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Des Moines Daily Leader (Newspaper) - December 11, 1901, Des Moines, Iowa THE DBS MOINES DAILY LEADER FIFTY-THIRD NO 282 DBS MOINES IOWA WEDNESDAY MORNING DECEMBER 11 1901 PRICE THREE CENTS STIVE YEAR IS ENDED ORK OF THE COMMERCIAL EX- CHANGE REVIEWED and from of tees at the Annual Held Green vice B Lyons Second vice White Hussey S Chamberlain H J Clark F R C U Gilcrest F M Hubbell H H E H McVey J W Hill C W M T Russell C Hubbell three weeks over the problem Messrs Olmsted and Chamberlain have made valuable suggestions looking to an ad- justment of differences Captain Turner in charge of the work here has been a good friend to Des during this The annual meeting of the cial exchange was held in the Grant club rooms last evening A supper preceded the business session covers being laid for 146 members Beside the election of officers reports were heard from the viaduct army post and coliseum committees the slack water canal project for the Des Moines river discussed the matter of additional fire protection for the city was con- twenty-six new members added to the exchange seventeen of whom were soured through the forts of D B Lyons and Secretary Ward presented his annual report the supper Secretary Ward announced the following candidates for membership all of whom were elected Pugh Fuller E Palmer Sam F C Youngerman William Montgomery J C Ed James Maine M Stark J O H Robinson H H Griffith J H H C Nutter Capital City Telegraph institute J S Gilcrest win Proctor Town Mutual Dwelling House Insurance association R L Ion T Hooper Jr Iowa nado Insurance association Central Life Assurance society tha Christian Union Des Moines Millinery company Bell Rhine Implement company H F Adow 3 M Bead said he desired to move the election of J B Coffinberry a member of the exchange Mr berry was duly elected and was called for a speech This is a great prise to me said Mr Des Moines is fortunate in possessing an exchange such as you have here which In my judgment is more representative of its business In- than that of any city of I have any knowledge I have studied your community and want to become personally interested with you in Its It is just possible that I before you later In a matter upon which I am now ing and shall ask for your support I thank you for the many courtesies you have shown me Secretary Ward's Report Secretary Ward's report was inous and occupied considerable tima It proved interest to the exchange and Mr Ward was frequently given the J glad Ward reviewed the work of the exchange in detail and of- suggestions and recommendations as tooths needs of the exchange and city said in Factory Getting for this sort has long been needed Not to be as a bonus however The present directory indeed every board un- der which your secretary has had honor of serving have been as a unit factories There are things however which Des Moines can do and may do both legitimately and properly and which the Commercial Ex- change is in fact doing now to attract enterprises badly needed be- cause not yet represented here So in one two instances when absolutely Jy and under exceptional conditions board has pledged itself to pay part Mi the freight on machinery to the eity All such promises save one have been redeemed On this pledge we are short about It will take about to dis- charge this obligation Toward this we have about as reported Probably one-half of our members here tonight have already subscribed towards this was the amount suggested The board do not want to see tWs 5200 taken from the general fund as an age balance in our treasury is simply a decent sum It's business it's ble it's possibly enough income but certainly not too much Any member paying his dues would rather his money should cap a gracious pile than go into a hole Building It in the line of flats for instance round figures alone are able to express their multitude Through the courtesy of Postmaster Schooler who at the request of the ex- change instructed his carriers to make the count I am able to announce the exact number of 1901 built residences inside the forty-nine carrier limits of our city They number including flats exactly Fully one-half of the city's rural or sparsely settled territory Is not thus served Des needs at least more carriers In this domain it is estimated that enough more houses have been built to justify the claim that our in the year will aggregate a round homes With these figures in mind and every new house occupied it is no pipe dream to figure that Des Moines has gained in the year fully in population The acme of solid massive perpetuity attained in the company structure at the foot of Court avenue is the marvel of all observers The beauty and substantiality of the City National bank is the pride of the year Adjoining the same we view with the Kahler and Frankel improvements Then the Kratzer Carriage company ever and expanding has taken in and housed behind the Flint Brick company's No 1 builders a large slice of outdoors Fortunately for Des Moines the bells have a way of doing things which is a great factor in these same building operations The Schmitt Henry tory and Hawkeye Transfer company warehouse under construction below the tracks between Seventh and Eighth streets immense and important are of this parentage Off to the south still further up goes the extensive if not so pretentious ings of the newly organized Des Moines Clay Manufacturing company F C bell president D W cox dent This is an absolute en- to enthuse over On Sixth avenue near the mammoth Chamberlain laboratory is the new Dodd Struthers factory makers of lightning electricity X-rays and mysterious forces generally Just beyond that the new Benham Garment company's plant of which fore later on On the East Side near Sixth and cust is the new American laundry ing under construction by Teachout While this is going up ths old C C State bank building at East Fifth and Locust is going down The Phoenix of this destruction is now under contract and will be a modern up-to-date bank and office block This will cap the max on the East Side being the most pretentious and important structure in Its business district And there are buildings etc many others The new High school new Congregational church as largest elevator en- the new Chicago ern station more Hubbell buildings more business blocks Several of which are on Locust and more up on Eighth But I must leave something for your imagination This report though it may exhaust you does not pretend to be exhaustive The Army this proposition contemplates a large expenditure of the other fellow's money extending over a period of probably five from the start we ought for business reasons to ell unite in giving it a shove As you are aware ail conditions save one the extension of water mains have been guaranteed Ths Exchange committee Messrs Gilcrest Williams Kenyon find f Hubbell and the water committee of the 1 council collectively and individually are every day in effort to rise some plan that will protect the water works company from possible loss and yet at the same time be a fair and businesslike contract between the ment or city SF the case may be Chairman Watrous with characteristic energy baa worked daily for the last presence of that fine bunch of board of trade men from Chicago St Louis and Kansas City here in attendance upon the session of the G D N A has raised the tion A Board of Trade m Des Momes Russell Lockwood Harper McDougal McFarlin Shephard cart Wells Warren and I guess all the rest of the Cereal club men bellve that the grain trade of this great grain state centering here should under good management insure the success ot Elks Club House and K P Club catchy suggestions are still you might say ia the ts k stage One of them however the O aseum has been in an one ot the three kinds made here m Ues long enough to hatch will enthuse over it when you hear the the two club houses inasmuch aa they seem to be needed they will come It's the Des Moines way The structure is still in the air While it was known a year ago when the committee wae appointed that it wouldn't build itself it did not seem so verv difficult or so far off Agaf Packing better tory news and this is official could WOMAN'S WOUNDS FATAL WASHINGTON HAS A CASE OF MYSTERIOUS ASSAULT MM Dennis in Her Boom With Her Skull ud Her Wu Not the Motive Washington Dec Ada bert Dennis a fashionable dressmaker was found in an almost dying condition in her room at a a m today under that promise to rival the Bonine murder case Her skull was fractured jawbone broken and left ear almost severed from the head Her may enter the country and is de- signed to prevent misconstruction or evasion of the law After going over ten sections of the measure the com- adjourned without final action FEDERATION FORMED ot Good Will Cabled tu the Fope cud from o Cincinnati O Dec Federation of Catholic permanently established A p of the hrst day of its init no opposition to the a- -ion was manifested On the v jy e ance of x id of all present in W c tion surpassed all In his discourse in C at Peter's cathedral Dr 1 rector ot St Patrick's cathedral w MEASURE IS FORMULATED FORESTRY LAW TO BE ASKED FROM LEGISLATURE Outlined by the Park For- estry iu of More FomU Definite steps in the direction of curing forestry legislation In Iowa were taken last night at the meeting at the state house of the Iowa Park and For- estry association The association was organized about one month ago at the Iowa State college At that time a legislative named and this committee made Us report last tory news an sibly be promulgated than the fact that the Agars contemplate increasing their min ear By July THE SAME GOLD BRICK a Y 1 I output the coming year By July J hope to be cutting up hogs per day Gentlemen of the exchange the Plainest pleasantest duty we can possibly under- take to perform for our city and at the same time the most beneficial thing we can do for ourselves is to encourage our market men to keep in stock all the time the Des Moines product Not only meats but everything else having merit made here Our chants are willing They will keep them fast enough The Benham Garment industry was launched in Cedar Rapids three years ago by Fred H Benham Mr Benham had previous to this been instrumental in building up a large ness for an eastern concern in Iowa and adjacent states During this time he be- came convinced that a factory located among the western trade would if well conducted attract considerable tion and a majority of the he had hitherto sold to would snow an appreciation of the effort ana their loyalty to an Iowa tion In talking with a iarge ber of western merchants it became dent that a preference would also be shown to a concern having superior ping facilities The first season's ness of the Benham Garment company demonstrated all this to be it also proved that concerns which had ly bought all their wrappers for each son at one time thereby taking chances on accumulating a stock of styles and inferior patterns could do a much larger business by ordering cording to the demand and ordering often It has also been shown that facilities for delivering goods in from twenty-four to forty-eight hours and with salesmen ing every sixty days that the actual sales to a great many of their customers have doubled The factory will be located at the corner of Sixth avenue and Center street in the two-story building especially erected by Mr J H Phillips for this in- dustry The plant will be equipped with every facility for turning out the greatest amount of work at the least expense Mr Benham is very careful to employ help of a high class and character so that a position with this concern in Cedar Rapids is almost a certificate of among girl help Mr Benham says he believes in paying girls so they can afford to be honest and sincere in their work and insists on their having good environment and encouragement during working hours It is estimated that about twenty ple aside from the employes who will move here with the factory will be added to the population of the city and that other operatives will be from this city State Commercial is meant is a sort of a state factory reau What is good for the nation is good for Iowa President Roosevelt has thai such office be created The census shows that Iowa is not gaining industries as rapidly as ad- joining states Iowa ought to thing to promote her industries Every thing is done for the farmer and nothing for the manufacturer Why is this thing thus and what is the reason of this The first duty of the new should be to locate the cause and then apply the remedy National Starch burning of our big starch works the pride of all Iowa throwing fully 225 people out of employment affords the biggest kind of negative proof of the value of our tories The National Starch works people and Manager Jones have our best wishes All Des Moines deplores this great dis- aster and earnestly desires to learn at the earliest possible moment that the plant is to be rebuilt bigger and better than ever Insurance Foster says that Des Moines the Hartford of the should read Harfford the Des Moines of the as now have a score more home companies than has Hartford though aggregating less tal Mr Foster's proposed transposition of this famous sentence must soon be by fact to the census though we know it and claimed it before Iowa is first in all the western states in her interests Iowa has more newspapers more offices more publishing houses in proportion to tion than any other state setts the great printing center actually has a per capita less than one-half as many Des still leads and always will We have men in the newspaper printing and publishing business here ia Iowa who could run the United States and not sweat v Fire Engine Moines should buy a first-class fire engine a id it should be purchased as quickly ai and means can be provided Our factories out beyond the water mains must be better protected or the first thing we know great blocks of insurance will be canceled A good fire engine out at the Starch works night would have made it ble for our department to have saved at least of property There were many cisterns filled with water but no way of applying it Ask Fire Chief nett Ask Mr Lantz and other agencies interested in this particular fire Our Charities people are really generously inclined and our two for the Aged Children's of ment house Business Women's home Y M C A and Y W C A have all im- proved their conditions It is to be that ways and means may be devised to aid Mercy hospital in its struggle to get rid of certain debts and also the Iowa Methodist hospital additions so much needed Om it is all over the bills all paid and the shortage all up easy to criticise a carnival of this kind Parades will undoubtedly be made a feature of the future Om Sed Could these wind up with a monster entertainment in the new coliseum it would be a star attraction for a fact Interurban Moines wants them Fortunately we are getting them and they will pay for in they greatly stimulate travel Apparently tric interurban lines in the east have not cut into the business of the steam roads They occupy a field of their own Farmers use them largely Other Iowa Falls worth's sure thirty-five miles ed this year The Des Moines Northern Iowa very much alive We hope for it and may in reason expect It Election of Officers With the exception of the directory the officers were elected by acclamation In order to expedite matters President Greene appointed the following as John Miller Henry Griffith Harry er H Ankeny C E Campbell and B S Walker For president D Finch nominated Samuel Green J M Reed nominated D B Lyons for first vice president and in each instance the secretary was to cast the vote of the exchange For second vice president M T Russell W W Witmer B S Walker M Farlin and C S Worth were placed In nomination each declined owing to the fact that they could not devote the time to the work that would be re- quired W L Whito was then placed in nomination by Dr and the vote was cast by the secretary For H E Teachout nominated Tacitus sey for whom the treasurer was also instructed to cast the vote For the board of directors the printed ballots showed the following D S Chamberlain H J Clark F R Conaway I C L Gilcrest Continued on Page 2 left arm bore bruises indicating a struggle and her clothing and bedding were covered with blood She was re- moved to the hospital and a large force of detectives were put on the case The name of her assailant is unknown The general belief te that Mrs nis was attacked while asleep in her back room on the first floor and that the first blow in all probability was administered with the piano stool which smeared with blood unconscious The nary Investigation by the police failed to Indicate that there was any gle Mrs Dennis in a conscious ment while being carried to the pital said that Some one had hurt her but when pressed for details ly never mind Robbery apparently was not the motive for the crime for on the table at the foot of the bed was a small box containing a pocketbook well filled with greenbacks and coin There was a bloody im- print of a hand on the piano lid in the parlor and a window in that room was open It ie supposed the assailant escaped through this window When found Mrs Dennis was clad in her night garments and was in bed under the cover She was partly conscious although she has been unconscious most of the time since The tives are satisfied that several blowa of the piano stool must have been wielded with considerable force and that there was no outcry at least audible Her groans however were heard by a woman on the third floor and in the adjoining house About the Policeman Livingston and a watchman who were two blocks away heard what they believed to be a woman's scream Mrs Dennis is about 47 years old and is one of the beet known women in business here She Is the widow of Walter Dennis an actor An operation was performed on Mrs Dennis at the hospital this afternoon Very little hope is for her re- covery SUCCEEDED IK KILLING SELF John to Kill Bin Wife and Children Calumet Mich Dec Jn a flt of despondency over his inability to find work John Kinonen at 2 a m day cut his wife's throat and the throat of a son 16 years of age slashed a younger son less then committed suicide by own throat Mrs Kinonen and her sons were asleep when the attack was made Kinonen is dead but the while in a serious condition are not fatally wounded Mexicans Plea for Statehood Washington Dec annual re- port of Governor Otero of New Mexico renews the plea for statehood and sayb the federal census returns for 1900 do the territory a great injustice He says the population of the territory based on careful estimates should be at this time 313.191 Including Indians He likewise takes exception to the census statistics for mining stock raising agriculture horticulture timber coal and iron industries and attributes the alleged discrepancy in the figures to inadaptability of the present system to the sparsely settled mountain sections of the country Chinese Washington Dec special committee of Pacific coast senators and members who are framing a Chinese exclusion law had a meeting today and considered a framed by the bureau of immigration The measure provides strict exclusion defining specifically each excepted class of Chinese which sounded keynote In favor of the federation He was followed by Arch- bishop Elder In a most vigorous address Archbishop Elder discussed the need of unity of action aa well as of purpose and predicted great results in the future by the union of Catholic organizations Prof Anthony Matre president of the Cincinnati federation Governor Mayor Fleishmann T B dent of the Ohio federation President Fries Vice President Fitzgerald and others were all most enthusiastic in their speeches at the opening of the tion In the auditorium predicting good results for tha society and the try the address of Governor Nash being repeatedly cheered he referred to the good work of the church for law and der and for the suppression of anarchy Addresses were also made by Bishop Maes of Covington Ky Bishop man of Cleveland Bishop McFaul of Trenton N J and Bishop Messmer of Green Bay Wis Committees on resolutions and sition of a were appointed Several drafts at tion were presented to the convention and all were referred to the committee which is considering them tonight There were two motions made and ried with great enthusiasm just before adjournment tonight One directed the secretary to cable expressions of good will to the pope and request his blessing for the federation and the other was for a telegram to President Roosevelt ing him the most loyal support or tian citizens The convention at 6 o'clock adjourned until 9 o'clock tomorrow ing While the objects of the federation were outlined in many today the laity who are for the moat part the promoters ot the new organization re- gard the address of President of the Ohio federation as their official statement of the purposes of the can Federation of Catholic societies Mr Minahan said in There is some misunderstanding of the movement now crystalized into this national convention There are those who assume that your presence here has some sort of political significance There are even those foolish enough to ine you intend forming a Catholic party How preposterous all such arrant and malicious nonsense If a reply more complete than the open sessions the actual deliberations of this convention if an answer more em- phatic can be given we must earnestly say to both timid friends and misguided enemies that neither the fears of the one nor the hopes of the other will ever be realized We have absolutely nothing to do with politics good bad or ent Neither shall politicians or any suasion ever share in these counsels The genius and spirit of the times is unity for action We are persuaded that larger that greater good along social educational fraternal and moral lines urgently invite to unity of action among the separate societies we sent Call this gathering a a league a union or what you real meaning is the strength of united purpose and endeavor its single object that we may do better for God our country ana truth I cannot think of any better or more condensed expression the aim and purpose of your movement than the guage of one of our most distinguished We love liberty we love knowledge we love truth wo love opportunity and forgetting nationality forgetting separate specific alms forgetting all save God's image in every human being we would uplift men by uplifting humanity This Is the keynote of the beneficent and beautiful union you seek to build up to perfect and that it may assist In the work of all other zens in shedding a brighter and holier light upon the stars on the flag He utterly absolutely mistakes who would construe this uniting of our ties to mean the stirring up of strife or the antagonizing of other citizens who differ from us in Thp work we contemplate knows no other motto than So far from antagonizing any class of our fellow citizen's we cannot better ex- press our own sentiments than by ing and the historic ance of Abraham We are not enemies but friends We not be enemies Though maj at times have strained it must not break natural bonds of affection that should bind all Americans together night presenting a for an act to encourage the planting and care of fruit and forest trees in by viding for exemption from taves of fruit and forest reservations The committee consists of Professor B Shimek of Iowa City Elmer Reeves of Waverly and C A Hosier of Des Moines Its report was not acted on last night owing to the lateness of the hour but It will be taken up this ing at a meeting of the association In the horticultural rooms of capitol building This morning will begin at The opening section of the vides That upon any tract ot land in the state of Iowa the owner or may select a permanent forest tion not less than two acres in area or fruit tree reservation of not less than one acre In area or both and that upon compliance with the visions of this act such owner or ers shall be entitled to the benefits hereinafter set forth Other provisions of the are as Sec 2 A forest reservation shall con- tain not less than one hundred and sixty growing forest trees on each acre If tho area selected Is an original forest con- the required number of growing trees it shall be accepted as a forest reservation under the provisions of this act If the area is an original forest containing less than one hundred and sixty forest trees to the acre or an artificial grove the owner or owners thereof shall have planted cultivated and cared for the number of forest trees essary to bring the total number of growing trees to not less thim one dred and sixty on each acre during a period of not less than two years before it can be accepted as a forest reservation within the meaning of this aot Sec 3 Not more than of the total number of trees in any forest be removed in any one year excepting In case the trees die naturally Sections 5 6 7 and 8 provide what trees shall be considered forest and fruit trees and how they shall be ed Additional sections are as Sec horses mules sheep goats and hogs shall not bo permitted to pasture upon a fruit reservation nor upon a until the trees thereon shall have reached a diameter of not less than four Inches Sec tree reservations fulfilling the conditions of this act shall be assessed on a taxable valuation of per acre If the owner or owners of a forest tion permit its use as a pasture after the trees have reached an average diameter of four inches It shall be assessed at one-half its full taxable value but in no such case shall the assessor assess such property at an increased valuation be- cause of the presence thereon of such forest trees Sec the owner or owners of a fruit or forest reservation violate any provision of this act within tho two years preceding the making of an assessment the sessor shall not list thp tract upon which such occurred as tion for the ensuing year provided that at the time of each of property the owner or of such shall have the right to the claim to the benefits of this act by giving notice to the assessor who then the tract for taxation at Its full taxable value Sections 12 and 13 make it the duty of the county auditor in every county to keep a record of nil fruit and forest reservations and the duty of the sensor to secure the facts as to these reservations by taking sworn ments from owners Section 14 of the hag not beer drawn It set forth what officer Is to have the enforcement of the law In charge By some a state forester is suggested and bv others it is the matter should be placed in the hands of the auditor of state giving him power to appoint to alter the enforcement of tho law Meeting Ii The meeting of the Iowa Park It was well attended and there was much enthusiasm Prof T H of Iowa City presided He said in the mooting that the time was for action In the work of the association He read a telegram from the president ot the American Park and Outdoor ing the new Iowa organization to C A Mosier of this city read a paper on The Objects and Aims of Our ciety He went In detail into of the organization which Include the establishment of parka and the beautifying of cities the proper of remaining timber tho tion of one or more parks In tlu vicinity of Kikes or streams and tional forest reserves Professor N K Hanson of South kota gave a talk on the parks of Eu- rope He said in the place It was the European policy to take advantage ot natural features Again cure was exercised In the of seed in Russia There was a wide In the hardiness of trees and a minute division of species was required All these things Professor Hanson thought should be given attention in this country Another thins to look out for as is clone in Is tho amusement of the people and the dren The scientific marking of trees together with designating them by tha common names and giving their habits was The enforcement of the civil service system In the parks In Europe was also referred to as n wise measure Intel est said the speaker by teaching culture In the public schools The of fine statuary In the European parks was referred to as greatly heightening their advantages Hanson pointed out that In Germany the schoolmasters were instructed In ami urged that In this try It would be wise to begin with the teachers Prof L H Tammel ot the association emphasized the to be derived from in the Mr Mosier commended it Professor Pamel with the aid of the stereopticon presented to the ence views of wooded portions of tho state and scenes In Utah mountains He showed from these possibilities In Iowa for reforestation and the need of It in the west as shown by the vast tracts of devastated once covered with trees M J president of tho cultural society of the hundreds of acres of tree lands devastated by sheep nnd cattle and other slock ravages oC the goats in line strongly deprecated W of Harlan also spoke of the serious ravages of goats and action against them S B of Dca Moines thought state ought to plant trees in the dry lake beds He urged the planting of trees on tho fair grounds iina thought It ought to be an offense by a fine to destroy the of a song bird It Elmer Reeves Waverly spoke on Timber Plantation After Thirty Tears He up n lively sion as he contended that hla rience with a tract of twelve acres of trees set out thirty HKO ed it was unprofitable for the ual to plant trees At the same he advocated tree planting for the sake of posterity and furthermore he ad- the plan of the state ing timber plantations Professor sold It was hla view the waste trade should be ed in trees Mr Mosier held that hnd It not been for the wanton stripping of government lands of timber Mr Reeves would have realized a higher sum from his own trees and it would have been profitable Hon William H Barnea of Topeka Kan secretary of the Kansas State Horticultural society also spoke on this subject He urged exemption from ation of forest reservations for a tain period COLLINS ELECTED MAYOR SWEEPING DEMOCRATIC VICTORY IN BOSTON YESTERDAY Collins the n Candidate for Mayor While tho Vote Only Boston Dec crats overwhelmed the republicans In Hie city election today Gen Patrick A Collins being elected over Mayor Thomas N Hart by the largest ity in a quarter of a century Tho democrats likewise obtained control oC both branches of the city government elected their street commissioner D and practically their candidates for tha school com- mission As usual the eity voted strongly in favor of license Tho result of the canvass fully us much a surprise to the democrats as to their opponents The most democrat prophet lust night only yet this plurality vuw nearly tripled Two years ago Mayor Hurt General Collins by votes polling something over 40.000 votes Th's year the total republican vote for major was a over the smallest given candidate for mayor since a registration utmost 00 per cent larger then Yet Collins received over 52.000 votes the largest In tho history oC the oily and out of The republican lenders were to bin me the wenther tonight but thin does nut account ifor the tremendous twins made by the In lican wards there la the clow and in South two prominent re- publican were ou suspicion ft having obtained however wiis tho only feature of the day PLAN Carroll D Wright of of Washington Dec Carroll D Wright commissioner of the United States department labor today made the following statement as to Mr of a tional university at The general discussion which bus been carried on the last years In relation to the of a national university In Washington has culminated In o plan and by Mr Andrew Carnegie For a number of years the university idea held sway but about two years ago the matter was taken up by the Washington Academy of Science and this body In co-operation with the ton Memorial association formulated a definite plan which radically from the university plan contemplated In the earlier years This resulted last spring as was then published in the organization of the Washington institution The plan was in brief an A private tion Independent of government or control A To the use of the and other resources of government for research B To co-operate with universities col- leges and Individuals in securing to erly Qualified persons of for advanced study and research Dr Daniel C ultimately dent of the Johns university was elected director of the Institution When Mr Carnegie came to consider tho question of endowing n uni- versity at Washington he Investigated the whole subject with Mt usual and found that an Institution devoted to research and the training of capable persons was more In accord with his conceptions than the establishment of a university that would he a of the already existing universities of tho country How far ho was led to this conclusion by the work that hafl done by organization in Washington is unknown but his action indicates that he had faith in the general plan had been developed and crystallized in that city It is probable that tho Washington Institution will suspend Its tion for It is understood that Mr plan not only embraces all the proposed activities of the institution but goes far beyond these The proposed gift of by Mr Andrew Carnegie for educational purposes was discussed at today's meeting of the cabinet It was stated the meeting that the president had received a communication from Mr on the subject of the atlon of a fund for the extension of higher education It fluid that his proposition not of university buildings In Washington but rather the placing of a fund In fhe hands of government trustees from which expenses of de- serving students may be paid in the line of original Investigation at home or abroad The proposition It under- stood has not reached a concise form in funeral terms and except 1 to the amount The president will confer with members of congress In regard to the proposed gift before making its terms public COLLINS AN OVATION HH n Ht Boston Dec Huston met at tho this evening In celebration uf Itn by four men of national reputation who spirited ad- dressee political lines Postmaster General Smith on Hon gaio the Japanese r spoke on the subject of A on the ship and Hon Henry PL Kentucky OR Kentucky anil were tho principal hut at thu tables were men of stale Hon F A Tolling mayor-elect of and anil K Taylor of Ivy During evening General nn Im- and received many telegrams of Lieut Clov John Li lintes speaker Governor lie extended the welcome to tin Postmaster General Smith followed He said that not In- volve entrance upon a would disturbing anil unfortunate It only requires un In- of the policy the adoption erf legislation by some provisions The nation that discriminates us he said and gives no the maximum that nation meets iig as liberally as any should have the minimum the dent might be Invested with the to a reduction of sion of duties within the limits and on preset Ibed conditions Let congress define the rales the and then within thosp restrict ions lei the president ag the executive have power to deal with tho changing of or with the sudden of friendly or un- friendly nations With our de- velopment we cannot he indifferent to these considerations Mr Smith also advocated the building of the American merchant marine Hon was the next speaker and he received u American welcome of which he ed his appreciation Col Henry of Kentucky followed and was greeted with cheers Senator the Insl speaker Senator Honna entirely to the question of ship sub- sidy and i he latest for that pose which has been presented Hi Ho referred to the fact that tho American nation Is today lit the agricultural and Industrial neen of the world but Is at I he very lowest In to Us merchant rine lie referred first to the growth of the marine on the lakes and said that this had been first by our natural ad- vantages find second by the protection by the United ment CANAL HILL Outline of Prepared tor Morgan Washington Dec gan today Introduced a providing for the construction for tho Nicaragua ranal The provided an of of which ia made immediately and of which eum such amounts as are necessary to bo appropriated by congress from time to time Tha con- trol of the and of tho canal belt is vested In a board of eight citizens the United States In addition to the secretary of war who la to be dent These members of the board aro to he paid a of a year each and they are to be chosen regardless of political affiliations There is a vision authorizing the establishment of a regiment from the regular army on the canal belt to guard It properly and courts also are authorized to the powers granted by the of Nicaragua and Costa Rica There is also making three divisions of the canal during the con- struction and there is to be a chief en- gineer and two assistants on each di- vision the chief to receive a of and the assistants Unite on Washington Dec a ence of the senators and tives Interested in legislation for the irrigation of arid lands it was de- termined to make the Newlands the basis of action and this measure is now being perfected for united support It provides that the proceeds of the sales of public Forestry association was held in thj lands shall be set as y fund for rooms of the department arid lands and irrigation of tho London Dec Kitchener in a dispatch from dated Monday reports that the result of tho week's work is killed made rendered and quantities of supplies cap- tured By advancing the line of block In tho eastern part of the Transvaal Lord N now able for tho first time to carry out systematic and operations in the vicinity Ermelo Bethal and Columns have cleared the dis- of Orange colony and ara now operating northward of the line The Boers ore still in force In the west of Cape Colony They aro there commanded by Maritz who re- cently attacked Tha were driven off and was severely wounded WEATHER FORECAST Washington Dec ami colder and northerly
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