NEWS FROM THE LAND OF SUFFERING, KALAUPAPA, MOLOKAI.
Mr. Editor, Ke Aloha Aina.
In accordance with what was approved of by the legislature of 1909 or 1911, the people of the patient colony of Kalawao will be examined every two years and the people who are determined by the doctor to be cured will be released.
Therefore, the doctors entered the pali on the 4th of this month, and 28 people were examined and 13 will be released, whose names are:
Kahawaii, Kealoha Keaweamahi, Meliaka, Kamai Libonio, Kealanaukana, Malie Keaniani, R. Puulei, M. Carreara, S. Palapala, M. Machado, Apolonia, H. Kahoalii and Mrs. John M. Bright.
On the 25th of July, Meliaka will have spent 24 years in this land of suffering, and on the 14th of that very month, Kealoha Keaweamahi will have spent 22 years, and the two of them are perhaps the ones who have lived the longest in this land which we adopt.
How will the legislature assist these citizens who will leave this land called, “The grave where Hawaiians are being buried alive”? How heart wrenching.
Blessed be our Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, Amen.
JOHN T. UNEA.
(Aloha Aina, 4/13/1917, p. 1)