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FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH
ERN CALIFORNIA: FAIR WEATH
ER; SLIGHTLY COOLER; WEST
VOL. XLI. NO 46.
NOVELTIES D HOLIDAYS
We are leceiving daily special lines
of Neckwear in the very latest pat
terns and shapes. These goods will
be offered from now on, making onr
Holiday line the finest ever shown.
There are many novelties in Neck
wear this year, and we are showing
Examine our line of Undei wear,
which cannot be surpassed.
Our line of Stetson and other fine
makes of Hats is replete with the
very latest shapes at moderate prices.
The boys may want a Bicycle. We
are giving two away for Christmas.
The $400 piano is a beauty. These
presents are in our window.
Mullen, Bluett 1 Co.
CORN BE SPRING AND FIRST STREETS.
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FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS!
WB SHOW AN ELEGANT LINE OF
WHITE CHINA ™»DECORATING
Onr Latest Importations from Limoges, France, Karlsbad and
Tepiltz, Bohemia, etc., have just arrived and are on display. A
full Due of La Croix's Faints, etc.
World's Fair Convection of the Photographic Assoc'd.
[Ths ONLY Photographer ot the Pacific Coast Exhibitor! Receiving an Award.]
WORLD'S FAIR MEDAL OF HONOR.
Four Silver First-Prize Medals, San Francisco, February, 1893.
All Premiums and Diplomas Awarded at Lato Los Angeles Fai \
STUDIO 220 SOUTH SPRING ST
OPP. LOB ANGELES THEATER AND HOLLENBECK.
SUCCESSORS TO BAILEY & BARKER BROS.
Stimson Block, Corner of Third and Spring Streets.
, We Call Attention lo a New Carload of the
NEW WELCH FOLDING BED
l| yj V "fir)sf- IT) Ju t received. Take a look at them. Wo
\\ \\ I—USa Jk have a whole window lull—all kinds aud
\l combinations, with secretaries, book cases,
\ Chiffoniers, sideboards, c tc. They are beau-
WSJ v*"'110u*"' llO mistake; and they are selling, 100.
L *" m < -Tier" ' TriKr wr!3i*i\ Already a gi>od part of Hie cur is gone.
|a» :=:: =^ == - Tji?3 There v reason why the Welch should be
] popular. II is a pretty bed; take one that
Ii Ki'i'- combines the book case, secretary, ontflbn
■HStf»»~JS' " Bt ier and bed, and It furnishes a room nicely.
IjlP) ''Hawaii.*' 1 Hut 11s best point is its safety—no aooldeot
Ca!^Tp U ever happened with a Welch bed. We ail
*•*•»— know this cannot be said of all beds. As
_ 4Tjr rw you value your life aud Ihe life of your
na» T l*VsjjE\ loved ones, be careful in this regard —when
1 \ buying a Folding Bed to get a SAFE one.
Come and see tho Welch.
The STANDARD Sewing Machine took
first prize at the World's Fair. Fa-test!
Quietest! Easiest ou earth! Try it and
you will surely buy it. WILLIAMSON
BROS.' MUSIC STORtf, 827 S. Spring st.
KINGSLEY & BARNES,
COPPER PLATE PRINTING,
WEDDING INVITATIONS, ETC.,
VISITING GAUDS, ETC.
SU New High Street, Fulton Block,
*«ax rraaklln it., gronad floor, Tel. 417.
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TEMPLE AND NEW HIGH Srs.
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LOS ANGELESs SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, 1893.
FLASHES FROM ABROAD.
Affairs of State in the. Fa
New Commercial Treaties Will
. Be Ratified.
The Freisinnige Party Springs an
Tli. Raiser's Latest Vagaries— lilsmarok'a
Improved Health-The French Cab
inet Reslcna—Likewise the
By the Associated Press.
Berlin, Nov. 25.—[Copyrighted 1893
by the Associated Preso —The fate of the
commercial treaties proposed between
Germany and Roumania, Servia and
Spain was regarded as doubtful until
Chancellor Yon Caprivi made a firm
speech in support of them. It is gener
ally believed the admirable defense of
tbe treaties made by tbe chancellor as
sured their safety in spite of any oppo
sition which may be brought to bear
against them. Secretary of State Yon
Marachall's speech also made a deep
impression upon the reicbstag. Herr
Hammerstsin, Conservative, warmly
attacked Chancellor Yon Caprivi's
speech. Ultimately the treaties were
referred to tbe committee in spite of
the opposition of both the Freisinnige
party, the People's party and the So
The Freisinnige universal Buffrage
bill has not tbe slightest chance of be
ing passed and the Socialist bill propos
ing to make everybody above tbe age of
20 eligible to vote, is regarded as an un
timely joke. Tbe woman's movement
in Germany moves entirely in a differ
ent direction from tbat' of American
women, and never included female suf
frage among its aspirations. It should
be added, however, tbat men of un
doubted conservative persuasion will
assist in the German women's rrrov«
ment, because it directs Uh efforts sim
ply to the elevation of woman in social
Herr Eugene Wolff, who, daring the
the term of Governor Yon Soden in Af
rica, was forbidden to remain in Ger
man East Africa, and who wap recently
received by Chancellor Yon Caprivi, ia
now at liberty to resume bis exploration
should be desire to do so.
Tbe Associated Press iearns tbat the
warning published in several prominent
paperß to the effect tbat tbe flovernuaent
will give no subsidy to Germans exhib
iting at tbe midwinter exposition at San
Fiancisco, bas no official origin.
Among the emblems proposed by Rein
bold Regas, the sculptor, to adorn the
national monument to be erected in ac
cordance with a vote of the reicbstag
to Emperor William I. in Berlin, were a
ballot-box, , tables of the law, a laurel
wreath and a cross representing in tbe
first two emblems tbe participation of
the people in shaping pnblio affairs, but
tbe emperor ordered Regas to remove
the emblems, Baying the monument was
not a people's monsment but dynastic.
A new political departure has been
taken by the government as to the
treating of press statements and at
tacks on tbe. government. Hitherto
such attacks were allowed to remain
unanswered for weeks. Now hardly 24
hours are allowed to paae before false
reports are corrected by tbe Reichaan
zeiger, tbe semi-official newspaper.
With Prince Bismarck improved in
health, some of his admirers have begun
again to force news into publicity
which might have a tendency once
more to raise bitter feeling between the
prince and the emperor. The Asso
ciated Presa, however, ia in a position to
know tbat everything will be avoided
by the government which might destroy
the effect of Emperor William's recent
advances to Bismarck.
The American Thanksgiving dinner
fo this city will be celebrated in great
style as a mark of appreciation of the
elevation ot the United States ministry
to the position of an embassy.
Ths Dapny Ministry in Franca Step*
Down and Out*
Paris, Nov. 25.—The entire French
cabinet resigned today. Aa coon as tbe
chamber was ready for business, the
debate on Janrez's motion was resumed.
Aftor Premier Dupuy and Goblet bad
spoken, it was stated in the lobbies that
Viette, minister of public works, and
Terrior, minister of commerce, bad re
signed. Later it was reported that Pey
tral, minister of finance, had also re
signed, and it Boon became known that
the resignations of these three had been
After speeches from both aides, Pelle
tan mounted tbe tribune and demanded
to know whether he bad tbe entire
cabinet or only a portion of the cabinet
Premier Dupuy replied: "The whole
cabinet is here; you can epeak."
Dupny's remark was greeted with
loud cheers. It also caused a violent
tumult on tbe part of the extreme left,
many members of the latter party de
claring Peytral had handed in his resig
nation. This caused Pellettan to ex
claim in a loud tone: "Not having the
united cabinet before me, I decline to
Brisson declared the ministry's con
duct was unconstitutional and it was
impossible to continue tbe debate.
Tremendous cheering greeted the re
mark and there wis tumult and disorder
on all sides of the chamber, after which
Jaurez withdrew his interpellation,
pending reconstruction of the cabinet.
This caused renewed disorder, duriug
which it was announced tbat tbe cabinet
had resigned and the deputies adjourned
It is believed President Carnot will
ask Dupuy to reconstruct the cabinet.
Jennart is regarded as a likely successor
to Viette, and it is thought Burdeau will
Ihe resignation of the ministry comes
in the nature of a surprise, aa it was
thongbt the government would secure a
substantial majority on the demand for
a vote of cinfidence. President Uarnot
tonight conferred with Casimir Perier
and Cballemel Lacour.
Casimir Perier declined the presi
dent's request to form a new ministry,
basing bis refusal upon motives of gen
eral policy. At President Carnot's ex
press desire, however, he promised to
return to the Elvsee palace tomorrow,
bnt it is not expected he will alter the
decision at which he haß arrived. In
default of the formation oi a ministry
by either Perier or Dupuy, it ie probable
Neline will be entrusted with the task.
ON PRIVATE BUSINESS.
Assistant United States Treasurer Jor
dan in London.
London, Nov. 25.—Assistant United
Mates Treasurer Conrad N. Jordan, wbo
arrived here yesterday from New York,
continues to insist tbat he is here on
private business and still refuses to be
interviewed on any subject connected
with the United States. Representa
tives of the leading American banking
houses, as well aa represenativea of tbe
English banking houses, joined in as
suring the Associated Presß that it was
not all at likely that Jordan's mission was
connected with the floating of an Amer
ican loan, which English and conti
nental papers have for a long time
past declared to be imminent.
A CRISIS IN SERVIA.
The Cabinet Miniate a Hand in Their
Belgrade, Nov. 25. —The Servian cab
inet has resigned. Tbe reason given for
the resignation is the tariff conflict with
Auetro-Hungary. The real reason is
tbat the Radical party declines to give
any further support to the government
on the ground that the latter'a policy is
being directed by ex-King Milan. The
king has not yet accepted tbe resigna
tion of tbe cabinet.
Prince Alexander's Remains.
Gratz.Nov. 26.—The remains of Prince
Alexander of Batten burn were dispatched
uy special train to boria today, accompa
nied by Bulgarian deputations sent to
sscort the body to the Bulgarian capital.
HELEN GOULD'S HUBBY.
The Wealthy Heiress Betrothed to a
Texas Itailroad Official.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 25, —A well
known railroad man says the talk about
Helen Gonld marrying Actor Woodruff
is all bosh, and known to be so by every
ceuerel officer in the Missouri Pacific
system aud nine or ten leading railroad
officials of Texas. Tbe man who ie to
marry .Jihlen was selected by Jay Gould
during tne spring of the year in which
he died. He ie L. 8. Thome, third vice
president of the Texas Pacific railway,
with headquarters at Dallas. Tbe mar
riage would have occurred already but
for Gould's death. Thome's acquaint
ance witb the family began in the spring
of 1892, when he was their guest for four
months in tbeir private car at El Paso,
and was always iv Miss Gould's com
pany. Jay Gould showed every confi
dence in Thome, and his engagement to
the heiress baa long been an open se
WORLD'S FAIR FINANCES.
A Net Balance of »1,805,483 Over All
Chicago, Nov. 26.—The report of
Auditor Ackerman of the world's Co
lumbian exposition was officially sent to
tbe board of directors today. It shows
that each day of the fair the net receipts
averaged $67,096. Tbe total receipts
from all sources were $28,151,168; the
total expenditures were $25,540,537;
balance, $2,610,631. From this are de
ducted obligations in Bight to theamount
of $748,147, leaving the net assets
HDLKIT AND DUNBAR.
The Federal Grand Jury Get* In Its
Work at Portland, Ore.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 25. —Late this
afternoon it was given jjut tbat two of
three indictments returned by tbe
United States grand jury today were
against William Dunbar and C. J.
Mulkey, ex-special agents of the treas
ury. The indictment against Dunbar
contains nine counts and tbe one against
Mulkey 18. Dunbar and Mulkey were
also indicted at tbe last session of the
DIDN'T GET OFFICE.
A Disappointed Political Aspirant Com
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 25.—Albert
Wolff, until recently editor of the St.
Louis Daily Yolks Zeitung and promis
ing German-Democrat, threw himself
in front of an engine in the union depot
this afternoon. Hiß body was so badly
mangled tbat it was some time before it
was recognized. Despondency over his
failure to secure a government appoint
ment is given as the probable cauße.
A Sensational murder Trial.
Eeinbiirg, Nov. 25.—1n tbe sheriff's
court this city, today the preliminary
hearing of Alfred Monson, charged with
trying to drown Lieutenant Windsor
Hambrough in Ardlamont bay on
August 9th, and with murdering him in
a wood on tbe following day by shoot
ing, commenced. The prisoner pleaded
not guilty and his trial was set for De
A Lost Schooner.
San Francibco, Nov. 25.—The Amer
ican bark Helen W. Onley reached here
this morning from Apia, bringing news
of the loss, near Butaritari, of the
schooner Fieur de Lis. The crew es
caped in small bosun to Butaritari.
Stop that cough by using Dr. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it faile to cure. For Bale by
0!f & Vaughn, corner Fourth and
A line of fine cut glaBS bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and see tbem,
311 South Spring street.
Developments in the Knights
of Labor Fight.
The Hayes Faction Gets Away
With the Works.
General Master Workman Powderly
Forced to Resign.
Delegates to the Oeneral Assembly Sur
prised at His Aotlon—Candidates
for His Successor Hob
By the Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Novl 25. —T. V. Powd
erly resigned tbe position oi General
Magter Workman of tbe Knighta of
Labor tbia afternoon. He was unable
to keep the delegates in tbe line he bad
marked out for them, and tbia decisive
move seemed tbe only thing left for him
to adopt. Immediately after hiß resig
nation was offered, he left tbe ball, as
he aaid, to attend to some personal
The step is a surprise to all tbe dele
gates, although a few of them aaid it is
what he should iiave done long ago. No
action was tiken in tbe matter, although
it was th topic of discuusion which
lasted until the assembly adjourned at
5 o'clock. The causes which led up to
his resignation are as follows:
After Powderly was repeatedly nrged
by the assembly to substitute a new list
of names for members of the executive
committee, be acquiesced in tbe de
mands. The second list waa not much
more favorably received than the first
one, bat he was most persistent in his
efforts to have it accepted. McQuire of
Now York was the only one elected, and
the assembly adjourned yesterday with
out getting any farther along. Today
new life seemed to have been instilled
into the anti-Powderly taction and tbey
began to elect a board that would best
suit them. Powderly wae almost fruit
less in his endeavors to impress on tbe
assembly that he was only exercising
the powers hia office gave him. Hie
opponent? told him he had misconstrued
tbe meaning of the constitution. This
only added fuel to tbe flames. Powderly
would not accept the committeemen the
delegates bad elected. He declared their
elections were illegal. Then the climax
came. Tbe defeated leader spoke with
remarkable clearness and said: "Gen
ileiaen, yon must either, obey tbe spirit
of tbe constitution or declare the office
of general maater workman vacant. I
now tender yon my resignation."
With that he left he hall. All the
delegates were more than surprised.
They were astonished.
Powderly was asked tonight if he had
really resigned. He replied: "Itold the
delegates they must either declare my
office vacant or accept my resignation,
as I would not longer serve. In a day
or two I will make a statement. At
present I do not feel tbat I should do ao.
When I left the hall it was to attend to
some private business."
While the outcome of Powderly'a res
ignation ia still in doubt some talk as to
bis seccessor is neing freely indulged in.
Sovereign, of lowa, and Maguire, of
New York, are those most prominently
named, with tbe former somewhat in
THE GRIM REAPER.
Death of Congressman O'Neill, the
Father of the House.
Philadelphia, Nov. 25.—Congressman
Cbarlee O'Neill, the father of tbe house
of representatives, be having been a
member of tbe lower house of congress
irom the second district of Philadelphia
since 1862, with the exception of the
42d session, died at his home in tbia
city at 5 o'clock, this evening. O'Neill
was stricken with pneumonia last Au
gust and thia waa the cause of his death.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 25.—C01. Ra
leigh Colston died here today, in the
72d year of hia age. His paternal
grandmother was a sister of Chief Jus
Bloominoton, 111., Nov. 25. —Henry 8.
Swayne died here today of hemorrhage
of the lungs, aged 51. He was a son-in
law of the late Judge David Davis, the
millionaire jurist and acting vice-presi
dent, and a son of Judge Swayne of Ohio
and brother of Qen. Wager Swayne.
Is Now the Lightweight Champion of
Lima, 0., Nov. 25.—Charles Yokes of
Covington, Ivy., and Charles Slusher of
Louisville, lightweights, fought here
late last night for the championship of
Kentucky, in the presence of 400 specta
tors, with five-ounce gloves. Yokes had
altogether the best of tbe fight for 60
rounds, but Slusher turned the tables
on him after that and knocked Yokes
out in the seVenty-ninth. Toward the
last Yokes tried only to avoid Slusher'a
blows, in order tn make it a draw, but
was too groggy to keep out of Slasher's
Merely a Hotbox.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 25.—The ru
mor that an incoming Union Pacific
train from Denver was held up aud
robbed near here early thiß evening ia
unfounded. The train was stopped for
a hotbox, when some one telephoned tbe
city papers that a robbery was com
Lobengnla Not Captured.
Cape Town, Nov. 25.—A special die
patch says Premier Rhodes leit. Palapye
lor Buluwayo, in order to have an in
terview with King Lobbngnla. Com
misßioner Loch eeyß no news has
reached him confirming the reported
capture of King Lobengula.
Fine work and atylish shapes. Take
felt and straw hats to Thurston's straw
works, 264 S. Main st., opposite Thud.
Conn band instruments. Agency at
Fitzgerald's.cor.Spring and Franklin sts,
A POLITICAL SECRET.
How Cleveland Kxpoota to Dominate
the Next Oufrrea.u
Chicago, Not. 25.—A Washington
' special says: A choice political secret
has come to the surface which will
cause uneasiness in the hands of con
gressmen who have not thought well of
tho president tinea his inauguration.
It is that he proposes to take a band in
selecting the members of the Fifty
fourth congress. Tbe national Demo
cratic execntive committee proposes, if
possible, to secure absolute control in
tbe management of the next Demo
cratic national campaign com
mittee, and aleo tbe committee
designated by the Democratic national
league clnlis which has heretofore acled
jointly with the national congressional
campaign committee compound of one
member of congress for eacii state. Not
long ago there was an important confer
ence at the White House and the par
ticipants were ! ion Dickinson of Michi
gan, JoaiahQuincyot Massachusetts and
Chairman Harrity of the nation
al Democratic campaign committee.
At this conference, it now
develops that it was determined by
these gentlemen that it would be politic
for tbe administration and the party at
large to secure control of tbe manage
ment of tbe next congressional cam
paign, and in so doing there would be a
powerful lever in influencing tbe fate of
aspirants to sit in the house of repre
sentatives as Democrats in the next
congress. It is stated this proposition,
which was advocated by Cleveland, was
vigorously supported by Dickinson, and
finally agreed to by Harriity and
TBE OL.VMPIA'8 STEED.
She Appears to tie a Faster Ship Than
Santa Barbara, Nov. 25.—The cruiser
Olympia remained in the harbor today;
a strong gale was blowing outside. She
wae ready for the ran this morning had
it not been for the wind. The trip will
not be taken until Monday morning.
The board of engineers made an
analysis of tbe rune over the coarse
yesterday up to the time of tbe break.
According to the table prepared tbe
average lrom tbe start to the second
station was 21.56 knots per hour; from
the second to the third, 21.96 knots ;
the average from the first to the third,
a distance of about seven knots, was
21.76; from the third to the end of the
43 knot course, a distance of 36 knots,
22.27 knots per hour. Between the
Gaviota wharf and Point Concepcion
the Olympia went for a short distance
at the rate of 26.12 knots per hour.
Tbe average for the 43 knots was 22.2.
On the return the cruiser Btarted over
the line at tbe rate of 22.5. Had it not
been for the accident everything was
ravoteble for keeping up thai speed.
Tbe spurt of 26 12 is greater than that of
tbe Columbia on her recent trip. It was
that run that brought the average be
tween tbe last stations up to 22.27.
schaefer won our.
Ives' Certain victory Changed Into De
Chicago, Nov. 25.—Tbe great billiard
match between Schaefer and Ives ter
minated this evening in Schaefer's
favor. At the commencement of the
night's play Ives was 505 in tbe lead,
but by brilliant work Schaefer, in the
thirty-eighth inning, took the lead, and
it alternated between the two men for a
few plays, Ivea making a great tight,
but finally, in tbe forty-tilth inning,
Schaefer ran out the game, Ives being
55 behind. The result was a great sur
prise, as odda of 500 to 20 were bet on
Ives thiB morning. Tonigbt'a score:
Ives, 746; Schttefer, 1306. Ives' aver
age, 20.4"); Schaler'a, .29. Grand total:
Schaefer, 4000; Ives, 8945. The game
was long drawn out, not being finished
till after 1:30 a.m.
A. Qaadruple Murder Followed by
Skymour, Ind., Nov. 25.—News has
just been received from Carothersville,
10 miles south, that Uniontown, an ad
' joining village, tonight furnished aquad
i ruple murder, followed by suicide. It is
stated that John Foster, a well-to-do but
erratic farmer of Uniontown, in a fit of
temporary insanity killed bis wife and
three children with a revolver, and then
blew out his own brains. Foster had
always been regarded by his fellow
villagers as a little weak-minded and
Colonel Blanco's Camp to Be Moved to
Yuma, Ariz., Nov.25.—Colonel Blanco
and an assistant, of tbe Mexican
boundary line commissioners, were in
Yuma today and arranged to remove
their headquarters from Nogales here
next week. Their force now consists
of 45 men and has reached the Tenajas
Atlas, 60 miles southeast of Yuma.
Tbey expect to complete their survey
acroBS the valley of the Colorado by
May 1st, when they will remove to San
A Sad Accident.
La Grande, Ore., Nov. 25.—A party
j of school boys were shooting at a mark
, this afternoon when a gun exploded, the
I contents striking Sherman Kent, aged
12, and killing him instantly. When
the news of tbe accident was conveyed
to the dead boy's mother, she was over
come and iB now in a precarioue condi
Charley's Great Race.
Ontario, Nov. 25.—Chaffey college
defeated the San Bernardino High
Bchool In a bootball game here today,
92 lo 0, in 35 minutea. The Chaffey
boys were heavier and excelled in their
Trouble in Portugal.
Lisbon, Nov. 25. —It is stated that the
government is about to dissolve the
corles, finding it impossible to continue
business witb the present membership.
All desiring a correct tit and first-class
work in merchant tailoring call ou ti.
A. Getz, 112 W. Third Bt.
DAVID D. MONROE,
THE MISSING INSURANCE MAN,
KNOWN TO HAVE TAKEN HIS
DEPARTURE lOR THE EFFETE
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BLOUNT'S WORDY REPORT
The Fourth Volume Given
to the Public.
A Hfegfl Mass ot AfrLlavits and
Queen EUtnokalani's Account of the
Her Deposed Majesty's "' t!i 1: .jurd lor
President Broror Cleveland and
His "Paramount" Special
By the Associated Press,
Washington, Nov, 25 —The fonrth
volume of papers accompanying Blonnt'a
report was given out by the state de
partment this afternoon. It consists of
a number of affidavits, a long list of
statements and interviews, correspond
ence relative to tbe landing of the
marines of the Boston, tbe protest of
Governor Cleghorn, letters that passed
between the queen and the provisional
government, and statistics of products
of the islands, their area and population
and their composition.
Numerous affidavits bearing on the
day the provisional government waa
proclaimed, go to show tbat Minister
Stevens recognized tbe provisional gov
ernment and the troops were landed
from the Boston before the queen's
forces surrendered to the provisional
The statement of Lllinokalani, ad
dressed to Blount, is of special interest
and importance. On December 17,
1892, ehe claims she received a letter
from a source she does not divulge,
warning her tbat tbe American repre
sentatives were at that time preparing
for the annexation of the islands. She
appealed to tbe British commissioner
and he advised against her suggestioni
to lay the matter before all the mem
bers of tbe diplomatic corps. Continu
ing, she says:
"The morning of January 14, 1893, ar
rived with all the preparations tor clos
ing the legislature. At tbe cabinet
meeting I told the cabinet it was my in
tention to promulgate a new constitu
tion. At noon I prorogued the legisla
ture, noticing several members of the
reform party were not present. On en
tering the palace I saw Mr. Wilson and
asked if all was ready. He replied:
'Yes.' And then I said: 'Yon will have
to be brave today.' I went to tbe blue
room and awaited tbe ministers. Alter
fiome delay tbey arrived and I judged
from their countenances tbat something
was wroof. A few days before
I planned I would sign the con
stitution in tbe throne room in
tbe presence of the members of the leg
islature, many of whom had been elected
for tbe purpose of working for the new
constitution. At the commencement of
my reign petitions were sent from all
parts of the kingdom asking for a new
constitution. A month later, witb two,
members of the legislature, I started in;
to make a new constitution from that of
KamehamehaV. and that of 1887. After
completing it I placed it in the hands of
'a person, asking him to revise and cor
rect it. He consulted many lawyers
and others regarding it, and when it was
returned I found no changes were made,
so I concluded it was all right.
"Early in January I mentioned to
Captain Nowlein of the household
guards and Marshal Wilson my inten
tion to promulgate a new constitution
and to prepare themselves to quell any
riot or outbreak from tbe opposition.
Tbey assured me they would be ready,
and I gave strict iv junctions of secrecy,
and showed Wilson a plan oi the throne
room on the day of signing. Parker and
Cornwall gave me assurances of their
support, before their appointment aa
ministers, while Peterson understood
my intention and Colbnrn heard it from
Peterson. It appears that Co) burn, on
tbe morning of the 14th of January,
acted the part of a traitor by going to
Hartwell, a lawyer, and received in
structions from him to strongly advise
me to abandon the idea. This whs the
cause of the delay in tho blue room.
"When the ministers arrived I told
them everything in the throne room
was ready. I was surprised when the
cabinet informed me they did not think
it advisable for me to take such a atep;
tbat there was danger of an uprising,
etc. 1 told them I would not have
undertaken it if they had not encour
aged me. They led me out to the edge
of a precipice aud were now leaving ;*(
to take the leap alone. It was humiliat
ing. I said: 'Why not give the people
the constitution and I will bear the
brunt of the blame?' Peterson said:
'We have not read the constitution.' I
told him he had it in bis possession •
"The ministers left Parker to try to
dissuade me from my purpose, and in
the meantime they went to the govern
ment building to inform Thurston and
party of tbe stand I took. Of course
they were instructed not to yield. Tbe
ministers returned, and I asked them to
read the constitution over. Then I
asked them what was injurious in tbe
document. Peterson said some paints
he thought were not exactly euited. I
told him the legislature could make
amendments. He begged that I should
wait for two weeks, and in the mean
time they would be ready to present it
to me. With these assurances I yielded,
and we adjourned to the throne room, I
Btated to the guests present tbat ray
reasons for inviting them was to pro
mulgate a new constitution at the re
quest of my people; that tha constitn
tion of 1887 was imperfect and full of
defects. Turning to the chief justice I
asked,'ls it not so, Mr. Judd?' and he
answered in the affirmative.
"I then informed tbe people that
under the advice of my ministers I
yiolded, aB they promised on sou*
future day I could give thorn a new con
stitution.* I then asked tbem to return
to their homes and keep ths peace. I
heard a commotion beiow in the yard
and hurried to the front veranda, and
[ irom there addressed th* people, ciying