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Saturday, February- ;
Hon. .1. W. Knlnn. I'itvitlt .litdsr.', WiiUtiHtf
I N K Ki-oln. Clerk Ctiviiit Court, Wiiinilin
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W. T. UoMnsnn, T;ix Assnssnr.
J. N. K. Kmiln, Deputy Axsexsor
W. O. Alkuu, " , "
J. Gross, " "
Industrial Education.. !
Kditqr Mavi News:
As tho newspaper arc now giving
some prominence to the educational
problem In these Islands and advo
cator the Introduction of Industrial
work more generally in the Island
scho -Is, I would beg to refer to
your publication of January 21, in
whim the MAVI JNEW8 heartily en
dorses any movement to tho desired
end, mid would add a few items that
niav nrovclof interest to readers
who are in accord with the progres
siveness of tho suggested movement.
In regard to industrial work as al
ready instituted and now being clone
I in !. sfVnols nf Maui more nartl
g iuioniion is specially uvgea to a communication on ino sccojiu ..,.. llv lpt me slur,rpSt that the La-
page of this issxtet relative to industrial, work in our public schools. iiai,Ui!una Seminary has as part of its
It is simply cruelty to children, especially to Hawaiian children, rCguIar course, work in the printing
to deny them an industrial training in our public schools. A shop, carpentry and wood turning,
purely literary education is of comparatively little value1 to the and more than one Hawaiian youth
majority of young Hawaiians, nd nono appreciate this so keenly has it to be thankful Tor as a means
as the teachers tliomselves. who have the task of training and of starting him on the road to good
educating tho young Hawaiians, And noue can bring about the
needed reforms so surely as the teachers themselves. 'jC'n0
fogy teachers who cannot appreciate what is needed should bo
weeded out of the schools, and A normal industrial school should
be at once established on the lands', to train up a desirable class
of industrial toachors'..
citizenship, Braiding, sewing and
other simpler work has not as yet
been Introduced into tho curriculum
of that school, it is very doubtful
that an introduction would prove
successful in a school of the rank to
which this belongs. It is in tho day
schools, tho every day publio day
school, where this sort of work can
be done effectually and successfully
moral and even from a financial
Sgi While tho reign of Queen Victoria was longer and more glo
rious than any preceding sovereign of England, and' probably
more so than will be that Tit any succeeding ruler, yet was less standioUit.
lor ma rumr man lor ine woman, unit a moiuuiiu uttu stiiuutu i . .. . . T ,,
regard and admiration was lelt. wnatner private me meant as pubUc sci100l has been doing just
an exemplar to the whole civilized English speaking world, so far sucl wori- for t0 iast two years
as its elevating and ennobling ' intluenco is concerned, is incal- anci the result has been very satis-
culable. and it has not lost its meaning with her death. Her name factory. The Principal, Mr. TIenry
and tho memory of her reign will be synonymous with all that is Dickenson, is a teacher of long experi-
1 1. ! : A 1 Al T71 11- I t., 4 1, a miklin onUnnla n A ll r la
Desi in moueru ana mture ci vuizarion, so long as tne tingusn euri'm mi. jjuuhv muwia Uuu
language is spoken, written or read. ' " assisted in the work by a force con-
' isistlitir Ol iurs. naystuiBu, nuns
f Hadloy, 'William Kaluakini and Mrs.
K The only objection which is felt on Maui to the proposition Ura Scrunger,
of establishing a countv irovernment here is that the' Hawaiians The school has a roll of an average
are in so large a majority that they will'fill all the elective offices 0101 hundred and eighty-five pupils
with Hawaiians. That is quite likely, but suppose they do? Has ar" "ll Kruu "B "
.. , , . , , .. . . . , t industrial worK, graauaiea accora-
lt been demonstrated that our Americans citizens of Hawaiian . ' f . . ... ..
i j. -i, i. , -i j 02 i. . t i : ii 'm, . mg to ages. The work m this line
descent wi1! not make good and efhdent executive officers? Their - . f . . ... of
course recently has proved that they are incliriod to be con-1oillini!l mi
servatively progressive in the direction of good government oq trom wi,0h are maiie JnatSl fans,
strictly American lines. To better method of initiating them baskets, school-bags, waste-paper
into the proper mode of p3nducting a county government could baskets and fancy baskets of differ
be adopted than by letting them try their Uand at it, ent kinds, napkin rings, picture
frar,:cs, wall pockets and hats braids,
Tlie'i 6 is no defined oud to the possi
bilitjes in this line.
In knife work this school was one
of the first in which, the work was
introduced by the Board of Educa
tion, when they decided somo years
ago to try the experiment. It in
clude! instruction in the use the
following tools; gauge, square, rule,
compass, saw and jack-knife. The
exercises are of tho simpler kinds
and consist of the making of squares,
circles and other forms that give the
eye mid hand training and.familiarize
the class with tho uses of tho tools
named. The material is inexpensive,
as cijar and era von boxes serve the
purp'ose well enough.
Sc'.ving has been taught in the
S& There is somp complaint, with no particular reason apparent,
about the scarcity of circulating medium on the Islands. Ot course
there is not so largo a pro raavnow as there was sixteen months
.ago, but the scarcity, if iu'ere really is a scarcity, will soon be a
thing of the past. A bill has already been introduced in congress
to pay the f4,0(0,000 of Hawaii's bonded indebtedness,' which will
doubtless pass, darga after cargo of sugar is being sent to the
Coast from' each of the Islands, and within the next six months,
there will be money enough in circulation here to start another
boom in new' sugar plantations. 1
gjji Many English and German manufacturing concerns are being
-driven out of the tsland! trade by reason of inability to cope with
improved American '"machinery and goods, produced at rates
which will not permit of competition.' One lai'sre English manu
f acturing concern which lias ' for many years enjoyed a practical
books the following: prim's Fairy
Talcs, Tales of Troy, Aesop's Fables,
one set National Encyclopaedia, 2
sets Fry's Complete Geography,
Rand McNally Atlas, etc
Can Industrial work be introduced
successfully in our schools Mr. Edi
tor ? Allow mo to submit the case
Inquiry at the Board of Education
regarding the condition ff the schools
qi Maj.il elicited the information that
L,ahainaluna school is the highest
grade publicl school open to publjc
resident on Maui. This institution
is presided over by one principal
aud three assistants, who teach read
ing, mathematics, writing, natural
sciences, geography, literature, his
tory, algebra, geometry, and general
manual training branches.
Tho number of children of school
age on Maui is 1903.
Normal Inspector Gibson says the
reason why more advanced studies
are not taught in the schools of
Maui is the fact that the average
school age is from i to 15 years, and
it takes from one to three years (ac
cording to the teacher), for the
pupils to acquire a sufficient ktiowl
edge of the English language to
Comprehend the present course of
studies in the lower grades, which
are in the main such as reading,
writing and geography anrt some
certain branches of -study connected
with plant life and music.
Another drawback, and a very
seiious one is, that practically few
of tho English speaking children
attend the public schools on either
Hawaii or Maui but are sent to tho
private English speaking schools
such as are located at Hilo aud else
where. This condition naturally
deprives the native children and
those born of foreign parents, con
tact with the English speaking chil
dren to a large extent, and renders
it more difficult for a teacher to
make the average school child com
prebend the course of studies adopt
ed by the Territory.
On the island of Maui there are,
o course, other schools outside of
tho Lahainaluna whero somo of the
pupils are pursuing a course of stud'
les above the elementary work.
The appropriation for new school
buildings has been exhausted, as like
wise the appropriation for repairs,
but tho appropriation for teachers,
salaries is sufficient foi tho present.
W. H. KINO
Corner Main & Market Streets.
Plans and estimates furnished.
WAGON & CARRIAGE REPAIRING
First Class Material pn Hand.
Cabinet Work a (Specialty,
W. H. KING
aAn Invoice of Really
Excellent Spars Trom
30 to 60 feet long.
Straight; free from Knots.
The Hawaiian News
Co., L'd, make a spe
cialty of filling pr-
ders fop all the
i HAWAIIAN ' NEWS
Address P. O. Box 684. Honolulu.
R. R. Co.
monopoly of the tade of the Islands in its particular lines, is school for the last five years and the
planning: to hold its trade' by the establishment of a branch success of it may be seen in the num
'manufactory at Sacramento or some other nvailnblo nnint in perjess articles of clothing that are
v 'vain i. . . . Mill '..T!i I mvwliinnrl ns tlio result, of tho iiv
struction these children nave had in
the art of plying the needle and
thread. Ready-made clothing, from
the baby's swaddling gown to the
more mature hoioKu give evidence oi
i 1 1 ' A - 1 Aflfi .1 At. A. 1-
men of the islands wmilrt unite in" . cn1nomo ,n tQtw e practical uimiy uuu vue u.orougu
. .- 'I naoc nf Ck wrti'L- flntio Thorn la ftlsn
C I'll V V IV ' V I W U UIIJW
Jjjg "Vhpn President McKinley. visits California, can he not be
persuaded to extend 'is trip to Hawaii nei? This is not so
chimerical a suggestioq as it may at first seem. If the leading
other work such as polishing cocoa-
nuf jjlielfs and kukul nuts, resulting
in handsome and bright ornaments
and valuable moreover as island
bric;a;brao or souvenirs.
And npw the question of probable
cost; JQthintf, gentlemen, absolutely
are sold,' the
and bags and all
the thing might be done. The president of the United States
owes its baby territory a visit, and nothing else would give the
executive so correct an idea of our needs and possibilities as a
The luau is differentiating, just as the class of Hawaiians who
give them are differentfflg: Tn given by our bet,t,er class notKJL ThV ats'.
of Hawaiian cities s an aifegeber charming affajr, and is p, true fan, the baskets an
exponent oj q; 4 minaec aqa nospitable people. The other the nroducts of the handiwork of the
kind pf luau, is degrading in its tendencies, and the sqonpr it and child ret. are sold and thus new ma
its givers disappear from the Islands, the better for all concerned, teriaj obtained and the good work
5R It is to be regretted that Chinese labor is disappearing from
the Islands. No more importation of Chinese is allowed, and as
they are constantly leaving, the Chipese, as a race, will soon dis
appear from the Hawaiian Islauds, Already the Chines mer
cnants oi vvauuiru begin to leel the strain, and pne by one they Principal. And now we see the
will have to close' their stores and follow thejp cpuptrymen back range of potwibilities, for the surplus
to China, if the biodus continues, in thlst instance has been devoted to
'' ; buying Supplementary Roaders for
t I the school, and morever tho nucleus
Jq As a matter of public convenience, a post Pfficp should be of a School Library has , also been
'itablished at Waikapu, with daily mail service between that place fn-med which will be gradually en-
and Wailuku, or at loastamail service in connection with the lai'ea as P,e opportunities oner,
Wailuku and Lahaina stage should be arranged, T)e matter
could very easily be accomplished, with slight effort,
goes on, ne clothes mauo oy tne
sew'nrj classes . are ' sold, to the
Stores more frequently m exchange
for tho necessary needles, cotton
and gopds. This is all done and a
halanco is left in the hands of the
And Dealers In
A scene typical and illustrative
the present strike on Maui was. wit
nessed by a number of amused spect
ators at the Wailuku railroad depot
the other day. A number of Alaba
ma negroes had been sent to the de
pot to load cars with sugar
A knot of Hawaiians oh a strike
gathered to watch the negroes work.
Finally one of them proposed that to
the negroes that if they would favor
the Hawaiians present with some
old fashioned down south songs, the
latter would tako their places load
ing the cars. The darkies agreed to
the proposition, and the Hawaiians
threw off their coats and pitched in
to the sugar sacks, while the darkies
ranged up aud favored the toilers
with "My Old Kentucky Home'"
"Suwanee River," and "Way DoWn
South in Dixie," interspersed wi.th
hoe downs, buck apd wings, turkpy
trots and juba.
After enjoying the Impromptu con
cert sufficiently, the, Hawaiians
sauntered away and the negroes lei
surely resumed the task of looding
Expanding the LUriga,
There are various ways of strength
enlng and expanding the lungs, but
the following suggested by . a cor
respondent in tho American Primary
Teacher U not generally known
Tho wiiter says:
"Some 20 years ago I saw at the
London Aquarium a strong man
exhibiting feats such as breaking
ohains by expanding his chest and
his biceps. He stated that in early
youth he was delicate, and had been
almost condemned by tho doctors,
Wilder S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
TELEPHONE No. 1
. R. A. WADSWQRTH
i . . . Proprietor.
Cqnstontly on and
jjJJ The trend of plantation labor on Maui is toward farm-Jetting
of small tracts of cane' land to planters on shares, withA small
monthly stipend. "This will eventually become' tho Universal
method, to the mutual , benefit both of the planteTs and .of the'
plantations. " - . . - . .. .(.' ;
A. fe -f of thp Readers selected by
Mr.' Dickepson for his school are;
Story of Columbus, Story of .William
Peim, The Pygmies by Hawthorne,
Blue'.; Beauty, . Robinson Crusoe,
Gullivers Tpavfls, etc. These will
bo added to i occasion warrants
and more book added to the library
which now contains among other
' fllnger Ale
Celery & Iron
Delivery wagon will visit
Wailuku Mondays, Wednesdays
O. MACl'ARLANE & Co., Ltd,
Pure American and
Beer A Wines
Ice Cold Drinks
Opp. Wailuku Depot
WAILUKU. -. MAUI.
. v i.
Matt. McCann PnoraiEToa
A m erica & Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale and Wine--
Ice Cold Brinks. ,
Lahaina, Maui T. H
W-C Peacocks ft
GREEN RIVER WHISKE
Ushers Scotch V
O. V. C. Special
PABST BEERS, TONIC
Wtxrle Brlziard ft Roger
French Dmndlea tnd
. All Leading Brand -
PHONE 4, - i HONOLULU
BRIDGE 9)TQEET HJtQ, HAWAI
n " n . 1 1 1 . j i. . m a ni
Idling in bed, he had tied a string and Saturdays; Haiku, Tuesdays ouuicu ucci , u. ocaiu
around his chest, and triod to break and Fridays: Kihoi. Mondays C. Carpy & 0., Un Cle Sam I n6
it by expanding his lungs keeping on and Thursdays; Kahului, Mon
tlll-he succeeded. He found he oould days and Saturdays; Spreckels
break a stronger string, and kept ville, Wednesdays and Thurs
ai lp im ne iounii inmseii la every davs
ii,y oiivujsmcuuu, tipeu xt'uui ills
trouble, and ultimately ablo to exhibit
himself . as a specimen of extraordi
nary development and strength,
Post Office Adress:
Maui Soda & Icq Works
Kahului, Maui, T. H.
Tho corrcttpondent adds that ha hps
personally tried this simple system
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Cellars and Distillery, Napa, Cal
Jesse Moore Whiskey
Cream ure Rye Whiskey
Long Life Whiskey
Lexington Club Old Bourbon Whiskej
J F Cutter's Whiskey
Moet & Chandon White Seal Cham
A. G. DICK1NS,