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'HE MAUI NEWS-
-SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1908
San Francisco, June 23. "It is
of slight importance, I assure you if
the Pacific Mail t'ompay docs not
IK'rinit women to smoke in the din
ing saloon or in the drawing-room ;
hut it seems strange that there should
he such rigid rules on hoard ship,
while in other partu of the world it
is so common for women to enjoy n
cigarette, you know."
Thus spake the liaroncss Kirch
ncr Ncukirchen of Vienna, who ar
rived Saturday as n passenger on
lioard the hig steamer Mongolia.
With the I'aroncss, who herself is
comely, is her cousin, Madam Sch
meidel Thuri, a famous heauty of
the A'ustrian capital, and in the
The women are touring the world
alone, and while here for a day are
at the Fairmont. The Harmless is
SJtlio wife of Uaroii Kirchner Ncukir
chen, -an oflicor of the Austrian
army, and Madam Thuri's hushand
is a millionaire mini! owner in Eu-
The Baroness Kirchner Ncukir
chen referred to the experience of
herself and cousin on the Mongolia
They embarked at Yokohama and a
fter dinner, on the first night out of
the Japanese port, the Baroness Kir
chner Neukircben and her pretty
- cousin drew forth jeweled cigarette
. cases and, selecting dainty Egyp
. tians, nonchalantly lighted them
and settled back. They were still at
table and in animated conversation
with those about them.
l'lease, no smoke in inning sa
loon," said a 'Chinese waiter who
leaned over the back of tho Baro
ness chair. "Smokee sinoke-looni,"
added the boy, with a grin.
The women tossed the cigarettes
into the "email black" cups without
a murmur. A minute later they
withdrew and went up into the mu
sic room, where purple rings and
wreaths soon decorated the atmo
sphere. The Chinese boy still fol
"No smokee in the music-loom,"
said the slant-eyed Nemesis. IIo was
obeying orders that no Anglo-Saxon
would have olicyed after a glance at
the charming devotees of the weed.
They turned in mute surprise and
, sought to freeze their tornientor,"'iut
he smiled blandly and slipped away.
Not a man passenger on the Mon
golia but would have gladly kicked
the poor Chinese.
In all the rest of the voyage not a
cigarette was seen in the jeweled fin
gers of the fair Austrian. They ta
booed the company of the sensitive
ones anil enjoyed many a smoke in
their stateroom, and, sometimes, of
an evening, at the rail.
The Baroiiess Kirchner Neukir
cben said so yesterday, and the be
autiful Madam Thuri said so, too,
without the faintest coloring of her
"We are accustomed to smoke
whenever or wherever we feel like
it,'" they said, "except, of coursi
in the dining saloon or drawing
room of American steamers."
A FEW DEFINITIONS.
Many children are so crammed
with everything that they really
In proof of this, read these veri
table-epeciuiens of definitions writ
ten by public school children:
"Stability is taking care of
"A mosquito ia the child of black
and white parents."
"Monastery is a place for Mon
sters.'' "Tocsin is something to do w ith
"Expostuation is to have the
"Cannibal is two brothers ' who
killed each other in the Bible."
"Anatomy is the human body,
which consists of three parts, the
head, the chist and the stummick.
The head contains the eyes and
brains, if anv. The chist contains
the lungs and a piece of the liver.
The stuinniick is devoted to the
bowels of which there are five, a,
e. 1. o. u, and sometimes w and
y," Literary Digest.
Taxes Coming in.
Honolulu, July 1). Collector of
Internal Revenue W. F. Drake and
his ofliee force are engaged at this
time in receiving the siieeiul taxes
lue at this period. All special inter
nal revenue taxes are due, and li
censes renewable July 1, and dealers
have the month in which to pay
them. They are coming in very
rapidly, and the indications are that
the receipts this year will be alxmt
the same as last year from this
source. There are very few new ap
plicants coining in and there are no
indications that many will not be
There are two concerns that are
contemplating the manufacture of
sake. The Honolulu Brewing & Malt
ing Company is one, and the Japa
nese concern that is planning a sake
brewery in Pauoa valley is the other.
Both have made application to the
Internal Revenue Department to
know whether Judge De Haven's
lecision in the celebrated sake case
involving the classification for cus
toms purpose, declaring sake a wine,
will affect the classification the in
ternal revenue department has al
ways given it, as a beer, or not. The
reply in both cases has Wn that it
will not, that the department still
lolds the manufacture of sake is a
brewing process ami subject to the
internal revenue laws regulating
"Doctor," said Mr. Anders,
"sometimes my mind is a perfect
blank, and my memory costantly
fails me. I wish you wpuld treat
"I will. But in view of the
peculiar nature of the case, I want
inv fee in advance."
A CiOOD SECOND.
"Will my husband live. doctor?"
"Well, madam, if he doesn't he's
come mighty close to it." Judge.
The Maul Do you believe it's
unlucky to get married on a Fri
The. Abominable Bachelor Cer
tainly. Why should Friday be an
exception? "Black and White.
THE YOUNG IDEA.
The following-are specimens of
some absurd and amusing answers
made by school boys and school
girls in examination papers:
'Iron is grown in large quantities
for manufacturing purposes in
Q. Befine the first person? A
A parallel straight line is one
that when produced to meet itself
must net meet.
Blood (insists of two sorts of
corkscrews red corkscrews and
Asked to explain what a but
tress is, one boy replied: "A woman
who makes butter."
Teacher's dictation- "His choler
rose to such a height that passion
well-nigh choked him." Pupil's re
production: ''His collar rose to
such a height that fashion well-
nigh chocked him."
Gravity was discovered by Isaac
Walton. It is chiefly noticable in
the autumn, when the apples are
falling from the trees.
The Diet of Worms is the grub
that blackbirds and thrushes feed
ou. ;'Harper's Weekly."
"I'm gunning for railroads," an
nounced the trust-buster.
"Then come with me," whisper
ed the near-humorist. '"I can show
you some of their tracks." ''South
Knicker There are plenty o"f
books telling how to save life while
waiting for -the doctor.
Boeker. Yes. What we need is
one telling the young doctor how
to save life while waiting for the
patient. Harper's Duzaar.
Cleveland's Will Gives
Widow Bulk of Estate
New York, July 2. The will of
Urover Cleveland has been tiled
with thrt Surrogate of Mercer
County, New Jersey, and will In
probated within ten days, when
Mrs. Cleveland will come to Prince
ton from her mother's home in
Tumworth, N. H. where she has
been staying since the former presi
The amount of the estate could
not be learned, but it was stated
to day that il was larger than hit
herto supposed and would provide
most comfortably for Mrs. Cleve
land and the children.
Mr. Cleveland drew the will him
self and arranged that the bulk of
; the property should go to his widow.
"I am tired of seeing tint ever
lasting mackerel brought in for
breakfast,'- grumbled a boarder,
,fand I intend to speak to the land
lady about it.'' Some of his fellow-
victims applauded,, but most of
them doubted his courage. The
uiatter was under discussion when
the landlady appeared. "Miss
Prunella," began the bold boarder,
1 was about to say in regard to
the mackerel that we desire a
change." "It's good mackered,"
responded the landlady grimly,
"and there will be no change.'
"Then, for heaven's sake," resum-
eel the bold boarder, "order the
girl to bring it in tail first for a
Mr. Bryan, speaking of his own
political prospects, tells the follow
ing story:' "There was once a cow
boy whose bad habits prevented
him from. receiving an invitation
to a ranchhouse dance. The fact
that lie was not invited made him
angry, and on the night of the
dance he put in an appearance
He was politely asked to leave, and
he did so. After getting his cour
age up he entered the . house (
second time, and again he was ask
ed to leave. He demurred and he
was led out. Half an f h&nr later
he made his third appearance as
an uninvited guest and he- was
thrown out of the door ar.J, into
the yard. After he gathered 1
scattered senses he mumbled ,tq
himself : 'I know what's the matter
with them in there. They don't
want me." '
"I am told that your husband
plays billiards every night at the
clubs plays for money, too," said
the anxious mother to her newly
married daughter. "That's all
right, mother,'' cheerfully respond
ed the young wife. "He gives me
all his winnings " "What?
Do you '' ''And he alway
plays with Mr. Nextdoor." "What
difference can that make?" "Mrs
Nextdoor makes her husband give
her his winnings too,- and she gives
the money to me and I hand her
what my husband won from hers
and so we both have about twice
as much money as we could get out
of them otherwise."
A Washington man, while visit
ins a friend s place in lrgmia
became much interested in his ex
periments in fruit culture. On
day the visitor was making the
rounds of the place, being in charge
of the friend's young daughter of
ten. who acted os guide. "1 his tree
seems to be loaded with apples,"
observed the Washington, indicat
ing a particularly line specimen.
"Yes, sir," assented the little girl
"father says this is a good year
for apples," "I ain glad to hear
that,' said the visitor. "'Are all
your trees as full of apples as this
one?" "No, sir," explained the girl,
"only tlie apple trees."
ICE CREAM PARLOR
Orders taken for ICE CREAM,
FRUITS NUTS, CIGARS.
Ice Cold Drinks Always on Hand
Market St. : : Wailuku. Mau
s Manual Training in
Schools Worth While?
According to Mr. George Frederic!
Stratton, in Cossier s. Magazine for
June, the father, the taxpayer, and
the employer of labor are asking,
What is it all Tor, this manual1
training.' w ith its expensive equip
ment, its special teacher", and its
special teachers, and its demands
upon the hoy's time?;" and the
question is growing insistent. The
school authorities do not regard
manual training as a preparation
for an industrial career. At a
school superintendent remarked at
a recent meeting of the National
Society for the Promotion of Indus
trial Education, "We are not teach
ing a trade;we are training the
faculties of the children, training
the observation, the imagination,
the will, etc ", This view of the
teachers is a subject of comment in
a report of the Massachusetts Com
mission on Industrial and Techni
The wide indifference to manual
training as a school subject may bo
due to the narrow view which has
prevailed anion? its chief advo
cates. It has been urged as a
stimulus to other forms of intellec-
tuiil effort, a sort of mustard re
lish, an appetizer, to be conducted
without any industrial end. It
has been severed from real life as
completely as have 'he otherschool
activities. Tlufs it has come about
that the overmastering influences
of school traditions have brought
into subordination both the draw
ing and the manual work.
This criticism of drawing, it may
be said in passing, is only too well
founded It is an absolute nces-
sity for the workman of today to
be able to understand the detailed
drawings of the work on which he
may be engaged, be it a locomo
tive, a railroad trestle, or a factory
building. The only way in which
he can acquire such understanding
is through a course of strictly me
chanical drawing: yet in a large
majority of the schools in which
manual training is taught the
pupils are allowed to devote time
which ought properly to be given
to mechanical drawing to freehand
It is undoubtedly the fact that
'a great many instructors regard
manual training in itself as a gold
efi opportunity for the dissemina
tion of a largnr understanding and
appreciation of art." This prob
ably explains the rule, in force in
most schoolii where manual train-
inn has beeix introduced into the
eighth and, rjin'h grades, which re
quires every , pujiil to give some
time to the subject, even though
he may bo intehjieq for a clergy
man, a physician, "of" a lawyer.
Light is thrown t)n the status of
manual training in tne'high-schoola
by a report of Prof. P..1 Dallou.
of the University of Ctiifcinnati.
He found that of 207 higlWWrWWls,
150 permitted students to ekcttii
course, while forty-eight )na?le h
compulsory. Further, that fortyV
eight gave two hours a week to such
work; 10(3 one and one-half hours;
sixty-eight one hour; and BS
little as twenty-fife ininutes'jiv' '
There is at the present timq. an
increasing demand for bright, weft
trained young mechanics, wich
cannot be supplied. .
The railroad manager nedf
more trackage, mure rolling stock,
; lW yri facilities, are can,.
not secure them. . . . The men
to build the locomotives and cars
and to meet the rapidly increasing
demands of -til manufacturers arv
still in enibrj-o. One of the largest
contractors in New England, in a
recent speech, said: "It is, in my.
opinion, useless to look tor any re
lief from the manual-training sys
terns in the public schools as at
In so little estimation U the pub
lic-school manual-training coins
held by manufacturers that tl)4 J joung Men's Chris jan Association
manager oi a largo plant, whu-ft'and the correspondence-school
there aso more than 200 appreBnl'jases shows that they are almost
tices, being asked if any time f was, jjitho.ut exception, young workers
credited to hii'h-school pupil, ynjalready in their several trades.
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his apprentic course, replied em
phatically: Not-a day! How much could
we allow them, in justice to the
others? The total time they put
in on a two years' course in the
school is not ovlt 100 houi,s,--just
about equal to three weeks of our
time, and it is doubtful tc me if
they have learned as much in that
long drawnout stretch of tuition as
they would learn in three straight
weeks in ou shops.
In many of the cities the prob
lem has been taken up by the
boards of trade, and the business
men have been called upon to
make suggestions; but "so far, all
is chaos." It is. moreover, proved
bv statistics that the high-schools
do not furnish material fur me
chanics to a degiee that makes
manual training there worthwhile.
It was found tha of 2300 graduates
who had been obliged to take man
ual training, only 6 pur cent, had
taken up mechanical work.
The proposal has been made that
appropriations should be made for
post-graduate courses in manual
training for grammar-school gra
duates. To tins there is a serious
Such thorough training cannot
i given without the continual use
of material; and usless a market
can' be found for the products,
which is very doubtful, the expense
of such material, added to the ex
pense of furnishing tools and
equipment and competent instruc
tors, would b$ greater than muni
cipalities woujd care to incur. It
ivould undoflbtedlv arouse the an-
agonism of the taxpayers.
Thers are, however, two existing
iietb.odi.ol industrial and techni
cal education which have such ex
cellent records of success that they
lioein to indicate a solution oi me
auestioas, "Who to train?" and
.IIo to train?" These are the
Go'irtiea of the Young Men's Christ
bit Association and tho correspon-nee-school
A study of the personnel of the
men who comprise the
Wm. Ilenning, Vice-Pre9.
R. A. Wadsworth, Director
H. J. Morvay, Asst. Cashier
on AH Parts of tho World.
They have gone direct from the
grammar schools, and sometimes
from the high schools, into indus
trial occupations, and the desire to
become better menhasdrawn them
into the classes mentioned. Here,
then, is the true material, and the
finest of. mateiial. Young, bright,
enthusiastic men. . . . devot
ing two or three evenings each
week to real endeavor at self-improvement.
. Such boys and raeu
are worth while. ,
The superintendent of a great
machine shop Bay :
The best men I have are the few
who have taken those eveuir.g or
correpondence courses while work
ing in here daily. . . . They
have character, too! A man in
different to his future and to his
work won't study nights. These
nighttudents make good men and
true, every time! The American
Review of Reviews.
loot of Old Moors is
Unearthed in Portugal.
Lisbon, June 27. Portugal is
apparently rich in hidden treasure.
Some months ago a buccaneers'
hoard of gems, doubloons and
pieces of eight was discovered in a
cave on the seashore.
The latest treasure trove is at
Sierra Daire, in the south, where
an underground Moorislr strong
hold has been revealed, dating from
the expulsion of the Moors from
Europe in the middle ages.
The cavern is not only a treasure
house but an armory and a cata
comb. It contains great stores of
gold and silver coins, quantities of
ancient weapons s words, scimetars
and daguerj, some of them richly
jeweled and hundreds of skele
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