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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1910
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, at aecond-clasa matter.
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SATURDAY. DECEMBER, 10, 1910
The Legislature and Mr. Pope.
OME time ago Mr. W. T. Pope, Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, announced that lo was about to publish a defence of his ae-
Hon in annoinung ine supervising principals, we must corneas to
having awaited this defense with some degree of curiosity which, so far,
remains ungratified. It is difficult to imagine what line of argument Mr.
Pope will follow to persuade the LegiBlatuie to swallow the deliberate in
sult which he offered them by contravening their clearly expressed will
As to the merits or disadvantages of the system of supervising princi
pals there is no question whatever. It may be that a system which re-
quires the principal of the Lahaina school to live in Wailuku, and which
finds it necessary to rank the supervising principal of Kauai as assistant
in a one-room school is perfectly clein and free from Bubterfuge. The
real point at issue is that the supervising principals are really the in
spectors under another name the inspectors whom the Legislature speci
ficalry eliminated, and for whose support they refused to appropriate the
public money. Yet Mr. Pope calmly abstraets 110,000 a year from the
fund appropriated for the Bupport of actual teachers and devotes it to the
payment of the abolished inspectors, and this in the face of the fact that
additional teachers, who are urgently needed, are unprovided for.
It is well known that Mr. Pope is responsible for the removal from
office of Mr. Cox, who had been extremely successful as supervising prin
cipal of the teaching force. A head of department who cannot work
with" an able and efficient subordinate will doubtless feel called upon to
do a good deal of explaining in the course of his official career.
To an unprejudiced outsider it looks as if the Hawaiian school system
were displaying its inherent weakness at this time. It is a most excellent
system, in theory; but for its successful administration it requires at its
head a person who is at once a capable business man and a competent
educator a combination hard to find- In Mr. Babbitt we formerly had
,a competent administrator of the business of the Department, and he
placed Mr. Cox, a skilled educator, in charge of the educational side of
the office. Under this arrangement things went on smoothly. At pre
sent, however, it seems open to doubt whether there is either business
ability or educational skill at the head of the Department of Education
in Honolulu- Consequently, the administration seems to be in a state
of disintegration. All of which will no doubt be turned to good use by
those who have to pass upon the confirmation of Mr. Pope, as well as by
those who are interested in bringing the schools under the control of the
counties. . ..
Tho move of Representative Keliinoi and Senator Makeljau to have the
next legislature place the schools wholly under county control, would
mean the beginning of the end. However horrible the condition of our
roads, we have had considerable pride in the efficiency of our schools ;
but we fearthat if they were mis-managed by our Board of Supervisors,
as the roads have been, and as school house repairs have been for the past
year, we should have to blush redder than a turkey -gobbler. There
wouldn't be much left but for Washington to step in and give us mili
tary or commission government Kohala Midget.
The trend everywhere is toward the centralization of schools, and while
our present system is good still the efficiency spoken of by the Midget is
conspicuous by its absence. There is something wrong when we see boys
and girls growing up around us who can neither read nor write intelli
gently, and they are quite numerous. These children are as bright as
will be found elsewhere, still they are not schooled in the fundamental
basis of an English education. We cannot say we favor county control,
but we do favor teaching the children sound common sense English,
rather than some of the fantastical theorys which are being taught today.
Mr. Taft is now face to face with the opportunity to be the architect
of his reputation. He has the choice of being a ridiculous failure in his
presidency or of building fame on the wreck of the Republican party in
the House of Representatives. That this opportunity is present nobody
can doubt who will study intelligently the. nice discrimination with
which, on the whole, the voters of the United States brought to the selec
tion of their servants. New York Press.
WHEN the old saint comes again
Down the path we knew of yore,
We who are women and nun,
Let us be glad as before.
Let Yule boughs hang at the door,
Let the lights of Yule burn high,
Let the wide world ring with our welcoming
When the good old saint comes by.
When the old saint comes again
Down holiday paths of old,
We who are women and men,
Can we give a greeting cold?
May the child heart only hold
The love that his grace should win?
Nay; let him be sure our hearts endure
When the good old saint com -s in.
When the old saint comes again ,
Down the dear remembered way,
We who are women and men,
Let us laugh as children may.
Let our home and hearts be gay
With revel and mirth and cheer.
Let the old joy wake for the old love's sake,
When the good old saint is here.
The Federal Government Will Increase
the Postal Savings Banks Soon.
Inquiries come pouring in to
Postmaster General Hitchcock from
almost every city and town in the
country, as well as from hundreds
of fourth-class postofliccs, regarding
the possible extension of the postal
savings banks to their respective
localities. In not a few instances
lengthy petitions accompany the
letters of inquiry, and the petition
ers are evidently in a quandary over
the reasons why these new savings
institutions have not heen planed in
some other locations than the forty
eight second-class postoffices design
ated by the administration. It is
apparently difficult for many of
them to understand why only one
of these new banks has been assign
ed to each state and territory in the
Union, and they are clamorous for
recognition on what, some say, is
"the favored list."
However, it has been decided
that, as soon as possible after the
opening of the new postal deposi
tories about the first of next Janu
ary, an effort will 1 made by the
postal authorities to extend the list
of depositories. There is also
general belief that before half
year has rolled around the system
will be in practical operation all
over the United States. Every effort
will be made to make the system
popular, to encourage thrift among
the people and at the same time
give the depositors ample security,
and to induce the placing in the
banks of the enormous amount of
dead capital that is now hoarded
away by thousands of farmers and
wage-earners. While the govern
ment will try to make the system
in every way self-supporting the
comfort and convenience will at all
times be considered of that large
class of folks who have never done
any banking business, either
through disinclination or other
War With Japan
Tommy Crowley, the launch king
of San Francisco saved the nation
recently from the long promised
war with Japan. That is, perhaps
he did. He prevented a scrap, any
way, and saved the skins of a
boatload of little brown people. A
launch loaded with Japanese bent
on visiting the Asama and Kasasi
was about to leave the Crowlev land
ing when four bluejackets belonging
to the Pennsylvania put in an ap
pearance and asked to be put aboard
"Get in there," said Tom. point
ing to the Japanese filled launch.
That boat will take you to the
Pennsylvania after it lands that
crowd on the Asama."
The bluejackets were all big men
and one of them, the biraest. was
slightly under the influence of
liquor. They boarded the launch.
All the seats were occupied. The
biggest bluejacket surveyed his trav
eling companions and then, glaring
at a row of little brown men, said:
Three of you Japs get up and
let me sit down."
The Japanese smiled, but didn't
A repetition of the request was
rewarded with another smile. The
bluejacket waved his right hand
three times around his head and
quietly but quickly, and with the
sure sweep of a runaway streetcar,
swept a whole row of Japanese into
the cockpit. The Japanese fell in a
heap, but were up in a second and
full of fight. The bluejackets were
just getting ready to do Borne more
sweeping when Crowley rushed
down to the float and invited the
bluejackets to have a launch all to
themselves. The invitation was ac
cepted and Crowley cemented the
peace by helping his little brown
patrons to dust off their clothes. ,
Inspection of National Guard.
Lieutenant Pardee of the 20th U.
S. Infantry accompanied by Sergant
Bancroft inspected company "I" at
the armory last Sunday and award
ed the following prizes:
Non-commissioned officers Ser
geant G. B. Schraderrlst Prize,
Sergeant Contro Sardinha, 2nd
Privntes Private I Kapule, 1st.
Prize, Private Manuel Costa 2nd.
The medal for regimental compiti
tion to lie awarded later.
On Wednesday they left to inspect
Company "D" at Hilo.
The boys are taking a lively in
terest in military tactics. Last week
Company "I" was augmented by
nineteen new rookies" Fall in 1"
Lanai Ranch Co.,
Papers filed with the registrar of
conveyances formally turns over the
Island of Lanai to the Lanai Ranch
Company, Limited, probably one of
the most ambitious corporations
working Hawaiian land today. The
conveyance was made by a forty
nine year lease, being transferred
into tho custody of the corporation
by Cecil Brown and R. W. Shingle,
The trustees, holding the land
under conveyance from W. G.
Irwin, are released by the terms of
the lease from the obligations of the
mortgage on the property to secure
a debt of 1275,000 which is to run
for ten years at 5 per cent. 'This
obligation is to be taken over by the
company, which is also to pay
taxes, and as usual, is ordered to
conform with the demands that
may be made upon it by the Terri
tory under law.
All the improvements, buildings,
etc., on the island become the alt
solute property of the corporation.
Cecil Brown, the president of the
Lauai ' company, signing in that
capacity, Frank Thompson, the
treasurer, signing with him. The
lease if made out and conveyed for
the formal one dollar. -
Real Heroism ro
An unusual reward for heroism
is to be given to a young American
girl. Miss Violet Hafls, a New
York girl, was strolling along the
banks of the River Neva a few days
ago wnen she Heard a cry for help
in Russian. She turned about and
saw a young man who evidently
had fallen from a parapet, strug
gling in the' water. Miss Halls, an
expert swimmer, tossed off her fur
coat and dived into the chilly
river. She reached the young man,
and after a struggle that lasted sev
eral minutes managed to get him to
a dock, to which she clung until
others pulled both to land. The
rescued youth proved to be the only
son of Count Vladimir Rosanova, a
prominent figure at court here.
Count Rosanova, when his son.
water soaked but safe, was brought
to him, insisted upon making a
personal appeal to the Czar and
having Miss Halls made a countess.
She will be given a Russian name
for the purpose and will receive her
new title by an elaborate ceremony
in the near future.
Too Hot to Put an Papar.
When Mr. Carnegie started In tba
ateel bualneaa he was resolved to re
duce the appalling accidents Incidental
to the work. And ha was very sut
cesaful in executing this resolve. A
part of his success was due, no doubt,
to the blank slips that every foreman
had to Oil up when one of his hands
got hart. A certain workman had one
day the bad luck to suffer a slight ac-
Cuent His foreman, aa Illiterate bat
honest chap, filled oat Dromon tha
slip which Is now preserved at Sklbo.
The slip ran:
"Date-March B. 1880.
"Name James Miles.
"Nature of accident Toe crashed.
"How caused Oxdentle blow from
"Remarks These was awful. I
repeto to clerk verbal."
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