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Tliis Meeting Was Held at Paia And
" ' Was Well Attended.
Tlic regular mid-year meeting of
the Wniluku-Mrikawao Teachers' As
sociation was held at tho Paia school
house, February 23, 1912, at 10
'o'clock. Commissioner of Public
Instruction W. 0. Aiken, Super
vising Principals Wells and Cope
land, and some forty teachers and
visitors were in attendance. Mr.
'Copeland, president' of the Associa
tion, occupied tho chair.
, Mrs. Austin's paper, "Tho Rela
tion of the School to tho Home,''
was a plea for moro industrial and
moral training in the Bchools. Pre
sident Eliot's dictum that character
is the first aim of education was
quoted approvingly, and tho neces
sity for better conditions of living
The "Class Demonstration in
Arithmetic" by Miss Richardson,
of the Paia school proved very in
teresting. A second-grade pupil
kept a Btore, selling various commo
dities, making correct change with
imitation money and doing the
necessary commenting on the trans
actions in good English .
Miss Misener, of Puunene, under
the heading "Ideas rather than
'Words,'' gave an instructive talk on
various educational devices for utiliz
ing the play instinct of children for
, real work in language, arithmetic
and geography. The main point
emphasized by Miss Misener was
that the teacher's true function is
to awaken, stimulate and direct
the child's own mental activities,
rather than to stuff him with in
formation which he generally neith
er desires nor appreciates.
Under tho title "Tare and Tret,
or Leakage," Mr., H. M. Wells pre
sented a thoughtful and carefully
prepared paper, analyzing tho poor
attendance at tho public schools , as
shown bv the statistics, and callinc
attention to the great educational
loss which results from this poor
attendance- He showed that the
poor showing of results made in
- many of our schools is due in large
measure to the prevailing poor at
tendance. At the close of ;a general
discussion on this paper, the follow
ing resolution was adopted -by tho
.Association: "Resolved, That this
Association request commissioner
tendance to the notice of tho Board
of Education, and endeavor to have
the present school laws so amended
ll .1 A L I
as io auinorize ine appointment, uy
...the school authorities, of a truant
, otficer for each district."
One of the most interesting and
suggestive papers of tho day was
.that read by Miss Hilen, of Puu
nene, on the topic "Geography."
'The central idea jal Miss Hilen's
.paper was the continual application
of tho processes of reasoning to the
subject under consideration. She
showed clearly that as a cultural
study geography is not inferior to
arithmetic, and that it may bo pre
sented in a live, interesting and
( profitable manner.
Mr. Brown, of Waihee, then, pre
sented an illustrated paper on the
teaching of music. Ha dwelt par
ticularly on the difficult period of
transition from tho tonic sol-fa no
tation to that of the staff.
In the absence of Mr. Bowman of
Lahainaluna his paper on "Vaca
tions" was read by Mr. Copeland.
Several numbers on tho program
were passed.until the next meeting,
The Raymond Ranch Will Have Yessel
To Ship Fresh Beef.
A fine new gnsoiinu engincd ves
sel of about twenty tons, which has
been under construction in Hono
lulu for some time, was launched
this week. As tho little vessel glided
off the ways tho little son of Dr.
Raymond christiened it the '.'Ma
kena." For a long time the Raymond
Ranch people have seen tho possibi
lities of the Honolulu market for
anyone who could get fresh meat, to
town in anything like good shape.
Tho Inter-Island boats are unfitted
for the proper handling of beef, so
the only thing left was to build a
boat, and fit her expressly for this
trade, and this is what, tho "Make
na" will be.
The little ship will be practically
a floating refrigerator for the trans
portation of fresh killed beef.
The new boat will total between
nineteen and twenty tons net and
will be propelled by gasoline engines
with approximately 50-horsepower
The vessel measures 56.7 feet in
length, 13.1 feet in breadth, and
has a depth of 4.5 feet.
It is understood that the boat will
be used exclusively in the transport
tation of dressed beef between Maui
or Molokai and Honolulu.
The best of imported and native
wood is going into tho construction
to thisjlatest additionto Honolulu
built vessels. The boat-will be fitted
with at least one mast to carry sail
in event of a breakdown in her
Maui Golf Club.
ThcGolf Links at Kahului pre
sented an animated appearance on
Saturday afternooli last, the occa
sion being the opening of tho golf
A marqueoprettily decorated with
flags, served as a rendevoua for
refreshments delicately prepared by
tho ladies of tho club.
The opening "drives'' were made
by Messrs. Penhallow and Thomp
son respectively, following which, a
bevy of ladies and gentlemen play
ed in doubles and foursomes.
A pleasing feature of the after
noon's sport was the keenness and
adaptabilily evinced by the players
notwithstanding the condition of
tho links which lare not conducive
to the showing of one's best form,
At the Orpheum.
Wise and Milton closed their en
gagement at tho Wailuku Orpheum,
Thursday evening, in a blaze of
glory. Wise, is tho same old joker
a3 of yore; in fact fun just bubbles
from him as, water from .a spring.
Katio Milton proved a good mate
for Wise, and tho pair are fun pro-
producers, of a, high order. The
new pictures received this week are
owing to tho near approach of train
Tho election of officers for tho
next year resulted as follows: Pre
sident, Mr. Hardy; vice-president,
Miss Crickard; secretary, Miss
At 13 P. M.1 tho meeting was ad
journed to the call of tho President.
WAILUKU. MAUI, H.T., SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 912
A CANDIDATE FOR
IHPECIAL TO THE
Murder and Suicide.
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 1. S. J. Fischer, murdered his wife and
two grown daughters yesterday, and then committed suicide.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 1. The powersjhave responded to the note
of Secretary Knox inviting joint action in the recognition of the Chi
PEKIN, Mar. 1. This. city is in the throes of aminor rebellion.
The. soldiers ara in. mutiny,. because the premier is going south to at
tend the assembly at Nanking. .The outbreak was spontaneous and
many natives have been killed.
NEW YORK, Mai. 1. Dixon of Montana will bo tho leader of
the Roosevelt campaign. Newberry will handle the administrative
WASHINGTON, Mar. 1. It is reported here.that the democrats
will put refined sugar on the free list.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. The Houso Steel investigating com
mittee announce that their investigation of the books of the company
Bhow that J. P.. Morgan & Co. received $70 000,000 for organization.
That the net earnings of the company for nine years were$10,296,854.79.
The. committee-considers the trust a factor in the restraint of trade.
PANAMA, Feb. 28. Knox says the Panama canal will bring the
north and south together, and denies that the United . States wants
NANKING, Feb. 29. An agreement has boon reached to loan the
government five million taels to pay the troops.
HONOLULU, Mar. 1. Stocks are lower on account of the
J. F. Morgan was cut to pieces while attempting to hoard a mov
ing train at. Fresno, Cal. x
Pratt, the; land man says the Manuka site is no place for a public
building, and that it will kill that section of the city.
Land. Commissioner Judd has resigned his office and will return
HONOLULU, Feb. 29. Harriet Merton won tho prize essay for
school children on Washington and his times.
Letters from the mainland say that Frear's case will not be set
tled for some time owing to the political situation.
A mining expert Bays that Mountain King never hnd enough ore
to pay for mining and milling.
Spaulding of the Chamber of Commerce says Expert Field has
learned enough already to satisfy that organization.
Admiral Thomas exhonorates
Bob Levi is held on a $1000
Exhibition at Puunene.
At tho annual meeting of tho di
rectors of Alexander &, Baldwin it
was voted to donate $750 toward tho
support of athletics on the planta
tions in which they aro interested
on Maui. When the directors ar
rived this veek the boys at Puunene
immediately got busy and arranged
AN AVIATION MEET.
Gale in Loa Angela Time.
the Maui peoplo on the charge of
bond for insulting a femalo prisoner
a water carnival.
Of course tho thing was" an im
promptu affair, and no fast time
was made in tho swims, but they
mado a creditable showing, and the
diving was even better than at the
recent carnival. Tho directors all
showed their appreciation at tho
fintortainment. Fivo hundred dol
lars of tho 750 was turned over . to
tho Puunene club.
Peculiar Actions Result Fatally At
Mrs. Nnpaopac, a Hawaiian wo
man, living at Lahaina, became im
bued with an over abundance of re
ligious enthusiasm, and by that
we do not mean religion and in
her exuberance she forced her im
mediate family to do all sorts of
In the family was a married
daughter, and because of her physi
cal condition, these fanatical doings
of tho mother had drawn the atten
tion of the community. Tho daugh
ter had recently given birth to a
child, and when tho husband told
them they were not worshipping
God, but idols, ho was driven from
the house. Later when tho child
was about a week old, the grand
mother decided it should bo bap
tized. She started the family at
about midnight, and everybody
walked to the church to see the
child baptized. Next camo tho cut
ting down of trees about tho houso.
Tho final action of this eccentric
woman was when she decrecdxthat
tho entire family must take a cold
plunge in the morning.This no doubt
was a good thing for those in good
health, but for tho young mother it
was too much, and she died Satur
day morning. Tho week old baby
had died Friday evening. Tho dead
woman had been in poor health be
fore the babycame, but thero is no
doubt in the minds of many Laha
ina residents that tho unusual and
unnecessary exposure hurried her to
What the Wrestlers, Boxers and Base
Ball Artists Are Doing.
"At the close of one season, when
tho Boston Americans swept every
thing before them," said Jesso Tan
nehill, "John I. Taylor told tho
management of a big hotel where wo
wcro stopping to give us unlimited
credit for anything we might desire.
I never knew whether John I. was
sorry afterward or not, but tho bill
that was handed over to him footed
up 83000. Everybody had cham
paign unlimited, and Hobo Ferris
put five quarts of tho golden wine
into a suit caso. Chick Stahl, my
self and three other players waited
till it was almost timo for Hobo to
tako the train for homo. Then we
deftly sneaked tho fivo quarts out of
tho suit case and refilled it with
bricks. J Hobo, who wanted tako tho
stuff home with him, never opened
the suit caso on tho train probably
for fear tho sight of tho fivo quartB
would mako him thirsty and force
him to break into the supply. When
he arrived and proudly opened tho
suit caso to display his trophies,
thero was an interesting scene,
though wo could never get Hobo to
give tho full details."
Nearly -150 five-men teams had
entered for tho twolfth annual tour
nament of tho American Bowling
Congress- when Secretary Langtry
closed his entry hooks. All records
for tho number of entries wero brok
en at that timo, and with numerous
entries being mailed up to midnight
it was expected the complete list
would reach a large total.
Locally They Will Have Their Own
Men in the Field.
That tho labor unionists of Maui
will play an important part in tho
coming political campaign is evident
by tho fact that already the labor
leaders are feeling the pulso of their
friends, many of whom have joined
the Hui Uniona. According to tho
present indications, it will either
put up men independently or sup-
port candidates of tho other political
partics.rcgardlessof their affiliations.
One of tho leaders of the union
had tho following to say recently
regarding the situation: "So far,
the sentiment of the members of the
Hui Uniona of Maui is for good
men. Tho hui consists of Repub
licans, Democrats and Home Rulers,
but, irrespective of their political
faith, it is tho intention of tho mem
bers to support good men for legis
lative and county tickets to bo put
up at the coming campaign.
"As for the Delegate to Congress,
we arc unanimously in favor of
Prince Kuhio, whom wo believe has
done good work in Congress. Ho
will most assuredly get tho support
of the labor unions."
Commenting on tho legislative
possibilities, the speaker said that it
is thoir intention to support Georgo
Cooko of Molokai for the Senate.
"The union men claim they will
put up one of their number for
Chairman of the Board of Super
visors and also for Sheriff.
Thero is no question but that tho
union will cut some figure at tho
coming election, but just how much
will depend on tho ability of their
leaders to hold them together.
Miss L. Adams has.retumed from
Washington's birthday was cele
brated by races and games at tho
Co. L was thoroughly drilled and
inspected on Feb. 25, by Captain
W. H. Johnson of tho regular army.
Mrs. R. Taylor was remembered
by friends, on her birthday.
Tho following is a program of tho
District Teacher's Meeting at tho
Lahaina School, Feb. 23rd, 1912.
1 Views on Education by tho Com
missioner of Education. Philan
Paper read by Miss Choy.
2 Singing by Olowalu School chil
3Story Work by Second Grade,
-1 The Courso of Study for th'b" Ele
Paper read by Mrs. Sandstedt.
5 Remarks on Education and tho
School work in the Territory.
Mr. A. C. MccDonald.
Luncheon wero served by tho
Domestic Science Department of the
Lahaina School. Mrs. Gannon,
Opening Paia Orpheum.
Hen'Wiso and Katio Milton will
give tho Paia peoplo a samplo of
their famous singing and dancing
Saturday and Monday evening.
This will lc tho formal opening of
tho new theatre, and tho manage
ment are fortunate in securing such
headliners as funny Hen Wiso and
pretty Katie Milton. Thero will
also bo moving pictures.