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FIRST WORK H SENATE
Shortly After Convening Senate Will
Listen to McKinley Memorial.
THE MESSAGE DELAYED ONE DAY
Senator Foraker or Banna Will Iut-ouace
Resolution In Honor of Late Chief
Magistrate in t'puer House Mtscella
Ituul Washinctou 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 Senator Hanna, 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
1 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. Ga Tuesday the .president's
message will be read and, after its
readlnUfcAU-' announcement of the
death of President McKinley "will fol
low at" once, whereupon under the
precedent established hen President
Lincolnand Garfield, died, resolutions
providing. fdr 11 the appointment of a
committee UjLact with a similar com
mittee Of the hyutee of representatives
to take- appropriate action relative to
the matter and then calling for im
mediate adjournment for the day will
be " adopted. Heretofore committees
have-.ibeen appointed to arrange the
details of public exercises and it is
understood that plan will be pursued
in this instance and that later in the
session some public man of distinction
will be invited to deliver a eulogy in
the capital. - -
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
Nicafaguan canal bill, which Senator
Morgan will present. Senator Frye
has not entirely completed his bill,
but he said it would be different in
many details from the old bill of. 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
ere 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 have 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
Gen. Wood Denies Ravine Expressed
View on the Question.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Among the
passengers who arrived from Havana
were General Leonard Wood, governor
of Cuba; Mrs. Wood, Michael J. Dady,
the contractor; Sir William Van
Home, Lieutenant W. Barden 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. fie
said he had expressed no opinion on
the question of annexation of Cuba
and that to do so would be impolitic.
The story, he added, was probably 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.
China Becoming Good.
PEKIN, Dec. 2. Chinese officials
have saTer)? punished all - offenses
against foreigners. This bas bad a
salutary effect upon tbe demeanor of
the) people. Tbe higher Chinese offi
cial now manifest an increased de
sire to cultivate personal relations
With thte diplomatic- corps. The' set
tlement of claims between the local
oflHeials tad the missionaries, not In
tfluded In the general Indemnity, baa
ktea arranged. "
PROGRAM IN THE NOISE
Work of First Day Will Ri(idl Folio
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 which
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-election
as speaker is assured, will then
address the house, after which Mr.
Bingham of Pennsylvania, "The
Father of the House," a titular honor
besjtowed 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 and 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 of three
to join a similar committee from tVi
senate to inform the president that
a quorum of the two houses 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 GENUINE COMET
Director Campbell of Lick Observatory
Kiplalne Phenomenon. - .
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 cornet. He explains the
phenomenon witnessed in Chicago in
two ways, 'saying':
" "What the people saw may have j
been the bright trail, left by a me
teor, I myself 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 described 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 Wade Now Commands 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
ippines. 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 Tleas for Boers.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 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 the cause
of the Boers. '
ROME, Dec. 2. The establishment
In Rome of an Arterlcan library has
been ordered by royal decree. The
library will contain all publications
relating to the new world since Its
Illaaaa tt Wllbelmlna.
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 2.-r-The state
ment that Queen Wilhelmina's aide-de-camp,
Major Van Tot, Is suffering
from peritonitis and not from the ef
fects of a duel fought with the con
sort, Prince Henry, is confirmed.
' Stab Wife and BIsaMlf.
8T. LOUIS, Dec. 2 While In a
drunked frenzy tonight Joseph Flory,
a clerk In the employ of the. Oraubner
Ice company stabbed his wife, Lena,
three times In the breast with a huge
hunting knife and then cut his own
throat, both dying Instantly. Flory
and his wife had a quarrel 'earlier 1b
the day about money matters and this
led to the tragedy," Willie, a 10-year-old
son of tbe couple, was a horrified
witness of tbe affair.
OAS A WM1 LOOK
The Colombian Government Terminates'
Relations With Veneiuela.
ACTION JS VIEWED WITH GRAVITY
Withdrawal of Minister Rico Last August
I Canse of the 11 reach foreign Debt
Embarrasses Venezuela What Ger
many's Demands Indicate. . -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. The State
department has received confirmation
of the notification of the Colombian
government to Venezuela that it has
terminated diplomatic relations. This
came in the shape of a cablegram
from Minister Hart. This action-is
the result of the hasty withdrawal
last August from the Venezuelan cap
ital of Dr. Rico, the Colombian mln-.
Such a breach does not necessarily
mean War, though undoubtedly it Is
a step in that direction.' Venezuela
has had several affairs of this kind,
some of the European nations with
drawing their representatives from
Caracas for long terms, and only a
year and a half ago our own gov
ernment was obliged to give Minister
Loomis an indefinite leave of absence
from Caracas as a warning to Vene
zuela of our dissatisfaction with its
attitude in the controversy growing
out of the asphalt dispute.
It is said that manifestations of
foreign disapproval have had very lit
tle -Influence upon the Venezuelan
government. It is. a significant fact
that the breach with Colombia has
been created at the moment when Ger
many Is considering the adoption of
compulsory measures to secure the
payment by the Venezuelan govern
ment of a very high financial liability
to German citizens.
It is supposed here that President
Castro is proceeding under the ther
ory that the application of -the Mon
roe doctrine would protect him from
unitive action by Germany, but the
impression among officials here is that
this belief is not well founded.
Some of the reports reaching here
show there is apprehension on the
part of some of the Colombians on the
Isthmus, including men of consider
able .influence, as to the duration of
the stay of American marines. It has
come to the knowledge of officials
here that many wild rumors have been
circulated on the isthmus as to the
extent of tbe trouble that the United
States forces, having once landed,
would not be withdrawn. ' ,;
These reports have , led to Inquiries
between Washington and Panama,
bringing out responses that the Amer
ican occupation was wholly imagina
tive and that the most definite and
positive assurances bad been given
that immediately on the fulfillment
of this government's obligation to
keep open the traffic, our forces would
be debarked, and all authority would
be terminated. " This purpose of the
authorities has been made known on
the isthmus and bas served to allay
tbe fears caused by reports of Amer
With the resoration of order and
open traffic on the isthmus of Pan
ama it is expected that the War de
partment will be enabled to withdraw
some of the United States warships
now on duty in that vicinity, and
it is probable that one ship will be
withdrawn on either side.
Tribute from the Italians
NEW YORK, Nov. 30. A Roman
bronze tablet will be sent to Washing
ton in a few days as a tribute to the
Jate president from the Italians of
America. President Roosevelt is re
quested to give the tablet a place in
On the tablet in ban relief is a figure
of President McKinley, aa If walking
toward a tomb. In the right hand
corner la a sharply drawn facade of
the capltol In Washington. In the
lower, left hand corner four infant
figures represent the four sections of
the United States, east, west, north
Operation on Taft Succeeds.
, MAN I LA, Nov. 30. The operation
performed on Governor Taft was suc
cessful. He expects to start for Wash
ington December 10 to recuperate and
confer with Secretary Root.
Death Cornea to Centenarian.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., Nov. 30.
Barney Conway, who claimed, to be
106 years of age, is dead at his home
near here. He cast hla first vote for
General Jackson for president.
Oen. Castro Killed. .
NEW YORK, Nov. 30. A dispatch
to the Herald from Colon, Colombia,
. General Francisco Castro, who led
the government troops In the capture
of tbe Barbacoas bridge on Tuesday,
was killed early Thursday morning
during an engagement with the In
surgent force at Bohla, Sol dado. Dep.
Castro had been acting as second In
command of the government force on
DAYI.NATI0N GETS DIV0SCC
Wine His Protested Salt for Separation
From Bis Wife.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 29. A special
to the Star from Medicine Lodge, Kan.,
says: David Nation was granted a
divorce from bis wife, Mrs. Carrie Na
tion, "the Joint smasher." The court
exonerated Mrs. Nation from the
charge of cruelty to her husband and
divided the property. Tn Medicine
Lodge home will go to Mr. Nation and
outlying property to his wife.
In reply to questions of the court,
Mrs. Nation said that one reason she
fought the proceedings was that she
wished, to continue to share the pen
slon money drawn by. her husband
Mr.. Nation-, in support of his petition
for , divorce, cited a letter from hfs
wife in which she denounced him as
a ."hellhound hypocrite." He charged
that she did not attend to his wants.
CRAZY SNAKE IS UNRULY
Leader of Recent Creek Rebellion Canses
More Trouble. '
GUTHRIE, Okl., Nov. 29 A special
to the Capital from Tulsa, I. T.,' says:
Crazy Snake, who led the rebellion
last spring against the government,
is causing the Creek council much
1 trouble. The Snake band will send a
strong delegation . to Washington to
protest against the deeding of Creek
A joint resolution was passed unani
mously by both houses of "the Creek
council, demanding that deeds be
issued immediately and at Okmulgee,
Instead of Muskogee. Chief Porter will
probably sign the resolution to Secre
tary, Hitchcock. . The delay has caused
widespread discontent. The treaty of
last May promised deeds Immediately
and the Indians only as"k Justice,
Bold Caucus on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. The re
publican members of the house of
represenattjves will, meet in caucus
Saturday, at 2 o'clock for the purpose
of nominating house officers. There
Is no contest and Speaker Henderson
and the other elective officers will be
re-elected. It iB expected that there
will be quite a sharp contest over re
adopting the , Reed rules. All the
afternoon and evening, If necessary,
will be given to discuring the sub
nnrglars Wotind a Constable.
ST. JOSEPH, Nov.29. For several
nights Constable Wesley Gan and sev
eral deputies have V:en endeavoring,
to capture burglars that have robbed
numerous stores and residents in the
suburbs, but never came upon the
robbers until this morning. Constable
Gan was separated from his deputies,
but did not hesitate to attack three of
the burglars and endeavored to cap
ture them. He was fatally shot and
pounded into insensibility,
v. 1 '
Attitude Pleases Them.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2D. Thomas
F. Walsh, president, and General F.
W. Max we!, secretary of the executive
committee of the National Irrigation
association, saw the president. They
told him that the expansion of inter
national trade and commerce of the
United States by the creation of more
homes in the west was the object of
their association and that they fully
indorsed the report of Secretary
Hitchcock cn the subject of irrigation.
In the CiTij Service.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. The pres
ident signed an order bringing the
rural free delivery service into the
classified civil service. The order be
comes effective immediately bo far as
the 250 clerks, special agents and route
Inspectors of that service are con
cerned, but provides that until regula
tions are formulated for appointment
of rural carriers, they shall not be
treated as within the classified service.
These nnmber 6,000,
Captured by Flliuluos.
MANILA, Nov. . 2D. Privates Dun
and Frennlng of the English infan
try, together with .their horses, rifles
and 300 rounds of ammunition, have
been captured by insurgents, who at
tacked a commissary w2on between
Magadalena and Gajayjaza. ' A ser
geant and a private were also wound
ed. Andrew D. White, the United States
ambassador to Germany, went to Pots
dam for the usual ceremonious visit
to the court after an ambassador's
absence from the country. Mrs. White
accompanied her husband upon tbe
special invitation of Emperor William.
Both Mr. and Mrs, White remained at
the palace for dinner.
SOFIA, Nov. 29. The government
has forwarded to C. W, Dickinson,
the United States diplomatic agent
there who recently left thla city for
Constantinople, a reply to his note of
November 12 concerning Miss Stone,
tbe American missionary. It Is mere
ly a repetition of the official views al
ready cabled, repudiating the responsi
bility of Bulgaria and alleging that
the officials had given every assistance
possible In the matter.
MANY KILLED ON RAIL I
One Hundred ot More Persons Meet Death
in a Wreck.
MANY Of THE W01NDED WILL DIE
Maimed by Collision, Then Perish
Flames Charred Kemaina crumble
luto rowder When Dragged Forth
DETROIT. Nov. 28. From 100 to
150 persons were killed last night in
the most disastrous wreck in the
history of Michigan railroads. Two
heavily loaded passenger trains on the
Wabash railroad collided head-on one
mile east of Scnaca, the second sta
tion wtt ot Adrian. The west bound
train, composed of two cars loaded
with Immigrants and five other
coaches, was smashed and burned,
with the result of awful loss of life
and fearful injuries to a majority of
its passengers. The eastbound train,
the Continental limited,' suffered in
scarcely less degree.
The track in the vicinity of the
wreck is strewn with dead and dying.
Many physicians from Detroit have
gone to the scene.
DETROIT, Nov. 23. When night
fell over the scene of last night's ca
lamity on the Wabash railroad, near
Seneca, Mich., those who had been in
vestigating the disaster bad found
nothing to alter the estimate of about
eighty lives lost as a result of the
collision. Superintendent "George M.
Burns of the division on which the
wreck occurred Insists that the esti
mates are too high. "I do not con
sider," said he, "that the total death
list will exceed twenty."
However, in supoprt of the larger
estimate it is pointed, out that there
are now fourteen passengers known
to be dead. The boules of eight of
these have been recovered and it Is
considered that the fragments of oth
er bodies now in the morgue will ac
count for may more than the twelve
dead necessary to make up Superin
tendent Burns' estimate of twenty. In
addition to the comparatively few
fragments recovered and sent to the
morgue, those who were early on the
scene say that many more pieces
were discovered which crumbled to
powder while they were being remov
ed. Superintendent Burns said to the
Associated Press tonight that he was
unable to toll the exact number' of
Italian immigrants aboard train No.
13, but thought that there were not
more than fifty. , Passengers on the
train and a number of those who
were early on the scene dispute this
and say the number was nearer eigh
ty. Superintendent Burns has receiv
ed no report as yet from Ticket Col-'
lector Ornes of train No. IS, who prob
ably knows nearer than any one else
the number of Italians in the cars.
The official list of the dead given
to the lo'al papers showB the names
of but ten dead and forty-.eigh't injur
ed, but Detroit newspaper men, who
were at the scene of the wreck and
talked with survivors of both trains',"'
say that the official list does not bear
out the statements of the passengers
nor evidence of loss of life which
they witnessed at the spot where the
The Free Press tomorrow will say
that the loss 'of life was, in round
numbers, 100, and that the statements
made by the Italian immigrants on
train No. 13 bear out this claim.
The Kugar Tariffy
WASHINGTON, D. C; Nov. 29.
President Roosevelt has stated to a
number of visitors that he will rec
ommend In his message that the duty
on sugar from Cuba be reduced in
consideration of certain traded privi
leges when the independent govern
ment is set up, and that the duty on
sugar from the Philippines also be re
duced as a stimulus to promoting the
Industry in those islands.
Wedding- Party Dronws.
HONOLULU, Nov. 20. (Via Victo
ria, Nov, 29.) News comes from
Tonga that a schooner carrying a wed
ding party of forty people, men, wo
men and children, was wrecked and
all were drowned. The schooner had
taken the party to Nelafu and had
started bark to Manual.
Western Packing Statistics.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 29. The Price'
Current says the marketing of hogs
has been further Increased. The total
western parking Is 735,000, compared
with 685,000 the preceding week apd
625,000 last year. ' . "
CHnit Honors McKinley, (
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. The state
department has received a report from
the consul general at Shanghai saying
the guilds of silk, tea and cotton piece
goods dealers have contributed of
their own Inltlntlve to a fund to erect
a monument In Shanghai to tbe late
president McKinley and announce that
they are doing this to show their ap
preciation of the man and of his atti
tude towards China. The empire never
before took such action.
STIRS IP NATIONAL GIAXD
- asses ssss
''.adjutant General authorise AasHltonaJ
Cons pan lea.
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 2. Adjutant
General Colby turned loose his ordei
machine and ground out some orders
tor the Nebraska National guard. He
authorized the organization of two
new independent companies, one at
West Point and the other at Stanton.
James C. Elliott was given authority
to organize a company at West Point
and G. A. Eberly of Stanton was giv
en peririsaion t& recruit another at
his home town. Both companies will
be equipped by the state, and after
organization may be admitted to the
guard. , -,
Orders were also issued for the for
mation of a signal corps and en
gineers' corps at Fremont and two ad
ditional sections of artillery, the latter
probably at Pluttsmouth and Grand
Island, though the location is still un
This activity in the Nebraska Na.
tional guard has caused .many to be
lieve that a third regiment Is' to be
organized, but General Colby says
there Is no ground forthat belief, aa
the independent companies,; do'not in
dicate a new regiment. He says the
matter of organizing a third regiment
js undetermined. ,
The formation of two .additional sec
tions of artillery will necessitate more
guns, as each section is supposed to
have two guns,- General Colby has
taken steps to secure four new model
breech-loading cannon, together with.
harness and equipment.
MANY WANT BOOKS TO READ
Applications Are Received Daily by Stater
Library Commission. .
" LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 2. Applica
tions for sets of . books are being re--celved
by the State Library commis
sion at the state house. Secretary
Bullock, who will - have immediate '
charge of the distribution, is making!
the preliminary arrangements for the
circulation and expects to have the'
system in full operation within the
next few weeks. The applications so
far received are from lllair, German
town, Harvard, Talmage, Syracuse,
Loup City, Alexandria, Douglas,-Par-dum,
Kenesaw, Fairmont, Oak pre-
cinct and Osceola.-
The commission has aprpoximately
$1,200 available for the purchase oC
books. This money, it is estimated,,
will buy over 1,400 books. About one
third of the books in each set will'
be of the juvenile class and a ma
jority of the balance will come under
the general classification of fiction. It
is the desire of the commission to
have each large town or city which.'
is' a .beneficiary of the traveling 11-'
brary system make a smali donation
for the purchase of new books. It is
believed that in , this, way the pur
chase fund will be greatly Increased.
GlILTY Of MANSLAUGHTER
rhe Jury at Fremont Convicts Joseph
FREMONT, Neb., Dec. 2. Joseph T
Dusseldorf was convicted of the kill
ing of Arthur C. Payne at North Bend
on June 20. 1301. The jury went out
at 2:50 and returned at 4:05 with a
verdict of manslaughter. This will
Jet Dusseldorf off with a penitentiary
sentence of anywhere from one to ten
years.' It Is understood thut the de
fendant's attorneys may move for a
new trial. The general oplulon here
is that Dusseldorf was fortunate in'
escaping conviction on the charge of,
murder, though it cannot be denied'
that the evidence showed some cxtenJ
uating circumstance!. Sentence has
not yet been pronounced.
Hew Road Toward Omaha.
FORT DODGE, la., Dec. 2. Mc Ar
thur Bros.,' contractors on the Great
Western, road, have started a largw
force of men and teams on the Omaha
main line of their new road from thia
city to Omaha, Work on the Clarion
Hampton branch of the Great West
ern line will not bo tompleted as ex
pected this yenf. Work on the Cinsha!
main line will be pushed with all
speed, as there is much heavy work,
to bo done.
Paper Mill to lie Operated.
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 2. A new
company has been organized In Lin
coln, capitalized at $50,000, which pro
poses to operate the old paper mill
plant south of town. The president
of the company Is 8. If. Ilurnham.
The proposition of the new enterprise
Is to undertake the manufacture of the
heavier grades of wrapping paper
from straw and corn busk.
Woman Adjudged Insane.
FALLS CITY, Neb., Dec. t.-On
complaint of C. F. Reavls, Mrs. Geo.
E. Dorrlngton bas been adjudged In
sane and will be taken to Lincoln for
Strychnine Kills Landlord,
; GRETNA, Neb., Dec. 2. Alexander
Imon, who conducts a hotel at this
;place, took an overdose of strychnine
and died a few minutes later. De
spondency was the cause.
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