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PORTLAND, OPT"" X. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1901.
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Opening of the 57th Session
With Large Attendance.
HENDERSON AGAIN SPEAKER
Senate Adjourned at 2 o'clock an a
Mark of Respect to the Late Sen
ator Kylc-HonKc Adopted
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. The opening of
the first session of the 57th Congress at
noon today drew to the Capitol a. great
throng of spectators, eager to witness the
scenes -of animation which mark the
annual reassembling of the National law
makers. Although the actual work of the
two houses was not to begin until 12
o'clock, the historic old structure, now
refurnished from end to end until it shone
with marble, gilt and rich decorations,
was astir long before that hour.
It was an ideal day to bring out the
public, sunny and warm, with just enough
breeze from the south to lazily stir the
flags over the Capitol, some of which
were raised for the first time since the
adjournment of Congress nine months ago.
There were no entrance restrictions and
the crowds flowed uninterruptedly Into"
the building. Many ladles were in the
throng. Including the wives and families
Of Senators and memhsrs. ns wpll n5 mnnv
of the feminine representatives of the
Cabinet, diplomatic and executive circles.
Senators and members began arriving ear
ly in the day, and there was the usual
handshaking among old friends and in
formal talk of the work ahead.
The veteran Senator from Iowa, Mr.
Allison, was one of the first to reach the
Senate wing, and resume his work as
chairman of the committee on appropri
ations. Senator Jones, of Arkansas, the Demo
cratic 'floor leader in the Senate, was an
other early arrival, and had a cjrele of
his Democratic colleagues In the cloak
room discussing the session's programme.
Speaker Henderson did not reach the
House wing until shortly before the ses
sion opened, and remained In the private
room of the Speaker conferring with mem
bers during the formalities preceding hia
re-election as Speaker.
IX THE SEXATE.
Floral Offering; Fairly Filled Every
Desk and Aisle.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. A profusion of
floral offerings quite unusual in quantity,
variety and beauty today transformed the
Senate chamber Into a veritable flower
show. Almost every member of the body
was the. recipient of one or mpre of theso
evidences of the regard of his friends, and
the atmosphere of the chamber was heavy
with the odor of rare plants and blossoms.
The display of chrysanthemums was no
tably beautiful, many of the specimens
being of the Choicest varieties.
Since the adjournment of the Senate last
Spring the chamber has been redecorated
and recarpeted. The principal features of
Its beauty and Individuality have been
retained, but they have been added to by
the artistic decorations. A bright green
carpet with old gold figures has taken
the pluce of the old gold carpet, and the
desks and furnishings of the chamber
have been notably Improved.
An hour before-noon, both the public
and private galleries were thronged with
spectators, every available inch of standing-room
being occupied. Senators, for
the most part, assembled slowly. Mr.
Kcan, of New Jersey, was the first Sen
ator to appear In the chamber. He was
closely followed by Mr. Tillman, of South
Carolina, and Mr. Hoar, of Massachu
setts, who soon after took his seat and
burled himself in a newspaper. The ven
erable Senator Vest, of Missouri, was In
his seat 20 minutes before the body was
called to order. He was accorded a most
cordial reception by his colleagues. By
noon, nracticallv evrv Sonntnr in ,
city had arrived in the chamber. Many
of them made no attempt to reach their
seats on account of tho wealth of floral
offerings which fairly filled the desks and
Frye Raps for Order.
Precisely at 12 o'clock, Mr. Frye, of
Maine. President pro tem. of the Senate,
rapped for order. The blind chaplain of
the Senate, the Rev. Mr. Milburn, then
delivered the following invocation:
God or our fathers, thy sen-ants of this
chamber are come together for the opening of
the Fifty-sevcnUi Congress with kindly feeling
each for the other, and Impressed with ths
sense of duty as their tasks are opening b
foro them. And yet there comes to us the
oppressive sense of n imirM.k.ki. -- ...
Vdeparture of our friend and brother, our father
anu me cneer or the Nation, by the hand of
tho assassin. Oh. Lord God. let thy pity and
grace come to all the people of this land by
reason of this unspeakable calamity. And as
thy servant, the widow, sits alone and bereft,
may thy comfort and consolation come to her.
And grant, oh. Lord, that we may duly feel
tho loss and sorrow attendant upon the de
parture from earth of a member of this body,
a Senator from South Dakota. Hear our de
vout prayers In behalf of thy sen-ant. the
senior Senator from New Jersey (Mr. Sewell).
and grant that the means that are used for
his recovery to health may be blest by thpe.
and may he come to his place upon this Door
again crowned with thy loving kindness.
Grant thy grace to every member of this
body, and to all who are dear to them, and so
may the light and favor of God our Father be
with us all now and evermore. Amen.
New Senator Sworn In.
-Credentials were presented of Charles
H. Deltrlch and Joseph Millard, of Ne
braska; Alfred B. Kittredge. of South Da
kota, and Paris Gibson, of Montana. Mr
Frye then administered to them the oath
Formal resolutions were therf offered by
Mr. CuIIom. of Illinois, that the House
be notified that the Senate is ready to
proceed to business; by Mr. Allison that
the meeting time of the Senate be 12
o'clock noon, and by Mr. Hale, of Maine
that a committer of two Senators be
named to Join a similar committee of the
House to inform the President that Con
gress Is In session, and prepared to re
ceive any message that he might desire
to submit. Mr. Hale and Mr. Morgan, of
Alabama, were named as the committee.
Mr. McLaurin, of South Calorlna, of
fered a Joint resolution authorizing the
admission free of duty of Imports of ar
ticles Intended to be exhibited at tho
Charleston Exposition, and the transfer
of the Government exhibits at the Buffa
lo Exposition to the Charleston Exposi
tion. Mr. Hoar objected to Immediate
consideration, saying it was the universal
practice of the Senate to transact no
business until the President has been in
formed that Congress was prepared to
do business. The resolution was with
Recess was taken until 2 o'clock, but, no
report of the organization of the House
being received at that time, Mr. Gamble. J
of South Dakota, formally announced
the death of Senator Kyle, of that state,
on the first of last July. He offered the
usual resolution expressive of the sorrow
of the Senate, and after its adoption, the
Senate, as an additional mark of respect,
adjourned until tomorrow.
IX THE HOUSE.
Organization Was According: to
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. The opening
day of the first session of the Fifty-seventh
Congress In the House of Represen
tatives furnished a spectacle that de
lighted the crowded galleries. The or
ganization of the House was accomplished
according to time-honored precedents.
Speaker Henderson was sworn In by Gen
eral Bingham, and, after delivering a very
graceful speech in recognition of the honor
bestowed upon him. ho. In turn, adminis
tered the oath to the members-elect. The
usual committees were appointed to in
form the President and the Senate that
the House was organized and ready to
do business: a committee of three, con
sisting of Messrs. Payne, Bingham and
Richardson, was appointed to Join a sim
ilar committee of tho Senate and wait
upon the President and Inform him that
Congress was ready to receive any com
munication he might have to make; the
rules of the last House were adopted after
a slight Jar, and then the biennial scat
drawing occurred. This latter ceremony
was robbed of much of Its lntereest today
by the fact that under the new arrange
ment of seats there arc more than enough
to go round, and those whose names are
drawn last do not suffer as they did on
The flower show, which Is the great fea
ture of the opening day. was not as im
posing as usual. More flowers than ever
before were sent to members, but after
the seat-drawing the House adjourned be
fore a third of them were brought Into
At 10 o'clock the doors to the gallery
were thrown ODen, and before 11 o'clock
but few vacant chairs remained. Hand
some toilettes and bright colors were there
In profusion. On the floor members were
arrhing every minute. The lobby in the
rear of the hall was filled with floral em
blems sent to popular members by admir
ing constituents. There were tons of
flowers, and a glance through the lobby
was like a visit through a conservatory
Prominent Member Arrive.
As a rule, the leaders on both sides
were slow in making their appearance.
Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, took his
old p'oce, about .the center of the minority
side, shortly after 11 o'clock. He was
immediately surrounded by his Demo
cratic colleagues. General Grosvenor, of
Ohio, was recognized Instantly when he
appeared with the never-falling carnation
In his buttonhole. Mr. Dalzell, of Penn
sylvania; Mr. Llttlefleld, the hard-hitter,
from Maine, who leaped Into prominence
In the last Congress; Mr. Hepburn, of
Iowa, another wielder of the sledge ham
mer, and other prominent members began
arriving soon after. A number of Sena
tors, including Senator Spooner, of Wis
consin, drifted in from the Senate side
to confer with their colleagues of the
House. The unwonted spectacle of a
member of the Supreme Court in the hall
was also witnessed in the person of. Jus
tice McKenna, himself an old member Of
At 11:30 o'clock one of the assistant
doorkeepers, standing at tho clerk's desk,
warned those on the floor that those not
entitled to be there must retire. Mr. Wil
cox, the swarthy delegate from Hawaii,
and Mr. Degetau. the delegate from Porto
Rico, attracted attention as they moved
through the throng on the floor. Every
chair, except those In the diplomatic and
the executive galleries, was occupied when
at 12 o'clock Mr. McDowell, clerk of the
House, brought his gavel down, the buzz
of conversation ceased, and the clerk an
nounced that prayer would be offered.
The members and many of the spectators
arose and stood with bowed heads as the
Rev. Mr. Couden, the blind chaplain, In
voked the divine blessing. He referred
feelingly to the death of President Mc
Kinley. Election of a Speaker.
The roll of members- elect was then
called by states, and when the clerk an
nounced that 31S members a quorum had
answered to their names, Mr. Lacey, of
Iowa, moved that the House proceed to
the election of a Speaker. The motion
being carried, Mr. Cannon, of Illinois.
chairman of the Republican caucus, placed
In nomination General Henderson, of
Iowa, amid a salvo of applause from the
entire Republican membership. Mr. Hay,
of Virginia, chairman of the Democratic
caucus, amid loud Democratic applause,
presented the name of Mr. Richardson,
of Tennessee. A general laugh followed
as Mr. Neville, of Nebraska, placed in
nomination Mr. Stark, of his own state,
who Is now the only other Populist acting
Independently. The result was:
Stark ...-. 1
Cummings of New York 1
Messrs. Richardson. Stark and Cum
mings were appointed u. committee to as
cort the Speaker to the chair. As Gen
eral Henderson appeared, two minutes
later, on the arm of Mr. Richardson, the
Speaker was greeted with a great out
burst of applause from both sides of the
House. Mr. Richardson Introduced him
in half a dozen words. The Speaker ad
dressed the house briefly:
Address of Henderson.
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:
This high honor that you have conferred upon
mc I profoundly appreciate. All the more do
I appreciate It, coming, as It docs, with this
generous expression from both sides of the
chamber. There Is yet left another method for
n. presiding officer to express his appreciation
of such an honor that li. by a kindly, firm and
faithful administration of the law, and the
rules that govern this body. It will be my
aim to discharge impartially the duties of this
office. As I said at the opening of the last
Congress, no presiding officer can successfully
administer the duties of his office unless he has
the support of tho body over which he pre
sides. I asked for it then: you gave It to ms
throughout the entire Congress. Permit me to
Invoke again the kind and splendid support
which was accorded to mo In the lost Con
gress. The maker of laws should not be a breaker
of laws. We proceed under law and rules:
and the duties devolving upon each and all of
the members of this house will be tar better
conserved If this principle is kept In mind
and acted upon. Again, sincerely thanking
you, each and all. I am ready to take the
prescribed oath of office. (Applause.)
Speaker Take the Oath of Office.
The honor of administering the oath of
office to the Speaker fell to Mr. Bing
ham, of Pennsylvania, the oldest member
In the House in point of continuous serv
ice. The Speaker then In turn adminis
tered the oath to the members-elect. They
came forward In state delegations as their
names were called. At the conclusion of
the ceremony the Speaker laid before the
House the resignation of Nicholas Mukler
as a Representative from the Seventh
Congressional District of New York, to
take effect December L
Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, then presented
a resolution for the election of officers of
the House, nominating the following:
Alexander McDowell, of Pennsylvania,
to be clerk of the House; Henry Casson,
(Concluded on Second Pge.)
FOR OUR SENATORS
Oregon Men Almost Sure to
Get on Good Committees.
PLACES THEY HAY BE GIVEN
Mitchell on Foreign Relation and
Commerce Simon on Xaval Affairs,
Which Wonld lie "Well for the
Columbia River Drydock.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. There Is great
Interest in the committee assignments of
the Senate, and the prospects are that
the Oregon Senators are going to be well
taken care of. Mitchell Is likely to go on
SENATOR LODGE FOR
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Senator Henry- Cabot Lodge, chairman of the Senate Philippines committee. In
a message to the Boston Post, says: "I am favor the Chinese exclusion act, and
intend to Introduce a bill for Its extension." Senator Lodge la now recognized as
one of the leaders, if not the leader, of the Republican party at the capital.
His cloae personal and political relations with the President give all his utter
ances unusual significance. Mr. Lodge Is today regarded as a spokesman of the
On the Chinese exclusion question. It Is understood In official circles that Pres
ident Roosevelt has already taken a very decided stand, a stand which commits
him to the re-enactment ot either the Geary law or some other similar legisla
tion. This opinion has been formed because of his reported interview with a del
egation of Callfornlans who waited upon him In reference to the Chinese ques
tion. He is reported as saying to the members of the delegation that he agreed
with their request "for a re-enactment of the Geary act or for tbe enaatment of
foreign relations, and possibly on com
merce. Simon wants to go on commerce,
but as (Mitchell has six years to serve it
may be determined that it would be bet
ter for him to secure this important com
mittee for Oregon. Senator Simon may
get a place on naval affairs, which would
be important In the matter of securing a
drydock on the Columbia. He Is also
talked of for postoffices and post roads.
Senator Mitchell will secure a number
of minor assignments, but cannot expect
more than two of the larger committees.
The return of Jones of Nevada to the
Republican party would fill the vacancy
left by MeBrlde on the commerce com
mittee, but it is probable that the com
mittee will be increased so as to add one
more Republican besides Jones. Simon
will retail his place on the judiciary com
mittee, and move up on some of the other
Bill latrodnced by Joncn.
Representative Jones, of Washington, to
day Introduced a large number of public
bills, including two Pacific cable bills his
bill of last session, and that introduced by
Senator Foster, both providing for a cable
over the Alaskan route. Other bills were
Appropriating $250,000 for a public build
ing at Walla Walla; $740,000 for one at
Spokane, and $200,000 for a building at
Providing for free homesteads on the
north half of the Colyllle reservation.
Authorizing a commission of five mem
bers to Investigate the trade relations of
the United States In the Orient.
Granting pensions to officers and men
ot the life-saving service.
Authorizing the Secretary of the Treas
ury to fix tho salaries of the Deputy Col
lectors of Customs at Tacoma and Se
attle. Permitting the extension of time for the
making .of final proof in desert land en
tries. For the relief of settlers within forest
Granting Congress authority to make all
future extensions of forest reserves.
For the relief of settlers who have made
payment of entries subsequently declared
To pay mileage to volunteers who served
In the Philippines after the signing of the
Extending the stone-land act to Alaska.
Authorizing the selling of vacant sur
veyed public lands in Washington that
are valuable for grazing only at 5125 per
Providing for 160-acre homesteads In
Authorizing reimbursements to settlers
within, forest reserves for the Improvement
of lands relinquished to the Government;
amendin gthe lieu land laws so that tracts
cannot be relinquished which have been
depleted of timber, except to such extent
as was necessary In acquiring tho land
for actual cultivation.
Providing that no claim for a pension
shall be rejected on account of the exist
ence of disability prior to enlistment.
Appropriating 1250,000 for the establish
ment of a lighthouse and fog signals at
Both Jones and Cushman introduced
bills to divide Washington in two Ju
dicial districts, Jones favoring the cast
and west districts, and Cushman the north
Bill Moody Will Introduce.
Representative Moody will re-Introduce
the double minimum land bill upon which
he secured a favorable report at the last
session, also a bill for an assay office at
Baker City, and a bill to dispose of the
unsold portion of the Umatilla Reserva
tion. He expects to introduce a bill
enlarging the Portland postofllce after
consulting the supervising architect as to
the possibility of enlarging on the plans
that had hl3 endorsement at the last
session. As soon as the data called for
by the Senate resolution are obtainable,
Mr- Moody will Introduce a bill for the
relief of The Dalles military wagon-road
settlers. Mr. Moody expects to assist his
colleague In the rivers and harbors com
mittee In securing liberal appropriations
for the Columbia River, and hopes tho
committee will indorse the canal project
for overcoming the obstructions at Ce
Hlo and the dalles. -
He will take an active Interest In land
legislation with a view of securing as
sistance In that direction for Eastern
Oregon. He says that If no general pol
icy is adopted, he feels confident of se
curing, through the Geological Survey, a
continuation of topographical surveys
made last year In Baker County Into
Grant, Harney and Malheur Counties and
hopes to have a few experimental ar
tesian wells sunk In the semi-arid sec
tions of his district.
Scat of Xortlitvext Representative.
In the drawing of seats In the House
today. Representative Moody's namo was
called among the first, and he selected
his old seat on tho first aisle on the Re
publican side. Cushman also secured
his former scat. Tongue sitting Immedi
ately behind, Jones sitting behind and to
the right of Moody.
Estimates of Appropriations.
The Secretary of the Treasury today
submitted estimates of appropriations
recommended including rivers and harbors
estimates heretofore asked for by the
chief of engineers. All regular appro
priations for maintaining offices in Ore
gon and Washington were Included. In
addition the following lighthouse appro
priations are recommended:
Keeper's dwelling. Cape Blanco....? 4,500
Keeper's dwelling, Yaquina 4.000
Fog signal station. Batter Point,
Keeper's dwelling. New Dungeness,
Keeper's dwelling. Robinson Point.. 4,1)00
LIgnt and tog signal. Burrow's
Island : 15,000
Light and fog station, Semlahmoo
Continuing lighthouse construction
In Alaska 126,013
Education of 500 pupils. Salem In
dian school 85,300
Improved sewerage 6,000
Completing public buildings at
Boise, Idaho 50,000
Seattle public building 250.0no
Warehouse and wharf at Sitka 10.000
Some of the BUI Simon Will Have.
At the first opportunity. Senator Simon
Intends to introduce his bill of last ses
sion appropriating $155,000 for enlarging
and remodeling the Portland Postofllce.
He will also Introduce a bill for the es
tablishment of an assay office at Port
land, besides reintroducing his two bills
of last Congress authorizing the sale
of certain lands of Umatilla reservation.
In Favor of Xcw Cabinet Position.
NEW YORK. Dec 2. Messrs. Henry
Towne, W. A. Marble and Charles R.
Lamb, the committee appointed by the
Merchants' Association of New York to
attend the convention of the National As
sociation of Manufacturers, held at Wash
ington, from the 19th to the 21 of Novem
ber last, have made their report as to
what was doneVt the convention to the
Merchants' Association. The delegates,
according to this report, were in favor of
the creation of a Cabinet position to be
known as the Department of Commprro
and Industry. The committee was heartily
In favor of the establishment of this portfolio.
KNOCKS OUT TARIFF
The Supreme Court Decides
Philippine Islands Case.
ALSO A LIKE PORTO RICAN ONE
Philippine Became American Terri
tory With Slsninjc of Paris Treaty
Duty Collected on Goods for
1'urto Rico Permissible.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. Opinions were
rendered in tho United States Supreme
Court today in the last two of the insular
test cases. One of them was that known
as the "fourteen diamond rings case," in
volving the relationship of the United
States to the Philippine Islands from a
tariff point of view, and the other was
that known as the Dooley case No. 2. in
volving the constitutionality of the collec
tion of duty on goods shipped from New
York to Porto Rico. In the former caso
the court, through Chief Justice Fuller,
held that the diamond rings- brought in
from the Philippines, and over which tho
case arose, should have been exempt from,
duty under the Paris treaty of peace, as
that treaty made the Philippines America?
territory. The decision in the Philippine
caso followed closely that of the first
Porto Rlcan case In the last term.
In the Dooley case, decided today, it
was held that the duty collected on goods
carried from New York to Porto Rico was
permissible, but that it was In reality
a tax for the benefit of the Porto Ricans
themselves, rather than an export duty,
as was alleged by the merchants who an
tagonized the Government. In both cases
there were dissenting opinions concurred
in by four of the nine Justices of tho
Point Settled In Philippine Case. '
The "fourteen diamond rings" case set
tles only the question of duty on good
coming from the Philippines Into the
United States, and admits everything free.
Under the previous decisions last Spring,
and under the decision in the second
Dooley case today. Congress has the power
to legislate a duty on goods going both
ways. No decision has yet been made as
to the authority of this Government,
through the Military Governor or the Phil
ippine Commission, to levy duty on goods
going from this country Into the Philip
pines. A test case has been brought In
a lower court, but before it can be de
cided there will no doubt be 'legislation
under and in accordance with the decision
in the second Dooley case, which will
place a tariff, probably such as the Phil
ippine Commission has just adopted, on
all imports to the Philippines, whether
from the United States or elsewhere.
Some discrimination might be made in
favor of this country's products, but Soain
would have the samo rights under tho
Paris treaty, and other nations would de
mand equal rights with Spain under "tho
most-favored-natlon clauses," In their
The decisions were rendered in the room
of the Senate committee on Judlclarj
where the court is sitting temporarily,
and, owing to the limited space, there were
comparatively few persons, and tho3e
lawyers, present. The delivery of the
opinions in chief, with the reading of the
dissenting opinions, consumed a little more
than an hour, and it was listened to with
the closest attention. It Is generally be
lieved that the finding In the Philippine
case will lead to early efforts to securo
legislation for the regulation of our com
mercial relations with those islands. A3
the Porto Rlcan opinion sustains the con
stitutionality of the Foraker act, no such
necessity will arise with reference to
Justices Gray, "White. Shlras and Mc
Kenna united in dissenting from tne
court's opinion in the Philippine case, but "
they filed no written statement beyond a
mere note. In which they said that they
"dissented for the reasons stated in their
opinions In the cases of De Lima vs. Bld-
tConcluded on Third Page.)
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
Fifty-seventh Congress opcn3. Pago 1.
Oregon Senators are almost sure to get good
committee assignments. Page 1.
Henderson was re-elected Speaker of the House.
Old rules were re-adopted, but not without &.
fight by Democrats. Pago 1.
Insnlnr Case .Decisions.
Supreme Court knocks out the Philippine tariff.
Duty on goods shipped to Porto Rico was per
missible. Page 1.
Debate becun on new German tariff bills.
Germany and Russia plan an antl-anarchlst
convention. Page 2.
Negotiations of United States for the Danish
"West Indies Island are practically closed.
Attorney-General of Minnesota says law la
against great railway combine. Pago 3.
International Livestock Exposition, opened at
Chicago. Page 3.
Oregon Supreme Court decides that annexation
of Panhandle to Baker County Is valid,
verdicts. Page o.
Oregon Supreme Court has handed down four
verdicts. Pace ??
Prominent Oregon towns held city elections.
Lumber company seeks right to float logs oa
Molalla River. Page 4.
British hope to Include Skngway. Alaska, with
in boundaries of Canada. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Forthcoming President's message has disquiet
ing effect on Wall street. Page 13.
Eastern and European wheat markets wera
booming. Page 13.
Steamship Tiger loaded over l.TO.000 bushels
of wheat In 34 hours. Page 5.
Louis Pasteur completes a full cargo of wheat
for South Africa. Page 5.
Prlncesse Marie clears with first European
flour cargo of the season. Page 3.
Big fleet of grain-ships coming in. Page 5.
Steamship Sutherland ashore In the Orient.
Steamship Folmlna coming to Portland for
Government stores. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Subscriptions to Lewis and Clark fund con
tinue. Page 12.
Rev. H. H. Hoyt denied membership in Min
isterial Association. Page 10.
Walters' Alliance boycott caso argued In Cir
cuit Court. Page 8.
France confers a medal of valor on Portland
citizen. Page 8.
Thieves make another good diamond haul.