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L kTUR sts that "g much pref, no." He tutional e~ wing to Senator Teller has proposed an abmisslon amendment to the sundry civil appro- rela has ~ l)Jflation bill, to extend the limit of cost mit a sin! of the LeadvllIe building to $125,000. to the pepI Senator and MrS. Teller were among He assel the few guests other than tile Justices ration wo~ ~re~ent at President McKinley's dinner t. S.B. 2 l a honor of the Supreme Court on the ldar, cons] mgat of February 19th. reading. '1 In the United States Supreme Court ng was he~ the ease of the United States Trust at Deny4 L~mpany of New York versus the Ter- 24th, to ell rltory of New Mexico was assigned for Ebei~l in, argument October 28, 1901. y e~ The House passed the Senate bill to s e r.eserv~ ~nsion the widow of the late General , ~eglsAau~ ~enry W. Lawton. As the bill passed ,.resent..w~ ~e Senate it carried $100 a month. The sea ann r~ ttOuse cut the amount down to $50. ~s so g;rot Re try to ov~ Presentattve Shafroth has intro- )w meetJn~ttl.l]ced a bill to provide for the estab- Rev. Da~!~ ~hment of a national park in south- . S. McMu~ : astern Colorado, The purpose is to who am P.~tect the prehistoric structures of the Lg at Trinl~cliflift builders. td repeat~ Senator Warren has been assured" by te speake4 General Corbin that Fort Wyoming, will be used as a re- and organizing statio~ for one new regiments to be recruited or for some part of such a regiment. Senator Hanna, from the committee on commerce, made a favorable report on the bill for a submarine cable from Sall Francisco to Honolulu. The ~Inendment makes an appropriation of ,000 to be immediately available. Mr. Shafroth expects to secure the of his bill providing for pro- of pro-historic relics in certain states. Speaker Henderson recognition of the measure, Is regarded as highly meritor- 78 The Western West Point cadets of ~is year's graduating class, W.L. Uthrle of Colorado, Guy Kent of ~Ty. O!ng and John Lymington of New ~eexlco, were to-day nominated as sec- ,~d lieutenants of cavalry in the regu- ~tr army. Senator Warren introduced a bill pro- tal~lng to extend the provisions of the aw permitting homestead entries upon ~eoTaln abandoned military reserva- ~ons to all such re~ervations hereto- ore placed under control of the secre- tary of the interior. lctep;resentative Bell, who has op- l~sed the use of the pension office for me coming inaugural ball, introduced !lresolution providing that no public ildlngs In the District of Columbia all be used for inaugural functions except as expressly authorized by law. Black walnut canes have been given i~the Cabinet members 'by the Presl- at. The canes were sent to the Pres- ent from Illinois, and were cut from a Walnut tree on the farm formerly the Property of Abraham Lincoln, in Harri- Son township, Macon county, Illinois. Major Carl Lentz, president, and the thirty-two directors of the Northeast- era SaengerbUnd of America, called in a body at the White .House auld pre- ~0nted to the President an album nnd in red leather and containing the SOngs sung by the society at its last ~eetlng in 1900. ~Senator Carter, who is a conferee on e army appropriation bill, insists that Cuban amendment to the bilt must further amended so as to compel ba to render an accounting to the lied States for the money which was eXPended by this government in Cuba, ~luttt~ a view to the repayment at some uture time. Senator Clark presented a.favorable ~eport from the pnbllc lands commit- ee Upon his bill atnending the law gov- raing timber reservations so that citi- zens of Wyoming may have the ame PriVileges as those of Montana in the ~se of timber on public lands on the umth slope of the Pryor mountains a ad on lands south of the Crow resor- Ption, Montana. .P~resentative Mann of Illinois has il Itht~lk ueed a bill repealing section five the tariff act of 1897 under which the resident is empowered to levy addl- onal duty on int~orts receiving a ~Inty from foreign governments, lUal to the amount of the bounty paid. ; is Under the operation of-section five ~at a duty was recently imposed on ~nUSSlan sugar equal to the bounty paid n this sugar, m .... Senator Stewart, from the corn xtvee :~. ~aines and mining, reported a sub- .qtUte for the mining bill heretofore ~trodnced by himself. The substi- ,ute Prohibits any person from locating t Valuing claim, lode or placer for any ~er person, corporation or ,~ll. The substitute also authorizes ~e Purchase from the government of .m~tld believed to be oil land, at the price ~ $2.50 per acre. RePresentative Mondell presented a ~Onference report agreeing to the pro- [~atons of the bill extending to parti- ~Pants in the Spanish and Philippine w~ credit for time so served when cz~Ving up on homestead entries. The ~t also provides that the heirs of sol- _.era or sailors who died in these wars,. ~ho. prior to enlistment, made home- ~r=~l entries, may prove up on the ~dd e without further residence on the ds. correspondent says the comedy on the subsidy the Senate the other night in '. r{ let was the star and Mr. Mr. Chandler, Mr. Jones of and other statesmen took ac- Parts. the venerable Senator Pet. of Alabama, the patriarch of the body, who is familiarly to his colleagues as "the But- created a sensation by exclaim- "Mr. President, how this -- nonsense going to' last?" had a lively diseusslo.n on by Mr. Jones of Arkansas the Judiciary committee further consideration of the anti- bill passed by the House at the session and. to bring it before the for consideration. The major- maintained that the House measure unconstitutional. They pro- too; against taking up so great t~i the ciesiv~g honrs of the The resolution finally wen~ to WHAT IS BEING DONE AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL Senator Depew has reported favar-] Mrs. Charles W. F'airbanks, wife of ably from the commitee on expositions the senior senator from Indiana, has the House bill for the Lonisiana put- been elected president general of the Chase exposition at St. Louis. national society of the Daughters of the American I(evolution. The ballots cast were as follows: Mrs. Charles W. Fa,irbanks, Indiana, 333; Mrs Donald McLean. New York, 208: Mrs. Washing- ton Roebling, New Jersey, 42. The Senate passed the bill whleh re- leases the appropriation of $5,000,000 for the Louisana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis In 1903. It was amended by providing an appropriation of $250.- 000 for a government exhibit at the Charleston Exposition, to be held next December. Before the bill passed amendments were adopted closing both expositions on Sunday. The Senate committee on naval af- fairs agreed to report favorably upon all the nominations of naval officers for advancement except those of Admirals Sampson and Schley. They also decid- ed to recommend the revival of the grade of vice admiral and the appoint- men of two rear admirals to this office, the intention being that the President shall name Messrs. Sampson and Schley. The sub-committe~ of the Senate committee on mllit~tl, y affairs, having in charge the army.appropriation bill. has agreed to add to the bill Senator Spooner's amendment providing for a civil government in the Philippine archipelago. The committee will re- store the word "Judicial," eliminated from the amendments by the Philippine commission, thus giving the President explicit authority over the judicial branch of the government. Senator Warren introduced an amendment to the sundry civil bill pro- viding that volunteer officers serving in the Spanish war shall be paid for the .period fl:om the date of their en- rollment until time of muster into the United States service. Tim amendment is designed to equalize the pay of offi- cers in the Rough Rider and immune regiments, which, through inadvert- ence, were omitted from the provisions governing the pay of other regiments. By the emphatic vote of 18 to 42, the Senate rejected the conference report on the milftar.y academy appropriation bill. This action came at the close of a spirited debate against hazing inserted in the report by the conference commit- tee. Mr. Pettus argued that the pro- vision of the conference report which debarred a cadet convicted of hazing from ever holding a commission in the army, navy or marine corps was clear- ly unconstitutional. Messrs. Hawley, Chandler and Lodge expressed the opinion that the conferees had gone too far, and said that while hazing should be suppressed, no ,perpetual stigma should be put on convicted cadets. Mr. Depew, in opposing the hazing penalty, declared it had been adopted under public clamor and that Congress had acted upon impulse rather than upon judgment. During the discussion of the hazing penalty in the conference report several senators used pretty strong'language. Mr, Tillman sald that those cadets w~0 practiced hazing upon their physi~l inferiors were "brutes and dogs," alIO he doubted whether the provision against hazing could go too far. "This school at West Point," he asserted; "has become a disgrace in the eyes ot the world, on account of hazing." Mr. Teller said a system of hazing had grown up in West Point totally unlike that in any other institution in the country. It ought to be suppressed with a strong hand. Men who prac- ticed that sort of brutality, he declared, were unfitted for the command of American soldiers. "The ,people are outraged by this practice, "said he. "W'e have got to stop it, ~)r eventually dismantle the institution." A special to the New York Herald from Washington says: Thre~ times in as many days has the President told his callers that he believes an extra sessmn mewtable. The President went further than ever to-day by indicating his intention to call the extra session to meet two weeks following his in- auguration. Thi~ is taken to mean that it will be some time in the week be. ginning "March 18th~ probably March 26th or March 21st. The President still desires an extra session, primarily on Cuba. Fresh Information he has been receiving from Cuba conveys the news that the Cubans are manlfestlng a more liberal policy toward the United States government. What the Cubans want and what members "of Congress want Is that a committee of the tonsil. tutionai convention shall come to Wash. lngton and make arrangements with the President and his Cabinet which shall be binding. William E. Curtis, the Chicago Rec- ord correspondent, says it looks as if a scheme which Senator Hansbrough has been working over so long and so ably for the reclamation of the arid states would finally be adopted by Congress at the present session. It is Hans- brough'~ hnbby. He has been pound- ing away~'t I for years and has been making'(~anverts all the time, until al- most everybody now agrees that it is the best solution of'the irrigation prob- lem ever offered except their own. He proposes in his bill that hereafter all money derived from the sate of "arid and semi-arid lands shall be reserved as a special fund for the construction of reservoirs, irrigating systems and other means for their reclamation. This fund will at first amount to between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000 a year, and will increase as times go by and the 75,000,000 acres of arid territory in the West becomes susceptible to agricul- ture by its own usufruct. This fund is to be expended under~ the direction of the secretary of the interior, and no other moneys are to be appropriated for irrigation purposes. Gold In l!~mo~. Honolulu, Feb. 19, via San Francisco, Feb. ZJ.--A ,wonderful discovery of gold is reported in the Samoan islands. Black sand running as high as $940 a ton is said to have been found On the land of Uplia. Captain Best, formerly of the Oceanic Steamship company, who passed through here on his way to Samoa, is authority for the statement that a company has been formed and an 800-ton schooner bought to work the sand and carry the product to Syd. ~ey. AFFAIRS AT PEKIN SETTLED :,: SO CONGER MAY SAFELY LEAVE Pekin, Feb. 26.--Yesterday morning Minister C~nger turned over the affairs of the United States legation to ~,V. W. RockhiI1. particularly to conduct the ne- gotiations with the Chinese plenipoten- tiaries, and he will shortly return to the United States for a six months' vaca- tion. Americans here feel that this arrange- ment is a confirmation of the report that everything is practically settled, for Mr. Conger felt it his duty to finish [he negotiations satlsfactorily. The Pod He river will open next week, and then the exodus of diplomats, correspond- ents and others will begin. Li Hung Chang says he expects that the imperial court will return to Pekin as soon as notification is given that the troops of the allies are evac~ating the capital. He also asserts that no fur- ther difficulty in the negotiations is possible. Some old residents think there may be difficulty in connection with the cer- emonial of receiving the ministers of the powers by the court, but the min- ]stars themselves do not anticipate any. The German and Russian barracks for the gtlards of their respective lega. fleas will be ready in a month. Mr. Rockhill to-day attended for the first time a meeting of the foreign em voys in an ~ndependent capacity. No~ business of importance was transacted= Berlin. Feb. 25.--Commenting upon Mr. Censor's transfer of the affairs of the United States legation in Pekin to Mr. Rockhill the Tageblatt says: ' "It is probable that Mr. Conger's leave of absence means his recall, since he has been but imperfectly able to ac- commodate himself to the lukewarm policy of Washington." Most of the papers believe Mr. RosA- hill will act more in harmony with the other powers. The Lokal AnzeIger has the follow- ing from Pekin, dated February 25th: "The execution of Chih Chiu, former grand secretary, and Cheng Fu, son of the notorious Hsu Tung, to-morrow by the hangman, will occur upon the same place where last summer two pro-civ- ilization mandarins were beheaded. The s t~ is within the German zone. "All ~the other officials whose lives are demanded by the ministers of the powers will be beheaded in Slanfu. "The opinion largely prevails In Pe- Kin that Prince Tuan's punishment will necessitate the ehoslng of another heir to the throne than his son." Official circles say they cannot ex- plain the attacks of the Chinese regu- lars upon the German troops, but they are confid~nt these have not been in- st]gated by the Chinese government, which at the present Juncture would not give such orders. These attacks, in othO opinion of German ofaclals, merely show that the chaotic conditions still prevail in China. The same authority asserts that the powers will doubtless give sulta,bie in- demnity for unnecessary destruction of property. I 4- ~ 4----~--+--+-- 4- 4- 4- 4-4- 4- 4- 4-- FIFTY WYOMING MINERS DIE IN THE FLAMES AT KEMNIERER Salt Lake. Utah, Feb. 26.--& special to the Tribune from Kemmerer, Wy- aming, says: A disastrous fire in the Dlamondvllle coal mlfie No. 1, late last evening was attended with serious loss of life and great destruction of property. There were some fifty miners and fif- teen horses entombed. One miraculous escape was made, however, by John Anderson, who was working near the mouth of the level. When he realized that the mine was on ~re he, with some difficulty, reached the foot of the main lead, and by throwing a heavy overcoat over his head and shoulders, pushed his way through the flames and reached the head of the main lead completely ex- hausted and terribly burned, but will recover. He was taken out by friends. All efforts to succor those farther back have failed, as the flames drove the rescuers back. That all have per- [shed is without question. The scenes around the mine were heart-rending. Mothers, wives and sweethearts were weeping and tearing their hair in terrible agony and all ef- forts to calm them proved of no avail. The loss of property will reach an enormous figure and ~Ls the officials are reticent, the amomrt aud the names of those imprisoned were unobtainable at a late hour. : .... m~ The cause of the fire Is at p~t un- known. The mine"has been ~'~olugged at the sixth Ievel, a~bout two miles from the mouth. Cheyentae, Wyo., Feb. 26.--The Dis- monde]lie cbal mines employ about 600 men and are owned by the Oregon Short Line railroad. No. 1 is on~:~f the largest of the group. They have been in operation for several years., ~,' Two years ago fire destroyed 0fie mine and several lives were lost. Dia- monde]lie has beenthe scene of humor. pus mine fires. NEWS FROM DAWSON AND SKAGWAY Port Townsend, Wash., Feb. 27.--Ac- cording to advlces recei~,oed by the s'~eamer Senator, arrived this after- noon from Skagway, travel on the ice on the Yukon is exceedingly dangerous and a number of accidents have oc- curred, but none are resulting fatally. ,X telegram from Dawson dated Febru- ary 19th says that a stage loaded with passengers broke through the ice and precipitated all into the river, but they were rescued by travelers. The mounted police are posting warn- ing notices along the river. Dawson is free from smallpox, but vaccination still continues. The pub- lic vaccinator, accompanied by a squad of policemen, are making a house-to- house visit and everyone who cannot show a certificate is forced to submit to vaccination. The Dlrigo, arriving this afternoon, reports that on February 18th a clash occurred at Skagway between the mili- tary and civil authorities which caused eonslderable excitement. On the night of the 16th a negro sentry on duty in front of the barracks called out the guard, claiming he had been shat at by a civilian. The guard charged the crowd of by-standers, commanding them to throw up their hand~ Among the crowd were McLean and Frazer, two patrolmen~ and the colored soldiers seized and took them to the guard house. Indignation runs high at Skag- way and when the steamer sailed the matter was being investigated. ConsuI at Amoy. Denver, Colo., Feb. 26.--John H. Fes- let was yesterday appointed United States cpnsul at Amoy, China, to sue. ceed A. ~urlingame Johnson, formerly of Grand Junction, whose term will ex- "pire in a few weeks. Mr. Fesler's claims fo~ the position were advanced by Senator Wolcott, and the appoint- ment was made in advance so that the new appointee might be at his post without delay. Mrs. Fesler will ac- company her husband to the Orient. A. Burlingame Johnson, who will cease his official connection with the government as soon as Mr. Fesler ar- rives, was a Grand Junction newspaper man, and a nephew of the Burlingame Johnson who made the first treaty be- tween China and the United States, by which some of the ports, including that of Amoy, were opened to American commerce. Dr. Carl Johnson, of Den- ver, a brother of the incumbent, was appointed ~o be his assistant. It is un- derstood by the friends of Consul Johnson in this city that he will remain in Amoy and enter some one of the nu- merous comnierelal ventures which the expansion of the national commerce has made available to those conversam with the language and conditions of the Orient. 8hlploa4 of Lead and ~llvero New York Feb. 26.--The Brltisl~ steamer Chatton arrived in the harbor yesterday from Tamp]co, with a cargo consisting ~holly of lead bullion con- signed to M. Guggenheim's Son~ for their smelter at Perth Ambey. The percentage of gold in the lead is val- ued at $30,0(}0, and of silver amounts to $520,000 ounces. The whole cargo is valued at between $450,000 and $500,- 000. MRS. ATW00D'S BOSTON SUIT Boston, Feb. 20.--Mrs. Eunlce At- wood. a resident of Denver, and by oc- cupation a mlne superintendent, was in court here yesterday in an effort to prove her claim to the estate of her late husband, R. F. M. Atwood, who was a wealthy restat~rateur: The Atwood estate is valued at about $50,000, and his nephew now has con- trol of the property. After Atwood's death the widow, who had not lived with her husband for some years, ap- plied to be appoln'ted admlnlstratrix of his estate. To thls the nephew of Mr. Atwood obejcted and the court is now called upon to settle the contro- versy. In discussing the reasons for leaving her husband, Mrs. Atwood, in court to- day, confined herself to passing to the presiding Judge a letter in explanation of her conduct. This was admitted as evidence. The witness said she went to Denver on account of her health and while there engaged in mining enter- prlses. At the present time she is manager of the Atlantic mines at Em- pire, Colorado. She is sa!~l to be the only active woman superintendent of a mine in the United States. She Sub- mltted two certificates from'the gov- ernor of Colorado appointing her a del- egate to the international mlnin~ con- gress. Arizona Capitol Dedication. Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 26.'The thirty. eighth anniversary of ,the establish,~: ment of a territorial government ~,01~; Arizona was celebrated here yesterday, and was made the occasion of the ded- ication of the new capitol. YSsRors from all parts of the southwest~,pth. ered in ~he capital city to wltnos~the ceremonies. A large parade ended at the capitol building, where the ceremonies were held, The first representatives of the gov- ernment, according to Governor Mur- phy, crossed the New Mexican line in November, 1864, and set up the Amer- ican flag at NavaJo Springs The fol- lowing spring the first legislature was held in a log cabin at Prescott. The seat of the government was moved to Tucson and three sessions were held there, no two in the same place. Since tl~n the capitol has changed its location several times, finally being anchored here. The capitol is built entirely of Ari- zona products and ts an Imposing structure, said byexperts to be the best public building in the United States for so little money. Immense New Geyser. Helena, Mont., Feb. 26.--A dispatch from Livingston says that a new geyser commenced spouting in the Yellow- stane National park February 19th. The new gusher is said to be a big one and is located near the Fountain hotel, forty miles south of Mammoth hot springs. James King, winter keeper~o~.the hotel, says that when the geyser~t~]m out the shock was similar to one ca~ed. by an earthquake and that it wasac- companied by a tremendous rearing. King says that the Excelsior gey~br, the biggest one in the park, played on the anniversary of Washington's Birth- day for five hour, flooding the Fire Hole river and destroytn~ fish for ell fik~mee of two milan belGw. WORK ACCOMPLISHED BY THE FIFTY-SIXTH CONGRESS Washington, Feb. 25.--The record of the Fifty-sixth Congress is now practi- cally completed, and although a few im- portant measures are still in the bal- ance, it Is possible {o take a survey of the, wide range of legislation consider- eel and enacted. It has been an event. ful Oongress in many respects, inherit- ing, as it did, much of the work of re. construction and expenses made neces- sary by the events of the war with Spain. Chief among these questions has been the attitude of the government toward our new insular pessesslons. While this question is still open to some extent, yet the present Congress has passed up- on one of its most important phases by ~macting a law for a complete form of government for Porto Rico. The status of the Philippines has been an unfail- ing source of debate in beth branches of Congress, but with little tangible re. suit. Cuban legislation has been in abeyance pending the action of the con. stittrtional convention of Cuba in fram- ing the constitution of the islands. Another important achievement in in. aular legislation was that of enacting a law giving Hawail a complete form of territorial government, with an in- sular Legislature and Judiciary, a gov- eruor chosen from Haws[l, and a dole. gate to the House of Representatives. A Porto Rlcan commissioner also has been accredited to Washington. Aside from these acts this Congress has passed a financial law providing a permanent gold reserve of about $150,- 900,000, fixing the ratio between gold and silver, and organizing the bonding and the banking systems of the treas- ury; reorganizing the United States army on a basis of 100,000 men, reap- portioning the representation in Con. gross on the basis of the twelfth cen- sus; giving "free homes" on the Indian lands: providing for the government participation in the Louisiana Purchase exposition in 1903. as well as many oth- er measures of wide general import- ance. The appropriations of the present Congress will reach an unusually large figure, aggregating for the two sessions approximately $1,457,269,457. This is about $110,000,000 less than the aggre- gate appropriations of the preceding Congress, which, however, covered the period of the Spanish war, when the appropriations in a single year ran up to $893,231,615. The totals for the last two sessions of the present Congress. as recently summarized by Chairman Cannon of the House committee on ap- propriations is as follows: Appropriations, first session, includ- Ing sinking fund, $710,150,862. Appropriations, second session, in- eluding sinking fund, $747,118,595. The act of reorganizing the army and placing the military establishment on a permanent basis probably is the most important piece of general legislation enacted. Instead of planning a temporary ex- tension of the volunteer establishment made necessary in the war with Spain, Secretary Root devised a measure for a complete reorganization of the army on modern military lines, With a max- imum force of 100,000 men an.d a min- Imum of about 63,000. The House passed the bill before the holidays, but there was considerable delay in the Senate, and it was not until February 2rid that the measure became effective aa law. As finally enacted it provides a staaff- lug army to consist of fifteen regiments of cavalry, a corps of artillery, thirty regiments of infantry, one lieutenant general, six major generals, and the usual staff corps. The old regimental organization of the artillery is discon- tinued. Authority is given the Presi- dent ~o enlist natives of "the Philippines when necessity requires, not to exceed 12,000 men. A provisional regiment of Porto Ricans also is provided. A fea- ture of the act is the prohibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors in any post, transport or other military property of ~he United States. The financial legislation of the Con- gress bas been of unusual importance, and has placed on the statute books the law establishing the gold standard, providing for the redemption and re- issue of the interest-bearing bonded oh. ligations of the United States. estab- lishing a permanent gold reserve of $150,000,000, regulating national banks, and making numerous provisions re- specting circulation and the tax on cir- culation. This measure was drafted by leaders of both houses prior to the meeting of Congress. CHINESE GOVERNMENT EDICT ORDERS BOXERS PUNISHED Pekin, Feb,~25.--The full text of the imperial edicts regarding punishments was sent last evening to the ministers ~f the powers. It is identical with the unofficial report already cabled. The ministers say there is a little confu- sion with reference to strangulation and suicide, but that this Is not im- portant. Li :Hung Chang received a bulletin announcing, the sentences that could, be best carried lute effect by the boa~rd~ of punishment, and ho requested the Japanese to deliver Ying Nien a~' Chap Shu Chiao in order that the sear fences in their cases might be execute: ed to-day, in conformity with the edict, but the Japanese considered the notice too short, and have delayed the en- forcement of the penalties, until Tues- day, in order tha~ the ministers of the powers might send representatives if they desire. It is also Intended to guard the men at the place of execution, so as to prevent suicide or escape. When official confirmation, d~ly cer- tiffed by high officers of stal~ of the sentences of death upon the others shall have been received, andthese two have been executed, China will have practically complied with the terms de- manded by the powers, as she has al- 'ins the responsibility of the viceroys and governors. Prince Chun, the Emperor's brother, will soon go to Berlin to express Chl- na's~regrets for the murder of Baron Von Ketteler. tie says that China has now performed everything required by the powers, except the payment of the indemnities, the amount of which has not been decided. He thinks arrange- :merits should be made for the evacuao tlon of Pekin, in order to enable the court to return. He says he believes no nation in history ever complied with a series of terms more quickly and more completely. No ~tclal" announcement has been made of the abandonment of the pro. posed expedition into the interior, but it is not likely that any further pre- parations wiIl be made. The foreign envoys feel that the proposal was a master-stroke and caused the settle- ment of what might have been a pro- tracted affair. The ministers of the powers regard the punishment edict as satisfactory. Chih Siu, former grand secretary, and Hsu Chang Yu, son of the notorious Hsu Tung, will be publicly executed in Pekin Tuesday. An edict has been promulgated sum- ready, agreed to is~!~e edicts prepared pending examinations at all points by .,the minfl~ters of..,the pewters for the which were the scenes of outrages up- ce~tions 0~ examinations ann regard- i on foreigners. ' .. HOW YOU CAN FIND ~" ~"~*~*"~"" "" THE BRAND NEW STAR ~avan~ ~eb. ~4.--Indep~ndence D.y Denver, Colo., Feb. 25.--Dveryone wants to see the new first.magnitude star which has Just made its appear- ance in the constellation Perseus. Dr. Herbert A. Howe, astronomer of the University of Denver, gives the fol. 10~vlng iustruetions for finding It: "The new star may be easily found by observing-the following directions: At 6.:50 o clock in the evening an ob- server facing northward and Io0king toward the zenith may see almost ex- actly overhead the brillant star Capella, which Is one 6f the brightest in the heavens, and cannot well be confound. ed with any other star in its neighbor- hood. About eight degrees to the right or east of CaPella is Beta Aurigae, which is brighter than any other star .close to it. A line from Beta Aurigae through Capeila; prolonged westward (that is to the left as the observer faces northward) a distance of about two and a half times its own length, termi- nates very close to the new star, which la much brighter than its immediate neighbors. A few degrees further on, not quite In "the same direction, but somewhat south, is to be fonnd the fa- ~s star, Algol which suffers periodl. changes of lustre." ~ ]gm'al ~ree Dellvex, y. Kansas City, Me., Feb. 25.--Charl~ Hedges of Washington, asslsta~at ~uperintendent of rural free delivery, addressed the annual convention of the Missouri Postmaster's Association Sat- ttrday. Mr. Hedges, in the course of hie remarks, gave assurances that ru- ra~ free delivery as an adjunct to the postal service of the United States nas come to stay. I~ i~ no longer an exper- iment, said*he., The practical beneflm af the system have been so well dem- onstrated t~at It will be extended and will become not onl~ a permanent, but one of the most important fe~mr~ of the pob~al service. Mr. Hedges also 'predicted that in carrying Out the idea of rural'free deity. ery it ~Ould open the way for the es- tablishment pf thine Other .great p.ro- J~t~ eotmeeted with the posta.i ~rxlee. These are the po~tal telegraph, parcels ~t and the ixmtal savin~ bank, ._ was celebrated with processions, mass meetings and general demonstrations of rejoicings. There Wa~ a parade of 08,000 school child~ bearing Cuban ags. General and Mrs. Wood were showered with flowers by the children as they passed. The Re'publican pa~y held a meeting. Senor Capote, who presided, spoke favorably to the United States, while the remarks of Saner gayas were rath- er revolutionary. Saner Zayas assert- ed that the present Cuban leadem should imitate the martyrs of the past. He declared that the "tricks which the mericana have been playing upon the Cubans is the cause of the non-devel- opment of the island." He predicted that the end of all would be dissati~- faction, adding that independence would only be attained by the machetes of liberators. "Cuba," he ex- claimed "should be preserved for the glory of the Latin race." Saner Juan Gualbert Gomez ar- raigned the advocates of annexation a~ traitors ~o the cause of Cuba. ,Abseoudins Oattle man Retm'nlng, Kansas 'City, Feb. 26.--A sp~lal to the Times from Chihuahua, Mexico, says: Grant Gillette. the Kansas cs.ttle man whose intention to return to Kansas twas announced ~wo or three days age, ~eft Ohi~auahua two days ago f o~-Vera Cruz. From there~ he will go :to New ixork, after which he will immediately ]go to Kansas City and face the charges [against him. Gillette says he will ae- ]count satisfactorily for the big cattle mortgages he left unprotected wZ~en he fled to Mexlco~ Mrs. Gillette,is said to haw already reached her former home in Kansas with her bey,~ having left Chihuahua for the North several daYs ago. ~rnlvt~ at D~dwood. Deadwood~ B. D., Feb. 25.--The Black HIltS pioneers have ~eclded to hold a earnlval in this city next sum- met,, lasting four dayS, celebratng the ~wenty-flfth anniversary of the settle. merit of the Black Hills.' It will com- mence July 8rd and ia expected to eclipse anything of the kind that has ever occurred in the state, or In fac~ in the e~th~a~West.