The Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1905-1918, February 24, 1905, Image 1

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. , VOL. 1. NO. 1. KEW BILL IN Tilt HOUSE LETER OF DAWSON TACKLES THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM. Meastnre Is In the Nature of • Comers- -miss and in Hie Opinion it Will Meet the Demands ef All Fertilise.- -First Read Yesterday. Helena, Feb. 22.—Another initiative and referendum bill will be introduced In the house tomorrow. Representa- tive Lether of Dawson county is its author this time, and he has hopes that it will ease. It is in the form of a compromise measure and some demo- crats may vote for It. Section 1 says thet the - people shall have power to propose laws and to enact or reject them at the polls, except those relate leg to appropriations of money, for submission of constitutional amend- ments and as to local or special laws as enumerated in article V. section 6 of the constitution'. The people shall have power also to apprpve or reject laws made by the legislature, except such as are necessary for immediate preservation of public health, peace and safety, appropriations or as to laws for submission of constitutional amendments. Concerning the Initiative t)nd refer- endum the new bill says: \The firet power reserved by the people is the initiative, and not less than 8 per cent of the registered voters of the state shall berquired to propose any meas- ure by • RINI; •provided that at least two -fifths of the whole number of the counties of the state must each furnish, as signers of said petition, at least 8 per cent of the registered vot- ers in such county and every such pe- tition gall include the full text of the measure so proposed. Initiative peti- tions shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than four months be- fore the election at which they are to be voted upon. \The second power is referendum, Ind it may be ordered either by a pe- tition signed by not leas than 6 per cent of the registered voters of the state; provided that at least two-Iftha of the whole number of counties of the state must each furnish as signers of said petition at least 5 per cent of the registered voters in such county; or by the legislative assembly, as the other Mlle/are enacted. 'Seferendunr petitions shall be filed with the secretary of state not later than ninety days after the final ad- journment of a session of the legislat- ive assembly which passed the bill on which referendum Is demanded. The veto power of the governor shall not extend to measures referred to the people. \All elections on Measures referred to the people shall be at biennial regu- lar elections, except when a majority _vote of the legislature orders a spe- cial election. \Any measure referred to the , Peo- ple shall still be In full force and ef- fect unless such petition be signed .by at lead, 15 per cent of the regfistered voters of the Mate: provided that at least • majority of the whole number of counties of the state must each fur - _pith as signers of said petition at least lfi e per gait of the registered voters in 'such county, In which case the law shall be Inoperative until such time as it shall be palmed upon at an election and the result beim bent - determined and declared as provlged by law. \The whole number of votes cast for governor at the regular election lest preceding the filing of any petition for the Initiative or referendum shall be the basis on which the number at legal pe(itiottedederdere Initiative and for the referendum shall be filed with the secretary of state.\ Senate 'Hears 8111 Read. , Helena. Feb. 22.—The railroad com- niinsion 1)111 was read for the first time In the senate delay and after some debate was referred to the judiciary rommIttee. Brennan wanted It re- ferred to that committee, while Whip - pie moved as a substitute Chat It go I to the committee on corporations other than municipal. thirham wanted a ' other committee to brie the measure. as the nsdidary qeditalttee had been I ordered fo report Brennan's railway : commission bill back two dayaago and I said no attention had been paid to the request. By a vote 131,13 to 9 it went to 'the jedidIMY delineates. ...e eisading eolukilttime teported a num- • her of bills favorably, among which vet; tree permitting the government to .us Mohtena waiters for irrigating pur- 1 poses. Senate fillrNo. 82, requiring rail- way companies tO furnish cars on te days' notice, was \IlesdavOmbh` iby the comtnittee and killed. 'Tbb 1 bill relating Jo foreign Buret,. cantle', niee doing butiineet-M - Mentalie Was !reported atIvethely, but the senate' dill ,not adopt the report and -ordered the tell ;dieted. The house measure sp- . propratIng kioncy to buy extra books for the historical library was killed, together *Oh the Itc.r Mi/iltare {P- rattling certain 'the*. -There was no session at tettellditite. MRS. A. F. BAYER DEAD, 'Feb. 22.—Mrs. A. F. Beyer, residing on a ranch near here, died Monday evening from consume. gen after a long illness. The de THOMR8QN, MONTANA, PRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1905 t ceased WM a nitive y, 40 years of age and had been a resident of the Bitter Root valley for about 16 years. 8he had but recently re- float PhdWaix. Mar where slier esMat of haat& The chasms did bey but little good and she re- turned to hfir bowie Jerre to spend her remaining days with her devoted fam- ily. The deceased leaves a husband and three children,. The funeral took place this afternoon from the Method , 1st church of Stevensville and was at- tended by a lar e lL os ali tt rober of the friends of the d ARMY TO FURNISH BREAD. New York, Feb. 22.—Rome is on the verge of ...bread famine, according to a Herald dispatch from that city. The strike of the bakers, which has been partial for more than a week, has now become general, and the ordinary bak- eries are out. During this condition the governineM 'ma ordered the army bakeries in the barracks of the garri- son to prepare bread for general con- sumption in the - City. \ Contest in Colorado larked by Posonalities log statement body's case. the committee the chairman pleasure to Mr. Brown, who replied that he had been ammeed unwarrant- edly, and he propoeed to Ile heard. Representative Healy interrupted Mr. Brown to deny that Chairmen Grif- fith had made any charge against him, and Brown replied that \ Griffith had been quoted as accustng him in sub- stance as stated and he (Brown) would hold him accountable until a dis- claimer was made. Chairman Griffith responded that he was not responsi- ble for statements alien/18g in the press and wanted no controversy with Brown. \Yes but I have a controversy with you,\ retorted Brown. liirown then explained that he did &irk the privilege of examining certain depositions for the purpose of ascer- taining how many contained no croft - examination by attorneys for Pea- body. -Chairman Griffith and Secretary' Vinton made statements in which they told of a visit to the latter on Sunday by a representative of Brown, who de- manded that the depositions in ques- tion be turned over to him, Mr. Vin- ton referred the matter to Chairman Griffith, who thstructed him to retain possession of the documents and under no cirentninanees permit any one to have them without a receipt. No fur- ther demand was made by thorn', they said. Denver, Feb. 22.—At an open ses- sion of the legislative ccenmittee hav- ing in charge the Peabody -Adams gu- bernatorial contest, James H. Brown, Peabody's attorney, appeared today and lean impassioned address charged Chairman Griffith with making false accusations against him. Mr. Brown declared that he bad been accused by Griffith during an etecutive seisslon of the committee of qttempting to so - cure certain depositions taken by the contests for - Purpose of eliminat- detrimental to Pea - me of the members of eented the attack on d spoke their dls- RAILROAD BILL CANNOT GO. Helena, Feb. 22.—An Important fea- ture in connection with the legislative session today was the determination of the democrats, in caucus, not to sup- port the rellway commission bill tan- Iseo; It was PO amended as to permit the governor to name the railway coin- mIseioners. The democratic caucus was attended by all the democratic senators, etcept Towey, who is oul of the city. The demoerate signed an agreement to stand\ by each other, cm all questions connected\ SIM the railway MR The democrptic vote in the senate la not sufecleht to defeat the bill. hut It is dated that, if the governor vetoes the measure, unless some democrats change, there will not be sufficient to pass it over his veto. At the democratic eaucum a commu- nt-etion Was received from Senator Maddox. chairman of the republican otille118, asking the democrats to agree cat _the third commissioner. A reply sent Was AI iliblketrill: ' \Replying to your notice of yester- day, I am Instructed by the senate democrat! Cinn114 to Melee' yen 4tat 1 if ydai wil amend your railroad com- misskm b now berate .the stenate, providing for the governor to appoint the three commissioners and that the people shall elect them at the next general election situ that the railroad corporations shall hear all of the ex- penses of 'eel' eteranitesioa, We Will support the meastfre We decline td name any man to be placed in the commission bill to 1111 e vacancy for the hbort term left by yber esthete\ • Jerry McCrafth bead. Walla Walla, Wash., Feb. V.—Jerry McCraith. one of, the most IOWA fig - urea in the early history of Walla Walla, is dead at the ,011flay MOT farm. m \n beein 1862 from San Frith .10 or en was hest known as the proprietor of \MeCrelthie Castle,\ a notorious resort. MeCraith gained considerable notoriety some years ago by filing a claim ii San Francisco to the largest part of what Is now Ore- n, Weeitington and Idaho, under an did Spanish grant. He fought the ease until his means were exhausted and be was citified In Work Ms 'pass- age back to Walla, Walla HUAN MOUNTAIN FIGHT RUSSIANS REPORT MOT SKIRMISH DURING WHICH FOURTEEN ARE KILLED. Old Story of Violated Neutrality Is Repeated from Japanese Sources -- Cossacks Make Daring Raid ( ler Escape Unscathed. fit. Petersburg, Feb, 22.—A telegram from Huan mountain, Manchuria, says sharp outpost fighting occurred Feb- ruary 20 in the Tenchen mountain district. The Russian losses in the outpost skirmishes southwards of Thenti pass were fourteen killed and sixty-three wounded. Disregard Neutrality. Tien Tsin, Feb. 22.—About 300 Rus- sian raiders slightly damaged the railroad between alcheng and TatIche- Mao on Monday night and again disre- garded the neutrality of the territory west of the Lao river. The preempt? of Chinese soldiers was not reported. It is evident that toe villagers kept the Russians well informed as to the disposition of the Japanese troops. it was expected that the raiders would repeat the attempt to destroy the Jap- anese stores at NIuchiatun, put they retired without an eusagentent. The damage to the railway was immediate- ly repaired. C4t—Cks \d. Mukden, Feb. 22.—A company of cossacks which returned from a long and perilous reconnalsance in the di- rection of Corea, penetrated by moun- tain paths as far as Agoundn, eighteen miles northwest of the Yalu, where they found rted burned a large depot of Japanese provisions. Turning south, the Russians captured, a few miles dis- tant, a transport of which the Rus- sians was in great need. The position of the Russians was desperate, but, happily for them, a Chinese guide found ,a mountain pass by which they escaped to Khualzhen mountain, 100 miles due north of the mouth of the Yalu river, from whence hey rejoined the army by way of lit- tle-known trails. The news of General Grippenberee attack on General Kuropatkin has caused great indlention at Itall611/11 - headquarters here and in army circles. General Grippenberg's departure was a surprise, as be had received no orders from General Kuropetkin to quit his post. He left Idinchukt unceremo- niously, without taking leave of the commander -In -chief. Even General Grippenberg's friends say that no mat- ter what grievances he may have had the present is not a fit time for vent- ing personal feelings, when the army must bend all Its energies In the effort to secure victel.' . Rumored Outflanking. St. Petersburg, Feb. 23.-3 a. m.— Rumors am current in this city that Getteral Kuropktkin has been out- flanked by a strong force of Japanese le the vicinity of Sinmintin and com- pelled to retire from the Shakhe river, but official dispatches, soar as mode public, and the Aseloclated Press Muk- -seldom give no intimation that such a centingency is even remotely Possible. Milks circles scout the report anthely • d say ho body of Japanese of suffl ent strength has been reported ope Ung on the Russian right flank to fo e General Kuropalt- kin to abandon his exceedingly strong .peeithan on the Sbakbe without•a hard rip lasting several days. DEBATE PANAMA BILL tl(ashington, Feb. 22.—The senate today eoneblerell at some length the bill providing a government for the Panama canal zone. It was debated freely. Consideration of the bill was not completed when the senate ad- journed for want of a quorum. Washington's farewell address was read by Mr. Perkins Si the beginning of the session. • A :Inther uf witnesses were ex - Amin In the intermit' of Judge Swayed'. After the last witness p2... the day Sri been hoer& Mr. Higteln4 saki teeth were only four more. wit- nesse, it be i intemitteed In Judge Flwayne's interest and Mr. Palmer ?aid that only one witeese would be called In rebuttal: Both sides agreed / that not tb exceed two hours' More time would be required. 1 At 6:31 s o B. the maate adjournsel Mita Ii o.dt tomorrow , morning. • CHARGES BRIBERY. , Indianapolis, Feb. 22.—The special Investigating committee was appoint- ed by . Speaker Cantwellsof the house of representatives, Wowing the dec- laration of Representative r, who in explaining his vote on he anti - cigarette bill la the house cod a leltee containing a $100 he eharged was sent to him by those interested in defeating 'itch legislee lion The committee, with the sash+ anet) of Attorney General Miller, whe did the questioning, *rung from Rep. reeentetive Baker the name of aft Pm -state menator. Mr. Baker said .he had had to promise the alleged briber not to divulge his name in order to draw hint out, botectives ere -search- ing for the ecotype& DECLARE STRIKE. WILMS!, February 22.—Traffic on the Vti141111 railroad has been suspend- ed ainbe early this afternoon, the force of employes, including telegraphers, having joined in the strike. Not a single train is leaving Warsaw's great terminus, which is guarded by a strong force of gendarmes keeping back the crowds clamoring for oanortutetv le leave the city. Two regiments of in- fantry are guarding the interior of the station, the yards aad building's Chiefs of the engineering department acting ea firemen and engineers, at- tempted to run trains into Warsaw from outside points, but none suoceed- ed in reaching the city, all having been held up somewhere along the line. The telegraph and telephone ser- vices also have been stopped. The strike originally was planned to begin March lebut the men learned of the intention to proclaim the entire line under martial law and hence do- termined to strike today. It le feared the employes of the Vis- tula Bees between Warsaw and the Austrian and German frontiers will also go out. New Yorker's Infant Thrown Into Furnace Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 22.-0. W. McCaffrey, engineer In the charge of an eight -horse power boiler, used to heat several business places, infonned the police that about 2 o'clock last Tuesday morning, two men and a wo- man entered the boiler room and while one man covered him with s a brace of revolvers the other threw a package into the fire pot on the red hot coals. The woman uttered a shriek as he did so, and one of the men threatened her life also. McCaffrey says he heard the scream of e, baby as the package struck the fire. The men waited sev- eral minutes and then opened the fur- nace door again and raked the bundle about on the coals. Before leaving the men threatened to kill McCaffrey If he ever revealed a word of the mat- ter. McCaffrey kept silent until it preyed on his conscience to such an ex- tent that he could keep quiet no longer. He says he has been unable to eat and sleep and he is apparently In a very nervous state. All three of the party were so disguised that he could not gr 'a good description of them. FOR INAUGURATION. Porto Rican Battalion is to IS Brought Over for' the Parade. Washington, Feb. 22.—The Porto Rican battalion of infantry, which has been ordered to take part in the in- augural ceremonies, will make the trip from San Juan to this city and back on the steamer Arcadia, which has been chartered by, the war department for that purpose. The battalion will number 326 men, and will be quartered on the ifellner'during their day in this city. The plan of having two warships in this harlpor inaugural day has been abandoned and the auxin'', Cruise?' Prairie will be the naval vessel to be sent here on that occasion. Owing to her great draft the Prairie will aeCilor off Alexandria. She was formerly a trans -Atlantic liner and has a dis- placement of nearly 7,000 tons. Another battalion of blue jackets has been organized at the League Island navy yard at Philadelphia for service in the inaugural parade. These men will make the trip here and back by rail. They will arrive here on the night of March 2 and will be quar- tered at the Washington navy yard. The two battalions will constitute a distinctly naval brigade and will inzommand of Commandsr-elnaltroulith of Annapolis. A company of at least 160 high school students, representing nearly !every state in the union, will march 'in the inaugural parade on March 4. All Itornts of historic interest in Washington are to he marked by tablets for Information of the public. QUIET BIRTHDAY. , Wash tonie birthday was observ- ed hut tle in Mitiaoula. Practically ic all of e Widnes/1 houses kept open house all day long while the poetof- flee, land office, schools mid courts tonspended Milanese and the officials at the court house took a ay off. There were but few flags in evi- dence at any time and everybody ap- parently forgot that it was a national holiday. The day was as perfect Is any ever seen in June. The air wee Soft and pleasant, the sun shone brightly and there were big crowds on the absence of Indications which street all day long, but thereich was tol d an t a great national, holiday and to the lover of the good old fashioned way of observing the anniversary Arnerlea's greatest Wizen, the day was decidedly gedisappolatmenL BRYAN TALKS. Topeka. Kest, Feb. 22 —W. J. Bryan addressed a meeting of Kansa - demm mats tonight on \Beek to the People.\ The eceehion was a Washington birth- day banquet given by the Rinias democracy, It was decided that a vigorous, csenpaien would be waged until tile next election in the hope of eleCiltla a state dWeirOeellale flaket -Ettore headquarters will be Maintained here permanently. RUSSIA WINS HER CASE ARBITRATION .110AIRD FINDS I'M HER FAVOR IN NORTH $EA 4NCIDIENT. tnellsh Press Indignant—Papers Say Decision is Death Blow to Arbitra- tion—Nothing bald of Presence of Jap Torpedo gloats. Paris, Feb. 22.—A semi-official state- ment appeared tonight relaUve to the work of the international commission which has bee nconeldering the North sea incident It is as follows: \The Hull commission met this morning in the chambers of the minis- try of foreign affairs and again this afternoon In order to proceed to a final examination of the report recapitulat- ing its findings. The commission gives no opinion on tile question of the pres- ence of Japanese torpedo boats in the North sea. The commissioners refer to the Russian government engage- ment to indemnify the victims of the deplorable incident. \The report will fie sent tomorrow to the Russian and British govern- ments, not because it is liable to madi- fications, but the commissioners do not wish the powers Interested to simply learn through the press of the last publie sitting and the conclusions ar- rived at. There is nothing in this preliminary communication except an act of deference.\ The public sitting for the reading or the conclusions will probably be held Saturday. Members of the committee rtho were seen tonight refused to either -confirm or deny the statement, but officials Imeteg opportunities to judge of the results of the inquiry consider the statement to be substantlallY correct. England Is Indignant. London, .Feb. 23.—A strong chord of indignation Is sounded by the let/Wn daily newspapers this morning over the semi-official statement relative to the derision of the North sea commis- sion giving Russia the victory, but it is still hoped that he publication of the full text of the commission's re- port may modify the impression pro- duced by the preliminary version, which is one of Intense disappoint- ment , The Daily Mall goes so far as to de- clare it has dealt a death blow to ar- bitration. Some of the newspapers blame the government strongly for ever consenting to subject such a mat- ter to arbitration, while some of the government origams find cield comfort in the fact that the country by so doing so avoided war with Russia. No question is mimed that the decision must be respected, and Great Britain's share of the heavy costs will be paid cheerfully, but it ie cottejciered that the decision leaves the question of a neu- tral right on the sea in an unsatisfac- tory and creates a dangerous prece- dent. The Morning Past says: \A new dogma of international law is thus es- tablished, under widch the commander of. a belligerent fleet May attack and destroy nentral unarmed vessels with- out any other plea than that he con- ceived his ships might. be in danger. This doctrine is so monstrous and in- conceivable that we can only yet hope the official report will give a different reading.\ BODIES RECOVERED. Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 22.—At Ii o'clock this evening seventy-flve blacJmned end disfigured bodies hail been recovsred from the Virginia mines, in which'the awful explosion occurred on Monday afternoon, en- tombing more than 150 miners. Tomorrow Will be a day of newels at Virginia Ofty, Bessemer, Pratt city and Emiley. The men have been taken to Bessemer as fast as.identified. An extra supply of mirth's from neighbor- ing cities arrived today. - The1 rescuers are still heroically at k la the Mope and aa they advance bodies further In tbe mine are found to be worse burned and medi- ated than those nearer tee exterior. No hope is now held out that any are alive. Three men were found yester- day whose hearts were .st114- -.beating, but they expired immediately. The Birmingham 'MOHct has come promptly forward In the matter of re - fleeing the destitute families ofe- the vietime, and MIMS meetings have blidin held for that purpose. Hundreds of dollage, have been subscribed, and the rm I Sigh am Commercial club has raiser, more than $3,000 for the suf- ferers. ' Alabama Dietrfet No, 20, United Mine Workers of 'merle*, today voted $77,000, to he distributed among the families. MEYER ACCEPTABLE Ht. Petersburg, Feb. 22.—lb re- sponse 10 the inquiries of the fruited Mates as to /whether the .appointment of Mere , V. Ie kleYee- (American ambassador to Italy), eft_ amhaesador at at. Petersburg In sticcesslon to Rolert McCormick, would be accept- able OS Russia, the United States has been notified that Mr. Meyer is persofte - grata. the emperor having expressed his peritonea. &meet. Mr. McCormick does not eirpert to trans- fer his post to Mr. Meyer' until the end of April. PRICE, FIVE CENTS ORDERS 'sal FOR FUNERAL. St. Petersburg, b. 21.—Bmperor Nicholas has issued orders specifying who may Meted the funeral of Grand Duke Serglua tomorrow. All these who are entitled to attend are mein - hers of the court, naval and military officers, heads of judicial and admin- istrative Institutions, presidents of the nobility, the stuteevoe of the province, the mayor and foreign representatives. Ladles must wear black cloth dreams and black bonnets. Civilians must wear mourning. All must arrive at the monastery by 10:110 a. in. Several of the grand dukes left for Moscow today to attend the funeral to- morrow of the late Grand Duke Per - glue. Grand Duke Vladimir will not attend the funeral, owing to Indispo- sition caused by a chill. Expects Assassination. New York, Feb. 22.—Grand Duke Alexis has started for Moscow, ac- cording to a Herald dispatch from St. Petersbnri - When remonstrated with he is said to have replied: \I am on the list of those condemned to death, so it does not matter.\ Mexican Soldiers Kill Yaqais in Battle La Colorado, Mexico, Feb. 22.—The Mexican forces under General Torres, numbering 400, have killed 40 Yaquis and taken 137 prisoners In a two days' , battle with the savages In the ,moun- 7- alga east of this camp. When the fight ended, General Torres, two- thirds of his force and the prisoners returned to La Colorado. The Mexi- can offices refused to make any state- ment of tpeir own ionise dad' they made their official report, but. pleats soldiers of ,the forces whe,,took part In the fight say they were ineceslia8TA- ble, although there were sick ar wounded among the returning trod H. Ii is said there were 300 weeders In the band surrounded by Tores In the Mazatlan mountains. About 100 of these broke through the Mexican lines and escaped. but the main force was hurled at a detachment commanded by Captain Barron, an old Yaquo fight- er, who was guarding one of the moun- tain passes. He succeeded In holding the savages in check until the arrival of reinforcements, when the Indians were driven back with heavy losses and finally surrendered. HOUSE WANTS INFORMATION. Washington, Fab. 22—Another chap- ter in the Osage oll lease incident de- veloped today, when Representative Stevens of exa T reintroduced two reso- ,t _ lutions In e house addressing inqui- nee to the a iretery of the Interior re- garding the Feeder lease of the oil and gas lands belonging to the Osage In- dians Ontriolution calls on the sec- retary to urnlsh the Melee with a copy of the Foster lease and of all sub -leases tinder the parent lease, giv- ing the dates of the approval or rejec- tion and all correspondence on the subject. The other resolution mike under what act of congress the Foster lease was made, .and tinder what au- thortty of law the stib-leasee were ap- proved. The eemetary Is asked whether he did not ratifyllie sub -lease tb the Alameda company and whether this was not the first sub -lease so rat- ified and whether he had not previous- ly refused to ratify sub -leases The resolution asks not only for the date of the ratification of the Alameda sub -lease, but also calls for a list of the officers, directors and see l‘h•eee g of the Alameda company, wife) leferm- ation as to whether any of these per- sons are \personally known or In any way related to him (the secretary) and, if so, the name of such person and how related.\ The resolution directs the secretary lo say whether be did or did not on Febniary 13, last. In • letter addressed to the chairman of -the committee on Indian affairs, write that the e0I9M18- 'donor of Indian affairs, write that the commissioner of Indian affairs \also shows that there is no necessity for the proposed legislation in order to protect the existing rights of the par- ties who hold Vie said Fatter lease and it Is not-leeMed advisable, ,nor Indeed wpreirl it he just, to renew and extene--the said lease for a Period of . ten years, or any other period, without the knowledge or donsent of the In- dians.\ Thesresoln t ion continues: \And if you did Write this letter, plasm) state to the home what inform - 'nation you have received that has caused the 'adoption of Ike senate amendment to the Indian approfiria- tign bill ,extending said lease for ten years on 680,000 acres of said Indian \ lands without Bret securing the cen- se& of the Indies's.\ • The stateasent• recently 'given oit by. Secretary litteksiek is Mad la which he sialrfidsiTthel original Foe- , ter lease 'milieu unheard of lemma- . ly and nothininbort of a public scan- dal,\ andike l resolution asks the secre- tary if he was thee correctly quoted, end If se to state 4thy he recommends extender' of the lease 0108ERVE DAY IN ROME. Rpme. reh. 22t—Sevetal Intatired Americans gathered at the American embassy here to celebrate Washing- ton's birthday. Ambluncader Meyer was congratulated upon being the first emerIcan diplornatic reprOsentative to be at Rome for five•consecutfve annivereArles of Washington', birth- day.

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