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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912
NOT PLEASANT TO TAKE.
What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Arc Doing.
It is a Question of Principle Rattier
Tho quantity of coal which it is
possible for u miner to extract in
one day varies greatly in different
mines ami in different scams.
Miners arc paid by the ton, the
price per ton varying according to
supposed ease of extraction. The
cause of the stike in the British
mines was the claim that, while no
miners were suiliciently paid, it was
impossible, in view of rising cost of
living, for some miners to get on at
A demand was therefore made
for a minimum wage assured to all
The majority of the mine operat
ors agreed to a counter proposition,
which was to arrange by mutual
agreement a scale of prices in the
different districts which would
assure an "opportunity" to earn a
minimum wage by ordinary exer
tion, with, of course, the chance of
earning more by increasing output
That is to say, with the minimum
wago guaranteed by the operator
there sjiould go a minimum output
fixed in each district by mutual
agreement, and guaranteed by the
The operators went a step farther.
They agreed that, although there
should bo a penalty for failure to
produce the guaranteed output, it
need not bo the full proportional
deduction, but should not exceed
ono shilling a ton on the coal act
ually produced. The miners, on
the contrary, insist that if there ib
any, penalty at all it shall not ex-
ceed three pence per ton. What
they want is a flat minimum, re
gardless of output, which the oper
ators say would assure the substi
tution of flat day wages for piece
work, and they claim that would be
sure to result in deliberate loafing
on tho job.
That was tho situation at date of
'issuo of the latest British publica
tions which have reached here
Such changes as may have occurred
since then have not been clearly
stated in tho dispatches, but un
doubtedly the contest is over a vir
tual substitution of day wages for
piece work, with a chance to earn
more by tho more efficient if they
The tensity of tho situation grows
out of the determination of tho so
cialist leaders to destroy our present
civilization and expropriate all na
tural resources and instruments of
production. They appear to thinl
that their control of tho output of a
fundamental element of all industry
will enable them to accomplish
their final purpose now.
The situation changes from day
to day, but tho foregoing will en
able our readers to follow tho story
' as revealed by the dispatches with a
better understanding than hereto
It is evident that much will de
pond on the attitudo of the millions
of men in other industries who aro
now idle for lack of coal.
Tho British Parliament has power
for effective intervention if it so do
sires which Congress and our state
Legislatures do not possess undor
our written Constitution.
The special Easter services (or th
Woiluku Union Church will be most at
tractive. The decorations are iu chargi
of a committee appointed by the
Women's Aid Society. The music will
be special and appropriate to the Easter
senm. The Sunday School will meet
aAhe usual hour of 9:45.
Use of Dumdum Bullets Maxim Silencers
So far as the rest of tho world is
concerned, the Mexican revolution
ists probably have a right to wago
the campaign against their federal
enemies m any way they like, so
long as they do not wantonly attack
foreign residents. It is not uninter
esting to note, however, that in
some respects they seem to be em
ploying agencies which are frowned
upon by the "rules," such as they
are of civilized warfare.
Early in the present uprising it
was charged that the revolutionists
in Northern Mexico were employing
soft-head, or dumdum bullets
These bullets, which expand or flat
ten easily in the human body, were
expressly prohibited in a declaration
adopted at Tho Hague Conference
of 1899, and signed by Mexico, in
addition to Belgium, Bulgaria, Den
mark, France, Russia, Spain, Tur
key and a number of other powers
For technical reasons tho United
States, Great Britain and Germany
did not sign the declaration.
Recently it was reported that
Mexican rebels, using Maxim silen
ccrs on their rifles, had fired into a
freight train and wounded a num
ber of persons. No prohibition exists
against these silencers, as they are
very recent invention, and pro
bably would bo considered an en
tirely legitimate contrivance, just as
smokeless powder is.
The latest example of new meth
ods of warfare in Mexico came last
week, when a locomotive loaded
with dynamite was hurled at top
speed into a federal troop train,
eighty soldiers being killed in tho
explosion which followed. No speci
fic declaration against such an act
exists in any of tho conventions
adopted by the various nations, but
in the Russian circular which was
introduced at the last Hague confer
ence a limitation was proposed of
tho use in field fighting of explosives
of a formidable power. The pro
hibition of the discharge of any ex
plosives from balloons or by similar
means was also urged.
Ihe general rule3 of war aro
theoretically, a part of the general
body of international law, but
generally happens that fighting
armies are not very particular in
their observance. War being what
Goneral Sherman termed it, it
not easy to apply to it tho niceties
of a cdurt procedure.
It is not certain, either, that wars
will be diminished by rendering
them less destructive. Tho plain
lesson of history is that the periods
of peace have been lbnger protracted
as tho cost and destructiveness of
war have become greater.
The prediction made some fifteen
years ago by Jem de Bloch, that
tho increasing terrors of modern
warfare would make wars in the
future impossible, has not yet been
realized, but tho growing effective
ness of modern engines of destruc
tion, the advent of the aeroplane
and other signs, point to the time
when this may bo brought about
The members of the Maui Library
sociation will be glad to learn that some
thirty new books ordered by the Library
committee have arrived. Thev are
all novels, though 75 per cent belong
that class. These are the most popul
books of the last few mouths and ou
to make splendid readine. These
gether with the one hundred new
utaes tliat nave been donated in the
few months placed the Library 011 a
with any in the Territory outside of th6
SInCIAI. TO THE
HONOLULU, April 5. The
Tho American-Hawaiian agent
commission regarding rules, and
rules on wharves leased by it.
The sanitary commission will
Carlos Long and Manu Whiting wore married hero yesterday.
Dr. Elliot will come here in June.
Prof. Jaggers has offered to
work for two years.
HONOLULU, April 4. Tariff
effect on retail business.
Field's report is being criticised
says it is full ot inaccuracies.
Pioneer sold on tho new basis
Tho T. K. K. Bteamers will carry famine supplies to China freo.
If satisfactory arrangements can be made, tho Mauna Kea will
make two trips a week between Honolulu and Hilo.
SHANGHAI, April 5. Dr. Sun
Henry George single tax system.
NANKING, April 5; The Thibetans have declared in favor of
WASHINGTON, April 5. Taft
transport munitions of war through
SAN DIEGO, April 5. One hundred Industrial Workers ot the
World were made to kneel before the flag and kiss its folds, and were
then escorted across the border.
VANCOUVER, April 5. Industrial Workers aro interfering with
construction work on the Canadian
LONDON, April 5. The miners federation has advised calling off
the strike. There will be a national conference Saturday.
BOSTON. April 4. Officials of the Immigration department here
arrested 27 stowaways on a White Star liner. Tho men are anarchists,
and some of them are known to bo among the most desperate anar
chists in Rome.
LONG BEACH, April 4.' Aviator Rodgers, who flew across the
continont, was killed by a fall from his machine yesterday.
SAN DIEGO, April 4. Citizens and police have rounded up and
doported many Industrial Workers of the World, after several small
riots had occurrod.
LOUISVILLE, April 4. Four aro dead and 8000 homeless from
floods on the Mississippi.
WASHINGTON. April 4. The weather bureau declares that the
Mississippi will continue to rise until May.
WASHINGTON, April 3. A former congressman from Ohio told
the Senato Finance Committee that the freo sugar bill would ruin tho
beet sugar industry.
J. Geoghegan testified that the effect of the bill would bo to give
the sugar trust control of tho sugar industry.
-Williams in Indianapolis News.
stock exchange is closed till Monday
closes an agreement with harbor
the company has adopted uh own
not askjor an extra session of the
take charge of the volcano scientific
rumors are having a depressing
on all sides, lino cx-supcrvisor
yesterday at 33.
Yet Sen says he a believer in the
He savs China is drifting towards
has granted Madero tho right
the United States.
Commodore Wood of the South
Coast Yacht Club, who is taking
charge of tho arrangements for tho
yacht race from San 1'cdro to Hono
lulu, is greatly pleased with the en
tries received so far and predicts
that this year's race will eclipse all
the former events which have been
sailed over the same course.
Up to the present time there are
seven yachts entered lor the race,
which is to start from San Pedro on
June 11. They are:
Schooner Lurlinc, A. E- Davis,
owner, ban Diego acht Ulub.
Schooner Seafarer, . L. A. Norris,,
owner, ban irancisco lacht, iiiuu.
Schooner Sweetheart, Baron Long,
owner, uonnthian lacht unit).
Schooner Marian, E. N. Van
Bergen, owner, Corinthian Yacht I
Schooner Hawaii, W. II. Stroud,
owner, Honolulu lacht Ulub.
Schooner Nattross, E. P. Ashe,
owner, Victoria (B. C) Yacht Club.
Schooner Gwendolyn, Dr. F. E.
O'Connor, Seattle Yacht Club.
There is also another entry in
sight. A new schooner now being
built in Honolulu will bo ready to
come over to the coast in time to
start in the race.
A. E. Davis, owner of tho Lur
linc, the winner of the two previous
races, is anxious to wager 810,000
that his yacht will reach Honolulu
ahead of the Seafarer and has made
a proposition to Owner Norris of
the "round-the-world" ship on the
Tho race is held biennially, under
the joint ausp!ces of the South Coast
Yacht Club and the Honolulu Yacht
James A. Hart, former owner of
the Chicago National baseball team,
says that ho is in favor of the Gal
lagher resolution calling for a Con
gressional investigation of organized
Hart said that although organized
baseball was not a trust, it certain
ly required some sort of a check.
"Club owners aro money mad,"
said Hart." They arc in the game
simply for what there is in it. I
personally would welcome any ac
tion by Congress that would act as a
brake on those who insist upon
looking at the sport in this light.
"The major league players and
minor league managers should be
represented on tho National Com
mission. This would bo a good
thing for tho players and public
Frank Chance, boss of the Cubs,
pulled ono down in New Orleans
tho other day, that cost him a
round of sodas a bit later in tho
evening. Chance was late getting
out to the lot where his colts were
working out, ono morning. When
ho finally showed up, his old eaglo
eye caught sight of a tall left-hand
ed youth dishing up an assortment
of benders that had some of the old
timers breaking their backs. Chanco
watched tho supposed recruit ho
has so many of them working out
that he does not know them all by
name yet for a while, and then
rushing over to Joo Tinker, chirped:
"Joe, who is tho kid out thero;
looks like he's got something; eh?"
'If you mean that big left bund
er," Tinker replied, "it is Vean
Gregg, tho l'Jll sensation of tho
American League. He's working
out hero, while waiting for tho Naps
to pitch camp at Mobile."
Several members of tho Detroit
The Fifth Precinct Republican
Club met in the town hall last Fri
day evening and nominated nine of
their number as delegates to tho
convention in Honolulu. The men
nominated are as follows: P. Good
ness, .1. W. Kalua, S. Keliinoi, C
Lake, Geo. Maxwell, H. ;B. Pen
hallow, W. T. Robinson, Enos Vin
cent and Chas. Wilcox. All of these
gentlemen will run except Mr.
Vincent, who has withdrawn.
Out in the Waihee precinct they
have nominated C. M.' W. Kanui,
W. J. Coelho and G. Kaholokai.
Only one of theso can go to tho
coi" .ition. It seems to bo the -impression
that Coelho is forcing him
self upon the voters, and that his
idea in wanting to get into the con
vention is to stir up strife. It is
altogether likely however, that Ka
nui will beat him out.
The nominations in tho Seventh
precinct where they elect four; aro
as follows: F. F. Baldwin, E. F.
Deinert, Win. Feucrpiel, Joe. Frei-
tas, Wm. llardcy, Win. Keanu, J.
Vasconcellos, and J. J. Walsh.
Up in tho Twelfth precinct only
three delegated can bo elected, and
they have nominated seven, as fol
lows: II A.' Baldwin, Manuel De
ponto, Peter Noa Kahokuollina, G.
Kelii, Manuel Nunez, Puhihalc
Kapilii and II. P. Robinson.
In Lahama, the Third precinct,
they are a happy family. Only four
names were put in nomination, and
as they have four delegates, they
have no need of any election in that
To hnominecs in tho Fifth pre
cinct to tho Democratic Convention
were T. B. Lyons, M. K. Keohoka
lole, Dr. Boote, A. B. Naono, II.
C. Mossman, M. C. Ross and Thos.
American League teams will bo out
of the game for two weeks or moro
because of injuries they sustained in
a wreck at Delta Point, La. Man
ager Ilughcy Jennings escaped with
a cut car and a few bruises, but
Pitcher Edward Summers will bo
laid up about three weeks with a
wrenched knee. Maloney has a
sprined ankle and O'Leary and
Davey Jones are scratched and
bruised. Mis. Lallitte, wifo of ono
of the players, has a wrenched back.
Johnny Kilbane, feather-weight
champion, may give battle to Ad
Wolgast for the lightweight cham
pionship. Jimmy Dunn, Kilbane's
manager, received a telegram from
Los Angeles, asking if ho would
consider an oflor for Kilbane to
meet Wolgast in a twenty-round
contest on July 4th. Dunn roplied
that ho would match Kilbane
against Wolgast for tho lightweight
championship, provided Wolgast
wodld not insist upon being given
all the money. Dunn and Kilbane
left for New York.
Ad Wolgast, champion light
woight fighter, announced on his
arrival in Portland, that ho will
abandon tho stage at the end of his
present engagement at n local
theater and return to his home in
Cadillac, Mich. After a couple of
weeks' rest, Wolgast said, ho would
make arrangements to re-enter tho
fistic arena. Speaking of his pro
bable contest on July 4th next,
Wolgast said that ho would ehooso
"Packoy McFarland anywhere or
Joo Rivers in Los Angeles." Rivers,
ho said, would not bo "worth con
sidering" from a financial stand
point in any other placo tljan tho
Southern California metropolis.
Republican Clubs Hold Meetings,
Prepare for Convention.