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Tim GARDRN ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 1912.
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Nothing - "TROUBLE" - Plenty
of that for the asking
Buyers never buy trouble. When you exchange your money
for a suitable Christmas Gift at the
You get the best your money can buy anywhere.
THE OPENING DAY NOVEMBER 18th.
As a Special inducement to customers and also so as to get a
start we shall give a discount of 1 0 per cent on
OPENING DAY ONLY
TOYS left over from laft year go at ANY PRICE.
Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Boarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Liliue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT TIIKIR DKSTINATION IN TURKIC HOURS
W. WEBER Manager.
Telephone 4 W Waimea - P. O. Box 48
Advantage of High Schools
THE FINE 1912 MODEL
SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICES
4h.p.l Speed, $215.00
7 h. p. 2 Speeds, $325.00
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Let Us Do Your
Territorial Messenger Service
More than a million and a quar
ter boys and girls will attend the
American high schools, public and
private, during the school year
1912-13, according to the estimate
o f ' Dr. 1 P. Claxtou, United
States commissioner of education.
Dr. Claxton has been assured by
Mr. Alexander Summers, statis
tician o f the bureau, who has
made a special study of the matter,
that the estimate is a conservative
one. Of the number given 1,100,
0U0 are estimated for the public
schools and 150,000 for the private
The American High s hool has
grown phenomenally in the past
dozen years, its development in
the last two or three years being
apparently greater than in the re
markable decade just preceding.
Since the twentieth century open
ed the number of public high
schools has almost doubled and
the number of students is easily
twice that it was at the beginning
of the century. The most cheering
feature of the whole matter for
the American citizen is the very
great increase in the proportion of
those who go from the grades into
the high scnool. Formerly (only a
very few years ago, in fact), the
high school was chiefly attended
by children of the rich and moder
ately well-to-do. To-day, nearly
one-fourth of the children who en
ter the elementary school even
tually pass into the high school.
; The exact figure is 22 per cent, if
negro children are included, and
25 ier cent if whites only are con
sidered. This is practically signif
icant since certain critics of the
public high schools have, through
a misunderstanding of the official
reports, contended that a much
smaller percentage that is here
given had the opportunity of high
The fact remains that from 22
to 25 of every hundred children
who enter the schools at all go on
into the high school.
Almost equally significant for
public education is the fact that by
far the most rapid growth has been
in tlie punlic high schools. The
privat secondary schools show
a healthy increase-- 25 ter cent in
attendance since 19UU; but the
public high schools have actually
doubled their attendance in the
same period. To make the com
parison on other basis: In 1890, 40
out of every 100 high schools were
private and 60 public; in 1900 the
proportion had changed to 23 and
77; and today there are only 19
private secondary schools for every
84 public high schools.
As to a number of students in
1890. 32 per cent of the public
were in private high schools and
68 per cenfin public; today only
12 per cent of the publics are in
private secondary schools, the
great bulk, 88 per cent, being in
the public high schools.
Is it any wonder that the people
believe in their high schools and
give but scant attention to the
occasional hostile criticism that is
heard. The public high school is
winning because the people are
satisfied that it is doing its work;
they realize what it has meant to
the rising standard of American
The people have shown their
appreciation of their high school
in the most direct way possible
by supporting it unfailingly and
generously. They have faith
enough in it to pay huge sums of
money year after year, that the
high school may do greater and
greater work. -More and more atten
tion is being paid to high school
education. Million-dollar school
buildings are going up in Ameri
can cities palaces, one might call
them, did not the work suggest
idleness, and there is no idleness
in the present-day high school.
Industry, technical ability, home
making, together with the essen
tials, of a cultural education, are
being taught to oiy boys and
girls in the splendid high schools
of today' on a scale that was never
dreamed of in the civic life of any
nation before our time.
Commissioner Claxton's widely
quoted statement of some months
ago to the effect that he looked
forward to the time when all boys
and girls would have at least a
high school education, seems like
ly of fulfillment sooner than even
the commissioner himself ant-i
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