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No Attempt to Pass If Will Be
-"" Made This Session.
IMPORTANCE OF THE STEP
It Sleaiih More Thnn tlie Acquisition
of a Siiinll Territory Tho Presi
dent Did Not Look for JJurly Ac
tiou "What Democratic Senators
Think of It.
The text of the Hawaiian annexation
treaty bus been given to tin-world, and the
public will soon form its conclus'on as
to the wisdom of the Administration in
talcing this great step. Wit Ii the except' on
of a very few men who plant themselves
ucon the doctrine that the forefathers
could read the future and were able to
Interpret the needs and necessities of the
great republic a hundred year ago, there
Las been nothing but commendation A
the proposition to unnex this I ttle repub
lic to the United State. The more the
correspondence and the text of the treaty
lb studied the more apparent is. It that the
manifest destiny of tho-e islands was and
lias been that they should be part and par
cel of the greater republic of the American
The secret debate on the treaty promises
to be memorable. It opens up audi a
new and uncultivated field of thought
ttiat the final vote can scarcely be readied
until the whole subject has been thor
oughly and exhaustively dealt with by
both the lriends and foes of annexation
That discussion, however, will not be had
at this session of the Senate. This has
been determined upon positively.
The Foreign Relations Committee has
not jet taken up the matter formally,
but there were conferences yesterday
between the members aud between other
Senator.", aud it was decided that it would
be impolitic to seek to -eject this dis
cussion into ttie Senate at a time when
every one was endeavoring to hasten
the consideration of the tariff bill aud
get it out of the way, so that the
extraordinary session of Congress coiild
adjourn and go home. There Is now
an amicable understanding between the
Democrats and the Republicans that the
tariff bill shall be considered as fast as
possible and nothing will be done to inter
fere with this desirable agreement.
The members of ttie committee hold that
no harm can come to the treaty by hold
ing it in abeyance. On the contrary, they
ecu nothing but good in this policy If
the debate were started now, other and
more pressing business would be stopped
and votes that otherwise would be east
for the treaty might be cast against It.
Tills is a case where deliberation and con
sideration will help the cause, for tiie
margin of votes on the opposite side is
claimed to be too narrow to permit of any
attempt to ratify the treaty Just at this
Son.e of the most ardent advocates of
annexation hold to this view, and it may
be set down as a fixed fact that nothiug
will be done now, much as the more radi
'cal annexationists would like to see the
Bubject taken up before Congress adjourns.
The opposition of an aggressive character
1b centered in half a dozen men who are
especially denunciatory in their remarks
with respect to this convention. Time is
expected to soften them somewhat, where
as, if they were brought face to fate with
the proposition now , they would only gatlie r
around them additional support that might
endanger the success of the scheme.
It was said by one of the leading mem
bers of the committee yesteiday that the
treaty was not sent in with any Intention
of having it called up at present. Other
motive are said to have animated the
President In his conclusion to immediately
eet on foot the proposition to annex the
Hawaiian Islands. He feared the Abroga
tion of the reciprocal treaty, which would
In a measure, at least, destroy ttie pres
tlge of the United States among the peo
ple and lead them to think that this
Government was not the friend It pro
fessed itself to be; and he also feared
the aggressive spirit being manifested by
the Japanese in their conduct toward
Hawaii In the niatter of emigration of
Japanese subjects into the little republic.
The mere negotiation of the treaty
and Its tiansmission to the Senate is
notice to the world of the lntenuon of
the United States and a wainng to all
other powers to keep hands off. This
tlgu post having been erected, it matters
little whether the final act .n connection
With annexation lb taken now or twelve
months hence. The effect is the same, for
there ib no doubt anywhere but that an
nexation will eventually follow the ne
gotiation of this treaty.
The1 objections of the Japanese gov
ernmout are based upon the third ar
ticle of the treaty, which expressly stipu
lates that all existing treaties between
the Hawaiian government and other na
tions shall cease and determine, being
replaced with such treaties as may exist,
or as may hereafter be concluded be
tween the United States and such coun
tries. This clause strikes a death-knell
to 'he privilege that Japan lias so long
enjoyed upon the islands, and under
which privileges she has been said to be
filling the Islands up with her soldiers
under the guise of laborers. The Japanese
government claims that, under her treaty
lights, she has certain perpetual privi
leges that cannot be Interfered with, and
this is the cause or the recent Inquiry
of the representative of that power at
the State Department.
It is not probable that this protest
will amount to more than a diplomatic
Incident No other government is ex
pected to take any notice of the proposed
act of the United States, although sev
eral of the influential English papers are
endeavoring madly to woik up a feeling
over theie that English rights have been
trampled upon. In the minds of many
Englishmen, English rights are always
trampled upon when anyone else gets
fcomethlng that Great Britain covets, and
the recent effort of that government to
secure Keeker Island, one of the Hawaiian
group.asa landlngplace for her Australian
cable, indicates that GreatBritaln jealously
covets this key to the racific Ocean.
The effort on the part or certain Demo
crats to make a party question out of
annexation ens failed signally, for some
Of the most ardent supporters of annexa
tion are found on that side of the chamber.
Inasmuch as the Republicans, however,
may be expected to solidly support what
Is evidently an Administration measure, the
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opinions of the Democrats are of more
interest Just now than those of the Re
publicans. The Democrats are by no means united
in their view of the treat. Some of them
are outspoken in condemnation; others are"
equally determined to support it, and a
large number express the determination
to biispend final judgment for the present,
!some admitting that they are in doubt. 'is
to thew'sdom ofoppasiiigaunexntion.and
who will decide after debate and delib
erale consideration. It would be Impos
sible to make an accurate estimate of the
strength of the tienty in the Senate at
this time. Some Senators who are fully
decided as to their vote state positively
that they will not indicate how they would
vote on u qrestlon to be decided in execu
Senator Turplc, of Indiana, who is sun
posed by his colleagues to be strongly for
annexation, shJiL Jjst yning. curtly: "I
will make my intentions as to tills treaty
known when my name is called for a vote
Senator Reiry, of Arkansas, Is undoubt
edly opposed to the treaty, but thinks It
improper to discuss the probable action of
the Democrats in the matter; and his own
portion cannot be positively ascertained
Senator Cockrell said yesterday that it
Is not possible to predict how the Demo
crats of the Senate would vote upon the
question. He said that he himself would
examine the mntter with great care, and
would hear all the aiguments on both
sides before feeling piepared to ote for
or against latlficatlon.
Senator Jone, of Arkansas, is outspoken
In opposition to the treaty, aud said the
majority of the Democrats would be againic
it; but he believed full discussion would
alter votes on both sides of the chamber.
Senator M ills, of Texas, spoke with his;
usual directness u-xm the question of
ratification Said he: "The treaty is a
proposition to depart radically from our
ideas of government. It was neer con
templated by the fathers that we should
spread over 'the earth, and it is not a
part of our f destiny to colonize. The
fundamental "principle of this republic
was that We should admit only equal
State?, peopled by American citizens;
and it is far from our pioper policy to
bring in territory filled with .Mongolians,
who could send their representatives to
our Coi.gress and bring thelalien hordes
into our States upon an equal footing
"Jefferson said we should eventually
take In Cuba, for it is the key to the Gulf
of Mexico, and that done, we should
stop. There are only 3,000 Americans out
of 100,000 people in Hawaii, the bal
ance being every sort of a mongrel. Wc
should only bring new territory into the
Union as States. Our fathers iiitcndod
us to have no colonies, hut every new
acquisition was to lie a part of the v. nolo
constitutional syttem. If we take in
Hawaii, we would then be asked to take
Samoa, and then the Philippine Islands,
and under that bystem we would have
Senators representing but 150 people, and
possibly none of them Americans.
'It is not possible, It seems to me, for
ou- peopb- to unite upon a policy even of
this importance, or to be unanimous upon
any question. I am ' confident, however,
that we shall beat the tieaty."
Senator Bate, of Tennessee, is firmly
opposed to the treaty. He said: "I am
OlHKV-ed to this Government nmlvirtltn'
In the English policy of colonization, of
which, it seems to me, this is the initia
tive. I am satisfied with the territorial
limits of this country now, and shall op
pose, as far as 1 can, the establishing of
colonies, if we were going to take in
anything, Cuha would be far pieferable
because she stands right at our gatewny
ln the south, while Hawaii is 2,000 mlliw
from our westcin shore."
Senator Morgan or Alabama and hie
new colleague, Mr. Pettus, nre both for
annexation. Discussing the subject, Mr
Pettus said: "Yes, I am in favor of the
annexation of those islands, and I am
In favor of the annexation of the Island
of Cuba. I am in favor of anything
that will make this u strong and power
ful country I want It to go on progress
ing and developing until there shall he
Mr. Teller of Colorado, who has just re
turned to the city, said there could be no
doubt as to his tosition. He was unqual
ifiedly in favor of annexation and knew
of no valid reason that could be advanced
against it. The idea that it was In viola
tion of our rolicy to extend our territory
irt this way was absurd, and If we ever
did have such a rolicy he declared that
it ought Iff be abandoned.
Many Senators who refrain from talk
ing have been set down as being antago
nistic to annexation. This is said by Sen
ators who have talked with them privately
to be erroneous. They are merely withhold
ing their opin'ons i-ntil tley have studied
the subject more thoroughly.
IN DEFENSE OF HER NAME
Miss Fannie Jackson Kills Ed. Kil
gore for Slandering Her.
She Had Rejected His Suit and He
Thereupon Tried to Rnln Her
Paris, Tex., June 17. This morning at
10 o'clock Ed. Kilgore was shot and
killed at the depot in Ladonia. He was
sittings In the gentlemen's waiting-room,
talking with a friend, when Miss Fannie
Jackson entered and fired a sliot from a
revolvci which went wide of the mark
and struck her brother, Brodie Jackson,
muting a wound in his forehead. Kilgore
ttien ran out of the depot, pursued by Bud,
Charles and Fannie Jackson, who fired
a pei feet fusilade at him. Kilgore fell,
fairly riddled with bullets.
After he had fallen the young woman
walked up to him and fired three moie
bullets into his prostrate form, exclaim
ing as she did so: "You coward! You have
blandcred me enough!"
The Jaeksons are excellent people and
stand high. The -young lady lias been
employed in some of the best scliools.
Kilgore killed a man about three years
ago and was convicted of manslaughter.
After serving eighteen months he was
pardoned. The Jaeksons had been hhj
friends during his troubles.
On his return from the penitentiary he
endeavored to pay suit to the young ladv,
but she refused to have anything to do
with him. He began to circulate stories
reflecting on iter. Thtb led to his tragio
and sensational death today.
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SPANISH COLD FOR CUBANS
Two Hundred Thousand Dollars
Fall Into Their Hands.
WEYLER'S MEN DESERTING
Over One Hundred Soldiers; of the
I'lzurro Battalion Join the In
surgents and Prove Their Loyalty
in a Sharp Skirmish Financial
Situation Growing More Serious.
navann, via Key West, June 17. The
tiain from Havana to Mntanzas, which
was blown up last week by insurgents,
between Minns and Campo Florldo, as
already reported, carried $200,000 in $5
gold pieces. All this money fell Into the
hands of tho Cubans, and will be sent
to the Cuban Junta at New York, to be
used in buying aims and ammunition for
the patriots. Though the fact has been
carefully concealed by the Spanish au
thorities, it is positively known now,
tliiough a direct communication received
fiom the Cuban camp.
The desertions in the Spanish army
become more numerous every day. Over
100 boldiers of the TUarro Battalion have
Joined the Insurgents. Afew minutes after
they arrived at the Cuban lines they were
attacked by a Spanish column and fought
desptrately on the Cuban side, defeating
the column which was compelled to re
tire vlth seventeen killed and twenty-one
wounded, many of them officers. The
Spanish deserters say that life in the
Spanish army Is simply intolerable. The
soldiers are roughly treated, have scarcely
anything to cat and receive their pay
only in paper money.
The steamer which left for Spain ou
June 15 carried twenty-seven Spanish
guerilleros, sentencced to hard labor in
Africa. They had planned to join the in
fctirgcnts, but on their way to the Cuban
lines they encountered the battalion of
Segoiia, which captured them.
The Spanish battalion of San Qucntin
mutinied and refused to accept their pay
in paper money. The soldiers were not
app"ased until the colonel solemnly
pioiuir'd them that payments would here
after be made half in gold and half In silver.
Notwithstanding this promise, several
soldiers of the battalion deseited to the
The financial situation Is worse than last
week For immediate payments $50,
000,000 Is required by the Spanish treas
ury and there is no hope that the money
will be forthcoming from Spain.
The Diario de la Marina lias published
a savage attack on Consul General Lee.
The American representative is called a
"liar," who fakes news against Spain to
Impress the American Administration in
favor of the Cubans.
Gen. "Weylei has received strict orders
from the central government to modify
his policy of cruelty and his war of ex
termination. Itis sa'd here that such orders
were iss'ied after several notes from Senor
Dupuy de Lome, pointing out to his gov
ernment that public opinion In the United
States was aroused by reports of the cruel
conduct of the Cuban war and that a
change In the methods of warfare would be
very effective in favor of the Spanish cause
Gen. Wcyler has received these orders
with disgust. ne says -that ids policy
of herding the pacificoa in the towns
and exterminating the Cuban people is
the only way to crush the revolution.
He has announced that he is working upon
a new plan that will soon settle all the
difficulties which beset the paper money
In Mantauzas yesterday a womau with
a babe in her arms fell in the street from
hunger aud exhaustion.
The fever and dysentery are playing
havoc there, the death rate being ap
palling. There comes a report also that the con
centrados are rioting in the town and
ransacking stores and private houses as
a result of their desperate hunger.
GOMEZ WHITES TO PAL3IA.
Says That the Outlook Was Never
Brighter for the Cubun Canse.
New York, June 17. Under date of
May 1G, Gen. Maximo Gomez, commander-in-chief
or the Cuban patriot army, writes
to Delegate Tomas Estrada Talma as
"I am . more pleased than ever with
our tactics, which are productive of the
best results, under the peculiar circum
stances of tills war.
"Despite ids numerous army, Gen Wey
Icr has so far been unable to Inlerfeni
with ray movements. V'c are now hold
nig the same positions as four months
ago. The Spanish troops don't disturb
us to any great extent, and whatever
fighting we have had has been of our
own seeking. The alleged pacification is
absurd, and his officiul announcements
so ridiculous that It will certainly bear
an effect contrary to that desired by
"The Cuban revolution has never been
more powerful than now , although "VVey
ler's cruelty makes it more bloody. 'As
an old soldier I can assure you that the
outlook was never brighter for our sacred
cause, and wc all feel sanguine as to
the ultimate success
"I see that here Is again some talk about
a compromise. Of this I know only what
I have often written to you and now re
peat: "We have sworn our constitution and
shall uphold It at the sacrifice of ourselves.
"But be that as It may, independence is
not far orf, because while Spain Is now al
most exhausted, we are getting stronger
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NO HOPE FOR "TOE QUEEfl
Will ProliaWy Bo Blind Until
the End of Her Days.
CATARACT NOT THE CAUSE
A 2'eeuliar Film Gathering: Over
the Retina Which an Kmjiient
Surgeou Says It is Impossible
to Remove by Tiui Operation or
Other Treat ineut
London, June 17. The calamity that has
befallen the Queen, the almost complete
loss of her sight, Is even graver than was
stated in the first cable dispatch to The
Times ou the subject. There is unfor
tunately l'tttle hope of even a partial
restoration of the impaired faculty.
The casx is a most unusual one. The
cause of the trouble is not cataract, but a
peculiar film over the retina, which, It
Is said, it is Impossible to remove by
an operation or other treatment. Her
Majesty's eyes were examined some weeks
ago by a famous London oculist, who was
uncertain at Hist in regaul to theorigIn.il
cause of the malady. He. consulted among
others a prominent surgi-on, who Is tlte
head of the staff of a leading London hos
pital, whose specialty Is diseases of the
feet and limbs. He was strongly of the
opinion that the knees, from whlcn the
Queen has suffered for many years, was
the real cause of the peculiar malady of
her eyes, ne had had several such cases.
He was unable to account for the strauge
effect, but ascribed it In general terms to
gouty condition of the bicod. .He was un
ahlc, unfortunately, to cltca case where
a cure of blindness .from this cause hud
been-of fected. Oirttre contrary, the blind
ness almost always becomes complete with
out long delay!
The news -of the -Queen's sad affliction
is now bcconiiug-known In London. Ithn
been decided by certain London editors in
view of H-r rMajestjs strong desire to
make no public? hnnouncement of the fact
in their jourriala'pendiug the Jubilee fes
THE NEWS .CONFIRMED.
Vain Efforts' .of .Beaten Newspa
pers to Discxdit the Report.
New Yoik.'June 17, In a letter to the
Sun today, a vrlter signing himself "Mon
mouth," but whose identity is well known
to that paper, supplies strong confirma
tion of the Sun's and The Washington
Times' cable dispatch announcing Queen
Victoria's blindness. The advices men
tioned in this letter were produced and
their genuineness can be vouched for.
The writer eays:
"The attempts which some of the news
papers are making to discredit Queen
Victoria's substantial blindness Biniply
ehow the authots' Ignorance of a fact
which has been known for some time
past in the English court circle.
"Several wcekB ago, I .saw a letter,
written by a lady within that circle,
which contained these words: 'The poor
Queen, on her Jubilee, will hear the snouts
of the crowds as she drives to St. Faul's,
but, alas! poor lady, she will not bo
able to fee her people for she Is prac
tically blind. .
"Fromt other sources 1 bad received
the same Information, and when It ap
peared In the Sun'a dfirjatch from Lon
don the other day, Vas only surprised
that It bad not been made public before."
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THE CLEVELAND REMNANT.
ACCIDENT TO Mil. McMILLAN.
The Millionaire Brother of the Sen
ator Shoots Himself.
Detroit, -Mich., June 17. Hugh McMillan,
the millionaire president of the Commer
cial National Bank, accidentally shot him
self at his Jefferson-avenue residence yes
terday, while lifting- a self-cocking re
volver from a bureau drawer. TOe matter
was kept quiet by the family until this
The ball entered his left side, Just be
low the v,ni-t-line, and came out Just
above the hip Joint. The doctors declare
that no important organ was injured,
and the wounded man will recover.
There seems no reason to doubt the
family's story, asA"Mr. McMillan. Ib in
excellent health and of undouhted financial
soundness. He is interested in more than
a dozen big enterprises in this city In
association with his brother, Uiiited
States Senator McMillan. When the acci
dent occurred Mr. McMillan was preparing
j for a visit to his daughter, in the East.
A MlLXdOXAIKE DROWNED.
Two 1'ouug: X.adies Who Were With
Him Altso Lose Their Lives.
Greenville, Tex., June 17. News reached
here this morning that T. H. King, cashier
of the First National Bank, had been
drowned while out rowing in a lake on
his farm, six miles northeast of town, to
gether with Miss Kate Austin, of Kansas
City, Mo., and Miss Ida Shlnks.of Sherman,
Tex. .The news was brought in by Fred
I Norsworthy, the only surviving member of
; the party.
King was the richest citizen here, his
.wealth being estimated at $1,500,000.
DEATH OF JOHN K. BONHAM
Passes Away at His
Lawyer, Business Man, and Anthor.
Some of His Best Known
Atlautic City, N. J., June 17. John
Milton Bouham, the well-known lawyer
and author, of Washington, D. C, died
at his cottage, 1723 Pacific avenue, this
evening. The deceased was sixty-one
years of age aud during the palmy days
of oil speculation gained a national repu
tation. Mr.Boniiaiu wasborn In 1'ork county, I'a ,
and admitted to the bar in that county.
He practiced law for a short time, and
moved to the oil regions, where he rapidly
gained prominence in his profession. He
was one of the first to transmit oil through
pipes, and amassed a large fortune in that
undertaking. Upon .gaining his fortune he
turned to literary pursuits.
Among hib better known woiks are
"Railway Secrecy and Trusts," "Indus
trial Liberty aud Secularism." These
latter atttracted wide attention and are
among the ablest works In the class to
which they belong.
Mr. Eonham was very well known lu
New York, Philadelphia, Washington and
Fittsburg. He leaves no family
THE YACHT RACE A FAILURE.
It Was 3Jore of a Drifting Than a
New York, June 17. The annual cruise
of the New York Yacht Club begaa today
with a race In provoking calms; varied
occasionally by a few puffs of wind The
race between the big sloops, which was to
have been the event of the day, was a
failure, and none but the 30-footers finished.
Stole a Barber Outfit.
Hamlet Parnell, colored, was arrested
yesterday afternoon by Detective Hartlgaa
on a warrant sworn out by W. P.Magruder,
charging him with having stolen Several
pairs of clippers, razors, and other barbers'
supplies from his shop In Hyattsvllle.
Parnell was locked up In No. 6 station and
will be turned over to the Maryland au
thorities this morning.
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1111 WRECKERS FOILED
One of Them Betrays ihe Plot to
THEY ARE CAUGHT IN THE ACT
When Commanded to Throw Up
Their Hand.- and Surrender They
Are Slow In Complying; and One
of Their .Number, Samuel Tweed,
Is Shot and Mortally Wounded.
Salem, 111., June 17. A dastardly at
tempt to wreck and rob the fasc mail
train on the Baltimore and Southwestern
Railroad last night was frustrated by
the timely arrival of Sherirr Barnes and
a number of local officers. Their fortu
nate presence was due to the betrayal
of the would-be train robbers by a pal
and resulted in the capture of both eul
prlts after one had been shot and mortally
For several days It has been known to
a small circle that State's Attorney Jen
nings, and other officials, were apprised
of a olot to wreck a passenger train
in this vicinity, and that they were on
the alert to frustrate the criminals
John Etter, who worked at Sandoval, a
former resident here, revealed the plot
to the sheriff and State's attorney and told
them that he and two others had agreed
to wreck the eastbound passenger train
between here and Odin-
Etter asserted that he entered into the
plan with the sole object of frustrating
aud effecting the capture of the others.
Yesterday aiternoon he gave mfonuatlon
that the plot would be attempted laat
liiu; warned, the sheriff, his deputy, and
City .Marshal TuliyandA C. Geiner, about
10:.10 p. in., proceeded to a spot near
where the obstructions were to be placed
on the track, and there secreted themselves
Three men appeared and ztt once pro
ceeded to collect railroad ties, which they
placed on the track. Four ties were thus
placed, when one of the officers cried out
to the trio to throw up their hands and
surrender The demand was not imme
diately complied with, and Gener, who had
a shotgun, fired at one of the men, who
fell severely wounded, anil then the three
were arrested They proved to be Samuel
Tweed. Andy Shumaker and John Etter,
the informer. Tweed's wounds are be
lieved to be fatal. The entire charge
entered hi back and hips. He and Shu
maker have both served time in the peni
tentiary. The would-be wreckers asserted that
It was not their intention to wreck the
train, btttto flag it and makeitappear that
they had discovered the obstruction on
the track, and thus they would be liberally
rewarded by tiie railroad company for
their discovery. The place where the
ties were placed Is near a high trestle
and If the plot had not failed the loss of
life and destruction of property would
have been appalling.
There was but $10,000 In the express
car ou the train.
MORE TROUBLE FOR SPAIN.
Carllsts in Biscay Said to Have
Taken Up Arms.
Madrid, June 17. There is great agita
tion in Biscay among the Carllsts, and
news has been received liere that some
bands of them are already armed and in
the field. At the same time news comes
of another attack on Melilla by the BJf
natives of Morocco.
Senor Sagasta, In a private confer
ence, has declared that In his. opinion
Spain's present position is the gravest
situation in which she has found her
self since the restoration to power of
the Bourbon family. "
Hnnna Carries Cleveland.
Cleveland, Ohio, June 17. At midnight
the returns from the Republican primary
elections here indicated that Banna's slate
had gone through with prob'ablyfouror five
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TIE EX-QUmrS WHITEST
Liliuokalani's Veto on the Ha
waiian Annexation Treaty.
FILED WITH MR. SHERMAN
Her Secretaries, Capt. Palmer and
Joseph HoIIelufe.Dellver the Docu
ment Native Ha ualittn.-, Want tho
Constitutional Government He
btoxed. Ex-Queen Liliuokalani, of Hawaii, pre
sented under her signature, "Liliuokalani,"
yesterday to Mr. Sherman, Secretary of
State, her protest against the proposed
annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to
the United States. Her representatives
called with this niiss'on at 3 p.m. at the
State Department, when they were re
ceived with courtesy by the Secretary of
it was printed yesterday afternoon in
this city that tiie object of the call was
to ask that a provision lie inserted in
the proposed treaty restoring the arrange
ment by which the ex-nieen was to
receive $20,000, ana her niece, Kaiolaui,
the "heiress" to the throne, $150,000.
This was emphatically denied last night
by Capt. Palmer, who is the accepted
spokesman for the ex-queen. Capt. Palmer
said that the question of finance was
not broached, ana that money was not
the object of tlie representations made
to the State Department.
It was also stated last night that what
transpired between Mr. Sherman and tho
agents of tue ex-Queen would not be
given out until tcday. Nevertheless, Mr.
Sherman was called on last Highland wad
askfd if there would be any breach of de
partmental etiquette in relating what oc
curred at this peculiar Interview with
representatives of the ex-Queen of Ha
waii. Mr. Sherman was entertaining two
official gentlemen at the time, but he
found time to politely say that as thi3
was not diplomatic day he did net have
the time to go over diplomatic matters, eo
the Incident was closed right there.
The facts as they have come out. how
ever, are these: Capt. Talmer called at
the State .Department accompanied by
Mr. Joseph Helleluie, the Hawaiian tec
rotary of the ex-queen. Mr. Helleluie
also appeared as the duly commissioned
representative of two "patrol c Hawaiian
leagues." These organizations aie called
tne "Hawaiian Patriotic League" and tho
"Hul K:.la aina." It was da n ed it r ihe
two organizations that they represent
40,000 native Hawaiians "opposed to
the annexation of Hawaii and in iavor
of constitutional and Hawaiian mle ot
The document presented to Mr. Sherman
by the Queen was a protest, a "decided,
protest in due form against the proposed
treaty ot annexation." No intervention
was asked of this Government on behalf,
of the people of Hawaii, or of the Queen
by Capt. Palmer or Mr. Helleluie. The
Queen simply made the protest as above
and affixed her name as Liluokalaui
A significant part ot the pioeeedmgs is
that representations were made by the
Hawaiian aud American secretaries of tho
queen that there are about -10,000 anti
anuexationlsts on the Islands, and that
the republican party of the island scarcely
numbers more than 3,000. It was aI.-o
stated on good authority that the two
organizations represented by Secretary
Helleluie tiind "for the restoration -if tho
constitutional government and the per
petuation and independence of their own
rulers ol the island.'
It was officially denied on the part of
the ex-queen that she had made any re
quest for a pension, in fact, that the mat
ter was not mentioned to the Secretary of
State at all. Tlie only matter, therefore,
submitted to Mr. Sherman was that the
queen protested over her own signature
against the treaty of annexation, and the
additional matter that forty thousand
"uacive and.rartiy native inhabitants of
the Hawaiian Islands" stand for the
"restoration of tlie constitutional gov
ernment and the perpetuation of their own
rulers or the island." It Is easy, there
fore, to infer what the drift of the call
at the State Department wa. The forty
thousand Hawaiians are the friends of tho
ex-.pieen.and they want the constitutional
native government restored. This goes
with the statement that Liliuokalani is not
While Mr. Sherman, as above noted,
politely refused to discuss the niatter,
as it was not diplomatic day, what.
Capt. Palmer had to say may prove inter
esting. Capt. Palmer said: "Secretary
Sherman received his visitors with the
utmost courtesy and afforded them tha
opportunity- to say whatever they wished,
but he gave no indication of what his
future course would be, in view of the
protest submitted to him on the pare
of the native people of Hawaii and their
queen. The interview had no reference
whatever to a pension to her majesty,
11.T was the subject once debated."
It was also officially stated last night
that notwithstanding the understanding
that the text of the Queen's protest was
not to have been given out at the depart
ment yesterday; it was given out by some
body. It could not be had from Capt.
Palmer on accountot the embargo laid on
giving it out, and Secretary Sherman
would not even talk about It.
It Is interesting to recall Just now that
the tx-qacpn has held that she abdicated
under protest. She claimed to have been
threatened with the murder of some of
her nearest friends it she did not sign
and sign quickly, which she eventually
did, after three or four days' delay. Tho
ex-queen, it is also claimed, was willing
to reism as a limited monarch, and that
she was willing at the time the revolu
tion broke out to abide by any constitu
tional form ot government that would no5
abrogate her royal prerogatives or change
the line of succession. Princess -Kalolanl,
as she is still called, was supposed to
be the heiress of the queen. She issup
posed to be at Mentone. Ilcr portrait,
and it-ip a prcttyface, adorns an escritoire
In Capt.. Palmec'8 office at tne Cairo.
CONSIDERING RIVERA'S CASE.
A Conference of Ministers Over. tho
Madrid, June 17. A conference of min
isters being held tonight is believed to
be in regard to Gen. Rius Rivera, the cap
tured Cuban leader
The press complains that there Is" no
patriotism in Havana because the Inhabi
tants will not accept Gen. Weyler's paper
money at its full value.
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