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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909
THE MAUI NEWS
ntered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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JULY 17, 1909
Automobile Considering the great number of Japanese would
Accidents. be horsemen who are on the public roads at all
times the infrequent happening of accidents attributed to automo
biles enn be accounted for in but one way and that is to the care of
the drivers of automobiles on this island.
The Japanese are pretty fair imitation of the white men in al
most every thing except riding horse back. In this they are hope
less failures. They can neither ride nor con troll a horse and if a
horse can be made to become frightened at an autemobile the Jap
seems to be able to bring that condition about sooner than anyone
A Japanese on horseback almost invariably turns his horses head
away from un approaching auto and then pulls on the bridle and
backs his horso into the machine if that is possible. If an accident
is averted it is entirely the work of the driver of the machine. If
an accident does occur the Jap wants damage for his own culpable
stupidity. We have frequently seen just such acts as we have
described and we think it is about time the public and the officials
should know the true conditions and place the blame where it
In this connection we quote the following from an editorial in
the American Machinist of New York City to show the relatively
small proportion of accidents due to automobiles.
"The entire subject of accidents is receiving a large amount of
deserved attention, but of all the numerous sources of accidents,
a minor one, the automobile, receives more attention than, perhaps,
all others combined. It is in this city especially that much space
has been devoted by the daily papers to automobile accidents, and
while such accidents have deserved all the attention they have re
ceived, the fact, nevertheless, remains that accidents and fatalities
far exceeding in number those due to the automobile pass unnoticed
except when they are accompanied by spectacular features.
"The police records of this city show that between January 1 and
April 10 there were 434 vehicular accidents within the city limits,
of which 102 were due to street-cars. 1G7 to horse-drawn vehicles,
and 90 to automobiles. Looking at the matter in a larger way, the
report of the Board of Health for this city for 1906, the last which
we have at hand, shows a total of 3,871 deaths from violent causes,
not including murders and suicides, this being an average of over
10 per day, most of which passed unnoticed, which they would n.t
have done if caused by automobiles. The explanation of the pro
minence given by the daily press to automobile accidents is un
doubtedly that the machine is a new factor in our civilization and
that the accideuts caused by it are public in their very nature,
added to which is the proper indignation at the recklessness of a
few automobile drivers and their attempts to use their machines
as means of escape when this recklessness leads to serious conse
quences. That such drivers need a sharp taste of the law we
would be the last to deny, and in bringing this about the present
agitation is the natural and perhaps necessary means. At the same
time it remains true that the automobile is not the leader as an
engine of destruction that many have come to regard it, the com
monplace street-car and the horse-drawn wagon, which pass al
most unnoticed, leading it in large numbers as the above figures
The matter has been largely complicated by the improvement
in our streets due to the introduction of asphalt pavements, which
has brought about a large increase in the number of pedestrians
who cross the streets where they should not. In a legal sense the
pedestrian has the right of way on the crossing but not elsewhere
on the highway, and while this is the last reason that can be given
for any lack of care by an automobile-driver, the fact remains that
the prevailing practise lias largely increased his difficulties as well
as tho pedestrian's danger.
'When the ordinary speeds of automobiles and of horse-drawn
vehicles are compared it is at first sight surprising that the latter
should be a more prolific source of accidents than the former. The
result is doubtess due to the superior control of the automobile
driver over his vehicle. The quickness and certainty with which
an automobile may be brought to a stop can only bo fully appre
ciated by those who have operated one of the machines. Hut for
this and for the further fact that it is scarcely possible for it to
run away, the two classes of vehicles would doubtless change
places as sources of accidents."
Officials Criticised. Wo are in receipt of a communication
from a leading business man of Maui severely critising some of
tho Countj and Territorial officials for patronizing Oriental auto
nacKs in preterence to those owned and driven by Hawaiians and
Certain officials are scored for acting as runners for an oriental
auto. Deputy U. S. Marshall Harry Holt is criticised for employ
ing an orientals auto while on Maui on official business in pre.
ference to autos owned and driven by American citizens.
The communication seems to be in keeping with words of criti
cism that are frequently heard on the streets lately whereby those
who patronize chink restaurants in preference to citizen restau
rauts come in for much adverse criticism.
- LA 1 Aa, July 14. The situation is more quiet here. The wife
of the Argentine minister took refuge in the fort.
LONDON, July 14 The House of Lords defeated the bill to require
compulsory service in the army.
LOS ANGELES, July 14. Sammis has been elected Grand
Exalted Ruler of the Elks.
PHILADELPHIA, July 14. Heat killed live yesterday.
Commissioners of Education
Monday, July 12.
If subsequent sessions nre to be
judged by the first meeting of the
Commissioners of Public Instruc
tion this morning, the public will
soon become aware that there are
some "alive wires" on the Board.
In no gentle manner the new Com
missioners criticized the hist Legis
lature, and paid their respects to
t lie lion rd of Supervisor.
It was (lie first session under the
new Act of the Legislature, and
the restrictions thrown around the
authority of the Commissioners
has caused them to break out in
indignation. Commissioner J. T.
Moir of Hawaii did not hesitate to
charge that the ni'W power vested
in the Hoard of Supervisors meant
that polities would sooner or later
enter into the matter. Commis
sioner Aiken of Maui said it was a
backward step of the Legislature,
about all the power the new Com
mission would have, would be to
Superintendent Babbitt, execu
tive officer of the Commission re
ferred to the harm done by the
Legislature in abolishing the three
Normal inspectors. He said it was
a great blow to the work, and must
be overcome by some new scheme.
He then outlined a plan by which
a Supervising Principal could be
appointed, and paid under the
head of a regular principal, t net
as a teacher or teachers, or in other
words have general jurisdiction
over and visit regularly all district
schools, and-regulate the work of
Mr. Babbitt said that when the
Legislature fully realized the harm
they had done, and the importance
of the work the act might be re
medied later, but it was his pur
pose to meet the situation as it was
and handle it to the most valuable
way possible. Inspector Cox out;
lined a detail plan and told of the
conditions existing which demand
ed careful attention.
"I can't see what good the Com
mission is unless we have some
power,'' said Commissioner Rice.
"We are certainly handicapped
by lack of authority to do anything
except in tlw matter of teacher,"
said Commissioner Moir.
Thu general opinion of the entire
Commission was that too much
authority had been given to the
Supervisors, and none to them. As
a matter of fact Superintdent Bab
bitt told them that practically
speaking,, the Commissioners were
an advisory board and their only
authority rested in their control
"From what I have seen of some
of the Supervisors," said Aiken, "I
don't think much of some of their
fine points regarding air, light and
'I don't know what we can do
about it,' remarked Mr. Moir.
"Give us publicity," suggested
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V'UiiiniiPT'iinit'r j 111 1 1 , iiir jHwn 111 1
the press is great.'
Aiken asked: "What if some of
these Supervisors want to put up a
school house anil tell us to put in a
teacher. Would we have to do it?"
Superintendent Babbitt consult
ed Act 100. "The Supervisors
have absolute authority in the way
of buildings repairs and furnish
ings. About all the Commissioners
can do is in the matter of teach
Finally it was agreed that noth
ing could be gained by crying over
spilled milk and Superintendent
Babbitt suggested that a resolution
be drawn up and passed asking all
principals and teachers to submit
to the Board all requirements in
the way of material supplies and
furnishings. Mr. Aiken made a
motion that blanks be sent by the
Board to principals on which to
make requisitions, which was una
Mr. Babbitt then outlined his
plan for a new supervising princi
pal. His office is to lie in the
office of the Superintendent. He
is to be in constant touch with all
principals, and uive instructions
as to certain studies, lesson plans,
and efficiency of schools. One of
the most unfortunate situations
that faces the Board is the grade
conditions Over-aged children
are often fouiul in under-graded
schools, while vice versa is found
to be true. Inspector Cox also
saws that hundreds of plantation
children have bei n found to attend
a half dozen schools in two years,
on account of their constantly
shifting from one plantation to an
other. Mr. Babbitt also has another
plan to make the piineipals in
various high schools, supervising
principals over certain districts, in
this way directing and keeping in
touch with all that is going 011. He
said it would be the duty of the
traveling Supervising Principal to
advise each Commissioner as he
traveled over the districts the pro
gress of the schools, inefficiency of
teachers and condition of grades
The Commission voted to perfect
a system to substitute the work of
the former normal inspectors, at
the January meeting. The Com
missioners were all present as fol
lows: A. F. Judd and Mrs. May
Wilcox of Oahti. J. T. Moir and
Miss Ella H. Paris of Hawaii, W.
II. Rice of Kauai, and W. O. Aiken
Will Give n
Musical Concert and Dance
At Puunene Club House
July 17th, 1009.
Admission 50 cts.
Don't fail to be there
Wanted: Young Cockerels in quan
TO THE PUBLIC
Wc yish to let the public know that we arc still in
the business. Wc have just received a large consign
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
KITCHEN UTENSILS, Etc.
Our prices on many things arc below the ordinary.
This means a large saving in household expenses if
you buy of us.
The Pioneer Store
13. Guerrero, Manager
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU
Clias. M. Cooke, President
I. It. Case, 2nd Vice-President
C. I), Lufkin, Cashier
V. T. Robinson, 1st Viee-Presideut
R. A. Wadswortu, Dire'ctor
A. Aalberg, Auditor
at the close of business, June 30, 1909
RKSOVRCES i LIABILITIES
Loans Hiid Discounts $140,045.53 i Capital Stock
I'onds 72,049.78 I Surplus and Profits
United Slates Ilonds 34,730.00 1 Circulation
Premium on V. S. bonds 25.tKio.oo 1 Dividends Unpaid
Cash and Due from banks 400.00 : Dcositors
llaukine; House, Furniture, etc 6,450.00
5 Redemption Fund.... 1,250.001
E. f). K. .
C. D. Ll'FKIN, Cashier.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
COUNTY OK MAt'l,
I, C. I). Lufkin, Cashier of the ntxive named bank, do solemnly swear that tilt
almve statement is true to the best of mv knowledge and belief.
C. I. Ll'FKIN, Cashier.
Subscribed anil sworn to before me this 2nd dav of July, 1909.
II. M. COKE, Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit.
The Lahaina National Bank
Clms. M. Cooke, President Win. HcuninK, Vice-President
W. L. Deooto, 2nd Vice-President A. N. llayselden, Director
C. D. Lulkin, Cashier V. C. Schoenberfj, Asst. Cashier
A. Aalln-rn, Auditor '
at close of imsiness, June 30, 190S.
Ioans and Discounts S41.924.77 1 Capita) Stock $25,000.00
Cash am) Due from Hanks. ... 29,745.46 Surplus and Undivided Profits.. 1,022 98
bonds 16.00 01 ! I'irruliit ion c.6co.oo
United States bonds 6,250.00
Premium on I . h. bonds 200.00
Furniture mid Fixtures 1,450.00
Redemption Fund 312.00
Dividends Unpaid 875.00
Due to Banks 7,327.0a
TERRITORY OF HAWAII,
COUNTY OH MAft,
I, C. D. Lufkin, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of my knowledge anil belief.
C. V. LUFKIN, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of July, 1909.
II. M. COKE, Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit.
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