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VOL. XXIII,-NO. 352. TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1900.
DEATH OF YOUNG BOOZ ARMY BOARD OF INQUIRY COM MENCES ITS INVESTI GATIONS LflillCS OF 19CZ'S PAREITS WAS TAKEN YESTERDAY AT THEIR HOME AT BRIS TOL, PA. WAS UNPOPULAR AS A CADET Seems to Be Apparent From the Testimony Introduced—Class mnte Tcllii of Hnzing; at . j.";- V; West Point. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17.—The taking of -testimony in the case of Oscar L. Booz, the West Point cadet, who died two weeks ago from injuries which, his parents allege, were inflicted at the West Point Military academy, were begun to day by the board of inquiry, appointed by the secretary of war. Three sessions Were held during- the day, two at Bristol, the home of the Booz family, and a short session in this city late this after noon. The members of the board, Gen erals Brooke, Clous and Bates, accom panied by Capt. Dean, of the Fifth Ar tillery, who aj^ied as recorder, arrived at Bristol at ]0:S0 a. m., and shortly after "went into session. The court sat in the study of the Rev. Alexander Alison, pastor of the Bristol PresOyterian church, which adjoins the Booz homesteal. Tne witnesses called were William H. Booz, father; Mrs. Sarah Booz, mother; Nel ie Booz, sister of the young man; Rev. Dr. Alison, Dr. weaver, a physician, who at tended Oscar Booz, and several citizens. Little of their testimony was new. After hearing the Bristol witnesses the board made a flying trip to this city, where it took the testimony of Dr. J. H. Soils, a throat physician, who had Oscar under treatment, and S. A. Albert, a fellow classmate of Oscar Booz. The board left for New York tonight and will sit at West Point tomorrow. THE FATHER'S STORY. Mr. Booz paid that his son had com plained to him of the indignities to which he was subjected at West Point, but when Mr. Booz spoke to Lieut. Blakely about it he was told that the hazing wculd stop after the cadets got back in barracks. In August a letter was re ceived, in which Oscar said he had been in a fight, and had received a pair of black eyes, and had been knocked out by a blow over the heart. Mr. Booz said he went to West Point to see his son. Oscar told his father he expected to be hazed, but he did not want his mother to know how he was being treated. .Mr. Book told how O?enr had informed him -that tabnsco stuco had been forced d( wn his throati Mr. Booz said when (Oscar came home in the fall oi K9S, he was broken in»; health and was never •wc.ll after that. Oscar liked fun", the father said, but not brutality. While in tents, the father continued, Oscar sai.l the cadets would pull the-Wanksls from him -arid- pour hot wax from a candle on his body. Mr. Booz al?o said Oscar-told lilac that tabasco sauce was poured down his thioat both in camp and at the in« stitute. In answer to another question Mr. Boo?, paid that the only cadet he, the father, talked with at West Point, was the son of ex-Congressman Phillips, of Ohio. Mr. y.coz thought the officers at the academy could stop the brutality, but he would not say they condoned it. All the cadets were rot treated like Oscar was, he said, and he was at a loss to understand why they had treated his son in such a severe manner. Oscar spent all of last year at home in an endeavor to build up his health. In June of this year he accepted a position with a law firm at Philadelphia, buc waa compelled to leave this occupation owing to his throat trouble. Tn conclusion Mr. Booz r=aid Oscar would never mention any names. When he felt badly he would talk of the brytal treatment he had been subject to, but never would reveal the identity of his prosecutor.-. WAS A MODEL YOUNG MAN. Mrs. Booz, Oscar's mother, taid that Ov, ( ar never told a lie or acted one. Oscar wrote to her that he liked the surroundings f.t West Point, but com plained of the treatment he had received at the hands of the upper clasn men. Her son told her in letters that the place was unfit for any young man who wanted to do right and parents should not send their sons there. "Tho upper class men," Oscar wrote, "arc 'brutes' and 'bullies.' " MEDICAL TESTIMONY. The board of inquiry reconvened at the Lafayette hotel in this city at 4 o'clock for the purpose of hearing witnesses re siding in Philadelphia. Dr. J. 11. Solis, who had attended Booz for two or three months during the past .summer, was the first witness called. He saM Oscar had tuberculosis of the larynx an 1 that when he cam« to this city for treat ment, his case was a hopeless one. and he so told the aister. The doctor said ho noticed lhat Booz had an old affection of the throat, an adhesion between tho epiglottis and the base of the tongue; the adhesion was a cicatrioal tissue. From the appearance of the cicatiix it could have been there a long time. The doctor said he could not tell how long, lie thought that if tabasco sauce had been forced down Booz's throat it may have made him more susceptible to tho disease. SOMETHING ABOUT HAZING. Sigmond S. Albert, who had been a cadet at West Point for fourteen months and was a. classmate of Eooz, wai called. Albert said that Eooz was rot hazed any more than any other cadet. He was one of Booz's lent mites while in camp. Albert then related how ho and Booz and Other fourth year men were made to do "ridiculous stunts," such as making the upper class men's beds and "other un manly and disgraceful things." He told of one night when some fourth year men were stood up in a tent and told to open their mouths and shut their eyes. Jle obeyed and then some one squirted into their mouths what he believed to be ta basco sauce. It did not hurt Albert be cause there was not enough of It. He could not say if Booz was one of the victims as they all had their eyes clo-el After some iurther unimportant tes timony Albert was execsr-d and the court adjourned to meet at West Point to- AKRON PEOPLE SHIVERED. Natural Gas Suiiply SJtotVM Signs of • Giving- Out. AKTtON, Dec 17.—The nntural gas sup ply failed today and for a considerable time there was jireat suffering. The dsy ■vi-as the coldest of the winter. Yesterday the supply failed and then came back in several houses where the valves were open an<l the result waß a pariial asphyx. laUon of several people. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE HONESTY I \ It IS CALLED IN QUESTION in RESO- LUTION BY SENATOR CARTER DBTBICT CfflßT OF ALASKi TO BE INVESTIGATED BY THE SEN ATE JUDICIARY COM MITTEE STATUS OF THE MINING LAWS Whether Those of the United States Apply in Alaska or Aot _ to Be Deter mined. ■ ',■...•■ . ■.'■. . ■ : WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—1n view of the wide publicity of charges against the work of the United States district court of Alaska, and espeoial'y r^ga.ding the mining- laws at Cape Nome, Alaska, Mr. Carter,*" of Montana, today .introduced'- a resolution in the senate directing;; the committee on judiciary to . investigate the whole question. By the resolution the committee is directed specifically to investigate the conduct of the judge of the division of the district court of Alaska, located at St. Michael's, and to report to the senate the names of all persons connected "with" litigation before that ccurt concerning whom any improp er influence or illegal "conduct has been or may be charged. ...■ Senator Carter's resolution covers the same ground as was- covered by the reso lution introduced in the house last week by Mr. Brick, of Indiana, but is much more elaborate and specific in its direc tions for an investigation. Substantially Ihe resolutions is as follows: Whereas, It has been charged through the pre?s that Judge Arthur H. Noyeg, of the district court of Alaska, having ju risdiction over the Cape Nome district, has been guilty of illegal or improper conduct in connectiont with l.t.gat on pending in hi 3 court; and, W Thereas, It is fuithor charged that such alleged illegal action or improper conduct resulted freim a conspiracy in which many persons were concerned; therfore be it Resolved, That the judiciary commit tee of the senate be directed to investi gate and report to the senate the f-ii^s found, in response to the following inttr rogatories: ]. Are the general mining laws of the United States applicable to the district of Alaska? 2. Has Judge Noyes been guilty of any illegal or improper conduct in connection with any litigation proce?ding before his court? ::. Whether any senator or representa tive in congress or any officer of the fed eral government ever possessed any in terest in any property which ha-.l been the subject of litigation in the said court, and whether any such person has had any interest in the result of such 1-t.ga tion; and, if so, name and pos tian of such person and tho nature of ths in terest? 4. What, if any, effort has been made by any party improperly or ilkgall,' to influence the judgment of the court or any oflicer thereof? 5. What, if any, sums of money have been expended by anybody to circulate statements i effecting upon the honor and integrity of the court, or any officer thereof, and by whom such expenditures were made? 6. The I acts connected with and the in ducements offered to Judge John on, predecessor of said Judge Noyes, to pro cure him to resign his position on the bench and to become connected witn_it igation pending in the court at the time of his resignation, or thereafter com menced? The committee is directed to inquire fully into the charges affecting the In tegrity of Judge Noyes, or his court or any officer connected with" litigation pro ceedings before the court; and is author ized to send for persons or papers, to ex amine witnesses under oath and to incur such expense as may be necessary to make the investigation thorough. BISHOP OF DUBUQUE. APPOINTMENT OP MGR. KEAIVE IS ANNOUNCED. ROME, Dec. 17.—At the secret con sistory held today the pope appointed a number of bishops, including Mgr. Keane, formerly rector of the Cath olic university at Washington, to the diocese of Dubuqxie. Rev. Hermann Joseph Alidine was ap pointed bishop of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Rev. Joseph O'Reilly, of Peoiia, titular bishop of Laredo, Tex. ! TRACTION CASES CLOSED. Pittsburgh Street Railway Matter Closed Out of Court. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17.—After nu merous legal steps and delays, the coun ter equity cases between William L. Eikins, P. A. E. Widener, George W. Elkins, William Flynn, John Rhodes and M. K. McMullin, plaintiffs, and Drexel & Co. and Whitney & Stephenson, de fendants, have been amicably settled. The litigation arose over the consolida tion of traction lines in Pittsburg. W Then the case was announced in court today the attorneys representing the various interests announced that an amicable set tlement had been reached. None of the lawyers would make public the facts of the settlement. MANY THROWN OUT OF WORK. Hrown Machine Company at Cieve- land Burned Out. CLEVELAND, 0., Dec 17.—A fire early today almost entirely destroyed the big plant of the Brown Machine company at the corner of Hamilton and Belden streets Five out of seven buildings used by tl^e company are in ashes and prop erty estimated to be worth $500,000 was' entirely consumed. Eleven hundred workmen ;ire thrown out of employment as a result of the fire. The company, which is probably the largest concern of the kind in the world, has many con tracts with the government for hoisting apparatus to be erected at coaling sta tions that are being established in vari ous parts of the world. SAYS HE SAW KTJHNS. Albion, I ml.. Man Claims to Have In- terviewed the Bnd Convict. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 17.—The news papers publish a copyrighted dispatch from a correspondent at Albion,: Inu., who claims to have interviewed Kuhns, escaped convict, who has been eluding the ollicers for several days. Kuhns re cently • shot a policeman at Logr.nsport and escaped, after fighting a pitched bat tle with a posse. The correspondent says he found Kuhns comfortably . situate! at his brother's house near Albion, Jnd.: Kuhns said: "The people around here know where I am, and. if they want mo they know • where to come " arid _ look for. me I ;am prepared for anything that might happen." . • '.•""_ - :ffty- ■• ■■ ■ ,, '' ■ \\\WMa Hfin lit///' ; \Wmk Sill j|#«— n'" 1 — ■ ••cl Sf^iife^MS^^ ■. 4l§r j ■""'■"" :~ . -»»<«m>ia i.v^M;.';,va. ;-fc ;■:;j^_. __„„.„,....■;. .7.-, , ica... ,__ __ J. BULL-I SEE ITS FINISH. —Pittsburg Chronicle. MS 11 MIES IS INVOLVED IN TWO CASES BE FORE THE SUPREME COURT GOETZE VS. UNITED STATES Bringing 1 Up the Position of Porto Rico "Was Taken Up Yesterday and Will Be Continued Today. WASHINGTON", Dec. IG. -Tn the United States supreme court today argument was begun in two cases, the decision of which is expected to f< tlio status of Porto Rico and the Philippine islands and other insular possessions acquired through the war with Spain with respect to the United States proper; to say whether their people are citizens, and to indicate whether the constitution follows the flag. One of the cases i? that of John H. Goetze, who, in June, 1?M, imported from Porto Rico a quantity of leaf tobacco into the United Stages, through the port of New York, anl protested against the assessment of duty on the importation, claiming that the tobacco was not sub ject to duty, because "Porto Rico, at the time of the importation, was not a for eign country, and because, therefore, the imposition of duties on goods brought from a place within the territory of the United States into a ;»ort of the United States is not lawful and valid under the constitution.' The collector of the port and the board of general appraisers both ruled aga?j.st him, as did the United State 3 c-rci.it court for the Soct'v>vi district of New- York, when 'Uo-nze took the ca;-o before that tribunal. J?rom the opinion of that court the Importer appealed to the Unit ed States supreme court. ONE FROM LU2»"»V. : The other oa?e is kno.vi as the "four teen diamond img case.*" Jn that £Uit the claimant is one Man 121 f*epke, who served as a .soldier of thft United Stales in Luzon, in the Philippine islands. While there he purchase*! or ae<;r.irei -he rinjs in question and brought thenY into the United States without; paying duty upon them, some tiiue in the year 35:99, be tween July 31. ar.d Sent. 25. The rin?3 were seized on May 18. 1900, at Chicago, by ■a ; United Stato-3 customs officer as merchandise and liable to duty, which should have been invoiced, and -was fraudulently 'miwrtel an>l brought ipto the United States, contrary to law. An information for the. forf^ituic of the rings was filed on behalf of the ncvern ment June 1, 130 \ to which tlio c'simsnt pleaded, setting up that at the time ho acquired the property Luzon was a part of the territory or tlvi United States-, and that the seiziu'3 was contrary to the claimant's right 'is a citizen of the United States under tno .-constitutloN, an»l par ticularly under s"e2:Jon 2, Article IV., and he insisted that, under Arlicl-> L, section 8, con^rasc is r«*auTr««l; t« s.;t that all taxes and.duties .shall be uniicnn ,through the United.Stales. To this plea the United States demurred, and upon hearing of the demurrer the district curt gave agreement for forfeiture. This the claimant removed in the United Stated court by a writ c£ error. v The case of John Goetze vs. the United States was taken up at 3:30 p. m. At torney General Griggs was present in behalf of the government and a number of prominent attorneys, including" For mer Secretary Carlisle, were interested listeners. • - ARGUMENT FOR GOETZE. Edward C. Perkins, of counsel for Goetze, asked that the Porto Rico case and that involving- the status of the Philippines be combined. The attorney general assented to this, and it was ar ranged that each side should have five, hours. The opening argument in behalf of Goetze was then begun by Everett Brown, of the counsel for the appellant. Mr. Brown rehearsed the main fea tures of the cession of Porto Rico with the circumstances of the enactment of the tariff law of 1897, and the imposition of the duties on the goods of Goetze. The main contentions, he said, were that Porto Rico was not a "foreign country" as contemplated by the tariff act, and that Porto Rico was within the United States, so that an import duty against the goods of Porto Rico would be in violation of the constitutional provision "that all duties. Imposts and excises, shall be uniform throughout the United States." Mr. Brown remarked that the counsel who had opposed this view had main tained that Porto Rico was a part of the United States in a Pickwickian sense. It was conceded, he said, that "the people of the United States consti tuted an absolute and separate nation; that the power to declare and carry on ■war has been delegated by the people to its constitutional agfents, and that this includes the power |to occupy for eign territory and to g-overn it and its inhabitants while it remains foreign ter ritory, subject only to the rules and usages of civilized warfare under inter national laws." It was also conceded, sjr. Brown said, that the people had delegated the power to add permanent acquisitions to its ter ritory. But with these concessions, Mr. Brown declared, that the people had established certain constitutional limits never to be trai.scendtd. This case was something more than one of ex propio vigor. It went to the extent of denying the right of any branch of the government to transcend the limitations laid down by the constitution. Mr. Brown closed his br;ef introductory presentation of the case by referring to its momentous character; which he and his colleagues regarded as the most pro foundly important that they ever liaS been called upon to present. MUST FOLLOW THE FLAG. Mr. Perkins follow'ed,'taking up more' particularly the constitutional phases of the case, lie maintained that the consti tution was in effect a power of attorney, and said the question as tfc what whether those powers. The prosecution of the war to Forto Rico or elsewhere, or to the acquisition of this or that piace were all acts which must be brought within the powers of the constitution."' The metaphor as to the constitution following the flag Mr. Perkins regarded as equivalent to saying that a man's shadow followed him. The first constitutional point urged by Mr. Perkins was that "the c'aim of un limited power in new teriitories is opposed to our entire theory of constitutional gov ernment." A large number of cages were cited to show the attitude of the United States su preme court on analogous issues in the past. An unbroken line Jof discussions, it was maintained, estabMsftied the pro hibitory clauses of the constitution, ap ply in the government of the territory of the United States. -In one decision, as late as last March, Mr. Perkins said that Justice Harlan had held that the seventh amendment to the constitution, securing the right of trial by jury, applies to judi cial proceedings in territories. The other chief points advanced in behalf of the appellant were: "Were the treaty of Pa ris is not open to the construction that it provides for the governing: -of Porto Rico, without regard to constitutional limits, and as a secondary foreign country to the Unitr d States. If it wers possible to place that construction upon the, treaty the pro vision would be void, as -contrary to the constitution, but this would not in any way prevent or affect the accomplishment or the usual results of Annexation. "If the tariff act impbtees a duty or tax upon goods brought froni Porto Rico to a place elsewhere in the United States after the annexation, the imposition is void as being in conflict with an express provision of the constitution. "When the treaty of Paris took effect Porto Rico ceased to be 'a foreign coun try' within the meaning d¥ those words, as used in the tariff act:" I Mr. Perkins' argument was In progress when, at 4:30 p. m., the court adjourned until tomorrow, when Mr. Perkins will continue and the other counsel will be heard. The five hours on each side which the court has allowed will extend the hearing through tomorrow and part of next day if all the time is occupy. MORE PORTO Rip AN CASES. Chief Justice Fuller foday advanced a number of cases invoking, the relation between the United States and Porto Rico so as to be hearcf with the De'ima case in which this qiufetion is at issue The Delima case is ?.& f or Jan. 7 and will be argued by former Secretary Car lisle. It was at his instance that these cases were today advanced. Two of the oases so advanced are in the nair.e of Dooley, Smith & Ccv> and fcotn come from the circuit court for the southern district of New York. In one case the action is brought to recover money ex acted from them at Pjrtio Rico as ei-s --toms duties upon merchandise taken from New York to Tottq Rico, between the date of the ratification of the Paris treaty and the date of th> enactment <oli the Porto Rican civii government ict. In the other case the ;diities were col lected after the Porto Rican law was enacted. A third case is 1 that of Carlos Armstrong;, coming front the court of claims and also involviag the same .eren eral opinion and still -pother, that oi Samutl B. Downs. Inline last mrmd case Frederick Coudep* Jr. appears as counsel. WILL, BE HANGfeb ANYHOW. A special question arose in the United States supreme court today in a case from Idaho on an apprteetion for habeas corpus by "Jack" Davis, sunder sentence of execution. The point wa« made that h« was convicted and sentenced to ba hanged by the sheriff. Subsequently th? law placed hangings In . charge of the warden of the state pehitfntiary. It was contended that the old law was repealed and the new law' inapplicable, being ex post facto. Justice Br^wr. remarked that it would make little """di^erf-nce t0 th<! accused who executed him and the de cision of the state court was affirmed, giving the sheriff custody of the prisoner^ DAY'S WORK IN HOUSE MANY BILLS PASSED UNDER SUS PENSION OF THE RULES TCTEIM LAW FAILtt TO PISS CONGRESSMAN BROMWELL'S MEAS URE DEFEATED BY A LARGE MAJORITY BOUTELLE MADE A CAPTAIN Valuable Services of the Member From Maine, Now Mentally Diseased, Recognized by His Colleagues. WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.-Under sus pension of rules today the house passed bills to divide West Virginia and Ken tucky into two judicial districts; tc cre ate another district judge in the North ern dstrict of Ohio, and to refer to the secretary of interior the claims of the state of Texas for moneys spent on public improvements in Greer county before the decision of the court put it within the jurisdiction of Oklahoma. An at tempt was made to pass the bill to give the soldiers and sailors of the Civil war, the Spanish war and the wav in the Phil ippines preference to appointment to po sitions in the various departments of the government, but it was opposed on the ground that it would shut out from ap pointment for years to come all civilians to positions under the government, and it was overwhelmingly defeated. One hundred and two private pensfon bills were passed. Just before adjournment a fine tribute was paid to Hon. Charles A. Boutelle of Maine, who served eighteen years' in congress, and has been re-elected to the Fifty-seventh congress. Mr. Littlefield (Ale.) asked unanimous consent to the consideration of a bill placing him upon the retired list as a captain of the navy he having served the navy during the Civil war. Mr. Littlefield said the condi tion of Mr. Boutelle was such that he undoubtedly would resign. The condi tion of the Maine man was well known to representatives, and, although some of them were inclined to protest against the proposed legislation as establishing a dangerous precedent, no objection was made, and the bill was passed VETERAN PREFERENCE BILL. + ,ThL S Was individual suspension day in ■ the house. The^peaker first :recognized Mr Brownell (O.), who moved to sus pend the rules and pass i\e b'.ll reported by v ,the civil service committee to give preference to honorably discharged sol diers in the executive department of the government. It provided that hon! orably discharged" soldiers of the Civil, war, and, after . them hon orably discharged soldiers of the Spamsh war and the war in the PhilirT Pines be given preference in appointment fnc °^f ai\d ' retent;on therein?and that nTdi^/SnT -/%.; Bromwell : explained that the ' bi'l as originalljr^nfroductd was t«e me i&® .the G. : a;r. it simply bex t end" ed the^provisions of the.existlng^aw llv": m A preference to honorably dischiir^ed EOidiers and sailors of the Civil v.ar Mr. Gillem (Mass.), chairman of the" civil service committee, protested vig orously against the bill. H e sa it wa\ vicious, although drawn ariwxrentlv with good intentions. It would, he saii, shut oivilans out of the government service for years^to come. It would put at the top of the preferential list all soldiors and sailors of the war with ferain, . regular and volunteer alik<? amounting to 200,000; the 310,000 now in the service and the 35,000 who soon will be enlisted under \ the army reorganiza. tion bill. It. therefore would give prefer ence to 000. men and for years would keep civilians,, off the rolls. The rec'u lars, he said, were not entitled to be. In a ential . class. The soldiers -in the Civil war enlisted as a sacred duty. The regulars did not enlist for the same reason. Many of. them went into the army, because they liked the service. Why s'nould they go to the top ot the list. They were rewarded with pensions, why also reward them with preference for appointment in tbe civil ssrvice. •On a rising vote the bill was defeated ni to 105. . BILLS PASSED. An urgent deficiency bill carrying $182, --500 for contingent expenses of the house of representatives, Indian affairs, Distiirt of Columbia and the national home for disabled soldiers was passed. Bills were passed to divide the states of West Virginia and Kentucky each into two judicial districts. The senate bill to provide for an additional district judge for the northern judicial district of Ohio It was intended to remove from duty Judro Ricks, who has been incapacitate! for some time. Mr. Lanham (Tex.) moved the passaee under the suspension of the rules of the bill to authorize the secretary of the in terior to mark the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma and to inquire into the clainvs of the state of Texas for moneys expended while Greer county was a part of Texas. The bill was passed 116 to 16. The house iher flashed 102 pension bills and then on motion of Mr. Littlcfield (Me.) passed a joint resolution to appoint Representative Charles A. Boutelle (Me.) on the retired list as a captain in the United States navy. The house at 5:15 p. m. adjourned. REAPPORTIONMENT BILL. The house committee on census, by a vote of 7 to 6, agreed to report the Hop kins' reapportionment bill, leaving tha total membership of the house at 357, as at present, and rearranging a number of state delegations. The bill will not ba taken up until after the holidays. The only change in th-* bill was an amendment requiring that the several congressional districts of the several states should be composed of contiguous and compact territory. The purpose of the amendment is to prevent gerry mandering. Under the bill the following states will lose one representative each: Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Ne braska, Ohio, South Carolina and Vir ginia. The following will gain one each: Illin ois, Louisana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. Texas will gain two representatives. Based upon present political divisions, neither party will gain advantage from the r.ew reapportionment proposed in tha bill. The Republicans will gain five and lose five, and the Democrats will gain 3 and lose 3. The basis of representation will be one representa tive for each 203,805 inhabitants. By the terms of the agreement made in the committee the new bill will not be taken up until after the holidays. The vote upon reporting the bill was as follows: Ayes—Hopkins, Babcock, Acheson, Brownlow, McDowell, Ryan and Klutts. Nays—Russell, Heatwole, Crumpacker, Burleigh, Griffith and Wilson (S. C). TO IRRIGATE ARID LANDS. Representative New lands today intro duced a bill for the construction of re- PBICS TWO CENTS— °» **•«■•» BULLETIN OP IMPOETANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Fair. I—Death of Young Booz. Doings in Coneross. Status of the Colonies. Honesty of a Judge. Lynched by a Mob. 2—Disagree With Ireland. Contracts for New Jail. Burglars Fire a House. Minneapolis Matters. S—Northwest News. Labor and Capital Meet. Senate Sets Time to Vote. More Orders for Satow. 4—Editorial Page. 5— Sporting News. Mancr and Rahlin Draw. State Political News. Colonial Wars Banquet. 6—News of Railroads. Iron Ore Rate Case. Popular Wants. 7—Markets of the World. Chicago May Wheat, 73 I-40. Bar Silver, G4c. Stocks Active; Steady. B—Street Railway Damage Case. Supreme Court Decisions. In the Local Labor Field. servoirs for the the storage of water on the Humboldt river in Nevada, and for the disposition and settlement of public lands within reach of the stored waters. Mr. Newlands expects to follow it up by other bil.s similar !n character and re lating to the Truckee, Carson and Walker rivers. He requested the chairman of the river and barbors committee to give a hearing regarding the construction of reservoirs and the storage of waters in the arid region, but he has been in formed by the chairman that the com mittee will not consider any legislation relating to irrigation or reclamation of arid lands. NEW JOB FOR LAWSE. A. L. Lawse, deputy auditor for the postoffice department, has been appoint ed auditor for the Philippine islands. Mr. Lawse made an examination and report on the Cuban postal finances after Neely's alleged defalcation. VOTE OfUMNFIDENCE US FRENCH CHAMBER ON AMNESTY BILL. PARIS Dec. 17.-In tl.e chamber of deputies today during the debate on the amnesty bill M. Vazelle, Radical Soca' ist, moved an amendment excluding forg ers anu false witnesses from its pro visions. He explained that ordinary criminals should never be allowed to profit by amnesty and, he added, "then? is nothing- viler and ba^er than forgery and lying testimony." He did not desire to revive the Dreyfus agitation, but h<> did not wish them to find their handa tied should a fresh fact come to light. The prcmlor, M. Waldeck-Rousseau, re plied that the effect of the amendment should be to stir up the whole affair ! again and the Republican party wbud find itself confronted by perils it lias al ready overcome and which it woul-1 be unpardonable to resuscitate. Continuing the premier said the Na tionalist parly was opposed to amnesty, not in. order to permit Dreyfus to es tablish his innocence, but to take ad. vantage of misunderstandings to which it might give rise. It was easy to se-j through their game. The Dreyfus case wis the milk upon which Nationalism was nourished. They desired tc delay the realization of Republican reforms, ami in. voicing the law of associations, the gov ernment asked the majority to vote for the benefit of the republic and not con found their votes with those of the worst enemies of Dreyfus. He asked for a vote of confidence cf the chamber. The remarks of the premier were gn et ed with prolonged applause. Tho chamber voted confidence in tho premier by the rejection of the an.end 'ment, the vote standing 341 to 90. PINGREE TURNED DOWN MICHIGAN KILLS HOUSE RAILROAD TAXATION BILL. LANSING, Mich., Dec. 17.—The senate met tonight in adjourned session, and at once proceeded to take up the blanket taxation bill, passed by the house last Friday, taxing railroads and other corpo rations at ad valorem valuations. After a brief discussion, action on the matter was indefinitely postponed, by a vote of 12 to 10, and a resolution was adopted that the senate adjourn. The action of the senate tonig-ht kills the bill beyond recall, and an adjournment of the house, concurrently with the senate, tomorrow, is looked for. The senate also by a vote of 17 to 5 refused to permit Gov. Pingree to use the senate chamber for a banquet hall tomorrow evening. The governor had announced by invitation that he would give a banquet in honor of the judges of the supreme court and the members of the house and senate. Per mission had been asked of the senate, v.'hich has control of the chamber while In session, for the use of that chamber. It is said that the banquet to be given by Gov. Pingree will cost $5,000. Ar rangements have been made to have a special train to convey the cuisine frcn the Hotel Cadillac, in Detroit, which will serve the banquet, and to carry invited guests to and from Lansing. CAPE COLONY INVADED. PARTY OF BOERS CROSSES AT ALIWAL NORTH. CAPE TOWN, Dec. 17.—Seven hundred Boers have crossed from Orange river colony into into Cape Colony, near Aliwal north, and have reached Kaapdal. LONDON, DeC. 17.—Kitchener, in a dis patch received by the war office, con firms the Associated Press dispatch from Aliwal North, Cape Colony, last night, announcing the capture by Boers of Brabant's horse, Dec. 13, near Zastron, Orange river colony, and says 107 man were made prisoners on that occasion. The colonial office, in announcing that Sir Alfred Milner succeeds Lord Roberts as administrator of the conquered terri tory in South Africa, says his taking up his residence at Johannesburg on account of his health must not be regarded as a settlement of the capital question. MASERU, Dec. 16.—1t appears that Dg Wet's force was twice repulsed before it broke through the British lines in the neighborhood of Thaba N'Chu. In the third attack De Wet led in person. With a few determined men he charged and broke the British lines, the rest of the command following. He was forced, however, to leave in the hands of the British a fifteen pounder and fifteen wagons with ammunition and stores. Commandant Haasbroeck, with a com mando and two guns, tried to get through Springkrantz Nek," but was driven back, losing forty men. Hinoflpn SUMMARY JUSTICE METED OUT TQ THIRD OP A TRIO OP MURDERERS THIS TIME IT WiS H IJDIiIA . 1 I X BATTERED DOWJf THE JAIL WALL TO REACH THE TREMBLING CULPRIT WORK WAS DONE IN SILENCE Not a Shot Wa* p ire «i Before or After the Execution— No Ef fort at Conceal. inent. • INDTANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec 17-A <,r<» Ji avs!° the Sentinel from BooncMilem'd^ John Rolla, the third of the colored men implicatec! in the murder of HoH, Simons, was hung to a tree in the court house yard by a mob of aboutloo me* from Rock at 6:20 o'clock this even. Not a shot -was fired and everything wag conducted as quietly as if tne ex ? ofihe £?. been hne under W^ Rolla was brought to this place t'-iis afternoon about 4 o'clock, in charge of Shenft Anderson, I °£ Rockport Upon h° 3 arrival he was placed In a eel on the second floor of the jail n,,d his pieJenS was known to only a few citizens \ few ..minutes after 6 o'clock a boly "of ICO men marched through the principal street of the town to the jail and £s manded that the prisoner b 3 turned over Sheriff Benjamin Hudson was out of Wl\ and hls deputy, Raymond Cherry, was in onarge of the ja . 1. He had h 2 ara ™™ V"?* WaS °n its way here and at once made an eftort to get the prisoner out of town and take him to Evansvttle but before this could be accomplished the mob had arrived and the futi.ity of tho attempt became- apparent. '■ BATTER IN THE He declined to give up the'k^ys to tho Jail and the members of the mob at once began to batter down the walla of the jail- with a telegraph pole, which was handled by a dozen or more men. As soon as a hole large enough to admit tho body of a man, six members of the mob crawled through and with sledge ham, mers broke down the door ot Roll cell. Inside the jail the negro cou'd hear the sounds of the telegraph po'.e as It bore its way inch by in<h through the wall and he lay upon the floor in his cell in an agony, of fear. When the men reached his cell he protested his in:io cence in loud tones, beting pitifuily new and then to be spared. Tl\e men working at the door of the cell might ha-ve boetv mide of marble, judged by the atttut on they paid to the wai'ing of the negro. Little time was used in breaking into th» I oell andiin;the.twinl;ling\of an eye the thoroughly terrorized colored man was in the hands of the men who proceeded ;to place . a rope around hi? neck. -^ _ '.j; HANGED TO A TREE. -'V 7' All left, crawling out by the libieihey had raaue, dragging the negro out with' them. A few minutes . only was con sumed. in the march to the court yard, where a rope, was thrown over the lim>> of a tree and a i hundred willing hand* nulled. at tho rope arid sent his body fly ing into the air. The loose end of the rope was tied to a tree and as soon a3 the members of the vnob were sure their 'work had been completed they left in as orderly a manner as they entered the town. None of the mob wore masks, and men, to all appearances, in every station of life, took part in the lynching. WAS NO DISORDER. Not a shot was fired before or after th» lynching and aside from the. excited groups of men standing on the street -corneis, a stranger" would have knowii nothing of the tragedy .. that had just % been enacted. ~ •■■■'■■ '■/.'■: • • ' Citizens of Bconeville made-no effort to assist in the protection of the negro and spriie admitted quite .franlrly that tho citizens generally were-in sympathy with ; the mob. '■-.'■ : . , Judge Swab, of the circuit court, mad<i eVery effort to prevent violence, but the nv>b paid no attention to him . and pro- • ctdcil with its; work. . .. . ■.: ... :- Tho members of the mob came tr» Booneville in wagons, on foot and, on horseback. They came in columns ot three under the command of. men who had evidently been se'ected as leaders. MAY LYNCH ANOTHER. '. Rockport, Ind., Mob Anxious to Com plete Its Work. rcOCKPORT, Ind . Dec. 17.—There are prospects for another lynching here. A negro named "Whistling Jce," has been rrrcsted as an accomplice of Jim Hender son and Bud Rowland, who were hanged last night. . Rowland in his dying con fession implicated Whistling Joe. None of ■ last night's mob has been arrested.. Tr.ere 'is great . .excitement here, tho streets being crowded with people. The authorities say they wiil protect Whist ling Joe. CANADIANS HAVE A KICK. Want Allen Labor Law Enforced Agrnlnst American*. NORTH SYDNEY, B. C, Dec. 17.— , large number of workmen employed at the Victoria mines have forwarded a pe tition to several members ot l ar.iamenl avklng them to assist in having the alien labor law enforced against American workmen engaged in erecting a &melter at North Sydney. The Canadinns claim that they are victims of discrimination, the Americans being-given the best j;osi tions ay.d higher wages than the natives. . •■ " .— —c— : ■.... ■■ ■^■■ yr ... - *-■:::*:••*■':■■■•:•••:''"■■: ~''"'~':'"'■''■>'-'''*:~T~ 9'■■ T" I !__," " *:~™'T, J. PIERPONT MORGAN. The latest achievement of the great financier Is to bring the Erie voad un der the control of himself and the Balti more & Ohio. His purchase of the Penn sylvania Coal company is the first step toward absolute control of all the Penn sylvania anthracite coal mines.