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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 10. 1894.
EXPLANATIONS FROM DOLE Minister Willis Given Some Information Which Ho Desired. LETTER OF THE HAWAIIAN STATESMAN 111 * Itrply to tlio Itrrittoxt of tlio United Hlutr * Hriirrftrittnllvn Very Complete Meaning of I'orincr ( 'ciiimimil- catlon * in 3luili > I'liitiii BAN FRANCISCO , Vo1C. \ . Advices re ceived from Honolulu to February 8 by fttcnninr Alameda glvo the full text of President Dole's letter to Minister Willis In reply to 'tfio Inttcr's request for speci fications for the statement ! ) made In the previous letter from Dele In regard to the nttltudo of the United States government. Dolu'n letter U very lengthy. Ho says ; "In compllanco with your ntfjucst for cor- tiiln specifications concerning my letter of December 27 , I reply thereto ns follows : "First , you Imiulro us to the meaning of tlm word 'attltudo' an used In irty letter. I reply that word was urod by mo In Its ordinarily accepted sense , meaning bearing , I > osturo as Indicating thu purpose of those referred to. You further say , 'Will you point out where and whoit and how the rep resentative of thu United States assumed any attltudo toward the supporters of the provisional government or tlmt government Itself , other than ono essentially and de- xlgnedly expressive of peace ? ' In reply I would say that the attltudo of a person Is to bo ascertained only by Inferences drawn from the known words and acts of such n person and the conditions and circumstances under which they take place. " Dele then states the following : "Tho treaty of annexation had been negotiated between the provisional govcrn- -iiH'iH and the United States government and presented to the senate for ratification. This treaty was withdrawn by President Cleveland Immediately upon his enter ing olllcc , without prior notice to tills gov ernment or Its representatives of his Inten tion so to do or his reasons for such action "Immediately thereafter the president np- pointed Hon. James II. Dlount special com missioner to Hawaii to Investigate the con dition of affairs at Hawaii. Knowledge of Mich appointment was withheld from the representatives of this government In Wash ington. The press having announced tlio ap pointment , the Hawaiian representative np- > jilled to the State department for Information concerning the same. Tlio secretary refused to state the objects of the mission or oven to admit that a commissioner had been ap pointed. "On the 19th day of Juno , 1893 , Mr. Thurs ton , the Hawaiian minister at Washington , addressed a communication to Mr. Qrcsham , secretary of state , In which the following language Is used , viz : 'I am directed by my government to represent to you that whllo tlio Hawaiian government lias full confidence In the good faith of the United States toward Hawaii In and concerning Its treatment of the relations between the two countries , it Koeiiis proper that It should bo Informed as to tlio effect the present uncertainty ns to the ultimate course to bo pursued has upon the situation In Hawaii. It Is Important for the Hawaiian government to know the Intentions of the United States concerning annexation it as early a day as possible , as If annexation Is not to talco place , methods of treating the local conditions In Hawaii must be radically different from those to bo pursued If annexa tion Is to take place. ' No reply lias ever been made to such communication. "Upon the arrival of Mr. Dlount In tf this country ho did not communicate In any manner or intimate to the Hawaiian r government that his investigations were to bo directed toward the right of the exist ence of the government to whom ho was ac credited. .All Ills Investigations and exam inations wcro private and only such persons Wor nx.imlnoil n lie nhnaft * n r.nll "Examination of ills reports , since pub- llalied , shows that there wcro statements by approximately sixty royalists and twenty supporters of the provisional government. That ha obtained no statement from the four members of the cabinet.voted out before the revolutionary attempt o'f the nucen , al though ho has obtained an exhaustive state * incut from their royalist successors. " Uolo next refers to the final report made by Blount and says It Is distinctly hostile to the provisional government and that the provisional government has been requested to give an explanation of the charges pro- fcred by Blount , or to bo given an oppor tunity to reply to thorn. OURSHAM'S LETTER. In regard to Orosham's letter to Presi dent Cleveland last October Dole > says : "You have Intimated that the foregoing letter , being a domestic transaction , Is not the subject of diplomatic consideration. I must submit , however , that a communlca- . tlon from the chief of the Department of J State to the president , tn which ho charged - this government and Its ofllcors with cdh- Hplracy , weakness , timidity and fraud , and recommends Its subvention , which letter Is olllclnlly furnished to and published by the public press , without any Information concerning - corning the same being afforded to this government , Is not a domestic transaction unil Is a prominently proper subject for inquiry on the part of this government aa to the Intentions of your government con cerning the subject matter. On November II Mr. Thurston , the Hawaiian minister at Washington , called upon the secretary of Htato and Inquired It the above letter was authentic , and was assured by Mr. Gresham that It was. Mr. Thurston then said : 'I wish then to further ask whether U Is the Intention of the United States government to carry out the policy therein Indicated by force , or , In other words , whether , If the provisional government declines to accede to the request of 'the United States gov ernment to vacate In favor of the ( moon , the United States troops will bo used to enforce the request ? ' " Dele states that Thurston received no satisfactory answer to this question. ' Dele then says to Willis : "On November 17 last , the Hawaiian Star published a state ment purporting to bo the report of remarks inado by you to a delegation of the American league , In which tlio following words are Hinted to have been used by you : 'I have my Instructions , which I cannot divulge. , but this much I can say , that the policy of the United States Is already formulated regardIng - Ing thcso Islands , and that nothing which can bu said or done over here or there can avail anything now. I do not coma hero as did Mr. Blount. I como hero as an oxocu- * rV-olllcor. I como to act. When the proper time arrives I shall act. I wish to state positively that any outside intcrferonco will not bo tolerated by the United States. ' I am not aware that you over disavowed the cor rectness of this report. " Dele next takes up President Cleveland's iticsgago to congress , delivered December 4 last , and quotes from It as follows : "Upon the facts developed It seemed tn mo the only honorable course for our government to pur sue was to undo thu wrong that had been llono by these representing us and to restore , us far ns practicable , the status existing at the time of our forcible Intervention. With the view of accomplish ing this within the constitutional limits of power our present minister at Honolulu re ceived appropriate Instructions to that end. " On December 1 last the United States dis patch boat Corwln arrived In Honolulu from Kan Francisco bringing dispatches to your- Rclf. No mall was allowed to be brought by her , but the press of Honolulu obtained from persons on board of her and published the nbovo extracts from the president's mes sage. Hut far such accidental Information , no Information concerning the same would liavo been obtained by this , government until the arrival of the Alameda on Decem ber 22. 22.UNCERTAINTY UNCERTAINTY PREVAILED. Dole's letter continues : "Up to the time of the arrival of the Corwln the United States naval olllccra In the port wore In the habit of coming ashore. In citizens dross. The crows had the usual liberty on shore ami no warlike preparations were visible on board. Immediately upon the arrival of the Corwln the liberty of the crews was stopped and so was that of most of the officers , Thobo who came ashore were In service uniform. Hides were stacked , cartridge belts were filled with ball cartridges and knapsacks packed for Immediate USD con- uplcuous on the decks of the ships , and were Mcen there by visiting citizens , who , In reply to their Inquiry as to the meaning of such preparations , were Informed by the officers Jtfcat they wcro ready to land at n moment's notice. When asked If the landing would bo to protect or fight us , the reply of the officers of the Philadelphia wan that no ono on board knew what orders would be ro- colved , "It was known at this llrno that several of the wives of the United States navnl ofiV earn temporarily In Honolulu word packing up their baggage preparatory for Immediate removal In view of the poislblo hostilities. "It was also known that yon wcro In frequent communication with the ex-quccn , and loading loyalist * were contlantly reit erating Hint you were going to Immediately restore tha queen by force. It was the al most universal belief In the city that you wcro about to land naval forces of the United States to nttompt the enforcement of the president's policy. "In anticipation thereof for n number of days the wharves were lined with crowds of people , among thorn prominent royalists , waiting to see the United States troops land to rcstord the queen. On December 18 Mr. II. F , ( Undo , consul for Germany , called upon you and In subitancc nuked If you could not speak out and relieve the public from the stnto of extreme tension It was In , which was becoming unbearable , to which you replied In substance that you were aware of the conditions and were making every effort to bring the matter to a speedy determination and would act within forty- eight hours. "On December 13 , It being reported that the Corwln was at an early date to return to San Francisco , the attorney general called upon you and , stating that thcro would bo no regular mall for nearly three weeks , asked permission to forward the Hawaiian government dls | > atclics by her , which per mission you refused , stating that your In structions would not permit It. On December 18 Major Wodehouse , British minister , ntid Mr. FuJII , Japanese diplomatic representa tive , both asked permission to land troops from their respective warships for the pur pose of protecting their respective legations , Which permission was granted by the gov ernment. CONCERNING THE EX-QUEEN. "On December 8 last I addressed to you n complication containing thcso words : I am Informed that you are In communication with Lllluokalanl , the ex-queen , with the view of re-establishing the monarchy In Hawaiian Islands and of supporting her pretensions - tensions to sovereignty. WliryoU Inform mo If this report Is true or If you are actIng - Ing In any way hostile to this government ? You will pardon me for pressing you for an Immediate answer. ' "On December 9 you called upon , and made a verbal address to me , furnishing me with n manuscript copy of yonsr remarks , from which I make the following extracts : 'Tho president regrets , as do I , that any secrecy nhould have surrounded the Inter change of views between our two govern ments. I may say this , however , that the secrecy thus far observed has been in the Interest and for the safety of all your pee ple. Upon the facts embodied In Mr. Illount's reports the president has arrived at certain conclusions and determined upon a certain course of action with which It becomes my duty to acquaint you. The provisional government was not established by the Hawaiian people or with their consent or acquiescence. In view of these conclusions I was Instructed by the president to take advan tage of an early opportunity to inform the queen of this determination and of his vlows as to tlio responsibility of our government. I was Instructed at the time to- Inform the queen that when reinstated the presi dent expected that she would pursue a magnanimous course by granting full am nesty to all who participated In the move ment ngalnst her. In obedience to the com mand of the president I have secured the quen's agreement to this course. " 'It becomes my further duty to ndvlse you , sir , executive , of the provisional govern ment , and you ministers , of the president's determination of the question which your action and that of the queen devolved upon him , and that you are expected to promptly relinquish to her the constitutional authority. And now , Mr. President , and gentlemen of the provisional government , with a deep and solemn sense of the gravity of the situation. In the name nnd by tha authority of the United States I submit to you the question : "Aro you willing to abide by the decision of tlm nrnsldpnt ? " "Upon the 23d of December , I replied to the foregoing communication In the nega tive. I do not for a moment Intimate that such a course Is Improper or that It Is the " subject of criticism. It Is simply referred "to by-me as an existing fact bearing uponfr ) your relations to this government and ger mane In considering the question of your attitude therctft. It would not have been referred to by mo except in response to your Inquiry. "In the absence of specific , definite Information mation as to the Intention of your govern ment , the foregoing are some of the facts from which this government has been obliged to Infer what such Intentions were , and which , considered as a whole , constitute the 'attitude' toward this government. It may be that the .proper logical deduction and Inference from the foregoing facts Is that the 'attltudo' of the United States and Its representative toward the provisional gov ernment Is nnd has been 'one essentially and designedly expressive of peace. ' It will give me the greatest pleasure to recelVq assur ances to this effect ; but I submit that under the circumstances , and tn the absence of such assurances they are capable of another construction , to n sufficient extent at least , to warrant the question which I have asked you In my communication of December 27. WILLIS' SECOND REQUEST. "Your second request for Information Is as follows : ! Vou assert that at the tlmo of my arrival In this country the forces of this gov ernment wcro organized and amply sufficient to suppress any internal disorder. Wllkyou Inform mo what connection this statement has , or Is designed to have , with the future action of Its representative ? ' I reply that there are two reasons for the statement. The first , as already stated In my letter of December 27 , Is that , 'In consequence of your attltudo toward the enemies of the govern ment , believing It your intention to restore the monarchy by force , have become em boldened , ' etc. , and , second , 'that by reason of my Inability to ascertain whether your government proposed to use force In tlio sup port of Its policy of restoration , I was obliged to act as though It did so .Intend ; as tha re sult of which this government has been obliged to Increase Its forces and has been subjected to the necessity of Increased watch fulness anil a largo additional expensewhich , but for such attitude , would have been un necessary. ' "Tho effect which I had hoped this com munication might have upon the future action of the representative of the United States was that ho might give such assur ances that such additional watchfulness and expense might bo avoided. "Your third request Is for the time , place and subject matter of the 'language' used by yourself In public and In the communica tion to this government. The answer to this Is covered by my reply to your first In quiry. Your fourth Inquiry Is us to what particular words In the published letter from Secretary Grcsham , and In the presi dent's message , and which message of the president I referred to. I reply that cer tain of the words of the secretary and presi dent , which I deem pertinent to the subject matter , have nlready been given in my re ply to your first Inquiry , although there are others obviously bearing on the same sub ject. I have already replied to you that I. re ferred to the president's first message In my letter dated December 27. "Your fifth Inquiry Is ns to the tlmo nnd contents of your communications which were 'ambiguous. ' I have enumerated them In my reply to your first Inquiry. The ambiguity consists tn the rolteratcd state ment that you proposed to do some act and carry out certain Instructions , which all the surrounding circumstances Indicated were Inimical to this government , without stating what that act was or what those Instruc tions wcro , and whllo presenting and speak * ing assurances of friendship and amity , without consent of this government ncgotU atlng with Us enemies for Its subversion and declining to stnto what your Intentions were. Such utterances and actions were so Inconsistent , one with the other , with Inter * national rules of comity and the past relix. latlons and International policy of the two governments , as to bo not only ambiguous , but Incomprehensible to this government. "Your sixth Inquiry Is as to when , whuro and to whom you declared that you Intended to do some net when the proper tlmo ar rived. The reply to your first Inquiry covers this nlso. Your seventh Inquiry Is as to the tlmo and manner when the government lias sought the assurance that force would not be ued , The answer Is contained In my reply to your first Inquiry. "You finally ask my careful consideration of the following statement contained In my letter : 'Your notion has unfortunately arouiod the passions of nit parties and. made It probable that disturbance * mnjr bo cre ated nt any moment , ' and nay that you 'ro- fuse to belloro that upon ra-examlnatlon you ( I ) will feel nt liberty to affix your ( my ) offi cial signature to such an extraordinary declaration. ' NEVER EQUALLED IN HISTORY. "In reply I beg to stnto that I have re sided In this country for nearly fifty-six years , and had Intimate personal knowledge of the conditions prevailing during the riot of 1871 nnd the revolutions of 18S7 , 1SS9 nnd 1893 , nnd , with nil deliberation , I stnto of my own knowledge that during such periods there has never been n tlmo when the coun try has been subjected to such strain and excitement as during tha eight days follow ing llio arrival of the Corwln. The busi ness of the whole community was practic ally suspended and Its time and energy devoted to the exciting and absorbing con sideration of the political situation nnd to military preparation to meet unknown con tingencies , which slnto of tilings has since been fortunately allayed by advices from America , furnished In the report of the president's special Hawaiian message to congress nnd his Instructions to your excel lency. Information which made satisfactory and favorable response to the Inquiry of my letter to you of December 27. "I also state with equal deliberation that such condition was produced and maintained by reason of your action and declaration and the actions nnd declftrntlon.4 of your government and the circumstances and un certainties * attendant thereupon , as detailed In my letter of December 22 and herein. I make the statement In no spirit of unfriend liness to you or your government , bjiL as historical facts , which , If not nlready known to you , should bo of interest In both coun tries when made known to you. "In conclusion , I beg to refer to the state ment In your communication of January 1 , wneroin you stale that it is a source or 'sin cere nml profound regret' that my letter 'brings for the first time the ofllclul Informa tion that the warlike preparations described by mo wcro Intended for the diplomatic and military representatives of the United States. ' In reply I stated that such regret on your part at receiving such Information cannot exceed the sincerity nnd profound ness of my own regret that such condition should exist. Such regret on my part Is only equalled by my Inability to understand how It has come about that the government nnd community which Is today more closely connected with the United States by ties of commerce , friendship nnd blood than nny other lying beyond Its borders , which val ues your friendship above that of all pthcr nations , which fully admits nnd np- preclatcs the many and deep obligations which It Is under to your government and people ; which has done you and your coun try no wrong , has been forced Into a posi tion , which In defense of their very right to exist , they have been obliged to take up arms to meet the possible hostility of that country whoso flag they revere and whose principles of liberty they love. "I cannot but believe that It has arisen through a misunderstanding of the facts upon the part of your government and a mutual mlsapprhenslon of motives and In tentions which may , I sincerely hope , at an early day bo cleared away. "Alow me , In closing , to thank you , Mr. Minister , for your frequent expressions of personal regard nnd for the evident sincerity of purpose displayed by you under the re cent trying circumstances and to assure you of my deep appreciation thereof. "I have the honor to assure that , with the highest consideration , I am your ex cellency's obedient servant , "SANFORD B. DOLE , "Minister of Foreign Affairs. " WILLIS' FRIENDLY REPLY. Minister Willis replied to President Dole's letter on the 3d In a very friendly manner , seeking to show that the preparations taken on board the ships were solely to prevent disorder. On the arrival of the China on the Cth , It was rumored that Willis had received In structions to demand the withdrawal of Dole's charges , but there Is no sign such was the case up to the tlmo the Alameda Inff .Sickness among the military has for the time caused a rlpplo of excitement to pass over Honolulu. The excitement In both cases has been duo to a suspicion of foul play. In the first Instance careful chemical analysis failed to disclose the presence of poison , and while this Is not conclusive as to Its absence ; yet It , of course , tended that way. At the same time prudence requires that a searching Investigation should bo made so the probabilities of the subject can bo ra tionally estimated. Julius A. Palmer , representing the Boston Transcript , is expressing the opinion that the United States has no use for the Islands , and that the best thing for the latter would bo to become a British colony. T. H. Davis , who Is stated to have In structed the raising of a small army for the aid of the ox-queen , has denied to the at torney general that ho had anything to .do with the matter. J. 0. Carter has been re moved from his position as head of Brewer & Co. This has caused a sensation. Carter has been in sympathy with Willis , it Is understood derstood- and co-operated with him for the restoration of Lllluokalanl. This led to his removal. At a meeting of the Annexation club on the 3d Inst. the following resolution was adopted : Resolved , That It Is the nnlnlon of the offi cers nnd cxocutlvo committee that n ropre- .sentntlvo form of government bo established us soon as prautlcnblu after It is ascertained the present congress will tuko no tlollnlto course toward annexation. In Olilcu Time * . People overlooked the Importance of perma nent beneficial effects and were satisfied with transient action ; but now that it is generally known that Syrup of Figs will permanently euro habitual constipation , well informed people will buy no other laxatives , which act for a tlmo , but finally injure the system. t 1'cinlons. WASHINGTON , Feb. 15. ( Special to The Beo. ) Pensions granted , Issue of Feb. 3 , were : Nebraska : Original' Gcorgo G. Clark , Memphis , Saunders ; John Barrel , Columbus , Platto. Reissue James Kay , Nemaha , No- maha ; James H. Helton , Falrfleld ; William R. Hampton , Harrisburg , Banner. Original widows , etc. Minors of Edward U. Itlcli- mend , Bloomflold , Knox. Iowa : Original Uscp Gallald , Keokuk , Leo ; Julia W , Croskoy ( nurse ) , Keokuk , Loo. Additional Martin F. Sayro , Scranton - ton City , Greene. Reissue John Harring ton , Montlcollo , Jones. Original widows , etc. Martha E. Hart , Drakovlllo , Davis ; Miriam D. Fonder , Eddyvlllo , Wapollo ; Mary C. Williams , DCS Molncs , Polk. Reissue Jane Donovan , Grand Mound , Clinton. South Dakota : Original Slbjorn Halvor- son , Richards , Buffalo. Reissue Francis Richmond , Tyndall , Bon Hommo. Colorado : Original widows , etc. Minor of Joshua C. White , Denver , Arapahoe ; Louisa M. Smith , Alamosn , Conejos. Re newal Sarah Miller , Qreoloy , Weld. Mex ican war survivors : Increase Amos C , Glltnor , Denver , Arapahoo. IlIiHHiy I'lslit In u Hotel , SHAMOKIN , Pa. . Feb. IE. A bloody fight. In which Bovoral Shamokln and Trovortln persons were terribly cut and bruised , oc curred at Fisher's hotel at Trovortln Tues day night. The furniture of the hotel was stained with blood drawn from broken heads. With the possible exception of Harry Lewis , who received a fearful knlfo thrust In the neck , the rest will rccmr. Tlicso most seri ously wounded are : Mrs. Xeph Fisher , Ephraim Jones. Harris Lowls. Richard Lyttle. Sprlggln Williams. John Winters. The trouble was caused by Lyttle , a Mis souri cowboy , Insulting a young woman dur ing the dance , ltd SovcntU'th Aunlvcrimry. KANSAS CITY , Fob. 15. Arrangements are being made for the celebration on April 26 of the seventieth anniversary of the found * Ing of the order of Odd Follows. The cele bration will ba ono of the most elaborate over seen In this city , and will bo attended by hundreds of the most prominent members of the order In the country. In tlio Hrt'onil Di'Rrro. MINNEAPOLIS , Feb. IE. James Dugan , who has been on trial for the past two weeks , was convicted of murder In the second end degree at midnight. Ho was charged with the killing of James R. Harris , a promi nent citizen. In Juno last. NEBRASKA UNIVERSITY DAY Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Institution Celebrated fit Lincoln. MANY PROMINENT PERSONS PRESENT Interesting Spn-chrs tinier rnt lit tlm I-nu- iiliiK Theater Ntimrruin Uf.Stitte Onl- Tulip 1'nrt trrttio Kxcrclac * To t'mitlmiwl Toilny. LINCOLN , Feb. 15 , ( Special to The Bee. ) Lincoln has devoted the , day to the enter tainment of distinguished guests and to the observance of the program prepared for thv celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first charter day of the Stnto uni versity. The celebration so far has been a success , although the cold weather and the heavy blanket of snow which covers the university campus has interfered somewhat with the outdoor part of the program. Among the distinguished guests of the university nre ex-Governors Snunders , Fur- nas , Gnrber , Dawes , Nance , Thayer and Governor Crotinso , together with many ex- regents and ex-state otllclals. The business blocks and many private residences have been gaily decorated with the university colors , scarlet and cream , and every third man on the streets wears a knot of the colors In his button hole. It is strictly a university day. Today's program opened with the public mooting nt the Lansing theater , which was well filled by an audience composed of the most promnlcnt people of the state and city. The program was somewhat lengthy and It was not completed until after 1 o'clock this afternoon. It consisted almost entirely of addresses , with an occasional selection of music to relieve the monotony. Governor Crounso presided and In making his address of welcome ho welcomed the friends and alumni of the university to Lin coln. Inasmuch as the governor was one of the early settlers ho dwelt somewhat upon the historical features of the university , speaking of the ex-chancellors and regents and having many good words for the present officers and faculty. He stated that he had watched the development of the university through Its progress of twcnty-flvo years. Ho was proud of the university and proud of the fact that the state of Nebraska had always fostered her Institutions of learning. IIo believed the people of Nebraska were all anxious for the future of the lendnlg educa tional Institution of the state and predicted n glowing future for the university. Mayor Weir welcomed the visitors on be half of the city of Lincoln. Ho deprecated the Idea that Die university was a Lincoln institution , but maintained that It belonged to the state and that when the people j'amo hero to Inspect It they simply came to look at their own. He expressed the hope that In the future the legislature would be more liberal In providing for the necessities of the State university. When Chancellor Canfield arose to speak a few words of welcome on behalf of the university Itself ho was greeted by a hearty round of applause. He delivered ono ofyhls characteristic addresses , and spoke of the ne cessity to the state for inon who can think. The growing estimateof the value of a gen eral education Is the oiiji thing that has added nn Impetus to jinlverslty work. The University of Nebraska , * he said , held Its doors open to the student 'fi-om ' every part of the state and would jilways cordially wel come the seeker afterlsnowledge. | The next speaker WO.B Hon. A. K. Gaudy , state superintendent f > l public Instruction. Ho expressed his feelingof pride in the State university , its chancellor and Its fac ulty , and presented a''nimiber ' ' of statistics In which ho Illustrated the growth of the cause of education in President , A. W. jfortfln of the State Normal school'of Pe ti spoke In behalf of the board , faculty and Indents of the Insti tution and congratulated , j ' ho , chancellor of the university on the fjucees's'bo was making. Chancellor , Crookof - thoi Nebraska Wesleyan - leyan university followed with a brief ad dress In which he said that he felt that from the words which had already been spoken that both himself and the school ho represented were' welcome. He said that the denominational school was the sister and not the rival of the state school. The denominational college was moro numerous , perhaps , and It did excellent service in the cause of general education , but Its hand would bo lifted against the hand that would direct a blow at the state educational Insti tutions. Ho wanted no union ot state and church In free America. In closing he ex pressed In well chosen words his best wishes for the future of the State university. The other speakers were : Prof. Sayler of the Western Normal university , Hon. Cham pion S. Chase ot Omaha , Superintendent Hornburgcr of Norfolk , John B. Furay of Omaha'and Richard II. Townley of Lincoln. Mr , Townley was ono of the pages of the legislature of 18C9 , and in his brief address , which was one of the happiest on the pro gram , ho related In an Inimitable manner many of the pleasing Incidents In that ses sion. sion.Tho The program for the students' entertain ment at 10 a. m. tomorrow In the Lansing theater Is as follows : Music Scarlet and Cream University Uleo Club Latin Salutatory Margaret L. Hall'US Oration A Quarter of u Centnrv. . . " . ' \V. H. ( jtiulntuncc , ' 00 Music Bella liocca , University .Mandolin Club Oration Man or Men F. H. Tucker , ' 04 Sconus from the Capllvl of Plaiitus. Music The llnntlnL-IJDorus (1'obln ( Hood ) . .University UluoUlub Oration-Individuality II. llntfleld , ' 04 Music Spin , Spin Fungst University GleoOlnb. Scenes from the Elolitra and Antlguuu of Sophoklos. The buildings will bo thrown open at 2 p. m. tomorrow for the Inspection of visitors. At G o'clock the alumni will hold a reunion In the chapel , ami at 5:30 : Prof. Fosslcr will deliver the address to the alumni. At Its close these holding tickets to the banquet will repair to the armory to enjoy the clos- Tlio members ot the class of ' 93 will re ceive the members of the senior and junior classes of the Lincoln High school , and all visiting High school delegates and thotr friends In Union hall on Friday evening from 8 o'clock till 11. At the same tlmo the junior promenade will be In progress at the capital. WILL BE GIVEN ANOTHER AIRING. There Is a flattering prospect that the troubles which have followed the suspension of the Commercial and Savings bank at Kearney are to bo given another airing In the supreme court. When Receiver Gibbons bens filed Ills January report with the clerk of the supreme court ho' stated that ho had received n proposition ' .from the Mutual Loan and Investment company , of which the following Is a copy : "Wo offer to turn qv.cn to you as paid all claims against the saldu Commercial and Savings bank now In our'hands ' and assigned to us , amounting to UiO.j'sum of $19,735.07 , for which wo will accent ( n exchange from you either ono of the clus3 _ j notes now In your hands , described as follows : " 'Unpaid notes agalhst debtors to said bank to ) o selected by you from notes In your hands other than notes ot the Mutual Loan and Investment' company , S. S. St. John , 1. 'K ; . St. John and L. N. St. John , ' well notes so so selected to be equal/fit thu face value , to the sum of $19,735.07ImlriK ( face value of claims wo turn over Ito /ynu. / All notes In your hands of the Mutual Loan and Invest ment company and exiojEp other notes In your hands , other than the St. John notes , to bo selected by you to make up an amount , nt the face value , pqual to the claim i wo turn over to you , viz : Jt9.737.07. No Interest to bo computed on either side. " On February 1 Attorney General listings notified the attorney for the Mutual Loan and Investment company that on the Cth he would apply to the supreme court for an order requiring tha Mutual Loan and Invest ment company and S. 8. St. John to flica full and complete list of ( ho claims purchased by them or either ot them against the Commercial and Havings bank. On February C Chief Justice Norval signed an order citing the Mutual Loan and Investment company and S. S. St. John to ap pear on or before the 13th and ghow cause why they should not bo Imprisoned for con tempt of court. Monday N. L. Hand , the attorney for the Mutual Loan nnd Investment company , filed with the clerk of the supreme court n showIng - Ing , In which wan Included a proposition tn turn over the notes nnd securities belonging to the bank. Yesterday UK attorney gen eral was ndvlnod that Immediately after filing the proposition the company sold nnd transferred all Its alleged claims to third parties , who have heretofore not appeared In tlio case. This action U clearly an evasion of the orders of the court nnd serious consequences are likely to cnuuo next week when the supreme court convenes. GOSSIP AT THE STATE HOUSE. The J. I. Case Plow works against Wil liam N. I lay wood Is the title ot n Hurt county case filed In the supreme court. Another case U entitled Joseph G , Armstrong - strong against William W. Wood , from Seward - ard county. The Woodman Linseed company of Omaha has placed n handsomely arranged exhibit of Its products In the museum ot the Stnto Board of Agriculture. The Lincoln Range nnd Furnace com pany has filed nrtlolcs of Incorporation with the secretary of state. The corporators are : W , M. Clark , J. H. Mockctt , C. C. and W. B. Clark nud E. E. Mockctt. The capital stock Is placed at $20,000. Governor Crounso has Issued n requisition upon Governor Stone of Missouri for the re turn of Ellen Delaney , now under arrest nt Rockport , Mo. , upon the charge of larceny from tlio person , The crime chnrgcd against her was committed at Nebraska City , where she relieved ono Plrley B. Vcss of $20. The State Banking Board has recommended Editor Chapman of the Alnsley Chronicle ns receiver of the defunct Bank of Alnsley. LINCOLN IN BRIEF. Deputy County Attorney Collins has en tered a nolle proscqul In the case of W. R. Carter , the Havclock man charged with shooting at his friend Hollcnback with Intent 1,1 Mil J. M. Murdock. charged with embezzle ment by the Lincoln School Supply company , has secured n continuance of his case until the first day of the fall term. The directors of the Lincoln Hano Ball as sociation have received nn acceptance from Duck Ebrlght , the California player. Ho writes that ho will arrive In Lincoln early In April and that ho has already engaged six players for the season. Constable Spelts today levied upon the sa loon In the Shecdy block on P street to sat isfy n judgement recently secured by the Liquid Carbonic Acid company of St. Louis for ? 100. STATE PHARMACISTS IN SESSION. The State Board of Pharmacy , composed of James Reed of Nebraska City , O. J. Evans of Hastings , C. M. Clark ot Friend. W. D. Hallcr of Blair nnd M. E. Shultz of Beatrice , are In session at the Lincoln hotel this afternoon , examining applicants for certifi cates. The applicants nre : Charles E. Allen , Lincoln ; Charles W. Anlbal. Edgar ; John Blood , Jr. , Bertram ! ; John T. Clark , Craig ; Frank Dafoc. Tocmnseh ; D. C. Flan agan , Craig ; George S. Flory , Pawnee City ; James G. Green , Curtis ; L. Jordan , Elm Creek ; P. S. HolUlngor , Nebraska City ; G. C. Paxton , Shelton ; N. II..Ray , Elgin ; James H. Hothwell , Trumbull ; S. S. Richmond mend , jr. , Alnsworth ; Thaddeus Seaton , Alma ; W. D. Simmons , Beatrice ; L. A. Ty son , Elmwood ; H. M. Wills , Unndlllu ; O. S. Ward , Lincoln ; W. F. Waggoner. Beatrice ; C. A. Kaufman , Avoca ; W. 1' . Dlnsley. Lin coln ; W. E. Paxton , Curtis ; Rudolph Onb- ler , Columbus. Must Surrender tlm Hooks. HASTINGS , Feb. 15.-Spoclal ( Telegram to The Bee. ) Judge Beall today granted a per emptory order of mandamus in tlie case of the state ex rcl Harpham against Cruse , directed to the respondent. Cruse , commandIng - Ing him to turn over to the relater , Harp- ham , without delay the books belonging to the ofllce of treasurer of , n school district near Kcnesaw. There has been considerable bad feeling In the school district between the moderator and director and the treas urer , whom they alleged had been conducting matters In n manner altogether too arbitrary. The director and moderator thereupon took advantage of the provision In the statute giving them the privilege of declarlnc the treasurer's bond Insufficient and called on him to increase the sureties. Cruse refused , and the two members declared his office vacant , called an election and Harpham was elected to fill the vacancy. Cruse retaliated by refusing to turn over certain books to .his' successor , but today Judge Beall made an order which will compel the ex-treas urer to give up the records. IVrmltteil to I'leiul Oullty. SCHUYLER , Neb. , Feb. 15. ( Special to The Bee. ) After n trial lasting nearly a week and after a Jury for a period of forty- eight hours stood ten to two in favor of convicting him of assault with intent to commit great bodily Injury upon the person of Joseph Schultz , John Holonbek was al lowed to plead guilty to assault and battery nnd wns fined J2 nnd costs , amounting to $300. It Is reported today that Holonbek has departed to parts unknown. About a month ago , at a charivari of Charles Novotny , near Howolls , a shotgun In the hands of Joseph -Lapour was accident ally discharged , the contents passing through the fleshy portion , just below the hip joint , of ono of the legs of a young man named Cada. The wound was not considered dan gerous at first , but in moving him to his home two weeks slnco the wound was caused to bleed and from that tlmo grew worse. Blood poisoning followed , which re sulted In his death yesterday. nclliunifiit Olllclul ICumovcd. SCHUYLER , Neb. , Feb. 15. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) The city council's In vestigation of charges against J. H. Pollard , superintendent of electric lights and water commissioner , terminated this afternoon , the charges being sustained nnd Pollard re moved. The charges were that between January 1 , 1892 , and January 1 , 1894 , ho had unlawfully carried and permitted to bo carried from the city's supply ot fuel about fifteen tons of coal of the value ot $50 without the consent of the mayor or council for purpose of converting It to his own use , and that ho had failed and neglected to keep a true account of the money received , and failed and refused to render to the city council a trim nnd correct statement. The charces were sustained unanimously. Albion Iti'publlruiiH 1'leaseil. ALBION , Neb. , Feb. 1C. ( Special to The Bee. ) Cleveland pleased the republicans hero by the appointment ot C. G. Barns as postmaster of Albion and the populists wcro deeply chagrined by the failure of P. H. Mathews to get the olHco. G. R. Browder and wlfo two of the oldest and most respected citizens , celebrated the fiftieth anniversary ot their wedded life nt their homo here , surrounded by their many friends. Notwithstanding the hard times there Is not n vacant house In .Albion at this time. The religious people of Albion have had qulto an Interesting tlmo of Into. Thu Methodists have had a revival that has lasted flvo weeks , with crowded houses. Will I'lKlit till ) TliugH. SOUTH SIOUX CITY , Nob. , Feb. 15. ( Special to The Ileo. ) Thu business men hero are organizing an athletic club , the pur pose of which Is to prevent Illegal prize fighting and eportlng contests. As it Is now this town Is the dumping ground for Sioux City thugs and gamblers who desire to engage In potty prlzo fights. That class of people know they will bo arrested In the Iowa town If they attempt to en gage In any Illegal contests so they cnmo across the river and the county authorities are either asleep or out of tov/n so they are not molested. The athletic club proposes to regulate and control all such contests. Wlllan ! AVoml on "Trial. ' BEATRICE , Feb. 15. ( Special Telegram to The Boo. ) The trial of Wlllard Wood , charged with tlio murder ot Simon Saffoll , was begun In Gage county district court to day. A greater part ot the day was taken up In sccuripg u jury. The tragedy occurred In a melon patch In the southern part of the county on the night ot August 20 , 1893 , the shooting being done , It Is claimed by the defense , to frighten Saffell and his com panions away from the patch. There Is con siderable Interest taken In the case and the court room has been crowded throughout the day. Between thirty and forty witnesses have been subpoenaed. 1'iillfil to NEBRASKA CITY , Fob. 15. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) In the district court today the jury In the cast ) of the Farmers bank against H. Hurahman disagreed after being out all nlcht. In this case the bank sued to reco > cr the value of n notr for $1,000 which Hnrshmnn nllpgpd hnd hctm paid. Tha case had bocn trlod twtco before , the defendant winning each time. The grand jury brought In sixteen Indict ments this afternoon , but no nnmc.i have yet been made public. ( digit County's tlnll CmiilenitU'd. BEATRICE , Feb. 15. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) The grand Jury finished Its labors today , returning n number of Indict ments. It also made n report an to tlm condition of the Gngo county- jail , stating that It was too small to meet the require ments ot the county nnd that In Itn crowded condlton wns prejudicial to tlio health of tlm Inmates nnd that to keep pris oners In such n place Is Inhuman. The rec ommendation ot the jury that n moro suit able place for the confinement of prisoners will , by Judge Babcock'H order , bo referred to the Board ot Supervisors. To II. i > ! ll TcMlnmny. HASTINGS , Neb. , Feb. 15. ( Special Telegram - gram to The Bee. ) An application wns to day made to County Judge Bailey to order Olllo Brown , recently sentenced on n plea of guilty to Incorrlglblllty to the reform school , to bo kept In this city until Monday , In order that ho may testify In n ca o ngalnst the youngest dnughtor of the complainant , who was Instrumental In securing his arrest. The girl Is charged with Incorriglblllty , mendicancy and vagrancy , but ns the county attorney refuses to have anything to do with the case It will probably not result In her conviction. Tolmreo-Mt'rcliinit 1'iilN. GRAND ISLAND. Feb. IF. . ( Special to The Bee. ) N. H. Cohen's cigar store and factory was closed last night on six confessions ot judgment amounting to $2,100. It Is believed the anspts will readily cover the liabilities. A stranger was arrested last night while In thr act of stealing $1 worth of milliters nt Glover & Pike's store. He resisted an olll- cer when placed In jail and tried to hit him with n bed post. This morning he was fined $100 nnd costs nnd committed to the county jail. It Is believed the man has n record of which ho is afraid. Cilllril for tlm CoroiHT. NEBRASKA CITY , Feb. 15. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) Lewis Carlln , a well known farmer living near Delta , died sud denly this morning , ngod 21. Ho had been married but three months. This afternoon Coroner Knrstens received a telegram from Carlln's neighbors asking him to como and Investlgnto tlio case at once. Kvungellit l.cvlno Hound Over. HASTINGS , Feb. 15. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) Rev. Ellas P. Levlno , n traveling evangelist arrcstpil recently In Holdrcgo on a charge of adultery preferred In Adams county , was today arraigned before Justice McKlnney and waiving examination was bound ovpr to the district court In $500 bond , which he furnished. Demltio of I'loneer Uliurles ltirr. : NEBRASKA CITY , Fob. 15. ( Special Tele gram to The Boo. ) Charles llarr , an old resident ot this city , died today , aged 90. The deceased shook hands with Lafayette during the Intler's visit to this country in 1824 and was a member of the congressional convention that first nominated Garflcld. Si runic liy the Klyr. . KEARNEY. Neb. . Feb. 15. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) This noon August Eick- mcur , a farmer living four miles north of Kearney , attempted to cross the railroad track In front of the overland flyer. Ills horse was struck nnd he wns knocked oft his wagon , but escaped uninjured. 1'rof. liaUrhlnnv's Appointment. NEBRASKA CITY , Feb. 15. ( Special Tel egram to The Bee. ) From private sources It Is learned that Prof. C. D. Rakostraw , for merly superintendent of the Institute for the Blind In this city , has been appointed super visor of Indian schools and special disburs ing agent. IScntrlco Thlc-f Fined. BEATRICE , Feb. 15. ( Special Telegram to The Beo. ) Joseph Stevens , who slolo a watch from a second-hand store In this city several days since , was arrested last evening and today was fined $15 and costs. TJSST Of UKltlNU SE.l illGUIS. Sel/urc of u I'uclllc Trailing Company's Ves- nel by the IlUHli. PORT TOWNSEND , Wash. , Feb. 15. The schooner Alexander of San Francisco was condemned and forfeited to the government In the district court , Sltka , Alaska , Feb ruary G , on a charge of hunting and killing sea otter In Alaskan waters between the Islands and over banks or sounding , moro than three miles from shore. The decision Is very Important to Alaska .fur Interests for the reason that It Involves a question of whether the United States can oxerclso jurisdiction moro than three miles from shore to protect fur bearing animals. Tlio Alexander was owned by the Pacific Trading company nnd was seized last July by the revenue cutter Rush near the Slmmagln group. An appeal will bo taken , to the supreme premo court. SVSl'KVTS lir.K JIUSltAXll. SiiHplvloiift of n Wonuiu Who Witt Hound nml Kohhed by Mii ! u'il Men. GRAND RAPIDS , Mich. , Fob. 15. Mrs. Harriet Wells , living In the heart ot the city , was bound and gagged In her homo last night by two masked men nnd robbed of $1,1CO. She was not discovered and re leased until , a Into hour. Her husband has not lived with her for several months and Mrs. Wells declares that ho Is ono of the few persons who know she had any money. Heavy Floods In ArKaiiMin. ' FULTON , Ark. , Feb. 15. Red river Is now out ot Its banks above and below thla point and thousands of acres ot valuable lands , together with fences and houses , must glvo way. Thousands of head of stock that bo- lonir In the bottoms and also hundreds that are driven from the hill lands to winter In the cane brakes of the low lands will bo driven to high points for safety from the flood that Is now at hand. All stock In and out of the bottoms Is In an extremely bad and emaciated condition this winter and but a few hours without food Is all that Is neces sary to cause the death of thousands. The river Is now crowding twenty-nine foot. 1'or tlio Murderer I'liyiuuntcr llnlilenmn. PITTSBURG. Feb. 15. John Yutzy was ar rested hero last night charged with the mur der and robbery of E. Haldeman , superin tendent and paymaster of the Franklin coal mines , at Piedmont , W. Va. , on the morning of December 15 lust. Haldcmun was at tacked whllo on his way to pay the miners their wages and was robbed of several thou sand dollars. Ho wns found on the road with his skull crushed and never recovered consciousness. Yutzy denicu all knowledge ot the crime. ClmrlcH Fonter'H AITulrx. CLEVELAND , Fob. 15. Ex-Governor FOB- tor'u assignees huvo made public a statement which shows the liabilities of Foster & Co. at $790.201. assets , $88,892. Real value ot assets $43,310. Charles Foster's liabilities are placed at $198,773 ; net assets , $115,480. PRIME IN inoti PL.VCBSI u ii v-/ not Btrungo that BOIHO people do wronp through ignorance , othurs from n fiiiluro to investigate us to the righter \vronj ? of n inutte ; ' . Hut H la str.anjro , that Individuals ana flnna , who ixro fully awuro of the rljfhta of ethers , will por- Blst in parpotivitlnx frixuds upon thoin. lil'li-toned ( , woiilttiy munutroturlni ; llrma will ollor nnd neil to rot till mer chants , article * which they know to bo hifrlnuomonU on the rights of proprietors - tors , and imitation ! ) of well known goods. Wo want to sound a note of warnlti" ; to the rotations to bowuro of suoh Imitations of "CARTKrt'a LIT- tions : uid simulations - TLKLivisit PILLS. " Wlion they nro of fered to you , rofusa them ; you do not want to do wrong , and you don't want to lay yourself llublo to a lawsuit. Ren FriinUlln said "Hone-sty is the host poli cy" ; it is just in true tlmt "ilonosty U Ihoboat principle. " It Cures Coldi , Caught , Sort Thrmt , Croar , Infla. en 4 , Whooplnfr Couth , HronchlU andAithn * . A certtin cure for Consumption In flrit itnget , ( ind a ture rrllrfin n.lvinc-d ( Ucti. Utn > t enee. You will tee tbtc- ' p n'.ai i < Vr tskinjth * f.rit i ' SEARLES & SEARLES , ' r u K v r.M ICN r it > ' n v 11 * Uciiitmllittlun 1'rco. fa & AND Call on or nMrcs * with stamp for circular ! Free book , receipt and ayinptotn blanks. Dr , Searles and Searles , First stairway couth of post office. Ilooti ,7 Omaha , Nebraska. CARE FOR YOUR EYES Imperfectly Fitted Glasses ARE A GREAT ANNOYANCE , AND R.UIN the EYES. \Vo 1'tt G//IHSOS 1'erfootly. JUyon ToHteil 1'ltlSli W. I. SEYMOUR , Optician Nervous liniiilnnlii ) relieved l > y tlm u o cif our THE ALOE & PENFOLD CO. , 14OSI'limnm St. Opposite I'nxton Hotel JOHNSON'S MACNETBC OiL ! Instant Killer of Pain. Internal and Extornnl , Cures llIIKiniATISM. NKUltAL- OIA , Lmno Uncle , Hprams.Jlrulees , BnslllnKi , Htlrt Joints. ( JOMO and UitAMl'B luitautlr. Cholera Mor- bus , Croup. Dlptliuria , Bore Throat , jiIKXi > ACljE , in If THE HORSE BRAHD , ffigZJSS& & the most Powerful und I'enctratlnRl.lnlrnoutforMan or Beast In existence. Largo ? 1 tlio 70o. , coo. Elzo 400. JOHNSON'S ORIENTAL SOAP. Medicated and Toilet. The drent 6kln Curonnd Fnco Donutlflor. Ladies " 111 find it o most dollonto nnd hlRhly perfumed Toilet Bonp on the mnrliot. It Is absolutely pure. Mnkea the skin soft nud velvety nud restores the loFt com plexion J if n luxury for Ilio Bath for Infants. It oloya itcldnif , oloan c' the Frnlp nnd promotes thocrowtliof i lr. < 'iin " " nloliv KUHN & CO. , BOM3 AGENTS , OMAHA. NEBRASKA NATIONAL BANK. U. B. Depository , Omaha , Nebraska. CAPITAL - - 4000,000 SURPLUS - - 865,000 Officers nnd Dlrectorn : Henry W. Yntcs , president : H. C. CusliInK , vice president ; C. H. Maurice. W.f. . Murae , John H. Colllns.J , N. 11. 1'utrlck ; Low la U. Itccd , cashier. THE IRON BANK. 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Trop'ri , OUtluimtl , U. 48-pago book of particular * free. To be bad of Kuhn&Cu , DniC'Jlats. 151 li and Uou.'Iu.i Hti , Oinuha , Nob. A FAIR PRICE PAID FOR GOOD D ental V * ork la unvor iienr svlicn dot > Detent mini. Go to DK. R.v ILEY , graduated dcntltt ot > , icrlcncoi plnci your U'ctli In hlu cam anil the will bo ' untlnuidy cured for. Office , Srd floor 1'uxtui Telephone ) 1041 BJRWEY'S Catarrh Pov/der HtllovrH Catarrh nnd Cold In tha Hand luatontly by on * upplleatlon ( Jura * Houd Nolsoa IL DKAFNEBO. Ctlt * r > ! Uul Dtitnl ! TlB U , tlUiro. Trial Iri'HtirnMitor sample fre Uelil bjr druvKlMlii , OOo. _ ,