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WEEKLKSTAKLISHEI) 1831. DAI LV tSIABLIMlKU RICIIMOXi DAILY PALLADIUM, MONDAY, DECKMBEK 2, lt(l. ONE CENT A COPY. LVIITH CONGRESS MID- b UM M ER V I KV I N THE GLEX. A E PHOTO BY K. F. DAI. BEY. The Groat Capitol At Wash ingtoii Holds Center ot iStajre. Monetary Problem In the Philippines Is Difficult of Solution. r- I . r 'i BRIEF SESSIONS TODAY SOME ALAKM CREATED .1 c:ji?" 5?-''sw ' DAILY MAKES MUDDL Ttf The Senate Adjourns Oat of Respect to Memory of Senator Kyle After a Short Session. House Re-EIeets Speaker Hetnlerwon, the Members Draw For Seats ami Then Adjourn. Washington. Dec. 2. The LVIIth congress convened in formal session today. In the senate the proceedings were exceedingly brief. Following the formal opening of the upper house the announcement of the death of Sen ator Kyle was made, after -which the senate, in accordance with custom, ad journed for the day. On Tuesday the president's message will be read, and after ita reading toe announcement 01 the death of President McKinley will follow at once, whereupon under the precedent established when Presi dents Lincoln and Garfield died, reso lutions providing tor the appointment of a committee to act with a similar committee of the house of representa tives to take appropriate action rela tive to the matter and then calling for Immediate adjournment for the day will be adopted. Heretofore commit tees have been appointed to arrange the details of public exercises, and it ' is understood that plans will be pur sued in this instance, and that later in the session some public man of dis tinction will be Invited to deliver a eulogy in the capitol. Wednesday and Thursday will be devoted to the introduction of new bills, and as usual there will be a flood of them. Among the first bills of Im portance to be presented will be the ship subsidy bill, which will be intro duced by Senator Frye. Other early bills of importance will be one look ing to the construction of a submarine cable from the Western coast to Ha- partment to e known as the depart ment of commerce. On Thursday the senate will adjourn until the following Monday. The general opinion among sena tors is that very little real work will be done before the Christmas holiday. The first subject demanding attention Is reciprocity. Various treities are now pend ng in the senate looking to commercial agreements between the United States and other countries. Senator Aldrich will renew his effort to have these treaties, which already have been reported from the commit tee on foreign relations, committed to the committee on finance on the ground that they deal with tariff ques tions. The friends of the treaties will oppose this demand, and the prelim inary skirmish expected to ensue prob ably will serve to develop some inter esting features. The early days of the session will be marked by the reorganization of the senate committee so far as may be necessary, and a caucus of the Republican members was held today for the purpose of considering this question and appointing a committee to suggest names for the vacancies. The most Important place to be filled Is that of chairman of the committee on foreign relations. It is generally conceded that Senator Cullom will succeed to the chairmanship. ACTION OK HOISK Speaker Henderson Is lle-KIected and the Wberls Set tJoinsr. Washington. Dec. 2. Opening day In the house today, although it follow ed rigidly routine precedents, was in teresting and to a certain extent pic turesque. Admission to the galleries was by card, of which two were issued to each member, and they were crowd ed to their full capacity. The desks of the popular members were laden with flowers. The clerk of the house called the members to order at noon and. after prayer by the chaplain, the roll was called by states. Hon. D. B. Henderson was formally elected as speaker and was escorted to the chair by a committee. General Henderson then addressed the house, after which Mr. Bingham of Pennsylvania, the "father of the house." a titular honor bestowed upon the oldest member in point of continuous service, adminis tered the oath to him. The speaker in turn administered the oath to the members-elect. The old officers of the house, who were re-chosen by the Republican caucus, were then re-elected and sworn in. Following this reso lutions were adopted to appo nt com mittees to inform the president and the senate that the house had elected General Henderson sp-aker and Mr. McDowell clerk. By resolution Speak er Henderson then appo cted a com mittee of three to Join a similar com mittee in the senate to inform the president that a quorum of the two bosses bad assembled and that con- fU rtftdc to raceiTS any com- xnunicatlon re rray rave -o make. Resolutions to adopt temporar ly the rules of the last house and o fix the daily hour of mee lng also preceded the event of the opening dav, te an nual seat drawing. The p-es'dent's message was withheld unt 1 Tuesday, whtn that port fn f tirj m ssa;e re ferilng to tae da h f Mr. i.cKinley piobably wi.l be rei'e reJ to a select committee to arr. nj a pr sram of eulogies. It li rt er a remarkable coincidence tt'at Mr. McK n ey was chairman of the c-nimit ee which ar ranged the program when President Garfield died. Uiaine pronoun i--- ! 'b eulogy upon that cc:a ion. Elihu B. Washburn was chairn an when Lin coln diel, and George Uanerolt, the histotian, vas the orat;r. After Tuesday the hor.sa piobab.y will ad journ three da. s at a t n e until con gress recess-s for h ? Chris n as ho'i days. Speak it Hen iersan will occupy this time prepa.in'j his (ommittee lists, which will be announced as soon as the house cosvenes after the holi days. Practi: ally r.o bus n ts will be transacted before, the holidays.-- . Congress Convenes. Washington, December 1. Doth houses of congress were called to or der at noon. . At 2 the senate reassembled. Gamble announced the death of Set -ator Kyle and the senate adj inrned. Three hundred and eighteen mem bers answeredto thecaliin the house. Cannon rominated Henderson for speaktr. Ray nominated Ricbard-on. The vote resulted Renders u 19', Richardson 149, Stark of Nebraska 1, tummings of New York 1. Hen derson was declared elected. He was escorted to the chair by the three other members voted for and made a brief address. Several thousand bills are already introduced in the house coveriDjr every phase of questions that have been thought of in the realm of con gressional legislation. The oath was administered to Speaker Henderson by Bingham of Pennsylvania "The Father of the House." The speaker then administered the oath to mem bers elect. Declares Duties Cannot be Collected on Philippine Merchandise. Washington. D. C, Nov. 2. Chief Justice Fuller announced the opinion of the supreme court in tbe "fourteen diamond riags case" in volving the constitutionality of im position of custom duties oa mer- ichandise from the Philippines after the peace treaty with tspain. The substance of the decision is that the duty cannot be collected because at tbe time the rings were brought into American territory the Phil'ppine islands ceased to "be foreign terri tory and became domestic territory. The resolutions adopted by congress are not sufficient to change the sit uation. The supreme court also decideJ the secocd of the Dooley cases in volving the constitutionality of the law of April 12 for the collection of duty on articles shipped from the United States to Porto Rico, sus taining the law. Chief Justice Fuller and Justices Harlan, Brewer aud Peck ham united in a dissenting opinion in the Dooley case, holding that the duty was on export in character and the fact that t was levied for the benefit of Porto Rico did not change fts character. Alive Again. Washington, D. C, Dec 2. Sec--etary Hay had a telegram from Spencer Eddy, United States Charge De Affairs at Constantinople, saying he had from good authority "that Miss Stone and Madam Tsilka were lire. SUPREME COURT I (' "- . -, --..Vi GROWING. Expansion of Richmond, Es pecially in the Valley Improvements That Can Only Be Seen From Bridges. By takioir a look from Main street bridge n and down tbe Whitewater valley one can appreciate tbe changes tbat have occurred in that locality since tbe birdseye views of tbe city were taken, which ivere printed iu the Palladi I'm within th-i last few days. One of them was a view made in 1S.":, at which time there was not a soliiary b'.iilaini in the entire river valley except a u.iil win r the Ca penter mills now are. The railroad bridge and tbe old National bridge were tuere. Tbe present eighth street w , tbe- extreme eastern weft) laid cif tw-youo that. It is now two squares west of the center of the city. Only three church spires ap pear in the whole town; the biggest building iu the city is the Friends' yearly meeting house, wbk-h is away north of town, in the country The depots are two small bnildintrs loo' irgabout the s z ? and shapeof freight cars, standing one on each side of tbe track. Anothtr of this city in ISSTy showed this same valley sixteen years ago. It is in this picture a great deal as it was in the other one. The Doran bridge has been built and the Starr piano works ar in the valley, but not tbe Starr piano works of to day by many thousands of dollars. As ore stands on tbe magnificent new Main street bridge, the wonder ful growth Richmond has had in tbe past sixteen years is forcibly shown. This portion of the city is unrecognizable there. The river is crossed by four bridges where before were but two, and two of them are models in bridge building, the Main street bridpe especially so; street cars and interurban cars are dashing across. The valley is filled with im mense buildings which will all be re sounding with the whirl of wheels in side of three months. There are the Carpenter Rolling Mills, the new electric light plant, the plant of the Light, Heat & Power Co , the gas works, all the structures of the C, R. M. railroad, the power station of the Interurban company, the Starr piano works. All of this as it is now, has been put there in the past sixteen 3-ears. There has been at least a mi'ion dollars put in just this valley alone ia this time. And still, at that time the late Jam-'s M. Starr wanted to present this whole valley to tbe city for a park if the city should agree to spend less than $1,000 in improvements there and the city wouldn't take it. It is such changes as these, which can be found all over town, that show be yond the possibility of argument how Richmond has grown. Police Conrt. In police court this morning four boys were arraigned for obstructing tbe tracks and otherwise interfering with the street railway. They have been putting stones in the switches at the Glen to throw the cars oflf the track, pulling wires down, and some times they have taken trucks to the top of the hill, put them on the track and let them run down. Each of these pranks would result in severe accident if kept up. The bovs are all small. Thev were lectured by tbe mayor and dismissed, but from the expression of the faces of the fathers of the boys, who were in court also, it could be seen that there were other troubles ahead that would come up later on. For some time James Beesoa and Zit:- otbers in his 1 eish burbot id have bet n missing thitifir-i from their afiles. F. r tbt las week Mr. l-eson"s borse has looked very undignihVd for lack of currv comb and brush, bot h of which had been s-tolen. The police yesterday captured Frank Ldfhn, who had taken them and sold them for fifty cetjts. Laflin was 1 ctured by the mayor and allowed to go. but will be brought btftrs Judge Fox later in the week. Appropriations Increased $4,000,000. Wash i net or. I. C. Dec. 2 The secretary of the treasury s-ent to con- ' cres-i today au estimate of tbe appro-! priatiorrs reqtvrd for the vear etd-1 ins June XO, 1903. The amount is $rt!0,S27,t3 This is fctr million n o"e thau tie appropnatious for 1902. ; Government Buildings Burned. ?Tew York, N. Y., Dfc. 2. All the 'vi?---: ' the government d ck a POLO. Features of the. Game at Muncie Friday. The Muncie Star of Saturday, speaking of tbe fame of polo at Mun cie Friday evening, says among other things: It wa? the cleanest polo game that nas oeen piavea oy the visitors in 1 Muncie for some time. The visitors won strictly on the merit of their Dlav. Luck was with Rifihmnnrt. Jessup making stops in front of the' 1 .. , I uit were more man poenom enal. He is almost in a class to him self in front of the cage. When the Richmond players first appeared on the floor, hisses came from every part of the room because of the treat ment received by Muncie at Rich mond, but Captain Jessup and his men only smiled and worked the harder to win. Referee Redding called a foul on Wolfe for interfer ence, and once threatened to eject Jessup frcm the floor. Jessnp struck Smith with his stick, and was pre paring to repeat the blow when Smith put out his good left fist and landed squarely on Jessup's neck. This ended the incident, except that the crowd jeered Jessup. The Scare AM Over. The late scare over smallpox seems to have been a case of pig-shearing all howl and no wool. The action of the health officers, Drs. Davis and Grant, is highly commended in fact, the steps taken by all concerned were the very things to do. The cases were promptly taken in hand. There were no attempts at suppressing any facts, the worst was told and told freely. As a result any who loiirbt have desired to make a scare Out of it were unable to do so, ;ecause everybody else knew all about it. Today we find ourselves with only one case in the city, that has been so mild as to amount to practically nothing, and it is already convales cent. Special Sale. At Mrs. Gadbury's one-third off on all trimmed hats. Untrimmed hats for 25c, 50c andl. Sale begin ning December 4th, continuing two weeks. Special Sale. At Mrs. Gadbury's one-third off on all trimmed hats. Untrimmed hats for 25c, 50c and L Sale begin ning December 4th, continuing two weeks. - DR. LY0NS To be Formally Installed Pastor of the United Presbyterian Church. In accordance with the rules of this church the Rev. X. A. Livingstone of Monroe, Ohio, will be here Wed nesday evening, Dec. 4, to moderate the call of Dr. S R. Lyons to this pastorate. The services will com menee .it 7:30 p. m. After the ser mon by Rv. Livingstone the call will be moderated by Rev. Living stone, and then the signatures of the members and other adherents of the congregation will be put to the call The sigted call, or document, is then presented to Dr. Lyons, and when accepted by him is biuding. The doctor fcas already signified hit iutention of accepting and has begun arvangipir to take up his residence in atwb.orid. - His installation will "S!!'1Mr-W or) mSKiay; evening, t)sx 10, in the presence of fifteen min isters of the First Ohio Presbytery and one elder from each church, and the congregation and friends who may wih to attend in Richmond. These services are very interesting and the membership and friends are cordially invited to attend them. P. of. Ever who played the pipe orijan at the United Presbyterian church yesterday showed conclusive ly that he is an artist in his profes sion. Arrangements have been made to have him through tbe month of December, and possibly the congre gation will secure his services per manently thereafter, in which case he will take up his residence here and teach prano and pipe organ music. He js a nephew of Councilman Leftwich. RAINFALL. Over Fifteen Inches Short Since Jan. 1, 1901. The Richmond City Water Works reports the rainfall for eleven months as follows: IXCHES. Precipitation since Jan. 1.1901..23.12 Precipitation in November .... .76 Average normal monthly rain fall " 3.50 Deficiency in November 2.74 Deficiency since January 1st. . . 15.38 Deficiency at Indianapolis since January 1st is 13.54 inches, and at Cincinnati 22.10 inches. Building Permits, Etc. December starts oflf nicely in the building permit line, with two good sized ones this morning, both for substantial brick buildings; and last mmth was the best November for three years. Robinson & Co. today took out a permit for an tS,000 addition to their factory on north third street. It is to be of brick. Louck & Hill took out a permit this morning for a brick addition to their shops on north third street, to cost $t00. The record for November is as fol lows: 1899 ...14.250 1900 1,750 1901 5;050 The city employes were paid off this morning. The payments in clude all except the mayor, clerk, treasurer and councilmen, and the amount was $2,323. LATEST QUOTATIONS. Chicago, IiL, Dec. 2. Wheat, 74. Com. 621. Oats, 42. Toledo, O., Dec 2. Wheat, S0J. There May Re aa Alteration ot (he Tarity of Two Mexicau for One American Dollars. Local Bankers ami Merchant- Fiat the Situation One of Peculiar Parts. Manila. Dec. 2. The financial -uation in the Pnllippiue Islands . causing considerable alarm. In ajs in terview published in Manila Hccr?- C. Ide. chief of the department of tauacm and Justice, referred to the prohsbi; enforcement of an alteration ia tb immediate future of the present rnment parity ot two Mexicaa dol lars for one gold dollar. The Unite States post office here now refuses, cept to government employe, to i&sx money orders in exchange for JUxi can silver. The banks of Manila been making from ( to 8 per cent o exchange. Merchants and otJbers ao forced to carry Lueir accounts re. J lean silver. The commercial comtn nlty had relied upon the United S.atr Philippine commission to codUb.m? the relation of two Mexican doMam fat one gold dollar, which the coxnmisatac: itself created. Tbe commission is us able to act in tbe matter withoot tht authority of congress. This authori sation Las been requested. Cbjuiar A. Conant. special commisslajcnr tC the war department to Investigate state of coinage and banking jb tJam Philippines and report to tbe sm tary of war recommendation iwr re medial legislation, who is tiw a Washington, was the bearer c tha commission's views on this matter. The stores of Manila are cotaFeiUs; to accept two Mexican dollars for gold dollar, while Chinese Bpectu'stoo are paying as high as 6 per wet pr mium in American paper money tv American gold. Local bankers sar that if the salaries of all insular is Vloyes were paid in the local r Slex? irta ei vo-i rw, Ux! hw)Wt1 .nm -flvctatlorS ol ib is. currency, . tbe government had not at)en,mf5 "u enforce a rate of exchange, tbe p?" ent financial situation would ne-r have arisen. Silt; IS TIHKD China's Kinprewn Uuwascr ( atn-k Week's Iteljj. Pekin, Dec. 2. Prince Ching has fcv formed the ministers of the foreigi powers that owing to the fatigue of the dowager empress resulting fro- ber travels, the last stage of tae im perial court's journey has bees pas poned lor one week. Great preparations are being Trxdv here for the reception of the royJ party. All the palaces and tempi" have been repainted and regilded. The foreign residents of Pekin itewjsr have seen these buildings look is f at imposing as now. Upoa tbe xr the reception the route followed try the royal cortege will be lined witfe Manchu bannerman and elaborate emonieB will be observed. The vod tion of Pekin has improved immense ly, and good discipline is maintained among the troops stationed tbtre. Chinese officials have severely :pio ished all offences against foreigsene. This has had a salutary effect a' the demeanor of tne people. Tte-3ti. Chinese officials now manifest kfc in creased desire to cultivate yrf-rsonal relations with the diplomats r-oe-ps. Tbe settlement of claims brtvra tbe local ofiScials and the nisinaries. not included In the general indemnity, has been arranged. Payments o these claims amount to 5,OO0,J0 feig. In an edict the dowager empress ia authorized the instruction of foreig sciences in Chinese schools. A " Lrakaxe Kt rym Fp. London, Dec. 2. A dispatch, tur Pretoria gives indication why. itf continuous captures, the Boer Jjic do not seem to diminish. Tb dis patch says the Boers are onstaot)y escaping from the concentration camps and towns to rejoin the fight ing forces, and that measures mil. have to be taken to stop this leakage. The Boers ia tue towns are still ir reconcilably says the dispatch. a& believe their cause will eventually ttv nmph. Formally Opened. Charleston. S. C. Dec. 2. Tbrm South Carolina Interstate and West Indian exposition was formally open ed this afternoon. The ceremoEiar j at the Ivory City were preceded fcy. j parade composed of marines, m&MZ i reserve cadets, state volustans t4 various civic societies. Htm. Chann : cey M. Depew. United States senator s from New York, delivered the detJJr-a- tion oration. The Aftermath will meet -mlihMti, C B. Hunt. 46 south ninth sfrree, tomorrow afternoon At 2 o'clock.