A bill has been introduced in Congress by the senior Senator of Massachusetts, appropriating four hundred thousand dollars for the purchase of a building in Paris to be used as the American Embassy. A provision for the purchase of the building was stricken out of the diplomatic and consular appropriation on the point of order that it was general legislation. The measure is intended to be the opening wedge of a general plan to have the United States own embassy and legation buildings in all foreign capitals, Amendments for the same purpose were offered to the Sundry Civil Bill and the omnibus Public Building Bill.

The State of New York has purchased from Germany four hundred and fifty thousand two, and five hundred thousand three-year-old seedling trees. The two-year-old seedling trees have been put in a new nursery to remain one year, when they will be planted. The five hundred thousand three-year-olds, with six hundred thousand that the State already had in its nurseries, are now being planted in the Adirondack preserve, making a total planting this year twice as large as in any previous year. The two-year-old seedlings cost seventy-five cents a thousand and the three-year-olds $2.65 a thousand.

Judge Wilfley, having withstood the attack upon his administration in China, is devoting himself to his real mission to Washington, which is to secure a code of adequate laws for his extra territorial court and a suitable Federal building for his work and for the United States Consulate. Two bills covering the changes desired have been introduced in Congress. One, appropriating a sufficient amount of money for a suitable building, has been favorably reported to the House, while the other, establishing a code of law, is under consideration by the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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May 16, 1908

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