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Usual Opening Formalities 01)'
served by the House and
President's Annual Message De
livered to and Read im
Several New Members of the
House Take the Oath of
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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-
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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
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
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
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
Talk about Klondyke
A. W. McCready
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.
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IS STILL OPPOSED
Japanese Minister Hoshi Makes
a Declaration Against An
Says Japan's Interests Must Be
Considered or There Will Be
He Is Just From Tokio and Car
ries Some Emphatic In
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.
CHAS. B. KENNEDY
LIFE SENTENCE FOE NOVAK.
-Iowa Judcn Disregards Jury Recow
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
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Ia41an» Minister Says His Was
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at Washington absolutely refusing a
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