The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, April 27, 1893, Image 1

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The Alliance-Independent
The Alliance-Independent
Is the bests
Advertising medium
lnthewes,t. It is especi
ally valuable as a means
of reaching 'he farmers.
Its circulation Is as laree
In Nebraska as the cir
culation of all the "farm
Jocrnals" combined.
Give The Allianck
Independest a trial If
you want good results.
Preliminary Hearing in the Great Im
peachment trial. Great Display of
Legal Learning-
Attorneys for Hill nd Benton Argue
for a Di&mitsal of Their Cases.
Doane and Pound Make
Able Replies.
liegins In Earnest Next Monday.
Last week Hastings, 'Allen and
Humphry filed their answers to the
Impeachment charges. They are all
alike ani, drawn in legal language,
cover a good deal of spaco. But the
substance can be given in a few words:
They first set forth the vast amount of
official work devolving upon them In
their capacity as state officer, and
members of the varisus state boards.
Jlnates. They do not deny that there
Tyr has been crooked dealing on the part
J' of these subordinates, but tav thev
never did it themselves, and never
knew there was anything wrong!
They end up by alleging that the
legislature was moved by passion, and
acted without evidence or due con
sideration. The meeting of the court Monday
and Tuesday was to consider the ques
tion of jurisdiction in the matter of
jwymK ex-eiaie omcers. Attorneys
Pound and Doane argued In behalf of
the state, and they made a most olear
and convincing argument la support of
the the right to Impeach ex-state offi
cers. Attorneys Greene and Lambert
son are busy preparing the evidence for
the trial which begins In earnest Mon
day. The following is the press report of
Monday's and Tueedaj's proceedings:
Impeachment Proceedings.
Lincoln, April 25.
The supremo court of Nebraska con
vened yosterday afternuon for tlio se
cond time as a court of impeachment to
t hear argument on the Question of the
court's jurisdiction over ex-state officers.
Ex-State Treasurer Hill and ex-Auditor
Benton were represented by Judge
Broady, John Ii Ames aud R. D.
Stearns all of this city, whilo the state
was represented by Messrs. Doane,
Pound. Lambertson and Greene. Both
Messrs Hill and Bonbon had filed pleas
to the jurisdiction of the court and this
was the question to bo argued orally.
The hearing called out many eminent
attorneys of the state, some of whom
came from a great distance to hear dis
cussions on a question which is so un
usual and which is governed by few if
ny precedents.
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), Ai Judge Broady commenced to talk a
Judge Broady commenced to talk
ew moments after a o'clock. He
opened bv a sneeoh on tlio fi.-tum of tin
law, relating the history and object of
wupcacnnient, snowing How it wus
really ottsolote und describing the rare
cases wherein it was a form used to ex
tend the liability for criminal acts.
Going back to English history ho
anowea that impeachment fell Into
desuetude Irom the time of Kdward IV.
to the time of Elizabeth, it was revived
.during the reign of James III. 1'rivato
wjttiuus could aiwav tie iuipwached in
England, a succinct illustration of tlio
f f 1 1 1 1 1 1 u .1 Ik ... a ! , . . . . M'l
. ....,. ,.v v i niunilirin. him
,soveign could I mud la .arliann-nt in
j gvmujK rid of obnonuiim subjecu. When
k . ---" nan iirguisKi nl crilfl
m4 unusual piinuiiiii,.nt wasmte out.
Anysuoj roulU l imM'liH and
anything could lw doitt wiih bun.
andUiutw wiri out T. bUi kiiuM
an, I outlaws mad, but II has Un oio
k Vr nenriy lou yn.
It U. l.t reuinaut f parUn, ii
uH,y d to this country.
' 4ir is a ruN'ulisr i ty In con
fining Him,i)iiiiit tw rria hithhtif
caltfft htory iimkr this aarun.
Closing this brif luti-ncttl review t)ij
A rcimimitUm adoUI at rhiUJ-l(ldft in
I !'. lUUilllonS M U) .NotifMlft
fJAK twll.ird of th imiwat-hmtnl
ivuttUntjn :ti k pontics. lut It Ut
and )4iuu tf cvirul U tit
intu iih. tmwiit, mbf Uurow l
Ut ldu iar? anj ttAitv la ev.
tamtitt ft C4Hirlt
.ii)wva) from alltc h I innl.tnir ti
9 wiin litijbn.u in ILncUol. Utl
l UlM MUhtlf ll ku kll la i4, Milk l
wtWs iudgiHsnt sf tv.v
ilol it fallow tUat U atxuw4
fsiu.t t U fflM at Um t Ui
-jviUMut fsita. GifonM MB t. LUIU
isninr imner tb onrmary st.itut.-S if
tho accused w out of office. Nearlv all
eminent jurist twko this stand, 'it i
hold that nn oflia r oubject to inipcach-mt-nt,
suffers frmi imliot
mcnt. A ministerial offlcVr is nt indict
able for malfeasance in oihcc. You can't
take an official from his dirties in that
way, Tubilo policy would not stand it.
It muiit be by impeachment. Tho wheels
of government cannot Iw stopped by the
ordinary indictment for crime.
Judge Tound commenced to speak
for tho statoat 4 M0. 119 alluded to
evils under the law of impeachment, but
desired to remind his friend that there
had been advancement in all branches
of law. Because han-.ii and cruel pun
ishment was inflicted in impeachment
in Liigiand wns no reason why there
there should not le any law for im
peachment now. Butifsomo of these
re-spomienls are not anienablo to im
peachment it would le well to have tho
question determined before entering
into trial.
John II. Ames arose at this juncture
and stated that he appeared for Thomas
H. Benton, but that he had intended
presenting argument entirely diirerent
from what had been given in behalf of
his client. He desired a hearing even if
another sitting of court was necessary.
II. D. Stearns alxo made a few re
marks on behalf of Mr. Benton.
Chief Justice Maxwell said tlio court
had a rush of business and tho regu
lar docket ?all must bo gone
throngh the following day. The court
desired to give all a fair hearine. and in
order to do so wouM hear further argu
ment today, beginniir at 4 o'clock, each
side to have one hour's time.
Judge Pound continued bv reading
sections 8 and 9, statutes of 187!), relat
ing to impeachment. Tho words "shall
be tried, he construed in their broadest
sense. Interpreting tho two together
and granting that the act is valid, ho
declared they meant that an officer could
be tried notwithstanding Ins resignation
or expiration of office. That is the legis
lative construction of the constitution.
At any rate if tho constitutional provi
sion has no restrictions - the degisktive
act will be observed by the courts. It
will not be construed to be unconstitu
tional unless it is clearly so.
Judgo Pound closed his argument by
summing up the different authorities
and interpreting them to mean that the
constitution admitted of the impeach
ment of ex-state officers. He closed at
of Judge Doane had intended to
closo for the state but owing to the late
ness of tho hour he declined to speak,
and the court of impeachment adjourned
to convene again at 4 o'clock today.
The state yesterday filed a replication
to ex-auditor Benton's plea to the juris
diction of the court. It is identically the
san as was filed in the cale of ex-Treasurer
Tuesday's Session
Lincoln, Neb., April 26 The
supreme court was !n session
from 4 o'clock to 0 yesterday afternoon
to give the counsel on both sides in the
impeachment cases opportunity to ar
gue the special appearances entered by
ex-Auditor Benton and ex-Treasurer
Hill challenging the jurisdiction o,f the
The court convened promptly at 4 I
OciocK, and Judge Doane argued at
length for the prosecution. He said
that ho appeared to uphold the right of
the court to exercise its jurisdiction in
the cases; that if the supreme court of
the state was not within that jurisdio
Hon there was no other place to go
under the constitution, j, He had hoped
that the defendants would make an
open fight and seek vindication at tho
hands ef the court. They had thrown
thtui.lves upon the sympathies of
tho court when they asked that
the house should not hear their case and
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!ttr..mut liihtaiK m were cited where
Impeachment proceedings had been in
stituted nMiiml different ex officials and
convictions had. The case of Istie
Warren, one year after he retired from
office, ( 'ount Melville, treasurer of the
rtaty after lie had bten retired
from office for seventeen Tears,
Jtidg Hiibhel, of Wisconsin, Judge
lUrmird aud other similar cuws. 11a
alto uuintaiitwJ thi impeachment of
Governor Mutitr. Ho rend from Butler's
si'nwer to the artictt of impeachment
w h re h also had challenged th jun
du tie n of the senate to try car hvivt
the a ti alleged to have been com
nnttid rvhtied back lo a previous trrut
ut otlit e
W call the attention of our readers
b tho advertisement t tho Omaha
Optical ( v., tit South Kit Uh nth strvet
which S ars In this Issue, The tvm-
any t thoroughly fvliatde and carries
first class stcck of optical good. J,
I. Imler. tlx manmrvr. was for av
rsl vrars Hh Mai Mrver Hrt..
A t'o, in rhargst tf thlr t'l-llrsl U
parttnvnt and i well known Uirourfh
out thai west. Il Is an tUisti of
many yras e imtL'Bwi and ft g id
a Irom (wo oithihaiiaia institution.
Wstwold advl any ta aevdles? that
serv of an optlolan to call na tho
Cniahft OptUal company,
WuWrtbe for
la tfie dtjrt of old
Tho irate bold
C Inns; to the rolling teas.
On the tut eipanse
Where the biilowi dance .
He felt him most at hit ef.
When he tcuttlcd a boat
cut throat
'Twai quitn Convenient then
To be up in the "Roarfny Fortiea"
Or down on the Spanish Main.
At li at it was no in the daya of old ,
When roguei were timid andhomat
men bold,
Or if ever the land
A pirate band
To pillnge and plunder rain
If t' raanck a town
Or to born it down
The devil had made it thi ir game-
They'd at hast hideaway
Until close of day
With their rxklsti croft in the still lagoon,
Shrltrrd from view by a tropical growth
Like a bird of prey 'neath the Southern
moon. '
But that was all in the daya of old,
Wht n rcgites were timid and honest men
The tea is swept clean
From the robbers spleen;
The black flag flutu rs down.
One may Sail away
By inlet and hay,
For the pirate haa rome to town.
He has doffed his hoots
And'outlandih lulls;
He is dressed like the upper ten:
Dlsguise'and weapon he needs no more
For filching the r urse of the citizen:
For those arc not the days of eld;
The good man is timid, 'and the rogues have
grown bold.
Instead of the sea,
The city must be
The fount whence fortune Hows;
He will pocket street !
Ins fashion neat
"Without ever coming to blows. '"" N r
In a big combine
He will interwine
Himself with resolute few
Who are keen and strong for work ahead,
And can go with a rush straight through:
Since they know that gone are the daya '
of old
When rogues were timid and honest meS
Marketing Farm Products.
We take It for granted that none c f
our readers are working for fun; but
that they dcslro to rap as much bene
Itas possible from their toil and la
bor and the question: ' How to do this"
should be an important ono to them
If you are fortuDatoenought to raise
good crops and have a surplus to fell
you should endeavor to sell It in such
a way as to bring you the most meney
possible. The Dearer the farmer can
be brought in contact with the cod
sinner when disposing of his products
the more money he is likely to realize.
It should therefore be his aim to reach
the consumer' as direct as possible.
The great consuming and distributing
points are cur large markets. Ship
ments made direct to these points will
doubtlebs net the shippers more than
if they disposed of It at borre or
throusrh the middlemen. The first
and principal rcQuliite In order to tlo
your own shipping is to have some
good responsible bouse to whom you
ran ship with safety.and you should not
be deterred from shipping by those who
may be interested ln bavirg you not
do so, that they may ferd and fhtton off
Home of the let or.d most progress
ivefarroeia In the country are now
shipping all their surplus stjck uir ut
to market for they recognize the fact
that this Is the only way -to get the
true market value of what they have
to tell. We think; U at the question
of coitftdt nce Is now the only one that
stands in the way of all farmers' dolrg
their own shlpplDff and It I the only
utie that prevent a complete rendu-
tit n lo the distribution of au farm pro
duct, It is just as much the bua pcM
t f the farmer to put his prod e In
to market as It to rats) It and if he
("tuts not do so ha Is not atU ndlng to
nU bultim, but allowing tho intddlw
uma or hoiiio on vm I j attend to it f r
hi in, and a long as ho ounllnur to d
this, be should not oomntaln if be dx
rot gel what belong to him There Is
no nH.ety of selling otiUld- ft the
great Rtatkets If yon havo rtnkhle
parties to wh in yeu ran ship la con
Udrecw and this ttueattcn of oonndenee
Is Ucomtf tvor fully rstahJUbcd
very day. by? lice iu tbrt rn
1,'ood rvHaaHUt) tixi in rg
tn i set i whom hlw ran shin
It confide ne an.t rw falrlv .
Justly dett wlih V MWva thai all
t' l rtire ary to hrt ue readers
avail theitiwlvt s f thrt advantatrv ol
ahifpiog tlirrt'l U ki aiiusiai
as tvr sxth thsao houaoi I
I'm muj uur rwslr who doslr lo bis
kk! ...--u.i.,
At a figure high
l awyers they'll buy
Gifted o make it appear
That tututet Hfti cl
Fi r the pirate Und
And not for the ptople dear.
With whispers low
To councils they go
Willi stock and with contiacts srd cah;
They make them a ttrange majotity
The thing is done in a n"ah
Fr today the people are out in the co'di
To the rkh who purchase, the laws are sold
In a major key
With wiiked glee
Loud lings the pirate's !augh.
"The pi.ople free,
I have chained I" quoth he;
"I have siftidthe clly likechafT.
Ita streets are mine.
A harvest fine
They will bring to my palace door."
Ha stands in the sun and cries:
"I itx rty lives no more.
Dead and got e are the days of old,
W hen rogurs were timid and honest men
A moment hold,
Cood pirate bold,
Be not so sure I pray.
All black is Tin west
With storm oppreit
That may bunt ere the close of day;
The smiling wave
May prove a grave
And the seaman's merry sung
May die,fas the livid tempi st wrack
Sweeps the quivering sea along
Fortheugh we are not in the davsof old,
Rf gues may turn timid and honest men
The people asleep
Poor count may keep
Of tricks that arc played by your crew,
Hut Tit a riopi.s awakk,
A turn may take,
Sternly to reckon with you, 1
To wrong and greed, right at last may succeed,
And of outraged Justice the sword
May be lifted at length
To smite and slay 1
The enemies of the Lord .
Then our day shall be as the days of old,
With rogues grown timid and he nest men
bold. -
-Harier's Weekly.
ship to Chicago we desire to call at
tention to the well and favorably
known commission house of summers,
Morrison & Co., No., 174 So , Water
This firm is responsible and makes a
specialty of receiving shipments di
rect from the farmers and producers,
and they have a reputation of making
quick sa'ta and prompt re
turns. They handle butter, eggs, veal,
hay, grain and all other liDes of pro
duce. They also handle wool exten
sively and should you desire to place
your wool in the best market you can
find, we would advise that you corre
spond with them In regard to it before
selling. They wid cheerfully give ,
you prices on anything that you may
want in regard to then business
ineir aavertisaent may be ound on
page 3. "
A Horse With a Mane Nine Feet In
Length, with the Hlngling Bros
! "Prince Chaldean, the percheron
Deauty" is the name that has been ap
propriately bestowed npon one of the
most beautiful specimens of the equine
that nature bas ever produced, and
which through the enterprise of the fa
mous Hlngling Hrothere, has now for
tho first time has been plaood upon ex
hlbition. Tht wonderful horio is
worth & cay's travel to behold. Ono
cannot conceive anything more bcautl
ful In horsrflesh. i'leturo the finest
and heaviest percheron ever Imported,
give him a lordly mien and ft noble
carriage, I no pint him with the pride of
an Irreproachable pedigree, ana crown
Ing all, imagine suco a horse with a
mane so long that despite his great
height it sweeps the ground, and that
will be mlnd-drawlng of this marvel
among cquints, Trine Chaldean's
mane by actual rsauremcnl Is nine
feet two Inches in length, and his tail
is correspondingly long. Ill weight Is
over INK! pounds, lie was sired IQ
Kurort l.oir. Normandy, and Is regis
tered ss No t.V and (M. Nothing like
this noble animal ha hitherto tmen
seen la America, ftd Mio of the njv
el fraturr of the Hlngling Urothef '
World's (rcatol Shows ho ha crvaUrd
ft This famous animal I the
lea tins feature of the wonderful bor
fair, riven In r.n motion with It ;ng
!tn? limther' World's (irvatest Hfiow.
1 hi nirnirMral iuln exhtliitln
t niVraee 3uj head of the fines! Impor
ted and dottiest o ttovk, gathered front
tnsny lands a! an outlay of bundrUsuf
thousand td dolUr ll will bo noon
to all who, vttttl lUngtttiir I Iridiums'
hhnw at l.lsoulu, WtdtHttLiy May ,
M, J'MMpph It' krf ( ArrUtfv and
Ui'ifdh s at Uwt I'fliva. ( 4tU gum
and prie i'st free, tUft and Mrsttio
PlJi. Mow
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
Bos well Objebvatory, Doane
College, Chete, April 26. Weather
report! have been received from ninety
eight observers in fifty-seven counties.
The weather has continued cold, dry
and windy except in the northeast cor
ner of the staU where a normal amount
of rain and snow have fallen.
The temperature has been about six da
grees below tho normal throughout the
state. There have been severe frosts
several nights injuring fruit buds gener
The rainfall has been about normal in
th northeast section of the State; about
nail the normal in tho southeast, de
creasing westward to none along the
western border and southwestern corner,
1 hero lias been little or no improve
ment in the condition of props during
ma weeK. mo grcuml ts generally in
good condition for farm work, but in
the southwest section it is beginning to
be too dry to plow.
- . , Hirvctor.
Welcome Italn.
ALMA, Neb., April 26. At last
The first rain of the season is pourin,
down its humble blcsttings on tho soil of
Harlan county to lay. For sovcta1
weeks the weather lias been hot, with
almost constant wind and tho posxibility
of another drouth this season
wis an occasional exniession
or regret. However there is
... ..
a vast acreage of small grain in this seo
tion and tho farmers are all feeling
jubilant over tho prospect for a big
crop again this season, now that a ram
nas put tho ground in cood condition
Tho small train h looklne vcrr cood
ana Marian county s production of corn
til- ..ii iii l. r . .,,
turn mu wjii do Birnpiv immense' wiwi
anvthinsr liko a favorable season.
Struck by Lightning.
Table Kock, Neb., April 26
During the thunder storm yesterday
morning the depot hero was struck by
lightning and took Are. Mr. Staniford,
the night man, got up to extinguish the
fire and touched ono of tho wires which
nearly knocked him sonsoless. Ho had
a narrow escape, but is again around.
ino damage to the building was
slight ,
Train Ditched.
Nebraska City, Nebraska, April
26. The Kansas City passenger
train, diie at this city at 4:30 p."m., was
ditched about two miles this sido of
Moisquito junction this afternoon. No
one was injured and beyond several
hours' delay but Httlo damage resulted.
Omaha Brief.
The thousand Union Pacifio shopmen
who have bean on a strike for a week,
returned to work today.
C. W. Mosher remains at the Millard
hotel. He said today that he did not in
tend to give bond, but would remain at
the hotel iu charge of tho deputy mar
shal until his trial in May.
Brothers of the lata Albert Martin,
who committed suicide Wunday, arrived
in this city this morning: to take charge
of the remains. They left for Lanaik,
III, this afternoon with the remains, i
May Miller, tho absconding young
lady bookkeeper, haa rtturned to the
city. Hhe w as in the custody of tho
police matron during tho day, but her
foster porsnti would not allow her to be
interviewed. Tho cote will probably bo
setiica without prosecution
uniet ot Leiectives uuo is af tr a
msn named Fletcher, who advertised for
girls to go on tho stage, A young lady
calietl yesterday and applied tor
position and hhe was taken down to
house of assignation by the surposed
employer. Fletcher is charged by the
detective with selling her valise and is
said to huve left for iart unknown.
Karly Heed Corn.
Farmers wanting early and prolltltj
varieties of seed corn that will mature
In !) daya, should write. J. It. Kutekln,
obenandoah, Iowa, enclosing 11.25 per
bushel, sack Included, for early
VYolto llent, or I .old Dust, Yellow
Dnut. Ha will send It the day the
order Is received.
Fol!ow the crowd to the furnltur and
household g"od eturM-rlem of Meiner A
Hweariiiiten at UM'.'D North Fourteenth
street, whero you will find everything in
their tlu of the bt quality and cheap
at ptli epctHy led r"m suits.
t'hivstiirU and l.ltto a
Chivauo. Afil sv I.
rrri.S-HwlpU , fc.t; srkl i4.l,
. r )). steers Si V u vt
A. .. 4 fcfci t 1. e n4 lwltr.
ti ai.ll
iw,tttil, II kJ Mirk4 s . .!
n I kikjr, ltiltl a4 H'f 91 kb4
ri biib h v sn4 h"t-r ikwK it
41 f . l.rmt II PM a
ami klhr. ! .
tl lA M eti.n H , lii . V t $1
l.41-W wl. U, t'wr, tt, D4l, fit,,
(luiahft I.U kiuti,
(wa. A.rl. l
f v l -) l Ittfkutt w iwi 1 1 ( .
tlr N l V
- w4 IS. Storksr s4 fMr. I U
Him fr Tnfl "
lMssr-1 IXAi so.
The government own
ership of railroads and
That freight rates in
NebrssVa be reduced to
a level with tbote la
force In Iowa.
The building by the
national government of
a (treat trunk line from
North Dakota to the
Gulf of Mexico.
NO. 48
We now have our premium list struck
off in circular form and; will be glad to
furnish copies to anyone who will drop
us ft postal card request.
The following is our great pre
for the largest list sent in by June 1st.
A Goodbue windmill and feed grinder '
worth 1140.;
r For the largest list sent In from each
congressional district In Nebraska (sot
less than seventy yearly subscribers re
quired) a first-class sewing machine,
tho "Columbian," worth $20,
For largest list from any county In
Nebmks (not less than fifty required)
s family library of twenty cloth-bound
books, worth nearly $20.
For second largest list (not less than
twenty required) a useful ' library of
twenty paper-bound books.
Premiums for other slates are the '
tame as the above. ,
We will send three of our sheet muslo
songs of the people; or one package of
Hall's Acme Horn Preventer for cattle
We will tend a handsome pearl-handled '
lady's knife, or a cood stronc two hlad-
ed boy's knife, or a half dozen nickel .
silver teaspoors. ,
We will send a strong two bladed farm
er's knife guaranteed to be first class. ,
worth This knife is one of A.
Field & Co. "Progress" brand and Is '
wArrantcd4c. ... ...
We will send an elegant first class razor '
worth $1.40. Warranted.
We will send one-half dozen silver
plated teaspoons, heavy silver plate on .
nickel silver base not on brass worth
We will send a Potato olanter worth
Still other premiums will be added '
to this list.
Remember that each subscriber In '
these clubs pays $1.00 and gets a pre- ,
mium book work 25 cents.
We urge all our old subscribers to re
new promptly as fast as time ex
pires. You can't afford to miss an
Nfdbaska is not alone in the im
peachment business. The legislature
of Texas bas impeached land commis
sioner Mr. Gaughey of that state for
crookedness in dealing with the state
The State Journal, as the old lady
said about the devil, has' some good
points. It is showlrg a great deal of
spirit and vigor In showing up the
Powell murder at the penitentiary.
There is, however, a strong Bustiiulon
that the Journal Is actuated solely by
partisan motives. If Powell was murd-i
ered the guilty parties aae democrats.
She can't find time to make any ex
posures that will fix quilt on repub
llcons. '
Woild's Fair Rates.
The Northwestern line Is now sell
ing round trip tickets, Lincoln to
Chicago, account of World's Fair, good
to return until November 15th, for
$23 05, By our bust at ss men's train
leaving Llrooln at 5:25 p. m. Passen
gers reaoti Chicago at t:'M the next
morning, ! further particulars at
city me, UXIO street.
lien , fJgt.
A. 8 FitLPivo.
Clly Ikl Agl
Depot Corner S and Klghth streets,
K.T. MoRii, TkU Agent.
Lost ei Itraytd.
One Ulack Colt, thrsxs years old,
hand blsh. Four whin feet. A
ward will bat tnsld for t retura lo
ll, Aukertnan, Normal, Nb.
White beans, honey, sorgham mola
tHtitr and e ,' tu soil on wimmianlon,
Utah Agst
Oar seed ftrw ted cawfulty bfor
leaving the stor. tiriswold, ltd rwith
Flovnth strofl,
Htiians TahuW aUI d)aetlo
wUft ft 4iur stoinsA'Iti cure lltr