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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, NOVEMBER 15, 1887.
THE Pacific Commercial Advertiser la now for a!e daiw at il J u i 1 J. H. SOPER Merchant street A.. M. HEWETT Merchant street T. O. THRUM Fort street WM. STRAHLMANN Hawaiian Hotel Five Cent per Copy- TUESDAY : November 15th HAWAIIAN PARLIAMENT. Legislative Assembly Extra Ses sion of 1887. Tenth Iay. Monday, November 14 th. The House met at 10 a.m. Prayer by the Chaplain, after which the minutes were read and adopted. PETITIONS. Noble Baldwin presented a petition from the District of Makawao with 203 signa tures, praying that the sale of intoxicating drinks and opium be prohibited. Referred to special committee. Rep. Horner xresented a petition from the District of Lahaina, praying that hos pitals be established in every district, that physicians be sent to every district where hospitals are established, that all persons afflicted with leprosy be sent to Kalawao, that those not badly afflicted be allowed to stay with their friends, etc. Referred to Sanitary Committee Rep. Nawabine presented a petition from the Blue Ribbon League, Lahaina, praying that laws be enacted prohibiting the im portation of opium and sale of spirituous liquors. Referred to Special Committee. The lion, member also presented a xeti- tion from the Blue Ribbon League, Hono lulu, praying that laws be enacted pro hibiting the importation of opium and sale of spirituous liquors. Referred to Special Committee. Rep. A. S. Wilcox presented two petitions from the District of Hanalei, Kauai, con taining 230 and 100 signatures respectively. praying that Kahdau on that island be set apart for lepers. Referred to Judiciary Committee. Rep. Paris presented a petition from Nortli Kona praying that all parents who send their children to primary English schools be exempt from taxes. Referred to Judiciary Committee. Rep. Paris presented a petition from one Lnv.ti, stating that on the 3rd of March lie shipped as fireman on the warship Kaimiloa for two years at $30 per month. He did his work in an able manner and was willing to go on and carry out his con tract, holding himself in readiness. Since the return of the said vessel he had been deprived of work and was in a state of destitution. Therefore he prays that an appropriation of $570 be made for his benefit. Referred to Military Committee. REPORT OF MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEE. Noble G. N. Wilcox presented the follow ing report: Hon. S. G. Wilder, President Legislative Assembly. Sir Your Miscellaneous Committee to whom was referred a petition from Hono lulu relating to the public service, respect fully recommend that the same be laid on the table and taken up at the regular ses sion of the Legislature. G. N. Wilcox. F. Brown, P. N. Makee, J. Maguire, Kama i. The report was adopted. chinese passports. Department of Foreign Affairs, Honolulu, November 14th. ) Hon. S. G. Wilder, President Legislative Assembly. Sir In reply to the question of the hon. representative from Hamakua, I have the honor to state that there have been issued from the Foreign office from July 1st to October 2Cth, 1SS7, 397 permits for Chinese to re-enter the Kingdom. 3-17 permits have since been issued by me for Chinamen leaving by the Hattie Bangs, Edward May and Mount Lebanon. Bt few applications have been refused, and those upon the grounds of strong pre sumption of fraud, old age coupled with with serious illness, or old age and non payment of taxes. In issuing these permits I have followed the regulations established by my prede cessor by virtue of the authority of a reso lution of His Majesty in Cabinet Counc'l passed on the 13th day of July, l83(vu!e pages XI l and CX of Report of the Min ister of Foreign affairs to the Legislative Assembly of 1SS4, a copy of which is hereby presented.) These regulations have been from time to time amended and reconsidered. Respectfully submitted, Godfrey Brown, Minister of Foreign Affairs. JAPANESE CLAIMS. Noble Baldwin presented the follow ing report from the Special Committee on Japanese claims : Hon. S. G. Wilder, President of the Leg islative Assembly Sir: The select com mittee of five, appointed in accordance with the resolution of the Minister of In terior to inquire into and report upon the claims of certain Japanese physicians and interpreters for services rendered, report that they have investigated the facts in connection with such claims, and find them to be substantially as follows: 1. That during the fall of 1880 and spring of 188G a labor convention was negotiated between the Empire of Japan and the Ha waiian Kingdom, which was fully ratified by the Government on the 8th day of March, 1886V 2. That Mr. R. W. Irwin was the repre sentative of this Government in Japan, who had charge of said negotiations of said convention under the direction of Walter M. Gibson, Minister of Foreign Af fairs. 3. That on the 31st day of August, 1885, Mr. Irwin sent to Mr. Gibson a draft of the proposed convention, one clause of which provided that "In addition to Mr. isaca- yam a mere snau oe unue spectors and interpreters, four second class inspectors and interpreters, seven third-class inspectors and interpreters, live doctors, and one doctor with each 350 peo ple," all to be Japanese. 4. That on the 28th day of September, 1885, Mr. Gibson replied to the foregoing dispatch at length, the following extracts being more particularly upon the subject in question: "Whilst recognizing your zealous endeavors to promote the interests of this country, I have still to say that cer tain parts in the proposed convention awaken grave misgivings in the minds of His Majesty's Ministers. However desir able and actually important to Hawaii the immigration of Japanese may be, we must nevertheless consider wrhether it may not be obtained at too serius a cost." Re ferring to the above-quoted clauses of the proposed convention, Mr. Gibson goes on to say: "This is also a clause which it would be unwise to embody in a conven tion. Circumstances can alone dictate what numbers of inspectors and inter preters are necessary at any given time." "This is a matter which must necessari'y be left to the direction of His Majesty's Government." "The same remark applies to the proposed division of the inspectors into classes and the stipulation that they shall be all Japanese. These are matters which the Government cannot forego their own discretion about. Equany difficult is it to admit the proposed arrangement about the doctors." "In regard, there fore, to the inspectors and medical officers, the convention may embody in general terms the undertaking already given by His Majesty's Government to provide lib erally for the Jnspection ot the laborers by competent interpreters and to employ a number of Japanese medical men as Gov ernment physicians." 5. That in conformity with the foregoing instructions, the form of said convention was thereupon changed and finally adopted in the following form: Article 0, of Labor Convention. In order to insure the proper fulfilment of the terms of the contracts entered into between the Board of Immigration of the Hawaiian Kingdom and any Japanese immigrants, and to afford full protection to such immi grants in the enjoyment of their rights under the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom, His Hawaiian Majesty's Government will provide and employ during the continuance of any of the contracts aforesaid a suffi cient number of inspectors and interpreters w ho shall be able to speak and interpret the Japanese and English languages, and the services of such interpreters shall at all tunes be rendered without charge to such immigrants in the Courts of the Ha waiian Kingdom in which such immigrants may be plaintiffs, defendants, complain ants or accused. Article 7. The Government of His Ha waiian Majesty will, during the continu ance of an' of the contracts provided for by this convention, employ a sufficient number of Japanese physicians to attend the immigrants and w;,l give to the said physicians the status of Government physicians, and will station them in such localities as may from time to time appear to be desirable in order to afford the im migrants all necessary medical aid." 6. That notwithstanding the instructions above stated, reserving to the Hawaiian Government the right to decide upon the number of physicians and interpreters to be employed, Mr. Irwin engaged seven physicians and ten interpreters by written contract, to serve for three j?ears at sal aries ranging from $33 to $150 per month, and traveling expenses aggregating an ex pense of $19,944 per annum, exclusive of traveling expenses and a passage to and from Japan, and so informed Mr. Gibson by dispatch dated Tokio, February 1, 188G, stating that he had done so at the sugges tion of the Japanese Government. 7. That on the 22d day of February, 1880, Mr. Gibson replied to the last above dispatch from Mr. Irwin as follows: "1 cannot recognize in the expression of a general purpose entertained by His Majes ty's Government, or in the phraseology of the Immigration Convention, you were authorized to negotiate any authority, to enter into agreements, and to make ap pointments, which is the prerogative of the Board of Health and the Board of Im migration to decide upon and execute." "The suggestion of His Imperial Majesty's Government would have been ne demand ing your fullest attention had you been clothed with the power to respond to it, but should, as matters stand, have been referred to His Majesty's Ministers, with the view of its being considered by the proper authorities." "Referring to the inst: actions conveyed to yon in my letter No. 7, of the 28th of September, I desire you to note that so far from conferring upon you any authority to engage the services of physicians and interpreters, those instructions emphat ically claim that the number and distribu tion of such officers is a matter which must be left to the discretion of His Maj esty's Government." 8. Mr. Irwin came personally to Hono lulu with the physicians and interpreters which he had engaged, arriving here by the , on , 1886, and under dates of March 10, 188G, writes to Mr. Gibson: 14 1 fully admit that your Excellency is entirety right in your statement that I had no spe cific authority from your Excellency to em ploy them. I trust your Excellency, how ever, will, in view of the fact that these gentlemen were selected by me and not one of them by the Japanese Government, and that they have been brought here by me in good faith, although no doubt with too much zeal on my part, allow me, in your clemency, the amount of passage money, $1,970, and advances, $3,905, amounting to $5,875, actually paid by me. Regarding their future salaries, I trust your Excel lency will bring the matter to the attention of the Parliament, to meet April 30th next. " Meanwhile the doctors and interpreters will be given to the planters and laborers without charge to the Government or plant ers, and I will hope that your Excellency's Government and the Parliament consent to employ them, " Throwing myself upon your Excellen cy's kind consideration, I am, etc." Mr. Irwin again writes Mr. Gibson, under date of Honolulu, April 3, 18SG, as follows: " Regarding the doctors and interpreters employed by me in accordance with Arti cles 6 and 7 of the new Convention, it is dis tinctly understood and agreed by me that should your Excellency pay me now the advances and passage money, amounting to $5,875, such action on your Excellency's part will not be construed by me as binding the Government in any way to compensate I said interpreters and doctors hereafter. ' I trust, however, that your Excellency j will bring the matter to the attention of the j Legislative Assembly with a proper recom- j mendation on your Excellency's part." ! your excellency s part 9. Upon this statement being made, Mr. j U. T. Gulick, President of the Board of Im migration, under date of April G, 18SG, au thorized the payment of said sum of $5,875, which was done, and Mr. Nacayama there upon notified each of the physicians and interpreters in the following words viz. : "Mr. . Sir: You are sent to Plantation and other plantations in in a private capacity, and at present not as an officer of the Hawaiian Govern ment. ." 10. Your committee are credibly in formed that Mr. Gibson agreed to lay the matter before the Legislature, which was to meet in the following month, and as that would have been the proper course, believe that he did so agree As a matter of fact the subject was not referred to the Legislature, and most of the phj-sicians and interpreters have continued to act up to the present time without any action having been taken by the Government, although they have repeatedly urged a settlement. 11. Your committee are informed that negotiations are now being carried on with the Japanese Government looking toward the cancellation of Articles 6 and 7 of the Convention with a prospect of success above mentioned, and that the claimants have agreed to cancel their contracts as of the 15th July last if they are paid up to that date. Your committee feel that they can not too strongly condemn the action, or ratker inaction, of the late Government in its treatment of this subject. The Govern ment should have refused to receive or ac knowledge them or permitted them to be sent to the different plantations, provided they did not wish to employ them. There can be no question but that the heavy schedule of charges incurred by Mr. Irwin was unauthorized, and that it was a sum properly payable by neither the Govern ment nor the planters. Had the matter been properly brought before the Legisla ture in the spring of 188G, as it should have been, there is little doubt that so large an appropriation would have been refused, in which case the matter could then and there have been adjusted. Instead of doing this an utter neglect of the subject was the pol icy pursued. The physicians and inter preters have undoubtedly acted in good faith, and although they had no legal claim upon their arrival here under their con tracts, the person who signed them on be half of the Government having no author ity so to do, their services have been accepted. They have been recognized and made use of by the Government in their respective capacities as interpreters and physicians, and it is a question whether they could not recover judgment in a suit for labor performed. Irrespective of the personal claim of the physicians and inter preters, the question of good faith with the Japanese Government is, in the opinion of your committee, decisive of this question. By the terms of the Convention the Jppa- nese Government agreed to allow Japanese laborers to come here upon certain condi tions, one of which was that Japanese in terpreters and physicians should be em ployed by the Hawaiian Government. This was a condition involving the expen diture of money, and should therefore have been submitted to the Legislature for rati fication. This the Hawaiian Government neglected to do. Such neglect cannot be imputed to, or cited against, the Japanese Government, who have in good faith car ried out their portion of the agreement. No other physicians and interpreters than the claimants have been employed ; there fore ,if we have kept faith with Japan, the claimants must be the persons who have been engaged under the Convention and are entitled to be paid. If, on the other hand, we claim that these physicians and interpreters have not been employed by the Hawaiian Government, we thereby convict ourselves of a breach of faith with Japan, because no others haye been. The sum claimed is a large one, but your com mittee are of opinion that it is better to pay it than to break a treaty obligation. We therefore recommend that a sum be appro priated large enough to cover the entire amount of the claims; that the Minister of the Interior be instructed to thoroughly in vestigate each claim, deducting therefrom such advances or payments as may have heretofore been made, and to settle all such claims as can be shown to be bona fide, true and just, settling with each individual claim ant personally. II. P. Baldwin, Cecil Brown, C. Bzrtelmann, Charles Notley, Jos. IT. Kawainui. Noble Castle moved the report be adopted. Noble Dr. Wiight seconded the motion and thought the committee ought to receive the thanks of the House for the very full and explicit report, and the careful ex amination they had made. Rep. Paehaole moved the report be received and laid on the table to be con sidered in Committee of the Whole. Rep. Kaniuoha moved it be referred to Printing Committee The report was adopted. THE SAMOAN MISSION. Minister Brown presented the following replies to Noble Castle's questions regard ing the Samoan mission : 1. The object of the mission to Samoa appears to have been to carry out the policy and spirit of the protest made on August 20, 18S3. by His Majesty's Govern ment, on behalf of Polynesian communities (vide report of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Legislative Assembly of 1884), I have the honor to present here with the original instrucions to J. E. Bush. 2. Hon. J. E. Bush Envoy Extraord inary and Minister Plenipotentiary near His Majesty the King of Samoa, royal commission dated the 23d day of December 1SSG. Henry F. Tpor, Secretary to the Legation and subsequently High Commis sioner to the sovereign Chief and peoples of Polynesia. J. S. Webb, no official position except as secretary of the department. J. I). Strong, agent of the museum and artist. 3. A treaty for a political confederation between Samoa and Hawaii. 4. The total expenses of the Samoan mission are $17,771 84, ot which the follow ing is a synopsis: Cash to J . E. Bush drawn $4,005 00; monthly salary $333 33; properly due $2,GC6 G4. Cash to J. D. Strong $1,263 45; monthly salary $50 00; properly due $400 00. Cash to H. F. Poor $849 77; monthly salary $100 00; properly due $800 00. Cash to Malietoa $256 50, J. S. Webb $250, household expenses $3,487 76, Legation ex penses $2,969 36, furniture $773 25, liquor bill $392 55, extraordinary expenses $238 50, rents $272 18, passages to and from Samoa $1,575 00, miscellaneous expenses $1,438 52. Respectfully submitted, Godfrey Brown, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister Brown moved the report be re ferred to the committee on Foreign Re lations. Noble Castle thanked the Minister for his report, and asked if there were any outstanding claims. Minister Brown said there was nothing due whatever, in fact all the persons con nected with the mission had drawn more than they were entitled to. Noble Castle asked if there was anything received from the sale of furniture after the business was closed up. Minister Brown said some furniture had been sold since amounting to $400, but the person who had charge of the matter had not yet remitted. The report was referred to the Commit tee on FOreiga Relations. REPORT OF JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. Rep. Kinney presented the following report from the Judiciary Committee: Hon. S. G. Wilder, President of the Leg islative Assembly Sir: The Judiciary Committee, to whom was referred petitions to amend articles 42, 56 and 58, and add to articles 39 of the Constitution, and one re lating to district Courts ; also one to pay $1,200 to one Kipihoni, would respectfully recommend that the same be laid on the table to be considered at the regular session , Cecil Brown, W. A. Kinney, A. Jaeger, Charles Wall, I concur in the above with the exception o: the petition to amend article 42, which I think shouM be laid on the table to be considered with the b:,l. A. P. Paehaole, The report was accepted and laid upon the table. notice of bill. Minister Green gave notice of an Act to appropriate monies for the expenses of the Legislature extra session of 1887. COURT-HOUSE ltEPAIP'?. Rep. Kawainui offered the follow" ig res olution : Whereas, At the last session $500 was appropriated for repairs to Court-house at Hana, and nothing has been done; there fore, be it , Resolved, That the Minister of Interior be instructed to have the building repaired before it gets any worse. Adopted. THE ENGLISH BONDS. Noble Baldwin presented the fo .'owing resolution : Whereas, The English bonds sent to the Hawaiian Minister of Finance to be signed state that the interest coupons are to be paid at the house of Mattheson & Co., Lon don, 1 would respectfully ask the Min ister of Finance the following questions: 1. Have the house of Mattheson & Co. been paid out of the so-called charges for float ing the loan for doing the business in fu ture? 2. If not, then what commission is it agreed upon that they shall receive for doing this business, or what commission is it expected they w? ' charge? Minister Green, in answer, said: I have no positive knowledge what Mattheson & Co. had charged or what they were going to be paid. In my report, and also in Mr. Macfarlane's, it states that the issuing house Mattheson & Co. were to be paid 2 per cent. I have no doubt they have been paid that. I inquired of Mr. Macfar- lane what understanding there was with regard to the commission to be charged on the interest by Mattheson & Co. He was uncertain, but thought there would be some charge. If this Goverdment did not wish to continue the agents, tkey could make other arrangements. On the 6,0.9 they had made no charge so far. Noble Smith thought the replies ought to be in writing. Then when the matter 1 came before the House it would no doubt be referred to a special committee, and they should have all the replies before them. It was a difficult complex matter. These questions were asked to elicit in formation, so as the House could come to a right conclusion. NIGHT SESSIONS. Rep. Paris offered a resolution to- the effect that from and after this date evening sessions be held, commencing at 7 o'clock and closing at 9 o'clock. Rep. F. Brown moved the resolution be indefinitely postponed. Noble Townsend moved it be adopted. Agreed to. THE BONDS AGAIN, Noble Richardson moved the House con sider an Act authorizing the Minister ot Finance to execute and deliver certain bonds. Noble Castle said this raised the most important question of this session. There had been a large number of petitions and other matters laid before the House relat ing to this matter. He moved that all this matter on the Secretary's table, along with the bill, be referred to a special com mittee of five to be chosen by ballot. Minister Green I haye no objection to the matter going to a committee, but 1 think this House should hear the views of the Minister of Finance and the Cabinet before it goes to a committee. 1 presume it is in order for me to speak on Noble Castle's motion. I look upon this as a very important b;V. I wish the docu ments had been printed and were before i the House. I would like to know when they will be before the House. The dis cussion will no doubt open a wide range and I must have the reports before me for reference. Rep. F. Brown said the reports would be ready on Tuesday. It was the translation that had occupied so much time. Minister Green would submit it to the House to say whether they had better go on or wait uut'l Tuesday. Noble Catle did not think they would gain anything by deferring. He felt very strongly on this matter, which affected the credit and honor of this country. It had been given a bad name abroad. Noble Richardson said the reason tor his motion was that the bonds had to reach London December 31st, and there was a mail going this week. The motion to refer to a select committee of five, chosen by ballot, was adopted. Noble Castle nominated Nobles Young, Makee, Baldwin, Smith and Dole. Rep. C. Brown nominated Nobles Wide raann, Wight and Castle; Reps. Kawainui and F. Brown. Rep. Rice nominated Nobles Castle, Baldwin, Dole, Smith and Wight. Noble Waterhouse and Rep. C.Brown were appointed tellers. It was decided that a majority of votes should rule. Result of voting: Total votes cast, 4G. Castle 39, Baldwin 30, Dole 28, Dr. Wight 27, Smith 24, Widemann 19, Young 18, F. Brown 15, Kawainui, 14, Makee 9, Water house 2, Dowsett 1, Notley 1. Nobles Castle, Baldwin, Dole, Dr. Wight and Smith were elected. At 12:15 the House took a recess. Afternoon Session. The House re-assembled at 1:30 o'clock. UNFINISHED BUSINESS. The House resolved itself into Commit tee of the Whole to consider the Roard Board bill, Noble Townsend in the chair. The following three sections were passed as recommended by the majority of the committee : Section 9. The chairman of each Road Board shall at the end of each quarter, send to the Minister of the Interior a detail statement of the work done in his district during the quarter, and also a detailed financial statement. Such statement shall be sworn to before some person authorized to administer oaths. Section 10. The Superintendent of Pub lic Works shall render such assistance as t may be required by the respective Road Boards in designing and making specifica tions for bridges, or the execution of any engineering work. Section 11. In case the road tax money for any district shall be insufficient to keep the roads of such district in proper repair, the chairman of the Road Board for such district shall report such fact to the Minis ter of the Interior, and make a statement of estimated requirements; and the Min ister of the interior shall Irom time to time authorize such chairman to draw upon the Interior Department for such sums as the condition of the Treasury will warrant, charging the same to such appro priations as may be available for such purpose. The following section was adopted as recommended by the majority of the com mittee in their report : Section 12. The Minister of the Interior shall appoint and at his pleasure remove a Road Supervisor for the district of Hono lulu. Such Road Supervisor shall have charge of and care for all roads and road work in such district, subject to the direc tion and control of said Minister. The Minister of the Interior shall draw from the Treasury such sums as said district may be entitled to, as the same are re quired, and all claims and expenditures shall be first approved by him before being paid. fl. Rep. Kinney moved the adoption of a new section as follows: Section 13. Any person who shall v'olate any provision of sectiftn 8 of this Act shall upon conviction thereof be fined in a sum not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned at hard labor not to exceed three months. Noble Young thought the section superfluous, it was like pouring water on a drowned rat. The section was adopted. The title was then read. Several amended titles were presented but the House adopted the following of fered by Noble Young: An Act to amend the law concerning Road Supervisors and disposition of the road tax, and to establish local Road Boards and define their duties. The enactment clause was passed and then on motion of Noble Hitchcock the bill was passed by the committee as amended. . The committee then rose and the chair man reported to the House that the com mittee recommended the passage of the bill. The report of the committee was then adopted. The bill passed to engrossment and was ordered to be read a third time on Thurs day. ORDER OF THE DAY. Second reading of an Act to amend chapter 44 Session Laws I88G, relating to taxation, educational and judicial districts. Referred to Judiciary Committee. , Second reading of an Act to amend sec tion 1256 Civil Code relating to notaries public. Passed to engrossment and or dered to be read a third time on Thursday. Second reading of an Act relating to the descent of property. Read by title and referred to Judiciary Committee. Second reading of an Act to amend article 53 of the Constitution. Laid on the table. Third reading of an Act relating to the public health. Rep. Rice moved the bill pass. Noble Widemann asked if the $4000 salary proposed to be paid the President of the Board of Health was in the interest of economy. Minister Thurston said he would answer that question in fall when the matter of salary came up. Noble Widemann thought the better course would be to consider the salary now before the bill was passed. Noble Richardson said that if they passed the bill, as it was worded, it would be com pulsory for President. the Government to pay tin Minister Thurston What would you pav him ? y Noble Richardson You could; do it the same way as the Makiki claims. Noble Smith thought they might as we)l consider the matter now. Rep. Helekunihi did not believe in bur dening the people with another salary. e was in the House to support economy. ly paying a President he did not think they would get any more efficient services. Rep. Paehaole moved an amendment by striking out the words "except the Pre ident." Noble Smith moved to insert in the bill the words "that no salary shall be paid the ( President except as appropriated by the Legislature." Rep. Kauhane seconded the amendment. Rep. Kinney said if they were going to grapple with leprosy they must have one man who must have a judicial mind. If he is successful he will do more than any Ministry has done. This work had not been done properly by past Presidents. If they pay a salary the President who ever'he is. must attend to the work and not to his private business. There should be some system in the matter. Noble Young said he was in sympathy with economy as long as it was economy. He did not believe in hobby horses. lie spoke at length on the importance of stamp ing out leprosy. Noble Smith said one of the duties of this paid President would be to look alter the Government physicians. Some of them ought to be removed to-day. There has been no one to look after them. Every pre caution ought to be taken to stop the spread of this disease. Noble Widemann said there had been Presidents in the past who had done their duty. He doubted whether a paid Presi dent would leave his private business en tirely alone. Rep. Paris believed in having a man paid to look after the public health in general. Minister Thurston said the leper question was a tremendous one. If something was not done very quickly to stop it, they would find themselves in the same position as the lepers at Kalawao. Last session $201,000 were appropriated for the Board of Health. It must have a good man as President to disburse that appropriation. How had it been done the past six years? The last President sat in his office making treaties and appointing Consuls all over the world. The last Secretary of the Board was Tax Assessor and also ran a ranch. The real work was done by a clerk at $150 a month. One of the items in the appropriation was $50,000 for resident physicians. Some of them are very hard working men, wh"'e others just come here to make money. A man is wanted to go around and look after these physicians and see that they all do their work. There is an appropriation for medicines, which are to be distributed gra tuitously by these physicians. In one dis trict the incumbent has saved up these medicines. Two of them have charged Ha waiians who are entitled to free treatment. There are now about 700 lepers, and the probability is that before the next Legisla ture meets there will be 1,500. The Board of Health could collect 300 lepers in Hono lulu at any time if it wanted to. The work has to be done systematically. They must be brought in gently and quietty and not by force. With all this work to be done they must get a capable man as President, and would the Legislature say they would not pay him? Immense reform will have to be made at Kalawao. There is no sys tem or classification. It is the intention ot the Board to remedy it. One Minister can not do the work and properly attend to his duties. Politics, should be left out of this question. The Branch Hospital had been used for political purposes. There was no question about it, they must have a Presi dent, and he must be paid for his services. If not, the Legislature is simply telliug the Board what the Israelites told the Egyp tians, to go ahead and make bricks from straw. It can't be done. Rep. Kauhi said it was little use trying to find a cure for leprosy. They might search forever and they would never find it. The only cure is the grave. They might get the best doctor living and promise hiru $10,000 if he affected a cure. He might get his money, but he would get no cure There will be none until the ocean covered these islands. A motion to take a recess was put and lost. Rep. Nakaleka spoke of the physicians on Molokai,how they rode around and had a good time and neglected the work they were paid for. One of the means of ad vancing this country would be to grapple with leprosy. He moved the House now vote on the question. The amendment offered by Noble Smith was adopted and the b'll passed third read ing a3 amended. At 4 :58 the House adjourned to 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Legislative CliiC Cliat. A resolution was adopted- yesterday for holding night sessions. It fa'led to work. There was a broad smile on Rep. Kawai nui's face yesterday while listening to the Samoan report. The Minister of Finance voted yesterday to put himself in prison, as one member remarked. Some particulars of the $256 paid to King Malietoa by the Embassy is wanted. Won der what it was for? The House will no doubt take a holiday to-morrow. Well, some of the members need a rest; for instance, Nobles Notley t Wall, Bertelmann, Jaeger and Bailey Poor fellows I Just look how hard they have worked. Kep. Daniels is the tallest and fattest member, Noble Wight the shortest, Kep Kinney the youngest, Noble Smith the leanest, Noble Waterhouse the noisiest, Noble Jaeger the quietest and Kep. the handsomest. There was some mistake yesterday. Rep Rice got the bouquet instead of the Presi dent. And still Minister Thurston does not get ia to prayers. No signs of the Australia at 5 o'clock this morning.