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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
. VOL. VIII. HOOD RIVER, . OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1897. : NO. 36.
THE HEROD OF HAVANA.
DAY IN THE SENATE.
IDE NEWS OF lit WEEK
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Be Tie w of the Import
' ant Happenings of the Fait Week
Galled From the Telegraph Columns.
, The steamer City of Topeka arrived
at Port Townsend, from Alaska,, upon
schedule time. It is reported that the
weather at Juneau and Sitka is at pres
ent quite as mild as that of Puget
ound. , . .'
; Great preparations are being made
'or the spring rush of miners to Al
ska, which it is expected will be
greater this year than- ever before.
Few prospectors are planning, to go to
.Cook's inlet this season, the excitement
, in that section having about died out.
James McCoy, one of the founders
"of the town of Oakesdale, Wash., died
at his home in that town at the- age of
66 years. Mr. McCoy came to Oregon
in 1853, and resided in Benton county
till 1887. He then removed to Whit
man county, Wash., where he has since
' Port Townsend has had another land
slide. Tons of dirt fell from the hill
. on the west side of Taylor street, at
the second flight of terrace steps, carry
ing with it the high cribbing and com
pletely obstructing the passage on that
side of the street. m
The ship Two Brothers, which has
arrived, at Tacoma from San Francisco,
to load coal reports that on January 19,
while off the Oregon coast, Oscar
Hartz, a sailor, fell from the lee main
rigging and was drowned. It was his
second trip on the ship. He was a
, German, 80 years old, and had lived in
A Madrid dispatch says snow and
rain storms threaten serious floods in
Spain. Harrowing distress prevails in
Andalusia. At Jaon, the people are
, plundering the bread shops, and thou
sands are begging in the streets. Simi
lar scenes, accompanied by fights with
the police, have occurred in many
other towns. The authorities are pow
erless to cope with the destitution.
Joseph Meehan, 16 years old," of San
Francisco, met his death in a strange
and shocking manner. He was attempt
ing to close a window in a room oo
oupied by himself and parents on the
third floor of a lodging house, when he
slipped and plunged headlong through
the opening to the street below. He
struck on his head and his ' neck .was
A London dispatch from Odessa, de
ysoribing the military preparations going
forward there, says that the activity
has only been equaled during the period
which immediately preceded the two
last great wars. The Turkish govern-
.yinent is unable to make its usual an
nual purchase of horses in Russia, all
of the stud farms being closed by the
Russian government. ' .
.Congressman Sturtevant, of Penn
sylvania, who has recently called on
President-eleot McKinley, quotes him
as saying: '."I will call a special ses
sion of congress on March 15, and un
less I ohange my mind you may be in
Washington by that time. I desire to
have my protective system inaugurated
immediately , upon 1 my . inauguration,
' and I want a measure passed that will
1 immediately stimulate business and
give idle men work." Congressman
, Sturtevant said further that no Penn
sylvania man would be in the cabinet.
Very Rev. Thos. J. Conaty, D. D.,
has been installed as rector of the
Catholic university of America in
'Washington, D.'C. It was a notable
event in the history of the institution,
and drew together a distinguished as
semblage of churchmen and educators.
' ,: Another attempt has been made to
jt8t 'the stranded Glenmorag off from
ho sands of North beach. This trial
'proved unsuccessful like the previous
attempts and it is how thought the
Glenmorag will be abandoned to the
mercies of the waves. , '
.,?Thile hunting near Elk Point, S.
D., W. J. Murphy, aged, 17-, became
separated from his companions and was
frozen to death. When first missed he
! was supposed to have returned home,
, and not until , some time later did
j searohing parties start aftei' him. - His
body was found.
An earthquake occurred on the uland
of Kishma, in the Persian gulf, attend
ed by enormous loss of life. . Kishma is
; near the entrance of the Persian gulf
and is the largest island in that body
of water, being ' surrounded by many
, smaller islands. Its length is seventy
miles and its average breadth twelvo
miles. The population is estimated at
5,000, chiefly arabs.
Two people were seriously injured
and a score of others bruised and bat
tered as the result of a rear-end collision
of two trains in the Oakland yards.
Instead of holding the Berkley local
train as usual, the signalman allowed it
to proceed on the main track, just as
the sunset limited was approaching.
Before the latter train could be stopped
it crashed into the rear car of the lo
cal, completely demolishing it.
Senator Turpi e So Characterized Captain
'.'..I . General Weyler.
Washington, Jan. 27. In the senate
today Turpie of Indiana, characterized
Captain-General Weyler as "the Herod
of Havana, the murderer of women and
children," and as an indescribable
diminutive , reptile." These bitter
words were inoident to Turpie's speeoh
of two hours on the Cameron Cuban
resolution. The speech did not develop
the criticism of the secretary of state
whioh had been foreshadowed by Tur
pie's remarks last week, as the senator
confined himself largely to a careful
analysis of the constitutional rights of
congress, his oonolusion being that con
gress," as representing the people, had
the primary and paramount authority
to recognize' new governments. Tur
pie frequently turned aside' frpm his
arguments to pay a glowing tribute to
the insurgent government and its lead
ers. General Maoeo was eulogized as
a hero, whose memory would be hon
ored by the people of Cuba libre as the
American people honored the heroes of
Revolutionary days. In connection
with Maoeo's death, the senator re
ferred with bitter denunciation to Gen
In the Boqiv.
Washington, Jan. 27. After con
suming most of the time today in dis
posing of District of Columbia business,
the house took up the Indian appropria
tion bill, and made fair progress with
it before the hour for adjournment was
reached. The bill carries 17,625,791,
or $866,294 more than the current law,
and $246,265 more than the estimate.
Twenty of the seventy pages of the bill
were disposed of.
The conference report on the immi
gration bill was presented, and Dan
ford, 'who has charge of it, gave notioe
that he would oall the" report up at an
early date. A bill was passed calling
on the war department for an estimate
of the cost of a water route from Gal
veston to Houston, Tex.
Johnson of Indiana, took advantage
of the latitude allowed ' in debate to
read a speech in favor of an early re
form of our banking and currency laws.
He described the depressed condition
which existed during the recent cam
paign, and argued that unless the in
coming Republican administration cor
rected the evils, it would be, swept out
of power in 1900, and the country
would suffer loss and disaster, which
it would take years to eradicate. .. He
insisted that those who believed the
enactment of a protective tariff would
restore prosperity would be disappoint
ed. Unless there was a thorough and
adequate revision of our banking and
currency laws, he said, there should be
no lasting prosperity. He agreed with
the president that the greenbacks
should be retired. He thought that
with the establishment of a broader
banking system the banks should have
the privilege of issuing notes against
their assets. ,
Curtis of Kansas, offered an amend-.
ment to the Indian bill to permit mer
chants to go into the Kickapoo reserva
tion in Kansas to collect their accounts.
It was explained that this year, for the
first time, merchants had bei exoluded
from this reservation. The amend
ment was adopted. ,,
IN CHETCO MOUNTAINS.
D. Hartman Shot and Killed Near the
Grant's Pass, Jan. 27. Somewhat
meagre particulars have reached this
city of a murder committed in the
Chetco mountains, about twenty-five
miles north of Chetco,' Cal., on the
D. Hartman, an ' expert miner from
Groveland, N. Y., and a man named
Jones had some difficulty, growing out
of a dogfight, when, without any other
provocation than the mere disagree
ment, Jones seized a Winchester and
shot Hartman, killing him instantly.
Jones then left, and is supposed to be
headed this way, though so far as
known no effort is being made to cap
. . The shooting occurred at a mining
camp, and was witnessed by but one
man, who had camped with Jones, and
who, in company with P. Costello, tha
postmaster, at Smith River, Cal., took
the body to Chetco, where it is being
embalmed for shipment East.
Jones is described as a man 5 feet 8
inches in height, weighing 150 pounds,
nearly bald-headed, with a sandy com
plexion. The name of Jones is. be
lieved to be assumed. ,' .
Decided Against the Sailors. '
Washington, Jan. 27. The United
States supreme oourt today affirmed the
judgment , of the California district
court in the case of Robert Robinson
and four other seamen, arrested at San
Francisco for refusing to obey the or
ders of the master of the Aragona, after
having entered into articles to make a
voyage to Valparaiso.. The constitu-,
tionality of the law empowering a jus
tice of the peaoe to arrest deserting sea
men was involved; also the question as
to whether their arrest violated the
"Involuntary servitude" amendment to
the federal constitution. Both points
were decided against the sailors.
Nelson, B. C, Jan. 26. Dugald
Patterson, of Emmet, Mich., was killed
here yesterday by a falling log. At the
Trail creek smelter, George Braden,'
also an American, fell into a pot of I
molten slag and was frightfully burned. 1
Our Government Must Act
VIEWS OF FRANK P. HASTINGS
...v.'' : . ''l
Hawaiian Charge d' Affairs Think!
We Should Not Hesitate to Avail
Ourselves of ' the Oppoitunlty.
Washington, Jan. 27. "There is not
much time for the United States to
avail itself of the proffered concession
of a submarine cable between the coast
of California and Hawaii, " said Frank
P. Hastings, charge d'affaires of the
Hawaiian embassy in this city, "for
that offer only extends to May 1, 1897.
It is simply a question of expediency,
and as a monopoly of the proposed
cable connection' for a score of years
would be granted it does not seem like
ly this country will let such an oppor
tunity slip. On all sides there is noth
ing but commendation for the project
and it would be $60,000 well invested
for the United States to meet Hawaii a
little more than half way on this prop
"According to the terms of the pro
posed concession, power is given to take
and hold exclusive possession of the line
of cable between San Francisco and
Honolulu, refusing any and allbusiness
in the way .of messages that might be
prejudicial to the interests of this gov
ernment. ' With the vast and safe har
bor of Pearl river as a rendezvous for
its warships and the exclusive control
of communication between Hawaii and
the outside world, the United States
would secure a vantage ground that
would give it practical control of the
Pacific ocean. .'.
"No suggestion has ever been made
by any private person or corporation to
lay such a cable with private capital
and without government subsidy. Un
certainty as to its financial success and
the indeflniteness regarding the amount
of commercial ' business that would
come to it has always stood in the way
of investment by private capitalists.
, , "There is no reason, why the govern
ment should not contract for carrying
its dispatches as well as its mails, and
class an ocean cable company within
the category of the postofflce. In 1857
the United States granted a subsidy oi
$70,000 per annum, as well as ,the use
of two government ships, to assist in
laying a cable from the coast of Ireland
to the coast of Newfoundland. Thie
action was taken at a time when the
necessity for cable communication was
hardly realized and was in the nature
of an experiment. The whole cable
line was to be outside the domain of the
United States, and practicaly beyond
its control. Its messages were not to
be transmitted free, nor was it to have
any advantages from the successful lay
ing of the cable through the aid so
granted. But it was a necessity to
stimulate the investment of private
capital, whioh has resulted in spanning
the Atlantic with twelve separate
cables between i South America and
"In all schemes for a cable crossing
the North Pacific the Hawaiian islands
have been considered a necessary objec
tive or resting point on the long stretch
of water to be traversed, and not until
the granting by the Hawaiian govern
ment of exolusive landing rights to an
American company was the feasibility
of any other route seriously enter
FORMED IN OLYMPIA.
The Pacific Northwest Labor Congress
Olympia, Wash. , Jan. 27. -Representatives
of different trades unions,
farmers' alliance and Grange, now in
this city, completed, the work of or
ganizing tonight an association to be
known as the Pacific Northwest Labor
Congress, having for its purpose to
promote the welfare, protect the in
terest, extend the organization and de
fend the rights of the laboring and pro
ducing classes. The following officers
were elected: ' '
President, William Blackman, of
Seattle; vice-president, Senator Augus
tus High, Vancouver; secretary and
treasurer, W. A. Walker, Spokane; ex
ecutive council, J. L. Holland, Olym
pia; "T. R. Lawlor, Spokane; R. ; H.
Norton, Roslyn; A. C. Little, Aber
deen; W. P. C. Adams, Seattle.
The organization will meet annually
the third Wednesday in January, it
being the intention to meet every two
years in Olympia, and off years in some
other oity in the state. -
Would-Be Burglar Shot. "'
' Fresno, Cal., Jan. 27. -Fred Borman
was shot in the legs last night by Wil
liam Hill, while trying to enter the
latter's house, a mile southeast of town.
The would-be burglar is now lying in
the county jail suffering from two bad
ly shattered shins, with the prospeot of
losing the use of his right kn ;e.
Killed by a Falling Tree.
: Marquette, Mich., Jan. 27. Joe
Martin, Jack Ford and Pat Donohue
were returning to their lumber camp
in a blinding snow storm when a tree
fall on them, killing the first two out
right. Donohue was horribly mangled.
Calendar ( leared of Fenslon Bills
Washington, Jan. 26. The senate
confined itself strictly to business to
day, passing a large number of bills,
including those for a statue of President
Lincoln at Gettysburg, appropriating
$300,511 to pay one of the old claims
of the late John Roach for use of his
shipyards, and reclassifying the railway
postal service. Over 100 pension bills
were passed during the day, thus clear
ing the calendar. A , resolution by
Morgan, was agreed to, requesting the
president for all correspondence on the
Nicaragua canal since 1887, also a reso
lution by Allen requesting the attorney
general for information regarding the
reported Pacific railroad settlement be
tween the executive authorities and the
reorganization committee of the road.
Allen of Nebraska secured the adop
tion of the following resolution: t
"Resolved, That the attorney-general
be and is hereby directed to inform the
senate whether he entered into an
agreement or stipulation, with what is
commonly known as the reorganization
committee of the Union Pacific rail
road, respecting. the foreclosure of the
government lien thereon, and the
amount, if any, of such agreement or
stipulation that said reorganization
committee has bid on the foreclosure of
said liens, and, also, send to the senate
a full text of such agreement or stipu
lation, together with the names of per
sons " comprising '. the reorganization
committee as well as the authority he
may have for beginning such foreclosure
proceedings or entering into any such
agreement or stipulation. "
The Lond Postal Bill.
Washington, Jan. 26. The senate
committee on postoffices and post roads
resumed the hearing on the Loud second-class
mail bill today. Orville J.
Victor, chairman of the New York
committee of publishers, said the bill
was to the interest of the press com
panies and opposed to the interests of
the public, which demands good and
cheap literature. Victor called atten
tion to a large amount of government
matter carried free which would, he
said, go far towards accounting for the
postofflce department deficit, and creat
ed a general laugh at the expense of
the committee by reading a newspaper
extract characterizing most of this mat
ter as congressional buncombe.
John EJderkin, of , the New York
Ledger, claimed that under the pro
posed law such papers as the Ledger
would be excluded from the privilege
of being entered as second-class mail
matter. " ' "
S. S. McClure addressed himself es
pecially to Senator Chandler's proposed
amendments, referring to the distribu
tion through news agencies. It would
have the effect, he said, of requiring
the publishers of magazines to organize
their -own system of distribution, and
thus both increase the cost as well as
decrease the circulation of their publi
cations. Any addition to the cost
would render it impossible to publish
10-cent magazines. To advance the
price of the magazines to 15 cents
would be to cut the circulation one-half.
Chandler said he did not propose to
press his amendments.
J. S. Ogilvie denied the assertion
made at a meeting last Saturday that
some of his publications were indecent.
He asserted that the government was
under an implied contract with pub
lishers to maintain the present rates.
.. Yates Hickey, of the American Rail
way ' Literary Association, favored the
bill. - :
David Williams, proprietor of the
New York Iron Age, submitted an
argument in favor of the bill. Senator
Chandler stated the hearings will close
' Introduced by Hermann.
Washington, Jan. 26. Representa
tive Hermann has introduced a bill to
amend the Indian depredation claims
law, whereby "inhabitants,',' and not
only "citizens, " shall be entitled to
sue for payment. The original act em
braced citizens only. Many of the old
settlers losing property had at the time
only declared their intention to become
citizens. The amendment also pro
vides that the Indians committing
depredations may have been merely "in
treaty relations," so as to give the
right to claimants to recover. The ex
isting law gives jurisdiction to the court
as to such claims as were committed by
Indians in "amity," at least the su
preme court construed the law to have
this meaning. The amendment also
simplifies the taking of testimony in'
such cases, r ,
Ivory Returns Home. '
London, Jan. 26. The Daily Mail
announces that Edward J. Ivory, alias
Bell,-acquitted of a charge of complic
ity in a dynamite conspiracy, and John
F. Mclntyre, formerly assistant district
attorney in New York, who came to
London in his defense, sailed for New
Smallpox on the Victoria. . ..
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 26. The
steamer Victoria, of the Northern Pa
cific line, arrived today with a case of
smallpox on board, that developed the
first day out from Yokohama. , The
steamer . was disinfected and given
clearance for the sound. The steerage
passengers were detained at William
Mysterious Deaths Occur in
the French City..
PEOPLE ARE PANIC-STRICKEN
Authorities, However, Deny That It
Is the Dread Bubonic Disease
Sanitary Measures, Taken in Europe.
Marseilles, Jan. 26. The greatest
feeling o alarm prevails here among
the masses of the population on account
of a number of sudden deaths Which,
have occurred in one street. Some
days ago a report was circulated here
that a case of bubonic plague had been
discovered. This was promptly denied
and precautions taken to guard against
the introduction of the plague were re
doubled, and especially in the vicinity
of the old and new ports, where the
maritime population congregates. In
those neighborhoods, seamen and
others from all parts of the world are to
be found in great numbers, and in the
vicinity of the old port, especially, the
streets are narrow in the extreme, lined
with old and overpopulated houses, and
in every way unhealthy, the cobble
stone roadway as a rule having gutters
through which vile drainage flows.
Since the alarm, steps have been taken
to clean the streets as much as possible,
and domiciliary visits have been made
by the health officers in the most dan
gerous quarters. -
Under the circumstances it is not ex
traordinary that the authorities were
greatly alarmed when the report was
first spread that a case of bubonio
plague had been discovered, but it was
not until today that the public became
frightened. It was announced that
nine sudden deaths had occurred in one
street within a few days, and of course
the plague was claimed, rightly or
wrongly, in every case. The health
officers declare that all nine cases were
deaths from "infectious pneumonia,"
"but the public is very far from being
Dispatches received from Paris show
that the government is fully alive to
the danger of the situation. Decrees
have been issued forbidding pilgrims
from leaving Algeria, Tunis and Sene
gambia this year for Mecca, and mer
chandise must, under severe penalty be
imported from India through five desig
nated ports, of which this is one. ' At
these ports of entry Indian merchandis.e
will be allowed to land only after hav
ing been most thoroughly fumigated
and otherwise disinfected. Quantities
of anti-plague serum are being sent
here and to other ports, and all ships
from the East will be carefully ex
amined and quarantined, if necessary.
BRYAN AND THE PIRATES.
Measures Taken to Protect the Forth,
o ming Book. ' .
Chicago, Jan. 26. A bill was filed
today in the circuit court of Cook coun
ty, by Hon. William J. Bryan and his
publishers, the W. B. Conkey Com
pany, through their attorneys, for .the
purpose of enjoining certain publishers
in Chicago and the - Northwest from
pirating his forthcoming book, known
as "The First Battle." The bill was
filed with Judge Holton, who granted
an injunction without notice against the
Dominion Publishing Company, H. L.
Barber, manager; the Hubbard Pub
lishing Company, A.. 1U Kuhlman &
Co., and others. These parties were
restrained from publishing a revamped
edition of the old Hubbard campaign
under the title of "Bryan, Sewall and
Free Silver.", The publishers of the
book are charged in the bill with hav
ing attempted to .' pirate the name
adopted by Bryan for his forthcoming
publication, "The First Battle. " These
defendants are also charged with call
ing the book "The Great Battle," an
imitation of the title adopted by Bryan,
and n under which his book is to be
placed on the market.
A Rock on the Track.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 26. The
southbound passenger train of the Cin
cinnati Southern railway was wrecked
this morning near Lemo, Beven miles
north of Oakdale, Tenn. It was run
ning at a high speed when a rock, which
had fallen from a cliff, was run over.
The engine left the track and crashed
down .an ; embankment. The mail car
was demolished, and the express and
tmggage cars badly damaged Engineer
Fowler and Fireman Clark are dnger
ously hurt. Several pssengers were
The Sultan is Dejected.
London, Jan. 26. The Times' cor
respondent at Constantinople says the
sultan is dejected at, the prospects of
his Mohammedan subjects backing the
European demands. His grand vizier
and foreign minister are both exhaust
ed with worry from the palace, and the
grand , vizier is seeking permission to
resign.' . ' ' ' , ; ' -y
The Plague Is Spreading. V
London, Jan. 26. A Daily Mail dis-v
patch from Bombay says the actual
number of deaths from the plague is
double the estimated number, and the
malady is spreading slowly but surely.
There are daily reports of fresh outbreaks.
Roderlguei Is Opposed Only to tha
, Morgan Bill. -
Chicago, Jan. 26. A Times-Hearld's
Washington special says: It is appar
ent that the time has come when some
thing must be done by this government
if the Nicaragua canal soheme is to be
saved from falling into the rut of fail
ure. ... Senator Sherman, who is . to be
the fiext secretary, of state, said to the
Times-Herald correspondent tonight
that Mr. Roderigeuz, minister of the
Greater Republic of Central America,
had doubtless convinced the senate that
any further attempts to arrange for the
building of the canal upon the plan
laid down in the bill must be given up.
But the enterprise need not, for this
reason, be abandoned, for the represen
tative of the Greater Republic of Cen
tral America distinctly avows the will
ingness of his government to take up
the matter on a new basis, to leave the
present company out of consideration,
so far as the future is concerned, and
to treat directly with the United States
for construction of this great waterway.
In the opinion of many senators this
is just what should be done. It is said
Secretary Olney will be glad to take up
the matter of negotiating a treaty with
Nicaragua and Costa Rica for this pur
pose, if he only had more time before
the expiration of the Cleveland admin-,
istation. 'It is not impossible he may do
so as it is.
PRESCRIPTION KILLED HER.
Brooklyn . Girl Took a Fatal Dose
; for a Cold. . ..
New York, Jan. 26. Miss Lilian
Templeton, of Brooklyn, is dead, as a
result of taking a prescription of a
friend, who meant to cure, not to kill
her. Miss Templetbn had been suffer
ing from a cold. A friend gave her a
prescription, which called for equal
parts of spirits of camphor, pepper
mint, laudanum and balsam of fir.
This prescription was . filled by the
Bolton Drug Company. She took the
medicine Friday : evening. Saturday
morning she was found unconscious.
Physicians were called, but their efforts
were unavailing. Coroner Coombs said
tonight: "Twenty grains of laudanum
is a .large dose, and generally is ap
proached by giving gardually, increas
ing doses from 1 three ' grainB up L- to
twenty. There must have been forty
to forty-five grains in the dose, and
that is enough to kill anybody."
A Fight With Taquis.
Chihuahua, Jan. 26. At Rosales,
west of here, in the heart of the Sierra
Madre range, a large force of rurale
guards yesterday had a battle with a
band of Yaqui Indians, who had started
out on their winter raids of pillage and
murder against the farmers and miners
of that section. The Indians had al
ready murdered the members of two
families and were about to make a raid
and attempt to sack the village of Ro-'-sales
when the force of rurales, or state
troops, arrived at tha place in response
to a message, and made the attack on
the Indians. The fight was a desperate
one, and . resulted in twelve Indians
and five soldiers being killed.
' The Franco-Russian Alliance.
Paris, Jan. 26. It is semi-offlcially
announced here that Baron de Mohren--heim,
the Russian ambassador, has in
formed M. Hanotaux, the minister for
foreign affairs, that the czar has order
ed Count Muravieff, the newly appoint
ed Russian minister of foreign affairs,
to visit Paris so as to be presented to
President Faure and enter into rela
tions with the French minister before
returning to St.. Petersburg. Count
Muravieff will arrive in Paris on Thurs
day, and he will be tendered a banquet
at the palace of the Elyssee.
i , Sod Sohoolhouse Collapsed.
St. Louis, Jan. 26. A special to the
Republic, from Perry, O. T., says: A
schoolhouse built of sod, near here, col
lapsed and twenty-five schoolchildren
were entombed for sometime. The
trustees of the school district'' built a
schoolhouse of turf. They employed
Miss Jennie Jones to teach. . The
schoolhouse collapsed and every child
and the teacher were entmboed. Sev- ,
jeral children will die from their in
juries, and the young teacher is in a ,
critical condition. All had to be dug '
but. .,' ; ''
. Rearming of the Russian Artillery. ,
London, Jan. 26. A St. Petersburg
.dispatch to the Times, with reference .
to the rumor that Russia will spend
100,000,000 roubles in rearming the
artillery with the' French quick-firing
gun, says: The report requires confir
mation, but although the powefrul M.
de Witte, the minister of finance, op
poses the idea, his opposition would be ,
of little avail against the minister of
war, General Novisky.
Abbe Oiraud Elected.
Paris, Jan. 26. Abbe Giraud has :
been elected deputy for Brest, to re
place the late Monsignore D'Hulst. It
was a three-cornered contest, the other
candidates being the Comte de BloiB,
pure royalist, and Dr. Roiseli, repub
lican. - v , , , , ,
Commander of the Meteor.
London, Jan. 26. The Times an
nounces that Emperor William of Ger
many has appointed Ben Parker, of
Southampton, to command his yacht,