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The funeral services of Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll took place at Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., Tuesday afternoon, July 25, 1899. Flowers of all kinds were in profusion. The service was very simple and unusual. No prayer was offered. The exercises consisted simply of reading from the writings of Colonel Ingersoll, his last poem, "The Declaration of the Free," "My Creed," and his oration at the grave of his brother two decades ago.

About two hundred of the Postal Telegraph Company's messenger boys in New York City went out on a strike demanding that a flat rate of two and a half cents be paid for each message delivered and likewise for returned messages they are unable to deliver; also that the levying of fifty cents a week on each boy for clothing shall cease, and that the boys be permitted to purchase their own clothing.

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"Peace, be still!"
August 3, 1899

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