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Caiirornia. Illinois. „ "
Successful Administration of Gov- j
ernor Ma goon.
Tmr as r W««a*'.nn« ' Correspondent of The Tribun* ]
Havana, November 25.
TV •visitor to <~uha at This time ran scarcely
realize that the Island has Just passed through
a practi'-al revolution, and that only a few
irwks! ago it was on the verge of civil war,
tad ?rar.:!<~ appeal* "were made by the insular
lUMisment for the prompt landing of American
rorrs to prevent fighting and massacre. To-day
0)1 peaceful. Commerce, Industry, society and
C the artivities of the community proceed as
•Srugh there had never been a ripple on the
rarfare of affairs, and as though Cuba Übre
tad aj-vays been also Cuba Paclfica. In parts
of the city, and In the country about it.
eww trares of the ravages of the hurricane are
rt2 vlsibie. but the tempestuous passions of man
have passed and left no mark. There Is much
political discussion at the cafes ar.d clubs, as
when was There r.ot in any country of Latin
America* But there could be no greater ■take
lhar. to tak<» seriously such idle vaporings. There
er* some Irresponsible Americans here who love
to inculg* in "till talk" and to tell what Amer
ica is or is not goi.-.g to do, and of course there
ere always Cubans who are ready to reply with
easily irresponsible declarations of what Cuba,
will cr trffi noi do. But not thus ■ the current j
of political affairs directed.
The ehKf credit for this peaceful state of
affairs is d-.je to the provisional government, and
npedtlly to Governor Magoon. who eeems to
b» repeating in Cuba the marked success which
hf achieved a: Panama. So Colonel G~rgas re
peated at Panama the success which he achieved
la Cuba The one's work is in polities, the other's
»in sanita?i<"n. Which is the more important
zr.ipht serve as a pretty subject for debating
c!"-h«!. Which is the wcrsp. insurrection or yel
tar jack? Whatever the answer. Governor
Slaeoon's fir.** blending cf diplomacy and mas-
Wry s^ems to be as effective with the revolu
i!'-r.:!-*s p.* CokraeJ Goreas's drains ar.d dL«ln-
Seetasta were writh the Stegomyia. It ran be
eaid without hesitation, and it should be said in
Jastice to this valuable public servant, that
Governor Magoon has won the high regard and
the full confidence of the great majority of the
Cuban people. Th<* Liberal party, leaders, rank
and file and newspaper organs, are unanimously
enthasiastic !n his supix)rt_ I iliink I may say
that the thoughtful leaders cf the Moderate
3,arry have equal esteem for him, and the rar.li
*nd file of tr.at party are rapidly being won over.
Of course, his policy, which Is that of Secretary i
Tafi and of President Roosevelt, is» not welcome
to then-, when it involves turning Moderates out |
cf office am' putting- Liberals in. But they re- i
■lize iha: It Is inevitable, and also that it Is just.
The fact Is, and it may as well be spoken
Plainly, that the last year of the Palma adminis
tration was marked with gross and arbitrary
injustice. No corrupt motive, nor, indeed, any
bet •::• bighesi and mast patriotic, should br»
heputed to Toruiia Estrada Palma. He doubtless
did wh&l he thought was best and, indeed,
essential f r *.hf> welfare of Cuba. But he made
a cr«at mistake. The first three y^ars of his ad-
EinistratSoa wore admirable. H« divided ap
petetawnts fairly between Moderates and Lib
erals »?.<! scrupulously refrained from ary in
terference by the national government in mv-
Bicij ..'. affairs Rut!: parties wer*» satisfied, and
•- rady he had maintained that policy there
would have h*»*n no revolution. Unfortunately,
ia his fourth year. h« adopted another policy.
H* turned th* Liberals out unsparingly and filled
*h fc :r r,;-.ir»* v-ith Moderates. Worse still. Lib
eral officials i:: the municipalities were forced
r-".nr -".n and 7h~i- places were filled wi*h Conservf
ath*e«, •••- i all the innuendo of th» national
C'vrnrri'-r.r "vas oied. harshly and arbitrarily, j
* rarry the p*-r.<=-ral elections for th* Moderates.
'• was „n : y human naiur*- f«/r th^ Liberals to
r *foll ai this. Th^y refrained from voting at the 1
eVctiocs. When they saw the election* were in
V decided not by rotes, but by governmental
Relation, and they took up arms. That was the
Rate of affairs when the United States int«»r-
v *r:ed »a<J Berretary Taft came hither. Wh»n
-'•'■■ Taft ask<-.j the inpurg^nt* to disband, he was
I&st wlTh an offer to do so on condition that he
tG '-id ia return give assurances that the unlnw
*-l ar.d arbitrary acts of the Palma adrr.ini?tra- :
'Jon would i«. r^vispd and reveried, that Liberal
•BBSlcipaJitles would be permitted to have the
-'s>ra'. offlneirs of their choice, and that national
"ff.' 0 ." sat Mild *»• eqcitably divided between the
two parties. This counter d«-mand of fh« insur-
Bcsta >.-a> obviously just and r»as<>nabl<». and
S«r< a.-\ raft :<sr«'«><l t" it. He would not. how
*^er. rr.iik*- an immediate "clean Bweep.T but
Pfomlaed to investigate all cases of municipal
*"ORpiaint and to right whatever was found
*TO!:g, Rrlf 3 :t i so „, B ppolnt liberals to Rational
< ffl<»s o> f a^ t as vax-ancie* occurred. This wan
Braerally ?ai!sfactory. though ih«-r<t were a: first
•"in* Llberils srha thought changes w*-n? not
- !:!aiie fast enough ar.d some Moderatea
y b" tnough; they \v*-re being mad.- to.» Cast.
Magoon has "niiuip ha.-^ blowly.r
»n4 has succ*»<ied in carrj'ine «sut the promised
WJcy ir, a v .a;- ihat commanda tht conniience of
| InddentaUjr h^ has reduced the whole num
l* 1 ' of national offloeh.jld»Tß. largely by dropping
**f ceit Ktep will doubtless be the resignation,
*^lher voluntary or, r^ore probably, enforced, of
|j p** "&-r<>v.i scrim" of membera of the Cuban
" On * rea * *l« j cted last year. These were elected
rrt« eovernmental dictation or pressure,
!*• not the free choice of the people. The
ieries" will not be disturbed, since elee-
then w#^re fairly h<-ld. Wh<-n new elec
'" for a new ■■»-.-on<i series" of Congressmen.
« Krrhapu aiw for President, may be held, is
doliated Question. So far as the tran
*-Mty of th«- island is cfir.re.rn-d. they mighi be
J > fo st ni'tr.th. Bat there is something to be
*"*& first which will n'Ht'aaitate p<Jstponement
Continued «a third ymz*-
Disappointment Over Failure to Set
Date for Xerc Elections.
Havana, Dec. 3. — The decree under the upeciflc
authority nf the President of the United States,
by which the seats of all members of the second
series of the Ojban Congress elected In 1905
will be declared vacant. Is to be promulgated in
"The Official Gazette" to-morrow.
Wbila the Liberals are rejolcir.g over the dis
comfiture of the Moderates, considerable disap
pointment !s being expressed at the failure of
the deer a* to confirm the confident expectations
of the Liberals that new elections would be held
next June.
Mr and Mrs. IV. B. Leeds Get
Xewport Estate.
n- Teltsnpti " • Th* TVtbun*
Newport. R. 1., Dec 3 —The most Important
sale of reai estate in Newport since the sa!e of
Yineland 'o H. McK. Twotnbly several years ago
took place to-day, whfr. Rough Point, the New
port estate of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Van
derbllt. was sold to Mr. and Mrs. William B.
Leeds, of New York, who will take possession
of the pla^e nest reason.
Rough Point, which is tax*"! for ?333,30) and
Is one of the show places of Newport, has been
in the market for some time. The Vanderbllts
left Newport about eight years ag<v as the cli
mate did not agr^d with Mr Var.derbilt. Sev
ooked at sjie
place, but It has always proved to be too ex
■e an es-ate.
It is understood that the fjnr discs paid about
?fiOO.<X<o for the place. The property includes
303,519 square feet of land in Bellevue avenue
and on Th- cliffs, on which the stone villa stands,
and 35,147 square feet of land in Lakeview
avenue, where the stables are situated. Rough
Point has been the scene of maoy notable social
affairs and is one of the most richly furnished
houses in Newport.
Mr. ar.d Mrs. Leeds have rented COttagsj hare
■ > years, last year occupying the Drexel
villa, on Od I ' rears ago Fair
:Hwr. the I. Townsend B;:rde". villa.
Lord Roscbcrr/ Talks of the Treaty
of Z'n ion — Trauhlr (her Troops.
Dec. 3 —Mr. Halian», Secretary of
ins for
reorganlsa led recently to remove
a cavalry :•• . 9 »ts Grays, from -
This decision has '-a-us'i'i the gt
ment li :. which was voiced to-night at
a groat meeting of pr itest beld In EJdin
Lord R L the resolat
lr. a vigorous speech. He declared ther
■ thing as unwise frugality. If. I
pake of small economy, the government
going to revi i forces and
animosities long '. «nant In the Scottish nation
lid find the money badly laved. Th^ time
might conn
b nation would
tinned " exau
:.- the benefits received from the
Intone Man Taken, It Is Thought,
to Claim a Fortune.
f By T»ie(?raj-ih To Th« Tribune 1
Middietown, X. v - Dec. 3. — Emil Martini, an
insane inmate of the Middietown State Hospi
•>. was kidnapped m Wednesday last, and is
now believed To be on his way to Germany to
ciaim a fortune left bin by a relative. Mar
tini had general paresis.
On pleasant days the least violent patients
are allowM to walk around the grounds. One
of the walks runs along the public highway.
On Wednesday, as a group of patients, among
whom was -Martini, reached a place near the
highway, a closed carriage, drove up. ■■'A woman
sprang out and beckoned to Martini, who
jumped away from th«- attendant, climbed the
fence, and was thrust into the carriage by th«
The driver Immediately whipped up the horses.
The other patients became so excited that the
attendant could not report the escape for some
ttn,»-. When an effort was made to find Martini
it was (earned that he and two men had taken
a train for New York, a!.' 1 are supposed to have
boarded a steamer the next morning for >;■■
rnany. Jt is said Martin! recently inherited a
fortune from a relative in Germany and that
his preaehce was required to claim it. The
woman who took him away is believed to nave
b«-en his wife. It ia thought that she planned
the entire affair.
Berkeley. CaU L>*-c. 3 — The Berkeley police
v.ere advised yesterday of the disappearance of
I. S. Avarel, first cousin r,t E. 11. Harrimiin.
Avarel is connected with the freight arnr.ei::
of the Southern Pacific Company and has been
missing from his Berkeley home since Saturday
morning, when he went to Oakland to dra.iv
money from the bank to send to his son in
Pan.KU, .
\ mun who said h«- w:i» Charles •**, a broker,
■with offices at No- *>8 Broati street, and living at
No. 1«* Hart Btre«"t. Brooklyn^ was found almost
trv-Kii to death In a doorway ai Uroadway and
£th street early this morning. A patrolman hcju
v hurry call for th* patrol wa«cn. Wirks wus
tr«-Hi«rd' at Koosevelt tioartital, LaU -n hack 10 tUu
:«jlic« station aid iockcU u^i uu v. charge of in
New York.
i Sketches of these new members will be found on page three,)
Supreme Court W ill Xot Interfere
in Steuncnberg Murder Cases.
Washington, Dec. S. — The Supreme Court de
cided to-day the habeas corpus cases of nfoyer,
Haywood and P»ntibone. the representatives of
the Western Federation of Miners, who ar« held
In prison In Idaho on the charge of complicity
in the murder of ex-Governor Steunenberg. ad
versely to the men. The opinion was by Justice
Harkii. The effect of the decision -will be that
the mer will continue to be held in confinement
for trial in Idaho.
Charles H. stayer la president W. P Haywood
ssi ssiiiij trnnsnrnr and George A. Pettibone a
member of the Western Federation of Miners.
They are now in prison In Canyon City, Ida.,
under a charge <>f murdering ex-Governor
Steunenberg of that state, although it was not
charged that they were present when the crime
was committed. The cases came to the Supreme
Court on an appeal from a decision of the Idaho
federal court refusing to grant writs of habeas
The principal point of controversy was the
method by which the Idaho authorities secured
Jurisdiction over the men. All of them are resi
dents of Colorado, and it was alleged on their
behalf that they were kidnapped, in pursuance
of a conspiracy, to which the Governor of
rado and the Idaho authorities were parties, and
hence that Jurisdiction was acquired by fraud.
Justice Harian said that in the habeas
proceedings in the United States courts tha
method of the extradition of the defendants was
BOt material. The merits of the cases were not
Involved, as that phase was not prosecuted.
The only question there involved was the right
of the state courts to proceed with the cases, of
which there could be no doubt.
Justice JfcKenaa delivered a dissenting opin
ion, holding that Mover, Haywood and Pettibone
had a right to Invoke the aid of Che federal
orrect improper methods in securing
their extradition. He «aid that kidnapping
under the law Is no 'fled than when
performed outside the law, where every effort of
authority is used to prevent and punish it
Announcing his decision that th" United States
Circuit Court had Jurisdiction in the habeas ■ or
pus proceedings. Justice Harian aa
Looking first at what was aileged to have oc
curred in Colorado touching the arrest
ncr and y from that state.
Chat anything done there,
however hastily at Inconsiderately done, can be
fed to be in violation of I ■■tution

rnor of thai state haVi
to demand pr
yond that contained in the extradition papers,
and said:
Hla failure 1
i fugi
. urded as un in
fringement of any right of the petitioner under
the Constitution or laws of the United s -
He also said that even if there was fraud in
een no vio
lation of righ's under the Constitution. H-- on-
It is true, as contended by the petitioner, that
if he was not a fugitive from Justice within
the meaning of the Constitution, no warrant; for
his arrest could have been legally Issued by the
Governor of Colorado. [1 is equally true that,
even after the issuing of such a warrant before
his deportation from Colorado, it was competent
for a court federal or state, sitting in that state
to inquire whether h* wt», in fact, a fugitiv*
from justice, and. if found tot to be to dis
charge him from the custody of the Idaho agent
and : reveni his deportation from Colorado.
No obligation was imposed by the Constitution
or laws of the United States upon the agent of
Idaho to bo time the arrest of the petitioner and
so conduct his deportation from Colorado as to
afford him a convenient opportunity, before
some judicial tribunal sitting In Colorado, to
test the question whether he was a fugitive
from justice and as such liable, under the act of
Congress to be conveyed to Idaho for trial
It cannot be contended that the Circuit <'ourT.
sitting in Idaho, could rightfully discharge the
petitioner upon allegation and proof simply that
h« did not commit the crime of murder charged
against him. His guilt or Innocence of that
charge is within the exclusive jurisdiction of
the Idaho state court. The question in the court
below was not whether the accused was guilty
or Innocent, but whether the Idaho <-ourt could
properly be prevented from proceeding in the
trial of that issue upon proof being made in the
Circuit Court of the United States, sitting In
that state, that th.' petitioner was not a fugitive
from justice, and not liable, in virtue of the
Constitution and law;-, of the United States, to
arrest tn Colorado under the warrant of its
Governor, and carried into Idaho.
After reviewing the antecedent decisions, ho
announced that the principles -t forth in them
■'require an nffirmanr" of the judgment ol the
Circuit Court." He .said. In conclusion:
Any investigation as to the motives which in
duced action by the Governors of Idaho and
Colorado would be improper as well as irrele
vant tn the real question to be now determined.
It must be conclusively presumed that those
officers proceeded throughout this affair with
no evil purpose, and with no other motive thurt
to enforce the law.
Plot Forming to Defeat Him for Re-electiou
Allegations Regarding Eis Son.
[Uy TeleKraph lo The Tribune.]
Mitchell, S. !>.. D«e. 3.— Tie Democrats and ntal
wart Republicans made th«-ir first play to-day in
th«* in.- which has been organizing to defeat
United States Senator Gamble for re-election,
Chairmari Wenter, of the Democrats, alleges that
Senator Gamble has been receiving from the gov
ernment Jl.-* SO annually for his son. Ralph, as Sen
ata conunittee clerk, but that ti.e young man is a
'-tuuVr.t at Princeton and has no duties In Walsh
i itfton Thy Senate blue book Is offered as evi
rfJri«« The Senator la further .-harßed with lacit
?,f «vrrDiuhy with the stat.' platform. It is the
lin^drmT" Of Insurgent Republicans, wh.. ar«
fa Joniroi m ««"«! Gov2mor-*l«:t Crawford to the
r .1 C\ tn-S-nator Kittred«e. who wanti i OamW«*a
1 i a.nv oowt. Ulievc „.-.. can def^» the
31 en Killed at Foot of Deep P. R. R.
Shaft in Isms* Island City.
Three men were killed and one other so seri
ously hurt that his death was seemingly only a
matter of hours In the Pennsylvania tunnel
under the East River last evening. Twelve
others required medical aid at the scene, and
two of them had to be taken to the hospital
with the dying man.
The fatality was caused by a box containing
about one hundred pounds of giant powder tak
ing fire, a terrific explosion following, which
killed or injured all the men in the tube near
by at the time.
SCHMIDT. BtaiMß? twenty-three years old. unmar
ried, of Oakland ll— Brooklyn, a laborer
STfDIVIV.i. Frank, thirty years old. a .V«»ro rock
driller, of 154 th street, between First and Pleasant
WOREfiES. John. twenty-two years old. a Polish
laborer, of North 6th street. Brok'.yTi
BOXXEH. Robert, tiventy-four years o!<l. a Negro rock
driller; base of skull rrmhed In: will di*.
Bi'BXKR, rharlH, No. 101 West l»*«i street. NeXT".
rook dr'.iler; lacerated about head and right arm torn.
COTTON", James, twenty-seven years old. of No. 422
East 12 4th street. Manhattan, contusions of body:
lioth eanlrums burst.
EAOEX, I<anl«l. tw«>nty-rlv<». No. 302 East 49th atnet;
slightly hurt.
GORHM.VN. ■William, foreman of the gang, of No. 6SO
fVt-ndover avenue. Tin Bronx, lacerations at head
and body; Ttlril to St. John's Hospital.
HOSBT, Patrick, tWßty-aiaa years old. of No. I*3o
Second avenue; scalp torn, left thigh torn.
JENKINS, Charle». Nes?rr>. twenty-seven years bW, of
Front and Titreon streets. Long Island City; bruised
and cut about body.
JORDAN. John, thirty-seven years old. a X»*ro. of
No stt V\'«»«t 3d street: fracture of the. right knee
■ :ip. lacerations and contusions of body.
SPILLANO. Clwrtaa forty-nve. No. 249 East 56th street;
burned about body.
SMITH. MIKE, twenty-one years old, of No. 8T North
<(th street. Brooklyn: fracture of left arm, lacera
tion of thiffha; taken to St. John's Hospital.
VIZIXETTO, Tony, ty-atal year* aid. of Jackson
avenue. Long Island City; Internal Injuries. body
and head oat and bruised: taken to St. John's Hoa
.- pltaU . - - . v... ■-• - -- r*~
ST VDDICK. John, twenty-run*. No. 108 Dopant street,
Brooklyn:- cut and braised by flying: weight on chest
and head.
The explosion occurred close to the shaft
which was sunk between the Long Island Rail
road depot and the river, for the purpose of
taking out rock and earth. It happened back
of the air lock, and the men working under the
river were unharmed.
The tube is being worked both ways from
this shaft, which runs down seventy-five feet.
Out under the river the shield is being pushed
slowly toward Manhattan, while to landward
the men are working toward the gang which is
advancing from the East avenue shaft toward
the river. As nearly as could be learned last
night the box containing the giant powder which
exploded stood not far from the bottom of the
shaft and toward the land side.
What caused the powder to explode could not
be learned last night positively, but some of the
injured said that a spark had fallen into the can
containing it. The first known of the fatality
on the surface was when calls were sent from
the temporary emergency hospital inside the in
clnsure for ambulances from St. John's Hospital.
How much injury was done to the workings is
not known, though 11 is said not to have been
he foreman, was sought for by the
police after the ■ - ment, but when It was
found he had been taken to the hospital no a-
res ... made. Th" police say arrest •'
made 'his morning.
Shoots Himself in Allegheny, and Publicity
Suppressed in Pittsburg.
[By Tfcl-£rap!i :o The Tribune. l
Pittsburg. Dec. 3. — became known here to
night, that Linford L. Dilworth had committed
suicide by shooting himself in the head. Every
effort is being made to keep the facts from the
public Frank Rldgeway. director of public
safety, hae asked that no word of the suicide be
published tn Pittsburg papers, "because of the
wealth and prominence of the family." and he is
being obeyed. Dil worth shot himself in Alle
gheny, and was brought to the home of his
brother. John C. Dilworth, where he died later.
The Con Tier says he will have all the facts in
the rase to-morrow, and will insist that they be
made public.
Dilworth was fifty years old and wealthy.
He was a member of several well known clubs
in New York and Pttta org
; Indians Capsized by Squall Can? to Up-
turned Boat in Vain.
WiartoTt, Ont., Dec. 3. — Six Indians of the
: Cape Croker reserve were drowned on Saturday
afternoon last in McGregor Harbor, almost
i within sight of their home* They were return
; ing from work when their boat was capsized
j by a squall Three clung to it. but soon perished.
I By TVle*raph lo Tht Tribune. 1
I Berryville, Va.. Dee ".— Colont-l Edwin a.
i Stevens, of Hoboken. >»"• J-. who has eat ill
; with pneumonia at the home of his wife's
! mother here since la3t Friday, continues i:. a erit
i leal condition. He is being attended dby a local
j physician and a physician from Hoboken. who
j was summoned by telegraph. Th.- following
j bulletin was issued from his bedside this after
Temperature. 101; respiration. .'■* pulaa, UN ;
| condition, satisfactory.
All of the members of the Stevens family are
i now here, having been hurriedly summoned by
! telegraph.
We make pure wines «md Mjiu.ti them t.uturally.
' H. T. i •••»•.- & sVos «.u.. lib k ulton St.. Sew fork.
— Advt.
r. N. BRT*MM.
Short Session, \\ hich Promises To Be Full of Important
Business, Begins
Platt and Depew in Their Seats — President Sends in Nommatioitt —
Resolutions on Case of Negro Troops.
f?*r*>TTi the Trfhun» Bonatn-l
"Washington. Dec. 3.— Precisely at noon to-day
the gavels of the Vice-President of the United
States and the Speaker of the House fell in
the chambers over which they respectively pre
side, and the short session of the 59th Con
grass came to order. There was the usual throng
of visitors in gallery and corridor, the usual
handshaking and congratulation on the floors,
the hum of conversation which in both bodies
rose like the echo of a great reception, and then
all was silence save for the voices of the chap
lains, who pronounced the usual brief prayers.
All the morning the Capitol had been the
Mecca of strangers in Washington, while Con
gressmen from the four quarters of the Union
steadily wended their way up. Capitol Hill,
many coming afoot, some in streetcars and a
few in carriages. Many of the visitors remained
outside the big building for a while, watching
the arrivals, but the strong west wind and over
cast sky made outdoor observation unpleasant,
and as the floors of the two chambers gradually
tilled up the gayly dressed crowd, composed
largely of women, thronged the galleries, where
many were unable to secure seat?.
Only the most formal business was transacted
in the two houses. It had been agreed that the
House should adjourn out of respect to the mem
ory of the four members who have answered
their last rollcal! since the previous session
ended, the reading of the President's message
being deferred until to-morrow. Th© Senate
transacted only the business essential to con
vening. About 1 o'clock both houses adjourned
until to-moi
Considerably before noon, members of th 9
Senate began to gather in their chamber, and
immediately groups were formed in which the
results of the election, the political situation in
the various states and other topics were dis
cussed Senator Platt was early in his seat, and
the Vice-President, looking taller and straightor
than ever, who followed the aged Senator into
the chamber, went forward and welcomed him
back to Washington. A few moments later Sen
at or Depew came in. and was immediately sur
rounded by his colleagues, who congratulated
him on his appearance and the evident recovery
of his health. Senator Aldrtch entered the
chamber Just behind Senator Foraker, and the
two immediately engaged in an earnest conver
sation. Senator Spooner went over on the Dem
ocratic side and chatted with Senators Black
burn. Daniel and others. As' Senator Crane en
tered the room some one remarked: "Here
comes the bridegroom.' ar.d the Senator from
Massachusetts blushing!? accepted the congrat
ulations which were showered on him. Senator
Allison was particularly missed, but Tie Is ex
pected to return in a few weeks.
Just at noon the Vice-President called the
Senate to order and Chaplain K.xT« made th*
prayer in the presence of ar. almost full cham
her. a decidedly unusual occurrence. After the>
calling of the roll, to which seventy-five mem
bers responded. Senator AHee announced the
presence of his newly elected colieasjue. Mr. r>.j.
pnnt. who was then sworn in. After the adop
tion of the usual resolutions providing for not!-
flcatirn of the President anl the Hotjse, meet
ing at noon, etc.. Senator Penrose sprung a sur
prise by offering a resolution calling en the
Preside for full Information regarding th»
dismissal of Comp.-tr-.fes B, C and D. of the 2T)th
In^mtrv Senator Foraker offered a substitute
an.i both vent over.
Before the commi;tef n.pj>rsir.te.i to inform the
President that the Srr.a*^ was in session could
reach the White House, the Executive, taking it
for granted thai '.he upper Hous» would be on
time, seal in a iarso number of nominations, in
hiding the Cabinet change which have been
scheduled for some ttrr.e pa3t. After a recesa
of ten minutes U> permit the President's secre
tary to reach the Capitol, the nominations were
brought in ar.d Senator Cullom moved that the
Senate pro<'ee»l tc th- consideration of executive
business, to the- extreme disgust of the wowa
in the galleries 1 , some- of whom made remark 3
about the age I Senator which would have over
whelmed him with a sense of h.U lack of <••.
lantry couM he have heard them.
Speaker Cannon was s^ p U*d with a. round of
applause when rrn entered th^ House chamber.
A smile of acknowledgment lit up his face as he
heM his left hand suspended in the air for a
tnorrent. and then, as the gavel descended with
a resounding wha-k. the confusion and hubbub
of a moment before subsided as if by magic, an i
th« Specter announced In cri.sp tunes tht* op«-n
»ns of the second session cf the 39th Congress.
Vn hour before the session begun rcvrr.bt.Ts
■were gathered on the f.oor, and the scene was
one of great animation, a-s all were chatting and
rent-wins their frit nil ships of last yea* Many
of them had a a r '" a ' deal to tell about what
happened hi the summer, when they went home
to n.aUe their fight for reelection. The hap
piest were those who wer^ receiving congratula
tions of course, but in th>* seneral reunion ther,?
seemed to be no difference between those wha
had lost and those who had won. "Farmer*
Tiv t:oia * lii.i I.ab«-l Kuia Soerrte* if'eia-
Bi^nii Liaportisßj Co.. New Vork.— AtJvt.
■ •
"vTad.sworth. of »\v York: tacex tsf Irrwrn:
Grosvenor. Babcock and others wh» are to re
tire at the end of this term were seen chatting 1
anci Joklrq- with other members, as if failmg to
be re-elected to* Congress was not the worse
thing in the world, anyway.
General Grosvenor, of Ohio, "Old Figures," aa
he la sometimes called, whose long term la Con
gress ends with this session, was chipper and
smiling and wore a bright red carnation In Ms
coat lapel. The flowers worn by the "7(>£ Cower
brigade." as some of the leaders have been
called, through their fondness for flora! decora
tion, were in fact th° ocly blooms in evidence,
as the House by enactment has dor;e away with,
th«» practice of allowing flowers to be placet! on
the desks of members. A feature of the open
ing day's session was the round of applause
given to Delegate Frank Was'*?y when he aro<M»
from his seat to be sworn in as the first man
Congress has admitted from the Terrlrory nt
Waiting for President's Jlessags — ■
Californians Fear Cheap Labor.
f Prom ihe Trthur» Rur^an. I
Washington! Deo. 3»— The most widely anil
earnestly discussed subject among members of
both Houses of Congress to-day war? the as*
called Japanese question. Whil*» they asasai
earnestly on the subj^'t among: themselves, anil
to newspaper c<>r respondents on the condition
that they were not to he quoted, most of th-*
conservative members declared that it would bo
unwise to say anything fur publication, Off ;.-»
hearing what the President had to say In Mi
message and the purport of the special report of
Members of the California delegation talked
somewhat more freely. They described the un
fortunate condition of the San Frar.risco schools.
due to the earthquake and fire, which !ed to tha
segregation of the Japanese pupils, discussed;
the lack of home ties of the Japanese tn th!a
country, and talked fluently about many unim
portar.t detaHsL When pir:r.ed down to the- facts,
however, they declared emphatically the unalter
able determination of the people »>f California
never to accord social equality to the Japanese.
saying it would be as impossible to do so as to.
Induce the Southern people to grant such equal
ity to the Xesrces, who are actual citfc:es&.o£
the United States. Some members of th« dele
gation said, however, that they believed, th*
people o? their state would b«* amenable to rea
son even in this respect i* they were convtace<S
that a sacrifice of their own interests was es
sential to the welfare of the entire nation.
The California members also asserted that
they feared the ultimate competition c* Jap
anese labor. They said that Just n-~>w there was
a great demand fr>r labor, and their state cou!£
absorb all that came from Japan or ' vher«; i
but should there be a recurrence r>{ hard tfcre«»
with a considerable percentage of iab«ir out of
employment ar.d wasr^s low. it would be tap<s»
sible to protect Japanese* workmen tr^ra wbtt»
men who were out of work, and th«*y cotiM i ■> -■■•»-
s">e in th<» steadily increasing ir.Snx of Japanese
only a serious menace, likely in the future to
result in outrages, ar.d precipitate trouble- ■wftl»
Representative Kahn, of California. sal? h»
; did not think The California delegatinn wjuld
= tak-» Immediate steps to push any legislation af
: ffcttng the Japanese. He said th<» '! "legation
; probably would hold a meeting within t\vow»fts
' to discuss the situation, ar.d would act v a
■ unit !n case it was iteciiied to urge thepaasajw
' of special measure. Two Japanese exclusion,
! bills. on»» hy Ropr^iit-ntativts McKlnley aad th»
' other by Representative flayc3. of Caiifornta.
! are now pending in Congress.
Some of the most conservative Seaaror* tosis:
' that all discussion «>f th? Japancno question to
the pre^s is unfortunate antl uripatrintic. They
admit that th«> situation la extremely Hl>-»'-.
nr.i declare that th»* State Departmeztt should
I be" left unhampered by politicians and isa priest
i to work out a satisfactory sohitlon of th« pr-'B-
Anxlety t..> team what thf> Pre^i'lt'rit lias riid
! on this subject in his raessaffe la I'Q!
i the Californiana insist that they will w.»r'i ci n
i sistently and perslstenUjr tn create public aenU
i tner.t in favor of a Japanese exefuaton 'a*, not
i as a measure of. offence asu^.wt Japan, but as a
' method of protecting American Übcr and m*i*~
tainins tho high wacea which American work*
j mvn now enjoy.
A cabL* liisnatch from Honolulu .to the e«^t
that among the Japanes* who nave recently
landed there «w* imrnisranta. as well -i* th ■**
dfatlnfil for that point, '•picked m^n with ■*-
iLary experience" have been found, created some
excitement this evening, but it was soon pointed
out that wiih- a great army recruited aj> to »
war atandartl it was only natural lhat many
mert should b* tr.f.at-.-td «Mif uf the service, an
doubtless some v-f tßea • es-swMlers T.erij enl
jrra:i:is tt> Hawaii. Sach a eoursa ne4. t>
ihyte familiar win the situation la 'nimaj en-

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