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VOL. XXIII.-NO. 352.
DEATH OF YOUNG BOOZ
ARMY KOAIID OP INQUIRY COM
MENCES ITS INVESTI
GATIONS
LTOES OF BS€Z'S PASESTS
WAS TAKEX YESTERDAY AT THEIR
HOME} AT BRIS
TOL, PA.
WAS UNPOPULAR AS A CADET
Seems to Re Apparent From the
Testimony Introduced —
mate Tells vi Hazing at •
*. West Point.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17.—The taking
of -testimony in the case of Oscar L.
Booz, the West Point oadet, 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
Aver" 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 acted as recorder, arrived at
Bristol at 10:$) a. m., and shortly after
went into session. The court sat in
the study of the Rev. Alexander Alison,
pastor of the Bristol PresDyterian c-hurcii,
which adjoins tha Booz homestead. 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 iphysician, who had Oscar under
treatment, and S. A. Albert, a fellow
classmate of Oscar Booz. The board
left for New York tonig-ht and Will sit at
"WYst Point tomorrow.
THE FATHER'S STORY.
Mr. Booz said that his son had com
plained to him of the indignities to which
lie was subjected at West Point, but
When Mr. Booz spoke to Lieut. Blakely
nbout it he was told that the hazing
would 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. Runz said he went to West Point
to see his son. Oscar told his father he
< xpected to be hazed, but he did not
want his mother to know how he was
being treated.
Mr. Booz told how O?car had informed
him Uiat tabasco s-iuee had been forced
down his throat Mr. Booz said when
Oscar came home in the fall of K9S, he
was broken in» health and v.'as never
Wfcll alter that. Oscar liked fun, the
father said, but not brutality. While in
tents, the father continued, Oscar saM
the cadets would pull Ihe-blanketb from
him and pour hot wax from a candle on
his body. Mr. Booz also said Oscar told
lii'.n that tabasco sauce was poured down
his thio.it both in camp and at the in
stitute.
In answer to another question Mr. Boon
said that the only cadet he, the father,
talked with at West Point, was the son
of ex-Congressman Phillips, of Ohio. Mr.
JV.oz thought the officers at the academy
could stop the brutality, tut he would
not say they condoned it.
All ihe cadets were r.ot 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
Epent all of last year at home in an
endeavor to build up his health. In
June oC this year he accepted a position
with a law firm at Philadelphia, but was
compelled to leave this occupation owing
to his throat trouble.
Tn conclusion Mr. TJooz <=aid Oscar
would never mention any names. When
he felt badly he would talk of the brutal
treatment he had been subject to, but
never would reveal the identity of his
prosecutor.,.
WAS A MODEL YOUNG MAX.
Mrs. Booz, Oscar's mother, i-aid that
Osiar never told a lie or acted one.
Oscar wrote to her that he liked the
surroundings fet West Point, but com
plained of the treatment he had received
at the hands of the upper clasn men.
Her told her in letters that thf place
was unfit for any young n.an who wanted
to do right and parents should not send
their sons there.
"The upper class men," Oscar wrote,
"are '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 snM
Oscar bad tuberculosis of the larynx an 1
that when he cam* to this city for treat
ment, his case was a hopeless one. ani
he so told the sister. The doctor said ha
noticed that Booz had an old aff< etion
of the throat, an adhesion between tho
epiglottis and the base of the tongue;
the adhesion was a cicatrical tissue.
From tho appearance of the cleat rix it
could have been there a long time. The
doctor said he could not tell how long.
He 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.
Slgmond S. Albert, who had been a
cadet at West Point for fourteen months
and was a classmate of Booz, \\h.j
called.
Albert said that Eooz was rot hazed
any more than any other ca3et. He was
out- of Booz's tent mites while in camp.
Albert then related how ho :\nd Booz snd
other fourth year men were made to do
VrMiculqus stunts," such as making the
upper class men's beds and "other un
manly and disgraceful things." H\: 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
the:r 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 cloved
After seme further unimportant tes
timony Albert wus excused and the court
adjourned to meet at West Toint to
morrow.
AKKON PEOPLE SHIVERED.
Tiu tuxal Ga.H Sui»i>ly SHoyvh Sig-ns of
Giving: Out.
AKT'ON, Dec. 17.—The nntural gas sup
ply failed today and for a considerable
time there was great suffering. The day
■was the coldest of the winter. Yesterday
the supply failed and then came back in
several bouses where the valves were
-. open and the result was a parihel aspbyx.
iatlon or several people.
w 85^ lMh /gy j* r /^S^B^fcl n4al U|m^/ Lwi
HfRW Of I 111
IS CALLED IN QUESTION IN RESO-
LUTION BY SENATOR
CARTER
DISTRICT CtIURT OF ILASKi
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 Not
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 especiaHy r^ga.ding the
mining laws at Cape Nome, Alaska, Mr.
Carter,' of Montana, today introduced si
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 court 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 press that Judge Arthur H. Noyes, 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; ar.d,
Whereas, It is fuithor charged that
such alleged illegal action or improper
conduct resulted from a conspiracy in
which many persons were concerned;
therfore be it
Resolved, That the judiciary comm't
tee of the senate be directed to investi
gate and report to the senate the f-i-^s
found, in response to the following inter
rogator ies:
1. Are the general nr'ning 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 proceeding before his
court?
I). 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 hal been
the subject of litigation in the said court,
and whether any such person has had
any interest in the result of such litiga
tion; and, if so, name and pos tion of
such person and tha nature of the in
terest?
•!. What, if any, effort has been made
by any party improperly or ill:gall,' 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 ieffecting upon the honor and
integrity of the court, or any officer
thereof, and by whom such expenditures
were made?
6. The iacts connected with and the in
ducements offered to Judge John on,
predecessor of «aid Judge Noyes, to pro
cure him to resign his position on the
bench and to become connected with ,\.t
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
sveh expense as may be nec:s:ary to
make the investigation thorough.
BISHOP OF DUBUQUE
APPOIXTMEXT OF MGR; KEANE IS
AWOI'XCED.
HOME, Dec. 17.— 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 Dubuque.
Rev. Hermann Joseph Alidine was' ap
pointed bishop of Fort Wayne, Ind.. and
Rev. Joseph O'Reilly, of Peoria, titular
bishop of Laredo, Tex.
TEACTION CASES CLOSED.
IMttsbnrg; 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. When
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.
Brown 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
tbi corner of Hamilton and Belden
streets Five out of seven buildings used
by the company are in ashes and prop
erty estimated to be worth $500,000 was'
entirely consumed. Eleven hundred
workmen jire 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
ap; aratus to be erected at coaling sta
tions that are being established in vari
ous parts of the world.
SAYS HE SAW KUHNS.
Albion, Ind.. Man Claims to Have In-
terviewed the Bnd Convict.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 17.—The news
papers publish a copyrighted dispatch
from o correspondent at Albion, Inu.,
who claims to have interviewed Kuhns,
escaped convict, who has been eluding
the oJlicers for several days. Kuhns re
cently • shot a policeman at L.ogr.n=port
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, Jr.d.
Ivuhns said: "The people around here
know where I am, and. if they want mo
tiicy know where to come and look for
me. I am prepared ; for anything that
might happen." . ' \* ■"•'•,
TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1900.
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J. BTJLL-I SEE ITS FINISH.
BTAIUS fif 1 dO!
IS INVOLVED IX TWO CASES BE
FORE THE SUPREME
COURT
GOETZE VS. UNITED STATES
Bringing I Tp tlie Position of Porto
Rico Was Taken Up Yesterday
and Will Be Continued
Today.
WASHINGTON", Dec. 10. -Tn the United
States supreme court today argument
was begun in two cases, the decision of
which is expected to r< tho status of
Porto Rico and the PhiUppifle islands
and other insular possessions acquired
through the war with Spain with respect
to the United States proper; to Bay
whether their people are citizens, and to
indicate whether the constitution follows
the nag.
One of the cases is that of John H.
Goetze, who, in June, 1 ?s)£•, imported uom
Porto Rico a quantity of leaf tobacco
into the United States, through the por:
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, Bt 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 !nto a ;>ort of the United
States is not lawful and valid undei- tha
constitution.'
The collector of the port and the board
of general appraisers both ruled agaJi.st
him, as did tho United States c-rcvit
court for the Soct'i-.vi district of New
York, when Go«?tze took the ca;-o before
that tribunal. »im the opinion of lhat
court the importer appealed to the Unit
ed States supreme court.
ONE FROM LU;V>V.
The other ra?e is known as the "foiir
teen diamond ling case" Jn that tuit
the claimant is one Man 121 T*epke, who
served as a .soUier of thn United States
in Luzon, in the Philippine islands. WhiJe
there he purchise-1 or acquire} -he rinjs
in question and brought them ir.to ihe
United States without paying duty upon
them, some t'rna in the year 3b99, be
tween July 31 ar.d Sept. 'ST>. The rings
were seized on May 18. 1900, at Chicago,
by a United State-, customs officer as
merchandise and liable to duty, which
should have been invoiced, and wa»
fraudulently 'mportel ami brought into
the United States, contrary to law. An
information for the forfaituie of the
rings was filed on behalf of the govern
ment June 1, 13Qi; to whicJi the claimant
pleaded, settmg up that at the time he
acquired the property Luzon was a part
of the territory or tlv> United State?,
and that the selzura was contrary to ihe
claimant's right 'is a cith'cn of the United
States under Liio constitution, and par
ticularly under section .2, Article IV.,
and he insisted that, under ArUcl? 3.»
section 8, con^rasc is r»*oulr»:i1 t<s s*db
that all taxes an/1 duties shall be uniicnn
.through the United Stales. To this plea
the United States demurred, and upon
hearing of the demurr-jr he district curt
gave agreement for forfe-iure. This the
claimant removed in the United Stated
court by a writ ct 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 Carhsle, 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 cf
the tariff law of ISS7, 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
—Pittsburg Chronicle.
to its constitutional agtnts, and that
this includes the power !to occupy for
eign territory and to govern it and Us
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, Ifr. 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 hal established
certain constitutional limits never to be
traiiscended. 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 nad
been called upon to present.
MUST FOLLOW THE FLAG.
Mr. Perkins followcS, ' 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 t& what whether
those powers. The prosecution of the
war to Forto Rico or elsewhere, or to the
acquisition of this or that place 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 tersitories is opposed
to our entire theory of constitutional gov
ernment."
A large number of cases were cited to
show the attitude of the I'nited States su
preme court on analogous issues in the
pa^?t. An unbroken line! of discussions,
it was maintained, establijftied 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
Unitod States. If it wers possible to place
that construction upon th^ 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 imposes a duty or tax
upon goods brought froni Porto Rico to
a place elsewhere in the United States
after the annexation, {he 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:"
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 am] pap. of next day,
if all the time is occupied.'
MORE PORTO RIpAN CASES.
Chief Justice Fuller foday advanced a
number of cases involving the relation
between the United fjtates and Porto
Rico so as to be hear ; f with the De!lxna
case in which this question is at tesu«
The Delima ca«e is % for 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
cases so advanced are in the nair.e of
Dooley, Smith & Cc, and both come
from the circuit court for the southern
district of New York. In one rase the
action is brc-ught to recover money ex
acted from them at Pjrto Rico as cus
toms duties upon merchandise taken
from New York to Porto Rico, between
the date of the ratification of the Paris
treaty and the date of thje enactment «f
the Porto Rlcan civil government act.
In the other case the duties were col
lected after the Porto Bfean lav/ was
enacted. A third case is 1 that of Carlo?
Armstrong:, coming: froni the court of
claims and also involvißg' the s?.me gen
eral opinion and still -sSiother. that oi
Samuel 13. Downs. In ; the last namad
case Frederick Coudtrt Jr. appears as
counstl.
WILL, BE HAXGTcb ANYHOW.
A special question arose in the United
States supreme court today in a case
from Idaho on an applieartion for habeas
corpus by 'Mack" Davis,-under sentence
of execution. The point vesG made that ho,
was convicted and sentenced to ba
har.ged by the sheriff. Sur-sequently tin
law placed hangings in. charge- of th<?
warden of the state pdiitfntiary. It was
contended that the old law was repealed
and the new law' inapplicable, bsins ex
post facto. Justice Br^wn remarked that
it would make little ""di:t«ri: nee t0 th<!
accused who executed him and the de
cision of the state court was amrmed,
giving the sheriff custody of the prisoner^
DAY'S WORK IN HOUSE
MANY BILLS PASSED UNDER SUS
PENSION OF THE
RULES
VETEMHUW FAIIWTO'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 hy
His Colleagues.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.—Under sus
pension of ruies today the house passed
bills to divide West Virginia and Ken
tucky into two judicial districts; to cre
ate another district judge in the North
ern district 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 wat 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 pension bills
were passed.
Just before adjournment a fine tribute
was paid to Hon. Charles A. Bouteile of
Maine, who served eighteen years' in
congress, and has been re-elected to the
Fifty-seventh congress. Mr. Littlefield
(Me.) 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. Bouteile 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.
This was individual suspension day in
the house. The speaker first recognized
Mr. Brownell (O.), who moved to sus
pend the rules and pass i\e bill reported
by 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
«™2i W^' u and ' after them hon
orably discharged soldiers of the
Spanish war and the war in the Philip:
fn n?R SlVn preferer >cc in appointment
W ° f n an, d retention therein, and that
loss of limbs or other physical impair
nTd^uaVJhen^ Ot inCaPaCUate S»
Mr. ■ Bromwell - explained that the bi'l
as originally introduced was the bill m-e
--rared by the G . A. R. U simply extend
ed the_provisioiss of the exisfng 'aw iv .
ing preference to honorably discharged
soidiers and sailors of the Civil war
Mr. Gillem (Mass.), chairman of the
civil service committee, protested vie
orously against the bill. H said it wa\
vicious, although drawn apparently with
;good.intentions. It would, he sail, shut
civilians out of the government
service for ye:'.rs to come. It would put
at the top of the preferential list all
soldiers and sailors of the war with
am,. regular and volunteer alike
amounting to 200,000; the 110,000 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 350,000. men and for years would
keep civilians off the rolls. The recu
lars, he said, were not entitled to be in
a prefential 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'riould they go to the top of the
list. They were rewarded with pensions,
why also reward them with preference
for appointment in the civil ssrvice.
•On a rising vote the bill was defeatei
51. to 105.
BILLS PASSED.
An urgent deficiency bill carrying ?182,
--500 for contingent expenses of the house
of representatives, Indian affairs, District
of Columbia and the national home for
disabled soldiers was passed.
Bills were passed to divide the states
of AVest 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
Juds-c Ricks, who has been incspacitatej
for some time.
Mr. Lanham (Tex.) moved the passaee
under the suspension cf 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 claims of the state of Texas for
moneys expended while Greer county was
a part of Texas.
The bill was passed JIG to IC.
The house ther parsed 102 pension bills
and then on motion of Mr. Littlcfleld
(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 n number of
state delegations. The bill will not be
taken up until after the holidays.
The only change in the 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, §outh 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 new reapportionment proposed in the
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 tlie 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:
Ay es _Hopkins, Babcock, Ac-heson,
Brownlow, McDowell, Ryan and Klutts.
Nays—Russell, Heatwole, Crumpacker,
Burleigh, Griffith and Wilson (S. C).
TO IRRIGATE ARID LANDS.
Representative Newlands today intro
duced a bill for the construction of re*
PRICE TWO CENTS-J Ji? v £'S?ft
-ULLETIN OF
HCPOBTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul:
Fair.
I—Death of Young Booz.
Doings In Concresa.
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.
3-Jforthwesi News.
Labor and Capital Meet.
Senate Sets Time to Vote.
More Orders for Satow.
4—Editorial Page.
s—Snorting News.
Maher and Rnhlin Draw.
State Political News.
Colonial Wars Banquet.
6—News of Railroads.
Iron Ore Rate Case.
Popular Wants.
7—Markets of tlie World.
Chicago May Wliea-t, 73 I-le.
Bar Silver, «40.
Stocks Active; Steady.
B—Street Itallvray Dniuage Case.
Supreme Court Decisions.
In tbe 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 in character and re
lating to the Truekee, 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
postofnee 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 (^CONFIDENCE
IN FRENCH CHAMBER OX AMNESTY
BILL.
PARIS, Dec. 17.-In the chamber of
deputies today during- the debate on the
amnesty Mil M. Vazelle, Radical Social
ist, moved an amendment excluding forg
ers and false witnesses from its pro
visions. He explained that ordinary
criminals should never be allowed to
profit by amnesty and, he a.lded, "there
is nothing viler and ba^er than forgery
am! lying testimony."' if e did not desire
to revive the Dreyfus agitation, but ho
did not wish them to find their hands
tied should a fresh fact come to Jigh.t.
The prcmioc, M. Waldeek-Ruus^eau, re
plied that the effect cf the amendment
should be to stir up the whole n'T:iir
: again and the Republican party wou'd
find itself confronted by perils it ban al
ready overcome and which It wouM be
unpardonable to resuscitate.
Continuing the premier said the Na
tionalist party 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 wa3 easy to se-j
through their game. The Dreyfus case
was the milk upon which Nationalism
was nourished. They desired to delay the
realization of Republican reforms, and in.
yoking 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 these of the worst
enemies of Dreyfus. He asked for a vote
of confidence of 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 tli^j an.end
'ment, the vote standing 341 to 90.
PINGREE TURNED BOWN
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 tonight 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 fro-n
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 m?n
were made prisoners on that occasion.
The colonial office, in announcing that
Sir Alfred Milner succeeds Lard Roberts
as administrator of the conquered terri
tory in South Africa, says his talcing up
his residence at Johannesburg on account
of his health must not be regarded a3 a
settlement of the capital question.
MASERU, Dec. 16.— It appears that Ds
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 got through
Springkfantz Nek/but was driven back.,
losing forty men.
IlfUflil
SUMMARY JUSTICE METED OUT TCI
THIRD OF A TRIO OF
JUI'RDERERS
TBIS THE IT WiS IS \MiU
BATTERED DOWS THE JAIL WALL
TO REACH THE TREMBLING
CULPRIT
WORK WAS DONE IN SILENCE
Not a Shot Wa* Fired Before or
After the Execution— \'o Ef
fort nt Conceal
ment.
INDTANAPOLTS, InJ., Dec 17-A sre
ayaa v S tO thG Sentinel from Booneville. Ind."
John Rolla, the third of the colored
men implicated in the murder of Holli*
bimons, was hung to a tree in the court
house yard by a mob of about 100 men.
from Rockport, at 6:20 o'clock this even
ing*.
Not a shot was fired and everythin
was conducted as quietly as ,f the cxc
of ihe'law b6en °"c Undei the 8MlCtlo»
Holla was brought to this place tMs
* °'clock' in ctarge of
arrha! he was placed in a ccli on the
second floor of the jail and his pi owe
was known to only a few citizens -V lew
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 bs turned over
to it.
Sheriff Benjamin Hudson was out of
town and his deputy, Raymond' Cherry
-was in charge of the ja 1. He had heara
that a mob was on its way here and it
once made an effort to set the prisoner
out of town and take him to Evans viile
but before this could be accomplished the
mob had arrived and the futility of the
attempt became- apparent.
batteri-:d in the wall.
He declined to give up the'keys to lh©
jail and the members of the mob at once
began to baiter down the walls of the
jail with a telegraph pole, which -was
handled by a dozen or more nun. as
soon as a hole large enough to admit the
body of a man, six members of the n:o"o
crawled through and with sledge ham
mers broke down the door of 11011-Vs
cell. Inside- the jail the negro cou'.d heap
the sounds of the telegraph po'.e as It
bore its way inch by inch 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 inno
cence in loud tones, begging pitlfuily now
and then to be spared. The men working
at the door of the cell might hafve boon
miiide of marble, judged by the atteut'on
they paid t<> the wailing of the negro.
Little time was used in breaking into th»
oeli and in the twinkling of an eye the
thoroughly terrorized coiored man was
in the hands of the men who proceeded
;to place a rope around his neck.
HANGED TO A TREE.
All left, crawling out by the holts ih^y
had made, 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 limb
of a tree and a hundred willing hand*
nulled at tho rope and sent his boly Hy
ing into the air. The loose end of the
rope was tied to a tree and as soon as
tho members of the ,nob were sure their
work had been completed they left in as
orderly a manner as they entered tho
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
corners, a stranger would have known
nothing of the tragedy that had just
been enacted.
Citizens of Bconeville made-no eff rt to
assist in the protection of the negro and
i-CTiie admitted quite frankly that the
citizens generally vvere-in sympathy with
the mob.
Judge Swab, of the circuit court, madd
every effort to prevent violence, but the
m-'b paid no attention to him and pro
ctdcri with its work.
The members of the mob came to
Booneville in wagons, on fort and on
horseback. They came in columns ot
three under the command of men who
had evidently been selected as leaders.
MAY LYNCH ANOTHER.
Rockport, Ind., Mob Anxious to Com-
plete Its Work.
T;OCKPORT, Ind . Dec. 17.—There aro
prospects for anchor lynching here. A
negro named "Whistling Jce," has beea
errtsted as an accomplice of Jim Hender
son and Bud Rowland, who were hanged
last niglit. Rowland in his dying con
fession implicated Whistling Joe. None
of last night's mob has been arrested.
TV. ere is great excitement here, iho
streets being crowded with people. The
authorities say they will protect Whist
ling Joe.
CANADIANS HAVE A KICK.
Want Alien Labor Law Enforced
Ajvniust Americana.
NORTH SYDNEY, B. C, Dec. 17.—A
large number of workmen employed at
the Victoria mines have forwarded a pe
tition to several members of 1 ar.iament
avking them to assist in having the alien
labor law enforced against American
workmen engsged in erecting a sme-ter
at North Sydney. The Canadians claim
that they are victims of discrimination,
the Americans being g'ven the best posi
tions ar.d higher wages than the natives.
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J. PIERPONT MORGAN.
The latest achievement of the great
financier la to bring the Erie :-oad un
der the control of himself and the Balti
more & Ohio. Kis purchase of the Penn
sylvania Coal company is the first step
toward absolute control of all the Penn
sylvania anthracite coal mines.

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