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The Independent. (Honolulu, H.I.) 1895-1905, July 20, 1900, Image 2

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THE INDEPENDENT
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KDHUND NORKIE Editor
W HOEAOK WRIOHT AsiBtnnt
Editor
IteftldlnK In Honolulu
FRIDAY JULY 20 1900
THE TjEPEB QUESTION
Tho spooial agent of the FoBt
OfBoo Department bolievos that
measures must bo adopted which
will prevent tho inmates of tho
Leper Settlement to correspond
with their friends nntl business
ogonts except through an amanu
ensis
The agent knows his business of
course nud wo have noiault to find
with his ruling if tho ruling ia in
accord with that laid down by the
U S Post Oflice Department Wo
will not onter on a discussion
whether gorim of leprosy may be
spread through letters written by
lepers to their friends Mr Fliat
believes they can and the greatest
medioal authorities say they caunot
But how about money paper or
coin which tho lepers own and
forward to their families for their
support or for buying supplies for
them How about the moneys paid
into the stores at Kalaupapa by
lepers audjremitled to Honolulu
1 Will it bo necessary to have au
atuauuouBiB to handle tho cqin or
should a branch of the U S mints
be established at tho Settlement A
letter sent from a leper to one per
son can novor spread as many germs
as tho monoy which will be circu
lated among thousands of paoplo
It is well known that money is tho
great medium for tho spreading of
contagious disoaaos aud yet it has
novor boon suggested to deprive tho
lepers of their money and prevent
them from making their remit
tances Wo presumo tho Special
Agent will also stop those suffering
from consumption from writing
letters except per amanuensis and
his nest step will be to hove an
amanuensis appointed for every
ayphilitio porsou in the States
Whether leprosy is contagious is
a question which has nover been
nettled yet Armand Hansen the
greatest authority on tho subject
says it is not directly contagious
nud tho youuger soiontists who havo
made tho siokuoss a study follow in
his steps However the question
bofore us is how tho people of tho
Territory will receivo tho suggestion
attributed to Mr Flint Tho lepers
will resent it with good reason as
any other person would who was
ashed to write his confidential com
munications through oflioials ap
pointed bjr tho government It is
safe to say that uo complaints
against the officials would ever
roach tho friends of tho lepers or
tho press or headquarters
Tho Advertiser writes
The oharge is made by tho3o who
want to abolish segregation that tho
system has not abated tho white
plague iu tho least that there is
as much leprosy iu proportion to
tho whole number of inhabitants as
thero over was If this to true it
simply means that tho rules of
segregation are too las
We differ with tho Advertiser It
means that segregation is a failure
Why havent tho countries where
leprosy exists adopted segregation
aud why is it that the disease has
dourpasod in all and disappeared iu
UlOTFmnHfTJmf figmiiuiiiiiHuiiiiiMiu minwttuflini
Fomo whore at ono tirao it was a
droaded and common disease We
approve of segregation from a pure
ly scientific poiut of view beoausowo
would not wish to seo our at root a
filled by lepers as the stroets of
Naphs ore by beggars covered with
hideous noses and deformities But
we want the lepers treated in all re
spects as free citizens and if an at
tempt in made to tamper with their
mail aud to deprive them of the
eacrod secrecy of a letter wo predict
that the firit territorial legislature
will repeal tho laws relating to the
segregation of lepers
Mr Flint leaves this evening for
tho Settlement aud he will bavo an
opportunity to converse with many
intelligent men conversant with the
sentiment existing there and we be
lieve that he will find that wo voice
not the lepers only but the largo
majority of tho people of this Ter
ritory
THE REACTION
A correspondent asks us why the
banks and capitalists decline to ad
vance money on real estate or other
good securities Ho asks Us why
thero is a distinct depression in
trade during the last two months
why the sugar Blocks will not go
up why the premiums on exchange
havo dropped from 75 to 20 and
why our imports exceed ourexpdrtsi
Wo are not quito prepared to an
swer the important questions pro
pounded but wo should say that the
money lenders decline to advance
money on real estate because the
borrowers are placing an excessive
valuation on their properties Tho
banks as a rulo were willing to ad
vance loans on real estate to one
half or even two thirds of tho assess
able valuation If thero is sufficient
money iu the market wo believe tho
banks would continue to do so but
they will certainly placB their own
valuation on tho securities offered
and not accept that of the man who
believes we have a tremendous boom
Our correspondent insinuates that
the banks havo formed a ring for
the purpose of freezing out tho
small fry and more especially for
tho purpose of controlling the npxt
election aud the Legislature by
holding the whip band over tho
small property owners We dp not
beliove that politics play tho slight
eat figuro in tho present financial
situation or that the capitalists give
a thought to the next Legislature
They have troubles enough of their
owu for tho present
The depression iu trade is simply
due to tho lack of ready money and
to the fact that we are over stocked
with poople and under stocked with
business This is tho dull season
anyway and tho outlook for atrikos
and wars make people who havo
money wary of tboir cash
Tho sugar otooks will not go up
as long as tho labor question is set
tled Besides there are a groat deal
of assessable stocks to bo attended
to and tho holders have to do all
they cau te moot their obligations
Tho markot was inflated from the
beginning and tho baloon is ready
to burst
That tho premium on exohauge
has dropped was to be expected It
may be construed as a sign of a drop
iu tho prosperous condition of the
country but wo really dont boo why
even the proBont premium should be
as high as it is
Wo havo not boen ablo to ascer
tain to day whother our imports
really havo excooded our exports
which if it b a faot would bo an
alarming surprise If it is so wo
prasumo it is duo to the heavy im
ports of maohinory and material for
uow plantations and to the large
stock of goods ordered prior to our
bocomiug a Territory
That tho inevitable reaction to
our boom has corao is a Buro thing
and some disastrous results may bo
oxpoutud iu tho near future
IT
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TOPICS OF THE DAY
The columns of The Independent
aro always open to Oolonol O P
Iaukoa Wo publish with pleasure
his communication to day and ex
press our surprise that ho for a
moment can consider our remarks
about tho David affair an a personal
attack Wo simply tried to express
out admiration of the gallant col
onel in his fight against immorality
and congratulated morality ou hav
ing such a virtuoue champion We
take our hats off to the Duko of
Watalua P O address Haloiwa
GOBItEBPONDENOE
Iaukoa Objects
Ed The Independent
Haleiwa Waialua II I
19th of July f
You Beom to take especial delight
wheu makiug reference lo myself in
the columns of your paper to place
mo in the most light possiblo beforo
your readers I dont mind your
making personal attacks if you will
only allow mo au opportunity to
mako answer
In speaking of the Gharloy David
controversy you say that I consider
ed it a duty to go before the Court
and testify as to tho immorality of
my neighbor etc Now so far as
considering it a duty waa concerned
I would state that I was present by
request of tho Court and when ask
ed to testify I stated what I belioved
to be the truth
Perhaps if tho friends to whom I
entrusted my communication to tho
Star had not taken the liberty of
withholding it from publication you
would not I beloive have found
occasion to make this uncalled for
elur and attack upon mo
Your truly
C P Iaukea
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Fountain near tho Railroad Depot
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they enter tho building in which tho
Fountain is flowing
Court Notos
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was referred thofifth anuuil a
oiuntBoftho truBtoes of tho ostate
of Jas W Gay dooeaiml has filed
his report Ho has found everything
correct Bubmiltedod and ho thnrt
foro rocommond that tho said ao
counts as filed by tho said trustees
bo declared to bo approved by this
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