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THE EVENING BULTT?TrK: PONOLULH. H. T.. BATDUDAY. JDE 2. iflOO.
Wednesdny, May 30.
Cecil Drown took the chair and call
ed the Territorial Republican Conven
tion to order at 10:25 this morning.
Then ho called for nominations for
A. 11. Locbcnstcln of tho First Dis
trict was nominated by A. G. M. Rob
crUon, seconded by C. M. White. .
J. L. Kaulukou of the Fifth District
was nominated by W. Aiken.
Geo. W. Smith was nominated by C.
J. V. Kalua was nominated by Mr.
Mr. Kalua retired In favor of Mr.
Smith, and Mr. Smith retired In favor
of Mr. Locbcnsteln.
W. Luther Wilcox was elected as In
terpreter, Mr. Kalua declining a nomi
nation. The chair nppolntcd C. M. Whlto, S.
Parker and J. W. Kalua as tollers.
Geo. W. Smith moved for a call of
the roll to see how many votes should
A. V. Gear, there being no roll, mov
ed for a committee on credentials.
After remarks by Mr. Locbcnstcln, It
was agreed to obtain a statement from
the chairman of each district.
First District Mr. Locbcnstcln re
ported eight delegates present with
Second District J. D. Paris reported
nine delegates present with three prox
ies Third District A. N. Kepolkal to
ported 1C delegates present with two
Fourth District Geo. W. Smith re
ported 17 delegates present with ono
Fifth District J. L. Kaulukou re
ported 17 delegates present, ono being
absent without proxy.
Sixth District Dr. Sandow reported
three delegates present with ono proxy.
The chair announced that 80 votes
were represented, and called for tho
ballot. Tho ballots wero told ofT aloud,
and thus declared:
Mr. Locbcnsteln, upon Mr. Kaulukou
being declared elected, thanked the
friends who had nominated htm nnd
voted for him, adding that ho could not
have desired an abler or better man for
the position than Hon. John L. Kaulu
kou. Mr. Locbcnstcln then moved that
Mr. Kaulukou's election bo made
unanimous. The motion was enrried
Mr. Locbcnsteln and Mr. Knneakua
escorted Mr. Kaulukou to tho chair.
Mr. Kaulukou on taking tho chair
thanked the convention for tho honor,
nnd promised to guide Its affairs to tho
best of his ability nnd with an cyo to
the utmost welfare of tho Ilcpubllcan
party. He asked for the election of a
W. C. Achl nominated H. L. Holsteln
of Kohala, eulogizing him as n bright
young Hawaiian gentleman nnd law
yer, proficient In tho two principal lan
guages of the country.
Arch. F. Ullflllan moved tho nomina
W. J. Sheldon thought It would only
be fair to elect a foielgncr, slnco tho
chief office had been given a natlvo Ha-,
wailan. Ho therefore nominated E. It.
It was objected that for temporary
organization tho olllcc should bo filled
by a delegate. On motion Mr. Achl
cast the ballot of tho convention for
The temporary secretary on tnklng
his place made n neat speech, saying ho
took the honor as ono to tho Republi
cans of tho Island of Hnwall. Meet
ings held In tho different precincts
showed that Kona, Kohala. Humakua
and Walmca were strongly Ilcpubllcan.
Cecil Hrown moved that the chair ap
point a commlttco on credentials con
sisting of ono dclegato from each dis
trict. Carried, and the following com
mlttco was appointed':
Loebcnstcin, fans, Kepolkal, Smith,
Johnson nnd Sandow. Tho commlttco
retired nnd, after a recess of ton min
utes, reported exactly tho sanio result
ns hau been ascertained before tho bal
loting for temporary chairman. It was
added that two of tho proxies from one
district and one from anmher had not
been elected ns delegates. As tho busi
ness was now to most of the conven
tion, however, tho committee recom
mended that these proxies bo seated.
Carl S. Smith moved, seconded by J.
D. Paris that tho chair appoint n com
mittee of seven on rules.
C. M. Whlto moved that tho chair
men of delegations form tho commit
tee. Geo. lions moved that tho ehafr ap
point ono member, and tho icspcutivo
delegations one each.
A debato that threatened to bo inter
minable followed, being taken pait In
by tho authors of motions and amend
ments anil Messrs. Kahaulello, Gear,
Desha and Iaukca. Mr. Iaukca thought
time wns being wasted over business
that belougcd to tho permanent organ
ization. Mr. Kahaulello was ruled out
of order for too much speaking.
Tho original motion finally carried,
and tho chair appointed as tho com
mlttce, named In order of districts, the
soventh being n member nt mrgo: C.
S. Smith, E. A. Fraser, W. 0. Aiken,
Cecil Brown, W. C. Achl, J. K. Kapu
nlal and J. W. Kalua.
Mr. Whlto moved for .1 committee of
soven on permanent organization
C. S. Smith stated that tills object
was covered In bis motion Just passed.
As ho recollected, tho committee now
appointed was for the purpose of draw
ing up rules and regulations and ef
fecting permanent organization. Ruled
Mr. Whlto oved that tho chair ap
point a committee on resolutions. Car
ried, and these were appointed: Rob
ertson, Kepolkal, laukea, G. W. Smith
Geo. W, Smith, at 12:13, moved that
In honor of Memorial Day tho conen-
tion take a recess until 7:30. Carried.
According to tho adopted ioport of
the commlttco on credentials, tho First
Territorial Ilcpubllcan Convention of
Hnwall Is constituted ns fallows:
FIRST DISTRICT (ISLAND OF
A. II. Locbcnsteln,
F. S. Lyman,
Carl S. Smith,
E. J. Weight,
Stephen L. Desha,
W. H. Smith,
John A. Scott,
J. II. McDonough. Present 3.
N. C. Wlllfong, proxy held by .Mr.
W. S. Wise, proxy held by W. H.
J. Dillon, proxy held by Mr. Mc
Donough. Proxies, 3.
M. V. Holmes, absent without proxy,
SECOND DISTRICT (ISLAND OF
John D. Paris,
S. W. Kekucwa.
H. L. Holsteln,
J. K. Nahalo,
E. A. Fraser.
Samuel Parker (alternate for Z. I'aa
klkl,) M. F. Scott, W. H. Grecnwell, 0. P.
W. M. Kalalwaa (alternate Tor S. W.
W . J. Wright,
Sam. Ha anlo (alternate for J. Kan
bane.) Present, 12.
THIRD DISTRICT (ISLANDS OF
MAUI, MOLOKAI AND LANAI.)
A, N. Kepolkal,
John W. Kalua,
W. J. Lowrle,
A. F. Tnvnros,
E. D. Carley,
W. O. Aiken,
P. N. Knhokuoluua,
C. D. Loveland,
II. F. Englo,
11. C. Scnrlo,
D. II. Kahaulello,
Joel Nakaloka. Present, 1C.
A. Hocking (proxy held by Mr. Love
land.) J. II. Mahoo (proxy held by Mr. Ka
haulello.) Proxies, 2.
FOURTH DISTRICT (ISLAND OF
Gcoigo W. Smith,
.lames II. Hoyd,
Clnience M. White,
Wnllaco R. Furrlngton,
A. S. Humphreys,
Clarence L. Crabbe,
J. W. Short.
Chas. S. Dcsky,
Arch. F. Gllllllan,
A. V. Gear,
Chas. H. Wilson,
S. M. Knnnkanul,
Geo. F. McLeod,
Jns. A. Kennedy,
A. G. M. Robertson,
Thos. E. Wnll (alternate foi C. I).
Cooper.) Present, IS.
FIFTH DISTRICT (ISLAND OF
J. Lot Kaulukou,
C. P. Iaukca,
W. C. Achl,
John A. Hughes,
E. I). Miknlcuil,
J. M. Knneakiin,
Geo. L. Huddy,
W. L. Wilcox. Presyiit, 17.
W. W. Goodnlc, absont.
SIXTH DISTRICT (ISLAND OF
W. J. Sheldon,
J. K. Knpuntal,
M. O. I. Blackstad. Present, 4.
First District Present, 8; proxies,
J; absent, 1.
Second District Present, 12.
Third District Present, IC; proxies,
Fourth District Present, IS.
Fifth District Present, 17; absent, 1.
Sixth District Present, 4.
Totals Present, 73; proxies, 5; ab
sent, 2; total votes, SO.
Progress hall, In tho third story of
Progress block, was tendered free to
.he convention by Delegate Dcsky. It
Is admirably suited for tho purpose
Its octagonal shapo, beautiful lighting
Jay and night, cxposuro to tho moun
tain breezes und, last but not least,
high nnd broad and do-p platform, all
jomblno to afford cucirlnos-j and com
fort. For tho present occasion tho hull
.s beautifully decorated. Over tho
lght and left of tho platform margin
iro tastefully draped tho United Stales
mil Hawaiian flags. Between theso
mil over tho chairman's station a fine
ortrnit of President McKlnlcy draped
vlth tho national ensign is suspended
Unmounting tho seven outer fasces of
ho octagon nro Beml-rosettca of red,
.vhlto and blue. Thoro Is an olllclal
itenogrupher's desk besides tho tablo
'or chairman and secretary on tho
platform. On tho floor to tho right of
ho chair amplo accommodation Is pro
filed for press representatives. Each
delegation's position on tho floor Is
.eslgnated by elevated placards, tho
iamo ns in big conventions in tho
Thursday, May 31.
J. Lot Kaulukou, temporary chairman,
ailed the Territorial Republican Con
vention to order at 7:40 o clock yester-
lay evening, following recess from
loon in nonor or Memorial Day. There
was an attendance of spectators nearly
as largo as that of members. The delo-
gallons suusiacu into meir respective
sections about ten minutes after tho
first tap of the gavel.
Pa For National Convention. Pa
rU DELEGATES. Pa
Pa SAMUEL K.UKER, 76, Pa
Pa A. NOA KEP01KAI, 74, Pa
pa I1ENJ. F. DILLINGHAM.C9, Pa
IU WM. It. CASTLE, 69, Pa
pa ALTERNATES. Pa
Pa CHARLES D. WILSON, 61, Pa
pj HENRY WATEHHOUSE, 62, Pa
pa ROBERT RYCROFT, 62, PU
P-a CURTIS P. IAUKEA, 49. PCI
Pa Pa Pa Pa ra Pa Pa pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa
Judge Carl 8. Smith presented tho
report of tho committee on permanent
organization, rules nnd procedure, say
ing he was happy to statu that tho
commlttco was unanimous. Ho read
Judge Smith added verbally that tho
matter of a permanent sccrctnry was
lcft to tho convention, ns there was a
tacit understanding that tho olllco
should bo filled by someone not a dele
gate. A motion to luivo tho report Inter
preted wns discussed, several members
objecting on tho score of time.
Mr. McLeod moved that printed or
typewritten copies of tho report bo
made In both languages for tho dele
gates. Mr. Achl volunteered to Interpret
tho document and proceeded to do so
without waiting for a vote. He, how
ever, cut It very short,
Mr. Humphreys said in substnnce: I
believe In precinct rule, In homo rule,
but I bclievo that tho effect of this re
port will bo to thwart precinct rulo
nnd homo rule. This commlttco was
appointed to frame rules of order nnd
suggest a plan of permanent organiza
tion for this convention. Its report Is
as complicated as tho Btntutcs of tho
United States. Not a member of this
convention ran Intelligently discuss It.
Whereas It should be so plain that a
wayfaring man though a fool should
bo ablo to follow Its details. Why, It
would tako a Philadelphia lawyer to
comprehend this report. I say with duo
respect, however, that I do not bcllovo
there Is any scheme, any machine poll
tics In it. Hut I do say that I express
the almost unanimous opinion of this
convention that this report should not
bo adopted without amendment. There
fore I move that all parts of this report
which refer to tho organization of pre
cinct clubs and district conventions bo
Mr. Locbcnsteln seconded tho mo
tion, saying tho commlttco had evi
dently exceeded Its duties.
C. B. Wilson supported tho motion.
Mr. Achl ridiculed tho motion. Ho
was surprised that a lawyer of tho
ability of Mr. Humphreys could not un
derstand the plain lnnguago of this re
port in his own mother tonguo.
(Laughter.) The convention should try
to despatch Its business promptly. U
was simply Intended by tho committee
to give tho party throughout the coun
try a few simple rules to aid them In
their local organizations. Tho com
mlttco was representative of all tho
delegations. Cecil Brown, a lawyer
without a superior In knowledge, had
read and aided In revising the report.
Judge Smith said tho opposition to
tho report brought up somo Important
Questions. Ono was as to whether tho
committee had exceeded Its poweis. He
nrgued that, from his motion of the
morning session under which tho com
mlttco was appointed, the matter of lo
cal organizations was strictly within
the Instructions tho committee received
from tho convention. Beforo this ses
sion opened ho hnd been told that n
knife was to bo thrust Into tho heart
of tho report. There had been no ques
tion In its deliberations as to tho power
of the committee In the matter In ques
tion, nnd eminent men outside of tho
commlttco had been consulted and
never raised thnt question. Tho com
mittee had endeavored to glvo them a
form of Republican organization. It
wns for tho convention to tako up the
report, discuss It section by section,
and tear It to pieces If they chose.
J. D. Paris defended tho report, ami
seconded Mr. McLcod's motion.
Edwin Farmer said he could not at
tend tho convention tomorrow morn
ing, nnd thero wero others llko him.
Mr. Humphreys recalled tho case of
David D. Hill, who rejected tho plat
form of a committee, saying he wanted"
no other platform than "I am a Demo
crat," nnd upon that was elected Gov
ernor of Now York State by the largest
Democratic majority over known. This
speaker wns willing to go beforo tho
voters of Hawaii on tho platform, "I
am n Republican." Ho did not bellevo
In Judgo Smith or any other Judgo of
a court of record being on tho floor of a
political convention, entering Into Its
warmth, nnd it was not a credit to the
country to havo its higher Judiciary
mingling in party politics. Ho had
nothing to say derogatory to any mem
ber of tho commlttco, but Its report
wns made to bo criticised. No delegate
was honest to tho convention or to his
constituency who was afraid to speak
his honest opinions. Tho government
of this country had been satisfactory
to him for tho past few years, but there
was an objection to it on account of its
centralization. This applied to tho ro
port. Who ever heard of a convention
making rules for a little precinct elec
tion? Tho report forbado voters to
voto at a primary because they had not
fifteen days ahead Joined n little pre
cinct club out on tho plains with Clar
ence White nnd Lorrln Andrews to
havo a pull over them. (Laughter.)
It was In a spirit of fair play nnd with
no sinister or ulterior purpose that ho
had taken th estand. There was no uso
In hullolng machine every tlmo a man
differed from others. It was like tho
Chinese fighting with stinkpots. Ho
could go out and get a mlxturo that
would clean out that meeting In two
minutes, or another ono could get a
llttlo machlno to blow It up
reference to a "knife" ho could say he
had not talked with any delegate since
the morning excepting for five minutes
with Mr. Loebensteln and then not on
this subject, simply ho naa not naa
. an Idea that any delegate would dare to
present such a report.
Mr. Aiken defended tho report, say
ing It would deprive no man of his voto
nt an election. It protected tho primar
ies. Tliero was not n bylaw prescribed
to bind clubs. It simply said there I
should be such organizations, and it
was tho business of this convention to
Mr. Wilson believed Mr. McLcod's
motion pointed a way out of tho diffi
culty. J. A. Scott suggested that tho matter
be made tho first order after reading
of minutes next morning.
Mr. Humphreys Insisted on his
amendment being put. It wns lost.
Mr. McLeod moved that the conven
tion proceed with permanent organiza
tion. Mr. Achl rulsed tho point of order
that the rules not having beecn passed
nothing could bo done.
Mr. Farmer moved that tho conven-
Hon proceed with tho election of pcr-
mnncnt chairman and sccrctnry.
Mr. Achl asked for a ruling, but
moved thnt tho motion referring tho
report to bo printed bo reconsidered so
ns to admit of permanent organization.
Tho chair ruled tho business propos
ed out of order, but later ruled Mr.
Loebcnstcln's point In order, that the
convention might suspend Its own or
ders and make rules temporarily.
Mr. DeKky had In tho mcantlmo mov
ed an amendment to add to Mr. Mc
Lcod's motion the ilve-mlnute rule for
Mr. Gear, while a new tnnglo was de
veloping, cut tho Gordlnn knot by mov
ing thnt the temporary chairman bo
made the permanent chairman of this
convention. This wns seconded all over
tho house, and like a flash Mr. Loeben
steln's amendment that the secretary
cast tho convention's ballot for Mr.
Kaulukou was carried by acclamation.
Mr. Kahaulello, on it motion by Mr.
Gear for election of n permanent sec
retary, nominated Ed. Towse. Sec
onded by J. II. Boyd.
C. M. Whlto nominated E. It. Hendry.
Seconded by A. S. Humphreys.
Mr. Hendry received 41 votes, Mr,
Towse 37. Two" ballots were spoiled.
Mr. Hendry being declnred elected,
bo was escorted to tho desk by Mr.
Humphreys, who said: "I havo the
honor to present your permanent sec-
rotary, a good citizen nnd a staunch
Republican." Tho secretary before
sitting down thanked the convention
for tho honor.
Mr. McLeod nominated II. H. Wright
W. 1. Wilcox nominated C. B. Kana- '
kanul, who raised a laugh by saying in
clear English: "I am a dolcgato of
tills convention and 1 want to hold my
Mr. Wright receiving the lono ballot
was escorted to his seat by Mr. Gear,
saying: "I tnko great pleasure In In- I
troduclng your sergcant-at-arms, who
Is n good Republican and a worker for
tho best Interests of the Republican
party In tho Hawaiian Islands."
J. A. Kennedy nominated J. II. Boyd
for treasurer. Tho nominee was cheer
ed down when ho attempted to decline
and nominate C. S. Dcsky. Only tho
Intel volition of tho chair allowed hint
n hearing, and then Mr. Desky utterly
declined standing In his place. I
Mr. Boyd accepted tho office with tho
laconic remark, "Dig up, gentlemen."
A. G. M. Robertson read tho ioport
of tho commlttco on resolutions In
English, and Mr. Iaukca tho Hawaiian
version. Tho report follows:
Bo It Resolved, Wo, tho Republicans
of tho Territory of Hawaii, In conven
tion assembled, do hereby dcclnio our
adherence to tho pilnclples of tho Re
publican party of tho United States,
and, in so far ns wo can, pledge our
hearty support to tho party and Its
Wo endorse tho foreign policy of the
administration of President McKlnlcy
and congratulate tho Republican party
and Its lenders on the position taken
which resulted In tho annexation of
Wo appreciate and aro thankful for
tho liberal terms of tho Act whereby
Hawaii Is constituted a Territory of tho
Wo look forwnrd with eager Inter
est to the laying of a cablo that will
connect tho Territory with tho Main- I
land nnd tho world; and to tho speedy
completion of tho Nicaragua canal,
whereby Hawaii will become In fact ,
tho cross roads of tho Pacific.
Wo favor tho speedy enactment of
laws for tho establishment of such
county and municipal governments as
may bo necessary to bring tho con
duct of our local affairs into full ac
cord with tho theory of American Insti
tutions and tho principles of homo rule.
Wo declare ourselves In favor of tho
extension of tho homestead prlnclplo
nnd the enactment of such laws as will,
with tho least difficulty and expense,
provide homes for tho many.
Wo call upon all citizens and voters
In tho Territory who aro In sympathy
with tho principles of tho Republican
party, and In favor of good govern
ment, to Join our ranks and assoclato
themselves with tho party that has
ever stood for liberty and progress. I
Wo bcllovo tho Interests of Hawaii
can best bo trusted In tho bands of the
party that gave to tho country a Lin
coln and a Grant, a Garfield and a Mc
Klnlcy. Respectfully submitted,
A. G. M. ROBERTSON,
GEO. W. SMITH,
C. P. IAUKEA,
A. B. LOEBENSTEIN,
A. N. KEPOIKAI,
Commlttco on Resolutions.
Tho report was adopted with loud ap
plause, and ordered printed.
Mr. McLeod moved tho convention
proceed to elect four delegates and two
alternates to tho National Republican
Convention at Philadelphia.
Mr. Humphreys moved in amend
ment to mako tho alternates four.
Mr. Whlto moved that tho districts
bo called by numbers for nominations,
Mr. Loebensteln for tho First district
nominated Hon. Samuel Parker, whom
ho believed would be tho people's
cholco from Hawaii to Nllhau.
Mr. Gllllllan, Fourth, seconded tho
John D. Paris, for the Second district,
nominated Benjamin F. Dillingham
n man who would have tho support
tho whole Islands. They should not
regard claims of Individual Islands, but
elect men having tho respect of tho
mous choice of all tho Islands,
C. M. Whlto seconded tho nomlna-J
tion in a brilliantly worded Bpecch.
Geo. lions, for tho Third district,
nominated Judgo A. N. Kepolkal as tho
unnnlmous choice of "tho whole delega
tion, believing ho would bo the unani
mous choice of nil th clslands.
W. J. Lowrle seconded tho nomina
tion. Clarence L. Crabbe, for tho Fourth
district, nominated C. A. Brown. Sec
onded by A. S. Humphreys.
W. C. Achl, for tho Fifth district,
nominated W. R. Castle, pronouncing a
eulogy upon his services to Hawaii nt
homo and nt Washington, -and man
Honing thnt ho wns brought up
'on tho soil of Hawaii.
Ills delegation claimed tho full right
to voto for four candidates, and they
were Parker, Kepolkal, Dillingham and
Castle. Tho speaker referred to C. A.
Brown as "a great man In smnll ways,"
and proceeded nt somo length to decry
Mr. Parmer seconded the nomination
and got off a good thing. Referring to
an allegedly prevalent belief In tho
United States that Hnwallans wero not
fit for self-government, he said thero
wns as clean politics In Honolulu as in
New York City. Roars of laughter
drowned his voice.
Frank Archer supported Mr. Achl'M
ticket In Hawaiian.
J. K. Knpunlnl announced that the
delegation from tho Sixth district was
unanimous for Pnrker, Dillingham, Ke
polkal nnd Cnstlc.
On motion of Mr. lions tho nomina
tions were closed, and on that ot Geo.
W. Smith n recess of five minutes was
tnjten beforo the ballot.
Mr. Crabbe nftcr recess withdrew the
nomination of C. A. Brown.
Mr. Gear moved tho secretary east
the convention's unnnlmous ballot for
tho four remaining candidate.
Mr. Humphreys moved that the can- ,
.lMnfn rncnivini tim liloiinst niimimr nf I
votes bo chairman of delegation. Mr,
Achl nnd others argued against leaving
It free to the delegates to choose their
own leader. Thereupon Mr. Humph
reys compelled n general ballot through
blocking the unnnlmous election by his
dissent, adding, "And I dcslrn t' statu
that I will oppose tho election ot W. R.
Messrs. White, Kanukanul, Nahalc,
and Kalua wero appointed tellers, nnd
tho ballot resulted:
Samuel Pnrker 'C
B. F. Dillingham 69
W. R. Castle 0?
Two votes went to Brown and one to
Mr. GUflllnn moved to adjourn till
7:30 tho next evening, giving time lor
printing ot documents.
Treasurer Boyd Interjected un appeal
Mr. Gear, not hearing adjournment
seconded, moved that four nlternntc? to
Philadelphia be elected. Before ho was
declared out of order ho had nominated
Chas. B. Wilson.
Thero wns n wranglo between town
nnd country over tho hour to moet
again, tho rurallsts winning out for 0
o'clock this morning. Matt. McCann ot
.tho Third helped this result in his
Adjourned ut 10:45.
Tho Territorial Republican Conven
tion met again at 9:30 this morning.
Chairman Kaulukou presiding. Secre
tary Hendry read tho minutes of th'.t
first day, which Included a steno
graphic report of debates. ,
Mr. Humphreys objected to" tho re
port of his remark when objecting to
unnnlmous consent Instead of say
ing ho wns going to voto against "ono
of the delegates," what ho did say was
that ho Intended to vote against "W. R.
Castle." C. Brown nnd W. C. Achl
made other corrections, and with all
theso tho minutes wero nppraved. I
The chairman announced tho first or
der ot business as tho election of four
alternates to tho National Convention.
C. M. Whlto roso to a question ot
privilege. Ho called nttcntlon to an
article In tho Advertiser accusing a
certain "29" of being n machlno at cs
terday's session. Facetiously dis
claiming any knowledge of a machine
in tho convention, ho pointed out thnt
tho election ot Mr. Hendry ns secretary,
which the advertiser gloried In as tho
triumph of tho good government "49,"
wns In fact mado upon his, Mr. White's
nomination. Ho thought the sergeant-at-
arms should Investigate It there
was a machlno In tho hall and throw It
S. Hookano nominated, as tho four
altcrnato delegates to Philadelphia,
Henry Wnterhouso, Chas. A. Brown,
Robert Jlycroft and Curtis P. laukea.
Enoch Johnson nominated Water
house, Brown, ltycroft nnd C. B. Wil
son. Georgo lions nominated Water
house, Iaukca, Rycrolt and Wilson.
A. V. Gear renewed his last night's
nomination of Wilson.
Messrs. Loebensteln, Whlto nnd Ka
nauanul wero appointed tellers, rnd
the ballot resulted:
C. B. Wilson 64
II. Waterhouso 62
R. Rycroft 62
C. P. Iaukca 49
Chas. A. Brown 22
J. Davis 1
Messrs. Wilson, Waterhouso, Rycroft
and laukea wero declared elected.
On motion of Cecil Brown, at 1050
recess was taken till 2 o'clock.
Friday, June 1.
Tho first Territorial convention of
tho Republican party ot Hawaii closed
Its session last night after two days nf
honest and arduous work. The closing
day was marked by a sharp contest
against a set of rules which a minority
machine not represented on the floor
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of tho convention Bought to foist upon
Leaders In the fight against machine
manipulation were A. S. Humphreys,
A. G. M. Robertson, A. B. Loebcnstcin,
C, P. Iaukca, Georgo lions and Enoch
Johnston. The discussion was sharp at
times, but no personal feeling was'
shown nnd tho final result was an over
whelming victory for tho men strug
gling against machlno rule.
After business was finished tho dele
gates let loose. Delegates Parker and
cKpolkat wero given a rousing recep
tion. Resolutions Instructing them to
work for Statehood and voto for tho
nomination of Wra. McKlnley as Presi
dent wero carried with a cheer. Willi
thrco cheers for President MclKnkV
tho convention at 12:30 n. m. adjourned
Tho Territorial Republican Conven
tion met nt 2 p. m. after recess.
C. P. laukea thanked tho convention
for his election ns an altcrnato to
Philadelphia, but as he could not go
asked liberty to withdraw from tho po
sition. Ills request was not allowed.
I The report of tho commttteo on pcr
mnnent organization, rules and order
of procedure wns distributed In English '
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UM I3rown explained the action of
lc committee, disclaiming any lntcn-
tlon r forcing tho convention.
Loeucnsiem ucnounccu mo rc-
port as savoring more of bosslsm than
the work of notable bosses ho named as
operating In tho purlieus of Brooklyn
and New York. Ho had been a Demo
crat until tho party had descended
from Its high place. Now he claimed to
bo as good a Republican ns any. If
this report, foisted on this convention
to the people nt the primaries, wero
adopted It would wreck tho Republican
party In theso Islands. Ho objected to
nnythlng llko dictation ns to when one
should cet tin In tho mornlnir. whether
ono 8U0,,l'l cat Pl r say his prayers.
u. iv. iiuuuiu sum iuu cuiuumica nau
linpn nntniatnrl tultl, Mm full flfttiflilnn..
of tho convention, nnd ho saw nothing f
out of placo with tho regulations. Mr.
Brown was a man who would not lend,
his assistance to any unworthy scheme
Democrats all over town were smiling
at the wrangling ot tho Republicans.
Concessions ought to be made. No
member should expect to havo his
vlows accepted by everybody.
Secretary Hendry, nt the request of
Mr. lions, read tho minutes relating to
tho appointment of tho committee,
which showed thnt the motion was for
a committee on rules nnd regulations.
Judgo Smith was on record later as
stating that his Intention had been to
Include organization In tho motion.
Geo. lions said tho matter simmered
down to a technicality. Had It been
Intended to organize tho convention or
tho party or both? Thero was no doubt
that tho convention had the right to
framo an organization of tho party.
Tho dolegates from Maul and Hawaii
had como hero nt great personal sacri
fice. They had brought no machine
with them, and wero hero for clcun
politics. Why should not tho report
bo considered section by section, when
nnythlng oxnoxious might be eliminat
ed? (Loud and general applause)
C. M. Whlto roso to mako a motion
but was cried down.
Chairman Kaulukou put tho ques
tion of considering tho report by sec
tions, nnd it wns decided In tho affirma
tive. A. G. M. Robertson, on tho recom
mendation that a temporary Territorial
Central Committee bo appointed con
sisting of thirty members chosen from
tho rcspcctlvo election districts, ob
jected to a general voto of tho conven
tion In choosing tho members for In
dividual districts. Ho moved to mako
tho elections for tho respective districts
upon tho nominations of tho delega
tions of such districts respectively.
C. S. Smith and C. Brown explained
thnt this was advisedly left open for
conventional action, tho former boo
ondlng tho amendment.
Tho nmendment carried.
Mr. Humphreys moved that tho com
mlttco hold ofllco until Its successors
should bo appointed, Instead of "until
nttcr the next election, to bo held In
Mr. Robertson supported tho amend
ment, which hnd been seconded In sev
C. S .Smith said tho question had
been considered by tho comimtteo. Its
reason for tho recommendation was
thnt until after tho election It would
bo Impossible to accurately apportion
tho basis of representation. He moved
an amendment, however, which Mr.
Humphreys accepted, but, whllo tho
chnlrrnnn wo8 stating tho question, n
now discussion sprang up.
Geo. F. McLeod contended that this
committee should have no ,ntrol of
tho election of Senators and Rep,,,,
tatlves for tho several districts.
Mr. Whlto moved to strlko out the
Messrs. Robertson and Brown up
held Mr. McLcod's objection.
A. V. Genr claimed that the central
committee must control tho election ot
a Dclegato to Congress which would
bo held In November. In his opinion
overy nominating convention should
elect a now Territorial Committed.
Why should this convention arrogate