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THE SPANISH FORK PRESS. ANDREW J EX SEN, Publish. SPANISH FORK, UTAH. UTAH STATE NEWS, During the month of January Utah tn'nes paid dividends to the amount of 1430,000. T ( f I I .'..i -- In a rabbit hunt at Loa last weeki James Face was slightly wounded, one shot striking him in the nose. Bids for the construction of the Salt Lake federal building will be called for within the next sixty days. Frederick VVarde, the eminent tragedian is to lecture this week in Salt Lake City for the benefit of the Press club. M f I 1 fi 1 i i i i , i t The Salt Lake hotel and restaurant keepers have refused to arbitrate their differences with the cooks' and waiters unions. Chief nil ton of the Salt Lake police force has purchased boxing gloves for the use of members of the force, who will have practical instruction in the manly art. George Wilkinson, a machinist, had both ankles crushed by falling rock Secretary or the Treatary Shaw Takes th Oath of Office. At 10,30 oclock Saturday morning, in the presence of the chief officials of the treasury department, Senator Dolliver and nearly all of Iowa's delegation io the lower house of congress and other friends, former governor, Leslie M. Shaw of Iowa took the prescribed oath of office as secretary of the treasury, succeeding Lyman J. Gage. The oath was administered by Justice Shiras of the United States Supreme court, in the largest of the secin the treasury retarys office-room- s building. Secretary Shaw was warmly congratulated by each person present npon his accession to his high office. The retiring secretary was amoDg the first to grasp his hand and as be did so said: Mr. Secretary, I congratulate you and wish for your administration the highest possible degree of success." Secretary Shaw responded: I thaDk you sir most sincerely, and if my success shall be anything like that of my prodecessor I shall he fully satisfied." The new rod retiring secretaries then received all of the officials and clerks in the treasury building to the number of 2000. Secretary Gage baa the love and respect of the officials and clerks of the department as was shown in their leave taking. REPLIES TO SCHLEYS APPEAL Reply Conteuds That Schley Has Shifted His Ground Since the Hearing. so-cal-led The comment" of Judge Advocete General Lemly and Solicitor Ilanna upon the appeal of Admiral Schley, as submitted to the president by Secretary Long, is less than a third as long bs the appeal itself, a fact accounted for by the comparatively few quotations from the courts finding In the case of the comment," Thecommen-tator- s begin with the statement that Admiral Schley and his counsel have shifted their ground. They say the chief features of the case were the retrograde movement," inaccurate disobedience of orders," and misleading official reports," failure to destroy vessels of the enemy lying within sight and "injustice to a brother officer." These matters nr all grave. The first was that the finest aggregation of American naval vessels under one command was, by Schley's direction, turned about and headed for Key West, more than 70C miles distant, when within twenty-twmiles of Santiago, where the enemy's ships were. o The second was that Schley deliberately and knowingly disobeyed the secretary's order overtaking him in hi retrograde movement. The third wag Dost Etplonlon Kills 106 Mexican Miner, that Schley's reason, officially given, for the retrograde movement and disOne hundred and six minera killed obedience of orders, i. e., that the and burled under debris is the awful was short on coal, record made by a dust explosion at the flying squadron was not true. Tho fourth was that for Hondo mines in Mexico Saturday. four days the Spanish ships lay within The Hondo mines are located at reach of the flying squadron and no Coahnila, at the terminus of a branch sufficient effort was made to destroy of the Mexican International road, them. The fifth alleges that Samp100 miles south of Eagle pass, sons about of night blockade forced and are the most important in that the plan to come out of the harbor enemy state. Details of the disaster are in had Schley not and that daytime, meager, no names of the victims be- abandoned the assigned to position ing learned. the Brooklyn, and thereby made an There was a total of 103 miners at opening through which the Spanish work ia the mine when the explosion vessels put to sea, they would have been sunk in the channel, or soon after occurred, and all of them are dead. from it. emerging The majority of the victims are Mexicans and Chinamen, very few AmeriCATTLEMEN TO MEET AT DENVER. cans having been at work in the mine. The work of clearing away the wreck Will Confer on the Laud Leasing Bill and Other Matter of lotereat. in order to get to the bodies is being s' American assoThe rushed as rapidly as possible, but there Is no hope that any of the 103 men will ciation, composed of leading cattlemen be rescued alive. The explosion oo of the west, will meet In Denver March g 4th to discuss the question, curred in rniue No. 6 and was occathe association now having a bill pendsioned by striking a gas pocket. ing before congress. The basis of representation in this Clancy, Montana, Has Dig Fire. The railroad town of Clancy, Monassociation is individual membership, tana, twenty miles south of Helena, and any grower or breeder of cattle or waa nearly wiped out by fire that the managing officer of any corporation started in Peter Learys hall, where a engaged in the growing or breeding of dance was held Saturday night. The cattle, is eligible to membership upon loss was about $14,000, on which $3000 the payment of an initiation fee of $5. Insurance was carried. The programme will be limited to a The Albany botel, owned by Leary, few set subjects or papers, it being the waa destroyed, as was his saloon and purpose of the convention to confine hall; loss $0000. Other losses were: the proceedings to open debate and arJames Ryan, store, $2000; Martin Gor- gument on the part of the members. don, lodging-hous$1300; John Ilarb, After the presentation of each subject or paper, sufficient time will be given market, $300. Jerry Ellis, a volunteer fireman, who for the members to discuss the same in was overcome by beat, may die. speeches. The convention will be wholly in the handsof its memMontana Lumberman Repudiate Lnlon. bers, and ample time will be given for The big Western Montana lumber the discussion of all subjects presented. companies, controlling the lumber out'Many matters of interest to cattleput of the western section of the men of the west will be introduced, state, amounting to millions of feet one of the most important of which la annually, hare formed an organiza- the 'land-leasin- g bill, now in congress, tion and adopted a resolution pledg- prepared by a coiumitte appointed for ing themselves not to recognize any that purpose by the association at its labor union. During the winter the last annual meeting.' The disease of lumber jacks have organized a union cattle and their remedies' will also and it comprises in its membership all come up for discussion, and papers will of the men employed at the mills, be presented by the most able men In numbering several thousand. At a the country on the best mode of feedand fattening cattle for market recent meeting the union fixed the ing In the arid regions of the west, where cale of wages for common labor at bnt little grain is raised.' $3.60 for a day of nine hours. The Condemned Murder !nt Guard In Dun-geo- u rate heretofore paid has been $3 a day aud Escape, ten ten hours. Edward and John Biddle, awaiting execution in the county jail at Pitts1S00 Recruit 811 for Manila. The transport Thomas sailed Satur- burg, Pa., for the murder of Grocer D. of Mount Washingday for Manila with 1,500 recruits and Thomas Khaney the guard at 4 ton, overpowered of number a large passeugere. The o. clock Thursday morning and escaped. Grant is scheduled to sail February 7th Both had been provlJed with prisoners and will also carry many recruits. which with saws, they cut the bars la The transport Rosecrans left Manila cells. The prlsoosre occupied their 24th officers with end January eight adjoining cells on the second range. 473 enlisted men and the Third bathad assistance from tho talion of the Twenty-seconInfantry. They evidently as both were armed with reoutside, d Twenty-seconThe infantry left volvers. They aliot one guard inflictManila Saturday and the Twentieth a wound, aud locked him slight ing infantry saila February 13. The secin a dungeon. two others and Inond battalion of the Seventeenth Stan Tale Hull to Haag I Manila will at uutil the stay fantry Free. ai rival of the Twenty second infantry After being confined In the county from ban FrauscUco. jail at Butte for four yeara and seven War Tax Wilt It Greatly Re.lureil. months, forty months of which he was The majority and minority reports under sentenec of death, Joseph Shafon the bill reducing the war revenue er, tho mulatto who killed a colored man named John Hawktua in 1SU7, la taxes ere practically completed. Chairman Tayne's majority report is once more a free man. foreshadowed in hi recent statement Thursday morning County Attorney when the bill was agreed upon. It Itreeo made a motion in Judge deala mainly with the facts and details court that the charge against of the reductions, which la said to h bhafer be dismissed, alt the witnesses the largest single reduction of Uxatiou In the case being dead or gone, end ever made by a nation. Judge McClcrnau set the colored man while engaged in putting in a new pump at the Ontario mine in Park City last week. ,Paul Tarpey, of Suit Lake, has been elected captain of the junior baseball team at the Stanford University, the club to take part in tbesoriesof games scheduled for next week. The Utah millers have succeeded in having the special rate on Oregon wheat raised from 40 to SO cents a bun dred, and will restore the recent decline in the price of flour". Efforts by Richfield horsemen to establish a racing club and to haves regular meeting of running horse) promises to be a success. The race) will likely be held at Monroe. It is not likely that any part of Utah will suffer next summer from a shortage of ice, for ice men are giving the assurance that not before in five years has ao large a crop been harvested. Great strides are being made in the different gold camps, particularly Gold mountain and Stateline, and it is predicted before the year closes these camps will have several contributors to the dividend list. A. E. Henry, a collector who embezzled $800 from Ora E. lvrupp, a Salt Lake groceryman, thus forcing Krupp to go into bankruptcy, has been arrested in San Francisco and will be brought back to Utah for trral. Richfield is to have a kirmess lasting 'six days, beginning on the 3rd of March. Tbe affair will also have an auxiliary kangaroo court. The entire affair will be to raise money for seating and otherwise equipping the new ward building. It is io tended by the people of Sandy to offer the Consolidated Railway & Power company a bouus sufficient to induce the company to extend its Murray car line thii spring a further distance south of five miles to the central part of Sandy. The farmers of Wsyne county are rejoicing over a good snow just fallen. Up till the 2sth day the roads have been two inches deep with dust since last August. A good supply of water is looked for in the summer, ss the mountains are full of snow, as well as the valleys. Attorney General Breeden has given an opinion that county officers must fill out blanks fur the information of the statistician free of charge. It la claimed this will greatly increase the work and expense of the clerks and treasurers offices in the larger counties, and is meeting opposition. William D. Crouk, an employs of the Utah Light & Power company of Salt Lake City, claims to be one of the heira to the estate of $80,000,000 held in trust by the Holland government, to which Mrs. Chauncy M. Depew and s number of other heirs in this country are trying to establish their right. William Harkins has been missing from Gold mountain for a week past and it la believed has perished in snowstorm. He left Kimberly during the storm to go over to the Trappers Pride mine, four miles distant, aud has not beeu heard of since. Three mm were brought to Parowan Friday afternoon from Ituckborn Springs with their feet badly frozen. The men left Beaver Sunday morning, walking through the county, going South. When they reached liuckhoro Springs their feet were badly frozen. The farmers of Cache valley held a conference at Lognn last week and formed the Coehe Valley Farmer' association, the object of which la to advance and protect the agricultural interests of the valley. Officers were elected and a constitution adopted. Sspulsh Fork Is no longer a prokibi. Congrrsitnea Flay Fnker Without Card. tion town even lu name, tho new city A dispatch from Washington says couucll having passed an ordinance the congressmen have a new that e regulating the manufacture and w called greenback poker: Playgame, aud retail sule of spirituous, cards ere not used. The stake Is ing vinous, malt and other intoxicating usually a dollar a corner. Each conliquors. gressman playing the game produces a 1 lie Wednesday, February 13.h, promises It silver certificate. number to be a gala day in Payton. Arrange-men- u stamped upon It decides the winner, have been cample ted for a big th rules of poker governing. Should rabbit-hun- t between fifteen hunters the bill be n um tiered 31, 357, 13, for and the same number of n ini rods of Instance, the holder would rlalm four Mb I'leataot, for a dttpee aud followed trays and three fives, N'lnctimes the bv a supper, takes arc high Cattle-Grower- land-leasin- e, 1 i t i five-minu- te d hole-tal- Van Want Will Irs Flghl Against Railroad Consolidation. Governor Van Sant has replied to the petition from Minneapolis business men who asked him to cease his railroad merger. fight on the The governor says: I beg to acknowledge receipt of a petition from business men in the city that no of Minneapolis, proposing immediate action be taken againat the Northern Securities company, and that a fair opportunity for testing by experience whether good or evil will come from that company. The consolidation of the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern railway companies, through the organization of the Northern Securities company, is clearly a violation of the state free. J in Howard Aiain I lljr In to, because such consolidation is In violation of the clear and unmistakable provisions of the laws which have been on the statute books for a quarter of a century." Parent Fight for Child and Mother Wine. An unusual prize-figoccurred at Joliet, Mont., Wednesday night before a large crowd io the largest hall in town. It was scheduled to go to a finish and lasted five rounds. The take was a boy and the Montana ht contestants were the parents. The mother won. The woman is a hardworking, honest creature, aud the man a rounder. The fight was pulled off in Gilbert hall, with a leading citizen as referee. The boy was locked up in a room below the hall, ready for delivery to the victor. For three rounds honors were even. The chivalrous sports In the town, however, wanted the woman to win, aDd between the rounds, while she was being sponged, the man was given long braces of iron booze. After the third round a few jolts on the chin made him groggy, and in the fifth be was knocked cold. The referee officially awarded the fight and the boy to tbe woman, and when the man came to he was informed that henceforth he bad no claim on the lad. This adjustment of the trouble, it is safe to say, will hold. Wonderful Growth of Beat Sugar Industry, Dr. II. W. Wiley, chief of the bureau t,lel Com-- ii puu-IkI- 'iliose f.ivuring dent It sentence came over after several ballots ami voted for life liupt Imminent rather than ha've no verdict. Nlcaroguan Canal Bill Introduced In Senate. Just before the adjournment of the senate, Tuesday, Senator Spooner in- troduced a substitute for the Nicaragua canal bill. Tbe new bill is a practical authorization to the president of the United States to choose between tbe abtltoto for Panama and the Nicaragua routes. Tbe first provision looks to tbe acquisition of the franchises, right of way and other property of the new Panama Canal company of France, including that company's control of the Panama railroad. The president is authorized to pay 40,000,000 for these, Provided a satisfactory title can be obtained," He la then authorized to secure the necessary concessions from the republic of Columbia, these to Include the pere strip ol petual control of a sea to the' the Caribbean from territory Pacific ocean. A canal sufficient to accommodate the largest vessels is' then to be constructed under the Supervision of the secretary of war. Tbe bill also carries an alternative provision authorizing the president to proceed with the construction of the Kiccaragua canal in case he falls to secure the necessary concessions from Colombia or a satisfactory title froth the Panama Canal company. An appropriation of $10,000,000 is made In either event. The limit of cost is fixed at $135,000,000 in case the Panama route is chosen, while is allowed In case the choice falls on the Nicaragua route. ten-mil- $160,-000,0- Old Im Captain Favor Nicaragua Root Captain For Isthmian Canal. J. S. Bryan was before a of the senate commit- tee on Inter-Oceeui- e Canals Tuesday. Hs is an old sea captain and has spent mnch time in the coastwise trad of Central America. He also has had an experience of several months In navigating Lake Nicaragua and has traversed the Fanama route. He expressed a strong preference for the Nicaragua route, both on account of climate and feasibility. One objection raised by him to the Panama route was on account of the harbors. lie said that on the Atlantic end of the proposed line there Is no harbor at all rendering it necessary for ships to put to sea in case of. a storm, while on tbe Pacific side sailing ships entering the harbor invariably find themselves becalmed. In that harbor, he said, a tow for two miles ont was necessary. of chemistry, department of agriculture, was before the ways and means Soldier Who Killed FUlpIno Coder Provocommittee Wednesday in connection cation Ha Sentenc Commoted. with the Cuban recipocity question. Secretary Root Tuesday acted on the Hi statement covered the scientific case of Lieutenant Preston Brown phases of the production of sugar Second infantry, who was sentenced from beets cane, etc., and the develcourt-martito be dismissed from by of industries. the respective opment the service. It appears from the eviBy means of charts he showed the Brown shot a dence Lieutenant that comparative iusigni fiance of the beet because be allowed an native Filipino lugar industry in 1855, when most of the sugar wss made from cane. Since American soldier to drown when he then conditions have reversed, until might easily have saved him. Secretary Root takes the ground that now the greater part of the sugar production is from beets. Much the larger Lieutenant Brown's action in tho was expart of this production was in Europe, matter, while not justifiable, all the cusable under circumstances, the product in America being comhe therefore recommends the senparatively small. Dr. Wiley expressed and tence of dismissal be commuted; Lieuthe opinion, however, that the beet Drown shall lose thirty-fiv- e tenant sugar would never extinguish the cane product, as the latter had certain numbers in hls grade and that he shall of hls pay for a period forfeit one-ha- lf special uses. of nine months. Govoroment Coumlaaloner Studying Depopulation of Frauoe. , Fobllo Laud Leading Bill Introduced la The premier of France, M. Waldeck th Senate. Rousseau, presided Wednesday at the Senator Millard of Nebraska Tuesopening session of the partiamentary day introduced a bill providing for tbe commission appointed to investigate leasing of the public lauds. The prothe depopulation of France. In hi) vision covers the states and territories address the premier said the question of Arizona, California. Colorado, wss one of the most vast, and compliIdaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, cated that could be conceived. The Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, statistics of the past fifty years showed Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, there had been too few births and too Utah, Washington and Wyoming, and many deaths in France. The commisIt provides that the public lands shall sion would have to study how to combe leased for the uniform rental of 3 bat the great infant mortality, aud alcents per acre per annum. Leases are io how to prevent the diminution, and to run ten yeara, but are to terminate Increase tbe number of births, which before the expiration of that time if was the moat difficult and obscure side the land passes into private hands of the problem. The government, he under the land laws of the United .dded, intended to embody the fruits States. of the commission's labors In future Beit Known Resident of Manltou, Colo. legislation. Succumb to a Scratch. Boston Banker Worried by Rvre Kilts A slight scratch on the hand resulted Himself, !n the death of Mrs. Parker, 82 years Lane B. Schocfield, senior member old, and one of tho best known resiof the firm of Nchoefleld, Whicker dents of Manltou, Colo., Tuesday. Co., bankers and brokers, of Boston About ten days ago while warming Mass., committed suicide Wednesday her hands at a stove, one of her fingers by shooting himself at Lis home In wss scratched by a piece of wire, Newtonvllie. making a trifling injury. Mrs. Parker Mr. Wbicher, his partner, In an In. paid no attention to the matter. Two tervlow Wednesday admitted that Mr. days later she was taken with severe Schocfield had experienced financial pains and her finger became swollen, reverse due to unfortunate ventures, lilood poisoning developed, extending but said: "The affairs of to her band and arm, which a few Whicher A Co., are all right at this later were swollen to twice their dsys moment. It will be Impossible to find natural size. She wss taken to her out our exact condition for several bed and suffered Intense pstn until days. death came to hur relief. al 110', anturu I nntiri.il of Murder. The Jury In the case of Jim Howard, charged witli complicity In tho murder of Uoveruor Goebel of Kentucky, at Frankfort, Kentucky, Thursday, returned a verdict of guilty agnlust the prisoner anil fixed his punishment at life imprisonment. It Is understood t tint the only division In Hie Jury ns to the kind of verdict wnsover the extent of the i nioii t. statutes. I obligated myself when I waa Inaugurated governor of the state to enforce the laws thereof. It is my bounden duty to prevent, if possible, the consolidation referred WEEK IN CONGRESS ISTHMIAN WATERWAY. Governor Judge advocate lemly Railway Company Will KalablUh In th World. Ijirgfat Muaauui The management of the Santa Fe Company has decided to establish at Albuquerque tho largest archaeological and ethnological museum in the United States. The purpose of the venture ia to provide a novel attraction si that place. The museum will contain a collection valued at between $100,000 and $150,000. The collections will l,e largely from tho ruins of New Mexico and Arizona, but will include exhibits from almost every country 0f the globe. Mol Daisy Regarding Ibo IleUai of Mla Burn. Atclegrana bat been icorlved from Sofia saying that the brigand wish the liberation of Mias Stone, th captive American missionary, to taka place upon Turkish teirltory and tbst the Turkish government will not con sent to this arrangement, unless it b advised of tbe tint and place of the passage of the brigands across the frontier. The Turkish government also requires that a neutral escort tbe brigsuda. January ST. Doran The house adopted a resolution calling for d teuments relating to the old training ship Vermont, which was placed out of commission last summer, and also passed a bill to provide for the compulsory attendance of witnesses before registers and receiver of general land offices. A bill to appropriate 1100,000 for establishing homes for the teaching of articulate speech to deaf children was defeated. The house adjourned until Wednesday, Senate A bill was passed to amend an act granting to the Clearwater Valley Railroad company a right of way through the Nez Peroe Indian lands tn Idaho. The department of commerce hill went over without progress having been made and the discussion of the Philippine tariff hill was resumed, January 88. Senator Nelson's bill creating a department of commerce, passed the Senate after being amended In various particulars. Probably the most important of the amendments was one changing the title to read tbe department of commerce and labor. It provides for s secretary. who is to be a member of the cabinet, an assistant secretary and also the other official and elerks necessary. The proposed department is especially charged with the collection and distribution of statistical Information and with the development and fostering of foreign and domestlo commerce. In the department there Is to be a new bureau of manufactures and many bureaus now Included in other departments are to be transferred to this new department, including the service, the light- - house service, the mnrlne bospltul service, the steamboat-inspectio- n service and the bureau of navigation, shipping and immigration, as well as the n control of the fisheries and the questions, all now within the jurisdiction of the treasury department; the fish commission and the census bureaus. The department Is also given jurisdiction over the consular service, so far as It pertains to commerce. Chlnese-exclu-sio- January 80. House The House passed the bill for the creation of a permanent census bureau. The friends of the civil service law, who were opposed to making the employees of the bureau eligible for transfer or retention, were overwhelmingly defeated. By the terms of the bill, the permanent organization will succeed the present temporary organization July 1 1903, and all employees on tbe rolls upon the date of the passage of the act, will become eligible for transfer to other departments or retention in the permanent organization. The bill also provides for a manufacturing census in 1905, and for the collioiion of certain special statistics annually. A bill for the protection of the lives of miners in the Territories was passed. It provides that In every mine over 100 feet in depth, rs be required to provide 5500 cubic feet of pure air for every fifty miners. Senate. A resolution offered by Mr. Proctor, directing the secretaries of the Interlorand of agriculture to report to the senate any facts they may possess regarding th i the American buffalo, or bison, and whether any steps ought to be taken to prevent the extinction of the animals, was adopted. Mr. Hoar, at the conclusion of routine business, called up for consideration the joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the' Uni ted States respecting tbe succession to the presidency tn case the presidentelect should die between tbe time of bis election and the date of hls Inauguration. Without a word of comment the resolution was passed, the president pro tom. announcing, at the reof the senaquest of Mr. Hoar, that tors had voted for it. Among tbe bills passed was one to establish the Fredericksburg and adjacent and national battlefields memorial park in Virginia, and appropriating tlOO.QOO for the purpose; adding ll.500.000 to the cost of tbe publlo building at San Francisco; to increase the limit of cost for the public building at Butte. Mont., from $233,-0to $300,000; appropriating f 100,000 forth erection of a publlo building at Evanston, Wyo.; granting to the state of Wyoming 50,000 land to aid In tbe continuacres of ation. enlargement and maintenance of Wyoming Stute Soldiers' and Suitors' home; providing that bona fide set lers in forest reserves may make good their claims to land In certain cases; granting to the state of Idaho 50,000 acres of land to aid In the continuation, enlargement and maintenance of Idaho State Soldiers' and Suitors' home. mine-owne- two-thir- 00 Freight Wreck on the Rio Grand Cansee Three Heaths. One of the worst wrecks io the history of the Rio Grande Western railway occurred Thursday morniDg at 4:45 oclock at a point just east of Cisco, Utah. Two freight trains, an extra headed east, engine 135 in charge of Engineer Coppeeknnd Conductor Ragland, ran into the first section of regular westbound train No. 17, engloe 504, Jo charge of Engineer Wm. Tuskey aud As a result Conductor II. 1). Webster. three men lout their lives, all of train No. 17 and all residents of Grand Junction, Colo. Dead Ora Webster, conductor; Wm Tuskey, engineer; Daniel Buckley, brnkenmn. Injured John Raglan, conductor, three ribs sprained. A. Tuskey, fireman, saved his life by junipiug. Ills Day for Fplo Foem. While Thomas Brackett Reed was in Washington on legal business a few days ago a gushing young woman effusively complimented him on hls ability to say clever things. "Oh, Mr. Reed," laid she, "1 should so love to The hear you make an epigram. 1 am replied drswllngly: is but this my day for sorry, madam, composing epic poems." The military appropriation bill hat been practically completed by tbe bouse committee on military affairs. The hill carries approximately $47,000,-Oowhich la about $10,000,000 below the estimates and about $33,000,000 below tbe appropriations of last year. It is understood that the transportation item Is much reduced, but lb usual allowances are made to continue the government transport service. The bill is will) subject to change, and its details will not he given out until they ate perfected and tho bill Is reported.