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ored Postmistress in Mississippi.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU; Wash
ington, Jan. 4. The Southern .heart Is
again fired because the President has de
termined to uphold the rights of a negro
postmistress in Mississippi. It is said
that several Southern members will Intro
duce resolutions, and "some Southern Sen
ators may decide to make the President's
actions the text of denunciatory speeches.
It scarcely seems possible that the Presi
dent's good luck will extend that far, as
nothing would be more beneficial to him
than to have the "race question" raised
by Southern Congressmen over his action
In the Indlanola case. Efforts to, get the
colored men to leave the. Republican party
In the South have received encouragement
from many Republicans of prominence,
and are favored by influential Republic
an papers. While the President has em
phatically supported the colored men,
there was some Indication that the ne
groes were getting restless. Just at this
juncture comes the Mississippi case, and
the prompt action of the President has al
ready caused murmurings among the
Southerners. It Is expected that men who
have kept themselves in office for years
on the "race question" will quickly take
up the gauntlet and, no matter if it does
have a disastrous effect upon the Demo
cratic party, will seize this opportunity
to make themselves solid with the white
men of the South, who can still be stam
peded by the cry of "negro domination."
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DENVER. Colo..Jan. 4.-A fire in a
lodglng-houso on Thirteenth and Market
streets resulted in the death of one man
and the Injury of a dozen or more, several
of them seriously. The fire occurred
about 2:30 o'clock this moming, and is
thought to have been caused by the ex
plosion of a gasoline stove. The property
loss is nominal.
John Ott, Itinerant tinker, aged 45.
Naclne A. Schmaley, aged 28, saloon
keeper and proprietor of the lodging
house; terribly burned.
Charles Halk, Glendon, Wyo.
William Hardy, baker.
Burt Keefe, cook. '
Ferris Thomas, bartender.
Frank Brown, laborer.
Con O'Mara. laborer.
George Herbert, laborer.
Ed O'Malley, laborer.
All of these were burned and bruised,
the latter Injuries being received from
jumping from windows.
Grocery Fire in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Jan. 4. Fire tonight In the
warehouse of Franklin MacVeagh & Co.,
wholesale grocers, at Sixteenth street and
Newbury avenue, caused a loss of $150,000.
Chinese Trouble Spreading-.
SHANGHAI, Jan. 4. The disturbances in
the interior of China are spreading. Five
thousand troops have been sent to sup
press the disorders in the Province of Ohe-kJang.
TOO MUCH RAIN
Puget Sound Country
WORST FLOOD IN 25 YEARS
Miles of Railroad Washed
Out or Under Mud, .
NO TRAINS FROFn THE EAST
Mountains "Will Be Impnjmnble Until
Tuesday Road Betivccn Portland"
and Seattle Opened Late
, SEATTLE. Jan. 4. White River over
flowed its banks near O'Brien Station.
four miles below Seattle, at 3 o'clock this
morning. The people of the town, not
fearing disaster, had retired last night.
but were awakened by the water, in many
cases creeping into their beds. Orlllia. a
town on the ' White River, two miles
above O'Brien, was also flooded, but the
people were warned and many of them
left their homes and scoured places of
safety before the rushing waters had
surrounded their homes. At O'Brien, how
ever, little children, women and men were
Imprisoned In their housed with eight and
10 feet of water about them.
A relief train was ordered from Seattle.
and on arriving with boata the rescuing
party found several families the woman
and children of which were huddled on
chairs and tables in order to keep from
the water that was more than two feet
deep on the floora. All persons were taken
to places of safety. No lives are report
ed lost, but much household belongings.
fences and some buildings have been
ruined or lost Tonight the floods arc
subsiding and no further danger is feared.
Not since 1SC9 have there been such floods
In the White River Valley. The present
one was caused by the recent nine days'
rain and the chinook winds, which molted
the heavy snows In the .Cascade Moun
tains, discharging the waters Into the
tributaries of the White River.
Announcement was made by the Great
Northern this afternoon that the Madison
bridge would be repaired Monday evening
and the first break In the traflic blockade
would be made during the night by the
arrival of an overland train. Four days'
mail will be on it
There Is no telling when the Northern
Paciflp main line will be open, "but prob
ably not for several days. Tonight the
Portland division was cleared and the
first train from the south in two davs
came In. All the coast lines from Seattle
north, with the exception of the WTrat-
jcom line, have been cleared, and this lat
ter will not be In operation until some
Largo forces of men are at work on th
line between Seattle and Tacoma. The
announcement Is made tonight that It will
De opened at noon tomorrow in a tem
The waters are falling, and It Is thought
that the worst of the flood Is over. The
temperature In the mountains It
falling, and this will have a tendency to
siop me now or water from the moun
tains. The Seattle-Tacoma Interurban lln n-m
probably not be In operation for several
weeks, so great Is the damage.
ine cost of the flood to th
Northern for the past 10 davs ha
about $3000 In labor alone. The North
ern Pacific is expending about 55000 a day
NO TRAINS AT TACOMA.
Auburn Cnt-Off Under Water-Green
River on Rnmpagc.
TACOMA, Jan. 4. Ther
doing on the Northern Pacific today not
a train leaving the city, and th miim...
officials are unable to make any definite
statement as to the future. The chinook
still prevails, and water is Dourinc- r
the Cascades in torrents. At Martin, on
tne cast side of tho tunnel, there Is a
washout of nearly 300 feet, while several
places between the tunnel and Ellensbur"
are under water, or the tracks are cov
ered deep In mud.
To sum up the difficulties, the Nnrihi-n
Pacific Is now struggling with, there are
five washouts on the main line bctnvW
Castle Rock and Kelso. There are Innu
merable slides all, the way from Cosmo
polis to the terminus on the Gray's Har
bor branch. The Auburn cut-off Is under
water for one mile. Nearly a mile of
track is gone In one place on Green River.
Five or six other minor washouts are re
ported between Lester and Palmer. The
big washout at Martin Is followed by a
succession of washouts and landslides all
tho way to Ellensburg. The South Bend
branch .is under water and covered with
slides from Wlllapa to the terminus.
Tho company has two passenger trains
tied up at Maywood, and Is taking the
best care possible of tho passengers.
There arc slides on one side and wash
outs on the other, and arrangements are
being made to get more supplies tp tho
trains as needed. There la no way to get
the. passengers out at present, owing to
the washing out of all road bridges In
that section. Not a county road can be
traveled for a single mile In any direc
tion. One passenger train Is bound up at
Lester, where the passengers are also be
ing cared for by the railroad. No com
munication is possible either way until
the water shall have abated.
The Great Northern Is In a like pre
dicament with the Northern Pacific The
first effects of the chinook were again to
carry away the bridge at Meadows Creek.
Trains were then directed over the North
ern Pacific, but before they could be dfcs-
'patched East the Northern Pacific was
blocked as stated. An official who re
turned last night from Eagle Gorge, in
the Cascade Mountains, says:
"Friday morning tho warm winds began
to blow, and by night the water was
pouring over every cut and extra track
walkers were put on to look for slides.
Water was soon pouring over the track
in 1000 places, for as yet It had not cleared
a way for itself through the culverts,
Yesterday at daylight the wash of water
was bringing down earth and debris, and
It was quickly seen to be futile to try and
keep the track clear. Culverts refused to
accommodate the extra flow. Green River
rose yesterday, and tho track was soon
awash in many places. m
"Just what Is the extent of the damage
is hard to stay, for we could not travel
the track nor ford the streams which were
running over it since yesterday at noon.
There is much snow to melt If the weath
er continues warm, and the men on re
pairs are unable to do much for the pres
ont A boardlng-traln for the workers
was being established Just above Palmer.
Men were being hired at all small towns
along the line as we came along and
quotas were being shipped to the front as
rapidly as engines could take them."
The Northern Pacific late tonight got a
train through from Portland by trans
ferring passengers and malls by steamer
between Kelso and Castle Rock.
LITTLE BETTER AT CASTLE ROCK.
Steamer Connect With Trains Pro-
vinlon.i Gcttlnjr Scarce.
CASTLE ROCK, Wash., Jan. 4. (Spe
cial.) The situation here Is somewhat
improved. The flood reached Its
highest point at 11 P. M. Saturday,
and haa since receded about 20
inches. The rain has ceased. It Is esti
mated that about 12,000 cords of shingle
bolts have gone down the river. The
center span of the Toledo wagon bridge Is
gone and many smaller bridges also, but
communication with the country districts
is almost Impossible, and full details can
not be learned. The Wright mill boom.
gave way today, letting out several hun
dred cords of bolts. All the piling re
cently driven for a bridge across the
Cowlitz at this point is also gone.
The steamer Joseph Kellogg arrived at
9 o'clock this morning with tho belated
mall from the south and took the North
ern Pacific passengers going south two
hours later. A work train has arrived
hero and a large gang Is at work clearing
the track, which is covered with mud and
stones two feet deep for a distance of
about a mile and a half at Intervals.
A train arrived with malls and passen
gers from the north at 3 o'clock this after
noon. The steamer Northwest had also
arrived. Captain Duludc understanding
that he would return at once with train
passengers to Kchso, r-t the Northern
.facinc omciaia did not seem to under
stand it so, and 200 travelers are delayed
here. Supplies are getting scarce, and
restaurants have raised prices. Among the
tram passengers here is Fred S. Howe,
mascot of company C, Ninth Infantry,
who was so badly shot at Santiago, the
Philippines and China.
The electric light plant Is partially out
of water and dwellings and streets are
lighted. The railroad may be opened
Monday evening. Damages are roughly
estimated at $75,000.
All teachers but two are away on vaca
tions, and cannot roturn. consenuentfv
schools cannot open Monday.
RAILROAD BRIDGES GO.VE.
No Throusli Trains Since Friday
EVERETT. Wash.. Jan. 4.-Trafnc con
ditions on the Great Northern r
ern. Pacific are worse than yesterday.
.iuus xo. aa, m and 93. on the Great
Northern, near Madison, are out owing
to slides. No trains have
East since Friday, but tho Great North
ern expects to brinir a train in T..n,iv
Tho Stillaguamlsh River is covering the
town of Silvans, and Is higher than for 25
years. Plank and skid roads are washed
out The Great Northern Coast trains
from that point come over the Northern
Pacific tracks. Tho Snohomish Rlvor is
still booming. Great Northern hrffla o
Sultan and Lowell are washed somewhat
out of line.
TRACK CLEARED FOR TRAINS.
Delayed Northern Pacific Passenger
Arrive From Seattle.
Tho Northern Pacific
Portland and Tacoma was cleared and a
aeiayea train arrived from Seattle about
10:40 o'clock. The track was reported
ciear aiong tne route, and the usual Ta
coma local was dispatched at 11:45 o'clock
last night All Eastern trains on the
Northern Pacific anil th a
em left over the O. R. & N. No passen-
Kers were laitcn ror points west of Spo
kane, and no stops were made west of
Ono of the delayed trains on the North
ern Pacific arrived yesterday afternoon,
and among the Dassencrers was Vrnnv t
White, a newspaper man of Denver, who
Is making a tour of the West Mr. White
left Tacoma at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon.
ana was nem up oy a landslide at Castle
Rock. There the passengers were trans
ferred to a steamer, which had a diffi
cult time breaking Its way through the
high-running Cowlitz River and logs
which were floating down the stream.
After -a strenuous effort the steamer
made a landing, and all the passengers
were taken down to Kelso, and then
brought by train to Portland.
"The company and the neonln nf rnotio
Rock took very good care of the passen
gers," said Mr. White. "We were all well
ireaiea, ana, so iar as x Know, there was
only a single unhappy man in the crowd.
He was Stenhen Katzer. or 'Stove o
called him from familiarity, and tho cause
or his unhappmcss was that he- was to
bo wedded here Saturday night and he
couldn't be on hand to attend the event
Sorrowful plight for a groom. Isn't it?
As a married man, I sympathize with
Steve, and I hope he will get along well."
Tne recoras ior saiuruay snow that a
HrrnsA to wad had been IssikvI in 5t.
phen M. KatzCr, aged 32, and Amelia Han-
Plasne Reported Near Texan Border.
LAREDO, Tex.. Jan. 4. A special from
Hermoslllo, Mex., says:
Two causes of bubonic plague have been
reportod in the little town of Ahome,
not far from the Sonora border. The au
thorities of Sonora have notified those
of the State of Slnaloa that a sanitary
corporation has been established on the
border and no one will be permitted to
enter the state from the south.
Exciting Prospect for
HOUSES OF OPPOSITE FAITH
Democratic Senate Against
EACH MAY UNSEAT OPPONENTS
Enouprli Republican Will Stay Out
of Cancan to Render It Action
HnrmlesE Teller vm. Wolcott
Important Circular Appears.
DENVER. Jan. 4. The Senatorial sit
uation In Colorado is becoming decidedly
complicated, 'and should present declared
plans bo carried out the contest over the
selection of a successor to Senator Henry
M. Teller, which will begin in earnest
with the convening of the Legislature on
Wednesday next, will be, to say the least
exciting, and, more than likely, spectacu
lar. The solid support of the Democratic
wing of the Legislature for Teller Is still
maintained, while the Republican strength
13 parcelled out among four candidates,
of whom ex-Senatcr E. O. Wolcott Is the
At a meeting of the Democratic State
Central Committee, the matter of the
threat of the Republican majority in the
House to unseat the enlre Arapahoe Dem
ocratic, delegation was discussed, and res
olutions adopted to the effect that It la
the "right and duty of the Senate to
utilize the same constitutional right and
authority and restore the equilibrium."
The majority in the Senate being Demo
cratic, should their threat to "meet revo
lution with revolution" be carried out.
It would bring about a condition render
ing a selection of a Senator impossible.
With a solid Democratic Senate it is
claimed a deadlock could be maintained
to the end. It had been practically
agreed that on next Tuesday nleht "a
caucus of the Republican members of the
House would be held to select a Speaker.
but It develops that several members
have refused to be bound by the actions
of the leaders, claiming that they were
nominated and elected on an antl-Wolcott
pledge, and they fear that a caucus se
lection of a Speaker would be made to
appear .as a Wolcott victory and would
prpbably be really" such. For this reason
tney win, it is said, remain awav Tues
day night. They number 17. onough to de
feat any action the caucus might agree
A sensation was created by a circular
just issued from the headquarters of P.
B. Stewart, of Colorado Springs, who Is
supposed to be the spokesman of the
Administration at Washington. The cir
cular charges that copies of letters sup.
posed to have been received from Sen
ator Lodge saying Wolcott was the choice
of the Administration have been circulat
ed among the members of the Legislature
and denounces them as forgeries. The
circular declares that the wish of the Ad
ministration was that only a Republican
should be chosen Senator without regard
to any particular candidate.
SPOKANE DELEGATION SPLIT.
Three Wilson Men Combine AsnlnMt
An keny Three Favorable.
SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 4. (SaecIaD
State Senator Herman D. Crow and Rn-
resentatlves J. B. Llndsley and Walker
A. Henry, all of Spokane, have entered
Into a hard and fast agreement to act
In concert on the Senatorial nuestlon.
Their agr-cement' provides that they shall
vo.te for John L. Wilson for United
States Senator, until such time as they
shall unanimously agree to vote for some
one else. It is agreed that tvhen they
leave Wilson they shall vote for a can
didate that shall be satisfactory to all
The combination as formed Is hostile
to Levi Ankeny. Crow's opposition to
Ankeny is well known, and Llndsley told
tvnKeny nimsclf In Spokane a few weeks
ago that ho would not vote for him. Onp
of the three would be sufficient to keep
tno commne rrom goln? to Ankenv. hut
as the matter stands. Crow and Llndslev
are both of the same mind, and Henry
is generally believed to be as stanchly
against Ankeny as the other two.
Senator Crow, when asked about thn
formation of the combine, said:
"I am not prepared to say that such a
combine has been formed. It has been
bruited about, however, that the Spo
kane delegation was disintegrating and
sloughing off. I think before the Senatori
al fight Is over that It will be found that
some men on the delegation will stand
The other three Republican members
of the delegation are for Ankeny. The
delegation Is split wide open.
NO CHANGE IN IDAHO.
Borah and Standrod Popular Candi
dates for United State Senator.
BOISE, Idaho. Jan. 4. (Special.) There
was little change In the Senatorial situ
ation today. Some of the members went
to church In the morning, which thinned
out the throng around headquarters for
a short time. F. S. Dietrich, one of the
chief managers for Judge Stan rod, came
In on the morning train and was warmly
greeted by a crowd of friends. Dietrich
is popular and diplomatic and his pres
ence adds much to Judge Standrod's
The Borah forces were also greatly
strengthened by the arrival of Judge-
elect Lyttleton Price, who will be the
chief manager of the Borah campaign,
and by the arrival of Dr. C. A. Hoover,
chairman of the Republican county con
vention of Bear Lake County. Dr.
Hoover has a large acquaintance in tho
eoutheist and his presence will be felt
Only two members arrived during the
day. .They are Thomas Present and J.
B. McNeil, Republican Representatives
from Oneida County. Other arrivals
were Hon. Burton L. French, Congressman-elect;
Hon. John L. Smith, former
State Senator from Cassia County: C.
A. Foresman, editor of the Lewlston
Teller, and G.lW. Fletcher, of -Lewlston.
Tomorrow the new state officials,,
neaded by John T. Morrison as Governor,
will be inaugurated. They will be In
stalled short;r before noon, and on
Tuesday Vne Inaugural reception and ball
will ocur. The advent of the new Ad
ministration will mark a complete pol
itical revolution, tho Republicans not
having- had control of any department of
the state government for six years, hav
ing been swept from power by the Bryan
tornado of 1S25.
The Legislature will assemble at noon
tomorrow. It is overwhelmingly Repub
lican In both branches and will select
a Senator to succeed Henry Heitfeld. The
contest is a three-cornered one between
W. E. Borah, of Boise: John W. Hey
burn, of Wallace, and Judge D. W. Stan
rod, of PocatcUo. Senator George L.
Shoup is In the field, but his following
i3 Bmall. The Senator Is In poor health
and It 13 found that members generally
think he should not be selected. There Is
a very spirited contest In progress. Mr
Borah having a decided lead, but it is yet
too early to predict what the outcome will
be. His supporters claim, however, they
have enough votes in sight to give him
the caucus nomination. When the caucus
will be held Is not known. There are 50
IDAHO CAUCUS NOMINATIONS.
Hnrmonj- Over Republican Sclec
tioiiH Democrat Also In Field.
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 5. (Special.) Tho
Senate caucus did not complete Its work
until 2:30 A. M. For president pro tern,
there were two candidates, Yost of Koot
enai and Brigham of Latah. After some
discussion Yost withdrew in favor of
Brigham. The list of attaches follows:
President pro tern., J. W. Brigham, of
Latah; secretary. Colonel Allen Miner, of
Idaho: assistant secretary, Alexander
Roberts, of Ada; engrossing clerk, A. S.
Abbott, of Cassia; assistant engrossing
clerk, M. Champlain. of Lincoln; assist
ant enrolling clerk. Ada B. Vanderbeck,
of Bannock; Journal clerk, Douglas Hix
of Fremont: Chaplain. E. Ej Fife, of Ada;
sergcant-at-arms, J. M. Morton, of Can
yon; committee clerk. S. M. Winters, of
Bear Lake; doorkeeper, M. Hooper, of
Washington; janitor. O. Neilly, of Ada.
More- of Freemont. was chairman
o; the Republican House caucus, and
Howard McBrlde. of Shoshone, secretary.
The meeting ti-na t-..,. ,
are tlie nominees: Speaker. J. Frank
Hunt, of Bannock; chaplain, Rev. I F
Roach, of Ador: chlef'-eieVk; R. M Mc
Cracken, of Bingham; first assistant, H.
G. Fuller, of Fremont; journal clerk.
Miss Lucretla Sebern. of Ada County:
SssIn clerk. Thomas Durrant. of
Oneida: first enrolling clerk. L. S. Clark
of Lincoln: assistant. Miss Elsie Heuch
Ke of Ada; enrolling clerk. Miss I M.
owl?' n"ock: several committee
clerk, J. F. Field, of Canyon; sergeant-at-arms.
Simon Harris, of Owyhee; door-
WPC R-.N; Wark' of Kootenai; jan.
ltor. Robert Lewis, of Idaho.
W hvi?rhTi?Cra,t,Il0US? caucus name1 p
?r i t i oft,Idaho Cou"t'. for Speak
i . oS' Parker f Canyon, for chief
SS !0fSSf Wh,tWC11 to president pS
!! a i 6 Senate- ani1 W. V. Helfrlch
of Ada County, for secretary.
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
Colorado Legislature promises a hot time over
election of Snator. Page 1.
Idaho Legislators make caucus nominations for
ofllcere. Page 1.
Spokane Legislative delegation splits wide open
on Senatorial question. Page 1.
Will Odell take control of New York Repub
lican machine from Piatt? Page 4.
German papers speak lightly of the Monroe
Castro laughs at the Idea of his abdication
Sultan of Morocco has discredited the pretender
by effecting a reconciliation with his broth
er. Pafte 2.
French Senatorial elections resulted In gain for
the present Ministry. Pace 3.
Irish land report Is made that both Ireland and
c-usiuuu appear to ravor. Paso 3.
Congress -will reassemble after holiday recess
tclay. and Senate will take up omnibus
statthood bill. Page 1.
Report of Governor Taft speaks of difficulties
and encouragements m the Philippine
Markle & Co.. Independent coal oporaters an
swer aemana oz me miners. Page 2.
Torpedo-boat destroyer MacDonoagh. on trial
exceeded her contract reculrement of 2S
knots. Page 12.
Puget Sound country has greatest flood In 25
years. Page 1.
Pies Armstrong i-ays he did not Intend to shoot
Miss Ensminger. Page -1.
Washington County farmers at Gaston indorse
$500,000 appropriation for Lewis and Clark
Pair. Page 4.
Albany Methodists celebrate the 30th annlver-
sary of their church. Page 4.
Bill prepared by Marlon County Bar Associa
tion to tax franchises. Page 4.
Bill proposed for reorganising the State Land
Board and defining how lieu land shall be
selected. Pase 4.
Oriental liner Ir.drapura arrives with a big
cargo. Page S.
Loaded ship has narrow escape from Clatsop
beach during thick fog. Page S.
Ko direct bag ships from Calcutta this year
A. B. Hammond's new ste.imor nearlng com
pletion in the East. Page 8.
Portland and VieinJty.
Attempt may be made to hold up Governor
elect's Inaugural. Page 14.
St. David's Episcopal Church Is dedicated.
Creamery men seek to change "tub butter"
law. Page 14.
Memorial service In honor of the late Solomon
Hlrsch- Page 14. '
County Clerk Field's report shows saving to
county of $78SS. Page S.
North End saloon starts to sell soda water.
Active work of East Side Improvement Asso
ciations. Page 8.
Mayor "Williams will not appoint special po
licemen under new charter. Page 14.
Hunt Club directors to act on John Creash's
protfgt. Page 5. - "
Football season comes to an end. Page 5.
Consolidation of Oregon Tacht Club and 'Port
land Rowing Club discussed. Page 5.
Manager "Vlgneux makes an offer to Jay An
drews. Page 0.
Session to Be' Resumed
OMNIBUS STATEHOOD BILL
To Be Many Long Speeches
A FEW ARE IN FAVOR OF IT
Appropriation Bill Are Not Yet
Ready for Presentation, and the
House Will Kill Time Until
Committees Get Reports In.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. Many of tho
Senators who left Washington for tho
Christmas holidays are still absent, and
the presont indications are that when
business is resumed at noon tomorrow
there will not be a very full attendance.
Before the week Is far advanced, however,
the Senate will again be in regular work-
I lng order and there will be little cessa-
I tion of -work before March 4. The predic
tion is general that the remainder of the
session will be exceedingly busy because
of. the number of Important questions
which will be presented for consideration,
before final adjournment.
During the present week and for some
time to come the omnibus statehood bill
will be the chief topic of discussion on tha
floor, but under the unanimous agreement
by which the bill was made the unfinished
business, it cannot be taken up any day
before 2 o'clock. It Is the purpose dtthe
friends of the bill to press consideration
and not to allow the bill to be sidetracked
unless under very great pressure. The
present purpose Is to give way only for
appropriation bills, but there are now no
appropriation bills on the Senate calen
dar. It Is the purpose of the Senatorial
leaders, and especially of those who op
pose the statehood bill, to press appropria-
j tion bills tp the front as much as pos
I The committee on pensions will immedi
ately take up the Legislative, Executive
and Judicial appropriation bill, and it will
be reported to the Senate as soon as pos
sible. It is a bill which demands consid
erable investigation, and it is not probable
! that it will reach the Senate much before
; the middle of the month. When It Is re
ported the committee will seek to secure
Its immediate consideration.
According' to the arrangement made be
fore the holidays, the debate on the state
hood bill will be resumed at 2 o'clock
tomorrow. Senator Nelson, of Minnesota,
being the first speaker on the list- He is
a member of tho committee on territories,
and In addition to his opposition to the
admission of the Territories of New Mex
ico and Arizona, he Is a stanch advo
ca'te for the admission of Oklahoma and
Indian Territory as one state, which was
reported by the majority of the commit
tee a3 a substitute for th'e omnibus hill.
He has carefully prepared a speech, and
its delivery probably will, require the
greater part of two days. Senator Burn
ham will be heard next, and he will prob
ably speak for two days or more. Other
Republican Senators have agreed to speak
in opposition to the bill, and It Is now" ex
pected there will be no fewer than 13
anti-statehood speeches before considera
tion of the measure- Is concluded. Soma
speeches in support of the bill are prom
ised, but the indications are somewhat
against delivery of any of them during
the present week, though It is positive
that Senator Foraker, who is an earnest
advocate of the omnibus bill, may bo
heard some time within the next few
The time of the Senate each day before
2 o'clock will be earnestly contested for,
among the measures &eeking early atten
tion being tho militia bill, the immigra
tion bill, the eight-hour Government labor
bill and the Philippine currency bill. Sen
ator Proctor has given -notice that he will
call up the militia bill Monday morning
as soon as the routine business is dis
posed of, and he will try to "keep this
bill to the front until action can be se
cured. Some features of the measure aro
sharply antagonized, sc that it may pro
voke considerable debate.
There also is a disposition to amend tho
immigration bill. The supporters of this
measure do not yet seem inclined to con
cede the changes demanded.
Senator Lodge, as chairman of the com
mittee on the Philippines, has given notice
that he will press the currency bill as
rapidly as possible, and expresses con
fidence in Its passage before the session
grows much older.
Senator McComas will urge considera
tion of the eight-hour bill.
The committee on foreign relations, it
is expected, will take up the Cuban treaty
at Its meeting this week, but it is doubt
ful whether It will be, reported during the
week. It has not been decided whether
there will be any hearings on the treatv.
Thus far no formal request for thsm has
been made, and probably none will bo
sought until after the beet-sugar conven
tion, which Is to be held In this city dur
ing the week. Senator CuIIom says ho
will ask the Senate to give the treaty ita
attention at as early a day as prac
ticable after it shall be reported.
A large number, of new bills and" resolu
tions will be Introducsd at the beginning'
of the session tomorrow, among them a
joint resolution by Senator Morgan direct
ing the Executive Department to ceasa ne
gotiations with the government of Colom
bia for the right of way for an isthmian
canal, and to close agreements with Costa
Rica and Nicaragua for the construction
of a canal by the Nicaragua route.
On Tuesday, during the morning hour,
Senator Hoar will address the Senate in
support of his anti-trust bill. It Is prob
able that his speech will give rise to more
or less debate, but any discussion on this
subject must cease after 2 o'clock. unles3
unanimous consent should be procured to
delay the statehood bill for a time.
Mexican Smelter Strike.
LAREDO, Tex., Jan. 4. At Monterey,
Mexico, 250 of the employes of the largo
Guggenheim smelter have gone out on
strike because of dissatisfaction with a
new system of pay. About GOO others ar&