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VOL. I REPUBLICAN ORGAN INSULTS PORTUGUESE If the Democrats thought or ever said, as the Republican press charges, that the Portuguese were jailbirds and the of Europe, would they have two men of that nationality on their ticket? That of itself ought to be a sufficient answer to the lying charges made by the venal morning and afternoon press of Honolulu. The Portuguese know well that they have no better friends than the Democratic party. What have the Republicans ever done for them, except try to hoomalimali them about election time and forget them after the ballots were cast? It's about time for the Portuguese to get a new deal. Nobody has yet noticed the Republican press flying to the relief of the Russians. Why don't they say something about the children of the Czar having been called jailbirds and if they really think that the Democrats or their paper has ever said that about the Portuguese? The answer is obvious: . the Russiansnave' no" votes, so it is no use lying to them and trying to tell them that they have been insulted. That the Portuguese may know definitely, however, that the Republicans have prevaricated in saying that the Democrats have ever maligned the citizens, the statement is hereby made flatly and unequivocally that the Democrats have never said anything of the kind, have never had any intention of saying anything of the kind, and that they value the Portuguese as among the best citizens of this Territory. Is that plain enough, or will the Advertiser find some way to twist that OUR NEW DISTRICT MAGISTRATE If anything were needed to illustrate the correctness of the Democratic plank in favor of the election of. District Magistrates, the need is supplied by the latest appointment to the bench of our local District Court. The Chief Justice, with whom the law wrongly lodges the appointing power, has appointed a young man who has never even voted in this Territory, and who knows less of tlie history and language of our Hawaiian people than of those of ancient fSrei'ce. H has long been the surest pass to political place in Hawaii that the "nialihini" should be subservient to the Special Interests and Mr. Lymer's qualifications in that regard cannot be denied. Those qualifications have met with recognition, not only in his appointment as District Magistrate of Honolulu, but in his previous appointment to a responsible- and lucrative position as a Deputy of the Attorney General. Does anyone believe that this young man, in an 'election to that position, could secure ten per cent of the votes of the Honolulu electors? Of course, no one is crazy enough to think so. We quite expect that while the power of appointment resides in Republican' hands, such places will go to Republicans, but even then we have a right to DEMOCRAT HONOLULU, T. H., THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 1910. sentence around and try to make the Portuguese think there is a veiled insult in it? But the Advertiser in its issue of this morning did offer the most deadly insult to the Portuguese. "There are some few Portuguese," says the Tiser, "supporting the candidacy of Such Portuguese are traitors to their own people and trucklers to Mc-Candless' money-bags." ' Portuguese who are Democrats are traitors! There at last is Republicanism in its true colors. The Portuguese are all right about election time if they will take their orders7 from the special interests and vote the Republican ticket. But if they dare to exercise their right to think for themselves and vote as they please, they are traitors! And in the face of such attitude .and of statements such as those quoted above from the Advertiser, the Republican leaders hope to be able to persuade the Portuguese to support them and their "Selfish" policies. . Are the Portuguese going to stand for being called traitors because they happen to disagree with the views expressed by the Advertiser and dictated by the special interests? Are they going to cast their votes for those who call them traitors and insinuate that they have sold their votes? Or are they going to support the party that is trying to better their condition, to obtain for them better wages, better conditions of life and the right to vote as they please and the right to vote as they please without being insulted by being called traitors? expect and demand that the appointees will be men who by birth, blood or long residence are identified with the interests, the history and the language of our people. Among the Republicans whose names readily occur to the mind of any local resident, as qualified persons to hold that office, are Samuel F. Chilling-worth, Carlos A. Long, Elia Long, and Charles F. Peterson. But, then, none of those gentlemen holds the qualifications of being "nialihinis," or of a toward those who constitute '"The Interests" wherefore, of course, they are "unavailable" under the present administration. How long will intelligent Hawaiians and "kamaainas" submit to the present conditions? Let the District Magistrates be elected, by the people. Let the people rule. One of the Republican spell-binders at last night's meeting at Iwilei promised his auditors that on .the completion of the Panama Canal, an event at present scheduled to happen not earlier than the year 1915, there- would be employment in plenty for everybody. What of the interim? It costs money to purchase Ash and poi. The dealers in these commodities do not trade dn futures, especially in a future so 'far remote as 1915. WHY JARRETT AND ROSE SHOULD DE RE-ELECTED Is there any good reason, any reason at all that is worth a moment's consideration, why William P. Jarrett should not be reelected- sheriff of the city and county of Honolulu or why Charles Rose should not be given another term as deputy sheriff? Is it because these men have been honest and efficient that the Republicans think they ought to be ousted in favor of a man whose qualifications for the office nobody knows? Is it possible that because Jarrett and his deputy and his chief of detectives have put a stop to open gambling that certain interests think they ought not to be elected? Can it be that the gamblers who are now acting as runners for the Republican party hope under the administration of Cox to be accorded certain little favors in the way of immunity from arrest for breaking the law ? Is that why Kaea and Parker and Vida and Crawford are working so earnestly for the election of the Republican candidates for sheriff and deputy Y " sheriff? HHIBHKv?r?$?.o:''7 HGi&&Y tt ins WM. P. JARRETT OHAS. H. ROSE Everybody knows what Republicanism in the sheriff's office lias meant in the past. Under the administration of Jarrett there has been no protection of gamblers. How was it in the time of Brown? What sort of a sheriff did ho make? Is it any wonder that the gambling element harks back with tears in its voice to the good old days when any man who had the price to pay for police protection could start up his little game and line his pockets at the expense of his victims? Sheriff Jarrett is the best sheriff the Island of Oahu has ever had and nobody was more willing to admit that last year than the planters whose property he was engaged in protecting. At that time, during the Japanese Strike, Jarrett was promised the support not only of the planters but of the Advertiser for reelection. What has beconio of these promises now? They have been .forgotten, relegated to the limbo of the dead past; And why? Merely for political reasons. Jarrett is just as good a sheriff today No. 3. as he was fourteen months ago when the planters and the daily press were heaping praises upon his head and urging that he be kept in office. But there is a political campaign on now and in Republican polities virtue, industry and efficiency carry no weight. Cox must be elected merely because he is a Republican and happens to want the job ! Even the Republicans can find nothing to say about Charlie Rose except that he is a Democrat and therefore, of course, unfit to hold office. They acknowledge that he has been an efficient officer, that he has in every respect performed the duties of his office well and thoroughly. But he is a Democrat! Ergo, he must be defeated for a man concerning whom nobody knows anything. When the name of the Republican candidate for deputy sheriff was proposed in the Republican convention, the delegates turned to one another and asked, "Who is this man? We never heard of him before." And the only answer was that he "was a Republican, therefore Tie" must be a good man, or, at any rate, he must be a better man than the Democratic incumbent ! What has Cox ever done to entitle him to the office of sheriff? As a member of the board of supervisors he has been a nonentity. Meeting after meeting he has sat.in his seat with a bland smile on his face and voted yes or no according as ho was told. There is not one progressive measure on the ordinance book of the city and county of Honolulu that owes its origin to Cox. He has simply done nothing truly a fine qualiiica'tion for a- sheriff. If elected, he will probably continue to do nothing, which is exactly what the tinhorn sports and crookod gamblers of Honolulu want. They are afraid of a sheriff who does things. They would prefer a Republican. Jarrett and Rose need no higher recommendation than, their respective records' since they have been in office. And it is on those records that they should bo elected. More, it is on those records that they will bo elected.