Items of Interest

F. H. Newell, chief hydrographer of the Geological Survey, has decided on seven sites which he will recommend to the Secretary of the Interior as suitable for the purposes of irrigation reservoris to be constructed by the Government under the recent irrigation Act. These lie on the St. Mary's River and the Big Horn in Montana, the Gunnison River and the Grand River in Colorado, the Gila and Salt Rivers in southern Arizona, the Carson and Turkee Rivers in Nevada, and the Sweetwater in Wyoming.

Professor Asser, the Dutch jurist who has been arbitrating the claims of American sealers for the seizure of their vessels by the Russian government about ten years ago, has delivered his award in favor of the United States. The amount awarded is $101,270 with interest; the amount demanded was $512,443.

According to the statement of Secretary Hay all the essential points involved in the Panama Canal treaty have been arranged, and it could be signed at any time. It is thought that the delay on the part of Colombia is for the purpose of raising the purchase price.

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Christian Science not Pantheism
December 4, 1902

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