EI Paso, Texas,
June 6, 1910 12 Pages
All the News
Herald Prints It First
White It's Fresh.
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io nniiRT is PFi FfimTiiii
1 LEFT ABOUT FOR FOURTH
DIM WORK TO BE BIG
U. S. Not Nanmng
Secretary Ballinger's Orders
Are Emphatic Mexican
Treaty Did It.
SAYS THIS MUST
BE CARRIED OUT
The letter of secretary of interior
Ballinger ordering the -work on Ele
phant Butte dam to proceed ahead of
all other reclamation undertakings, be
cause of its international character, as
told in The Herald last -week, leaves
no doubt about the earnestness of the
government in the master.
In part, the letter, which was ivired
here in full on request of R. F. Burges,
Is addressed to F. H. Newell, director
of the reclamation service, says.
"On the 19th inst. you "addressed a
letter to me in which it was stated
among other things, in effect that your
office -understood from my letter of the
ISth that the construction of the dais
should be taken up as soon as possible
and with the understanding you had
telegraphed to the supervising engi
neer, Mr. Hill, 'to take up at once the
"work outlined in the current quarterly
estimates at once that he may be ready
to proceed as rapidly as possible after
possession of the property has beenob
talned.' "In view of nry understanding in the
premises the action of your office In so
instructing Mr. Hill is approved. 'Be
cause of the provisions of the treaty
"between this country and" Mexico the
United States is obligated to erect the
Engle dam at as early date as possible.
From your said letter of the 29th ul
timo It would seem that there is money
available from the special appropria
tion to cover the entire cost of the pre
liminary work. This being so, said
work should be begun at once and car
ried to speedy completion unless from
an engineering standpoint It should not
be commenced, if at the time it -is com
pleted, conditions will be such that con
dition upon the foundation of the dam
cannot be begun, n order to begin con
structing the foundations of the dam. It
appears that there should be available
from the reclamation fund the sum of
$1,500,000. Tou state that such sum
"Will be available at the time the pre
liminary work is finished.
"From the evidence submitted and
the statements made before the commit
tee on ways and means of the house of
representatives in respect to the so
called S30.000.000 bill, it would seem
that any allotment from the reclama
tion fund during the years of 1910-11 to
begin the construction of the Engle dam
will have the effect to delay the com
pletion of work upon othe projects,
tome of which are almost completed. If
the Engle dam proposition were one in
which only the citizens of this coun
try are interested, I would not feel jus-
tified atxthis time in taking any action
looking to its construction from moneys
In the reclamation fund if by so doing
the completion of other projects -would
thereby be delayed.
"But said dam occupies a different
status tjian tthe other approved projects
in that it is one in which the citizens
of the republic of Mexico are interested
and the faith of this government is
pledged by solemn treaty to begin and
complete at as early a date as possible.
"To carry out the provisions of the
treaty, congress by 1st of "March 4, 1904
(34 stat. L. 1357), made a direct appro
priation of $1,000,000 and at the same
time provided 'that the balance of the
cost of said irrigation project' be paid
from the reclamation fund.' In view,
therefore, of our treaty obligations with
the republic of Mexico and of the said
act of congress, I feel that it Is incum
bent upon this department to construct
j-aid dam as soon as possible, even
though the completion of other projects
be delayed thereby. I therefore direct
j ou to advise the engineers "to so plan
the work as to be ready ito begin upon
the foundations in July. 1911. all work,
however, should be done by contract
unless good reason exists why it should
be done by force account."
HOUSE MAY CONCUR
IN SENATE MEASURE
Probabilities, However, That
Railway Bill Will Go to
"Washington, D. C, June 6. Hurry
calls went out today for all members
of the house Republicans and Demo
crats to come back prepared for a con
test tomorrow over the question or
whether the house would concur in the
senate amendments to the administra
tion railroad bill or run the measure
to a conference.
Cairman Mann, of the interstate
and foreign commerce committee, will
Insist on the bill going to conference.
It is expected that he will be backed
by the majority of Republicans.
Tbe" Demicrats have not yet decided
on their course, but there, is a strong
movement on foot to concur in the
TWO NEGROES MEET
DEA TH IN OLD FEUD
San Antonio, Texas, June C. Cecil Lyon, chnlrntnn of the ntntc Republican
executive committer, In.st niu"t conflinted the report that Roo-relt milil vilt
Texas this fall and make several addresoes in the Interest -if RepultlifU't can
didates or state oft!t.
"Washington, D. C, June 1. By a vote
the administration land withdrawal hill
vote was tnken a motion to substitute
he in order.
Parade in Morning, Patriotic
Exercises, Fireworks and
Lots of Music.
ON BY COMMITTEE
The fourth of July will be Icelebrated
In El Paso with a big streets parade in
the morning, speaking and tihe reading
of the Declaration of Independence in
Cleveland square immediately! following
and a band concert after theseljexercises.
Then comes a basket picnic jfat "Wash
ington park at noon, athletiK exercises
in the afternoon in the park and a fire
works display at night at the same
This was the tentative torogr&m
.ijrrped udod Saturday af ternoisin sV 'a
meeting held in the city councilYc,iam-J
ber between aiaermen newiu, jdj""--thal.
McGhee and J. D. Ponder 'and G.
A. Martin. Mr. Blumenthal rok the
lead in arranging for a celebration after
the retail merchants had defcided to
give up their plan, and he aisked the
other aldermen and a repr tentative
from each of the newspaper to join
During the progress of the meeting
county judge A. S. J. Eylar aid judge
IFVank E. Hunter were called in and
agreed to give their support to the af
fair. Judge Hunter was appointXed to
take under his wing the fireworks and
sport part of the program and artcreed
to accept the job if D. W. ReclYhart
would help him. It is a cinch that Ieck
will help, for he was never known! to
back down on a proposition to celebrate
the fourth or anything else worth c
ebrating with fireworks.
The aldermen agreed to appropriate
?250 of the city's money to help defray
the expenses of the celebration and
judge Eylar said the county would do
as well. J. -L. .fonaer was appuuneu
chairman of the committee to solicit j T
subscriptions for further funds, suffi
cient to enable the committee to se
cure several bands. The $500 appropri
ated by the city and county will go for
fireworks. The street car company was
assessed $100 as Its share towards pay
in rr for music and chairman Ponder ex-
f pects to raise about $400 in addition.
G. A. Martin was appointed to secure
the -troops from Fort Bliss, if possible,
d arrange for their transportation to
the city and back. H J. Simmons, gen
eral manager of the El Paso & South
western railroad, will furnish the train
for moving the troops. He made this
as his contribution toward th success
of the celebration.
Judge Eylar was designated to make
vhe oration at Cleveland square fol
lowing the parade, and rabbi Martin
Zlelonka will be requested to read the
Declaration of Independence. Alder-
n Blumenthal was given this part of
tne program to iook aiter.
Alderman Percy McGhee was put in
charge of the parade and he urges all
societies and fraternal organizations in ! dispatch from American consul at JVia
.... . . . -rr.vir.TPi tVi aoMotarv naci sent
the cltj' to join. Col. Sharpe has been
asked to bring in the troops from Fort
Bliss and the fire department will be
paraded. It is expected that company
K will be in line and all fraternal, la
bor and other organizations are to be
urged to appear.
Following the parade and the exercis
es in Cleveland square, the people are
all to go to Washington park with their
baskets for a big noonday feed under
the trees. In the afternoon there will
be band concerts, races of all sorts for
men, women and children, and a base
ball game. At "night the $500 worth of
fireworks will be' set off. As this lat
ter feature Is under the management of
judge F. E. Hunter, who admits that
he is neither safe nor sane on July 4,
it is going to be something -worth see
ing. O. HENRY. NOTED SHORT
STORY WRITER, PASSES AWAY
New York. June 6. Wllliaaii Sidney .
Porter, known best under his pen name
nf "O. TTonr'" q th Tvr.ftr of short
stories, died Sunday at Polytechnic hos-
pital. He underwent an operation last
Friday and never rallied.
Porter was born in Greensboro, N. C,
46 yars ago and began his career on
the Houston Post. Before that he had
been a cowboy, sheep herder and drug- I
gist, and active traveler. The general
public knew little of his private life.
for he shunned interviewers and was J
content to be kncwi merely through
his writings as "O. Henry.'
His breezy paragraphs penned in
Texa drew attention to the young
writer several years ago, then he
lUi l UH 1U1A fU-fJCT. 2.ir rtO VJUILIVI,
recognized as a writer of ability. Maga
zine stories followed and his faane was
assured. It was only tv o years ago,
however, that anj- but his closest
friends knew his real name. Then he
reluctantly consented to have his pho
tograph printed with a brief biography.
Henry made his early reputation as
a writer in Austin, Tex. He was teller
of a bank md conducted a weekly
newspaper known as the "Rolling
1 Roach, of Austin.
of 42 to 24 the senate today made
the order ofv business. Before the
the statehood bill vrns held not to
Estrada Renews Request
That United States Select
MADRIZ HOLDS AN
Bluefields, Nicaragua, June 6. Gen.
Estrada, leader of the provisional gov
ernment, has repeated the offer that he
made last March to Madriz looking to
the establishment of peace.
The conditions of his proposals pro
vide for the friendly mediation of the
United States, that country to designate
the NIcaraguan whom it considers most
fit to occupy the presidency provision
ally, neither Dr. Madriz nor Gen. Es
trada being eligible; the provisional
president to convoke elections for a
These conditions Madriz refused to
accept s when they were first offered
".chile expressing the fullest confidence
in the government of the United States, i
but in view of his latest reverses, the
difficult conditions under which his
military forces have been compeled to
assume the aggressive, the lack of sup
plier and the debilitated condition of his
soldiers, it is expected by the provisional
leaders that he will now give the pro
posals more consideration.
Madrls Denies Defeat.
Managua, Nicaragua, June 6. Presi
dent Madriz has deemed it advisable to
issue an official denial of reports of
"The report of Gen. Chavarria's de
feat is absolutely falsa," he say. "For
nurelv milltarv reasons, his column
which was operating against Rama.
was ordered to fall back on Muelle De
Los Bueyos. where it arrived in perfect
order with all military stores, uw.ng
to the difficulty of transporting pro
visions to the trooDS operating at Blue-
f,o.iAa hann-ntza ftfYli Tipnvv rain. Lara
l..uo, u.v.v, w.. ..- - .
nd Godov's columns were ordered to
retire on El Aimindro.
ir'Qiir milltarv position is entirely ad-
vitagecuaas results will shortly show.
If Bluefie!ds were only defended by the
revolutionists, we would have captured
it lcng ago.
American Prisoner aie.
Wasvjngton. D. C, June o. ur. i.uio
Corea, Wepresentative m wasmugiuu w.
the MfTdriz government of Nicaragua
has rettelved no wora concerning m--
capturetof William P- i'lttman. mo
young Bostonlan wlio was repuueu .
have beiks taken oy Gen. iriass Lrouy
minlnir tllO nilinCSIn Ul
"" -"- r-
ifor the Estrada forces.
For thisrmnETf - gW
an has bn captured. If he had. been
taken, howlv.er, Corea said, he felt sure
1 i .m --.- d-i mp TP.it sure i
that no fateVould befall him tnat woum
cause the UrMed States government any
Assurancesllave bee ngiven the state
deDartment by Aje Madriz faction, how
ever, that PIttmVn will be treated con
These came to secretary K.nox in
the newspaper repilfs of the fate that
had befallen Pittm and pointed out
j-i.,. r),ic trnvcmmdl trniild iealOUSly
scrutinize the treatmi accorded him.
The dispatch also coVtams the state
ment that a courtmartiji to try the
prisoner had not been ordered.
Albuquerque, N. M., .Tune C Belated
reports show Friday night's- electrical !
storm over this section did seritus dam
age. Robert Patterson was killed bylight-
ning on a road nmr Roy. N. iL. J. M.
Packitt was rendered unconsciousnand
Vila hnncp hiirned near Roswell. Mrs.
Lizzie Prill and her son of Portaies,
,were knocked unconscious and their
DALHART PHONE SYSTEM.
Dalhart. Texa, June 6. The heaviest
rain in yean? visited Dalhart county
Sundav morning. Lightning destroyed
tue telephone plant. The fire deparf-
msnt f-xtintrulshed the flames.
operator was stunned. A flash
system is being Installed.
KING GEORGE GIVES
DINNER TO ROOSEVELT. ,
London, England, June 6. ,
Expresident Theodore Roosevelt "J
and Mrs. Roosevelt were enter-
talned at luncheon today by king
George and queen Mary at Marl-
borough house. 4
BACK TO OKLAHOMA
Tulsa, Okla., June 6. Ourflelder
Mayes and third baseman McDelaide and
pitcher LIngenfelder, who were sold
to Shreveport by Muskogee team, and
outfielder Stewart, who was sold by the
same team to Kansas City, will return
to Muskocree according: to an announce-
I nient here this jnornin.iT. The Western
association has ordered the sales can
celled. ;. II.
WAKTS TO ISSUE
BONDS ON VICTORIA DIVISION
Austin, Tex.. June 6. 'The Galveston,
Harrisburg and San Antonio ramay,
part of the Southern Pacific system
filed an application witLV the railroad
commission here today foiVa new valu
ation of part of th Victoia-Galveston
division for the purpose of issuing
about $5,000,000 In bonds. iJie division
on which the bonds are proposed to be
issued is about 360 miles In h'ngth.
STORE ROBBED. ;
San Antonio, Texas, June Gj-Blank- j
ntc rtiiHtc: onfl Mnfhtnw t.rtr.Tl OCi wopii
secured by burglars in a raid on the
store of Talbot Brothers Sundav. The
burglary was discovered this norning.
no arrests have been made.
MANNING SAYS-HE -
FLEW OVER RIVER
j XOW hi Chicago and SaVS
--- .,, JT &. -
. j-je 1 Uillter ierO Xtace
h Tew York.
"ilf Til T,.n f? T XT 'TnriTiliio'
J " . . . ,
. . ,. , i
or jsi raso, who wuj m uaicagu i.
night en route to Cleveland, announced
I that he would enter the proposed New
York-Chicago aerial race for a prize
TTo lio: an KO linrspnnww hi- I
i pmuu ui .uu.uu.., .,- .,.
, In wjiicn ne recently new irom iu raso
across the 'Rio Grande four miles into
Mexico and return.
Tf Manning made any such . Sight, or
f -. t.r- J -"- 4 11 1. n
i pvpn manp nis macmne iii u.i. a.11. no
fL -a Xl.x. ...1 4-Va-- rm-xrr Tll
- an Manning ried twice
-.,., ,-. 'tlie meIA with his ma-
w . i
chine, which was engiTieless, and fell
both times antf wreckesl his machine.
One Sunday he tried the Imachine built
XiY police chief Jenkins young
and fell and wrecked it aviso.
FIREMEN LOSE THEjlK
LIVES IN DENSE SMOKES
New York, June
ere killed and more
nvpwnmp bv stiflintr fumes in fighting
a warehouse fire near the North river I
Fireman Timothy Cotter died on the
sidewalk after having been carried
from the upper floor, where he had lain
unconscious more than an hour in a
pool of water.
Three of the injured are In a serious
To Wed Nobleman
Miss Margaretta Drexel, daughter of
Anthony Drexol, the multimillionaire
hanker of Philadelphia. New York,
and London, whose wedding to viscount
Maidstone,, Wednesday, is to be "the"
social event of the London season. Miss
Drexel recentlv visited this country.
attending the wedding of her brother,
Anthony Drexel, jr., to Miss Marjorie
Gould. Below is a picture of viscount
Maidstone. Viscount Maidstone visited
this country -with the Drexel party at
the recent redding of Anthony Drexel,
jr.. and Marjor'e Gould.
WMSk, '.. ISiIbh i
i b1Sb 'Slf ' " - ml I
sllailP&L v & Mil
1 fvBBrir .iflnrBf f
I I RJkyi&iarSSSSSsStJoSSs z I
I i gfrfr 3oO I V
I A detachment ot United State ma
vine! preparing to liannl their vessel
I to call for Nicrragnrr, where it in now
leareu tne Lniteu J rates government
will have to tnlve n more sc::?o hand in
suppressing: ths reireCn "whliih has
j been goinj? on with more or less jerl
OBnexs for months. Below in a. picture
of president Madriz, of Nicaragua,
,t1io wuceoeded president Zelayh,
rjnder whone administrntion the revolu
T.4FT TALKS ON
Sees Interested Railroad
Men and Discusses the
.Washington, D. C June 6 A num
ber of senators and representatives saw
sro5rtfnt Tn f t toiTnv rff-?.rflinn' tho m51
,'road rate situation. Senator Depew of
i New York, said:
"I do not svmpathize with the rail
roads in this instance. They should
have submitted the proposed increase In
rates to the interstate commerce com
mission and sought a hearing before
that body. They then could have pre
sented their case to the public and the
chances are that he rates would have
been approved, in "part anyway.
"But the companies went about this
in the wrong way and at the wrong
time. I hope the railroads see the4r
"way clear to go back and' follow tne
course I have suggested."
In administration circles today, It
seemed to be tho opinion that confer
ences, this afternoon would not result in
any change of the administration policy.
President Ripley, of the Santa Fe,
Delano of the Wabash and Felton of
the Chicago Groat-Western, will con
fer "With president Taft this afternoon
on the railroad rate situation. Attor
ney geneial Wickersham probably will
Chicago, 111., June 6. Legal represen
tatives of 25 western railroads met in
the offices of general solicitor Gardner
Lathrop, of the Santa Fe road, today
to devise a line of defence against the
recent action of the government in the
matter of freight rates, and to choose
special counsel to take chargo of the
BRIBERY CASE TAKEN
Chicago. 111.. June K. After several
hours arguments today, judge Scan
Ian took the plea for a writ of ha
beas corpus for Lee O'Nell Browne.
Democratic house leader of the third
assembly, charged with bribery, un
der advisement and will announce his
decision tomorrow morning.
orange race w vu rjjsl 1 ts
in two sk;i(ii:s deaths.
Houston, Texas, June 6. As a result
of a long feud between certain ele
ments of whites and negroes at Orange,
Texas, Rankin Moore, a negro, was kill
ed last night, it is said by white men.
Earlier in the day Douglas Lemon, an
other negro, was found shot to death
on the street by unknown persons.
DALHART STRAW VOOTE
Dalhart. Texas, June 6. Complete re
turns from over the city on the honest
straw vote held Saturday give Poin
dexter 61 votes; Colquitt 55; Davidson
IS, and Johnson 9. The votes represent
one-third of the city vote.
Herbert C Korr, a ra'lway
of Arizona, is in the c tj.
1S&T& V- ry mjt9
FAIL TO WIN
Are Hit Hard in Pennsylva
nia Primaries Politics
Phihdelphia. Pa.. June G. Returns of
the primary election held throughout
the state yesterda- show that the Re
publican organization has succeeded, in
nominating nearly all its slated candi
dates and. in many instances succeeded
-also in having them placed upon the
tickets of the opposition parties.
The onlv break in the Republican
party's congressional slate was in
j Schuylkill county, where the present
I congressman, Alfred D. Garner, a sup
porter of speaker Cannon, was defeated
by R. D. Keaton,-on an insurgent plat
form, and in the 29th, where almost
cnplet-e returns indicate the defeat of
i congressman W. H. Graham for renoin-
inatlon by his opponent, Stephen G. Por
ter, chairman of the Republican city
In the 2Sth. with onlv a few districts
missing, Joseph C. Sibley, a former con-
gresman, has defeated the present con
gressman, Xelson P. Wheeler. J. David
, HcJuuking was nominated in t?he 22d
.' district, congressman George Huff re
i Congressman John Dalzell. of Pitts-
j burg, an '"old guard" of 22 years' experi-
j ence in Washinston. is declared to have
won a renomination in the 30th district
oer former mayor Robert J. Black of
McKeepoTt. The victory according to
latest count, with three precincts miss-
' inc. out of 205. showed a majority of
! but 400 for the veteran, and Black had
not concede'd his defeat.
Politics Warm in Maine.
Portland. Me., June 6. A-i the two
state political conventions draw near,
the Democratic on June 15, and the Re
publican on June 19. Jepubliean leaders
admit they expect a Keen struggle. The
Democrats are hopeful of carrying the
first and second congressional districts
and are working hard to elect their
candidates to the next legislature whih
must choose a successor to senator Hale
Iowa Campaign Closing.
Des Moines. la., June 6. Participants
in the state primary campaign are
wearv with almost ceaseless speech
making. In the 7th and 9th districts,
(where- congressmen Hull and Smith are
closelv pressed by the 'progressive"
candidates, and where the result will De
considered as having a national bearing,
the campaign will ibe waced up to the
last moment before the primary Tues
day. Hull and Smith, the latter particular
ly as a member of the Cannon rules
'omrrittee, are resrarded by the "pro
gressives' as standing for all that is re
aetionary. The fight has been waged with great
Governor Carroll has completed an
automobile spell binding tour and asserts
that he will win on Ttvsdav by a ma
jority of 35,000.
AT DEATH'S DOOR
Chicago. 111., June 6. "Pony" Moore,
one time tlio negro king cf gamblers Is
about to "czve In." For many years
he was leader of the gambling frater
nity, in Chicago.
Moore has been unconscious since
Saturday morning as a result of a
paralytic stroke and physicians say he
cannot recover. Moore came to' Chi
cago about 25 years ago from Dallas,
From Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen.
''El Paso's best asset is The Herald," said an El
Pasoan while in Tucson. The "El Paso Herald is
continually boosting El Paso and the southwestern
t country. It is the paper that "boosts' one that is
always awake to the best interests of a city, which
circulates and is the best medium. This is the even
JU I UiUL
Held in Jail on Charge of As
saulting Two G-irls in an
He Denied G-nilt, But
Identified Tfim Ib
Murdered in Cell.
McAlester, Okla., June 6. After he
had been placed 4n jail on a charge
of attacking two white girls Sunday
at Krebs, John Batson, a -negro, was
shot and killed in his cell at Krebs this
morning. An unidentified person In
serted a shotgun in a hole in the screen
and fired on the negro. Batson sur
rendered in person to the sheriff be
cause of fear of lynching, but declared
he was not the guilty negro. Blood
hounds followed the trail to- a short
distance from the Batson home
Near the Rock Island depot near
Krebs Sunday evening at 7 oclock, two
girls, aged 15 and 16, were attacked
by a negro who struck both to the
ground with the butt of a revolver. The
elder succeeded in escaping and ran
screaming. The negro fled and an alT-m
was given and a posse quickly formed
with dogs, which took the trail,
ed near Batson's house, which, is
McAIpster. Batson surrendered
midnight and -sheriff Hartison took
to Krebs immediately, where j hej
identified by the girls as their a
The authorities say they have
as to who shot Batson.
KILLS A WHIT
Austin, Texas, June 6.-
Ransome, a negro boy, snappe
at Allen W. Walker, white, at
near here this" morning. The sh
5 ploded, taking effect in V
-ast and causing Instant death
some says he did it in fun but
rested, charged with murder.
PREACHER A HO
Homer T. Wilson Honored
by Traveling Men of
Dalhart. Texas, June ,6. Homer T.
Wilson, national chaplain of the Trav
elers Protective association for 17 years,
who is en route to Alva, Okla.. and who
will give the commencement address af
the state normal and thence will go to
Chattanooga, Tenn.. to atend the na
tional convention of traveling men, has
1 been a Dalhart visitor for the past
three clays, addressing the Elks last
night atthe Christian church. He will
deliver a lecture tonight at the Felton
opera house under the auspices of the
Elk lodge. Mr. Wilson has the honor
of having received at the hands of the
traveling men a $5000 home at San An
tonio. Texas, for their appreciation of
his long and efficient service as thelt
HAMILTON TO MAKE
FLIGHT TO PHILADELPHIA
"Washington, D. C, June 6
Next Saturday Charles K. Ham
ilton, the aviator, will sail fro
4fr Van Cortlandt park In his -a
- tempt to fly from Philadelph
and back In the same day for a.
prize offered by the New Torlc
LW PASSES TO PERMIT
FARMING ON MINE CLAIMS.
Washington. D. C. June 6. The
j house bill authorizing disposal of the
surface of coal lands for agricultural
purposes was paassed by the senate to
day. The measure, which is considered
very important, now only requires the
signature of the president to make it
The bill will permit the settlement
and cultivation ofi vast areas of public
lands which, while they have been
withdrawn on account of their coal de
posits, are still valuable for agriculture.
Under the terms of the bill, the gov-
! ernment docs not part with its control
of the coal.
MAJOR DENTLER IS
INSTRUCTING MILITIA OFFICERS.
Austin, Texas, June 6. A hundred
and 14 officers from all parts of the
state are attending a camp of instruc
tion at Camp Mabry, which begun this
morning. Major C. E. Dentler. 23d
United States? infantry, is in charge of
I tho camp. It will continue six days.
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