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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN y TWJ5LFTII YEAH. TEIN PAGES PnOENIX, ARIZONA, JtOXDAY MOBNING, JAXITAliY , 1902. TEN PAGES VOI,. XII. NO. 233. AFTER THE FILIPINOS A VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN Peace Advocates Found to Be Engaged in Promoting Insurrection General Bell Concludes That the Only Way to Quell the j Insurrection is Kill Off the Insurrectos A Capture of j an Establishment for the Manufacture of Ammunition j for the Rebels The Rebel Guard of Honor Has Been J Proscribed by the Government. j Manila. Jan. 5. General J. Franklin j "Pell is conducting a vigorous cam- ; paten In Batangas provim-e. Every available f-oldier is in the tWid. Thv ; columns under the command of ; Colonels Wint and Dougherty are doing ! excellent work and are driving the Kil- . ipinos in all directions. A number of i ih3 latter are tleeing to Tayabas pro vince, where the native constabulary are rendering valuable assistance In capturing men and rifles. The advocates cf peace aj. Manila de precate the stern measures employed by Oeneral Bell. In reply General Bell says these peace advocates have had numerous-opportunities to use their In fluence, as they have been given parses through the American lines almost for the asking, and that it has been after wards proved that they often went through the lines for th- purpose of assisting the insurrection. General Bell says the best peace method ( now Is a rigorous warfare until the insurrec- : tion is completely subdued. i nave ('ftpiftivM. a number of the mem- The arrest of members of the wealthy hers of Filipino set r;t society called 1-opez family and th.? confiscation of ' "Guar-tfia de Honor." Twenty mem their steamers and rice, as well as the hers jtr& charged with sedition. AS TO OHIO . TERMS OF PEACE A Distribution of Honors the Gen- eral Assembly. ! ( oiumous, ... Jan. . The republi can caucus last nighyname(1 a Forak;. ticket for the senae and a Hanna ticket for the hou., Touav the con- tost is continued ttn .w- SE,mo linn:.-. up committees, a chairmanship: 1 it is evident that the a nd preferred placer will go the Price, who me wiy :s the on ices. as defeated tor spetKer by McKinno: will be shown considr- ation as ch;, irman of tile judh-iary t oiiimiitee. nd the chairmanship of one commit .e on munic ipal affairs, ir. defeience tl oeorge B. Cox. will g. to some rJ,.mbPl. from 4 Mii.-inati. but that court tsv u-jji nol ie extended any furth The Tnate committees are oeing ap- i ;,yu ""I by a speci; - " ids oi ine re juuuran niuru n,n the h ' ;.. A BO KB AMBUSH. ftorla, Jan. -The r.oers am- led nartv of Scots Greys last Satrday near Brcnkhorstspruit, abolt. fft-tv oact of Pretoria, on th ,,,..!, i Thi Hi-itish -j,n.-.!;ieK six men killed and ten wounuea. cc Ostrich Farm Open Today Located in the Capitol A-dciitiort at end oy car line to minute drive from canter of city a herd of gigantic ostriches, standing 7 to 10 feet his", weighing 250 to 4)m) lbs. also a Iot of buby ostrii h ch;c'.:r, Jurt hau-lieil. only a few days oM. and a herd of Nubian ostriche3 just arrived after a two months' voyage, having been Imported direct from the Nubian Desert to Phoenix. VISIT our salesroom and see the pret iest display of ostrich feathers to be seen In the United States. Ostric.li plumes, tips, bous, collars, fans, pompons, hair nov elties and, in fact, everything made out of ostrich reamers. Admission 25 cents. Open daily. Including Sundays. SI 1 arrest of three members of religious corporations, who are known to be In stigators of the insurrection, has had uii fxi'.'iitiii fiipri uiHir: iiip iiwiivt The conditions in the Island of Ha- mar are still unsatisfactory, owing to j the difiii-ulty of finding the insurgents, j The civil authorities say that the Inl and of Leyte Is now perfectly peaceful. ! On th3 other hand, the military author- ities consider I-eyte to be dangerous on : account of its proximity to Pa mar. i for nr. other rr-aon. Liist Friday Ma- ) jor Albert Myer t.f the T'eventh 1 Infantry captured iuite an t -tens' ve 1 arsenal and plant for the making of I c;irtr!dg-s at Ormoc, on the northwest roast i i i..-yiL'. .Major .u-yer i-!i cap- ancthpr ltowtlcr faruf- larre til red ami several ritlos. Captain riu-her jM,r1 ts that h.- is raiiillj- i-i.IUinK fne ipiani of Mindoro of insurgents. The 'onstiuinry of Tai-lai The const;,i$uary 0f Tar lac, Luzon nao T.i-.li,.., a nuln h.rs tif Fiifpina sv "Ouaifia (-,e Honor." hers fre cha-ffe'l with ;P80 BOER MEETING CLEVELAND EXCITED Addresses by Mr. Bryan and Mayor '. . . Tom L. Johcsoa,. Cleveland. (.. Jan. r. Four thnusand people attended a pro-Boer meeting this afternoon. There was enthusiastic applause for every expression of sym pathy and encouragement for the struggling Hour;-. An unexpected feat ure r,f the meeting, was the appearance of Hon. YV. J. Bryan, who is in this city for the day as the guest of Mayor jjohnson. When the committee in charge of the meeting learned that the democratic leader was in the city an invitation was sent him and the mayor to attend and address the gathering. Both gentlemen :.ccepud. and when towards the close of the other speeches. Mr. Bryan and Mayor Johnson entered the hall the audience lose en-mase aud repeatedly shouted the names of "Bryan" and "Johnson," and greeted i he in with hurrahs and hand-clapping. lTon the stage wt-i e seveti native Boers who had been in some of the curly toiitlicts of their countrymen against the English forces. They were driven from the country and are now residents of this city. The meeting was continued for four hours, the principal address being delivered by John J. Lent is. "When the formal speeches were con cluded, Bryan and Mayor Johnson were called upon to address the audi ence. Mr. Bryan spoke for about five minutes, in which he said: "Sad will be that day: fallen will be the star of I" j our destiny, if the time ever comes : when struggling freemen feel ' they v- cannot lo'jk upon the people of these states for sympathy." Vj Mr. Bryan said he was in entire sym- pa thy with the intent of the meeting. t He eulogized the fighting of the South Xj African farmers and urged that they continue the struggle. He said he : was glad the war had cost England so . j dearly, and that the disastrous cost In i money and life would be a much X needed lesson for the English goveru ment. because it would teach, and 'i i has already taught, a lesson that would Vjnot soon be forgotten. i Mr. Bryan said he considered it a S' j compliment that the Boers looked to I I the I'nited States for aid and sympathy lln their struggle. He considered it a disgrace, he siiid. that no official ex prcr?ion of sympathy hud yet been made by this government. Mr. Bryan I said he believed the English peavle were opposed to a continuance of the j war, as they were too suffering be I cause of the unhappy conflict, and arc i the ones thit must bear the burden f the cost. " I Mayor Johnson alro spoke briefly. He said he was In full sympathy with the intent of the meeting, and he ex M Tressed similar sentiments with those Ii uttered by Mr. Bryan, saying that the i English people were generally opposed ( to the war. Besolutions were passed and will be A sent to President Boosevolt. They call ; j attention to the denunciation by Pres Xjldent McKinley cf the system of re- 1 concentration camps, and a quotation from the Manchester (England) Guar dian of September list, which states jtnat tne uegiec ti nunriuin iii. ucut.i pjrallel In history. 1 President Boosevelt is asked to con tinue the efforts of his predecessor to i bring an end to the horrors of he con- centration camps ana a wartare wnicn 5ly "Its unexampled ferocity and enor .!j!Rous cost of life and treasure has astonished the civilised world.' He is also asked to enforce the treaty of Washington, May 8. 1871. ilenyins the vessels from operating under British authority for the augmentation of sup llirs nf war from the United States. BY BOM HS The Rebellion In Venezuela Furthered. Vilhmstad. J. in. ii. A report renchod here hist evening that a bomb was ex oloifcd in the rt-sidenro at :tr;tc:is f i h V:iczu'l:m minister of lin he explosion wrecked Ti-llo Mmlixa. The a crinsidia bit portion of the hous bin no orit wan injured. The ntrenipt :uisr-d a consider:! hit excitement in :t-:is. i A linos t all the Venezuelan rrvulu jtionists. who have lately been lien. I 1 i 1 1 ve Iff t this inland to join the in- surrtM tion bfnly in Venezuela. KEXTITKY KILLINC V'fMm Was Sitting Wit Wife and Children. His i Franklin, Ivy., Jan. 5. Pleas II. i! wis k-I't-H f t his horn near here las., nighi j w liil-j silling before his hem thsion ? J v.iih his w f e and four children. 1 1 was bie i upon through the win'ow ilh :i sV-f tgun and the enti:e top of j hi. h:-ud was torn off. j The wife ami children placed the body on th3 Iwdand remained alone with j it throughout the night, afraitl to ven- ture out no , to give an alarm. There is the assassin. LATEST ECHO OF THE WALLA WALLA A Preacher Brought in Broken in Body ' Mi"'' ' " . - San Francisco. Jan. The French bark Max. which collided with the steamship Walla Walla early on Thursday morning. Is being towed to this city in a. badly disabled condition. The Max's bowsprit was carried away and her bow stove in both above anil bjlow the water Hue. Her water tight compartments kept her afloat. Ninety two survivors of the Walla Walla ar rived here today from Eureka on the steamer Pomona. There is still some discrepancy in the lists of the dad and missing. The number ranges from thirt seven to' forty-seven. This dis crepancy is due to the fact that several second-class passengt rj boarded the vessel just as she was leaving port. Others who are traveling second-class gav? assumed names in ord-.-r to hide identity. ByffTTking out wtTSTT" possibly are duplicates, the number of the lost stands at forty-two. Rev. Henry Erickson. who was am:mg the six survivors brought to this city last night, lips at St. Mary's hos pital, a physical and almost a mental wreck. His wife and three children are among the dead and missing. The Erickson family, excepting the mother, were second-class passengers. When the crash came they were awakened and all got on the upper deck together. Mrs. Erickson a nd the two younger children got separated from the father and elder brother. What their fate was is not known, but it is presumed that they were drowned wh;n the ves sel went down. Erickson and his son clung together and pitched into the water clear of the sinking steamer. They floated around for some time and were finally picknl up by a life rait, on which w. re a numbers of offi cers of the Walla Walla. It was almost daybreak when they were found and I they wc-re in an exhausted condition. The father and son were pulled on a light structure, but the boy was too weak to stand exposure. A few hours later he died in his father's arms, and alter the heart-broken parent had bowed his head In silent prayer over the corpse his son's body was consigned to the waves as tenderly as possible under the circumstances. Af tar the body cf the boy had gone overboard the father became more and more de spondent. Despite the advice of his companions. ' time and time again he filled his hands with water and drank it down. This added to his misery, and his companions feared that he would b2 he next to succ umb. The s-a was running high and dash ing over the raft, but all clung on through the long hours of the day and night. They hop?d against hope until the Nome Oily picked them up. x MISS STONE'S RELEASE STILL IN THE FUTURE Constantinople. Jan. 5. The news that the briKands holding Miss Stone captive are beinK hustieil by the inhab itants of Turkish territory, where they are saitl to be in hiding, has created a sensation here. A deadly feud is said to exist between the leaders of the hostile bands, some of whom are reported to have deserted and are ai tempting to le-enter Bulsaria. Much anxiety is felt here with regard to the outcome of these developments. The American legation here has not yet received news from M. Gargiuol. dragoman of the legation, who left Salonika for the interior the latter part of lant month, with ihe puriiose of communicating with Miss Stone' cap tors. The members of the legation say the rumors of Miss Stone's release are fllite unfounded. SALE OF PALO ALTO HOUSES. Palo Alto. Cal.. Jan. 5. Orders have been issued to sell kII the horses on the Palo Alto stock farm. Only ten of the most famous brood mares will be retained. The stock farm, which was established in 1877. held all the world's trotting records in 1SJ12. and has produced many nf the world's most famous race horses. COFFEE BUSINESS OF THIS COUNTRY Tmnnrfofinnc T act Veflr tflp'ffato' in co-operation with th? local au importations iast x ear me , tnorUieB.into the san!tary condition o Greatest on Record Interesting" Figure Showing tile Use f , R - . r n(lQnt. . , , . ., i net of the WorldrThe United States Ahead. , j Washington. Jan. '..-TV coffee im- j .i ..r fii.ul ui-iio -iil In f tho :.i.-.,.iar ytr iimi i.e ti.o lurseBt tin t hf historv of our import trade, t - - Eleven montns litres oi me trvau. 'bureau of statistics show that tne mi nnrtfl tinns of cc,ff:e amounted to 167.- iMy,r$5 pounds in the eleven months unding with November, against 707. 416.1 in the corresponding months in VJW, H17.223.877 In the correspond! n;; months of 18!9: 744.910.179 in the corres ponding months cf is.s; 726,119.996 1rt the same months of 1S97. and 567.929.S17 In the eleven months of 1H96. The figures indicate not only that the coffee importations of lyoi will ba larger than those of any preceding years, out that they will for the first time exceed one billion pounds. The value of thj coffee Imports of the year will reach about 70 million dollars. While th quantity imported will exceed by nrvre i than i!00 million pounds that of any pro- j ceding year, the cost will be less thn the average during the years from lsi0 ! to 1S97. when the cost per pound was ' materially higher than at present. Brazil furnishes, of course, by far the largest proportion of the coffee impoi -tations of the I'nited States. In lh el"veii months ending with November, the vou'Ji i.TP'fts from Brazil amount ed, according to the treasury bure!! of stai istics. to 762.14S.Td4 pounds, while the next quantity came from oiher South American countries, 91, 297,71 ' pounds; entral America, G4.;r.;, Mexico. 2l..r94.432. Thus of this lragest -Insle importation in the entire list of our imports, sugar excepted, nearly all comes from American countries south of the I'nited States, and this Is equal ly true of sugar, excepting that share which is drawn from the Hawaiian is lands. The I'nited States Is by far the larg est coffee consuming country of the world, as will bo seen by the following table which shows the importations i.f cofT?e Into the principal countries of Europe and Into the I'nited States in 18:-9: NET IM POUTS OF COFFEE Countries into "'-Total Per Capita which imported. Consump- Consump tion lbs. tion lbs. Russia 18.96.(rfo I'nited Kingdom 2!,120.COr .72 Italy 31,222.(0i .98 Austria-Hun. .. 92.iso.lHm 2.0 France 179.120.0oo .,V German Empire 343.r01,00n fi.i United States . SM1.757.000 10.79 The following table shows the total importations of corfoe into th? Unite! States by fiscal years from 1S93 to 11. also estimate for the calendar year 1901 : Fiscal Pounds Consump- year. Imported. Price tion per cents capita pounds 1S9.J .. .. ;K,U;9.tf.9 11.0 8.31 iSJ4 .. .. Vn.9"4.3S7 K 30 JS9." .. .. 6."2.20s,i7:. 1 i.7 M.r.i ism .. .. rso.;.:t7.nir 1 4.6 s.it 107 .. .. 7:,7.C4r.670 11-0 1(..;2 1SSS .. .. &70.:14.4.V 7.4 U.6S ivr .. .. $3i.s7.in;3 fi.r. 10.79 1 1flf:t .. .. 787.911.911 9.SI 1 irnd .. .. sr,4,s7i.::io 7.3 io.so j 1301 (calendar year estimated) . 1 ,0410.000.000 I HEALTH OF NATIONS PAN AMERICAN PLAN One of the Things the City of Mexico Congress is Working Upon. Mexico City, Jan. 5. The committee on international sanitary regulations of the Pen-American conference will report this week unless the conference 5s broken up by the d?legaro3 over arbitration. The recommendations on sanitary matters perhaps have greater practical importance than any hither to submitted to th? conference. The recommendation that will attr.ic; ihe most attention in the United States is that which looks to the nationalization of the quarantine. Ir. order to promote this it is recom mended that an int.-rnational commis sion be established whose membership j t shall consist of not to exceed five del- j egates appointed by each republic: the i v said delegates to be selected from the respective health and quarantine or- ganizations of each republic so far as practicable; that a general convention of these delegates shall be held once every two years, in which convention one delegate may represent more than one republic, the voting to be by re Tiirllri each rpniihMc represented hav ing on 2 vote in th convention. : The first general convention shall bejt called by the president of the United I .j. Stales at Washington, one year from; the adoption of these resolutions by , 2C this conference and the meeting place ! or places of I he subsequent conventions iL iitttrnln.-il nv fl ppnpral con - ventlon. The executive board shall consist of five members to be elected by the gen eral convention, which, with the sur geon general of the marine hospital service of the United States, as chair man ex-o(Ticio. shall maintain a per manent international sanitary bureau at Washington, D. C. The functions of the convention shall be adviftory In character, they shall mak? manifest, practical and active, the latest scientific know ledge which the world has obtained In sanitation to the end that the public health may be protected and that commerce may be facilitated. The general convention assembly, or ad interim the executive board, shall have authority to appoint ; sub-committees or experts to in vest i- of ports or places where pestilential dis eases prevail and. to Inquire into any other special conditions affecting the health of the American republics and to maintain communication with the various health organizations for the nurpfise of rcn ;n(.a3nr..s fn n e recommending suttlcien cinergeinies. KIU.RD IX MKUCY. A nionio. Tex., of the almost Jan. . On ac totnl failure of the? high price of feed stuffs . thiB SP,.tjon ovor 1()K, ,iea(1 c( horse , -i. : i uiiu mi'iii ii iirrii niucu ii San AntorJo durinff tne past sixty days to prevent them from dying from starvation. There has Teen a drouth in this section for twelve months or more and there are no prospect of im provements. KILLED FOR HIS CHILD. Sioux City. la.. Jan. 5. In a scuffle today over his child. Leonard Shulgren of Cherokee. la., was killed by blows of a fist, delivered by Frank B. Fer guson. Ferguson, who gave himself up, to the iKlice. claims he struck Shalgren in self-defcjjse. A KILLING NEAR MORRISTOWN George Bryan Found Dead-Evidently Murdered. Hot Springs Junction, Ariz., Jan. 5 (Special) ci'rge W. Bryan, a farmer. aged about CS year. . :1 " ,,M found dead about 20 feet from his tent by Ben Swiniger. a neighbor, with a bullet hole through his shoulder. In his hand whn he was found was a double-barrel shotgun. He was evi dently shot with a rifle cr a h?avy calibre revolver. The old man is said to have been peaceable and had no known enemies. Everything points plainly to murder. Deputy Sheriff Johns and Deputy Sheriff Young have hastened to the scene with a posse and though the murderer is at present unknown it Is probable that much will develop soon. The murdered man resided on Kimball Kyles old place, four miles north of White child and " fourteen miles from here. Sam Narlan. employed at the Little Johnnie mine, which is not far from the sce.ie of the killing, reached Phoe nix last night. He had heard discus sions of the affair, but had no details of the killing more than those contained in The Republican's special dispatch. Narlan believes, however, that the homicide is not altogether a mystery to the officers and that they are now on th trail of the slayer or slayers. The habits of Bryan were almost those cf a recluse. Ho was unmarried. It was inconceivable to his friends that the old man, regarded as thoroughly peaceable, could have acquired enemies bitter enough to perpetrate murder, during his years of peaceable retire mrnt. The murdered man was a brother of Thomas Bryan of Phoenix and the lace Creede Bryan. Another brither liv ing here is Mose Bryan. The dead man lived in this territory for almost twenty years, having come here originally from San Jose, Cal., and he was well known, especially by the old timers. A PRIVATE EXLPOSIO.W Which Seriously Damaged a Wash ington Mansion. Washington. Jan. 3. The explosion of a boiler connected with the heating apparatus in the basement of the hand some five-story residence of Beale K. Howard on Sixteenth street, today seriously damaged the house, and may result in the loss of life. The shock of the explosion was felt throughout the immediate neighborhood and the house was so badly wrecked as to be unfit for occupancy. William Foegus. the colored butler, who was attending to the fires under the boiler at the time of the explosion, was frightfully scalded and badly cut about the hands and face. His condi tion is critical. The damage was not to exceed $10,000. " -A 80 ACRES or Buckeye Land Highly improved with two water rights for only $1,700. NEW MODERN RESIDENCE Now being completed on Center Stret, For Rent February 1st, 1902 at reasonable figure. Corner Center and Adams Streets. !. ::.x::-Hx-:x:: WEEK IN CONGRESS THE IMMINENT MATTER Is Legislation Affecting the Building of an Isthmian Canal Simple Enough at First the Complicated by the Recent Offer of the Panama Canal Company The Senate Inclined to Wait Upon the Ac tion of the House Announcement of Death of Senator Sewall, Washington. Jan. r. After a recess of almost three weeks, both houses of congress will leeonvene tomorrow. Th? principal item of the hou?e programme for the week is the Hepburn isthmian canal bill, which is the special order for Tuesday. No limit has been fixed as to the time fur the debate upon the measure, but Mr. Hepbui-ii does not contemplate a prolonged discus sion of it. it Is surmised in some qimr tei s, however, that if the prohibition of the Panama ('anal company to sell Us property and franchises for $40,- iioo.ffCO should be made tomorrow, as promised. this may have the effect ol oitcuing a wider field of discussion than at first seemed probable, and If this should prove to be the case, the hill may be before the house for a longer time than is now contemplated. Mr. Burton has given notice of a I sbcech on the bill, and it is understood 1 that there wdl also be other speeches I Jin criticism of special features of the j measure, but its friends are very san- guine. not only that the bill will pass, but that it will pass speedily. Mr. Hepburn. the author of the bid. thinks that only a few day debate will b? necessary. It is expected that by the time the canal bill is disposed of ther will be one or more appropriation bilis ready for consideration by the house. - None of the appropriation bills have yet been passed on by the appropriation com- mittee. but boCh the urgent deficiency and the pension bills are in a forward state, and the expectation is that they will tt? considered by the committee during the current week. The present GAIT HOUSE MEETING NEXT GOEBEL'S DEATH I Members of the Conference Summoned Before Grand J ury. Louisville. Ky., Jan. 5. The Couvier Journu! tomorrow will say: "Senator Dcboe, former Lieutenant Governor John iiarshail and David W. Fuirleigh have been summoned to ap pear before the Franklin county grand jury on Monday, to tell the is said, of a secret meeting; that was held at thevOalt house in Louisville, a short lime before .Ihe shoot in?: of Ooebel anil during the contest before the general assembly. "The meeting was held in the par lors of the Oalt house, and those who were present observed the strictest secrecy. "Among thor.e who attended the meeting were W. S. Taylor. Adjutant Oeneral Collier, Dr. James (now Uni ted Slates marshal at Louisville). Dr. T. H. Flaker (now postmaster at Louis ville), Senator Deboe. D. W. Faiil. igh. Alexander P. Humphrey. Bail W. Duke. Thomas W. Bullitt, John M. Atherton and others. "It is believed that the Gait house meeting discussed, the means to enable Governor Taylor to retain his office." WILLING TO ARGUE. Mexico City. Jan. 5. There has been no essential change in the arbitration situation in the Pan-American con gress. The most hopeful feature Is that both sides continue to negotiate, prov ing that they are not anxious to push things to extremes. The Evans Loan and Investment Go. ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 15, 1885 Lend Money on Improved Real Estate Have for sale an extensive list of improved and unimproved city, suburban and country realty, containing many attractive offerings, which is furnished on application. HAVE MANY RESIDENCES FOR SALE AND FOR RENT. Tender Their Services to Conservative Money Lender J. W. EVANS, President, (NO'S, t AND 3 W. WA8KINOTON 8THEBT C THE PHOENIX PHOENIX. Paid-up Capital. 5100.0U0. Surplus and I ndlvided Profits. J.A0OO. CK 1-n-Wei.t T. v. PEJIBKRTON. Vice-President. , ' i mat. i. rv,ci(i- T. Tl T.AniMKR. Assistant Cashier. E B. GACK, Rtcel-lIneU Vaults unl Steel Safety Deposit How. Oeneral Uanking Business. Drafts it.Mietl on al! principal cities of the world. Directors Jas. A. t leming. t.. J. Hall. G. E. Richmond, A. N. Gage, B. Jrtevman. F. M. Murphy, D. M. Ferry, i.. B. Gage, T. V. Pemberton. : HOME SAYINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. PHOENIX. ARIZONA. . . CHARLES F. AINSWORTH, President. S. M. McCOWAN. Vice-President. R. II. CltEKNE. Secretary. Authorized Capilal SllM.DOO. Hours S a. m. to S p m. Jnterf-t on deposits. No commission on loans. Hugh II. Price. Cashier ana '"reas uror. Direc tors Charles F. Ainsworth. S. M. McCowan. Hugh 11. Price, w. C Foster. R. H. Greeco. Situation Has Been Somewnat intention is to give first attention to the deficiency bill. The estimates for thaf bill aggregate $12,000,000, and -it is not believed that these figures will be scaled down materially. The senate has no programme for the week, and very little business is on its calender, as the reorganization of the senate committees did not take place until just before the holidays. There are. however. "a few bridge bills reported and the Morgan bid for .the acquisition of the right of way for the Nicaragua canal is among the tneas- ures in a iosition to receive utien- mm. It is not probable, -however, that the right of way bill will receive con sideration at this time, the disposition being rather to await the action of the h;iuse upon the general subject, and then have the senate predicate lis ac tion on the house bill. If this course should be decided on, the discussion of the canal question in the senate will be postponed for a few weeks. The committee on the Philippines will j lake up the Philippines tariff question ' very soon, but there is yet no indi- catt"n as to how much time the mat ter may consume in the committee. Hence there is no piotabilily thai th senate itself will be able to reach that question for some time. Senator Fry? is engaged on his report on the ship- ping subsidy bill, but he is not yet able to tix a tin:e for its completion, J The announcement of Senator ! Sewall's death will probably be made i tomorrow, in which event there will b? ! an immediate adjournment for the day. j An adjournment from ThOrBday unld the following Monday is contemplated. j FALSE REPORT AS TO THE VULTURE I Tiesfott. Jan. 5. (Special) The at tention of Mr. F. M. Murphy having been called to reports in the Arizona Gazette and other papers that he had t.iken a bond on the Vulture mine, Mr. Murphy authorizes the statement that he has taken no bond on the property, has had nothing whatever to da with it and he does not contem plate acquiring any interest in the Vulture. AN ARIZONIAN Who Has Returned From African War. The South Halifax, N. S., Jan. 5. The British troopship Manhattan arrived this even ing from Cape Town. On board were two Americans who fought under the British Rag in the South African war. One of them. T. Ryan, served two years with the Duke of Edinburgh's colonial corps. He took part in eight engagements, the most important of which was the relief of Kimberley. His home is in Arizona and he is going to New Orleans. GERMAN MORMONS. Berlin, Jan. 5. A German Mormon conference has assembled here under the leadership of Hugh J. Cannon, son of the late George Q. Cannon, the well known Mormon apostle. One hundred and twenty-five Mormon missionaries are now working ifl Germany and have secured 2,000 followers. C. J. tOKNLLL, Secretary NATIONAL BANK AT1IZONA.