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THRE DAYS OF F1GHT1I.
General Resnne of tiia Rebellion
frsn the Outset.
GOTZIWJIENT I rCLL CO.XTBOL.
Kbl FortM Cmder Wilcox and 2twll
9riva Bck t Every PLt IUt of
Armt-rU Story of tl. rit
lion, one o the
that the Hawaii
an Islands have
e x p eriencd in
broke oat Sun
day nighty Jan. 6.
For a number
of weeks past the Government na3
known there was a plot on foot to
overthrow the Republic and re-establish
the monarchy. Men in the secret
service oi the Republic had been hard
at work and scares had been frequent,
so frequent in fact that many were in
clined to believe that the detectives
were TnymfvTrrirtr stories. All
attempts to cet at the leaders who
were urging the natives to rise in
rebellion were without effective re
sults. On Saturday night there were in
creased, evidences of an uprising.
Ptu of natives were seen coming
into the city from outlying districts
and there was a general disposition
towards CTiKytrytV" at "Waikiki
rui Panama, outlying districts on
either side of the city. Sunday all
activity at the police station
irtii the Government became con
vinced from the reports brought in
that the time of striking the blow was
not far distant.
It was known that the lookout at
Diamond Head had been approached
to prevent his reporting the vessel
from which, the arms were to be
Further evidence led the officials
to order a search, of the house of
Henry Bertelmann, situated some
four "miles out of the city towards
Diamond Head, for concealed arms
Captain Parker a half-white and one
of the most trusted and competent
men on the police force, with a party
of six native policemen, were detailed
for the work. They went to the house
ooo after dark, "where they were
joined by Deputy Mirhal Brown, and
were met bv a guard and challenged.
As they advanced they were fired
upon, the guards retreating to the
house. The police retired and soon
went forward accompanied by Representative-Elect
Charles L Carter.
Collector-General James B. Castle and
WTien they reacnea tbe Douse it nau
been darkened, and Mr. Berteimann
was found in his sitting-room witn a
nfie handy by. li waa informed taa.
tne caxtv naa a searcn-warrant, juzu
told them to proceed with their work, i
Mr. Carter and Mr. Castle were stand- I
ing by the steps, where th? Ihrht from ;
the sitting-room shown full upen j
them. Mr. Brown and the policemen j
went to the rear of the house to a ;
canoe-house, where they found a party
of natives. Mr. Brown was the first i
to discover them and jumped forward j
with the cry of "Here they are!
Firing was as once opnd. Charles L.
Carter sank to the ground, fatally
Lieutenant Ho Li and Fo; iceman
Logan were also wounded. The na
tive in the canoe-hou?e fied up the
beach, keeping up a running ire. Mr.
Berteimann, Jim Lane and another
native were eapturud. Lane fired the
shots that killed Mr. Carter, and ouiy
missed killing Captain Parker by the
pistol being knocked from his hand,
rhe house was darkec-d as ooq as
rouble, and held by Mr. Castle. Mr.
Brown and Mr. Alfred Carter. Cap
tain Parksr pursued the native
thrvugh the woods toward Diamond
Charles Can-c and Lieutenant ixou
were taken into the house, where
those holding the premise- iaime
diarelv telephoned for more men and
medical assistance from the city. They
expected to be attacked by the native
at anv time, and probably would have
been "had the natives known what a
small force was in the hou-.
Immediately the news r-e-i .-hi :he
city an alarm was sent ou. and volun
teers and members cf the Citizens
Guard rushed from the churches and
houses to take the places aligned to
Lieutenant ring, wiia a ue-
vhrant of reruiars were
the Berteimann house.
he dieti, ia tern hie
The other woaxuied men were taien
to the Hospital. Fears for the safety
cxCiptaia rrj were od S by h
nasnsi he started in pur-
suit rfthe natives. Searching parties
. J 2'.' . . .
A i !
THE PACIFIC COMgCIAL APVEBTISCB: HOSOLUHJ, JANUARY 11, 1S95.
were sent oat. bat found no trace cf
him. About 5 o'clock Monday morn
ing he came Into the city, having
been obliged to make a wide detour to
From the men captured, it was
learned that the natives were divided
into two companies, coalman led y
Robert Wilcox and Sam owiein res
pectively. Carl .vTidemann, son of
Judge Widernann, aud William Greig
r Umrxtriiit3 under Xowlein. The
"plan of attack was for owIein'a
party to march on the city from
v.iirit:i Wilcox comieir from
the rear of the city. Once in i
the citv, they expected assistance i
from a partv of natives who were to i
come from Slani on the Kinao, also a
force from Paiama and the many na- j
tives in the city who were ready to I
rise at a moment's notice- The at- j
tack was to be made early Monday j
morning. The prompt action of the
Government overturned their plans.
Daring Sunday night the Govern- ;
meet was busy organizing their forces j
and preparing for an attack on the
crater of Diamond Head where the
native forces had made their strong- j
hni.f. -A Pahinpt meetmsr was nem
and th-f advisability of declaring mar- I
tial law was discus!. Jxnj Jion- .
dav morning the proclamation of mar-
rrA tr r.-tri.
r:rr t ;nfn, TTinc t
JlOuuaT iiUJt u lux ivu.c r 1 ? 1
wno iuu atiu jpgicini.ii t
n i rrti T rptirfnl fr the leSS
at &ans couci
maun clace the men served as a good
target for the rebels on the mountain,
but were unable to return an effect
ive fire. . .
At Sans Souci a desultory exchange
of shot3 was kept up with no apparent
effect on either side, though the shells
from the Government forces kept the
rebels in a decidedly nervous state.
The rebels showed no disposition to
advance upon the Government forces,
and during the forenoon T. B. Murray
with a squad of the Citizens Guard, a
detail of regulars under Captain Zeig
ler and a squad of Sharpshooters went
to Moiliili to engage the rebels from
that point and advance on the crater
of Diamond Head. The tug Elea with,
a squad of sharpshooters and a field
piece on board went along the shore
and shelled the natives stationed at
An tone Rosa's place driving them to
The advance of the men in the Pa
lolo region met with, strong resistance.
Tne shjupahooters advanced under
cover of a field piece and captured
fourteen natives who were caught in
a tight place and gave up the ngnt.
Lieutent Lad wig, of the regulars,
was the only man injured, receiving
a flesh wound in the leg.
The firing from the sea cut off any
retreat in the direction of Waiaiae.
The presence of sixty-five men on the
Waikiki road prevented any escape
towards the city. These were under
command of Lieutenant Coyne, who
waa sent oat durinir the morning wrtn
a field piece and additional men.
When night fell Monday the rebels
had been forced to the crater of the
volcano where it was hoped they could
be held tmtil morning. Thougn three
avenues of escape were cut oif, their
knowledge of the passes in the moun
tains enabled them to get away to
During the early hours cf Tuesday
morning no shots were fired from the
top of the mountain-. This fact was
looked upon with, suspicion by the
military officers s rationed in the vi-irrit-w
r? aftr-s conference. CaDtain
Zeigier and Lieutenant Coyne decided
to move closer ana tnae an ascent tu j
the rebels' stronghold to ascertain if I
thev had reallv fled or were merely
resting on their arms.
Captain Zeigler's company started
to climb from the side near the ostrich
farm while Lieutenant Coyne's com
panv followed the beach. Two soldiers
named Reed and Wagner, members of
Company F, volunteered to climb the
ide of the mountain, which they pro
ceeded to do under cover of their com
pany's guns. It took them some time
to reach the top, and when they uH
so the men were surprised to find no
signs of the rebels. They immediate
ly waved a handkerchief to their com
rades beio jt to inform them that every
thing was all right. This fact was
afterward distorted into a story that
the rebels had surrendered.
The men found an empty demijohn,
a large number of cartridges, a box of
matches, and a clean cufil Some small
pieces of cloth were seen lying about.
They were saturated with blood, prov-
tnat some ot tne reoeia qui uvnu
; wnan.pij. ff noC killed. One soldier
r joaSv tae torn frairments of a note,
H rrrv.! a portion on which was
; written li Laurita Kaae,
across the signature was the word
Lot. written with a lead penciL No
arms were found and nothing was
ice: i-i." -a
:he ranuou waic
a was ai i
ceeu located ou the uuiuai:.
Whil Covues ouipauy was ou
march the cvtta? owueU by Aucou
Koa was reached aaJ stfarvbi. A
half of a srsiu bar of IoaJei oartrivievs
ami a crlt cvuicaiuiu oartrtd.ee w-r
!ounL They went further iLou :i3f
beach ami rli:ered a houf owal by
Janje axith. fortueriy vretary o:
the Boani of Education. rty-d
ride were'ouad. They wvre ail n--.
In the sauie place dfry "larire bottle of
sna wen- discovers i ud detnyrL
Tae artn r seat n oonrd ot ti
tu, wu:ca wa lytuc a: a couveuieut
iitancr?. S en - tiiu? !i:er aavtheT
rwcei wv cayturei. iU fame i
Geo pre T-"wo-rj.i, a:td he is a brvct-er
ia law off C i- V:Uou. il
found hiddeu ia a car-. K wa al
placed ou board tne tux. Vtie id:er
thea retumei to jnaus .uct.
During the ajomiac whi'e one off
the men wa in bathiu-. h found a
revolver aud a tx off cartrids uuJer
the water. They had evidently tvu
thrown away by some oce who had
was routivl tua:
I L" "r t
rt escaped from the Head the com
panies were withdrawn, leaving a
small guard to hold the crater and the
surrounding country, which will prob
ably not be again disturbed by the in
surgents. Tbe mo: .?irminy rumors of the
day came from the Ewa side of the
citv, and from the region of the PalL
Alfred Carter was sent with a squad to
command the Waimanalo pass, and in
the afternoon Cecil Brown and, party
of native policemen went to Waolaru,
but no evidences of the rebels being
in the vicinity were found.
One of tne most impuiwi". cajatui-
t - TTi-itt tn Uinj. i
andV mmVcd of Sto Bldwi!
,L i7 rr. m.-el m Mini !
and learn the situation, goms from i
thence to Mahukoca. and, by tele-
phone connections, ascertain if all is
quiet on Hawaii.
Consequent to rani-rs to the eect
that a oark was lying orT Waianae ;
Tnin n!dtiirs and arms, uiev.au
dine with a body of sharpshooters and
a neia piece wuut '
- r -oir aT rn i
t rr :nf i)sx&. -- xi. t
Kenny had been becaimed m taa: re-
non and had proceeded on Her way
ice rumor pv ZSL ZJ'T
foundation and the Pxty re.umea.
Tnlav evening a Government
hm.hr .n the n oort that Wilcox
'm the n rort that
planned to ?ccapy Punchbowl, joining
2owI?in at tnat point, newis uu
been seen marching toward the head
of the Manoa Valley.
a ommnT was immediately sent
out to occupy" Punchbowl, while others
were sent up tne jxano v aiiey w ob
tain an advanced position, that the
attack might be opened early Wed
nesday if no resistance was met during
About 2 o'clock Wednesday after
noon word was telephoned to tbe
military authorities that the rebels had
been surrounded in Manoa Valley, and
that a lively battle was in progress.
As soon as possible, orders were
given to send re-enforcements, and be
fore long about thirty men were on
their way to assist the Sharpshooters.
A field-piece was sent along also.
The fighting was going en at the
head of the Valley, near the falls. The
rebel party consisted of Wilcox's men
They were hiding in the brush, and
were returning fire for fire until after
cannon arrived. The gun was placed
in the bullock-pen and a shell sent in
the direction of the rebel camp. The
aim was too low to do any damage,
but the loud report scared the natives,
who immediately took to the trail
leading Pauoa Valley. Their forms
could beeen between openings in the
The Gjivernmect soldiers could not
do mueA execution from their posi
tion, but thev succeeded in killing
one a" half-Portuguese and
wounded another. Two prisoners
were taken also, one of whom is Chas.
Bartow. They were brought into
Captain Kidwell and his sharp- j
shooters left town about noon to join j
Captain Zeigier of the regulars who:
was on the field. While marching
they saw men moving on the west j
n Manoa. Thev Droved to be
rebels, who were making a retreat
Captain KidwelFs men started in a
run and after covering abous two
mil throasrh. crrass and brush, came
within shooting distance, and then ;
hlfiiMi avriv at the retreating men. .
1 Their voliev was returned. The sharp- j
shooters kept up their attacJc and did j
not until the last man wa lost
While the firing was going on aj
fiag of trice was seen in an open ;
stretch. It was waved by a native !
who was accompanied by two others. !
Later a body was found. One of the ;
men had an ear shot away while the ;
other two were uninjured. j
The men were questioned and .
stated that they were members of j
Wilcox's party. According to their
storv he had about sixty men with j
him", ail natives. One said that Now- ;
Iein was hidden in the eastern side of ;
the vallev. He had about forty men. ;
Wilcox had escaped in the direction !
of Pauoa Valley and had intended to j
camp on the ridge. They had a good j
suppiv of ammunition, but food wa ;
becoming scarce although they fared j
well while they were in Manoa. They !
had killed anox on Monday; other
nrrli were furnished by natives
living in the valley.
Wednesday night the Ke Au Hou
arrived from the tour of the islands
and reported everything quiet, no
knowledge of the trouble having been
While the forces in the field were
busy trying to corral the rebels, the
oiScials in the city were by no means
idle. Bv testimony of the captured
natives they were able to discover the
instigators of the insurrection. Soon
the net of conviction was waveu about
prominent royalists in town and by
Monday noon" a list of some forty of
the leading agitators had be?u made
out. Moudav afternoon Edmund
Nome, F. J. Testa. A. P. Peterson, H.
F. Poor. Harry von Werthert?. F. H.
Redward. H-ury LVfrie, J. F. Bow
ler, Jas. K. Xauiia. Heil Kapu. Alex.
South, Chas. Clark, Marane and
Isaawa. had ceeu pu: under arrest.
In t'le evening Chane Creigutou aud
Oliver R. tiliman were Added to the
list. Nome is the etitorof the Kol
mua. an'i a short time ago wastrie-i
-iud cvnv:c:ei ror publishing seiitious
art'cles. CreUthlou and Pecersou are
iown .awver. coca aaviu aeiu
tiou of attorney-general undr
tne ai'juarcay. luey were aiso prvui
ia?wt in the i-tce the conspira
trs, Baa, Crick nd Nawahi.
Chartes Cl.irX ;s a baar-'ti cf the
ri i'-ra ud wa taken a: Vaa:D-t-tou
i'iace. where a juaatitv oc arms
verv al :oul;'-L I tie otnep are
rjyaust vu2j:a terser.
i.avcaia ::I:am i.av:
Luuis?a -u the -steamer
W. U. S;..-kari. A. M-
ttewvtt. Wi'.'am WiddedeL-
Wu'j t-uber;. V. V. jlj I C. W. Ash
:ii. C (.'ta;:: J. K-'ss, Roc-er: Boy-?.
Kti''i:;:i!.iA'i. Wil'tam Olepaa. J
C V M 'ii aad ri NU'Wri'"
dJrd t' U'.r ..t. 'LaiU LhiVIS
A. M. iitfwirct tee aio?; sep.uy
implicate!, so tar as iaown. Davis
laudrd tee arns fr ;ae rebels froui a
x'tKvuer wh:ca ts supposei zo aa'
brUjtiit theui fr".u ta Coac. A M
iiewelt is the ujaj who approached
C'barie Petersori. tae lookocc ou Di--ai"u
i Head. The Ashford brothers
bave always beeu prvmiueut iu revv
;ui.iuary axiairs aiati arrr j.-r'uouoced
ryahsts; C. V. Ashiord beiaC
i he leadiuc attorney in the
defect of the Bua, "Crt;. and
Nawahx -aai. V. H. K:ckard :
implicated in the purchase of the
arms. Mr. Boyd was connected with
the Wilcox affair in 1SS9. He was one
of the Hawaiian wards sent to Italy
for education in naval science.
On Wednesdav W. H. Daniels,
Paoo, Sam Hainan ine, Niolo,
James Durrell. Henrv West. Ma
tio, JS. Peterson. W. K. Hutchinson,
J. Brown, Fred Harrison, H. Kaaha,
George Makalena, Kaakaulu, J. K.
Kicnianno. Manuel Rei. Lewis J.
Levey, An tone da Rega, a young Por
tuguese boy wno was cnargea wiia
distributinir arms, and J. Radio, were
arrested. Mr. Harrison is a contractor
and Mr. Levev an auctioneer, both
well-known and active royalists. Many
of tb m.u applied to the Britisa
and American Minuter?, bat received
no satisfaction except that they would
see tnat tne prisoners nau a rair uuu.
With one or two exceptions the ar
rests were made on charze of eonspir-
acv. Thev are ail cnnned at Oahu
nrrson. the ones against whom the
most serious chanres are made being
ept in separate cells, including tne
uriuuci a vjv w ai . hiao viu w - w
w w " r- t
ail ii-v iuij suine touuc-uou
! Business has been almost entirely
scsnended during the first three days
of the week, nearly all the cierks and
hpAiis of basinesa houses beinsr on
sruard or in the field. None of the isl
and steamers have been allowed to
depart. The banks were opened for a
short time on Wednesday, rnursuay
manv stores were opened and business
took a more livelv turn. Up to Thurs-
i!v no steamers or vessels had Deen
allowed to leave the harbor. -
The rebels are armed with Win
chester carbines of a late make : they
also have a auantitv of dynamite and
hand-irrenades. These are thouzht to
have been brouzht from San Fran
cisco. The captured men have a sorry
tale te tell of going without food since
Sunday, except such wild fruit as they
could gather on the mountains. Wil
cox's men also state that their leader
threatens them with death if they de
sert or cease to keen ux the fighting.
Robert Wilcox, one of the two lead
ers of the rebel forces, has always
been nrominent in revolutionary
movements. He has been a member
of the Legislature. During Kalakaca's
reizn he was sent to Italy for military
instruction. On hi return he insti
gated an unsuccessful revolution to
overthrow the King. He was tried by
an Hawaiian i urv and acquitted. &am
Xowlein is a half-white, and. at the
time of the revolution of 1S93,
commander-in-chief of the Queen's
Today's Gazette is a war edition
in every sense of the word. So Is this
morning's Advertiser- Tate your
choice, or both. La wrappers at tms
office or at the newsdealers.
Ccr-rie Orene King
Save the Children
By Purifying Their Blood
MnoW' SAi-saaariHn Makes Pure
i Blood, Cures Scrofula, Etc
-My experience with HixkTs Sr?a?arilla
tseea Terr decUre. Ml Ettle Si- -T 7axx
old. lad for four rears a Ijad skia. ii3eaae. Her
arms and Ilzibs would treak Kit in asaas of
tor iiaciiarsrmr reHow znarter. ae wocl
tcraxcii the eruptions a thooa is st rtujsx.
astl tear open cue seres.
Two Bottles of Hood's
SarararGa eacsett the erupttccs to Ireal azat
xnd C seats pealed off. atter wfuca Ui sfcn
w eZe-re HocxTa SarsaranTa ias so ec&al
Irecongaendtt.- W. r, Erg Da.Tex.
Hood's Pills r tz tc ttsiy catiaruc
gentl ami TecUr- Try a Uoa. 3 na
K0SF.0 DRUG COMPANY,
Commissioa -:- Merchant
Cam a ire
OAK. ASH. HICKORY
WHITE WOOD LUMBER,
SlC,?? A ?:2e V 2r?i?i
Beat R:r:s :n;ra 1 to z :nch.
Cirri Hari-va. , Nor-vij l"znt
icd -eL Tt.
fCriiiT;-: i 'o--i :n the
Carrt4i- jr. L Am rr-?axM tu np
o.t Carrije b'-.::.er. planrAf-oa. ere.,
;:tn irsr.'cs 2r:er'.als. rerocally
-e ev'ed. At te vry 'ot prices.
CSAII Is ir.i iric-rs i'- receive
o. 350. :5STS-tf
GDIERAL HEADQUARTERS, !
ic of Hawaii,
KcxoLCtc, H. I.. Ja. 9, 1S95.
(xezsral Orders. No 14.
So person whatsoever will be allowed
to pass through the line oi sentries now
maintained from Palolo to Xanana
Valleys, inclusive, nor to avethe port
of Honolulu for the other Islands with
out a pass tram Lrererai cr iwrmentai
By order of the ComciAnder-in-Chief,
JSO. H. SO PEE,
HesoLtxr, H. I , January 7, 1595
The right cf WRIT OF HABEAS
CORPUS is hereby suspended and
MARTIAL LAW is instituted and es
tablished throughout the Island cf Oahu,
to cvni rmrn further nonce, curing
ing which time, however, the Courts
wiH continue in session and conduct
ordinary business as usual, except as
By the President :
SANFOSD B, DOLE,
President cf the Republic ci Hawaii.
Minister of the Interior.
Republic of Hawaii.;
Police Fcrr.-e ci the Government
in their rcssssion any
are hereby criered
the same at the llarshal's Otf.ce
befcre i.vii7e o aces, ttocn tcmurrc
v ucn reruns LMEetc- -j.
att Arms cr Ammax
that hour v:d
liable tar rrr: xrj
arrest an-a impr-sc
. and the r.
and Ammunitian to oonrscaticn.
;i the Ccmmandr-:-n-Cief,
Ad :itant- j-?neraL
H 0 T I C L
j fcznd spon the
treets cr in anv oab lie
4; 30 D.m. and
will be viable to arrest,
Tmlees provided with a pass frcza M-i-
The gatherine of crowds is prchihiiarf.
Any one distnrbini the peace cr dis
obeying orders is liable to rtmsary
arrest without warrant.
By order of the Comxsaader-in-Cbifv
J. H. SO PER,
JOH" M. VIVA, E2., has this day
been appointed an Agent to take Ac
knowledjtments to Labor Contracts for
the District cf Kcna, Island cf Oahu.
J. A. KI5G,
Minister of the Interior.
Interior OSce, January 9, 1STV.
DzraarxxsT or Fes axes.
HcsouTLr, H. L, December 19, 1S34.I
Cni!r Article 35, Section I cf the Ceo
stitatioc, it is required that each cea
ber oi the Cabinet shall make an annual
report oi the transactions
partmect, during the
within hi de-
The Minister oi Finance takes thai
occasion to request all these having
claims of a monetary nature, to present
) them to cfSce, through, the rupex
Departments not later than the tenth
day cf January next, after which date the
boots will be c csed.
All persons having moneys on account
cf the Government are requested to make
their returns promptly, in carder that
there may be no delay in dosinz the
accounts for the year ending December
3 1st, 1394.
Minister of Finance.
3S73- 1613 4t
In accordance with Section 1 cf Chap
ter XXVI cf the laws of ISS6 r
AU persons holding water privileges cr
paying water rates, are hereby notified
that the water rates for the term ending
June 30, IS33, will be due and payable at
the office of the Hasolnla Water Works
on the 1st day of January, IS35.
AH such rates remaining unpaid for
f-fP?t days after they are dne will be
subject to an additional 10 per cent.
Rates are payable at the cfL of the
Water Works is Kapuaiwa E aiding.
Superintendent Honolulu Watsr Works.
December 20. 1S34. 3373-td
Mutual Telepkna fespq,
NOTICE TO 5CBSCEXBESS.
4 T A
'G- OF- TnK-.D-
tors of the Company held this Cry
it was resolved that on and after tha.
Srst day of January, IS95, the rates fcr
the use cf telepheme instruments wU2
Private Residences, per month . . 2 53
Business Houses and Oifkes .... 4(XJ
Payable quarteriy la advance .
J. F. BEOTS
HonoIrJn. Dc. 12. 3Si-lm
National Iron for'
Between ilikst ii Efi2ri Srsst:
THH TUTDSESIGED ARE PEE
pared to make all kfnrffl of Tress,
Erass. Branzer Zinc. Tin and Lead Cast
imrs ; also a general repair shop for Stessa
Enzines, Kice Mills, Cora ICIIs, Water
Wheel's, Wind ilHIs, etc ; lLichines far
the Cleanins: cf Cclfeer Castor Cils
Beans, Kamie, Sisal, Pineapple Leaves
and other Fibrous Plants and Paper
Stock; also ilachines for Extracts:
Starch from the Manioc, A tow ttctjftff,
l",jj' U cniers promptly attended taw
White, Eitmaii & Co.
llzs2s. Oatraa 6: Co.. ars receiving"
crders for PLmtaticn L&bcr to arriT
in March next. All those who wish
laborers should place their orders
immediately with G- E. Bcardinnn
Agent f cr the above tirrn. Conditracs
are mentioned in prospectus: To
the Planters cf HawaiL"
Gr. E. BOABDMAN.
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