up to
tho neck. The disclosures recently
mado confirm tho opinion that tho
authorities at Hilo aro not as watch
ful as their oath of office commands
them to be. It would appear that
tho matter has been done on a sort
of wholesale basis and when any
ono was caught all that was neces
sary to get out of the hole was to
punglo to the officers who happened
to get wiso. Of course tho affair
was tipped off to Breckons; tho
case.3 discovered aro usually tho out
come of somo fellow on, tho coast
squealing either to get a reward or
make good with tho officials thouul
I cannot for tho life of mo sco what
(Continued on Page 6.)
Mexico's Former President Pleads For
Mexico in Resignation.
President Diaz's letter of resicna-
"Sirs Tho Mexican neonle. who
generously have covered me with
honors, who proclaimed mo as their
leader during a war, who patrioti
cally assisted me in work under
taken to develop industry and tho
commerce of the republic, establish
its credit, gam for it tho resncct of
the world and obtain for it an
honorable position in tho concert of
nations; that same people, sirs,
havO revolted in armed military
bands, stating that my presenco in
the exercise of supreme cxecutivo
power is tho cause of this insurrec
"I do not know of any fact im
mediately credited to me, that could
have caused this social phenomenon :
but, permitting, though not admit
ting, that I may bo unwittiniilv cul
pable, such a possibility makes me
the least able to reason out and do
cide my own culpability. Therefore,
respecting, as I have always respect
ed, the will of tho people, and in
accordance with article 82 of the
federal constitution, I como before
tho supremo representatives of tho
nation m order to resign, unreserv
edly, the office of constitutional
president of the republic tfith which
tho national vote honored mo. which
I do with all the more reason since,
in order to continue in office it
would he necessary to shed Mexican
blood, endangering tho credit of tho
country, dissipating its wealth, ex
hausting its resources and oxposinc
its policy to international complica
tions. "I hope, gentlemen, that when
tho passions, which aro inherent to;
all revolutions, have been calmed.
a more conscientious and just study
will bring out in tho national mind
a correct judgment which, when I
diov I may carry engraved on my
soul as a just estimate of tho life
which I have devoted and will de
vote to my countrymen.- .With all
Maui Racing Association.
Tho Maui Racing Association
held a meeting at the Wailuku
town hall, Tuesday evening. It was
decided to add-another race to tho
program. A three-quarter mile run
ning race, free-for-all, was put on
tho program, and a purse of S250
There i3 considerable doubt in
tho minds of many both hero and
in Honolulu as to whether an excur
sion boat will run for tho races.
Tho Racing Association are determ
ined to havo a boat from Honolulu
on that date cvon if they aro obliged
to charter it themselves, and from
tho present outlook this may lxj
A pacer was landed last week at
Hilo from tho Enterprise, and wo
understand ho will bo in Kahului
on tho Fourth.
The Children's Day services at the
Makawao Union Church was one long to
be remembered. The subject was "Songs
of l'lowers." The mass of cut flowers
and Kaster lilies were of great beauty.
Two cages of canafijeSwcre hungjiiear
the flowers, and the birds -lug during
the whole of the service. Many o'f'thc
members of the Sunday School took part
by recitations. The Maunaolu Semfnary
girls had an exercise called "Decision
Day of the Flowers." which wasuuusual-
I ly attractive. Rev. Mr. Turner's subiect
jwas "A Cheerful Spirit." Elizabeth
Laura Turner was christened,