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WEBBER NOW REPUDIATES ROSE'S STORY
THAT PUT FIVE MEN IN THE DEATH HOUSE
fair tn-nla-ht, Hdnf.ilr clear an colder.
Fair ion lulu ,
clear mm ru,t.
PBIOE ONE CENT,
MflffiAN MM MM S27.000 SHORTAGE HUSBAND APPEARS
I f I Vl II I IIIVI ' ivniii II II IVi I
Gearing House President, on
Congress Grill, Tells the
Power of Voting Trust.
ASSOCIATES OF J. P.
Increase of Concern's Deposits
from $5,000,000 to $168,
000,000 Cited to Probers.
WAaHTNOTOV. Dae. H. "tot Uov
ran Influence" in Nov Vork hanking
'orm.l t'.ie liai tor moM if te-day'l
"elon of the Houtv money tfUOt IWf
' fating committal wit ii Walter K.
.'rew. ,i banker and p'aaldeiu of th
s'ew York Clean. if House Aaooclatlon,
under lire of gatacUOna by Hatnud
i'nlPn.vK, the eOMHtittaO't sttoinev.
3d.. Inrrrniyer sjugut !n Miln 10 "t
Mr. Prow to admit that ihe phi imniennl
.;e uf the Bankers' Trut Company dc-olls-lroni
to.K'o.iiJti in WTO to tlfWimn -AO
n tie profottl tfme na due l the
Influence of J. I'. Morgan 4 1 'oninany.
Mr. PrW did not Rn .mat What n.i
meant by a "Morgan, institution." but ha
admlttel that the ttirce men who ho'.d j
a voUng truot that rule- the 1 Hunkers'
Trust Company' wan. aeuoluteJ With
Mr. I.'iitennyri- fgdoavgrod to bring i
.ml that the merger of the Mercantile!
i ruat Company Wfchjh WaJ controlled by
ihe Knuitabie Ufa Aaaurano Company, I
v iUi th Bankers' company and blob
i dded materially to the deposits of the
.utter. wa brouxht about through the'
Morgan Inlluonoo." Mr Prow, although
a d ft aetOr of the Hankers' company, nld
pi know , nothing t tha negotiations,
which were conducted antlfaiy by the
THREE MEN DOMINATE DOINGS
OF BIG CONCERN.
W.nci Ur I'nui.njev took up tha
"liters' Trual Company Mr Prow gald
i( manngemetvt III hoi 1 by a true:
.uin-tnit'oe rotnftoood of II. P, Dftvliotli
"eorjTi h. i'iiv and Danlol O. Raid.
Mr. Daelaon la aaaoolntad with J. P.
Morgan Oo. and Mr. Beta la a di
rector In the atool corporation. Mr.
rrew aald tha three man admlnlatarad'
tha affair of the company, aleeted Ita
board of director and controlled ita
.Mr. Itirtwrmyor produced rtntorneni
Rawing dapoalu of tlK,0On,'JUQ In the
llhinke.-' Trust I'mniMny and In BIO
"ecord a lericf of statement of the In
stitution showing that dspodts had
grown from JS.irw.Am In October, i'a.
when It was organised
To what do I'OU nttrlliute this phs
nomennl riae? ' u-ki-l Mr, L'nte mj'er,
"Well, tha Banker' Trnat Company
abaoroeO the Manhattan Trnat Com
pany and tha Mercantile Trnat Com
pany." "Do yon attribute It to that?"
"Partially. Partially to good govern
ment." Mr. ifntarmyer ptt into the record
the trust agraamanl undar which the
Bankatw' Trust l ompany is eotMU (ad
It civea to (h trustees absolute eOBlro!
i,f ill of I lie atooh In the comrstny as
. ,. ,. ton -haiei '..-eld to cjuallfy IMMII
,.. , ,,r i is board of dlrertors. power to
name the dlrootoll and the power to
Mgki n purchaaag of banking insti
tuttona, v llio.ut eopaUlttnp' ttie etock
VOTING TRUST CONTROLLED
ONLY ONE OTHER CONCERN, i
"Have you ever bafOPi haapd of aj
banking IniUtlltlon being nmnaited by
cut UK Irust?"
No, and R'Ve heard of only one I
" .us aiean tiie iiu.iranti-e Tiuat 'om
j, v, anotlier Miirg.tn institution?
a haatad eott04U followed, Mr. Prop
ilxlarinx bO did i-ot know what wua
meant by a "Morgiin ronrern."' .Mr.
I'nterinyer brought out that II. P lm
viaon. tleorge K. iluki'i and William I'
l'orter composod the voting trimt of
the (Juarautee Company, and that .Mr.
Davlaou and Mr. Porter were in the
firm of J. P. Morgan A: Co.
"To what do you attribute the won
awKd growth of Iheao two eompg
Dies?" aekud Mr. i:ntermyoi .
To the ahaoridlon of Hit atanhattOD
tCogrttowed o Fourth Pago.)
DF IHE BANKERS
This Will Make Board of Edu
cation More Specific in
Estimates. He Savs.
Mayor flaynof In a tuesaage t the
Hoard of Aldermen to-day on the sub
ject of the recent cutting down of thr
IMS budge! by IIO,IO0i gives bll rea
sons for dlaopptrovlng tovorgl of the
Items oontklnad In the reduction voted
for by the Aldermen, and alao glies fits
reason" for approving many of the
cuts made by the floord
On of the 010ft Imiuigtant of the
latter appro Calf la that contained In
the budget of l!ie Hoard of MttCgUOg
for nn additional appropriation over
lent yaar or lltf.TIO for what tlie Al
dermen called "rnds and ffenolaa,"
Tfiaaa Inollldf classes In DOOklng, sew
ing, languages and singing.
The Mayor in approving tills cul said
that Whan a similar cut waa made UM1
yaar the Hoard of lOducatlon had no
trouble In Continuing the clusaee cri
ticised. The Mayor criticised the Hoard
,,! Education for falMUg to provide the
Budget Committal and the Hoard of
Aldermen with "data OfOBtlaJ to the
conoldaratlon of its budget.' a
lie also called attention to large bal
ances In the Hoard or BdUMtlOB! the
employment at smaller salaries of
teacheri who auccaod thoae who re
sign or us. say that the refusal of
the i.uard of BdalOAtlog to auppl) Ihv
Itoae,! ol ICttmate with the actual lig
uriri of oalances has now brought thai
matter "to a head." au.l declare (hit
the coming year will sec action taken
oompt lllnx the yielding up of the fig
ures WhtCh are Withhold, He ad, Is.
"Wi shall no longer make appropria
tions to tjbo Hoard of IMucatlon In the
T le M;ior also approVOi the cut made
In i he Ihtl of niployeea for the Public
ldhiaiv. Heretofore, he aays, employes
of the library were paid out of the
library'! own funds, hut this year tho
attempt was made to aaddle additional
tmployeefl on the city at the latter's
llegardlug the . lit mad" liv the Alder
men in tho appropriation for the Play-
groundi Cominloolon, ttie Mgyor, in ap
pyovlng the reduction, oayoi "it ooom
to mo that tho m amber of that Coin.
mlooton might well be onpootod to do
KOMie things for whlcn they now seek
create paid positions."
The Mayor then makes this recom
mendation to tho Board
I I com to me plaiu tint your hon
ontblo tod' should have a lopjofontO'
tlVO or. the committee whloh OtakOO uj)
t.iie tentative budget OOOh year, the
chairman of your llnance committee,
for Instance. If tJhal were the eiiae
tiiere wouhi be greater barvnony be
tween tho Board of iCatlmata ami your
lioteirablo body In the making up of the
budget, and many misunderstandings
WOlltd be avoided."
The Mayor allows Borough Pr, widen t
McAnenv MO, 000 out ot n ' tit estimate
of MOM; the Hoard of HeaHh, N,gM
out of a cut estimate of ItOteUO; the
Board of Kstlmate Its full stlmatv of
110,000, and the Civil Service ( 'ominiaabm
Its full estimate of BU.taW, both of win 'b
tiie Aldermen had pruned to 7.ero.
In all. the Ma'or lias vetoed com
paratlvalj few roduotlono, thus uphold
ing In a large BlOOlUr the action of
tlio Board of A4dormon and conveying
in the tone of his nieweage. ills fullest
approval for the elm,! they )i4i,l taken
in attacking til tentative Ut,O0O,O00
budget fur 1913.
SIX-DAY BIKE RACE
SCORE AT 41 ST HOUR.
N SCHOOL BUDGET
Kramer and Moran 050 f
Pys and Oraaoa aso 6
Parohloot and Sgg. .... 800
Boot and Wablr 860 0
ut and Tolger 860 6
Clarke and Mill gso 6
Bedell and Mitten 860 o
Oameroa and WMHiour 850 e
Walker and Well 860 6
Broocc and Berthet 830 g
Bunt Brother . 8S0 0
Drobach and Colllna 860 0
Carmen and leoftea 860 a
Meftu and Iasntui 860 8
By an and Thorn a . 860 f
ey leading . Poimea record 840 mile
T lap, mad hp Boot and K1U, lU.
" Circulation Books Open to All."
OF GEN. SICKLES
ADMITTED BY OK!
Governor Holds Veteran Re
sponsible for State Funds
Mixed W ith His Own.
RLTERRLD TO CARMODY.
General's Counsel Says $1 18,
(KX) Mortgage Foreclosure
Will Be Averted.
Siie.UI to Tli Cmnni Wotad.l
AI.1IANY. Dec. 10, A shortage of
$JT,fJ0 eMsta In thf account of Oen.
Danlal K. Mokloa, 1". S. A., retired, as
Chairman of the MOW Yurk 'State Monn
menta Commlsaloii, according to Slate
Comptroller William Sohmer. A mass
Ot correspondence in ttie office of t!ie
Comptrollaf shows efforts made sines
ll'IO to obtain an accounting bj Oen.
!' -klofi the reault of which has leen
the resluctlon of the amount unaccounted
foi from 140,000 to .".'.OiJO.
While H'.ate officials had known of
the tangled accounts of tha coinmla
sbn the matter trim not made public
until to-day, following a meettng ot
Efcg Monumints L'oninilsslon In New
Vork City, What action was taken at
tiiat meeting no one In Alb,m knova.
Comptroller Sohmer has turned the
nutter over to Attorney-General c'ar
nitaly. Mr. C'armody refuse, 1 to com
n am on the matter.
Uou. Sicklea obtMnod delay from
the Compitollar'a office up to DpC, 6.
He waa Informed that if tin accounting
was not made gt that time the Attor
tu". letters! would take action. Uen.
Si'kle laat week aaked for another
extenalon until Dec. tO. So action has
yet been taken on the request.
"The CummUalon wanted to rcalgn
tht ee moiitiui ago, a hen ita members
b urned of the ahortuge," aald 00, I
to-dnj, "iitit J nouidii't hear of It. Then
(len. Sickles aaked time ujitl; Dec 0
tu adjust ihe 'matter, and 1 lupposc
tha Hit Inability tu do ao led to the
fact tliat the funds under his care are
short becoming public.''
Fortunately the t"f!j,000 appropriated
laat year for Ihe Uettyaburg celebration
is all rlgbt 1 understand that Hen.
Sickles is well able to replace the funds
and that 'he I trying to aell property
to do It. The difficulty aeema to ha e
come from the way the fund of the
Monument Commission were handled.
(Sen Slvkle had complete control and
it appears probable that "he, mixed his
p ersunal and commission accounts."
Hen. Ilokloj Wggn'l discussing hia
tinanclrtl sffu.irs a li b rgpgrtOtfl to-day,
however. His alterd.int saiil ti i,i
eral would receive no one. that no notes
would he taken to him. and lie had no
OlOOaajTe from the UonoraX to deliver.
Daniel P. Huys, of No 115 Broadway.
inn. Slrklea's attoruey. said tin fore
closure would be met at the proper
timet and that Die mortgage would be
taken care of.
STEAMER OFF THE
DBVOXPOBT, Bnglgad, Dc io. -Tie
Ht-Uah battleship Centurion collide 1
with ajul sank a steamer to-day off thin
port. Th" Ihiws of the liatlleshlii e
lamagod and iho is returtkuig to Dev., i,
port. The name of the ftogintf la no"
The rjajltuHon, Which is a to w D'e ii
noUgllt was on a trla' trip a nn lb
The daraggt to th Contlrlgti was
caused by not fltOBOro being driven
through her boas 1'he ,,stteHhl' nas
arrived off Plymouth sound bul no
commuuli'stion Villi Iho alrgfg has
been prmltld t IU ft
LONDON lie 10 Th tdffll !t
t.US received a report fn.n tti, Oaptglg
of the ogltleehli cenintioi iittilng thai
hl vnaae! rollldod dUglnff fOt l"'l
mo niug ait' ,i arggl ftOgl 101 9 i"--nam
be wuu'd Out tlrtrlglU,
IN COURT AS WIFE
SWEARS HE'S DEAD
Nurse's S2.S,(K)0 Breach of
Promise Suit Resulis in Sen
HOLD HER FOR PERJURY.
Though Living With Husband,
Woman Sought Heart Dam
ages from Another.
A .'I0 breach of promise su.t had a
si II national ending In thf Supreme Court
to-day when the plaintiff. Mrs. Helen
V. Cauley. a trained nurse, who had
just finished testifying she hail been
left a widow nine years ago, was ud
dently confronted by her husband. Two
hour after she had described how
David A. Sherard. who acquired a for
tune in tile trucking business, bad wisind
and won her and then failed to keep
his promise to marry her, ahe waa on
her way to District-Attorney Whitman's
office In the company of deteellvee. A
charge of perjury ha been lodged
Mrs Cauley waa the flrat wltneaa.
She teagfted he cam to New York
from Wllkes-Barre, Pa., in 190 to take
a course of training at the French Hos
pital in the summer of 1910. she says,
Sherard came to the hospital to be
operated on for appendlcltla. The wit
ness nursed him through his Illness.
After he left the hospital, she wore.
Rheratd telephoned tier often, but ahe
declined his Invitations, as he was a
married man. Later, she tesllfled, he
told her his wife was dead. One day
while she was driving through Central
Park, In October, 1910, the witness said,
the defendant proposed marriage. After
their engagement she an Id she vliiteil
him at his ofrtcc and their relation be
WAS AT HUSBAND'S FUNERAL,
Sh told her tory In a matter of fact
way. She said that In IHO-.'. when sh
was twenty year old. she was married
at Greenburg. Pa., to Joseph A. Cautoy.
who was employed "around the mines."
In December the following year her
husband was killed In a railroad acci
dent near Pittsburgh, she declared.
Croti-examlned by C. K. McOuIre,
for the defense, she said that In March,
1911, Sherard told her he could not
marry her. Ills wlf had died In the
"I asked him when we were to oe
married," said the witness "and he
said he couldn't marry me at all, be
cause his relatives were keeping such
a close watch on him and besides, bis
iter-ln-law expected him to marry
Then AttOmOy McOuIre questioned
the witness closely about her marriage
and the death uf her husband. She
aid she iiad been at the funeral and
while she couldn't Just remember the
nam of His undertaker alio thought
ii wua Do ran,
Fullerton Well attorney for the
plaintiff, called onh on more witness,
Mra Sophie Porter, who lives In PrlfbOf
avenue, Westchester. She testified h
accompanied Mrs Cnule on one DO
Oggion, when the plaintiff had an ap
poitittnent with sherard She lootlflod
she heard Mrs. Cuuley ask the defend
ant why he wouldn't keep his promise
Ui marry her and that ihe defendant
said. "1 know I asked you to many
but I can't, as my alstor-in-law ex
pects me to marry her."
THE SUIT HAS A DRAMATIC
T ie plaintiff rata rested and At
torney Mnlulre asked the Court to
wall for a few momenta, as his first
witness was on the way to court There
was a abort wait, but apparently nOUO
ex eyi Sherard counsel and t tie de
fendant himself had an Inkling or w iai
Then mi atlai oe of Dlftriot- ttlornoj
Whitman' staff entered with .i small, I
lark man, no Immediately was called
0 the wiincs eiaiel
"What I your name" gfgod Ml
"Andrea- I finally.' ... m, rapli
The wltneaa did not know won ,t
was all about
"Do yoi see your wife In this i uurl '
neuii vrai tu ,i"' i ituaotiufl
Cauley looked annuel plglnt) ai Ml
iCoti.nticd gn fourth Pag, ,
v t il i i 1 1 i ill isiis.
TMI ' tfrmu'
At I I.D
iu- i.i. ;
niaaai i rt.ni, nu,,ju,a
at m reck gee. M. . riw Pmbbus tttuv.'.'
Informer Who Is Back Denying
A Murder Plot, and His Wife
'KITTEN,' HER RIVAL,
WIFE OF BROKER
TESTIFIES IN SUIT
Tall, Thin, Ion-Nosed Per-1
son, With Gray Hairs,
It was "Kitten" described ii beau
ttful Mrs Amy Bdlth KartlngtOg a
"tall. Ihlu, Willi a long nose and some
gray hairs," who , time between her
and her hUOband, Bdwln Do Wolff liar
rlngtnn, well known ten years ago In
tl.s broker.-ige and r.itlro.io worlds is
an assuclais of the lata l oin p. Hunt
ington and K'lwlt, Hawley. a ling
to testimony given In Mra KftTrtllg
ton's divorce suit this afternoon befor
Justice Cohalan In Uka Supreme Court.
Mrs HarrtuKton testified thai her
husband abandoned her In July, 1911, and
wenl to live in the ,...i,i i... of Mrs
Bring Moon , v. ot west RtghtyetgtUi
street, with "Klttoii," whu. Mrs ll.u
rlnglon n.'ivs aas known also it "Mrs
Harrington Mrs Moore anatiricd iti.it
Harrliurton and the "KlttS? ogm t "
er apartments bofott PtuUlkagl Vtng,
1911. and rfnglnd until July, ui;. oOjog
Itnerlrgftiw was orrd In his wtfo'i a -
tlon for n divorce.
Mis. Moore aald ihe eouplf oorsiptod
two rooms in her .title An elevator
bO) also lOOtUltl thaj the cmjplc
known in ihe apart mom ggggg m Mr
and Mm Ha i iig'on Justice l.'ohalM
Mr Mgrrington, k hi ttiM, ha had
roehaakgbl cgraor, .storing th railroad
uisineas as OtgnagpapOkgr In in ,,rtt -of
the Houiliern Pa. lib Italleoad In Sea
OHoatlf He iggnlgg rn paggont Mr,
llar"lnrton June '. lust. Im h
month after hl tin t wl'e, w ii .
with hoi ihe pkdldlrgg gl ggtnjjji park,
. J.. oWtatned a OlvOfOe from hi'" I .
Kassond Mr! ilarrington wa Mls rn
Afle, Mr Hsrr.ugtot! bp nie ,e
a sue Uat ir ' ri Wall street he
I" ttlgtatf 'rl ogtprad the tgllroad
matrv Hug bualneat ibofo n pro .
a oaogttofi ot .iii tuM i' Wt t.
t, , ajmotUl ltk ' at he h ot been
IV gtggn lii '.asl e.:if inuetri ll ll
arhlc) natiad bini mvai bungipg to
w -m r . -n rnt
"Circulation Books Ojtcn to
ttMUnwl HnW H BmSJu.
' h& ' gjgM. 3 1moMW
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MRS. LOUIS WEBBER
SHE ASKS GOV. DIX
Stricken by Remorse, Widow
Requests His Pardon as
William l.rsaght s shot and kilted
by Spotty J.m. M.nch 4. iu, n a
saloon braal at Third grogWO and TWOS'
t-w-e.,nd sir lie ft a widow and i
iltle daughter. To-dsy Mrs. gfgltjtl
sent a letter to Oov. Ilx, liegging lii .
'" yrant a ngegjOg to Jones, who '
eiAlllg an llHleteiji,i.it cllt'lce u
.in twenty yeojs to Ufa mipi neintm n
sing sing for the kill.ng
Mrs. I.vsogtil, wim utirl kjgfgglf
Utd Her child oy ,'tioru work ggjggf b
.una of Kilty Orant, snd by poaing for
rtlfja, d,-"lsr nkf dl I Jone, who-o
..he ha never s. en, a great injustice hv
iig to spi ii at the trial to Iggglf
tn he- hushau l' JpuBkgg e'ut and kit
. i re. loin n. -h when Igtogtaatod, Sue .
tWWtP s"1 gWW belle, 'i Nt, A' . ill tin,
nelggoi a jurv hgl Jones Ufad III,
tot which killed Lynaghl in iaUd.
Ig n tan og Joggg, in luna or
i .ii. juiite Puater referred lo tk
. i fbut Jones had a revolver COnoggled
his i: onset leg and di e 1 mog rffrj
to thought hi w s uiii ned as a g.avi
' onllBVOd or I , Mirth Pojaa,!
lil. r i mi
,.) lit '1 f it.
All 4t ulit
friM t limit. Iai,. i.nri ln.1
ly u'.o- J alii, goo "I'tol boaD i
lv- .Mil gtAll. mil - A4i.
TO FREE MAN WHO
SLEW HER HUSBAND
I FIN All
ROSENTHAL SLAYERS "
WEBBER NOW ASSERTS
Two of Them Got Drunk," He Says,
On Arriving From Havana To
Day, "And Shot Gambler, When
It Was Only Intended to 'Throw
a Scare" Into Him.
WHEN ROSE SQUEALED
I HAD TO SQUEAL, TOO"
District - Attorney Whitman Says
Webber's New Story Is of No Value
as Against His Sworn Statement,
but Becker s Lawyer Is Elated.
Giiifes&inK that remorse prevents him from sleeping and that h
cannot keep Mi mind oft live men in the death cells in Sing Sing Prison,
"Uridine ' VVdiber nie ol the lour inturmers in Bm iiiufdcr trial of
Lieut, llecker repudiated his sworn testimony on his return to New York
from Havana to-day. WeMvr was a passenger on the steamer Saratoga.
He said there was no murder plot and that while Becker was anxious
to have Rosenthal scared oft or bought off the idea of kilting the gambler
was never mentioned. Kosenllial, according to Webber, was killed by
the miMake oi two of the gmiinen, who got drunk and disobeyed in
Joseph I. Shay, CtHlOSg of record for Becker, who e preparing the
papers in an appeal, says Webber's statement properly placed before Jus-,
tice Cioff, in connection with corroborative evidence which has been
gathered since the trial, will be sutticient to set aside the verdict of murder
in the first degree. Becker, according to Shay, is entitled to a new trial.
PROSECUTOR SAYS FIRST STORY MUST STAND.
District-Attorney Whitman disagrees with Shay. He says Webber's
statement is of no value at this time nor will it be in the future, as against
his sworn testimony. Webber, Mr. Witman says, wants to live in New
York and is trying to smooth out tilings for his own safety and peace of
mind. Thl District-Attorney Insists that a murder plot was clearly proven.
Webber's statement was nude voluntarily to reporters. He persisted
in his stury, even when reminded that it was contradictory to his evidence
given in the trials ot Becker and the gunmen.
Webber denied that he played cards on the trip to Havana or on
ihe return trip or while lie was in Havana. He came back after a stay
in Havana of a lew days, he said, because of the notoriety following
newspaper publications iruwuncing his arrival in that city.
He was not called back to be a witness in the Aldennanic Investiga
lion, he (aid. He bai not been asked tu give testimony in that proceeding
and would not do K.
"1 couldn't,'' aiJ Webber. "I don't know of any specific instance of
police Kralt 1,1 n,y ,,wn knowledge. I always fought graft collections.
Ihe only man I ever paid .my money to is dead. I won't mention his
name and the in.utei Is Clotsd 10 tar as I am concerned."
Webbf. is tilled with remorse. He can't sleep nights. His thoughts,
he sakJ, im continually on the live men In the Sing Sing death house,
rent there on his testimony. He says it will kill him it thev are executed
and he did nol mean this In the sense that he expected to be assassj
lated out of revenge,
MOM SI 111' RISK l) AT THE EW STORY.
WebberN lUTfirislng statement that he Ivtid not known of a plot to kill
Herman Kosenth.il was outlined to Assistant District-Attorney Moss, who
.1 nduded Ihe Keeker and gurmien trials. He expressed great surprise.
This Is the first time I ever heard such a story," said Mr. Moss.
Webber never, during the preparation of the testimony, sjid there had
tot been i murder plot. On the contrary, he always repeated the s:ory
ie told afterward on the Standi It he had told us that he did not know
,i nn plot, nl course we would not have Used him as a witness
"I understand Webber intends to live In New York. Perhaps he is
lug to arrange io mane nis lire
ii me men wnu wprg hhivicicu "i
Webber WIS nmilouf 00 his
PRICE ONE CENT
more peaceiui oy placating tne mends
iiic muruei Herman Kuscniiiai.
arrival. He seemed to be anxious to
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