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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1911
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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SATURDAY. - FEBRUARY 18, 1911
IT was Mr. Roosevelt who said, some years ngo, that while keeping our
eyes on the stars, we should keep our feet on the ground. This was
only another way of reminding the idealist of the necessity of being
practical. At this time when the matter of education of the children,
and the system to ho employed in that education, is in the minds of
everyone who has the welfare of the Territory at heart, it might not be
out of place for us to remind the educators to be practical. They should
never loose sight of the fact that many of the children who are now
students in their charge must some day go out into the world and earn
their living in pursuits that are commonplace. They should avoid all
attempts at experimenting. This is the one In-setting sin of the amateur
educator. Many children in our public schools today can answer all
kinds of impracticable questions, yet cannot work out the simplest pro
blems in elementary arithmetic, or mako themselves intelligible whem
composing a letter.
The children should be kept close to the essentials, so that if necessity
causes them to leave school without reaching the higher grades, their
time in school will not have been wasted on on-essentials. Education
in the Territory of Hawaii is costing more than in any other part of the
Union, and therefore the policy of the educators should be the greatest
possible good to the greatest number. In our schools the conditions are
such that teachers are doing well if they instill into the multitude of
children the fundamentals of general knowledge. Of course those chil
dren who can remain in school, and get into the higher grades should be
given a more diversified education. It should be clear to every thinking
person, however, that the average child in this Territory today, should
have a proper grounding in the elementary branches of learning, leaving
the many fads and follies that are continually creeping into our education
al system strictly alone.
The Superintendent of Education has again given Maui a slap in the
face. He pays no attention to the recommendations from those who
know what is needed on this island. He don't bother to find out for
himself. For instance a new school is badly needed over at liana, and
he makes no mention of it. The Wailuku school was built to accommo
date 125 pupils, and there are now 263 in regular attendance. . There
will be more next year, but what is Superintendent Pope going to
do with them? The following resolution by the Chamber of Commerce
Board of Trustees is timely and to the point: , . .
Whereas, the Board of Trustees of the Maui Chamber of Commerce
have been given to understand that, in the report of the Superintenden,t
of Public Instruction, soon to be presented to the Territorial Legislature,
provision has not been made for proper and necessary educational appro
priations f r the County of Maui ;
Tlierefore, Be it Resolved that this Board earnestly request the Maui
Senators and Representatives in the Legislature to take such steps as will
result in securing to this County such educational appropriations as. will
meet the needs and requirements of our schools, both as to buildings and
equipments; and that action be taken thereon before the governor
presents an appropriation bill to the Legislature.
Ridiculing the war scare but emphasizing the necessity of maintaining
a stat of preparedness for war, and censuring the school boards every
where which have opposed military exercises as a part of the school cur
riculum and have discouraged the use of firearms among the pupils, Maj
Gen. Leonard Wood, U. S. A., spoke Ufoio several hundred guests of
the Loyal Legion of Honor at its annual banquet. "It is ridiculous to
talk of the United States being in danger of conflict with any nation,"
he said, but perhaps such talk does more good than harm after all. It
would Ik) well to talk continually if it would inspire the American people
generally with the importance of getting busy and putting our army and
navy on a plane which would make them reasonably prepared for war."
A member of the Indiana Legislature recently refused .to present a bill
to that body on the ground that there were too many laws already." Too
bail some of the legislators now holding down chairs in Honolulu could
not bo induced to take the same view. ,
Horses and cattle can lw seen roaming the streets of Wailuku almost
every night. If the ordinance relative to these animals was enforced a
few times, the owners would be more particular to keep them tied up.
A Mate's Lament. r
(By Arthur L. Price.)
A YE, aye, said the mate of the bilgewater hatch, as a fragment of
-A his quid
Did a spiral glide o'er the starboard side and splashed wheretit
"Ho didn't come by the captain's gig and he didn't come in the yawl,
Nor in a dory, believe my story, ho couldn't have come at all I
There's certain ways of boardin' ship, and it's truth I says, says I,
There ain't no log since Noah's ark that says you can come on the fly!
"Aye, aye," 6aid the mate as he donned his gloves and boxed with the
compass a bit
Till the rudder plain was level again so hard was the compass hit;
"I've followed the sea since '43, and followed it on the square,
So it don't Beem right that a fellow might conio at me out of the air
For if he can come in an airyplane when we is out this far
He might come out in an automobile or sail in a trolley cat.
The sea, said the mate as he ground his teeth on an finery steering
"Is a private place, and it's awful disgrace that a mariner must feel
When any lubber can take a rudder and make a kind of (a kite
And come kerflop on the fightin' top any time o' the day or night.
It makes a ship too common a place, and I'd rather be in a wreck
Than have an airyplane butcher cart drive up on the .iIlr deck.
Chicago . .
Chamber of Commerce Delegates Will
Go to Orient Next Month.
Business men official . delegates
from the Chicago Association of
Commerce will spend three months
this spring. on a trade-extension
trip to Hawaii, Japan, China and
The chamber of commerce of
some of the larger cities of the
Mississippi valley have been invited
to send one or two delegates each,
and some will join the party-
It is the purpose of the travelers to
study trade conditions in the Orient,
to visit all the manufacturing and
producing centers, and to bring
back a report and offer recommend
ations to the association pertaining
to extension of the foreign trade of
Chicago. The trip will be one of
interest from the entertainment
point of view. Assurances have
been received that Japanese and
Chinese business men are awaiting
the arrival of the party and are
preparing to make their trip pleas
ant and profitable.
The United States government
has expressed approval of the under
taking in a letter from P. C. Knox,
secretary of state, in acknowledg
ment of an invitation from the as
sociation to the government to send
an official representative with the
party. The letter says that a con
sular officer will be detailed at each
port of call to extend to the party
assistance and courtesy.
The Great Northern steamship
Minnesota, the largest liner on the
Pacific, has been chartered for the
trip, all first-class accommodations
having been reserved for the party.
The delegates will leave Chicago
March 17 on a special train over
the Great Northern railroad, sailing
from Seattle March 20, stopping a
few days in Honolulu, Yokohama,
Kobe, Nagasaki, Manila and Hong
kong, and returning to Chicago
June 6. About 10 days will be
spent in Hongkong, and three weeks
in Japan during the famous cherry
Makawao News Item.
them crashing through the roof of a
Japanese camp house at '4 :30 a. m.
on Friday morning, the 10th.
Fortunately the inmates were awake
and rushed outside in time to pre
vent any casualty. .
On Saturday, the 4th, Peter
Joseph, a well-known Portuguese
kamaaina, died of appendicitis at
his home in Waiakoa, Kula. He
was a. native of the Cape y crtle
Islands and was about 55 years of
age. lie came to Hawaii nci as a
boat-stecrer on a whaler many years
ago. At one time he had a corn
mill at Waiakoa, which he conduct
ed in connection with his ranch.
Then he bought a coasting schooner
which he gave up to plant coffee at
Nahiku. Afterwards he tried the
dairy and farming business in Ma
kawao. His last venture was a
saloon at Pulehu, Kula, which like
most of his other enterprises proved
unprofitable. Peter possessed a
genial manner- which made him
popular. He leaved a widow and
During the 8th, 9th and 10th,
a heavy trade-wind storm prevailed
in Makawao, especially in the upper
section of the district. The wind
blew steadily with much force
throughout ' the three days, being
the fiercest gale on Maui since the
great kona of December, 1906.
The rainfall also was excessive
registering for three days at Maka
wao postoffice 1.97 in. for the 8th,
3.53 in. on the 9th, and 4.66 in. on
the 10th, making a total of 10.16
At Kailiili, ,W. . Hannestad, the
forester, states that feet instead of
inches are now being used in that
locality when rain is mentioned, his
record for the stormy week being
slightly more than two feet (24 in.)
Much damage was done by wash
outs and the uprooting of trees, big
At Haiku the opening under the
new concrete bridge over the Ma;
liko stream was so blocked up by
debris that the torrent washed over
the structure which was thus rend'
ered impassible for several days
The local mail-man being obliged to
make a circuit of Kaluanui in order
to reach Haiku.
At Kaupakalua, the safety of the
winery building was for a time
threatened by the blast. The bot'
torn end of the wall exposed to the
weather was forced out of position
about a foot and the wall's center
was bent inward to a considerable
degree, but by the prompt use of
braces, Manager W. F. Cole pre
vented any serious damage.
At Kaluanui quite a number of
I large eucalyptus trees fell, one of
New York City
Now that Honolulu is to have
apartment houses, the following
description of New York's latest
apartment house, might be interest
ing. It has a well-equipped hospi
tal, a kindergarten, bowling alleys,
turkish baths, billiard rooms, an
electric grill, reading room, gymna
sium, swimming pool, roller skating
rink, a court which may bo used
for tennis in summer and as an ice
rink in winter, an inclosed play
ground on the roof, a butcher shop
and a drug store. These, of course,,
are all shared in common, but each
apartment has au electric dish
washer,' electric range, washing ma
chines, clothes dryers, an electric
garbage incinerator and an autom
atic refrigerator. xThere certainly
are enough amusements offered so
that no one can have any excuse
for remaining away from home.
GERNER At Puunene, Maui,
February' 13, 1911, to Mr. and
Mrs. A. Gerner, a son.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OP THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. TER
RITORY OF HAWAII.
In the Matter of the Estate of ED
WARD H. BAILEY, late of WHilufcii,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice is hereby given to all persons
having claims against the Estate of Ed
ward H. Bailey, late of Wailuku, County
of Maui, Territory of Hawaii, to present
the same, duly authenticated and with
proper vouchers if such exist, to either of
the undersigned; William O. Smith, of
Honolulu, Oahu, Judd Building, or C. D.
Luikin, of Wailuku, Maui, First National
Bank,, executors of said Estate, within
six months from date of publication of
this notice, or payment thereof will be
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, this 17th day
of January, 1911.
WILLIAM O., SMITH,
C. D. LUFKIN,
Executors of the Estate of Edward II.
Jan. a8, Feb. 4, 11, 18, as.
The annual meeting of the stockhold
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will be held at the office of the Maui
Agricultural Company, at Paia, at 3 p. ni
Monday, February 27, 191 1.
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