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HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, TIIUItSDAY, JULY 14. 1S93.
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And the star-spangled banner
In triumph shall wave,
O'er the Isles of Hawaii
And the homes of the brave.
- H. M. WHITNEY.
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IIOXOU'LI-, II. I., (J. S. A., July j:5, 18J)S, r:;?0 p. 111.
Tlio Pacific Mail S.S. Coptic signals from otlVaikiki tliat these
Islands have been annexed to the United States by the passage
in the Senate at Washington of the House .joint liesolution.
Flas are bein hoisted e( ryvhere.
TJiousands Hocked to the water front.
There are jjreat crowds on the streets evidencing the very
delirium of joy.
At l:ir a salute of 100 yuns was lired.
Ai i :!20 all the whistles were sounding.
VOTE AT WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, July (. With a rush, without the change
of a word, the resolutions v' idi make Hawaii a part of the
United States were passed l.y the Senate this afternoon. From
jout of a situation which gave no promise of ending for weeks,
perhaps, and at a time when those who have had charge of the
filibuster against the measure had been assuring every one
that they could not see a vote for a week, there came a demand
for a roll call on the iirst amendment of the list of eight which
had to be disposed of before the main question could be con
sidered. Senator White almost surprised himself when he
shut olt debate, ended the filibuster which lias prevented the
acceptance of the Hawaiian resolution and gave the majority
of the Senate a chance to express its will.
An agreement was reached partly last night and partly this
morning, but lias been in sight for several days. The Pepnbli
can leaders had been hard at work for two days in their en
deavor to blockade the windward passage of the anti-annexation
filibuster. They succeeded when they showed the utter
inability of the Democrats to keep up their performance suf
fieientlv long to have anv effect whatever. Nor more than 22
votes against the resolution could be counted by the most san
guine, while the annexationists' forty-five was still intact.
So it was that, ungraciously enough, the obstructionists
stepped out of the way and the will of the people, expressed
in the vote of their representatives by 42 to 21, declared that
Hawaii must be a part of the Union of States. P.ut one Re
publican vote was cast against the measure. The venerable
Justin Morrill vote no. Spooner and Thurston were paired
against the resolution. From the Democratic side came six
full round "aves." Gorman headed the list, and following
his lead were Morgan, McLauf.;n, Pettus and Sullivan. The
silver men were somewhat sp. Pettigrew and Jones of
Nevada joining with the Democrats, while the others were on
the Republican side.
When the Vice-President anounced the vote and the fact
that the two-thirds, which would have been necessary to ratify
the treaty, was indicated, there was applause from iloor and
rallerv. From staid Senators in their seats and Congressmen
who were collected in numbers about the walls of the cham
ber and occupying vacant seats came cheers which found echo
in the half-filled gallaries above and which, strangely enough,
the Vice-President made no elTort to check.
It is believed that the President will receive and sign the
measure tomorrow and that he will at once transmit the mes
sage containing the resolution and setting forth the action
which is expected of the Republic of Hawaii to President Dole
and the Congress of the Islands. It is believed that this will
be done by a special messenger, probably John W. Foster,
former secretary of State, and fhat the cruiser Philadelphia
will carry the messenger to tin.' Islands.
Immediately upon the passage by the Hawaiian Congress
of an act which makes eifective the Newlands resolution the
commissioner will raise the American Hag and the Philadel
phia will salute it.
It is believed that the commission which will be sent to the
islands to frame the laws for their future government will be
made up of either W. O. Smith or W. A. Kinney of Honolulu
and John Richardson of Maui, 31. 31. Estee of California, N. W.
McIvojVformer Consul-General to Japan, now of Cedar Rapids,
la. The fifth member will come either from Minnesota or
Massachusetts. The commission probably will be appointed
at once. It is believed the President will appoint all incum
bent officers to administer the islands' affairs until new laws
The laws under which the officials will operate, it is under
stood, will be those now in force, and nothing will be done to
change the routine of procedure in the various departments un
til the commission reports an entirely new code and form of
It is deemed very probable that a regiment of infantry and
two batteries of heavy artillery, with such guns as may be
available at San Francisco, will be sent to the islands at an
The details of the- voting was as fol
lows: White offered an amendment
striking from the preamble of the Ha
waiian resolutions the words "in due
form" and inserting the words "by a
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DR. JOHN S. MeGRKW. 1
"Father of Annexation."
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treaty which has never been ratified,
but is now pending in the Senate of
the United States."
After a statement by Hale in which
he said he supported the resolution, but
not as a war measure, a vote was taken
on White's amendment. It was re
jected 40 to 20.
Pettigrew then offered his amend
ment to repeal the contract labor laws
now in force on the Hawaiian Islands.
It was rejected 41 to 22.
Bacon of Georgia offered an amend
ment providing that the annexation
resolutions should not be operative un
til they had been approved by a ma
jority of the electors of Hawaii. De
feated 20 to 42.
Faulkner of West Virginia offered an
amendment providing that the duties
of the civil, judicial and military pow
ers shall be exercised under authority
of existing laws not in conflict with
the Constitution and laws of the Unit
ed States. Rejected 20 to 43.
Allen offered an amendment placing
an internal revenue tax of 1 cent a
pound on Hawaiian sugar. It was de
feated, r,T to 4, the four voting for the
amendment being Allen M"orrill, Me
Unery and Pettigrew.
Pettigrew offered an amendment tliat
all native-born male Hawaiian? over
21 years of age and all naturalized
aliens phall be allowed to vote in the
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Attempted to Run the Blockade at Santiago.
He Is a Prisoner-Heavy Losses.
ri:i:;KAs fli:i;t viim:i hit.
WASllIXCST.OX, .11 LY 1. The following bulletin from
'ommodore AYatson was received lo-night:
J'LAYA DHL KSTK, duly To (he Secretary of the Navv:
COMMANDER W. S. SCHLEY.
Commodore Winfield Scott Schley first attract. 1 the attention of tho "world in
1S84, vrhen lie was put in command of the expedition sent, t.o the. Arctics for tho relief
of the Greeiey exploration party. He also had a part in the Chilian trouble in 18'J1,
aa commander of the Ualtimore.
At 9:.0 a. 111. today the Spanish squadron, seven in all, includ
ing one gunboat, came out: of Santiago harbor in columns and
was totally destroyed within an hour, excepting the Cristobal
Colon, which was chased forty-five miles to the westward by
the commander-in-chief, ihe Hroofclyii, the Oregon, and the
Texas, surrendering to the lirooklyn, but was beached to
None of our officers or men were injured except on board the
Brooklyn, Chief Yeoman Fllis was killed and one man
Admiral Cervera, all the commanding officers, excepting of
the Oqnendo, about 70 other officers and 1000 men are pris
oners. About 350 were killed or drowned and 100 wounded.
The latter are cared or on the Solace and the Olivette.
HOW IT WAS DONE.
WASHINGTON, duly 4. There seems to be no doubt that
the Cristobal Colon, and, perhaps, the other three Spanish
armored ci. "ers, would have escaped had it not been for the
prompt action of Commodore Schley. The lirooklyn, his flag-
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ship, alone was in a position to attack the Spanish vessels as
they left the harbor, and the Commoi'ore steamed directly
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