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Good Morning All roads lead to City Hall tonight for the big "clock fight." ORNING VOL. LI, No. 79. HERALD Slightly Cooler We can change the clocks but can't' do anything about the weather. HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1947. (/P)—Meani Associated Prew SINGLE COPY, 5 CENTS. ^^^^^^^^^^_ _ - • - -- - _ _ - 7 v ^-f-i-j A » j. v_J* Ten Killed In Fireworks Factory Explosion Britain Seeks Extra Session On Holy Land Explosive Problem Tossed Info Lap of United Na- Hons Assembly By MAX HARRELSON Lake Success, N. Y., April 2 (/p)_Britain turned the explosive Palestine problem over to the United Nations today and formally requested that a special session of the General Assembly be called immediately to launch preliminary studies. Acting Secretary-General Vic-tot Hoo started the machinery moving at once. Soon after he had received the British note. Hoo sent a telegram to each of the 55 member nations asking whether they approved the calling of an extraordinary .session. Approval by 2S members was necessary. The British request was contained in a two-paragraph note which in effect passed on to the "United Nations the full responsibility for finding a remedy for the 25-year-old headache. The note asked that: 1. The Palestine virobiem be placed on the agenda of the General Assembly for its regular September meeting. 2. A special session be called "as soon as possible" to 'create a special investigating: committee to prepare a suggested solution for consideration at the September meeting. •>. And finally that the. Assembly make recommendations "concerning the future government of Palestine.'' The note was handed to Andrew W. Cordier. executive assistant to Secretary-General Trygve Lie, in the delegates' lounge at 3:05 p. m. (EST) by Valentine Lawford, deputy to British Delegate Sir Alexander Cadogan. The action lias been foreshadowed as early as last Februar 11 when British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin informed Jewish and Aral) representatives in London that Britain would make no further efforts to negotiate a settlement. of strife in the League of Nations mandate territory, but (Continued on Page 2) County Legislation Reviewed By Senator County Can Build Roads With Funds On Non- Contract Basis Three important county n ties- lions were answered and several city issues were settled through action of the State Legislature during the recent .session. Senator D. Kenneth McLaughlin reported yesterday. Principal county bills passed referred to County Roads Department, the Sheriff's office and the school program. Under the terms of a state-wide measure passed. McLaughlin explained, the Board of County Commissioners through the Roads Department, can now use federal and other roads funds for building county roads on a non-contract basis. In the past such funds could only he used by the county for roads if the work was done by contract and under specifications of the State Roads Commission. Past restrictions had caused the county to reconsider its plans for building •'farm to market" roads under the federal aid program due tr> the fact that the work would allegedly cost more than if done directly by the County Roads Department. Sheriff's Salary The County Sheriff will now get a direct salary of $3.000 per ye'ar. together with an allowance of"$300 for autn expenses, under terms of another state bill passed. Sheriffs deputies will be placed on fixed salaries. In the past the county officers were paid at the discretion of the sheriff by means of various (Continued on Page 2) Plan Allows UN To Halt Greek - Turk Aid Program Senate Committee Agrees On Proposal Provided United Nations Willing To Give Help Meeting Called Harmonious By JACK B£LL Washington, April 2 (/?)—A plan empowering the United Nations to halt American aid to Greece and Turkey—provided U. N. is willing to give such aid itself—was reported agreed upon "in principle" today by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. After a closed session of the committee, a member told reporters the agreement had been reached, but he added that the exact wording O f the amendment to President Truman's proposed $400,00.,000 aid program was still undecided. Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich) declined comment, except, to say it was a "very harmonious meeting." Vandenberg suggested Monday that the U. N. be given power to halt the American program, by a majority vote of the General "Assembly or a seven-of-eleven vote of the Security Council. The proviso that t^e'u. X. most be willing to start such a project itself was a new development today. A committee member who preferred to remain anonymous said the proviso had been worked out by the committee from suggestions made by Dean Acheson, Undersecretary of State. "What we are trying to say this amendment," the committeeman said, "is that the United Nations can stop the American assistance program only if it is ready to take over. That means the program would continue, in any event." The program, involving relief and limited military assistance, designed to bolster Greece and Turkey against Communism. In an earlier session today, the Seziate committee voted to require Senate confirmation for the chiefs of the proposed missions to Turkey and Greece. It also voted to bar use of American funds to pay off old debts of the two countries. Heiress To Be Tried For Killing Parents Big Four Deadlocked On German Economy Louise Overell, 17, Re-1 Marshall Says U. S. manded In Superior Forces In China To Be Court for Murder Cut To 6,180 Santa Ana, Calif.. April 2 f/P)~ Louise Overell. 17-year-old chubby blonde heiress, was ordered remanded to Superior Court today for trial on a charge of murder in the yacht deaths of her parents. Financier and Mrs. Walter E. Overell. She and her boy friend, husky George Gollum. 21. will face Superior .ludge Franklin G. West Friday morning at which time, said Gollurn's attorneys, moves will be made to set aside grand jury indictments against them both. Judge West, who also 5« in charge of the Juvenile Court, made the announcement of his decision to reporters but declined comment on- the proceedings, which were secret. Overell died before a dynamite explosion which wrecked the 47- foot cabin cruiser in N'ewport Bay the night of March 15. Medical opinion before the grand jury disagreed on whether his wife." Mrs. Beulah Overell. Flintridge society figure, was dead before the blast. .Judge West's decision makes possible Miss Overeil's trial as an adult and makes her liable, if convicted, to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Under California law, she could not be sentenced to death because she was aider IS at the time of the explosion. Her eighteenth birthday is April SO. Her attorney. Otto Jacobs, has announced he will plead for her freedom on the ground that the grand jury's indictment in no way connected her with the slaying. She and Gollum. pre-medical student with ambitions to become a brain surgeon, left the yacht, about H o'clock the night of the explosion, they said, to go ashore and buy hamburgers and milk. The blast occurred at 11:45 p. m.. short- Eyes Of Slayer May Give Sight To War Buddies ly before they returned in the "craft. J;»i»nibus. 0.. April 2 (/p>—Rns- ! Sf -'' Eugene Konn* '.'3.-r n o,._~i,i $40,000 Damage Suit Is Entered In Circuit Court Moscow, April 2 (/P)— The Four- Power Foreign. Ministers agreed tonight that Provisional German Government would he established until deadlocked question of economic unity for that country had been decided. In a meeting which, lasted four hours and 20 minutes, the Ministers once again found themselves deadlocked on many important issues. The only concession of the day was an apparent compromise by French Foreign Secretary Bidault. who agreed conditionally to British proposals for establishing a provisional government in Germany, by stages. Prior to the meeting. American officials disclosed that United States Secretary of State Marshall had informed Russian Foreign Minister Moloiov by letter that when present withdrawals of U. P. armed forces in China were complete, only 6.1SO personnel would remain there, and these at the request of the Chinese Government. The letter added that American forces had sent some 3.000.000 Japanese from China to Japan. and declared that the United States had "no information" concerning 700.000 Japanese taken in Manchuria by the Russians. Chances Slim For Averting Phonejtrike Union Chief Says As Far As He Knows Strike Will Occur By NORMAN WALKER Washington, April 2 (/P)Congress abandoned hopes today of enacting anti-strike legislation in time to head off a nationwide telephone walkout next Monday and the union chief said "the way- things look now" the strike will occur: •Joseph A. Beirne. president of the National Federation of Telephone Workers, said the stoppage will take place at 6 a. m., Monday, according to the various time' zones, unless the trend of negotiations changes for the better. "There is no change in the picture whatsoever." Beirne told reporters after talking to top Labor Department officials. '"The companies have offered nothing whatsoever.' 1 Beimel remarks came shortly after the House Labor Committee approved 16 to 3 a hill directing the President to seek injunctions against key communications or transport strikes. However, Chairman Hartley (Fl- NJ) conceded there is no chance for House passage before next Monday's phone strike deadline. He said he will push it toward a vote anyway; saying it can be used after a strike gets under way. . Beirne's NFTW represents 2S7,- 000 operators and other telephone workers in 39 unions affiliated with the NFTW from cpast to coast. They are demanding a $12 weekly pay raise.pJus nine other changes. The NFTW leader conferred for 2y> hours with John W. Gibson, assistant Secretary of Labor, and Edgar L. Warren, head of the U. S. Conciliation Service. Warren's labor experts are seeking in separate negotiations across the nation to get agreements between NFTW affiliates and subsidiaries of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Beirne wrote today to congressional leaders asking an investigation of what he. termed "the monopolistic tabor policy of the Bell System." He declared that A. T. £ T.. parent firm of the Bell System, is insisting that the unions bargain locally \vit.h its subsidiary com-, panics but. is itself acting nation-! tax. McLaughlin said. The Annual 'Clock Fight' Is On Tonight Another in the series of annual battles on the issue of daylight saving time lor the Spring and Summer months in Hagerstown will be waged in the Council Chamber at City Hall tonight beginning at S o'clock. Word from both camps yesterday indicated a stiff verbal battle will be fought, with the negative side putting up a stiffer defense than Democratic Deal On Taxes Netted Criticism For GOP 0- Democrats Passed Unpopular Plan To Draw Opp sirion From Sales Tax Plan, Mclaughlin Reports In Interview Democratic maneuvering during the recent sales tax battle at Annapolis resulted in Republican Senators drawing critical public'fire rhat should have been directed against Democrats, Senator D. Kenneth McLaughhn stated here yesterday during an interview in which he dis- cussea highlights of his first session in the State Senate Me.Laughhn explained that when the, tax controvert was still in up a committee in the Senate he and other Kepnblic;in Senators drew .., „ compromise plan which would have put small taxes on cigarettes, beer >oit ( rinks and amusements and would Have boosted income t»•*•>* slightly with no change in the current, exemption basis. Revenue collected under this plan would have netted the state, as much if not more than the sales ailv. CHILD INJURED Six-year-old Karen L. Snyder Rig Pool, fell through a window lacerating her left wri?t. The injury was treated ar the hospital nnd she was discharged. i Navv Eugene Koons. 23-year-old veteran, convicted "hatchet slayer, paid with his life in the electric chair tonight at Ohio penitentiary bn, tomorrow his eyes will h e used to restore sight" to pair^oC war buddies he"never k n e \v A suit for $10.000 damages wns filed in circi'it court yesterday by David Harry Hamby against tr ; Hager?town Lumber Company. The suit charges thnt on June 12. I!M5. the plaintiff was "violently struck" on the head and body by a heavy chain on the premises of the lumber company while performing business for his employer. State, Board of Correction at Y\e Maryland Reformatory for Males at Roxbury. Hamby reports he wa.<= permanently injured as a result of the blow from the chain. /-» rx I- i i i Mwvar sronntl and air ' v^ars Demolished l xvi " .I 10 ™^»<^ ^\n nK In Headon Crash Two drivers were slightly hurt when two cars crashed iieadon along the Middleburg pike last night about. 0:45 at the scene of another mishap. Deputy Leister Isanogle and State Trooper Bruce Bnichev iden- WEAPONS DISPLAY Aberdeen. Md.. April 2 (/p-)— I Post-n-;ir ground and air weapons "'ill be exhibited during "open housp" Army week here April f)- 12. the Aberdeen Proving Ground announced todav. Prices Go Higher At Stock Auction Koons was pronounced dead at S:IO P. in.. EST.. after 2200 volt electric shocks were needed to young Springfield, his execute the Ohio, veteran who hacked mother to death in 104.S. Immediately after the execution chamber was cleared of witnesses, surgeons removed his eye?. Lane Plans Peace In Oyster B'attle Annapolis, Md.. April 2 I7P)— Maryland was ready to do its part in bringing peace to the embattled Potomac-river oyster grounds as Governor Lane, said today he was confident that. Maryland-Virginia talks on» fisheries problems would succeed. The conference will be held at historic Mount Vernon. with the group scheduled to meet. at. 10 a.m. Friday. The Maryland Delegation including the Governor himself, will set sail at the same hour tomorrow aboard the state yacht Potomac from its anchorage here. When this became known in the Democratic camp, he explained, tho Democratic element drew up a measure that resembled the Republican plan, but which called for higher tax rates -on items mentioned, and which was so worded that it would prove unpopular to the public. It was the Democratic measure, and not the Republican one that the Senaie passed on to the House, he i/iid. After 4S hours of publicity. Me- Mate Revenue Bills Signed By Governor Measures Providing Higher Taxes Approved By Lane Annpaolis, Md.. April 2 (>pj— Two L'M7 legislative acts designe I to produce S6.S35.000 annually in Laughiin recalled, lobbyists tackled state revenue through increased the proposal and saw that it was: state income and corporation >»• killed in the Moii.se. thus opening j come taxes became Inw today the way for the only alternative—I The enactments were stencil bv »K«r. t „ «• l m _i . , .-» . l i that displayed last year. Members of the City Council? They will be there, too. It will be their regular monthly meeting. They will make the final decision. Decision Due Action Due On Motion To Return Nomination To Committee Washington. April 2 (/P)—The Senate agreed tonight to vote by 5 p.m. KST, tomorrow on a motion to return to committee the sharply disputed nomination of David E. Lilienthal to be chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. The request to set the specif.c time to call the roll was made by Senator, Hickenlooper (R.-Iowa), chairman of the Atomic Energy which recommended confirmation by an Blast Wrecks Ohio Factory; Fivejnjured Workers Were Engaged In Making July 4th Buzz-Bombs Clinton. Mo., April 2 (/P)_ Ten persons were burned to death and five were injured today in an explosion and fire that demolished a one-story frame plant of the Brown Manufacturing Company, a fireworks concern. Cause of the blart was undetermined. Chief of Police J. D. Peays said '-Hat all of the 28 workers making *oy fourth of jm y buzz-bombs in the plant were accounted for. Thirteen mad* their way to safety 'he ten dead were burned almost beyond recognition and five were injured, four of them critically. The bodies of the dead were brought to a temporary morgue at the c-ity hall in this town of 6 000 population, about 100 miles southeast of Kansas City. The dead were identified as: Roy Burnsides. Frank Camslor •I. C. Herst. •L S. Mover. Edna Mover (wife of J. S. Moyer). George C. Tally. Lillian Shepard. Lydia Crockett. W. H. Belton. Harry L. Pogue, The critically injured included .James c. Munday. Mrs. Mae Johnson. Mrs. Hazel Shepard and Will Rast. Mrs. Lena Holt was treated for painful burns and taken to her home. C. F. Province gave this graphic picture of the explqsion and fire tc a reporter: "I was tamping- powder into siuall tubes and Will East was working alongside me. [ saw 3 flash in the next room in the northeast corner of.the building where Herst (j. c. Herst, one of the dead) was sawing- the tubes into lengths and inserting wings. The wings help the buzz-bombs stay in the air. "I yelled that there was a fire and then ran to a door about 15 feet away. [ go t t 0 the door and looked back and the whole place was a mass of flames. "East ran toward another door hut then turned back. The flames (Continued on Page 2) Committee Lilienthai's S-to-1 vote. The agreement was adopted by unanimous consent. It carrie" with it a provision that if the motion to recommit is defeated', the Senate will recess immediately until next Monday noon. Arrangements to hold a night session tonight were not disturbed by the agreement. Senators- opposed | n confirm*. non of Lilienrhnl contended in today's debate that he is fl) toler- , „. anr. toward Communism. 12) too [ . XVash> "S to ". A l»''' 2 (£>j— Caught the state sales fax. Governor Lane, along with a mini- House Delays All Housing Legislation Until April 16 . . soft, on issues connected with Rns- '" R f ' tiaiuil 'i" « V P'' the rent trues- s!a and CO that ho has been en- ' "' rhe Hoilse Banking Commit- dorsed for the job hy Premier fo- i tee {losf f' onecl » 11 Action today af- seph Stalin. ' j tpl " tentatively approving yester- a if! P ercem - '"crease in ceil- Many people upon rending of the | her of others approved by the Those arguments were present- < <iay Seriate plan erroneously pnt the] State Senate and House of" Pel/- i fd. respectively. l,v Senators Bvrd ingi5 bam, O n the Republicans, he j pa , P!s •„, lhp Hos , d of |h j , n.-Va.). Tnft "^-Ohio) ami Me- T1 !Ifl(lpfl - ^ Q recent Assembly. KeNar (D,Ter,n... as tiu> Senate reni Haracc^rf Pv, f nKhiric* - . ... . *._.__••»•. . - ot luu y T .,, • Harassed By Lobbyists Income taxes will be increased declared: "5 am confident, that the commission appointed from Vir- out that, most of hip headaches were caused by the lobbyist? who _• . , - _ . , ** \. l \ v ti 11 or^n I J » IHT'lUUIfVJ gima nnd Maryland will solve any J itlV ;ule«! the State Capital ot the. problems that have arisen income and ii- to -I percent on corporation income. The 5 percent levy on investment income is headed into a night session in ji s lagging (lriv*> to bring the nomination to a vote. under our concurrent, laws." VISITING PROFESSOR College Park, Md.. April 2 (/Pi— The University of Maryland today announced selection of Dr. Rnssefl R. Nye. head of the English department at Michigan State College and 1!M4 Pulitzer Prize winner/to be visiting professor at. the summer "There were barbers, corporation lawyers, merchants, manu- (Continued on Page 2) Administration, leaders still] talked hopefully-bur nor very convincingly— of winding up the long he vote to delay action on i.p. and all other housing legislation until April 16 was 17 to 7. Several committee men said the 10 percent increase probably will be ! killed on April 16. unchanged. The income levy boost was an i ( ^bate this week, important p;m of Lane's plan to! R yi'd. previously counted Chairman WoU;ott (R.-Mich.), who has advised caution on any across the hoard rental increase, he postponed showdown will obtain revenues to meet higher i' 1oilhlf ' nl ° n th e Liiiemha! nomina-! SU '? llle COmmil teemen an oppor- rosts of stnte government nnd to Jion - ( ' ome ° 111 openly against him t V 1 "'. 1 -' 5° ' hink over' the issue Children injured When Hit By Ca permit distr.buiion of larger lori;J - v "' a speech asserting his bp- W Held Selfish JVian Lewis Did Not Try To Safeguard Lives Of Men, Missourian Says strike. Aides said Lewis would , na fc p nn He said stoppage from Washington. April 2 f/P)-K e p• rTerz Keeves (K-Mo) told the Hon*o to-L- rtay that "the record fails to 5 hoi- \" M ^ Cenlrali that. John L. Lewis acted at any time "to safeguard the men whose loss he now officially mourns.'' Further. Reeves said the period of mourning decreed by the United Mine Workers chief for the dead |n the Central!*. 111., niine disaster is "a thinly veiled and mocking jshnros of revenue to local govern l I mentnl units as recommended by j j the Slierbow Commission. j I Another a e t signed permits I Prince George's, Montgomery and Two children, identified by police | Anne Arumiei County Co'mmip- as .lean Mornings tar. 5. and Bar- Boners to establish daylight sav- bara Morningstar, «, first, block of i ing time in their counties Rill's North Foundry street, suffered permittinc other counties "to order ' R-inbc i« 7^ bn,,., bun,, ,-„,„ ,l,.v ran ,„,„ .h«rm,ime»I,nwe«% t .°^! fl iS l '", 0 ™ OI S, Ser ' lnw " (Continued on Page 2) Banks Will Close For Good Friday will be :;:;«: S 1 ^"^ I s? ^,iF -™*! ™ v°ps,«sr.,»» u ro;;"f^/rs^iSe:f >1 fc: a H.L,:-^:,,±,.> v 7; p " " n -•• ^^-^ »> ^ ^ Goo<1 ton Spalding. -i7, 200 block of East, j ity to dec-id* -•--'•' a " .°P' )ort » n -[ .V a \!f the ^ a -^ington County Washington when the accident, oc- i the , Washington street, was making a ' jj«" recommending sovoral re-i turn up North Prospect from West ! tii mine. i Burred. The two in setting on will I>....T.V.. i uv !«() ciuuiren were j mnnici-vi] th ^ lfo"pi, d ni at llle Washi " 5ton r °» nt >-|tinn May fi. niey ..ant : <•ont.ro! of i The ones- ! ballot r-> i No change in the hours'of re- ^mnyoraity genoral elor- . tnil stores in scheduled, however. lo Sunday, inclusive, acted in "coii-r . .. Court, decision intended to block a strike April ]. « "It is obvious to every thinking citizen that Lewis is more inter- Woman Is Injured When Car is Hit RELIEF SHIP HIT April L> today charged that Chinese government planes bombed and | straM a relief ship, the, LST Wan- during the Easter r PcesSi . "This committee does not want to make any undue mistakes," h» |ol(i reporters. "w e wan: to 'mull it over and see if we can't, come to unanimous action." Today's developments came close, on the heel? ot President Truman's message to Congress yesterday pleading for continuation of effective rent controls for a. year beyond the June 30 expiration date. The House bill proposes to continue modified controls to next March 31 and the Senate bill would keep ceilings on existing dwellings to February 29. The two bodies must, iron out rheir difference? on dates as well as on the methods of continued control. The rent boost, rejected unanimously by the Senate committee Monday, was approved tentatively j by the House committee yesterday V . l n . i by a !> to 4 vote—on motion by it Rains Here Rpp B " ffgtt fK -- yeb -> is the Library, while "t -s office will close reopen until Tuesday. county in keeping with the long-established custom here. Fog Follows New p,.:, _ . .-i . i n\-"i.-- "\niiii iiKlhf JH! •••'•••• >'. i ,r nices r vn hogs continued to j reply to Pxeevee. [,ewU is Belied- welfare of • m K ** rt r» • A ...]«... 1_ . ... ,.. _ •*.4r)Oltlt-( L ( the drivers as: Charles B. i climb yesterday, showing a slight Yousc. 1?. Mercershurg. Pa. and \Yalter E. Stoner. Creencastle route one. advance at the weekly auction of the Four States Livestock Salop, Inc. Both cars were almost complete-i Officials of the auction said that. ly demolished. , , lie ,,,, 0 tatJons on oo\v s also were the pi «IMT«? another car had gone over weok. ffowever. bids f or a hank. "\ OUSR was charged tt-ith J were ppncrally ?ome\vhat pacing another car when the way i Volume of offerings ihead was not clear. j Jy lighter than last week. calves sligh- I '*' lllv -' | t'»lil,d- ^T til *-* i T ^'" 4 -ll"L>irttlM|tl,jOl\\'JlTl- ' m H= 5"H ?=?:lSSSiS™"-" ""= =- tSm^'^ miners," Reeves to testify tomorrow before a i snouted. "And it. is time to brin House committee concerning the Centralia. HI., mine disaster and the six-day mourning period now in effect in soft coal towns. Reeves, who defeated President Truman's candidate for the Kansas City House seal last year, told the House that Lewis h^ jn his possession since last. November a re-..,.,.. I port of Federal Inspector Frank! coal to an end this kind of exploitation of American labor and the American people." Lewis has blamed Secretary of Interior .1. A. Knig in the Centralia disaster, which cost 111 lives. day afternoon when the, car driven ! by her husband was struck in the i TV, \ • • rear by a truck driven hv R ? h arS j of J^ I'" * ™%*™. William Lee r\ o...:.v. n ~ ,- . .'»•«''Kim ; of Oavennort. KnsrlnnH anrl t«-,^ Smith. 27. Keedvsville routP • "•"*"i»»««. r.n K uinn. and in Tilirhmamnn ' C ^ I <Tew ™^»>«s were injured. IX one. in Tilghmanton. The Eaton car was stopped in I hack of a school hus riisc.harcing j passengers when the Smith "car i San Diego. Calif \pril 2 Kngland. and two 1 mor e April showers. Frederick Awaits Hagerstown Vote D ',u r * Ul 2t wald> . Government Frederick's Mayor and Aldermen over the j county last night, in the wake of NEW BOMBER weather at Chewsville. reported 'that all the rain and drizzles of the last 24 hours amounted to only .16 Knig. he said. nal guilty of "rrimi- i Smith crashed into the rear j America's fnstept bombing plane. was charged by State U ne.w four-j»t propelled craft buitt brucr hnichey and Deputy i experimentally- (or the \rrnv Mr r*»***A*vi.*. ...:*!. s^i* . • _ t' -^. • *•' - *>i* met last night to consider the daylight savings issue, hut postponed action until the Hagerstown dcci- administration. , . . . • ' -1 " > .• -^"~ v. mo n v ivu i w .A i in v Air i no i it \ P^I prnav ar»H A-T^».^^.. _ j 5 1 »•» «»-•• -1 re 'sr&Tsz- *• -1 i^^i^S^:^ oi an inch of rainfall. However, sion is reached, the dampness didn't lower the tern- j Considerable discussion .. „ „ perature. with mnximnms of fiO {heard on the subject of a summer both yesterday and Monday, and time rhange, and a petition, con- was taining over a thousand names, advocating fast time, w« received.

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