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REVOLT IN HAWAII

AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT. [FSB PRESS ASSOCIATION.} Auckland, August 17. News la brought by the mall steamer Alameda, that a revolution broke oat la Hawaii on July 30th. W. Wifcox, wellknown at • Hawaiian Government pupil at the Military Academy m Italy led about 100 armed men over the ptlaoa wall In Honolulu shortly after 3 o'clock In the morning. The gaard could offer no resistance, and Wiieox and hia men demacdei the surrender of tha paUce. Lieutenant Robert Parker who waa la charge with twelve of the household guards refused. The Government troop* were called out, and attacked the rebels m the palace yatd when firing commenced and became general on botd sides. Minister Pcmsa appealed to WJloox to surrender, bnt the iacurgent leader declined to receive »ny commanicaiions, and firing briekly continued, Robert 80yd, Wiloox'a lieutenant, &nd a atadent were fatally wounded, A tquad cf marines from tha American war ship, Adams, lauded arid marched to the United Btatea Legntion where they were Stationed for ihe protection of British Interests. At last the Government decided to make an effort to dislodge Wlllcox from the Jbungabw to which he bad retreated and a terrific fasilade was begun open this spot, with the resakthat the tebels held up a white sheet and called oat " aarrende?." Xfaa ga te 3 were thrown open and a fojca of volunteers entering received tbs submiuion of Willoox and about thirty ot his followers. The remainder made good their eeoape over tbe pihca wail. The thirty who hid surrendered to Lieutenant Parkei m the afternoon were previously Bant to the station under guasl. Willoox end his gang were also escorted to the police station. Datlug the fighting six persons were killed and eight wounded. It la believed that the plan of tbe Snsurgentß was to eefza poeeesslon of the king and demand of bim a new constitution and a new cabinet, also hia abdlcatin la favor of LUtwokalim his Bister and the helrees' •pptreat.

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REVOLT IN HAWAII, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2202, 17 August 1889

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REVOLT IN HAWAII Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2202, 17 August 1889

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