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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1910
THE MAUI NEWS
ntercd at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Maul Publishing Company, Limited.
Proprlator and Publlahera
SuBscifTiON Ratks, in Advance 12.50 per Year, $1.50 Six Months
Hugh y . Coka,
Editor and VI m n m ft r
INCLUDING BASEBOARD AND METAL COVER
MARCH 5. 1910
THE MAUI NEWS-
That School On January 4th, the llilo TriMine published an edi
Controversy. torial criticising the course of stutly pursued in many
of the schools of Hawaii.
' A letter was sent to the Tribune the following week signed by a numWr
of pupils of the Papaikou school, taking issue with the editor and hauling
hini over the coals for his adverse criticism.
The controversy attracted wide attention, and has lieen much discussed
and almost without exception, the criticism was adverse to the school.
The opinion has leen freely expressed that the school children of that
school did not write the letter in question unassisted. One of Mr. Mc-
Clusky's statements which appears in another column seems to bear out
It is a'very common error in the schools of this territory for the teach
er to lend more and more aid to the pupils until the teacher is uncon
sciously doing the work he Wlieves the pupils are doing, ami work they
should, either do alone, or le put back v re they can do their work
and understand the reason thereof. I he public schools of Hawaii are
unexcelled as institutions of imitation, but in most instances, there is
nothine back of them. There are more trained parrots in Hawaii
than in any other place where the English language is butchered.
Hundreds of pupils of the public schools of this territory have com
pleted the. course of study given them, and lelieve themselves to jhisscs
a liberal education, who cannot write an ordinary application for
We have manv such letters on file in this ottiee which are ridiculous
in the extreme.
One of the reasons for this condition is the fact that the school system
of this territory was for many years in the hands of visionary theorists
and to a great extent that condition exists today.
No inspection of the public schools of this territory has lieen made in
many years, if at all. Bo called inspectors have visited the schools and
have inspected the teachers. If they found the teacher neat and pleasant
and especially if the teacher was found to lie following the methods which
happened to lie in vogue at the normal school at that particular time and
conversant with the methods of some so called educational reformer, such
teacher was rated high, regardless of whether the children were making
This course resulted in the resignations and departure of many of Ha
waii's ablest teachers. Many of those remaining saw they must either
accept the foolish theories or retire, and chose the former. Vacancies
have been filled largely by nelsons who are woefully ignorant, but who
have had a smattering irf methods in the normal school and as a result
many of our public schools are turning out hundreds of pupils, who can
not write intelligently without assistance and. who cannot read under
It is against such conditions that the public revolts. Many of our
leading thinkers regard the exicnditure of hundreds of thousands of dol
lars aa a waste of public funds. '
Many demand the adoption of a practical course of study, and that
the public school children le given a thorough course in the lower
branches from a knowledge of which some, nuwVical benefit may lie de
rived; as it is a well known fact that-Alie ability so earn a respectable
livelihood is one of the first essential to good citizenship.
Since the appov'cment of Superintendent Pojie a supervising principal
has been appointed, who by a practical report required of the teachers
ia ascertaining what the children are doing. This will do more to aV
vance the cause of education than has lieen done during the past decade.
In regard to Mr. MeClusky, we personally know he is a gentleman of
character and an excellent teacher, anil we would le pleased to know his
pupils are fitted to pursue the higher branches which he is reaching them
but from many years' experience in teaching on the mainland and on
three of the larger islands of the group, tlic editor of the News very
much doubts it.
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EQUAL IN EVERY RESPECT OF ANY ONE HUN
DRED DOLLAR TYPEWRITER ON THE MARKET
Welsh's Pipe is
The Advertiser of the 2Cth has
the following story:
The scene of many a weird tale is
la-id in Honolulu, but it has been
left to Freddy Welsh, the pugilist,
to dream the best pipe that has ever
found its way into the sporting
columns of the mainland papers. A
Los Angeles publication quotes
Welsh as authority for the follow
ing: "Honolulu is a good fight town
and a man can make money there,
but he has to watch the promoter
or something will be slipped over.
When I landed there I hunted up
the Tom McCarey of the Islands.
His name was Smith or Brown or
something like that, and he was
smoother than cocoanut oil. He
said he had several kanaka native
sons who were fair fighters, and he
thought the best thing would I to
' bill me to knock out one of them in
twenty rounds. That sounded good
to me, for I had been told that all
the kanakas were jellyfish from the
neck up, and couldn't take a good
prod on the chin.
"It surprised me to find that
there was quite a little money bet
that I would not succeed, and I
covered as much as was convenient,
but there was more than I could
use. I thought it was just the
smoked native son pride. On the
night of the battle there was a good
crowd in the small cluhroom, which
was lighted by four arc lamps over
the ring. I had not seen my op
ponent before, but I took notice of
him when he came in, followed by
about seven twin brothers. Honest,
you couldn't have told 'em apart.
When the bell rang he came out of
the corner grinning and pulling up
his green trunks.
" 'You're a fine Irishman!' I
says, and bam! on the end of his
flat nose. I will say for that fellow
that he fought all he knew how. I
ousted him all over the ring in the
first round, and in the second I
thought I might as well save that
money I had U t, and I let go for
his jaw with a haymaker from the
knee. It was a hard punch, and it
hit hini right where his teeth
sprouted. Down went Mr. Killooey,
or whatever his name was, and I
heard his head hit the floor with a
hang. Just as the referee counted
'one' out went the lights.
4 4b. 11
it was as dark as a pocket in
there and I stood perfectly still
while the crowd yelled for Killooey
to get up and fight. Maybe it was
half a minute before the lights went
up again, and there was my man
on Ins lect, tuggeil at ins green
trunks grinning at me. I took one
crack at him and went into a clinch I
and it amassed me to find how i
strong he was after such a knock-1
down. He seemed stronger than be'
had been lie fore ami ho slung niel
around like a wrestler until the end
of the round.
"Along about the fifth round I
got him going again with wallops to,
the jaw and just riefore the end of
the xoviTid I dropped hini with an
uppcrcut and he fell like a ton of j
brick. Just as he went down, pop!
went the lights again and I hail to
grope my way I mck to my own cor
ner. The Ik II rang for the end of
the round and there was an awful
JV) w -wow.
"The lights came up again just
lcforc the beginning of the next
round ami I took a good look at
that fellow. He was sitting up
straight in his corner and laughing
while he talked with his seconds.
Then the bell clanged and he jump
ed up and the whole thing came
over me like a flash! For he Lad
on red trunks. They had lieen
working in ringers on me. No
wonder they were willing to let
when I had knocked out the entire
lightweight population of the Islands
in order to win !
"You know a good head piece is
the lest asset a fighter can have,
and 1 made my plan right away. I
stalled this.new fellow for a couple
of rounds and then lieganto weaken
him with jaw punches. At the lie
ginning of the eighth round I went
after him like a tiger and fairly
smothered him with jaw punches.
When I had him dazed I let fly
with my right and over he went. Of
course, the lights went out with
"When they turned on the lights
again there was another kanaka
standing in the middle of the ring,
but they had to give me the fight
Ix'eatise I was sitting on the chest of
the fellow with the red trunks and
he was still out. Yes, Honolulu is
a good fighting town, but you have
to watch the managers there."
P.S. Of coins., the fact that
Freddie Welsh has never Urn in
Honolulu does not affect the value
of this reminiscence in the least-
Is Very Sick.
Honolulu, March 2 Capt. Wil
liam A. Clark, Jiarlmrinastcr for the
port of Honolulu, was taken sud
denly ill yesterday afternoon while
on duty, and was removed to the
Queen's Hospital, the police ambu
lance having to be used to carry him
from his oflice in the customhouse.
The harbormaster was preparing
to go aboard the bark S. 0. Allen,
winch was off jMirt from Eureka,
when he was striken. Doctor Hod
gins was called and ordered him
taken to the hospital, where he gave
orders, that although Captain Clark
was seriously ill and the public was
of an inquiring mind, no informa
tion respecting his illness should U
made public. Just what his ailment
is the hospital authorities would not
give out under any circumstances,
refusing information of any kind.
Captain Clark has been harbor
master since the retirement of Cap
tain Fuller less than two years ago.
Before that time he was superinten
dent of the Oceanic wharf for W. G.
Irwin & Co., where he had been
employed for a number of years.
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Dated at Wailulcu, Maui, T. II. this
24th day of February 1910.
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