Items of Interest

The answer of the State Department to the House resolution calling for information regarding certain charges made by ex-Consul Macrum was transmitted to the House February 21 by the President. It is signed by Secretary Hay. The charge that official messages were opened by the British censor is met by the statement that Mr. Macrum never has made any complaint to the State Department, and the insinuation that a secret treaty exists between the United States and Great Britain is flatly denied.

Lawyers for Governor Taylor and Governor Beckham have agreed upon a judicial solution of the Kentucky crisis. The various suits for injunction brought by both sides are to be combined and taken before Judge Emmett Field of the Jefferson County Circuit Court. He voted for Goebel, but is regarded as the severest and most scrupulous judge in the state.

A Remarkable Event
March 1, 1900

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