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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1915.
Mrs. Fanny M. Simpson
Word was received by Maui people
on Saturday of the death of Mrs. Fan
ny M. Simpson. The news was a great
shock to the community where Mrs.
Simpson has lived so long and where
she Is bo deeply loved and respected.
Few anticipated any such results of
her trip to the Coast and rest at the
St. Helena Sanitarium. Here she was
doing well and her friends and rela
tives who were watching her case
carefully thought she would soon be
very much better, although no one ex
pected that her health would perma
nently be what It used to.be. The
end finally came from shock which
racked her system on Sunday night,
June 27th. Word was immediately
Bent to her relatives in Berkeley, who
at once came to her bedside. This
shock was followed by a second and
on the 30th by another, which brought
the final collapse. She passed away
at half past ten that evening. Her
nieces, Mrs. C. McLaughlin and Miss
Dora Engle were with her when the
Mrs. Simpson's maiden name v as
Miss Fanny Mae Bartlett and she was
born at Vienna, Wisconsin, May 1st,
1853. On November 25th, 1880, she
was married to Rev. Adam Simpson,
who came out as missionary and pas
tor for Kauai. He was located at LI
hue as minister of the Foreign Church
and also at Waimea. His work at
Kauai, however, was of short dura
tion, when in less than three years
time, In February, 1883, he passed
away at Waimea, Kauai.
After her husband's death, Mrs.
Simpson went to Honolulu, where she
worked directly under Mr. Frank Da
mon among the Chinese who were
connected with the Mills School. Some
years later Mrs. Simpson was picked
out for missionary work among the
Chinese of Wailuku. Her work was
of the pioneer type and she lived in
the small Vineyard Street Chinese
Mission Home, which kamaainas on
Maui will remember. This was in 1S87
when she began her work here and
she devoted the next seven years to
the building up of the mission which
has been permanent ever since. Her
work was much appreciated by the
Chinese and her methods of teaching
the English language were admirable.
In fact Mrs. Simpson has been ' con
sidered one of the best teachers of
English in the Territory and ner work
has been highly prized. She has ben
of great assistance also to the Amer
ican missionaries who have been lo
cated In the Islands because of her
valuable assistance to them in simpli
fying the work for other races where
' English is not easily handled. From
this mission In Wailuku, many boys
went into Mr. Damon's Home at Chap
lain Lane, where Mr. Damon contin
ued to teach them. This school later
developed into the Mills Institute and
then again into the Kawaiahao plant
at Manoa Valley. In 1894, Mrs. Simp
son's health failed and she went to
the Coast and became an inmate of
the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, where
she seemed to regain her health pret
ty completely. Leaving this institu
tion she went into a course of kinder
garten training from which she grad
uated and became a director in this
work. During her absence from the
Chinese Mission in Wailuku, Miss
Charlotte L. Turner was put In charge
of the mission and has been in
charge of the same since the year '96,
Mrs. Simpson was away on the
mainland for uome years. Upon her
return to Maui she worked among the
Chinese in Paia and Makawao where
she did very hard and faithful work
During her first years as missionary
in Pala, she lived with her sister, Mrs,
Ralph Engle. Besides her work among
the Chinese she also had a private
school in Mrs. Engle's yard, to which
a very large number of the children
of Makawao and Paia were sent Her
training in the States had prepared
her to be an, excellent teacher for
young people. Her musical ability
also was most useful in starting many
of the Maui boys and girls in piano
forte. It is interestiing to note that
out of this private school or Mrs,
Simpson's eventually has grown the
Maui High School at Hamakuapoko.
During the last few years Mrs,
Simpson has lived at lower Paia where
the Maui Aid Association, through the
generosity of friends on Maui and in
Honolulu, were able to build her. a
delightful cottage on the beach.
Mrs. Simpson will be greatly miss
ed on Maul not only among the Chi
nese people, among whom 6he has
labored in particular, but by many
of the Hawaiians and Japanese, end
pRneciallv her host of American
friends. It has been an .astonishment
in those who know her well that she
was able to accomplish so much when
her health was so poor.
THE NEXT MAILS.
Malls are due from the following
nnlnts as follows:
San Francisco Per Matsonia July 20;
Chlyo Maru, July 23.
Yokohama Tenyo Maru, July 20.
Australia Per Niagara, July 23.
Vancouver Niagara, Aug. 11.
Mails will leave for the following
points as follows:
San Francisco Per Manoa, July 20.
Yokohama Per Chiyo Maru, July 29..
j Australia Per Sonoma, Aug. 9.
Vancouver Per Niagara, July 23.
(Mails subject to correction on ar
rival of ships.)
July 11, 1915. Manuel B. Medeiros,
30 years, to Cressie Carreira, 18 years,
both Portuguese of Paia. Ceremony
performed by Father Justin.
July 12, 1915. Potenciano Galiva, 21
years, of Ewa, Oahu, to Julia Torres,
18 years, of Waihee, both Filipinos.
Ceremony by Father Justin.
July 15, 1915. Manuel De Coito. 33
years, of Keahua, to Victoria Botelho,
20 years, of Wailuku, Doth Portuguese.
Ceremony by Father Justin.
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
"Let The School Children Do It."
Onlv last week the supervisors post
poned the painting of the school build
ings at Ninole until .next term so that
the work cou"-d be done by the schol
ars. This was on the recommendation
of the principal of the school, who
wrote to the board, that, if it was
willing to wait, the school children
would be made to do the work next
term without expense to the county
So accustomed were the supervisors
to having manual labor performed free
for the county by school children that
the suggestion oj the principal did not
even arouse a suggestion of a smile,
to say nothing of an objection to the
proposal. The board Immediately vot
ed for the postponement of the work.
Economically, the Hawaii custom of
letting the school children do the
school labor has probably unanswer
able arguments; but we cannot help
but question its value educationally.
Even though, so far as the children
are concerned, they no doublt wou.'d
much prefer to splash around outdoors
wHh a paint brush than to study tteir
Nevertheless, the practice of hav
ing the children do the work of labor
ers at schools adds lots of weight to
On the Other Islands
Plantation Luna Suicides.
William P. Brien .overseer of the
Kaumana section of the Hilo Sugar
Company's plantation, committed sui
cide last Tuesday morning by shoot
ing himself through the head with a
rilie. He was forty years of age, a
native of Scotland, and had been a
resident of Hawaii for eighteen years.
He leaves a wife and one child. No
cause for the deed is known, except
that the man had been despondent
for some time.
Face Burned By Powder.
In trying to extract a cartridge from
his gun, which had missed fire, Wil
lard S. Terry, manager and proprietor
of the Ht'.o Coffee Mills had his face
badly burned and his sight possibly
destroyed when the shell exploded. He
was hunting at the time near the Vol
Mother of Editor's Wife Seriously III.
V. L. Stevenson, editor of the Ha
waii Herald, Hilo, accompanied by
Mrs. Stevenson and child, arrived
from the Big Island in the Mauna Kea
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the criticism frequently hpnrd from
parents that Iheir children, instead
of bein giaught how to read and write,
are kpt busy much of the time In
the school yard with a hoe, hammer
or a paint brush. "Pottering around
outside," is the way the parents often
phrase their criticism. Thry usually
add: "It we wanted our children to
work, we would keep them at home."
Perhaps the defenders of the cus
tom will tell um that the outdoor labor
of the school children is a part of Ha
waii's new manual training system.
Or, that the school children ought to
be made to pay for their education.
At any rate, for the school children
of the Ninole school, and we suspect
for many of the scholars in all the
country schools, this will be their
major study next term. And no one
can deny that when you "let the
school children do it," that it is a
grand exhibition of county economy,
even if the lumber in the buildings
should rot for lack of paint during the
We judge the school children l.ke
the system; we presume that, the
school board does and we know the
supervisors do. But, what do you,
teacher, tax payer and parent, think
about it? Hilo Tribune.
yesterday morning. Mrs. Stevenson
and child will leave today in the Ma
kura for Sydney, Australia, news hav
ing been received that Mrs. Steven
son's mother is on a precarious condi
tion of health. Editor Stevenson will
return to Hilo in the Mauna Kea on
Saturday afternoon. Adverser.
Mose3 Kaualua, otherwise known as
Mnaps. ft seaman in the employ
of the Inter-lsland Steam Navigation
company, vanisnea irom ine caiue
steamer Wailele early on the morning
nf Tnno ia Kniinlun. was last seen
asleep on the deck at two o'clock in
the morning. At eight o'clock ne was
missing and no explanation of his dis
appearance ever has Deen established.
MANOA BROUGHT FREIGHT.
The Matson liner Manoa, which ar
rived in Kahului on Thursday mim
ing, brought, besides a number of pas
sengers for this port, 1709 tons freight
of miscellaneous character, and one
automobile. She will take on board
while here 2700 tons of sugar, dad ex
pects to get away this evening for
Honolulu to complete her cargo of
6000 tons of sugar and '-5,000 cases of
THE KILAUEA VOLCANO HOUSE
S. S. MAUNA KEA, ROUND TRIP
THE FAMOUS VOLCANO HOUSE.
Crater Is Active
SEALED TENDERS will be receiv
ed by the Boatd of Supervisors of the
County of Maui, up to 12 o'clock noon,
on Saturday, July 31, 1915, for the
-onstruction of a teachers' cottage at
Hamakuapoko, a three-roomed school
house at Puunene, and a two-roomed
building at Wailuku.
Plans and specifications can be ob
tained of the undersigned on and after
Wednesday, July 21, upon making a
deposit of $5.00 per set.
By order of the Board of Supervi
sors, County of Maul, T. H.
(Signed): w. F. KAAE.
July 17, 24. County Clerk.
NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS.
Notice is hereby given to all em
ployers of labor, other than domestic
fen-ants, that under Act 221, R.vi
Laws of Hawaii, 1915, they are rec.uir
ed to secure compensation to their
employees for accidents to which thev
may be liable, by taking out insur
ance for this purpose, or otherwise
proving their ability to make such
compensation in manner prescribed bv
Attention is called to Section 48, of
said act which reads:
"SECTION 48. If an employer
fails to comply with the provisions
of Section 46 he shall be liable to
a penalty for every day during
which such failure continues, of one
dollar ($1.00) for every employee,
to be recovered in an action brought
by the chairman of the board in the
name of the Territory
"Furthermore, if any employer
shall be in default under Section 46,
for a period of thirty days, he may
be enjoined by the circuit court
from carrying on his business wjiile
such default continues."
Blanks for filing with the Board ap
plication for exemption, or notice of
compliance with this act, may be bad
upon application to the Secretary, In
dustrial Accident Board, Wailuku.
WILL. J. COOFER,
Wailuku, July 7, 1915.
July 10, 17, 24, 31, 1915.
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Our New Collection of
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Bergstrom Music Co., Ltd.
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Honolulu, T. H.
HILO TO VOLCANO HOUSE, AND
NO OTHER EXPENSE.
Frocks, Full Dress, Tuxedo Suits and
Coats or the latest styles
Made to Order
Perfect Fit and Satisfaction
GIVE US A TRIAL.
Kahului Shoe Maker
MAKES BOOTS AND SHOES FOR
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WHEN IN KAHULUI, DO NOT FAIL
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Full line of General Merchandise and
Expert Tailor Shop.
SUITS MADE TO ORDER.
CLOTHES CLEANED AND PRESSED
Large corner lot at Kokomo. with
7-room house, oven and ample stable:
fruit and shade trees. A bargain.
See E. R. BEVINS,
Attorney at Law,
Wailuku, Maul, T. H.
New center board saillne boat. 20
feet long by 7 feet beam, strongly
built. Will sell very cheap. For fur
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C 2 Generator, Accumulator, Electric Horn,
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AS ABOVE, Fully Equipped with Magneto,
3 Generator, Accumulator, Electric Horn,
Electric Head and Tail Lights $325.00
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