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LOS ANGELES; WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1893.
THE NATION'S LAWMAKERS
Coogress Settled Down to
The Hawaiian Question Bobs Up
in the Senate.
Dolph Makes an Extended Speech on
Tha Administration Baked Fora and Aft
for Ita Method of Di aling with the
Matter—A. Dull Day In
Br the Associated Press.
Washington, Dee,. 5. — The senate
opened today with a light attendance in
tbe galleries and on the floor. Tbe vice
president laid before the senate a com
munication from Governor Altgeld of
Illinois, announcing that the r.tatue
erected by the state in the statuary ball
of tbe national capitol.to General James
Shields, will be unveiled tomorrow after
noon, and inviting the friendly co
operation of the senate. Senator Gnllom
gave notice that he wonld tomorrow in
troduce a resolution bearing; on the
Dolph presented a petition of Oregon
bcrticnlturalists, favoring the mainte
nance ot the present duty on prunes.
Hoar offered a resolution (lor which
he aßked present consideration [ request
ing the president, bo far as in his opin
ion it shall not be inconsistent with
public interest, to coinuiuni' , »i3 to the
eenate copies of all instructions which
may have been given to any representa
tive of tbe United States, or any naval
officer since March 4, 1893, In reference
to tbe preservation of pub ie order in
Hawaii, or the nrotection of tlie lives
and property of American citizens, or
the 1 r -ognition or support of any povern
Sherman, while expressing himself »" 1
in favor of the resolution, thought, in
tho absence of. the chairman of the
committee on foreign relations, nothing
should be done but refer the resolution
to that committee.
After come furuher debate the resolu
tion was laid over.
Dolph then proceeded to address the
senate on that part of the president's
message relating to Hawaii. He began
by expressing bis surprise at the utter
ance of the president in hit message.
Dolpb said lie could not conceive it
possible tbat the administration had
determined npon the forcible overthrow
of tbe existing government and the res
toration of the corrupt and licentious
queen. If such had been Ihe intention
iaf the administration, the expi«»aion
Try the press of ihe country oi almost
unanimous public opinion against such
a courre, he believed, would have
changed the purpose of tbe admin
istration and caused tne preeident to
modify bis instructions to the minister
Dolpb read part of the reference of
the preeident to Hawaii, in hie message,
and asked whether the report of the
personal representative of the presi
dent, acting nnder eucb instructions
and conducting ex-parte examination,
was entitled to more credence *|hau the
official report of the former American
minister to Hawaii, and of the Ameri
can naval officers and the representa
tives of the Hawaiian government to
this country, and of information re
ceived Irom christian and intelligent
personi' of Hawaii since tbe revolution.
It would have been more satisfactory
to him snd to the country bad tbe pres
ident been more explicit as to how it
waß proposed to nndo tbe alleged wrong
and bow the administration was to pro
ceed to restore the status existing at
the time of tha alleged forcible interven
tion, lt wonld have been more satisfac
tory if the president had given to the
senate his instructions to tbe present
American minister to Hawaii, so that
the eenate and the house might have
known what was proposed by tbe gov
A remark by Cullum as to whether
the president had constitutional author
ity to restore the queen forcibly, led
Dolph to say rather earnestly that on
that queation there would be a wide
difference of opinion between the presi
dent and himself, and etill he was war
ranted in assuming that something
more than moral suasion was to be ex
ercised to change the government of
Dolph waa asked by Vest whether he
waa arguing in favor of a policy on tbe
part ot the government of securing the
Hawaiian islands and holding tbem aa
a colony, nnder what ia known in
Eutope aB the continental system.
Dolph replied tbat he favored the an
nexation of tbe islands; giving to them
a suitable government and exercising
control over them. The moat tbe United
States could do if it did not care to an
nex the islands, waß to withdraw its
support of the provisional government
and allow it to take its own courae.
Gray inquired whether tbe present
Hawaiian government was a republic.
"It comes as near to that aa anything
else," replied Dolph.
"How near does it come to it?" asked
"I am not going to diacuas that," re
plied Dolph. "It is a government ee
tabliahed by the people; it ia not a
monarchy, that is certain."
"It ia not a republic, that ia certain,"
said Mr. Gray.
White asked by how many people the
present government wae established.
"Aa many as ever established any
government there," replied Dolph.
Djlpb referred to the tact that nothing
was made public in the direction of the
intention of the administration until
congress had adjourned, when there
could be no congressional interference.
Tbe report of Blount, said Dolph, read
more like a plea of a zealous lawyer for
his side of the controversy tban like an
unprejudiced and impartial decision
of a judge. Personally he would
far sooner take the statement
of ex-Minister Stevens; tbe statement
o: Mr. Thurston ; the statements of hon
orable men who were engaged in tbe re
hellion ; testimony that had come from
the enlightened portion of the Hawaiian
community, than take the one-sided
colored report nf Blount and tbe state
ments presented in regard to affairs in
The senate passed, with slight amend
ments, tbe house joint resolution appro
priating <50,000 for the employment of
additional deputy collectors oi internal
revenue to aid in the execution of the
Chinese exclusion act.
At 2 p.m. resolutions to the memory
of the late Representative O'Neill of
Louisiana were presented and passed,
and as a further mark of respect the
An Apr#*rm«nt B«nch«a to Pat the
Baukruptey Bill to a Vote.
Washington, Dec. s—Tbe5 —Tbe house met
with a light attendance below and aloft.
The only thing of moment accomplished
was an agreement to close the debate on
the bankruptcy bill tomorrow, and the
passage of the bill extending to January
1, 1897, the time under which persona
in possession of certain forfeited railway
lands may purchase the lands. Ellis of
Oregon assisted in the passage of the
bill by stating that it would greatly
benefit a large number of settlers on tbe
Northern Pacific, who would otherwise
lose their homes.
An invitation from" the governor of
Illinois, inviting tbe members to attend
the unveiling of the Shields statue to
morrow, was ordered to He on the table.
Twenty thousand copies of the presi
dent's message were ordered printed.
A joint resolution to confirm bona tide
entries of land in the Milie Lacs reserva
tion in Minnesota, between 18m and
Decembers, 1892. when the lands were
declared not subject to entry passed.
Thirty thousand acres are involved.
After debate on the bankruptcy bill tha
TARIFF TO THE FRONT.
A DISPOSITION IN CONGRESS FOR
j The Wilson Bill to Be Rnaherl Through
the H(ii7.s as aa Possible.
The Senate Finance Com
mitten at Work.
Washington, Dec. 6. —Tbe general
drift of opinion among the Democratic
members of the house seefus to be that
the Wilson tariff bill must be pushed,
and aa speedily as possible. There are
come who Bay they will make an at
tempt to have it modified iv certain
points in the interests of their constitu
ents, but, failing in that, they will vote
for the bill, lt is understood to be the
intention not to allow much time f:
debate, even if the elotnre has to he
applied, with the object, ot getting ihe
measnre before the eenate as quickly as
Voorhees will have charge of the tariff
bill in the eenate. At a meeting of the
committee tins morning, Voorhees an
nounced that purpose. Another im
portant development of the committee
meeting was the announcement of the
determination on the part of the Dumo
cratic members of the committee to
take up the qu tion immedtrttely.
Mr. Voorhees, chairman of the meet
ing of tbe committee today, n fed the
members to tiße all expedit ;i in the
consideration of the question, so as to
be able to report promptly on tbe bill as
soon as it came from the house. He
suggested that the Democratic members
begin at once to bold daily meetings ;
the Republican members were assured
that whenever there waa good reason
for granting a hearing to persons inter
ested in tariff changes, an opportunity
to be heard would be given.
The Wilson bill will be used as the
basis of the senate committee's labors,
and will be closely followed. Tbe chair
man appointed Jones of Arkansas, Vest
and MoPhereon, Democrats, and Alli
son and Aldricb, Republicans, as a sub
committee on the tariff bill. Tbe inves
tigation will be conducted by the
Democratic members of the entire com
mittee as a party organization.
The house ways and means committee
will take up the Wilson bill Monday.
It Bflenis to be tacitly understood that
the bill will not be called up in tbe
house until after tbe holidays. The
Republicans feel that they have won a
victory in securing time for considera
tion of the bill. Between now and next
Monday the Democratic members of the
committee will prepare a measure for
making up the estimated deficiency of
Dalzell said today if petroleum were
put on tbe free list it would break every
oil man in Pennsylvania.
Baltimore, Dec. s.—Many merchants
here are signing a petition asking that if
tbe tariff bill be pasßed it be not put in
operation till July Ist.
Bland's New Free Coinage Bill.
Washington, Dec. s.—Bland today in
troduced a new free coinage bill, repeal
ing that portion of the act of 1873 pre
venting the coinage of Bilver dollars, and
re-enacting the coinage act of 1837.
Bland expects the committee on coinage
to report an absolutely free silver bill to
the house. _
Washington, Dee. 5. —The president
today renominated W. B. Hornblower
to be associate justice of the supreme
court; also, J. S. Proctor, of Kentucky,
to be civil service commissioner.
The Anti-Option Bill.
Washington, Dec. s.—Chairman
HateD, of the agricultural committee,
eaye the anti-option bill will certainly
be presented to thu house thia seeaicn.
Desert Land Entries.
Washington, Dee. 5.— Delegate Raw
line of Utah baa introduced a. bill to
extend the time for making proof on
deeert land > five yeara.
Thurston's Millinery and California
Straw Works, 2.64 B. Alain street, oppo
Removal aale—Musical goods. Prices
no object. Fitzgerald's, corner Spring
WILL BE DECLARED OFF.
The Lehigh Valley Strike
Comes to an End.
A Fair Compromise Reached by
Concessions Made by Both Parties
to the Controversy.
Strikers to Be Re-employed as Fast as
Vacancies Occur, Withont Frrju.
dioe—Tralrlo of tho Road
By the Aseoclated Press.
Bethlehicm, Pa., Dec. 5. —A confer
ence was beld here tonight between the
hoards of arbitration, the strikers and
the Lehigh officials. Tbe strike will be
declared off as the result of a fair com
promise. The arbitrators will make
their report in a short time.
Philadelphia, Dec. s.—The Btrike on
the Lehigh Valley will be declared off
at daybreak. Concessions were made
on botb sides.
Bethlehem, Pa., Dec. 6. —Tbe corres
pondence which led to the termination
of tbe Btrike was made public at an
early hour this (Wednesday) morning.
Iv a letter to Preßident Wilbur the
strike committee asked the following:
If the existing strike 1b declared off,
will the Lehigh Valley compauy agree
to take back aa many of tbeir old em
ployees aa they have places for, without
any prejudice on account of the fact
tbat they struck, or that they are mem
bers of any labor organizationT
Tbat in re-employing men formerly
in its service, tbe available time shall
be bo divided among the men so re-em
plojed that they may feel they are
again in the service of the company and
That in making promotions hereafter
the company will make no distinction
as between men now in its employ and
those ao re-employed on account of
seniority in aervice, or otherwise.
That, when in the employ of the road,
committees from the various classes of
employed from the branch of service in
which the aggrieved party ia employed,
Bhall have their grievances considered
and jußtly treated, and that in employ
ing men in the future the company will
give preference to former employees
when tbe Btrike is declared off.
President Wilbur in reply aaid: "The
Lehigh Valley Railroad company agrees
to the suggestions made, and in the
event of the Btrike being declared off,
will ahide by them. We recognize and
willingly reapovd to your modification
oi our 'former understanding that the
available time be divided so that the
men re-empl'n ed may have some cer
tuin bouico ol support."
Pottsvillk, Pa., Dec. s.—Half a dozen
coal and freight trains were sent out
from Delano toda;, as against 107 in
Rochester, N. V., Dec. s.—Lehigh
paasenger trains were eight to ton hours
behind time today.
Wilkksbarre, Pa,, Dec. s.—There
was a bad wreck this evening at Sugar
Notch, on the Lehigh Valley. Two en
gines collided and one engineer waa
fatally injured. The strikers are still
PERU AND ECUADOR.
Strained Relations Over the Boundary
Lima, Dec. s.—Tbe legation of Ecuador
and the consulates of the republic here
and at Callao have been closed and the
minister of Ecuador and the consul at
Lima have taken refuge on the British
ship Hvacintb. Citizens of Ecuador
now in Peru bave been placed under
German protection. The delimitation
of tbe frontier of Ecuador and Peru will
be submitted to arbitration.
New Yobk, Dec. 6.—The Herald's
special from Lima, Pern, Bays : A crowd
of more than 3000 made a popular
demonstration against Equador in the
principal equare of the city Monday
night. The president, from a window
of the palace, thanked the assemblage
for its manifestation of patriotism and
promised the government would defend
the honor and interests of Peru. The
Lima minister of foreign affairs, .limi
ne z, then addreeeed the multitude, ad
vising tbem to have confidence in the
government and requesting them to go
peacefully to tbeir homes. Pierola left
Iquique today with several parties for
Arica. A circulating manifesto bas been
issued by the Caceriets to tbe nation
generally and tbe army in particular,
calling them to action and demanding
that the president and cabinet exile
Valcarel and hie supporter, at once.
Sensational Findings of the Grand July
at Toledo, U.
Toledo, Dec. s.—The grand jury of
Putnam county returned 19 indictments
against ex-Treasurer 0. W. Crawfis, ex-
Auditor W. W. Place, ex-Senator W.W.
Sutton and O. B. Ramey and Henry
Gerdman, the latter two merchants of
Ottawa, for the embezzlement of county
funds aggregating $25,000. Crawfis gave
bail, Ramey bas fled to West Virginia,
and the others have not yet been ar
rested. The indictments proved a sen
sation as most of the parties implicated
were not eußpected by the public.
Banking Committee Surprised.
Washington, Dec. s—At a meeting
of the house banking committee today,
surprise was expressed at tbe absence of
any reference to the repeal of the state
bank tax in the president's message.
Johnßon of Ohio said there was noth
ing further for the committee to do.
Springer said this afternoon it was
doubtful if a atate bank law will be re
Stop that cough by ÜBing fir. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it fails to cure. For sale by
Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and
A BAD BOOKKEEPER.
He Robbed His Employer* and At
Nkw Yop.k, Dec. s.—Nathan J. Schloaa
and Henry J. fichloss, composing the
firm of N. J. Schloss & Co., manufac
turers aud dealers in clothing, have
made an assignment. The liabilities
are o\er $500,000; aaseta conaiderably
The firm's bookkeeper, Jamea H.
Louie, ie a prisoner at police headquar
ters, charged with embezzlement and
attempting to commit suicide. He went
to the Uniop Square hotel yesterday,
registered under an assumed name and
secured a room. At 6 o'clock last even
ing the housekeeper noticed a ameil oi
gaa proceeding from the room occupied
by Louis. The door waa broken In and
Louie waa found lying on the bed, par
tially undreased. The room was full of
gas and he was unconscious. Louis,
after being revived, was taken to tha
police atation. Louis has been in tho
employ of N. J. Schloss i*c Co. 18 years,
He received a large Balary, in addition
to a portion of the profits. It ia claimed
the hooks will show a shortage of over
A BURNING MINE.
Four Sfen Closed lv, and Little Hope of
New York, Dec. 6.—A report has
just reached here from Hazelton, Pa., to
tbe effect that the Crystal Ridge mine
U burning and a number of men are im
prisoned. The flames are said to be till
ing the stope.
Hazei imkt, Pa., Dec. s.—Four men
are closed in, and rescuing parties are
working hard to liberate tbem. There
is little hope of saving the stope. The
destruction of the property seems inev
itable. The damage will exceed $100,000
if not under control before spreading to
the inner workinge.
THE MIDWINTER FAIR.
SPACE ALLOTTED TO MENDOCINO
The Sage Brash r-i ~ ■ to Have an Ex
hibit—Mineral Exhibits Transported
Wttsm of Charsje—Honorary Na
San Francisco, Dec. s.—Space at the
midwinter fair grounds was today al
lotted to Mendocino county for the
erection of a county building 50 by 60
feet, the structure to be an illustration
of the wonderful timber resources of
A commissioner from the Btate of Ne
vada ie in San Francisco arranging for
tha erection of its building. Nevada
will spend $10,000 on her exhibit.
The Southern Pacific Kail- rid com
pany has sent out circulars to its agents
instructing tnem to transport free of
charge all mineral specimens intended
for exhibition at the midwinter fair.
Chicago, Dec.o.—The list of membera
of the honorary national commission of
the California international midwinter
exposition, which opens at San Francisco
January Ist, haa just been completed.
Among those who have accepted ap
pointment are Vice-President Stevenson,
Whitelaw Reid, W. J. Arkell, Melville
E. stone, geneial manager of the
Associated PreßS; Ferd W. Peck of
Chicago, Moses P. Handy; Prof. Selim
H. Poabody, chief of liberal arts at tlie
Columbian exposition; Gen. Russell A.
Alger; John T. Dickinson, aecretarv of
tbe national commission ; General Mae
sey of Delaware; W. A. Stadelman and
T, A. Matthews of the American Ex
hibitors' aasociation; Col. E. O, Meier
of St. Louia, Davis Rich of New York,
W. Perm Nixon of the Chicago Inter-
Ocean, James W. Scott of the Chicago
Herald, Preston Harrison of the Chicago
Times, Joseph Medill of the Chicago
Tribune, James Watßon of Texas; Hon.
Thomas W. Palmer, preeident of the
national commission; George W. Childs
of Philadelphia; W. T.-Buchanan, chief
of the agriculture department; Haleey
C. Ives, chief of fine arte ;L. W. Rob
ineon, chief of machinery ; D. 11, Burn
nam, director of works; Gen. Horace
Porter of New York, T. G. Rapier of the
New Orleans Picayune, Charles T.
Yerkes of Chicago; Lyman J. Gage,
president of the First National bank of
Chicago: John A. Cockerill of the New
York Advertiser and a number of others
oi equal prominence.
Reciprocity With Mexico.
Washington, Dec. s.—Among the peti
tions presented to the Benate today by
Vest was one irom the merchants' ex
change and another from the Spanish
club uf St. Louis, setting forth that tbe
present government of Mexico is friendly
disposed towards the United States, and
urging the importance of reciprocal
trade relations. They ask that tariff
ratee be so modified aB to permit tbis,
and if it cannot be done, that a commis
eion be appointed on the part of the
United States to deal witn a similar
commission from Mexico on the subject.
An Interstate Commerce Hill.
Washington, Dec. s.—Culiom intro
duced in the eenate today a bill provid
ing that tbe facilities afforded by one
railroad to another shall include due
and reasonable receiving forwarding
and delivery of freight traffic at through
ratee, and providing regulations under
which tbe prov.eion shall be enforced.
Cullom also introduced a bill to regu
late interstate commerce, defining the
wordß "line" and "common carrier."
Bid. for Smokeless fuwder.
Washington, Dec. 5. —The war depart
ment today opened bids to eupply 10,
--000 pounds of smokeless powder. Tbe
only western bidder was Bernard
Peyton, of Santa Cruz, Cal., at $1.25
per pound. The lowest bid waa irom
the Smokeleßß Powder company, of
New York, 80 cents.
All desiring a correct tit and first-class
work in merchant tailoring call on H.
A. tietz, 112 W. Third st.
A line of fine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and ace them,
311 South Spring Btreet.
THE HIDWINTER FAIR
COMMISSIONERS DECIDE THAT
NO CITRUS FAIR WILL BE HELD
HERE, SO THAT 'FRISCO MAY
COMBINE THE TWO.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A SORE DISAPPOINTMENT.
News from Hawaii Disliked
Minister Willis' Coarse No«
The President's Faith Still Pinned
to Blount's Report.
No Alterations In WIIIU' Ina t r O.C 11 oa»
The Original Flans of the Admin,
lstratlon Adhered to With
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. s.—The state de
partment has received no advices front
Hawaii by the barkentine Klickitat,
which arrived at Port Townaend yester*
day. They are inclined to question the
accuracy of the purported interview
with Willis in the Honolulu Evening
Star. They say it would have been
improper for Willis to thua expreai
himself, and they do not believe that ht
The preeident and department of stats
were evidently not expecting news from
Honolulu thia morning, and the Asaoci
ated Press telegram from PortTown
send giving the news received by a
vessel from Honolulu caused surprise,
Willia had apparently not thought it
worth while to intrust a dispatch to
the vessel. Gresbam was engaged this
morning with Justice Harlan, presuma
bly on the Bering eea question, and
wonld not be Been. *
The impropriety of Willis' expressing
himself, as he was reported to has done,
was the only reason advanced by tbe
other officials for discrediting the re
I|NKW Tt ALL THE TIME.
Chairman VlcCreary of the house
committee on foreign affaire, speaking
on the Willis interview said : "I have
known this all the time. Of course I
could not make use of the information!
had receivod, but I knew that Minister
Willis was pursuing the course herein
This statement indicates tbat tbe ad
ministration is in possession of tbe
knowledge thtt Minister Willis is mov
ing with a great deal of caution.
THK ADMINISTRATION DISAPPOINTED.
The Btate department was evidently
already informed of tbe news received
in the Associated Press dispatches from
Honolulu via PortTownsend, co tar as it
conveyed tho intention of Minister
Willis to take no further steps towards
carrying out his instructions until he
should hear further from the depart
ment , but so far as it conveyed a public
utterance in Honolulu by tbe minister
of his intentions, it wae news to the
department, tho president and the cabi
net. There were indications to show
that it was not agreeable news, and the
impression wbb conveyed tbat the ad
ministration is rather disappointed at
the manner in which Minister Willis
has thus far conducted hie mission.
It ie evident that the state department
received by the last steamer (Alameda)
news that Minister Willis had deter
mined to defer the carrying out of his
instructions until he heard further from
the government. It is a fair presumption
that the Corwin carries to him the
further instructions for which he askß.
The paragtaph in the preaident's mes
sage referring to Hawaii was written
after additional instructions to Minister
Willis had been dispatched. This para
graph may ba taken to reflect the spirit
of tbe instructions. Whatever doubts
Minister Willis may have expressed of
the accuracy of Blount's report, the
president has not ioet any absolute faith
in the accuracy of Blount's investigation
and the justice of his conclusions. It is
highly probable, therefore, that tbe in
structions are a repetition of the old.
THE ADMINISTRATION'S POLICY.
Tbe Associated Presa representative
received today from a reliable source an
intimation of the policy it is intended to
pursue in Hawaii. The extent of the
active influence intended to be em
ployed in behalf of re-seating Liliuoka
lani on the throne has probably been
exaggerated. The purpose of the ad
ministration ie believed to be rather to
act as arbitrator as between tho two
parties in dispute and endeavor to pre
vail on them to agree between them
selves. Thie waß contingent upon the
confident belief, based on the explicit
assertion contained in tbe laat letter of
Blount, that the provisional government
would fall to pieces when notified that
annexation wae impracticable.
JJLOUN'Vs misleading report.
In tbat letter, which has not been
published, Blount, under date of Hono
lulu. July 21at, said: "The action ot
the United Statea is awaited by all as >~
matter of neceßaity. This condition, v
can be aseumed, will remain until th"
proposition to annex ia accepted or r
jected. In the latter contingenc
audden movement ie likely to o
The present government can onh
on the use of a military force poae
of most of the arms on the islands, »
a Binall white population to draw fi.
to Btrengthen it. TJltimataly it will fai.
without fa.l. It may preserve ita ex
istence for a year or two, but no longer."
Enough is known of Minister Willis*
impressions gained since bis arrival in
Honolulu to make certain that he does
not agree with Blount in this.
NO CHANGS IN PLANS.
The Associated Press telegram bring
ing the latest newa from Hawaii was
read ut tbe cabinet meeting today from
office copy, in advance of the publica
tion. It waa tbe subject of consultation
in the cabinet, but probably caused no
change in the plana decided or after
hearing from Minister Willis by ths
Hawaiian Minister Tuur. ion wm not
at home tbia morning, but tbe little