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The contest over probably the richest coal lands in the world was transferred to the supreme court of the United Sates when the government docketed an appeal from the order of the federal court of Washington quashing the so-called "Stracey group" indictment. Judge Hanford quashed the indictment on the ground that under his interpretation of the coal land laws applicable to Alaska the indictment had not stated an offense. The appeal from the decision will bring before the supreme court the determination of the law under which Alaskan coal land may be entered and sold.

Too much stress laid upon the pride of display in war and too little upon its cost was given as the reason for the continuance of international conflict, in the address by Edwin Ginn of Boston before the third national peace congress which met this year at Baltimore, Md. He proposed that an international army be organized, similar to that which put down the Boxer uprising in China. Such an army, with individual national armies abolished, would result in an enormous saving of property, he declared.

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