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396	HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.
of the officers making a motion to draw a revolver, Mr. Good drew his own, and 
calling attention to the fact that he was justified in shooting, he fired, seeking how- 
ever, to avoid the infliction of a dangerous wound.  The wagon pursued its way, 
followed by a policeman in a hack.  This episode precipitated the movement. 
Citizens hurried to the Beretauia street armory, where they were formed into com- 
panies and marched to the Government building.
In thy meantime the committee of public safety, accompanied by members of the. 
Government about to be formed, proceeded to the Government building.  They were 
entirely unarmed. Arrived at the Government building the committee inquired for 
the cabinet, but the ministers were not to be found. They then demanded and re- 
ceived of Mr. Hassinger the possession of the building. The party now proceeded 
to the front steps and, in the presence of a rapidly increasing crowd, the following 
proclamation was read:
Before the reading of the proclamation was completed the volunteers from the 
Rifles' armory began to assemble in force. The grounds of Aliiolani Hale were cleared 
and a guard set at all the gates.
The following orders were then promptly issued by the Provisional Government:
HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS,
January 17, 1893.
PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE  HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
[Order No. 1.]
All persons favorable to the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands are 
hereby requested to forthwith report to the Government at the Government building 
and to furnish the Government such arms and ammunition as they may have in their 
possession or control as soon as possible, in order that efficient and complete pro- 
tection of life and property and the public peace may be immediately and efficiently 
put into operation.
SANFORD B. DOLE, 
J. A. KING, 
P. C. JONES, 
WILLIAM O. SMITH,
Executive Counsel of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.
JOHN EMMELUTH, 
ANDREW BROWN, 
C. BOLTE, 
JAMES F. MORGAN, 
HENRY WATERHOUSE, 
S. M. DAMON,
W. G. ASHLEY, 
E. D. TENNY,
F.  W.   McCHESNEY,
W. C. WILDER,
J.   A.   McCANDLESS.
W. K. CASTLE,
LORRIN A. THURSTON,
F. J. WILHELM, 
Advisory Counsel of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.
HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, January 17, 1893.
PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
[Order No. 2.]
It is hereby ordered and decreed that until further ordered the right of the writ 
of habeas corpus is hereby suspended, and martial law, is hereby declared to exist 
throughout the Island of Oahu.
SANFORD B. DOLE, 
Minister of Foreign Affairs, 
J. A. KING, 
Minister of the Interior, 
P. C. JONES,
Minister of Finance, 
WILLIAM O. SMITH,
Attorney-General, 
Executive Council of the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Islands.

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