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real republic, on the border between
Brazil and the French section of Gui
ana, about 15 miles back from the
sea. Its independence dates from
1886, when title to the country was
officially relinquished by. the republic
of Brazil. The CounanianVthen ex
pected to be annexed to French Gui
ana, but France wouldn't annex
them, so they elected a president
and Counani has been independent
The present president is Adolph
Bresset Beaufort, a French colonel
banished to Guiana many years ago
for a political crime. "When war
The Flag of Counani.
broke out, Beaufort announced he
was going back to fight for France.
"We'll go, too," said the Counanian
And they did.
'Twas a motley army of 300 that
sailed for Franch under the blood-red
flag with the great silver star em
blem of Counani. But they partici
pated in the famous charge of the
foreign legion at Bois Sabot.
Boston, Tex. W. J. Mayfield,
charged with killing his father, moth
er and brother with axe, taken from
county jail by score of masked men
and hanged to tree half-mile south
ARMOR MANUFACTURERS DEFY
Washington, Jan. 26. Armor plate
manufacturers here flatly refused to
tell senate naval affairs committee
actual cost of their products. As re
sult, hearing by which they hoped to
postpone favorable report on govern
ment armor plate plant bill is prac
tically at an end. Bill will be favor
Thirty-third Ward Woman's Study
club -meets at home of Mrs. MsGee
han, 2203 N. Sawyer av., Wed., Jan.
Woman's Club of .tewUh FHum-
tional Alliance will held regular meet
ing Wed., Jan. 26, 2 p. m.
Robert H. Howe will lecture before
7th ward branch Socialist party,
Wed., Jan. 26, 8 p. m., 6638 Cottage
Grove av. Subject, "Chattel Slavery
vs. Industrial Slavery."
Regular quarterly meeting of Pub
lic Ownership League of Cook Coun
ty will take place at Musicians' hall,
175 West Washington, Sun., Jan. 30,
2 p. m. Benjamin C. Marsh of N. Y.,
executive sec'y of Ass'n for an Equit
able Income Tax, will talk on "Public
Ownership of Public Utilities." Nom
inations for officers. Public invited.
New York. Robert Colgate Wood,
ex-public service commissioner, in
dicted by grand jury here on charge
of soliciting bribe.
Washington. With Ambassador
Bernstorff sitting at Mrs. Wilson's
right, president tonight will entertain
at dinner diplomatic reprecentatives
of central powers.
Memphis, Tenn. Police, trying to
identify body of fashionably-dressed
woman found in creek 12 miles from
here. Claim she was murdered.
New York 50 funerals waited at
eates of Calvarv cemeterv here while
cemetery officials settled strike of 300
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