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J. P. RALL, .In., Enrroa oND Porarwro. $2.00 PER YE
V)OL,. VI. VII)AIIA, LO(UISIANA, T URSDAY, MARCH 27. 1879. NO.
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A Ibright little girl.
(living a twirl r
()n her ckatr.
A groat Ioarded man
flight intol herran ,
Was it fatn 7
The ice bsing thin,
it let thema hsth in.
Iln was ctiit.
Ile climld up on the ice
Andl wasn't it nle7
I'ulled her out.
InI twelve month" down the ail"e, 1
Hho came with a smile .
)On his ai m.
Now she ckata' little dear '
And feels, as he'. near,
No alarm. ,
.enn Pfierre, an Philndelphtn ,llein. t
"Only a Farmer."
Quite an intrrenoted andi anxious group
had gathered in Mrs. Wilson's dressing
room one phlaeant morning in June. It '
connistled of NMWn. Wilson and her three I
unmarried dlau ,htimr, and the subject
under snch nnimetl I and anxious di.a
mlsion Was hI, w Antd where to open their 1
nanlil ".iniuIer eannpiaign. It had always "
been an interesting subject, and, to the t
maternal element, attended with con
siderable anxiety, but never nuch a mat
ter of perplexity, almost amouniting to
despair, as now.
The contents of the various wardrobes I
had been laid out and examined; silks 7
and muslins, cambries and lawns, suf
flicent, it would seem, for a dozen, and t
yet the two elder Misses Wilson de
clared, with tears in their eye., " that 1
they had nothing, absolutely nothing to
It is noteworthy with what eurprising
unanimity the two sisters agreed o: r
this point, who so reldom agreed on an
Mrs. Wilson looked with dismay upoi k
the finery spread out before her, afte
listening to the above asmertion. r
"I'm sure, my dears," she ventnreº i
s .ay, "* some of them are bhardly worn
and with a little alteration "
"Now, mamma I" iiiterrlteuld hells r
" why will you talk so ridiculonaly
When you know that there is not a tbins I
here but what is wretchedly onut ,,,
style I And as to altering anything, i
always gives me a pain to sew, and I'n
not going to Baratoga all fagged out, iP
I never go i"
Of course, this settled that. It is o
little curious what a small amount of
work will "f(ag " a girl "all out," who I
can dance until the bseak of day with
"There's one thing certain," said
Lucy, the sect nd daughter, " we have
jot to have at least one new dress."
"I don't know where it's coming from,
then," responded Mrs. Wilson, sinking J
down wearily into a chair. " It was as
much as I could do to get your pa to
consent to your going at all. It was two
o'clock last night before lie gave in, and
then, I verily ,beliere, ;t wasv from pure
weariness and inatbiity to keep awake
L y longer."
Mrs. Wilson said this with the air of a
a woman determined to perform her
duty at all hazards, anl anxious to ob
credit for the same. But it seemed
S avetl qite the contrary effect upon
e, the youngest dlnnghter, who had I
\before spoken, but who now burst
" " I lc-rlre. if it isn't a sin and a
e, mainuna, It'r you to worry pa
cte Wilson cast a reproachful look
.ill say, Jobie, that you are the
.. angrateful child I ever saw. I'd
Lknow how mucnoh money I'd gdt
your pa if I didn't worry it ont.
t's all the thanks I get for laying
S ighlts, scheming and planning
ve you a chsnee t) get settkd
nk yen for not doing si. I'm
. to Saratoga cor Long Brancd'.
t place, I know that pa can't
ind then I promised Mary
I wounld visit her this sum
ltS" 1ri. Wilson aflected to be
. " \ this announcumcnt, she
\ relieved. Belle and Lucy
1 suited wth this arrange
Josie was very handy st
and making over, and if
S iued to bury herself in
on emhouse, she would not
dnl \, much of that for herself,
_ Iu, therefore, devote more time
to AIm. nd so busy did they keep
her during the two weeks that followed,
that Josie was glad enough to see the
big traunks all packed and waiting in the
To save expense, Mrs. Wilson had
arraged to dismiss the servants, and
the heuse with the exception of
for her husband, who was to
onat his sister's.
she won't charge him
nytithing, no that a ill he one itemr
Save l," remarked Mrs. Wilson, as :1w' II
regarderld eompllseently the effect of r
Belle's new dress, which her manage°- h
ment had seoureld.
" As though pa would board there for I
nothing," was Joie's indignant rejoin
i,,r , " when Uncle William has such a 1
hard time to get along." t
"Well, if your pa chooses to pay
when he needn't and it isn't expected of a
him, it's his own loss. For my part, I i
don't see what's the good of having reo
Ietions if you can't make use of them."
Mrs. Wilson certainly believed in i
making her relatives useful; carrying a
out that belief to its fullest extent,
whenever it was practicable, as some of
them knew to their coat. Even her love t
for her daughters partook of the selfish
ness of her intensely selfsh nature, her I'
chief anxiety being to get them "off her I
hands," in a manner that would he aIs
advantageous and reflect as mull credit t
en herself as posmsible.
But they wee. gone at last, sand Josie
wee at liberty to make her own simple e
lpre'l'urations, which did not take her s
long to complete. The father and n
laughter had a nice quiet day together. a
.Jse was going on the morrow, and as, I
lloting opposite him, pouring out his t
tea, she saw the hard line. soften in his t
careworn face, and how happy he was in
iher society, her heart reproached her s
for leaving him.
" I've halt a mind not to go, pa; it
seems too had to leave you here all by a
But Mr. Wilson would not hear to I
"I insist on your going; you have
been working hard, and need a change.
My life would he much the same, any
"'You may expect me in three weeks, s
pa," smiled ,Jodle from the car window,
the next morning. " You will want I
your little housekeeper by that time, I
And Mr. Wilson went back to the cor
roding anxieties which had made him a,
old man bwfore his time, thanking (!od
for this hit of annshit.e, which iefl t
its glow in the hearth long after it had I
There were only a few passengers foi
Iaybridge, a small country town in the
interior of the State, though there, were
lie unsal loungers upon he plltfirn_ of I
he hltation as ,lonie i't-Tle"l out. But
they soon scattered, leaving e.r to starl,
dlankly around for the cionveyance that
she supposed would be waiting for her. I
She walked clear around the station,
looking in ivory direction, but not i
vehicle was in sight, except a rough box
wagon with a hoard ecrons it, drawn by
a pair of spirited black horses, who a
stamped their feet and tossed their
heads as if impatient to be off. A man 1
stood besi',' the restive creatures, who
yet seemed to be under perfect control. I
"There, Jenny I Be easy, Katel' he I
said, patting the satin-smooth skin and
speaking very much as a mother would
to a child.
The haggagemaster was standing near
a pile of trunks and parcels.
"Is this your trunk, miss ?" he said,
as Josie aplro'ohed him.
"Yes. I was expecting friends to
meet me, but they are not here. There
must be some mistake."
" I know most of the people around
here. What might their names he."
"Why, bless me, you've got off at
the wrong station. They live at North
laybridge, live miles beyond."
" When does the next train leave ? '
"To-m:rrow morning. '
Josie looked the dismay that she cer
tainly felt at this announcement.
"It's too hlad, I declare," said the
good-natured official, pitying Jonie's
evident distress. Then, as his eye fell
upon the owner of the team, who was
Ilooking toward them, he added: "' If
this ain't a stream of luck I Here's John
Manning, their neighbor. He can take
you along just as well as not. John,
here's a young woman that's got off at
the wrong station. She wanti to go to
Crofton's, I tell her that she can ride
The young man removed his straw
hat, revealing a forehead broad and full,
and whose whiteness contrasted strong.
ly with the healthful brown of the cheeks
" I shall be very happy, it the young
lady has no objection to riding with a
Sfarmer, and in a farcer's wagon."
The admiration so clearly visible in
the honest blue eyes that met her own,
p made Josie's eheeks redden.
"It it will not be too much trouble."
, As the young man listened to those
e low, soft-spoken words, he felt that
nothing the speaker eoald ask would be
d any trouble at all. Springing to work
d he soon improvised quite a comfortable
f seat for Josie, by passing a rope from
o one stake to another, just baeek of the
board in front, throwing a thick, soft
n blanket over the whole.
(land to Ie released, Jenny and 4 6
Iore them swiftly along tile wih .i4
road, dotted here and there by fI aºI
houses, nestled dlown among the t'1
and shrubbery. As soon as Josie 1 a
little icused to it,. she enjoyed her
vatted and novel position, which ; I
her a fine view of the beautiful o .
try through which they were pase 'i o
Her companion Nmiled at her enti b
antic ezielmatiois and com,,ments, ti1
ing to tike pltv t',o in the pleaser
frankly and innocently expressed. h
" I)o you think you would like to 1 b
in the country ' he said, stealing
admiring glance at the glad young e.
"Above all things," responded J le.
" That is," she added, after a me t's
pause, "if papa could be here, I ii
wish he could be, just for a little w ile, I
he would enjoy it so. Papa was brought t
up on a farm, and it would seem like I
old times to him. I heard him may onoe a
that he wished he had never left it." t
"I had a strong desire, when a boy, a
to go to the city, where I could have a t
chance to get rich, and not haveto work a
so hard. lint I am an only son-an i
only child " -here the speaker's eyes I
sadhlened. " I promised father, just I
before lihe died, that I wouldn't leave v
the farm, and I don't know that I care c
to do so now." t
" I wouldn't, if I we ir in r or plac ,"
sail Josie, with a wise shake of her 1
pretty head. " It's dreadful hard times a
in the city. Everybody is groaning t
about them, which makes it disnal
enough. And as to working hard, 4(1
like to know who works harder than I
doies. It's ever so much nicer here." o
The honest young fellow, whose he4rt
was in his eyes, inwardly hoped thfi t
she would always think so. c
"There is where I live," he said,
alond, pointing to a house with a pias a
running around two sides, and whieb
looked very pleasant amid the green
verdure that snrronnd d it. .
Young Manning drew the reins at the r
gate, inside of which a pleasant-faced, a
silver-haired woman was standing.
" Here s the mail, mother," lie said, t
tohsing 1-).ni to her rtae p1º'yr-a 4
pamnhlets. " Been lonely any? I'tila
going to take this young lady to Mr. t
(,ra,fton's. My mother, M1tas Wilson." a
The young man took leave of Josie I
with a feeling at the heart such as he c
haul never expericune'l hIf,ire. I
" How pretty she is I" he thought; a
"and as good as pretty, I am sure."
" What an honest and pleasant face !
I wonder if I shall ever see him again !" c
This is what she thought.
J.ºaie did see him again and quite I
often. The Mannings and Croftonsf
were not only neighbors, but very inti
mate. Mary ('rofton had been strangely
attached to Mrs. Manning's only daugh. I
ter, who died the preoo+ding winter.
.`She spent a good deal of time at her
house, and Josic freqnently went with
her. Mary was never weary of praising
John; " hi was such a good son, and so
intelligenlt. steady and iudustrions."
John too got over his shyness with the
city girl, who took so kindly to country
ways that it seemed as if she had always
lived there. lie used to walk home
with her, Mary considerately lingering
by the gate to talk with his mother,
both well pleased at the turn affairs
were taking. Then there were rides
and walks, picnics and social gatherings,
at all of which John and Josie had t
fashion of getting off by themselves---j
fashion that every one seemed to honor
and nuderstand. And eo the happy
days went on, each day binding those
young, loving hearts more closely to
When Josie returned to the city,
which was two weeks later than she it
tended, she had a pleasant story to whis
per in her father's ear.
"If you love him and he is worthy of
you," he said in reply to the query with
which it ended.
Josie's quick ear detected the sadness
that underran these words.
" You know you promised tolive with
Ime when I was married, papa," she
whispered, laying her cheek close to
his. "And on a farm, too! Won't it
be delightful !"
Belle and Lucy returned home with
that conscious air of triumph and im
portance peculiar to "engaged young
ladies." Having attained the end and
aim of their existence, there was noth
ing further for them to hope or expect.
;From henceforth they were to repose
upon their laurels, floating down the
stream of life with no thought or care
,for anything but the present enjoy
Belle's captive was a Wall street
a broker, ownmng a fabulous amount-.a
t paper. Lucy's wuas the son of a mil
e lionaire, whose sole ambition seemed to
k be to spend as quickly as possible the
e money that his father had labored so
Shard to acquire. They made no attempt
e to disguise their surprise and disdaiu
It when they heard of Josie's modest con
"Only a farner '" sniffed Mrs. Wil
son. "Never did I dream that any of
my daughters would stoop to that I
But I suppose if you have your father's F
approval yon don't care for mine." ti
"Of course, you can't expect ns to
visit yon," said Belle, lo'tily. " The
connections of Charles Augustus are all
of the highest oharacter, and it couldn't
be thought of." to
"Certainly not," echoed Lncy, "bA
wife has to take the position of her i'
husband, which is something that you
had better think'of,"
Josie had thought of it, and very hap- n
py thoughts they were, too. al
The financial disasters of the three tl
years that followed made quite a change tI
in the surroundings of alil the above, ti
with the exception of Josie and her hum-. r
band. Out of the wreck of Mr. Wilson's I
businees nothing was left but the honor
and integrity, which shone all the more
brightly from the temporary gloom that 1
shrouded him. His wife took their al- Ii
tered fortunes very hard, fairly fretting "
and worrying herself into the grave,
where she was laid a few months after. s
Penniless and unfitted for anything e
higher, the husbands of Belle and Lucy a
were glad to acespt positions, one as V
conductor on a city ear, the other h
Josie does not see much of her sisters,
but many a barrel of apples and crock I1
of butter find their way to them from r
the Manning farm. Almost every pleas- a
ant afternoon a gray-haired, placid- a
looking old man can be seen on the n
western pisss of the farmhouse, fre- r,
quently with a grandchild on either Ii
knee. It is Mr. Wilson, who often is
thanks God that one of his daughters a
married " only a farmer." a
Terkthls F'res and FInrer,e. E
The fires in Turkish itio. arn fre
quently very destruotive, and this arises I
not only from the combustible character o
of the stractures, but from the absecue II
of edloimt provision, both in relation
to brigade sad anparatus to arrest the ti
-- 14 Q'1neingn4ihme'*t of rfre. *
is undertakes by a private corps, who, '
though generally pretty prompt in re- 5
sponding to as alarm, are by no means
hasty in going into action, for their rnto
of bnsiness irs t to arrange as to the
rate of remuneration for their assistance;
and unless the property-owners oompl;
with their demands, they will permit a
the fire to rage, and gaze upon th, a
destruction with composure until the
tortured proprietors yield to their ox
actions. After the alarm is given -
which generally proceeds from the police,
who, with their iron-tipped staves strike
the pavement, and then in a loul voice .1
proelaim the district where the fire is
burning-the firemen proceed to the
scene bearing their machine upon their
shoulders, and when they reach their
destination the negotiation for extin
gaishment is commenced, and is very
frequently not conmelded until house I
after house is reduced in ashes. It
seems incredulous that such a state
of things should exist on, at least the
borders of civilisation; that the safety or
destruction of a city should be allowe i
to depend upon the humor of a handful
of scoundrels wholly insensible to the
ordinary duties of humanity. But so it
is, and even Constantinople is under
the protection against fire of a corres
ponding group of incendiaries, who, by
their sordid conduct, deserve to perish
in the acs they refuse to qnench.
I nsureuos Journal.
Iuggad g o ass md Trutk.
A tocrtau 'of $12,000,000 may turn
upon a bit "C yellow parchment found
in a rabbish heap. A Nova Bootia jour
Snal says that the agent employed by the
Sheirs of the Hyde estate to go to Eng
land has written enooaraging reports.
aHe has met the direetors of the Bank of
Englad, where the money is deposited.
Hyde was formerly in Annapolis, having
Sbeen sent out by the imperial govern
t,>\ a He had one daughter born in
SNes ti The money in question
was to her after he die]. An inti.
matts wa met to this country many
Syeezs q ag for the heirs. The
Sfaiaily 7~d5p in the United States
So tbok ~l~ t and decided that the
real hates in Nova Scotia. The
mimssing li ~ ta reeent period was
e proof that p#ilinl Hyde was the
e one who hsll t perial commission
e sand went to lia . There was no
eommiodan hi to O fekaod Afew
yemars ago m tnikt was sold at
t suction sad be t by a woman for
* twenty-Ave ea Oe subeequently
1. broke it up ti kdlinag wood, and in
o the lining fonds pamremot document,
ic which she demed 5 putty with the
so seals attaehed that she put it away u
ot worthy et preservation. ubsequently
n she happened to metien the incident to
- a friend. It proved to be the missing
TINElY' TOFI t.
Edward Matthew Ward, the eminent
English painter, is dead in his sixty
Mrs. Isaac Walton, a widow, is credit.
ed with having made an invention for
lessening the noise of elevated railroad
trains, which has been adopted by the
Metropolitan Elevatfe Railway company
in New York.
Tihe work of fortifying the aul, tress.
nry ii New York against any possible ,
assault by a mob is to be begun at once,
the contract having been issned. Steel w
turrt to are to be plae' I on the roof, and
the doors indl window-shntters are to be in
madle bhllkt proof an.l pierced for
Nine-tenths of the thousand million
dollars which France borrowed of Eng- i
lish bankers in order to pay (lerwmany
are now held in the shape of national
bonds by Frenchmen at home. As fast
as the foreigners would sell, the bonds
were bought up off the Paris market, b
and thus, trhoulgh France still owes that I
vast sum, she owes it in hulk only to
her ,wy people. i
Jmes Mr(:ormiek, a millionaire tunk
iresident in Harrisburg, Pa., teaohes. a
remarkable Rible-claas. There are 800 Il
members, of whoim he says : "There
are men in this class who are by no p
me ans Christisns, men who are not even rr
reformed. One of the woat gamblers
in this city is a regular attendant. He
in a bad man and confesses it, but there's
a spnk of goodness in his heart whicb,
some lay, may be fanned into a flame."
An eccentric man ,if fortune named
Eastlake, who lived at Notting Hill,
onmdon, has committed anieide in sn
unusnal manner. Hei filled the pockets h
of his coat with stones, tied a rope to I
the center seat of a boat, fastened the °
other end round his body and then
threw himself into the water. In a
S"'note foin I np,,n the body the a
4nwucide explained that he had re- 4
solvd to, be "tormented no lonw 1'gr
the riddle "-some question is
u .st ,ry or ge ology whb he bhd.i Iy
tried to roltv. "1 a
By the pnblic l e *bttseluh
anuall report of e ti6n ock yard
and Transit compiy, of Chicago, a
;grent deal of valuable information is
gained in the way of statistics about t
what has been doc.e in live stock the a
past year in the greatest distribnting
point in the West. For the year ending
January 1, 1879, the receipts by all the
different roads leading into that city
were as follows : Cattle, 1,083.068 head
against 1,033,151 head the previous
year; sheep, 310,420 head, against 310,
240 head the previonus year ; hogs, 6,389,
654 head against 4,025,970 head the year
previous. The shipments were : 699,108
cattle, 156,727 sheep, and 1,266,906
hogs. No'withstanding the roeipts
hava been larger thans daring any one
year in the history of the trade, the total
valuation of tlue stock is only $7,077,779
more than last year, while it is $11,432,
(W3 less taun in 1875, when the total
valuation was $117,533,942. This cer
tainly shows a great reduction in the
price of all kinds of meats, not only in
the West, but all over the country. In
New York, f. r instance, the average price
of beeves for the year 1878 was 1 ..
lower than in 1877, while hogs were
lower than ever before known.
1 zPotal Clreeth in tI Unitesd arates.
SSome interesting statistics are far
I nished by the pstofce department, rel
ative to the rapid growth of its business
a within the last thirty years, giving, at
the same time, a good idea of the re- I
markable progress and development of
Sthe country. Since June 30tb, 1847, the
number of postage stamps issued haa
g been 9,719,308.527, aggregating in value
8280,3.27,363.09. Since 1861 the isue
n of stamps has increased, on the average,
ab1 hout 100,000 a day, or upward of 30,
000,000 a year. In the fiscal year ended
r June 30th last, the number of stamps
samounted tb 744 071,518, representing
a $20,562,4~63. During the fifteen years
e in which stamped envelopes have been
e issued, 1,839,625 of them have been dis
a posed of. The number issued in 1853
e was 5,000,000, which increased last year I
n to 183,560,350. Postal cards were frst
o issued in May, 1873, and have been sold
w to the number of 751,249,500, of which
it 200,680,000 were used last year, showing
r that the demand for them is rapidly in
Screasing. Estimating from the ratio of
a increase in the sale of stamps in past
t, years, within ten years it will reah the
ne enormous aggregate of $40,000,000 n.
to There is only one man to whom is
mg nvchsafed more than one "last hour,"
and he is the shoemaker.
4 ln'ler , wrnrup.
Thie snow-drifts pile the window-ledge,
The froet is keen, the air is tlI ,l
The lane that lion ielow te hill
14 drifted even with the hedge
(fray skies, and dark trees shslkn h r*s.
Blue smoke that rises stralgh* in air ,
And down the went a yellow glare
In driven like a wedge.
FrriA Tiokir, in 4r mri .
ITFMN OF INTRXRFCT.
The morphine habit is greatly inerern
ing in New TYr k.
Ohio has sixteen militia regiments
with tf100 equipped men.
The people of Tartary, instead of say
ing adieu, merely say ""Tar-tar I"
When a Miohigander gRts unduly ex
cited, they say lie has "cat fitm."
When you come to a Rgide-hoaril that
is illegible-tlhat ic ' a had sign."
Funny, isn't it, that coals, instead of
going to the buyer, go to the cellar.
The butcher always run~s two kinds of
businrcs at once-a meat market and a
Bleide the foregoing, there have been
minted trade dollars to the amonnt of
G(reenbacks are as good as gold, but
some very particular people prefer the
latter to fill teeth with.
Dealers say gray hair is the most ex
pensire. Probabh:v Iecause it takes so
much longer to grow it.
Charlotte Bronte's piano is offered for
sale. Coming from no good an owner it
ought to be an upright piano.
From one hundred hens E. R. Hold
ridge, of Richmond, Ill., made a not
prollt of $130, be sldea supplying his
table with eggs and poultry.
Item from Bismarck, Neb.: It has
been so cold this week that the railroad
between Bismarck and Fargo is thr teln
miles shorter than it was
A gentleman late
, LPOW' . of' New Al
?Ltd',.Ulakir by to assassin the
a1~~ ball entered his abdo
a~p. gt oirectly through his body,
it9en the stomach and diaphragm,
and lodged under the skin in the back.
[he doctors say tl a' Hanlou's wonder
Inl recovery is due to the faI t that he
had not eaten either dinne r r supper
t:uat day, no that the ba:llet was able to
out through him without injury. Per
sons who contemplate acoompanylng a
target exurtsion or a party of Norris
town gunners sh- lld remember thIs
importat fact.--.,orridnou n IHer"l".
Is it a Mrralte
Under this head the Rome (N. YT.
,rtictl, of a late date, says: Gertie
Barton, a fourteen yea:.old daughter of
D. W. Barton, of Deaasville, has been
out of health for a year past, and since
July last has failed rapidly. The other
day when the child was supposed to be
dying, she was raised by Mrs. U. E.
Pooler, of Deaneville, who cmma'aded
her to rise and walk. Mrs. Pooler had
dreamed a short time before that she
had driven death away from (Jertre and
bhad bathed her in the waters of life.
The vision so impressed her that she
exhorted the little girl to have faith that
God would make ter whole and she
would recover. She professed to have
faith that (God conld cure he r, and arose
from what her friends and physicians
supposed would be her death-bed, and
walked about the room. She soon after
Sate heartily, it being the firs' time in
Snine days that she l'al taken any nour
ishment whatever. Previous efforts to
swallow anything had thrown her into
convlsions. Forty-eight hours after
she rode out with .er friensci and has
ebeen well and hearty since. Mrs.
SPooler's account of the healing, pre
Spared for the prees, concludes : "Thus
has been manifested the power of Christ
at this day, as it was when He was on
earth in person; for He abides and
walkUs in His little onee." The case has
caused great excitement where the facts
are known, as well it may. No one has
contradicted Mrs. Pooler's statement.
(8.iEaete of the Ckdted tatea NiuSt.
The first silver coined in the United
States was in 1793.
IdUp to 1877 there had been coined, in
Sdiferent denominations, as follows:
LDol· re........ ...... .....9 9,045,93 00
Salf-dollar1 ........... .118.869 540 50
Qaarter-dollrar............ 34.771 121 50
Dimes.................... ..16 141,786 30
at lf-dimes................ 490,9046 90
SThr-aet pieaes............ . 1,281,850 20
208872 291 40
During 1878, coined:
is Stamiard dollas..r... I 575,50000
Pracomal coin.... . ....... 8,39315 50
'Itta2. .....2...... s925,785,1060 s