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VOL. XLIII. NO. 13,15C.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1903.
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LEAVENWORTH. Kas.. Feb. This
evening Benton Blanton. a private In the
Sixth Infantry, stationed at Fort Leaven
worth, while under the influence' of liquor,
refused to obey the command of Sergeant
Knox and, slapped the latter. The Ser
geant reversed his gun and dealt Blanton
a blow on the head, knocking him un
conscious. Fears are entertained for his
fPE FDR REVOLT
Wait for Spring.
BULGARIANS WILL HELP
Army Officers Obtain Leave
in Order to Join.
BANDS OF PATRIOTS FORMING
Bulgaria Protests Ac-nlnst Turkish
War I'reiinratlons Turkey Denies
She la Mobilizing, lint Paris
Figaro Saya She Is.
The Balkan peninsula Is preparing to
burst Into a blaze of war.
Bulgaria is being used as the ground
(or organlzJnz revolt In Macedonia.
Hundreds of her army ofneers are ob
taining; leave of absence In order to
lead the revolt, and bands are organiz
ing to Invade Macedonia.
Bulgaria will help the rebel, and
feels confident of Russian aid. If she
Turkey denies that she Is mobilizing
her army, but the denial Is discredited.
VIENNA, Fen. 9. It is asserted here
that Bulgaria Is determined to Invade
Turkey in the event of an insurrection in
Macedonia and that the Macedonian ele
ment in Bulgaria is so strong that noth
ing can prevail against it.
Preparations for a great rising are pro
ceeding openly. Four hundred officer in
the Bulgarian army aro asking for a pro
longed leave, which will not be refused, in
order to assist the rising In -Macedonia.
It Is reiterated that seven bands, aggre
gating C000 men, already have been formed.
The bands will, spread throughout Mace
donla under daring leaders and it is cal
culated, that they will ooon be reinforced
The uauemal mild weather now prevail
lng in the Balkans is held to favor an
early outbreak, the only difficulty being
the lack of funds, which it Is Intended to
overcome by the forcible levy of a pa
triotic tax on Macedonians. It is further
asserted that. .Jf Bulgaria is unsuccessful,
she Is assured of Russian support.
APFEALS TO THH POWERS.
Bulgaria Asks to Have Turkish War
SOFIA. Feb. 9. Having received" official
Information regarding Turkey's decision
to mobilize two army corps at Adrlanople
and Monastlr, the Bulgarian government
today addressed representations to the
powers Invoking their good offices at
Constantinople to procure the cessation of
the Turkish military 'preparations.
TURKEY ENTERS DENIAL.
Saya She la Not Mobilising- Her Army
PARIS. Feb. 3. Tho Turkish Embassy
here has issued a brief statement saying It
Is authorized to formally deny the re
ported mobilization of troops in the Euro
pean province) of the Turkish Empire.
DISCREDITS THE DENIAL.
Flcaro Reiterates That Turkey Is
Mobilizing Her Army.
PARIS Feb. 10. The Figaro this monv
ing. commenting on the statement of tho
Turkish Embassy, says that Its denial
does not apply to tho news the Figaro
published on Saturday, that Turkey had
ordered the mobilization ot zw.wu troops,
as that information has been confirmed
from a number of Independent sources.
The Turkteh denial, continues the
Figaro, merely proves that Turkey
realizes the danger of the order of mobll
lzatlon and now hesitates to execute 1L
ITALY THREATENS TURKEY.
Claims Indemnity for Outraged Sub.
Ject or Will Denomstrnte.
LONDON. Feb. 9. According to a dls
patch from Rome to the Exchange Tele
graph Company, the Italian Government
has demanded an indemnity from tho
Porte under the threat of a naval demon
stratlon for an outrage' committed on an
Italian subject named Fabian!. Fablanl
alleges that the grossest Indignities were
inflicted upon him by the Turkish cend
armert at Prevese, a' Turkish seaport In
Only a Mild Dose of Reform.
rfiN'STAVTTOflPT.P Tv. oT, -i
for the proposed reforms in Macedonia
wmcn tie nussian ana Austrian tmbas
sies win present to tne Porte this w
Is understood to contain no proposal
a political cnaracter, ootn Austria
Russia, dealrinir trm ninlnlAnnnM n
status quo. The scheme simply proposed
pauiauve administrative measures.
Uryce Snya Danger la Near.
moaklne at Aberdeen tnn1f.ht r.f...i
the Macedonian danger as being- real and
near, ine government, ne said, ought
exert its utmost Influence in nmtlni.
forms on Turkey, so as to avert, if posJ
siDie. a European connagrauon.
TO PROVE HIS GOOD HEALTH.
Tope Receive American Bishop Ha
Written n Poem.
ROME. Feb. 9. In spite of his physl
cian s recommendations tnat he take
rest, the pope today Insisted on civinr-
public demonstration of the fact that the
rumors regarding his 111 health were un
founded, by receiving in audience Blshon
Beaven. of Springfield. Mass. 'The pontiff
conversed at length on American topics.
The pope has Just completed a poem.
which is highly praised by literary peo
ple. It Is dedicated to a friend whom the
pope desired to advise on the best means
of prolonging life.
HER COMPLAINT CHItOXlC.
Friend of Crown Prince Saya Prin
cess Has Habit of Elovlnsr.
EL PASO. Tex.. Feb. 9. Ernest Leonl.
of Mannheim. Vice-Consul of the German
empire to Vera Cruz. Mex.. and personal
friend of Prince Henry of saxony, is in
El Paso today, and casts some Interest
ing sidelights on the recent sensational
elopement of Princess Louise with the
French tutor. 31. GIron. consul ioni
was in Saxony at the time of the elope--ment.
He says that tho sympathies of
the peoplo of that country are wun tne
Prince, whom he describes as a man, of
exemplary character and great popular
ity. Mr. Leonl stated that this is tne lounn
time, the Princess has eloped, one of her
flights having been withan American den
The, Princess." said Mr. Leonl. "now
vows eternal constancy and is extremely
penitent, but tho people understand ner
weakness, and cannot believe that she
will ever reform. The King of Saxony Is
In very poor health, so that his recovery
Is doubtful, and the people view with
aversion the possibility of Princess Louise
ns their Queen. A petition to the Kaiser
In such an event may uc resoneu to.
SHE CALLS CIIIOV BACK.
Despairing of Seelntr Her Children,
Princess Summons Her Consoler.
t rvrrw "evv X news acenev dls-
nnth (mm TtruHsels asserts that M-
GIron is returning to Geneva In response
to an urgent appeal from tne ex-t-rown
Princess of Saxony. The Princess, hav
im. fnti.i in nhtnin nermlsslon to see her
doir MiHHron considers It futile, accord
ing to the dispatch, to make any further
concessions to the baxon court.
WILL NOT ALL STRIKE.
Dot Barcelona Anarchists Are Held
Down by Soldiers.
BARCELONA. Feb.. 9. The general
strike decided upon by the Work
men's .Associations last night has turned
out a failure. The printers and street-
car conductors have refused to Join the
The threatening attitude of bands of
anarchists who are attempting to provoke
a general strike has compelled the authori
ties to occupy the strategic points in
this city by bodies of troops. uonmcts
have already occurred in which two per
sons were wounded.
Only Hope for Morocco.
LONDON, Feb. 10. The correspondent of
the Times at Tangier telegraphs that there
is an Increasing feeling In that city that
the only possible solution to the Moroc
can quesUon Is an international guaran
tee of the autonomy of the entire coun
try under the reigning Sultan.
I Must Not Discuss Dreyfus.
PARIS, Feb. 9. War Minister Andre has
Issued an order forbidding officers and
employes of tho Ministry of War from
participating 'in the renewed Dreyfus dis
AFTER MELDRUM'S JOB.
Bat Applicant Most Walt Till'Hltcb.
cock Is Ready to Fire.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
Ington, Feb. 9. An application has been
received at the Interior Department from
G. B. Hegardt. of Tort Stevens, Or., for
appointment as Surveyor-General of Ore
gon. He has been advised that no va
cancy at this time exists In that office,
but. when such vacancy occurs, his name
will have consideration along with others
that may be presented.
Secretary Hitchcock has about made up
his case against Meldrum. and it Is so
strong and unanswerable that there is no
doubt as to the fate of the present in
cumbent. It may be a weekl or two,
however, before a change is made In the
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Republican leaders in the IIouw again de
feated. I'aSP -
Senator Carmack renews attack on Army In
Philippines. Page 2.
Rockefeller's telegrams ensure success of
Roorevelt's anti-trust programme. Page 1
Large force ot rebels defeated in the Philip
pines. Page 11.
President 11111 predicts finnaclal crltls and ap
proves anti-trust legislation. Page X
Lawyers begin summing up the case In the
coal strike Inquiry. Page 11.
Heirs ot Mrs. Fair say she died after her hus
band, and claim whole estate. Page 3.
Cleveland will not commit 'himself on candl
dacy for President. Page 1.
Germany and Italy delay Venezuelan negotla.
Hons by making new claim. Page 11.
Castro Inflicts severe defeat on rebels. Page 11.
General war breaks out in Central America.
Bulgaria preparing to start rebellon in Mace
donla. Page 1.
Crown Irlncess Louise calls GIron back to her.
Commercial and Mnrlne.
Eastern prune and hop market easier. May
wheat lower at Chicago. Page 13.
Upward movement and revival of activity on
stock market. Page 13.
White Collar line of steamers sold. Page 8.
Severe gale off the Coast. Page 8.
Btorm-bound fleet at Astoria. Page 8.
No likelihood of election of Senator at Salem
before end of session. Page 1.
Portage, railroad bill Is amended so that a sum
not to exceed S160.000 shall be appropriated.
Antl-commlsslon men win their first victory at
Olympia. Page 5.
Amendments will be made to proposed Mor
rison-street bridge bill, rage 5.
Direct primary law will be reconsidered by
Senate. Page .
Elliot Lyons, murderer of Sheriff Vtlthers, Is
captured near Eugene, rage iz.
John V". Pratt, well-known newsnaDer man,
commits suicide In Seattle. Page 12. .
State Land Agent L. B. Geer'a report for
months shows considerable profit to the
state. Page- 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Eastern capital Incorporates for large, meat
packing establishment In Portland. Page
Otto Panck commits suicide. Page 10.
Elks make bid for temporary postofflce. Page
Constable Jackson and Deputy Sheriffs raid
Chinese gambling dens,, rage 10.
Master painters favorably consider new union
scale. Page 14.
Ed Sheehan Is sentenced to three years for
bunco trick. rage 10.
Alblna Improvement Association sends Legis
lature estimates on new ferry. Pass 10.
Little Show for Election
Until Then. '
FNOT FULTON, HERMANN?
'Ian to Put Clatsop Man in
WHAT IF MITCHELL SHOULD DIE?
Republicans Have Scheme to Cir
cumvent Appointment of Democrat
by Adjourning the Session to
Some Putnrc Date.
THE VOTE AT SALEM.
Mills .'. 11
Absent and paired 10
SALEM, Or.. Feb. 9. (Staff correspond
ence.) The tiresome story of the struggle
for the Senatorshlp had another barren
chapter added .to it in today's vote, and
the plot gives no sure promise of being re
vealed until he climax now scheduled for
tho last day of the session. For three
weeks the same old tale has been re
hearsed over and over again. The prin
cipals are the same, the subordinate actors
the same and the scenic environment the
same every day for an unplcturesque 15
minutes in the Joint convention. No one
thinks now that the curtain can or will
drop till the last day, and perhaps the
Twelve o'clock of the 40th day of an Ore
gon Legislative session is a magical hour.
Senators have been made so often and
so successfully when the hands ot the
clock are slowly approaching midnight
that the average Senatorial strategist now
calculates only un what may happen In
Just a. few minutes. So It Is now with Mr.
Fulton, Mr. Geer. Mr. Bourne and Mr.
Hermann. And a legion of chance colts
are now browsing around In easy reach
of the Capitol, ready to Jump over the
bars and get into the arena.
Mr. Hermann's studied and consistent
silence on tho portentous question of
what he Is going to do is Interpreted here
to mean that he will be Senator If he
can, and that he will be Representative
in Congress if he cannot be Senator. His
friends and supporters who have returned
from interviews with him in Portland
seem to have been satisfied with what they
found out. or did not find out, for they
are doubtless planning to put him Into the
game if the opportunity comes. If It does
nob they do not think they arc to be left
holding the bag. This does not mean that
they contemplate treachery to Fulton or
that they will 'desert him at a critical
time. It means merely that If the Clat
sop Senator is beaten there Is then no
reason why Hermann cannot take Ijls
chance with the rest In the great last-
If Not Fulton, Hermann.
It Is all qulte simple. When Mr. Fulton
la beaten, he Is beaten. Then It might Just
as well be the ex-Land Office Commission
er as anybody else. From the Hermann
standpoint this appears to be good logic
and practical politics. Possibly Mr. Ful
ton, If he discovers himself out of the
race, may feel a little more kindly dis
posed toward Mr. Hermann than any
other. If his frlehds give him loyal and
unwavering support to the end they will
doubtless feel that their chief has de
sorts that Mr. Fulton will not fall to
The trouble with this pretty plan, as
sumlrig that it has taken formative shape
In the mind of Mr. Hermann, may be to
convince Mr. Fulton that the hour has
come when It is proper and fair to leave
him. At the present time he has his own
views about the correct way to run
Senatorial campaign and the measure of
support, both as to time and as to quality
lhat the 34 gentlemen In his ranks should
afford him. Mr. Fulton Is perfectly aware
that he cannot be elected United" States
Senator If his friends desert him when
he most needs them, and all his general
ship is now directed to the end that they
shall stand in solid phalanx until the
minority Is forced to surrender. The
spirit of Arm devotion to his cause Is be
ing carefully and constantly Instilled In
them. He does.not attempt now to dis
guise from them that he has no real ex
pectation of success until somewhere- near
the end of the session, perhaps the very
end, though he Is constantly seeking an
opportunity to send a flying wedge through
the ranks of the opposition, and he has by
no means given up hope that he may be
able to do so at any time.
The Fulton people claim to have, dis
counted the possibility of losses during
the Intervening dtys before the 13th. 'and
to be prepared- for the shock of one or
two or three or even four desertions, but
they say that they are certain that 30
will stand up and be counted to the last
and they have no great fear that they
will not be Able to hold the entire 34.
They rely absolutely on 30 In any emerg
ency. And they ask what the opposition
I will do if they do remain. They must
take .Fulton, they say, or face the prac
tical certainty of an unbroken deadlock.
They profess to think that If the alter
native of Fulton or no Senator Is pre
sented, even Multnomah County will ac
cept the Astoria end of the dilemma.
There is another aspect of the situation
and It Is presented quite as strongly and
assiduously by the opposition as Is the
Fulton argument: It la that 30 or even
31 Is not a majority of Republicans, who
number altogether 72, not counting Rep
resentative Adams. If the Republican op
position unite on one candidate. It will
have a totil of 3S votes and Mr. Fulton
will then be a minority candidate. If he
ever falls to that position he will not
be able to stand the pressure, and his
forces will rapidly go to pieces. So say
the men who are planning to defett Mr.
Fulton. They confess that the problem
which confronts them In achieving a con
centration of the scattered antl-Fulton
votes Is not without Its serious difficul
ties, but they declare that they are not
Insurmountable and that It can and will
be done. Steps are now being taken to
cement the opposition, they say. and sat
isfactory nrotrress is hplnir made.
During the past day or two a new
scheme to breik down the Multnomah op
position to Mr. Fulton has been hinted
at. and even seriously proposed by one
or two Fulton men. It Is to hold over the
heads of the men from Portland The
threat ot a referendum on the Lewis and
Clark Fair appropriation. It Is not pre
tended by the-advocates of this pUn that
It has the sanction of Mr. Fulton, whose
hearty and unqualified Indorsement ot
tho toOO.000 gift Is "doubtless a sure) adver
tisement of his present attitude. But
these volunteer generals seem to think
that all Is fair In wir and politics and It
the Fulton forces were too hasty In thejr
policy of giving Multnomah what It
wanted It is not too late to retrieve the
error; The proper thing to have done.
they say, was to pass the fair appropri
ation bill after the Senator had been
elected. Afterthoughts, however, often
come too late and this Is no exception. It
Is not to be expected that the scheme will
take definite form, or If It does that It
will In Itself cause a modification, of the
Multnonuh delegation's position.
Anxiety for Senator Mitchell.
It Is proper to tike note of the wide
spread interest and particular anxiety on
the part of the Legislature as to the con
dition of Senator Mitchell. There seems
to be no more authentic Information than
Is contained In the Washington dlsp itches
to The Oregontan. In view of the pe
culiar political situation in Oregon many
members feel constrained to speculate on
the painful possibility ot a fatal outcome
to the Senator's Illness. Oregon his a
Democratic Governor and a Republican
Legislature. If any unfortunate emerg
ency- were to arise after adjournment by
which It would be Incumbent upon Gov
ernor Chamberlain to appoint i successor
to Senator Mitchell he would, of course,
name a Democrat. If that Democrat were
to be so .distinguished an exponent ot
his party's' policies and principles as C
E. S. Wood, popular Democratic choice
for United States Senator. It would not
be regarded by the majority of the Leg
islature as anV the less a misfortune.
Therefore the question. Ur being canvassed
In many quarters as to whether meis
ures, cannot properly be devised to an
ticipate any possible action of the Gov
ernor and keep the Republican line of
Senatorial succession unbroken. It might
be done by adjournment' to a liter day,
say June or sometime in the Fall, then
if Senator Mitchell were' to be restored
to health, so much the better.
Many matters may Intervene to require
action by the adjourned session, such as
a referendum by the people on any of the
Importint measures enacted at this time.
Meantime more cheerful news is hoped
for from Senator Mitchell's bedside.
E. B. P.
NO CHANGE IN THE VOTE.
Absentees Cause the Totals to Fall
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 8. (Special.) The
Joint convention today began the fourth
week of the session, with several ab
sentees. Representative Hayden, who Is
sick, was paired with Representative
Huntley, and Representative Purdy, who
was unable to be here, with Senator
Wehrung. The absentees Included Sen
ators Fulton, Hunt and Smith of Uma
tilla, and Representative Banks (detained
at home by Indisposition), Representative
Hawkins (excused) and Adams.
Representative Hume today cast his
vote for Representative Malarkey, for
whom he intended to vote last Saturday.
The vote was:
For C. W. Fulton Booth. Both. Brow
nell.Carnahan. ,Carter, Cornett. Dlmmlck,
Eddy, Edwards, Emmltt. Farrar, Gault,
Glnn. Hahn. Hale. Hansbrough, Harris,
Hermann, HInes, Kuykendall, LaFollett,
Marsters. Miles, Paulsen, Phelps. Rand.
Riddle. Shelley. Smith of Yamhill. Web
ster. Williamson 3L
For T. T. Geer Burgess-Crolsan, Daly,
Danneman. Davey. Hobson, Howe, John
son of Grant, Johnston of Wasco, Judd.
Kay. Mulkey. Simmons. Stelwer. Wheal
For C. E. S. Wood Bllyeu. Blakley.
Burleigh, Cantrall, ..lay-pool. Galloway.
Kramer, Miller, Murphy. Olwell. Pierce,
Robbins, Swcek. Test. Waae 15.
For A. L. Mills Bailey, 'obb. Hodson.
Hoi man. Hudson, Hutchinson. Jones of
Multnomah. Malarkey. Mays. McGinn.
For Fenton Fisher, Gill, Myers, Not
For George Smith of Multnomah 1.
For Herman Jones of Lincoln 1.
For D. J. Malarkey Hume L
For C. H. Gramm Orton 1.
Absent Adams. Banks. Fulton. Hawk
Ins. Hayden, Hunt. Purdy, Smith of Uma-tllla-S.
Paired Huntley and Hayden. Purdy and
Subject on Which Cleveland Says His
Opinion Is of No Iiuportnnce.
CINCINNATI. Feb. 9. In response to a
direct Inquiry as to whether he was a
candidate or would acept the nomination
for the Presidency, the following has been
received from ex-President Cleveland:
"Princeton. Feb. 6. To the Editor of the
Times-Star. Cincinnati Dear Sir: I have
received your letter of the 4th lnst. asking
on behalf of the Times-Star for an expres
sion regarding my Intentions as related to
the next Democratic nomination for the
Presidency. I cannot possibly bring my
mind to the belief that a condition or sen
timent exists that makes any expression
from me on the subject of the least Im
portance. Yours very truly.
Fire Mnkes Many Homeless.
LEMBERG. Austria. Feb. 9. A dis
astrous fire broke out In the town of
Krutz. Gallcla. yesterday and wiped out
30 homes ana many public buildings. Five
hundred families are destitute.
LIKE TRAIN I
Standard Oil HelpsTrust
LUBRICATES THE WHEELS
Rockefeller Telegrams Have
Not Desired Effect.
SENATORS WHO RECEiVEDTHEM
Allison, Aldrlch, Spooner and Lodge?
Were Honored With Visits From
'Our Counsel" Roosevelt's
ProKrpmme Is Safe.
Just when it seemed doubtful whether
any important antitrust legislation
would pass Congress. John D. Rocke
feller's telegrams came to push it
The passage ot the 'Elklns bill and
the antitrust feature ot the Commerce
Department bill Is now assured.
The land in the Deschutes Valley
which it was proposed to Improve under
the Carey law has been pronounced
forest, therefore not subject to Irriga
tion. An examination of the Three Sis
ters district is being made.
A new plan has been devised for se
curing the opening of the Klamath In
dian land to settlement.
Senator Mitchell's health la Improv
ing, but his physician has forbidden
him to receive callers until he has re
gained his strength.
G. B. Hegardt. ot Fort Stevens, has
applied for appointment as Surveyor
General, but Secretary Hitchcock Is
not quite ready to remove Meldrum.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. 9. The opposition of the
Standard Oil Company has made the car
rying 'out -of the President's trust pro
gramme absolutely certain. In conse
quence of the disclosures In connection
with the alleged Rockefeller telegram, tha
conference report on the Department of
Commerce bill will be agreed to, and this
will Introduce Into Federal statutes the
publlcjty principle for which the Presi
dent has contended. Furthermore, the
House will pass the Elklns Interstate com
merce bill in relation to rebates, and an
extra session will thus be avoided.
There Is a great deaI of mystery sur
rounding the Rockefeller telegrams, and
many Senators doubt their authenticity,
as they believe Rockefeller Is too adroit
to resort to such open methods of Influ
encing legislation. It Is learned on good
authority that Senators Allison. Aldrlch,
Spooner and Lodge were among those
who received copies of this telegram, al
though none of them will admit It.
CONFERENCE AT WHITE HOUSE.
President, Discusses Anti-Trust RHIx
With Honse Leaders.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 9. President
Roosevelt had a conference at the White
House tonight with a number of the lead
ing members of the House ot Representa
tives for the purpose of discussing trust
legislation. The members present Included
Messrs. Cannon, Payne, Dalzell. Grosve
nor. Jenkins. Powers of Massachusetts,
and Overstreet. Consideration was given
to the Department of Commerce blll as
agreed on by the Congressional conferees,
and to the Elklns railroad bill, as well as
to the Llttlcfleld anti-trust measure Just
passed by the Houses
President Roosevelt Is anxious to havo
legislation with reference to trusts at this
session rounded out Into an efficient and
harmonious whole, and for this reason
went over the several measures with tha
Representatives of the House.
SELECTIONS UNDER CAREY ACT.
Deschutes List Rejected Three Sis.
ters List Under Inspection.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. 9. Representative Moody has
been for several days urging the Interior
Department to take action on Oregon
State selections under the Carey act, so
that work on approved projects may be.
commenced at the earliest practicable
date. He was advised today that list 13.
embracing the lands allotted by the Three
Sisters Company, has been referred to a
special agent for report as to their desert
character, a reference always made be
fore the department takes final action on
He also learns that list 11. embracing"
68.0CO acres In the Deschutes Valley, for
which the Oregon Development Company
has mado application, has been examined
by an inspector, and reported to be
classed as forest -land, hence not subject
to entry under the Carey act. The land
officers at The Dalles have been Instructed
to allow the state 30 days In which to
show cause why this application should
not be rejected.
John Young and Isaac R. Young, of
Rossland. who initiated homestead entries
on lands within the limits of list 11. were
some time since advised that their entries
were rejected for conflicting with tha
state' selection, but both appealed, alleg
ing settlement prior to the state's filing,
and assorting that the lands are of desert,
character. In view of the Inspector's re
port, their appeals will not be acted oa
until the state makes answer to the de
Sir. Moody is advised that a number of
other state selections are In various
stages of advancement, and will be dls-
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