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VOL. XLIII. NO. 123.
REPUBLIC AND THE REBELS Professional Revolutionists the Bane of Hawaii TOO LENIENT TO TRAITORS Minister Thurston Talks of the Island Troubles. The Policy of the Government Is Not One of Revenge, and Punishment Will Be Meted Out Only to the Guilty. Washington, Feb. 10.—L. A. Thurston, the Hawaiian Minister, being asked whether he bad any information concern ing the alleged sentencing to death of Some of the leaders of the late Hawaiian nsurrection and whether, in his opinion, such sentences, if given, would be car ried out, made the following statement: "I have received no direct communica tion concerning the sentences nor do I know precisely what action will be taken ; but from my intimate acquaintance with all the Hawaiian authorities ami their characteristics and methods, I can state positively all trials will he open and fair; that the accused will be allowed the 'as sistance of counsel of their choosing, who will be allowed the fullest right of cross examination and of defense; that, there will be no convictions which are not based upon the clearest evidence. "If there is any particular policy in which the Hawaiian government has erred in the past two years it has been in having been too lenient in dealing with those who have continuously schemed to overthrow it; lirst by strategic diplo macy, and then by force. "From its inception the government has exhibited a leniency toward its ene mies that is unparalleled in history. This extreme leniency has been a feature of the administration of President Dole, which has caused criticism from many of his.strongest supporters. "I will state a few facts in substantia tion, of what I say: The penalty for trea son from the foundation to the overthrow of the monarchy, was death and confisca tion of all property. On the 20th of January, isn't, three days after its crea tion, the provisional government passed an act providing an alternative penalty for treason of fine and imprisonment and otherwise mitigating the harshness of the former law. "Was there ever before known a gov ernment, scarce seated in power, in the midst of enemies, involved in all the multitudinous plans of reconstruction of the entire system of government, devoting its lirst moments to mitigating the jwnalties which might be visited upon its enemies if they undertook to overthrow it? "Again, although the revolution of 1884 was caused by the attempt of the Queen to abrogate the constitution and disfranchise nearly every person connect ed witli the new government, she litis since been treated with the utmostconsider ation by the government. She has occupied her comfortable residence in Honolulu, within a block of the execu tive building, in peace and without, mol estation, while she has publicly and privately plotted for the overthrow of the government, and finally made an arsenal, in which were discovered forty rifles, two dynamite bombs, pistols, swords and ammunition in quantities. Again, although Liliuokalani has made no claims for compensation, the annexa tion commission, in the interest of har mony and to avoid even the appearance of harshness, secured the insertion in the proposed annexation treaty of a clause giving her an annual pension of . P 20,000, and, until she began to openly work for the overthrow of the government, the salary which she had received as Queen continued to be paid to her by the pro visional government; and until Princess Kaiulani came to Washington to work for restoration she also continued to receive allowance. "The ex-Queen has twice applied to the government for protection against supporters of the government whom she feared might do her harm, one of the times being when she was in the act of negotiating with Mr. Willis for her resto ration and the overthrow of the provis ional governtnent. Upon both occasions a squad of police was detailed to guard her from harm for as long a period as she desired them. Her only response to all this treatment has been the beheading proposition made to Minister Willis and a continuous plotting to overthrow the government, culminating in last month's insurrection. 'The lioyalists have been allowed and have repeatedly availed themselves of the privilege to associate unmolested in the public square in front of the executive building at Honolulu, and unrestrictedly to pass such resolutions as they chose condemning the government, protesting against annexation, against the constitu tion and the republic and declaring in favor of the restoration of monarchy. "One of the serious features of the situ ation in Hawaii is that v number of lead ing insurrectionists are what may be culled 'professional revolutionists.' The rank and file arc ignorant dupes. Wilcox, the military leader in the last insurrec tion, is mentioned as one of the leaders. Wilcox's doings on the islands in the past decade, in which he is put down us a turncoat, ready at any minute to support the side 1 which best suited itis purse, is cited us one of such a class. This is a fair satuple of the material of which the leaders and organizers of the hit insurrection are composed. Most of them arc foreigners. Their class and character is that, kind which furnished the Commune in Paris and the ansrohist riots in Chicago. ' 4 What is tho government oi Hawaii to do? lo tho govorumynt to condone, every pffvn.s'.! that can ho committed against jivovernnn-ut ami capturing insunvetion istw in til'- act ol" shooting down its citi zen*, at)nw tlmm to again go five to re peal tin/ operation at the lirst convenient opportunity. * "Amid liostlln environment, amid op THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1895.—TWELVE PAGES. position, treachery and revolution at home and depressing effects of continu ously hostile influences from abroad, President Dole and his associates, to the best of their limited powers and with all the wisdom with which God lias endowed them, maintaining their outer breast- | works of civilization in the Pacific, with a reserve consisting of a handful of pro fessional and business men, mechanics and clerks, the problem that has been forced upon President Dole and which he and his advisers are forced unaided and in the presence of hostile influence to solve, is one which would prove a task too great for man. "The policy was not how to achieve revenge. It is how to prevent Hawaii from gravitating into the catalogue of chronic revolution. "How the government of the repub lic will solve the problem I do not know. The gospel of forgiveness and forbearance has been practiced. Whatever measures are taken, the white men who organized •the late insurrection and furnished the arms therefor, but had the adroitness to keep out of sight when there was fighting to be done, will be held to an equal degree of responsibility with their native companions, who had at least the manliness and courage to attempt to carry out their ill-conceived plans; and I further I know that Abraham Lincoln did not possess a more patient, loving, kindly disposition than does Sanford B. Dole; that there does not exist in the United States today a more generous-spirited, peace-loving, forgiving and imrevengef nl community than that residing in Hono lulu and furnishing the leaders of the present government. "God forgive those who would impute a sanguinary lust, for blood to as brave, generous, disinterested, liberty loving and true a hand of patriots as ever hon ored Christian civilization, or add to their already heavy burdens* or increase the difficulties of their already dfHcult task." NEBRASKA'S NEED A MINISTERIAL UNION TAKES A HAND IN THE RELIEF ROW Half Famished Farmers Seize a Carload of Supplies In the Railroad Depot and Help Themselves. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 10.—The Lutheran Ministerial Association has taken a hand in the squabble over relief distribution in this state. At the annual meeting held in Ashland last night a great, part of the time was taken up in the discussion of relief work in the different western set tlements. A host of complaints came before the conference regarding partiality in the dis tribution. These complaints were of so severe a nature that they cannot be ig nored by the conference. A special re lief commission was therefore appointed to assist the people in making their claims known and also to assist in get ting supplies. This commission is not. intended as an opponent to the State Commission, but only to facilitate the work. On the Hour of the conference it was stated that in one place the persons in authority acted on the principle of "no immersion, no assistance," and that fa voritism shown to creed, nationality, politics and relationship, was preva lent in many places. Yesterday at Kearney a number of half-famished fanners from Phillips county, seeing a car on the Union Pacific track loaded with relief .supplies, pro ceeded to help themselves. A conservative estimate, made by par ties acquainted with the situation, is that it will take over $70, OIK) worth of feed and grain to supply the fanners of this county with what they need for next season's sowing. "SHY RED" ARRESTED A Supposed Sacramento ilurderer Taken at San Bernardino Sacramento, Feb. 10.—A dispatch from San Bernardino announces the arrest there of a man answering the description of Harry Sands, alias Anderson, alias "Shy lied," one of the three men wanted for the murder of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. L. Weber in this city on the night of January 2d. The description given in the telegram Satisfied the officers that the arrested par ty is the right one, and an officer will be sent down at once. The other two men, Joe and William Sprout, will probably be caught, also. Their brother George, now in jail here for vagrancy, broke out two weeks ago and hastened to Oakland, where he found them and gave the alarm. He was afterward arrested there and brought back. KNIGHTS OF LABOR. A Conference of Dissatisfied Members Will Be Held In Columbus. Columbus, 0., Feb. 10.—In response to a call issued by E. C. Martin, of Tiffin, a conference of dissatisfied Knights of Labor will be held tomorrow. Communications have been received by Mr.. Martin from a number of district assemblies which are too fur distant to be represented, assuring that whatever action may be taken by the convention will receive their support. The delegates stated tonight that the confer ence would lay the groundwork for a new organization of the Knights. The gather ing's work will be merely preliminary to a convention to be culled later. It is claimed by a majority that the Knights of the country arc not in accord with the present administration of the order. TURNERS AT SAN DIEGO The Southern California Circle Arrange for the Pest in June San Diego, Feb. 10.—The annual meet ing of the Southern California Circle, Turners' Society, is being held in this city. Tonight a banquet, grand ball and reception *Was tendered to forty visiting Turners from Los Angeles and other parts of the circle Politics and other questions were discussed during the evening, and arrangements made for the big tnrnfest at Los Angeles in June. Washed Up by the Sea Lowestoft, England, Feb. 10. — A fishing | smack today landed tile body of another i victim of the Elbe disaster. It was that j of a steerage passenger. He was an Aus trian by birth. In his pockets were not- | rtraliration papers taken out in 1802 in I the name of Paul Szncdy. j LA GASCOGNE'S CHANGES The Big Ship Has Weathered Other Famous Qales MANY ANXIOUS INQUIRIES Relatives of Those on Board Fearful of the Worst The Qreyhound's Battle With a Tempest Four Years Ago—Theories Regarding the Vessel's Delay. New York, Feb. 10.—The French line steamer La Gascogne, so far as all sources of information go, has failed to reach har bor. Three Bteamerfl which arrived at this port today have seen or heard nothing of her. But the fact that vessels not nearly so staunch as the French liner have weath ered the pales that have swept the Atlan tic for the past two weeks has given heart and hope to those who can view the chances of the big steamer from an im partial standpoint. La Gascogne is now eight days overdue. She has faced many a furious gale in the years that she has crossed the Atlantic, but never was she so tardy before in reach ing port. On October 2fi, 1801, she came into New York harbor with 920 suuls on board, en crusted with ice to the top of her fun nels. For four days and nights she had j been in the grip of a hurricane. One day of such weather would have tested the staunchness of almost anything that floats, but La Gascogne reached New York practically uninjured. It is such experience that has given the agents of this city confidence that their boat is still plowing the seas or is safe in some of the j way harbors. The men in the office of ] the French line do not worry much. None of them believe La Gascogne to be lost. It is the friends and relatives of passengers that are fearful of the worst. The men who report vessels far down the bay have kept their eyes sharp to ward the sea in the hope of being the first to signal the missing steamer. At 7 tonight the Hamburg-American liner Dania was reported off Fire Island. Two hours later an unknown steamer was re ported passing Sandy Hook light ship. There she is anchored and it is believed that she is La Normandie, a sister ship of La Gascogne. La Normandle sailed from Havre on Februry 2d, and cumin l ; over the same course that La Gascogne did, it was confidently expected that she will have tidings of the other. No tidings to that effect are displayed and now the officials of the line fix their hopes on La Touraine, which sailed from Havre on Wednesday last with instructions to keep the strictest lookout for La Gas cogne and it is necessary to spend extra time in making a detour from the popu lar course. Jiist what news the Dania or La Normanrjie may bring is doubtful, but they have given no indication up to the (.resent time or having spoken to the missing ship. Captain Griffith, of the American Trans port Line's Manitoba, said today be thought La Gascogne would he first spoken by a vessel bound from the Mediterra nean or eastward for Gibralter. "My opinion", he said, "is that she broke down west of the Azores, and was carried by the prevailing currents into Southern lattiudes." At the Navy Club the officers belfove the vessel will eventually come in. Halifax, Feb. 10.—A correspondent of the Associated Press has been investi gating n rumor here to the effect that the French liner La Gascogne bad been seen in the vicinity of Sable Island, It is not believed any credence should be put in the rumor. Sable Island can only be reached at great risk at this time of the year, if at all. Such news might come by carrier pigeon, but none have arrived here, and it is asserted none would fly In such weather as prevailed last week. The only other way to send out news would be by signaling a passing vessel, and that could be done only in tine weather. Sandy Hook, Feb. 11, 3 a.m.—La Nor mandie is anchored outside the bar. She was boarded by a reporter of the Associat ed Press, and reports no news of La Gas cogne. DONE IN SECRET GUATEMALA AND MEXICO NEGOTIAT ING FOR PEACE Envoy DeLeon and Minister flariscal in Con sultation Daily—The Re-election of Diaz Being Agitated. City of Mexico, Feb. 10.—The press is agitating the question of the re-election of President Diaz. Guatemalan Envoy De Leon says his country desires peace; that he finds Min ister Mariscal has the same desire, and that he Is grateful for the uniform court esy shown by Mariscal. The newspapers here which have been claiming to be so well informed on Guate malan affairs, and which Implied that, they had official information, are now backing down. The negotiations are most secret. Guatemala, Feb. 10.—Government en gineers have been working day and night for some time preparing new maps of the frontier. No correct map of that section exists, all the existing maps being but copies of old ones. To this may be as cribed one of the causes of the present misunderstanding between Guatemalatnd Mexico. Tegucigalpa, Feb. 10.—The government | is increasing the army constantly, and | has given rise to the rumors that BonlUa | intended to aid Guatemala in the event of trouble with Mexico. Although it. is well known that Honduras favors the forma tion of a Central American union, it is equally certain no alliance exists at present. His Last Words London, Feb. 10.—A dispatch to the Standard from Berlin says that, accord ing to his bill, Captain yon Goesset of the Elbe, while standing on the bridge, after the collision, seeing that the disaster was j imminent, wrote a few words of farewell and handed the letter to De Harde, the pilot who was rescued, instructing him to give it to nobody but his (Yon Goes set's) wife. The purport of the message has not been revealed. San Diego Dives Closed. San Diego, Feb. 10.—The notorious Casino Theater and the resort known as the Weeping Willow saloon, which was acquiring a notoriety almost as unenvia ble as the Casino, were closed by the police last night on the order of Mayor Carlson, who declared in his communica tion to the Chief of Police that they were against good morals and contrary to the public order and decency. He bases his action on the general law, and also upon the provisions of the city charter. A Victim of Police Revenge ' Cork, Feb. 10.—At the inquest of the body of John Twiss, who was hanged here yesterday for an agrarian murder, the chaplain of the prison gave evidence that the condemned man had declared he i was the victim of police revenge. The I Jury gave a verdict stating they believed I him to have been innocent, and the cor oner coincided in this view. The case has created a great sensation. Fuel for the Freezing. Manistee, Mich., Feb. 10.—Fuel was finally put aboard Ann Arbor ferry steamer Xo. 1 today by the aid of teams and sleds. The boat will attempt to break from her icy prison thohigt and then try to enter Frankfort harbor. The St. Louis Fair St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 10.—Entries for j the spring meeting of the St. Louis Fair J Association, which were to have been made public this week, were found to be incorrect in several particulars and will not be given out until next Saturday. A RIVAL STEAMER COMPETITION STIRS UP THE PACIFIC MAIL COMPANY Threatened Loss of the Coffee Carrying Trade In Central American Ports Brings Out a New Steamer. San Francisco, Feb. 19.— The Pacific Mail Steamship Company is anxious about its business at the Central American ports since the combination of northern rail roads announced that they would put a line of steamers along the Coast from Ma/atlan to Valparaiso, with the inten tion of diverting the coffee business from Panama to the Sound on its way to New York. The northern combination has already secured several steamers well suited for the trade, and agents are already in the Held securing contracts for delivering the coming coffee crop in the chief markets of the world. Their success has aroused the Pacific Mail Company, that has for years controlled the carrying business of the Central and South American Repub lics with such a high hand that a com petitor was welcomed. Now they pro pose to cater to the trade to hold it, and the steamer Portland is being lifted up to go on the route from Mazutlan to Panama to give regular service at many of the small ports that have been over looked while the Pacific Mail had business all its own way. Then they compelled the planters to haul their coffee and other products to the ports they mimed. Now they promise the planters that they will go after their coffee at any port they wish to name, where they can get a steamer. The steamer Portland was chartered a few days ago by the company, and, to make her uniform with the rest of the fleet, her home port was changed from the town after which she was named to New York. MURDER OF THE TUCKER FAMILY Arrest of the Suspected Assassin and an Ac complice Ardmore, I. T., Feb. 10.—The manner in which the live members of the Tucker family met their death in their lonely house near Bayou is still a mystery. Fred Wilson, a son-in-law of the Tuck ers, was arrested, charged with the mur der, and has been jailed here. I). B. Reed, a farmer, has been arrested as an accomplice. Wilson states that while at work Friday twenty armed men rode up to where he was working and, at the point of a revolver, made him mount be hind one of their number and accompany them to the burned cabin. They appar ently intended to lynch him, but he pleaded so plteously for his life that they relented and brought him here for trial. GERMAN AFFAIRS The Emperor's Wedding Gift to the dar winian! and the Navy Berlin, Feb. 11.—Emperor William has sent, a Court Marshal to St. Petersburg as the bearer of his wedding gift to the Czar. This consists of a costly table service identical with that Frederick the Great ordered for the new palace. London, Feb. 11.—A Berlin dispatch to the Times says that in his lecture at the Royal Military Academy, to which the principal army and navy officers had been invited. Emperor William enlarged upon the necessity of strengthening the Ger man navy. The subject of the lecture was the lessons taught by the Chinese .Tapanese war as showing the necessity of co-operation of the army and navy. A Robber Band Captured St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 10.— The police today arrested an organized gang which has been robbing freight trains as they entered this city. The prisoners arc Ed Hannan, Ed Karch, Arthur Snyder. John Dodge and Win, Berkeley. In the possession of the men was found a large amount of stolen goods which had been taken from the Burlington and Missouri Pacific and Santa Fc roads. The gang are bound by an oath to kill any mem ber who confesses. Excitement at Buenos Ayres. Buenos Ayres, Feb. 10.—Much excite ment has been caused here by a report that a division of the Chilean troops has occurred at Caluma, near the Bolivian frontier. WOMAN'S CAUSE IN DANGER Legislators Scheming to Dodge the Suffrage Bill THE GOVERNOR'S ATTITUDE Prospects of an Early Adjournment of the Session Appropriation Bills Once Out of the Way the Senators Will Wunt to Oo Home-Re trenchment Work. Special to The Hkrald. Sacramento, Feb. 10.—This week in the Legislature promises to be very interest ing. Monday evening the debate on fe male suffrage will continue. It is doubt ful if the measure will pass, however, as a majority of the members seem to favor a constitutional amendment on the sub ject rather than a bill, on the ground that it would be of doubtful constitution ality. It is also claimed that the matter was not really an issue in the campaign and that, consequently it should be sub mitted to the people for their decision. The statement of Governor Budd, in a telegram to the Chicago Tribune, that female suffrage is the most important matter before the Legislature is taken as an indication that he will sign the bill if it ever reaches him. The appropriation bill comes up for con sideration in the Assembly daily until it is passed. Numerous amendments are to be offered as soon as appropriations for state officers are passed and appropria tions for special institutions are reached. As the bill leaves out any appropriations for the many bureaus and commissions there is liable to be debates over an effort to give them something by amending the bill in that direction. Unless supple mentary bills are offered abolishing the commissions, for which no appropria tions are made, the state will save nothing by their being omitted from the appropriation bill, for lawyers all hold that being created by statute they must be abolished entirely by stat ute or the commissioners will have a valid claim against the state for their salaries. Not giving them any appropriations does not abolish the otlices. The National Guard bill will very prob ably be reported from the committee and take its place on the calendar, but it will hardly be reached this week, or perhaps even next. The passage of the general appropriation bill this early in the session will have a tendency to make the session short. It is proposed after the appropri ation bill has passed to see what amount is left umler the 4. r i cent tax. All special appropriation bills will be kept under that limit and thus as soon as it has been reached no appropriation bills af any kind will be passed. The Legislature will not remain long in ses sion without pay and no appropriations fin- any section in sight.. Amendments to code or acts to guard the purity of cheese making will not long retain the legisla tors in Sacramento. The session will probably last about seventy days. The Senate this week will have a num ber of important measures to discuss and possibly the Mathews railroad bill may lie reported and placed on the calendar. A repeal of the mortgage tax is one. of the subjects that will be considered and spe cial appropriations for state institutions. When the general appropriation bill reaches the Senate it will lie reported back by the Finance Committee as soon as possible, and it is hoped that it will reach the Governor by the end of the week. MONEY IN LONDON The American Loan Will Not Relieve the Plethora of Gold. London, Feb. 10.—Advanced money rates were more difficult to maintain last week, the belief being that the new Amer ican loan would do little to relieve the plethora of gold here. Investors again turned to gilt-edged securities, which showed a fresh upward move. The stock market was dull under the in fluence of the severe weather. Home rail way securities were weak. Foreign secur ities were linn. The week's move gents showed a fractional decline all around. SHALLPOX SERUM IMPORTANT EXPERIMENTS MADE IN ST. LOUIS Similar Results as Were Obtained in Diph theria Cases Expected—Returns Looked For Soon. St. Louis, Feb. 10.—Since the first ap pearance of smallpox two weeks ago ex periments have been made secretly at quarantine to manufacture an effective smallpox scrum that will obtain the same results in its branch that auti-toxine has for diphtheria. The experiments are under the direc tion of Health Commissioner Hitman and Dr. A. N, Kavolt, of the Washington Uni versity. These two men have been ma terially aided in their work by a series of tests made last December at the quaran tine station at New York by Dr. Elliott. On the basis id these experiments, Dr. Ravolt at once set to work two weeks ago and vaccinated a strong, healthy heifer with bacilli, taken from a small pox pa tient. After the animal had sufficiently recovered, he took some of its blood and extracted from it the serum. The first actual tests were made several days ago, so that the results, whether favorable or otherwise, cannot yet be learned. ACROSS THE OCEAN, A Terrific Storm Sweeps Over Ireland—Dam age Done to Shipping. Dublin, Feb. 10.—A terrilic snow storm prevailed in Ireland Saturday night and today the snow is lying three feet deep on the level and in some places it has drifted to the depth of from eight to ten feet, stopping trains. The storm is so violent at Queenstown that all the tele graph lines have suspended business. The temperature is the lowest recorded PRICE FIVE CENTS. for forty years. An unusually high tide did much damage. Much damage is also doi.e along the shore. Several small craft have foundered. Traffic in the harbor and on the river is suspended. Quite a lot of cross channel steamers are weather bound in the harbor. The Norwegian Bark Freya, from Rio de Janeiro, has arrived in a battered con dition. She reports she spoke on Friday last the Norwegian Bark Carmcl, from Savannah for Liverpool, with her rudder smashed and otherwise disabled. The crew were in a famished condition and were almost completely exhausted. They were supplied with provisions. The Canard Steamer Servia. from Liver pool yesterday for New York, had a rough passage to (>uecnstown. London, Feb. 10.—The cold continues unabated in England. Several rivers are frozen over, including the upper reaches of the Thames, where vehicles and pedes trians are crossing on the ice. Dispatches from several parts of the continent says that weather of great severity prevails. The Seine, from beyond Paris to its source, is frozen over. In some parts of Rhenish Prussia ami Thur ina the mercury went to 22 degrees below zero. Eight more deaths from the cold are reported from vurious parts of Ger | many. Sailors Beaten by a Mob. London, Feb. 10.—A dispatch to The Times from Cairo, Egypt, says: In the streets of Alexandria a mob attacked and severely beat three men belonging to the cruiser Seoul, of the British Mediter ranean squadron. The procurer-general and his judicial adviser have gone from Cairo to investigate the matter and nine cten arrests have been made. Died of His Injuries. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 10.—Jockey Madi gan, who received a fractured skull by a fall from Free Trade in the fifth race at Madison yesterday, died today. WORK OF FIRES CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH IN AN INDIANA TOWN. Fifteen Business Houses Destroyed In Ottawa, Kas.--Narrow Escape of Pupils and Teachers In Ontario. Brazil, Ind., Feb. 10.—A six year old son and three months' old daughter of William Cat sidy, residing eight miles north of this city were burned to death last night. Mrs. Cassidy left the children alone in the house for a few minutes and it is thought their clothing caught tire from a grate. Ottawa, Kas., Feb. 10.—Fifteen firms were burned out today by a fire that started here this morning and raged for four hours. The aggregate loss is $70, --000 with insurance of about one-half that amount. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 10.—Fire at an early hour this morning destroyed the Crescent tobacco warehouse. The total loss is estimated at $173,000, fully covered by insurance. Port Hope, Ont., Feb. 10.—The Trinity College school burned last night. One hundred and fifty boy scholars ami twenty-five masters and attendants es caped in their night clothes. The loss is upward of $60,00n. Elwood, Ind., Feb. 11.—The plant of the Elwood Planing mill is burning and is a total loss. Fire is raging in the ad joining lumber yards at 2 o'clock this morning. PEARL HARBOR Report That Admiral Beardslce Has Taken Possession. Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 10.—Among the passengers by the Wnrrimoo was F. IT. Holmes, Private Secretary of Damon, the Hawaiian Finance Minister, who is en route to England on a vacation. He says there has been no change in the situation since the arrival of the last steamer but he believed the effectual manner in which the revolution was quelled will prevent any further uprising. The natives were much disgusted at the fiasco and de spised Wilcox for his cowardly surrender. In his opinion capital punishment will not be inflicted on the con spirators not because the gov ernment lacks courage, but be cause the country is free from grave of fenses and infliction of the severest pen alty of the law would be revolting to the people. Holmes emphatically states that the trials as conducted so far have been eminently fair, and that the appointment of Judge Whiting as president of the court, and Lawyer Kenny as judge advo cate, was considered favorable to the prisoners. A dispatch from Washington says: The report that Admiral Beardslce had seized Pearl Harbor and declared a protectorate over the Hawaiian Islands is not believed here. Neither the State nor Navy depart ment! have intimation of such action. It is stated by both that Admiral Beards- Ice's instructions have already been made public, and there is nothing in them to justify such action on his part. WON'T GIVE UP THE FEES sult Against an Ex-Oil Inspector In Ne braska Omaha, Neb., Feb. in— A special to the Bee from Lincoln says: It is said today that suit will lie commenced tomorrow by Attorney-General Churchill on the bonds of ex-Oil Inspector Hilton. Hilton re fused to turn over (8000 in fees to the state, claiming that they were paid in fees for inspecting gasoline, and since there was no law warranting Inspection of that fluid, he was personally liable for the return of the same. There was a conference held Saturday between Governor Holconib and Statu Auditor Moore, in which the case of Hil ton was freely discussed. They arrived at the decision that in the absence of any prima-facie evidence of intent to defraud the state, Hilton could not be proceeded against, save in a civil suit on his bond. The claim set up by Hilton that gasoline is not an illuminating oil is laughed at by every official connected with the State House. It is hinted that Hilton has so disposed of his funds that he is now exe cution proof, and there is considerable speculation as to what has become of the money.