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THE HONOLULU I - REPUBLICAN.
" Js yOLUME I, XO. 146. HONOLULU, H. T. TVEDNTESDAY; NOVEMBER 28, 1900. PxHCEITYE CE5TS
"I II I LEPER!"
S1ID THE STRANGER
A Gruesome Outcast
Came On the
HEALTH OFFICERS TO DEPORT KIM
v 'ADMITS THAT SAN FRANCISCO
BOARD OF HEALTH CONSENT
ED TO HIS COMING.
George Pratt Who Contracted The
c Scourge Forty Years Ago Inter-
viewed by The Republican Says
He Has a Remedy to Introduce.
A leper came to town yesterday,
lies did it very quietly and did not say
much but somehow his coming in as
' he did created an immense luror of'
excitement even In this land where
lepers arc 60 numerous 'as id have a
large settlement set aside for their :-"pedal
use and occupation.
George Pratt is the name of the man
who walks in the living death. He
from San 'Francisco on the
steamfhip China, and none - of the
crew or iassengers. not even Dr.
Beach, the ship's surgeon, had the remotest
buspicion of what manner; cf
man tills was that confronted
day on the long journey and w ho
porhnps conversed wiin many of them
at divers time.
A reporter of The Republican
the leper and got the inkling
of a probably well-laid conspiracy and,
plot of the San Francisco ttoard of
Health to send the- man here and force
him upon this territory because it already
supports an organized asylum
for these unfortunate human beings.
"Will you please state if the San
Francisco Board of Health sent yoa
here?" asked the reporter. -
"I told Dr. O'Brien, the health officer,
that I was coming and he was
willing," said the leper.
Did Officials Send Him?
"Did the other members of- the
Board know you were coming and
wero they willing for you to come?"
was the next quustibn.
"Yes, they knew it and were willing
for me to come," answered the unfortunate
man conposcdly. He expresses
surprise that he should not be received
with open arms, to speak figuratively,
and that ho should not be allowed
to go and come at his leisure
for he says his leprosy is of the non
contagious kind and that he has never
been deprived of his liberty before.
Pratt related that he had suffered
with leprosy from childhood. He 's
n native of Louisiana and his motln'r
before him suffered and died of the
dread scourge. He does not know
where or how she contracted it, but
he showed symptoms of its ravages lit
the tender age of two yenrs. He grew
to manhood and learned n trade, tint
of stationary engineer and has lived
40 years, since manhood by his earnings
and from his familiar grasp of th"
world's sayings It is plain enough that
he knows a little about this sphere-n
which he and others reside. About
two years since he turned up in San
.Francisco and of his life there he says
little. At first in fact it is reported
that he claimed to be direct from Njw
Orleans, but he was unable to carry
out that pretention long for the suspicions
of the local authorities in
stantly fell upon the San Franclseo
Board of Health which has endeavored
in the past to make some arrangement
or other by which its lepers
might be sent lrere. This is the first
time that the thing has gone 50 far as
to scud a leper and the local health
officials condemn the move ns being
far beyond effrontery and audacity
and bordering close upon premeditated
crimluallty of a kind a little worse
than murder. The charge is made
openly over the heads af tho passe 1
gers of the steamship, who
and unknowingly wero thrown into
tho company of a man suffering with
the ancient discaso of leprosy.
Why the Leper Came Here.
Pratt, tho leper, said that he came
hero to introduce and try out a cure
for leprosy which ho thinks he has
discovered and ho says if he is not
to go to the Jlolokai settlement
and tesf his cure he will meet wlta
-the disappointment of his life. Asked
about the components of his remedy
Pratt only would say that it Is a powder
and that It is a secret which he
will eot divulge.
There, was a move to double back
in tho questioning of Pratt for the
wpurposo of testing his veracity about
the action of the San Francisco Board
of Health. A gentleman who is well
acquainted with the health officer of
that city was called In and in his
- cBce Pratt described the personal appearance
of Dr. O'Brien. Pratt said
O'Brien Is a tall, thin man and some-
; times he wears quite a full beard an'l
other times he does not. He knoKS
- O'Brien well. Qas undoubtedly kaoua
him for a year or two. and it goes
-without saying, that Pratt was able to
satisfy his questioner that there Is no
mistaking at least his a'cqualat&ace
with the San Francisco official who
feo admits Is fully responsible for-his
The first man In Honolulu to learn,
of there being a lejmc in town-was
George W. Smith .of Beasoa, Smith &
Co, Druggists, and a member of the
Board of Health. While going about
the doll routine of his mercantile life
yesterday morning a man linping both
fccL several fingers missing and" a
rather sad yet hopeful face bearim;
the marks of abont forty summers?
with a sandy grey mustache and a
southern countenance walked Into the
drug store. He said he wanted to see
Mr. Smith and being told that he was
addressing that gentleman he said he
wanted to see him privately. Mr.
Smith was a ..itle suspicious and said
no privacy was needed.
"I am a Leper," He Said.
'l am a leper" said the visitor wit 1
out farther parley.
Mr. "Smith was not surprised, he was
simply thunderstruck, over-awed, tak
en by storm. He could not believe hi3
cars nor his eyes, that that quiet man
before him was one of the creatures
who move in a living death.
The visitor went on to explain by
saying that he understood that Mr.
Smith was the health officer and that
he had a remedy that he wished to in
troducc at Molokai and that he wou
Ilk. to become an inmate of that asy
luin. Of course he letrayed the belief
that he could go and come at wil
but when informed that he must go to
Molokai for life if at all, Pratt, with
the despised disoase. showed some
concern. In the course of his talk,
however, he spoke of the matter phi
' vcphiqally and said he would De
willing to go tlnre and take chances.
Mr, Smith immediately notified Dr.
Pratt, the executive officer of the
Hoard of Health, and a special meeting
of the Board was called for 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and the
leper was taken into .custody by the
police. Present at the meeting wore
'Jr Smun, Dr. Pratt, Dr. Cooper. E. Z.
Winston, Attorney General Dole, Dr.
Carmichael. of the United States Quarantine
Station, Dr. Ainasse, Dr. Beach,
of the steamship China and C. B. Reynolds,
superintendent of the leper
Mr. Smith, who was president pro
tempore of the Board, told of the
like that of Caesar's ghost r.t
the cam) of Brutus. He said that ho
asked the leper how he happened to
select this place for a place to go and
gift no reply. Mr. Reynolds related
that he had a statement from Pratt
that he came here with the ful
of Drs. O'Brien, Montgomery and
Murphy of the San Francisco Board of
Health, ivho in fact told him to come.
To Be Deported.
Mr. Dole aaid it was the duty of the
Board to oppose by every legitimate
means the importation of lepers in
"I think perhaps," said Mr. Dole,
"from what conversation I had with
himhe. will go back of his own accord.
If ho goes on the China or any other
ship I will see the treasurer about the
expense. If that plan fails we will
have to do the best we can. He came
here through a failure of our law and
I think Uncle Sam has shown us all
the courtesy to be expected and I do
not think there is any disposition f
tho United States authorities to
Dr. Beach said he saw Pratt on tho
ship only to recognize his face and
not as a sick man.
Dr. Carmichael said the man- can be
hold at the Quarantine station pending
Dr. Cooper suggested that the leper
be -taken to the Kalihl receiving station,
and Dr. Carmichael added that
an. expert should examine his case.
He said Kalihi was the place for that
and afterwards he could be held at tho
Quarantine station until deported.
Upon a motion of Dr. Cooper the cade
was referred to Dr. Walter Hoffman,
tho bacteriologist, for examination
with the assistance of members of tho
-.George Pratt, tho leper, sat across
the hall during the meeting, in the office
of the superintendent of the leper
settlement He put in the time arranging
his toilet after having been
stripped to show the physicians the
ravages of the disease upon his person.
His feet especially were pitiable
sights. His shoes are almost flat his
toes having dropped off as the pest of
his life has eaten its way. Dr. Pratt,
the executive officer, came out and
told Pratt the leper, of the decision
of thc'Board to try for his deportation,
but he stoutly persisted that he -Granted
to remain even with the iron clad
rule that he must remain for life. A
bag of clothing and a few packages of
the leprosy remedy were Pratt's only
PUBLIC MOONLIGHT CONCERT.
The band will play at 7:30 this even-ins
at Thomas Square. The program
March Hawaii Kuokoa Berger
Overture Ziunpa Herold
Selection Bohemian Girl Balfe
(a) Oiwl Nani, (U Pua Alanl,
Miss I. Keliiaa.
(cT Waimapuna, (d) Ahea Oe,
Ulrs. X. Alepai.
Medley Popular Air Dalbey
Waltz Lcl Ilima ..Fetraa
Hawaiian SonRs.Malanai Anu. Aloha
Oe. . Ulluofealanl
The Misses Keliiaa and AlepaL
March Maul i ,Ka or. Kapu
The Star Spangled Banner.
Aiteraer Y.lu Heashall, for th
Robert Grieve Publishing Cbapamy.
has filed an answer to the libel suit of
W. J. which a geaeral de
nial ot tke alkatioM is at lorta.
Would Promote Oahu
College on Broad
IMPERATIVE NEEDS POINTED OUT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES' AND
IN STRICT ACCORD
To Add Higher Courses And Provide
Buildings Making the Senas!
Equal to the Best Colleges in
President Smith of Oahu College
ha3 been at the head of the
in Honolulu for a period of but
three months. In that time he has
familiarized himself with local conditions
and has obtained a grasp upon
the situation that stamps him a clever
executive. He comes from Chicago, a
place where nothing is done by halves.
He bears a degree from the Chicago
University; an institution that has
President Harper at its helm and
which turns out men of heroic moulri.
It makes college presidents to order.
President Smith has been an observer
since he came to Honolulu. He was
an observer while in the Chicago University.
The great coups of President
Harper as the executive head of the
iivest university in America did not
pass over the head of Smith, the stu
dent, unnoticed. He caught the idea.
The motives that animate his breast
afford him inspiration and his call to
Honolulu gives him the opportunity.
He will make Oahu a great college.
The Chicago idea and the California
idea will become the Honolulu idea.
The board of trustees will back up
the yoiig president in his aggressive
The boldness of President Smith is
apparent when he quietly announces
that he not only wants to erect an institution
that will afford ample educational
facilities for all the young men
and women ofthesc Islands but will.
build a college that will attract pat
rons from all parts of the mainland.
This feature of his plans is not ab
surd when it is remembered that thee
aro many colleges through the South
ern states that derive a large percent
age of their students from the nortn.
Climatic considerations lead many
northern young men and women to
southern colleges. It is not improbable
that a college course In Honolulu
would appeal quite strongly to a large
percentage of the romantic preps in
President Smith addressed tho
Alumni Association in Punahou ha'.o
last night He devoted a low minutes
to a talk on the internal workings of
the institution since the beginning of
tne year. When the term began. Pre.-Ident
Smith's first impressions of the
scholastic instincts of the students
was not of tho highest order. Thew
seemed to be a lack of earnestness
and, sincerity in the study room: a
predilection for football and none t f
those strong characteristics of love of
learning- for learning's sake, so noticeable
in Boston. In three months' timo
the atmosphere has wholly changed.
The students have been introduced .0
a board of control in athletics. They
were shy at first, but work togetnar
in harmony now. They are also putting
the same energy into their studies
and as a consequence, are averaging
high in their grades. There Is
now a splendid college spirit among
the students and the status of the
student body is gratl?i'a: l nil ihe
authorities. Intellectually, it i- impossible
to draw the race line among
the students. Some of the poorest students
are English and American arid
some of the brightest are Chinese,
Hawaiian, English or Portuguese.
In conjunction with the Board cf
Trustees, President Smith has- outlined
an elaborate policy of, progress
for the future. In his address he went
into the proposed plans in detail. He
believes that the time is ripe for the
creation of a college iif Honolulu with
regular advanced courses, making it
possible for the hoys and girls of the
islands to obtain a finished higher education
without going abroad.
To provide these facilities will be
the aim of the management of Oahu
College. To ehow that the young pei
pie here demand such facilities, a vote
was taken in chapel one day recentl.
To the question "Are you planning to
go to college?" Sixty-two voted ay
and nineteen nay. It was .then asked;
"If we equip this college with new
buildings and add a complete college
course, will you finish here or go
abroad?" Forty-one said they would
attend" here, while twenty-one said
they would prefer to go elsewhere. On
the. whole, the students prefer by a
large majority to take their college"
course here at home.
President- Smith made a strong; argument
favoring the improvement Of
the educational facilities on the Islands
until the Hawaiian-born yonng:
raaa or woman would have every
that could' be secured
abroad. "We eed a college and mu?t
hTe It" aaid the president "U we
do ot create it soe one else will."
' ofthe deflaite "plans he
said that the aHhcakhfaL"quarter8 in
wUca 'tlMfnwuikory pupifaf are
taught must be improved or th.it
branch of the institution must oe
closed. He said the public scjjvool
buildings are far superior to the preparatory
building; from a sanitary
standpoint Punahou Hall, he said,
was beautiful as an architectural design,
but a failure as a practical recitation
room. More room is absolutely
needed at once. Add to these imperative
demands the desirability of fostering
a full fledged college and e
have the basis-of the plans of the
board of trustees and the president
At the last meeting of the board it
was decided to engage an expert and
have him study the college grounds
and plan for a larger institution. This
plan or scheme for buildings must be
flexible enough to be added to from
time to time' without destroying the
symmetry and utility , of the whole.
The authorities desire to jilan so th.tt
whatever is done now may be a step
in a long program of improvement
that may not be carried out in its
within fifty or one hundred
years. But when tne &cneme is carried
to 'final completion, it is the intention
to have the group of buildings
which will then compose Oahu College
or ,who knows. The Hawaiian University,
from an artistic and harmonious
whole, a credit to the metropolis,
which Honolulu will then be, and a
monument to the generation that lived
here in A. D. 1900.
The five urgent present demanis
are for a new preparatory building, a
kindergarten building, a gymnasium,
a manual training school, a historical
building and a president's house.
Strong reasons were advanced by
President Smith why buildings for
each of these purposes should be planned
for at once.
DISOWNS THE CONTEST
Refuses to Father the Scheme of
to Oust Wilcox as Delegate
The republican territorial central
comrilittee has decided to publicly disown
the effort upon the part of A. B.
Loebenstein to contest the seat of
Robert W. Wilcox as delegate to Congress.
J. A. Kennedy, chairman of
the committee, has left for the coast
and during his absence those in charge
have issued for publication the following
"Headquarters of the Republican Territorial
Central Committee of Hawaii,
Rooms 1, 2 and 6, Elite building,
Honolulu, H. T., Nov. 27, 1900.
"James Gibb, Esq.,
"Dear Sir: Before leaving for the
Coast, Mr. Kennedy requested us to
acknowledge receipt of your favor of
the 15th inst. referring to the proposed
contest of the election of Robert
"We appreciate heartily the very
gceat activity displayed by you and
our party friends- in your precinct:
and we feel that your interest in tho
issue, which you now propose to raise,
shows a determined spirit, which will
surely win out at the next election.
We regard it as a forerunner of better
political results throughout the
Territory, when we line up for our.
"But, after mature deliberation, we
have decided to raise no question ps
to the regularity or legality of the
election of Mr. Wilcox; and we ao
advised Mr. Loebenstcfn,' when he
brought his matter before "us. Repub
lican sentiment here seems to be that,
having been fairly beaten our party
will strengthen itself by accepting the
result of the election and leaving to
the Legislature anu to Congress the
decision of all controversy affecting
the same, without any suggestion or
protest from us.
"(Sig.) T. McCANTS STEWART,
Chairman pro tem.
"E. R. HENDRY.
A FINE AGGREGATION.
The Members of the Legislature From
"Congress may not amend .the election
franchise in the organic act"
said M. F. Prosser, Esq.. who is over
here temporarily, "but if Kauai's legislative
delegation were sentto Washington
as an object lesson it would :i
done in quick order. I am quite sure
they will be the prize winners in Honolulu
next spring. Very few of them
can speak, much less read or write the
English language." From other sources
it is learned that the delegation,
with the exception of G. N. Wilcox,
who was elected by mistake, because
iis name Is Wilikokt and that went
without reference to politics. It is
quite likely though that they can see
a kanaka ?5Q.hHl as far away as any
New Plumbing Inspector.
Charles E. "Moore, the plumbing inspector,
newly appointed, has assumed
his duties. He desires householders
to require plumbers to present
their permits before allowing work f o
Mr. Winsten as President Pro Tem.
The hoard of health, yesterday elected
E. C. Wiartoa. president sro tem
the paifToll oTthe eapfciyes of the
departmeBt BaKett "was -granted
a'liceaseto practiceraa a
NOT IF DUO M
No Marks of Violence
Found on Skull
FNL PLAY TIEMT PUWHE
THOROUGH SEARCH REVEALS NO
EVIDENCE OF THE DEAD
Indications Are That Tha drHad
Lain in ,the Bushes Over Three
Months Coroner's Jury Sits Today.
There's another mysterious death
for Coroner Chillingworth to inquire
Children on their- way to school
made a grewsome find up the Nuuanu
road yesterday morning. It was the
skeleton of a man, dead some three
months or more, and lying about 100
yards off. the road In a clump of bushes
near the second turn in the road
above the Pali saloon. The man had
died with his boots on. ana his garments,
in the advanced stages of decay,
clung close to the lleshless bones.
The discovery was reported to L. M.
Moore, who in turn notified Attorney
General Dole. Mr. Dole placed the
matter in the hands of the police yesterday
Deputy Sheriff Chillingworth
a coroner's juror, after noon yesterday,
and went up to the spot to
view the remains. Tho jury consists
of C. H. W. Norton. Wm. Blaisdell.
.tm. Holt, Chas. Phillips, Horace
Crabbe. and Wm. Savidge.
On arriving at the place. Dr. Emerson
made a critical examination of the
remains. The skull and some of the
bones were brought to town by the
Circumstances are strongly indicative
of foul play. The dead man's
pockets were entirely empty. Not a
scrap of paper, piece of jewelry or a
cent of money being found about his
clothing. The remnants of clothing
snowed 'tuat lu had been well dressed.
His coat was a square cut sack,
the pattern being of good material.
The pantaloons were of good texture.
The shoes were of a stylish pattern
and his bat was a native one, made of
rocoanut material. It was encircled
with a puggaree. The shape of the
skull and lower jaw suggests that the
deceased was a Chinese or Japanese.
but his dress 'casts doubt upon this
theory. It is definitely settled in the
minds of the police that the dead man
was not a native. This view is sub-s
antiated by the fact that no native
has been reported missing. And it is
well known hat the native Hawaiians
ire always prompt to report any prolonged
absenre of relatives or friends.
While Dr. Emerson found no marks
of violence on the skull, bones or
clothing, the theory of murder has taken
hold of the men who are Investigat
ing the matter and every possible.
source of evidence will be exhausted
in the attempt to solve the mystery.
It must have been either murder or
suiciu.e and" the suicide theory is weak
in a number of spots. An inspection
of tne skull gives the impression that
the decease., must have been between
the ages of 40 and 55. Five front teeth
are missing from the upper jaw and
four from the lower. The remaining
teeth are in a very unsound condition
and one molar on the lower left side
had been extracted a number of years
before his death. The missing front
teeth left the decided appearance cf
having been knocked out by a blow
from a club.
The man's Identity is a puzzler to
both police and jury No one has been
reported missing during the last few
months and no clew pointing to possible
identification has been found.
The jury will convene again tomorrow
at 2 o'clock p. m. and take further
SOURTNER NECK) MAY
SOLVE LAM PHtLll
The negro may solve Hawaii's labor
problem. It seems to be "writ upon
the wall," if J. B. Collins is not mistaken.
He has been away since July
on a special labor mission. He confined
most of his attention to Mississippi
and is a staunch believer in
labor. He says:
"I am seriously handicapped by the
condition of the cotton and cane crops
which are at their highest stage from
the middle of September until January.
In this period the demand for
laborers is unusually heavy aad every
available negro is used to help gather
the crops. The wages are also much
higher there at this time than are offered
here, the laborers being paid
from f L25 to 12.50 a day. . During the
rest of the year wages drop, the men
getting from 53 to 10 a month and
rent free. Naturally under these conditions'
it was very difficult to induce
any of the laborers to leave their positions
when they had the opportaaity
of making big wage. The advantages
in getting the laborers from the district
where I laspected, would he
for the 'mea are acaaaiated
with the work, assay haviagr served is
the Louisiana case JeMa. .,
-The wages of m a siaatt aad th
other privilege which I oJTered. seemed
as a rule satisfactory although
some other agent of the planters who
I understood represented the planters,
was in New York and advertised
from JZi to $23 a month for Portuguese
laborers. When the negroes
heard of this they demurred to accepting
our figure and seemed to
think that they saould receive the
same offered the Portuguese."
Mr. Collins says a misconception of
social conditions here operated
against him. The negroes feared they
might be held here In bondage.
"In order to allay their fears. he
said, "l brought with me two colored
men. one a laborer and the othur a
colored preacher. Rev. John Heury
Cook of the Methodist conference,
who- is to study the conditions In the
Islands and report upon them to his
race. He will remain here several-weeks
and return to his home in
and be able to give the
advice. I am very well pleased
with the prospect for bringing the
here and am confident that s
soon as the present crop down South
will have been gathered, many color
ed laborers can easily be induced :o
move here to work on the plantations,
and eventually they will be brought In
sufficient numbers to satisfactorily
solve the labor problem."
IN TNE SUPREME COURT
Treasurer Lansing Expects J,he Case
Submitted to Go on to a Decision
No Collections Meanwhile.
Treasurer Lansing said yesterday
that he does not understand the opinion
of -Attorney General Dole to be
final on the matter of merchandise
license. "I shall not receive any more
money on account of merchandise II
censes, however, until the Supreme
Court makes Its decision in the Theo.
H. Davies & Co. case."
Since the agreed case was submitted
to the Supreme Court in early October
some merchants have gone
ahead and paid their license charges
without protest, while others, more
cautious, have awaited the determination
of the question in the courts.
The amount collected since the ques
tion was submitted to the Supreme
Court was not definitely stated by
Treasurer Lansing, but is upwards in
In 1S99, the revenue derived from
this source amounted to $9S,96?.45.
The question submitted to the Supreme
Court" was whether or not
Theo. H. Davies & Co. could be held to
pay this license charge on goods
brought from the United States. The
opinion of the Attorney General not
only holds that the license law is unconstitutional
as to goods brought
from the United States, but to all importations
whatsoever. This view
knocks out the entire revenue from
this source, which in round numbers
is $100,000 per annum.
M'CARTHY'S SECOND INFRACTION
Will Be Arrested If He Refuses to
Give Up Sailor's Clothing.
William Moffatt. a young Scotch sailor
from the ship Star of Russia, has
made a complaint against William
McCarthy, the water front rustlr,
charging the latter with refusing to
giveup his clothing. No arrest has
been made as yet, but unless McCarthy
gives up the clothing this morning
he will surely be in the toils In
When Moffatt arrived with his sh!p
he says McCarthy approached him
and offered to get him a job with better
wages on another vessel. To this
Moffatt assented and went to the
boarding house of McCarthy with a
sequel that he was soon a guest at the
hospital. After he was able to be out
again he went to McCarthy for his
clothing, he says, and was
He complained to Federal Attornay
aird and was sent back to McCarthy,
but he soon returned saying that he
was again refused and that McCarthy
was drunk. Mr. Baird told him to
wait until this morning for McCarthy
to sober up and make another demand.
If a refusal Is made McCarthy-will
McCarthy was recently let off with
a $25 fine on a promise of better behavior
toward the laws of the United
NO MORE SCHOOL THIS WEEK.
Independence Day and Thanksgiving
To Be Observed as Holidays.
The public schools of the city will
not hold another session until ne..l
Monday owing to the succession of
holidays this week. Today being Hawaiian
Independence Day there will
bo no school, and tomorrow is Thanks
giving; Friday being an odd day at
the end of the week it will also be
omitted by the school authorities.
There has in reality been but one
full day of school this week and that
wa3 yesterday. Monday was broken
into by the heavy rains and freshet
anc hardly a fair attempt could be
mai'e toward carrying on tha schools.
In one place" where there are five
teachers there were only twelve pupils
and accordingly there was no school.
The pioportioa was much the same all
over the city.
Foetball on for Tomorrow.
A game of football will be played
tomorrow between the Oahu College
his same is" Willkokl, and that went
thellirectkra of Johnson aad Wilson
who played; last Saturday" with the
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Will Transfer Local
Office From Haywood
CHINESE REfitSTRATIQN Tl IEIIN
DEPARTMENT WILL ACT AS SOON
AS AGENTS RECOMMENDATIONS
Thomas Was Supervisor of Registration
of Chinese on the Coast and
Describes the Process That Will
Be Used Here.
B. M. Thomas. Revenue Agent for
the Pacific Coast and tho Pacific Islands,
arrived Monday evening. Ho
camo to check np the books of th
local office incidental to the resignation
of Wm. Haywood and the transfer
of the same to E. F, R. Hasson.
who will act as Collector until Hay
wood's successor is appointed by tho
President He will not go into the af
fairs of the office until Friday, on
which day it will be closed. Saturday
morning. If all Is straight, the office
will be opened with Mr. Hasson In
Mr. Thomas was at the Revenue office
yesterday morning and when scon
by a representative of The Republican
said: "I have casually looked through
things hero and find all in good order.
The records have been well kept and
no complaints having been received
from Washington would Indicate a
well managed office. I was here last
spring to organize the office. I find
the volume of business Is about ns wo
then predicted. It will bo In the neighborhood
of $125,000.00 per year.
There will be no change recommended
in any of the subordinate
and the office will uc conducted ns previously
except when the registration
of the Chinese begins.
I brought aloug the advance blanks
to be used in the registration of the
Chinese. This work will commence
just as soon as the preliminaries can
be.arrangcd at Washington which will
be some time after January 1.
Mr. Thomas estimates the number
of Chinese in the inlands at 23,000 and
thinks the work cf registering them
will require three mouths or more.
While this work Ih In process a num
ber of extra clerks and assistants will
be needed in the revenue office. The
estimated cost of doing Ihe work '.s
$20,000, which will probably be a few
thousand below tho mark. Mr. Thomas
was supervisor of Chinese registration
on the Coast in 1S94 and 1895,
and his recommendations will be
awaited in Washington before definite
orders arc sent out for tho work, to
The same form of certificate will bo
used here that was used there. It will
contain a sworn btatcment of the, age,
place of birth, occupation, ctc. and
give a record of all physical marks or
blemishes on the person of each Chinese
registered In addition to these
facts, the certificate must have posted
upon its face a photograph of the Chinese
registered, the size of whiclrshall
be not less than 1 1-2 inches from the
top of the forehead to the point of the
chin. Hence all Chinamen, their
wives, their children and sweethearts
might as well hunt up a photographer
at once and have that much of the job
out of the way.
Mr. Thomas wanted it said that he
makes none of the appointments to
places In the registration of Chinese.
These are all made by tho department
on the recommendation of the collector.
Since the Revenue office will be closed
on November 29 and 30, thoso
wanting revenue stamps should get
Joke By Judge Wilcox.
A couple of men walked into tho
police court yesterday morning to look
on and remained standing.
"Tell the gentlemen." said Judge
Wilcox to the bailiff, "to Bit down.
There is no excuse for standing up ia
this court We havo plenty of seats
No Credentials Yet
Yesterday, Secretary Cooper bad
still to hear from two precincts before-all
election returns would be offlclally
m. There Is no chance to hear from
these before Saturday. Mr. Cooper
cannot certify to the Governor, tho
election of delegate Wilcox without
these two precincts.. Governor Dole
will not give Wilcox credentials until
he hears officially from Cooper. Wilcox
had procured passage on the Rio
but it is not known what effect this
deadlock state of affairs will have upon
The Hawaiian Woman's Club.
The Hawaiian Woman's Club met in
regular session yesterday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Judge Ftear. The
work of the club is still on the subject
of the Transvaal, which will be
finished at the next meetings After
Christmas the club will take up the
study of the present situation in China.
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