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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1)1, 1889.
An ArmeA Force or Natives
Mb Possession of tlio
Palace Yard at Three
ill tlie Morning.
Lieu!. Robert Parker
WITH TWELYE KING'S GUARD
HOLDS THE PALACE.
The King at His Boat House
with Twelvo of His
Sharp Skirmishing Since 10:15
O'clock A. M.
Soycral Insurrectionists Killed and
Surrender of Rebels.
fNoi'i:. Owing to our mechanical
staff partaking of the common ex
citement on Tuesday, it was dilli
cult to collect them when events had
proceeded to a stage capable of be
ing connectedly reported. Steam
was let down in the boiler also, so
that we could not work our power
press. Therefore it was decided to
issue a simple extra with all the de
tails obtainable such as could be
used without injuring the cause of
public order. The extra was reis
sued this morning with particulars
of the close of hostilities for our
Wkkki.y Summary, and the matter,
revised and increased, furnishes be
low a complete account of the
unsuccessful attempt at revolution. J
Tdksday, July 30, 1880.
Early this morning the inhabitants
of Honolulu were generally notilied
by telephone from the Central Of
fices that a revolution was in pro
gress, and that the revolutionists
were in the Palace Yard, also in
possession of the Government Build
ings. It appears that Robert W. Wilcox,
well-known as a Hawaiian Govern
ment pupil at a Military Academy
in Italy, led about one hundred
armed men over the Palace wall
from Likclikc street soon after three
o'clock in the morning. There was
only the usual guard at the gates,
who could offer no resistance. A
guard of the revolutionists was also
put in possession of Aliiolani Hale
(the main Government building) and
the Kapuaiwa building, containing
sundry public offices.
The King, who was sleeping at
Honuakaha, the Queen's private re
sidence, Queen and Punchbowl
streets, was apprised of the situa
tion by telephone from one of the
native women within the Palace.
His Majesty immediately telephon
ed to Jas. W. Robertson, Vice
Chamberlain, who repaired with all
haste to the King, and they hur
ried 'off to the loyal boathouse,
whero the King has remained ever
since, the royal standard floating
from the flagstaff.
Lieut. Robert Parker took charge
of the Palace with twelve of the
Household Guards, ami although
repeated demands wcio made upon
him by Wilcox to surrender ho re
fused to do so.
It is believed that the plun of the
insurrectionists was to secure the
person of the King and demnud of
him a new Constitution and a new
Cabinet, also his abdication in fa
vor of Liliuokalani, his sister, the
Upon the members of the Cabinet
receiving information of the state of
affairs,' they held a council with His
Excellency Geo. W, Merrill, United
States Minister j Major Wodehouse,
Senlior CanavarroaudM. d'Angladu,
respectively tho Uritish, French
and Portuguese Commissioners ;
also Captain Woodward of the
U. S. S. Adams. The Cabinet de
cided to make a demand, in the
name- of tho Government, upon Wil
cox to surrender. Minister Thurston
jtad jeft for Molokat the evening lie
fore, but tho steamer Kanla was
despatched for lihn lliis fprcuonu.
The foreign rcpiesentativcs adr
vised the asking -jf Wilcox as to
what his demands were for a prelimi
nary; they desiring to have hoslili
Jes" averted if possible, for which
I M V
tlicy; Were prepared to use their
olllees. Rut they were informed by
Mr. Damon, after the incidents
about to bo related, tbat ho could
not uniu access to Wilcox and that
they could not approach the Palace
without danger of their lives.
The Cabinet appointed Col. V. V.
Aslifoid to take charge or the troops
and report to them all airaiigi'mcnls
ho might be able to make for pre
serving the authority of the Govern
ment. Minister Damon was appointed to
carry the demand for surrender to
Wilcox. He proceeded to the King
street entrance of the Palace a few
minutes before ten o'clock, attend
ed by Lieut. Kaniana of the police
force. He was refused admittance,
Wilcox declining to icocivoany com
munication irom the outside.
In tho meantime the Honolulu
Rillos were ordered to report at the
Armory, which they very promptly
did to tho number of nearly a hun
dred. Tho following notice, signed
by John II. Sopor, Marshal, and
countersigned by the three Minis
ters, was posted all over town :
"Every able-bodied Male Em
ployee of the HAWAIIAN GOV
ERNMENT within the City, with
out exception, is ordered forthwith
to Report for Duty to tho Marshal
of tho Kingdom.
Shortly before the visit of Minister
Damon to the Palace gate, six shaip
shooters from the Honolulu Rifles
were posted in tho Hawaiian Opera
House, commanding a view of tho
front of the Palace. G. Schuman,
a private in the Rilles, who was on
guard in Palace Square, was arrested
by the rebels, who took him within
the yaid, disarmed him and then
During the incident just related,
a shot was fired from the Palace
Yard, but by whom or in what direc
tion is not known. Another shot
immediately followed, it is believed
by one of the Rides guanl at a for
eigner on horseback persisting in
passing the lino after being ordered
Filing then almost immediately
became general on both sides, Min
ister Damon having to get away be
tween the two dies. The rebels
turned the ticld-picces in the yard
upon their besiegers, but they were
only allowed to fire a few shots, for,
as fast as they came to serve tho
guns, they were greeted with bullets
from the sharpshooters.
The firing wa3 at times quite
biisk. Before tho skirmish had
continued long, it was reported that
Robert Boyd, Wilcox's lieutenant
and a Hawaiian Government gradu
ate of an Italian naval academy,
was fatally wounded. George Mark
ham was also reported mortally
wounded, and another man to be
lying dead near tho Government
Early in tho afternoon four revo
lutionists were captured after escap
ing f 1 0111 tho Palace Yaid over the
wall. Two of them were wounded,
one rather seiiously. Drs. Rodgers
anil Wood dressed his wounds at
the Police Station. The prisoners
reported their comrades desirous of
getting out of the scrape.
About two o clock the trovcm
ment buildings were captured by
the Rille3 without resistance.
Sharpshooters for the Government
were posted in Kawaiahao Church
and private residences commanding
the" Palace Yard, as well as in tho
Opera House. Whenever anybody
appeared in the yard ho was dred
at, and many were knocked out.
Wilcox was seen in rear of the
Palace by different persons. , He
wore an Italian uniform.
The Government has two machine
guns at the Station, and is ready
lor further emergencies.
About 11 o'clock n squad of
marines from the U. S. S. Adams
landed and marched to the United
States Legation on Alakea street,
where they were stationed for pro
tection of American interests. The
Legation was the main rendezvous
of the foreign representatives.
The botli telephones were forbid
den to make private connections
early in the forenoon. This adds to
the dilllculty of getting accurate in
formation from the fiont.
Prof. W. D. Alexander was re
fused permission in the morning to
enter the Government Survey ofllce,
wljoro ho desired to wind the astro
nomical clock. In tho afternoon,
however, lie entered without ob
struction, as tlie garrison uau re
tired. Firing continued very brisk at in
tervals until nearly four o'clock,
when for a time only occasional
shots were heard. ThcGoverninent
felt that tlio rebels weie virtually
prisoners in the bungalow, and that
it only remained to force a capitu
lation before night.
Chas. Claik was arrested by Officer
Larson on a charge of treason and
locked up in tlie station-house.
A report was in cii dilution that
the U. S. S. Alert and Nipsio were
in sight, but it was without founda
tion. About .'SO of the revolutionists
surrendered their arms to Lieut.
Robt. Parker, and arc in custody in
the basement of the Palace,
The salooiiH were closed all day
by order of the Marshal.
Loomai), a Belgian who was second
in command of the rebels, cuinu over
the Palace wall, it is biippoed to
get food, was arretted and taken to
tho Station (louse.
The barracks are in churgo Qf tho
Household troops who are well
No hteamcis left this poit, with
tlip exceptioii-of the Kuala on Gov
JUAAb.t JJuj.Llli'Jl'JLfcu iiU)Wwi.tJ
Busincso places were closed and
the streets filled with orderly crowds
of all nationalities throughout the
Early in the day Mr. C. P. Frank
lin, a guest at the Hawaiian Hotel,
while passing down Richaids street
was "truck by a stray bullet in the
shoulder, indiclii'g a hght wound.
- Dining the height of the battle in
the forenoon, shot fairly mined in
tlie vicinity of the Marino Railway.
Three grape balls about an inch in
diameter tore through tho roof of
Mr. James I.yle's houac, two of
thein In the eaves and the third near
tho loof peak of a loft communicat
ing with the dwelling. This ball
was cut in two by tho iron rooling,
struck a rafter anil fell within four
or live yards of a lady who was tak
ing an airing and looking out over
tlie bay. Several balls struck on
land and water close to the house.
Mr. Lylo at once moved his family
and that of a daiightci visiting them
under the niihvay cradle until the
shower of lead was over.
Stray bullets from the direction
of the Government building fell on
the grounds of St Andrew's Cathe
dral and of tho Hotel.
After the Battle
Wi:ini:mav, July 31, 1SS0.
Yesterday afternoon tho Govern
ment decided that it was necessary
to di-lodgo Wilcox from the bunga
low into which he had withdrawn
his loniaiiiing force. Half-past four
was dxod as the time for the grand
attack, but it was an hour later be
fore preparations were completed.
Having no ordnance to bring to
bear upon the building the use of
giant powder cartridges was resort
ed to. These were hurled by strong
arms from Palace Walk and some
from Richards street, and as they
exploded the report made people at
a distance think the rebels had got
the cannon into play again.
A terrific fusillade was at the samu
time begun and kept up with
scaicely an intermission for about
an hour from all the commanding
points of vantage. A galling tire
was poured into the lower flat of the
bungalow by half a dozen citizen
marksmen posted in the Hawaiian
Then suddenly was heard the
commanding shout, "Hold on,"
after which only a desultory shot or
two was heard from tho church, and
the explosion of one bomb at the
bungalow, The cessation of the
fray was caused by the beleaguered
rebels displaying a white sheet and
calling out their 'Surrender."
The gates were thrown open and
a force of volunteers entering re
ceived the submission of Wilcox and
about thirty of his followers. The
remainder of them made good their
escape over the Palace wall. The
thirty who had sui rendered to
Lieut. Parker in tho afternoon
were previously sent to the Station
Wilcox and his gang were escorted
also to the Station. The rebel chief
bore himself sullenly and proudly
through the crowded streets, casting
looks of disdain to right and left as
cries of vengeance were heard, such
as "String him up," etc.
In the meantime about seventy
blue-jackets and marines had been
lauded from tho U. S. S. Adams to
assist in preserving peace in town
during the night. They marched
with life and drum music to the
United States Legation, and with a
machine gun afterward took a turn
round the streets, finally quartering
for the night at the Armory. Their
presence gave great heart to icsi
dents who had regarded the approach
of night and its dread possibilities
with trepidation. They returned on
board this moining.
The city was well patrolled by
regular and special armed polite,
and the Honolulu Rifles dining the
night, and this morning dawned
without fuilher tioublo to be re
ported. Additional arrests for treason arc
those of J. J. McDonald and J. M.
Poepoo the lawyer.
i.NTi:itvu:v with i.ikut. iai:ki:ii.
A Bui. urns representative had
a long fall; this morning with First
Lieut. Robert Paiker of the House
hold Guards, the biswro olllccr who
held the Palace all day, though at
times exposed himself to the great
est danger. This daring" young
olllccr is deserving of the highest
credit for tho stand 1 e took. Lieut.
Parker told the following btory to
1 was on duty as usual in the
Palace with twelve men, including
two sergeants and one corporal. A
sentry was at each entrance to the
Palace yard. I was asleep when,
between four and live o'clock in the
morning, the guard aroused me and
said that Wilcox with a number of
men was at the inaulca gale. The
sentry was called out to by Wilcox
and told to open" Hie gate, but in
stead called oqt, "Line Company."
I at onco stationed my men inside
of tho Palnco and called in tho four
senliies from tho yard. It was not
daylight but I couiil see one of Wil
cox's men climb over the inauka
gale and open if from the Inside.
Wilcox then marched his men, about
eighty, to the front of thu Palace
and formed into Hue. Wilcox came
to mo and commanded mo to givp up
my 6word and the Palace to him. I
told him decidedly 1 would not. 1
inarched up tlie Palace steps, he fol
lowing mo willi a loaded pistol. I
looked half round all tho way up,
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expecting every moment to bo a
dead num. I hnd only my drawn
sword in my hand. When lie got
half way up ho turned around and
went to' his company. About lly
wcio carrying guns. He (atuc ng.tin
to me and asked niu where the field
piece, were, but I refused to in-
liuhlcu him. However, niter a short '
time ho found thein and pl.iced
them in position in the yard, and
then bioko open the powder maga
zine. 1 went out to tho barratks
and leporled to C'apt. Kahalewal,
and he ordered mo to go back and
not allow anyone inside of the Pa
lace. Wilcox "-non after caino up
the steps again and called out to
me to give up tile Palace, as
he wanted to put the field- piccub-
inside. I shouted out from the
door that I would not gie up until.
1 lost my last man. Ho went away
but soon returned and this time de
manded to know where the guns and
fuses were. I said I did not know.
About eight o'clock he came up the
steps of the palace with his pistol at
full cock pointed at me. 1 had two
men back of me with their guns
loaded and instructed them to lire
at Wilcux if lie moved his hand. He
inado another demand for entrance
to the palace, but as before was re
fused. Immediately after 1 noticed
hevWas getting the guns in the yard
ready for- action. While walking
through the basement of the palace
1 must have been mistaken for Wil
cox by (lie sharpshooters in the vi
cinity of Likelike street, for three
bullets were aimed at mo in rapid
succession; one went just over my
bead, a second close to my right
side, while the third grazed my
left shoulder. We managed to
get some breakfast but got noth
ing more to cat until evening
after (Jlho sui render. After the
sharpshooters began to get in their
work a number of Wilcox's men
sought icfugc in the bungalow,
while thirty took position on the
steps in l ear of the palace. I told
them to give up then arms. but tlicy
would not; then said that if they
did not move away I would shoot
them. I stationed two ot 1113' men
at the door, but after a few minutes
the thirty men laid down their arms,
and my men picked them up. 1
took tlie men into the kitchen in the
palace basement and told them they
were prisoners. About ."::i0 o'clock
they wete let out from tlie front of
the palace and taken to the Govern
ment building. About seven o'clock
L saw a man run from the bungalow,
and knowing that it meant sin render
I opened tho front entrance of the
palace. Soon the Rilles came along
and Wilcox was marched off to the
Station. 1 had a good mow of all
that took place as I was on the
lookout all day.
iNTr.nvirw with imiikokss i.ii.icoka-
Tlienamcof II. R. If. Princess Liliu
okalatii was freely made use of on the
streets yesterday in connection with
the revolution, and in view of this
fact, a Ik'i.i.r.Tiv reporter called on
the Princes at hor residence, Wash
ington Place, this morning, and in
the presence of her husband, Hon.
John O. Dominis, asked her the fol
Reports being around that you
were implicated with Wilcox in his
designs, and that he held secret
meetings at your Palama lesidence
which you attended, will 3'ou say
whether or not such is the case?
Tlie Princess replied that she
knew nothing whatever of Wilcox's
intentions until the Ministers in
formed her after her return from
Hilo in June; that after being so
informed she at once told Wilcox
she did not approve of his designs
if such was his intention, and told
him he should desist without further
delay ; that sho had never been pre
sent at any of his meetings.
Tlie Piiucess nlso stated in con
versation that Wilcox h.id been liv
ing at her Palama residence, but
alter her return from Kauai a couple
of weeks ago, she ordered him away
from the house and he look up his
quarters in the servants' cottages in
rear. The Princess also said that
w hen Wilcox was in San Francisco
she received a letter from liiin. In
reply she wrote that if lie had any
designs he need not return' but if he
only intended to come just before
the election and 11111 as representa
tive that would be all right.
l)i:A! ANI WOUNDI'l).
So far thcro are live dead, their
names being as follows: Loika.Poni,
Hclelua, Kawniwai and Sam Tucker.
Keki, who was shot through the
neck, is at his home in Kalilii and I
not expected to live.
Following is the list of the wound
Tom Hopu, a Taliitiau, wounded
in the left thijdi, the bone being
shattered. He is in a critical condi
tion, Kuinal, right hand badly shot and
n bullet wound in the left thigh.
Walu, three djigcrs of the right
George Markham, shot in the left
Robert Boyd, scalp wound on the
right sidu of the head, and wounded
in tho thigh.
The above mentioned arc at the
Queen's Hospital in custody, it not
being considered f.afe to move them.
The following wounded men are
in the hospital at Oahu prison : Ku
auinoaiia, hit in the shouldci", Ma
kolo, thigh wound, and Keawe,
wound in calf of leg.
Till! DAMAOi: TO I'ltOl'lUl'IV.
The interior of ih.c bungalow in
the Palace yard, V'h,erc the rebels
were located tho greater part of thp
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day, presented a scene of devasta
tion this morning The roof is dam
aged very considerably by the giant
powder cartridges which exploded
on it. Tlie rooms upstairs at the
Richards rlrcctcud presented a sony
appearance. Furniture was all
smashed to pieces, the doors weie
shewed with broken glass and bul
let holes were seen iu the walls in
every direction. It was terrible
to see what damage had been done.
On the matting in several of the
rooms were lai go patches of blood,
and many cloths were lying around
satin aled with blood. On the back
verandah down stairs was a long
trail of blood looking as if a wound
ed man had been dragged along.
The damage to the lower part of the
bungalow was small compared to
that on the first floor.
Nearly all the windows on the
Ewa side of the Palace were smash
ed, and many on the Waikiki side.
The front of the Opera House is
badly peppered with bullet fahots.
Considerable damage was done to
the interior. One shell from a field
piece passed through the front door,
two green baize screens, tho inner
wall, through the outer wall of the
Royal box, the back of a chair, ex
ploding 111 the wall on the other side
of the box. Another shell passed
through the front window and lodg
ed in the counter weight box of the
red curtain where it now is. The
back of one of tho seats in the gal
lery was smashed to pieces. The
windows and loof were riddled with
Inillets. Very little damage was
done to the Government building.
XOTKS AND INC'IUUNTS.
Business was resumed to-day but
the saloons are still closed. Large
crowds of curious natives were
hanging around in the pieciucts of
the Station House.
Wilcox is locked up safeh' iu a
coll at the Station House. He takes
his arrest in a very cool manner, and
still weai s his Italian uniform of black
with broad yellow 9tiipcs.
C'apt. Kahalewai held the barracks
witli some of the Household troops.
Wilcox enteicd the barracks alone
early 111 the morning and made a
demand, but was told to get out,
which he did.
Several of those anested have
made important confessions which
will materially assist the Govern
ment. Wilcox's effects are in chargo
of the Marshal.
J. M. Poepoe, the lawyer, was
with tlie rebels iu tlie Palace yard iu
the morning, but soon after the first
shots were fired, scaled the wall and
got away. Later on lie was arrest
ed. Looinans, the Belgian, before Ids
arrest went down to the King's boat
house and asked to see the King. The
guards sent him away. It is pretty
generally understood that he had
The (jueen was at her Waikiki
residence all day.
.Misihimi 1 mutton returned from
Molokai at I o'elouk thi- uinruiuir.
I'p to the time of going to press
U) arrests have been made, not in
cluding those lying wounded at the
Queen's hospital and at the prison.
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