The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 27, 1893 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 27, 1893
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While -Workmen in 'ths he* to the Oarnejrife mills at Homestead Were at work an the worning of the 23d, a disastrous cawe-in occurred, bufyirt?.; a number of the men. Fourteen-are known to hiUve beeti killed. The Coiighlin trial at Chicago pave forth an extra setisatiou when Mrs. Andrew Foy went on the-stand. Her testimony proved conclusively that the plot to kiU'Gronm "\vas-, planned in her /husband's 'home. In a mine near I.lmo6k.,< Ills., a miner lighted a v toreh near a i -kerosene oil can. The can exploded, setting fire to the mine The main shaft i took fire, Toot the 300 miners escaped -by the ventilating cshafts -without serious injury to any' except the one who started the fire. He will probably 'not recover. According to the report of Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle, the revenue of thetg-overnment will end on the 30th of. June next are estimated at $430,121,-000, and the expenditures 5M5S,12i,000, leaving a deficit of $28,000,000. The secretary .recommends that congress provide for the payment of 53,403,000 Union Pacific bonds, ar>d favors the issue- of $50,000,000 one year 3 per cent bonds as a relief measure. He favors an increase -of 10 per cent per gallon on the internal revenue tax on distilled spirits and a new tax on incomes derived from interests in stocks. He eays the secretary should be clothed with authority to • maintain a reserve an coin so as to keep the currency at par. .President Cleveland has appointed Wayne Mac Veagh of Pennsylvania to be ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Italy. Tile election in Chicago to fill the office made vacant by the murder ot Mayor Harrison, resulted as follows: Hopkins, dem., 113,700; Swift, rep., 111,313. The republicans will contest the election. At the recent session of the Federation of Labor at Chicago, a resolution recommending the passage of a free coinage bill at the ratio of 16 to 1 was adopted. David Lubin in an address contended that farm products in limited weight and bulk should be mailable and forwarded through the United States postoffice at the rate of a cent a pound. During the discussion of the resolution Delegate llahoney stated that he believed it was a capitalistic scheme. He declared a letter in the hands of a delegate had exposed it- Delegate Weiseraan said he hud been offered 55,000 if the resolution passed. Finally the amended Lubin resolution passed, declaring the federation believed the uniformity of transportation for farm produce was worthy of consideration, and it was referred to the affiliated bodies 1br discussion. The supreme court has renderd an opinion declining to pass npou the constitutionality of the South Carolina dispensary la*r. Samuel Oornpers was re-elected president of the American Federation of Labor at Chicago recently for the twelfth consecutive time. The movement to bring the presidency vo the west failed when the matter was submitted to a vote. John McBi-ide, the western candidate; secured 3,223 votes to Gonapers' 1,314. As a result of terrible floods at South Buffalo, N. Y., it is estimated that at least 500 houses are surrounded by water from three to five foot deep and 3,500 people driven from their homea About thirty miles of adjacent lands are under water, making a flood district of aoout thirty-three square iniieb. la the closing game of a billiard tourney at New York between Schaefer, Ives and Slosseu, Schaefer secured an anchor nurse in the sixth inning and finished the name, making a run of 560, and breaking Ives' record of 450, made in Chicago recently, His average for the game was 100, breaking the record of 75 made by Viguaux at Chicago eight years ago. Ives secured only fifty points m the game, though he was 16 points iu the lead at the beginning of the sixth inning. A course of lectures for the farmers of northern Illinois is being given at Dixon by professors of the State University at Champaign. Mrs. Michael Farrell of Elwood, Ind., has brought suit against Jaines McCormick, a saloonkeeper, for £?,000 damages, alleging that he sold, liquor 1.0 her husband, who, while drunk, .-1'roge to death. John Benedate, a tramp giving his home as Henna Vista, Ohio, while standing in front of his camp fire at Pana, 111. , was taken with a fit and fell into the fire. He was so badly burned that death resulted. England has decided to largely ia- •crease the strength of her navy. The private bank ot Olmsted & -Storms of Galesburg, Mich., has BUS- John W. Knipe and son were killed •by tU« explosion of a thrasher boiler ; aear Logan, Ohio. A. J. Small, agent of the Big Four i-^ilroad at Kesslers, Ohio, has been arrested, a shortage in iiis accounts be- jag alleged, William Leinke, wit?i bis team of horses, was killed fay a pat't^snger train os the OiiHiJia branch usar Wis, rtt ft»'fcUs*lftocl Asset* »nd the >i>ftjr>fiml r,Dee.S3,—The statement the United States treasury showing 'the classified assets of the treasury and demand liabilities yesterday is as follows: ASSttS. Gold coin find bullion. tl f)0,39S,S43 Silver dollars and bullion SVjjOSl^SS Silver dollars and 1 bullion act July 14, 1890,., 4, 153.219,7<5? Fractional silver and minorcoia 12,377,650 United States notes 41,734,708 tJnited States treasury notes... 1,247,003 Gold certificates.... 231,160 Silver certificates 6,065,006 National bank notes 12,724^350 Deposits -with national bunk depositories : G cnerai account 11,651,085 Disbursing officers' balances. .. 8,604,811 Gold certificates $ 77,839,5189 Silver certificates 834,46*,604 United States treasury notes.... 153,202,2s'] Currency certificates 37,325,000 Disbursing ofucora' balances, ngency accounts, etc 42,835,820 Wednesday's treasury statement oi cash on hand and deposits in bank compares with the figures of the last previous statement as follows: Not gold oa hand, Dec. 19, $S3,9S4,3f)2; Dec. 20. SS?,0(JO,8">5; increase, $76,563. Not lesraltenders .cm hand, Dec. 19, $5,983,901); Dec. 20, $5,!-'02,274; decrease, 5691,716. Not silver on hand, Dec. IB, 55,480,870; Dec. CO, S5,!!(>3,fl50; increase, ?5H3,0~4. Actual cash in the treasnry vnnlts over outstanding certificates, Dec. 19, *94.899,36S; Doc. 20, £14,810,ISO; de-crease, $83,070. Deposits in bank, Doc. 19, $11,523.833; Dec. 20, $11,678, Increase, $154,846. Net cash balance, Dec. 19,8105,923,1(16; Dec. EO, 8105,991,873; increase, 871,7<57. > ANTI-OPTION BILL. ' *: •-"- Tim Measure Mast Originate in the rtonnc. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. — Senator Washburn of Minnesota, who passed the imti-option bill in the last congress, will not introduce the measure in the senate, because the bill on its face is to raise revenue and must originate in the houoe. Senator Washburn has been discussing with constitutional lawyers a bill which would directly prohibit dealing in options, as he wanted, if possible, to present a bill of that kind which would receive the support of many senators who do not believe in using the taxing power to prevent dealings in futures. He has concluded that such a bill can not be successfully maintained and that an anti-options bill must be based upon prohibition or restriction by taxation. This being the the bill must first be parsed by the house. Chairman Hatch of the agricultural (j)inmittee says that lie will not attempt to introduce 'the bill until after tbo holidays, us it has been shown very decidedly that there must be a quorum of the house favorable to the bill present before it can be referred to this committee. The raising of the point of no quorum on the reference of the poor-food bill yesterday shows him that he could not proceed without the friends of the bill being in attendance. THE WAGNEK CASE, Prosecution Tries to Discredit tlie DC- fenclunfB Testimony. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 23.—In the closing evidence introduced in the Anna Wagner case yesterday the prosecution caller 1 back a number of its witnesses to impeach the testimony of the prisoner. The effort was not a success and the prisoner's case is now if anything stronger ;han ever before. The last witness stepped from the stand at 1J o'clock. •'We rest our case," said Attorney Dun:an. "We have no further testimony to introduce," said Attorney Spaan. In the afternoon Attorney Duncan began the first speech for the state. The case may not go to the jury until Saturday. .Kollet For Texas Stoohnum, WASHINGTON, Dec. 33.— Mr. McMillin of Tennessee, from the committee on ways and means, reported in the house a joint resolution authorizing 1 the sec- r.etary of the treasury to make regulations whereby stock removed across the Texas border into Mexico can be reimported into the United Statew until May 1, 1894. Mr. Paschal of Texas explained that on account of the drouth in southwestern Texas stock was dying in large numbers, and that the resolution simply allowed stockmen to take stock across the river to keep them from starving. Without objection the resolution was passed. Plot to Kidnap Ruth Cleveland. ABILINK, Kan., Dec. 23.— A plot to kidnap R/nth Cleveland in expectation of a largo ransom was discovered by the police yesterday in letters written from Washington to a crank. Tws women are implicated in the scheme. The kidnapping was to have been done in January. Steps have been taken to arrest the gang. t Declared Maror of Chicago. CHICAGO. Dec. 23. — John P. Hopkins was yesterday declared duly elected Mayor of Chicago by Judge Scales as president of the board of election canvassers. His majority over Mr. Swift was announced as 1,290. The totals are: Hopkins, 113,059; Swift, 111,669; Britzius, 3,004; Wakely, 535. Ullnolw Republican Editors Meet. VANDAtiA, 111., Dec. 23.— The republican editors of the Eighteenth Congressional district met at the parlors of the Dieckman house at 2:30 p. in. yesterday and organized a District Editorial association. JloJoney Rule* German Oat. ' SPHiNGFJEivD, 111-, Deo. 23. — The attorney-general yesterday rendered an opinion holding 1 Jtbat the records and by-laws of all building and loan associations in this statd must be kept in English The new "Duplex Typewriter," which carried oft highest honors *t the World's Fair, and Which is destiffled to revolutionize typewriting-, is -a most remarkable machine. It is a testers invention, inanufaebftred Wi Des Moines, Iowa; is neatly a/nd •corapaotiy built, and so strongly made as to insure v«wy long service. ' Its mt«ehanism is of special interest. As suggested by its name, it is a double -writing 1 machine that, will write two Jetters of the^alphabet at the same instant, and yet it is lighter and no larger than other standard typewriters. The World's Fair Examining Committee reported the following points of superiority over all other typewriting machines as conclusive reasons why the "'Duplex" should receive the highest award in preference to all otlier typewriters, to-wit: 1st. Because it is a successful attempt to double the speed now attained by capable operators on other typewriters. 3d. Because this machine can print any two different letters of the alpha- bob at the same instant, and as quickly as any one letter can be printed by other typewriters. Thisds consequent oa having an alphabet for each hand hence permitting-both hands always tc be at work. 3d. It has a double center, or two- points of coittact;for type and paper. 4th. It is strongly built, with great probability -ot long sot-vice in cffico work. The .above points of excellence are not common to other typewriters, hence the highest-award was given to the "Duplex" in-recognition of its peculiar and ingenuous mechanism,--which gives to it a capacity for speed and durability one hundred per cent greater than that of other machines, and that makes jt possible for an operator of a few months' practice to write .from dictation an.avenge of ten letters for every second of time,—a speed greater than that attained by the average shorthand writer. i We are so pleased with the success ojf this western enterprise that we have secured a cut of this wonderful time and labor-saving-machiae to jp'lace 'before our readers. Typewriter exports .and general agents concede the groat speed and durability of the -'Duplex'" and are applying for aud securing .general agencies. They say it is the coming typewriter and that it is only a question of time when shorthand will be laid aside, and operators will write from direct dictation in about one-third of the time now required for typewriting from shorthand notes. It is a surprise to all who see it in operation. A large dealer in typewriter supplies was heard to remark at the World's Fair that the Duplex Typewriter Co., of Des Moines, has the flnestautomatic machinery in the world for the manufacture of their Duplex typewriter. The factory is now crowded to the utmost to supply demand. *5,OOO.OOO Tobucco Hill Saved. CHICAGO, Dec. 25.—[Special.]•--The Chicago Inter-Ocean's illustrated supplement, describing rhe great success and merit of No-to-bac, has made it famous in a day. Mr. 11. D. Kramer, the active man, was seen to-day at his office, 45 Randolph street, and in talking of No-to- bao's growth, said it was hard work to keep up with the rapidly increasing demand, as every box sold advertised No-to-bac's merit. lie said: "No-to-bac is not sold on the strength of the thousands and tens of thousands of testimonial statements, but under an absolute guarantee to cure, or money refunded." That made a long story about merit very short, as it absolutely protects the user from physical injury or financial loss, '•Why," said he, "No-to-bac will make 100,000 cures this year, and the saving will average 850.00 for every one cured, or a grand total of 85,000,000 saved from going up in smoke and out in spit" No-to-bac is indeed a God-send to the poor man these hard times. According to the testimonials, however, the money saved is the least consideration, for almost overy one reports an improvement- of the nervous system, increase in weight, and a revival of physical and mental powers that is indeed miraculous. Prominent physicians look upon No- to-bac as a great success, and are very free to proscribe it. Every wholesale drug house in ihis country and Canada sells No-to-bac, and the retail druggists are pushed to supply the demands of customers; the direct mail demand is immense. The cost of No-to-bac compared with tlu-i results is a small matter, as the saving in a week pays the cost of a cure for a lifetime. No-to-bac is sold for §1.00 a box, or three bcxcs, $3.50, with a guarantee to cure or money refunded. A few extra copies of the Inter-Ocean supplement (eieht pages) illustrated in five colors, have been secured anil will be mailed for the asking, by addressing the Sterling Remedy company, Chicago olHce, 45 Randolph street; New York office, 10 Spruce street; laboratory, Indiana Mineral Springs, Ind. LEVITIES OF THE DAY. Visitor—Ah! got a piano? Your daughter taking lessons in ir.usic? Host—No; in dynamics. He, in anger—I don't know tthy we men marry anyway; women t,rc sich fools. She, sweetly—That's just the reason, dear. "Haven't seen you for an age, Charlie?" "No; I've changed my business," "What are you now?" "Floorwalker. It's twins," "I am positive that my husband went shooting 1 to-dav." "What makes you think so?" "JBecause he dida't anyjpine home with Mm/' .. Due. 18.—TT-osidenFs e was -received and read. Instructions to Wiilh were read, and *he ines<«ige and accompanying documents were.referred t« connriiritee on foreign relations. Morgnn introduced A biU defining the president's duties -when the' United States shall acquire domis'ton over. arty foreign country or place>by treaty, annexation or otherwise. itcte.rred to'coininittee' on foreign relations. •BOUSE. After pension matter was discussed, president's message was received and rend, : BS wore als» the instructions to Willis. Beutolle offered a resolution declaring the •administration's policy wns inconsistent with the spirit oE the constitution and traditions of : thc government. Ruled out of •ordor. Cockran offered a resolution for •investigation of alleged invasiou of the 'territorial integrity of the United States of tho last administration. Laid over. Party feeling i-ftn high when house adjsurned. SEXAlfB. Washington, Dee. 19.—Bill to repeal fed- Oral electiou laws came up and Berry favored it. Pcffer spoko in favor of his bill appropriating $0,300,000 for immediate use iu relieving want am', destitution throughout the country. Executive session; adjourned. HOUSE, Cockran's Hawaiian resolution was offered aurt referred to committee on rules. Boutelle's resolution for censuring tho president wns referred to committee on foreign affairs. Urgency deficiency bill catna up for cotisideratiou. Chairman Wilson of the committee on ways and moans reported tho tariff bill. Amendment to deficiency bill, giving house and senats employes a month's extra pay. wns adopted. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 20.—Report of secretary o£ treasury was presented and referred. Hoar presented a voluminous petition for t;ood roads. Referred to committee on "interstate commerce. Morgan offered a resolution instructing committee on foreign relations to Inquire and report what irregularities, if any, occurred in tho diplomatic 1 , intercourse between the United States and Hawaii iu relation to the recent revolution. Cockrell reported-urgency deficiency bill and it passed. HOUSE. Conference report on urgency deficiency bill "was n greed to. Conference report on New York and TSow Jersey bridge bill -was also agreed to SENATE. Washington. Dec. 21.—Nothing of importance was done and at ii :45 the senate .adjourned until January i', 1894. HOUSE. •Boutelle ofi.'ered a resolution questioning ithe authority of Blount to command the American naval, officers at Honolulu. Referred to committee on naval affaii-s. Wil- rfion gave notice that on the first day after •the reconvening of congress he would call •lip the tariff bill. McUreary gave notice that within ton clays after tho reconvening, 'two days will bo given to the consideration of Hawaiian affairs. Adjournecl to Juii- iiiary ii. READY TO USE .FORCE. Hawaiian F-roviHiuiml Government Pro* pnrod to Kesort t,n Arms. SAN FHAXCISCO, Cal., Dec. :.-?,.— Tha .•steamship Maripusa, which arrived from Honolulu yesterday, reports arrival at that port of the United .States •cutter Corwin with dispatches to Minister Willis, the contents oi' which had not been dechu-ecL The general belief at Honolulu was that the minister was instructed to make every cfi'ort to restore the queen short of force. The provisional g'ov- crnment at Honolulu has prepared ;in ultimatum declaring- its intention to resist with military force all attempts to overthrow it. Italy to Issue a Big; I>o»n. ROMK, Dec. 3ii.— The g-ovcrnmenf will i.<;sue a loan of 125,000,000 lire tc provide for the manufacture of arm,' for tho army. The contracts -will cover a period of three years. They will bo placed partly with private firms abroad. The financial projects of the government are sure to include alcohol and petroleum monopolies. French Anarchists Give W PAHIS, Dec. S3. — The municipal council has been warned by the anarchists that the town hall will be blown up before Dec. 30. Special g-uards have been stationed at the building-. Chieu.70 Board of Trade. CHICAGO, Dec. 21. — Tho wheat trade had very much the appearance of doing nothing most of tha morning. Up to midday the price of May wheat had but 3^c range. Tho public cables were simply steady. The trade had the Price Current talk about a flattering growing crop and liberal supplies in certain Ktates. They had the Insignificant clearances of 144,000 in vs-heat and flour from all ports. Ths market started a little easier at OOJ/OflO^o and the best price early was OG%@07o with a dip at once to tJO'Jjj'c followed by estrsrae dullness, About midday buying ceased and the oli'or- ings wore renewed. This started a little flurry aud drove tho May price to Ofi-'i,®' Tho wheat trade was not helned by the tho batter closing cables from the continent nor by the ten boat loads sold for ex-. port at New York. The close was at (J0>.; bid for May. Articlas. Wh't, a— Deo.... May.... July . . . Corn, 3 Dao.,.. Jan .... Hay.... Oats, 2— Deo.... May... Pork— Deo. •Tan . , .. Hay.. . , Lard — • Deo Jan .... May... S. Ufba.. Deo Jan JUy.... Highest .61}-) .67 • 07K .34% .35 .as;-*' .27% MH 12 .45 ia.eo 7-77>sf 7.60 6. 4D 6.60 Lowest. .61 .66% .07^ .34% .84k; •38# .37% •so« ia.35 13.40 7 60 7.47^' 6.85 6.42^ OL03 Dec. 21. .61 ,WA .0% ,34% M 1 A ,B8>£ .27% • S%' .SO 13.85 13.60 r.67>,< 7.53>£ 6.»7M 6.47# ma, Dec. 20. .61Jtj .67 .US .84% .83 .80 .27% .U8^ .80^ 12.2!i^ 12.37.H' 7.65 7.17^ 0.83}$ 6.40 Grlndlug Mill of the 13upout Powder >Vprk8 Heur Wilmington Blown Up. WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 21.—An explosion that shook the country for five miles around occurred in the grinding mill of the Dupont & De Neniourna powder yards on the outskirts of the city at 10 o'clock yesterday. Edward Gallagher, one of the men employed in the mill, was killed, and three others slightly injured. The explosion did considerable damage to windows of houses in the city and caused a panic Among tbe people, who thought tho town Ijad teen visited by an earth' ' THE MATTER NOW BEFORE CONGRESS. The President Says Misstate- Prevented Success-, ful Mediation. F Rowing is the message oi Preside' ,t Cleveland transmitting to con- gvCss the official correspondence relative to the Hawaiian trouble: The mcsenge is (substantially us follows! In my recent annual message to the con- ptreSR, I briefly referred to our relations with Hawaii-and expressed the intention of transmitting further Information on the subject when additional advices permitted. Though I am cot now able to report a definite chan^o in the actual situation, 1 am convinced tiiat the difficulties lately created here and In Hawaii render jit Jiropcv and expedient tlmt tho matter should be referred to the broader authority and discretion of congress with a statement of the considerations which have governed my action. If national honesty Is to be disregarded and a desire for territorial extension or dis- sittisfactlon with a form of troTornment not out- own ought to regulate' our conduct, I Imve entirely misapprehended the mission and character of our government and the behavior which the confidence of our people demands of their public servants. When the present administration entered upon Us duties the senate had under consideration a treaty providing for annexation of the Hawaiian Inlands to tbe Untied States. It appeared from the documents accompanying the treaty when eiUunltted to thesen- atet liali the ownership of Hawaii was tendered to us by a provisional government set up lo succeed the constitutional ruler of the Islands who had been dethroned, and It did not appear that such provisional government had the sanction of either popular revolution or suffrage. Upon the face of the papers submitted with tlie treaty,' It clearly appeared that there was open and undermined an issue of most vital Importance. No publlo recognition was accorded to tlie provisional government by the United States minister until aftur tho queen's abdication and when they were in effective possession of the government building, the archives, the treasury, the barracks, the police station, and all the potential machinery of tho government. But a protest also accompanied Bald treaty, signed by the queen and Her ministers at the time she made way for the provisional government which explicitly stated that she yielded to' the superior force of the United States, whose minister bad caused United States troops to be landed at Honolulu ar\d declared that he would support, such provisional government. The truth or falsity of this protest was surely of the first importance. If true, nothing but the, concealment of its truth could induce our government to negotiate with the semblance of a government thus created, nor could a treaty resulting from acta stated in the protest have been knowingly deemed worthy-of consideration by the senate. Yet the truth or falsity of tbe protest had not been investigated. I conceived it to be my duty, therefore, to withdraw tbe treaty from the senate for examination and meanwhile to cause an accurate, full ami impartial investigation to be made of the facts attending the subversion of tbe constitutional government of Hawaii and the installment in its plane of the provisional government, I selected for tbe work of investigation tbe Hon. James H. Blount.of Georgia, whoso service of eighteen years as a member of tbe bousu of representatives and whose experience no chairman of the committee of foreign iiftnira in that body and bis consequent fiunllUu-Ity with International topics, joined with his liiifli character and bonoi-abla reputation, neemcd to render him peculiarly fitted for tho duties entrusted to him. Ills report detailing his action under tbo Instructions given to him and tbo conclusions derived from his investigation accompany this message. These conclusions do not rest for their acceptance entirely upon Mr. Blount's honesty and ability ns a man, nor upon his acumen and impartiality iui an investigator. They are accompanied by the evidence upon which they nre based, which evidence is aleo herewith transmitted, and from which it seems to me no other deductions could possibly be reached than those arrived At by the commissioner. The report, with Its accompanying proofs, and such other evidence as Is now before the congress or is.herewith submitted, justifies in my opinion ttie, statement that ween the president was led to submit the treaty to tho senate with the declaration that "Tho overthrow of the monarchy was not In any way promoted by this government," and when the senate was Induced to receive sind discuss it on that basis, both tbo president and tho senate were misled. Tbo attempt will not be made in this communication to touch upon all tbe facts which throw light upon tbo progress and consummation of this eclicme-ot annexation. A very brief and imperfect reference to the facts and evidence at hand •will exhibit its character and the incidents in which 11 had Us birth. It Is nnnecesf ary to state the reason which Iu January, 1SUJ, led a considerable proportion of the American aud oilier foreign merchants and traders residing at Honolulu to favor the annexation of Hawaii to the United Slates. It is sufficient to note the fact and to observe that the project wa« one which was zealously promoted by tho miuiMer representing the United States in that country. Ho evidently hud an ardent desire tbnt il should become a fact accomplished by his agency and during liia ministry and was not unconventionally scrupulous as to tbe means employed to tlml end. On the IDtb day of November, 1SU2, nearly two months before the fire!, overt act tending toward the subversion of tbe Hawaiian government and tho attempted transfer of Hnwallnu territory to tbe United States, be addressed a lone letter to tbe secretary of state in whloh tha emu for annexation was elaborately argued on moral, pouiiu&l »ncl economical grounds, lie referred to tbe lots to tbe Hawaiian aui'ar interests from the o pernlion of tha MuKlniey bill, ftnil lh» tendency to still further depreciation of sugar properly ualcss some positive measure of relief is granlp.u. He strongly Inveighs against tbe existing Hawaiian government and emphatically declares for auocsa- tion. These declarations certainly show a disposition and condition of mind which may be usefully recalled when interpreting tfta siguill- ciuice of the minister's conceded acts or when ewntirtering vhe probabilities of such condviel Cn bis part as may cot be admitted. In this •ylew, It seems proper to alto quote a letter wjlttcn Uy the tniius:er to the eecretury of state on llieSUi day of March, lS9v, nearly a ye»r prior to the firaii step taken toward nn- nerallon. After staling tbe possibility that tho existing government of Hawaii might be overturned \>y au orderly and peaceful revolution, Minister Stevens writes as lollovrs: "Ordinarily in like circumstances, tbu rule «eeuis to be limited to a lauding movement of United States forces in lorci^u wMcrs null Jom'.fiiuni; exclusively to the protection of ibe United Slates legation and of the live) and property of American clittoni. But »« the relations of the United Stales to B»i»all are exceptional, and In former feart vbe Untied 8 in ten cifltoials have taken touieiThul excuptlonivt aclluu Iu oircum- ctancef o! disorder, 1 desire to know how far .the present minister aud tiavul coinmmidaj iu ->• uuvlute from established international rules and precedents ia vbe cooUngouciea indicated, in the first part of this dispatch." To a a/iaigter of bis temper, full of zeal for luitiexiutou, there seemed to arise la January, 1893, the precise opportunity for which he W»s watchfully waiting, au opportunity which by timely deviation from established international rules aud precedents, might IT improved to successfully accomplish Ihu ;;i'eut object in view; nod we are quite prepared for tbe exultation wltb wJ&b iu U U>"££ 1* 'M* st&M department dated 1 ffetmiatf 1,1893, W_ y dMtem: "The HaWHM pwfta nojf ««J^ ripe and this IS the golden houf fo* *** United States to pluck it." , Mr. Cleveland then gives a otlcf of the occurrences that led to the ... of the constitutional government oi "-•••T-r intend!,!* to tnow thei complex.0.1 ot tb|- transaction. He says there, to.ItMla basisfcK the pretense that United StftM* ttttfbaW6r* landed for the security of Anierlcatt£fe afiA property. Hawaii was taken possession oi DT United States forces without the conseQt or the government of the islands or, Wftoty else except the United StaMS-.tttalrtW, •»* the scheme of the committee of safety pro* oeeded to a consummation. An hour after the provisional „-.had been proclaimed uuder the guns of United States marines, the United btate* mintdter recognized It. , The president declares that the proylsiottftJ government was neither a government do facto nor do jure and that the evidence shows tna* it was not in possession ot eUen government property and agencies as to rccog* nition. Some hours after the recognition of the provisional government by the Unite* States minister the palace barracks Ano( police station, with All' the military reserves of the country, were delivered up Dy, the queen upon the representation made to- her that her cause would bo reviewed at Washington. Tbe president continues i "1 believe that a candid and thorough exatnlna* i lion of the facia will force the conviction tuafr the provisional government owes its existence-' to an armed invasion by ttoe United States. Believing, therefore, that the United Statea could not, under the circumstances disclosed, annex the islands without justly incurring tha imputation of acquiring them by unjustifiable methods, I snail no* asaln submit tho treaty of annexation to the senate for its considei-n- tlon and In tho Instructions to Minister WUlu. a copy of which accompanies this message, I have directed him to so inform the provlalon&l government." Mr. Cleveland says, however, that the duty of the United States does not end with rettttK ing tho treaty of annexation, but tho Unitea, States should vindicate its hotfoMiy an effort! to make all poselblo reparation. Believing that it might be compassed peacefully^ the president says the restoration of tnQ, queen was to be effected upon terms just t6 all concerned. Minister Willis was Instruotcffl to advise the queen and her supporters of this. The terms required that the past should be burled and the restored government ra-j assume its authority as if ito continuity haa not been Interrupted. These conditions were not acceptable to the queen, and though she hns been- inforfflaa that, unices they are acceded to, the effort* o* tho president to aid in the restoration o| her government will cease, Mr. Cleveland has not thus far learned that ehe 1» willing to accept them. This check to hlft plans prevented him from presenting thein to* the provisional government, and public misrepresentation of the situation and exag- 1 Derated statements of the sentiments ot the'- people of tho United Sutea have Injured the- prospects of successful exccutivo mediation. "I therefore", says the president in closing, "submit this communication with Its aocom- panying exhibits, embracing Mr.. Blouat'» report, the evidence and statements taken by him at Honolulu, the instructions given to both Mr. Blount and Minister Willis and correspondence connected with the affair in hand. In commending this subject to the extended powers and v.-iiie discretion of congress, I desire to add, thd assurance tbat 1 shnll be much " gratified to co-oporatj In any legislative plan which may be devisea for tho solution of the problem before ne whlo.h is consistent with American honor, integrity and morality. (Signed) GKOVEU CLEVELAND. The reading oi the message occupied about forty minutes. Then reading of the instructions to Mr. Willis followed. They arc supplemental to the general instructions which he received in reference to his official duties. The important part of the document submitted in writing, in connection with the mes-j sage contains tho Instructions issued to Minister Willis vmdur dato oi December 8. The two points having a special bearing upon the situation in Hawaii are set forth. Minlater Willis is instructed to say to the queen that tho conditions relative to amnesty must bo acquiesced in by he* or he will do nothing. If the queen shoulilj ask what the United States will do in the way of rcetoring her to power and maintaining her upon her throne, the minister, is directed to reply that the president will not authorize tbe use of troop* cither to restore or to maintain her upon' her throne. Minister Willis was tolfli to Inform the queen that the use of troop*: could only be authorized by act of congress,! Mr. Willis is then directed to tell the provisional government, should they ask tbe same question, that tho president will do all he can under executive authority to restore the queen. Tho distinction noted be-, tween these two answers to the 1 Ei'.ino question is an absence of a very important matter of detail as to what the president can do and will do under the term "executive authority". PASSING JESTS. Teacher—I'm g\tid to see you work so diligently at your writing- lessons. Little Uoy—Yes'm, I want to get so I can write my ov.-n excuses. Boston Street Car Conductor—How old are yon my little girl? Little Girl —If the corporation doesn't object Pd. prefer to pay full fare and keep my own statistics. A lonely spot on a dark night— "Would the gentleman b» kind enough to assist a poor man? Bolides this loaded revolver, I have nothing else in the wide world to call my own," Ethel—The play was very affecting, you say? Clarissa—Extremely so. Ethel—Did. you cry? Clarissa—No; but I would have done so if I hadn't forgotten my pocket handkerchief." BRILLIANTS, We grow to be like what wa love. Cease from anger and forsake wrfltlj. Talking about heaven will not take us to it. Love and necessity a,ro the only cures for laziness. The Christian who complains flticls. fault with God. Depart from evil and do good; /seek peace and pursue it. The moment you wake up a graoa- bier he will begin to croak. The biggest kind of sinners general- ( ly feel religious ip a gi-ayeyard, i Bass natures joy to see hardships happen to thorn they deem happy. Hold on to your good character, fosp it is, and ever ^jll be, your best wealth. , , A wise man can see all there is in &. fool's head every time he opens bis mouth. He is not only idle who does ing, but he is idle who might be ter employed. You cannot dream yourself ia/to a- character; you must hammer forge yourself one. \

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