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Views of a Senate Committee on
the Hawaiian Muddle.
Ex-MlnUtr fHevens Eionerfcted, Thoa(b
II Old W ron r. It Says, in Establish
ing a Frocectorate The Presi
dent' Course Commended.
BLAMES NO OKI.
Washington. Feb. 2a Senator Mor
gan, chairtuan of the senate committee
on foreign relations, presented the re
port of the investigation of that con
mittee made under the following? reso-
"Resolved. That the committee on foreign re
lations shall lnauire and report whether any,
and. if so, what, Irregularities hare occurred la
the diplomatic or other Intercourse between
the "United States and HawaU In relation to the
recent political revolution In Hawaii, and to
this end said committee Is authorized to send
(or persons ana papers and to administer oaths
The report prepared by Senator Mor
gan is concurred in by Senators tiher-
xnau, Frye, Dolph and Davis, the re
publican members of the committee,
who also made a supplementary report.
taking more positive grounds than the
Morgan report, while Senators Butler,
Turpie, Daniel and Gray (democrats)
submit a minority report. A synopsis
' of the document is as follows:
Scope of the Investigation.
Senator Morgan in his report says that the
Inquiry related, first, to the conduot of the gov
ernment as shown In Us official aota and corre
spondence; and. second, to the conduct of the
civil and military officers of the government in
the dlsoharge of their publio duties and func
The report practically begins with a declara
tion against monarchism In the Hawaiian
Islands, saying that we exercise at least a
moral suzerainty over that country. Hawaii,
It says, is an Americas state and is embraced
In the American commercial and military sys
tern. In this attitude of the two governments
HawaU must be entitled to demand of the
United States an indulgent consideration if not
an aotive sympathy.
Stevens' Coarse Justified.
Coming to the landing of the troops from the
TJnited States steamer Boston, Senator Mor-
gin says that a condition of affairs existed in
onolulu which led naturally to the apprehen
sion that violence or civil commotion
would ensue, in which the security of Amer
ican citizens residing in that city would be
put In peril, as had leen done on three occa
sions. There was not in Honolulu at that time
any efficient exeoutire power through whloh
the rights or American citizens residing there
could be protected. The authority of the queen
was not respected by the people. An interreg
Was Virtually an Abdication.
C There Is well-settled authority for the position
that at the moment when the queen made publio
tier decision to absolve herself from her wish
and support the constitution of 1887, her
abdication was complete, if the people chose
so to regard it LUluokalanl had only been
kept on her throne by the tolerance of the
while people, who owned (30,000,000 of the
property on the inlands. It required nothing
but the determined action of what was known
as the missionary party to overthrow the
queen, and that action had been taken before
the troops from the Boston landed. There
was no executive bead ot the government of
Hawaii. It bad perished. The report then
calls attention to the fact that in landing the
troops there was no demonstration and that in
passing the palace they saluted the queen, who
Klsht of Shelter Under the Flag;.
In view of this state of facts the report lays
down the following proposition: "In a country
were there is no power of the law to protect
the citizens ot the United States there can be
no law of nations nor any rule of comity that
can rightfully prevent oar flag from giving
shelter to them under the protection of our
The committee agrees that such was the con
dition of the Hawaiian government at the time
the troops wvre landed, and that it was the
right of the United States to land troops upon
those islands at any place where it was neces
sary in the opinion ot our minister to protect
the citizens of our country.
Stevens and WUU Exonerated.
Cogniza nee is taken of the charge that the
laDdlng of the troops was intended to over
throw the queen with the purpose of procuring
the ultimate annexation of the islands to the
United States, but the report declares that
the purpose of Minister Stevens and Capt.
Wilts was legitimate and ti:at they acted in
good faith and with no interests except pro
tecting American citizens and preserving
order. The intensity ot the queen's opposition
to the missionaries Is referred to.
The report speaks of the queen's desire for
the banishment or death of those who had op
posed her and says that America should not
hesitate in the support of a government set up
to oppose her.
Will Is Did Ills Best.
Continuing, the report says:
"The president says that on the first Intima
tion of these harsh declarations he at once
laid them before congress and abandoned the
further exercise of his good offices to
bring about a reconciliation. Mr. Willis,
however, regarding bis instructions as
continuing to require bis intercession be
yond the point where the president con
sidered that it should cease, held a sec
ond and third Interview with LUluokalanl.
Mr. Willis, in what he did, obeyed what he
conceived to be his instructions, and being
so distant from Washington it Is a matter
of regret but not of surprise that there
was an apparent want of harmony be
tween his action in continuing his inter
Views with Llliuokalfanl after the president
had determined that the full duty of the gov
ernment had been performed. When a crown
fa Id in any kingdom of the western hemis
phere it is pulverized, and when a soepter de
parts it departs forever: and American opinion
cannot sustain any American ruler in the at
tempt to restore them, no matter how virtuous
and sincere the reasons may be that seein to
Stevens' Duly Was Plain.
Mr. Stevens recognition of the new sovern
tnent is justified, the r;ptrt making the point:
"It was his duty at the safest possible period
to assist, by his recognition, the termination
of the interregnum, so that citizens of the
United States m;ght be safely remitted to the
eare of that government for the care of their
rights. Afterward, on February 1, 1893,
the American minister caused the flag of
the United States to be raised and assumed
and declared a protectorate over HawaiL This
act cu the part of our minister was without au
thority and was void for want of power. It was
disavowed by Secretary Foster and rebuked by
Secretary Gresham, and the order to abandon
the protectorate and haul down the flag was in
accordance with the duty and honor of the
The matter of annexation is discussed at
some length, and while the whole tenor of the
report relating to the subject is favorable to
annexation no direct statement was made
Effect of Becognitlon.
Next the report states that recognition of
the provisional government was lawful and has
contributed to the peace of HawaiL The re
port takes the s Ida of the provisional govern
ment as respects the counter revolution which
the queen provoked and it is exceedingly severe
on the ministers of th queen.
Missions of Itlonnt and Willis.
The right of the president to appoint Mr.
Blount is discussed, the report stating the con
clusions to be that suet, a right no doubt exist
ed and that the authority given to Mr. Blount
and which he exercised was proper. Then Mr
Willis' mission is taken up and the positios of
the president referred to in the following:
"If, in this course of proceedings, the presi
dent of the United States had lnteuded to com
' pel obruience to what is termed his 'decision'
la the matter, by 'ising the force of the United
States to assist the queen in being enthroned,
that would have been an aot of war. entirely
beyond his power. But such was not the In
tention of the president, as shown by contem
poraneous acts, by his declarations and by his
subsequent treatment of the subjeot"
The report then goes on as follows:
"In the public act by which the provisions!
government of Hawaii was established there
was a distinct declaration that that govern
ment was to continue until Hawaii Was an
nexed to the United States - That declara
tion, apart from every other consideration,
would have Justified the United States in an in
terference for the protection for the provisional
government, which would not have been toler
ated under other circumstances"
The document concludes with quotations of
official state papers and comments Indorsing
the actions of Minister Stevens.
Views of the Republicans.
Senators Sherman, Frye, Dolph and Davis,
the republican members, in their supplemental
report say they are In entire acoord with the
essential findings of the report ot the commit
tee as a whole, but add that It Is their opinion
that the appointment of Commissioner
Blount and his gift of authority,
without the advice and consent of the
senate, was an unconstitutional action;
in the second place, that the orders by
wnlch the naval force at Honolulu was
placed under the authority of Mr. Blount
or Mr. Willis was without authority or
warrant by law; thirdly, that Mr. Blount's
order to lower the United States en
sign from the government building in Honolulu -wis
made without lawful authority; fourthly,
that the right of the provisional govern
ment to exist had been settled conclusively by
President Harrison's recognition of It, and that
the president of the United States had no au
thority to reopen determined questions or by
any means whatever to attempt to overthrow
the provisional government or restore the
monarchy which had been displaced, and, final
ly, the republican members say:
"The avowed opinion of the president of the
United States, in substance that it is the duty
of the government to make reparation to the
queen by endeavoring to reinstate her upoa
her throne by all constitutional methods. Is a
clear definition of the policy of the present ad
ministration to that end. The Instructions to
Messrs Blount and Willis must be construed
to be other and more ample forms of expres
sion ot that policy."
The Minority Report.
The minority report denies the correctness ot
the declaration that the only substantial
Irregularity In the conduct of Mr. Stevens was
his declaration of a protectorate by tre
United States over Hawaii The right
of the United States to Interfere with the
Internal affairs of Hawaii is also questioned.
The oommander of the Boston is exonerated,
but Stevens is criticised as having been con
trolled by "inopportune" zeaL In concluding,
with reference to Stevens, the report, which is
signed by M. C. Butler, David Turpie, John M.
Daniel and George Gray, says:
His conduot as the publio representative of
this government was directly conducive to
bring about the condition of affairs which re
sulted in the overthrow of the queen, the organ
ization of the provisional government, the
landing of the United States troops and the at
tempted scheme of annexation, and upon this
conclusion his conduot is seriously reprehensi
ble and deserving of public censure."
Butler and Turpi for Annexation.
In an Independent letter Senator Butler says,
and his utterance Is Indorsed by Senator Turpie:
"I am heartily in favor of the acquisition of
those islands by the government of the United
States, and in a proper case and on an ap
propriate occasion I should earnestly advocate
the same. But I am unwilling to take advan
tage of internal dissensions in those Islands,
for which I believe we are in a measure re
sponsible, to consummate at this time so desir
able an object." j
The testimony covers 739 printed
pages. The witnesses include Stevens,
Blount, many naval officers and resi
dents of Hawaii. Stevens' testimony
covers sixty pages and is similar to his
public explanations. Mr. Blount said
he had no intimation when he went to
Hawaii that the ex-queen was to be re
MORE OFFICIALS ARRAIGNED.
Michigan's Secretary of State Held in
87,000 ItaU Date of the Trial.
Lansing, Mich , Feb. 27. John W.
Jochim, secretary of state; Marcus
Petersen, William May, clerk of Wayne
county, and James G. Clark were ar
raigned at Mason Monday on indict
ments returned by the errand jury.
All stood mute and the court directed
the clerk to enter a plea of not
guilty in each case. Jochim will
have to answer to indictments for
making a false public record, willful
neglect of duty and conspiracy. His
aggregate bail is f7.000, and Mayor A.
O. Bement and G. W. Cement, of this
city, are his sureties. Patrick Blake
and Louis Saveigne, of Detroit, signed
May's bond of 1,000 in each of the
cases, for conspiracy and destruc
tion of the Wayne county records.
Peterson and Clark, having been in
dicted for conspiracy only, had to give
only f 1,000 bail. Jacob Stahl and J. M.
Skinner, of Lansing, signed Petersen's
bond. Adolph Buder and Frank Iloupt,
of Detroit, did a similar service for
Clark. All of the indicted men have
now been released on baiL Some of
them will be tried durinjr the next
term of court, which will convene in
this city March 12.
MOTHER MANDELBAUM DEAD.
The Notorious New York "Fence" Ei.
pires at Hamilton, Out
Hamilton, Ont, Feb. 23. Mother
Mandelbaum, otherwise Mrs. Frederica
Mandelbaum, well-known in New York
city as a notorious "fence," and who did
a flourishing business there in this line
until driven out bv the police, died
here. Mrs. Mandelbaum was about
6o years of age. She was very wealthy,
having accumulated a considerable for
tune as a go-between for thieves and
crooks as the receiver of stolen goods
in New iork. She came here about
ten years ago, when the New York au
thorities had begun proceedings against
her and her conviction was probable.
School Children Break Thrnnirh the lea
at Masslilon, O.
Massillon, O., Feb. 28. Seven chil
dren were precipitated into the Ohio
canal at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon
and three were drowned. They are:
Carrie Cooper, Jennie Reiks and
Katie Batscheider. The children had
just been dismissed from St Mary's
Catholic school, and were takint?
a short cut home when the ice broke.
One man heard their cries and rescued
three. It was supposed a fourth, Fred
Fisher, was also a victim, but it was
found later that he had trot out of the
water unnoticed and run home.
Electrocuted at Sing Sing.
Sing Sing, N. Y.. Feb. 28. Matthew
Johnson was electrocuted at 13:34
a. m. Monday Johnson killed Einil
Kuckelhorn on December 9, 1S93. Ho
was burglarizing a New York litho
graphing establishment when he met
his victim, who was the engineer of
the building, and murdered him to es
CALL IT SLAVERY.
Attorneys Pick Flaws In
WAST HIS STRIKE ORDER MODIFIED.
It Now Stands It Will Put an End
.the Practice of Men Ceasing: Work
to Force the Payment of
ARGUMENTS OH BOTH BIDES.
Milwaukee, March 8. Capital and
labor met face to face in Judge Jen'
kins court here Friday and began what
promises to be a battle over a principle
that is of national importance. Jt
was a bold stand that capital, repre-
ented by the attorneys of the Northern
Pacific railroad, took the position
that a judge could by writ compel men
to refrain from quitting the service of
an employer. In opposition to this the
attorney for the United Organiza
tion of Hallway Employes took the
ground that it was the right of
every man to quit the service of any
other man, to work when he pleased
and to rest'when he pleased. Involved
between these two widely divergent
lines was the question of the right of
labor to organize, to act in unison or
to in any way combine to advance its
The arguments Friday were upon the
petition to Judge Jenkins to have him
modify his famous strike order wherein
he enjoined the employes of the
Northern Pacific railway from
quitting the service of the road,
and to combat this the receivers
were represented by a full array of
counsel, with ex-United States Senator
John C. Spooner at their head. The
labor organizations were also well pre
pared for the struggle, having Attorney
T. W. Harper, of Terre Haute, Ind.,
and Queries, Spence & Quarles, of this
city. The courtroom was crowded all
Simply Wanted Better Wages.
Attorney narper began the argu
ments for the plaintiff. He discussed
the original and supplemental petitions
of the North Pacific receivers, which
averred that the Northern Pacific em
ployes were all members of the eight
great railroad organizations and asked
for an injunction restraining the chiefs
of these orders from advising or order
ing the men to strike, without which
order or advice they wou.d not strike.
He went on to say that th-re was
not a single allegation that if every
man on the road quit work others
could not be found to take their places.
The petition did not aver that the men
would quit for the purpose of crippling'
the road; it simply alleged that
if they . did quit it would crlp-
the road. The crippling of
road was an Incident to, not the
of, their quitting. The end was
simply to get higher wages elsewhere.
Mr. Harper said that the men had the
right to sell their services to the high
Judge Interrupts the Attorney.
"Who disputes that?" Interrupted
Judge Jenkins, somewhat petulantly.
"This order, as I understand it," re
torted Mr. Harper, somewhat savagely.
"If it does not then I am about
through. It not only enjoins them
from quitting to receive higher wages
elsewhere; it enjoins them from even
talking about quitting-. "
The attorney followed In this vein,
and said the liberties of the people
; must be carefully guarded and the men
hart a perfect right to work when they
pleased and loaf when they pleased,
j After some further talk Mr. Harper
was suddenly interrupted by the court
' demanding what a strike was, anyway,
i and there was a lively spat between
: the judge and the lawyer.
"Before I get through," roared the
lawyer, "1 will show you a special act
' of congress giving the men the very
rights you have enjoined them from ex
j The judge seemed disposed to argue
! with the attorney, and said that one
! cause of the misunderstanding be
tween the parties in the case was a
misapprehension of what a strike really
Mr. Harper read the act of congress
providing for the establishment of na
tional labor unions, which declared
that the men had the right to combine
to regulate wages, reduce the hours of
labor or improve their condition in any
manner. What they could not do was to
institute a boycott or keep other
men from working, and the men
did not ask to have those restrictions
removed. lie 6tated to the court that
the chiefs who had been restrained
could not order a strike. All they
could do was to consent to a strike
after two-thirds of the men on a road
had voted to strike, and it was their
special duty to see that two-thirds of
the men had voted to strike before
they pave their consent.
Calls Jt Involuntary Servitude.
He then referred to the amendment
to the constitution, which declares
that there shall not be slavery nor in
voluntary servitude In the United
States except as punishment for crime.
Here there had been no crime, and if
there had been the men should have
been tried and convicted before they
were compelled to work. It was a
clear case of involuntary servitude.
The men were not working because
they wanted to or out of love for the
receivers, but under the mandate of the
Mr. Quarles Arjrnment.
Charles Quarles, of this city, followed
Mr. Harper, Ho had not got fairly
started before Judge Jenkins inter
rupted with the remark: "Will you
please point out the clause which pro
hibits the chiefs from conferring1 with
Mr. Quarles read the clause in ref
erence to ordering or advising a strike.
"What Is a strike?" asked the court
"It is a cessation of work by a con
certed action for the purpose of secur
ing an advantage to the party ceasing
work," replied the lawyer.
The judge wanted to discuss the mat
ter but Mr. Quarles evaded him and
continued his argument. He dwelt on
the fact that there had been no con
tract relation between the men and the1
receivers, and declaring that in the ab
sence of a contract binding them to do
otherwise the men could quit when
they pleased and no power on earth,
could take that right away from them.
Mr. Quarles continued on the line
that the men had a perfect right to com
bine and to quit work if necessary. He
had not got very far when the court in
terrupted him with the question: "But
look here, Mr. Quarles, is it not a fact
that they simply quit to enforce their
"Yes, it may be, and what the court
wants to know evidently is whether
they have the right to use this lever.
As I Bald before, 1 claim they have the
right to use the lever of inconvenience
to the receivers. But your injunction
forbids them to quit under any circum
stances. "They can quit to-morrow and go to
Texas if they will," retorted the judge,
a little excitedly. "But they don't
want to do that. Their officers may
advise them, too."
"But, your honor, they can't go un
less each man puts as good a man in
his place as he is himself, because
your injunction forbids ithem from
in any manner embarrassing the re
ceivers in the operation of the road. If
the object of - the strike is to gain an
advantage it is legal; if the object is to
do injury, it is malicious. In either
Case no injunction is necessary, as the
law punishes malicious trespass.
Definition or a Strike.
At the opening of the afternoon ses
sion Attorney Quarles read a defini
tion of a strike furnished by Grand
Chie Clarke, of the order of Railway
Conductors. It was as follows:
"A strike is a concerted cessation of or re
fusal to work until or unless certain conditions
whloh obtain or are Incident to the terms of
employment are changed. The employe de
clines to longer work, knowing full well that
tbe employer mar Immediately employ another
to fill his place, also knowing that be msy and
may not be reemployed or returned jo service.
The employer has the option of acceding to the
demand and returning the old employes to serv- '
ice, of employing new men or of forcing condi
tions under which the old men are glad to re
turn to bervlce under the old conditions." i
Following this up Mr. Quarles 6aid !
that a strike was merely a combination
to secure better wages or to protest
against any unjust reduction. In this
case the Northern Pacific employes had
done no unlawful act and the only
thing they were suspected of being
about to do when the injunction was
issued was to get the highest wages
possible, a perfectly lawful proceeding, I
provided they did not violate any law.
May Be Strikes Without Violence.
At this point Judge Jenkins inter- 1
rupted to ask if a 6trike could be made
effective without the use of violence or i
intimidation. Mr. Quarles thought it
could and called attention to the fact !
that all the men were charged with i
was that they intended to quit; !
not that they contemplated any i
violence or intimidation. After '
saying that because some strikes I
were attended with violence all the !
trikes could not bo declared illegal, ;
the attorney went on to say that the
court could not abridge the right of
any citizen, no matter how much It
might Inconvenience a corporation or ;
any person in particular. It was not .
right for a court to impose restrictions
upon any certain class, and to deprive !
labor of the right to combine was to ;
take away Its only weapon and its only
The Other Side.
Col. John H. McNaught opened the
argument for the receivers, ne began
by making the broad statement that
the object of the writ issued by the
court was not intended to limit the
right of the employes to quit. He
added that he knew the writ did not
prevent the men from quitting at any
time they might choose, because he
had asked tbe court to include that
clause and the court had refused.
If the order to strike had been is
sued, said the attorney, great damage
would have been done. People along
the line of the Northern Pacific would
have suffered for the necessities of life
by the road being compelled to stop
running trains. As it was, the turbu
lent element was held in check.
Mr. McNaught went on to read the
clause in the by-laws of one of the
labor unions, wherein it was specified
that any man refusing to obev an order
of the union leaders would be expelled.
Attorney Harper Interrupted to say
that this did not apply to strikes but to
orders relative to a settlement.
Can Prevent Meu from Quitting.
Changing his course a little Mr. Mc
Naught argued that the court did have
the power to prevent the men quitting,
as the road was being operated under
his orders. '
"The court," shouted the lawyer,
has the same power over these men
that he has over his clerk."
"The clerk could quit," said Mr.
"Not if his action in so doing would
embarras the court."
"Humph," ejaculated Harper, "the
receivers could quit."
"And throw this great estate Into the
street," shouted McNaught. "Kuln
this great business involving millions
"Yes. they can quit any time they see
fit- The law can compel no man to
serve in a position against his wilL"
Called Harper an Anarchist.
Here occurred the most dramatic in
cident of the day. Attorney McNaught
suddenly wheeled and facing Attorney
Harper he exclaimed in a voice so
shrill that it was almost a shriek:
"That is anarchy; that is communism.
I thought you were a lawyer, pardon
me for saying it"
Harper is a man of massive propor
tions, and he did not move a muscle of
his face, but, risiDg, said: "I repeat
that the receivers can quit whenever
they see fit. The law can compel no
man to serve in a position against his
will, and if that be anarchy make the
most of it"
Before the adjournment the court
said that he desired to hear counsel on
the last clause In the injunction which
restrained the heads of the various or
ganizations from conferring or order
ing a strike. Arguments will be re
BL00P IS SHED.
Troops Called Out to Suppress
Riots in West Virginia.
Strikers Attack a Rod y of Man at Work
svnd Are Met with Armed Resist
ance A Fight lu Which One
Man Is Killed.
SEVERAL BADLT WOUNDED.
Charleston, W. Vs., March 2. News
reached here Wednesday evening of a
bloody riot in the Kanawha coal re
gion in which at least one man waa
killed, three fatally injured and many
others hurt. The trouble was at Eagle,
a mining town on the Chesapeake &
A mass meeting of striking miners of
Kanawha valley was called to meet at
4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and 400
miners responded to the calL AH came
well armed and some were intoxicated.
The meeting had just been called to
order when one drunken fellow cried:
"Let's bring Wyant out!" Wyant's
mines are at Eagle, 3 miles below the
place of meeting, and men are worklpg
there at reduced wages. The man's
cry was taken up and the mob, fren
zied with rage, rushed down on the
The miners there had been telephoned
of the approach of strikers and had
armed themselves wit h Winchester rifles
and prepared to receive the visitors. Men
soon appeared, howling and yelling at
the top of their voices. Wyant's men
hid behind a large embankment and
grimly awaited the onslaught. It came
in an instant The strikers, clamber
ing over the embankment, were met
with a volley of 100 shots. The fire waa
returned, three men falling. When tha
smoke cleared away one man was
found dead, two more were dying and
eight were seriously wounded.
The proprietors feared further
trouble and the sheriff telegraphed
Gov. McCorkle for troops. According
ly the governor has ordered Company
K of the national guard of this city
aud Company U of Huntington to march
A telegram received at 3 o'clock 6ays
fifty additional men from Morris Creek
and thirty from Montgomery have just
gone to Eagle. Fifty Winchesters were
in the first mob and a number of the
strikers were without rifles, but had
pistols. They threaten to cut the tel
egraph wires and tear up the railroad.
Superintendent Knapp, of the Chesa
peake fc Ohio road, has the track
guarded. Deputy Sheriff Koontz says
there will be another attack and that
he cannot repulse it. Three companies
of the state troops have gone to tha
McNabb Shoots an
Pittsburgh, Pa., March 2. Wednes
day night about 9 o'clock at the Hotel
Eiffel, Pitcher McNabb of last year's
Baltimore team shot and fatally
wounded Mrs. R. E. Rockwell and then
killed himself. McNabb and the wom
an arrived Tuesday night, register
ing as 11 J. McNabb and wife.
Wednesday Mrs. Rockwe'iL who is
a daughter of T. J. Lewis,
a prominent man of BradJock,
Pa., visited her parents and returned
to the hotel at 8:30 in the evening. Mc
Nabb followed her to the room aud
shortly afterward shots were heard.
The door was broken in by the hotel
people, when both were found lying on
the floor covered with blood.
The woman was conscious and
said McNabb had shot her, but
gave no reason for the deed. McNabb
aliot himself in the mouth and was
dead when entrance to the room was
forced. His body was taken to the
morgue and Mrs. Rockwell Is now lying
in the homeopathic hospital in a very
critical condition. The physicians say
she cannot recover. She is SO years old
and the wife of R. E. Rockwell, of Seat
tle, Wash., president and secretary of
the Pacific and Northwestern Baseball
league. She has been a member of the
"Alvin Joslin" Theatrical company for
the last year, and is known on the
stage as Louise Kellogg. McNabb wai
signed for the coming season with the
Grand Rapids (Mich.) club and bad a
promising future. Ills home was Mount
DEATH OF A NOTED DIVINE.
Rev. R. IV. Falters. n, a Pioneer lreaehrr
ot CUicaKO, Expires.
Chicago, March 2. Rev. Dr. R. W.
Patterson, a Presby terian minister,
well known throughout the northwest,
died at his home in Evanston at 10:45 a.
m. The illness of Dr. Patterson dates
ft-om Monday, February 5, when he
began to suffer from a severe cold.
Last Friday ho had partial paralysis
and since that time he has been in a
semi-conscious condition and up to the
hour of his death he did not fully re
cover consciousness, lie was 80 years
Dr. Robert W. Patterson has been Identified
with Chicago and Us Interests for mere tban
sixty years. He was an ordained clergyman
preaching in a Chicago church more than fifty
yearn ago, having been called to the pastor
ate of the Second Presbyte rlan church in IS42.
When the .Presbyterians of northern Illinois
threatened to secede from the general assem
bly because of its alleged complicity with the
slave-holding factions Mr. Patterson was fore
most in combating the contemplated action.
In his political views a moderate anti-slavery
man. he took conservative grounds in this tight.
In 1873 his church was united with the Olivet
church congregation and Dr. .Patterson re
signed to accept a professorship in the Presby
terian Seminary of the Northwest. He re
mained at this post until 1881. when he resigned
to accept a three years' engagement to lecture
In the department of apologetics at Lane Theo
logical seminary. 1
THEY CAN'T VOTE.
Iowa Senators Vote Against Female Suf
frage. Des Moines, March 2. In the senate
the constitutional amendment granting
suffrage to women was defeated by a
vote of 20 to 20. The question was up
on the Jamison joint resolution for an
amendment to the constitution grant
ing1 women the right to vote at all elec
tions, and to hold any oflicein the state.
Will Ignore the Law.
Chicago, March 2. Officials of Chi
cago railway lines have decided to pay
no further attention to the Interstate
BLAND IS A WINNER.
Secures a Qnornm and tbe
Passes His Seigniorage Bill.
Washington, March 8. The long1
struggle in the house over tbe Bland
bill for the coinage
of the silver seign
iorage and the
silver bullion in the
treasury was ended
Thursday by the
passage of the bill
by a vote of 107 to
130,a majority in fa
vor of the bill of 37.
The special order
to bring the bill to
b, p. BLAND. a vote was adopted,
by a bare quorum immediately after
the house convened. This broke the
opposition of the filibusters, and they
1 were powerless to do anything further
to place an obstacle in the way of the
bill All the amendments offered to
the measure by the opponents were de
feated, the one which polled the most
votes being Mr. Outhwaite's (dem., O.)
amendment to strike out the second
The bill as passed was in the nature
of a substitute for the original text of
the measure. The changes do Dot af
fect the material features of the bill,
which provide for the coinage of the
6ilver seigniorage in the treasury,
the issue of silver certificates there
on, if need be, in the discretion
of the secretary of the treasury in
advance of the coinage, and thereafter
the coinage of the remainder of the
bullion as fast as practicable and the
issue of silver certificates thereon to
take the place of the treasury notes is
sued under the Sherman act, w.hich are
to be retired and cancelled as rapidly
as the coinage takes place. The
changes made in the substitute simply
make specific the fact that the seign
iorage is to be coined, and that this
bill shall not affect the redemption of
the treasury notes under existing law.
An analysis of the vote by which the
bill passed shows that 140 democrats,
nineteen republicans and eight popu
lists (total lfi7) voted for it, and seventy-nine
republicans and fifty democrats
(total 129) voted against it
GLADSTONE WILL GO.
Ills Private Secretary Admits Ills Con.
London, March 3. The report that
Mr. Gladstone will retire has been con
firmed by his secretary, Mr. Littleton,
who said that the resignation of the
premier cannot long be delayed,
lie added that at the audience
which Mr. Gladstone held at Buck
ingham palace Wednesday with the
queen he referred to the increasing:
difficulties which he experienced owing'
to his failing eyesight, deafness and
age, and told her majesty that he
could not long continue to bear the re-
I sponsibilities of the premiership,
j The Pall Mall Gazette announces in
h'vg type that it is definitely settled
i that Mr. Gladstone will have an
; audience with the queen Satur
j dsy next and that he will then
I o&cially tender his resignation. It is
j added that the public announcement of
I Mr. Gladestone's retirement from office
will almost certainly be made on Mon
day and that Lord Rosebery will be
summoned. In conclusion the Pall
Mall Gazette says that there is no pres
ent intention of a dissolution of parlia
ment. Mr. Gladstone's resignation, ac
cording to the Pall Mall Gazette, was de
cided upon at the opening of the year,
but the necessary arrangements de
manded much consideration, and it has
' been decided that Mr. Gladstone will
retain his seat in the house of commons,
but he will not remain a member ot the
THE PUBLIC DEBT.
Febroary Statement Shows
crease of Over 840,00(1.000.
Washington, March 3. The publio
debt statement, issued Thursday, shows
that the net increase of the public debt
during February was S40.lK54.215. The
interest-bearing debt amounted to
872,000, which is an increase of 540,831,
910 during the month. The debt on
which interest ceased since maturity
decreased J13.610 and the debt bearing
interest increased S1,395,1S9. The cash
balance shows an increase of fo4,5S0,
2tV5. Ihe interest beariug debt is
shown to have been S325, 72,000, the
debt on which interest has ceased since
maturity $1,871,020, and the debt bear
ing1 no interest 379.6 12,925, making a
total of S!,007,35t,015 of interest and
non-interest bearing debt. The total
cash in the treasury was f 757,075,!j34.
The amount received on the new issue
of bonds to date is $57,427,906.
COLLAPSE OF A LIGHTHOUSE.
Son of the Keeper at Gardiner's Island
Killed Will Sue I'ncle Sam.
Greenport, N. Y.. March S. Latest
reports from Gardiner's island light
house say that Frank Miller, aged 10,
a son of the keeper, Jonathan Mil
ler, was killed in the collapse of
the lighthouse Tuesday. He was alone
at the time the structure fell. His
father had gone ashore and had not re
turned on account of the severe storm.
The Miller homestead is in sight of the
lighthouse and the father noticed that
night that there was no light. Next
morning he learned of the fate of his
6on. Miller will bring 6uit against
the government, as the authorities
have been several times notified that
the lighthouse was unsafe.
Ex-Got. Downey Illes in California.
Los Axgei.es, CaL, March 3. Ex-
Gov. John C. Downey died Thursday
after an illness of three days. lie waa
67 years of age.
Peatb of a Wealthy Woman.
La Porte, I ml, March 3. Ruth C
Sabin, a wealthy resident of this city,
died Wednesday at the advanced age of
92 years. She founded a home here for
elderly women, which bears her name,
at a cost of ti.VOOO and afterward en
dowed it with i35,000. Her husband, the
late S. S. Sabin, bequeathed $50,000 to
Heath from Hiccough.
Newark, N. J., March 3. John Car
berry, who has been suffexing from
hiccoughs for the last thirteen weeks,
died Thursday evening at his home, lis,
hiccoughed himself to death-
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