Items of Interest.

An effort was made in the Maine Legislature to have the prohibition amendment to the State constitution resubmitted to the people. After three hours' debate the proposition was put to a vote and it was defeated. The minority report in favor of resubmission stated that the United States internal revenue report for 1900 showed that in spite of prohibition fifteen hundred licenses to liquor dealers were granted in the State of Maine for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900.

Although the Hay-Pauncefote treaty expired by limitation on March 4, the British government nevertheless made a formal reply to the United States on March 11, rejecting the Senate amendments, chief of which was the one which declared the Clayton-Bulwer treaty superseded. The reply will be useful as a basis for future negotiations.

The following St. Louis Exposition Commissioners have been appointed by the President: Thomas Carter of Montana, John M. Thurston of Nebraska, William Lindsay of Kentucky, and George W. McBride of Oregon, all of whom are ex-senators.

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Observations of the Planet Eros
March 21, 1901

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