Des Moines Daily Leader, December 11, 1901

Des Moines Daily Leader

December 11, 1901

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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. EleeUd and MiTCd from Nunber of Commit- tees at the Annual Held Green. -Sfirst vice B. Lyons. Second vice White. Hussey. S. Chamberlain, H. J. Clark, 'F. R. Conawiy, C. U Gilcrest, F. M. Hubbell, H. H. i-intz. E. H. McVey, J. W. Hill, C. W. Memug, M, T. Russell, 3F. 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 iloines during this The annual meeting of the Commer- 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- sidered; twenty-six new members added to the exchange, seventeen of whom were soured through the ef- forts of D. B. Lyons, and Secretary Ward presented his annual report. Following- the supper Secretary Ward announced the following candidates for membership, all of whom were elected. Pugh Fuller, E. Palmer, Sam Weinstoek, F. C. Youngerman, William Montgomery, J C. Mardls, Ed Hamlm, James Maine, N1. M. Stark, J. P- Greeiey, O. H. Robinson, H. H. Griffith, J. H. Klllmar, H C. Nutter, Capital City Telegraph institute, J. S. Gilcrest, Ed- win Proctor, Town Mutual Dwelling House Insurance association, R. L. Til- Ion, T. N-. Hooper, Jr., Iowa Mututal Tor- nado Insurance association, Central Life Assurance society, tha Christian Union, Des Moines Millinery company, Bell Rhine Implement company, H. F. Mc- Adow. 3. M. Bead said he desired to move the election of J. B. Coffinberry as- a member of the exchange. Mr. Coffin- berry was duly elected and was called for a speech. "This is a great sur- prise to me, said Mr. Cof- finberry. "Des Moines is fortunate in possessing an exchange such as you have here, which, In my judgment, is more representative of its business In- terests than that of any city of whicn I have any knowledge. I have studied your community and want" to become personally interested with you in pro- moting Its .Jvstfare. It is just possible that I before you later In a matter upon which I am now work- 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 volum- inous and occupied considerable tima. It proved interest to the exchange, and Mr. Ward was frequently given the J glad Mr.- Ward reviewed the "work of the exchange in detail and of- fered suggestions and recommendations as tooths needs of the exchange and city. said, in part: Factory Getting for this sort of'work has long been needed. Not to' be 6sed as a bonus, however. The present directory, indeed every board un- der which your secretary has had tb6 honor of serving, have been as a unit against- bujing 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 Sesirable enterprises badly needed be- cause not yet represented here. So in one two instances when absolutely. neces- Jy, and under exceptional conditions, board has pledged itself to pay part Mi the freight -bill 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 ?SOO, 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 aver- age balance in our treasury is simply a decent sum. It's business, it's respecta- ble, it's possibly enough (income consid- 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 S27. Fully one-half of the city's rural or sparsely settled territory Is not thus served. (Des Moines- needs at least more carriers.) In this domain it is estimated that enough more houses have been built to justify the claim that our sa'n 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 Warfield-Pratt-Howell company structure at the foot of Court avenue is the marvel of all observers. The beauty and substantiality of the seven-story City National bank is the pride of the year. Adjoining the same we view with satisfaetion the Kahler and Frankel improvements. Then the Kratzer Carriage company, ever growing- 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 Hub- bells have a way of doing things which is a great factor in these same building operations. The Schmitt Henry fac- 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, build- ings of the newly organized Des Moines Clay Manufacturing company, F. C. Hub- bell, president; D. "W. cox, superinten- dent. This is an absolute en- terprise 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 Lo- cust is the new American laundry build- ing, under construction by Representa- tive-elect 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 cli- 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- larged, the new Chicago Northwest- 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 years1 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. 'vVatrous, Gilcrest, Williams, Kenyon find f Hubbell and the water committee of the 1 council, collectively and individually, are ''-trorking every day in, effort to tie- 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 govern- 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 ques- tion, "A "Board of Trade m Des Momes; Mtessrs Russell, Lockwood, Harper, McDougal, McFarlin, Shephard. Cath- cart Wells, Warren, and I guess all the rest of the Cereal club men bellve that the grain trade of this great grain state -naturally centering here should, under good management, insure the success ot SUTheVoliseum', 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 incubator- one ot the three kinds made here m Ues Moinea-about long enough to hatch. Ttou will enthuse over it when you hear the StAs'for 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 fac- tory news, and this is official, could pos- WOMAN'S WOUNDS FATAL WASHINGTON HAS A CASE OF MYSTERIOUS ASSAULT. MM. Dennis. Fuhlonnble Fonnd in Her Boom With Her Skull Cruthad ud Her Jawbane Wu Not the Motive. Washington, Dec. Ada Gil- bert Dennis, a fashionable dressmaker, was found in an almost dying condition in her room at a a. m. today under cir- cumstances 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- mittee adjourned without final action. IEW CiTHOLiG FEDERATION FORMED Kxpreuion ot Good Will Cabled tu the Fope cud Suppsrt from." o" Cincinnati, O., Dec. Federation of Catholic soei er unconscious. The prelimi- nary Investigation by the police failed to Indicate that there was any strug- gle. Mrs. Dennis, in a conscious mo- ment, while being carried to the hos- pital, said that Some one had "hurt" her, but when pressed for details mere- ly responded: "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 detec- 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 held.out for her re- covery. SUCCEEDED IK KILLING SELF. John Klnonen, Howaver, Fnllod 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. to- 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 cutting'his own throat. Mrs. Kinonen and her sons were asleep when the attack was made. Kinonen is dead, but the otheiis, 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 Exclotlon Bill. Washington, Dec. special committee of Pacific coast senators and members who are framing a Chinese exclusion law had a meeting today and considered a bill framed by the bureau of immigration. The measure provides strict exclusion, defining specifically each excepted class of Chinese which quently sounded thfe 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 Na-sh, Mayor Fleishmann, T. B. Mlnahan, presi- dent of the Ohio federation; President Fries, Vice President Fitzgerald and others were all most enthusiastic in their speeches at the opening of the conven- tion In the auditorium, predicting good results for tha society and the coun- try, the address of Governor Nash being repeatedly cheered he referred to the good work of the church for law and or- der and for the suppression of anarchy. Addresses were also made by Bishop Maes of Covington, Ky.; Bishop Horst- man of Cleveland, Bishop McFaul of Trenton, N. J., and Bishop Messmer of Green Bay, Wis. Committees on resolutions and propo- sition of a were appointed. Several drafts at constitu- tion were presented .to the convention and all were referred to the committee, which is considering them tonight. There were two motions made and car- 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, pledg- ing him the most loyal support or Chris- tian citizens. The convention at 6 o'clock adjourned until 9 o'clock tomorrow morn- ing. While the objects of the federation were outlined in many aauresses today, the laity, who are for the moat part the promoters ot the new organization, re- gard the address of President Mlnahan of the Ohio federation as their official statement of the purposes of the Ameri- can Federation of Catholic societies. Mr. Minahan said in part: "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 Imag- ine you intend forming a Catholic party. How preposterous all such arrant and malicious nonsense is! "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 indiffer- ent. Neither shall politicians or any per- suasion ever share in these counsels. "The genius and spirit of the times is unity for action. We are persuaded that larger usefu'ness, that greater good along social, educational, fraternal and moral lines urgently invite to unity of action among the separate societies we rspre- sent. "Call this gathering a fedeiatii.n, 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 lan- guage of one of our most distinguished leaders: '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 pcipftuate. that it may assist In the work of all other citi- 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 socie- ties to mean the stirring up of strife or the antagonizing of other citizens who differ from us in crpori. 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 quot- ing and paranhraslng the historic utter- ance of Abraham 'We are not enemies, but friends. We rnust not be enemies.' Though ptelurlice maj at times have strained, it must not break natural bonds, of affection that should bind all Americans together." night, presenting a bill for an act to encourage the planting and care of fruit and forest trees in loxva by pro- 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 morn- ing at a meeting of the association In the horticultural rooms of thft capitol building. This morning will begin at The opening section of the bill pro- vides "That upon any tract ot land in the state of Iowa the owner or owness may select a permanent forest reserva- tion, not less than two acres in continu- ous area, or fruit tree reservation of not less than one acre In area, or both, and that upon compliance with the pro- visions of this act such owner or own- ers shall be entitled to the benefits hereinafter set forth." Other provisions of the bill are as fol- lows: 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- taining the required number of growing trees, it shall be accepted as a forest reservation under the provisions of this act. If the area Helected 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 nec- essary to bring the total number of growing trees to not less thim one hun- 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 one-fifth of the total number of trees in any forest res- ervation 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 plant- ed. Additional sections are as follows: Sec. horses, mules, sheep, goats and hogs shall not bo permitted to pasture upon a fruit reservation, nor upon a forest-reservation 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 reserva- 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 as- sessor shall not list thp tract upon which such %'iolatlon occurred as tion for the ensuing year; provided, that at the time of each annunl assessmpnt of property, the owner or ownprs of such res- ervation shall have the right to relin- quish the claim to the benefits of this act by giving notice to the assessor, who sha'1 "then pnter 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 us- sensor to secure the facts as to these reservations by taking sworn state- ments from owners. Section 14 of the bill 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 believe'l the matter should be placed in the hands of the auditor of state, giving him power to appoint duputies to IOOK alter the enforcement of tho law. Meeting; Ii The meeting of the Iowa Park an! It was well attended and there was much enthusiasm. Prof. T. H. MeBrtds of Iowa City presided. He said, in opening: the mooting that the time was opportune- for action In the work of the association. He read a telegram from the president ot the American Park and Outdoor welcom- ing the new Iowa organization to mem- bership. C. A. Mosier of this city read a paper on "The Objects and Aims of Our So- ciety." He went In detail into the'ob- jects of the organization, which Include the establishment of parka and the beautifying of cities, the proper utili- zation of remaining timber, tho crea- tion of one or more state- parks In tlu vicinity of Kikes or streams, and addi- tional forest reserves. Professor N. K. Hanson of South Da- kota gave a talk on the parks of Eu- rope. He said in the llrst place It was the European policy to take advantage ot natural features. Again, cure was exercised In the chokv of seed, espe- cially in Russia. There was a wide var- iation 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 Kuropo, Is tho amusement of the people and the chil- dren. The scientific marking of trees, together with designating them by tha common names and giving their habits, was commciuU'd. The enforcement of the civil service system In the parks In Europe was also referred to as n wise measure. Intel est ndded, said the speaker, by teaching horti- culture In the public schools. The uai- of fine statuary In the European parks was referred to as greatly heightening their advantages. YProt'essoi' Hanson pointed out that In Germany the schoolmasters were instructed In hor- ticulture ami urged that In this coun- try It would be wise to begin with the teachers. Prof. L. H. Tammel. aeenMnvy ot the association, emphasized the IvneflU to be derived from atntuury in the pmhs. Mr. Mosier commended it wnrmly. Professor. Pamel, with the aid of the stereopticon, presented to the au.ll ence views of wooded portions of tho state and scenes In Utah mountains. He showed from these' the- possibilities In Iowa for reforestation and ttopicte-1 the need of It in the west as shown by the vast tracts of devastated esio'in once covered with trees. M. J. Wratrg, president of tho Horti- cultural society, of the hundreds of acres of tree lands devastated by sheep nnd cattle and other slock. Tho- ravages oC the goats in thlfl line strongly deprecated. W. Romberirer of Harlan also spoke of the serious ravages of goats, and ailvlcrctl action against them. S. B. Kefl'er of Dca Moines thought the- 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 pun- ishable by a fine to destroy the fgrss of a song bird. Klniln It Unprafltnbln. Elmer Reeves of: Waverly spoke on "Timber Plantation After Thirty Tears." He stlrrRd up n lively discus- sion, as he contended that hla expe- rience with a tract of twelve acres of trees, set out thirty yeanj HKO, show- ed it was unprofitable for the Individ- ual to plant trees. At the same he advocated tree planting for the sake of posterity, and, furthermore, he ad- vocated the plan of the state provid- ing timber plantations. Professor Pamtnel sold It was hla view the waste trade should 'be plant- 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 tax- ation of forest reservations for a cer- tain period. COLLINS ELECTED MAYOR SWEEPING DEMOCRATIC VICTORY IN BOSTON YESTERDAY. Collins Votei, the Lar- Kver Olvcu n Candidate for Mayor, While tho Itepubllcun Vote Only Boston, Dec. demo- crats overwhelmed the republicans In Hie city election today, Gen. Patrick A. Collins being elected over Mayor Thomas N. Hart by the largest plural- ity in a quarter of a century. Tho democrats likewise obtained control oC both branches of the city government, elected their street commissioner, Snlem D. Oharlea. and .practically their candidates for tha school com- mission. As usual, the eity voted strongly in favor of license. Tho result of the canvass wns fully us much a surprise to the democrats as to their opponents. The most sanaulne democrat prophet lust night oltilmetl only yet this plurality vuw nearly tripled. Two years ago Mayor Hurt ileiented General Collins by 2.2S1 votes', polling something over 40.000 votes. Th's year the total republican vote for major was a trllle over the smallest given p.irty candidate for mayor since desplto a registration utmost 00 per cent 'larger thsm then. Yet Oeneial Collins received over 52.000 votes, the largest In tho history oC the oily, and oarrletl rlRhtoeii out of The republican lenders were Inclhwil to bin me the wenther tonight, but thin does nut account ifor the tremendous twins made by the clemoeratrt In repub- lican wards. Ntilimilly, there ifieflt exc'Ui'ini'nt la the clow and in South two prominent re- publican were siiivsseil ou suspicion ft having obtained icpentei'.s, Thhs, however, wiis tho only iinfoi- lunnte feature of the day CAHNKOIK'.S PLAN KXl'LAINKO. Carroll D. Wright of ICnilownipnt of JSatlonnl I'lilviTHlly. Washington, Dec. Carroll D. Wright, commissioner of the United States department labor, today made the following statement as to Mr. Carnagie'a endownment of a na- tional university at Washington: "The general discussion which bus been carried on durlnpr the last twen- ty-five years In relation to the estab- lishment of a national university In Washington has culminated In o inag'- nlflcient plan and endownmenl 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 Georgij Washing- ton Memorial association, formulated a definite plan, which cliffored radically from the university plan contemplated In the earlier years. This resulted last spring, as was then published, in the organization of the Washington Me- morial institution. The plan was, in brief, an follows: A private founda- tion Independent of government mipport or control. (A) To fticllltate the use of the pclentiflc and other resources of government for research. (B) To co-operate with universities, col- leges and Individuals in securing to prop- erly Qualified persons of opportunities- for advanced study and research. Dr. Daniel C. Gllmun, ultimately prehl- dent of the Johns llopklni university, was elected director of the Institution. When Mr. Carnegie came to consider tho question of endowing n. nnUomil uni- versity at Washington, he Investigated the whole subject with Mt usual thor- oughness, 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 rivnl 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 thnt had been developed and crystallized in that city. It is probable that tho Washington Me- morial Institution will suspend Its opera- tion, for It is understood that Mr. Car- negie's 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 nfter the meeting that the president had received a communication from Mr. Carnesie on the subject of the crp- atlon of a fund for the extension of higher education. It fluid that his proposition not involve- th? estab- lishment 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 r-xcent 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 G1VICN AN OVATION. HH Yt'ua n Ht thtt ItnAtliu MorrttMIl AHuoctfttltm Itanquot. Boston, Dec. Huston AlerehaiUsi' nssoclallou met at tho Vemlome this evening In celebration uf Itn twenty-llfUl nnnlvei'Miry. aiul entertlned by four men of national reputation who miule spirited ad- dressee, chlelly political lines. Postmaster General rhnrk'ia Kiiiory Smith gfiolce on leelproclly, Hon. Ivn- gaio Tiiltaliirii, the Japanese nilnlbti r, spoke on the subject, of "roiiiiuoivlnl sSi-'mtor Mar-pus A. on the ship bill and Hon, Henry Watteu-on PL' Kentucky OR "Kentucky anil Thivi> were tho principal KiiostM, hut at thu tables were mnny men of stale prumi- riencc, inclmlliiK Hon. F. A. Tolling, mayor-elect of Rus-lon; ConMruKpineu t'onroy and Naphene anil IVIailon K. Taylor of boiitevlllp, Ivy. During Uu.- evening General Oollti.H hclil nn Im- promptu recepllon and received many telegrams of conKi'atnlatlona. Lieut. Clov. John Li. lintes, tht> nivl1 speaker, reprcBenloil Governor t'r.nii-, lie extended the welcome JVlust.i- chufictts to tin.' Kiieylii. Postmaster General Smith followed. He said that roelproelty UOOH not In- volve entrance upon a Koueral ttirlir revlhlon would disturbing anil unfortunate. It. only requires' un. In- telligent neceptani'o of the policy iind the adoption erf existInp legislation by some EPiiprnl provisions. The nation that discriminates aKaltist us, he said, and gives no urlvdntiiiri'R aliouUl hnve the maximum; that nation Ihnl meets iig as liberally as any should have the minimum; the pvnsi- dent might be Invested with the au- thority to rnnke a reduction of remis- sion of duties within the limits and on preset Ibed conditions. Let congress define the rales nntl the and then within thosp restrict ions lei the president, ag the executive, have power to deal with tho changing ile- nmncls of lrnri> or with the sudden of friendly or un- friendly nations With our nnuxzing de- velopment we cannot he indifferent, to these considerations. Mr, Smith also advocated the up- building of the American merchant, marine. Hon. KoEora Takahlra was the next, speaker and he received u genuirin American welcome, of which he show- ed his appreciation. Col. Henry Wattcrtnn of Kentucky followed, and was greeted with ttireo cheers. Senator TInnna the Insl speaker. Senator Honna ronllned rcinarkti entirely to the question of ship sub- sidy and i he latest bill for that, pur- pose which has been presented Hi grcfift. Ho referred to the fact that tho American nation Is today sunrumo lit the agricultural and Industrial biisl- neen of the world, but Is at I he very lowest In leffarcl to Us merchant ma- rine, lie referred first to the growth of the inrrchnnt marine on the greut lakes and said that this had 'been ac- complished, first by our natural ad- vantages find second by the protection Klven by the United Statw govern- ment. NIOAKAOUAN CANAL HILL. Outline of IMufisnro Prepared Sonu- tor Morgan. Washington, Dec. Mor- gan today Introduced a providing for the construction for tho Nicaragua ranal. The bill provided an asEragato 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 c.xnal 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 presi- dent. These members of the board aro to he paid a ealary of a year each and they are to be chosen regardless of, political affiliations. There is a pro-' vision authorizing the establishment of a regiment from the regular army on the canal belt to guard. It properly, and courts also are authorized conformabla to the powers granted by the govern- nients of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. There is also apiovislor. 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 salaiy of and the assistants Unite on Hamtbrongh Bill. Washington, Dec. a confer- ence of the senators and repreeenta- tives Interested in legislation for the irrigation of arid lands it was de- termined to make the Newlands bill 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 ?sirle as y fund for rooms of the asriculturul department. arid, lands' reclamatioa and irrigation. of tho Afrlvau London, Dec. Kitchener, in a dispatch from Pretoila dated Monday, Dt'Cfmbcr reports that the result of tho week's work is thlrty-ono killed, Ki2 made piisoners, thirty-rive sur- rendered, and quantities of supplies cap- tured. By advancing the line of block In tho eastern part of the Transvaal Lord KItchpncr N now able for tho first time to carry out systematic and oon- tlnuo'is operations in the vicinity o! Ermelo. Bethal and Cnrolinn. Columns have cleared the soutliern dis- tricts of Orange Tliver colony and ara now operating northward of the Thaba- Inchu line. The Boers ore still in force In the ex-i trcmo west of Cape Colony. They aro there commanded by Maritz. who re- cently attacked Tontellbosehkop. Tha Eoers were driven off and Jiaritz was severely wounded. WEATHER FORECAST. Washington, Dec. Iowa: Clondy ami colder Wednelday and northerly NEWSPAPER! iWSPAPERI ;

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