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VOL. 21. NO. 49,
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER G, 1901.
81.00' PER YEAR.
SENATE BEGINS GRIND
The Upper House of Congress Hard at
"Work on Proposed Laws.
DRASTIC MEASURES ON ANARCHISM
Several B1IU Art Introduced Providing
for the Death Penalty The' Immigra
tion Measure of Senator Ilao.boroocb
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. Practically
the entire time of the senate yesterday
was devoted to the introduction of
bills and resolutions. Two of these
measures, relating to the . suppression
of anarchy and the dealing with an
archists were allowed to lie on the
table so that their authors, Mr. Mc
Comas of Maryland and Mr. Vest of
Missouri, may bring them to the early
attention of the senate. The Isthmian
canal report was transmitted to the
senate by the president and several
bills providing for the construction of
the waterway, one of them by Mr.
Morgan of Alabama, who has led the
movement for the canal in the past,
Senator Hoar introduced a bill for
the protection of the president, which
provides as follows: -
"That. any person who shall within
the limits of the United States or any
place subject to the jurisdiction thereof,-willfully
kill or cause the death of
the ; president of the United States,
or any- officer thereof, ruler or chief
magistrate of any foreign country,
shall be punished with death.
"That any person who shall, within
the limits of the United States or
any place subject to the jurisdiction
thereof, make an attempt on the life of
the president of . the United States or
any officer thereof, or who shall make
an attempt on the life of the ruler or
chief magistrate of any foreign coun
try, shall be punished with death.
"That any person who shall within,
the limits of the United States or any
place subject to the jurisdiction there
of, advise the killing of the president
of the United States or any officer
thereof, or shall conspire to accom
plish the, same; or who shall advise or
counsel the killing of the ruler or chief
Magistrate of any foreign country, or
'n.conspire to accomplish the same,
j, tfoKtjTiished by imprisonment not
'omr n'. , .
yny person who has conspir
ed asvUnreEaid may be indicted and
convicted separately, although the
other party, cr parties, to the conspir
acy are not indicted or convicted.
"That any pehson who shall will
fully and knowingly aid in the escape
from punishment of any person guilty
of either of the acts mentioned in the
foregoing sections shall be deemed an
accomplice after the fact, and shall be
punished as a principal, although the
other party, or parties, to said offense
fchall not be indicted or convicted."
Senator Hansbrough reintroduced
bis Irrigation bill of last session with
various amendments. It provides for
the setting aside of the money de
rived from the sale cf public lands in
the arid and semi-arid regions of the
United States and the collection of
these moneys in a fund to be used for
the reclamation of the arid lands.
The secretary of the interior is given
charge of this fund and of all the
details of its collection and expendi
ture. He is authorized to make sur
veys end construct reservoirs where
necessary and to condemn the lands
necessary, to do so.
Senator Fairbanks introduced a bill
for the admission of Oklahoma as a
state and providing that the capital
shall be located at a town to be called
McKinley, in honor of the late presi
dent - Mit Ws Printed.
WASHINGTON, Dec.'" 5. The presi
dent's annual message to congress
went in this year for the first time
in print. Two copies for the two
houses were printed on paper of the
same size as that which was used here
tofore for the written copies. The
paper is a heavy white instead of a
blue tint, which has been in use. The
copy was bound In brown morocco,
with stiff covers, with simple gold
border and lettering, the words on the
"Message of the President of the
United States, 1901."
Send. In Reees. Appointment..
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 The presi
dent sent a number of recess appoint
ments to the senate with that of Ge.
Lieberth of Kentucky, to be collector
of internal revenue for the Sixth dis
trict. of Kentucky,
Score, aenator Heltfleld.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 5. Chairman D:
IL Andrews of the populist state com
mittee gave to the press a copy of a
very sharp letter written to Senator
Hettfekl-in 'reply to the latter's -suggestion
.hat the state committee be
summoned- to meet and take 6teps to
disband the organization. The chair
man flatly refuses to consider such a
proposal -and declares be has the sup-
port of die-populists of the state -in
the stand he has taken.
TIME FOB PARLEY HAS PASSED
G.a. Smith Htkii Short Baply to Te
tare of Gen. Lukbaa.
MANILA, Dec. 4. Advices from
Catbalogan, capital of the island of
Samar, report that the insurgent gen
eral, Lukban, has offered to negotiate
terms of surrender with. General
Smith. To this offer the American
commander replied that the time for
negotiations had passed.
Lieutenant Commander James Helm,
commanding the United States gun
boat Frolic, during November destroy
ed 147 boats engaged in smuggling
supplies to the insurgents. General
Smith, has ordered all male Filipinos
to leave the coast towns for the in
terior. In order to be allowed to re
turn they must bring guns, prisoners
or information of whereabouts of in
surrectionists. five hundred natives of Catbalogan
have volunteered to fight the Insur
gents in order to bring peace to Samar.
Of these 100 have been accepted. They
are armed with bolos and spears and
are doing scouting duty under com
mand of Lieutenant Compton.
At daylight yesterday Lieutenant
Bainese of the Ninth infantry attack
ed and destroyed a rebel fort, inflict
ing heavy loss, and captured the offi
cers breakfast, which included canned
goods. He found at the fort an ar
senal with appliances for making and
LIVELY INTEREST IN HOUSE
Member. Gather Early in Anticipation
of the President. Message.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. There was
a very good attendance in the gal
leries of the house yesterday to listen
to the reading of the first message of
President Roosevelt. The members
gathered early, chatting and discuss
ing prospective legislation. The main
topic was the personality of the new
president. Keen interest was mani
fested in what he would have to say
in his message.
As the hands of the clock reached
12 Speaker Henderson called the house
to order. On motion of Mr. Payne.
the floor leader of the majority, it was!
agreed that when the house adjourns
today it be to meet on Friday.
The speaker announced the appoint-,
ment of the committee on rules as fol
lows: Mr. Henderson of Iowa, Mr. Dal
zell of Pennsylvania, Mr. Grosvenor of
Ohio, Mr. Richardson of Tennessee and
Mr. Underwood of Alabama.
HOUSE IS CALLED TO ORDER
McDowell Open, the K.w Session In the
Hall of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. The very
handsome interior of the hall of rep-i
resentatives added much to the gen
eral impressiveness of the general
scene at the south end of the capitol
when Alexander McDowell of Penn
sylvania called the new houso of rep-'
resentatives to order at noon yester-1
day. The vast chamber had been re
painted regilded and completely 're
furnished : during the recess. Many,
changes have been made for the com
fort of both the members and spec
tators. The floor had been elevated
to a greater angle the new mahogany
desks rising' tier on tier, making a
sort of amphitheater effect.
CHAEEEE WARNS HIS MEN
Tells 1 hem They Must Not Be Delnded
by Professions of Faith.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 4. Fol
lowing the unfortunate disaster of the
Isinth infantry at Batangaga, when
the troops were surprised and over
come by supposedly friendly Filipinos,
General Chaffee issued a general order,
designed to guard against future
treachery of that kind, warning offi
cers and men against placing too
much reliance on professions of faith,
and friendship as yet unproved, and
directing that military vigilance never
should be relaxed and' that every pre
caution must be taken to guard
against a recurrence of such disasters.
Large Grain Firm Retires.
CHICAGO, Dec. 4. John Dupree and
his firm, Schwartz, Dupee & Co., prom
inent in the grain and stock trade in
Chicago and the west, announced that
the firm will retire from business
January 1. The co-partnership ex
pires by limitation on that date.
Schwartz-Dupee, as the house Is
known in the trade, has been the larg
est and most prosperous in speculative
grain trade on the. board of trade sine
its organization in 1833.
The Pan-American congress will be
asked to arbitrate the existing ques
tions between Peru-and Bolivia.
Senator. Assemble Early.
V WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. In antici
pation of. the message of President
Roosevelt, members of the senate yes
terday assembled early in the senate
chamber and in the cloak rooms' ad
joining. Many of the senators, par
ticularly the close personal-and polit
ical friends of the president, already
were familiar, with the principal fea
tures of the message, but the read
ing of "the-first -important state-paper
was marked by unusual interest.
President Roosevelt's Maiden Document
Meets a Cordial Beception.
RAPT ATTENTION IN THE H01SI
Knthnslastle Member. Frequently Ap
plaod Dorloe; the Beading; Speakei
Henderson Call. Hons to Order All.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. Not In
many years have the members of the
bouse listened with such rapt attention
to tne annual message of a president
of the United States as they did yes
terday to the reading of the first mes
sage of President Roosevelt. Every
word was followed intensely from the
announcement of the tragic death of
President McKinley in the first sen
tence to the expression of hope that
our relations with the world would
The reading occupied two hours, but
not a member left his seat until the
close. Several times there was ap
plause and at the close there was an
enthusiastic demonstration on the re
As the hands of the clock reached
12, Speaker Henderson called the house
to order. On motion of Mr. Payne, the
floor leader of the majority, It was
agreed that when tne house adjourned
it be to meet on Friday.
The speaker announced the appoint
ment of the committee on rules as
follows: Mr. Henderson of Iowa, Mr.
Dalzell of Pennsylvania, Mr. Grosvenor
of Ohio, Mr. Richardson of Tennessee
and Mr. Underwood of Alabama.
The only change in the committee
was the substitution of Mr. Under
wood for Mr. Bailey of Texas. Mr.
Bingham reported that the committee,
accompanied by the committee from
the senate, had performed its duty and
the president would at once communi
cate with the two houses. Major
Pruden announced a message from the
president. It was taken to the speak
er's desk, where Speaker Henderson
broke the seal and handed the docu
ment to the reading clerk.
There was a slight murmur of ap
plause when, In concluding tne recom
mendation of legislation to put down
anarchy, the clerk read, "No matter
calls more urgently for the wisest
thought of congress.
The murmurs when the sentence was
read were followed by a burst of ap
plause when. the clerk read: "The
American people are slow to wrath,
but when their wrath is once kindled
it burns like a consuming fire." Prob
ably no other portion of the message
attracted so much attention as that re
lating to trusts. The reading of this
portion of the message evoked no dem
onstration, but the recommendation of
a Chinese exclusion law drew great
The reading of the message was
concluded in the house at 2:35. Mr.
Grosvenor then offered the following
resolution, which was adopted without
"Resolved, That a committee of
one member from each 6tate repre
sented in this house be appointed on
the part of the house to join such
committee as may be appointed on the
part of the senate to consider and re
port by what token of respect and af
fection it may be proper for the con
gress of the United States to express
the deep sensibility of the nation to
the tragic death of the late President
McKinley and that so much of ' the
message of the president that relates
to that deplorable event be referred
to such committee."
The President Entertains.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. President
Roosevelt entertained at dinner last
night a number of republicans in the
senate and in the house. They in
cluded Speaker" Henderson, Senators
Allison and Piatt' of Connecticut,
Hanna, Cullom, Proctor, Elkins, Par
kins, Scott," Beveridge, Kean, Repre
sentatives Cannon, Grosvenor and
Dalzell and General Leonard Wood.
After the dinner the guests re
mained for some time, giving an op
portunity for free interchange of
opinion of the work of the present con
Iowa Implement Dealer.
MARSHALLTOWN, la., Dec. 4.
Fifteen hundred implement dealers
and manufacturers and jobbers were
present yesterday at the opening of
the Iowa Implement Dealers' associa
tion in this city. The principal address-was
by E. R. Moses of Great
Bend, Kah. '
Million lost In Blind Fools.
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 4. An indict
ment In three counts, charging the use
of the : mails ' with intent to defraud,
has been reported by the.Unitea States
grandjury against J. M. Fisher "and
Frederick L. Betts, brokers doing busI
ness' in Boston under the name of J.
M. m Fisher & Co. This is the firm'
through whicK it is alleged," New Eng-.
land investors have lost more than a
million.' dollars' in blind . pools . and
other transactions.' S;
CROWDS TO GREET CONGRESS
Id sal Weather Bring Oat Great Throne;
for the Opening Sea. toe.
opening of congrcrs in
WASHINGTON, Dec J. The open
ing of the first session of the Fifty
seventh congress drew to the capitol
a great throng of spectators eager to
witness the scenes of animation which
mark the annual reassembling of the
Although the work of the two
houses was not to begin until 12
o'clock, the historic old structure, now
refurnished from end to end. until it
shone with marble, gilt and rich dec
orations, was astir long before that
hour. It was an ideal day to bring
out the public, sunny and warm, with
Just enough breeze from the south to
lazily stir the flags over the capitol,
some of which were raised for the
first time since the adjournment - of
congress nine months ago. There were
no entrance restrictions and the
crowds flowed interruptedly into the
building. Many women were among
the throng. Including the wives and
families of senators and members, as
well as many of the feminine repre
sentatives" of the cabinet, diplomatic
and executive circles. Senators and
members began arriving early in the
day and there was the usual hand
shaking among old friends and in
formal talk of the work ahead. The
veteran senator from Iowa, Mr. Alli
son, was one of the first to reach the
Benate wing and resume his work as
chairman of the committee on appro
priations. Senator Jones of Arkansas, the dem
ocratic floor leader in the senate, was
also there early and soon had a circle
of friends with him discussing the
Speaker Henderson did not reach
the house wing until shortly before
the session opened and remained in
his . private office conferring with
members during the formalities pre
ceding his re-election as speaker.
SENATORS RECEIVE f LOWERS
Almost KTery Member the Recipient of
Kridence. of Regard.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. A profus
ion, of floral offerings, quite unusual
In quantity, in variety and in beauty,
transformed the senate chamber into
a veritable flower show. Almost ev
ery member of the body was the recip
ient of one or more of tjiese evidences
of the regard of his fii?udif and Ije
atmosphere of the chamber was
heavy with the odor of rare plants.
The display of chrysanthemums was
notably beautiful, many of the speci
mens being of the choicest varieties.
Since the adjournment of the sen
ate last spring the chamber has been
redecorated and recarpeted. The prin
cipal feature of it3 beauty and individ
uality have been retained, but- they
have been added to by the artistic
decorations. -A bright, green carpet
with old gold figures has taken the
place of the old gold carpet and the
desks and furnishings of the chamber
have been notably improved.
WOULD EXPEL ANARCHISTS
Burrows BUI for the Exclusion of. Ques
WASHINGTON,. Dec. 3. Senator
Burrows of Michigan will introduce a
bill tomorrow., providing for the. ex
clusion and expulsion . of alien anar
chists. By" its provision the board of
inquiry is authorized to . diligently
search for anarchists . among the f or
eigners coming" to this country and
ascertain by pertinent questions as
to his antecedents, his opinions as to
government, or whether he belongs to
any society or association with anar
chistic tendencies, and it may exam
ine the person of" such alien for
marks indicating such, membership
When an' anarchist escapes this in
quisition he may be seized by the
commissioner general of inquiry and
if after a thorough and satisfactory
inquiry is found to be . a menace to
this government as an anarchist, may
be deported to the country fron
which he came.
An Anarchist Heard From.
LINCOLN, Dec. 3- Adjutant Gen
eral Howe of the Grand Army of the
Republic has received an anonymous
and anarchistic letter, dated at Pen
dleton Ore., . and mailed at Spokane,
Wash., and directed to the old soldiers
at Lincoln, in which the writer refers
to. the political life of President Mc
Kinley and contains a statement that
he should have been shot twenty years
ago, and that when monuments were
under discussion it would would not
be out of place to. erect one' In com?
memoration; 'of " the " president's ." as
sasBin: ' - '."'."
WASHINGTON, "D. C, 'Dec. 3. It
was estimated by officials of the house
that , over 3,0.00 bills "had, been Intro-'
diicea before" 12' o'clock 'today.V.Ther;
was much rivalry for the honor ""of
having -bill No. lj no less than fifteen
members having asked for this prec'-'
'edence. The indications- are- that the
bill- of - Mr. McCieary, restricting the
sale of oleomargarine, -will besodes--
L ignated when the. records are made
up, "The blllB took a wide " range. ,
Supreme Court's . Decisions Establish
ISLANDS NOT FOREIGN TERRITORY
Cease to Be Allen When Spanish Yield,
to the United State. They Become
American at That Moment Subject
Yankee Tariff Sights.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, Opinions
were rendered in the United States
supreme court yesterday int he last
two of the insular test cases. One of
them was what was known as "The
Fourteen Diamond Rings" case, in
volving the relationship of the United
States to the Philippine islands from
a tariff point of view, and the other
what is known as the "Dooley case
No. 2," involving the constitutional
ity of the collection of duty on goods
shipped from New York to- Porto
In the former case the court,
through Chief Justice Fuller, held
that the diamond rlng3 brought in
from the Philippines and over which
the case arose should have been ex
empt from duty under the Paris treaty
of peace, the treaty made the Philip
pines United States territory.
The decision In the Philippines case
followed that of the last Porto Rican
case of the last term. In the; oDoley
case it was held that the duty col
lected on goods carried from New
York to Porto Rico was permissible,
but that in reality It was a tax for
the benefit of the Porto Ricans them
selves rather than an export duty,
as was claimed by the merchants who
antagonized the government in the
In both cases there were dissenting
opinions concurred in by four of . the
nine Justices of the court.
Justices Gray, White, Shiras and
McKenna united in dissenting from
the court's opinion in the Philippine
case, but they filed no written state,
ment beyond a mere note, in which
they merely stated that they "dissent
ed for reasons stated in their opin
ions in the case of Delima against
Bidwell in the last term of the court."
The decisions were rendered in the
room of the senate committee- on ju
diciary, where the court is sitting
temporarily, and owing to the limited
space there 'were comparatively, few
persons, and those lawyers, present.
The delivery of the opinions in chief,
with the reading of the dissenting
opinions, consumed a little more than
an hour of the time and was listened
to with the closest attention.-
If is generally believed that the
finding in the Philippine case will
lead; to early efforts to secure legis
lation for the regulation of our com
mercial relations with those islanas.
As the Porto Rican opinion sustains
the constitutionality of the Foraker
act no such necessity will arise with
reference to Porto Rico.
ALL AGREE ON IRRIGATION
Western - Senator, and RepresentatlTe.
Canvass the Situation.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. The recla
mation and irrigation of the arid lands
of the west. was the subject discussed
at a conference called by Representa
tive Burkett of Nebraska last night
in the room of the senate committee
on claims, in which twenty senators
and members of the house participat
ed.. An organization was. effected.
Senator Warren of Wyoming wa3
made the chairman and Representa
tive Shallenberger of Nebraska secre
tary. Others present were' Senators
Millard and Dietrich of Nebraska,
Reeder of Kansas, Bell and Shafroth
of Colorado, Newlands of Nevada,
Tongue of Oregon, Burke and Martin
of South Dakota, Sutherland' of Utah
and Mondell of Wyoming.
Representative Burkett read the pro
ceedings of. the meeting held in Chey
enne last June, of which last night's
meeting was the outgrowth.
While nothing definite was decided
upon last night, it was agreed that
all would act as a unit to bring about
irrigation on a large scale, and a draft
of a bill will be submitted at:a future
time for consideration and subject to
amendment by the members inter
ested. - ' - '
Harvard Made a Fortune.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 3. The
general report of the manager of ath
letics at Harvard - for the past year
shows that the receipts for ail branch
es amounted to $117,313 and the ex
penses $73,274. The receipts from
foot ball ; were' f 55,310 and expenses
I19.63S. . ...
Gate.. Swlna; for the Pnbllr.
CHARLESTON, N. C.;;Dec. "31 The
South 'Carolina and ;West Indian ex-
position . - was . formally, .'open. . to. the
world 'yesterday with words of "greet
ing from the president of the United
States. An imposing parade of mili
tary and civic bedles formed down
town and "escorted the guests of honor
to the exposition grounds, where they
tookpart- In 'an ' appropriate program
ef f,exercisev -"In the afternoon." "all
Charleston observed a holiday,. . .. .
PROGRAM IN THE HOUSE
Work of First Day Will Rigidly ftllew
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.The pro
gram for the opening day in the house,
although it will rigidly follow prece
dents, will be interesting and to a cer
tain extent picturesque. Admission to
the galleries will.be by card, of whiclt
two have been issued to each member,
and. they will be crowded to their full
capacity. The desks of the popular
members will be laden with flowers.
The clerk of the house will call' the
members to order at noon and after
prayer by the chaplain the roll will
be called by states. The speaker will
be formally elected and escorted to
the chair by a committee;
General Henderson, whose re-elec-tlcn
as speaker is assured, will then
address the house, after which Mr.
Bingham of Pennsylvania, "The
Father of the House," a titular honor
bestowed upon the oldest member in
point of continuous service, will ad
minister the oath to him. The speaker
in turn will administer the oath to
the members-elect. . The old officers of
the house who were re-chosen by the
republican caucus then will be re
elected arid sworn in. Following this
resolutions will be adopted to inform,
the president and the senate that the
house has elected General Henderson
speaker and Mr. McDowell clerk.
By resolution Speaker Henderson
then will appoint a committee cf three
to join a similar committee from tWa
senate to inform the president that
a quorum of the two bouses has as
sembled and that congress is ready to
receive any. communication he may
have to make. Resolutions to adopt
temporarily the rules of the last house
and to fix the daily hour of meeting
also will precede the event of the
opening day, the annual seat-drawing.
PROVES NO GENIINE COMET
.Director Campbell of Lick Observatory
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2. Director
Campbell of the Lick observatory has
made a thorough search of the heav
ens for the phenomenon witnessed at
Chicago a few nights since. Prof.
Campbell failed to find the slightest
trace of a comet. He explains the
phenomenon ' witnessed in Chicago in
two ways, saying: -
"What the people saw may have
been the bright trail left by a me
teor, .1 . my pelf . have watched such
trails for as much as twenty minutes
before they wholly disappeared. It Is
more probable, though, that what they
saw was-. the constellation known as
the Pleiades. It so happens that the
Pleiades are now in exactly the loca
tion in the heavens deserib.ed - in the
dispatches, and .when obscured by a
thin mist the ' constellation looks so
much like a comet that it has been
mistaken for it before."
General Wnde-Jfow Command. Northern)
and. Southern Luzon.
MANILA, Dec. 2 The military de
partments of. northern and southern
Luzon .have ceased ' to exist. Major
General James F.Wade, formerly in
command of the southern depart
ment, will leave Manilla tomorrow to
assume command of the American
forces on Cebu island and Major Gen
eral Lloyd Wheaton, formerly com
mander of the northern department,
will take command of the North Phil
Several small engagements have oc
curred in .Batangas province in the
last few days." The forces of the in
surgent leader Caballos have become
badly demoralized. His followers are
broken into several small bands. Ca
ballos holds two American prisoners.
German I'leas for Boer..
INDIANAPOLIS 'fno?T)ec. : 2.
Jacob W. Loeper secretary "of the
United German societies, announced
that the societies, forty In number.
and with a membership of over 2,000,
will interest themselves in ther cause
of the Boers.
.ROME, Dec. 2. The establishment
In Rome of an American library has
been ordered by royal decree. The
library' will contain, all publications
relating to .the new. world - since Its
I liases of WUbelmiaa.
AMSTERDAM, Dec, 2. The state
ment that Queen Wilhelmiria's aide-de-camp,
Major Van Tot, is" suffering
from peritonitis and not from he ef
fects of a duel fought with the con
sort,. Prince Henry;" Is confirmed.
Stab. -Wife Md'HIms.elf.. .. .
,-ST. rLOUiSr Dec." 2.Wbile -in
drunker! frenzy, .tonight: Joseph-Flory,-
a .clerk. Jn the emD.loy.of.,ther.Granbner
Ice company' stabbed his wife! Lena,"
three times fcl Xh'a breast WtUx a bilge'
hunting knife "and then cut his own
throat, both dying ; instantly. Flory
and his -wife -rhad -a quarrel earlier in
the day about money matters and this
ledtQthe tragedy." -Willie, V lb-year-
ot3son"bf the couple, was' a horrified
wijnsa of. the .affair
Bhortly After Convening" Senate Will
Listen to McKinley Memorial,
THE MESSAGE DELAYED ONE DAY
Senator Foraker or Ilanna- Will Iot-oduoe
Resolution In Honor of Late Chief
Magistrate a I'pper House MIseelLa
. aeoue Washing; too Matter.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. One of the
first measures of natural Interest
which will be introduced in the senate
at the session -which begins today will
be a resolution looking to public
action concerning the death of Presi
dent McKinley. This will be present
ed on Tuesday either by Senator For
aker or, by Senater Ilanna, probably
the former, and after its introduction
the senate will adjourn as a mark of
respect to- the memory of the dead
The annual message of President
Roosevelt will not be received until
Tuesday and on this account the ses
sion today will be exceedingly brief.
It is not now expected that anything
will be done beyond the announce
ment of the death "of Senator Kyle,
following which the senate, in accord
ance with custom, will adjourn for the
day. On Tuesday the president's
message will be read and, after Its
reading, the announcement of the
death of President McKinley will fol
low at once, whereupon under the
precedent-established when Presidents
Lincoln and Garfield died, resolutions
providing for the appointment of a
committee to act with a similar com
mittee of the house of representatives
to take appropriate action relative to
the matter and then calling for im
mediate adjournment for the day will
be adopted. Heretofore committee
have been appointed to arrange the
details of public exercises and It 1
understood that plan will be pursaed
In this Instance and that later In the
session some public man of distinction
will be Invited to deliver a eulogy In
Wednesday and Thursday will be
devoted to the introduction of new
bills and, as usual, there will be a
flood of them. Among the first bills
of importance to be presented will be
the ship subsidy bill, which will be
introduced by Senator Frye. and the
Nicaraguah canal bill, 'which Senator
Morgan will present. Senator Frye
has not entirely complete! his MIL
but he said it would be different in
many details from the old bill cf last
session. That measure was framed by
former Senator Edmunds. Senator
Frye himself Is the author of the new
bill. Senator Morgan's canal bill will
be a duplicate of Representative Hep
burn's bill on the canal question.
"Other early bills of Importance will
be one looking to the construction of
a sub-marine cable from the western
coast to Hawaii and another provid
ing for the establishment of a new
executive department to be known as
the department of commerce. On
Tuesday the senate will adjourn until
the following Monday. The general
opinion among senators Is that very
little real work will be done before
the Christmas holidays.
The first subject demanding atten
tion is reciprocity. Various treaties
are now pending in the senate look
ing to commercial agreements between
the United States and other countries.
Senator Aldrich will renew his efforts
to have these treaties, which Lave al
ready been reported from the commit
tee on foreign affairs, committed to
the "committee on finance, on the
ground that they deal with tariff
NO OPINION ON ANNEXATION
Geo. Wood' Denle. Uavlns; Expressed
View on the Question.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Among the
passengers who arrived from Havana
were Grneral Ieonard Wood, governor
of Cuba; Mrs. Wood. Michael J. Pady.
the contractor; Sir William Van
Home, Lieutenant W. Harden and
Lieutenant Frank, McCoy.
General Wood said that he would
proceed directly to report to Presi
dent Roosevelt and expressed an In
tention to return by December 7. lie
said he had expressed no opinion on
the question of annexation of Cub
and that to do so would be Impolitic.
The story, he added, was prcbably put
out to effect the election in Cuba, but
nothing would come of it. Matters
were quiet in Cuba and prep
arations were being made for. the com
ing election In February.
... Chinese ltecomlnc UoexL.
PEKIN, Doc. 2. Chlnt-se oCicIals
have severely punished all offenses
against foreigners. This has had a
' salutary effect upon the- demeanor ol
the' people.. The higher Chinese ofil
clals now manifest an increased de
sire to cultivate personal relation!
.with thte diplomatic corps. The set
tlement of claims between the local
officials and the missionaries, not In
cdluded In the- goneral indemnity, Liu
bcn arranged. - - - ...
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