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THK GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1914
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY MAY 12. 1914
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L. D. TlMMONS
K. C. IIOITER
More Bad Policy
However much we may esteem a
government official personally-as a
man and as a friend; however
much confidence we, individually
or collectively, mav repose in him
as such man or friend-we doubt
the wisdom of brusquely shoving a
man, frequently and persistently,
in the teeth of the government at
Washington. In our position in
the Islands, we can ill afford to
further offend the government of
the United States in this way. It
has been done so many times in
the past that we have already earn
ed for ourselves the reputation of
being unreliable and, if you please,
The case immediately in mind is
that of the Collector of Customs of
Honolulu. lie has a following of
sincere and powerful friends. At
the same time, the government at
Washington has for years objected
to this man. The Taft adminis
tration sought to remove him, anil
was confronted with the united
opposition of the Collector's friends
at Honolulu. Now the Wilson
administration takes the same step,
and what happens? The Hono
lulu Chamber of Commerce and
Merchants, Association are led, by
influences best known to themsel
ves, to cable a protest against the re
moval of the present Collector and
have invited the commercial bodies
of the different islands to do the
In omitting to supply the endorse
ment requested, the Kauai Cham
ber of Commerce took the correct
stand. If we keep on bucking the
departments of government in po
licies which they must have very
good reason for projecting, the
time will be hastened when no at
tention whatever will be given to
local opinions or recommendations
It is entirely proper for the com
mercial bodies of Hawaii to take a
stand against the appointment of
mainlanders to Eederal positions
in the Territory, so long as we
have satisfactory material for such
offices in the Islands. It is impro
per and exceedingly injudicious,
however, to keep on shoving in
the face of the government men
whom ''vervb'idy knows are unsat
isfactory to it.
The Governor's Idea
Governor Pinkham and the new
superintendent o f education sire
evidently a unit on the important
question of reducing e o in m o y
school training to the most prac
tical basis possible. In a letter to
the superintendent the Governor
expresses the following views,
which we are much inclined to ko
kua, at least for the most part:
"I assume the object of the com
missioners o f public instruction
and yourself has been and. will be
to strengthen and foim character
by cultivating intelligence a n d
self-reliance, thus preparing a
foundation for accomplishment.
"Accomplishment ov the great
majority means the earning of :i
livelihood for the individual and
There are those whose necessi
ties are so modi Tied by circum
stances as to render them, in vari
ous degrees, independaut or lice
"It would seem to me that the
plans for public education should
be based on the training that will
give the greatest possible pract.-
every day life that must lie lived
by each iiuii idual.
"Pedagogical and sentimental
(lumriim r( n.l 1 1 "i 1 1 r11 ulirillbl linl
"Throughout the world there is
a pronounced educational unrest,
"Our foremost periodicals qiics -
tion our institutions, systems, ob
jects and results.
"The report of Governor l-'rcar
under date of June 30, 1913, dis
closes the fact that the territory
of Hawaii has within its education
al institutions children as follows:
In public schools
In private schools
"It is presumable
that a very
large percentage cf these children,
as they mature, must seek their
employment and livelihood in the
avenues of production and com
merce that this territory affords,
or thev must seek a wider range
of selection by permanently leav-!
ing our islands. !
"It would seem to me that there!
should be a rational balance be-! :
twce'i sound preparation and "Dove moind," ohsi rved Mr.
opportunity and that the.e fac's : Iloob y, reininisccntly ," the wur
should be carefully studied by thelrds in scriptur' that so.: "To him
Commissioners of Public I nstruc- j that hath, it shall lo
tion in the determination of the more too?"
or to be j
"A clear, sound, ample educa
tion in the essentials is due every
child and scholar in Hie territory,
and a way must be kept open for
higher education where parents
and pupils desire,
"It is obvious that strict econo
my of money, time, effort and ed-
ucational plant is . necessary and ;
win prove a wholesome lesson to
the public." ,
T ii u ATTi n-ni; of Governor
Pinkham on the matter of courses
of study in the public schools indi
cates that the chief executive and
the new superintendent of public
instruction agree on the question
of eliminating fads from our in
stitutions of rudimentary learning.
The policy is sound, although in
working it out difficulties will be
met with. Undoubtedly a great
deal of time of teachers and pupils!
in the public schools is wasted on
the veriest humbug; and the pro
posed return of the system from
obsolete kindergarten to practical
methods and system will be await
ed with interest, and welcomed.
KaitAI will mi pleased to wel
come Mr. Kinney, the new Super
intendent of Education, and Mr.
Thayer, the new Secretary of the
' 1 ,
Prohibition, which Iris in recent
liquor tr.ii"ic, h.i- now appealed ia Cou.tj
favorablv i i liortcc! and having chances ..f !
which can lra.l so loii'j and so far
coii-etit as tin- u prcscntathc of the
Tet riiorv, who will arrive totnoi -1
row morning ami tour the island I
until Saturday evening. These
two officials will ibout complete
the list of Territorial heads who
! have "inspected" us in the past
few weeks, and we are hopeful
!th.U better understandiiiKS and
and much good may come as a re
sult of the lotus.
It ts claimed that a new post
master on the island of Kauai can
neither read nor write the English
language, a u d can speak verv
little of it. Just how men of that
cvlibre manage to slip into public
office is hard to understand.
It is ohatifyino that the
much reeded improvements t o
Waimea wharf have at last been
fjotten tinder way. If steamers can
not come to the wharves for awhile
: yet, certx.nly the landings should
j be as commodious and safe as pos
Lible. Mr. Dociey (h Pcoba!is
Mr. Hennessey admitted that
the good Priest had called his at
tention to those words.
"It's not chur-rch business I
mane, Hennessey," corrected Mr.
Dooley. "It's tli ' a-application of
tli ' scriptur' to conditions as they
aiv an' shouldn't be, that I want
to get thru ye Did ye iver figger
out th' number of gover'inent com-
missions held by a half dozen mill.
on some ot th I- sianils t.Ma-aui,
fer ninslance), an' why an' how
they got 'em? If ye have' ve un-dersta-nnd
me: if ve haven't, ye
"It's loike this, Hennessey: Way
back in th'P. G-. days, Ilarrigan,
we'll say, w a s appinted no'try
public of Wailukey. Eoive months
more, the Boar-nl of Health wants
an agint at Wailukey, an', after
duly consul-lting the direclorthy,
foiuds the name of Harringau as a
not'ry public. 'Ilarrigan must be
a good man or he wouldn't be a
not'ry', they figger: an' Ilarrigan
is appinted. Th' customs collecty
is lookin' aroun' fer an agint at
Wailukev, an' foiuds that Ilarri
gan is a not'ry an' likevvaise agint
of the Board of Ileal 1th. He must
be a good uiau-n; an' is appint
ed. Thin, Hinnessev, the Commis
sioner of Eddication comes along,
lookin' fer an iuspecty, an' finds
Ilarrigan to be a trus-sted not'rv
Tlii: CAMEL BREAKS LOOSE
e:ir invaded o:ne of the
u;;ress as national issue, a
iciny. sooner or later, adopted
ovi l t!
deMit jands without drinking, has Iter, i.doptid by coinmou
loliiintioiiist..: and, a:- noted in
public, ainl, f tlie Boar-rd (if
Health, etc., etc. lie must be a
good maun; an' is appinted. An'
that is the way it goes on, Hinnes
sev, ontell Ilarrigan has more oflic
ces thin St. Patrick had calechis
snis. "Nor do it sto-op there, Hinnes
sev. The gran', old par-rty is look
in' aroun' for a sooperviser or good
man-n to sind to the Legislathy.
Natchally, Ilarrigan must be a
good man-n; for isn't he agint of
th' Iioar-rd of Health, agint to
grant niarr-riage li-icenses, cus
toms agint, not'ry public, iuspecty
of eddicalion, etc.? Sure he is.
'Hooray fer Ilarrigan! ' they all say;
an, Ilarrigan is ilictcd.
"So ycr see, Hinnessey, that on
Ma-aui an' Ilewaya an' th' other
I-is-lands, ivr'y little pla-ace has a
pooba-ah loike that. He has to
spind most of his toim figgering
one his difier-rn't sal'ries, so he
make1 no mista akes fer the pubiic
to complain about. Iv course he
don't kape up with his wur-rk;
but, ye know, the public is long
s ii fieri n' with a man-n bavin'
'Hon.' er-front o' his na-ame. Do
ye wonder, Ilinuessey, that th'
peepul o' th' other I-is-lan-ds are
al'us kick-in' an' don't know wiiat
they are kickin' about?"
Put how is ut on Kau-eyc?" -
asked Mr. Hennessey.
"Ils-s-s-t! T.n t miiition ut in
the me urealh. That's gittin' too
close to hum."
It Must Be Bad
The Garden Island has .re
ceived the following-
' Kiccle, Kauai,
May 6th, 1914.
Editor Garden Isle Printing
Allowed me a space in your next
issue for this few lines.
Some great fortune tellers which
arrived from some unknown un
civilized country from way down
the South Pole, which are now
located in Ilanapepe are no more
than a bunch o t Imodiums or
money skimmers Whv they don't
know the difference between the
palm of the hand from the sole of
a mule or jack-ass's hoof. All they
want is vour money.
They are a great bunch alright.
I am mighty glad to know that
they will be moving soon, if I were
in their boots I'd sooner go to
Mexico. I am quite certain some
eld Mexican are anxious to have
their fortune tolded. People here
got enough of them. Thev better
move a n d don't show around
again. The quicker the better.
Thanknig you in advance for
I am vours truly,
most iinporlant slnmsliolds of the
bill for nation-wide prohibition beiui-
into l-iw. The camel, that animal
the al.ove 1 net lire, the eaaul si-.ins
- s - : t,. .iv .',-1
All the iilg
If you ntteml any nf tl
bis tollcijc ranic? you w ill rind
that the bull almo.t invariably
used is the REACH OFF1C t AL
AMERICAN LEAGUE BALL.
-uiit'e men won x nave Biivuuug
but the 1JEST that's why they all use
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