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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, MARCH 4 1913
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY MARCH 4th. 1913.
i Entered at the post office nt
' L,iluie, Kauai, as sec6nd-.class
SunscuirTioN Uatks $2.50 Puu
YltAH, $1.50 I'OK SIX MONTHS
AuviiimsiNG Ratus, 75 Cunts
An Inch l'itu Month.
,E. 11. Huidcshwatur, Editor
K. C. lIoiTiju, Manaokr
Com'.mns li a v o been
OUR written t-ntiii'riiing our
COUNTRY imlilic hcIioo! system,
SCHOOLS the hulk ot which Iiuh
l i' c n criticism it f u
most decided nature. Some point
ed attacks have been leveled at
the head of the Honolulu Normal
school, in particular. It is charged
that Principal Edgar Wood has
more to do with the running of de
partmental affairs than he has any
business, and that he is about the
whole thing when it comes to the
present course of study. 15e that
as it may, the fact remains that
the Normal school system is foist
ed upon the country schools which
in the opinion of manv prominent
educators, i s mpst unfortunate.
Ear a large number of the pupils
in the rural school, that school is
the finUhiug school; that is,, they
will never go further with their
education. For these pupils, the
country school should furnish the
best equipment possible as a pre
paration for the struggle of litt
Which lies before them. ' The most
necessary subjects should not only
be studied, but mastered.. These
should include the three "R'S'e
which are now made altogether'
too little of, and a practical know
ledge of English. It is not fair
that these pupils should be com
pelled to take a numbor of studies
that will be of very little value to
them. It is not fair to the com
munity t o expend monies f o r
school maintenance to help educate
a pupil in branches that are not
strictly essential to a majority of
Our present course of study for
the country schools is so loaded
with subjects that very few pupils
can cover it, and only a small pro
portion of these are able to master
it. The course of study needs re
forming and cutting down so as to
lay due emphasis upon essential
mutters, and assign a minor place
to uuessencials. or, better still, to
exclude them entirely. The pre
vailing course of study requires
too great a quantity of work to be
accomplished in the eight gunks,
at the expense of quality. With
such an overloaded course of
study, the principal result of the
country schools is the training o f
the 'memory o u 1 y. Education
means the development and exer
cises of nil tlie mental powers. It
leads not to the capacity to re
nie.nber, but t o know and do.
Mastery of any one subject has
far greater educational significance
than a mere memory of them all.
The rural scholar, fot whom the
rural school is the finishing school,
should master the three "R's"
and gain a practical knowledge of
English, and it is not important
that the school should undertake
anything further than these.
It is admitted that any succes
ful system o f education m u s t
neces.sarily be unified, but the uni
fication should begin with t h e
rural school and endVith the
Normal or university, ami not be
gin with the latter and end with
the former. The future citizens,
for whom the rural school must
suffice, should receive there, the
principal attention and secure there
the greatest benefit possible. Half
learning is n o learning. T h e
mastery of any one subject is worth
more as an education than a super
ficial knowledge of many subjects.
If that rumors to the effect our
educational system is about to be
come the source of an investiga
tion by an expert, let us hope he
will do a better job than did the
homestead investigator w h o re
cently paid the Islands a tour on a
Its all right for the powers to
bombard Adrianonle, but they
really ought to spare Sofia. They
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Miiumuu i ue nam tin me women.
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A Dknvku woman got a divorce
from her husTjand because his toe
nails scratched her in her sleep.
This was really toe bad. 5
China has borrowed $125,000,
000 from six of the big powers
and given her salt mines as secu
rity. Over our way, we have to
give sugar for security.
Wi notice that a "bad acci
dent," happened in Honolulu one
day last week. A bad accident is
next cousin t o a "quiet" wed
ding and a "sad" funeral.
A $400,000 water melon to slice,
representing dividends on a million
and a half capital, or 26 2-3 per
cent, might go a great ways to
wards explaining the opposition
Tun Norwegian bark Meruitten
was lost off the Azores in January.
There's several hundred barks in
llananiaulu that a whole lot of
people would like to see lost or
In the lust year, Mrs. (!. W. liciihout,
who lives near Cmvgiil, mmle fhi't.ii'.t
from t lie sile ni cream, $li;.t: tram
cis, :?S0.i0 from chickens, and $ I7.L'."
from turkeys a total of $7lW.t7. 1'-
She ccrlainlv had to "be about"
a good deal to do all that work.
A L,os Anghlks woman pged
105, was married last week. She
didn't run away like some other
giddy young things, but acted
sensibly and asked her great-granddaughter's
A wici.1, known United Si ales
District Judge declares that hi can
tell whether a person is testitin;.
truthfully or not by the niannei in
which he chews. For instance, Ik
claims that the slower one chews.
the more trust can be placed in hi
statements. You can believe this it
Vnv, certainly. An ex-spurt is
a man who has quit chewing
TilR annual income of thti news
pacers and publications in the Unit
ed Utes is $360,000,000. Didn't
kuow vve were tnultimilliouaries.
TlW income tax has no terrors
for Ye Editor. IT he ever v$ an
tueowe of S5.000 a year, he will
be rterfectly willing, to ough up
some of it for the benefit of your
Its , funny how events will
follow each other in such appro
priate fashion. Ye Editor received
a letter from a Kentucky distillers
last week, offering him good old
Bourbon at $1.17 cents per, and
the next day he received a circular
from the Keeley Whiskey Cure
establishment at Dwight, inviting
him to take a run over.
Tiikuk is not much lift to hi
said against houiesteading when
such a representative body of men
begin showing the interest in the
project as those who gathered at
the Hotel hairview last Suuda
evening. There were gaihered
there, representatives from allom
the island and what they did was
of greater interest than was air
transacted before. It is possible
that the party as a whole was th
most representative body that has
ever gathered for this purpose on
Tin: Gakuhn Island has never
been a friend of Old Hi Price, and
has roasted him on several occa
sions, but we believe that a cer
tain organization o f housewives
is going too far when it says
that Hi is responsible for so many
divorces. There are hundreds of
other causes that far o'ershadow
Col. Price, the chief of whhh is
that "fools rush in where angels
fear to tread."
An exchange has an able edi
torial in defense of the medical
profession. We endorse the editor's
sentiments and the only objection
we have to the doctors is that thev
persist in sticking to their antedi
luvian, prehistoric and polczoric
code of ethics that doesn't recog
n i z e advertising as legitimate.
The fact is, it is the doctor's duty
to advertise. If he has something
that is beneficial to humanity, it
is his duty to let humanity know
At present, the woman suffrage
cause seems to be in wrong, not
withstanding the fact that some
of our prominent legislators are in
favor of it. Of course the fact that
it was sort of sidetracked on its
first appearance, doesn't necessa
rily mean that it is a has been, by
any means. When t h e appeal
reaches Congress, there is no
question but that this body will
come through with a hearty "ko
kua," so all our fair Hawaiian
maids will have to do will be to
bide a wee.
Il House bill 26 passes, all labor
ers on public projects will receive
o less than one fifty per day.
When we secured the services of Ilnrtwig Hnrd-ers-'-iuaster
brewer of one of the most famous
mainland breweries wc did so with the determi
nation of making our beer the equal of that brewed
anywhere. And in this we have succeeded be
yond our greatest expectations. Our
P. O. Box 54
HONOLULU SCRAP IRON CO.
C. H. BROWN, Manager
is not only on a par with the mainland leaders but
enjoys certain advantages not possessed by them.
It's "Brewed to Suit the Climate" and contains
n o preservatives. Guaranteed obsolutely pure
tinder the Eood and Drugs Act of June 30, 1906.
Patronize your home industry.
HONOLULU BREWING & MALTING CO.,
Ml & MffiKIY
Our stock of articles
suitable for Wedding and
Anniversary presents was
personally selected by us,
with, we- believe, a full
knowledge of the tastes of
our custoumers. Wc have
dainty bits in geld, silver
and glass as well, rich
beautiful articles in fasci
We pack ALL articles
so that they can be shipped
vilhout danger of injury o r
SCRAP IRON. UK ASS. COTIMW . AND
SECOND - HAND MACH1M.1U
ArAr,,. Sr.. n. vk muic 1'owuu Station.
Waimea Machine & Automobile Works
Geo. A. Bertram, Proprietor.
General machine, Automobile and gas
engine repairs, aulo supplies,
AGENTS KOR ACETEUNK GAS LIGHTING CO.
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We Are equipped with the very highest grade
American machine tools and our facilities for the
handling of automobile repair work are
Our pffnvtft are to nlease our natrons, and a
trial will prove to you how easily it is done.
WE DELIVER THE GOODS
Waimea Machine & Automobile Works
Tel. 32 W. WAIMEA, KAUAI. P. O. Box K.
' a Specialty
Honolulu Electric Co., Ltd.
King and Bishop Sts.
William J. Sheldon is fathering
the bill and at present there is
some indication of it getting
through. There doesn't seem to be
much said about the citizen part!
of the bill, but as William J. is!
the bell-hoise of the House, we
suppose h e kyows whereof h e
Tin-: bill introduced by Hon.
W. J. Sheldon, providing for a
pension to the amount of one
hundred and twenty-five dollars
per month tor Hon. Jacob Hardy
as long as he lives, as a recogni
tion of his -faithful duty during
manv years of tenure in office asj
circuit judge of the fifth circuit, j
is one that should pass without a
dissenting vote. If there ever wns
a man who did his duty with .i1 so
lute justice to all, that man is the
Hon. Jacob Hardy, and to pass the
Sheldon bill willbeoneof tb- most
commendable acts of the present
If you desire a good sewing ma
chine, ring up 1 77L., and R. Maehala
will give you a demonstration on the
new style drop case Wilcox & Gibbs.
He can also show you an assortment
of styles in the new store at Nawili
wili. R. MAEHALA, Agent
Tel.' 1 77L. Store at Nawiliwili.
Let Us Do Your
LA UNDR Y
Territorial Messenger Service
l i 'i iiiinirrMiiri niimiiiiiiii
A wise bishop, on being asked
his opinion on women smoking, is
quoted as saying that there a s
many tastes in the different people
who inhabit this old world, as
there arc colors in the rainbow.
Now, who ever heard tell ot brown
included in the colores of the rain
bow. Nobody, I'm sure, but how
m a n y men and some women
can testify to a decided "brown"
taste on getting up most every'
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THE GARDEN ISLAND?