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A COlLu, iii'AGE.
DAVID KER WRITES OF THE LACCA
DIVE AND MALDIVE ISLANDS.
A Most Intercsthij; T,jor from the Pen
of One of tlio Most KtcHslie Travel
ers lu Uulmoirn r,ands or tho Present
New York, Oct. 30. Few places are
better worth lmpwiusr arid therefore,
of course, few are less known than
those strange little hermitages of the
Indian ocean uiarlted on our inapa as the
Laccadive and Maldive islands. The
channel which passes between the two
groups forms a Innd of marine .Broad
way, through which vessels of all na
tions pass by hundreds and thousands
every 'ear. The four chief islands of
the Laccadivo archipelago (the name of
which signifies "100,000 inlands") viz.:
Aineni, Kardmut, Iulton and Chitlac,
have actually belonged to England since
1799, and the others are claimed by the
Ranee or Becheo of Caunanore (a Hindoo
princess under British protection), while
the Maldive group has u large trade with
the west coast of India itself. But I
have never met, even among travelers,
one man who had ever landed on theso
islands, or seemed to know or care any
thing about them.
And yet both groups aro well worth
seeing, more especially the Maldives,
which are somewhat the mor& civilized
of the two. Tho nineteen "utolls" or
coral groups are all on the sanio pattern,
viz., a circular reef of white coral, in
closing a smooth, shallow layoon stud
ded with tiny palm crested islets. Some
of theso rise barely six feet above the
Burface, while many others are actually
"awash," so that a ship may run her
how aground on them with 100 fathoms
of water beneath her stem. In fact, tho
Maldive atolls aro best desciibed by
imagining a submerged group of ex
tinct volcanoes, pure white instead of
black, with their craters just above tho
boa, and a few islands floating in them
like tea leaves in a cup.
When tho noveli&Ls of the future havo
exhausted tho wholo world as now exist
ing, they can still avail themselves of
some now islet created bytho unseen
labors of tho coral insect. Month after
month, 3Tear after 3'ear, the tiny mason
builds up his wall ot stony flowers and
leaves from thy unknown depths below
till it reaches the surface of tho eea.
Beyond this ho cannot go, but other in
fluences are Sit hand to complete his
work. Every wave, overy htorm casts
something upon the new foundation.
Simple mosses and lichens grow and die,
gradually spreading over the baro coral
an ever growing layer of vegetable soil.
Cocoa nuts stranded on it by tho sea and
seeds let fall by passing birds striko
root in tho soil thus prepared and the
onco baro and nameless reef takes rank
among tho islands of tho world.
iTorc, even more fully than in the now
hackneyed islands of tho Pacific, one
may realize iVnnyson's visions of tho
"summer isles of Eden." Tho inventive
African savago who provided himself at
ono stroke with clothes, food and shelter
by clapping on his head tho upper half
of a giant watermelon, sitting in the
lower half and eating tho inside, is sur
passed in his own line by tho average
Maldivian citis.en. You find ripe fruit
showering down upon you from tho trees,
I'diblo roots starting up under your feet,
fish literally "shonldhcrin' aich other
out of tho watlwr," like tho Irish salmon,
and "warm ballis ready at all hours" in
tho clear, bright, glassy waters of the
When the coining of Sunday or some
gieat public festival reminds you to put
on somo clothes for onco In a way, a
mat of twisted palm liber will equip you
in tho height of Maldivian fashion and
savo you from tho vulgar ostentation of
a cotton or calico wjiistcloth. You will
find no difficulty in securing a country
villa consisting of four poles and a mat,
admirably ventilated, and liable only to
tho inconvenience of being sometimes
absent without leave when you come
back to it after a high wind.
Hero you nit.y bo happy, for mosqui
toes there aro none, tho only ones over
known on tho island having been due to
tho vengeance of an American skipper,
who left on an islet with whose people
ho had quarreled a cask of half stagnant
water, which speedily produced mos
qui toes enough to "make it hot" for tho
wholo of the offending community. Now
and then, indeed, you may find a colony
of lively ants having a picnic in your
hammock, or a big, bpotted snake liter
ally "dropping in upon you" from the
palm leaf thatch overhead. But in tho
main you will be far snugger thero than
in many hotels which I have seen in
Malacca or Sumatra, where tho floors
are only washed when tho river rises,
and tho tablecloth is changed once a
year on the landlord's birthday.
When you frel disposed to call on your
sert door neighbor i. e., tho inhabitant
of tho nearest islet jou are pretty safo
to find him "at home," imle&s ho should
happen to bo out fishiug, and even then
you can generally descry him somewhere
in the offing and bignal to him to como
back. And then,, if j-on have a spare
kuifo or hatchot to barter for his fresh
fis.li, you may combine business with
pleasure by doing a littlo private trad
ing while impioving your acquaintance
with the Mhldiuiui dialect, which is
most perpkiingly different from tho lan
guages of CVn luti and the Indian main
land and indeed f i om overy other lan
guage that yon havo over learned.
W hen tho btomis of tho rainy season
come on you can amuse yourself by sit
ting indoors and watching tho ship
wrecks, and when the time comes for the
j early dtr miieof the trading fleet to
tho MlaU.r coast of India you are re
galed with a spcctnclo even more strik
ing. All : h ' the sea line there defiles
before onr tyes a cmingly endless pro
cession of I nuglows (nam e wnall craf t),
which, Willi their Lijh btorns and low
bows, look just as if they were going
down headforemost. Ai.y old .tar of
N lson's time w nld havo tunica up his
ni;e sky l.;h d tde 1 taboo : '.ails, ri
tan cordage, mat Bails, and carved,
painted, squam windowed sterns of these
queer littlo skimmers of the seas: but
when one meets them thousands of
miles from home in the stormiest period
of tho wholo ysar, as far away as Cal
cutta on ono side or the Bed bea on tho
other, and when one has seen how dex
terously and fearlessly the half dozen
caunt. brown scarecrows that form their I
crew v. .. . . . - .aich
might make tho captain of a if. and O.
steamer look grave, one is much more in
clined to admire them than to laugh at
The freight brought back by the Mal
dive buggalows from India and Malacca
consists chiefly of rice, which is the great
local import; but tho outward bound
cargoes are usually very miscellaneous
indeed. One vessel is loaded with what
3-ou might take for telegraph wire at
first sight, and indeed it is something
quite as strong the f imous light brown
"coir rope," twisted out of dried grass,
and 'used as cordage by all the native
boats of the Indian ocean while all the
rest of the beauty space is crammed with
those small cowrie shells which are still
current as money in not a few parts of
the east. A second craft is freighted
with tortoise shells and a third with
Were you to board the fourth bugga
low you would find plenty to admire, for
the mats that form her cargo woven
out of rushes by the Maldive ladies
are very neatly and prettily worked, and
often much more elaborate in pattern
than one would havo expected. But you
had better avoid tho fifth, which, loaded
with something that looks like decaying
leather, though it is really dried fish is
not to bo rashly approached, unless you
wish to learn to jour cost why a hun
dred scents make ono dolor.
Should you wish to be presented at
court (as many people are curiously
anxious to be who denounce all courts as
"haunts of effete luxury") you have not
far to go. Easternmost of the group lies
the isle of Male (from which the Mal
dives take their namo of "Male-Diva" or
Malo islands) a tiny kingdom of 2,000
souls, a mile long by half a mile broad,
in which reigns the rojal Tom Thumb,
who holds tho rank of sultan of tho
Maldive isles. His majesty is accessible
enough, and all that you havo to do is to
tend him a gift of a knife or a hatchet,
and express your wish to "lay your hom
age at his sublime feet."
But you will find at his court mighty
little "effete luxury" of any kind. Con
ducted by anativo lord in waiting (whoso
official dress appears to consist chiefly of
a turban and a 6hirt) you march up to a
high mud wall and halt before a clumsy
gate of laddering planks, flanked by two
small iron ship guns. Within lies a vast
court j'ard, at the far end of which, in a
kind of alcove roofed with palm leaves,
6quats on a reed mat a stout, heavy old
man, with a broad, unmeaning face, who
is no other than the &ultan himself. Ho
will ask you many strange questions
upon your own country and people, po
litely express his wonder that a "bar
barian unbeliever from tho ends of the
earth" should be so civilized, and finally
(if he happens to be pleased with you)
will pop into your mouth with his own
august fingers a squeezed up pile of
greasy rice from tho dish before him, or
else offer you somo one of Ids wives of
whom ho has got tired.
Tho islo of Malo itself is a brisk and
bustling littlo place in tho trading sea
son, tho sultan having been "cute"
enough to ordain that his own island
shall bo tho only ono where any business
bhall be transacted with foreigners. Its
people aro for tho most part a quiet, easy
going set, tho men being chiefly em
ployed in fishing and tho women in
It is hard for any ono to realize that
this quiet, beautiful, prosperous little
settlement has within tho memory of
living men been tho scene of ono of the
most fearful tragedies on record. Yet
such is actually the case. To tho older
islanders who can remember it, the very
namo of tho terrible spring of 1847 still
carries with it a weight of horror ex
ceeding that with which South Austra
lia recalls her fatal "Black Thursday."
In truth Dante himself could hardh' do
justice to the horrors of such a storm
among these defenseless islands, most of
which are low and flat enough for tho
sea to sweep right over them. Whither
were the doomed wretches to fly with
the devouriug waves all around them
and tho whirlwind howling above? One
can fanc3T them looking forth over the
wild waters on that grim April morning,
with tho samo dumb despair that crept
over the giants of the elder world when
they saw the coming of that great day
of wrath, long delayed and long disbe
lieved, when "the fountains of the great
deep were broken up and the windows
of heaven were opened."
Down comes tho destrojing hurricane,
and before tho blast of its furj' tall
palms aro torn away liko grass, and
largo boats hurled far up onto the
shore, white tho light native huts melt
away as if the3 had never been. Prone
on the earth lie man and beast, made
equal in this hour of universal doom.
Women clasp their children to their
breasts with unavailing shrieks of agony,
for their cries aro lost amid the hellish
din of that sky rending uproar, in which
even the cannon of Gettysburg would
have been unheard as an infant's wail.
Crash on crash, tho great billows come
foaming up tho land, each in turn sweep
ing away its tale of human victims, and
tho narrow space of dry land which is
still left amid that roaring ocean of ruin
grows smaller and smaller even mo
ment, as the white crested armies of
death come marching onward.
And now. tar m the distance, a might y
wall of dark watt ns seen towering high
above tho white lipped wrath of tho sea.
On it comb, swiit and mercile&s as a
pursuing late. Ono shock, one deafen
ing crah, one boiling whirl of foam,
and all is o er. The once happy and beau
tiful island is a shapeless, voiceless waste
of ruin, and 1,800 human lives lie
buried forever in the fathomless gulf be
low. A similar catastrophe overwhelmed
tho West Indian island of St. Thomas in
ISOo. David Ker.
Costly SIIU Underwear.
Mr. Ilenimii Oclru ls 1ih long borne a
reputation of being n faultlessly dressed
raan lie is addmisl to the Mtnugof bilk
i.mleiwi'Hr, h, indeed, is ever man who
tan afToid to liny it, mid for the matter
ofthatH good niHuy who can't. It is ac
tually surprising to see how beautifully
some young fellows manage 'to dress on
salaries running from Sl.oOJ to 53,000 a
year. Xot only i the outer man beauti
fully attired, but insexeu out of ten the
finest of silk and the sheerest of linen will
When one remembers that the cheap-t
of men's dlk underwear costx$I0a suit,
and that only an ordinarily (me oue can be
bought for $35 a set, and that any fellow
with pretensions todrrs, let alone clean
Imess, muit have at least six, one wonders
what system of mathematics the fifteen
hundrrd dollar a year young man pursues
to make ends meet. The statisticians who
figure that a young man can lh e comfort
ably and even elegantly on $5 a week do
nnt. innlttrl ..illr tinilanrnflr In fltf.IT-r.a1f.,,.
unwus. New York Press.
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BEEUHAJis rii.it3 on ttfcUfc.ur ot
Three roses were grouped on a branch
At the close of a warm summer season,
And it seemed they were all there by chance;
If not, I can't tell tho reason.
They plumed themislvts all on their strength.
And defied both the wind and the weather,
And concluded their lives were great length.
And they all were quite happy together.
For they were as rosy as rosy could be.
For the sun never soiled their complexion;
For the tint of thn leaves, you might see.
Was of the nicest and choicest selection.
They were almost temptation itself
To one that was hunting a flower,
But their beauty soon conquered the elf
And they were permitted their hour.
But the charms and the magic of beauty
At some time must come to a close,
For such is the fate of the fair.
And is surely the fate of the rose.
The cold, biting wind from the north
Arose with a terrible blow.
And spared neither flower nor plant,
And laid all the three roses low.
WATER THAT PETRIFIES.
How a Cutlery rirni Makes Patented
Razor Hones Out of an Irish Lake.
Few freaks of nnture are more Btrango
than one that is constantly occurring in
Lough Neacch. As a matter of fact not
ono man in every thou nnd knows of the
peculiar chemical properties of this lake.
The natives along its borders are aware
that from the lake's bottom they can col
lect stones of stranye shapes, which bear
the resemblance of trees and branches.
But the poor people are too uneducated to
realize that these curious stones are in
reality petrified branches, and that the
waters of the lake have the strange power
of petrifying any substance that may be
put into it in ten to twenty-one days, ac
cording to the material.
I learned of it in a curious manner. I
happened to be traveling in Connemara,
and met there an English gentleman, who
informed me that he was going to Lough
Neagh "to visit his men and inspect his
petrifying beds." I did not understand
this peculiar announcement, and asked for
an explanation, which he gave me most
He told me that he was one of the own
ers of a celebrated cutlery house, not far
from the Mansion house in London. Years
before they had learned from an employe
that petrified trees had been found in
Louch Jfeagh, and from old Irish books
they discovered that tho waters had the
extraordinary property of petrifying wood
within a month.
Businesslike, they at once sent n man
over. Ho selected several pieces of hard
wood, and having tied weights to them
plunged them into the lake and marked
their locality by small buoys and btrips at
tached to the test pieces.
In two weeks he returned and took up
two pieces, which ho found to be partially
petrified. Two weeks afterward the re
mainder were brought to terra firma, and
each rod of hardwood was hard as flint,
petrified through. Then the firm tried ex
periments with the wood in the different
stages of petrifaction, und discovered that
unusually excellent razor hones could be
manufactured from it, and of different
densities of hardness, according to the
length of submersion. These hones are
now a famous product of this cutlery firm.
They have patented them and obtain high
prices for them, but tho razor sharpening
world little knows that the stone is wood,
petrified in a few weeks in the largest of
the Irish lakes.
I accompanied the gentleman to the lake,
and ni self witnessed the process of turn
ing wood to stone, and I must confess that
it gave me cause for reflection. Here was
a valuable natural factory at the very doors
of the people, the natives, who were in a
semi-starring condition all around, and
yet its products were utilized only by an
Possibly the petrified wood in some of ita
stages of stone growing could bo put to
many uses, and I have no doubt but that
when the fact is more generally known
some enterprising Irishman will utilize
the factory nature has given them for the
material benefit of the country.
When I returned to Dublin I made in
quiries about the curious phenomenon wit
nessed at Lough Neaih, and was rewarded
by the courteous librarian of Trinity col
lege, who placed in my hands several vol
umes of translations of ancient Irish
workB, and marked for me the parts re
ferring to the lake.
Among them I found several references
made to the "hard, woody stone" which
was taken from the bottom of Lough
Neagh for spear and arrow heads by the
early Irish. So that although the Irish
men of today are, ninety-nine in one hun
dred, unaware of the useful peculiarity of
their "big lough," thoe of ten and fifteen
centuries ago knew it well and utilized it.
In the museum of Trinity college can be
seen today several spear and arrow heads,
made centuries ago from wood petrified in
Lough Neagh. But apparently even then
the natives were unaware that the chemi
cal properties of the water were so power
ful or acted so quickly. Dublin Letter.
Educated, but She Couldn't Write.
She had fallen heir to some valuable
stocks deposited in her father's bank. The
transfer was a little matter of business
which compelled her to visit the institu
tion. Sho demurely faced the cashier's
window and made known her business.
Her costume denoted wealth, her face indi
cated refinement.nndshelooked old enough
to be a full grown man's sweetheart.
After getting the transfer documents
readv the cashier blandly remarked, "Sign
The maiden blushed and murmured.
"Yes, miis, you must sign your name.
It's merely a formality, you know," re
marked the money manipulator.
"If you please, I'd rather not sign, sir.
Yon can sign my nnme just as welL I'm
well educated, but I can't write, sir."
The cashier signed and lived to tell the
story. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Suit Aglnt Railroad.
The income of a good corporation lawyer
is far above tbHt of the best paid judges.
The interests at stke are enormous. The
Grand Trunk Railroad company was com
pelled to pay f5,000 for personal damages
to a passenger in cne case. The case ws
tried three times and on each trial the
jnry increased the amount of tUuanres. If
-- .w ,.,! :.r lrtiU.1 t full ..u.,,.1
fitiutjscia. a. bua. lattsTiuji " "lrx3-
it damage that coma nave oeenrecoiereu
would have been only $.,000. If a man
loses a leg or a hand or an eye he may get
as much damages for it us his heirs could
get for his whole body in case of death.
New York Sun.
Value of Skeletons.
A writer with a taste for statistics has
been estimating tho comparative value of
skeletons. He finds out that the skeleton
of an ourang outang sells for 200, a lion's
for .7.", a bear's for $G5, a dog's for $30, a
whale's for $150, a horse's for 70 and an
Indus river crocodile's for ?S0, a shark's for
$o0, an elephant's for $400 and a python's
for $73. Strange as it may appear, a hu
man skeleton ranks lowest in value on the
list, $15 being a high price for it. Ex
change. Knew the Brand.
Tramp Thankee, mum; it's a fine dinner
you've given me, mum. There's only one
thing more I'd ask in th' world, an' that's
Kind Lady You can have that, and wel
come. There is a box of cigars in the closet
which I gave my husband for a Christ
mas Tramp (hastily) Nevermind, mum. I've
got a pipe, an' I saw an old cabbage down
th' road. New York Weekly.
Brunswick, Ga., claims a tough som
nambulist. The story is that while asleep
he walked out of n second story window
and fell to tho street below. The fall did
I not awake him, and he walked back into
the house and went to bed again. His
wounds were not serious, though quite
j painful, when he finally awoke.
In a Japanese Mint.
There are about 300 hands employed at
the mint of Yeddo, Japan. When the men
enter in the morning they are made to di
vest themselves of their own clothes and
put on others belonging to the mint. At
the end of a day's work a gong sounds,
when the somewhat curious spectacle is
presented of 800 men springing from the
ground on which they have been seated,
throwing off their clothes and rushing, a
naked throng, to one end of the yard.
Here they pass through the following
ordeal in order to prove that they have no
silver on them: Their back hair is pulled
down and examined, they wash their hands
and hold them up to view, they drink
water and then hallo, and ltwAlly they run
to the other end of the yard, clearing two
or three hurdles on their way, after which
performance they are allowed to go to
their lodgings. Chicago Tribune.
During the revolutionary war in Amer
ica U o soldiers of the army of Lord Corn
wallis went into a house and acted in a
most shameful manner. A third soldier
met them coming out and recognized them.
He was in no way to blame, but since he
declined to ghe up the names of his com
rade he was rentenced to the punishment
they had iHeurred. I,ord Cornwallis rode
up to him wl en on the gallows. ' Camp
bell," he said, "what a fool yon are to die
thul Give up their names!" "You are in
an enemy's country, my lord," was the
firm reply, "and you cau better spare one
man than two." And he was hanged.
San Francisco Argonaut.
This Is the IVny to Tlrace Up a Huit.
An excellent and quick way to mend
broken plaster casta antfiinpretwions is to
paint the broken surfaces over two or three
times with very thick shellac varnish, and
at each application to burn out the alcohol
over a flame. When the shellac is sufli
clently soft, press the parts together and
hold in position till cool. It will be as
strong as it was before broken. New York
He Got It Cheap.
Two traveling hypuotizers agreed to
hypnotize a Michigan man for fifty cents,
and after he had got it good xnd strong
they wanted $5 to "unhip" him. He re
fused to pay it and they made a skip, and
he is still seeing the red eyes of black
cats perched on the footboard of the bed
stead. Detroit Fre Pres3.
Mendiuc Day on a Man-of-tYar.
Thursday on board a British man-of-war
Is called "Rope Yarn Sunday," and upon
that day very littlo work and very few
drills are performed. The forenoon is gen
erally occupied with an inspection of the
ship and men by the captain, while in the
afternoon, directly the dinner hour is over,
"Alake and mend clothes" Is proclaimed
from half a dozen brawny throats. Lon
PLANTATION DANCE SONG
I dream my true lore turn dls way,
Cat's sij;n he comes an' comes ter stay;
I dream dat t' ur't time ter po.
Dat's sipn he poe. an' goes fer sho;
My right ear burn, somebody's word
About me U da goodes' heard
I cannot keep my old shoe tied,
Dat's si;m I soon wiil be a bride;
I blow my mistis fire strong,
Hit burn nsht up, hit bum along.
O my true lore, dAt's s!?n fer true,
Dat yo' love me an' I lore you.
I pulled some Iotc vine oa de road,
I nun:: it on a bush. U irrowed
Go seek dat bush, yo' sho will fla'
My hsart a-hanxia' on dat rise
O true lore, hang yo heart dar, too.
An 1 will know you lore me true.
-Martha Ycunr kn New Orleans Times-Democrat.
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o.bt .r Two Name.
"Among all these struggles for the ad
vancement of Individual rights I wish
some one would start a reform providing
for every person to have two names," re
marked an old friend to me the other day.
"Two names? Wouldn't that be con
fusing?" "I don't mean that they should both be
used at once, but that the name used iu
childhood should be replaced upon matur
ity by one of the owner's own choosing,
much as the first teeth are in time replaced
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"Now, my purents named me, but I won't
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enough to say that I have used only initials
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she would have found that there can bo at
least a great deal of suffering In an un
desirable one." Kate Field's Washington.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
bih 'I 1'rtjiar.itlult.
Along the New KngUnd seaboard the
fisher folk are apt to be negligent In the
care of their teeth, and the natural result
is that they lose them while still joung. It
is said to be ono of the recognized prepara
tions for mttrriao in tome of the llshing
villages for the bride elect to be provided
with a set of artificial teeth.
Not only iu New England, but in other
places as well, young people who nra con
templating matrimony do not always
hasten to inform their parents of their
plans. But the old folks everywhere learn
to "put this ami that together."
Not long ago a lady who has a cottage
on the Maine coast said to a, "native" to
whom she had given mure or less employ
ment: "When 1 your son Charles to be mar
ried? He has been engaged to Jessie for
two or three jears, hasn't he?"
"Yes," the mother replied, "they've been
engaged now forgoin' on four year; an' I
kind o' suspect that there's somethin'goln'
on. I don't know as they 's goin' to bo mar
ried, but Jess 's had all her teeth out, so I
shouldn't wonder a bit if they was."
Poor (lerman ltable.
The babies of Germany are not allowed
as large a liberty as those of America.
They are for the better part of he first
year of their earthly ?.' grimago lightly
wound up in swaddling clothes, with both
arms and legs pinioned, and carried about
on a pillow especially made for the pur
pose. After they escape from their wrap
pings a bag of feathers is tied on their
backs so that when they tumble over they
have something to fall upon. Those of
the poorer classes are laid in a basket with
a little bag of sugar in their mouths, and
are expected, to behave themjelves without
much further attention from mother or
nurse. The nurses on the streets gener
ally carry the babies in their arms on a
pillow, and they are tied to it with pirJc
ribbon, lying as still and motionless as if
they were little mummies. They cannot
kick or use their arms, and evidently are
not allowed to know during their puling
days what their legs and arms are In
tended for. We don't think our babies
would stand it, as we observe that Ger
man women, when they come to America,
don't att?mpt to practice any such fcyr
nny on their babies. Exchange.
Oldboy Mj wife hasn't pokon a crews
word to me for ten years. l"es, sir, tea
yenrs ao this ver7 day.
Youngsquirt Why are you so certain ns
to the time?
Oldboy She di-l just ten years aco to
While in Washington a few days sjo tae
widow of Gen. Crook selected a burial site
r.i Arlington to wL:h er husband' re-
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