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VOL. XXII., NO. 20.
Do Yoti Play Tennis?
We bare * complete stock of
lennis Suits,
»,*»**« ESTIMATES,
WWch are most unsatisfactory,
Aitfeev guaranty nothing: but we
Write in the policy the amount
» of <«hftnl paM-np insurance
Wfcifh yo" tf Pt year after
IkKM-ond. If policy lapses
oarj»M-npln<urane? pnrtidpatM
j ß tfcj.profits eomet. which is
jfsttheea«e with tontine policies.
We will send yon a guarantee!
jtsteirent If you will send
Yovtge and address to the office
" Of
V. A. WING, |
Manager I 210, 220 and 221
- j(MS« Mutual Bailey Building.
life las. Co. __l
Investors, Attention!
iao by 120 feet corner Seventh and
Battery streets for $6,250; one-third
cash, one-third in six months and
one-third in one year. This property
is located near the Denny school and
is very desirable;
tTsahington Block, 705 Front Street.
There is no .ex
cuse for a young
man to "get
at this season, but
a pipe load of "Seal"*
at your own fireside,
or a load of "sweet
ness" at the old
man's fireside, don't
Packed In
Patent Cloth
J Pouches and
VlU&Gtf*/ . ..
in Foil.
E ~ And v^^S
tm Fancy
* Xo w Patterns
Second St., Haller Bldgf.
Ed. L. Huntley's
SIO.SU and $lB Suits
lOR vtx v\l> YOVTHS. Wtt* u ' *
??*:: SI- . v, titi I.UOMJ * ■ samples ul
V?rV^ f »-n-:. ; . blank aad tap* measuf*
f kli Pi Wt wurraT.: KOO>ls and • a * r * nt ft
«ll ,p * for <*»«!» an Ji n lsrs *
** U.-.n tcv . h-»r In our line enables
I.'; *' k Cas • .a ns u approachatii* by w-jr
i n A 1 >->!* marvel in pl*iu 'kF lrc *
,. M „ v J.faaded at aU i»
v ;i ur y.
A4drn» tl>. 1.. HI'NTLET * CO..
**l st 4 413 Monro* M.- Ofclclf* ■
w. P. BOYD & CO.
\ Extra Yalue, 35c a Pair;
\ Three for §I.OO.
A \ w \ Abjt you get elsewhere
for 50c a pair.
A very large hose on earth for the
\ money, all guaranteed
Fan S e ® priCGS \- • \ absolutely fast black
from 10c tossapair. \ a £\\ and wiU not
\ * * n ashing.
Beautiful line for sum- \v> )fv
mer wear from 25c np.
r Dr. JAEGER'S light- ) \V V* \
K3=» < weight irauze—the ' s * \
( finest made. j \
P. v. DWYER & BROS.,
Bolton Hot Water Heaters, Pumps, Gai and Electric Fixtures.
A Grain of Pepsin will o?ercoie a TOD or Stomach Troubles,
Adams' Pepsin Tutti-Frattl.
To know the furniture we handle. We know it before we buy
.D-Ei JLJ a °d we know it to be good or it never cornea to our sales
rooms. This week we invite your particular attention to bed-
Tl room suites. We have somo that are extra desirable in styles
an( j p r i ce 9. p or |jg there is a splendid hardwood suite, and
here is one at ?23 with a nice cheval g ass. For $26 one that
SUITES. has every good po nt about it, extra-large glass and finely fin
ished. ,*. ,*.
Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Cutlery and
13 T?T7T> A TnP^~"^ VIscONSIN Peerless"
Jti JCj J: Hi MX A± \J tio Hardwood Refrigerators,
unapproachable for beauty of design, durability, scientific construction and
economy of ice. Walls filled with mineral fibre. Call and examine thera
betore purchasing elsewhere.
M. SELLER & CO.. 714 Second, Boston Block.
The Springs sow situated on <Jre«n Kiver. In the valley of that name on the Northern Pacific Rail
road S'V u5iW iroui Seattle and la miles from the Cascade tunnel. T.ie station called Hot Springs.
Thev lire 1 450 «» > t above the sea level, and the surroundlns mountan peaks reach a:i altitude of 3.6 >0
foot The hotel is larir." and couimoUotis an ! has aocommoda ions t'or 150 .-nests. The bathrooms have
eitenslvelv Improve.l and are contiifuom to the hotel. The ladies' apartment hi* an experien -ed
w.ir attendant In cases of Rheumatism. Kidney lr moles, <;out, Xe irahna. scrofula an 1 all Blood
and ««klit' diseases tlev are nnexoelied ay anr springs in the \V -*t. The temperature is 122 •lesrrees
t'Khrenhe t The flsliinK >n is now open and the river is filled with mountain trout, affording excel
lent fl"hinV Social heps wiil he held every Saturday evening. The Xortoeru i'acifle Railroad will sell
' "' J.ioft tiVkets on -Saturdays and Sundays *ood f>r ten days. *4.40 round trijx Kates to fat>o
per day; baths. 23. S5 and 50 ot-uts. For information addr.-ss
X. GL M'CAIN. Proprietor,
Diamonds, Watches. Jewelry. Silverware, Etc.
Fine Watch and Jewelry Repairing a Specialty.
J. M. FKINK. Superintendent. <'• BKADMAN, Secretary.
Works. Grant Street Bride*. Between Norman aid B Streets.
TKLKFHONK -JO7 ' °- ' °. X laa -
Tron anil Brass Founders. Machinists and Boiler Makers.
c 'vd Fatr I* adera. Curr. and Uepresa-* 'A nre A
Fdroid irebm, Charles and Strata atrwti {ktjpm* Pry Dock), Seiili?, ttask
:-7ENG iXF. K RS' = AND^A I! C HTFECTS'~S ITI'i.I ES>: j I
transits, levels, rocs, poles, chains, etc.
Fall Sia* of Kcuffel £ Esser Good*
George A. Sumner, of Tacoma,
Shoots Himself in the Heart.
A Tacoma Teamster Killed and
Frightfully Mangled.
Thirty Pounds of Fowder Ignited by a
Spark From a Forge—George W,
Child*' Opinion of Paget Sound—Two
Alien Misting In Jefferson County.
TACOMA, June 4.— [Special.]—The body
of George A. Sumner, aged 55 years, was
found tonight under the bridge over the
gulch at the exposition building on North
Tacoma avenue, with a 32-caiiber bullet
through his heart. For several weeks he
has been ailing and is also known to have
been somewhat financially embarrassed,
although he was rated at SIOO,OOO. He
owned several fashionable flats and much
real estate here, having invested largely
since coming here from Paterson, N. J.,
three years ago. He was robust in ap
pearance and prominent in financial cir
Yesterday afternoon Sumner disap
peared and it is now known that he
bought a revolver and went to the se
cluded spot about dark. He first tried the
revolver by firing two shots into the tim
bers of the bridge and then shot himself
through the heart. Some say that heredi
tary insanity caused Sumner's suicide.
His wife and sou reside here. /
A Teamster Instantly Killed and Sev
eral Other Persons Injured.
TACOMA, June 4. [Special.] Thirty
pounda of dynamite exploded in Point
Defiance park this morning, instantly kill
ing L. S. Carr, a teamster, and severely in
juring John Russell, another teamster,
and Michael Conant, Barney Rodsied, N.
Hallowell and Walter Hutchinson,
laborers. Carr was attempting to rescue
his team of big gray horses. Russell was
also trying to rescue his team. Both teams
were badly cut and bled freely lrom ears
and nose, one of Russell's horses being
fatally injured internally.
It had been raining off and on during
the morning, and at 10:30 o'clock the men,
who were working a short distance from
the park entrance, went into an improvised
blacksmith shop for shelter. The box of
dynamite was also taken into the shop and
placed about four yards from the anvil, at
which Smithy G. H. Austin was hammer
ing a red-hot piece of iron. Presently
there was a little jet of flame discovered in
the dynamite box. All bands rushed out
of the shack at the sight of tire among the
explosive. Carr and Russell ran to get
their horses out of the shed adjoining the
shop, although they were warned of the
impending danger. The fire in the dyna
mite box blazed higher and higher for a
minute, during which time the men
were ordered to « bring water in
buckets. This order was given to the fore
man, C. L. Mead, the blaze having con
tinued long enough to warrant the belief
that there would not be an explosion. All
agreed that a spark from the iron on the
anvil had started the biaze, and just as the
men recovered from their fright and got
ready to bring water, the dynamite ex
ploded, nearly demolishing the shop and
shed, hurling timbers and stones in all di
rections, and smashing the window-lights
in the mess house seventy yards away. A
hole was also gouged out of the ground
where the dynamite box stood.
Carr, who was aged 3.8, and leaves a
widow and two children, aged 12 and 14
years respectively, was horribly mangled
about the head and shoulders, those parts
being literally crushed, as if under heavy
timbers. His skull was crushed and the
bones forced into the brain. Carr came
here from the East three years ago.
Russell, besides a comminuted fracture
of the left thigh, was injured internally
and cut about the head. Hutchinson, who
has had his hand and knee crushed during
the past few months by accidents, suffered
a broken shoulder blade and a dangerous
cut under the left arm. He was fifty yards
distant when the dynamite exploded. A
sharp stick struck him. Rodsied's injur
ies resulted in concussion of the brain.
He was dazed by the shock and is still
While it was considered careless to place
the dynamite so near the anvil, there will
be 110 inquest, as criminal negligence is
not charged.
At the undertakers it was found that
the force of the explogion blew off Carr's
face and peeled off the scalp. His heart
was also blown out, part of it being blown
away. Further investigation leads to the
suspicion of criminal negligence and an
inquest has been ordered for Monday.
Some loose powder was mixed with dyna
mite cartridges.
The Lice Are Appearing, bat Growers
Are Hearty for Them.
PcYALLrp, June 4.—[Special.]—Henry
Bucey visited Puyallup last week and ex
amined a number of orchards for hop lice,
but did not succeed. He did not visit Mr.
Clark's place, where the l;ce had
previously been foand upon the plum
trees, because of lack of time. Mr. Bucey
says that hop growers who do not spray
when the lice are present will be prose
cuted it complained of, and the law regard
ing it will be tested. D. M. Ross found
the hop aphis on the 28th on plum brush
?!iat had been overlooked in the spraying.
The lice were quite small, but numberless.
Mr. Dana found lice on the 31st in his
yard and had intended commencing
to spray this week, but at this writing has
not. Lice have appeared in M. J.
Meeker's yard, and it was thought that
spraying would be begun there this week.
Ezra Meeker says that he never saw a
liner growth of hop vines at this time of
the year, but lice are appearing in most
var is. On Jnne 2E. Meeker found lice in
both yards at Kent beloneing to the
Puyallup Hop Company, but the hops are
growing finely, and are at the top ot the
poles. At this writing no one has com
menced sprayins. so far as learned, except
Joseph Fernandez who commenced June
2 with a hand pump, as the vines are so
light at present, and with the hand
sprayer the emulsion can be put exactly
where it is needed without any great loss
of the liuid. Willis Boatman last year
plowed up one of his yards, and this year
the remaining one he will experiment
upon, and if he does not succeed he will
plow this up also. Lice have already ap-'
pea red. and he will begin spraying as soon
:»s th« material arrives wn:ch he has or
dered to a trial of. It is called
quassian, and is 3 preparation alreadT
prepared of guassia and whale oil soap,
and is said to be much better than the
ordinary chips and whale oil soap. J. V.
Meeker reports no lice upon his hops, as
do also several others.
A gentleman from the East says that in
our hop business we are far ahead of New
York state, as it appear? very little suc
cess has been attained there by spraying,
and the vines havo been allowed to die
when disease from one cause or another
crept in. \Ve follow England in the culti
vation, curing and treatment of diseases of
the hops, and thus we may be able to suc
ceed, our climate being much like Eng
land's. The English have lor years fought
the different foes of the hop, and with per
fect success, as today England with her
small area is one of the large hop-growing
countries and has her share of the control
of the world's market.
The last consignment of logs from
Brazil for the manufacture of quassia
chips has arrived for E. Meeker & Co.
This is the fifth car load, making 130,000
pounds in all when green, but consider
ably less after being kiln-dried.
E. Meeker <fc Co. on June 1 shipped
three bales of hops to New York, which
practically close the 1881 season.
He Sees the Importance of Construction
of Lake Washington Canal.
TACOMA, June 4. —[Special.]—ln an in
terview published in the News this evening
George W. Childs. after urgiDg the opening
of the Puyallup Indian reservation under
governmental control of the purchase
money, is credited with saying:
I was very much surprised in coming down
the Sound to find bo immense an amount of
shipping at Tacoma and Seattle, and it seemed
to me as though I might have been at Home of
the flouriaiiig towns of the East. To my mind
Portland, Tacoma and Seattle are to be the
New York, Philadelphia and Boston of the Pa
cific coast. It struck me that both Seattle and
Tacoma were firmly established, and must
naturally grow to be large mid important cities.
The opening of the canal at Seattle is a matter
of vital importance to them, and will be of
'great advantage. A great frejh water
lake cannot but be of great advantage
to the shippiug, and would tend to
to build up n large port and make a fine harbor
for government vessels. My impression of both
towns wa* most favorable. To my mind the
great fire was a blessing to Seattle. A finer claes
of buildings does not exist anywhere than those
which have succeeded those that were burneft.
There is • great deal of tilk about the rivalry of
the two towns. It i< not necessarv to have any
rivalry. The progress of one town doja not
interfere, and in fact assists the progress of the
other. They ure far enough apart for the
healthy increase of each without affecting the
Interest of the other. I bad heard so much
about this rivalry that I was prepared to find a
great difference between them, but I
did not sea it. There should be
no conflict between the two places;
if each is true to its own interests both will be
great cities—there is nothing to prevent it. If
my lot was cast in either it would te gay task to
do all in my power to advance the interests of
each, as the benefits that accrue to one must
surely inure to the advantage of the other. Ta
coma aud Seattle rival many cities through
which we have passed, though it strikes me
there are not likely to be any great booms, but a
steady natural growth. Botn far exceeded my
Mr. Childs says Washington will support
10,000,000 people. He praises the excellent
character of the newspapers in the Pacific
Northwest, but finds that they are not as
well patronized as they should be and as
they deserve to be.
As Indorser of Not«« that Democratic
Politicians Made and Repudiated.
TACOMA, June 4. —[Special.]—Judgment
has been secured by the State Savings
bank against George Hazzard and others
on the notes on which, it was said, during
the recent municipal election money had
been raised to carry on the Democratic
campaign in this city and prospectively in
the state. The notes were protested.
Hazzard said it was a personal matter,
but his lieutenant, G. W. Van Fossen, and
others, S3id the money had been raised for
campaign purposes.
Tne amount of the judgment is $1,056.
Among the indorsers of the notes are sev
eral prominent Democrats, including ex-
Judge Van Fossen, ex-Councilman Frank
A. Sraalley, Steve O'Brien, W. D. E. An
derson. W. W. Likens, Joe Sessions and
Louis Foss.
New Incorporations.
OLYMPIA, June 4.—{Special.J—The fol
lowing named corporations filed articles
in the office of the secretary of state dur
ing the past week:
Pullman State Bank, of Pullman; capital,
Nettie Milling Company, oi Tacoma; capital,
Security Savings Bank, of Seattle; capital,
First Baptist Church, of Ocoeta.
Olympia Doorand Lumber Company, of Olym
pia: capital, $50,000.
The Allen <fc Caivert Printing Company, of
Seattla; capita!, $6,000.
Hagey Bi-CMoride of Gold Institute, of Seat
tle: capital, 550,000.
ChehaHj Water Company, of Ch?halis, sup
plemental: capital, $.">0,000.
Swauk Creek Mining Company, of Tacoma;
capital, SP,OOO.
First Presbyterian Church, of Starbuck.
Wishkah Boom Company, of Hoquiam; capi
tal. SIO,OOO.
Bellingham Bay Brewing Compmy, of New
Whatcom; capital, $150.00).
Hamilton Electric Luht and Power Company,
of Hamilton: capital, $30,000.
Tacoma and Yakima Land Company, of Taco
ma: capital. $60,000.
St. Johns Lodge. No. 91,1. O. O. F., of St. Johns.
Pacific County Newt.
SorTH BF/ND, June 4.—[Special.]—The
Willapa Republican has changed editors
again. Rev. E. T. Hughes, its former ed
itor, resigned because to some of his con
gregation, also some of his fellow minis
ters, it seemed inconsistent for him to run
a Democratic paper and preach at the
same time. The new editor i 3 Mr. C. A.
The executive committee of the Pacific
county Sunday-school convention met in
South Bend Friday, and divided the
c:»unty into districts for better work.
There will be a district convention held at
South Bend July 12 and 13. The semi
annual convention will be held at Ocean
Park, on the peninsula, two days preced
ing the opening of the Methodist camp
meeting at that place.
The schooner Tarn O'Shanter is due here
to load lumber for San Francisco. The
schooner Portland sailed today.
A Onilcene Man Disappear*.
POET TCW>-.«ENP, June 4.— [Special.]—
Julius F. Beck, a justice of the peare, of
Quiicene, disappeared from his home at
that place more than two months ago and
has not since been heard from. He owns
a splendid farm, and has a large family.
A tew days previous to his disappearance
he intimated that he was going to Seattle.
On account of his peculiar absence tiie
opinion is quite prevalent in the neigh
borhood that he met with foul play. Ho
lived at Quiicene for many years and was
a highly retspected citizen. y'
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Meteorological Station on Mt. Rainier.
OLTMPIA. June 4. —'Special.]—The chief
of the weather bureau has informed Ob
server Olney, of this city, of the purpose of
the bureau to establish a meteorological
station on one of the mountain peaks of
Washington or Oreeon. removed as far as
possible from surrounding heights, and h®
asks Mr. Olney to recommend a location.
Mr. Oiney will recommend that the sta
tion be placed on Mount Kainier. A party
will go from this city in July to asceud
that mountain, and Mr. Olney will prob
ably be detailed to accompany the expedi
tion for the purpose of making observa
tions and reporting as to the suitableness
of the summit lor a station.
Henry Malion'i Relatives Give Up Hope.
PORT TowssEND.June 4.—[Special.]—Re
latives of Henry Maison. of San Francisco,
the liquor merchant who disappeared here
six weeks ago, have been in the city for
several days. They have abandoned hope
and advanced the theory that he
wandered oft into the woods and died. An
unauihenticated report was received this
evening that a man in an apparently de
mented condition, answering Maison's de
scription, came down to a lonely rancher's
cabin, near Discovery, last w»ek. He
talked irrationally, and suddenly van
ished into the underbrush.
Montana Bustlers Killed.
RED LODGE, Mont., June 4. —A letter re
ceived today says that the sheriff of Fre
mont county shot and killed a man
ramed Dab and a boy named Oilby near
Arland, Wyo. Cattlemen from that vicin
ity say Dab was a well-known rustler, and
it is supposed he was killed while resist
ing arrest.
The Lands Withdrawal Bill.
OLYMPIA, June 4. —[Special.J—Secretary
Weir received a letter today from Con
gressman Wilson expressing the belief
that the bill providing for the withdrawal
of public lands for sixty days after survey
in order to give the state an opportunity to
make selections will be favorably reported
to the House.
Tide Lands Commission AdJonrna>
OLYMPIA. June 4.— [Special.]—The tide
land commission transacted business of
minor importance today and adjourned
until July 18. when it will probably take
up the Whatcom contests.
Whatcom Dewi.
WHATCOM, June 4.— lmperial.]—Frederick Lea,
secretary and treasurer of the Pratt Hardware
Company, who was a week ago for em
bezzlement on an information Hied by John El
wood, a director of tho company, had a hearing
before Jucige Williams. The property which
was found in the possession of the defendant
was identified by the salesman of the Gordon
Hardware Company of Seattle. Defendant,
however, claimed the gnn was made a present
to him by Pratt, tho president and manager of
the company. The case was taken under ad
visement until Mondav.
The lnr<e scow of the Blue Canyon Coal Com
pany on Like Whatcom was launched today.
It is said to bo the lurgest on Pnget sound and
will be used for carrying coal from the mines to
the bunkers-
Brief Tacoma New*.
TACOMA, June 4.— [Special.]—The Nettie Min
ing Compmy, to deal in mines,btocks and town
sites, has been incorporated by H. O. Gelger, I.
K. Chase and C. B. Zabrlskie. Tho capital stock
Marie Wainwright was so delighted with the
climate of Puget sound while here recently,
that she has written I* E. Post, president of the
Tacoma Theater Company, for accommodations
for spending the summer here.
The output of the Tacoma Smeltinc and Re
fining Company for May was 1»0,0U.55 ia bul
A Drunken Oregonian Dead.
ALBANY, Or., June 4.— William Teliey, a gar
dener, while crossing the Willamette river
bridge last nicht, fell ofT and ass killed. He
was unmarried and aced about 50. He started
home about midnight in aa intoxicated condi
Notaries Pnbltc.
OLYMPIA, Jane 4.— [Special.]—Governor Ferry
appointed the following notaries this week:
E. D. Benson, Seattle: William R. Whitton,
Snohomish; H. K. Shockley, Ocosta; Jacob Rice,
Postofflce Appropriation Bill—Filibus
tering Against Anti-Option Bills.
WASHINGTON CITY, June 4.— ln the House
today the attendance was small and at
tempts to pass several bilis developed no,
quorum. The House then went into com-*
mittee of the whole on the postoffice ap
propriation bill, the pendiDg amendment
being to strike out section 3, which pro
vides that land-grant roads shall receive
for the transportation of mail 50 per cent.,
the compensation to be charged to private
parties. Agreed to, 104 to 51. The chair,
Wilson of West Virginia, sustained a point
of order raised against the amendment of
fered by Wise of Virginia repealing
the mail subsidy act and ruled
the amendment out of order. An
amendment was adopted authorising
the postmuster to establish mail routes
over railroads or by express companies,
wherever he can do so at a saving to the
government and without detriment to the
public service. The committee then rose
and reported the bill to the House and it
Hatch of Missouri moved that the House
go into committee of the whole and con
sider the revenue bills, the object being to
take up the anti-option bill. A counter
motion to adjourn was defeated and on a
motion for a recess no quorum voted and
tellers were ordered.
Then came the sensation of the session,
in the information given by the Associated
of the resignation of James G. Blaine
as secretary of state. The pending mo
tions were forgotten, and when the ex
citement had subsided a motion for recess
until 5 o'clock was defeated. Filibuster
ing tactics consumed tiie remainder of the
d;ty and the House adjourned without ac
The Rottenness In th« Census Bureau.
WASHINGTON CITY, June 4. —Before the
census investigating committee this morn
ing .F. H. Quinlan stated that he had re
ceived an appointment in the census
bureau for three months through Joe Ger
iniller, to whom he paid $lO a month.
Others were appointed at the same time
under the same conditions. M. Oppen
heimer testified that he was appointed
under the same circumstances.
Consul Oeneral Sewell Keiigni.
Sewell, United States consul general at
Apia, Samoa, called on the president to
day and requested to be relieved of tho
duties of his office. The president re
quested Sewell to delay the resignation
for a short time at least.
A Millionaire Lawyer Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4.— Samuel M. Wil
son, one of the most distinguished mem
bers of the legal profession of San Fran
cisco, died this morning from heart failure.
[Samuel M. Wilson a native of Steu&en
vilie. 0., aaJ was 6fc years ol asre. He leaves a
widow and four sons, the latter well known in
provisional circles. The estate is valued at
over ll,oou,WX>.]
A Philadelphia Editor Dead.
PHILADELPHIA. J'ine 4.— Coionei John H.
Tastrart, editor and proprietor of Taggarft
Sunday Time*, died this evening, aged 7:2
Have Tour Addreu Correct.
The City Directory for the current year is now
in press. Any ona having ra-ide a change in
the.r bus ness locution 'or place of residence can
have the correction wade ty notifying by mud
or otherwise, Poik's -eattle Director)' Com
pany. 24 Koxweli building, city.
Piano* and organs on easr month y wtviasau.
O. E. Pettis & Co., ly/jfc Front street.
As a Result of Aspersions
of Harrison.
Both Seem Pleased That Affairs
Have Come to a Crisis.
The News Gives Tremendous Impetus
to the Blaine Movement.
Foraker Will Nominate tha Flamed
Knight, and His Friends Hop# far
Victory on the First Ballot—Roma
Talk of a Compromise Candidate—
The Conntry Talking of Nothing Km-
eept the Effort of the Tarty to Shak*
Off Its Heavy Load of Harrison.
WASHINGTON CITT, June 4.— The follow
ing correspondence explains itself:
WASHINGTON CLTY. June 4, 1892. )
To thf Pretidrnt: I respectfully beg leave to
■ubmit my rehlgnation of the office of secretary
of state of the United Stntes, to which I was arp
pointed by yon on March 5, l*s«. The condition
of public business in the department of state
justices my requesting that my resignation may
be accepted immediately. I have the honor to
be, very respectiully, your obedient (errant,
ETKCPTJV* MANSION, June 4, 1892.
To thf Secretory of State: Your letter of this
date tendering your resignation of the office of
secretary of state of the United States has been
received. The t»rra« in which you state youf
desires are such as to leave me no choice but to
accede to your wishes at once. Your resigna
tion is therefore accepted. Very reipectfully
Blaine's resignation was taken to th«
White House by his private secretary,
who placed it in the hands of the presi
dent about 1 o'clock. Soon after reading
it the president descended to the East
room and had the usual Saturday after
noon public reception. Two hundred peo
ple were present, none of whom, as ha
shook the president's hand, could have
told from his cool, collected manner that
anything unusual had happened. Indeed,
the president seemed better than usual
and made felicitous replies to the greet
ings of the visitors. After the reception
the president returned to the library and
addressed a letter to Blaine accepting his
resignation, and gave it to Private Secre
tary Haiford with instructions t<> deliver
it at once. Hallord to;>k it to Blaine's
house and placed it in his hands. This ia
the whole of the transaction.
Both Refuse to Talk— Oiflcaholders Mam
hy the President'* Orders.
WASHINGTON CITY, June 4.—A repre
sentative of thu Associated I'ross called at
Blaine's residence shortly after the corre
spondence wa3 made public and asked him
to supplement it with an explanation.
Blaine smilingly but deliberately replied:
"The correspondence explains itself and I
have not a word to add to it."
The president was next called upon and
asked if he WM willing to say anything
regarding the correspondence. His re
sponse, though court eous, was equally em
phatic. Hesaid: "Nothing whatever."
The president and Blaine were seem
ingly in excellent spirits, and each, after
declining to talk upon the event of the day
or its effect, turned the conversation to
other topics with marked composure.
Blaine's appearance and manner were
specially noticeable as indicative of a feel- '
ing of relief and satisfaction which made
him buoyantly cheerful.
Secretary Foster showed no excitement
over tlie news of Blaine's resignation, and
declined positively to say anything al pre
sent regarding the political situation. At
torney-General Miller and Secretary Noble
also declined to be interviewed upon the
subject. It is understood thatthe unusual
reticence of the officers of the government
is due to the suggestion of the president
that he preferred that federal officers avoid
comment on the subject.
Secretary Blaine was at the state de
partment for several hours today in con
ference with the Canadian commissioners
on the subject of trade relations between
the United States and Canada.
Secretary Elkins was visited at the
White House this afternoon, and later
questioned by an Associated Press repre
sentative regarding the effect of Blaine's
resignation, said: "I think Harrison will
certainly be nominated on the ilrat ballot,
without any serious opposition, either."
The presidenthad hardly finished lunch
eon when he was visited by Secretaries
Elkins, Rusk, Noble, Foster and Attorney-
General Miller, all anxious to know the
facts concerning Blaine's resignation.
During the informal conference which
followed the president told the cabinet
what had happened and suggested,
in the interest of harmony and
good taste, that they make no public com
ments on the situation. Elkins' state
ment was made before, he had seen the
president. Puring the afternoon the press
dent sent word to the state department
that he desired to see Assistant Secretary
Wharton. The latter immediately went
to the White Mouse and the president ad
vised liiin of Blaine's resignation and his
debire that Wharton act as secretary of
state for the present.
So far as can be learned B'aine's resig
nation was not preceded by any action or
intimation to the president that it might
beext>ected. The resignation, it appears,
was therefore determined up>n suddenly,
but for some time there have been various
facts known to c.o»e observers in Wash*
ington City which warrants the belief that
the rewicnatian, though undoubtedly pre
cipitated by T'?c> nt occurrences, had
its origin a long time in causta
essentially personal rather than political.
The causes may be briefly summarized aa
incompatibilities of temperament, dis
agreement over pub ic questions, as
the Chilean matter; injudicious compari
sons and comments on the part of in
judicious friends concerning the credits
due either for the enactment and execu
tion of the reciprocity project and the gen
eral conduct of foreign affairs, including
the management of the Bering sea con
troversy, and lack of cordial relations
between the respective families. Theie
causes undoubtedly created a feeling of
constraint between the president and scc-

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