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QUESTION OP ELECTIVE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Delegate Kuhio and Secretary McCIellan Given Hearing
Before Committee on Proposed Amendment to
Organic Act Without Power of Electing Officers a
Denial of Very Purpose of County Government,
Says Representative Robinson.
Delegate Kuhio's bill, amending
sctiou 80 of the organic act, and
making all Territorial officers pro
vided thereunder appointive or
elective as the governor and legis
lature may provide, has been favor
ably reported by the Committee on
Territories of the House at Wash
ington. The purpose of the pro
posed amendment is to enable the
establishment of county and muni
cipal government for Hawaii, with
out the legal complications which
might arise by the passage of a
county bill under the present
language of the organic act.
A hearing was held before the
Committee on Territories on Feb
ruary 2d, at which Delegrte Kuhio
and his secretary Geo. B. McCIellan
present extended arguments.
Chairman Edward L. Hamilton
stated the subject under discussion
was the consideration of House
Bill 18621 which amended section
80 of the organic law of Hawaii,
giving to any county, district or
municipality, the authority lo elect
boards of supervisors" or other
boards of a public nature, in accord
ance with laws that may be enacted
by the Legislature of the Territory
Mr. Geo. B. McCIellan made the
following statement before the
In the first place, gentlemen, in
considering all of these Hawaiian
matters you must first have clearly
in mind that there is only one sin
gle government in the Territary of
Hawaii. There is no county
government, or anything but just
the one single unit of government
at the present time. It was clearly
contemplated by the organic act,
copies of which are of course here
on file, that county government
should be established within the
Territory, and it is well understood,
I think, by all of you gentlemen,
that the question of centralization
of the government in the Territory
of Hawaii has been a very much
discussed and disputed one, and
there is a strong sentiment against
the continuation of that centrali
zation. At the last session of the legis
lature or, going back of that, at
the election which selected the
legislature two years ago it was
in the political plank of all parties
that a county government should
be established. On that everybody
was united The Republican party
was in control of the legisla
ture, and a county act was passed
by the legislature. The results
are known to you, because the act
was declared illegal by the Supreme
Court, and was brought here last
year for your consideration. The
difficulties in regard to that act
came about from perhaps two chief
sources first, because in the Terri
tory of Hawaii many of the citizens
are unfamiliar with the American
system of county government; and,
second, because the organic act has
in it certain clauses and statements
which make it very difficult to
frame a county act in keeping and
harmony with that organic act.
Mr. Wilson of Arizona. How
many members are there in your
Mr. McCIellan. Fifteen senators
and 30 members of the legislature.
Mr. Wilson of Arizona. How
were they selected?
M. McCIellan. By popular bal
lot, which is almost unrestricted.
Mr. Wilson of Arizona. How do
you apportion them?
Mr. Powers. We passed a biil
here apportioning the senators. I
was instructed by the committee to
introduce it in the house, and got
it through. I think that was be
fore you came here, Mr. Wilson.
Mr. McCIellan. This is simply
to make possible the establishment
of the county government, which
was originally contempnted in the
organic act itself.
An cfibrt was made last year,
wheinhe-ruatter was submitted to
the Supreme Court on an agreed
statement of facts, to get the Su
preme Court to pass upon this ques
tion of whether the govenorof the
Territory was the only man em
powered to establish boards, or
whether it was possible under the
elective system for counties to have
such boards elected under a county
act. Unfortunately the Supreme
Court did not rule upon that poiut.
They ruled the county act uncon
stitutional on technical grounds,
and very carefully refrained from
making any pronouncement on this
prime question of electing the board
of supervisors or any board of a
Mr. Spalding. Do you not think
this goes a good ways here in rati
fying in adyancc nny law that the
legislature may pass providing for
the election of boards? This would
ratify any law on the subject that
they might pass, no matter what it
Mr. McCIellan. That is possibly
misleading in a certain way. Those
acts in themselves do not have to
be ratified by Congress at all.
Mr. Spalding. I understand.
Mr. McCIellan. And this is
merely to clear up a single 'point,
namely, as to whether you gentle
men in Congress are willing1 that
the citizens of Hawaii should have
the possibility of electing any board
for their public affairs, and leaving
to them the question of what
board they will choose to elect, and
at what season, and so on; in cither
words, all questions of detail,
Mr. Spalding. You see the word
"board" here. The legislature
evidently under that might desig
nate any set of officers in the Terri
tory of Hawaii as a board, and
thereby take the appointive power
away from the governor and take
it into their own hands for election.
Mr. McCIellan. No, sir; I think
not. I do not see how the Terri
tory of Hawaii in its local legislature
could say, for example, that the
superintendent of public works, the
superintendent of instruction, and
the treasurer of the Territory should
form a board, aud therefore should
be elected by the Territory under
any county-act legislation. That
would be clearly and distinctly
against the organic act.
Mr. Spalding. You make this to
cover county, district, or municipal
Mr. McCTellan. Yes, sir. We
take it that the Territory of Hawaii
is entitled'to the same freedom in
managing its own affairs as the
Territory of New Mexico or the
Territory of Arizona or the Terri
tory of Oklahoma. I understand
that it is so. There certainly has
never been any possible or remote
suggestion in the discussion of the
matter at Honolulu or in the Terri
tory that there should be made a
certain combination of certain men,
now appointees of the governor,
into a board so that those appoint
ments should be removed from the
hands of the governor.
Mr. Lloyd. We do not want to
be placed in the position of giving
you a power that is not giveu to
Arizona or New Mexico or Okla
homa. Mr. McCIellan. We do not seek
such power. Is it not true that
if the Territory of Arizona saw fit
to provide laws for a board of .char
ities, for example, they have the
power to do it?
Mr. Lloyd. Yes; I suppose so.
Mr. McCIellan. In other words,
you assume that it is going to be to
their interest to pass only such
legislation as would be in order and
for the public benefit?
Mr. Lloyd. I do not think there
would be any disposition here to
prevent that kind of thing in Ha
waii, hut the question is whether
the hill limits it to the same powers
as in the other Territories.
Mr. McClellarrr 1 have not talk
ed with the Delegate, hut I am sure
he would say that any other limita
tion that would leave the necessary
power would be accceptuble.
Mr. Kalaniauaolc. It gave us
the power in the organic act, but
did not specify how we should run
it; whether it reads that the super
visors should be elected I do not
The Chairman. I think it would
be well if you would incorporate
here in your remarks the section of
the organic act to which you refer.
Mr. McCIellan. Very well. That
part of the organic act to which I
referls section 80.
Mr. Robinson. I understand all
of the parties are favoring county
Mr. McCIellan. Yes, sir.
Mr. Robinson. Which is in the
line of home rule?
Mr. McCIellan. I beg your par
don. Mr. Robinson. Th t is, local
Mr. McCIellan. Yes, sir.
Mr. Robinson. I think Congress
is in favor of that, as it is also in
faVor of the comities electing the
officers for that administration.
Now, in this section 80 of the
organic law, it provides that the
President shall nominate ar.d, by
and with the advice aud consent-of
the Senate, shall appoint the Chief
Justice aud Justices of the Supreme
Court and a number of other offi
cers, and that the governor shall
nominate, with the advice and con
sent of the .senate of the Territory,
certain officers, and then it goes on
aud says he may remove from office
any of Hhese officers; and under
that same section are included "any
other boards of a public character
that may be created by law," so
that the governor shall have the
right to appoint those.
Mr. McCIellan. That is precisely
Mr. Robinson. Which means
that your governor may be appoint
ing your county officers after you
have the county government.
Mr. McCIellan. Yes; the best
lawyers in the Territory are not
decided on their interpretation on
that point, as to whether it would
be possible for the cpuntv7uuder a
county government, to elect a board
whose actions would be legal.
Mr. Robinson. If the governor
should continue to appoint those
officers, after your county govern
ment is established, it would deny
to you what is the very purpose of
having a county government, by
clothing the governor with the
power of appointing your county
Mr. McCIellan. Yes; and our
people want to have the undisputed
power to elecLsuch boards, if the
majority see fit to do so.
Mr. Robinson. On that I am in
sympathy with your bill.
Mr. McCIellan. That is the sub
stance of the matter. We simply
want the power given to the people
to organize the county government,
if they see 'fit, and to have all
possible ambiguity in this matter
Subsequently the Committee re
ported in favor of the proposed
amendment, in the following form:
"Aud all officials thereof shall be
appointed or elected, as the case
may be, in .such manner as shall be
provided by the governor and legis
lature of the Territory."
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ANTIQUES FROM MAYKI.OWKIt.
Maine Men nud Women ut Work on
Next Year's riuppty.
As soon as the lust summer visi
tor has gone away those of the na
tives who arc artistic in any way
begin to make fantastic and antique
nrticles of household utility to bell
to the crop of summer visitors who
will arrive next June.
There arc a score of men and
more than two score women who
will pass the winter in such employ
ment. Two years ago there was
organized a society of()womcn who
devoted their time on winter even
ings to embroidering tidies, scarfs,
neckties and other nrticles, all of
which nrc sold to the city callers nt
The custom is to secure cheap
crocheting silks that have been
damaged, and with these to work
out antique patterns of flowers and
mottoes on coarse crash or un
bleached linen. The articles are
then smeared with daubs of oil and
spatters of anything about the
house. Then the unsightly spots
are taken out by applying benzine
and the goods arc folded while still
damp and put away in old chests
aud sprinkled with floor sweepings
and other forms of dust, all of
which is done to give an indication
of great age to things which are
On the arrival of the summer
visitors word is given out that ar
ticles of an advanced age have been
discovered in the neighborhood,
whereupon the old rhests are ran
sacked in the presence of the pros
pective buyers, and much embroi
dered linen that is faded and moldy
is brought forth and sold for fancy
Meantime the innocent old farm
ers are converting aged woods into
spinning wheels aud flax wheels
and hand looms and .ancient furni
ture and getting ready to sell chairs
that were made in the winter of
1905 as remnants of family furni
ture that came over in the May
flower. An estimate has been
made that enough Mayflower fur
mure is manufactured in eastern
Maine every winter to have loaded
the famous old craft three times
On Isle au Haut there is an un
sophisticated blacksmith who makes
from a dozen to a score of antique
andirons every winter. He is a
man of great verslmilitude, taking
pains to place dates on every and
iron that comes fron under his busy
hammer. Most of them bear rude
figures to indicate that they yere
made in England during the wars
between Charles I. aud parliament,
and as a result of their antiquity
the andirons were sold for prices
that yield a handsome income to
the blacksmith, who by upright
dealings and industry has become
the owner of some of the best shore
front lots on the island. New
Marked C. U. 1).
A story of British stolidity is
going the rounds. A certain
wealthy American in London drop
ped into a shop to purchase a set of
As the purchase represented more
money than he had ou his person
at the time, he gave his address at
the hotel and instructed the assist
ant to mark them C. O. D. The
asssistaut made a note of the re
quest, but the purchaser was sur
prised to find the goods left at the
hotel without demand for payment.
When the parcel was unpacked,
however, it developed that each
decanter had been beautifully en
graved in twining letters "C.O.D."
Jens lu London.
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alien who is not criminal. He con
tinues to come in such force that he
is rapidly turning old districts into
foreign and mainly Jewish quarters.
The English disappear before the
invaders as, in the tropics, all living
things make-way for the march of
the irresistible foraging ants. In
many parishes Christian places of
worship have become synagogues,
and the vicar finds himself trans
formed from the curate of Christians
into a missionary among the Jews,
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