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THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. DECEMBER 11'. 1900. Si J ,1 8 k il fi; s TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF. IVTSINKSS. Discount rate wore 5 to " per rent on rail lin.l time loan. Clearings. J8.SWJM: hal nnccs. Slt.fiT.i New York exchange. ?c dis count Mil. -V discount asked: Louisville. UK discount liH. Sc discount asked: Chi cago. V discount Md. lie discount Kqi. JCevv Orleans. &V; discount Md. So discount nskml: Cincinnati. Wc discount Md. ".jo dis count rusked. The local wheat market closed loner, at r-.Si r.. . rrar. r, inn- :"V a. May; ,1V J 72Uc No. 2 red. Corn closed lower, utile i.: 3vc b. Jan.; i'us.c May; --'; ; No. ; white. Oats closed at -3'sC a. uec. Iti(iic Slav; 24c No. 2. Tho "local market for standard mess pork closed quiet at J13 for new. l'rime steam lard closed quiet nt K92, for I.at Si.'-. Tho local market for spot cotton closed lower. WASHINOTOX. Senator Charles A. Tow no was yesterday sworn In l.y tho I'nlted States Senate. Congressman l.Ioyd has two l.ills-no of which he hopes to set through the ""; provlding for the expulsion from et IMint of any cadet found gu.ltv of hazlru,. The HmiM- passed the legislative, execu tive and Judicial appropriation Mil. carry ing KUX3W. The Senate went Into executive session yesterday to consider the llay-1'aunccfole treaty. LOCAL AND srr.rRRAX. The Republican State Committee vote to keep headquarters open until the finds plve out. Wallac- rinirt. snn of President nmet of the Waters-I'ierce Oil Company, died at .Webster O roves. Willie Ruchalter. who dK-ipPeircd Sep tember 1. has len located at Sedalia. Mo. Hills for street re--onstruction are ldng held up by the House of Delegate. John Livingston of Kast St. I.ouls dies Just before the arrival of his mother and sister from the East on a visit. The Altenheim bazaar and fair will close to-nlsht. Members of St. Iens Parish will we come their pastor Father .1. J. llarty on his re-tu-r. to-night lrom Kurope with a para..e. Mrs Lillian A. Herrington t a candidate fo'r a position under the next session of the "Legislature. The United States District Court dismisses the 'habeas corpus petition of Captain Ol.cr lin M. Carter. Action on the Merchants Lxehance welching bill !s likely to be del.-ived ny the Council pending a decision by the c.tv Counselor. The Missouri P.-ver Water Mipply and Power Company, of which Kd R" er .. is one of the promoters, has b.en incor porateil. A Partv of Kastern capitalists spent yes terday in St. Loul in-pecting the v.uiou,. power plants. Fire did JlWrt damape to the budding at Ncs. TIT and T1& Lucas avenue and It contents. Allegations In the Open divorce suit n clude the recital of several sensational in cidents. The Hot Time Minstrels save a successful entertainment at the Odeon. A. B. Hupont of Detroit Is mentioned as the probable appointee to the otllce of sec ond v:ce president of the Transit Company. OKNKRAL DOMKST1C. The case against John 1. Rock feller. H. Clay Pierce and others of the Waters Picrce Oil Company was postponed by court at Waco yesterdav. Thomas Runnels of lvingtnn. 111., was accidentally killed by falling downstairs. Man- O. Richard has been appointed Commissioner of Schools in New .Madrid County. Hiee growing las mote than tripled in Texas in the last vear. Mrs. tleorge M. Pullman denhs that she is encafied to Artist Gerard Harry. The sponsor, maids of honor and chaper on to represent Arkansas at the Confed erate reunion at Memphis have been ap pointed. John W. Gate- won his great battle at the meeting of the Steel Trust .liiector. lie triumphed over some, of the Keenest American financiers. The ollhlals of the Order of Hallway Telegraphers declare that the strike of the operators on the Santa 1-V system is in a very satisfactory shape and that the r.ili roiil company will be forced to come to an agreement with the men within a few days. The railroad officials assert that the str.ke has not seriously affected their lmsm-ss nnd that normal conditions will be resumed within two weeks. The Jessie Morrison case has gone to the Jury, which hep-ins its deliberations on the case this morning. The mission of the. gunboat Haneroft to Colon is said to be to investigate the ad vantages of the port of Cliirlqui as a coal ing station for the I'nlted States. The City Council of Sail Antonio passed resolutions laying the blame for the con tinuance of the telephone .strike upon the telephone company. SPORTING. Tho Futurity prize for 190.1 will probably be the richest ever Issued in tills country. It is estimated at ST."..'.'). The miserable showing of Rollins Boer nt Oakland yesterday caused a sensation. Only two favorites won at New Orleans. At Oakland the talent met another Wa terloo. Mayor Ames of Minneapolis is in favor of allowing boxing when conducted properly. RAILROADS. The Interstate Commerce Commission Is hearing tho complaint of St. Louis business men at Washington. The Haltimore and Ohio Southwestern Stockholders held their annual meeting at Cincinnati. Tho Chicago Great Western declared a semiannual dividend. The Southern Railway has filed articles of Incorporation in Illinois to mivr It' pur chaso of tho Louisville. Evunsville and St. "Louis llne. Tho Rock Island wants Its money for transporting Kansas treops. Tho Tennessee Ontrnl has sveured an im portant amendment to Its charter. C. H. Reevo has been elected second vice president of tho Grand Trunk of Canada. The Carpentersville and Aurora Railway has been sold to a Cleveland syndicate. The Northern Pacific has ordered a largo amount of new equipment. Mora complications are threatened in the absorption of tho 1.. I). & E. by the Illinois Central. Marine Intelligence. Naples. Dec. ID. Arrived; A Her. fiom New JTork for Genoa. Liverpool, Dec. 10. Arrived: Lancastrian, from ISoston; Tauric, from New York. Glasgow, Dec 10. Arrived: Anclioria, from "New York. Hamburg. Dec 10. Arrived: Manis. San Francisco, etc., via Havre. Sailed. Decem ber T: 1'cnnsylvar.Ia. for New York. Gibraltar, Dec. 10. Arrived: Werra, from "New York, for Naples and Genoa. London, Dec 7. Arrived: Minneapolis, from New York Naples. Dec 9. Sailed: Fuerst Uismarck, for New York. Hremen, Dec. 9. Sailed: H. II. Meier, for New York Southampton, Dec. 9. Sailed: Vaderland. from Antwerp, for New York. Leghorn, Dec. 10. Arrived: Steamer Kar anianla. New York, via Lisbon and Gibral tar, for Naples and Genoa. Sydney, Now South Wales, Dec. 10. Ar rived: Steamer Aorungl. Vancouver, lirlt Isli Columbia, for Honolulu and Brisbane. San Francisco, Dec. 10. Sailed: Bark Em pire for Adelaide. Arrited: Steamer Hather from Hamburg; steamer Hancock from ilanlla; bark Martha Davis from Honolulu: turkeutinc. S. G. Wilder from Honolulu. New York. Dec. 10. Arrived: Steamer Caledonia, Liverpool. OSTKOPAT1IY CURES RHEl'MATISM. br. W. II. Kckert, Office Commercial IlutldlDK, I Successful Onteojfttli. If afflicted in any way. why not consult an osteopath? It costs nothing for consul tation. Osteopathic Treatment has cured many cases after all other treatments failed. Don't wait any longer. W. II. Eckcrt. TOS Commercial Building. Consultation hours, t to 4 p. in. FRYE SAYS HAY WILL NOT RESIGN. Secrotarv of Stato Motif rates His Opposition to Chnnp-o of Canal Treat v. AMENDMENT SEEMS CERTAIN. IVosi-lent Is Paiil to nave Talkf'l His Premier Into Suit-mission Xicarajruan Proioeol lo P.e Maile Public. itrprniJi'spnciAU Washington. Dec. 10. The important le velojment In the Nicaragua CaiMl contro versy ti-day was the delinite annnurce nient thai Secretary Hay wnuM not resign his iHisitinn as Seeret.irj of State in case the Senate agreed to change the treaty be and Ixird Paunectote negotiated. Se-rei.iry Hay was ,-.il'e,l to the White House by the President to-day Wli.it j.issod beiw 1 them can. of course, lie cnlv ccnj.vtiitcd There seems to be no doubt that President .MeiKnb-y talked over the situation fr.irklv with Mr. Hay. and ex plain, d to him that public sentiment re quired an amendment to the original Hay Pauncefote treaty, and that It would lie the part of wisdom to subscribe to that sentiment. The Presidert al.-o personally tailed the Secretary- attn'fin to the an royanco that would be caused the admin istration if. through plMiie. a Republican Secretary of State -houM resign: and. pre sumably. Seeretaiy Ha; was Induced to piomlse. in his own interest and in the Interest of Republican har-iony. to stay in the Cabinet, for a while, at least, even if the Davis amendment should be iiu 01 po rateil in the tieaty. The cat was let out of the bag during a seciet session of tile Senate this aflcrroon. When the .pi.-lion .if Secretary Hay's per sonal attitiuie was bn-tiBlit up . Senator Frje, toe ionsuent irleinl of Secretary Hay. and one of the f . w champions of Un original treaty, made the statement that the Davis amendment might be passed without embaiiassinent to aiy one. as iie knew personally ami definitely that Secre tary Hay w.iii.l n.-t lesion Protocol to He Mnilc Public. The treaty and the various amendments thereto wtie di.scus.-ed at leuKth to-day In executive ses-lon. Aside from the defini tion of Secretary Hay's attitude, the next important dev.lopmtnt of the proceedings was that on motion of Senator Morgan, the injunction of secrecy was removed as to the protocol between the I'nlted State- and Nicaragua, and this will probabl be re ported to the Senate to-morrow by Mr. Mor gan. In the discussion Si-nators Moriran. Stewart and Krye favored the Hay-Pauiu'e-fote treaty without amendment; Sen it or Tell, r insisted that the Cla ton-P.ulw.r treaty should be ignored or abrogated Mr Money declared ii f:vor of Its abrogation by specific enactment. There is to-night absolutely no doubt that the tr.atv n ill be amended by the In sertion of the Davis amendment. Mr. I.o.li;.-. 11; ebaie of the bill, stated this, aft.rnoon in private conversation that he was convince.) Great Hiitaln would not de cline to ratify the treaty If that amend ment is made. While not sayipu so in woi.ls Mr. lidKe coiue.- the Impression that he had definite information on the Mil.j.et The Dais amendment will be accept, d bj a majority. ti.il l.-.lay by it friends betwe. n ten ar.d t'lte. 11. No flu mes are "iv.n on the final vol.. but tnoie than the r.ipiisit.. tw.i-tliii.1--, will, .Mr. Iwlge stij.-. b, .asily found. Senator lliirisnoii tlltu.le. Senator Morcan went over much of the srotind he has traversed before. arKiiel in tavor if the treaty as negotiated, but -aid be was ready to accept the amend. il treaty if the majority of tin- Senate thought 'hat best. .Mr. Morgan il. what he wante-d above all . l-o was tli canal, and intlm ited that he was ready to suppjrt any proposi tion that would lead to the consummation of that -;reat work. Mr. Teller attain took Issue with .Mr. Mor cau and sconn-d the Id. a that the Hay Pauneefote treaty reserved any material rights to this .lovernment. The treaty should be tunendeil so as to enable lid country to fortlf the canal, lie .1. clared. or. what was better, the old Clayton-Itul-wer treaty should be ljt-iored ent'lr. ly and the work proceeded with in our own way. Mr. Morgan contended that the best way to get rid of the Clayton-Iiulwer treaty was to Ret rid of Its objectionable features with out Rlvlntr any affront to (Jteat Itritaln. Mr. Teller l.iiurlied at the Idea of alTront Inir flreat Itritaln. and arKUed that the I'nl ted States, which were the mainstay of KiiRland. her supply depot and row her money broker, were the one nation v.itti which (lieat ISrltain wished to remain friendly. liny Will ot HeHlKti. During the discussion on this point Sena tor Krye made the announcement that Sec retary Hay would not resign. e.eu if the treaty failed or was amend. .1 by the Sen ate. The statement. Mr. I'rye -aid, was made on the authority of Secretary Hay. Mr Chandler wanted the injunction of se crecy ri-niov.il from Senator I-ryes state ment, but .Mr. Krye objected. "Why not?" asked .Mr. (handler. The whole world Is yearnlnrr for this news. It has been said that Mr. Hay would resign. Now. we know he will not. Why not re lieve tho universal suspen.so?" queried Mr. Chandler, sarcastically. lint .Mr. Krye still objected. "It will Bet out anyhow."' retorted Mr. Chandler. "Just look at the excellent secret session reports of the speech of the Senator from Colorado. How did they reach the newspaper press?' Mr. Teller replied that he did not know and appeared to take the matter serlous'j-. although everybody ele win cnnulsvil with laiiahter. Mr. Money advocated the abrogation of the Clayton-Iiulwer tre.itv bv special en actment. He antagonized th- pending treat- as a makeshift and a sham. The Clayton-lSulwer treaty ought to be abro gated and negotiations begun with Nica ragua and Costa Rica for the construction of the canal by the ("overnnient Independ ent of Great Hiitaln or any other Power on enrth. "This." said .Mr. Monev. "Is the American way, the patriotic wav. and any other method ought to bring the blush of shame to the face of everv American cit izen." The debate was concluded bv .1 momont'o talk by Sfnntor Krye. who favored the treaty as it stood. The debate on th- treaty will be resumed on Thursday, when the vote on the Davis amendment will be taken. TO fl'IIK A COM) in oi: n Y. Take I-. -cat lie I'roi-ri Qnlnlp TaMele. All dru-;. Klsm i.fund the in ney if it f.iiis to cure. 1:. W. irei.s ngn-uuir is on each box. i-c. WILL REPRESENT ARKANSAS. Sponsor jumI Maids of Honor to lliti Confederate Reunion. p.ia'cnur spix-iau I-Ittle Rock. Ark.. Dec. 10. The follow ing ladies have been selected to represent the First Rrlgade. Arkansas Division. I'nl ted Confederate Veterans, at the annua! re union to be held In Memphis In May. 1WI: Sponsor. Mis? Ronnie K. Green of Texar kana; chaperone. Mrs. II. W. Green of Lit tle Rock; maids of honor. Misses Mary Hall. Sarah Hall. Lula Allen (Hop.'). Cath arine Stelnliack. Alma Green. Lottie Camp bell and Je-ssle Leigh of Little Rock. MAY GO TO YERKES AFTER ALL Internal Kevenue Cnmmissioner sliip May 15c Declined by jlauley. Washington. Dec. 10. Indications to-night point to John W. Yerkes of Kentucky a.s the nest Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Joseph Manley of Maine had another Inter view with the President to-day and the pos sibility of holding the place open for him till next spring, when his term as Speaker of the. House in the Maine Legislature ex pires, was discussed. It is believed, however, that he will de cline the offer definitely to-morrow. 151 Uoarclinr Places Advertised in To-Day's Republic. WICHITA INDIANS GET THE DECISION. Supreme Tourt Reverses the Perree of the Court of (Maims in an Important Killing. FAMOUS "LEASED LANDS" CASE Appeal of Cliociav-s ami Chirkn- saws Dismissed Wieliilns ami Afliliattd Tribes Will K'ecover 1'iider Terms of Treaty. The nrixlMIc rtiire.111. 1 ltd pi. and pnnlanU Ae. Washington. Dec. 1" -I no lnit.-l Stales Supreme Court to-day rendered an opinion, through Mr. Justice Harlan, in the eases of the Choctaw:-. Chlckasaws and Wichlfs. ap pealed fiom the Ciiltcl Stall s Court of lalms. It may bo recalled that some six weeks ago a St. Louis paper I tinted a "forecast" of the cplnun of the Supreme Court In this Important matter, stating that the decree of the Court of Claims would 1' allirnied. On the central-., this court unanimously reverses th. in.lgnu nt of tin- court below. The o-ises. substantially, are the.se: In IV'1 there was an agreement between tiie rnit.d States and the Wiehlt.is and af-tilial.-d bands whereby those Indians ced.sl to the 1'nited States the Wichita reserva tion. That agreement was ratified In an act of Congress, and, in consideration of this cession by the Indian, the Culti-d Mates agreed lo a-sigu to them, in sev. al te. 101 acres of land; and. In addition, the Indians were entitled to proper eoini lion for th? sale of such oi the Ian 1111 s as were not res. rveu lor aim.'"-".. It was agreed that the U. compensation .-.liould be icfci tion of this red to Cong- 1 ess. ; The case Is one of gieat Importance to the Southwest, and a gieat deal of cipifl will be disturbed by the judgment iei.dere.1 to-day. The case affects a tract of land in ItI.i lioina, known as the "Wichita Reservation." or "1. iscd land." embracing 13. " a1 n . The decision turned upon the construction to lio put upon tho language of the tr.-aty of 1MT. by which these lands were ceiled to the I'nlt.d States. Decision of Court of Claim. The decr.e of the Court of Claims recited that, by treaty, the lands were acquired by the I'nlted States, "In trust for the settle ment of the Indians tlureon, and In trust for the benefit of such claimant Indians when the tru-t shall cease." It was adi'.lilg.il. then, to li.tvu lieen Ileel for stttlement ot tile iiKiiaus. 1111I when that jiurpose was abandon.' in whole or 'n part, then all the lanu: lian settlement should the I'liltisl Stale- for not devotiI to lu be held In trust by the Choctaws and Al.-o. that ineinlier-s 'blcasa W's exclusive!) . ot tin- Wichita and alilliat.'.i nanus, ucn ex ceeding l.iwi. weie entitled to PV acres each of the lands in dispute; and. further, that the Choctaws and Chickasaw's were. !n law and equity, .ntitbd to and were the owner.- of such of the lands ceded as ie rnained alter satisfying the provision.- for the Wichita; and that. In the event of the sale thereof, by the L'nit.d States, the In dian platntitfs should be entitled to and 1 -ceie the proceeds; of such sale. Prom this decree the Cnited States and the Wichita and atlillated bands, and the Choctaws and Chickasaws severally ..p-p.al-d. The Supreme Court conclusion states: "The decree rnirt be r. v. r-ed. with iliiec tiniis to distills the Il.tltlOII of the "hoc t.iw and Chickasaw Nations, and to make suh decree in favor of the Wichita nnd atlillated bands of Indians, living the amount of compensation to be made to them on aceount of lands .n th.- Wichita Res ervation not required for the allotments di rected by the act of Congress, as may be ciLsNtent with till opinion and law." Tho opinion 1 very bulky, coieriiur forty live printed pages "Tills ..nut hold. that tho treaty of IdO. was an absolute ccsrlon to tie- i'nlted States of the lands In qui'stlon: and since that date the Choctaws and Chickasaw liae had no Interest in the lands in ois pute. and. therefore, could havo no concern In the questions that have arisen between tl.e I'nlted States and the Wichita as to tho disposition of these lands; that, un der the agre. nient of June I. IV'1, between the United States and the Wichita, the- lat ter -iied to the I'nlted State, without any reservation whatever, their claim and titlo In and lo the Wichita Reservation. AiiiiI?1m .if the greeinent, "Tills agr.-inent showed that, in addition to the allotments of land therein provided for. the Wichita and affiliated bauds under stood that further compensation In money .should be made for their possessory rights. in excess of that required for allotment. It was al agreed that the question of what sum should bo paid them should be- sub mitted to Consres. Its d.clslon thereon should be final and blading upon the Indians, provided that If any sum was allowed by Congress It should tie subject to a r-lu. -tion for ea. Ii allotment or land In exc-s of the l.' allotments, at that price per acre', of any that might lie- allowed by Congress. "It was further agreed In lHl that thero should be re-crv.il to th.-e Indians the right to bring against the I'nltetl States any and everv claim that they may believe they have the right to preter. save and except anv claim to the Wichita Itosvrvation. "The relief asked by tho Wichita. was that tho petition of the Choctaws and Chicka-aws be dismissed, and that It lw decreed that th-y w re entitled to tho pro-ci-eds of the sab-" of all tho land Involved in the ease, to be paid th. m from time to time after being deposited In the treasury. us required by law "The Court of Claims. haing d.-Ided that the Choctaws and Chickasaws were mtitled to such of tho lands of the Wichita Reserva tion ius remained after making the allot ments required by law, the only r lief given them by tho act was to adjudge that the member. of tho-o trlles were entitled to 1W acre of land out of tho land. In dis pute, to be set apart fcr tlum by the I'nlted States, liavlng due regard for any Improve ments made then on by them, respective ly, for their permanent settlement. "Of this deoress the Prilled States does not complain, but the Choctaws and Chicka saws do complain of It. s far as it assign 1M1 acre of land to each member of tho Wlchltas." to iMPiiovn ciiicac.o c.wn,. limine Committee Will Consider the l'npoltlon, I-.KITIlt.Ii- SPf-'lAI.. Washington, Dec 10. The House Commit tee.' on Riv rs and IlarNir. to-moirow even ing will hear arguments In favor of the proposition to Improve the Illinois and Des Plain. livers so as to make the Chicago Drainage Canal part of a waterwa tiom Lake .Michigan to the Mississippi Riv r. It will be seii that the friends of the canal are losing no time in forcing this matter uim the consideration of Congr ss. Their project 1 In line with that reported upon by the War Department . ngineers. published in The Republic a few day.- ago. The committee, probably will report an appropriation of 0-i),iji for a supplemental survey of the same route to provide a chan nel fourte-en feet deep. The last r.-jiort was on wvtii and eight feft depths. The canal people apparently believe they aro getting an Important advantage in hav ing these surwys mad". It apparently commlts the Government somewhat seri ously to a consideration of the canal as a waterway, from the fact that Congress thinks It worth while to appropriate so much for surveys. Calling for a further survey, however, will necessarily def.r pto vlslon for actual work at least to another Congress. MS.XATOll TfrtlMl SWOIIN I. Sennte Went Intu lccutiie SeMiun on the lliiy-l'amieefntc Treilly. Washington, Dec. 10. Charles A. Towne. the recently appointed successor to the late Senator Davis of Minnesota, attended to day's session of the Senate and took the oath of olhce. No buslne-s of Importance was transacted In open session, the Senate going Into secret session on the Hay-Pauncefole treaty as soon as routine business had be-en concluded. Mr. Towno was congratulated warmly by many of his colleagues as he took his "scat on the Democratic side of the chamber. A bill to provide for the appointment of an additional district Judge in the Northern Judicial District of Ohio wa.s passed. Mr. Ilanna (Ohio) offered a resolution that a committee of three Senators be appointed Do You? Ready-tailored Fashionable Suits, SI5 to S30. Overcoats, SI5 to S5Q. &e4rfiArfr Clothiers, Haberdashers and Halters, .Yew Republic Building, Seventh and Olive. Sis. VM by the President pro tern to make the n.v essarv arraugenn ins lor the Inauguration .if the Pr.sidcut of the I'nit.-il S'at.s on the 4th of Maich next I'lider the rnl the resolution went over. Without resuming business in open s.sslon the Senate, at i.. p. in., adjourn.!. CO.MIRMATION 111 Till: Sl'A ITK. Important A piol lit oieiil- In Ariiij". iii- unit t.'lill erlee. Washington. 1). c. 10. -The following con firmations were made by the Senate to-day: To be inemlH'rs of the Industrial Commis sion I . A. Tompkins of North Carolina and C. II. Lltehmau of New Jersey, K. S. Strai ten, to lie Collector of Customs at San Francisco; C.il Marciou ! Meyes of Cali foinli. to be General Appraiser of Mer chandise; R. II Chamberlain of Iowa, to be Collector of Internal Revenue. District of Hawaii; O. 11. Raker of low.i. to lm Consul at Svdney. Colonel John I". Weston. Assistant om mlsarv General, to be Oomml-arv General, with rank or llrlgaditr G. neral; Pay Direc tor Kdwaid Ste-wait. to be Paymaster Gen eral and Chief of the P.uteau of Supplies and Account. Navy Department. Postmasters: California-". Diirner. lSenichi: J. R. Raker. Autioch. Illinois -W. O. hitler. La Harpe; H. C, Jiuie-s. Mai ion. , Missouri-William Roman. Independence. Iowa -G. K. Covert. Vinton. mvi:it impiovi:mi:vis .n;n.n. IIoiikc Committee liiiir llenrlliK t Missouri Cill".remen I.H-t Night. IlKl'ltlSMl-SPirclAL. Washington. Dec. 10. Although the Hoii-m Committ.e on Rivers and Harbors refus.s to give any formal hearings at present. It has consented to hear to-night arguments bv all th Missouri Congressmen In favor of improements of various portion of the Missouri Ritcr. This has gitn great en couragement to the advocates of river Im provements at various points in the State. It Is known that, personally, the chair man of the committee is not favorable to further extensive Improve ments of the Mis souri, but the d.-Iegrtion hopes that hi views will be modiil.tl by their arguments, to-night. The House Committee on Rivers and Har bors to-night gave an extended hearing In favor of Improving the Mississippi River lrom St. Luis to Cairo. The project urged calls for deepening the river at an annual co-t of ,1.('IW" for il period of live- years. Tiie committ.e l.eard arguments by Colo mi J. A. tick.rson of St. Louis, engln. er olllcer or the Mississippi River Commission, and Messrs. II. R. Whltteumre and Charles Sharp, representing the ominerclal interests of tho city. Their appeal for this Improvement was made In clear and strong t. rnis. and th committee appeared to be Impressed with tiie Importune of the project. APPKOPHIATION lHt ISAI!I, Creditor Trntler Mi III to lie IlileUIni; Hie Ileum ml To lie lm e-tlKlite.l. ISBITIII.ICSI'I'CIAI.. Washington. Dec. 10. Kfforts are Wing made heie to Induce Congress to appropri ate a large sum of money for the. benefit of the Osage Indians In Oklahoma. They are said to bo Inspired by traders who have debts against the Indians amounting to about $.ii'.,o. Repr.seiitiitii.ns am made thut the funds desired ale for the benefit of members of the tribe, but. at the same time, a rider Is attached to the measure hearing on the (-iihi.ct providing that, from the appropri ation allowed, the some of pm.iiM shall be deducle.l to discharge certain obligations of members of the Osage tribe. These obligations ale held l.y trailers 111 Oklahoma and they are Slid to be behind tho scheme to induce Congress to make a large appropriation for the oag; lndisns. It I admitted at the Interior Department that the Osage Indian are m debt to the trad, rs for a considerable amount, and It Is stand tlmt these debt should be paid. The olllclals are suspicious of the matter, however, and a thorough investigation vns recently ordered. A special agent of tho ileri-irlmont was sent lo Oklahoma sum- time ago and his r.port is expected next J week. It I anticipited by tile ntllcial that some light will be thrown upon ine sui.-J.-tt III this renort. ami. if Congress lakes any action, the Interests of the Indians will be snfeguardeu. iiorsi: pasi:ii m'pim.y iiii.i.. Legislative. I'.veeilllve nnd .ludleliit Appropriation JfU I, liMt.tto-'. Washington. Dec 10. The first of the great supply bills, the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, wa- passed by the House In recoid time to-day. The bill carries tJMM.snS and has 131 pages, but there was less than ten minutes' debate upon it. ... .Mr. lUngham of Pennsylvania, who was In charge of the measure, tendered his thanks to the Hou-e for the confidence shown In the Appropriation Committee, it required about three hours for the clerk to read the bill. No other business was trans acted. Jl IIC.MI'.VrS M'inilTTKI). Appropriation in Pioi.ient of Them Will He Made nt Till elon. r-nrri'.i.ic spkcial. Washington, Dec. 10. The I'nlted States Court of Claims to-day submitted to Con gress, for appropriations, judgments in tho following cases: Jo. Engle of Dallas County, Missouri. $2H2: Thomas J. Owen of Charlton County. Missouri, $.u; Samuel F. Davidson of Phil lips County. Arkansas, $:i,r.l3: Charles Ho gan of Crawford County. Arkansas. J1.2T0: Kli Whltaker of Marshall County, Missis sippi. Jl.r-!3. TO STOP HAZING AT MUST POI.NT. Congrrninn I.Iojil Hope to Gel One ot Two Meaure ThroUKli. r.EPUULIC SPKCIAL. Washington. Dec. 10. The death of Oscar I.. Rooz of Pennsylvania, a cadet at West Point, on account of injuries resulting from alleged hazing, has caused widespread in terest amongst the people, and an urgent demand for prevention of the practice of hazing hy luw and otherwise. Mr. Llovd introduced two bills in the last session of Congress intended to prevent this 1 Many Men A'rrrr read ails for I he reason the are usually ininferesin(j,olen do nol possess the pure ring of truth ful fuels, which a discerning man can detect by reading between the lines, or else the main reason, that there is nothing to gain, either in interesting inormalion or in tan gible benefits. We Claim an Exception And ire iron Id like to conreji to you through this nd an understanding of the. rtru superior Keadn-Tuilorcd Clothing uc sell. The workmanship is of the highest character, grace and skill in (he finish, as trell as thorough pains taking al ererji point of construction. The fabrics are reliable and fashion able, graceful perfect fitting and sat isactor. Costs no more than others contrari), less. The riason, smaller profits. ! unfortunate custom and Is now- pressing them for consideration hy Congress. The first bill provide for tint- additional word to the oath now required to be administered to cadets before their admission at West Point, viz: "And that I will abstain from the prac tice of hazing in any form while tit the academy " The s.vond 1,111 provides that any ca 1-t v ho engages in the practice of hazing while attending the academy shall be summarily dismissed from said in-tittitiii. This is a subject of very great Impor tance, if hazing practices have been so sevfi as to result in permanent Injury to the student or In endangering his lite, such e-onduct i disgraceful to the Government and hhnnld be prevented. If there Ii any school where, there should be perfect discip line and obedience to piop.-r regulatio ti. it Is the military school of the nation. Mr. Lloyd Is of the opinion that luce bill, or others of similar import, will 1 adopted by tiie committee and passe 1 by tlie House. win, i:m;i, .m accirtj Much II. uh t Concerning; Her Altitude ...i Hit -Pauneef.ite Trcul. JinPt'lll.ICSI'KCIAI.. Wiushlngton, Dec. 10. Did Arthur J. R.il four. Government leader ot the I5rlti-.li House of Commons, give a pl.dge to a I'nited State- Senator last summer that Great llrit-iln would accept the llay Pauncefoto treaty with the Davis amend ment? This is a question having much to do with th.- solution of the treaty problem In the Seriate. The statement has been made that Mr. Ralfour did make such a declaration to a Senator, who 1 now favor ing the Davis, amendment, and It has been a powerful aid to those who advocate amend ing the treaty. The report is in oirect con tradition of Information giv.n out al the Kngllsh Konlgn Otfiee. Friends of the treaty who want It ratl t'n.I In Its original form state positively that they know Great Hril.iin will very likely re turn the treaty to the ruttd Stat. un accepted If It Is amended. Secretary Hay'. earnestness In pressing for the ratification in itji original form i regarded as evi lence that he does not thing Great Rritaiu will accept the amend. d troaty. It became dearer than ever to-day that the fate of the treaty, the Nlaragu.m ca nal bill and th- Payne-Krye subsidy bill are all interwoven. friends of the sub sidy m.-asure are saying. "No subsidy, no Nicaragua cr.nal." Advocates of the treaty are saying. "No treaty, no Nicaragua ca nal." Friends of the ship subddy are maneuver ing to get that measure to a vote before the Nicuraguati bill can be taken up. 'I here may yet be considerable strife in the Senate over this. iii:pi'iii.ic iioi'.m: .ai.ci. Afrreetl to Stun. 1 l.y War Revenue Re duction Hill uh Reported. Washington. Dec. 10. The Republican House caucus on the' war rtv.nue reduction bill decided to-night by a large majority to btand by the bill as now drawn mid report id by the War Committee. There were about a hundred member pnsent and the vote lu support of the bill a now framexl stood tS ayes to I noes. The resolution finally adopted was of fered by Representative Hepburn of Iovv.v and w:i as follows: "Resolved. That the recommendations made bv the Committee on Ways and Means m House Hill No. liS'l are judicious and merit tin; approval of this conference and that all Republican members of the House lie uiged to vote against all amend ments and for the passage of the bill." Two other amendment were put before the conference. One wa framed by Repre sentative Fear. f Missouri and provided for leductlon of the tax on beer to $1.3.) a barrel. It was lost. 43 ayes lo M nays. Representative Roberts of Massachusetts niov.il that the present lax on beer be re duced only 10 per cent and that a reduc tion of the duty on tea be made from W cents to .r cents a pound. This motion was lost alrno-t unanimously. iiii.ic iirii.uixcs. Ilone Committee Will Conl.ler Ap liropriutlotii. To-Hnj'. m:iM'nt.ii-spi;i.L. Washington. Dec. lO.-The House Com mittee on Public Huildings will havo a misting to-morrvv to deride what public building appropriation will he put through this session. This meeting will be important, as it will settle the fat. of several pending m.asures before the icmmlttee. and it I- important also, as it shows that the -nanagers of the" House have not agre.d P l.'ll all public building m.asures at till- se.-s-.ni. They will s. parrite the ,; "d bills from the bad to-morrow, or. at least, indicate wiiat thev rc-arrt as tie- mest urgent, and these will be acted upon at this session. AGISICl'I.Tl UK IV POItTO RICO. President Transmit Heiinrt. Hear ing; on tl.e Subject, to Couture. Washington. IVe. 10. The President to day transmitted to Congress extended re ports on the agricultural resources of Porto Rico, with speil.il reference to the estab lishment thtre of an agricultural experiment station. Professor Knapp. who conducted the in quiry lor th Agricultural Department, urses that immediate attention be given to promoting the production of larger and bet ter crops of coffee, sugar and tobacco, arrd of food products for home consumption, loiter, he advises taking up horticulture, forestry, animal Industry and dairying. IltTTI.KMIlI lUSMiritt. May Dr llen.ly for I.niinchlii Xnt I'ull. RBI'I'I'MC SPKCIAL. Washington, Dec. 10. The Navy Depart ment to-day reports the battleship Missouri, at the Newport News yards, as 19 per cent advanced in construction. This Indicates that she probably will be ready for launch ing some time next fail. TO IMIOTKCT AIIORIGl.VAI.S. Bill lo Prevent Snle ot Flrenrm. Opium. 1-Zte., in Vevr Hebrides. Washington. Dec. 10. Representative Gil Irtt of Massachusetts to-day Introduced a bill to prevent the sale of firearms, opium and Intoxicating beverages to aboriginal na tives of the New Hebrides and other islands In the Western Pacific not In the possession or under the control of any civilized Power. Women's Hosiery. To-Day, Tuesday, December 11th, 1900, We place on sale 250 dozen Women's French, German and British Cotton, Lisle, Fleeced and Cashmere Hose at less than import cost. Plain black and solid colors; maco and split feet; figures, polfca dots, vertical stripes, lace all-overs; lace ankles, black feet with colored tops and many other popular styles. At 35c and 50c per pair. This lot of hosiery is the balance of an importer's stock, and if sold in the regular way would be 75c, 1.00, 81J-5 ami f 1.50 per pair. Men's Neckwear, 25c. Shirts, $1.00. i Neckwear. Silk and Satin Batwings, Butterflies, Four-in-IIands. Iniptrials, Tecks and Puff Scarfs, in complete assortment of this season's most stylish figures and stripes; 25c each. The above lot is a special purchase for the Holi days, and usuallv retail at oOc. Half Hose. Cotton, Lisle Thread, Cashmere and Merino, in fancy stripes, polka dots and solid coiors; 25c. This is one ot the frrea.-- Jinrains in Men's Hosiery it lias ever been our "ivilege to offer the goods are regularly north oLc a:i t 75c. Shirts. Of fancy Madras and Percale, in solid blue, white figures on bins grounds and high colored figures and stripes on white grounds; $1.00 each. These Roods arc advance styles for 1901 and -were manufactured to sell for 2.00. mmmcem DRY GOODS TRAIN KILLS MAN, WIFE AND HORSES, I'lisscii-zi'is on Westbound Viuida- Ii;i Spooiiil Witness a TVriible Ai-ciilt'iit Xear Jewett, III. I'.issnKrs on the wpsthound Vand.vlia 5'p-ci'il fronr Xevv York, which arrived in Virion Station last nlKht at fi:11 o'cloek. vvitnesa-d tho killing of a f.irmer and his vviff hy the fnt-movinf: train at a ciw-mK near Jt-vvtt. III.. 12 miles from K.ist l.ouis. The aceidtnt occurred at p. m. A half mllo vves-t of .Icwett there Is a rharp curve and the Intree-tiou of the track and a road which cro.-w It at thl.i point i.-tnmt bo sent hy jrson on the hichvvny or hy truiiiinen until almost at the spot. Tho couple who mt death so un-speet-J-ly vvcro drivinK In a lisht prinir vagoii drawn hy a pair of spirited hor.-e". vvpn tho hors-'S were almost on the tracks the heavy through train, l.ot Sl fret away, was hearlUK down upon them Jt full speed. The- animals wer m.idden"d by the fruiiml of the rushiiiK cars and pHinced ahead. Tli wiiKon was tliti1 thrown directly across the track and was Mruck in the middle hy the engine. The conveyance was dashed to splinters: the- horses were drawed hack and sround to a pulp heneath tho wheels of the ercine. ;nd th- man. James Carey, and his wife weie hurled fully seventy-live feet lieyonil the crosiri.ir. The woman struck a pile of ties which were lylnrr crosswise beside the track. ; Kreat was tho velocity of her finil body that when it struck the henvy tiet- they were dlskniKed from their places ard fell In a heap upon her. The train a stopj'd, and tender hands lifted the faUd ceiuple ard laid their bodies side hy side on a rlsinr; plot of pround near the tracks. The authorities at Jewett vvero hid before the train proceeded on its way. W. it. I.ee of Warren. Mo., was a passen Ki r in the train, and spent last night in this city. lie described tho accident to a llepub lic reporter. WEDDING RUMOR DENIED. Mrs. Pullman Hays She Is Not En .uajfd lu Artist Marry. ItCI'l'MJC SPECIAL Hot Sprincs. Ark.. Dec. in. The rumor that Mrs. George M. Pullman is soon to vved Mr. Gerard Itarry, a Xevv York arU-t, was denied by the lady In question, when seen at her quarters at the Arlington Hotel this evenlmr. "Why. Mr. Harry is a mero boy," sho Kild: "and. thotiRh he was always a friend or the Mnilly. 1 can t see wny my name; should lie coupled with his In this respect. I want the- matter denied In toto and ill as few words as possible." She had the correspondent accompany her to her son-in-law's room, where he also jrave out a denial in unmistakable lanciume. Mr. Lowden said: "The whole thlnir Is fulso and t'roundless In every particular." MAY HAVE SIGNIFICANCE. American Army Knjiint'rr to Visit i'anisli West Indies. SI'HCIAL BY CAI1LR. San Juan. Dee-. 10. (Copyrif-ht, lf hv the Xew York Herald Company.) Colonel Gcorire I,. Gillespie of the KnKineer Corps of tho I'nlted States Army, who recently camo from ".Vashlnston. sailed for St. Thomas. D.mish Wet Indies. to-nlKht. Colonel Gillespie came here with the hoaid appointed to report on the public lands of I'orto Itico. It is supposed that his mission to St. Thomas N to make an inspection of the harbor on behalf of th'S United States. X00'0X000000XX-000 J One Thousand Physicians Testify that ? Hunyadi Jlnos F Is the Best Natural Laxative Water Known to Medical Science, f 9 Dr. William A.UIammotid. Xete York, I Professor of Di:?s"i of the Mind and Nervous Svst'm in the University of the City of X Jw York, writes: "The Hnijndl .Uno Water is. Mcordinc to mr eiperitace. the A most pleafint and efficient of all pursatlve mineral waders, and I hava no hesitation is recommending It to the Medical Profession. I For Constipatioh, Torpid Liver and Obesity, f No Medicine in the World 2 T 1, AT THE LA HEL on Bottle, I fn For The Full Same. 4 XlOOK Blue with Bed Centre Panel. I Viial "Hnnyadi-JANOS." f 000000'0000k0KOOC000000000 Half Hose, 25c. COMI'AM-. GAPE TOWN GIVES A SWORD TO ROBERTS. !ient Demonstration in ITis Honor "Hobs" Expresses Confidence iu Kitcbener. Cape Town. Dee. 1". The official reception t-ndercd to Ixird Roberts here lo-dny. to Kethcr with the presentation of the ad dresses and the sword of honor, was a masnlticent spectacle and was witnessed hy 23.Coi people-. The ceremony becan with a luncheon at Good Hope Hotel, where Lord Roberts made a speech, in tho course of which he Ypressed the lmCkOf mnlld.ntK. in ll Kitchener ami paid a high trlhute to the in valuable services of Sir Alfred Milner. The open-air function followed in tho principal square of the city, which was splendidly decorated. The Mayor of Capo Town presented the sword amid a scene of tremendous enthusiasm. Sir Alfred Milner received a great ovation. Representative troops of all the forces of the colonies, including the Canadians, Joined In a procession from the town hall to the square, which was accompanied by a con tinuous roar ot cheers, ladles throwing flowera from windows and balconies. After the presentation of the sword, and a casket, subscribed for by 10.W0 Cape Col onists. Lord Roberts presented to a number or troops distinguished service medals anil other decorations. This evcnlnfr the streets were splendidly llluminatetl with electrical devices and Chi nese lanterns. Transparencies of the pop ular Generals were displayed and an enor mous crowd of cheerlnit people filled the prin cipal thoroughfares. The day's celebraUon came to an end with a. military tattoo and lireworks. Lord Roberts's wife and daughters are ex pected to arrive to-morrow. They will sail -with tho Field Marshal on the Canada Foes. REPORT ON BOOZ HAZING. Superintendent Mills's Statement Ivet'eivcd by Secretary Root. Washington. Dec. 10. The House) Commit tee on Military Affairs to-day referred the resolution In regard to the case, of Cadet Rooz to tho Se-cretary of IVar for such ac tion as he dee-med proper. Secretary Root replied to the oommlttce that ho had just received a report from Colonel Mills, superintendent of tho Mili tary Academy, giving the result of an In vestigation of the case personally conducted by himself, and that he would forward a copy of the- report to tho conurittce for its intormatlon as soon as It could he prepared for transmission. The report probably will go to the com mittee to-morrow. The Secretary and other officials decline to indicate the character of the report In advance of its transmission to the Military Committee. Flies Cnred Without the Kmlrr. Itching, blind, bleeding or protrudlns piles. Your druggist will refund your money if l'AZO OINTMENT falls to cure you. 50c. AGED WOMAN BURNEDTO DEATH Iler Clotliinj; Caught Fire as She Stood IJefore a Grate. RKTUEMC SPECIAL South McAlester, I. T.. Dec. 10. Mrs. Fliza Mitchell, aged SO years, met a horri ble death to-day. Her clothing ignited from the lire in the grate, and before aid could arrive she was so badly burned that she died in a few hours. Mrs. S. I'. Mitchell, daughter-in-law of the unfortunate woman, was severely burned while attempting to suppress tha Humes. Compares with HUNYADI-JANOS." ? a u.' .'jfc;T ,' v--.,..