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* t tflPPKft BIS AJLCKJtfA* IOWA* WEDNESDAY THE NEWS IN IOWA Ovfctt ttoo.eroo th* f rtftttHw ftf tb* fitit* eattttr*! College. Ihs Morass, fcc.9.^The following frtttns Are asked by the trustees of the state agricultural college for its heeds daring the ne*t five years: Additional support fund...,.....;.*....* Sl.Soo He* engineering building ............. . 150.000 New house for president ...... - ......... 10.000 Hone, barn and stock pavllllon, ...... 10,000 For Increasing pure bred animals on ,.i.. .." ..... ••••• 10,000 Total..... ....................... - ....... «ai!.500 It is asked that a tax of HO of a mill be levied for the next five years to meet the above requirements. the trustees, in their eighteenth biennial reportj filed with the governor, state that the above estimate is a, small one compared with the real needs of the school, which would easily, if carried outin detail, exceed 8300. 003. Increased attendance has created an additional demand for teachers, the engineering department is really suffering for a building and equipments of laboratory, the departments of agriculture, horticulture, veterinary science, necfln improvements of various kinds, to say nothing of many other needs. The school is said to be more prosperous than at any time for ten yezirs past. DISEASE Kl Smallpox Eoported From Lj-on Coaniy With One Death. DES MOINES, Dec. 9.—In an interview Dr. Kennedy, of the board of public health, said: "Unquestionably the smallpox euidcmic in northern Iowa is spreading rapidly. I am in receipt of a telegram from Dr. R. E. Coniff. who has charge of the epidemic, stating that there has been one death from the disease at Alvord, Lyon county, and several exposures. Besides this, I have reason to believe that the disease exists in Worth, and perhaps other counties in the state, where it has not been reported. A letter from Dr. H. M. Bracken, of the Minnesota board of health, intimates that there have been several cases in Silver Lake township,' Worth county, which correspond with similar cases diagnosed as smallpox in Freeborn county, just over the Minnesota line, but where the patients are undergoing no restraint." CAUSED A PRIEST'S ARREST. or Jtrt»<3« ttootso*. More Trouble at Mltcbellvllle Reform School. DES MOISKS, Dec. 10.—Rev. Father Straven of Des Moines went to Mitchellville with a pardon for one of the girls in the institution whom he desired to place in a Roman Catholic school. Superintend ont Miller refused to turn over, the girl to him. Father Straven refused to deliver the papers to Miller, who then had the priest arrested by a deputy sheriff acting as guard. Father Straven complained to the governor and board of control, and Miller explains that he had no authority to turn the girl over to the priest; that when once pardoned she was free, and she refused to go to a Roman Catholic institution, saying she would rather commit suicide. The whole proceeding will be investigated by the board of control. Shot by IJIs Father. STBATFOIID, Dec. 9.—A sad case of accidental shooting occurred here. Edward Stoncr was probably fatally wounded by a revolver in the hands of his father. The elder Stoner did not know the weapon was loaded, and carelessly pulled the trigger. The revolver was discharged and the bullet entered the son's side. He is still alive, and there may be a chance for his recovery. Deg Moines racking Plant, DESMOINKS, Dec. 8.—The opening of the new year may usher in the news of the reopening of the Liverpool and Des Moines packing house. An option on the purchase of the property has been given by Harry West to a gentleman representing an eastern syndicate and the prospects are such that the needful capital may materialize for the opening of the plant. Iturned In Ills Home. CI.ATUON, Dec. 11.—The farm house of John Tansy, who livea five miles south of Clarion, was burned last night and he was burned with it. What was left of the body was recovered. It is not known how the fire started, as he lived alone, It is said he took home a gallon of whisky yesterday. Cook Il»» Narrow Kacape. MOOT/TON, Dec. 6.—The cook at the Dodge hotel accidentally threw some ppwder in the stove and it exploded, throwing her across the room against a table, burning her face aod setting fire to her clothing, which was soon extinguished. She was not seriously burned. rurally of J'ive 1'oUoued. BuaLHSGTON, Dec. IQ.-rThe family of Joseph Kolz was poisoned by eating stale cheese Five children were made deathly sick. The youngest one is in a dangerous condition, but the others will recover. Charged Witb JUIsln&a Note, SjOVx Pixy, Pec. <).—OiHcers ire hot on th> trail of J, IJ. Morton, a life insurance solicitor, wh.o is charged with raising a note of $100,80 to 8?,}00.8o and undertaking to discount ft. at the J3apk of the Fftriners 1 koan and Trust Company in $}{>«» Cjty. Apttcjp^tiOjg trouble, Morton eeemj&i to hftve luwJe his escape, as b,e could npt be found in any of his usual haunts. He h.ajj been in. the city spme tiwe go* Wego, CaJ,, fcas ft Jemon g ipoo acres. It }s sajd tp be the Jftrggst iu the -world. Jt was |>e- In iW, vvStb, }70 On ih* tXt«r*l DUtrfel Slue* i8«l« f)£8 MOIRES, Def- 5.—John Simson Woolson, United States district judge for ifae southern district of Iowa, died at his residence in filed Moines yesterday, after ait illness of about five weeks. Judge WooLson's death was unexpected tip to Sunday by the attending physicians and the members of the family, and was a complete surprise id his many friends and acquaintances in the city. Five weeks ago, while hbldihg court in Keokuk, he was taken suddenly ill and was compelled to adjourn the term and return immediately to his home in Des Moines. At that time he was suffering from a nervous break-down, the result of overwork. Acting on the advice of liis physician, he gave up his work and arranged with Judge Shiras, of the northern district of Iowa, to hold his court term in Des Moines during November. Almost from the time he returned to DCS J.loines until last Thursdav he continued to improve, and had gotten alonjr so well that he was able to walk about his room and to sit up for considerable periods at a time. Judge Woolson's home prior to his appointment to the federal bench was at Mt. Pleasant, where he was in the law business with his brother-in-law. Judge Walter I. Babb. He was elected to the senate from Henry county in 18TG and served that county in the upper house of the legislature continuously until 1S01, when he was appointed to the federal bench. He was chairman of the senate judiciary committee for a number of years and was regarded as one of the strongest and most able members of the senate and a legislative leader practically the entire term of his service. NEWS IN GENERAL I IN kt8 OWN DEFENSE. XJfGRAHAJI rAIIA'IlE IS SEIUOCS. Liabilities of the Mt. Ayr Merchant Are Now Tlaced at 813O.OOO. MCFCATIXE, Dec. 9.—The failure of A. O. Ingraham, the largest merchant in this part of Iowa, is developing sensational features. It is now stated by the creditors' representatives that the liabilities are fully 8120,000 and the total assets not over 830,000. In the three weeks before the failure Ingraham deeded away a store at Shannon City, another at Allendale, Mo., besides lands and buildings which he held.. The creditors announce that they will undertake to set aside the conveyances, which they believe were fraudulent. The store has required protection of ofiicers to prevent people who had sold produce to Ingraham from going in and helping themselves to stock. Already a considerable part has been taken in this way. DOUBLE TKAGEDY AT ADEL. An Old Man Bent Ills Wife to Death, Then Kills Himself. AriEi., Dec. 8.—Joseph Hutchins, living a mile and a half east of Adel, beat his wife to death with a club and then blew his brains out with a shotgun, lie was about sixty-five years o£ age and had been married about forty years. They leave six children, all grown, and most of them married. Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins have been known to have more or less trouble for the past twenty years or more. Hutchins has always been jealous of his wife, and their troube seems to have culminated in the double tragedy. To Re-Enforce the Boers. IloT.8TK.iN, Dec. 10.—William and Daniel Davies have sold their fine ;JOO- acre farm and will go to South Africa. Their father, Daniel Davies, Sr., is a large farmer at West Barkley, Cape Colony, and has sent for them to join the Boer forces. Eight weeks ago they received a letter from him saying all the farmers in that section were planning an uprising in Boer interests, and asking them to come. They left immediately on the pale of their property. Murder In 11 Railway Catnp, FAIHFIET.D, Dee. 10.—George Harris, colored, shot a colored woman cook at the railroad camp near Fairfield, and she died within a few hours. The couple were quarreling. Harris escaped. BUEVITIKS. It is reported that the indictment of W. A. Elliott, superintendent of the poor farm of Pocahontas County, by the grand jury for alleged cruelty and malfeasance of duty, has .created a sensation. The evidence before the grand jury, it is claimed, revealed shocking abuses in the treatment of the inmates of the poorfarm and the insane ward, especially the weak-mind ed women. Some time ago Pocahontas county removed its insane patients from the care of the state at the Indi- pendence hospital and tried the experiment of keeping them as a local charge. The recent report of the state board of control revealed multiplied cases of cruelty and recommended that the legislature enact measures making the maintenance of insane at state asylums mandatory. Des Moines dispaU-h: Burglars made a thousand dullar "haul" at the Cownie glove factory. Their plunder consisted of the finest quality of finished gloves and was eo great that it jmist have been carried awuy iu a, wagon. Entrance was effected Vy means of $ ladder which readied up to the second Story window end was drawn qp after the burglars made their accent. Thus far no clue has been Discovered ty; which to trace the thieves. John Cow nie, Jr.. manager of the compauyx stated to % reporter that ho had 116 means of accurately estimating tbe Jogs, but that be believed it Beel&i** the Herat* Is AMnmlng ranted row***. WASHUmtosr, Dec. 8.—Brigham H, Roberts, of Utah, who was not allowed to be sworn in as a representative in congress of that state, has issued an address to the American people. It contains much that Was said by Mr. Roberts on the floor of the house and by Richardson, who opposed the resolution by Mr. Taylor, of Ohio. After reviewing the facts and proceedings resulting in the appointment of the committee to try him as to his alleged guilt of the offenses charged, which he calls a hostile committee, pointing out that its membership is made up entirely of those who Voted to adopt the rsethod of procedure and not one who roted against it finding a place upon the committee. Mr. Roberts, after admitting that he is a Mormon, denies most solemnly the charges that Utah has broken her compact with the United States in the matter of polygamy; that her people contemplate the revival of polygamous marriages; that the seating of Utah's representative would be regarded by her Mormon population as an endorsement of polygamy, and would be a menace to the American home, and says they are untrue. The only thing, he adds, chargeable to some few men in Utah, is that they have not deserted their plural wives they married previous to the settlement of the enabling act, or contemplated in the provisions of the state constitution. ASSUMES ROIIEHTS' GDII.T. The Verdict of tlie Committee Regarded ns Settled. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—The report of the committee appointed to investigate the facts in the case of B. H. Roberts, the polygainist, is regarded as a foregone conclusion. From the composition of the committee it is certain that a report will be brought into the house declaring that Roberts is not entitled to his scat. It is rumored that if that should be the case Roberts may appeal to the courts on the ground that his constitutional rights were abridged -when the speaker refused to permit him to take the oath of office. The friends of Roberts, however, will be guided in their course by the action of the house. Mr. Roberts in his speech, protested that the house had reversed the usual proceeding by compelling him to prove his innocence rather than for the other side to prove his guilt. It is evident that this is exactly what the committee proposes to do. LOCATION OF THE BOERS. fllethuen Now Between Two \Vings of the 1'oor Forces, LONDON, Dec. 11.—There is considerable doubt as to the present whereabouts of the main Boer force. It was supposed after the Modder river fight that Cronje had retired to Spyfontein and set to work to prepare the last obstacle in the way of the relief of Kimberley. Cronje undoubtedly has a large force at this point, but it has developed that he has a part of his army at Gras Pan, on the other side. Methuen is thus between two wings of the Boer forces, his railway tracks and culverts destroyed, and his telegraph wires liable to bo severed any minute. It takes but little figuring to see that Methuen is up against a hard task. In the face of many optimistic reports of small losses at Ladysmith, as the result of the bombardment, the total losses since the investment began are quite heavy. Five officers and twenty-six men have been killed and fifteen officers and ten men wounded and missing. HENDERSON GETS HIS GAVEL. Presented by Congressman Dolllvttr at Republican Caucus. WASHINGTON, Dec. 0,—A caucus of republican members of the house of representatives was held to consider plans for advancing the house financial bill. About 160 members, including Speaker Henderson, and all of the prominent leaders on the republican side, were present. A pleasing preliminary occurred when Mr. Polliver, in behalf of the Iowa delegation, presented General Henderson with a beautiful gavel made of wood from one of the ships sunk by Dewey at Manila, and mounted with solid gold, highly wrought with representations of Iowa's industry and products. Cuba Halls BIcUliiley's Words. HAVANA, Dec. 8.—President McKinley's message to congress has been received by Cubans of all classes with much satisfaction. Even the leaders of the extreme party admit this, and the announcement that there will be no American civil governor has cleared away most of the clouds that had been hanging over the Cuban political situation. The Lucha alone among the papers still favors a civil governorship. Insurrection Not Bead. MANILA, Dee. 8,—General Ypung arrived at Vigan, province of South no- cos, AVednesduy, December 0, after a bard but successful fight with a greatly superior force of Filipinos, commanded by General Tino. The Americans bad one killed and twelve wounded. Tbe enemy's loss was heavy, a. 4, K.' at VMc»sv iu 1900. CHICAGO, Dec, 7.—Tb e national council of tbe Grand Army of toe Republj has decided that the ne$t reunion will be beld the lasj.weeb $ A»S\*stin_ 18QO Jft Chicago, *IED TO TREE ASD At MODDEtt RIVER, of Dick Cotcman bj> ft K*B- ttteky Mob. Ky., Dec. 6.—Djck Coleman, colored, the murderer of Mrs. James Lash brook, was burned at the stake by a mob. Since the murder he has been kept in the jail at Covington for fear of lynching. His trial was set today at Mayville. He arrived here \mder a special guard of deputies sworn in by the sheriff this morning' at 10:30, and the Maysville police force was added to the gnard when it alighted from the train. When the cavalcade reached the courthouse they were met by mob of fully 1,000 people, headed by Lashbrook* husband of the murdered woman, while 5,000 others were present as spectators. At the demand of the mob the authorities delivered the prisoner up, holding resistance useless under the circumstances. The mob grabbed Coleman, threw a rope over his head and paying no attention to his piteous appeals for his life took him to a small hollow near the railroad, bound him tightly to a sapling and heaped .a huge pile of brushwood around him and then set fire to it. As the flames began to shoot up some one cut out the wretch's eyes. The scene was an awful one, as thousands of maddened people clustered around the funeral pyre. Coleman was almost dead before the fire was applied from the effects of having been dragged by the rope about his neck and beaten over the head and face by the mob. METHUEN NOW IN COMMAND Takes Charge of the English Troops Near Kimberley. LONDON. Dec. 7.'—The war office has received the following from General Forestier-Walker, commanding at Capetown: Gen. Methuen wires that he resumed command and is nightly in communication with Kimberley. The health of the troops is excellent. PUF.TORIA—Wednesday—Official dispatches from different Boer forces say all is quiet except at Kimberley, where the armored train made sorties this morning. The Orange Free State has proclaimed the annexation of Dordrecht, Cape Colony. The Tugela bridge is so completely ruined that it would be work of great magnitude for either belligerent to restore it. The Boer redoubts on the Lazarrctto ridge, west of Kimberley, are being extended and strengthened, showing the rumors of the intentions of the Boers to abandon the attempt to stem Gen. Methuen's advance are unfounded. ON HEELS OF AGU1NALDO. Col. Hare Has Engagement With the Chief's Guard. "WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—General Otis cables: "A dispatch from Young at Vigan says the escaped Spanish prisoners report that a four-hours' engagement between a detachment of his troops and Aguinaldo's guard near Cervantes, 50 miles southeast of Vigan, resulted in a heavy loss to the enemy, who are being pursued. Our loss was one killed aucl six wounded. The inhabitants of their own accord join the troops and are repairing the trails and carrying the subsistence. Have pushed the column to Sail Jose, south of Bangued. Howe's column is on the rear of the trail. Bathelor's battalion of the Twenty-fourth is out of reach and north of Bayonbong, evidently descending the river. The natives report fighting as having occurred 20 miles north. Grant's column is near Subig bay. Lawton is in Bulucan province with sufficient troops to overcome the position. It is probable the troops which engaged Aguinaldo's guard are Hare's command, as he is reported close in Aguinaldo's rear." BATTLE AT MODDER R1VEB. Boers and British Meet for a Second Conflict. LONDON, Dec. 9.—A dispatch from Pretoria, dated Wednesday, December 0, says: "Fighting commenced near Modder river at 6 o'clock this morning." While nothing in the latest messages from the British camp'at Modder river indicated an immediate advance, it appears that Pretoria has news that fighting was resumed on Wednesnay. It is not shown, however, whether Methuen advanced on the new position taken up by the Boers or was engaged in the reconnoissance in force. "FKKKK BRIDGE FINISHED. Metlmen's Troopa Now Have Means of Crossing Modder River. FREBE CAMP, Dec. 9.—The trestle bridge is finished and trains are now traversing it. LONDON, Dec. 9.—The Times has the following from Modder river, dated Tuesday, December 5: "The river is low and the railway bridge is rapidly approaching completion, The first train will cross tonight. After extraordinary exertions, the pontoon bridge has been completed." . Cape Colonists Declare for Hoorg. LONDON, Dec. 5,-r-Serious news comes from the northern sections of Cape Colony. The whole border district between Colesburg and Burgbersdorpb has declared for tbe Boers, In Yentoiv stad alone more than two thousand have joined the rebellion. General Buller's proclamatipo h,a, s been torn down and trampled upon and the loyalists are bidden to burry to Cape Town and prepare coffee for the rebels. Witb regard to Jfata.1 it is still doubtful whether the bridge oyiu' the Tugela at Colenso has been destroyed* 8t6rj ot thft Bloodiest Confil«t British Arms Citer Endnred. fcosoos, Dee. 5.—The Chronicle's dispatch from Mddder rivet says: "Our infantry advanced across the plain toward the river in two brigades. The guards on the right were met by an awful hail of uullets from the enemy's sharpshooters, who were posted close to the river On the opposite bank. Onrs had no cover whatever and were simply mowed down. It seemed impossible to live through such a fire, but our brave fellows did not retreat an inch. The Boer fire was horribly accurate, and they mtist have numbered at least ten thousand. Scott's guards advanced 600 yards before they Were fired upon. Then they had to lie down to escape the deadly fusilade, which lasted without intermission throughout the day. The Highlanders made several attempts to force a passage of the river, but they were exposed to such a murderous enfilading fire that they had to retire afttrv they had suffered terribly. Subsequently a party of guards got over and held their own for hours against a vastly superior force. The general opinion of the staff is that there had never been in the annals of the British army such a sustained fire as that which our troops haa to face vesterday. Our men fell in dozens while trying to rush the bridge. The Boers retreated at night, taking their guiis with them, and now we are occupying their positions. The enemy's loss was tremendous." GOEBEL PARTISANS DEFEATED. Kentucky Election Hoard Decides foi the Republicans. FKANKFOKT, Ky., Dec. 0.—The stale board of elections last night gave out their official findings that W. S. Taylor for governor and the rest of the republican ticket have been elected on the face of the returns. Commissioners Ellis and i'ryor signed the majority report, in which they hold that as a board of canvassers they have no right to go behind the returns of the county boards; that their duties are purely ministerial as canvassers; that the face of the returns as received by them from the counties show the election cf the republican state ticket, and certificates of election were ordered issued to each candidate thereon. Commissioner Peyutz presents a minority report, which he closes by saying: "I am unwilling to certify fraud and to turn Kentucky over to the control of• the ba3 f onet, Catling gun and the fraudulent tissue ballots." CALLS ON FRANCE TO ARM. Colonial Defenses Because of Chamberlain's Late Warning. . PARIS, Dec. 10.—During the debate in the chamber of deputies on the colonial budget Firmin Faure, anti- Semite, urged the necessity of strengthening the defenses of the colonies and the -colonial army in addition to a system of French owned cable. lie pointed out that while Mr. Chamberlain's Leicester speech was, perhaps, only his personal view, the fact that a British minister had indulged in such language toward France was sufficiently grave cause for its consideration by the chamber and, he added, it was high time to take notice of Mr. Chamberlain's warning. M. Faure also intimated that British emissaries were overrunning Tunis, disguised as protestant missionaries, and selling ammunition to tlie Arabs. The anti- British remarks were heartily cheered. SALLY FROM LADYSUIITH. British Troops Storm and Carry Lombard's Kop. BOER HKAU LAAQKK, Ladysmith, Friday, Dec. 8.—The British troops made a sortie between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning. They crawled up a ravine and stormed and carried Lombard's kop, which was held by the Boers and on which were placed a Creusot gun and howitzer. These guns were destroyed with dynamite. The British captured a Maxim gun and then retired. The Lancers, Hussars and Guards made a sortie west of Ladysmith at daybreak under cover of a heavy ^artillery fire, which the Boers returned briskly. The British afterwards returned to Ladysmith. The Boer losses are reported to have been slight, A strong burgher column has crossed the Tugela river at Colenso with the object of attacking the British Estcourt column. IS PESSIMISTIC. Russia Doubts England's Sincerity with United States. ST. PKTKHSBURG, Dec. 8.—Novoe Vremya, commenting upon McKinley'e message, says: "The statement that the United States declines all alliances serves as a reply to Chambei-lain. Great Britain's feeling of kinship to the United States will last as long as it is to the advantage of England. The present feeling of kinship is one of the most singular episodes in contemporary Jiuvtory.^ Hard Fight at Mafekingr. LONDON, Dec. 10.—Jxilian Ralph wires that at the battle of the 28th at Mafeking, on Major Scott-Turnei being killed Major Fakeman took command, and fought.three hours. He retired after losing 23 killed and 18 wounded. ^_^ Mines 1'llllng With Water, PRETORIA, Dec. 1.—The Standard and Diggers' News says that Wednesday last a Cecil Rhodes dispatch, intercepted near Kimberley, said the De Beers rajues were filling wi^h water and that Mr. Rhodes estimated the damage at 850,000 per day. Senator Hay ward Dead. NEBRASKA. Crry, Deo. 8.—Senator flayward died yesterday. The senator has been ill for several weeks, and for several clays it has been the opinion of his physicians that he could, not recover. ,, STOAtfe. trashingtdn. Bee. 4.—The stna «a to order by Senator Frte of M4»i I motion of Cocfcreu tue credential. 4 ^ ! wer* te-fctred to the committee oi<£t ' and elections. Sewell jwSentedPfllS orations upon the death of th* «2? dent; the resolutions frefe ordtrM *.ra communicated to the honse of«n?U2J* tlves, and as a mark of respect forTS I? 4 *' Vice president the session was SuspendJ*^; HOBS8. ^ .the house was called to order by it* iW Major McDowell. Taylor of Ohio nff.i.S% resolution providing that 4he queS 1 ,! the prima facie right of Brigham H n/*L& to be sworn in as representative tipr*??*] red to a Special committee of nine n^iSS of the house to be appointed by thVSS$ and nntil Such committee shall rermff?M! and the honse decide such question 12$ right. said Bringham H. Roberts "S?,,* 8 ! be sworn In or be permitted to occujjv a,iS ; Jn this house; and said commlltS »V& •have power to send for persons and BaS Election of speaker resulted aV fS$ Henderson 177. Richardson 153, Bell 4 w^ lands 2. The clerk announced the 5*21 *of Henderson. Richardson introduced ni** p t r i s ? n ;.7 110 .£ lla * ae - a brlef s Peech? S wnicn toeoatn of office was admlnisterMr the speaker. After a protest b\" Tavlnr 3 Ohio, and McRae. ol Arkansas. 'aS^ the swearing in of Roberts, of Utah nS oath was administered to all inembe«.i : cept Roberts. Taylor's Roberts resolutfr went over till tomorrow. The rules of Sr last house were adopted by a vote of in £ 158. Gardiner of New Jersey announri>ii>u< death of Vice President Hobart and «*' mark of respect the bouie adjourned ') SENATE. ' ; Washington, Dec. 5.—Shortly after iW senate was called to order the president-, message was presented and Its readme » 5 . begun at once. Little attention to thereaJ ing of the message was pai«l by a niaiorlt* of the senators. Many did n6t remainTin the chamber. A few followed the readiha from the printed copies. At the concluslnh- Senator Tliurston announced the death or Senator-elect Hayward and subtnittel art pcopriate resolutions, after the adoption f which, as a further mark of respect. thJ senate adjourned. e HOUSE. The first business the house attended to after assembling was that of li.'.teainir to tbe reading of the president's message At the conclusion </! the readingof themessatt the representatives gave a beartr round of applause. On motion of Payne, republican floor leader, themessane was referred toth* committee of the whole of tlie state of tht union and was ordered printed. The speaker then laid before tbe house Tavlor's resolution In reference to the Roberts case, Richardson, the democratic leader, offered' (i substitute allowing Roberts to be sworn In find to send tbe whole case to the judiclar» committee. This was defeated by a vote o't W to 247. The Tavlor resolution was then aclpp ed, 302 to 30. The speaker then an. pointed.the committee as provided by the i esolutlon, and the house adjourned till 1'hursday. " SENATE. "Washington, Dec. 6.—Nearly 800 bills anl joint resolutions, several importantconcur- rent resolutions and petitions nuinberini hundreds were presented to the senate to. day. A majority of the bills were old s:ageu A. few were of national interest and imyort- auce. Aldrlch had the bonor of introiluclni (he Hrxt measure in the senate. It was the llnanclal bill drawn b>' the senate committee DU fin; nee. of which Aldrich is chairman, and j robably was the most important measure introduced during the day. At toe opening of the senate the reports of tat i e.retury of the treasury, the attorney general, the comptroller of the currency anl other officials were present. Mason mtroi duced trre following resolution: ' Whereas, From the hour of achieving their own independence the people of thiJ United States have regarded with sympathy tbe struggles of other people to free themselves from European domination; there- lore Resolved bj- the senate of the United States, That we watch with deep and abiding interest the heroic battle of the South African Republic against cruelty and oppression, and our best hopes go out tor the full success of their determined contest fo liberty. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 7.—After a brief and unimportant open session the senate went tn;o executive session and at the expiration of tlfteen minutes adjourned till next Monday. HOUSE. Immediately after reading the journal the (speaker announced the appointment of the committee on rules as follows: Dalzell. o Pennsylvania; Grosvenor, of Ohio, republicans; Richardson, of Tennessee, and fiailej of Texas, democrats. The speaker is also J member., of Indiana, in chargi of the tinance bill, asked the consent for thi beginning of its consideration next Tuesday Richardson, the minority leader, objected saying that the request was most unusual: that the measure is very important; that II had been perfected during recess by tta otner side and should not be taken up oi two days' notice. He asked that it go to i committee. Overstreet also asked consea for printing an analysis of the bill in thl Record, but Terry, of Arkansas, objected Mercer, of Nebraska, announced the dcatl of Greene, of Nebraska. After adoption oi the customary resolution* the house ad journed as a mark of respect. MOUSE. Washington, Dec. 8.—The house adopted! special order for the consideration of ti currency bill, beginning next Monday, 'i'oi general debate will continue until Friday on Saturday amendments maj' be offers under the five minute rule, and on the foi lowing Monday the vote will be taken. Thl democrats, populists and silver!tes present ed a solid front against the adoption of tli resolution, and every republican voted foi It The committee on rules presentel amendments to the rules for the creatlonfl a. committee on insular affairs to look aft Dur new possessions, to consist of seventeei members, and increase by two the inemba ship of the committees on foreign affain merchant marine, military and nava affairs, and some minor committees. Tli amendments were adopted. General Wood Promoted. WASHINGTON, Dec, 7.—The presides! has nominated Brigadier General Leonard Wood to be major general 9! volunteers. United States Patent Office Business. DES MOINES, Dec. 7.—Application) for patents prepared and prosecuted t>! us have been allowed as follows: Ti J. Rice, of Hello Plaine, for a rat trap One animal after being caught setsti trap to catch the next one. To T. tt Norris, of Madrid, for a weighinj wagon. The wagon bed is mounto upon a scales platform which rests the wagon frame and tlie weight of t^J load on the wagon may easily be deter mined at nay time. To W. O, Keif" of Carnforth, for a railway splice that overlaps the webs of the abutti( ends of rails, has a groove at its ' that admits the balls, a flange overlays the flanges of the rails also contacts with a chair or tie the rails and has inclined planes at ends, on its top and front face, adapts to serve as • cams in directing % wheels. To W, C. Sedgwick, of <3rii nell, for an electric bell. Printed matter and consultation 85 advice free! THOMAS G. OBWIQ, J. KAI,PU ORWIQ, ' llKUBEN (I. ORWIO,, Registered Patent Attorney^ Turkish Massucre of CONSTAN'flNOl'I.B, Dec. 7,advices say the Kurds have the recent incursion of Russian nians into Alashgerd district, '1 Armenia, by pillaging the Arm village of Fostur and roassar three hundred of ita inhabitants. Frozen to Deut.U. SANTA 1<X N. M., Pec, 7.—: ports just received from Mora state that fifteen shepherds were in the bli##ards that raged mountains last week, fire have been recovered.

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