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VOL. XXIII.. NO. 135.
The Miller Hat
The Christy Hat
W ffMt St. Co!nu Biilfin-
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of Spring field. Mats.
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Call to see or mail ortfen direct
Correspondence solicited.
We are now showing a
complete line of
novelties in
Spring Capes and Jackets
Prices guaranteed 25 per
cent, lower than any
honse in the city.
NO. riKK ST.
FOR SALE—A quantity of
40-lb and 60-lb per yard, ex
State of Maine from New York,
for further information and
prices apply to
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* marhlnc «h<-p. wttfc r«u»rn« and
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All-Wool Epingalines.
Silk Warp Changeant,
Silk and Wool Pointille.
Aim Huinited ud Chugtibles ii a Great Variety.
no best selection of Spring Coatings ever
shown in Seattle. Do not fail
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SSOO in Prizes
Labels must be strung with strong cord through center of the
Write full name and address on both top and bottom label of your
package. Every package should be sealed and plainly marked.
In case of two or more contestants presenting the same number
of lal>els, the prize will be divided equally.
A committee of disinterested persons will open the packages at
our otftce at 2 \\ m on April Bth, and decide the resu.t, which *ill be
published in the Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane papers.
Address plainly SPENCER & CO., Cor. South Second Street
and Yesler Avenue, Seattle, Wash., Wholesale Agents St. Charles
Evaporated Cream Co.
President's Action in Appoint
ing a Brigadier Criticised.
Text of the Minority Report on the
Senatorial Question.
It Oppoisi the Ssstlsf of the Appointees
ob Coastltatisasl Grounds—Senator
Roach's Record to Bo Investigated—
A Bitter right In Prospect.
Washington Cirr, March 28.—[Special.]—
President Cleveland's appointment of James
Blackburn, of Kentucky, to be United States
marshal for that state, bids fair to bring the
president Into trouble. There ia opposition
upon all aides to the appointment of a man who,
eight years ago, was not deemed worthy to be
made a collector of internal revenue by Mr.
Cleveland. An interesting feature of tbe case
is the following editorial from the New York
Evening Pott of June, 1885, at the time Blackbnrn
was being considered for a government place,
and under the circumstances is very valuable.
Said tbe Post editorially:
The administration is developing a commend,
able disposition to undo a blunder. Through
too implicit reliance upon indorsers whose
recommendation ought to mean something, the
president was induced to appoint a brother of
Senator Blackburn aa ooilector of internal
revenue in Kentucky, and Secretary Bayard,
too, promised the consulate at Nagasaki, Japan,
to J. Ernst Meier. Tbe latter turned out to be
not only an unreconstructed rebel, bat a fellow
of a moat disreputable character in his personal
and domestic relations.
Blaokburn proved to be a typical Southern
bully and braggart of the ante-war period who
celebrated his advent in the Confederate service
by writing a letter worthy of the average dime
novel hero, in which he declares bis desire to
"make the Union men of Kentucky feel the edge
of my knife," invoking hell as bis portion if he
ever spared one of them and exprested bis hope
to "see Union blood run deep enough for my
horse to *wim in." The appointments of both
these ruffians have been revoked and the lesson
which such incidents teach wiU hardly be lost
upon the appointing power.
Meier was recommended for appointment not
only by the leading Democrats of Colorado, but
by prominent Republicans like Senator Bowen,
end equally strong indorsements can be secured
by almost any clever scamp. The Meier and
Blackburn cases fnrnish fresh arguments in
favor of Assistant Secretary Fairchild's sugges
tion that the names of all applicants for office
be made known before action is taken publicly,
as the best safeguard agatnst fraud in this as in
every other matter. Is Blackburn or Mr. Cleve
land the one who has changed so greatly in the
past eight years? Is the present appointment
due to Mr. Cleveland a needing the vote of Black
burn's senatorial brother? Why does not the
president vindicate Meier also? These are some
of tfie important questions asked here.
It was a dramatic seene that was enacted in
the senate chamber this afternoon when senator
Iloar rose and Introduced a resolution to inves
tigate the past career of Senator Roach, tho new
Democratic senator from North Dakota, who ia
charged with being an embezzler of bank funds
in this city fourteen years ago. It was a scene
that was enacted for the first time in the senate,
and never before has a senator risen to propose
an investigation of the past record of a brother
senator. Ihe galleries were filled, a'l the sena
tors were in their seats and when the clerk
read the resolution every eye waa turned upon
tenator Roach, a mi 14appearing man of 50 years,
who sat on the laat row of the Democratic side,
in the place that last session was occupied by
Senator Hill, but the North Dakota senator
never flinched. He listened to the resolution
with as unconcerned an air as if he had been
listening to some dry depsrtment report, took
up a pen and proceeded to write a letter witb a
hand as steady as if nothing that concerned him
was happening or could happen. He paid no
attention to the looks that were fastened upon
him. At the close he said he had nothing to
any for publication, and waa appsrently the
moat unconcerned person in the chamber. Had
Mr. Roach followed the advice of his friends
and his own desire, he would have before this
made a statement on his own behalf on the floor
of the senate. This ia the advice which baa been
given him by all his friends, and he holds
that opinion himself that snch a course would
fee best, but he ia acting under instructions from
Senator Gorman. The Maryland senator has
told him that the Democratic senators will
stand by him and for him to do aud say nothing.
Roach has promised to obey the instructions
and Gorman will be the leader of the opposition
on the investigation matter. The Ittmocrat*
will take the ground that the senate has no
right to make auc-h an investigation; that Rnach
is a member of the senate and was duly elected
and that they have no right to go behind the re
turns. The Republican senators say that
Roach owes it to himself and the senate to aee
that no auch atain rests on ita good name,
something ot wbioh the senate is
jealous, and the Democrats should really be the
nnea to take the initiative in this matter. There
ia promiae of a long contest over the matter of
having the committee on privileges and elec
tions investigate the charges made in tho news
papera against Roach, which will probably pro
long the session. The Republicans will fill
buster, if necessary, and talk days and weeks
on the subject if the Iteinocrats try to stifle in
vestigation. Some of the Democratic senators
think that their party can not afford to refuse to
have this Investigation of one of their own
member* ma<le, but Gorman will have them pre
sent a solid front in Roach's protection and
have the Adoption of the resolution refused.
The minority report of the committee on
privileges aud elections on the ca«e of Leo
Mantle, apt>ointed senator by the governor of
Montana, finding him not entlt ed to a seat, was
submitted by < hairman Vance today. It is
signed by Vance, Gray, Palmer aud Mitchell.
Tne report says thai the question is: Could tho
governor of a state appoint a senator at the be
ginning of a term, the legislature being in ses
sion and fai ing to elect? It contends that the
original terms of senators must begin by being
chosen by the legislature; that a* there are but
two a ays of constituting senators there are but
two ways ot creating vacancies, one by the ex
piration of the term, and the other DV accidental
or untorseen happenings, such as death, resigna
tion, expulsion or disqualification. The report
deals at length with the manner of constituting
tne senators aud creating vacancies. Touch
ing on the conteutiou that the consti
tution requires the senate membership to
»e filled by any and ail means, the re
port denies the correctness of that statement,
although lis purpose was to have the state rep
resentation full by the o(»eration of the provis
ions for fi.lmg the regular terms both at their
beginning and as they legally expire, and pro
viding against any accidcutal or unforseen cas
ualties by which the seats thus filled might tie
come vacant other than by tho legal expiration
of terms. The report continues;
Further than this, no man can say that the
constitution makers intended toga. The ma
jority say that tne p*rm:s-ive power to appoint
controls, aud is paramount to the mandatory
power of the legislature to elect, which is illog
ical in the extreme. The language clearly is
only intended to give state executives tho right
to keep the senate full by appointment* and
noth.ng more. In every mention in the consti
tution of the cr»ation of senators, but one elec
tion is contemplated. Ihe danger arising from
the failure of a state to have lull representation
for a snort time is not for H moment to be com
pared with the danger which come* from a de
t>artur« from tha constitution. The spectsc.e
here presented of three eiat<-s at the same time
and IU the same manner and by the same or sim
ilar combinations ref using to f>erform their con
stitutional duty of e.ecuug senator* to this
body for the purp->ee of throwing tne appoint
ment into the hands of the executive under the
Vicious prece-leais which have lately been es
tn nil - hed, is little short of a scandal upon tha
constitutional government. It enables us to
see with wr.at esse ambit.ous and aspiring men
in every legislature. by a combination with the
executive, can deiest the will of the people an-1
the plain pjri-oee vt the constitution. In the
i-ase* of Mantle and beckwitn the .egls.at .re»
adjourned a day before the vscanciea occurred,
tleapite their sworn duty i» fill them. If the
legislature can thus he perm tted to tsm;*r
with the constitution and tbe lawa uf tha coun
try and be rewarded with succeaa and impu
nay, we mpectiuUy autmut tut a greet b-ov
bs« been inflicted upon the good order and tho
•sgal government of oar country and the per
manency of lta institutions.
The report affirms as uncontradicted the prop
osition that where a governor tas exercised the
power 01 appointment and the ui««tmg of the
legislature has again failed to fill the vacancy,
the governor cannot again exercise the appoint*
ing power. In conclusion the report says:
If the stat* neglects or refneea to avail itself
of tnla right, there ie no obliration on the part
of the senate or any other body to eompel that
body to loread construction or any other meant
to insure that perpetual representation which is
a simple and plain provision of the constitution.
«e can neither compel the legislature to elect
nor the governor to appoint in a government
based on the consent of tbe governed, for some
thing must be necessarily left to the patriotism
and common kdm of those to whom the govern
ment is intrusted.
The official in charge of the Spaniah-Amer
ican exhibit at the World's fair reached Wash
ington City this morning from Norfolk, having
in custody Columbus' papers, loaned by the
Spanish government for exhibition at Chicago.
They were brought to this country In the
United States steamer Newark, which reached
Norfolk on Sunday afternoon. The official was
accompanied on his trip from Norfolk to this
city by a military guard, an obligation having
been assumed by the United States to tbe Span
ish government requiring that the papers
should be constantly under the protection of
the military or naval forces of the United
States while in transit. The papers will be
taken to Chicago on Monday in charge of a de
tail of soldiers. "*
Miss Edith Day, of Portland, Or., who is rac
ing around the United State* and Mexico
against Miss Doolittle, of Ch'cago, was among
the callers on President Cleveland today.
Secretary Carlisle has appointed Dr. J. A.
Senner commissioner of immigration at New
President Cleveland lent to the aenate the fol
lowing nomination*: George G. Dillard, of
MiMiHippi, consul general Guayaquil; Ezra W.
Miller, o( South Dakota, attofaey for the dis
trict of South Dakota.
Owing to insufficient appropriations for the
special service of the general land office, the
services of the following among other special
agents have been dispensed witb: C. F. Bayard,
of Oregon, and C. A. Mosier, of Washington.
In the Senate.
WASHIRGTOM CiTT, March 28.—1n the aenate
today a resolution to proceed to the election of
a secretary, aergeant-at-arma and chaplain, to
take office on June 30, and nominating for these
offices W. B. Cox, of North Carolina, R. J. Bright,
of Indiana, and Rev. M. H. Milburn, was offered
by senator Gorman, but was laid over until to
Notice wae given by Senator Hoar that he
would call up tomorrow the report of the com
mittee on privileges and elections as to the
three >enators appointed by governors. Senator
Hoar also offered resolutions, which wen: over
uutii tomorrow, instructing the committee on
privileges and elections to investigate the alle
gations ot embezzlement against Senator Roach,
of North Dakota. The executive session then
adjourned until tomorrow.
Failure of the Seal Fisheries Discour
ages the People of That Country.
BT. JOHNS, N. F., March 28.—' The prospect ot
the Newfoundland seal fishery is gloomy. The
schooner Island Gem, which arrived this even
ing with 2,700 aeals, reports that the steam fleet
is almost totally without seals. Nineteen
steamers are fishing in the North Atlantic. She
spoke several last Saturday. They reported a
total catch of about 15,000. All the other ships
heard from report a poor catch. This is the
worst outlook ever known in the sealing in
dustry. In the former years some sealers were
unfortunate and others successful, but this year
it appears that all will be disappointe 1.
The season haa now so far a; vanccd that it ia
impoasible to expect even an average. The seal a
have abandoned the ice and cannot be easily
killed in the water. Laat year the take was over
350,000. This year it will probably ba one-third
oi that, worse even than in 18*2, the amallest
number in aeventy years. This miafortune haa
a terribly depressing effect on St Johns, as it
waa hoped a good take would help to rebuild
the town.- itia now feared that the geueral
busineaa of the country will be greatly cramped.
The Michigan Desperado Who Poleoned
His Keeper Run Down hy a Mob.
JACKSON, Mich., March 28.— Between F»;30
and 9 o'clock thia evening, R. Irving Ijuimer,
the escaped convict who murdered hia
keeper, WM captured at Jerome, a little
towu in Hillsdale county, about twenty milea
from here, lie went into a atore to purchase *
pair of shoes. The people in the atore recog
nized Latimer, who became frightened aud fled
down the railroad, followed by a crowd. After
• long chase the murderer was captured, and
the whole party started toward Jackson.
JACKSON, Mfch., March 2K—The inquest on
Gate Keeper George White at the atate prison
showed that he died from the effects of diluted
prussic acid. This aiternoon it was discovered
where Latimer purchased the poison. The vial
was obtained last Saturday from Webb's drug
atore, having been ordered from New York
aome time before. The firm first refused to fill
the order, but the clerk of the prison then came
in himsolf aud said it was all right; that LatU
mer wanted the pruasic acid to develop aome
photograph plates.
State Supreme Court Decision*.
OLYMriA, March 2&—(Special.}—The supreme
court rendered the following decisions:
N. J. Bartlett, respondent, va Krnest Adler et
al., appellants, irom King county; dismissed,
a* it does not appear from the record that all
the facts were contained in the statement of
W. R. Loti, respondent, vs. county of Miunn,
appellant; dismissed for want of jurisdiction,
a* the ainouut in controversy is less than
i'eter Peterson, appellaut, va Harvey 8.
Smith, respondent, iroin Skagit couuty; re
versed, and the court below Instructed to dis
miss, with costs to appellant, Tbia case in
volved the coustltutiouaiity of the proceedings
of the cuvnty commissioners in taking the land
for road purposes. The court decide* that there
ia no authority under the constitution for the
provision of chapter 19, lawa of IHJO, relative to
road I *, which submits the question of damages
to road viewers to be arbitrarily passed upon by
them, and that the amount of damage u.ust tie
ascertained in court
He Dingbat :i Hay Lend Company, respondent,
vs. ('nrmi D.bbe, appellant, from Whatcom
county; motion to reduce floats from f 175 for
printing brief to |6>).
Important Electric Light Decision.
TRKNTON, N. J., March 28.—Judge Green, of
the Federal court, has tiled an important opin
ion in the case of tho Edison Electric Light
Company again*! Westinghouse, Church,
Kerr A Co., in which he upholds the Edison
patents. The auit waa brought to deciJe the
question whether the device used by the Tren
ton Electric Light Cora pan y for the distribution
of the electric current was an Infringement ot
the Edison patent. The conrt virtually declares
that mlliious of dollars are involved throughout
the I'nited State* and that they will accrue to
the Edison companies. Ihe patent in question
is that covering th« consumption and feeding
wire method of distribution. Edison obtaiued
it ten years aga
Victoria Burglar Kobe a Preacher.
VICTORIA. B. C., Marca {ppeciaLJ— Rev.
Corerdale Wataon, paator of the Metropolitan
Methodist church, preached .-UDday eveum« on
••Work While ye Hive the Light." While be
wan diecouraing irom the rulpit u t.nn advant
age* of util:*ng opportunitiea an enterprising
burglar invaded tie residence and a«our<d sev
eral handred doliara worth of Jewelry. The in
truder was a cool chap. He went up stair* to
the nuraery where the pnator a children were
sleeping and one of the youngatera chanced to
wage. "la that yoo, papa r* ha aaited. ''Yea,"
waa the burglar a yuiet reply, "now go to sleep;
that's a good boy." The little fellow turned hia
face to the wall and tbe intruder proceeded to
Sailor* Desert at Oray'a Harbor.
HOQCUN March 'A—[Special.]—Two sailors
deserted the schoonc-r Orient. loadiug at
Hoqniam tnilla, laat night and have been traced
to a poinlabove Aberdeen. They wi.l l»e ar
rested by order* of CaDt. K. a. Morine and held
in custoday until the vessei ia ready to aail.
Dr. Henry de tlroat Killed.
Bis FaasctiMO, March 2i—Dr. Henry de
Groat, a well known cnn'.ug m»i and a writer
on mining topic*, was killed by a train at Ala
meda today. He was standing on the tractc
reeling a paper while waiting lor a local train,
wneu the Santa Cru* train earn* along and
■true* him.
ROY AL UtYaiaL aalt containa no line
Old Henry Windell's Long Chase
Alter His Sweetheart.
Minkler, the Centralia Doctor, Fonnd
Guilty of Manslaughter.
Port Townsend Democrats Seek to Per.
petnate Democratic Bulo—State's
Mineral lihibiti for World's Pair—
Union Sailors Pighting Empire Case.
PORT TOWKSKSD, March 28.— (Special. J— llenry
Wiudcll arrived from San Francisco at midalght
tonight in search of his sweetheart, MUa Martha
Conradt, the 17-year-old daughter o; Dr. Con
radt, a wealthy ship owner and dentist of Cali
fornia. lie telegraphed from Ashland, Or., last
night to Capt Charles Davis, of the ship Em
pire, with wfeom he thought Miss Conradt was
to sail for Eugland. He told the captain to fur
nish the young lady all the money she required
to purchase a wedding trosseau and to make all
arrangements for the marriage before tbe ship
sailed. Windell was under the impression that
the girl was aboard the Empire, which is not
tbe case.
Dr. Couradt, father of Miss Conradt, arrived
from San Francisco last midnight, accompanied
by his daughter, whom he will place on boaid
the ship Empire and send her on a voyage to
Europe. Windell bad left San Francisco, fol
lowing Dr. Conradt with the avowed intention
of marrying the girL The doctor is carefully
keeping the couple apart and will endeavor to
get the girl out of the country before she can be
arrested in Ban Francisco on a charge of assault
or before an opportunity presents for Windell to
press his suit.
Windell is over 56 years of age and has been
married several times in San Francisco, lie is
wealthy. Ho courted the girl for nine mouths,
during which time she got 97,500 from him in
addition to a large quantity of jewelry. In re
turn he got her promise of marriage and her
note of SI,OOO and a score of love letters, The
girl is young, pretty and vivacious, and lad the
oid man a merry chase. Finally she tired of her
suitor and endeavored to give him the mitten.
He would not listen to this and appcaied to her
parents for their daughter's hand in marriage.
They refused, and then Windell caused a war
rant to be issued charging his fiance with as
sault Before it could be served she escaped
from San Francisco with her fathei.
Windell is a very much disappointed old man.
lie lmsgines that the girl is madly in love with
him, and were it not for the Interference of rela
tives she would have married him long ago.
Oue of her friends aboard the Empire says the
girl is engaged to be married to a well-to-do
young man of San Francisco. She does not care
the snap of her finger for Windell except to en
joy theater tickets, sweetmeats and other atten
tions which cost money. Windell does not
think so. He believes that sha worships him
lor himself.
Defeated In Superior Court, They Hava
The Captain Arrested.
TORT TOWNJENO, March 2&— (Special.)— The
writ of habeas corpus directing the captain ol
the ship Empire to produce his crew in the su
perior court ww q(lushed by Judge R. A. Bsllin
ger today. The court held that inasmuch as the
master of the Empire claimed to have detained
tbe aeamen by virtue ol certain shipping
articles which tbe crew had signed, he
had no jurisdiction over tha crew or
vessel. In the proceedings it developed
that the crew signed the articles in Victoria,
B. C., where they were engaged under contract
to proceed to this port aud sail on the Empire.
This irregularity, however, it was clsimed by
the ship's representatives, was obviated when
the shipping commissioner went aboard the
Empire and each member of the crew subscribed
to the articles and accepted advance notea Sub
sequently these same seamen aver that they
signed the articles while intoxicated in Vic
toria, aud were not competent to judge of their
actions. On the voyage across from Victoria on
the British tug Mystery one man jumped over
board and was drowned. Another followed, but
was saved from a watery grave.
In the decision the Judge intimated that the
Federal court waa the proper placo to apply for
a writ of ha heal corpus in aimilar proceedings,
where a sesrching inquiry could be instituted
with reference to the legality of the articles and
the method of signing.
A warrant waa issued later by United State*
Commissioner Swan for the arreat of Capt.
Charles Davis, master of the ship, on a
eharge of importing alien labor into the
United States. The warrant was issued
on complaint of John Henediktson, agent of
the sailors' union, and alleges that Davis sent
representatives to Victoria to engage foreign
seamen for the Empire in violation of the con
tract alien! labor law. Davie will be ar
rested and tried tomorrow. Collector Watson
received instructions from the treasury depart
ment this evening to withhold clearance papers
from tho Empire until the proper officers could
make au investigation relative to the charges of
importing alien labor. The tight between tho
sailors' union and the ship owners is becoming
more bitter every day.
Wallace Sparing Indorsements Until
Ho Unea ts the Capital.
TACOMA, March 2H.— {Special.]—To a candidate
who called upon Hugh C.Wallace today for an
indorsement, he stated positively that the only
iudor-emenis he had been given were Mr. Crews
for United States attorney for Alaska, A. B.
C'ise for postmaster at Tacoma, and one or two
other applicanta for postmasters where the term
of office was about to expire. Wallace.it is un
derstood, will not Indorse any other candidates
until ho reaches Wsshington City, which will
be in shout a month.
Oliver Wells, of Kittitas county, was in the
City today. He says he has spent more than the
first year's saiary of tho Job he espects to gut,
which is United States msrshsl of A'sska. His
indorsements, he lets It be known, run up
pretty high, being twenty-seven out ol thirty
four of the state Democratic cornm.tteemen. In
order to secure these indorsements he has
trnveled si: over tr.e state and spent considera
ble money and much time. l:i addition to the
Indorsement of the state committeemen he has
secured that of both the Wallace and Griggs
Some of the Specimens Devoid of Min
eral— Only Kich Urea Acceptable.
TACOMA, March 28.—[Special. J—Charles M.
Fassett, of Spokane, will reman in eharge of
the state'* minersl exhibit at Chicago for s.xty
days, and during that time he will prepare
assays of the various ores.
Speaking of the removal of r<eorge Plunder as
superintendent of the Washington World's fair
mineral exhibit. Peter Dsly. the metallurgist at
the Tacorna Smelting and R.-fiuiug Works, saya
that many of the s;>ecimens of ore submitted
tor analysis did not contain the least trace of
metal of atiy kind. It appears that some min
ing man suggested to thoee Interested In the
state's exhibit of mineral at the fair, that some
of the ores secured by Mr. Plunder be examined
before being sent on, to ascertain if they con
tained any gold or silver. This was done, with
the retult as stated by Metallurgist Daly.
No ores not rich m metals will be forwarded
to Chicago Mr. Plunder was very Industrions
while in the employ of the World's lair com
mission. si.d selected a large number of speci
mens, some of which, it has been decided,
should not have been included.
Kesult of s Central** Doctor's Trial for
Censing Deslh of Mr. Wright.
CHERALIS. March Si—[Spc^inl.J—The Jury In
the Miukler maus.augi.Ujr caie after being out
six hours agreed upon a verdict of guilty as
charred iu the ludictcncnt Judge Epier Im
mediately made a motiou for a new trial, and
argument will be had on April 1£ Mrs. Mc<\>r
mice, the third defendant charged with the
killing of old man Wright, was released from
custody this morning. "When brought tut®
court and mf >rmed ty the judge that she cou.d
go. she broke down completely.
Dr. Minkier heard the T<srdict of the jury with
stolid indifference. He had made up hi* mind
for several day* that he eould not hope ior a fa
vorable result of the trial.
Secretary of Stale I'rleo Will Insist on
Compliance With the Law.
OLYMPIA, March 23.— (Special.)—Secretary of
State Price, aa insurance commissioner, made
important rulings today relative to fire and ms«
rine insurance companies organised under ths
of this state, or of the late territory of
Washington, that wlil require a stricter com
pliance with the section of the insurance law
that provides that no auch company shall Issue
any policy of inaurance unless it baa a
subscribed capital of not icas than 1100.-
000, of which not loss than $.<0,000
must be paid or must have been paid la
cash. Thirty days from April 1, 1893, are al
lowed to companies heretofore organised or ex
isting and doing business under the laws
of this state or of the territory of Washing
ton, which have not complied with ths section
named, within which the rule may be complied
with. I'nder the new rules the following sub
jects o( investment alone will be deemed aaaots
of any tire or marine insurance company organ
ized under the lays of the state of Washington
and be considered in determining whether ths
cspital stock of any such company baa become
A—Bond* or stocks tbnt «r« interest or income
raying and dividend heariug, and on which
there has been no default of income or dividend
lor ten year* la*t past
B— Kirst mortgages on improved real esfate
worth two and one-half time* the amount ol the
inortgace, the improvement* on the tame being
fully insure J for the benefit of the company
holding said mortgage, aa its interest may ap
C—Promisaorv notes for the payment of
which no less than three responsible persona
are liable, irery one of whom is worth the
amount of such note over and above all his lia
bilities and property exempt from executiou.
Kvcrv such note must bear a date subeeauent to
December 1 last preceding the date of examina
tion, b-j payable on demand and shall have been
given for other consideration than stock of
the company holding the same or anytubscrip
tion therefor.
I) Premium notes not exceeding the amount
of tbe premium written in the policy bearing
the date ot the i«suance of the policy for which
the same were taken, or bearing the date of the
renewal of such policy and not outstanding
more than five months trom the date thereoL
Fiftsen Thousand of lta Subjects on tha
Islands—Situation Unchanged.
Hosoi.t'i.r, March 16.—The plea of Sir Edwin
Arno.a tor a Japanese protectorate over Hawaii
has called attention to the danger which
a few shrewd observers have foreseen in that
direction. CoL Yolney Ash lord, who, while la
no accord with the provisional government, was
obliged to leave here for the United States to ad*
vocate what the provisional government is
cecklug to bring about, namely, annexation,
in a conversation with an Associated Press cor
respondent said that Japan was a power not to
be despised, and he was satisfied that tha own
ers of the warship Naniwa would hava made
an effort to annex or establish a protectorate In
the islands bad sha not been forestalled by
Minister Stevens. Gen. A. a Hsrtwall also
holds that if the United Btatee withdraws her
protection, it will force the islands either into
the hands of England or Japan. Ha continued:
The old conditions cannot be restored. Tha
local government will maiutain its authority as
long as It can and then tha proposition mada to
the United states, if rejected by them, will hava
to be made in sheer self-protection to Great
Britain. There is a demand for suffrage and
this is one of the questions which tha United
States will sorely have to face, and tha sooner
the better for us. On a popular vote tha 12,000
to 15,000 Japanese here would go far toward
carrying the islands for their own country. It
is stated that the Japanese government Is en
couraging suits to recover from planters for the
alleged breaking of labor contracts growing out
of the overturning of tha Hawa'ian monarchy,
which was one of the parties to tha contracts,
but it is not seen how such suits can hold, for
the reason that planters are not responsible for
alleged breaches and seoondly they need tha la
bor and desire to carry out their contract*
Chief Justice Jodd also thinks that Japan had
designs upon tha Islands. Helnstanoed tha
fact that tha eaptaln of tha Naniwa bad not
called upon the provisioaal government and
said it was probable that II tha Unltsd States
had abandoned Its protectorate tha Japanese
would consider that no government existed lu
the islands and would raise their flag. Tha
Japanese government officials are understood to
be profiting through the renumeratlve labors ot
their subjects here, and another of them
bave left Japan for Ha vail. British Minister
Wodehouse is on friendly terms with tha Japa
nese commissioner, and It has even bean charged
that Wodehouse has advised tha commissioner
as to his policy. In conversation with • man of
unimneachabie'integrity on Friday last Wode
housesald: "The flag of the United States will
have to come down and the Boston's troop* will
hsve to bo removed," and adding that a com
mission would bo sent here from th* United
states to investigate the situation. It Is certain
that other remarks of the British minister have
given offense to Americans here who believe
that he is acting without Instructions from his
government, or rather beyond such as he may
hare received.
The uncertainty which prevails as to the prob
able fate of the Islands, so far as the question of
annexation to the Uuited States Is concerned, la
haviug a most depressing effect here, not only
on general trade but on the morals ol the peo
ple. The inauguration of a new party, the Ha
walian Patriotic League, which meeU In secret,
last week, having tor its object the avowed pur
pose of maintaining, as far as possible, the au
tonomy of the country, shows how the opposi
tion to annexation grows with delay. The of
ficers and many oi the members of the league
were not at lirst strongly against the prospect of
a government from Washington City, but dis
patches la American newspapers received here,
telling of the apparent doubt existing in th«
minds of some ot the people of the United States
aa to the justness of accepting the proposal of a
provisional government are having their effect
on the minds of native Hawaiian*, who are
formerly prone to a change, and it la an open
question whether a plebiscite would show any
thing like the vote that could have been ob
tained for annexation two weeks ago. Kven tho
Royalists o;>euly state that public sentiment in
the United States is changing in their favor
through the presentations ot Neumann and
f'rlnce David. Tho Patriotic League has sent a
delegation to the other islands to organise
branches there alter the fashion of the Civil
K ghts league, from which it originally sprang.
The Patriotic league is playing a strong card in
proposing to admit to working membership In
the order Hawaiian women over JO years of age.
The women of the islands are a factor in local
politics and are pronounced Royalists, and their
influence on any proposed action is expected to
count for a great deal.
The dma ffeoted militiamen, nndtr the toad of
certain prominent officers, would ilk* to MS, If
If not to assist In securing, a change la the
ministry, and a proposal of a Liberal news
paper that a republic be established for the
interim that it 1* popularly supposed will elapse
between t'.o present time an 1 that at whleti
the United States snail have arrirod at soma
conclusion respecting annexation, n«ll witi
some iavor.
The political situation of the islands r#»
rosins unchanged. The provisional govern*
meut continues io exsrrUe all the powers
originally conferred, and the conditional pro>
tectorate aunounced by f'nlted States Mia*
later Stevens on behalf of this government
is maintained. The armed force from the
cruiser B ".ton is still on the inland and the
American ting is still floating over the govern.
u>«-nt bunding*. There has been no public dl»»
turbance of any ehsracter. and there has ensued
quiet waiting for the flual dedaiou of the Amer
ican government.
P. C. Jone*. minister of finance, resigned last
evening, owing U> poor hea.tb, and he will bo
succeeded by C. P. Porter, of Spreckela A Ca's
bank. Porter is a >up(orter of the provisional
A movement to amalgamate all friends of on*
ntxation la a political organization is on fool
The British man-of-war Garnet left for Tic*
tore, it. C., on March lA. leaving In port only
American lle«t and two Japauese wursbpa.
K lwm Jcftery. t ie staff engiurcr of the Oarnet,
died at (juoeu s ho>p.;al ou Maf'h 1- froin ma
larial lever, aud was buried on the following
day. Ihu Jat-anese traiumg ship Kongo retuxM
today to Yokohama.
EOVAL t&\'dlAJ» sail U graauUtcC

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