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VOL. XXIII., NO. 4268. HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1896. PRICE FIVE CENTS. i 5 I DR. JENNIE HILDEBRAND. telephone. 923. Office, Cokxkk Fokt and Bkke tania .Streets. Odce Hour;: 9 to 1 1 a.m.. 1 to -4 p.m. Snnd vn, 9 to 10 H.ru. WILLIAM C. PARKE, Attorney at Law Agent to Take Acknowledgments Otfice at Kaab'ituaiu St., Honolulu H.I. LYLE A. DICKEY, Attorney at Law 11 KA.ABUUA.NU STREET. Telephone 345. GILBERT F. LITTLE, Attorney at Law, HILO. HAWAII. DR. G. Clifford RYDER, FORMERLY OF THE: CALIFORNIA STATE WOMAN'S HOSPITAL Office: No. 73 BereUnia street, opposite the Hawaiian Hotel. TELEPHONE 244. GEO. H. HUDDY, D.D.S. Dentist. Fort Street, Opposite Catholic Mission. Honrs, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. DR. I. MORI, Office Fort street near Beretania. Pours 7 to jv30 a. OH. and 4 to 8:30 p. m. Satur day ami Sunday, I to 5 p. ni. Telephone 530. Residence Arlington Hotel. DR. E. C. SURMANN GARDEN LANE. Telephone 181. M. E. GROSSMAN, D.D.S. Dentist. 98 HOTEL STREET, HONOLULU. Office Hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. M. W. McCHESNEY & SONS WHOLESALE GROCSK8 AND DEALKR9 IN Leather and :- Shoe Findings. AGENTS Honolulu Soap Works Company and Hono'ul'i Tannery. ATLAS ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON. ASSETS : : : $10,000,000. H. W. Schmidt & Sons, Agents for the Hawaiian Islands. HAWAIIAN HARDWARE CO., re, 307 Fort Street - - - Honolulu. MRS H. HERBERT LABOR BUREAU ;OS Merchant Street. TELEPHONE 139. H. HACKFELD & CO., Corner Fort and Queen 3ts.. Honolulu. GONSALVES & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS AND W I N E M BBC H ANTS . 25 Queen Street, Honlulu. H. 1. lVGLE HOUSE, Family Hotel. NUUANU AVENUE Mk. McLkax. Proprietor. Pr day $1.50; per week $t.50. Special moathly "ratf s. Finest location in the city. Cutlery Classwo Genera AMIS SPFCIA1 BUSINESS 1TKMS. J. T. Lund. 128 and 130 Fort street, opposi Club Stabl s, nidkes Brass Signs to order. Nickel Plating a Spe cialty. Bicycles repaired and for sale. JAMES L. HOLT, General Business Agent, Accountant and Collector. Office on Kaahumanu street. Tel phone 639. Prompt attention guaranteed. Ail kinds of SECOND HAND FURNI TURE sold cheap for cah at the I X L, corner Nuuanu and King streets. If you want to sell out your furniture in its entirety, or for bargains, call at the I X L, corner Nuuanu and King streets. A. J. Derby, D. D. S. Dental rooms, 100 Alakea street, between Beretania and Hotel. Treatment of dead teeth and roots a specialty. Office hours, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Telephone 615. THE SINGER received 54 first awards for sewing machines and embroidery work at the World's Fair, Chicago, 111., being the largest number of awards ob tained by any exhibitor, and more than double the number given to all other sewing machines. For sale, lease and rent. Repairing, done. B. BERGER SEN, 113 Bethel street. i City Carriage Company have removed to the corner of Fort and Merchant Sts Telephone No. 113. First-class carri ages at all hours. JOHN S. ANDRADE G. R. Harrison, Practical Piano and Organ Maker and Tuner, can furnish best factory references. Orders left at the Hawaiian News Co. will receive prompt attention. All work guaranteed to be the same as done in factory. Sans Souci Seaside Resort. The pleasantest, quietest, shadiest and most perfectly appointed seaside resort on the Island-. It is only four miles from, the heart of the citv and "within easy reach of the tramcars, which run every twenty minutes or oftener. Elegantly "furnished detached OOttages or rooms are obtained on easy terms The table is superior to thai of any of the city hotels and all tne ntodern conveniences are provided. Picnics and bathing parties can obtain extra accommodations by telephoning in tdvanee. 'I he bathing facilities of Sans Souci are superior to those of any place on the heach. 4157-tf H. MAY & CO., Retail 98 FOKT STREET. Telephone 22. P. O. Box 470. LEWERS & COOKE, Sir cssors to Lewers & Dickson, Importers and Dealers in Lumber nd All Kinds of Bailding Materia . NO. 82 FOKT STREET, HONOLULU. LEWIS & CO., 111 FORT STREET. Telephone 240. P. O. Box 29 HONOLULU IRON WORKS CO., Steam Engines, Boilers, Sugar Mills, Coolers, Brass and Lead Castings, And 'achinery of every description made to order. Paiticular attention paid to ships' blacksmithing. Job work executed on the shortest notice. DAVID K. BAKER. Florist NciAM- Valley Above the Mausoleum All orders niven prompt and faithful attention. No extra en i rare 'or delivering flowers to any pa't of the city. Leis. Moun tain Greens and Carnations a specialty. 4258-y C-Telethone 747." AGENCY OF Kobe Immigration Company. Office at A. L M. Robertson's Law Office. Honolulu. P. O. Box 116. t elephone 539 4211-tf S. KIMURA. WHOLESALE DEALER IN Japanese Wines, Liquors AND PROVISIONS. Saki a specialty. ALLEN SHEET. TELEPHONE 704. JOHN PHILLIPS, Plumber. HOTEL STREET, Near FORT. Telephone. 302. 4208-tf N. FERNANDEZ, Notary Public and Typewriter, U KAAHUMANU STREET P. O. Box 336. Telephone 34. wnoesoe id 10ft e and Mi Grocers AN ACT TO MITIGATE. Public Meeting Held Yesterday Afternoon. SHOULD BE REPEALED. Representative Citizens Present Able Addresses by tlie People Rev. II. W. Peek States the Case Attorney Genera! tor Iefeuse Vote Taken. The open meeting in the hall of fhe House of Representatives was well at tended yesterday by a class of men rep resenting the law and order element in Honolulu. The oject of the meeting was the discussion of an act recently intro duced by Representative Bond at the re quest of Rev. H. W. Peck, and entitled "An Act to repeal an act entitled an act to mitigate the evils of prostitution in Honolulu." There were1 present Captain Trippe W. A. Bowen, Theo. Richards, T. G Thrum. Rev. Seieno Bishop, Rev. J. Leadingham, Dr. Hiram Bingham, A B. Loebenstein, James Mclnerny, Wil lie Love, David Dayton, W. C. Parke Adj. Pratt, J. B. Atherton, Dr. Rodgers Rev. C. M. Hyde, Rev. H. W. Peck, Prof. W D. Alexander, Rev. O. H. Gu- lick, W. W. Hall, Dr. Russell, Dr. My ers, Dr. Smith (U. S. S. Adams), Will Prestige, W. J. Gallagher, Rev. T. D Garvin, F. W. Damon, Chaplain Cam era and Dr. Andrews Among the represenatives and of ficials were Attorney General Smith, Dr. Monsarrat, Representatives Rich aids, E. C. Winstan, Robertson, Bond Hanuna, Kaeo and liycroft. The proceedings opened by Mr. Feck reading the act and expressing his views upon the subject, denouncing, Ou Act to Mitigate as something which tended to aggravate rather than lessen the evils of prostitution. He quoted au thorities on the subject and extracts from a paper read by a prominent at torney, proving conclusively that the Act to Mitigate does not mitigate pros titution, but on the contrary, tends to increase the evil. T1k speaker asserted that there were from five hundred to six hundred pros titutes in Honolulu among the Hawaii- ans. while but forty were registered under the act. There were sixty Jap anese women registered, while there were four hundred plying an illicit vo cation. Minister Smith interrupted the speak er to ask where he obtained his figures Mr. Peck From J. D. McVeigh, of the Board of Health. Minister Smith He knows nothing about it; prostitutes :ue not in his de partment. Rev. Peck Just wait a moment and I will tell you that he doe. Mr. Peck then detailed the informa tion he obtained from Mr. McVeigh as to the manner of bringing in Japanese prostitutes from Japan. To prove fur ther that the Act to Mitigate was not what it was represented, he showed. according to the official reports, that out of 107 registered prostitutes in the city last week, but forty-seven present ed ' themselves for examination. Con tinuing, he said: "The law is practically turning the Queen's Hospital into a lazaretto, or free pest house for prostitutes. He quoted several physicians as saying the law was not effective unless men would submit themselves to the same sanitary treatment. Rep. Robertson asked if the reverend gentleman had considered what the re sult of the repeal of the Act would be. Mr. Peck said a law was now ready and had been presented to the Legisla ture. This law would prevent hackmen from soliciting for women or procuring women for men. Rev. C. M. Hyde said he was not fa miliar with the law until he saw a na tive girl taken away from her home to be registered. Dr. Hyde read extracts from a book relating to a similar law in force in France and England. Hiram Bingham wanted to be put on record as being opposed to the law to mitigate. He was interested in the measure for the sake of the Gilbert Islanders. He had lived among them and looked after 1,500 of them who were here as plantation hands and who had heard of the Act to Mitigate and looked upon it as something good. One of these people was a registered pros titute. Those Gilbert Islanders w..u had gone back to their homes at the ex piration of their contract told of the law, and it had a bad effect upon fe, males there. Prof. Theo. Richards opposed th1 present law in a long speech, and ask d some one to speak in favor of it. so that side of the case might be presented He supposed the law was passed to drive women away from prostitution through shame at having to register i themselves as prostitutes, but a woman who will paint herself and sit at a window and solicit trade, not by word of mouth, but by her presence, was too ! hardened to be affected by such a law Dr. Rodgers said he was glad to heai the previous speaker say he knew nothing about the shady side of Hono lulu, for it was evident he did not. As an honest man and, he hoped, a Christ ian, he must say he was opposed to the repeal of the law. As a resident in Ho nolulu for seventeen years, and as a practicing physician for a part of that time, he knew of the benefits of the Act. The previous speaker had made the statement that these prostitutes insinuate themselves upon the men; they don't. The men run after the women. Dr. Hyde's statements from the English publication were irrelevant It is folly to say that our law was mod eled after the one he had read, because ours was enacted five years before. Prostitution is not legalized in Ho nolulu, nor does the Government say that the Act to Mitigate reduces the number of prostitutes, but it certainly ameliorates the evils which go hand in ham with it. Women who make it a business are to be known, and for that reason are registered. They tell us that to make the Act to Mitigate effective its provisions should be indicted upon men. This would be impossible, because men are not prostitutes. A. B. Loebenstein spoke against the repeal of the Act, and pointed out wherein the act wras a benefit to man kind. He refuted the statement made by Mr. Peck to the effect that it was not carried out in outer districts. He said when the whalers were at Lahaiu;) years ago the law was enforced, but nowf there wras no necessity for it there. Referring to the movement on the part of Mr. Peck, he questioned if a law could be enacted that would kill the lust which exists in the average man. To get at the evil it was not enough to trim the leaves; they must go deeper. Let the spiritual members of the com munity look to their duties as preachers and bring the morals of the Hawaiians and the whites up to a standard where lasciviousness would not be a component part of the composition of humanity. When that was done there would be no occasion for an Act to Mitigate; but until the clergy and the workers in the Lord's vineyard had ac complished that which human kind had been working for since the creation, the Board of Health conld not do better, than enforce the provisions of the Act to Mitigate. At the request of Attorney General Smith. David Dayton, who was here when the Act was passed in 1860, and who has served as President of the Board of Health and District Judge many years since then, answered a number of questions put to him. He deplored the attempt of a portion of the community to repeal a law which he had positive evidence had wrought Wondrous beneficial changes in the san itary condition of the prostitutes in Ho nolulu. He would not say that it les sened the number of women, but it did improve their sanitary condition. In olden times he had found entire fam ilies suffering, from venerial disease but the Act to Mitigate had stopped all that. He did not think it possible that there were as many prostitutes in Ho nolulu as Mr. Peck had stated. Frank W. Damon spoke feelingly of the evils of prostitution and the effect the women of this class in the crowded part of the city had on the-morals of the young boys who are growing up in Honolulu. He made an earnest appeal to the Legislature to act' upon the bill promptly. The chart that had been published in the Advertiser was lfke a bomb shell to those of the community who hau lived in ignorance of the con dition of affairs. Mr. Bowen, of Castle & Cooke, spoke in favor of repealing the act, and ably supported Mr. Peck in his movement to ward reforming the city. Dr. Andrews opposed the repeal of the act quite as strongly as did W. O. Smith. The men who through their profes sion or as officials of the Government came oftenest in contact with this class of women were loud in opposing any attempt to repeal an act which they knew had done much good. At the close of the meeting, a few minutes before 5 o'clock, a vote was taken, which showed a large majority in favor of repealing the Act. The other bill, in which the hackmen are the spe cial target, will be considered in open meeting today. Emma Square Band Concert. It is most likely that people will for get that today is Saturday, since yester day seemed much like that day to a great many people; but they will be re minded of their absentmindeeTness by the Hawaiian Band in the following concert in Emma Square at 4:30 p. m.: Overture Eliza and Claudia M rcandante Ballad The Last Watch Tinsuti March Triumph of Time (new). .Sous-i Selection Marl tana allace riallad The Palms by request). .Faure 'Valtz Thousand and One Nights... StrausS si HIE B 1SIC. Capital Program for Services Tomorrow. CHOICE OF THKEE (IURCHES. Anglican c baron Honda the List Mrs. Turner at Central Unlos 8verl Excellent Solon 4 Christ t. Risen." Father Valentino at th Cathedral. The various church choirs in Hono lulu have been practicing for weeks on the musical part of the services for to morrow. The Anglican Choir, long recogniz ed leaders in church music, have work- WRAY TAYLOR. Anglican Cathedral. ed hard, and notwithstanding the severe illness of Prof. Yarndley, the choir is quite up to the standard. Mr. Wray Taylor, organist, has lent valuable aid during, Prof. Yarndley's forced absence. Following is the program for the ser vices of both congregations during the day and evening; Cathedral Congregation. At 6:30 a. m. Choral celebration of Holy Communion. Kyrie and Sanctus Woodward Hymn At the Lamb's High Feast.. Hymn Alleluia! Sing to Jesus At 11 a. m. Morning prayer (choral), wih sermon. Festival Responses Tallio Anthem Christ Our Passover Heathcote Te Deum in C Stainer Bened ictus . . . .Woods Hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Today. Hymn Christ Is Risen Hymn Christ, the Lord, Is Risen. . . . At 12 noon. Celebration of Holy Communion. At 3:30 p. m. Evensong in Hawaiian and sermon. The special Easter hymns will be sung and Tallis responses. At 7:30 p. m. Evensong, with ser mon. Magnificat Barnby Nunc Dimittis Beethoven Hymn The Strife Is O'er Hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Today. . Hymn Jesus, the World's Redeem ing Lord Second Congregation. At 5:30 a. m. Celebration of Holy Communion. At 9:15 a. m. Morning prayer, with s rmon. followed by Holy Communion. Cawl Oh, the Gold' n Morning Le .Teune Festival Responses Tallis Anthem Christ Our Passover Cramer Te Deum in C Dressier Jubilat in G Holden Anthem I Know That My Redeemer Liveth Handel (Solo by Miss McGrew.) Hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen To Day Hymn The Strife Is O'er Communion Service Smart in G At 6:30 p. m. Evensong with s rmon. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittes to dou ble chants Anthem Christ Being Raised .. .Elvej Hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Hymn Christ. Che Lord, Is Risen.. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report ABSOLUTELY P?J Central r n ion church. With the valuable addition of An nit? Montague Turner, the choir in Central Union Church is enabled to offer a mm sical program of rare excellence for to morrow . Mrs. Turner's capital voice won for her a magnificent record in the Colonies, as it did here prior to her de parture Her retuTB to Honolulu was a harbinger of better times for the music loving portion of the community. Fol lowing is the program arranged for tot morrow: Morning Service. Organ Prelude Fantasia 13. Tours Anthem- Christ Is Risen Shelley Antlnm Christ Our Passover Schilling Offertory Mrs. A. Turner "I Know That My EtodMOMT Liveth" Handel Response The Strife Is O'er Mendelssohn Postlude Festal March Calkin Evening Service. Prelude Aujus Aniinam Rossini Anthem Christ is Risen D. Buck Anthem Christ Our Passover.. D. Buck Offertory The Angels' Easter Song.. Brewer Miss J. R. Axtell. FATHER VALENTINE. Catholic Church. Response Great Redeemer Cluck Postlude Scherzo Symphonlque Lemmena Soloists Mrs. A. Turner, Mrs. J. M. Paty, Miss J. R. Axtell. Mr. W. H. Hoogs, Mr. Ingalls, Mr. Wiehman, Mr. J. Wood. Organist and Choir Leader Mius Nettie Burhans. Cathii- Cathedral, Under the leadership of Rev. Father Valentine, a priest with a magnifieent baritone voice, the following excellent program will be presented: MORNING. 9 a. m., Mass. Music by the College. At 10:30 a. m.. iTinh Pontifical Mass. Singing by the Church Choir. Mass In four voices by Battman. The College? Band will assist in this mass. AFTERNOON 3 P. M. Confirmation. Benediction. Music. L Lauda Sion. 2. Regina Coeli. 3. Tantum Ergo. 4. Christus Vincit (East er Hymns.) TIIK WORK BEGINS. On the liltf Convent Ion Hall in M . LoulS, to h IToartj by June. ST. LOUIS, March IL- Tomorrow work will be begun on the Auditorium, in which will be held the Republican National Convention next June, a con tract and bond with Contractor Rich ard P. McClure of this city, to build the structure for $53,000, having been sign ed this evening. In addition to this, several thousand dollars will have to be. spent on lighting and decorations, and the total cost, It is thought, will reach $60,000. According to the plans and specifi cations the structure must be completed by June 1st and removed again after November 1st. The hall will be the largest that has ever been specially erected for a National Convention, and will comfortably seat 14,000 people. The Populist National Convention will also be held in this hall in July. The Hawaiian Gaxetti (semi weekly) and the ADVERTI8BR con tain all the news of the week. Mail them with your letters today. To be had in wrappers at news stands and publication office. Baking Powder I