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What is Best for Maui
is Best for the News
If you wish Prosperity
Advertise in the News
VOLUME XIX
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912.
NUMBER 38
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NATURE STUDY QUESTION
Declares Supervising Principals Thought Commissioners
Were Against Topics "Advocates Slipped It
In When Nobody Was Looking."
Emtoh Maui News: I have rend
with some interest the extracts from
the Advertiser regarding the much
mooted topic of "Nnture-Study" re
printed by you in last week's issue
of the Nkws.
The purpose of the Advertiser's
article was, of course to prove that
the Commissioners of Public In
struction were misled into striking
out of the Course of Study a valu
able and important part of the cur
riculum, to-wit: nature study. On
the surface, the Advertiser's argu
ment is a plausible one. We advo
cate the teaching of naturestudy.
Dr. Claxton and Professor Leiper
also advocate it. Therefore our
ideas of education are supported by
those of great mainland educators.
But, let us look into the matter
a little. The nature-study teaching
advocated by Dr. Claxton and Prof.
Leiper is both practical in its char
acter and practicable in school work.
Were our educational conditions
identical with those of mainland
schools, and were the "nature
study" so mourned by the Adver
tiser the sort of nature-study con
templated by Dr. Claxton and Prof.
Leiper. there could be no doubt as
to the applicability of such work to
our educational needs. Unfortun
ately, however, for the argument,
most ' of the schools in Hawaii
present pedagogical problems mate
rially different from those of main
land schools. There, most of the
pupils speak intelligent, idiomatic
English; and need, in regard to
Notes From
Capital City
Special Correspondence.
HONOLULU Oct. 31.
One of the most amusing features
of the local campaign is the attempt
of the friend of Sam Parker, Attor
ney Breckons, to make it appear
that the genial candidate for mayor
alty has more than a modicum of
brains. The effort in behalf of
Sam is made through the columns
of the- Advertiser, in the form of a
daMy interview on all of the subjects
- whioh may confront the head of a
i.ninicipalty and more. One might
iuppose that official had the diree
, tion of form of government for the
territory, for the frequent reference
.to "government by commission''
would intimate to the ignorant
voter that tho position of mayor of
"lonolulu, which carrie? absolutely
lone of tho duties of that position
uvywhero in tho world, is one of
any responsibility aside from receiv
ing a pay envelope.
Another amusing feature is the
statement by Charlio Hustaco that
ho is responsible for the form of
county government which tho ter
ritory does not "enjoy" at the pro
mt moment. Charlie entertains
le crowds at the fishmarket, along
ho wharves and on the "barrel of
,) perity," at the McCandlrss
1 jild!ns; vcomjt'nis his viL.v. lie
. doe3 not give tho-people an oppor
i tunity to form their own opinions;
Jje does it for them and hopes they
ill last until tho voters wlio listen
fCouUuued on page i , (
their language, to be taught only
how to read and write it. Here,
the spoken language itself must be
tauuht before the written forms can
be attacked with any prospect ot
success. So real and so formidable
are the handicaps imposed by lan
guage dilhculties that only a small
proportion of our pupils ever are
able to master the language in
which instruction is given. Com
paratively few ever become sdfli
ciently proficient to grasp the mean
ing of such abstractions as those
usually grouped together as nature
study. Dr. Claxton, in speaking of nature-study,
specifically calls it a
"content study;" that is, a study
valuable for its subject-matter as
well as for its cultural uses. But,
in the meeting of the supervising
principals which declined to recom
mend the continuance of nature
study as a part of the curriculum,
Mr. Edgar Wood emphatically de
nied that nature-study is a content
study. When pressed to say de
finitely what sort of a study he con
sidered it, he aflirmcd that it was
merely method. Dr. Claxton says
that nature-work is a content study.
Mr. Wood, the grand high-priest of
the nature-cult in Hawaiian schools,
says it is no such thing. Assuming
that both these eminent educators
know what they are talking about,
it is immediately evident that they
are not discussing the same sort of
(Continued on rage 6.)
Repeat Good
Work of 1910
Just to show tho men who will
vote next Tuesday, what happened
two years ago, we herewith publish
tho results of the election of 1910.
Republicans, get busy and return
the same good old republican lot.
Let Maui once more show the way
to the whole group. The figures of
1910 follow:
Delegate to Congress: Kalani
anaole, J. K., II. 1587; McCand
less, L., D. 473; Notley, C. K.,
II. It. 312.
Senators: Coelho, W. J., Ind.
1050; Kookoo, C. L., H. It. 123;
Pali Philip, It. 1197.
It o p r e s e n t a t i v o s : Cockett ,
Joseph, It. 1331; Cooke, Geo. P.,
It. 1353; Do Itego, Antone, D. 755;
Ilihio, J. K., D. 779; Kaai, S. P.,
D. 717; Kawaakoa, J.W., It. 123Q;
Keliinoi, Samuel, It. 1502; Kaula,
Sam, D. 839; Naono, A. B., D.
740; Nawahino, Rob. J. K., D. 849;
Tavares, A. F., It. 134G; Waiaholo,
Edward, R. 1299.
County Officers. Supervisors:
Copp, Chas., D. 101; Haia, W. P.,
It. 241; Heiming, Wm., It. 230;
Kauhi, Geo., 1). 109; Kahunaola
ole, J. K., D. 114; Lake, Chas., R.
358; Lyons, T. B., D. 324; Meyer,
T. T., It. 103; Pogue, Wm. F.,
It. 291; TolleiTsen, D. 71.
Sheriff: Crowoll, Clement, R.
1233; Mossman, Henry C, 1). 707.
County Clerk: Kaae, Win. F..
It. 1313; Keolmkalole, Morris K.,
v. rz.
Auditor: Wileox, Chas., R. 1554
County Attorney: Case, D. H.,
R. 1121 ; Kepoikai, A. N., Ind. 840.
Baldwin, L. M., R 1493; Reca'rd,
J. W..D. 392, rf.
Makawao Has
Treasure Hunt
Six Thousand Dollars Alleged To
Have Been Hidden Years Ago
By "Miner."
During the last two weeks a fake
treasure-hunt story has been creat
ing a sensation among the people of
upper Makawao, a few of whom
have given credence to it while
many have accepted it at its face
value as a practical joke.
Tho following account of it may
provo interesting: About a fort
night ago three Jaborers (a Portu
guese, a Japanese and a native
luna) while digging up a tree-stump
in tho rear of tho old residenco at
Lilikoi, Makawao, unearthed a
sealed bottle in which was discov
ered a paper upon which was writ
ten in Hawaiian this startling mes
sage: "Dig fifty feet from here in a
southeast direction five feet under
an orange tree and you will find
$0000 in gold.
EDWIN MINER."
Immediately the cupidity of the
men was aroused and finding two
orange trees at the designated spot
they began excavating around one
of them at a furious pace but
found nothing. As night was ap
proaching they decided to postpone
tho work around tho other tree un
til next day. In tho morning to
the great surprise of at least two of
the trio it was found that the tree
had been undermined in Japanese-
fashion during the night and wheth
er the treasure was found or not
nobody knows.
The first rumor, was to the effect
that tho Japanese had found the
gold and fled the country, but upon
inquiry at the Haiku cannery which
now owns Lilikoi, it was learned
that no Japanese had left the em
ploy of the company at tho time in
question, and it was further stated
that tho whole affair was a practical
joke played upon the three men by
soino Hawaiians.
However to give color to this
treasure-trove story it is stated by
George Miner of Makawao, the son
of tho aforementioned Edwin Miner
who was a well-to-do Englishman
and former owner of Lilikoi, that
he (George Miner) believes that
about tho year 1858, his father did
bury 80000 in tho vicinity of the
Lilikoi house, and that also an old
Spanish employee told him that his
father (Edwin Miner) had buried
the money near tho orange trees
but that he (Georgo) had put no
credence in the statement in as
much as he later found the Spaniard
digging for tho treasure on a hill
lower down. This Lilikoi storv as
well as one relating to 85000 buried
long ago at Puuomalci have caused
at different times much labor to bo
lost in searching mother-earth for
buried treasures.
G.O.P. Rally
This Evening
This evening at the W5,uku
Orpheum there will be a Repubiic
an meeting, and at it all the can
didates will speak. It is expected
that there will be a big turn out,
and that the meeting: will be a
lively one.
There were many political meet
ings during the week, and ' each
party feels confident that it has
the other beaten.
Hana Keeps
Going Strong
Politics And Improvements To Town
Interest People Lively News
Letter.
Special Correspondence.
HANA, Oct. 31. Big Bill Coelho
came to Hana this week with his
troupe of Artists, and gave an exhi
bition of Democratic fireworks. He
and his company of singers and
spielers were well received. All
that was lacking was the moving
picture 1
They spoke at Ilamoa, Puuiki
and Kipahulu on Sunday Monday
morning at Kaupo, back to Nahiku
in autos, where they had a luau all
to themselves. From Nahiku to
Hana and speechifying in front of
Aiona's.
They could sing some, and after
every speech they sang some more.
' Weeping Willie," of course, was
all smiles, and ho looks for big re
turns on November 5ch election
day.
Hana will now drop into a deep
sleep, and will awake on the day of
election, so the wise ones say, in a
new uniform. God Bless 'the Irish
there are a few of them left on the
beach who are staunch supporters
of the G. O. P. Etin go Braghl
Sure Kelal
DNLARGIING HOTEL.
The Aiona Hotel is being en
larged. Host Aiona is now putting
up a new Annex of six rooms, with
bath and toilet in each room.
There will be broad lanais on either
side, with a billiard and poolroom
at the back of the building for tho
guests. Mr. Aiona intends to pur
chase a largo tourist car in the near
futurcto accominodato tho increas
ing tourist traffic from the Hale
akala Crater to liana.
During the past three months 200
tourists have made tho crater trip
Makawao to Haleakala, Haleakala
to Kaupo, and Kipahulu to Hana,
where some take the steamer and
others, who prefer to make tho
ditch trail from Hana to Keanae
and Kailua, where an auto ride can
,bo made to Wailuku in quick time.
The ditch trail, for scenery, has
no equal in these Islands. Tho
many beautiful waterfalls along tho
trail and the awe inspiring view of
tho Kcanao Valley from an eleva
tion, makes a lasting impression
upon the weary travellers.
JOHN WILCOX SICK.
John Wilcox, tho Representative
of the 3 Rep. District, from Hana,
running on tho Republican ticket,
has been sick for the past two weeks,
and it is hoped that his many
friends who have not seen him out
on the stump, will remember him
on election day with the straight
ticket voto.
John Wilcox is a man who has
spent tho better part of his life on
Maui. He hails from Ulupalakua,
was educated at Wailuku, and has
been a resident of Hana for tho last
20 odd years, on and off. Ho is a
brother of Chas. Wilcox the popular
County Auditor of Maui, and is a
man of the same Stirling worth and
action.
Sunday, November a, will be
Anniversary Sunday at the Wai
luku Union Church. The Solo by
Mrs. Louisa Chishohn Jones will
be from Klijah, "Hear Ye Israel."
The offertory by the choir will also
be from Klijah, "Cast thy burden
on the Lord." The anthem select
ed for the evening is5 Incline
Thine Ear.'
TUBERCULIN CURE FOR
"WHITE PLAGUE" HOPEFUL
Many Valuable Lives May Be Saved By Following Rules
And Taking CurePatients Invited To Get In
Touch with Authorises.
Th medical profession of Hawaii
will soon havo an opportunity of
judging the value of the tuberculin
cure for pulmonary tuberculosis
from the results attained in its use
at the Leahi Home in Honolulu and
these, as they arc now boing
prepared by Dr. A. N. Sinclair,
director of tho Anti-Tuberculosis
work in tho Territory, are being
awaited with greatest interest. As
Doctor Sinclair recently commenced
a series of papers on tuberculosis
for the Maui Nkws his success at
Leahi Home should bo of particular
interest to our own readers, laymen
as well as those of his own profes
sion . ' v
The medical profession still looks
with considerable doubt on tuber
culin as a cure for consumption al
though, in many European hospi
tals, it is used exclusively where
circumstances permit. The figures
of Doctor Sinclair's work show that
out of tho thirty-two cases which he
was able to treat by this mctfiod
twenty four havo been cured. That
term of course is used advisedly.
Even at the home it is called an
"apparent cure" owing to tho pre
judice against admitting that any
individual case is absolutely cured.
Continual obervation and tests,
however, show no recurrence of the
disease and with tho exception of
only one or two patients they are
stronger than they normally were
before the disease mastered them.
It is fairly certain, too, that the
eight with which no success has
Big Bazaar
On Nov. 16.
On Saturday, November 16, the
annual bazaar of the Church of
the Good Shepherd, will be held
in the Gymnasium, Wailuku. The
affair promises to be the best of
years.
All the ladies are working hard
to make a huge success of the
bazaar, and there is no doubt that
a large sum of money will be taken
during the time the stalls are open
to business.
The committee in charge of the
bazaar have decided to give a dance
after everything is sold. There
will be a nominal charge of fifty
cents made for every gentlemen.
"LINK" AND "JOE"
VERY CONFIDENT.
"Link" McCandless was in town
this week. He had with him Joe
Fern, tho present Mayor of Hono
lulu, and candidate for re-election.
Tho well known Democrats were
in good cheer and when seen on
Thursday morning had just a few
words to say.
"Look hero," remarked McCand
less, you can loll tho people of
Maui that wo Democrats had a
splendid meeting, and wo had tho
Republican gathering beaten to a
frazzle. We had Republicans,
Homo Rulors and Democrats at our
meeting, nnd they all mo going to
becomo good Di mooratsl"
"Joe" Fern also felt, good. Hg
been had, arc themselves more or less
responsible as they insisted upon
absenting themselves from treatment
too often, and did not observe their
doctor's instructions rjd commands
with the fidelity that is requisite in
the treatment of any case. Of the
twenty four whose cure appears
certain, eight have already been dis
charged and tho others will all leave
the home within the next ' two
months.
This report of Doctor Sinclair's
is to have a vital effect on the anti
tuberculosis campaign which is daily
growing stronger and reaching with
a sure hand to further corners of
the Territory. This campaign as
Doctor Sinclair has already explain
ed to the readers of the Maui Nkws
is attacking the disease at two vul
nerable points. The first of these
is the conditions that spread the
infection and the second is the
patients who spread it. The fact
that cure scem3 certain when the
case is not too far advanced, adds
considerably' to the hope enter
tained that this last method will
lessen tho infection considerably.
Each patient is a source of infection
and each one removed from a con
taminating influence with others, or
trained to conduct himself without
danger to his friends is one source
less.
Two important points will be
made by Doctor Sinlnir in his.
coming paper before the Hawaiian
(Continued on page 6.)
Masquerade
Ball Nov. 27.
Another dance is to liven up
Wailuku, and it will be given by
the Catholic Ladies Aid Society on
the eve of Thanksgiving Day,
November 27, in the Wailuku
Town Hall. '
The affair will take the shape of
a Masquerade Ball, and it will be.
the first of its kind for years.
Masquerade balls are always
pleasant affairs, and there is no
doubt that the one on November
27 will be up to the usual standard.
Unmasking will occur at eleven
o'clock, and then many people
will, doubtless, find out that they
have been dancing with their own
wives or sisters while thinking
that they were gliding in the
dreamy waltz with some other girl.
Tickets for the masquerade will
be on sale at 75 cents for each
couple. Refreshments will be pro
vided and the best of music will
tempt the dancers onto the floor.
declared that tho "Untcrrified" aro
going to sweep everything beforo
them this coining election.
McCandless paid high tributo to
tho town of Wailuku. "I think
Wailuku is n wonderfully clean,
smart and up-to-dato town," said
tho Democratic leader, "and Ialways
onj iy my visits to this place. J'
L;nk did not attribute the good
style of town to tho blessings of
Protection as represented by the
Republican Party.
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