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Kansas Supreme Court Hears an j
FOR RELEASE FROM CUSTODY.
Topcka, July 5. — Ira N. Terrill, an
Oklahoma convict, serving a sentence
in the Lansing penitentiary for mur-
der, pleaded his own case in the su-
im-iiir rumt a . ii«" ic*i ?tt.se from cus
t< Iy. It was an argument <>n an ap-
plication for his release 011 a writ of
habeas corpus. lie was brougnthere
by Warden Jewett to make his plea.
It took him an hour and a half to do it
ami those who heard him were greatly
surprised at the able manner in which
lie presented the ease. 11 «* claimed
that the records at Lansing show that
lie is now confined in prison under
three sentences—two for life and one
for twelve years.
He killed Ceo. \V. lOmbry, at Guthrie
on .lannary 3, 1891, on the government
acre. Kinbry, whom Terrell claimed
was a professional blackmai ler, tried
to beat him out of his homestead by
charging him with being a "sooner.'
At the conclusion of the contest trial,
Terrell and Kinbry met outside the
ianw . -*■- • J ...,11 .
gun, and Terrell killed him. Since
then, Terrell has run the gamut of all
the Oklahoma courts, and some of the
courts of Kansas.
lie was tried in Payne county, Okla-
homa first, and after what he terms an
irregular trial, he was railroaded to
prison for life. He applied for his re-
lease 011 a writ of habeas corpus in the
Kansas supreme court and that tribu-
nal held that he had not been given a
constitutional trial, and he was or-
dered released from prison. Hut the
warden was instructed to return him
to the Oklahoma authorities again for
trial. lie was tried again in Noble
county and sentenced to 12 years. He
took another appeal and the case is
s'.ill hung up in a way that he cannot
get it heard. After his return to Lan-
sing again he claimed to have, found
three commitments for him—two for
life and one for twelve years. lie pro-
duced a lot of documents and letters to
prove that the records of theOklahoma
courts had been falsified and doctored.
Southern Kamtu* Feachei.
Topeka, July 4.—George \Y. Blair,
of Mulvanc, the Kansas peach king,
lias notified the horticultural depart-
ment that he will raise about 2,000
bushels of poaches in his orchard this
your. This is an usually good yield.
The peaches, he says are sounder than
usual. Secretary Karnes of the horti-
cultural department says that Southern
Kansas will raise all the peaches this
year; there will be none raised in the
Northern half of the state.
Warfthip Sent 10 lliiytl.
Washington, July 2.—Acting Secre-
tary of State Hill received a request by
cable from United States Consul Liv-
ingston at Cape llaytieu, for an Amer-
ican warship to protect the interests of
the United States during the present
revolutionary crisis in llayti. Dr. Hill
referred the request to Secretary
Moody and it is understood that orders
will be sent to the gunboat Marietta
at San Juan, Porto Rico, to proceed to
MULTUM IN PARVO.
Much of IntereHt Crowded Into Rmnll
New York, July 7.—The 2,500 clerks
in the New York post office have had
their salaries raised 8100 a year each
at a total cost of 8185,000. There are
to be three hundred more clerks em-
ployed at a cost of 8180,000.
New Orleans.—The Louisiana legis-
ature has made it a penal offense to
use any history of the Spanish war
which does not give Admiral Schley
the credit for the victory over Cervcra.
The use of history partisan to Admiral
Sampson is also prohibited under se-
Manila.—President Roosevelt's am-
nesty proclamation was read at noon
in IOnglish and Spanish from a fla;r
draped stand on the Luncata before a
parade of six thousand Americans and
Paris.—The stewards of the Jockey
club have suspended the license of .I.
KeilT, the American jockey, for ,>,u'
month for striking another jockey at
' THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE. !
' Ccnffreaa I'ny. l «-liciencte to Two Great j
The M-imte "ml tin- lious.. have Pn^i'd nn ni t
runtym# Mtm «..ud, ««« agreement \\un
tic Knw Indians, which limits the rolls or tlm
K. O. Ruthin me, formerly at the hend of the
iM>tal service in Culm and was convicts! of
crime then', lias petitioned congress for a thor-
ough investigation of his case.
! The senate agreed to the conference report
, . „ i)-nci/Uiit i 011 the isthmian canal hill, which passes it.
Washington, July «.—1 resident
which ap- i In the contested ehM'tion case of Horton vs-
1 Butler from the the I:?th Missouri district tlio
s was declared vacant.
'l lie house held a regular session on Sunday
to pay tribute to tile mcMoric* of deceased
Tic Philippine conferees' work is about com-
pleted. This is aeeoninlished by dropping out
parts of tin* measure tluit could only be reached
through prolonged debate and it is t«*11 that
the preservation of no one feature is necessary
to the success us a whole.
Announces Peaco Anrl General
Amnesty For Philippines.
ARMY CORTROL WITHDRAWN.
Roosevelt s proclamat ion,
pears below, was made public simul-
taneously in Manila ami in the Luited
States on the national birthday.
"Whereas, Many of the inhabitants
of the Philippine archipelago were
in insurrection against the authority
and sovereignty of the kingdom of
Spain at divers times from August,
1890, until the eessic 11 of the arehij>e
lago by that kingdom to the United
States army and since such cession
many of the persons engaged in-
surrection have until recently resisted
the authority and sovereignty of the
1 nited States; and
"Whereas, The insurrection against
the authority and sovereignty of the
now at an end and
167th da v.
The Morgan resolution railing on the secre-
tary of state for a statement of the isthmian
canal commission was adopted.
The senate passed bills: To protect seals or
other marine animals, or any tish from the us
of explosive materials : to authorize the censm-
director to compile statistics relating to irriga-
Senator Elkins (Va.) spoke on his resolution
to annex Cuba.
The senate passed a bill giving Rear Admiral
Schley pnv as 011 tin* active list instead of the
retired n,\rr/ vj s pay.
an— •« i'tve l and adopted the confer-
ence report 011 the Philippine government bill.
The features left in the bill were practically
unchanged. (Questions not agreed upon were
tin- bill. With final argument
the Rouen races.
Bombay.—A train on the East Indian United States
railroad near Raiupurha was blown j peace lias been established in all parts
down an embankment by a cyclone, of the archipelago, ex«ipt in the conn
Thirteen persons were killed and Of- j try inhabited by the M010 ttibi.
teen were injured. wh.w. v t - ( tion wns giv
Evans ton, Wyo.—Srfow fell here for | ply: and I position $100,000 to bover deficiencies.
i^t hand the
from noon u
ference report on the
ijt hand the house worked under high pn-ssur
from 110011 until far into the night.
line bill was adopt-
wiiicli this proclamation does not ap- ! ed by a strict party vote. The HutTalo exposi-
w lucli tins j tion was given $0K>,000and the Charleston
•^Ucrcas, During the course of the
! s—Kiirrcction, against the kingdom of'
j s'pain and against the government of j
i United States persons engaged therein, |
I or those in sympathy with and abet- |
Winnipeg, Man.—The Canadian 1 ting them, committed many acts in
Northern station at St. Jean burned violation of the laws of civilized war-
with a large quantity of freight last | fare but it is believed that such acts
night. Superintendent Hanna blames I were generally committed in ignorance
* —f ' — - iwmrs and in the moun-
tains it lies on the grownd to a orr pvt.
of three to six inches. The mercury
fell ti> freezing point. The weather
had cleared on the fourth.
the strikers for setting the fire and lias
offered 82,000 reward for evidence.
Only One lasno.
Charleston, W. Va., July 4.—At u !
well attended meeting of Kanawha
operators resolutions were adopted as
"We will not recognize the organiza-
tion known as the United Mine Work-
ers of America, believing, as we do,
that recognition of the order would
injure, seriously, the interests of the
operators and miners of West Virginia.
"The recognition of the United Mine
Workers being the real and only issue
involved iti the present strike, we de-
clare the same is not a proper subject
for arbitration, and we will not arbi-
trate that issue."
of those laws and under orders issued
by the civil or military insurrectionary
"Whereas, it is deemed to be wise
u-nd humane in accordance with the
beneficent purposes «>f the government
of the United States toward the Fili-
pino people and conducive to peace,
order unci loyalty among them that
the doers of such acts who have not
already suffered punishment shall not
be held criminally responsible, but
shall be relieved from punishment for
participation in these insurrections and
for unlawful acts committed during
the course thereof, b}* a general am-
nesty and pardon;
"Now, therefore be it known, That
I, Theodore Roosevelt, president of the
United States, by virtue of the power
(.urgent Cotton Mill.
Topeka, July 7.—Several well-known
men of Topeka are interested in the
largest cotton mill in the world, which
is to be built in Kansas City. Among
the directors are John K. Mill vane,
Joab Mulvane, A. A. Robinson and
Edward Wilder. The mill was pro-
moted by Witten McDonald, formerly
editor of the Kansas City Times. The
mill will have 4,000 employes and a
pay roll of $-',450,000 a year. The com-
pany is capitalized at §10,000,000.
Much Iiidlnn l.rgUlntion.
Washington, July 4.—During the
two last weeks of congress there was
much Indian legislation. Mr. Curtis,
of Kansas, had direct charge of all the
Indian bills in the house. Secretary
Hitchcock showed his appreciation of
the important part which Mr. Curtis
took this week by thanking him per-
sonally for his efforts and co-operation
with the department in furthering
important legislation of this charac-
Indian Territory Town Lots. and authority vested ill me by the con-
Ardmore, July 2.—Advices received stitution, do hereby proclaim and
from Washington state that the house declare, without reservation or condi*
committee on Indian affairs agreed to tion except as hereinafter provided, a
modify the townsite provisions in the ! full and complete pardon and amnesty
new Indian agreement so that all lots to all persons in the Philippine archi-
improved at the time of tli2 ratification I pelago who have participated in the j engaged in the manufacture of knit
Interested in Kansas Hanks
Amsterdam, N. Y., July 2.—John D.
Mood, a prominent manufacturer of
this place, is dead, aged 1)1.' For many
years he owned the largest broom fac-
tory in the United States, which in
l^'i" he sold to the American Jiroom
company. Since that time he has been
Aikoian Fines an I'M it or.
101 Dorado, Kans., July 5. — X. It.
f itly, editor of the Augusta Journal,
has been fined $10 and costs for con-
tempt of court for having criticised
Judge Aikman for not granting a
change of venue for Jessie Morrison at
her recent trial for the murder of Mrs.
Castle. Judge Aikman assessed a light
fine upon the editor's promise to pub-
lish an apolopy.
■took Island's New Scheme.
Tokcka, July 7.—The Rock Island
has arranged to put in another con-
necting link. A branch road is to be
built from Hutchinson, 011 the El Paso
line, to Kechi, a small station about
ten miles north of Wichita <111 the Fort
Worth line. The Hutchinson & Ar-
kansas City Railroad company has
been chartered with a capital of $50,000
to construct the road. The road will
r in from Hutchinson to Kechi along
the northern bank of the Arkansas
Million I .oh t From Flood.
St. Louis, July 2.—A low estimate
placed on the damage wrought within
a radius of J50 miles of Alton, 111., by
the storm of wind and rain is $1,000,-
0 ) . While the farmers are the heaviest
losers the railroads also suffered Se-
verely. In the American bottom fann-
ing district the farmers are ruined.
Danville advices are that crops on
bottom lands arc practically ruined
and fences, small buildings and con-
s: I cable livestock have v>cen carried
of the agreement shall be paid for at
one-half of the appraised value. The
time for the ratification of the agree-
ment is extended for twenty days
after being signed by the president.
Salina 1 toy Won a Vale Prize.
Salina, Kas., July 5. — fid ward A.
Bran iff, who won the John A. Porter
university essay prize at Yale recently
is a Salina boy. He was reared here
but went to Kansas City several years
ago to accept a position on a newspaper
there. After saving enough to put
him through school he entered Yale to
j study forestry. The Porter prize is !
the largest one offered by Yale and
carries with it the annual income of a
fund of $.">,000.
Wind I11 TenneAHee.
Chattanooga, Ten., July !?.—A high
wind did much damage here. The
tents of the soldiers of the Seventh cav-
alry at Chickatnaiiga Park were blown
over and several of the men were pain-
fully hurt. South of Chiekamauga
park J. XV. Sively, a farmer, and two
of his children, were struck by light-
ning and killed.
Death of sn Old Scout.
Guthrie, Okla., July 7. — Rafael Ro-
mero, scout in the Indian wars under
Generals Miles, Custer, Lawton and
Phil Sheridan, died in his Indian camp
near El Reno. He was a member of
the second Colorado cavalry in the !
civil war and honorably discharged
Native of Mexico, he joined the In-
dians and all his life was passed with
them, speaking the Arapahoe, Coman-
che, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Caddo and the
Apache languages. He was with Miles
and Lawton in their long journey
after Geronimo, the Apache Chief.
A Record Flood in Topeka.
Topeka, July 3.—From midnight un-
til six o'clock in the morning nearly
three inches of rain fell in this section.
Many residents along Shunganunga
creek were compelled to abandon their
homes, the water from the creek pour-
ing in over the first floors. Sam liar
rington, a small boy was drowned.
The Kansas river is rising rapidly and
much driftwood is coming down. The
water is within eighteen inches of the
Melan bridge over the Kansas
insurrections aforesaid or who have
given aid and comfort to persons par-
ticipating in said insurrections for the
offenses of treason or sedition and for
atf offenses political in their character
committed in tke course of such insur-
reeti ins pursuant to orders issued by
the civil or military insurrectionary
authorities; or which grew out of in-
goods and brooms,
banking interests in
lie had extensive
Kansas and Illin-
(IOO Spring I amb.s Drowned.
Denver, Colo., July 2.—A special to
the Republican from Greely, Col., says
that that vicinity was visited by a
cloub-burst, which did a great amount
of damage to crops. Six hundred
ternal political fueds or dissensions j spring lambs 011 the ranch of Gill &
among the Filipinos themselves during j Becker, seven miles northeast of
either of said insurrection.
"Provided, Further that any person (
who shall seek to avail himself of this !
proclamation shall take and subscribe |
the following oath before authority in j
the Philippine archipelago authorized 1
to administer oaths, namely:
"I. solemnly swear (or aflirra) |
that I recognize and accept the su- !
preme authority of the United States
of America in the Philippine Islands
and will maintain true faith and alle-
giance thereto, that I impose upon
myself this obligation voluntarily,
without mental reservation or purpose
of evasion. So help me God."
Greely, were driven by the storm into
an irrigating ditch and drowned.
Captured and Executed.
London, July 4.—A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Shanghai, says ti at
the Viceroy Chun reports officially that
lioxer rising in Cze-Cuhen province has
been suppressed and that the leaders
of the movement have been captured
Governor Hliss of Michigan was re-
nominated on the first ballot.
Kansas City Soaked.
Kansas City, July 3.—A heavy soak-
ing rain fell in western Missouri, fol-
lowed by a rising temperature. At
Kansas City and vicinity 3.03 inches of
water fell while at Lexington there
was a downfall of an inch and a quar-
ter. Following the coldest June 111
this part of the state for twenty years,
tlu' indications are for warmer weather.
No reports of serious damage have
been received and it is believed that
conditions as a rule have been favora-
ble in this part of the state.
From Ten Years to Fife.
101 Dorado, Kas., July 2.—The attor-
neys for Jessie Morrison, who was
found guilty of murder in the second
degree, . cd a motion for a new trial.
One of tli« principal reasons for asking
a new trial is that a change of venue
had been refused. Judge Aikman set
the time tor hearing the motion for
iin*t Monday, when it is believed the
motion will be overruled and Miss Mor-
rison formally sentenced. Under the
verdict her punishment can be assessed
at from ten years to life imprisonment.
France Must Confirm Title to Pan-
FRANCE IS WILLING TO ACT.
Washington, July 3.—The cabinet
was engaged at the suggestion of Sec-
retary Hay, in the preparation of meas-
ures to carry out the terms of the isth-
mian canal law. The government
must determine the sufficiency of the
title that can be conveyed to the Uni-
ted States by the Panama Canal com-
pany; a treaty must be negotiated with
Columbia* conferring the necessary
rights, and a technical commission
must be appointod to carry on the ac-
tual work of construction.
It was decided to refer the matter of
title to the attorney general, it being
purely a legal question and recourse
may be had by the latter to the French
courts to secure from some high trib-
unal a satisfactory aflirmatioh of the
sufficiency of title, as the interests in-
volved arc too great to base the title
upon the mere opinion of an individual
lawyer, either French or American.
The attorney general may attempt,
however, to secure from the French
government, directly through the
chamber of deputies, in all probability,
some legislative declaration which
shall have the force of law and effectu-
ally affirm the legality of the acquisi-
tion of the canal property to the Uni-
ted States. It will be necessary for
.the attorney general to send to France
some thoroughly competent person,
who can, if need be, retain local French
talent to aid in his work. The name
of Assistant Attorney Russell has been
suggested as well qualified for such a
po.>t and some or all of the members of
the isthmian canal commission may go
to Paris. Th?rc is some reason to be-
lieve that, while no formal assurances
have been passed, the French govern-
ment has managed to let it be known
to the president that it is willing to do
everything that is necessary to quiet
this question of title.
Senator* go to liuwail.
Washington, July 3.—Acting in ac-
cordance with a resolution recently
adopted by the senate Mr. Foraker,
chairman of the senate commitcee on
Porto Rico and the Pacific islands, has
appointed «*i sub-committee to visit
Hawaii during the recess of congress
for the purpose of making an inquiry
concerning conditions in that territory.
The sub-committee consists of Messrs.
Mitchell, Foster (Washington) Rurton,
Cockerell and Blackburn.
Automobile Mall Service.
San Juan, Porto Rico, July 5.—The
new code of civil and criminal laws
has become effective in the island. An
automobile mail service between this
city and Ponce has been inaugurated.
It is said that the road between San
Juan and Ponce is one of the finest
highways in the world. It was built
by Spanish engineers many years ago.
Annual Coinage Statement.
Washington, July 7.—The annual
coinage statement issued by the direct-
or of the mints shows that during the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1902, the
total coinage executed at the mints of
the United States was §94,526,078, as
follows: Gold, 801,980,572; silver, $30,-
110,309; minor coins $3,429,730. '
Parthquake In Aula. •
London, July 2. — In a dispatch from
Vienna, the correspondent there of the
Daily Express says earthquakes have
occurred simultaneously in twenty
towns of Asia Minor, and that many
houses have collapsed.
Klectrioal .Machine Explodes. .
Topeka, -Inly 7.—An explosion oc-
curred at Dr. Sehofield's office which
broke a $100 plate glass window be-
I sides other numerous windows and
| almost entirely ruined a static eleetri
j cal machine in which the explosion
occurred. The chemicals put into the
machine proved to be the wrong kind
and when the machine was started
they were fcet off by an electrical
spark. The windows were broken,
by the concussion. No one was in-
Perfect Peace ExUts.
Washington, July 3.—The war de-
partment made public the following
interesting report of Governor A. U.
Betts, of the province of Albay, P. I.,
to Acting Governor Luke F. \\ right:
"Perfect peace exists throughout the
province, and at the present writing
there is not a ladrone band 011 the
hills. The work of the constabulary
has been exceptionally satisfactory,
and, as their organization becomes
more perfected, 1 expect them to ren-
der a still better account of themselves."
Louisville, Ky., July 2.—One man
was killed and much damage was done
by a wind storm which swept over the
northwestern section of the city, known
as Portland. At Thirty-first street and
Moreland avenue a part of the car
barns of the city railroad was blown in
and H. H. Rraniham was crushed to
A Cotton Dll Combine.
Muskogee, 1. T., July 7. —111 the pur-
chase of three mills in Indian Territoiy
a New York syndicate is believed to
have secured control of the cotton oil
business in tlie Indian Territory and
Oklahoma. The company now owns
twenty mills, including property at
Muskogee, Checotah, Eufaula, Durant,
Purcell and Chickasha in Indian Terri-
tory, and Chandler, Stroud, Norman,
Oklahoma City and Shawnee in Okla-
homa besides eight mills in northern
Edward Still Improving.
London, July 3.—The steady pro-
gress of King lOdv-ard is fullv main-
tained, and his majesty takes slight
nourishment with keen enjoyment. He
is allowed a light cigar a day. He
evinced the greatest interest in the
arrangements for review of the colo-
nial troops, and he was eager that the
people should be in some way compen-
sated for their disappointment because
of the postponement of the coronation.
The king's grand children are allowed ,
to make him daily visits.
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