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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY. APRIL 17, 1917,
referred back to t lie Browns, it 'In Tin; Circuit Cot-trr, l'li'Tii
was because he diil not wisn to fan !
into hotter bla.e a quarrel, tliat lie
(Continued from page 2)
Solons Beg For Help
"Help! Help!" cried one unhap
py senator, as he emerged from
the hearing, with both hands raised,
like a German soldier about to sur
render. Mrs; Brown yesterday was an
exceedingly effective witness,. She
was fluent, consecutive, earnest,
unquestionably sincere, and a t
times almost dramatic; she was
keen, subtle and alert; am! vet
there were times when she hurt
her own case, and her friends re
peatedly laid hands of caution on
One of the accusations brougnt
against her by Superintendent Kin
ney of the department of public
instruction, is that, though only a
teacher in the school, Mrs. Brown
had such sway over her husband,
the principal, that, in effect, she
ruled in his place. Yesterday she
dominated the hearing.
Several times she answered ques
tions addressed to her husband,
repeatedlv she took the cxatnlna
tion of the witness in the chair
away from her attorney, again and
again she volunteered testimony
not asked for either bv the com
mittee or by counsel, and, as the
hearing drew to a clos ', she vvas
aggressively cross-examining Sup
erintendent Kinney, who distinct
ly wore the appearance of wishing
he were almost anywhere else.
She smiled herself when, as the
committee was just rising, she
leaned forward and asked:
Wants One Word More:
"And now, gentlemen, " mav I
have just one word more?"
On the whole, though, there
were many indications that she
made a deep impression. Repre
sentative Walsh of Kauai put ques
tions to Superintendent Kinney
which, both in tone and substance,
showed hostility to the department
of public instruction.
Senator Desha, far back in the
room, several times rumbled iiri
tation from within his great bulk.
Twice he returned to the same
"Mr. Kinney, isn't there some
way we can make thisJthinK right,
and pau pilikia? '
Senator Castle, not a member of
either education committee, but
who attended the hearing as tin-,
official counsel for the members,
asked a number of careful ques
tions of George S.Rav'uioud. in
spector general of the department,
seemingly put with intent to show
that the continuous stream -f ro-n-plaints
which Superintendent Kin
ney testified to had poured in on
the department against the Browm
had been but lightly in vest ig toil.
Were there auv others. Senator
Castle asketl over ami again And
did you investigate them, too?
Just Two Complaints
Raymond's answer boiled down
to two complaints one from If.
II. Brodie, supervising principal
of Kauai schools, and one ftom
K. Allen Creevey. vocational in
structor at Eleele. both rather in
significant and apparently neither
of them dealt with very seriously
at the time.
The situation comes to this: Mrs
Brown admits that she was hast
and hot in her action when sh
wrottc. "I haw no t:me for this
farce." She denies that she domi
nates her husband. or intertVtvJ in
his jurisdiction as principal. She
professes respect for authority and
acknowledges the necessity- fo
rules and regulations pud foroVd
ience of them She ap'.l.i'iy.ed for
her words, though not till some
time afterward. She insists, that
her case was prejudged and that
she never had a tair hearing She
says she only asks justice. If there
were complaints against her. she
asks why she was not notified of
them and given a chance to clear
herself, or at least to put in a de
fense. On the other hand Supei ltiten-
Kinney, after quoting the phrase
now famous the length and breadth
of the Islands, asks in woid: "If
that isn't insubordination, then
And if a teacher can do
that sort of thing and get away
with it. what will become of dis
cipline and morale?
Don't Want Apology
He insists that no apologv can
make amends; that if an apologv
uf.re accented, then all teachers
would feel free to do and say what
thev chose, knowing that by eat
ing a small portion of humble pie,
thev could avoid all consequences
He repeats that the Browns have
been a source of irritation to the
department for thre vears. mat
there is no personal animus hebuul
his official acts, anil he explains
tw if these couiDlaiuta wi.ro ot
hoped mittht be forgotten, if he re
framed from blowing on it. He
tlid not remove the Browns, he
merely refused to renew their con
tract at the expiration of the 1915
1916 school year.
That states the position of the
department quite fully and fairly,
if briefly. Mrs. Brown, however,
was able tosurroTind Iter ease with
far-reaching qualifications, expla
nations, and extenuations.
She has behind her a formidable
petition , signed by many of the
foiemost citizens of Kauai, of all
races and creeds; she brought with
her as her personal counsel Fred
Patterson, president of the Kauai
Chamber of Commerce, which body
has gone twice on record in her
favor; and her narrative of what
Judicial Cikclmt, Tehkitory
she has done with Waimea school
and nf the regard 'in which the
children hold her. was both con
vincing and moving.
On the day she was called on to
take her examination in rules and
regulations of the depirtnient, she
told how she had been up since five
ir. the morning, wakened bv chil
dren clamorous to be taught how
to sew; how she had been so busy
she had not eaten breakfast; how
she was cooking luncheon for 3)
children when Supervisoring Prin
cipal Brodie arrived to examine
Was Tired and Hungry
"I had taken nothing to eat all
day," she said; "I was hungry,
tired and impatient; the examina
tion counts for only five per cent
in a total of 100; my work was
clamoring for me to come back to
it; there was no thought in my
mind of irsolence or insubordina
tion. "Like many other women, I am
impulsive, very impulsive. I spurt
ed out what I felt, Afterward I
regretted it. The words were im
polite and unfortunate, and I have
apologized for them."
Brandt Favors Browns
Thorvald Brandt, manager, of
Bishop & Co.'s branch at Waimea,
and formerly commissioner of edu
cation for Kauai, was a strong wit
ness for the Browns.
Superintendent Kinnev asserted
that Mr. Brandt liad absented him
self from meetings of the commis
sion at which complaints against
the Browns came up.
"Yes?" said Mr. Brandt quiet
ly. "In two years I was absent
from just one meeting."
He told how W anu.ea school had
been much run clown when the
Browns took it up. ami how ii had
been made a model for the Terri
tory under their m an.' j.ein!it . He
explained how his lit. lone, triced
the llofgiiards. with whom he re
mains in close business sisso. iat but .
had taken optvisiie sides with him
wn the l'.iown eas- ar.-'. how ho r-
gretted to sav that tic tbnu'u-l.t tit'
Hotvaard f.uniiv "had it in for the
Browns before thev ever knew
C B. Hofgaard is president ot
C. B. Hol'g.iard & Co.. L'd., gen
eral merchants at Wainn?:. :tnd
Mrs Brown ak-;d if it wasn't 'rue
that-one of the reasons for tin
hostiittv of the Hofgaard famib
lay i" the fact that the Btowus
lionelit supplies tor r:teir cook inl
and sewing classes from a Chinese
"Oh. peihaps so, "asweted Mr.
Brandt with a shru of the shottl
dets ri-:d a wearv smile. He is
treasurer of the cmp:'Mv himself.
Uvidctrlv. that wfs not tie- -,d.
f tin: .v-e he wishe 1 lot m nh.i-.'.; .
rd vi litis iv.t nit;ve nt.f"l!o
At Chambers In Probate,
In the Matter of the Estate of
Charles Blake of Koloa, Kauai,
Order of notice of hearing petition
for sale of Real Estate
On reading and filing the peti
tion of W. O. Crowell, Adminis
trator of the Estate of Charles
Blake, deceased, wherein petition
er prays for a license to seil Real
Estate of said deceased, to pay the
claims of indebtedness against said
It is ordered, that Saturday, the
28th day of April, A. D. 1917, at
9:30 o'clock A. M. before the
Judge of said Court presiding at
Chambers at his Court Room in
Lihue, Kauai, be and the same
hereby is appointed the time and
place for hearing said Petition, and
that all persons interested may
then a id theie appear and show
cause, if any they have, why thei
same should not be granted. And
that notice of this Order, be pub
lished in the "Garden Island," a
in this Circuit, four times succes
sively, to wit; March 27, A. I).
1917, and on April 3, 10, 17, A.
Dated the 27th. day of Mar. 191 7.
(Sg) Lylk A. Dickky,
Judge r.f the Circuit Court of the
Fifth Circuit. Territory of Hawaii.
Sgd) D V.m. Dean,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
Fifth Circuit. Territory of Hawaii.
A. G. K Al'Lt'KOIT,
Attorney for petitioner.
Mar. 27 April 3-10-17..
die small, bin Tin ss 1 ft--r
s!ovlv swelling into a
IVtaJa .Many Enemies
"The Browns," lie s.i
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pie do, they made enei'.ii-
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In Tiih Cikciht Court of The
Fifth Circuit, Territory
At Chambers In Probate
In the Matter of the Estate of
Liang Yin Fook. otherwise known
as David Ninm Fook Leong, de
ceased. Petition for letters of adminis
tration. Order of notice of hearing peti
tion for administration.
On readim; and filing the peti
tion of Pah On Leong, ot Waimea,
County of Kauai. Territory of Ha
waii, father of the said deceased,
alleging that Liang Yin Fi-.ik. win
by his English name is otherwi.-;-kiiownas
Div.d N't.ini Foqk Lony.
of said Waiuiei, died intestate, at
Waimea .foresaid, on the 26'lt.
dav of ItilY, A. 1. J 9 1.2, leaving
propei tv in the Territory of II. i
'A'aii, nec.ssai v to be iidniinistcrei'.
upon, and pravnig t tin I leUeis n'
administration issue to J C lioweii.
of Honolulu, said temiory.
It is ordered thr.t Saturday, tlu
28, h. day of April, A. I)., 19;7,at
9 o'clock A. M.sb'- and hereby is
appointed for hearing said petition
in the coittt room of th.s court, v
Lihue, at which time and place
all pei sons concerned may appear
and show cause, if any thev have,
why said petitio.i shoi.'.u noi be
granted, and that notice of thi.
ordtr be published in the English
language for tint, successive week
in" tile ' Garden Isl.iiid" newspanei
in Lihue, County of Kauai, Terri
tory of Hawaii.
Dated at Lihue. March 2-lth. 1917.
(.Sgd.) ' Lyle A. Dickey.
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
(S-d. D. Wm. Dean,
Clerk of the Circuit Court ot the
Fi th Ci ' Hit .
Mi r. 27, Aur. 3-10-17.
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Now this coinbinatiDf
got a little too stronir tur tiietn
Then he told of the indignation
among tiieir irtencis at wnat
amounted to their dismissal; the
tide of -rising resentment anion)',
the leading people of the island,
the two investigations by he cham
ber of commerce, and the findincrs
of the committee appointed bv the
chamber, which resulted i a v
tun tribute tc the P'ow n;
"In piv thirtv-two iir r n
Kauai," he continued, '-'never hav;
I known such deep, such powerful
and such burning feeling aroused, i
"With a few well known excep-l
tions the people of Kauai believe aj
great injustice has been done. 1 hev
know the committee cannot force!
the reappointment of th Browns, j
but thev believe it can put the j
legislature on lecord as endorsing
Ihe splendid work done by the j ;
Browns, and it can initiate laws to I
prevent similar miscarriages ofi
justice hereafter. A great injustice'
... , . . ,iter of John Cuinniings, formerly
lhecommitU-ero.se to take up! J
in executive session the mass cfjf L hne, died at her home in
testimouy it had heard.-Advertistr 1 Kealia Wednesday.
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