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REPUBLICANS INADVERTENTLY TELL DAMAGING TRUTHS
"What Ave want here is white labor,
white, white, WHITE to compete, with
Iluwaiinns," declared a Republican orator
on the stump at Moiliili last Wednesday
evening. "We want white immigrants,
do you hear me? white, white,
The Republicans are unfortunate
enough to have selected as one of their
campaign orators a man who, in certain
moments of exhilaration, tells the truth
and it is the truth that hurts the Republican
party. It is the truth that
they can't stand, and Judge W. H.
Stanley's speech at Moiliili, in which
he did the unprecedented thing, for a
Republican, of telling the truth, has
damaged the Republican cause more
than anything the Democrats would
have thought of saying.
Judge Stanley's speech Avas illuminating
as defining exactly what the Republican
policy, as dictated by the
special interests, really is. The judge
appeared on the stand attired in a dress
suit, having just come from a banquet,
and immediately began to make his Republican
brethren squirm. He stated
that he was an Englishman born, but
was an American citizen because he
couldn't help it, having been made a
voter by virtue of the annexation of
Hawaii to the United States. He seemed
to regret this very much, but was
ready to bear Ihe ignominy with Christian
resignation. At the same time, he
commiserated with the ITawaiians for
having been involved in the same calamity.
Then Mr. Stanley turned his attention
to the Republican candidate for
county treasurer. "The reason Mr.
Trent lias been elected three times running,"
he said, "is because the Republicans
have never before put up a decent
man against him." Which is extremely
complimentary to Harry von Holt,
Prod Waterhouse, George Beekley, and
the late Charles Booth, all of whom
have been candidates on the Republican
ticket for the treasurership and
three of whom are yet regarded as Republican
wheelhorses. "We have never
before had a decent candidate for the
office," repeated Judge Stanley, "but
this time we have."
"Th Republican candidate for the
treasurership, gentlemen, is not a Christian.
He is not a Methodist or a Baptist
or a Mormon or an Episcopalian or of
any other God-damned religion. Therefore
you ought to vote for him."
By this time the Republican leaders
on the platform and in the audience
were frantic and were trying by every
REPUBLICANS RESORT TO
Desperate in their extremity, fearful
of the wrath that is upon them, the Republicans
have reachd the point of folly
where they are resorting to coercion
and intimidation in a hopeless attempt
to bolster up their losing cause. Whatever
respect they may once have had
for law and decency has been sunk in
their straining efforts to win at any
cost and by any means.
Men in the employ of Republican corporations
have been threatened with
summary dismissal unless they would
promise to stop advocating the principles
of Democracy. In its folly and fatuous
tyrrany the Republican oligarchy
has gone even farther. Men who have
dared to oppose the selfish policy advocated
by the sugar barons and their dependents
have actually been discharged
from their positions, on no ground other
than that they have refused to stand for
the evil conditions that now prevail in
this sugar-coated Territory.
Up to the present there have been no
reports of men being sandbagged or
clubbed for advocating Democracy and
refusing to accept the dictates of those
who, by virtue of their inflated bank accounts,
own the Territory of Hawaii
and juggle with the rights of its citizens,
but it is nearly three weeks yet-
means in their power to make Stanley
shut up, but he was wound up and refused
to pay any attention to their
kicks, stage whispers, horrified countenances
and other strong hints, but
sailed gaily ahead with his damning
"We want white labor here, to compete
with the Ilawaiians," he continued,
whereat several native voters
snorted and left the meeting in enlightened
disgust. "Wo don't want people
of other nationalities; we want whites,
whites, WHITES! And if you want
white labor, you must vote for the
white candidates and get white labor
to compete with the Ilawaiians."
Whereat several of the candidates
and all the party leaders threw several
different kinds of fits.
Bob Shingle, candidate for the
arrived hurriedly, explaining
as, attired still in an overcoat, he took
his place on the platform, that he didn't
know what the people of Moiliili wanted
him to talk about, as he was late,
having just come from a fine dinner.
But, Mr. Shingle, too, told one truth
that, -while unintentional, is likewise illuminating.
"The Republican party," he said, "is
the only party in Hawaii that has ever
represented the interests!
"You're right," yelled the Democrats,
who constituted most of the audience.
"The Republican party represents
the special interests."
Mr. Shingle and Judge Stanley each
told the truth concerning the aims and
ambitions of the Republican party, but
they are each due for a severe call-down
from the party managers, for the
truth is something that the Republicans
in Ibis campaign cannot afford to tell.
Better can they afford to follow the
example set by Norman Watkins at
the meeting at which he spoke, where
he contented himself by applying the
epithet "liar" to every Democrat
whose name lie mentioned. Fred Tur-rill
was a liar, Link MeCandless was a
liar. R. II. Trent a liar, all Democrats
were liars, according to Mr. Watkins.
And this was about the extent of his
It lias not yet been learned whether
or not E. D. Tenney has done this year
as he did two years ago sent out letters
to all the plantation managers, ordering
them to elect Mr. Watkins.
"Mr. Watkins must be elected," wrote
Mr. Tenney, during the last campaign
and Mr. Tenney's letters defeated
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until election and no one can say what
may happen in that time.
Do the sugar plantation barons,
the Republican bosses, the lords of
the earth, the "Few of Us," think that
the voters of Hawaii are going to tolerate
such methods long? Are they so
blind that they cannot see the cloud,
now considerably larger than a man's
hand, that is looming on the political
horizon? Coercion and intimidation,
the last desperate weapons of affrighted
Republicanism in Hawaii, will inevitably
prove to be boomerangs when the
voters have an opportunity, on the 8th
of next November, to say what they
think of such warfare.
Drunken men often speak the truth.
The funniest thing in the whole campaign
so far is the squabble between
"T. R." and Lorrin Thurston. Each
inadvertently let slip a few truths concerning
Republicanism in Hawaii that
are rather illuminating. The editorial
brawl brings to mind once more the
slippery way in which Kuhio last July
managed to avoid taking a stand on the
prohibition question. It took hard
work on the part of the Advertiser to
smoke him out and get him to tell in
advance how he was going to Vote.
GRATUITOUS INSULT TO
When the legislature of 1909 provided
Walter F. Frear, Governor of the
Territory of Hawaii by the grace of
William Howard Taft, with a contingent
fund of $50,000, it was not with
the intention that His Excellency
should use the money gratuitously to
insult not only the legislators themselves,
but also the electorate of the
Territory. But that is the use to which
Governor Frear, high priest of Republicanism
has put at least a
part of the money entrusted to his care.
Hardly had the legislature adjourned
and the members scattered to their
homes, when the Governor metaphorically
put his thumb to his nose and
twiddled derisive fingers at them.
Hardly a dignified gesture, perhaps, for
so ultra-dignified a gentleman, but a
man with $50,000 of pin money to
spend as he pleases can afford to be a
r lie gay and festive, especially when
lie thinks what a beautiful opportunity
he has to show the vulgar crowd of
volers how little they really are in the
estimation of their lord and master, the
chief executive of the Territory.
When the salary appropriation bill
was under consideration, the legislature
with intent to prevent useless extravagance
and prune out unnecessary
offices, decided that one deputy was all
the attorney general needed, so they
provided a salary of $250 a month for
Mr. Sutton, and cut the other deputy
out entirely. This was not done until
after Ihe matter had been thoroughly
But see what happened. As soon as
the legislature adjourned, leaving him
with his $50,000 of pin money to play
with, Governor Frear dipped his hand
into the bag and pulled out an extra
$50 a month for Deputy Attorney General
Finding that an amusing game, Governor
Frear, who is Governor chiefly of
the Republican party, dipped in again
and pulled out a salary of $200 a month
for a second deputy that the legislature
had decreed the attorney general did
not need and should not have. Mr.
Lymer was appointed second deputy
and presented with this smig little salary,
which lie has been drawing ever
Governor Frear is going to show the
people of this Territory who is boss. He
wants them distinctly to understand
that he is going to do as he pleasqs, no
matter what the voters want. Voters!
What have they got to say about it.
anyAvay? They didn't elect Walter F.
Frear governor, did they? Well, hardly.
If Frear had had to depend upon
the A'otes of the electorate, he couldn't
have been elected poundmaster. But
he didn't. He Avas appointed by Big
Bill Taft, head luna of the Republican
party of the United States of America,
at the request of the Republican bosses
and the sugar interests of HaAAaii and
avoII he has served his masters.
The people? Huh, Avhat have the
people to say about it. They don't suppose,
surely, that the government is for
them? It is for the "interests," for
those feAV avIio oAvn about all that is
Avorth oAvning in HaAvaii and aa1io are
trying earnestly to grab the rest.
If the Governor's snobbishness ever
reaches the point Aiiere he thinks he
needs a crest to maintain his proper dignity,
it might be Avell to suggest to him
a AA'hiskorod man, rampant on a field
argent, tAviddling his fingers Avith his
thumb at his nose.
"To hell Avith the Portuguese vote;
Ave do not need it." Harry Murray in
"Vote the straight ticket, everybody."
Harry Murray in 1910.
Times change and men change Avith
them, but the Portuguese will not forget
SHINGLE PROMISES TO
VIOLATE OATH OF
Robert W. Shingle, candidate on the
Republican ticket for the office of city
and county treasurer, has announced
Avhat he will and Avill not do if he is
elected on November 8. For unqualified
foolishness, colossal impudence and
willful attempt to deceive the voters,
the statements he made at the Republican
meeting held last Tuesday evening
at the corner of Liliha and School
streets have never been equalled.
Of Mr. Shingle's speech the Advertiser
of Wednesday morning had the
folloAving to say:
"If he Avas elected treasurer, and he
expected to be, said Shingle, for one
thing he Avouldn't pay the neAV mayor's
Avarrant if he had a secretary that pulled
him around by the coat tails as Avas
the case Avith the present mayor; n
Avould he cash the steam roller's expense
Avarrant if that machine Avas going
to be used to haul around half a
dozen Avagons and thus taking Avork
out of the hands of the voters avIio
should be given the job of driving each
a separate Avagon on the road Avork."
Since Avhen, pray tell, has the treasurer
had the right to refuse to cash a
properly draAn and approved Avarrant?
Mr. Shingle, if elected, intends, according
to the only possible interpretation
of his OAvn statement, to usurp
the functions of the mayor and the
board of supervisors. He intends to
violate his OAvn oath of office. He declares
that he Avill exercise the veto
poAver, will refuse to pay bills approved
by the board of supervisors and the
mayor, the ones to aa'Iioiu the people
delegate the right to order the payment
Even if it Avere to turn out that John
Lane Avere elected mayor and had a
secretary to "pull him around by the
coat tails, ' ' AA'hat is that to the city and
county trasurer? That officer is not
eleeed to preArent mayors being pulled
around by the coat tails, and if the
mayor and the board of supervisors
should decide to hire a private secretary
to that athletic stunt,
paying him a certain salary therefor,
Mr. Bob Shingle, if he Avere treasurer,
could not refuse to cash the salary Avar-rant
of such secretary. If he did refuse,
he Avould be very promptly impeached
and removed from office. Mr.
Shingle knoAvs that very well, unless he
is utterly ignorant of the duties of the
office to Avhich he aspires.
Neither is it any of the business of
the treasurer Avhether or not the steam
roller is used to pull around half a
dozen Avagons. The business of the
treasurer is to be responsible for the
municipal funds placed in his keeping
and to hand out the moneys he is directed
by the board of supervisors and
the mayor to expend.
Perhaps Mr. Shingle's little grandstand
play that he Avants to give each
of the voters a job dmiug a separate
Avagon on the road Avork is intended to
gain, him but Mr. Shingle must
greatly underestimate the good sense
of 1 he voters if he thinks for a minute
that any of them will believe that Mr.
Shingle could do this or Avould do it
if he eoidd.
At any other time than Avhen he is
running for office, Bob Shingle would
lie greatly insulted at being taken for
the fool he posed as on the stump
Tuesday evening. He knoAvs very Avell
that he can do none of the things he
says he Avill do, but apparently thinks
the voters are foolish enough to believe
him. Wherein he is greatly mistaken,
as he Avill learn on the evening of Nov-ember
Every Democrat should get out and
Avork for the success of the ticket. ' The
game is being won.