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FOR DELEGATESHIP A TAX-DODGER
"Why doesn't Jonah Kuhio
delegate to Congress and nominal
head of the Republican party in Hawaii,
pay his taxes?
The records of the tax office show that
Kuhio 's taxes are unpaid since 1002.
They show that .he owes the Territory
for that length of time taxes to the
amount of no less than $2185.35. And
this docs not include the taxes owed the
Territory by the Kapiolani Estate, in
which Kuhio holds a very large share
of the stock. The Kapiolani Estate,
Limited, also owes taxes from as far
back as 1902 a total of $1870.45. And
it should be borne in mind that these
debts of Kuhio and the Kapiolani Estate
owing to the Territory are only for
taxes asscsesd on the Island of Oahu
alone. The records of how much Kuhio
and the Kapiolani Estate owe in taxes
on property held on the other Islands
of the Territory are not available at
present, but it is known that they own
large values in property on the other
The following, obtained from the tax
office yesterday, shows how Kuhio and
the Kapiolani Estate have for years
been neglecting or refusing to pay their
debts to the people of Hawaii :
TAXES UNPAID BY KUHIO AND
NOW DUE AND PAYABLE TO
THE TERRITORY OP
1902 to 1910, Both Inclusive.
1903 $ 33G.59
1005 283.85 $ 089.24
Property and Personal Tax :
3902 $ 35.80
1910 00.05 $1100.35
Total Taxes Kuhio $2185 59
Kapiolani Estate, Limited.
Income and Property due from
1902 to date $1879.45
Grand Total Kuhio and Kapiolani
KUHIO SPECIALLY FAVORED.
"Why have these taxes not been paid ?
Why have not the tax officials of the
Territorial government compelled payment
of them? The answers are
obvious. Kuhio is the head of the Republican
party and the Kapiolani Estate
and Kuhio are so closely connected
as to he to all practical purposes one
and the same. Should the head of the
Republican party bo expected to pay
taxes? Surely not! "What is the Republican
party for if not to protect its
own to relieve them from the disagreeable
necessity of paying taxes? Why
should Cupid pay taxes so long asthey
HONOLULU, T. H WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 1910.
can be wrung from the scanty pocket-books
of less-favored persons, from the
poor Hawaiian, the Portuguese laborer,
the middle-class haolc?
If it were the ordinary man, tin1
citizen, who had not paid his
taxes for eight years ! But the ordinary
man, th'e every-day citizen,
would never be allowed to get eight
years behind! If it were one of the
common people who got behind in his
taxes, his property would be seized by
the government and sold for taxes.
That is what would happen to you, Mr.
Voter, or to any of us.
If a clerk in a store, a newspaper reporter,
the employe of any one of the
big mercantile or manufacturing firms
of Hawaii fails to pay his taxes when'
they are due, the tax assessor files suit
against him, gets judgment, and garnishees
his wages. And to the original
amount of the tax is added usurious interest,
together with an unjust penalty
and the costs of court. And the poor
devil has to pay up, even though his underfed
and family go
without food or clothing.
But Kuhio need not pay his taxes.
And the Kapiolani Estate, Limited,
need not pay its taxes.
They belong to the "Few Of Us"!
They are of those who must be protected.
They are the ones for whoso benefit
the laws are made and enforced. They
do the dancing while the common individual
pays the piper. They are of the
Special Interests beneath whose domination
the common people of the Territory
TAX-DODGER FOR CONGRESS!
And this Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole,
the tax-dodger, if the man whom the
Republican party and the Special Interests
for whom it stands want to send
back to Congress as a fit representative
of the people of Hawaii ! !
"Why should not Cupid pay his taxes ?
And why should not the Kapiolani Estate
be sued for nonpayment of taxes?
The big corporations that have for so
long dominated the conduct of public
affairs in this Territory take great credit
to themselves in that they are paying
a special two-per-cent income tax, the
revenue of which is used for their own
private benefit and to the detriment of
the rest of the community. They pat
themselves on the shoulder-blades and
assume an aspect of great virtue because
they are helping to keep alive a
a law which they themselves acknowledge
is unconstitutional and therefore
unlawful and invalid.
But do they pay their fair proportion
of the ordinary taxes? Do they pay
taxes on the actual value of their property?
Everybody who has paid any attention
to the matter knows they do
not. They undervalue their property in
their tax returns and pay taxes on only
a moity of it. And they call this, if not
honesty, at least commercial sagacity!
POOR MAN MUST PAY IN FULL.
But the Hawaiian, the Portuguese, or
the middle-class American white gets
FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW
The special two per cent income tax
law, commonly known as the Conservation
and Immigration Act, is unconstitutional;
The sugar interests admit it.
The Advertiser, organ of the Republican
party, claims it. The Republican
party itself boasts that it is.
And yet the Republican party which
includes all the others above mentioned
boldly states that it wants to perpetuate
this fraudulent, unconstitutional,
and invalid law. It wants to do this,
not for the benefit of the conimon people
of the Territory but for the benefit
of the Special Interests, The System,
and Dominating Power that for so long
has made a joke of the constitution and
a farce of the administration of the
laws in Hawaii.
The Republican party and its paid organs,
the Advertiser and Bulletin, take
it upon themselves to blame the Democratic
party for suggesting that, instead
of using the revenues derived from this
law for the importation of immigrants
that the Territory does not need, it
might be turned to other and more profitable
uses and in the same breath
claim that the Conservation and Immigration
Act is unconstitutional and is
only kept on the statute books by the
tacit consent of the Special Interests
who, for their own reasons, have not
seen fit to have the law tested and have
not gone into court and questioned its
If they know that the law is unconstitutional,
are they not virtually aiding
and abetting a violation of the law every
time they pay this special two-percent
income tax? Are they not making
a joke of the constitution, a farce of
justice, a laughing-stock of the statute
"We are the ones who pay the special
tax," whine the Special Interests,
"and therefore we ought to be allowed
to go on paying it if we want to, and
we ought to be permitted to use the rev
emie as we please." Sure, they ought
to be allowed to use this tax-money as
they please, even though what they
please to use it for is against the best
interests of the Territory as a whole!
They want to use the revenues to
no rebate! If his tax-return looks too
small to the assessor, it is raised and a
penalty added because the assessor and
the taxation board claim that he has
tried to cheat the government. He pays
taxes to the full value of his property,
and frequently to the value of a good
deal more than the property is worth.
AVhy? Because he is not of a "Pew
Of Us"! Because he is not of The
Elect ! Because he is not a Sugar-Plan-
ter, a Rich Manufacturer, the owner of
sugar-stocks ! He owns perhaps his little
liome, an acre or less of land, and a
house just large enough for his family.
How long are the voters of these Islands
going to stand for this sort of
thing? Are they going forever to be
trodden under foot by the Insolent Rich
.or, are tjiey going to assert their rights
and elect to office men who will see that
all men are treated alike and that no
bring in more immigrants to work in
their cane-fields and keep wages down
to a starvation level! They want to
bring in foreigners who, even though
they do go to work in the fields of their
masters for a while, come back in great
numbers in time to Honolulu and to the
other cities and towns of the Territory
and enter into other work where they
come into competition with our citizen-labor
and reduce the wage level to that
of the countries from which they have
come or to that of the sugar plantations
of Hawaii whence they seek to escape.
An example of what happens is
the recent Russian fiasco. The planters
brought the Russians in to work on the
plantations. But what are they doing
now? Of those who have not already
gone on to the mainland, a large proportion
are working on the waterfrnt and
at other tasks that rightfully belong to
The Republican party claims that the
coming of the Russians has raised
wages in Honolulu.
The claim is absolutely false and
those who make it know that it is. The
Russians have not been the cause of any
increase in wages. There has been no
increase in wages. But the Russians
have come into competition with the citizen-labor
of this Territory and have
crowded much of it out.
Even were the Conservation and Immigration
Act constitutional, its results
are disastrous to the common people of
this Territory, and the present use of
the revenues derived from it should be
abolished. If it is not constitutional,
as the Republican Special Interests and
their runner, the Advertiser, claim, then
it should either be wiped off the statute
books or it should be so amended as to
make it conform to the Constitution of
the United States. And if it is to be
amended, the amendments should include
one, such as that proposed in the
Democratic platform, to use the revenues
to be derived from the law for the
benefit of all the people, not merely
those arrogant Special Interests who
care not who else is hurt, so they keep
on making their enormous profits and
growing richer every day.
special favors are extended to those
who need them least?
THE ONLY REMEDY.
Next Tuesday is election day. The
Democratic ticket and the Democratic
platform offer the common people a
chance to remedy the evil conditions
that now exist. Let's make Cupid and
his fellow-conspirators pay their fair
share of the taxes. Let's see that every
man gets a Square Deal !
Candidate Cecil Brown, in his speech
at Iwilei, asked that the Hawaiian-horn
white be trusted to help along the general
welfare of these Islands. Judging
from Mr. Brown's past, the general
welfare of these Islands is best served
by employing Asiatics. How about
those Japanese carpenters ho employed
on his own homo four years ago when
he was running for office on the