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OLD GLORY WAVES TRIUMPHANT !
HAWAII FORMALLY HANDED . OVER TO THE
UNITED STATES AT 12 TODAY.
Cheers and Tears for the FlagNo Changes in Official
Life of the Territory-flinister Sewall Will Re
main as Special Agent - Events.
Hawaii is under tho Stars and
Stripo3. The union of tho Ha
waiian Islands with tho United
States of America is consummated.
This groat event was formally
enacted at sharp twolvo o'clock,
meridian, this tho 12th day of
Auuust, A. D. 1898.
The lowering of tho Hawaiiim
flag from tho main tower of tho
Executive building, and tho hoist
ing tboroupon of tho Star Spangled
Banner, were accomplished de
cently and iu ordor, and with all
tho military pomp duo to tho
This doublo event had in its
first part an element of pathos,
but in its second everything was
joy and gladness. Old things
passed away and tho life of tho
dying notion bocamo restored,
grand and glorious, as vory part
and parcel of tho mighty Ameri
can Commonwealth. It was a
good omon that, as tho eventful
-moment arrived, sunshino broke
through the clouds that had all
mourning darkened tho sky.
Scores of ladieB and gontlomen
pressed up to President Dolo a'ter
tho flag raising ceremonies to
congratulate him upon being s'ill
Prosidont of Hawaii, but by tho
Commission of his great and good
friend, Prosidont McKinley.
DF.TAIL. OP THE PIIOGUAM.
It was only a littlo after 10
o'clock this forenoon that tho poo
pie to whom had been given tiokots
began to arrivo and to take tho
Boats sot aside for thorn on tho
nnnnr nnd lower balconies. Both
thoso places wero sufficiently
guardod by mon from tho two re
gular companies and no ono was
allowed to go around by tho front
way. The King street gato was
closed and a sentinel posted thoro
to allow no ono to ontor until
Tho liiohards stroet and Palaco
walk gates were thrown wido
Entrance to the balconies could
only be through tho hall of tho
Executive building. This or
rangoment was made so that thoro
would bo no conflict. The people
came quietly, listened to the in
structions of tho soldiers and wont
to places assigned them.
Tho seats for the public at largo
wore placed ou oithor side of the
driveway leading from King streot
and tlioro was not an empty ono
loft whou the clock struck eleven.
The balconies wero all in tho
Lieut-Col. Sopor, Majors Geo.
0. Pottor and 0. P. Iaukea, and
Captains J. W. Pratt and W. C.
"Wilder of tho President's staff
wore on duty in full uniform and
it is due to their oxcollent mana
gement that poople wore so well
cared for. A. St. M. Mackintosh
of the Poroicn office wbb also ou
Lieut. Evouson of Co. P. was
in charge of tho mon in tho build
ing. Both of tho regular com
panies woro on duty and their
work was by no means small.
Ji'tTho main stand iu front of tho
slops at tho King stroot ontranco
to tho Government building was
decorated with flags and bunting
but not in an olaborato manner.
Chairs woro set in a convenient
manner for tho guosts qb woll bb
tho principal figures in the days'
It was about 11:15 o'clock when
tho band was hoard around at tho
back and vory soon tho Nationol
Guard of Hawaii hooded by polico
wero Boon approaching tho King
stroet gate. Shortly after this the
order was givon, the gato flew
open and in marched the Citizens'
Guard companies at tho hoad of
tho procesuion,each member wear
ing an appropriate badge. They
inarchod around to their seats on
the lawn to tho right and at a
commaud from Captain McStoc-
kor, took their plucos.
Next came a platoon of twonty
fivo polico officers headed by Joe
Kaimihau as Beroeant and com
manded by Captain Kanaa with
Ohas. "Warren as his lieutenant.
Thoy made a vory fine appearance
as thoy marched in perfect ordor
to a position to tho right and
Tho band announced the ao
pearanco of tho Volunteer Mili
tary Companies. Captain Borger
led his men directly to tho right
hand side of the main platform
ncur a position whoro tho hal
yards of the Hawaiian flag, soon
to bo lowered, wore tied. As soon
as ho had halted them, tho Hawa
iianboys walked away to tho back,
not wishing to play "Hawaii Po
noi" for tho lowering forover of
Tho drum corns with W. 0
King as head drummer camo next.
Behind thorn camo tho Piold
and 8taff and then First Battalion
of tho N. G. H. with Major Jones
at the head. The three companies
of this battalion wero givon a com
manu wlncu took thorn to tho
right whero thoy lined up facing
tho Executive building. Tho sec
ond battalion with Major Ohas. J.
McCarthy, took a similar position
on the left, facing "the Executivo
building. Tho two battalions march
ed through tho gatoway in column
of fours and as they went into com
pany formation at double timo
they presented an appoaranco that
called forth cheers.
Following the National Guard
was a battalion from tho U. S. S.
Philadelphia and U. 8. S. Mohi
can combined nnd commanded by
Liouteuant Commander Stevens
of tho Philadelphia. Including ton
ofheors, thoro woro oTJ mon in all.
Tho first company was of marines
while the remaining threo compa
nies woro bluejackets with two
field pieces. Thoy lined up im
modiatoly in front of tho main
Tho naval forcos wero bonded
by tho Philadelphia band with Al
frod Tietzo as drum major and D.
0. Smith as leader.
In tho meantime, tho mon who
had to do tho work of lowering
the Hawaiian flag and raising the
Amoricau rospootivcly, had ornv
eel and taken the stations assigned
Tho first to appear was a squad of
men from tho Philadelphia and
Mohican who brought flags for tho
two smaller front towers at tho
corners of tho Exooutive building.
Thoir raako-up was as follows:
F. A. Czarnocke, Chief Quarter
master, Philadelphia, in ohargo of
squad and stationed at tho lamp
post on tho right hand side to which
the halyardB wero attached.
John Hoary "Ward, Coxswain,
Philadelphia, stutioued iu tho
behind tho shiold of
lights to provont tho
George Dematrios, seaman,
Philadelphia, stationed on tho sec
ond balcony for tho sanio purpose
as Coxswain Ward.
0. A. Corbctt, apprentice Phila
delphia, and Stanley Baker, Yeo
man, Mohican, stationod on tho
small towor at tho right to assist
in raising tho smaller American
W. Johnston, Chief Yeoman,
Philadelphia and T. 0. Bloomer,
Quartermaster, Mohican, station
od on the small tower at tho left
to assist in raising tho smallor
Flag orderly C. Gantnor of tho
Philadelphia marines arrived
shortly after tho mon montioned
aoove ana toon uis station near
tho halyards of tho Amorican
flag. He wbb rclievod a littlo
later by a cordon of oicht marines
from tho Philadelphia in charge
of Ensign D. F. Sollors, These
men formed around the halyards
for tho Amorican flag to see that
thoro was no interference. They
stood thero until tho flag was
Tho flag raising party arrived
with tho naval forces and took
thoir positions at tho halyards.
Thoy wore as follows:
ltobort "Winters, Boatswain of
tho first class and J.T. Nowcombo,
Master-at-arms, Mohican and G.
Piatt, Gunner's Mato and It. U.
ltoynolds, Machinist, U. 8. S.
Tho morabers of tho National
Guard of Hawaii in charge ot the
loworiua of tho Hawaiian flap
woro aB follows: Corporal H. F.
Kilbey and Privates O. Winkler,
A. Spellnor and H. Myhro of Co.
At about 11:50, President Dole
appoared on tho platform amid
choors, and took his place with the
members of his cabinet and Rev.
G. L. Pourson, to tho right of the
aisle running through the middle
Next camo Minister Sowall and
dmiral Miller walkinc tocother.
and followed by tho staff officers
of tho Admiral, Consul General
Haywood, Doputy Consul General
uoyd, Col. iSarbor and staff, and
Commanders Wadloich and Book
of tho Philadelphia and Mohicau,
When all wore soatod Rev. G. L.
Poarson arose and offered prayer,
while ovory ono stood, tho mon
with beads uncovered.
Whon all had taken thoir seats
again Minister Sowall arose and
was followed by President Dolo.
Royal mike the load pure,
wbolcxinie and dellcUai.
Rovat umno rawtxn en., xrw took.
Tho two mon faced each other at
the outer ond of tho platform, nnd
tho formal coromonics of tho flag
Presenting President Dolo with
a copy of tho Nowlands Resolution
Minister Sowall said : "Mr. Presi
dent, I present you a certified copy
of a joint resolution of tho Con
gress of tho United States, ap
proved by tho l'restuont on ouiy
7tb,1898, ontitled 'Joint Resolu
tion to provido for annexing the
Hawaiian Iclands to the United
" "This joint resolution nccopts,
ratifies and confirms on tho part
of tho United Statos tho cession
formally consented to and approved
by tho Republic of Hawaii.
President JDoio said
of political union having boon
made, and tho cession formally con
sented to by tho Rcpublio of Ha
waii having boen accepted by the
United Statos of America; I now,
in tho interest ot tho Hawaiian
bodv oolitic, and with full confi
dence in the honor, justico nnd
friendship of tho American peo
ple, yield up to you as tho repre
sentative of the government of tho
United States, tho sovereignty and
fublio property of tho Hawaiian
In reply Minister Sewall said:
"Mr. President: In tho nnino
of tho United Status, I accept tho
tranBfor of tho sovereignty and
property of tho Hawaiian Gov
ernment. "Tho Admiral commanding tho
United States naval forces in
those watorB will procood to per
form the duty entrusted to him."
At tho completion of these
abort speeches President Dolo
waved his hand to Colonel Sopor
who stood on tho stops and at
anotbor signal from him tho bat
tery of tho IS . U. 11. in charge ot
Lieutenant Ludowig of Co, F
firod the first gun of twenty-olio
in salute to tho Hawaiian flag.
Immediately, J. S. Moeks, a
bluejacket from tho Philadelphia,
signaled from tho top of the main
towor and tho guna of tho Phila
delphia wero soon booming out
tho salute of 21 guns in company
with tho guns of tho National
Another signal and tho Hawni
ian band struck up "Hawaii Po
noi." Ohas. Krouter then Bounded
"Retiieat" on his cornet.
Thoro was an interval of a min
ute or bo and as tho hands of the
Government building clock point
ed at 11:57 o'clock, Corporal H. F.
Kilboy lowered tho Hawaiian flag
for tho Inst timo.
Tho Bcone was a most solomn
one and on the main platform as
well ub thronghout tho remaining
scats for spectators, many a moist
eye was noticed.
Tho fine was folded by tho mon
under Corporal Kilboy nnd put
asido until tho complotion of tho
Admiral Miller aroBO and in
dicated by a wave of tho baud that
everything was rondy for tho rais
ing of tho American flog. "Taps"
was sounded by tho buglers fiom
tho Philadelphia and, aB tho clock
struck twelve, G. N. Piatt, seaman
the Philadelphia, hoisted tho
Amorican flag amidst tho playing
of tho "Star Spangled Banner,"
by tho Philadelphia band.
Thero was just enough of a
breeze stirring to unfurl the starry
banner and as it wavod on its way
to tho top, a mighty cheer aroso
from tho congregation of poople.
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MstnlillNhod 18!i2 on the basis of
Our Flag We Cheer, Loyalty We Swear!
I do solemnly swear that 1 will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States of America against all ene
mies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and
allegiance to the same; and that I take this obligation freely,
without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion: So
Help Me God.
Ke hoohiki nei au imua o ke Akua IMana Loa e kokua a
kakoo i ke Kumukanawai o Amerika Huipuia, ma ke pale
ana aku i na enemi kuloko a kuwaho mai paha apau; a e
hana ana au me ka oiaio a me ke kokua rnau i ua Kumu
kanawai la; a ke lawe nei au i keia hoohiki mamuli o kuu
manao ponoi, me ke kue ole o kekahi manao iloko o'u e alo
ae i keia hoohiki ana: Pela ke Akua e kokua mai ai ia'u.
The above is the oath administered to officials of the
Territory of Hawaii.
Chief Justice Judd headed the list of officials furnished to
the notaries at the Judiciary Building.
Hawaii had bocome a part of Am
Just as the largo llag reached
tho roof, tho smallor flogs on tho
corner towers of tho Executivo
building and towor of tho Govern
mont building wero hoisted simul-
Iniinmiolv rnnnllillP tllO toDB of the
respective poleB, nttho same timo
as tho largo nog.
Timn tlm nmiH on the Executivo
Building grounds and on tho Phi
ladolphia boomed out a saiuio oi
twniitv-nnn puiib. and tho halyards
of tho American flag woro tiod.
Whilo tho Hawaiian nag waB
being lowered, tho military and
naval forcos prosented arms, and
the poople stood up uut tuQ BQlt
ing had boencomploted. The same
thing happened whon tho Americ
an flag was raised.
This finished, Ministor Sowall
aroso and read tho proclamation.
" To tho Government and tho
pooplo of tho Hawaiian Islands:
' llir lm lorniB of tho Joint Ito-
solution by which tho cession of
tho Hawaiian Islands aud their
dependencies to tho United Stabs
is concluded, it is provided that
until Congress shall provido for
tho Government of Hawaii, all ci
vil, judicial, and military powors
exorcised by tho oflicors of tho ex
isting Governmont aro to bo vo3t
ed in such person or porsons, and
to bo exorcised in such manner, as
tho President of tho Uuited States
" In tho exercieo of tho power
thns conferred upon him by tho
Joint ltesolution tho President
hernbv dirinta Hint Mm mvil i,w1i
cial, ond military power in quos-
uuii mini do exorciBou ny mo
Oflicors of tho Runulilinnf TTnwnii
ob it oxiuted just prior to the trnus-
lor oi sovereignty, subject to his
oowor td rornovo trnch oilier nml
to fill vacaucios.
' All such oflicrrs will bo ro
quired nt ouoo to tako an oath of
allegiance to tho Unitod Slates,
aud all the military forces will bo
required to tako a similar oath
and all bonded oll'iocr will bo ro-
quired to renow their bouds to tho
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