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Telltale P,G. Ad
missions. Mr. Damon Advised the Queen
to Surrender "Under
H. Sopor Refused to Head the
"Army" Without Backing of
United States Troops -John F.
Bowler's Statemont that the Sta
tion Guards Would Nover Fight
Against the American Flag.
The Now York Herald of Nov. 20
contained a long article from its
Washington correspondent, which
was made up from the report of
Commissioner James H. Blount on
the Hawaiiau question. Amongst
the testimony given is a statement
by F. Wuudouborg, who said that
when the men from the Boston land
ed "the towu was perfectly quiet."
The men wore equipped as if they
were to remain an indefinite length
of time on shore.
"The curiosity of the people ou
the streets was aroused aud they
followed the troops to see what it
was all about. Nobody" seemed to
know, so when the troops found
quarters the people dispersed, most
of them going to the baud concert
at the hotel, which was very fully
attended, as it was a bright moon
light night. All who were not in
the secret were woudoriug at the
"The committee met at Mr. Water
house's residence that eve'niug at
7:30 o'clock. The formation of some
sort of a government was uuder dis
cussion and it was decided that a
commander-in-chief of the forces
supporting the proposed new gov
ernment should be appointed. The
position was offered to John H.
aoper, wno demurred, not seeing
any backing whatever to support the
movement. Mr. Sopor was answered
by members of the committee that
the American Minister would sup
port the move with the troops of
the Boston. Mr. Sopor stifl doubted,
so a couple of the committee escort
ed him over to the legation, which,
by the way, was in the adjoining
premises, and the three came back
after a time, reporting that Mr. Ste
vens had given them full assurance
that any proclamation the Govern
ment put forward at the Govern
ment building, or any other build
ing in Honolulu for that matter,
would receive immediate recognition
and the support of the forces of the
Boston. This assurance seemed to
satisfy Mr. Soper and he accepted
The rest ffom Mr. Wundeiiberg
relates to the march of the commit
tee of 13 to the Government build
ing, which was not guarded, and the
reading of the proclamation in pre
sence of a few curious loungers and
uuder cover of the United Stales
Commissioner Blount sends to the
State Department a long interview
had by him with S. M. Damon, who
is President of the Advisory Council
of the Provisional Government. Mr.
Damon's interview was reported
Btenographically aud signed by him
as correct. He was one of the men
who went up to the Government
- House Monday, January 17th, to
read the proclamation declaring tho
Queen deposed aud the new Govern
ment in control, a proceeding which
Minister Stevens had suggested as
the easiest way to accomplish the
end in view and a thing which he
would be glad to recognize as estab
lishing the new and de facto Gov
ernment. Damon, though a somewhat un
willing witness, corroborated the
statements made by Wuudouborg.
He described tho starting from
Smith's oflice on Fort street. There
wero about eighteen men in all.
Damon says they divided into two
bodies, taking different streets, bo-
cause they wero afraid they might 1
attract attention. They were afraid
of being interfered with by tho po
lice, ho says, showing that tho
Queen's Government was still hi
possession of tho city. Tho mon
straggled out so as not to attract J
At tho Government bonne, Damon
says, there wan no one save tho
porters and officials employed there,
In other words tho Government was
in possession and was carrying on
its affairs in tho rogular way, with
out any excitomout aud without any
attempts to organize for dofeuso.
Mr. Cooper road a proclamation,
and as the members of tho commit
tee who had assemblod for this pur
pose felt auxiotiH about their per
gonal safely, they sent word to
Colonel Sopor, in command of their
forces, for guards. Thou it was that
mou came running in with rilles in
"How many troops cauio in?" nuk
ed Mr. Blount.
"Enough to make uh foul deckled
Jy more at oiwe than before they ar
rived." "What did you do aftor the rend
ing of tho proclamation!"
"Wu adjourned to thoolllce of the
Minuter of the Interior and com
menced to formulate our plana aud
Ijet ouwolvus into working order.
Mr. Dolo was at tho head. Whilo
wo wore there Mr. Cornwoll and Mr.
Parker came up from tho statiou
house nud hold a conference with
In rospouBo to Mr. Blount's ques
tion Mr. Damon said that he aud
another member of the revolutionary
committee wont to the station house
to hold a conforonco with tho
Mr. Blount endeavored to draw
from Mr. Damon tho admission that
tho argument usod to induce tho
Quoon's Ministers to surrender was
that United States troops wero across
the street from tho Government
buildings, in full sympathy with the
Mr. Damon unwillingly admitted
that this was true, saying, "While 1
was in the station house a man
named Bowlor said to mo, 'Wo aro
all prepared to resist, but will uovor
fight against the Amorican ling.' "
Being again pressed for informa
tion as to wh'othor the sympathy of
the Uuitod States Minister was talk
ed about, Mr. Damon replied:
"I cauuot reinombor any dofinito
thing, but, from Mr. Bowlor's remark.
tuey must uavo thought tho United
States troops wore here to somo
"Did you say anything to indicate
there was sympathy on tho part of
Captain Wiltso or Minister Slovens
with the movement to form a uew
"I cauuot remember, 1 may possi
bly have said so."
"What was your impression?"
"My impression was that seeing
the troops lauded in this excitomout
aud turmoil, I suppose 1 might
have said: "The' could not stand it
any longer Americans could not
stand it any longer.' "
"Your impression, theu, was that
the American Minister aud Captain
Wiltso were iu sympathy with yout"
"Whilo wo wore in tho Govern
ment building, during the reading
of the proclamation, and whilo wo
wore all extromoly nervous as to our
porsonal safety, I asked one of the
men with mo there, 'Will not the
American troops support us? Fin
ally 1 asked one man to go over and
ask Lieutenant Swiuburuo if ho was
going to soud some one over lo pro
tect us. Tho man returned and said:
'Captain Wiltso's orders aro to re
"1 was perfectly uouplushed at not
receiving their support. I could not
imagine why we were" there without
being supported by Amoricau troops.
We wore there tifteeu or twenty
minutes without their supporting us
in any way.
Being asked what was accom
plished by tho first visit to Station
House, Mr. Damon at length replied:
"The Queen's, Minister virtually gave
it up. Thoy said that if they had
only the Provisional Government to
contend with and the forces of tho
Provisional Government they would
not surrender. They felt that they
could meet the emergency, so far as
tho Provisional Government was
concerned, but as it was, thoy wero
willing to yield, and tho Minister and
I went along with them to the
'"We all met in tho blue room. There
were present the Queen, the two
young Princes, four Ministers, Judge
Widomann, Paul Neumann, J. O.
Carter, E. C. Macfarlauo aud myself.
We went over between i aud 5 aud
remained till 6. We asked for a
surrender and the Ministers advised
it. At first Judge Widomann op
posed the idea, but yielded when
Mr Neumann did. It was the Queen's
idea that she could surrender pend
ing a settlement at Washington. It
was on that condition that she gave
up. I told h r she could surrender
or abdicate uuder protest."
"And that the protest would bo
considered at a later period at
"Yes, at a later period."
"Was the Queen advised by her
Ministers to surrender because tho
83'mpathy of the United States was
with tlie revolutionists?"
"1 knew it was tho Queen's idea
that Mr. btoveus was in sympathy
with this movement. Tho Queen
was reluctant to sign her abdication,
but did so on the ground that it
would come up for review at Wash
ington. 1 told her so myself. It
was the best terms of settlement we
could get. I told it to President
Dole, aud he received aud iudorMid
"Was any message sent to tho
Queen after that anything reject
ing the proposition for settlement
of the dispute at Washington?"
"The surrender, then, was made
ou that proposition?"
"Yes. Theu tho Queen sent down
to the Statiou House that they
should surrender. That wound up
the whole affair. Wo took possession.
It wasn't decided upon till aftor this
"Now, how long after that was it
before tho Provisional Government
"Air. Stevens sent uaaei rnngjo,
hiB aide, and Captain Wiltso sent
one of his ollicors personally to ex
amine tho building and report if the
Provisional Government was in
actual possossion. That was done
between 4. and ft in tho afternoon.
Tho interview with the Queen took
place between 4 and b"
"Whon this interview was going ou
between you, the Cabinet Ministorh
and the Quoon, was it knowii then
that tho Government had been re
cognized?" "I do not think tho Queen was
told. I do not remember that it
had boon spoken of."
"Did you know it?"
"I think I know it."
"What 1 mean is this: Before you
took the message of the Quoon back,
this protest, tho Provisional Govern
ment had been recognized?"
"Had that boon done at tho time
you loft the Government House to
go with the Cabinet MiuUton to
talk with tho Queen?"
"If my memory serves mo right it
Coinmishiouer Hlouut had a long
interview with Mr. Waterhouse, who
was also a member of the committee
of safety, and who, though aUo an
unwilling wituoriH, eonoborated Mr.
Wundoiiburg and Mr. Damon iu
uiobt of their atutomeulu,
.OOAIi AND GENERAL NEWS.
Court Camoes, A. O. P., will meet
this oveuiug at Pythian hall for lni-
I Jim CnrtV wns busy on Saturday
night distributing rilles among pri
1 valo parties.
Mr. Thomas liiwW.y has another
' lot of those beautiful Hawaiian flag
badges for sale.
Tho Japanoso cruiser Naniwa is
expected to arrive iu Honolulu not
later than Dee. 2.
A granite sidewalk is being laid at
the Mutual Tolephono building,
Merchant and Alakea streets.
A full roport of tho dedication of
tho Masonic Temple, which was an ,
imposing ceremony, will appear
It was said at tho Judiciary build
ing this afternoon that tho judges
of tho two higher courtB had a con
foronco at the noon recess.
Thoro is a likelihood of Mr. Edw.
Hore's resigning tho judgeship of
Wnialua, as it interferes with his
duties as school teacher at tho same
It is roporled that Frank Pahia
will assume tho position of Deputy
Sheriff at Koolaupoko, aud Deputy
Sheriff Aikue of tho same place will
tako tho judgeship.
Tho steamship Miowera was haul
ed up to tho Fishmarket wharf this
morning. Her store post aud pro
peller aro being repaired at the Ho
nolulu Iron Works, aud will soon bo
ready to bo placed in position.
Two lads, Kaimi and Knouohi,
were committed to tho Reformatory
School for one year each by Judge
Hobortsou this inoruing for truaucy
during two weeks last past. Both
pleaded guilty and smiled when the
police otlicor escorted them to tho
Jack Noil I, the hackman who was
caught ou Vineyard lane with fifty
tins of opium iu his possession on
tho night of Nov. 22d, pleaded guilty
to a charge of opium unlawfully in
possession in ttie District Uourt to
day. Ho was sentenced to pa' a
fine of 250. The charge formerly
was selling opium, but was changed.
Tho informer was paid half the fine.
A great holiday opportunity is
presented iu tho day and evening
sales at auction of the whole stock
of Japanese goods iu the store of
Mr. J.M. deSae Silva, to be con
ducted by Mr. Levey from Saturday
to Wednesday inclusive. The stock
is exceedingly rich and vafi.ed, and
tho sale is without reserve. Great
bargains may be anticipated.
Mr. Moors, manager of the Sa
moan exhibit at the World's Fair,
has chartered the schooner Vine in
San Francisco for the purpose of
returning his charges to Samoa. The
Vino will touch at this port, aud it
is expected several exhibitions will
be given here. Aftor reaching Sa
moa -Mr. Moors intends cruising
among the South Sea Islands tor the
purpose of making a collection of
curios for exhibition at tho Mid
winter Fair lo be hold in San Fran
cisco, iu connection with the Ha
Beg: Pardon Madamo.
But wo would like your attoution a
moment. Thursday is Thanksgiving
day. Wo shall uiaku tho linen t pies,
cakes and ico cream on that day.
Wo uxpoct a big rush ; ploaso givo
your ordors soon; wo wouldn't like
lo seo you got loft.
All city ordorH dolivorod free. Tho
Elito Ico Groatn Parlors, Hart & Co.,
83 Hotol street.
Business dead ? Not muuli !
Leastwise it is not so with the
California Feed Company. We
have mmle a businchs for our
selves, which has steadily grown
through all Ihe hard times other
people aro complaining ahout.
We have just secured from Mr.
J. F. Colhurn his old stand, cor
ner Queen and Nuuanu streets,
and taken possession of those
large and convenient premises.
We had to do so, bcc.ause our
old place at Leleo is loo small
for our fast-increasing business.
In a few days the hark "Manna
Ala" will be bore again with her
fourth full cargo of II ay and
Grain, bought by our Mr, J. N.
Wright who will arrive on that
vessel. We prefer to select our
merchanili.se ourselves rather
than have others do it, which
means that we get better goods
at a less price.
We thank our many friends
for their liberal iitronugo for
the past throe years, and hope
by strict attention to a business
we thoroughly understand to
merit the patronage of as many
CALIFORNIA FEED CO.
m:tvi:i:n waikiki, thi: pauk,
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IM' Kl.MI r.
wl'ur(M tu Itlllu Itiinuu 5 cents.
klUi. IU cenu; buns Bullet and Diamond
Head, 1.1 cuiiUj round (lip, 'Jo coins;
elilldnin uiidt'i I'.' yearn, liulf pilce.
!', SMITH, Proprietor.
Short Dronth, Honrt Troubles, Rhou
Mra. L. it. Paino
Karjle Creole, Oroftou.
"I hnve lived here. In Oregon for tht past
twenty j ears, ami most of tho tlmo have been a
Tory Kc;it stilloror from tiirlamtnntorr
rheuntntitm. 1 lutvo also had uliMttlio doctor
called licai t dlsoase, v. tth ihortncu of breath
and sharp lulus In tlialcft side. 1 decided to take
Hood's S.iraaparllln, and bofor I had finished
three bottles I vrns In better health than I had
been for years. I do not have any pain now,
sleep woll, and to-day no woman of my ait
Enjoys Botter Health
than I. At homo on the ranch I not only attend
to my family housework, but last summer I
caicd for and milked four cows. I do not feal
that I can say half enough In praise of
Jtus. I M. Paine, Eagle Creek, Oregon.
Hood's Pills are prompt and efficient, yet
easy In action. Bold by all druggists. 20c.
HUBRON, NKWMAN & CO.,
Agents for Hawaiian Islands.
- PRESENTS THIS -
An mnlHual attractive variety of NKW
OOODS to meot the taste and want- of
our Island toiniiiuiiity. Apart
from a lino stock of
Presentation and Miscellaneous Books and
IB THE NKW SEASON'S
bu been to he appreciated.
Also a line of
Japanese Paper Crepe Books
Of Jingles and Fairy Tale.
Additional to a hewllde'ring Miiiplj of the
customary good goods for all' good
people id a stock of
Tlmt are as useful as they are novel and
attractive, and of all kind und sizes.
Dolls & Dolls' Sundries
flP81( llLAltH' HKMlQtlAltTKlW lias
alvs been noted for its supply of Dolls
and all the etceteras of dolldoiu, and this
season leads them all.
Hulf Kid '
Nankin Dolls, Uul- Dolls, Ituhher Dolls
China Dolls, Dolls with Kino French Bis
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TV 1 I C ' i'ull Uross, Half Dress
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from about three inches to nearly three
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Lady Dolls, Girl Dolls, Bo; Dolls, Baby Dolls
French Dolls, English Dolls,
German Dolls, American Dolls.
INoiiiiuaux Dolls, Indian J)olN,
Mulatto nous, lmrxey nous.
rvM f Heads. Doll
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Hliocs, noil's rjtoeKi:
mils. uoll'H nuts, uoii'B
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Cradles, Doll's Jledsteads, Doll's Irous
seuux, Doll's Carriages, Doll's Tea Bets,
Wash Bets and sets of lots of necessary
thing" to uouiplfttu the happiness of a
doll's mamma's lite.
i:innl liberal provision is niude in all the
Rubber Toys, Wooden Toys,
Tin Toys, Born Toys,
Iron Toys, Paper Toys, Etc.
OUTDOOll OAMK8, INDOOU (JAMKS
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tW Kverybody and all ages provided
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Christmas Goods i
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Ladloi' and Gents' Handkerchiefs
(With American or Havtalim. Klas)
tjhiiul-, rlaslies, Tnhlc Covers,
Neckties, Shirts, Ktc, Kte.
j COTTON CRAPE OF DIFFERENT GRADES
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Kimono Pattern-, Etc., Etc.
Fancy Porcelain Tea Sets,
Cup and SnuuiTH, I'laUis,
Flower S'asos, Kte., Kto.
Christmas Cards, Fancy Envelopes,
Alliums, l'lim,, I'aper Lanterns,
Tahle Crumb Pons, Etc., Kto.
Importer of Japanese Goods.
'JOO Fort St., near Custom House.
p. o. liox aj.
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HHIKTS, Hri.K. HAN'DKEROHIEFS,
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Frozen : Turlxeys
Hiiivy, Flesh) und Firm, ittst rumiirnl
from'tlio Con-t. Aim
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widnlil; alive or killed and ilniHsml.
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For sale In lni In suit, 1)
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Ladies' & Children's Shoes
BLACK LADIES' A; CHILDREN'S HOSE,
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SILK .t CKAI'E SCARFS,
Rugs and Carpets Selling at Cost !
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SOS 8a S 1 1 FORT STK.H1H3T.
OaritoanL Wash. FaJorios !
A handsome (Jot Um Falirlo; New btyles this season, the (.'Hoots are fac-diniilus of Ohluo
hilssj to see them me.tns to aiipreuiato them.
811k finish just out: real French ileslgns are the llnest ami the oraze ot the senium
Cashmere Su.olim.es SO Cents Yard I
One of the handsomest Wash .Mateiials this senson entirely new and
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Assets January 1, 1892, : : $42,432,174.00
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