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HONOLULU, II. I., FKIDAY, NOVEMBER 2B, 1897. No. 750.
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IBLA.NI) TKAUK'ROI.IflTTMn. RATrRffAnTION onARANTWICtl
A Phantom Campaign.
la attempting to projudico the
procures a dispatch from
to the effect that tho gobbling
of Hawaii is opposed only by tho
Only recently papers liko the
Chronicle have had much to say
about tho sugar trust and its representatives
in tho Senate. Fending
the passago of tho Wilson tariff and
of tho Dinley tariff papers like tho
Ohroniolo now favoring annexation,
and many of them like it, changing
front on that subject, mado
din about the Senators who
were controllod by tho trust. Looking
oyer tho list of Souators now
quoted by tho Chronicle as favoring
annexation it is remarkable that it
includes ovory Senator heretofore
aocused of being for tho sugar trust,
while in tho list of oppouonts of annexation
thoro is not the name of a
singlo trust Senator. This is quite
interesting. Did papers liko the
Ohroniolo lio when they said thoso
annexationists were trust Senators,
or do they lio now when they set up
tho trust as the only 'opponent of
annexation? Thoirs has boon a
phantom campaign from tho start.
They have torn patriotic passions
to tatters about a phantom republic
in Hawaii, which has no" oxistonce.
Thoy have conjured a phantom
Japanese greed for acquisition of
tho inlands, which never existed.
The Ohroniolo knows of phantom
matrimony in prospect to give
Japan a claim on Hawaii, such as
Spain assorted on England through
the marriage of Phillip II. and tho
daughter of Honry VIII. Phantom
Hoots have been seou Hying the
ting of Japan cruising around the
islands with warlike intentions toward
San Francisco. Phantom
armies of tho Mikado have been
landed in Houolulu as coolies, ready
to pull long swords from down their
backs and make it dolorous for
Dole. Now there is a phantom majority
in the Federal Senate for annexation
mado up of Senators heretofore
accused of belonging to tho
sugar trust, while that saccharine
phantom gnashes its invent tooth
and leads into the fray against tho
seizure of Hawaii overy Senator
heretofore praised for being its
After all what possible intorest
has tho sugar trust in making a
fight agaiust annexation? Let
reasonable men ask themselves. Tho
sugar rofiuers want tho raw material
as cheaply as thoy can get It. Undor
tho rooiprooity treaty they got tho'
raw sugars from tho islands froo of
duty. If annexation is accomplished
they will get tho same sugars free
of duty. Nothing will have boon
added to or taken away from the
sugar trust if tho United States
abandon their time-honored policy
of international equity and government
by the consent of tho
The olass to suffer ultimately
will bo tho boot-sugar planters of
the United States, aud especially of
California. The reciprocity treaty
may by its terms bo abrogoted, or,
in lino with the theory of protection,
froo outry may bo transferred to
othor products of tho islands noncompetitive
with ours, and so our
farmers and white labor employed
in producing beet sugar may not
feel tho competition of tho low
wagos of tho Asiatic labor, which
alone can be profitably omploytd iu
producing cane sugar in tho islands,
Bui if annexation succeeds all prospect
of protection is withdrawn and
a groat and rising rural industry of
this State is subjeotod to a competition
against which it must struggle,
Tho defont of annexation moans a
prospective broadeuiug of tho aero-ago
profitably given to boats. For
this reason man oppose it
aud for allied reasons the equally
wrathful labor leaders of tho Statu
are fightiug it, S. F. Call,
Whtto Labor's Monaco.
Tbure is a good doal ot gush and
greed and pseudo
patriotism among tho fulminates
regularly oxploded by tho
annexation press, but there is littlo
attempt to justify a colonial policy,
and a strango shyness iu answering
whnthor Hawaii is to bo a Statu.
The background fact to the whole
movomont is tho fear of what tho
Ohroniolo used to call "tho Missionary
gang," whioh Dolo's oligarchy
represents, that tho reciprocity
treaty will some time bo abrogated
and they will lose the subsidy so
long paid by tho United States.
When tho McKinley bill substituted
a bounty for protection on
raw sugar tho American
patriotism on tho islands took a
Fourth of July turn, Tho reciprocity
treaty stood untouched, but as
all raw sugars of equal grade camo
into the United State" freo thoso of
Hawaii enjoyed no monopoly of freo
outry and therefore no peculiar profit
attached to their export. While
the profits of free entry were lost
those of a bounty were not gained,
and then came ovor tho planters a
great longing for tho old.ilag and
2 cents pound sugar bounty. This
caused the revolution of 1893. How
any ono can road the correspondence
of Minister Stevens on filo iu the
State Department at Washington
and deny his active part in tho overthrow
of tho Hawaiian Government
passes all honost comprehension. In
that correspondence ho says, advocating
aud discussing tho sugar
bounty, that six months before tho
revolution he discussed that subject
with tho planters and had their
assuranco that if annexed thoy
would be content with a sugar
bounty of 1 cent n pound.
It is time now to faco facta iu this
whole business. Every sugar planter
knows that the plantations cannot
bo worked by white labor. If sugar
planting is to continue it must bo
with Asiatics or "blackbirds." Tho
laws of the United Statos run
agaiust sorvile labor, and the tendency
in that direction is moro pronounced
every year. If annexed aro
no to havo one kind of law for Hawaii
and another kind for tho rest of
tho country? If our existing lows
aro applied to Hawaii servile labor
mutt eithor cease there or be limited
so ns to destroy sugar and coffee
planting ontiroly. The planters
have enjoyed tho profits of a virtual
subsidy, amouutiug, according to
Senator Perkins, to noarly one hundred
millions of dollars eiuco 1875.
In fear thot they aro to lose that
golden egg they want annexation so
as to fubstituto for it tho othor
goldon egg of protection. They regard
the United Statos as a ool
gooso that lays that kind of ggs for
them to suck. If annexed they can
only continue thoir sugar production
by remaining a colony, to bo
put under labor laws different from
thoso ouforoed upon tho rest, of tho
republic. If they enter the Union
as a State they must coma stripped
of servile labor, aud with a
waving in their fields instead
They aio playing a desperatogame
now to escape tho consequences of
abrogating reciprocity, but we warn
them that when they ask our peoplo
to take the novel step into a colonial
policy whiuh'8ubJHcts white labor in
tho beet Holds of California to
piilion with yellow labor only 2000
milos away in tho cane fields of Hawaii
they will find our pooplo re
fusing to Htreteh tho stars and
stripes over free labor aud coolies.
The means they rue taking to fool
us iutoauuexatiun will not win thon.
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