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SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1906
the Maui neAs
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, at tecond-claM matter.
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saturdayI - - - - mar. 8, 1906
i - ' ' ' ' . t . ? . i - ( , i l ill r f ih w4 - , :
Japanese 1 The Japanese who have ' gone to ' America are
in America. meeting with less favor than they expectedv arid
while they are physically suited to work in thVcahe; fields where
white men from the northern latitudes will not it has been found
that they are unable to compete with white men in America on the
railroads as is shown from' a recent order from the Western Paci
fic Railroad as published in the Siin' Fran'cUco Examiner id a re
cent issue which is as follows:
One by one the hundreds of brown-skinned immigrants from
the land of the Mikado who have been employed on the grading
and excavating work have beh dischagWtuntil to-day the order
came to Virgilio & Co. of Reno, the company's employment agents,
that bendeforth they are nob to employ Japanese, but in every
"instance where orders for laborers are sent in to engage white
For a time huoddrerts of Japanese1 were shipped from" Reno for
the contractors alonsr the line.. So" great had ithe' traffic become
that Japanese employment agencies were established here. To
day's order means the closing of these establisMents.
"We believed Japanese labor more reliable than white," said
one of the contractors to-day, "and It was in a manner agreed to
give them reference. After several weeks, durinjr which time
we have given them a thorough test, we find they are unaatisfac
tory. In the first place they are too light for the heavy work re'
quired of them. Besides, their work has not ' been up to 'the
standard set by white men and they cannot do as mticb': It" may
require more trouble to get' white' men, but we think it pays in the
1 ong run."
To! Keen Order Prerjarations are Seine made' tiy the
in China. department at Washington1 tol'sedd's'tiirari
other regiment of infantry to the Philippines ifraniclpation ' of an
outbreak in China. The United States does not propose to remaiu
idle in case of trouble but will protect Americaris ' and "American
111 IC1 OO UOi I
It' is evident that the annti foreign feeling is rapidly dev'orpihg
and the officials of China are doing nothing to prevent the growth
of this feeling. The Chinese seem to feel that asr1 J&patie&a won
against Russia she can win against the world1 tiiid is preparing for.
trouble of a serious nature thac will culminate1 in her being taught
Human life is the cheapest thing in China and the lo'ss'of a few
hundred thousand will not concertf officialdom' in the" least go; long
as the loss does not reach them. The Chinese will find they; are
not the same people as the Japanese nor are the Americans to be
classed with the Russians but the limitless numbers of them
makes the tast a longer one than it otherwise would,
j Should war breakout between France and Germany1 as it' is
likely to during the summer over the Moroccan' affairi' the' United
States would be practically alone as England if not drawn into the
European struggle would be watching the same with an eye to her
own.inte'rests.' ' ' ..
It seems a pity to go to war with such people as the Chinese 'as
there can be no satisfaction in whipping them yet their limitless
numbers makes it certain that many valuable human' lives would
be sacrificed before the struggle'erids. '
Cut Out Janitor.
County Supervisors arid .''ThrougVthe failure of tlielegis-
tho public Schools.1 lature - to appi'oprWe! sufficient
funds to maintain our public schools the department of education
has lost many of its best teachers, some, of the schools are without
any teacher at. all whilemost of the schools are running short
handed and the whole system Is badly crippled. ,
Tfie Superintendent of Public Instruction has' now come for
ward and suggested that the County Supervisors assist the De
partment of Public Instruction in maintaining the schools.
. A grave situation now confronts the department as all know
that the teachers are under paid and the class of menials that in
some instances are filling teachers positions are in many instances
a positive curse to the young whom they pretend to teach.
The board of Supervisors while realizing the necessity of ad
vancing the cause of education are powerless to lend any assistance
as the Department of Education is strictly a territorial institution,
and must look to the territory ' for its support. If the schools
must be closed the officials reponsible for the insufficient appro
priations must bear the responsibility and in the mean time the
children must suffer for the wrong perpetrated by them.
The following letter from ' th
superintendent of Public Instruction
was read to the commissioners at a
To the Commissioners of Public In
Ladles and Gentlemen: Tbe last
Legislature appropriated $550,000
under the heading "Payroll, Support
of Schools" for: the biennial period
ending June 30. 1907: From this
appropriation must come all salaries
paid the teacliers In the various
schools, truant Officers, janitors and
the office force of the Department
aside from the Suprintendent, Secre
tary, Assistant' Secretary, and the
Stenographer and Book Clerk
More and better teachers are con
stantly id demand and, with present
contemplated building operations
compieica, not ies tnan ten teacners
win uo neeueu.' vvim uur preauuii
pro rata and salary list;' It is 'going
to be1 impossible' to sUp'ply' tn'ftr 1 and
the qiiestloif J suggests J Itself Hb1
shall we' arrange' td get more' teach
That th'pre'sehi' force Is' exefegd
ingly pobr'iy tjald 'is admitted1 with
out argtmrcnt.' TViat as a whole" they
are doing' their work ' willingly and
well, under the meagre salaries, Is
oheerfully granted. And yet the
fact' stares us in the face that we
need more teacners as well as bet
ter ones and that there are no funds'
with which to pay them under' the'
present arrangemerits?. ......'....-.'.
The ' only 'solution' ' that pr'e'seiit9
itself is1 toVeduce Or wliblly cut Oft the
janitors in' the'' various schools in r the
distflbfof Honolulu.; This' unquestion
ably rofleabs on added 'burden on the
teachers and it ' may be an open
question whether it is a wise method.
We are at tbe' present time em
ploying:: ....... ; , .;
2 Janitors. Kaahumanu School $55.00
1' Janitor, Pohukaina and K'awaia-
hsio., '.. 'MM
1 Janitor, Iaatopual 'MOO
1 Janitor, jAaemae'''. . ... 1 lff.'Od
1' JahltorY ' KaulUwtla'.:;,.;.. S'.OO
2 Janitors Kaiulanl. V...'. ... . 55v00
3.' JitntoVi Ndrtnt.!; . . . . . . . . 65.00
2 JanUjra High ' .... . . . . . 55,00
2 Janitors Royal, 50.00
I JanltOf 'Kaltblwaena,: 12.50
making a total of $372.50 per month
for jahlt'oVs for ten of the Schodls IB
the district of Honolulu or a tctal for
the biennial period $8940 for , these
ten Honolulu schools, while outside of
Honolulu, so far as I. know, .there Is'
but one janitor employed, namely a't'
Hilo. who has i chaftreof four diffetre'uV
school buildings at a salary1 "of $30
per month.' ' ; '
! It has been aVgued tfYaV the'eori'-
ditlons of the1 buildings and 'tfi chaK
acter of ' the stooerils" difTerronV
the outlying districts. That if this
eJtt'ra' wdrk be imposed . upon the
diilldreri; their farents' will ask; for1
'heir release from School or transfer
tJ different schools where they wHl
not be obliged to work. The argu
ment has also Been advanced that
the' t'eachehs'UrefSO poorljr paid now
that we have no moral right to -ask
ntore" of i the in', r Granting that , this
last argument "has some force, the
fact remalns.that the Honolulu tea
chers' as a whole are better paid
than those in the outlying districts
and this work has been expected' of
them whereas It has not been re
quired of those in Honolulu.
: The matter practically ' resolves
Itself iato the question ot teaeutnor
janitors. We need more" teachers.'
We have no money to pay for them
unless we reduce or dispense with
the janitor service.
There is amng muny, of the tea
chers a feeling that if the depart
ment can furnish material fur ma
nual training work, school supplies,
flags, etc. that the money might be
used to pay the teachers better sa
laries. They do not realize the fact
that the amouri t expended for these
''WfoUl'tnlMs4' &rV "unVler specific
approprlalibnk by the 'legislature,
arrd tliat the department has not the
poweV to divert money from one ap
droprUtion to another;
Thehly bile' frJb whtc'Kvwe"cdfi
pay teuthers, ( janitors, etc.. Is- the
appropriation "Payrolll Sibbort Of
Schoiils" and this, as I have shown
in the figures a'b6V0Vs-'diiaW'n al
most to. and in one case over, its
inoiitfhly pro rata
, tw support of lb ssertwh ' that
salaries are to SihV.l ' I' befc' 16" subl-
mit 'following table of teachers' sa
No. , Salary ,
Teachers. Per Month
2 ".$ l'O.OO
' ... 28.00
32' i.. '......... ......... V. 30.00
21 ..V. 33.00
Favor Two Justices of note in the State of Colorado
" whipping post aro making an effort to have the legislature
of that state pass a law making the crime of wife beating punish
able by lashing at tbe whipping post. This will prove the most
effictive way of putting a stop to this crime one of the very low
est known to the criminal courts.
The justices state that in ninetenths of the cases filed for divorce
the charge is made that tbe husband beats his wife. The justices
propose to lead movement to get the legislature to pass a law re
viving the whipping post and claim such a law would effectively
stop this practice on the part of brutal husbands.
It seems that wife beating is greatly on the increase in Color ad a
and it is safe to say that u this proposition becomes a . law few
husbands will have the nerve to whip their wives after they have
once endured the pain and humiliation of a good sound thrashing
at the stake.
While the whipping post may seem barbarous to the over 'sensi
tive it is the most successful way of dealing with those who are so
calous as to beat their own wives and should become a law wher
ever the practice prevails.
33 ............... ... .. 48J00
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H. F. WICHMAN rCO., Ltd.
' 434" toUl n-Jid&Wmh&ti.
From ttts'yoU Witl'See'tha't'thiere'afe
'.' , ' Lesa Thanr
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'T&-.; ,V..... '.....;. ..: 40:00,
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' Three hhtfdrid and" fifty nine out
of '435' leathers receive less- than
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receive less than1 $50.00 a month.
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Over 22 per cent receive less' than
$40.60 a month'. More than JlO per
cenV recelveleSrt'thdii $30.00 a month.
That we can ' get teachers at all
Unfaer these Conditions seems' to me
rVm'arkabl, and ' 'that teachers' are
wilting to' put iu'the energy and effort
tiifey do'under these conditions is js till
more remarkable, and only the abso
lute' need of more teachers to pro
perly operate more schools would
the following suggestion in any way
The suggestion is that the force of
5anitor6 in Honolulu schools be in some
cases greatly reduced and in other
cases entirely cut off. Here with sub
mit is that one janitor each be left
KaahumanU, Kaiulanl, Normal, High
and Royal school a'nd helpers at the
Pohukaina', Kaak'opua, Maemae, Ea-
1 i r H ti 1
Slime S7abfaMahutii MdtiroayM
STATIONS A. M. P. M. - &?tt6M X.'W. P.U'.
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A.M. A.M. A. M. AIM. P.M. P.M. P.M. , . A.M. P.M.
Kahulul Leave 7.00 8.42 , I 45 2.00 3.45 ' kanulul ; LiaVe 6,20 1.20
Wailuku Arrive 7.12 8.54 : 12.00 2.12 3.57 Puimiene " ArriVe ' ' o35 1.35
Walluku Leave 7.20 9.05 . 12.25 ; 2.20 4.03 Piiu'neniS -LeaVe fi.40 L40
Kahulul Arrive. 7.32 9.17 " 12.40 2.32 4.15 Kahulul Arrive 6.55 1.55
Kahulul Leave 7.35 9.40 2.35 Kahulul Le'aW 8.00 8.05' '
Sp'ville Arrive 7.47 9.55 2.47 -pu'uhene Arrive' ; 8.13 ' 3.20 .
Sp'ville Leave 7.50 10.10 - 2.50 Pu'ilhehe Lb'ive! 8".20 ; 3.25
Paia Arrive 8.02 10.25 3.07 Kahulul Arrive' ' S.35 3.40
Paia Leave 8.12 10.55- 3.12 i
Sp'ville Arrive 8.24 11.10 3.24 I
Sp'ville Leave 8.27 11.20 3.28 ,
Kahulul Arrive 8.37 11.35 - -' 3.38 j :
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uiuwela and Kalihiwaeha schools at
a salary of $150 per month for all.
That would net us a saving of $222 50
per month or for the balance of tbe
biennial period $3560 which amount
could be applied in obtaining new
This matter is respectfully submit
ted to the board for consideration.'
(Sgd.)' W. H. BABBITT.
Thumping thd keys of a piano
is riot fhUsic, and putting succes
sively various lenses before the
3yes iis'not an examination, even
though; certdin improvements in
vision are obtained.
, Anybody can test your eyes
you can do it yourself, but the
scientific use of lensen involves
something 1 more than experi
menting. Few' can exaniine eyes and do
It intelligently and satisfactorily
-JUite a differetice between eye
tests and ye examinations. Did
that facfTe'vef occur to you?
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, - , CrifAOUAYB' OPTICIAN
BOSTON BUILDING, HONOLULU
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