The United States Navy will make a grand display at Jamestown in May next. According to present plans the Atlantic fleet will reach Hampton Roads on April II, after manoeuvres in Southern waters and the small arms target practice and the record target practice with heavy guns at Guantanamo. The fleet will include all of the battleships in commission in home waters. It is expected that at the same time there will be representations of foreign navies at hampton Roads and the spectacle will probably be the most notable in a naval way which has ever occurred in this country.

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs has submitted to President Roosevelt the outline of a plan to be put in the form of a bill, under which it is proposed that the coal and asphaltum lands of the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes in the Indian Territory, estimated to be worth anywhere from $100,000,000 to $200,000,000, shall be managed by a joint stock company, the board of directors of which shall be composed of officers of the Government and representatives of the tribes named.

A heavy rain fell last week and the flood waters of the Gila and Salt Rivers, pouring into the Colorado River, washed away ten bents on the new trestle from which it was expected to begin dumping rock in a day or two to stop the flooding of the Salton Sea. This will delay work for a week or ten days.

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January 12, 1907

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