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THK GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1917
Some School Matters in Waimea
Judge C. D. IJofgaard, IVaimea, Kauai.
When I runic to this Territory I
stayed about a week with Mr. An
ton Faye. at Krkiilui, and ns Mr.
Fny was busy all the day on the
plantation, I had a great deal of
time to myself and following out
my. visual tactics I roamed around
and investigated things for myself
Mr. Faye 1 i v o l where the
Schultze's now live at Kekaha, and
one day I meandered un the old
road along the foot-hills and came
to a small house on the niakai side
of the road among some coeoanut
palms. I heard some strange noises
inside of the house. I saw nobody
around and went nearer and peeped
in. It was the Kekaha school with
David Kua as teacher. David saw
me and in faulty English invited
me to come in. He told me they
were having spelling, lie handed
me a Hawaiian spelling-hook and
showed me the page, and then they
went at it again. They spelled in
chorus. Here is whore I acquired
some of the almost lost art of spoil
ing Hawaiian words. The young
Hawaiians of today do not kliow
the old way and pronounce the let
ters as in English. I will spell for
you a few simple words so you will
see there is considerable difference:
Manu a bird.
Pani puka door.
When I heard their spelling, I
could not follow them as their
names of the letters were different
from other people's, as you can see.
Mr. ValdemarKnudson, the fath
er of the present commissioner, was
the School Agent, but I do not sup
pose his duties were arduous, as
there was only one little school at
Milolii, a valley beyond Maim, one
at Mana, one at Kekaha, two in
Waimea and one at Hanapope and
one at Niihau with one teacher in
each school. The teacher at Milolii
was a man by the name of Iakopa
Nuikino. and he lived with his
father at Mana and walked from
Mana to Polihule and a little be
yond, whore the precipice goes right
out into the sea; bo then stripped
mid swam around the point not
a very long swim if the weather i
good. If there was a sea ruining
lie distance seems a good deal
longer. Coming home bo did the
same unless the weather was bad,
in which case he stayed in Milolii.
His father taught in Mana, but the
Mana Hawaiian school was dosed
up shortly after my coming here
On Niihau they had for years be
fore I came here and for years after,
n sfhonl teacher by the name of
Kaomea, and be was more of a teach
or than any one of you. His record
showed that he taught 31 days in
every month for twelve months and
never bad an absent pupil, and hi
bad every child on the island be
tween the ages of seven and lift ecu
enrolled as a pupil, and they all
came to school for 1 days every
month, whether it was February or
any other month. You may think
this is a joke, but this is the gospel
truth. 1 was school agent for sev
oral years during Kaomea's incum
bency. In order to get his salary
on the oth of the month, his re
port had to be in Honolulu as
shortly after the 1st as possible,
and if the boat from Niihau left a
few days before the end of the
month his report arrived filled up
for every day till and including the
Hist. If those reports from the
principals wore not in Honolulu be
fore the oth the salary was hold up
to the meeting in the middle of the
month, and we got the checks about
The school houses at Kekaha and
Waimea had a frame of Hawaiian
wood and clapboards on the out
side, and no boarding on the in-
side. The roof projected about four
feet, resting on ists that went j
down into the ground, forming a j
lanai, but then" was no floor on this
lanai; the overhanging roof protect-,
ed the walls from the rays of the!
sun and accorded the children
plaoe to be in case of rain. As I
said before, there were two schools
in Waimea; one stood where Miss
Lee's cottage is now situated and
the other was down in the town
where the" Chinese minister now
lives. The one hero was a native
school and Manoha Nawai was the
teacher, while the other was an
English school, with Mr. Gibson
as the teacher. The building here
was a small one, about lSxlS foot
with a four-foot lanai all around.
The school house below was a pre
tentious affair, comparatively, being
approximately, l0.oO feet. The
Hawaiian school here on the hill
was discontinued about lS(i and
turned into an English school, and
i white lady became the teacher
instead of the Hawaiian. Tn the
fall of lSS(j or the sprint: of IKS?
Waimea got a new throe-room
school house, which stood between
this house and the road. It was
torn down last year, some of the
material being used for construct
ing two of the open-air school rooms
on this lot.
Kekaha school was sometime in
the nineties moved from its old
location to the now lot on the sand
beach and the old building sold to
Kekaha Sugar Company ami a ntw
three-room school house built theie.
What boV anio of tne original
Mana school, I do not know, but a
new building was constructed about
the same tinioas the Kekaha school.
The population at Maija had been
increasing as Mr. Faye planted
more and more cane. The school
building was erected on a patch of
salt laud on the west side of tlx
Mana store, as all good land in that
locality had to be used for plant
ing cane. The first teacher at Ma
na was Miss K. Mahluin, now mar
ried to my brother and teaching in
Honolulu. She was teaching in a
house belonging to the plantation,
and shortly after she left, the Mana
school house was built.
For many years Mr. 1). I'rigg(
was teaching at Mana ; he is now a
worthy member ot the faculty of
the Kealia University. In times of
rain the school lot was always Hood
ed and the black soil dissolved into
the consistency of poi, and as long
as Mr. l'rigge was a bachelor and
lived with his sister in Mana camp
he used to pull oil' his shoos and
stockings and rolled up his pants
to his knees and go to school. Most
of the boys in the school wore high
water pants, and the girls won
short dresses anyway, so it did not
make much difference to them
Later on when Mr I'riggr married,
there was built a cottage on the
same lot, ami Mr. I rigge s attempts
in carrying out the orders of the
dopaitnient about teaching the chil
dren agriculture wore pathetically
ridiculous. When Mr. l'rigge left
we got a white lady for a teacher,
but she did not live in the school
cottage. Last year the school house
was moved to a hill this side of
Mana store, and she could not get
to the school without wading througl
mud a foot deep. The teacher'."
collage lias neon moveii to the now
school lot during the past month.
1 became school agent some timi
in the nineties. At that time w
had two teachers in Kekaha, tiv
in Waimea, throe in Makaweli and
live in Hanapope, hut conditions
were developing fast. Every year
since that there have been additions
to school houses and teaching force,
so we have now 37 teachers in thi
district, as compared witii live m
the year 1 .
It has occurred to some of us out
side of tin- teaching profession that
the profession often develops the
cranky traits in a person's make
up. The reason is vciv obvious;
tht-y have less chance than other
people of being crontradicted and
Hdiculcd. The dear little children
,.,,,,, t,.i tM, teacher: "Vou act
m. an ass." when they think so.
(Continued in next issue.)
Notice to candidates for nomina
tion to County .Olliccs within the
County of Kauai.
Notice is hereby given that where
as it is required by law that enndi"
dates for nomination to County
Olliccs shall deposit their nomina
tion papers with the county clerk
not less than twenty (20) days prior
to the Primary Election which is
to be held in and for the county rf
Kauai, on Saturday, April 7th.,l!tl7,
It is therefore necessary that such
nomination papers for nominations
to county offices within the County
of Kauai, be filed with the under
signed at his ollice not later than
12 o'clock at noon on Saturday,
March 17th., 1SI17.
Should any candidate desire that
his name be printed on the ballot
in the Hawaiian as well as in the
English language ho must make a
pecial written request therefor at
the time of filing his nomination
Each nomination paper must be
signed by not less than fifteen tlo)
of the qualified electors of the Coun
ty of Kauai for which the election
s to bo held, and, or, of the District
in which the nominee seeks for his
nomination at the said Primary
Election, and it must also bo aeooni"
paniod by a deposit of ten dollars
(810) for nomination foes.
Nomination foes must be paid in
cash or by Post Ollice Money Order
payable to the county clerk of the
county of Kauai.
Lihue, Fob. 27, li)17.
J. Maiiiai Kankakia,
County Clerk, County of Kauai.
MA KB KAUOHO
Ke hoolalmia aku nei ma keia
mamuli o ke kauoha a ke kanawai
e waiho mai na mobo holo balota
no na oihana Kalana i ko lakou man
palapaa holo nioho balota i ko Ka-kauolelo-o
ke Kalana aolo e enii iho
nialalo o na la ho iwakalua (20)
nianiua mai o ko Koho Palota Wae
Moho a o ia liianawa koho balota
hoi no ko Kalana o Kauai nei e
nialainaia ana ma ka Poaono A peri
la 7, l'.U7, nolaila he mea pono loa
o wainoia mai Koia man naianaia
holo moho balota no na oihana Ka
lana o Kauai nei i ka mea nona ka
iiioamalalo iho nei ma kona Keena
Oihana mamua mai o ka hora 12 o
ke awakca oka Poaono Maraki 17,
Ina inakeiiiakc kekahi niohoepai
pu ia kono inoa Hawaii pola no hoi
kona inoa ma ka olelo haole malinia
o ka bolota o noi niaopopo mai oia
pela ma ka palapala ma ka manawa
o kona waiho ana mai i kono pala
pala holo moho.
E kakauinoa ka palapala holo
moho balota e ka poe knponn maoli
i ke koho balota aolo nao c enii iho
ka nui nialalo o ka umi-kumamalima
(lo) o ke Kalana o Kauai nei kahi
e koho balota ia ai, a i oloia o ka
apaua iho palm kahi a ka moho e
imi ana no kona waoia ae ma ko
Kau Koho lialota Wae Moho i haiia
maluna, a e waiho pu mai no hoi
me ia palapala holo mohoi na dala
he umi (810.00) he uku no ia pala
Ma ko dala kuike e ukuia mai ai
keia man dala a i le ma ke Kikoo
Dala llaleleta palm no ka ukuia
nao o ia man dala i ke Kakauololo
o ke Kalana o Kauai nei.
Lihue, Feb. 27, 15)17.
J. Maiiiai Kankaki a.
Kakauololo, Kalana o Kanai.
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