HAWAII: The New Breed

It was nearly 3 p.m. in Washington, nearly 10:30 a.m. in Hawaii 5,000 miles away. In the House chamber of the Capitol, the debate rattled on, while off the floor, two men placed two separate long-distance calls to Honolulu. One was the Territory's twelfth appointed Governor, Republican William F. Quinn, who was calling Acting Governor Edward E. Johnston. The other was Democratic Territorial Delegate John Burns, who got through to Territorial House Speaker Elmer F. Cravalho, who was standing on the dais in the assembly chambers of Hawaii's lolani Palace.

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