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1894 -1891 Rep. Dem.Pro. Peo. Rep. Dem. Mor Bald-Mat-Fas-Fw

ton. Hill, win the's.sett. er. Lewisboro .... 194 78

3 86 149 Mamaroneck . 244 234 2 4 251 164 Mt. Pleasant.. 644 581 62 25 668 498 Mt. Vernon...1732 1014

27 Newcastle

.... 279 152 3 164 221 New-Rochelle 841 689 35 42 800 442 North Castle.. 190 107 12 1 149 158 North Salem.. 208 141 10 1 160 193 Ossining .....1108 797 37 9 827 923 Pelham

271 226 17 1 266 195 Poundridge

71 6 2 93 110

. 1120 824 31 7 892 628 Scarsdale 62 34

1 36 48 Somers

179 154 6 4 161 179 West Chester. 677 856

5 809 335 White Plains. 555 488

5 527 397 Yonkers : 1st Ward.... 739 757

12 2d Ward....1070 567


2644 2254 3d Ward.... 633 736 18 7 4th Ward.... 111 95 1 1

5th Ward.... 511 504 5 2 Yorktown .... 300 205

2 277 286 Total. ........... 15787 12447 525 230 13240 11409 Pluralities ...

...3340 In 1891 Bruce (Pro.) had 690; De Leon (Lab.) 292. In 1894 Matchett (Lab.) had 305; Wheeler (S. D.) 568.

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1894 -1891Rep.Dem. Pro. Peo. Rep.

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ton. Hill, win.the's. sett. er. Castile

...... 421 104 41 7 322 147 Covington

39 19 13 174 Eagle


9 3 175 Gainesville 371 160 16 5 294 189 Gen. Falls.... 103 62 2

88 82 Java

152 230 7 6 136 240 Middlebury 204 67 16 47 201 84 Orangeville 150 63

2 122 87 Perry

510 109 67 12 416 141 Pike

55 14

..... 149 224

6 5 141

733 288 42 9 627 329 Wethersfield.. 115 92 10 3 87 98

Totals......4400 2219 272 153 3701 2729 Pluralities ...2181

972 In 1891 Bruce (Pro.) had 377; De Leon (Lab.) 69. In 1894 Matchett (Lab.) had, 32; Wheeler (S. D.) 90.

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Barrington ... 206 81 27 9 189 126

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11 321 177 Italy

173 14 7 9 193 53 Jerusalem

.... 351 155 41 83 367 275) Middlesex ... 183 GO 18 16 193 97 Milo

863 531 43 26 767 718 Potter


82 12 46 245 143 Starkey

469 219 31 29 461 239 Terrey

174 113 6 26 181 136 Totals .3031 1369 220 255 2917 1977 Pluralities ...1662

940 In 1891 Bruce (Pro.) had 191; De Leon (Lab.) 25. In 1804 Matchett (Lab.) had 12; Wheeler (S. D.) 62.

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Term of office: Three years.

Republicans in Roman. Democrats in Italic. Counties. County Seat. Sheriff.

Elected. County Clerk. Elected. Albany. Albany.

Lewis V. Thayer.....1894 James D. Walsh. ....1892 Allegany. Belmont.

George H. Swift. ..1894 George A. Green.....1894 Broome.

Binghamton. Urbane S. Stevens....1893 Frank B. Newell..... 1894 Cattaraugus.. Little Valley.. Henry Sigel.. .1894 Henry S. Merrill.....1894 Cayuga. Auburn.

Chauncey J. Wethy..1892 Charles G. Adams....1894 Chautauqua.. Mayville.

John Gelm.

..1894 Victor A. Albro......1894 Chemung. Elmira..

William J. Lormore..1894 David N. Heller........1893 Chenango.. Norwich.

George W. Payne. ...1894 Jay G. Holmes....... 1894 Clinton. Plattsburg

Henry B. Ransom....1892 Harrison A. Wood....1894 Columbia. Hudson.

Matthew Connor. ..1893 Isaac P. Rockefeller.. 1894 Cortland

Cortland Villag Adam Hilsinger......1894 Ephraim C. Palmer.. 1894 Delaware Delhi.

William C. Porter....1894 Joshua K. Hood. .1894 Dutchess. Poughkeepsie.. Jeren S. Pearce..1894 Theodor A. Hoffman. 1894 Erie. Buffalo.

George A. Laney..... 1894 George W. Bingham.. 1894 Essex

Elizabethtown. John W. Nye.... ...1894 Ashley S. Prime..... 1893 Franklin. Malone.

Edward F. Rowley... 1893 F. S. Channell.......1894 Fulton.

Johnstown. Charles Palmer... .1892 Charles H. Butler....1892 Genesee. Batavia.

John B. Neasmith....1893 Carlos A. Hull.... 1894 Greene. Catskill.

1. Wheeler Brandon..1894 Henry B. Whitcomb., 1896 Hamilton. Lake Pleasant. George H. Tripp......1892 Orville H. Griting...1893 Herkimer. Herkimer.. Warren H. Eaton....1894 Philip H. Brown..... 1894 Jefferson. Watertown.. Edward Barton....... 1893 Frank D. Pierce.....1894 Kings.

Brooklyn.. William J. Buttling.. 1893 Henry C. Saften...... 1894 Lewis. .....

Lowville.. De Witt C. Markham. 1893 A. Marcellus Lampher.1894



Counties. County Seat. I Sheriff.

Elected. County Clerk, Elected. Livingston... Geneseo...... Cornelius O'Leary....1894 William E. Humphrey.1992 Madison. Morrigyille... Eugene M. Perry....1893 W. Emmett Coe......1894 Monroe.. Rochester... John W. Hannan....1893 Kendrick P. Shedd... 1894 Montgomery. Fonda.

1894 R. Simon Blood......1892 New-York.. N. Y, City...

E. J. H. Tamsen....1894 Henry D. Purroy....1892 Niagara. Lockport. Patrick H. Tuohey...1893 James Compton......1892 Oneida.

Utica and Rome Van Renss. Weaver. . 1894 Garry A. Willard....1894 Onondaga. Syracuse.

Oscar F. Austin......1894 James Butler. ...1894 Ontario. Canandaigua.. Wm. B. Osborne..... 1894 Frederick R. Hoag... 1894 Orange. Goshen.

Adam W. Beakes....1894 Wm. G. Taggart....1894 Orleans. Albion'..

John G. Rice........1892 Alvin N. Allen......1892 | Oswego. Oswego.

Wilbur HSelleck...1893 Edgar E. Frost......1894 Otsego, Cooperstown.

Theo. W. Snyder....1893 John B. Conkling....1893 Putnam, Carmel.

Jer. W. Hazen.......1894 | Edward C. Weeks....1893 Queens. Jamaica. Henry Doht..

.1894 John H. Sutphin... 1894 Rensselaer. Troy..

1892 Cor. V. Collins. ...1894 Francis Riley... Richmond.

Richmond. John L. Dalley 894 John H. Elsworth....1893 Rockland. New City. Edward S. Anness...1894 Cyrus M. Crum.........1892 St. Lawrence, Canton.

George R. Smith... .1894 James E. Johnson.... 1894 Saratoga. Ballston. Frank Jones.

1894 Edward F. Grose.... 1893 Schenectady. Schenectady. James E. Yates.

1893 James B. Alexander..1894 Schoharie.

Schoharie. A.J. Loveland. .1893 Charles Brewster........1894 Schuyler.. Watkins.

Alva S. Fitzgerald...1894 | P. Halsey Hawes....1893 Seneca. Ovid, Waterloo. Charles W. Van Cleef...1894 Hugh McGhan.......... 1892 Steuben. Bath..

Leslie D. Whiting...1894 James H. Gimin......1892 Suffolk.

Riverhead. John Z. O'Brien...... 1893 William R. Duvall... 1894 Sullivan.

Monticello. John M. Watson. .1894 George 0. Fraser....1893 Tioga. Owego.

La Rue H. Conklin..1892 F. W. Richardson... 1894 Tompkins. Ithaca.

Charles S. Seaman....1893 Leroy H. Van Kirk..1894 Ulster. Kingston

Philip Schantz. . . . . . . .1894 George S. Sleight. ....1894 Warren. Lake George. Courtney S. Collins..1894 Archibald R. Noble. .1894 Washington. . Argyle..

James W. Robertson.1894 Rodney Van Wormer. 1894 Wayne. Lyons.

Geo. M. Sweezy......1894 Ledyard S. Cuyler...1893 Westchester.. White Plains.. Addison Johnson.. ..1894 John M. Digney........1892 Wyoming Warsaw.

Mel. J. Woodworth..1893 Edward M. Jennings. 1894 Yates.

Penn Yan.. John W. Smith......1894 | George S. Goodrich. .1894


POLITICAL MISCELLANY. ALABAMA-November 27, 1894, Hon. names are cut off from other petitions John T. Morgan (Dem.) reelected exactly similar, and pasted on the first United States Senator for six years from sheet, they will not be considered as March 3, 1895. The vote was: Senate signed. Morgan, 23; Warren Reese (Pop.), 9. House-Morgan, 61; Reese, 24.

GEORGIA-Three constitutional amend

ments were submitted to popular vote at ARKANSAS-The following amendments the October election. One authorizing to the Constitution were adopted at the the Legislature to pension those Confedelection on September 3:

erate soldiers who, by reason of age and To empower quorum courts to levy a

poverty, or infirmity, are unable to prospecial tax, not exceeding three mills, for

vide a living for themselves, had 17,360 the purpose of building and repairing

majority. Another, to increase the numpublic roads, building courthouses, jails, bridges and other internal improvements,

ber of Supreme Court judges to five, was And for no other purpose.

rejected by a majority of about 1,500. To abolish special elections and to au

Another, to permit a summer session of thorize the Governor to fill vacancies in

the Legislature, was rejected by 33,798

majority. any State, district, county or township Office.

INDIANA-On April 23, 1894. the The returns on the liquor license ques Marion Circuit Court declared the Aption at the election in 1894 gave the vote portionment act of 1893 constitutional. as follows: For, 47,662; against, 49,595; The action to test the validity of the act

majority against the continuation of the was brought at the instigation of the liquor traffic of 1,933.

State Republican Committee, which took CALIFORNIA-The Supreme Court de. the ground that the Democratic Legislaided that in order to allow a candidate's ture of 1893 had foisted an illegal gerryname to appear on the official ballots the mander upon the people. The Supreme original petition of the voters must con Court later rendered this decision: "It ain the signatures. In other words if is unnecessary for us to express any leveral petitions are circulated and the opinion upon any other question raised readings and signatures are all fastened by counsel in their argument, but upon ogether, they may be counted as one the sole ground that the cases as made Petition, and the names may be received by the bill are not within the jurisdiction

courts below dismissing the bills for want of equity will be affirmed."

INDIAN TERRITORY-Governor Wolfe, In his message dated January 27, referring to Statehood, said: "There is a great question being agitated throughout the United States, upon which depends the very existence of the five civilized tribes. The policy advocated almost universally by the press in the Territory as well as abroad is detrimental to our existence and calculated to do our nation grievous harm. This question is allotment and Statehood, and it should be strenuously opposed by each of the five tribes to the end that we may retain our tribal forms of government and the holding of our lands in common, as it is to-day.

ILLINOIS Judge Bookwalter, on May 19, 1894, declined to grant an injunction in the gerrymander case. He sustained the apportionment and said that the Supreme Court alone should determine on the question at issue. On June 15 the Supreme Court decided against the petitioners and affirmed the decrees of the courts below dismissing the bills for want of equity.

IOWA.--The Jamison joint resolution proposing constitutional amendment granting woman suffrage and the right to hold any office was defeated in the Senate--20 to 26. In the House, a bill granting municipal suffrage to women was passed-yeas 51, nays 44. A mulct Tax bill became law, which, in effect, provides a restricted local option for cities and towns of the State. It allows the assessment of a tax of $600 against any real estate upon which liquor is sold. Upon the filling of a petition bearing the signatures of a majority of the voters in cities of 5,000 and upward, and of 65 per cent of the voters in cities and towns of less size, the payment of this annual tax shall be a bar to prosecutions under the prohibitory law. The votes in favor of the bill were all cast by Republicans. The bill was passed as a compromise in response to an almost universal demand from the cities for relief from the Prohibitory law. The vote in the House was 63 to 45. The law does not permit the manufacture of liquor.

KANSAS-Mrs. Anna Austin was elected Mayor of Pleasanton on January 16 by a majority of 8, in a total of 338 votes, of which women cast 123.

MASSACHUSETTS - Governor Greenhalge, on March 16, 1894, signed the bill abolishing Fast Day as a holiday, and, in its stead, making April 19 a holiday. This is to be known as "Patriots' Day, the anniversary of the ever-memorable Concord fight, at which the "embattled farmers" fired the shot heard round the world.

The majority of the Supreme Court (three justices dissenting) hold that an act of the Legislature granting municipal suffrage for women, with the proviso that It shall be operative only upon acceptance by a majority vote of the people of the State or of any separate city or town in the State, is not constitutional,

MICHIGAN-The Supreme Court sustained the Governor's power to remove

officers who were detected in falsifying election returns so that the amendments to the State Constitution increasing their salaries might be declared passed,

NEW-JERSEY-Chief-Justice Beasley on June 11, 1894, rendered a decision to the effect that women have not the right to vote for anything in the State, whether It appertains to local or state government, and that the Legislature under the present Constitution cannot enact laws of any kind that will give to women the right of political suffrage. On June 13, 1894, ACtorney-General Stockton rendered opinion that women can vote at school meetings, and that the Chief Justice's opinion cannot be interpreted to deny to women the right to vote on other matters than election of officers.

In January, 1894, there was a prolonged contest over the validity of two Senates organized at Trenton. The controversy was finally brought before the Supreme Court, which body, after full argument, decided, March 21, that the Senate organized by the Republicans was the only legal one, and that the title of President Maurice A. Rogers was perfectly valid. The opinion denies, as maintained by the Democrats, that the Senate is a continuous body, and that the hold-over Senators ha an exclusive right to pass upon the qualifications and credentials of new members. Each of the twenty-one Senators has equal right in the organization, and the majority rules. The Adrain Senate was not constituted by a majority, and is therefore not a constitutional body. The Rogers Senate was organized by a majority, and is therefore valid. ChierJustice Beasley delivered the opinion, which was concurred in by all the judges, though Judge Abbett fled a separate opinion. He concurred in the judgment. but differed as to the reasons.

On Nov. 8, 1894, Judge Dixon, of the Supreme Court, handed down a decision in the Vineland School case, which involved the right of women to vote at school elections, that, as "school trustees are officers within Article 2, paragraph 1. of the Constitution, so that if they are made elective by the people, only males can vote for them." Judges Abbett and Reed concurred in the opinion.

NEW-YORK.-The Legislature enacted a law, which took effect on January 1, 1895. requiring children between the ages of 8 and 12 years to attend school during the entire school year; between 12 and 14 years of age to attend school at least eighty secular days, which shall be consecutive except for holidays, vacations and detentions dy sickness, which shall not be counted as a part of such eighty days; between 14 and 16 years of rge, to attend school when not lawfully and reg ularly employed. It is provided that violations of the law shall be punishable as follows: For the first offence, a fine not exceeding $5; for each subsequent offence, a fine not exceeding $50, or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment. A fine of $50 is to be imposed upon any person, firm or corporation employing children unlawfully, the same, when paid, to be added to the public school moneys of the

city, village or Gistrict in Phich the offence is committed. Truants are to be arrested and turned over to their parents or teachers; but truants that are incorrigible may be taken Iefore a magistrate to be dealt with.

The Legislature of 1894 amended the Penal Code, making it a misdemeanor for any person to wilfurly deface or inJure a voting booth or compartment, or to remove any of the supplies or conveniences therefrom during an election or town meeting, or to wilfully deface or destroy any pasted list of candidates to be voted for before the closing of the polls, or to remove or deface the cards for the instructions of voters. The law was also amended making any election officer or watcher liable to imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than one year who reveals to another person the name of any candidate for whom a voter has voted; who communicates to another any information as to how or for whom a voter has voted, or places a mark upon any ballot or does any other act by which one ballot can be distinguished from another or can be Identified, or before the closing of the polls unfolds a ballot which a voter has prepared for voting. Any person who acts as inspector of election, poll clerk, or ballot clerk is declared guilty of misdemeanor who can neither read nor write the English language; who permits any person to vote who is not entitled to vote; who unlawfully obstructs, hinders or delays any elector on his way to registration or polling place, or while attempting to register or to vote; who electioneers within a polling place or in any public manner within 150 feet of a polling place, or removes any official ballot from a polling place before the closing of the polls, or unlawfully goes within the guard rail of a polling place or remains within the guard rail after being warned not to do so; who enters a voting booth with any voter while it is occupied, or even opens the door while it is occupied by another with intent to learn how he votes; or who, being or claiming to be a voter, permits any other person to be in a voting booth with him while engaged in the preparation of his ballot; who persuades or induces a voter to vote any particular ballot or for any particular candidate, or, directly or indirectly, reveals to another the name of any candidate voted for by such voter; who shows his ballot after it is prepared for voting to any person so as to reveal its contents, or solicits another to do so, who places any mark upon or does any other act in connection with e ballot or paster ballot so that it may be identified as having been voted by any particular person; or who receives an official ballot from any other "han one of the clerks having charge of the ballots; or, not being a ballot clerk, delivers an official ballot to a voter. It is also made a misdemeanor for

any one to pay or offer to pay any voter to induce him to vote or refrain from voting at any election; or to procure or promise to procure any employment or office to or for any person who shall be induced to vote or not to

vote, or to exercise bribery of any sort; or, if an employer, uses any device or motto intended or calculated to influence the political opinions or actions of his employes.

The Legislature also enacted a nonpartisan election board bill. It provides that all inspectors of election, poll-clerks and ballot clerks in the various cities of this State, except the cities of New York and Brooklyn, shall hereafter be appointed by the Mayor of such city. One-half of each branch of the board is to be of the same political faith and opinion on State and National issues as the political party which shall have polled the highest number of votes for State officers at the last preceding election, and the otherg are to be representatives of the other political party which shall have polled next to the highest number of votes for State officers at the last preceding general election. The election boards in New-York County are to represent the political parties in the same way, but the appointments are to be made by the Police Board. The lists for appointment in NewYork City are to be presented by the chairman of the Executive Committee of the General Committee of each of the political parties on or before August 15. For other cities the lists are to be furnished before August 10 by the chairman and secretary of the General City Committee or, where there is no city committee, of the General County Committee.

On January 1, 1895, a new law took effect, which provides that on all notes, drafts, checks, acceptances, bills of exchange, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness made, drawn or accepted by any person or corporation, and in which there is no expressed stipulation to the contrary, no grace shall be allowed, but the same shall be due and payable without grace.

The Legislature enacted a law forbidding a stable to be built within 100 feet of a church,

NORTH DAKOTA-On June 4, 1894, Attorney-General Standish gave an opinion declaring the coal-rate law. passed by the Legislature in a hurried way during the long Senatorial struggle in February, 1893, as unconstitutional. He took the ground that it discriminated against coal mined in other States.

OHIO.-The Senate and House of Representatives on March 13 adopted a joint resolution providing that the sessions of the Legislature should be biennial in the future. An act was also passed giving women the right to vote at school elections, and making women eligible to school boards.

RHODE ISLAND-The plurality amendment to the State Constitution was adopted by popular vote November 28, 1893. The official count stood thus: Approve, 26,703; reject, 3,531. A declaration of the count was made by the Governor on December 4, 1893. A three-fifths yote was required for approval. It is therefore evident that there were 8.682 more Votes than the necessary number in favor of

the amendment. The amendment reads its decision in the dispensary cases, Jusas follows:

tices Pope and Gary declaring the law un. Article X.

constitutional, and Chief Justice McIver *Section 1. In all elections held by the dissenting, people for State, city, town, ward or dis On December 11, 1894, Hon. Benjamin trict officers, the person or candidate re R. Tillman (Dem.), was elected U. S. ceiving the largest number of votes cast Senator for six years from March 3, shall be declared elected.

1895, to succeed Hon. Matthew C. Butler ""Sec. 2. This amendment shall take (Dem.). The vote was: Senate-Tillman in the Constitution of the State the place 29, Butler 6. House-Tillman 102, Butler of Section 10 of Article VIII, 'of Elec-15, Geo. W. Murray (Rep.) 2. Wm. D. tions,' which said section is hereby an Crum (Rep.) 1. nulled."

UTAH-The General Assembly expired SOUTH CAROLINA - The Supreme

by statute on Thursday, March 8, but it Court, on April 19, 1894, declared the

remained in act approved December 24, 1892, giving Sunday, March 11, the members stopping

regular session througbout the state control of the liquor traffic, to

the clock in each house at 11:20, and be unconstitutional. Following this Gov- pasting a placard over its face, which ernor Tillman closea all the dispensaries read: Thursday, March 8." A recess and discharged the constabulary. Sub

was taken each night instead of adjouin. sequently, on July 23, 1894, Governor Tillman issued a proclamation to the effect legislation was rushed through after the

ment. Almost all of the really important that, the Supreme Court having adjourned legal expiration of the session because without, and in anywise, giving expres

almost the entire sixty days' limit of the sion in regard to the act approved De

session was wasted in partisan wrangcember 23, 1893, which reaffirmed the act

ling, of 1892, the act was in full force and effect, and ordered that the dispensaries in VIRGINIA-The effort continues to prothe various counties should be reopened vide for a settlement by West Virginia on August 1, and that the law should be of its share of the debt of Virginia to be enforced until the court shall have passed adjusted by commissioners. The House upon the question, or the Legislature shall of Delegates rejected, 10 to 71, the bill to repeal the act. A warning was given amend the local option law so as not to that importation of liquors should be at apply to towns or cities of over 5,000 the risk of seizure and prosecution. The population, The Senate had passed it, 17 Supreme Court, on October 8, 1894, filed to 10.

CHANGES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ALABAMA-IIId-Mr. W. (. Oates resigned cember 6, 1891, XIth-Wr. Amos J. Cumto take effact November 5, 1894.

mings resigned Nov. 21, 1-91. XIVth amet ARKANSAS-Il-Mr. C. R. Breckenridge re XVth-Messrs. J. R. Fellors and A. P. Fitch signet August 14, 1894.

resigned December 31, 1893. CALIFORNIA-III-Mr. S. G. Hilborn was OHIO-IId-Mr. J. A. Callwell resigner! unseated.

May 4, 1894. IIId-Mr. G. W. Houk died KANSAS-IIQ- Mr. E. H. Funston was un February 9, 1894. Seateil.

PENNSYLVANIA- At Large-Mr. W.: Lilly KENTUCKY-Xth-Mr. M. C. Lisle died July died December 1, 1893. 110-Mr. C. O'Neill 7, 1894.

died Novein ber 25, 1893. XVth-Mr. Myron LOUISIANA-Mr. N. C. Blanchard resigneil B. Wright, member of LIIT and Lith March 12, 1894.

Congress, died November 13, 1894. MARYLAND-Ist-Mr. R. F. Brattan dierl

SOUTH CAROLINA-Ist-Wr. W. H. Brarley May 10, 1894. Vth-Mr. B. Compton resigned resigner February 12, 1894. May 15, 1894. MISSOURI-XIth-Mr. C. F. Joy was un signed December 18, 1193.

VIRGINIA-VIIth -- Mr. C. T. O'Ferrall reseated. NEW.YORK-X-Mr. Andrew J, Campbell,

WISCONSIN-VIIth-Mr. George B. Shaw member-elect of LIVth Congress, died De died August 27, 1894.

WORK OF THE LEXOW COMMITTEE, A resolution authorizing the appoint hurst. On January 31, Clarence Lexow. ment of a committee to investigate the chairman: Edmund O'Connor, George W. Police Department in New York City was Robertson, Charles T. SaxtonCuthbert offered by Senator Lexow in the State W. Pound, Daniel Bradley and Jacob Can. Senate on January 29, 1894, and was tor were appointed as the committee. The passed by a unanimous vote of the Sen original resolution authorized

comate on the following day. The action was mittee to investigate the Police Departtaken int response to a general public de ment only, but an amendment gave aumand for an investigation, and followed thority to investigate the Excise Departrecommendations by the (hamber of ment, the Department of charities' and Commerce in view of the charges affect Correction, and the police just lies TV ing the police which had been made pub committee had authority to reage coonlicly by the Rev. Dr. (Charles H. Park sel, and a bill appropriating $20,000 fur


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