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Generals Knox and Da Wet Fighting
1hear Rouxville.
Sharp Encounter Near Reitfontein
With Viljoen's Command.
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
TIhe British casualties were heavy. Col.
IJI. 'I and live other oitlicers were wounded,
tive mnii were kiiled and fifty were
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morocco Will Have to Pay In
Consul General Gummere Going
to Sultan's Court.
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
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
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.
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
Doubtful if All Can Be Done That
Has Been Outlined,
Many Matters Whose Consider
ation Cannot Be Rushed.
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
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.
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,
Important Innovation of the Weather
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
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.
-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
Joseph Manley Can Be Commissioner
of Internal Revenue.
The President Had a Very-Busy
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
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
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.
Remains of Senator Davis Laid to
Rest at St. Paul.
Many Representative Men Attend
the Ceremonies.
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
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
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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
Whether or not you wish
to buy anything the adver
tising columns of The Star
amply repay the most care
ful perusal
What Mr. Dick 8 iys of Congressional
Interesting Talk on the General
Political Situation.
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
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
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.
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
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
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

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