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is Best for the News
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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, JULY 29, 9U
Racy Paragraphs From the Capitol On
(By oscar Brenton.)
The third party silence is romark
ahlo. Sotnc of the politicians and
supporters of the Civie Federation
say there is no need of a party other
than we have. What is wanted ia
less politics and better men in odicc.
I am told that Cupid is almost a
dead one. He pulled a bluff on
Frcar and was promptly called. He
now hangs out at the beach, is sel
dom seen down town, and the in
ference is that ho is nursing a grouch
that will not down. He is a bluff
and should be satisfied with what
he has not done and he content to
remain at home. If half I hear is
true he certainly will remain at
home. I have heard in some quart
ers that he could increase the re
turns from the Kapiolani invest
ments materially if he would put
his efforts to managing that estate.
Perhaps he could get Colborn to
change places with him.
So Keefe made a report that was
for the benefit of members of con
gress but not be used as an official
document. I refer to statistics
brought out in the. sugar' trust cases
in New York. Keefe was different
from hisxpredecessors. Take Sar
gent, for instance. The word was
passed from Honolulu to the news
paper men on the other islands that
Sargent was all right and to treat
him nicely. You may draw your
own conclusions from the message.
It was thought he would report
favorably on the importation of
Chinese but it did not come through.
I felt certain at the time he was to
be a real good fellow. Of this other
chap, Keefe, I never felt certain
and it was mainly because of his
relations to Taft and the unions, i I
mention Taft because I do not con
sider him very friendly to Hawaii.
Not so friendly that he was willing
to treat Hatch of the Planters Asso
ciation with the friendliness his
position warranted. Keefe, it seems,
has put the hook into Hawaii
wherever ho had the chance.
Walking along Queen street to
day I was attracted when passing
an office by rather loud aud uncon
ventional language. Of this there
was an abundance and it lead to
blows. I found two well known
and highly respected business men
going at it tooth and nail and with
utter disregard to the rules adopted
by Queensbury. Talk about hitting
in the clinches, why thero was
actual biting, but no blood. It
seems it was an outcome of an old
feud. One of the combatants got
the worst of it though ho was fifteen
years younger than the other. Per
haps his punch was not so good, or
lacked in steam. I know not what
the result will be but I would not
bo surprised if thero was a disagree
mcnt to be aired in court. The at
tacking party in this instanco was a
visitor to the office of tho man at
Judge Cooper's visit to the South
Seas was of the same order as tho
king's soldiers who marched up the
hill, and then marched down
again. No one knows exactly what
tho Judge expects to do with tho
island when he gets it aud as it is a
private enterprise, whatever tho
nature, no ono cares. If thero is
plunder on the island I hope he
will gefit in plenty. Ho is making
a good judge and seems 'to bo re
covering slowly from tho bad odor
in which ho surrounded himself in
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Back To The
Paper Prepared By a Committee of
Teachers on School Situation.
The cry, "Back to the throe R's,"
is like other similar cries, simply a
catch expression, and refers to a
method of teaching and not to the
teaching of the subjects themselves.
It is to tho layman a misleading
statement, and infers something
that' is not true. The three R's are
a necessary part of the work of any
school, and more time is given to
day to their teaching in the schools
of Hawaii than ever before in the
history of the Islands.
The difference of opinion (tlmt
prevails today among the people, is,
abouCthe method of teaching the
R's and not, as many seem to think,
as to whether they shall bo taught.
Nothing can. be substituted for
them. No time has been taken
from tho teaching of the fundamen
tal R's, as has been inferred, but
rather, methods have been changed
and subject matter added that con
tributes to their better teaching.
A few years ago the Maui News
made tho charge, that a number of
young men, in a certain section of
the island, were unable to qualify
as voters. This Again argues against
the efficiency of the old-fashioned
treatment, as these young could not
have received tho benefits of our
present course of study.
In 1895, a large proportion of tho
teachers of tho public schools were
using the method of teaching tho
R's that had been developed in
schools where the mother tongue
was tho tongue of tho schoolroom .
This method of work had proven to
In 1900, Dr. John Dewey of Chi
cago University lectured to the
teachers during a summer session of
the normal and training school and
advised concerning the working out
of tho content work of the course of
study.. Also, in the same year, M.'
Gamier, a French commissioner of
education, on a trip around the
world examining tho various school
systems, spent some time, while on
his way to the Orient, with tho
minister of public instruction, Hon.
E. A. Mott-Smith. The purpose of
his visit was to investigate our
methods of work and to see what
adaptations had been mado of the
general principles in our schools.
He reported tho work as well adapt
ed to the needs of our cosmopolitan
Tho adaptation referred to was
(a) tho enrichment of the course of
study in tho lower grades for ex
ample, nature study, home geo
graphy, myths and legends, etc.,
and (b) the -emphasis placed upon
establishing the relationship between
tho thought and tho spoken, writ
ten, or printed symbol for tho
thought. This relationship is the
basis for all of the child's future
In 1897 tho course of study was
revised from a purely fgrmal ono to
ono almost as extreme on tho other
side. This course of study was not
carefully followed, and in 1901 wo
find that tho old formal course of
early days was very largely used ;
but in 1905 Superintendent Atkin
son, recognizing that the old
methods were not adequate to tho
conditions, called for written sug
gestions on tho revision of tho course
Teachers from every part of tho
group sent outlines and suggestions
as to tho revision of tho course of
study, and, after over six months of
I work involving a largo number of
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'SPECIAL TO TIIK MAUI
Sugar 92.20 Beets 95.80
HONOLULU, July 28. The. Army baseball team defeated Keio
yesterday 7 to 5.
It is rumored hero that the bond issue has been oversubscribed.
The harbor commission has made no provision in their planB for
Half a ton of short measures were loaded on a launch yesterday
and taken outside the harbor, and dumped into tho ocean.
Sam Woods, one of the most successful fishermen in Honolulu
was drowned yesterday at Waikiki,
HONOLULU, July 27. The military will go into camp at Lci
lohua, the last three weeks in September.
Hawaii will apply for space at the Panama Exposition.
Frank Nichols is still, unconscious, but is said to be improving.
The entire membership of the civic federation will have a voice in
tho direction of its affairs.
It is said that Chief Wilkie is personally directing tho opium
snuggling crusadejn Hawaii.
Curtis of tho Mexican is out on bond.
HILO, July 2G. D. E. Richards manager of the Hilo Telephone
Company, died of blood poisoning last night.
KAUNAKAKAI, July 27. William Nott, health inspector was
knocked senseless yesterday by a native during an altercation.
Empress of China Ashore.
TOKIO, July 28. Tho Canadian Pacific's S. S. Empress of China
iB ashore on the Awa peninsula. She will bo a total loss. Passengers
and mails aie safe.
Ed. The Awa peninsula extends from Capo Inuboye to the en
trance to Tokio bay. It was along this peninsula that the Dakota was
lost a few years ago.
LONDON, July 28. A sceno of more than ordinary significance
was enacted in the House o'f Commons yesterday. Asquith read a
warning to Gei many, concerning her stand in Morrocco: Ho said
Great Britain would insist upon her rights, which she would maintain
at all costs. Thero was no division. 'Balfour of the opposition sup
ported the speaker.
NEW ORLEANS, July 28 The war scare has caused, the falling
off by 25 points of this years's cotton crop.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., July 28. A special train of negro excur
sionists was in collision yesterday. Eight wero killed and 88 injured.
WASHINGTON, July 28. Gifford Pinchot broke loose yesterday,
and made charges against Taft in connection with the Alaskan Con
tioller Bay controversy.
SPOKANE, July 28. Forest fires are raging around Nelson, Idaho.
Riot In Chicago.
CHICAGO, July 27. Three policemen wero injured, and scores
of rioters wero beaten up during a crusade by peddlers against tho
BROOKLANDS, Eng., July 27. Beaumont won $50,000 for
making tho circuit of Great Britain in an aeroplane. Tho distance
was 1010 miles, and his time was 22 hours, 23 minutes actual flying.
PORT AU PRJNCE, July 27. Tho entiro Republic except tho
Capitol is in rovolt.
WASHINGTON, July 27. Important action may result from
tho amoudment to tho Sherman anti -trust law tuken yestordav.
Wickershuin said ho had never seen a report filed in his department
in 1908, saying the International Harvester Company hud violated the
McCutcheon In Chicago Tribune.
Notes of General Interest, and From
the Summer Visitors.
This summer numerous linnets
and skylarks have been captured
and sold by Japanese vegetable ped
dlers of Kula to residents of Pa'a,
Kahului and other places. These
birds are retailed at 50 cents each
and as they arc readily caught by
placing tar or pitch upon the
branches of trees and in other ways,
quite a "tidy sum" of money is
realized by their sale.
If (as reported) thero is a law
against tho capture and keeping in
captivity of wild birds, the police? of
the different localities should keep a
watchful eye upon the wagons of
these vegetable dealers". If there is
no law, the county supervisors
should bo requested to pass an or
dinance protecting the wild birds
of the island.
Pheasants arc increasing very
rapidly in tho Makawao regions,
they are frequently seen crossing
tho 'roads, and flying about among
the guava bushes and in the corn
fields. These beautiful game birds,
so natural histories state, are not
easily colonized for hunting pur
pose, but as every rule has its ex
ceptions Hawaii will soon rival
Oregon as a favorable place for them.
Tho cannery of the Haiku Fruit
and Packing Co. started up on the
14th., a late period than usual ow
ing to, a late crop of pines. The
cannery- with all the improvements
of canning machinery is a busy
place with its two hundred em
ployees and is a most intcrsting ono
The company is producing a most
attractivo kind of pineapple juice
put up in glass jars.
The winery at Kaupakalua is also
in full blast. The yield of grapes
is forty per cent larger than that of
last year and tho manufacture of
wino this season will also bo cor
respondingly larger than that of
A lllowever -the Kaupakalua wine
growers have their troubles, for they
have been losing quite a large quan
tity of fruit through caterpillars
which roll themselves up in the
grapo leaves and at night sever the
stems which attach bunches of green
grapes to the vines.
Tho Kahului Railroad Co. has at
length decided to exterTd its rail
road from Paia to Hamakuapoka
and thence across Maliko Gulch to
tho Haiku cannery.
Tho construction work will begin
immediately after tho completion' of
tho Kahului breakwater which un
dertaking will bo completed about
The now railroad branch will
mean much in developing the pine
Thero is a largo summer colony
along tho slope of Haleakala. Miss
Turner and a party of Wailuku peo
ple are staying at Mrs. Dora von
Tempsky'8 homo in Kula, tho J.
P. Cooko's are at Kulamanu, Roy.
A. B. Ebersole of tho Central Uuion
Church with his family is at Idle
wildo, Mrs. Edwin Paris and child
ren of Honolulu are occupying Olin
da House, a party of Kawaiahao
teachers are rusticating at tho.Castlo
place, Mrs. E. J. Walker and child
ren of Kahului aro sponding some
weeks at the rest cottage near Ma
luhia; Mrs. II. J?. Baldwin is at
Maluhia, and tho F. F. Baldwin's
arc at their Makawao residence.
Tho Kawaiahao teachers who aro
at 'jMahuilani" thoCastlo placcon
Haleakala, aro Misses Bosher, Kin-
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Garfield Chosen to Oppose Taft in
A story published in Washington
that Jame3 A. Garfield, former
secretary of the interior under Roose
velt, will bo the candidate .of tho
republican insurgents for tho pre
sidential nomination in 1912 against
President Taft has been confirmed.
Garfield is in Washington. His
friends say that tho publication of
his candiilncy at this time is pre
mature, but admit tho truth of tho
According to close acquaintances,
tho insurgent leaders have decided
that Garfield would make a bettor
candidate than La Folletto and that
tho Wisconsin leader, at the proper
time, will throw his entire support
to tho Ohioan.
Garfield's selection, it is said, was
advanced some weeks ago in an ef
fort to unito tho insurgents. It is
also stated that before Garfield per
mitted tho use of his name ho was
given positive assurances that ho
would received the united support
of tho republican faction and tho
support of tho delegations of tho in
surgent western states in tho re
It is said that Garfield consulted
former President Roosevelt before
he made Iub decision to oppose
President Taft on the floor of the
convention, and that he will have
tho active indorsement and support
of his late chief.
Roosevelt and Garfield always
have been close personal friends.
Garfield has taken no active nart in
Ohio or national politics since ins
retirement as secretary of the in
terior except to become a candidate
against Warren M. Harding for tho
nomination for governor of Ohio
last fall. Ho was defeated through
a combination of standpatters head
ed by former Senator Dick.
It was demonstrated clearly, ac
cording to Washington dispatches,
that Garfield was not enjoying tho
close relations with tho Taft ad
ministration that were said to exist
by reports from Washington a few
weeks ago. Stories from White
House sources indicated then that
Garfield was ready to declare for
the rcuomination of tho president
and ready to help him carry Ohio.
Tho failure of tho president and
the former secretary of the interior
to get together on this visit is
garded as significant.
serious Accident, r
Wednesday afternoon, while thoy
wero retuning from Makawao, D. L.
Meyer, and Otto Borndt, had quite
a serious accident. Just as they
reached tho bottom of tho hill from
tho Makawao Church, a rear tiro
blew out, and before anything could
bo dono to stop the machine tho
wheel waswrenclied from Mr. Mey
er's hands and the machine jumpj
ed tho stono wall at tho side of tho
road and landed in tho gulch. The
machino landed right side up, and
this fact alono probably saved their
lives. Mr. Berndt escaped with a
bruise or two, but Mr. Moyor was
severely cut about tho face by bro
ken glass, and his chest was badly
hurt by tho steering wheel hitting
him. The car is pretty badly damag
ed but they aro counting themselves
lucky that tho accident did not
provo more serious. Mr. Meyer is
ono of tho most careful drivers, and
ho was just beginning to feel at
homo driving his now Hudson,
which ho lias had only about two