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VOL. I HONOLULU, T. H., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1910. 1TTT t Nofl2
ALL SIGNS POINT
The-; close' of the campaign finds the
Republicans in n blue funk and on the
dead run. All they are hoping for now
is to iind a cyclone cellar where they
may hide themselves from the storm
that is , due to strike them tomorrow.
They arc so badly scared that if they
get the chance, they will crawl into a
hole and pull the hole in after them.
The Republican leaders themselves
concede the election of a majority of
the Democratic ticket and about all
they hope for now is to succeed in pulling
a few scattering candidates through
enough perhaps to make some kind
of a showing and give them something
to show that there really has been a
campaign and that they were in it.
Indications now are that virtually the
entire Democratic county ticket will be
elected. The Republicans never had
more than a faint hope at any time of
electing their candidate for sheriff, and
even that faint hope has long been
abandoned. The election of Jarrett is
conceded by everybody. The opposition
to Charles Rose has never been strong
enough to be more than a mild joke.
The Republican candidate fills a hole in
the ticket, that is about all.
John Lane, being naturally of a hope-
ful disposition, still hopes that he may
pull through, but his optimism is not
ly all of whom concede, the election of
Mayor Fern by a handsome plurality.
It is possible that the Republicans
may get a .supervisor, even possibly,
though not probably, two of them; but
that is about all they can hope for on
the county ticket.
As to the legislative ticket, present indications
are that the legislature -will
be strongly Democratic. This is necessary
for the Democrats in order that
they may lie enabled to carry out their
platform pledges. It, therefore, behooves
the voters not to scratch but to
vote a straight Democratic ticket, for
the Democratic platform was written
with the intention that its pledges
should be carried out and the Democrats
must be given the opportunity to
keep their promises.
Link McCandless, on this last day of
the campaign, is confident of election,
and reports from all parts of the Territory
indicate that his confidence in the
result of the election is fully justified.
His strength has been increasing steadily
every day of the campaign and now
prophets who early in the campaign
Seventeen hundred torches, borne by
the participants in a monster torchlight
procession, will this evening illumine
the closing of the Democratic campaign,
and presago an overwhelming Democratic
The campaign will close with a huge
rally at Aala Park, a rally which will
undoubtedly be the biggest and most
enthusiastic one of all, and at which
virtually all the candidates and orators
of the Democratic ticket will be present
to address the voters.
The -torchlight procession will take
place before the final rally. Forming
at Atkinson Park, it will start at seven
TO A SWEEPING
said he had no chance at all concede the
defeat of Kuhid and the election by a
handsome majority of McCandless.
Kuhio will be entirely snowed under
on Hawaii. Private reports received
from the various sections of that Island
point to a Democratic landslide. Kona
is solid for McCandless. His strength
in Kau alone is enough to put Cupid
out- of the running on the Big Island.
Kohala is going to give the Republicans
the surprise of their lives. It is the
same almost everywhere on the Island
Kuhio 's strength has been steadily
declining while that of McCandless has
been augmented by the steady flocking
of voters to his standard.
The Republicans of Kauai admit that
they are scared for the first time in the
history of the Territory. The tight little
Island has always heretofore been
regarded as a Republican stronghold
and the man nominated on the Republican
ticket was usually regarded as virtually
But this year it is different. To their
surprise and discomfiture the Republicans
learned early in the campaign that
they had lost their hold. McCandless
in his campaigning tours of Kauai was
everywhere received with enthusiasm
and speedily developed a strength that
Equally encouraging reports have
been received from Maui. McCandless
and almost the entire Democratic
ticket, is the prophesy from that Island.
It is hardly necessary to mention the
probable result on this Island so far as
the Delegateship is concerned. It all
looks like McCandless. His strength
has increased rapidly since the beginning
of the campaign, and it now appears
that hundreds who heretofore
have voted the Republican ticket are
going to transfer their votes to the
There is one thing, however, that the
Democrats must not forget: Every
vote counts. Get your vote in early and
then go out and see to it that your
Democratic friends and neighbors vote.
The fight is not over until the polls
close tomorrow evening. Work, and
work hard ! Many a fight has been lost
by over-confidence. The Republicans
are sure to work and the Democrats
must not stop for a minute. Get out
tomorrow and work for the entire Democratic
o'clock and march through the principal
business streets of the city, finally '
winding up at Aala Park. There a .
large platform has been built and seats
installed for the comfort and
of the large audience that is sure
to be present. $ '
The seventeen hundred torches that .
are to be carried in the parade are of
the Hawaiian kind and will be given
away to their bearers as souvenirs of -the
occasion. So, if you are a Demo- "
crat and want a unique torch as a remembrance
of the hottest campaign in
the history of the Territory, get in line "
tonight at Atkinson Park.
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VIOLATING CONTRACT LABOR LAW
Have the Republican Special Interests
been violating the United States
contract-labor law? By their own confession
they have, and their punishment
therefor is about due to descend upon
The Democratic platform contains
"We favor the reenaetment and continuation
of the Special, Income Tax
law so amended as to divert all such
funds now on hand as well'as all funds
to be derived therefrom to the construction
of belt roads' around the Islands, to
be expended substantially in the ratio
of collections of said tax in" each county.
A liberal proportion to be expended
in the construction of numerous
homestead roads so as to make all homestead
lands available. All of such funds
to 'be exclusively at the disposal of the
board of supervisors in each county. -
"We insist" upon a legislative investigation
of all funds already spent upon
immigration and a detailed accounting
of the same."
The Republicans claim that the above
plan is impracticable for the reason
that the Immigration Act is
and only remains in force and
effect now by sufferance of those who
pay the special income tax. They say
that if an attempt were to be made to
divert to other uses the revenue derived
from the special income tax, those
who pay it would go into court and
fight the payment of the tax on the
ground that the law is unconstitutional.
No, they wouldn't; not after they
had stopped to" think about it. A plea
on their part that the law is unconstitutional
would be virtually a confession
that they have been bringing immigrants
to Hawaii unlawfully, that they
have been knowingly violating the contract-labor
law of the United States.
And such a confession from them
PLANTERS AFTER 20,000
The Republicans and their friends,
the Special Interests, threaten that' if
they are not allowed to continue to
bring in assisted foreign immigrants,
they will go to work and import 20,000
That threat, however, loses its effectiveness
when one remembers that they
are even now doing all they can to get
those 20,000 little brown brothers. For
two or three years the agents of the
sugar-planters have been in the Philippines
collecting the diminutive and
hookworm-afflicted, natives of those islands'
mid' shipping' them to' the ' sugar
plantations of Hawaii, and they are
still at. work. ,
, It woul.d not make a particle of difference
whether the legislature voted
to continue -in force the Conservation
and Immigration Act or not. The planners
jivbuld still go ahead collecting
and bringing'them jrifq Hawaii 'to
work on ,the- plantations .and .keep, the
wage'level.down. t ,, ,t .
' Even ithennosfrirtrdent Republican
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would indubitably mean a Federal investigation
of labor conditions in Hawaii
and of assisted immigratipn to
Hawaii ;as it; has been conducted -in the
Can the Special Interests stand such
an investigation ? They know they
notl They know that ,it
vould uncover a multitude of things
that they have been carefully hiding for
years, that' it would result in a scandal
that would injure them ten times as
much as would the diversion of the special'
incoine)tax revenue into legitimate
channels -' '
The Special Interests claim that they
are .within thenaw in assisting immigration
to Hawaii", but they know very well
that' 'they are outside the law, that they
have been consistently and knowingly
violating the contract-labor law, and
that if this fajJl is ever brought to the
attention of the people of the States, to
the attention of Congress and to the attention
of the immigration authorities
at Washington, something mighty unpleasant
is going fo "happen to the Special
Interests of Hawaii, that have been
for S9 long (fostered and nourished by
special privileges and illegal practices.
The Democrats understand that the
Immigration law as it at present .exists
on the statute books' is probably unconstitutional
and that it needs -to be
amended. -They propose to amend it.
They,proppse to see to it that the Special
Interests of Hawaii cease to violate
the contract-labor laws. The Special
Interests themselves, though they talk
loudly now, dare not go into court and
question the constitutionality of the
Immigration Act. If one of the special
income tax payers were to attempt to
do anything of that kind, there would
mighty soon be a scurrying around
among the others and he would be called
off in a hurry.
campaigner has not had the hardihood
to claim that if assisted immigration
were to be permitted, the planters
would stop bringing in Filipinos. They
have not even stated that the Sugar Interests
would not turn to Porto Rico in
an effort to increase their labor supply
at the expense of the prosperity of Hawaii.
It may be taken for granted that the
Filipino, with his attendant evils, the
hookworm disease and amoebic
will continue to flood Hawaii , just
as long as the planters are allowed . ito
bring them in. Assisted immigration
has.npthingito do-with it. It costs more
money to get Portuguese or Russians
than it does to get Filipinos, ancl, besides,
the Portuguese and Russians are
not as liable to be satisfied long with
the disgracefully small wages paid by
the plantations as are the ignora'nt and
helpless Filipinos. Consequently, the
plantations are not going 'to give up
their 'Filipino project untH they are
forced to do so. .-,,.