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Any woman can keep an oxpenso ao
count, but only about ono woman In a
hundred can mako It tally with nor
Tho Southern ootton manufnoMircra
are Interested In China, and they tiro
not tho lcnBt bit backward In speaking
up about It
Crooked financiering In Now York
haa become bo fast nnd furious thnt
Mr. Miller, tho 120 per cont man, has
been entirely forgotten.
The lntcat exposition of rural mail
delivery In tho United HUtes Is tho
rcmarknblo routo extending three
thouiand miles beyond the ronch of
th mall-bantu In AlaHka, Tho car
riers nro descendants of relndeor lm
ported from Siberia In 1892, of which
thdro are now twenty large herds In
Alaska, notwithstanding frequent
newspaper assertions thnt tho reindeer
aro all dead.
Cnro of tho sick can scarcely reach
Its highest Ideal save whoro pcraonnl
nttachmcut supplements knowledge
nnd skill. Thoreforu, It belongs to tho
llfo of every woman. Thoro nro few
households Indeed whero nny girl enn
grow up without somo opportunities
for this experience. Huch opportuni
ties may well bo supplemented by lec
tures, courses of reading and well
A collection of ancient Greek orna
nionts which cost lilm $200,000 has
been given by J. Plerpont Morgan to
tho Metropolitan museum of art, Now
York City. Tho collection was many
yoarH making, and Includes a large
gold crown, a hoavy gold necklace, a
gold and silver bridal wreath, a gold
embossed mask of a young woman, a
gold and stiver bridal wreath, largo
gold-winged statuots and a gold ram.
They data from 3G0 D. C.
Tho wife of LI Hung Chang has thl
credit of being not only tho richest
woman In China but also of being tho
most luxurious woman on enrth.
Twice dally Mrs. LI bathes In oil of
orungo and acacia ilowcrH, and she has
a Htnff of 1,000 servants. Her ward
robe Is most expensive and Is said to
contain no fewer thnn 2,000 coats and
1,200 trouseretteH. Mra. LI Is ablo to
walk only a fow feet at a time, being
crippled like tho majority of Chinese
women; but If report bo trustworthy
sho Is by no moans an Idle woman, for
eho Is said to keep a detailed account
of the expenditure of her vast house
hold and to bo an excellent woman of
Public sentiment will genorally ap
prove tho action of the New York
sheriff whp recently arrested a "lady
cyclist" Sho waa trying to cover
thrco thousand miles In qulckor ttmo
than thnt distance had ovor boon rid
den before, and when the. sheriff In
terfered had already covered twenty
six hundred miles In less than twolvo
days. Shewns In such a pitiable con
dition that' people living near tho
Bceno of her riding mado complaint It
may not bu necessary to regard such a
person as n criminal, hut any ono who
knows no better than to Impose such
a strain upon her own health, It not
upon her llfo, Is better off In custody
thnn out of It,
A recent magnxlno contains a re
markable picture of a, wild whits-footed
mouse nursing her four young ohm.
It Is a reproduction of a photograph
jniuto from llfo under circumstances so
ploaeant that they arn worth retelling.
Tho owner of the camera was walking
In tho woods with a frlond, when ho
camo upon tho Interesting family
group. Tho frightened mother Instant
ly disappeared, nnd could not bn found
oven after tho moat careful search. It
waa only when the two men reachod
homo that tho little creature waa
found In tho pocket of ono of them.
Fearing that tho young ones would
dlo, tho photographer ran back two
miles with the old mouse In his hand,
and tho charming plcturo referred to
represent the first meeting of tho re
Mr. Martin Dodge, director of tho
ofllco of public road Inqulrlos, an
nounces that tho secretary of agricul
ture has established In tho division
of chemistry a laboratory for testing
physlcnl)y and chemically all varieties
of road materials. These substances
Include rocks of Mill kinds, gravel,
aholls, brick, clnys nnd othor bodies
used In road building In country dis
tricts, but do not Include materials
for municipalities. This laboratory
will bo ready for operation about De
cenibor 1. Any person doslrtng to
have road materials teated In this lab
oratory Is advised to write to tho of
flco of public road Inquiries, depart
ment of agriculture, Washington, D.
C, for Instructions In regard to tho
methods of selecting and shipping
A good many years ago some clever
Yankee built a hoiwe In sections, took
It around tho Horn, and sot It up In
Hawaii ovor a carefully mndo collar.
Tho cellar still exists, a monument to
tho Inappropriate. It is a good place
for centipedes to build their homes,
but beyond thut us usoless as an Ice
chest In Greenland. The old maxim
Fjnd out men's wnnt uud need
And meet thorn thoro,
has lost nono of lta force. Those who
neglect It cannot complain If pooplo
laugh at them.
Pro3idont Reports to Congress
On Condition of Country.
NATION IS PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY
I'lctitjr of Itrvi'iiuii C'lilncHO Trouble
Mummrd Up AilliorrM to I'ollr iif
, Tnrrllorlnl Integrity Iroi;rm
In tliti riillliilun Inbuilt.
Tho president felicitates congress on
thu evidence of national prosncrltv.
and tho proof of growing strength and
power of lopiibllcnn institutions; on
its extended citizenship and marked
growth in population and education.
Tho Chinese, question Is given ox
tended consideration and tho uprising
In Hint country carefully summarized.
Tho president reiterates that tho
United States does not sock territory
or will contonanco needless war upon
the Chinese, but Insists upon protec
tion of its eltl.ens uud tho open door
Relations with other foreign powers
n re declared friendly, andoiirooiniuer
elal relations with them extended.
Minor disputes, as a result of credit
able efforts on the part of our diplo
matic representatives, have been
amicably adjusted or are in course of
Tlie display of tho United States at
the Paris exposition Is commended.
The excellent limineial condition of
the country iscausc for congratulation.
The president shows that a.su result of
legislation of the pastcongress thu rev
enues have been ample for govern
ment expenditures and the balance is
again on the right side.
Tho president concurs in tho belief
that a part of tho war taxes may bo
The I'hlllntiliie nuestlon is coviwil
with thoroughness. Progress is noted
In the suppression of tho insurrection,
anil the president indorses thu inuthuds
of the civil commission now on the
islands. Ho favors the fullest measure
of self-government for thu natives
when by their acts they show thoy are
capable and sincere. II.- sums up his
instructions to tho commission and
finally makes itj plain that tho sover
eignty of the United States, now estab
lished, must bu acknowledged and that
thuru will be no halting or turning
back from thu pjliey first announced.
Legislation on trusts is recommended
so that there may be no formation of
combinations of capital in restraint of
Tho president explains thnt the way
is clear for action looking to thu con
struction of an inter-oceanic canal.
The necessity for the laying of n
cable across tho Pacific to connect our
new possessions is explained.
Conditions In Cuba, Porto Rico and
Hawaii aru found satisfactory, and
wise consideration of problems allud
ing those islands is unred.
Negotiations on tho Alaska boundary
dispute nro referred.
The president shows the need of
early legislation looking to the in
crease of .the army
The work of thu. navy la praised and
Us needs explained.
The president pays considerable at
tention to thu different domestic de
partments, especially to tho extension
of the postal system ond rural free
In conclusion tho president wnrns
congKiss to bo mindful of expenditures
and to guard against extravagance.
UNI PROFS. RETURN.
llcoii Talking to Furmi-rR on "Tho 1N
turns of Aiilumli,"
Professors Peters, Burnett and lim
ner have returned from a long trlpover
the state, during which they made a
circuit of farmers' institutes. Thev
were anxious to make this long run be
fore tlie cold weather sets lu and mic
ceeded. A large attendance was re
ported at every meeting. Tliuy visited
Wuuneta, Palisade, Trenton, llenkle
man. Harrison, Crawford, Hay Springs,
Rushvllle, Ellwood, Farnnm, Ogallala,
llig Spring, Lodgepolc, Sidney and
Kimball. Their trip included a long
overland drive to mako connections.
Professor liruiier spoke on "Grasshop
pers," giving the result of his re
searches and Professor Ilurnett talked
agricultural topics. Dr. Peters talked
concerning "Thu Diseases of Animals."
SMALL VERDICT OBTAINED
South Ihikotii Killtor (lulu n VurdU-t for
The jury In tho case of Editor Mo
llrlde, of Mitchell, S. l) who sued
forty oitlens for 820,000 damages for
the destruction of his newspaper plnnt
nearly five years ago, reluming a
verdict awarding Mollrldu 8700 dam
nges. Of tho forty defendants, at least
ten were released from the judgment,
because the jurymen did not find that
they were associated in the destruction.
The newspaper plant was destroyed
by citizens who wore offended by
articles alleged to havu appeared In
Flgurim Am lUuppolntlni.
There is moreor less disappointment
over thu returns of the last census as
far as tho lllaek Hills are concerned.
The increase in population In the past
ten years is but 4,331. lly a, shifting
about of the population In thu differ
ent counties, Lawrence gets a gain of
0,83-1, nnd there Is also n small gain for
Itutto and Meade counties. Thu other
counties show a loss In population,
The total population of tho lllaek Hills
is now, according to the census, 37,5'JO.
Fire Marshal Petr le of Chicago died
as tho result of a surgical operation.
THE ISLAND NEEDS HELP
(Ilium Hori-ljr HI rlrki-u 11 thn Jticrut Ty
phoon. Hear Admiral Reiney, in bis ofllclnl
reports of the recent typhoon which
visited tho island Guam, reports that
tho storm was the severest in forty
years. The palace of Agana and tho
government buildings were unroofed
and wrecked. Tho sea reached tho
plaza, Many of the homeless sought
refuge in tho school and jail. No ono
Is reported to liavo been killed nt Ag
ana, but the mortality caused by the
recent epidemic of the grlpne has been
much Increased by exposure, most of
the dwellings having been destroyed.
Tho town of Marajan was levelled and
twenty-eight persons were killed. Sev
eral persons were killed in various
small village ami several small coast
ers are missing. No reportshavc beeu
received from some localities. Cocoa
nut trees uud all crops are destroyed
nnd food Is boinir distributed to the
sulferers. Admiral Romey lias ordered
tho Aretiiusa from Cavito with food J
Corn and meats are needed and it Is
suggested thnt contributions bo sent
from tho United States. The Urutus,
from Cavito, and tlie Solace, from San
Francisco, duo at Guam recently, will
relievo immediate wants.
Tho pouildlng of the Yoscmlto upon
the reef broke and twisted her prop e
lor uud she was abandoned and sank
November 1(1. Tho flagship Newark
has gone to investigate thu disaster.
KRUGER AT COLOGNE.
Iloor Htiitoitnmn Wolcomctl lljr rii
Mr. ICrnger lias abandoned his pro
posed visit to llerlln owing to the
receipt of an otllelal Intimation that
Emperor William regrets that in con
sequence of previous arrangements he
will be unable to receive him. The
Hour statesman will therefore proceed
direct from Cologne to Holland.
The (Jologno Gazette in an insplrod
article says: "Mr. Krugor's visit is
not agreeable to Germany, bis aim be
ing to obtain Intervention in South
Africa. It would bu a grave political
mistake, it would be even a great
crime, to allow him to en' '-tain even
a spark of hope that .nany will
render him any practical support."
Tills declaration 's accompanied with
reproaches. Mr. Kruger being charged
with "having encouraged a useless
guerrilla warfare and having disre
garded Gerinony's advice when he
might have s'.ill followed It."
RUSH FOR INDIAN LANDS
Wlilto Kurlli I nil hm Ucucrriitlon Now
Open for Hvttlmnent.
A line of men was formed December
1, extending from the United States
land ofllco at Crookston, Minn., for
several blocks, with the intention of
remaining in their places until Decem
ber 4, so that they may have an enrly
chance to tilo upon tho lauds of tho
White Earth Indian reservation, which
have been .open for settlement. It Is
estlmated that there will bo a hnlf
dozen filings for each claim, and num
erous contests will follow. Squatters
have gone on thu lands lu largo num
bers and claim holdors dot the terri
tory in all directions. Tills is con
trary to thu former rulings of the Uni
ted States land olllce, and when tho
hour of tho opening arrives It Is feared
that serious trouble and even blood
shed may ensue between the squatters
and those who have, abided by the law.
HrhnoM of Ai;rlultur for Filipino.
The University of Nebraska recent
ly received a communication from the
superintendents of public Instruction
In the Philippine Islands. It is pro
posed to establish schools of agricul
turo throughout the islands and in
structors for thu schools are desired,
men who will study the agricultural
conditions there and teach the best
methods of cultivation for tlie raising
of products peculiar to tho Islands.
Men who desire to undertake the work
specified will bo expjoted to remain
in the service nt least three years.
The traveling expenses to thu islands
will be p.iid and a reasonable remun
eration glvon for the services. A
number of university graduates are
seeking recommendations fur this
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Kruger will visit tho czar at
Eggs liavo advanced another cent at
Flru at Youngstown, O., caused a
loss of 8100,000,
Ludwlg Sacobowskl, tho novelist, is
dead at llerlln.
There aro sovon now cases of small
pox In New York.
Philadelphia pressmen In job print
ing otllces aro on a strike.
General Fitzhugh Leo left Chicago to
assumo ids duties at Omaha.
Colonel .John S. Williams, nn Indiana
politician, died at Lafayette.
The Porto Itleo house of delegates
hold Its first meeting at San Juan.
The gunboat Manila has loft Cavlte
wltli marines to occupy Sublg and
Three hundred soldiers from Porto
Klco reached New York on the trans
Tho November mortality record for
Havana Is lit, tho lowest for that
month In ten yoars,
Lest ho be burled alive, H. C. Mooro
of Now York, left a will giving 8100 to
the person who would cut his jugular
vein after death.
A break In a gas main noarlycaused
tho (loath of the family of D. J. All
mon of Peoria. They wore uncon
scious when found and are still in
TOLD TO BEWARE
General Mercior Makes
VEILED THREAT AT GREAT BRITAIN
llolrtly Hint nt Coming War llotwrrn Nn-
tlon Kncliuul No .Moro Supremo ns
a Poirvr Frunro Drditrcd 8upa-
rlor In Certain Noime.
A Paris Dec. 4. dlsnatch savs: Opn.
Mercior caused a deep sensation In tho
senate during the debate on tho naval
bill by pointing out the case by which
England could bo Invaded. He de
manded that the government Introduce
into tlie plans of thu moblizatlon of
of the army tlie naval methods for tho
rapid embarkation of nn cxpcdltiona -y
corps. The president, M. Fallieres,
Intervened, declaring that such pro
posals were out of order.
In the course of au extraordinary
speech General Mercler said:
"In view of tho nosslbllltv of war
with Great Britain the army is not
siiflleiently taken into account. The
times nre not tho saiuo as a hundred
years ago. Steam, the navy, tele
graph and the railroad have rendered
the problem of the Invasion of Kng
land much ensler of solution. More
over, Kngland herself is no longer the
same. The Transvaal war has shown
that the Ilrltish army, although brave,
Is not equal to tho task which Eng
land expected it to neiform. Tho
Ilrltish navy is powerful, but It has
many coasts to defend.
"France, therefore, Is numerically
England's equal at certain points anil
is even her superior In the Instruments
of destruction. History furnishes
many instauces of mutiny 'in the Eng
lish navy at the moment of battle. A
landing in England is, therefore, not
beyond realization. Tills Is not only
my opinion, but that also of high na
valotllcers. The Ilrltish premier re
cently expressed significant fears, and,
of tlie principle of landing is admitted
the practical means of execution may
"I venture to think that the work
i prepared while commanding nn army
corps would serve as u basis for such
- i'.wji.v.i, which wouki not uo expen
sive." At this point protests wcic raised
and M. Fallieres asked General Mer
cior not to enter into the details of the
General Mercler replied that tho
scheme could be "held over the head
of England like tho sword of Damo
elcs'and he proposed a resolution thnt
the senate should invite the govern
ment to crcato Improvement for the
mobilization of tho army nnd navy by
preparing everything to embark and
disembnrk as rapidly as possible an
expedition army corps.
Protests were raised from vnrious
benches, and M. Delenssan of the ma
rlno followed 'the president's ruling
that the motion wns out of order by
declaring, nmld cheers, that the gov
ernment could not possibly accept It.
About Nhri-p Hut lorn.
A number of experiments are being
carried on nt tho department of nnininl
husbandry nt thu university of Ne
braska which will prove of benefit to
tho agricultural Interests of the state.
One of these Is a determination of the
effect of different rations on sheep.
Different lots are to be fed on four
different grain rations nnd two kinds
of roughness, alfalfa hay and sorghum
hay, part will bo fed indoors and part
outdoors. Tho grain, cost of feeding,
and condition of the nnlmals will bo
taken into consideration. Tho sheep
nre to be sold in Omaha and slaugh
tered, and the flosh Is to bo tested to
bee which food produced the best meat.
Narrowly Kurupo Drowning,
Lawyer Max E. Dinner and Hev. .7.
Delrks, tho pastor of tlie German M.
E. church nt Osceola, Neb., camo very
near finding a watery grave. Thoy
had started to attend a meeting of the
Epuorth league of their church at
Duncan. There was no bridge to get
neross the channel of the rivor and
they thought they could ford it. The
river was high, they did not get across,
but they took a cold bath lu the river.
Vcnr of Numllpox nt Ilyiwinli,
School has dosed In Hynnnls, Nob.,
because of tho presence of smallpox in
the country. A man by the namo of
McHerney. who works on Myers' ranch
came to town a few days ago to set)
the doctor. McHerney 'thought ho had
the Cuban Itch, but Dr. Iverr pro
nounccd It smallpox. It has proven o
be the latter and every precaution is
being taken to prevent its spreading.
Will Dlo of Wound.
A man who registered at a hotel in
Now York as George Maltby, Omaha,
Neb., shot himself in a room in the
Grand Union hotel. Forty-second street
He was taken to Itellevue hospital and
will die. Letters found In his pocket
Indicate that the man committed sui
cide. Tho clerk at the hotel does not
believe the man comes from Omaha,
but thinks ho Is a New Yorker.
Mrs. Mary II. Stoddard of Hoston has
filed a petition for a divorce from her
husband, John L. Stoddard, tho well
known lecturer. Mrs. Stoddard charges
desertion. She asks for tho custody
of their son, Then. L. Stoddard, seven
teen years of aga, and just alimony.
Governor Lind of Minnesota has in
formally offered tho appointment as
United States senator, ad interim, to
succeed Senator Davis, to C. A. Smith,
a wealthy Swedish-American lumber
man of Minneapolis, a republican. Mr.
Smith has, however, declined the
STATE FUNDS ON HAND
Trcnmir Mmorto Will llno Mttle to
State Treasurer Mohtvu filed his
quarterly statement for tho period
ending Nov. :i(l with Auditor Cornell.
The report shows that he has 015,018
on hnnd but It Is believed that the
cash which the treasurer will be called
upon tr turn over will not bo more
than 8150,000. This Is much smaller
than is usually on hand and It is Mr.
Meserve's intention to turn over tlie
uctual cash Instead of paper. This
will be lu contrast with the celebrated
"cigar box settlement" that has been
referred to so often In the courts dur
ing the past four years.
At the beginning of the quarter the
treasurer reported 5040,124 on hand.
He received during tlie quarter 8427,
373 and expended 8401,478. Before the
close of the year a call for 850,000 of
state warrants may be made whlen
will reduced the amount now on baud.
The report of the amount on hand
November 30 is as follows:
General fund 8 40,50 Ma
Permanent school 105,008.08
Temporary school 207,047.00
Permanent university 2,(520.87
Agricultural college endow', 22,'J74.38
-temporary university. . . .
Penitentiary special labor
Agrl. and Median, nrts...
U. S. Agrl. Exp. station..,
PLAYS WITH ASHOT GUN
DUtrrluc Arrldptit 1'fiitn tho Llfo of u
The accidental discharge, of n shot
gun caused the deatli of the three-year-old
daughter of Fay Wright, a
farmer residing just across the river
from Plattsnioutb, Neb. Mr. Wright,
who buys grain at his place, had taken
his shotgun out of the house to shoot
acliickenhawk, when a load of grain
drove up to tlie scales. He set thu gun
down to weigh the load and was
startled a few minutes later hear a
loud report and a scream from his
wife. Hushing to where he left the
gun he found his Httlo daughter
breathing her Inst, with a large holu
through her head. It Is said the Httlo
girl hud been playing with the eight-year-old
son of a neighbor named Col
lins, and tnu supposition is thut the
boy picked up the gun and pointed it
at the girl, with the result stated. It
Is also probable. that the unfortunate
girl was looking into the gun barrel
when tt.e fatal shot was fired, as tlie
cnarge entered the child's left eye and
came out at the back of the head
even the wads beiuir driven through
ArrntiRomonts under Wujr For the IJIb
The committee having in charge the
arrangements for Governor Dietrich's
innugural reception and ball held a
meeting at Lincoln for thu purpose of
perfecting their plans. They were met
by a committee of gentlemen from the
Union-Commercial club who proposed,
in behalf of thu club to tender to the
governor u complimentary ball to bo
held at tho auditorium on tlie evening
of the day of his inauguration and fol
lowing the reception which will doubt
less bo held lu one of the ...ills of the
eapiol building. It is the Intention to
make tho ball an event of great promi
nence which will bo attended by peo
ple from every portion of the state,
and an occasion which will not only do
great honor to Governor Dietrichbut
also reflect great credit upon tho club
TmltiH Collide In n For.
a work train carrying its crew of
between twenty-five and thirty traelc
repairers, backed into a freight train
a few miles east of Suisun, Cal., and
lu the wreck which followed nine men
were killed and some twenty more in
ured, many of them seriously. All
tho casualties aro reported to be
amongst the working crew.
Uphold Kentucky Stuliito.
The Kentucky state law requiring'
railroad companies In that state to
provldu separate coaches for colored
passengers was made the subject of nn
opinion in tlie United States supremo
court, the case being thatof the Chesa
peake & Ohio Itallroad company
against tho state of Kentucky. The
judgment lu favor of tho stnto'wns af
firmed. Fall Forty Frot to Drnth.
lly the breaking of a ropo holding
ono end of a scaffolding, Thomas Gil
berback and Frank Ortlng, painters,
at work on tho Uelnlg block, Fondu
Lac, Wis., were hurled to the stono
walk below, n dlstanco of forty feet,
meeting Instant death.
lluruod lly Oil.
Mrs. Louis Penner, aged thirty-five
years the wife of Henry Penner who
Is a clerk in tho carpet department at
the Hoston store, living at 3514 Clinrles
street Omaha, was probably fatally
burned while starting a liro with
Two lllbfi llrukmi In Flicht.
At Memphis, Tumi., on Decombor 4,
Hobby Dobbs, colored, easily defeated
Ed Wall, the southern lightweight
champion. When tho gong tapped for
tlie sixth round Wnll's seconds threw
up the sponge, claiming their man was
una bio to proceed with tho fight, two
ribs having been broken in the preced
Author rotm at III Tomb.
An old gentleman of over 80 vlsltod
Goldsmlth'tr grave In tho Temple In
England recently, and declnlmed the
whole ot "The Deserted Village."
Labors of Executive and Legisla
CONGRESS DOWN TO SOLID WORK
Opening SrnHlonn Nhnrt tint Ilrllllnnl
(Ircut Crowd 1'rmrnt Itrndlnc of
MemnRe Followed by Adjourn
ment In Kenpcct for Urud.
. ? Washington. Dec. 3.
Tlie opening of congress today drew
great crowds to tho capitol. Insldo
the building but little restriction had
been placed on the free moving of the
throng nnd the crowd moved ntwlll
from ono wing to the other. All of the
public galleries were open, so flint
every ono in the good-natured crowds
had an equal chance.
There wore conferences among sen
ators ns to the program for tlie week
ami for so early in tho session unusual
activity was displayed by members on
ootn sides or tho capitol.
Speaker Henderson arrived nt his
private olllce about i):5 and soon was
surrounded by members, discussing tho
program of business. On tlie senato
side there was less evidence of activity
and the crowds were rather slow in in
vnditig the f galleries. Thu president
pro tern., Mr. Frye, was at his olllce
early, conferring with senators, and
by 11:30 tlie floor of the senate began
to show signs of thu activity preced
ing actual business.
-.. . ...; niiuui uiu worn or the session
of the tlfty-sixtn congress was success
fully launched. It lias been the ptir
pose of tho senate to announce the
death of senators Gear of Iowa and
Davis of .Minnesota immediately after
assembling and then to adjourn, and
to receive tlie messagu of the presid
ent tomorrow. As this has been an
nounced by the leaders of both
branches congress to be a "business
session," it wns determined to receive
the message today and gain one day in
a session when that much time inav
be of linmensu importance.
After the senate had been called to
order, and the blind chaplnln, Milburn,
had offered prayer, roll .vas called and
the senate proceeded to business.
A committee was appointed to act
with a committee from the house and
inform the president that congress was
in session and ready to receive any
communication he might wish to make.
Tho senate, on motion of .Mr. ii.ni.,
then tool: a recess of forty minutes,
and on reassembling Mr. Hoar an
nounced thnt tlie president has ex
pressed his pleasure that congress
once more was In session, and that lie
would communicate with it forthwith.
Instantly Major Pruden, one of tho
secretaries to tlie president was recog
nized, presented tlie awaited message
of the president. It took Mr. llennet,
the secretary of tho senate, ouo hour
and fifty minutes to read it.
Mr. Allison then announced tho
death in July last of his colleague,
Senator John Henry Gear, and offered
the usual resolution of sorrow, which
Mr. Nelson (Minn.) who had re
turned only two hours before from St.
Paul, announced formally the deatli of
Senator Davis, saying that in his death
"tho nation has lost one of its wisest
public servants and the state of Min
nesota onu of its most distinguished
The senato, then, at 3:15, upon mo
tion of Mr. Allison, as nn additional
mark of respect for tho memories of
Senators Gear uud Davis, adjourned.
A rap with n gavel and a resonant
"the house will bo in order" from
Speaker Henderson commanded tho
assemblage on floor and gnllory to re
main quiet, nnd then the blind chnplain
delivered n prayer. In his invocation
Xhi chaplain referred feelingly to the
deaths of the late Representatives Da
ley of New Jersey and Hoffecker of
Delnwaro, which occurred during the
The sneaker then directed tho clork
to call tho roll. Tho speaker announc
ed that 275 members had responded to
their names, a quorum, and the hous.i
was ready for business. Tho following
members-elect then appeared at tho
bar of the house and took the oath of
allegiance: Albert D. Show, who suc
ceeds the late Representative Chlcker
Ingof New York; Allen F. McDermott,
who succeeds the late ltepresentntlvo
Daly of New Jersey; Walter O. Hoff
eeker, who succeeds the late Repre
sentative Hoffecker of Delaware; Edw.
D. V. Morroll, who succeeds the lato
Representative llnrmnr of Pennsylva
nia; Win. Richardson, who succeeds
Gen. .Too Wheeler of Alabama; W. H.
Jackson, who succeeds Governor Smith
of Maryland; Samuel D. Woods, who
succeeds Representative Dovries of Cal
ifornia. Tho reading of the message which
naturally was tho feature of tho day
occupied ovor two hours. It was
Istenod to with respectful Interest by
both sides. The deaths of the late
Representatives Daly of New Jersey
and Hoffecker of Delaware, an'd
Senators Davis of Minnesota and Oenr
of Iowa were nnnntmcml nml n ..
ther mnrk of respect to their meuioi lea
the houso adjourned,.
Mr. llnlloy of Texas questioned tho
form of the resignation of ltepresentn
tlvo Dolllver. Ho said ho doubted tho
right of a member to resign nt a future
fixed date. He said he wonld not raise
the point formally, but merely enlled
attention to It so In future It could
not bo used as a precedent. Mr. Dol
liver's resignation, be said, had been
tendered to take effect Decombor 1. so
that Mr. Connor had been elected to
111 a vacancy which did not exist at
the tlmo of tlie election. He cited a
court decision to show that a resltr
nation to take effect at a future date
was not a resignation in fact, but sim
ply a notification of a resignation to be
made in tho future.
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