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1st -VOLUME XVI
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I Editor Scored
Pupils of Papaikou School
W- Write Interesting Letter.
Tlie pupils of the Pupaiknu school
have written the following letter to
the editor of the Hilo Trihune.
.Tanuury 13, 1910.
In your paper of January 4, you
make an attack on what the child
ren study in the schools of Hawaii.
A few weeks ago we enjoyed your
visit to our school. We feel our
selves under the direct aim of your
fire, for during your stay here we
worked a question in arithmetic
needing n knowledge of "specific
gravity." In your article you say
it is foolish to study such things as
astronomy and specific gravity.
You think it is a mistake to let ns
know anything of the sciences, any
thing hut "hoe hanahana." We
should like'to express some of our
ideas on this suhject.
Our creed is one of work service.
We believe that we arc here to do
things, so that the world may he a
little better on account of our having
been in it. In order to he of service
.we must know alout things we
must le educated.
We know that farming is' the
mainstay of this Territory. We
have many copies of the reports of
the Secretary of Agriculture. That
great man has shown us that suc
cessful farming depends on a know
ledge of many jf the sciences. Wo
want to he fanners, and wo want to
work according to Mr. Wilson's
system. We want to work in the
light of knowledge. We are weary
of this ignorance and superstition
which you would have us bear still
further down the ages. May not
we also clap our hands with joy,
inspired by viewing and contem
plating the wonders of nature?
Must we be here to do only the
drudgery, not daring to look to the
skies during the fourteen hours of
each day we are not required to
work, while we straighten our weary
We assure you, Mr. Editor, that
even our little knowledge of astro
nomy has already done much for us.
We used to plant our vegetables, to
kill our pigs, to trim our vines and
even our hair only at certain stages
of the moon. Since learning some
thing about astronomy we do not lie
idly by waiting for the moon to
grow lofore doing our work. We no
longer fear eclipses, and we arc going
to rejoice at the sight of Halley's
comet when it comes. Why not
allow us also to listen to the "music
of the spheres?"
You would allow us to read, hut
you put a ban on the sciences, his
tory and literature. What then shall
we read? What else is thero to
read? How' can wo ever learn to
read if wo do not read? What is
reading? Wo understand it to be
the getting of the writer's thoughts
from the printed pago. How can
it harm us to read the thoughts of
such writers as Longfellow, Wash
ington Irwin, Dickens, William II.
Prescott, or Proctor.
We are hungry for this food of
knowledgo which makes men wise,
and which alone makes the world
different from what it was in the
darkness of the Middle Ages.
History teachers us that Egypt,
Persia, Creece, Roomc and Spain
were onco great nations, but when
they began to oppress the. laboring
people, in order to satisfy the self
ishness of the ruling powers their
Are Recommended by United
A cable has jiiBt been received
from Delegate Kuhio Kalanianaole
to the effect that the Hoard of Re
viewing Engineers, has reported
favorably on the proposals for the
construction of a breakwater in
Kahului Harbor in the extension
of the present strctuuro to the
American Girl Rock.'It is also re
commended that dredging-bo done
up to within two hundred and
eighteen feet of the present break
water, and that sufficient dredging
on tiie Wailuku side of the harbor
be carried out to form a basin of
ample size, for present and future
This is the best piece of local
news received here for some time.
It is believed that the matter will
be considered at this session of
congiess. If this is done, it is
probable that the business will be
disposed of before March 4th, at
which tilno this session ends.
The recent storms did not do so
much damage to the breakwater
constructed by the Kahului Rail
road Company as was at first
thought to be the case. While the
end of the breakwater was under
mined and a short section next to
it was washed away, the end of the
breakwater still affords some pro
tection to the ships at anchoi in the
inner basin and affords some pro
tection to the vessels at the outer
greatness began to wane, and now
they are but a memory in history.
s citizens of perhaps the greatest
nation of the world today we must
see to it that we don't follow in
their footsteps of bigotry and self
ishness. We want the industrial training
that you recommend. Wo want to
learn the best methods of plowing,
planting, hoeing, and harvesting.
Wo want to learn to use tools, to
become good cooks and housekeep
ers, and to ho able to make our
clothes. Our finger tips are ting
ling with the rich red blood of youth,
anxious to grasp the plow, the ,hoe
the tradesman's tools, the needle,
the broom, and the rolling pin so
that we shall be able
When we're grown to take our
As men and women with our
The day you visited us we thought
that you were a kind man. If wo
knew less about astronomy we might
think that some of tho heavenly
bodies were responsible for tho feel
ing which dicated your editorial.
Sometimes we feel blue- too, hut
when we sing "There's a Good Time
Coming Roys" our skies are soon
clearod and we again feel right with
tho word. Come again, Mr. Editor,
and we will sing it for you.
On behalf of Papaikou School we
Very sincerely yous,
Marian do Aran jo (14 yrs)
Alfred Ignaco (12)
Aid Kanaehole (14)
Delia L. Mills (10)
Lay Ishizaki (14)
The good people of Hilo begarbn cam
paign at the beginning of 1909 to help
Hilo grow. From the report of the Dis
trict magistrate of the rainy city, it
would seem that others are helping the
city to grow too, anil as a result 1 197 per
sous were convicted during the year as
i against 820 in 190S.
WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. JANUARY 22, i9J0
Must Be Encouraged by
Washington correspondents arc
practically in agreement with regard
to the intense interest that is cen
tered in the ship-subsidy hill.
Friends of the measure prefer to
have it spoken of as the ship-
subvention hill. Hut this is neither
licrf nor there. Subsidy or subven
tion, what is sought is government
aid in the upbuilding of our mer
chant marine, and the point at
issue is not whether it shall be in
the nature of a subsidy or subven
tion, but whether we shall betaking
a wise or an unwise course in giv
ing financial encouragement, by
way of bounty, to American ship
ping, so that it may he able to com
pete on equal terms with foreign
Representatives and Senators arc
said to be primed with arguments
iri anticipation of the merchant ma
rine debates. The foes of subsidy
are no less active in preparing and
distributing data than its friends.
Not all of this data is entirely trust
worthy, and not all of it, if trust
worthy, would be important. Now
and then a scrap of information
more instructive and more eloquent
than any that has undergone elabo
rate preparation drifts under the
notice of the casual observer. As,
for example.this little table detached
from a report of the bureau of sta
tistics, which is simple and com
plete exhibit of the world's merchant
marine and of our share of it.
Flag No. of Vessels Tonnage
Itritish 1 1 ,563 18,700,000
lake traffic) 2,250 4,800,000
German 2,17s 4,232,000
Norwegian 2,148 2,000,000
French ! 1,517 1,883,000
Italian 1,100 1,300,000
Jnpanhse .. 870 1,142,000
Russian 1,400 1,000,000
Sweedish I1550 900,000
Dutch 565 900,000
Spanish 551 700,000
This, table brings out strongly the
fact that no amount of theorizing has
been able to dislodge, namely, that
under our present method of deal
ing with the question our merchant
marine is decaying. And the great
weakness in the position of those
who so stubbornly and bitterly an
tagonize every attempt made to
restore our merchant marine to its
old standing is that their course is
Annual Convention to Be
Held January 28.
The annual convention of the
teachers association will be held in
the Wailuku public school building
on January 2Sth.
An interesting prognuue has been
adopted which is as follows:
Roll Call.... Response by Quotation
Opening F.xercises ....Mrs. McKay
Training of the Child's Mind
Rev. Canon Kroll
Sonu "Baby Has Gone to Bye ho I.and"
Pictures Miss Fleming
Physiological Care of Colds....Mr. Paschall
Sonir "Holy Nature"
Teachers' Pensions Mr. Hardy
A Visit to Rome Mrs, Periue
Centralization of Schools Mr. Wells
Discussion Markings required in the
Favor Acquisition of Addi
In response to an invitation of tho
Hoard of Supervisors to meet them
and discuss the matter of a third
story to the jail building to be used
for County offices a largo number of
persons were present Friday after
noon and expressed themselves as
being opposed to the third story and
strongly in favor of acquiring all of
the land between the present County
property and the Daniels estate pro
There were a few preliminary
questions asked by several citizens.
Hugh M. Coke then addressed tho
Hoard pointing out the urgent need
of additional lands for County pur
poses. He referred to tho limited
quarters which were at first thought
sufficient and to the necessity of more
room in a short time there after,
lie spoke of the additional quarters
being provided by a former board
and of the fact that added duties
and responsibilities were assigned to
the counties by the legislature which
made tho acquisition of more room
imperative. He pointed out the fact
that all political parlies favor the
extension of local self government
instead of a continuation of the pre
sent paternalism called territorial
government. Tho fact that the add
ed room contemplated would soon
be inadequate was gone over thor
oughly and that then a great outlay
would he required and probably the
ands now available could not be
Mr. Coke was followed by Hon.
II. P. Baldwin who strongly sup
ported the plan to acquire the ad
ditional land and build thereon.
Mr. Baldwin's address was short
hut full of force and full of the
strongest support of the plan to ac
quire the additional land.
Many other leading citizens spoke
and for the first time in history
Wailuku, Kahului and Pu unene
were a unit on a public matter.
There was not a dissenting voice
against the plan that was called by
Chairman Pogue the Maui News
It was a case wherein, Hawaiians,
Portuguese and American born citi
zens without an exception were of
one opinion, Homo Rulers, Demo
crats and Republicans ,vere of one
mind and petty local imaginary
lifferences were forgotten, and all
Under these circumstances t he
board felt that the will of such a
Iwdy of men should be respected
and appointed a committee consist
ing of Supervisors Lyons and I lain
to investigate tho proposition and
report at the next meeting-
It is to be hoicd that tho owners
of the Kahale estato land will accept
a reasonable offer otherwiso con
demnation proceedings will bo neces
Rev. 1,, D. Kcliipio, pastor of the Wai
alua Church, Oahu, is spending a few
days on Maui, visiting Clem Crowell.
Last Sunday morning he preached for
Mr. Dodge at the Waikapu Church, and
tomorrow morning he will preach at the
Kaahumauu church, Wailuku, for the
pastor, Rev. I. B. Kaumcheiwa, who left
last evening for the C. K. Rally at Hono
lulu. Mr. Keliipio will probably be with
Maui churches for the next two weeks,
He is being much enjoyed by all who
Peter Nou Kahokuoluna and wife we
among the departing passengers for Ho
nolulu as delegates to the Christian F.
deaveor Convention in Honolulu where
they wiil meet Doctor Clark of that
If Bill Passes Kahului Will
Best Harbors of the Territory-Japan
'SPECIAL TO THE MAUI NI1WS.)
Sugar 5J(i dei:. test -1.08 Beets 12s. 9&jd.
HONOLULU, January 21. Doctor Wayson is disqualified from
the Board of Health appointment to
llie body of tho second mate of
The Promotion Conimitee will
being sold to tourists in curio stores.
Letters from Washington say young Ash ford's case is doubtful.
Governor Frear now smiles and it is believed his resignation iB
The plan submitted by Major Winslow for the improvement of Ka
nilui Harbor has" been adopted after a practical defeat.
The S. S. Wilhelmina arrived in San Francisco.
Breckons has been given a two months leave of absence to have
lis eyes treated. '
MONTEREY, January 21. At a convention held hero yesterday
it was decided to form a national labor party.
CHICAGO, January 21. Stensland and Herring, wreckers of'the
Milwaukee bank of Chicago, were paroled yesterday.
PEKING, January 21. The Imperial government has been offi
cially notified that Japan will not
SAN JUAN DEL SUR, January
eral Medina were placed on trial yesterday for the illegal execution of
Cannon and Grace during tho revolution under Zolaya.
LONDON, January 21. The Liberals elected 212 candidates. The
opposition elected 158.
HONOLULU, January L'O,
$7, Paauhau at $30, Pioneer at $210,
t22.50, Waialua at $12(.50, Ewa at
No definite answer has been receive as to Frear's resignation.
Ashford is mentioned for the judgeship.
HONOLULU, January 20. The Ililonian arrived at -daylight
llartwell denies positively that ho has any intention of resigning.
Breckons may resign on account of failing eye-sight, although he
can still see violaters of tho Edmund's Act and may only take a
The governor will not speak but
with the reporters.
Two witnesses say they heard
COPENHAGEN, January 20.
examination of the original notes of
no proof of the discovery of ,the north
LONDON, January 20. Complete returns show a victory for the
Liberals. The ministerialists have
WASHINGTON, January 20.
statehood of Mexico.
COLOGNE, January 20. Count Zeppelin is planning the con
struction of an airship that will carry
WASHINGTON, January 20.
decided upon the committee to investigate Ballinger. The democrats
are dissatisfied and may decide to
caucus. Rainey, a democrat was refused a place on the committee.
SEATTLE, January 20. The
trunk on tho beach at the entrance
that it cannot be recognized.
TOKIO, January 20. Tho Admiral of the Pacific fleet was receiv
ed by the Emperor yesterday and
SAN FRANCISCO, January
HONOLULU, January 1!). Frear keeps silont, hut it is believed
he will resign.
The Mott-Smith boom is growing.
Tho Atcherleys and their funny noises left on tho Lurline for San
Francisco, enroute for Tahiti last night.
Tho County rejected the offer of the Telephone Company for pla
Wattio Holt was elected asOahu's princess for tho floral parade.
Tho comet will he visible here on tho 2Srd.
Tho Republican Central Committee will meet hero Monday for
the purposo of discussing the election.
WASHINGTON, January 19. Tho report that BalJinger will
resign was flatly denied by him. Ho will stand tho investigation.
WASHINGTON, January 11). Congressman Nelson introduced
in Congress a bill embodying the conservation policies.
Taft has issued a proclamation that Italy, Great. Biitain, liussia,
Spain, Turkey and Switzerland are countries allowed to have their ex
port to the United States under the minimum tariff schedule,
CHICAGO, January 19. Banker Walsh was sent to Leavenworth
Be Made One of the
tho Hoys' Homo.
the Borcalis was found in the har
war on faked Hawaiian postal cards
consent to the neutralizing of-the
21. Prosecutor Silva and Gen
Stocks are booming. Olaa sold at
McBryde at $7,875, Ilonokaa at
$85.50. $2 per share is asked for
the inner circle say ho is joking
Grace threaten tho life of Malm..
The University has completed the
Doctor Cook, and declare there is
won KiO to 121 of the opposition-
The Senate passed tho bill for the
In caucus yesterday the republicans
reject tho action of tho majority
body of a woman was found in a
to the harbor so badlv disfigured
was afterward banqueted by Saito.
20. - Paulhan wilflly here again .
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