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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, MAY 26, t?06.
THE MAUI NEWS
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SATURDAY. ..... MAY 26, 1900
High License to Citizens Only.
Agriculture in Schools The teachers of ililo have petitioned
the Department of Education to furnish them an tzpert instructor
in agriculture, and tools and implements that thej may b enabled
to make agriculture a more prominent branch of study.
With all due respect to the teachers of the rainy city, v submit
that it is not the sphere of the public schools to undertake a com
plete course ia this branch of study nor do we believs it a sound
business policy for the Department to undertake lh schema on
the extensive scale asked for by the teachers tnere.
As a result of the policy adopted by th Governor, which was
made necessary by the extravagance of the past legislatures and
other officials, the pay of tne teachers now on the force was cut
down to such a low ebb that many of the best teachurs have resign
ed, and either left the Territory or have gone into some other field
of labor, or are preparing to leave as soon as there is a better open
ing for them elsewhere; and for the Department to undertake the
further reduction of pay by the employment of teachers toido work
that is not now being don would hastea the exodus of more of
our best instructors, and tend to still further lower the standard
of the system that is about at its lowest ebb at the present time.
The attitude of the various plantation managers throughout the
group has at all times been the most friendly toward the schools
' and such tools as are necessary, for the cultivation of all that the
schools can grow, had at all times bean given to such teuchers
as would make use of them for the mere asking.
We believe the teaching of such nature studies as are commonly
taught in the schools and the practical application of the studies
by the growing of such plants as can be grown with the tools and
implements at hand is as far as the public school should attempt
to go in this direction, and that theyi should leave to the agricul
tural college such instruction as they desire to incorporate into the
common school. While it should be the policy of she State to save
its children a course in the rudiments of education, it is not for the
best interests or the State nor the children themselves to attempt
to do for them what they should do themselves. , It has been said
that the most serious charge that can be laid to the doors of ' the
missionaries is that in their zeal to help the children they, carried
them through all difficulties and consequently left them as helpless
as they were at first without practical knowledge that comes from
self effort and unfitted to meet conditions that necessarily must be
met by all who would make a mark in the world.
The great trouble with our schools today is that they attempt so
much that is useless, that nearly all our children leave school
without sufficient knowledge essential to one who wishes to tran
sact any business or put to practical use that which they have
been given a smattering of in school, and in consequence feeling
themselves above work and fitted for anything else they are failures
through their entire lives. , . ; .
Let all fads be cut out of the course of study and eneouragre the
young people to seek higher instruction in such of our schools as
the Territory is now well provided with, but abeve all things teach
them self reliance. There is no roason whatever why any young
man in the Territory should go without the advantages of a course
of study in higher branches than are taught in the common schools
of the lerritory, but financial assistance is too often fatal to the
object sought and loaves the recipient without a proper apprecia
Won of the same . . '.
Pupils who are afraid to soil their hands, and must have the
rough work dons for them will never be worth the time and money
spent on them. , ?,w.t ,.
One thousand dollars for a license
and the elimination of Asiatics from
the retail liquor business will be the
demand of the Retail Liquor Men's
Association upon the legislature in
an effort to amend the present liquor
law. This was thp policy in favor at
a meeting of the Association at Wav
erley Hall at 2 o'clock yesterday
Authority was givpn at the meet
ing to the chairman to appoint a
committee of three, to consist of him
self and two others, to go over the
old law and amend it suitably to
(gree with the sentiment prevailing
among the retailers and prepare n
draft of the same so th it before the
next election, ntminees for the lein
latura will know what may be ex
pected of them by the liquor interest.
Col. McCarthy presided at the
meeting which was well attended.
The chairman introduced the subject
"As you are well aware the pres
ent law is not the law of the liquor
dealers. It was drawn up by and
for Goernor Carter, and, we are ad
vised, by the influence of his mission
"It suits nobody. My personal
opinion is that licenses, should be
trra.itfd to, or confined to, citizens of
the United States. It may be said
this is not constitutional, but I find
that the supervisors of San Francis
co a few months ago turned down the
applications for a renewal of licenses
made by two Germans. I believe
this courxe has held In the District
of Columbia. It holds, I am inform
as, because it is a police regulation
and may take precedence over the
most-favored nation treaty clause.
"I further believe that licenses
should be $1000 for retail business in
the city of Honolulu. In the country
districts it is impossible to pay 11000,
The island should be divided into
tones. Within a. radius of three
miles from the post office make the
licensts 91UUU, ana beyond that, say
1250. . , v
"I am utterly opposed to the Sun
day selling and saloon cafe business
The Liquor Trade The retail liquor men of Honolulu held
meeting recently to take some action in the interest of their busi-
ness, and onoand all disapproved of the laws that are now iu ex
istence. The laws were the results of efforts of men whose inten
tions were good enough, but whose knowledge of the liquor traffic
was woefully lacking and in consequence no one except Asiatics
are satisfied with the laws as they now stand., In the hope of
doing away with the illegal selling of liquor by unlicensed men,
licenses were granted to all, irrespective of their character, many
of whom are willing to sell to those who should by reason of their
ages not be permitted to be about houses of this kind. In other
words fcr the pitiful sum of a license fee an Asiatic vendor of liquors
may now sell without restriction where he was for fear of the law
constanly on his guard, ;
Liquor is demanded by a very large majority of the people in
islands and while a number of violations of the laws will follow the
restrictions in the business, such as the laws formerly in existence
made, yet the moral tone of the community has been much lower
ed, and the health of the people much injured by the meddling
with the laws by people who know nothing of the traffic they sought
A number of liquor men, including Mr. W. G. Scott, one of the
oldest liquor men of the island, have been interviewed and all fav
or a hign license, and demand the repeal of the the fifth-class
license that is now doing so much ham and benefiting no one,
except a few Chinese, who were formerly selling liquors to a few
without authority to do so.
If the Governor and his well meaning friends, had atttended to
their duties ana let the liquor traffio alone they would have done
While their intentions were unquestionably good, all must admit
that good intentions are only a mild virtue.
TIowpvr, the law Ik so vogue that
those who carry on the cafo 'business
are within their lights. 1 believe we
RhouUI all ch S" on Sundays and if
pfo,ile want tisell liquor on Sundays
there should be an extra license for
hotels to dr business. '
"Thh meeting is now open for the
discussion of the subject and I teleive
t would bo well to obtain the opinions
ol e.icli of those pi t sent."
Major Wolters advised phtponing
the meeting until a large representa
tion of retail men might be present.
He had one about the city the day
before notifying the retailers of the
desire to hold the meeting and
thought there would be more on
liana. However, he said there was
necessity for a strong comtnittte to'
be appointed t,o take steps to revise
the prenent liquor law. Such a
course would be beueficlal to the re
tailers as well as to the community
at large. . '
Mr. Heffermau said he was a new
man in the business but the recogniz
ed the fact that the present law is
unsatisfactory to all concerned. "It
is taking the business out of the white
men's hands and putting it in those
of the Asiatics. I think the law
should be changed. The liquor deal
ers ought to be able to frame a satis
Another retail man said that the
pioper measure was to have the busi
nesi taken from the Japs and Chinese
and placed in the control of white
rren. ."The Chinaman sells a bottle
of beer for fifteen cents," he said,
"and he sells a bottle of wine for
fifteen cents. You canuot compete
with that sort of business.
Larry Due said that he had been
in the liquor business many years and
had been in the islands "a little
"The Jap and the Chinaman take
the lead now," he said, "and the
white man follows them. I am in
favor of having lincenses granted to
none except voters or citizens eligi
ble to vote. I am in favor of high
license, $1000. '
"Governor Carter made a present
of a license to the Union Grill, so you
Continued on page 6. '
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