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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T.f SATURDAY. MARCH 7, i908
What js Best for Maui
Is Best for the News
The Practical in Place of
Tho teachors of the Wailuku nml
Makawao districts hold their, bi
monthly convention in tho assom
.' bly room of tlio Wniluku school on
-V . Friday, February 28th, 1908. Tic
'V sident W. I. Wells called the nioct-
ing to order. Some thirty teach
ers were present to answer to roll
' call, which had to be omitted, as
., - tho secretary, Mr. Dolini, was not
on hand, ho havingoloft the service
. of the Department.
All joined heartily in the sing-
ing of "America," after which Mr
Copeland rendered Lange's Flower
Song as-a llute solo, accompanied
by Miss Marshall on the piano.
Owing to the absence of the
secretary, the minutes of the lns-t
meeting were omitted, and Mrs.
McKay read a thoughtful and care
fully prepared paper on tlio topic
of Spelling. Constant drill, com
bined with phonic exercises, are
necessary to produce 'satisfactory
results in this subject. The dis
cussion on this paper indicated that
the teachers generally were agreed
that Mrs. McKay's ideas were cor
rect. In a paper entitled "Nature
Study'' Miss McCann indicated
how the proper presentation of
' ' that subject would correct some1
prevalent superstitions, after which
Miss Daniels read an interesting
j . paper on "Oral Work in Study."
Mr. Copeland performed a few
. "Simple Experiments in Chemis-
try" which demonstrated some
elementary principles regarding
the composition of, the air, the
, effects of breathing, the properties
of carbonic acid gas, iSrc.
Miss Peplowski read a paper
entitled ."The Cow," showing how
the hiain facts concerning the graz
ing industry might be taught to
s ' Under tho title, "Heading in
- ;,- v Grade IV," Mrs. Sabey illustrated
iher methods of presenting a read
,ing lesson. A discussion following
this paper seemed to indicate that
': ; 'the teacher, should aim at a reason-
' ' ' ablbidegreo of accomplishment on
' - frthirpart of the pupil, rather than
at absolute prefection
.Normal Inspector II. M. Wells,
' in an able paper on "Denominate
Numbers, maintained that useless
tables ought to be disregarded, and
, no measuro should be taught with
out first presenting that measure
to thopupil objectively. He show
ed that many units of weight and
.volume may be made by tho teach
er, and explained how the objective
, method of presentation avoids
Recommends Street Im
The Wailuku District Improve
meiit Association held its monthly
meeting Thursday evening at the
Wailuku Court house. President D.
II. Davies presided while Secretary
Chas. Wilcox took down the acts of
After the reading of tho minutes
and their approval the secretary
read a letter from chief clerk Conk
ling of the Secretary's ollico in
which he said the Carnegie Library
Committee had refused to do any
thing for any city in tho territory.
Secretary Wilcox reported having
written to headquarters in Pitts
L. M. Baldwin reported that
Road Overseer Somnierfeld had put
the odorless excavator to use and
that the same could he obtained by
applying to that ollicial.
II. M. Coke called the attention
of the Association to the. fact that
a small part of the sidewalk near
A. Enos store, had never been con
structed of concrete and remained a
disgrace to the town. He moved
the appointment of a committee of
three be appointed to wait on the
County board with the object of
having this much needed improve
ment undertaken at the earliest op
portunity Mr. ltald win amended
making the committee consist of
ono member. II. M. Coke was ap
pointed. II. M. Coke suggested that a com
mittee be appointed to devise ways
and means of entertaining Governor
Frear during his visit to Wailuku.
Rev. W. Ault thought the im
provement Association should not
entertain the Governor hut that the
citizens should. The Association
finally passed a resolution request
ing the Sheriff to issue a call for a
citizens meeting to consider (he
matter of providing for the enter
tainment of the Governor while he
The call has lcen issued by the
Sheriff and the meeting will take
place at the Court houe Monday
wasting time on obsolete or foreign
systems of weights and measures.
The discussion on "School Gar
dening" led by Mrs. Austin did not
evoke any great quantity of en
thusiasm. Apparently the Waihco
school will have few competitors
for the Bulletin's prize in this dis
trict. The meeting came to a close
about 2:30, and tho teachers dis
persed, feeling that their session
had been both interesting and profitable.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU
' Clms. M. Cooke, President W. T. Robihscn, Vice-President
C. D. Lufkin, Cashier
11. A. Wadsworth, Director D.TJ. Case, D.rector
SIXTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
at tile close of business, December 31, 1907
Loans and Discounts $138,280,5
United States Bonds 16,500.00
Premium on U. S. Bonds 450,00
Other Bonds (quickly convert) 42,850.00
Cash and Due from Banks 43,280.15
Banking House, Ftirniture.etc 7,050.00
Due from U. S. Treasury 825.00
Capital Stock $ 35,000.00
Surplus and 1'rofits ' 20,821.29
Due to Banks 14,346.16
Dividends Unpaid 1,400.00
TERRITORY OP HAWAII, )
COUNTV Ol' MAUI, C
I, I). II. Case, 2nd Vice-President of the above named bank, do solemnly swear,
mat Hie anove Siaicmeui IS true 10 uie uesi 01 my Kiiuii:um; unit ui-iii-i.
I). II. CASE, 2nd Vice-President,
c J. GARCIA, Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit
Yacht Committee Regrets
The News recently took up tho
complaint of certain Maui ball
players that when thoy were in
Honolulu to see the Coast ball
players they were refused admis
sion to the yacht "Hawaii" for
which reason they refused to play
lame lor tne
f . . .
was being promoted ny
Kirkland and Captain W.
At the time the games were to
be played great interest was shown
in the ball games and the public
hero wore willing to pay extra ad
mittance to sec the games as the
boys were in good form and were
so well matched that the result of
the games was a much discussed
subject while many, were equally
interested in the yacht.
From the statement of the com
mittee it would seem that the Maui
br.ll players were not slighted bv
any authorized- paiv
i lie discourtesy ot some ono no
in authority should not have been
charged against the committee.
Honolulu, T. II. Feb. 28, 1903.
Editor "Maui News":
It has come to the attention of
the Trans-pacific Yacht Committee
that a certain delegation of your
people, with the purpose of assist-'
ing in. tho construction of the Yacht
"Hawaii", called at the construct
ing shed and were refused admis
sion. This matter was taken up at this
committee's last meeting, and as
Secretary, I have been instructed
to address you, hoping through the
medium of the Maui News, to clear
away any unintentional offense.
We have been unable to locate who
these people were.
Messrs. Soronson it Lylo deny
having refused admission to any
one, and no one from Maui has
mado application' to any member
of this committee. When construc
tion was started on this Yacht
there woro lying near by two large
coal steamers discharging freight.
At the noon hour tho etevedoTcs of
this work would crowd into the
small shed and practically assume
complete possession of the place.
This become such an anuoyanco
that tho builders were obliged to
post a "No admittance excopt on
1 ins notice was touovcu, im
mediately upon the departure of
theso coal steamers. It might have
been that your people called dur
ing the time this notice was there
and seeing that mado 110 effort to
inquite of any one in authority for
permission to enter the shed and
inspect the work.
Wu simply offer this, as a possi-
blo answer to tho refusal. Wo aie
positive that nobody would daro to
keep any 0110 from inspecting this
boat, more particularly as she is
absolutely public property. We
aro encouraging people, inviting
them, and not driving away fnend.i,
This committecare much concern
ed over this, and form their (know
ledge and careful attention to the
work, aro satisfied tliaf no direct
refusal wns convoyed.
It has occurred to us to suggott
through you to your people, tlint
by some combined ettort tuo name
"Wailuku" bo inscribed on somo
conspicuous part of this Yacht.
For instance, the companion
hatch, a most beautiful piece of
Continued on Page 6,
Mam Mas a
Less Rainfall This Year
The oldest residents of Maui have
never known such a dry winter as
the one just closing.
Few have .kept an accurate record
of the rainfaU except the Wailuku
Sugar company wKbso record for the
past 20 years for the months of
December, January and February
wc give below
The lack of rain has caused much
loss on some of the stock ranches
and has interfered to a great extent
with the manufacture of sugar on
this plantation where the shortage
of water has piade the (luiuing of
cane very difficult.
Had constant rains in the moun
tains prevailed as has been usual no
erious results would have been ex
perienced as dry weather in the
fields with full ditches is the ideal
condition for the m-owine of cane
and the manufacture of sugar but
with insullicent water from the
mountains the conditions are worse
than heavy rains on the lower
The record of tho Wailuku Sugar
Company is accurate and will be of
interest to many as it shows tho
rainfall for the three months just
closed was lower than at any time
during the twenty years past.
RECORD OF RAINFAU,.
Year Dec. Jan. Feb. Total
18S7-SS 2.00 .83 7,07 9.90
1SSS.S9 2.79 1.55 3.22 7.56
1SS9-90 2.76 4.31 6.56 13.64
1590- 91 5.70 3.90 .99 10.59
1591- 92 .09 10.20 3.24 13.53
1S9293 4-75 1.27 'o.3i 16.33
1893-94 2.05 .95 3.71 6.71
1S94-95 2.52 2.C3 S.86
1895- 96 2.32 6.27 .So 9.39
1896- 97 6.19 1.09 7.2S
1597- 9S 2.34 1.06 6.77 10.17
1598- 99 4.56 .11 1.54 6-21
1899- 00 .72 2.53 4,82 S.07
1900- 01 1.05 3,60 23.00 27.65
1901- 02 3. 63 1.75 2.5S i.oi
1902- 03 6.95 6.38 4.20 17.53
1903- 04 1.24 5.24 21. 1 S 26.26
1904- 05 6.94 3.15 .99 n.oS
1905- 06 2.10 6.00 ,4-5 8.52
190607 10,14 12.96 0.68 31.78
1907-08 .53 .67 .63 :,83
Average for 20 years '2'9535 in.
Catholic Ladies .
Give Successful Dance.
The concert apd Leap-Year dance
given by the Catholic Ladies' Aid
Society at the Knights of Pythias'
Hall last Saturday evening was a
very successful affair, financially
The Music by the orchestra led
by Mr, Geo. 15. Schrader was very
well applauded and the members of
the orchestra are deserving of
special mention for their efforts in
providing the town with a musical
organization of its kind.
The singing by Mrs. Marguerite
Field, ?uiss N. Lazarus, Rev. W.
Ault and A. Garcia was also well
received as was the trio on the
piano by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Schra
der and Miss Hoffman, and 4ho
cornet solo by Mr. Lufkin.
A comical song entitled "I Live
in I,azy bind," sung by Chas.
Roo, brought down the houses with
1 p. . 1
Alter 1110 musical program was
over the Ixap Year daneo started
and lasted till midnight. At about
eleven o'clock coffee and sandwich
es woro abundantly served.
Tho ladies of the Society are
j , . , tip ,1 .
inanKiui ior uie assistance given
them by the general public.
High School to be Named for Martyred Presi
dent. Japanese Lepers may be Returned.--Japan
and China may Fight.
(SPECIAL TO Tim MAUI NEWS.)
Sugar 9G deg. test 3.89. Beets 10s 3d.
HONOLULU. March 0. The High School gets tho McKinley
memorial fund. The school will be named tho William McKinley
High School. It will bo urged that as Wailuku and Hilo'havc race
tracks the land included in the assets of the oonnnittco bo turned into
a park. The school will have a statue of the martyred President and
a library named for him.
A mysteruous tire occurred in Palama last night. Little damage
A movement is on foot to send all Japanese lepers back to their
HONOLULU, March G. Thurston and McStocker leave today for
Kona to inspect properties there.
CHICAGO, March (J.- Auerb'ack, tho murderer of Chief of Police
Shippey was buried in the potters field.
BALTIMORE, March G. A receivership has been asked for the
Western Maryland railroad.
TOKIO, March G. If China declines to yield in negotatiations
regarding Tatsu Maru there will be but one course for Japan to persue.
PIKIN, March (5. Japan has refused to arbitration in the Tatsu
Maru case and threatens force in pressing her claims.
OPvMOND BEACH, March G. The worlds record has been broken
by an Italian car driven by Cedrino for automobiles.
The car ran ,'!00 miles at an average speed of 70 miles an hour.
OMAHA, March G. The populists have endorsed Bryan for
IIILO, March 5. Secretary Mott-Smith sent the County Treasurer
$5 for a hunting permit but forgot to s'end an additional fifty cents for
tho stamp on the license.
HONOLULU, March 5. D. II. Case, Maui's County Attorney, has ,
brought charges against Circuit' Judge Kepoikai before tho Bar Associa
tion meeting yesterday. The Bar Association has adjourned for a
week. Judge Kepoikai's defense will be offered at the next meeting.
The Postofiice at Kumuela has been discontinued on notice from
A citizens' meeting was held yesterday to arrange for tho reception
of tho fleet and arrange for food stuffs.
TOKIO, March o. Japan has not sent an ultimatum to China
relative to the capture of the Tatsu Maru. It is expected that China
will release the steamer without further pressure from Japan.
BRUSSELS, March 5. King Leopold has agreed to tho annex
ation of Congo Free State to Belgium. 1
NEW YORK, March 5. Fritchio S.oheff has sued her husband for
TOKIO, March 5. The Peers have passed the Budget.
PARIS, March 5. Tho McKec divorce suit has begun in the courts
The homo of Georue Madeira on Punch-
bowl was burned today.
The trial of the local president of the Mormon Church
Tho ship Edward Sowall is overdue.
Sereno Bishop is ill.
The Knudsens will probably get tho Mana lands as a result of
Jartd Smith's report.
Governor Frear declines to accept tho Rapid Transit schedule.
Winam, a prominent Chinese, is dead.
CLEVELAND, March 4. Over 1G0 lives were lost by tho burning
of a school houso at Collinwood, a suburb of Cleveland.
COLUMBUS, March -L The Ohio delegation has beon instructed
WASHINGTON, March 4. Senator Redfield Proctor-of Vermont
Senator Redfield Proctor was born at Proctorsville, Vt Juno 1,
1831. He graduated at Dartmouth College and at the Albany Law
School. lie was Governor of Vermont from 187S to 18S0, and dcr
.President Harrison was Secretary of War. He has been elected U. S.
Senator since 1S92 and his term expires March 3, 1911.
Maynard ofyCalifomia has been appointed Consul at Valdivostok,
HONOLULU, MntfchjTho Mahogany Co. denies tho statement
from San Pedro that thoHlesrcon tract has beon signed with tho Mattson
A young son of Archie Robinson was poisoned by drinking a glass
of gin for water.
Schwerin conceives a round trip and stop over passao. Ho has
reserved accommodations on ono of his boats.
y COLUMBUS, March -1. Taft is in full control of the state conven
tion Garfield is chairman. Forakor conunitteo men have been dropped.
WASHINGTON, March 4. Judge Wildey cross examined An
drews w;ho is acting in impeachment proceeding before a committeo
yesterday. Thoiq were frequent clashes.
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