Newspaper Page Text
THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HONOLULU, JUNE 7, 1904.
FINALLY FOR HEARST
(Continued from page 1.)
J. Testa, C. J. McCarthy.
Testa, Watson and McCarthy begged
to be excused.
R. B Kidd was appointed as chair
man in place of Dr. Noblitt. The com
mittee as reorganized was then an
nounced as follows: R. B. Kidd, chair
man; C. J. McCarthy. Mr. Swinton, Dr.
Noblitt and F. W. Weed.
W. A. Kinney suggested that the
matter of proxies had been understood
and in future the convention, would
understand the matter rightly. Testa,
however, was not satisfied and said he
had not been treated right.
The convention then adjourned to 2
The afternoon session was called to
order at 2:40 o'clock, the chair calling
Tor the report of the committee on reso
lutions which was as follows:
The committee on permanent organ
ization and order of business was pre
pared, with a report making Col. C. P.
laukea, permanent chairman, D. W.
Ewaliko, secretary, M. Haffernan, ser
geant at arms; Mr. Koahou, assistant
sergeant at arms; F. W. Weed, inter
preter. The order of business recommended
was: Report of the committee on plat
form and resolutions; election of dele
gates to the National Convention; elec
tion of alterrfates; miscellaneous busi
ness, adpjurnment. Cushing's Manual
is made the rule of parliamentary pro
ceedings. Upon motion of H. A. Juen the re
port wras adopted.
Chairman laukea, Republican-Home
Ruler and now Democrat, was escorted
to the platform by the committee, and
thanked the convention, as follows:
"We are here today to attend, this
convention and I take this means of
thanking this intelligent audience for
my appointment and I hope you will
back me up in this work."
The secretary also made a speech but
the sergeant-at-arms and other officers
declined the opportunity.
C W. Ashford, chairman of the com
mittee on platform and resolutions, pre
sented the report of the committee as
"We realize that our political destiny
is indissolubly linked with that of the
nited States. We declare that the
Hawaiian people, for more than half
a century prior to annexation had suc
cessfully conducted an independent and
sovereign Government within these isl
landa which Government was based
upon a. representative parliamentary
system; and that the people of this
Territory have long been, and are now,
fitted for self-government. We there-!
fore protest against being longer heldj
in the position of political subservien
cy and tutelege which Inheres in a
Territorial form of Government and
we demand, in behalf of all the people
of this Territory, at the hands of the
Congress of the United States, the
speedy admission of Hawaii to States
hood, upon terms of equality with the
other States of the Union; and we
pledge the Democratic Party to un
ceasing efforts to achieve this end.
"We declare that the Republican pol
icy In the past has created, and It now
nurtures a system of insolent and
powerful TRUSTS, which are at once
a great detriment to the individual
welfare of our citizens; a restraint up
on Individual independence; and a me
nace to the perpetuity of Republican
institutions and government. And we
charge one of those dangerous crea
tions, namely the Sugar Trust, with
the arbitrary and mercenary manipu
lations and depression of the price of
raw sugar to such extent as to. have
contributed in large degree to the pres
ent unsatisfactory condition of our su
gar industry, where many of our
plantations are struggling for con
tinued existence, and but few sugar
properties are being operated at a pro
fit. "We condemn the present Republican
Administration for its employment of
Asiatics in the Navy and Treasury
Department to the exclusion of citizen
labor in Hawaii and reauest such leg
islation as will protect citizen labor in
"We place our party on record as In
sisting upon an honest and economical
policy of Territorial Government, and
we pledge our party to the nomination
of none but honest and capable per
sons for legislative and executive of
fices. We charge the Republican Terri
torial Administration of the past and
present, with incompetence, and neg
lect of public Interests. We charge the
Itepubliean party in this Territory with
wllTul deception of the people in re
spect of the so-called County Act,
passed in 1903. 4n that said Act was
never Intended by them, to become ef
fective, but was framed with the full
intent, that it was so honeycombed
with invalid and unconstitutional pro
visions, as to preclude its bearing the
test of attack in the Courts.
"We charge the Republican Territor
ial Administration with being corrupt,
beyond all prec-dent in these Islands,
and that officers high In sai.I Adminis
l ration have winked at crime, commit
ted In office. tolerated, and negotiated
with confessed embezzlers of the pub
lic funds and connived at the escape
of such embezzlers from justice."
(Signed I C. W. ASHFORD.
T 13. LYONS.
W. A. KINNEY.
C. P. IAUKEA.
The natives were particularly en
thusiastic in applauding the platformT
HEARST LUGGED IN.
Palmer Woo.ls moved to Insert tne
Resolved that our delegation be and
are hereby instructed to vote for Wil
liam Randolph Hearst and that we use
all honorable means to secure his nom
ination, and resolve that our delega
tion vote as a unit on all questions."
Testa said the resolution was out of
R. B. Kidd said they should declare
themselves with respect to the amend
ment. . .
Ashford said the Hearst question was
discussed thoroughly in the committee.
All were not of one mind to what
course should be taken, Dut were of one
mind as to the matter being left out
of the platform. The latter was a dec
laration of principles only, and it was
the sense of the committee that it would
be a mistake to load down the platform
with a choice for President of the
United States. He trusted that the
question would come up by itself when
it could be fought out good naturedly
when the majority would win, and the
"devil take the hindmost." The con
vention might split all to pieces when
it came to voting for who they would
support for President of the United
States. He then moved for the adoption
of the report.
Noblitt shouted for a point of order,
as a motion to amend was already be
fore the house. Ashford suggested the
"other side" was out of order. He felt
his own motion was in order.
Chairman laukea ruled that the reso
lution of Woods was debatable, thereby
ruling in favor of the amendment, but
suggested that it might be brought up
as a separate matter.
Noblitt again bobbed up with a pro
test against the mover of the Hearst
amendment to withdraw It at that time.
He thought that all resolutions should
be added as a part of the main resolu
tion. If the amendment is withdrawn
and the platform was adopted, the
chairman of the committee would rise
to a point of order. He was so afraid
that it would be lost sight of that he
was certain all sorts of dire things
would be visited in the convention.
"Willie" Hearst must be considered
then or not at all.
Col. McCarthy was opposed to bring
ing in the amendment then. As it was
up he felt like fighting the matter out
then and there disposing of it altogeth
er. Testa said Noblitt was mistaken. A
resolution adopted by a committee could
not be recommended by the convention.
He contended, as before, that the
amendment was out of order.
"Home Rule" Prendergast then gave
utterances to some hot air, but he felt
the amendment should be considered as
a separate matter. He said, however,
he was a "Hearst man," but believed
the delegates should go foot-loose, and
not be instructed for him. (Applause.)
Out-and-out "Hearst men" would re
ceive his vote and no others.
L. R. Crook of Maui gave the Maui
opinion on the question. He was per
sonally in favor of Hearst, but if such
an amendment was put into the plat
form, which was devoted to principles,
the party would become a laughing
stock. It was not only a platform for
the St. Louis convention but for the
next Territorial elections and should be
free from personalities. (Applause.)
The convention was moving to make
the Democratic party a one-man party.
The party was not so strong in the ia
lands that they could antagonize one
another which would be the case if the
amendment was considered with the
platform. ' .
Palmer Woods said he believed in
working for the interests of the party
and he thereupon withdrew the amend
ment. Testa said he advocated the report of
the platform committee because it was
"hot stuff," hotter than some of the
stuff he had been prosecuted for.
EMMELUTH THE AUTHOR.
Ashford said if the Attorney General's
Department wanted to prosecute the
author of the report, Emmeluth was the
man "who did it."
C. L. Rhodes thought the committee
had fallen into a misstatement of fact
in its report. Four years ago the Demo
crats had met in convention, with rep
resentatives present from every island.
The report was then adopted.
ELECTION OF DELEGATES.
The chair called for election of dele
gates as the next order of business.
Prendergast called for the report of
the committee on credentials with list
of members attached.
Emmeluth moved that the delegates
be apportioned as follows: Two from
Hawaii, one from Maui, three from
Col. McCarthy moved to amend by
having two from Hawaii, two from
Maui and two from Oahu. Another
member suggested: two from Hawaii,
one from Maui, two from Oahu and one
Another suggested that three be from
Oahu and Kauai. Emmeluth couldn't .
see where Kauai should come in. The
Garden Isle didn't see fit to send a rep
resentative to the convention. Emme
luth opposed Maui in getting two dele
gates. Coke of Maui said it was the desire
of Maui, Molokai and Lanai to send two
delegates to the National Convention.
v- jiu.umi a me only island
which gave a Democratic majority fori
Ashford favored giving Maui two
MAUI GETS TWO.
Crook said that Maui was the only
island that made a full sweep against
the Republicans, under the name of
Home Rulers. Under the name of the
Democratic party, the same voters
would make a clean sweep next election
and he asked for two delegates for the
The members began talking each
other to death over the question. Oahu
delegates did not want to concede an
additional delegate to Maui anri Maui.
I ans refused to recede from their posi
I tin. The appointment nrnhlpm Tina
the second rock on which the conven
tion ship struck hard and fast for
.The amendment giving two delegates
to Maui was lost by numbers voting,
but Hayselden said he held eleven
proxies. Crook had six. ad finitum.
Maui won out, having proxies to
burn, among them being the names of
many lepers at the Settlement, 107 in
favor and 77 against. A recess of fif
teen minutes was taken to caucus for
Every article in our elegant
stock is included.
Silks, Grass Linens,
Cloisonne and Satsuma
Ivory, Sandal Wood, Ebony,
Brass, Bronze, Silver,
Chinese and Japanese
Ware, Lacquered Ware,
Screens, Baskets, Wicker
Ware, Embroidered Linens,
Mattings, Curios, etc.
The result of the several caucuses was
given to the- convention as follows: (
Oahu Delegates: Curtis laukea, Dr.
Noblitt. Alternates: Judge Galbraith,
R. B. Kidd.
Hawaii Delegates: Palmer Woods,
J. D. Easton. Alternates: Albert K.
Nawahi, S. H. Ka-ne.
Maui Delegates: T. Ben Lyons, J.
L. Coke. Alternates: I R. Crook,
The voting of the Oahu delegates in
caucus resulted as follows: lauKea,
100; Noblitt, 81; J. O. Carter, 16; Bowl
er, 17; Spltzer, 8.
W. A. Kinney named as Oahu alter
nate. Judge Galbraith, saying that as
a justice on the Supreme Bench he had
acquitted himself with credit. R. B.
Kidd was also named as an alternate,
and J. F. Bowler Was also named as
an alternate, but withdrew. Galbraith
and Kidd received the nominations.
The convention as a whole confirmed
the above nominations, and gave three
laukea would not entertain a motion
to adjourn as he said there was a very
important matter to consider. The
convention knew what he meant as he
was a known Hearst man. t
Ashford moved to adjourn but lost.
HEARST GHOST AGAIN.
Hayselden moved that the delegates
to the St. Louis convention be and are ,
hereby instructed to vote for William
Randolph Hearst as Democratic nom-'
inee for President of the United States
and to vote as a unit on all questions
pertaining to the matter. Hayselden
said he had instructtions for his eleven
proxies to vote for instructions for
A native Oahu member opposed the
motion, on the ground that the dele
gates would be bound down, a very
bad thing if .some other candidate
should come to the front. It was a
well-known fact that sentiment was
for Hearst, but not for cast-iron rules.
He came with Instructions for Hearst
but since coming to Honolulu he found
that other candidates were as strong
as Hearst. t
Ashford moved to take a recess until
7:30. Noblitt said a recess could not!
be taken while a question was before ;
the house. I
The chair announced a recess until
7:30 as the matter in hand was im
portant and should be considered slow
ly. The motion was taken.
laukea opened the session by saying
he hoped that calm deliberation of the
question would prevail. he resolution
referring to the "Hearst Instructions"
was again read.
Sullivan of the Fourth District mov
ed that -the resolution be adopted. His
reason was that Hearst has upheld the
laboring man. The latter class had not
in five years had such a champion.
The United States working man has
been getting pooorer and the rich man
getting richer all the time through the
protective tariff of the Republican par
ty. The Hawaiian delegation should
go instructed for Hearst, but if Hearst
does not get the nomination, then vote
for the next best man.
Frank Harvey thought the majority
sentiment was in favor of Hearst and
the delegates elected were Hearst men,
yet he did not see the necessity of in
structing them with cast iron rules to
vote for Hearst. They should be free
to cast their votes where necessary.
It would be folly to send an instructed
delegation. The St. Louis convention
would know by broadcast publication
that the Hawaiian delegation was for
Hearst and Hearst only, and if another
candidate was up they would be in a
hole. They cannot go instructed and
Commencing Monday, June
The most beautiful Oriental goods will be sold for less than cost.
THIS IS THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
then flop to another thing. Not very
many days ago it was published in the
Advertiser that it was the natives who
wanted to go instructed for Hearst.
Let the convention show whether that is
so or not. Therefore, if the delegation
goes instructed and some one other
than Hearst is selected then the slur
will be cast on the Hawaiians again for
being at fault. He had been canvassing
for the Democratic party, but that was
no res.son why he would want the dele
gation to go with cast-iron rules. (Ap
plause.) From a political point of viewr, sup
posing some one besides Hearst gets
the nomination, the other man w-ould
not; if elected, favor those who had in
structed against him. (Applause.)
Prince David Kawananakoa spoke
strongly against an instructed delega
tion and appealed especially to the Ha
waiians not to vote in favor of the reso
lution. He coincided with Harvey. He
believed in giving the delegates liberty
to do what wrould conduce to the com
mon good of the Democratic party. The
resolution gave no leeway whatever.
It looked like very funny politics to
him to send a delegation, which could
not turn turtle at a moment's notnee.
What would be the result? Suppose
Hearst was the lowest in the list, would
the Hawaiian delegation continue to
vote for him?
Think well before we jump. It is
something new and the voters should
think well of the result.
Bipikane, ("Roaring Bull"), who has
been in every political party since an
nexation said there were two factions,
but there was a passage in Scripture,
"That the parent who prepares a rod
to punish the child is a fool," and an
other was "That the parent who neg
lected to care for his offspring was
more ignorant than a 'beast.' " Bipi
kane roared. He came as a Hearst man
and would always be a Hearst man,
and favored "instruction." He had re
ceived an inspiration that he should
vote for an instructed delegation. If
they didn't somebody else would come
in and brand the stock.
Kahaulelio looked at the matter
seriously it was not something to be
played with. He did not like to be com
pared with animals of the field as Bipi
kane had done. The Maui delegates are
Hearst men, but they do not believe in
going bound hand and foot with in
structions. After the first ballot in St.
Louis, if Hearst is defeated, let every
man vote for the strongest man put
up. He favored modifying the resolu
tion to effect this. Let them go hand
Bipikane at this juncture got mad
and walked out.
Kahaulelio favored a compromise
but an uninstructed delegation.
Manase, secretary of the Longshore
men's Union, favored instructions for
the delegation, because Hearst was the !
laboring man's candidate. He read a
cablegram just received, which stated:
"Idaho instructed for Hearst."
ASHFORD SCORES HEARST.
Ashford said he had received no new
inspiration and especially none from
"I would suggest that all references
to Hearst's barrel be left out," said
"I propose to make my own speech,"
retorted Mr. Ashford.
"A cablegram has been read here tell
ing us that Idaho has instructed for
Hearst," said Mr. Ashford. "I have no'
doubt a cablegram was read at the
Idaho convention today telling the
members that Hawaii was instructing
for Hearst with one purpose to influ
ence : "
"No cablegram that I know of was
began R. B. Kidd
"I am extremely glad to learn who
the man is who is said to have
the Democratic party of Hawaii in his
vest pocket," returned Ashford.
"Mr. Chairman," said Kidd, "I rise to
(Continued on page 3.)
For a period of two weeks we will extend to the people of Ho
nolulu an unparalleled offer; one that we believe will never be dupli
cated in this city.
are closing out our Honolulu store
The stock for our Eastern store has been
there direct, so we will reduce the prices on
such a low figure as to quickly dispose of it.
BjOl "77 3 ff?
158 Beretania Street. Phone Blue
Has that something which lends zest to the appetite.
Your grocer, if up-to-date, sells all of the
CELEBRATED HEINZ 57 VARIETIES.
t H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd.
For One Week Only
Special reductions on an entirely new lot of ladies' hose
received by the last "Alameda." A fine chance to stock up.
Ladies' Fast Black Hose (stainless), 2 pair for 25c.
Ladies' Fast Black Lace Hose, 25c. a pair.
Ladies' Fast Black Lisle Thread Hose, 35c. a pair.
Ladies' Fast Black, double sole, high spliced heel, 50c. a pair.
Ladies' Fast Black, Best French Lisle, 65c. a pair.
Men's Half Hose at 12 1-2C a pair and upward.
FRED PHILIP & BRO. o
Harnessmakers and Saddlers.
Turf Work a Specialty.
and will remove to the
ordered to be shipped
our Honolulu stock to
PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
3552. Opposite Hawaiian HoteL
Waverley Blk., Bethel St.
Bi india. 1 liw