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THB SUMTER WATCHMAN, ?established April, 1850.
"Be -lust and Fear not-Let all the Ends thon Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God's andfiTruth's.'
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They Do Not Know What to Do
With Tillman and McLaurin.
Washington, Feb. 25.-The most im?
portant developement today in connec?
tion with the Tillman-McLanrin
episode of last Saturday was the act of
Senator Frye, president pro tempore
of the senate, in ordering the clerk of
the senate to restore the names of the
two South Carolina senators to the
senate rolL If the present plan is car?
ried out this act will be followed by
the adoption by the senate of a resolu?
tion before a vote on any other sub?
ject is taken, practically endorsing the
action of the president pro tempore
i.n ordering their names erased, and
suspending the two senators for some
definite time.
The order of Senator Frye for the
restoration of the names to the roll
was issued almost immediately after
the senate convened today and was the
result of a general conference among
the Repubilcan leaders of the senate.
When asked for an explanation of
this order Senator Frye said :
"In my ruling yesterday I believe
that I was strictly within parliament?
ary law, that senators in contempt are
not entitled to recognition either to
speak or to vote, and that logically
their names should not be called. I
still adhere to that opinion but, desir?
ous of shifting the responsibility from
the chair to the senate, I have di reset?
ed the clerk to restore to the roll the
names of the two senators from South
Carolina. '!
When asked if the result of this
action would be the recognition of
either of the senators to either vote
or speak, Senator Frye replied that it
would not and that that was a ques?
tion which must be decided by the
senate. He declined, however, to state
how the question would be brought to
the attention of the senate.
Inquiry in other quarters developed
the fact that there had been a confer?
ence of the Republican leaders in Sen?
ator Aldrichs' committee room during
the forenoon, and that the extent of
Senator Frye's ruling, and especially
its far-reaching effect, not only in this
case, but as a precedent, had been very
exhaustively discussed, the conclusion
being that the. action of the president
pro tem. in striking the names of the
South Carolina senators from the roli ?
and his refusal of a request to have
their names called was beyond preced?
ence in the senate and not entirely
On this account it was decided that
this particular phase of the question
should be imniedately taken up by the
committee on privileges and ejections.
Senator Burrows, who is chairman
of that committee, was called into the
conference and the details of carrying
out the plan were intrusted to him.
It was decided that a resolution should
be formulated providing for the tem?
porary suspension of the two senators
and that his resolution should be pass?
ed upon by Mr. Burrows' committee
and presented to the senate as soon as
possible after the convening of that
body tomorrow. The general opinion
of the senators present was that the
South Carolina men should be punish?
ed to some extent for the altercation
of Saturday and the senators' present
were quite agreed that suspension
would be the most practicable and
reasonable form of inflicting this pun- j
ishment. Five days was suggested as a
reasonable time for the suspension and i
there was some suggestion that Sena?
tor Tillman, should be given a some
what longer suspension than his col?
league. The question of time, was
however, left indefinite, the under?
standing being that this should be
determined by the committee.
Immediately after this conference
Senator Burrows issued a call for a
meeting of his committee tomorrow
morning. In response to questions
Mr. Burrows said he could make no
explanation of the purpose of the
meeting beyond the general statement
that the question of privilege con?
nected with the conduct of the South i
Carolina senators would be taken up
for investigation.
The DemocrCtic senators also spent
the day in a general discsusion
among themselves of the situation
They were unanimous in their
characterization of Senator Frye's
ruling as aribtrary, and announced |
their purpose to resist by prolong- I
eddebate if necessary any further ?
efforts to enforce the ruling, j
Senator Turner, acting for his Demo- j
eratic colleagues, prepared a resolu?
tion declaring it to be "the sense of
the senate that the names of Senators
Tillman and McLaurin should be!
restored to the senate roll" and in ad?
dition asserting that those two sena?
tors are "entitled to vote on all
?nestions coming before the senate. "
!his resolution may not be pressed
owing to the action of the majority.
? The Republican members of the
senate committee on privileges and
elections were in consultation during
the afternoon over the resolution
which it was proposed to bring to the
attention of the senate tomorrow
through the committee providing for
the suspension of the two South Caro
liona senators. Nono of the senators
present at the conference would con
sent to disclose the details of the:
proceedings, but it is learned in
general way that considerable dont
was expressed by some of the membei
as to the regularity of the suggeste
proceedings, some of the senatoi
holding that the suspension of sen?
tors by the senate itself would be sui:
ject to criticism. The feeling w?
quite* general that the problem is
difficult and intricate one and th
opinion was expressed that it woal
be impossible to formulate a line c
action that would be put into execr.
tion at so early a date as to-morrow
Senators Burrows and Foraker wei
appointed a sub-committee to consu]
authorities and suggest a form of prc
ceeding either in iine proposed or o
other ilnes.
mam ? ? mm
Proper Procedure in Tillman-Mc
Laurin Case is Worrying Astute
Washington, Feb. 21.-The meetin;
of the senate committee on privilege
and elections this afternoon did no
result imsuppliyng any solution of th
difficulty that the senate i
in in connection with th
Tillman-MeLaurin matter. Th
Kepnblican members of the com
mittee rf rankly confessed that the,
had not been able to formulate ? schem
which would relieve the situation
and after less than an hour's discus
sion they asked that the committe
should adjourn until 2 o'clock thi
afternoon, the understanding beinj
that the senate should adjourn afte
a brief session and thus give the com
mittee an opportunity to consider thi
important question jvhich most sena
tors look upon in its present shape a
a stumbling block in the way of al
other legislation.
The meetirg of the committee wa
marked by the best of feeling on th?
part of all the members and all agree?
readily to a preliminary suggestioi
by Chaiman Burrows, that the ques
tion- should be approached from ;
purely non-partisan standpoint becaus?
of its general importance. It wa
evident, however, that the Democrat:
were inclined to apprehend somi
effort at political advantage on : th?
part of the Republicans and the chan
nel through which they expected th ii
manifestation soon became evident
when Senator Foraker made the sug
gestion that there shouM be a severe:
degree of. punishment meted out t(
Senator Tillman than to Senator Mc
Laurin. Senator Dubois ?met thi;
suggestion with a positive negative,
and when the suggestion was after
wards made that Senator Tillmar
should be called upon to prove befon
the committee the charge which hi
had repeated in the senate that his
colleaarue had yielded to undue influ
ence there was a hint that if this mat?
ter should be entered upon some sena
5?ors would insist upon the reopening
of the charges cn file in the commit
tee in connection with the election o;
other senators, which charges have
never been*disposed of.
During the morning meeting of the
committee Senator Bailey notified the
Republican members that the Demo?
crats would not submit to the adop?
tion of a resolution suspending the
South Caroi?na senators. He said he
agreed that they should be punished
for their breach of the peace in the
presence of the senate but he was sat?
isfied that the Democrats would no?
submit to any proceeding which would
j deprive a State of representation.
Some of the Republican members o?
the committee replied that they agreed
as to the unwisdom and impractica?
bility of proceeding by way of sus?
pension. While no positive statement
of policy was made from the Republi?
can side there was enough said to lead
to the conclusion that the proposed
resolution for suspension has been
abandoned and that the punishment
suggested will be in the form of cen?
sure. Indeed some of the Republican
members of the committee say that
this is pactica?ly the only course open
to *tbem. The Republicans, however,
will contend for more severe rebuke
co Mr. Tillman than shall be adminis?
tered to Mr. McLaurin and the Dem?
erath will resist this discrimination.
That is now the point of greatest
The committee on privileges and
elections continued its consideration
of the Tillman-McLaurin episode dur?
ing the afternoon, but reached no con?
clusion beyond deciding to refer the
entire matter to a sub-committee and
to meet again on Friday to consider
any recommendaton made by the sub?
committee. The afternoon session
lasted, three hours, and after the
Democratic members took their depar?
ture at 5 o'clock the Republicans con?
tinued the discussion. The afternoon
meeting was devoted to a general ex?
change of view. No vote was taken
on any proposition : indeed, no propo?
sition was made by either the majority
or the minority. There was entire
agreement on the one point that both
the South Carolina senators should be
punished, but there was disagreement
on the details of punishment as well
as on the degree of it.
The senators had before^them full
reports of the speeches of both the
senators making careful comparison of
their language. Each member also
was provided with a copy of the con?
stitution and of the rules of tho sen?
ate, and these as well as the establish?
ed parliamentary authorities were con?
sulted freque**ly.
A half dozen different suggestions
were made as to modes of punish?
ment, including suspension and cen?
sure by the senate, and censure with j
the added requirement of further !
j apologies from the offenders. There j
' also was a continued discussion of the j
j relative punishment of the two men.
I Most of the Republican members of
j the committee hold that to Senato
' Tillman should be awarded a morr
severe form of rebuke than to Senator
McLaurin, while the Democrats do
not generally concede there should be
Senator Bailey spoke at length
from the speech made by Senator
Tillman which provoked the reply of
Senator McLaurin, contending that it
did not make a specific charge of brib
ary. The Democrats also held, out
stiffly against all suggestions looking
to the suspension of the privileges of
the senators as an attack on the rights
of the State they represent, rather
than on the senators themselves.
When the committee adjourned its
members professed to be hopeful that
an unanimous agreement would be
reached, but they were not so hopeful
as they had been when the noon recess
was taken. The proceedings were not
of a character to permit of any definite
conclusion as to what the result would
be, though so far as they went they
indicated censure as the form of pun?
ishment more likely to be recommend?
ed. Some of the Republicns, how?
ever, are-holding out for a more pro?
nounced rebuke to Senator Tillman
than could be given in any verbal
reprimand. The sub-committee ap?
pointed is composed of Senators Bur?
rows, Hoar, Foraker, Republicans, and
Senators Pettus and Bailey, Demo?
crats. This snb-cmomittee will meet
tomorrow afternoon and make an effort
to frame a resolution for the action of
the full committee which will meet
again at 10 o'clock Friday.
What Sub-Committee Has Agreed
On-Suspension Was Abandoned.
Washington, Feb. 27.-The sub-com?
mittee of the senate committee on
privileges and elections which was ap?
pointed yesterday to formulate a
propostion for the proper punishment
of Senators Tillman and McLaurin of
South Carolina for their offense to the
Senate of last Saturday, today practi?
cally concluded to recommend that
the two senators be severely censured
for their conduct and to limit the
punishment to censure. The sub?
committee consists of Senators Bur?
rows, Hoar and Foraker, Republicans,
and Senators Pettus and Bailey, Dem?
ocrats. All were present at the early
part of the meeting but Senator Bailey
was compelled by indisposition to leave
the conference before its close.
Today's meeting was a very harmon?
ious one and little difference of opin?
ion developed. The Republican mem?
bers of the sub-committee did not
themselves contend for a resolution
suspending the two senators but^
represented that there were some
Republican members, of the full
committee who adhere to the opinion
that through suspension only can ade?
quate punishment be meted out to
the offending members. Senator Bev?
eridge is understood to be among the
most strenuous advocates of this form
of proceeding and Senator McComas
is inclined to agree with him. Some
doubt is expressed as to whether they,
will unite in a report limiting the
punishment to censure.
On the other hand some of the Dem
orcatic members made it very plain
that they not only would not agree
in "committee to the reporting of a
resolution of suspension but that if
such a resolution should be presented
to the senate by a majority of the com?
mittee they would resist its adoption
by the senate to the extent of insist?
ing upon prolonged debate. The Re?
publicans, members of the committee,
and also many Republican senators
who are not members of the commit?
tee, have given very serious attention
to this possibility of delay in the sen?
ate, and there is no doubt that it is
having a pronounced influence on the
disposal of the question. They recog?
nize the fact that if so disposed the
minority can obstruct all legislation
for an indefinite time and probably
continue the present session of con?
gress far into the summer. Some of
them also hold the view that censure
is a more severe and certain form cf
punishment than suspension.
These are the reasons which have
led the Republican members of the
sub-committee to agree to a resolution
of censure, and nothing is left to com?
plete the proceedings but to secure
the assent of their Repubilcan col?
leagues who are not members of the
sub-committee. The matter has been
left open for consultation with them,
and while the full committee has been
called to met tomorrow at half past
10 o'clock, the sub-committee will
meet half an hour previous to that
time. This will afford opportunity to
notify the Democrats if there should
be a change of programme.
There has been considerable discus- !
sion of the matter of a differentiation
of the punishment of the two senators,
some of the Republican members
holding out strongly for a more severe
rebuke to Senator Tillman than to
Senator McLaurin, because they hold
that his offense of striking a fellow
senator was greater than that of his
colleague, who gave the provocation to
the blow, but this course has been
practically abandoned so far as the
sub-committee is concerned, and both
will be equally reprimanded. It also
has been virtually decided that no
apology shall be exacted from the sen?
ators, tho reason for eliminating any
requirement of that kind being
found in the ftfet that senators gener?
ally fear such enforced apologies
might not amount to apologies after
? The Democratic members of the
committee have suggested that the
censure should be in very severe lan
gauge, and, if anything, have been
inclined to be mon? caustic than their
Repbulican colleagues. It is tho desire
of all members of the committee to
.ind a cours?? of action that will be ac?
ceptable to tho entire senate, and the
only difficulty now appears to be to
secure the consent of those Republi?
cans who believe the occasion calls for
moro than mere words of rebuke.
The resolution will impose on the
president of the senate the task of
administering the reprimand.
Majority Report Declared Senior Sena?
tor to be the Greater Transgressor.
"Washington, Feb. 28. - Senators
McLaurin and Tillman of South Caro?
lina today were severely censured by
the United States senate.
Immediately after the senate con?
vened today Mr. Burrows, chairman
of the committee on privileges and
elections, to which the McLaurin-Tili?
man controversy had been referred, re?
ported the resolution censure framed
by a majority of the committee. Ac?
companying the resolution was a
report narrating the events which led
up to the fight between the two sena?
tors and setting out the conclusions of
the majority.
A brief statement was presented by
Senators Bailey, Blackburn, Pettus,
Foster and Dubois, Democratic mem?
bers of the committee, dissenting from
some of the conclusions of [the major?
ity. They agreed, however, to the
resolution offered.
A minority report was presented by
Senatqrs McComas, Beveridge and
Pritchard, Republicans, who main?
tained that the adoption of a resolu?
tion of censure was not sufficient pun?
"Practically there was no debate on
the resolution, although Mr. Gallinger
and Mi*. Platt of Connecticut, made
it evident in brief statements that the
resolution was not quiet satisfactory
to them. The resolution was adopted
by a vote of 54 to 12.
When Mr. Tillman's name was call?
ed he added a new sensation to the
proceedings by rising and saying with
ill concealed emotion: "Among gen?
tlemen an apology for an offense com?
mitted under heat of blood is usually
considered sufficient."
At the request of Mr. Burrows the
statement of Tillman was read by the
clerk. Instantly the South Carolina
senator disclaimed any intention of
being offensive to the senate and said
that if they were so considered he
would withdraw them. The chair
(Mr. Frye) said that by unanimous
consent they might be withdrawn, but
Mr. Dietrich of Nebraska, objected.
The incident was closed without
further comment.
When the senate was called to order
today a notably large attendance of
senators was on the floor and the gal?
leries were thronged. Both Senators
McLaurin and Tillman of South Caro
liri?^were in their seats.
Great interest was manifested by
senators on the floor and by spectators
in the galleries in the reading of the
journal which contained the protest of
Mr. Tillman against not being per?
mitted to vote while under thc ban of
the senate's order of contempt.
Mr. Burrows of Michigan, chairman
of the committee on privileges and
elections, presented the following reso?
lution which had been formulated by
that committee.
"That it is the judgment of the
senate that the senators from South
Carolina, Benjamin R. Tillman and
John L. McLaurin, for disorderly
behavior and flagrant violation cf the
rules of the senate during the open
session of the senate on tho 22d of
February, inst.,deserve the censure of
the senate and they are hereby
censured for their breach of the privi?
leges and dignity of this body; and
from and after the adoption of this
resolution the order adjudging them
in contempt of the senate shall be no
longer in force and effect."
Young Tillman by MeLaurin's Side.
j Ben R. Tillman, Jr., a soft voiced,
j clean-limbered athletic young man,
stood at MeLaurin's side while he
was calling Senator Tillman a liar and
was within arm's reach of the junior
Senator when his father jumped im?
petuously over Senator Teller's legs
and landed his fist on MeLaurin's eye.
The young man, whose title to the
privilege of the floor is drawn from
the fact that he is his father's secre?
tary, kept his eye on MeLaurin's
hands. If the junior Senator from
South Carolina had drawn a weapon
he probably would have become a
participant in the fight. As it was,
he merely looked on, thus establishing
his right to be considered a young
man who knows his place. It was a
most remarkable exhibition of self
restraint.-Chicago Chronicle.
McLaurin an Expert Boxer.
When Tillman rushed on McLaurin
the latter had his hands up in the
most approved style of self-defense. He
was the champion amateur boxer of
I the University of Virginia and has
I never lost his interest in the science
I of self-defense. Tillman's hammer
' and-tongs method of fighting, how?
ever, caused him to grow wild in his
blows. Persons who know McLaurin
and his prowess are convinced that if
he had been left alone with his col?
league for five minutes without inter?
ruption or interference he would
have beaten him unmercifully. His
superior skill would have enabled him
to do this. The disparity in their
ages would have counted in McLau
rins' favor. Tillman is fifty-five,
while McLaurin is only forty-two.
Chicago Chronicle.
Seven Years in Bed.
-Will wonders over ceaseV' inquire the
friends of Mrs L Pease of Lawrence. Kan.
They knew she had been unable to leave
IHM- bed in seven years on account of kid
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and general debility : but "Three bottles
of Electric Bitters enabled me to walk."
s!ie writes, "and tn three months ? felt
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sleeplessness, melancholy, fainting and
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He Sends a Plain Telegram to
the President.
Columbia, February 23.-Governor
McSweeney has broken his silence in
the Tillman-Roosevelt incident and
this morning sent a dignified and plain
telegram to President Roosevelt,
which onght to clear the State and
the people at large of further responsi?
bility in the matter.
The telegram to President Roosevelt
reads as follows :
j Columbia, February 28, 1902. ?
President Theodore Roosevelt,
Executive Mansion, "Washington, D.
C. : It was my intention not to have
anything to say about the telegram
sent you by the Hon James H. Till?
man, withdrawing the request for you
to present the sword to Major Micah
Jenkins, but as undue importance and
publicity have been attached to it I beg
to say that the telegram sent you was
not auhtorized by the Sttae, and that
the Lieutenant Governor did not speak
officially for the State or the people
in his action, and his telegram to you
was purely a personal matter, and
neither the State nor the people
should be held responsible in any way
for his attitude.
M. B. McSweeoney, ^Governor.
Stepped Into Live Coals
"When a child I burned my foot fright?
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"which- caused horrible leg sores for 30
years, but Bucklen's Arnica Salve wholly j
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Deadly Avalanche in Colorado.
Teliuride, Colo., Feb. 28.-The most
terrible snow slide ever known in
Colorado caused the deaths of from 35
to 75 men at the Liberty Bell mines
on Smuggler mountain today. Al?
though the scene of the disaster is
scarcely two miles from this town in?
formation is difficult to obtain on ac?
count of the precipitous character of
the roads and the vast amount of snow.
Nearly all the buildings of the Liberty
Bell mine were carried down by the
slide, all the books which show the
number and names of the men employ?
ed being lost, so* tha t the death list
can hardly be known for many hours,
possibly not until the rescuers shall
have removed an immense quantity
of snow, rocks and logs from the
canyon where the victims lie buried.
It "seems that two slides occurred
practically in the same place, the
second burying those who were trying
to rescue the victims of the first.
Buildings were carried down the
mountain side a distance of 2,000 feet
and crushed by tons of snow.
The Exposition Company Acts.
Charleston, Feb. 23.-At >a meeting
of the board of directors of the Ex?
position company tonight, Col. J. H.
Tillman's message to President
Roosevelt was fully discussed and j
the following resolutions uuhnimousiy
adopted :
Resolved, That the president of the
exposition company be and hereby is
requested to communicate at once''with
his excellency, Theodore Roosevelt,
the president of the United States,
and extend to him the cordial greet?
ings and good wishes of this board of
directors, with assurances that we
look forwaid to his promised visit to
the exposition with the greatest pleas?
ure and that he will receive from our
people the warmest welcome.
"Resolved, further, That the presi?
dent be informed that this board of
directors deny any responsibility for
the recent communication made by
Col. J. H. Tillman to President j
Roosevelt and express their utter lack ?
cf sympathy with his action in that
The city council will hold a special
meering tomorrow to tako action in ?
this matter
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New York, Feb. 25.-Among the
passengers who arrived today on thc
steamer Roterdam from Roterdam and
Boulonge were Messrs. Wolmarans and
Wessels, Boer delegates, and Dr. De
Bruyn, secretary of the Boer embassy.
The party will remain in this city
for several days and then proceed to
Baltimore and Washington.
I. Pierpont Morgan Makes a Plea
to the President.
A Washington telegram to the
Dhicago Chronicle [says:
Tremendous pressure is being
Drought to bear upon President Roose?
velt to abandon the proceedings
igainst the merger of the Northern
Pacific and Great Northern railways,
which Attorney General Knox an
lounced will be begun in a few days. '
J. Pierpont Morgan, who, with
fames J. Hill, is the principal pro?
cter of the merger, and Geoge B.
Steele, F. F. Sturgis, L. C. Ledyard
and D. S. Eggleston spent several
hours with the President Saturday
night. They arrived at the White
House at 10 o'clock, and did not leave
tor their hotel until after 1 o'clock
Sunday morning.
The purpose of the conference was to
persuade President Roosevelt to order
the Attorney General not to file the
bill in equity which is to be the basis
Df the proposed action against the
merger under the Sherman anti-trust
act. The arguments which they pre?
sented to the President in support of
their position were twofold.
One was that the merger does not
come within the scope of the Sherman
act, and the other that the action of
the Government had an unsettling
effect upon the money and stock mark?
ets, which might become serious if the
bill in equity being prepared by the*
Attorney General was filed.
The President is reported to have
said to his visitors that the suit would
be begun, and the determination on
its merits left to the courts. He holds
the position that if the merger is
not a violation of the law no harm
can be done in determining the fact
by resort to the proper channels. If
it is a violation of the Sherman act,
it ought to be dissolved.
It is believed in Washington that
as a result of the visit of Mr. Morgan
and his friends, the President's pur?
pose to press the suit with vigor was
somewhat shaken. The ostensible pur?
pose of the visit of the captains of
finance" to Washington was to attend
a dinner which Senator Depew ar?
ranged in their honor, but io was
noticeable that the dinner broke up at
a very early hour and that the ad?
journment to the White House had
evidently been prearranged with the
Attorney General Knox has not indi?
cated when he will be prepared to file
his bill in equity, but at the Depart?
ment of Justice the impression has
been given out that it will be ready
not later than next Tuesday.
A Raging, Roaring Flood
Washed down "a telegraph line which
Chas C Ellis of Lisbon, ia, had to repair.
"Standing waist deep in icy water." he
writes, "gave me a terrible cold and cough.
It grew worse daily. Finally the best doc?
tors m Oakland, Neb, Sioux City and Om?
aha said I had consumption and could not
live. Then I began using Dr King's New
Discovery and was wholly cured by six
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London, February 27.-Tho attack
made by the Boers to rush the outpost
line near Bothasburg, Tansvaal Col?
ony, curing the night of February 23,
was most determined. When the Boers
realized that their attempt to actually
break through the wire fences was
frustrated they crouched beside the
cattle killed by the British fire and
with which the ground was thickly
strewn, and from that defence poured
a heavy fire on the British troops.
The fusillade was steadily returned
and finally the Boers were driven back,
leaving fifteen dead and six wounded
on the field. They also left 170. dead
or wounded horses and the entire herd
of 6,000 head of cattle.
Baltimore, Feb. 25.-Gov Smith has
signed the death warrant and fixed
Friday, April 5th, fo ther execution of
Mary E. Jackson, convicted of pois?
oning her husband by putting arse?
nic in his corn bread. Efforts have
been made by colored men to have the
governor commute the sentence to life
Washington, Feb. 25.-It has been
practically decided that the formal
ceremonies incident to the taking over
of the Danish West Indies by the
United States shall be performed by
the army and it is probable that a de"
tachment of troops will be sent to the
islands from Porto Rico soon after
the ratification of the treaty to raise
the flag and formally take possession
of the new territory. While not defi?
nitely determined, it is stated here
that the islands will be placed with
Porto Rico under the control of Gov?
ernor Hunt.
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