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THE TEACHER'S INDIVIDUALITY.
I1Y r.lXEX A. AHMS.
Read at the Teachers' Convention,
Dec. 20, 1885.
There is nothing so taking as
bomcthing new, and the educational
and other periodicals of tho last few
months have rung many changes on
the new, as compared with the old,
claiming for the former all that is
worth knowing or doing in school
No doubt there havebecn changes ;
we do not need to go back to the
daik ages lo point the contrast ;
our memories can easily recall the
weather-beaten old school-house,
unshaded and unsheltered by
friendly trees, exposed to the
tlercest heat of summer and the
hardest storms of winter ; altogether
such buildings as no scientific or
intelligent farmer of the present day
would use to shelter cattle or
sheep. The inside was in perfect
harmony with the outside; itn
paintcd pine desks, popularly be
lieved lo have been made old, as no
memory of living resident could
reach back to the time when they
were unmarked by ink or knife;
hard, narrow benches, affording
scant support for growing lad", and
so high that little legs dangled pain
fully; a stove that ranged ftom a
red heat to a sullen smouldering
that allowed the frost to gather on
the windows ; a limited allowance of
blackboard, but of maps, globes and
other apparatus not even that, while
the variety of text-books suggested
a second-hand hook stall.
Two terms a year, of twelve
weeks each, and usually a new
teacher every term, was the com
mon arrangement ; yet even under
such discouraging circumstances,
there was work done that told for
good on the future lives of pupils.
Many an earnest, enthusiastic stu
dent, not of books only, but of boys
and girls as well, succeeded during
those few weeks in awakening an
eager thirst for knowledge that sent
out into the world men and women
who saw and thought, and a few
who have in after life done much to
raise the standard of public senti
ment, and helped to reiine and
elevate surrounding lives, gained
their first upward impetus from
some early teacher. If printed
books were not so abundant as
later, the few possessed were mas
tered, and perhaps the volume of
nature received more earnest, rever
ent attention than is often given
The present tells a different
story ; school buildings arc erected
that are justly the pride of the peo
ple; books of reference, maps,
globes and numberless other aids
help to broaden and make easier
the paths of learning, but do we
dare claim that all the reforms tend
to reformation'!1 Arc wc sure that
there is not so much "pouring in"
done, that there is little opportunity
for the "drawine: out" which con
stitutes the truest education V
In the earlier days some com
mittee or supciintcndent visited the
school once a term, and after alter
nately dozing and listening through
the recitations for half a day, made
a set speech, congratulating the
pupils on the "commendable pro
gress" they had made; but are we
sure that the many supervisors who
now ride their own particular hob
bies into the schools every few days,
are really any more helpful in
tho work of developing tho pupils
into thinking, self-reliant men and
"When one bcliool visitor insists
that every word read or spelled shall
be made clear to the dullest pupil ;
another, that none shall bo promoted
who have not mastered the intrica
cies of mental and written arith
metic ; another demands that every
pupil shall Ring liko a nightingale ;
another is sure that no school is a
success wheic the pupils are not
drilled in mechanical and artistic
drawing ; another would have every
tcachor live, read and study solely
witli a view to enlightening the
pupils on every subject at all con
nected with any part of the world in
which we live; and yet another
would have ono corner of the school
room set apart as a menagerie, that
the children may study from real
life the different animals therein
contained, where and how can a
teacher find opportunity to be or do
what nature and education have de
signed? Aic teachers and pupils
mete machines? If to make them
such is the aim of schools, better at
once start an automaton factory,
where images could be turned out
that would obey these would-bo
master minds, as puppets yield to
the hand which holds the strings.
"We once knew a superintendent
who insisted that none of the
teachers under his charge should
teach anything at variance with the
text books used in the schools, even
if the books contained errors, be
causo such teaching showed lack of
deference to tho committee, who
placed tho looks in School. Wo
Tfcro fairly acquainted 'with tlio
members of said committee, excel
lent business men, every one, but
with no experience in school man
agement, except In tho financial de
partment, while, as for the superin
tendent himself, neither teachers
nor pupils could have much respect
for a man who had never learned to
control his temper, or clean his
Method in school, as in any other
work, is needed to bring about the
most and best results, but, until
boys and girls cease lo have indivi
dual traits of mind and chai actor,
teachers will do well lo remember
that what they arc, as well as what
they teach, will Influence their
pupils, and that the best of methods,
though excellent scivanla, arc mer
ciless and tyrannical masters.
An mi ;il Meeting Notice.
rpiti; Annual Meeting of litis Kokola
JL Sugar company is ncieuy postpon
ed fiom tlieSotliol January to the flth
day of Fcbtunry, 18S0, at 10 a.m., and
will bo held at Hie olllte of Messrs.
Cimtli- it Cooke. Audits.
23 3w J. B. AT11EUTON, Scc'y.
THE ASTOll HOUSE.
rpiIK Proprietor of theAstor House
X wlh to inform tliclr friends and
the public tluil tlicy will continue Uio
icstniiritnl business, and hope by prompt
attention and good faro lo merit a ."liuio
of public p.itionagc.
an im on an woo.
Atliniiiist valors' Notice.
HAVING been appointed by the
,Siiin'iin' Court in 1'ioli.ile loin
poi.iri Admin! trntnrs ol tlii Ktiile oT
Allium, otliiuwlse Leone: Tat l'io, Into of
Wiilnliia, ol llic Maud of (jiiliu, tie.
cui'dl, wc hereby notify all ('trillion)
of tbu kiild Allium lo present Ihcir
claims iiL'uiiibt the wild Kstnle, and all
pel miiis owing lo the said bitiilc to
make immediate payment to tin, at the
ollko of M. S. Orinbiuini ifc Co., in
Honolulu. January 111, I860. 27 4w
Election of Oiliccrs.
AT the Annual Meeting of the East
Maul Plantation Company, held
on tlio 20th January, 1S80, the following
ollleeis weio duly elected for the cur
Coi,. War. P. Au.kx Picsident
J. En. Hoi'TMANN Vice-Pieshlcnt
P. C. Jokes .Secretary & Treasuier
Coi,. W.m. P. Ai.m:. Auditor
Director: Col. Win. P. Allen, Hon. 0.
It. JJlshop and P. C. Jones.
J. O. OAUTEH,
Scc'y pit) tent E. Maul Plautallon Co.
Notice of Letters Patent.
LI; persons are heieby notified that
Letters Patent weio issued by the
Hawaiian Government lo JAMLb
KEXNEY of Honolulu on the 10th day
of December, a.v. lfaSo, for an improve
incut In Inakc, gig and chaise spiiugs,
and that paid Letters Patent were as.
signed by the said James Kcnney lo Hie
Hawaiian Carriage-Manufacturing Com
pany on the 22nd day oT December, a.u.
1883, wherefore the said Hawaiian Car.
riago Manufacturing Company hereby
wains all pcfeous against infringing on
the Mild l.cttcis Patent.
HAWK CAimiAGE MANP'G Co.
Honolulu. Dec. '.'2, ISi.l. 208 tf
Dwelling: House for Kent.
Sd5 per Month and
rpilE large dwelling house and lot
X occupied by D. 1). Baldwin iront
liijj on Dolo street, at Puimhcm, and run
nlng tluough to lleckwith Hticet. The
house contains 8 large rooms, 2 pantries,
1 bathroom, 4 large closets, kitchen ad
joining. There lb a large barn with
servant's room on tho giountls, also an
olUccficpatato from the main building.
The lot is nearly 2 acres in extent and
allbrds considciablo pasture and lire
wood. Everything in good repair. Gov
eminent water laid on.' Enquire of
iaa tf s. b. pule.
Chas. Brewer & Co.'s Line of Boston
Sliippi'i.; will pka'c lake notice that
the line Jiark
"EDWARD 31 AY,"
Will tail fiom Boston foi this poit on
or about APHIL 1st ticM. Por parti
culars apply to
C. BREWER & Co.,
Or to CHAS. BltEN Ell & Co.,
2111 gin 2? Kllby Street, Uoston, Mass.
in Itaml or Duty Paid.
A Very Choice Lot, Fresh and Full.
The I) ht in the Market.
For Sydney, N. S.
g The Magnificent Steamship
AV111 leave for tho above port on or
about FEBRUAHY 2, 1880.
FOR SAN PIIAKC1SCO.
Tho well-known Magnificent Steamship
"Will lcavo for the abovo port on or
nbout FEBRUARY 0, 1880. For freight
and pabsage, apply to
Kine. Ktuet, adjoining Geo. YV.
U. P. Dillingham,
Pi csldcnt and Manager.
Pacific Hardware Company,
Successors to Dillingham & Co. and Samuel Nott.
FOKTSTKEET, : : : : : HONOLULU
Just itcilu'ri, ex S.S. Alameda and St. Paul, latest designs in
Silver-PlatcdIWare, Chandeliers & Lamps,
(2(U) Water Filters & Coolers, Cutlery, etc., etc., etc.
Granite, Iron and. Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
House Keeping Goods,
PLUMBING, TIN, COFFER AND
993 SHEET IRON WORK.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
, Groceries, Provisions and Feed,
EAST CORKER PORT AND KING STREETS.
New Goods ucelvcd by every Packet from the Eastern Stntes and Europe.
Fiesh California Produce by e cry Steamer. All oiders faithfully attended lo.
and Goods delivered tonnyptrtot the city free of charge. Island orders foil
cited. .Satisfaction guaranteed. Post Ofllce Box MJ. Telephone No. 03. 108 ly
(Formerly with Samuel Nott).
Importer and Dealer in.
STOVES, CHANDELIERS, LAMPS,
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE,
AGATE IRON AND TINWARE.
Agent Hall's Safe and Lock Company.
Beaver Block, - Fort Street.
CSF" Store formerly occupied by S. NOTT, opposite Spreckels & Co.'s Bank, -a
Two Suburban Cottages to
"CURST That elegant Cottage hither.
JT to occupied by the owner, John
Robello. with line llowcr and fruit
garden, stables, etc. Terms favorable.
SECOND The two btory Cottage two
doors makal of flic above, lately orcu.
pled by the late A. T. Bake-, having
gulden, stable, etc. Tcims fiuorablc.
Both premises arc connected with tho
city water tcrvice. Apply to
Queen Sticct. 10 1 tf
. Soda Water, Ginger Ale,
Florida Lemonade, Acintctl Waters of
all kinds, Fruit Syrups nud Essences.
We Use Patent Sitififfi
in all our Bottles.
Wo invito particularaltcntlon to our
Patent Filter, recently Introduced, by
which all waters used in our manufac
tures is absolutely freed from all im
purities. Wo deliver our GoodB freo of charge
to all parts of tho city. We guarauleo
our Goods to bo the best in the market.
Careful attention paid to Island Ordcis.
The Crystal Soda Works,
P. O. Box 307, Honolulu.
Del 1 Telephone : : !8
Mutual Telephone : K.'tO
t3T Ordcis loft with Benson. Smith &
Co., No. 11 Fort Street, will rccclvo
We, also, aro Agents for tho sale
of J. W HlHglcy's
188 ofjils own manufacture. Cm
CARRIAGE & AVAGON MAKER,
l'uiuLlnjr & 'AVlmmiiip-,
In tirst-clnss manner and prices to suit tho times.
Lincoln, Contractor and Builder.
JAM. G. St'KNCKK,
Secretary and Treasurer.
E & BRO.,
To Lot Furnished,
T Kllauca, Kauai, a comfortable
. House and Cottace cmlncntlysuita-
hlo for aj family wishing to spend a
f-hort time in the country. Apply to
lSOjtf Kllauca, Sugar Co., Kauai.
St'm Candy Factory
No. 71 HOTEL ST., between
Ntiuaim and Foit Sts.
Has always oa hand the largest Stock
of Caudles, both Plain and Fancy, guar,
autccd to bo STRICTLY PURE.
"WlioleKulo and Retail.
Rich Wedding Cakes
Of a Tw cnty Years' Reputation, all
Sl7.cs always on hand, ornamented
Pastries of All Description Mado to
Order at Short Notice.
Fresh every Day.
Belliand Mutual Telephone, No. 74.
P. O.BoxNo.7D. 108
"wmoiait'fei s. s. oo.
Leaves Honolulu each Tuesday at
4 p.m., touching at Lahainn, Man
Iaca Hay, Makcna, Mnhukonu, Ka
wailiau, Laitpahoelioo and llllo.
Kohimlng, will touch at all the
alovo ports, arriving at Honolulu
each Saturdav afternoon.
T11K KABT BA1MMI
will run regularly
WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to tho
Captain on board, or to
PAcmo Navigation Co.,
jft, FOll KOLOA & WAIMEA
Tho Clipper Schooner
F. Kibbling, .... Master,
Will run regularly to tho ports of
KOLOA, HANAPEPE & WAIMEA,
KAUAI. For freight or passage apply
to the Captain on board, or to the
Pacific Navigation Co.,
81)0 Sim Cor. Nuuanu & Queen sis.
Wilrt Stmsli Co.
Commencing on Monday, Oclobei
12th, and thence on the Hi. si Monday
following Hie arrival of (be Alameda
and Mariposa on the tilh and S'Jiul of
Tho steamer Kililin will make the
Volcano Trip, reaching Keauhou oh
Wednesday morning, giving Tourists
two days nnd two nights nt the Volcano
When tho 8th and 22nd of thu month
fall on Monday, tho Kinau will leave
gy- Tickets lor tho Round Trip. $50, which
pays all Chargcs.-QJa
Tho Kinau will arrive in Honolulu
Sunday mornings on Volcano Tiips. On
Hllo Tiipp, will leave Honolulu on
TucMlajs, and return Saturdav morn
iajis. WILDER'S STMSII IP CO.
Honolulu, Sept. 11, lSSn. 121 tf
NEW DRESS MAKING
MRS. J. LYONS begs to inform the
Ladies of Honolulu that she has
just opened tlio large and spacious
rooms over Hie store occupied by C. J.
Pishel forcairying on tho business of
in all its branches. Having made nr
l augment to receive from Europe, and
America all the latest Fashions, she
hopes, by doing work thoroughly nnd
at low prices, to receive a fair sharo of
patronage. Call and tee ine.
1)7 3m MRS. J. LYONS.
TO BUTCHERS, GBAZIEES
tflffiST, T. W. KAWMSS,
The highest Cash valuo for any qunn-
lity of Tallow.
Honolulu SaitiiWorltH, I.cloo
Btll Telephone 2'J. P. O. Box 4.
LIME ! LIME !
Patronize Home Manufacture
The Hawaiian Stone Gomp'y
Are now prepared to furnish fresh Lime
in quantities to suit purchasers, and
satisfaction warranted as to both tho
kind nnd the price.
ALLEN & ROBINSON,
03 ly Agents.
IELLER & HALBE'S
Ice Cream Parlor
Lincoln's 'Block, die si
A I'liie AHMortiupiit of
Candies & Cakes
Ahvnyw on Hand
CASTLE & COOKE,
Life, Firo &. Marino Insur'oo Agents.
Tho Xcw liiiRlnml
MUTUAL LIFE INS. COMP'Y,
Tlio JEtna Firo Insurance Co.,
of Hartford, Conn.
The Union Fire nuil
Marine Insurance Co.,
of San Francisco, Cala.
Capital 0,000,000 HclchsmaiKs.
THE undersigned, having been ,11
pointed agent of the above Company
for the Hawaiian Islands, is prepared to
accept risks, against Firo, on Buildings,
Furniture, Merchandise, Produce, Sugar
Mills etc., on tho most Favorable Terms
Losses Promptly Adjusted and Payable in
0T0 1 nt Wilder & Co's.
The .Equitable JAlc Assurance
Society ol" the United
i:stahmnhi:i ix in.-.
ISSUES Policies on tho most approval
wl Payment?, Endowments; Tontine
Savings Fund, Tontines, Scini-Tontlnes;
A. U. C. Tontines; Life and Sunlvoi.
tdiip Annuities; Children' Endowments,
Joint Life Bisks, Pnitncrsdiip Insurance,
etc., elc, itc.
Policies both Incontestable and Non
Contested claims, none.
Before insuring elsewhere, call and
get an estimate.
It is calculated that every reasonable
wish of tho insured is embodied in ono
or more of the plans.
For full particulars and pamphlets,
Alil.JV. .1. VAltXWIUUHT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands.
THE undersigned, a Committee of Di
rectors of tho Equltnble Life As
surance Society of tlio United States,
appointed to formulate the views of the
Board on the advantages offered by the
Society to the public, report:
1st The Society issues all the approv
ed forms of assurance, including Ordi
nary Life, Eudowmcnt nnd Tontino po
licics. It Is immaterial to the Directors
which form of policy is taken by In
2d The Lifo nnd Endowment forms
of policy provido for annual cash divi
dends nnd a surrender value; arc indis
putable after three years and payable
immediately after proof of death.
3d Tho premiums on a Tontine po
licy aro tho same as on tho Oidinary
Lite, but, whllo tho latter is only pay.
able in tho event of death, tho holder of
the Tontino policy has the right to draw
the whole of tho rcscrvo and tho accu
mulntcd profits in rash at the end of a
stated period; thus, during his own life
time, after his producing years aie past,
he can, without any larger premium
than on an ordinary policy, secure these
4th Experience shows that tho ictiirn
paid in cash on maturing Tontino po
Iicies approximates to or exceeds the
amount of premiums paid by policy
holders, so that tho average cost of tho
assuranco will bo only about tho Interest
on the premiums.
Cth Tontino policies, like others, nro
paid in full in tho ovent of death at any
tlmo during tho term of tho policy, nnd
aro 'incontestable after three years, and
payablo immediately after duo proof of
0th Experience shows that tho mor
tality is lower among Tontino policy
holders, as tho better lives seek this
kind of assurances, which is a consider
able source of profit.
7th Tontino policies will bo mado
non-forfcitnblo under the laws of tho
State, if so desired at tho time tho as
suranco is effected.
8th Tho Tontine system is fair and
just; its accounts aro accurately kept,
separato from all other business; tlio
funds judiciously Invested and improv
cd, and tho accumulated profits faith
fully guarded and properly appoitioncd.
0th Tlio Society has since Its organl.
zntlon transacted a larger amount of
now business than any other company,
whllo its now business for tho first half
of the present year is ?1,7CO,000 larger
than that of tlio first half of 1884. It
has Assets of $CO,000.000; over $14,000,
000 of Surplus, and its ratio of Surplus
to Liability is greater than that of any
Chaunckv M. DEr-EW,
John A. Stewaut,
"William A. "NVheelock
Ohahlks Q. Landon,
Heniiy B. Hyde,
Committco of tho Board of Directors of
tho Equitablo Lifo Assurance Society
of tho United States.
ALEX. J. OAimVRIGHT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands
Equitablo Lifo Assuranco Society.
WIIEHEAS, Loo Yuen, of Pala, has
mndo an assignment to tho un
dersigned for tho benefit of all his
cicdltors, all parties having claims
against said Loo Yuen prior to Decern
her 22nd, aro requested to present tho
samo with proper vouchers to tho under
signed at tho nlllco of ilvnian Bros.
Honolulu. Dec. 31. Ic8i). 214 irq
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
A BABE chance for securing a dcslr.
ablo liomestoid. Thrco Lotn only,
on tho easterly side of Moklkl Street,
adjoining tho mauka sido of Mr. "Walter
Seal's place. A very pleasant neigh,
borhoodj a never falling supply of pure
water in tho street from tho Makiki
Heservoir. Terms, one Hard cash, tho
remainder In 1 and 2 years with Interest
at 8 per cent. net. Maps and plans can
bo seen at tho ofilco of
110 it W.R. CASTLE,
msmkr, X;iti&&. M