The Hawaiian Gazette and Link McCandless

If you were a candidate running for political office, would you not want a newspaper saying you’re worse than a bug? What a giant creating “pilikia” (trouble)?

The former Republic of Hawaii representative and Territory of Hawaii senator, Lincoln “Link” Loy McCandless switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat to unsuccessfully ran against Republican Prince Kūhiō for the seat of non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives for Hawaii Territory’s at-large congressional district.

In 1910, The Hawaiian Gazette unabashedly illustrated its opposition towards the election of McCandless in its political cartoons, some of which can be seen below.

The Hawaiian gazette., September 27, 1910, Page 5, Image 5
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-09-27/ed-1/seq-5/

Bee hive: “Prosperous, legitimate business in Hawaii”
Table holding bee hive: “Immigration policy”

The Hawaiian gazette., September 20, 1910, Page 2, Image 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-09-20/ed-1/seq-2/


Bertram Gardenier Rivenburgh served as the secretary to the Mayor of Honolulu, Joseph J. Fern, (1909-1913).The Hawaiian gazette., September 30, 1910, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-09-30/ed-1/seq-1/

The Hawaiian gazette., September 30, 1910, Page 2, Image 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-09-30/ed-1/seq-2/

The Hawaiian gazette., September 30, 1910, Page 3, Image 3
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-09-30/ed-1/seq-3/

The Hawaiian gazette., October 04, 1910, Page 2, Image 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-10-04/ed-1/seq-2/

– Alice Kim
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