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go with and point out to you some of the conditions which othe might be kept from your observation. The commission will be p at no expense for any service I may be able to render. Persona believe that a satisfactory solution of this question is the only r that will justify my making a home on these islands, as if the pr conditions continue, even the professions will not be able to exist Yours, very respectfully,
E. TAPPAN TANNATT, Civil and Electrical Engine
MECHANIC LABOR VIEW.
EDITOR EVENING BULLETIN: In regard to the labor conditio the plantations, it is a known fact that the plantations must cheap labor or they can not keep on a paying basis. The edit the P. C. A. says the whites and Hawaiians do not protest with I beg to differ. They do.
But they are willing to sign a proposition to allow the planta to have all the Chinese, but not Japanese, they want for plant work, on the condition that the plantations will discharge all Askilled labor, such as blacksmiths, carpenters, engineers of all cla sugar boilers, painters, and all other skilled labor, and employ Hawaiians or whites for such work. By so doing they can get 5,000 to 10,000 to sign such a proposition. Otherwise there wi just so many sign against it.
As to the labor unions on the Coast, when they see that the sk labor is protected I do not think they will make any protest. they will know that the mechanics on these islands know best wh wanted.
If a law is passed at Washington allowing Chinese to come here there be a clause put in it so that if a plantation does employ A skilled labor they will be liable to a fine of not less than $100 more than $500 for each offense.
As to the Chinese going to the Coast, that can be stopped right by imposing a fine upon any captain who attempts to take them. Chinese should not be allowed to remain on these islands unless work on a rice or sugar plantation.
Sir, I am,
HONOLULU, September 16, 1902.
HONOLULU, HAWAII, September 25, 190 Hons. JOHN H. MITCHELL, J. R. BURTON, and A. G. FOSTER, Subcommittee of Senate Committee
on Pacific Islands and Porto Rico.
SIRS: Complaining of Governor Dole's attitude toward the Hawai people, and in support of the charge that he is not in harmony w intelligent self-government by the people of the Territory, it is resp fully submitted that at the last session of the legislature, instead suggesting to said legislature matters that might be considered for
vancement of the material interests of the Territory and proper legation that should be enacted, he constantly opposed and thwarted such ults and held defiantly aloof from the legislature and its commites. Instead of assisting the legislature by recommendation and mutual onference, as is customary elsewhere, he arrogantly declined the overres made to him, leaving the Hawaiians, in the novel position of leglating for the first time, to their own devices with an implied and even an actual threat that the errors and delinquencies on their part, or measures that might not meet his approval, would not only be ondemned and visited with arbitrary veto, but be taken advantage of for the purpose of creating the belief in the minds of members of Congress, the Chief Executive of the United States, and their Ameriin fellow-citizens generally that the Hawaiians were incapable of selfovernment and unworthy even of the franchise which had been given
in support of this, and for the sake of brevity, curtailing the general attitude of the governor, generally understood, though difficult pcitically to point out, one instance is hereby offered which, it is respectfully suggested, is indicative of the general course maintained by the executive toward a legislature making its first effort in the line of public service, as to which I will make an oral statement.
WAILUKU, MAUI, HAWAII, September 18, 1902.
Hon. JOHN H. MITCHELL,
Chairman Subcommittee of the
Senate Committee on Pacific Islands, etc.
SIR: In support of certain oral testimony given before your honorble commission in that behalf, we, the undersigned attorneys of the supreme court of this Territory and residents of the island of Maui, Territory of Hawaii, complain of John W. Kalua, circuit judge of the second judicial circuit of the said Territory, which said circuit includes the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe, and for cause of complaint against said judge charge and allege as follows:
I. That the said John W. Kalua was, on or about the 1st day of June, 100, appointed judge of the second circuit court of the Territory of Hawaii by the President, and ever since said date has been and now is the duly appointed, qualified, and acting judge thereof.
II. That the said John W. Kalua, while occupying the office of judge, and in his capacity as such, has been guilty of gross malfeasance in office and has committed divers unscrupulous, dishonest, and improper acts, among which may be cited the following:
(4) That one B. N. Kaula was committed by the district magistrate of the district of Wailuku, Maui, to appear before the circuit court, second circuit, at the December, 1900, term thereof, upon a charge of assault with a weapon eminently and obviously dangerous to life, to wit, an ax, upon the person of his wife, Mrs. Kaula; and that while ccupying the office of judge and knowing that the said Kaula would he brought before his court for trial, the said John W. Kalua visited the said B. N. Kaula while confined in the public prison at Wailuku, Awaiting trial at the convening of the said circuit court, and there held
a private interview and conversation with the said Kaula in the p yard, and your complainants are informed and believe and ther allege that the said John W. Kalua did at that time wantonly and ruptly promise and agree to and with the said Kaula that if he said Kaula, would plead guilty of said charge before said circuit c that he, the said John W. Kalua, as judge aforesaid, would mit and lessen the sentence which might otherwise be imposed against that thereafter and to wit, on the 11th day of December, 1900 said Kaula was arraigned for trial on said charge before the said W. Kalua as judge aforesaid; that the said Kaula did then plead g of said charge and was by said judge fined the nominal sum of and that for the services thus rendered him by the said John W. K the said Kaula did three days later, to wit, on the 14th day of De ber, 1900, make, execute, and deliver unto Polly Kalua, wife of said John W. Kalua, a deed to certain real property owned by the Kaula in Wailuku of the probable value of $200, a translated cop said deed being attached hereto, marked "Exhibit A," and made a hereof.
(b) That one Manuel Coelho was committed by the district m trate of Makawao, Maui, to appear before said circuit court a charge of larceny in the second degree, and your petitioners complainants are informed and believe, and therefore allege, that said Manuel Coelho, while awaiting the convening of the said cir court before which his trial was to be had, to wit, the June, 1901, t of said court, did approach the said John W. Kalua and did then there enter into a private agreement with him concerning the disp of said charge, and that the said John W. Kalua did then and th and while acting as judge as aforesaid, corruptly and in wanton di gard of his oath of office, promise and agree to and with the said Ma Coelho that should the said Coelho be convicted before said cir court he, the said judge, would, in passing sentence, reduce the s to a nominal punishment; that in pursuance of this preconcer arrangement the said Manuel Coelho did, on the 17th day of Ju 1901, come before the said John W. Kalua as judge aforesaid pleaded guilty of said charge, and was then by said judge fined there the nominal sum of $25.
(c) That in order to dispel any possible conclusion that the fore ing ridiculously small fines might have been actuated by the natu leniency of the said judge, we further allege that at the said Ju 1901, term of said circuit court (and being the same term at which said Coelho was fined) one Fred Wood, a negro from the State Florida, was arraigned thereon and pleaded guilty to a charge of b glary, wherein the said Wood had entered a store in the nightti and stolen therefrom about $900, but without any apparent intent or desire to do bodily harm to anyone, and this crime being defer ant's first breach of the law of this country, the said Wood was, up said plea, by the said John W. Kalua, as judge aforesaid, sentenced imprisonment at hard labor for the term of his natural life.
(d) That the said John W. Kalua, while occupying said office judge, has frequently come upon the bench under the influence liquor and so intoxicated as to be utterly unfit to perform the fun tions of his said office. That during the June, 1901, term of sa court, and also at the June, 1902, term thereof, the said John V Kalua, while presiding over said court, was often so stupefied by t
eruse of intoxicants as to be entirely ignorant of much of the prodings had before him. That on the 24th day of October, 1901, the d John W. Kalua, as judge aforesaid, held court for the purpose of sing upon certain matters coming before his court, and at that time was drunk and an utter disgrace to the honorable office he occues. The foregoing allegation is supported by the affidavit of W. F. gue, which is attached hereto, marked "Exhibit B," and made a art hereof.
1) That the said John W. Kalua is neither qualified nor competent hold the office of judge of a court of record; that his decisions are ually prepared by some third person, and his instructions are, in arly all cases, drawn up and prepared in toto by some inferior court hial. And even in cases where the said judge has no reason to be therwise than fair, his knowledge of law is so deficient as to woefully pardize the rights of litigants.
7) That, as a reflex of the general opinion of Judge Kalua held by e intelligent people of this island, we beg to submit herewith a copy f the Maui News, dated December 21, 1901, and containing an article aling with Judge Kalua, which said paper is marked "Exhibit C," tached hereto, and made a part hereof.
(2) And as a further evidence of the culpability of said John W. alua we beg to submit herewith a copy of a sworn complaint now of cord in the office of the clerk of this circuit court, filed against said ohn W. Kalua while he was occupying the position of circuit judge of this second circuit under the laws of the republic of Hawaii, and hich said complaint remains to this day on record wholly undenied. aid complaint is marked "Exhibit D," attached hereto, and made a art hereof.
Without the least malice toward Judge Kalua and regretting beyond measure that it has become necessary for us to prefer these charges gainst one with whom we are necessarily so closely associated, yet we eel that the limit of forbearance has been reached, and that it has become our duty to the people of this judicial circuit to ask your honrable commission, upon your return to Washington, to place these charges before the President and recommend the immediate removal of Judge Kalua from the office which he has too long disgraced. Very respectfully,
TERRITORY OF HAWAII,
JAMES L. COKE.
A. N. S. KEPOIKAI.
Island of Maui, 88:
I. James L. Coke, being first duly sworn, depose and say that I am one of the parties who signed the foregoing complaint and petition; that I know the contents of said complaint and petition, and that the Salle are true of my own knowledge, except as to those matters and tings which are alleged upon information and belief, and as to those Matters I believe them to be true.
JAMES L. COKE. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of September, 1902. [SEAL.] JAS. N. K. KEOLA, Notary Public, Second Judicial Circuit, Territory of Hawaii.
Know all men by these presents that I, B. N. Kaula (k), of Wailu Maui, Territory of Hawaii, in consideration of the sum of $100, to paid by Polly Kalua, wife of Hon. J. W. Kalua, of said Wailuku, receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged,. have bargained, sold, released unto the said Polly Kalua, her heirs and assigns, all my ri and title in law and equity in all that parcel of land situate at Ka Wailuku, Maui, aforesaid, and described in L. C. A. 2420, and c taining 0.65 acres, being the same land conveyed by Laea (w), my w who died intestate, by deed recorded in the office of registrar of veyances at Honolulu, island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, afores in liber 109, pages 95-96.
To have and to hold the said premises with all and singular appurtenances thereunto belonging and everything on said land u the said Polly Kalua and her heirs and assigns forever.
And I, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators. hereby covenant unto the said Polly Kalua that I am lawfully sei in the premises hereby conveyed; that the said premises are free: clear from all incumbrances; that I have good right to convey same; and that I, my executors and administrators, will warrant : defend the title to the said premises against the lawful claims demands of all persons whomsoever.
And I, Haliaka Moaikeahi (w), wife of said B. N. Kaula (k), for consideration aforesaid, do hereby grant, convey, and release all title and interest as said wife in the above granted premises, unto t said Polly Kalua and her heirs and assigns forever.
In witness whereof the said B. N. Kaula and Haliaka Moaikea his wife, have hereunto set their hands and seals this 14th day December, A. D. 1900, at said Wailuku.
In presence of
JAS. N. K. KEOLA.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, Island of Maui, ss:
B. N. KAULA.
On this 14th day of December, A. D. 1900, personally appeared bef me, B. N. Kaula (k) and Haliaka Moaikeahi (w), his wife, to me know and known to me to be the persons described in and who executed t foregoing instrument, who severally acknowledged to me that th executed the same freely and voluntarily for the uses and purpos therein set forth. And the said Haliaka Moaikeahi (w), on an exam nation by me separate and apart from her said husband, acknowledg that she had executed the same freely without fear or compulsion her said husband. [SEAL.]
JAS. N. K. KEOLA, Notary Public, Second Judicial Circuit.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII, Island of Maui, ss:
I, W. F. Pogue, of Nahiku, island of Maui, Territory of Hawai being first duly sworn, depose and say that during the month of Oct ber, A. D. 1901, I was manager of the Kihei Plantation Company,