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THE AKGUS, WEDJN ESDA X. , FEB11UAKY 15, 18y3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Controversies Over Our Rights
in the Pacific.
THE SAMOAN AND GILBERT ATFAIES
Diplomatic Correspondence with England
In Regard Thereto Foster Approve the
Hawaiian Protectorate Some Stock
holders In the yicamg-nn Canal that
Seem to Be In a Bad Way, According- to
Talk In the Senate Farther Facta About
the Whisky Trust DeWar on the Stand
A gala Capital City Items.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. The relations of
the United States with other powers, frrow
lng out of the protection of the interests of
the United States and its citizens in the
Islands of the Pacific ocean, have been the
abject of considerable correspondence that
will appear in the forthcoming volume of
"Foreign Relations." Some of this corre
spondence is particularly interesting at the
present juncture of affairs. ? a'iou has
teen made of the fact that at tliEf-me Cap
tain Davis, of her majesty's ship Royalist,
hoisted the British flag over the Gilbert
Island June 11, 1803, his treatment of Mr.
Adolph Rick, the commercial agent of the
United States at Butaritari, was such as
to call forth a protest from Secretary Fos
ter which was filed with Lord Rosebery on
the 16th of November last by Mr. Henry
White, secretary of the American legation
Davis Seems to Be a "Champ."
From the correspondence it appears that
Captain Davis' refused to recognise Mr.
Hick as consular representative until he
should be accredited to her majesty, the
queen, and he demanded that the printed
heading "United States Consulate, Buta
ritari," should be erased from letters en
trusted to him under the usual courtesy of
forwarding home-bound mails by return
ing war vessels for transmission to the de
partment of state, on the ground that it
was not courteous. Mr. Rick refused to!
comply with the demand and the letters'
wcrr utrrieu vy captain uavis in Me Ongl
nai i arm presented to him.
Kosebrry Smoothes Things Over.
derstanding that H the end of six months,
ii tney naa given toe company their con
tinued patronage, they would receive i
rebate of 2 cents a gallon on goods bought.
This proposition is made by letter. The
purchasers receive a rebate of 7 cents per
gaiion on ine rami! condition, and are paid
on the report of the wholesale dealers. If
they go buck on thaagreement the company
gets the benefit, and the customers have to
pay the full market price.
Call It "Iomestic Goods."
vvilham N. Hobart, treasurer of the
company, next gave testimony. He said
that the business of making essences and
flavors was quite extensive. He did not
consider them harmful They were used
in very small quantities. He explained
the use of essences and other compounds,
nd when Stoclcdal) asked if the combina
tion of these with spirits was whisky, he
replied tnat it was a nard question to an
swer. Stockdale at ked if these compounds
were not sold for wliisky. He replied that
they were, being k lown to the trade as
"domestic goods." The formation of the
distilling company, he thought, was a ben
efit to the trade.
DeWar Says H. Wasn't Bounced.
DeWar was called, and asked how it was
bs came to leave the D istilling company.
He replied that he had made an applica
tion for a govern me it position and on be
ing appointed he resigned his place with
Ui J trust. He was not discharged by Gib
son. His relations with Gibson were al
ways friendly. He had no trouble with
him. He then revie red his visit to Gibson
at the Grand Pacific hotel on the occasion
when he was given the machine to destroy
the Shufeldt distillery and told how Gibson
explained its use and made experiments
with the liquids whi ;h were to be used in
firing the tanks in tt e cistern room. The
committee adjourned for the day.
STOCK NOT WORTH OWNING.
Sherman Essays to Explain a Feature of
the Nloai-agaa Bill.
Washington, Feb. 15. Dnrinjr the de
bate on the Nicaragua canal bill in the sen
ate yesterday Sherman said he wanted to
explain matters about which some senators
appeared to be in doubt. These points
were as to the amou it of stock which the
government was not to own, and also as to
outstanding contracts between the canal
company and the construction, company.
1 umuKis, ue saiu, were an to De
I swept out of existence Thev were innnn.
itoseDrry Smoothes Things Over. f .:Qff ;n, (),vm , " .
Subsequently, under date of Dec. Ir4 X' ,th. the bl" 1fcu.se they were on
Rosebery informed Mr. White that Ttl.a' " i cost or 000,000 for the
British authorities and officials in the v ' SSVtt, Ft
cinityof the Gilbert islands had leu in-1 wn 7 nn t nri 7?Jd
Structedto recognize Rick as tommem;,! u fd hl tl T'T ,he
agent of the Unitwl Mates in the Uil.K-rt I SitimJ pZnaL 1 ref.t0"tb"
Islands. anl at rhoonnt;.... ... .1... i nmntllne company liecominsr the mere
recretof her ...ni. -.v Z:;":rr.r. lea t of the United States.
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Cantain TWm.lirt .o:..i c 'c um.uM ol 1 ie stocK was in the
visional recognition. elv.,r. in thl I P.P,vate .W"e an'1 couIJ only be
time, the assurance that the rights and in-' toudenination
terests of United States citiz-ns established I l0"Jl""R,,n
rom them by some method of
In the Gilbert islands would be fully reco
Iiiaed and respected by the IiritKh author
PaCo-I'HBo Harbor Conrelon,
Stockholders Will "Get Lft "
Brice inquired whet ler it would not be
the policy of the government (holding
eiirhty millions of the .tock) to fix the canal
t,.1! u l i :.:... , ..
?TI!L "'."-I"'lenM BUK.k; and wither, in that event, the
twelve millions of su ck in the hands of
private owners would be of anv value at
over the concession of a conling station tn '
me l niteu Mates by banion 111 the harlKir
of Pago-Pago, it being believed that Elm
land was preparing to obtain a station in
the same harbor. This was resisted by the
United States, and in a letter to our legation
at Loudon, Secretary of State Foster very
plainly states that the United States holds
the conoessiod for the harbor of Pago-Pago
and that Samoa has not been able for years
to give a concession to any other power,
having already given one to the United
States. The American government ' has
taken continuous measures to maintain its
vested rights in the said harbor since lbTi
The Harbor Net to Be Cloned.
In the letter mentioned in the -foregoing
Secretary Foster says: "The terms and otr
Sherman replied tlitt his colleague had
stated very cleurly the ;xact position wh ich
the committee on foreirn relations took.
Brice inquired furthor whether in antici
pation of that state of facts the private
owners of this twelve millions of stock had
not somewhere some safeguard against
such rates of toll being fixed as would
leave their stock value ess.
Does Look a Lit: le That Way.
Sherman replied tha; they had no such
"Then of what valut will that stock be
to them" Brice persist -hI. "if the ifovern-
nient of the United btaes shall so fix the
jects of the exclusive cession of the right to to""" to leave nothing for the stockhold-
nse tna port una snores tor a naval and
coaling station are compatible with, and , lhe committee on foreign relations,"
may be regarded as: meaning that, like B"ernittl replied, "wis of opinion that,
alua Fata, the hartior of Paco-Pajro shall Per these circumstances.the stock would
not be closed on account of the ruzhts
granted to the United States to the naval
or mercantile ships of any other such na
tions for whom the Samoan government
keep their other ports open, but the Samoan
government shall not) grant to any other
nation such rights with respect' to the har
bor of Pago-Pago and Its shores as those
granted to the goversment of the United
States." This declaration of views was con
veyed to Lord Rosebery on the 13th of No
vember, and he promised thdTit should re
ceive his prompt attention.
THE CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY.
Seaate Poshes the Sundry Civil Bill
Boase pebates Invalid Pensions.
Washington, Feb. 15. Quay in the sen
ate yesterday called for a report as to
whether any part of the appropriation to
the World's fair had been paid tinder a
modification of the Sunday closing rule,
and gave notice of an amendment to th
Nicaragua canal bill giving the United
States the right to fortify and garrison the
termini of the canal, and generally tc
dominate, both with .military and naval
force the whole canal. The sundry civil
bill was thjin taken up and nearly hall
disposed of, then laid aside and the Nic
aragua bill discussed. It in turn was laid
aside and thq sundry civil bill considered,
and after an executive session the senate
In the house a raft of pet measures was
blocked by objections and the pension bill
was taken up. The Republicans insisted
on six hours general debate and filibuster
ed until it was conceded. Hatch told the
house that if the pension bill took too long
in his view he would antagonize it with
the anti-option bill. The debate on pen
sions then proceeded to adjournment.
WHISKY TRUST INQUISITION.
Oreenhnt Farther Explains the Bebats
System DeWar Makes a Denial.
Washington, Feb. 15, In the Whisky
Trust inquiry yesterday' President Green
but first took '(he stand again. Regarding
rebate vouchers he said tbat their legality
had been decided by United States courts
In three different caa&'each being in favoi
of the conipany. The company had uv
contract with .dealers; it simply had an un
be of very little value indeed."
"Am I to understand." Brice asked "that
this grant of $12,000,00(1 of stock is a nom
inal grant made only for the purpose of
recognizing the legal right of these stock
holders, while the effect is an extinguish
ment of their property? "a
Teller Makes the Oldo Man Wroth.
Sherman said he couM not tell what the
rvalue of this stock wan. The committee
considered it worth nothing. Teller here
tock a hand and said tiat he could show
from the committee report that Sherman
had . been making misrepresentations.
"That is false," said Sherman, "I do not
misrepresent anything. I say again that if
the government of the United States shall
have the control of this canal it is not to be
presumed that it would levy such tolls as
would pay dividends on watered stock or
any other stock. The probability is that
the government dealing with its own prop
erty would ouly levy tell enough to pay
the expense of carrying on the work, the
interest on the bonds, and the sinking
Forty-sis Socialistic Bills.
Washington, Feb. i;. Forty-six bills
were introduced in tin house yesterday
by Miller, Democrat of Wisconsin, to pro
mote socialism. These bills were drawn
by James S. Cowden, of Virginia, and pro
vide for the government control of pretty
much everything that can be controlled and
some thiugs that cannot be. Thirty-seven
departments, each to be presided over by a
seeretary, are provided for. The author
provides for a secretarj of fluids, fairs,
amusements, lectures, eu .
MinUter Stevens' Act. on Approved.
Washington, Feb. 15.--Secretary F&ter
yesterday telegraphed to Minister Stevens
at Honolulu approval of his action in af
firmatively responding to the request of
the provisional govern m nt of Hawaii for
the establishment of a protectorate over
the islands pending negotiations for the
annexation of the islam is to the United
States. , Instructions for the guidance of
his future actions were also included in
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 15.-A telegram
has been received from Pass Christian,
Miss., stating that Gove nor Altgeld left
there yesterday for this c ty. He is much
Remarks of Neumann, Liliuo
OUR MINISTER RON PERSONA GRATA
That Is to the Queen and Those Who
Stand by Her Star-in-tii il; Imply a
Conspiracy In Wlsia-h - . Whs the
Most Powerful Siruihi r- ! ;m Re
quested to Keep HIm r..-.i..iK i.' iauailun
Affairs What Kngland Mj. in.
Denver. Feb. 15. The ambus-sailors of
the monarchial government of Hawaii ar
rived in Denver at 10:30 yesterday morn
ing. The contingent consists of Paul Neu
mann, E. C. McFarlane and Prince David.
Mr. Neumann is the authorized representa
tive of the queen. After luncheon yester
day Mr. Neumann talked as follows: "After
the adjournment of the legislature the
Commercial Advertiser started an agitation
for the overthrow of the monarchical form
or government, and my opinion was then,
and it has been substantiated by later
events, that John L. Stevens, the Ameri
can minister, who was even then, and
doubly more so now, persona non grata to
the established form of government, was
the origin of all the discontent; but, of
course, I don't want anything said about
that in the papers at the present time, for
it might prejudice our case at Washington.
An Army of Eighty Soldiers.
"We were not apprised of any attempt to
usurp the power of the queen until the
captain of the United States cruiser Bos
on landed his men; then there was a pre
tended revolution of a few hundred people
that marched to the queen's palace and de
manded that she surrender. The queen's
army consisted of eighty soldiers and they
could have easily repulsed the revolution
ists, but John Stevens ran np the Amer
ican flag and established a protectorate;
then it was upon my advice that the queen
surrendered, tot I fully understood that
no matter whether the captain of the Bos
ton or John L. Stevens were right or
wrong they had the United States behind
them and it was the United States, not the
revolutionists, that we would be compelled
The People with the Queen.
"There never was over 15 per cent of the
people in Honolulu that sympathized with
the revolutionists, but they were the money
power, and exclusively foreieners or tha
sons of foreigners. Outside the city of Hon
olulu ine inhabitants are all natives and
are loyal to the queen. If the United States
representatives had not interfered, and had
allowed the government to control its own
internal affairs, which it should have done.
we wouia nave put down the revolution
inside of forty-eight hours.
Charges It to Fncle Rani.
"But I can fully realize that it would
have never been started without some un
derstanding between the revolutionists and
the representatives of the United States.
Next February, that is, one year from now,
we will have a general election, and all we
desire is that the United Staua keep their
hands off until then, and the vote of the
people will prove by an overwhelming ma
jority that they are in favor of the govern
ment of LiliuokiUani."
Knclanil'a I'robable Tosltion.
"Supposing the United States does not
agree with j our view of the matter, will
any foreign power interferef was asked.
The queen s daughter is beini educated
in England.. She is now about 17 years old
and a favorite with (jueen Victoria, and I
have no doubt but that the English gov
ernment is in favor of Queen Liliuukalani.
particularly because nuder her it would
remain neutiul ground."
Will Substantiate His Statements.
"Have you any authority to sav that
England will interfere?"
"1 will not express an opinion on that
subject until 1 have stated my case at
"Have you affidavits to corroborate what
you have said about Minister SteDhens?"
I will establish all that I have said, and
more, too, to the satisfaction of all fair
minded men, tnd that is more than I have'
said to any newspaper man since I left
TROUBLE AT TOPEKA.
Republicans precipitate In a Riot In Kan.
Tofeka, Rac. Feb. 15 Governor
Levelling today called out the state mil
itia to eject members of the republican
bouse from the ball of the hi use ot rep
resentatives, they having forced their way
through the doors with sledee hammers
after the populists had barred them out
The city is it. an uproar and a riot is im
Wholesale Bouncing- of Employes.
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 15. Railroad
circles are excited here over the wholsesale
dismissal of passenger conductors and
porters. A number of the oldest passen
ger conductors and Dorters rin thn TVvaa
and Pacific, Cotton-Belt, Missouri. Kan
sas and Texas and Union Pacific roads
have received blue envelopes. No reason
for the dismissals is given.
Mob Law at Chattam-mra-
l CHATTASOOO. FkK IS A
j Blount, outraged Mrs. Mary Moore, aged 51,
i m mis cny yesieraay morning. A mob
took him out of jail last night, hanged
aim ana naaieu nis Douy with bullets.
The Eeit Life Policy.
It's not the tontine plan, or endowment t )an, or
ten years' renewable plan. It's tot adding yc or
few dollars to the hundreds of millions that the
Insurance companies boast of. It's a better tr
vestment than any of these. It la invesline a fi w
dollars in the standard remedy, the "GoMen
Medical Discovery," a cure for conmmption, ;'n
its early stages, ard all throat and lncg trtnbks
Fred A. Hardlett & Co., an iron and
steel firm of Boston, have failed lor
The Magdeburg socialists have declared
a boycott against all the saloons in that
Mrs. Wendell Fairchild, of Adar Falls.
Is,, received fatal injuries by lieing struck
by an Illinois Central train near Waterloo.
Mrs. Fairchild was severely hurt.
Standing timber in Texas to the value of
$750,0110 has been purchased by the Texas
Pine Timber company, a New England
The promoters of an open Sunday at the
World's fair will try to carry a measure in
congress opening the gates Sunday after
noons. Secretary Charles Foster, who has been
talking to New York bankers, says they
are a unit for the repeal of the Sherman
law, as is the whole financial world at
The Monterey, coast defense vessel built
at San Francisco, has been put iu commis
sion, although the armor for her turrets
will not be ready for four months.
James A. Roosevelt ,for the second mort
gage bondholders, purchased the New York
Metropolitan Opera house at public auc
tion for tl.425,000.
Collector Quinn, of San Francisco, is
preparing to round up 20,000 Chinese, ready
to ship them back to China May 5, unless
they register in accordance with the Geary
Lorin A. Davis, owner of Roy Wilkes,
the famous pacer, was exff lled from the
National association in 1889 for alleged
crookedness in a race where Wilkes was
entered. The Chicago appellate court has
reversed this action on a technicality.
Before an investigating committee of the
Minnesota legislature Superintendent My
ers, of the state reformatory, admitted that
he had whipped boys on their bare backs
with a leathern strap, and. justified the
punishment by the claim that it was ad
ministered in Jjew York and other states.
It is said that there will be a large at
tendance . of colored Democrats at Cleve
Directors of the C. B. and Q. have de
clared a dividend of per cent, for the
last three months of
The trial of Hugh O'Dohnell is progress
ing at Pittsburg for complicity iu the
Homestead riot and so far the testimony is
strong against him.
Because the county authorities will not
pay the expense, the witnesses in the Dr.
Graves' case at Denver cannot be brought
there and Graves will probably go free.
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chance of a lifetime ; aeents averan e from J50 to
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