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VOL. XLI. NO 42.
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WORLD'S FAIR M EDAL OF" HONOR.
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Ail Premiums and Diplomas Awarded at Late Los Amreles Faic.
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LOS ANGELES: WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 22, 1893.
FRICO'S MIDWINTER FAIR.
Design for the Festival Hall
San Joaquin County's Proposed
Prof. E. E. Smith Appointed Chief of
Th* California Praia Association to
Have Head <| narter* —Trial of Chris
Evan*—Coast News In
By the Associated Press.
Sak Fbancisco, Nov. 21.—The deilgn
for the festival hall which is to be erected
in the center of the new addition of 60
acres to the midwinter fair, bae been
accepted. It is a two-Btory building
abont 180 by 1(10 feet, in Mexican-Span
ish style of architecture. On the main
floor there is to be a large auditorium
with a gallery and stage, at the side of
which are 12 boxes. The auditorium
will seat 8500 people on the main floor
and 3000 people in the gallery. The
other floor will be occupied by tbe
bureau of admissions, bureau of conces
sions, drill room and a dormitory for
fair guards and a general postoffice.
The main feature o( tbe exterior will be
the enormous size of the entrance
portico arches, which will be 36 leet
wide and 40 feet high.
San Joaquin county's representative
completed his arrangements for hie
oounty and has secured a location west
of the north counties building, between
it and Strawberry bill. It will occupy
a space 152 by 90 feet, and will be built
in tbe shape O* a cross. San Joaquin
oounty will spend $10,000 on its build
ing, and proposes malting ac fine a dis
play as any county in the atate.
Prof. Emory E. Smith, of Stanford
university, has beep appointed chief of
the department of horticulture, and will
assume hie duties at once.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Nov. 21.—A. B.
Lemmon, president of the California
Press association, has announced the
following committee which is to arrange
headquarters for tne press association at
tbe midwinter fair and to provide for
maintaining the same f J. A.Pitcher,
editor of the Herald, Auburn; ti. M.
Frances. Register, Napa; J. W. Fergu
son, Expositor, Fresno; if. Z. Osborne,
Express, Los Angelea; T. W. Sbeehan,
business manager Ipf tbe Record-Union,
Sacramento. It fe the intention Of tbe
association to open betrtquarters in
wl ... ti uuc*p ail. the California papers
on file ard to receive all newspaper vis
itor* to tire fair.
THE EVANS TRIAL.
Counsel ror the Defense Delaying the
Selection of a Jary.
Fresno, Nov. 21.—The selection of a
jury for the trial of Chris Evans, on
tbe charge of murdering Vie Wiison,
was continued before Judge Harris this
morning. It is notable that the defense
is asking many apparant trivial and use
less questions, and the impression ie
tbey are trying for some reason to delay
tbe work of getting a jury. Notwith
standing the lengthy examinations, six
jurors were accepted today. At tbe
close of the session the defendant's at
torneys objected to Sheriff Scott's depu
ties having charge of the jury, on the
ground that the sheriff was interested
in tbe reward for the conviction of
F.vans. The objections were sustained
and J. W. Smyth was appointed by the
court as special officer. Altogether 33
jurors have been examined. The regu
lar venire will probably be exhausted
in tbe morning and a special issued. It
is said the defense will object to Sheriff
Scott or bis deputies serving summons
for tbe special venire, on the same
ground aB the objection heretofore men
tioned was based on.
THROWN DOWN STAIRS.
An Oakland Millionaire. Wife Seriously
Ban Fbancisco, Nov. 21.—Mrs. Philip
Boogar, wife of an Oakland millionaire,
who was mysteriously poisoned and
spirited away from her, wae ejected
from her hueband's room tonight and
seriously injured. She says that M. M.
Foote, president of the society for the
protection of the people, charged her
with ineanity. James Smith, marshal
of the same society, a man named Sulli
van and Herbert Ohoyneki threw her
down two flights of stairs and otherwise
maltreated her. Boogar and his wife
had a disagreement, but when be wae
taken sick she found where he ~as liv
ing and insisted on remaining in his
Death of August Heilbron.
Sacramento, Nov. 21.—August Heil
bron, one of tbe wealthiest and best
known citizens of Sacramento, who had
large atock-raiaing interests in tbia vicin
ity and Fresno county, died thia morning
at the age of 58 yeara. He waa inter
ested in tbe hardware firm of Shaw,
Ingram & Batcher, Sacramento, and
Hawley, Heilbron & Co.. of San Fran
THE LEHIGH STRIKE,
Mo Change Noted In the situation Yes
New YpBK, Nov. 21.—As far aa tbis
end of tne Lehigh Valley strike is con
cerned there is practically no change.
No freight haa moved and the Jersey
City yards have tbe same desolate look
ing aspect they had yesterday. *
Wilkebbabre, Pa., Nov. 21.—Trouble
waa expected at the Lehigh Valley eta
tion tonight and tbe eheriif swore iv
depntiea, but at a late hour everything
ia quiet, though the aignal lights are
broken, bnt it is alleged, by boys.
Philadelphia, Nov. 21.—The Lehigh
strike situation at this point is prac
POWDERLY ON TOP.
The Financial Committee Kndorae* Hl*
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 21.—The fin
ancial committee of tbe Knight of Labor
reported tonight. Tbe general execu
tive committee is exonerated aud the
order finds itself in a fair financial con
dition. The report fully sustains General
Master Workman Powderly and tbe ex
ecutive board in the manner thestrikers'
fund was disposed of. It is unofficially
announced that all the grand offices will
he declared vacant tomorrow and a new
election called for the purpose of ousting
tbe Hayes faction.
PROSPECTS FOR A ROW.
The Canadian Pacific's Low Rate to the
Chicago, Nov. 21.—The Canadian
Pacific is now making a rate of $U> 50
from St. Paul to Victoria, B. C, which,
added to tbe $4 rate by steamer, makes
$20.50, tbe total rate from St. Paul to
San Francisco. Chicago brokers are
thus able to make a rate of $32 from
here to San Fiancisco, and are catching
the majority of tbe business, and there
are prospecte of a lively row.
Commodore Skerrett'a Promotion.
Washington, Nov. 21. — Commodore
Skerrett sailed for his new station on
the steamer China, from San Francisco
today. His examination for promotion
proved satisfactory. It is said be will
be promoted to full tank of rear ad
miral when Admiral Blknap retires.
A GOLDBUG LOVEFEAST.
NEW YOjtK CHAMBER OF COM
Secretary Carlisle the Honored Gnest
.of the Occasion —He Discourses on
the necessity or a Single \ i
New York, Nov. 2i.--The 125 th an
nual banquet of the chamber of com
merce took place tonight. Three) hun
dred prominent bttainess men were
present. Charles S. Smith, president of
the chamber, presided *at the table.
Hon. John G." Carlisle, secretary ol the
treasury, occupied the goat of hoVior.
.Among othetßi present were it in,
William Waiter PhelpiflAk VVhitokw
Reid, Hod. Carl Schurk, t. Clair
McKelway, Hon. Mala* Halst**', Hon.
James H. Eckels, Gsi>rg« 11. ''a%i»n of
Chicago, Hon. William ti. HorrSower,
and Florence O'Brsn doriaeoflfc In
iiis opening epc th the gresidenfttbok
especial oains to como. dfl thecbaicter
of the Neve, iorfc batiks aftd tUeirSttti
tude towards the aAntry.Jiurijjjj till re-
lion. John G. Carlisle, secretary of
the treasury, responded to the first
toast of the evening, which was: Com
merce demands and the honor of the
country requires that the obligations
of tbe United States shall be paid in
coin current in any market of the world,
and that the question eball be settled
for all time and beyond controversy.
Carlisle in part said: "Whileit would
be unfair to attribute tbe unequal dis
tribution of our trade with tbe outside
world to the character of tbeir fiscal
legislation, I tbink it may be eafely as
serted that this country could not long
maintain its present position as one of
tbe most conspicuous and important
commercial nations which now control
tbe trade of the world, unless we pre
serve a monetary system substantially,
at leaßt, in accord with the monetary
systems of the other principal nations.
We can not possibly change the situa
tion, and consequently the only practi
cal question ia whether it is better to
establish by laws an inferior kind of
money for use at home, exclusively, and
another kind for the use abroad, or have
all our money good enough for use in
every market where our people trade.
Gold is the ouly international money.
It ia useless for the advocateß of a differ
ent ayatem to insist that this ought not
to be' so. It is so, and we can not change
tbe fact. I never have been abie to
understand what ie meant by a double
standard of value, and never found any
ope who could tell me. To my mind it
seems as absurd to Contend tbat tbere
should be two different standards ac it
would be to insist upon having two
yardsticks of a different length or two
gallon* of different dimensions.
If the two standards are not eqal
in value it is evident tbat one of them
must be a false measure, and if they are
of equal value it is evident, no matter
what the law might declare, tbat there
will be in fact but one standard. Tho
question whether the obligations of tbe
United States shall be paid in coin cur
rent in all tbe markets of the world haa
already been settled, in my opinion, for
all time te come. Thia does not imply
tbat silver is to have no place in our
monetary system. What ia to be the
ultimate fate of that metal ia one of the
problema which time and eventa alone
can aolve, but for many yeara the fluc
tuations in its value have been so rapid
aa to demonstrate tbat it cannot be
safely coined without limitations into
money of final redemption at the exist
ing ratio, or any other ratio that might
Among the other speakers waß Hon.
William McKelway, on Municipal Gov
Hon. William Walter Phelps made a
felicitous reminiscence speech.
Mrs. Drew Snee Her Son.
Chicago, Nov. 21.—Mrs. John Drew,
the well-known actress, has brought an
attachment suit against her son, Sidney
Drew, in the superior court here. The
action is to recover $2700, which Mrs.
Drew claims is due ber for services.
Sidney is the manager of tbe company
with which Mrs. Drew is playing an en
gagement in this city.
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
Conn band instruments. Agency at
Fitzgerald'e.cor.Spriog and Franklin sts.
A FOUL CRIME EXPIATED.
Sensational Lynching Affair
at Ottumwa, la.
A Little Child Ravished by
The Culprit Taken from the Offlcerß
The Mother of the Innocent Furnished
the Rope and the Father and
Grandfather Helped to String
the Wretch Dp.
By tbe Associated Press.
Ottumwa, la,, Nov. 21. —Fred Gustav
son, a laborer, aged 32, who recently
came to this city, was hanged by a mod
,on the main street of Ottumwa, at
2:30 this afternoon. Last night be en
ticed the 4 year-old daughter of Jonas
Sax into a room of a boarding house and
criminally assaulted her. The child
now lies at the point of death. This
afternoon Gustavson waa brought to
Justice Truitt'a office for preliminary
examination. A fight ensued there be
tween the father, grandfather and other
relatives of tbe child and the officers.
The culprit was finally wrested from
the hands of the officers and dragged
ipto the etreet. Here tbe mother of tbe
child stood with a rope and gave it into
the hands of tbe mob. It was immedi
ately placed about the wretch's neck
and he waa banged to a baluster outside
tbe stairway. A great crowd bad by
this time collected. No effort was made
to cut tbe villain down. After hanging
12 minutes the rope broke and the body
foil to tbe pavement. It was seized by
officers and hurried to the jail. The
mob, fearing life was not extinct, fol
lowed and demanded the body. Mayor
Enforce assured tbem the fellow wae
dead, and ordered them to disperse.
Tbey refused. Finally a committee from
the crowd was selected to view the re
mains. Tbey reported life extinct, and
tbe mob dispersed.
For a time it looked ac if the mob
would not have been satisfied until it
had taken another life. The trial of Ed
Walton for the murder of a young girl
by malpractice began tbis morning in
Judge Babb's court. When the mob
made a break for the jail some one
yelled, "Let's get Walton;" but fortu
nately be had been spirited away by
officers, and no further trouble ensued.
BAY DISTRICT RACES.
Results of Yeateraay'* Event* and En
tries for Today.
San Francisco, Nov. 21. — Following
are the results of today's races:
Wwirrrtongs, selling! parse $500—Bill
Howard (8 to 5) won, Joe Cotton (even)
second, Addie Chipman (8 to 1) third;
time, 1:014. Toots, Stoneman, Nellie,
Van, Banknote, Little Frank, Monarch,
Andante and Cito also ran.
Abou six furlongß, all ages, purse $500
—Flambeau (3 to 5) won, Romuloua (7
to 1) second, Broadbead (8 to 1) third;
time, 1:1L M 4 '. Seaside, Anna Mayes and
Maid of thu Mist also ran.
Seven iurlongs, $500—Happy Day (8
to 5) first, Abi P. (5 to 2) second, Sheri
dan (15 to 1) third; time, 1:2.5.. Nellie
G. and Prize also ran.
One mile, selling, purse $500—Stead
fast (4 to I) won, Garcia (4 to 1) second,
Blizzard (10 to 1) third; time, 1
Gladiator, Little Tough, Jacobin, April,
Wild O-Us and Zaragoza also ran.
Five furlongs, maidens, 2-year-year
olds, $500—Valparaiso (4 to 1) first,
Banjo t3 to li second, Amida (8 to 5)
third; time, l:o2js. De Bracey, Paubjs,
Corncob, Juanita, Redbird, Vivace and
Fortune also ran.
Five furlongs, selling, 2-year-olds—
Babe, 93; Gladiola, 113; Trix, 105; Mor
ven, 102; Normandie, 115; Happy Band,
108; Sue Abbott, 102; Raphael, 96;
Blue Belle, 105; White Cloud, 105.
On mile, autumn.makes, 2-year-olds—
Raphael, 115; Carmel, 118; Sally Mai
ler, 115; Flirtation, 120; Pricelle, 115;
Eric, 118; Thornhill, 118.
Handicap, about six furlongs—Craw
for, 95; Last Chance, 90; Royal Flush,
95; Bridal Veil, 90; Realization, 94;
Motto, 100; Nomad, 110; Forerunner,
111: Rena, 90.
One mile, selling—Rear Guard, 94;
Revolver, 106; Last, 94;
Red Cloud, 114; St. Patrick, 91.
Five furlongs—Charm, 114; 'A >bair,
117; Broadhead, 110; Manhattan, 109;
Long dOr, 91; Reta, 106; Gondola,
114; Vamoose, 113; Queen of Scotts,
90; San Jacinto, 105.
Weather clear; track fast.
A Conflagration Staging at Springfield,
Springfield, Mass., Nov. 21.—Fire
started tonight in W. S. Dickinson's
block, occupied by tbe Graphic Publish
ing company and the Steams Paper com
pany. The Dickinson block has been
completely gutted, and the Glendower
botei, corner of Worthington and Main
streets, is on fire. The loss will reach
Tbe Glendower hotel' is burning fu
riously. The Union office is threatened
and everybody must leave. Tbe office
of tbe Associated Press is in the Union
building and this will probably shut ue
off from further news of tbe fire.
Partly Cleared Up.
San Diego, Nov. 21.—Part of the
myatery concerning tbe body of the
man found murdered and partly burned
at La Mesa was cleared up today. It
was believed to be that of A. E. Warner,
wanted on a charge of larceny, but by
persistent search of Constable Fred
Jennings, Warner was found at Sacra
mento, The constable returned with
him last nikht and today Warner was
sentenced to six months for robbing bis
room-mate of $20.
A line'of fine cut glaßa bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pbarmacy. Call and see tbem,
all South Spring street.
AN IMPORTANT CONFERENCE.
Plana for Reorganizing- the Union PaclUe
New York, Nov. 21.—The Herald this
morning says: A conference of vast
importance was held yesterday in the
Union Trust company's building. The
purpose was the formation of a commit
tee to financially reorganize tbe Union
Pacific railroad system, with nearly
8000 miles of road and over $300,000,000
securities. The senate committee on
Pacific railroads authorized its Bub-com
mittee to sit during recess, aud tbe sub
committee delegated its powers to Sen
ator Brice as a committee of one to do
the important work. Executor Carr, of
the estate of the late F. T. Ames of
Boston; Louis Fitzgerald, representing
the holdings of the (iould-Sage-Dillon
party; Adolf Boiesevain, repre
senting the European security
holders, H. T. Higginson, representing
the Oregon Railway and Navigation
company interests, and General Dodge,
representing the Union Pacific, Denver
and Gulf, were present. The conference
was protracted until a late hour in the
afternoon. One gentleman present
stated after adjournment tbat the in
terchange of views proceeded in a very
friendly and business-like manner and
tbat the selection of a committee on re
organization from among tbeir number
would probably be made at tomorrow's
session. J. Pierpont Morgan, whose
firm floated $20,000,000 of the collateral
trust notes two years ago, was not in
attendance yesterday, but ho is Baid to
be in harmony with the purpose of the
DEATH OF JERRY RUSK.
HIS LONG ILLNESS TERMINATED
Although Expected Hl* DemUe Camed a
Profound shook Throughout the
Madison, Wib., Nov. 21.—Gen. Jere
miah Busk, ex-eecretary of agriculture,
died at his home at Yiroqua at 8 o'clock
this morning. Though not unexpected,
the announcement tbat the end had
come to tbe life of this etrongly indi
vidual character in tbe political life of
the nation, caused a profound shock.
He had been ill some time and danger
ously, but, up to a day or two ago, it
was thought his iron constitution would
pull him through. Since then, how
ever, his constant failing strength led
his friends to anticipate the worst.
Uncle Jerry, as he was affectionately
known, was a familiar figure to every
resident of this city. No other man
ever brought here in official life, won so
many friends, political and non-pout i
cal, in the Wisconsin capital, as he dur
ing his three terms at governor. Flags
are at half-staff on all tbe public build
ings, and a public meeting was held in
Governor Peck's office to arrange for a
special train to Viroqua to attend the
The end wae entirely unexpected.
Colonel Carson, his former private sec
retary, left his bedside at 9 o'clock last
night and gave hie friends the most
positive assurance tbat the crisis was
past. General Rusk himself told bis
physicians during tbe evening tbat be
was better. He took tbe usual amount
of nourishment and slept a good portion
of the night.
His death was due to a complication
of disorders dating back several years.
Tbe trouble began in tbe form of dys
pepsia, resulting in an enlargement of
the prostata gland, followed by an ab
scess on tbe liver, finally involving tbe
gland. Seven weeks ago he was obliged
to to take to his bed. November 10th
it was decided tbat a surgical operation
was necessary and an opening was
made and a drainage tub inserted. Its
removal and reinsertion caused him ex
cruciating agony from time to time, but
tbe fatal ending even then was not con
sidered certain. Up to within 15 min
utes of his death be talked with tbe
watchers and appeared to drop into a
peaceful sleep from which he passed
into the hereafter without a struggle.
An autopsy will be held to determine the
immediate cause of his death.
The whole family was it hie bedside
when tbe general breathed his last. His
last words, spoken with effort, were: "I
am dying; I am dying."
Tbe fnneral will be held in Viroqua
on Friday, and the remains will lie in
state at tbe Methodist ehnrch the day
Indianapolis, Nov. 21.—Ex-President
Harrison was deeply affected by tbe
news of Husk's death. He expressed
the deepest sorrow at the taking of the
venerable member of his late official
family. He at once sent Mrs. Rusk a
telegram of condolence, and stated he
would probably, with ex-Attorney Gen
eraljMiller, attend the funeral.
Washington, Nov. 21.—The newß of
the death of ex-Secretary Rusk was re
ceived by his successor, Secretary
Morton, just as he left the office to
attend the cabinet meeting. He at once
ordered the flag over the agricultural
building at half-mast. The building
will not be closed theday of the funeral,
according to custom, on account of the
amendment to tbe last legislative ap
propriation bill forbidding such action.
GBOVIR AT WORK.
The President Dm; Preparing His Forth
Washington, Nov. 21.—President
Cleveland spends a large share of his
time preparing his annual message to
congress. It is said that the Hawaiian
matter will be presented in tbe regular
message. The probabilities are tbe
message will be a long one, owing to the
entrance of several topics to be dis
cussed, not only on the Hawaiian sub
ject, but the tariff.
All desiring a correct fit and firat-class
work in merchant tailoring call on H
A. Getz, 112 W. Third Bt.
Fine work and stylish shapes. Take
felt and straw hats to Thurston's straw
works, 264 S. Main st„ opposite Third,
A BODY IN A CELLAR.
THE WEIRD STORY TOLD OF
A MURDER IN THE HEART OP
THE CITY. THE POLICE ARB
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
QUEEN LIL ON HER THRONE
The State Department Feels
Satisfactory Information from
Willis Supposed to Have Carried
Out His Instructions.
Minister Thnrston Gives Hie Version of
the Revolution—He Takes Eicon*
tions to Bloant'a Report—A
By Iho Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 21.—At the state
department today the newspapers were
given everything in the Hawaiian mat
ter except the instructions to Willis.
It is stated the instructions will be made
public in Honolnln and come to this
country. It is asserted that the infor
mation received by the Australia ie
highly satisfactory to the administra
tion and showed just the progress ex
pected. The belief is expressed that the
change is already accomplished and that
the next eteamer wiil bring the import
ant information tbat Minister Willis
carried out his instructions and that
the restoration of tbe queen is complete.
The Hawaiian Mlniiter'e Version of the
Washington, Nov. 21. —Lorrin A.
Thurston, tbe Hawaiian minister, gave
a statement tonight. He says:
"I am urged to make a statement tar
publication, setting forth the position
and claims of the Hawaiian government
and making a reply to the charges con
tained in Mr. Blount's report. As I
have received no official information
that Blount made a report, I am unable
to intelligently state wbat the position
and claims of tbe government are. A
large portion ot the published extracts
from Blount's report consist of personal
attacks upon me and those associated
with me in the provisional government,
inpngning our veracity, and good faith
and courage, charging ua with fraud
"First I desire to call attention to
Blount's method of constructing his re-,
port. Although he in eeveral places
states I waa a leader of tbe revolution
ary movement, he never asked me a
queetioA concerning the same nor gave
me, aa' opportunity to make any
i Btutornant. 'i'he same ie trne pf a large
j nnAVtir of oiher men who took a load
j irigs}an;lrl "life movement of January.
| ; i ie evidence consists exclusively of pre
pared affidavits or answers to leading
questions put by himself at a private
interview, no one else being present but
the stenographer. In no instance of
any croaß-examination was an opportu
nity given for contradiction or to ex
"A brief examination of the published
portions of the report ehowß a number
of incorrect statements. Blount charges
that the American troops were landed
under a pre-arranged agreement with
the committee of safety. At no time
did Stevenß or Captain' Wiltse asßure
me or the committee of eafety, or any
sub-committee thereof, that United
Statee troops would assist in over
throwing the queen or to establish a
provisional government, and, aB a mat
ter of fact, they did not bo assist. I can
produce witnesses in support of this
"In Wundenburg'a statement he says
when the committee of safety told
Stevens they were not ready to act, he
replied: 'Gentlemen, the troops of the
Boston will land at 5 o'clock whether
you are ready or not.' The reason for
this reply and tbe subsequent landing of
the troops is manifest. The troops were
landed to protect American citizens and
property aDd not to co-operate with the
committee in carrying out their plans;
in fact the troops did not co-operate
with the committee and the committee
bad no more knowledge than did the
queen's government where the troops
were going nor what they were going
"Tbe whole gißt of Damonis long ex
amination is likewise contained in tbe
statement that when a request was made
for the support of United Stateß troops
it was refused by Commander Swine
burne sending back word: 'Captain
Wiltee's orders are to remain passive.'
"Blount charges that but for the sup
port of the United States representative
and troops the establishment of tha pro
visional government waa impossible.
Although the presence of the American
troopß may have prevented bloodshed,
they were not essential and did not as
sist in the overthrow of the queen. Tbw
result of the movement would have been
eventually the SAtne if tbere had not
been a marine within a thousand miles
of Honolulu. Ju support of this state
ment tbe troopß did not land till Monday
night, the 16th of January, after tbe
revolution was in full progress since tbe
afternoon of Saturday the 14th, during
which the committee of safety was open
ly organized for the avowed purpose of
overthrowing tbe queen.
"Second—There waa absolutely no
attempt at concealment from the gov
ernment of the objects and intentions of
"Third—The queen, cabinet and her
supporters were utterly demoralized and
suspicious of one another and devoid of
"Fourth —The committee and their
supporters were united; had ample force
to execute tbeir purpose; knew pre
cisely what they wanted, and proceeded
with intelligent deliberation, thorough
ness and confidence to do it. It is ud
mitted by all tbat the queen began the
revolution at noon Saturday by attempt
ing to promulgate a new constitution.
Such attempt waa immediately followed
by preparations for armed resistance
and United States troopß were landed at
5 o'clock Monday.
"In eupport of the second proposition,
on the afternoon of Saturday, in reply
to a request of the cabinet for advice,
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