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'jK- VOLUME XVUI WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY.
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lp Newsletter In Sports JNm
KA Column or So of Individual Opinon
.. On Capital Happenings.
(By Manuel de Coste.)
I would stop tho univcrBO long
enough to ask why it is when some
thing goes wrong with an office, tho
suspected man ha3 all previous
on his shoulders. This almost nat-
. ural course was brought to my mind
by the arrest of William Beckley in
tho post office charged with having
pilfered twenty dollars. Everyone
remembers that a matter of two
months ago something like five hun
dred dollars disappeared from the
office of tho assistant postmaster. No
trace of tho person who stole it. At
tho time it happened Beckley was on
Maui spending his vacation. Then
, comes tho loss of a hundred dollars,
abstracted from a mail bag on the
S. S. Tenyo Maru beforo the bag
reached tho post office. In spite of
tho fact that Beckley was not w'th
in a hundred miles of tho city when
tho theft took place, and that the
money from tho Tenyo was taken
beforo tho bag reached tho hands of
tho post office clerks, the newspapers
hero connected Beckley'sname with
both. It strikes me as being a poor
way to increase interest in a story.
Tho capture of Beckley for the theft j
of tho twenty dollars came easy, J
from all accounts that have been
made semi-public. One day a fel
low stamp clerk borrowed twenty
dollars worth of stamps from Beck
ley whoso watch was at a different
time of day. Later he put two ten
dollar notes in an envelope, called a
.witness and passed the envelope and
money through the wire partition.
Beckley claimed that his cash was
short that night and that he did not
get tho money. He blamed a man
ho suspected and ho was sent for-by
the inspector and proved himself in
nocent. It was learned that Beckley
.had been gambling and lost twenty
-dollars. A description of the
two ten dollar notes lost tallied
with tho notes won from , Beckley.
Now the 'wholo post offico force is
soro because Beckley tried to throw
the blame on an innocent man and
tho public is sore because the news
papers are trying to blame the loss
of other amounts on Beckley, when
he was not in the office when the
The whole affair has a myterious
aspect, for only today the case
against Beckley was dismissed by the
district attorney on account of other
developments which may mean any
thing. As usual the newspapers sug
gest that it is becauso they have a
stronger case against him. So they
may. I am hot a reader' between
tho lines, just an ordinary fellow
who believes in fair play in any
event. If tho district attorney real
ly has something against the man it
. will come out. If not will ho be
reinstated in his position ho just
vacated becauso of a suspicion that
ho had done wrong? -
Bob Shinglo passes tho lie to tho
Advertiser for saying that ho is af
ter tho governorship of tho territory.
Bob is a diplomat, and it was Geo.
Davis who said what Bob now de
nies. If tho peoplo of Hawaii want
a real politician in tho chair, they
may get Shinglo, 'but I would like
to havo John Oudcrkirk's opinion
as to whether ho is the, right man
for tho place. John is not a politi
cian, but ho is an employer of white
labor, and I think somebody made
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What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
Ed Walsh is tho only Chicago
American pitcher who has been go
ing good of late, and when Jimmy
Callahan camo into Comiskcyv of
fico a few days ago tho old Iionian
asked him what was wrong with tho
Callahan tried to get away with
out expressing his opinion, but
Commy nailed him down. Cal told
him tho only thing the matteVTwltli
the pitchers was lack of control.
"Put a homo plate or two handy
so tho boys can practice shooting
tho ball over," Cal advised.
Two days later Cal camo into
the office to get hismail. "Say Cal,"
said Comiskey, ''I took your advice
and bought $58 worth of home
plates. I've got one in right field,
one in left field, one near third base
and one near first base, and I'm go
ing to take up. the wholo shooting
"Why?" asked Callahan.
"Because if I don't those wild
pitchers will havo as an excuse that
they thought thoy were throwing at
one of the plates hcy use in prac
tice." Ira.Thomas of the Philadelphia
Athletics thinks Roger Brcsnahan is
the greatest catcher in tho game,
and many agree with thb-Mackinan.
"Urea for mine as the greatest
catcher," says Ira. "Look at him.
Ho can do everything. Ho is a fine
catcher, can throw to bases like the
deuce, is fast himself running bases,
a good hitter, and, besides all "this,
is showing him'self to be a good
manager. That ought to be enough
to show that ho is a little better
than anybody else. Next to ' him
comes Charlie Dooin, to my mind.
And thero isn't much difference be
tween them, though I lean a little
You havo doubtless heard tho
story about Chief MeyerB' opinion
of American art, but it is worth re
peating. One day Meyers visited
the Boston Art gallery. Knowing
tho Indian tobe a lqver of pictures,
so the story goe3, some one asked
him what ho considered the two
greatest examples of American art .
"Oh, I think Edwin A. Abbey's
mural panel, 'The Holy Grail,' and
'Custer's Last Stand.' "
"Why," said tho questionert "I
can understand your choice in tho
former, but why the latter? That's
an old chromo."
"Iknow," Meyers answered, "but
it's tho only picture I've ever seen
where tho Indian was getting an
even break.1' ,
Speaking of '"' White Hopes," it
looks to tho writer as if "Jack''
Lester who recently beat "Bill
Lang" in Australia, is entitled1 to
serious consideration ; especially in
view of tho fact that up to his
match with Lang, ho had never
stacked up against a first clas3 man,
and that Lang beat Squires and
Fitzsimmons, gave Burns, just about
all tho troublo ho could handle, and
mado things more than interesting
for Mr. Sam Langford. Should
Lester remain under capablo man
agement, he will surely bo heard
from again, and that shortly.
Sculler Dick Amst, Champion of
tho world, mado the following state
ment after his race with Harry
If I said it was tho hardest raco
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FIRST CALL FOR
HONOLULU, Sept. 29. Tho civic federation has cabled an em
phatic protest against any chargo in the South American quarantine
laws, as suggested byDr. Wyman.
A special committee-has about $17,600 with which to fight -tho
Bids for tho .belt road opened yesterday. Lord & Young were tho
lowest bidders with a bid of $79,017,?: The papers are telling tho com
mission to get back to earth and prepareBpecifications for a road, and
not a golden boulevard. ' I
-The Kahuku murder trial caso'cameo'an end yesterday witft. the
acquittal of the Korean charged.
The Territory will cede to the County of Maui a hospital and
Oahu will pay an extra dividend of 20, cents for tho months of
October, November and December.
Honomu will pay an extra dividend of $3.00 per share on
HONOLULU, Sept. 28. The license case was decided yesterday.
The statute is held to be constitutional. Licenso fees to bo repaid will
be disbursed pro rata,
Smith, tho alleged opium smuggler is,here waiting for bail. Ho
will not talk.
Oakland, Cal,, has been mado tho terminus of the American-Hawaiian
Congressman Kahn and family spent a portion of the day yester
day with the queen.
The damage suit against Whiten, who was hero several years ago
is being tried. Whiten returned Monday.
Charges against Frear, filed by Kuhio, havo reached here. They
are believed to have been written by W. A. Kinney. Ho will not
affirm or deny.
It is rumored that the estimates for Hawaii will bo trimmed down
by tho Democratic-congress.
Italy Sends Ultimatum.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 27 Italy has sent an ultimatum to
Turkey, demanding the occupation of Tripoli.
ROME, Sept. 28. No answer
the ultimatum sent.
PARIS, Sept. 27. Germany will accept the latest proposition
made by France regarding tho settlement of the Moroccan question.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27. Unofficial returns give Rolph 89,
500 and McCarthy 25,000. Fickert has been elected as district
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27. Five cruisers and tho supply ship
Glacier will sail for Honolulu November 15.
WICHITA, Kan,, Sept. 28. Firo is sweeping through tho whole
sale and rotail districts. The loss so far is $500,000.
On Verge of War.
TRIPOLI, Sept. 29. Tho Italian fleet is very activo. Five bat
tleships, six destroyers and one
the first squadron. A cordon of warships is around tho harbor to pre
vent tho Turks landing troops and arms.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 29 Italy demands an nnswer.in 24
hours to her latest ultimatum, demanding the immediate ovacuation
of Tripoli and Benghazi.
NEW YORK, Sept. 29, Tho
of tho affiliated unions. A great
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29.
thoy are in complete readiness for
VERA. CRUZ, Sept.29. Gen. Royos, a presidential candidate
has left the cou'ntrWfor Havana, thence to New York. Ho says ho
would rather leavo Mexico than embarass it. '
-Taylor in Los Angeles Times.
has been received from Turkey to
cruiser arrived yesterday to reinforce
Harriman lines refuse tho demands
striko will begin Saturday.
Officials of the Southern Pacific say
The Fifteen Mile Marathon Proved The
Best Race of the Day.
A small crowd was on hand last
Sunday at the Kahului track to see
the first marathon raco pulled off on
Maui. Of course the threatening
weather had much to do in keeping
many away, as wo feel confident
that there are enough enthusiasts on
Maui to mako a better financial
showing than was tho case last Sun
day. Tho promoters faced a big
deficit when thoy started tho races,
but to their credit bo it said they
went through with the program,
and paid tho runners the prize
money tho same as though they had
been big winners themselves.
Tho first race on the program was
a two milo foot raco for Maui men
only. There were four entries for
this raco, but after tho first lap it
became evident that William Max
well would win by as big margin as
he pleased. Young Maxwell did the
two miles in 11:50, and it hardly
proved a warming up for him as he
had hardly begun to sweat. This
boy has tho making of a good run
ner, and will bo heard from later
on in longer races.
The bicycle race was changed
from a two milo race to a five milo.
Our prediction last week camo true,
and Smith proved altogether too
strong for the Japanese riders. Yo
shigawa went off in tho lead, and
many thought ho would run away
from Smith, but tho latter ,vas rid
ing under instructions and ho grad
ually overhauled tho Honolulu rider,
passing him on tho third milo and
winning as he pleased in tho fast
time of 16:54, considering tho heavy
condition of tho track. It is very
probably Smith can defeat any rider
in tho Islands, and it is only Iris ex
treme modesty which keeps him
from competing in Honolulu against
tho supposed cracks.
Tno fifteen milo raco brought out
Tsukamoto, Scharsch, Jackso and
Lihilihi. The track was heaVj and
everyone expected a slow race, but
at tho word Jackson started a sprint
which carried him about a hundred
yards in the. lead. Tho other three
kept together for tjic first milo, when
Tsukamoto went after Jackson. Af
ter this it was plain that Tsukamoto
would win, though Scharsch was
keeping up a steady gait that car
ried him around the track at a rapid
pace. Lihilihi could not go so fast,
and there was not a sprint in him,
so ho quit after tho tenth mile.
Tsukamoto did tho fifteen miles
in ono hour and thirty-seven min
utes, finishing almost a lap ahead
of Scharsch, with Jackson almost a
Tsukamoto showed by his running
Sunday that he is in better shape
than over before, and ho should give
King and Fitzgerald all thoy could
do to beat him over tho fifteen mile
course or the full marathon.
Battleship Hawaiian 1915.
It is tho desire of Commander
Hayes of tho Annapolis, who is here
on his way homo from Samoa, that
in 1915 ho will bo in command of
the new battleship Hawaii and tako
her through tho Panama canal to
Honolulu, where, of course, ho will
bo pleased to receive, on behalf of
tho Hawaii, a magnificent silver ser
vico which it is expected tho Terri
tory will present to its namesake.
Tho U. S. S. Hawaii is as yet on
ly a phantom ship, existing solely
in tho mind of Captain Hayes, but
by tho timo tho Panama canal is
opened it is expected that tho names
of states for battleships will havo
been exhausted, and unless some
other system of nomenclature is
adopted it seems wholly probablo
that tho Territory of .Hawaii will be
honored by having a modern Dread
Have Succeeded in Stirring Up Trouble
With a Vengehce.
If the powers that be thought
there was no limit to the patience
of the people-of those islands, they
have received a rude jolt in this
Honolulu harbor master tangle.
First the business firms revolt in a
mild way, but now comes the mas
ters and pilots, who stand up on
their hind legs and roar. Wo givo
below their open letter to the Com
mission: Honolulu, Sept. 25, 1911.
The arbitrary manner in which
tho Board of Harbor Commissioners
have confirmed tho appointment of
Mr. W. R Foster, ignoring tho pe
tition 01 prominent merchants,
ship-owners and business men of
this community, as well as a Com
mittee appointed by this Association
to interview tho Board of Harbor
Commissioners on tho same subject,
leads us to mako a public declara
tion of our opinion.
Under date of September 9th,
1911, by authority of Honolulu
Harbor No. 54, a communication
was sent to tho Board of Harbor
Commissioncipr'Hirough Mr. Mar-
ston Campbell, their Chairman.
In this communication wo in
formed them of tho appointment of
ten members to constitute a Com
mittee from our organization, and
requested that thoy bo granted an
interview with the Board of Harbor
Commissioners, to tako place prefer
ably on a Monday or Tuesday,-as
early as possible.
To our surpriso, up to the 8th
inst., our letter had not been acj5g,J$
knowledcred. and to bo nbsolutelv ""p)
certain that it had been delivered,
wo communicated with. Mr. Mar-
ston Campbell over tho telephone,
and inquired whether ho had re-,
ceived it. . '
His reply was that ho had received
it and had called a meeting of tho
Board to take place Monday after
noon, September 25th, at 2 o'clock,
meeting to tako place in the Senato
Chamber at tho Executivo Building,
whero they would be pleased to
meet our Committee,, and that ho
was then writing us a letter to that
Promptly at tho appointed- timo
our Committee appeared at tho
Senato Chamber, and to their fur
ther surprise, after waiting twenty
minutes past tho appointed hour,
not ono member of tho Board had
put in an appearance. Tho Chair
man of our Committeo finally locat
ed tho Stenographer of the Public."
Works Department, and after a
great deal of telephoning she located
Mr. Berndt, then later Mr. Mc
Carthy, and still later Mr. Camp
bell, Chairman of tho Board, who
stated that he had forgotten about
Mr. McStocker was not present at
tho meeting, but was seen imme
diately after just outside tho Execu
tive Building grounds, talking to
Mr. Foster, all of which leads us to"
believe that an effort was being
mado to side-track us.
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naught, named after her. Should
such bo tho case, Commander Hayes
hopes to bo placed in command of
her and bo tho first to guide her
through the canal and bring her to
anchor in tho harbor of Honolulu
which, by that time, should the ex
pectations of tho Hundred Thousand
Club bo realized, will havo doubled
her present population and become
) a city indeed.