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2i The Advertiser is to bo commended for the conservative- tone
vriiicbit li is adojitccU relative to political matters. Its tacit ap
proval of tilio policy marked out by the News, two years ago, will
prove very effective in consolidating tin better elements of Hawaii
iw loan! polities.! h Bulletin, which unmercifully quizzed the News
Swo years- ago, has long since seen the error of its ways, nn-d for
some time past has boon st mdiug shoulder to- shoulder with the
News in, the matter of consolidating: f r good government. Hie
Hawaii lierald is all right on the proposition K and the Hilo Tribune
is mellowing. The Independent has been all right all the time,
and the bright little Hawaiian. Su coming round all right. But
tile-press of the Islands c moot do it all. B ick of them lies a clear
majority of intelligent voters, and it is to them to relieve us of the
ignorant tyranny of Wilcox. Personal ambition is the only "snake"
which a combined effort of the intelligent diss of voters have to
fear, and those who aspire' too much should quietly but firmly be
shelved, to make room. for good men who are willing: bat not over
anxious for political preferment.
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The oaso with which Hawaii in boys, raised in Wailuku secure
paying, situations, in. all cases where they have received educational
advantages which have fitted theoi for such situations, is the
strongest plea wuich the News cin oiler for the establishment of
well equipped and well manned
There-is-a large number of bright
whole or half blood in Wailuku, for
present public school is ridiculously inadequate. The News,, work
itig alone, cannot accomplish much
ents-and. patrons of such a proposed school,, can unite aud succeed
Cuba failing in her dreams of reciprocity,, may seek to accora-
plish.the same thing indirectly by. becoming annexed as a terri
tory or state of the Union. But it is by no-means sure that the
people of the United States des're this any more than they desired
crude reciprocity. The president
Cuban policy,, as his attempt to substitute Paoterson of Maine for
Henderson, as-the next speaker of the House illustrates,-but the
tinal decision in the matter of annexation does not rest with the
president.- It is and will remain with the people,-through their
representatives in congress, to render the final verdict which-will
probably be against annexation.
J2,lt is a fact which is worth-money, that in the matter ofcorn,
melons, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, oranges.alliga tor pears, cocoa-
nuts, bananas, and by right peaches, lemons and-squashes, Ma"i
stands head and snonlders above
to the verdict of disinterested judges. The people of the Islands
want the best that can be hadr in
and will pay for them. Maui can
of the News has helped to prove
duction of high grade fruits aud
times over for the money, time and space devoted to this purpose
jjjji Since the Honolulu Fair closed, it has several times been re
marked, to the editor of the News, by people who reside on Maui,
that they had agricultural products which if put on exhibition in
Honolulu, would have taken first prizes.- If this be true, and the
chances are that it is measurably
exhibits were not sent on. The
the people was not sufficiently aroused, but the result of the Hono--Uiu
fair has attracted universal attention and laid the foundation
or a good local fair on Maui next
Qt That Maui is to have a successful racing meet on' Aug. 12 Is
now an assured fact, and from the generally expressed sentiment
of the Association, the horsemen
j ( . .'ill. ji
tmng wm De run on ine aeaa square. , this is really mud more
important than-speedy horses. If 'Hilo has a successful race
meeting next yean it will first have to make a - radical change in
the management of racing affairs on the big island.' And if Maui
wants big races next year, they can be had by giving nothing but
clean, square races on August. 12.
j8$ Ihere is not a political party on the Islands which is not com
mitted to municipal and county goverment, . though individually
many dread the experiment. Consequently it becomes a very
serious question as to whether the united aud intelligent action of
the-voters should be for or against county government. If for it,
the- principal weapon of Wilcoxism will ba turned against him. If
against it. "Wilcox and the home rulers will have a walk ' over.
Which do you prefer, gentlemen?
If the republican party in Wailuku wishes to stand shoulder
to shoulder with the republican party in Honolulu, it will have to
wake up and gather its- adherents together There is no particu
lar reason why there should not be a republican club in 'Wailuku
with from 250 to 300 members, and such an organization' here
would go futher to wheel Maui into line for goo'd government, than
anything else that could happen.1'- . '
j! The people of Honolulu have had their financial ganglia pleas
antly titillated by the result of the' Hcmolultt Fair, and have learned
au important lesson in the matter of the da'y of small things. An
annual agricultural, merchants' and mechanic' fair in Honolulu is
a future certainty, and Hilo, Wailuku and Lihue should follow" suit.
The legislature could not do moro wisely than td appropriate " a
reasonable amount to pionrote'anitixial farrS ia'thd Island's,4"-
MAUI BLUE BOOK
Hon. 3. V. Kulun, Circuit tudg, WallUHi,
L. R CronX. .'lirl( Circuit Oourl. iillukt
Judge V. A. McKay Irtst. MnulRtrate, Wuiluki,
" Onm, " " MiikBWiu.
" KuMulullo. " " balmiDU
" K-.ilelUuu, " " Honmmlt.
" Josrpa, " " Han
" Pi limine, " " Klpuhulu
" Mtthow " " Molokui
" KutoohnlabMa, M Lauut
L. M. Baldwin, Sheriff, Watlukii
W. E. S;iffory, Deputy Bhorlft Wulluku
S. Kuluoia " " Maliawuo
C. II. Liifisey, " '' Lulminu
K. Htrm-h, " ' Hiiun
li. Trimble. " ' Mololim
,T ivncini Jr Captulu Police. Wul'uku
II. I'oi p, " " Mukmvm
Win. Kcttnit, " " ' I-nhiilD
K. I'. l.trtM.v. " "
J. K. Wuliinmu, " ' KBlanpapii
W. T. Holilbfon, Tax Assessor, wullulu
J. N. K. Kcolft, Deputy Assessor Wailuku
O. Allien, " "
G.Kiinu, " " Latiiilnii
J. (irowi, " Huna
industrial high school in Wailuku
interesting younq; children of
whose educational interests our
in tnis direction,, but the par
is strongly committed to a pro
w . -
all the other Islands, according
the way of f ruits and vegetables,
supply the best, and if any act
this, and to stimulate the pro
vegetables.it will feel repaid many
so,- then it is a shame that such
only excuse is that the interest of
and the public generally, every
.i mi -. ,
AJdress by C. W. Baldwin.
"Tf aching Enligli to Non-EnRlisli-
Speakiug Children" was the subject
of .i very interesting, ivddress ul. the
normal school yesterday afternoon
by C. W. Baldwin, iuspector fur the
public schools on the island of Hawaii.
The large school room was used for
the weekly iifternoou exercises, and
among those present besides the
corps of summer school instructors
were Superintendent Alatuu. Atkin
son and Secretary C. T. Rogers Mr.
Baldwin's address was afar reaching
and thoroughly written statement of
the conditions eonfroutinif the teach
ers in iiaw.in s public schools, ana
the difficulties of teaching tho- treat
Itnaiority . of non hnglish speaking
pupils to speak and read ii the pre
scribed language wore clearly st
forth, and valuable suggestions wore
made to offset these disadvantages.
Mr. JJaluwu) said the Humect was
one which command the teacher's
st consideration.. Failing in that
they faileJ in all tho rest. In the year
1874 English was first substituted
for Hawaiian in some of tho schools.
In ISrf.i after a period of nine years
ess than half of the schools were
taught in tho English language, and
iu 1894, nine years later, there were
still IS of the schools which were con
ducted in Hawaiian. These figures
spoke for themselves; for a few years
only have the schools been "English"
schools. Previous to this tho strug
gle was to establish the sphools.
That was the absorbing thought, aod
method were lost tight of they had-
to be lost sight of for the task was- a.
great one. Persons were put in-as
teachers who had no qualification
other than that they could speak
English. There was- absolutely no
source to draw from;.evea the qual
ified teacher&from the mainland were
hardly fit to cope with the peculiar
difficulties to be found here. The sit
uation was unique,, for where had
there had one like it before? Aud
where could teaohers be got who
knew what to do? They could not be
found. Prof. Baldwin said that there
is no place iu the world where teach
ers can be found better fitted., in
every way to grapple with difficult
language problems than in. Hawaii.
He taid that teachers whbliad no
special training as such, or... being
ained yet had no experience iu
handling non-English speaking pupils,
should fail to realize, or be able to
cope with, the difficulties of the sit
uation, is not to be wondered at,
when men of talent and education as
supervisors in the past have failed to
find a solution, though they did not
fail to grapple with the problem. The
first English course was published in
1881. In the recent course published
in 1889 the following.under the head
tng of "Language," for first year is
found: "Teach childreu to express
iu English what they perceive and
wnat tney no in the school room, on
the playground,- on their way to
school, -and at home. Train the ear
fifst, and then the vocal orgaus.
etc" Here for the first time a dis
tinct method was laid down, and also
for the first time the importance of
the "hearing of Knguage" is noted.
The other courses did not overlook
the importance of spoken language,
but lack some sure and steady, rueth
' Tho speaker asked ' tho' question,
Was there any difference in what was
done aud 'what 'would have been done
with children--whose mother tongue
was the English language? He, ans
wered in the affirmative. The .burden
had fallen upon the reading with the
result that children who can scarce
ly speak an intelligent sentence or
understand the simplest ' questions
addressed to them by' an outsider,
are reading iu far advanced readers
, "Owing to 'tho peculiar difficulties
of the English language for Raw
aiians," continued Mr. Baldwin, "tbe
question that we have had to face has
been not only a complex one, but
unique one as wen. in a lew years
from now this question of, language
will not trouble us,' for t'lien these
Hawaiians will have made English
their mother tongue. But before such
a time comes we teachers' have upon
our shoulders tl;e responsibility of civ
ing to our pupil a language, yhich
acquired, will mean to them a ctyance
in life's battle the opportunity for
an equality of footing with the whita
uau uepriveu oi wnicn iney must
remain the servers and we the serv
ed. There is, too, in this the opejuing
of the door to a (rue civiliziViori tanaf
tJhe lif tth'g the 'people tcj a higher
plunS.'by giving the'm"c'cess" to"a
literature. Were there a way by
which we could give to our pupils the
English language, and yet you and I,
through igtiorunc-c or wantonness or
what else, did not avail ourselves of
that way, wo should be depriving
these children of things that light
fully belong to them and, yt 8, of life
"That we have signally failed In
this respect in the past needs no ar
gument. Look at the children turn
ed out of the government scnonls. Un
less they have gone to some advanced
school or to places where they must
of necessity use the English language,
they have but the veriest smattering
of that language. Such is the truth
of the bulk of our schools today the
Portuguese and Japanese leave them
with a working vocabulary, but not
so the Hawaiians.
"What we should do, or rather the
need is that we give to these Haw
aiian children and the rest as well-.
who are placed iu our care;- not only
a spenking but also a reading knowl
edge of the language,- a taste for
good litei-alur", but we cannot do
this latter without doing the former.
In timo, a3 T have already intimated,
this question will solve itself, when
these people speak, this language in
their own homes as their ni it :i-r
tongue. But is it for us to go on cou
teutedly with what we are doing. sny-
ing to om-st:lves) 'It will bo all right
hy and by?' Surely, no; far by not
hastening may we not be depriving
some soul of an inheritance that is
its by right?" Advertiser.
Odd Fruits oS Java.-
"The fruits of Java' writes a cor
respondent of the Pittsburg Dis
patch, "form an interesting study in
themselves, there are so many aud of
such strang varieties. The most
common isthe strangest of all. It
is called the durian and grows like a
huge excrescence from the trunk of
a-tree somewhat similar to our pear
tree. The fruit, which is pear shap
ed, grows to a great size, oftea
several feet in length, aud has a
yellow skin, rough like a pineapple.
Tho most remarkable thing abt.ut
the durian, however, is its odor. To
say you can smell it a block is putting
it mildly. A combination of aged eggs
and the ripest cheese could not be
compared with it. Whetryou break
opcu the hull to find what can be the
cause of all this disturbance to your
olfactory nerves and find a great
cluster of snow white kernels which
taste like some strangelv delicious
custard, your amazement is greater
Another strange fruit is the ser
pent fruit, so called from the fact
that its skin is the exact counterpart
of that of a snake. There are tbe
pomoloe, like a great orange;, the
potato fruit, which resembles that
vegetable in all but its Tine flavor;
the custard apple, with a yellow" cus
tardlike pulp, haying a rather decid
ed taste of turpentine; tho poppa?;
like a melon growing on a tree; the
great jacK iruic, or rather a coarse
flavor'; a small yellow fruit, with . an
unpronounceable native name, iu
cased in a great bur like a chestnut,
and a hundred other varieties, with
none but native and scientific names,
same good, some indifferent and some
entirely unpclatablo to any but a
native.The orange is rather a scarce
fruit, but the pineapple aud banana
are abundant and delicious, especial
ly the former. There are mb're'thah
twenty different varieties of bananas
native to Java."
A Virginia statesman in Washing
ton has two boys, about five and six
years old respectively, who are not
such "angel children" that they 'do
not scrap occasionally. ' The family
health is discussed a good deal by the
parents in the presence of the young
Vters, and "the two held to be the
very worst that can be feared are
microbes and drafts. The other morn
ing the boys got into a wrangle.
"Ob,Jyou"re a microbe," hissed the
elder in his anger.
That dreadful epithet had never
been applied to the other before; and
for a moment he was stunned by the
Insult. He tried td come back at his
brother, but at first he was at a loss
what to- say.1' "you- you you're
another," he blurted out at last and
then caught himself. "No you ain't,
either; you aVe a draft!" he exola'm
ef, and the,6CTt''p'Va''cn. SeTroit'
iTree PressI ''" '
ENGINEERS, CONTRACTORS AND
Carpenter and Contractoh
Plans and Estimates
Furnished on Short Notice
Off.ce and Shop in Giles Building
High St. Wailuku.
P. E. LAMAR & CO.
Contractors & Engineers.
We solicit all kinds of construction
work, such as Railroad, Gov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ditches,
Wells, Tunnels, etc., etc.
P. E LAMAR,
Mum, Tech Soc.Pao. Coast,
J. A. HARRIS
Sign Pain ting, House Paint
ing, Paper Hanging and
Estimates furnished and mail
orders for signs on any part of
Maui promptly executed.
SKATING- RINK, Wailuku, Maui
JAMES H. PAINTER
Scientific Horse Shoeing
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES AND
WAGONS BUILT, REPAIRED
SHOP IN OLD J. H. KING
BUILDING, NEAR CORNER
MAIN & MARKET STREETS,
Contractor & Builder
(Formerly Bead Curpebter at Kibei.)
Has located at Wailuktt. Building
Contracts taken in all parts
of the Island. A large force
of skilled assistants always
P. O. Box 63 Tel. No. 293
R. R. CO.
And Dealers a
Wilder S.& Co.
KaMitiil, ' MaUL
Wm. WHITE, Prop..
First Class Wines & LiqudfS
Primo, Seattle & Budweiser
T, B. LYONS, Pkop.
lc& Cold S3tor
ALWAYS ON HAND
First Class Wines ILiplrs
Pplino and1 Seattle Beep
Market St., (Adjbluirig old Meat
Macfarke I Co,
Opposite WailuiM, Depot
Wholesale & Retail Li.juor Sealers'.
Schlltz Boor that made Milwaukee famous,
Anheutier Buscu & John Wieland New Brew.
O. P. S. Bourbon. Rva A: Rnur.miLBh
Old Gov't, Old Pepper & Cape Horn Whiskey,
uunyg pure malt & Tweed's pure malt Whiskey
Celebrated John De war &D.'C.E.'Scotch Whiskey
D; C. L. Old Tom, & London Dry, Honeysuckle
Palm Tree, & Palm Boom Gin1"
Hennessy's Brandy & Australian Boomeran g
Kbfclor & Van Bergens wino & the famous Ingle
hook wines, u. u . Mumm & Co. ex-dry Champagne
We make a specialty of shipping.-
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Matt. McCann Pbophietor
America &" Scotch Whiskey
Beery Ale Wine-
Ice Cold Drinks.
Lahaina, Maui T. HV
Famous Melt Water
The Best Medical and Table'
Water iu the World.
! Bottled only at the celebrated
Bartlett Springs, Lake Coun- ,
ty, Cal., without exposure to'"'
Thousands of remarkable cures '
j have been' effected by this
DRINK IT AT HOME
Sole Distributors for the Territory of Hawaii "
Corner Market and Main St. "
Rainier Bottled Beer,' of Seattle
C Harpy & . Co., Uncle Sam Wine
Cellars and Distillery, Napa, CaJ
Jesse Moore Whiskey ,
Cream Pure Rye Whiskey
Long Life, Whiskey- , ....
Lexington Club Old Bourbon Whiskej
J F Cutter's Whlstey , ...
Moet & Chandon White Seul Cham.
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