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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1917.
Life And Work Of
Miss Clara Barton
(Concluded from last week's issue.)
It became apparent by 1869 that
Miss Barton must face a prolonged
rest. Following the doctor's orders,
she set cut for Europe and ultimate
ly Geneva, where she planned to put
in three years of solid rest. It was
during this stay in Switzerland that
the news came of Napoleon's declara
tion of war against Germany. On
July 19, 1870, the call came to bear
the Red Cross to the Franco-Prussian
firing line. This was her second war,
and as she advanced to the field in
the forefront of the French lines she
determined wi.th all her being, that
as soon as ever she could get back
to America she would spare no time
or pains in introducing the lied Cross
After Miss Barton had served all
through the Franco-Prussian war, en
dearling herself to all, and W'nning
many medals of merit and friendship
from the crowned heads of Europe,
she suffered years of nervous break
down in America.
During this time it was with the
greatest joy that some of those whom
she had served ministered to her suf
fering. Following this Illness Miss Barton
busied herself with her new plan
that of organizing a Ued Cross of
America. It was a long and trying
undertaking but in the year 1877 th'.s
was finally accomplished, ns she put
it, an organization "For the relief
of National and Internation.il Dis
asters." But Miss Barton's service was not
done with the founding of the Ameri
can Red Cross. Fires, winds, t'dal
waves, followed at which scenes Miss
Barton's skill was a necessity and a
blessing. Then finally came an
other war, this time the Spanish
American war in Cuba. This time
Miss Barton went to the front not
merely as a bearer of relief but as
President of the American Red Cross.
Following the Spanish American
war came the Galveston flood, at
which Miss Barton was present as
she was In any place where suffering
humanity called for her love and her
skill. But her health was already
failing, and soon after, in 1904, she
resigned her place that the work
might not bo done less well.
The laBt years of her life were spent
quietly, in failing health, but In high
honor. She died on April 12, 1912,
having completed a sublime work for
suffering humanity that has never
been paralleled anywhere In the civil
ized world today."
"The Brown Case"
Decided By Court
The famous "Brown case", of Ka
uai, in which Henry C. Brown, former
principal of Waimea school, entered
a mandamus suit against the Depart
ment of Education to compel that
body to re-appoint him, and which
created a sensation in school circles
throughout the Territory, was decid
ed by the Supreme Court on Monday,
the opinion of Circuit Juage L,yie a
Dickey being overruled. The meat
of the decision is as follows:
"Where one has been appointed n
school teacher by the department of
public instruction and enters into a
contract with the territory to serve
as such teacher for a specified time,
the department is under no legal obli
gation to reappoint him at the expira
tion of the contract, or to assign a
reason for not reappointing him, or to
give him a hearing in connection with
its decision not to reappoint him."
Maui Cases In
The Supreme Court
Labainaluna, Past and Present
(Written, by request, for the Maui News, by Mrs. Margaret
County Attorney E. R. Bevins re
turned Tuesday morning from Hono
lulu where he appeared in supremo
court in three cases which had been
taken up from Maui. The first of
these was the election contest matter
of T. B. Lyons vs. Supervisor Uahi
nul, which had to do with 190 reject
ed ballots in the primary election,
the consideration given to these bal
lots giving Uahinul the election at the
primary. After argument, the matter
was taken under advisement by the
court. Bevins appeared for Uahinui
and Lightfoot & Lightfoot for Lyons.
The second case was an ejectment
matter of A. N. Hayselden vs. W. B.
Lincoln and wife. Hayselden obtain
ed Judgment in the lower court, the
matter going up on a writ of error.
The matter of J. M. Ambrose vs.
Kealakaa came up, but was thrown
out and may be brought again.
ECLIPSE NEXT THURSDAY
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The Lahalnaluna Seminary was
established by the American Protest
ant Mission in 1831, its orlg'nal pur
pose being for the training of young
men for the ministry and for teach
ing. The land was given by the wife
of Hoapilt, Hie Governor of Maul, best
known ns Hoapill-wahine. The Rev.
Lorrin Andrews was the first teacher.
The Rev. Sheldon Dibble, in his his
tory of the Sandwich Islands pub
lished at Lahalnaluna in 1843, writes
of the school at that time: "A shed
or booth made of poles and grass was
thrown together as a screen from the
sun to answer for a time as a school
house. In a few weeks the scholars
commenced building a more perma
nent house. After some accidents,
the walls of a stone building, !0' x 26',
were finished and a roof put on, wlreh
was covered with ti leaves. The
building was erected entirely by the
students. The next year the scholars
went to the mountains and hewed
planks from large trees. From these
planks, which they carried down to
the school, they made seats and
forms on which to commence writing.
They procured wood and coral with
much labor and burnt lime nnd they
carried sand from the seashore and
plastered the house. In December,
1833, a second hand print'ng press
was received from Honolulu and in
Feb., 1834, the first number of an Ha
waiian newspaper was printed, the
first west of the Mississippi. It was
called "Lama Hawaii", "The Light of
In 1836 an important change was
made in the school. Theretofore the
scholars had consisted almost entire
ly of adults, and only those were
taken who could support themselves.
But in 1836 it was resolved to admit
only young students between the ages
of ten and twenty-years.
In 1842 a careful inquvry showed
that of the 158 living, who had been
students, 105 were teachers, 35 gov
ernment officers, 7 in other useful
employment and 11 doing nothing, or
In 1843 the Rev. Sheldon Dibble
published at Lahainaluna his, "His
tory of the Sandwich Islands." This
was considered such a valuable contri
bution to the history of Hawaii that
in 1909. a reprint was made of it by
Mr. Thrum. For some years previous
to this it was so rare that large sums
were Data lor a single cony. iur.
Dibbles' method of collecting data
for this work was to make out a list
of questions arranged chronologically.
He would then Belect ten or tne nest
students and form them into a class
of inaulry. He had them go individu
ally to the oldest and most Intellvgent
of the chiefs and people, gain all the
information they could, commit it to
writ in E- nnd thev read it to him. Out
of it all, Mr. Dibble made a connect
ed nnrl true account.
The Rev. William Alexander took
charge of the school in 1843 and con
tinued as principal for thirteen years.
In him the Seminary had an able In
st rnctor and a man especially endow
ed with executive ability. It has
been said that his pupils looked up
to and delighted in him in a way
which it is impossible to describe.
In 1849 the American Board of Mis
sions was in financial difficulties and
the school was taken over by the
The Rev. John F. Pogue succeed
ed Mr. Alexander and during nis ad
ministration, in 1862, the Seminary
building was burned, and rebuilt in
the same year. Dr. Sereno uvsnop
succeeded Mr. Pogue as principal and
during the last year he had cnarge,
1877, the medium of instruction was
changed from Hawaiian to English.
Dr. Bishop was succeeded by Mr. H.
R. Hitchcock and during Mr. Hitch
cock's time manual training was
In 1905 the old class room build
ing and dormitories were torn down
and new ones, to accommodate one
hundred students, were erected. In
the same year an electric lighting
plant was installed. Three cottages
for teachers, aB well as new barns,
The eclipse of the moon, referred
to in last Friday's issue, will occur
next Thursday evening, starting at
9:35 o'clock and ending at 12:57 a. m.
The top rim of the moon will be
brightly illumined by the sunlight
but the balance of its visible surface
will be a dull, copper color. If the
sky is clear at the time the sight will
be interesting for three hours or
"Now, Uncle Si," said young Sprig
gins, showing the old gentleman the
sights, "shall we take a ride in a
taxi, an omnibus or a sightseeing
"Wa'al, Jimmie," said Uncle Si, "ef
ye're going to th' expense of a wag
gin to show me around, I ki.nd o'
like them cabarets I've heerin' tell so
and shops, were built by the students.
The school continued to grow and in
1912 a new dining hall and another
dormitory were added. In 1904 and
1905 a strenuous effort was made to
reclaim the taro lands but after
much labor had been expended it was
found impossible to raise enough taro
for the school after it had been decid
ed that the school could have the val
ley water only four and a quarter
hours each day. In 1909 the school
began to raise sugar cane on its own
land for the Tioneer Mill Company.
In the past eight years about $33,000
has been derived from the cane for
the support of the school. In March
of last year, a new macadam road,
with grade not exceeding eight per.
cent., was built by the Government,
from Lahaina to the school. Thereto
fore, the rough, steep road, at no
time good, was often almost impass
able. The new road is a joy and delight.
At the last session of the Legislature
the school was placed under a com
mission, the present commissioners
being, Mr. D. C. Lindsay, Dr. W. D.
Baldwin, Sheriff Clement Crowell and
In addition to the regular grammar
grade work, courses are given In
bookkeeping, typewriting, mechanical
and architectural drawing, sanitation
and civics, commercial arithmetic
and business English.
In the shops, the aim is to fit the
boys to earn a living and the work iB
adapted to conditions in Hawaii. In
the printing shop, letter and bill
heads, envelopes, tickets and school
readers are being printed. In the
carpenter shop, book cases, drafting
tables, teachers' desks, water gates
and sluices, chicken houses and
brooders are being made and In ad
dit!on to this the buildings are kept
in repiar. This, with the i practical
work in painting and the care and
use of tools give valuable experience
for the students in this shop.
In blacksmithing, the repairing of
flush tanks, Installing the Skinner
system for irrigating the alfalfa, mak
ing chains, rings, bolts, hinges, mak
ing, sharpening and tempering chis
els, making drills, and knives, repair
ing plows and wagons, cultivators,
shop tools, making tongs for shop
use, and plumbing constitute some of
the work of this department.
Machinery for more advanced work
in carpentry and machine shop work
13 to be introduced in the near future
and a department in automobile re
pairs may be installed.
On the farm, new fields are being
prepared for alfalfa, and the gardens
are being enlarged to supply more
vegetables for the dkning hall; the
piggery is increasing; suitable houses
and runs are being made for one
thousand hens. A herd of Holstein
cows has Just been Imported from
California to increase the supply of
milk for the students. There is an
abundance of honey for the dining
hall. Bananas, papaias, oranges, and
pears are grown. In addition the
school is caring for twenty one acres
of plant cane which is growing well,
in spite of the drought of last summer.
Since the new dining hall was built
the living conditions are greatly Im
proved. There is an abundance of
plain but wholesome food, prepared
and served under the supervision of
a matron. One cannot estimate in
dollars and cents what this has meant
to the boys in health and comfort
Organized play is under the direc
tion of Mr. Mathews, of the Alexander
House Settlement. This work is well
started and the school teams are tak
ing a great interest in the contests
Dodge and volley ball, indoor base
ball, as well as other games, are being
played. This with days full of work
and a certain amount of well directed
play, wholesome food, pleasant sur
roundings and regular habits, the
boys at Lahalnaluna are developing,
it is hoped, into strong and useful
The chairman, J. F. C. Hagens, has
appointed the various committees in
structed by the last Civic Convention
and which were left over from Sep
tember. The duties of the first committee are
to observe the work of the Boy Scouts
and report conditions and progress
at the next convention. On this com
mittee Mr. Hagens has appointed:
Richard, H. Trent, chairman, Oahu;
Chas. R. Frazler, Honolulu; J. W.
Russell, Hawaii; D. H. Case, Maui; A.
H. Clymer, Kauai.
The second committee is to assist
in any possible way in putting into
execution the Federal law creating a
public park in Hawaii, and its per
sonnel will be as follows: Marston
Campbell, chairman; Wm. Thompson,
A. W. van Valkenberg, J. H. Soper
and C. W. Ashford, all of Honolulu.
As a committee to prepare for the
next Legislature a scheme for remod
elling the accounting systems of the
City and County of Honolulu and the
other counties, the following were
appointed: W. R. Farrington, chair
man, Honolulu; A. F. Clarke, Hono
lulu; R. T. Moses, Hawaii; W. O.
Aiken, Maui; E. M. Cheatham, Kauai.
On the road proposition the follow,
ing have been appointed: H. E. Ver
non, chairman, Honolulu; C. E.
Wright, Hawaii; L. Macfarlane, Ha
waii; W. F. Pogue, Maui; J. H.
For Rizal Observance
The Filipinos are planning the ob
servance of Rizal Day (December 30)
in all the camps of Maui, and it te
intended by the promoters to carry
out the celebration this year on
larger scale than ever before.
Last Monday evening the Filipinos
of Whiluku held a meeting at which
organization was perfected for Rizal
Day. Clemenle Sadsta was elected
president. Sylvestr-i Estabilla, secro
tary, and Clemente Hilear, treasurer
Puunene, also, organized last week
with Rev. Pedro Royola in charge.
At Puunene there will be atheltic
games during the day and a literary
program, with speeches, in the even
An engagement of interest on Maui
is that of Miss Garnio Lffle Rose
crans. of Paia. to Mr. William Mc-
Leish Phillips, also of Paia.
The engagement was announced Fri
day afternoon. December 7, at an in
formal party, where some of the
guests indulged in bridge, others
played five hundred and still others
Simple refreshments were served
and each guest found on her plate
a small card on which was written
the names of the two young people
The wedding is to take place some
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