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PEACE IN THEPHIUPPINES
JUDGE IDE SEES GREAT FUTURE FOR ISLANDS The Great Mass of the People Are Anxious to Co-operate With the American Government Asiatic Cholera Stamped Out Shu Frai cisco H. C. Ido, a member of the Philippine - commission, who arrived from Manila Thursday on leave of absence, en route to his for mer home in Vermont, said in an in terview that when he left the islands peace blessed them and he was happy to say that the health boards, under the immediate direction of the Phil ippine commission, had stamped out the Asiatic cholera, which caused the death of 100,000 natives. The same conditions exist in the Philippines that existed in the south and southwest after the civil war. There have always been bauds of ladrones who roam over the country robbing their own people, and the government is obliged to cope with them by constabulary. He said the insular constabulary, numbered 5300 men, who were commanded by Ameri can officers. These men were natural hunters and they pursued the maraud ers with zest and nearly always cap tured them. Commissioner Ide said further: "Conditions in the Philippines are constantly improving. One meets with discouraging features, but after six months you will see a marvelous im provement in the development of edu cation, the acquisition of the English language, the construction of roads, the creation of public improvements, the efficiency of the police and civil courts. Wheu one looks at the progress that has been made it fills one with wonder that so much has been accom plished. "The great mass of people in the Philippines want peace and are anxious to co-operate with the Amer ican government. They know and see that the path of progress is by co operatioa with the American authori ties." AFTER CATTLE BARONS Suit to Compel Them to Tear Down the Fences on Public Lands Tucson, Ariz. Frederick S. Nave, United States attorney for Arizona, filed suit against four prominent cat tlemen of Santa Cruz county in the United States court here Friday after noon, causing a great sensation among cattlemen of southern Arizona. Suit was brought to compel four cattle barons to tear down their fences on public lands and is based on the same provision in the United States statute by which President Roosevelt is com pelling the cattle barons to tear down fences on public lands in other parts of the country. The defendants in this case are E. Wise of Calabasas, Dan A. Sanford of Sanford, Alonzo Noon of Nogales and Joseph Piscarski of Calabasas, all of whom have fenced in many thousand acres. This is the first suit of this kind ever brought in Arizona and cattlemen all over the terrHory will be effected by it, as many have fenced in public lands. Large ranchers in southern Arizona, who have heard of thesuit, are already uneasy and are preparing to fight the case along with those who have been mide defendants in these first suits. V , ; , Irrigation Work in Nevada Ogden, Utah J. H. Quinton and A. L. Taylor, government surveyors were ill Ogden Friday evening. Mr. Taylor is constructing engineer in the arid ' land reclaiming service and is on his way to Nevada to begin the first work in the land reclamations. He states that this work will begin within two weeks on the Lower Carson by dam ming the river. Two hundred thousand acres southeast of Wadsworth will be reclaimed by this dam, furnishing homes for 1250 families. The Truckee river is alHo to be dammed west of Reno. Lake Tahoe is to be dammed and turned into a rcervoir, from which canals will carry the water to the arid lands. RUSH OF IMMIGRANTS Over Fifty-five Hundred Men Women and Children Arrived Sunday New York Immigrant arrivals at Ellis Island broke all records for Sunday in the history of the harbor of New York. By nightfall, when Com missioner Williams' staff had sifted through the great mass brought in by the Philadelphia, the Campania, the Savoio and the Graff Walersee, it was found that 4505 men, women and children had passed through the chutes and were either speeding to their new homes or else awaiting fur ther investigation in the detention compartments. This is tie beginning of the rush season for immigration and this year's record is expected to exceed all others by many thousands. During March of last year, 254,000 foreign born persons were passed through the bureau. This year, March, with two days yet to come has brought the number up to 04,000. HONDURAS' LITTLE WAR Admiral Coghlan Cables That Trouble There is About Over Washington Admiral Coghlan has cabled the navy department as follows, relative to the revolution in Honduras : "Guatamala At Puerto Cortez25th. Returned here Saturday. Found Ceiba and other small ports in hands of revolutionists, who practically con trol. Truxillo attacked by them 22d. Sent the Panther there to protect our interests; have heard nothing from her yet. Puerto Cortez was taken by the revolutionists the 22d, during my absence eastward. Upon return, on the 24th, Diehl had the situation in hand ; landed his guard for protection and order by request. There was no disturbance and the guard was with drawn. Finding an American mail steamer due upon my arrival, sent a guard to her before she entered the port, also placed a guard on the dock. A number of political, refugees were on board. Thus there is no danger to Americans or her interests. Reports greatly exaggerated and though condi tions are somewhat unsettled, the change of authority was accomplished with the minimum disorder." Laying of Cornerstone The cornerstone to the magnificent new building of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce was laid Sat urday, under the auspices of the Masons, and the dream of the founders of this splendid organization has at last been realized. Under the blue dome of a cloudless sky and be fore an assemblage composed of a loyal, patriotic people, the massive block of granite was dropped into place at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and the first step marking the actual construction of the great building has been taken. Agent of , Santa Fe Shot Santa Fe, N. M.-At Cerillos station the night agent of the Santa Fe rail road was fatally shot Friday night by two unknown meni who robbed the depot. Sheriff Kinsell . and Deputy , Closson have started overland in 'pursuit. THE MEXICAN BOUNDARY GENERAL BARLOW TELLS HOW THE FRONTIER IS FIXED Monuments Are Placed at Intervals of From One to Five Miles, and All of the New Monnments Are of Iron, the Old Ones Being of Stone. General J. V. Barlow of the United States engineering corps, who was re cently commissioned by the govern ment to inspect the monuments along the southern boundary line, in com pany with tho party of Seuor Jacoba Blanco, who was appointed by the Mexican government for tho same purpose, has about completed tho work of inspection. The first of these monuments wore set up about fifty years ago and be tween the years 1892 and 1893 an official survey was made by General Barlow and Senor Blanco for tho pur pose of re-establishing tho original monuments and adding many more. These ' now number 258, while there were only fifty at the time when the boundary was first fixed. These fifty monnments were made of stone of whatever kind was available in the section of tho country in which they were erected and wheu the survey of 1802-93 was made such of these as were partially destroyed were replpced with monuments of the same material, while ..the new ones, of which there were about 3200, were constructed of cast iron. While on the inspecting trip a report reached General Barlow to the effect that one or more monuments in the neighborhood of Tombstone, Arizona, in the mountain mining region, had been moved, but this report General Barlow states, is without foundation in fact. No official statement has yet been made to the respective govern ments, though the work of repainting the iron monuments and the inscrip tion plates on the stone ones, which is about to begin, is practically all that remains for the commissioners to have done. Many of the stone monuments are of granite, but the one at the Pacific coast is of marble. Souvenir hunters have badly mutilated this one and to prevent such destruction an iron fence was erected around the monument and others around the one at Tia Juaua, where acts of vandalism had also been committed, and the one where the line of survey meets the Rio Grande river, but even these fences have not been sufficient to preserve the obelisks. The monuments are placed at vary ing distances apart, from one to five miles. Each of these is erected on the highest ridge within the limits of the section in which it is placed. The stone ones are about eleven feet 'high and the iron ones about six and one half feet high. They are imbedded in concrete or a mixture of stone and mortar. The boundary line is about 700 miles in length, twenty miles being formed by the Colorado river. Two sections of it follow parallel lines of the lati tude and one short section is at a right angle to these on a meridian line The nearest one of these to Los Angeles is the one which is nearest the coast, about one marine league south of San Diego bay, or about fifteen miles south of the city of San Diego. The Nicaragua Trouble San Jose, Costa Rica The refugees J who have arrived in Costa Rica from Nicaragua are being concentrated by j the Costa Rican government. The latest news of the revolutionary out break in Nicaragua is to the effect that the forces of President Zelaya have not succeeded in capturing the steamer which the revolutionists seized on Lake Nicaragua and which enabled them to leave the department of Chouutales, which is again under the control of the goverumoout. Sym pathizers with the Nicaraguan revolu tionists say the latter are expected to' resume operations against the govern ment troops. OUR NAVAL POLICY French Marine Minister Thinks It Will for His Country to Follow It Paris Marine Minister TeUeton, in the course of a speech in the senate, defending France's naval policy, said the United States furnished a lesson in naval construction which France could follow with advantage. He re ferred to the'American and German navies as being the two most progres sive of the present time, and said their strength as not through the mainte nance of a largo, unwieldy, effective force during times of peace, but was duo to a small peace effective, capa ble of quick enlargement in time of war. This permitted the expenditure of large amounts of money during periods of peace on dockyards, coaling stations and new ships, instead of continuing expenditures on a costly effective force. Tho minister declared France should follow the same course, concentrating all naval efforts on construction. MACHINE FIRING GUN Test of an Invention is Witnessed by General Miles and Wheeler Cleveland, Ohio. A test of the machine firing gun, the invention of Dr. S. N. McLean of this city, was made in the presence of General Nelson A. Miles and General Joseph -Wheeler in this city. ; General Miles was present as the president of the board of fortifications. The firing was done from the top of a tall building into Lake Erie. The McLean guu shoots twenty-five times with one pull of the trigger. A circular plate fitted to the side of the weapon feeds the cartridges. Gas generated by the first explosion sets the plate automatically iu motion. The gun can also be used as a machine guu. General Wheeler thinks well of the new firearms and General Miles was quoted as saying that it was au interesting experiment and the gun an important invention. HE DIED FIGHTING End of San Miguel, Last Unreconciled Filipino Insurgent Manila The report that San Miguel the Filipino loader, was killed in Fri day's fight near Maqruina is confirmed. His body has been identified and de livered to his relatives for buriel. San Miguel with his body guard, con sisting of thirty men, abandoned the fort at Mariquina and attempted to escape, but the Macabebe scouts sur rounded the party, mortally wounded San Miguel and killed six of his body guard. After he fell San Miquel emptied his revolver among the Maca beoes and died fighting. San Miquel was the last unreconciled insurgent. He failed to attain prominence during the insurrection. The body of the insurgents killed in the fighting at Mariquina, to the number of about fifty, were taken to Caloocan and were surrendered to the relatives of the dead. Lieutenant Reese and other wounded scouts will recover. The moral standing of the stock gambler depends on the size of his winnings. When a man's honesty is only pro tected by a policy, it will be held at a premium.