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Woolley Law Would
Archibald Yiung jnd C.
Show What Law Would Do
W. 0. SMITH
"My attitude Is Along the lines
of progressive control of tho liquor
traffic. I bellcte that the existing
law Is a good one nnd I defended U
The Bulletin today presents the views of citizens "of
Hawaii in all walks of life who declare their opposition to
fh pnartmnt nf a nrnhihitinn law frtv thp Tprpitnru
iHIvHllCdOJ They give their reasons' for their opposition. They arc men re
presentative of practically every line of Industrial activity, and all are
C. Von HammifJii7(n nf nrntin?7H t;inrtinri In tht rnmmunitv
. f&tX' its v ivvwhjiii&tvM uiuiiiMiiu ill iiiv vuiinimiiiiii
They are against the propaganda because they Know it will be
against the best interests of the country, the welfare of the people, and
would not even possess the saving grace of obtaining that which its advfr'
cates desire. h
"Prohibition Is fanaticism. An nt
tempt Is Hindi' to show that condi
tions arc hid They aro not. Tho
Mqnor lmilncfs Is under good control.
JOHN C. LANE ! L. L. M'CANDLESS
tr thought n prohibition law
a i ii ii i.i iii-i ihc Uawillans
l .ii nn i " i
tin I. nil In i
I'liH'i.f drlult, jou may uo ir "r imw n !
i u 1 -u.ipott It. I do irl i t" in. i
1 1 .liii! i. n. I "Tho local option feature Is partlc-
'Kill tn mi in iit.-iily strong,' nays I.lniior l.lccrno
Vnii h,iii imi Commissioner Long of tho present
i hi ni.i.1 he iiiniii.i law "It prdiliWi that a majority of
Citizens Speak for ,
Liberty of People
Temperance In Legis'ation Is Platfolm of
Representative Men of Hawaii
M. P. ROBINSON
4QSERH J. FERN
"I nm opposed to prdhlbltlon It
would mean prohibition for n few nnd
not for all.
on that cpliu .. ai the last regular
session of the eglslature. If It Is
to be Improved o. theie Is n strung1,
sentlm6nt icquhuig a change, Ice a
lo al option le'iti'.' to Incorporate.!
"A prohibition ..l.v In a district1 mm
that was ml mi po-ici bj thi peo
ple the Ui bu' mm- ili to a oM
case In otlie ,.m' ii tiie Territ"n
wou desuli in I'li'iiny, evasion niM
connected e llu
' "I h&iie ,l ij duubts of prolu
bltlon.Jeglnlutlon on tho Territory?
as regards the proper enforcement!
of tho law.
nn bo tutoinn.
r why I or
i h hi i l' i c hit per -in
i 'ht mil ini.ii"?e itfiio'
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1 I ( Ul 111 I ( ll1 Of Ml' llllHl. I I'll
iU if mljiti nnt.ln,. ti. rio -.
I will, ii am fat mom dlJiMiuiu l" I
the Hawaiian people than Is the sale
in iif. ii tj,,r k; , ,
V, , liOiri.r i mi im i .v ih iii,ii i
tlmt vqj kllljrij, on Mk llan-ulan
-.ml tliar- C 1 nx 'vai nl woiit tha
l" ilolHK n I "
"So far na I am concerned, I think
tho prohibition movement for theso
Jilnnda ntul our heople generally Is
i i , i .
"I bcllevo In temperance, but pro
hlbltlon doe3 not cccuro It and would
luako conditions noruo
M-flrmy l.ellevo that It d2olvc3 of ,mle ,UOr under cfflclent con4
upon the iieopli or Hawaii lo resent tinl
"If any changes are lo bo made, tho mannor In which Ihls uiicitlon of, ..Ag for tho ,irnctlcal sldo of the
allow the people In each precinct tq prohibition, nnd tho pleblHClto haSq,lest0n of n prohibition law, thp
express their opinion as to whether ",""" ji-t"-'J";" '"rl" " """ 'pollco for:o would haa to bo dou
a Baloon is to be placed In -their
midst or not.
"That much I believe In, but to
put a blanket p.ohlbltlon law on the
Territory as a whole and have It ap
ply In districts where the sentlmont
of the people would not support It,
wou d be e oi tlallj wrong and
would lea. ' bases against the
best tu'ercs of the country "
"I don't think that a prohibition
law wou.d benefit either Hawaiian
or any other people In Hawaii, mid
Senator C, K Lhlll.ngwmh yout.i
"With tho prceni iii.uor Un u
Hccnso can bo g. ntod if property
holders near the site object. The
JBal h ?
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ley. -Avqnavo nan mreo recent ox- h(tli ,0 mako cvon Mm nea(lway )n
miplcs of secrecy and efforts to i solve t enforcemellt. EvCD thon It coulrt
,.. no i-- w-thont thf know",,,,,, bo (ono It g wlde, know1
W of the general public and It U established 'fact 'tlmt the
M.Ht that tho peoplo of tte Territory or.wpc. nt tho Moloknl set
r In -n body nnd resented the,
.,.f tr p-icMially steal tho birth " "" es!; ?h wnB, " nt t,ho T'lmn n.e poner and dlr.cretl.rn .omothln:
usht of tlr Hawaiian peoplo to gov- ',r ' lslt ,0 ' ""lement Ther0 tint Is study drshable by 'ccal cor
ji themsclics IhU was ilono and, ''. ,enl' nle '" n rests Ictcd nrca i im,Ila.
In n manner notliliiR lo than scound '"'"; consiani supemsmu nuu can
,v i be visited by the ofllclals nt any
It now devolves uuun tho citizens "ie- Yet they manufacture swipes
ho Territory t" sliow that they ro I ami the evil can not bo stopped.
in he o methods to rob them of th0i "What would bo Jhe result In tho
i ,..' "i" cl'lrenshlp." Territory at largo were u prohlbl-
. . pi . tlon law enacted; The manufacture
.of swipes has now practically ceaBed,
i but I remember well tho methods
I lined by tho llawallans to obtain and
mii.r iotip sort of an Intoxicating
' r.1.itiiv tiiliAn f itns n ti Mr It A n II '
mi hii r hum t wa u uu; t 'iiun
' ii ohlblHon law was'rlgldly enforced
tl 'B miro will bj dono In ro g.lnst tho HawallanB.
gird to building addltlohs to tho "I havo seen Intoxicating dMnks
''iiiua Holo until tho result of this In whl-h tobacco and whitewash!
niolilbltlnn agltntlon In decided. were constlttietits made by tho Ha-i
I HIS IB VHV HilllipiO Ul IHU
ti i.jK'cron intoix tn any precinct,
i ital;ih tit i (i-olcst In ujulnr
t 'ii can necui a jaloon fioni bu
'" i. .iri'd lj) their midst and their
li um Ik abfi.lut' 'y mulidatory upon
ili' Itoatd. hea tl.o renewal of tho
ii. hp ccniCK mi for coiiBlderatlon.
t I. ilif nintmlty of tho registered
otPri In n precinct protr-Bt (lint Coun
ty I.lrciiHii Commission Is without ills
rrctlon for the law states that the
Hoard "shnll" refuio tho lclssintice
und no cvldonco of Improper conduct
of tho place Is roqulrcd.
"The fuct that a majority of tho
Tcrrltorlan Senator from Kauai
ani niamger Mnkco Sugar Co.
"Kuilill i i.ll'Kllnl with I tl.-. nlalln.
Vv.i.l .ii t.y oplnmu th le Is n,,"-'glteied voters in tho precinct do
iin.oii iii i rhingo Tho admluistra
tlnn o! rho liw In In tho haud3 of tho
i cuplo iid ghen tho license boards
"I feel that tho great majority of
tho voters In tho county will uphold
the present law. It has proven work
nblo and efficient.
"If there Is n bcal sentiment favor
I'lgvlivohlh'tion In nny county of tho
ferrltorj" how would It bo possible
to obtain It 'with moro effectiveness
than un-ler tho operation of tho exlsl
i - l-ii '
not want tho Faloon U enough and Is
"An Illustration of this local option
rlniiKo Is presented In the caro of
Ishahara of Wulalua A majority of
the votei a in his precinct objected
and tho Board refused tho Japanese
I'cense. It wai mandatory to icfuso
"Tho closing of all saloons could
Im obtained under tho present law If
tho sentiment of tho community Is
favorable, Tho saloons on tho island
of Kauai havo been closed nnd "it can
bo dono lu other parts of tho Teirl-
, tory If tho peoplo want It "
FRED. L mm- JAS.LJ1EAN
"I remember thnt when there was
U'nttlTlM This Is PA fl.imnlfl nf thO. "Tl.n timanut llm.nr lm la llin lol ' 1.1 ril.ll.ltlnn .llrnnln.l nfrnlncl 111., 1 T n.
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Jroncoi-tlons In which thero was a that iinild possibly bo devised for wallans our company suffered severe-
i targe percentage of nlcohol from tho regulation of tha liquor traffic In ly through members of tho crovis fall-
other Bourco? and making n drink Hawaii In? to arpcar on sailing dnjs, liclng
, . v i t'oiltlvelv uilnous to too "It la snfor to leivo tho legulitlon1 fr In smuo blind pig, whera they
, lllc .j.,, mos( nf ,),0 opportunity,
, '.i. i lr.ico tho lunta put to tna with
. h of tho people. v
t di Inking ro'ild bo stopped,
.i . j . 'i (.t'i'tnil for the prohlbl
i ! Ii" 'ipiiiited. It can
Is an C3tnbll3licd f.act
I, n ixr it Hip thing Let the
i i .irt itlr m to Into the
i. i up llaw.illrns nnd tench
j nr tPiupi.tppp thnt Is
,. ,. ii pi, .'1 nipn will support.
"I'rohlbltlou means mote mlei
he offoctB of drinking poison
ii (oncoctloua h the llawallans.
"Prohibition is nlnst- tha beat ,
Intorests of the peoplo and the coun
try "Tho solo of Impure liquor Is a
matter of administration and can be
commission Is appointed by the (Inv "Prohibition is n mlstuko for thin
crnor end no man o uthls cnmrnls- country and will hurt our prosperity i regulated by the representative mon
sion can do in any way oven re- Tho picsent llauor law Is a good ono,( who co:.etltute the liquor license
motely, connected with tho sale or anl Is entitle I to tho support of the i commissions. That this can bo left
manufacture of liquor. people I.et them havo higher license n their hands with safety Is un-
"If thero was suih a sentiment, ns f they want It. lu my opinion, pro-; doubted."
there Is said to bo, throughout tho i hlbltlon Is wrong. .
community r-nlnst tho liquor traf-, ..Tmirlsta ,l0 r,ot wnnt t0 uo t,C(1
flc, Isn't It reiBonablo to supposo that n.n hy m,y slieh p!ccB of legislation !
this sentiment would affect tho mem- , proNb'tlnn law Thry won't
'bers of the commission? If It did romo an(, ,,,,., aU ,hcro ,g to u..
me memuern oi tno conimissiun on . . .
their own Initiative could refuso tho
granting of a llcenso In any place America's greatest enemy Is the
they saw fit. man who doesn't tnko enough Inter-
"Exccsslvo ttso of Intoxicants Is est In public affairs to go out nnd
bad for any people but prohibition as, h ,
preached by tho prohibitionists herei '
would not be of any benefit to any of1'0 nSa'n8' Inhibition and its
tho peoplo In tho Tcrtitory." threat of a labor crisis.
' belloto that tha passing flf a
ni-oblbton law would havo a most
decided effect on tho plantation Tho
Japanese laborer wants his beer, his
sako or his wine and he U not going
to get along without It. If ho Is pre
vented from getting It, a gcnoral dls
x-itlffacllmi nmopg the. plantation la
borers Is bound to follow,"
L. TENNEY PEC
"Tho rank nnd lite ot men who
I'tlmlttcdly practice clean living I'll
dulgo moro or loss In alcoholic, bever
ages. "It has been said to me that tho
whlto men of Honolulu rrttld nCford
to tolerate. Kedercl prohibition of the
liquor traffic In Hawaii, iih the white
man could still Import It for bin own
use In his own lioiiho.
"I'ermnally I do not IipIIpvo In do
nying nny right or prlvlle-jo In elect
to ono class of tho peoplo, whllu per
mitting It to another, for tl.l.i "would
bo tho practical result of such lcgls
"A law which mado It prnctlcilly
Impossllilo for tho poor Tnan to pro
curo n commodity which tho well to
do could readily secure, would bo n
practical ilonlul of equal rights,"
j. o. mm
"Prohibition iloos not slop the sale
"Tbo liquor business should lu reg
ulated well, but prohibition In not
"A prohibition ldw would turn ninny
houses Into liquor dispensaries,"
"Wo tan tnke care of ourselves
proporl under llcenso."
GEN. EDW. DAVIS
Tormcrly In command at Camp ,Io
Klnley, Diamond Head.
'"When In military command here,
tho closing of tho canteen produced
enlpo shops In tho bushes nrpund
Diamond Head nnd a great amount
of ilrunkiiuuhn reunited.
"A prohibitory law In tho Islands
would Im follow ii) by n greatly In
(ro.iucil nulnliPr of Rwlpo- shops, as
there nro ri'italn men who will havo
liquor under any plrciimstnnccs.
"Under tho 'present law. If proper
ly uilforcnd, discipline would bo bet
tnr maintained tljan under a prohib
A. V. TAVARES
"About two blmdrcd families plantj
grnpu lines nnd furnluli this companj
vltli grapes. Should prohibition
pass, two hundred farmers will bu.
mined jind forced to go to tho plan
tations for a tiling.
"Tlioiin peoplo pitrehnrcd their lit
tic farms nnd built their homos, on
thorn on tho strength of the law ex
empting grapo lands from taxation;
1 ut nil their hard earnings Into thu
ImslnebH to bo now ruined by prohibition."
membcis of tlm crows In bad' condl
tlon This hnndlcnp Is not met with
now Tho sailor knowa that ho can
get what ho wants and tlie result Is
that ho thinks jno loratejy."
ALFRED L. CASTLE
of tho liquor business In the hands
of such men as now cunstltuto tho
Hoard of License Commissioners "The existing liquor law Is entitled
than to turn It over Into tho hands of to support and Is to bo piefcrrod to
Mr. Woolley. , tho enactment of n piohlbltlon stnt-
"I bcllevo that tho existing law Is ulo hy the I.cgisinturo of tho Torrl
entitled to support nnd Is to 'bo pro- tory.
ferrcd to tho enactment of a proh- Tho present should not bo cast
bltlon statute by tbo Legislature." , aside for a prohibition law,
.fc w -"1.
t I. J
YOU know I am jiot a teetotaler and
not a prohibitionist, and I certainly
want no laws which work along race
lines. The day for that in Hawaii is pau.
Letter to JohnC. Lane
I In frfci iutum