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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. A government nitrate plant will probably be erected in the New Khrer Valley in West Virginia. The site is being inspected now by government officials. A huge site near Hinton, W. Va., has been offered. Plans have been perfected for the construction of a road from Shanghai to Woosung. China. This will facilitate motor traffic between the cit-.es. Woosung is tiie nearest deep water port to Shanghai. Offers upon the- part of the Cuban revolutionary leaders to withdraw their forces, in order to keep American intervention from becoming a fact, wen BUMS in the Cuban House of Representatives Thursday. Advices received by Gen. Pershing tend to confirm the report of the illness of 1 rancisco Villa, who is said to be either suffering from re-Opening of his old wound or sick from some other cause. Indians on government reservations in South Dakota are petitioning Washington in an effort to alleviate the "high cost of living." which threatens the "red in, a" as it docs his white brother. Monday is inauguration day in Washington and the city is bedecked with deew ations. The international situation adds a more serious note to the inauguration than is usually the case. According to information eminating from I iris. Germany has a fleet of 100 battle ship submarim S, any ot which are capable of bombarding cities or fortifications. Count von Bernstorff, former German Ambassador to the United States, has been nominated lor tiie Reichstag, according to an Amsterdam dispatch.