THE CONTEMPT FOR HAWAIIANS IS CLEAR
Honolulu, Apr. 17—We hear from the word that is buzzing on the streets that Palmer Woods [Pama Woods] has been selected as Land Commissioner [Lunaaina] for the Territory of Hawaii in place of Joshua D. Tucker [Iosua D. Tucker], and Sheriff Jarrett [Makai nui Jarrett] in place of High Sheriff Henry [Makai Kiekie Hanale]. The reason for this decision by the Governor to select Palmer Woods for this position was because of the objection by the United States Attorney from Tennessee to select a Hawaiian in a position under the Federal Government, although the Governor wanted to appoint Palmer Woods as Marshall [Ilamuku] in place of Hendry. The people of the state of Tennessee are infamous for their contempt of people of dark skin, and perhaps that is one reason that place does not desire Native Hawaiians. Through this we should recognize the nature of the Democrats in America, as this sort of action creeps all the way here to Hawaii nei.
[For some reason, the first 11 and a half years of Hoku o Hawaii (including the issue in which you can find this article) is not available yet online!]
(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/23/1914, p. 3)