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V. v Royal makes the food pure, wboleaome and dallcloua. Absolutely Pure ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. CONGRESS MEETS Usual Opening Formalities 01)' served by the House and Senate. President's Annual Message De livered to and Read im Both Houses. Several New Members of the House Take the Oath of Office. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—At noon the first regular session of the Fifty-fifth congress was launched upon the un known seas of legislation. Simulta neously at both ends of the capitol Speaker Reed in the house, and Vice President Hobart in the senate, dropped their gavels and called to order the respective bodies over which they pre side. In the deep silence which followed the call of the house to order the prayer of the eminent divine, Rev. Charles A. Berry, of Wolverhampton, Eng., who delivered the convocation, was solemn and impressive. New Members Sworn In. The speaker then immediately direct ed the clerk to. call the roll, and this consumed half an hour. The roll call phowed the presence of 301 members. There were five vacancies from death or resignation during the recess, and the credentials of the members-elect were read by the direction of the speak er, who then administered the flatli of office to them. They were F. H. Gritth (Dem.), successor to the late Judge Hoi man in the Fourth Indiana district H. S. Boutelle (Rep.), of Chicago,who suc ceeded Edward D. Cooke, deceased James Norton (Dem.), of the Seventh South Carolina district, who succeeded John L. McLaurin, now senator George P. Lawrence (Rep.), of the First Mas sachusetts district, who succeeded Ash ley B. Wright, deceased, and J. N. Griggs (Dem.), of the Third New York district, who succeeded Francis B. Wil son, who resigned to accept the position of postmaster at Brooklyn. The latter's credentials had not yet arrived, but the oath was administered to him by unanimous consent. On motion of Mr. Hopkins (Rep., Ills.) the clerk was directed to notify the senate that the house was ready for business and, on motion of Mr. Dingley, the floor leader, a resolution was adopt ed for the appointment of a committee of three to join the committee of the senate to wait on the president and in form him that congress was ready to receive any communication he desired to make. The speaker seleoted Messrs. Dingley (Me.), Grosvenor (O.), and Bailey (Tex.) for this honor. Will Meet Dally. OK motion of Mr. Henderson (la.) a member of the committee on rules, the rule at the extra session for three days adjournments was vacated, and daily sessions to begin at noon each day were ordered. There being nothing to do but await the receipt of the president's message the house then recessed until 1:20 p. m. When the house reconvened another recess of 20 minutes was ordered. When the house reconvened at 1:40 p. m. the committee appointed to wait on the president came down the center aisle and Mr. Dingley reported that the com mittee had performed its mission. "The president," he said, "was pleased to send to the two houses his respectful salutations and to inform them that he would communicate in wrhing." jfr. Prudou, who had followed the committee into the hall, immediately presented the message, which by the di rection of Speake^ Raed was read at the clerk's desk. The message was listened to with great earnestness especially the por tions dealing with the question of re vising our currency legislation and with our attitude towurd Cuba. The presi dent's utterances on both subjects seem to impress the members deeply but there was no demonstration of any kind until the conclusion when the Republicans joined in a sharp round of applause. The reading consumed an hour and 20 minutes. On motion of Mr. Dingley the mes sage was referred to the committee of the whole and ordered printed. Mr. Lawrence (Rep., Mass.,) then officially announced the death of his predecessor, the late Representative Wright, and Mr. Allen (Dem., Miss.,) the death of Senator George. Out of respect to their memories the house then at 3:30 p. m. adjourned. In the Senate. Precisely at 12 o'clock the gavel of Yicc President Hobart fell and the sen ate was called to order. The invocation was delivered by Rev. W. H. Milburn, the blind chaplain. He made a beauti ful and touching reference to "our beloved president," who awaited news Irom the bedside of the mother to whom he is devoted, and prayed that Bhe might have a peaceful passage to the celestial shore. Seventy-seven senators responded to their names at roll call. The venerable Mr. Morrill of Vermont Was first recognized by the vice presi dent. He offered a resolution which was passed in the usual form, that the secretary inform the house that tne senato was in session and ready to proceed to busi ness. Mr. Allison (la.) presented a resoultion that a committee of two sen ators be appointed to join a like com mittee from the houso to inform the president that congress was in session and prepared to receive any communi cation which he might desire to make to it. The resolution passed and the vice president named Senators Allison and Gorman (Md.) as the senate com mittee. Ky resolution of Mr. Cullom (Ills.) tK- time of daily meeting of the senate was fixed at 12 noon. On motion of Mr. Hale (Me.) a recess was then taken until 1 o'clock. At 1:30 the senate reconvened and the committee, consisting of Mr. Alli son and Mr. Gorman, reported through the former. He said that a committee, with a like committee of the house, had waited upon ths president and in formed him that the two branches of congress were in session and ready to receive from him any message he might desire to present to them. Mr. Allison reported that the presi dent had informed the committ#B that he would immediately communicate with congress in writing, and he ex pressed the hope that the deliberations of congress might result in great good to the country and reflect honor upon itself. The president's message was present ed by Mr. Pruden, the president's as sistant secretary, and was at 1:35 laid before the senate and read. Senators gave the closest attention to the reading of the message, a majority of them following it irom printed copies, with which they had been sup plied. That part of the message which dealt with the Cuban question and outlined the policy of the administration with reference to the question was listened to with particular interest. The read ing of the message was concluded at 2:50. The document was ordered print ed for the use of the senate. Mr. Walthall (Miss.) was recognized, and announced the death of his col league, Hon. James Z. George of Mis sissippi. After a lingering illness Sen ator George died at Mississippi City on Aug. 14 last. By his death, said Sena tor Walthall, the State of Mississippi lost its most useful and distinguished citizen, and this body one of its most prominent and able members. Mr. Walthall presented the usual resolution of condolence with the family of the deceased senator. The resolution was adopted and as a further mark of re pect the senate adjourned. HOUM Will Pnsh Business. It is the intention of the house lead ers to proceed with the business of the session as rapidly as possible. The committees will all begin their labors this week and as all of them have more or less bills on hand which were intro- /twaracil Highest Honors—World's Fait Gold. MedaJ, Midwinter Fair. DR w CREAM BAKING POWDER A Pore Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. 40 YEARS THE STANDARD* ESTABLISHED 1890. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 1897. Annexation u the Senate. There will be nothing except indis position on the part of members to pre vent the senate's entering promptly upon its work, as there is a calendar already made for it with about 300 bills reported from committees during the special session. The indications are now lora little more activity than usual during the pre-holiday session. This is largely due to the fact that the sup porters of the administration and advo cates of annexation are very anxious to secure the earliest possible considera tion of the treaty with Hawaii. Sea* tor Davis, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, announces hi* pur pose of pressing annexation at the earliest possible moment, but it is prob-, able that the matter will not be taken up seriously until the committee can have a meeting and decide upon details of procedure. Lack of Votes Apprehended. One point which the committee will be culled upon to decide is whether to proceed to ratify the treaty of annexa tion or to annex the islands by resolu tion. The annexationists have lost some votes during the vacation and there is now apprehension that the two thirds vote necessary to assure the rati fication cannot be secured. No satis factory canvass is possible until all tjje senators arrive, and if it is then made manifest that the nec essary two-thirds vote cannot be secured it is likely that the proceeding by means of resolution, which would require only a majority vote, will be inaugurated. The immigration bill, for which Sen ator Lodge stands sponsor, is practically at the head of the senate legislative calendar and will be considered early in the session. Senator Lodge repeats his intention of pressing the bill, but he will not antagonize the Hawaiian treaty with it. GRIGGS GETS THE PLACE. •fflcially Announced That He Has Ac cepted the Attorney Generalship. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—It was officially announced at the White House upon the return of the president to Washing ton that Governor John W. Griggs of New Jersey has been tendered and has accepted the office of attorney general of the United States to be vacated by the nomination of Attorney General McKenna to be associate justice of the United States supreme court. It has not yet been settled when Governor Griggs shall assume his new office, but it is probable that the date will be about the beginning of the new year. Comptroller £eke)s* Report. WASHINGTON, Dec: 7.—The annual report of James H. Eckels, comptroller of the currency, for the year ended Oct. Si, 1897, opens with a brief review of the history of the legislation which constitutes the present national bank act, and invites the attention of con gress to amendments to the law recom mended in former reports without spe cifically repeating them. Brought a Thousand Immigrants. NEW YORK, Dec. 7.—The steamer Trojan Prince, which arrived during the day from Leghorn, Genoa and Naples, brought from the latter port 1,008 steerage passengers, the greater portion of them being women and children. This is the largest number of Italian immigrants brought by any one steamer to this port in many tuonth.s. Talk about Klondyke A. W. McCready Admin Smith Martin MaUhisen Wm. Blankenburg Burt Staegr duced at the extra session, there will be no lack of material for the house to work on after the committee hoppers have begun to grind. The appropria tions committee has been at work for 10 days and Chairman Cannon expects to pass at least two of the regular budgets before the holidays—the legislative, executive and judicial and the pension appropriation bills. Among the early general measures to receive considera tion will be the bankruptcy bill. Whether it will be the Nelson bill, which passed the senate at the last ses sion or a modification of the Torrey bill, depends on the temper of the judiciary committee, which will submit the measure to the house. Its not in it witlie prices we can give you on a JEWEL HEATER for (his winter Thiikofit! Selling the celebrated Jewel Stoves ana steel Raies from $4 (o fit Prices never before have been so low. Also bargains in all Shelf Hardware Copper bottom boilers, 78 cts Rinsing Pans, 20 cts 10 qt Tin P.iils. 1 Oct's FOLLOWING IS A PARTIAL LIST OF THE USERS OP THE JEWEL STOVE: Geo. Rentier Henry Crow J. W. Goff C. II. Morse Mrs. Montagu# Geo. Klasav Morris King .Arthur Maytifl C. L. Aioxunder L. A. Stevens N. K, Tuttle L. R. Seaton Our (long looked for) SAMPLE SHOES have arrived and they are going like hot cakes. Come early if you wish to take advantage of these bargains. They are all go ing at wholesale prices. Remember the place is at T. T. CO. A. G. Scbmidt Auij. RennHs J. M. Preston B. Moran IS STILL OPPOSED Japanese Minister Hoshi Makes a Declaration Against An nexation. Says Japan's Interests Must Be Considered or There Will Be Rouble. He Is Just From Tokio and Car ries Some Emphatic In structions. SAN FRANCIS"O, Dec. 7.—Torn Hoshi' Japanese minister to the United States, was a passenger from the Orient on the steamship City of Pekin. He left at once for Washington, carrying with him important instructions in reference to the Hawaiian treaty of annexation. Several months ago he hurriedly left Washington for Japan. He left just after the publication of his corre spondence with Secretary Sherman with reference to the Hawaiian ques tion. Dispatches from Washington de clared that he was angry with Sherman and the administration for their advo cacy of annexation. ••I know," he said, "that my recent trip to Japan has been misconstrued by some of the American newspapers. I believe my relations with the Washing ton authorities are amicable. My rela tions with Secretary Sherman are not strained. I desire to say positively that •Japan Is Still Opposed to the annexation of Hawaii by the United States. The recent reports that Japan had withdrawn her opposition are untrue. Japan has certain inter ests in the Sandwich islands which the United States should respect. I believe this matter will be amicably adjusted. There may be serious trouble if ths United States annexes the islands with out regard to our interests there. But I do not believe the United States will act unfairly. Japan is very friendl* with this country and there is certainly a way by which the annexation ques tion can be settled satisfactorily to both great nations. I return with certain instructions from my government. Quotes a Few defections. "Japan has in the Hawaiian islands about 20,000 of hpr people. Hawaii has a treaty with Japan permitting the lat ter to send immigrants there, and also imports tor the use of the latter. Ha waii has violated this treaty and our claim for this violation has not been settled. We want our claim settled after annexation, if not before that time. Hawaii deported some of our Japanese immigrants. That was ia violation of her treaty with Japan. Hawaii has also levied a discriminat ing duty on Japanese mine imports. That was another violation of the treaty. Hawaii would certainly act in the matter of our claim if the United States would use her good offices." GERMANY'S FORCE IN CHINA. Largest Body Ever Sent by That Country Outside of European Waters. BERLIN, Dec. 7.—When the German reinforcements, consisting of four com panies of marines, numbering 23 officers and 1,200 men, and a company of naval artillery, numbering 200 men, arrive at Kiao Chau bay, for which point, as already cabled, they will soon set out, they will bring the total German force there up to 4,566 men, the largest body Germany has ever sent beyond Euro pean waters. It is understood that the reserves had to be drawn upon. The admiralty denies that other European squadrons have entered the harbor at Kiao Chau to watch Ger many's proceedings, and it is believed that Admiral von Diederich would pro test vigorously against such an attempt. I CHAS. B. KENNEDY FSMiden LIFE SENTENCE FOE NOVAK. -Iowa Judcn Disregards Jury Recow inendation*. VIXTON, la., Dec. 7.—The motion for a new trial in the case of Frank A. Novak, convicted of murder in the sec ond degree, was overruled and the court passed sentence that lie be con fined to hard labor in the penitentiary at Anamosa for life. The prisoner showed little emotion on the passing of the sentence and declared that he was innocent. The jury in returning the verdict recommended a 10-year tence. REFUSED A PENSION. Ia41an» Minister Says His Was Granted on Good Grounds. eaocr. F. I. Fo* Thos. Rne H. Neliis John ill A. Ho'den H. McCartle C. W. Xioh'iUen A. E. Ross J. B. Cole S. A. RONNING, The Fashionable Tailor. I am a real tailor and a fellow-townsman of yours. If gar ments I make for you are not absolutely satisfactory, I am here for you to "kick at. I do "Custom V\ ork onlv. I give gar ments all the attention they need to make them hang well and retain their shape. "Sewing' as I sew never rips. I try on my garments before making them up. MOW FJVE CENTS. They flust Fit and Do Fit. RGE5T STOVE FLASff IN THEVVORLDl O. H. Eggebraurfn. L\ Winesbury D. 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