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EVENING B0LLIJT1N, HON'OIULU. t 1? . SATURDAY, JULY id, 110
I I Ml II l
(Continued from Page 17.)
Iiut failure will Lo the result III the
1 nm not going to bo footfall ensiigh
to try to mlnlmlrn 1 1 1 uvIM hmiiuht
on by llio mlsiuo of Intoxicating
drinks, but what strikes mo In thn
paper ami pamphlets clrrulnlol In ml
oracy nf prohibition Is the exagger
ated nuil unfair gtatcui"UlH maito.
Sentoirjuces ate printed with some
famous mail's nanio nt the end of It
.without nnv refereuco to whore the
quotation may lip fouiul.
It Is iiBserH'.l over unit bvor nKitu
that alcohol Is always n imUnn. Wll
bur O. Atwaler. professor of chciuls
try at Wosleynn University, In an nr
tlele In the Century mime yearn ago.
proving; that In civt.-iln qn.inlltUM
wua a food, nalil tha the text hooka
used In schools to udvi.cale total ah
rtlnvncn contain statements which,
when joung men bo to college, they
find fnlte, anil reallzliiK that thty
hnve been taiiRlit untruths, n bad ef
fect ensues. Personally I urn old fash
ioned enouKh to believe that our
messed Lord would not Institute thu
blessed sacrament, using as ouu of the
species it poison. And I agree with
Dr. Lyman Abbott that anyone woh
tries to make out that It was not wine
but &rnie Juice which he used Is ex
ceedingly foolish. 1 say this In view
.of many attacks on the use of wine
HT the holy communion and the u(
tempt I one State nt leas, to irohlblt
Its use. Again I do not forget the fact
that I nalino.-tt every race koine drink,
which taken In excess will intoxicate,
is made and used, and what Is practi
cally universal can not bo coiisldefo.l
ns having no other properties lliaii
There nrpcnmiRh-argnmcnts dgiilnpt
Intemperance without Bintehiohts
which do harfm. When young people
find they lunit been misled thty tirti
apt to go to tho other exlrcmc.
In a circular Issued and Ac lit broad
cast, comparisons are made between
conditions In license and prohibition
towns. One comparison wna Itrjithllid
and San Ilernardlno In southern Cali
fornia. What Is tho tiullit Itcdlunds
Is n remarkable community of well to
do people largely from the Kast. San
Ilernardlno Is u railroad town In which
there nro machine shops and so on.
It Is on the main Hue of railroad uud
Is the. Iltst town of Importance In Callt
fornln which tramps reach, TIioeu
are only mentioned as Humph? of un
Yc.-rs ago, ss I was traveling
through Kansas, I r:ad In a paper
that Governor St. John vehementfy
dcnild that prohibition was a (allure
In Kantas. That tame day, on the
station at Wichita, I saw more beer
barrels and eases of liquor from Kan
sas City than I have ever seen in, a.
station before except once at Durton
.,My personal experience in many
places is that not only does prohibl
tlon not prohibit but that its effect
are In many ways bad on society.
It Is paid Hint drink U killing off
the Ilnwallans. Acknowledging as I
do the evil of drlng among the Ha
vidians. I bellove that tho raco has
lieen kllltd off In far greater degree
by sexual excesses, Irregularities and
consequent dlsenses brought hero by
white men and spread by lascivious
'practices, than by drink. In this
opinion I am borno nut by the testi
mony of niany of the sons or mission
aries and by Intelligent Hawallans.
And yet oihi would scarcely advocate
us a remedy for this lnmeutable con
ditions the prohibition of nil sexual
relationship. It Is a fact that the
period of most rapid decrease of the
Hawallans wan In tho days when pro
hibition was In force.
.Again as to exaggeration, I met u
man recently who said: "Do you
know that ninety per cent, of Insanity
Is' duo to drink and olghty-llvo por
rent, of crime, Is duo to tho name
cnuso?" I said I did not know It and
did not believe It and asked for his
authority which ho could not give.
I spoko of lasclvlousncss being thu
causo of suffering, sorrow and disease.
Ho- said, "Drink causes lasclvlous
ncss." I refcrrod him to tho Turks
and other orientals whoso religion
prohibits drinking, yet they are known
lis lascivious, The fact Is if we could
abolish drink wo should not abolish
lascivious practices with the attend
ant dtsenBes, Jealousies and crime.
Professor Munstcrberg, tho great
psychologist, says that these would
inrrdasii If prohibition was enacted
and enforced. We should not, If wo
h'a'il prohibition, abolish greed, cov
rtcousness, theft, envy, hatted, ma
llco and the long list of Bins.
nut says ono, condltlonr would bo
Improved. To Improve conditions nt
tho prlco of liberty Is nover worth
while, A great Englishman said In
this connection that ho would rather
sco England froo than sober. 1 say
thn same of Hawaii.
Onco more, When I was quite young
I wai taught by n learned man to
"verity quotations." Figures nro giv
en by projilbltlou advocates which are
ridiculous. -.! know, as well as any
one, tho awful amount of tin nnd suf
fering duo to drink, but grous exagger
ation hurts n cause.
hNow to tho point, Tho great ma
jority In this Territory bollovo that
Ithoiprdliiary.'Baloon Is detrimental to
Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of
intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it
attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and in making crimes -out of
imngs mat are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very prin
ciples on which our government was founded. I have always been found labor
ing to protect the weaker classes from the stronger, and I can never give my
consent to such a law as you propose to enact. tJntil my tongue sfiall be
silenced in death I will continue to fight for the rights of men.
iAr":, 7 belevo this
nno l?w n, 2r,Bk
of ?Ih.!?. wl? i . ; l,ey8e?" SoT
I wLm?, , , ..r ,rol,,lbulon '"
l!,i i ? tho only way to
dtai with the question of saloons. ,
I Iwllovn that It would make mat.'
terB woise, all things coiulderoil.
Jinny of thoto who voted for prohl-
bltlon would soon begin to seek nieth-
oils by which they could got drink-.,
it would loud as It has load ovory-
whore to all sorts of devices to evade '
tho law, making men sneaks and de-
eclvers und lawbroakcrs and I porvon-
ally look upon n Biieak and n liar as
worse than a man who gives way to
drink. I would rather huvo u man go
tnt, n rfi.iii.,1,,.1 uni n,., .
Into a regulated saloon than to n
blind pig or a swlpo shop, Prohlbl
tlon would load to espionage of ,ho'
worst kind. It would lead to Inter
minable trial by Juries which would
not convict. People here would got
sick of the law as they liavo dono
uearly everywhere after a short trial.
I believe that au honest, Intelligent,
fearless enforcement of the law which
wo have, will bring far better rosults
to tho people of this Territory than
It Is said that federal prohibition
would .prohibit. I presume It would
liitM'gw... .Mt&jNMiA. - Jlfays
come nearly tlolng so hut when men
'W .",a, ' rpcaH ",0 !'cc";"'
nRal,,Rt Kln GooiM In the Declare.-
,lon of Jndrpendenco when they nc
cused hlni of "suspending our own
legislature nnd declaring themselves
Invostod Willi power to loi;lslnto for
lm m "" cas''s whatsoever." And yet
n,en descendants or those who fought
for Independence, nro willing to ro-
Hnqulsh their position ns fico men.
i lm lo)d on M,eiie, ,lhntu
,h.t Mr Wooll.i; uv thnt ZB it
th. m '.. fai her. ui, .... h.I
with vvork fo!-umahi h! him? nV,
Uu,i.. ...... .l 1 ". . .. ..' p T.-
bv tho next ,onn.. -,,,.',,,
,,.", C0E,d" . , ur i h'
menis i consicer a menace to our lib-
ertles. It means this: "If tho people
"f lln?? l l"!" V'
we prohlbltlonlcts will rjet to work to
have your renlstered will reverted bv
connress." ' reverted by
It Is Bald that I nm In favor of tho
aotheubiirg system. I have not stud-
lod that subject ns I hope to do, butt
mere nro prominent men In this Tor-
rltory who belevo that a Hystem nfjtimi In It oxlsts. Wo can not Ignore than any attempt to override porson
this kind would work hero. Such n conditions oxlstlng In liuinun natures nl liberty nnd to enforco laws which
plim could bo mado to nbollsh tho If wo do wo fnll I ntho ond, Tho fault especially among n cosmonollinn pop.
snloo naltogether and roeponslblo of.'of l'lirllnn leglslathm lias nlwnys been illation nro Imprnctlcnblo nnd harm-
nucio ujiiuiiiien 11 um iiuvt-ruur
could nmliu tho law effoctlvo.
Conditions have certainly Improved
"' !, year and n half all over
tho Inlands, and tho excellent law we
liavo can bo mado to remedy evils
Mill exlst'iur. England Is constantly:
ledticlns lib drink bill, Iho decrease1
Iat year being $25,000,000. This Is
brought about by regulation and edit-
Mr. Woolley otated In the East, and
ho Itaj etated 'here, that practlealy all
ths churehD In Hawaii are for pro-
hlbitlci." What are the facts? Mr.'
Woolley evidently counts the churches
""der the Hawaiian Eoard as all tnero
are In ths Islands. The n.umber of
r.umbert accorded to them In Thrum's
Anua. 11. ' 7.189. The samo au-
4i,,, , ,u. c i-..u.u.
'""' U'i- me fiwii..t i.miiiuiii,
churches as having 35,000 members.
Th. ftoman Catholic Bishop ha. an
, .. ,. . . ..
,u"""-cu nimssn as oppajca 10 pro-,
MbWen and we pre,ume ,hat the
!". w nwinmu w.iuvi ,1,111 uyitg mtn
W'b it wo wnnt In this contest Is not
sentiment but fuels, not theory but
hlstoiy. ami n regard for liuiuiin mi-
inui it uas not Bumcientiy considered i
human nature, . Such oxpcrlmonts.-
mado again nnd again have always
failed. Legislation should not ho has-
ed on Mslonu but on conditions. I
bollovo that education, economic con.
.Utlons, human progress and public
opinion will continue to do what It
hus dono, innlto drunkenness morn
and more n shamo and a disgrace.
No ono who knowa history but Is
aware of tho tremendous progress In
thin direction In the past hundred
Wo khould In all posslblo ways reg-
ulato tho sale of Intoxicating Urlnk,
Wo nhould mnko It ilintcnlt U tho
Irresponsible men to 'got it. We
should rofuso a license to sell to an
alien, (this can bo dono I nm told by
i..i ..... '
.L-HUI uillllilll; lull III IIIUU wall IITO
not of good character. Wo should
punish by forfeiture of llccnso those
.... ... . ., ........... .
nuu ucu in uie onuiKaru and punisii
tll0 m,,tr g,11y )f cr,mo W(
niiuun. uuuiiail 1IIU BUIUUU UIUI UlllUrUU
tho law, ns w0 luivo It, und seek to
Improve It tin Gothenburg lines. This
courso will ho fur better for tho Inter
of tho people of those Island
mi. I nm thereforo by honest con-lor
vlctlon for th claw as It stands and anf
' I' HM4UI v
vigorous enforcement of Its provis
ions, believing that tho cause of tem
perance, liberty and Justice will bo
best sorved by this course.
I regret that I am compelled to tako
a position which Is contrary to that
held ,by Borne of my best frlonds. It
Is needless to say that I shall bo In
fnvor of the full enforcement of any
measiiro which becomes law,
HKNIIV 11. HESTA1UCK.
(Continued from Page, 17)
violated had bost'iiot bo"viaife,"'for,ln
cossu'iit 'violation 'draws' dovtTi"'Upon
DISHOP 8ATTERLEE says:
"Prohibition has been tried In
iithor places, and It has been found
wanting, In Maine, which is pointed
nut as the first placo whore prohibit.
ojy laws wero enacted, prohibition Is
BISHOP DOANH, of New York, says:
"No such law can bo JnmM that
will not create n popular oto.tsmcnt
by Its alleged Interferenco with Indi
vidual liberty, and tto unfair discrim
ination of privilege t. ..-pen chc:os,
or- will be, used, as It r ' ""i .. for
many years, m q Dir.; .f - t6:tnr
money' uy, cuy ohlo .., r.w V''
df'.the .law.o, purchusiv-i-i. "
BISHOP NEELY, c( i.lalne, sait
'"iho clubs are fc.i...-lZ cotyrlc.'i of
young nun who calf themslvoJ clubs
ami get together and have, their bot
tles In.lholr closcU. I nm suro (heso
clubs have a very bad effect, in, that
young men who nover drank .at all
previously have dono so In tho sec
recy of tho club, as they call It; they
would not be, seen to drink over u
bar, but they do It In the club room."
ARCHBISHOP ME88MER says!
"I do not bfllovo that wo can. re
form men by,,aw. Prohibition, nc
cordlng to many observers, actually
brings more liquor than the open rale
of Intoxicants under tho proper police
BISHOP LJNES, of Newark, N. J
"Prohibition would lend to the
formation ot clubs which could not
be controlled, and which would be
more dcmorallilmj'than saloons."
BISHOP JOHNSTON of Texas, says:
"I would be tho last to curtail or
Infringe upon the rlghtB of the men
engaged In the liquor trnfflc. for I
bellove that they have as much right,
under the low to pell liquor as. I have
BI8HOP GRAFTON, of Wisconsin,
"I cannot ngrco with those whn
think that the taking, nf wines, etc.,
In moderation Is wrong, because tho
process f fermentntlon Is one of
Clod's creative nets, and the Dlvlno
Master of the Christian religion
turned water Into wine."
BiaHOP.HOFRMAN, 9' Philadelphia,
"You cannot legislate peoplo Into
being good, and prohibition does not
nccompllsli Its desired end after .all,
as witnessed In Iho State of Maine,
which- Is .anything but a closed Stale
toccpt In namo."
BISHOP HALL, of Virmont,. says;
"Prohibition. drives underground I ho
mischief which It seeks to cure, mak
ing It more, difficult to deal with tho
evil and Impossible to regulate tho
trado, as, for instance. In tho qualify
of liquor rold."
BISHOP WHTTAKER, says:
"The tryo, .meaning of .the word
teinitoranov .hns become dwarfed' and
nnriowed from Christian nelfrnntrol
to that of total nlixtliieuce-frnn! Intox
icating llquora.", ,. , . i
BISHOP . GAILOR, of. Tennessee,
"Such a drastic law ns prohibition,
Imposing a special theory of morals
upon a community, mual become n
provocation of deception and lying
and disrespect for law, which aro
worse than intemperance. Intemper
ate legislation Is as bail ns the In
temperate use of food and drink."
BISHOP FOX of Green
"I do not think there aro five bish
ops In, tho country, who aro In favor
BISHOP CLARK,!, of, ..Rhode Island,
"Prohibition has been disastrous In'
tho cause of tempprnuco."
BSHOP 8P.A,LDflG, of .pearls, III.,
".There Is ,o law,,pf human naturo
that oxceaslvo pressure brought to
boor on' any spoclaf form of moral
evil rosultH In other oylls; and now'
when various lulluencos are dlpilnlsh
Ing Intemperance In America, thero
seeniB to be no sufficient reason for
calling upon tho state to prohibit tho
manufacture and sale of ulcoholto
BI8HOP PERRY, of Iowa, says:
"Thero Is Just a much drunkenness
under tho prohibitory laws (In Iowa)
as thero ever was before, 1'roblliltlou
does not prohibit, I have lived In
flvo states where It failed utterly, Tho
drug stores becamo the saloons. Kaur
thousand druggists In Iowa took out
government licenses, to sell whiskey,
and It Is to be ((opposed that they
would not pay $25 for tho prlvllogo
unless thoy really meant to sell whis
key." BI8HOP CHAS. D. WILLIAMS says!
"I do not, believe absolute prohibi
BISHOP. BROWN,, of Arkansas, says:
'.'Speaking generally I ha," also this ,
objection to prohibitory movements
Ju.-tho JuterostB of any form ot right
eousness, that. It Is an attempt to
build upon the sand and a resort to
tho evil of tyranny that Rood may bo
accomplished. I am profoundly con
vlnced that tho superstructure which
prohibitionists nro Booking to erect
will not stand."
"i.ii'i'iti . .
BISHOP DONOHUE, of West Vlr
"I most earnestly protest against
threatened prohibition legislation."
Astronomers, like potl'.lelitn.i, in-ed
to !o equipped vrllh u ol-ol'i i-s-plunatlon
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