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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 131.
FOR A PROTECTORATE Hawaiian Residents Are Weary of the Dole Government. PRINCESS KAIULANI NOW It Is Said That a Niece of the Ex-Queen Will Ascend the Throne. ALL PARTIES DESIRE A CHANGE. Editor Hayne Says the Present Administration Will Not Last Much Longer. CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 8.-"Within eight months the Hawaiian republic will be over thrown and Princess Kaiulani, a niece of Queen Liiiuokalani, will be made Queen of the islands," said Julian D. Hyne, editor of the Hawaiian in the Great Northern this morning. "It is a fact that everybody is sick of the new republic, and it is recoguized in Hawaii that the monarchy will be re stored. "I am surprised that the people of the United States know so little of the present condition of affairs in the islands, I; he con tinued. "Briefly. I will touch upon the financial standing of the present Govern ment. Those in charge acknowledge by their own statements that they have been running behind at the rate of $45,000 per month since they began. In other words, they are $995,000 more in debt now than at the time of the establishment of the repub lic. Since March 18, 1895, they have been unable to pay their bills for current ex penses. "It is the hope of both those who favored the new Government and those who op posed it that Great Britain and the United States will make Princess Kaiulani Queen with a protectorate. To favor the young Princess, together with her guardian, Theodore Davis, Major Wodehouse, the ex-Minister from England, and George Macfarlane, who waa King Kalakaua's chief financial agent, are all in Europe at this time, the supposition being that they are looking to bringing about such an arrange ment with England. "In this connection Lorin S. Thurston, who was turned down by the Government at vVashir.gton as instigator and prime mover in the rebellion, has become dis- Eatibf-ed with the Government, and is now openly favoring the establishment of Princess Xaiulani with a protectorate. '■Queen Liliuokalaui is, of course, out of it, but it is understood that she would be pleased with such an arrangement, and her friends openly support it. There is really no opposition to it except on the part of Davis, the Secretary of the Treas ury, and Judge .ludd, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and a few other officials. Even the Government employes, who are, by the way, the same men who were in office under Queen Liliuokalani, are in favor of the protectorate." "How about President Dole?" "Well, I would not even say that Presi dent Sanford B. Dole would not like it. He gets at present 112,000 a year, and he gets it, too. As often as the month comes round, whoever goes up or down, Dole draws his $1000 and ships every dollar of it to San Francisco banks. He admits that. You see, every one there knows that the republic has only a few months more of life. People don't think of paying taxes, and the Government can't force payment because no one would buy the land. They have given it up entirely. "The whole thing, of course, was a scheme to advance the interests of those engaged in the sugar trade, and they have discovered their mistake. To-day they are split, and the majority of them are in favor of the Princess. "William R. Castle, the Hawaiian Min ister to the United States, whose creden tials have not yet been passed upon, beat around the bush the other day in the Bos ton papers, but all who are acquainted with the subject can see that he meant practically the same as I am telling you now. We calculate that eight months from now at the most the republic will be turned over to the Princess." Turning from the political to the busi ness situation Mr. Hyne explained that the Chinese and Japanese were taking hold of certain industries to an alarming extent. "Business is really dead," he declared. '•How will the establishment of the pro tectorate help matters?" "Well, people will pay their taxes in the first place, and the Government will brace up immediately." 'What will be done with the Chinese and the Japanese?" "That's the question which will develop later. Ido not see what can be done. The whole situation over there is extremely in teresting to us, and there are several problems which will have to be solved." Mr. Hyne left to-night for San Francisco en route to Honolulu. HAWAII IS MEAACEB. Japan Awaiting an Opportunity to Ac quire the Inlands. CHICAGO. 111.. 0ct.8.-A special to the Evening Press from Washington says: The administration is likely before long to be confronted with another international complication. The Hawaiian question has assumed a new phase and while no crisis has yet arisen there is a menace in the situation which is likely at any moment to cause trouble there and the unfriently attitude of the present administration toward the Hawaiian Government is calculated to en courage the threatened disorder. Minister Castle, who has recently arrived in Wash ington, has referred cautiously to the at titude of Japan toward Hawaii. Private advices explain the meaning of this refer ence. It is stated that the Japanese Govern ment desired to get possession of the Hawaiian Islands and to overthrow the Dole Government. It is believed that the ne.Tt step in the new Japanese policy of aggression and acquisition will be in this direction. It is asserted that Japan is merely waiting for an excuse, and that the The San Francisco Call. Japanese residents in Hawaii are doing all in their power to furnish this excuse. The Dole Government is cognizant of this purpose on the part of Japan and is uneasy. It is not the only menace that Hawaii now has. What the attitude of the United States will be under this ad ministration is a matter of doubt. It is said that Mr. Cleveland will be con fronted wita the question before the ex piration of his term. Congress has de clared that no foreign power should be permitted to take possession of these islands, and the administration will feel bound by this declaration to take a posi tion different from that which it has here tofore held in relation to Hawaii. SAVED JtY BLOOMERS. A. Drowning Man Resetted by a Brave Woman. NEW HAVEN, Coxy., Oct. B.— As the steamer Richard Peck, from New York, ' x iuto her slip at Bell dock on Sunday night a man fell overboard. For a mo ment none of the crowd that rushed to the rail offered assistance. Then a young woman slipped off her skirt and, clad in bloomers, jumped after the struggling man and helped him ashore. The woman was Dorothy Chestic, the English actress, who was arrested in New York for riding astride a horse in Central Park. The man she rescued was George H. Boswell, a miner from San Francisco. When seen at the New Haven House yesterday Miss Chestic said: "Oh.it was nothing. If I saved the man's life the thanks belong to my bloomers." STRIKE ON THE WORLD. AH Employes of the Mechan ical Department Quit Work. But They Were Induced to Return and Get Out the Paper on Time. NEW YORK, N. V.. Oct. 9.-Promptly at 12 o'clock this morning the entire force of compositors, pressmen, stereotypers and other attaches of the mechanical de partment of the New York World went on a strike, causing consternation to the management, and at 12:45 work in the building was at a standstill. The strike appears to be sympathetic with the employes of Georxe R. Read, who has charge of the Pulitzer building and hires the elevator men, engineers and elec tricians. The trouble started several weeks ago, when several elevator conductors struck on account of a reduction in their salaries from $12 to $10 a we«k. The trouble was apparently settled at the time, but since then there has been growling among the other employes of Read, and they succeeded in enlisting the sympathy of the members oT the "Big Six" and other labor organiza tions represented in the building. The engineers and electricians, who be lonir to labor unions, assert that non union men have been placed at work with a view of taßing their places. The strike was started shortly before 12 o'clock, when the engineers and elec- tricians, about 15 in number, left the build ing. It was stated that non-union men were secured and hurriedly put in their places. \Vhen this fact became known it is said the compositors refused to work until they were removed and were joined shortly afterward by the others. The management at once made en deavors to settle the trouble and about 1 o'clock the men returned temporarily in order to enable the World to get out their morning edition. It was stated at 1:20 this morning that the compositors and other employes of the World did not strike, but were forced to quit work on account of the firemen and engineers stopping work, which shut off the light and the power operating the type-setting machines. It is authorita tively stated that the "Big six" took no part in the strike and had no connection with the employes of George R. Reed. Business Manager Xorris of the World arrived on the scene shortly after 1 o'clock. He said that the trouble had nothing to do with the World manage ment. The firemen are also employed by Reed, and the trouble was caused princi pally by them. The fires were allowed to rundown. Operations in the building were delayed over an hour and a half. The strike, it is stated, was ordered by the walking delegates of the union on the ground that non-union men were being employed. RATIIKH FREAIAIURE. Report* Jttelating to the Union Pacific He organization. BOSTON, Mass., Oct. B.— Reports that a Union Pacific reorganization plan is soon to be announced are stated by Boston in terests to-be somewhat premature. There have been from time to time meetings of representatives of -. large; interests in the property with a view to forming a commit tee to reorganize the main line of : the Union Pacific road, but the matter has not even progressed as far as the formation of a reorganization committee. It is < antici pated, however, that this will soon be ac complished, the committee to be composed of representatives of the various sub-com mittees and prominent interests in the road, and an effort will be mady to get the matter before the next session of Con gress. '■ ' <»■•*•• "•; SLASHING FKEIOHT HATES. Soon the War Will He Extended to the Eastward. OMAH4 , Nkbr., Oct. B.— Western freight men are now engaged in the hilarious but ruinous sport of slashing rates. Some of the agents have closed their eyes and gone at the traffic sheet catch-as-catch-can. The Santa Fe precipitated the cutting by re ducing the rate from Chicago and the Mis souri River to Denver, and the other roads have followed suit. Now the rate on first class and under is 23 cents. The regular rate is 65 cents. It was said this morning oy the local freight men that there was no telling when t!ie rate slashing would cease and that there was a prospect of its con tinuing for a week yet. The Burlington threatens to get back at them by putting in the war rate eastbound as well as west bound. Chinese Women Arrested. ATLANTA, Ga., Oct B.— lnspector Scharf of the Treasury Department, ar rested thirty Chinese women at the expo sition grounds to-day. It is charged that they were imported for immoral purposes. All are young. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1895. THE PLEASANT LITTLE DINNER AT THE POODLE DOG, WITH COVERS LAID FOR BUCKLEY, RAINEY AND LITTLE MAURICE SCHMIDT, [As the smoke from Sam's cigar beclouded the atmosphere there appeared to the trio a vision of the Mexican Colonel in telephonic communi cation with Huntinglon.] HERO OF THE CRATER Death of Brave General William Mahone of Virginia. —. WAS A NOTED SOLDIER. Through the Civil War He ' Fought Valiantly for the South. LATER HE BECAME A SENATOR. In Politics He Was a Leader of Note and Voted With the Republicans. WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. General Mahone who was stricken with paralysis THE LATB GENJBBAL, WILLIAM MAHONE, NOTED AS A SOLDIBB AND STATESMAN. a week ago, died at 1 o'clock to-day. Ever since he received the stroke the doctors have said that he could not recover. Their only surprise has been that he could linger so long. He has been steadily, though slowly, failing, and this morning the doc tors told the family that he would not last through the day. PETERSBURG, Va., Oct. B.— The an nouncement of the death of General Ma hone was received in Petersburg with sin cere regret, especially by those who served in his old brigade during the war. His re mains will arrive here at 10 o'clock to morrow morning, and the funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and will be conducted by Rev. C. R. Haines and Rev. John Rideout. • General William Mahone was born in • Southampton County, Virginia, December 1, 1826. He grnduated at the Virsinia Mil itary Institute in 1847, and until the begin ning of the civil war was engaged in engi neering and was the constructor of the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad. He joined the Confederate army in 1861, took part in the capture of the Norfolk Navy yard; in April of that year, raised and com manded the Sixth Virginia Regiment, was engaged in most of the battles of the peninsular campaign, those on the Rap pahannock and around F^tersbnrg, where he won the sobriquet of the "Hero of the Crater." Throughout his career in the army he was noted as a fighting commander. He wag commissioned brigadier-general in March, 1864, and major-general in August of the same year. He subsequently led a division in Ambrose P. Hill's corps.and at Lee's surrender was at Bermuda Hundred. At the close of the war he became presi dent of the Norfoik and Tennessee Rail road. He also engaged in politics, and was the leader of the movement that elected Gilbert C. Walker Governor of Vir ginia. After failing to secure the nomina tion for that office in 1878 he organized and became the leader of the Reartjuster party. He was elected to the United States Sen ate in 1881 and served until 1887. Though elected as a Readjuster he voted with the Republicans, and by so doing gave them the control of the Senate. While in the Senate a dramatic incident occurred in debate between General Mahone and Senator Vorhees. The Senator from Indiana upbraided General Mahone for acting with the Republicans, and when he had concluded his remarks General Ma hone said that denunciation of him must atop, and asked whether the Senator from Indiana adopted the phrase "renegade Democrat" which he had used in his speech. Senator Voorheea replied that he indorsed every sentiment and wt>rd he had uttered ; that he indorsed the word "rene gade" and his criticism of the course of the Senator from Virginia. Senator Mahone in reply said : "That is an assertion that no brave or honorable man would make. I denounce it as such. Let him take tbat and wear it." The inci dent, one of the nost notable of the session, tueu ended. "PRIMATE" THE WORD Bishops Take a Name for Their Presiding Officer. BUT DEPUTIES OBJECT. Both Houses of the Great Episcopal Convention Not in Accord. NAME OF THE CHURCH GIVEN. It Will Hereafter Be Known as a Protestant Faith of the United States. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. B.— lt was with somewhat of a feeling of relief that the Episcopal House of Deputies of the general convention suspended its session of the revised constitution for a while to day to take up a few crumbs of still an other revision of tbe revision that had fallen from the Bishops' table. The fath ers of the church, themselves probably not anxious to be forest-ailed, or unwilling to allow the lower house to go very far into its work without their own views and ideas, foreign to the outside world, had been doing a little revising on their own account for a couple of days and the re sults were apparent in the messages pre sented, with courtly dignity, by Secretary Hart. The Bishops preferred the term "gen eral convention" to "synod," and the term "assistant Bishop" to "Bishop condu tator," both suggestions being in a line with those already approved by the house. They also favored the title of "primate" for tbe presiding officer, recommended that retired Bishops be given a seat in the house and proposed a new title to the con stitution. Such of the various amend ments as the house had not already ap proved provoked a debate that covered two sessions, but the Bishops had their way right through and only the arrival of the hour for adjournment prevented the add ing of the word "primate" to the minutes of the day. Just before the delegates dispersed the House of Bishops announced concurrence in the resolutions dividing the dioceses of California, Maryland and Kentucky. The first vote by dioceses of the present con vention was demanded upon the designa tion of the constitution sent down by the Bishops. This ran as follows: "The con stitution and canons of the government of that portion of the Catholic church known In law as the Protestant Episcopal church of the United States of America." There was no debate and the designation was adopted. No sooner had the result of the Ijallot been declared than some of the members took alarm and wanted the rest of the message postponed until a more convenient season. Dr. Huntington, the New York orator and parliamentarian, said the house had done what was abso lutely without precedent in passing an amendment to the constitution without discussion and he hoped that such action would never be repeated. Ex-Senator Edmunds, however, thought it would be most expeditious to go on with the subject at once, so that if any amendments weie decided upon the Bishops might have them without delay. The house thought th<> same way. The proposition of the Bishops to substitute the word "synod" for "convention" was non-concurred in by a vote, the volume of which seemed nearly equal. On the proposition to accept the title "Bishop Coadjutor" instead of "Assistant Bishop" as adopted by the house the vote by dioceses was 55 to 37, nine being divided. At the opening of the afternoon session the house members of the joint committee appointed to select the next place of meet ing reported in favor of Boston and an amendment was made substituting Louis ville and the matter went over. Ex-Senator Edmunds of Vermont asked for leave of absence to leave the city for the rest of the session and tendered his resignation as a member of the committee on constitutional amendments. The leave was granted and the resignation accepted. Dr. Rhodes of Southern Ohio raised a question as to the mode of procedure observed in the morning in acting upon the proposed amendments to the new con stitution. Heureedthe house in a rather long speech to take up the committee's re port and act upon its provision inde pendently without section 3, as adopted by the House of Bishops, providing that the senior Bishop of the church should act as the presiding officer of the House of Bishops and be known by the title of pri mate, and to that end moved the postpone ment of the message of the House of Bishops. This provoked considerable dis cussion, but was lost, and the question then fell upon the amendment offered by Judge Bennett to take the place of section 2, as approved by the House of Bishops. The section as approved by the Bishops extended to the resigned Bishops whose resignations were made necessary by in firmity the right to vote in the House of Bishops, and the amendment deprived them of this right. One of the delegates from Rhode Isfand called attention to the fact that if the section be adopted as ap proved by the Bishops, his small State would have two retired Bishops and one officiating Bishop in that house. Mr. Lightner, lay delegate for Minne sota, thought the line should be very care fully drawn in granting permission to vote in the House of Bishops. Dr. McVicker of Philadelphia also spoke in the same tenor, and said that in denying retired Bishops the right to vote the house would not be depriving them of any inherent right. He spoke strongly against the plan, but Judge Bennett's amendment was lost and the house concurred in the action of the House of Bishops. George C. Thomas of Pennsylvania shot off the first arrow with an amendment sub stituting the words "Presiding Bishop." Dr. Elliott of Maryland stepped to the chancel, and with his tall form towering above his associates from the altar steps, said with cutting sarcasm that he was greatly surprised at the marked change of temper which had come over the house. The members of this democratic body had met with representatives of the House of Bishops and unsolicited had extended and broadened the episcopal power of the Bishops, and now these members wanted to create an office and adopt for it a name which carried with it every suggestion of a hierarchy. This church has retained its name and its institutions for 100 years, and now it was proDOsed to transform the face and personality of the church. He had even heard one member say that he hoped he would some time see an Arch bishop in every State. There was too much of a tendency to adopt the customs of the Church of England, and he did not consider it dignified. The idea that the church in this country was identical with the church in England had in the past worked great injury to the American branch, from which it was just beginning to recover, and this recovery was due to the simplicity of the American church. Dr. McKim of Washington and Dr. Har wood of Connecticut also made addresses in the same tenor, and Dr. Huntington of New York presented the other side of the question. It required all the courage he had, he said, to stand op to reply to three of his best friends after the strong appeals to good feeling which he had just heard. If it was intended that the office of primate should be elected he would op pose it to the end, and if it was proposed to associate it with a new office he would oppose it, but it was the intention to be merely as a title for the senior Bishop, and thus it would be a mark of veneration to old age, and veneration for old ag« was one of the primary principles of good church morals. What he had intended to say yesterday was that he wanted to see a presiding Bishop ia every State, instead of an Archbishop. The adoption of the term Archbishop would, in his opinion, be ab surd. This remark aroused some feeling on the part of Dr. Carey of Albany, who rose to defend himself, and Dr. Hunting ton was compelled to mollify his friend by withdrawing the word "absurd." Dr. Green of Cedar Rapids, lowa, thought the house was wasting time in eulogizing American churchtnanship. Puritanism had been the spirit of American church manship during the first fifty years of the country. That, and not adherence to the English customs, was what had worked injury to the churoh. But the course had been gradually changed for the better. It was the broadening out and assumption of greater dignity that had now made this church one of the greatest institutions in the country, while the "American" insti tutions were crumbling to pieces at its feet. The American church did not go to England for Primate or Primus, but it did go there for altar and chancel, for creed and Te Deum and for all the beautiful forms of worship now in use. And, why should the American church not go to its mother for its names as well as its form of worship? He would welcome the word Primate, as it would put this church in touch with that grand Anglican Christian ity to which it owed its being. After brief addresses by Dr. Battershall of Albany, Dr. Park of Massachusetts, and Mr. Fairbanks of Florida, Mr. Thomas' amendment was balloted on and lost by a vote of 152 ayes to 162 nays. The question will thus revert to section 3 as adopted by the House of Bishops when the matter is again considered. At 5:30 the house adjourned. Confeated Judgment. CHICAGO. 111., Oct. B.— The Davis & Rankin Building and Manufacturing Com pany confessed judgment in the Circuit Court this morning in favor of the First National Bank for $50,100. The assets are placed at $800,000 and the liabilities at $200,000. The failure was caused by the bank desiring protection for itself in se curing the large amount of money ad vanced. Death of Colonel Ott. ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 8.- John Ott, sec retary of tbe Iron Belt Building and Loan Association, died to-day from paralysis. He was acting Comptroller of the Cur rency during Buchanan's administration, and later was chief clerk in the Treasury Department of the Confederate States. Toward the latter part of the war he en tered the Confederate army and attained tbe rank of colonel. PRICE FIVE CENTS. BOMBS IN A CELLAR Daring Plot to Wreck a Connecticut Town Hall. DISCOVERED IN TIME. On Two Occasions Explosives Were Placed in the Basement. FUSES BURNING WHEN FOUND. Had the Janitor Been a Few Sec-* onds Later Many Persons Might Have Perished. NEW HAVEN, Cora., Oct. 3.-A most dastardly plot and one which came near accomplishing its purpose was reported to the office of the State Attorney this after noon. It was only by a rare piece of good fortune that the intended victim escaped. The affair has caused great excitement in the city and if the miscreants can be captured they will undoubtedly be treated in a summary manner. The person in tended for the victim was Justice Henry Beadle, who was holding his court at Cheshire, about fourteen miles from here. Some time last Saturday morning the Town Clerk discovered several small pieces of gaspipe in a dark part of the cellar under the Town Hall. He picked them up and found projecting from each end a partially burned fuse. They were filled with explosives, and had it not been that the flame was quenched by the damp earth they would undoubtedly have ac complished their purpose. The matter was reported at once to the authorities and placed in the hands of special officers and for the time being kept quiet. To-day the most sensational feature came. Town Clerk Landon, who had ob served some suspicious characters around the Town Hall, went once more into the cellar and found several more improvised bombs, each with a time-fuse burning and the explosive nearly reached. He put the light out at once. One of the bombs had become wet through the moisture in the cellar, which had prevented its exploding after the fuse had burned down so far as to blacken the gas-pipe covering. The other two wera comparatively dry, and had the fuses been allowed to burn out the result would have been terrible, as the time was in the mid dle of the day, when the hall was crowded with people. State Detective Leet is on the case, but there is not the slightest clew as to the perpetrators of the deed. Justice Beadle lately convicted several persons of violating the liquor law, and it is thought that the attempt was made by these, but the authorities seW at the idea, as they do not think that any of the liquor-dealers would resort to such ex tremities. There is no other plausible clew, however. WHIPPED A WEALTHY MAIT. Angered Citizens Protected a Woman* Reputation. ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. B.— W. A. Braw ner, one of the wealthiest men in Orange County, was savagely whipped Sunday night because he was suspected of reflect ing on the character of the women of Mait land. For months citizens of that place have been receiving anonymous letters in which foul language was used regarding their wives and daughters. Brawner was suspected of writing tho letters, and Sunday night, as he was re turning from Orlando, he was waylaid by Aldermen Heard and Lawson, Postmaster Rawls and Samuel Pullman, all of Mait land. Brawner was pulled from his buggy, stripped, tied to a tree and lashed with rawhides. His back was literally cut to shreda, his left cheek laid open and one of his ears torn off. The victim's shrieks were heard a mile away, and the Marshal of tho place came to the rescue. .Brawner ia likely to die. MISFORTUNES TOO HEAVY. Attempt of a Defrauded Man to Commit Suicide. NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 8.-AugustU3 Coeel, 55 years old, of West Brighton, Staten Island, attempted suicide last night by shooting himself twice in the forehead with a 32-caliber revolver. Co?el tried to end his life because he could not support his family. He was once wealthy, but his fortune was lost through the operations of Frederick Baker last winter. Baker was executor of Cogel's father's estate. Cogel and his sister, who inherited their father's fortune of $100,000, consisting of both cash and real estate, left the manage ment of the estate to Baker. When he suddenly died at the time of the disclosure of the bank defalcation it was discovered that he had spent all the money of the Cogels and sold their real estate, which was situated in Jersey City. Baker Had paid to them their annual income of $1200 each as a "blind." Cogel will recover. All the Guests Escaped. LORAINE, Ohio, Oct. B.— The Darling Hotel was burned early this morning. Forty guests escaped in their night clothes and lost all their possessions. The loss reaches $20,000. For Pacific Coast Telegrams see Pages 3 and 4. SMOKE La Belle Creole CIGARS, 3 for 25c--10c Straight-^ for 25c ASK DEALERS FOR THEM. RINALDO BROS. & CO., Pacific Coast Agents, 300-302 BATTERY ST., S. F,