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'UBLICAN. r leiTitorial Library, I16 SE ENTII YEAR. PIICENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER G, 1896. VOL. VII. NO. 170. TH HE1 CONGRESS READY FOR WORK To Convene Tomorrow for the Short Session. Nothing of Importance Is Expected to be Done Before March 4, Al though the Calendars Contain Many Bills. WASHINGTON, Dec. o. Congress mnvurH on Mondav for a session of about working days, J nothing of importance beyond the pas-; c-o era rT tha roinilnr q nnrnnri nil nn n 1 1 ' R ' sage ol tne regular appropriation oii:s; is cAycticu i ""W"' counting and announcement of the1 electoral vote. While it is little more than a for mality, the declaration of the election of McKinley and Hobart as president and vice-president for the four years from the 4th of March next, which con gress will make in joint session in the hall of the house through Vice-President Stevenson, sitting beside Speaker Reed, will be the most important thing done at the coming short ses sion. Now that the evolution of our gov ernmental system has left the elector al college no more right to exercise that freedom of choice which it was originally intended to exercise, and which it still has the legal right to do, it is difficult to remember that it is not the president and vice-president, but the electors who were chosen on the 3d of November, and that McKinley and Hobart will not be elected presi dent and vice-president until the elec tors in every state have met and bal loted, their ballots have been brought to the vice-president, and, on the day appointed, taken, under his direction, to the hall of the house, escorted by the senate in solemn procession, and counted and ' announced from the speaker's desk in the presence of the joint session of the two houses. Until then Mr. McKinley is not, strictly speaking, .even president-elect or Mr. Hobart vice-president-elect, and if either should die before the elec toral college meets there would be no official record of the fact that a major ity of the voters of the country ex pressed on the November election day the wish that- McKinley: sliould be president or Hobart vice-president, as the case might be. While this ceremony is of immwase importance, legally and officially, it is of so much less importance practically than it might liave been in former days that it is not taken into account at all in the minds of the public men here, who are ail talking of McKinley as the next president and acting ac cordingly. It ijS.President McKmley's policy and Preijident McKInley's cabi net they are interested in. - .'7 There are, on the several calendars of the house, 1,465 bills reported from the various committees, and the propor tion which will pass at the coming ses sion must be, necessarily, almost in finitesimal. Most of them are, of course, private bills (of which there are 1,100), but there are also 2S6 bills on the calendar on the state of the Union, and ninety-nine public bills on the reg ular house calendar. Some of these are of very great public importance and those interested will no doubt do all in their power to secure action up on them. The powers lodged in the hands of the committee on rules, which give the members of that committee control of the house programme, will make that committee the practical ar biter of what shall be submitted to the house for its action. That committee is- composed, as at present constituted, of the speaker, Mr. Henderson, of Iowa; Mr. Dalzell, of Pennsylvania. and Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee. The death of ex-Speaker Crisp creates a va cancy at 'the head of the minority of J the committee, which must be filled by the speaker. The names principally mentioned in connection with the va-! cancy are Mr. Bailey, of Texas; Mr. Catchings, of Mississippi; Mr. Turner, of Georgia; Mr. Richardson, of Tennes see, and Mr. Dockery, of Missouri. The bill which, in many respects, is fraught at this time with most interest, and which will press hardest for con sideration, is the Pacific railroad fund ing bill. The first of the bonds guar anteed by the government are payable early in the coming year, and either an extension or a foreclosure stares the roads in the face. For eight years funding bills have occupied a good share of the attention of congress. The present bill, of which Mr. Powers, of Vermont, is the author, was reported shortly before the close of the last ses sion. Everything will be done by those in terested in it to secure consideration. The friends of the Nicaragua canal are also bending every energy to secure action on the bill reported by Mr. Doo- little, which provides for a guarantee by the United States of $100,000,000 of bonds for the construction of the canal. A Republican United States senator, who has been in the city for the past two weeks, and who has made it a point to call upon and talk with every senator of his party, who was either here before him or has come since, states that he is positive there will be no tariff legislation at this coming ses- sion, and that an extra session will be called by the 15th of March. This, he feels well satisfied, will be the line of action, or rather inaction, decided up on by the party caucus. He is also confident that, at the extra session, the tariff bill which will be framed will be put through, provided there is no Dem ocratic filibuster, in three months' time, and that the extra session will be adjourned certainly before the 1st of July. Reports from California show that Republicans there are trying to unit in an effort to force President-elect !ZTi gtate Foster. who had recently made .......... ( n , it t th islands, is now on his Wav past and interviews w th h m in dicate that he is to take an active part in forcing this scheme upon the new administration, i Mr. Cooper, the minister for foreign affairs of Hawaii, is in Washington for con8ultation ,itn Mlnister Hatch. Various excuses have been offered for his mission to the United States at this time, but in none of the interviews published has he admitted that he is here to try to negotiate an annexation treaty. Minister Hatch says he is sim ply coming here to discuss Hawaiian matters, and that the main object of his visit is to inspect various Hawaiian consulates in this country. There is little doubt, however, that Mr. Cooper has come to work up in terest in the annexation question with the new administration. Mr. McKinley s wishes as to what shall be done the coming short ses sion will 'outweigh in the Republican caucuses any. adverse arguments, however important. This is why, after hearing from Canton, all the Republican leaders with very few exceptions notably Senators Quay and Cameron making expression of the special requests of Pennsylvania have fallen in with the McKinley programme of attempting no tariff legislation at the coming ses sion, but calling an extra session of the next congress in the spring to pass, as soon as possible, a general tariff bill. SOUTHERN PACIFIC ACCEDES. Immigrant Business West Reduced to a Normal Basis. CHICAGO, Dec. 5. Word is received from Chairman Caldwell of the West ern Passenger Association, who is in New York, that he had obtained the signature of the Southern Pacific com pany to the agreement of California immigrant commissions in future. These commissions will be reduced to a normal basis and the advisory com mittee of the western emigrant clear ing house has been relieved of a load of trouble. The first meeting of the rate commit tee, which was formed to allow the general freight agents to consider the general business of rates and report their recommendations to the board of administration, recently organized, was held yesterday. J. M. Johnson, freight traffic manager of the Rock Is land system, was elected chairman. A new time table has been arranged by the Great Northwestern road from St. Paul which will greatly shorten the time between Chicago and Piget Sound points. The time from Chicago to Portland will be three and a half days. ALFALFA PROFITS. James P. Livingston Seemingly Want ed to Take All of Them. ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 5 James P. Livingston, a young mam-hailing from California, who sought fortune by rais ing alfalfa on the McKenzie ranches at Snow Mass creek, was brought back here from Glenwood Springs at noon today by a sheriff s officer. Young Livingston leased the ranch last spring and gathered his crops some time ago. Last week he shipped hay and yesterday sold it, receiving $300. Whether the young man forgot that there was nearly that much due as rent for the ranch is conjectural, but at all events he did not pay Mrs. Mc Kenzie, but instead flagged last night's Rio Grande train down the road and started for California. At Glenwood Springs he was stopped by a tele graphic warrant from here charging him with leaving the state with in tent to defraud his creditors. MISSED THE TRAIL. William Brown, a Miner, Wandered Around and Froze His Feet. ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 5 William Brown, a miner, who is leasing the Montezuma mine above Ashcroft, was hroueht here last nieht with both feet i badly fr0Zen. It may be necessary to aulnutate them.. The unfortunate man left Sunday for the mine. He reached Ashcroft, but beyond there he got lost and, missing the trail, wandered around in a circle. O'SULLIVAN THE MAN. New Register of the United Land Office atTrescott. States WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. The presi dent has appointed Polk W. O'Sullivan register of the land office at Prescott, Arizona. GATHERING AT THE CAPITAL Politicians and Cabinet Makers Co There From Canton. Mark Hanna on the Scene Preparing for the inaugural Ball Dingley, Bliss and Payne for Members of the Cabinet. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. M. A. Han- na chairman nf thfv RpnnllinQn TXa "tee, accompanied by H. C. Payne of Wisconsin, arrived in Washineton at 7:40 o'clock todav His 'first act was to Inspect the new congressional library building, with a view to its acceptance or rejection as a place for the inauguration ball. Mr. Payne said in reply to a question as to the report concerning Hanna's intention to call upon Senator Sher man as agent of McKinley, with a view of offering the senator the state department portfolio, he had no doubt Hanna would make a social call upon the senator, but if he should do so the incident need have no special sig nificance, as they were personal and political friends. Mr. Hanna was besieged by news paper men all day, but he laughingly declined to discuss cabinet rumors or to say anything about the reports to the effect that Mr. McKinley had de cided upon an extra session.' The arrival of many prominent Re publicans in the city, many of whom have been at Canton,' has caused an unusual amount of cabinet talk, some of which assumed quite a definite character today. One senator who is high in the councils of his party, stated that three positions seemed to be pretty well settled, and -that Nelson Dingley of Maine, now chairman of the wa;s and means committee, seemed to be slated for secretary of the treasury. Mr. Dingley, if was said, has the matter under considera tion. The other two men who were considered as quite sure of cabinet places were Cornelius N. Bliss of New York for secretary of the navy, and Henry C. Payne of Wisconsin for postmaster-general or secretary of the in terior. W. J. BRYAN, HISTORIAN. The Boy Orator Writes a Book on the Campaign. LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 5. A repre-j sentative of the Associated Press learned today that the title of W. J. Bryan's book is to be, "The First Bat tle." In the preface he states his reasons for writing the work in the fol lowing words: "The campaign of 1896 was a re markable one, whether we measure it by the magnitude of the issue involved or by the depth of the interest aroused, I have been led to undertake the present work by a desire felt by myself, and expressed by others, to have the more important events of the campaign put in permanent form for the convenience of the people who have taken part in the contest, and for the use of those who shall have hereafter a desire to review the strug gle. The amount of work done by the advocates of free coinage is beyond computation and the number of those who took an active part in the contest is too great for enumeration. These facts, together with the diffculty in choosing between so many meritorious speeches, have compelled me to limit quotations to addresses made and pa pers issued by persons-etanding in an official or semi-official capacity, and to have the principal speeches deliv ered by myself. I have added a brief history of the campaign, including a discussion of the election returns and the significance thereof. . It has also been thought best to narrate the part taken by me in the silver agitation prior to the convention and at the re quest of the publishers, I have in cluded a biographical sketch written by Mrs. Bryan." It is understood that the publishers, W. D. Conkey & Co., of Chicago, will issue the book in the early part of January. NOT SO BAD. Estimate of the Damage Done by the wiscuuaiu J.'iuuua. MILWAUKEE, Dec. 5. A special to the Evening Wisconsin from Eau Claire says: The local office of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul esti mates the flood damages as follows: The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, $50,000, on account of loss of business I and damage to track; the farmers be- low Durand, on livestock, hay and grain, $15,000. The last figures are probably too high, as $10,000 will doubtless cover the damages at Chip pewa Falls. It will be seen that Chip pewa Falls suffered the least of all. Above Durand and Chippewa Falls there was no damage. BOUQUETS FOR SHARKEY. The Sick Pug Receives Flowers From Admiring Lady Friends. "SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5 The ex citement caused by the Fitzsimmons Sharkey (fight has abated and even pop ular interest in the final disposition of the $10,000 nurse is waning. Sharkey is still in bed and receives visitors in a room filled with flowers, the gifts of admiring female friends. He confidently expects to receive the purse soon, although neither side made any move today. Fitzsimmons says he will remain here only until the suit for the purse is determined and that he will there after be at Dan Stuart's disposal. THE POPS IN DANGER. Middle-of-the-Road Fellows Think the Democrats Have Designs. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 6. Chairman Rosenheimer, the People's Party state committeeman, has issued a call for a general conference of Populists in this city December 20. The call says it has been demon strated that educational work by the People's Party at the last election all but crystallized its ideas into law. "The silver Republicans and all other money reformers are requested to par ticipate in the conference. The middle-of-the-road Populists be lieve the call indicates a movement by which the Democrats hope to finally absorb the Populist party in this state. BIG MINES SOLD. Two in the Couer d'Alene District of Montana. HELENA, Mont., Dec. 5. The sale of the Helena and. Frisco mine in the Couer d'Alene district was today con summated. The Exploring company, London, England, is the purchaser. The mine was recently examined by Hamilton Smith of London, in Com pany with Messrs. Hauser & Holter, the principal owners. The purchase price is $2,225,000. The negotiations were conducted and closed in Helena by W. G. Chalmers, of Fraser & Chalmers, Chicago. THE BOY GOES CLEAR. Shot His Step-Father to Save His Mother's Life. RED BLUFF, Cal., Dec. 5. Joseph Sousa, the 9-year-old boy who killed ! Ms step-father, A. C. Nunes, was dis- barged from custody today on motion 01 lne aistnct a"orney- wunes was beating nis wife' and the boy- fearing nis motner wouia ne Kinea, seizea a gun and shot his step-father. ONE FARE ONLY. Passenger Associations Agree to This for the Inauguration. CHICAGO, Dec. 5. The managers of the lines of the joint traffic associa tion have approved the recommenda tion of the central passenger commit tee, regarding the rates for the inau guration of Major McKinley as presi dent of the United States. The rate will be one fare for the round trip. CRITICALLY ILL. Ex-Congressman Horr Is a Very Sick Man at Plainfield, N. J. NEW YORK, Dec. 5 Ex-Congress man Roswell G. Horr is seriously ill at his home in Plainfield, N. J., with bronchitis and a complication of other diseases. He took an active part in the campaign and made many speeches in different parts of the country. His physicians consider his case critical. DOUBLY FORTUNATE. The Governor-Elect of Illinois Is Also a Husband-Elect. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Dec. 5. The marriage of John R. Tanner. governor- eIect of iiiinoiSj and Miss Cor-a Edith ,. . - . ... ... jiigxisii ui oyuusueiu, win uccui ou December 10 at high noon. Miss English is the daughter of Fur ney English, a prominent business man of Springfield. THE SILVER MARKET. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5. Silver bars, 65; Mexican dollars, 5152. FOR WAYS THAT ARE DARE The Hing Chung Woey and Its College Graduates. Chinese Protective Society With a Strong Organization In America Wants to Esxabllsh a Constitu tion for China. LONDON, Dec. 5. Sun Yat Sen, the Chinese doctor who was kidnaped" by the officials of the Chinese legation here and who was subsequently re leased upon the demand of the Marquis of Salisbury, has published an article here in which he says the value of XA Hung Chang's head will be determined by the value of the information he nas taken to China anent the doings 'and . power of the Chinese abroad. Sun Yat Sen says he was. the leader of a conspiracy at Canton in 1895 "to establish a constitution for China. The society which he belongs to Is the Hing Chung Woey, meaning, "Chinese Protective society." He Says it is a powerful organization in America, with a center at San Fran cisco and headquarters in New York. Sun Yat Sen further states thaOhe American chief is Walter Fong, the first Chinese graduate at Stamford, Conn., and that his principal colleagues are graduates of Yale, Harvard 'and other universities. OUT ALL NIGHT. The Jury in a Criminal Fails to Agree. Libel Case SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5. The Jury -that tried Thomas H.. Williams onthe : charge of criminally libeling Superior Judge Hebard by publishing before election a circular letter reflecting .on Hebard's integrity, had not agreed" on a verdict when brought into court to day, after being locked up all night. The jury stood eleven for convic tion and one man for acquittal, and he would hold out twenty years before agreeing to convict. The jury was again locked up, ,". FOR SLRETARY OF WAR. Michigan Politicians See McKinley in Alger's Interests. CANTON, O., Dec: 5.-4,4 large dele gation of prominent Michigan politi cians held a conference, with Major McKinley; today. One of the number said in so many words tiat they were endeavoring to advance the chances of General Alger for the v;ar portfolio. NEWS FROM THE PORKS. D. B. Robinson and Pary Were There Yesterday Moraine. ASH FORK, Ariz., Dec. 5. (Spe cial.) D. B. Robinson, president of the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad, is here in his private car and will leave this morning for the Cwigress mfne. He and his party will visit all points of interest on the S. F., I'. A P. Mr. Robinson is accompanied by Mr. Dupee and son, of the ifirm of Schwartz & Dupee, Chicago, 111.; Mr. Thompson and Mr. Beach, of Chicago. President F. M. Murphy of the S. F., P. & P., stopped ever night here and will accompany Mr. Robinson and party to Phoenix. Arrivals at the Depot hotel: S. Fred Knight, Phoenix; Emil Arner, Kansas City; H. Kemp, San Francisco; B. A. Tomlinson, St. Louis; A. S. Eskridge, St. Louis; C. H. Cosier, Topeka, Kan.; J. H. Clinkseades. San Dw-jo, Cal.; Mr. E. J. Austin, Prescott; Mr. A. Corbin, Plainfield, 111. . NO FOOD FOR CATTLE. Recent Storms in Nebraska Left Ice and No Gras. OMAHA, Dec. 6. Cattlemen in the range country are beginning to get a little nervous in regard to the pros pects. The direct damage to stock from the storm will not be as great if the remainder of the winter should be favorable. The range is all covered with ice, and cattle can rustle nothing. What Nebraska cattlemen are fearful of is. that they will run out of feed be fore spring and there is little doubt but that many will. COWBOYS FOR CUBA. Reported That an Expedition Is Pre paring to Start. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Dec. 5 It is reported here that an expedition of over 200 Texas cowboys is about ready to depart from Point Isabel, on the lower gulf coast, near the Mexican line, for Cuba. The expedition was organized by an agent of the Cuban insurgents, who has been in this part of the state for several weeks. A large quantity of arms and ammunition will be taken by the party.