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VOL. 21. NO. 51,
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1901.
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IT PASSES TOE HOUSE
Philippine Tariff Bill Has Majority of
LOUISIANA DEMOCRATS SUPPORT IT
Om Republican Sid Five Member, Op
pose the 31 am. ore Dingier Kate on
Ciood Entering the I'nlted State from
v WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. The bill
to provide revenue temporarily for the
Philippine islands passed the house
today by a vote of 163 to 128. Five
republicans Messrs. Terrell of Mass
achusetts, Littlefield of Maine. Heat
vole, Eddy and Stevens of Minnesota
voted with the democrats against
the bill and three democrats Messrs.
.Robertson, Davey and Broussard of
Louisiana voted with the republi
cans fop it. Mr. Meyer, a democrat
of Louisiana, was paired in favor of
the- bill with Mr. Foster an Illinois
democrat. Mr. Warner of Illinois,
who voted against the Porto Rican bill
last congress, voted for the Philippine
measure today. Mr. Crumpacker of
Indiana, who also voted against the
Porto Rican bill, was absent.
The democrats were several times
today taunted with their failure to
present an alternative proposition for
the pending measure, but just before
the vote was taken for the passage of
the bill the attitude of the minority
was denned in a motion to recommit,
offered by Mr. Richardson, the minor
ity leader. It instructed the ways and
means committee to report the bill
-back amended so as to reduce the cus
toms and internal revenue laws of the
United States to a revenue basis and
to extend them to the Philippines
until the latter, with the aid of the
United States, .should be able to set
up a stable independent government.
This proposition did not command
a republican vote and the three dem
ocrats above mentioned voted againsi
Jt. Mr. Meyer was paired against iL
The speakers today were: Messrs.
Hepburn of Iowa and Dalzell of Penn
sylvania for the bill and Messrs.
Henry of Texas. Williams of Missouri. I
McCall, reppublican of Massachusetts,
Green of Pennsylvania and McClellan
of New York agalnst.-
The bill passed today imposes the
Dingley rates on goods entering the
United States from the Philippines and
the rates established by the Philip
pine commission on goods entering
the Philippines from the United
States. It also provides for the col
lection of tonnage taxes on vessel
plying between the United States and
the Philippines and foreign vessels
may ply between these ports until
January 1. 1905. The duties and taxe3
collected shall go into the Philippine
SCHLEY TILES BILL
Brooklyn Commander Submit List
Exception, to Finding.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. Late yes
terday Admiral Schley, through his
counsel, filed with the secretary of the
navy his bill of exceptions to the ma
jority findings of the court of inquiry,
and also a letter asking to be heard
in connection with the objections to
be filed by Attorneys for Admiral
Sampson to the individual opinion of
Admiral Dewey. This action was
taken after Mr. Raynor, Mr. Teague
and Captain Parker of counsel, had
held a consultation throughout the
day with their client.
-Secretary Long, almost immediately
after the receipt of the communica
tion, called Judge Advocate Lemley
and the solicitor for the department,
Mr. Hanna. into conference. At its
conclusion the secretary said that he
had no statement to make regarding
any action that he might take in the
premises. He, however, indicated to
Mr. Teague, through the judge advo
cate that he wouid not hear an oral
argument by Mr. Raynor regarding
Admiral Sampson's protest, but wouid
fiTc a written protest.
t. Morr Time.
. C. Dec.
Judge Rayner and M?!5-Bu hav
gone to Baltimore and areeYaged
with the preparation of the statement
of objections to the court finding.,
which Admiral Schley has been grant
ed permission to file. This work is
expected to occupy them several days.
Senator McComas of Maryland call
ed at the navy department today and
had a long talk with Secretary Long
before the-latter departed fcr the cab
inet meeting. The senator came to
the department to secure an extension
of the time allowed for the submis
sion of the statement.
Nominate Judge Baker.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. The prea-
ident sent the following nominations'
to the senate: Miguel A. Otero, gover
nor of New Mexico; Benjamin S. Ba
ker Nebraska, associate justice of the
supreme court of New Mexico; Levi
R. Davis, receiver of public moneys
at Sundance, Wyo.; Frederick Muiler.
receiver of public moneys at Santa Fe.
-NT M Also the appointments under
the Department of Justice ann tunccd
EARLY ACTION IS EXPECTED
Exchange of Ratification of Treaties May
Take Place In a Month.
WASHINGTON. Dec 18. Lord
Pauncefote, the British ambassador.
called at the state department to con
fer with Secretary Hay respecting the
next step to be taken toward consum
mating the treaty ratified by the sen
ate to replace . the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty. It Is possible that ratifications
will be exchanged in about a month.
King Edward first must ratify the
treaty and then the exchange copies
of the convention having been pre
pared, the British copy will be sent
to Washington, where they probably
will be exchanged. The treaty pro
vides that this act may take place
either at Washington or in London,
but In deference to Lord Pauncefote's
wishes It is likely that this, the last
act of the treaty, will occur In Wash
f EAR ACTIVE HOSTILITIES
Open Warfare goon Between
WASHINGTON. Dec. IS. Semi-offi
cial advices received here indicate
that active hostilities are about to be
gin between Colombia and Venezuela.
The delay in proceeding to extremes
has been largely caused by the lack
of a suitable stock of arms and am
munition by the Colombian govern
ment. This Is about to be remedied.
The news that came is to the ef
fect that the British steamer. Ban
Rich, which recently excited suspicion
by loading a large cargo of arms in
European waters, supposedly intended
for the Boers in South Africa, really
was chartered by the Colombian gov
ernment. . It is now near Colon and
the advice is to the effect that when
its cargo is distributed among the
Colombian troops hostilities will be
gin between Colombia and Venezuela,
Roral Free Delivery Service.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 Rural
free delivery service will be establish
ed February 1st as follows: Dakota
City, Dakota county (additional serv
ice), with one carrier, length of route,
twenty-three and one-half miles, pop
ulation served. 475. carrier Edward J.
McKeonan; Juniata, Adams cunty, one
carrier, length of route, twenty-five
and ca half mi!e3. population served,
500, carrier, Orville Butler; Syracuse,
Otoe county, with one carrier, length
cf route, twenty-five miles, popula
tion served, 500, carrier, Oscar H. Van
The firhmka Senator..
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. Senator
Millard is a member of these commit
tees: Interstate commerce, interoceanic
canals, civil service and retrench
ment, improvement of Mississippi and
its tributaries, revolutionary claims,
Potomac river front.
Senator Dietrich is made a member
of these committees:
Philippines, coast defense, Indian
depredations, irrigation, five civilized
Indian tribes, Indian lands trespass.
Slam's King Want, to Ti.lt.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 18.
Senator Frye today introduced a
joint resolution authorizing the presi
dent to invite the king of Siam to
visit the United States. It sets forth
in a preamble the fact that the king
of Siam has made known to our min
ister at Bangkok his desire to visit
the United States and the resolution
provides that he shall be invited to
become the guest of the nation while
Say ft Caused Blindness.
FAIRBURY, Neb., Dec. 18. Dr. W.
B. Smith, a dentist of this city, has
begun action in the courts of SL Jo
seph to recover $20,000 damage from
W. F. Goetze, a wholesale druggist of
that city. It is claimed that the dam
age was sustained by reason of the de
fendant having sold Smith an inferior
grade of alcohol, by partaking of which
he was made blind.
Hor frr Roo.ev.lt.
' MANCHESTER, Vt., Dec. 18. A let
ter has just been received from Cap
tain John Cofa at Morocco, saying that
he expected a fine blooded Arabian
saddle horse to reach him from the
i.terior about December 10. The an
im' will be shipped to Washington
for tesident Roosevelt's use.
T Retire Hawaiian Money.
WASHlVGTON, D. C, Dec. 18.
Senator Ciieti today in troduced in
the senate a bill proiding for the re
tirement of the Hawaiian coinage and
On to Treat With Brigands.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 18. W.
W. Peet, treasurer of the Turkish mis
elon In Constantinople, . accompanied
by Mr. Gargllo, dragonman of the
vnited States legation here, started to
ieet the brigands who hold Miss
Spne captive. In accordance with ln-
sTuctions received from Washington,
try will attempt to secure the release
ofthe prisoner in exchange for the
ra!om money now available. Mme.
Tska's baby is still alive and welL
LEAVES TOE CABINET
Fostnanter General Smith Tender Res
ignation to President.
HENRY C. PAYNE HIS SUCCESSOR
Urgency of Private Boiincu Induce.
Action that Mr. Smith Ha Taken De
cision Formed Some Time Aco to Re
torn to Editorial Work.
WASHINGTON, Dec. IS. Charles
Emory Smith of Philadelphia has tend
ered to the president his formal resig
nation as postmaster general, to take
effect early next month, and Henry C.
Payne of Wisconsin, vice chairman of
the republican national committee, has
accepted the tender of the office, to
which he will be nominated immedi
ately after the holiday recess. Mr.
Smith has agreed to remain ontil Jan-
nary 15, if necessary, but will return
immediately thereafter to Philadelphia
to resume the editorship of the Phila
This change in the cabinet was for
mally announced at the cabinet meet
ing. All the members of the cabinet
expressed their profound regret and
the president paid a very impressive
tribute to the services and personality
of the retiring member of his official
family. He said he had sought to per
suade Mr. Smith to alter his determin
ation and to remain in the cabinet, but
without success, and he had finally ac
cepted Mr. Smith's reasons as decisive.
Mr. Smith first announced to the
president the latter part of last month
that he had decided to return to his
editorial duties. The president at that
time urged him to remain. Mr. Smith,
however, had been frequently reminded
by his business associates of the duties
devolving upon him and was anxious
to return to them. He had several
talks with President Roosevelt on the
subject and finally, on Saturday after
noon last, formally tendered to the
president the following letter of res
ignation: My Dear Mr. President: Following
my verbal communication or some
time ago, I beg to tender my resigna
tion of the office of postmaster general.
to take effect at your early convenience
on the appointment and Qualification of
This step is taken in fulfillment of a
plan long since formed, for purely per
sonal reasons, the execution of which
has been delayed until it can be car
ried out without embarrassing your de
clared policy and until department
measures in which I am deeply inter
ested could be satisfactorily advanced
In laying down the trust committed
to my bands I want to thank you most
sincerely for the confidence you haTe
reposed in me and for the great pleas
ure I have found in an association
which has deepened my esteem for you
personally and my admiration for the
spirit and aims of your administration.
With my best wishes that you may
have the largest measure of success, I
remain, faithfully yours,
CHARLES EMORY SMITH.
Mr. Smith delayed the formal tender
nntil the president had chosen his suc
cessor. Mr. Payne is now at his home
in Wisconsin. His name will go into
the senate for confirmation the first
week of January. He is expected to be
ready to take charge of the office by
the middle of next month at the latest.
It is stated that no other changes in
the cabinet are at present contem
plated. Mr. Smith has been postmaster gen
eral since April 21, 1898, succeeding
James A Gary of Maryland, virtually
at the outset of the Spanish war.
Gage Roagh on Counterfeiter..
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec 18.
Secretary Gage sent to congress the
draft of a bill providing more severe
punishments for repeated offenses of
counterfeiting. He says that of the
COO convictions each year, 50 per cent
are against persons previously con
victed. He, therefore, recommends
that on a second conviction the maxi
mum sentence be given; on the third
conviction the maximum and five
years additional; on the fourth con
viction, twenty-five years.
Fatality Among Bnr.es.
COLUMBUS, Neb., Dec. 13. A sort
of influenza contagion among horses
during the last few weeks has resulted
in a number of fatalities. Patrick
Murray, one of the most extensive
farmers of the county, who shipped in
several carloads of horses last summer
from the western ranges, has lost a
score or more of the animals.
Get. a Heavy Endowment.
CHICAGO, Dec. 18. The Univer
sity of Chicago was made the recip
ient of 1,165,000 in gifts at the hands
of friends of the Institution. Presi
dent Harper announced the new en
Aowment late in the afternoon, the oc
casion being the fortieth convocatior
of the university. John D. Rockefel
ler was first among the donors witi
$1,000,000 for the general endowmenl
fund of the school. He also contribute
cd 250,000 more fcr the general seeds
SCHLEY'S ERIENDS ACTIVE
Jone Introduce. Re.olntion in Senate
Kneading the Thaaka of Congress.
WASHINGTON, Dec 17. At the
opening of yesterday's session of the
senate Mr. Jones of Arkansas intro
duced a joint resolution as follows:
"That the thanks of congress and
the American people are hereby ten
dered to Rear Admiral Winfield S.
Schley and the officers and men un
der his command for highly distin
guished conduct in conflict with the
enemy, as displayed by them in the
destruction of the Spanish fleet off
the harbor of Santiago, Cuba, July 3
'T'hat the president of the United
States be requested to cause this reso
lution to be communicated to Rear
Admiral Schley, and through him to
the officers and men under his com
Without comment the resolution was
referred to the committee on naval af
Hon. Isidor Rayner and Mr. M. A.
Teague. counsel for Rear Admiral
Schley before the court of inquiry
are holding a consulatlon with their
client for the purpose of outlining
their future course of action. Admir
al Dewey, president of the court, was
asked for a statement as to whether
he endorsed the findings of the ma
jority of the court. "I have not i
word to say," he replied; "not a word."
Since the court of inquiry rendered
its verdict. Rear Admiral Schley has
received a large number of letters and
telegrams, all containing expressions
of confidence anu esteem and offers
of assistance. To answer these per
sonally would be a work of such
magnitude that the admiral has ad
dressed the following letter to the As
sociated Press, which he asks to be
"WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 16, 1901
To the Associated Press: I beg t
express tnrougn tne meaium. oi we
Associated Press my gratitude and
heartfelt thanks for the kind words
and evidences of interest in my wel
fare which I have received from all
part of the United States. The mag
nitude of the correspondence renders
it impossible for me to personally ac
knowledge the same, and I therefore
take this means of expressing my ap
preciation to one and "all. Very truly
"WINFIELD SCOTT SCHLEY.
"Rear Admiral, U. S. N.
DEBATE OM NEW TAKIFf BILL
Hon. Will Begin on Proposed Philippine
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Plans
were being made on both sides of the
house of representatives yesterday for
the three days' debate on the Philip
pine tariff bill which begins today.
Each side will have four and one-half
This considerably restricts the limits
of debate, particularly ithe opposition,
which had intended to make this bill
the text for a rather elaborate arraign
ment of the policy of the party in
Chairman Payne will open the de
bate in a 6peech of about three-quar-ters
of an hour and Mr. Dalzell of
Pennsylvania will close the debate just
before the vote is taken on Wednesday.
Mrs. Bonlne la Reinstated.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. The- Civil
Service commission has decided to re
store the name of Mrs. Lola Ida Bo
nine, who recently was acquitted of
the murder of James Seymour Ayres,
jr., to the roll or engiDles for appoint
ment to the civil service. Just prior
to the death of Ayres, Mrs. Bonine
had passed an examination for skilled
laborer in the government printing of
fice, but pending the result of the trial
her name was held up.
Trotting; Mare Janice Dead.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Dec. 17. Jan-
ce, one or the American trotting
queens, is dead of pneumonia at Pierce
Brothers' Santa Rosa stock farm in
this city. The mare recently returned
from the eastern circuit, where with
her stable mate, Dolly Dillon, she won
Mrs. Osborne at Frisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17. Mrs.
Luther W. Osborne, wife of the late
consul general to Samoa, arrived here
yesterday on the steamer Sonoma with
the body of her husband, which will
be taken east for interment.
Salt Against Bishop Mts.
ROUE, Dec. 17. The Messagerio
says that Father Cushing, the Ameri
can priest who had difficulties with
Bishop Matz of Colorado, has com
menced legal proceedings against
Bishop Matz for illegal arrest.
Report of Bank of Spain.
MADRID, Dec. 17. The report of
the Bank of Spain for the week ended
Saturday shows: Gold in hand, in
creased, 26,000 pesetas; silver in hand,
increased, 863,000 pesetas; notes in
circulation, decreased, 3,847,000 pese
tas. Montana's Tremendous Snow.
, BDIxLINGS, Mont., Dec. 17. Eastern
Montana has been enveloped in one of
the .heaviest snowfalls ever known.
THE TREATY RATIFIED
Favorable Action Taken on Haj-Fatmce
fote Compact bj Senate.
SEVERAL SENATORS WERE PAIRED
Sis Member. Tote Against and Seventy
Two for Ratification An Exception
ally Foil Attendance When- Flae.1 Tote
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. The sen
ate ratified the Hay-Pauncefote isth
mian canal treaty by the decisive vote
of 72 to 6. The vote was reached
few minutes before 5 o'clock, after
almost five hours discussion behind
There were no sensational incidents
daring this entire time. The debate
was confined exclusively to a discus
sion of the merits of the agreement
and the policy of its provisions.
The principal speech of the day was
made by Senator Teller, in opposition
to the treaty, and he was followed in
rapid succession by twelve or fifteen
other senators, who spoke briefly for
or against the motion to ratify.
Among the other speakers of the
day were Senators Clay, Fairbanks,
McCumber, McLaurin of Mississippi,
Culberson, Mallory, Mason, Tillman,
Bacon and Bate.
Senator Clay was one of the south
ern senators who spoke in advocacy
of the treaty. He contented that the
treaty should be ratified because it se
cured the abrogation of the Clayton-
Senator Mason made a strong plea
for the treaty, expressing his gratifl
cation that American diplomacy had
succeeded in securing such a triumph
as was this treaty over the original
Senator Bacon's speech was made in
connection with a motion to amend
the treaty. In presenting this amend
ment he said he was in favor of a
canal and would vote for the treaty
with the Davis amendment. He op
posed the treaty because he did not be
lieve it would give the United States
full control of the canal. He said
Great Britain rejected the amended
Hay-Pauncefote treaty, but sent us an
other treaty aliuOdi identical ith the
former treaty as amended except as
regards the Davis amendment- He
considered the fact the most import
ant feature of the whole controversy
There was an exceptionally full sen
ate when the time arrived for a vote.
but the certainty of ratification had
become so apparent that there was
comparatively little interest in the
proceedings. The votes on the amend
ments succeeded each other quickly.
Senator Culberson offered an amend
ment to insert the Davis fortification
amendment of last season. This was
defeated, 15 to 62.
When the final vote was taken it
?eMlted 72 to 6.
ROOSEVELT ADOPTS NEW PLAN
President Consults Democratic Leader
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. President
Roosevelt is adopting the plan of se
curing information from democratic
senators and representatives regarding
applicants for office in the south. To
day, by appointment, he consulted
Senator Foster and McEnery and Rep
resentative Broussard ef Louisiana re
carding Louisiana appointments. He
had a list of about fifty applicants
for places, from collector of the port
of New Orleans down to minor offices,
concerning whom he requested infor
mation. The president also consulted
Representatives Clayton, Thompton
and Wiley of Alabama about some ap
pointments in that state. It is under
stood that the president is disposed to
reappoint Messrs. Vaughan, Bryan and
Bingham, respectively, district attor
ney and marshal of the middle district
and collector of internal revenue.
Mrs McKinley Dee Not Improve.
CHICAGO, 111.. Dec. 17. Relatives
of Mrs. McKinley have little hope of
her living long, according to a state
ment made by Lieutenant Jamese Mc
Kinley, U. S. A. Lieutenant McKin
ley passed through Chicago tonight in
company with General S. B. M. Young,
succoessor to General Shatter at the
Presidio, San Francisco.'
Continuing, the lieutenant said:
"My aunt in Canton remains in
much the same condition she was im
mediately after the funeral of the
president. There has been no im
provement and there seems no hope of
Bay Will Deliver Eulogy.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. The com
mittee designated by the representa
tives of the two houses of congress ap
pointed to invite Secretary Hay to de
liver an address in honor of tke mem
ory of the late President McKinley
called upon the secretary and secured
his consent to perform, this distin
guished service. Mr. Hay said that
while he would have preferred the in
vitation should be extended to some
one else, he would accept.
CRASH CAME IN A CURVE
Passevger nasi Freight Train Collide
he Illinois Ceatrak
ROCKFORD, 111.. Dec. 16. Failure
on the part of a conductor to obey
orders is supposed to have been the
cause of a head-end collision on the
Illinois Central between Irene and
Perryville early yesterday. The two
trains were the eastbound passenger
train No. 4 and a through freight from
Chicago, going west. As a result,
eight people are dead or missing and
The trains met in a slight bend of
the track, both running at full speed.
The smoker, express and baggage cars
were piled on the locomotives, penning
in the occupants of the smoker. Only
three of the half dozen persons in
that car escaped. The others were
penned in and if not instantly killed
were roasted to death and their bod
ies, along with those of the engine
crew, were entirely censumed.
All efforts of the survivors to res
cue the victims was unvailing. The
flames drove them back at every point.
The temperature was 20 degrees below
zero and the icy wind was ilowing
across the prairie, the point where the
wreck occurred being in a shallow cut,
affording no protection. The injured
were without hats or wraps and suf
fered terribly. By the united efforts of
the survivors the waycar was pushed
back from the wreckage to escape the
flames and the wounded were placed
on the bunks inside. Two hours
elapsed before any relief was at hand.
SCHLEY PREPARED fOR ACTION
Rear Admiral Say Be 1. Ready to Con
BALTIMORE, Dec. 16. Rear Ad
miral W. S. Schley has notified Attor
ney General Isidor Rayner that he 13
ready to take any action with refer
ence to bis case that Mr. Rayner may
advise. Mr. Rayner expects to meet
the admiral in Washington today or
When asked whether he favored a
congressional investigation, Mr. Ray
ner said: "I doubt whether a pro
ceeding of this sort is the proper one-
It generally assumes a political aspect.
At this time I am of the opinion that
the matter should be prosecuted by
the courts. There are plenty of ways
in which this can be done, and this
week we will begin -to consult and
determine upon our course of action."
Among the telegrams Mr. Rayner
has received since the publication of
the findings of the court of inquiry
was one from a gentleman in another
state who asked that his identity be
kept secret, with an offer of 10,000
for the necessary expenses attending
a further prosecution of the case. The
offer was declined.
STORM IN PENNSYLVANIA
Big River Rise and Inflict Enormous
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Dec. 1C. A
storm for which severity and destruct
iveness has not been equaled in this
section for twenty-five years, visited
Eastern and Central Pennsylvania last
night, causing almost unprecedented
damage, and resulted in the loss of at
least four human lives. The havoc in
the coal regions is enormous and the
loss to railroad and mining companies
will amount to millions of dollars.
The Schuylkill. Lehigh, Susquehanna
and Juniata rivers have risen as high
as fifteen feet above their levels and
all their tributaries have overflowed,
inundating the surrounding country
n more than a dozen counties.
Innumerable washouts have oc
curred on the Pennsylvania," Phila
delphia & Reading, Northern Central,
Lehigh Valley, New Jersey Central
and other railroads. Bridges have
been carried away and traffic Is at a
Founder- of Butte Dead.
BUTTE, Mont, Dec. 16. William L.
Farland, the founder of Butte, died
yesterday of pneumonia, aged 67 years.
Farland in the '60c located many of
the big mines of Butte, built the first
silver mill and produced the first bar of
bullion. He was associated with
United States Senator Clark In many
mining deals during the early days of
Commissioner Declare War.
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 16. Deputy
Food Commissioner Bassett is about to
begin war upon the people who make
pure cider vinegar and dispose of It
to unsuspecting merchants for 3 cents
gallon. The merchants In turn dis
pose of it to unsuspecting customers
for 25 cents a gallon, thus making a
very fair margin on the 6ale.
Chicago' Coldest December.
CHICAGO, Dec. 16. Yesterday was
the coldest day Chicago has experi
enced In the month of December since
the weather bureau was established
here thirty years ago. For three
hours the mercury stood at 21 degrees
below zero. Later, however, the skies
cleared and the wind which had been
blowing from the northwest, died
down, causing a gradual rise cf tem
perature, and at night the thermom
eter registered but 3 decrees below.
WORK FORTIUS WEEK
"Chat tie Two Houses of Congress Will
Busy Themselves at.
THE SENATE COMMITTEE LISTS
They A-re Expected to Be Made Tuesday
Canal Treaty Cnder Consideration
Jfo Doubt of It Ratification MiaoeUa-
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. The dispo
sition of the senate is to do very little
business beyond acting upon the Hay
Pauncefote treaty before adjournment
for the holidays. In accordance with
the agreement reached Friday the trea
ty will be voted on before the senate
adjourns tomorrow. Senator Teller
will make the first speech of the day
tomorrow snd he will be followed by
other senators with brief speeches.
The opponents of the treaty admit
there is no doubt of ratification.
On Thursday the announcement' of
the committees will be made and
there Is a probability that after this
announcement the senate will adjourn
until Thursday, when the adjourn
ment for the holidays will take place,
extending to January 6. If there ar
business sessions Wednesday and
Thursday Senator Morgan will mak
an effort to secure action on his bill
authorizing the acquisition of right of
way for the Nicaragua canal, but sen
ators on the republican side of the
chamber are inclined to postpone all
Important legislation until after the
There probably will be action befor
the adjournment on Thursday on a
number of nominations and the
chances are that Attorney General
Knox's nomination will be among
those to receive ateentlon.
The introduction of resolutions
bearing on the case of Admiral Schley
is also among the probabilities, but no
action in that direction is anticipated
for the present.
The house this week will pass the
bill to provide temporary revenues,
for the Philippine islands, which was
reported from the ways and means
committee last Friday. Under the
agreement made general debate will
extend throughout Tuesday and until
4 o'clock WednBtMlai', when a iote
will be taken. There will be no op
portunity to amend the measure.
There will be a break in the party
lines on both sides of the house.
Mr. McCall of Massachusetts, tb
republican member of the ways and
means committee who opposed the
Porto Rican bill during the last con
gress, will speak against the measure
and will be supported in his dissent
from his republican colleagues by Mr.
Littlefield of Maine and perhaps sev
eral other republicans who oppose tb
Porto Rican bill and hold that a sim
ilar issue is presented at this time.
On the democratic side Representa
tive Robinson will support the bill
and the remainder of the Louisiana
delegation will do likewise. Repre
senting the cane sugar interests of
their state, they are opposed to conces
sions on sugar duties, either from the
nilippines or Cuba.
The general belief is that the bill
will secure as many democratic votes
as it loses votes on the republican side
and that the majority in its favor
when placed on its passage will be
about the republican majority in the
Believed to Have Perished.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Doc. 16. Word
from Casper states that a young man
named Hemingway, brother of Civil
Engineer Hemingway of Camper, prob
ably perished in the storm last Tb urn
day. The young man was a stranger
in this country and started to go to a
neighboring Tanch. He never reached
his destination and his friends fear be
is dead. A party is now searching the
plains for him.
Farmer Dies In Snowdrift.
NEW RICHMOND. Wis., Dec. 16.
John McQuaid, a farmer residing at
Stanton, died yesterday as a result of
exposure to the extremely cold weath
er. McQuaid was fotmd In a snow
drift beside the road, near Houlton,
having fallen from his wagoa.
Falls to See the Train.
WATERLOO. Neb., Dec. 16. Emll
Zable while crossing the Union Pacifia
track at his place was struck by train
No. 101 and instantly killed. He was
In a buggy and bad the side curtains
Tip and did not notlro the train com
ing. Stockman Frozen ta Death.
HARVARD. Neb., Dec. 16. Word
comes from Trumbull, in the north
west corner of this county, that as T.
T. Garnett, about 60 years of age. liv
ing some three miles northwest of
Trumbv.'l, was returning from a sale
held by his son a short distance from
his home, he left the team and party
wrth whom he was riding, saying he
would go and look after his cattle and
get them home.' This was the last
seen of him until found.
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