Items of Interest

The United States Senate passed the West Point appropriation bill on February 6. The following anti-hazing provision was made a part of the bill: "That the superintendent of the Military Academy shall make such rules, to be approved by the Secretary of War, as will effectually prevent the practice of hazing; and any cadet found fuilty of participating in or encouraging or countenancing such practice shall be summarily expelled from the Academy and shall not thereafter be reappointed to the corps of cadets or be eligible for appointment as a commissioned officer in the army or navy."

The President made a number of appointments of army officers last week, of which the following were of most importance: To be lieutenant-general, Major-General Nelson A. Miles. To be major-generals, Brigadier General Samuel B. M. Young; Colonel A. R. Chaffee (major-general of volunteers). To be brigadier-generals, Captain Leonard Wood (assistant-surgeon, U. S. A.: major general, U. S. V.: governor-general of Cuba); Brigadier-General Frederick D. Grant.

The President has re-nominated Carroll D. Wright for United States labor commissioner for another term.

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Radiance of the Sun
February 14, 1901

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