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v'OLTDIE II, NO. 22S HONOLULU, H. T., TUESDAY, MAUCH 5, 1901 PBJ3E 1TVE CENTS
A1WERS TOE PRAYERS OF
THE SUFFERING LEPERS
Legislative Investigating Committee
Takes the Testimony of
Itendrt of the Committee Will Contain Many
Important Recommendations for Relief.
More Pood, Better Treatment and a
Measure of Local Government.
"Leprosy! God Almighty, has ever
more ingenious dev'? of the Fiend
been invented for the punishment of
thine erring children?",
Thus spoke a newspaperman at the
conclusion of the work of the Investigating
committee of the Legislature in
the Settlement at MolokaL
The people of this city know that
there Is a leper settlement on
They know that there are
1000 patients detained, within
Its limits. ,
They have heard of persons being
taken from home and family and placed
within its confines never to return.
Dm do they know what It all means?
t,n .niinn nf thn nnthnrlties in brand
ing a human being with the official
stigma of the most mysterious and
torrible ailment of
God grant that they may never have
the curiosity to find out, personally.
Whatever may be written on the
subject, lacks the awfulness of the
reality. How can pen describe the
fearful signs of the scourge or picture
the effects of the disease upon tho
minds and bodies of the unfortunates?
The halting and spasmodic gat
the dreadful expression of the disease
upon the faces of the sufferers the
scarred and seared hand the pitiful
weakness of the body, but most of all
the silent, wistful. dcpora:e appeal
which cries out from the
nv! of the afflicted.
Dante might have done it Poc, perhaps,
could have caused a shudder to
pass over a reader of his description
of what I saw. but no human being
could actually reproduce the picture
In his mind, resulting from a visit to
It Is-perhaps better so for the capability
of humanity for withstanding
actual contact with such a scene, la
Let mankind, rather, rejoice that
Dante's body aud brain have returned
to earth and that the prayer of the
painter whoso ambition it was to
paint a dying groan" was not answered
in Biblical days. Christ performed
many mlruclos. He fed a mulUtudo
with a few loaves and fishes He turn-ad
water into wine He even raised
the dead, in direct opposition to greatest
law of nature. But, although I did
not realize it .until I vlsltea Molokal.
I now know that the greatest evidence
he gave of his power to ins disciples,
was in freeing some of the lepers of
Palestine from their affliction.
A normal human being Is always
bettor satisfied with a literary or dramatic
effort. If tho cllrnx Is rched
in the happiness of the heroine and
the satisfaction and honor of the hero.
1 remember the sensation of sinking
and despair X felt when reading Gen-oral
Wallace's "Bon-Hur. ' at the point
in that masterpiece where the devoted
mother and daughter emerge from
the cell of leprosy, covered with the
pnysical evidences of the sease
I could not lmaglno how the story
' was to "end well." until It tos suggested'
my mother that "Christ was
l.nnr but Am-
brose Hutchinson, fearfully afflicted
with tne uiseusc muwv... v.- -- --
islature's committee that in ms
Molokal. not one
vears residence on
"of the thousands and thousands of
cases there treated had been cured.
Like death, leprosy Is Incurable.
A single spark of humanity would
lie sufficient In any man's mind to
cause him to desire tne discover)' of a
cure for the disease, out as a cure
seems out of the question, that same
spark leads men to compassion for the
afflicted ones whose presence Is rendered
dangerous to society by reason
of their affection.
It is bad enough to be a leper, it
is bad 'enough to be banished from
home and kindred, from society and
business and be transported through
that portal, over which was written,
"Leave Hope Behind. AH Ye Who Enter
Here." Bad enough to bo made dependent
upon the administrators of
the law for the means to prolong miserable
life. But what do the people
think of the practice of "economy"
made In their names by their ofacers
In feeding and caring for their wards?
How do they like the idea of taking
a man from his family and usefulness.
Tjecause he is dangerous to the public
health and sentencing him to imprisonment
for the term of his natural life
and then feeding him so meagerly that
the sentence Is measurably shortened?
How do they like the Idea of passing
judgment on suspected cases of leprosy
as severe as the penalty assessed
law far tho of a ksMIB life.
and based someQraes on insufficient I
How do vou like It. good people of
the United States Territory of Ha-
You say you have not done these
Tke evidenco is against yon.
You are all and each of you on trial.
Tke judge IS very "wise and his same
is Conscience. Your accneers are the
facts, and tke decision of tke court
way mean the execution of your own
Here is the gist of tke evidence:
On .the J$ta day of February it -was
decided at a ma meeting of lepers.
held in Bereteaia Hall, Katanpapa,
'Molokal, to petition the Legislature
now' sitting, to remedy some of the
evils which affect the afflicted.
Many suggestions were made, but
when the committee had simmered the
whole matter down to the real ideas
of the meeting, a petition was framed
consisting of 26 sections and covering
enough reforms to give an observer
o. the resulting investigations a sight
of almost the entire scope of life in
the leper colony.
Among the sections of the petition
were the following prayer:
That the Board of Health be prohibited
from claiming any share in the
taro produced by the farmers at Wai-koiu:
that the cloth allowance of the
value of ten dollars be made in coin;
that the Board of Health permit tho
erection of stores other man the on3
now In operation; that each leper be
given once a month one-quarter of a
cord of wood for fuel; that an appropriation
be made for the erection of
a home for the sons of lepers; that a
law be enacted providing for the
of the clean lepers biennially;
that an expert on leprosy be
procured for the cure of this dread
disease; that the weight of the paiai
be increased from 21 pounds to 25
pounds; that the Leper Settlement be
provided with No. 1 flour, rice No. 1,
good salmon, and with fal beef; that
each leper be supplied with. one quart
of oil once a month; that each leper
be allowed one pound of sugar and tea
of good quality once a week.
The petition was signed by a committee
of fifteen lepers and was forwarded
to the Legislature with a request
that it be given immediate con-
i'sideratlon. The formation of a com
mittee to investigate the leper settlement
and to look into the petitions' of
the unfortunates was the result and
the expedition to Kalaupapa followed.
At daybreak Saturday the steamer
W. G. Hall reached an anchorage near
Kalaupapa having on board a committee
from the House of Representatives
and Senate and accompanied by
a large delegation of the members of
both houses. There were a number
of independent visitors with the party
and a representative from each of the
The party landed and without much
delay proceeded to business. To a
person who is not accustomed to such
sights the appearance of the crowd
of unfortunates who assembled at the
landing stage to witness the disembarking
of the committee was shocking
in the extreme. Peihaps 200 of
the resident lepers were there. They
were of all sorts and conditions and
in all sorts and conditions Here and
there in the crowd could be seen individuals
who had lost their fingers
and others who were more or less
paralyzed by their terrible ailment
Everywhere the faces of the victims
of the visitation showed the ravages
of its progress but occasionally one
could see an apparently healthy person
who could not be recognized as a
leper by any but a practiced expert.
They stood quietly, said nothfng and
if it was not for the anxious, almost
joyful expression of their; faces as
they viewed the visitors one
could easily Imagine that they
were hardly interested in the
arrival. Men and women and worst
of all young girls and even little children
were in the anxious crowd.
A little while later a portion of the
committee assembled at Beretanla
Hall, the public meeting-place of the
settlement. They were preceded by
a brass band composed of a dozen
pieces and played by more ot less complete
men and followed by a hundred
or more of the halting sufferers.
When order was had the meeting
was opened with prayer. An address
of welcome was made by W. K.
who has been a member of the
colony for about ten .years. As he
stood on the floor among his fellow-sufferers
and in husky voice pronounced
his speech, he made a dramatic picture.
Fingers going, eyes practically destroyed,
uncertain in carriage and
face terriblv marked by the disease,
his effort was pitiable. His words
were eloquent and his manner spoke
the better cays he had seen and as he
appealed personally to Senator
calling him "The Gladstone,
of Hawaii." 4nnd referred in
terms to Representative
Becklev. the attention of the assembly
was intense to see what effect the
words would have upon the legislators.
Kalauokalani replied and the committee
got down to the business of
taking tke testimonv of the signers of
tke petition to the Logislaure. Makakoa
was tke Irst witness examined.
He stated that there was a lack of
both quality and quantity in the food
supply and explained the methods in
sse in providing wood for the lepers.'
He stated that he- had no personal
complaint to -make as to the administration
of tke law but said that tke.
petition forwarded to tke Legislature.
represented, fete Mean in the matter
ot needed moras, in parttcBiar tie,
said that tins Sour was net of .good
eualkv and fekt tke salmon famished
tke lepers was hardly fit for food,
Tke tinned beef ws very nor and tke
fresh, beef was lean and bony. He
made one remarkable statement in regard
to the raising of taro on the lands
of the settlement for the use of the
colony. He stated that under the laws
of 1893 lepers were allowed to cultivate
taro on the lands without paying
any portion of the " product to the
Board of Health. When he was asked
to explain, he said that under the present
custom the unfortunate was obliged
to give up a quarter of his crop
to the agents of the Board of Health.
The poi which is made from the taro
has for years been the principal article
of diet of the lepers and had been
proved to be the best food that can be
provided for them. Some years s
the supply was reduced about five
pounds per week and according to the
witness the reduction was a great
hardship to the people of the
He prayed that the committee
would replace the present amount
with that formerly furnished.
It was promised by the members of
the examining committee that the
supply would be Increased and that
several of the other reforms would be
made. During the taking of the testimony
of Makakoa there was an exhibition
of a peculiarly grewsome
character. Leprosy Js regarded by
healthy persons who are not acquainted
with it, as a most horrible
I tion. Imprisonment for life with a
thousand lepers would not be looked
upon with favor by anyone not moved
by the high motive of true religion,
but the people of Kalaupapa assembled
Saturday to testifv and to listen
at Beretania Hall, laughed and joked
among themselves, smiled pleasantlv
at the visitors and altogether acted
almost frivolously when there was the
least opportunity! They seemed most
interested when the food supplies
were mentioned and their faces took
on expressions of wolfish eagerness
when it. appeared that the committee
was favorably impressed with the
idea of giving them their cloth allowance
of 510 per year. In money instead
of merchandise. The lack of food and
the lack of money was what was most
seriously felt by the invalids. From
their appearance thev might have
been tne most, contented people of the
earth, but when food or money was
mentioned the effects of the disease
came Into the lime-light and the people
seemed like animals.
The weekly ration furnished the leD
ers is as follows: Each one is allowed
7 pounds of oeef or 5 pounds of salmon.
The beef according to the testimony
is of poor quality and composed
largely of bone. The. fish, of the
scraps and ends of the merchantable
article Then the leper can have his
choice of 21 pounds of poi. 12 pounds
of flour and a pound of sugar or 9
pounds of rice with the sugar allowance.
There was little complaint in regard
to the quality, of the rice but the resident
kicked longhand loud about the
flour.- The poi was air right but the
complaint universally made about
it was to the effect that 21 pounds a
week was not sufficient to last 7 days J
and that at the present time there was
a scarcity of taro and consequently
the supply of poi was meager and inadequate.
Makakoa was followed on the stand
by R. M. Kaaoao, who told practically
the, same story. Kaaoao explained
the methods in use for providing the
lepers with fuel and during his testimony
on that subject he seemed to
uncover a sensation. He said that
wood was furnished to the lepers at
the rate of $2 per cord and that the
men engaged in cutting the wood re
ceived only $1.50 for their labor. There
was dismay on the faces of several of
the members of the committee when
the statement was made, but it was
explained later that there was a company
among the lepers which had constructed
roads to the woods from
which the fuel was taken and that
the missing fifty cents per cord was
paid to them for their labor in the
There was an oppressive stillness
when the witness was asked if he
knew whether there were any persons
confined in the settlement. as lepers
who were not afflicted with the disease.
He replied that there was a
large number. Asked to name somo
of them, he replied: A. Kaanaana, J.
H. Imihler, J. K. Waiamau. Charles
Trapes. Kapahu. Silas Carter, Annie
Makanae. Annie Gaiser, William Ka-ha
and Mooni (w)
Later in the examination it was
stated that on the occasion of the last
visit of the Board of Health there was
an examination of the1 prisoners of the
settlement who hoped to be released
on the grounds that they were not
lepers. It was sworn that four ot
them were found to be free from the
disease and were still confined In the
Dr. Russel of the Senate made an
examination of a number of the lepers
the following night and during his research
found four persons who were
probably not lepers .at alL He will
suggest that the Board of Health
make his examination the basis of
further Investigation hy that body.
Ambrose K. Hutchinson was the next
witness and proved anextremely unpopular
one to the ""asserablr of his
follow-sufferers. He said Jiat he had
been a member of the colony .for 22
"ears, and that during a portion of that
time he was engaged as acting superintendent
ot the settlement He stat-"d
herself very forcibly on the subject,
and was a taro planter in the settle
menL He had a strong complaint
against the actions ot the present
Assistant Superintendent W. J. Fenry-He
stated that his taro had been taken
by the oroers of Feary and that the
crop on the land had been much injured,
by the' premature action of the
official. He said that at the time when
the officers ttook kis taro it was not
ripe and that taking it at that time
was ruinous to tke rest of the crop.
He was ot of sympatHr with the
members of tke committee whose
names were- attacked to the petition
and did not hesitate to let the Legislative
committee haYe tke fail force of
There other meetings
at Beretanis HaH and Kalawao on the
other side of tke neaiwahi from
and the' "evidence produced
was of & similar character to (that of
tke irat'nieetinc. sThe two, hornet
were inspected and fwMte k, In
CCoiUnisd'on Fowtk Pace.)
MIR DULL m
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PLENTY OF MiTINE WORK
FIRST BILL IS PASSED THIRD
READING BY THE
On Account of Inauguration at Washington
the Legislature Adjourned
Early in the Afternoon Many
New Bills Introduced.
The legislators of the lower house
were too tired to transact much actual
business yesterday at the CapltoL
They were recovering from the effects
of their labors in investigating the
Molokai settlements and institutions'
during the two preceding days and
were hardly in condition to give their
best attention to the ordinary business
of the session. There was quite
a large amount of work accomplished
in spite of me apparent weariness and
when the House adjourned for the day
it was with the record for the largest
number of bills introduced during the
session as well as the passage of the
first of the legislative measures
brought before the House.
The bill making an 'appropriation
for the expenses of the House was
passed through third reading and
adopted by the lower Jiouseby a vote
of 2G to 3. The three members who
voted against the bill-were Kumalae,
Ewaliko and Kaniho. Kaniho has developed
a strong tendency to vote
against nearly every measure advocated
by the majority and when there appears
to be a bright and shining op
portunity to have a unanimous ballot
on any subject, he bobs up with his
lonely vote in' opposition. His action,
of course, has little bearing- upon the
sentiment of the Housebut it serves
the purpose of affordingthejifemberi,
press and spectators, a .chance to have
a little relaxation.
The members always look in the
direction of Kaniho's desk when a
resolution has been introduced which
is greatly favored by the majority and
just as surely as the resolution Is
translated by Interpreter Wise, thej
nana ot Kaniho is extended in opposition
and the House laughs. Just why
he does so is a mooted question and
some of the sporty members are prone
to lay "a little even money" that the
gentleman from Hawaii will oppose
a certain measure and will lay all the
way from 3, to 10 to 1, that he will be
alone in his opposition, depending up
on the strength of the favorable feel
ing to the bill in inverse ratio.
Thft last siiefrpsHnn nf Rmrrmlnth
on Friday, in regard to the printing
of the journal of the House from day
to day and the resulting duties of
Clerk Pua of supplying the members
with copies of the record, was taken
up on motion to reconsider: and was
promptly turned down on the grounds
that the motion of the "Moses of the
Independents" and the action of the
House in adontlng It, was. a reflection
upon the ability of the Secretary of
the House. Emmeluth did not fight
very hard for the fife of his motion
and seemed to accept the action of
the House in a very philosophical
The session opened with a report
or communication from the Police
In regard to an error made
in the financial matters of the department
in over-paying the Territorial
Treasurer to the extent of S440. It
was referred to the Committee on Accounts.
On motion of Makekau. Emmeluth's
motion with reference to the printing
ot the journal was taken up and defeated
by a close vote. Mossman wanted
to urge the matter but the Chair
did not desire to have his burning
thoughts on the subject and heartlessly
turned him down.
Beckley then read a long communication
from the Road Board of
Maui, asking for a large appropriation
for the repair of the roads
which were destroyed by the late
storm. According to the letter, the
roads were very badly damaged bj
the storm and require immediate attention.
On motion of Beckler the
communication was tabled.
Under the order of the day today
the petition offered by Mahoe requesting
Congress to abolish the United
States Quarantine regulations, will
come up for further consideration. A
lively time Is promised.
Prendergast from the Committee on
Printing reported several bills printed
and ready for further action.
A bill introduced by Robertson to
amend the Criminal Jurisdiction of
District Magistrates was passed to
second reading and ordered printed,
as was also a bill in relation to Practice
by the same Representative.
Robertson gave notice that ke would
bring in a bill limiting the sale of
alcohol and amending the existing
laws in relation thereto.
Kellikoa gave notice of the introduction
of & railroad bill granting certain
rights to a company to construct
a road from Kailna. North Kon. Hawaii,
to Pahal, Kan.
Dicker, gave notice of three bills,
relatlag'to tkie jurisdiction of, District
Hffseisirates in civil matters.
" Tkea followed 'the deferred,
of the Btmewtk recotntie about
the. priatiwtAt'the comctasion ot tke
bpoeules.' No.l -was
ed tfciwwk'aAdAtfce Ho took re c
cess for MmekJi VTA v!
Intfc Do iMHXo. 5
!$ ,- 2 "t ;
was moved up to the Committee on
Judiciary. The bill deals with the
personal relation of guardian and
No. S was referred to the Committee
on Public Education. No. 9, the
vaccination bill by Kaniho, was referred
to the Public Health Committee
and No. 10 was passed to third reading
and referred to the Committee on
This bill was introduced
by Robertson 3nd provides for an additional
Circuit Judge of the First
Dickey closed the rather dull session
by moving that, as it was the day
of the Inauguration of President Mc-Kinley,
the House stand adjourned
out of respect to the Executive. Carried.
Members of the Senate received a
partial Intimation yesterdaymorning
of what they might expect in the line
of business during the present session.
The note of warning was sounded
when Cecil rirown read a notice cf
about a score of bills. Mr. Achi also
gave notice of a Healthy bunch of bills.
Outside of these features, the proceedings
of the Senate yesterday were
uneventfuL There was an almost total
absence of the wordy passages at
arms that characterized the- first few
days of the session. The members
of the upper house felicitated themselves
that they had at least accomplished
some preliminary matters and
were ready for the real work of
The late return from Molokai evidently
had its effect upon the Senate,
the roll call indicating five absentees.
They put in an appearance before the
minutes had been read and approved.
The resolution from the House for a
Tax Commission was received. Mr.
Brown moved that it be made the first
order of the day for Wednesday. Carried.
The resolution reads:
First That a committee be appoint
ed, three members to be appointed by
the Senate, to investigate the Tax
Laws of this Territory and ascertain
the manner in which the same have
been actually applied, and the results
Second That said committee report
such defects as they may find in said
laws, or in the method tf administering
the same, together with such recommendations
for immediate legislation
as will secure for this Territory
a just and wise system of assessment
Third That said committee be and
Is hereby authorized and -empowered
to retain counsel and to send for persons
and papers, and to administer
the usual oath to persons testifying
before it; ana they n.re
and required to report the result
of- theic investigation within thirty
days after their appointment
Proposed by J Emmeluth, Repre
sentative Fifth District
An inquiry from Mr. Brown regarding
the reports from the Governor
elicited the information that they
were in the hanus of the printers and
would soon be ready for distribution.
A resolution by Mr. White, with an
amendment by Mr. Carter, which was
passed after being thoroughly explained,
stipulated that 500 copies of the
Senate Journal, 250 in each language,
be printed daily for distribution, each
Senator being allowed twenty copies.
Mr. Kalauokalani, as chairman on
the committee for the inspection of
the leper settlement at Molokal, asked
for additional time in which to
make his report.
Mr. White, as chairman of the
special committee to see to the details
of the transfer to the bungalow, stated
that the quarters would be ready
for occupancy in a short time, and he
would see that they were rendered
safe before taken possession of by the
Senate. He was instructed to confer
with the Superintendent, of Public
Works in regard to the matter.
Cecil Brown gave notice of the following
An Act to apportion the term of
office of seven Senators elected at the
first general election.
An Act to regulate the employment
of labor on the Public Works of the
Territory of Hawaii.
An Act to amend section 2070 of the
Civil Laws of the Territory of Hawaii.
An Act relating to exemption of certain
property from attachment .and
execution, and repealing section 1483
of the Civil Laws.
An Act to define the Biennial Fiscal
Period of the Territory of Hawaii.
An Act to repeal sections 1617, ISIS
and 1619 of .the Penal Laws, relating
to Forest Roads.
An Act to amend section 85 of the
Penal Laws relating to the concealment
of death of a newly born child
An Act to amend section 3 of the
Penal Laws relating to crimes and
An Act to amend section 132 of the
.Penal Laws relating to the punish
ment for larceny.
An Act to amend section 68 of the
Penal Laws relating to the punishment
of the offense of deforming the
ieet of girls under the age of eighteen
An Act to amend section 61 of the
"Penal Laws relating to the punish
ment of assault or assault and battery
on an officer.
An Act to amend section 200 of the
Penal Laws relating to malicious in
An Act to amend section 1S2 of the
Penal Laws relating to gross cheat
An. Act to amend section 174 of the
Penal Laws relating to the offense of
receiving stolen goods.
An Act to amend section 424 of the
Penal Laws relating to the illegal
manufacturing for sale of spirituous
liquors and substances.
An Act to amend section 425 of tke
Penal Laws relating to the distilla
tion of spirituous liquors.
An Act to amend section 9S6 of the
Penal Laws relating to- the protection,
of the places of sepnltare.
An Act to amend section 5S4 of the
Penal Laws relating to the jurisdiction
of district nwgistratea. ,
An Act to repeal section AGZ of the.
Penal Laws TeJatiag to Importation of
'An Act to amend section 255 oMhe
Penal Jaws relating to hriberv.
An Act to. amend section24C of tke
Penal Laws relating to criminal.
of an oflker in regard to prison-
ers in his custody or committed thereto.
An Act to amend section 23S of the
Penal Laws relating to trusts and
An Act to amend section ZIZ of the
Penal Laws relating to the illegal
marking ot live stock.
Sir Achi gave notice ot his Inten
tion to Introduce the following bills:
An Act to repeal section SOS of the
Civil Code, relating to the Poll Tax.
An Act relating to the estate 3f
An Act to repeal Laws ot 1S96. Act
51. Section 17; Civil Laws, section
An Act to provide a commission to
take evidence concerning injuries to
property caused by the action ot the
Board cf nealth In connection with
the suppression of bubonic plague in
Honolulu and elsewhere In this Ter
ritory and by the conflagration In Honolulu
on January 20. 1900. and to re
Mr. Achi followed his announcement
by reading a joint resolution requesting
Congress to order an election in
Hawaii" for a Constitutional Convention
with a view to securing Statehood.
Senators White and Kaiue maintained
that Mr. Achi's resolution was not
in order. After some discussion pro
and con. the resolution was dropped.
Upon motion ot Cecil Brown the estimates
submitted by the Governor
will be made the order of business today.
-. AFTERNOON SESSION.
The afternoon session was very
brief. In honor of the inauguration
of President William McKinley t
Washington, the Senate adjourned
shortly after being called to order.
Before adjournment, however. Presi
dent Russel announced the standing
committees. They are:
Committee on Way and Means
Senators D. Kanuha. G. R. Carter and
S. E. Kalue.
Committee on Judiciary Senators
Wm. White. C Brown and S. E. Kaiue.
Committee on Public Expenditures
Senators D. Kalauokalani. H. P.
Baldwin and D. Kanuha.
Committee on Public Lands, Public
Works and Internal Improvements
Senators J. T. Brown. John D Paris
and L. Nakapaahu.
Committee on Agriculture. Forestry
and Manufactures Senators J. B.
H. P. Baldwin and L. Nakapaahu.
Committee on Public Health and
Education Senators D. Kanuha, H. P.
Baldwin and D. Kalauokalani.
Committee on Enrollment. Revision
and Printing Senators D.
W. C Achi and J. B. Kaohi.
Committee on Accounts Senators
D. Kanuha, John D. Paris and John T.
Committee on Rules and Joint Rules
Senators C Brown, Wm. White and
S. E. Kaiue.
Committee on Miscellaneous Petitions
Senators "W. C. Achi. L. Naka
paahu and J. B. ivaohi.
Committee on Claims Senators
wm. White, C. Crabbe and S. E. Kaiue.
Committee on Militarv Senators
Geo. R. Carter. I. K. Kahiiima and D.
Committee on Intoxicants Senators
S. E. Kaiue. C. L. Crabbe and Wm.
Committee on Elections Senators
Wm. White, C. L. Crabbe and John T
Committee on Municipal and Countv
Laws Senators D. Kalauokalani, C.
L. Crabbe and I. K. Kahillna.
Committee on Food Adulterations
Senators Geo. R. Carter. J. B. Kaohi
and L. Kakapaahu.
THE HOSPITAL FLOWER SOCIETY
HOLDS ITS ANNUAL
Its Treasury in Healthy Condition
Officers for Ensuing Year Elected
Origin and Object of the Organization.
The annual meeting of the Hospital
Flower Society was held yesterday
afternoon at Y. M. C. A. HalL Mrs.
F. M. Swanzy having resigned the
presidency, and Miss H. E. L. Castle
tue secretaryship, the following board
ot officers was elected, the vice president
and treasurer being re-elections:
Mrs. E. W. Jordan, president
Mrs. A. F. Judd, Jr., vice president
Mrs. arl Du Roi, secretary.
Miss von Holt treasurer.
Miss Lucy Adams. Mrs. Swanzy,
Mrs. Luther,. Mrs. Thos. J. King and
Mrs. G. W. R. King, visiting committee.
Reports of officers told of an active
year and a prosperous one financially.
The treasurer had a balance In band
ot S66.95 besides a fund of $2S0 In the
This society was organized a few
years ago to systematize and enlarge
the beautiful service of placing flowers
In the hospitals carried on for
years by a few ladies ot their own
volition individually. The records of
time can never show the amount ot
happiness imparted to suffering humanity
in Honolulu's hospital wards
by this society and Its progenitors,
because much ot It was journalized in
the last eye-glances and heart-beats of
fellow-beings bidding iarewell to all
the joys and sorrows of earth.
Wheel Came Off.
To the tractabilf ty of Dr. Raymond's
horse in an emergency the community
is perhaps indebted for having a whole
president of the Beard of Health today.
Yesterday morning the doctor
was driving with his Miss
Genevieve Dowsett, when, between
Thomas Square and Amps! street on
Beretanla. avenue, the wheel
cam? off the-axle. It gave the carriage
a violent jnr bnt withont throwing Its
ocennants out; As the horse stopped
quietly nobody was hnrt The axlennt
having, been lost, the carriage had -to
W taken to a reynir sfeop. '
ROOT FOR BOSINS
Policies Outlined and
LIQUOR INTERESTS WILL OEVOTE
VAST SUMS TO DEFEAT
Pledges Are Circulated and Assur-
ance Receiveo Mass Meeting
Sunday Evening Much
asm Manifested Over Outcome.
Officers of the first
k loon League of Honolulu:
President Theo. Rlchard3.
First Vice President Rev. G.
Second Vice President, -k
x Franklin Austin.
Third Vice President, Mrs.
J. M. Whitney.
Secretary, J. W. Moore.
- Treasurer, J. B. Atherton. '
Chairmen of Committeest
Agitation. Rev. W.ICAzblll; Leg-
islation. Rev. W.D. Westervelt:
Enforcement, Major Wood, S.
A.; Finance. Rev. J. P. Erd-
man; Enrollment Wm. Tem-
An organized agitation against the
legalized saloons of Honolulu has talc-en
tangible form. The Anti-Saloon
League for this city Is now a reality.
The final steps toward completing
the organization were taken yesterday
evening at a well-attended meeting
held in the auditorium of the Young
Men's Christian Association buildlug.
Dr. E. S. Chapman of .California
presided. He stated the progress
made In former meetings. He out-
l lined the best .policies to be pursued
in conducting the work in Honolulu.
Dr. Chapman stated his position n
the matter in a clear. and concise
manner He declared that the saloon
Interests of this city were preparing
themselves to fight the movement .
with all their power. The speaker was
also of the opinion that the agitation
regarding the Introduction of
system In the Hawaiian Islands
was greatly interesting tho
whisky interests on the mainland.
They have large numbers of representatives
on the ground at the present
time, said the speaker, and he
openly charged that there would be
vast sums of monoy dumped into this
community to sway opinion favorable
to their interests.
In calling the large number of temperance
people together Dr. Chapman
stated that the Anti-Saloon League
was not a rival against the various
temperance organizations now in existence
in this citv. On the other hand
it was an Institution which worked in
harmony with all. He traced the history
of the movement from its inception
at Oberlin. Ohio, many years ago,
down to the present time.
The fight made in some of the "dry
towns' of Southern California was
dwelt upon at some length. The
League has many b'ranches in this
portion ot the state, and one of its
duties Is to see to the strict enforcement
of the law. In some of the larger
cities It has been the work of the
League to employ inspectors whose
duties it is to keep a close watch upon
offenders. The speaker claimed tint
the disposal of "tonics and extracts"
by druggists in towns which had declared
against the "unquenchable
thirst habit" was by this means kept
down to the minimum.
"The Anti-Saloon League has but
one purpose with three methods." declared
the speaker. "They are agitation,
legislation and enforcement
hence it will take strong effort to overcome
While not in exact line with the
"reign of terror" created by Mrs. Carrie
Nation among the thirst parlors of
Kansas with her little hatchet Dr.
Chapman believed that the saloon
smasher was doing what was legally
right As the law was framed In that
state any citizen could take the law
into his own hands. It the liquor lawa
and regulations of the state were being
knowingly violated Dr. Chapman
took occasion to jubilate over the
drought of fermented spirits In Kansas,
where there were 45 counties
without jails, while 33 were without
Active work has only commenced
with the formation of the League,
according to the speaker. Dr. Chapman
outlined feasible plans for operations
In the coming camB&Ign. 1M
adrice wa3 much along the line cf
"vote as yon pray, and he declared
if the temperance people would cast
their ballot without regard to political
affiliations the cause would make
rapid strides toward accomplishing
the desired results. He hoBed the
people would be in dead earnest, end
Inject vim and vigor into their labors.
Dr. Chapman also had a good word
for the proposed dispensarv bilL He
believed it a measure in thoTteht direction,
which could be endorsed by
The duties of the newlv ptccted
ofethe League were defined. The
rvloes of a superintendent were
A general canvas for membership
wlH be made a Rtgdily as
TKwIble. A number of tbchHrches
f thoitv have p!eded th'melve to
take hq the movement locally and secure