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Another Craat
i Full of Entertaining Features.
Derelict Democrats Urged to
Do Their Whole Duty.
Prompt Action Demanded by
the People Everywhere.
And the Caucus Adjourns
With Good Feelin;-*;.
Washington, Jan. s.— The Demo
cratic caucus met in the hall of the
house of representatives at _ o'clock to
night to consider the Wilson tariff bill.
There was a good attendance. Judge
Holman was chairman and Mr. Alder
jon secretery of the caucus. Aitiioui.li
the roll call showed only 124 members
present, many came In during the call,
and it was estimated that there were 147
Democrats in attendance when the pro-
ceedings began. There are 216 Demo
crats in the house, and a caucus quorum
•Is 108. The attendance Indicated that
in the neighborhood of forty are in
the city remained away. There were
no conspicuous absences among the
"kickers." As soon as the roll had been
called, on motion, it was decided to
limit the speeches to five minutes each.
Gen. Wheeler, who was one of the
prime movers in the caucus project,
then took the lloor and made a vigorous
speech against the proposition to place
coal and iron on the free list.
Speaker Crisp followed. He offered
ft resolution declaring that it was the
duty of every Democrat to vote for the
consideration of the tariff bill, and also
that it was the duty of all Democrats to
attend -the session of the house and
maintain a quorum until the tarilf bill
is disposed of. In a ringing speech.the
speaker took occasion to rather, sharply
who had been responsible for the inac
tion of the house during the past three
days. He said that the proper way to
act for those who were dissatisfied would
be to take the bill up and have it con
sidered. Tliey would be given an
opportunity to offer their amendments,
and these amendments, under the terms
of the resolution of the committee on
rules, could be voted upon.' The ma
jority could decide. No member would
lose any of his rights, and it would be
to the honor and credit of the party to
go forward and legislate. The party
had been given a commission from the
people, and it was its duly to carry it
out. The spectacle of the past three
days had been a disgrace to the large
Democratic majority in the house, and
he sincerely hoped that it was not to be
repeated. The words of the speaker
were loudly cheered.
Gen. Sickles, of New York, in reply
ing to the speaker, declared that it was
no part of the duty of any Democrat to
vote for the consideration of a revenue
bill, some or the features of which had
not yet been reported by the commit
tee. He
chiefly auainst the proposition for an
income tax, which he declared uu-
Democratic, unpopular and Impolitic.
Mr. Sperry, of Connecticut, followed
in the same line, justifying his course
in refusing to vote on practically the
same grounds. He carefully avoided
mention of the tobacco schedule, which
is understood to be the chief ground of
bis objection to the Wilson bill.
Mr. Outhwaite followed in support of
the speaker's resolution, declaring
that the time allotted for debate
was enough and more than enough.
What the country wanted, lie said, was
action. Mr. Sibley, of Pennsylvania,
contended there was not time enough.
Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, who re
frained from voting for the last three
days, except on the last vote today, and
who is opposing free sugar, created
something of a sensation by a ringing
speech in support of the resolution. He
wanted a Democratic tariff bill passed,
and he thought the Wilson bill discrim
inated against his state. He had started
out to oppose its consideration, but
when he beheld the Republicans in
solid phalanx charging the broken
lines of the Democratic party, his Dem
ocratic blood rose, and he resolved to
support the Democratic measure with
the hope that his party would overrule
the committee ou the
John De Witt Warner also supported
the speaker's resolution. He had re
ceived 2,000 letters in the past few weeks
from his constituents, many of whom
opposed certain features of the bill. But
on one proposition they were a unit;
they wanted the uncertainty removed.
They wanted the house to act, and act
at once. 'Loud applause greeted this
After further debate the Crisp resolu
tion was then adopted without a divi
sion. It is as follows: ."7*"
Resolved. That it is the sense of
this caucus that *,« is the duty of every
JJemocraUij- member of the house to
V^ r^^*\ /-x <*, Sv^ v *vr^\^v N ->*t-_^ wfoC fj*^^s''*'^ __v_^# ' SOCIETY
vote for the pending resolution provid
ing for the consideration of the tariff
bill in order that the house may have an
opportunity to redeem the pledges of
the party respecting tariff reform.
Resolved further. That it is the duty
of every Democratic member of the
house to attend its daily sessions, and
we hereby express the opinion that
those members who are absent owe it
to the party, and to those of us who are
here, to immediately return, in order
that pressing public business may be
attended to.
Another resolution was adopted that
it is the sense of the caucus that if a
proposition for an income tax was re
ported from the committee, two days
additional should be given for debate.
After these resolutions had been
adopted. Mr. llartet, of Ohio, and Mr.
Robertson, of Louisiana, introduced
amendments providing for a duty on
suear, but before a vote was had on
either of the amendments. Chairman
Holman recognized Mr. Black, of Geor
gia, to move an adjournment. The mo
tion was carried with a rush, and at 10
o'clock the Democratic caucus ad
journed. After the adjournmdnt Chair
man Wilson, of the ways and means
committee, said the caucus was entirely
satisfactory to him.
"It has shown that the great Democ
racy heart is beating for the people,"
he said. "The resolutions passed ex
press the sense of the party in the full
Mil. HALL'S position.
Congressman Hall today said*: "I
shall attend the Democratic house cau
cus tonight, but shall not remain unless
positive assurance is given that the
action of such caucus shall not be held
to be binding upon those who partici
pate. I am ready to consult but not to
sacrifice my individual representative
Discredited by Officials in Wash
Washington, Jan. The Associ
ated Press cable from Auckland, an
nouncing that Minister Willis had noti
fied the provisional government to re
tire, as the queen had agreed to grant
amnesty, has been an absorbing topic
iv congressional circles today.. Word
came from the state . department to the
foreign affairs committee, but as no
mention was made of the minister's re
ported action, the information was
doubted by Chairman McCreary. Mr.
Raynor and others of the foreign affairs
committee. Mr. McCreary said it would
give a most startling turn to the situa
tion if it proved true. : p :■■'■'
Representative Hitt, the Republican
leader of the foreign affairs committee,
said that if Minister Willi, had taken
the action reported it would precipitate
a tempest. The president had turned
the whole subject over to congress, and
yet, before Mr. Willis had learned of
this course he had executed a policy
already abandoned. Mr. Hitt said this
would be particularly serious, if the
minister's action had led to' bloodshed.
There is intense anxiety in congres
sional circles for further news on the
reported course of the minister, and it
led to the circulation of wild and
groundless rumors on the floor of the
house that rioting had begun in the
streets of Honolulu. The state depart
ment Is not inclined to credit the state
ments as to Minister Willis' actions at
Honolulu contained in the cable dis
patch from Auckland, received by the
Associated Press yesterday. Such
action, it is said, is totally contrary to
the instructions sent to Mr. Willis by
the Corwin, and received by him Dec.
11. That he could have written to the
provisional government after he re-
ceived these instructions requesting that
they surrender office is denied with
strong emphasis at the state depart
ment, and the expressions in the presi
dent's message in this connection are
pointed . to as refuting the statement.
The setting afloat of such a report in
Honolulu is attributed to a .malign pur
pose to impugn the good faith ... of the
president. '"-.... ... ....
The statements contained in the dis
patch seemed to cause no uneasiness or
excitement at the Hawaiian legation.
They are not inclined to believe at this
time that Minister Willis has taken any
further steps to restore the queen.
Ilawdiians in the city are not inclined
to think that the ex-queen's agreement
to grant amnesty to the provisional
government would make any difference
in the status of things in Honolulu.
They have important information that
leads them to believe that Liliuokalani
would fear to accept a restoration .with
out a guaran tee of protection, and they
feel perfectly confident that such a
guarantee is now impossible.
In connection with the Hawaiian
news from Auckland, the language of
Secretary Gresham's Instructions to
Minister Willis by the Corwin may be
recalled. These were dated Washing
ton, Dec. 3, and contained the follow
in-*: "Your dispatch, which was an
swered by steamer on the 25th of No
vember, seems".o call for additional in
structions. Should the queen refuse
assent to the written conditions, you
will at once inform her that the presi
dent will cease interposition in her be
half, and that while he deems It his
duty to endeavor to restore to the sover
eign the constitutional government of
the islands, his further efforts in that
direction will depend upon the queeu's
unqualified agreement that obligations
created by the provisional government
in a proper course of administration
shall be assumed, and upou su_h pledges
by her as will prevent the adoption of
any measure of prosecution or punish
ment for what has . been done in the
past by those sett ing up or supporting
the provisional government. Should the
queen ask whether, if she accedes to the
conditions, active steps will be taken by
the United States to effect her restora
tion or to maintain her authority there
after, you will say that the president
cannot use force without the authority
of congress. Should the queen accept
conditions, and the provisional govern
ment refuse to surrender, you will be
governed by previous instructions."
It will be seen from this that if the
provisional government has refused to
yield without force, Willis' latest in
structions prevent his going further. In
the event that the queen should accept
conditions, however, the instructions
are to be "governed by previous in
structions." The previous Instructions
were to notify the provisional govern
ment, which has not yet been done, if
the queen acceded to conditions. So far
as the public is informed, there is noth
ing in the instructions to preclude Min
ister Willis from having, proceeded on
these lines towards the provisional gov
ernment. .- .;;.; *X- - '*'.:-
The income tax is generally, admitted
to be just. It has worked well in Great
Britain. It is fair to assume that it will
work well here.— Sioux Tails Argus-
Fail to Bring Their Men Into Line,
nt Least Twenty Democrats
• Absenting Themselves or Re
fusing to Answer When Called
—The Populists Held the Bal
ance of Power.
Wasiiington, Jan . The power of
the committee on rules was invoked to
day to break down the obstruction in
the path of the tariff debate. An iron
clad order was brought in setting out
the programme for the tariff debate,
and fixing Jan. 2** as the day for taking
the final vote. This resulted only in
side-tracking Mr. Boutelle and his Ha
waiian resolution, as when the vote
came to be taken on the adoption of the
order the Democrats lacked nine
votes ot a qucrum. At least
twenty Democrats at the capitol
either absented themselves from
the hall or refused to answer their
names when called. For four liours
the Democratic leaders tried with roll
call after roll call to bring their men
into line, but instead of gaining they
lost votes on each successive roll call.
The Populists, with the exception of
Mr. Bell, of Colorado, also declined to
aid the Democrats to get the tariff bill
before the house, giving as the reason
for their action the short limit it was
proposed to set on the debate. Their
votes would have made up a quorum.
Today's proceedings are, therefore, of
additional importance, as marsing the
first time in the history of either branch
of congress since the erganization of
the third party, that its members have
Immediately after the reading of the
journal the ' row began. Mr. Boutelle,
of Maine, was on his feet clamoring for
recognition to call up his Hawaiian res
olution, but the speaker recognized Mr.
Catchings, from the committee on rules,
to present the special order adopted
just before the house convened. Mr.
Mr. Boutelle loudly insisted upon know
ing what had become of his privileged
resolution, which had been called up
yesterd iy. The speaker replied rather
sharply that yesterday's proceedings
had fallen with the adjournment, and
that the report called up from the com
mittee on rules was a matter of the
highest privilege. " ,
Mr. Burrows, amid great confusion,
reserved all points of order, and when
Mr. Catchings demanded the previous
question on the report from the rules
committee Mr. .Boutelle raised the ques
tion of consideration.' : The speaker de
cided that Mr. Boutelle was out of
order. The latter appealed from the
decision of . the chair, and the speaker,
amid some evidences of j satisfaction on
the Democsatic side, promptly refused
to entertain the appeal. The speaker
was about to state the question on Mr.
Catchings' demand for the previous
question, when Mr. Burrows made
that the special order presented by Mr.
Catchings had originated in the com
mittee instead of the- house, and, as it
carried with it a change of existing
rules (giving leave to print to all mem
bers who so desired), it should, accord*
ing to existing rules, have had its incep
tion in the house Instead of the commit
tee. Atter some debate and discussion
of precedents the speaker overruled the
point of order. •.' -7.7"^ 7'7~ • :•••■'
The vot« was then taken on- the de
mand for the previous question on the
adoption of the report of the committee
on rules. The Republicans declined to
vote, and several Democrats who were
in the nail, and who are known to be
opposed to the tariff bill, also remained
mute. Among them were Messrs.
Sperry, of Connecticut; Haines, of New
York; Robertson, of Louisiana; and
Ryan, of New York. ."7;
Ths vote resulted 169 to 1, nine less
than a quorum. As soon as tho an
nouncement that no quorum had voted
had been announced by the speaker, on
motion of Mr. Catchings a call of the
| house was ordered. The call developed
the presence of 273 members. The mo
tion then recurred on the demand for
the previous question on the adoption
of the special order.
; The Republicans sat silent In their
seats, and the small coterie of Demo
crats, led by Mr. Sperry, declined to aid
their Democratic brethren in the effort
Mr. Sperry, in tact, actively busied
himself in raising the standard of re
volt, going so far as to ask Democratic
members to refrain from voting.
Mr. Cadmus, of New Jersey, was an
additional Democrat who declined to
vote on this roll call. The vote resulted
169 to 0. Instead of gaining, the Demo
crats lost on this roll call, lacking eleven
of a quorum. Mr. Outhwaite moved to
call the house. Mr. Reed demanded a
division, and the call was ordered, 104
to 31. The call developed the presence
of 259 members. Further proceedings
under the call were dispensed with, and
the vote was again taken on the demand
for the previous question. ;77
On this roll call Messrs. Coombs and
Sickles, of New York, declined to
answer to their names, and, although
Messrs. Breckinridge and Berry, of
Kentucky, who had just arrived, voted,
only 168 votes were cast, a loss of one
since the last vote. The Democratic
leaders decided to continue, however, if
for no other purpose than to Impress
upon absentees the necessity of attend
ance as a measure of party discipline.
Accordingly, on motion of Hr. Catch
ings, another call of the house was had.
It developed the presence of 271 mem
bers, and again the roll was called on
the motion to order the previous ques
tion. Hessrs. English, of New Jersey,
and Sibley, of Pennsylvania, refused to
answer to their names on this ' vote,
which resulted 166 to o— a loss of two
compared with the last vote.
It having become manifest that a
Democratic quorum could not be se
cured today, Gen. Catchings movad au
adjournment at 3:30.
Copeland Gets Seven Years.
Special to the Globe.
Moorhead. Minn., Jan. s.—Cope
land, the bank robber, was sentenced to
seven years in tbe penitentiary today*
• ■■■,}■
Editor Weiss Is Released and Ed
itor Bernard Arrested Over the
Grand Rapids Scandal-Olm
sted County Man Trying to
Prove That He Was Insane
When lie Signed a Contract. *
. ""vf'v" ■ '
Special to the Globe. '
Austin, Minn., Jan. 5. — David
llighet, president of the American
Fibre company, of New i'ork, died here
very suddenly this morning of heart
failure. Deceased was born In Scot
land. He came to this country several^
years ago and organized the American
Fibre company, which established
mills throughout the country. His corn-
pany located a lance flax mill in this
city three years ago, and since that time
Mr. llighet has resided here, eiving his
personal attention to the business here,
He was a thorough business man, al
ways genial and kind-hearted, and had
hosts of friends. . i-;-:7:**v:!'
But Editor Bernard Is Doing Some,
777*- Perspiring. '•'-* j
Special to the Globe. •"' *-'N '
Grand Rapids, Minn., Jau. s.—Man
ager Weiss, of the Duluth Evening
Herald, was brought here last night by
Sheriff Toole, to answer a charge of :
criminal libel made by County Attorney,
Pratt. After a satisfactory explanation
of' the manner in which the libelous
article, which appeared iv Tuesday's
issue of the Herald, was smuggled into J
the columns without his knowledge or
consent, he was released. A. G. Bernard,;
editor of the Giand Rapids Magnet, was .
arrested today, charged with being the •
writer of the article, and will be tried
before Juslie Kearney tomorrow. '
Queer Case in the Courts at Roch
ester, Minn.'
Special to the Globe. . ■"' 7 J
■Rochester. Minn., Jan- s.— lt often*
happens that "person's said to be insane
endeavor to prove their sanity, but the'
contrary is' rarely true.' Yet this is
what the plaintiff in a case begun toi
day in the district court is trying to do.
The suit is that of Levi W. Alard vs.
Margaret E. Alard et al., and it is ah
appeal from the probate-c ourt." He is
attempting to show that at the time he
entered into a contract with the admin
istrators of the estate of Charles Alard,^
his deceased son, he was mentally in
competent. The reason for this queer
action is that he thinks lie was over
reached by the 'contract, as a result of
his mental condition, and for .-.that. rea
son it should be set aside. The parties
to the suit reside in Genoa and are
prominent people. ,7 * : , .* ;.-. . , ;
• Took a Dose of" Morphine. : '
Special to the Globe. "
Great Falls, Mont., Jan. 5.— H. D.
Blossom, of Sun River, twenty-five
miles out, ah old-timer, and well known
throughout Montana, was found in Ills
room at his hotel hero today with just a
spark of life left. A sixty-grain bottle
of morphine was nearly empty. Physi
cians have been working over him all
the afternoon. Blossom' came to Mon
tana in ISO* , as a soldier at Fort Shaw,
from St. Louis. He was a Missouri river
pilot, and forty-nine years old. " " ■.'•""•j
Visiting Their Relatives.
Special to the Globe.
Chamberlain. S. D., Jan. s.— Chief
American Horse and nearly forty of 'his
band have been visiting their friends
and relatives who are members of Trnop
L, Third cavalry, at Fort Meade. This
is a favorite practice with the Indians/
who sometimes become weary with the
routine of their reservations, when they
vary the routine by a visit to some of ■
their "relatives" who have enlisted In,
the army of the great father. '■■ ' ■"• : "'- - *"?■
War on Blind Pigs.
Huron, S. D., Jan. s.— The "blind
pig" business is being pushed by Mayor
Myers, of Huron. About one year ago
he instructed the city attorney and the,
marshal that all who sold liquor must
pay a license. The prohibitionists took
great offense at his action, and at once '
had all "blind pigs" arrested, but not a
conviction was obtained. Now they,
approve Mayor Myers' action. Several
who have been selling liquor., have
closed their establishments and left
town/* "_______•__ "7 '■■'.'■'
May Resist Interest Payment. *• ,
Special to tbe Globe. ,"•'. '-'-.■ ":••'"*, ".77 i-i
: Chamberlain, S. D., Jan. s.— Since
Jan. 1 the Populists have had a major
ity of the board of county commission
ers of Lawrence county, and the district
judge and state's attorney are also Pop--.
ulists. Accordingly it is a matter of
common report that the further pay
ment of interest on about $300,000 of
outstanding bonds will be resisted, and'
the state's attorney will be instructed to I
commence action looking to the- Invali
dation of the bonds. :. •,-^i-j;: J
Wisconsin Farmer Killed.
Special to the Globe.
Baldwin, Wis., Jan. s.— Mike De-*
neeu, a farmer living half a mile south
of Hammond, was struck by the west- *
bound passenger train today while
crossing the railroad track at Hammond
with a load and was instantly killed,
together with one of his horses; Mr.
Deneen was about forty years old.
George Yoli Missing. -'.?::H. |
Special to the Globe.
Sauk Rapids, Dec. The ( . where
abouts of George Yoll, a young mag.,
twenty-three years of age, and a resi-i
dent of Albert, is unknown since Nov."'
17, 1893, and his folks have become. very;
anxious concerning him. -.*'•:.
Wed at Kasson. ■"" ':-.
Special to the Globe. ...... - - 7;'-.- \f:
Kasson, Minn., Jan. s.— Miss Eliza
Bedient, daughter of one of > our oldest
physicians, and Dr. Frank J.TBrubeo,^
Perhain, were married here last' even.-*
ing- 77*-7r .-.7 ;./.»•
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Hawley Scorched. •' '.: 7, I •
Special to the Globe. - '.;;-. '77 \
Moorhead, Minn., Jan. 5.— A **2 giooD
fire occurred at Hawley yesterday. But '
stores were burned; insurance about
•3,000. *"
With Assassination if She Is Re-
stored to !the Throne— The
American League Defines Its
Position In the Matter, Being
Bitterly Opposed to the Res
. Washington. Jan.. s.— There was
Issued from the government printing
office today, the special message of the
president \ on -Hawaii and the accom
panying correspondence, which the sen
ate had asked for by resolution. In the
printed copies are some reports from
Minister Willis which have not hereto
fore been published, and which are of
especial interest at this timer Under
date of Nov. 11, from Honolulu, Minis
ter Willis announces to Secretary Gres
ham the presentation of his letter ac
crediting him as Mr. Blount's successor.
The document then continues:
7 On the afternoon of ther6th the Brit
ish minister, Maj. Wodehouse, called
my attention to the following paragraph,
In the Hawaiian Star of the same date:
"It would serve the ex-queen well to
' pray to her gods that the peril of resto
ration will never come to her," which
he interpreted to be a threat of assassi
nation, and inquired whether our gov
ernment was ready and willing to ex
tend to her Its protection. I replied
that, "without reference to her royal
claims, she stood in such relations to
1 the United States that she was entitled
to and would receive the amplest pro
■ tectum at their hands. As a ' matter of
fact,- i had already ascertained that, at
.present, she did "not desire our protec
tion. After next Holiday, however, and
earlier if necessary, I shall insist on her
coming to the legation. Neither side
has the vaguest idea, as yet, of the atti
tude of our government, and conse
quently no outbreak has occurred, al
though every night is
.The United States steamers Philadel
phia and Adams are connected with
Honolulu by telephone, but Id the event
of riot Admiral Irwin. now in command,
has made airaugements for rocket sig
nalling. On "Monday next I will, by
request, meet a . committee of the
"American, league," which, one who
claimed to be a member informed me,
was "six hundred, strong, well armed
with Winchester rifles, and would "never
permit the ; restoration of the queen."
He further intimated that the league
had some : fear that the provisional gov
ernment "would make concessions, and
surrender their rights, and. if so, they
lfrguiq never throw it," etc. There Is
undoubtedly, this .government, at? in
all governments, a class of reckless,
lawless men, who, under the impres
sion that * they, have . the moral support
of some ( of * the better class of citizens,
may at any moment spring about a seri
ous coudi.tion.of ' r affairs., Fortunately,
the men at the head of the provisional
government are - "acknowledged by all
sides to be of the highest integrity and
public spirit, which, combined with the
large material interests they represent,
will, it is hoped, cause them : - „
" • ' ... TO STAND FIRMLY ".
and successfully for peace and good
government. -The. • Japanese consul
general,. Mr. Suburo Fujii, has just
called to say : that his people, who
now number nearly one-third of the
•male population, are very apprehensive
of immediate disturbances.. He desired
to know whether I would advise him to
send for a man-of-war. . 1 declined to
give him any advice. . He then inquired
'whether his people could expect protec
tion from the United States troops. I
told him that if it was his request, and
/that if his people were non-participants
in any tro'ible, that he could probably
rely upon t**",e protectien of our govern
ment. The American interests here are
Iso1 so offensive, and all Interests, are so
close, that it is impossible to touch one
without involving all. . .
! On last Monday, Nov. 13, i received a
call from three gentlemen who said they
"were a committee representing the
"American league." The chairman,
Mr. Van Houten, made
covering substantially the statements
contained in the . papers which 1 scud
herewith. I replied thanking them for
their wt 'Ms of welcome and friendship,
and". staling in very general terms the
circumstances under which I came, and
saying to them that it was the
duty of all Americans, whether at
home or abroad, to co-operate in
executing the will of their
government when it was declared. After
some further remarks as to the de
sirability of free institutions, provided
the people were adapted to them and
prepared for them, the committee with
drew. The chairman came back after
several hours to inform me that he
neglected to state the "league" was op
posed to the restoration of the monarchy.
Nothing was said in the conversation as
to the status of affairs here, or of the
instructions of our government. I men
tion this as the committee, I am in
formed, have placed a different con
struction on the Interview. With high
regards, lam, etc.,
Albert S. Willis.
3 The next communication was the fol
lowing telegram:
i "Nov. 6, 1893.— Views of first party so
extreme as .to require further instruc
tions. Willis."
This brought from Secretary Gresham
the second set of instructions to Minis
ter Willis, heretofore published. The
last message received from him was:
i "Honolulu, Dec. 4, 1893.— Understand
message. Had no communications from
•Washington, D. C, either to the United
States admiral or to me, since my ar
rival. One British man of war and one
.Japanese man of war are here. Active
'defensive preparations for several days;
otherwise situation about the same.
The feeling is intense, but hope to pre
serve status until fuither instructions.
The government*, last Wednesday in
quired as to the the authenticity of your
published letter and -intentions of the
president. I have declined today to
answer; Prompt action desirable.
.7 "Willis."
Brewing Company Assigns.
Special to the Globe.
j SheboygaSv* Wis., Jan. 5. — The
Gutsch Brewing compauy, of this city,
made an assignment at 5 o'clock p. m.
today to Fred Hoppe. Nominal assets
are placed at $250,000; liabilities un
r !
Sensational Stories of Trouble '
Having Occurred on the
Islands, but Nothing Authentic
Given Out— Telegraph Wires
Busy Between tho Navy Yard
and Washington.
San Fkancisco, Jan. s.— The United
States cutter Corwin has been sighted
eight miles out at sea. She brings the
latest news from Honolulu, and her ar
rival is being anxiously awaited.- The
regular messenger of the Merchants'
exchange, who had put off in a
small boat as soon as the cutter
was sighted, made an attempt to board
her at the entrance to the harbor.
Capt. Munger, of the Corwin, shouted j
to him roughly from the bridge, and not i
only refused to give him any informa- i
tion, but also refused to permit hi 3 boat
to lie alongside the cutter, leaving the
messenger to return against the strong
tide. A few miles further up the bay
the Corwin sent an officer ashore in a
small boat, and then proceeded towards
Mare island. The small revenue tug
Hartley started after the Corwin as
soon as she entered the harbor, and
went alongside the cutter and
offered her services. Capt. Munger in
formed the commander of the q Hartley
that there was no service he could per
form for him, and refused to allow any
one to go aboard.
' The only thing in the way of news
from Honolulu Is a statement said to
have been made by a sailor on the Cor
win to a reporter who tried to board the
vessel, and was repulsed, that "there
had been a big row down there." The
statement is not verified at all in any
other way.
More Than Probable That a Clash
" ..'7''' Has Occurred.
Vallejo, Cal., Jan. 5.— A naval offi
cer, when asked when the Corwin left
Honolulu, said: "The Corwin Is con
sidered, a speedy cutter, and should
make the trip in eleven days. She is a
faster boat than the Rush, and it is my
conviction that Minister Willis held the
Corwin 'at least two days after the
Alameda sailed for New Zealand. This
being the situation, it is more than
probable that a clash has occurred be
tween the powers, and that the mission
of the Corwin is to tell the tale of the
rejectiou of Cleveland's overtures by the
provisional government. - It .would not
surprise-us, for letters from, officers of
the* Philadelphia, and. Adams, which
are there, indicate that if , the
policy. ls forced on Dole he will resort
"to arms.. % On board the Mohican every
thing is in readiness, to sail In one day's
time should it be , required." All that
remains to be done on the Mohican is to
replace the : ship's galley. , Today the
Mohican's crew are being thoroughly
drilled, and Capt. Clark has a landing
party fully " equipped^ for fi.ld service, i
supported by a hospital corps and field i
pieces. The., landing . party were out
nearly all day skirmishing over the
reservation. This is an unusual occur
rence here, an I since the news of the
Corwin's advent it is whispered that
there was more 'in landing than mere
drill. The Mohican's magazines were
replenished.-..- yesterday, and her coal,
bunkers were lull to overflowing. Com
mander Clark was seen, but" he, Tike
other naval officers, knew nothing.
Whatever the dispatches may be,
one significant fact remains, that
the navy department apprehends
trouble, and that they will be on the
alert is conveyed in the fact that while
repairs could be . made on the cruiser
Boston, which recently went out of com
mission, nothing has been done, and her
complement of sailors are being held on
board the receiving ship Independence.
At marine barracks " excitement was
at : fever . pitch : . when it-; was
said that . the Corwin. came for
a detachment of marines, it was learned
at Marine Barracks that the total avail
able strength of arm-bearing force in
the navy yard is nearly seven hundred,
and that, if required, 400 sailors and 150
marines could be sent within twenty
four hours.' -7. 7
At the hour of filing this dispatch
observers were still stationed at the
lookouts, but no tidings of the Corwin
are giveu. '. •
At the Navy Yard.
Vallejo, Cal., Jan. s.— At 5:45 p. m.
the cruiser Corwin was sighted in the
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stream, headed for Mare Island navy
yard/ The. captain of the steamer
Sunol, which arrived here tonight
from San f Francisco, reports that
the revenue cutter. Corwin is anchored
off Red. Rock, opposite San Quentin.
The officers at Mare island are in a great
state ot excitement tonight. They firmly
believe that there lias been trouble at
Honolulu, and look for interesting de
velopments. _ -' ■
Newspaper Men Disgusted With
His Actions.
San Francisco, Jan. s.— By the ex
ercise of a little brief authority Capt.
Munger, of the United States revenue
cutter Corwin, has made himself today
one, of the most popular men on the
Pacific coast. Espec Lilly has the reve
nue officer disgusted newspaper men by
his churlishness. As a rule navy men
and officers connected with the revenue
service cheerfully Impart information
not in conflict with naval etiquette to
newspaper men, and th. action of
Capt. Munger today stands out in dark
relief against the white background of
years of courteous demeanor on the part
of other officers of his profession. The
reason for Hunger's action today in
refusing to allow any communication
with his vessel is probably chagrin at
the fact that the sailing of the Corwin
for Honolulu from here was announced
in the newspapers two days before she
sailed. Hunger made strenuous efforts
to conceal the fact that he was going to
Honolulu, and even after the newspapers
published the news he emphatically
deuied that Honolulu was his destina
tion. This time, evidently, he intends
to get even with the newspapers and
the public, and is taking no chances
that will allow information of any kind
to leak out. No one would think of ask
ing Hunger the contents of official dis
patches, even if he knew them, which is
not probable, but people here wonder
why a man whose salary they help to
pay should be so cavalier in his treat
ment of them. They argue that the
news of what has happened iv Hono
lulu, except that transmitted in govern
ment dispatches, is not private property
of the state department or of j the Cor
. win's officers, and should not be with
held from them. It is believed here
that the Corwin brought the answer of
the provisional government to Minister
Willis" demand for surrender. That
reply is undoubtedly in the hands of
the state department at Washington,
and from the present indications Wash
ington will have to be looked lo for
news. Hawaiian Consul Wilder tonight
expressed; the belief that the Corwin
hau his government's answer, and when
asked what he thought that answer was
said: "I think that the provisional
government has informed Minister
Willis, that it considers the Hawaii,
question in the hands of congress, ■ aud
wiil submit, if it submits at all, only
to the dictates of that body." ' : 7". ::-
Something Mysterious at the Cal
ifornia Yards. ' „.•■,■ 7
, *yAi-LEjo,,Ca!., Jan.^.—Tonight sev
eral messages were received here from
Washington, each addressed "to" Com
mander ' " C. :F. Clark, - and ; ■ bore
the prefixed admonition to "rush."
These dispatches' were immediately
sent over to the navy yard and de
livered half an hour later. Com
ander Clark's cutter was called away.
i aud Lieut. Wadon, executive of the
| Mohican, was hurried ashore,."proceed
j ing direct to the telegraph office, where
! he deposited, .'several dispatches which
| were immediately rushed to their desti
nation. Word: has just been received
; here that preparations are being made
to load nearly 100 tons of coal, oil the
ship's deck. This information is reli
able, and it is thought that dispatches
are in response to those brought by the
Corwin." ".
Cipher Dispatches.
; Washington, Jan. s.— Cipher dis
patches have been received by Secre
tary Gresham from the Corwin. They
will not be given out tonight. *"
Another Bid for the Fight.
Denyei*, Jan. s.— The following dis
patch was received tonight: "To Agent
Associated Press: Telluride, Col., will
give*so,ooo for Corbett-Mitchell tight,
provided it cannot be pulled off in Jack
sonville. Please, wire this to principals
or agents and reply at once.
.Richard Hanson,
A. M. Read, .7.7'
James Husking,
References, Bank of Telluride, First
National bank." _ *.-.;"■ *.■"'. '•'■- .*
New York — Arrived: Lydian Monarch,
. New York — Arrived: Britannic Liver
Happiness in Hell.
The Sunday Globe
NO. 6.
Supreme Court Says the Law
Is Unconstitutional.
State Cannot Go Into the Ele
vator Business.
Legislature Cannot Assume
to Be the People.
The supreme court yesterday handed
down its decision in the elevator case of
Henry Rippe against The State Ware
house Commission. The decision re
verses the decision of Judge Willis, of
the Ramsey county district court. it
was written by Justice Mitchell and de
cides the state cannot build an elevator
any more than it can build railroads or
any other works for the internal improve
ment of the state. The first point that
the court makes is that the action of the
commission is not constitutional, as the
law provides that "the state shall never
contract any debts for works of internal
improvement, or be a party in carrying
on such works." The contentions of
the defendant are:
First— That the works contemplated by
the act are merely ancillary to the more
effectual exercise by the state of its
police power, to regulate the weigh
ing and inspection of grain
stored in bulk, . and to regulate the
charges for storing and handling the
same in warehouses and elevators.
Second— That the elevator and other
works provided for in the act are not
'works of internal improvement' within
the meaning of the constitution; that
this term refers only to the channels of
travel and commerce, such as roads,
bridges, railways, canals, rivers aud the
A synopsis, of the opinion is here
given v "The right of the state, in the
exercise of its police power, to. regulate
the business of receiving, weighing, "in
specting and storing grain for others in
elevators or warehouses, as being
business affected with a public interest,
is now settled beyond all controversy.
This power extends even to fixing the
charges for such services.
7 ■"It seems.to us as plain as words can
make it, too plain to admit of argument,
that the provisions of this . act have . no
relation whatever to the exercise of the
police power of the state to regulate the
grain elevator business. The evident
sole purpose of the. act is to provide for
the state erecting an elevator and itself
going into the grain elevator business.
.-. "All the provisions of. the act as to
receiving, hauuling, storing and deliv
ering grain clearly have reference only
to the management of the business con
ducted by the state in its own elevator.
And so far as relates to the- right of the
state under the police power to regu
late this business the position of the
defendant's counsel really is this: That
whenever those who are engaged In any
business affected with a public interest,
and hence the "subject ot government
regulation do not furnish the public
proper and reasonable service, the state
may, as a means of regulating the busi
ness. itself engage in it, and furnish the
public service at reasonable rates, or by
means of such state competition, compel
others to do so. The very statement of
the proposition is sufficient to show to
.what startling results it necessarily
leads. It needs no argument to prove
that if," in the exercise of
the police '- power to regulate this
business, the state itself has a right to
erect and operate one elevator at Duluth
it has the power to erect and operate
twenty if necessary at the same point,
and also to erect and operate elevators
at every point in the state where there
is grain to be handled and stored."
The opinion proceeds to show how, if
the state were allowed to engage in any
and every sort of enterprise, outside of
its legitimate governmental functions,
in times of inflation and excitement itj
might not only be moved to build ele
vators, but also to engage in schemes of
drainage, irrigation, developing water
powers, building public grist mills, pub
lic creameries and cheese lactones, es
tablishing stock yards and packing
houses, and other like enterprises with
out limit.
"The time was," reads the opinion,
"when the policy was to confine the
functions of government to the limits
strictly necessary to secure the
enjoyment of life, liberty and property.
The old Jeffersonian maxim was that the
country is governed the best that is gov
erned the least. At present the tend
ency is all all the other way, and to
wards socialism and paternalism in gov
ernment. This tendency is, perhaps, to
some extent natural as well as inevita
ble as population becomes more dense
and society older and more complex in
its relations. The wisdom of such a
policy is not for the courts. The people
are supreme, aud if they wish to adopt
such a change in the theory of govern
ment it is their right to do so. Bui in
order to do so they must amend the con
stitution of the state. The present con
stitution was not framed on any such
lines. It is always a delicate as well as
an ungracious task to declare invalid an
act of a co-ordinate branch of the gov
ernment, and should never be done ex
cept in cases - free from reasonable
doubt. But the legislature is not the
people any more than are the executive
and judiciary. Like them, it is a
branch, doubtless the most important
one.of the government, and, equally with
them, subject to the limitations im
posed by the constitution. And when
ever it has clearly transcended those
limitations it is the duty of the judiciary
to so declare. The act now under con
sideration seems to us so clearly in vio
lation of the constitution that it is our
bounden duty to so hold."
The title and syllabus is as follows:
Henry Rippe.appellaul,' vs. George L. Bo. kef
at al., Board of liailroad and arehouso
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