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} I -r - N, . 16,158. WASHINGTON, A. C., WEDN990 . - ' 7, ot 9O-TWi t P6-UAG TWO CENTM THS NVEING STAL. The Enslag hr Newsppr Cu.pap PV 3. MW.., OPTi.S A a. S U8..gI Am P r ..k.s . g. The Evening Star is served to ub eriles is the eftj by carrier., on their own aceount, at 10 cents per week, or 44 centa per month. Copiea at the Eonter. 2 cents each. By mall-anywhre is the V. 8. or Canada-postage prepaid-5o cents per osSth. Saturday star, 32 f1 per year; with fee Of"n pestae added. 4G (Entuerd at the Post Oiee at Washisgto, D. Q, as aecond-lass man matter.) ats. f ade. scriptio s m.t.e . . - Dates~~~ ef aNuha abhea ayWfestl. RUSSIA LOSES A SHIP I The Poltava Has Been Bunk 1 in Port Arthur Harbor. RETVIZAN DAMAGED I FURIOUS BOMABDIamT OF THE a FLEET BY JAPANESE. Mikado's Troops Stormed and Carried P Akasaka Hill-Armistice Granted to Bury the Dead It is officially announced that the Russian battle ship Poltava has fi been sunk in the harbor of Port Ar- c thur as a result of the Japanese bombardment, and that the battle ship Retvizan has been seriously b damaged. TOKYO, December 7. noon.-The com mander of the Japanese naval guns in front of Pdt Arthur, telegraphing on December 6, says: i "An observation taken from 203-Meter Hill shows that the turret ship Poltava is sunk and that the battle ship Retvizan is o listing heavily to port. "Observations taken December 6 covered the results of the bombardment of Decem- t ber 5. Are now taking observations from w a hill near Shuishiying. c "Since December 2 we have daily bom barded the enemy's fleet lying south of t Paiyu mountain. From that point only u the masts and funnel tops of the battle R ships Pobieda. Retvisan or the cruiser Pal lada could be seen, but it was impossible to n count the number of our shells taking b effect. tl "On other ships explosions, resulting from our shells, could be seen, but owing to their positions behind hills it was dif- el ficult exactly to identify them. cl "The total of our shells taking effect on tc the enemy's ships were as follows: On a pl vessel of the Pobieda type, thirty-four; on ai the battle ship Retvizan or the cruiser Pal- sc lada, thirty-four; on the turret ship Po1- ct tava, eleven. Besides these, fifty other Pt shells struck, from which explosions fol- in lowed. ti "On December 5 seven shells struck the bI battle ship Pobleda, and about 3:30 p.m. a re big explosion was observed south of Paiyu mountain, resulting from the effect of our shells evidently on a powder magazine. "The successful result of the bombard- th ment on December 5 is Inspiring our men to ti, still greater effort." . The Poltava was an armored turret ship pt of 10,960 tons displacement and 11.255 indi- a cated horse power. She was built in St. Petersburg in 1894 and went into commis sion in 1898. Her cost of construction was nearly 30.000,000. Her armanent consisted m of four 12-inch, twelve 5.9-Inch and thirty- n< four smaller caliber breechloading rifle til guns of the Russian Krupp pattern. She be had a crew of 700 men. She had a speed of 16.2 knots. ht The Retvizan is a battle ship of 12,700 at tons displacement and 16.000 indicated ar horse power. She was built in Philadel- si phia in 1002. Her armament consisted of t four 12-inch, twelve 6-Inch, twenty 3-inch, dc twenty 3-pounder and six 1-pounder guns re of Russian Krupp pattern. Her speed was te 18 knots per hour. H 'aps Now Occupy Prominent Hill. t The Japanese troops occupied Akasaka Hill, fronting on Port Arthur, yesterday, fli December 6. to The Russian armored cruiser Bay an Is t reported to be aground. Tremendous Cannonading Heard. t PEKING, December 7.-Mukden reports a ej tremendous noise of cannonade around Pou- tU tiloff Hill and the railway, which began De cember 6 in the morning and reached its a height from 3 to 5 in the afternoon. It was a unlike anything of the kind heretofore ex- ti cept at Port Arthur. The effect is due to tU the constantly increasing number of siege guns of large caliber, all of which seemed to 'i be in use at the time. Rumors of a Japanese attack, set for va- H rious dates, have been current during the past two weeks, and it was the impression that the bombardment of December 6 was 8 in anticipation of a Japanese offensive movement. Today the first sleet and snow fell. News ConArmed. TOKYO, December 7-Noon.-The head- al quarters of the Japanese army in front of y Port Arthur has reported, confirming the ti disabling of the Russian battle ships Retvi san and Poltava, and stating that the cruis- ei er Bayan Is aground. The report goes on to say as follows: h< "Owing to the plunging fire from 203- tV Meter Hill the enemy has withdrawn to pl Akasaka Hill. "On December 6 our forces occupied an el entire fort at 1 p.m. Subsequently our n forees, after dislodging the enemy, occu- k: pied an eminence north of Suerh Kou and tU two eminences north of Sanlichiam at 3 p.m. g "On December 6, at 4 p.m.. in resposeto al the bearer of the enemy's flag of truch an d< armistice of five hours was granted for the 11. removal of the dead." ti fc WE2ECEED IN THE DEBERT. 0 Fatal Colisia= of Water Tank Cars on b Utah Railway. SAN BERNARDINO. Cal., December 7.- g A serious wreck Is reported on the att Lake railroad in the desert about 100 miles " north of Daggett. A train of water-tant cars broke loose at the top of a heavy a grade, rushed down the hill at a tremen- I dous speed for about ten miles and crashed a into a construction train. Brakeman John Bryant of the water train was killed, and Engineer Hienderson and Fireman Miller of the construction train were seriously injured. Several other mm bers of the construction crew suffered minor Injuries. STATEMENT FROM FEANCIS, r Refers to Carter's Comments in the a: Award Controversy. ST. LOUIS, December 7.-President Fran- I cia of the world's fair has issued the fol lowing with reference to former Senator u Carter's comments on his statement rela- E tive to the letter to Major Pangborn: "The national commission was never for mally notified, it Is true, to appear before si the committee of five. it was, however, re peatedly invited verbally by both Judge ti Boyle and myself to submit to the commit- a tee of the superior jury any charges of Ir- al regularities or evidences of frauds in the ir makiing of awards by the juries that they sl might be in possession of. a s '"'hese verbal invitation :-were not intend- p ed as summonses, for no ~'only did we in- ti vite them to produce for emtiation such p cases as they might have. twiedge of. but * they were also to some gdSit with the a committee oetb th e so ry l is a.dai- si VILL EXPEDITE HIAL Inusnal Efforts Put-Forth in Nan Patterson Case 3YJUDGE NDLAWYE s E ADOmW.A ,0a SELECTION OF THE JUROBS risoner's Anxiety for Release Before Christmas-Defense May Sub mit Case on Evidence. Unusual efforts are being put >rth to expedite the second trial f Nan Patterson, the former show irl who is charged with the nmr er of Caesar Young, a wealthy ookmaker and turfman. Already ustice Davis has announced that lie court will sit an additional half our each day, and rumor says it quite possible that night sessions lay be held during the later stages f the trial. NEW YORK, December 7.-Although mere remained five jurors to be chosen hen the case was resumed in the supreme )urt today it was predicted that the pre minary work would be completed and that te case of the prosecution would be well nder way before the close of the present 'eek. The selection of jurors of course is the iost uncertain as regards the time. It has een considerably simplified, however, by te position taken by the talesmen them lves. Many of the 200 men composing the *ecial panel summoned for service in the ise, realizing that they would be obliged o undergo a searching questioning as to zysical fitness for jury duty, have been ex nined in private. As a result more than a ore of the talesmen already have been ex teed without going to the stand at all by esenting a physician's certificate testify g to their unfitness for jury duty. Of ose remaining the great majority have en pronounced thoroughly competent as gards their condition of health. Defense May Best on Evidence. !mong the many stories in connection with e case which have gained general circula )n, is one to the effect that the defense ay rest on the evidence submitted by the osecution. Miss Patterson has expressed strong desire to be at her father's home in ashington for Christmas, it is said, and is illing to take a chance to gain that end. the trial progresses rapidly the defense ay call some witnesses, but even that is >t certain, it is said. In any event every ing possible will be done to get a verdict fore Christmas day. Another story said that arrangements td been completed assuring the appear ce during the trial of J. Morgan Smith, important witness who has been missing nce a day or two after the tragedy. Both e attorneys for the prosecution and the fense deny any knowledge of any such ar ngement, however. Smith is Nan Pat rson's brother-in-law. It is said that yman Stern, a pawnbroker, will testify iat Smith purchased the revolver with hich Young was shot. "Will you permit your judgment to be in ienced by sympathetic considerations due the fact that the defendant is a woman?" This is the question that is paramount in ie trial of Nan Patterson. Seven men out of a hundred and odd lesmen have answered "No" to this ques on-have answered it to the satisfaction the state and have later qualified it to e satisfaction of the defense. The question has been propounded day 'ter day with this result-that most of the lesmen have said that as-lbetween a man id a woman charged with similar crimes iey would justify the woman and condemn ie man. 'O TAD NEW LIFE WREN FEEE. an Patterson to Engage in Reform Work Among Women. scial Dispatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK, December 7.-Nan Patter on's father announced today that as soon his daughter was freed from her present ouble she would devote her life to aiding id helping to uplift chorus girls and other )ung women she has met during the past ro years. "When she is acquitted she will lead an dtirely different life from that which has arked her during the last year or two," t said. "Understand me, I don't mean ~at she will stand on street corners and ay Pharasee, but she will go among wo en who have erred and will show them the -ror of their ways. She will help these wo en. From what she has said to me, I now that she now realises that the life of ie chorus girl is ndt one that a nice gentle Irn should lead. Temptations are great ad the hours and work that she must un trgo are such that no regular habits of Ce can be formed. She had only known te glamour of the white lights of Broadway ir a year or two before her present trouble :curred. Before that time, all her life was ;ent very far away from such surround igs. No matter what the prosecution rings out, know that at heart my daugh *r is thoroughly a good and hoest girl .d that her heart 1s true to all that is When the court opened today, attention 'as called to the remarkable jury that the )rmer actress had selected. Seven men ave been selected. Their united ages mount to 0 years, or an average ot g5' ears each. Only one man is less than fifty, nd he is forty-eight, three are more than fty-three and three are sixty or more. NO MA1RiET N0R LUMER, ritish Columblan Mi11s Closed Down Stocked to the Limit. VANCOUVER, B. C., December 7.--As a esult of depression -existing in the lumber idustry, mainly on account of the large mnounts of lumber sent out of the Canadian orthwestern country to Puget Sound and [ichigan, many British Columbian. mlls ave closed down. The mills are stocked up to 'their imit 'ith lumber, for which there is no present tarket. Talhelm Murder Trial Begun. seelal Dispatch to The Evening Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., December 7.--The 'ial of Charles Barton, charged with the iurder in Hagerstown, September 12, of god Simon Talhelna, was begun in crim jal court here today, Judge Keedy pre ding. The whole morning was con med in securing a -jury. The case will rbably extend over several days, as tere ar eover sixty witnesses, Talbeim, ho was for maony years engaged in rangelitio wet was kimle wbi2 steep a this be.e ad sense o the m in. asme whiel he hag ..ti -as stole. THE BOY: "SAY, ] FOR GOLD REDEMPTION PROVISIONS OF BILL INTRODUCED BY RBEPRESENTATIVE HILL. Representative Hill of Connecticut is the author of a bill introduced in the House amending the act of March 14, 1900, "to define and fix the standard of value, to maintain the parity of all forms of 'money issued or coined by the United States, etc." The bill provides that the second section of the.bill be stricken out and a section sub stituted providing that "United States and tieusury notes issued under the act of July 14. 1890, when presented for redemption, shall be redeemed in gold coin, * * * * * and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to set apart in the treasury a reserve fund of $150,000,000 in gold coin and bullion, which fund shall be used for redemption furposes only, and that the United States notes when so redeemed shall be held in the reserve fund until changed for gold bi .eicitange therefor. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury St all times to maintain the gold reserve at a sum not less than 3 per cent of the United States notes in circulation by borrowing money on the credit of the United States and for the debt thus in curred to issue and sell coupon or regis tered bonds of the United States * * * bearing interest not to exceed 3 per cent a year, * * * * * such oonds to be payable at the pleasure of the United States one year after date of issue." The bill was referred to the committee on ways and means. CLERICAL CHANGES. Appolntmehts and Promotions in the Navy Department. Changes in the Navy Department have been announced as follows: Appointments-E. J. Wolcott, by trans fer, copyist at $840 per annum, bureau of supplies and accounts; F. W. Alexander, elevator conductor at $720 per annum, Mills building; H. R. Barton, copyist at $840 per annum, bureau of navigation: J. Y. Dleson, draftsman at $1,000 per aniujn, hydro graphic office; Frederick Miller, copyist at $840 per annum, bureau of navigation. Bureau of construction and repair-R. B. Morse. first-cls assistant ship draftsman at 33.28 per~ diem; N. B. Webster, first-class assistant ship draftsman at 33.28 per diem; 3. F. Barber, jr., second-class assistant ship . draftsman at 32.80 per diem; B. L. Morse, Jr., second-class assistant ship draftsman at 32.80 per diem; D. F. Asbury, second-class assistant ship draftsman at 32.80 per diem; H. L. Stevens, third-class assistant ship draftsman at 32.40 per diem; 3. H. Welibrock, third-class assistant ship draftsman at 32.40 per diem. Promotions-L. R. Fortune, copyist at 3840 per annum, bureau of navigation, to copy 1st at 3900 per annum, bureau of supplies and accounts. Resignation-J. W. De Grange, elevator conductor at $720 per annum, Mills build ing. WILL SAIZe SATUDAY. Rear Admiral Davis Reetes luU In esucto Prea becretary Ray. Rear Admiral Charles H. Davis, who has been detailed by the President to represent the United States on the international com mission created to investigate the Dogger Bank affair, has received full and complete instructions from the Secretary of 'State and will sail from New York next Satur day on the steamship Finland, which touches at Cherbourg on her way to Besl giun:. He will proceed direct to Paris, and Lieut. Commander Roy C. Smith, United States naval attache at that place, has been ordered to report to him for any service that may be required in conneetion with his mission. FDfslgn W. F. Bricker, his flag lieutenant, will accompany Admiral Davis from New York and serve as his sec retary during the sessions of the commnis saon in Paris. Secretary Taft Leaves'the Isthmus. The Navy Department is informed that the cruiser Columbia and the dispatch beat Dolphin, with Secretmy Taft and his party as passengers, left Colon .this morning for Kingston, Jamaica, on their way to Pen saoa tis expected that Secretary Taft and party will arrive here next Wednes day. ColUiers to Return to ils 00untry. The big naval colliers Ajaz ahd Brui tug, now on the Adats station, bawe beeni ordered to the Pspited 8tstes 1 way of the Mediteramaand e ohStaIg a a 4Ii4 OSS, I CAN'T ' Y THESE. D IS T RICT. CIAL8 APPEAR AS WI IN THE RAYMOND _TE The summing-up ar the, -Jury in the case of Albert ond, tried in Criminal COut No. 'eYeDit libel, were begun ate,. - ia parties alleged to have Include the superintendent of _ispentor of buildings and otbd.5 sioners Macfarlaf W peared in couzL tht i ihey hacing been summoned, at tp of 00;de.. fendant. Messrq. a et were not examinet} i,. t was excused after several official papers belongi ng ths ISst the District building. Raymond claims that been pe*ae cuted, not prosecutedy that he is tfe victim of a conspir Aiong other things he contends -tit lea t. Lus combe, one of the wi tar the prose cution, attenfpted to Aril 21, lUO3: Evidence to that efi uced to day, but on cro on it was shown that the charge- inst Mr. Lus combe, referred to, wis In the Police Court, and that Lusco as acquitted. An unusual feature of trial, that is drawing to a close this oon, is that Raymond appears as his counsel. SECRETS OF bMORMONS REVELATIONS TO MADE BY SENATOR SM )O N ;NTS. The Senate combit'ee t lheges and elections will seek tod the Smoot case so that the 8e$at have' ample time to act before f~ie the preset session. The comm-t seiixt 2 o3 day as the day.onwhi it i-begin to take additional testie on beal of the protestants,. and the t ha been notified that they mu iot, eir cae before the holiday.y afteil the holidays testimony.- of "the defendant will be to a41 meeiptln$e_ will be held regularly 1or4rto allow theamid aonear a istcunse t The pretatsam il ee ileges pand ofateiro time Ithee prWOave' amIt tiese to actbeoreX tie 'tepresen seon he om t se- dat Mow theycaurthe da.n h to e.-pbgn take-o aditoena t am on~ be * ofyh bntind tha temu ep' cs wayfo the; hoidas afte* n uc th wiays estimon of the C defendant isll be ta ,- -r 31tigse wilb heef ld eualy gur te e .tollw nestheyiso pofs al witout oThey pro tat w~r i ar oftheir tienh"e it mef n huseoat of3e or bind ing itsme ~ e lem wa psst-e efilhoinatec oltc sqimpo%Ib. T p .t hav careullytheys t e and a tye i*r itt ing inhee -la the. Fthat eremd ith reld unin o dertahv aleaybenberr tand a veryee hrougi fro othe . ch.=tlmin*r im felfw& etbMinay fha5 w abeeaal.en eommiee npi - 4Stlnt opiniosa to tei toholds-1s at,t .ma bLa fro bengconiued hr. f ~nd efor deerit eUP laery lthat hae hen mae 1F'th rel- uonn oderto have paveh b eruhvco e-mnain.Tes niil of hechrc I isaI-ati few ase, tat ny f a es ill* '~11 -_i4 - it S i at t pl pt dr et ALL AT ONCE."Al S i MILLIONS -SAVED r4 et EFFECT OF THE SUPREME COURT CISION ON SUGAS DUTIES. The eparmentof Agriculture .today is ad tteetregarding the eifect of hedcsoofteSupreme Court of the= United States Monday In -the cases of the Amer#ean Sugar- Refining Company and Qthoer 'against the United States, in which rt in aerming the of the s. taine the governmen as t;slr iammt The statemient says that ever slnee the bp'esefit tariff act took effect and the regu ittio"e providing for the polarlation of t uar have been in force importers- have Cr protested against the irate of duty paid- rg sayinlg that the regulations secured a polar- p Izattoni which was too high, and that the Secretary of the Treasury had no right to to ehange the regplatjons or methods of polar- el isation. The chief point rested on the ef fect of temperature upon pelarization. ~le Th~e departnient says that practically all tt the duties paid on sugar during the last tt five years have been paid under protest, T. and adds: "The amount saved- during that si time has been about $300,000,000. A con- til Biervative estimate of the claims which tr would have been filed had the decision gone la the other way shows the large sum of not re less than five and perhaps eight million dol lars."a THE AMERICAN LEAGUE m AFFAIBS OF THE WASHINGTON m CLU SAIN TOPIC D C1AR D I tS tCHICAGO, December 7.-After a few pre- t Uminary tcaucuses the magnates of the cc American league. convened today in the m annual meeting of the organiSation. h 'he 'aan topic of discussion after the tt ettlement of the routine business of the a league was the a irs of the Washington b elub. The board -of directors gathered -in < the offices of the president in a preliminary I ineting and there the pennant was for- ci nally aroarded- to the Boston team, twice ui ineso the f~lag.n ormtod fpoa- 1 zo. 0 echiEont rse onEV The. ef nc ofppempraturionedd o1r Install- le TGeertlier, ayhtpactialy Wal, ti thouis omite on suapropringtionsast ti ad and:h apprmtont save2,00dbeingcthatds atte hasrgen aefboenc $30propr00.Aon-ll t o verte etimate of nthealims hichbe ti nthedshaefte ofieha the hington ome a the ther opeatyo hows the lretrmic enetr tesrpene thant pehe aps htmlinl las. araonotadtatisrnecm i xi _own_te_eleator,and_a tmeit apo CIAO , akDcembrer .tra hepeio i Lifinhr . aevator mayhe rsmgnats sof: ath 19 Ameialeagecnee oa nten ,Thea mnumn os5 thee ranatinh ette,ien bt ofthe shaftin usess tof stor mlagu.wa the as of the umentgpoper a Ib feice of the prsUntin a elimiaryi re ared alwvatrde to the Boton tel ae tieo wnes of the faway. -FORT MONUMENET EEATOR. t Wit AOtherItin Nefered fo Iallu- pf omNteCbe. tf Teeatlier ctingte etafreyg ofWrea tinsday thette to thet chairmn of the : Eseon c o rabtte oarprtionsr author- t hatd an apppiatiber of omination anclued nra ttes er refie rraosubcomm,t nte shfTh mofst Worasnton thsonven-. at tions th. opratin to the sleri eleator tsrherestesd thtte cabmeos roet n agansqtt ratfcan e eessary to aht5 Iomite ev wheator,adn i Fordatepro i hrnian. I s saiid re that the opation of fhe levor maye abe nreu asmooaith ~oesible. cIu:ITn IOTE sentation. ENATOR PLATT'S BILL AADING o TEN FULL KEAeURE DZXA>DED. splanation of Its Provisions by Its Author-Close Interest Manifested. Senator Platt of New York today rtroduced a bill having as its pur ose the reduction of the represen ttion in Congress of - southern tates that have disfranchised the egro voter. - The measure would -ssen the membership in Congress y nineteen. As an Indication of the Intense Interest hich- Is being taken In the proposed re action of representation of the southern at". in Congress, when Senator .Platt of ew York e&Iited his seductIon bill in the mate today, demand was made from the mocratic- side that the bill should be ad from the desk. This Is an unusual needure, and Is only taken when the Sen e desires to be informed Immediately of e purport of a measure. The reading of the bill disclosed that it oposes to amend the act of Congress ap rtlioning the congressional districts un r the twelfth census so as to provide for reduction of representation of the south 1n states. The bill recites the provisions the Constitution of the United States aranteeing the right of citizens to vote, d alleges that these rights have in fact :en denied and abridged. The Proposed Bedntion. The bill proposes to make the following ductions In representation of the south u states in the House of Representatives: Alabamg--Reduced froma nine to seven. Arkansas-From seven to six. Florida-From three to two. Georgia-From eleven to eight. Louisiana-From seven to Ave. isIsaippl_-FYom- eight to shr. North -Cnrohna-Prom teUn to eight. South Carobna-Finaa seven to Ave. Tennessee-From tea'to nine. Tea-Fren stxtee. i *ten.e r lIE eNMarch th to A ttsigtA } to 4 whieh the - asbeen totCstat retwse t ed let in acoedane the cormand of ngress; and wobl send their'present rep sentatives to -Congress and go into the Su 'eme Court -for their.pay. s Eh4-rovded that if the states refused redistrict the representatives should be ected at large. - After the bill had been read Senator Bai r asked irhat the bill proposed to do with e states where senators were chosen by e governors and not by the legislatures. Ais hit at the gubernatorial and senatorial tuation lp New York and the contest be reen Gov.. Odell and SenatQr Platt, the in oducei f the bill, caused a -natured ugh tlirougbout theiSenate. The bill was ferred to the c9mmittee on the census. rhe democratic senators paid the closest tention to the reading of the bill, and on' e republican side similar interest was anifested. Senator Platt's Statement. lenator Platt gave out the following state ent to the press in explanation of the easure: "This bill is framed upon the lowest limi tion possible, and treats as excluded from e suffrage only the male negro citizen er twenty-one years of age, classed by the relfth census as Illiterates, under the 1900 nsus tables published since the apportion ent act of January 16, 1901. "The aggregates actually excluded from e suffrage in each of the states mentioned e, In truth, larger than those used as the Lais for this act. If all negro votables e., male citizens over twenty-one) regard us of Illiteracy should be deemed to be ex uaded, the reduction In representation fig ed from the same tables would be nearly rice as great as Stated in this bilL. "It requires no evidence beyond the no rious historical fact, for Congress to ad dge what cannot be denied, that the class negro Iilterates, to the extent stated, is anctically excluded from the suffrage In e states mentioned ln' the bill, no matter hat may be nominal provisions of their re 'etive constitutions or election laws. The 11, therefore, presents the smallest reduc ri practicable and is very conservative. "How much further, meritoriously consid ed, the reduction should.extend can readi be arrived at by more specifically re trding the actual facts of total exclusion respect to each state. In treating frac rnz of representation, the benefit 'has been ven in favor of the representation, accord g to the- sine of the fractions. The 'ap artlonment' remains as fixed in 1*01, and .a *reduction' Is to cease when the facts talt warrant It. "The bill has been prepared under the di ction et the comunittee on national af irs of the Rtepublican Club of the City of ew Yorkl the club having. af' Its first geting after the presidential election, afilmously voted to request Congress to he lmmaedlate action, pursuant to the rp sentation plank In the natioal= pu ran vlatform." An early Decision 3'avored. lome of the republican leaders in the ruse and Senate are In favor of having a nference at an early day and deciding ther to take up the question of reduction representation and push It to somne kind conclusion or else to drpthe matter titrely and let it be known that no action contemplated. [t is -evident that the southern congress en, they say, are very much exereised erw the - subject and that considerable Lr ation Is likely to be aroused between the etions. If It-Is not contemplated to take tion at this session some of the repb an leaders think It would oduee to har spy and good feeling If tha fact should stated now, and if It 1s desired to do mething they should go ahead and do It. Postieaster Qemeral Wynneassrd be sesa - e-a n- Man ennuv. Conv etion. Every advertisemet I. The Star is pe- t tei. mesy, not of faith, but d conviction. LEGISLATIVE DILL Reported. THE AMOUNT OARlED INCAERAM OF SALARIE OaICn XOE' APPAflnT TZAN >EAL. Total Sum Recommended for Appo. priation is $28,S88,7OS.4 Limitations Attahedh The legislative, executive and Judicial ap propriatlen bill was reported to the Hows of Representatives today from the commit tee on appropriations. The estimates atre gate i.etrbi.st4. of which amount these is recommended in the bill 128,8.., The appropria*ions for the same purposea for the current fiscal year. including $44,57 carried in the sundry civil, deficiency and other acts, aggregated 2, 02,8.r2, being $285,88l.d2 less than is recommended in the accompanying bill for the service of the fiscal year 190. The total amount recommended iq the bill is $Nit,4 less than the aggregate of the estimates submitted. The whole number of salaries specifically provided for In the bill I. 132 less than the number estimated for and apparently 512 more than the number provided for In the law for the current year. The report shows that while the whrle number of salaried places provided for in the bill shows an apparent increase of S over the nbmber existing in current appro priations, 200 of these salaries are fa bu reaus and offices of the War Department, and are specified in lieu of exactly the same number of employes now in service and at the same rate of compenmation now paid from the general appropriation for ad tional clerical force in the War Departmeat. The general appropriation in qudsdoe was made for the fiscal year i11. In the sum.ef $llt,10U; it was increased for l1i0i to ?M. 000, and has aince been annually reducedn until for the current year 19M1 it was brought down to =0.sMI, with the rele- . meat that for the ensuing focal year of ipN speclfc estimates should be submitted e0t all employments thereunder In number rate of compensation not in erise nu sb r and ' omepensation afeea .w: paid during the ,ntrent taat. In thishe ads paompoese , 1 tus reas oftonaaraI1 tton, idides 131ea an and gradually ine amgsounta to $233.o0 for et year. On the recosm ed . g 1 missIoner of internal revenue, and int interest of wise administration. the aspe* priation in question has been amnmats with the regular provision for ipecie - + dries in the commissioner's ode and wdh' tro regular appropriations for the expenses of collecting internal revenue. There is, therefore, an actual net increase in number of salaries proposed In the bill of 164 over the number now provided for by law. The specific changes in the number or grade of othcers or employes of the ga ernent and their rate of compensation as corr.pared with the current law recom mended In the bill are as follows: - Senate. The bill appropriates for oficers, clerks and other employes in the service of the Senate In the same terms as the law for the current year. except that for s-slon employes the usual Increase is wade grdiw ing out of the longer term of their employ ment during the ensuing long session as compared with the present short session of Congress. The appropriation for miscellaneous ex penses of the Sienate is reduced $75,(Uu9, and the fund is made applicable oniy to purposes other than salaries and labor. Hguse of Repreumeuetitves. For thme sospion employes in the oince of the doorkeeper and the offBce of the post master and for per diem clerks to commit tees the usual increase Is made in the ag gregate cpmpensation growing out of their longer term of employment during the en suing long session as compared with the present short session of Congress. otiaw wise no changes are made In the nuamber and compensation of officers and emsployes of the House. except thaat in the office of the clerk the salary of the fie clerk is re duced from 52.750 to 52,110, and the salary of the messenger In the chief clerk's ofieo is increased fromn P2im to PU0; and an as sistant clerk to the ceammittee on rivetrs and harbors is provided for at ;14US. In the doorkeepers office an additional watchman at p'2) is provided for, and the compensation of onc night watchmnan is res duced from p00 to $7211 three assistants at $1,000 each and a janitor at $721 are pro vided for In the document room, the same being now authorised by a reeolution of the House. and the salary of one laborer for the mainority is increaked fromt M to -The appr ItIon for miselatneous items is reduced S.f to 62MW, and thme use of the appropriaton is restriesad to purposes bther than salaries and laber. and a specifle appropriation of SEIIJa made for special and select commttees. Izartenty Ooe., In the office of the Prsidenst 4 clerks are provided for at $200 each in lieu of d clerks at $LSGO each; an additional ciert at $1.400 is auathorised In lieu of I e transferred froma the oe of the surgees general of the army, and the salary of $1,800 for an usher is omitted. Ciwi Service reis..n.=Em The salary of the secretary Is increased Udom 12,310 to P.,000. and specifla apprOpri tion Is made for 33 eqsplores with salaries aggregating $1,000 for the field fures et the commissio.n, the samne belag in lieu at persons uoW detAiled from other branebs of the public service; and 25 emspioyee with salaries aggregating $29.,2I are provided for to cns=titute the rural carrier ..xa..n lng beard, being in piece of persns now on detail fromn the Post Offie Departst and the postal service. eertat 0f State, 1re.r -i4t--a isboe., at Pessab. SUe it th 5u1bg MW~ at OtG pe stg *e a e e a isb i et-isks et PAie is authais Ab