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VOL. 37.—N0. 50. AT THE CAPITAL. Both Branches of Congress Organized. Crisp Assumes the Speakership of the House. The President Notified That Congress Is Beady for Busiuess. A Reciprocity Agreement With Ger many—The Chilean Embrogllo Vlg orously Treated In the Pres ident's Message. Associated Press Dlanatcne*. Washington, Dec. 8. — The excited feeling so apparent throughout tho speakership contest had no part in the proceedings of the house today. When McMillin appeared many members who had not been with him in the fight ruahed up to ahake hands and tell him he made a good stand against the inevi table. Springer had on hia coat lapel a bright acarlet pink, which had been tho emblem of his campaign. Having caat hia vote and influence to Crisp, he waa in high favor with the victors. When the nominations for speaker were made thia morning, that of Reed waa the only one greeted with applauae. Jerry Simpson, acting for the Farm ers' Alliance party, nominated Watson of Georgia, and a smile spread over the house. When Judge Hoi man placed Criap in nomination the Democrats reserved their applause for the moment when he should be declared elected and be es corted into the house. But at the name of Reed the eighty-three Republicana made all the noise consistent with their numbers, and their votea were caat in peculiarly loud voicea, to ahow that they were there. During the roll call Mills stood back behind tbe rail on the Democratic aide, and when hia name was called voted with his usual depth of voice aud ear nestness of manner. Hoar and Williams of Massachusetts, who were Mills's most active workers, did not vote. The silence on the Democratic side re mained unbrokeu while the tellers counted|the votes—Criep, 233; Reed, 83; Watson, 8. But when the clerk an nounced that Criap waa elected speaker, a wild buret of applause filled the houae. As Mills and Reed conducted the speaker to the chair, all the members Stood in their places, clapping their haubs and cheering. THE HOUSE ORG AMX K.I). When tbe houae convened" thia morn ing, there waa a large crowd present. At noon Clerk McPherson called the body to order, and on motion of Hoi man, the election of a speaker waa pro ceeded with. Holman placed in nom ination Criap, of Georgia. Henderaon, of Illinois, nominated Thomas B. Reed, of Maine. Simpaon, of Kansas, nomin ated Thomaa U. Watson, of Georgia. Tellers were appointed and balloting commenced. The roll call resulted: Criap, 238; Reed, 83; Watson, 8. Mills and Spring er were heartily applauded when they recorded their votea tor Criap. The clerk having announced the re sult, declared Criap duly elected speaker amid a storm of applause. The clerk then appointed Mills and Reed aa a committee to escort the newly elected speaker to the chair, an appointment tbat was received with applause not un mixed with laughter. CRISI" TAKKS THK CHAIR. In a few moments Criap entered with Mills nnd Reed supporting him on either arm, and hia march down the aisle waa a perfect ovation, the Deino crata en masse riaing and giving him cheer after cheer, and the Republican members rising alao. When quiet waa secured, Criap aaid: "Gentlemen of the house ot representatives: "For the great honor you have conferred upon me, I return heartfelt thanks. I shall endeavor to diacharge the duties of the office of speaker with courtesy, firmness, and impartiality, f Applause. 1 Let us unite in the hope that our labors here may result in the advancement, prosperity, honor and glory ot our beloved country. [Ap plause.] lam now ready to take the oath of office." The oath of office having been admin istered, tbe work of swearing in the members of the fifty-second congress waa begun. When thia was concluded, resolutions for the appointment of Kerr for clerk, Voder for aergeant-at-arma, Turner for door-keeper and Dalton for postmaster were presented. Henderson, of Illinois, ottered aa a substitute a resolution for the appointment of the present officers, with the' exception of chaplain, for which office Charles B. Ramadell was named. Disagreed to. Holman'a resolution waa agreed to, with an amendment offered by Springer for tbe appointment of William H. Mil buru aa chaplain. The newly elected officera were then sworn in, and a resolution waa adopted directing the clerk to inform the preai dent of the election of a speaker and a clerk. On motion of Holman the clerk waa directed to inform the Senate that the house had. elected its speaker, and a quorum being present it waa now ready for the transaction of business. The speaker appointed Blount, Reed and Breckinridge of Kentucky a commit tee to join a similar one from the senate td inform the preaident that congresa waa in session with a quorum present. A resolution was adopted directing the apeaker to appoint a committee on rules, accounts, enrolled bills and mile age, each to consist of the same number of members aa in the fiftieth congresa, and referring the rules of the last con gresa to tbe committee on rulea, and or dering that the daily hour of meeting of the house shall be 12 o'clock. The house then proceeded to draw for seats. A resolution, the effect of which was to permit Reed, Holman and O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, to select their seats in .advance, was adopted. At the conclusion of drawing of seats, the house adjourned till tomorrow. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. In the senate immediately after the reading of the journal, the oath waa ad ministered to Jones, of Arkansas (re elected), Dubois, of lowa, and Call, of Florida. The papers in the matter of the cre dentials of Davidson, the claimant for Call's seat, were referred to the commit tee on privileges and elections with in structions to report at an early day. Like reference was made of the papers in tbe ease of Claggett, claiming the eeat of Dubois. The senate then took a recess till 2 p. m. Another recess was taken to 3 o'clock, after the appointment of Sherman and Barnes aa a committee to join the houae committee in the visit to the president. At 8:20 the senate adjourned until tomorrow. WHY HO AH DID NOT VOTE. Sherman Hoar of Massachusetts, when asked why he did not vote for speaker on roll call today, said: "Last fall 1 etated that in the coming contest for the speakership I would vote for no candi date who would not promise to use his influence, if elected speaker, against the consideration of bad financial legisla tion and the extension of silver coinage. When Crißp became the candi date of the party I sent to him and asked him to give me this promise, which he declined to do. There was then nothing left for rue to do but refrain from voting for him. tn my judgment, however, he will do exactly what he refused to promise to do, namely, use hia influence ac speaker against the consideration of measures looking to the extension of the coinage of silver. I feel fairly sure that auch will be hia action, but aa I could not get hie promise, he could not get my vote." VACANCIES IN SENATE COMMITTEES. The Republican senate caucus ap pointed a committee to reorganize the committees. The committee assumes a task of greater magnitude than usual in such cases. Serious inroads have been made by the death, resignation and failure of election in the ranks of the senate, as it stood at the close of tbe fifty-first congress. In forty-two stand ing and thirteen selected committees, there are not less than seventy-two vacancies, including cix chairmanships in the list of standing committees, and one in the list of selected committees. The committee on finance retains every one of its thirteen members, while Senator Sherman's committee on for eign relations has lost five of its nine senators. The committees on judiciary, education and labor and District of Columbia, each lost three members, in cluding tbe chairman. Other commit tees have been depleted in like manner. CONTESTED HOUSE ELECTIONS. When the houae committee on elec tions ia appointed and proceeds to con sider the contested election cases which will come before it for tbe first time.it will have as a basis a digeat of tbe reports, testimony and legal questions relative to the elections which came be fore the previoua congress. Thia digeßt ia intended by Clerk Rowellto assist the members in reaching an impartial con clusion touching the law and precedents applicable to any election contest. RECIPROCITY WITH GERMANY. While it is impossible to _obtain Tan official acknowledgement to" that effect, it ia known that a commercial conven tion, under the reciprocity clause of the McKinley act, has been practically con cluded "between Germany and the United States, and that the president will soon issue a proclamation announc ing the fact. The convention contem plates the free importation of Ger many's sugar into the United States and a reduction of duty on American cereals imported into Germany from 5 to '■'>'■: marks. PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING. The census bureau today issued a bul letin on the subject of transportation by water on the Pacific coast, considered as an industry. The information furnished relates to the business of transportation by water as carried on in 1889 by all craft over five tons registered in the ports of California, Oregon and Washing ton. Information is given in detail in fifteen tables, from which the following summary is drawn: Total craft, 1842; value, $23,087,370; freight movement by ton, 8,818,363; grofa earnings, $28,628, --316; expenses, $17,274,809. WASHINGTON NOTES. Secretary Foster's case Bhowed a de cided improvement this morning. Tbe cabinet met this morning as us ual, but the session was a short one. Tbe state, war and treasury departments were not represented. The Democratic senators at a caucus this morning unanimously re-elected Senator Gorman chairman and Senator Faulkner secretary of the caucus for the ensuing term of congress. The executive committee of the na tional Democratic committee has decid ed to call a meeting of the national committee at the Arlington hotel, Washington, D. C, January 21,1892, to decide upon the time and place for hold ing the Democratic national convention. The senate Republican caucus com mittee which is charged with the re arrangement of the senate committees, held a abort meeting today, at which it was agreed that efforts Bhould be made to learn the individual wishes of the Republican senators upon the question of their assignment. British commissioners from the West, Indies were in conference with Secretary Blame several houra today, with a view to the establishment of reciprocal trade relations with the United Statea. It ia understood considerable progreas waa made toward an agreement for commer cial reciprocity. The departure of the Atlanta for her new atation iv South Atlantic waters, will be delayed a few days, by reason of a change of commander. An order waß iasued today relieving Captain Phillip from the command of the vessel, and ordered Captain Higginson to that duty. Lieutenant Mason waa also detached from the Atlanta. W.S. McAllister.of Mississippi,chair man of tbe national committee of the Anti-Sub-Treasury Alliance, who has been making a tour of the states where hia party is atrongeat, found awaiting him here letters from hia fellow-com mitteemen, urging bim to poatpone the date of the national convention called for Memphis, Term., December 16th. Me haa decided to do this, and today issued a notice postponing the conven tion to a date to be named; hereafter. WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 9, 1891.—TEN PAGES. THK PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. The Chapter on the Chilean Question Will Be Vigorous. Chicago, Dec. B.—A Washington spe cial says: The president's coming mes sage to congress will have one sensa tional feature. The Chilean chapter will be the moat vigorous utterance con tained in an executive message for a long while. It will ahow that the seri ousness of the aituation haa at no time been underestimated by tbe preaident and Secretary Blame. There will be no hint of recalling Miniater Egan. If any thing ia to be aaid on that point, it will be more likely a word of praise than anything elee. Thequeation on which the preaident wants to give congress the fullest information relates to tbe attack on the sailors of the Baltimore, and the uneatiafactory action of the Chilean government. The difference between that attack and tbe New Orleanß lynching will be fully ex plained, and then hinta are given tbat it may yet become necessary to present an ultimatum to tho Chilean government. Every naval commandant in the. United States baa received instructions to fit out and put in commission all the sea going men-of-war lying in American watera, and the result iathat two power ful fleets now have their bows turned toward the south. The preaident will probably hint to congress the steps which it may beneceasary for the United Statea to take in order to secure repara tion, the meaning of which ia three-fold indemnity for the outrage, the punish ment of the offenders and apologies to the flag insulted. HUBDXB Wlf.li OCT. A Mystery That Puzzled the Chicago Po lice Cleared Cp. Chicago, Dec. 8. —The myatery of the murder of Mra. Leggenhager and her son, a couple of weeks ago, waß partly cleared up today, and Herman Kraatz ia'under arrest, charged with being one of the perpetrators of the double mur der. The police and coroner have been at variance aa to whether the mother or aon suicided after slaying the other; or whether both were mur dered by a thief or desperate debtor. Today when the inquest waa about finished, Kraatz betrayed nervousness upon being queationed about his finan cial relations with Mra. Leggenhager, as well aa hia movements at the time of her death. It is probable that thia method of murder waa brought to light by the diacovery of a robe in tbe room where the body lay, and it ia believed the mother and aon were smothered to death. Kraatz ia the husband of the dead woman's atep daugh ter. The police are inveatigating the whereabouts of hia two brothers neither of whom had the most enviable record. A curious fact ia that Kraatz'a father and uncle yeara ago fought each other with kniveß after a quarrel. The uncle killed bis man, went insane and died in an asylum. What relation, if any, Kraatz'a wife has -to the murder of her stepmother and brother, doea not appear, but it is known the girl had bit terly complained of the dead woman's miserly habits. BAIN AMU SNOW. Heavy Storms in Southern Oregon and Northern California. San Francisco, Dec. B.—The rain storm which commenced here today ex tends over the northern and cen tral portions of the state, and seems to be traveling south. At many points the rain ia the heav ieat of the season. Rain ia reported at Tracy, Petaluma, Napa, Stockton, Maryaville, Nevada, Sonoma, Oroville and Chico. Heavy snows have fallen in the mountaina. Donsmoir, Cal., Dec. B.—Snow com menced falling this morning and has continued all day, but haa nearly stepped now. It ia three feet deep. Snow plowß are running ahead of all traina. The south-bound passenger train ia about seven hours late. The weather ia warm and the snow ia heavy. Ashland, Ore., Dec. B.—Unusually heavy rain storma have prevailed in Southern Oregon and Northern Califor nia since last night. Heavy snows have fallen on the Sidkiyoua, interfering aeri oualy with traina on the Southern Pa cific. The southbound passenger, leav ing here at noon today, was delayed by Bnow aud icy track five hours between Ashland and Siakiyou, at the summit of the mountain. Tbe northbound over land due here 4:10 this afternoon, can not get here until late tonight. INDIAN TBOUBLEg, An Officer Sent to Investigate at Chey enne Agency. St. Paul, Dec. B.—This afternoon General Merrit sent hia aide, Lieut. O. J. Brown. Firat cavalry, to Tongue Riv er Indian agency, Montana, to inveati gate the reported Indian trouble. No trouble ia anticipated, and troops have merely been aent aa a precautionary meaaure. Minneapolis, Dec. 8. — A Tribune apecial from Miles City, Mont., says: Three settlers came in from Tongue river and say that Indians have noticed surveyors at work locating claims, and declare that white men shall not hold ranchea within the reservation. Since the escape of an Indian charged with murder, the Indiana have been ugly aa usual, after an arrest or attempted ar rest. While they are in a most threat ening mood, no actual hostilities have yet occurred. A number of troopa are now at the reservation. GRAND JURY IN .1 All.. A Curious .Legal Complication at San Antonio, Tex. San Antonio, Tex., Dec. B.—There was considerable excitement here today over the arreat of the grand jury. There ia a fine of $50 hanging over each member, impoaed by Judge King, who held that they were iv contempt in serving an attachment on him while he waa on the bench. An attorney acting in their behalf left here tonight with a pe tition to the supreme court in aession at Tyler, for a writ of habeae corpua. Meantime the grand jurymen are in jail. An indignation meeting waa held by thoae in sympathy with the grand jury tonight. Moat of the lawyera say acting Judge King was correct; that the grand jury had no right to summon a judge on tbe bench to appear as a malefactor. A Town Burning. St. Paul, Dec. B.—New Richland, Wisconsin, is on fire, and help baa been called from St. Paul. A message re ceived expresses fear that the town will be destroyed. THE FRENCH NAVY. Unabated Activity in Build ing Warships. Nearly Two Hundred Torpedo Boats Completed. A Submarine Fleet That Challenges Competition, Rapld-Flrlng Guns of Superior Effective ness— Franc c Feel* Secure From All Foes—Foreign Mls cellany. Associated Press Dispatches. Paris, Dec. B.—ln the debate on the naval estimates in the deputies today, Barbey, minister of marine, said the building of ships for the navy continued with unabated activity, and within ten years eighty one ahipa would be built, including six ironclads and fifty awift cruisers. Next year the navy would have over 200 torpedo boats. France, he said, waa the only nation that had solved the problem of aubmarine naviga tion, and would aoon poaaeaa a sub marine navy that would give results as yetunattained. New quick-firing guns, with an effectiveneßß superior to any thing ever before achieved, had been added to the armaments of the re public. In view of the extent of her preparationa and readineaa „for war, France ought to feel secure, he aaid. The speech waa received with enthusi astic applause. The senate, in apiteof Minieter Roche'a proteat, placed a tariff of 25 franca on refined petroleum. THE FRENCH Al' THE FAltt. No Encouragement for Exhibitors at the Chicago Exposition. Paris, Dec. B.—The Aaaociated Preaa correspondent haa been making in quiries among a number of importers concerning their participating in the Chicago world's fair. Ernest Tourde let, a member of the Paria chamber of commerce, eaid, though the McKinley bill had discouraged them greatly, they could not abdicate from their bold on the American markets, and the leading French exportera would make every effort to present excellent exhibits. A prominent Marseilles wool exporter, M. Hanerwein, aaid the principal man ufacturers there did not yet ahow much interest in the undertaking, but this feeling may change. Another Marseilles exporter aaid their chamber of com nterce bad been requeated by the French government to endeavor to at tract exhibitors, and haa done so, but up to the' present no demand for apace had been regiatered. Thia proba bly might change. A firm of Lyons silk exportera said there was little enthusiasm there, but some manufacturers have aignified their intention of participating. The slowness ia attributed to the effects of the Ameri can tariff. A firm of upholstery manufacturers of Roubaif aaid tbe tariff so interrupted their trade that there ia no encourage ment to undergo the expense necessary to prepare an exhibit. They are con vinced, they said, that the manufactur ers of the north of France will generally abstain from exhibiting. Similar expressions aa to the lack of advantage to French manufacturers and merchants in making exhibita at the Chicago exposition were made by many other exportera and manufacturers. THE FAMINE IN RUSSIA. Failure of Crops Not Universal, bo, the Outlook Is Gloomy. Warsaw, Dec. B.—lt is learned on good authority that the failure of cropa in Russia ia not universal. In the Caucaeua the harvest waa bo abundant that grain ia rotting at the stations for want of rolling stock to carry it away. There is much reason to suppose that there will be a famine next year also. The autumn wheat was seriously in jured by rain, and it ia very probable that the spring cropa in many of the eastern provinces will turn out no bet ter than this year. Indeed the outlook in Russia is very gloomy, and every one ia prepared for a sad winter. AFFAIRS IN BRAZIL. Armed Rebellion Again Rife in the State of Rio .Tanerto. Rio Janerio, Dec. 8. —The situation in the atate of Rio Janerio is becoming critical. The opposing forcea are arming themselves. Governor Portello holds Nictheroy. The insurgents have eatab liabed a provisional government and selected Parahna aa the capital. They are organizing for an attack on Nicthe roy. The government ia apathetic. The report of the failure of one important railway will be announced tomorrow. Dom Pedro's Body Lying in State. Paris, Dec. 8. —Dom Pedro's body was removed to the church of St. Madeline today. The interior of the coffin ia lined with white aatin. The outer cov ering ia of black, dotted with white sil ver atara. A pane of glaßß in the lid allowa the face to be aeen. The inscrip tion on the coffin plate ia in Latin, and ia a tribute to the deceaaed aa a ruler and aavant. An immense canopy, lined with silver, hanga from the church roof and the walls are draped with crape. An Awful Night on the Channel. London, Dec. B.—The ateamer Victo ria, which struck the pier and was un able to make tbe harbor laat night, arrived safely at Dover this morning, but was badly damaged. The passen gers state that they passed an awful night. Fire In St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, Dec. 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