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Condensed Telegraphic Keports
of Late Happenings.'
Budget of News for Easy Digestion From
Different Part of the States of Wash
ington. Oregon and Idaho Item of
Interest to Pacific Coast People.
-v The annual cat of wood at Meacham,
' Or., is 8,000 cords.
The Dalles, Or., boasts of unsurpassed
coaatring on the hills. -
Miss Emma Driscoll has been elected
City Librarian at Spokane. - - -
Eugene, Or., is collecting a carload of
provisions for the Nebraska sufferers.
The Tacoma Poultry Association's first
annual show will be held from January
15 to 19.
'Proposed amendments to the Spokane
city charter would reduce the salary list
by 16,000. " ... ...
The Astorian predicts great activity in
road construction by the Clatsop county
farmers next spring. ... .
The A. P. A. will establish State head
quarters at Olympia during the session
of the Legislature. j : : ; " ;.
According to 'Librarian Gilbert's re
port the Washington State library has
over 20,000 volumes.
Suit has been brought at Seattle by
Dexter, Horton & Co. for $217,148.93
against William : A. and Anna B.Har
rington. The first Southern Oregon State Board
of Agriculture will hold its annual meet
ing and election of officers at Ashland
on the 14th instant,
A female deer, driven out of the mount
ains by the storm, was seen quietly
browsing in Max Pracht's orchard in
Ashland a few days ago.. ? . w. .
Umatilla county, Or., figures out a
profit during the first six months of the
salary system, as compared with the fee
system formerly in vogue.
The Tacoma Rod and Gun ' Club has
ordered four dozen Mongolian pheasants
to be distributed in Pierce county. It
has also drafted a new game law.
The Tacoma Land Company has com
menced suit to set aside au assessment
of $26,404.97 for street improvements
upon technicalities in the Council pro
ceedings. , . j.-V
A 'fairly well authenticated report
comes from the Nasel country to the ef
fect that Weyerhau&er ; syndicate has
purchased 3,000 acres of timber land in
that section of Washington.
J. J. Kaufman has been elected Chief
of the Walla Walla fire department.
The retiring Chief, Y. C; Blalock, was
presented with a gold match safe by the
members of the department. ' ? . 4-
A petition to the Oregon Legislature is
being prepared . at . Eugene, asking for
.'legislation preventing Indians from
hunting deer off the reservations, as they
: are rapidly exterminating the game.
A hunting party in the Olympic
'. Mountains report having seen 600 elks
:in a single day without attempting to
;shoot any of them, because their pack
animals were already laden with' game.
Piling for an extension of the Harris
mill wharf at South Bend, Wash.,.ie be
ing cut. The wharf will be extended
twenty feet fartherinto the Will a pa river
and made 600 feet in length. There will
then be a depth of thirty feet alongside.
The biennial report of the Superin
tendent of the Eastern Washington Asy
lum for the insane, situated at Medical
Lake, has been issued. Superintendent
Semple reports 207 patients. The death
rate during the past three years has been
comparatively low, as the climatic influ
ences are good.' Itlsva noticeable fact
that the proportion of melancholies is
less and the number of maniacs greater
in this hospital than in several other in
stitutions where comparisons have been
. made. This state of affairs is believed
to be due to the clear, dry atmosphere.
No case of epidemic disease has occurred
in the hospital for the year ; no suicide
or homicide since the opening of the in
stitution, and but one dangerous attack.
Many improvements and additions have
been made. About twenty acres of new
land have been cultivated ; 2,000 addi
tional strawberry and 1,000 raspberry
' plants have been planted. Mr. Semple
earnestly advocates the examination of
persons suspected of insanity by compe
- tent physicians instead of the Superior
Judge, the examination to be conducted
with privacy.
Denial of Alleged Armenian Atrocities
. by a Distinguished Spaniard.
London, January 11. The Morning
Post will print to-morrow a long inter
view with, the Spanish traveler, Ximi
nex, who has just returned from a geo
graphical mission through Mesopotamia
and Kurdistan. He said:
' " I was in Armenia from March to
November, and happened to be in Bitlis
during the disturbances in the Sassoun
district. It is absolutely false" that
women and children were outraged and
tortured by Turkish troops. The whole
thing was grossly exaggerated from an
entirely local disturbance locally sup
pressed, the troops arriving too late to
share in the repression beyond the cap
ture of the supposed instigator. He was
a liberated convict, named Bohazian,
alias Mourah, formerly a pupil in the
American Methodist mission school."
Ximinez exonerates Zekki Pasha, who
on arriving at Moosh immediately lib
erated numbers of Armenians and
adopted a policy of conciliation through
out. He says that the Armenian ques
tion hardly exists in Armenia. The Ar- j
menians of the Sassoun district he de
scribes as the least educated and intel
ligent of those in Turkey and very dif
ferent from their fellows in Van and
Bitlis. He thinks they are little better
than the Kurds. The disturbances
arose from quarrels and raids of the
Armenians, he says, and developed until
the Armenians mustered a force of 3,000,
intent either upon reprisals on the Kurds
or revolution. The troops twice encoun
tered this force August 27, killing 300 of
them in an open fight.
The editor of the Post describes Ximi
nez as a distinguished Spaniard of high
scientific attainments and ft Fellow of
the Royal Geographical Society of Eng
land. He accepts the above statements
as true, and denounces Gladstone and
other supporters of the Armenian polit
ical plotters.
London, January 11. Lord Kimberly
of the Foreign Office announces that the
statements made at the Chester confer
ence of Armenians as to the attitude of
the British Foreign Office toward Ar
menian affairs were entirely untrue.
The Standard says that Great Britain
has replied to the Porte's appeal to dis
avow Mr. Gladstone's birthday speech
on Armenia by directing attention to
the fact that Mr. Gladstone is simply a
Member of Parliament and cannot be
prevented from uttering his personal
views. .
Vienna, January 6- A dispatch from
Constantinople explains why the the
Turkish police entered the Armenian
cathedral yesterday. The Patriarch,
Stephen Peter Azarain, has received
many menacing letters owing to his
public statements discrediting the worst
reports from Armenia and favoring the
Porte. .
'Cheflk and Djelaledin', members of
the Commission of Inquiry, arrived at
Erzeroum Monday.
There May be a Contest "Over Fair's
Will After All
San Francisco January 11. The will
of late ex-Senator Fair will come up for
probate, and should no compromise be
made between the executors and heirs
the latter according to report are likely
to contest it. - The only way to break
the will is to prof e that the testator was
of unsound mind or was unduly influ
enced when making it. The physicians
who made the autopsy upon the body oi
Fair have , not yet made any detailed
public reports of their examination.
They have stated that the causes of
death were diabetes and B right's dis
ease. They said little about the : condi
tion ot the brain except that it exceeded
the average'- weight. The Question of
sanity promises to enter chiefly into a
contest over the will. - . - '
Japan to Have- Erected an Immense
, Steel Plant. . .
Chicago, January 11. -The Japanese
government has submitted proposals to
the Illinois Steel Company to erect in
Japan a steel plant capable of turning
out all the steel armor required by the
Japanese navy and all the steel rails
needed for government railway con
struction. The plant is to involve an
outlay of between $7,000,000 and $10,
000,000. This money Japan will payout
of the indemnity secured from China.
E. E. Potter, secretary of the construc
tion of Illinois steel at South Chicago,
left for Yokohama last night to consult
with the Japanese government on the
details of the plant. He will remain in
Japan until April., The Japanese pro
pose to develop all their mineral re
sources, and the railroads are intended
to connect the plant with the source of
ore supply and the principal ports.
Indignant San Franciscans.
San Francisco, January 11. Mayor
Sutro announces that he will call a mass
meeting of citizens to protest against the
action of Acting United States Attorney
Knight in refusing to issue a warrant for
the arrest of C. P. Huntington, who is
charged with violating the interstate
commerce law by issuing , a . pass .' to
frank M. Stone. ' At the mass meeting
expressions of opinion on the appoint
ment of Mose Gunst as Police Commis
sioner will also be made.
Title to North Brownsville Land.
Washington, January; 11. The Sen
ate to-day passed the House bill to set
tle title to lands in North . Brownsville,
Linn county, Oregon.
Spain Places the United States
, Among Favored Nations.
Island Planters Will be Able to Control
the Market of the Greatest Sugar-
Consuming Country on the Globe
Details Kemain to be Adjusted.
London, January 10. A Madrid dis
patch says that as a result of recent ne
gotiations a minimum tariff has been
accorded to the United States by the
Spanish government upon exports from
the United States into Cuba and Porto
Kico. : ' ..
' satisfactory conclusion beached.
Washington, January. 10.-As" indi
cated in. the cablegrams from Madrid
the negotiations between the State De
partment and the government of Spain
looking to the restoration of the tariff on
American products entering Cuba and
Porto Rico have reached a satisfactory
conclusion. It is true that some minor
details remain to be adjusted, but little
difficulty is expected in securing their
settlement. -, It appears that in conced
ing to the United States the benefits of
the minimum tariff Spain has also se
cured a substantial advantage. Her
West Indian' colonies ordinarily supply
the United States with about 75 percent
of the sugar imported into the country.
Thus the sugar is liable to a duty of one
tenth of 1 cent per pound over and above
the 40 per cent duty imposed on Cuban
sugar, and in consequence the Cuban
planters practically receive a portion
equal to the discriminating duty paid
by European sugars, and, it is believed,
will thus be able to control the market
of the greatest sugar consuming country
on the globe. ';
Nine Hundred Portuguese to be Taken
.. to the Island. . :
Washington, January 10. Mr. Lorin
A. Thurston, the Hawaiian Minister to
the United States, returned to Washing
ton last night after an absence of three
months on a special mission to Portugal.
The object of his visit was to obtain
emigrants for Hawaii, and in this he was
successful. A party of 900 Portuguese
will start for Hawaii January 11 to aug
ment the 14,000 of their countrymen al
ready there. The men who compose
the party are farm laborers, and will be
utilized principally) in the coffee-growing
industry. The labor supply of the
islands according to Thurston is entire
ly inadequate to the development of the
interests now in progress. The govern
ment of Hawaii has furnished a steamer
to take these emigrants to their destina
tion, and will bear the expense of the
journey. ' , ; ' ' ' ' ' ' '
-With reference to the condition of po
litical affairs in the islands Mr. Thurs
ton said the agitation against the gov
ernment has been carried on by a few
malcontents, but has not resulted in
causing much uneasiness. The govern
ment, however, has put a Btop to it by
arresting Bush and others" for conspir
acy. '
The Queen's attorney, Neumann, nas
taken the oath of allegiance and Mr.
Davies, guardian of Kiaulani, the heir
apparent to the throne, has announced
that in consequence of, the recognition
of the Hawaiian KepuDiic py ureal
Britain he no longer supports the pro
ject to restore the Queen. ' Mr. Wide
minn. nnn nf the l-ovalist commission
ers to Washington, also announced that
he recognized restoration as a dead issue.
The Catch of the British Columbian
Sealing Fleet.
Washington, January 10. The State
Department has published an official re
port from United States Consul Roberts
at Victoria on the seal catch of the Brit
ish Columbian, sealing fleet last year.
The figures show the catch to be the
largest ever made in a single year, and
that the fear once entertained that the
hunters would be seriously handicapped
by the compulsory use of the spear has
been overcome. The total Canadian
catch was 94,474, and of those taken in
Behring Sea 11,705 were males and 14,
636 females. The-catch in 1893 was 70,
332. In addition this year 573 skins
taken by American schooners . were
landed at Victoria, bringing- the total
number of skins landed there to 95,047.
The sealers took 48,993 skins off the Jap
anese coast, 26,841 in Behring Sea, 11,
705 off the British Columbian coast and
7,437 off Copper Island. An intimation
of further claims against the United
States is found in the release of the
seized schooners Favorite and Wanderer
without any formal investigation and
the prompt filing by their masters with
Collector Milne of claims for damages.
, Rich Strike Near Deadwood.
Deadwood, S. D., January 10. Min
ing circles are in a flutter of excitement
over the announcement of a rich strike
made in the Lackawanna mine on Green
Mountain, a few miles south of Dead
wood. A twelve-foot vein has been un
covered, the ore from which after many
assays gives returns averaging from
$1,500 to $3,700 in gold per ton. The
vein is well defined. The mine is owned
by James Collins and Curley O'Leary,
two poor miners, whom a chance "spot"
in one moment has placed in affluence.
Only Urgent Questions Will be'Conjid
ered Now. ' v
Tokio, January 10. Premier Ito,
speaking in the Japanese Chamber of
Deputies yesterday, declared that the
victories over the Chinese were due to
the bravery and loyalty of the army and
navy supported by the loyalty and una'
nimity of the people of the nation. He
felt honored, he said, to occupy the pO'
sition of Prime Minister at so important
a period in the country's history. In
view of necessary war measures Premier
ltd said the budget would deal only with
a few other urgent matters. When the
war should be concluded, he said, the
government would submit a number of
useful measures, but in the meantime
only ths most urgent questions would be
considered ,
London, January. 10. The Pall Mall
Gazette this afternoon, referring to the
massacre at Port Arthur, says: "Re
sponsibility for the horror rests not with
the Japanese peasant, who everybody
knows is a lacquered barbarian, but with
Marshal Ovama and his officers, whose
civilization professed to go a little deeper.
Whether they permitted the outrages or
not, or were unable to check them, they
are unworthy of the command of the
armies of a power which calls itself civ
London, January 10. A Shanghai dis
patch says reports -have been received
from New Chwang that during the as
sault of the Japanese upon Soumen
Chang the town was burned, rendering
10,000 homeless in a temperature of 40
degrees below the freezing point. The
Japanese are cutting off the retreat of
15,000 Chinese soldiers commanded by
General Sung, and the Taotai of New
Chwang, fearing desertions, has ordered
that all soldiers who attempt to run
away shall be immediately shot. :
London, January 10, The Times will
publish to-morrow a dispatch from
Shanghai, saying that General Sung has
sent a message to the Chinese govern
ment to the effect that his force is com
pletely at , the mercy of the Japanese
and begging for reinforcements, or per
mission to return. '
London,' January 10. A Seoul dis
patch says the King of Corea yesterday
formally declared the independence of
Corea. . ( ..
London, January 10. A Fusan dis
patch says the inhabitants of Kow Yo
Ken in Southern Corea have seized and
beheaded three of the principal leaders
of the Tong Hak rebels., The rebels are
fleeing in all directions.
London, January 10. A Seoul dis
patch says that the grandson of the King
Regent of Corea has been appointed
Corean Minister to Japan.
His Presence Does Not Relieve the Com-
mandlng Officer of Responsibility. '
Washington, January 10. Secretary
Herbert to-day issued general orders to
naval officers, reversing the former prac
tice of the department regarding the re
sponsibility of pilots on warships, which
will render it impossible hereafter to
shift the blame for an injury to a vesel
on the pilot, as was attempted in the
case of the Columbia last spring or the
Cincinnati last November. The order is
as follows :
" The accident to the United States
steamship Cincinnati upon the occasion
of her striking ground on the eastern
side of the shoals to the south and west
of Execution Rocks lighthouse, Long
Island Sound, on November 16 last ren
ders it' expedient that . the department
promulgate to the service its views with
regard to the responsibility of pilots on
board vessels of the navy. A pilot is to
be considered merely as an adviser to the
commanding officer, and .his presence on
board a naval Vessel Bhaii not relieve the
commanding officer of such vessel or any
of his subordinates from full responsi
bility for the proper performance ot du
ties with which they or any of them may
be charged concerning the navigation of
the vessel." ' '' ' ' '- -
Will Represent the Engineers of the En-
I tire Southern Pacific System.
San Francisco, January 10. A meet
ing of the Grievance Committee of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of
the entire Southern Pacific system has
been called for the latter part of this
month, to be held here. This commit
tee has not been together for two years,
and is called only when important action
affecting the brotherhood of the entire
a T - 1 a1 rut. i a. x . . i
system is to ue ui&eu. xiio iwsv uiue il
met here its doings were very secret, but
it secured what it came for. That was a
restoration in part of the wages which
the company had just cut.. The fact
that the committee has been 'called to
gether shows that the engineers have
not dropped the matter of wages. An
effort is now being made to settle the
differences between the brotherhood and
the American Railway Union, and has
been somewhat successful. The Ameri
can Railway Union will in the next
couple of. weeks decide on the stand it is
to take.
Dr. Harkness Defeat Sutre.
San Fkancisco, January 9. At the
election of officers of the California
Academy of Sciences, held to-day Dr.
Harkness on the regular ticket was
elected President, defeating Adolph Su
tro, the candidate of the reform party.
The vote was Dr. Harkness 67, Sutro 44.
Decision of the Court of Appeals
: in the Sugar Case, -u
New York Brokers Guilty of Contempt
- in Not Replying to the Committee's
; Interrogatories Must Abide the Con-
, sequences Prescribed by Statute.
Washington, January 9. The Court
of Appeals of the District of Columbia
to-day rendered an opinion sustaining
the opinion of Judge Cole in the case of
Messrs. Chapman. & McCarty, stock
brokers, who refused to testify before
the Sugar Investigating Committee re
garding individual speculations through
their firm. , Judge Cole's decision over
ruled the demurrer filed by the brokers
to the government indictments. The
cases will now be appealed to the United
States Supreme Court. . The three prin
cipal questions involved, the Court of
Appeals stated in its opinion, were the
constitutionality of section 102 of the
revised statutes, on which the indict
ments were based; whether the inquiry
was within the power of the Senate to
execute by requiring witnesses to ap
pear, and whether the questions were
pertinent to the inquiry. All of these
questions the court answered adversely
to the Drotcers. it said :, .
.. " No doubt is entertained by the court
as to the validity of the section which
embodied the provisions of the act of
January 24, 1857. It is not reported
that the defendants belong to that class
of witnesses exempted by article 5 of the
constitution. The act must not be con
demned as unconstitutional if by any
reasonable construction of its terms it
can be maintained as constitutional and
valid. The contention that that act was
an attempt by Congress to delegate its
powers and jurisdiction to the several
Houses to punish for contempt of court.
and that, therefore, the statute is void,
is not acceded to, for the: statute has
never been . understood as having any
such purpose. The effort to show the
statute void is an utter failure." ' '
As to the power of the Senate to com
pel witnesses to testify the court said it
experienced great difficulty in distinctly
making the boundary within which
either House can act with coercive power
to compel the disclosure of facts deemed
important and of delimiting the rights
of the citizen to exemption from inquiry
into his private affairs. The court con
tinues: - - - ; !
" The subiect matter of the cases im
mediately and most seriously affects the
Senate itself and the great legislative
trust confided to its members by the peo
ple. : The dignity and integrity of some
of the members were openly and serious
ly questioned in a- manner well calcu
lated to destroy public confidence and to j
bring odium on that important branch
of the government. There was no pre
tense that to answer the questions would
criminate the witnesses in any way, and
it was their clear duty as citizens to obey
the law. The refusal was at their peril,
and they must abide the consequences
prescribed by the statute. The court
cannot assume that the investigation
was intended as a mere idle, prying pro
ceeding without any ultimate aim or ob
ject. The questions had reference to
and sought to elicit information as to
whether the brokerage firm bad bought
or sold sagar stocks in the interest of
any Senators or were carrying such
stocks for such Senators. Such inquiry
was plainly in the scope of the Senate
Committee. The questions set out in
the indictment, and which the appel
lants refused to answer, were all perti
nent to the inquiry. The indictment is
good and sufficient, and the demurrer
thereto was properly overruled by the
court below and the judgments entered
on the demurrer in both cases must be
affirmed." - . ..
Chief Justice Alvey delivered the
opinion.;,,;: ', : , . ;. !
.Right of Way Through Public Lands.
Washinton, January 9. The Senate
Committee on ' Public : Lands to-day
authorized a favorable report on the bill
passed by the House last August author
izing the Secretary of : the Interior to
permit the ubo of a right of way through
public lands not within the limits of
any park, forest, military or Indian res
ervation for tramroads, canals or reser
voirs to the extent of the ground;, oc
cupied by the water of the canals and
reservoirs and fifty feet on each side of
the marginal limits thereof or fifty feet
on each side the center line of the tram
roads by any citizen -or any association
of citizens of the United States engaged
in the business of cutting timber and
manufacturing lumber. '
. Railroad Will Appeal.
. San Francisco, January 9. The deci
sion of the Supreme Court that the Cen
tral Pacific must pay its taxes for 1887
will ; probably be appealed. Judging
from what the officials of the road say,
the basis upon which the appeal will be
made is that the Federal franchise has
been taxed, which gives the United
States Supreme Court jurisdiction. There
was a manifest determination among the
railroad officials not to discuss the case,
but it is regarded as certain that an at
tempt to appeal to the Federal Supreme
Court will be made.
Stanford University Opened.
. Palo Alto, Cat., January 9. Stan
ford University -; opened ! to-day. The
registration of students is not complete,
but the number will exceed 1,100. Professor-
W. . W. Willoughby has been
added to the faculty, and will take a
chair in the economic department.
The Failure of Negotiations a Foregone
Paris, January 9. The Paris edition
of the Herald will print to-morrow a
dispatch from Shanghai, saying that .
China's peace envoys to Japan have been .
instructed not to surrender any territory.
China is merely willing to concede' the .
independence of Corea and pay an in
demnity. The failure jjf the negotia
tions is regarded in Shanghai as a fore
gone conclusion.
; Generals Chiang and Chen of Port Ar
thur fame, whom Li Hung Chang re-
ported to. the government as having died
heroic deaths facing the foe, have turned
up without a scratch. A rigorous in
quiry will be made. - - .
Berlin, January 9. The Red Cross
Society of Germany will send 10,000 '
marks to the Red Cross Society of Japan
to aid it in its present work in the field.
' London, January 9. The Times will -to-morrow
publish advices from Kobe
vcaAst date of December 3, giving alleged
details of the massacre at Port Arthur.
The Times correspondent states that the
slaughter was carried out with every re
volting feature of primal barbarity. Four .
days were passed in murder and pillage,
and from dawn to dark horrible mutila
tions of ' every conceivable kind and
nameless atrocities were perpetrated. :
Prisoners were tied together in groups, .
riddled with bullets and then hacked to .
pieces. Boats crowded with fugitives of
both sexes and all ages received volley v.
after volley of bullets. The streets were
strewn with corpses showing every ghast- "
ly form of mutilation.
The soldiers were apparently ' un- ,
checked in their deeds of blood by their
commanders, who, totally losing their
European veneer, showed absolute un
consciousness of these brutalities on ' ,
their Western visitors. They did not . ,
forget to be effusively attentive to them.
and did not appear to suspect that their
guests were filled with indignation and
disgust. . - -
The Times will say editorially that it V
is impossible to doubt that the General
in command could have stopped the bar- '
barous mutilation if he felt so disposed,
but his failure to prevent it has cast an
indelible blot on the Japanese and has
gone far to destroy the admiration which
Europe was so liberally extending to
them. It will scarcely be thought either
that the Japanese government had hith
erto shown sufficient sensitiveness in the
matter. . ..',,,
Presentation Made the Occasion for an
.: ' Expression of His Views.
London, January 9. Thomas O'Con
nor, representing the American organi
zation of the Friendly Sons of St, Pat
rick, presented to Mr, Gladstone this
evening an album with an illuminated
address, which was prepared in March,
1894, on the occasion of Mr. Gladstone's
retirement. Mr. Gladstone received Mr.
O'Connor and the gntlemen with him
very heartily. He looked rnddy and an
imated, and talked with much spirit)
After inquiring into the history of the
society and its lists of members Mr.
Gladstone expressed his gratitude for the -compliments
paid him in the address.
Mr. Gladstone declared his ' interest in
Ireland and the Irish, whose cause, he
said, he should keep at heart to the end
of his life. He regretted the divisions
in the ranks of Ireland's leaders. The
country's chances of obtaining her rights
would never be as bright as they ought
to be until all Nationalists united. Do
mestic discord must mean necessarily
the postponement of any realization of
their claims. Everybody in any way
able to assist in the reunion of the fac
tions was bound to do so. Anybody
prompting discord undertook a terrible
responsibility, which might mean untold
injury to the cause of justice to Ireland.
He hoped strongly that some agency
soon would be found to unite the Na
tionalist groups. He trusted that Ire
land's many and influential friends in
America would move vigorously for peace
in the ranks of the Nationalist leaders.
They should appeal to the Irish mem
bers of the House of Commons to forget
for Ireland s welfare their present differ
ences. :
The Conference Committee Retains the '
Wilson Amendment.
Washington, January 10. After a
sharp fight the Wilson amendment for a
military post at Spokane was retained in ' "
the Military Academy bill to-day.- ' No -appropriation
is made. Squire and New- '
berry were before the committee. -Cock-rell,
Chairman of the committee, was dead
set against the post. He said it was put
in to help make Wilson Senator. New
berry denied it. It is said Otis, Scho
field and the War Department wanted it.
and Spokane had made an offer of land
in good faith, and Wilson had done what
was asked of him. Cockrell was molli
fied, and allowed the amendment to re-'
main. All the parties refuse an appro- 1
priation. Assistant Secretary of War :
Doe says that the department has money
enough to begin the work if the post is
authorized. The action of the commit
tee to-day means that the post will be -established.
Th Explorers Traced
i London, January 8. The Central News
Agency's correspondent in Shanghai says
that the French explorers, Grenard and
Phins, who have been missing some two
months, have been traced. Phins was
murdered by the Chinese after leaving
Li Hassa, the capital of Thibit. Grenard
was arrested by a rebel officer, and was
started for Pelling. December 10 he
passed through Tai Yuen, a province of '-'
Shan See,