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3 ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 9. NO. 48,
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The resignation of Philip I, .
Rice, clerk of the court of the
Fifth Circuit has been placed in
the hands of Hon. Judge Lyle
Dickey, the same to become
effective Jan. 1st. 1913. Philip's
law practice has grown to such
proportion as to require more time
than lie an devote to it under the
present f Arrangement, hence his
resignation. He has filled the
position as clerk of the court in a
manner which will require a good
man to maintain the record. Tub
Garden Island congratulates our
youngest lawyer upon his success
ful career so far and predicts a
bright future for him among the
local legal lights.
Mexico and Canal
Editor Garden Island
Dear Sir:
Kindly advise a subscriber
through the columns of your paper
0 n particulars regarding actions
taken by the United States relative
to the Magdelina Bay situation
and the final outcome o f the
fortification ot the Panama Canal.
In June last, at the time of the
affair between our nation and
Japan, the U. S. Senate took the
occasion to restate the Monroe
Doctrine in no uncertain terms.
About that time, too, the daily
press discussed the matter both
favorably and unfavorably. Sen
ato?JtTodge, however, introduced
the following resolution which the
P1 Senate adopted by avote-ot-51 to
4. ' Some papers regard the resol
ution as too militant, others say
that it is fair, but to the point.
' The restatement follows:
Resolved : That when any har
bor, or other place in the Amer
ican continents is. so situated that
the occupation thereof for naval or
military purposes might threaten
the communication or safety of
the United States, the government
of the United States could not see,
without grave concern, the posses
sion of such harbor or other place
by any corporation or association
which has such relation to an
other government not American
as to give that government prac
tical power of control for naval or
military purposes.
The Panama Canal Bill
As regards the fortifying of the
Panama Canal, the Senate passed
in August, the Panama Canal Ad
mthfetration Bill, w h i c h has
nrroused much discussion a 1 1
over the civilized world. It pro
vides for one man to control the
canal instead o f a commission;
denies the use of the canal to
ships owned by competitive rail
roads; empowers the Interstate
Commerce Commission to compel
a reparation of railroad and water
carriers, wherever their union is
prejudicial to the public's interest;
exempts American vessels engaged
in the coastwise trade from the
payment of tolls unconditionally;
and those American ships' engaged
1 n foreign trade are likewise
exempted from the payment of all
tolls, provided that their owners
agree to sell them to the govern
ment in the event of war or other
extreme emergency.
Band Concert
The Lihue Band will give its
regular monthly concert at the
Lv'..ue Park, on Sunday, Dec. 1st,
1912, at 3 P. M.
1'aht l.
1. March..' 'The Imperial Life Guards"
11. 15. Hull
2 "Moonlight" Neil Moret
II. Waltzes.. "Jolly Fellows".. Vollatcdt
4. Intermezzo ''The Daisies' Sonc"
....... CaHtellono
I'AItT 2.
5. Overture. "Sweet liriar" Laureiulenu
tf. Cornet Solo "The Holy City"
...b. Attains
7. ValM) Lento.. "Adelaide". C. Carlton
8. Finale "2nd. Hegiment Hand"
The Star Spangled Banner.
J. A. Sousa,
Light, white, always right
Sperry Flour. tf, "
Prosperous Mission Stations
among the Japanese and Koreans
have been established on all the
plantations under the auspices of
the Methodist Church and the
superintendency of Rev. John W.
Wadman who has recently made
his quarterly visitation o f the
same on the Garden Island scatter
ed all along the way from Kekaha
to Hanalei. By Mission Comity,
which is coining to us a regular
working principle of all the Mis
sion Boards, the Koreans of Ha
waii have been all assigned to the
Methodist. Chuich and for the past
eight years Doctor Wadman, os-
sisted by Rev. Chi P. Hong of
Honohilu, has prosecuted this end
of his work with great energy and
considerable success. During his
recent tour Dr. Wadman arranged
with two or three plantation man
agers to open up Mission work
among the Filipinos, most of
whom are of the Roman Catholic
faith but quite a few are pro
testant converts and Methodists.
These latter greatly desire the
privileges of their own church.
Otto W'x the famous landscape
artist will give an exhibition of
lns work for the last four months
painting of Hanalei and Haena
scenes, (about 28 in all) at the
Lihue Hall Tuesday afternoon and
evening Dec. 3.
His latest work is said to excel
any of his previous pointings and
tho.public is looking forward, to
the opportunity of attending the
exhibit with much pleasure.
Local and Personal
Judge Lyle A. Dickey, departed
Saturday for Honolulu.
E. E. Mahlum ot Waimea, was
a passenger for Honolulu on the
Kinau Saturday.
J. H. Hakuole, a representative
of the Hawaiian Gazette Co , is on
Tom O'Brien, a Honolulu Com
mission Merchant returned to Ho
onlulu Tuesday.
Frank Crawford went to Hono
lulu Saturday on a business trip
in connection with the new bank
We believe in Sperry Flour
every day and every hour. tf.
Supervising Principal H . H .
Brodie spent last week, the guest
of the Lihue, Hauamaulu a u d
Huleia schools.
Rev. J. W. Wadman returned to
Honolulu by the Hall Tuesday
after a visit among the mission
workers on Kauai.
Sperry flour Best on the coast
is the housewife's boast. tf.
Messrs. Brodie W. H. Rice Sr.,
and Hon. H. D. Wishaid, were in
consultation Thursday in regard to
the budget as concerns school
"Jimmie" Dougherty of the new
jewelry firm of Wall & Dougherty
Honolulu, is on Kauai with an
elegant display of jewelry, much
of which has been especially
arranged for the Christinas trade.
The best flour known, in every
home Sperry flour. tf.
Manager Rohrig went to town
Saturday to meet Mrs. Rohrig who
returned from her European trip
yesterday. Mt. and Mrs. Rohrig
are expected b y the Kinau to
morrow morning.
M r . James Donald, formerly
manager of T. H. Davis & Co.,
Store at Hana, Maui, has taken
charge of the KoloaTrading Co's.
big store, vice William Elliot who
resigns to take his family on a trip
to Scotland after which he intends
to return and again take up his
home in the Islands. Mr. Donald
occupies a place among our success
ful store managers.
Remember your friends abroad
by sending them Jtie of those
beautiful hand painted Hawaiian
Calendars, of which there are 65
new subjects all on display at the
Lihue Store. The last Christinas
mail for Europe, leaves Kauai on
the 30th of this month. tf.
United States' Commissioner of Educa
tion Tells Pope in a Letter That
It is All Right
Honorable Willis T. Pope,
Superintendent of Public
Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dear Sir:
I have examined with much in
terest and pleasure the course of
study for the elementary schools
of the Territory of Hawaii, which
you were kind enough to send me.
On the whole, it seems to me ex
cellent. It is much better thought
out than most courses of this kind
which come to me. It seems to
be based on sound principles and
worked out with a good under
standing of the interests and capa
cities of children, as well as with
some understanding of the real
purpose of school work. Again, I
like th- close rticulation of the
work of different years and o f
different courses, and I am es
pecially pleased with the amount
of good literature which you are
giving to the children of Hawaii.
I have to make only the follow
ing suggestions:
1. Possibly more of the history
of Hawaii could be given in the
lower grades.
2. The outline of work in
arithmetic is, Ibelieve, basel on
wrong principles, though it is in
keeping with that which is most
common in this country. This
happens to be a subject to which I
have given most careful attention
and in which I have experimented
a great deal. Long ago I found
that more than a third of the time
given to arithmetic might be saved
and much better results obtained
at the same time bv a logical
arrangement of the regular work.
I have found the following ar
rangement to be effective: The
first year
(a) Have the children count by
ones, to hundreds and thousands
even, counting objects of different
kinds in the room, on the school
grounds, at home and elsewhere,
until numbers begin to have a real
meaning for them.
(b) Have them count by tens,
The "popular teacher" contest
nrougiu ine lonowing nominations to date:
Miss Edwards Kilauea
Mrs. Chamberlain "
Miss Hundley Kealia
Mis Thornton Hauamaulu
Miss Ayer Lihue
Miss de Bretteville
Miss Mum ford "
Miss Gardner Kalaheo
Miss Ella Lee Makaweli
Miss Bryant
Miss Marion Hastie Hanapepe
Miss M. Anderson "
Mrs. H. Brown Waimea
Miss Jordan Kekaha-
With this number of popular candidates in the field our next issue
will likely disclose a big poll of votes. Candidates should ask their
friends to cut out the coupon and mail it at once. Since no money is
necessary in winning this handsome book-case, there should be little
hesitancy in soliciting the assistance of your friends in your behalf.
The only rules governing the situation are that candidates must get
the coupons into this office before the expiration of the date on the
coupon. Any candidate can easily add this handsome writing desk
to her stock of furniture without
time for other duties. Simply ask
deed is done.
I nominate
of School
as a candidate in Popular Con
test Name
The contest will close Saturday
grouping splits, piling bricks,
boards, etc., into tens, and then
building hundreds and thousands
until the decimal system is well
(.c) On the basis of this under
standing of the decimal system,
teach the children to write num
bers. Second year, the thirty-six ad
ditive facts and problems in addi
tion, subtraction, and comparison,
using numbers as large as thou
sands. Third year, the sirty-six facts of
multiplication and easy problems
in multiplication, division, frac
tions, and ratio.
Fourth year, more difficult pro
blems and intensive drill in multi
plication, division, fractions, and
In all these years the problems
should be concrete and practical.
But the logical relations of the
various steps should not be ob
scured. It happens that arithme
tic is the one subject in which the
pedagogical and logical orders are
practically the same. With this
beginning I have found that arith
metic may well be completed in
two years more, that is, at the end
of the sixth year.-
3. For grade 4 you suggest
more work in concrete geometry,
with the statement that it should
be begun in the lower grades.
You of course know that in the
schools of Continental Europe con
crete and constructive geometry is
begun as early as the fourth year,
and that it divides time with arith
metic for three years before algebra
is begun. I am sure that the
practice is good. I have tried it
in my own schools and found that
the children gain much power not
otherwise possible. Geometry
taught in this way is a very con
crete and a very practical subject
which should not be left for the
high school, which most of the
children do not reach.
4. It is not very clear that you
Continued on page 6.
which began in our last issue 1
the slightest interference with her
your friends to vote for you and the
Good until
Dec. 3
December 21, 1912, at 4 i. si.
"Your roads are the finest I
have ever seen" said Secretary H.
P. Wood of the Promotion Com
mittee to a reporter while waiting
at the Hall docks last Tuesday
"The roads with but few excep
tions are as fine a city boulevards
and you certainly ought to feel
proud o f your Board of Super
visors. They arc true blue, and it
is very evidenn to the visitor that
no better men could be in their
places. I was given to understand
while on your island, that t h e
Board had constructed twenty-two
new school buildings during the
two summer months' vacation. I
am astonished that this amount of
work could be accomplished in
such a short length of time.
"Mr. Boninc is now in Hanalei,
for the purpose of securing sonic
films for moving pictures. It is
my intention to hold weekly meet
ings on the Young Hotel roof gar
den, at which scenes of the various
islands will be displayed in con
junction with a lecture. This will
place the tourist within the zone
of knowledge of the islands, as
well as somewhat enlighten our
local people, as it has become evi
dent that there are many of us who
do not realize what wonderful bits
of scenery abound in the various
islands. With these glimpes into
the natural beauty of your island,
portrayed upon our moving picture
serene, a new interest is bound to
be awakened."
Visiting Our Public Schools
That Kauai lias the right man
at the head of its educational De
partment is evidenced in the fact
that Hon. W. IT. Rice, makes it
his special business to constantly
keep an eye on the practical side
of the school system. Together
with Supervising Principal Brodie,
he is paying a personal visit to
the schools this week. There is
no one whom the teachers welcome
more heartily than our worthy
commissioner. In addition to be
ing our commissioner, he was
last year, by a unanimous vote,
elected President of the Teachers'
Association of Kauai. The marked
improvement in our public schools
is largely due to the untiring
energy of Commissioner Rice in
his efforts to accomplish the great
est amount of good for the great
est number.
A Good Show
Edwin Fernandez, the popular
moving picture man, is continuing
to make goods as evidenced by the
crowded houses he has had since
coining to Kauai. Edwin has got
a fine lot of films, and the act put
on by the Frances Dainty Co., is
one that has made good all over
the coast, and is, in itself, worth
the price of admission. The
Shriner's Parade film, which is the
very latest produced in Hawaii,
will be shown during the week.
The show will be at the following
places this week.
Monday and Tuesday at Koloa
Wednesday and Thursday at
Friday and Saturday at Waimea,
aiid Monday and luesday, Decern
ber 2, and 3, at Makaweli.
Christmas At Kapaia
Santa Claus has arrived in all
his holiday attire at the Kapaia
Store where h e has opened his
pack of Christmas goods which
includes suitable gifts and toys of
every description.
A check drawn in favor Jose de
Sousa Yalente in the sum of $18.75
and made out by the Lusitana
Benefit Society, has been lost and
payment stopped, all persons are
warned against cashing same.
Finder will please return same to
Garden Island office, or to Na
wiliwili Garage.
By to-morrow, it is thought that
the strip of road from the Wailua
bridge where the o 1 d macadam
ends, near Ilanamaulu, will have'
been completed. This work has
been carried on with a speed which
is not only satisfactory to the pub
lic, but in a manner indicating the
good fortune of having officials at
the helm who understand t h e
direction o f affairs. Sometimes
we hear remarks in regard to the
County Fathers not doing so and
so, and will admit that they are not
angels any more than we are, but
when one realizes the work they
are accomplishing in their "saw
.wood" method, he is pretty sure
tdacknowledge that after all. the
county is well looked after
they are a pretty level headed
bunch of individuals.
Still It Comes
The followinn contributors t o
the band funds have been added to
the list since last issue: S. W,
Wilcox, Geo. N. Wilcox. R. W.
T. Purvis, W. N. Stewart. M. B.
When we consider that the band
boys have given their time and
money tot- the amusement ot the
public during the past year, the
public should at least meet them
half way and dp what i.t can to re-"1
Pay them in the- snirit which, the.
boyshave shown.'in anntsingVjt..
Kealia All 0. K.
Editor Gardkn Island,
Dear Sir:
In answer to the letter in your
editorial columns last week, in
which "Observer" writes that a
certain school in the County gets
everything asked for to the last
detail, and finishes with the ques
tion, "Is it fair to the other
schools?" I beg to state that as far
as the Kapaa School is concerned
it does not applv.'as in every in
stance the Supervisors have given
US everything asked for in full
within one month from the date
ot request.
Yours respectfully,
Cyril O. Smith.
Canal Toll
Editor Gardicn Island
In your last issue, anneared an
article in regard to the Panama
Canal toll-rates. The rate of $1.40
per ton applies to the net registered
tonnage of the vessel.
, A Nifty Calendar
It would be difficult to imagine
a prettier and niore useful calendar
than that which Hon. J.I. Silva,
is presenting to the patrons of the
Eleele Store. It is a porcelain
plate, richly decorated in gold,
and the center contains the vear
1913 artistially arranged i n the
shape of a gateway of welcome to
the year 1913, which appears in
the arch w a v connecting the
columns o n either side, each
column containing s i x months.
Aside from its beauty, its useful
ness as a card receiver is invalu
able. It is the first new calendar
to reach this office.
A t Lihue, Friday, November
22, 1912, to the wife of C. L. S.
Wilson, a son. Weight 8 pounds.
Special Thanksgiving Service
Thursday, 11 a. m. Collection for
the American Board.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Branch re
turned t Honolulu last Saturday
after a stay of about three months
in Lihue where Mr. Branch has
had charge of the erection of the
new wireless station.

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