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) SILVER BOYCOTTED.
BANKERS SEEK TO DESTROY
MONEY OF CONSTITUTION.
Clearing House Keport lions that not
a Sliver Dollar la inc. I by the Hanks
In Helllinc Malnucen Tliun limy Hope
t fast DUrreJlt upon Silver.
Silver Knight: The amount of lying
which both parties do to deceive the
people on the fellver question ought to
make the devil proud of his pupils.
Both parties in their platforms continu
ally declare they are in favor of the
use of both gold and silver rs money,
and every cuckoo and subBlr.lzed poli
tician has this lying declaration on his
lips. Notwithstanding the law makes
no discrimination between gold and sil
ver coin and every obligation of the
government is payable in silver, no ad
ministration can be found which does
not falsely assert that the obligations
of the government are payable in gold
alone. This is not all or the worst of
it. livery administration since the
crime of 1873 has made it a business to
boycott silver and drive It out of use
in violation of law, In violation of the
pledges of both parties. In violation of
the constant assertion of the presidents
of both parties, and in violation of every
principle of honor, decency and truth.
This lying system permeates every de
partment of the government at Wash
ington, und is done in pursuance of
the orders and mandates of the lingHsli
gold trust. The following from the
New York World Is one of the methods
used by the enemies of the people to de
stroy the money of the constitution:
Hanks lioycott SilverClearing
House Keport Shows that not a While
Dollar Passed In Balances-Reviving
Trade Makes a ChangeOver Half a
Million in Small Certificates Taken
from the Sub-Treasury for Local I'se.
At the annual meeting of the Clear
ing House association yesterday, Man
ager Sherer reported on the year's
credit trading of the sixty-six banks in
the association and of the eighty eddi
tional banks and trusts companies
which clear through members.
The report rolls millions upon mil
lions. Here are some of the (lgures:
Aggregate exchanges..? 28.2C4.379.12C
Aggregate balances... 1.89C.574.349
i Total transactions.... :!O,lti0,933,475
Total daily average. . .$
Largest exchanges on
any day (July 2). . . .
Largest balance on
any day (Jan. 29). . . .
Largest transaction on
any clay (July 2
on any day (April 13) 53,008,183
Tctal transactions since organization
of clearing-house (42 years):
Exchanges $1,073,513,117,948 i
Alt .Hit till r.ti !
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The balances of January 29 were the
largest on record.
The sub-treasury in this city, which
makes its settlement through the clearing-house,
has been debited during the
'year with $242,!:2,f53, and credited
with $95,159,905. an excess of debit bal
ances of $147,S23.04S.
The banks paid their balances one to
mother in various kinds of money,
P. S. gold coin 550,000
P. S. bearer gold certifi
U. S. order gold certifi
Clearing House gold cer
P. S. Trearury notes 15,430,000
U. S. legal tender certifi
cates ' 1,009,405.000
1'. S. legal tender and
change 879.318.349 j
Total $1.S9.57I.3I9 j
It will be seen that the greenback r.r
legal lender note, either in the form vt
cr:iflcates of deposit Issue d by the lo
ll sub-treasurer or In actual notes.
Id. s almost the mtlre hnlan -lug.
Silver does not pay a dollar between
!. links in this city, and for ne;.rly
wciity years not u single silver dollar
. or u certificate calling for the whit"
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prohibition f the profcr of a miter
dollar In Hi'ltb liM lit nf a debt by on
hank in iinotliii The UttT u n in
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silver certificates arc freely offered. In
lad, the majority of counter payments
are in these or bank notes. Each bank
works off this sort of money as quickly
as possible, but the ever-redeemable,
never-redeemed greenback Is Jealously
retained as a tried gold-drawing plotM
Cold, of course, is held back, and
Manager Sherer now lias in the vault
some $32,000,000 in line newly-minted
gold which lias been deposited there by
banks which are short of vault room.
The Clearing Mouse association elect
ed these officers: President, William A.
Nash, President Corn Kxchange Bank;
Secretary, William II. Porter, Vice
President Chase National Hank; Clear
ing House committee, Kdwaril H. Per
kins. Jr., President Importerti and
Traders' National Hank; George C
Williams, President Chemical National
flank; Henry W. Cannon, President
Chase National Bank; James T. Wood
ward. President Hanover National
Hank, and A. H. Hepburn, President
Third National Hank.
At the Sub-Treasury yesterday New
York banks look ?til 0,000 in small sil
ver certificates In exchange for larger
legal tenders. Transfers of $770,000 to
other cities were called for. Of this
amount f.Vl,000 was paid for In gold,
and $075,000 went to New Orleans.
The Canadian banks are Just now is
suing many small bank notes and come
to the Sub-Treasury here an a conven
ient place to replenish their required
reserve of gold. One bank yesterday
WE NEED A WAR.
Miml Kill tlm Hiri1nn I'opulu t loit for I In'
lleiii'llt i.f I lie Itli'b.
In convei'sation with a gentleman be
said that "we ought to have a war in
order to kill off the thousands who had
nothing to do and could get nothing to
do." And this is the 19th century!
This is a civilization that has been
moulded by the inlliiencea of Christian
ity and softened by the tenderness ol
brotherhood! This is an age that Is
brilliant with the power and creation?
of accumulated wealth! This Is the
country In which millionaires increase,
churches and school houses multiply
and art galleries ami libraries and col
leges and inventions grow more and
more numerous! And yet, like hungry
men from a shipwreck it Is brutally
concluded that we must, kill some of out
number that the rest may live. The
idea is monstrous; It is savage; it I
devilish. If In 1,900 years the liunian
race Is yet so near a barbaric state as tc
harbor a thought as horrible as thi
man expressed, there can be no longer
a doubt of the gospel truth of the doc
trine of man's total depravity. The
thought tit once Ignores, brutally Ig
nores, the teachings of Jesus Christ and
outrages every lofty sentiment of th(
heart. That it should be deemed nec
essary or advisable to slaughter thou
sands, that IheCiouldH, and Vanderbllth
'and Morgans and Rockefellers should
keep their useless millions and accumit
1 le more, Is a violation of every princi
pie of civilization. The Almighty, w
do not. believe, ever created men foi
other men to kill in order that there
might be morn room on the earth foi
greed and plunderers. In a sparwly
settled country like this, not yet inhab
ited by the one-tenth of the people that
It can support, to talk of its inability tc
feed ami clothe and hoime a portion ol
those who are already here, Is not only
preposterous, but is the savage experi
ence of a blood-thirsty disposition thai
would shame a cannibal ami offend the
religion of a Choi taw; and if such talk
cannot awaken the masses to change
our systems so thai a man can live
where wheat sells for 50 pents a bushel
and potatoes for 25 cents. Cod help the
nation and the race. Chicago Voice.
Anyone who supposed Clevelano
would penult Secretary Olney to push
bis "vlgorou foreign policy" evidently
don't know Cleveland. The president
has called Olney down just as be did
Cresham on the Corinto affair. A Wash
ington dispatch of ()i t. 2lith says:
"You can bet every dollar you can get
hold of," said an attache of the State
depart meat to-day, "that tlere will be
no trouble between this country and
(ireat Mrllaln over Venezuela. To take
up Yenes'.iiel.rs ease by force means the
cMubllshnieni of ii protectorate iy the
I'nlted Stales in Smith Anurica, and I
r:iii atxiire you that nothing is farther
from i hi minds of President Cleveland
end Secretary Oiney. The igoioun for.
cign policy we have he.ri talking tiboat
w III be on paper eut Irely.
'Spaiiish- Aiiie.'li aii ) mpathlzei as
sert i(iiiliieu,l tluit the b ias ed "vlgiir
ou fun Ign pulley" of the I'nlted State
n. i h iniiie to u Kii'l Ii ii a ii d inglorious
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DEBS ON POLITICS.
HE ADVOCATES THE NEW PEO
Say Mrn Iluve I.mis Item Drrolveil
Wllh l.lii.oln, lis lli'llcvfB All llio
I'cople Can Not IS Iteeelvcd All the
Eugene V. Debs In Chicago Evening
Press: In a free rountry where the peo
ple aro the sovereigns, as Is supposed
to be the case in the United States, ami
all the people have the ballot, nil are,
or ought to be, aa the phrase goes, "in
politics." Indeed, if they exercise the
"divine right to rule," which Is done
by tho Hat of the ballot, the;' are "In
politics." If they do not vole and there
by abdicate their sovereignty, they may
bo said to be "out of politics" and aliens
In their native land.
Now then, let tm inquire, What is pon
tics? Webster defines the term, and he
will bo accepted as standard authority.
I epiote the "unabridged" definitions In
"1. Politics Is the science of govern
ment; that part of ethics which has to
do with the regulation and government
of a nation or state, the preservation of
Its safety, peace and prosperity, tho de
fense of its existence and rlglits against
foreign control or conquest, the aug
mentation of Its strength and resources
and the protection of Its citizens in
their rights with the preservation and
Improvement of their morals.
"2. The management of a political
party, the conduct and contests of par
ties with reference to political meas
ures In the administration of public af
fairs, tho advancement of candidates to
"3. In a bad sense artful or dishonest
management to secure the success of
political candidates or parties.
"4. Political trickery."
In the foregoing we have Webster's
definition of "politics" as practiced in
the I'nlted States, I am particular In
giving these dellnitiona because I have
reasons for In llevlng that the masses of
the people were never before so pro
foundly Interested in politics as at pres
ent. Hitherto men have voted wllh the
parties with which they were affiliated,
right or wrong. They were democrats
or they were republicans, without a
reason why. They marched, they shout
ed and voted for the supremacy of their
party, accepted professions a honest
which proved to be false, and platforms
which were made to be disregarded, to
find out at last that they had been the
victims of the vilest duplicities that
were ever concocted, of politics "In a
bad sense," of "political trickery." They
were not to be blamed specially for
their allegiance to the two old parties,
for, in sooth, they must vote for one or
the other because there was no other
party with which Ihey rould affiliate.
It was the sage remark of Abraham
Lincoln that "You can deceive of the
people some of the time and some of the
people all the time, but you cannot de
ceive all of the peeiple all of the time."
No one doubts that Abraham Lincoln
had the ability to write political max
ima, and, subjected to analysis, his
proverbs are found to be absolutely
true. For Instance:
"1. You ran deceive all of the peiple
Borne of the time."
Inevitably. If there arc but two par
ties and both of them are political ' In
a bad sense," "artrul and dishonest,"
what matters It for which party a man
casts his vole? Ho is the victim of de
ception in either case, and that is just
what has been the matte; during the
past quarter of a century. The people
have been deceived all the lime. They
have been jumping from the frying pan
into the fire and then jumping from the
fire into the frying pan deceived every
time and all the time.
"2. You may deceive some of the peo
ple all the time."
In ptilitlcs the rtaiement is absolutely
Incontrovertible. Wo see it Illustrated
on every band and at every election.
We see men wedded to their party idols
and worshiping them with pagan idol
atry. They will not be undercived,
They have eye.4, but, like the? potato,
they cannot see; they have ears, but,
like the cornstalk, they cannot hear;
or. If they ilo see and hear they are so
debauched by the influence of "politics
In a bad sen.-e," by "politl-Ml trickery,"
that no facts, no argunn nts. no ingle,
and no calamine cm Pifliienre them,
and they h ive to be let alone.
Vii cailliol d' reive all the people
..II Hit limn" I
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In Haying that Mr. Liti'olii rv.etothe
sublime bright of a imntal philoso
pher. He m.iieil a truth of iieiveis.il
ttn ept.itn e, a truth lll.it U Ibe last Imp
of human!') . Hut to lllubn Ive the peo
ple, to get their t.'iiisi iii to niioiiiue
t rror and eiiibi t tin- ti nth. n n'iln t
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conviction and posK-sslng the power o'
self-emancipation, could go and worli
mit the political redemption of the coun
try. The new party that has come and
has come to stay is the people's party
It has come because yon "cannot de
ceive all the people all the time." II
has come in obedience to tho honest
patriotic thought of the nation.
If there were those who believed tha'
the people's party would vault lnt
fiower like a fabled Minerva, full-growc
and ready armed to beat back the ene
mie's of honest government, they should
remember that the present is not an ngf
of miracles nor of myth,-igy. Political
part'rs are of slow growth, but if the)
only "the eternal years," ?ut men whe
will not be deceived, aro pledged tc
their final triumph.
The patriots In the people's party
have a right to feel encouraged, be
cause from 1892 to 1894 the gains In
the party exceeded a million votes
establishing the fact beyond contro
versy that "you cannot deceive all thf
people all the time."
THE PASSING SHOW.
A I'eiT Simp SlinU at un Kmilea l'ro
ri'Mlon. Jeffrrsonlan simplicity Is no longei
"good form" In America. Presidential
etiquette Is daily becoming more anei
more like that of the royal court of th
little Island which dictates the finan
cial affairs of all tho vast continents
of the world. Our president hns beei
guarded day and night by soldiers evei
since tho day that bis election wan an
nounced. He Is never seen walking out
side of bis castle. Detectives are by hlf
side even when he condescends to al
low the people who have him hired tc
shake his flabby fat hand in either pri
vate or public receptions. He and hli
cabinet have at their disposal free of ex
pense all the vessels of the United
States fleet, and right royally do thej
"spre-ad it on," cruising about the
lakes on government vepsels. An Iron
clad battle-ship may yet be converted
Into their private use for a duck-shoot'
StiRar Is now handled by wholesaler!
on commission only. No wholesaler can
buy sugar. He takes it, pays for It, selli
it at the price the trust dictates, send!
In the money, and if he swears he hat
not cut the price, gets 3-lGth cents
pound rebate at tho end of tho month
If ho refuses to do this, he can't gel
sugar at all. CofTee Is also thtu
handled, o, we've lots of liberty ir
this land of "competition!" Appeal t
Ilea so n.
And now a mighty railroad pool has
beten formed to "carry out the purpose
of the interstate commerce act" ever
tho railroads are going to protect the
government, and help enforce the law
Yea, verily they have Just been Jokinj
when they worked so hard and so per
slutently for the repenl of this act. The
fact of the matter Is that this new poo!
i: far the sole purpose of defying all law
now in existence, and to work for a new
law for the special promotion of rail
road pools. Senator Chandler has writ
ten President Cleveland urging hi in tc
stoji the ileal. Ho says one word froir
the President to J. Pierpont Morgan
would cause the whole conspiracy tc
:;(op. Hut the President will not speak
tlio word. Senator Chandler says
"Will you act or will you take tho re
sponsibility of consenting, as you wil'
by lua'.'Mon, to conspire against a new
law, which, within a few weeks, will
raise the prices of food and fuel to all
your beloved people?" The leaderu ol
the conpplraey, say that they will go tc
i.uiigie.is with a petition for a pooling
bill. However, the pool is already in
e!Tect, and even though congress should
grant them the privilege of pooling, II
would come too late to cover the vloia-
lious of the law already committed.
Washington, H. ('., Oct. 20. -In his
tenth annual report, devoted to strikes
and lockouts, which has just been com
pleted, Hon. Carroll 1). Wright, com
missioner of labor, computes that the
loss to employes in establishments in
which lockouts and strikes occurred
during the third cu and a half years
ending June .",0, ls;, amounted to $190,
l!:!..'!x: and to employers to ?!)I,S25,K37.
The loii to employes on account ol
strikes w.m $!;.!, N'l7.Hi;i;; and or. ac
count of lockout.'. :'i!,iiS5.rilli; to em
ployers on in count of strikes, ?s2,5'.in,
Ilvi, and on a' 'iiunl of lockouts, $12.
25,451. The number of iMtablishmeiitii
involved in strikes In thU period wai
i.9.1t;7. and the number of perform
thrown out of employment by rea.iou
of su lk 's 71 1.I'Mi, making an averaii i
losH to the euil'!W-t of c,n h eilabtlih
nietit of J.',:.i,V iiii'l to eai Ii piThitii of
lit TU" number of si.ibllnhnii ills in
viilvi l i i In kmiin w.ih il.uiiT, an, the
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STA ?TLINQ REVELATIONS RE
CARDING PULLMAN STRIKE.
I: i n I lie Itrgnlur Molillpr and Army
llller Thought It lll;rm'i'fnl to
Kill Worklngmen for III llenrlit of
oriioration und ThreMteited to Ke
volu Mayor Plngree of Detroit, Mich., has
Written a book, which. In Its introduc
tory chapter, makes certain startling
eilselosures which every patriotic Amer
ican should hail with acclamations of
.Mayor Plngree Is built upon the pat
tern or C.ov. Altgeld of Illinois. He Is
honest, earnest ami courageous. He
loves bis fellow men who are in distress.
Ho abhors plutocrats and all their dev
ilish machiuat UuiK. He regards them
as the arch enemies of the republic who
would, If they could, debauch angelu and
wreck the government of heaven to
carry out ihelr satanic pulley. Mayor
Plngree Introduces the Pullman strike
that he may give the public, an astound
ing secret connected with that affair lu
Chicago. He speaks liko one who knows,
whereof he speaks, and the public has
learned to place Implicit conlldenco In
The secret disclosed by Mayor Pln
gree Is that tho olllcers of the regular
I'nlted-States troops' brought to Chi
cago by order of President Cleveland,
who foolishly took the advice of Olney,
the corporation lawyer, who was attor
ney general in Cleve land's cabinet, met
at one of the hotels and denounced the
policy of using the army to perpetuate
wrongs and by so doing to degrade It lu
the eyes of the people, . . .
Whenever opportunity offered they
(the army olllcers) compared the Infor
mation gathered by their own men and
themselves, and when they exhausted
inquiry and were salislied, they met In
one of the Chicago hotels. That meet
ing was one of the most extraordinary
for llu Hignlllcance that was ever held
in this country. It was a calm and quiet
comparison of notes gathered by the
olllcers themselves, and the conclusion
was clear that the army bad been
brought to Chicago under a pretense for
the purpose of siding with the corpora
tion In an industrial struggle.
Mayor Plngree, in what he says,
states what multlpled Millions of men
believed at the time was true, that it
was clear there was no emergency or
sufficient moment to demand the ap
pearance) ofthe I'nlted States army.
The troops were in a dilemma.
"The unhappy operatives at Pull
man," says Mayor Plngree, "were not
armed men, nor were Ihe men of the
Railway Union who took their part cut
throats or armed rebels. It was clear
that It was a fight for just wages.
It was clear that it was a light for
just wages against Pullman and bis
sympathizing corporation gang, who re
fused arbitration. Pullman had said,
There is nothing to arbitrate,' and a
misguided President of the I'nlted
Stat-a had sent the troops to back Pull
man. It was clear to the eyes of those
olllcers that the police, or at the utmos
the state troops, were equal to the dis
turbance that had been going on, and it
was clear lo them that such work for
the army would, when the real facts
wore known, render the army obnox
ious to the thinking people, as show
ing that it was in the beck and
e-all of corporations and as showing that
a corporate aristocracy had the control
of the army, and that if a republic were
to be maintained It would call for the
total abolition of an army mat could be
made use of for such anti-republican j
"There in that room," says the an-!
tbor, "officer who had seen fervice in j
the great war of the rebellion, expressed
their indignation that, they were called j
out to be used, as was patent to them,
not so much to quell a riot as to cni.ih
labor unions, in a city w here eow urdice
and gived for money predominated over
common sense: where bowling news
pa pern egged on rather than nlhyed the
excitement of a badly misinformed city,
and all under the llii.isy plea of enforc
ing the interstate commerce act. They
were to be Used as the general managers
lulu lit ib em best."
"These officers," says Mayor Piiigrie.
"did not confine I hene'i ".-i to ihe mere
expression f Indignation. Their pa
liioiie feeling led tlieiii Mirthcr than
.lint. They ieiniiHiiei among them.
i-eUes Ihe advl.-icij of the President nf
th" I'liiieil states who li.il sent them
on sin Ii a uiiv.nloti. It as not the iqilrit
et llisuiiiii'lliiutlo.l. but ol lluhleous In
iliKii.illiui again.-! Iii-ing use.) attain.)
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them, and they kept these important
tacts from the public.
"The facts," srays Mayor Plngree, "of
the court -nartlal aloo leaked out at the
time, and the publication of that, too,.,
was suppressed. Among the officers to
be court martialed for expnssing an
opinion against using the army for such
unholy purposes was a colonel of a regi
ment, who had served through tho war
of the rebellion, and whose name ia well
ltnowa in this state. But the court
martial never took place. The com
manding officer was discreet enough to
forward particulars to Washington, and
the President, aghast at the front of in
dependent American citizenship which
he had aroused in his subordinates by
his antt American methods, squtlched
the C(.irt-nia.rtial, but the colonel fas
retired from nctlve service, an.l the
other officers were cowed by pressure
from Wa shington authorities.
"This action on tho part of these thor
oughly American officers Is one of the
bright spots on a black page of Ameri
can history; a page as black as that of
Homestead, where worklngmen w ore on
the defensive against bogus philanthro
py and hypocritical patriotism. Their
action shows clearly that tho Intelligent
men or the nation are holding to the
opinion that justice, and not gulling
guns, b; the best recourse of this nation
under all circumstances
"it shows that men who have seen
serious service in arms nre averse, ex
cept under direct necessity, to sweeping
the streets of great cities with machine
guns; that the men who have defended
the flag want the arms of the nation
dignified by placing them against the
real foes of the country, and not against
the worklngmen, who constitute the
bone and sinew of our population, and
the bulk of our soldiery In time of real
war. 'lho troops of the United Stares
should never be called Into any slrug
g'e that does not Involve n conflict be
tween civil authorities and the mob,
with the express! Intention on tha part
of the latter of overturning the gov
ernment. They nhould never be called
on to Interfere In industrial struggles
between employer and employed, an
there has never been a time, and tho
time can never arise, when, the consta
bulary, the police, and the militia of
any given state can not handle the mat
ter, however grave.
"No matter how loud th call of cor
poratlonl.sis and their managers, a deaf
ear should be turned to their frantic
appeals for the Interference of the Unit
ed StateB troops. They were never in
tendod for this purpose by our fon-t-fathers."
Little by little the well planned cor
poration Infernalism of calling out the
regular army to sweep the streets of
Chicago with machine guns for the ben
efit of corporations is leaking out, and
in due time Cleveland, Olney and Mills,
and Ihnlr coadjutors, wil! stand eternal
ly photographed lu the minds of the
American people as Inhuman beasts of
prey, and the story told by Mayor Pln
gree lifts the rank and file of the regu
lar army to the serenest elevation of pa
triotism. The secrets disclosed by
Mayor Plngree show to what depths ot
depravity Cleveland's administration
could descend to defeat the American
Hallway Union, whose only crime was
to assist famishing men and women to
escape from the Jaws of George M. Pull
man, a millionaire man-eating tiger.
Rev. Walter A. Hvans of Maiden,
Mass., is another preacher who is llabla
soon to find himself out of a Job. In
the Arena for October he has a striking
paper entitled: "Preacher and Pluto
crat: or the Corruption of the Church
Through Wealth." "The favoring nod
of the plutocrat," writes Dr. Evaas, "U
the opeu sesamn to good standing and
promotion in the aristocratic church;
and the shrug of the plutocrat's shoul
ders, his very praise (whispered in se
cure secrecy), judiciously faint, will
apply to the preacher, through the de
nomination machinery, the ecclesiasti
cal gag and boycott by which, In the
smooth usage of the modern Inquisi
tion, Cod's prophets of righteousness
are reduced to silence."
Tlr preachers all feel more or less
the lightening of plutocracy's grip on
the church, and we are pbased tJ noie
that many of them prefer to preach the
simple creed of Jemm and live oa tho
homely fare which the hard-heai ! old
woild besioAii on Its reformers.
If the free coinage men In tii two
old pai-lb'S don't soon Join the Pop'iii.'is,
they will be wandering about, gl.iiKiiHy.
hopele-is y sii'xing: 'patherle.', ninth
erles1'. N.ully v. e ro.iin, our innlii4 bo:
tle Moleu. our iep, nation gone." The
niilil-biis will stt.il their old par'y
l II I Hi II K lelHie. rtnlr MpKatloil Will lie
sliatt'ie,! .fining ibc peopl. and tiny
will Ii- wiihnu' i.tiy party at all, Com
i.ll'I join 'I.-, l-i . Ii f.'lf the gii'ii-li im
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