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th control of elections far In advance.
Tho amendment as put and carried
was that tho commlttco should regu
late party affairs "until their success
ors ara appointed and qualified."
Mr. Humphreys moved to eliminate
everything In tho next recommenda
tion alter tho words, "That precinct
clubs bo organized in each election pre
cinct In the Territory of Hawaii." Lost.
Mr. Hobertson moved to strlko out
tho words In quotation below making
the club tho regular Republican organ
ization in cacn election precinct "tor
the next campaign, and until alter tho
November election." Lost.
Mr. Whlto moved a grammatical cor
rection, with which tho paragraph
Mr. Hobertson moved to strlko out
tho next paragraph .providing for the
holding of new primaries between tho
1st and 10th days of December, 11)00, as
It would be impossible to crcato duo
popular Interest In primaries when no
election was within near prospect.
C. 8. Smith claimed that as Mr.
Robertson had been over-ruled by the
convention on the preceding para
graph it was useless for him to raise an
objection to this paragraph.
Mr. Hons objected to tho commit
tee's attempting to overawe tho con
vention. Dccause seven men had sign
ed this report was no reason why the
convention should swallow It whole.
Mr. Bmlth denied the charge.
W. C. Achl considered tho provision
a good one, arguing that tho keeping
up of permanent organization was most
t 8. ,1 Desha deprecated striking out
provisions that might be usoful in
guiding the people of tho country.
Mr. Gear moved to strike out tho
time Tor calling new primaries, leaving
tho tlmo to be fixed by tho Territorial
Committee. Ho did so In tho Interest
of puro politics, as it would bo harmful
to have primaries when there was no
Mr. Bmlth and Mr. Hobertson both
accepted tho amendment, and the para
graph passed as amended.
Rules and regulations of tho Republi
can party in tho Territory of Hawaii,
as submitted by the committee, were
Article 1 contained 11 sections, tho
subject being "Precinct Clubs."
Mr. Locbctistcln moved to lay the ar
ticle on the table, for tho reasons he
had formerly given.
Mr. Humphreys seconded tho motion.
Tho first three articles contained all
tho elements that went to form a poli
tical machine. That report was not
written by any member of tho com
mittee. It was written nt least one
week ago under the direction of a po
litical machine In Honolulu. Upon his
professional honor he asserted that tho
combined Hawaiian Bar could not huve
prepared that report within twenty
four hours. Whllo the commlttco
might havo mado some Immaterial al
terations In the report, It had absolute
ly nothing whatever to do with ltd
preparation. And, further, ho chal
lenged anyone to deny that tho report
was prepared by an element that, with
in the past two weeks, bad been repu
diated by a majority of tho Republicans
of Honolulu at the polls. Last night
the man who wroto that report admit
ted to him ho had dono so, and when
the speaker asked him why ho put in It
that members must bo enrolled 15 days
beforehand to voto at tho primaries.
His answer had been: "Because If you
don't havo that provision, tho native
Hawailans could como In and swamp
you. Tho natives and Portuguese
would control tho Republican party.
Mr. Cecil Drown was represented last
night as having been sponsor for thin
report. Now Mr. Drown had told him
that ho was not in favor of tho 15 days'
Mr. Drown roso to mako tho correc
tion that it was through his objection
that tho time wnB changed from SO to
Mr. Humphreys wus commenting on
this statement as making tho matter
twice as bad for the commltteo, when
Mr. Achl raised the point of order that
tho 15-day clause was not in tho arti
cle under present consideration. 'Ilia
chairman sustained tho point, when Mr.
Humphreys proceeded. In England
was nn aristocracy of birth. Hero in
Hawaii was an aristocracy of wealth.
Ho implored them not to put a prlco
of wealth on the franchise. Tho au
thor of tho report had told him that
tho Hawailans were further to bo re
strained by high dues In tho club. Tho
ijnited States Government had mado
mauOJthcm American citizens, but 11
was sought to mako that priceless
privilege ''dependent upon their be
longing to a lour by flvo precinct dun.
Jesus had sald'that not everyone who
said "Lord, Lord,"vwas entitled to tho
kingdom of heaven. N And It wa not
everybody who demanded fair pla on
tho floor of this convention who want
ed to carry It out. Ho asked tho Ha
wailans present not to allow Ihoir ten
tiding and generous natures to bo Im
posed upon by unscrupulous schemers
for depriving them of tho sacred rights
of American citizens.
Carl 8. Smith, Interpreted by Mr.
Desha, spoke to a question of privilege.
Ho wished to congratulate tho conven
tion upon the able presentation of his
vlows by Mr. Humphreys without hav
ing Indulged in a single personality.
That gentleman had mado a searching
Investigation of tho report and nn in
most convincing argument of his view'
of tho subject. He had attacked tho
motives of tho men behind tl'o report
without aspersing their charucters.
There was no man who more than him
self, tho chairman of tho committee,
felt grateful to Mr. Hump' reya for
tho searching criticism ho had given
tho document. If that report could not
stand beforo the Inspection of any gen
tleman of these Islands upon Its merits,
let it bo expunged from tno record. If
that paper contravened tho principles
V the Republican party, then let that
paper bo burned In the Are. Did he be
lieve that the report he had Blgned was
Intended' to deprive, anyone of man
hood suffrage, he was a man of his con
victions enough to denounce tho cloou
mtnt. If anyone of them canio to tho
conclusion tlmt they had been mis
guided, that' the report took nway nun
nood suffiagc, that it was opposed to
tho principles of the Republican paity,
that man would do him a personal V.
vor by voting against the adoption of'
tho report. 1 wish now to sU.to to you
as plainly, as tersely and personally as
1 can, the manner in which this repott
.vas built up In tho committee. When
it was suggested that tho committed
jliould bo foimed, and that I might ue
tho chairman, 1 had several talks with
gentlemen on this floor but who do not
belong ncre. Wo got suggestions and
assistance, as wo had been advised we
could, from every sourco whence we
could get them. 1 found that ono man
who belonged to this party, though he
has not been long in these Island, had
typewritten a paper containing a
schemo of organization. I found In that
paper matters that appealed to my
sense of Justice, of fairness, of propri
ety, and I took that paper. That pa
per, gentlemen, foimed tho basis of
our report. Our committee met at 1:30
and from that hour until 4:30 wo la
bored as osslduously as I had labored
for months. Wo went over that thing
section by section, line by line, and we
put those sections to the best test that
we knew. Gentlemen, I cannot speak
for more than one member of that com
mlttco of seven, but lean say for that
ono that wo were not subject to any
Interference. If I have been led to do
anything, misled I should say, which
should not have been done, I shall ro
cede from my position. I am not pro
pared to contradict or explain what
passed between Mr. Humphreys and
that gentleman. Gentlemen, but I do
want to tell you that If that Is machine
politics I am guilty as charged. There
was a gentleman who came before thU
convention last night nnd said that
objecting to machine politics was like
throwing Chlncso stinkpots. Who is
throwing Chinese stinkpots today, try
ing to stink this report out of this con
vention? Pause, gentlemen, beforo you
vote on this question and consider
whother you aro being ground down by
a machine. 'This is my question of
privilege, gentlemen, on behalf of my
self nnd other members of the com
mittee. Thcro Is no matter so secret,
in any commlttco report that I am con
nected with, that I cannot lay It be
foro this convention. I do not think
thcro Is anything In this report which
robs anyone of his suffrage. I should
llko to seo Artlclo I. pass. Do not vote
for this report, gentlemen, let ray voto
bo the only ono In its favor, If you con
sider that it deprives ono man of his
Mr. Drown rose to a question of
privilege. It had been said that this
report wns a product of machine poli
tics. Speaking for myself and every
member of tho committee, I say that
the commlttco had not known that
thero was such a document in existence
as that from which wo drew a great
deal of what appears In that report.
When tho chairman submitted that
document to us, he said it was written
by a gentleman whom wo all know Is
a Republican although not a member
of this convention. No other draft was
presented to us, and I say that If any
other commlttco had tho same- oportun
Ity they would accept It Had wo not
dono so, you would not bnvo had a re
port from us up to this moment. At
tho same tlmo I think there aro somo
things In tho report which unduly re
strict voting privileges. Dut tho way
to correct that Is not by striking out,
but by amending It wherever tho con
vention deems wlso nnd proper.
Mr. McLeod moved to refer tho re
port to tho Territorial Commlttco
about to bo elected. Mr. Smith raised
the point of order that tho motion to
lay on tho table took precedence of all
other questions. This point was sus
tained. Mr. Achl spoko In Hawaiian without
interpretation, tho chairman having
promised to check him If ho departed
from a question of privilege.
The motion to lay tho report on tho
tablo was lost, only 1 1 delegates voting
C. S. Smith moved that the artlclo bo
Mr. Robertson moved tho artlclo be
considered section by section.
Mr. Gear argued in favor of detailed
consideration. Having amended other
portions of tho report, thero wcro prob
ably other amendments desirable. Ho
had somo himself to offer.
Mr. Smith opposed seriatim consider
ation, believing that amendments
might bo offered without that process.
Thcro wcro amendments he thought
of suggesting himself.
Mr. Lowrlo spoko in a similar strain.
Tho country delegates did not wish to
be detained until Christmas.
Mr. Robertson believed that tlmo
would bo saved by taking up tho sec
tions In their regular order, rather than
taking up amendments In a hlggledy
plggleby fashion. No ono desired moro
than ho to expedito tho wbrk, but
whllo they were at it they should mako
a good Job of It. Tho mancr In which
tho plan of organization was complotcd
would havo an important lnfluenco up
on tho wclfaro of tho party.
Mr. Lowrlo now said ho would sup
port Mr. Robertson's motion. His ob
jection bad not been in the lino of kick
1 ing, but to get at th cspeedtest method
Tho motion carried.
Mr, Knhaiilcllo moved to make 10
Instead of 15 tho number of voters to
qualify a precinct for club organlza-
Mr. White moved to strike out tho
1 section, as tho convention had already
decide dthat any precinct should havo
Mr. Gear moved to strlko out all the
words after tho firs tones, reading,
"There shall be a precinct organiza
tion In every election precinct."
Mr. McCann supported Mr. Gear's
amendment, and Mr. Kahaulello with
drew his own. In its favor.
Mr. Gear's amendment passed.
Mr., Robertson moved an amendment
'1 ci'r tociiil CumtiiHikC. -
Following Is tho Republican Con- V
Vi- ttnl Committee as c.oacli by the i.
delegates of tho Territorial con-
it vtntion: ;
X- First District Albert Horner, E. A,
13. Itlciinios, John '1. Drown, W. .
it il. Campbell. ;V
Second District II. L. Holstcln. ..
J. K. Nahalo, J. D. Paris, J. II.
K- Wnlputmlti. '.
X 'third District II. P. Ualdwln. i.
:: A. N. Kcpolkal, Hugh Howell, II.
,: C. Scarlc, D. H. Kauhaulcllo, .
X- Gcorgo Hons.
Fourth District J. H. Doyd. v
ucorge W. Smith, A. V. Gear, C. .
L. Crabbe, J. A. Kennedy, Ed. '
Fifth District W. C. Achl. C. P. ..
Iaukca, W. L. Wilcox, fcnech -V
JohnBon, trnnk K. Archer, J.
A. Hughes. $
Sixth District Gcorgo N. Wll- .
cox, M. O. I. Dlackstaad, Dr. San-
it dow, J. K. Kapunlni. -V
a it it- a- it a- $ -x-
to section 3, to mako it consistent with
notion on the preamble. Carried.
Enoch Johnson moved an amend
ment to curtail section 4.
Mr. Robertson thought this good, but
it would bo better to strlko out the
wholo Bcctlon. They should not require
an applicant for admission to attend a
meeting. He moved accordingly. Car
ried. Mr. McLeod moved to amend section
5 by Insetting a clause saying that no
fees or dues should bo required.
C. S. Smith thought tnero wcro va
rious matteis In this section for con
sideration. He moved tho convention
adjourn till 7:30, but withdrew tho mo
tion at tho request of the chair.
Mr. Gear proposed a substitute to the
section, whereupon Mr. Smith renew
ed his motion to adjourn.
Adjourned at 5:35 till 7:30.
Chairman Kaulukou called the con
vention to order nt 7:51. Ho started in
to appoint a comlmttco of flnnncc.
John A. Scott declined because he
thought Honolulu men ought to form
tho committee, to which tho chairman
retorted that tho Hilo members had
Messrs. Gear. Crabbe, O. W. Smith,
Iaukea and Achl wero finally appoint
ed. The chairman stated tho order of
business to bo the consideration of sec
tion 5 of Rules and Regulations recom
mended by the committee.
Curtis P. Inukca Interposed to per
form a painful duty. Not long ngo he
was called to denounco a transaction in
his own district. Now It was his duty
to denounce a discreditable transaction
exposed on the floor of this convention.
It had been charged by Mr. Humphreys
and not denied, that the report that ho
held in his hand had been prepared to
shut out tho votes of native Hawailans.
They were treading on dangerous
ground. Tho party had not yet re
ceived tho native voto. There was a
movement coming to a head among tho
Hawailans to form an independent par
ty. Ho represented moro native- votes
than any dclegato there, nnd they had
been gained by hard work. It was a
dangerous policy that had shown itself
In tho convention, tho attempt to rulo
by those who thought they held a ma
jority. Ho warned them against try
ing to put antagonism between the na
tives and tho missionaries. Attacks on
tho missionaries would bo resented by a
largo number of nntlvcs. Tho children
of. the poor were being educated by tho
missionaries, which tho other clement
wcro not doing. Ho 1 (! tho con
vention to stop and ccier a while
beforo going further. & 'nukca con
cluded by speaking to t.i awallans In
tlvjlr own language.
Rev. S. L. Desha followed in Ha
waiian. Mr. Nahalo was Interpreted by Mr.
Paris. They wcro called from the va
rious islands to consider tho best In
terests of tho Republican party, but
there was nothing of that In what they
had been hearing. Unless tho conven
tion presented sound principles upon
which ho could stand, ho would return
home and take no further Interest In
the party. When theso rules wcro sub
mitted they wero not supposed to bo
ironclad, but only a guide for discus
sion of a Bet of rules. It seemed to
him that tho talk of lovo for Hawailans
was only a blind. Why had not thoso
gentlemen brought forwnrd iv better set
of rules? Chairman Smith had dono
the best ho could for tho Hawailans.
Nobody could dcprlvo him of his voto
for a Senator or Representative. Whero
would the Hawailans bo today If It
were not for tho missionaries?
Charles Wilcox started to speak in
Hawaiian when ho was Interrupted by
Frank Archer, whom tho chairman
1 compelled to sit down after repeated
requests. Mr. Wilcox did not repent
his remarks In English. He refused to
support tho report in detail.
' Mr. Archer then was having his say,
when Mr. Robertson called him to or
der, i no wnoio uiscussion was out or
order, tho matter beforo the honso be
ing Mr. McLcod's amendment to sec
Tho chairman ruled tho point well
taken. Ho had been awaro all along
that Mr. Iaukea and tho succeeding
speakers wero out of order, but oa no
gentleman had raised the point he bad
kept quiet. Ho wanted to glvo all a
show. Now that tho point had been
raised by Mr. Robertson, it was his
duty to sustain it. (Applause.)
Secretary Hendry read tho amend
ment of Mr. McLeod, providing that no
fees or dues should bo charged to mem
bers of clubs.
Mr. Achl opposca it. It would pre
vent poor men from being candidates,
for want of funds to pay his deposit
for expenses. Tho moro attempts made
to amend these rules tho better be lik
ed tho work of the commltteo.
Mr. Loebenstcln called tho speaker
down after ho had been speaking sev
eral minutes In Hawaiian after his
English speech, under tho supposed
Air. Uumiilut8 moved tlmt the gii
leinnii iiul unlimited time. Let no
lumber be muzzicd.
Mr. Achl had by now subsided.
Mr. lloukiinu moed tha adoption of
ho amendment, which carried wltliouc
dissenting voice and the section pass
d as nmuidco and renumbered 4, tha
ffvlous section having been struck
occtlon 5, duties of officers, passed.
Mr. Robertson moved to amend sec
oii C, limiting n lixed night of mcet
ig, so as to leave that to the club,
Mr. Gear moved to amend the soc
ion further, to make a quorum, Instead
f "one-llfth," bo "not less than one
Mr. Robertson moved to amend see
Ion 7, to substitute "from tlmo o
Into" for the dellnlto tlmo stated for
lootings of tho revising boaid. Car
ried. Mr. Hookano moved to strlko out
stirplitsago In section 8. Carried.
Geo. W. Smith moved to amend see
Ion 9, leaving out "annual meeting In
December" for primary election of
Section 10, members eligible for dele
Artlclo I. passed as a whole.
Mr. Iaukea moved that Artlclo II.,
)f District Meetings, be laid on tho
able. Ho repeated, as his reasons for
ho motion, tho sentiments of his
speech nt tho opening of tho session.
Should this Article pass, unless the
statement mado regarding the motive
of thoso provisions wcro contradicted,
he Hawa..ans would have nothing to
do with this pnrty, and ho should bfi
the first to leave It. Tho Hawnllana
were n weak people and bound to suc
surab in time, but ho would stand by
his people. If tho expressed wish re
ported as coming from ono of tho mis
sionary section wcro true, nnd It wcro
countenanced by this party, tho result
would bo that tho Hawailans would
stand together and obtain a Legisla
ture of their own kind.
J. A. Hughes seconded tho motion,
because tno rules had not emanated
from this convention. They wero tho
woi k of a machine. Charges had been
mado w..lch had never been refuted.
C. S. Smith denied that the commlt
tco had not disclaimed responsibility
for tho expression thnt hod been de
nounced. George lions said the convention
could not nfford nt this tlmo to have
any dissension In the ranks of tho Re
publican party. It was the duty of
members of this committee to go on
tho floor and say that, bo far as they
wcro concerned, thcro was no Intention
to dcprlvo any Hawaiian of tho fran
chise. Looking around tho houso it
wns easy to seo that no attempt had
been mado to dcprlvo Hawailans of
their rights. Tho convention was very
ovenly divided, n's to all districts, be
tween tho two races. Ho had always
stood for tho Hawailans and would
contlnuo to do so. With Lorrln An
drews, tho alleged author of the ob
noxious expression, ho was not ac
quainted, and If that gcntlcmnn had
uttered tho words attributed to him ho
did not deslro his acquaintance.
C. S. Smith had not thought it
would have been necessary to require n
statement from tho committee thnt
night, after his remarks of tho after
noon. Ho then lepeatcd tho assurance
that the commltteo had not been In
fluent eil In any way by tho motives de
nounced. unoch Johnson wnnted to know what
all this discussion amounted to, when
too Congress of tho United States ha.l
given tho Hawailans manhood suffrage.
Unless the convention ceased this
wrangling tho Hawailans would form
Independent Republican clubs of their
Mr. Whlto renlsed the point of order
thnt tho motion beforo the house was
Mr. Humphrejs moved, seconded by
Geo. W. Smith, thnt unanimous con
sent bo given tho gentleman for un
The chairman allowed the point well
taken, but In view of Mr. Humphicys'
motion ho overruled tho point.
After further remarks by Mr. John
son tho motion wns put and lost.
Mr. Kamauoha moved to refer Ar
ticles II. and III. to a special commit- I
tco of thirteen. If they discussed all
theso rules they would never get
John D. Paris believed thnt refer
ence to n commlttco would Impede)
progress. Thero had been an attempt
to rush theso rules through, which ho
had opposed. A comlmttoe represent
ing all the districts from Hawaii to
Nlllmii had reported this scheme. It
had been printed so us to bo placed In
every delegate's hands. He had been
against restricting full discussion, bo-'
Moving In broad Republican principles. '
Let them go through with this dociiv
ment section by section. It was great
ly to be legrcttcd that personalities
hud been Indulged In, that tho raco I
question had been Introduced Into thin
convention. Remember that we aro ail
Americans. Remember thnt wo are
gathered under that ling. Remember
thnt we belong to the party to which
Lincoln belonged, and transact out
business ns by the pcoplo, for tho peo
ple, for the best intercuti of these Ha
waKan IhIpihIs. Mr. Paris repeated his
address In Hawaiian. Ho was loudly
applauded 'vhllo speaking In both lan
guages. C. D. WlUori cndoiscd the rcmnrks of
Tho Chali I presumo thnt Mr. Ka
mauoha will withdraw his motion.
Mr. Kamauoha I withdraw.
Section 1, district comlmttces to con
sist of delegates from precinct clubs,
Mr. Gear moved to strike out section
2, as embodying tho principles de
nounced thnt evening. Itrcqulred pay
ment of dues to committees by dele
gates beforo being allowed to sit. Car
ried. G. W .Smith moved an amendment to
now section 2, to Icavo out stated dates
of district meetings, nnd substitute tho
call of tho Territorial committee. Carried.
Mr. Gear moved to amend section :t
by giving dlstilct committees twice as
ninny delegates to the lerntorial Cen
tiui Committee as Representatives to
tue legislature Instead ot as many.
Mr. nubertson moved to sttiKo out
the section, lio believed tho conven
tions nominating candidates for tho
Ligisiatme should niso elect tho Tci
litoiial Central Committee. Utncrwlse
one body might be nominating candi
dates, and unothcr body managing
v clr campaigns. In our mixed popula
tion such a thing wouid bo liable U
Mr. Gear withdrew his amendment,
and tho motion to strlko out carried.
New section 3, Republicans eligible
as delegates, passed.
Mr. Johnson moved an amendment to
section 4, striking out what ho deemed
Mr. Hons thought tho attacked sen
Tho section passed without change.
It deilnis the functions of district com
mittees. Mr. Robcitson moved to amend Bec
kon 5, so ns to admit of special as well
as regular meetings, and subject to
Mr. Gear asked leave to insert a new
article, to be At tide HI., the succeed
ing ono to be IV. It was to the effect
that, "No meeting of precinct or dis
trict clubs shall bo held unless notlco
shall be given, through tho papers or
otherwise, of not less than two days."
Mr. Uoyd wanted It six days, as did
Mr. McCnnn. To savo tlmo Mr. Gear
accepted the amendment.
W. J. Lowrlo thought some delegates
wero terribly suspicious. They aad the
tclcphono on Maul and ho could notify
everybody In ir few minutes. Two days
were us good as two years. If you are
going to do anything go to work and
don't talk about it a week.
Air. Doyd replied that many Hawa
ilans nail no telephones. They wero
suspicious of American politics.
The artlclo passed.
Mr. Robertson moved to amend sec
tion 1 of Artlclo IV., Territorial Central
Committee, relating to election and
term of delegates. Carried.
Mr. Gear moved to strike out section
2, requiring annual dues of f 1!5 of mem
Mr. Robertson moved to strlko out
section 3, referring to tlmo of meetings.
Carried. He then moved an amend
ment to new section 2, embodying tho
subject matter struck out ot tho pre
vious section. Carried.
New section 3, meeting In November,
Artlclo passed as amended.
Artlclo 5, Primaries.
C. S. Smith said this was the article
complained of so much, with regard
to 15 days' prior membership as quali
fication for voting ut primaries. Ho
moved to mak tho time one day. On
Mr. Gear's remarking thnt It did not
seem to mako any difference, Mr. Smith
said tho object was to prevent repeat
ing. Mr. Humphreys contended that ns
long ns the lamp holds on to burn tho
vilest sinner may return. They knew
In Honolulu today who were con amoro
In politics, but when it cntno to voting
tlmo should bo given to tho last mo
ment for receiving recruits. Ho In
stanced biblically recorded sudden con
versions as examples. They wanted all
the Incentives possible to make work
ers energetic. In answer to Mr. Wil
son, ho said tho voters must be resi
dents of tho prlclnct where they voto.
He moved thnt tho registration bo kept
open until the close of tho polls.
Mr. Gear answered sundry objections
that had been heard to keeping tho
registration open. Instances of Improp
er reception ot voteis In Honolulu nt
the recent primaries were due to tho
inattention of o Ulcers.
Air. McLeod held thnt tho Judges had
ample power to prevent abuses.
On tho question being put to a stand
ing vote, members against the amend
ment sprang proxies, which wero re
plied to by tho other Bide. Finally tho
amendment was dcclaicd lost, 33 to 31.
Mr. Doyd moved to amend by making
the time 30 days. They might Just oil
welljnakc It that as ono day."
Mr. Gear called for tho ayes and
noes. Ho wanted to go on record.
"So do I," responded a chorus.
Geo. W. Smith moved reconsidera
tion. Mr. Paris, on iccelvtng nn nnswer
that tho Judges should be able to pre
vent outsiders from voting, stated tlmt,
while ho had been opposed to making
no restriction, In the Intel est ot unity
mid harmony ho would move to make
the convention's vote unanimous In fa
vor of Air. Humphreys' amendment.
C. S. Smith seconded the motion.
Mr. Lowrlo Mild ho had been against
tho amendment, yet for the sake of his
filcud Cuitls (Air. Iaukea) ho would
cboneg his vote.
The motion passed amidst applause.
Mr. Robertson moved nmemimcnls to
Artlclo VI., Convention, which carried.
Air. HumphrcjH moved tho Insertion
of ancw nrttcle, VII., to provldo for
vacancies In tho Territorial Central
Committee, aceeplng an amendment
offered by Mr. Gear. It provides for
any urnncy in n district delegation
being filled by members ot the district
In which tho vacancy occurred. Passed.
Air. Robertson moved to amend Ai tl
clo VHL, Amendments, so that such
can bo mado at uny regular meeting
by a two-thirds voto of thoso present.
Air. Robertson moved to adopt tho
rest of iuc rules, containing order of
On motion of Messrs. Gear and G. W.
Smith, tho report was referred to tho
Territorial Central Committee, with
power to correct any discrepancies or
inconsistencies In tho spirit in which
this report has been adopted. Carried.
Atr. Humphreys moved the resolution
on Statehood eslowhcro printed.
Mr. Whlto oposed tho resolution as
premature. It seemed to him a good
deal of check to ask for Statehood be
fore Hawaii was fairly launched as a
Air. AIcLeod If wo never oak for it
wo will never get It.
Air. Lowrlo said It was check, but we
waited a long time to be ndmlttcd as a
Territory. Let us be prepared, by do
ing our best ns a Territory for a few
ycarB, for Statehood when wo can get
Air. Gear thought tho resolution :i
Air. Hookano eloquently advocated In
structlng tho delegates to work for tho
rcnomlnatlon of William AIcKlnley.
'tho resolu..on passed.
Air. Whlto moved, and It passed, that
a recess bo taken for flvo minutes to
permit of delegation caucuses over
nominations for tho Territorial Cen
Chairman Kaulukou after recess an
nounced tho nominations handed him
by tho various delegations. They ore
Air. Robertson moved that tho names
read bo members of tho Territorial
Central Committee. Seconded and
Mr. AleCnnn moved that tho report
ot tho committee on rules, etc., as
amended bo printed ann ten copies
furnished each member of this conven
tion. Seconded and carried.
Air, Hookano moved that tho dele
gates to tne National Republican Con
vention bo Instructed to vote for the
renomlnatlon of President William
Cnrrled unanimously with loud ap
plause. Air. White moved tho thanks of tho
convention to J. L. Kaulukou, Its tem
porary and permanent chairman, for
tho ablo manner in which he has pre
sided over Its deliberations. Passed
Air. McLeod moved In effect that the
Central Commlttco tako steps to In
vestigate the allegation of certain ob
noxious axprcsslons by a certain per
son to Air. Humphreys, and If the al
legation wero lound correct tako steps
to repudiate tuo offender's connection
with tho Republican party.
Air. Lowrle, with a facetious refcr
enco to what might bo expected from
one lawyer to another, expressed the
opinion thnt the matter was not worthy
Air. McLeod It will bo used In cam
paigns. Atr. Humphreys had retrained from
mentioning tho nnmc of a gentleman
who was not a member of tho conven
tion. Ho thought tho matter might be
allowed to rest.
Air. Iaukea wanted members to over
look any Indiscretion ho might havo
committed while presenting tho mat
ter in question as n matter of duty.
Tho subject hero dropped.
Air. Aiken hoped thcro would bo
nothing heard outsldo the convention
of boasting of advantages gained by
ono section or another. Something
llko this ho had heard a noon. Let
them go forth as ono man. In this
spirit he would return to Alaul. (Ap
plause.) Air. Wilson advocated giving Hawa
ilans printed Information oa Hawa
.ir. Kaulukou, in thanking tho con
vention for Its courtesy and apprecia
tion, expressed the hope that none but
Republicans would bo elected to the
first Legislature of tho Territory of Ha
waii. Air. Lowrlo said he had voted
against the Statehood resolution, but
now moved to mako tho voto oy which
It passed unanimous. Carried.
Air. Loveland of Alaut mado a fow
remarks about tho conversion of tho
few Democrats In tno Islands.
Votes of thanks were moved and
passed as follows:
Air. Gear To secretary and sergeant
Air. Hookano To tho reporters.
Hon. Samuel Parker thanked tho
convention for tho honor ot electing
him ns u dclegato to tho National Con
vention. It would glvo him gront pleas
ure to go at his own expense. Nothing
would please him moro than to work
for tho rcnomlnatlon of William AIc
I Hon. A. N. Kcpolkal, another of the
I National delegates, mado an eloquent
speech of thanks. Tho Hawailans
j would remember tho convention with
I gratitude for having elected their two
I fellow countrymen, Air. Parker and
j himself, to tho convention. In Air. Par
. kcr's hands ho felt he would bo safe.
C. AI. White by request spoko on bo
half of D. F. Dillingham, nnd W. C.
j Achl, on behalf of W. H. Castlo, tho
I two other delegates.
C. D. Wilson thanked tho convention
. for tho honor of placing him at the
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Air. Loebenstcln delivered a farewell
address to his fellow delegates.
Air. Iaukea, with a fow remarks,
moved tho convention adjourn slno die.
Air. Hookano thought somebody
should say a word for Henry Water
house, a delegate to the National Con
vention, and Bald it himself.
Air. McLeod proposed thrco cheers
for William AIcKlnley, which wero giv
en with a will.
Adjourned at 12:20 a. m.
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