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R. 0. WATTERS, Business Manager
VLATTSM Oi;TH. NKWtASKA
HOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL
ILviijriKhl, I'-Mi, UubUs-MernllUu.)
Al 14 vrari of iiki A l 111 1 r:i! H'r 1'itrr
Iliin'kltllilW'M lirpln IV, Klrlilll'l tilyn, fell
-1 . . I . I v hi love lit ln! n1 k 1 1 1 with l.a.ly
Ar.iln'lln SlriiiM.nl, uln mhii'iiiiI IiIn at-li-litliins.
Tin' l.nl, an iiipluin, whs kU'iii
n ln'illi iin iiilil'-liipiiiiiii on the AJux I V
Ills mule lilli'N Vernon, in plnv f Sir
ThntniiH Winon, Ik'i'Iiiiii' t lie hoy's pnl.
Tiny iillrii'liil ;i tlic.Hir white llnwk
HIiiiw'h nephew fiiw l.mly Arubilhi. Ver
non mi l I'hlllp overtoil, next In line fur
Hr Thnni.iH Vernon's i sl :i I . Thrv tiliii'l
nl a ihii'l vl i h li wiih Itilerriipteil, Vernon,
Overtoil iiml I l:i wkuhii w'k ih pin w fuiinil
llii'inwh i iilli-.n li il hv pri'tly l.inlv Ain
t. H i Tin' A j:i In luitlle ilrfi'iiti'il i'lenrli
uhthIiIph Ifi lli" .Mi'illlrrriinriin. Ithiianl
(ilvil pit 1-.'.'NI IHlZi' llllllll'V, III' WIIH
ruile.l home hv IjiiIv lluwkHliiiw nn lie
na ii limit In "lilnw In" Ills rnrnlncs villi
Vermm. At a I hiwIiKliiiw party (Hyn ills
rnvereil Hint l.inly Arilu'llii wan a pour
llllt pI'llilMll'tll Klllllllli T. Ill' tllllil'll llllll'll
with lu'i' riiimln Dnplini'. l.mly Arabella
bkiiIii hIkhvi il love (nr kiiiiiIiik. Later ahe
1 1 -1 1 lilyn iiml overtoil priHoiiers, limn
ili'layliiK tin' ilui'l. In tin' verion-Vi r
nnn I ii I . neither wiih linrt. Inilv Ara
bella liuiiillial.'il Klrliiinl ly T pninkH.
Mellaril ami (illrM shlppcil on a fi lk'ale.
CHAPTER VI. Continued.
We had a pleasant Journey to Ply
mouth and were troubled with few
reprela at leaving London. Wo ex
pected, In the foolishness of youth, to
capture many more such prizes as the
Indoinptable and Xantlppe. The Pel
vldera was nearly ready, and In a few
weeks wo sailed on our second cruise.
I nhall not Rlvo the particulars of
that cruise. It was such a one
as all the officers of his maj
esty's service were engaged In
durltiK Iho.ie eventful years. We were
constantly at sea; we kept a tireless
lookout for our enemies, and hunted
nud pursued them Into their own har
bors. We never slept for morn than
four hours at a time, in all our ends
ln(?. Wo lived on beef and biscuit for
months at a time; sometimes we
had scurvy In the ship, and sometimes
we did not. We striiKKled wiih mighty
pales, that blew us hundreds and even
thousands of miles out of our course;
and we sweltered In calms that tried
men's souls. In all that time we
watched nipht and day for the enemy,
and, when found, chased him, and
never failed to pet alonpslde when It
was possible; and we fought him with
the prealest pood will. We had pood
and ill fortune wiih the ship, hut her
colors were never lowered. And it
was live years before we set foot in
London town again.
Only a year of that time was Giles
Vermm with me. Ho pot promotion
which took him out of the ship. 1 had
the extreme pood fortune to he with
Nelson at the Nile. On that prcat day,
as snilln;; -master of the lielvlder.x, 1
look the frigate around the head of
Admiral Vllleneuve's line she was
the leading ship and placed her
where fdie was enabled to lire the first
raking broadside of tho battle. I pot
a wound in the forehead which left a
Bear that remains to this day; hut I
also received the personal thanks of
my Lord Nelson, which I shall ever
esteem as the greatest honor of my
life. 1 had heard nothing of Giles for
nearly n year, when, among Admiral
Vllleneuve's officers, 1 found one, a
young lieutenant like myself, who told
mo that Giles had been raptured, while
on a boat expedition, and was then In
prison at Dunkerque.
1 wrote him a dozen letters at lens.t,
hy officers who were paroled; and
when the ship was paid off, the follow
ing spring. 1 lost no time In getting to
London, and using what little power I
had In trying to havo him exchanged.
Sir Peter wij In great favor at tho
admiralty. As soon as I reached lin
den. I went Immediately to call In
1'eikeley Square. My Lady Hawk
shaw was at home, and received me
In great state, black feathers and all;
and with her sat Daphne t'armlchael.
I hellexe Lady llawkshaw was really
plad to see me; hut Daphne, after
speaking to me, remained with her
eyes fixed on her embroidery. I
noted, however, that she was a very
rharmlng phi. and her eyes, under her
long, dark lashes, were full of tire and
sweetness. Hut she had not, and
never could have, the glorious
heiuty of Lady Arabella Storniont.
Lady llawkshaw demanded of mo a
particular account of my whole
cruise, and everything Hint had hap
pened at the battle, of the Nile. This
1 pave, to the best of my ability. She
then Invited, or, rather, commanded,
me to lake up my quarters In Heikeley
Square, ami told nio that I had three
thousand and ten pounds, nineteen
shillings and seven pence to my credit
After this, she was called upon to
leave the room for a momeni, nnd 1
dully Inquired or Daphne how Lady
"Sh" Is W 'U," responded Daphne,
uiKr u-Uy. 1 thouulit: "aid aa
voted to ('apt. Overton us over. You
know Arabella ever liki'il him rather
more than In- liked her." At which uu-I-i'iii
rons spoi-ch, I sa'd oti" word:
'Tii.'!" ami Iuphuo, coloring to 1 lie
roots of her hair, yet attempted to dc
"1 only t'll you what all the world
says. : it 1 1 mi say my uncle and aunt.
Arabella couid have lnarrii'd a dozen
times she is uM ef '.'1, yon know
and married very splendidly, hut she
will not. Sir I'eler iaen, and swears
that he will many her off in spile of
herself; hut Arabella Is her own mis
Ii'csh now, and laughs at Sir Peter."
"And does she mill play raids?"
Ilaphno wised her eyes. It seemed
lo give that otherwise sweet girl posi
tive pleasure lo call over Lady Ara
"Yes," she said. "Loo, lansquenet
anyt lihm by which money can he
lost or won. Three limes a week she
goes to ihe duchess of Auchestor's,
where play Ih MkIi. We go there, to
night; hut 1 do not play,"
I had not thought ihere was ho much
malice In Daphne until that conversa
tion. I left my adieux for Lady llawk
shaw and repaired to the admiralty,
where Sir Peter happened to bo that
day, I explained that I should have
come to him at once, but for my Inor
dinate wish tosee Lady llawkshaw; and
that I found her tonkins (it least '10 years
younger since we met last. At which
Kir l'eter beamed on me with delight,
and, I believe, mentally determined
to give me Z 1,000 additional in his
I then stated my real business,
which was to get Olios Vernon ex
changed; and Sir Peter, without a
moment's hesitation, agreed to do all
he could for me; and then, as usual,
directed me to have my portmanteau
sent to llerkcley Square, as Lady
llawkshaw had done, p.eforo I left, the
admiralty machinery had been put In
motion to secure (Hies Vernon's ex
chaime. I returned to llerkcley
Square, and nualn took up my abode
One month from the time I arrived
In London I was on my way to Ports
mouth to meet Giles Vernon, who had
been brought over with a hatch of ex
changed officers from France.
In that month, during which I had
lived continuously in llerkcley Square,
things were so little changed, except
In one respect, which I shall mention
presently, that 1 could scarcely per
suade myself live years had passed.
Peter and Polly, as Giles disrespect
fully called them, had not grown n
day older, and quarreled as vigorously
"We Were Constantly at Sea."
as ever. Lady Arabella was then her
own mistress, although still living un
der Sir Peter's roof; hut, ns far lis I
could see, this spoiled child or nature
and fortune had always been her own
mistress. I found Unit Overton had
been away for some years on foreign
service, and, after distinguishing him
self greatly, had lately returned suf
fering from severe wounds and In
juries to his constitution. He was,
however. In Ixiudon, and able to tide
and walk out, and visit his friends:
. , i , , , , , .
but I was doubted by many whether,
ii i in -.pnui n n in iiis leave, ne
would ever he lit for duty again.
I heard and saw enough to convince
mo mat i.aiy Arabella had been wild;
with grief and despair when she heard I
of his wounds; and, although since!
ms leunn to Loniion ne avoiiieii com-
...u, kc.ki.ui. sue managed to seel
nun occasionally, ami spent much or
her time driving in the parks upon th
mere chance of seeing him taking his
dally ride or walk. Lady Arabella
Stormont had ever) thing in life that
heart ciuild wish, except, one. She had
chosen to give her willful and way
ward heart to Philip Overton, and it
must be acknowledged that he was a
man well lilted to enchain a woman's
Imagination. Overton had disdained
tho spontaneous gift of Arabella's
love; but 1 believe her haughty and
arrogant mind could never he brought
to believe that any man could be real
ly insensible to her beauty, her rank,
and her fortune. Overton could not
In any way he considered a great
inatth for her. Ills foitune was mod
est, and his chance of succeeding to
the Vermm estates remote; hut, with
the desperate perversity of her na
ture, him she would have and no other.
It always seemed to me as If Overton
was the one thing denied her, hut
that she had determined to do battle
with fate until she conquered her
For myself, he treated me exactly
as she had done live years before
railed me Dicky in her good humors,
ami a variety of buceiing uaiiies lu her
bad humors and, little as It may b
believed, I, Klchatd Glyn, lieutenant
In his majesty's sea service, with
113.000 to my name, would have gon
to the plbln't rather than marry Lady
Arabella, with her 30,000.
Perhaps Daphno C'armlchael had
something to do with It. She was the
same gentle, winning creature at 19
as at 12. She was still Sir Peter's pet.
and Lady Ilawkshaw's comfort; but 1
had not been In the house a week be
fore the change I alluded to came
about and the change was In me con
cerning Daphne. I began to find It
very hard to keep away from her. She
treated me with great kindness before
others, hut when we wero alone to
gether, she was capricious. I began to
despair of ever finding a woman who
could he kind to a man three times
running. And 1 was very much sur
prised at the end of a fortnight to find
myself experiencing the Identical
symptoms 1 had felt five years before
with Arabella only much aggravated.
There was this difference, too. I had
admired Arabella as a star, afar oft,
and I think I should have been very
much frightened, If, at the time, she
had chosen formally to accept my de
votion. Not so with Dnphne. I felt
I should never he really at ease until
I had the prospect of having her by
my side the rest of my life. 1 reached
this phase at the end of the third
week. At tho end of the fourth I was
in a desperate case, hut It was then
time to go to Portsmouth to meet
Giles, according to my promise, nnd
I felt, when I parted from Daphne, as
if I was starting on a threo years'
cruise, and I was only to bo pono a
day and a half. She, dear girl, showed
some feeling, too, and I left, bearing
with me the pack which every lover
carries pains and hopes.
I left London at night, and next
morning on reaching Portsmouth, as
I jumped from the coach, I ran Into
Giles' arms; ho had reached Ports
mouth some hours In advance of the
He showed marks of his Imprison
nient In his appearance, but his soul
had ever been free, nnd he was tho
same brave and Joyous spirit I had
ever known. Not being minded to
waste our time In Portsmouth, we took
coach for London town at noon. As
we were mounting, a countryman
standing hy held up a wooden cage
full of larks, nnd nsked ua to buy, ex
initiating on their beautiful song.
"I will take them nil, my lad," cried
Giles, throwing him a guinea. Tho
fellow gaped for a moment, and then
made off as fast as his legs cAuld car
ry him. I wondered what Giles meant
to do with the bird:?. He held the
cage In his hand until we hnd started
and were well Into the country; then,
opening the little slide, he took out
one poor, Uiutering bird, and, poising
on his linger for a moment, the lark
Hew upward with a rush of joyous
Kach bird he liberated In tho same
way, all of us on tho coach-top watch
lug him in silence. As the last cap
tive disappeared In tho blue heavens,
Giles, crushing the cage In his strong
hands, threw it away.
"I havo been a prisoner for 14
months, he said, "anil I shall never
see any harmless living thing again
Imprisoned without trying to set It
We reached London that night, and
Giles went, to his old lodgings, where
his landlady was delighted to see him,
as all women were who knew Giles
Vernon. She gave us supper, and
then we sat up all night talking. I
had thought from the guinea he had
thrown the vender of larks that he
had money. I found he had none, or
next to none.
(TO UK CONTINUED.)
Seagulls of Auchmlthie.
In the fishing village of Auchmlthie
you may frequently witness seagulls
Hying Into the houses of tho fisher
men and partaking of food from their
hands. One of theso sea birds was In
the habit of staying In a fisherman's
house all the year round except at
the breeding season, when It left.
About a fortnight ago, while the ruII
was away, the fisherman removed his
home some threo and a halt miles
from the former place.
Tho fisherman never expected to see
his old friend the gull again. It was
therefore, much to his astonishment
' , ...... . " ..... iioiuiiiniiiiuuv
lnal ne MlH(, r,1C(,lt Snmay
tho sea bird come walking Into his
new resilience with stutelv utona tn
j rosmni, i,la 0i,i familiarities and house-
A Dangerous Roll.
n. Knpels, an Oakland, Cal boiler-
maker, met with nn experience which
j n(.nriy rost i,ln, life, while nt work
11K(i0 a -js inch water pipe. Tho line
i f ilu, ran .me a Btp,.,. miikIiIo ntw
was held In position by wooden sup
ports. While Kngel was riveting two
sections together the supports gave
way and the section In which he was
working started down the hill nt a ter
rific speed. It rolled several hundred
feet and finally dropped Into a ditch In
which a stream of water was running.
KngclH' companion supposed, of courso,
that he had been killed, hut rushed to
the ditch. The In piped man was
taken out alive, hut seriously cut and
bruised and almost drowned. Detroit
Why We Shake Hands.
In the barbarous days of old. when
every man had to watch carefully over
his own safety, when two persons met
they offered each to the other tho
right hand, the hand that wields the
dub, sword, knife or other weapon of
war. Kach did this lo show that th
hand was empty, and that, therefore,
no trouble needed to be feared. Tho
handshake was the treaty of peace
in a word, t lie way they had of show
ing each other that they c cant lo be
SEEMED APPROPRIATE TO HER
Wlf of Sick Man Thought She Had
Reason for Appealing to Loco
One day last winter a feeble Irish
woman called upon us for aid. The
case sounded urgent, so I went with
her at once. Everything was Just as
she had stated. Her husband was
Tery 111, she was too old and feeble
to work, their children were dead,
there was no fire nnd their only food
was bread which their neighbors, al
most as poor as they, had given them.
I asked her why she had not come to
ns before and she replied that she
had appealed to the church and to
several Individuals without success.
Thin," she went on, "01 v. Int to th'
big place "round the strate." The only
big place" near was a plant for the
manufacture of steam engines, and I
Rut what made you go to the loco
motive works?" I asked.
"Well, ma'am, shure an' ain't me
old man got locomotive taxes!" New
Clergyman What would your fa
ther say If he saw you digging for
worms or. Sunday?
Willie I don't know; but I know
w hat he'd say If I did not dig for them.
That's him fishing over there."
Help for the Artists.
Tho comic supplements are filled
these days with pictures representing
some of the foolish quest'ons that
people ask. Here is a suggestion for
A man was walking hastily through
the rain yesterday afternoon, his um
brella raised and his head bent. Aa
acquaintance, standing In a doorway,
"Say," he shouted, "are you going
to use that umbrella? If you're not,
lend It to me!"
Doesn't that capture the icing!
Laundry work nt home would be
much more satisfactory if the right
Starch were used. In order to get tho
.leslred stiffness, it is usually neces
sary to use so much starch that the
beauty nnd fineness of the fabric Is
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which not only destroys the
appearance, but nlso affects the wear
ing quality of tho goods. This trou
bio can bo entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, ns It can be applied
much more thinly because of its great-
tr strength than other makes.
A carrier pigeon letter "8. A. 66
38G," was placed on the police station
blotter In Milwaukoe.Wls., tho other
day, as guilty of a series of thefts In
an exclusive apartment building. The
bird had been around the court for
days entering houses and helping it
self to food and articles for a nest. In
cluding a gold chain.
"Why should a man pay rent when
he can own his own home?" said the
"I don't know," answered Mr. Meek-
ton, "unless It's because you'd rather
have your wife speak her mind to the
landloard than to you when tho place
gets run down."
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NATION AND STATE HONOR THE
WILBUR IKES SHORT SPEECH
Distinguished Visitors From Abroad
Among Those Who Witnessed
the Ceremonies at Dayton.
Dayton, O The nation, the state
and the city In which they live, Friday
paid tribute to Wilbur and Orville
Wright, the aviators. Standing on a
platform not far from their unpreten
tious little aeroplane factory and al
most within sipht of a field w here they
first struggled with the problem of
aerial navigation, General James Allen,
chief signal officer of tho army, as
signed by Secretary of War Dickinson
for the purpose, presented to the
Wright brothers the gold medals au
thorized by an act of congress. At the
same time were given them a diamond
studded medal, bearing the official seal
of the state of Ohio, and another from
Dayton, their home city. The state
medal was presented hy Governor J mi
nor! Harmon of Ohio, the local medal
by Mayor Kdward K. llurkhart of Day
ton. In accepting tho medals Wilbur
'It is naturally with a feeling of
pride that we accept these tokens from
the nation, the state nnd the city to
which we owe our allegiance, and I
Wish to thank the people of the 1'nlted
States, of Ohio and of Dayton. It is
sometimes said inventors usually do
not receive the sympathy and encour
agement which Is their duo.
'This cannot be said of us. Even in
the Infancy of our work we received
offers of financial assistance from peo
ple who could have no hope of reward.
While we did not find It necessary to
accept these offers, they show that
the world always is ready to offer a
Hni-on Koporo Tnkahira, the Japan
ese ambassador, and Carlos G. Velez
the Cuban minister, were among thoso
at the ceremony.
After the presentation ceremony, the
crowds witnessed a parade of lloats
depicting the development of locomo
tion in America. This was headed by
an Indian runner, and, after tho varl
ous stages, from the ox cart to the au
toinobile, had been shown, was con
eluded hy an aeroplane with the sug
gestion that the next route for speed
ing would be among the clouds.
Although this, the second day of
Dayton's "home coming" celebration,
was crowded with events arranged in
their honor, the Wrights found time to
labor in their workshop preparing for
departure to Washington, where they
are to resume flights for the govern
ment next week. Wilbur Wright said
they hoped to leave Saturday. As soon
as the government's requirements are
fulfilled, it Is expected they will sail
for Germany to take up work for the
Situation Is Serious.
Tokio. Special dispatches from San
Francisco to Japanese newspapers are
so worded as to indicate that condl
lions obtaining in the Hawaiian isl
ands, growing out of the Japanese
sugar plantation laborers' strike, are
Weston Walking Nights.
Option. Utah. Kdward Payson Wes
ton, after walkin-; thirty-one miles un
der a scorching sun, the thermometer
recording 82 In the shade, reached
Morgan. He rested all the day and
then decided he would walk nifi'lits
President Reyes Coming.
Hopata, Columbia President Kcycs
It Is said here, was a passenger in the
Prin. Sigisniund, which sailed from
Santa Maria on June 11 for New-
York. The newspapers intimate that
his visit to the t'nited States Is to
arrange a settlement of pending
Exports Show Decrease.
Washington A statement Issued by
the bureau of statistics says that
Is now apparent that the exports
from the United States In the fiscal
year which ends with tho present
month will fall materially below those
of UMiS and i:n)7 and slightly below
those of lflOtS."
,Talk Over Economy Plan.
Washington Friday's cabinet meet
lug at the White house continued for
more than two hours nml a half. At
Its conclusion It was announced that
the economy of administration in the
various governmental departments
was tho principal topic of discussion
The president believed the practice
of economy In administering federal
affairs was one of the easiest and stir
est ways of wiping out the treasury
deficit, lie Is anxious to pet estimates
well In hand before leaving Washing
Will Not Join the Strike.
Honolulu. Forty-live delegates from
the Japanese union on the Island of
Hawaii, representing D.OOij laborers,
have just concluded a session lasting
four days and nights. They resolved
not to strike, nor to help the Oahn
strikers, but to present a statement
of their demands ntul trust to the fair
noss of the planters. They ask for a
ten hour day nt ono dollar, and for
time and a half for work overtime nnd
on Sundays, nnd for quarters equal
to thoso of the Spaniards and Portu
of the California Fig Fyrup Co. ami tho
scientific attainments of its chemists have
rendered possible the production of Syrup
of Figs and Klixir of Senna, in all of its
excellence, by obtaining the pure medic
inal principles of plants known to act most
beneficially and combining them "most
killfully, in tho right proportions, with
its wholesome and refreshing Syrup of
As there is only one genuine Syrup of
Figs and Elixir of Senna ami as the gen
uine is manulactured by nn original
method known to the California Fi; Syrup
Co. only, it is always necessary to buy tho
genuine to get its beneficial effects.
A knowledge of tho above facts enables
one to decline imitations or to return them
if, upon viewing the package, the full name
of the California Fig Syrup Jo. is not founu
printed on tho front thereof.
Positively cured hy
these Little Tills.
They also rdit'vp Pin
trcHHfniin l),VHpepWi, In
iIIri'MIoii anil Too Hi'itrt;
Ciitlnir. A pi'rfi'ct ri-m-oily
fur Dizziness, Nim-
HI'U, lll'lllVHilll'SS, lliul
TiihIpiii the Mnutli, Coat
M Toiif-ne, I'tt In in the
Shir, TOKPII) I.I V Kit.
They regulate the llowels. l'urely Vepctnlilc.
SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE.
Genuine Must Bear
Tired Tom (sadly) Ah, that patch
tells me that my old pal, Plodding
Pete has been this way. Poor old
A Test of Friendship.
Just before Artemus Ward's death
Robertson poured out some medicine
and offered It to the sick man, who
aid: "My dear Tom, I won't take
any more of that horrible stuff."
Robertson urged him to swallow the
mixture, saying: "Do, now there's a
dear fellow for my sake. You know
I would do anything for you."
"Would you?" said Ward, feebly,
grasping his friend's hand for the lrst
"I would Indeed," said Robertson.
"Then you tako it!"
Ward passed away a few hours aft
erward. Recollections of the Ban
crofts. Who He Belonged To.
A matron of the most determined
character was encountered by a young
woman reporter on a country paper,
who was sent out to interview lead
ing citizens ns to their politics. "May
I Bee Mr. ?" she asked of a stern
looking woman who opened the door
at one houso. "No, you can't," an
swered the matron, decisively. "Hut
I want to know what party he belong
to," pleaded the girl. The woman
drew up her tall figure. "Well, take
a good look nt me," she said, "I'm the
party he belongs to!"
Coffee's Weight on Old Age.
When prominent men realize the in
jurious effects of coffee and the change
iu health that Post urn can bring, they
nre glad to lend their testimony for
tho benefit of others.
A superintendent of public schools
in one of the southern states says:
My mother, nlnce her early child
hood, was on inveterate coffee drinker,
hnd been troubled with her heart for a
number of yearn and complained ot
that 'weak all over' feeling and sick
"Some tlmo ago I was making an offi
cial visit to a distant part of the coun
try nnd took dinner with one of the
merchants of the place. noticed a
somewhat peculiar flavour of the cof
fee, nnd nsked him concerning it. IIu
replied that it was Postum.
"I was so pleased with it, that after
the meal was over, I bought a package
to carry home with me, and had wifo
prepare bouio for tho next meal. Tho
wholo family wero so well pleased
with It, that wo discontinued coffee
and used Tostum entirely.
"I had really been at times very
nnxIoiiH concerning my mother's con
dition, but wo noticed that after using
Postum for a short time, she felt so
much hotter than she did prior to Its
use, and hnd little trouble with he:
heart nnd no sick stomach; that the
headaches were not so frequent, nnd
her general condition much Improved.
This continued until she was as well
and hearty as tho rest of us.
"I know Postum has benefited my
self nnd the other members of the
family, but not In so marked n de
gree ns In tho cane of my mother, as
she was a victim of long stnndlus."
Rend, "Tho Rond to Welhille," in
pkgs. "There's a Reason."
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