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! A Great Factor in Determining the
jj In tlio startling process of evolu
tion tlirough which China is passing
-jat present, thoro is no factor more
4 in evidence than the railroads of
I that awakening country. These
.(' roads, against which the old spirit
Snational coma rose in the greatest
violenco at first, have made their
), way steadily and persistently until
their complex organization can al
ls ready ho called by the familiar term
a "network" without straining too
much the structure of language.
2 And they tell more of a story in an-
aurnt. in mmattnt-i 11 Will PHlinn
UIIUl MKT W.l lUUVIUll II . . V. ......
bo a republic?" than possibly any
other factor in the complex machin
ery called tho "government" of
S Tho most important railroad in
the empire is the Imperial all oth
er lines being branches of tho system.
Tho road is equipped with buffet,
fparlor, sleeping and compartment
Hears and maintains a through ser
tj'vico with the Transsiberian and
.South Manchurian Railways. II
touches Peking, the capital ; Tien
tsin, the great trade center of North
ttLhina; Tonghan, a large mining
and industrial center; Shanhaikwan,
i where the Great Wall runs into tho
isea; Newchang, the center where
Occident and Orient meet more
''than in any other Bpot in that vast
a territory, ana Mouuaen, tne ances
tral homo of the Manchu dynasty,
which is just not having its most
unpleasant series of experience.
This lino connects at Peking with
the Peking-Hankow Railroad for
Hankow and Yang-tse ports, and
with tho Kalgan lino, the most
picturesque route through China.
At Moukden it eonnects with the
Jri . Tho Peking-Hankow lino travers
fes a distance of 700 miles through
fttho heart of old China, with its
t't t nnnml'
walled towns, its temples
,,and tombs. It runs a weekly train
?do luxo, which leaves Peking overy
'''Tuesday and Hankow every Friday,
Sand which makes tho trip in a little
less than thirty hours.
& The bhanghai-JNanking Kauway
called the Line of a hundred
pagodas," and connects with steam
ors for all Yang-tso river ports. It
kspeaks of its first and second class
jfcoaches as comparing favorably
ViWith tho best in Europe and Ameri
y .S-ca for comfort and service."
ROAD OF ANTHRACITE.
t' . The Tao-Ching Railway speaks
ifamiliarly of itself.as tho "Road of
.anthracite," which phrase is so
familiar to eyes and ears hereabouts
r as to warrant the suspicion that
' the manager of this road is an
" American, as is tho case on almost
iiall these roads. Tho Tao-Ching
:rjad runs through ths anthracite
pi- fV.00" of China, tho territory of
V oiiauai, iruui which ii ciuulb uuui
to tho nearest navigable river. Tho
Pienlo lino runs from Kaifengfu to
.f.Honanfu and forms tho first link of
f;the projected central trunk line
Tho Kirin-Chang-Chun lino begins
5 at Kirin, on tho Sungari river, and
Jfruns to Chang-Chun. Tho first
ft. '' i! i n
.- lAwas formally opened to tho public
$as tho quaint announcements give
. fit, "from tho first day of tho twelfth
,moon, seconu year oi ine nsuan
tung January 1, 1911," for pas
i senger and freight traffic, thoro be-
sinc two trains a day each way
f Tho Canton-Kowloon line, some-
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Charged By English Officer in, the
"Imagine my feelings when, on
entering and driving the Italians out
of Arab houses which they had for
tified and were holding, wo discov
ered tho bodies of some 120 women
and children with their hands and
feet bound, mutilated, pierced and
torn. Later on at (the name of tho
town was lost in transmission) wo
found a mosque filled with bodies of
women and children, mutilated al
most beyond recognition. I could
not count them, but there must
have been three or four hundred.
' 'In this European war aro such
crimes to be committed? Cannot
England do something to stop such
horrors? In our civilization and
time you can hardly believe it, I5ut
it is true, nevertheless. I myself
have seen it, so I know.
"Even now wo are getting news
of further massacres of women and
children who were discovered on dif
ferent farms lately occupied by Ita
lians. Tho idea of the Italians when
they slaughtered the innocents ob
viously was one of revenge for their
heavy losses in battle.
"Wo are at this moment under a
heavy Bhrapnel fire, so you must
excuso me if these sentences are
somewhat disjointed. There is also
an aeroplane circling over our posi
tion and directing the enemy's fire
The agitation against alleged at
rocities by Italians in Tripoli which
has sprung up in the British press
and is supported by a few members
of the House of Commons since un
censored reports arrived hero from
English newspaper correspondents
received fresh impetus tonight
through a telegram received by a
news agency from Herbert Montague,
a Second Lieutenant of tho Fifth
Fusilliers. Lieutenant Montague
telegraphed from Soukel Yohma by
way of Do Hibal, on tho frontier, as
"I'feel it'my duty to send to you
the following telegram and I beg
you in the namo of Christianity to
publish it throughout England.
am an English officer now .volunta
rily serving in the Turkish army
As you know already about the
ferocious resistance which tho Turks
and Arab3 are offering the Italians,
I will only express my admiration
for their bravery and fortitude,
which would warm tho heart of any
Englishman or any truo soldier in
Maui vs. Kauai.
The Kegel club of Kauai has
accepted the challengo of the Puu
neno club for a bowling match.
Tho teams aro to bo composed of
five men each, and five games aro
to bo rolled. Tho match will be
rolled on tho evening of December
9th, that being tho dato of tho
Puuneno athletic club carnival.
Tho Maui team will bo composed of
tho following members: C. E.
Moyers, E. F. Deinert, J. B.
Thompson, C. Savage, and C. C.
Clark. Tho Kauai team aro as
follows: C. Maser, II. Wolters,
Wm. Rice, Jr., Frank Crawford
and Carls. This is tho first ihter
island bowling match, but now
that this sport is becoming so popu
lar, it is probable, that other mat
ches will bo played in the near
A tournament is now under way
on the gymnasium alleys for tho
purpose of picking a team to chal
WABLUKU, MAUI, H T., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 9U
News From the War.
NEW YORK, Dec. 1. Official
today. Subsidiary companies will
LONDON, Dec. 1. Yuen Shi
threo days pending negotiations for
NANKING, Dec. 1. In a
revolutionists captured the last outside position of importatce held by
TOKIO, Dec. 1.- It is believed tortus of peace will be arranged
Rebels have lost Hang Yang, but forces at Wu Chang been reinforced
by the arrival of 5,000 well armed
PEKIN, Dec. 1. What is left of the national assembly convened
here yesterday and listened to an optimistic address b' the premier.
Delegates approve of Franco-Belgian loan. Negotiations will bo closed
LOS ANGELES, Deo. 1. Willie Richie, who took Wqlgast's
place with Freddie Welch, lost in twenty ronnds.
TOKIO, Nov. 29. The revolutionists in tho vicinity of Hankow
have been defeated and dispersed. The defeat of the revolutionists at'
Wuchang is offset, by their victory at Nanking.
LONDON, Nov. 29. Tho Russian minister to Pekin has been
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29. Special from Shanghai says 3,000
soldiers and 300 civilian volunteers have been killed in the fighting
SHANGHAI, Noy. 29. Marines'of the cruiser Saratoga have
been landed and are going to Pekin.
LOS, ANGELES, Nov. 29. Detectives employed by the Govern
ment State Department in the McNamara trial are investigating at
tempts to bribe jurors.
NEW WESTMINSTER, Nov. 29. Four persons burned to death
in fire at the home of the Lieutenant Governor.
CHICAGO, Nov. 29. Mrs. Vermilia, suspected of poisoning nine
persons, is on her death bed from abscess of spino. .
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29. Creek murderer under indictment
for killing two policemen.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. Barker, populist banker, roasted
Roosevelt for making a deal in 1909 with raijroad interests for cam
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 29. More apportionment bill is introduced
also bill providing that women may hold seats in Assembly.
LODI, N. Y., Nov. 29. An Italian storekeeper yesterday mur
dered four persons and then committed suicide.
HONOLULU, Dec. 1. Health situation at Lahaina causing
alarm. A lone doctor there seems unable to handle the situation.
Scarlet fever epidemic reported spreading. .
Cruisers of first division will
islands. Individual cruisers will go
Mosquitoes larvae discovered
H. D. Fleming is quoted in a
men 'of Maine not to go to Hawaii.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. Special dispatchos received by Italian
embassy saying that Italy holds Tripoli and much of tho Hinter land.
Incredible barbarities havo been intlictcd on captured and wounded
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 1. Bud Mara is arranging a cross Sierra
JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 1. During a football game a giandstand
fell and 50 were injured.
HONOLULU, Nov. 29. Cruisers California, Maryland, South
Dakota, West Virginia and Colorado arrived yesterday. Have no
orders regarding sailing to tho Orient. Men will be allowed usual
Judgo Dole arrived homo with wifo.
In the case of Dowtett the Court decides that algeroba is a treo.
Letters from Washington say Frear will bo reappointed. Kuhio
writes in the same strain to friends hero.
Love of the marine corps gets four years in Mnro Island Prison.
Joe Gilman is tho lowest bidder for King Street pavement.
New Company Formed.
The Island Electric Company,
Ltd., has been formed, and tho
directors, Robert E. Bond, C. II.
Olson, A. C. Wheeler, Georgo K.
Trimblo, and G. G. Irwin, havo
filed articles of association with tho
The principal offico is to bo in
Honolulu, and tho objects of tho
company aro to manufacture, and
sell electric current for lighting and
powor purposes in tho district of
Wailuku, Maui, although provision
is mado for tho company to engage
in business in . any other part of tho
career of tho Standard Oil ends
take over the management of their
Kai has consented to armistice for
most dotonnined assault yesterday
have a conferenco cruiso around the
to other island ports.
in lilies on the ground at Prof
Maine newspaper as advising young
United States or its possessions.
The company will also undertake to
manufacture and sell ico from its
plant, while tho usual proviso is in
serted enabling tho company to cn
gago in other pursuits Bd that it can
build, buy or hire as may be neces
sary. The capital stock is 850,000, with
tho privilege of increasing to a sum
not exceeding 8500,000. There
will bo 2,500 shares of the par value
of S20 each, and the corporate ex
istence will be fifty years.
Tho officers aro: president, Rob
ert E. Bond; vice-president, George
K. Trimblo; treasurer, A. C.
Wheeler secretary, C. II, Olson,
and auditor, Joso C. Sousa. Tho
directors hold one sharo each.
Immense Guns Being Built For Coast
The biggest gun in tho world was
built primarily to guard tho biggest
canal in the world: This enormous
engine of destruction is a lG-in.
breech-loading riflo, tho newest
weapon designed for the sea-coast
defense of tho United States and its
insular possessions, the first one
completed being intended for tho
Panama Canal. The total length
of tho gun is 49 ft. 2.9 in. It has
a diameter of GO in. at tho breech,
tapering to 28 in. at the muzzle.
If smokeless powder is used, it is
estimated that a full charge of 57G
lb. will throw a projectlc weighing
2,-100 lb. a distance of 22 miles.
Tho projectile prepared for tho
monster is 5 ft. 4 in. long, and it
has been calculated that it would
go through a steel plate 42.3 in.
thick, if tho plate was placed at tho
Should a lG-in. gun bo placed at
the Battery, Now York, tho circle
inclosing its zone of fire would pass
through Hempstead and Long Beach
on Long Island, and its shells would
pass far above Staten Island and
fall a half milo beyond the Atlantic
Highlands If Mont Blanc were
placed on top of Pike's Peak tho
projectile would clear tho combined
height with more than the height
of tho Washington monument to
spare. This is far greater than tho
maximum rango of any other gun
up to tho present timo.
Tho total weight of this American
monster is 130 tons. What would
happen to a vessel when hit by one
of its projectiles can only be sur
mised. Tho French battleship
"Liberto," which blow up tho other
day, would probably look like a
slightly damaged ship beside it.
Other rifled guns of largo caliber
heretofore constructed are tho Italian
gun, caliber 17.75 in., tho French
gun of 16.5-in caliber and tho Arm
strong gun of 16.25-in. caliber.
The greatest gun ever built by tho
Krupps had a rango of I2V2 miles
None of theso compare, in point of
energy and 'rango with the newest
This immense rifle, which was
built at tho Watervliet Arsenal, is
now at tho Proving Grounds at
Sandy Hook and no dato has as yet
been determined upon for its re
moval to Panama. It is expected
that guns of tho samo typo will be
placed in the fortifications in tho
Philippines and in Hawaii. Ameri
can ordnance experts aro elated
over tho success that has attended
the experiments with tho new gun.
Tho Thanksgiving Danco at the
Gymnasium last Wednesday even
ing was a very pleasant affair.
Nearly two hundred pcoplo attend
ed, and all pronounced tho affair
Tho patronesses wero Mrs. II. B.
Peiihallow, Mrs. C. D.Lufkin, Mrs.
Mr. J. J. Walsh, Mrs. J. N. S. Wil
liams, Mrs. S. B. Kingsbury, Mrs.
W. II. Field, Mrs. Wm. Searby,
Mrs. Wren Wescoatt, Mrs. Edmund
Hart, Mrs. Georgo Weight, Mrs. D.
C. Lindsay, and Mrs. Wilbur Mc
Conkey. Tho Gymnasium Committeo de
sire to express their thanks to tho
Puuneno, Pioneer and tho Maui Dry
Goods stores for gonerous donations
and to those ladies and gentlemen
who gave towards tho refreshments.
Tho decorations wero strung by the
young ladies of tho Basket Ball
team, lho music wa3 excellent.
This is tho first danco that has
been given in thegynniasium. Evory-
ono is hoping that many more may
The Season Draws to a Close With
the Stars Winners.
Tho Stars practically cinched
their hold on first place in tho
league by winning the gamo from
Kahului last Sunday. Of course if
the board of appeals decide that tho
last game with Paia should bo play
ed over, it will become necessary
for them to win it to bo sure of
their lead. But if this gamo should
bo played over, the probability is
that tho Stars would win.
The Paias defeated tho Wailukus .
last Sunday, or rather thoy scored
tho most ruii3 because tho Wailuku
team acted as though they did not
want to win. They threw the gamo
away in the third inning, by inex
cusable errors, and again in the
ninth with men on third and
second, and no outs, and only two
runs wanted to tie tho score, tho
baserunncrs deliberately walked off
tho bases and wero 'togged out.
Such bone headed baseball it has
never before been our priyilcgo to
witness. The final score was Paia
10, Wailuku 8. Meyer pitched a
good game, and even with tho
numerous errors behind him shut
Paia out after tho third inning.
The second game was a close, con
test, and while tho Stars wero ahead
at all times, still tho Kahuluis mado
enough trouble to appear dangerous,
and kept the crowd on edge to tho
Tho last games on the schedule
will bo played at Kahului Sunday.
Tho Stars and Wailukus, playing
the first game, and tho Paias and
Kahuluis tho second, There is also
a postponed gamo to be played off,
which will probably be played tho
Tho locating of a number of
American homesteaders on tho
Haiku lands, to augment tho Amer
ican homesteaders already in that
homesteading colony, appears like
ly. Tho Lindsay settlement asso
ciation, of eighteen members, all of
Maui, and the California settlement
association, of eighteen members,
from Honolulu and California, have
each applied to tho government
soino timo ago. In this issue ap
pears two notices that this land is
to be opened to the associations.
The settling of homesteads by
thirty-six American homesteaders,
in ono locality, is an event of more
than passing interest in Hawaii.
It might easily mark tho opening
up of a new homesteading era, tho
commencement of tho migration to
Hawaii of tho American farmer, so
much desired. The lands in ques
tion aro among tho most valuable
for homestead purposes in tho Ter
ritory, being especially adaped for
pineapplo cultivation, with a can
nery within reach and with tho
prospect of being brought into touch
with tho market through tho pro
posed extension of tho Kahului
As tho opening of this land has
been petitioned for under tho home
stead settlement clause of the land
law, only thoso who aro members
of ono or tho other of tho associa
tions aro eligible to make entry.
Tho land ofho has recoived several
inquiries as to this land sinco it be
camo known that tho settlement"
associations were formed, tho, in
quirers in each case being referred .
to tho heads of the associations.
This accounts, probably, for tho re
ports that tho government is reserv
ing this land for white settlers only,
as it happens that only Americans
aro members as yet of tho two associations.