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TI1E MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912
"NATURE STUDY" FOR ENGLISH.
THE fact that the federal bureau of education is circulating, with
its commendation, a paper prepared by the head of the West
Kentucky State Normal School advocating almost exactly what
the department of education of Hawaii has been defending and attempt
ing to retain in its course of study, in the face of vigorous opposition,
should bring that opposition to an end and lead to a reinsertion of one
subject cut out of the curriculum. For the past couple of years the
critics of the school department, both within and outside of the teach
ing profession, have been saying that "nature study" as included in
the public school course has been worthless. This opposition came to
a head when the course of study was reviewed a few months ago and
proved to be so strong that nature study" as it stood was cut out of
the course of study.
As the prime object of the course was to teach English in correlation
with simple studies in agriculture and the study of everyday animate
objects, the general criticism seemed to be misplaced, or at least based
upon a studied misunderstanding. The main object of the course has
not been altogether lost to the school system, as in place of "nature
study" has been included one styled "local geography," in which the
teaching of English to the children not of Anglo-Saxon parents forms
the main part, but the new subject is not found as adaptable as the old
one to the purpose Professor Leiper, whose paper is quoted in part
elsewhere in this issue, especially advocates the nature study course as
the best for the teaching of language, his every argument backing up
that of the local educational officials and adding weight to the state
ments that have been made that the course of study in use' here for
years is well in advance of the general public school course of the main
it is gratitying to Know tnat Hawaii nas been m the lead tor some
years in this matter, although somewhat discomfiting to think that we
have decided to eliminate the best part of the course of study just as
the rest of the Union is awakening to the value of it and advocating its
adoption in every State normal. The Advertiser.
WELL DONE NEW YORK.
rHERE is no fear for American Justice once popular sentiment is
worked up, and a case is tried properly before a fearless Judge.
The conviction of Lieutenant Becker, of murder in the first de
gree, clears the atmosphere of New York, and shows that even in these
days there is a sentiment strong enough to defy any of the crooked
gangs that appear to run things. The next move is to execute Becker
and it is to be hoped that appeals will not delay that matter for years to
That the publicity work of the Promotion Committee will do a lot of
good for Maui, there is no doubt. The Committee is now turning its
efforts toward this island, and there is no doubt that Maui will be as
well advertised, all over the world, as Hawaii the Big Island is at
Haleakala is a very valuable asset to this island, and when Mr
Bonnie's moving pictures, and panoramic scenes are shown in the
United States, Europe and Australia, interest in the wonderful sight
should draw large crowds of tourists yearly.
If there were a road to the summit of Haleakala, there is no doubt
that thousands of tourists would be attracted to Maui. Even, as it is
now, there should be a big rush of globe trotters soon.
A significant step in the conquest
of local transportation by the power
vehicle is the order recently placed
by Wells, Fargo and Company with
the Packard Motor Car Company
for one hundred motor trucks of
two-ton and three-ton capacity.
These trucks, costing $286,750,
will be used to supplant the express
company's horse-drawn wagons in
the larger cities of the United States.
Other leading express companies
have been users of large numbers of
ackard trucks for several years and
the decision of Wells, Fargo and
Company supplies one more con
vincing proof of the superiority of
motor vehicles from the standpoint
of economy and efficiency. For
more than a year and a half Wells,
argo and Company have been
making an exhaustive study of the
motor truck industry and the ap
plication of power vehicles to their
traffic problems. Executives of the
company and expert engineers in
their employ have inspected the
plants of prominent truck manu
facturers, entering thoroughly into
the details of construction, opera
tion and maintenance. They made
frequent visits to the Packard fact-
ory ana were put in possession 01
all the data as to materials, manu
facturing methods and the perform
ances of Packa'rd trucks in various
lines of trade.
The question of mechanical at
tention and the cost of extra parts
was a factor in the decision. The
Packard Company emphasized its
service to owners and called atten
tion to its country wide organization
of dealers whose establishments arc
especially equipped to keep Pack
ard trucks at their maximum efficiency.
The contract between the ex
press company and the Packard call
for delivery of the trucks within a
WHEN IT ISTIME TO
DO NOT FORGET THAT WE CARRY
Representing the commercial or
ganizations of forty-five nations,
the members of the International
Congress of Chambers of Commerce
were guests of the Packard Motor
Car Company at luncheon in thei
plant in Detroit, Thursday, October
3, and made a complete inspection
of the big motor car factory.
Guides speaking the various lan
guages of the visitors were drafted
from the company's offices to
accompany them through the thirty
buildings. The foreign experts paid
high tributes to American motor car
manuiaciunng as exempnned in
the Packard factory.
Duke Kahanamoku could earn big money as a professional swimmer.
We wonder what he will say, in years to come, when he proudly shows
his cups and medals to his friends. Amateur athletics are alright for
College lads who all look forward to some sort of a life in which they
can earn big money. But what about Duke? Is there anything but
"glory" in the present, or future, for him? Use your opportunity
Election Day is rapidly approaching, and every voter should be in
readiness to cast his vote. No excuse slipuld go. It is the duty of
every man Republican or Democrat to go to the polls and vote ac
cording to his opinion and conscience.
Arbor Day is a great institution, and when the school children are
interested as they are all over the Territory there is no doubt that
an immense amount of good is done every year.
Is the "Unspeakable Turk" going to the wall at last, or is the long
predicted religious war going to wipe out half the population of the
There appears to be no startling rush on
What are the Commissioners doing?
the Kihei wharf matter.
"Bill" Rawlins will find it harder work on the political stump than
Introducing "Our Duke."
The continued activities of the
Mexican revolution are making ex
citing days for the American citi
zens along the border. What is
still more interesting, the war in
the Southern Republic is demon
strating the possibilities of the auto
mobile as a valuable adjunct to field
service. It is quite probable that
the present unpleasantness in Mexi
co is the first real war in whicl
this military service has been put
to a practical test.
Hostilities recently have centera
along the Arizona border near the
American city of Douglas. There
has beej) a lot of trouble just south
of that town, keeping the citizens in
a perpetual state of excitement
The other day the insurrectors had
a mining camp surrounded and a
lively battle resulted. Automobiles
were dispatched at once by Douglas
citizens to the scene of activities to
bring out the women and children
the 20 machines including 12 Cadil
This is not the first time the
Cadillac has rendered similar ser
vice in the Mexican trouble, as E
R. Pirtle, of Douglas crossed the
line a few months ago to watch
battle near Agua Prieta and used
his Cadillac to carry the wounded
both federal soldiers and insurrec
tos, to the city, where they coul
be placed under the care of Amer
COME IN AND LOOK AT OUR STOCK
I Maui Dry Goods & Grocery Company, Ltd.
A Modern Tragedy.
procession, moving o'er the
In solemn silence carried forth the
Of some poor mortal who had bowed his
Unto the scepter of Death's miehtv
And as it passed I asked a native
"How came that hapless mortal there to
fie turned to me and winked awav a
Before he deigned to make this clear
"He was a local business man, my
A squarer dealer never drew a breath;
But his one weakness brought him to his
He would not advertise and starved to
United States and Canada, will be
guests of the Packard Motor Car
Company on a three-day lake cruise,
which will constitute the annual
convention of the Packard sales
the steamer City of St. Ignace
has been chartered. The route ex
tends through Lake St. Clair and
Huron, then down into Lake Erie
to Buffalo and return. The boat
leaves Detroit Tuesday, September
3 and will stop in Cleveland for a
theater party the evening of Sept
The dealers will be accompanied
by a number of Packard officials,
including H. B. Joy, President; S.
D. Waldon, Vice-President: Alvan
Macauley, General Manager and II.
II. Hills Sales Manager.
In addition to business discussions
there will be various forms of en
tertainment, including concerts by
the Packard brass band.
A road test of the 1913 Packard
"38" from Detroit to Chicago and
return, made recently by S. D.
Waldon, Vice-PreBident of the Pack
ird Motor Car Couinanv. developed
About 150 dealers and salesmen surprise by breaking the record
f mm the principal cities of the made in the famous "Flight of
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Harding in Bcoaklya Eagle.
Thirty" over the same route.
Mr. Waldon, accompanied by
Edwin S. George, of Detroit, and J.
M. Murdock, of Johnstown, Pa.,
was giving the smaller six-cylinder
Packard a final trial, with no idea
in mind of making extraordinary
speed. A touring car was used,
with top and windshield up. Com
fort was not sacrificed at any time
for haste and yet the run of two
hundred and eighty-eight miles on
the return trip was made in nine
hours, fifty-five minutes about an
hour faster than the record of the
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE
Followed Hor Mi (trass.
The bride had engaged Sarah, whoi
had been only a week In America, as a
housemaid. On her first day her mis
tress aald: "Now,
Sarah. I will go
over the house
with yon and
show you exact
ly what you are
to do." The bride
then klaaed her
husband and went
on. her rounds
of Instruction with
the new girl.
The next morn
ing ne the bride
and her husband
were sitting at
young wife was
horritled to see
ma toumo wire
Barah enter and, blushing furiously, go
up to the young man, throw her arms
about blin and give bun a hearty klaa.