The committee of Senators appointed at the last session of Congress to investigate and report upon the general conditions in Indian Territory, is now making an extended tour for that purpose. The subjects under consideration are remedial legislation and modifications of existing rules and regulations of the Interior Department that would permit a more general sale and rental of allotted tribal lands, the levying of taxes under statehood, the maintenance of a better public school system, the disposal of the segregated coal and asphalt lands in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations and the sale and rental of the surface of these segregated lands for commercial purposes.

One of the regulations issued by the Department of Agriculture for the enforcement of the Pure Foods and Drugs Act reads: "Manufacturers of proprietary foods are only required to state on the label the names and percentages of the materials used, in so far asthe Secretary of Agriculture may find this to be necessary to secure freedom from adulteration and misbranding." In cases of drugs and medicines the label will only have to show the percentage of alcohol, or the amount of certain drugs or their derivatives which are specifically referred to in the act, if such are contained in the preparation; it is not necessary to show all ingredients in any case.

Culebra Peak, ten or twelve miles west of Stone Wall, Col., is reported from Trinidad, Col., to be in a state of eruption. The peak is in the great Sangre de Cristo Range and is one of the loftiest in the United States, rising far above the timber line, so that the chance of the phenomenon being a forest fire is considered out of the question.

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November 24, 1906

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