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'HE MAUI NEWS
- SATURDAY, APRIL :), 1909
Would Make Possible Piuild
ing Belt Road. .
One million, fix hundred aiul
sixty-nine thousand, four limi'lred
and ninety-two dollars ami cigtity
two cents if appropriated out of
any moneys received by tin Treas
urer out of tin; loan fuml for the
biennial period ending Juno .".0,
1911, by a bill introduced in the
Upper chamber of the Legislature
by Senator Coelho.
The items of the bill are all
internal improvements, and
divided among the different
lands, ns follows:
Hawaii, $278,308. 39; Maui,
$342,105.20; Molokni, $38,300;
Kauai, tl90.y72f.2S; ' Oahu, 819,
Tlie largest individual item .'n
the bill is $134,708 7(5,for a piping
system for the Honolulu City
The bill passed its first reading
by title and was referred to the
After the introduction of thp bill,
Senator Fairchild, chairman of the
Ways and Means Committee, call
ed attention to the fact , that al
ready this session, the sum of
$174,314.28 has been appropriated.
The items covered by the appro
priations so far are as fallows:
Expense? of the Senate, $20,000;
expenses of the House, $20,000; re
imbursing lepers for lands taken
by the Territory on the Island of
Molokai, $2270, appropriation for
the Alaska-Yukon" Exposition,
$25,000; fund for the entertain
ment of distinguished visitors com
ing as guests of the Territory,
$20,000; relief of Levi C. Lyman,
$503.15; unpaid claims against
the Territory, $2,670.40; reimburs
ing the Bishop Estate for land
wrongfully located as homesteads,
$714; additional appropriations
for present biennial period, $83,
157.09. In making his comment, Senator
Fairchild sounded a note of warn
ing against reckless appropriations
and called attention to the fact
that the Governor's appropriation
bill yet remains to be considered.
He took occasion to ask all com
mittee chairmen having business
carrying appropriations in' their
'possession to provide him with me
moranda concerning the amounts
at the earliest possible moment.
Action on the Governor's veto of
House Bill No. 17, the tenement
house bill, was deferred until Mon
House Bill No. 99, providing for
the appointment of deputy sheriffs
ir. stead of their election, as under
the present law, proved the most
productive of interest of anything
that has come up this week.
"Defer" Makekau was the first
to take a crack at the bill, and he
moved that it be tabled forthwith.
Chillingworth opposed him, and
lie was induced to withdraw hi
Chillinaworth then made a talk
in support of the bill. SaiJ he:
''To begin with, it is. certainly
not the cuotom to treat bills com
ing up from the House in any such
summary manner. They at least
should be t given some considera
"But in this case I believe that
wo should be very careful not to
take snap judgment. 1 he present
system is rotten. We have the
spectacle of a Democratic Sheriff
, here, being responsible for the
actions of Republican deputies
over whoso appointment ho has
"As long as the Sheriff is respon
sible for the actions of the men im
mediately under him, he should be
allowed to ehooseshis men I am
a Republican, but J do not believe
the position in vhi.:h the Sheriff
of this County is placed is a fair
one. 1 move that this, mil pass
President Smith said that he
did not want to violate the rules
by discussing the matter from the
chair, .hut that he had been oppos
ed to the plan of clcctini! deputy
sheriffs from the start. Later h-
descended to the lloor in favor of
Vice-President Kahuna, and spoke
against the bill
"I have had considerable ex
pielice both as a sheriff and a pro
secuting olhecr, and 1 opposed the
present scheme when the law as it
now stands was passed." said lie.
"I know of no other placo where
sheriffs, responsible for the acts of
their deputies, have not the power
to appoint them."
Coelho wanted the present law
to stand, with amendments giving
the deputy sheriffs the power to
appoint the policemen in their
various districts, thus taking that
matter out of the hands of the
sheriffs entirely. The bill linully
passed first reading und was rcfcir
ed to the Senate as a Committee
of the Whole for future consideta
House Hills 9i and 120, provid
ing for the setting aside of lands
as public parks at Ililo, favorably
reported by the Public Land.- Com
mittee, pased second lending
through the adoption of the com
House Bill No. 53, which pro
vides that the laws passed by the
Legislature may be published in
newspapers other than those pub
lished in Honolulu, which was
tabled yesterday on motion of
Senator Coelho, was reconsidered
this morning on motion of the
It brought up considerable dis
cussion, oenator Moore turning
against it earnestly. President
Smith also opposed it, but it pass
ed second reading ty a vote of
seven to five. Senator Harviy
voted with the "aves.''
In talking against the bill,
Senator Smith said that Honolulu
being the capital of the Territory,
is the logical place to have the law
published, such being the practice
in other States and Territories.
Senator Baker introduced three
resolutions, one praying for the
division of the Island of Hawaii
into two Counties, one asking for
the erection of a school house in
the South Kona district, and one
asking for a wharf at Nakapo,
South Kona. ,
The first went to the Hawaii
delegation for consideration, while
the last two were referred to the
Committee on Education and the
Public Lands Committee respec
tively. Action tin Senator Chillingworlh's
resolution, opposing the appoint
ment of mainhinders to Federal
otlices in this Territory, wasdeferr-
ed until Monday ntxt. 1'he reso
lution has been somew hat ahiendi d
by the Judiciary Committee, and
it is desired to have copies in the
hands of the Senators when it
conies up for consideration.
Harvey presented a resolution
calling for the incorporation into
the appropriation bill of $1200 for
the examination of lepers. It went
to the Health Committee.
Haker then presented a second
wharf resolution. This railed for
the appropriation of $15,000 for
the construction of a wharf at llo
nuapo, Hawaii. It went to the
Public Lands Committee.
Action on Senate Bill No. 83,
acknowledgment of signatures on
written instruments, was deferred
Senate Bill No. 115, taking the
forestry appropriation out- of the
regular appropriation bill and
tacking it onto the immigration
und conservation law, passed third
House Bill No. 85, militia en
rollment, went up to the Military
Committee. House Hill No. 91,
commercial miner, went to the
Judiciary Committee; 'House Rill
No. 100, attachments, went to tin
same committee; House Bill No.
140. pounds, went to the Public
-The following-bills passed second
t I', II 1 1 J n.vi. lii-.., tiv
. w'llJ.4lV , lUtllp I',
I for physicians w ho are called to
examine leper suspects; Senate Bill
The bill granting exemption
from taxation for two years to all
real and persona! property used in
thiS production of tobacco, was
sidestepped until tomorrow.
A communication from Secretary
MoU-Sinith was received rnnounc
ing that the Governor had signed
the following bills:
Senate Bill No. 53, Act 35, An
Act Making Additional Appropiia
tions.for the Departmental Use of
the ' Territory for the Biennial
Period Ending the Thirtieth Day
of June, A D. 1909.
Senate Bill No. 71, ' Act 30, An
Act to Appropriate Money for the
Payment of the Trustees of the
Estate of Berniec Pauahi Bishop
for the Taking of Certain Lands
by the Territory .
House Rill No. 87
Act to Amend Section 2!t2S and
Section 2931 of tin- Revised Laws
House Bill No. 18, Act 38. An
Act to Amt-nd Section 1(500 of the
Revised Laws of Hawaii, as
Amended !y Act 31 of the Session
Laws of 1905, Relating to the Ap
pointment and Removal of Dis
"Senate Bill No. 01, Act 39, An
Act to Provide for Validating the
Incorporation of Railway and
Transportation Companies Hereto
fore Incorporated Under Charles
.(ranted by the Treasurer of the
Territory of Hawaii with a Consent
of the Governor, or by Their Pre
decessors in Office, and Certain
Contracts Made and Acts and Pro
ceedings Had Under Said Charters
and Amendments Thereto, and in
Reference 'I hereto, and thi Grant
House Bill No. 15, Act 40. An
Act Providing for the Maintenance
and Support of the Family ot a
Deceased Person Pending the Ad
ministration of His Estate
House Bill No. 140, Acf 41, An
Act Authorizing the Payment cf
Certain Persons for Services Ac
tually Rendered to the City and
County of Honolulu.
Senate Bill No. 51, Act 42, An
Act to Amend Sections lhG, ' 187,
and 188 of the Revised Laws Re
lating to the Department of Public
Senate Bill No. 45, Act 43. An
Act to Provide for Service on Cor
House Bill No. 134, Act 44, An
Act to Amend Chapter 217 of the
Revised Laws of Hawaii, Relating
to Gambling, by Adding Thereto
Two New Sections, to be Known as
Section 3175A and Section 3175B.
House Hill No. (.5, Act 45, An
Act to Provide for Indeterminate
Sentences for Certain Felonies.
senate Bill No. 91, Act 40, An
Act Relating tothe Militia, Amend
ing Sections 133, 131, 13(5 137. 139,
140, 141 149, 150, 153 155 and ldu
of the Revised Laws of Hawaii,
Adding New Sections Thereto to
bt Known as Sections 135A, 130A,
130B, 130C, 152A, 152B, 150A,
102A, and 102H, and Repealing
Sections 130, 141, 142. 159, and
Actions speak louder than words
when deaf mutes talk.
, No, Alonzo, a sample room isn't
the place to get free samples.
A man seldom appreciates his
wife's care unt il he gets sick.
A locomotive engineer dreads a
misplaced switch; a naughty boy
When a man does try to be good
but few people will believe it.
Acquire the gambling habit if
you would learn the art of not
Too much time is waited in try
ing to reform things that are not
It takes a man with an excep
tionally good command of language
to control a talkative woman.
Oliver--What did your father
say when you told him I had ask
ed you to marry me?
Alicia Shall I leave out "the
Oliver Of. course.
Alicia Then I have nothing to
Carter Says Saloon
Business is a Nt:isance.
1 loliolulll, March 27. -The saloon
business is a nuisance that must be
regulated and suppressed, and the
Moore bill, to ami ud the existing
liquor law is utterly withmit virtue
or redeeming features. The liquor
nn-ii are not willing to tolerate con
trol. No liquor law can lie devised
that will be satisfactory to them.
Better tines will come to Honolulu
from doing away with this public
nuisance. The Moore liqUof bill i.
rightly named but is misspelled. It
should be the "more liquor"' bill.
The siiggistion that this bill will
pass the House would lie an insult
to the Hawaiian people.
These are a few iif the utterances
at the annual inciting of the Anti
Saloon Ltague at Central Union
Church la.-t night, at which the
members of the league convinced
themselves all over again that they
ire right and those w ho do not agree
with their viovs are all w rong. They
lidn't convince anybody else, for
there was nobody else there to be
Consequently the meeting Was ex-
trenn ly harmonious. There was not
a jarring note. Everybody was of
one accord. The general public had
been invited to be present, but pos-
ibly it was the .large amount of
water outside that kept them away.
At all events, the audience t that
listened to the categorical stati nicnts
f George R. Carter, John G. Wool-
ley and W. 0. SmUh was made up
almost exclusively of Anti-Saloon-
ers. The members of thu Legisla
ture bad been invited to be present
and hear the subjiet discussed, but
they have probably heard all the
discussion along that line that they
can stand for the present , for they
were chiefly conspicuous by their
absence. Senator Brown was there,
ii id somebody who looked very
much like Speaker Holstein occu
pied a seat in the back of the audi
torium ior a while.
There were arguments in plenty
advanced against the liquor business
but none against the Moore bill. The
speakers were content to brand it as
a vicious attempt to di feat the will
of the people and let it go at that.
All of which was very convincing to
those present but would probably
carry less weight with one whose
views did not run with th se of the
members of the Anti-Saloon League.
After the preliminary business,
including- the election of officers,
had been disposed of, George R.
Carter was called upon to discuss
the topic, "Shall Honolulu Tolerate
the Saloon Evil."
Mr. Carter began by stating that
by obsi rvation through travel and
study of the question he had become
convinced that the liquor business
is a public nuisance, and that police
control oi tne saioon is a lailure.
'"Those who are in the liquor bus
iness here in Honolulu have shown
that they are incompetent to dc vise
a law that would be satisfactory even
"During my travils I have In
come impressed with the general dis
regard of the laws restraining the
business." The speaker then told
of his private exix rieuei- regarding
the liquor business.
"Once liquor was sold in every
corner grocery from Kauai to Ha
waii. I made an attempt to stimu
late the police in their control of the
liquor business but they responded
that they could not get evidence for
convictions. Paid spies were used
but juries refused to convict on the
evidence of spies. Public sentiment
was in favor of the free use of liquor.
"I made an attempt to secure the
cooperation of the wholesale liquor
dealers. Two houses frankly admit
ted that they were selling to illicit
dealers, and that if lin y were oblig
ed to give up that side of their bus
iness they would lose heavily.
"I took a trip to the mainland
and saw the Pinkertons and asked
what it would cost to find out about
the liquor situation in the islands.
I came back convinced that I did
not have accurate data." Mr. Car
ter tilt II told how he got a detective
here and what as tonishing reports
he received concerning the illicit
business being done, showing that
the wholisale liquor linns regarded
the law with contempt and were
selling to vendors w ho had lm license-'.
He received photographs show
ing liquor being sold illicitly with
the police looking on.
"The situation could only be met
by signing w hat has been called-and
rightly so called the worst liquor
law in the history of Hawaii. But
it at least did this, it legalized the
sale. There was more drinking than
( ver iii the Territory . Every Chinese
store had a liquor sign out. Tin we
w ho had been selling illicitly simply
put out signs."
Mr. Carter denied that tourists
will not come if liquor is not sold,
(minting to the resorts of southern
California as proof of his statements.
The cost of regulating the Saloon
business is lu eause the men running
saloons pay no attention to the re
gulations. "When you come down
to it, it is simply this: most of the
liquor men are not willing to tole
rate control." Then Carter made
one of his customary brilliant re
marks which perhaps illustrates why
his opinions carry so little weight
in the community. "Coming from
the newspapers I must ask you to
take the statement with a grain of
salt, but the statement has been
made that the paid attorney of 'the
liquor ini rests says that no power in
the control of the' liquor business
will be lost in the contemplated
changes in the liquor law. If - no
power is lost what gam is there?"'
"Rega'rding the second change,
the right of appeal, the power must
rest somewhere. It seems to me the
argument means that-they want de
lay, to be able to carry on their
nefarious business. I challenge any
man to show me a saloon that is not
a center of degradation and demo
ralization. A friend told me the
other day that the liquor business is
a legalized business. If so, why is
it licensed? .
"Let's lie sensible and stop to
think of Honolulu without saloons,
of the advantages that would accrue
to the 'Community, the better homes
we-would have, from doing away
with this public nuisance."
President W. O. Smith of the
Senate followed Mr. Carter. He did
not lx licve that saloons can be sup
pressed by any one law, so much
depends upon public sentiment. "I
do not believe,"' he said, "that pro
hibition could be carried out in
tin sc islands now. It would be a
mistake to. try to enact prohibitory'
laws at the present time. Rut 1 do
believe that step by step a great gain
lilay be made.
"The effort to break down the
pic sent liquor law emanates from a
legalizing the sale of liquor.
"I am opposed to haveany change
made in the laws this Session with
a view to passing a local option law,
because it would be a mistake to,
have the voters, on secret ballot, de
cide whither licenses should be
granted in any dist pet .
"One great feature of the present
law is the power of the Commissiou
i rs to decide, without the right of
appeal from their decisions. "
Regarding the Moore bill, Presi
dent Smith stated that in its.aniend
ed form it is not nearly as bad as
when first introduced, but neverthe
less it should he defeated.
John G. Woolley, who has return"
cd to Hawaii to take lip the work of
the Anti-Saloon League, made one
of his characteristic addresses. Mr.
Woolley does not argue; he states.
He talks epigrammatic-ally and cate
gorically, in short, crisp sentences
which often make up in brilliancy
for any lack of logic or sound argu
Mr. Woolley made the statement
that the present liquor law .-holild
be retained on the statute books, for
it is the l st license system that has
ever liei-n cnacti-d in tin- United
"Who is it," he said, "that want
the Moole bill passed? 'J'),,, name of
its author is ni t only euphonioii
but highly descriptive. It is n,.t tl,,
l l-...loi . I ,
.moo re liquor nm nut tin- more iiq-
uor'bill. The more-liquor constitu
ency is backing this inca-iirt nion
insanity more crime, more rags,
more broken homes that's "what it
means for this community. The
whole purjxise of this amendment is
to sell more liquor."'
An honest man, said Woolley,
can not make such return for his
money in the liquor business. The
men w ho get rich at it are those who
break the Sabbath, sell to minors.
The Moore bill would take away
from over our heads the Big Stick
of the Liquor Commissioners.
"If the liquor dealers had not
brought this bill up, we of the Anti
Saloon le ague would have Im-cii con
tent to let the present law remain
for two years more its it is. But as
tiny have brought it up, I think wc
ought to get all we can out 'of it.
Wc ought t' stop restaurants selling
liquor all day Sunday-. Wc ought
to stop saloons from selling on cer
tain hours on Saturday, so week
men can get home from thisfishmar
ket with their week's wages in their
"I am not going to insult the Ha
waiian people by suggesting that
there is any danger of this bill pass
ing the House". I believe the Ha
waiian people can be trusted to give
as much protection to the homes,
the churches, the schools, as we of
lighter coinplextion. I In-Hove
that if this bill were to be passed, it
would U' vetoed. If it were to be
come a law listen to me, you
liquornien who are here" there
was none present "it would crys-'
tallize public sentiment against you.
It would mean the death of the
liquor business here either by the
votes of the jH-ople or by act of Con
gress" Woolley concluded by making
the statement that lie hoped to see
Hawaii add another star to' the
Flag and to see the new State re
presented in Congress by George U.
Carter and W. O. Smith.
Thomas L. Mason, in Lippin
cott's Magazine, thus wittily dis
courses upon a fruitful theme:
"Brains are common to all parts
of the country, and traces of them
have even been discovered in sum
mer nt Iz-iiox, Bar Harbor,, and
"They are originally usrtl to ob
tain money, but when money is ob
tained by them it usually takes
"The quality of brains varies in
different localities. Mixed with
ginger, nicy necoine very vaiuanie
With a spine, they arc a necessity
in every household.
"At one time they influenced
literature, but the discovery was
made that literature could do with
out them. Since then they have
been almost exclusively devoted to
"Brains are employed in various
enterprises. I hey make bridges,'
railroads, and other systems of
traiiiMirtation. They also create
capital, and are used extensively in
evading the law. They mix with
water and gasoline, but arc absorb
ed by alchol.
Brains are Uiught and sold in the
vh n market. They may be traded
in oir the exchange in Washington
and Albany or. in other jKilitical
centers. The lu st quality, however,
ire not tradeil in. Indeed, often
times they are not even heard of
until long after thcy&have passed
JESTS OF THE DAY.
Reporter How shall I handle
this mad dog story?
City hititor Make it snappy.
"Did you ever know a ft How
who was glad he was poor?"
"I don't believe it."
"It's true. He was the living
skeleton in a sideshow, and got
$150 a week for it."--Clevelund
Two small boys bad strayed into
the mummy -room of a certain
museum. "Wot's these?" said one.
'Them's guys wol's bin dead a
long time," un.-wcrcd the other.
And wot's the letters 'H. C. 14,'
over the guy in the corner?"
"Guens that's the number of the
automobile wot run over the poor
bloke." Bohemian Magazine.