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THE niCH HILL, TkICUNE
HVCKEtlY & Ht'CKKRY, Publishers.
CLAUDE A. IinOWN, Editor.
rich mix Missouri.
Familiarity often ends !n dlsgusL
Sleep and death nro twins of rest.
Never laugh at (he expense, of Vir
tue. Notoriety and fame are twin sisters
Malice, envy and hato ursuo the
pood and great.
The people of India are growing
somewhat tired of being governed by
England at their expense.
An English doctor declares that
modesty is a disease. We know a lot
of people who have boon vaccinated.
Hr Thomas Listen has altered Ms
challenge to suit criticism. He seems
to be wi'Iins to he again any old
John D. Rockefeller Is said to han
dle very little actual money. It would
be a great hardship for him to bo
obliged to count 5t all himself.
Pittsburg is having a plague of
snails. And yet the rest of the world
has been given to understand that, the
Smoky City ia nothing. If uot rapid.
It la said that eating candy kills the
appetite for liquor, but with the price
of chocolate bonbons going up. It may
be cheaper to scorn the water wagon.
Lightning; in Connecticut struck the
nest of a setting hen and hatched out
two chickens. Evidently the nature
faking thrives on attempts to put It
rosslbly detectives in this coun
try do not use disguises because no
bodv would suspect most of them of
being detectives unless It was an
nounced. The king of Spain, it is said, has
been cured of snoring, but the man
who occupies the berth just across the
aisle from you in a sleeping car is
Comes Sir Thomas and says that If
the Americans will cot race small
boats he will send a large one. He
does not proiwse to stand on a mere
scatter of size.
That operation on King Alfonso
seems to have been beneficial In more
ways than one. liecause of It he has
been compelled to cut down his dally
An English professor has keen tell
ing San Francisco that pigs have
souls. If this comes to the ears of the
Backing trust, an effort will bo made
10 can them. The tniBt lets uothlng
Sirs. Hetty Green is at liberty to
think anything she likes about high
finance. Most of us never will have
the chance for anything more than a
theoretical knowledge of it, so we
can't contradict her.
An X-ray examination has disclosed
the fact that a soldier In Indianapolis
has two hearts. Hut this ought not to
be thought so remarkable since It is
a well authenticated fact that a sailor
anywhere leaves a heart In every port.
A Paris scientist has succeeded, he
claims. In producing lifo in sea urch
ins by means of chemicals. The non
scientific world is shuddering a
thanksgiving that he did not Select
n10s3uitc.es for his vivifying exierl
meuls. A scientist In Deumark has discov
ered that when people weep they shed
terms. It cannot be said that In this
another Illusion Is gone, for It will
tako more than mere science to con
vince womankind that there is iiioi
narm than benefit In a "good cry."
Instruments attached to unmanned
bnllootiu have recorded, say Gciman
jelcntisis.. that It In wuruier over the
Hle than it Is over the equator. It
may b that the equator keeps nil tho
beat grins lor the surface, but proof
jf the assertion Is lieccs.Kiiily alj Ja
Why should army officers be re
qulred to ride 15 miles on horseback
a test of military fltuess, just when
the automobile Is becoming recog
nised a a valuable auxiliary In mili
tary evolutions? Eat officers could
Ji.bt as will be brought to the front In
autcs, and it would add to the efTC
cler.cy of the machines when they run
over the enemy.
The. students in a western college
have adopted a novel method of hal
ing. They imprisoned a fellow-student
In a cod'.n for ten hours with the. 1IC
down and candles burning about him.
Home of the reports of hazing in the
colleges of tho couutry, sarcastically
surest tho Ilaltlmore American,
wo ild indicate that a chair for the de
velopment of a decent seiiSo of humor
In tho youth of the land would not be
a bad addition to the scheme of work.
In a recent proceeding to show that
a certain New Yorker was unujde to
care for hli propurty by rcasou of ex
tvssivo indulgence in drink It was
thown that he coiimmi.d seveo high
balls daily. A member of th slier
Jff s jury called to consider the case
(lit .-(-upon remarked: "I know some
iik :i on this jury b i tako double that
i.ukiIx r, uii l who K) not suffer from
liii-.-.irt.-, tml or any other kind" It
Is ha vul uec.vjsary to say that the
MM v, n continued by the complain
si.lj that evldeni'f) moie couvtiic'iiK l
tL at Jury 'iilfcht In found.
WILL ISSUE CERTIFICATES
Bankeri Take Precautions to Pro
tect Their Institution.
Financial Difficultlea In New .York
Make it Expedient for West
ern Men Take Action.
.New York. The feeling among
banking authorities Sunday night wa
that united action and wIbo counsels
have already accomplished much in
providing a soluliou for the financial
problem with which they have been
coiled on to deal during the past week
and that with remedial plans now
further perfected the promise Is strong
for the uninterrupted maintenance of
Th indications are that backing In
stitutions will not pay out large
amounts hi currency Monday except to
meet legitimate requirement of their
clleuts for current business.
Kansas City. Mo. The Kansas City
Clearing House association in confer
ence here Sunday night requested the
Associated Press to send out the fol
lowing statement to Its country cor
respondents: "To the Hankers of the Southwest:
"In view of the action taken by tha
clearing houses of New York. Chicago.
St Louis and other cities, in order to
protect the business interests of Kan
sas City and the Southwest, the Kan
sas City Clearing House association
will Issue clearing house certificates
as needed, and will reonlrv. n nu
trients to be made th
. . . winn
"It suggests that banks make all
payments by drafts payable through
the clearing house only.
"Kansas City Clearing House Ass'n."
Hankers say this precautionary ac
tion was made necessary for the pro
tection of local financial Institutions
because the same action had already
been taken ty the clearing houses of
the larger cities of the East.
Omaha, Neb. After a day spent la
Telephonic communication with every
city of Importance In the Middle tfod
, the Omaha clearing house certificates'
1 I J
"e isuea as a protective measure.
Will Support Russian Government.
St. Petersburg. The results of the
final elections held Sunday in the
greater part of European Russia, the
Caucausls and Asiatic Russia show the
strongly conservative nature of the
third douma which has been predicted
Binco the promulgation of the new
leection law. For the first time in Rus
sia parliamentary history the consti
tutional democrats and the members
Left are confronted by an overwhelm
ing majority of reactionaries, conser
vatives and modern constitutionalists
who support the government pro
gramme of reform.
Fleet Around the World.
Washington America's tleet of six
teen great battleships Is to encircle
the globe after it sails for the Pacific
ocean December 16. After its two
months' stay at San Francisco, (lie
fleet will steam across the Pacific,
visit Manila and then sail for home by
way of the Suf z canal and the Atlantic.
It will be the most Imposing circum
navigation of the fIoIm? evvr attempted
by any nation. This fact was prac
tically determined ujon at a confer
ence held at the White House Satur
day. Earthquake Damage Widespread.
Rome. The Ofliclal Telegraph
agency in its estimate of the damage
; done by the recent earthquakes in
Calabria gives 2H towns and villages
! as having been badly damaged and 32
less seriously damaged. The govern
ment has ordered the rebuilding, con
fiding thin wor.. In the Milan relief
Investigate Indian Complaints.
Washington. A sub-committee of
the s'-nate on Indian affairs, consist
ing of Senators it Iicr, La Foilc't.! and
Curtis, 111 leave the city Monday fur
Texas and Mexico fur th puise of
Investigating the troubles bet ecu the
Mexican Kit kapoo ndlan and tho In
terior department. The Indians, who
ure now located In Mexico, claim that
they were fraudulently Induced to
convey their lands In Oklanoma and
that no lea! money has been paid
them for three years.
Kansas' Oldest Teacher Dead.
Topeka. Kan. Mr. Minnie C. Price,
the oldest school teacher In Kansas,
died here Saturday. Mrs. Price began
teaching in the Topeka schools In 1SC9
and bus taught continuously since up
until Thursday ulglit. She had charge
of the primary departments all of
these years. ,
Thanksgiving November 28.
Washington. President Roosevelt
Saturday Issued his Thanksgiving
proclamation, through tho secretary of
state, naming the last Thursday In No
vember, the L'Sth.
Railroad Tickets Stolen.
Iah Angeles. A burglary thought at
first of minor linixirtance Sunday de
veloped Into a crime that will annoy
railroad ofr.xtala throughout the coun
try for iii'inth to come. The S'liitheri
Pacific station at Santa Monica was
robtx'd last Thursday til,;! ? of skeleton
tickets valued at over Siri.OoO, togeth
er with Hih stamps, punt ties and Ink
pad, which will enable the thieves to
stump hundreds of transcontinental
railroad tickets. It Is expected the
tickets 'will be Issued to the publlo
through dlohou&st brokers.
THE GERMAN BALLOON WON
The Pommern Landed at Asbbury
Park, N. J., Sailing 8So Miles,
A French Craft Came Down In Same
Vicinity Covering 875 Miles
All Accounted For.
St. Louii, Mo. Proclaimed as the
most remarkable ballooning contest In
the history of world aeronautics, with
every racing record broken, the sec
ond international cup competition
which started from here on Monday
last, ended Wednesday m-lth nmant
accorded the winning laurels. The !
finish of the race was the closest and
most exciting the followers of the
sport have ever known, the victorious
German balloon, the Pommern, which
landed at Asbury Park Wednesday
morning, having, by slightly more
than five miles, the advantage of the
French contestant "L'lsle de France."
second In the race, which descended
during the afternoon at Herbertsvllle.
N. J., a few miles from the Atlantic
coast and slightly northwest of Point
Another tiernian balloon the Pues
seldorf, stands third In the race.
American entries are fourth and fiftn.
a third German team Is sixth, a
i rench team seventh, American
eighth, atii English ninth. The un
official estimated air line flight of the
Pommern is iifci) miles and that of the
L'lsle de France Is &T5. The Dues
seldorf, third landed near Dover, Del.,
is estimate! to have covered THO
miles, me official measurements will
be computed at the geological survey
of the United States government at
Washington. Only the proximity of
the Atlantic ocean stopped the wonder
ful flight o' the Pommern. The bal
loon could have remained in the air
many hours longer and undoubtedly
would have add-d several hundred
miles to her record but for the ex
panse of wnter ahead.
Approve Treatment of Indians.
Lake Monona. X. V. Porto Rico
was the topic for discussion the
Mohonk conference Friday. The Mo
honk platform adopted Friday coutaltis
an expression of congratulation Uxn
the progress made In the education
and development of the Indians In the
last quarter of a century. The general
IMilicy adopteil by the government In
these hitter years was heartily ap
proved. Tsft May Meet tmperor William.
bt. Petersburg. A dispatch was re
?elvtd here Wednesday from Secretary
Taft saying that be expected to arrive
In St. Petersburg Iiecember 4. a week
later than he originally had planned.
This would Indicate tant a meeting
between Emperor William of Germany
and the American secretary of war
is now possible.
Bubonic Plague Record.
San FranclHco, Cul. Ilubor.lc plague
totals to date are as follows: Verified
rases, 70; deaths, 4S; death rate, 63.1
per cent; discharged aa cured, 15; re
maining under treatment. K; suspects
under observation, 3:i. The situation
bas cot materially changed.
Meyer Favors Festal Reforms.
Washington. An Important feature'
of the Joint convention of inst masters '
of the second, third snd fourth clusses j
Thursday, was the address delivered
by Postmaster General Meyer. He
urged the extension of the parcels-
post, the creation of a pareel-obt ou
rural delivery routes and the estab
lishment of iK.stal savings banks. I
Battle With Plague at Seattle. j
Seattle, .ash. Hurgcon General
Wymau's wlra to Gov. Meade was re
ceived Thursday notifying the gover
nor that Dr. Cofer of tho United States
Public Health and Marlnts lloxpltal
service would take charge of the bii-1
birilc playue situation ou Puget Bound. !
A Bteel Plant Closing Down.
Columbus, O. The Coluinbjs plant
of the United States Steel toi potation,
employing fcuo men, w III b closed ,
down Intl. finitely Saturday. The rva-'
son Is not known here.
SECRETARY or PEACC.
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YOUNG WANTS ilADLEY.
Missouri Official Will Ac', for Minne
sota Attorney C eneral In Con
Jefferson City. Mo. Herbert S. Had
ley, Missouri's attorney general, was
asked Tuesday to defend the attorney
general of Minnesota in a contempt
proceeding before the United States
supreme court. The request came In a
personal letter from Edward T. Young,
lue attorney general of Minnesota, who j
has been adjudged guilty oi contempt
by the United States circuit court of
that state, in the prosecutiou of a rate
case. He will apply to the United
States supreme court for a writ of
habeas corpus to test the power of the
lower court In the premises, and asks
Mr. Hadley to defend him In the pro
ceeding. Mr. Hadlor notified blm tLnt
he would accept.
Bubonic Plague Alarms Canadians.
Ottawa, Ont. Dr. Montlzambert. di
rector general of public health, has
been Instructed by lion. Sydney Fish
er to leave for the Pacific coast and
direct arrangements for the sanitary
protection of the iKunlnlon against the
bubonic plague, which Is said to have
made It appearanro at Seattle. A
henlthfiuard has already been or
ganized and port and frontier Inspect
ors have been appointed by telegraph.
St. Louis Airship Race.
St. Louis, Mo Sailing to Windward
and return over a course measuring
one mile and a half from start to fin
ish. Lincoln Reachey, of Toledo, O.,
Wednesday won the dirlglbl-? balloon
or airship race wr.lch marked the
close of the St. Ixmls aeronautic car
nival of 1907. The prize was $2,000.
In his "Ileachey Airship," a cigar
shaped affair, propelled by a four
cylinder gasoline motor, the winner
covered the distance in four minutes
and 49 seconds.
Leavenworth Caaes Postponed.
IiCBvc nwonh, Kan. Tho criminal
suits ngalnst the 21 joint keepers ar
rested In August were called up In the
district court Tuesday morning and
continued by mutual consent to the
January term of court. The Injunc
tions against certain buildings will
continue In the Interval.
To Lower Express Rates, Tco.
Topeka, Kan. The express com
panies are next In line for Investiga
tion of freight charge by the rail road
commissioner. As soon as the com
missioners finish the irelght rate
schedule- for tho railroads they will
turn their attention to tho express
Kansas City Concern In Trouble.
Washington. The Russell Suspen
der company of Kansas City Is In
trouble with the postotlico depart
ment. Recently a imstotllce Inspector,
Investigated the business of that con
cern and on the strengui of fcls report
an order was Issued ThurJday forbid
ding It tun use of the mulls.
No Bail for Gillette.
New York Dr. Walter It. Clllette,
former Vice president of the Mutual
Life Insurance company, who Thurs
day was convict d of perjury and re
manded to the tombs, was denied ball
In the supreme court Friday pending
motions ou appeal.
First Cabinet Meeting.
Washington. The first forma! meet
ing of the Cabinet since the early part
of June took place rlday. It con
tinued for two and a half hours. The
f. i uncial situation and other matters
On Insurance Conviction.
New York. TIib first conviction In
the cases bused on the disclosures In
the legislative investigation of Insur
ance sffulrs In OuVOiJ was obtained
by the district attorney's office Thur
duy iilght when a Jury In the criminal
branch of the. supreme court found
Dr. Walter R. Glllelts. former vice
prebMctit of the Mutual Life Insur
ance ct'inpany guilty of perjury 111 the
third degree. The verdict was accom
panied wltb a recommendation for
mercy. '11 maximum penalty for this
detreo of perjury Is ton years.
AS SEEN BY FOREIGN EYES
European Comment on Financial
Situation Not Complimentary.
However The Are" Again Buying
American Securities Causing Sharp
Rise on English Exchange.
Iondon. All the hading weekly
newspapers Friday, discussing tha
American financial situation, generally
tako their customary attitude that It
la due to the unsoundness of com
The Statist asserts also that It la
the outcome of the fact that with a
few distinguished exceptions the more
respectable classes do not participate
In politic, which now Is the career
for "men of low character for the
most part, many of whom have failed
In other careers."
Herlin. The financial community,
which Is taking the deepest Interest
In the crisis In the United States
was Friday Inclined to the view that
tho climax had been passed, and the
Hours evidently temis to a more
cheerful estimate of the situation,
partly under the Influence of London
opinion, llerlln operators are showing
confidence In an early recovery of
Wall street by buying American se
curities In Iondon and Xew York nnd
the considerable amount of this buy.
Ing has caused a sharp rise In Ameri
can and English exchange.
The Frankfurter Zelntuns says It
finds throe causes leading to the
crisis, namely, an antiquated banking
system which does not even protect
from the most palpable frauds; sec
ond, moral InsaTilty of leading person
ages who merely use the enormous
sums committed to their trust to fill
their own pockets with huge profits,
and third, tinbrid'-d excesses In specu
lation and the establishment of new
undertakings leading finally to an nl
Fohite disproportion between the sup
ply and demand t f new capital.
King Alfonso Fears Consumption.
Madrid. The alarming rejiorts cir
culated earlier in the month regarding
the health of King Alfonso, appear to
be confirmed. It is understood the
King, who will travel under the strict
est Incognito as Duke of Toledo dur
ing his coming visit to Ixindon, will
submit to the examination of a ie
clallst In tulierculosls. fro-.n which dis
ease bis fattier died. The king's open
nlr life has thus far kept the heredi
tary disposition In abeyance nnd an
operation was erfonned on blm re
certtly In the hop' of checking the
growing symptoms of consumption.
Government Buying Copper.
Chicago, III. Rids on 1 .tieo.Oml
pounds of copper which the federal
government Is about to purchase for
use In the form of wire cable for the
transini.-slon of electrical power In
Salt river reclamation project In Arl
7.""... were forwarded to Washington
Friday by E. T. Perkins, government
purchasing ngeut. Sufficient cable is
required for a double circuit t;i miles
In length for transmitting power de
veloped below the Roosevelt ilani to
auxiliary pumping stations that ar
lcltig located along the sld of the
canal. The purchase will approxi
The Lite Indians Again Restless.
Washington. t no "tribe of Ut
Indians, which more than a year
ago. wandered away from their reser
vat Ion In Utah and created trouble In
Colorado Mid Wyoming by threatening
to tuke the warpath unit raid ranches.
Is reKirted to have a;aln broken out
on the Cheyenne river reservation In
South Ihtkota, where the tribe was
given temporary quarter. At the re
quest of the net retarv of the Interior
the wur dej arum tit Thursday ordered
troop from Fort Meade, S. D, to the
scene of the trouble. The character
of the tiutbre.ik U not known here.
Whitlow Must Stand Trial.
Iola, Kun. Evidence In the hearing;
of Samuel F. Whitlow, charged with
the murder of Mls May Sapp at
Moran. Kan , on September 27. w as
concluded Friday afternoon and Jus
tie putter hound thn defendant over
to the district court In the sum of $10,.
on) ball, ihe defense did not intro
duce any evidence. The county at
torney asked that the IkiIiJ be fixed ut
112.000, while the defense contended
that $5.00(1 was enough. Whitlow's
rel.ithes announced jhul they would
si cure the bond and It Is believed that
Whitlow will be released next Monday
Paid Heavy Damages.
Washington.' The Hartford Manu
facturing company of Hartford. Conn.,
which hud the contract, up to July 1
last for manufacturing stamped en
velopes : nd newspaper w rappers,
Wednesday made a cash payment to
Postmaster General Meyer of $luo,oi(J
as a settlement for ail damagea and
Injuries which the (Mistodlce depart
ment may have sustained by reason
of the company's failure to furnltli
paptr up to the contrucL
Press Clubs Elect Officers.
I'.lrmlnnham. Ala. Tho Internation
al I'.irue of Press Clubs, which has
been lu stsslon here since Tuesday,
elected officers Friday and adjourned
to meet next year In Seattle. Daniel
L. Hart. Wllkesbarre. l'u , was elected
prekldent; I-wln G Early, Heading,
Pa., secretary and Robert Mclutyre,
New York, treasurer.
Fire Destroys Car Shop.
Marshutltow n, la Fire Ft Ida y night
totiilly dciitrojed tho Iowa Cciural car
shops. Ia, 300,000.
The Ceologlct.1 Survey Shows the Ger
man Balloon tj Have Won
by Sot Miles.
Washing-ton. The official air line
measurement 0f the flight of the two
leading ballot ns In the International
race from St. Louis, as computed at
the geological survey Thursday fol
lows: St. Louis (Forest Park), to Asbury
Park, 873 4 miles; St. Louis to n,.r
bertBvllIe, X. J., 86V. 4 miles. Tho
Pommern landed at Asbury I'r.rk. tha
longest distance traveled by the com
petitors and the L'IsTu De FrJ.nct nt
All of the data relating to the an
chorage of the balloons has been tele
graphed to Washington and the prep
aration of a map of the flight has
been begun by William Welch, chief
draught man of the. signal corps,
Uaited States army. It Is expected
that the Aero Club of America wl!l
adopt theso figures and award prizes
The West Not Affectd.
Kansas City. Financial conditions
In Kansas City sre healthy, according
to the leat.ing bank officials here. Win.
A. Rule, cashier of the Xatlonal I!.it:k
of Commerce of Kansas City, which
has deposits of $35.0'0,oti(, said Tues
day to an Associated Press repre
sentative: "We might say wo have
no unusual demand. Wo are all run
ning on conservative lines. Any un
usual condition In iew York Is f' it
west, but we have every faith In New
York banks being able to handle thlr
situation. West of us and tributary to
Kansas (' ty conditions have b ' ;i 'in
usually prosperous and ti e r, ..'.try
banks have had plenty of r.ioin
Think Worst is Over.
Xew York. There was a
turn of sentiment In flnancl.tl quar
tTs late Wednesday, renewed confi
dence in local banking Institutions
taking the place of the panicky f. Ilr.g
that has threatened solvent houses
and demoralized the stock cxehance
for the past few days. Wednesday
night those financiers whose deliberate
opinions are most highly esteemed by
the public, expressed the conviction
that the worst was over and that out
of the present chaos a condition more
stable than han existed f"r some time
was rapidly shaping Itself.
Sunday Closing Restrained -
Topeka. Kan. Jmlgo Pollock, of the
United States circuit court. 'Wci.i.c.
day night Ismed a temporary Injunc
tion restraining the Kansas City of
ficials and Jackson county authorities
from Interfering with Sunday theatrical
performances lu Kansas City nr ar
resting any theatrical mauager or em
ploye. A heuring for a perm. inert
order will be he, at Krinnn City
Thursday morning at lu o'ch k. Tl
claim of the theatrical cople Is thut
Interference w ith the Suuday p. r' m
nuce would result lu Irreparable 1
Will Support JuJge Dc'ierson.
To! ka, Kan i a ct. liferent e h -n
Monday night the Knnsas memi-r-s f
congress decided to unit.- In reqt. eat
ing the r appointment of J. Di iierson
as federat Jud te o. the eastern district
of Oklahoma an 1 W. D. Ilurwell for
the western district. Senator Curtis
has agreed to recommend Dlckersou
for the place. Dlekerxon .. a brother-in-law
of Gov. Hoch. He Is now serv
ing his first term as territorial Judge.
Will Make Another Flight.
Xew York. Oscar Eerbsloeh. the
apparent victor In the balloon rar
from St. Iiuls for the lnternntlor.nl
Aeronautic cup. announced Thursday
night his determination to challenge
for the ljititn cup to make another
flight before his return to Germany
and If possible to take bac . w ith htiii
not only the International trophy and
the Lahm cup but also a new- wo: ' i s
record for distance.
Well Street Flurry Over.
Xew York As a result of Thurs
day's developments In tho flnanrhil
world there Is every Indication tb.it
the crisis In Ihe bunking and trust
company situation bus been safely
passed. The Trust Company of
America nil through th (lav's blinking
hours paid out tnom-y to dcposHnrs as
rapidly oskio and closed Thurs
day with all t'.eiiiautls havln- been
Wichita Man Goes Wrong.
Wichita. Kan. Sylvester Harrison,
a noted character of Southern Kan
sas, Is missing from the city and
charges have been filed against him
In the Sedgwick county city court by
Mrs. Katie fathers, In which she al
leges that be hue with him $ 10,0m) of
her money secured from her In what
she claims was a rlever real cetaie
Spain Wruld Keep Art Works.
Madrid. King Alfonso has signed a
bill forbidding the sale of art works
for removal from the country, which
It Is understood Is even more stringent
than that In force In Italy. The bill
In a short time will be placed before)
Kansas Militiamen Out.
Topeka, Kan. Compairy A end
Company K, Flrt Regiment Kansas
Xatlonal Guard, will be mustered out
of the service of the state November
15. '1 he orders to this effect have
been lhjed by J. W. F. Huvihes, adju
French Parliament Opens.
Parle. Parliament was reopened
Tuesday wbh tlm usu. I ceremonies.
Premier Cleineucenu, 111 behalf (if tb
government txprossed reatliress to re
spond to any Interpellations.