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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
WEATHER POEECAST-
LARGEST MORNING
CIRCULATION.
Unsettled; rain to-night or to
morrow; slightly wanner.
NO. 1650.
WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1811. TWELVE PAGES.
ONE CENT.
PRESIDENT TAFT THROWING OUT FIRST BALL.
THOUSANDS SEE
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TownsDeYastatedin Missouri
and Oklahoma.
THEEE STATES STRICKEN
Millions of Dollars of Property
Destroyed.
Fonnel-llkc "Wind Descended TVIth
ont Wnrnlngr Schoolhotuen Un
roofed and Many Pupils Injnred
All Wire Down-Four Hundred
Bomelcn In Bljthenrt Only
Single House Standing.
St. Louis, April 12. At least a
score of persons were killed, hun
dreds were injured, and inestimable
damage done to property by a tor
nado which swept from Missouri
through the southeastern corner of
Kansas and into Oklahoma this
afternoon
TOWi IS UIISinOlED.
Eisht pe-sons were killed and twenty
five Injured at B'gheart. OKIa , a town on
the Midland Vallej Railroad, in the Osage
nation The entire town -was devastated
Scared a single home of the 400 inhab
itants remains standing, according to
n'essaccs received late to-night from
those- aboard relief trains which ivent
from Pawhuska and .Want
The town of Htlng. twentv-flve miles
north of Topek,, was wipd out.
More than thirty persons were injured
and upward of tlxtv houses blown down
The high school building was blown down
at Eskridge, twentj-nve miles south of
Topeka, and several Injured.
"Woman Blown Half a Mile.
The tornado apparentlj swept on to
Netawaka and Powhattan Both towns
nnrr heav v damage to-night. At Pow-
hafan a woman and a child were killed
and a. larce number were injured at Neta
waka A farmer driving toward Whiting
this afternoon found Mrs David Stone
Coufnaed on Pnite 3, Column 5.
IMDOfl TO PARIS
LATEST AERO FEAT
Frenchman Gets Record in
Cross-country Flight.
IsE-Les-Moulineaut. F-ance. April 12
The greatest feat in the lustorj of avia
tion was that accomplished this after
noon bv Pierre Prier. who Hew from Lon
don to Pari- a distance of :S0 miles,
without a ttop. in three hours and fifty
six minutes, an average speed of sixty
miles an hour He left the Hendon
Aerodrome at 1 3T p m and descended
at I-sy at 5 35
Prier's flight smashes all previous
records for distance in a cross-countrv
night and speed in a su-tained flight Hi
ucd the latest tvpe of Blerlot mono
plane SOUTH CAROLINA
LINES DP FOR TAFT
Second State to Announce
Support in Convention.
The news reached the White House
esterda that the eighteen delegates
from South Carolina to the next Repub
lican national convention were pledged
toward the renomination of William H.
Taft South Carolina thus following the
lead of her sister State, North Carolina,
nnd becoming the second State to enter
tho Taft column.
A long telegram to Secretary Hibbs.
sent by the officials of the South Caro
lina Republican executive committee,
contained resolutions adopted by the
committee, in session at Columbia,
wherein President Taft was warmly in
dorsed, and especial commendation given
to his efforts to secure a reciprocal tariff
with Canada. GraUtude is expressed con
cerning the fact that the President has
shown his recognition of distinguished
Southern lawyers and statesmen by ele
vating them to high office and honor.
SUCCESS; ENDS LIFE.
Cotton Magnate, with Future Bright,
Kills Self.
Alta Vista, Va.. April 12 A. C. Hutch
inson, president of the Alta Vista cotton
mills, committed suicide here to-day In
his office by shooting himself through
the head with a pistol. He had Just re
turned from New York, where he sold
stock with success.
The mill Is now under construction.
It will cost $300,000 when completed, and
$150,000 of the bonds were sold this week
In the North through Hutchinson's ef
forts. Some time ago the mill -work was
stopped for lack of funds. The suicide,
coming after what appears to have been
success. Is regarded as a temporary let
down of the mental faculties following
business strain.
BlaridatonCa Flower for Easter.
JL wonderful collecUon. 11th & H,
Ker Fiance Objected to Being
Called Poor.
REQUESTED THE ACTION
Seeks Thus to Show that He Is
Not Mercenary,
Although Twenty-six Years Old, He
I Soon to Take ai "Wife the
"Widow of Albert Clifford Darney,
the Rich Passenger Car Manu
facturer of Cincinnati Left to
Mrs. Bnrncy $5,000,000.
Mrs. Alice Pike Barney, of this
city, widow of Albert Clifford Bar
ney, has transferred to her daugh
ters, the Misses Natalie C. Barney
and Laura A. Clifford Barney, all
her real estate holdings in the Dis
trict. PnOPEItTY COVVEYED.
The deed cmvejlng the premises at
2306 Massachusetts avenue northwest: IKS
Rhode Island avenue northwest, and the
stable, lot and lands at 1620 Rhode Island
avenue to tne Misses Barney was filed
in the office of the recorder of deeds jes
terda The consideration named Is nomi
nal, and it Is stipulated In the paper that
the transfer of the property is to take
effect on the death of Mrs. Barney.
A Paris dispatch of March 17 last was
to the effect that Mr- Barnej had trans
ferred o her two daughters the J3.000.COO
she Inherited from her husband, a weal
thy Ohio banker The step was taken, it
was arnounced, at the request of young
Christian D. Hemmlck. of Washington,
to whom Mrs Barney is to be married
Hemmlck, who Is a son of Ronald Hem
mlck, former I'nited States consul at
Ueneva. Switzerland, is well-to-do in his
own right, and it is said he has been
much embarrassed by the report that he
was poor and was going to wed a rich
womin twice his age
Mr. Hemmick is twenty-six cars old,
while Mrs Barnej 's age Is given as
sixty-one
Albert Clifford Barnej. who died seven
5 ears ago left Jo.OOOOO to his widow and
half that sum to each of his two daugh
ters Lived In Cincinnati.
Mrs Barney was Miss Alice Pike, of
Cincinnati, daughter of a well-known
theater proprietor and distiller She went
abroad to study art and upon her re
turn was married to Mr. Byney. an.
Continned on Pngr 7, Colnnin 4.
CURTIS GUILD GOES
TO ST. PETERSBURG
Ambassador Eockhill Trans
ferred to Constantinople.
Curtis Guild, Jr. former govtrnor of
Massachusetts, was jesterday appointed
American Ambassador to Russia He
will succeed W. W. Rockhill. of the Dis
trict of Columbia, who will be transferred
from St Petersburg to Constantinople as
American Ambassador to Turkey. These
changes In the diplomatic service are the
first of a series which will be made
wltMn the next few months The nomi
nations will be sent to the Senate to-day.
The transfer of Ambassador Rockhill
from St. Petersburg to Constantinople
will fill the vacancy there which has
existed since the resignation of Oscar S
Straus, of New York, several months
ago In the interim John R. Carter, of
Marjland, minister to the Balkan States,
has been serving at Constantinople. He
wl'l return to Bucharest as soon as Mr.
Rockhill arrives at his post.
Mr Guild Is a native of Boston and Is
fifty-one ears of age. He Is a graduate
of Harvard and of the University of
Geneva During the Spanish war he
served as a lieutenant colonel in the
Seventh Army Corps. He was governor
of Massachusetts from 1908 to 1909. Last
fall he went to Mexico as chairman of
the American delegation to the Mexican
centennial.
AnoUier appointment to the diplomatic
corps which will be announced shortly
Is that of James O. Davidson, former
governor of Wisconsin, to be minister to
Colombia. He will succeed Elliott North
cott, of West Virginia, who was recently
named as minister to Nicaragua.
Last year 35,000 people visited
the Zoo on Easter Monday.
The same great crowd is ex
pected this year. '
Read in next Sunday's edition
of The Washington Herald all
about Springtime at the Zoo.
It will make your visit more
interesting.
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TACOMA REALTY
IS Sit THIEF
Postal Sleuths Uncover Dual
Life of Eddie Fay.
MADE HAUL OF $83,000
Another Case of Dr. Jekyll and
3Ir. Hyde Revealed.
If some of the good folks of Ta
coma, Wash., are worrying over
the disappearance from their social
circles of "R. F. Cummings," they
may be able to get in touch w ith him
at the Atlanta Penitentiary. How
ever, they will have to look for him
there under the name of Eddie Fay,
the notorious bank breaker and
post-office burglar, who for cars
worried the police of every big city.
CARRIED OFT .S3,O0O.
Eddie Faj's last trick was pulled off
in Richmond about a jear ago, when he
and two pals broke Into the vaults of
the city post-office and carried awav
$S3,(V) m stamps. It is on account of this
haul that Fay Is now serving a ten-year
term at Atlanta, and Tacoma has lost
a real estate investor who posed as a
man of leisure when he wasn't "operat
ing" in the East, hobnobbed with busi
ness men In the Western cltj, moved
about In respectable society, and was
attentive to one of Tacoma' s well-known
voting women
Tho Post-office Department has identi
fied Cummings, ffie real estate investor
and Tacoma good fellow, and Eddie Fay.
the notorious bank burglar, as one and
the same man. Ever since Fay and his
pals made their haul at Richmond the
1'nlted States authorities have been try
ing to recover the stolen goods.
All but $17,000 was found In trunks In
New York Cit, but the post-offlco offi
cials have not been able to get a trace
of the remaining stamps. Fay Insists he
was forced to give the missing $17,000 up
to New York policemen for protection.
but the post-office officials do not take
much stock in .. is statement.
The Post-office Department's discovery
of the existence of the Mr. Cummings.
of Tacoma, however, has put a brighter
light on the situation for the government
It looks now as if "Mr. Cummings" would
have to pay not only the $17,000 repre
sented Dy tne missing postage stamps,
but also the $6,000 fine which was Im
posed upon Eddie Fay in connection
with his ten-jear penitentiary sentence.
Own Tacoma Realty.
In other words, the postal authorities
have discovered that Eddie Fay, the
clever burglar, owns $13,000 worth of real
estate In Tacoma under the name of "R.
F. Cummings." The Post-office Depart
ment has within the last few days levied
upon this property to the extent of $23,000,
covering the amount of the missing
stamps and Fay a fine.
Fay has many, powerful friends who
have not ceased their efforts In his In
terest, even Blnce his confinement In the
Atlanta Penitentiary. The locating of
Fay's real estate on the Pacific Coast
and the uncovering of the Identity of
R. F. Cummings were the work of many
months.
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WALTER JOHNSON SIGNS FOR THREE YEARS
Walter Johnson, the Nationals' great pitcher, signed last
night a three-year contract, calling for $7,000 a year, and after
a short talk with Manager McAlecr expressed himself as per-,
fectly satisfied, declaring that he would continue to give the local
club his best efforts, as he has done in the past.
Johnson did not rcaih the Capital until noon yesterday, and
as there was no chance to talk with Manager McAleer, the meeting
was postponed until 8 o'clock at night.
Ed Walsh, of the Chicago White Sox, is the only other
American League twirler who commands anywhere near the sal
ary Washington is paying Johnson. Walsh's contract calls for
$6,000 a year.
BORDEAUX RIOTERS
SACK MANSIONS
GovernmentDefied by French
Wine Pressers.
Paris, April 12 Infantry and mount
ed troops to the number of 16,000 have
arrived at Epernay from all points of
the compass encountering- burning ruins
everywhere. Many formerly prosperous
villages have been laid waste.
Between 7 o'clock and midnight the
number of women to Join the wine
pressers Increased In great numbers.
The rioters became almost ferocious.
Not only were the troops jeered, but
they were bombarded with stones, and
at Ay a child hurled a bomb that ex
ploded and Injured three cavalrymen.
Pillagers have Joined the riotPrs and
several mansions have been sacked. The
rioters declare that If the troips suc
ceed In dislodging them from Epernay
they will march to Rhelms.
The Paris cabinet council met to-night
and decided to dispatch eight regiments
to the scene of trouble. Bordeaux wine
pressers held a meeting for the purpose
of challenging the government to inter
fere In the delimitation.
Rioters attempted to burn the historic
castle of the Due de Mojitebello, near
Epernay, but were driven off by troops.
"JOE" RYAN, IN SPEED CAR,
ENDS RECORD RUN HERE
Accompanied by Wife and Sister, Young Millionaire
Covers Distance From Philadelphia in Five
Hours, Going at Breakneck Speed.
Rnpndlntr his raclnsr automobile at
a breakneck clip from Philadelphia, aft
er winnlns J2.000 by driving his car
from Suffern. N. Y., within a four-hour
time limit, Joseph J. Ryan, son of
Thomas F. Ryan, again hit the high
spots last night, and blew Into Wash
ington at 10:30 oclock, completing his
record-breaking trip.
Accompanied by hi wife, formerly
mIbb Nannie Morse, and her sister. Miss
Mar&aretta W. Morse, daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. Aiexanaer r-orier murac, ui
v.i. nitv "T t- "Rvnn left Philadelphia at
5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and
ran his cat at high speed just as soon
as he got out of the city limits.
He and his wlfo are accustomed to
fast riding and the trip from Philadel
phia to Washington, consuming Ave
hours along rough roads In the night,
was little more than play for them,
-cr,, natrarhtIiaa. It vru a tired and
dusty; party, that drove up to. Valley
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ALL SPEED MARKS
BY TRAIN BROKEN
Three Miles in 111 Seconds
a New World's .Record.
Buffalo, April 12. Engineer Henry
Chllds, of Sracuse. driving No. 43, on
the New York Central, a fast mail from
New York earning teven all steel mail
cars and two Pullmans, Into Buffalo this
afternoon, did the three miles between
i-ellevlew- and Lancaster In one minute
and fiftj-one seconds. The first mile was
made in thirty-eight seconds, the second
in thirty-seven, and the third in thirty
six seconds. These are the fastest miles
ever driven on a steam railroad In the
world.
DIAZ FAMILY FLEES.
Reported President of Mexico Fears
for His Safety.
Vera Cruz. April 12. Advices received
frohi Paris state that several members
of the family of President Diaz are on
board the steamship Espagne. bound for
France. It Is further reported that Diaz
himself is anxious to come to Paris, but
that he fears capture by Maderlsts.
Information from private sources has It
that the state of Sonora Is prepared to
declare itself a separate republic
View Farm. Mr. Morse's residence. Just
outside of Georgetown.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan and Miss Morse
left Suffern. N. Y., accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. O'Gorroan. of Philadel
phia, at 6 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
on a wager that he would be In Phil
adelphia within four hours. When the
car drove into the Quaker City It was
Just twenty minutes ahead of time, and
the wager was won. It coald not be
learned who was the loser, but Mr. Ryan
admitted he-collected the wager.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan will remain In
Washington for an indefinite time, as It
has been several months since they were
here last. Mr. Rjan Is well known In
Washington, having been a" student at
Georgetown University.
'Miss Mnrsp hna hMn nrtov im ty-m-i.
lngton all winter and has just been vis-
urn uci ojaici in ouuern. &ne siayea
over In order that she might be one of
ti Ttartv In th rtin rltvn anl l a. am
tausUuti over motoring.
Demonstration Unequaled in History of Fan
dom in Capital City.
PRESIDENT TAFT
Grand Principle of the Equality of Men Demonstrated
in the Mixture of Statesmen, Millionaires, and
Social Favorites with the Humble
Citizen and Ne'er-do-well.
Amid' the deafening cheers from the throats of more than 20,000
men, women, and children, President Taft arose in his seat, looked lov
ingly at a small object he held in his hand, said something to his aid,
Maj. Butt, and tossed tHe hide-bound sphere into the diamond. That
opened the baseball season of 1911 yesterday afternoon at the American
League Park.
Another great volume of noise followed when Dolly Gray, the Na
tionals' twirler, caught the ball tossed by the hand of Chief Executive.
The Red Sox's husky bunch rushed on the field, and the game that was
to make Washington the first winning team of the season by a score
of 8 to 5 was on.
MIXTURE OF CLASSES.
Never in the history of baseball has
the Capital sent to the arena such an
audience as went out jesterday. Society
of all classes and conditions was there,
rooting and howling, now in an ecstasy
of Joy, and now shrouded In gloom vv hen
a favorite made a bad play or the team
seemed doomed to defeat. Side by side
sat the prosperous merchant and the ne'er-do-well.
Handsome women turned to
"newsies" and asked advice as to the
best means of giving vent to their feel
ings. Statesmen and haberdashery clerks
chummed together for the period that the
ball war was being waged. Of class dis
tinction there was not the slightest tinge.
The great Americf.l public recognized at
least on the baseball bleachers and grand
stands that all men were born free and
equal.
Downtown business was almost at a
standstill. The famous F street parade
was nothing more than a straggling line
of disappointed ones who could by no
hook or crook go to the game. Real es
tate brokers and merchants slipped from
their offices after the office bojs had
taken French leave, to be sure climbed
into their machines, and helped swell the
great croud of ball fanatics.
Long before the gates were opened at
1 o'clock a long line of automobiles,
bicycles, and carriages were in line at
tr-e gates of the park. Down Seventh
street for blocks the men and women
who came on cars were lined up, ready
to swarm into the field when the big
gate were opened So dense were the
crowds at even 12 o'clock that the offi
cials foresaw a crush and telephoned for
more policemen
These men had their hands full. With
every street car hundreds of enthusiasts
arrived, and to one who wa3 ignorant of
what was happening, it would have
was going on or that a ljnchtng party
was being held. The police, time after
time, got together In a solid phalanx to
drive back the people, who fought to be
the first In the gates.
Rush for the Seat.
That no serious accidents occurred was
almost phenomenal. With the final rush
toward the bleachers and grand stand,
to say nothing of those anxious to be
first In the line that surrounded the field
many persons were caught against the
sides of the stands, and narrowly
escaped being hurt. After the game was
over, men and bojs fairly Jumped from
their seats by the hundreds, sweeping
Trom their path women and children.
The police were powerless tc stop the
crush, and but for the wide entrances
a stampede might "nave cteutrca and the
weaker ones been crushed to death.
The entire aggregation blazed with
color. Spring millinery on the heads of
schoolgirls and society belles flamed
and flared. The grand stand especially
presented the appearance of a magnifi
cent flower garden with here and thre
a bald head or the black canopy of a
derby looming up. From a first impres
sion It seemed the women outnumbered
the men.
Every housetop In the vicinity was
covered with a black mass of humanity.
During the lulls In the excitement their
voices could be heard like an echo from
somo vast cavern. The majority of the
house and tree toppers were boys or
men who could not raise the price of a
legitimate entrance.
While the weather was far from Ideal,
no rain was in sight, and the fans took
heart. About 4 o'clock, the wind came up
and sent big, cold-looking clouds rolling
around. When these covered the face
of the rather sickly sun, the mob groan
ed in anticipation of, perhaps, some rough
weather. It was decidedly cold on the
stands, and any one foolish enough to
come without proper clothing or heavy
overcoats suffered.
President Taft arrived after the great
majority of persons had been seated for
some time. He was escorted by Gen.
Clarence Edwards, Maj. Archibald Butt,
and Charles D. Hllles, his secretary. Ar
riving at the gate, a squad of policemen
met the President, and advanced before
him to clear a path. This was difficult
to do, as those who could not see who
was coming refused to give way. Finally
the Chief ExecuUve was shown his box.
Those In the Immediate vicinity rose and
applauded vigorously.
A Holiday Affalr.-
Bands of newsboys, who looked upon.
the event as a holiday qt unalloyed de
light, groaned and hissed as their favor
ites fell down or fumbled. They yelled
and shouted as the heroes made plays
that brought the crowds to their feet as
one man. They voiced the tenor of .the
same, and pretty maids and stately ma
trons, who. did not know a borne, run
TOSSES FIRST BALL
THE SCORE.
Washington
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KIberfeld, 3b 5
Cunningham, 2b. 4
GeaMer, rf 4
Henry, lb........ 4
McBrlde, 4
Street, c 3
fSrny. p 2
Wnlkcr, p 1
Miller 1
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Total 38 8 10 27 13 3
natted for Gray In the nlxtb.
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Hooper, rf 4 1 0 2 o 0
Speaker, cf 4 O 1 1 0 o
Lenin. If 4 O 2 O O O
Wanner, a 3 j 0 2 4 4
Mllllnmx. lb 3 0 O 6 0 O
Engle, 3b 4 1 O S 3 1
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Mndden, c 4 1 2 6 0 0
JJood, n 1 110 3 0
Karger, p o OOOIO
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Totnln 32 .1 r 24 13 6
matted for Karer In the ninth.
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Earned run Wnnhinston, 4. Flmt
base by crrnrn Washlnctnn, 3. Left on
Iinur 'Wafthlntrton. 7; Boston. O. First
base on hall Off Gray. 2; oft Walker,
3; off Wood, 2j off Knrerr, 1. Innings
pitched By Grny, fls by Walker. 3j
bj Wood. rH: by KarKcr, 2. Hits
Wood. 6: off Knrcrr. S. frlr n Ti--
Grny, 3; by Walker,'2; by Wood, 5. Ttto-
imr-niu i.evris. vvooil. i;iherfeli (2),
Gcssler. Stolen bases Milan (2), Elber
frlri. Henry. W llllnms. Tlmihtr ni,r. c-i
brrfeld to CunnlnRhnm to Henry. Hit bv
pitcher By Karger (Gessler). Wild
pitch Grny. Umpires Messrs. Connol
ly nnd Mullen. Time of gnmr 2 hours
and 20 nilnutrs.
from a sacrifice, were led in the cheering
by their fellows, the "newsies."
Dozens of high school students left the
institutions of learning at noon. Their
principals and professors excused them
with much willingness, for they were on
the same errand bent. In fact, the middle-aged
and elderly men almost out
numbered the bo and youths In the
great gathering. AH In all. it was a glo
rious day. It had a circus beaten a mile.
Ever body said so even those who were
not and never will be "bugs" or "fans."
As though the President's starting the
struggle was not enough honor for the
Nationals. Ban Johnson, president of the
American League, came all the way from
Chicago to witness tho game, so Inter
ested Is he In the welfare of Washing
ton's plajers. He also wanted a look at
the new concrete grand stands, which
have risen from the ashes oC the old
bleachers burned a month ago.
The rebuilding of the stands is in it
self a distinction for the city, and a base
ball feature that will be remembered for
a long time to come. The new concrete
stand is complete enough to allow in
the neighborhood of 20.000 persons ample
seating capacity with perfect safety and
comfort. They couldTpot have possibly
been arranged to allow a better view of
the diamond, which can be seen In the
entirety with one glance of the eyes.
Hundreds of tons of humanity taxed
their strength without the slightest In
dication of weakness. The crowds were
seated temporarily on comfortable chairs
of the camping variety, until the regular
benches can be built.
The hundreds of shouting, happy boys
were a special treat to the numerous
Congressmen who had left the Capitol
and the business of the nation to see
a real baseball game. Wit flowed back
and forth, and It Is safe to say those
who never before attended a big league
game heard more slang and expressions
that were slightly more spicy than slang
than ever before. Several bibulous gentle
men In the main stand kept those in the
neighborhood continually In laughter by
their .vigorous rooting. It will be
worse than useless to attempt to describe
some of their actions and extracts of
their speeches.
v neadjr for Emergency.
Fire Chief Wagner was an interested
spectator. He was surrounded by a
squad of bluecoats, who were ready for
any sort of emergency. A big crowd of
men who would not sit down or stay In
one place, to the annoyance of hundreds
of others, were taken In hand by Capt.
Doyle, of the Eighth precinct, and rout
ed. Met and women who saw his action
cheered him until the captain, with a
Continned on Pnjce O, Column 4.
Col. Olln Verr Loir."
Boston. April 12. The condition of CoL
William Olln. secretary of state, is ex
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