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Names of the Fifty-seven Cadets Sentenced for
Mutiny, With the Doom Meted
Out to Each.
West Point, X. V., May 30.—The of
ficial finding of the board of inquiry into
the recent mutiny at the military academy
and the punishment inflicted has been giv
en out. Of the eighty-three students found
guilty of mutiny, fifty-seven received sen
tences of punishment. All those con
cerned are reduced to the ranks. The
punishments, which are said to be the
most severe and sweeping ever Inflicted at
the school are as follows:
Guilty of mutinous demonstrations —Ma-
hafley, Cleveland, Keller, Linton, Bowlby,
Aleshire, Allen, C. M.; Davis. W. M.; Good
speed, Herr, Netty, Robertson, Sheridan,
Stubbs. Telford, Gimperling, Guild, Hawkins,
Hawiey, Montgomery, Wimberly, "Wtnfree,
Zell, Brown, L. G.; Gregory, K. S.; Williams,
F.; Wilson, W. X.; Gallagher, Brooke, Smith,
A. W.; Casad, Cowles, Edwards, Dockery,
Foster, Frazier, Gilbert, McCain, McGinnis.
Miller, T.; Mitchell, H. E.; Morrison, W. F.;
Pegram, Shannon, Stewart, Valliant, Griffith,
Bell, Foley, Mac Arthur, Mars, Wuest, Gas
ton, Rose, Nichols, S. M. Parker, Dickinson.
Maghee, Jensveldt, J. D. Burnett. R. C.
Moore, Walker, Grier, Klemm, Berkley,
Kingman, Reynolds, Pettis, Hunter, Corbin,
Shaft for the Lewis and Clarke Ex-
plorer Dedicated.
General Observance of Memorial
Day in Northwest Cities and
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, May 30. —The conspic
uous figure at the dedication to-day of the
hundred-foot monument, costing $16,000,
to Sergeant Charles Floyd, a member of
the L«wis and Clarke expedition, who died
and was buried near here, was John A.
Kasson, recently treaty commissioner,
who wrote the anti-slavery plank in the
Lincoln platform of 1860.
He was present in the morning at the
exercises of dedication when Col. H. M.
Chlttenden, government engineer In
charge, presented the shaft which was ac
cepted by John H. Charles, president of
the Floyd Memorial association, a pioneer,
•who uncovered the tablets of bronze.
In the afternoon Mr. Kasson delivered
an oration in which ho sketched the his
tory of the Louisiana purchase, which the
shaft really commemorates, and drew the
moral of expansion as being the duty
and right of the central states now as
when Louisiana was purchased for $15,000,
In the evening J. Daniel Butler of the
University of Wisconsin,who found Floyd's
original notes, and Dr. S. P. Yeomans, who
re-interred Floyd's remains in 1857, will
be the speakers. There are hundreds of
visitors in the city, the railways having
rcade special rates. President Burt of the
Union Pacific was here. He gave $500 to
the monument fund.
Sacrifice of Private Lamb Recog-
mixed at Hamilton. W. D.
Special to The Journal.
Hamilton, N. D./ May 30.—The monu
ment erected to young William G. Lamb,
a soldier of the First North Dakota regi
ment who was killed in the Philippines,
was dedicated here to-day in the pres
ence of an immense throng of people.
State officials, judges of courts and many
prominent in civil life participated. The
monument was erected by the people of
Pembina county, the home of the dead
Several companies of the state militia
were present and many of Lamb's com
rades paid tribute to his memory. Exer
cises for Memorial Day had a deeper sig
nificance here than usual, and were singu
larly impressive.
Elsewhere in the Northwest.
Specials to The Journal.
Mankato. Minn., May 30.— Memorial Day
■was obsorved in this city with a parade of
civic and military organlations, through the
city and to Slbley park, in the afternoon.
The G. A. R. f Spanish war soldiers. Sons
of Veterans, militia company, flre depart
ment, mayor, council and city officials, etc.,
were in line. At the park. Attorney W. A.
Funk gave the address. Other exercises
were carried out, and the graves were dec
orated. Many of the stores were closed.
moved to the cemetery, where the graves of
departed soldiers were decorated.
Excelsior. Minn.. May 30.—Alexander
Hughes, recently of North Dakota, now of
Excelsior, delivered the Memorial Day oration
In this place. The exercises were largely at
tended. A long procession, composed of the
Excelsior Cornet Band, the G. A. R., Modern
Woodmen, cadets, school children and of
ficials and citizens in carriages, was a fea
Fargo, N. D., May 30.—Memorial Day was
observed here by the members of the G. A.
R. and their friends. During the forenoon,
flowers were placed on the graves of the
dead, and this afternoon, after a short pa
rade, appropriate exercises were held in
Company B armory, at which the chief ad
dress was delivered by Judge Newton.
Aberdeen. S. D., May 30.—Memorial Day
exercises in this city were very elaborate.
Business houses were closed during the ser
vices and the public participated to an ex
tent much more general than usual. In the
forenoon, members of the G. A. R., W. R. C.
and Red Cross and Veterans of the Spanish
"War marched down Main street to a point
where carriages were in waiting and pro
ceeded to Riverside, where the graves of
soldiers were decorated with flags and flow
ers by school children in uniform. In the
afternoon. Senator Robert J. Gamble deliv
ered a masterly address at the Grain Palace.
La Crosse, Wis., May 30.—Memorial Day
was appropriately observed in this city, and
many business houses and all of the banks
and public buildings were closed. In the
forenoon, the veterans of the civil and Span
ish-American wars marched to Oak Grove
and the Catholic cemeteries and decorated
the graves of dead soldiers. This afternoon,
exercises were held in the Fourth Street
Black River Falls. Wls., May 30.—Memorial
Day was observed by speeches and parades
all over the county. The children, 400
etrong. helped the parade here. Rev. L. A.
Brenner spoke at Trout; Professor Vander
hoof at Melrose; G. M. Perry at Alma Cen
ter: J. R. Ogden at Shamrock, and Rev. Mr.
Kershaw at Merrillan. There was a large
turnout at Northfleld to dedicate the monu
ment for Samuel Tweed, who died in the
Strike on the Wabaih Emls.
Toromto, May 30. —The executive board of
the International Machinists' Association has
approved of the settlement of the strike on
the Wabash railway system and the men
will return to work at once.
McClure, Butcher, Alfaro, Catts, Danford,
Grace. W. H. Si-ott, Pratt.
Punishments are inflicted as follows:
Dismissed From Academy—Henry L. Bowl
]y, Traugott F. Keller, Blrchle O. Mahaffey,
John A. Cleveland, Raymond A. Llnton.
Suspended without Pay until April 1. 1902—
Olan C. Adeshire, Benjamin F. McClellan,
jamea A. Shannon, Charles Telford, Thomas
N. Gimperllng, Harry Hawley.
To be confined In barracks and area until
next encampment, reduced to the ranks and
to suffer punishment tours three days a
week, including time of encampment—Sheri
dan, Stubbs, C. M. Allen, W. M. Davis,
Goodspeed, Nelly, W. K. Wilson, Pegram,
Herr, Zell, Guild, Cowles, Edwards. Dockery,
Gilbert, McCain, Stewart. Valllant. Griffith,
Gallagher, F. Williams. Hawkins, Wlnfree.
Montgomery, Wimberly, J. J. Grace, Butcher,
Gaston, I. G. Brown, K. S. Gregory, R. C.
Moore, the latter three to serve punishment
tours only until June 25.
To be confined to barracks and serve pun
ishment tours until June 9—Klemm, Danford,
Hunter, Reynolds, H. C. Pratt, Maghee,
Walker, Kingman, Catts, Pettls, Barclay, Mc-
Clure, Corbln, Alfaro and Jansvoldt.
With the report came an order from
the secretary of war making the punish
ment for hazing or bracing summary ex
pulsion from the academy.
Fofeign Missions Discussed by
Evangelical Lutherans.
Several Important Church Matters
to Receive Attention—Ad
dreftHea Made To-day.
Dcs Moines, lowa, May 30.—The first
business session of the fortieth general
synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church
convened to-day. Some 250 delegates were
present, besides many visiting clergymen
from Europe, Africa and India.
Foreign missions were discussed this af
ternoon, addresses being delivered by Rev.
Luther M. Kuhlman of Frederick, Md.;
Rev. Dr. J. B. Aberly of Guntur, India;
Rev. Dr. George J. Albrecht of Rentach
ihtala, Planad, India, and Rev. Dr. J. H.
Harpster of Guntur, India.
Among the more important matters for
discussion by the synod are the movement
to change the missionary field from the
African coast, and particularly Liberia, to
the interior for climatic and hygenic rea
sons; the establishment of an official paper
or organ which shall represent the spirit
of the general assembly and promote and
uphold all of Its interests, and a move
ment to adopt graded course of lessons
in the Sunday schools and to this extent
modify the international lesson course.
The report of the board of foreign mis
sions showed that the receipts from all
sources during the biennium were $96,366,
and the total expenditures $97,253. On
April 30, 1901, there was a balance of
$2,573 in the treasury. The indebtedness
at the close of the biennium was $8,715,
to which the balance was applied, leav
ing a net indebtedness of $6,144.
The board also received for the India
famine relief fund $23,888, of which a bal
ance of $6,641 remains. The board, gave
in detail Its work in India and Africa
since the last session of the general
synod. In India there wae at the end of
1900 a total enrolled baptized member
ship of 20,486, an increase of 15 per cent
two pears.
No statistical exhibit of school and
church work of the African mission was
received in that time for the report. There
are nine missionaries in the field regu
larly organized as a conference.
A resolution was Introduced asking that
the committee on apportionment apportion
to the district synods for the next bien
nium the sum of $80,000 to be raised for
foreign missionary work.
The first important business of the ses
sion was the election of officers for the
synod, to hold for the next biennial period.
Dr. R. S. ;W. Fries of Baltimore was
: chosen president; Rev. Dr. W. E. Fisher
of Shamokin. Pa., secretary, and Dr. Louis
Manns of Cincinnati, treasurer.
Griscom and Maekay Speeding;
Across the Atlantic.
JV«ie York Sun Special Servttm
New York, May —The steamship St.
Paul,which sailed yesterday for Southampton,
will have a chance to test its new engines
on the trip across. The ship usually arrives
at Southampton during the afternoon of the
Wednesdsay after sailing. On board the ves
sell was Clement A. Griscom, the president of
the American line. He is hastening abroad
to attend the banquet of the London Board of
Trade, set for next Wednesday night, and the'
slightest 'delay in the arrival of the vessel.
would mean 'that the president of the line
would not be able to attend the dinner. An
other reason for Mr. Griscom's trip is said to
be that he reslres to confer with J. P. Mor
gan on steamship business.
Mr. Griscom is not the only member of the
chamber of commerce who is racing across
the Atlantic in the hope of being in time for
the London chamber of commerce banquet.
His rival Is J. W. Mackay, president of the
Commercial Cable company,. who is . aboard
the Teutonic, which left this city two hours
behind the St. Paul. There will, therefore,
be a race between the two swift. trans-At
[ lantic liners.
Failure of Armor Plate Made for
the American Navy,
K&w Tor* Sun Special Strvie*.
Washington, May CO.—The first plate repre
senting a lot of Krupp armor manufactured
for the American navy by the Betalehem
company was tested at the Indian Head prov
ing grounds yesterday and was a complete
failure. It does not follow, though, that
the group is worthless. Government inspec
tors will select another plate from the group
and send it to the proving grounds for trial.
Should it fail the department will reject the
group, although under the contract it may
allow the company to retreat the plates. The
plate tested yesterday did cot possess the re
quired toughness of back so necessary to in
sure the best results.
Havana, May 30.—Acquiescence in the will
of the majority Is dominant, and the con
vention's acceptance of the Platt amend
ment has been quickly followed by pleas for
harmony. The minority of the rabid radicals
were bitter against the supporters of the
amendment, but their bitterness finds little
popular support
No Precedent for Action of
San Francisco Court.
Belief That Judge Noyes Will Con
tinue to Act Till Next Summer.
"\Va*hiu«rton Authorities Are Not Un
likely to Conclude.' the Cue
" Quickly.
From The Journal Bureau, .Room 48, Port
Building, Washington. -
Washington, May —So far as depart
ment of justice officials have had time to
investigate, there are no precedents' in
Day you goin' ?
Teddy—Over into Ohio. Better pack up and come, too, if you "w ant to get into line for the presi
dential nomination.
American Jurisprudence for the action of
the federal court of appeals in San:Fran
clsco in citing Judge Arthur H. Noyes of
Alaska to appear before it to defend him
self against a charge of contempt. There
may be precedents, but department offi
cials do not recall any of them, nor have
they been able, in a hurried search, to
find one.
Undoubtedly, say these gentlemen. Judge
Noyes will appeal his case to the supreme
court. He will probably resist the con
tention of the San Francisco court that it
has jurisdiction over his acts, and no
matter what that court may hold, will
ask the Washington court to finally re
view the matter and decide it. This will
mean that nothing can be done until Oc
tober, for the supreme court on Tuesday
adjourned until that time. And it may
not come up very early in October. In
fact, no decision may be handed down un
til after the close of navigation in Alaska,
which will mean that Judge Noyes will
continue to act as judge until next sum
mer, unless the department of justice, the
supreme court upholding the punishment
which the San Francisco court will un
doubtedly endeavor to administer, sees fit
to take the initiative and send word to
Noyes by dog team.
The case is being watched here with
much interest, and the department of.
justice will endeavor to keep informed on
the work of the federal court of appeals.
It is entirely possible, as already hinted,
that the hearing In San Francisco may re
veal matters which will warrant the at
torney general in taking a hand and sus
pending Noyes until everything has been
finally disposed of. No definite forecasts
can be made at present along this line.
It is rather certain, however, that the
publicity which will attend the move
ments of the court of appt..” will compel
the Washington authorities to take hold
of the Noyes case with vigor and bring it
to a Quick conclusion.
MUST AN EXTRA While there thus
far seem to be no
SESSION COME? good grounds for be
lieviug that there will
be an extra session of congress on account
of the supreme court's insular decisions,
the fact that the cabinet will to-morrow
discuss the decisions in detail and in that
connection consider extra session proba
bilities, has given free rein to a great
deal of talk in the newspapers and else
where. The president is understood to
Incline to the belief that the Spooner res
olution will cover all Philippine needs
until next December, and yet his views
will be subject to modification, for he has
not yet seen the full text of the decis
ions. Much will depend upon what other
members of the cabinet say. Secretary
Root, himself an able lawyer, has been
carefully studying the decisions this week
and hopes to be prepared by to-morrow to
give the president a definite statement
covering extra session needs. The new
attorney general has taken little part in
this work, for the cases were worked up
under the immediate direction of his pre
decessor, and he has not had time to fa
miliarize himself with the details. Sec
retary Root's opinion will carry great
weight with the cabinet and it is known
that up to yesterday he was not entirely
clear as to whether the Spooner resolution
would cover all the needs or not. No
doubt his attitude of seeming uncertainty
has had much to do with starting the ex
tra session gossip of the past few days.
To-morrow's cabinet meeting, however,
ought to determine the question. The
president had a long conference with Sec
retary Root to-day.
—W. W. Jermane.
Over Seven Million Pounds
of Wisconsin Product
Disposed Of.
«Mr Ymmk Sum Mmmolml Sorvlaa.
Philadelphia, May 30.—One of the larg
est leaf tobacco deals ever made has just
been completed by the firm of L. Bam
berger & Co., of this city, who have con
tracted for half the leaf tobacco crop of
Wisconsin. The deal was made with the
principal growers of Wisconsin and the
outlay is between $750,000 and $800,000.
Twenty-four thousand cases of leaf to
bacco of an aggregate weight of 7,300,000
pounds are to be delivered by the terms o*
the contract.
Emperor William the Principal
Surety in the Colonization of
Southern Palestine.
Now York Sun Special Sarvlco
London, May 30.—The Dally Mail says
that the Zionist movement has achieved
its first great political success. The
founder of the movement. Dr. Theodore
Herzl, and other promoters, arrived at
Constantinople three weeks ago and were
received with distinction. Dr. Herzl was
placed among the imperial guests at the
Solamlik on May 17, and thereafter the
sultan granted an audience that lasted for
two and a half hours. Dr. Herzl submitted
his scheme for colonizing parts of south
ern Palestine, the plans being supported
by the strongest recommendations of Em
peror William. ■•".■•
Dr. Herzl offered a considerable sum of
money to secure a definite tenure and
practical governing rights. International
securities for fulfilling the contract , will
be demanded by the" porte. It is expected
that Emperor William will become the
principal surety. An international - con
gress will shortly be callled to support the
plans. It is proposed to begin the de
velopment by rebuilding Jaffa harbor and
establishing considerable irrigation works.
Jewish labor will be employed, 'and as
houses are built rural Jews from Rouma
nia, Russia and Galicia will be gradually
settled on the land. The scheme is in no
sense charitable. The leaders do not
intend to import the lower classes of
Hebrews, but the best class of workers.
The scheme is on a business ■ basis ' and
remunerative returns are expected.
Boston, . May . 30. —Chicago took the morn
ing game to-day by batting Dlneen's curves
in the sixth inning. Both teams ran bases
miserably and fielded like amateurs. Score:
Boston ....:.\.......0 0 0 0 2 00 0 I—3
Chicago V...::......0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 o—4
Batteries—Dtneen,, Kittridge; Waddell, Ka
Chicago, May 30— Chicago won: the morn
ing game, principally on gifts by B«ville
and Cuppy, and Boston's ragged' Infield play.
Only one hit was made off Griffith until the
seventh. Score:. .-"■ - . . ; '.
Chicago ....-.../.....0 4/2 0 2 0 0 0 •—8
Boston 1......:...-...0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 o—3
Baterlesi— and Sullivan; Beville and
Cuppy, ■; Criger. _.' Umpires, Mannassau and
Connolly. j . ■ ■' ;
Cleveland, May 30.—The morning game be
tween Cleveland and Philadelphia was a
Ditchers', battle. Score:* ; . ■' . ' . .
Cleveland ■ ...::?.....0. 10 0 ; 0 0 0 0 o—l
Philadelphia ': ..*:....1 0 0 0 0 1 10. o—3
. Batteries—Hart •; • and - Wood; Plank ; and
Powers, Umpire, Cantillon. ;
Chicago, May 30.—The [ insurance depart
ments! of Illinois ; and Connecticut will par
ticipate in the examination of the affairs of
the endowment rank of . the ' Knights, of Py
thias, which will be begun in !this,city Mon
day. This action meets ; with the approbation
of the officials of the rank, who say that the
wider scope ;of the examination r: tba ' better
.It Will be Xor tae Knight-,^ _:, ...., „ J
National American Woman's
Suffrage Association.
Mrs. Catt Presides—Miss Anthony
Out for First Time.
Mrs. Cntt'n Annual Address—Prog
re«« Made During the Fust
Year. • ' V.
This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock the thirty
third annual convention of the National
American Woman's Suffrage association
was called to order in the First Baptist
church by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, pres
ident. As Mrs. Catt was elected last year
in Washington, this is her flret convention
in her high office, but her wide experience
in public work carried her successfully
through what must have been somewhat of
an ordeal, for her predecessor sat on the
platform with her and Miss Anthony is so
deeply and securely enshrined in the
hearts of all suffrage workers that it was
rather hard for them to see another in her
long-accustomed place, and their attitude
could not fail to be rather critical, al
though intended to be wholly generous,
loyal and kindly. That is human nature
and no one could help feeling as they un
doubtedly did for the moment as Mrs.
Catt assumed charge of the meeting.
For two days a large number of the
delegates have been present in the city,
busily engaged with important commit
tee work. The details are attended to in
this way by the smaller bodies, leaving
the convention free to discuss principals
and policies and to decide the broad out
lines of the work with due deliberation.
The movable convention agitation is an
old debate stirred into activity by what
seems to many changed conditions. No
action looking to a change next year
seems likely to be taken, but it is al
most equally certain that in time the
holding of alternate meetings In Wash
ington will be abandoned in order that
all parts of the country may be visited
more quickly by the conventions. This
agitation is a reminiscence of the com
promise affected at the time of the union
of the two suffrage associations a dozen
years ago. The National association, or
the Anthony organization, always met In
Washington, the America* association, led
by Lucy Stone, always traveled; whetf
they united they combined the two plans.
Called to Order.
The call to order was followed by a
prayer by Mrs. Ida McCoy, assistant pas
tor of Wesley church and a soprano solo
by Mrs. Lincoln Lane. The roll call
showed all officers present save Mrs. Mc-
Culloch, second auditor, and nearly every
state represented.
Miss Anthony preceded her own address
by the reading of that of her friend and
colleague, Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
also an honorary president of the associa
tion, who said in part:
My convictions from year to year have
been growing stronger that before we can
secure woman's emancipation from the slav
ery and superstition, we have important work
to do in the, church, hence, I would suggest
in our plan of work that we begin *the same
vigorous agitation in the churcli that we
have kept up in the state for the past forty
With the progressive legislation of the past
half century, we have an interest in tracing
the lessons taught to women in the churches
to their true origin, and a right to demand
from our theologians the same full and free
discussion in the church that we have had in
the state, as the time has fully come for
women to be henrd in the ecclesiastical coun
cils of the nation. To this end, I suggest
that committees and delegations from all our
state and national associations visit the
Continued on Fifth Pane.
Lawyers Who Argued Against the
Government in Downes Case
May Ask a Rehearing.
They Hope That the Decision of the
United States Supreme Court
Will Be Reversed.
*mw York Sun Saaola/ Sttrvlca.
Washington, May 30. —When the su
preme court resumes Its sessions in Oc
tober a motion will be filed asking for a
rehearing of the Downes case, which waa
made the medium of the court's decision
sustaining the constitutionality of the
Foraker act for Porto Rico. A conference
of all the lawyers who argued the insular
cases against the government is to be
called between now and October to dis
cuss the new points that will be raised
and submitted to the court as the basis
of the motion for a rehearing.
Former Attorney General Mlchener of
Indiana and ex-Senator Lindsay of Ken
tucky and another attorney, who pre
sented arguments to the court last De
cember, have already held a conference
to discuss the desirability of asking for a
rehearing, and have reached the con
clusion that it is the right step to take.
They are not prepared as yet, however,
to state the grounds upon which the re
hearing will be asked, because they do not
care to discuss the details until after
these have been submitted to all of the
attorneys concerned. Then, too, they
want more time to study the several opin
ions that were handed down on Monday.
They are especially desirous to obtain
printed copies of the opinions of Justice
White and Justice Gray, who, while con
curring in the decision upholding the
Foraker act with Justice Brown, repu
diated the premises upon which that jus
tice based his decision. Neither of these
opinions is yet ready for circulation, but
the attorneys who heard them delivered
know they contain views which, in their
judgment, border so close to the views
expressed by Chief Justice Fuller and
Justice Harlan that they have a right
to believe a further presentation of the
case upon rehearing might cause one or
both to join with the chief jurist and Jus-
Life Sentence for Young Wolff
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., May 30.—Life sentence in the state penitentiary is the punishment
meeted out to James Wolff, an 18-year-old boy who shot and killed Sheriff Summers,
of Madison county last winter. The jury that tried Wolff at Dillon. Beaver Head
county, whither the case was transferred on a change of venue, reached a verdict
in five hours last night. Wolff's youth saved him from receiving the extreme pen
The crime was most coldblooded and unexplainable as Sheriff Summers was at- «
tempting by a search warrant to search the cabin, in which Wolff lived near Vir
ginia City, for articles alleged to have been stolen by Wolff, when the latter delib
erately killed the officer with a rifle. Feeding ran high and Wolff would have been
lynched but the the pleadings of the dead officer's wife who urged the crowd of mad
dened men to let the law take its course.
South African Winter Campaign
London, May 30.—A dispatch to the
Times from Cradock, dated May 28, re
ports under reserve that Gen. Delarey
crossed the Mafeklng line west of Kim
berley, moving south. It hints that there
is a likelihood that he and Gen. DeWet
have decided upon a winter campaign in
the Midland districts of the Cape Colony,
and adds that if this is so the movement
Pettigrew Denies at a Late Day
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, May 30.—Former Senator Pettigrew passed through Sioux Citr
from Salt Lake City to St. Paul this morning, and while here made denial of the
story that he made a quarter million dollars In Wall street.
"I have not dealt in stocks, either on margin or in shares, and the story is a
canard," he said.
He admitted he had been offered a high position with a corporation, presumably
the Northern Pacific, but not the presidency. He would not accept, he said.
Kidnapped and Painted
Special to The Journal.
Cedar Falls, lowa, May 30.—Ben Parker, president of the junior high school class,
was kidnapped by the seniors, taken to the woods and painted. He was returned
to the school, and a fight Immediately followed between the two classes. In the
melee the large plate glass door of the building was smashed.
Venezuelan President* Criticisms
Met With Something Like
Kmw York Sun mttmolmt Sarvlem ;.
Washitfgton, May 30.—The state depart
ment gives * out the astonishing informa
tion that when ■ Minister } Loomis » returns
to 1 the United States from his trip abroad
he will start forthwith v for his post at
Caracas, Venezuela, and continue to : rep
resent ■; the ; United States , as . minister,i for
another four years. The statement has a
ring of defiance,' for it is made in response
to .an -. interview by President Castro i; of
Venezuela, to -. the .; effect' that ■he* is con
fident : the United States ' will ; not send
Minister Loomis back to Caracas. Presi
dent Castro adds with mingled diplomacy
and naivete: - "I believe the United! States
desire Ito : maintain i friendly relations with
the republic, of Venezuela." Then %he
openly charges I Mr. • Loomis ( with < interfere
•ing withithe government of Venezuela by
taking the ; part v: of the asphalt ■% trust
agaiust the Warfler-tjuinlaa ayoaicate
tices Harlan, Peckham and Brewer to re
verse Monday's decision.
It* Effect May Be Injurious to Amer
ican Shipping.
Washington, May 30.—1t is thought that
the pilotage decision, which attracted lit
tle attention at the time, but was handed
down with the other insular decision*
Monday, will be construed as extending
the regulations of the coastwise trade to
the Philippines,, as well as to Porto Rico
and Hawaii. By direction of the presi
dent and on recommendation of the bu
reau of navigation of the treasury de
partment, the coastwise regulations were
extended to Porto Rico soon after the
ratification of the Paris treaty, or in Au
gust, 1898, about the same time they were
also extended to Hawaii. What Is known
as the pilotage case was friendly litiga
tion, brought to test the legality of these
extensions of the shipping laws. The
supreme court sustained the president's
act and It is now thought that there will
be a demand to extend the regulations to
the Philippines, In pursuance of the
court's mandate. ,:A^
, Shipping men say this would be a seri
ous blow to American shipping. It is
contended that the country is not yet
ready to include the distant Philippines
in its coastwise trade and to confer on
that far removed archipelago the benefits
of the American navigation laws. Still,
as the question is not yet very well
understood. It is likely that little will ■be I
heard about it until congress takes hold '
of it and enacts the necessary legislation.
Attorney General Knox is carefully
studying the various expressions used by
the . justices in the : DeLima and the
Downes decisions, with' the 1 view of pre
paring an opinion for submission to the
cabinet as to the powers which the su
preme court has declared belong to " the
president by constitutional warrant as
well as the special grant of power vested
in the executive by the Spooner resolu
tion. A - definite and authoritative an
nouncement of the government's Philip-,
pine policy to be pursued until congress
passes special legislation for the archi
pelago will probably be made soon after
the cabinet meets next week.
should prove the last throw of the dice.
Queenstown, Cape Colony, May 30.—The
Boers are massing under Commander
Kritsinger to the northwest of Bailey.
There is much apprehension, and the town
guard remains all night in the trenches.
Passenger traffic to the north is sus
pended and freight is proceeding under an
armed escort. The banks close at noon.
when their quarrel was pending in the su
preme court. -
President Castro also charges that
money in large amounts was brought into
the country and used to bribe the editors
of newspapers in behalf of the asphalt
trust. These charges are brushed aside
by the state department with the state
ment that "no conservative official would
have made them."
"It is certain," said one of the highest
officials of the department "that when Min
ister Loomls' leave expires he will return
to Caracas. I make this statement, keeping
in mind the possibility that Mr. Loomis will
not care to return to a post where he would
be certain to receive treatment that is not
Federal Court Sentences Postoffice
Robbers In 'Wisconsin.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., May 30. —James Hess,
alias "JanosTille" Tommy, and Thomas
Dillon and Thomas Riley, who robbed the
postofnce at Footvllle, Rock county, about
eight months ago, were sentenced by
Judge Bunn in the federal court to-day,
Hess and Dillon getting four years and
Riley two and a half years in the state's

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