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VOL. 21. NO. 52,
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1901.
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IS NOT AFTER MONEY
But Italy "Wants Protection for Ita Citi
zens Eesiding in America.
OUR LAWS ARE NOT ADEQUATE
The Authorities of that Coontry Appre
rbt the Difficulties Which Oar Sjntem
of (iortrncitnt Entails in Such Mat
ters. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. The Ital
ian government has renewed its ef
forts of late with the authorities in
Washington to have our federal stat
utes so extended as to protect for
eigners in cases arising within the
jurisdiction of states, thus giving a
federal remedy for lynehings and like
affrays directed against Italians, such
as have occurred In Louisiana. Colo
rado and Mississippi. It is the ex
change cf views in this connection
which' recently brought on the dis
cussion in the Italian senate when
Baron Fava interpolated the Italian
premier as to the progress of an ad
justment. Immediately cn the arrival
of the new ambassador, Signor Mayor
des Blances, he took up this ques
tion, which had arisen in connection
with the lynching of several Italian
citizens at Erwin, Miss.
In this connection Signor Mayor
said: "Under the treaty which ex
ists between Italy and the United
States the citizens of each country are
guaranteed the fullest protection while
residing in the other country. In the
case cf Americans residing in Italy,
hey had exactly the same rights,
the same protection, the same re
course to the courts, that Italian sub
jects enjoy. The only exception is in
connection with political rights. In
the case of Italians residing in the
United States the treaty assures them
the same rights and protection giv
en to American citizens. Eut unfor
tunately the expression of the treaty,
so far as It relates to Italians in this
country, is somewhat theoretical, for
under the American system, which
limits the federal authority over
states, the central government is not
able to give effect to the guarantee
laid down by the treaty.
'"We fully recognize the difficulties
of this situation, which has been as
apparent to the statesmen of this
country as they have to those cf Italy.
We have hoped this would bring about
the enactment cf a law which would
permit the federal govenment to car
ry out the guarantees cf 'treaties.
This would be a genuine remedy for
affairs sirailar to those which have
occurred in Louisiana and Mississippi
and would prevent the periodical agi
tation over cases arising in the states.
As these cases arose they would be
assured of attention under the fed
eral, authority with careful regard for
. the execution of treaty obligations.
"Since the recent lynehings at Er
win. Miss., there has been more or
less discussion of the payment of a
money indemnity. But. in the view
of the Italian government, the ques
tion cf indemnity does not enter into
the case. There has been no sugges
tion coming from 113. much less a de
mand for a cash indemnity to the
government. The Italian government
does not seek blood money."
To Cse Hoer Against Hoers.
PRETORIA. Dec. 2S. The forma
tion of a new burgher corps to be
known as national scouts has aroused
gret interest among the surrendered
burghers. In view of numerous meet
ings and applications. General Lord
Kitchener has authorized the creation
of new fresh wings to operate in the
southern and eastern Transvaal under
prominent Boer leaders elected by the
burghers themselves. It is stated
-that much of the recent success of the
'British is due to the co-operation of
Celliers' and Cronje's commands act
ing under General Bruce Hamilton.
Blirlv Will lie Guided.
NEW YORK. Dec. 26. When seen
at his home and informed of his dis
missal from his position in the naval
yard by President Roosevelt, Edward
Stanton Maclay said:
"I have written to the civil service
authorities at Washington, asking for
a formal opinion on this subject. I
shall be guided in my action by the
advice received from this source."
Dnnlap Smith ia Dead.
CHICAGO. Dec. 26. Dunlap Smith,
a leading financier and real estate
dealer of this city, died of pneumonia.
He was the youngest son of -Perry H.
Smith, who was one of Chicago's
wealthiest citizens during the '70s end
tiomex on a Campaign Tour.
f- HAVANA, Dec. 26. According to
telegrams printed In Senor Estrada
V Palma's official organ. General Gomez
is faring badly on his political tour
In favor cf Palma. In the Puerto
Irincipe province his meetings have
broken up, he has been greeted with
shouts of "traitor," and stones have
been thrown at him. General Gomez
was mounted on the same horse he
had used during the war, and is ac
companied by a band and. veterans.
SHAW TOR THE CABINET.
Iowa Governor Is Suggested as Successor
to Secretary Gaj.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. It is an
nounced In official circles that Gov
ernor Leslie M. Shaw of Iowa has
been tendered the office of Secretary
of the treasury to succeed Secretary
Gage. President Roosevelt is waiting
to hear from Governor Shaw about the
matter, and in the event of his re
fusal it is said Myron T. Herrick of
Cleveland will be offered the treasury
portfolio. Senators Allison and Dol
liver have been using their influence
with the president in Mr. Shaw's be
half and in addition numbers cf other
senators have been importuned in
favor of Iowa's executive. Should
Governor Shaw accept the tender this
would give Iowa two representatives
in the cabinet, as James Wilson, sec
retary of agriculture, hails from that
At the Washington office of the As
sociated Press it was said with author
ity that a tender of the office of secre
tary of the treasury to succeed Sec
retary Gage had been made to Gov
ernor Shaw, but it was understood
that no response had been received
from Governor Shaw to the inquiries
RECCRD YEAR fOR SALES
American Agricultural Implements Took
Russia by Storm.
WASHINGTON. D. ., Dec. 23. The
sale of American agricultural ma
chines and implements in Russia dur
ing 1301 was the largest on record,
according to the report of United
States Consul Ilenan at Odesa. Mr.
Henan says the increased tariff ex
acted by Russia on certain American
products in retaliation for the Amer
ican tax on Russian sugar, up to the
date of his report, November 9, had
not made much impression on the Im
peris of those articles, but he adds
that it probably is too early to de
termine the effect of the Russian in
He says that such machines as
harvesters, binders, mowers, reapers
and horse rakes of American make are
so well and favorably known as to
defy serious competition in Russia,
and that there are a number of other
agricultural implements, such as
plows, drills, seeding machines, etc.,
of American make, which are net to
be found in the empire.
MIST LEAVE DEPARTMENT
Historian Maclay Kails to Respond to
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Nothing
has been heard at the navy depart
ment from Historian Maclay in re
sponse to the department request for
his resignation. Under the rules an
employe is allowed three days' grace
in which to show cause why he should
not be dismissed, and although this
rule having been made by the execu
tive authority may be disregarded at
its pleasure, it is believed that Mac
lay will be given a reasonable time
to quit the naval service, for it is
certain that he must go. In line with
the determination already reached to
stop the further discussion of the
Schley case, so far as the executive
branch of the government is convern
ed, the navy department has decided
that it will ignore the reported recent
utterances of Rear Admirals Brown
and Bellknap in the lines of General
Flare for James R. Parker.
ALTOONA. Pa., Dec. 23. James B.
Parker, the negro man who gave Czol
gosz his quietus on the day of the as
sassination of William McKinley,
stopped in Altoona en route to Wash
ington, where he has been summoned
at the instance of Senators Hanna and
Mascn. Arrangements have been per
fected for appointment of Parker to
be senate messenger.
Religious Excitement Causes Snlcide,
SIOUX CITY, Dec. 23. Emma Still
well, aged 20, burned herself to death
while in a fit of insanity caused by
religious excitement. She loosened the
neckband of her dress, poured kero
sene between her clothing and her
body and set fire to the fluid with a
Roosevelt's Holiday Program.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 25.
President Roosefelfs present inten
tion is to remain In Washington dur
ing the holiday week, but he desires
to obtain a respite from official du
ties and will see. only such visitors
as have urgent and important public
business to present.
Asks Withdrawal of Name.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 25. Charles
F. Wenneker, who was nominated for
the position of collector of internal
revenue for the St. Louis district just
before the holiday recess of congress,
but whose nominatoin was not con
firmed, has telegraphed the president
to withdraw his name. Wenneker was
not an avowed candidate for this posi
tion, but was selected by the president
as a compromise between the opposing
factions in Missouri.
ASKS A FORMAL TRIAL
Hachy Disputes Eight of Discharge
HE APPEALS TOR A HEAP.JXG
Secretary Long Intimates that Mutiny
Will Be Sumarily Removed if lie Re
fuses to Obry President's Order to
Leave Ills Position.
NEW YORK. Dec. 23. Edgar Stan
ton Maclay, whose connection with the
Schley case led President Roosevelt
to request his resignation as special
laborer to the navy, made formal de
mand for trial today by usual naval
procedure. He averred that his case
came under the civil service law and
that he could not be dismissed with
out formal charges, trial and convic
tion. The request for his resignation
was sent to him by Rear Admiral Bar
ker, commander of the navy yard at
Brooklyn.a nd he replied at once by
letter, formally setting forth his posi
tion. Discussing the case Maclay said:
"The president cannot have me dis
missed under the law, as I see it. I
do not see how he can force me ct.
"I am protected by the civil sevice
laws enacted by congress, whose en
actments the president is bou;id to
execute. I do not know pos'tively,
but I believe that my position under
the civil service furnishes me a com
plete protection so long as 1 violate
no rules of the service, and that I
have not done, and that I have so
stated in my letter to the command
ant in answer to the reqvest -for my
"No, I did not say that the presi
dent is as bad as the czar of Russia.
I have done nothing more than write
the commandant and ask that charges
be preferred against me, and I will
do nothing more just now. I have
not been suspended, and am working
here today as I have been doing for
fifteen montbs. I have tried to do
my duty here and have broken no
rules, and shall simply stand by my
rights more for the principle of the
matter than anything else, for my po
sition hee pays me very little, and is
chiefly valuable because of the experi
ence and Information it affords me as
material for my books."
Rear Admiral Barker forwarded
Maclay's letter to Washington.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 25 Secretary
Long said tonight that he had not re
ceived the reply of Mr. Maclay to the
request for his resignation. Pending
its receipt the secretary said he did
no'; wish to enter into a discussion of
th(, matter for publication.
In his informal discussion of the
matter today Secretary Long made it
perfectly plain that the president's
intentions in regard to Maclay would
be carried out regardless of the lat
ter's declaration that ha is protected
by civil service rules. It is expected
if he does not resign he will be re
GERMANY HAS CLEAR TRACK
Attention Called to the Position of the
NEW YORK, Dec. 23. A dispatch
to the Herald from Berlin quotes the
Vossische Zeitung as follows upon the
question of the Venezuelan claims:
"The matter can certainly be arranged
without coming into conflict with the
United States. We have only to recall
the memory of the words of the re
cent presidential message in which
Mr. Roosevelt used these expressions:
" 'We do not guarantee any state
against punishment If it misconducts
itself, provided that punishment does
not, take the form of acquisition of
territory by any non-American power.'
"It will be remembered that two
weeks before that message the Ger
man representative in Washington
had delivered a very precise message
from Emperor William to the effect
that Germany had no intention of ac
quiring land either in South America
or in the .West Indies.
"Therefore, the relations between
"Germany and America upon that point
are the clearest possible, and it can
not be difficult to assert the demands
of Germany In Venezuela."
Bill Letter Has No fcffeet.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 23. Attorney Gen
eral W. B. Douglass, in an interview,
states that the published letter of J.
J. Hill, in explanation of recent trans
actions In the stocks of western rail
roads and the purposes of the North
ern Securities company, would not in
any way influence the action which
has been contemplated by the state
officers of Minnesota. Attorney Gen
eral Douglass declined to discuss the
matter of the letter at this time.
Alger in Good Condition.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 23. Dr.
Longyear, attending surgeon on Gen
eral R. A". Alger, stated this evening
that the general's condition was
good. "His pulse is 76 and his tem
perature is less than 100 and he is
very cheerful," said the doctor. : "The
general says that he feels better to
night than he has for some time."
continued Dr. Longyear, "and I have
no apprehension at present of a
change for the vorse."
CHINA SHOWS BOLD ER0NT
Russia Learns that She Is Expected to
Modify Her Demands.
PEKIN, Dec. 24. The first discus
sion of the Maricliurian treaty between
Paul Pessar, the Russian minister here
and the Chinese plenipotentiaries.
Prince Ching and Wang Wen Shao, oc
curred here yesterday. Prince Chine
and Wank Wen Shao displayed much
less compliance with the Russian pol
icy than had the late Li Hung Chang.
They urged the following substantial
First The stipulation of an early
date for the withdrawal of all Russian
troops from Manchuria, except the
railway guard, the number of which
should be limited.
Second They opposed the para
graph restraining China from increas
ing the number of her troops in Man
churia without consulting Russia, con
tending that China must be at liberty
to maintain whatever force was neces
sary in Manchuria to preserve order
Third They request that an early
date be fixed for returning the new
Chwang-Shan-Wai-Kwan railway and
the considerable reduction of the in
demnity claimed by the Russians for
repairing and maintaining the rail
way. Fourth The Chinese plenipotentiar
ies opposed giving Russia a monopoly
of future mining concessions in Man
churia. Prince Ching has received a long
telegram trom Chang Chi Tung, vice
roy of Hah Kow, exhorting him to
maintain the sovereignty of Man
churia. NOTED ANARCHIST ARRESTED.
Italian Police Have Apprehended an Al
leged Old-Time Offender.
ROME, Dec. 24. The police here
have arrested a notorious anarchist of
the name of Calcagno, who has just
arrived from the United States. He
has been sentenced several times fcr
anarchist crimes and several months
ago was sent into forced domicile on
one Island of the penal settlements,
from which he escaped. Soon after
ward, however, he made his way to
New York. His audacious action in
venturing to return to Italy alarmed
the police, who took it far granted that
he was bent on some desperate en
terprise. The only document found on
him was a list of addresses, which
was apparently a copy of one he had
left la New Yoik to enable his friends
to communicate with him. The dis
quieting point was the Calcagno man
aged to enter Italy unchallenged. He
was comfortably lodged in Rome when
he was recognized by a detective, in
whose hands he had been on several
ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH
United States and Germany Preparing
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. A Brussels
correspondent says the interval be
tween now and January 6, when the
sugar conference reassembles, will be
utilized for an interchange of views
between the various governments on
the result of the meeting already held.
So-called authorized statements re
garding the position of the negotia
tions are officially denied. The Bel
gium agriculturists, who depend chiefly
on beet root, have addressed a. petition
to the chamber of deputies, praying
the government to redeem its pledge
to distribute among the producers the
surplus receipts of the sugar excise
duties above a specified sum.
The Paris correspondent of the
London Times says it is semi-officially
stated that the sugar conference has
accepted a preconceived plan and is
EETE DAY Of JOSE RIZAL
Filipino School Children Pay Tribute to
MANILA, Dec. 24. The public
schools of Vigan in Ilocos, province in
Luzon, have celebrated the fete day
of Jose Rlzal, the f'ilipino patriot, who
was shot by the Spaniards. Seven
hundred school children marched" in a
procession and were addressed by the
governor of the province, who told
them to kiss and bless the American
flag, which brought them that liberty
for which Rizal had died.
The United States" army transport
Meade has arrived here. She reports
having met a terrific typhoon Decem
ber 13 and 15, which did some damage
to her boats and flooded the cabins
and the hospital quarters, causing
great alarm to those on board.
Dewet Fights a Battle.
HARRISMITH, Dec. 24. The first
fight in which General Dewet has fig
ured for some time, it is reported at
Lanberg, December 18. It Is consider
ed rather a fiasco, in the light of the
recent reports regarding the noted
general's rejuvenated commando. De
wet, with 800 men and two guns,
clashed with Generals Dartnel and
Campbell. After a four-hour's fight
the Boers drew off with a loss of four
killed a&d twenty wounded. "
WANTS A GOOD EXHIBIT I
Thurston Anxious to See Nebraska Well
Represented at St Louis.
FAVORS A SUBSCRIPTION FUND
Thinks It Unfortunate that the Legisla
ture Did Not Make an Appropriation
Two Vears Ago At Least 810O.OOO
Should be Raised.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24.--Hon. John
M. Thurston, national commissioner of
the St. Louis world's fair, is deeply in
terested in the plans for an exhibition
from Nebraska, which state he repre
sented in the United States senate for
six years, for the Louisiana Purchase
exposition. The Nebraska legislature
will not meet again until January,
1903, and no appropriation has been
made for a state building or exhibit at
the St. Louis exposition. An effort is
being made to raise funds by subscrip
tion for the purpose, with the under
standing that the legislature that
meets in 1903 will make a suitable ap
propriation. Senator Thurston Is
lending every encouragement to the
men who are promoting this plan of
securing funds. To a party of Ne
braskans Senator Thurston said:
"It is unfortunate that the proper
legislation was not enacted two years
ago, but the fact that this was not
done is all the more reason for united
action in that direction now. I would
have no hesitancy if I were ia Ne
braska to advance money for the pres
ent needs, as I am certain that the
next legislature will make suitable
provisions. Nebraska is one of the
great states which were carved out of
the Louisiana purchase, and she cannot
afford to be represented in a manner
not in keeping with the showing that
is certain to be made by other states.
There should be at least 5100,000 raised
for the exhibit. No amount smaller
than that will be sufficient."
Referring to the request of Mr.
Gage, secretary of the treasury, for an
appropriation of $800,000 for a govern
ment exhibit and for $200,000 for en
larging the government building. Sen
ator Thurston said:
"The recommendation cf Secretary
Gage should be promptly enacted into
law. The United States is biff enough
to ha7e the biggest exhibit that will
be at any exhibition in which it par
ticipates, but this will not be the case
unless the additional appropriations
are made for the government's part in
the St. Louis world's fair. The scope
end plan of the fair are ou such a
scale that, with the money already
appropriated for the building, the gov
ernment could be easily eclipsed by
other exhibits and buildings which
have been decided upon. The amount
asked for the exhibit, $800,000, will be
none too large, no matter how care
fully expended, for the preparation cf
en exhibit in keeping with the great
ness of the nation. The exhibits from
the Philippines, Guam, Porto Rico and
other new possessions should be a fea
ture, no matter what the expense of
securing it may be. It will be the first
opportunity fcr any considerable num
ber of our people to learn in a manner
second only to a personal visit, of ttie
islands and their people, their customs
and modes of living. There should be
no delay in passing the increased ap
propriation asked, and I believe there
will be none."
Warship Will He Sent.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 24.
There were no advices to the state de
partment from Venezuela yesterday,
where a rebellion has developed
against President Castro. The officials
here are being kept advised of the
events in that country and a United
States war vessel will be kept within
roach, so it can be dispatched to Vene
zuelan waters t look out for American
interests. In this case one of the
North Atlantic squadron, probably the
battleship Indiana will be utilized.
lit is No Vassal cf the Sultan.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 24. It is
reported from Basra, Asiatic Turkey,
that the commander of a British gun
boat has removed the Turkish flag
from the residence of Marabouk, the
sheik of Kowyte, and replaced it by
Marabou k's own flag, in token of his
8. C. Cromwell Dead.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. S. C.
Cromwell, a native of Washington,
and for twenty years one of the best
known newspaper men ' here, died,
aged 41 years. He leaves a widow and
Will Not Hart the Canal.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. The ad
ministration is not concerned over the
statement in a Managua dispatch that
the German government under certain
concessions to a steamship company
claims Juan river and Lake Nicaragua,
which form part of the proposed isth
mian canal. This alleged claim, it is
understood, will not embarrass pend
ing legislation for the construction ol
the canal, as its settlement is a ques
tion for the Nicaraguaa government, .
NEW DISCOVERY IN SCIENCE
Physicians Antiseptics for Yarloas Intes
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 23. Keen
Interest has been aroused in the med
ical profession here by reports of a
discovery of unusual importance at
the bacteriological laboratory of the
University of Michigan. It is stated
that experiments by Dr. Frederick G.
Novy, and Prof. Paul C. Freer, chem
ist, have produced what is believed to
be an antiseptic for such intestinal
disease as cholera, typhoid fever and
The preparation has been tried with
success in experiments on small ani
mals previously inoculated with In
testinal diseases and during the last
week five medical students have been
undergoing a course of experiments
with the preparation. It is stated that
they were restricted to a diet of ster
ilized milk, being treated in the mean
time with the new preparation and
that repeated chemical analysis during
the period showed the utter destruc
tion of the internal poisons. Dr.
Novy and his colleagues "positively
decline to discuss the reported dis
covery. CONDITIONS ARE HOPEFUL
Kzcept Samar, Turbulent Provinces Will
MANILA,. Dec. 23. General Chaffee,
in talking with the correspondent of
the Associated Press on the situation
here, said he considered conditions
hopeful and that by the end of Feb
ruary all the turbulent provinces will
be pacified. General Chaffee excepts the
island of Samar, however, which will
probably require some months longer.
There the situation demands a policy
of rigid starvation and the giving of
food only to those who surrender or
who stay in the towns.
The closing of the ports In La Guna
and Batangas provinces. In Luzon, has
had a most salutary effect, as the meas.
ure has resulted in touching the pock
ets of the Manila Filipinos who have
been aiding the insurgents. The for
mer are now anxious for peace and
are working to that end. In order to
hasten matters these Filipinos will co
operate with the forces under General
Bell in Batangas and Laguna.
CONTRACT E0R B G BRIDGE.
WtuJik't Will le Ih.rd Longest of the
Kind in the World.
PITTSBURG, D"c. 23. The Ameri
can Bridge company has secured the
contract for the steel superstructure
of the Wabash railroad's big canti
lever bridge over the Ohio river at
Mingo Junction. The amount of the
contract is over $000,000 and the stip
ulation is made that the work be com
pleted before January 1, 1903. The
whole cost of the bridge will be $1,
000,000. Only two bridges of the kind
in the world are greater than this, the
one over the Firth of Fourth, Scot
land, which is the largest, and the
Wabash company's bridge over the
Monongahela river at Pittsburg, now
Mrs. How.er Sees Governor.
LINCOLN. Dec. 23. Mrs. Mary Bow
ser of Omaha, who was owner of the
sod house at the Trans-Mississippi ex
position and later presided over a sim
ilar establishment at the Buffalo expo
sition, is making an effort to secure
recognition from the Nebraska com
mission for the Louisiana Purchase
expositoin. She called on Governor
Savage and proposed a plan by which
she hopes to assist in making the Ne
braska exhibit all that is desired by
the governor. Consideration will be
given her effort, but it is not likely
that any contract will be made for a
repetition of the sodhouse feaTure in
connection with the state's exhibit.
Serious Aspect Passed.
WASHINGTON. D. ,C, Dec. 23. It
is stated by those familiar with the
progress of the controversy between
Argentina and Chili that the affair
has passed its serious aspect, and that
the present negotiations assure a sat
Depew to Marry Die. S8.
LONDON, Dec. 23. The wedding of
Senator Chauncey M. Depew, who ar
rived at Plymouth December 20, on
the North German steamer Kaiser
William der Crosse, and Miss May
Palmer, has now been fixed for De
cember 28 at Nice.
Long Makes Strong Den 111.
WASHINGTON,- Dec, 23. Secretary
Long's attention having been, called
again tonight to reports that he con
templated resigning from the cabinet,
he again authorized an emphatic de
nial that such was not the case.
- Eewell Makes Progress.
. CAMDEN, N. J.. Dec. 23. United
States Senator William J. Sewell con
tinues to rest comfortably at his borne
in this city. His physicians say be
shows a slight improvement.
Arso Mill to Resume. '
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Dec. 23.
The Argo. starch factory will resume
operations January 1 in accordance
.with1 instructions received from the
National Starcii compaayl.
WIPED OFF THE SLATE
Secretary Long Writes that tit Scale
Case is at an End.
APPROVES THE COLRT'S FINDINGS
A Kehearlng Is Denied the Admiral,
Therefore the Matters Rests The Ap
peal of Attorneys for eainpsoa Like
wise Ruled Oat.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Secretary
Long has disposed finally of the
Schley case so far as the navy de
partment is concerned by acting upot
the findings and conclusl-as of the
court of inquiry.
He approves the findings of facts
and the opinion of the full court; he
approves the majority opinion where
there Is a difference in the court; he
holds that the court could not have
entered In to the question of com
mand at the battle of Santiago, and
finally he accepts the recommendation
that no further proceedings shall Ut
The secretary also has declined the
application of Admiral Sampson's
counsel to enter upon an inniiry into
the question of command and bee no
tified Admiral Schley's counsel of thxt
fact as a reason for declining to !iar
them on that point.
Secretary Long's approval of th
majority report was as follows:
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. 19 I.
The department has read the tit!
mony in the case, the arguments oC
counsel at the trial, the court's fnd-,
ings of fact, opinion and recomn .n
dation, the individual memorandum of
the presiding member, the states ?nt
of exceptions to the said findings an'V
the opinion by the applicant, the re
ply to said statement by the Ja.ige
advocate of the court and his assist
ant and the briefs this day submitted
by counsel for Rear Admiral Samp
son traversing presiding member's
view as to who was in command at
the battle of Santiago.
"And after careful consideration the
findings of fact and the opinion of
the full court are approved. As to
the points on which the presiding
member differs from the majority of
the court, the opinion of the majority
is approved. ,
"As to t'.ie further expression'
of his views by the Fame member
with rt'gard to the quetioris cf com
mand on the morning of July 3, W.
and cf the title to credit for the en
suing victory, the conduct of th
court in making no finding and ren
dering no opinion on those questions
is approved indeed it could with pro
priety take no other course, eviiVtn e
cn these questions during the inc il t ;
having been excluded by th court.
"The department reconls its a) pr
ommendation cf the court that no far
ther proceedings be bad In the pr tn
ises. "The department records Is apsi -ciation
of the arduous labors of fj
whole court. JOHN D. LONG.
"Secretary of the Navy. '
The text of the secretary's letter t
Admiral Sampson's attorneys is as fol
lows: "Navy Department, Washington. I.
C. Dec. 20, 1901. Gentlemen: In view
of the department's approval, this
day, of the recommendation of the
court cf inquiry, in the case of Rear
Admiral Schley, that no further pro
ceedings be had. and of the fact that
tb rjuestion of ,command was ex
cluded from consideration by the
court, the department will take no ac
tion upon the brief filed by you in
behalf of Rear Admiral William T. .
Sampson. Very respectfully.
"JOHN D. LONG. Sretary.
"Messrs. Staton, Campbell and Thiell.
DIFFICULT TO MAKE TERMS.
Federal Authorities Are Still Negotiating
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dee. 23. W.
W. Peet, treatsurer of tte Tarkis 1 mis
slon in Constantinople, and M. Gar
guilo, dragoman of the United States
legation here, arc still at Saionica, en
deavoring to open negotiations with
the brigands who hold captive Miss
Ellen M. Stone and to fix a rendezvous
LONDON, Dec. 23. According to a
Sofia dispatch to the Express an ar
rangement has been made with the
brigands holding Miss Stone captive
and the American legation at Constan
tiuople, under the terms of which the
brigands are to accept $70,000 for the
release of Miss Stone. It is said the
ransom is to be paid on Bulgarian soli
and that Miss Stone is to bs liberated
in Turkish territory.
WASHINGTON, I. C. Dec. 23. W.
J. Spillman of Pullman, Wash., has
bc-en nelectcd to succeed Prof. F. Lat
son Scribner as the agrostologlst ol
the department of agriculture.
Protectorate Cer Tripoli.
VIENNA, Dec. 23. The Allgemelne
Zeitung asert that France and Italy
have concluded a formal treaty which
enables Italy to declare a formal pro
tectorate oex Tripoli,
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