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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 83.
THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. JANUARY 23, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
AMENDED OGLESBY BILL
IS PASSED BY THE SENATE
Jones Measure Without
the Emergency Clause
Goes With Whoop
41 FOR AND 3 AGAINST
Made Special Order For Next
Tuesday in the House
Springfield, 111., Jan. 22. By a vote
of 41 to I! the senate tills morning
passed the .Tones primary fleet ion bill
and adjourned until 10 tomorrow morn
ing. The Jones hill was later present
ed in the hou.-e, read for the first time
and made a special order for next
Tuesday morning, after which the
house adjourned until 5 Saturday even
ing. I Amended Oglexliy Kill.
The bill passed by the senate this
morning is the amended Oglesby bill
as decided upon in the first joint con
ference committee and which received
Mi votes in the house Nov. 2G, 1007,
but because of lack of a constituional
two-thirds the Jones measure does not
carry the emergency clause. It fixes
tin? second Saturday in August as the
date of holding the HMIS primaries.
IIoiihi Tie llHi-lf In Knot.
Springfield. 111., Jan. 23. The"1 house
spent yesterday in rejecting primary
bills of one kind or another.
15y a vote of CO to 05 it threw down
the Slianahan-Berry revised delegates
primary law of l!)uG. Then it took a
recess and a few hours later defeated,
by a vote of 72 to 2S, the Pattison di
rect primary bill which was the meas
ure that the democrats early in die
session introduced as representing
After this course the house refused
to adopt Lindley's resolution to ad
journ from day to day until the senate
surrenders and passes the original
Oglesby bill in the form in which it
received lu votes in the house. This
resolution of defiance and
the senate was lost by a vote of 5S to, ls lo u,em a n""S lareweii.
47. With everybody mad ami the pri-As no" f "vat of the fleet, so
mary question as tangled as a
liitru III lion, injil'luunn t li t lwnc?n rlinn !
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adiourned to await develonments.
Senate lu Walling Cinmr.
On the other side of the building the
senate played a waiting game. It look
ed on, while the house defeated the
conference bill and enjoyed the spec
tacle whicli relieved it of the responsi-
bility of going on record one way or
another on this measure.
Many a senator was relieved when
ho learned. that the house had discard-
e;l the committee report. The organ
izafion was relieved of the embarrass
ment of defeat for the best authority
gave the confereice report only 24
votes. It was eve. doubtful if enough
votes could be mustered to overrule
Sherman's decision that the report of
the committee was out of order. And
so all day long and until in the even
ing the senators watched the proceed
ings in the house with keen satisfac
tion, realizing that the Tiour is near at
hand for sweet revenge.
Senate N Chuckling.
The senate now has the house in its
clutches. Weeks ago the house caught
the senate asleep at the switch and
ran the Oglesby bill into the upper
chamber before the watchman had
time to recover. The senate has never
forgotten it. It was the first time in
Small Majority of Diet Opposes Reso
lution Which Would Have
Tokio,' 3an. 23. A motion to cen
sure the government was defeated in
the lower house of the diet today by
177 to 1(18.
Debate on the motion of censure
turned entirely on the budget, no men
tion being- made of the emigration
question or the government's policy
thereon. The result insures the cab
inet will remain in power and prob
able passage of the budget.
nUNUn run UAVIU n. rnANLlD
rr.acni w 01. L.wu,a Exparn u.von
Order of North Star. j
St. Louis, Jan. 23. The Order of the!
North Star, one of the oldest orders
Sweden, was conferred upon former
Governor D. R. Francis as president
of the Louisiana Purchase exposition
at his home last night by C. A. Eck
stromer, vice consul for Sweden.
years that the house has been able to
hand that august body a lemon.
May I'ny Aldermen More.
, The Smejkal bill authorizing city
councils to increase the pay of alder
men to $3,500 a year was passed by
the house last evening and will be
sent over to the senate for action.
It was opiosed by a number of re
publican menvbers of the legislature in
cluding some of the Chicago districts,
but the democrats became active lob
byists for it and succeeded in getting
79 votes for it, two more than needed.
The Clacking bill, authorizing cities
and villages to establish tuberculosis
sanitariums, passed by the senate, was
advanced to second reading in the
house during the evening.
The bill permits the levying of a
special tax of not to exceed 4 mills or.
the dollar, if authorized by a referen
dum, to be used for the maintenance
of such institutions.
ALMOST HALF WAY
Ten Days More Will See United
States Fleet at Southern
End of Continent.
BIG SEND0FF GIVEN AT RIO
Thousands Crowd Hills About Harbor
and Participate in Farewell as
Ships Get Under Way.
Rio Janeiro, Jan. 23. To the boom
ing of gnus and the cheers of thou
sands on the accompanying pleasure
craft, the American war ships sailed
from Rio Janeiro yesterday afternoon,
btmnd for Pnnta Arenas' on the Ma
gellan strait. Tea days will bring the
fleet almost midway on its 14,000-mile
cruise to San Francisco, and the ships
and the men carried with them yes
terday the godspeed and good wishes
of the whole Brazilian nation.
Not an untoward incident has
marked the visit of the Americans
here. They were feasted and" feted,
both officers and men, during their
sojourn in Rio, and half the popula-
ivnm- viii iivhi cai i j hi iiiTT llivii 11.
; lie buildings and the hills were crowd-
ied with thousands watching the war
I . . . . ,7
ships until they had disappeared
through the mouth of the bay into the
I'reMiilent Pay IleNiiectM.
The president of the republic, Dr.
Penna, came to Rio Janeiro from Pe-
tropolis about 11 o'clock and proceeded
on the yacht Silva down to where the
war shil)S were lying. He went aboard
tlie cruiser Benjamin Constant, which
was jn readiness to accompany the
American fleet, and made a tour of all
the American ships.
JAPS WERE MERELY VISITORS
Pair Arrested as Spies at Fort Stevens
Port Stevens, Ore., Jan. 23. Inves
tigation by the commanding officer of
Fort Stevens today developed the two
Japanese taken into custody in the
west battery Tuesday were simply vis
iting Fort Stevens. After their exam
ination was conemded they were put
off the reservation. The men were
REVENUE IS FALLING OFF
Internal Collections for Six Months
Show Large Decrease.
Washington, Jan. 23. The monthly
statement 'of collections of internal
revenue show for December, 1907, a
decrease in receipts compared with
December, 190G, of $2,418,277; for six
months of the fiscal year the decrease,
Compared with the corresponding per
iod in 190C, is $4,300,510.
HONOR FOR G. A. B. FOUNDER
Location of. Statue Jn Washington Ha3
Washington, Jan. 23. The Stephen
son Grand Army memorial to be given
by the Grand Army of the Republic
to the people of the United States in
honor of the late Benjamin F. Stephen
son, founder of that organization, will
be erected in this city at the junction
of Pennsylvania avenue, Seventh
street. Louisiana avenue and C street
northwest, directly east of the eques
I tiian statue of General Hancock. Ac-
tion to that end was taken by the stat
luary commission of which Secretary
- ft , chalman yesterday.
Discount Rate Again Lowered..
of Paris, Jan. 23. The Bank of France
today reduced the rate of discount
from 3 to 3 per cent.
' London, Jan. 23. The rate of dis
- count of the Bank of England was
today reduced from 5 to 4 per cent.
Hughes Boomer Denounces Ef
forts of Executive to Pick,
His Successor. N
FEDERAL CROWD IS SCORED
Hundred Republicans Attend First
Banquet of New York League
and Hear Sentiments. '
New York, Jan. 23. The Hughes
State league, incorporated at Albany
to bring about the nomination of Gov-'
ernor Hughes for president, held its
first formal session in the Hotel Man
hattan last night. More than 100 re
publicans from different parts of the
state were present. Republicans at
tended who had not been at a political
function before. Others, who have
been in the thick of the fray for years,
included ex-Senator Edgar T. Brackett,
president of the league; George w!
Aldridge and Edward Lauterbach, two
vice presidents; ex-Senator Nathaniel
A. Eisberg, Senator Saxe, John A.
Sleicher, Abraham Gruber and Samuel
Itefern to Federal Crowd.
Senator Brackett, in accepting the
presidency of the league, made some
sharp references to the activity of the
"federal crowd" against Hughes. He
"Xo organization officeholders can
be permitted to stifle the true senti
ment of New York republicans on this
question. They were not placed in of
fice for such purpose and any such at
tempt must only result in wrath that
will consume them politically. The ex
periment of one set of officeholders
seeking to entail a succession has not
proved, beneficial to the country in the
past. And what is thus said of office
holders must be repeated of those
temporarily controlling the party ma
chinery. That man or set of men who
use office to suppress or misrepresent
the true sentiments of the party, who
by technicality, by previous question,
by unfair ruling, by br(ite force stifle
such sentiment, must Ije made to see
the error of his ways.'
ASK BANKS FOR I). S. CASH
Funds on Deposit Will Gradually be
Called In, Says Cortelyou.
Washington, Jan. 23. The secretary
of the treasury late yesterday an
nounced that owing to the great im
provement in financial conditions
throughout the country he had begun
the gradual withdrawal of deposits of
public moneys in moderate amounts
from the national banks.
The first call has been made upon
New York banks, and amounts to ap
proximately $lfr.000.000. This is in ad
dition to $10,000,000 returned by the
New York banks since Dec. 2G.
The secretary also announced that a
general call for a moderate amount
will be made upon banks in other cit
ies at an early date.
Declares Socialists Will Rcll
1,500,000 Votes for Him.
New York. Jan. 23. Eugene V.
Debs, the leader of the socialist party
in this country, declared last night
that he would not be a candidate for
the presidential nomination this year,
but would decline it in favor of Will
iam D. Haywood of the Western Fed
eration of Miners. "With Haywood as
the socialist nominee," said Debs, "the
party will poll 1,500.000 votes through
out the country and win a dozen seats
THIS AMOVE FOR BREWERIES?
Milwaukee Health Officer Orders All
Wells in City Filled Up.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 23. Health
Commissioner G. A. Bading has order
ed all wells Jin the city filled up. Chief
Inspector Curtis estimates there are
5,000 wells here, of which 1,000 are in
use for supplying water to house
Took Headache Medicine; Dead.
Galesburg. 111.. Jan. 23. Mrs. Alfred
Sunburg, wife of Wataga's postmaster,
died yesterday soon after taking head
BRIDE-TO-BE CONFIRMS RUMOR
HENRY GASSAWAY DAVIS WILL WED
Washington, Jan. 23. Formal an
nouncement was made yesterday of the
engagement of Miss Maud Ashford
and former Senator Henry Gassaway
Davis. Miss Ashford confirmed it. It
is stated that Mr. Davis gift to the
bride will be $1,000,000, in considera
tion of which she will waive her dower
Mr. Davis, the candidate for the vice
presidency on the ticket with Alton
B. Parker, is a millionaire 30 times
over, it is said. There has been cur
rent ever since the engagement was
rumored a story tnat Air. uayis iwo.nome. senator uavis was also mere
daughters, Mrs. Stephen B. Elkins,
wife of the senator from -West Vlr
'ginia, and Mrs. Arthur Lee, opposed
Supreme Court Refuses
to Hear Chicago Trac
NO OBSTACLES LEFT
Reorganization of the Compa
nies Will Now be Car
Washington, Jan. 23. The supreme
court today denied the petition for an
appeal in the Chicago street railroad
IJixpoMen of IiiiMt Obstacle
Chicago, Jan. 23. The denial of the
petition for an appeal in the Chicago
traction case disposes of the last ob
jection to the reorganization plan ap
proved some time ago by Judge Gross
cup. The reorganization of the street
car companies will now be completed.
Xo Reflection on firoMMcup.
Washington, Jan. 23. In the su
preme court today attorneys represent
ing petitioners for the appeal in the
case of Thomasson and others oppos
ing the reorganization of the street
railways of Chicago, filed a disavowal
of any intention to personally reflect
on Judge Grosscup in their position,
and asked the court to strike from its
files suggestions 40 that effect yester
day presented to the court by Attorney
Burry on behalf of 75 per cent of the
bondholders and stockholders of the
Circulars Pave Way for Parade
of Those Out cf Work
POLICE ARE STRENGTHENED
Cold Weather Aids in Keeping the
Crowds on the Move in the
Down Town District.
Chicago. Jan. 23. A fight occurred
this afternoon between the police and
column of "unemployed" at State
and Madison streets in which several
men were beaten.
Chicago, Jan. 23. Preparations for
a possible clash between the police
and "unemployed" were commenced in
earnest today. Police were massed in
the down town stations in anticipation
of trouble. Last night a thousand
copies of circulars calling on unem
ployed men to meet at 2 o'clock on the
lake front and from there march to
the city hall and demand work were
distributed in the saloon and lodging
Warned by rollee Chief.
Chief of Police Shippy has repeat
edly declared to managers of the pa
rade it would not be permitted. The
fact that this was the coldest day. of
the winter aided the police greatly in
keeping the people on the move.
NO NEWS OF MISSING BOAT
Twenty-eight Persons from Amsterdam
Hook of Holland, Jan. 23. Xo news
has yet been received of the missing
boat from the steamer Amsterdam, one
of several that put off from that ves
sel after the collision Tuesday night
with the steamer Axminster. It is be
lieved the boat has been carried south
by the currents and will make a land
ing somewhere on the coast. The boat
carries 2S persons, of whom 21 are
passengers. It is said to be well pro
the marriage of their father, who is
85 years of age
It is still said that Mrs. Elkins re
fuses to admit an engagement, but
that Mrs. Lee and Miss Ashford are
on perfectly friendly terms. They have
been- friends for years, and the engage
ment is the result of an attachment
formed at Gracelands, the country
home of the Lees in West Virginia,
when last summer Miss Ashford, a
house guest thpre, consented to care
- ..for the children of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
while they made trips away from
. Though no date has been given for
- jtbe marriage, it is understood it will
be in the near future.
LIMITS TO THREE
Justice Dowling Draws Line for
Testimony of Experts in
HITS STATE AND DEFENSE
Doctor Tells of Further Acts of Pris
oner and Denials of Intemper
New York, Jan. 23. Dr. Charles L.
Bailey of Albany, N. Y., was the first
witness called, in the Thaw trial case
today. Bailey was called to attend
Thaw on a New York Central railway
train between Hudson and Albany in
"When I was called in to see him,"
said the witness, "Thaw was chatter
ing something like 'Shasta,' 'Shasta,'
'Shasta.' The Pennsylvania runs into
the New York Central.' He kept on
repeating this for some time. His eyes
were bulging, and he appeared un
sound. Objected to Morphine.
"I gave him a hypodermic of mor
phine, with the assistance of the 'por
ter. When Thaw saw the syringe, he
said, 'Take away that stuff.' I was
very close to him and could not detect
the odor of alcohol."
Bailey said Thaw did not respond to
his interrogations, but ramjbled 011 in
coherently. His pulse was about 90.
Dr. Charles C. Wagner of Binghamp
ton, N. Y., an alienist, succeeded
Have- l.ons Argument.
Jerome and Littleton had a long ar
gument as to the admissibility of
Thaw's statements to Doctors Wagner
and Evans in the Tombs following the
homicide. Justice Dowling finally held
the statements were admissible as a
basis for an expert opinion formed by
the alienist. Dr. Wagner, repeated at
great length what Thaw had said.
Told of Ilia Appeal for Aid.
The prisoner told of his efforts to have
Stanford White punished by appeal
ing to Anthony Comstock and Jerome.
He said he had not intended attacking
White, but that providence took the
matter in hand and ended it in its
He said he had been followed by a
gang of thugs whom White had em
ployed to engage him in a street quar
rel and kick him to death.
Than Had Met White.
Wagner's testimony in a large meas
ure was a repetition of that given at
the first trial. He said on one of his
visits to Thaw in prison, the prisoner
told him he met White in 1900, and
ad been invited to one of his parties
Madison square tower. He later
saw White in front of a New York
theater with a handsome girl and was
told she was Miss Nesbit "who belong
ed to Stanford. White." Thaw said he
did not see how such a girl could care
for White, who "had reddish hair and
looked like an ape." The testimony
as to Thaw's acquaintance with White
was new to the case.
Wife Feared White.
Thaw also told me," said Wagner,
that Miss Nesbit, afterwards his wife.
would be thrown into a high state of
nervousness whenever she saw White.
She would shrink ana shrivel up, he
declared, until he feared for her health. !
Thaw gave me the history of his life.
He said he never got along very well
at school, and once thought of being
a painter.' In traveling abroad he had
met some pretty fast people, but had
never been a dissipated man or much
in company with women. He said he
rarely or never drank whisky alone.
He always wanted to talk of wrongs
he said White had done. He referred
to those whom he termed 'other rich
criminals engaged in same practices.'
His manner of speech was very rapid
and at times incoherent."
May Limit Expert Trutlmony.
Justice Dowling held a conference
with attorneys as to the limiting of
expert testimony, and it was said it
might be that each side will use but
two physicians, although the defense
is likely to call several more in sur-
rebuttal of any that appear in the
state's rebuttal case. The defense has
all the experts who testified for the
prosecution at the last trial under
. Limited lo Three Ex pert a Each.
After recess Justice Dowling an
nounced he would limit both the pros
ecution and the defense to three ex
Telia Of InnanMy.
New York, Jan. 23. Mrs. Mary. Cop
ley Thaw, mother of Harry K. Thaw,
went on the stand again yesterday
and told what she knew of insanity in
the Thaw family, and the actions of
her son from the time of his birth.
She was extremely feeble and had
to be assisted to the witness chair
by a nurse. She looked even weaker
and more frail than she did last week.
She said that 13 months before
Harry was born she sustained a great
shock when she found an older child
dead in bed. She was not in good
health before Harry's birth and he was
an excitable and nervous child.' She
told of his having St. Vitus dance and
TO SHOOT AT THE SENATE
how his speech was discounectad and
hard to understand.
Vnele Weak Mioded.
As to the insanity taint in the fam
ily, she said Henry Copley; an uncle.
of Thaw, had been weak minded from
the time he was C years old. Another
relative, Josiah Thaw, had brain fever
and her sister, Mrs. Hirsch, had been
epileptic from' her early days.
There was no cross examination of
Mrs. Thaw by the district attorney.
By agreement with counsel for Thaw
all he did was to read to the jury the
affidavit, made by Mrs. Thaw, presented
to the commission in lunacy at the
In that affidavit she tried to explain
away any taint of hereditary insanity
in the Thaw family. The affidavit did
not jibe with the testimony she gave
After Mrs., Thaw left the stand the
defense introduced Miss Belle Moore
house Lawrence of California, who
was Thaw's teacher when he was C
years old. She said Thaw was gloomy
and delicate. He wouldn't play with
the other boys. He was nervous and
Wait Never Spanked.
When she told Jerome she had
never spanked him for his "tantrums."
as' he expressed it, he said "that's all,"
ending her cross examination.
One of the experts. Dr. Charles G.
Wagner, was brought up to the firing
line. He was asked only a few ques
tions. The belief is that if Mr. Jer
ome's examination of the experts is
not long, the defense will have its case
in this week. It is understood Mr.
Jerome does not intend to quiz the,
alienists as he did at the last trial.
Demand Uoon Saloonkeepers
Made by Model License
IN SESSION AT LOUISVILLE
Resolutions Declare Anti-Saloon League
Is Political Organization
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 23. Resolutions
adopted by the Model License league,
in convention here yesterday, approve
the demand that liquor dealers retire
from politics as aggressive or as of
fensive factors. The league expresses
willingness to unite with citizens in
bringing about obedience to law, and
urges the cancellation of all saloon
licenses where the holders exhibit a
disposition to willfully violate the 'aw.
The league favors one saloon license
for each 500 of population.
Rapa Antl-Salan I.engne.
The resolutions reiterate the ex
pressed views of its president that the
work of the Anti-Saloon league is not
a reform movement, but that the or
ganization is political, dictatorial and
A large proportion of the country's
press, the resolutions declare, give
support to the Anti-Saloon league not
because of any faith in prohibitory
legislation but as a protest against the
lawless element engaged in the liquor
The league goes on record as being
unalterably opposed to intemperance
and expresses the belief that it offers,
in the "model license law," a valuable
aid to the solution of the problem.
ImpOHMible of Enforcement.
It is asserted that prohibition of the
manufacture and sale of alcoholic
liquors would destroy millions of dol
lars' worth of property and throw
many thousands of men out of em
ployment. The resolutions declare
that centuries of experience go to show
that such laws, while destructive in
their nature, are impossible of en
NORTH DAKOTA FOR TAFT
Committee Indorses Him in Issuing
Call for State Convention.
Fargo, N. D., Jan. 23. The republi
can state committee of North Dakota
yesterday selected Minot as the place
and May 14 as the date for the state
convention to elect delegates to the
republican national convention. The
committee declared in favor Nf the
nomination of Secretary Taft.
DECIDES TO BURN E00KS
MinneaDolis School Board Acts to
Stop Scarlet Fever.
Mtnneanolis. Jan. 23. In order to
prevent the spread of scarlet fever the
board of education at a special meet
ing yesterday decided to burn at least
750 text books .n use im Kenwood and
Old Ogle Oounty Editor Dead.
Sterling, 111.. Jan. 23. Editor Frank
J. Crawford of .the Polo Visitor, the
oldest editor in Ogl county, is dead
President Will Submit
List of His Federal
CABINET IS AIDING
House Committee On Banking
Decides to Give Hearing
Washington, Jan. 23. President
Roosevelt today sent for members of
the cabinet and instructed them to
personally prepare for him at their
earliest convenience a list of all ap
pointments which require confirmation
by the senate that have been sent to
that body during its present session.
I" Med Am an Aner.
It is understood the president in
tends to use this information in a state
ment to be issued some time in the
near future which will be. according
to those who have talked with the
president, an answer to recent criti
cisms made by the senate of his fed
Will Seek Advice.
Washington, Jan. 23. The house
committee 011 banking and currency
today decided to officially invite Sec
retary Cortelyou, Treasurer Treat. Con
troller Ridgely and members of the
currency commission of the American
Bankers' association to appear before
it and state their views regarding the
advisability of injecting elasticity into
the currency and federal guarantee
of national deposits.
TAKES CARS OUT OF SERVICE
Philadelphia Traction Line Hit by
Philadelphia, Jan. 23. Because of
the falling off in street car travel, due
to the business depression, the Phila
delphia Rapid Transit has withdrawn
100 cars from service and within the
next few days will take off 23 to 40
more. The sections of the city most
affected are tne manufacturing cen
ters. LESS COTTON IS GINNED
Report of Census Bureau Shows Fall
Washington, Jan. 23. The census
bureau today issued a report showing
the total amount of cotton in the Uni
ted States ginned from the growth of
1007 up to Jan. 1G was 10,33S,000 bales,
as compared with 12.176,000 bales for
the same period last year.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Jan. 23. Following are
in brief, the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday as taken
from the official records:
SENATE The senate spent over an
hour in discussing a resolution ottered
by Senator Hansbrough of North Ia
kota directing- the department of com
merce and labor to suspend its investi
gation into the affairs of the Interna
tional Harvester company, which was
ordered by a resolution Over a year ago.
IMirintj this discussion Senator Hans
hrough declared that the "harvester
trust" is attempting to control the se
lecion of delegate to the next republi
can national convention and is especi
ally plotting to defeat him for reelec
tion to the senate. The resolution fi
nally was referred to a committee. The
criminal code bill was again consid
ered for over two hours and at 4:40
the senate adjourned until today.
HOl'SE Rapid progress was made in
the house of representatives in the con
sideration of the bill to codify and re
vise the penal laws of the 1 niteI
states. The only amendment of any
importance which got through was on
by Ollie James of Kentucky, making it
a criminal ofTense. under heavy penalty,
to falsify government crop statistics.
the object of the amendment being t
protect the cotton and tobacco growers
from speculators. Over SO pages of the
bill were disposed of. Except for n po
litical speech by Mr. Kimball of Ken
tucky, the proceedings were nl'noton
ous and at no time were a hundred
members in their seats. The house at.
5:02 adjourned until today.
WILL NOT ASK THE
State Does Not Propose to Go to Ex
treme in Prosecuting Mrs. Dora
McDonald at Chicago. .
Chicago, Jan. 23. Four more jurors
were .secured today in the trial of Mrs.
Dora McDonald for the murder of
Webster Guerin, making . the total
eight. It was brought out to:lay the
state does not intend asking the death
Earthquake in Calabria.
Reggio de Calabria, Jan. 23. A
strong earthquake shook this province
I today. Up tcf the present time no re-
-v l 1 : f 1 1 t
.ipun ui ius ul nie jiua uueu received.