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SEE SIXTH PAOE
vol. xxxix. no. m.
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The Herald
ins' ANfIF.T/ES: THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1893.
CABINET GOING TO RESIGN.
Another Ministerial Crisis on
Deck in France.
Cavaignac to Be Asked to Form
a New Ministry.
The Government Accused of Shield
ing Corrupt Officials.
lscontent Over tho Acquittal of Boa-
Tier, Detei, Rebao.lt and Grovy.
11. Gouaaol Challenges
Deputy Benolt.
7 the Associated Press.l
Paris, Feb. B.—lt is rumored at mid
ight that the cabinet has resolved to
isign and recommend to President Car
at that he summon M. Cavaignac to
inn a ministry. Inquiry at authori
itlve sourceß elicited neither confirma
on nor denial.
An hour before the chamber of depu
tes met today the report was abroad
bat Emil Goussol, Boulangist deputy
jr Seine, would interpellate the govern
ment aB to the acquittal by the chamber
f indictments of Deputy Ronvier and
lenators Deves, Grevy and Rebault.
is the time lur the opening of the pro
isedings approached the members hur
led to their seats and crowds of sttan
;ers packed the public galleries to suffo
sation. Both on the floor and in the
ralleries there waa an incessant uproar.
Hardly a word was heard on the rear
feats, and few bad a definite idea of
what was happening until Goussol
isked permission to submit the interpel
lation expected. He directed his attack
principally against Mr. Bovier.
M. Bourgeois, minister of justice, re
plied with severity, which evoked a re
newed disturbance in the galleries and
on the floor. He said it was an insult
to the government to accuse it of yield
ing to threats and hindering the expos
ure of the Panama company's affairs.
Godfrey Cavaignac, who followed,
closed by moving the following order oi
the day: ,
Resolved, That the chamber, being
determined to support the government
in the repression of all acts of corrup
tion, and being determined to prevent a
recurrence of the administrative prac
tices which it deprecateß, now pass tc
the order Of the day.
The proposal of this motion was re'
ceived with prolonged cheering,
the ministry. ' RrtJfrujthjffjMi"ttiat
the government accepted M. Cavaignac'i
l » - - - - _ - - ✓ — ivJrc v
446 to 3.
Pierre Richard, Boulangist deputy foi
Seine, moved that the government re
turn to Baron de Reinach's heirs the
amount of money given by Reinach to
Rouvier for the secret service. He re
quested urgency which was voted by
the chamber, 232 to 17G. although the
motion for immediate discussion wae
lost.
The debate on the budget was then
resumed.
M. Goussol has sent seconds to Nor
bert de Benoit, deputy for Aveyron, who
interrupted him persistently during hia
speech.
Charles do Lesseps has applied to the
court of assizes to have the true bill,
found against him by M. Franqueville,
quashed on the ground that his dealings
with M. Baihnt did not constitute a case
of corruption by a public official, as the
true bill states. He also accuses Baihut
of extortion.
Bourgeois, minister of justice, has
given authority for a commission of in
quiry of the chamber of deputies to re
ceive from the chamber of indictments
the record of evidence showing the
grounds on which the chamber of in
dictments arrived at the decisions in the
cases of deputies and ex-deputies ac
cused of accepting bribes from the Pana
ma canal company. The commission
after receiving the evidence will consider
the question whether any further action
is necessary on the part of the chamber
in regard to tho ß e of its members who
have been relieved of criminal accusa
tion by the chamber of indictments.
The newspapers generally express dis
content with the action of the chamber,
on the ground that although all the
charges are substantially the same and
apparently based on substantially iden
tical evidence, yet no reasons are given
for the difference in the decisions ar
rived at in regard to the persona ac
cused. The Opposition press protests
strongly against the acquittal of Rou
vier, and suggests that it 1b due to stats
reasons; that the authorities are afraid
to put him on trial for fear he would
reveal secrets that would weaken the
government in the public estimation.
Andrieux, in an interview in Figaro,
says the decisions are a mystery to him,
and if those who have been acquitted by
tbe chamber of indictments do not pros
ecute him and compel him to verify his
charges, he will endeavor to bring the
matter to a head himself in the public
tribunals. He ie prepared, he sayß, to
make common cause with any Panama
shareholders to bring actions against
those alleged to have received Panama
money illegally, with a view to recover
ing the amount of their deposits and
exacting damages besides.
THE MARSEILLES PLAGUE.
Forty- four More Deaths from a Choleraic
DUease.
Paris, Feb. B.—Forty-four persons
died in Marseilles today of choleraic
disease. Nine of the cases were suspi
ciously like Asiatic cholera. The phy
sicians appointed to make a special
investigation of the disease are nnable
so far to make a satisfactory diagnosis.
A microscopic examination failed to
reveal the presence of comma bacilli.
Borne physicians are inclined to believe
the disease is intestinal influenza. The
disease iB confined to the filthiest dis
tricts, where the sanitation is in a de
plorable condition. A later dispatch
from Marseilles says that despite the
gravity of the situation no signs of panic
are manifested as yet, the board of
health assuring all inquirers that the
disease Is not cholera and will be
checked before Saturday.
Later—Cholera is officially announced
to be prevalent in Marseilles. Thirteen
deaths occurred there yesterday from
the disease. _
HAMBURG IS SAFE.
No Trouble from Cholera In the Pntnre
Is Feared.
New Yobk, Feb. B.—An official of the
Hamburg-American Packet company
has received a cablegram from Ham
burg saying eminent medical author
ities apprehend no serious trouble from
cholera in the future. Woik on.sani
tary improvement has been pushed day
and night. Professor Koch, during a
visit last week, expressed astonishment
at what had been accomplished. A new
water supply will be opened April Ist.
No new case of cholera haß occurred
since January 21st.
STILL QUAKING.
The Island of Zante Shaken Several
Times Dally.
Athens, Feb. 8. —The island of Zante
is shaken several times daily by earth
quakes. The king will remain there
Borne time to superintend the building
of hats for the homeless and assist the
relief committee in Zante city. Tbe
queen is still traveling from village to
village giving generously to the im
poverished and trying to encourage the
panic-stricken people.
REVOLT IN ARGENTINE.
The Wheat Tax Generally Restated by
the Agriculturist*.
Bubnos Ayrss, Feb. B.—The govern
ment troops sent to the province of
Santa Fe, to quell the insurrection of
agriculturists againßt the wheat tax,
succeeded in capturing 200 of tbe reb
els, who were conducted aa prisoners to
Santa Fe, There the governor of the
province delivered an address, remind
ing them of the foil? of resistance to
lawful authority. He then ordered their
liberation. The wheat tax is being
generally resisted by the agricultural
colonies throughout Argentine.
THE BRITISH COMMONS.
GLADSTONE TRYING TO EXPEDITES
BUSINESS.
Ha Tries to Brine the Debate oh the
Qaeen's Speech to a Close So That
May Introduce Ilia
Borne Rule BUI.
London, Feb. B.—On the assembling
oi the house of commons at noon, Glad
stone announced that he would tomor
row, or Friday, move a suspension of
the rule under which the house adjourns
at midnight. The object of thiß move
is to bring the debate on the queen's
speech to an end in order to permit the
introduction of the home rule bill. The
announcement was received with cheers
by the supporters of the government.
Collings moved that legislation for the
benefit of tbe agriculturists have no
precedence over home rule.
After several members of no partic
ular prominence had spoken in behalf
of Collings' amendment Gladstone arose
to explain. He said of the unußual con
duct of the opposition which had al
ready moved six votes of censure to the
address, this motion made a new
precedent. It purported to censure the
government not for what it had done,
but for what it had not done. Tbe
amendment declared what was untrue.
The government was determined to per
severe in its own course.
Gladstone maintained that the parish
councils bill was a measure in behalf of
the agriculturists, giving them autonomy
and enabling them to work reforms in
their own behalf. He taunted Collings
with having aided the Tories in 1882 to
defeat the efforts of the Liberals to im
prove the small holdings bill. No sys
tem for helping the agricultural classes,
Gladstone said, would be effective until
the compulsory purchase of land was
legalized. [Cheers.]
Chamberlain said he considered the
parish councils plan abused. He reit
erated the charge that the government
was wriggling out of its promises.
The amendment was defeated, 312 to
228, and the result was hailed with
hearty cheers by the supporters of the
government.
CANADIAN ANNEXATION.
The Sentiment Permeates the Whole
Mass of the Canucks.
Montreal, Que., Feb. B.—Considera
tion of Canadian annexation permeates
tbe maeses as well as the official upper
crust. The Dominion Tradeß and La
bor congress has issued a circular to all
the labor organizations throughout Can
ada requesting them to discuss and vote
on the following questions, and submit
the result to the session of the congress
which will be held here next Septem
ber: The maintenance of Canada's
present colonial status ; imperial fed
eration ; Canadian independence, and
political union with the United States.
Word has been received from Ottawa
Btatiug that the dominion government
passed an order in council dismissing
J. J. Ooßgrove, an inland revenue
officer here, for having signed a paper
favoring the annexation of Canada to
the United States. Cosgrove claimed
he signed the paper under a misappre
hension.
Disaster In Italy.
Bomb, Feb. 8 —Several lightly built
houses in Oampolieto, province of Capo
dasßO, collapsed today during a high
wind. Thirteen persona were killed and
14 Injured.
Pnenmonla Killed Bartorls.
. London, Feb. B.—Pneumonia was the
cause of the death of Sartoris, Nellie
Grant's husband, at Capri. ,
He finds it "a wonderful cur© for a bad
cough." Mr. Wm. F. Anderson, 341 Water St.,
New York: city, N. Y„ gives this Indorsement:
"I have found Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup the won
derful cure it is represented to be. it is Just
the thing for a bad cough."
A WAIL FROM HONOLULU.
Natives Mourning for Their
Lost Government.
The Position of the Deposed
• Queen Outlined.
lie Is Represented to Be a Deeply
Wronged Woman.
Her Late Minister or Interior Writes to
a Friend ln the Country Pleading;
for the Restoration of
the- Monarchy.
By Jhe Associated Press.]
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. B.—A letter has
been received here irom John F. Col
burn, minister of the interior of Hawaii,
in which he outlines the position of the
deposed queen, of whom he is a sup
porter. The letter is addressed to J. H.
Ganz of this city, whose wife is an aunt
of Colburn, and is dated Honolulu, Jan
uary 18th. He asks Ganz to get the
letter before some of the leading states
men of America and "help place the sit
uation of affairs in this country in such
an impartial manner to them that the
Hawaiian queen, her government and
the native population can receive such
a hearing from our government that the
American nation will cause to be re
stored the queen to her throne, the
government to power and the Hawaiian
native population to their rights."
Colburn then tells of the disposition
of the former cabinet and the summon
ing January 13th of one headed by Park
er and in which he (Colburn) served.
They immediately repaired to the legis
lature and announced their appoint
ment. "Those of the legislature pres
ent, ".says he, "and the population to
the number of about 1000, who gathered
there, received us with applause. Next
morning, Saturday January 14th, the
day that had been previously set apart
as the day to prorogue the legislature, I
came and we presented ourselves again,
and after going through the business of
the house, it adjourned to meet at the
piorogation hour, 12 m. I may mention
here that on Friday and Saturday, the
days we attended the legislature, the
Reform party were so dissatisfied and
hostile over their defeat that on both
dayß they refused to attend the legisla
ture and did not have the courtesy to
attend the prorogation.
"While waiting for the hour of 12 to
approach, 1 ascidentally heard that the
quSen nan p ODosed to promulgate a
mm. -~.....1 l v rirjn. . 1 imiviy
Bought an interview with my colleagues
and notified them that if the queen in
tended to act in such an arbitrary man
ner I would resign. They answered
that they were willing to do the same
thing, and we decided that it the queen
intended to carry into effect any such
idea we would all advise her not to do
so.
"I at once repaired to the palace of the
opposition (Reform party) and told
them what I had heard and what we
had concluded to do. The leaders of
the party advised us strongly not to re
sign, as it would give the queen an op
portunity to appoint others, who would
be willing to sign the new constitution.
We followed this advice, and they as
sured us if any conflict came between
the queen and ue, her cabinet, the com
mittee would give us their support to
resißt anything of thia measure.
"At 12 m. the legislature was pro
rogued and we repaired to the palace to
meet the queen. She then and there
told us to sign a document purporting
to be a new constitution. We told her
plainly we would not accede to her re
quest, and advised her to abandon the
idea. She was very determined at first,
but afterwards yielded and gave it up.
She came ont and declared openly to the
Hawaiian people that she could not
give them a new constitution, and told
them to enduro their grievances.
"The crowd dispersed, and on the
next day the leaders of the reform party
met us and made a proposition to us
that, owing to the queen's revolutionary
actions in wanting to promulgate a new
constitution, we should depose her and
declare a provisional government. Our
answer waß we would give them an an
swer later on. In the meantime we, the
cabinet, summoned six of the most re
sponsible and conservative businesa
men of the city, also the diplomatic
corps. They met us, excepting J. L.
Stevens, American envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary to this
country. We discussed tbe situation
and agreed that the queen was at first
ill-advised, but« as Bhe had abandoned
the project we Bhould not depose hor
and declare a provisional government.
"We notified the leaders of this de
funct and malcontent party that we
would not agree to the proposition. At
the same time we issued a proclamation
and scattered it all over town and de
livered it to the diplomatic corps, that
the queen had abandoned tbe idea and
asking one and all to accept the assur
ances given in the proclamation by the
queen and cabinet. This party was not
satisfied with this, but these, with the
assiatance of the American miniater and
troops from the U. S. S. Boston, enlisted
a number of men to the extent of 200,
and aided by American troops took pos
session and declared by proclamation a
provisional government, contrary to the
constitution now in force and contrary
to the rights of 100.000 people, the pop
ulation of this country.
"The cabinet notified the American
minister of what had happened and
asked him to assist the duly authorized
government to suppress this revolt, or if
he did not want to do that then to re
move the United States troops on board
the Boston, and we, the government,
could do it ourselves. When we told
him we had 700 men under arms and
were equal to the situation hie reply was
he acknowledged the provisional govern
ment and would support it.
"We, the government, came to the
conclusion, as we did not wish to come
into a conflict with the United States
troops, to yield under protest.
"The queen and her cabinet are at
piBRGII b lOluvf«u —. w «w«—| r D
a hearing before the United States.
"This action on the part of the Amer
ican minister is degrading. He has up
held a mob and does so agsinst the
wishes of toe aboriginal of this oountry,
who are eapabis of taking care of them
selves.
"The provision.'' jovernment has put
the country »r> ' rr.artial law; they
are dispatchinj omernowto carry
a report to W ■ J« ; they are send
ing aaabaisadv j Wsßhiußton. We
have asked tit* scarcer to take oar rep
resentatives, so that both sides oi the
case can be heard, and they refuse. We
will send them later. We trust it will
not bo too late.
"The Hawaiian people are wailing for
tbe loss of their country. Cannot Amer
ica, 'the land of the free and the home
of the brave,' undo this great wrong
that she, by her troops and ambassador,
assisted to do? Will you use your influ
ence for us? Act promptly, and may ,
God assist aud help you." ...
This letter has been forwarded to
•.'resident Harrison by Ganz.who makes
an earnest appeal to the president and
congress not to accede to the demands
of the provisional commissioners, up
held and sanctioned by the American
minister plenipotentiary, J. L. Stevens,
who haa without authority from the
American government, taken upon him
self a highhanded measure in trying to
overthrow a peaceful government.
The letter was brought over on the
Claudine by a personal friend of Col
burn, on a business trip to California,
who took passage with the commission.
His sentiments were unknown to his
fellow passengers, and he care
fully concealed the fact that he
had been entrusted with an important
document. Had it been known he
would have been denied passage upon
the vessel. As soon as he arrived in
San Francisco he mailed the communi
nation to Mr. Ganz. It was the inten
ion of Colburn that his uncle, as the
epresentative of the Royalist party (the
Hawaiian National), ahould go to Wash
ngton and present the document to the
mthorities in the interest of the island
lueen. Id stead of going in person to the
mat of government, Gantz, after some
lays of deliberation, wrote a petition to
She president and members of congress
jf the United States, incorporating
therein Minister Colburn's communica
tion.
THE LATEST ADVICES.
A SCHOONER JUST ARRIVED FROM
HONOLULU.
She Brings News Confirming the Recog
nition of the ProTlnelal Govern
ment by the British
Minister.
__mu»_—9_evFeb. B.—Th* mboo—or
Sewers arrived here from Honolulu at
11 o'clock tonight. She left Honolulu
January 21st, two days after the steamer
Claudine, which arrived hero 11 days
ago and brought the first news of the
overthrow of the monarchy, and also
the commissioners who are now in
Washington urging annexation.
The only information of importance
which was brought by the schooner to
night was the confirmation of the state
ment published a few days ago that the
British minister was among the foreign
diplomats who had recognized the pro
visional government of Hawaii.
A Honolulu paper of January 21at
publishes the official proclamation of
the new government addressed to for
eign representatives in Honolulu, and
the replies of every foreign minister or
foreign consul there. All of these offi
cials recognize the new government.
The reply of the British minister, which
is brief, declares that he recognizes the
provisional government, pending in
structions from his own government.
AN ANNEXATION BILL.
Senator Morgan Introduces a Measure to
Annex Hawaii.
Washington, Feb. 8. —Yesterday Mor
gan, the leading Democratic member of
the senate committee on foreign rela
tions, had a short conference with Sec
retary of State Foster, and a bill intro
duced by Morgan today is the probable
outcome of that conference. Morgan is
an enthusiastic annexationist, and it
will be seen in the measure that he pro
vides not only for the annexation of
Hawaii, bnt for any similar condition
that may arise io the futuro. The full
text of the bill, which is a very short
one, is as follows :
"That whenever the United States
shall acquire dominion over any foreign
country or place by treaty or annexa
tion, or otherwise, the president of tbe
United States, with the advice and con
sent of the senate, may appoint a gov
ernor for the SBme and a legislative
council, to consist of any number of
persons not less than rive nor more than
25, whose acts shall be subject to revis
ion or repeal by congress; and unless
the treaty of annexation or cession shall
otherwise provide, the said governor and
council shall constitute and conduct a
provisional government for snoh country
or place until congress shall otherwise
provide by law."
Mr. Wilder, one of the Hawaiian com
missioners, was seen by a reporter while
engaged in reading a copy of the bill.
He said, of course, ho knew nothing of
the intention of Senator Morgan in pro
posing such a measure, nor of the views
of the administration upon the subject,
but it was exactly what the commis
sioners deßired for the islands in case
annexation was decided upon.
Annexation Keaotutions.
Albany, N. V., Feb. B.—The senate
passed without dissent a concurrent res
olution urging the president and con
gress to tako steps to establish a pro
tectorate over Hawaii, with a view of
ultimate annexation.
Boston, Feb. 8 —In the house today n
member ssked leave to introduce a me
morial to congress asking that that body
annex Hawaii. The memorial was re
fused admission, 85 favoring. (18 againßt,
looking the necessary for /-fifths.
Successful men secure fine tailoring
with pleasing fit from It. A. Gets, 112
West Third street.
FORECAST
OCCASIONAL RAIN; WARMER
IN THE VICINITY OF LOS AN*
(IELES; SOUTHERLY WINDS
SLIOHTLY WARTIER
PRICE FIVE CEJNIS.
THE RESULT ANNOUNCED.
Last Formal Act in the Pres-
idential Election.
The Returns Canvassed in Joint
Session of Congress.
Gorman Answers Chandler's Taunt*
Against the Democrats.
The Temper of the House on tho Silver
Fisbt Demonstrated — -"ropoeed
Pension Reforms — Other
Washington News.
By the Associated Press.
Wasuisgtox, Feb. B.—The senate and.
house in joint session at 1 o'oloek thia
afternoon, with Vice-President Morton
presiding, went through the formal cer
emony of opening the electoral returns
from the etates, and when the tellers
had ascertained the already weU-known.
result, the vice-president forsaally de
clared Grover Cleveland of Hew Votk
duly elected president of tbe United
States for four years beginning March 4,
1893, and Adfai E- Bteveneeu of Illinois
vice-president for the same period. The
joint assembly then dissolved. The gal
leries were packed during theprooeedi
inca.
The totals announced by the vice
preßident were: Cleveland and Steven
son, 277; Harrison and Beid, 146{
Weaver and Field, 22.
SENATE PROCEEDINGS.
Oorinan Replies to Oh»ndl«T'i CrltleUM
<>r ttas Democratic Party.
Washington, Feb. B.—After the join*
session waß dissolved today the senate
took up the railway automatic eat
coupler bill. It was debated np the
hour of adjournment without any defi
nite action being taken.
During the debate Gorman took np
the taunts indulged in yesterday by
Chandler against the Democrats in the
senate for not supporting the pending
measure which was favored in the
platform of the national Democratio
convention. The Democratic party,
Gorman said, was abundantly able to
take care of itself. It was true both na
tional parties in convention assembled in
the year 1892 adopted resolutions favor
ing this class of legislation, but the sen
ator from New Hamostalre had not cor;
reetiy quoted the resolution of the Derc>
ocratic convention. That resolution fa
vored legislation on the subject by the
states, not by congress. If this bill be
came a law the influences that were be
hind it would make themselves felt at
future party conventions. They would
say: "We are now strong enough to
control your presidential election: you
must confiscate tbe property of the
railways by further legislation,
or we will control your politics." They
would say congress must legislate so a
rail must weigh 160 pounds to the yard
instead of 100 and the Carnegies and
other manufacturers of steel rails who
had a job to press would threaten con
gress with their employees.
Gorman argued, in conclusion, that
the organization of railway employees
could accomplish more in tbe way of
improvement than all the legislation
that could be piled on the statute books.
The roads of the country could not sub
mit to further restrictions while the
Canadian lines were entirely free from
them.
A number of bills were taken from the
calendar and passed, including the fol
lowing : House bill to amend the act of
March 3. 1801. eHtahlinhini? a court of
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private land claims; senate bill to ex
empt veterans from competitive exam
ination in the classified service of the
United States; honse bill for the relief
of certain settlers on public land in the
Tucson land district, Arizona.
The senate bill to amend the act of
May 5, 1802, prohibiting Chinese immi
gration having been reached on the cal
endar, in the absence of Dolph, who re
ported it, was laid aside without action,
: after notice by Hoar of a substitute for
the bill, the substitute being that the
! act is hereby repealed. Subsequently
Dolph moved to take up the bill, and
Baid it merely proposed to strike out the
word white as a qualification for wit
nesses. When informed of Hoar's sub
stitute he said he was ready to have •
vote taken upon it, but Hoar simply
said: "Let it go over," and the bill
went over without action.
I •
HOUSE PROCEEDINGS.
J The Temper of the Souse on the Silver
Fight Demonstrated.
Washington, Feb. 8. —The temper of
! the house ia regard to the silver fight
j was pretty well demonstrated today by
its disposal of a filibustering motion
mado by Antony of Texas. The quaran
tine bill had been called up for the pur
pose of concurring senate amendments
and passing it. Antony, conducting tha
opposition practically alone, thought ha
could win the support of his side by
playing into the hands of the silver
men. He therefore framed a dilatory
I motion to the effect that when the house
adjourned it should be till Saturday.
This, he believed, would win the vote of
all the free-coinage members, as the in
tervening days, Thursday and Friday,
were the days set by the committee on
rules for consideration of the silver pur
chase repeal bill. To his great surprise,
almost the whole house rose in revolt
against the idea.
Tbe senate amendments to the house
quarantine bill were concurred in and
ihe bill passed.
The house resumed consideration of
the legislative appropriation bill.
The silver eagle, that is the symbol of
authority, had to be called into requi
sition to compel Pickler ol South Da
kota to take his seat, while filibustering
against the proposition in the legislative
bill for a joint u**sjay as to the con-

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