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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 19 10
Is Opposed by Judge S. B.
None of the communications re
ceived by the Malulani Hospital
committee last week went into the
questions relative to the County
hospital more minutely than did
v.the letter of Hon. S. B. Kingsbury
judge of the circuit court.
His letter, which follows, throws
much light on hospital matters on
the mainbind. He says:
Your favor asking my opinion con
cerning the desirability of a Coun
ty Hospital was duly received and
has been given careful attention.
Of course beyond question, hos
pitals are very good and desirable
things in any country.
As I understand your questions,
they refer to the. ad vn ability of
this County by the action of its
Board of Supervisors taking upon
itself the duty, power and respon
sibility of creating and maintain
ing a county institution to be
known as the County Hospital,
and to be in fact a County Hos
pital; in other words, a public hos
pital for the public use and con
venience maintained by the public
and controlled by the officials of
It seems to me that it is unad
visable for this county to enter up
on this work under existing cir
cumstances at the present time or
at any time.
There is no particular fund raised
by any special lax for the creation
and maintaining of such an in
stitution This county' has no
power to levy or collect any tax or
to raise money in any manner,
and the Territory, has no specially
provided any designated ; hospital
The County receives a portion of
public funds from the Territory
and this is placed in the hands of
the County oflicials to be used for
the benefit of the County, which
means for public purposes within
trie County. No doubt, large dis
cretion is given to the Board of
Supervisors in the using of public
funds thus coming under their
control; but yet it would naturally
be expected the Board would use
such funds in the usual ancient
and approved methodBadopted by
counties in the United btates un
less otherwise directed.
In the United States, in perhaps
every county, there are hospitals,
and also in every large city there
are hospitals. But I know of no
such thing as a County Hospital, in
the sense that I understand is con
templuted by your communication.
Of course there are Poor Houses
and County Boor Farms and there
are County Pest Houses and there
are places in cities and counties
suDDorted by governmental funds
and operated under governmental
powers for the care of the indigent
sick. In fuel, there are also
such other tilaCcs as are made
necessary to secure the general wel
fare and health of the people am
protection against contagious dis
eases. And many city authorities
and county authorities do many
things to preserve the general health
in the wav of sanitation: and often
aid established hospitals with money
but all this is done differently from
what I understand is the plan and
proposition being discussed for this
county. I know of hospitals culled
City Hospitals and called' County
TTosnitals. but they are not such
govemmentally and in fact. Con
(lit ! .us here arc somewhat different
f mm 'what thev are in the older
states, but the difference is not of
kind to encourage this new and un
usual course of creating and main
tainino a Count v Hospital.. One
difference is that to which I hav
already alluded; .the fact that tl
Count v has no nowcr of taxation
no nttwer to create debts, and
miner of Uirrowim; money. Its
bands are tied and its powers limit
cd. And another condition is that
it has been said and is, I lielieve., a
fact that the largest portion of the
IMipulation of the Territory engaged
in the sugar industry is at work on
the several plantations under eon
tracts wherein it is provided that
the medical service and medical at
tendance and care of the sick is un-
ertaken by the plantations. The
ilaries of the plantation laborers
have always lxcn considered in rc-
ition to and have been publicly
advertised as lciiig in relation to
the fact that such medical attend
ance was furnished by the planta
I am well acquainted with the
condition of affairs in the city of
Salt Lake w here there are no less
than four or five hospitals and very
good ones. These hospitals are
maintained and cared for by dif
ferent churches and societies. They
charge a small fee for the care of the
sick when the sick are able to pay,
and when they are not, they are
not refused admittance to the hos
pital. St. Mary's Hospital is per
haps the largest one, and is under
the care of Sisters of the Catholic
Church. Ix'ading physicians of the
city are not only willing but anxious
to be in attendance upon the sick in
the hospital and so with the other
hospitals of that city. In Boise
City where I resided for a good
many years before coining here,
there are three hospitals and two or
tree sanitariums. One hospital is
under the care of Sisters of the
Catholic Church, another is under
the care of nurses under the general
supervision of the Episcopal Church.
The sanitariums are of a more pri
vate character. The physicians of
the city of Boise are all anxious to
practise in these hospitals and do so.
In Honolulu, as we all know, there
the Queen's Hospital, a large
nd flourishing institution and of a
quasi public character.- In Ilono-
nlu there are also Japanese hospi-
ls, Chinese hospitals and other
Vnitariums, such as Home for the
Incurables, Home for Ages Indigent
lawaiians, the Maternity Home
and others. In these cities that I
have mentioned, I know that there
is no such a thing as a County hos
I have of course quite an extend
ed acquaintance in many of the
cities in the Mainland, such as the
city of Columbus, Cleveland, Tole
do, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Flint and
many others. I am certain that
none of these places have such a
thing as a County Hospital in the
sense that it is created by, main
tained by and governed by and
managed by governmental county
officers as a public hospital for the
public ot tne county, mere are
many reasons why such an institu
tion would not be desirable in a
community of so many different
races as go to make up the commu
nity of the Counties of this Terri
tory. There are reasons why this is
not done in the Mainland, and the
same reasons much more emphatic
ally negative the desirability of such
an experiment in this county. I
think that in general the county
funds that are obtained through
territorial taxation and passed to
the county officials should lie ex
pended for roads, bridges, and such
improvements and creations as are
usual, and naturally expected to be
of the work and duty of counties
do not think this county ought to
take uixm itself the constant pcrpe
tual increasing burden of a public
institution known as and in fact Ik?
ing a County Hospital. It would
not only be a burden in a pecuniary
sense, but it would be a burden in
many other ways and would be
cause and source of many diHicul
ties and much unpleasantness
When we need it, let there be
County Pest House or any othe
thing that is necessary to keep from
the spread of disease, and, let us
under general police regulations ami
the police power , of our Board
Sunervisors institute and maintain
the best sanitary systems ami, pro
vide for health, rather than disease
For many reasons which will rcadi
ly suggest themselves to your minds
it seems to me that this county
should not undertake the burden
and enter upon this expensive, re
sponsible, dangerous experiment.
eiitleinen, when the whole history
f counties of our country is oppos
ed to such an institution as a public
unity matter, there must be very
many good and substantial reasons
r such long continued universally
But if the public political corpo-
do Ixwly called County of Mam
needs not a hospital, the people of
various sections and in various sec
tions do need one in each of their
Hospitals are needed within the
limits of these islands which are
under your jurisdiction. A hospital
is not by nature a' governmental in
stitution, but rather a charitable,
leemosynary institution. They are
not political and should lift kept be
yond the reach of politics. . The
ontrol and management of them
should always and everywhere lie
independent . of officers-' political
lected by popular and creatures; of
the ballot. And such is the univer-
il custom founded upbli long , ex
perience. ; .
But hospitals should be fostered',
encouraged and aided by the state,
the county and the city, and such
is also custom.
This may be 'done under ,.our
iws, and tins, it seems to me, K
should be done here and nemT v
The Statute provides for this an"d
the opportunity, is offered. - ,
Here near our County Seat, is a
hospital. It is blest by the guard
ianship of Sisters of the Catholic
Church than whom no chureh,-no
institution, no society, better de
serves our confidence when we
ould contribute to aid the injured
and the suffering.
The law allows you, as a County,
to aid these Sisters in their work.
"nlarge their buildings, complete
icif equipment and contribute the
money necessary to enable them - to
maintain a good hospital. Aid them
every way. rurpiani mem in no
way. Encourage others to aid them.
No doubt, if you come to their
assistance, some of the plantations
ill also contribute.
Aid this hospital here in Wailu
ku, liecause it now needs it and,
with your aid, it will 'be most effi
cient for good: More efficient than
any set of nurses you can otherwise
6ot- - .
Let this hospital put itself by in
corporation or otherwise in best pos
ition to do the work with such aid,
and into a position to legally ac
cept such aid.
By simply doing this, the County
remains in position to aid oilier
hospitals in other parts of the Coun
ty when wisdom and benevolence
shall demand it. By doing so, you
do not discourage or shut off aid
from other sources. You can make
reasonable condition for the accept
ance of the aid and sd can the plan
tation or others who also may con
Gentlemen, do not imagine that)
you or any persons whom you can
get, can do af well as these Sisters
in the management, control and
service of a hospital.
Their lives are dedicated and d
voted to doing good to others and
especially to the poor and afflicted,
and they hover alxnit" tho bed of
r01l IIS IIICII1U1 V Ul UUIHTH i"L'
Pure as the prayer which childhood
Give aid to these Sisters. Name
your reasonable terms. Set an ex
ample for the plantations to follow
and sustain this as a benevolent in
stitution and at same time let those
who can pay for services as this will
be a kindness to them ; but let those
who are poor and sick be not turned
In conclusion, 1 am opposed to a
County Hospital as a governmental
institution to be built, organized,
maintained and run by governmen
tal officials because I am opposed to
a dismal failure.
I am heartily in favor of giving
all the aid needed to make efficient
our present hospital managed and in
charge of the Sisters of the Catholic
Church, because observation, history
and reason unite in saying it will
thus be a success and a lasting bles
sing. Thus have our best hospitals
all over the country been organized
and maintained, and in truth, in
every christian state, and natioi
SELDEN B. KINGSBURY.
Elucidated by the Bystander
in Sunday Advertiser.
The Bystander has hit upon a
plan to ascertain the cause of the
dissatisfaction among the Russians
at Quarantine island, and carried
the same into execution. The plau
has worked admirably as the follow
ing clearly indicates.
Being a great admirer of the prin
ciple of home rule and desirous of
performing a great public service.
The Bystander went over to Qua
rantine island yesterday and took a
plebiscite on the following' question,
"What is the matter with you? '
The result of the vote is interesting,
and a careful study of the returns
by the officials may give them a clue
as to how to govern themselves
when the Korea arrives tomorrow.
The stood as follows:
We were deceived ' in Manchuria
Perelstrous shipped us while At
kinson was, asleep 108.
-3 Hookworm 51. '
We have read the promotion com
mittee literature 4G4.
We hear that Hawaii, is going dry
vm - '
Fear of Royal D. Mead 1.
Following advice of Lightfoot
Aloha for the loaves of Pa lama
Rath and the fishes of the harbor
78 ; .
Desire to enter the ladies of the
party'in the Bulletin 2.
Jack told us not to wander 170.
Nothing is the matter. What's
the matter with Hawaii 5(14.
We intc-nd to go to work os soon
as it snows. Unanimous.
From conversations (luring the
voting I learn that the Russians are
willing to accept jols where they will
have, the hours of Jamie Wilder, Un
importance of Royal D. Mead, the
salary of J. P. Cooke, the dignity of
a supervisor, the duties of Mayor
Fern, and quarters similar to those
of W. G. Irwin. They say they do
not care how far away their work
may take them so long as it is with
in walking distance of the corner of
King and Fort.
Market Str. VVaimjko
ANTONE BORBA, Prop. ,
Full line of popular brands of
Will!" K1ES, GINS t
Celebrated Primo & Seaie
Bottled El w r
25C 2 Glasses 25c
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER.
Plans and Estimated Furnished.
Small Jobs and Repair Work by
Day or Contract.
Wati.cku, Mai'i, T. II.
LODGE MAUI, No. 084, A. P. OA. M
Stated.. meeiintrs will be held at
Mus'mic Hall. Kahului, on the first
Saturday nitfht of each mouth at 7.30
Visit'iiitf brethren are cordially hi
vited to attend.
J. N. R. WILLIAMS U. W. M
t. f.-- r-' Secretary
Al.OHA LODGE NO. 3 KNICHT8
Regular meetings will I held at the
Kuightsof Pythias Hall, Wailuku, on th
second ami fourth Saturdays of each
All visiting memliers arc cordially
vited to attend.
I.. M. BALDWIN, C. C.
JOHN J. WALSH, K. OF.R. & S,
J Al&n w i
BULLETIN NO. I
HONOLULU REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Six l'oniii bungalow in Makiki. electric lights, gas,
sewer, small lot, new. Price $2750.
Six room house, ." minutes walk from Puiiahnu,
., Anapuni street, modern, barn, servant's quarters.
Price $3250. ' " .
Six room, l'-j story, modern bungalow, near
Pawaa Junction, 10 minutes walk from Punahoti,
modern, barn, servants quarters. Price $3200.
Six room house, Makiki street. Price $1500.
College Hill b.t's from $640 up to $1500.
Trent Trust Co., Ltd.
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i HOME ENTERPRISE I
The attention of Local Retailers and the
Public at large is called to the fact that we are
a local concern and our stock holders are resi
dents of this islands who help support the various
enterprise of Maui.
We ask for your trade as we believe it to lie
to your interest as well as our selves to sup
port Local Enterprises.
We carry every thing in our line you require.
Give us your Patronage.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF
In Probate At Chambers.
In the Matter of the Estale of Keanini
late of Waikapu, Maui, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to an order of the Honorable Seidell R.
Kingsbury, Judge of the above entitled
Court, the undersigned was on the 19th
day of January A. D. 1910, duly appoint
ed administrator of the estale of Keani
ni, deceased, and that letters of Adminis
tration have been issued to the under
All creditors of said Keanini, deceased,
and of said Estate are hereby notified to
present their claims with the proper
vouchers, if any exist, even if the claim
is secured by mortgage on real estate, to
the undersigned at his office at Wailuku,
Maui, Territory of Hawaii, within six
months from the date of this notice, said
date being date of the first publication of
said notice; otherwise, such claim, if any,
will be forever barred.
Dated at Wailuku, Maui, this 26th day
of February A. D. 1910.
Administrator Estate of Keanini, d
Jeli. 26, March 5-12-19-26.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND
CIRCUIT, TERRITORY OF HAWAII
In Probate At Chambers, No. 1350.
In the Matter of the Estate of JOHN
SWIFT, lateof Waikapu, Maui, deceased.
Order of Notice of Petitiou for Allow
ance of Accounts, Determining Trust and
Distributing the Estate. ,
On Reading and Filing the Petition
and accounts of John Crowder, of Pakole,
Koolaupoko, Ouhu, Administrator of the
Estate of John Swift, deceased, wherein
petitioner asks to be allowed f and
charged with , and asks that the
same be examined and approved, and
that a final order be made of Distribution
of the remaining property to the persons
thereto entitled and discharging peti
tioner and sureties from all further re
sponsibility herein: .
It is Ordered,, that Wednesday, the 6th
day of April, A. D. 1910, at 10 o'clock A.
M. before the Judge presiding at Cham
bers of said Court at his Court Room in
Wailuku, Maui, be and the same hereby
is appointed the time and place fur hear
ing said Petition and Accounts, and that
all persons interested may then and there
appear and show cause, if any they have,
why the same should not be granted,
ami may present evidence as to who are
entitled to the said property. And that
notice of this Order, be published in the
"Maui News, a weekly newspaj er
printed and published iu said Wailuku
Maui, for three successive weeks, the las
publication to be not less than two weeks
& Liquor Co. J
previous to the time therein appointed
for said hearing.
Dated the 24th day of February, 1910.
(Signed.) S. 15. KINGSBURY,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the 2nd
(Signed) Edmund II. Hart, (Seal.)
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the -2nd
Feb. 26. Mch. 5, 12, 19.
NOTICE OP SALE OP PUBLIC
LANDS, ISLAND OH MAUI.
At the front door of the Court House,
Wailuku, Maui, at 12 o'clock noon, Sat
urday, March 26th, 1910, there will be
sold at public auction under Part IY,
Land Act 1895 Section 276, Revised Laws
of Hawaii, the following:
Three (3) lots situate at Nahiku, Koo
Lot No. Area. Upset Price.
54 6. 11 Ac. agricultural land f 122.00
55 6.5G " " 131.00
56 14.00 " " 350.00
Purchaser to pay cost of Patent ami
Cost of advertising to be paid by Pur
chaser. F'or maps and further particulars,
apply to W. O. Aiken, Sub Agent 4th
Land District, Makawao, Maui, or at the
office of the Commissioner of Public
Commissioner of Public Lauds.
Dated at Honolulu, February iS, 1910.
Feb. 26. Mch. 5, 12, 19, 26.
NOTICli OF MEETING OF MALI
LAND AND KA1LKOAI)
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Maui Land and Rail
road Co. will be held at the office anil
principal place of business of the Com
pany, at Kahului, Maui, T. II., 011 Mon
day, the 21st day of March, 1910, at 10
o'clock A. M.
F. F. BALDWIN,
Puuiiene, February 2S, 1910.
Fresh Roasted Peanuts
alwavs on hand
Orders taken fur
lee Cream, ..
Fruits, Nuts and Cigars.
Ice Cold Drinks
Market Street, -:- -:- Wailuku.
W. . itf V rfW Si"