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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. SAGUACHE, COLORADO. u i The American shoQ is now pinching tim German foot. There is certainly a pleasant way of getting around this corset ques- tion. Queen Wilhelmina's husband re- minds us of Queen Victoria's prince consort. He's so different. There will be a chance for somebody to got rich by obtaining the fireworks e.oncessl0n for that anarchist island. ,It will be generally acceptable, per- lhaps, ifc arrangements for moving the anarchists can be completed by May 1, 1902. The figurehead of the battleshlp Mis- souri ought, perhaps, to be suggestive of Missouri. What have Missourians ~. suggest? Clrlna's feverish preparations for war prove that she does not propose to he dismembered without making a vigorous kick. It is reported that the llve stock chow brought 300,000 visitors to Chi- wtgo, and they all stopped to do their Christmas shopping. Relic hunters are invading the expo- sition grounds at Buffalo, and it is feared that somebody will make way with the white elephant. Russia must be anticipating a day of uncommon dampness. The czar is said to be have hoarded away a sur- plus of four billions in gold. If the Germans take as kindly as the English to American shoes, then the three great nations of the world will soon be on a common footing. Sir Henry Irving has the right idea as to "what to do with the old men." He will not let them consider them- selves as old m~n till they are over 70. Grammarians are wrangling over which Is correct--"bread and butter Is" or "bread and butter are." They are both correc~ when a man is out of a Job, The glad season draws nigh when the lessons learned by observation at the football field will stand the strenu- ous patron of the bargain counter in ~ood stead. The sultan's order excluding all comic papers from Turkey is expected to have a depressing effect on the pa- trons of Turkish barber shops and Tur- kish baths. If the whisky trust, which has been advancing the price of its product, could manage to render the cost of Jags prohibitive its good work would be generally applauded. Mrs. Nation has unsheathed her ~aatchet again, provoked this time by an invitation to contribute to the fund for erecting statue to the memory of Sir Walter Raleigh, the tobacconist. Mr. Tesla's prolonged and unusual silence may perhaps be accounted for on the theory that he has discovered eamething the announcement of which he is afraid might challenge our credu- lity. Styles of poetry are subject to the changes of time, the same as every- thing else. The number of visitors to f.he cottage in which Robert Burns was born shows a tremendous decrease this year. The noble earl who urged his heredi- tary right to act as carver at the grand banquet 6o follow King Edward's core- Ration ceremonies made the egregious mistake of admitting that he knew nothing whatever about carving. His lalm was promptly disallowed. The royal stomach will be safeguarded at any cost, even if the royal carving ~tonsils must be entrusted to plebeian but skilled hands. Great wisdom is shown in some of the measures proposed that seek to go to the root of anarchy. Power ought to be given to punish anarchistic ut- terances, to break up anarchistic meetings, to deny the right of asylum to anarchists, to deport others that are here, to prevent others from com- ing, All civilization ought to unite in hunting out and driving out these m~n But we should take care even tn such measures that in seeking an object so laudable we do not infringe the lundamentals of liberty and hurt ourselves more than we hurt the an- archists" We may not lightly part with the right to free speech and a free press. ~ire should be well advised that me,saree we adopt for discouraging anarchy really reach their purpose. If we are to believe the Paris Rap- 1~1, Rlzz~, whom the world has all Jalong boP.eyed to have been a high- class Ital.~n adventurer, was really '% priest w]~o disguised himself as a mu- sician f~r the purpose of giving re- ligious ~vnsolatlon to Mary Queen of Scots." Priest or musician, he was evi- dently not a success. All the historians eomhinsd have not done as much to win sympathy for the luckless, beauti- ful Mary Stuart as the man who paint- ed the familiar picture of her walking Krandly to the block. DOYLE-BURNS MINING SUIT DECIDED AT COUNCIL BLUFFS Council Bluff~, Iowa, Dec. 24.--The Jury In the Doyle-Burns mining suit, in which James Doyle asks for $1,000,- 000 in stock and dividends of the ~ort- land Mining Oompany, returned a ver- dict Saturday awarding the plaintiff ~46,~..~2.73. Burns' attorneys gave notice of a motion for a new trial and will argue it next Saturday. "If.a new trial is not granted," saidSena- tor Patterson, "'we will appeal the case to a higher court." The jury twice asked Judge Green for further and renewed instructions, and also asked him to define two of the questions offered by the defendant. One was as to whether they could, un- der the evidence and instructions, find for Doyle upon the Tidal Wave claim and not upon the Bob Tail No. 2 and the Devil's Own. The court empha- sized former instructions that such a finding could be made. The verdict decided that Burns and Doyle entered into a contract Febru- ary 2, 1892, by which each should share and share alike in all claims they had at that time acquired or should in the future acquire. It de- cided that the plaintiff's interests in the Professor Grubbs and defendant's interests in the Portland mine were not acquired under an agreement made March 14, 1892, and that Doyle made his first demand for the stock in controversy February 2. 1895. They decided that the market value of the stock was 75 cents per share and that 45 cents in dividends had been paid on the Portland when the demand was made. The verdict de- dares Burns did not own an interest in the Devil's Own claim when it was transferred to the Portland Mining Cmnpany. '_['he verdict also finds that Burns owned an interest in the Tidal Vtave and that Doyle owned part of the Bob- tail No. 2 when the transfer was =ade. Attorneys for Doyle say they will do nothing until after the motion for a new trial is hes/r(L They say that they will insist that a bond be given, either in case of appeal or a new trial, and that if it is not given they will petition for the appointment of a receiver for the Portland Gold Mining Company, as they did when they se- cured a default judgment in 18{}8. The litigation Just closed by the ver- dict of the jury in the Doyle-Burns mining suit has been the most inter- esting and important that has ever come before an Iowa court. The suit was of a nature very seldom if ever indulged in by citizens of Iowa, be- cause there are no gold mines in the state. Why the Portland Mining Com- pany Is incorporated under the laws of Iowa has never been fully explain- ed. The suit has cost Pottawatomie county about $3,000 and has occupied the attention of the equity branch of the District Oourt for eleven weeks. There have been in attendance United States senators, congressmen and law- yers with a national reputation. There have been 200 witnesses examined, most of whom have come from Colo- rado and have remained in this city at the expense of the litigants through a greater part of the trial. A few have come from other states, including two from Kansas, two or three from Utah. and one each from California and Nome. Alaska. The suit was to recover about $1,- 000,000 worth of stock and dividends in the great Portland Mining Compa- ny, which Doyle clalmtd to be his due as his share in the original claims that furnished the rich ore that has made that company worth its millions. ,4,.~-I--I~-i~-i-+-i-+-l--l-:': * :': * :'= * ='~ # :': ~ ::=++.i.4~+-i'~ ARGENTINE REPUBLIC PREPARING FOR WAR Buenos Ayres, Dec. PA.----General tMitre, president of the boundary com- mission and former president of Ar- gentina, will approve the resolution of the Argentine government to with- draw Senor Portela, the Chilian min- ister to Argentina. The people are flocking to the p~jb- lic rifle ranges. Each citizen is al- lowed to'shoot thirty-five cartridges from a Mauser rifle, gratis. "Foreign ~egions" of soldiers are being organ- lzed. The Buenos Ayres Herald expresses its approval of the recall of the Argen- tine minister to Chili. The paper does not believe this step necessarily means war. It says, however, that the Argentine government could not follow a more dignified course of ac- tion. The Herald speaks glowingly of the power and present state of organ- ization of the Argentine navy. ,Senor Conchs Subercaseaux. the Ohilean minister here, had a confer- ence Saturday with General Roca, president of Argentine. General Roca's demeanor to the Chilean minister was cold and he spoke with energy. The conference became a little violent in eharacter. General Roca severely eriticised the proceedings of the Ohilian adminis- tration. The international situation with ~hili remains unchanged. The Argentine government has re- solved firmly to maintain Its rights until such time as Chili makes a full explanation of her attitude in the matter. It is calculated here that 80,000 men will answer the first call for soldiers. These men are ready to undertake any duty. There is. furthermore, a re- serve of 30.(s)o young men to the fore- going 80,000. Throughout the entire republic to- day men are practicing at rifle shoot- tng. The energetic stand of the govern- ment is enthusiastically supported by public opinion. PRESIDENT IS DEFIED BY HISTORIAN MACLAY New York, Dec. PA.--Edgar Stanton Maclay, whose connection with the Schley case led President Roosevelt to request his resignation as special la- borer in the navy, made formal de- mand yesterday for trial by usual naval procedure. He averred that his case came under the civil service law and that he could not be dismissed without formal charges, trial and con- viction. The request for his resigna- tion was sent to him by Rear Admiral Barker, commander of the navy yard at Brooklyn, and he replied at once by letter, formally setting forth his posi- tion. Discussing the ca~e Maclay said: "The President cannot have me dis- missed under the law as I see it. I do not see how he can force me out. q am protected by the civil service laws enacted by Congreso, whose enactments the President is bound to execute. I do not know positively, but I believe my position under the civil service, furnishes me complete protection so long as I violate no rule of the service, and that I have not done and I have so stated in my letter to the commandant in answer to the request for my resig- nation. No, I did not say the President Is as bad as the czar of Russia "I have done nothing more than write to the commandant and ask that charges be preferred against me, and will do nothing more Just now. I have not been suspended and am working here to-day, as I have been doing for fifteen months. I have tried to do my duty here and have broken no rules and shall sd, mply stand by my rights, more for the principle of the matter than anything else, for my position here pays me very little and is chiefy val- uable becouse ef the experience and in- formation it affords me as material for my books." Rear Admiral Barker forwarded Mac- lay's letter to Washington. Uncle Sam Should Intervene. London, Dee. 24.--Commenting on the Argentlue-Chili trouble and the ~ference of the matter by ArKentina ~to Great Britain, the Times declares that the duty of preserving peace be- longs no less to the United States than to Great Britain. The Times also says that a word from the United States, or even a strong inf'mation of the opinion of the American government, which would assuredly be strongly supported from London, would almost certainly ensure a pacific settlement of the difficulty. The Times says: "We can hardly doubt but that in some shape or other that word will be spoken." PANAMA CANAL TO BE COLORADO NOTES. ~Vashlngton rumors still associate ex- Senator Wolcott with a Cabinet posi- tion. The November pay roll of the Minne- qua steel plant at Pueblo amounted" to more than $212.000. x he Denver Mining Exchange will oceupy new quarters in the Equitable building after January 1st. The nomination of B. C. Fleming, register of the Sterling land office, has been confirmed by the Senate. Congressman Shafroth has intro- duced a bill ~o increase the cost limit of the Denver mint to $800,000. Extensive improvements, to cost in the neighborhood of $60.0(0, wU1 be made in the D. & R. G. shops at Den- ver. Senator Teller and Represent,~tives Bel~ and Shafroth have decided to re- main in Washington during the holi- days. A Washington dispatch says that Mrs. R. R. Gibbon. wife of Justice Gib- bon,~has been appointed postmistress" of Ward. Milton Hess of Frederickstown, Mis- souri, has been appointed an industrial teacher at the Grand Junction Indian school Attorney A. B. McKinley, who was terribly mangled by a street car in Denver some six weeks ago, is reported to be almost well again. A heavy wlnd storm in Buena Vista on the 22nd blew down the telephone and electric light wires and left the town temporarily in darkness. Tracklaying on the extension of the street car line at Boulder has been be- gun. The rails were secured from the Tramway company of Denver. The Denver & Northwestern Rail- way Company proposes to light the town of Arvada by electricity as soon as the Platte street power house is put in operation. The Pi-esident has appointed C. B. Timberlake receiver of public moneys at Sterling, and P. Hobkirk receiver at Del Norte. Both were confirmed by the Senate. It is claimed that no bettereducation- al program has ever been presented iu the state than that ef the Colorado State Teachers' Association in Denver, December 26th, 27th and 28th. Numerous shoplifters were arrested In the large stores at Denver during the rush ef the holiday trade, the crowds being so dense as to afford tempting opporttmities to those thiev- ishly disposed. Four annual poor reports filed with the secretary of state are as follows: Las Animas county, number of poor helped, 37: cost of maintenance, $592. OFFERED FOR A SONG Lake" 1~; $15,767.47. Kit Carson, 9; $1,049.25. Otero, 113, $5,225.26. The purchase of Coliseum hall in Paris, Dec. 24.--At the meeting of Denver by Patrick R. Gallagher, ath- the Board of Directors of the Panama letic instructor of the Denver Athletic Canal Company Thursday, President Club, gives rise o the report that it Huton, who recently returned here ] will be maintained as a boxing arena, from the United Sta~tes, and M. Cor-ibut the purchaser says it is acquired ran, the director of works, resigned ~ solely for investment purposes. their offices The report presented at +ha rn,~a~tn~,',-. fha ~hnrohc*ldo~r~ ,~ tha I The following appoint~aents of Cote- ....... n n Iraao postmasters nave Dee an- canal company nere mm a~ver GO re- _ _ . ~ ........... .......... s-- - nounee~: ~arl, yVlnlam '~acKe; ~u- vlew~ ~:ne negouatlons tot tne ale oi ............ .,,., ...... th United "~ta .... reKa" ~nna aemz; ~mustone, ~. ~. me canal property ~o e ~ tim Ashley; Hoehne, H. H. Butler; La and says: Plata. F. H. Gordon; Pickton. G. M. "The decision o$ the Isthmian com- mission was evidently due to a misun- derstanding whlch must be dissipated We shall ask you to give us full powei~ to negotiate with the governme~at of the United States under the reserve of submitting for your approval the fig- ure upon which the representatives of the American government agreed, and the mandatory to whom we shall en- trust the continuance of the negotia- tions. Our negotiator will be Instructed to notify the American government that we .are prepared to set aside the valuations which have been considered as the price asked, and which have been gauged unacceptable, and we of- fer to take as a basis of discussion, the figures and declarations contained in the conclusions of. the isthmian com- missioner's report. We shall, more- over, give our mandatory power to close the discussion by proposing a fixed price. We hope this simple cate- gorical offer will exercise a favorable influence upon the future negotia, tions" M. P. Forot, the former comptroller general of the army, and M. Bourgeois, the former minister of finances, will re- place Mm. Huton and Corran. After an upro~rlous session the share- ~holders almost unanimously voted to adopt the proposition set forth in the report empowering the board to con- elude the sale and eoncession to the United States of all the Panama Canal Company's properties, subject to the limitations specified above. G. A. ]g. Al~polntmenta. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 24.--Com- mander-in-Chief Eli Torrenee of the G. A. R. has made public the follow- ing appointments: Committee on Legislation for Vet- erans in the Public Servlee--Joseph W. Kay, Brooklyn; Leo Rassieur, St. Louis; J. P. S. Gobin" Lebanon, Penn- sylvania; H. A. Castle, St Paul; George H. Patrick, Washington, D. C.; O. H. Coulter, Topeka, Kansas; B. F. Bing- ham, Washington. Committees were also named en school histories, on Fredericksburg battlefield, nationa~ work, fraternal re- lations with Sons of Veterans, national sanitarium at Hot Springs, South Da- kota. and a committee to foster public sentiment in favor of honoring the flag and preventing its ~esecration. There is also a list of thirty-three special aids in charge of military in- struction and some 250 aids to the commander-in-chief, assigned to duty in the res.pective departments and or- dered to report by letter tu A. Noel Blakeman, chief of staff, Vernon, New York Miss Stone to ]Be R, eleased. LondOn, Dee, 24.--According to a So- fir dispatch to the Daily Telegraph au agreement has been reached between the brigands holding Miss Stone cap- five and the American legation at Con- stantinople, under the terms of which the brigands are to accept 14.000 for the release of Miss Stone. It is said the ransom is to be paid o~ Bulgarian soil and that Miss Stone is to be lib- erated in Turkish territory. Tonebling; Rugby, L. B. Morris; Yam- pa, W. W. Carte. The county commissioners of Arapa- hoe county recently received bids for burying paupers who may die during the year. Bids ranged from 1-99 of a mill to 1 cent for each body. Under- tatkers claim that eastern relatives us. nelly turn up to pay for having the. bodies taken care of or shipped. The Associated Charities of Colorado Springs recently received a check for $1,000 from General W. J. Palmer, it being a Christmas contribution to the eurrent expenses of the organization. It wlll enable the association to insti- tute some new branches of work that have ben contemplated for some time. Thomas Elliott. while attending a Christmas tree at the Lycan school house, four miles west of PlatteviUe, was badly burned and narrowly es- caped death. He was acting as Santa Claus, was dressed in cotton and the cotton became ignited from the can- dles. The severest burns are on the face and hands. It is thought he may lose the sight of one eye The Colorado State Optical Associa- tion held its regular monthly meeting December llth, at the office of Presi- dent Robert Brooks Finch in Denver. Dr. Edward Jackson addressed the as- sociation on "Prisms," giving technical explanations of their various phases and uses. President Finch also ad- dressed the members. State and city members will meet January llth next for a grand banquet. The still house of the Florence Oil and Refining Company at Florence was burned on the afternoon of De- cember 16th, the loss being estimated at about $3,000. Located in (he still house were four tanks, each one con- taining 500 barrels of crude oil that was being refined. One of the stills sprang a leak and the crude oil imme- diately caught fire from the firebox of the boiler, close by, which furnishes steam for the refining process. H. M. Whait, a man about sixty-five years of age, was found frozen to death three miles from FairDlay on the 17th instant. He had started with a horse ai~d cart o drive from near Hartzel to Park City, and his horse gave out after passing Fairplay, when Whaite was overcome by the storm. He leaves a wife and three children living on.the ranch near Hartzel. The horse was so frozen that it had to be killed. A Boulder special of December 22nd to the Denver News says: Rev. Canon E. W. Sibbald. pastor of St. John's church,, this city, this morning admin- istered some corrosive sublimate to his two children and took a dose of it himself. It was obtained by the house- hold to use as a gargle fer sore throat. andx as the children were so afflicted and his throat was troubling him, the rector gave the children a dose and took one himself internally. As soon as he had taken the poison Canon Sib- bald apprehended hls mistake. Phys,- clans were sout for all three were treated, with the result that they are now resting easily, although they all suffered intensely. LATE WASHINGTON NEWS AND.., CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS Representative Wood of Calif~rnla~This alleged claim, it is understood, has introduced a bill ~o establish a de-I will not embarrass pending legislation partment of mines and mining. Senator Warren has introduced an amendment to the constitution, grant- ing the right of suffrage to women. The Senate has confirmed the nomi- nation of Philander C. Knox to be At- torney General of the United States. Senator Cullom has introduced in the Senate a bill providing for the retire- ment of the Hawaiian coinage and cm'- rency. Senator Hanna has introduced a bill granting a pension of $5,000 a year to Mrs. McKinley, widow of the late President. The House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce has fixed Jan- uary /lth for taking up the Pacific cable question. Senator Frye has introduced a joint resolution authorizing the President to invite the king of Siam to visit the United States. A bill has been introduced by Mr. Mitchell fixing $2 as the minimum rate of wages to be paid to women in the employ of the government. Senator Lodge has introduced a bill to prohibit the sale of firearms, opium and intoxicating liquors to the natives of islands in the Pacific ocean. T~e House Committee on Agriculture has fixed Jammry lath for taking up the anti-oleomargarine question, at which time the various interests will be assigned dates for hearing. Complete returns as to the income tax show that the amount of the tax collected will be far below the sum ex- pected when the law was passed. This is believed to be due in part to recent falls in sugar stocks. Delegate Wilcox of Hawaii has in- troduced a bill making the leper colony of Hawaii a United States government reservation, and providing that the colony shall be under the control of the Secretary of the Treasury. The Civil Service Commission has decided to restore the name of Mrs. Lola Ida Bonine~ who recently was ac- quitted of the murder of James Sey- mour Ayres, Jr.. ~o the roll of eligibles for appointment to the civil service. The River and Harbor Committee has taken action which insures the early presentation of a river and harbor bill. It was determined to close the hear- ings on January 25th and to have the bill ready to report on February 10th. Senator Penrose has introduced a bill levylng a duty of twenty-five per cent. ad valorem on all importations of man- ufactured silver. A prea~nble to the bill declareg it to'be the purpose of the measure to protect the silver mining industry of the United States. Arguments in the claims cases grow- ing out of the destruction of the battle- ship Maine in Havana harbor were concludeff on the 21st, before the Sphn- ish Claims Commission. and the com- mission adjourned until January 6, 1902. Supervising Architect Taylor has as- sured Representative Shafroth that there shall be no delay in calling for bids for the interior finish of the mint at Denver. He will make a favorable report ~o the secretary on Mr. Shaf- roth's bill increasing the cost limit of the rain*, to $800,000. Secretary Long's attention having been called again to reports that he contemplated resigning.$rom the Cabi- net, he has again authorized an em- ph~tlc statement that such was not the case. He sald there was no~ a word of truth in the report, and that he hag not the slightest intention of resign- ing. Senator Warren has introduced a bill to pay Jurors and witnesses in United States Courts in Wyoming $3 per day for attendance on and days consumed going to and returhing from court and 15 cents a .mile going and returning when travel is by stage, and l0 cents a mile when by railroad. Lord Pauncefote. the British ambas- sador, is daily expecting notice from his government of its approval and ra~ification of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. As soon as he has this. he will arrange with Secretary Hay the date upon which the final exchange of rati- fications of the treaty shall take place. The committee designated by the rep- resentatives of the two houses of Con- gress appointed to invite Secretary Hay to deliver an address in honor of the memory of the late President Mc- Kinley called upon the secretary and secured his consent to perform this distinguished service. No time for the ceremony was fixed. The latest reports state that Senator William J. Sewell continues to rest comfortably fit his home in Camden, New Jersey. His physicians say that he shows a slight improvement and that he is able to take considerable nourishment. He appears to be in bet- ter condition than he has been during the past few dd}ys. Representative Martin of South Da- kota has introduced a bill providing for establishment of a mining experiment station in each mineral producing state. Each station shall have an ex- pert geologist, salary $3,000 per an- num, a chemist at $2,000 and an equip- ment costing $5,000. Assays of ores shall be furnished free and shall be made public fifteen days after samples are furnished by depositors. Representative Bell of Colorado has introduced a bill providing that any Union soldiers who, while prisoners of war, Joined the Confederate army with the intention of escaping and who did not actually fight against the Union, shall not be prejudiced by that fact in applying for pensions. He has also prepared a bill authorizing the Secre- tary of the Interior to set aside tracts of lands in the West containing import- ant and aboriginal civilization when necessary for their preservation. The administration is not concerned over the statement of a'Managua dis- patch that the German government, nnder certain concessions to a steam- ship company, claims the exclusive right to navigate the San Juan river and Lake Nicaragua, which form a t l)art of the proposed isthmian canal. for the construction of the canal, as its settlement is a question with which the Nicara~,man government and the capi- tal claiming the concession will have o deal. Representative Stepheus of Texas has introduced the firs~ bill of the ses- sion referring to the leasing of the public grazing lands in the arid states and territories. This bill proposes to )ut the entire matter in the hands of the secretary of ~Ne interior and pro- vides that any bona, fide actual settler who may reside on any part of the land. the lease of which is authorized by this act, shall have the prior right for a period of ninety days after the law is passed, to lease such quantity of land as may be limited by the act to include his improvements upon com- plying with the provisions of the pro- posed law. Minister Conger has reporte& to the state department the correspondence 1)ctween himself and the Chinese gov- ernment regarding the precautions to be taken by foreigners traveling in the inland districts of China ~o en- sure personal safety. In accordance with treaty provisions, travelers in the interior and away from the vicinity of treaty ports, should always be pro- vided with passports. It is further desired that travelers give the local authorities notice in advance of their intention to go further, in order that authorities of the province toward which they are traveling may be no- tiffed anff a suitable guard be dis- patched with them to protect them from harm. Senator Warren is hinted as a leade~ in antagonizing the proposition to alte~ the method of introducing bills in the Senate. Others earned as opposed to it are Allison. Hale, Gallinger and Prec. for. Tlmy claim that the proposed amendment will simply open the food. gates and swamp the committees and the Senate i~elf in a deluge of bills, The amendment spoken of will be of. feredby Senator Lodge: It will pro, vide that all petitions, memorials, bill~ and resolutions may be introduced by merely preparing the documents and- endorsing ~h:m with the name of th~ maker and the title of the eommitte~ to which they are to be referred. Tht present method provides that the Sen, ators themselves must personally in," troduce all bills and resolutions, must be recognized by the presiding officer, and must have the bills read by title, and the measures must be referred t~ proper committees by the presidin8 officer himself, The proposed amend- ment will do away with the old orde~ ef things, and is very objectionable t~ many of the more influential senators. ,Secretary Hay, in a letter to Dr. S. L. Baldwin. chairman of the nativs. races deputation, which on Decemhe] 6th presented a great petition for treaty to protect native races against intoxicants and opium, says: "You~ suggestion that I call the attention of the nations concerned in the resolu. tions of the Senate adopted January 4, 1901, as likely m indicate the con. current opinion of the two branches of the treaty-making power, the Sen. ate and the executive, has my cordial' acquiescence. In view of the circum. stances that, the former represents, tions to the other powers were made by the British government as well as. by our own, I shall initiat~b renews@ overtures in the proposed sense by communicating the senate resolution to the Brit,isl~ government with th~ suggestion that it be made the basi~ of concurrently reopening the que~ tion with the powers having influence or commerce withln the western Pa. sifts, or in any other uncivilized quar- ter where the salutary principle of liquor restriction could be practically applied through the general applica- tion of similar laws by the severa~ countries or through a conventlonaY agreement between thetn." The Chinese exclusion bill intro. duced by Congresman Kahn of Cali- fornia is now in ~che hands of the House committee, and with such slight changes as may be made, will be introduced as a committee mess- ure and as coming from the Bureau of Immigration. The first section el this bill is a Chinese exclusion act l~ itself ,and establishes in unmistakabls language, the limits of Ohinese inter- course with the United States. Ths other forty-elgl~t sections of the bit| are nothing more or less than the rules and regulations heretofore en- forced merely by the arbitrary power of the treasury department, with sueb additions as are deemed necessary, but which have been impossible of ex. ercise owing-to legal restrictions. The entire measure is drastic in the ex- treme. Under the present treaty with China, which expires in 1904, there are certain favored classes which must be admitted to the United States. These are Chinese govern- ment officials, travelers for pleasure, or information, students, teachers and merchants, and those who have left this country and are authorized to re- turn. Each one of these particular classes, however, under the proposed bill, is rigidly defined, and every pos- sible measure taken to guard against imposition upon American officials station~l at ports of entry. Some idea of the character of this bill may be gathered from the require.ments to be met by even those of the favored classes of Chinese. Government offi- cials, for instance, will not be allowed to enter the United States unless their names are upon a list to be furnished this country by the Chinese govern- ment. All of those who are to be al- lowed to come to this country will be required to secure a certificate from the American representative In the country from which they come, and the American representative issuing such certificate is required to notify the customs officers of the .American port at which the Chinaman is to de- bark, and unless such notification is received, the passenger will not be permitted to land, no matter who he is. Another~feature of the bill is that when a Chinese laborer goes from the United States to China, he must re- turn within two years or else forfeit his right to do so.