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HAWAIIAN revolutionists attempted on the 9th to overthrow the Government at Honolulu. The Honolulu rifles were called out and the result was the killing of seven of the rioters and the wounding of a dozen more. The rioters were finally compelled to surrender.
The Northfield News, August 17, 1889, page 1, s/b Robin Line
NOTES FROM THE AIRFORCE
Missing in action after a dogfight over central Germany is 2/Lt. Wau Kau Kong, of Honolulu, first Chinese fighter pilot in the ETO. A member of Lt. Col Jim Howard’s original Mustang outfit, the Chinese fighter’s last battle was against one of Germany’s newest fighters, an Me410. He had just shared its destruction with Capt. Jack Bradley, of Brownwood, Tex., when a stray bullet hit his double-named P51 (Chinaman’s Chance and No Ticki, No Washi). The ship exploded and plunged into the overcast.
Source: “The Stars and Stripes” in the European Theater of OperationsThursday, March 9, 1944 Vol 4, No. 109 Transcribed and contributed by Genealogy Trails staff
REVOLUTION IN HAWAII
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 28 – The Hawaiian steamer Claudine arrived at this port at 2 o’clock this morning with news of a revolution at Honolulu. The revolutionists succeeded in overthrowing the government of Hawaii, and United States troops have been landed. A provisional government has been established and a commission, headed by Mr. Thurston, came on the Claudine en route to Washington with a petition to the American government to annex the Hawaiian island to the United States.
[The Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, February 2, 1893]
A COMMISSIONER TALKS
San Francisco, Cal. Jan.28 – C. L. Carter, one of the commissioners to Washington, appointed by the provisional government, made the following statement to a united press reporter: “The object of our visit to Washington is to have the United States take possession of the Hawaiian island. We want to joint the union, not as state, however, but under a territorial or district form of government. A government like that of the District of Columbia, with the addition of a governor appointed by the president, is preferable for many reasons. There is such a large number of Chinese and other cheap laborers on the islands, who cannot be trusted to vote intelligently and if universal suffrage were declared the whites who represent almost the entire business interests of the country, would be outvoted and powerless. An entire new system of government must be built up, and the only way is to have the United States take charge. It must come to this or the whites must leave the island. Their interests are too great, however, for them to give up without a struggle, and the revolution was the result of the new constitution which was brought out by the queen. It granted her almost absolute power and disfranchised the white voters.
The natives themselves, as a rule, are not in favor of the queen’s plans. She is supported by a certain clique of about twenty, who are anxious for political power. The queen is jealous of the power of the whites, and is an ambitious scheming woman, badly advised. Under the old regime, she had no cause to complain.
She enjoyed an income of between $75,000 and $100,000, with no responsibility, but she undertook to mix in politics, and got the worst of it. The queen was supported by her favorite, R. B. Wilson, the Marshall of the kingdom, and the government troops.
“Our commission” continued Carter, “will call on the president and secretary of state at Washington and will do our best to negotiate a treaty of annexation. We do not have the power to make the treaty but will have to refer all such matters to the provisional government.
Captain Merry, in command of the naval station, will be made a rear admiral on
March 5th next. He attains the age of sixty-two at that time, when he can be retired if he so wishes, with an advance
of one number in rank. The probabilites are, however, that Captain Merry will be retained in command of the Hawaiian
station, which in a few years will be one of the most important in the United States.
[Source: "Hawaiian Gazette", Jan. 10, 1902 - Sub. by K.T.]
Lieutenant Colonel G.P. Girad has arrived, to take the place of Major Blair D. Taylor, the surgeon who has been on duty at Camp McKinley for some time. Major Taylor will go to Fort Snelling, Minn., on the next steamer.
[Source: "Hawaiian Gazette", Jan. 14, 1902 - Sub. by K.T.
Captain Merry is planning for another flag raising when the Pearl Harbor lands pass formally into the hands of the United States.
[Source: "Hawaiian Gazette", Jan. 14, 1902 - Sub. by K.T.]
DIED IN LIBBY PRISON, IN QUARREL THAT WASN'T HIS'N
[Source: Hawaiian Gazette Tuesday June 28 1910; submitted by BZ]
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