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SUNDAY. MORNING. JULY 17, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DESPERATE CHARGE OF GENERAL OKU'S ARMY ON NAN-SHAN HILL
WHICH BROUGHT VICTORY TO JAPANESE IN ADVANCE ON PORT ARTHUR
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REPUBLICANS ARE WORRIED.
Roosevelt's Candidacy Is Unpop
ular Among Persons Ilither
to Among Party's Most Gen
New York. July 16 For the first time in
twelve years Democratic leader In this
city are solng Into the national cimptgi
confident that their fund will exceed that
placed at the disposal of the Republicans.
Judge Parker's supporters In the finan
cial and business districts hive tsken
stock and, according to estimate? they
have received, they are confident they will
have a fund at least four times the size of
that contributed toward the election of
William J. Bryan In either ISM or U00.
The Republicans, on the other hand,
have discovered that if they raise a sum
one-half of the amount collected by Mark
Hanna In each of the MrKinlcy campaigns
they will be doing: exceedingly well.
George B. Cortelyou. chairman of the
Republican National Committee, realized
this fact after going over the situation
with Cornelius X. Bliss, the treasurer of
the National Committee, yesterday.
George 15. Sheldon will assist Mr. Bliss In
Mr. Cortelyou's unexpected visit to the
President jesterday undoubtedly had a
bearing en this situation. Tour years ago
Senitor Hanna raised a fund estimated at
J6.CyO.000 and about JI.CO0.Kfl for the Mc
Ivlnley campaign of 11. This year the
estimate Is placed at about i2.W.W.
The Bran campaign fund four vears
ago was under the million-dollar mark
The amount of the fund th's vear is placed
by Republican leaders at between $3,3W.tt)
and Jl,WO,0O5. They say that the three
groups with which August Belmont,
Thomas r. Ryan and Henry G. Davit are
associated would be able to raise a large
percentage of this sum alone.
Roosevelt's candidacy has provoked a
revolt among the members of the Union
League Club, the foremost Republican or
ganization in this city, where nine mem
bers appointed on the Campaign Commit
tee have declined to serve.
William G. Rockefeller is one of those
who have signified that he will not serve.
Orson D. Munn, proprietor of the Scientific
American, is another, and Amos F. Eno,
one of the heirs of the Fifth Avenue Hotel
property. Is a third.
With Cornelius X. Bliss, president of the
club, holding the position of treasurer of
the Republican National Committee, the
action of members in declining has aroused
special interest. When the last monthly
xneeUng of the club was held, a few weeks
ago, the president was empowered to
name a committee of sixty to serve as a
Campaign Committee. This has been the
practice of this club in ev ery national cam
paign during its existence. The principal
duties of this committee are to contribute
liberally to the campaign fund of the Re
publican party and to induce others to
do the same.
No move has yet been made to fill the
places of the members who have had their
names stricken from the bulletined list. It
is believed that a serious effort is being
made to have several of them reconsider.
The reported disaffection of Mr. Rocke
feller and the vast interests he represents
and would control in the matter of cam
paign contributions, would be a severe
blow to Republican managers. In former
presidential campaigns Mr. Rockefeller has
acted as a member of this Campaign Com
mittee of the club and has been active in
promoting its labors.
TRAIN ROBBERS DYNAMITE
CAR WITHOUT SUCCESS.
One Bandit Thonclit to Have Ilcen
Seriously Injured In Ilold-Un
at Kceclil, Tex.
Houston. Tex., July 16. Train No. 3. on
the International and Great Northern, last
night was held up at Kecchl, a small sta
tion about thirty miles west of Palestine.
There were five bandits in the party, all
young men and apparently amateurs.
They dynamited the express car without
detaching it from the train and blew In
the end of the second-clasa coach, but
without injuring any of the pasengers.
One of the robbers was apparently badly
hurt, as the explosion appeared to be pre
mature, and he was observed to be cov
ered with blood.
The robbers secured nothing, not molest
ing either the express or the mail, and
setting away as fast as possible after
their comrade was hurt. Fireman Hiram
Muse Jumped from the locomotive as thi1
train slowed down, ties haing been plied
across the track, and hurt his shoulder,
but not seriously. None of the passengers
The Adjutant General has been notified
and a special train with Sheriff Henry
Watts, his dogs and a posse left Pales
tine early this morning for the scene of
the hold-up. A squad of rangers is eta
tloned near the scene of the hold-up, and
it Is probable that they will be put on
the case at once. It is anticipated tnat ar
rests will be made shortly, as the bandits
are probably country lads, reared in the
HOTEL MAN "cUTS THROAT.
Attempt on Life Ascribed to De
spondency, Following Retirement.
Kansas City, Mo., July 16. William C.
"!?tVlll- S3 vij.rs old. attemntpd snIMrtA nt
7 o'clock this morning at his home. N?
S733 Warwick boulevard, by cutting his
throat with a razor.
Mr. Gaskill Is well known In Kansas
City. For several jears he had owned a
hotel on Main street, near Missouri ave
nue, but sold it a few days ago and re
tired from active business. Since the sale
of his restaurant. Mr. Gaskill has ap
peared to be despondent, and his famiiy
watched him almost constantly. He had
been left alone for only a short time this
morning, when a member of the family
found him with bloodgu-hlng from a deep
gash in the throat. Doctor H. H. A. Ion
ian. Doctor George Donaldson and Doc
tor J. F. Binnle were hastily called and
decided that Mr. Gasltill was dangerous
ly Injured and ordered his removal to the
H. hospital, rne nouse v"t '""". :; 'vvrivitt
StltStlon reported laterthat Mr. GaskUl
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chine puns and artillery in the crags above to protect them. While ascending this hill the Japanese fortunately discovered the wire to the Russian mine and cut it before it could be exploded,
thus probably saving the day to the Japanese.
SUPREME CONTEST WILL
BE MADE IN NEW YORK.
Empire State to Be the"Battle Ground of the Coming Presidential
Campaign Democratic and Republican Managers Already
Setting Their Lines to Capture Its Electoral Vote Contest io
Differ From Two Last Strug gles Parker, With Backing of
His Own Commonwealth and With States Conceded to Him,
Must Gain but Thirty-Four More in Electoral College.
GREAT CITIES IMPORTANT
New York. July 16. Both the Democratic
and Republican managers are making ar
rangements which show that they regard
New York as the battleground of the com
In 1SK and 1S00 the New York campaigns
were of the nature of side shows. The
managers on both sides gave their atten
tion chiefly to the Chicago headquarters,
and maintained headquarters here partly
for con'enlence and partly for the sake of
Now the plan of both parties Is to have
their real working headquarters In New
York City, and to have branches in Chi
cago. Of course, a great deal pt attention
will be civen to such doubtful Western
States as Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin,
but It is apparent that all the political
managers have come to the conclusion
that "as New York State goes, the coun
try will go."
The Democratic National Committee
will meet here before August 1 to elect of
ficers. As soon as a chairman is elected
headquarters will be opened.
During his last illness Senator Quay
predicted an old-fashioned battle for the
presidency, like that of 1ST6, when Tilden
carried the doubtful Northern States, or
like the exciting and memorable contest
between Blaine and Cleveland in 1SSI. Sen
ator Quay assumed that a united Democ
racy would nominate a conservative can
didate and refuse to reaffirm the Kan
sas City resolutions.
In Judie Alton B. Parker the Democrats
heve a co.njrvative candidate. Mr. Bryan
has announced that he will support the
ticket, but he begs leave to differ with
the majority about some things in the
platform, and he wants it understood
that he won't be(muzzled.
Speculation at long range about the re
sult of the election must take into ac
count a possible defection from the Dem
ocratic ranks. These defections could be
made up by the accession of Republicans
who preferred Alton B. Parker to Theo
dore Roosevelt. So there is likely to be a
baf (ling shift of votes, and a lighter vote,
considering natural Increase, than there
was in 1900. for the Inclination of the parti
san who does not like his own candidate
is to "go fishing" on election day.
So much being said, it will be interesting
to run through the list of States and tal
ly them as Republican. Democratic and
doubtful. It is conceded that the follow
ing States will be carried by the Demo
North Carolina It
South Carolina 3
Tennessee . 1.
It is generally conceded that Parker and
Dals will carry Maryland and West Vir
ginia, States which In the last two presi
dential campaigns have been found in the
Republican column. The Democratic tick
et would have stood a good chance of suc
cess in these States, particularly in Mary
land, without the Davis nomination, but
with It. and in view of the factional fight
among the West Virginia Republicans and
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FACTORS OF THE ELECTION.
strength In Maryland, they will both be
likely to land in the Democratic column.
This Is the respect In which the action of
the convention has most specifically af
fected estimates of the result. Before the
convention thee two States were placed
In the doubtful column, one with Demo
cratic and the other with Repub'ican lean
ings. To-day tfiey by common consent be
long In the Democratic column.'
It will at least take an extraordinary
ylght on the part of the Republicans to
save the State of Davis s birth, and that
which he has represented In the Senate.
Maryland is naturally Democratic. It was
the German Democrats at Baltimore, and
quite conspicuously the Jewish vote, which
rebelled at the frec-siher ideas of Bryan,
and took the State out of the Democratic
column. Isidore Ranor, who has now
been elected to the Senate, will take the
stump In behalf of the Democratic ticket.
?nd few men exceed him in effectiveness)
as a campaign orator. He will feel It in
cumbent on him to hold the Jewish ote
for the Democratic ticket, now- that the
free-silver scare has rassed and that he
has been elected to the Senate. Everything
is apparently ready for Democratic suc
cess in a presidential otc. West Vir
ginia is something of a "follower" of
Mar land, although naturally rather less
Democratic. The -Dal3 nomination will
doubtless make up the difference.
OLD SOUTH SOLID.
The thirteen States of the old South,
which are not open to real contest, cast
1G1 electoral votes. To these the 13 votes
of Maryland and West Virginia may be
added, making 166. Of the 476 members of
the Electoral College, 233 will be neces
sary to elect a President.
The following States may fairly be re
garded as Republican In a national con
test with the Democracy under present
States. oU-. States. otes
California U Oregon 4
Idaho 3 nns)lvan!a Zi
Ion a 13 ntiode Island 4
Kansas Id South Dakota 4
Maine Utah S
Ma.achuetta 16 Vermont 4
Michigan 14 Washlnston Z
Minnesota It Wyoming 3
New Hampshire ..... 4
North Dakota 4 Total 175
The following States, if not all doubtful,
will be the scene of spirited and obstinate
campaigning between the political generals:
States. otes. States. totes.
Colorado 5 Nevada 3
Connecticut 7 New Jersey 12
Delegare 3 New York 33
Illinois S7 Wisconsin U
Montana ."... 3 Total 133
Nebraska ............ S
With 175 electoral votes assured. Roose
velt will need 64 more to win the presi
dency, while Parker must get 73.
Should New York's 33 electoral votes be
cast for Parker, there would remain nec
essary for Democratic success only 31
more electoral votes. To carry New
York, and to pick up the 34 extra votes,
besides saving Maryland and West Vir
ginia, is thus the problem that confronts
the managers of the Democratic cam
paign. These thirty-four votes might
come from either of the following com
binations: POSSIBLE GROUPING.
Group one New Jersey 1", Delaware 3.
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Nevada 3, Montana 3. Indiana 13: making
36. two more than necessary, or 211 in the
Group two Indiana 13. New Jersey 13
and Connecticut 7, making an even 3t,
restoring the "solid South" (except Dela
ware), New York, Indiana, New Jersey
and Connecticut, this would be victory
on the old battleground, with lines un
changed. In ach of these groups Indana
has been placed. Democratic victory in
that State will, from ordinary appear
ances, require a hard fight.
Other groupings will, of course, be made
by enthusiastic claimants. Many of them
may be described as possible, but not
probable. Wisconsin, for example, will be
claimed by the Democrats on account of
the factional warfare between the two
wings of tho Republican party and' the
difficulty In marking the Australian ballot
correctly under the existing complications.
Illinois is placed In the doubtful column
only because no one can form a clear opin
ion nt this time as to how the city of Chi
cago is going. It is not Improbable that
It will roll up a large Democratic vote.
Some long-headed politicians predict hat
the presidential election will be decided
by the vote of the cities. If it were not
for this puzzling city vote Illinois could
be set down as Republican beyond any
The veteran soldier vote and the busi
ness vote are going to give the Repub
licans no little concern In Illinois. That is
why it is tabulated as doubtful. Montana
gave Urjan a plurality of 11.773 in 19C,
but It elected a Republican Supreme Court
Judge by MUSS in 1D02. However, it is
Senator A. W. Clark's State, ond he is
anxious to be regarded as a Democratic
Nebraska gave Mickey. Republican can
didate for Governor, 5,333 plurality in 190J.
and it will be very close if the fuslonlsts
pull together, and Mr. Bryan is a bona
fide candidate for the senatorship. Ne
vada has been consistently siher Demo
cratic since ly. when Bryan polled two
thirds of the vote, but will It vote for a
gold-standard Democrat, even with Mr.
If the independents In New Jersey take
to Parker. It is a popular name In the
State, because of the memory of Demo
cratic Joel B. Parker, New Jersey Is
doubtful. Indeed. If Republicans complain
that Illinois ought to be put in the doubt
ful column. Democrats will insist that
New York should not be Included, but the
Impartial observer will not assume too
In view of the fact that the differences
between the La Follette and Spooner fac
tions in Wisconsin are fundamental and
irreconcilable, the proper place for that
State is in the doubtful column.
CHARITON COUNTY FARMS
NOW FORM AN ISLAND.
Iterent Rise of Missouri linn Made
That Stream Cut .VeTT Chnnnel
Into Chnrlton Iliver.
Kcvtesvlllc, Mo., Jujy 16. The recent
rise has caused the Missouri River, fif
teen miles south of Keytesvllle to cut a
new channel into the Chariton River,
thereby forming several thousand acres
of Chariton County's bet nnd most pro
ductive land Into an island.
Tor several years Congress has been pe
titioned and urged to make an appropria
tion to stop the cutting of the river at
this point, but without avail.
A large amount of Government money
was expended, however. Just below where
this break was made, to protect the Chi
cago and Alton Railroad on the south
The new channel at last accounts' was
seventj-five jards wide and from ten to
fifteen feet deep. As this cut is mostly
through a body of sand anil all the land
affected is of the stme character, there is
no telling how soon this vast body of
land will be destroyed. Some of the most
thrifty farmers of this county live on
what is now an island washed on three
sides by the Missouri and on one side
by the Chariton.
It has been reported here that one pros
perous farmer, whose home Is endangered
by the cgw channel haa loat bis mind.
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Committee Says It Can't Meet
President at Time He
MAY NOT GO TO OYSTER BAY.
Delegates at Least Will Discuss
Their Previous Turning Down,
Before Responding to
Oyster Bay, July 16. President Roose
velt's rnub of the Coal Miners' Commit
tee ha3 caused complications of such a
serious nature that National Chairman
Cortelyou paid a hurried visit to Saga
more Hill and extraordinary efforts are
being made to relieve the President from
an embarrassing position.
A feature of the affair Is that the Pres
ident is now as anxious to have the dele
gates call on him as they were to meet
him last Tuesday, while the delegates
have turned the tables on him and have
bluntly announced that neither of the
dates which Secretary Loeb fixed for their
return visit is available for the purpose.
Secretary Loeb Tecelved a telegram, the
contents of which ho refused to give out.
in which Messrs. M. T. Burk and Henry
Herskovltz, tho snubbed delegates, in
formed him that it will not be convenient
for them to meet tho President on either
Tuesday or Wednesday next at 220 p. m.
Before the delegates ngree to go back
to Oyster Bay at all a -meeting of the
body which dispatched them on their mis
sion will be held, at which the entire sit
uation will be discussed. , This meeting
will be held Sunday in Scranton, and if
the dispatches from that city do not mis
construe the situation, there will be an
interesting discussion of the treatment of
the union delegates at the "summer cap
ital." This stand Is the more remarkable in
view of the fact that the President him
self telegraphed to Scranton. requesting
the delegates to return. This was done In
response to the telegram received from D.
J. Davis, asking that the delegates be re
ceived;' It appears now, however, that Mr.
Davis, was acting on his own responsi
bility when he telegraphed bis request to
Secretary Loeb, and there are broad hints
in Oyster Bay that he acted on a sug
gestion from Sagamore Hill, Davis being
a personal friend of the President.
MUSHROOM MISTAKE FATAL.
Two Are Dead and Four Poisoned
From Eating Toadstools.
Carbondale. III.. July 16. Two are dead
and four are fatalyl poisoned 'as a result
of mistaking toadstools for mushrooms at
Jeffrey, a small minis.-; camp between
Johnston City'and Hcrrin. Thursday night.
G. B. Greenfield gathered what he be
lieved to be mushrooms, and asked the
Fry family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs.
Fry and three children, to dine with him
that evening. All ate sparingly except
Mr. Greenfield nnd two of the Fry chil
dren. Yesterday morning a physician was
called and found that the fungi eaten was
of the most poisonous kind.
Mr. Greenfield died early this morning,
and John Fry, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fry. died about midnight. Two of Mr.
Greenfield's children are probably fatally
jaolsoned; also Mra. Fry and another child.
DAVIS TO TALK
Will Make Few Formal Speeches,
if Any, in the Course of the
PLANS NOW BEING OUTLINED.
John T. McGraw of Grafton', W.
Va., Is Taken Into Confidence
of Vice-Presidential Nomi
nee Mav Succeed Scott.
Cumoerland. Md.. July 16 -Ex-Senator
Davis does not expect to make any formil
address In the campaign, but he will be
very active In an advisory sense and will
receive delegation-" at his home and. like
Judge Parker, will do practically all his
speaking from his porch.
If he cannot avoid it, Mr. Davis will
probably make a few speeches during the
campaign. These addresses, however, w 111
be limited in number, and under no cir
cumstances will be consent to more than
Senator Davis's plans for the campaign
are now being framed by Charles H. Hend
ley of Washington. D. C. formerly a clerk
In the White House, who has been brought
to Elklns by the nominee to assist him
for the next three month". Mr. Hendlcy
Is acting as secretary to Mr. Davis, and it
is understood that he will pracUcally run
his campaign. Mr. Hendley was formerly
secretary of the West Virginia Central.
Senator Davis did not have the least
hesitancy in stating that he favored the
porch policy adopted by President McKln
ley. With Senator Davis Is his son-in-law.
Lieutenant Commander R. M. G. Brown,
the hero of Samoa, who has been an in
valid for some years and 13 obliged to go
about on crutches with the assistance of
an attendant. Lieutenant Brown received
a sword from the late Benjamin Harrison.
John r. McGraw- of Grafton will be
taken into the confidence of Mr. Davis.
McGraw has the Democratic forces In the
State organized, and It is believed that,
should the Democrats carry the Legis
lature, he would succeed Senator Scott.
, Ex-Senator Davis is having a four-room
brick schoolhouse erected at the new town
of Henry. Grant County, W. Va. It will
cost J7.W0 and will be a gift to Union Dis
trict. Senator Davis will go on the private car
"Graceland" to New York, to be present
at a conference of Democratic leaders
AGAINST THE U.S. HOTEL CO.
Tlie 5cmf?Riit Vanderroort A Barney
Dry Goods) Compnny nnd Other
Creditors File Petition.
A petition in Involuntary bankruptcy
was filed in the United States Court yes
terday against the United States Hotel
Company, which occupies the old Wash
ington University property at Seven
teenth street sne Washington aventle.
The petitioners' Include the Scruggs,
Vandervoort & Barney Dry Goods Com
pany, the Woodward & TIcrnan Irint
lng Company and other creditors', who
aver that their clilrns exceed $300. the
This action foUows the recent appoint
ment of Peter A. Fenn as receiver for
the hotel by Circuit Judge Ryan, the re
ceiver having been denied admission to
the premises by parties who claimed that
the hotel had been turned over to them
last June for certain debts due them.
WANT NO FURTHER DELAY.
Organization Is in Favor of tha
Establishment of Reduction
Works Outside the City
Reports that the House of Delegates wflt
do everything in its power to obstruct tha
passage of the garbage bill, which was re
cently drawn up by the Board of Publlo
Improvements, and later approved by th
City Counse or and passed by the Council,
has cau-d the Affiliated Business Men's
Association of this city to take up the
flghtto try.lf possible, to compel the lower
branch of the Municipal Assembly to pass
At a meeting of a Joint committee of th
Affiliated Business Men's Association last
night, a petition was drawn up which will
be presented at the meeting of tha House
of Delegates next Friday.
A copy of tho petition will be sent to
each member of the Hoc.se prior to the
meeting. Banded together are: The North
St. Louis Business Men's Association,
South Broadway Merchants Association,
West End Business Men's Association.
Southwest Mercantile Association, Ca
rondelet Business Men's Association and
the Tenth Ward Improvement Associa
tion. In case the House shows a disposition
to Ignore the request of the affiliated,
bodies. It is said the latter will camp on
the trail cf all Delegates opposing ths
measure and carry the fight into wards
at the next election.
The petition recites the history of gar
bage legislation. It tells of the expiring
of the present reduction contract with tho
St. Louis Sanitary Company In November.
1901, and of the failure of a former bill,
drawn up by the Board of Public Im
provements, on account of legal complica
tions, which put the city to needless ex
pens. "Now that the new bill is before tha
House for consideration," the petition,
says, "we, the representatives of the va
rious business association of tho city of
St Louis, hereby pctitioa your honorable
body to glva tie garbage-disposal ordi
nance, known as Council bill No. CO, your
earnest attention and Immediate support,
in order to relieve the city of the extor
tion under which her treasury has been
lcoted for thirteen years.
"A largo part of our Inhabitants have!
been subjected to the vilest disease
breeding odors ever suffered by a corns
munity of free people."
The new ordinance calls for the estab
lishment of a reduction works outside tha
THERMOMETER REGISTERS 93.
Hottest Day of the Season Expe
rienced in St. Louis.
The thermometer at the United States
Weather Bureau at 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon touched the highest point of tha
year. It registered 93 degrees Fahrenheit.
one degree higher than it has been at any;
timo this season.
Little hope is given for amelioration
from the present temperature to-day, as
the hot wave pouring in upon St. Loula
from tho South will, according to the offi
cial forecast, probably produce a, 90-degrea
On Thursday an extensive area of hUM
pressure was reported as movlnsr to tha
Southeastern States, with a probability or
its controlling the weather conditions over
the eastern half of the country for sev
eral days. This movement has been a
complished. and the first pronounced hot
wave of the season now prevails in prac
tically all sections east of the Rocky,
Tho maximum temperaturo was near
SO degrees in the interior of the country
and at Valentine. Neb., was as high as
S3. Cooler weather is reported from near
ly all districts west of the Rocky Moun
tains. In St Louis yesterday the thermometer
registered 73 at S o'clock in the morning'.
It was S3 at 10 o'clock. 30 at noon. 93 at t
p. m. and 92.5 at S o'clock.
The heat Is comine on a wave of pre
vailing south winds, which are expected ta
continue for several cays.
GETS INJUNCTION AT 2 A. M.
Property Owner Vigilant in Fight'
" .With Railroad. 4v, t-
REPUBLIC SPECTAL, '
Muskogee. L T., July It 1 lere Is a flghS
on hero between some of the property
owners and the Midland Valley Railroad
over the settlement of the right of way,
and as a result the Chief Justice of tha
Court of Appeals for Indian Territory. C
W. Raymond, was routed out of bed at 3
o'clock this morning to grant an injunc
tion against the railroad comtcny.
The company bad agreed to pay R. Is,
Owens J23.000 for the right of ay. Owens
left tho Hty, and while he was away tha
railroad -company went ahead with con
struction, falling, it is alleged, to Bay tho
Owens returned yesterday and ordered!
the company to cease work. He was a
trifle suspicious, and last night stationed!
a watchman on the ground. The work
men started to put their line through tha
property in the night, but Owens was too
quick for them. He got the Judge Out OS
bed and secured the injunction. ,
HAY ACCEPTS DECORATION
Conferred by France in Recogni
tion of Diplomatic Work.
Washington. July 16. Mr. Hay, the Sec
retary of State, has sent to the French!
Embassy a letter accepting the decora
tion of tho Legion of Honor which was
conferred upon him by the French Gov
ernment at the national festival, JuIylC
In conferring this honor upon the Amer
ican Secretary of State the French Gov
ernment announced that it was in recog
nition of the valuable services of tha
American State Department in the last
six year toward the maintenance of tho
peace of the world. - - .
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