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TODAY'S FORECAST.
FOR THE DISTRICT OP SOUTH
ERN CALIFORNIA: PAIR WEATH
ER; NEARLY STATIONARY TEfT
PLKATURE; NORTHERLY WINDS.
VOL. XLI. NO 38.
OWING II HI BAT DEMAND
We were obliged to order five cases of
CHILDREN'S OVERCOATS
They are now in. These goods are strictly all-wool,
with long cape, at the very low price of $5.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦«♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
With Each Coat You Also Get a Ticket
Making You a Participant in Our
TWENTY-FITE MAHNIFICEKT GIFTS
Have the boys look at the two fine bicycles.
With the above goods we have also received another
invoice of those very popular
ALL-WOOL MEN'S SUITS
AT $10 AND $12.
Mullen, Bluett i Go.
CORNER SPRING AND FIRST STREETS.
CRYSTAL PALACE,
138, 140, 142 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
We Have Made Arrangements with Several of the largest
Manufacturers of
GAS FIXTUfWd
To act as their agents. We offer their goods at a
DISCOUNT OF 50 PER CENT FROM
THEIR PRICE LIST. We are just in receipt of
an elegant assortment, selected personally from
manufacturers, which we sell at a discount of 30
per cent.
MEYBERG BROS.
. Two Gold
AWARDED
World's Fair Convention of tbe Photographic issoc'n.
|The ONLY Photographer ot the Pacific Coast Exhibitors Receiving au Award. ]
WORLD'S FAIR MEDAL. OF HONOR.
Four Silver First-Prize Medal*, San Fraucisco, February, 1893.
All Premiums and Diplomas Awarded at Late Los Angeles Fair
STUDIO 220 SOUTH SPRING ST.
OPP. LOS ASqgLES THKAT&B AND HOU.BNBKQK.
BROS,
SOOCEB3ORB TO BAILEY & BARKER BROS.
Stimson Block, Corner of Third and Spring Streets.
We Call Attention to a New Carload of the
■ NEW WELCH FOLDING BED
ffllW \\ Jl If Ml Just received. Taken look at them. Wo
\\ \l >'r*LiU—~*2£T /£. have a whole window lull—ill 1;Ind, and
U JiS^--~J^^ combinations, with socre.aries, book case.
■ "...''l eh.Homers, sldeboard« lßt o. They are beau-
T £iai S£^£3l2piTi:i'"Si tle< ' " v mi»takc; and they are selling, 100
W?3 A J read >' 11 * uu,i Patrl of the car is gone.
T^"~7 == \Z3 There is reison why the Welch should be
b I3V IwSfSbSaHill j£Z? pooolar. 11 is a pretty bed; tak-j one that
t-„fl gf*- II lfcttiWt2*'- J 'mm combines tbe book ca«c, secretary, chlffon-
WtSr*>>JL WfL tor aud bod, and It furuiahes a room nic>ly
Y\r* But lt» best p dnt is its safety-no accident
<Ejf •—fc 33 ever happened with a Welch tied. We all
ff\> jaft "-st*— * now tbn cannot be said ol all beds, as
T_t t HJf • you value your life and the life of your
•"A- 3 ta*v loved ones, be careful In this regard-when
J» \ buying a folding lt d to get a SAFE one.
Come aud >cc tbe Welch.
The STANDARD Sewing: Machine took
first prize at the World's Fair. Fastest!
yini'tt'-t! Easiest ou earth! Try it and
you will surely buy it. WILLIAMMW
BROS,' MUSIC STORE, 327 S. Spring st.
KINGSLEY & BARNES,
ART PRINTERS
COrWtK-I'LATB PBINTINti,
WEDDIKG INVITATIONS, ETC.,
VISITING CAitDH, ETC.
211 New Hiffh Street, Fulton Block,
Nosr Franklin st., ground floor, Tol. 417.
The Herald
BLANK
BOOKS.
GLASS & LONG.
TEMPLE AND NKW 111011 Srs.
Tel. 535. lia-Tly] MM ANUKLK3.
LOS ANGELES; SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1893.
SNOW AMONG THE ROSES.
The Weather Clerk Makes a
Bad Break.
A Genuine Snow Storm in the
Orange Belt.
Foothills and Mesa Covered With
"the Beautiful."
The Orange Crop In Great Dancer a
Blveralde, Kad lands and San
Bernardino—An Unprece
dented Gold Snap.
Special to the Bf.rald.
San Bernardino, Nov. 17.—The first
snowstorm Bince February 12, 1882, vis
ited this section today. About 5:30
this morning rain commenced to fall
and continued till noon, when the first
snow was wafted to this city by a strong
northern wind wbieh bad suddenly
shifted from tho south. At one time
tbis morning the thermometer was no
ticed to register as low as 31 degrees
but it commenced to rice as tbe snow
began to fall and thereafter remained
about 40 degrees throughout the day.
The water on tbe ground melted tbe
snow as soon as it fell and carried it oil
in the gutters. Flakes fell quite steadily
during the afternoon and became much
thicker aa the afternoon advanced.
About 2:30 p.m. hail fell for 15 minutes,
when snow took its place again. Your
representative interviewed several
prominent horticulturaliste and orange
growers this afternoon, and all were of
the opinion that tbe storm had not
caused any damage yet, bat they would
not talk when asked as to tbe damage
which might result before morning.
Should the strong north wind drop and
the night become clear and dry it would
be Impossible to save the orange crop.
: Should this state of affairs take place
'the growers live in hopes tbat tbe wind
will continue to blow and thns not allow
the frost to Bettle. Tbe wet ground will
also materially aid in absorbing tbis
deadly enemy. The orange crop is very
large, and should it be damaged by a
freeze similar to that of 1891 the loss
will not be less than $1,000,000 in thia
section. The mountains to tbe north
nnd east are covered with snow probably
two feet deep, while tbe hills between
tbis city and Riverside are covered to a
depth of six inches to a foot. A severe
north wind is blowing at 10 o'clock aud
the ait continues -
HNOW AT RIVERSIDE.'
Riverside, Nov. 17. —Rain commenced
falling here early this morning and con
tinued till about noon, when snow waß
noticed to nave taken the place of the
water. The wind changed from couth
to north just before tbe snow commenced
falling. The water on the ground in tbe
level country soon absorbed the snow,
but the low hills just north and east'of
town are covered to the depth of from
six inches to a foot and a half. Promi
nent horticulturists are of the opinion
that no material damage will result from
tbe storm unless tbe strong wind now
blowing should cease and the atmos
phere clear up and become dry, wben
the thermometer would fall to 26 to 28
degrees. Oranges would then be frozen
stiff and result in considerable loss to
this section. Tbe dampness in tbe
ground will bave a tendency to keep the
frost from settling. Many growers will
stay up tonight to watch the result of
tbe Btorm. Tbe oranges are almost ma
tured and are at a point where they
would freeze very easily.
SOMETHING NEW AT RBDLANDB.
Redlands, Cal,, Nov. 17.—Snow fall
ing on the streets of this city tonight
was something many people bad never
witnessed before. The rain which had
been falling since early morning gave
way about noon to a light snow. Tbe
wind from tbe north was bitter cold as
it came over the snow on the mountains
to the north of the city. Damage to tbe
orange crop ie not anticipated, although
many are of tbe opinion tbat tbey will
Buffer if the wind ehou'd cease and a
clear dry night follow. The thermome
ter would doubtless drop to 20 degrees
and freeze the unprotected oranges. At
a late hour the wind continues to blow
and tbe air remains about the same.
THE STOUM AT HIGHLANDS.
HIGHLANDS, Nov. 17.—A snow storm
visited this section today, but did not
cause any damage, as the north wind
which accompanied it did not allow it
to settle. Thb damp ground melted the
flakes as soon as tbey fell, and the water
ran off in tbe gutters. Tbe mountains
are covered with snow and the air la
very cold. Should the wind die down
much damage will result to tiie orange
crop here, which is very large. The
thermometer ranged from 32 to 40 de
grees throughout the day.
AT BAKERSFIBLD.
Bakersfield, Nov. 17.—About 8
o'clock thia morning a heavy wind came
up, followed for several hours by hail,
rain and snow. The snow was a great
surprise to new comers, who had been
assured tbat the whits flakes never ap
peared here.
nAUDAEU KKL.EASBD.
Or. Parkharel'. naperlntendent Dis
charged (mm the lambi.
New Yokk, Nov. 17.—A decision was
banded down today in tbe general term
of tbe supreme court in the now famous
case of ('barge W. Gardner, superin
tendent of Dr. Parkhurst's society, who
waß convicted in tbe court of general
sessions for extorting money from Lillian
Clifton, proprietress of a disorderly
house. The decision of tbe court sets
aside the verdict of tbe jury which tried
and convicted bim, and an order has
been issued directing that Gardner be
discharged irom the Tombs, where he
has been confined.
Fine work and stylish shapes. Take
felt and Btraw hats to Thurston's straw
works, 264 $. Main St., opposite Third.
DID HE ROB HIMSELF?
Treasurer Drake of tha Three I'a Under
Snaplclon.
Chicago, Nov. 17. —The police tell a
queer story regarding tbe $20,000 rob
bery of Treasurer Drake of the Indiana,
Illinois' and lowa railway. City Detec
tive Plunkett this afternoon said:
"While I was questioning Drake he sud
denly grew very angry and said he did
not sea what tbe city police took bo
much interest in tbe robbery for; it did
not concern tbe people st iarge, and the
matter might as well be dropped, as the
loss only affected his father and him
self. The case, I understand, has been
turned over to the detectives by General
Drake."
Tbe police are now devoting their at
tention to tracing up several stories re
garding young Drake's past, and Assist
ant Superintendent Kippley said this
afternoon : "We shall not cease work on
this alleged robbery until it has been es
tablished that actual robbers did tbe
job or not. The fact that the loser does
not care to prosecute Uie search makes
no difference with our duty."
N X 1.1. V MAHONKY'S 1 ATK,
Assaulted and Lucked Up for a Month
In a Foul Cellar.
Bridgeport, Ct., Nov. 17.—Nelly Ma
honey, 18 years old, was confined in an
unused cellar for a month by William
H. McCook, aged CO, who has a wite and
several children. The girl wbb found by
the proprietor of a store above the cellar
today in a terrible condition. Her
clothing was tilth-, and ber hair un
combed since she was imprisoned. Mc-
Cook has carried meats to her. He as
saulted her in a store where he was
working tbe evening he locked her up.
He has been arrested.
THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR
A LIVELY SESSION OF THE GEN
ERAL ASSEMBLY.
Sir. Powderly Defends Blinaeir Against
the Charges of Secretary Hayes—
Consolidation of Labor
Organizations.
Philadelphia, Nov. 17.—Tho fourth
day of the Knights of Labor assembly
was tbe liveliest yet. Powderly made a
scathing denunciation of the methods of
certain men in tbe order and denounced
the charge made by Secretary and Treas
urer Hayes as absolutely and unquali
fiedly false. He eaid there had been no
misapplication of funds donated to the
relief of the strikers at Homestead and
the netfStiT* V*ard
was open to tbe inspection of the dele
gates to the tieneral assembly. He
asked the general assembly if tbey were
not satisfied with his explanation. He
intimated that charges and false re
ports were giyen to newspaper repre-
Bsntatives by persons who bad griev
ances, real or fancied, against members
of the executive board.
He stated be had the personal assur
ance of the officials of several large labor
organizations tbat tbey would take im
mediate steps to set the matter of amal
gamation with the Knights before their
respective associations. i
A meeting wae held tonight lor the
purpose of considering ways and means
for the amalgamation of all tbe existing
labor organizations. It is asserted that
representatives from all the iarge bodies
of workiogmen were present, and plans
formed that if carried out will bring
about a consolidation. Those present
are eaid to represent a member
ship of from 750,000 to 1,000,000.
Just what oiganizatione outside
the Knights of Labor and the
Federation of Labor, were repre
sented, could not be ascertained, it be
ing explained that the representatives
at the meeting, while being men of
influence in their order, were not offi
cially authorized to act. If the Knights
of Labor representatives at tbe meeting
have any say, however, Mr. Powderly, it
is stated, wiil occupy a prominent ex
ecutive position in the new order. The
matter will De brought before the gen
eral assembly tomorrow, and the friends
of Mr. Powderiy think they can carry it
through.
NATIONAL BANK NOTES.
An Order That Will Restrict Tholr Re
d«Mnptlon«
Washington, Nov. 17.—An order that
will have a tendency to restrict the re
demption of national bank notes, was
issued by Tieasurer Morgan today. It
provides tbat ''on and after November
27, 1893, the charges of transportation
of national bank notes to tne treasurer
of the United States for redemption un
der the act approved June 20, 1874, (18
statutes 193) must be paid by the party
making tbe remittance. If the charges
are not prepaid the amount thereof wiil
be deducted from the proceeds.
A RAID ON AIOONSjHINERS.
Beputy Marshall Uava a Battle With
Alabama Desperadoes.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 17.—A posse
of deputy marshals made a raid on
moonshiners in Randolph county,last
night, destroying a dozen large stills and
capturing John Fuller and Herman Hix,
notorious moonshiners. A party of the
prisoners' friends attempted to rescue
tbem and a desperate battle followed.
Andrew Howell was killed and two res
cuers fatally wounded.
The National Orange.
Syracuse, N. V., Nov. 17.—The third
day's session of the National Grange
opened today with Overseer E. W. Davis
of California in tbe chair. The roll of
states was called and business intro
duced without debate. Mrs. C. Electra
Bowen, Pomona, of Connecticut, made
a report of the grange work in that city.
Mrs. J. J. Woodman of Michigan re
ported for the committee on woman's
work.
A line of tine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and see tbem,
311 South Spring street.
HELLO'S STAR WANING.
The Brazilian Revolution on
the Decline.
Government Forces Regaining
Lost Ground.
Foreign Intervention in the Bay of
Rio de Janeiro.
Munition* of War Not Permitted to Be
Landed—Mello Declares Horn
Pedro's Grand.on to Be
President.
! By" the Associated Press.
Nbw Yobk, Nov. 17.—The Herald's
; Montevideo dispatch says: A dispatch
I irom Rio says Peixoto's government has
: made the iormal announcement that
federal troopß have taken possession of
tbe entire province o! Santa Catbarina,
with the exception of the island. Tbis
still remains in tbe rebels' bands.
A cable from Rio Janeiro says, in the
suburb of Nictheroy, over 100 houses
have been destroyed by rebel shells and
2000 people injured. The streets are full
of dead bodies.
The United States marshal has levied
an attachment on tbe new Brazilian
j warship Nictheroy, formerly El Cid, re
straining ber from leaving port till the
wages of two of her engineers and three
of ber cooks are paid. These men were
promised $100 a month but were notified
this morning that tbey would be paid
only $45. .
Boston, Nov. 17. —The steamship
Yarmouth, of tbe Boston and Yar
mouth Steamship company, has been
sold to Flint & Co. of New York, agents
of President Peixoto of Brazil. The
sum paid was $320,000,
Washington, Nov. 17. —Picking, com
mander of the United States navy in
Brazil, wires the navy department that
eight nations, including tbe United
States, decided not to allow munitions of
war landed at Rio de Janeiro. Tbe Bra
zilian government is in possession of
Santos and tbe connection there to Rio
by rail, and munitions of war must be
landed at Santos. Yesterday the insur
gents dressed ship and tbe Brazilian
government bred a salute in celebration
of tbe anniversary of the establishment
of the republic.
Secretary Herbert, in answer to in
quiries aB to the significance of the ac
tion of the naval representatives, said.:
"it looks to me that this means that
Mello is being very much crippled. Tbe
dispatches 1 have received, taking
them ail together, indicate tbat
Mello should not have any cause
for firing on Rio de Janeiro. There is
a concerted effort on tbe part of the
naval representatives to prevent any
tiring on Rio by Mello or on Mello from
tbe other side. The object of tbe naval
representatives in making tbis declara
tion ie for the protection of commerce.
If Mello cannot fire on Rio, and
if he cannot stop commerce, be
will not effect much. Mello' decorated
his ships for tbe show. He wants to
give out the impression that he is for
the government. The fact tbat he did
this leads me to believe that be is weak
ening, and that he considers the exist
ing government the strongest side."
The state department has no informa
tion of the reported arrest in Desterro,
of United States Consular Agent Grant
by the Brazilian rebels.
Paris, Nov. 17.—A telegram from
Madrid says the Spanish foreign office
has received news that the insurgent
Admiral Mello has proclaimed the son
of Gomte d'Eu president of Brazil.
CLEVELAND'S MALADY.
The President Said to Be Suffering from
a Paluf'il Al,.oess.
New York, Nov. 17.—An afternoon
paper says: Light is beginning to dawn
upon the object of President Cleveland's
hurried and mysterious visit to this city
Wednesday. Notwithstanding the state
ment tbat Cleveland is enjoying
the best of health, it is under
stood today that such is really
not the case. Tbe rumors have been
traced to a prominent surgeon of this
city who is in the confidence of Cleve
land's professional advisers. He stated
that the real object of tbe president's
visit here was to get advice about a
painful abscess which he has. Dr.
Bryant, Cleveland.! physician, when
seen refused to affirm or deny the ru
mor about his patient's aflliction.
UNDER MARTIAL L&IY.
Nocturnal Piowlers In Chicago to Olve
Accnaut of Theuiselvea-
Chicago, Nov. 17. —Beginning tonight
at 1 o'clock the city is practically nnder
martial law. Chief of Police Brennan
today informed tbe inspectors that
he intended to adopt strict measures,
and after 1 o'clock each night he de
sired to have tbe police force put in cit
izens' clothes aud placed upon the
streets to stop and question every in
dividual found out after that hour. If
the answers are not satisfactory when
accosted, he will be arrested. Tbe
measure is deemed necessary on ac
count of tbe large number of highway
robberies and sand-baggings which have
occurred of late.
The l'hlrd Fire Victim.
Madison, Wis., Nov. 17.—Frances
Henneberry, aged 9, of Chicago, died
tbis evening, making the third victim of
tbe Catholic seminary fire last night.
The others injured are out of danger.
TV. H. Mills' Preferment.
San Francisco, Nov. 17.— W. H. Millr,
general land agent of tbe Central Pacific
company, was today elected director of
the same company to succeed H. A.
Cummings, deceased.
All desiring a correct fit and first-class
work in merchant tailoring cal 1 on H
A. Getz, 112 W. Third st.
Conn bapd instruments. Agency at
Fitzgerald's.cor.Spring and Franklin sts.
THE MIDWINTER FAIR.
Gronnda and Floor Space Enlarged—
Railroad Exhibits.
San Francisco, Nov. 17.—Applications
for ground space at tbe midwinter fair
have been received in such numbers
that it was necessary for the fair man
agement to make application on tbe
park commissioners for 60 additional
acres of ground, which was granted
them to«*ay. The exposition grounds
now cover a space of 180 acres.
It has also been decided to build an
annex to the manufactures and liberal
arts building. Tbis annex will be in
the rear of the building and will be 75
feet in depth and will run tbe entire
length of the main building, 4G2 feet.
This will give an added floor space of
34,650 square feet.
Arrangements have been perfected for
the exhibition at the fair of tbe famous
engine, No. 999, which has a record of
miles an bonr; also one of the
Wagner company's beautiful trains; the
engine De Witt Clinton, and the first
steam railroad train ever run in New
York. This will furnish visitors to the
exposition an attraction for which a
very general demand has been made.
A CRANK'S 11DLLET
Narrowly Mlaaea the Veteran Actor, Joe
Jefferson.
New York, Nov. 17.—Joseph Jeffer
son, the actor, came near being killed
by tbe bullet of a crank, who shot into
Delmonico's last night. Mr. Jefferson
had just left tbe seat over which the
bullet coursed to the wall, where it
struck, and was thus providentially
saved. Roeth, who did tbe shooting,
was today charged witn insanity and
committed for examination.
RAYMOND'S RECOMPENSE
A WELL-KNOWN SWINDLER GETS
HIS DESERTS.
He Sold Worth leas Desert Land to Unsus
pecting Settlers, for Which He
Will Serve Three Years
In State's Prison.
Cincinnati, Nov. 17.—1n the district
court today, before Judge Sager and a
jury, tbe trial of Walter J. Raymond of
Dayton, upon indictments for using the
United States mail for fraudulent pur
poses, was completed. Raymond was,
advertising, through letters and circu
lars, California land, which he offered
for sale at $100 an acre, guaranteeing an
annual profit of $50 an acre. The gov
ernment sttowed that the laid Raymond
offered was in a portion of San Diego
county, Cat, 18 miles from water, where
nothing could possibly be grown. Ray
mond's defense was tbat be was de
ceived by bis son as to the character of
tbe land. Witnesses were brought here
from California and- a desperate fight
made by Raymond, who, it was shown,
deceived many men. The jury found
bim guilty today and Judge Sager this
evening sentenced bim to three years'
imprisonment and a fine of $500.
THE WEEK'S CLEARANCES.
Los Angelas Again Makes a Phenomenal
Showing.
New York, Nov. 17.—Following is
Bradstreet'e tabulated result of tbe
bank clearances of the principal cities of
the United States for the week ending
Thursday, November 16th:
Per ct. Per ct.
Clearances. Inc. Dec.
New York $553,03(1,000 .... 28.9
Chicago 92,008,000 .... 17.8
Bjslon 88 211.000 .... 1H.7
Philadelphia 029-9,000 .... lift
St Louie 24,3 0,000 .... 11.1
tf an Francisco.... 14 854,0.10 .... 25. i
Baltimore 18.858 nno .... 14.8
Pittsburg 12,803,000 .... 11.1
Clacinnati 12,6V8.000 .... 1« 1
New Orleans... . lit, 189,000 .... 11.4
Kai.sas City .... 0 AY 9,000 .... 24 0
Minneapolis ... 7,850.000 .... 37.5
Omaha 5,2f)7,000 .... lli.O
St. Paul 4.'i(i7,(HiO ... 83.0
Denver 2,53 d 000 ... no 0
Fortlaul, Ore ... I,3uti.(ioo . . :iO O
LOS ANGIiLEH 1,047.000 23.7
Taccma 047 000 .... 48 5
Seattle 577.000 45 .<>
Spoknuo. 256,000 .... 77.8
Total of the leading cities in the
United States, $1,010,417,101, a de
crease of 23.9 per cent as compared with
the same week last year.
SO LOKCiKK A THEORY,
Kluctriolty Successfully Applied to the
Propulsion of Boats.
Rocukstbb, N. Y.,Nov. 17 —The elec
trical propulsion of commercial boats
on canalß ie no longer a theory, but a
demonstrated success. Mule and steam
power alike are doomed by.tbe new
power, which waß successfully tested at
8 o'clock tonight alongside the village of
Brighton, (our mileß from liocheeter, on
the waterway of the Erie canal. The
old steamboat Ceres, now the Frank W.
llawley, named after the promoter of the
scheme, was fitted with an electric motor
by the Westinghouse company, instead
of a boiler and engine, taking power
from a trolley wire overhead. She
started off without a bitch or hindrance.
The electric current was taken from
the Rochester etreet railway, 500 volts
power. The trial was successful in
every way. Governor Flower and reti
nue arrived this afternoon and the offi
cial test was set for tomorrow at 10 a.m.
England. Shipbuilding Piogramrae.
London, Nov. 17.—1n the commons
today Mr. Gladstone, replying to a ques
tion regarding the new shipbuilding
programme of the navy, eaid that esti
mates would be presented next session,
and meantime there need be no appre
hension of the maintenance of ling
land's distinct naval supremacy.
Admiral Seymour Knighted.
London, Nov. 17.— Admiral Sir
Michael Culnie-Seyrnour, wbo com
manded tbe British fleet tbat visited
Toranto, Italy, has been appointed
knight commander of the bath.
Stop that cough by using Dr. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it fails to cure. For sale by
Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and
Spring sts.
MARRIED HIS SERVANT.
CHARLES LANGFORD (JETS A
"SECRET" DIVORCe, MARRIES
HIS SERVANT AND LEAVES HER
HIS PROPERTY.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SOMEONE HAS BLUNDERED
Gossip About, the Hawaiian
Situation.
Cleveland's Policy Generally
Condemned.
Ex-Secretary of the Navy Thompson
Heard From.
Senator Pefrer Talks—The Provisional
Government Not Likely to Submit
Tamely to theEdlct from
Washington.
By the Associated Press.
Tkkkk Haute, Ind., Nov. 17.—Com
menting on the report that Minister -
Willis had been placed in supreme com
mand oi the naval forces at Hawaii, and
that regular officers of the navy are com
manded to obey such orders as he may
issue, ex-Secretary of the Navy Thomp
son said tonight: "By what authority
the president issued such an order is
hard to understand. The president li
commander-in-chief of tbe army and
: navy, and during a state of war may
place at the head of either whomsoever
he pleases, but if there ie not war his
nomination must be confirmed before it
can take effect. In time of peace
lar officer of the navy is in command,
and he cannot be superseded even by
the orders of the president. If the ru
mor referred to is true, the president
evidently has regarded himself as above
both the constitution and law, and in so
doing assuming authority which the
queen of England would not dare exer
cise."
AN INTERESTING TALK.
Washington, Nov. 17.— N. A. Arm
strong, at one time attorney-general of
the Hawaiian islands, talkt interest
ingly of the situation there. He said
today: "It seemed to me as much as
10 years ago tbat it was not possible to
maintain tbe existing form of govern
ment. Then the white people were
loyal to the monarchy beyond what any
of the natives were. Aa a matter of
fact, tbe natives never were in sympathy
with the constitutional government that
succeeded the rale of superstition and
blood of the old chiefs. If at
any time the white people's support
had been withdrawn it would have
[■crumbled to pieces. Liliuokalani waa
\ appointed regent in Kalakaua's absence)
jon bis trin around the world, on which
I I accompanied him. The late H. A. P.
Carter, formerly Hawaiian minister at
I Washington, acted as attorney general
'ad interim in my place, and one of the
i first things be said to me when we got
back was tbat if Liliuokalani ever suc
ceeded to tbe throne there would be
trouble for the people of tbe islands.
Even of Kalakaua, who wae more popu
lar thau Liliuokalani, the natives al
ways eaid : 'Sole aliu;' 'he is no chief.'"
minister Willis's dispatch,
Chicago, Nov. 17. —A Washington spe
cial says : The contents of the cipher
dispatch from Willis, at Hawaii, to
Gresham, are now known. The dispatch
informed the department that the pro
visional government was prepared to re
sist overthrow. Willis discovered upon
his arrival tbat the provisional govern,
uient, it it bad not anticipated the ul
timatum of Cleveland, was at least pre
pared for it. A cargo ol arms and
ammunition bad just arrived for
the provisional government and
was in its possession. Tbe cargo
comprised 100 stacks of improved rifles,
four Gatling machine guns and two
Maxim rapid-fire guns with a bountiful
Bupply of ammunition. Until tbe re
ceipt of this dispatch all the sdmime
nation officials were sanguine and pub
licly expressed tbe firm conviction that
the provisional government would
quietly submit to the edict of this gov.
ernment. The collection of arms puts a
different phase on the matter. It shows
hey ml question that tbe Dole party in.
tends to maintain its position, if possi
ble. It also puts Minister Willis
in a rather embarrassing position,
for it now transpires that bis instruc
tions did not admit of his going to tba
limit of using marines for accomplishing
the queen's transfer to the throne, with*
out first informing the state department
of such necessity. His dispatch, there
fore, plainly indicates that he considers
a resort to arms necessary. That tha
minister will get such instructions there
can hardly be any reason to doubt, iv
view of the positive position taken by
the president.
It is said Willis' dispatch contained
the statement that the provisional gov
ernment has gradually accumulated
munitions of war till it has on hand
| 1000 rifles, two gatling guns and four
I Maxim guns, besides plenty of ammuni-
I tion. The available force of police
officers and guards on hourly duty in
Honolulu is 280, while thero is n reserve,
militia of 500 which can be called to
gether in 30 minutes' notice, and there
are further reserves which swell th*
total under the provisional government
to 1100. It is supposed 500 more could
be had from the other islands.
nothing to give out.
Washington, Nov. 17. — Secretary
Gresham today said to an Associated
Press reporter, with some emphasis,
that nothing farther would be given out
on the subject of Hawaii. Blount's re
port was not to be given to the public.
He strongly intimated that there was
nothing in the report not indicated io
the secretary's letter to the president,
He declared that titere was no
truth whatever in the story tbat
tbe department has a tug outside of
San Francisco harbor to gain time in
bringing dispatches from Ministei
Willis into port. He went on to say
it was not true that anything furtbei
had been dispatched to Minister Willis,
Tbis assertion seems to be meant as an
intimation tbat Willis has received his
instructions and is fully equipped to act
in all contingencies.
SENATOR PKFFSR'b VIEWS.
Senator l'effer takes decided ground
against the present position of tb«

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