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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, i?06.
I'i&lit Ajjntnst Illiteracy.
Several ila ilii-s, recognizing out
pi iflu in llio c fiicicnry of wir public
school system, and the boa sis of 11 is I
country s devotion to tln c ;u i e of
education, ix ire ps some ur:risc
over tho net that in regard to liter
acy wc are still behind live Europe
an nation';, four of them quite insigm
licant. Tlifse countries are (!cr
many, Norway, Sweden, Dinmnrk.
and Switzerland. However, tin t o
lorado Springs Gazette finds comfort
in the fact tl at if it "were not for
our negro and alien population, the
porcentagp of illiteracy in his conn
try woual be just about one half w hat
it actual. y is."
The. census tvuthoi itk's class as
"lllilerate" a person over nine years
of :igo who cm not w rite in English
or any other language. A recent rcj
port of the Census Bureau slates
that in 11MMI the United State?, ex
elusive of Alaska and oth-r outlving
jiossessious, had i, ISO, (Milt such per
sons, or about 1 in hi. This nifans
ltlii.ti illiterates per 1,000 population
over the specilied aire limit, which is
a marked improvement over lKoo,
when the proportion of illiteracy was
113.4 per 1,000. The report, how
evYr, places us hra favorable position
as compared with most European
countries excepting. t hose mentioned
above. As has been pointed out a
tfain and again, the negro is chielly
responsible for these high figures.
If he be excluded, the proportion if
ill'teratps in the native white popu
lation is found to bo 4G. 1 pe" 1,000.
lvgroes the proportion is 414.7 per
1,000, and . for foreign whites, tli3
proportiDii is 128 5 per 1,000. In
1800 the figures for neyro illiterates
were 507.(1 per 1,000; naive whites,
02.3, and foreign-born whites, 130. (i.
Many interesting facts are contain
ed in the bulletin. For instance,
there is more illiteracy among women
than among men. Comparison with
171)0 shows that among men the pro
portion of illiterates has been re
duced from 123 to 101 per 1,000, and
among women from 144 to 112 p r
1,000. Illiteracy imong children is
fl'iown to tie more prevalent in the
.country than in the c ities, being SS.7
in the country and 10.4 per 1,000 in
theciti.s. This difference is shown
to be far more striking in the South
thin in the North, ihe proportion
being 10.8 for the country and 7.8
for the citu s in the North Atlantic
States, and 181.3 for the country
aud 44.!) for tin-cities in the South
Atlantic section . Eut a somewhat
surprising fact brojght out in the
report is that in the county as a
whole there is a lower degree of
Illiteracy among children of foreign
b it'll parents than among th jse of
native parents, the proportion in the
one case being 8.8 per 1,000 and the
other 44.1. This, the report says,
is due to the concentration in the
cities ofthe children ol foreign ex
traction, wheie the educational faci
lities are best, but the New York
Globe declares that the "character
istic ambition of immigrants to give
their children the advantages of the
education offered by the land of their
adoption is undoubtedly a contribut
"The South is still the dark spot on
the educational map of tho country,"
declares the Springfield liepublican,
in looking over these statistics, but,
it adds, ."it is making progress "
Louisiana, leading in white illiteracy
in 1890 with 237.0 illiterates to 1,000
natives, had, in 1900, 1G0.7. Some
of the Southern States and the pro
portion of illiterates in every 1,000
native white children above 9 and
under 15 years of age follow; Texas,
61; Kentucky, 74.7; Mississippi; 77.5,
Arkansas, 110.8; Tennessee, 11(3.4;
South Carolina, 148.4; Alabama, 151.4
Louisiana, 100. 7, and North Carolina,
100.1. In the Northern States the
-figures for the same class of children
1.8, which I jj
are as follows: Washington, 1
is the best record of any state
2.2; Massachusetts, 2.3; Oregon, 2.4;
Wyoming, 3.7; Idaho, 5.9, Rhode Is-
iand, t!.2. Illinois is twenty-fifth in
the list with 0.9. and Maine is tliir -
tieih with 13.(1.
As respects illiteracy North and
South the census Uilletin says:
"Illiteracy is in general greater in
the South than in the North for all
classes of population. Perhaps the
fairest basis cf comparison uetwem North -and a MiiUiir r h.c e.ip'.i a
the two sections is that for native i wealth. The South is, moreover, han
white children living iu cities of -nore I dieapiled hy the m ee.-.-ity of niair.tain
thau 23, 0U0 inhabitants. Id the North iutf separate sel.e.ri for whites and
Atlantic division the illiteracy for . nrocs."
this class of children is 2.1 and in the I
North Central l.'J; in the .-South At j l(in-r on.-, : ::..-i
lanttc division it is IS. 3, aiid it the j
South Ceutral 13.7. In c.m.siJvriu Paper ms pip.-. are uiuon ti-e
tho signiiiei.Sf'-' ef such cotuparisons novelties to b,a r.-p-'M-j, J from Cur
it should 1- 'M'lneinbered thf.t the ! P1'- It api-eais thai p:.pwr can he
"VAN ?YCX'--'! in. r!
ST A N !- O R 1 , I ') it Alio.
"PfilNCSPE lc GALliS"
"GENERAL Atrrnilf' -
"GENERAL APnUU" -
VP T L. V I VI Fi
(Wc also Iiuvc the
unci lOO.) '
Wc !ic:ve in stock an exceptionaUy fine line
of cigars Irported from Cuba, Porto Rico and
TEic.gc cigars are alS staple brands of the
highest grade, and can be had from your dealer,
or if he cannot supply you we will send them
postpaid to any address pn receipt of price.
Fine line of impdrted pipes, single and in
sets; Also smokers articles of every descrip
in proportu n to popuiati.m than the
1 1 v.i na Ci
above broncls pocked
NST-EAKIN CIGAR CO.
F IT T
For Every Purse
WISELL AT 1
San Francisco Prices
KLLOWS' Bl'lLl)L'(i. llO.Vol.L'l.r
As I the inethi 1 ol iiiamifjcUrir.y
the pipes, Manila paper is cut up
int.) st r;
.is whoso widt!
tie length of the pipe tec lion t
u-.td. The paper bands ae then
p.s.'d into a vessel filled with melt
ed asphalt. After coming (nit of the
batli tl e prepared .strip is rolled tini
I'oii.ily and very tightly uri-nnd an
iron rod or pipe whicii serves as the
core and ha the same diameter
wi.i:h ll'.e ga. p;
. -. in...
e Is to have. 1'heJ
s j at ki-J .'
m a io..
in a i mix
in boxes oi
Houso of Staples,"
Y Li Y V Vi
III $45.00 1
i the rifclit thickness has been secured.
After Ihe pipe section which is thus j rial Hoard of 1 minora tion to stcure
formed has been put thrcuh a high I Portnuese ,-ttlers. At the meet
pressure it is covered on the outside , ins; "f the beai d helu yesterday mm n
by a layer of sand which is pressed nti at fs.30 the cable, which was re
into the a.spha!t while still hot. Then ceived early in the clay, was present
the whole is cooled oil by plaelr.jr it j ed by scci ctary J. l Cooke. Mr.
in water. The core is taken out aiul j Atkinson stated that he had receiv
tl:e outer surface of Ihe pipe is j 0d his letter of instructions and
ireaiea wiui a waierproo; com
pound. It is said that the pi
very tljjht and i- cheuper than met
DKVKI.OIT.D AND IKINTKl)
I am jiropaiinl to ilo
tirst, class (levt'lc)
ing and priii! ing ul'
ti 1 m s .
I.'rii'os rcsonable and
satisfaction gua ran
tecd. C " n 1 1 or stnci t r c t c r- to
WtdluUu, M.-uii. 11. T.
A Word With You
Do you know who
painted thoso pretty rigs?
You thought (hoy cainu
from tho factor J ?
No thoy were painted
in Waiiuku by
J. A. HARRIS
Ciii-il Signs n Specialty.
G. H SEE
Market St., Wuiluku.
niY coons fancy goods
MEN'S AND LADIES'
' FURNISHINGS AND SHOES
FA NAM A HATS & CHRISTMAS
CHINESE and JAPANESE SILKS
Liy Every Coast Steamer.
Give me a call.
Satisfactory Guaranteed. ""ff-U
HaAA 60 YEARS'
v V" Thaoc Marks
rf t" Copyrights Ac.
Anvonfl upmllnd a ukrtrh mid decrtptlnn may
qtiirkly ncori!iin our (piiiim tree 'iitlnr uu
itirpiiti'iii is pntbntily pittt-ntaltle. Comniiiiiira
iiiniJtMtnctlyrinultitMitliil. HAfiDBOPK o Put cuts
wwit trM. Ol.k-st hi.'oim'V t"V (H'curuiR patt'iiis.
r.iUMtis tntcott tiirotu'li Muiin A Co. receive
t)ut i.tl tuitUe, wltliout chnrgQ, m t lie
I'lil'illi'ii miy ru'U'iitn,.' s i r i x . J . Tuiii.h, ' a
vi-.ir: fi iMr m mt ha, 7U in-.il tj- tail s.U'ii Ii.t.
KUHIU Co tiewYcrk
Uruuch oilU:o. P St.. Wuhiiimuu, I. c.
Wc will pay $1.50
per hundred for clean
quart beer bottles.
If you have over
one hundred we will
Call for them.
I Maui Wine
'JiicU" To Go To Aorcs,
Secretary of. the Territory A. L. C.
Atkinson has cabled his acceptance
from Washington, 1). C. , of the mis
niou to the A .'res and Madeira is
lands in the interest-, of the Territo-
Cut to any length desired Prompt
BISMARK STABLES CO.lfd,
WAILfJKU, MAUI j
LIVERY, HOARD ?
asi SALES STABLES 1
The BISMARK STABLES
jiroposes to run the Leading Livery .
Staiile Business on MAUI
DRUMMERS' LIGHT WACQNS
Excursion Rates to Iao and Ila'e
akala with competent guides
NEW RIGS- -NEW TEAMS
HACKS, BUGGIES, SADDLE HORSES
AT ALL HOURS
Competent and careful drivers.
F'irst-Class Turnouts Constantly
on Hand. Special attention to
Tourist Parties, bkillful Guides
to Iao and Haleal-ala.
Headquarters Tor Commercial Men
CONVEYANCES MliliT ALL STKAMERS
Wniluku Lahaina Stae.
Leaves Wuiluku dally atl:l?0p. ra.
" Lahaina " at 8:30 a. m.
ANTONB do REGO, - Mgr.
text of the cable for publication. He
stated, however, that Mr. Atkinson
would lose no time in proceeding to
the Azores and Madeira, and if
necessary he would jjo, to northern
Italy to fully size up the situation.
Mr. Cooke thought that Mr. Atkin
son would return to Honolulu about
April 1, at which time the matter of
a suitable person to take charge pf
the work of getting the immigrants
started from the Azores or Madeira
would be taken up and settled. It is
altogether probable that the pros
pective settlers will come hero via
the new TehuautepejfT.'Iai! way across