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VOL. LI'I, NO. 8782.
Election of McCandless on Anti
Immigration Plank Would
Be Disastrous.
Hawaii Will Not Be Allowed to
Misgovern Herself or Be
America can not al-
low those colonists (Orientals)
to assume political control of
the Islands. Should that ever
threaten and it does seriously
threaten unless Caucasian immi
jc gration is continued recourse
would probably be had to some
such government as that estab-
lished in the Panama Canal
Zone and the political privileges
i of the people of Hawaii would
be lost. Dr. Victor S. Clark.
The election of Link McCandless on
an anti-immigration platform would be
one of the strongest reasons why Wash
ington should reduce the Territory of
Hawaii from her present autonomous
position and place these. Islands under
a commission government such as rules
in the Panama Canal Zone, and such
as congress is apparently about to in
stitute in the Territory of Alaska, ac
cording to the view of Dr. Victor S.
Clark, of the board of immigration,
who comes to Hawaii thoroughly famil
iar with Washington's ideas on tLe
.Hawaiian situation.
This view of the political situatioa
is set forth by Doctor Clark in a let-
ter addressed to A. F. Judd, senatorial
. candidate on the Republican ticket, in
answer to an inquiry as to the neces
sity for a continuation of the present
system of government-assisted immigra
tion. ;
Doctor Clark's letter, in full, is:
My Dear Mr. Judd: I respond with
smne reluctance to your request for a
letter on immigration, because this
question has now, must unfortunately,
been made an issue in party politics.
I'lease understand that my views on
the .subject are not based on party
affiliation; and were the Republicans of
.Hawaii now opposing immigrat'nui in
stead of faoring it, and the Demo
crats favoring immigration instead of
opposing it, 1 would not for that reason
change a single word of what I. am
ah nit to write.
To Stop Immigration Endangers Self-GoverD-ment.
One reason why 1 favor publicly
conducted Caucasian immigration to
Hawaii is because I see no other way
to prevent .he progressive orientaliza
tion ,,f these Islands, leading them to
wards dependency instead of statehood,
and towards government bv a commis
sion appointed in Washington, instead
of by a legislature elected by the peo
ple of the Territory.
Oriental Increase Dangerous.
If Hawaii were to be cut off today
from i-oTiiieetijii with the outer world,
so no people could either come here
or go away, a man who easts his first
ote tijis .lection would not reach the
age .if l.e-ty before the government of
the 't'eiri :ory would be in the control
of or e'r, 1 voters. The increase of
Japanese alone within ten years nearly
eq-;.-iis the piset!t total Hawaiian jo
filiation of these Islands. And in spite
of rce:ir treaty restrictions on immi-
y gration. and the fact that more men
are now leaving than arriving, there
is reason to believe that the excess of
births among the Japanese, over deaths
and departures combined, is causing a
- Continue,! growth of, that population.
This nigh birth rate among orientals
promises to become still greater because
the proportion of women among them
.19 steadily increasing. Last vear there
(Continued on Page Two).
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Several Minor Matters Disposed
Of Kapaa to Be Tackled
Next Week.
The meeting of the land board yes
terday afternoon was chiefly of a
routine character, no important matters
being taken up. Several minor proposi
tions, however, were finally disposed
The Kapaa matter, that is the bane
of the board, was not touched upon, j
notwithstanding the fact that at the
previous meeting it had been virtually
decided to discuss that matter at the!
meeting yesterday. The board, how-1
ever, wanted to clear the decks of the '
small propositions first, and when ad-
jifU i mat u i, was larteu, il Taa wilu luc
purpose of meeting again next Wednes
day and tackling Kapaa.
Maui Ranch Lands Again.
Mr. Trent started the meeting by
reading several letters from people on
Maui, in reference to the Waiohulji and
Keokeo lands, for the lease of which
the Cornwell Estate has applied. Sev
eral of the writers expressed a desire
to homestead a portion of the lands
and asked the board to defer any ac
tion until they should have time to
file their applications. Andrade said
he had received two similar letters. On
motion these letters were ordered
spread upon the minutes.
The application of I'.rewer & Co. for
the renewal of its lease of the land at
Moaulua. Hawaii, was received. The
upset price offered was .flioK a year.
On motion of Trent the board voted to
consent to the lease of the lands cov
ered by the lease, at the upset of $14 flu.
Kawailoalele Again.
(luce more the Kawailoalele land!
question came up, this time on an ap
plication for a reconsideration of the
board's decision to restrict the lots to
one-half acre. The applicants asked
the board to give them not less
two acres apiece, on the ground
di in
land than
the distance from town and the
eulties of conveyance warrant the
being divided into lots of not less
th:s size. j
The board discussed the matter at,
considerable length. Finally Andrade
stated that he would be in favor or" j
amending the former action by moving ;
that the lots be made one acre each,;
the frontage along the beach, however, j
to be not less than approximately It") i
feet. This mo' ion earned.
Board Approves.
The board, at the request, of Mr.
Campbell, approved the exchange w.'tti
Joctor Porter for the readjustment of
his lot on Alewa Heights.
L. C. Lyman of Ililo sent in an ap
plication for the purchase of a lot in
I'una, upset price $o, area .3o acre.
The board approved.
The application of W. S. Wise fori
the purchase of Lot H on Kichardson j
street, llilo. at an upset price of ?? i
was approved.
To Certify Patents.
Marsfon Campbell suggested that in
the future all patents issued bear the
signature of the secretary of the land
board. This, lie thought, would greatly
simplify land matters in the future, re
leasing searchers of title from going
back through all the records of the
(Continued on Page Two.)
Than Dry-Nursing His
Democratic Campaign Manager HELP!
Kuhio Will Hasten Time When the Punchbowl
Portuguese Can Secure Homes Link
Would Shut Them Out.
"The Delegate has offered, on
behalf of the Kapiolani Estate,
to assist the government in
every way possible, in expeait-
ing the granting of titles to Por-
tuguese of the lands on the
slopes of Punchbowl." Gov er-
nor Walter F. Frear.
While Link MeC'andless is working
for the success of a bill and a policy
that will absolutely prevent the Por
tuguese tenants of Punchbowl lands
from -having the first right to buy their
homes, Prince Kuhio, Delegate to Con
gress, and one of the largest owners in
the Kapiolani Estate, has made an offer j
to the territorial government to turn
baek to the government the lease the
estate has on the lands, so that the
latter will acquire title as soon as pos
sible to the homes in which they have
lived for so many years and improved
in many ways.
The leases have two years more to
run and the Kapiolani Estate is now
willing to surrender the leases to the
government, thus giving the latter an
opportunity to offer the lands to the
Portuguese tenants, under the "pref
erence" clause. The only condition
which the Kapiolani Estate makes is
that the amount of the rentals from
tenants for the two years yet remain
ing be paid over to the estate in lieu
of the revenues which it could receive
if it held on to the lands under the
conditions of the lease. It -asks uoth-
ing for the lease except the actual net
amount it would receive by holding on.
Should She, government decide to ac
cept, tiie offer of the Kapiolani Estate,
it would take some time to prenare
the lauds for sale to the occupants, as I
complete surveys would have to be j
made of the entire Punchbowl proper
ties which cover many city bloeks. The'
department of publiclauds would have!
to have the surveys made, the lands
would have to be plotted and a myriad!
of details worked out so that the titles!
would be clear. j
On April s. 1904. Delegate Kuhio;
introduced a bdl in congress called J
"The Punchbowl Land Hill." in which!
was set forth that about 6O00 Portu
guese were living on government land
on Punchbowl slopes, leased to the Ka
piolani Estate, on which thev had!
erected about Hum houses, the bill ask-1
ing that these residents Tie given a i
preference in acquiring title to the j
lan. Is when the leases expired in An-,
gust. 1912. Later, as a parf of the Or-'
game Act Amendment Bill, the Dele-1
gate succeeded in having a preference'
right secured for the Punchbowl Portu-
guese ami an erpiai rignt tor many oth
er Portuguese and TIawaiians in "other
parts of the island.
McCandless ;s pledged to take away
this preference from the Punchbowl
Portuguese, leaving the Punchbowl lots
and houses open to be bought in by
rich men like himself, while he also
stands pledged to abridge the prefer
ence rights of Hawaiians and Portu
guese throughout the Territory.
Registration Board Does
Book Men of the
"The story in the Star today is per
fectly ridiculous, when it says that the
board of registration will register ma
rines as voters," said Chairman C. F.
(hillingworth last evening.
"The board has no power whatever
to register soldiers, sailors or marines,
according to the law, and the Star cites
the very law which disproves what it
says. I make this denial now, so that
the registration office will not be flooded
by marines who have been misled by
the Star story."
As a matter of fact, the only govern
ment employes of the federal arm whom
the registration board will allow to reg
ister are the surgeons and employes of
the public health and marine hospital
service. The fact that the word marine
occurred in this rather long title gave
the Star the wrong clue that it meant
marines in general, .and particularly the
battalion of marines stationed at Ma
rine liarracks.
'Iiie law is emphatic on the question
of enlisted men of the army and navy
voting, or rather not voting. The board
has also gone far enough into the ques
tion to deny the right of civil service
employes, particularly those attached to
the war department, to register and
vote. Chairman ('hillingworth states
that any man coming here with troop,
although in a civil capacity, can not
procure a domiciliary right to vote here.
Mr. ("hillingworth is wrong when lie
says "anv man coming with troops from
the United States," for Hawaii is part
of the United States, and he certainly
can not "come here" when he is al
ready here.
The board has another ruling which
it is enforcing, that a soldier or sailor
or marine who was discharged from
service in July, for instance, and con
tinues to reside here can not register,
not having lived here the required time
from a domiciliary standpoint. He
dates his active resider.ee here from
the time he was dischatged. and that
much time since his discharge up to
now goes to his credit.
The fifth district i registering far
ahead of the fourth district, and efforts
nre being made to rustle out the lazy
ones. The registration closes on Or- I
tober S.
Planters Sends Check for Thou
sandSeveral From Fifty to
Five Hundred.
Aided largely by a one-thousand-dollar
cheek from the Hawaiian Plant
ers' Association, the Japanese Flood
Relief Fund yesterday jumped to a
total of three thousand and fifty dol
lars and ten cents During the past
two days there 'nave rjeen a number of
mot liberal contributions, among those
sending checks for from fifty to five
hundred dollars .be inn the Mary Castle
Trust. Theo. H. Davies & Co., the Ewa
Plantation, the Waialua Agricultural
Company, Bishop & 'Co., Hackfeld &
Co.. and the Oahu Sugar o.
The full returns from the collections
being made among the Japanese them
selves have not been made, but it is
expected that they will raise several
thousand dollars to add to that other
wise contributed here for the relief of
the sick and starving in the inundated
provinces of their homeland.
On the various plantations, payday
is being awaited by the laborers to con
tribute. In Honolulu there are various
associations, representing the people
from the various provinces, which are
raising money. In the towns on the
other islands contributions are also be
ing solicited.
The money is being turned over to
the Yokohama Specie Bank as fast as
it comes into the three offices where
contributions are received The Adver
tiser office, the Honwanji Mission on
Fort street and the offiee of the Hawaii
shinpo. and the amount will 'be for
warded to Japan at the very earliest
The list of contributions now stands
as follows:
Previously acknowledged $ 613.60
S. Twakawa.: 2.00
Honolulu street Sprinkling Co. 2.00
Marv Castle Trust 100.00
Theo. H. Davies & Co 250.00
Ewa Plantation Co 150.00
Waialua Agricultural Co...... 150.00
M. Lord (Waialua).... 5.00
S. H. Webb 1.00
T. Kaya (Wahiawa) 3.00
Mr. J. Carden 1.50
R. Kinmra 1.50
Bishop & Co ..:'....... 50.00
H. Hackfeld & Co 500.00
K. Kawasaki 5.00
Hawaiian Sugar Planters' As
sociation . 1000.00
Mrs. F. T. Bickerton 5.00
Oahu Sugar Co 150.00
Y. Suzuki 5.00
S. Ogata 3.00
. Kirimura (Hanapepe) 10.00
S. Katogi t 2.50
M. Akimoto 5.00
KOCH ESTER, Nw York. September
29. Tammany and Tammanyism are to
day in control of the" Democratic State
convention. With the refusal of Mayor
Gaynor of Xew York to be a candidate,
the Tammany element has strengthened.
Judge Alton B. Parker, former candi
date for President on the Democratic
ticket, has been chosen temporary chair
man. The convention adjourned early
until tomorrow. Tt appears now as if
a Tammany candidate will be put up
and elected.
PANAMA, September 29. A great
landslide today partially filled the big
Culebra cut. The slide was due to
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Sep
tember 29. The Democratic State con
vention here today nominated Lewis
Waterman for governor. The platform
denounces the Aldrich-Payne tariff bill.
LONDON, September 29. Sir Thomas
Strung:, a "teetotaler" and a well
known advocate of prohibition princi
ldes. was today elected lord mayor of
NAPLES, Paly, September 29. The
steamships here are refusing both
freight and passengers on account of
f bo ontlireak of cholera. The peopl
are fleeing from the citv bv thousands.
Between 190,00n and 191,000 is pret
ty cloe to the official census enumer
ation of the Hawaiian Islands, accord
ing to a statement made yesterday by
Dr. Yicior ( lark, census enumerator for
thf I-lands this year.
Doctor Clark, in his letter on immi
gration addressed to' the Republican
central committee, and printed else
where in this issue, makes the follow
China on trie Verge of Another
Boxer Upheaval Asiatic
Fleet Is Ready.
American State Department In
structs Officials to Stand
WASHINGTON', September 30. The
United States government is in receipt
of authentic information from its rep
resentatives in the Chinese empire, to
the effect that China is facing a crisis
such as existed in the days of the Boxer
troubles, when the lives and property
of foreigners were destroyed or endan
gered by fanatical hordes.
It is declared that China is on the
j verge of an upheaval of the most se
rious nature, and great alarm is felt
for the safety of Americans and other
foreigners in the Chinese cities.
Instructions have been forwarded
from the state department to all Ameri
can government omcials in China to
keep the closest watch in regard to
belligerent movements, and to acquaint
i this government immediately with any
indication of the approaching outbreak.
Officers of the United States war fleet
in Asiatic waters have been cabled to
be prepared for instant action in the
defense of American interests at Chi
nese ports, and the American army in
the Philippines has been notified to be
ready for any emergency.
If conditions warrant, American
troops will be hurried in army trans
ports from Manila to the scene of
It was announced here today that
in case of trouble both the army and
navy forces of the United States are
prepared to act at once.
WASHINGTON-, D. C, September 30.
President Taft, in receiving dele
gates to the international prison con
gress in this city, yesterday delivered
an address in which he cautioned prison
officials against making prisons so
comfortable as to furnish a motive for
the violation of the law. The President
pointed out a tendency in some in
stances to conduct prisons altogether
too mueh to the taste of their occu
pants and declared that too many peo
ple went to jail for comfort's sake.
WASHINGTON, September 30.
President Taft and General Wood, U.
S. A., are . holding conference on the
examination of army estimates with a
view to still further reductions.
SEATTLE, September 30. Chief of
Police Wappenstein has been removed
from office by Acting-Mayor Wardall at
the result of the charges laid against
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois. September
29. Aviator Walter Brookins todav
flew from here to Chicago, a distance
of 16 miles, in 2 hours 41 minutes of
actual time in the 8-ir. lie made onlv
two stops.
Brookins' record is remarkable, as
it was made in the face of atmospheric
ing statement with regard to popula
tion, and tliis is probably the first time
that the enumerator has made publio
anything which approached an official
declaration as to the number of people
in the Islands:
"Census of occupation ten years ago
showed a population of 1-4.0'1.
Assuming the. population to have in
creased 40 mVi during the past ten year
("and this is probably somewhat over
the true number)."' etc.
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