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Applauded Vigorously "When Mr.
Littleiield's Amendment Waa
Mude a Part of the
WASHINGTON, Dec. The house cf
representatives today, at the .end of a
long sitting, passed the army reorgani
zation bill by a vote of 166 to 13& Three
Democrats, Messrs. Hall (Pa.) and Un
derbill and Dayton (N. V.), voted with
the Republicans for the bill, and Mr.
__IcCall (Rep., Mass.), with the Demo
crats against it. Otherwise it was a
Btrict party vote. The provision which
Borne of the Democrats tried to commit
their side to in caucus, an extension of
the present temporary army until July
J. 1803, which was voted on indirectly
on a motion to recommit, commanded
the votes of only about half the oppo
sition and of two Republicans, Mr. Me-
Call and Mr. Mann (111.). Many of the
Democrats, however, voted against the
motion because they were opposed not
only to the reorganization bill, but also
to continuing the temporary army at
its present strength.
Quite a number of amendments were
placed upon the bill before it was pass
ed. The liveliest fight was made upon a
substitute offered by Mr. Littleiield (Me.)
for the canteen section. The substi
tute absolutely prohibited the sale of
Intoxicants at military post?. It was
Supported by Messrs. Littlefield, Go-
venor (Rep., O.), Dick (Rep.. O.) and
Hay (Dem., "Va.), and opposed by
Slay den. (Dem., Tex.), Fitzgerald
(Dem., Mass.),. Pearce (Rep., Mo.), Par
ker (Rep., N. J.) and Bartholdt (Rep ,
Mo.).' ■ - -
.Delegations from the W. C. T. U.,
■which is in session in this city, watched
the fight from the galleries. • Winn the
vote was taken the amendment carried
by an overwhelming majority.' 15. to 51.
Mr. Bartholdt endeavored to secure a rec
ord vote in the house, but the peculiar
parliamentary status shut him out.
* The sections designed to. Ie tire Gen.
Bhafter as a major general, and Generals
Fitzhugh Lee and James H. Wilson as
bilgadier generals were stricken" out. -
Among the amendments adopted wtre
those providing for fifty volunteer sur
geons and 150 assistant surgeons for serv
ice in the Philippines, for thirty veter
inary surgeons and a veterinary corps
""With actual rank.
The officers of tlie pay corps were ad
vanced 21 and the signal corps 23. The
age limit was.removed from volunteer of
ficers eligible as first and second lieu-
tenants, and the provision for retiring
officers who served in the Civil wax as of
the next higher grade, was stricken
out. .7-77'
The oleomargarine bill, which was post
poned today, will come up for consider
ation tomonow.
..Mr, littlefield (Me.) offered the follow
ing -substitute for the canteen p ovi Un
of the bill: *
"The selling or dealing in intoxicating
liquors by any person in any post, ex
exchange or canteen or army transport,
or upon any premises used for military
purposes by the United States is hereby
prohibited. * The secretary of war is her
in* directed to carry the provisions of
this section Into full force and effect."
*Mr. Littlefield reviewed the long-stand
ing controversy over this subject, and
after reading a letter from Adjt. Gen]
Corbin, stating that 95 per cent of the
officers of the army favored the canteen
system, he read a statement also made
by Gen. Corbin in 1897, condemning the
canteen system as destructive to disci
pline or best deportment of the soldier.
Mr. Littleficid also read a statement
by Gen. Ludlow,who testified to the gocd
effects brought about by discouraging
the sale of liqours to the soldiers in
Mr. Fitzgerald (Mass.) opposed the
amendment. "Unless we wish to act as
hypocrites,'* said he, "we should vote
down this amendment. It Is impossible
to enforce prohibition in any portion of
this country or of the world. We cannot
enlist 65,000 men for service in the Phil
ippines or anywhere else who can ho
made total abstainers. TVe should seek
to promote temperance In the way which
will bring best results."
■""After further debate by Mr. Grosv_nor
(O.),"«Mr. Hay (Va.) and Mr. Dick (O),
ln favor, of the amendment, and Mr.
Batholdt (Md), Mr. Hayden (Tex.), Mr.
Pearce (Mo.) and Mr. Parker (N. J.)
against it, Mr. Littlefield closed the de
bate upon the amendment, and defended
prohibition in Maine, -which he insisted
made for morality and temperance. The
amendment was adoptedls9 to "1.
Many members of the W. C. T. U. were
in the gallery and loudly applauded the
Mr. Fitzgerald then proposed an
amendment to prohibit the sa'e of liquor
in the capitol building, hut Mr. Hull
made the point of order that the amend
ment was not germane, and was sustain
Mr. Williams (Miss.) asked unani
mous consent that Mr. Fitzgerald be al
lowed to offer his amendment.
"I object," said Mr. Shattuc (O.).
Mr. Klutz (S. C.) moved to strike out
the section for the retirement of Gen.
Shafter as a major general. He was op
posed, he said, to the promotion and re
tirement of officers.
Mr. Jett (HI.) supported the motion.
Mr. Hull opposed It. He reviewed Gen.
Shafter's career, and contended that the
proposition to retire him as a major
general was an act of mere justice to a
distinguished officer.
The motion prevailed—l3l to 100.
Mr. Jett then moved to strike out the
section which was designed to retire Gen.
Fitzhugh Lee and Gen. James H. Wilson
* brigadier generals, and it also pre
vailed. ', <-' = 7.*
The committee completed the bill, when
It was reported to the house, where Mr.
I McCleUan moved to recommit the bill.
with instructions to report back a bill
continuing the present law until July 1,
iffi3. The motion to recommit was lest—
6S, to "iiS. Two, Republicans, MeCall
(Xi'a^.l and Mann (111.), voted with six
ty-six Democrats in favor of the motion.
Many Democrats voted with the Repub
licans against the motion. A roll call
was demanded on the final passage of
the bill. The bill was passed—l6C to 133—
ana the house at 6:05 adjourned.
The war department today sent to con
gress reports on a number of important
stver and harbor projects, including that
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connecting the Mississippi river with
Lake Michigan by means of the Illinois
river and the Chicago sanitary canal,' as
.well as extensive _ Improvements of
St. Mary river connecting Lake Su
perior and Lake Huron. The total, cost
of the project for connecting the Missis
sippi and - Lake Michigan- -is-' placed at
$7,171,391 for a seven-foot depth, or $8,653,
--247 for an eight-foot depth. - . *
The cost of an independent eight-foot
waterway from Sag bridge, on the san
itary canal, _to ■ Lake Michigan, via the
Little Calumet; and Calumet rivers (the
Sag route),-is estimated at $5,680,186, mak
ing a total of $14,333,433 as ) the estimated
cost of an eight-foot waterway via the
Sag route..77^"-77;-:7<v;-' 77 7 ":;'7*:-r-:
The estimate for improving the channel
between Lake Superior and Lake Huron,
through St. Mary river, including Hay
Lake channel, is $9,000,000. The distance is
sixty-four miles, part of which is im
proved. ■'■;>.-? - -
The estimate of deepening the Sturgeon
Bay and Lake Michigan ship canal to
twenty-one feet Is $215,000.
The bill of -Representative' Shafroth, of
Colorado, for the adoption of the Metric
system by the United States was today
favorably reported \by "unanimous . vote
of the house committee -. on . coinage,
weights and j measures. I The j bill was
changed so as to make the system go
Into effect Jan. 1,-1903. Officials of* the
treasury were present today ; and ex
pressed approval of the measure. _ Mr.
Shafroth stated that all' the civilized na
tions, except Great ; Britain and the
united States, had . adopted the Metric
system, Russia being the last to do so
a few weeks ago. The bill, as reported,
That on and after Jan. 1, 1903, all the
departments of the government of the
United States, in the transaction of all
business requiring the use of weight &nd
measurement, except 'n completing <he
s-urvey of public lands, shall emDlov and
♦V? c & nl- the eights and measures of
ithe et"c **&& aM on and after Jan.
i, latio, the weights and measures of the
metric system shall be the legal stand-
Tn?.P*_&_ an. d m.easures of ..and In the
United States. '. : ' ■..* .? '. '7
Ihe ways and means committee today
reported favorably the bill of Mr Loud
of California, adding cherries to the other
fruits from which brandy may be dis
tilled. :V;_.:-,
Representative Burleigh,. of Maine, to
day introduced a bill authorizing the ap
pointment of Representative Boutelle -of
Maine, now a confirmed invalid, to 'the
rank of captain on the retired list of
tho navy.
Mr. Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, introduced
a general bridge bill, providing means by
which bridges may be built over large
navigable streams without--special au
thority of congress in each case.
A; delegation of ladies of the W. C.
T. U., now in session, in Washington, and
others interested In temperance work, to
day were given a hearing by the house
committee on Insular affairs, in advocacy
of Representative Littlefleld's bill pro
hibiting the sale of liquor, opium and in
toxicants to aboriginal tribes and native
races of the Pacific .Islands. .The com
mittee took the measure under advise.
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; ";7 ; EFFECTIVE AT ONCE. ii.7"
The ways and. means .committee voted
to report the revenue reduction "bill' as
introduced with an amendment, making
the act take effect on its passage, in
stead of thirty days thereafter- All sub
stitute and amendments by the minority
were, defeated 6. to .9. * 7 7 ', «
THE HAGUE, Dec. 6.-Mr. 7Cruger ar
rived here today and was greeted at
the station by the burgomaster and coun
sellors. A choir of 600' men and girls j
chanted psalms. r The ; former president
and his suite then repaired to the royal I
waiting room, "where the -'burgomaster j
warmly welcomed them in a brief spee.h. |
Mr. Kruger met with a wonderful re- '
ception on his arrival. He reached the
frontier at . Zevena. Immense ciowds '
gathered. at all the stations, which were j
decorated with flags, the burgomasters |
j made speeches and ■' the school chlldr-n
sang. Mr. Kruger made many replies,
in most of which he represented tho
Transvaal as a little, child whom a bad
man wished to kill. In one case he il
lustrated his point' by drawing -attention
to a fair-haired girl in the crowd.
-"If that child was outraged;-" 3 id he,
"everybody would run to her rescue, but
in my country children and women are
being daily outraged.' by- an • enemy ten
times stronger than the Trai.svaal."
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LONDON, Dec. The war office "has
received a dispatch from Lot d Kitchen
er, dated Bloemfontein, Dec. fi, an
nouncing that Gen. Delarrey, with 500
Boers,: attacked a convoy, proceeding
from Pretoria to Rustenberg, at Buf
felspruit, Dec. 3, burned the convoy and
killed 15 men" and wounded 23, including
Lieut. Baker. The Boers, the dispatch
added, suffered considerable loss, some
of them being killed with case shot at
fifty yards. Guns and assistance were
sent from Rustenb.rg and Commando
Nek and the Boers were driven off.
The dispatch also says Gen. D_ Wet
crosseu the Caledon Dec. 5, at Kareeport
drift, making for Oodendal. G.n. Knox
was following him, the drift was held by
a detachment of the guards and the river
was flooded.
HAVANA, Dec. 6.—Mr. Frye, super
intendent of schools,will be married at
vitas to Senorita Maria Teresa Abar
inita, a school teacher of : Cardenas. She
was one of the' teachers who took part
in the recent excursion to Boston and
other places In the .United. States. The
wedding will be made a feast day In
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Convened in Extra Session—Country
Is Reported Quiet. - -„
SAN DOMINGO. Dec. 6 (via Haytian
cable).— extra session of congress was
opened yesterday. President Jimenez's
message recommends a reciprocity treaty
with the United States and J concessions
for railroads in Barahona and Monte
Christl. '-..,- ,
The director of the National bank, re
cently declared bankrupt by the tribun
al, has deposited the keys of the safe
with the United . States consul. He
claims that the conti acts oblige ~ the
government to redeem the bank notes.
The bankruptcy proceedings are contin
uing. The British residents .are deposit
ing their notes with their' consul. The
bank officials have employed counsel to
oppose the tribunal's. action.
The country is quiet and' "business Is
improving.-' ■-.-. '..'•
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PARIS e>t'PQ3'm ON ' - /V^^^fel^ *""**" %&*%*s:
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Pressed on Gov. Lind the Appoint
ment of the Duluth Man to
'the' Vacant; Senator- '
ship::. 7"
With a silk tile on his head, a sena
tor's commission in his pocket, and a
heavy, energetic step, Charles A. Town,
late yesterday afternoon left the capitol
building. A couple of hours later he
was on the 6:55 Milwaukee train en route
to Chicago, where he will meet his moth
er, who has never seen the national
capitol and who will see . her son take
the oath. . •' 7.-- " ■''. *.-
. Mr. Towne arrived, in the. city yester
day afternoon on the Duluth Shoit Line.
He was met by E. S. Corser, S." A.
Stockwell and J. W. Griffin, Minneapo
lis; B. J. Mosier, Stillwater, and Maj.
T. M. Bowler, state dairy commissioner.
The party .immediately-repaired to the
capitol;- '. Healthy,"7 forceful, -■ magnetic
looked' the . soon-to-be senator as he
stepped into the governor's waiting room.
In.less time than it takes to tell it,|
Mr. Towne was surrounded jby newspa
per men. .'."■'. ■•',-'.'■:■ >.
- A half a dozen questions were plied at
the same time, all of them asking, in sub
stance, if Mr. Towne would confirm the
Associated Press reports relative to his.
appointment, his acceptance, the 'ship
subsidy bill, the standing army ques
tion, etc.
"Yes, gentlemen, I guess the reports are
all right. How are you getting alorg?
You all look satisfied. Seems as if you
are getting plenty of news."
"We e*i.jeot to get some soon, Mr.
Just then the governor walked into the
room from his private office, but he
soon realized that this was one instance
where he had been fooled .by the scribes
of the capitol and, after greeting' Mr.
Towne, he disappeared again. 77*
"Any more", questions, '.gentlemen?''
from the Duluthian.
"What about the standing, army?", .
"Well, it's this way with regard to
the Philippines. The will of the. people
was expressed very plainly at the last
election, and why not let this will, as
then expressed, be carried out. -The
people have voted to put down the war.
Well and good; let them put it down.
Excuse me, gentlemen, I must go to
the governor. He is waiting.'
„ Gov. Lind and Mr. Towne remained
closeted for half an hour, when again
the senatorial appointee made his ap
pearance. ■ ~ -
. "Have you got your commission, Mr
Towne?" came from one of those in wail
ing. --.7 777.77'
, "Yes, sir; right here under my coat.
Want to see it, gentlemen? Here's r the
appointment, and here's the certificate.
One I keep myself and the other I leave
in Washington." ..
The document appointing him senator
was decorated with red ribbons and a
gold seal. - -■--.. - —
A half minute or so was spent in mak
ing comments on the papers and than
Mr.. Towne hastily buttoned his coat and
went as briskly as he had come.
Aside from the fact that Mr. Towne, at
the legislative session' of 1898, , received
the testimonial of the Democratic and
People's party forces in the house and
senate, i who gave him their almost j solid
vote for the senatorship against Senator
Davis, Gov. Lind was pressed by ; many
prominent men in the nation to name*
the Duluthan. David B. Hill, of New
York, wrote a personal letter from his
home at Albany, of which the following
is a copy:
I am i reluctant to make any suggestion
in regard to a political matter outside of
my own state, but the question of a suc
cessor to the late Senator Davis being
a matter of national interest. I trust you
will excuse me. I notice the newspapers
announce that the name of Hon. Charles
A. Towne has been presented for your'
consideration. I think, it would be a
Moses c* clapp seeks 1
Moses E. Clapp last night gave out the
following announcement of his candidacy
for senator:
While the nation. joins with our own
state in mourning the untimely loss o£
our distinguished senator, still the affairs
of * life . crowd ■ upon our grief, and the
rapidly approaching session of the legis
lature quickens interest In the question
of a successor. ■
Since the death of Senator Davi.
friends * throughout the f state have j urged
me to be a candidate, and. this has been
supplemented by numerous j requests from
citizens of St. Paul. While I have natur
ally shrank from? announcing my candi-
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most appropriate appointment. . He per
formed excellent work in the recent 'cam
paign, and his actions immediately alter
the Kansas City convention were most
praiseworthy and patriotic. I : have not
-the honor of his personal j acquaintance,
and have no interest in his selection, ex
cept the promotion of the good, of our
common cause. He has sacrificed much
for his convictions, Is deserving of this
recognition, and it would • greatly please
our leform allies .everywhere, as well as
the old line Democracy..;. i 7 jv ■'"'"•
I trust you will be aVle*, to see your
way clear 1 to confer the?appointment on
Mr. Towne. With great respect, I le
main, very sincerely yours,; .
—David B. Hill.
Chairman James K. Jones, of the Dem
ocratic national commmittee, wired:
"I hope you will see ypur way clear to
appoint Towne to the .senate. I believe
his appointment would -be -cordially in
dorsed all over the country." ' ..-'-
I "Best man for. it and you don't owe a
Republican,"-was' the suggestion of Sen
ator Benton McMillin, of Tennessee.
| Clark Howell, of Atlanta, Ga., said the
appointment would be approved by Dem
ocrats everywhere., ._ . 77,77- . :..-^L
| Two of the telegrams,were. from rivals
of Towne for the vice presidential nomina
tion. Adlai E. Stevens wired: "The ap
pointment of Mr. Towne.- will be most -
'gratifying to all Democrats—a just recog
tion of his valuable ;services../:,-B.F.
Shively,.of, Indiana, wired:. "I sincerely
hope Towne may be appointed."
Parks • M.- - Mautin, of the Democratic .
committee -in : Indiana,'* 'pointed out jg the
services Mr. Towne rendered, there in the
last campaign and urge* his appoint
ment ■ -„- „/..-.■.. ':>-f^l-„*7-;..- i _„,-.,-..
• "A Democratic' vindication-and ? honor to!
all," ' suggested-Jl." Ham Lewis, ;of Wash-;
ington. ' ; .;-.: .*■ V' •'^'777*7 -v* :
[John J. Lentz, : of O;'UoY7 "Recognition
of- one of America' -. ';.eatest statesmen
and" an actin- keep -7 with 'your record
as governor." 7 ..; >" 7■■•■■: -■-.: .."
- Similar - telegrams' were received from
John P. ; Altgeld, Gov. Stone, Champ ; !
Clark and M. C. Wet more, of Missouri ? !
Gov. Thomas and Senators Teller and
Shafroth, of Colorado; Marion Butler
and B. R. Tillman, Congressman James
D. Richardson,'- of Tennessee, who pre
sided over the Kansas City convention; • j
Norman E. Mack, national committeeman I
for New York., state; El tweed Pomeroy |
and a host of others. 7 7
; Tarns Bixby wants the Senatorship, and
an authentic report has it that he would
like to have been appointed by Qpv. Lind.
! He has the Goodhue county delegation
: pledged. •,..-.,_.. * -.'. ,■.-,-.. .7:-0„:
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7 ; '7- .'.'..'77 TIED IP.
FORT. WORTH,'Tex., Dec. A strike
of telegraphers took -place at 11 a. m.
today on the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
railroad. All trains between - Galveston,
Texas and Purcell, I. T-, are tied up. -*■•
As members of the Order of Railway
Telegraphers, the operators! .demand .■ a
revision of rules and regulations and in
creased salaries. The officials expressed '
a willingness to refer- the matter of
Wages to arbitrators, but refused. to
amend its rules. A strike * followed of
all operators on the line. % \
j CHICAGO, Dec. 6.-At the Santa Fe
offices 'in ';this", city the f following; state
ment regarding the strike was given out:
i The operators . made a demand for -an
increase" in -wages-"and, for changes in
rules and regulations : governing their
services on i Nov. 13 last, in the absence
of the general manager. A meeting was
held Nov. 26, when the company made the
proposition., to the committee to allow
operators employed on.-the Gulf lines
the same rules and. regulations as . were
in vogue on the Santa Fe 'lines .west of
Albuquerque, Nov. ; 15, § which rules 3 and
regulations are the same as adopted and
applied on the '•Atchinson i road proper,
July 1 N last, and to pay them the rsame
wage rates as were commonly. paid !by
other roads in Texas; and in the-event
of the committee ■ and - company ' failing ,
to agree as to wage rates, they were to
be: determined by arbitration. In other
words the rules and regulations - govern
ing the employment- of operators 'in - force
and accepted-by. operators on the Atchi
son proper, and on the lines of the Santa
Fe system west of . Albuquerque, | were
to be applied to operators employed on
the Gulf line and,, if the ;telegrapher's
committee could not agree with the com
pany as;- to - wage rates to be paid,'- they
were- to. be determined 'by arbitration.
Several meetings were/ held with . the
committee . and ;at length' the - proposition
of the -company as stated.'- was accepted.
Subsequently, however, ;it was rejected
and the strike ordered. :-.•• . 777i\-~m^s
dacy, realizing the impossibility of, any
man, being able to satisfy, the public
as -the success of on e who attainedf to
the high position occupied by Senator
Davis, yet the numerous. assurances . of
support and requests that I j a candi
date,, together with" a natural desire to
hold so honorable 'and exalted a- posi
tion as .that of United;. Stales senator,
have impelled -me to make •a - formal an
nouncement of my pos'ition7 and believ
ing that. an aspirant for j public office | has
a right, :if; It Is not. his duty, •to declare
his candidacy I take this "occasion; of an
nouncing-.- that I am a candidate, and
earnestly . solicit the su-sport „'. of my
friends. ■-■:.7'--^: .: " —M, se.s E. C!ap}»7"<■'
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. 7*' - .... ;* OUT .
Wa« the Theme Under Discussion,
and Senator Morgan Did
- 'j.-Most of the .
:' ■ Talking. -7
• WASHINGTON, Dec. B.—The . senate
was in executive, session for more than
four hours ; today, the entire ; time being
devoted to the discussion by Senator Mor
. gan of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty for the
abrogation; of . the . portion of the . Clay?"
ton-Bulwer treaty which relates to the
Nicaragua canal. ; :7. 7 . -;£ ...'•'
The senator made it very plain in the'
course of', his remarks .that- while he
was not Opposed to the pending treaty in
almost _ any form ,jii _, principal, if not-
his only concern in that connection,^.for., j
.the passage of the canal bill,'and lie al- j
lowed it to be ; very broadly unders.o.d I
that he had engaged in the treaty discus- j
sion because of.. his conviction that there !
were a - majority -of the senators who !
would insist upon action upon the treaty'
as a condition precedent to the passage
of the .canal bill. For this reason he said
;he , was j willing to 7 discuss the treaty.
He intimated privately to other senators,
however, that he would not consent to
fixing *of a time for a vote upon the
treaty until there- could be fixed a time j
for like action upon the Nicaraguan
canal bill. - .
t In the course of his speech he said that
he dii not in reality consider that the
treaty need have - any especial bearing
upon the bill, and that he believed it-was j
competent for the United States to pro- |
ceed with the building of the canal re- '
gardless of the treaty or of Great Brit- '
am' wishes -in the matter-; but 'to Z sat- .
isfy other senators, and also to meet the j
wishes of ! the secretary of state, for '
whom he incidentally expressed the high- '
est.esteem,.'he would; consent, to action
upon the treaty and do all he could for it.: ;
7He 7" would ..vote for the agreement
whether it should be amended or not,"
though he would prefer that there should
be no amendment."
13 Discussing the question of the fortifica
tion of the canal, Senator Morgan argued" i
strenuously against.. it, " both as . inex- j
pedient and unnecessary. He contended !
that .Great . Britain was not. the only \
power, whose interests would be affected '
by a provision for. fortification, and said
that j Nicaragua and Costa Rica had : a j
right to be considered in that, connec- ,
tion... Furthermore, in case .of war
everybody knew that the . canal wou.d
be. protected to the fullest extent, .so
that any - provision whatever bearing
upon this point was needless."
7 He admitted, however, that he had no
I doubt that if. the United States should
1 proceed with the construction .of the I
j canal without first taking steps to secure |
the neutrality of.the canal. Great Britain I
j would be grievously, offended, and that j
! he thought it not impossible that the of-
I fense "would be considered sufficiently
I grave to "lead to hostilities between the
I two countries. '. ' - . , I
"Do you mean," asked. Senator Bey- !
eridge, "that,^notwithstanding the pres-J
I ent friendly relations between the coun- !
| ; tries,^England might declare war if .we |
! should construct the canal with our own ;
I means and in our own way?" ; |
"■- Senator Morgan replied that he consid- '
I ered that result among the ;probab iit'es. ;
I "But," he continued, "1 should not be
i deterred, by that circumstance. * What '
I England would do, he said, of course, !
| was a mere 'matter of speculation, and \.
! added that he had -only referred, to -this •
j possibility .■•"•'in--." order to empha.-:i_o : his j
I opinion *. that the canal should be con- j
structed in any contingency. The Ameri
can people, he said, had mapped out
that canal, and they were not going to
allow any obstacle, no matter how j seri- '■
ous, to, stand in the way. .: He believed
that the administration that would un
dertake to build the canal, knowing that
to do so meant war, would be indorsed
by the people at large a bigg.r ma
jority than that which McKinley had re
ceived over -Bryan in the last election.
/ Senator g Morgan was plied \ with many
questions by Senator MasoA, Beveridge,
Tillman and ■ others* Mr. Ma*on asked
whether it * was true that if the: Hay-
Fauncefote' negotiation 7" prevented "the
use of the canal by England in the time
of war, the converse "proposition that it
prohibited such use I by ' the United States
was* not also true. To this Aft-. Morgan
did not make direct reply, saying that he
would take-up that'point later ln his dis
cussion. ;In discussing the' points of the
treaty with; Senator ; Teller, the Alabama
senator, expressed the view that the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty : is ■■ unconstitutWTN
al, nd for i this reason, ■if for no other,
said : it-should ',be disregarded.
7 Senator Hanna, chairman of the Re
publican national committee, this after
noon offered to John Joy Edson, of this
Continued on Fifth Page.
Weather Forecast or * St. Paul.
v 777*--7. -Fair.: • -7.
Army Bill Passed.
\ Hay-Pauncefote Treaty.
Towne Gets Commission.
Storm in Parliament.
3—Sons of Hermann Monument
Assembly " Balk* On Budget.
Latest-. Republican Joke.
Rumored Street Car Sale.
Minneapolis News.
5 «News of Northwest.
Murderer Heads Guilty.
High Prices for Steers.
Secretary of War's Report.
4—Editorial Page.
Sporting- News.
Union Labor in Session.
Kansas Murder Trial.
O—News of ;Railroads. -
Iron Ore Rate Case.
Suprema Court Decisions.
'In the Local Labor Field.
Popular Wants. .■■'-.__.■
7—Markets. of the World.
Chicago Jan. Wheat, 70 3-4 c.
-.-. Bar Silver, «4 I-2c.
Stocks Unchanged. ..
B—Stanley Suspects Taken Buck.
New* of the* Courts. '■"*"
For Minnesota— Friday. Saturday
fair in eastern, probably snow or. rain
in western . portion; fresh northerly
; For Wisconsin—Partly cloudy Friday,
probably snow in eastern portion. Sat
urday fair; fresh to brisk northerly
Winds. - , - ... >
For lowa—Cloudy Friday, probably
snow in eastern portion. Saturday fair;
northerly winds. — .--*—- .- •
For North Dakota Fair in eastern,
probably snow in - western portion Fri
day. Saturday snow; variable winds.
For South Dakota—Fair Friday. Satur
day probably . snow or . rain; . northerly
winds, becoming variable. -
\ For Montana—Gloudy Friday; probably
snow in northeast portion. Saturday
fair; variable winds. * • ..'
: Yesterday's, observations,, taken by the
United States weather bureau. St. Paul,
P. F. Lyons, observer, for . the ' twenty
four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night.
—Barometer ...corrected. for /temperature
and elevation -*" : ...._-.
Highest temperature • ..;.... 32
Lowest \ temperature '..........:.. 19
Average temperature ......... ......... 25
Daily range .• 1.
Barometer 30.14
Humidity .. .........v.'.;-. ......... 89
Precipitation .... ..: :.. ;....... ; .0
7 p. m., temperature 31
7 p. m., weather, cloudy; wind, north
■ west. - ■' *
7 :■. ■"■ Danger Guage Change In
■ '--" - Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul 14 _„2.3 >. .. 0.0
La Crosse .:...'.;-.■. 10 3.4 —0.2
Davenport ...... .15 ,- ■.-■-■; 3.6 ..-., „:-.-■: 0.0
.St* Louis .:.:.-...*. 30 .t. ". 7.8 ,-.-' --_._
"'"'—Fall. .- *** ■'"'""•' ' "'-"i;'*' """"\ '' .
-•'•-- ■"- , •Bp.m. High! :' _" " ♦Sp.m.High
Battleford .--A '.32 Chicago .33 42
Bismarck ....30 36 Cincinnati ...44 48
Calgary .....1 42 42 Cleveland ....32 38
Duluth .....;:28 30 Jacksonville . .54 60
Edmonton ...38 44 Marquette ...32 -32
Ha ........ 36 50 ' Montgomery 52 .-. 58
Helena —52 &8 f Montreal „..24 "26
Huron ........34 . 38 Nashville -.-.: 46 ' 50 j
Medicine H..44 • - 44 New Orleans.s2 . 62
Minnedosa ..20 28 New-York ..40 44
Qu'Appelle .. 6 30 Philadelphia 42 46
S. Current ..34 42 Pittsburg ....36 38
Williston ....34 .345. , Francisco.so 53 !
Winnipeg ...16 22 St. Louis ...50 54 '<
Buffalo ......38.-38 Salt-Lake ..44 46
Cheyenne ....42 -. 48 Ste Marie ..30 32
•Washington time (7 p. m. St Paul.)
NEW YORK—Arrived 7 * Deutschland.
Hamburg, Southampton and Cher
bourg; Sardinian, Glasgow; Lahn, Bre
: men. Sailed: La Gascogne, Havre.
NAPLES—Arrived: Neustria, New York
GIBRALTAR — Arrived: in mania".
. New York, via Lisbon, for Genoa and
* Naples, etc. .... >..■ = :■■'.
ROTTERDAM-Sailed: Rotterdam, Bou
logne and New York. •
PORTLAND—Arrived: Dominion. Liver
pool. Sailed: Peruvian, Glasgow.
BREMEN—Arrived:, Kaiser Wilhelm der
• Grosse. New York, via Cherbourg and
Southampton: *. ,' --■-.—v .--
ST. JOHN'S. N. Arrived: Sibeian.
Glasgow and Liverpool, for Halifax.
N. S., '• and Phildelphla.
■ AUCKLAND, N. Z.-«ailed: Alameda,
' from Sydney. N. S. W., Apia, Honolu
lu and San Francisco.
HONGKONG-Arrived: Braemer, Port
land Ore., via Manila. —
HAVRE— Tanis. San Fran
cisco, via Montevideo, for Hamburg.
! CHERBOURG— Pretoria, New
York, via Plymouth, for Hamburg.
; LONDON— - Minnehaha, New
York. * -
QUEENSTOWN— Majestic New
York; Rhynland, Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec- 6.—At a meet
ing of the Philadelphia Paint club last
night the first step was taken .in the di
rection of a general movement to resist
w»hat is considered an unjust demand
upon the jobbers of paints and glass by
the window glass manufacturers. It is
stated that notice', has been served ". by
the manufacturers on all their custom
ers that if ; they expect to continue their
business relations they must-agree not
to handle any foreign-made glass unless
it is the output of a factory- for which
some member of the manufacturers'
combine has the agency in the United
States.^ This would put an end to com
petition in certain lines of glass that
are now; made In this country,. and be
sides dealers would be unable to secure
supplies of any kind-unless the agree
ment was signed. The paint club de
cided to at once set about enlisting all
organizations in the trade throughout
the United States, in an. effort to fight
what the members regard -as a most
unjust demand..
- The question was referred to the execu
tive committee, \ who drafted a set of
resolutions, | which, in brief,' request the
National Paint, - Oil .and Varnish asso
ciation to suggest to the various local
organizations in the-country that in
quiry „be made regarding tariff inequal
ities and abuses. It is hoped* by cor
respondence, petition and assistance of
other commercial organizations 'to crys
talize the sentiment of . the country in
the direction of a revision of -the tariff
on ; more equitable lines. - "• *r'"7
BERLIN. Dec. o.—Emperor 7 William,
adopting the ■ role' of .a. peacemaker, has
just sent Count yon Buelow a large pack
ago . containing; IM pounds of ' soap with
which to 11 cleanse the "chancellor's pal ice,
the count having complained- that the
countess was afraid of a general clean
i wr b 11
Opposition "Will Today Demand That
the , Government Make Some
Declarations of Ms
LONDON, Dec. 7.—The eighteenth par
liament of the reign of Queen Victoria
opened yesterday. Before the lights went
out in the ancient chambers almost every
leading politician had spoken. Such
fierce personal animosities and such bit
ter invective had scarcely ever before
marked the" proceedings at Westminster,
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of
state for the colonies, was the center of
the storm. .
The policy of the empire regarding
South Africa and China, the action of
the government in causing a dissolution
when it did, the conduct of the war
against the Boers, and in fact all the
questions vitally affecting the empire,
were gravely discussed and explained,
but dominating all was the opposition's
hatred of the colonial secretary. •
From Lord Rosebery's veiled allusions
in the house of lords, when lie assumed
what many took to be the practical lead
ership of the Liberal party to the out. -
, spoken comment in the house of com
mons, attacks on Mr. Chamberlain per.
meated almost every utterance from the
Liberal benches. For hours this target
of satire and abuse sat with his head on .
one side listening Intently, unmoved by
groans or cheers.
- Sir Henry Campbell Ban ncr man shook -
his note's in Mr. Chamberlain's ia.e'hud
declared that.-' a man who published
.private >;letters for ; political .-ffect' (re
ferring to the Clark-Ellis correspondence)
ought to be excluded from the socle
of all honorable men and ostracised for
life, had-he resorted to such action as.
a private individual.
Mr. Arthur- J! Balfour, first lord of- the
treasury, referring to.Sir Henry Camp
bell-Bannerman's suave regrets at the
absence of Mr. .George Goshen -and Sir
Matthew White Ridley . from the front
bench of the ministry, said Si. Henry
was so generous he would even regret
Mr. -Chamberlain should he be removed to
another sphere. When Sir Henry : re- I
plied, '-. "We drew the line somewhere,"
both sides -of the ; house roared with
laughter. '=-.'--' - " '■" -'..'■ '•'-..''.. :
| Mr-, Chamber lain at onetime interrupt
ed a speaker to deny that he had . said
that any seat lost to the government
during« the recent election was :; one sold.
to the Boers. .-.' '-_ -7 -'-■$* 7-7 -'"7-';-..''••. 7
-7lt was nearly 11 o-'clock- before he";, rose""
to reply to the avalanche buried against
him. '-. He made a remarkable'speech. "He ■
denied being a traitor.-. He dent d also j
that he had decried any charges against'
his own. personal Integrity. Irritated be
yond control by frequent Int -rrupt
and disturbances, he called one of the
Liberals, amid the excitement, "a cad.''
The Speaker, called him to order and
Mr. Chamberlain.;withdrew, the ep'thet, ,
apologizing for its. use. After denounc-
Ing the publication of -.the.' Ellis corre
spondence, he was cut off by a motion
of adjournment. > '7.
J ; . Today the opposition will move an
amendment to the addres.- stating the
grounds for an early declaration of the
government's policy. -
; The Liberal benches. wore -v, sparsely •
filled and the governments so packed
that there was no room for a va-t ma
jority. * ' -
! Mr. Balfour announced that n i mem
ber of the cabinet had ever said ! c had
dreamed tha Boer republics would re
main permanently under a crown colony
restriction. "'
, "That restricted form of liberty,'-' said
'Mr.. Balfour, "is not .intended for a per
manent government" „■.."-
-'Mr; Balfour said ha realized .oily the*
terrible danger of embittering fellings
in South Africa While Mr. Balfour was
in the middle of a. solemn declaration
that the government would endeavor
to temper necessity with mer.-.y In aling
with a brave enemy, a Lib i! cried oat:
"It would he bettor for the l'jcr-i to be
dead than be English."
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's ar
raignment of the government was 1 .ng
and satirical. He said the 'Lib. rain were
perfectly agreed that tho Boer republic*
should be annexed to Great Britain, nut
said they wanted to know what the gov
ernment 'proposed to do before toting
As all this elicited from .Mr. BaTour
nothing more than generalising, 31. H -n
ry concluded the Liberals would refuse
to vote on a supply.
At a late hour the. government laid on"
tho table of the house of < >mm ntf thc
supplementary war estimate! 7 The ut-.
most secrecy is maintained regarding it,
but report.says it asks f0r.t13,f6),00) for-
South Africa and £$.000,009 for China.
Sir Charles Dilke, it Is said, will pro
pose an amendment throwing, a part- of .
the cost of the South African war on tha
Netherlands railway and Hue under
ground mining lights of the late Trans
vaal government.
.' '— : — ■ . .- *
LONDON, Dec. (s.—There seems to he
now no doubt of the fate of the nine
members of the- crew of the steamer
Rossell, wrecked off the Jersey ■ coast,
Dec. A, and who left the steamer in an
open boat . Several:bodies have .washed
ashore . near. . where the Rossell was
wrecked. The missing boat load of seven
blue jackets from a. torpedo boat destroy
er, who were- thought to ■'■■ have be*
lost in Dover harbor during yesterday's .
; storm, was', picked up by a R.imsdell
fishing smack and the men have been
landed in safety.' 77 '7777.:,; -7
-" . — -- ...7. ;-"'.•■
BERLIN. Dec. €.—ln the reichstag to
day Baron, yon; Heyl, ; and other, leaders > ;
of • the.; National \ Liberals moved the' in- -
traduction of the.anil-trust bill-providing ;'
for the establishment of a practical' sys
tem of supervision by the Imperial:
authorities | over,'; combinations and syn
dicates whose business can be proved to

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