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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1911
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office nt Wailuku,
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THAT County government is a success has been demonstrated be
yond any possibility of doubt. As we have said before Maui has
been especially fortunate in electing men to run this county who
have always had the best interest of the people at heart. The other
counties, especially Oahu and Hawaii have not been so fortunate. Just
now, over in Honolulu, the present board, which has been looked up
on by everyone from the beginning of their term, asjabodyof politicians
pure and simple, has become so open in their avowed intention of
making hay while the sun shines, that they have caused the com
munity to rise up and demand a more businesslike policy. The
Hawaiian Star, which generally voices the true sentiments of the
thinking people has come out strongly for a businessmen's ticket at
the next election, casting aside the old party affiliations, and electing a
county government of responsible citizens regardless of whether they
be republicans or democrats. This stand is a good one. It would ap
ply equally well if taken up on all the islands, and while we have no
such body of ward politicians here on Maui as they are burdened with
over in Honolulu, still there is plenty of room for improvement.
Political affiliations do not make good supervisors, and there would
be no better time to prove this assertion than at the next election when
the new County law goes into effect here on Maui. Let us elect men
whom we know are capable and far seeing enough to give us the same
successful administration of county affairs that private enterprises en
joy, and make Maui a model for the other counties to pattern after.
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IT has long been a popular belief well supported by the known facts
that the senate of the United States was the slowest and most in
movable body on earth, but even the senate does move and on oc
casion under presevering prodding responds to prick of conscience and
the compelling thrust of public sentiment.
For years the riddling and fuddling, the dishonest jockeying of con
gress in the handling of measures designed to secure publicity of
campaign contributions and expenses has been a byword and a dis
grace. Many laws with this ostensible purpose have been enacted, but
one and all they have contained some joker that nullified the apparent
purpose and made them a mockery and a delusion.
Now it might seem from the discussion on the floor of the senate
thac that body is disposed to go to the root of the. matter and insist on
a real publicity of campaign expenses both for primary and general
elections, coupled with a radical limitation of the sums that may
.legitimately be spent in running for office. In a word the debate
showed a disposition to enact a bona fide corrupt practices law not un
like that which works so well in Great Britain.
To be sure in rejoicing over this apparent change of front in the
senate may be premature. The bill that would limit senatorial cam
paign expenses to 10 cents per voter in the state is not yet passed and
it is certain to encounter the sharpest opposition all the more danger
ous because it will be carefully disguised. The bill, after it comes out
of conference between committees of the two houses, may turn out to
.be a radically different Measure.
The last thing certain members of congress want is public knowledge
of the sources from which their financial support has come, and this is
the motive lying at the root of past failures in legislation for this pur
pose. QMaui is fast coining into her own together with the other islands as
a summer resort as well as winter resort. The tourists are coming this
summer in greater numbers than ever before, and they all go away
marvelling that such a beauty spot is so little known.
We notice with pleasure that the fences are gradually disappearing.
The one about the residence of Mr. Crockett is gone, and now that
street takes on a much more pleasing appearance.
Surely the millenium is at hand. The Star and the Advertiser have
found something they can agree upon.
IT'S easy to laligh when the skies are blue
And the sun is shining bright;
Yes, easy to laugh when your friends are true
Atid there's happiness in sight,
But when hope has fled and the skies are gray
And the friends of the past have turned away,
Ah, then indeed it's a hero's feat
To conjure a smile in the face of defeat!
It's easy to laugh when the battles fought
And you know that the victory's won;
Yes, easy to laugh when the prize you sought
Is yours when the race is run,
But here's to the maii who can laugh when the blast
Of adversity's blows! He will conquer at last,
For the hardest man in the world to beat
Is the man who can laugh in the face of the defeat.
Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter,
in the Interest of the People
$2.00 per Year, $1.25 Six Months
Editor and Vlanagar
JULY 29, 1911
Back To The Three R's.
(Continued from Page t)
of conferences, the present oourse of
study was prepared and authorized.
The aim of the superintendent was
to establish a harmony Iwtween the
developing of the subject matter on
the one hand, and the needed drill
on forms of expression on the other
Today, a large proportion of t lie
schools of the Territory are using
modern methods in their teaching.
In 1840 the Royal School was or
ganized. The methods used were
the traditional ones the method of
the three R's. Under these methods
hardly a single pupil succeeded in
getting into the high school. When
the revised course of study was
authorized, the principal of the
school undertook to carry out the
spirit and intent of Mint course.
with the result that for the first
time in fifty years, a full class of
sixteen pupils entered the high
"Back to the three R's" in Arith
metic, means back to a method of
teaching arithmetic that consists in
drilling the child on the addition,
subtraction, multiplication and divi
sion tables, without being sure that
the child understands what he is
The new method advocated in the
schools today, is simply this de
velop the tables until the child un
derstands their meaning, and then
drill on the tables until he has a
ready command of them. Briefly,
today in the schools we plan to ex
plain daily so that the child may
understand, and then we drill for a
ready use of that which has been
developed. Why should anyone
oppose tins when they can only
offer in the stead deadening drill on
a thing that the child may not -111-derstand
and possibly m.iy never
use? The only augument in favor
of such a course is that it permits
the teacher to rest quietly in his
chair, while the boy is drilling on his
tables. Why not aid the boy by ex
plaining that whicli seems difficult
and possibly purposeless?
'Back to the three R's" in read
ing, means back to a time when the
teacher taught the child to pro
nounce the words of the book, and
trusted to his knowledge of the oral
language acquired in the life of the
home to enable him to function the
words (understand their meaning).
This of necessity, implied the fact
that the mother tongue was the
tongue of the schoolroom. This
condition does not exist in Hawaii,
a land of many tongues, and con
sequently a method adapted to a
homogenous population can not be
used with the best advantage with a
population of different tongues.
(Why use the fur coat and cap of
the north temperate zones in the
tropics?) Is it not better that we
should use a method adapted to our
The new method used in the
schools of Hawaii, and the one that
has the approval of such men as
Doctor Dressier, Doctor Brown,
former commissioner of education
at Washington; Colonel Parker, Dr.
John Dewey, and others, is briefly
as follows: The teacher teaches
the child to talk about the things
the father does to support the fam
ily, what the mother does in the
care of the children and the home;
she teaches them to talk about the
forms of life, and industries, (nature
study) about the neighborhood.
This is the first step. The second
step is to show the child the print
ed symbol for the thought he has to
express. The establishing of this
relationship is the basis for all of
the child's future work in reading.
In schools where the mother
tongue is the tongue of the school
room, this relationship is establit.li
ed by the home, and the teacher
gives attention principally to drill
ing the child on the recognition of
the written or printed symbols, but
where the tongue of the schoolroom
is not the language of the home, as
in Hawaii, it is necessary to first
estabish this relationship, before
giving the needed drill on the sym
bol. Only in this way can the
teacher be sure that the child is
learning to talk, write and read the
English language. Reading is the
reverse process, the getting of the
thought through the printed sym
bol. You can not, with advantage
in Hawaii, teach a cliiM to read in
telligently, by reading atone.
The method used in the schools
of Hawaii has been accepted by the
American Book Company as a basis
for a new set of readers. Under
the head of "Method" the author
"The plan followed is simple, in
teresting, and extremely effective.
The child is told the story by the
teacher, he is led to talk about it,
to tell it and retell it, till it becomes
thoroughly his own, till lie uses all
the words freely and naturally in
convc8ration. As soon as he has
learned to tell the Btory fluently,. he
undertakes to read it, and the un
dertaking is a . comparatively easy
"Back to the three R's'' would
mean back to a condition similar to
that under which the method of the
three R's was developed, when it
met the conditions.
Many of us can recall the picture
of the prosperous farm district on
the mainland, with its old red
schoolhouse, the winter sessions
when the boys, trained in the opera
tions of the farm, and the girls in
the activities of the home, met to
study the three R's. The farm and
the home supplied the thoughts,
and the mother tongue being the
tongue of the schoolroom, all the
teacher had to do was to translate
the spoken language into the writ
ten language, a short process, and
then drill on the written and print
This is possible with a homogen
ous population, but I hardly think
that any intelligent teacher would
be so rash as to advice its use in a
cosmopolitan population like Ha
waii. The man, or body of men who
would advocatt going back to early
methods in the production of sugar
cane would be laughed to . scorn.
Why not go hack to the three R's
in sugar production? Theox-tcain,
and the old single mold board 'plow
and the old simple crude process of
sugar -manufacturing. Why are
men advocating the one and not
If the critics of the public school
system would only encourage im
proved methods in the schools there
would be less occasion for the fault
finding. The country needs con
structive criticism; there is an ab
undance of the other kind.
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IN THIS CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT. TERRITORY
At Chambers In Probate.
In the matter' of the Estate of
CLARENCE MELBOURNE ROBERTS,
late of Waikapu, Maui, Deceased.
Order of Notice of Hearing Petition
On Reading and Filing the Petition
of Rhodena Roberts, widow of said de
ceased, alleging that Clarence Mel
bourne Roberts, of Waikapu, Maui, died
intestate at Waikapu, Maui, on the 13th
day of June, A D. 191 1, leaving property
in the Territory of Hawaii necessary to
be administered upon, and praying that
Letters of Administration issue to H. B.
It is Ordered, that Wednesday, the 6th
day of September, A. D. 191 1, at 10
o'clock A. M., be and hereby is appoint
ed for hearing said Petition in the Court
Room of this Court at Wailuku, Maui,
at which time and place all persons con
cerned may appear aid show cause, if
any they have, why said Petition should
not be granted, and that notice of this
order shall be published once 9 week
for three successive weeks in the "Maui
News," a weekly newspaper printed and
published in Wailuku, Maui.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, July 22nd,
(Sd.) S. B. KINGSBURY.
Judge of the Circuit Court of the 2nd
(Seal) (Sd.) Edmund H. Hart,
Clerk Circuit Court of the 2nd Circuit.
July 29. Aug. 5, 12, 19.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY
At Chambers In Probate.
In the Matter of the Estate of DAVID
NOHOLOA, late of Kalaupapa, Molokai,
Order for Notice of Hearing Petition
for Probate of Will.
A Document purporting to be the Last
Will and Testament of David Noholoa,
deceased, having on the 19th day of July,
A. D. 191 1 been presented to said Pro
bate Court, and a Petition for the Pro
bate thereof, and for the Issuance of Let
ters Testamentary to HenrV Holmes
William L. Stanley and Clarence H.
It is hereby Ordered, that Wednesday,
the 30th day of August, A. D. 1911 at
10 o'clock, A. M., of said day, at the
Court Room of said Court, at Wailuku,
County of Maui, Territory of Hawaii, be
and the same hereby is appointed the
time and place for proving said Will and
hearing said application.
It is Further Ordered, that notice
thereof be given, by publication once a
week for three successive weeks, in the
"Maui News," a weekly newspaper
published in the English language, in
Wailuku, Maui, the last publication to
be not less than ten days previous to the
time therein appointed for hearing.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, July 22nd
(Sd.) S. B. KINGSBURY,
Judge, Circuit Court, Second Circuit.
(Seal) (Sd.) Edmund H. Hart,
Clerk Circuit Court of the 2nd Circuit
July 29. Aug. 5, 15, 19.
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RITORY OF HAWAII.
At Chambers In Probate.
In the matter of the Estate of HENRY
P. BALDWIN, Deceased
NOTICE OF HEARING OF PETITION
FOR PROBATE OP WILL.
A document purporting to be the Last
Will and Testament of the above named
Henry P. Baldwin, deceased, and three
further and separale documents purport
ing to be Coudicils thereto, having on
the 27th. day of July, 1911, been present
ed to the above entitled Trobate Court,
with a Petition for the Probate thereof,
and praying for the issuance of Letters
Testamentary thereon to Emily A. Bald
win, Harry A. Baldwin and Joseph P.
Notice is hereby given to all persons
interested in the estate of said decedent,
that Wednesday, the 30th. day of August,
191 1, at 10 o'clock A. M. of said day, at
the Court Room of said Court at Wailu
ku, Island of Maui, in said Territory,
has been appointed by the Court as the
time and place for proving said Will and
Codicils and hearing said application.
Dated, at Wailuku, Maui, T. H., July
28th. 191 1.
BY THE COURT:
(Seal) (Sd.) EDMUND II. HART,
SMITH, WARREN & HEMENWAY,
Attorneys for Petitioner.
July 29, Aug. s, 12, 19, 1911.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
Board of Supervisors of the County of
of Maui up to 4:10 P. 'M. Tuesday.
August loth, i9ll, for the construction of
a Doctor's Cottage at the County Farm
Plans and specifications may be had of
the undersigned upon making a deposit
of fs.oo which will be refunded upon
By order of the Board of Supervisors
of the County of Maui.
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July 22, 29. Aug. 5.
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holders of the Maui Publishing Company,
Ltd., will be held at the office of D. H.
Case, Wailuku, Maui, on Wednesday
August 9th, 1911, at 4 o'clock p. m.
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Saturday nigbt of each month at 7.30
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