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No. 14, Honolulu, H. I. Thursday, May 16, 1895. 5 Ots.
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What the " Reef" Looks
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, " . Like.
Romirif sconces of a , 'Quest."
. Tho next matter to bo mentioned
is. tho food. Boforo
entering upon a. description of
tho prison fnro, I think it pro
per to dwell a littlo on tho lack
of spitituql food, which 1 encountered
while under tho care
of our most Christian government.
It is awfully painful to
me to bo obliged to mako a
statement which apnarontlv
places our authorities in a
'heathen" and "barbaric" light.
The truth, . however, must be
told. For seven weeks we
prisoners were left
witlioiit spiritual comfort, and
seven Sundays went by, -with
out any church service being
held, and without tho slightest
attempt to keep tho sabbath
sacred. Among us were men
of many different religions and
denominations, but to none was
tho opportunity given to worship
according to his creed.
Tho Salvation Army asked
permission' to hold service but
it was refused. Tho Sunday-
school teachers and regular
preachers at tho jail either
staid away or wore kept away.
That a government which Ins
used "Christianity" versus
"heathenism" as a point in
favor of itsrecent actionsshould
treat us so cruolly and refuso us
th,e offices .of ordained ministers
is highly surprising and
highly inconsistent with the
principles of the members of tho
.administration in their' private
life. What I suffered 'on this
account can better, bo imagined
t But lot .us' return; to our
mutton or rather , beef steak.
Tho food served in tho Prison
is not very bad. It is something
like ordinary ship's faro.
That is, what I and my "class"
received. Tho natives and tho
prisoners of war generally lived
for over a week on hard bread
and tea served twice a- day.
The manner in which the food
is sarved to tho unfortunates
who have to eat in thoir colls
would do credit to thb "wait-el's"
in a zoological garden.
Tho turnkey unlocks tho door
ix,tho coll while a regular prisoner
arranges tho food to bo
delivered to the inmate. Tho
dooris then opened afewinchos,
tho food is shoved in without
any regard, to whero it lands
and the' door is banged to with
an alacrity that seems to indicate
a ' fear that the caged
"tigers" might break Ipso and
oatvtho. well fattened turnkey,
existed for days on crackors
and well thovmiehtaftorhavinec
nd pts" !of alleged' Wo
gotboofstoak for broalcfast and
sp&nJa la'Teauland more beefsteak
for dinner a.nd crackprs
and f;ea for .supper;, .Saniqtimes
'tlo: food- waVtJuuvo1 decent and
Well cooked. It doponded on
what jailbird was detailed to
I work in tho kitchen.
Wo had a pretty good cook
in the beginning of my stay.
tlis time expired unfortunately
and wo woro unable to induce
him to' commit somo fresh of
fence upon being roloased and
come back to serva .us. I am
inclined to suspect that ho
mustjmve used somo of Jailor
Law's , stores of spices .and
Worcestshire sauco because' his
soup was really respectable at
onoitime, His successor evidently
didn't know where to find
tho sauco and wo drifted back;
again to thb "dish watot" 'style.
Wo took our meals, in tho. yard,
under tlio sheds which I have
formerly described. . It' is nbt
pleasant to eat in tho cages. I
had breakfast there one morning,
and I didn't like it at all.
Tho fact is that I am in the,
peculiar habit of taking a bath
or at least an ablution in the
morning before eating; Such
sybaritism can of course not,
be appreciated by; tho prison
authorities who made, us eat ,in
our cage without having made
our toilet and without having,
had the room cleaned and the
bucket- .ugh, thero goes"
that bucket again. I had to
bo practical though and I was
hungry. Not being partial
to tho alleged tea, I washed
mysof as well as. I, could in
tho aforesaid concoction aud
then devoured the steak and
potato served on a' tin plate.
Knives and forks' are contriv
ances -used by tho ancients.
Modern jails do not sport such
luxuries.. What .aro tho fingers
good for anyhow,? . After
a while Low succeeded in persuading
tho government to run
tho risk of being chai'ged with
extrayaganco and a couple of
.dozen forks and knives were
bought. ' Of course there was
not enough of , them to go
"around," but then , the game
of borrowing is not new to any
of us. "
l.must here .aeain remind
the reader that wo wcra -not
convicts or under 'punishment,
but that wp'woro sipply. "suspects"
and not even charged
with any 'offense. Show mo
one placo in the world wherp
gpntlomen ai'e treated under
similar circumstances, in tho
manner that wo were, by the
"gentlemen" who run tho republic
It. is generally claimed that-solitary
confinement, is a very'
sovore punishment and vory
trying to the culprit undergoing
it. I say, it doponds on
who your; coll mate is. I, was
vory fortunate myself in regard
to( partners, but I am sure that
1 would have pro'forre'd solitary
confinement in several instances
rather than being
"doubled up" with certain individuals.
One of our number
ovidontly took tho sanio viow
and ho told nio one day that
ho was bound to get into the'
hospital so as to got out of tho
cell and away from his mate,
Ho is as Btrong as an ox, and I
pointed out to him that it
would be a hard job for him to
bo pronounced suffering from
consumption, typhoid fovor,
gout or somo other horrid
disease". Ho winked a.t mo
with a knowing smile aiuKold
mo that o intended to sprain J
or fracture an arm or a leg. I
hardly thought that ho would
adopt such a heroic a measure,
but a few mornings after, when
I came out from the hath
house. I hoard a terrible crash.
A figure in a dressing gown
was rolling down the stairs,
and a few minutes after, assisted
to tho 'hospital, holding 6n
to his right arm in a most painful
manner. A privato physician
was remarkably enough
within ready call and immediately
appoarcd on i;he scen'e,
and attended to tho injured
man, who, since that day, en
joyed a specially good room,1 a
nbt incpnveniont bandage, ' a
daily visit from the doctor, a
prescription for claret to
strengthen him and I resundd,
a very nice doctor's bill whn
ho,gpt'out of jail. I am pleaded
to state that his arm his
fully, recovered and that liis
voluntary ''solitary" confinement
has agreed better with
him that his involuntary
"doubling up" ever would.
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