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WAWIBRi northerly winds.
VOL. XLI. NO. 79.
Mullen. Bluett j Go.
The finest makes of Clothing at the lowest possible prices.
Look at our $10, $12 and $15 Business Suits. These are
the best values ever offered.
Ask for a fine Kersey Overcoat at $15. This is the best
coat ever shown for the money.
Boys' Clothing for dress and school at all prices, $3 50 up.
We carry the largest stock of Fine Clothing in the city.
Two Gold
World's Fair Convention of the Pliotoppliic Associ
|Tue ONLY Photographer ot the Pacini! Demit Exhibitors Receiving an Award.]
ffonr Silver First-Prize Medals, San Francisco, February, 1893.
All Premiums and Diplomas Awarded at Late Los Angeles Fai
.44 r 1 Stimsou Blk, Spriii!? & Third sts.
//SA\- S ** TTELIO! HELLOI! January has the flavor
i* 1 li rz„ ojaphiiy °' uowness «bout it. It opens the new year.
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Z. lf T a \ new as 1894, and as bright as our weather Is
" \ S '894- i (even It* it is winter every where else). This Is
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' ''W ill II V\\ / Chrietmai will be closed out at reduced prices
iln JIH ill I "7 3" We Bnow ''olid ouk Bedroom Suits foriiilo.
li .1 lIU \ —rrn i f* I\/£ 111 These are sum to be yours li you see tbem.
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'"^J who will show you the best selected stock In
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Producers and Refiners of PETROLEUM OIL
Manufacturers of Hig-h Grade Cylinder and Engine Oils.
Large Producers ot Fuel Oil.
San Francisco Office, 204 California st.
Branch Office, 135 E. Second st, Los Angeles
Tel. 1174. io-ti iy Manager Los Angeles Branch.
Telg. Sir, and 101,7. a-i3tt 130 West Second st.
Tlie Abbotsford Inn,
Jhe most attractive, sunny, comfortable Family an 1 Tourist Hotil
in the. city, too rooms, en suite or single—all new, with superior fur
nishin,-,?. Incandescent light and steam radiator in every room,
ilmeric iii Plan. Transient rates S3 per day; special rates by the week.
The Herald
A Would-Be Mother-in-Law's
Shocking Crime.
She Murders Her Daughter's
Recreant Lover.
Harry G. Pool's Tragic Taking Off in
San Francisco.
Murdered Because He Refused to Wed
tha California Venus—A Chief of
Police Shot—Other Coast
By the Associated Press.
San Francisco, Jan. 7.—A Lensatlonal
murder occurred here thie forenoon.
Harry G. Pool, a young man well known
about town and of a well-to-do family,
waa shot and almost inatantly killed by
Mrs. Sbattnck, the aged mother of Ks
tralia Shattuck, • young and pretty
chorus girl at the Tivoli opera bouse,
who severed ber connection with the
Tivoli company last night, and was to
have left the city tomorrow with Hen-,
dereon's Sinbad company. Yonng Pool
was summoned to Mias Shattuck's home
on Stevenson street this morning, where
the girl's mother met him and de
manded that he marry Miss Shattuck at
once. Fool refused, and Mrs. Shattuck
pat a pistol to his temple and shot him
dead. The woman was arrested lor
murder, and is now a raving maniac at
the city prison. Tbe girl is aLo in hys
terics and unable to talk.
Speaking of Miss Sbattuck's appear
ance with the Tivoli company as leader
of tbe Amazon march in the spectacular
play, Tbe Island of Jewels, the Exam
iner this morning says : "The pleasing
young person with a sword who leads
this march is perhaps as much entitled
as anyone to wear tbe title of the Cal- '
ifornia Venus, as she was the model of
the crowning figure in the midwinter
lair fountain in tbe Sunset city, and ber
fac-simile in staff will eta id amid falling
drops of water in liout vi the adminis
tration building, as a sample of what
California can produce in the way of
female beauty."
When a policeman entered the home
of the Sbattucks, Mrs. Shattuck was
standing over the dying man. "He did
it himself; be committed suicide," she
excitedly exclaimed to the policeman.
Miss Sbattnck same tunning np behind
her mother. "No, no," ehe gasped,
"my mother shot him." That the rela
tions of yonng Pool and Mies Shattuck
were other than they should have been
has not been charged.
The Chief of Police Kutally Shot and a
Bia- Fire.
Prescott, Ariz,, Jan. 7.—Miles Archi
bald, chief of police, was shot probably
fatally last night, by Louis C. Miller, a
constable. Tbe two had quarreled
about tbe arrest of a man by Miller, who
was in the custody of Archibald,
but in the hospital. During the
quarrel Miller called Archibald a
liar, and tbe latter advanced
towards bim in a threatening manner,
as if intending to strike him, when Mil
ler drew his gun and fired three shots,
two of which took effect, one entering
his left ehoulder from behind, passing
entirely through him, coming out in
front, going through the upper
part of the lung. Tbe other shot took
effect in his back, also under the
right ehonlder and the physicians have
been unable to locate the ball. Miller
claims tbe act was in sel f-deleneo, that
Archibald struck him in tbe face with
hiß left hand, while be pulled a gun
with the right and fired at him, the ball
taking effect in his left band,
causing a flesh wound. Archibald's pis
tol dropped to tbe ground when he waß
struck in the right ehoulder, and when j
picked up was found to contain two I
empty shells. Miller is in jail, while
Archibald is still alive.
While excitement waß at the higheßt
pitch last night over the shooting of the
chief of police, a fire alarm was Bounded
for a fire in a general merchandise
store formerly owned by J. G. Camp
bell, but purchased 10 days ago by
C. A. Dake. The night was
one of the coldest ever experienced
here, the mercury being below zero, and
difficulty was experienced in getting
water on tbe fire. Before the flames
were subdued, tbe entire rear portion of
the store was burned and all the stock
badly damaged by smoke and water.
The origin of the fire was a defective
flue. Lobs, $7000 to $8000; insured for
Bnt It Proved to Be (inly » Btieliu
Sanger, Cal., Jan. 7.—lt wae rumored
here and in Fresno yesterday that Kvana
had been captured again, but on com
municating witb Sheriff Scott by tele
phone it was found that the rumor
was false, as usual. The offi
cers are still in the vicinity
of Pine flat, and as far as can be learned
are not working on any definite clue,
Three posses left Trimmer's springs
this morning, each taking a different
route for Cold springe, a point about 20
miles farther back in the hills, where
tbey expect to meet tomorrow. As tbe
enow is from three to four feet deep
in that section, they will have a hard
trip, and it is doubtful if they will meet
with success. Sheriff Scott remained
at Trimmer's springe, in tbe hope of ob- i
taining some trace of the bandit from i
(Jatallna Island.
Avalon Home open for guests at low
rates for the winter.
A line of fine cut glasß bottles and
manicure setß just received at Little- ;
hoy's pharmacy. Call and Bee them, j
311 South Spring street.
Removal sale—Musical goods. Prices
no object. Fitzgerald's, corner Spring
and Fianklin.
Largo Crowds Hwnrm About Their
Training Quarters,
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 7.—The tuna!
Snnday crowds awarmedCorbett'a train
ing quarters today. At Mitchell's place
a number of friends called, and the Eng
lishman did a little work to show them
the fine condition he was in. Tbe aitu
ation remains unchanged ; the Duval
people persist that tbe fight will come
off aa advertised, and say tomorrow they
will issue tbe long looked for statement,
in which they will make clear to tbe
public tbat the battle ie a certainty.
"Billy" Taylor, an old aesociation
player, is organizing a baseball team
to play at Jacksonville during the two
weeks previous to tho contest. A num
ber of well-known piofessionals will
comprise the nine.
A dispatch from St. Augustine says
Governor Mitchell bas notified Sheriff
Perry tbat information bas been re
ceived at tbe executive department tbat
an attempt will be made to bring Cor
bett and Mitchell together in St. Johns
county. The governor in moat em
phatic terms orders the sheriff to pre
vent the contest. The sheriff has as
sured the governor tbat he will enforce
tbe law. It is eaid Solicitor Christie
and Sheriff Broward of Duval county
will meet the governor this week, and
at the meeting measure,, will be taken
to prevent tbe fight from taking place in
Jacksonville or Florida.
At Least 25 Per Cent of the Crop Loat
In Bau Bernardino County—The
Direct Loss Estimated
at 0400,000.
San Bernardino, Jan. 7. —The heavy
frosts of tbe last three nights have done
serious damage to the orange crop. The
last storm deposited over six feet of
snow on the San Bernardino mountains
throughout the entire range, falling
very low on tbe foothills. Tbe storm
was followed by cold winds from tbe
north, sweeping over tbe valley of San
Bernardino, in which are located tbe
principal orange groves of Highlands,
Redlands, Old San Bernardino, Men
tone, Colton, Rialto and Riverside—a
total of something o\er 40,000 acres of
orange groves.
This year's crop for this region haa
been estimated at sometbing line 4000
carloads, being one month earlier than
usual and of prime quality in every re
spect. The cold weather of the past
three nights has been unprecedented in
the history of orange growing in this
part of the country. The reeult has
been the freezing of over a thousand
carloads of oranges, or about 25 per
cent of the crop, and damage in the way
of affecting tbe market much in excess
of tbat.
In West Highlands, a piece usually
exceptionally free from frost, last night
the thermometer went down to 28 to 29
degreeß above zero. Friday night the
thermometer registered 24 degreeß at
Mentone, and laet night 20 degrees at
Redlands. Thursday night, which was
the warmest of the three, the thermom
eter registered 26 degrees in Riverside,
and it was much lower last night. The
result will only be known fully when
the crop is harvested. The lobb for Riv
erside and San Bernardino counties may
be roughly estimated at $400,000.
| Riverside, Jan. 7. —Last night was
the coldest of the eeaeon by several de
grees. Tbe thermometer registered 24
degrees at daybreak this morning. The
frnit on low ground ie somewhat dam
aged. The cold wave seems to have
passed, as it is very much warmer to
day. Recent rains and the ripeness of
the oranges combined to prevent any
great damage.
John P. Irish Misrepresents the Bentl
inenta or Callfnrnlans.
Omaha, Jan. 7. —Hon. John P. Irish
of San Francisco, who is to be a promi
nent guest of the Jackson club tomor
row evening, and will respond to the
toast, Contemporary Estimates of Presi
dents, speaking of the attitude of Cali
fornia people respecting prominent
public questions, said: "We are with
the adminietration on the financial
and Hawaiian questions, and sen
timent with respect to each is
pretty much all one way. California
not being a silver state, is opposed to
free coinage. The growing commercial
interests there foster a demand for a
safe monetary system, such as that ad
vocated by conservative men. Being
nearer to Hawaii than any other por
tion of the country, and more
closely connected witb tbe affairs of
the islands, we think we know just
about the truth as to tbe trouble there,
and we are anti-annexationistn. We
know the revolution there was simply a
job, largely of those who robbed them
selves rich in this country, and are try
ing to do the same thing tbere, and
hence we havenosympathy with them."
Irish said: "No doubt the Chinese
registration law will be complied witb
fully. Few Chinese will not register
and the question of deportation haa no
significance for us."
Concerning the Wilson bill, Irish said
the California people wore divided on
party lines, though the metal manufac
turers of San Francisco are a unit in
asking that coal be put on the free list,
the duty on that commodity alone costing
San Francisco manufacturers $700,000
per year, most of the coal there coming
from Scotland as a return cargo, in
holds that carry grain and other exports
to British portß.
Backlen's Arnica Salve.
Tho best salve in tho world for cuts, bruises.
Bores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever gores, letter,
chapped hands, clillbialuß, corns and alt skin
erm.tiunv, and positively cure* piles or no pay
i required. It is guaranteed 10 (rive perfect sat
! isfuctlon or moiUy refunded. Price 25 oent«
per box. For tale by C. K. Heluzemau, 222 N.
udain street.
2GOenvelopes. 50c; rm writing paper. 25c.
Langstadter, 214 W. second, Hollenbecic hotel.
Jit Promises to Be Highly
Democrats Hopeful of Having
a Quorum.
They May Have to Resort to the Reed
Method of Counting.
j Probability That tha Wilson Bill Will
Have to Be modified Before Be
lie Taken Up—The Son
ate Programme.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Jan. 7. —The tariff bill
will occupy tbe attention of tbe house
daring tbe coming week. After four
days' fruitless effjrt to secure the pres
ence of a voting Democratic quorum the
house adopted, just before adjournment,
the extreme expedient of ordering the
arrest of all membere absent without
leave. Deputies were sent out in all
directions last night to serve warrants
on 40 members absent without leave —21
Democrats, 19 Republicans. The Demo
cratic leaders express the confident hope
that 170 voting Democrats will be in
their seats when the gavel drops at noon.
From Republican absentees no aid is
expected. Tbey can be brought here
under duress, but cannot be made to
vote. This applies to some Democrats
as well, and if the opposition within tbe
ranks of the majority can be organized,
enough Democratic members might re
frain from voting to prevent considera
tion of tbe bill in ite present shape.
Privately come Democrats admit that
the gravity of the situation is very great.
The possibility of defeating considera
tion of tbe bill strikes terror into the
hearts of its advocates, and some oi
tbem, like Oates of Alabama, openly
advocate a resort to tbe parliamentary
expedient adopted by the fifty-first con
gress of counting a quorum. Speaker
Crisp asserts positively that he will not
be forced to this resort. He thinks a
voting quorum will be here certainly on
Tuesday, at the farthest. If it cannot
be obtained, then another Democratic
cancußwill be called. This is what thoae
dissatisfied witb the bill are aiming at.
Tbey declare that as soon as tbey can
demonstrate tbat not a sufficient num
ber of Democrats will vote to consider
the bill, tbe leaders will be obliged to
submit to material modifications which
j the disgruntled members will propose.
Some eastern Democrats who are fight
ing tbe income tax proposition are will
ing to go to almost any length to elim
inate thia feature of the bill.
Altogether the prospects are good for
a very interesting contest in the bouse
during the coming week. Of course, if
a quorum is secured tomorrow or Tues
day the special order will be passed.
Once debate is under way, it will pro
ceed to the exclusion of everything else.
Tarsuey, a member of the ways and
means committee, said tonight if a
voting quorum is not secured by Tues
day be would favor the adoption of a
rule empowering the speaker to count
members present and not voting to make
a quorum. "We muat meet tbe revolu
tion with revolution," said he. If the
Democratic members are driven to this
resort, it ia believed tbe Republicans
for self-vindication would be compelled
to support it.
The committee work of tbe house is
not fairly under way, as the opening
snarl over the tariff has required all the
attention of the Democratic leaders who
constitute the chairmen of tbe leading
committees. Only two reports have
been presented since tbe session
opened—one from the judiciary commit
tee on Bailey's bankruptcy bill; tbe
other, from the committee on banking
currency, on the bill of Brawley to re
mit tbe 10 per cent tax collectible on
clearing houee certificates and other
forms of private currency issued during
j the money famine last fall. But, with
■ the prospect that the bouse will be en
' gaged with routine work and long
speeches, committeemen are expecting
to get tbeir associates together and ac-
I complisb considerable work.
It is probable tbat an important bill
repealing tbe 10 per cent tax on state
! bank issues will be reported from tbe
i committee on banking and currency at
lan early day, perhaps during tbe com
i ing week. There ia a wide difference of
] opinion between tbe Democrats as to
j the principles of euch a measure, and as
j these differences cannot well be recon
ciled, tbe general desire in the com
mittee iB to report a bill simply repeal
ing the tax, and then let the house
1 decide all differences.
Hawaii I.lkaly to Taka Op a Good Por
tion of tha W«k.
Washington, Jan. 7. —Tbe principal
item in tbe senate programme for tbe
I week bas been agreed npon. It is con
sideration of the federal election bill, to
be taken np after the conclusion of
morning business Tuesday. Hawaii
may again demand the attention of the
senate to tbe exclusion of all other sub
jects ior a portion of tbe week. If tbe
government ebonid fail to give an ex
plicit denial of the report that Willis
has asked the Dole government to re
tire in the interest of the queen, there
is sure to he a nnmber of resolutions of
inquiry introduced and several pointed
speeches may be expected. There will
in any event be some discussion of
! Hawaiian affairs over Hoar's resolution
i inquiring into the expenses and salary
lof Blount, and there is a probability
that the Frye resolution, declaring that
! until tbe congressional inquiry is con
i eluded, this government should suspend
I ail efforts at interference in the affairs
of that country, may be called from the
table. The whole matter depends very
| largely upon news from the Pacific and
the attitude assumed by the administra
tion. If it should become apparent tbat
! the Auckland report is not truthful, the
senate wonld he disposed to let the sub
ject alone until tbe committee on foreign
relations can conclude its investiga
Streets or the Town nnrt the Railroad
Honeycombed by Chinese,
Folsom, Cal., Jan. 6.—As a horse and
cart was passing alongLeideßdorff street
in Folsom today, one wheel passed en
tirely out of eight, throwing tho horse.
off its feet. An investigation developed
the fact that Chinese have been running
mining drifts beneath tbe streets and
railroad, honeycombing that entire por
tion of tbe town and possibly extending
under come of the business streets. It
has long been known that a large body
of rich auriferous gravel lay beneath the
property owned by the roailroad com
pany, but they would not permit it to be
mined. Considerable excitement exists,
as it is impossible to Bay how extensivu
are the workings.
Mormon Converts Disgusted With Their
Lot In Mexico.
Chihuahua, Mex., Jan. 7.—A party of
Mormon converts from Indian territory
who arrived at Santa Rosalie, where the
new Mormon colony is located, are not
satisfied witb tbeir new positions and
several have already left for their old
home in the United Statee. One of
the dissatisfied converts has reached
here and states, instead of beiug pro
vided with a number of wives, as they
had been led to believe they would re
ceive, tbey were not even given one.
The Northern Citrus Belt's Challenge to
a Rattle Royal of Oranges—Noth
ing in the Southern Ctlifur
nla Building us Yet.
San Francisco, Jan. 7.—Installation
is still the order of the day at the exposi
tion. Carload after carload of freight is
being run on the grounds. Much prog
ress has been made upon the national
section in the manufacturers' building.
There is every reison to believe that all
the foreign exhibits will be com
pletely installed by the end of the
week. Over 100 carloads of exhibits
are now in the city. In the county
buildings, the same spirit which regu
lates work in the main structures pre
vails. Installation in them has begun
with a will, and most of tbem will be
t ready for the formal opening in a week.
In the most conspicuous place in the
northern and central counties building
will be a model of the state capitol at
Sacramento. It will be covered
in every part with oranges and wili
Ibe the first challenge of the norLji
i to the south in the royal haltle of or
j anges. A model of the firat capitol in
tbe etate will be Solano's chief contri
i bution. With so much under way it iB
j a startling surprise to see nothing in
I the way of an exhibition in the Soulh-
I crn California building. Among the
viaitore who throng the groutidj every
day are hundreds of men and women
from the interior of the etate. To them
the center ot interest is in the county
i buildings. February 19th will be ob
served as Southern California day and
April 10th as San Diego county day.
He Says He Has No Intention of Resign
ing His Position.
San Fbancisco, Jan. 7.—A. N. Towne,
! second vice-president and general man -
• ager of the Southern Pacific railway,
when questioned this evening con
cerning bis reported retirement
' from the management of the railway,
Baid: "If lam about to resign or in any
way change my relatione with the
Southern Pacific company, I certainly
know nothing of any such intention."
Mr. Towne also denied that President
Huntington has any intention of re
moving him.
Mrs. Cockrell*s i-'uooral.
Washington, Jan. 7.—The funeral of
Mrs. Cockrell, wife of Senator Cockrell,
took place this afternoon. Only rela-
I tives and a few intimate friends were
present. The services, which were brief
! ana simple, were conducted by Rev.
George B. Patcb. The honorary pall
bearere were Vice-President Stevenson,
Senators Vest, Gorman, Allison, Hale
, and Waltham. The remains were for
| warded to Warrenßburg, Mo., for burial,
l and were accompanied by Senator Cock
| rell and children.
Johnson on Skates.
Minneapolis, Jan. 7.—ln a race with
! Harley Davidson today John S. Johnson
lowered the two-mile skating record of
6:01 3-5, held by himself, to 6:00 2-5.
Johnson's first mile was made in 2:56.
A Splendid Gift Very Appropriate ror
Eastern Friends.
The 48-page New Year's Hekai.h is
j now on sale at the Herald office and
iby all the principal news dealers. It is
he largest newspaper ever issued in
Southern California and, outside of San
Francisco, on tbe Pacific coast. The in
formation contained in tbe New Year's
I Herald has been carefully compiled
and comprises everything that any ono
can possibly want to know about this
favored section. The New Year's Hisit-
Ai.D can be hud at the Hekai.h business
office, wrapped ready for mailing, for 10
cents per copy. Be sure and mail a few
copies where they will do tho most
j good.
Grand Mountain Vi*ws>
Visitors to Southern California should
lose no time iv taking a ride to the sum
mit of h mo mountain over tbe unique
Mount Lowe railway, where tbe beet
possible view of the whole surrounding
oonntry can be obtained, and thus pre*
paiu to tbe best advantage for trips to
places of greatest interest.
Thurston's Millinery and California
Straw Works, 264 8. Main Etreet, oppo
site Third.
That Seems to Be the General
The Next Mail Steamer Will
Tell the Story.
Tantalizing Secrecy Maintained %»:
tne Authorities.
V Humor That Minister Willis Is on the
Corwla-No Official Nnwa Given
Out—Great Excitement at
11> the Associated Pre s.
San Francisco, Jan. 7. —The attitude
of Capt. Munger of the revenne cutter
I Corwin toward the representatives of the
preßs aud the public in general is with
out precedent in this port. From the
moment the Corwin arrived the men on
board have been as inaccessible as if
tbey were in mid-ocean, save for a brief
interview that a reporter bad with
Capt. Munger yesterday evening whea
| the captain was ashore at Sao
! Qoentin in his gig to mail a
packet of letters. Tbe captain saw
! fit to go ashore with the letters himself
| rather than trust a messenger who
I might let some iota of news drop by
i accident or otherwise, under reportorial
pressure. It web when on shore this
| time for a very ft w minutes, that tbe
Corwin's captain talked with a reporter
and verified the correctness of the Auck
j land cablegram to the Associated Piess.
Be aleo stated that ths Corwin left
| Honolulu December 24tb. The reporter
i quotes Captain Munger as follows :
"lean tell you uo more than came in
I that Auckland dispatch. It is no pleas
| ure for me to hold news or information
from the people, but then you must re
j member that I am powerless in the
matter myself. F.veg if 1 knew the con
tents of the secret dispatches, as
officer and a gentleman I could not
j reveal them without permission. Here
I am within 2U minutes of my home and
| cannot get away. It is no pleasure, I
as3Ure you, but I will have to stay here
j lor three or four days or maybe a week."
When asked directly whether any
revolution had occurred at Honolulu,
i and whether the provisional government
: was still in power. Captain Munger
j would only reiterate hie statements that
Ibe could cay uo more than was con
tained in the Auckland dispatch.
Tho cutter is still lying off Red rock,
\ about a mile from Sau Qaeutin peniten
| Lis.i v and over 10 miles from this city.
I So far as getting any news from ber is
! concerned, sbe might as well be in
Bering sea. No one is allowed on
j board, and not one of her crew has been
allowed over the eide of tbe vesjei.
Since her arrival the cutter has been
beseiged by reporters iv Whitehall
. boats, but all along tbe approach of
' small boats has been a signal for one of
j the cutter's officers to appear on the
deck, when the Bailors would be ordered
from tha rail and uantioned to maintain
silence. Once the olficers were caught
unawares, and a seaman started to
[ talk, v reporter asked him the latest
news from Honolulu. "Hell'sa-poppin*
down there," was the decidedly ex
pressive reply of the sailor, but he was
allowed tossy no more, for an officer ap
peared and ordered him below.
Juet what ttrs Htrauge Bilence means
no one here seems to comprehend, but
! the people generally believe tbere have
been stirring times in Honolulu. The
j v tiheard-of secrecy on board the Cor
j win, despite the eagerness of the sailor*
Ito talk, would seem to indicate that the
j sailora have an interesting story to tell,
iif only they were allowed the least
chance to ventilate their information.
The San Francisco papers are bristling
with severe criticisms of the authorities
i responsible for the suppression of the
! news that the Corwin men might make
| public.
The Chronicle (Republican) pointedly
lasks: "Why does President Cleveland
! insist on veiling the Hawaiian situation
!in profound mystery? Why should the
commander of the revenue cutter Corwin
' decline to inform the press of the United
States of the factß as they existed when
!he left Honolulu? So long ac negotia
i tions purely diplomatic are pending it it
i easy to understand that matters of de
! tail may be properly held in reserve, but
< when it comes to a statement of the
| actually existing condition of affairs,
j tecrecy is very much out of place.
W here iB any ueed for all tbia mystery
end concealment? What interest can
i Mr. Cleveland have in Hawaii in which
i the people ot the United States do not
The F.xaminer (Democratic) says: "II
the Hawaiian republic were situated in
a cave of which Mr. Cleveland held the
v Key, we could understand the cutis
;i us performances of tbe Corwin niuoe
I liar urrival at this port. The news from
the islands, being unplessantand humil
iating to the administration, it would
naturally occur to the preeident to con
ceal it from the public. But as Hawaii
lies in the open ocean, free to all comers,
i we cannot refrain from asking what the
administration thinks it is to cain by
i forbidding its officers and sailoiß to give
i tho American people a bint ol the na
ture of public events in Honolulu. It ia
not stute secrete we are asking for, but
information abont happenings that sre
open and notorious iv Hawaii now, and
will be here as soon as the nctt moil
! stuamer arrives. All the ndmitiKtratio»
i bar: succeeded in doing by its portentoue
secrecy witb the Corwin has been to put
I the public to a little annoyance and de
: Uv. It has not gained so much by iti
I efforts at mystifying tho public hitherto
j that it should feel repaid for persisting
| in them."
A Kumar That Minister WillI» Ix lunar*
tho Corwin.
Washington, Jan. 7.—There is a. wild
rumor here tonight, which cannot De
traced to any reliable soorse, tbat Min
ister Willis is aboard the Corwin, and j
that he was xiven his passports by the

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