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WALTER Q. SMITH - - EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY : : : : : JULY 31
The Hawaiians at Buffalo who are
keeping up their bank accounts" will
need them by and by. As the big fair
nears completion the chances of their
getting either, pay or food from the
King of the Midway may grow small
by degrees and beautifully less.
Judge Humphreys' paper quotes him
as praising the missionaries and class
ing the Hawaiians as an inferior race.
Just what the game is we have hot yet
made out, but the ill-success of Hum
phreys' previous overtures to the mis
sionary element prompts us in the be
lief that he will find its appetite for
n.o'asses and soft soap still delicate.
Women who have incomes are chary
about putting in their returns at the
tax window and some will probably in
cur the 200 per cent penalty. Should
the new law be held constitutional this
fine as well as the routine tax could be
collected. Women of business, wheth
er they keep shops, run boarding houses
or earn salaries, should see that their
returns are made within the time limit
which expires with the present month.
David B. Hill tells his intimate
fr.ends that he will seek the Demo
cratic Presidential nomination in 1904.
This is the fulfillment of a party wish
which bes found many ways of ex
pressing Itself. Mr. Hill loomed up as
a favorite leader at the Kansas City
convention and he is now, perhaps, the
most ponspicuous Democrat in the
country save Bryan. As the latter has
become a negligible quantity, owing to
his two defeats, the way for Hill would
seem to be very clear indeed.
The absentee Territorial Circuit Judge
has caused it to be announced in the
Argonaut, Examiner, certain Arizona
papers and the New Orleans Picayune
that he is a United States Circuit
Judge. This is a small matter, per
haps, but it throws p. strong side-light
on the unveracioussvanity of the man,
who is no more a United States Cir
cuit Judge than the Hawaiian Supreme
Court, which frequently upsets his de
cisions, is a United States Supreme
Court. An appointment by the Presi
dent to a Territorial judgeship, either
Circuit or Supreme, does not make one
a member of the Federal judiciary.
Humphreys as a "United States Circuit
Judge" is travelling under false pre
tences, a role, however, that is by no
means new to him.
Captain Dowdeli put himself outside
the pale of Washington society when
he interfered with the Princess The
resa's hula pastime aboard ship. He
probably did not know that' when a
society leader puts the stamp of her
approval upon any form of drawing
room amusement, the polite world ac
,cepts it at face value. As hula artist
in ordinary to the White House, the
Princess certainly felt that she had a
right, which she could share with her
friends, to go through-Of conv?liiti ms
of the dance on any vessel fly tig the
American flag. Captain Dowdeli
thought differently and that is why he
will get the glassy eye and the frozen
mitt whenever he seeks recognition at
a White House soiree. A dark woman
has crossed his path.
A man coming here from the Main
land easily falls into the error of sup
posing that Hawaii, in the persons of
its white residents, is un-American be
cause many of its customs and points
of view are different from those with
which he is familiar. He perhaps con
cedes that California is different in its
customs and sentiments from Kansas
and Kansas from Massachusetts; and
Massachusett from New Mexico and
that both differ from Louisiana with
out any one of them losing its right to
be called American; but when it comes
to Hawaii he insists that, in test of
Americanism, there shall be no differ
ences at all. That is where he is un
just and also ignorant of the variances
which enter into the life and history of
all strong nations.
The United Kingdom has several dia
lects and as many different ways of
regarding national duty. Yet the mass
of the people wherever located and
whethef speaking in the cockney ac
cent or with the burr of the Yorkshire
men, and notwithstanding their clashes
of opinion about home rule for Ireland
and freedom for the Boers, are loyal
subjects of the King. France still has
its Normans, its Gascons and its Pari
sians, its clashing parties and its di
vergent customs, yet when France calls
all respond. Germany is still a group
of cousins and Austria is a congress of
petty States dating back to fierce ri
valries and enmities and to racial
groups related to one another In no
way save through Adam. Yet who
doubts the general patriotism of the
subjects of William or Francis" Joseph?
It takes all kinds of people to make
a nation as well as a world, and the
United States is not exempt from the
rule. Into its complex national life en
ter the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Teutonic,
Latin, Scandinavian. Slavic, African
and Polynesian strains; the morals of
the roundhead Puritan and the chivalry
of the cavalier Southron; the Roman
and the English law; the religions of
all the earth, from the creed of the
Buddhist to the Voudoo rite of the
African; and its politics reaches out
with one hand for democracy and with
another to a sort of Roman imperial
ism. But nevertheless there stands the
American nation four square to all the
winds that blow! Shall Hawaii be
counted alien to It because local neces
sities and conditions have made its pub
lic and private life. Its habits of
thought and Its political customs dif
ferent from those of Missouri or New
Hampshire or Arizona?
God forbid! That would be a poor
return to a people who sent a larger
nercentaee of their active young men
to help the North In the Civil War than '
did some Western Territories; who were
so loyal to- the North that vessels under
th1r flag were Indiscriminately, burned
l.v Cor federate privateers; and who at
r Say risked life, property and
for the sake of bringing these
Islands under the Stars and Stripes.
Delegate Wilcox has been quick to see
that Statehood, if it ever comes to Ha
waii, will be a plant of slow growth.
Before be went to Washington he felt
sure that the great prize would be had
for the asking, but contact with Amer
ican politics at its focal point taught
him better. He now classes his biaie
hood policy with mere preliminary
measures that look a long way aneaa,
and doubtless, if he were to confess the j
whole truth, he would say that few
people now living may reasonably ex- e(J tnan now
pect the day when Hawaii will ex-j Qualification No. 2 is aimed at gam
change its Territorial swaddling clothes b,ers and dead-beats, nearly all of
for the toga of State privilege and wnom ln this State are white. Quali
dignity. J flcation No. 3 is aimed at the large
The history of New Mexico and Ari- class 0f wandering negroes and a small
zona has been one of constant buj. un- er ciass 0f whites, who go from mill to
availing struggle for Statehood; and mlllt mme to mjnej camp to camp and
yet New Mexico, ten years ago, had never nave a jocai habitation and often
153,593 population, or one a trifle larger not a name.
than that of Hawaii now. Arizona was Tne minority report makes no objec
organized as a Territory in 1863 and tion to any part of tne scneme except
New Mexico in . 1850, so the latter has the ciause giving the descendants of
been held as a Territory for forty-one soidiers the right to vote. This nrlvt-
years. Why did New Mexico not come in
long ago, seeing that other territories
of later origin and smaller population
have become States? The reason is
one that applies with singular fidelity ,
to Hawaii the presence of a mongrel
voting population, not to be depended
on for carrying" out the. Anglo-Saxon
ideals of government. In New Mexico
the mixture is Mexican and aboriginal;
here it has a marked aboriginal basis
with an infusion of Latin strains ana
a great confusion of strains in pros-
pect. Of the two Territories Hawaii is
least fitted for the exercise of btate
duty and so long as it is necessary for
the safety of our sugar interests to
import alien labor, and while the na-
tives are in a voting majority, so long regard to race. The temporary plan
will Statehood be withheld from us. does not in its terms make any discrim
New Mexico and Arizona, when they Nation as to race. The discrimination
appeal for promotion on the ground s proposed to be made in the admiriis
that Nevada and Wyoming and Utah tration by the Registrars,
have had it and that Oklahoma is to j The mildness of the Alabama plan as
have it soon, are always told emphati- compared with those of Mississippi,
cally that these Territories had a white Louisiana and .North Carolina is in the
American majority and that, even fact that while it adopts the expedients
then, it was a mistake to admit Ne- Df an three, these expedients terminate
vada. The same answer would be on January 1, 1903. After that all men
made to Hawaii. j must pay their poll taxes, read and
The advocates of Statehood argue write, show a lawful occupation for
hypothetically that the time may twelve months and name their employ
come when Congress, if held by a nar- ' ers for fjve years or else pay taxes on
row majority, will admit Hawaii mere- $300 of property or own forty acres of
ly to gain two Senators and a' Congress- land.
man to reinforce the party in power, j 4
That was the argument for admitting j Tnere wU, be few regrets that the
two or three Territories, including Ne- money of the Territory is not to be
vada, but the political results in those wagted on the Charleston and St. Louis
cases have made Congress doubtful of expositions. Hawaiian exhibits at the
Its value. Each rewarded Territory world.s fairs, eclipsed as they always
forgot its political creator and ran aft- are by displays of former Island bar
er -false gods. Admitted to help one Darlsm have never wortn ha,f the
party it supported another, proving uj0ney they cost
how true it is in politics that gratitude .
recks nothing of the past but Is mere-j nnnnrnT TP
ly a lively sense of favors to come. Or CURRENT INTEREST.
Surely in view of the ease with which )
the native majority here forgets Its Has Overcome the Suicide Habit,
pledges and sneers at honor and pro- ! . , , M , ,
bity as the Home Rule Legislature has L TSSZ who ,
continuously done, there Is nothing in . tried guicide twice. The first time, on
a Hawaiian promise which would give an August night, he swallowed a bot
this Territory more credit as an appli- tie of laudunum, bade his wife farewell
cant for Statehood than would be ' reproachfully, and lay down in his
granted a Territory on the Mainland, ' front yard on the grass to die. But he
The part of wisdom Is for our people j nad taken an overdose, and a few days
to indulge in no iridescent dreams of I later 1 visited him In his sick room,
Statehood but to do their best to get
for Hawaii the guarantees that its
Territorial integrity will be preserved.
Since the insular decisions were ren
dered even that is In peril and there Is
already talk in the papers of altering
the Organic Act and sending a com
mission here to rule us. We must,
therefore, try and save what we have,
rather than to grasp for the greater
things that are unattainable. To be
sure, there are those among us who de
spair of ever haying honest and intel
ligent home rule and point to the rec
ord of the First Territorial Legislature
to show why. But there is a sure way
of defense from the vote of the preju
diced, the alien and the Ignorant, and
that is In an American franchise which
shall confine the suffrage to those,
otherwise competent, who can read and
write the English language. Once this
change has been made the political sit
uation of Hawaii will be cleared up.
ALABAMA'S SUFFRAGE PLAN.
A Montgomery telegram of July 5
analyzes the rather complex-looking
suffrage law of Alabama and simplifies
its meaning. The law, we are told, is
composed of two independent plans to
tally different in their operation and in
their bearing on the Whites and blacks.
The first strikes boldly at the negro,
the second alms at the illiterate and
the unsettled of both races. The first
Is temporary and lasts only to Janu
ary 1. 1903. As the new constitution
cannot be adopted until late this fall.
the scheme can be operated for just one
The second plan is permanent and be
gins where the other ends. Only two
things are common in both plans, a
poll tax prepayment of $1.50 and dis
franchisement for crime. Great im
portance is attached to both of these
The poll tax must be paid by January
prior to the election and is purely vol
untary. The list of crimes include:
such as wife-beating and vagrancy.
The purpose of the plan, which end'
on January L 1903, is to make up 1
list of voters with all the white folk
in it and as few negroes as possible
Once on, a voter is on for life by keep
ing up his poll tax. But being left ofr
he can try again under the permanen
plan. A board of three registrars i
created for each county, who are re
quired to register all old soldiers an'
their descendants. All others must sho
good character and understand the du
ties and obligations of citizenship ur
der a republican form of governmen-
The board sits as a court, takes evi
dence and puts the applicant on oatl
Tts discretion is absolute except as t
the soldiers and their descendants. A"
others must come up to whatever stan
dard of character and understandin
may be set by the board. Ah appep
lies to the Circuit and Supreme Court.'
but this Is designed to satisfy the popu
lar ideas of Justice rather than fo
practical operation. There Is wide di?
trust of registrars with Judicial powerr
and hence the limitation of their lif
to a single year. They are created a
11 only to meet the pledge in th'
Democratic platform that no whit
voter shall he disfranchised. Afte
January 1 their places will be taken b-
other registrars with ministerial powers
Alter January 1. 1903. a voter, first
must be able to read and write the Con
stltution of the United States In th
English language, and, second, be abl
to show that he has been engaged i'
some lawful occupation for twelv.
months preceding, and third, be able t
ahow -who have been his employers fo
nve years; fourth, if he cannot read an
j write he may nevertheless vote If he
owns forty acres of land or pays taxes
on $300 of assessed property.
Under this plan there is no discrimi
nation contemplated between the races.
A new registration plan will be provid
ed by the Legislature, but the registrars
cannot add to nor take from the quali
fications named. The requirement that
a voter must read and write "English"
artects only a few men in Alabama who
read and write any other language. An
effort may be made to amend this, as
it might affect immigration of labor at
some time wnen it mav h wnra ncprt-
lege lasta only until 1903 anfl i gucn
a descendant does not register before
that time he must take his chance with
tne Daiance of the' folks,
Tne question is asked whether, if a
man De rejected by the Registrars prior
to 1903 ne can come in again under the
permanent plan. The answer is that he
can- His qualifications under the per-
manent plan are not affected bv his dis-
qualification under the temporary
scheme. The real and only purpose of
tne temporary plan Is to get all white
men who can now vote on the lists re-
Rardless of their ability to read and
-write. Those who reach 21 years or
come jnto tne state after january 1,
1903, must take their chances without
SSL'I conversed on general topics
1 witnout any reference to the lauda
num. The second time he was walk
ing with his wife on a cliff that over
looked the sea. 'Now I will end it,'
he exclaimed, and leaped down nearly
sixty feet to the beach, only breaking
a leg and two ribs. Since then his wife
has died, and he has remarried, and
there is no fear of his trying suicide
again. Naturally, he is sensitive oh the
subject. I am his best friend, and
self-destruction is a topic that I and
all who know him well avoid with him.
Indeed, If he is present when this topic
is brought up he leaves the room at
Had the Doctors Treat His Babbit.
A little Philadelphia boy carried a
basket into a hospital dispensary the
other day. Taking a pet rabbit from
the basket, he begged some of the doc
tors to do what they could to relieve
his bunnie from suffering. An exami
nation showed that the rabbit had an
abscess in its right ear. One surgeon
held the little animal, while another
lanced the swelling. After the treat
ment the rabbit showed every sign of
being grateful, while the owner want
ed to know if a $5 bill was sufficient to
pay for the operation. On being told
that there was no charge the grateful
little fellow thanked the physicians
warmly, and putting the rabbit back
into the basket, hurried home.
Mikado's Fat Allowance.
The Emperor of Japan has an allow
ance of something like $2,000,000 a year
to keep up the imperial establishment.
He has also a large private fortune,
having Invested in stocks and a great
deal of wealth in land. At the close
of the Chinese-Japanese war parlia
ment voted his majesty 20,000.000 yen,
an amount equal to 10,000,000 gold dol
lars, out of the indemnity paid by the
Chinese, as a mark of gratitude for his
directing the naval and military oper
ations. Snapshotters Are Barred.
"William K. Vanderbilt does not In
tend that "Idle Hour," his new home
at Oakdale, Long Island, snail be pno
tographed without his permission. He
has had pictures taken of the man
sion, grounds and rooms from all sorts
of view points, and has had the pho
'ographs copyrighted. Any other pic
tures, it Is supposed, will be violations
of the copyright law.
3ow Russia Favors the Women.
Although the Russians are not noted
Cor their gallantry toward women they
nave scored one on other people. St.
Petersburg has recently been provided
vvith new taxameter cabs. They work
m a dual system, one for ladles and
he other for gentlemen, tne authorities
laving been thoughful enough to in
troduce a new tariff, according to
vhich ladies are only required to pay
naif the fare demanded of mere men.
Ffr the Old "Johnnies" at Memphis
A tobacco company has contributed
for the comfort of the Confederate vet
erans at their coming reunion at Mem
mis, Tenn.. 2.C00 pounds of smoking to
lacco, 10,000 pipes and 10.000 boxes of
natches. The tobacco alone is worth 60
:ents a pound. Jobbing rates. The 2,000
founds means 16,1000 rations. This con
ribution follows one of 14,000 ra
tions of chewing tobacco from another
old-Plated Beal Estate.
The highest price for New York real
state was paid on Saturday, whn a
narcel of land at Broadway ard Thlr-y-fqurth
street was sold for $350 a
-quare foot. It contained 1400 square
eet and brought $375,000. The dimen-
sions are 31x 45 feet
of the Back
That is where some people feel
weak all the time.
They are likely to be despondent
and it Is not unusual to find them
borrowing trouble as if they hadn't
The fact is their kidneys are weak,
either naturally or because of sickness,
exposure, worry or other Influences.
"1 am thankful to say," writ J. L Camp
kail, of Sycamore. I1L. " that Hood's Sarsapa
rllla has eured me. For many years I was
troubled with backache. At times I was so
ad I had to be helped from the bed or chair.
J am now well and strong: and free from pain."
What this great medicine did for him it has
lone for others.
Promises to cure and keeps the
promise. Begin treatment with
One Pint will make a
Bucket of the best dis
infecting C Medium
Price 25c per Pint.
Put up in gallon, 5
gallon and barrel con
fltt ill CO
-tie . jf m
Cigars and Tobacco,
Chinese and Japanese Teas,
Vases, Camphorwood Trunks,
Silks and Satins
OF ALL. KINDS.
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JAS. H. LOVE, Manager.
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Stock and Bond Broker
Fire Insurance Agents
Careful attention given to business
In our new quarters, comer Fort and
Ififi! Illli 1 1
We are Now Prepared
TO FURNISH ON SHORT NOTICE DIRECT CONNff
ATING SETS FOR ISOLATED AND MARINE LIQHTIK?
Estimates given on cost of new installations of any kind
it is under the direction of an experienced man.
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EXCLUSIVE AGENTS OF
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For Territory of Hawaii.
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