RESPONSE TO THE POLICE OF KALAUPAPA.
Mr. Editor of Ke Aloha Aina,
May it please your honorable to allow me the mouth of our cannon, and may you flash so that the honored members of the Legislature may see this:
The officers of Kalaupapa nei have made a petition asking the Legislature to increase their salary to $30 per month, being that their current pay is just $20; the asking of the officers for $30 a month is very questionable. What great work do we see them doing; is it going around to the homes of the patients and entering without search warrants, or when the Sheriff gives them orders, these officers do as they please?
They brush aside the orders from their Sheriff and return; they did not put their petition before their head, J. K. Waiamau [Deputy Superintendent], and I hear that they were all admonished; I truly believe that $20 a month is enough for them.
Here is another thing, your writer has heard that five kokua are being sent out, two men and three women. They have only two weeks to ready their belongings. Our Superintendent [McVeigh] is bristling. I stop my pen here, and to the metal typesetting boys goes my greeting of good-bye all.
H. K. AKAMU.
Kalaupapa, Molokai, April 21, 1903.
(Aloha Aina, 4/25/1903, p. 8)