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tire Believes His Country I&
Entitled to That
Says France Would 2sot Consider
the Question of Cost in
Erecting Its National
New York. May 39 Michel LaGravc. tho
Ficrn-h economist who i here in the double
capacity of delegate of the Minister of Com
merce to the Rochambeau ceremonies and
of Commissioner of France to the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition, was seen to-day at
the Waldorf-Astoria, and had interesting
things to say about the participation of.
Trance In the coming World's Fair.
"I have Ju?t received a telegram from
Governor rrancis." said Mr LaGrave, "In
forming me that he was sending a special
commissioner to Washington to see the
Trench Ambassador and to beg him to ten
der to the members of the Rochambau
mission the invitation of the Louisiana Pur
chase Exposition Companj to visit St. Louis
as guests of the Exposition authorities He
wishes me to use all mj Influence with
my colleagues of the mission in order to
get them to accept
"So far I have Token enly to the VIcomte
de Chambrun about it ard he seems de
lighted with the idea 1 have no doubt that
part, at least, of the mission will bo able
to accept. As to the postponement of the
Tair to May 1. 1901, France would havebwn
ready on Januarj 1. 1903 if it had been nec
essary. 'Want Imiinrtlnl Jurlm.
"The representation of France at St. Louis
will depend on two things on impartial Jurj
and a proper protection against fire- You
see. manj French manufacturers are still
under the bad Impression caused at Chicago
in 1E9J by the ftro which destroyed their
property and bv the composition of tho va
rious Juries, which were hopeless! partisan
This last cause of dissatisfaction was so
flagrant that the Trench exhibitors, rather
than submit' to the Judgment of the Juries,
withdrew from all competition I shall plead
for the c'labllshment of the Juries upon the
basis ndopted at the Paris Exposition of
l!O0 and approved by all the foreign nations.
If I gain my point the Exposition authori
ties! will not have space enough to gle me.
"Never, perhaps. In the hlstorj of the
two Republics has the feeling between the
two nations been as cordial as it is to-day.
France was the first of the foreign coun
tries to accept America's invitation to par
ticipate in the Exposition The manufac
turers Individually responded with as much
alacrity as did tho Government, and to-day
I am ready to flu all the space that the
Exposition managers can allot me. But yet
I mut receive assurances that the unpleas
antness of the Chicago fair will not recur.
National Pavilion Plana.
"The question of the national pavilion
of France is another subjct for discussion.
If the St. Louis people give me the spice
I want and the location I feel I should
have the position of honor I IntenJ to re
produce in St. Louis one of our historic
palaces of the time of the sale of the
Louisiana Territory to the United Btates.
I have not yet settled It In my mind which
It would be, Trianon or Malmalson, but
either of these would be appropriate and
worthy, both of France and of the position
of honor at the St. Louis Exposition. It
seems to me that the fact that the Exposi
tion Is to commemorate an act in which
the chief roles were played by France and
the United States, should prove an Irrefuta
ble argument in favor of the allotment to
France of the place of honor nt the Fair.
"in. erecting Its national pavilion Trance
D?lgati to the Rochjmbeau statue un fil
ing and Louisiana Purchase Esposltion
will not consider the question of cost Tho
building would bf in kerpiig will) the dig
nity of the nation and the rank It occuries
In the world Each of the roam" of iMj
building would be furnished ard decora led
b one of the la-ge cities of Trance, snJ
filled with Nupoleonic relics from the va
rious museums. Napoleon buing ben the
hish contracting part with the VniiC 1
States for the silo of Louisiana, Trederick
the Great would lw quite out of It"
Snrcnstir rilnp: nt f.i'niiiiny.
Seeing in this last remark of Mr Lc
Graie an allusion to the offer of the Ger
man Emperor to erect i statue of Tred
erick the Great in HsMi'gton, Mr La
Grae was asked what he thought of the
"Mon dieu' said Mr Le Grave, shrug
glrg his shouldcs "Whit will jou? It Is
amusing. There is as much ralson d'etre
for a statue of Frederick the Great in the.
United States as there Is for one of Attila
of Charles V. I suppose that the Sultan of
Morocco will offer a bust of Hannibal to
jou next week. I knew that the Itocham
bcau statae project had caused a great
stir in Iterlln, and I was expecting some
such .evidence of petty jealousy from Ger
many; but, then you see, we can afford to
shrug our shoulders at it A hundied
bronze Fredericks could not comei to the
American people what one Ilochambcau
statue can The Itcchambeau statue re
calls something Yorlttown i fraught with
more meaning to Americans than the Seven
Years' Vvar, and the effort to counterbal
ance the one b the other is incongruous
it's sad and jet laughable"
Count and C'ounttss do Ilochambcau and
partj left the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to
day for Washington, 13. C
Illinois G. A. 1. Gathers for Its
Annual Reunion.
nrjpunuc special.
Rock Island, 111., May 20 The thirtj'
sixth annual encampment of the Grand
Armj of the Republic. Department of
Illinois, opened here to-day, with several
thousand veterans and delegates of kindred
societies in attendance, and every incom
ing train swelling the crowd.
To-morrow the big parade, in which the
Governors of Illinois. Iowa and Wisconsin
and their staffs will part'eipate. will be the
feature of the daj's programme.
Rain Was Accompanied by Electric
Storm m Southern Illinois.
Evansvllle, led.. May 20 Late this after
noon a sev ere storm passed ov er thls part
of the State and Southern niinois. Marion
Hart and his 17-j ear-old son, living near
Moonrille. Warrick Countj-, were killed by
being struck bv- lightning while returning
from work In the Held. Two men occupied
the same wagon, but were not hurt.
Several residences in Warrick Countj are
reported destroyed by lightning. The rain
fall was terrific and lasted scv eral hours.
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Known to Every Confederate in
Missouri and the Southwest
To I!e 1 Juried Thursday
at Iliggiufeville.
Piedmont, Mo., May 20 Captain Richard
I Armstrong Collins, known to everj' Confed
erate in Missouri and the Southwest aJ
'aptain Dick Collins, died rather suddenly
th". morning, after a slight Illness of only
one daj
i He wa;, in his usual health until Sundaj-
night at about midnight, when a ph"slcian
was called to treat him for some slight
stomach trouble He kept his bed the most
of Mondjj-, and that evening was thought
to be better.
At about midnight he asked his wife to
give him a drink of water, and when she
brought it he sat up in bed and drank
After drinking he laj down, and his wife,
who had gone to another part of the room,
hoard a groan She rushtd to the bed, Hut
she could not aroue him.
She called the neighbors, but nothing
could be done, for he was dead within five
minute1-. The bodj was embalmed, and
will bo taken to Hl;gJnsville and burled in
the cemetery nt the i onfedcrate Home.
Funeral ArrnitciiiflitM.
The funeral arrangements arc in the
hands of Captain A E Asbur-v of Hig
gir.svllle. The funeral partj will leave here
Wednesday at 10 a, m . reach St I.ouis at
about 4 p m., then take the Chicago and
Alton, reaching Hlgginsvllle about C o'clock
the net morning. The burial will occur
Tlirsda in the Confederate Ccmeterj.
which was his wish.
Captain Collins was CO jears old and one
of the best-known men in Missouri. At the
age of IS he helped organize a company,
joined General Jo Shelbj's command as
Second Lieutenant, soon took charge of
one of the batteries, and, bj- his Intrepid
daring and good generalship, gained an
enviable reputation before he had attained
his majorltj. He served throughout the
war and was in manj a hot fight.
After tin- War.
At the clo'-e ot the war he settled in
Lafavetto County, living ilrst at Waverly
and then at Hlgginsvllle He was admitted
to the ba', and for jears was a regular
practitioner. In middle life the death of an
uncle In France left him a j-early income
sulhcient to keep him in comfort.
In l&SS he married and moved to Pied
mont, where he continuouslj resided up to
the time of his death He was very fond
of lishing, and manj a daj did he spend as
a disciple of Izaak Walton.
Twice was he elected to tha Legislature,
once from Lafaj ette County and once from
Waj ne.
His last days were very peaceful and
happj, perhaps the most so of his entire
life. He had a delightful home, which was
the pride of himself and wife. No children
blessed his heme. He was an unusually
brilliant man and was well versed in hlstorj-
and statecraft.
Attendance Is Large at the Meet
ing of Illinois Association.
Jacksonville. 111.. May 20. One hundred
.and fifty druggists are here to attend the
twenty-tirst annual meeting of the Illinois
Pharmaceutical Association. At the morn
ing session the address of welcome was
made by Mayor Davis and the response by
H. S. Wannell of Champaign The reports
of o'fflcers and of standing committees occu
pied the rest of the morning session and
afternoon session.
President Gale in his address recommend
ed the abolisnment of the law requiring
pharmacists to register annually and pay a
fee. and the association will go on record
against the law and make a strong fight for
its abolishment. A banquet was given to
tight at the JJunlap Hotel Iorthe visitors.
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Brother of the Fugitive Gives
Check for the Amount and
Grand Jury Still Investigating the
Charge.- of Municipal Rood
ling Status of the Rut
ler Cases.
Edward E. Murrell, brother of John IC
Murrell. who disappeared while under in
dictment for brlberj-, called at the Sheriff's
office j-esterdaj- and paid the forfeited bond
with costs, amounting to 53,032 23. Sheriff
Dickmann had advertised the propertj for
tale for twentj dijs, -and it would have
been sold at auction within the next daj
or so if the monev had not been paid
.Murn.ll gave Deputj Sheriff Kilcullen,
wl.u has clrtrge of the collecting depart
ment, a check for 53 00). and the balance
was In cash The check was placed on de
posit Five rer cent of the JJftx). or $230, ac
cording to law, goes to Circuit Attorncj
Teilk for enforcing the collection, and the
remaining 9". per cent goes to the School
Beard to defraj- its expenses
Circuit Attornej- Toll: savs the Murrell
bond is the laigest ever paid into a St
Lcuis court The- Kratz bond is for J20.0iX)
Mr. Tolk has little fear he will not be
able to collect it also.
The Grand Jurj was not in -esslon J-es-tcrdaj.
but several wltne-se3 were sam
moncd to appear to-day. It is known that
the briber investigation is to be continued,
but as to what particular branch could not
be lfirned Among the witnesses sum
moned are former Mayor Hcnrj- Zlegen
heln. Waller Edwards, secretary of the
Hoard of Public Improvements, John R
Fontana. James Howard andTred Zachritz,
members of the House of Delegates, and
William Htitier, chief clerk at the Poor
house Th next briber' case which will be called
for trial Is. that ot Colonel Ed Rutler, who
Is charged with offer and attempt to bribe
A motion for a change of venue was fild
when the case was called In Judge Rj-an's
court Mondaj, and that caused a delaj- of
one week, the case being continued in order
to give Judge Rjan time to dispose of oth
er cases in the waj. If the motion for a
chango of venue is overruled, Butler's at
tornej s maj- applv- to the Supreme Court
for a writ of prohibition in order to pre
vent a trial before a St Louis Jurj-. Should
the Supreme Court grant the writ, there
probablj- would lw a delay of nt least a
month while the question was determine!
whether the Circuit Court had the right to
trj' the case.
It is usuillj the custom not to appeal to
the Supreme Court until after the case is
closed To eich unfavorable ruling of the
court tho defendant states his objections,
and they appear in the record of the cae
when It goes to the Supreme Court. If the
Supremo Court finds that the Circuit Judge
made a mistake in falling to grant a change
of venue It maj- grant a new trial, the
same as on any other error. While the Su
preme Coun has the right to grant a writ
of prohibition in such cases. It Is excep
tlonallj rare, and It Is seldom the caso that
the Supremo Court reverses a case on tho
ground that the trial court failed to grant
a change of venue.
The Butler cacs were orlglnallj- In Judge
Douglas's court, but Butler's attornej s
filed a motion to dlsquallfj- both Judge
Douglas and Judge Rjan. Judge Douglas
passed on the motion, as It referred to him
self onlj, and decided to dlsquallfj- himself.
The case was then sent to Judge Rj-ari"s
court, where a similar motion was filed.
Judge Rjan, under a ruling from the Su
preme Court that only one Circuit Juage
cou'd be disqualified for personal reasons,
overruled the application. The motion for
the change of venue was then filed.
Committee Continues to Receive
Tho committee appointed by President
Roosevelt to collect funds in St. Louis for
the relief of the nufferers from the vol
canoes in Martinique and St. Vincent, con
sisting of Charlea Parsons, Robert S.
Brookings and Adolphus Busch, is contin
uing to receive contributions, no contrarj'
instructions having been received from Gov
ernment officials at Washington.
Yestsrdaj's collections amounted to 1190,
w hich brings the grand total up to $11,190 33.
In detail the list of jesterday Is as follows:
I" Camn Jlro Yule Iron, Coal and
Coke Company $ 10 00
Itrodrrlck t Itascem l!op Company ... so do
VA llllam G Fryc Manufacturing Company 15.0)
fet. Luls Sah and Poor Works 1000
St Louts Woodenware Works 20 00
llayll.Id w oolf n Mills Clothing Company 51 00
A Itobblns Varnish Company, through
Th- Republic 5(1)
Charlfs W. Bales 10 01
Previously reported
Grand total
$ 190 00
u.iM .a
Ticket dominated by the Demo
crats at Saturday's Primary.
Lexington. Mo., May 20 At Lafaj-ette
County" Democratic primary, held Satur
daj W. J. Stone received LM4 votes and
W. H. Wallace 33 votes for United States
The nominees are: Representative, Joseph
B. Shelby: Presiding Judge Countj- Court.
Walker Osborn; Eastern District Judge, W.
A. Redd; Western District Judge, E. S.
Butt; Prosecuting Attornej-. Horace Black
Tvell; Probate Judge, James P. Chinn;. Sher
iff, Oscar Thomas: Circuit Clerk. Hub
Campbell; County Clerk. Frank Thornton:
Treasurer. W. H. Edwards'; Collector. J. J.
Fulkerson; Recorder, Clem Tyree; Coroner,
.W. S. .Weed,
MAY 21, 1902.
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r,v nnw iv MtitKiiiw.
A new star circles into place, again
A new jov runs upon the roads of men,
A new hope rises on the world's long strife;
A new note sounds into the Song of Life
Men's ej-es have watched jou, Cuba,
through the dark.
When fate was deepening, their heirts did
Till joi. cast Europe bj-. flung off her chain.
Trod down to dust the impious pride of
American Military Forces Immediately Embark After Brief Ceremony Formally Transferring
Authority to Newly Established Government, and Then Sail Away From Havana and
Santiago Warships From the United States, England and Italy Fire
National Salutes, While the People Cheer and Cheer.
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Havana Mav 2- I is nji- Cuba libro"
The flag of the lone ttir fll over all th?
public buildlrgs in this IM-ind, the Cub in
Government is in actual control of all af
fairs, and the last of th- American soIOitrs
sailed awav this afternoon with fo"r.cr
Governor General Wood.
After a brief cremonv In th pal ice at
noon to-daj . Snor Pal-na attached 1 is sig
1 ature to the documents hi which he ac
1 umed charge of affai-' mi became Presi
dent of th Cuban Rpubli-.
When, after an etchinse of congratula
tions, the old veteran. General Gomez, as
cended to the roof of the palace, he was
Instantly rc-ogniztd, and met with a great
demonstration of welcnm
General Wood hlm-e'f untied the haljsrds
from the flagstaff anl lowered the American
An they fluttered -lown tli cavalry blnw
saluica their tins and. like in -cno cf the
cheers that arose, "imj the 'listant bocm
of one of tne great guns of Cabanas fort
ress, across the bay
It was fol'owcd bv- another ard another
In rhythmic succession until forty-five guns
had been Il-ed, one for ea;h Stjta in th
As the first gun spak the flags 0:1 Monro
Castle and those on the Santa Clara and
Punta fortresses were low ered The Juris
diction of the United States had ended.
RAisr ciiiw rua.
In the meantime .1 t'uban flag had ben
bent on tho haljanla of the p3lacc liagstiff.
Houses Torn From Foundations liy Wind Were Swept Away in Flood
That Made a Devastating rath Through a Thickly Populated
Section Worst Havoc Was Wrought in the Little Ken
tucky Town of Covington, Across the Ohio River.
Cincinnati. O., May 20 Shortly after 11
o'clock to-daj- this localltj- was stricken by
a terrific wind and rain storm, causing the
loss of a half dozen lives and injuring
The furj- of tha storm continued onlj- halt
an hour, but in that time over a million
dollars of damage was done In the business
section of Cincinnati and as much more in
other parts of the city and suburbs.
The dead:
WILLIE WILLEN, aged 1. drowned in
MRS. FLACHNER. drowned in Coving
ton. CLEM DAVIER. teamster, drowned in
GEORGE BECKER, teamster, drowned
in the streets of Cincinnati.
FERDINAND RAPP, peddler, drowned in
a cellar in Cincinnati.
D. W C. BELLEVILLE, carpenter, blown
from a roof In Cincinnati.
Prior to the unprecedented falling of rain
dense clouds were seen to the south and
the city became as dark as night- It was
afterwards learned that there had been a
terrific waterspout in the Lewisburg Hills,
in the southern suburbs of Covington. Ky
and it moved over the Kentucky suburbs
Into this cltj-. passing up the Miami Valley
sand causing damage ns far as Dayton, O-
While storm damages are reported
througout Kentucky, the worst point seeis
to have been la Covington. The water ro
Look, my America, thou Mocn of Night.
Climbirg tho bright abj-sses, height on
Look' Near thee shines a little comrado
Whirled upward out of battle smoke afar!
Rise Cuba, to jour high, immortal place.
And make night perfect in her starrj grace:
Rise to j-our peerless place in night's clear
There needs one star to glitter near the.
lower not si: or coniiEs
O Washington. May 20 Mr Hitt of
Illinois in the House to-day sent to
the clerk's desk the following resolu-
tlon and asked for Immediate consld-
"Resolved by the House of Repre-
sentatives of the L'nlted States of
America, That this House views with
satisfaction and expresses congratu-
lation at the appearance this daj of s
the Cuban Republic among the na-
tloni of the world "
The reading of the resolution was
received with applause from all over
the chamber, the galleries Joining in
the handclapping
Mr. Hitt stated that the resolution
had been suggested bj- Mr. Sulzer
(New York), but he had no doubt all
parties would join in favor of its
adoption The resolution wat unanl-
mouslj- adopted.
nnd bj- his own hands General Wood ralred
It as an act of the United States, General
Gomez assisting him.
As the flag- fl'w free the streets below
fairly waved with the cheer tfcat arose from
the crowds of patriots.
Again the cavalry below siluttd, and
again the guns of Cabanas speke. this time
vi lth a national salute of twenty-one gins.
The bands station'd on the plaza, at
Cabanas, and at Malecon, crashed out with
pride of countr. ina the revenue cutters
and battleships In ihe harbor thundered
their strength of war Th-- i-oign warships
hoisted the i1a;r of Cuba to thlr mastbiads.
The "nslsns of Grcit Britain anl Italy had
recognized he Republic.
This thing had been th" dream of the ieo
plc. and of .hi- ancestors f"r generations.
Uhclr parents, broth -ts a'ld friends had
gone to their deaths ti accomplish it. Many
had been before the palace with the rising
sun. and some had even slept 'n Ihe park
to be certain not to miss this sight.
A portion of the plaza was kept clear bj
the police verr earlj-. The remainder was
picked with people so thick that the ground
set med alive.
All the side streets running into the plaza
w ere cheked into a solid mass of humanltj-,
and cverj- door and window- fronting tho
square was walled in with faces, white and
black, old and j-oi.ng, male and female.
Then crowds sougnt the roofs, overflowin";
OF $1,000,000;
down the hills ia a wave twentj- feet deep
at places, nnd was about Iff) j-ards wide.
The frame house of Edward Wohrlej- was
carried for a distance of over four blocks
and finally was ahcd to pieces in the Cov
ington ball Grounds. The house was occu
pied by four families Herry Wlllen and
wife and four children, William Simpson
and wife and chl'dren, Henry Qualbrfnk and
famtlj- and Mrs George Flachner. All had
nanow escapes.
Mrs. Flachner and Willie Wlllen. aged 4
ears, were drowned. Mrs. Wlllen and her
other children v.e almost drowned when
rescued. It is believed that Mrs. Flachner.
a sister of Mrs. Wlllen, lost her life In
tiding to save Willie. Searching parties are
still at work to night in Willow Hollow at
the foot of Lewlsburg Hill, where others
are reported missing.
In this section outhouses and stables were
carried away. One stable with four horses
was swept over into the Covington ball
grounds and the horses drowned. The house
of Mrs. Watson was submerged, but she
and ncr children we.e rescued.
Clem B-avler, who was driving a team
near the flood in the Kentucky 3Uburb, had
his wagon overturned by the water and was
drowned. The buildings ot the Queen City
Bathing Club, on the river front at Dayton,
Kv.. opposite Cincinnati, were demolished.
All the towns opposite sustained damage
from broken windows and houses being un
rooted, but the greatest damage on both.
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ever- building that commanded a visw of
the flagstaff on the palace As far as tho
ej-e could see, the roof Iires were fringed
with human freight. It was a sight to live
forever in memorv-.
Drawn up below, in the open space of the
plaza, were eight dismounted troops of tho
Seventh Cavalry, with sabers at their heels.
Their horses were alreadj- on board tho
steamer which was to take them back to
the Urited States.
Shortlj- before 1:30 thoe who were to wit
ness the ceremonv- began to arrive In car
riages through a street kept clear by the
police. All the naval officers were arraj-ed
In full uniform, resplendent in gold braid
and plumed chapeaux. The Cubans general-lj-
were black frock suits, white waistcoats
and silk hats. They formed a -ystinsruished-looked
assemblage as thej- gathered in tho
audience chamber.
The ceremonj- itself was brief and simple.
After formal greetings General Wood read
the documentary" tranbfei prepared by tho
War Department, pledging the new Govern
ment to immedlatelj- proclaim the Constitu
tion and'the Piatt amendment contained in
the appendix, and to undertake all obliga
tions assumed bj- the United States with,
respect to Cuba by the treaty of Paris.
General Wood and his staff and the Amer
ican troops embarked Immediately after tho
hoisting of the Cuban Hag. and the Amer
ican ships steamed out ot the harbor.
At the time the transfer of authority toot
place in Havana General Whltside, at San
tiico, turned over his authoritj- to hla
Cuban successor and sailed away with tno
American cavatrj- which had been in gax-
risoned there.
sides of the river, especially to the business
houses in Cincinnati, and also in Covington
and Newport. Kj-., came from cellars beinc
suddenly filled with water, it being impossi
ble for the sewers and gutters to carry the
water off.
For a short time the water was deep in
all the streets and traffic as well as busi
ness was suspended. In the midst of dark
ness and an unprecedented downfall cf rain
there was tor a short time a general panic
in anticipation of a tornado that would
sweep ever thing.
Superintendent Barsler of the United
States Weather Bureau reported the wind,
as sixty miles an hour and a rainfall In
less than a half hour of -CO inches, tho
greatest on record here.
At tho Cincinnati morgue there are the
bodies of three victims: George Becker,
widower, while driving' a beer wagon, was
struck by a telegraph pole and knocked
from his wagon. He was pinioned to tho
ground and drowned on one of the principal
Ferdinand Rapp, a peddler, was caught
bj- the water while trying to get goods out
of a cellar.
D. C. W. Belleville, a carpenter, was car
ried away with the roof of a bulldinf. oa
which he was working and killed.
There are very many reported 33 in
jured. Daniel Grace and Louis Kern were
seriously hurt.
The damage in the cellars of some of the
Jobbers runs as high as $23,000 and $30,000
each. Several small frame houses on Prico
Hill were demolished by a landslide, but all
of the occupants escaped. There was con-,
slderable damage to sewers.
Guy SI. Gest, contractor, who Is putting"
the telegraph and telephone wires in con
duits, suffered great damage in the excava
tions he is making throughout the city. In
ona large manhole, IS feet deep, whero
he is giving an underground exhibit to tho
National Electric Light Association, now
in session here, several men had narrow es
capes. Tho water rushed into the large ex
cavation and submerged the men, who were
pulled out after they were completely sub
merged. Orsnnlzed "
Cnnnty Y. 31. C. A. Worlc
Paxton. 111.. Xay SO An organization cf
county Y. M. C. A. Vork was effected here
to-day at the :Vao of the convention which?
has been in sesioAV try tho adoption of Ave
recommendations slewed by he commXHw
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