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FOR TWO NEW STATES
NEW MEXICO TO COME IN ALONE Statehood Bill as Passed by the Senate Consolidates Oklahoma and Indian Territory as the State of Okla homa and Admits New Mexico Separately. Washington, Feb. B.—After a con Unuous sitting of almost nine hours the Senate at 8:45 o’clock last night passed the joint statehood bill. As passed the bill provides for the admis sion of the state of Oklahoma, to bo composed of Oklahoma and Indian Ter ritory; and New Mexico, according to the present boundaries, with Arizona eliminated. The long session was characterized : by many surprises. Beginning promptly upon the convening at 12 o'clock, the Senate proceeded to considor the various amend in outs which had been suggested by the cominitteo on terri tories and which had been passed over. One of the first of these taken up was the amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in what is now the Indian Territory for the next ten years and this was displaced by a substitute offered by Mr. Gallluger, which ex tended the prohibition to tbo entire state for twenty-one years. The substitute was carried by a vote of 55 to 20. There was ao division on party lines on the vote. The first surprise came when the .committee accepted Mr. Foraker's amendment providing for a separate vote by each of the territories of Ari zona and New Mexico on the constitu tion to be adopted by the proposed state of Arizona. That provision had scarcely been made a part of the bill When Mr. Bard presented his amend ment, which had originally been of fered by Mr. Patterson, und which pro vided for the admission of New Mexico as a state without the addition of Ari zona. This amendment proved to be the point around which all. the subse quent proceedings of importance re volver It was at first adopted by a close vote of 42 to 40. -Thiß vote was taken while the Senate was sitting in committee of the whole and was re versed in the Senate proper by the tie vote of 38 to 38. Subsequently the Senate derided by a vote of 38 to 36 to entirely eliminate ■New Mexico and Arizona from the bill and this result had hardly been an nounced when Mr. Bard, In a slightly changed form, renewed his proposition for the admission of New Mexico as a state, and this time the amendment prevailed by the vote of 40 to 37. One of the affirmative votes was, however, cast by Mr. Beveridge, in charge of the bill, for the purpose of moving the re consideration of the vote. He was prompt in entering the motion as soon as the result was announced, but his motion was laid on the tabic by a vote of 39 to 38. The effect was to elimin ate Arizona from the bill and to estab lish a state of New Mexico and an other of Oklahoma and Indian Terri tory. In this form the bill was passed. The vote on the amendment for the separate admission of New Mexico was carried, 42 to 40. The bill as amended pastil without division. It originated in the House and will therefore have to go to con ferenoe. NEW MEXICO HAPPY. Rejoices That Senate Hai Passed Bill for Separate Statehood. Santa Fe. N. M.. Feb. B.—There is j but one vo'ce in Santa Fe to-day, and J that iB a voice of thanksgiving that ' after more than fifty years of waiting ' ■New Mexico will be admitted as a state | under its present name and within its present boundaries. Governor Otero said: , . •Words can hardly express by de , light over this triumph for New Mex ico. We felt keenly the aspersions that Arizona cast upon this territory, and let me assure you that New Mex ico was Just as much opposed to Joint ure with Arizona as Arizona was to jointure with New Mexico. The future looks bright indeed. New Meico’s star is in the ascendency. No other state will ever need to be ashamed of New Mexico as a sister state.” Col. Max Frost, publisher of the Daily New Mexican and secretary of the Territorial Bureau of Immigration, said: . "After all the other dally newspa pers, and even our delegate to Con gress, had espoused Joint statehood, the New Mexican alone kept up a de termined fight for the cause of single statehood. The foundation has been laid for a prosperous state, and upon this foundation the future will rear a glorious commonwealth.” H. O. Bursum. chairman of the Re publican central committee of New Mexico, said: “The people of the territory gener ally are very much gratified, in fact, the sentiment is almost unanimous in favor of statehood. A constitution un der single statehood will meet no op position from the people. The new state will enter the Union under the most favorable conditions, in addition to the Impetus which will be given ev ery Industry and enterprise. In the same trend spoke Territorial Secretary James W. Reynolds, John S. Clark, president of the Legislative Council; Carl A. Dalles, speaker of the House, and among the Democrats, Charles L. Ballard, Judge N. B. ’ling General Charles F. Easley, while among the Spanish-speaking leaders and people enthusiasm ran equally as high. Oklahoma Pleased. Oklahoma City. Okla.. Feb. B—The announcement that the Senate has * passed the statehood hill providing for Joint admission of Oklahoma and In dian Territory is creating great enthus iasm In both territories. The Galiinger prohibition amendment is arousing a great deal of interest and considerable opposition la expressed, but there ap pears no doubt that the enabling act Will be accepted, even if this provision is not stricken out in conference. Brick Works Burned. Denver. Feb. B—Fire almost entirely consumed the extensive manufactur ing plant of the Denver Pressed Brick Company at an early hour this morn ing. The works occupy two blocks, from West Sixteenth to West Eigh teenth streets, between Clay and Dale Court. Morrison & Co. owned the works. They are extensive manufac turers of pressed and fancy brick and pottery. It was Impossible to estimate the loss, but It was expected to reach from $30,000 to $40,000. DOINGS AT WASHINGTON While President Roosevelt approves of the Esch-Townsend railroad freight bill pending before the House, it is un derstood that he would like to have incorporated In It stronger provisions relating to private car line.*. The Interior Department has tem porarily withdrawn from all forms of disposal 230,000 acres of public lands In the Bozeman, Montana, land dis trict, on account of the Madison river project of irrigation, and 345,000 acres in the Carson City, Nevada, land dis trict, on account of the Truckee-Car son irrigation project. Senator Crane has introduced a bill appropriating $250,000 for the estab lishment of a leprosarium for the seg regation of lepers and to prevent the spread of disease in States. It is provided that the institution shall be situated ou some abandoned mili tary reservation or other suitable site owned by the United States. Emperor Nicholas received at Tears koe-Selo a deputation of five workmen from the various printing works. He questioned each man closely regarding the character of work and the hours of employment, expressed satisfaction with those who had conscientiously performed their duty and said he hoped to visit the establishment In person. Attorney General Moody has ap pointed Judsou Harmon of Cincinnati, who was attorney general during the second administration of President Cleveland, and Frederick N. Judson, a prominent lawyer of St. Ixiuls, to iu vestigate the alleged action of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad In granting rebates to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. The employ ment is with the view of taking legal proceedings against the company if. after investigation, such proceedings teem justified. Senator lying made a speech In com raittee of the whole in favor of the statehood hill as It stands. He devoted attention especially to Oklahoma's claims to statehood, saying that by ev ery test and standard it Is entitled to admission to the Union. Mr. lying de scribed the conditions In Indian terri tory as most unwholesome, saying there were no fewer than 60,000 white children in that territory who had no school facilities. Mr. Iy>ng also ad vised the consolidation of Arizona and Few Mexico into one state. The House Committee on Public I.ands ordered a favorable report on Representative Brooks’ 64<*-acru home stead bill, making It conform in all essential features to the bill recently reported for South Dakota. That fea ture of the bill permitting settlers who have made homestead entry under present laws to increase their entries to an aggregate area of 640 acres, va.- amended to apply only to settlers In that part of Colorado affected by the Brooks bill, and It was stipulated thai any additions to present homesteads shall be of lands lying adjacent thereto. As the hill was originally drawn, this right to make additional homestead entries was extended to any settler on arid lands between the 100th and 105th meridians, either in Colorado or ad joining states. Through bis counsel. Judge Swayno on the 3d in&t. made formal response in the Senate to the articles of Im peachment voted by tlie House of Rep- I resentatives. The answer was a lor ' inidahle document in point of size. | Each of the twelve articles of Ini peachnicnt was answered at length. In every ease the lad charged was ad milled, but explained from Judge Swayne's point of view, and. in addi tion, it was contended that even if the conditions were true as charged, they were not of a character to justify pro ceedings for Impca* hment for "high I crimes* and misdemeanors." The an I swer was read by former Senator I Thurston, and when he concluded the Senate Issued an order requiring the I House to file its formal reply by the I next Monday and directed that all the ! pleadings should be In by February 9th I .so that the trial might proceed on Feb I ruary 10th. j Attorney General Moody has issued a letter of instruction to all United States attorneys requiring a strict en forcement of the railroad safety appli ance laws enacted for the promotion of the safety of the traveling public, as well aa for the protection of the em ployes. Tn this letter the attorney gen eral cites the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Johnson against the Southern Pacific company. Involving the construction of the ‘'au tomatic car coupler act,” and calls at tent lon to the rulings of the court that locomotives are comprised within the term “any car,” as used in the act; that the act forbids the use of cars which cannot be coupled together auto matlcally by impact, the object being to obviate the necessity of going be tween the ends of cars to couple or uncouple; them, and that the act ap plies to cars used in Interstate corn merce, whether empty or loaded. Representative Mondell, chairman of the committee on irrigation in the House, Is arranging for a visit of mem bers of the House and Senate irrlga lion committee to Irrigated districts of the West during the coining recess of Congress. It is the intention of mem bers of the committee to visit vari ous irrigation projects in course of construction by the reclamation scrv ico under the national Irrigation act. The visitors will assemble at Omaha early in June, proceed to El Paso. Texas, and from there visit the Hondo and Engle projects in Now Mexico, then go to Roosevelt. Arizona, and visit the Tonto project, thence the I#u guna, California, and thence byway of San Francisco to Hazen, Nevada, whore, June 17tli. they will witness the turning of water on 50,000 acres cf arid land. The visitors will then go to Salt iJike to examine the proposed Utah Lake and other enterprises in the Salt Lake valley, and possibly may run down to Gunnison. Colorado, to visit the Gunnison tunnel project. Re turning to Salt Lake, they will then go to Idaho, where they will examine the Minidoka project on Snake river, and the proposed Boiso-Payette project Projects in Washington and Oregon will then be visited and the commit tees will return East byway of Bill Inga, Montana, and Cody, Wyoming, where the Shoshone reservoir project will be examined. The Senate passed the House Joint resolution authorizing the director of tl.o census to publish additional sta tistics relating to cotton. It also pro vldes for gathering statistics relating to marriage and divorce. In the Senate Mr. I#odge presented a petition from 1.642 Christian En deavor societies, representing all the stales and territories of the Union, asking that the President be author : zed to invite the governments of the world to appoint delegates to an inter national congress to meet at stated Intervals to deliberate upon questioas of common Interest. WOULD EXPEL PLATT ON THE CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY Mr. Post of Michigan Files With Presi dent of the Senate a Petition to Have New York Senator Expelled. —Alleges He Is Party to an Illegal Combine of Express Companies. Washington. Feb. B.—C. W. Post of Battle Creek, Michigan, who has Inter ested himself largely in the establish ment of a parcels post system, to-day filed with President pro tern Frye of •he Senate a petition for the expulsion of Senator Thomas C. Platt from the Senate. The petition is based on the asser . lon that Mr. Platt as executive officer of the United States Express Company .s a party to a conspiracy to maintain identical rates among express compa nl for arficles shipped over their .ires, and he asserts that Platt has de clared that ho will oppose all legisla tion injuriously affecting this com pany’s interests. Mr. Post charges the six express companies of the United States with conspiring to violate the anti-trust act jy monopolizing the express business of tho country and fixing the rates. He alleges that "by reason of unlawful comblnatiou the express companies aave maintained charges for all the lifferent kinds of business far in ex ass of reasonable rates, and they have jeen collecting and are now annually .ollecting from the people of the Jnlted States, and from the banks, rust companies and other financial in titutlons and from publishers of books ;nd others having frequent occasion to cquire the service of express com pa les, hundreds of thousands of dollars •ver and above Just compensation for he service which they render.” He then mentions the Post check :urrency bills which have for several ears been before Congress, and says .iat by the plans proposed in them ,iueb of the business of sending small urns of money through tho malls, /hich is now transacted by the ex ress companies, would be taken from hem to their injury, but the benefit.nl he people of the United States and the overnment, which itself pays many housands of dollars every year to the xpress companies for services, which t is one of the objects of such bills to ender unnecessary.” Mr. Post charges that In his capacity -f president of the United States Ex ress Company, Senator Platt is par iclpatlng in the conspiracy charged. SPECIAL MESSAGE. .’resident Recommends Thorough Sur vey of the Philippines. Washington. Feb. 9.—The President ias sent a special message to Congress which is, in part, as follows: "Circumstances have placed under he control of this government the .'hlllppino archipelago. Tho islands of hat group present as many interesting ind novel questions with respect to heir ethnology, their fauna and flora md their geology and general re ources aB any region of tho world. At ny request the National Academy of Sciences appointed a committee to con idtr and report upon the desirability it instituting scientific explorations of ne Philippine islands.” This report and the draft of a bill providing for surveys accompany the message. The President further says: “Tho scientific surveys wtiich should >e taken go far beyond any surveys or xplorations which the government of he Philippine islands, however, com letely self-supporting, could be ex acted to make. The surveys, while of our.se beneficial to the people of the hilippine islands, should be under iken ns a national work for the lu ormation not merely of the people of he Philippine islands, but of the peo io of this country and of the world. “I recommend, therefore, that pro ision be made for the appointment of i board of surveys to superintend the ational surveys and explorations to (O made in the Philippine Islands, and hat appropriation be made from time o time to meet the necessary expenses f such investigation. It is not prob ible that the survey would be complet d in a less period than that of eight or en years, hut It is well that it should >e begun in the near future.’ He wishes the survey to be con Bid red as a work in the interest of sci nee and not as an expense of the .'hilippine government. Attacks Senator Warren. Cheyenne. Wyo.. Feb. 9.—Wyoming jolitlcs took on a somewhat ruffled rent yesterday, as the result of a oint resolution introduced by a Demo ratlc senator, S. A. D. Keister, In the Senate. The resolution had been pre pared several days In advance and its -ontents were given up to the recital of certain charges against United States Senator Francis E. Warren. The •esolution was offered for passage in he Senate, but it was not read. The clerk got no farther than the opening >entence, when a motion was made to ay the resolution on the table, which was carried by a vote of 18 to 5. There were six charges in the reso lution. the first three being that Sen itor Warren had kept Charles M. Imith, his brother-in-law; Hiram Sapp, i business associate, and Fred E. War en, his son, under government pay as lerks on committees. The other barges state that he leased certain julldlngs In Cheyenne to the govern nent, that he is connected with com panies which have illegally fenced In he public domain, and that he used iis influence to procure a contract rom the government to furnish elec .ric light at Fort D. A. Russell for a company of which he is president. Chicago Tunnel Scandal. Chicago, Feb. 9. —One hundred and fen thousand dollars was drawn from he Chicago National Bank on Febru lry 1, 1898. a day after the Illinois unnel ordinance was passed, and car •ied by three men in an ordinary ’.rather satchel through the busy down own streets of Chicago to the saloon if Powers Sc O’Brien. 170 Madison street, where it was divided among some of the aldermen who voted for the notorious measure. This is the substance of a report which the investigating committee of the Chicago Federation of I-nbor has prepared to secure indictments against •>ome of the boodlers who have es caped from the January grand jury. Three Months’ Sentence. Denver, Feb. 9.—For fraud commit ted at the charter election on Septem ber 22, 1903, “Billy” Green of “Green county’’ fame will serve an additional sentence of three months In the county jail, having pleaded guilty in the West Side Criminal Court yesterday. THE FARM AND RANGE Macaroni, or Durum, Wheat. The experiments now being con ducted by the Colorado experiment sta tion with Durum (commonly known as macaroni) wheat, may be a step towards converting much of the arid land in Colorado into fields of wheat. Durum wheat was introduced into the United States by Prof. M. A. Carlton, cereallst of the Department of Agri culture, and was brought from the arid plains of Russia. In its native land. Durum wheat matures where the rain fall averages seven Inches per annum or about one-half that in Colorado east of the mountains. It is one of the hardest varieties and the ear is heav ily bearded. Many Colorado farmers have been induced to grow this variety of wheat on dry tracts of land where water could not be obtained with good crops. One farmer, in particular, near Platte ville, got forty-seven bushels per acre off of unirrigated land, during the last year. But he met with the .same diffi culty that all the others have. The mil ler would not accept the grain because It is the common belief that it will not make Hour suitable for market. B. F. Hottle, manager of the Llndell mills at Fort Col.ins. has Joined the agricultural department at the college in continuing experiments with this flour through the baking tests. Durum wheat has been milled by Mr. Hottle and the flour has been tried in both breed and biscuit tests In competition with tho best flour on the market. Du rum wheat flour has no superior. Mr. Hottle is accepting Durum wheat nt his mill at the same price as the other varieties and has received or ders from out of the state for Durum flour, which he has difficulty In filling because of scarcity of the grain. The farmer from Platteville who raised for ty-seven bushels of Durum wheat to the acre on unlrrigated land, hauled his wheat to Fort Collins and got $1.65 a hundred for It. The agricultural department at the college offered a prize for the best loaf of bread made from Durum flour. More than twenty ladies competed in the contest. Mrs. Paddock, wife of Prof. Wendell Paddock, was awarded the prize. Sugar Beet Experiment. Dr. C. O. Townsend, sugar beet ex pert of tho United States Agricultural Department, passed through Denver recently on his return to Washington from Fort Collins, where he had been lecturing nt the “short course" at the Colorado Agricultural College. Experiments for improving sugar beets, now being carried on by the government, formed a portion of the lectures which Dr. Townsend delivered before the class at the college. Speaking of this work, he said: “We are trying to Improve both the see d and the beet, and are trying to eliminate fungus and insect pests. My work Is almost wholly with the fungus, with the diseases of the plant. There are two or three of this class of pests in the United States but you are not bothered much with them in the West. You have tho disease known as “curly top” in some Isolated localities. We have been working upon this for about three years with little progress. As yet, we do not know the cause. One thing has been demonstrated, and that is that the disease never occurs two succeeding years in the name locality. We linve been trying to produce, arti ficially, similar conditions in our effort to find the cause, but have-met with little success. “The development of a single germ seed Is one of the objects which we are s( eking to attain. This will do away witn the hand thinning of the beets, which now constitutes twenty-five per cent, of the cost of growing. We Also are trying to increase the tonnage per acre and have made some progress by fertilization and selection. The aver age tonnage of the whole United States last year was seven tons. This Is very low.” Board of Horticulture. A complete reorganization of the Colorado State Board of Horticulture Is contemplated in a hill introduced by i Sc.iator Crowley. It proposes three important changes over the present law. First, a redis trlcting of tho state for horticultural purposes. Second, increasing the sec retary’s salary from SI,OOO to $2,000. Third, specifying that the secretary of the hoard may or may not he a mem ber of the hoard. The plan for redistricting will In clude the same number of districts as at present, Blx, but they will be differ ently distributed. Instead of having three districts in the northern part of the state and only one In the big Ar kansas valley, the districts will ho di vided as follows: No. I—Boulder.1 —Boulder. Morgan. Larimer, Weld. Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips and Grand. 1 No. 2—Adams, Arapahoe. Denver, Washington. Yuma. Jefferson, Clear Creek. Gilpin, Park. Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne. No. 3—Otero. Bent. Ki«wa, Prowers, Baca and I#as Animas. No. 4—Fremont. Teller, El Paso, Pu eblo, Custer, Huerfano, Chaffee and Lake. No. s—Mesa. Garfield. Rio Blanco, Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Routt. No. G—Delta, Mon»*zuma. Gunnison. Saguache. Costilla. Hio Grande, Cone jos. Archuleta, Hinsdale, Ouray, La ,Plata, Montrose, Dolores and San Mi guel. Provision Is made that the members of the board selected from these six districts shall bo practical horticultur ists of the districts they are to govern. Stockmen's Meeting. The following meetings of live stock associations are announced: February 14-15 Oklahoma Live Stock Association; annual meeting at Guthrie. Feb.# 18—Cope, (''dorado; annual meeting Arickaree Valley Stock Grow ers’ Association. March 14-16 —Annual meeting Colo rado Cattle and Horgo Growers' Asso ciation at Denver. March 21-22 —Annual meeting Texas Cattle Growers’ Association at Fort Worth. May 2—General meeting of stock men to complete organization of Amer ican Stock Growers' \ssoclation, Den ver. May 4—Annual mo ing Cattle Grow ers’ Interstate Executive Committee, Denver. G. J. Spear, the veteran Greeley nurseryman and fruit grower, planted 200 cherry trees la-t year and will put out 200 more this year. Cherry trees that are adapt* 1 to this climate do well and are quick hearers. Some trees will bear a good crop the second or third year after i hinting. Medical authorities say that fresh ripe cherries , are a sure cure for dyspepsia. Plant ‘a few cherry trees- they dor’t require rruch water. PASS RAILWAY BILL POWER TO REGULATE FREIGHTS Senate Passes Esch-Townsend Bill En larging Powers of Interstate Commerce Commission. Washington, Feb. 10.—After nearly four days of discussion the House yes terday, by a vote of 32G to 17, passed the Esch-Townsend bill providing for the regulation of freight rates. The negative vote was made up of eleven Republicans and six Democrats. The closing hours of tho debate were occupied by Messrs. Williams, tho mi nority leader, and Hepburn (Iowa), chairman of the committee which re ported the bill. The speech of Mr. Hepburn was rather In defense of himself. He said that ills deeds and acts were a sufll cient answer to the "lies and slanders" which had been neaped upon him. Tho bill known as the Hepburn bill, he 3uld, had been prepared by the attorney gen eral and he only yielded to his col leagues on the committee on the Esch- Townsend bid because ho did not want dissension. He devoted some time to a strong presentation of the merits of t».e majority measure. Mr. De Armond (Mo.) while admit ting the necessity for legislation, at tacked the Esch-Townsend bill as be ing an Inadequate treatment of tho question. The bill, he said, was sin gularly lacking In its compliance with the recommendations of the President. It did not reach private car lines, and It was not to be supposed that the courts would be eager and searching in the endeavor to find in It something on that subject which its authors them selves could not find. The closing remarks for tho minor ity were made by Mr. Williams (Mis sissippi) who at the outset congratu lated the House upon the fact that not only iu the matter of rale legislation, but in several other particulars, Presi dent Roosevelt, “nominated by the Re publican party and elected by the peo ple,” was beginning to assume a dis tinctly Democratic attitude. He said he had begun to hope that the Presi dent would recommend revision of tho tariff, and that the President would see that It was altogether absurd to keep 20,000 more soldiers than were needed. Addressing himself to the Republi cans, Mr. Williams said they needed nothing more than a marking out of the pathway to follow tho Presldeut, not bccauso he Is a President or a Republican, but because he was outlin ing the proper policy for the Ameri can people. “Oh," he said, atnld Democratic laughter, “I know how non-partisan you are." Mr. Williams said It might be true In some things, as Mr. Grosvenor stated yesterday, that the Democrats "camped to-night where we camped last night,” but he loudly proclaimed, facing tho Republican side, that on this question, "it is you who are camping this year where tho Democrats camped last year.” If, he said, the majority In the House did not follow the President’s recom mendations, it proved the necessity for an automatic coupler between tho White House and the House of Repre sentatives. G. A. R. Committees. Denver, Feb. 10.—General George W. Cook, who is chairman of the execu tive committee having In charge the preparations for the national encamp ment of tho Grand Army of the Re public In Denver during the first week of next September, has announced the sub-committees. Following is a list of the chairmen: Auditing committee. F. G. Patter son, chairman; badges, U. S. Hollis ter, chairman; decorations. Charles McA. Wilcox, chairman; Illuminations, Henry L. Doherty, chairman; enter tainment, U. S. Hollister, chair man; finance, William G. Evans, c-huirman; grand' stands. F. E. Ed brooko, chairman; horses and car riages, John M. Kuykendall, chairman; information, A. W. Ilogle. chairman; invitations, William K. Burchinell, chairman; medical and public com fort. Dr. George W. Curfman. chair man; music, W. H. Conly. chairman; parade, 11. M. Orahood, chairman, press, Robert G. Dill, chairman; print ing, N. .1. O'Brien, chairman; reun ions. John C. Kennedy, chairman; re ception. O. S. Storrs. chairman; trans portation, John A. Beeler, chairman: legislative, Thomas J. Downen, chair man; accommodations. George W. Cook, chairman, and Howard C. Cha pin, vice chairman. Denial by General Miles. Boston. Feb. 10.—In a statement Is sued yesterday concerning the recent discussion of the Imprisonment of Jef ferson Davis at Fortress Monroe in 1865-GG, General Nelson A. Miles says: “The matter has been agitated at different periods during the last forty years, but never before has it been dls cussed In the halls of Congress. As lar as my official action Is concerned, it was directed by the highest author ity; it received the approval of and has never been questioned by my superiors or the government. I have no apology to offer of any kind to any person. The charges that the acts of the high est officials or the government or my self were prompted tor the purpose of humiliating Mr. I>avls or the people as sociated with him 13 puerile, as it is utterly untrue.” Early Battle Expected. Toklo, Feb. 10.—The Impression pre vails here that the impending battle between the armies of Field Marshal Oyania and General Kuropatkln will occur before any material thaw takes place, which would convert the coun try Into a slushy bog, and render the movement of guns, ammunition and stores Impossible until tho. roads harden. Arizona Thankful. Phoenix. Ariz., Feb. 10.—Both houseu of the Legislature passed a concurrent resolution thanking the I'nited States Senate for eliminating Arizona from the statehood bill, and asking the House of Representatives to concur In the amendments affecting this terri tory. Kansas for Woman Suffrage. Topeka. Kas.. Feb. 10.—The Woman Suffrage bill has passed the House by a vote of G 5 to 40. In substance the text Is: "Section 1. That In any election hereafter held in this stat.- for the election of presidential electors, tho right of every citizen to vote therefor shall not be denied or abridged on ac count of sex; a woman may vote at Fuch elections the same as men, under like restrictions and qualifications. "Sec. 2. This act shall take efTcet and be in force from and after its pub lication in the session laws." CONDENSED TELEGRAMS The Marquis of Linlithgow has been appointed secretary for Scotland In the place of Andrew Graham Murray. The United States government did not take possession of the Santo Do mingo custom house as was reported. By a vote of 45 to 10 the California Assembly passed a bill re-ceding tno Yosemlte valley to the federal govern ment. The New Mexico legislature has passed a bill prohibiting roping con tests. It was backed by most of the cattlemen. A strong fight is being waged In Kansas by tho Standard Oil Company against the proposed state refinery. Charges of bribery are freely made. The Sultan of Zanzibar recently ar rived In Paris. He refused to ride in a carriage, saying he preferred tho or dinary omnibus conveyance to bis ho tel. It is now expected that the famous Simplon tunrtcl under the Alps in Switzerland will be completed and opened tor traffic on the 30th of April next. There will be Indoor trotting races at the annual horse fair to be held at the Mudisou Square Garden In New York City during the last week In April. Twenty Porto Rico girls, who were brought over and employed by a St. I .on I s manufacturing company, have Just departed for home. They got homesick. A Joint resolution indorsing Presi dent. Roosevelt's stand on railroad leg islation was unanimously adopted by the Illinois Senate after having passed the House. On February sth President Diaz for mally opened the new hospital In tho City of Mexico in the presence of a great and brllliunt company, including many physicians. The State Senate of Missouri, which is Democratic, adopted the resolution previously passed by the House Indors ing President Roosevelt's stand on railroad legislation. At Palm Beach, Florida, on the 4th Inst, tho Challenger lowered tin; world’s motor boat record by running a mile in 2:05 4-5 against the wind and 2:O4Vs with the wind. t The insurrection in the province of Cordoba in Argentina appears to be suppressed. Vice President Alcorta and other prisoners held by the insur gents have been released. Henry L. Wilson, for some time min ister to Chili, Is at his own request to be transferred and probably will be given a Euroi>can mission. His suc cessor lias not been appointed. John I>. Rockefeller Is to present the Young Men’s Christian Association of Brooklyn with $l<»o.ono If the asso ciation raises an additional sum of $21)0,000 before January 1, PJOG. For tiie first time In tho memory of man. Vineyard Haven, the sheltered harbor of the island of Martha’s Vine yard, on the Massachusetts coast, was completely frozen over on the 4th inst. Tho President has declined to grant the application for pardon filed in behalf of Hiller B. and Samuel A. Groff, convicted of cone piracy to de fraud tho government in connection with the postofllco cases. On tho steamer Shinano Marn. which recently arrived at Victoria. H, C., from Yokahama. were three Jap j anese naval officers en route to Lon don to superintend tin? construction of a IG.OOO-ton battleship being built In England. The proposlllon to authorize the In terstate Commerce Commission to tlx railroad rates was opposed by the re port of the committee on Internal trade and improvements made to tin* New York Chamber of Commerce, the re- i port being adopted. General Malsumara, according to the j Toklo correspondent of the laindon Daily Telegraph, recently died at the front from congestion of the brain. He commanded the operations at 203-Me ter hill, and was decorated and pro moted for heroism. The London Telegraph correspond ent states that 140 of the persons ar rested on January 22d started for Si beria on Monday. Others will follow. It is reported that 100.000 trans Cau casian non-conformists Intend to emi grate to California. A corps of automobile owners has been organized for the German army, the members of which, with their ma chines, are liable to be called out for war duty. They will wear an oilve green uniform, not unlike that of United States army officers. According to statistics gathered by o New York Insurance Company, ihe sura of $10,000,000 was embezzled in the United States in 1004. New York state beaded the list with embezzle ments amounting to $1,55L,585. Cali fornia was next with a total of $1,058,- 825. A great religious revival is in prog rcss in London. It was opened on the 4th inst. by Reuben A. Torrey and Charles M. Alexander, the American evangelists, who addressed an audi ence that filled Royal Albert hall, the largest auditorium in the city, holding 11,000 people. The wife of Maxim Gorky, the Rus slan author, has been permitted to visit him in the fortress of Sts. Peter anil Paul. Gorky is suffering from a slight indisposition due to Imprisonment. He is receiving every attention, a high officer having been specially detailed to look after him. Following tiie complaint of Anthony Comstock of New York, concerning de moralizing FTench pictures being re ceived in America through the French mails, the State Department at Wash ington is seeking the co-operation of the French government to prevent the mailing of objectionable photographs or pictures. Tho Northern railroad of Costa Rica, an American corporation, will take possession of the Costa Rica Railway Company, an English corpor ation, on July 1, 1905, and both com panies will be operated under one; management. Minister Merry says this will tend to advance American in terests, investments and commerce in Costa Rica. Albert G. Wheeler, president of the Illinois Tunnel Company; former City- Clerk William Roeffler, and Assistant City Clerk Edward Erhorn have been indicted by tin- grand Jury in Chicago on a charge of forgery In connection with the franchise for the underground railroad system In the city. Near Montpelier, Ind., on tho 4!h inst.. by the explosion of 2,250 quarts of nitro-glyoerine in one of the maga zines of the American Glycerine Com pany, two men were seriously injured and the concussion was felt for a dis tance cf fifty miles. Houses within a radius of two miles were all more or loss damag' d. SEPARATE STATEHOOD FOR NEW MEXICO ENDANGERED House Republican Conference Decides to Abide by Original House Statehood Bill. Washington. Feb. 11.—Statehood for Oklahoma and New Mexico will not b« granted during this session of Con gress, unless it be on lines provided is the House statehood bill. This was de cided yesterday at a conference of Re publican members of the House. The following resolution, settlnj forth the position, was adopted, 112 to 33, after three hours’ debate. "Resolved, That It Is the seuae of this conference that tho action and policy of the Republican cuucus bc*ld April 15, 1904, touching tho admission of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory as one state und New ilexlco and Ari zona us one state, as provided In tho bill of the House No. 17,719, which bill has been amended by the Senate and Is now pending in tho House commit tee on territories, be insisted upon, and that we insist on such parliamentary proceedings as can bo bad by a ma jority of the House of a special order an can be made and adopted by a ma jority of the House, under which the aforesaid policy of the Republicans of the house will be worked out.” Speaker Cannon is tho author of this resolution. When the conference con vened three proposals were laid be fore It, none of which was adopted 'l he first was a resolution offered by Mr. Dalzell, reciting the history of the statehood legislation in the House anf reaffirming the caucus actiou taken at that time. Another was a resolution by Mr. 91b ley of Pennsylvania, providing that th# statehood bill be made the subject os conference between the two houses. Tho third was an amendment to tho resolution offered by Mr. Tawney. add ing that in such conference the flous* conferees be Instructed to Insist on tho House provisions of the bill. Delegate Rodey of New Mexico made a strong appeal for concurrence in tho Senate bill, but lie did not make any motion to this end. Other speech®* were made by Representatives Dalzell. Hamilton, chairman of the commltteo on territories, und Powers. Delegate McGuire of Oklahoma pleaded for action whereby at least Ok lahoma and the Indian Territory might be admitted. Tho debate was keyed to a high pitch at all times. The ground was taken by those who favored tho HouaA provisions or nothing that the Republi cans of the body would be sacrificing their position taken heretofore to a few Republicans senators who had seen fit to unite witli Hie minority of tho Sen ate, If tho bill as amended was ac cepted. i Chicago Bluebeard in Court. Chicago. Feb. 11.—Johann Hocli yes terday heard himself for the first, tint* accused by witnesses anil pointed out to a Jury as n bigamist. Before, a bis and curious throng he sat while the manne r or Mrs. Walcker Hoch’s death was described. » Before entering tiie Jury room In tho Criminal Court building where the In-, quiry was held, Hoch confessed, tb*» police say. to having married thirteen or ili.- thirty-nine women who claim him ns husband. Two In Milwaukee and two In Cincinnati were admitted by him yesterday. But he holds firmly to his denial that, he poisoned any one of them. All along the route from the Chicago avenue police station to the .Criminal Court building, crowds were waiting despite the cold, as If a Idg parade was anticipated. At the Criminal Court building another throng was lined up, forming an avenue through which Hoch and tho police in charge of the prisoner had to pass. Hoch kept his overcoat collar turned up and hung his head. All sorts or re marks were made about him by tha throng, but he never responded. Governor's Exchange Telegrams. Denver. Colo.. Feb. 11 -A reply was received by Governor Adams yester day from Governor Miguel A. Otero of New Mexico, thanking him for con gratulations on New Mexico's pros pects for statehood. Governor Adams wired the New Mexico executive as follows: "Colorado welcomes tho new sisfer state. Together we can do much for the West. Our hearts and hands are yours." The reply was as follows: "Words fail mo In expressing appre ciation of your cordial telegram. New Mexico will always be loyal to the na tion, and wo love Colorado for her stand for Justice and right in our be half. Cordially yours. "M. A. OTERO.” Baltic Fleet in Trouble. Port Louis Feb. 11. —Arrivals from Nossibe (off the coast of Madagascar) report that the Russian second Pacific squadron was still there February 2d.- A dispute has arisen between Vice Ad miral Rojestvensky and the German companies which arc coaling the fleet. The admiral, who Is not well supplied with c»>al, wishes the colliers to follow’ the fleet, but they refuse to do so on account of the too close proximity of the Japanese squadron. The Russian ships will not leave' Nossibe before February 24th. They* are getting little nows from St. Peters-, burg and the crows are dispirited, ow ing to the fall of Port Arthur. Strikes at St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, Feb. 11.—St. Peters burg Is agu'u face to face with a. re newal of the labor upheaval, the imme diate Incitement being the failure of the workmen to secure payment for tho time they were out on strike*, added to - the fact that there has been no adjust ment of the demands which led tp, the strike last month. The Poutlloff Iron Works, where the former strike originated. Is playing the principal part. There are 30,000 work men already out within the metropolis and workmen at the torpedo factory iu Kolpino, eighteen miles distant, have joined the strikers.' There Is a strong* prospect of the.movement extending. * Massacre at Warsaw. Warsaw, Feb. 11. —Over 100 strikers were killed or wounded by the military at the conflict which took place at the Katherlnen iron works at Sosnovlce yesterday evening. The strikers were attempting to put out the fire in a fur nace of the smelting d apartment of the works when troops appeared and a conflict ensued. The soldiers fired three volleys and finally scattered the workmen. It is reported that a general railroad strike will commence February 14th throughout Poland.