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HONOLULU. TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SATURDAY. MAY, 25. 1001
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MAKAINAl GIYES AN t,
ACCOUNT OF EXPENSES
Legislature Has Spent Almost $25,000
- Emmeluth and Hoogs Talk on
Equines Nahiku Wants
Some Money Back.
Tin; House put on a complete change
of program this morning which was
rather unexpected. Dickey begau
operations by Introducing a resolution
risking that the time of convening ot
, the House be changed fiom 10 o'clock
to 9 o'clock, and that the House con
sider the Appropriation hill beginning
with the Attorney General's Depart
Hoogs Introduced n petition from the
Nahiku Sugar Co., asking that $9S5.S1
spent by them In perfecting Nahiku
landing after the appropriation had
gtun out be returned to them. Tho
, petition was returned to the Commit-
tec on Public Lands.
Thfn followed a bout In which half
a dozen members , were prominent.
Umiiiclmh set tho ball rolling by ask
ing from Makalnal how much was.
left of the appropriation for House ex
penses. Makalnal stated that )10,000
had been spent for the House, $14,000
for the ?enate and that $S0O was yet to
be paid on the Journal. There were no
other outstanding bills.
"Well." replied Emmeluth, "It's
about time we-callod a halt. Vunder
tmicj';that extravagent prices have been
paid tor translating, proof reading and
printing, and I think It Is about time
to stop, If wo want to be damned In
the i-j'ti of tho public forever, we will
Just have to continue, the' way we ara
to!nt now. 1 am not in favor ot steals
of nuv form, and hope to go on record
as opposed to them all.
"The last gentleman's remarks," said
Hoogr. "remind me of the old story
of shutting the stable door after the
horse had gone out."
"That la only too true," replied
Kmcluth. "hut In this case, wo are clos
t Ing the door to prevent the horse from
returning to the crib."
Robertson broke In nnd took a hand
In tin? game of repartee. "Mr. Emme
luth's remarks." said Mr. Robertson,
remind me of something else than
horse fiei-h. At the beginning of the
regular session, Dickey brought in a
i solution asking that nil Jobs In print
ing he given only to tho lowest bidder,
sealed tenders being called 'for. At
that time, Mr, Emmeluth practically
said that. If the Republicans had been
In power, they would have given the
Jobs to their friends, no matter what
the com. Now that the Homo Rulers
had the upper han,d,, Ihcy intended til
do Uie same."
"I will have to plead' guilty." Bald
Emmeluth In reply, "but with me, It's
n case of deliver me from my irtends."
Hoogk then' Introduced a resolution
which created n small sized riot. It
was as follows;
I desire to call the attention ofvthe
legislature to,tho fact that there Is a
question of th eicgnllty of the Hon. 11.
E. Coorer as Acting Governor.
Therefore bo It resolved, That wo thn
members, of this first Legislature of
Hawaii return our salaries and mileage
to tho Treasurer forthwith.
V W. II. HOOOS.
' I concur.
Kum&lae said that tho time for play
had patted, and he moved that tho
icsolmlon be rejected.
Emmeluth was willing, provided that
Hoogs should bo collector and should
foot up the balance.
Moosarrat stated that it was n' clear
We wish to annojnee to the
public that, by the terms of
a contract jubt signed, the
ELECTRIC ROAD of the
RAPID TRANSIT CO.
Will be Immediately extended
through College Hills, follow
ing the line of our main boul
evard. Cnntructlon w II begin AT
ONCE, and the road will be
In operation within fojr
months, giving a 20.
case of charity to the government and
moved that the resolution be adopted
tor that reason.
Itaaheo became quite Indignant and
moved to ioit the resolution out the
window, '' '
In the' midst of the turmoil, Make
kau arose and moved to adjourn. The
House carried the 'motion and the
Hoogs resolution 'died a natural death.
Joseph Hogan will this evening give
a house warming at his beautiful little
Queen Anne cottage on Punchbowl
street, opposite the hospital. In the
nclghborhoojt'of a hundred Invitations
have been issued and letters and tele
phone messages of acceptance are
crowding (n on-Mr. Hogan today. The
owner ot the Queen .Anne cottage will
take' the boys on a tour of Inspection
over the house and will undoubtedly
furnish them with nll kinds ot music.
Vlrgie A und Aggravation will race
five furlongs for 250 a sldo this nftor
noon. .The raco will take place at
3 o'clock on' the Kaplolanl track.
Motion to dismiss tho action was
filed by Frederick W, Hankey attorney
for defendant In the suit of I. R. Uurns
vs. The Mutual Telephone Company on
the ground that the District Court frost
which the appeal was taken, had no
Jurisdiction. The motion was taken
Magoon & Thompson, attorneys for
pjatntlff In the suit of I.um Sung et nl
vs. Marlon M. Lunlng, have filed thell
bill of exceptions.
Notice and certificate of appeal has
been filed In tho case nf Manuel Souza
found guilty In Judge Dickey's court of
selling liquor without a license.
1)111 of costs In the sum of J37.no has
been died by the plaintiff In th esult
of Nellie A. Cook vs. Holllster Drug
Final account of James U McLean,
administrator ot the ectato ot Robert
Grieve, .has been filed, showing' A' bal
ance on hand ot $32,183.08. All com
missions are waived.
' The, annual accotfnf of J. M. Dowsett,
executor of thawlll of H. M. Stellman
has been filed showing a balance, on
hand ot $189.16
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For Groceries, ning up Blue '911. -
WITH THB AQUATICS.
The Myrtles, as is usual at this stage
ot training, have taken a slump, and
four are laid tip. Work in good earnest
will soon begin again, however, for
but a little less than six weeks Is left
before tho eventful day.
The Healanls are at present rowing
Senior Jarrett, stroke; Rnnear, No
,3 Spencer, No. 2; Ilolsse, bow.
Junior Tracy, stroke; Walker, No
3; Webster, No. 2; Murray, bow.
Tomorrow morning another relay
race will come off between Beverly
KIdd's team, which won the swimming
race last Sunday, Dan Itanear'a team
aid a team chosen by Jack Atkinson.
The boys will swim over the samp
course as that swam over last week.
Ranear'g team will bo composed of
W. Madeira. W. Hellhron, n. Hellbron,
Davo Dayton and himself. Klild will
have -Paul Jarrett, Harry Murray, Bert
Webster, himself and one -other mnn.
The personnel ot Atkinson's aggrega
tion Is unknown.
The Oceanic steamer Sonoma arrived
from the Colonics via Pago Pago yes
terday afternoon after a pleasant trip,
During a delay at Sydney her machin
ery which gave her trouble on tho out
ward trip was repaired, so thnt the In
jured engine was used as it compound.
She left Sydney on the 9th Inst., mak
ing the run to port In about 15 days.
On arriving in San Francisco tho So
noma will bo laid up for one trip, tho
'Mariposa taking her place on the colo
The Sonoma brought n great many
passengers through for San Francisco
and took over a hundred fronj here
She sailed at 9 o'clock.
GRAND ARMY INVITATION.
'W. L. Eaton, -commander, Issues a
notice that all members oOeo. W. Do
Long Post, O, A. It., together with all
sojourning comrades, also tho officers
and members of tho Camp Sons of
Veterans, and any sojourning member
of thnt Order, are cordially Invited to
meet at Harmony hall, nt 7 p. m. on
Sunday, May 26th, to attend a patriotic
service at tho Central Union church.
Prepurlnii to Appeal
A meeting of tho Church Defense
and Extension Association ot lluwall
was held last night nt the Episcopal
church. Tho proceedings wero strictly
private, but It Is understood that steps
nro In progress to have a representa
tive nt tho general Episcopal Conven
tion of America next October, whoso
duty will bo to seo thnt tho troubles of
the church In Honolulu nro given an
Three Tull Comet.
A letter received from Now Zealand
stutes that tho comet has been observed
there. It Bported three talis which is
one better than Honolulu has been abln
to discover, ,
A. S.llni'twrll, P.W.'-BalloM -jjtul A. Kinney woro"nyli ii
tfiiWMi to thirty tluy jn j'uil by Judge If uuiplireya tliU itlteiiiouii. fur
The matter in eonteniit wus the iitiiditvft of Wulttr 0. Smith,
Jiled hy the above gentlemen its attorney, siiixiftitif; :i motion for n
ehnnge of venire of the eiio of Jlr. Smith, indicted by the Oram)
Jury on the charge of perjury. The rendiiif; of , the itllidurit wiw
flopped by Judge Humphreys in Court this moiiiitie:, mid the three
attorney, llnrtwcll, Iliillou and Kinney ordered to show caue at 2
o'eloek why they chould not lie held guilty of contempt.
They appeared, makitig returns by Attorney-) F. l. Hntcl: and
A. (i. -M. Kobcft-on. The plea fet up was the privileged chiinietci
of the-uflidnvit and the necessity of mcuiiuuiug delicate matters from
the very nature of th" case..
'Whcn-the mutter win submitted, Judge Humphrey, i.wde an
oral dfcihm of some length Ik commented upon the dutit' and
rc-ifinihilitics of attorney and ruM-rted to the noble example-" of
fcarlc.-' independence that had come down with the hi-toiy of F.ngli-dt
law. He Miid too that a lawyer should id-o remember that it is not
hi- province to libel, slander or malign the court or to tile paper.
which fiom their character, impede.' anil cmharra-- the eoui'-e of jus
tice. The Court then recounted thui J'aets. in the cure al bar, calling
attention to the various steps ill the ca-e up to the filing of the
allidavit, which it eliniiteterired as malicious attempts on the purl of
Walter (5. Smitli, with the assistance of hi- attorney!, to edit t lit
teeords of the Court. The Court reread the portion of the nllidavit
rend in court thi- morning. Having liui-dicd the paper was elmi'itc
tiried, with a few exceptions, as being wholly ftibe. The Court
ointcd oui the portions which were true and with expressions of the
.-trongest kind denoted the assertions, which were fidre.
The crowd in the court room was wrought to the highet point
of intere-t when the Court had finished the arraignment nnd was not
Mtrpri-'ed when the thirty day sentence for each respondent was pro
nounced. rattartataRatatatafoalsitaPar.i i mi a n a Pa Pa fu "i ta FU PU
INSULT TO COURT
' WAS FIRST STEP
A sensation appeared In tho Circuit , cult, on the ground that personal bias
Court this morning at tho Initial steps e,xl8tc'1 ' tno relations between th
or the arraignment of Walter O. S,nIth. J finished, an
Within five or ten minutes fiom tho amclavlt of Walter G. Smith was j.re
opening of court, W. A. Kinney, S. M. sentcd. In support of tho same. The
nation and A. s. iiarlweu had uceir
cited to appear nt 2 o'clock to
show cause why they should not ho
found guilty of contempt. An Insulting
afllduvlt ot the defendant had been
stricken from tho tourt tiles and the ar
raignment of -Mr. Smith postponed
upon the request ot Attorney Geucral
Tho arraignment of Walter O. Smith,
Indicted by the Grand Jury for per
jury, had been set for 10 o'clock today,
When his case was called, ho appeared
at the bar ot the court represented by
A. S. Hartwell and the Arm of Kinney,
Dallou & McClanahan. Mr. Kinney ap
peared for the firm. Attorney Genera)
E. I'. Dole was present to prosecute.
When Mr. Smith was called to tho
bar, Mr,-Kinney arose nnd asked Judge
Humphreys If he lutended to sit In the
trlnl of tho case.
The Judge asked why tho Inquiry
Mr, Kinney replied: "Decnuxo It so,
we wish to Interpose a motion opposing
It." Judgo Humphreys stated that It
might be possible that he would as-
t- .1. a 1..Ia nn ta am tlnlt
sign tho case to Judge Gear for trial)
otherwise ho would hear It himself.
Mr. Kinney then asked for flvo mln.
utcs In which to complete a motion.
The request was granted and, nl the
close of tho five minutes, Mr, Kinney ,
returned with tho motion ready
The motion wns for the assignment
of the" trial of .Walter 0(."SmUh to somo
other than the Judgo of the First C'lr-
YOUNG PCOPLR ENTERTAIN.
An entertainment was given Inst I
evening by the young pcoplo of Kau
makaplll chapel which was a splendid
success. The net proceeds were over
$100 and the peoplo prrsent wero spleu-'
dldly entertained.. There wns excellent
music by a double quartet from the
Kamehamcha Girls' School. The Ka
mcbnmeha Olee Club sang "Wat,, 0
"Tho Prophecy of Keopulupulu," by
Miss Emma N. Nnk'ulnj, was nn Inter
esting paper. Miss Iota E. Iiaibcr rep
ilered a violin solo, winning hearty ap
plause. ncfrohhments of Ice cream and cake
were served, without lateiruptlng.thn
program of musc. A tecond paper
prepared, by Miss Nakulim and read h'y
M. K, Nakulnii' dealt with tho convtr
slon to Christianity of Kanhumnnu,
tho favorlto wife ot Kamchaineha.
V. II. Poulscn, TAINTING AND PA
rnitHANOING, King, cpp. Kuwalahao
Church. Tel. Whlto 3112. ,
tutvLtkejk y,.uJf&vi&, J:i'Wii2Jiiik
reuding of tho anldavlt had not pro-
ceeded fur, until It wns stopped by the
peremptory order of the Court.
Mr. Kinney asked to bo heard on hli
right to continue tho reading. The
Court denied tho request to bo heard.
Mr. Kinney excepted to the order of
the Court, stopping tho reading of the
nffldavlt and denying a hearing on the
The colloquy between the Court and
tho advocate woji sharp. The affidavit
In question was ordered stricken from
the flies ot tliu court nnd the attorneys
filing' the motion wero ordered to ap
pear In court at 2 o'clock today and
show ctuifio why they should not bo
punished for contempt.
The Court stopped the reading ot
the affidavit on the (.round that It waa
nn Insult directed to the Court.
I The motion wns peremptorily denied,
to which Mr, Kinney took exception,
The Court announced that It was ready
to go on with the case and turned tn
the Attonley General.
Mr. Dole asked that the arraignment
be postponed until 2 o'clock today.
m ff a n.m 4 "an 1.1 ilin nwlnlfTI1 niiill I
Tho Court 'said, tho arraignment of
Walter G. Smith Is postponed until 2
o'clock todny'.'solely upon, tho request
o,ho Attorney'Gcneral. Tho Court Is
feady to proieed In the matter.
Tho court room iras crowded this
, afternoon when tho session opened
promptly at 2 o'clock. On request
Judgo Humphreys. grantod a recess of
fifteen minutes to nllow Attorney Kin
ney to complete. hU.rei lv. ,
Kumalu, charged with rape, and
Hwpptlp Smith, phnraeil with nssnult
nnd battery with a dangerous weapon,
were nrralKned in the Circuit Court
this morning. Iloth being without
counsel or money the tourt appointed
Attorney Allen to look after their in
terests. The taking of pleas in each
case was deferred to give counsel tlctf
tn nnfnr ultli hlH rllpnts.
Mr. Aiiclon, charged with larceny In
tuo second uegreo, teprcsenteu iiy (.. ai.
Stinuss who wns granted until next
Tuesday to decldo upon his course..
Mr, William K. Glel, the grent lec
turer and traveler Is In Honolulu for a
short time. He will deliver nn address
tu men, Sunday afternoon at 4 o clock
lu the V. M. C. A. hall. Mr. Gell Is oil
It three years' tour around the world,
He has nlieudy traveled .cxteuslvely,
und comes to Honolulu with many In
teresting things to relate. Tho men of
Honolulu are cordially Invited to at
tepd this meeting.
MANY llll SENT
The Senate Experiences
Change of Heart on
J. BROWN WOULD HAVE
ONE NORMAL INSPECTOR
Says Hawaii Official Makes Only
One or Two Tours a Year
When thefSenato met shortly nftcr
9 o'clock this morning, there wns but
one lone JU-publlcau Mr. Carter
present. At It was.n little too early
for the Siuatc's chaplain, piacr was
otferedvby Mr. Kalauokalanl. The fore-
itwu aa iK-iimps ine must proniaoie
day's work of any one that could be
singled out during tho present extra
session. Whole departments were re
ferred to various committees and, on
Monday, there will bo plenty of work
on hand, as the committees Intend to
spend this afternoon und tonight work
ing on the various Items. The Feu-
ate. from Its willingness to refer Items
of theApproprlatlon bill to commit
tees, shows a change of Ijeart and u de
termination to ."itralu,.fiom working In
The first thing taken up by the Senate
this forenoon was the salary of four
normal Inspectors at IfeOO each. This
at once set on foot a discussion that
lasted for an hour. Dr. ltussel, who
was on the committee that recommend
ed passing the Item as In the bill, stat
ed that each of Jlie Impcctors wai forc
ed to pay at least t'i0 per month for
traxellng'expenses nnd that, therefore,
their Bnlarics should not be disturbed.
Mr. J. lirown was tor cutting out the
whole Item and arranging for one man
to do slot the Islands. Ho stated
among other things that, dining "the
past ear. he had only seen the Hawaii
normal inspector once. Mr. Paris had
seen him twice. Two trips around tho
Island would occupy about two months.
at n liberal estimate. What-was dona
with tho other ten months? In the
opinion of Mr. Ilrown. the paying out of
money to such a mnn was the same as
giving him a present of so much.
Dr. Ilussel retorted thnt hu had been
In Illlo three years and had ncer oven
caught sight of him, was that any rea
son that ho and the worthy Senator
were Idlo? To his mind, tho contention
of Mr. Urown wns childish .
Mr, Carter Introduced nn amendment
striking out tho normal inspector for
Hawaii ami arranging for tlueo other
Inspectorsone for Kauai and Oahu
outside nf Honolulu, nt $0000; one for
Maul, Mnlokal nnd 1-anal at the snmo
amount and one for Honolulu nt "M)(i;
The amendment did not oven receive a
second and after much more discussion.
tho Item passed as In the bill .
The Item of pay roll, support ot
schools, 1000,000, paused as In tho bill
nnd as lecommcnded by the committee.
Tho Item of salaries ot school agents,
$fU0O, waa disposed or in the same
manner. Tho item of salary superin
tendent of boys school was reduced
from $3600 to $2100, according tu tho
recommendation ot the committee.
Mr, Carter attempted to Introdure an
Item of salary of physician for reform
school, $i!00, but tho Senate decided to
consider such Items under the head of
Public Health Department, its proper
Tho following disposition was then
made of other Items In the Appropiia
tion bill: All Items under head of
Commission ot Agriculture and Fores
try. Public I.anils Committee; all Items
under Survey, Department, to same
Committee; all Items under Hoard of
Health, to Public Health and Educa
tion Committee; all items under Mili
tary nnd band, to Military Committee.
Under tbu head of Auditing Dcpuit-
ment, all three Items, as follows, were
passed us In tho bill: Sulnry of Audi
tor, $7200; salary of Deputy Auditor,
$4800, and clerical assistance, $ln 000,
Under the head of Current Expenses.
the Items under tho sub-head of olllce
of tho Secretary of tho Treasury of Ha
wall, were referred to the Ways and
Mi ana lonimlttea and other Items fq
the bill wero disposed of as followa'
Judiciary Department, referred to tu
Judiciary Committee; Department of
tho Attorney General, to Judiciary
Commltteo; Treasury Department, to
Wnys nnd Means Committee. .
After some Httlo discussion, the
Items under tho head ot Department of
Public Works were referred to a com
mltteo of flo, composed of Mr, White
Dr. Hussel nnd Mess is. 'Caller, Achl
At u little after 11 o'clock, tho Senate
adjoin tied until 2 o'clock on Monday.
St. Andrew's Cnthcdrnl,
Tomonow nt St. Andrew's Cathedral
special services will also bo held, thn
day being Sviiltsundny Tho progiam
for tho day l as follows:
Choral Celebration of tho Holy Com
munion ut 7 a. in. Morning Priycr nt
U a, m. l'ulo Ahlahl nt 3:30 p. m.
i:eulng Prayer ut 7:30 p. m.
J.&iJsdjuki 4kffahfa,.J!:jLj!lk&ii iMWmihtA
Harry Dcnnlson, superintendent of
the railroad wharf, had a strike on his
hands this morning when It came time
for the sugar handlers to turn to. They
are all Japanese nnd, knowing tho
rush that was going on to get the Irm-
gard and W. II. Flint nway today, they
concluded to strike for n raise In pay
This they did and when It was re
fused (hem, they walked out. Their
places were taken after about an hour's
delay by other Japanese nnd natives
brought In from a gang down the road.
The strikers have been getting $l.li
per day and vynnted nn advance of ten
cents. Superintendent Smitli of the O.
It. & I.. Co, In whose employ the men
were. 1 of used to adtnncc the wages of
the sugar handlers ns It would mean a
general strike among all the laborers
employed by the road.
The Flint and Irmgard will not be
delayed by the difficulty.
' The Inst time the f'hllcott was here
from Newcastle she made the run In,
33 days which record has not been I
equalled. After IcaVIng beie the Chll
cott went, to the Sound and loaded for !
Port Adeiilde. Her trip between those 1
ports was Uo 11 record as she coered
tho iltstanu-'ln S'J days nnd the hefct!
previous time was i',ti days. On this
trip the Chlcott left Newcastle on April
S und experienced light easterly winds
until April 17th, on that day the bark-
cntlne John Palmer for'flils port was
spoken In latitude 31 degrees S. longi
tude 172 degrees E. From the time the
Palmer was spoken to the time tho
equator was cr6ssed southeast trades
light from the east were met. Tho
equator was crossed on May 15th and
thetlec to port stiong northeast trades
with heavy sqdatls and rain every day.
The Chllcott's best run on the present
trip was 250 miles In n day. Secral
days she made over 200 miles.
Ilefore being put under the American
flag the Cbllcutt was tho British snip
Kilbrannan. She was wrecked on Point
Wilson uliout four and a half years
ago and sold to Darncson ft Chtlcott ot
Seattle who repaired her and gae her
American icglstry. On one run under
the ntltish flag from Imilou to Otagn,
New Zealand, she-made th, run In 81
days nt nn average dally speed of 183
miles. On that trip her best distance
for seven days was IS8S miles. Next
best 1823 mllei. Her best day was 321
miles andfor thirty-eight days she did
better than 209 miles each day. From
tho Cape ot Good Hope to Otago she
made the run In 21 dnn. This Is n
record that has seldom If eicr been
equalled by any sailing vessel.
Tho Chllcntt was recently purchased
b) Captain Matson nnd will be run be
tween Sail Francisco nud Illlo In the
Matson line. She will load sugar here
for San Francisco.
Tim Hegarty, the champion light
weight pugilist of Australia, who pass
ed through Honolulu today In the So
noma, It 6 feet C Inches high, und
weighs 120 pounds. When nsked about
what he thought of hi? chances with
"Terrible" Terry McOovern. Tim said:
"I line no think coming. Terry Is n
wonderful man, and tan take any
amount ut punishment. I always let
tho people think, for me, and do not
care to say anything concerning the
Hegarty had bis wife with him, and
spent yesterday afternoon In company
with I.on Agncw, the local boxer,
Mr, Gell, tho noted young evangelist,
Iiiih been selected by ox-Postmaster
General John Wnnnmakcr nnd n few
friends to make a tour ot tho world,
visiting especially the mission fields of
tho various denominations. He will
speak Sunday evening In the Kuwala
hao church. The Bervlce will bo lu
English with tho exception of Ilaw.t
llan anthems by tho choir.
We Stand Right Behind
' Ijight Behind Us.
LOOK TO YOUR FEET
that PIT KIGIIT.anJ look fine
when nrw. MIOHS tlnt,LOOK
I'lM:, fit 'right anj wear well
wIimi old. 'I hey are Twent
ieth Centiii-y shoes, nna con-s-quently
the shoes of the day.
1057 Fort St.
Cannot Run Without Help
From Public ' .
POLICY IS TO TREAT
ALL HAWAIIANS FREE
Expense of Emergency Cases fa
Charged Up to Profit and Loss
Legislature May Cripple
J, F. Kckardt, superintendent of tho
CJuecn's Hospital, believes that Insti
tution might liae to closo up, nt least
It would be seriously crippled. If tho
Legislature lops off the biennial ap
propriation of $20,000.
"We managed to get along with this ',
appropriation," raid Mr. Fckardt Inst '
night, "but I do not oven believe wo
could stand a reduction 'in the amount
without being seriously embarrassed.
The demands upon our facilities tire
growing each year. .
"There have been three Important
sources of revenue lent to the institu
tion within the past year. I refer to
the Ilookc estate, the pnssenger tax
of $1 for each person nrilving from for
eign ports, nnd tho tax on Hawaiian
"If the Legislature would establish
a county hospital, where emergency
nnd charity patients could be cared for.
we might get along with no appro
priation for the Queen's Hospital. It
this appropriation Is cut off, the first
thing we will have to do, will be to
turn away every natlc Hawaiian pa
tient In the Institution and quit re
ceiving them on the terms that liava
prevailed since the Institution wns es
tablished. No person with Hnwatlan
blood In his veins has ever been re
quired to pay n cent for treatment la
ttiU hospital. '
"In emergency cases, where death
ensues nnd the patient proves to bo
pennllen from whom do jou collect
Mr. Kckardt replied: "Wo charge It
to profit ninl loss. Not only do wo
never turn away any nccldcnt c-iisei
but In case of death, we quite frequent
ly find that we must fiay for the ex
penso of a funeral. It Is my business
In nil cbbcs to collect the bill for treat
ment If posslblo but I do not nlwaya
find a person who Is responsible.
"There Is no provision by which wo
collect bills from nny of the govern
ment departments. The Inmates of
Iwllel aro treated hero. They pay noth
ing and nro n drain on tho resources of
the Institution. I bellovo tho records
will show that our patients nvers)ge tc 11
of nntho blood to on of foreign. Tho
number nf charity patients Is on tho
Increase. I should say that when a,
Hawaiian Is given a private room, he'
Is charged tho snme rate af foreigners
but the llawnllans In tho general wnrda
arc not required to pay a cent.
"We have managed tho Institution
ns economically as possible." continued
Mr. Kcknrdt. "There aro no high sal
aries, yet the Income from patients,
who pay for treatment would not morn
than pay onc-hnlf the running ex
pense." "The hospital was originally estate
llshed for tho treatment nnd care of
llawnllans, nnd, for this purpose a bl-r
ennlal appropriation his always becen
mado by tho Legislature. .This appro
priation, together with the scamnn.and,
hospital tax constituted the principal
source of Incomo to the hospital. With '
the rcmovnl of these two latter Ileum
and tho loss of rcxenue from tho Itooko
lands the hospital stands sorely In
need of the appropriation by thb Legis
lature to enable It to carry on Its work
for tho benefit, more particularly, of
those of Hawaiian blood."
LEGISLATOR ON THE BAND
One of tho .legislators having ,rend .
yesterday that the band would play at
the Catholic cathedral today and Sun
day, remarked to u llullctln reporter na
follows: "If tho baud !s trying to givo
tho Legislature) n good Impression and
Is out after another appropriation, the
wrong tack Is being taken. I for ono
was In favor of continuing thn band
but since I heard of this playing at h,
church I hnvo changed my mind. I do
not think thnt playing at occasions ot
tho kind Is for tho pcoplo ut largo but
for just n limited number.
"Tho Sunday nfternopn concerts
have become very popular nnd tho peo
plo have come to look forward with
great pleasure to this inoffensive way Jt
uf spending their Sunday nfternoon.
Tomorrow, the baud Is to play ut tho
Catholic cathedral, Who Is It thnt
cares to stimd out on Fort Btrcct In
tho dust nnd heat to hear tho music.
I for one, do not.
"This kind of thing has been going
on too long and tbo people nro tired
of it, The band Is paid for by the peo
ple, not by any particular part of thorn,
and the band should thereforo play In
a placo wheie tho public nt large will
'feel perfectly privileged to go,"
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