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r. a . ELEVENTH YEAK. PIICEXIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMHEIl 1,,1900. - f Co'Vfre,. '' 70L. XI. KO. 103. A SEVERE STRAIN Unity of the Allies Some what Disturbed RESTS WITH GERMANY The Correspondence Eetween Russia and the United States Relative to Withdrawal of Troops,, Excites Sharp Comment In Europe Na tions Slow to Respond to Latest American Note. Lonil n. Sep:. 1. (4:20 a. ni.) In ihe absence of other news from China, the pap is are again filled Willi discussions of the Russo-American proposals, which, so far as may be gathered frum 1 1 presentations cf opinions in various European capitals, are calculate.! to subject the unity of the allies to an ex ceedingly sever - an J dange-roves test. In Germany especially these pr-po.-als are so diametrically opposed iro Emperor William's policy tea: they have produced something' like con sternation. As the Daily N ws edi torially remarks, "Count von Waldersee was assuredly not sent to assist in re storing the empress dowag?r." It is recognized on all sides that Germany's decision is 'the pivot of the nia:t:-r. CHINESE FLAG OF TRUCE. St. Petersburg. Aug. 31. Telegrams received here today from the capital of the province of Amur confirm the pre vious reports from General Grodek iff. commander of the Amur government, announcing that the Chinese had sent messages with a flag of vruce to Gcn-ei-al Rennenkampf. This occurred Au gust 22 and August 24. Tly Chinese declared that they would cease hostili ti "s and in no case would make a far ther attack. General Rennenkampf re plied that ho had no authority to ne gotiate and he called on th Chinese (o retire without offering any resistance. AMERICA LEADS AGAIN. Washington. Aug. 31. The Russian note relative to the withdrawal of Rus sia from China, and the United States' response thereto, were ma le p-.-.blie to day by the s.ate department after tile cabinet hail full considered the- ex pediency of so doing. The oorrcspon enc 1 s unique in the history i t' diplo matic exchange. Tt may be said to Illustrate a clever move by which the United States government again has assumed the le id in prescribing Hie policy of the powers r -peeling the Chinese trouble. This was accomp lished by the state department avail ing 'itself of the Russian note, to ad dress the poi.vrs wilh an inquiry as t their policies, and answer to which scarcely can b avoded. HIDDEN MEANINGS. Various meanings may be placed upon the statements ' f the two princi pals of th:- correspondence. Thus it may be noticed that while Russia an nounces her purpose lo withdraw her troops from China, still, as to tne oc cupying forces at Mill Chwang. a con dition is attached that almr.-t nega tives the proprsition as to that p int. Respecting our own attitude, it ap pears that, while believing :he best course lo pursue is to remain in Pekin. our government la srill willing to with draw. Perhaps this means that if there is to be separate action by th? powers i in China, the United States propose- to deal with the situ:ion with a free hand. It may be noted. In connection with our withdrawal statement, that where as Russia propos s to withdraw from China our offer is to withdraw from Pekin. A significant fact in that con nection is thaif General Chaffee, who is well advised of the situation, having feyeral days ago been directed to pre pare 'for just such an em rgency as that, precipitated by the Russian ac tion, continues hia preparation? for wintering American troops in China. Indeed, unless the men are atloait and out of Pei Ho within the next six weeks, th y are likely to remain in (tiina perforce, being icebound. General Chaffee was further advised torlay of developments in the situation, a. general plan of settlem nt of the points in the Russia-American cor respondence being cabled i:o him f r his guidance. As bearing further on !;he prospects of the future, it may be noted' that th- war ofepnrtmcnt of ficials state that the government has not considered iihe question of the evacuation of China. P.t'T TWO RESPONSES. Up to the close of the official day only nwo commuaicati n- have been received in cunsequeroe of our last note. One was from the British foreign ; office through the American embassy. stating that Lor 1 Salisbury was ab- ; sent from London, and mere ly pror.i- : ising considi ra-t'ion .-f the note. The' German response va- through Mr. Jackson and was equally ir. conclusive, j indicating a wish on the part of the ' German government for time io c on sider the propr sttion. Officials here say that tfiVy ai. satis fied that Japan at last is fully in ac cord with our objects as nt-t out In lh note, and rather expect an early an swer from the government of that country. France ha-: not been h'-ard from on this point. THE DOWAGER RACKS LI. Washington, Aug. 31. Vt has de veloped in the enurs.; o' the careful cons'.d-ration which the officials have given ito Li Hung Chang's or -.ieu. io'.s that they were issued by the empr??s dowager ami not by the emperor. Kwatig Hsu. This may have an im portant bearing . n the subject, as it opens up the authority of the empress dowager sine? the coup d'etat "f Sep tember Si. ls'lN, when she took the reins of power from the hands of the em peror, li inv. lives also the issues be tween tile empress dowager, who is ami-foivign. an 1 ihe emperor, who is pr -foreign. 1 1 IS AMERICAN SECRETARY. Washington, Aug. .3i. It was stated today, ;is an additional reason for the American acceptance of Li Hung Chang, that his eonfid n'tial secretary and adviser is an American, Mr. P?th ick, formerly of the American con-ular service at Tien Tsin. Mr. Pethick is known to have great inlluence with the virt-rdy, and among the officials here is regard d as man of exceptional ability and scrupulous integrity. WE ARE WITH RUSSIA. On a Proposition to Withdraw From Fekin. Wnshins'ton. Aug. 31. The state de partment make.- public a communica tion from Russia declaring that Russia ha3 no designs of territorial acquisi tion in China. She has occupied Neiu Chwang for military purposes and soon as order is restored propos. ? -to retire the troojis therefrom. Russia has di rected her minister to re'tire from China and will withdraw her troops and when the Chinese government shall regain the reins of authority Russia will ap point representatives for negotiations. The United States expresses satisfac tion over Russia's declaration repu diating territorial acquisition, but de clares in favor of the continued occu pation of P.kin until the Chinese gov ernment is re-established. Unless, how ever, continued occupation is by a con cert of all the ipowers the United Plates will wi'.hdraw her troops from China. ENGLAND FINDS FAULT. . Lonilon. Aug. "1. The afternoon pa pers oppose Russia's proposal for the immediate evacuation of Pekin, ami the Globe accuses the diked States of i i playing into Russia's hands against j England. The pap r urges strenuous I opposition to the evacuation of Pekin, J and says this course will receive the i support of Germany. j London. Aug. ."!!. The statement that ' the foreign admiral- contemplate the detention of Li Hang Chang is devoid of f oundation. He will remain in Shanghai and endeavor to open com- I munication with the Chinese govern- j me nt. A HESSIAN FIND. Pekin. Aug. ,11. Russian artillery men have unearth :.l thir.y cannon and many rifles. A large quantity of sil ver was found in the Tsung Li Yamen. BASE BALL Record of Games Won and Lost Yesterday. A1. Chicago Cincinnati, 11; Chi cago, 1. At Pittsburg SI. Loi:!s," id; Pitts burg. .". At Rfocklyn Philadelphia, 9: Urook l.vn. 1. At Cotton Boston, 5; New York, 3. AMERICAN LEAOL'E. At Buffalo Chicago. C: 'Buffalo, 5. At Clew land First game, Cleveland. fi; Kansas City, 1. S cond game, K'leVclam!, 1: Kansas City. :'. At Detroit Detroit, S; Minneap olis. 1. At Indianapolis First game. Mil- ! waukee, 4; lndianapoli::, 2. Se-o ml game. Indianapolis, :i; Milwaukee, 2. GOMFZ DECLINES. He Will Continue to Keep Out of : Politics. Havana. Aug. 31. General Maximo Gomez has oleclined to acce pt 'fhe nom- : ination offered him by the national party at the constitutional convention. ! He says he has always kept out of IiotiLiia nuu eiot ihil vwmi IL tiller now. ELECTRIC CAR ACCIEDNT. Akron. O., Aug. 31. A fus.e blew out on an electric car. The floor was ig nited. Th pas seng rs jump?:!. One was killed and three injured. BECKHAM'S LEG ISLATT'RE. Frankfort. Aug. til. The senate me: today, but adjourned immediately un til Tuesday. THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY All the Netherlands Filled With Re joicing. Tile Hague, Aug. 31. All Holland made merry today in celt bration of the twentieth birthday of Queen Wil l.elniiiia. In every city, town and vil-i lage of the Netherlands there weie puo-; lie rejoicings and special festivities in observance of the day. In the capital and ui Schevi-ningeti. the fashionable summer report, ami Amsterdam, the celebrations were especially notable, j It was recently staled on what ap- peared to be good authority that Wil-' holniina was to wed Prince Adolph' Frederick of Mecklenburg, and it was thought that she might signalize th day by making a public announcement' of her betrothal. No such annaunce- I ment was forthcoming, however, and i apparently the young queen is not yet ready to embark upon the matrimonial , sea, despite the fact that rumor has had her engaged to no less than ten p:ii:c.-s since she reached her maj it ty and ascended Ihe throne two yea is age.' OUR HAWAIIAN TRADE Last Statistical Report Which Will Be Submitted Interesting As the Subject Is From a Commercial View Point, It Is Lost In the General Business of the Pacific Coast. Washinjjt n. Aug. 31. (Special.) The people of the I'nited States are likely to be deprived of some much desired in formation regarding the commerce of the I'nited States with the Hawaiian islands. The recent act of congress which extended to these islands practi cally all of the laws of the I'nited States, is construed as rendering the commerce between the I'nited States and the islands "coastwise" in its char acter. The laws, with refei-nc? to the gathering of statistics of our coninn rco require imporleis and exporters ti file with the collector of customs at the ports at which their goods enter, or at which they leave the country, a spe cific statement of the quantity ami value of each art.Vle imported or ex ported. The lav,- does not require, however, this detailed informal. on with reference to goods passing from one port o lh; United Steles to another port of the I'nited Slates. Taking ad vantage of this condition, merchants of San Francisco, who are engaged in tne trade with the Hawaiian islands, are refusing to furnish to the collector at that point regarding goods sent to or from the Hawaiian islands, the general class of information which they have for years been furnishing-, but from which they claim they are now ex;mpt under the new conditions. The effect of this will be to deprive the bureau of statistics and the people of th? L'niled States, at present at letst. of all information regarding the com merce with the Hawaiian, islands. No feature of our irapoil and export trad has attracted so much attention durir.g the past year as that wilh the Hawaii an islands. It was one spot wheieth- fleet of annexation upon commerce with the territory anuexnl could lie studied, since, with the other territories brought inio close relations w iih the l nileil Places, c-'liouioos eie ni. i ii our favor by reason of the war wh'.ch pad existed previous to, or innoiuiately following the new relationship. Whil? the growth of our com-.m roe with Porto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippine islands has bern very great, it has been dit'.i ctilt to deteimin? what proportion of the growth was due to war conait:oni or w hat pi .ijioriion to the new rela tions thus established. In i lie cos.- oil the Hawaiian islands, however, no war conditions existed. ei;her previous or subsequent lo annexation and lb growth of the commerce wiih the l'niled Stales may be attributed, cli'el ly. if not wholly, to the close relations brought about by annexation and the general business revival which fol lowed that event. Tile growth of our eior.mere? wilii the Hawaiian islands in the last few yens, especially in tile years 1S'JI and 1 :umi, has been phenomenal. This growth :s especially interesting in view of the new relationship which has been estab lished wi;h the islands and the marked increase whic h accomplished the filial determination of thai event. In IS'.U the exports of the I'nited Stales t the, Hawaiian islands were f 1711.417, and in 1SH7 were ?4.(;:iO,fi7."i. showing r.o ! growth from 1S0O to 1S!7. In 1S!W thel imports into the 1'nitei States from the' Hawaiian islands v.vn- .$12.::i2 O'.'-i, and in 1S1V were $!S.68;.79i, showing but a: slight growth. The treaty of annexation was signed I at Washington. June 10, IM'7, so that all the commerce of the fiscal year ISiW felt the effec t of that step in the pro ess of annexation. In that year the expot ;S of the I'nited States to the Hawaii in islands were $ri.'.ii7.1 ",.". an increase of -7 per cent over H?7, V. hfcn they amounted . to $4,0'."!. 073. Tlie treaty was ratified! July 7, lV.iS, and sovereignty over the islands formally transferred to the I'nited States on August 12. lS'JS. t'.ius bringing practically all of the fiscal year 1MW within the period following , the complete annexation. The experts j to the Hawaiian islands, in th? fiscal year IS;1, an-.ounled to 59.-05.4.0, an increase of over .".a per cent. On the im- j port side, the-year isle, showed an in- L-iease of JS.riOu.wiu over lylb and the' year I'-1"" showed an.iih.-r Increase of $3.5u'J.oil over 1 Slx and IV.'H. i The following table shows the com merce between the I'niteJ State! and the Hawaiian islands in each year from 1SHII to lHllll. Imp'ts into Exp'ts from . Year ending L. S. from 1". S. to June 30 Hawaii Hawaii 1S1I0 S1--312.30S $ 4.711.417 isdi 13. r.:7 "i.ior.12 l.s:)2 S.i7."..M3 3.s7l.ir:s isn:i 'j.i4ti,ii;;7 2,sl7,i;:; 1N1I4 10.0b."i.317 3.3i'i5,lS7 lsyri 7.3!is.!i:;l 3.7:13. IC,7 it.se ii.Tf7.7tM ::.ssn.T07 is7 13.rii7,7'J'J 4.i;:-o,o;.-, 1Y.1S7.3SO a.Hlir.l.iri lV.i'J 17.S31.4v3 N.30.,.47O IHiit) r.o,7U713 13.rin:i,l K The1 above statement will terminate the records of our commerce with the Hawaiian islan ,'s unless those engaged in that commerce reconsider their de termination to refuse under the exist ing law. to give to the bureau of sta tistics the necessary information re garding their shipments to and from the islands. LEARNING WAR. Increase of Interest Among National Guardsmen. New York. Aug. 31. The in- lvased in terest in military matters resulting j from the Spanish-American war and j the armed conflicts now in progress in 1 South Africa. China nnd elsewhere i mnnies.ttd by the unusually large number of participants in the annual rifle competitions which commenced today at Sea Girt, N. J. More states are represented in the list of entries than ever before. in the Hilton trophy match thecon tesiaiiis include the national guards men fi'o.n New York. New Jersey. .Mas sachusetts and Ilie District of Colum bia. Illinois and Minnesota have also expressed intentions of entering Un contest. In lbe revolver team matches will , be seen repre sentativi s of tli militia of Massachusetts. Gem-gin, New Jersey and Maryland. The competitions w ill continue lor ten days. AMERICAN CITIES. Milwaukee. Wis., Aug. ::i. The dis cussions at the morning session of this the last day of the convention of the American Society of Municipal lm- provements. covered a wide range of subjects. Among th? matters to whith particular attention was paid were electric street lighting, taxation and as sessments, sewerage systems, park de velopment and maintenance and water works improvements and water sup ply. o THE EARTH SANK AT GALENA. Two Mining Plants Lost in Ihe Kansas Missouri Zinc District. Galena. Kan.. Aug. HI. The large crushing mill of Congressman P.ower-1 sock and other Lawrence men was cusiun was invipnl and aroused, and swallowed last night by a cave-in on j other plans tvoU-ed. Men net on the the south side ground. It was among street corner to talk abotit ft. The the largest mills in this district and is farmers by reason of lack of water this now covered by several Teet cf earth, i season had plenty of time for discus Three men were in the mill pumping. ' si. and a strong incentive to engage but escaped, having heard the ground in it. Out of it all grew this me?ting, crack beneath them. which was fairly harmonious, and ou'c Shortly before 1 o'clock this afternoon ' of it has grown a beginning which may a part of the Nightingale plant, on the re.-ul't in something. Ohio ground, suc h as derric k, tramway j The meeting was called to order bl and tanks, sank. It has been eonsid-j Walter Talbot, president of the Phoe ered dangerous since Saturday, and nix and Maricopa county board of the men were ordred out at that time. trade. He said' the meeting was held However, they have been working in ' in the interest of no clique or corpora and on the ground more or less since. lion. It was desired that Ihe freest This morning they worked in the expiessio:. should be allowed to every ground and were moving machinery man interest el. an:l all were in'.er- from off the top. fearing it would be lost by the unsaftety of the ground. When it occurred all were ut their din ner. This iv i ne has been in operation for the last twelve years and was a great producer. THE H0RTON LAW IS EFAD ( Prize Fighters Turning Their Faces Toward San Francisco. New Y'ork. Aug. 31. At midnight to night the Hoiion law. which has made priz? fighting permissible in the ni" tiopoli:: and throughout the stale of New York, ceases to exist, and simul taneously tile Lewis bill prohibiting pucipsti-- cotif s.s become- a law . I'or many months past the tight promo!ei.s and the fighteis have reap?d a golden harvest in thi.-; vicinity. In fact, the field for-, money-making in this direc tion was trie richest ever known in th? annals of prize fighting in this or nnv olher country. I n New York city fi ;hts nave neeii pulled off at the dozen a week, and within a six or eight months every bii; prominence in ihe countrv rate of a p. riod of tight ?r of has be-.n se, n in the ring of one or, another of the co called clubs that have flour ished like gre(n bay trees under the protection of the Horton law. The new condition of thing-! is a seri ous blow to those financially inieies.ed in the sport. No new field promising satisfactory financial returns is of fered them. '1 nere has been some talk of migrating to Connecticut, where twenty-round contests are still permit ted, but the citizens of the Nutmeg state have i.ot taken kinulv to the suggestion, and, furthermore, the .......... e ui eciing together a payins crown tor big ficrht in H.ntfoi.1 Bridgeport are not particularly bright, Chicago. lioston. Philadelphia and otr.f-r Jarge euies limit the fiiriis to lx rounds, while New Orleans, once the paradise of the fighters, continues to frown upon the sport. Altogether San Francisco seems to offer the best in- i c!uct.;r.cnts and it is probable that a' number of the fighteis and their man agers will turn their faces westward next week. THE LAST FIGHT Gans Knocked Cul Hawkins In the Third Round. New York, Aug. 31. At the Broadway Athletic club t night the last of the series of bouts under th? Hopion law was brought to a conclusion by Joe Cans of Baltimore knocking cut Dal Hawkins of California in the third round. A right hook on the jaw" ended the contest. AN ANDRE Bl'OY. News from the Intrepid Aere naut. Latet Stockton, Aug. 31. Captain Gren.Iahl telegraphs the following message here from Skjervoe, Norway: "Andre's buoy No. 4 has been foun 1 be and mains a bulletin dated Julv 11. M AY FCCCEED 1 1 1" N T 1 NG TON. New York, Aug. 31. It is rumored that M. E. Ingalls, president of the Big Four, will be offered the presi dency of the Southern Pacific. He is a Yanderbilt ma:t and the appnintm. nt would further the alleged Vanderbilt plan to weave all the American roads into one vatt system. TI1R METAL MARKET. New Y..rk. Aug. 31. Silver was an eighth higher: dollars, unchanged: cop per, unchanged: had. unchanged. M O N K Y M A i t K ! IT. San Francisco, Aug. 31. Silver 62. Mexican dollars, unchanged. I. a s A START AT LAST The Foundation ot a Storage Reservoir Laid The Agitation Begun By the Re publican Results In a Movement In the Certain Direction of a Permanent Water Supply. The greatcs't congregaUion of farmers ' ever assembled in the Salt River val- ley met at Dorris theater yesterday morning. There were many others than farmers there, f.r the object of the meeting was equally attractive to townsmen. The further progress of the town as well a? ithe country was rt stake. Men had met to see if some plan could not be agreed upon by which an adequate and permanent water supply could be secur.d. The meeting was the direct result of an agitation of the subjec't begun by The Republican more than two months airo in the ad- vc-acy of r. siir.ide oroioi- for the con- Ktructioii of a storasre reservoir . ' Dis- esteJ: it was also desired that the street corner discussion which had been going on for years to no purpose miht be crystallized into some tangible, rea sonable and feasible plan. Mr. 1. A Fowler of Glenelale said that such a gathering of farmers so early as Mi? middle of a forenoon in dicated that a matter of great im portance had been brought forward for eonslderatlan. The impoi'.ance of a water si pply. he said, could not be ex aggerated. Hie subject had been pre sented to the r-unimunity in a most painful and f rc-ible manner. Mr. Fowb r nominated Col. S. M. McCowan for chairman of the meeti.ig. The mo tion was second il by Sam F. Webb and adopted. TIME TO Qt'IT TALKING. On caking the chair, Mr. Mci'owan addressed the meeting at considerable length covering the wh le field in a pleasing and forcible manner. When he came here ten years ago, Mr. Mc Cowan said, h? heard the subject of reservoir construc t:, n talked about by certain men. The .-ante men were now harping on '-.he same old string while the storm waters were rushing to ihe s(Ia, leaving the lanJ dry and languish ing. The p?ople ot the valley had been crying to thp wateis, "Halt!" ha-1 cursr-d each other and the c-anal com panies, and had engage d in profitless litigation. "If all the curses." saiil the speaker, "had been collected a't the 1 mouth of th: Tonto Ba.-in reservoir site land had been cemer.'.: d by all the lies ' that had ev?r been told In the courw j of the discussion of th? reservoir prob I Iem. a monument of infamy would be piled tii to the skies, but not a drop i of water would be saved by 'the con struction." It was the opinion of the speaker thalt more work and less talk was n- w- needed. Chairman McCowan said that we oould not have in thi world pre- ciselv wii.it we would like to have. Our lives are made up of comprcmises. In this matt, r of water saving, while 'the object aimed at was the same, there were widely varying methods under c ensidera'.io-?.. The theory of govern ment aid might as well b? dismissed. L might come some time, but too late to do the present residents of the val ley any good. What wa to b? done, he said, mus't be O.one quickly, for the drouth of the last s ason had filled th? land with h. ai tsickne.-s and uiseour- a"cmont- Th' itor "f a hurch in a rural commuiin y .u u: vanej utiu ti- ready given letters to twenty parish ioners wh i had been compelled to leave :h ir homes aril hai no doubt gone' forth 'to H-el J of the curse which resterl upon the conntry. SOME OF THE PLANS. The sp.aker then presented a picture of the desolation He spok? of the prior right man who had sought relief in the court to the- s de benefit of his lawyer. The chairman was not in favor of 'ihe construction of a reservoir by private capital, and while the plans of Dave Goldberg and M. W. Mcssinger. published in the newspapers, resem bling in some rtspects ths Wright law of California, were attractive, they bar? the stigma of failure. The Christy, Fowler, Redewill and Murphy plans were open to the otjectio:: that they put the btirrKn upon the farmer, though he was not the sol? benefic iary. The chairman said he had understood tha't the people of ithe Buckeye, coun try were apathetic, if not actually op posed to ii. plan of bonding the county. They were described as Lazaruses feed ing on crumbs, parasites upon the val ey, and vendors of s?cond-hand gootls. The water supply this year, however, was not as bountiful as it had ' een and perhaps next year ithey, too, would be clamoring for water. John R. Norton of the Buckeye coun try subsequently corrected the chair man saying that the residents ot Buckeye favored any reasonable plan . for Si curing a better water supply for ; the whole valley. The chairman be- li"ved jthali the people should control ' the water supply and they could net control it without owning it. Hence, he favored construction by the county. The sentiment of the meeting was In dicated by general applause. THE BOARD OF DECISION. George D. Chrisity was made secre tary, and H. M. Chapman of the board of trade sought to expedite matters by holding the speakers d .wn to ten nilr. ules. Dr. Ford opposed the sugges'. ion on ihe ground iili.it a man who bad given ihe subject any thought could not have a free expression in ten ntfn tvtes. A. C McQueen moved the ap pointment of a committee of twenty live, Hen to be appointed by the chair and fifteen by the house, to receive all plans and report. on of them ot a subsequent meeting. Col. William Christy amended this motion by a pro vision that the membership of the com mitee be made up ol two members, each from the north side canals, two each from the Temp?, Mvsa, T'tah and' Consolidated canals, one each from the San Francisco, Highland and L'uckeye canals, three from Phoenix, and . one each from Tempo, Mesa and Glendale. The mo 'tkm and the amendment were allowed to go over until the afternoon. An address was delivered by Ju Ig? Kibbey in which he advocated the tax ing of Ihe products of th? mines, amounting annually to JlOO.Oflo.Ono, the proceeds to be applied in part to the development of irrigation enterprises. I!. A. Fowler said he had not been a resident of the valley very I. ng. but long enough to have been a sufferer. He arrived her? a year and a half ago in time to reap the fruits of the drouth. He had no pet plan in mind, but wan in favor of any which promised the 1 when one had been ence adopted il should never be abandoned, j Dave Goldberg, the originator of la j plan which was given prominence in Ihe Republican some weeks ago was called upon and briefly described it to the meeting. The following plan was then offered by Captain W. A. Hancock, the only one presented in detail: CAPTAIN HANCOCK'S PLAN. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen: I am going to speak to you as an old resi dent cf i;he territory, and as one of the oldest residen:s of the valley. The question that has brought us to gether here today Is of vital impor tance t every resident of the valley, man woman or child, j . The ques-tion of how w? can secure an ample supply of wa'ter for the irriga tion cf this valley has the primest eld est blessing upon it. the enrichment of us all and th- conse.iuent happines of all of us If rich-s can make us hap py. The question for us today is, whether out of the more or less conflicting plans or propositions ithat hav? been dis cussed In the local papers and among ourselves we earv formulate ,a plan, some plan or proposition that can be carried through to a su-coessful Issue. We all know- than the average annual flow of water from the vast water sheds or catchment basins of the Verde and Salt river?, comprising about fifteen thousand square miles, would be ample for the irrigation of more than 275.000 acres now under cul tivation in this valley if it could be Impounded and reserved for our use at such times as it is needed for the irri gation of the crops In this wonderful valley. I say wonderful, because Is is so in the fullest sense of the term. Tt .t t.ot.uejiui oil .ILLIIUHL VL 'llie riLll- on ness of the soil and Its adaptability to the production of iihe most profitable agricr.Itural c rops. It is wonderful be cause it is so perfectly adapted to ir rigation. Many of you will remember that a few years ago the senate of the T'nited States appointed a committee to examine and report upon the amount, and condition of the arid lands in the United States, and the practi cability of their r?clamaition. You will also remember that among that com mittee were some of the most eminent men of the country. That during their visit in this valley Sena'tor Stewart, of Nevada, in a speech on the city hall steps, said that he haj seen and ex amined all the arid region of the I'nit ed States and that nowhere in all his travels had he seen such a wonderful valley as this, our valley of the Salt river. ' Following Senator Stewart. Senator Reagan, of Texas, said: "I have vis ited and examined all the arid regions of the world, and no where on the face of the earth can there be found such another valley a? this. So rich in nat ural resources and so perfectly adapt ed by nature for artificial irrigation." There are three principal requisites for ithe success of any Irrigation prop osition. First, the water shed or catch ment basin that will afford the water. Second, the dam sit1 with 'the requisite storage basin above it, where the water can be impounded and retained until i't i-' required for the irrigation of the the crops. Third. Jhe land ample in quantity and fertile in character for the production of crops sufficient to make it a paying proposition. A fourth condition we may say is the necessity for the' amount of money re quired to construct the work. I under take Ho say that we have the first threu conditions. We have a water shed of fifteen thousand square miles to catch the waters. We have 'the best rcssrvolr skes on the face of the earth. In which, with the properly constructed dams, we can sore the waters, and we have three hundred and fifty thousand acres of the besit land on the face of the earth, where the climatic condi tions for the production of profitable crops are the best on the earth. Now to demonstrate the fact ithat we have a sufficient amount cf water. Our water shed or catchment basin Is itwenty-seven times g 'iater than the i area of land we want vo irrigate. This I being the case, if -the rain fall, or pre cipitation by rain and snow averages ' fifteen inches per annum, and we get a run off equal to one fifth of the pre cipitation (which is a low estir ite). we have an annual run off of -ree inches er annum from the waU d. This r implied by twenty-seven .ies; us eigl y- -r,e acre inches of water for our land. We can allow SO per cent, of (Continued on Eighth Page.) KIND TREATMENT Khedive's Opinion of Eng lish Hospitality AMICABLE RELATIONS The Egyptian Ruler la Supreme-la the Affairs of Bis Own Country Has a High Regard For the Queen and Gets Along Nicely With Lord Cromer When Not Interfered With. Cairo, Aug. SI. A translation is pub lished here of an interview which Dr. Nimr, the editor of the "Mokattan." had with the khedive at Nyon. His highness, speaking of his illness while in England, referred in grateful tei..T.3 to the solicitude of the queen and royal family. "Her majesty," he said, "used to kindly send daily to obtain information of my health from the four English gentlemen who were in my company. The other royal members of her family asked about, and were always kept cognisant of the progress of the mal ady. The subsequent care of and inter est in my health that they displayed have won my sincerest feelings of grat itude." Referring to the speech of the lord mayor of London on the occasion" of his visit to the city, the khedive said: "It clearly shows that the khedive of Egypc is the supreme authority in Egyptian affairs. So the result of my visit to England has been satisfactory, and I hope to repeat it." His highness, speaking next of Lord Cromer, said he was a faithful and honorable man, who served his country honestly and honorably, and he had a great respect for him. He added. "Never did I differ with Lord Cromer when we two alone had to tackle ques tions of moment. Between us we were? able to manage things in the best and most suitable manner. "It was only when other. interferr?d and Jhe matter was openly discussed that difficulties thickened from day to day until the question came to an un satisfactory end." SUFFERING IN NOME The Alaskan Indians Are Among ths Unfortunate. 1 Washington, Aug. 31. General Ran- j dall estimates that there are 1.000 per- sons in Nome In danger of starvation. Information received from everal of ficial and unofficial sources shows that the Alaskan Indians along- the coast from Cape Nome are in a serious con dition. The miners. It is rumored, have gathered for their own use nearly all the driftwood which the Indians have been accustomed to depend upon for their winter fuel, and in some in stances .the cabins of the Indians have been torn down by the miners and th wood used by them regardless of the suffering Indians. The government has taken hold of the matter and no doubt provisions, clothing and medical attention through the marine hospital service will be forthcoming. HELPING THEM HOME. Washington. Aug. 31. The war de partment will send a transport to Nome to bring home the destitute. THE AMERICAN BAR. Saratoga, N. Y.. Aug. 21. The Ameri can Bar association elecVs Edward Wetmore of New York president, and John Hinkley of Baltimore secretary. NICARAGUA'S ACTION. Managua, Nicaragua, Aug. 31. The Nicaragua congress today approved the commercial reciprocity treaty between Nicaragua and the United States. GLASGOW'S GOT IT. Glasgow, Aug. 31. The board of health declares that Glasgow is infect ed with bubonic plague. OTIS READY FOR DUTY He Makes a Formal Request For Assignment. Washington Aug. 51. Major-General Otis has arrived in Washington and called upon Secretary Root and Adjutant-General Corbin at the war de partment and proffered a formal re quest for assignment to active duty.. This request Is now under considera tion. o iRETIRING BOERS. London, Aug. 31. Lord Roberts re ports the. Boers retiring all along the line, releasing British prisoners as they fail back. The British have oc cupied Wateyvalhaven and report Kruger at Pilgrims' Rest. COAL MINERS' STRIKE Leavenworth. Kas., hundred coal miners struij 90 cents a ton.