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VOL. XLIII. NO. 67.
BOYS, FREE DOLLARS! Aa a Ctrl tmis gift to all the boyB from 3 to 18 years, we wi 1 give ONE DJIL'VK all thia coming we;k and Christmas Kve. You only have to buy for cas'i a Suic or Ov rcoat to the amount of $5.00 or upwards —the hoy g;ts the dollar. Cur stock is complete and safe and nothing has been marked up to meet this gift, fo accommodate Christmas shoppers we will »c p op in every evening this week until NINE; Saturday and Christmas tve till if N. ."-"elf congratulatory gifts for males of all ages, in our Furnishing Departra nt. What's more pleasing than a silk umbrella? AWAY ALL NIQHT-UNDERWEAR! MULLEN. BLUETT I CO., 101 NORTH SPKING STREET. 201-203-205-207 &. 200 W. FIRST ST". I WHAT WILL I GIVE I FOR CHRISTMAS? I Are questions that most puzzle 'he brains of thousands. | The nearer Christmas comes the greater the puzzling, f but prr sent-givers become more sensible each succeed ing Christmas. USEFUL articles have become now suitable for Christmas presents. APPRECIATED AND USEFUL PRESENTS ARE In HATS: In MEN'S FURNISHINGS : Derbys, White Shirts, Fedora, Underwear, t Tourist, A Box of Hose, Silk Suspenders, Hats. Neckwear, !f. IWE HAVE THE LARGEST STOCK ' GlOveS, p | to choose prom. j Handkerchiefs. | Lowest and Correct Prices. See Our Windows. i SI EGE LI UNDER NADEAU HOTEL.. Jj| >i«JPMWsWaMMMMtass%»saIMssMW^ AIHIIBKMICNXS, MEXT M ATI N EtC THIS EVENING SUNDAY SUNDAY AND DURINu EVENING. AT 2. T M fc_ WEEK.. DIRECT FROM NEW YORK The Ma y° s Trou P c APPEAR. BOWEN AND WALTERS '•OAPOLlO" ■ FOSTER AND EVAN'S GONEALAI SISTIO-S " LAMONT BROTHKRB RUSSELL AND RYDER WARD AND MARTEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS Ad Additional Big Specialty Aggregation Prices, 10, 20, 25 and 50 cents. SPECIAL BARGAINS IN PIANOS THIS WEEK at Bartlett's Music House, 103 North Spring St. LABT DB KONTSKI RECITAL WKDNBBDAY EVENING. t> ♦♦»»♦♦♦♦ • * ♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦<>♦♦«>♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦»»♦♦ I CRYSTAL PALACE i 138-140-142 S. MAIN ST. CROCKERY ♦ t Our Mammoth Store is crowded with an STORE | ♦ endless variety of new and beautiful goods. 0 f southern cnfomia | | CHRISTMAS PRESENTS f X FOR ALL- ♦ ♦ FINE BARGAINS From Today ! I ISC J? o ISC Unti l Christmas | t 25c R 2 5 c I I | c co C / N Ve P rs| we Away | i $1.00 SI.OO 1 nai 1 * I —— A NICE ,DOLL FREE ! t Rich and i ♦ With every purchase of ♦ ♦ Magnificent Display 50 cents or over. X ♦ i ♦ In Our t I A Large Toy Animal * ♦ ART ROOMS. with eve 7 25 cent I I * a.v_y w purchase. j J MEVBERG BROTHERS. | The Herald • LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER T, 1894- AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL. House and Senate Forecast for the Week. Efforts to Pass the Nicaragua Canal Bill. A Vote May Be Had on It Before the Holidays. Kir'tlng Debato Kxpioted OB tha No CurrtooT Hill — Commercial War With Germmnr—Urorcr Ooaa X Gunning, By the Associated Press. Washington, Deo. 16.—The Nicaragua canst bill bolds its place as tbe nnlin isbed business on the senate calendar and the general understanding appears tc be tbat it will continue to occupy the attention of tbe senate, with few inter ruptions, and those by consent, until a vote is taken upon it. The bill only comes up on each day alter the dis posal of tbe morning morning business, and will surrender tbia place tempo rarily on Thnraday to permit the cere monies in commemoration of Webster and Starke, on tbe unveiling of their | stntuea, which have been placed in the capitol. There ie also a probability that the committee on appropriations may aßk consideration of tbe urgent de ficiency bill towaid tne last of tbe week. It is understood that Senator Cockrell, chairman of this committee, will lay stress upon tbe choice of getting thia bill through before the holidays, and that he will ask the senate to pass it on Monday or Tuesday. There is little probability, however, that any of the other appropriation Dills will receive the attention of the senate during the week. The disposition among tbe senators is favorable to an adjournment on Thurs day until after the Christmas holidays, but it is probable thnt the house will not consent to this arrangement and that the adjournment will be delayed until Saturday. The programme there, with relerencs to adjournment, so far as one baa been arranged, is to adjourn on Saturday, the 22d iustant, until Thurs day, the 3d of January. Some senators predict tbat the final vote on the Nicaragua canal bill will be reached this week, but tbe frienda o! the bill scarcely hope for thia reanlt. They realize that tbe precedents of the senate are all against action ao apeedy on a ' measure of such Importance and pre* sentiug ao many pointa for debate and act speeches, and they are also prepared to encounter opposition which haa not yet taken definite ahape. Senator Oaffery'a objection to an agreement for a vote on tbe bill on Wednesday neat is understood to have been made npon constitutional grounds, and it ia quite likely that he, with several othsr tena tora, including Vest. Teller, Georpe and Vilas, will desire to be heard in opposi tion to tbe meaanre before it shall be disposed oi. Seuator Cullom will to morrow open tbe speaking for tbe week with a speech on tbie question. HOUSE FORECAST. This week, tbe laat before the holiday recess, promises to be an exciting one in tbe bouse. The banking and currency committee has arranged to bring for ward tbe banking bill and will ask a re port from tbe committee on rulea for a special order which will eet aaide the remainder of the week beginning Tues day for debate on the Carlisle bill with provisions for a final vote on Friday next. Tbe banking committee desires 10 prolong the session so as to begin at 11 a. m. and continue until 10:30 at night, with a receaa from 5 until 8 p. m. The terms of the apecial order will be submitted to tbe committee on rulea to morrow. There ia considerable oppoaition among the Democrats of the house to the abort limit it ia proposed to act on tbe debate. Many feel that auoh a measure, contemplating aa it does, a revolution in tbe entire banking system ot the country, should not be crowded through in haste. This feeling is shared by some of tbe most prominent Demo cratic leaders of tbe house, end there seems to be a large probability that the banking and currency committee will be overruled and that the special order will give thia week to debate witb a provi sion for a dual vote after the holiday re cess. Tomorrow tbe house will take np and dispose of the army appropriation bill. I The adjournment for the holiday recess will probably occur Saturday. The talk of continuing the session without the customary recess seems to be baaed on very alight foundation. COMMERCIAL WAR WITH GERMANY. In view of tbe diainclination of con gress to take up the auger schedules of tbe tariff act and the consequent im probability of auy action snch aa waa recommended by the president looking to the repeal of tbe duty of one-tenth of one cent on aagar produced under the bounty system, tbe future action of tbe German government ii being awaited with some apprehension here. The speech of the German chancellor in the reiohatag, in which he made a atrong point of tbe discrimination im posed by tbe United States towarda German engar, ia believed to indicate a strengthening of tbe policy which that government haa adopted, directed to the exclnsion or severe restriction of American prodncta aought to be imported into Germany. At pres ent Mr. Bunyon, our ambassador 1 to Berlin, is working bard to secure an amelioration of the stringent order of exclusion in the case of American cattle, and Secretary Greabam is in almost daily consultation witb tbe German minister here on tbe same subjeot. Up to this time no appreciable degree ol aucceaa haa attended tbe efforts of our government. The character of the negotiations appears to indicate a pur pose on the part of tbe German govern ment to procrastination nntil congress decisively announces its intention in the matter of tbe auger duty. As long as these conditions remain, our govern ment is likely to wait patiently, but should there be any fresh attacks by Germany upon American interests, there ia reaßon to believe the adminis tration will have recourse to the retalia tion act of 1890, and single out German articles, the importation of which into tbe United States in volume about equals the American meat and cattle trade with Germany, and forbid their importation. • AMERICAN REPUBLICS. Inangaral Address or tho New President of Brazil. Washington, Dso. 16. —The bureau of American republics has received the inll inaugural address of President Prn> dente de Moreas, delivered November 15th. Tbe new president is the first to be elected to that high office by the voice ol tbe people ol Brazil—his two prede cessors having been elected by the vote of tbe national congress. Tbe president speaks of the dissension and strife through which tbe republic ban passed since its inception, Novem -1 ber 15. 1889, and closes with a patriotic 1 apostrophe to tbe loyalty and confidence ' of hie countrymen. It is learned by tbe bureau tbat the long pending boundary question be tween Paraguay and Bolivia has been at last settled by a treaty agreement be tween the two countries. Bolivia ac quires territory which gives her an out let along the right bank of tbe Para guay river ior a distance of about '20 leagues. The bureau is notified that tbe repub lic of Honduras has adopted the gold dollar of tbe United States as its Btandard coin. GROVER GOES A GUNNING. The President again On* on a Hunting; Trip. Washington, Dec. 16. — Preaident Cleveland, accompanied by Dr. Ordway, Captain Kvana and Mr. Charles Jeffer son, left Waahington this evening on an Atlantic coast train for a hunting trip on tho coast of Houth Carolina. The party will return in about a week. The town of Georgetown is tbe desti nation of the party. Fine duck hunting ia there afforded and a few deer are occasionally shot. disgusted FiGursns. A Hegjtra of Pag* From N«w Orleans. The BnWea Tret-arty. New Orleans, Dec. 10. —Jamea Barry left this morning for home aur 1 waa much disappointed and eaya he will pay no attention to Connors in the future. Tommy Ryan also departed. Lavigne ia detained by the police. Ac aoon aa be can get away he will go borne and reat for three months. He will not retire from the ring but will try for a match with Johnson of Minneapolia. Bowen'e funeral will take place in the morning. The grand jury will begin an inveetigation at the eaaie time and tix the blame for bia death. Governor Foster waa seen tbia even ing and aaked for an expression of his opinion of the so-called glove contests in tho light of the tragic outcome of the Lavigne- Bowen fight. The governor expreaeed himself as firmly opposed to such exhibitions. He Baid: "I have alwaye been very positive and emphatic in my opposition to the glove contests as carried on in New Or leans by professional prize fighters. I regard it aa a brntal exhibition, tending to demoralize public sentiment and in no wise calculated to elevate the tone of public morale. "When the effort waa made to have tbe Corbett-Mitchell fight take place in New Orleane, I determined to exhaust all the power of the state to prevent it, and so declared at that time. Tbe un fortunate termination of tbe Lavigne- Bowen contest accentuates tbe import ance of prohibiting any Buch further exhibitions." Disappointed Oynllsts. Philadelphia, Dec. 17. —The profes sional six-day bicycle race between prominent wheelmen of tbia and other countrtea had been announced to begin at 12:01 this morning. When that hour arrived, however, it waa diecovered that through a misunderstanding the bicy cles had not been brought from a Chest nut-street store, from which tbey bad been hired, and at 1:45 a.m. tbe efforts of the managers to* aeenre the wheels and etart tbe race had not succeeded. Jockey Grlfnn*e Arrival. San Francisco. Dec. 16. —Jockey Harry Griffin, the highest salaried man in hia profession in America, arrived to day and will appear before tbe San Francieco public at the Bay Diatrict track this week. He ie under contract for next season at a salary of $30,000. Can Not lieoover. Asheville, N. C, Dec. 16.—Vice- President Stevenaon returned to Waah ington last night. Mr. Stevenaon iB liable to be recalled to Aaheville at any hour, as Mica Stevenson's condition ie extremely critical. In fact, it ie con ceded that bar recovery ia impossible. An Uverdue Steamer. New York, Dec. 16.—Some anxiety has been caused by the non-arrival ot tbe Mallory ateamer San Marcoa. She waa expected to reach here Saturday at tbe latest. The ateamer haa not been reported aince leaving Galveaton. Order your euit early. H. A. Getz ie crowded for fine tailoring at moderate pricea. 112 Weet Third Btreet. Wickatrom & Peraon, tailora. Fit, workmanahip and goods guaranteed first-class ; prices moderate. Room 1, 120>2 S. Spring atreet. The new tariff on crude robber baa not yet affected Off & Vaughn's pricea on hot water bottlea and fountain syringes. 1 quart, 50 cents; 2 quarts, 75 cent; 3 quarta, 85 centa; 4 quarta, $1. Caehmere Bouquet soap 20 centa a cake at Off oc Vuughn'a, corner Fourth and Spring atreetß. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second street. Oysters 50c a dozen, any style. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma. ATROCITIES IN TURKEY. Armenian Heroes Fiendishly Tortured. Flayed Alive and Their Flesh Eaten. The Saltan's Tacit Approval of the Slaughter. •'..kin Pasha Decorated for Conducting the Butchery—A Stat.mant by- Ike American Board of Missionaries. By the Associated Press. Tifklis, Russian Trang-Caucaeia, Dec. li.. — A letter which appeared in a paper here states tbat for 19 days tbe residents of Armenian villages where the outrages were perpetrated fought against tbe Kurds. The Armenians loßt only 10 warriorß, while the' Kurds lost 56!). When tbe troopa nnder Zekki Pasba appeared tbe Armenians were compelled to succumb. Alter Zekki Pasha's treachery in offering peace, 03 young Armenian men were tortured horribly for three dayß, then all were murdered and their bodies buried in a ditch. Among the Armenian heroes who lost their lives, the writer mentions Derbe droz, who with bis own hand killed seven Kurds in a fair right. He was captured and flayed to the waist. Pieces of hia flesh were cooked and eaten by tho savage Turks, while he was etill alive. gbfdfb more than other missionary organiza tions in America, centralizes the work in behalf of Armenians in Asiatic Turkey. Its western Turkish mission began in 1819, its eastern Turkish mission in 1836, and ita central Turkish mission in 1847. Theße three missions comorise 15 sta tions, 268 out stations, 45 missionaries, one medical missionary in eastern Tur key, 42 married womeu and 73 unmar ried women—in fact, it employs 791 na tive laborers. These laborers occupy 299 places for stated preaching, securing average conssregationß of 30,747 peraone. Tha Sabbath schoolß number 264. Tbe adherents are estimated at 46,864. There are 112 churches, witb a member ship oi 11,181, of which 458 were re ceived within a year. Tbe educational j work is extensive. There are four theo logical schools, 31 colleges, high and boarding scboola for boye and 20 col leges, high and boarding achoola for girls. There are 375 common achoola, containing 16,833 pupila. The contri butions of the natives last year to tbe American board amounted to $34,758. These facts do not include the work in European Turkey. Numerous inquiries have been re ceived from the press and from the Con gregational constituency in the United States, which baa induced these organ izations to furnish the following state ment relating to affaira in Turkey : THE MISSIONARIES' POSITION. Wo are not unconcerned by tbe re ports of massacres in eastern Turkey. Tbe position of the missionaries of the American board within tbe Turkish em pire is an extremely delicate one. Sym pathizing deeply on tbe one aide witb all who are Buffering by reaaon of pov erty, oppression and misrule, they have yet been loyal to tbe government under which they have lived, and have never countenanced Bedition or rebellion. It has been their blessed privilege, while preaching tbe gospel of Jeaus Christ, to aid the poor, to protect, as far aB possible, the oppreaaed and to de liver from unjust officials multitudes who have been arrested or imprisoned. It is not necessary for our missionaries after these scores of yeara of devoted labor to prove their sympathy with the Buffering and oppreaaed by joining oth ers who, at a aafe diatance from the scene of danger, are pasaing vigoroua resolution", in condemnation of the wrongs indicted. They are doing their best, amid no little peril to themselves, in the interests of those for whom they have long labored, but our readers can well understand that for tbe aake, both of the helpers and the helped, it ia in expedient for ua to make a full state ment of all we bear and believe. Some things we may properly cay prior to tbe full investigation of tbe alleged atroci ties, which we trußt will he made by the representatives of both our government and tbe European powers. STORY OF TUB MASSACRE. In the Saasoun region, south of the Mooßh plain, there are, or were, many villages inhabited by Armenians. These people were systematically robbed of their flocks by Kurds, and in the latter part of the summer tbe Armeniana pur sued tbe robbers in tbeir endeavor to recover tbeir property. In alight which reaulted aome Kurds were killed, among whom were some who were enrolled as Turkish soldiers. When information waa given that the Armeniana had killed aome of tbe sul tan's troops, the charge of robellion was made and orders were sent to put down the insurrection. The reauit waa tbat the lawless and uncontrolled soldiers made indiscriminate slaughter of the people who had sought to defend their prop erty. In tbe horrible massacres which followed thousands were slain, aome state 6000, others 10,000. The details of tbia wretched affair are not obtainable, even by those near the scene. They will never bo obtained unless foreign governments insist upon a thorough in vestigation conducted by foreignere. The poor people are in terror and do not etate tbe truth unless under protection. UNRELIABLE REPORTS. A document baa been prepared near the scene of the carnage, purporting to give the judgment of the people, that the thousands slain inTalvorie met their just deaerta, and expressing regret that it had been thought beat to eend con suls to investigate, since there haa been TEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BY TKI.KOr.APU—Alleged Japanese out rages at l'ort Arthur . ..Turkish atrocities in Armenia A crisis in Italy Death of Robert Louis Stevenson Congressional forecast ... President Cloveland off on another shooting trip Appointments of stateoflicers-elect ...Controller Colgan'a re port Overdue ships Another storm on the Pacific Coast notes Sensational tragedy at Council Blufl'3....General hows gleanings. LOCAL—Chief of Police Glass makes his an nual report Occidentr.l college news — Yesterday In tho churches Retnrn of an excursir n party who visited the delta of the Colorado river Railway employees ob ject strongly to the cut in wages—Willis Chapman's story about being robbed by Maud May. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Mt. Low k—Home notable visitors. Pasadena.-Funeral of F. 11. Valletta....Mn licale at Hotel Green. Santa Ana—Dr. Warnon'a faith cures....Lo cal afl'alrs. POINTERS FOR TODAY. City Hall—Council 10 s. m, The Imperial— Vaudeville. no need for tbeir coming. The value of auch a dooument will be underetood when the methods for eecuring signa tures are known. But Buch investigations should be made moat vigorously, either to relieve "the government from unjust chargee if tbe statements are incorrect, or, if they are proven, to bring about punishment of tbe guilty parties. Though our missionaries in Eastern Turkey are often upon the Mooch plain, wbere there are many out statione in which the evangelical work ia conducted by them, yet their work has not extend el into tbe Saaeoun district, and hence they have had no direct reports from the eceue of the massacre. the sultan's approbation. Papers from Constantinople, entirely under tbe control of the Turkish censors of the press, announce that the aultan has sent one of his imcerial guards to the city of Erzingaan, in Eastern Turkey, to carry a decoration to Zekki Pasha, the commander of the Fourth army corps. which ia located there. Zekki Paeba ie the military com mander who led tbe troope against the defenseless villages in tbe Saaaonn district at the time of tbe massacre. Another envoy carries four banners from the sultan to the four leading Kurdish chiefs who were associated with the militaiy commandant in the reported massacre, and who probably were tbe instigators of it. Alter tbe eultan hae thus approved of the action of his troops and of the Kurds, it will be impossible for any commission appointed by the Turkish government to investigate the outrages and bring any report that re flects either on tha Kurds or the army. By tbia act ths aultan aesms to aaaume all the responsibility for what has bsen done. ALL CHRISTENDOM AROUSED. These stories of wrong and oppreaaion hays aroused the civilized world. We are glad to learn our government haa directed one of ita conanla to make an independent inveatigation of all matters connected with the reported maeaaore. But our government does not etand in the came relatione to Turkey ac do the European powera that, nnder the treaty of Berlin, secured the right of seeing that good government was maintained throughout tbe Turkish empire. The rights thus guaranteed ought now be exercised and tbe firat step should be the most thorough inveatigation aa to the conduct of affaire throughout Armenia. We cannot doubt that the European powera will attend to tbeir duty. The winter ia not a favorable time for visiting Eastern Tnrkey, where the snow ia often from eight to twelve feet doep. Time and patience will be re quired. Erzingnan, which is referred to in the preceding statement, ia a city 06 miles southwest of Erzeroum, situated on tbe Euphrates, in the midst of the mount ains. It is not noted for the energy of its people, both Turka and Armenians. A HFARTBROKEN WIPE, Bin. Saaly Spends Sunday In Jail With Hal Husband. New York, Deo. 16.—Samuel O. Seely, the National Shoe and Leather bank bookkeeper, who is locked up at the Ludlow street jail charged with atealing $354,000, aaw his wife for the first time today since he abandoned her some time in November and then fled to Chicago. Hie wife has been very ill since his flight, and tbe prisoner's chief anxiety haa been for her, for tbe pair are devotedly attached. The evening waa well advanced before Mrs, Seely went away. A cad scene waa enacted at the separation. The two clnng to each other for a long time with out saying a word and then, supported by her brother, the woman walked slowly out of tbe room. A THREE PEK CENT LOAN. American Bonds Would Find a Keady Market in London. London, Dec. 16.—1n ita financial arti cle tbia morning the Daily Newa says tbat if the American congress would aanction a 3 per cent gold loan it could be placed here at advantageous terms. Such a loan would not imply any large withdrawals of gold from here, but would check the arrivals, which threaten to intensify the present congeation here while creating dietruat in America. Fatal Collision of Hoae Carta. Rochester, N. V., Dec. 16. —In re eponding to an alarm of fire this even ing,'hose carte Noa. 6 and 9 bad a colli sion at a street crossing. Both oarta were going at full apeed, and tbe firemen were thrown in all directions. Louie Rico, tbe driver oi No. 6, wae instantly killed, and Captain Frank Grafton of No 9, was seriously injured and may die. John Borne Uoee to Omaha. Denver, Dec. 16.—John Burns, the English labor leader, left tonight for Omaba, Nebraska, where he is booked for a epeeob. Florida oranges at Althouse Bros.' OUT DAMN'D SPOT Japan Trying to Remove the Bed Stain From Her Escutcheon. NOTHING TO CONCEAL. A Denial of the Alleged Mas sacre of Chinese at Port Arthur. DETAILS OF THE AFFAIR. Saeh Overt Arts at Wars Committed by tha Japs War* Fully Jaittfletl, An Investigation In Progress. By tho Associated Press. San Fbancisco, Deo. 16.—The Chroni cle today received the following cable* gram from iti special correspondent now at Hiroshima, giving a strong denial to the reports of butchers' of Chinese civil ians at Port Arthur after the forts were taken: Hiroshima, Japan, Dec. 16.—Concern ing the alleged massacre at Port Ar'.hur, lam assured by Ito Myogi, secretary generalof tbe Imperial cabinet, r.'hat %kM reports are exaggerated. He aoka con aideiation of the facts: First—That a majority cf the so called Chinese civilians said to have been butchered by Japanere troops in Port Arthur were really soldiers in plain clothes. Second —Tbat tbe Cbi/aeta soldiers al ways discard their uniforms when in I flight. Third—Tbat most of the civilians had previously fled. Those who remained were armed with rifles and tired on tut Japanese. Fourth —That the mikado's forces, when they marched into the fallen stronghold, were highly excited to find that the bodies of tbeir captured com rades had been fearfully mutilated. The Chinese garrison, seeing that Port Ar thur waa doomed, had put the Japanese prisoners to atrocious deaths. The viotors found the pinioned bodies ot tbeir fellowKsoldiers ripped open and disemboweled, while some captives had been burned alive. These atrocities and the memory of others committed by the Chinese since the beginning of the war. enraged the Japanese beyond endur ance, yet nearly 400 Chinese prisoners were taken by the Japanese when Port Arthur fell. These will be sent to Tokio and aa kindly treated as others have been. The wounded Chineae here are treated well, tha emperor'a own phyaician being in charge of the hospital. JAPAN INVESTIGATING. Washington, Dec. 16, —A telegram haa been received at the Japaneae lega tion in relation to the atrocities alleged to have been committed by the Japan ese on the capture of Port Arthur. Tha government at Tokio is not yet in pos aeaaion of full details of the affair, but the information already at band shows conclnaively tbat aome of the reports which have been circulated concerning the conduct of Japanese troopa are ex aggerating and misleading. If there waa unnecesaary bloodahed, the Japan ese government cannot bnt believe there haa been aome inciting cause for the behavior of the Japanese troops, aa hitherto they have been moat exem plary at times nnder circumstances cal culated to excite feelings of the deepest resentment and animoaity. It ia known to be a fact that the great majority of those Cbineee who were killed at Port Arthur were not peaceful inhabitants, but Chinese soldiers dis guised in civilian drees. Moat of the inhabitants fled from the place several daye before ita capture, and at the preaent time have returned and are pur suing without molestation or restraint their accustomed occupations. The Japanese government has no dis position to conceal any facta, but hat canaed the strictest investigation to be made, the results of which will bs inada public shortly. some recent fighting. Hiroshima, Dec 16.—A dispatch from the front states reinforcements were sent to the Japanese detachment which, on Daonmber 12tb, waa com pelled by a auperior Chineae force to retire from Sci Baabu. On December 14th the strengthened Japanße force made another attack on the Chinese, who were advancing from Sai Baebu. The latter fought with vigor, but were completly routed, fleeing to the shore. The Japanese pursued tbe enemy as far as Cbokinasha and captured four gune and several prisoners. The Japanese loss waa three officers wounded and 70 privates killed or wounded. The Chi neae are atill confronting tbe Japanese divieion commanded by General Tat aumi and fighting is expected shortly. a peace ambassador. London, Dec. 16. —A Times epecial from Shanghai aaye there is a Chinese report that Chang Yin X wan, president of tbe board of revenue, hae been ap pointed ambassador to Tokio to arrange terms of peace. A dispatch from Hiroshima to ths Timea aaya that Field Marabal Varna gate, commander of the tirat Japanese army, haa arived at that place, having been invalided and orderod horns. The report aaya tbat tha third Japanass army is atill at Hiroshima awaiting orders.