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Saturday, April 1 4
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lief of the people v!i advocate faith dire, but will not
msparingly condemn their practices. It is clamed
It will probably bo a surprise to some to learn that the peculiar
species ef lniole kahunaism known as 'Christian Science" has gain
ed a foothold on Maui. The News has no attack to make on the
hesitate t j unsp
that n young girl in M.Ufa Aao At ns taken sick some three months
since with some simple disease common to young girls just bud
din into w.v.n'anho.id. and insipid of calling a competent physician,
who would have nr.tb.iblv have cured the girl, she was treated
tvi'h liberal doses of prayer and other like treatment. While Ave
do .iot wish to say anything tint would futher wound the hearts of
th" bereaved parents, still, one or two prosecutions for criminal
i,o I'erer.ce would r. far to convince the II iwiiuis of Maui that
h i le k ihuu.iism is generally just as fatal, and should be consid
civil as criminal as the nativevariety.
At n meeting of the Maui Sanitary
Committee held. at Kahului,' April X.
V.nn). the following moiiihor were pre
sent;. H. P. Baldwin. Chairman; 1).
C. LintWiv. W. J. Lowrio, L. M.
Baldwin, B. Von .Tempsky, C. II.
Wells. Dr. J. Weddick and J. I.. W.
Ziuinvalt... . ..
The .following resolutions were
presented ami passed:
Uesoived; that, whereas the Na
tional Hoard of Health has voted that
the port of Kaluilui he declared a
free port thirty days from the last
case of plague on Maui: and where
as, it is now thirty seven days since
the last case existed on Maui: there
fore, he it resolved, that we the Sani
tary Committee of Maui,, acting un
der the authority, of. the National
Heard of Health, do hereby declare
the Port of Kahului a free anil open
Moved that the Hoard of Health
of Honolulu he requested to order
and furni.-.h a fumigating plant to
he located at Kahului. to he under
the control of the -Maui Sanitary
The following resolutions were of
fered. Resolved that we. the Sani
tary Committee of Maui, allow
11. W. Wadsworth to remove from
H3 Wanterl. a gal -agr dump. With the impetus which Wuiluku
has nenui red in the matter of keel )inir residence yards and lots
cleaned up. it has made a great strides in the direction of attainin
a reasonably clean and healthy condition.' But enthusiasm is beglr
ning to relax because of the scant means of getting rid of the neces- j
sary and unavoidable lot of trash which daily accumulates about
every dwelling. A dump should be secured, outside of the town,
where such accumulations could be hauled, to be burned or buried.
An ideal spot for this purpose could be found in the sand hills,
near town. Lot live or ten acres of this otherwise worthless and
useless land be secured and arrangements could be made to have
all rubbish carted away once a week.
(j , It f-'ecrn's unfortunate that tlio Hawaiian boys just entering
manhood find so few openings for employment in Wailvku.
. They are generally a bright lot of youngsters, and if they go
wrong and become worthless, it is more the fault of the condition0,
surrounding thorn than any innate wish to go wrong.
It is to be hoped that new industries wi.ll spring up here which,
will give them a legitimate scope for tbcjr careers, and that they
will not be condemned to become hewers of wood drawers of
water for others, or to enter a career of shiftlessness and crime.
simply because ho avenue is open for 1hcm to achieve something
H By refe'rence lo the resolutions adopted by the Maui Sanitary
Committee, published in another column, it will be seen that the
authorities are making haste slowly in the matter of regenerating
K ihului. And this is as it should be. The rush of business on
Maui during the sugar making season is hardly imaginable to one
who cannot be present to see what is going on. And Kahului is
the key town of the central Maui sugar business. But a recur
reuce of the plague would be so calamitous that the Sanitary Com
mittee are amply justified in observing so much caution in the mat
ter of relaxing quarantine regulations.
H While the News is not yet fully in possession of. ,the inside
facts relative to the strike at Lahaina, yet from present develop
ments, it seems that there are some wrongs to be righted in favor
of the Japiino.se. However, that is no excuse for the lawless pro
ceedings that have marked their conduct during the last, few days,
and' if ifbocomes necessary, a lesson should be taught them Avhich
they will reniemberi to the effect that they must not try to take
the Iuav into their own hands
his Soda and
works in Kahului
author'uc him to take out.
Kp The agent of the Board ol Health at ; Hilo . protests againts
being compelled to admit Honolulu goods into Hilo. Wo think
that Honolulu is niakinr a mistake to try to force Hilo's hand in
this fashion. Honolulu, can hold the Island trade against competi
ti m from the Coast, but the Honolulu. merchants should allow Hilo
to cpuarantine to her heart's content, and all will end well.
There seems to be an unnecessary delay in the matter of pas
sing on the Maui payrolls and sending tho money from Honolulu
to Maui. While every effort is being made to push tho work of
V constructing the water .works.. the superintendent finds his hands'
tied in the matter of labor, simply because of this delay. Send
along the money.
same to he properly disinfected.
Resolved that lime and cement
mny be slapped iroin tne Avarenoc.ses
of thellawaiian Commercial aud Sa-
ir C 's store after the barrels have
been whitewashed,, and that the ferti-
'.ers that have been treated with sul
phuric aeid may be shipped from Ka
hului to Spreckelsville after the same
have be; n sprayed with a Solution of
ulphuric acid; also coal and agrieul-
ural implements such as Dr. Wed
dick tvill approve of, may he shipped
after proper disinfecting; And arti-
ies generally, owned bv the Kahului
R. Co. and on grounds heretofore
quarantined by the Hoard of Health
may be allowed to be shipped from
Kahului to the other narts of. taui
under the same .restrictions and reg
ulations as passed by the Hoard of
Health of Honolulu for the shipment
of goods t) other Islands, on JNiar. PI,
10(!l). Resolved that D. Quill be al
lowed to remove the Knighs ..of Py
thias paraphernalia and several wag
ons under the supervision of Dr.
JiIov;d that J. L. : Zumwalt ,anu
D. Qui'I br; employed by the Sanitary
Committee of Maui to attend to the
disinfecting of all freights and articles
shipped from Kahului, under the di
rection of Dr. Weddick: Carried
Resolved that the Executite Com
mittee, Messrs. bowrie, ells and
Baldwin, be authorized to employ as
sistance to burn such buildings and
sheds as Dr. Garvin recommended
should be burned in i the, rat-proof
fence in Kahului, to thoroughly is-
iui'ect such portions as may be neces
sary to disinfect Avithin said rat proof
fence and to put all the premises
within said enclosure in a thoroug'
sanitary condition: Carrie J.
Moved that the parties owning tin
su;ar iioav held in the Kahului R. R
Co's warehouses be allowed to remove
the same after it has been thoroughly
fumigated with sulphur m a su!
phur tight-room built In said ware
houses, such fumigation tb be conduct
ed to the satisfaction of Dr. Weddick
Moved that the residents of such
portions of Kahului as are enclosed
in ttic rat-proof fence, may be all wed
to remove certain articles from their
houses, such as may" lx upprovc
by Sheriff Baldwin and Dr. Weddick
said artiiL's to be thorough! fum
ated cr disinfected under the super
ggjjj Why St. Helena:-. It l nther smacks of it barberous age to send
men like Cronjo and his compatriots there. Why not he done Avith
it, lash them to a cannon wheel and drag them in triumph throu
tho streets of London?- England could have found a nobler and
Aviser disposition to make of these Boers.
gj; Hilo has the reputation of bein? a kicker, Avith some shoA''
truth. But for clean, clear cut kicking, in Avhich the nmid thud
of the kick is only surpassed by its-Incisive and paralyzing effect
Honolulu is entitled to the palm. At least the Court of Claims
probably think so.
. , - . ;. . ,i
gffi The Centcni'iai will take passengers .from Kahului to the
Coafct when she sails next week) which makes us long f r the good
times coming when a steamer from Kahului Avill sail fo:- the Coast
j5 The Quern's messare to the widow ; L'iv-i-.:i Jou ert will go
straight home to tho heart of the avf.ij A-asi':2n, .vho rather
likes such things,
Celibacy of tie Priesthood
Some vpcffs nro a rumor Avns
'tar ted from some irresponsible
source at RomMha't Pope Leo XIII
had dispensed Cathnlie priests
throughout South America from the
law of celibacy.' It was also said
that this order was soon lo be fol
lowsd by a decree permitting all
priests throughout the Avorld to
marry. Whi'e this runidr was taken
. ' . . . '
seriously by many paper.", we were
skeptical and waited for oflicial con
firmation. Instead of confirmation
we now get official disavotvnl in an
article from the pen of Mgr. Sehas
tian Martinelli, the Papal delegate
to America, in which he says:
"A long-cherished p.'Oioet of our
holy father the reunion of the Chris
tian churches was used to give this
statement a semblance of truth. In
the entire Christian world only the
Catholic church requires the celi
bate life of the clergy, so fervently
advocated bv Christ and those, to
whom he delegated the .power of
teaching. His AVord. There were
those aviio feigned belief that, so
anxious is Pope Leo to regraft . all
the sects upon tho parent stem, he
would tie Avilling to surrender one of
the chei i ihed traditions of the church
Mgr. Martii.eili explains that, con
trary to popular belief among non
Catiiolics.( c.Ubaej' is not a part of the
Catholic dot trine. , And while it has
been an ''immemorial custom of the
priests- and bishops'' it was not.
lade obligatory even on these until
the degree of Pope Gregory VII.
"This papal mandate renders the
marriage of a priest, deacon, or sub-
eaeon. duly ordained, not only un-
iwful, but null and void according
to the church, and in Catholic coun
tries null and void according to the
iw of the land. The marriage of a
priest, deacon, or subdeacon is re
garded precisely in the same light as
the marriage ot a divorced person
whose husband or wife is, Ikying, pi.
the sight of the church it ;o concu
lr.age,, and not t-tiia riuiony. The
monastic or.ders take seldom .vows of
poverty, chastify, and pbedieneo;
man;,, of the religious lake the a'oav
of cjiastity and obedience to then'
superiors, but do not include the vow
of voluntary poypijty. Those are de
liberate promises to Got, antf as such
there.is. no power in. the church to
dispense theln.",,. K,e goes on to ex
plain that m some orders there ai'c
lay brothers'' who take the voav
He say.s .that Pope Leo has entire
power to rescind the decree ol Greg
ory ,: but that nothing is more uns
likely. ''Even if he should take such
action, Martinelli thinks that few
priests would marry.
Sheriff Baldwin and Hi
J. L. W. Zr.MW.W.T
'i'heic still exists doubt as to Wheth
or the two cases of suspicious sick
ness reported in Koolaj by Dr. A
H. Carter, ajo-the plagne. Dr. Car
ter himself Insists that they are g(
nuine cases ofi bubonic disease and
is much cxei .i p' t! er tlio fact i that
the Heard of Hcaith physicians failed
ta pronounce them such. Allhcuj,
Dr. Carter has never had any -expo
rience with tho plague ho is an expert
nnt roseopist and bacteriologist and
a phsieian whose opinion oouiib I
a good deal.
The newest of American haunted
ships is the Fern, , used throughout
the Spanish Avar as' a supply vessel,
but now turned over as a practice
ship to the naval militia of the Dis
trict of Columbia. After the Maine
disaster the Fern aa-s the first Uni
ted States vessel , to ' visit Havana;
several of the. .injured sailors tvere
taken aboard and two of the vk'tims
died on her deck. Now it -is stated
that the ship is pervaded by a pecu
liar and inexplicable mystery. Being
an old wooden vessel, she never went
to sea. before her visit to the Maine's
wreck, without, carrying a large car
go of rats. Om her return from Ha
vana, it was noticed that the rats
wore deserting her, singly, or in
parties of throe or four. Little at
tention tvas paid to this until one
night a Avatcr-tondor, who had -been
sent down into -the Voal-bunkers,-
ciuno up trembling and 'Avhito as ;
sheet. This man. a' Maine surviA'oi
atlirmed thai while below, he had
distinctly hoard tho voice of One of
hU out shipmates groaning. Stweral
othcers started down' toward tho
coal-bunkers, und, Avheu Hearing
theai, plainly heard noises such as
tne sauor nau uecriocu. as tne
party Aveut on the sounds grow faint
er and finally ceased. They are
said to have been heard since on sev
eral oeeasions. .' ' V
Another Fern ghost story is based
on tho alleged apparition of astran
beast that roams about the coal-bun
kers, and, when any tine approaches,
takes refuge near tho propeller shaft,
It is ch'scribed as a shadowy crea
ture, somewhat I'esemhlinga Avildcat,
though larger, with two big yellow
eyes that glare ferociously out of the
darkness. Dogs have boon taken
down to attack this mysterious crea
ture several times, but they have
fled to tho deck Invariably -with
howls of terror, after, nosing around
a few moments. N. V. Sun.
FIlll.M TllH AIlVKllTISKIl
Harry A.Higlow has been admfltod
to practice as an attorney at law m
Hawaii. He is a newcomer and a
native of Noi'AVood'Massae'.iu.setts.
Ifoiwas graduated front Harvard
University Avitli the degree of Bach
elor of J Arts and from the Har
vard law school with the degree of
Hachelor of Laws. Mr. Bigelotv
brings letters of commendation from
distinguished men of the East v.ho
speak of him as possessing exception
Dr. Chas. A. Peterson has retired
from the post of a call physician of
the Hoard of Health and will resume
his duties as Inspector of Immigra
v Goo.' D. Gear. who left in the Doric
' . Ml.
Saturday goes direct to Washington
He stated hr-fore leaving that an
important dispatch received by the
Gaelic from President McKinley Avas
the .cause of his hurried trip.
Ho expects to return in about a
The special committee of the Coun
cil of State tox which was referred
Special -Act. No. 7. covering items of
expense for the organization of the
Court of Claims, sprung a mild sensa
tion on the Executive Council, by
bringing in a report criticising the
appointments made by the Execu
tive Council ahdstate that they ''do
not see the logic of the appointment
of five laAvyers."
The committee does not njince mut
ters in any respect, and in reality
strikes direct from the shoulder.
Their ultimatum is that the , com
missioners shall Avorfj not .nominally,
but shall put in 4 hours each day' and
instead of receiving $10 per tliem,
their salary shall not ho, more' than
$5 a day. (hie stenographer is
enough for the court. so the committee
thinks, and instead of believing that
fl'O.OIMI shouldbeappropriatett.it has
recommended that the amouut be cut
down to $S.2."0i Business men for
the Court of Claims, seems to be the
key note of the committee's report.
The Council of State has refused
monoA' to run tho Court of Claims.
Yesterday the bill appropriating
funds for the Court tvas shelved in-
dofinitly. Provident Magoon of the
Court savs that ho tvill serve without
pay, but the other members of .the
Court have not eipre;-!ed.thpinst;lA;os
on this subject.. Magoon.assert;? that
as the Court Avas legally appointed,
any debts it might ; contract in .the
f!oure of its business would bo a legal
charge against tho Goverinent.
r He says that that his colleagues
tdiare this belief. Whether the em
ployees of the Court tvill coincide with
this theory may determine the Court's
Ability to begin its Avor'k. Already
two' interpreters. a stenographer and
a bailiff .have been appointed. but
their salaries have not been fixed,
George A: Davis of the Cour;'. is said
to havt tendered his resignation, but
his brother members professed, igno
rance- of i his having taken such a
step. SJagoon says he tvill not re
sign. Lorrir. Andretvs of the Court
is at Kahuku! Attorney Kepoikai is
on Maui, A. F. Judd Ji, has gone to
Molokai, and oilly Magdon and Davis
were in tho city yesterday when the
Council of State took action.
attention to the speakers seldom ob
served on such (H'cusionl.
As the Plot ting was about to dis
perse one of the speakers called for
three cheers for President McKinley.
They tvere given with a vigor which
seemingly indicated a deep regard for
tho Cliief Magistratef o tho United
Stales. Resides, ear-split ting cheers
for China and Japan were voiced.
I?obr't rtonpin Baker.
, Robert Hoap'ili Kekaipukaala
f taker, of the royal family of Liloa
of Hawaii, died Wednesday afternoon
at ."::5H o'clock" of heart disease, at his
resilience, Pa wax His b dy tvill lie
in state at Mililani Hall from 2 to 1
o'clock Sunday afternoon. The fit.
li'eral will ho at 4 o.clock from Mililahi
Hall, conducted accorded to the rites
of the Reorgani.ed Church of Jesus
Curistof Latter Day Saints. Tho
interment will be in Kawaiahao ceme
tery. Robert Iloawili Baker, or as
ho Avas best known in his life time,
Hoapili Baker tvas a descendant in
tho sixth degree 'of Liloa. king of
Hawaii. His great grandfather was
Napuupahoehoe. high chief of Maui
at about the time of the discovery of
tho Islands by Captain Cook. His ,
father tvas Kekcleoiku of Maui, amb
Hoapili was born at Wai kapu, Maui.
in ltf i."). Ho tvas educated in Lahai
naluua. Eary in life he developed
strong military tastes and ho was
for niany yeas an officer in tho House
hold Troops, for atime a Captain and
later a C.tlonel. He tvas a tvarm
personal friend of King Kalakaua and
1 ne j niij maae him b evernor oi .uaui,
a position he held for many years.
In the later years of Lis life he has
not been actively engaged in business.
He owned considerable property
end liA'ed a life of retired leisure.
He married in the 70's, Miss Em
mo MeiMoborg. Four children tvere
born of union. Robert Hon piii Ba
ker. Jr., Mrs. C. W,,, Booth, Veto
Baker, a son, and Emma Baker. His
Avife and t'hiklren .U survive him.
Hoapili Baker was a man, of com
manding presence and splended physi
cal proportions-: He was chosen as
the model for the design of the statue
of Kameliameha the Great, and in the
statue in front of the Judiciary Build
ing is preserved his figure, the ack
nowledged ideal typ7 of Hawaiian
physical manhood, , ;
John T, Baker of Hlio, lor. j'ears
governor Of Hawaii Op to .the time
of ( tne overthrow is of the same family
as the deceased. '
I-IoapV'li Baker accomained Kala
kaua ,td San Francisytp in ISiXI. and
was AvjUiJain .wJj Jio.dieiJ., accoui;
panyir-g,hp remains back te Hono
lulu. Star. .
Herbert P. Williams, Literary
editor of tho Boston Herald, tvhose
HaAvaiian correspondence has been a
special feature c'f that paper for some
months past and a spet'iilien of tvhich
is given elsewhere in these pages, has
become a member of the Advertiser's
local staff. He intends to remain in
Hawaii perhaps permanently and at
any rate for some time to come
Another acciuisitioii is H. M. Frock
a talented illustrator of nev.spapcrs
and niagaxines, who in common with
Mr: AndivWs, the half tone artist
will give pictorial Interest to these
olumus. City Editor O'Brien's writ
ing staff njw consists of Messrs
Taylor, Sabin. Colliding and Williams.
The flags of China and Japan tvere'
peacefully - intent v. ined Saturday
night on thcioct asuni of a big out-of
door mass mooting of tho two race:
-,. I em -i . . 1 , i ,
which suucreu most m me lire oi
January i!0ih. S'-ldom in the history
of Honolulu has there boon a more
enthusiastic audience than that tvhich
gathwod on tho premises of the
Japanese school between Vineyard
and School streets. In point of man.
bors. it t'oseuihItH.1 a political mass
lnetli'.'.g on tho Mainland. It Ay us
one of the' most orderly assemblages
ever Ln Honolulu, and . the mooting
was marked by a degree of order and
KHliM tHE Hll.O TltlUI'SE.! ' '
The narrow width of the bridges that
are being constructed by the Govern-'
ment in' and near Hilo is a cause for
much complaint. Hilo is not aj one
horse, totvn td such an extent thut it
finds a one-horse bridge sufficient for
its needs, and tlio new bridges may
properly be considered one-horse af
fairs,' since two teams can hardly
pass each other on them. Hilo team
sters are both pious in disposition
and Chesterfieldian in manner, but
it can hardly bo wondered at that
they sometimes fall out over question
of precedence and rhdit-of-Avay, using
language- that would shock a doaj
man, when they got blocked up in,
large numbers as they frequently do
at the AVa'akea and Wp il.uk u bridges.-
Xhe worst of ti us . that the new ,
bridges are" no better.
Mr: Philip Pock:itianagor of the
First Bank of Hilo, to celebrate tho
occasion of the opening of that insti
tution, sent jj. chock for $25 to the
First. Foreign iChurch, the Haili
Church, the Portuguese Church, and
tho Cathol'c Church.
There arc r t present, a rather large
number of cases of typhoid and ma
larial fever jn town. This may result
from tho st:rring,of old microbes by
the vigorous verk' of the sanitary
There kcvi-s to hai-e been soma
trouble dyring the past week over
tho atteirpt to usp the loug wharf
for both foreign cap domestic freight.
Tho stm- tiii-iis certainly not adap
toe for both at the same time, and
tho Customs authorities will hardly
allow .it.to bo used for both. Owing to
its distance from town, if it is used
for local freight,-Jt must bo practi
' ally a storchou:-e as tvell as wharf;
At th'i pic.. ent time the amount of
lecal freight justifies its being t sod
or that in tho opinion t.f these ac
quainted wit'a the situation.
Another long wharf is certainly
needed by the demand of Hilo com
mo. oo, v