Prince Kuhio Arrested in Washington D.C. for “Disorderly Conduct”

This month in history — January 1904 — Hawaii congressional delegate Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole said policemen in Washington D.C. hit him from behind, tackled him to ground, and arrested him for “disorderly conduct” in a billiard saloon. But they said the Hawaiian prince was arguing with a man, they told him to quiet down, and he told them he was a congressional delegate and acted abusively.

Which side do you believe? Read more about it in “Kuhio’s Account of His Arrest.”

“Kuhio’s Account of His Arrest.”
The Hawaiian star, January 22, 1904, Image 1


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