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WDL. XXXVIII. NO. 6635.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1903.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Claim for the Defiance
POLO TEAM OUTSCORES OAHU BUT
LOSES HOTLY CONTFSTFD GAME ON FOI I!
lie Japan Gazette says, under the
beaming "A Yachting Challenge from
A representative of the Hawaii Tacht
:iub, Mr. H. E. Walker, is in Yoko
hama on a visit, and comes armed
with a challenge to the yachtsmen of
Japan. The Honolulu yachtsmen have
heard that Yokohama has some clever
-designers and sailors of yachts and
therefore wish to engage them in
friendly contest. Mr. Walker says
they are willing to put up a Y. 1,000
cup to be annually competed for and
4f Yokohama will take up the idea the
yachtsmen here can have the Drefer--ence
In the conditions. The idea is for
Yokohama to fix the size of the boat,
say, . one with something like 25 feet
water line, and Honolulu will build one
to meet conditions. The Yokohama
hoat could be taken over on one of
the liners next year and if it won, then
Honolulu would send a boat the fol
lowing year to try to win the cup back.
The round trip from Yokohama should
not consume a month.
Mr." Walker is very enthusiastic over
his proposal and is interviewing local
yachtsmen on the subject. He is the
owner of a pretty yacht, the Defiance,
about 18 feet water line, that is the
champion in Hawaiian waters. She
recently won a 22 mile race, before and
on the wind, with about 10 miles to
windward. In 2 hours 20 minutes, and
the boat has carried off all the races
for which she has entered. She is
smaller, however, than the craft sug
gested for the Inter-Island Race,
though at present there are no restric
tions and the matter is" simply being
introduced to sporting enterprise.
A WONDERFUL, BOAT.
Editor Japan Gazette: In a morning
contemporary of the 30th inst. I no
tifce, an article headed "A Wonderful
SJat" and as this article refers to
the . Hawaiian Yacht Defiance. of
which I am the owner, I would like to
say a f;W words about her speed. The
yacht Defiance was built in Honolulu
by the Chas. D. Walker Boat & Ma
chine Works, and is certainly a most
perfect type of the latest racing ma
chine; she was built for speed onlv,
and certainly developed it in a marvel
lous way. Her performance of cover
ing 22 miles actual in 2 hours 20 mins.
is not her best, for she has done a 24
mile course with five miles to wind
ward in the wonderful time of 2 hours
and 40 minutes beating a fleet of rtver
12 boats, and coming in 19 minutes a- I
head of the crack Australian vacht i
Myrtle. Defiance has not shown all her
speed yet, and I am positive that she
can cover a. measured mile with favor
able conditions at the rate of 12 to 13
miles an hour; she is about 17 feet
water line and 26 feet over all, and
carries about 250 square feet of can
vas, and is at her best in about a 15
to 20 mile breeze. I hope this will be
sufficient to satisfy without one go
ing into the calculating business.
Yours very obediently,
H. E. WALKER.
Yokohama, Oct. 30th, 1903.
We do not Question the sincerity of
-our correspondent even in this remark
able statement, but would like to arte
him whether he would be Dreoared to
guarantee the accuracy of the meas
urements of the courses racel over?
A DOUBTING THOMAS.
Mitor Japan Mail: In a recent issue
Of one of your contemporaries, x no
ticed an account of a wonderful time
made by a racing yacht called the ue
flance, measuring 16 feet on load water
line. This smart boat is said to have
covered a course of 22 miles in a race,
of which 10 miles were to windward,
in the remarkable time of 2 hours. 20
minutes. Supposing that the distance
given is the actual distance sailed, and
not the distance of the race as oer
chart, this works out at an average
speed of 9 3-7 miles per hour.
According to Dixon Kemp, the well
known authorrity, a sailing vessel's
maximum speed is approximately L.
W. L. in feet x 1.25 equals knots per
hour. This is frequently exceeded by
modern racing yachts, but probably on
ly by reason of the increase of load
water line when the yacht is heeled
over, at high speeds. On a water line
of 16 feet this formula gives a maxi
mum speed of 5 knots per hour. Sup
posing the Defiance has overhangs in
creasing her water line to 25 feet efJ
fective, that would give a maximum
speed of 25 knots. She must therefore
be quite a remarkable craft to make
an average speed of 9 3-7 miles Per
hour over a course of 22 miles. If
the distance of the race wa8 22 miles
on the chart, ard 10 miles was to
windward, the performance was more
reraarkable still, the speed working out
at lover 11 miles per hour, and aoDrox
ImAting the maximum speed of Amer
ica Cud defenders.
Further particulars of this wonderful
craft would greatly interest local
yachtsmen. Yours truly,
Vokofcama, Oct. 29th, 19W.
i:-''" 'niriTriiwi "in i ""vV..-1
POLO AT MOANALUA
-Photos by Rice & Perkins.
Kauai's s-plendid polo team outscored
the Oahu four yesterday afternoon at
the Moanalua polo grounds, but owing I
to two costly fouls and two safety
plays on the Garden Islanders' part,
the score at the end of the game was
reduced and the game went to Oahu,
5 to 44.
In four periods of exciting and, at
times, brilliant playing, the Kauai
team demonstrated its capacity for
continuous hard playing, magnificent
riding, and the ability to hold the al
most invincible Oahu team down to
an equal score, but it lacked true mal
let work, which practically lost the
game. Several costly mallet errors
on the part of the Kauan;ns at critical
stages of the game, passed the advan
tage over to Oahu. The Oahu team
played with remarkable cleverness,
calling for the plaudits of the crowd.
The celerity of dashes after the ball
at times bordered on the spectacular,
especially when the entire aggregation
of players put spurs to their mounts
on a wild charge across the entire field,
like huntsmen in full cry after a fox.
Kauai had its sympathizers fringing
the field and the Garden island play
ers were given a full share of the com
pliments and applause, while red par
asols, red handkerchiefs and ribbons
made the scene brilliant with color.
The game from start .o finish was
exciting, and from the first play it was
seen that Kauai had changed its tac
tics since .ast Saturday's game, and
its team work was shown to the best
advantage. The ponies' shoes had also
been given attention enabling them to
keep their feet on the turf. The brace
which the visiting team had taken was
shown not so much in the first period
as In the last three. Kauai shutting
out Oahu from making goals in both
the second and third. In the second
period Kauai made two goals, but a
foul and safeties cut this down to one.
In the third period two goals were
made a"nd a foul and a safety reduced
(Continued on Page SI.
SENATOR TELLER BEGINS
WAR ON GEN. WOODS
(ASSOCIATED PRESS CABLEGRAMS.)
WASHINGTON, N ov. 12. Senator Teller has served notice that
he will question the military record of Brigadier General Wood. The
latter's nomination for Major General has been referred to committee.
Senator Teller has long opposed General Leonard Wood and he
has the sympathy of a number of other senators who are determined,
of possible, to undermine Wood in the army. Over a ear ago the
opening of the Senatorial fight against Wood was described in the
following Washington dispatch: "Several Senators appear determined
to make trouble for Brigadier General Leonard Wood. They may
also make trouble for the President, who js Wood's firm friend and
backer. It is said that the enmity to Wood has been developing a long
time. Senator Hanna became very bitter toward Wood because of his
treatment of Estes G. Rathbone, and at one time Hanna threatened to
go after Wood hot foot, declaring that the extravagance Rathbone
practiced in Cuba was the skimpiest kind of frugality when compared
with the way that Wood lived there. Hanna kqt quiet for the time
being, but he is still in a mood to make a fuss at any time, and he will
be sure to do it if Wood ever comes before the Senate for promotion.
Senator Teller of Colorado, the man who brought to light Wood's con
tribution from the Cuban treasury in behalf of the reciprocity agita
tion, is another Senator who has it in for Wood. An agent of Teller
has been in Cuba lately, and it was this agent who dug up the Thurber
incident. The agent is said to have got hold of other papers that are
now in the possession of Senator Teller ready to be used when they will
be most effective in stopping the march of General Wood toward the
goal that he seeks that of general commanding the army of the United
States. There are a dozen Senators who dislike Wood so greatly that
they never refer to him as General Wood at all. but call him Dr. Wood,
which was his title at the outbreak of the Spanish war."
WE GET GUANTANAMO.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. The Cuban port of Guantanamo has
been transferred to the United States.
A TARTAR GENERAL TO
TAKE EIELD IN
The Czar Tells the Kaiser That He
Not Declare War
(ASSOCIATED PRESS CABLEGRAMS.)
SHANGHAI, Nov. 12. The Governor of Chi-li and General Ma
declare that they will take the field , in Manchuria with 45,000 men.
General Ma, who proposes to take the field in Manchuria, is a
well known Clunese army leader. He was a henchman of the Empress
Dowager during the Boxer War and in the latter part of that struggle
was given command of the bodyguard of the court. At that time the
number of persons composing the Chinese court was very large and
the bodyguard was really a small army. The fact that' one "of the
Dowager's favorite generals is to take the field in Manchuria and that
there have been recent rumors from Peking that she would leave the
capital, owing to her fear of impending trouble, may now be taken to
mean that China intends to take a stand against Russian aggression.
THE CZAR FOR PEACE.
LONDON, Nov. 12. It is stated that the Czar assured the Kaiser
that he would not declare war on Japan.
WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY.
SAN DOMINGO, Nov. 12. The revolutionists have notified the
Government that they will not recognize its engagements with the United
Santo Domingo has been in trouble with the United States for
over a year regarding several American claims. One of the principal
claims, that of the San Domingo Improvement Company, involves the
transfer to the Dominican government of a railroad property valued
at several million dollars, and this question was arranged for arbitration
some time ago. The Dominicans have settled several smaller claims.
As San Domingo threatens, under rebel rule, to repudiate the
American claims it may be possible that the rebels have made a dicker
with some other foreign power. Germany recently sent a warship there
to look after her interests. An enormous amount of Dominican Govern
ment bonds are held in Belgium under an agreement whereby the
holders; in the event of a default in payment of mteresu, are authorized
to take possession of the Dominican custom houses and collect the amount
of the debt. Should the repudiation of debts lead to the downfall of the
government there may be an attempt on the part ofya European power
to acquire possession of Samana Bay as a site for a naval coaling
station. Then the United States will be confronted with an extremely
serious emergency which might have been avoided had the United
States Senate ratified the report of a commission in 1871 recommend
ing the annexation of Santo Domingo to the United States.
AGAINST CHAMBERLAIN'S POLICY.
BIRMINGHAM, Nov. 12. Hugh Cecil and Winston Churchill
spoke to 5,000 people on an anti-Chamberlain resolution denouncing
protection and admitting retaliation in exceptional circumstances. The
resolution was carried. ,
DIED WHEN RESCUED.
NEVADA CITY, Cal., Nov. 12. A miner named Evans was en
tombed for sixty-eight hours without food or water. He was rescued
alive bv a comrade but died soon after.
THE FRIAR LAND SETTLEMENT.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. Governor Taft expects to settle the
friar lands question in the Philippines for $8,000,000 instead of $14,-
A CUT IN WAGES.
FALL RIVER, Nov. 12. The wages of cotton operatives here
have been cut ten per cent. Similar action is looked for elsewhere in
SHIPS LAYING UP.
LIVERPOOL, Nov. 12. Owing to the scant demand for sailing
vessels it is proposed to lay up a number of French, German; and
WINTER SETTING IN.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 12. Gales and snow in the Northwest
have prostrated the telegraph lines and impeded traffic on the railroads.