Pardons granted by Governor Pinkham, 1915.

GOVERNOR PARDONED A PRISONER.

This past Friday, Governor Pinkham forgave the punishment of a prisoner, and released for good five convicts from their imprisonment at Kawa.

The one who was pardoned was George Kealoha. He was found guilty on the 10th of this past month, November, for injuring a soldier, and the sentence he received from Judge Ashford was one year in prison.

From what was said, the reason for that the Governor ended the sentence of George Kealoha was because of a plea put before him, and in this document, it said that the wife of George Kealoha was very close to giving birth, and therefore, the Governor listened and signed his name to a document to end the sentence of that Hawaiian man.

Because of the many prisoners, they were released by the Governor; they were people who were imprisoned for some years but yet did not serve out their sentence.

(Kuokoa, 3/5/1915, p. 1)

HOOKUU KE KIAAINA I KEKAHI PAAHAO.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIII, Helu 10, Aoao 1. Maraki 5, 1915.

Political prisoners released by the Provisional Government, 1895.

Political Prisoners.

This past Thursday, Independence Day [La Kuokoa] and also Day of Thanksgiving to God for the deceitful ones, some political prisoners were released, they being W. H. Rickard [W. H. Rikada], T. B. Walker [T. B. Waka], Toma Pule, Kauai, D. Damien [D. Damiena], R. Palau, and Apelahama. As for the haole, after the two of them were read their pardons,  they were given the thanks of President Dole and some Hawaiians as well.¹ Some other political prisoners were no released, but perhaps will be released some time in the future.

¹See correction in comment below.

(Makaainana, 12/2/1895, p. 1)

Na Pio Kalaiaina.

Ka Makaainana, Buke IV—Ano Hou, Helu 23, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 2, 1895.

On taxation and leprosy patients, 1875.

The Leprosy Patients are Taxed!

Mr. Editor; Aloha:—

On the 2nd of this December, the Tax Assessor [Luna Auhau] of this island of Molokai came in person to the colony of Kalawao, the place of the castaways who are afflicted with wounds of an incurable sickness, that being leprosy [mai lepera], which is called he Chinese sickness [mai Pake].

Therefore, the Tax Assessor is acting as per his power under the Law; the taxing of animals, all except the body of man. And as such, I am announcing before all of our fellow people, that this is a major thing, because from the beginning of the enforcement of this law upon people afflicted with leprosy and who are set apart as based on the intent of the edict of the Board of Health; this is the first time this sort of thing has come before the patience, as it has almost been ten years that these people have been living as prisoners in the penitentiary of the law.

Through this, I am announcing clearly to all the people living all over outside of the boundaries of the land of the skeletons. This is astonishing that those dead to the law are being taxed. So if leprosy patients are taxable in this way, then those imprisoned in Kawa [the government prison] should be taxed, for they are better off than those living here in the Colony of Kalawao; those people, there is a given time when they will once again receive their Civil rights, but we here (the leprosy patience), we will not have a time when we are relieved, because the law follows after our steps, and takes from us even the tiniest of rights that we have.

This is the Era of King Kalakaua, and the character of the history of his reign is being prepared; so “Recognize your fellow man, and don’t waste your aloha on dogs.” Aloha no. SILOAMA.¹

Kalawao, Dec. 3, 1875

¹Siloama is probably a pen name; it is the Protestant church in Kalawao.

(Kuokoa, 12/11/1875, p. 4)

Ua Auhauia na mai Lepera!

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIV, Helu 50, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 11, 1875.