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WAELUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 16, 19U
British Parliament Hears How War
With Germany Was Avoided.
Sir Edward Grey, Secretary of
'Stato for Foreign Affairs, in a quiet
;and unassuming manner, but with
intenso imprcssiveness, laid bare in
the House of Commons the part
iGrcat Britain played in the Moroc
can negotiations which brought Eu
ropo close to war during the- sum
mer. Or At tho outset ho referred to the
disclosure by tho German Foreign
'Minister, Herr Von Kiderlen-Wae-
ohter, of tho conversations between
-tho German Ambassador and him
'self. This disclosure, he said, was
'not complete and he was under the
necessity of putting more fully be
fore tho House of Commons the part
" taken by tho British foreign office.
; me Jtiouse was crowded wiin
members and the gallery with dis
tinguished outsiders, including most
.of tho diplomatic corp3. Nothing
was withheld. Sir Edward stated
frankly that the greatest anxiety
had existed, but fortunately he wai
able to add that the negotiations had
cleaned the slate between Germany
and Great Britain. Anxiety was not
constant, but Intermittent, and was
(caused by the fact that tho negotia
tions might at any timo reach a
$ It looked on one, or two occasions
as if a deadlock could not be avoided.
.' Great Britain, he continued, also
received information which gave rise
,to apprehension that the settlement
confemplated by Germany might be
'the partition of Morocco, arrived at
by negotiation to which it was not
liuenucu ureal umain snoum oe a
party. Germany disavowed this in
tention, stating that she desired on
ly a rearrangement of French and
could have been avoided,'' remark
ed Sir Edward, "if Germany had
made morn o.lear about Julv 4th that
-she had no intention of taking any
part of Morocco."
Alluding to tho 'advocacy of tho
policy of issolation, Sir Edward
thought it would be disastrous for
Great Britain to allow it. to be un
derstood that she would be in no
circumstances to give her friends as
sistance if attacked.
That would deprive her of all of
Hr friends in Europe and she
jjildsoon be building war ships
against tho rest of the navies.
If, on the other hand, England
continually interfered in the in-
ternal affairs of other nations as
ihad been proposed by some mem
bers of tho House of Commons, the
consequence would bo an expendi
ture on armaments even greater
than at present and tho peace which
the people desired to preserve would
soon topplo over.
? "Let us make now friendships by
' all means, but not at tho expense of
thoso wo havo.
."I desire to improve our relations
with Germany, and intend to main
ifnin mir frinntlshins uriiinnaired.
' The German Imperial Chancellor re
cently mado two speeches which
.wero inspired with' tho hope of see
ing his country strong, but not ag
gressivo. If that is the spirit of
Germany's policy, then within two
or three years tho talk of a great
European war will have gone. The
effect of tho Morocco settlement
must bo to relax tension and to re
move a great obstaelo from the-path
of European progress.
"For years tho question of Moroc
co has been a disconuort to uipio-
'i. -! (Continued on Page 4)
The Democrats on Maui Would Boost
Him to Washington.
Tho following is taken from the
Honolulu Bulletin, and no doubt re
flects the opinion of a great many
voters of all parties hero on Moui :
WAIKAPU.D.ec.4 . ' JihuJ 'Coke
is now in tho hands of his Maui
Democratic friends and his boom for
Delegate by Maui Bourbons at this
timo is no idle dream.
Kuhio, tho Republican leader, J
has como out flatfooted and has
stated that Bhould Frear get the
plum again he would absolutely re
fuse to lead on to victory the Repub
lican party as its Delegate. From
all the reports that are coming in
from Washington and coast files it
is very apparent that Frear will be
recommended by Fisher and has a
good chance of reappointment, i
Then it would bo up to the Re
publican party to find another to
take tho place of tho once popular
prince. "We Democrats havo a
clear field before us and wd should
buckle on our armor to win this
time," says ono prominent Demo
crat of Maui. "This we can not do
by lugging any more 'dead horse'
into tho field. We must havo some
thing fresh this time, and a true
and tried Democrat at that.
"We aro tired, sick and disgusted
with Link McCandless as tho party
leader. He has been tried several
times and found wanting. Ho has,
like a good many also-rans, run once
too often, and, like Wm. J. Bryan,
he should pull in his horns and quit
and givo some other good man a
chanco, and wo Maui Bourbons pro
pose the name of James L. Coke to
be that man.
"There aro few on Maui and
Oahu who do not know him. He is
a young and promising lawyer of
Oahu today, and is well connected
with the business interests and 'the
people of these islands. He has lived
here for a period of fifteen years,
more or less. For the past two years
he has been a frequent caller at tho
national capital on matters pertain
ing to his profession, and has a host
of friends in both houses. On the
other hand, here on Maui ho is the
idol of tho rank and file. Look back
in previous campaigns when ho ran
as the county attorney for Maui
county. Ho led tho ticket by the
largest majority ever thrown for any
one candidate by cither Democrats
"It is to bo hoped that tho rest of
tho counties can be mado to see tho
importance of booming the most
logical man that is in the Demo
cratic ranks today for delegateship.
"Tho only question is, has any
other county got' a better man that
they can put into tho field? Give
every county a show to name their
man early, and let tho voters havo a
chance to feel tho Btrength of each
and every candidate mentioned, so
that we can get down to work as
soon as possible.
Entertainment at Kahului.
Tho Kahului Young Men's Club
have completed arrangements for a
night's frolic at their club rooms,
next Thursday evening. Thoy will
have some good boxing by members,
and rumor says they havo some box
era in tho club, who aro well able to
take care of themselves. If this
should happen to bo an illimination
contest, it might ho worth tho price
of admission. Then there is wrest
ling, and a basket ball game with
Wailuku. Tho basket ball is sure
to bo a hot ono, as there is consid
erable rivalry between tho two teams.
Royalty on Stranded Ship.
GIBRALTER, Deo. 13. Princess Louise, and other JJritish roy
alties on the liner stranded off Cape Espartel while on (lie way to the
Durbar, have been rescued.
LOS ANtJELES, Dec. 13. It now developes that f resident Taft
conferred with Lawlor while hero in October, and inaugurated the
countrywide dynamite conspiracy investigation.
SHANGHAI, Dec. 14. The papers hero make an attack on tho
four powers who have arranged tho loan to the Manchu government.
Tho publication has caused a sensation.
NEW YORK, Dec. 14. Bunkers hero state that money has not
yet been loaned to China, but that the matter has been referred to
Minister Calhoun for a report.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14. Judge Lawlor, in the Superior
Court has made an order that the delayed trial of former Mayor
Schmidt proceed at onco.
JUNCTION CITY, Dec. 14. -Private Quirk has confessed his
guilt to a series of explosions. He implicates Rev, E. Brewer, a form
er chaplain, whowas dismissed from the service. Ho says the ox
plosions were for revenge.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. A resolution was introduced into tho
Houseyesterday, and passed by a largo majority, abrogating the treaty
with Russia, because of her treatment of Jews.
ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 15. A
dren have been found murdered.
CALCUTTA, Dec. 15. The Thibetans are supporting the Chinese
revolutionistsind driving out the
GIBRALTER, Dec. 15. The
A few passengers and 1 millions in
JUNCTION CITY, Dec. 15.
ed of being implicated in the dynamite explosions.
" PENANG, Dec. 15. Sun Yet
American soldier of fortune, have
great celebration is being prepared. '
TRIPOLI, Deo. 15. The Italian? have captured Tapjufa, an im
SAN FRANCISCO, DeC 15.
need of more forts on Oahu.
HONOLULU, Dec. 15. The
Harbor yesterday and anchored.
Thirty-six tins of opium have been found on tho Lurlino.
Raymond C. Brown has resigned his position as inspector of
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 15. The
today, and proves to be an insane
LONDON, Dec. 15. Mrs. Arthur Stannard, the authoress, known
as John Strain Winter, is dead.
HONOLULU, Dec. 14. A gay
fornia into Pearl Harbor today.
Distemper is raging among the
Mrs C. M. Cooke has donated
who will build a new home.
The Chamber of Commerce will
Progress was made yesterday by
Hilo wharf matter. The railroad has
ber and location of the proposed tracks.
Fire in the quarters at Fort Shatter last night did little damnge.
Home Iusurance Co.
The Home Insurance Co., organ
ized some threo months ago, with a
capital of 8100,000, has won lonal
confidence in this short timo, to an
extent that is very gratifying to
Manager Zeno K. Myers.
, With so strong a list of stock
holders und tho principal men of
tho community as officers and direct
ors of tho company, this rapid
growth is not surprising. Arrange
ments havo now been made whereby
the company has established a full
working plan, tho Homo Insurance
Company have secured tho general
agency for a number of tho largest
insurance companies on the main
land, thus enabling it to write all
classes of business.
It is possiblo that shortly after
the first of tho now year, it will bo
woman and her three grown chil
An Italian laborer is suspected.
steamer Delhi is fast breaking up.
bullion are still on board.
Five artillery privates aro suspect
Sen, and Gen. Homor Lee, an
arrived here en route to -China. A
Major - Gen. Murray emphasizes the
cruiser -California entered Pearl
missing Hyde juryman returned
flotilla will .follow tho cruiser Cali
sheep on Lanai.
$10,000 to the Kings Daughters,
advocate a scheme for more econ
the harbor commission in the
asked information lis to tho num
deemed advisablo to increase tho
capital stock to 200,000 paid up,
leaving tho stockholders liability of
100,000, tho now issue of stock to
carry with it a premium of ten per
cent, which would provide at onco
a surplus of $10,000. This is. a
matter that will bo brought to tho
attention-of tho stockholders at tho
annual meeting. There is already
a strong demand for stock, and a
number of applications havo been
made to Manager Myers for as much
stock as the present stockholders
Cecil Brown, head of tho First
National Bank of Hawaii, is tho
president; John A. McCandless is
tho vice-president; Norman Watkins
13 tho secretary, F. D. Lowroy is tho
auditor, and A. S. Wilcox and Chu
Gem aro the directors
C. Dt Lufkin is tho agent of this
Of Events Leading to" the Boer War
By a Leader.-
Releasd by timo by an oath not to
talk on South African affairs or re
veal any of tho "inside'1 as to the
events leading up to the Boer war
for a period of years, John Hays
Hammond, who was conspicuous in
that war, broke his silence for the
first time at a dinner of tho Clovor
Club, at Boston recently.
Hammond said tho Jameson raid
was the result of the activities of a
reform association formed at Johan
nesburg, consisting largely of Amer
icans. "I want especially," said Ham
mond, "to correct a misunderstand
ing. It has been said we wero act
ing under the British flag. That is
"Much sympathy has been wasted
on 'Oom Paul' Kruger. Ho was op
posed to progrcps, believed tho
world was'flat and that tho devil
had a tail. His impositions were
such as no man of the Anglo-Saxon
race would have tolerated.
"The reform movement against
Kruger was not an English move
ment. Jameson camo into-the fight
against our wishes and against the
wishes of tho British high commis
sioner. I sent word to him to go
back, and when ho persisted, tho
only thing to do was to bluff Krue
ger into believing that we had more
arms than wo really had. Wo did
so, and Kruger sent over an olive
branch to Johannesburg. They
agreed to all but two things, and
that was that no contract should be
accepted with a Catholic or a Jew.
This wo flatly refused.
"Kruger played false with the
reform committee after the Jameson
raid, broko. all his promises and af
ter ho had secured tho arms in
Johannesburg through Sir Hercules
Robinson, he arrested the entire
committee. Ho gavo tho men to
understand that if they pleaded
guilty they would be let off with a
fine. Instead, they" were sentenced
to bo hanged within twenty-four
"An emphatic dispatclrfrom Se
cretary Olney caused Kruger and
tho Boer council to hesitate and, af-
ter an all-night session, tho council
voted to commuto the sentences to
Victory For E. H. F.
The success of tho E-M-F cars in
the T'edeman trophy race at Savan
nah recently, -when they ran first,
second and third, has caused consi
derable interest. It was not gene
rally known that tho E-M-F cars
were to take a hand in the argu
ment, and tho fact that they swept
tho board among the light cars
caused much comment.
Reports to tho factory indicated
that the victory of tho E-M-F was a
fine exhibition of speed and consis
tency. The cars did not stop dur
ing tho entire run of 171.4 miles,
and they finished within 5 minutes
of each other, defeating three other
cars. Witt's average of 58.31 miles
an hour is the record for. the Savan
Retirement of R. C. Searle.
R. 0. Searlo, who has been tho
manager of Honolua plantation for
many years has retired, and will bo
succeeded by Mr. Davo Fleming.
Mr. Fleming takes chargo on Jan
uary 1, and it is tho intention to
Exhibition of Swimming and living
a Credit to the Club.
Tho water carnival at Puuneno
last Saturday evening was most suc
cessful. It was a success both from
tho spectator's andcontestant'sview
point. Tho immense crowd present
were kept in a state of expectancy
during tho entire exhibition, and
one of tho most praiseworthy feat
ures of tho whole affair was the
promptness with which the differ
ent events followed one another.
Messrs Gomes and McGuiro, dressed
in their fantastic togs added just
enough hilarity to tho genuine con
tests to allow the spectators to relax.
While tho timo made in the races
was slower than last year, the fin
ishes were so close in every instance
that the slow time was forgotten.
Tho first event, ,a twenty-five
yard sprint was won by inches by
Ralph Walker, with Lufkin second,
timo 13 1-5 seconds.
The fifty yards was another event
captured by Walker, and Lufkin
again coming second, with Scholtz
third, timo 32 4-5.
The juvenile race was won by
Jack Walker, with , San ford Walker
second in 22 2-5 seconds. There
appears to bo no youngsters hero
equal to the task of nlaking little
Jack Walker extend himself.
Lufkin captured tho 100 yard
dash in tho slow timo of 1 minute
and 22 seconds. This event was
won last year by Bob Hughes in
The 220 yards event was won by
Alfred Taylor, with Crook second.
A special relay race between Paia
and Puuneno was won by the latter
quite handily. Not content with
this, and determined to have
revenge, Harold Rico challenged E,.
F. Deinert to a twenty-five yards
sprint. Rice lowered the colors of
tho Puuneno man and thus the Paia
contingent were happy.
The diving was tho feature of tho
evening. Each contestant was pro
ficient, in his own special style.
Perhaps tho prettiest divo of tho
evening was that of Alfred Taylor.
It seemed as though ho cut tho
water like a knifo, and as oue
spectator remarked, he hardly made
a ripple in the water. J. Garcia
was very proficient with his back
flip from tho spring board for which
ho received a silver cup. The most
spectacular work was that of Wren
Weseoatt and Martin Groon from
tho trapeze. Both men showed
somo fine work in this event, and
wero heartily applauded. Weseoatt
received a cup for his work. Mar
tin Groon was presented with a cup
for fancy diving.
Tho danco which followed the
carnival was a fitting climax to an
evening's sport, which could not, be
duplicated anywhere in the Terri
tory. start a pineapple plantation, and
build a cannery. This ia an ideal
location for tho growing of pine
apples, and the spread of tho in-
dustry.to this section of Maui will
add greatly to tho business of Laha-
Tho owners of tho plantation do
sired to show their appreciation of
Mr. Scarle's long and faithful
scrvico, and as ho will receive 8150
a month for 1 ife.
Wo undertaud Mr. Searlo will live
Mrs. G. B. Schrader of Honolulu,
was a passenger on tho Mauna Kea
Tuesday evening, Mrs. Schrader
comes back to Maui to spend tho