The people of Honolulu gave gifts and clothes to immigrants recently arrived from Portugal and Spain.
The Spaniards, from inside the quarantine facility, sent this thank you message to the local newspaper:
“The immigrants of both sexes salute with a fraternal embrace the illustrious American Government, the Spanish Consul and the Committee of the Fair Sex and all the Citizens of Honolulu.
We thank this Republican People a million times for the attention which, on this memorable day, has ten shown us and our children and which we weill preserve in our memory as in indelible recollection which will never fade.
We wish health, a life full of prosperities so that for many years we may greet the new anniversary of the Nativity.
Quarantine Island, December 24, 1911.