Items of Interest

Mr. Bowen, envoy of Venezuela, has had a number of conferences at Washington with the representatives of the blockading Powers. The Powers having claims against Venezuela but taking no part in the blockade have asked for equal footing in the matter of the payment of their claims. This request the blockading Powers are disposed to deny, claiming for themselves preferential consideration. On this attitude France makes the point that such action would put a premium upon war methods rather than peace methods in the collection of indemnities.

The title and rank of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary have been conferred on Baron Speck von Sternberg, who assumes control of the German embassy in the absence of Dr. von Holleben, German ambassador to this country. The Baron presented his credentials to the President Saturday.

The Supreme Court of Lincoln, Neb., in an opinion by Chief Justice Sullivan, declared the reading of the Bible in the public schools of Nebraska to be permissible so long as it does not take the form of sectarian instruction. This is a practical reversal of a previous decision by the same court.

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Christian Science Bill Killed
February 5, 1903

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