To the Voters of the City and County of Honolulu.
Gentlemen: I hereby announce that I will be a candidate at the coming primary election for the Republican nomination for Sheriff. Having had the police experience of serving as deputy sheriff of several districts of these islands, and the legislative experience of five successive terms, besides being a practicing attorney, I am confident that, if elected, I shall be able to conduct the office of Sheriff with both intelligence and efficiency.
Your obedient servant,
WILLIAM J. SHELDON.
(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/16/1914, p. 4)