Evan da Silva Political Ad—a Mix of Hawaiian and Western Idioms, 1920.


I am once again putting my name before the voters of the First Voting District of the Island of Hawaii, and asking for your support on this Election Season coming up on the 2nd of October, 1920. My work at the Legislature these past sessions was putting effort into and watching over our rights, O makaainana from the reclining coconut trees of Kalapana all the way to the sheer trails of Hamakua.

All I want to make clear is, “Don’t change horses in midstream.”

Your Humble Servant,
(Captain Silva)

(Hoku o Hawaii, 9/2/1920, p. 3)

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XIV, Helu 14, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 2, 1920.

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