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HU Action in the Hawaiian Matt
wotm REPorr to the hctate.
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Taeaauwyite. Ia VaHu
VTAsnixcTOX, Feb. Sk-The senate's
"awanaa commit tee submit ted Its report,
" printed panes. Tha matoeitv findinir.
7.MorRan. Justine Stevens' bc
' j Xrrpl in proclaiming- protectorate,
M find. nothing Irregular in the p
PMntment of lliount, bat in effect Bays the
evidence- taken by the committee under
or lavorabte rlrru instances leads the
eotamittee to different conrl unions than
thaw which be formed. This report is
cnocurrwl in an to all Its es
rntial findings b)-the majority of the
Kennhlicati members of the committee
Sherman. Krye, Doiph nl Davis. They
comWma tbe appointment of Commission
er Ulonnt an unconstitutional; say the exe
eutie orders placing the navy in the har
J" of Honolulu undrr the onk-rs of Mr.
Illount or Mr. Willis were without author
ity of hw; that the orler of lll.Mint to Ad
miral Kkrrrett to lower tlie fix was on
lawful and uceptille of tiring construed
as unfriendly to the provisional povern
ment, and mtanl the Intercourse of Mr.
Itlount and lr. Willis with tbe deposed
quern as violative of iutcnw'ional law aud
Km Km KtKM In Reaves.
They consider the president had no right
to reopen the predctenuined liyality f
the provisional Rovernmcnt. and rrimrd
any Uisrussiou of the "personal intention"
or "itnod faith" of either Mr. Mount or
Mr. Willis as Immaterial. Tlie report of
Senators Uutler, Turpie, Daniel ainl Ursy
dissents from that portion which de
rlarest The only aulwtantlal irregularity in tbe
eotnlin-t of Mr. Mevens. the late minister,
was his declaration of a protectorate ly
the I'nited States over Hawaii."
While exempting from censure Captain
Wiltxe of the iiuMon ami bis officers, they
"We rsa not avoid the conviction that
tbe inopportune xenl of Minister Mevrns
in tbr project of annexation caused him to
exceed the proper limits of his official
duty. His conduct was directly conducive
to bringing about tbe condition of affairs
which resulted in the overthrow of the
queen, tbe organisation of the provisional
fc-overnmrnt, tbe lauding of I'nited .states
tns.Tsv and tbe attempted scheme of an
aexaticq, aud upon this conclindon his
conduct is seriously reprehensible and de
serving of public censure." - .-.,... -
liutler and Turpi tlie a supplemental
report ia wliirh tbry say they ore heartily
in favor of the acquisition of these islands
by tbe United Males In a proper manner,
but not by taking advantage of internal
dlMWBsbma, for wbioli they In-live tbe
United Mates is largely re s;oiisible.
f 'welaslaa of .Morgan's Krpmrt.
Tlie conclusion of the Morgau report
to which Messrs. Slicrninu, Frye, ilulph
ami .Davis, the majority, diaseut U as
"Tbrrvfure your committee concludes to
report tbst the president of the I'nited
Matrs has not, in this nriiculur, iu any
wise hern a party to any jrrrtrulurity fir
any impropriety of conduct in his liitli
office. The committee also fiuds nothing
worthy of criticism In tbe negotiation of
the treaty of auuexation with tlie provis
ional government of Hawaii.
"In the opinion of tlie committee, Istsrd
upon tne evidence which acronipsiiiir this
report, tlie only substantial irregularity
ti.t exulted in the conduct of any officer
of lh United Hates, or agent of tlie nn-si-
dent, dnring or since the time of the revo
lution of IMKI, waa that of Minister Mev-
ens la declaring a jiroiectomte of the
United States over Hawaii, and in placing
tbe flag at our country upon the gmern
ment buiMing in Honolulu. .N actual
barm resulted from this unauthorized
not. Iiut as a precedent it is nut to he con
sMlered as being justilied."
The nimmittee has not considered it
necessary to present any resolutions stat
ing tlie conclusions indicated in the re
port, and asks that it lie discLargtd from
the further consideration of tbe resolu
tions under which this report is made.
rW Hay's tsslaw ta lb Meaate and liosue
mt HrsmrsUI I m.
WA.tn?l;TOX, 'eU 36. When the bou
swtered npod the third week on the strug
gle; over tbe eignoriaga bill there was a
good attendance loui na tne floor and in
tbe galleries. Immediately after tlie read
ing of the journal Hatch, chairman of the
committee on agriculture, arose and staled
that bi com mittee claimed jurisdiction
over a bill (tbe sati-nptk bill which bad
Ism referred by tbe speaker to tbe wars
au-t means committee, and ke moved that
it be referred to tbe agricultural commit
tee. Heed. Hopkins, llrerkenridge and
Hynum attempted to crowd in some re
marks, but tbe cnair oeciued that the
questhsn was not debatable and on a rising
Vote, llstrb sums Mm was cameo ns 10 j.
Warner of New York made tbe point of no
quorum, whereupon Match demanded tbe
y and nays.
Tb ttepuoiicnu sua umwenue oppo
UenU of tne anti-oioa biU who want the
bill referred to Hatch's committee, pursu
ing tbe tactics of tbe adversaries of tbe
lUakd selgnoriege bill, abstained from vot
Iuk. but the did not succeed iu breokinir
a itioruti and the motion was carried.
When tbe senate) met a letter from the
secretary of tbe treasury to tbe attorney
general as to wneiucr stiver certiUcatrs
were "lawful money" and the reply of
tlie attorney general giving a negative
opinion were read.
Tbe senate loos iron sue calendar and
ptsird tbe joint resolution providing for
la sppnimiusm a commission to Usl
Antrery Intefaatlonal exposition, and
tbca at UJC p. m.. oa motrao. of Cockrell
into eaecutivo sessioo. After tha
doors were rcapcaed at Itfu the senate au-
.. WONDERS NEVER CEASE.
to be a tig time in the Tammany wigwam
aiew lorxst Patrick's day, and the
oravea are going to bare an unexpected
feast of reason aud flow of soul, and from
an excellent source. Wonders will never
erase in this nineteenth century, as will be
evinced When tbe Hon. Geo'rge FrUbie
Hoar of Massachusetts arises in tbe hot-
uo 01 . iorn lJeniocrscy to talk
to its legions of voters about tbeir
patron saint. This arrangement
uas neen consummated through
the agency of Sherman Hoar, a nephew of
the wuator, and formerly a representative
from Massachusetts; for the old gentle
man, who looks so much like tbe typical
schoolmaster of the east, is proud of his
uepuew in spice 01 neing epposed to him
IKiinicsiiy. Mnce the enttagement has
been made Senator Hoar has been dili
gently at work perfecting himself in all
the details concerning the good man who
drove the snakes out of Ireland, and his
auditors will undoubtedly be the gainers
by bis researches among ancient and mod
Nominal loss CoaQrwied.
Washington, Feb. ST. The senate in
executive session confirmed the follow
ing nominations: United States attor
neysJohn K. Walker, for the western
district of Missouri; William Ik Ciopton.
for tlie eastern district of Missouri; Pres
ton H. lslie, for the district of Montana.
Marshals L. L. Williams, for the district
ef Alaska; J. Adam liede, for the district
of Minnesota. Judges of pmlmfe Will
iam Ilavenport, in the county of Iron, and
Kdward Wooley, iu the county of
Washington, territory of Utah.
Know and Cold Weather.
WAsniscTos, Feb. ST. A heavy snow
has fallen here and advices from fnrtbiT
south are to the effect that at Nashville
tbe heaviest fall of the winter occurred,
the fall taking place all over southern Ten
nessee: five inches of snow fell at Augusta,
(Ja.: llnltimore had the worst snowstorm
of the season. It snowed as far south as
Grenada, Miss., and Memphis came iu for
a Very cold snap with the snowfall.
Tariff Ilill Xot Iteaily.
Washington-, Feb. ST. Tbe senate
finauce commit t re met pursuant to call,
but quickly adjourned, the tarltt sul
conitniltee not yet having fiuully com
pleted its bill. The delay was caused by
further efforts of the tariff framers to ad
just differences with individual I irtiiocrnt
ic senators ho are asking protection for
The Aatl-OpUnn ItitL
WasihnctoX, Feb. ST. Hatch's ' r.nti
option has been taken away from the ways
and mraus committee and referred to the
agricultural committee. This insures its
early favorable reNrt.
BROUGHT BEFORE THE BAR.
Krsstas Wisssa Pleads t Ciailty to the
t'harces Acalnst Htm.
NEW YoIZK, Feb. ST. The public state
ment ol attorucj-s of rai'"- "
claiming his innocence of fb charges to
which he was bound over in fci,X bail, to
spiear in criminal procenlin-.'s instituted
against him, foreshadowed his pica of
"not guilty," which he advanced in tbe
court of general sessions. When brought
to the lur. Mr. Wimnu npearcd a trifle
lisle, but cool and collected and us soon as
bis plea had la-en made .1 udge Mart in or
dered his release, continuing his original
bail. It bos not beeu dccWlcd wbeu the
cae will be brought up for trial. Mr.
Wimnn refused to lie interviewed. It is
said his counsel will take advantage of the
treaty olisia between the LmteJ States
and t'nnaila which permits six tif Mr.
Wimnn a countrymen to las bu the jury
to decide his fate.
EN ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA.
Ex-ITrsideat Harrison to Lrrture at the
Mauford I niversily.
ISPIAXAKiLIs Ind., Feb. LT. Ex-I're-i-
dent lien jam in Hnrrisou and his nartv
have left lor California. The party in
cludes ' besides General Harrison, his
daughter, Mrs. McKee aud her two chil
dren, lic-v. 1 M. Haines, pastor of tLc
First FreHliytericn cburrb of this citv.
and Irivate evTctary Frank TililiotL.
Tbe train carrjiug the party iu the car
Muscotl was the regular t'hicago express.
A iiuniUT of friends of the ex-president
gathered at tbe station to see him nil ou
his long journey. The party will spend
next Muuiay at San Jose, CaL, and on
Monday will go out to 1'ulo Alio, where
Uetieral Harrison will remain during his
course of constiliitioual law lectures at Lie
land Stanford university.
NULLIFIES THE LAW.
Judge Crasacup Ilerldrs Against the later-
aiat l merer Act.
Ciiicauu, Feb. ST. Judge Grosscup dis
missed the rule lately made on certain
railroad men to show cause why they
should not answer questions touching al
leged violations of the inter-state com
merce act. The judge's decision is practi
cally a victory for the railroad men and a
body blow to tue inter-slate commerce act.
The interstate commerce law is practi
cally a desd letter if tlie decision holi'.s
good. Under that decision it becomes in
operative and of no value, for the reason
that it will be impossible to convict any
one of violating any of its provisions.
Carpenters Wla a Mrlke.
CmcAMA, Feb. ST. Tbe striking carpen
ters at the new Stock Exchange building
at Washington and LnSalle streets have
streets have won their fight. Faulkeuau
Bras., the contractors, agreed to accevd to
tbeir demand for !1& cents an hour and
promised to reinstate, without discriiuiui
tion, tbe men who walked out. This sur
render was forced by the action of tha
building trades council, which culled out
tbe ZM plumbers, painters, steamliitters,
ironworkers and uther union workmen.
tn.jUilaa C'hurrh lluraed.
Chicauo, Feb. ST. The First rresby
terian church of Evanston was destroyed
by flic. It was a large, handsome frame
structure and stood at Chicago avenue
and Lake street and was one of Kvanston's
landmarks. It was 'erected eighteen years
ago and bad a seating capacity of &W.
The value of building and its contents
was tJO.,03 and there was an insurance of
lls.OUu ou tbs structure and tO,,W on tbe
Robert McBurnry of Rhiueluoder. Wis.,
was arrested ua complaiut of bis divorced
wife far murdering bis child two years
PCIC3 TnSZS CZ3T3.
The Deadly ElectriclChair Gets
MURDERER JOUNSOS f)IES . IX IT.
Th Crime for Which Me tflid the Peaslty
Was the Mardee mt Kssfl Karkelhora
Proealavrat Citisea af Taildn, UK. Mar
Acred and Rabbed noJLle Tragedy iu
Kansas Father mm nam Killed la a Uui
eel The Criminal Rerarl.
SlNQSlxo. X. Y., Feb. ST. Matthew
Johnson was electrocuted at 11 o'clock for
the murder of Emil Kuckcihorn.
The crime for which JJhnson suffered
tne cleat ti penalty was committed on the
night of Dec. 0, ISC Alxitt 6 o'clock in
the morning of that day Jqlinson, who is a
West Indian negro. cntA-ed Thomas &
ttylies lithographing eJtablishmcut in
this city with tbe iutentioi of committing
a burglar'. He hid in I loft until the
place was locked up fori lie night. He
then went through thebniilingand finally
went down to the cellar wnbre he met Emil
Kurkelhoru , the engineer. Fearing that
ne would be arrested be struck Kuckci
horn several blows on the head with an
iron bar, killing him in a few minutes. He
then robbed the body of hin victim. list
week he made a confession, of his guilt in
In tbe presence of Warden Hurston, Hcv.
Daniel Wisher and some other prison
TRIPPED BY A WIRE.
Device Csed by a Manlerrr aad Bobber at
Toledo, Ills., Feb. 2T.-T. A. Elder, a
prominent citizen of this Ilace, was way
laid, murdered and robbedi Saturday night
at 9:1. o'clock on his way 'to his home in
the south part of town. The murderer
stretched a wire ucross the walk and con
cealed himself in an alley, and, Mr. Elder,
being thrown down by the wire, tbe mur
derer struck him ou the head with a club,
killing him almost instantly, and after
taking his watch and about t5 in money
""d. The coroner's jury is now in session.
There is great excitctnentf .mcag the citi
zens, and it is feared if tie murderer is
caught he will be lynched .
Doaltle Tragedy ia Kansas.
Ottawa, Kan., Feb. ST. Harry Hall, a
section hand on the Southern Kansas
railway, dangerously wounded a Mrs.
Ix-eds, a widow, and then committed sui
cide by sending a bu'let through bis brain
at lVincetpn. Hull u.-iV-acivii engineer of
marked ability, but fubjsoin unknown
reason did not follow lii profession and
worked as a section barfS He fell in love
with Mrs. Leeds auU-jfhc at first recipro
cated, but for son eui ;e recently dis
carded him. He made s. eral attempt to
renew Lis attentions. LU she declined to
Hill. eawaWss-a-, 1 home and uism
her refusal to receive pJn, shot her aud
then himself. J
Tree Flgl.t An iq Borrlgners.
-A free fight
' IlAZELTox, Ph., Feb.
which developed into a riot took place iu
the iNiarding house of Joseph Tornasik at
Levistou.. About forty jlnngarians and
l'oles pattieiiMited. Daring the liattle
knives, guns and clu'is Jivere used with
terrible effi-ct. I'eter Xoiic was fatally
stahlied iu the abdomen. 'John Piker had
bis sknll crushed with a club. John Uraui's
eye was gouged out aud!ulin Xutch was
shot in the shoulder. A number of others
were more or less seriouslv iuiured. Tim
outbreak was the result of had blood be
tweeu the boarders, most of whom were
Tired Waiting foe Nature.
BrnuNtiTOX, I.u, Feb. ST. John G.
Wcitxel, aged TTi, blew his brains out.
leaving a statement that he was tired
waiting for nature to release his wearied
spirit lnuu the irksome flesh.
Killed lloth Father sad Sun.
ST. PAI L Feb. ST.-The Pioneer Ppms.
Ued Unlge, Mont., spitial siys that Will
iam 1-ockdy shot aud kilk-d Daniel re
wards nnd the latter son in a qur.r.-el
To Cut Once, and Cut Deep, is Better than to
Hack Away Little at a Time, so this
Blow is to the Bone.
lloster l'unirary Case.
MaiUsoX, Wis.. Feb. L7. Tbe Roster
conspiracy case against Governor l'tck
and other state cfiiciais was called before
Judge Seiberkeriu the cilcuit court, the
pluiutills a-Lid to amend, the allegations
uy setting up the defendaiiis conspired to
detraud the stale and the consplracv to
defraud the pluiutiffs vaj p:jri t,f ,-mt
eousjurucy. The court depied tuu motiou.
Fatal Kunaa ay Arrblt ut.
FokT Wavxk, lu.L, rtb. ST. While
Henry Kammeier aud liL wife were driv
ing to this city the uecl&'oke broke aud
the horses ran away, ilofli oicu pants of
tbe carriuge were thrown Lut Mrs. Kam
nieicr neck was brokctri aud she died in
stantly. Mr. Kammeieil received severe
scalp wounds and sutferJll concussion of
the urain. lie is la tally luru
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Shirt waists, worth 25 cents, for 13
Underwear, worth $1, for 50 cents.
Suspenders, worth 50 cents, for 25
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Pants warranted not
$1.25, for 75 cents.
Boys pants, sizes
$4, for $2.
Pants, worth $3.50 to $4, for $2.39.
Overcoats, worth $10, for $5.99.
Woolen sox, worth 25 cents, for 1:
Stiff hats, worth
$2.50 and S3, for
Fleece lined underwear, worth
for 69 cents. -
Child's overcoats, worth $1.50, for
Suits, worth $15 to $18, for $10.
Overcoats, worth $15 to $18, for
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Boys' and children's caps, worth 50
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Heavy leather faced mitts, worth
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Men's Mackintoshes, worth $9, for
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