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No 14,902. WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1900-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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LATTER'S CAPIURE IS EXPECTED Sharp Encounter Near Reitfontein With Viljoen's Command. 1RITISII LOSS WAS HEAVY LONDON, December 1.-The Evening Standa reports that a great light is in progress between General Knox and Gen cral DeWet near Rouxville, in the south S!stern extremity of the Orange River tdony, and that the capture of General De \et is considered imminent. The :irst dispatch from G-n. Kitchener ;n his capacity of commander-in-chief of the llr:iish forces in South Africa is da'e1 1:tmfonteir. November 31, and confirms -;he reports of fighting between Gen. Pilcher :and Gen DeWet. as cabled November 19, zznd adds the latest repurts-that Gen. Knox is in toucn with Gen. DeWet's force near Tatfe:berg, twelve milcs north of Bethulie W range River colony): that the Boers at 1aeked Boshof November 2, and renew'd the attaok November 29. and were repulsed - wit bout Bri. ih i,oss. '; n. KittcI, ir also reports, that Novem lJr 2-"i Gen. Paget wos fighting with the 1lja 1, and Erasnms c-mn,ands, and that h d Irve th!I B rs to a position in the vi intofRII'Montein. TIhe British casualties were heavy. Col. IJI. 'I and live other oitlicers were wounded, tive mnii were kiiled and fifty were ,\ionded. % (ANADIANS O T SIGHTSEEING. Rercied at the Manistion House by the Lord Mayor. 1.t)NDON. Decnibir 1.-During a course o- signhtseing in the mitripolis 0 day the n -ibirs of th Royal Canadian coingent of troips were received at the Mansion l use by tie lord mayor and corporation. ]I;, 1-rdship expr ssed the high nonor he . It at entertaiining a regiment "whose ,-rvi is tip the enpire were so great that I I; hail been ackoiwli dg-d by the queen's lips, the liigh,-st iiir which could be I, t-,we,d on r, turning troops." -it"ant 4ou.iw-i Btuhan gracefully ac kn wedgd th hertin is,f th,- recept,in S'anadias vry where in England. NOW IN Jt RUS MANDS. 1 b,,e of the lounn 'Murder 'Irial at R4ack% ille. .1:0 11i*imiih t-, Thm Evening Stnr. f 'Kl.l V1E. .Ald., Di-ember 1.-Testi in i.in the tial of Junes II. Hawkins, lin tii-d fir the muider of John A. Young at Clairkshirg last July, w%as concluded in the circuit c-irt litre this m.,riing,-and after about three h,urs of argument by culisel, -was given to the jury. The defendant went upon the stand this nirning. He apllearel nervous, but made a vtry g--d witness. He admitted having struck Y-,ung, as testified to by the wit ness-s for the prosecution, but stated that he did n-t do so until he became afr;ud that Young would cut him, as he had the rep>ulation of doing violent things when unlr the influence of-liquor. Hawkins swre that Young cursed and abused him, but that he (HawKins) did nut eurse Young or use the language toward him as stated by the witnesses for the state. Witness de ni-l saying as he struck Young "I'll kill Su. The defense also placed upon til tnand several witnesses, who swore that Y,uig was regarded in the Clarkswirg vi:iriity as a dangierous man when unidvr thie influence of liqtuor. witness-s who stated that they had ne':er heard o,f Young as a dlangerous muan, ai thi-ugh they had known him for years. IIELGIA'S RU'DDER DISABLED. Hiammborg-An.eric*an Liner HIove to at Sea for Repmulrs. Ol'EHENSTOWVN, December1.--The Cunard Urne steamer L'mbria, from New York No iember 21 for Liverpool, which arrived h2re today, reports having passed, November 2'a. in latitude 51 north andi longituide 2ii wept, the Hamburg-American line steamer Brtigia, whIch left Hamburg November 24, biund fo -i Blatimore. Tne Belgia had 51tpjl i fo * the purpose of repairing her ruidder, wi *h had become disabled, but It was eie t i that she would proceed on the tf,>u>wing day. MIR. KRtItGER LEAVES PARiS. nmall Crowid Around His Hotel Cheers as lie Starts. PAltS,. Docembier 1.--Mr. Kruger left the litel Smribe at 1:10 p.m. today in a closed caurriauge, surrounded by a squnadron of 0o1uted municlial guarls. The crowd wh~ich galther d about thle hotel was dlecid a vCn mall compared with the sizie of those '.hi-h greeted Mir. Kruger a week ago. The i or le ader was cheered as lie drove away. . miniginlg his hat from t.he landau window Thue Bier committee which accompanied \ir. Krug.r to the station will go as far as I>. Frien-h bur ler. The sp;eirmil trini with Kruger on boa,trd e arted for Cologne at 1:40. p. - l:EItLIN, Dccember 1.-An official of the fi r.-in o)ffie info)rmed the correspondent of th" Asmoeiated Press today that it was no ..ed late yesterday evening that Mr. Kru ger will arrive here Tuesday. Trhe official admittedJ that Emperor Will.am's traveling lun ms may prevent him from seeing Mr. Kruger. 4.eorge Green Knoek. Out Phil. WA N FRANCiSCO, December l.--George tieen knocked out "Soldier" Phil Green in :e sixteenth round of what was to have Men a tw enty-round bout before the Na Linal Athletic Club. Except In the last 'w rounds the contest was a tame affair. I '* Philadelphia Mint Output. P'H1LADELPHIA, December 1. -- The ~ nited States mint executed during Novem.. e-r 12,355,000O coins, valued at 32,254,458.14. Oif this 3116.338.14 was of gold', and was for the government of Costa Rica. The rest was In American silver, nickel and cop ier. T he value of silver coin.s was $1, in,000 and of base metal 3230,120). Memabers of Arbitration Court. 4 STOCKHOLM, December 1.-Olivecr.ona, a Swede, formerly assessor of the high court. and Gram, a Norwegian, formerly a minis ter of state, have been appointed members of the international court of arbitration a: The Hague. *Author of "Dooley" Stories Sick. CHICAGO, December 1.-F. Peter Dunne, author of "Philosopher Dooley" stories, is at St. Luke's Hospital In this city, with typhoid fever. The physicians at first be lieved he had pneumonia, but today chang ltheir diagnosis, anid stated that Mr. lnna is not now in a dangerous anndition. WARSHIP TO BE SENT Morocco Will Have to Pay In demnity. REPARMION FOR EZAU'S MURDER Consul General Gummere Going to Sultan's Court. TO SEEK ADJUSTMENT The Department of State has recently again had under consideration the case of Marcus Ezagui. a naturalized citizen of the United States. who was foully and brutally murdered at Fez on June :1, 1900. Mr. Gummere, the consul general of the United States at Tangi,r, was directedl some time since to present a claim for .in demnity in behalf of the widow of the deceased, amounting to .5,II. because the government of Morocco apparently evincd no disposition to punish the culprits who were known or to otherwise offer repara tion for the crime. Morocco's Claim. In answer to Mr. Gummere's presenta tion of the claim that government set up as a bai the provisions of article XV of the Maurid convenaon of July ;, 1-0, which relates to the return to Morocco of a nat uralized citizen of that origin, and says that in case he shall remain for a length of time equal to that which shall have been regularly necessary for him to obtain such naturalization, he shall choose between en tire submission to the laws of the empire and the obligation to quit Morocco, unless his naturalization shall have been acquired with the consent of the Moroccan govern ment. The point that the government of Moroc co sought to raise and enforce was that, in asmuch as the murdered man had resided in Morocco for five years, the time within which it was necessary for him to live in the United States before naturalization could be legally procured here, he tnereby came within the purview ol article XV and his government was estopped from tr2ating him as a citizen; in other words, that his temporary residence for business or other purposes in Morocco for such specitied period vitiated , s acquired allegiance and reinvested him with that which he had voluntarily and legally assumed. Unreanonable Interpretation. Thib was thought to be a harsh and un reasona: le construction of the treaty pro vision cited, and certainly not within keep ing of its letter and spirit. Moreover, it was one, too, that had never been assented to by the government of the United States. or by any other of the sig natory powers to that convention. so far as was known. It meant. in plain words, that n. government could enforce its rights or protect its citizens, the case aris:ng, and that all that was necessary to defeat the ends of justice or to absolve Morocco from any obligation of responsibility was to 1-er mit such foreigner to peaceably rcside In Morocco for a given period and declare the tr eaty provision in question as deterim;nIng his political status. Naturally, the govern ment of the United States could not assent to any such construction in the present in stance. Moroccos Claim DiSputed. The treaty, it is held, invests Morocco 'With no such power. Only the returning naturalized citizen shall choose which of the alternative propositions he shall accept. In case he had been permitted to remain within Moroccan jurisdiction without any intimation that his residence was unduly prolonged, undesirable or his presence in imi, al to the cause of good government In Morocco, who shall say after a great wrong or injury has been committed that it lies in the power of Morocco to declare herself blameless and escape responsibility? Cer tainly not Morocco herself, it is contended. While it may be argued that if Ezagui were living he might be required to adopt either alternative of the trcaty, yet It can hardly be claimed with any degree of for e or reason, It Is said, that because he may have been r(tuired to- submit to the laws of Morocco or quit the country, Morocco can be relieved from the obligation that rests with every government to punish crime committed wi,hin its jurisdiction, or in default thereof, to make full aid prop r reparation to the person iniurLd. Cou d any government in justice to its interra tional rights or in defcrnse of those guar anteed to its citizens, it is asked. s and and see one of them brutally murdered a!d admit that it had no right to comp'ain? Unquestionably the residence alone, it is maintained, does not of itself decide the question between the resurnption, of the citizen's otiginal allegiance and that of his obligation t quit Morocco. Nor is it int the power of Morocco under the treaty to so declare unless It can be shown that 'or good and sufficient reasons she sought to enforce literal interpretatuon of thle treaty after a given perIod. This she cannt do in the case of a man who, being murLdered, is thereby prevented from mak ing th~e choice allowed by the treaty. Going to tihe Sultan's (Court. In view of the fact that no representa tIve of the government of the United States has1 for sine years visited, the sultan's court at Morocco city, the present has been thought to be a littitng occasIon to send Mr. Gummere there, with full power to close the case of the murdered man and the other claitns that have been pending aga:nst the govertnment of Morocco. These have lately been under discussion between the authori ties at Tangier and Mr. Gummere, but without definite result. It is the btate De-I partment's wish that an end be put to these matters, as well as that a guarantee be given that will prevent a repetition of the incidents that called tuem forth. The dispisition of the govt rnment Is en tirely frietndly, but It feels that in treating the cases at Tangier, sucia consideration as they deserve has neither been given them nor Mr. Gtummere in their friendly discus sions, and the sultan alone has power to adjust them, which it Is thought he will do. Waruhip Ordered to MIorocean Waterm. It has accord'ingly been arranged between the Department of State and the navy that a man-of-war shall be placed at the dispo sal of Mr. Gummere and suite to convey him to Mazagab, the point nearest to Mo rocco city, and await his future movements In Moroccan waters. The ship will be or dered to Tangier at once and Mr. Gummere will be directed to avail himself of its~ pres ence for his transportation and return. BIG JUMP IN PRICE OF SALT. Federal Company Has Got a Corner on the Output. SAN FRANCISCO, Decemlber 1.-The Chronicle says: The price of salt to the trade will jump from 95 cents to $2 a b'ag today. The Federal Salt Company has ac Quired complete control of the salt industry in Alameda cojunty and of the entire output west of the Rocky mountain.. D. E. Skinner, president, and A. S. White, a dIrector of the National Salt Company, which controls (he output east of the MIs sissippi river, have been on the coast some time, and, it Is stated, have bought up the small concerns or contracted for their out put for five years. and consolidated them with the Federal Salt Company, which is THE COMING SiESSION Doubtful if All Can Be Done That Has Been Outlined, TACTICS OF [B]TEUCTION UNLIKELY Many Matters Whose Consider ation Cannot Be Rushed. CONGRESS MEETS MONDAY It is doubtful whether all can be done at this sessi;n of Congress that has been out lined. This Congress has shown, at its fIrst session, that it is capable of disposing of Lusilness in-re rapidly than has been the pn:ctice in other Congresses, but what has br en the prigiam for th,s winter would oe a good deal for a long session, considering the character of the measures proposed. Congress assembles Monday under condi tions of peculiar interest. Not only are both branches of Congress and the execu tive in control of the republicans, as they were at the opcenng of this Congress and the (.ongrcss before, but a new term of four years for the executive has been voted that party, and its policies. every branch of which was discussed in the campaign. nave received public san, tion. The measures upon which it is proposed to act this win ter, if poss,ble, are not new, but are such as were under consideration before the is sues of the recent presidential campaign were made up. The party in power may be warranted, therefore, in assum.ng that the election of It3 President by an increased majiority and the coniA,erable increase of its strength in both tie House and Senate of tle next Congress is aii indorsement of all that ig ured in the recent campa:ga as party mcas ures. The attitude of the minority party is as well indicated now as it u.-uaihy is at this stage, and it does not appear that an obstructive policy is contemplated. In defd, there is little temptation to adopt such a policy, since its only result --ou,d be to postpone for a few months or, per haps, to f( ree in extra session of Congre.s, the responsibility for which would rest upon those who caused the obstruetion of business. There may be some individual persoual grieaices which will lind expres sionl inl excessive opoos.ticin to measures plop)osed, but there is no indication of a general policy of obstructioll. Already at Work. The business ,f C',ngiss will be ready as soon as the two hius-s are ready to take it up. The Presideit's n,sage, which will be an hit eresting and inplrtan. 1cument, and exhaustive in its treatimi-nt of the questions of the h,or, is expected to be transmitted to (Congress on lte day of its meetig. The ri ad.ig i tis message will probably be all the work of that (day, an adjournment on account of the death (if Senators Gear and Davis being taken im mediately at the conclusion of the reading. The business of the session will begin on the following day, and it is expected to be pressed with energy until the time of the holiday recess, which recess will probably be unusually short. The rmmittees of the House on appr priations, military affairs and rivers and harbors are now at work upon the legisla tive appropriation bill, the army bill and the river and harbor bill, respective:y, and the Senate commerce committee will get to work at once on the shipping bill. The legis:at've bill will be ready by the time the Houre Is ready to take it up, and the army and the river and harbor bills will fo:low in quick succession. In the HousE the o:e-margarine bill is a special order P1 the Ho-se for the 6th of December, and the Nictragua canal bill is a special order In the Senate for the 10th. The Work Outlined. The work that is laid out for the session is prodigious. The fourteen appropriation bills wnic.i must be acted upon involve almost work enough for a short session, but in addition to these m;iy important mat ters, some of which will provoke much con troversy, are proposed. It is intended to p:ss the Nicaragua canal bill if possible; also the ship subsidy bill and the bill reducing the war revelitle. The army bill In s me form must bs passed, and it has been determinel In advance that there must be a river and har' or bi. The reapportionmntit bill Is one of the necessary measures, aid a combination is being talked of to force through a lot of puosic building bills w-ich were hung up In the committees durinig the long session preced ing the election. In addition to thes- mat ters, and an infinite number of clamorous small bills of individual and local inter est, which will demand attention from both houses, the Senate has the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, toe reciprocity treaties and some nominations to dispose of In tile ordinary business of the session there will be somne ground for conltention. The river and hlarbor bill always leadis to attemp:s at log rolling, and the measure has to contend with oppositionl from those w ho dio not get v hat they w ant in It, but apart from tils there thre-atens to be some <:ontrouversy over tile purpose oif the com mittee toi dleine the policy of Congress with refeience to the M.ssissippi river improve ments, and to mark the line distinctly be tweenl general implrovemients to be under takeii by tihe governme~nt and those to be left to the care of muinicipa.ities. Tile other applroplriatioin bills. except the naval bill, are not likely to excite pro tracted discut-sion. It is proposed by the department, how ever, to greatly Increase the alpprop)riation for the navy, the need for it being apparent in view of our important new possessions and distant interests. This is likely to call forth discussion from that section of Con gress whichl oposes our havinlg remote in terests and vhich will wvant to make a point of the increased cost involved. There will also be some political talk growing out of the armor plate contracts. War Trax Reduetion. The bill to reduce the war revenue tax promises to be a time consumer. The dem ocrats will probably propose that the entire war tax be repealed, and wIll make it a part of their party policy to Insist upon this, the purpose Deing to place themselves In the attitud.e of favoring economy and a reduction of the burdens of taxation, and also to open the way to propose some form of Income tax that may come within the Constitution, If It is found later that more revenue Is needed than the Dingley law produces. Moreover, there Is at present a differenze of opinion among republicans as to how this question of tax reduction should be considered. In the Senate particularly there is a dis position to make as heavy a cut as the government income will bear, at once, In stead of making a cut now and another later oni, as might be con temp:ated in the partial repeal prcposed by the House corn mit eL. Interests which feel that they are not ging to be Included In the cut made by the House committee are going to be clamorous before the Senate, and it Is prob able that there will be many differences to adjust between the bill passed by the House and the one reported from the Senate rinance committee In its place. Increase of thme Army. With reference to the army bill, a very strong.mffort will be made by democrats to avoid a permanent increase of the army at this time, and to bring about Instead an extension of the present law under which the enlarged army Is maintained. Some republicans appear to be in sympathy with by the republicans that will result in the speedy disposition of that tquestion; other wise. the debate will pr4babiy consme con siderabIe time, without quite reaehing the point of absolut-e obstruction. * The Shipping Bill. Unless it turns out at the very beginning that enough oppse the measure to render it imprac'icable to force it- through at this session, the hardest and most doubtful fight of the session promises to be over the ship ping bill. There is practically a party oppo sition to this measure A the part of the democrats, though a few democrats will probably support it, and among republicans there is a great deal of talk of opposition to it, and apparently an attempt to organ lze against it. Some republicans who ac cede to the general principle of giving aid to the developing of American shipping base their opposition to the character of the particular proposition made, and declare that no such b-11 can get through Congress. If the bill, as desired by its chief advo cates, is found to be deficient in support, the matter may be settled by a compromise on a substitute measure, on which the ma jority party can be practicaLy united; but still the accomplishm-nt of this is likely to consume more time than can well be spared at a short session, and the meas ure will have to contend with that sort of ol,position which comce from men who, v,hile declaring their approval of the prop osition, advise its poV,ponement until a more convenient time ntxt Congress. The fact that the bill has niot yet been passed through either house, and that, therefore, there is no work done on it by this Con greEs, which would havv to be gone over again by the next, may prove an argument in favor of the suggesti4:l of postponement. The Nicarngoa Canal. If the Nicaragua canal fails it will not be through direct open opposition to it. A .arge majority In Congress are either hon estly in favor of the construction of this canal or are impelled by the sentiment among their conslituents to seem to favor it. Its chief danger lies in complications on account of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty and the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, and that the time for action is so brief that a little dallying may place it in cenflict with other business which is regarde. as urgent. TREATY WITH NICARAGUA CONVENTION SIGNED BY SECRETARY HAY AND MiNISTER COREA. Exelusive Right to Conatruct and Operate a Canal Granted to the United States. Secretary Hay, for the government of the United States, and Senor Corea. the Nica raguan minister, for his own government, today signed a treaty, by the terms of which the latter government concedes to the United States the rights and privileges within her bestowal necessary for the con struetion of a Nicaraguan canal. This action is taken in anticipation of congressional action upon the pending Nic aagua canal bill and the lay-Pauncefote treaiy. Pending the submission of the doc ument to the Senate, which body must ratify the agreement, Its terms will not be made public. It is understo, -. however, that generally Nicaragua gr 4ats to the United States government 0 , exclusive right to construct and operalle the canal between the Atlantic and Pacific across Nicaragua, including the !ro use of the San Juan river and of Lake Managua as part of the water course. Nicaragua is a,so to rid herself of any outstanding treaties that would tend in any way to abridge the privileges to be acquired by the United States. It Is understood also that Nicaragua concedes to the United States full authority to police the canal. On the other hand, Nicaragua is to re ceive as compensation a certai amount of the securities of the canal construction company, and although it is not possible now to learn the figure set down in the treaty, it is believed to approximate $5, Other International Arrangements. The State Department has already en tered into an arrangement on similar lines with the repliolic of Costa Rica. 'I i was because Costa Rica has establisLed a claim to the right bank of the Ban Juan river. which must of necessity form about a third of the length of the canal, if constructed on the lines which will be suggested by the Walker commission. An understanding has also been arrived at with the United States of Colombia cov ering the same rights and privileges for the Panama route as are conveyed by Nica ragua and Costa Rica in the case of the Nicaragua route. So the State Department has now clea'ed the way for such aclon as Congress may care to take in the case of either of the canal routes, TO FORECAST OCEAN STORMS. Important Innovation of the Weather Bureau. Professor Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather bureau, in his report to Secretary James Wilson, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1900, reviews briefly the operations of the bureau during the year. Professor Moore says: "The forecast service has been strength ened and improved by the extension of the system of observing stations over the West Indies and the Caribbean sea, and by the active co-operation of the meteorological service of the republic of Mexico. The ap proach of all dangerouse tropical storms, the movement of cold waves and the oc currence of killing frosts:and heavy snow were accurately forecast.O An important innovation is promised in the near future, viz, the beginning of spec ial storms forecasts for the north Atlantic 'This step becomes possible by the com pietion of a cable system connecting Lis bon, the Azores and NeW York city. It is proposed to include Bermuda and a num ber of important points on the western coast of Europe in the new system of re ports, and to 'ssue a forecast .of wind force and direction for thydfrst three days of all outgoing steamers, 'and for an equal period for such as place tbrnmselvm in com munication with the burep befose leaving European ports. The original experimen4al wok of the bureau during the year, les confined to an investigation of the possibijities of wireless i.eegraphy as a metho4 of establishing communication between yessels at sea, and exposed poInts along our lake and sea coasts. Satisfactory progress was made in this Investigation, but the~ time is not yet ripe for communicating the details of the work. DEMOCRATIC QUCEE& Representative. CaAled:e Coue Mon day After-nnm.. A caucus of democrats 6L the souse has been called for next Mad afternoon. The pro,posed bill for reorganisation of the army will be the subject of conference. It is understood that many; democrats favor the idea of offering as a substitute for the army reorganization bill a- measure extend ing for two or three years the present tem porary army arrangement. INAUGURAL COMMTTrE CHAIRMAN. -enator Man. It ia Uegav4, WiAN Take Uip the Sahjetit IaremapIu.s Jt is believed that Senlteri Harnna will tke up the eSnin et qelecting a chair man of the in=nEwal comnigtes annSst Imn e.diateig, and tha he wglJo~baM7 have atalkj ith M. M~ a*t h memiber of .h n aalreprnWtcan 4ntee for the "istritp ftClgg on subject AT THE WHITE HOUSE Joseph Manley Can Be Commissioner of Internal Revenue. SOE DOUBT OF HIS ACCEPTAME The President Had a Very-Busy Saturday. SOME OF HIS CALLERS Joseph Manley of Maine will be the next commissioner of internai revenue it he will accept the position. That is a certainty, as intimated in The Star yesterday, and the matter is left entirely to him. His answer ought to be known in a few days. Mr. Manley's name was first suggested to the President yesterday and was referred to at the cabinet session. The mention of his name was favorably received by the cab inet. Mr. Manley has long been prominent in the politics of Maine. In 18!6 he was in charge of former Speaker Reed's candidacy for the republican presidential nomination. U ien the nominating convention met he saw and recognized the drift of sentiment to McKinley. le remained loyal to Reed, but was accused by some of Reed's friends of throwing up the sponge" too early. In the campaign of this year Mr. Manley was equally prominent in his efforts for Presi dent McKinley. le was in charge of re publican headquarters in New York and his work excited favorable comment. There is some doubt whether Mr. Manley wiii ta.e the position. He possesses execu tive ability of a high order. The salary of the office is $',1)0 a year. 'if Mr. Manley does not accept the light will remain open to everybody. West Virginia's Claims. West Virginia will name a candidate if the President thinks he can give the ap pointment to that state. Senator Elkins and Representative Dovenner of West Vir ginia were at the White House today. It is understood that the West Virginia delega tion will refrain from making a light un less they feel Ilhat their claims will receive recognition. This cannot be the case with the p.,sition open to Mr. Manley. The names Df three West Virginia people are talked of. rhey are Gov. Atiinson, Wm. M. 0. Daw son, secretary of state, and James K. Hall. Kentucky stands ready to present the name :f John W. Yerkes, who was republican 2andidate for governor in the last election. Conference With Senator Allison. Senator Allison had a conference with President McKinley this morning. Refer ence was made to legislation at the com ing session. Senator Allison told the Pres [dent it was likely that Congress would ad journ on Monday immediately after be ing called to order, out of respect to the memories of Senators Davis and Gear, who have passed away since the last session. rhe President and Senator Allison agreed that if this Is done the Presidenti .age will not be sent to Congress until Tuesday. Views on Army Reorg&nisation. Representatives Lott Thomas of Iowa and WVesley L. Jones of Wasain;ton were amont the newly arrived members of Congress who called to pay their respects. Regard ng the reorganization of the army Mr. rhomas said: "I think we should have an irmy of from 50,000 to 65,OW, capable of .ncrease to 100,000 for the present at least. It is easier to raise an army than to re luce it. We must have every soldier nec mssary, however, to put down the insurrec ion in the Philippines." On the same subject Representative Jones 5aid: "The army must be large enough to mow these people in the Philippines that we cannot be trilled with and that there is io weakness in this country when it comes o crushing rebellion. After peace has been e(ured and the islands are free from dis )rder I do not want to see any larger army .han absolutely necessary for our needs." A Busy Saturday. The President had a large number of vis tors. During the intervals of callers he &rorked on his message, dictating to Secre :ary Cortelyou or a stenographer. Senator ?roctor cailed with his new colleague, ;enator-elect Dillingham. Senator Platt of liew York, looking improved in health, alied with Representative Payne of New V ork. Other visitors included Senator 3houp, U. S. Grant, Jr., Representatives .irow, Cooper, Daizell and Brownlow, ex kepresentative Guenther of Wisconsin, iow consul general of the United States at rankIort; ex-Representative Finlay of 11aryland. The old employes at the White House say hat Mr. Grant grows more in resemblance .o his father every day. The Talk About Mr. Bidwell. Senator Plait pronounces as absurd the stories published in New York that the P~resident has in contemplation the removal )f George H. Bidwell from his position as :ollector of New York. Senator Platt intimates that there is not muflicient pressure in sight to pro.duce any sorry for Bidwell at this time. The charges >f Prof. Keorge Gunton are that Coilector Bidwell was unpleasantly active in politics ast sumn.er. Prof. Gunton knows mu.ch of he theory of politics and little of the real ty, and there is no probability that any ittention will be paid to his attacks on Col ector Bidwell. D. N. Cooper, .republican national comn n.itteeman of Alabama, accompanmed by R. I. Limmick, called on the President today o recommend F. H. Lathrop of ktiversioe ~or cohector of customs at Mobile. For his collectorship there are many candi lates, among them P. D. Barker, Geo. H. 2raig, Gilbert B. Deans, E. B. Denison, Rtobert L. Houston, Ebenezer H. Hubbard, lohn T. McIniry, WVilliam T. Stevens, Ben anmin W. Walker, WVilliam Henderson of Wilcox county. Civil Service in the Philippines. President McKinley has issued an execu Live order directing the United States civil service commission to ~render such assist a,nce as may be practicable to the civil service board created by the Philippine ommilssion to establish and maintain "an honest and efficient service" in the Philip pines. The commission is instructed to con duct civil service examinations there, on the request of the board, under regulations hereafter to be agreed on between the two bodies. Troop. Coming to Washington. The quartermaster general is informed that the transport Rawlins has left San luan with the headquarters, band and :hree companies of the 11th Infantry, bound for Hampton Roads. The headquarters, maud aLnd one company of this regiment are lestined to Washington barracks. The two )ther comipanies are to be stationed at Fort kicPherson, Ga. Ordered to Washington. Major Thomas M. Wood has been de tached from the marine barracks, navy pard. New York, and ordered to omsmand ;he marines at the navy yard, .Jashington, I). C., relieving Captain R. H. Laane, who is ardered to duty at the navy yard, New Major C. L. McCawley, assistant quarter erh,a. been ordered to proceed from L,n M toi Wasngn=, 1n C. WITH SIMPLE RITES Remains of Senator Davis Laid to Rest at St. Paul. BURIAL IN OAKLAND CEETERY Many Representative Men Attend the Ceremonies. THE FLORAL TRIBUTES 0 ST. PAUL, Minn., December 1.-With the simplest of ceremonies the body of the late United States Senator Cushman Kellogg Davis was placed in a receiving vault to day in Oakland cemetery. Owing to the advanced age of the dead statesman's par ents the services were held at the family residence in Farrington avenue. Here were gathered prominent men from all parts of the country, nearly every member of the Minnesota legislature, all state and city officials, committees from the United States Senate and House of Representatives and hundreds of citizens of the twn cities. All state and city offices were closed for the day, while flags floated everywhere at half-mast. The exercises began at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. D. Andrews of Christ Church read the service of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was assisted by Rev. Theodore W. Sedg wick, who read the lesson. Archbishop Ireland, a lifelong personal friend of the dead senator, had been invited to partici pate, but owing to the regulations of his church was unable to do so. He was pres ent, however, as a mourner. A quartet sang "Lead, Kindly Light," "Peace, Perfect Peace" and "For All Thy Saints." Body Placed in Vault. At the conclusion of the last hymn the procession formed- and followed the hearse over the snow-covered ground to Oakland cemetery, where, after the reading of the committal service by Dr. Andrews, the cas ket was lowered into a receiving vault in the beautiful little chapel designed for tem porary burial. Later the body will be in terred. Magnificent tributes of flowers filled the parlors of the Davis home where the serv ices were 'conducted. President and Mrs. McKinley sent a beautiful wreath. An im mense wreath of chrysanthemums overlaid with white roses and orchids was the token from the United States Senate, while (juan titles of American beauty roses came from members of the House of Representatives, the state assembly and the Bar Association of Minnesota. A wreath of pink and white roses from the Old-time Telegraphers bore the symbol "30." The black casket, which was almost buried by these offerings, bore only a silver plate, on which was engraved: "Cushman Kellogg Davis." Pallbearers and Committees. Following were the pallbearers: James J. Hill, Federal Judge Sanhnn, Judge Charles E. Flapdrau, former Governor Pillsbury, foruistUnited States b*enator W. . - burn, Samuel R. Thayr, L. *7. Pet and Robert G evans. Following were the committees from the Senate and House: Senators-Cullom, Nelson, Carter, Spoon er, Hansbrough, Pettigrew and McBride, and Sergeant-at-Arms Ramsdell. Representatives-Jenkins, McCleary, Heat wole, Stevens, Fletcher, Page, Morris and Eddy, and Sergeant-at-Arms Kinney. STEEL MILLS TO RESUME. About 1,100 Men Will Have Employ ment in Consequence. LEBANON, Pa., December 1.-After an idleness of five months the five furnaces of the Lebanon valley, operated by the Lack awanna Iron and Steel Company of Scran ton, will regume operation, giving employ ment to about 1,100 men. The North Corn wall furnace resumed this morning. The two Bird Coleman furnaces and the two at Colebrook are In need of repairs, and will be placed in blast in several weeks. When the fire of all the furnaces have been lighted extra crews will be needed on the railroadi running to this city. It is prob able the big Lebanon furnace will be placed in blast shortly. It has been banked two months for repairs, which are now finished, but its operation was prevented by reason of a water famine. COL. H. C. SYMONDS DEAD. Graduate of West Point and Formerly Professor There. SAN JOSE, Cal., December 1.-Col. H. C. Symonds is dead at Los Gatos of paralysis, aged seventy years. He was a graduate of West Point and formerly a professor in that academy. Among his class mates were General Sheridan, General Schofield and General 'McPherson. During the civil war he was commissary at Louisville, Ky., and handled millions of dollars' worth of sup plies for the army in the field.. CHURCH PEOPLE IN A FIGHT. Trouble Over the Union of the Churches in Scotland. LONDON, December 1.-There was an extraordinary incident in Whiting Bay, Arran, yesterday evening, connected with the recent union of the Scottish churches. A number of anti-unionists attempted to forcibly take possession of the local free church and the officials barricaded the doors, whereupon the besiegers stormed the church and tried to force an entry by way of the roof. They then broke through a window, compelling the defenders of the edifice to retire at the point of a revolver. In the forthcoming legal proceedings by the remnant of the free churchers, oppos Lng the union, there will be 2,03i0 defendants, in.cluding all the assemblymen and trustees of the United Free Church. SOUTHERN ELECTION METHODS. Ex-Representative Smalls Write, to Senator Cullom. Ex-Representative . Robert Smalls of South Carolina has written an open letter to Senator Cullom of Illinois protesting against proposed delay in remedying south era election methods. Mr. Smalls recites at length instances of alleged fraudulent elec tion methods adopted by democrats in South Carolina, and takes the ground that remedial legislation is of as great impart ance as any other subject coming before Congress at this session. ARRIVAL OF SENATOR HANNA. Confers With Representatives of Shipping Interests. Senastor Hanna arrived in Washington this morning with his family. He was engaged for the greater part of the day in confer ence at the Arlington Hotel with represen tatives of the shipping enterests in relation to the ship subsidy bill. Senator Frye, chairman of the committee on commerce, and Representative Grosvenor, chah'rnan of the House committee on merohaut umarlne, were also preser~t. The conference was a long one, but no definite program, It is .una armtond, was 4snmed em A LIMAL mNVCATOI. Whether or not you wish to buy anything the adver tising columns of The Star amply repay the most care ful perusal IN A BUSINESS WAY What Mr. Dick 8 iys of Congressional Work. MUCH CAN BE ACCOMPLISED Interesting Talk on the General Political Situation. THE TRUST QUESTION Representative Dick of Ohio reached Washington this morning and was at the Capitol today. "While many things are pressing for consideration this winter, and the time is short," he said to a Star re porter, "I think that we shall be able to clear up all the most important work. I believe we shall be able to pass an army bill, a reapportionment bill, a Nicaragua canal bill and a shipping bill if we go at the work in a businesslike way." The Political Situation. Speaking of the general political situation, Mr. Dick said: "I do not think the republican party was ever in better situation than it now is, and the opposition is certainly very badly sit uated. I think that throughout the country there is a predominance of good feeling; that the people are full of eneigy and con fident in the future, and are th.nking more of the progress and welfare of the ciuntry than they are of partisanship. "The republican party has but to follow a conservative, steady business-like course and it will remain in power for years. What the people want, I believe, is to see the material welfare of the country ad vanced on safe lines, and I think the policy of the republican party will keep that n view. There will, perhaps, be some who will want to go to the extreme of radical ism, while a few may stand stiff-backed in ultra conservatism, opposing everything. The party will not, in my judgment, be controlled by either of these extremes. A do not think mere partisan politics wilt enter into the policy, but that the efforts of the party will be directed toward the ma terial improvement of the country In a way to benefit the whole people, and that we shall have support not alone from republi cans, but from democrats. "In the recent election a victory was won for principles and policies advanced by the republican party. If those principles are right and those policies are wise, this victory should be for the benefit of the whole country, and the citizens who are democrats should enjoy and rejoice in the progress and prosperity of the countrY alike with those citizens who are repub licans. I have noticed since the election that the campaign has left little bitterness. General good feeling seems to prevail to a degree unusual after a vigorously con tested campaign. The republicans have only to go ahead earnestly about their business with an eye to the interests of the whole people and their future. I be lieve, is assured." The TrMat QueSti.. "Do you think any attempt will be made to del with tife trust question?' was aske& "1 do not know what will be the disposi tion toward the measure now pending in Congress," replied Mr. Dick; "but in some way that matter will have to be dealt with at an early day in a practical business man ner. I do not believe there could any good come to the country from reckless legisla tion which would place an embargo on legitimate business enterprise, In order to destroy that which is evil; but we do not want a condition of affairs to grow up where some particular element could crush out all competition and regulate the prices, not only of products, but of labor and ma terial. The great and the small should be pictected alike, and it requires steadiness of purpose and impartial wisdom to deal with the question properly. "I think it very desirable that there should be some uniformity in the laws of the several states regulating corporations, so that when a corporation conducting its business under a method unlawful in one state, cannot evade just and proper regula ion by being incorporated in a state where the laws are defective. There should be some sort of uniformity secured for the rotection of the people. In order to deal ith evils that may exist, it is not neces sary to strike a blow at all progressiveness in business. Business common sense should be shown in dealing with business ques ions." Future of the Philippinem. Mr. Dick was asked what he thought of the future for the Philippines. "First of all," he replied, "order must be restored; the insurrection must be put down. After that, the people of the islands should, and I believe will, be given the greatest easure of self-government that they are apable of. and, progressively, as they earn to govern themselves they will be ome more and more self-dependent up to the full limit of this capacity for self-gov rnent." He expressed confidence that the PhilIp >Ine question would be settled to the .atis faction of the American people and for the welfare and ultimate satisfaction of the eople of the Philippines. WANT THEiR BILL CALLED UP. olored Memorial Home Represen ta tives Call on the Speaker. A delegation of citizens, representing ths Niational Memorial Home Association ;or Aged and infirm Colored People, called upon Speaker Henderson today at the Ca;> tol and requested early action upon a taill rnow pending in the House to utilize certaia mtoney in the treasury growing out of the ld freedmen's bureau fund for the con struction of a memorial home for colored ;eople. The delegation consisted of Rev. J. La. White, Dr. Geo. W. Cabanniss, Rev, A. P'. Miller, Miss Ella M. Boston, Miss Anna E. Thompsun, Miss H.' A. Saunders, Mrs. 1L. B. White and Miss M. R. Bowen. Miss Boston, on behalf of the association, ;resenteda statement to the Speaker, giv. ng the aims of the association and the bject of House bill No. 10305, and asked the Speaker to recognize Representative White on December 5, that he might call .up the bifl. The Speaker said he could not promise ecognition for the bill upon any specified ate, but would take their request under onsideration OVER $7,O00,000 SURPLUS. itatement of Receipts and Expendi tures for November. The monthly comparative statement of he government receipts and expenditures luring November, 1900, shows the total re elpts to have been $48,344,514 and the ex editures $41,278,680, leaving a surplus for he month of 87,065,854. The receipts are temised as follows: Customs, $18,550,296, decrease over No ember, last year, 8054,121. Internal revenue, $27,559,150; increase, 3,865905; miscellaneous, $2,235,058; de rease, $1,812,842. Among the expenditures tre the following: Paid War Dep#rtment. P.572,739; de rease, $1.882,363. Paid Navy epartment, $5,608,803; increase, $1,805,224, Price ef Sugr Advaneed. NEW YORK, December 1.-The National ihing ompenny advanced the list price sf its fine granulated sugar today to6 -nt net -an