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REAL ESTATE BUYERS WILL
DO WELL TO CONSULT THE
SUNDAY HERALD'S ADLETS.
SEE SIXTH PAGE
vol. xxxix. no. m.
IS NOW OFFERED!
Four 20 % reduction sale |
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Continues but a few days only. We call par
ticular attention to our large stock of
MULLEN, BLUETT & CO.,
OPR. 9PRING AND FIRST BTB.
SOME OF" THE W L.E^
Xlr ale MEYBERG BROTHERS.
re rounded—all have slides on ends.
'I OafWopolished wood built-up writing tables.
WiV'Ail have improved automatic locking of drawers and swinging cases.
All have the new form of light elastic roll curtains.
All are finished in extra fine oil polish, and all backs are finished tbe same aB
fronts and ends.
All are of honest, substantial construction.
All may be depended upon to give absolute satisfaction.
We show a complete line of all styles and grades of desks, and a fine assort
In Cane Seat, Wood Seat and Leather.
Los Angeles Furniture Co
225-227-229 S. BROADWAY,
Opposite City Hall . Lob Angeles, Cal
DTf* 2 TTTILLIAMSON BROS., having purchased for
KM,* I VV cash, at a verr large discount, the stock of
DIU Z PIANOS and" ORGANS carried by W. T.
j Homes, are offering the same at greatly reduced prices.
iMinngTiTft X These goods must be sold at once to make room for
Ul\ WillX MX * NEW BT °OK 'rom the east. Intending purchasers
M HfAn flli). 0 t will do well to inspect these bargains at
iv, 1 WILLIAMSON'S MUSIC STORE
I 327 S. Spring- St.
TST IT \Tf\O I i Largest stock of Mußical Instruments, Sheet Music,
I lUIVI IN I ♦ Music Books, etc., in town. Standard and White
1 IxlilvU 1 ♦ Sewing Machines, and all supplies. 327 8. Spring Bt.
nyn tvto signs! signsi
I H |\l Mtt - WM. MBRGELL, late ot Omaha, Neb.,
■ B lew- I Is now located with
OIVJII OG. STROMEE, =■*
Tot rapid work, low prices and modern styles, a share ol your patronage is solicited.
Card Signs, Muslin Blgns, Wire Signs, Brass Signs, Signs oi every description.
Political work done at short notice at reasonable rates.
WINTER HATS ?
Yes, it's the season for them now, and you are a trifle
subsequent if you've drifted along till today without buying
tone. If you're headed for spring
in that way you must be very
jt**—**. badly headed, even if you aren't
..Jr bareheaded, and if you happen to
J be baldheaded it's worse still. To
wait any longer may make you
open to the suspicion of being
V \P» thickheaded. The great blizzard
B ,\\ happened on March 12th,
i< an d y OU 'n ne ed the warmest kind
eo**, m /a9l .' of nea d W ear to reach April in good
shape. We have hats left for late buyers. Come and get
yours. We're also showing an. immense line of Underwear,
Neckwear, Hosiery, Gloves, etc., etc., at prices that will be
sure to please the closest buyer.
nrqumm hatter and men's furnisher
iVLuiVlUlllJ, 14)1 S. SPRING ST. Bryßon-Bonebrake bi k.
LOS ANGELES: SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1893.
THE OLD MAN ELOQUENT.
Gladstone's'lre Raised by a
Remark by Balfour.
A Great Uproar Created by the
The Tory Leader Apologizes for Hav
ing: Hart the Premier's Feelings.
Queen Victoria's Great Grandmotherly
Responsibilities Boon to Be la
By the Associated Press.
London, Feb. 10.—In the commons
today Balfour spoke at length in favor of
extending the debate on the address.
Gladstone objected to the manner in
which tbe extension of the debate was
introduced without previous notice.
Balfour replied with spirit that he had
not only given notice, but also debated
the question last evening when the right
honorable gentleman opposed was more
agreeably occupied. This slur had an
unexpected effect on the house. The
Liberal and Irish members answered it
with ories of "Shame" and jeers, which
completely drowned the opposition
When Gladstone roeeto answer he was
trembling with indignation. In a voice
shaken with anger he thundered out:
"With due regard to circumstances and
time, I have endeavored to serve the
house to the best of my ability. [Loud
and prolonged cheers.] The right hon
orable member for East Manchester
wonld have shown better taste, and
would have better fulfilled the duties
of the position which he occupied if he
had spared his reference to my agreeable
Repeated cheers followed Gladstone's
words, and amid the enthusiasm Bal
four rose unnoticed to speak. Before he
had spoken a dozen audible words, the
Irish members drowned his voice again
with yells and shouts of "Oh, come off I"
"Oh, ohl" "Coward 1" and "With
Amid renewed confusion Balfour made
himself beard sufficiently to inform the
house that he had not intended to hurt
the feeling of the prime minister; in
fact, the right honorable gentleman was
the last person in the house whom he
would willingly offend.
This apology was received on all Bides
that the right honorable gentleman to
whose more agreeable occupation he re
ferred was not, the prime minieter, but
one of,his colleagues.
The house debated until 1 o'clock this
morning the amendment of Arnold
Forest, nrging the adoption of measures
to prevent tbe repetition of priestly in
terference with elections. The amend
ment was rejected by a vote of 248 to
NOT SUGAR SPECULATION.
A British View of the Revolution ln
London, Feb. 10. —The Saturday Re
view says in its issue this week that it
attaches no importance to the sugges
tion tbat the Hawaiian revolution 1b
really in the interest of sugar specula
tion. If the United States is really anx
ious to establish a protectorate the best
use to which England could put ber
treaty right would be to swap them for
a thorough settlement of the endless
Mme. Zborowski's Petition Denied.
Paris, Feb. 10.—The tribunal of the
Seine delivered a decision in the suit of
Mme. Zborowski formerly Mme. de
Stuers, wife of tbe Dutch minister to
France, who secured a divorce in South
Dakota and married Zborowski, and who
asked the court for the custody of her
child under the South Dakota decree.
The court refused to grant the petition
or to consider the merits of the case, on
the ground that foreign diplomatic rep
resentatives were not amenable to the
A Turkish Outrage.
Constantinople, Feb. 10.—The United
States legation here has learned that a
mob burned the American Girls' college
in Marsovan because the director, Dr,
Herrick, was believed to be the insti
gator of offensive political agitation.
Political placards had bsen posted on
tbe walls of the college, but Herrick
explained to the governor that this was
done without his consent. The gov
ernor waß either unable or unwilling to
protect the college, for he made no ef
fort to defend it against the mob.
First Serious Blow.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 10.—The United
States treasury agent at Smith's Falls,
Ont., was withdrawn yesterday and or
dered to report at Washington. This is
the first serious blow aimed at the priv
ileges enjoyed by the Canadian Pacific
Great Grandmother Victoria.
London, Feb. 10—The duchess of
Fife, otherwise Princess Louise of
Wales, is preparing to add to the ereat
grandmotherly responsibilities of Queen
Yellow Fever at Santos.
Valparaiso, Feb. 10.—News from
Santos shows that yellow fever is in
creasing. Eighty-eight deaths were re
The Marseilles Plague.
Marseilles, Feb. 10.—Twelve deaths
from the choleric complaint, prevalent
in this city, were reported today.
Ortgon Wants Free Silver.
Salem, Ore., Feb. 10.—The senate this
afternoon passed a concurrent resolu
tion asking Oregon's representative in
congress to labor to secure tha free coin
age of silver. The vote whereby the
senate yesterday adopted a memorial ;
congrees for the issuance of 160,000,1X10
fractional currency as legal tender, was
reconsidered today and the memorial
KIOTS IN WHEELING.
The Electric Oar Strike Results ln
Wheeling, W. Va,, Feb. 10.—The
electric car strike today caused two riots
between the strikers and men in charge
of the barns in South Wheeling. Two
men were seriously, and one of them
probably fatally, hurt. Wm. Newton,
chief electrician of the company,
Henry Herman and Wm. Tucker,
foreman oi the barn are the injured
men. The news of the trouble created
great excitement in the city all day.
Further trouble is looked for. The
mayor has called on the state author
ities, as the police seem to be unable to
keep order. The strike seems broken
tonight, as a number of strikers have ap
plied for their old positions.
DISASTERS ON THE KAIL.
Collision Entailing Loss of Life and
Wilkesbarbb, Pa., Feb. 10.—An
empty engine on the Lehigh Valley rail
toad collided with a gravel train near
Fairview this afternoon, killing one
man, Michael O'Malley, and injuring
nine others, one, it is thought fatally.
Petoskky, Mich., Feb. 10.—A Grand
Rapids and Indiana passenger train ran
into a stalled freight, killing Henry
Barlston, agent of the Star Clothing
house, Grand Rapids, and Brakeman
Whiting, and badly injuring Conductor
PANAMA. CANAL CASES.
COMMENT ON THE SEVERITY OF
THE SENTENCES IMPOSED.
Sympathy Expressed for Ferdinand de
Lesseps, Baihut, Charles de Les
seps and Others Arraigned
Paris, Feb. 10.—Papers of all shades
of opinion comment on the severity of
tbe sentences in the Panama canal cases,
especially that of Ferdinand de Lesseps,
whose geniuß was the glory of France.
Cotter and Charles de Lesseps have de
cided to appeal from the findings.
Ex-Minister Baihut, Senator Berat,
ex-Minister and Deputy Antonin Proust,
Deputy Duque de la Fanconnerie, ex-
Deputy Gobron, Charles de Lesseps, M.
Marcus Fontain, Henri Cotter and M.
Blondin have been arraigned on charges
of corruption in connection with the
Panama lottery bonds bill. The indict
ment sets forth that a note was found
among tbe papers of Chariee de Lesseps
•wowflrir vM TOiuuuwsea-ror 1,000,0007
for introducing the Panama bill in the
chambers. ' The measure has laid on the
table in the chamber of deputies June
17th and the same day Charles de Les
sens issued two cash vouchers the
amount of which Fontane received on
the following day. On receiving the
money Fontane immediately handed a
quarter of a million francs to Blondin
who took the money to Baihut at the
senate chambers. On the 21st of June
Blondin paid Baihut the further sum of
125,000 francs. Baihut at first denied
these facts, finally admitted them and
aleo admitted that he accepted 120,000
and 5000 francs to purchase Italian
Tbe indictment concludes by detailing
various charges against Fontane and
Charles de Lesseps who. are accused of
bribing Baihut; also of having induced
Arton and the late Baron de Reinach to
corrupt senators and deputies.
The discontent caused by the dismis
sal in the chamber of indictments of the
true bills found for corruption against
Bouvier and others, has moved the par
liamentary commission to a renewal of
its activity. The commission now pro
poses to summon' all the deputies who
have been accused of corruption.
Should the court of oassation reject
the appeal of Ferdinand de Lesseps
against the decision of the court of ap
peal, his nsme will be stricken from the
lists of the Institute and the Legion of
ICE BREAKING UP.
Floods Along the Banks of the Hlstorio
Trenton, N. J., Feb. 10.-The ice
which closed the Dslaware river for six
weeks broke at Lambertville, 16 miles
above here, at noon and at once started
on a rush down the stream. At Peri
wig bar the ice formed a jam and the
backwater resulting therefrom flood
ed .sjparts of South Trenton.
The river rose seven feet
in two hours during the afternoon.
Towards dusk it went do.vn about a
foot, but later began to rise again, and
there now is every indication of a flood
severer than that of 1882, when several
parts of the city were submerged and
much damage was done. Fair street,
which is on the river front in South
Trenton, is under water already, and
the people are paddling about the street
in boata. The flood was anticipated for
weeks, and such preparations were made
for its occurrence that the damage to
property will be kept down. Assanpink
creek, which runs through the city, is
also high, and by tomorrow the water
may overrun its banks and put out
many furnace fires, as well as flood the
dwelling houses and cellars. Reports
frpm Morrisville and other Pennsylva
nia villages along the river, both above
and below Trenton, are to the effect that
tbe water has begun to overrun them.
Sonth Buffalo Flooded.
Buffalo, N. V., Feb. 10.—There is
serious danger of a flood in Bouth Buf
falo. Cellars are full of water, side
walks are submerged and the street-car
,mA, In. a/\**,n ,1 tat a nsm ara .nn .t a.ail
tracks for some distance are rendered
useless for traffic. The residents of the
flooded district sat np most of last night
for fear of being swept away. Consid
erable damage has been done and more
T>erttl- -r fMiT-n-rfr-ht T»e> IWUIe.
New Yok*., Feb. 10 —J1..0. De Mille,
the well-known playwright, died at
Compton, N. J., today. He was the
author of the Charity Ball, The Wife,
lhe Lost Paradise and other successful
A THREE-CORNERED FIGHT
Property of the Economites
Members of the Society Pray
for a Receivership.
President Dnss Charged With Fraud
Ie Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Begins Action to Escheat the Es
tate—Forty Million Dollars
By the Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Feb. 10.-A bill praying
for the appointment of a receiver for the
property of the Harmony society and an
accounting by President John Dusb was
filed at Beaver today. In addition to
alleging that much of the $40,000,000
worth of property of the society has
been lost through fraud, negligence and
mismanagement ot Dusb and Trustee
Sieber, rendering the society insolvent,
the bill charges that they are living in
luxury with their wives in contravention
of the main principle of the society,
which enjoins celibacy, while the other
members are obliged to eke out a preca
rious existence; also that the board of
elders are confirmed and com
mon drunkards; tbat Dusb sought
to cast discredit on the teachings of tbe
society by casting doubts on the story of
Christ, and by preaching the doctrines
of Cyrus Teed, the "Koresh" of Chi
cago, and "Prince Michael" Mills of
Detroit, pretended divine beings. The
bill goes on to state the various losing
ventures which Dues has entered into in
the name of the society, he being in fact
the sole manager of its affairs, Bince the
other trustees are merely his tools, and
that he refuses to render an accounting.
This is tbe first step in a hotly contested
battle. The entering of the suit will
surprise the Economites as much as any
one, for most of the memberß thought
the trouble had blown over.
An afternoon paper iB authority for
he statement that the commonwealth
of Pennsylvania has entered a legal
battle for the possession of the immense
wealth of the Economite society. The
matter now is in the hands of Attorney-
General Hensel, and is being prosecuted
by the ablest legal talent of the Alle
gheny and Beaver county bars. Pro
ceedings will be instituted at once and
Wiil bo faf-roaching. If succassfnl it
will involve the absolute surrender of
all the property of the Economite soci
ety and its confiscation by tbe state. It
will be a proceeding in escheat, based
on the established precedent of eminent
legal authority and the . act of the as
sembly forbidding the conduct of soci
eties whose principles are at variance
with public custom and against the
spirit of the constitution.
It is claimed that sufficient authority
has been obtained to disrupt the celi
bate community and turn its goods and
chattels into the state treasury. Tbe
proceedings have no connection with the
suit filed in the Beaver county courts to
day by Feichtß aud othe." Economites,
asking for a receiver to wind up tbe af
fairs of the organization. On the con
trary, two battles will be fought on en
tirely different lines, the issues being
contrary and detrimental to each other,
as the success of the state's case would
necessarily mean the failure of the pr os
ecution on behalf of the malcontents in
FIGHTS WITH AND TOO TOO.
Surviving Murderers of Dakota Cowboys
Edwards, S. D., Feb. 10.—Marshal
Frye and deputies arrived from Rush
ville this morning in charge of Fights
With and Too Too, the surviving In
dians implicated in the recent trouble
on the White river, the latter being the
son of Two Sticks. Too Too made a des
perate attempt to strangle himself with
a handkerchief at the agency, but was
discovered in time to save his life. The
Indians told a reporter this morning
that they killed the cowboys because
the Messiah ordered tbem to. They
will be confined in the county jail pend
ing the action of the grand jury.
Washington, Feb. 10.—The secretary
of the interior has received a telegram
from Pine Ridge, saying Young-Man-
Afraid-of-Hia-liorses and his bucks cap
tured two of the murderers of the cow
boys and turned them over to Agent
Brown. These are the last of the mur
Baner and Knold Again on Trial— Hugh
O'Donnell'a Turn Next.
Pittsbi'kg, Pa., Feb. 10.—Henry Bauer
and Karl Knold, the two anarchists con
victed yesterday of conspiracy to incite
riot at Homestead, were again placed on
trial today as accessories bsfore the fact
to the shooting of Chairman H. C. Frick
of the Carnegie company. Bergman
was brought from the penitentiary ac
the principal witness for the defense,
He said he came from New York to kill
Frick but denied poßitivelythat either
of the defendants were acquainted with
his mission. A number of officers were
examined who told of tbe arrest of the
defendants and conversations with them
lately. After a short addresß by coun
sel, the judge charged the jury, favoring
acquittal more than conviotion. The
jury then retired, and after waiting for
their return until 4:30 o'clock, tbe court
adjourned until this morning.
Ou Monday next Hugh O'Uonnell will
be placed on trial for murder.
A Hank-Wrecker Arrested.
Little Bock, Ark., Feb. 10.—Thie
afternoon H. G. AM?, lata president of
the First Nation*l bank, was arrested
on an order of United .Status Attorney
General Miller for hia aition while at
the head of the bank. Ue was subse
quently released on $10,0J0°bail. AUis
is Buid to owe the bank T 7'A>,ooo.
DOVER ALMSHOUSE HORROR.
Forty-three of the Unfortunate Inmates
Burned to Death.
Dover, N. H„ Feb. 10.—Further par
ticulars from the almshouse fire of last
night received today make no material
change in the facts as related in these
dispatches last night, except that the
number burned to death is 43 instead of
40. The coroner began an inquest this
Tonight in the chapel of the county
farm building, on the settees which here
tofore held devout worshipers lie what
can be found of 34 fearfully burned and
charred bodies. The others who are
known to have perished in the flames of
the insane asylum fire last night have
not yet been found, for the cellar is full
of water and the debris has not yet been
removed. The search of the debris will
be continued tomorrow.
A possible clue to the origin of the
fire may be found in the fact that some
insane paupers were habitual users of
tobacco, and were allowed three friction
matches each to take to their cells, with
which to light their pipes. Keeper
Driscoll is of tbe opinion that the fire
caught by a defective chimney, theaides
of the latter being only the thickness of
Busiueia Bulldlnga Burned.
Dexter, Mo., Feb. 10. —A solid block
of buildings in the business center of
town burned this morning. The losses
aggregate $00,000, partially insured.
A STARTLING SENSATION
SCANDAL, IN HIGH SOCIAL CIRCLES
Mrs. J. O. Feldman Wants a Dlroree,
and 850,000 Damages of Mrs. A. ,
IT. Roberta for Alienating Her
Special to tbe Hbrald.
Chicago, Feb. 10.—A startling sensa
tion, involving a wealthy Chicago
woman who moves high in society and
church circles, has just been made
public by divorce proceedings begun by
Mrs. J. O. Feldman against her hus
band, J. C. Feldman, of the firm of B.
Friend & Co., 406 Chicago Stock Ex
change building, who are general agents
for Lewis Lewin of Los Angeles, Cal.
The bill makes Mrs. A. F. Roberts re
spondent. She is the wife of a well
known and wealthy business man of
that name. Suit will also be bronght
against Mrs. Roberts for $50,000 damages
by Mrs. Feldman far alienating the af
fections of the letter's husband.
Feldman and his wife were married in
1881 and have one child. They lived
happily together until Mrs. Roberts
won the affections of her husband, and
tl-ieir difficulties terminated in a separa
tion on January 24th, when, after a
short but spirited quarrel, Feldman
drew a package of letters from his
pocket and threw them into his wife's
face and left the house. The complain
ant says it can be proven that Feldman
and Mrs. Roberts visited a well-known
public house together on Monroe street,
and at other places.
When the rumors of the divorce pro
ceedings first reached the ears of Rob
erts he is alleged to have said he would
keep it quiet if he had to buy all the
newspapers in Chicago. The promi
nence and wealth of the people connect
ed with the suit lend it an air of interest
that does not ordinarily attach to di
CLEARING HOUSE REPORTS.
A Week's Record of Business Bone
Through ISauks of the Country.
New York, Feb. 10.—Following is a
record of the volume of business trans
acted through the clearing houses of tbe
principal cities of the United States, for
the week ending Thursday:
Per ct. Per ot.
Hearings. Incr'se. Decr'se
New York $740,161,000 . .. 14.3
Chicago 96,085,000 9.4
Boston 99,263,000 3.9
Philadelphia... 73,t32,000 .... 9.4
St. Louis 23 56t;000 .... 4.6
San Francisco.. 11,970,000 .... 21.1
Baltimore 14,505,000 .... 9.5
Pittsburg 13,898 000 12.1
Cincinnati 15.045,000 4 0 • ....
Kansas City.... 10.343,000 17.1
New Orleans... 12,801,000 2.7
Minneapolis.... 6,3 '1,000 . . 22.1
Omaha 7,205,000 29 5
Denver . 5,650,000 14 6
St. Paul 4,761,000
Portland, Ore.. 1,749,000 .... 14 8
Salt Lake City.. 1,"i57,000 .... 24.0
Seattle 919,000 2.4
Tacoma 638,000 ' 4.8
Los Angeles... 804,000 10.2
Helena, Mont.. 068,00i>
Great Falls 146,000 ....
Total for leading cities of the United
States for the week ended February
10th, $1,247,506,572, a decrease of 7.0
per cent, as compared with the same
week of last year.
The Benavides Extradition Treaty.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 10.—Six wit
nesses from Mexico, who are to testify
against Francisco Benavides in the ex
tradition case on trial before United
States Commissioner Price, arrived this
morning. Three of them were captured
by Benavides and his revolutionary
forces and brought to the United States
aB prisoners. The first of these wit
nesses, Tomas Martinez, told his story
Stolen Saohel Recovered.
CniOAGO, Feb. 10.—It was discovered
this morning that the sachel found in
this city yesterday containing a bank
book showing large deposits belonged to
E. L. Pierce of Milwaukee. It was
stolen on a sleeping car between Chicago
Wright Has Not Unloaded.
Philadelphia, Feb. 10.—0. B. Wright
of this city emphatically denies the re
port telegraphed from Tacoma, Wash.,
tbat he has unloaded his interests in the
Northern Pacific and joined the Chi
cago, Burlington and Quincy in certain
Gainesville, Tex., Feb. 10.—Another
incendiary fire last night destroyed
about all that was left by that ol Tues
day night. The loss ie $43,000. uakirg
a total in both of $90,000.
■ PAIR WEATHER; COOLER.
; VARIABLE WINDS. RAINFALL
I FOR SEASON, 17.46 INCHES.
[ FAIR TODAY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HAWAIIANS IN HIGH HOPE
Commissioners at Washing'
ton Highly Elated.
They Feel That Their Fight If
A Reception to Be Given Them at tfce
White House Today.
All the Members of the Cabinet Prat*
ent at a Meeting; at Whtoh An
nexation Was the Toplo
By the Associated Frets,)
Washington, Feb. 10.—With regard 1
to the story published this morning te
the effect tbat Liliuokalani la Witting to 1
abdicate and withdraw all claims for §
the payment oi indemnity .by the 4
United States, it may be said that white 1
this government, in the event of ita aa- |
suming charge of the islands, Drill doubt- J
less provide for her and the young
princess by an annuity or otherwise, f
there will be no provision made for in- '1
demnifying her for any crown properly t
of which she may be dispossessed by an* < '
All the members of the cabinet were
present at the meeting today, which I
lasted nearly an hoar. The principal I
topic discnaßed was the action of Minis- 4
ter Stevens in establishing a protecto
rate over the Hawaiian islands. It ia not
believed any definite action will be
taken approving or disapproving Minis- p
ter Stevens' action until tha day before J
the departure of the next steaiuer far |
the islands, the 14th instant. Secretary I
of State Foster intimated that the gov - j
ernment had plenty of time to act in a
deliberate manner, and while approval
or disapproval of Stevens' action was
necessary, yet in view of the impose! il
ity of reaching him other than by mail .. ,
communication,immediate aotion in 'he
premises was not deemed necesaarv
Commissioner Thurston bad an inter
view this morning with Secretary of
State Foster, and in the coarse of the
afternoon the entire body of commission <
ers met tbe secretary.
IN HIGH HOPE, 1 l^^l
The Oommtastonera to Ba Kaoal, < 1 t.y M
tha President Today. tl
i Washington, Feb. 10.-t-Thl* -..•<•>•- §
noon's developments in the H»- ' '
matter were important. Tonic,
commissioners from the islam!
hopeful, if not confident, that torn
will see the practical if not the .tun.
conclusion of their labors. This a tt.
noon, after office hours, Secretary Fi
held a conference with the commis :< •
ers at the state department, which las'te !
until 6 o'clock. In the coarse oi tha
proceedings the commissioners Were in- .
formed tbat arrangements had >esn
made for their reception byPn 'ient ;
Harrison tomorrow, probably at noon. A
This announcement of course gave them
great pleasure, as it marked the deter
mination of the administration to recog
nize them officially and enter upoi for
mal negotiations regarding the objeott of
In the previous conferences the whole 9
situation was considered orally with
only a memoranda in writing of the j
point to be covered. The officials of tl it
state department and commies.oners 1
prepared from these the text oi an |
agreement which may be exchant-ed to
morrow. That there is practical! tint- t|
formity in the documents ia shown hy
the statement of one of the Hewaiians i
this evening, that he hoped to get
through with the business torn-. r "jw.
The probabilities on this latter point
however, are that he is too sangui a, for
it is not considered likely that a' de
termination will be reached b y i f
government until the rapresentat '.• ■:.■■> o;
the deposed queen shall have pre.!'- -ited
their side of the case. This, of.
cannot be done before the latter
The published interview witb
Neuman, the queen's commissio to
the United States, gives the repri a
tives of the provisional g -v
ment much satisfaction. "It disposee
of tbe sentimental side of the question,"
said one of them this evening, ''the one 1
of which the opponents of annexation
made so much. According to Noumea
he bears an agreement prepared in Ji
triplicate, in which the queen proposes fj
to sell the islands to the United States.. JJ
We propose to give them this country, \ 1
but the end aimed at ia the same and \ 1
the natives will be in exactly the same \ 1
position whichever proposition is ao- \'
cepted. The published statement tallies V
precisely with what Neuman told me, al
half an hour before we sailed, the queen , J.
Mr. Castle, one of the commissioners, /
speaking of the annexation of the Gil
bert islands by England, and the moral I
involved, said: "Great Britain made
no attempt to get possession of the Oil
bert islands until after the publication I
waß made that the United Statea de
clined to annex the territory or eatab- I
: lish a protectorate over it. She is now
waiting for the United States to act on
the application of the Hawaiian gov
ernment and if nothing is done here," -
continued he, "I have no doubt
Great Britain will take some steps to
get control of the islands; and did you
ever think when it waa that Great Brit- ?
am, • iermany and Spain entered upon 1
the campaign of seizing; every available I
island in the Facific? Look back over M
the history of their recent actions in 8j
this direction and yon will see they jf
began with building a new navy. The :£4
United States, now that its navy is an* ~-M
proachine a condition of affseHverieW a* - '-'M
compared with those of she European *J
powers, can annex < >ir group, the only .l
important one left." |
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