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THJS PACIFIC COMMERCIAL, ADVERTISER: HO.NOI.TJLU, FEBRUARY 8, 1895.
THE LATEST HEVS FROM KAUAI, Teachers' Association Hold an Im portant Meeting at Lihne. STEAMER CAPTAIN'S CROWLED AT. A Chre That They D Hot OIe Am ple Notice of Their Weparture So cial New In ncl About Kea lia Other InterestlDC Mention. Keaua (Kauai), Feb. 2. A very pleasant gathering was that which took place at Kealiahall laat Saturday evening. It was a party given by Dr. John Weddlck in honor of his friend and schoolmate, Dr. McDanlels. Dancing was indulged In until an early hour. Ben Horner, of Kealia, gave a poi sapper" in honor of his daughter's first birthday. A large number of friends enjoyed the festive event. Several other pleasant social func tions were held during the past two weeks, with more to follow in the near future. Thursday, January 22d, at 10:02 p. m., at Kapaa, three distinct shocks of earthquake, following each other at intervals of about one or two seconds, were felt. It was noticed quite gener ally throughout the Island. Friday, the 25tb, this portion of Kauai was visited by the most severe wind storm of the season. The wind was from the north, and blew with sufficient violence to unroof a number of houses. The Government school buildings at Kapaa suffered to the ex tent of several squares of shingles. The storm lasted for about thirty hours. Of the strangers within our gates may be mentioned Messrs. Edward and Dike Williams, of Chicago, who are guests of Chief Engineer William Eassle at Kealia. These gentlemen are brothers-in-law of City Physician Dr. Henry W. Howard, of Honolulu. Mrs. George E. Falrchild and Miss Kittle Faircnild, of Oakland, Cal , mother and sister of George H. Fair child, manager of the Makee Sugar Company, arrived by the James Ma kee this morning for a visit of several months' duration. Oa dlt, that Miss Emma Hatfield will be married to C. B. Makee, of Kapaa, St. Valentine's Day. That Colonel G. 8. Spalding will visit his Kealia plantation in the near future. The Kapaa waterworks are almost an established fret. The pumping plant is erected. Work of laying the main pipe will be completed in a few days. The Teachers' Association of Kauai held their fourth regular meeting at the Government sqhoolhouse, Xilhue, February 1st. ' ' Fourteen teachers answered-to their names at roll-call. In addition, to these there were a number of visitors 4 present. After the reading of theJ minutes of the previous meeting by the secretary the programme was taken up. The first number was a paper entitled, "A Short Cut to Edu cation." An illustration of Ward's celebrated combined method of word building, by H. Z. Austin, principal of the Government school at Kapaa. This waa an exposition of a new method of learning to read which was introduced into the public schools of New York, Mr. Austin's native State, by Associate Superintendent of the Brooklyn, N. Y., Public Schools Ed ward G. Ward, and which has cre ated quite a stir in educational circles because of the wonderful results at tained thereby. The system was demonstrated upon the blackboard by request and called forth considerable discussion, criticisn and inquiry from the teachers present. Owing to the absence of Mr. J. C. Davis and Mr. W. II. Neal who were down on the programme for the next two numbers, New Business was sub stituted. Under this heading the sec retary read a communication from the secretary of the Board of Education in reference to the attendance of all teachers at the regular meetings of the association, which was in response to a letter from the association bearing upon the subject, and in which he promised to lay the matter before the next regular meeting of the Board of Education, and also assured the teach ersof his hearty co-operation. This was followed by the reading of a letter from Mr. Henry S. Townsend, of La hainaluna, Maul, editor of the Pro gressive Educator, In which he re- S nested that his paper be adopted as ie official organ of the association. After some little discussion the fol lowing resolution was carried: Resolved, That the Teachers' Asso ciation of Kauai does not deem it ex pedient to single out any particular paper or publication as its official organ. That the editor or proprietor of any paper is at liberty to nave a reporter present at its meetings. The secretary was authorized to for ward copy of resolution to Mr. Town send. It was also suggested that the pro proprietors of the Hawaiian Ga zette be requested to set apart a col umn, or more if necessary, to be devoted to educational matters exclu sively. Mr. T. H. Gibson, of Waimea, pro posed that a change be made in the time and number of the meetings of the association; that instead of at tempting to get the teachers together at quarterly meetings, one annual meeting, continuing for a week if necessary, at the close of the summer term, be held; thus allowing the teachers living at a distance ample time to assemble at a season of the year when the weather and roads were favorable for traveling. The convention could then take up regular institute work, with the pos filbility of outside aid from Honolulu, either from the Inspector-General, competent lecturers and professional educators, or others appointed by the Board of Education which Mr. Gib son thought would be of much greater advantage to ttie teachers as a bod v. and far more satisfactory to all con cerned; always provided the Bord of Education would give their con tent. ( Experience has proven the impos sibility of e:uriog a full attendance at, the meetings or the association, if those meetings were held during the stormy seasons of the year, and in the opinion of the speaker, teachers ought not to be expected to make such long and tiresome journeys at such seasons and upon such short notice, etc After considerable debate, In which all members present took part, the sec retary was instructed to forward a circular letter to each of the teachers of the association who are in the em ploy of the Government, requesting an expression of their views in regard to changing the time and duration of meetings as proposed, to wit: 1. One meeting of three days du ration, once a year, to be held during the last week of the summer term ; or 2. Two meetings a year, each of two days' duration, to be held during the dry seasons of the year ; the exact date of such meetings to be decided upon at the next regular convention of the association. Upon receipt of replies from the teachers, the secretary was further instructed to address a letter to the Board of Education, requesting the necessary permission of the Board to hold such meetings at such time or times most agreeable to and conve nient for the majority of the members. The remaining numbers of the pro gramme were then taken up, viz. : 4. A paper, by Miss Augusta Bruce, Principal of the Mulamula Industrial School, Lihue. Subject: "Why I Should Attend a Teachers' Meeting," which was an able argument, clearly setting forth the advantages to all concerned, by the regular attendance of. teachers of all grades at such gatherings. 5. Tonic-sol-fa. by Mr. J. B. Alex ander, proved to be a very entertain ing and instructive lesson on th!e popular method of teaching vocal music. 6. Question Box caused some dis cussion, and no little amusement. This completed the programme for the day. Then followed Unfinished Business." Under this heading, the secretary reminded the association that they had elected officers for a term of one year, that with the pres ent meeting the year expired, and he would be pleased to be released from further service. Mr. Austin as sured the members present that be fully appreciated the nonor conferred upon him, and thanked them for same; that be did not wish to shirk any duty, that he had conscientiously tried to contribute his little mite for the good of the cause, and would con tinue to do so; but that it was cus tomary to elect new officers each year in all organizations of this character, and that he preferred to step down and out in favor of a younger and abler scribe. After some discussion, the matter was tabled until next convention. Mr. J. B. Alexander, chairman of committee on programme, then pre sented the following, which was ap proved : PROGRAMME. 1. Dictation Mrs. J. B. Alexander 2. Phonics Mrs. II. C. Austin 3. Select Beading... Mrs. Bosalia Weir 4. Annual Meetings Mr. B. Brightwell The meeting then adjourned. The teachers were very much pleased with the kind and courteous manner in which they were treated by Mr. Bice, proprietor of Falrvlew Hotel, Lihue. The steamer James Makee arrived at Kapaa this morning after consid erable difficulty and a severe pound ing upon the reef. She landed her passengers and local freight as speedily as possible and then put to sea, laying her course for Honolulu. As Captain Peterson gave no notice of his intention to return to Honolulu the supposition is that the vessel was damaged so as to render an immediate return necessary. The wind was blowing fresh from the south, with every indication ot a kona gale brewing, and increased in violence, with intermediate rain squalls, until 2 p.m., when it began to moderate. There is considerable dissatisfaction among residents of this portion of Kauai at the abrupt manner, irregular dates and times of departure of these steamers. If the captains could be induced to give the public reasonable notice of their intention to sail at unusual times it would be fully appreciated by a long suffering community. It is cus tomary for the Mikahala to leave Nawiliwiii at 5 p. m. Saturdays, and the public make their arrange ments accordingly. This week she left without proper notice on Friday after noon to the serious inconvenience of a number of people who intended to take passage and others who wished to forward mall. Inquiry at the post office at Kealia elicited the fact that the postmaster there knew nothing of the change of time of departure of the Mikahala until the mail carrier drove up to his office on his way to meet the steamer. To Let. A VERY CONVENIENT new Cottage, with all modern improvements, on Kinau street. II one block from the car lioe. Servant's Boom, Barn and h table on premises. For particulars, apply to S. SACHS, 3913-tf 520 Fort Street. Election of Officers. llll l '- l AT A MEETING OF THE 8TOCK holders of the Honolulu Soap Works Company held January 31st, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President F. W. McChesney Vicr President W. B. Godfrey CrTreTisarner J M" McChe3nev Auditor. . . ... Geo. McLeod John Ena was elected as Director, to act with the above officers. J. M. McCHESNEY, Secretary. January 31st, 1895. 3910-3t mmAi P- WINTER WEAR FOR WOMEN. At the risht is a heavy diagonal 'ff EuuUnIi tailor suit of g4y with a double cape and high turn down collar. 1'he sirt arid capo hate white silk, embroidery. In the i riitur is prune brocaded satin jown vrith n three-quarter mantle ot inme v.-lvi t tri:it?rd with Alaska sah!e. At the left is a tailor fcuit ot' dar.. tlulj co-.yit s iL.'i . AHEAD IN SHOES Is our position, and, for that reason, the public of Honolulu have their feet in ours. The Grand Turk can't be dislodged frcm the table, and it is just as certain that nothing can make us relinquish our foothold. Our incomparable footwear makes it solid and perma nent. Those who have use for feet are as pleased with a shoe bargain as they are with a turkey on a Thanksgiving Day. A glance at our stock will show what a shoe bargain is in the highest sense of the word. Our footwear presents the best, the most and the strongest points and, therefore, offers the largest values. Their quality and price give our shoes double wear and make them tvice cheap. We have A gent's window being filled with Heywood Shoes in all styles, shapes and colors for $4.50.; Look at it and see what you paid 55 and 56.50 for. -r. . THE MANUFACTDBERS' SHOE 'COMPANY, 516 FOBT Eoyal Insurance Co., OF LIVERPOOL. "THE IiARGKST IN THE WOKJxD." 4 Assets January 1st, 1892, - 42,432,174.00 5M?lre ri8H.8 on au BLinu of Insurable property tasren nt Current rste by J. S. 3140-lm DELICAT 5 ! DELICIOUS ! ! DAINTY ! ! ! ask: your; grocer for BED LABEL OTSTEES These are new pack Large, Fat, Extra selected. ODe trial will prove their merits. ff. B.Thc Cans of This Brand Contain a Greater Quantity Than Those ot any Other Frank B. Peterson THE MTJTXJT LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK RICHARD A. McCVRDY Assets December 31stt 1893 : $i86,707,t580J4 a A Good Record, the Best Guarantee for the Future. syFOR!PARTICULARS, APPLYTO S. B. ROSE, General Agent for Hawaiian lnts-. . i STBEET. W-A-H-KZER, Agent for Hawaiian Islands &Co., Coast Agents Presid it. Arrived by the Alameda Aud added to our large and selected stock of ardware ! Steel Garden Trowels,5,6 and 7 inches, Hawaiian Flags 4 to 12 feet, Wostenholm Poc ket Knives, 150 dozen assorted; Stubs' Jewellers' Files, 109 dozen assorted; Door Mats, "Aloha" and plain, large as sortment; Brass Blacksmiths' Kules,Steel Blacksmiths'ftules, A FINE LINE OF RAZORS The best Swing Strops, Mixed White Shellac, Hair and Horse Clippers, Running's Transmitters, L. D. Hand Telephones, Bull's Eye Dash Lanterns, Powder Loading Measures, Hammock Hooks, Paint Brushes, Patent Castors, Turn ; Buckles, etc., etc,., etc. E. 0. HALL k Comer Fort and King Streets. THE WiE 25cjj!g is still on, "although active work in the field has been sus pended until spring. Through my agents, I made arrangements before war was declared for an immense stock of goods to be shipped as I re- ?uired, consequently I can af ord to sell at the same low figure. Fx Bentala received a con signment of goods comprising all the latest and freshest de signs in Dress Goods, Scarfs, Morning Gowns for ladies and gents, Silk Kimonos, Smoking Jackets, Silk Pajamas, Japa nese and China Ware. Screens, Portieres, Lamp Shades, etel The latest thing in Lacquer Ware, is the Cherog Lacquer maae up in nan c some designs which cannot help to please the most fastidious. fSIT'Itemember, I have the leading store for hrst-class Japanese Goods. DAI NIPPON, HOTEL STREET, ARINGTON BLOCK. MRS. J. P. P. COLLACO, Proprietress. Is what we want, but in order to ob tain it, we mast give VALUE FOR VALUE and invite the attention of the PEO PLE (tourists especially; to make a thorough examination of our stock and prices, in Sterling Silverware Souvenir Spoons, Plated Ware, Watches and Diamonds, Native Jewelry, manufactured in unique de signs and o order. Jacobsou & Pfeifier. FORT STREET. Wenner & Cos Old Stand . 3858-tf Wanted. GENTLEMAN OF PUSH WITH A few hundred dollars to invest in a business pay in? 10 per cent, per month. Addrees "INVESTMENT,1 ' this office. 3900-lw H SON I W 0 PEACE other people s money LOOKING BACKwABD On our success for the past year that we have been in business we are more than pleased with our sales, and we feel confident that all our transactions with our custom ers have been of such a nature that they are as fully pleased as we are. LooMng Forward To the prospect for the com ing year we hope that wo have so pleased bur patrons that we will see them again, and that their friends will see how nice ly they have been fitted out andjprofit thereby. We shall greatly increase our stock this coming year, receiving new and fresh goods by every steamer direct from the most reliable manufact urers of Europe. Timely Suggestions for the coming few montii3 and hints on our specialities. Ladies' Underwear in Mus lin, Flannels and Silks at greatly reduced prices. Ladies' hosiery in White, Black, and Tan at prices that will surprise you. A fine assortment of Silks in all shades and grades from 50 cents up. Complete stock of Ladies Gloves, and Silk Mitts. Nit ting " Silks, (in all shades) in prices that can't bo duplicated., EiT" Don't fail to . inspect our stock of Ladies', Gents' and Childrens' fine Shoes and Slippers. 1 ; 519 Fort Street, M. G. STXVA, - - Proprietor : : EtUSTACE 6-Cft:; DtALSES D - wood and coal Also White and Black Sand which we trill esll at tho very loirest market rates. CC7"Mutui, Tsiayiroara Ko. 414. ; S4S3-ly Why let her waste her strength and time running all over town for goods when THAT -:- WOMAN can come to my store and find just what she wants in my Clearance SALE which will last for 30 days; a specialty each week. I must have room for uijr ucw Bitui vtuu n kto large and choice. This week I am of fering my entire stock of Millinery, Flowers, Feathers, Aigarettes, TJn trimmed and Trimmed Hats FOR 50 Cents OS TIIS DOLLAK. J. J. MAN. 514 Fort Street S819-tf Temple of Fas M