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MATSVIIiLE, KY., THUJRSDAT, FEBRUARY 9, 1893.
THE ? OTHER SIDE.
'Hawaii Heard from About the
PROTEST AGAINST ANNEXATION.
Tho Inhabitants of tlio Island Can Tako
Care of Themsolvcs, So Says the Minister
of tho Interior of tho Deposed Govern
mont An Appeal Made to tho United
States Government Through n Private
Source, and n Pronilsa Made of Further
Details of tho Involution.
St. Louis, Fob. 9. A letter has been
received hero from John F. Colburn,
minister of tho interior of Hawaii, in
in which he outlines tho position of tho
deposed queon, of whom ho is a
Bupportor. Tho letter is addressed to
Mr. J". H. Ganz, of this city, whoso
wif o is an aunt of Mr. Colburn, and is
Honolulu, Oaihj, Hawaii Islands, )
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1893. J
Mr. J. H. Ganz, St. Louis, Mo.:
Dear Sir In view of the circumstances
that surround the situation of this, our
Hawaiian , kingdom, I tako the oppor
tunity of writing you this letter, trusting
with your ability and influence with some
of the leading statesmen of your liberal
American country, you can help to place
the situation of affairs of this country in
such an impartial mannor to them that
tho Hawaiian queon, Lilluokalanl.her gov
ernment and her native population can
receive such a hearing from your govern
ment thai the American nation will cause
to be restored the queen to her throne, tho
government to her power and the Hawa
iian native population to their rights.
On Thursday, Jan. 12, 1803, the legisla
ture sitting in session, brought in a reso
lution of lack of confidence against her
majestic cabinet, which consisted of G.
H. Wilcox, minister of the interior; R. 0.
Jones, minister of finance, W. P. Robin
son, minister of foreign affairs, and Cecil
Brown, attorney general, and was carried
by tho constitutional majority of twenty
five members of tho legislature out of a
house of forty-eight elective members.
This cabinet-that was voted out belonged
to a party called the Reform party, and
tho same party caused a revolution in the
country, Juno 80, 1887. Upon their hav
ing been voted out they retired and sent
their resignations to her majesty, the
queen. She accepted them and on tho
next day, Friday, Jan. 18, 1893, she sum
moned and appointed-the foil owing gentle
men as her cabinet: Samuel Parker, min
ister of foreign affairs: William H. Corn-
well, minister of finance; John F. Colburn,,
minister or tho interior; Arthur if. Peter
son, attorney general. Mr. Parker and
myself .were tho native Hawaiians in tho
cabinet, the second and. third named the
Immediately upon appointment, wo re
paired to tho legislative assembly and re
ported to them that it had pleased her
majesty to appoint us as her cabinet.
Those of the legislature that were present
and the population to tho number of about
1,000 who had gathered there, received us
with applauses. We took our seats, and
after going through tho business of tho
house, it was adjourned. The next meet
tog, Saturday, Jan. 14, tho day that had
been previously set apart as the day to
prorogue the legislature, weprescnted our
selves again, and after going through tho
business of tho house, it adjourned to
meet at tho proroguation house at 12
I may mention here that on Friday and
Saturday, the days that we had attended
the legislature, tho party to which this
cabinet had belonged tho Reform party
wero so dissatisfied and hostilo over their
defeat that on both days they refused to
attend tho legislature, and did not have
courtesy to attend the proroguation.
vVWhilo waiting for the hour of 12 to ap
proach, I accidentally heard that tho
queon proposed to promulgate a new con
stitution. I Immediately sought ,an inter
view with my colleagues and notified
them that if the queen intended to act in
such an arbitrary manner I would resign.
They answered that they wero willing to
do the same thing, and we decided that if
the queen intended to carty Into effect any
such idea we would all advise her not to
so. I at once repaired to the place of tho
opposition, the Reform party, ana tola
them what I had heard and what wo had
concluded to do. The leaders of tho party
advised us strongly not to resign as It
would then give the queon nn opportunity
to appoint others who would bo too will
ing to sign a new codstitution. We fol
lowed their advice, and they assured us
that if any conflict came between tha
queen and us, her cabinet, tho community
would give us their support to resist any
thing of this nature. ,
At 12 o'olook noon tho legislature was
prorogued; and we repaired to tho palc:o
to meet the queen. She then and there
told us to sign a document purporting to
lie a new constitution. Wo told her plainly
jwo would not accedo to her request and
advised her to abandon tho idea. She was
very determined at first, but afterward
yielded and gave up. She came out and
openly declared to the Hawaiian people
that she could not give them a now con
stitution and told thorn to ondure their
grievances. The crowd dispersed, and on
(the next day the leader of tho Reform
party met us and made a proposition to
5 is. viz: "That owing to tho queen's revo
uMonary actions in wanting to promul
gate a new constitution, we should de
throne her and declare a provisional gov
ernment." Our answer was that wo wouhl
give them an answer later on.
i- In the meantime we, tho cabinet, sum
moned six of the most responsible and con
servative business men of the city and also
fche diplomatio corps. They met us, ex
cepting J. T. Stephens, envoy extraordiu
ary and minister plenipotentiary. Wo
flcussedthe.sItuatiou anjl aar.ei that
the queon""was at first ill-advised, but
as she had abandoned tho project we
should not depose her and declare a provi
sional government. We notified the lead
ers of this defunct and malcontented party
that wo would not agree to the proposition.
At the same time we issued a proclama
tion and scattered it all over town'and de
livered it to the diplomatic corps, that the
queen had abandoned the idea, and asking
one and all to accept tho assurances given
in the proclamation by the queen and cab
inet. This party was not- satisfied with this,
but they, with the assistance of tho Amer
'lean minister and tho troops of tho United
Spates ship Boston, enlisted a number of
men to the extent of 200, and aided by tha
iAmerioan troops, took possession and de-
branient, contrary teethe constitution, now
In force and contrary to tho rights of 100,
000 naoDle. the population of this country.
Tho cabinet notlfiod the American minis
ter of what had happened, and asked him
to assist this duly authorized government
to suppress this revolt, or, if ho did not
want to do that, then to remove the United
States troops on board tho Boston,
and wo, tho government, could do it our
selves. When wo told him we had 700
men under arms and were equal to the sit
uation, his reply was that he acknowledged
tho provisional government and would
Wo. the Eovernment, camo to the con
elusion, as wo did not wish to come into
conflict with tho United States troops to
yield under protest. The queen and her
cabinet are at present removed under pro
test, pending a hearing before the United
States. This action on the part of tho
United States government is degrading.
Ho has upheld a mob and does so against
the wishes of the aborigines of this coun
try, who are capable of taking care of
themselves. Tub provisional government
has put the country under martial law,
They are dispatching a steamer now to
carry a report to Washington. They
aro sending embassadors to Washing'
ton. We have asked that the steamer
take representatives so that both sides of
tho case can be heard, nnd they refuse.
Wo will send them later. We trust it will
not bo too late.
The Hawaiian people are walling for the
loss of their country. Can not America,
"tho land of the free and tho home of the
brave," undo this great wrong that she,
by her troops and ambassador, assisted to
do t Will you use your Influence for us ?
Act promptly, and may God assist you
and help you. Yours with consideration
and respect, John F. Colburn,
Minister of the Interior.
The letter has been forwarded to
President Harrison by Mr. Ganz, who,
in his lottcr of presentation, says:
St. Louis, Feb. 8.
To tho President of tho United States and
Members of Congress:
As a citizen of the United States I hum
bly petition you to listen to a few words
that have come to rue, from tho afflicted
and distressed people of Honolulu city, of
Oahu, Hawaiian islands, a petition beg
ging you to not accedo to any of the de
mands or wishes laid before you by the
commissioners sent to Washington from
Honolulu. In the letter received from Mr.
John F. Colburn,.minister of the interior
of tho Hawaiian islands, is contained a
touching appeal to tho American patriot
and loyalist to which your hearts will re
spond with heartfelt sympathy. '
Your sense of justice will lead you to
stop and consider with your usual wisdom
and consideration before upholding such
an uprising and usurpation by foreigners
in a small kingdom which, during many
years has proven itself not only self-sustaining,
but also progressive in tho high
est degree in art, science and religion.
This letter breathes tho sentiments of na
tives, a Christian, law abiding, intelligent,
refined people, begging you not to accedo
to any of the demands or requests of tho
commissioners of the provisional govern
ment now at Washington and upheld and
sanctioned by the American minister
plenipotentiary, J. T. Stevens, who has
without authority from tho American
government taken upon himself a high
handed measure in trying to overthrow a
peaceful government. I ask your kind
consideration of this matter, so grievous
to tho natives of Honolulu.
In the newspaper articles as seen from
time to time concerning tho unhappy and
disturbed condition of tho government of
the city of Honolulu, and tho kingdom of
of tho Hawaiian islands, but one side of
the pieturo has been presented and that is
the usurplste. This revolt, this attempt at
a revolution emanatod with the foreigners
who have descended from tho early mis
sionaries, but, who in their desire for gain;
for wealth and power, and to live in
luxury which was unknown to their an
cestors, have determined to take tho reins
of government in their own hands and
planted their heel upon tho gentle, loving,
How have tho natives or their queon in
terfered with their rights as citizens that
they should now turn and rend the hand
that held out to their fathers beforo thorn
everything which Christian and loving
hearts could bestow t
I respectively submit tho latter from J.
F. Colburn, minister of tho interior. I
feel assurance that the United States will
not be instrumental in overturning the
government of a weak, inoffensive people,
against their wishes. Such a high-handed
undertaking would be revolting to every
patriotic sentiment that actuates her citi
zens in their intercourse with others. A
love of liberty, humanity and justice is in
them born, and ib will be impossible for
them to uphold intrigue, rascality and
usurpation by a few for their own personal
interests and aggrandizement.
Hoping that you, personally, will give
Mr. John F. Colbum's appeal for redress
of grievances your careful consideration,
and that you will lend your influence and
use your power to righting wrongs com
mitted against a weak and frlondly natiou
who imploringly begs you to do so through
her minister, I am, dear sir, with great
respect, yours truly, J. H. Ganz.
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Ftdr weather, followed by local snows
during the afternoon or night; winds shift
tag o southerly.
A Casualty Caused by Cold
PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILED.
Ono Fcrson Killed nnd Thlrty-Ono In
jured, Some of Whom Slay Die Tho
Delayed Passenger Suffer from tho
, Extreme Cold A Corpso Cremated An
Embankment Prevents What Might
Ilavo lloen an Appalling toss of Life.
Pana, 111b., Feb. 9. A terriblo wreck
occurred near hero about midnight
Tuesday night, tho limited passenger
train on tho Big Four road being de
railed and tumbling into o ditch. A
broken rail, dueto contraction owing to
the intense cold, caused tho disaster.
Four or fivo porsons wero killed and
sovoral others injured, but their names
aro not obtainable at presont. After
lodging in the ditch the wreck took firo
and all tho cars wero speedily con
sumed, a fierce, frosty wind fanning tho
Tho passengers suffered intensely
from tho cold for a time, but soon found
Bholter in adjacent farmhouses. Tho
financial loss is heavy.
Tho train consisted of eight coaches,
including baggage and mail cars. Tho
accident occurred on a small trestle
spanning the creek. The engine passed
over in safoty, but all the rest of the
train left the rails and immediately
caught firo. The mail car, which was
next to tho engine, was tho first to ig
nite and split completely in two.
Tho express car and the two following
day coaches wero thrown from the
trestle at least thirty foot.
Tho remainder of tho cars wore saved
by an embankment on the opposite side
of tho ditch, otherwise the death roll
would have been horrible.
Tho passengers in the day coaches
wero rescued with great difficulty by
the trainmen and uninjured passen
gers, Tho following is a list of the killed
Charles Ressler, baggageman, in
Saimiel O. Doolittle, Madison, Ind.,
express messenger; badly injured.
C, H. Barr, St. Louis, express messen
ger; badly injured.
A. M. Travers, Cincinnati; slightly
Samuel Cohen, Houston; hurt about
Fox, bruised about the head and
Mrs. Armstrong, Birmingham, Ind.;
Mail Agents Conway and DeWitt,
hurt about the head.
Mrs. Laughlin, Cleveland; slightly
Charles Conlin, Alma, Kan.; cut in
Mrs. Carroll, Alma, Kan.; bruised
Charles H. Fox, Tiffin; internal in
juries. H. M. Ibbertson, St. Louis; injured in
back and head.
James M. Nichols, Mattoon, Dls; bad
Mrs. Neal. residence unknown; prob
ably fatally injured.
Matthew J. Banner, Pawtucket, R.
I. ; slightly injured.
W. T. Muse, St. L6uis; hand cut nnd
Several other passengers whose names
could not bo learned were slightly in
jured. All tho bedclothing in the sleeper was
utilized for tho comfort and warmth of
the wounded women and children.
Baggageman Ressoller was pinioned be
tween tho mas3 of trunks and burned to
death in sight of the trainmen and pas
songera. who wore unable to rescue
Mrs. Laughlin was traveling with tho
corpso of her husband, which was in
tho baggage car. Tho corpso was cre
mated. Mrs. Laughlin's four childron
wero slightly injured. The weather
was bitter cold and tho wounded suf
fered greatly from exposure in addition
to their injuries.
Tho Ohio and Mississippi railroad sent
a special train of two cars to the wreck
and brought tho injured passengers to
Pana where they were carried into the
8t. James hotel. They wero properly
cared for by physioians of Pana and
Tower Hill. S
TWO YEAR3 AROUND THE POLE.
Lieutenant Peary Will Start tho Last o
.June To Lootnro In Europe.
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 9. Lieuten
ant R. E. Peary said in an interview
Tuesday that his second Arctic expedi
tion would set out from Philadelphia tho
last of Juno and would go by ship to
Greenland, thonco north by sledges.
He expects to reach a point further
norththan has ever been attained. Sur
veys of tho north coast of Greenland,
further discovorics, geological and eth
nological studies aro tho objects of tho
trip. Mrs. Peary has not decided
whether sho will go or not.
About ten mon will.constituto tho
party and they oxpoct to bo gone two
years. The equipment will bo about
tho, same as for the last expedition, in
cluding, howevor, moro and better in
struments for survdying. Tho coBt of
tho expedition will bo about $25,000,
and this sum tho lieutenant is trying to
raise by lectures. Peary will go to Eu
ropo May 1 and will address scientific
bodies in England, Scotland, Gormany
and Austria and Franco.
Freight Jumps the Track.
Moore's Hill, Ind., Feb. 9. A part
of the east night froight. No. 44, jumped
the track at the foot of the grade near
Dillsboro, yesterday, delaying Ohio and
Mississippi traffic several hours.
CTKEEn car sxmtre.
tlit ChitHniTCrjirttTtEw-ivCoiKluotors Cnurflng
WtEcmmj, Th. 9. The street cor
strifco h heccmrag mora nirrAinni, an 11
warrants voro sworn iscri yailiuiiflj.yt.llt
tcrnoon for tovcral 3 tha iSaSixxx. .
car going south last oigM, v&csa e5ou.i
200 ycajch) north oZ tho baraa an JucaAy
Btrcot, wao bombarded with briclcs sraxi
stonos. -There wore- about fifty pcoa&u
in the mob and thoy rushed into tha cssr
where thoro wero two pastcngcrs at tho
time, and ono of thorn, a German, waa
cut on tho sido of tho faco by a blow
from a club, and tho other pasnengor
was also burisod.
The motorman was struck by a club
nnd had his arm almost broken. Both
ho and tho conductor wero compelled
to desert the car. There were throe
operators on tho car at tho time, and
they went before a justice yesterday
morning and sworo out warrants for
the arrest of several of tho mob whom
they claimed they have recognized. All
day yesterday tho tracks were guarded
by policemen, and tho cars wero run
with new men without interference.
The cause of tho strike was tho dis
charge of two conductors on complaint
of passengers. Public sympathy is
mainly against the strikers.
POWERFUL LABOR ORGANIZATION.
An Entirely New Order Helng Formed In
Chicago, Feb. 9. At a meeting held
here yesterday of representatives of the
various labor organizations tho first
steps were taken toward tho formation
of what will prove, f tho ideas of its
founders aro carried out, the most pow
erful labor organization in America.
The object in view is the establishment
of an entirely new order, whioh shall
include every railroad employe in the
Yesterday's meeting was dovoted to a
general discussion of the best methods
of securing the end In view. V. Debbs,
S. Kelliher and L. W. Rogors wero ap
pointed a committee on constitution
and will report at today's meeting, when
the movement is expected to tako def
FIGHTING SOON EXPECTED.
Troublo Hns Again Broken Out Alone
tho Illo Grnnde.
New York, Feb. 9. The Horald's
correspondent at Artegan telegraphs
that trouble along tho Rio Grande has
broken out again, and that tho govern
ment police have disarmed ono hundred
federals who wero about to mako a'raid
along the Rio Grande, near Santa Ana.,
The Castilhistas fortified the town. Fed
eral General Tavares and Banos Cassul
are trying to reconcile and unite tho
different factions in opposition to tho
A guard is still maintained along the
Rio Grande. Caudilla, a federal chief,
noted for his cruelty, has arrived at
Tigro with arms, and fighting with the
Castilhistas, is expected along the
Klethsburg, Illinois, Suffers Sevorely from
KiETnsBURG, -Feb. 9. A fire started
at 4 o'clock yosterday morning, destroy
ing Hendrickson's Bhoo store, Church
hill's dry goods storo, Allen Hall's
grocery 6tore and Mrs. M. E. "Wade's
building. The loss is $25,000; fully in
sured. Another firo destroyedthe now round
house of the Central Iowa Railway
company, togothor with six locomotives.
The loss is about $50,000. Tho round
houso had beon occupied only about ten
Zante Shakon Dally.
Athens. Feb. P. The Island of Zante
is shakon several times daily by earth
quakes. The king will remain thero
Bomotimo to superintend the building of
huts for the homeless and to assist the
rolief committee in Zante City. The
queen is still traveling from village to
village, giving gonerously to tho im
poverished and trying to oncourago tho
tho panic-stricken. Tho roada over
which sho travels aro crowded with
frightened childron. Two Italian men-of-war
haYo taken supplies to Zante.
Tho Frog Slipped.
Shelbyy,ille, Ind., Feb. 9.- Yester
day afternoon as the local freight com
ing west was running into 'tho yard
limits at Prescott, a frog slipped and
tho engine dropped between tho wheels,
throwing a rail fully thirty feet. ' Every
wheel on tho 'train loft the tracks and
but ono car upset. The regular crow
worked hard and tho train was on its
way in less than two hours, with but
one car short.
Dotogs of.u Desperado.
Muskogee, I. T., Feb. 9. News has
reached here of the killing of Deputy
Marshals Rusk, Bruner and Knight
near Tahlequah by Bill Pigeon, an In
dian desperado. Pigoon lives in a forti
fied houso in tho Cherokee nationt nnfl
his capturo has been attempted many
times without success. Ned Christy,
another member of tho gang, was killed
a short time ago by theso marshals,
. Stook Trains Wreoked.
Osoeola, la., Feb. O.Two stock
trains wero .wrecked by a collision on
the Chicago, Burlington and Quinoy
railroad at Bush siding, fivo miles east
of Osceola about 8 o'clock yesterday
morning. Several persons wero eon
ously hurt and wore at onco removod to
Chariton for treatment. Sovoral cars
were demolished, and much of the stock
was killed and crippled.
Early Meriting liluzo.
Des Moines. Feb. 9. Fire at Scran
ton, la., at 6 o'clock yesterday morning,
destroyed Ccx & Stierwalt's hardware
storo. Foster's drug Btore, the Farmers'
and Merchants' hank and Gibson's
hardware store. Loss, $15,000; inaur
Rnra. trt ooa.
Ruin and Devastation Rovoalec.
THE LOSS OF LIFE VERY HEAVY.
It Is Impossible nt Pit sent to Approxi
mate tho Kttont of tho llnmnge Done,
us Communication Hns Not Vet Keen
Established The Government Trying to
Hellene the Distressed.
Brisbane, Fob. 9. Tho ruin and
desolation revealed as tho flood abates
is beyond anything caused by tho last
great flood in 1890. The suburbs of tho
city have been almost annihilated.
South of tho ri or the city is still sub
merged. In the higher parts of the city, from
which tho water is receding, many
buildings have collapsed, and mo3t of
tho others are damaged beyond hope of
repairs. The loss in Queensland, on
which Btand the government offices,
Eostoffico, principal banks, newspaper
uildings and tho opera house, has been
enormous. Tho buildings in the street
wero two-thirds submerged.
Tho stocks of all tho shops wero
ruined and vast quantities of valuable
documents wore rendered illegible Tho
Victoria bridge, at tho northern end of
tho street, was 6wept away, as well as
the railway bridge which connected
Brisbane with the suburb Undooroop
illy. The provisional towns have suffered
as severely as has Brisbane. Every
hour brings fresh news of villages sub
merged, houses wrecked, lives lost and
bridges swept away. The loss of life
has been very heavy, but no approxi
mate estimate of the number drowned
is yet possible. Tho government i3
doing its utmost to help the sufferers
from tho floods, and has sent torpedo
boats with food and clothing up tho
river to tho interior towns.
CHOLERA IN MARSEILLES.
Forty-Four l'ooplo Bio In That City In
Paris, Feb. 9. Forty-four persons
died in Marseilles yesterday of cholera
disease. Nine of tho cases were sus
piciously like Asiatic cholera. The phy
sicians appointed to make special inves
tigation of the diseaso have been unablo
so far to make a satisfactory diagnosis.
Microscopic examination has failed to
reveal the presence of comma baccilli.
Somo of the physicians aro inclined to
the belief that the disease is intestinal
influenza. Tho diseaso has beon con
Uned to tho filthiest districts, where the
sanitation is in a deplorable condition.
Tho Tempj says that tho epidemic in
Marseilles has aroused the gravest fears
among tho health authorities in this
A special correspondent of The Li
berie telegraphs from Marseilles that,
upon the advices of Dr. Toinot, sent by
the sanitary council to observe the epi
demic, the board of health has adopted
stringent measures to prevent the
spread of tho epidemic.
Yesterday a Sister of Charity died a
few hours after she was stricken with
Tho Liberto correspondent believes
that tho opening of the streets for tho
construction of the new sewers caused
Charged with Robbery.
Indianapolis, Feb. 9. John T.
"Woodward was arrested yesterday
charged with the robbery of Horace
Scott, a millionaire railroad stock
owner, of money and checks aggregat
ing $1,500. Tho checks wero found
upon Woodward, who said that Scott
got into a poker gamo and lost a largo
sum oi money and that ho let him have
the money represented by the checks.
Soma of them were made paynblo to
Woodward, and others wero payable to
bearer, and all drawn upon a Louisville
bank. Scott says that ho was robbed at
the Bates Houso.
Quelling nn Insurrection.
Buenos Ayres. Feb. 9. The govern
ment troops sent to the province of
Santa Fo to quell the insurrection of the
agriculturists against tho .wheat tax,
succeeded in capturing 200 of the rebels
who were conducted as prisoners to
Santa Fo, the capital. Tho governor
of tho province delivered an address re
minding them of the folly of their in
sistence to tho lawful authorities. Ho
then ordered their liberation. The
wheat tax is being generally resisted
by the agricultural colonies throughout
Holldliig Association's Loss.
Indianapolis, Feb. 9. Tho failure of
August Smith, merchant tailor, has pro
duced complication that will result in
sending the Conoordia Building and
Loan association to tho wall. Smith
was the treasurer of the association and
made it a preferred creditor for tho
amount of ftinds in his hands. It now
transpires that tho association's affairs
aro in such ehapo that tho money will
be applied to Smith's debts for goods
and the association will lose it.
Yorktown, Ind., Feb'. 9. A town
conflict is imminont, duo to tho efforts
of tho Western Improvement company
to secure tho removal of tho Yorktown
depot of the Bij Four railway to We-it
Muncie, ono mile east of its precoia
Bite. Similar plans aro being formu
lated looking to the removal of tho
postofflce to tho Bamo placo.
The City Wins.
Martinsville, Ind., Fob. 9. T.a
proposition yesterday as to whether ur
not tho city should put in water worJ.s
or allow a privato corporation to put ia
a system, web carried four to one in
fayor of tho city owning its own plnit.
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