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BARGAINS
COUNTRY PROPERTY IS A
SAFE IVESTMENT. READ
THE HERALD'S BARGAINS.
SEE SIXTH PAOE
vol. xxxix. no. m.
H SUM! STYLES ARE AffllG
—-SAND THEii
20 PER CENT REDUCTION
ON HEAVY GOODS
WILL POSITIVELY CLOSE SATURDAY,
February 18, at 10 P.M.
MULLEN. ISLUETT I CO.
CRYSTAL PALACE,
138-140-142 S. MAIN ST.
ASK FOR THE CELEBRATED
4fflfeß & H. LAMPS!
V ) THE ONLY DOUBLE-CENTER DRAFT,
WjmßUK&f AND BEST LAMP IN THE WORLD.
In Brill ansy and StfMness of Light it Excels All Others!
JSL IT DOES NOT SMOKE OR SMELL l
vfess IT IS SIMPLE AND WORKS PERFECT !
fil»r A Large Variety of HANGING, BANQUET,
PIANO, and TABLE LAMPS at Our Establishment.
MEYBERG BROS., Sole Agents.
~ AT AUCTION ! ~
Lots 6 Episcopal tell Tract,
ON ORANGE, BIXEL, SIXTH AND ST. PAUL STREETS,
Thursday, Feb. 16th, at io O'Clock, on the Grounds.
These lots are magnificently sltuato.l on elevated ground, and CLOSE TO SEVENTH
-BTKEET CAULK, ONE MILE FROM I'OSTOFEICB. No pulling is neoessary they
are simi.lv tbe beat in the market, and such a chance to secure a bargain will hardly
occur again. Terms, maps and full particulars of
C. A. SUMNER & CO., Auctioneers,
IQT SOUTH BROADWAY.
Fred. A. Salisbury
DEALER IN
WOOD, COAL, HAY, GRAIN AND CHARCOAL
AND THE CELEBRATED
WELLINGTON COAL
No. 345 South Spring Street. Tel. 226
♦ "T"T 7TLLIAMBON BROS., having purcnased fo
T")T/7 £ W cash, at a very large discount, the stock o {
n 11 1 * PIANOS and' ORGANS carried by W. T.
Ulvi <* Somes, are offering the same at greatly reduced priceß.
_ T These goods must be sold at once to make room for
UnDPnlMx 5 NEW STOCK from the east. Intending purchasers
IH [\UH Mil * will do well to inspect these bargains at
-in- | Williamson's Music Store,
DI H \lflO I I 32T SOUTH SPRING ST.
I lUIM I lIS I £ Largest stock ol Musical Instruments, Sheet Music,
1 IxlllV/U 1 X Muaic Books, etc., in town. Standard and White
aIS lm X Sewing Machines, and all Biippliea. 327 P. Spring st.
irlax]COck: Bai)i)ingr ?
'Wlioleea.le arid Retail Dealor In
WELLINGTON LUMP COAL
And Catalina Soapstone Wall Finish.
This material is fire proof, has a beautiful tint, and can be washed without injury.
Ofice: 130 w. Second street. Tel. 36. -:- Yard: 83E N. Main street. Tel. 10*
Hard to Beat!
THAT'S exactly the case with our hats—they are hard to
beat in any respect. They are hard to beat in appear
ance, because they're the handsomest specimens of head
wear ever seen in Los Angeles; -r~-\m.
they're hard to beat for wear be- Qkn
cause they're genuine, well made Jjjf CXS'w
and durable, and impossible to
beat in price because they're //V
sold at such ridiculously low fig- , i / r r l^7^ L
ures that such a word as "bar- J ffl\'v
gain " doesn't half tell the story.
When winter has got into the
homestretch winter stocks must
follow suit. Our hats must go
on the heads of our customers (that's where they belong), and
at prices that will please.
nFSMDND MTTERI MEN'S FURNISHER
U L-rU IT IU l\U , 111 SOUTH SPUING ST. Brysoa-Boacbrake Black.
The Herald
LOS ANGELES: WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1893.
MAKEUP OF THE CABINET.
Only Fonr of the Positions
Filled to Date.
Gresham, Carlisle, Lamont and
Bissell Are In It.
Mr. Cleveland Himself Hakes This
Announcement.
The Names of the Beat Will Ba Given
Oat as Fait aa Selected—Glick,
Bniith and Herbert Are
Possibilities.
Ey.the Associated Press.
Lakewood, N. J.,Feb. 14. —President-
elect Cleveland officially announced the
names of four members of hie cabinet
through the Associated Press this even
ing. They are Walter Q. Gresham of
Illinois, secretary of state; John G. Car
lisle of Kentucky, secretary of the treas
ury ; Daniel S. Lamont of New York,
secretary of war; Walton S. Bieaell of
Buffalo, postmaster-general.
On making the announcement Mr.
Cleveland eaid: "There ie no need of
any mystery in regard to the cabinet,
and it is useless to speculate and indulge
in guess work. I shall make no secret
of the matter, but shall announce the
names of the gentlemen selected to fill
the positions aa fact as I receive their
acceptances and permission to make the
matter public."
Cleveland would say nothing in regard
to the other positions and the men who
are mentioned in connection with them.
It is evident that Hoke Smith, Hilary
A. Herbert and others who have been
mentioned aro still under considera
tion.
Senator John Martin of Kansas and
Dr. S. J. Nealy of the came Btate had a
long interview with Cleveland today.
They put in a strong plea for the selec
tion of ex-Governor J. W. Glick, and
left Lakewood in a happy frame of mind.
BENATORIAL CONTESTS.
Lindsay Chosen to Succeed Carlisle.
Balloting in Other States.
Frankfort, Ky., leb. 14.—Judge
William Lindsay has been elected
United Statea senator to succeed John
G. Carlißie.
Tbe ballot waß by the senate and
house, separately, Lindsay receiving a
total of 49 votes to 19 for A. It. Wilson,
Republican. The election will be de
clared in joint session tomorrow.
Helena, Mont., Feb. 14.—The senato
rial vote today resulted: Clark 24, Man
tle 27, Dixon 12, Couch 3, Sanders 1.
Dixon announced hiß willingness to
withdraw if Clark will do the same.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 14 —The sena
torial ballot today reeulted: 0. M.
Potter (Republican) 22, J. 0. Thompson
(Democrat) 19; others scattering.
Bismarck, N. D., Feb. 14.—Two bal
lots were cast for United States senator
this afternoon, withont result. Miller's
highest vote was 29 j seven othor candi
dates received the remainder.
A PIRATICAL EXPEDITION.
Cuban and American Fillbusterers About
to lurade Central America.
New York, Feb. 14. —A local paper
will say in the morning: A piratical
expedition against one of the Central
American states is being fitted out at
Key Weßt, Fla., by Cubans and Ameri
cans. The company of filibusterers has
been gradually augmented at tbe Florida
sea port until several hundred fightinft
men, armed with repeating rifles and
abundant ammunition, are ready to em
bark on the expedition. It ia said a
small steamer haß been chartered at a
northern port and is now en route to
Key West where it is expected to arrive
today. The hold is well ballasted with
cannon, Catling guns and field artillery
sufficiently formidable when in desper
ate hands to make war against the gov
ernment of Honduras. Tbe United
States ship Kearaerge dropped anchor at
Key Weßt yesterday, much to the sur
prise of every one in town and it is be
lieved Bhe was ordered there to prevent
the pirates from setting sail.
A FLOUR TRUST.
Northwestern Millers Running- an Im
mense Combine.
Minneapolis, Feb, 14.—A flour truat
has been completed and is in operation.
It includes most of the wheat mills from
Buffalo to Minneapolia. It ia under
stood a new deal in prices will go into
effect next harveßt. It is expected that
the passage of the anti-option bill has
much to do with the combine. A strong
combination of millers will be able to
control the market at all times.
Duluth, Minn., Feb. 14.—Full par
ticulars of the consolidation of the mil
lers of spring wheat flour show it to be
the most powerful trust in America out
side of the Standard Oil and steel beam
combines, but its features are an im
provement on tboae of moat truata.
Pillsbnry and other prominent flour
men are in the directory.
Fixing World's Fair Rates.
Chicago, Feb. 14. —A meeting of the
passenger representatives of tbe trans
continental roads was held at the Grand
Pacific hotel today for the purpose of
agreeing upon world's fair rates from the
Pacific coast and intermediate points.
No conclusion waa reached today.
ltelknap Elected.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 14.—8y a decis
ion in mandamus by tbe supreme court
this afternoon, compelling the counting
of the votes as returned by the lonia
canvassing board, Belknap waa elected
to congress over Richardson by a major
ity of 19.
TWO Dead Negroes.
Palestine, Tex., Feb. 14. —A farmer
passing along a road found the dead
bodice of two negroes who had been
killed with a ahot gun. There is no clue
to the murderer.
CRESCENT CITY CARNIVAL.
Mardl Graa Festivities Conducted With
Great Eclat.
New Orleans, Feb. 14.—Everywhere
float carnival colore ; the city ia bright
with sunshine and merry with mnsic
and a vast army of miscellaneous mask
ers. Ac noon the procession of Rex ap
peared upon the streets. The eubject
chosen for the pageant, Fantasies, al
lowed more scope for the display of the
art of the painter and coßtumer in a
spectacle which could not have the aid
of calcium light and torches, and the
result was a gorgeous Bight.
The first boat bore Boenf Graß. The
second bore a fanciful deaign illustrating
the subject of the display. Another
float depicted the king of tbe carnival
upon his tbrone. Then came Clou I
land; the Gambols of the Deep;
Pastimes in Hades; Starland; the
Realm of Richeß; Water Nymphs; the
Court of the Fairies; Bunland, the
Home of Brightness; Bilver Sprays, the
Abode of the Sprites; Dancing Elves on
Waves of Joy; Sports of Fairies; Hourß
of Idleneea; Cupid's Bower; Dream
land.
The drill corps of St. Bernard com
mandery, Knights Templar, of Chicago,
paraded as a guard of honor to the
king, who was impersonated by Capt.
John Poitevent. The queen of the car
nival, Miss Ella Sinnott, and her maids
of honor viewed the parade from the
gallery of the Pickwick club. All the
cluba were magnificently decorated.
FLOOD AT CINCINNATI.
The Hirer Has Reached 53 Feet and Is
HUH Rising.
Cincinnati, Feb. 14.—The flood in the
river is becoming a matter of concern to
the people in the lower part of Cincin
nati. The water at 2 o'clock reached 51
feet 11 inches, and was rising at the
rate of two and one-half inches an hour.
About half past twelve a wharf
boat anchored at the foot of Main atreet
sprang a leak and Bank in about an
hour. It ia thought all can be aaved.
The water haa entered the cellars on
Water street. The tenants of Rat row
and Sausage row are j Becking higher
quarters. The marchanta in the lower
part of the city are taking precautions to
guard against damage, bnt the flood has
reached the dangerous stage, and if it
continues to riae the damage will be
much more serious than it has been up
to the present time. The rain, it seems,
however, is not general, and up river
points report no rise, so the chance for
A big flood is not very great. '
CANADIAN TARIFF REFORM.
Three Important Changes lo the Cus
toms Schedule.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 14.—1n the com
mons today Minister of Finance Fos
ter made public his annual report.
Three changes in the tariff were
announced. The duty on binder
twine is reduced from 25 to 12,' i
cents per pound. One of the largest
manufacturers of b nder twine in the
Dominion eaya he will close his factory
and import from the states. Permiseion
is granted foreign shippers to import
coal oil in tank care. This conceaaion ia
considered a great victory ior the
Standard Oil company.
The Hugh O'Donnell Trial.
PiTTsnuita, Feb. 14.—The trial of Hugh
O'Donnell was continued this morning.
Several Pinkerton men testified that
they saw him in the crowd at Home
stead when the Pinkertona tried to land;
that he was going about giving orderß
and placing armed strikers. He told
tbe commander of the Pinkertone every
one of them would be killed if they
landed. He promised them protection
if they would, surrender.
In the afternoon Deputy Sheriff Gray
insisted that the firing began from the
shore. The rest of the session was
given up to the hearing of testimony of
newspaper correspondents.
Vesuvius Gun Practice.
Port Royal, S. C, Feb. 14.-Three
projectiles were fired from the VeßUviua'
guns today. Two were loaded with .'SO
pounda of gun cotton each, and the
third carried merely a powder
primer. In no inetance was there
a positive exploeion. Captain Rapieff
himself acknowledged that neither of
the gun cotton shells exploded, but he
thought the powder primer was ex
ploded by the fuae. The first two pro
jectiles fell close to the target, while the
third fell short possibly by 100 yarda.
A Successful Fight.
Sioux City, Feb. 14.—The Jobbers and
Manufacturers aaaociation received no
tice that the long fight made by the
Missouri river and western packers to
aecure differentiala between Chicago and
western points for shipments of packing
house products to the Pacific coaat, haa
been successful. At a aecret meeting
held in St. Paul a tariff waß agreed upon
on the baeia of a Chicago and Portland
rate of $1.70, while the MißßOuri river
and Portland rate is $1.
A Minnesota Blizzard.
St. Paul, Feb. 14.—The blizzard rag
ing yesterday and last night in the
northwestern part of this state some
what moderated this morning. At
Crookston the snow drifted badly. All
trains are tied up, and tbe thermometer
fell from 20 above to 40 below zero. At
Moosehead traUs aro delayed, and the
mercury is 5 below.
Hanged on Suspicion.
Chattanooga, Term., Feb. 14. —Mre.
Mooro, a widow, was assaulted today by
a negro. Some time later a negro
named Andy Blount waß arrested on
suspicion, and although Mrs. Moore
could not identify him, and expreseed
doubt whether he was the man, a mob
took him from the jail tonight and
hanged him.
Lieutenant Dapray Promoted.
Washington, Feb. 14. —First Lieuten
ant John A. Dapray oi the Twenty-third
infantry was nominated today to be pay
master, with the rank of major.
Bold Under the Hammer.
New York, Feb. 14.—The Metropoli
tan opera bouse waa sold at auction to
day to J. A. Roosevelt for $1,42b,000 for
tbe benefit of the second-mortgage bond
holders.
WHISKY TRUST INQUIRY.
Congress Investigating the
Booze Monopoly.
President Greenhut Submits to
Examination.
He Denies That His Company Is a
Real Trust.
Seoretary Gibson Disowned Since the
Dewar Exposure— Compounds of
Varions Essences Bold as
Choice Bonrbon.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 14.—1n the whisky
trust investigation yesterday Stevenß,
attorney for the company, entered a
protest against inquiry into the affairs
of the company. It waa a corporation
under the laws of Illinois, he eaid, aud
not engaged in any unlawful business.
President Greenhut then took the
stand. The stock of the company, he
aaid, wbb $35,000,000. It originally had
82 distilleries.
Representative Bynum asked how the
values of the planta were obtained and
how they were paid for.
Greenhut objected to answerins the
question as it went into the financial
affairß of the company, and then stated
that the plants were appraised by a
committee and paid for in stock of the
company. A number of plants were
afterwards closed aa the demand for the
product was not sufficient to keep them
running, Probably half of the original
piante were diemantled. Small con
cerns and those in unfavorable local
ities were closed and the large once run
to their full capacity. The company
had no agente, ita Bales being made di
rect to wholesaler!).
In answer to a question, Greenhut eaid
Gibson resigned shortly after the Dewar
matter was made public.
When Representative Boatner asked
what were the objects of the organiza
tion, witnesa replied that there were too
many distilleries for the wants of the
country.
Boatner asked if the purpose waa not
to reduce ptoduction.
Greenhut replied that it waa to do
away with destructive competition.
In reply to further questions, Green
hat said hia company waa not a trust.
He knew of no trusts. A trust, in hia
understanding, consisted of the co-opera
tion of different individuals or corpora
tions to limit production and keep up
prices. Hia company found they could
operate fewer distilleries at lesa coet,
supply the demand by working them at
full extent, and put their goods to the
trade at less coat. This was one of tha
objects of the company. Rebatevouch
ers were nuw issued direct from the
haadquarters of the company; heretofore
they had gone through the hands of
wholesale dealers.
Boatner aaid it had been stated before
the committee that the price of whisky
had advanced 25 cents a gallon when a
largefamount of these vouchers was out.
Greenhut eaid no mote than usual
were out then. The price had risen on
account of the agitation before eongreas
looking to an increase in tho internal
revenue tax ou liquore. At thia time
orders for spirits were coming in very
fast. It was an excessive and specula
tive demand and the company advanced
the price to atop it. If it had not done
so it could have aold twice tho amount
of goodß it did. He mew of no gov
ernment officials who%ad stock in the
company at thia time.
Bvnum asked what the market value
of the stock of the company waa.
Greenhut replied that it waa variable,
being just what gamblera chooee to
make it.
When aaked the difference between
his company and the old whisky truat
which it succeeded, Greenhut eaid what
ia known aa the truat waa distillers
organized separately and under a board
of trusteea who issued truct certificates.
The object waa to prevent over-pioduc
tion. The plants were not allowed to
produce any more than could be aold.
The new company absolutely owns all
tbe property itcontrole.
Greenbut'a attention being called to
Dewar'e testimony, and the queation be
ing asked if he wished to cross-examine
Dewar, he said he saw no uae of doing
ao. Dbwar's teßtimony did not refer to
hia company. Gibson had retired from
the company in consequence of the mat
ter, and the company had nothing to do
with him afterwarda. The company did
not pay any of Gibson'a expenses in the
courtß.
This ended Monday's testimony.
Greenhut waa recalled by the commit
tee today. He aaid the legality of the
truat'a rebate vouchers was decided bj
the United Statea courts in three differ
ent cases.
Williaui N. Hobart, treasurer of the
company and a member of tlie firm of
Maddox, Hobart & Co., explained the
use of essences and other cotntxmnds,
and Stockdale asked if the combination
of those with spirits was whisky. He
replied that it wbh a hard question to
answer. Stockdale asked if the com
pounds were not sold for whisky. He
replied that they were, being known to
the trade as domestic Roods. He told
how eueh goods wore branded, and said
dealers knew exactly what they were.
Mr. Stockdale—Then if a customer
orders such a compound and wants it
branded Bourbon, your firm does so.
Mr. Hobart said they did as requested,
but he did not think any one was de
ceived. About one-half of the whiskies
seen iv the country contained essences.
He ciiild not cay to what extent foreign
goods were imitated. The formation of
the distilling company he thought a
benefit to tbe trade.
Dewar was culled and asked how he
came to leave the distilling campany.
He replied that he made application for
a government position, and on being
appointed he reeigued hie place with the
truet. He wae not discharged by Gib
eon. His connection with Gibson had
always been friendly.
J itmes N. Veazey, one of the witnesses
before the whisky truat investigating
committee, has brought suit for $50,000
damage againßt President Greenhut of
the truet for libel.
PANAMA INVESTIGATION.
Tha Pacific Hall Scandal Expected to
Crop Ont.
New York, Feb. 14.—The afternoon
session of the Panama investigation waa
devoted to the examination of Bayard,
the American repreaentative of the
liquidator of the Panama Canal com
pany and director of the Panama rail
road. Representative Geary remarked
during tlie examination that the Pacific
Mail acandal wae going to crop out some
time during the investigation, and aeked
Bayard if the Panama road had not die
criminated against American interests
because it was controlled by French
capitalists. Bayard replied vehemently
"No." He claimed that the quarrel
with the Pacific Mail waa brought about
by the latter company flirting with the
tranacontinental iinea. Appleton was
again called and testified aa to the atti
tude of the Hayes administration to the
canal.
THE TEHUANTEPEO BOID.
Chicago Pluck aud Enterprise Has Com
pleted the Work.
New Orleans, Feb. 14—The Te
hUßntepec railroad acroas the Mexican
ißthmua ie nearly completed. Tho road
waß started in 18G1, but for the last 10
years has been dead. It extends
through a denße swamp, mountains and
foreet. Tho swamp haa been the ob
stacle that stopped the contractors.
Two English syndicates gave it up aa a
bad job. Finally Chicago men under
took the job, put the road through! the
swamp, croaeed and tunneled the moun
tains, and now have ou'.v 40 miles of
straight track to build. "They expect to
have the line in operation from coast to
coast, L'so miles, in three months. It ia
believed that when completed the road
will be operated in the interest of C. P.
Huntington.
CHILE AGAIN OFFiSNDED.

Egan's Appointment as au Arbitrator
Creates Dlspatlsf*ctlon.
New York, Feb. 14. —A dispatch to
the Herald from Valparaiso save : There
ia a great deal of excitement in Santiago
and Valparaiao over tho report that
United States Minister Patrick Egan
will be appointed one of tbe arbitrators
on the part' of the United States to
settle the claims of citizens of the
United States cgainst the Chilean gov
ernment. The appointment of Egan
to any position in connection
with the settlement of these claims,
which have been long pending and
which wete rejected tm several occa
sions, would be accepted by tbe govern
ment and people of Chile as an act of
hostility, and put diplomatic relations
between this republic and the United
States under a severe strain.
PACIFIC MAIL MOSOPOiI.
No Charters to Ite Issued to Competing
Foreign Ships.
San Francisco, Feb. 14.—Collector of
Port Phelps today received instructions
from Washington tbat no permit ehall
be issued to tbe North American Steam
ship company to charter and placo
foreign chips On the route between
thia city aud Panama. The grounds for
the decision ia that no authority exieta
to allow euch voseela to ougage in coast
wise trade in the United States. C. H.
Haßwell, jr., an official of the company,
save the ueci9ion will make no difference
with the planß of the company, which ia
organized for opposition to the Pacific
Mail. Others say the decision is a (treat
blow to the new company.
Crack Wins; Shots.
New York, Feb. 14. —Ueorge Work of
the Larchraont Yacht club today de
feated F. D. Fulford, the world's pro
fessional champion pigeon shot, in a
match at the club grounds. Work killed
88 birda out of 100. Fulford killed 87.
Tne match waa tbe first out of a aeries of
three which will be decided at the club
grounds thia week for a puree of $250 a
side. The conditiona are DO yards rise
and GO yarda boundary.
Poster Will Hot Issne Bonds.
Washington, Feb. 14.—Secretary of
the Treasury Foster re! urned from New
York this morning. He said there was
not now any probability of hia issuing
bonda to build up the reserve. He felt
he could continue to get all the gold
necessary to meet foreign ahipments for
some time. The financial world of New
York was a unit in favor of the repeal
of the Sherman silver purchase law as
a remedy for gold exporte.
DonoTttn Will Surrender.
Albany, N. V.. Feb. 14.—The attor
ney of F. F. Donovan, ex-member of the
state board of arbitration, charged with
being responsible for tbe condition of
Mica Manz iui which led her to submit
to malpractice to be rid of her 6hame,
eaya the girl in an ante-mortuin state
ment exonorated Donovan and that Don
ovan will deliver himself to tho author
ities.
Anxiety far Twenty Miners.
Crested Butte, Mont., Feb. 14. —
Creat anxiety is felt here in regard to 20
miners employed in the Cumberland
mine, located on the north side of Butte
mountain, about 12 tnileß distant. Noth
ing has been heard from them for more
than a month, and It is feared they met
with death from snowelideß during the
recent heavy storms. A relief expedi
tion is being gotten up.
Cnnfldenco fn Dnss.
Pittsburg, Feb. 14 —A meeting of the
Economite society last night adopted
resolutions of confidence in President
Dues, pledging support indefending him
against the action for the appointment
of a receiver.
Death of Bruce Carr.
India.napoi.is, Feb. 14.—Bruce Carr,
ex-state auditor, died this morning,
aged 45. He was one of the youngest
soldiers of the war.
Successful men Becure fine tailoring
with pleasing fit from H, A. Uetz, 112
Weßt Third etreet.
I FORECAST
\ PAIR WEATHER; STATION.
[ ARY TEMPERATURE. WITH
I NORTHERLY WINDS.
t FAIR TODAY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
IRISH HOME RULE FIGHT.
Gladstone Not Fatigued b>
His Labors.
Balfour's Reply to tbe Grand
Old Man's Speech.
He Ridicules the Proposed Flam oi
Local Self-Government.
The Majority or the Irish Member*
Endorse the Measure—Pros
pective Reunion of the
Irish Party,
fly the Associated Press.
London, Feb. 14.—1n the house of
commons today Lord George Hamilton
asked Gladstone when he propoeed to
introduce a bill dealing with the Irish
land tenure. Gladstone declined to
commit the government to any pledge
to introduce a land bill. Balfour then,
amid loud Unionist cheers, begun a re
ply to Gladstone's speech of last even,
ing. He said:
"The house first of all hat a right
to inquire into why any bill, good oi
bad, ie required. The prime miniate!
muat see that a bill of this magnitude ia
hardly justified by any condition oi
affaire like that from which the neces
sity of tbe crimes act arose, ft was a
criminal attempt to set up in Ireland a
legislature practically independent oi
the imperial parliament. Ulster at
least deserved exceptional treatment,
for which no provision appeared in the
bill."
Balfour contended that the plan out
lined for dealing with the constabulary,
with the civil servants of the govern
ment, would certainly lead to the inflic
tion of great hardships.
Balfour then proceeded to criticise the
plan ot treating three constitution! ol
different forms in Ireland. The adoption
of such a scheme wonld, he declared,
plunge atTaivs into a condition of help
less entanglement. [Hear I Hear I] As
to the exercise of power by the imperial
government through parliament, Bal
four held such a provision would lead to
n legislative deadlock in either tbe
English or Irish parliament. It
had been said there would be im
perial supremacy on the understanding
that an honorable bargain was entered
into between the imperial government
aud tne Irish parliament. Speaking for
those honorable members who agreed
with him in political matters, Balfour
declared no such bargain was possible or
would be given. [Cheer*.] If the
supremacy of the British parliament
waß to he preserved, it must be by a
form of eupremacy which would be
operative.
"As to the financial proposals, why
ought this country give Ireland £17,000,
--000? The only reason which I,can con
ceive is the confession that we are
beaten and must pay the amount as a
?ort of war indemnity. , [Laughter.J
Federal government or colonial govern
ment-may be good ; the British consti
tution as :t Btands may be good; but
this bastard combination of the three ig
ludicroui and impossible.
"The primo minister.asks as to re
trace our steps and make progress to
wards disintegration. Do not let us
within the United Kingdom itself en
deavor to bring about a state of thing*
which we see will be so severely pro
ductive oi national weakness. Ireland
is now in process of being united to
Great Britain more closely in the bond
of commoD national affection than ever
before." [Repeated Unionist cheers.]
Brice, chancellor of the Duchy of Lan
caster, replying to Balfour, declared that
the government's justification for bring
ing the bill forward was the failure of
coercion. In regard to Ulster, the house
ought not to judge the situation by the
bluster of certain members.
John Rsdmond (Parnellite), while in
sympathy with the broad principles
of tho bill, found in it grave
blots, and felt it imperative to press
for amendment many of its provisions.
Irishmen always disputed the validity
of the act of union, and if they accepted
the bill, and with it the supremacy oi
the imperial parliament, based upon the
act of union, they must have some
guarantee that the British parliament
would not exercise its right io legislate
over the heads of the Irish parliament
in local matters.
T. W. Russell (Unionist) said Ulster
would oppose the bill to the last.
On motion of Lord Randolph Church
ill the debate then adjourned.
THE HOME RULE BILL.
Interviews Concerning the Measures
William O'Krlen'a Opinion*.
London, Feb. 14.—William O'Brien,
member of parliament for Cork city, eaid
this morning in an interview regarding
the home rule bill: "It eeema to me the
main principles of the bill provide for a
better eettlement of tho home rule queer
tion than that of 1886. Oar chief re»
ervation is on the financial proposals,
It remains to be seen whether Glad
stone's surplus of half a million pounds
is real. Sexton, Dillon, Blake and others
of our friends tear the full extent of the
Irish local charges has not been taken
into account. The proposed contribu
tion for the eupport of the police will
involve a formidable drain for
the first few years. Irishmen will
held their opinions on such matters at
present and do the threshing out when
the figures are fully examined and un
derstood. Nevertheless, the main lines
of the bill are a noble and sufficient set
tlement of the national claims. We are
able heartily to recommend Irish ac
ceptance of the measure. It gives us
substantial control of our domestic af
fairs. We should not be justified in
resenting the provisions giving the mi
nority adequate representation, and
provid : ng tor a veto by the crown and
the supremacy of the imperial parlia
ment. The second chamber will doubt
less be a considerable drag, and the

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