Items of Interest

The findings of the military court of inquiry which investigated the treatment alleged to have been accorded to the late Oscar L. Booz, a former cadet at West Point Military Academy, have been given out at the War Department. They are summed up in a letter written by Secretary Root, which accompanies the report. This letter says: "The findings of this court of inquiry, which are sustained by the evidence, show that the statements which led to the convening of the court, to the effect that former Cadet Oscar L. Booz came to his death by reason of injuries received by hazing at the academy, were not true."

General MacArthur notified the Secretary of War in an official dispatch, April 2, that Aguinaldo had voluntarily taken the oath of allegiance to the United States, and had made proposals looking to the surrender of all the insurgent forces. General MacArthur transmitted these proposals to the War Department, and after a Cabinet meeting, instructions regarding them were cabled to Manila, but the specific nature of Aguinaldo's proposition was not made public.

Municipal elections were held in all the larger cities of Kansas, April 2. In many places the issue was prohibition, Mrs. Nation's crusade having aroused the temperance people to demand enforcement of the temperance ticket was overwhelmingly defeated.

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Brotherhood, with the Golden Rule as Guide
April 11, 1901

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