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CONGRESS AGAIN ,
NATIONAL LAWMAKERS ABOUT
LITTLE Will BE DONE THIS WEEK
Message of PresIdent Nott to Be De
livered Until Second D..y-AdJourn.
ment In Memory of Members Who
ASJIlNG'l'ON-Llttle III the way
oC legislative ] ] hualnesH Is expected the
first week oC the Hesstoll oC congress.
'rho first tiny will ue devoted to cnll-
lug the roll ntlll swearIng In now menm-
hors 'who have been elected ] to flU va-
lnll:108 : : ' 1'he usual commltteo will
bct ' 'appoInted lo inform the presIdent
that congress / Is In Hessloll and time
resolution ] notifyIng the senate that a
(1IWI'UIll oC the house IH ready for uusl'
1sa : will ho IIlBBcd. ) Tuesday the
president's mesHngo will ho read , but ,
ilis not expected that allY other bus- !
ness will ho lrammeled.
hero arc Il number \ oC mInor matters -
tors of legislation ] whIch 1IIay uo con-
hlercd on 'Vcdnesdny and on 1'hurs.
tiny , us no Bpeclal [ ] order has been
nmttde for consideration [ oC any general
mon.'mre. It Is possible [ that the leg.
hllatlvc , executive and judicial appro
II'lation bill may he reported Wed-
llesday or 1'hlll'Hdny.
1i'l'Idny Is Ilenslon lay ( and there will
ho more limn Il thousand prIvate pension -
aon [ hills really for the house to con-
Early adjuuruuents ) each day arc
cXlectCll ) durllg time first week III order .
del' to give time to shupo the sos
son [ busIness.
All nlhnatlo'l [ ' has boon given that
objection may bo Interposed against
administering [ the oath of office to J.
Thomas bun , who has been elected
to nil the vacancy caused hy the death
of Representative Thompson of time
Fifth Alabama ] IIIstrlct , on account of
certain language ] Hellln Is alleged to
have used regarding the president ) of
the United States. In case objection
Js made there Is no doubt there will
bo'l li spirited party debate whIch
would occupy ) considerable ] time.
The first net of the senate after
convening will he one of respect to
the menmor y of two distinguished senators .
ators whose deaths have occurred
sInce the ! \lljournmcnt of congress.
Senator Penroso , immediately after
the senate Is called ) to order , will announce -
nounco Senator Quay's demIse , and
then will give war to Senator Lodge
th perform a like service In the case
of Senator Hoar. Adjournment for
. the day will follow at omico and will
postpone receipt of time Jlresldent's annual .
maul message \mtll Tuesday. The
document will he receIved early Tues
day and very little If any further bust
ness beyond Its realllng and the Induction -
Iluctlon Into oliice of l\lessrs. . Knox of
Pennsylvalila and Crane of Massachusetts -
For the remainder of the week exceedingly .
ceedingly brIef sessIons are 'expc ctod .
On , Thursday ! an adjournment will bc
taken until the following 1\Iol1llay.
Senator Lodge will press the house
bill for the amendment oC the Philip
pine government law ] as soon as It Is f
practicable to gel t mat measure before '
fore the senate , and has announced
his Intention not to brook opposItion
.to Its consIderation Time bill has the
vast advantage oC being on the calet ] m'
( Jar us unfinished business , so that It i
cannot easily UO dlspaced. ] It Is not
probable ] , however , that Mr. Ledge
'will now attempt more with referent
to It titan to give notice of hIs inter
tide to press Its adoption.
Fight for Fairbanks' Se..t.
INDIANAPOLIS- Congressman q.
.Landls of Delphi ] and Captain Hnrry
S. New of Indianapolis wlthlrew
their names from mho , contest for the
Beat oC United States Senator Fai r-
banks , vIce president-elect. ]
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r TALK OF RECIPROCITY.
The Question Likely to Be Up In the
Coming Congr < < : ss.
HlNGTON-Coupled with tar.
m legislation ] dIscussIon Is the nutU
ject of recIprocity. A number of pro-
posed h recIprocIty treaties have been
and still \ ] are reposIng in ! the pigeonholes .
holes oC the senate. DurIng the coining .
Ing three months there may he some
talk about these treaties hut the in-
dlcatlons are they will not be seriously .
ly ] considered. So strong has been
n.t t ) ollollRltlon to them that it has
never ' been consIdered worth while to
report them from the commIttee 0:1 :
foreIgn relations , to whIch they were
referred There was considerable
talk durIng the last ] sessIon of congress .
gress concernIng tarIff I'ovlslon. and ]
the suggestion was made br several
promInent leaders ] that any revIsIon
that was necessary could bo accom
plashed durIng the short sessIon oC
oongress , the idea being that revision
would ue on the lines oC reduction and
would meet with little or no oP1'o:1i-
tlon may he more Jlronounced.
Revenue legislation ] ] oC any kind Is
sure to create considerable ] taut ] In
time senate , and that means delay. In
fact it ! hns become known under pres-
ent conditions legislation during Ow
short sessIon Is enacted by practically
unanlthous consent. Any halt dozen
senators who determine to defeat 3.
bIll have the power to do so , with the
privilege of unlimited debate. III the
house limo stringent rules enable the
majorIty to transact nil business it
desIres , and so far as that body fs'
concerned there Is 110 difficulty about
any legislation ] that may be attempted .
cd , but IC time leaders do not want
tarIff revIsIon or change in the reve-
nue Jaws nothIng will be done.
ENJOINS THE TAXES.
Burlington and Union Pacific File Petition -
titlon in the Federal Court.
Ol\IAIIA-The UnIon Pacific Railway .
way cOlUlanr , through Its attorifey ,
John 11. Baldwin ] , and the ChIcago ,
Burlington .C Quincy [ and B. & 1\1.
Railway companIes , through theIr attorney -
torney , J. E Kelby ] , appeared before
Judge W. II. l\Iungec in the United
States cIrcuIt court Wednesday even
Ing and secured a temporary restrain
ing order agaInst the county treasurers -
rors of the dIfferent counties of the
state of Nebraska through whIch theIr
respective roads run , Cram attempting
In any way or manner to collect the
taxes levIed against the complainant
roads or from enforcIng any of the
terms of any tax warrant whIch mar
now or hereafter be placed in theIr !
Judge Munger granted the tempo
rary order and the hearIng is set for I
Monday or Tuesday , December 26 or I
27 , 190,1. I
The petition accompanying the ap
plication made uy the Union PacIfic is i
of seventy-four printed pages.
The haste In seeking the restrain
lug order is owIng to the fact that
under the new revenue law of No
braska the taxes of railway corporations a'
tlons become duo and delinquent on
December 1. and the tax collecting
officials ] of the respective countIes are
authorized under the Jaw to levy upon
any funds that may be in the hands
of any agent of the respective con ,
panIcs to apply upon the delinquent
taxes , or that may thereafter come
Into theIr hands so long as the taxes
remain unsatisfied. Hence , as these
corporation taxes become due on and
after Wednesday , the railroads had to
hurry and get the restraIning order
Another Russian Blunder.
LONDON-The Morning Post's co r .
respondent at ShanghaI telegraphs :
'lt fs reported that a RussIan torpedo
boat destroyer returned to ] o -
stok from a scouting expedItion w as
rsunk by the guns of the Russian torts
In error. "
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FALL OFARTHUR' - '
ST. PETERSBURG NOW THINKS
IT IS IMMINENT.
I ARE PREPARING FOR THE WORST
Capture of Two Hundred and Three
Meter Hill Seals Doom of BesIeged
Town-Gener..1 Stoessel Will Never
S'1' PETERSBURG-With the confirmation
flrmatlon of the news that the Japanese . t
ese have occupIed Two Tundre and ,
Three-Meler hill and the report that
time Russians unsuccessfully at tempt-
ed its recapture , officials at the war'
ofi1Ce are begInning to prepare them-
selves ] for the inevltabe. ] Golden hill'
and Llaotl hill are hIgher and dam 1- '
hate Two Hundred and 'l'hree.\Ietcr
hill , but the officials ] say that if the
Japanese succeed In mounting heavy
guns upon the latter ] it probably wIll
be only a question of days or weeks
before the fortress falls. Still there
iM not the lightest i Idea among Gen-
eml Stoessel's friends that he will
surrender even if he should be ordered .
dered 'to do so It Is hInted that it 113
possIble that if the faIl of the for-
tress Is shown to be inevitable ] the
emperor may direct his surrender in
order 10 prevent the unnecessary sacrifice .
rlflco of the remnant of its brave defenders -
fenders , hut it is believed by those
who know General Stoessel best that
ho will make good his threat to hold
out to the Just man and cartridge in
The ships in the harbor , it can now
le ; slated On hIgh authority , are in
ire condition to attempt to break
through the blockading ] squadron. The
guns oC the warships were not long
ago landed and the marines and sail-
ors have been particIpating in the
land defense. Some of the ships
have also been Jnjured hy shells. It :
the fortress fa s , it Is understood ,
they will he taken ] OIhside and sunk
in deep water In order to prevent the
possIbility oC their ever beIng of serv-
ice to the enemy.
The question of the advisablllty of
reinforcIng Vice Admiral Rojestvon-
sky's squadron with the Black sea ,
fleet is again being agItated in some
of the papers , notably the Novae
Vremya . whIch points out that with
the addItion of the Black sea vessels
Rojestvensky will have a superiority
which will insure victory over . Admire -
al ] 1'oJo's : fleet.
The Novae Vremya calls attention
to time fact that Japan was not one
of the signatories to the treaties clos-
ing the Dardanelles and asserts that
if Japan had the power she might
force an entrance Into the Back ] sea
and engage the Russian fleet. Can-
vorsal , the paper continues , with
the consent of the porte there is notlm
lug in the treaty to prevent the exit
of the mack sell fleet to fight some
power which is in nowise involved in
NEW BANK TO RUN AT NIGHT
New York Financiers 'Plan Institution
NEW YORK-Impressed by the
need for an institution where money
mar be obtaIned at any hour , promi-
nent New York financIers and com-
m'nmercIal men have , it Is announced by
the Herald , organIzed the first nIght
and day bank and safe deposIt corn-
pan ) " .
Time nannies of men promInent In the
busIness and social world appear in
the organIzation commIttee and the
capital stock of 50.000 : ! already ] has
been subscrIbed. The concern also
will have a working surplus of $ : ! 50-
000. The plight In whIch many tray
eers ] of wealth often find themselves
because they are unable to draw cash
In cases of emergency suggested the
organIzation oC the banl\ It Is likely \ ) ]
that Oaklelgh 'l'horne oC the North
American Trust company will be presi
dent of the new institution
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Insist on Getting It.
Some grocers say they don't keep
Defiance Starch because they have a
stock In hand of 12 ozz brands , which
they know cannot be sold to a customer -
mer who has once used the 16 o : & .
p } < g. Del1l\nc , Starch for sumo money.
No man enjoys time farm when ht
plows it with hIs face.
1Ilrll. Wlnllow.g RoothJnJr syrup. t + '
For . children teethlult , lotleDS the gums , reduces flu.
Qr.mmaUuu , a1laYI pillA , cures wind culll1. 2o sbutL,1 ,
- English Marriage Rate.
The marriage rate is hIgher in En& "
land than elsewhere , being 15 a 1,000.
[ In most other countrIes It varies from ;
7 to 10 a 1,000. Time hIghest birth
rate , according to a volume of statistics - l'
tics , referrIng chIefly to foreign coun- . ;
tries issued by the British Board or }
Trade , is in Roumanla-30 a 1,000.
That country also has the hIghest ' " 1
death rate , 27.7 a 1,000. The lowest
marrlago rate Is in Sweden , where it
is .9 11 1,000.
. ) j
Cuban Soil Is Productive. + .
The Boll of Cuba Is extremely fruit- ' . .
ful. Cabbages there arc so large that (
heads weighing twenty pounds each
are common. AU vegetables 110 well.
RadIshes may be eaten from fourteen
to eIghteen days after sowing , lettuce "
In five weeks ] after sowing , while corn
produces three crops per year. Sweet
potatoes grow all the year.
Don't Let the Years Count.
Ago will never succeed in retaIning
a youthful appearance and mentality
until people make up their mInds not
to let the years count-until they ,
cease to makes ] the body old by the '
constant suggestions oC the mlnd.-
Hearty Appetites of Bird.
A redstart has been known ] to eat
600 flies an hour , and a blackcap has
destroyed 2,000 green flies from a
rose bush In a greenhouse In a few
hours. The wren feeds her young
thirty-sIx times an hour.
HAPPY CHILDHOOD. 1M
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Right Food Makes Happy Children
Because They are Healthy.
Sometimes milk does not agree with
children or adults. The same thIng is
true at other articles at food. What y
agrees with one sometimes does not ,
agree wIth others. , "d
But food can be so prepared that It
will agree wIth the weakest stomach.
As an illustration-anyone , no matter
how weak the stomach , can eat , relish
and digest a nice hot cup oC Postum
coffee with a spoonful or two at .
Grape-Nuts poured In , and such a com-
bInation contaIns nourIshment to carry .
ry one a number of hours , for almost
every particle at It will be digested
and taken up by the system and be t.
made use of.
A lady writes from the land of the . .
Magnolia and the mocking bIrd way ) ,
down in Alabama ] and says : "I was '
Jed to drink Postum because coffee
gave me sour stomach and made me . , '
nervous. Again Postum was recom- I " ' '
mended by two well known physIcIans t. . ; f
for my children , and 1 fee ] CJ3peclal1. ! ' ;
grateful for the benefit derIved. , . ,
"Milk does not , agree with either ' "
child , so to time eldest , aged tour and
one-halt years , I gIve Postum with
plenty oC sweet cream. It agrees with
her splendIdly , regulating ] her bowels )
perfectly although she is at ! a . , constipated
"For the : youngest , aged two and
one.haIr rears : , I use one-half Postum
and one.hall skimmed milk. I have
not gIven any medicine since the
children . began usIng Postum , and . ;
I they enjoy every drop oC It. tJ
"A neIghbor If mIne Is gIving POgo
hun to her baby lately ] weaned , with
splendid ] results. The little fellow Is
thrIvIng famously. " Name given by
Postum Co" , Battle Creek , MIch. t
Postum agrees perfectly with children - \
ren and supplies adults wIth the hot
invigorating , beverage In place of cor-
fee. Literally ) ] thousands of Americans
have been helped out at stomach and ' i I
nervous dIseases by leavIng oft cof
fee and using Postum Food Cotree.
Look In pkg. for the little book , "Thfi
Road to Wellville. "