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PHiLI PINE TARIFF REGULA TIONS AND RECIPROCITY. DISCUSSED IN COMMITTEE Conference Regarding Legislation Made Necessary By Supreme Court Decision. Washington, Dec. 7.--An importani conference was held at the war depart ment today regarding the legislation necessary to meet, the conditions in the Philippines, as a result of the su preme court decision. The conference lasted nearly two hours, and the re sult will be shown in the action of the house ways and means committee next week. During the afternoon Senator Spoon er called at the war department and talked with Secretary Root about the legislative necessities of the Philip pines. It appears that the problem presented is not as easy as was sup posed when it was thought that a sim ple joint resolution could be put through congress within a few days to continue practically the existing tar iff rates as a Philippine export tax in the islands and there is much appre hension that the issue may be made a party one, with the result that there will be a bitter struggle, at least in the senate, if not in the house, before satisfactory legislation can be had. It is the expectation, however, that after hearing from all of the leaders, Secretary Root will be able to perfect a plan of action by Tuesday, when the house next meets. A movement is on foot among the republican members of the ways and means committe to incorporate a reci procity porvision in the forthcoming Philippine tariff bill. As roughly out lined in the informal talks thus far had among members of the committee, the, reciprocity provision would recite that when the Philippine commission ers reduce the duty on certain desig nated articles, including American tex tiles, and various goods easily market able in the Philippines, then the pres ident shall by proclamation grant stated reductions of duty on Philip pine sugar, and other products shipped to this country. This reciprocity pro vision would be along the lines of that provided in the Dingley act, whereby the president, by proclama tion, made tariff reductions on a lim ited number of articles without the formality of a treaty.. A reciprocity provision on the foregoing line was discussed at the meeting of the re publican members of the committee last Friday afternoon, and received very favorable notice, although action was deferred until the reassembling of the republican members on Monday. MAY MEET IN MONTANA NORTH ERWESTERN GOERNORS LIKELY TO VISIT THIS STATE. St. Paul, Dec. 7.-It is announced that Governor Van Sant may call a meeting of the northwestern govern ors to assemble in Montana for the consideration of the so-called merger of the Northern Pacific, Great North ern and Burlington. No official an nouncement has been made to this effect, but the governor is so much elated over the encouragement he has received from the replies of governors to whom he addressed letters on the subject, that it is believed that this course will be pursued. Attorney General Douglas has about finished the third portion of his case against consolidation, and it is said that the action may be commenced at an early date. Attorney General Douglas, of course, refuses to discuss his plans, but it is understood that actions will be brought in all courts having juris diction. Rome's Representative. Rome, Dec. 7.-The Journal DeRome publishes the announcement that Mgr. Sealabrini, archbishop of Placenza, who recently returned from a visit to the United States would be ap pointed apostolic delegate at Wash ington. Must Quit Politics: Denver, Colo., Dec. 7.-The Post to days says that all federal office holders in this state have received an order from President Roosevelt to resign whatever positions they hold in polit ical organizations. C. L. Ford, regis ter of the United States land office, is chairman for the state republican conmmittee, and a dozen other federal i...c holders are committeemen in the t' ~rihub~lon party. CONDITION MUCH IMPROVED. Governor Taft Will Start Home De comber 8. Washington, Dec. 7.-Secretary Roo today received the following cable gram from Luke Wright, acting civi governor of the Philippines, date( Manila, December 7: "Taft will leave Manila on the trans port Grant December 20. Reach Wash ington as soon as possible. Condi tion much improved by second opera tion. Recovery in full expected by the time San Francisco is reached." NO TRUTH IN REPORT. Admiral Dewey Says the Statements Are Untrue. New York, Dec. 7.-The World this (Saturday) morning publishes a Wash ington dispatch saying that Admiral Dewey has denied the statements pub lished yesterday that the Schley court of inquiry has reached a decision in the case and that Admiral Schley had been found guilty on five counts. STOCK JUDCINC CONTESTS Iowa Won the Spoor Tophy With Guelph, Ontario, a Good Second. Chicago, Dec. 7.-It is estimated that 400,000 persons visited the Inter national Livestock exposition which closed here tonight. Pupils of the pub lic schools were given free admission to the grounds today, and nearly ev ery school of the city was represented among the thousands of spectators. A few of the exhibits were shipped tonight, including the Canadian repre sentatives but the greater proportion of 15,000 animals will remain until Monday, and the grounds will be open to spectators tomorrow. Four hun dred ckrs will be required to trans ports the exhibits. The judging of exhibits in all the live animal classes was concluded today, but it was necessary to post pone the judging of dressed carcasses until Monday, the carcasses not hav ing cooled sufficiently for cutting into commercial sizes. Awards in the intercollegiate stu dent live stock judging contest were announced today, Iowa being awarded the Spoor trophy, and Guelph, Ontario, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and North Dakota being placed in the order named. The grand total of averages by points follows: Iowa 3,756 points, Guelph 3,510 points. Illi nois 3,488'A points. Michigan 3,3362 points. Wisconsin 3,320%points. In liana 3,312 5-6 points. North Dakota 2,825 2-3 points. So successful has been the show that the management has decided to enlarge its scope, double its time, and increase the space for next year. The show will continue two weeks in 1902, and one-third more space will be pro vided for the exhibits. During the first week the judges will pass on the entries of the fat stock class, and dur ing the second week they will judge the entries in the clases for fancy bred stock. HUNG BY A MOB. Razor Wielding Darkey Taken From Officers and Strung Up. Lake Charles, La., Dec. 7.-Saul Poydras, a negro who cut Chief Depu ty Sheriff C.. M. Richard and wife ser iously with a razor Thursday, was ar rested yesterday near Walsh, 20 miles east of this city. Poydras was brought here and the officers were about to lodge him in prison when a mob over powered the guards, took Poydras and hanged him to an electric light pole a few rods from the court house. PLOT TO RELEASE CONVICTS DESPERATE MEN WOULD HOLD UP TRAIN. Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 7.-The detals of the plot to hold up the convict train last night and secure the release of Bob Lee, the Wilcox train robber, came to light today, by the discovery of a camp of desperate men west of Laramie. The authorities are making an effort to arrest the members of the gang, but it is believed they have made their escape. The plan was to lay at a convenient pont near Lara mie and Rawlins, hold up the train, and arm the convicts, and stand off the guards or any force sent against them. The number of the desperadoes is unknown but they are known to be desperate men, and are thought to be long to the Curry gang. The time for removing the convicts is being kept a secret by the authorities. Lost or. Stolen. In Billings, Nov. 2 or 3, a coach dog, about six months old with strap on neck with tax tag attached. Anyone giving 'notice of his whereabouts will receive reward. Address P. O. 'Box 113, Billings, Mont. 52-ti SENSE WITH SATIRE SAUCE DECEMBER DINNER OF THE GRID IRON CLUB. USUAL COURSE OF BROILINOS Washington Newspaper Correspon dents' Club Score a Notable Success. Washington, Dec. 7.-The Gridiron club, composed of 40 Washington cor respondents, scored another notable success tonight on the occasion of the December dinner. About 150 guests assembled at the Arlington .hotel, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion. As usual, the entertain ment consisted of burlesques and sa tires, and prominent guests were treat ed to the usual course of gridiron broiling. Mr. Arthur W. Dunn, the president of the club, announced that the serious affairs of the world would be reserved for other times, or treat ed in a lighter vein, and this was the keynote of the subsequent proceed ings. The features as usual, touched upon public events in a jocular man ner and began with a menu which was a "New Alice in Wonderland." By the most delicate inference the illus trations and quotations could be ap plied to some of the events in the life of President Roosevelt. The ar rival of the "Collier Merriement"' (Merrimack)) with a supply of cham paigne to fill the bunkers of the din ers was a laughable skit, and selec tion of a delegation to London to at tend the coronation furnished oppor tunity for the nomination of a num ber of guests for the place, and their rejection for various reasons. There was quite a large number of railroad men present, and they were all brought out in competition for a beauty show and finally the prize was awarded to B. W. Wrenn. Another laughable skit was the fake meeting of an alleged cabinet in which various characters appeared and tried to pass themselves off as the real thing. They were finally hustled out uncerimoniously.. Among those who made excellent speeches were Post master General Smith, Senators Alli son and Mitchell, the Chinese minis ter, former Senator Carter and Gov ernor Francis, both now connected with the Louisiana Purchase exposi tion, Representative Landis of Indiana, Solicitor General Richards, and others. LOOKED LIKE GREENBACKS NOTES OF OLD STATE BANK SEIZED BY GOVERNMENT. Chicago, Dec. 7.-Worthless notes of the defunct State Bank of New Brunswick, N. J., representing a face value of over $13,000 were seized by the secret service agents of the gov ernment in a raid on the office of Stevens & Co., 69 Dearbord street. Aroused by the many complaints received recently from persons who claimed to have been victimized into selling goods for notes of this char acter, the government officials made an investigations. Stevens is said to be the only member of the concern and he refused after the raid to make a statement as to his business. While the notes are not classed as counter feit, they are said to be more danger ous, because of the resemblance to the war issue of greenbacks, all the bank notes seized in the raid had a fresh appearance but it is not known whether they were printed recently, or whether left over from the original war issue. VALUABLE PAPERS DISAPPEAR. Notes and Mortgages Sent By Express Lost in Transit. Milwaukee. Wis., Dec. 7.-A special to the Sentinel from Racine, Wis., says: It was announced here today that a valuable package of papers, shipped from Mason City, Iowa, to the J. I. Case Treshing Machine company had been lost from oneof the American Express wagons. The package con tained a number of mortgages and other papers bearing upon the busi ness of the Iowa agency. Detectives of the express company are here look ing after the package. Notices have been sent out to banks interested to look out for the notes and mortgages if offered. There was probably $25,000 worth of paper in the package. Health of Max O'Reil Improving. New York, Dec. 7.-Paul Blouett, (Max O'Reil) the French author who has been ill in this city, was reported tonight as greatly improved, and he is believed to be out of danger. ENCOUNTER ROUGH WEATHER. Transport Sheridan Has Stormy Pas sage. San Francisco, Dec. 7.-After man; exciting adventures in Oriental waters in which it narrowly escaped found ering, the transport Sheridan whicl left Manila 51 days ago, has arrive( at San Francisco. She had been at set but a few days when she ran into t typhon, that all but shook her tc pieces. The fury of the' storm was ferriflc. When it abated the Sheridar tried to make headway, but the en gineers reported to Captain Pierce that the machinery was disabled. The transport drifted for a time with the currents of the sea, and almost wenl ashore on the Japanese coast. Or October 10 she reached Nagasaki much the worse for wear and was pul in dry dock. The passengers were transferred to the Warren, sent from Manila for the purpose. Then the Warren went aground and the passen. gers again changed ships, this time on board the Hancbck. That steamer bumped on a reef in the Inland sea, but after a delay of 24 hours was tow ed off and resumed her voyage, reach ing here uninjured a few days ago. After being, thoroughly repaired the Sheridan left Nagasaki, and made the run to this port in 17 days and five hours. LOAN COMPANY IN TROUBLE OMAHA CONCERN ADMITS ITS INSOLVENCY. Omaha, Dec. 7.-The appearance in the city today of a representative of the eastern creditors of the Omaha Loan & Trust Co., created a critical condition in the affairs of that con cern, and brought from its president a practical admission of its insolvency. The extent of its liabilities is not fully known, but it is thought that it will aggregate little less than a million dollars. The directors of the company are in session tonight, and it is thought they will make a statement of the affairs of the concern later. With them is Edward Bettle, a Phil adelphia broker, who represents the eastern creditors of the institution, whose claims aggregate %500,000. In connection with the trust company there has been for some years a sav ings bank, but it is stated on authority that its affairs are in no way involved with those of the trust company, that its capital is not impaired, and it holds not a dollar of paper of the Loan & Trust company. President A. A. Wy man of the Omaha Loan & Trust do., has been considered a man of wealth and influence. He was United States treasurer under the first Cleveland administration, and is well known in financial circles throughout the coun try. RELATIONS SEVERED. Colombia and Venezuela Have Armies on Frontier. Colon, Dec. 7.--General Alban says the authorities at Bogota notified him some days ago, that all diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Co lombia had been severed. Venezuela has 10,000 men in Tachira district. Colombia has a much smaller force near. He declares the interior of Co lombia is quiet and the prospects of peace throughout the republic are ex cellent. HE CAME DOWN FOR FOOD CRAZY CONVICT DEFIES OFFI CERS OF PRISON. London, Dec. 6.-A convict at the Pentonville prison, who managed to elude the wardens, has established himself on the roof of the institution, an'd for the last 30 hours defied all at tempts to dislodge him. Thousands of spectators are watching the show and aiding the prisoner by timely warn ings of the attempts of his would-be captors. Ladders placed against the wall were promptly thrown by the oc cupant of the roof whose reckless movements and wild laughter at the futile efforts of the wardens 'are thought to indicate insanity. The fug ative has collected a large pile of stakes which he gleefully throws at the head of the officials who attempt to scale the wall by means of ladders until they are forced to retreat. The convict was eventually starved into subjection, he surrendered this afternoon, after defeating all attempts to dislodge him by force. He was finally lured to the ground by the of fer of roast beef and potatoes. Information Wanted. The manufacturers of Banner Salve having always believed that no doctor or medicine can cure in every case, but never having heard where Banner Salve failed to cure ulcers, sores, tet ter, eczema or piles, as a matter of curiosity would like to know if there are such cases. If so they will.gladly refund the money. Holmes & Rixon. Calling cards at Gazette office. RACE WAR IN ALABAMA. Governor Sends Troops to Protect Negro Prisoners. Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 6.-A spec ial to the Advertiser from Andalusa, Ala., says: "The' governor sent troops tonight to aid Sherif Bradshaw in protecting the 25' negr) rioters in Jail here, and the town is under martial law. The sheriff is fearing an attack at any moment by a mob from Opp and is prepared to protect his prisoners at all hazards. "Three negroes, names unknown, were caught and killed by a posse of citizens near Opp today for alleged implication in the riot, and the whole country is up in arms against the negroes. Up to a late hour tonight the mob has made no appearance. The troops are on guard and knowledge of this fact may prevent an attack. News has just been received here that yes terady morning a negro committed suicide near Opp. He was being pur sued by a posse with bloodhounds and seeing that escape was impossible he shot himself. Chas. Replogle, Atwater, O., was in a very bad shape. 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