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VOL. XLI. NO 49,
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In Neckwear and other useful Christ
mas Gifts.
Our line of Suits is handsomer than
ever, at prices as low as the lowest.
We can show you a beautifully
made, woolen lined Kersey Overcoat
at $13.
Our Boys' Department is stocked
with the nobbiest and latest styles
for dress and school wear.
in mind that this is the
month for our Grand Gift Distribu
tion. See the gifts in our window.
Mullen, Bluett j Co.
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Crystal Palace.
188-140-142 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
FOR CHRISTMAS We Now Show a Magnificent Display
of Novelties in Every Line.
Fine Ornaments in Art Goods,
Rich Cut Glassware, Choicest Decorated China,
Elegant Piano and Banquet Lamps,
Rogers Bros.' Silver-Plated Ware and Cutlery.
On Our 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c, $1, $1.50, $2 Counters.
Two Gold
World's Fair Convention of the Photopphic Assoc'o.
|The ONLY Photographer ot tho Pacific Coast Exhibitor! Keoelvlng; an Award.]
Four Silver First-Prize Medals, San Francisco, February, 1898.
All Premiums and Diplomas Awarded at Late Los Angeles Fai
Stimson Block, Corner of Third and Spring Streets.
fi t fil£n Furniture, Carpets a Draperies
r£Pi And see how many new and sensible
gKIN MS KHCH things fioin which to select
~* For your loved ones. This Is the season lor
imj" f I dinners and general thanksgiving.
«, ■ i nam , —in ~L\ I Be thaiiklul that you can have so good a
< I selection ol sensible, enduring and neces-
T[l I sary articles to give—articles ihat make a
»»- M --'ai I castle ol joy ont ol every home they enter,
***- **■ and at prices within the reach ol all.
The STANDARD Sewing Machine took first
prize at the World's Fair. Fastest ! Quietest I
Easiest on earth 1 Try it and you will surely buy
327 S. Spring st.
—1 1 1
The Abbotsford Inn,
The most attractive, sunny, comfortable Family and Tourist Hotel
in the city. 100 rooms, en suite or single—all new, with superior fur
nishings. Incandescent light and steam radiator in every room.
American Plan. Transient rates $3 per day; special rates by the vesek.
The Herald
The Torrey Bankruptcy Bill
Rejected by the House on a
Snap Vote.
Its Celebrated Author Looked on
A Bill for the Repeal of tha State Bank
Tax Formulated Wilson Pre
pared to rush Hia
Tariff Bill.
By tbe Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 8. —The Torrey
bankruptcy bill waa strangled unex
pectedly by tbe house, just as the con
sidering of tbe bill under tbe five-minute
rule was about to begin. Oates,
champion of the measure, had declined
to permit tbe houee to vote on Bailey's
substitute providing simply for a volun
tary system of bankruptcy, whereupon
Bland precipitated the entire question
by moving to strike out tbe enacting
clause of the bill. Vainly tbe advocates
of tbe measure protested that it was
unfair to reject tbe bill before the bouse
had had a chance to perfect it by amend
ment. The pleadings were unavailing.
Tbe vote was decisive. It carried by a
majority of 142 to 111.
Judge Torrey, author of the measure,
who has been here 10 years promoting
the interest of tbe bill, sat disconsolate
ly in tbe gallery. The vota was not a
trier party one. An analysis (hows
that 115 Democrats, 18 Republican and
9 Populists voted to strike out tbe
enacting clause, and 64 Republicans and
47 Democrats voted against it.
Kilgore of Texas called np tbe bill to
admit Utah to statehood, and the Re
publicans began to filibuster. The
morning hoar expired without action
on tho bill, and the house went into
committee of the whole on the bank-
ruptcy bill.
Bland moved to strike ont the enact
ing clanse, thus attempting to defeat
the bill, and after exciting debate the
motion prevailed, as related above.
The house then adjonrned till Mon
A Ball for ita Conditional Repeal Form
Washington, Dec. B.—Following is an
outline of tbe report by tbe sub-com
mittee to the house committee ou bank
ing and currency, lor a bill to repeal the
tax on Btate banks.
The tax of 10 per cent is repealed.
State bank notes shall not be ffsed as
cnirency outside of the state issued in
under penalty of 10 per cent each time
paid out, except in compliance with the
1. Blank notes furnished and the
registered by the United States comp
2. Banks subject to inspection of the
United States comptroller.
3. Outstanding notes limited to 75
per cent of paid and unimpaired cap
4. Such notes made a first lien on all
assets and liabilities againet stockhold
ers to an amount equal to and in addi
tion to the stock.
5. Banks issuing and circulating
noteß onteide the Btate shall deposit
with the United States comptoller as
security for their redemption, United
States, etate, municipal and other se
curities, to the amount of the par of the
noteß to be issued ; the character of such
securities to be strictly prescribed in
this bill. An assessment of per cent
to be paid on the taking out of circula
tion aud also on all circulation outstand
ing more than one year.
The full committee will not act on the
measure at once, but will, in time, re
port it to tbe bouse. Tbe bill, as
framed by tbe hud -committee, does not
repeal the tax unconditionally, but pro
vides that issues of currency shall be
under the direction of the comptroller
of the currency, and eball be limited in
amount. It is understood tbe bill has
the approTal of the president.
Chairman Wilson Hopes to Secure Early
Conalderatlon for It.
Washington, Dec. B.—Chairman Wil
son hopes to report the tariff bill within
three days from the time presented and
considered by the full committee next
Monday. The 10 days asked for by tbe
Republicans, in case the bill is reported
during recess, will not be granted. Wil
son bopes to secure consideration of the
bill before tbe holiday recess.
Tbe internal revenue bill will prob
ably be reported as a separate measure.
The president's recommendation of a
tax on corporate incomes is not satisfac
tory to many Democrats who claim such
a tax would increase the. rates of interest
and rates by common carriers.
The Democratic members of tbe ways
and means committee have obanged
the tin plate schedule of ihe tariff bill
from ad valorem to specific dnty, fixing
tbe rate at 1 1-5 cents per pound, or 1
cent lower than tbe present tariff.
One of Rob Greenwood's Lynchers
Turns State's Evidence.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. B.—William
Wilson, identified by the wife of Bob
Greenwood, a negro lynched by white
caps Sunday morning, has turned state's
evidence. M. L. Morris, a Vandals
blacksmith, has been arrested as tbe
result, aud B. F. Clampit and Dr. T. F.
Wright are to be gathered in. Morris
aays be was to hold the horses while the
wbitecaps whipped Mrs. Greenwood.
Greenwood resisted and was shot down.
Then his body waa thrown in a small
Thurston's Millinery and California
Straw Works, 204 S. Main street, oppo
site Third.
A Plan for the Reorganlzatlan of the
New York, Dec. 8.—The committee
whfch has been investigating the affairs
of the Nicaragua Canal Construction
company and devising a plan for its re
organization made a report today. The
company's accounts show an investment
in actual cash, and interest thereon, of
$4,451,508.64; in securitiea issued for
the purchase of plants, $2.293,200; total,
$7,374,764 64. The fund in floating in
debtedness, as shown at the time of the
receivership, amounts to $572,455.99,
including some disputed items. Of this
amount $225,000 is due the Maritime
Canal company. It has been agreed
with tbe Maritime Company that in
case of reurgrnization, under the plan
proposed by the committee, this nortion
of tbe indebtedness may be liquidated
by the surrender to the canal of securi
The committee recommenda that the
shareholders act together for the organ
ization of a new company, which shall
acquire the assets and rights of tbe ex
isting company. The plan submitted
provides for the creation of a new com
pany, with a capital stock of $12,000,000,
of which $6,000,000 is to be retained for
tbe benefit of the treasury, and $6,000,
--000 be distributed among the stock
holders of tbe present company in ex
change for old Btock, or sold for cash
requirements and to protect and main
tain the present plant and property of
the company. The new company will
own all the assets of tbe present com
pany; will have in the treasury the
stock of tho Maritime Coal company,
amounting to $14,876,750, and obliga
tions for the firat mortgage bonds of the
Maritime Coal company, amounting to
$5,569,950, and $6,000,000 of its own
The Czar Deeidea to Establish a Foot
hold In Africa.
London, Dec. B.—The Chronicle's Vi
enna correspondent says: The an
nounced intention ot the Russian gov
ernment to dispatch a permanent resi
dent agent to Abysjnnia is regarded by
diplomats in Vienna as an undisguised
Ut of hostility towards Italy, as Russia
has no interests in Abyeinnia. If Russia
persists in carrying out her threat com
plications are snrs to arise.
A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph
from St. Petersburg says: The procur
ator of tbe holy synod advocates the es
tablishment of diplomatic relations with
Abyeinnia, because Italy's protectorate
would substitute Catholicism for the
orthodox religion. In political cir
cles it is considered tbe ad
vantages aimed at by Russia
are tbe acquisition of]a status in Africa,
aud the consequent right to be heard
upon all questions affecting Egypt, the
Soudan. «nd the Suez canal. The Aby
sinniati heir apparent, in a message
which was sent to the czar through
Lientenant Maskkoff, who recently ar
rived at St. Petersburg, expressed fears
for the continuance of the political in
dependence of Abyeinnia, unless Russia
gave her aid. Ue also thanked the czsr
for refusing to acknowledge the Italo-
Abysinman convention.
Postal Autliorltloa Suppressing Bond
Investment Companies.
Chic/ 00, Dec. 8. —The United States
poetoffice authorities are determined 10
suppress tbe bond investment companies
which are springing up all over the
the country. Poatoffice Inspector Stuart
received from Washington tcday a lint
of over 50 concerns operating in much
the same manner as tbe Guarantee in
vestment company in Chicago, the offi
cers of which were convicted in Judge
(iroßSCup's court. Theße companies
have been pronounced dv the aßsistaut
attorney for the postoffice depart
ment as not entitled to the
privileges of the United Statea
mails. The inspectors have been in
structed to notify poatmattera not to
deliver registered letters or money
orders to the concerns, and if possible
to secure evidence to prosecute them
under the law forbidding lotteries, and
the act forbidding tbe use of the maiiß
for swindling purposes. In the list of
blacklisted concerns are the Utah
Guarantee Investment company, one at
Seattle, four companies in Omaha, one
in Denver and one in Pueblo.
Signor Critpl Again Called to Form a
Rome, Dec. B—lt ia reported that
Criapi haa been charged by King Hum
bert with tbe formation of a cabinet.
Criapi conferred thie aiternoon with
Baracco, Sonino end others. Barzillai,
socialist, has announced that when the
government has been formed he will
ask in the chamber of deputies whether
tbe statement iB true that Emperor
Francis Joseph of Austria objected to
the appointment of General Baratioy an
minister of war because he was a native
of Italia Irredenta.
London, Dec. B.—The correspondent
of tbe Chronicle at Rome says the main
featnre of the financial policy of the
new cabinet will be the imposition of
£6.000,000 fresh taxes. Although this
is perfectly understood, the return of
Signor Crispi to the head of Jhe govern
ment is viewed with satisfaction through
the conntry.
A Foundered Schooner.
Naw York, Dec. B.—The crew of the
BCbooner Manitou, six men, came into
port today on the tug Leckenbach. Tbe
Manitou foundered December Ist off tbe
Jersey coast and tbe men drifted about
without food until picked up the tug.
The Couglln Caau.
Chicago, Dec. 8. —At the opening of
the Cougblin trial this morning, Judge
Wing spoke in behalf of the defense.
At the conclusion ot Judge Wing's ad
dress for the defense, court adjourned
till Monday.
Remoyal sale—Musical goods. Prices
no object. Fitageraitf«, corner Spring
and Franklin.
Only Desultory Firing Now
Going On.
Admiral De Gama Issues a
The Insurgents Are Repulsed in an
Attack on Bage.
Commodore Stanton Bnbmlts a Written
Report Regarding Ilia Salute
of tho Flag of Inaur
gent Mello.
Copyrighted, 1893, by the Associated Press.
London, Dee. 8 —The Times tomorrow
will publish the following:
Rio dk Janeiro, Dec. 5. —(Via Monte
videa, Dec. B.)—The last few days have
been quiet, with the exception of desul
tory artillery firing. The government
has received a telegram from Desterro
stating that importnnt events are ex
pected there shortly. President Peixoto
has dismissed Admiral Goncalveß, com
mander of the Tiradentes and Bahia,
now at Montevideo, because of doubts
in regard to bis loyalty. General Sar
aiva haß sent to Peixoto a telegram from
Toroocaba, dated December Ist, stating
that be might hear news from there
Admiral Gama, commanding the in
surgent vestals in Rio harbor, haa is
sued a manifesto to his countrymen,
Baying he openly joins the ranks oi those
fighting to free the country from mili
tarism and a hybrid alliance with the
influence of sectarianism, and will ex
ert every effort to rescue the country
from anaichy and serfdom to which the
present rulers bave brought ber, and
restore the government, which in a
moment of national stupefaction and
surprise was overthrown the 15th of
November, 1889. Tbe manifesto closes:
"Brazilians, victory is certain. Has
ten it by bringing every possible moral
influence to strengthen our cause. Call
on all the conservative classes of Brazil
to caßt off the intolerable yoke of slavery
imposed by the militarism of 1889. I
hope to fulfil my duty as a Brazilian,
though the end be death. Let others
do theirs. Saldana de Gama."
The entire medical staff of the' navy,
which haß hitherto maintained a neu
tral attitude, today joined Admiral de
Gama at Enchadas island.
Buenos Aybes, Dec. B.—The insurgents
made an attack upon Bage and have
been repulsed.
Washington, Dec. 8. — Commodore
Stanton thie morning submitted a writ
ten report incident to his salute ot the
flag of the insnrgent Admiral Mello, in
tbe harbor of Rio de Janeiro, for which
he was relieved by the navy depart
ment. It is probable Secretaiy Herbert
will soon give out a report with his find
ings thereon.
Loa Aagalst the Only City That Haa
Increased Bank Clearnneea.
New Yoke, Dec. B—WeeklyB—Weekly bank
clearings as compiled by Bradstreet's for
the week ended December 7th, showing
the percentage of increase or decrease of
the leading cities:
Per ct. Per et.
Clearances. Inc. Dec.
New York $605,843,000 .... 28.5
Chicago 101i.11U.000 .... 14.5
Boston 103 509 000 .... 9.6
Philadelphia 73<;7~\000 .... 10 3
St. Louis 25,703,000 .... MM
Baltimore 16 aSo.OflO .... 7.3
New Orleans.. . . 14,716,000 .... 12.5
Han Francisco.... IS983,0(10 .... 17.7
Cincinnati 12,92.000 .... 13.6
Pittsburg 12788,000 .... 1.6
Kansas City 5 743,000 .... 18 5
Minneapolis 8,07-1,000 .... 31.6
Omaha 5,541,000 .... 14.0
St. Paul 5.215,000 .... 19.7
Denver 2 910 000 .... 46.2
Portland, 0re.... 1,36.1,000 50 0
I.OS AAOKLKj 845.000 11.0
Tacoma...: 725,000 .... 31.3
Seattle • 605 000 .... 59 8
Spokane 388,000 .... 68.5
Total of the leading cities in the
United Stateß, $1,188,427,587, a de
crease of 22.7 per cent aB compared with
the came week last year.
Northern Pacific Employees Threaten
to Go on a Strike.
St. PAUL. Minn., Dec. B.—A special to
the Pioneer Press from Fargo, N. D.,
says: The employees of the Northern
Pacific are preparing for a monster
meeting tomorrow night to protest
jagainet reductions to go into effect in Jan
fuary. They will send committees to St,
Paul to interview the receivers and gen
eral officers. Their temper is ngly and
a strike seems almost inevitable, as the
men believe the peculiarities of the
service are such that new men cannot
successfully handle trains, as the engi
neers would not be accustomed to tbe
alkali water here, and further west the
grades would trouble those not ac
quainted with tbem.
An Sin wise Measure.
New Yoke., Dec. 8. —Conversation yes
terday at tbe meeting of tbe board of
trustees of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic
cathedral developed the fact that not
one person present approved the bill
giving parochial schoolß a share of pub
lic moneys, referred to in the recent ad
dress of tbe American Protective league.
Archbißhop Corrigan does not approve
the measure and thinks it most unwise.
The Viking. Ship.
Memphis, Term., Dec. B.—The Norwe
gian craft Viking arrived here after a
passage of three days from Cairo. The
Viking will remain in New Orleans, all
winter, while Captain Anderson will
return to Norway.
A Tannery Fire.
Pawtuckbt, K. 1., Dee. B.—Fire in the
belting add tannery establishment of
.lames destroyed property worth $125,
--000; fully insured.
A line of fine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and Bee them,
311 South Spring street.
A Large Increase In Westward Travel
Over the Southern Pacific.
San Fkancisco, Dec. B.—Westbound
overland travel on the lines of the
Southern Pacific company last month
was much larger than for November of
1892. The figures for the past month
are as follows: Eastward, tirat class,
1348; second class, 1831; total, 3179.
Westward: First class, 4793; second
class, 6478; total, 11, 261. Total: First
class, 6141; Becond class, 8299. Grand
total: 14,490.
For November, 1892, the arrivals at
San Francisco over the same lines were
8977 and the departures eastbound were
4471. Last month the arrivals were
greater by 2284 and tbe departures less
by 1292 than in November of 1892. The
net gain last month was 8082; in No
vember of 1892 it was but 4506.
The October arrivals this year were
10,924. or 339 lees than those of tin past
month, though in October many Cali
fornians returned from tripß the east
and the world's fair at Chicago.
Lodging bouses and tbe second class
hotels are rapidly filling up with new
comers from the eaßt. Most of these
new comers are here to stay for the
winter, if not longer. Hundreds of
them have come to do business of come
Bort in connection with the midwinter
There is a notable increase of travel
over the Northern Pacific for this desti
nation, by way of Portland.
The local agents for eastern railroads
predict a large travel.lron, the east to
San Francieco immediately after the
Christmas holidays. They Bay that the
custom of moat people who visit winter
resorts is to remain at home until the
holidaya have passed and then travel.
They also say that this winter moßt of
the visitors to tbe state from the eaßt
will come to San Franciaco first, after
wards visiting Southern California, if
they do not return directly to tbeir
homes. Usually the greater proportion
of tourists go first to Loa Angeles and
visit this city on their homeward journey.
Twenty-two Persons Arraigned at Port
land, Ore.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 8. —In the
United states district court, today, 22 of
the 24 persona arrested Wednesday on
the charge of smuggling Chinese into
this country, were arraigned and 20 of
them entered the plea of not guilty.
Blum and J tickling pleaded guilty. The
trial of all tbe defendants, except Dun
bar waa set for December 12th. Dunbar
having been convicted of smuggling
opium, will have a separate trial. Judge
Stolt, in behalf of James Lotan, asked
that the whites and Chineee have
separate trials, and Kufua Mallory,,
representing the Chinese, was equally
anxious to bave his clients tried at a
different time. Judge Bellinger, how
ever, thought as all had been indicted
together, tbey should be tried at the
same time.
Tbe grand jury today returned an
other indictment against Thomas Jordan,
an ex-captain of customs inspectors,
and Herbert Adams, formerly engineer
of tbe steamer Wilmington, for smug
gling opinm. Major John Wilson of Vic
toria was also indicted on 10 additional
The grand jury also indicted No Shirt,
chief of the Walla Walla Indians, on the
charge of criminal assault upon one
Adele, a wealthy Indian widow on the
Umatilla reservation. No Shirt claims
it is a conspiracy to compel him to marry
the woman.
Tbe grand jury of the state circuit
court today returned indictments
against George B. Markle, president of
the Oregon National bank; D. F.
Sherman, cashier, and Penumbra Kelly,
Bheriff of the county, for failure to pay
into tbe county treasury about $148,000
of connty funds. Sheriff Kelly bad the
money on deposit in the Oregon Na
tional laet July when it failed. The
bank only remained closed one month,
but the sheriff conld not draw tbe
county money ont immediately for fear
of closing the bank again. The "com
mittee of 100" took the matter in
charge, and the indictments are the re
sult of tbeir work.
Another Revolution In South America
Washington, Dec. 8. —An ex-minister
from Venezuela received by a seeamer
which arrived yesterday advices that in
dicate tbat a revolution in Venezuela is
imminent. These advices stated that
President Joaquin Crespe, who is so
journing at Maracay, has written the
acting officer that a presidential elect
ion occurs in Venezuela today, aud it is
feared trouble may ensue. The Vene
zuelan republic has no minister here at
present. The newly appointed minis
ter, Jose Andrade, arrived at New York
yesterday. It is expected he will arrive
here tomorrow to present his creden
St. Louis, Bio., Farina; a Peculiar Water
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 8. —The city is
facing a water famine unprecedented in
surrounding circumstances. The Mis
sissippi, from which the supply is
drawn, is the lowest ever known at
this season of the year. But one in
take is under water and several city en
gines are pumping wind into the con
duits. The cause is the blocking of the
Missouri at Herman, Mo., and the Mis
sissippi at Alton, 111., with ice.
Natural Qua In Colorado.
Gband Junction, Colo., Dec. 8. —An
immense volume of natural gas was
struck in the experimental well of the
Western Colorado Development compa
ny this morning at a depth of 500 feet.
The pressure is estimated at 200 pounds
to tbe square inch.
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.
Latest News by Cable Via
Auckland, N. Z.
No Change in the Affairs of
the Islands.
Minister Willis Patiently Waiting
for Instructions.
He Is Convinced That the Provisional
Government Will Never Vleld El.
oept to Force—A Flan
of Action,
Copyrighted, 1893, by the Associated Press.
Auckland, N. Z., Dec. 9.—The
steamer Monowai has arrived here.
She left Honolulu on November 24tb.
All was quiet there. The news that
President Cleveland intended to restore
the queen caused great excitement. It
was discußaed by excited knots of people
on the streets and generally condemned.
A rumor was published in the Honolulu
papers that the queen was not willing to
accept restoration unless assured of the
armed support of the United States.
The Hawaiian Gazette of November
24th says: "In the meantime the mon
archy is not restored, and will not be
nnless by the armedfoices of tbe UnitW
Stateß, whose forces must then continue
to support the ex-queen. There may be
small differences in the ranks of tbe
party of reform, but we are today more
united and determined on the main issue
than ever before. Let every reformer
put aside all other and minor things. Aa
surely as there is eternal justice over
ruling the affairs of men, bo surely will
the gross outrage proposed to be done to
Hawaii fail in its purpose."
Mlntater Willis Still Waiting; for lu
struct tons.
Copyrighted, 1893, by the Associated Prow.
San Francisco, Dec. 8. —The following
correspondence oi the ABiociated Pre?s
waa received here today via the schooner
Honolulu, H. L, Nov. 19.
Daring the afternoon th 3 Alameda
sailed Minister Willis made a statement,
virtually aa already -pnblished by the
Associated Press, that nothing definite
would be done herenntil be had received
a reply to the diapatches sent to Wash
ington by the Alameda. This statement
was pnbliehed in the Star. Yesterday
tbe Bulletin published a letter from
Minister Willis, in which he said he
wished hia remarks in the Star to apply
to the entire press of Honolulu.
The stand taken by Minister Willis,
in hie interview with the Star, which
wae revised in the proof by him before
publication, caused considerable anxiety
in government circlea, owing to the inti
mation that any breach of the peace
would be punished by the American
minister. To the Associated Press his
words were: "Any trouble precipitated
on either side would be stopped at once
by United States forces."
On tbe morning of the 17th, the day
after the Alameda left. President Dole
called upon Minister Willis to learn
how far the authority of the United
States was expected to bo carried! in
case of an emergency. Upon his re
turn it was learned that the provisional l
government was fully satisfied with the
explanation and limitations made by
Minister Willie.
It is the general opinion that the
original language used by the United
States minister conveyed more than he
intended it should. It ia understood
that President Dole very clearly in
formed our minister that the provisional
government commanded the situation
and would require no aid from the)
United Stares, unless it was called for.
The president aseured tbe minister that
any breach of tbe peace which might
occur would be speedily dealt with by
the Hawaiian government. The pro
visional government received assurances
on the points mentioned which were
perfectly satisfactory.
It, is understood that Minister Willia
said he would stand back of tbe present
government until the present difficulty
was settled.
The tension in political matters since
the departure of tbe Alameda has only
partially relaxed. Minister Willis made
the public statement that "nothing im
mediate would be done" to ease matters
down, as he believed a criaia was ap
proaching. His remedy worked for v
few hourß, but it now appears that he
baa divulged juat enough to stimulate
speculation, and both sides interpret bis
explanation favorably, which in the end
will doubtless add fuel to the political
When the attention of the United
States minister was called to the fact
that the provisional government would
aid him in keeping the peace, he re
plied that he did not expect trouble un
less it came from irresponsible petsons
on either side,
Ex-Marshal C. B. Wilson has brought
two libel suita against Walter G. Bmith,
editor of the Star. The Buita hßve
grown out of the publication of the re
port made to Mr. Blount by Col. V. V.
Ashford regarding immoralities prac
ticed in the palace by the ex-queen aad
Wilson. The original account was pub
lished in the San Francisco Chronicle in,
last April, and was furnished the Hono

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