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For to-morrow's issoe Up to 9 o'clock r. M.
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tricts see THIttD PAGE.
Into tlie GixcTimstaiices of En
gineer Hall's Death.
NOT MUCH OF A JOKE.
Undertaker McCarthy Preparing an
"Usly Affidavit to
BKHD-.C.10 SECEETAEI TRAGI.
jifle isfrAixious to Have a Samoan Hero
.-fc' .- nesnim
LLITHE HATAIi omUEKS iUblllBar
F STJndertaker MeCarthv's blood is UP. He
I insist on an inquiry into the circum-
j- stances of Chief Engineer Hall's death. He
Claims Hall's bravery and ingenuity saved
. Jthe Uipsic His affidavit is nearly ready to
-isend to Secretary Tracy. Its charges are
,Tnumerous and interesting. v
rsrrciAX. tzlxobajc to th nisrATCH.1
' -Sybactjse, N. Y., December 20. John
4l v McCarthy, of this city, the undertaker who
C "vent to Leone Bay, in the Samoan Islands,
to recover the bod of Chief Engineer
i - Georce W. Hall, of the United States steam-
ship Nipsic, is preparing an affidavit de-
f scribing his experiences as they relate
to the conduct of the naval authorities and
officers of the Pacific squadron, which will
be forwarded to the Secretary of the Navy,
and probably to Congressman Belden, with
a request to the latter that he move for an
, inquiry into the circumstances of Chief
Engineer Hall's death. Mr. McCarthy is
convinced that the officers on board the
United States steamship Adams did not
relish the appearance of a stranger in that
part of the world to look into the matter.
PUN POKED AT M'CABTHY.
!fe A letter, which is published in the Army
WandSavy Gazette, written under date -of
T October 8, on board the Adams, noting the
fact of the undertaker's arrival, tries to
"' make it appear that the officers of that ves
sel rendered him, every assistance in the per
formanceof his mission, but at the same time
a little fun is poked at the undertaker, and
the grim fact that the casket be brought
''dropped into the sea and narrowly escaped
being lost is looked upon as a joke.
-Mr. McCarthy says that the officer in
command of the Adams, Commander 'Wood
worth being ill at Apia, was very angry be
cause be (McCarthy), his casket and keg of
embalming fluids were transferred from the
Zealandia to the Adams, and was in a hurry
to hustle them into a native boatsnd land
Siaa-mllet mtwttfrGthea the maa-o&wsr"COttJd1
bare' steamed to within a short .distance of
arOtTLDK'l SEAS HIS PAFEBS.
McCarthy carried papers describing his er
randand fully accrediting him, including a
letter from Acting Secretary of the Navy
"Warner, which the officer of the Adams not
only ignored, but refused to take into his
hand, though he read it. Everything the
officer did was under protest, although 4ie
finally consented to rnn in shore after
rather Foresties, of Pago Pago, who was on
board with three natives, offered to send one
of the latter as a pilot for the small boat.
It was "while disembarking into this boat
that the casket was let fall into the sea.
Mr. McCarthy, therefore, was naturally
convinced that the reports of mystery about
Chief Engineer Hall's death had some
foundation in a dislike for the man in the
navy. Before Mr. McCarthy started, Mrs.
Han, widow of the chief engineer, had been
, unable to learn anything definite touching
the last hours of her husband.
HALL GOT HIMSELF DISLIKED.
This suspicion of unfair treatment of
-nail, McCarthy says, he has partly veri-
fied, and the facts he will embody in his affij
davit The only thing he will say beforehand
is that Hall made himself unpopular with
the commander of the Nipsic and Admiral
'j, Kimberly by declaring that the ship was "nn-
seaworthy after the siornat Apia. It was
proposed to sail her to Australia, and he de
clared it was a hazardous undertaking. The
.attempt was made, and she was at last com
" pclled to put back to Honolulu lor repairs.
Owing to the fact that his term of service
in the navy had expired, Hall was probably
more officious in expressing his opinion than
be otherwise would have been. His pun
ishment was the refusal of Admiral Kim
berly to give him a pass to return home.
' Ha3 this been granted, Hall would have
gone to Honolulu for medical treatment for
'his typhoid fever, instead of being sent to
: Apia on a small sailing smack, to be finally
..abandoned, after much hardship, at Leone
jflBay, on the island of Tutuila, to die.
A PEKTIHENT QITESTinV
rbe question is why Hall was not taken
ggnithe man-of-war from Apia to meet the
Australian steamer to Honolulu, instead of
eing given into the charge of native fisher-
Snen, to be cast about in mid-ocean, and
naval officers are very reticent about the
"affair. but he learned from some of them
",lhajti.Chief Engineer Hall exhibited superb
biayery during the Apia storm, standing at
jlfieuraaces and filling them with pork to
makethe extraordinary pressure of steam
necessary to keep the vessel's head to the
By feany, this device and Hall's in
" trepidity are believed to have saved the
- wreck ofthe Nipsic. Prior to that time
Hall had been ailing, and the strain
hastened the fever which he would have
survived, in all probability, had he bad
proper nourishment and attendance.
TALK CNDEB DIFFICULTIES. J
4 Unfortunately, the French priest, Father
Jabenlay, at .Leone Bay, who took
IHall to hi house when the poor fel
low was -landed, spoke no English,
iand.as Hall was equally ignorant
theiTrench tongue, their communication
wafchiefly "by 'signs and by the aid of a dic
BSnarr. Otherwise the true story of what
. seems to naveDeen a Daruaroui outrage to
f'-'an'officeY of -the" United States navy wua
ber available,- Mr. McCarthy, however,
learned somelhingi of the priest which bear
amVvi.a ....urju flil will fw Y,lp in 9ivi4ftrn
aVtneproptrtuBeia4ttkftantiaUef of what '
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Dan Mnnulna' Son' Benaen for Quitting a
CItII Service Coraralstton His
Fnlher' Dutiful Sod Had to Do
It or Drple HlnuelC
ntrECUu. ULioBjjt to TUipisrxTcn.1
Albany, December 20. James H. Man
ning, son of the late Daniel Manning, Sec
retary of the Treasury under President
Cleveland, at "noon to-day tendered his
resignation as a member of the State Civil
Service Commission. Mr. Manning is
managing editor of the Albany Argut,
which was deprived of the title, prestige and
emoluments of being designated the State
paper, when said title wis conferred upon
the Albany Evening Times, the other day.
Mr. Manning's letter of resignation con
tained nine words only, and gave no reason
for his course, nor this the Government
given any prior notice of such an act on Mr.
Manning's part. ,
Mr. Manning was seen this evening by
The Dispatch correspondent, and asked
why he resigned. He"replied that he rould
not compromise himself alter what had re
cently occurred by remaining in the Civil
Service Commission as an appointee of the
Government "When asked if he considered
it a personal matter between GovernouHill
and nimself, and desired to have it under
stood that he felt that the Government was
instrumental in taking the(titleof State
paper lrom the Argui, and that he had
therefore resigned, Mr. Manning said:
"That is the mostnatural inference to be
drawn. It has been said that my price is
2,000, the salary of a Civil Service Com
missioner. I desire to have it understood
that $200,000 or any other price cannot buy
me. It is not the patronage which the
Argus desires, but the prestige which can
not properly belong to a paper which has
persistently jrun the knife into the Demo
cratic party, and which stabbed Daniel
Manning." NMr. Manning added, that, feel
ing ns be did about the State paper matter,
he conld not consistently remain a State ap
pointee of the Government
Governor Hill to-day appointed "William
A. Poste as Civil Service Commissioner, to
succeed General Daniel E. tickles, re
signed. Mr. Poste, previous to bis appoint
ment, resigned as First Deputy Attorney
General, and Attorney General Tabor ap
polned Isaac H. Maynard, ex-First Anssist
ant Secretary of the United States Treas
ury, in Mr. Poste's place.
TROUBLE IN BKAZIL.
Report Thnt the New Government Is Not
Procrcnlnjr Smoothly An Official
Statement That the Bevolt Waa
Only a Drunken Mutiny.
rSITCTiX SXUCFBX1C TO TUX DISFATCK.1
NewYoek, December 20. Cable dis
patches received by many mercantile bouses
here to-day confirmed the reports that
all was not going well with the new
Government in Brazil, and that serious
trouble was anticipated. For the first time
since the outbreak of the revolution the
merchants to whom the news comes
refuse to allow their names to
be printed. All stated that the
cablegrams received were very brief, gave
no particulars, and bore evident marks of
the new Government's censorship over the
cable news sent out Tnere were no reports
of .actual riot or bloodshed, hut the cables
indicated that riots and bloodshed were
"It was plainly indicated," said one mer
chant, "that there was thought to be politi
cal trouble ahead which 'would interfere
considerably with commercial affairs and
with shipments. It was intimated that the
dliotiafacHoa -'b fr1lWMrig(Yfri..r.. I
A. cablegram from London says: The
Brazilian Legation in this city has re
ceived a cable dispatch from the Gov
ernment at Bio Janeiro in
structing the representatives here
to guard the public against erroneous reports
concerning events in BraaiL The dispatch
says the report spread yesterday of a mutiny
among the troops arose from the fact that
some soldiers who, in the absence of their
officers had been drinking, had revolted.
They, however, immediately surrendered,
and the incident ended. The Government
says that order will be firmly maintained
and that justice will be done to all.
CONFESSED TOO LATE.
A Murderer Who Eacaped HubbIbk by Not
Remembering In Time
ISFZCIAX. TXXEOBAX TO THZ DISrATCB.1
Hew Xoek, December 20. Giovanni
Seiscenti, a shoemaker, quarreled in his
shop about a year ago with Henry Kowak,
a peddler,and stabbed bim in the back with,
a shoe knife. 27owak died. During his
trial Seiscenti supported his counsel to de
fense of insanity by proposing to remember
nothing at all of the murder. He was con
victed of murder in the second degree.
"When arraigned for sentence to-day, he as
tounded every one in court "by saying: "I
killed Kowak because he insulted the
daughter of my master. My master went
down town and left the child in my cate.
Kowak came in and insulted her, and I
District Attorney Fellows quickly de
clared that if the prisoner had made that
statement durine his trial he would have
been found guilty of murder in the first
degree. In sentencing Seiscenti to impris
onment for life, the Judge remarked that
the pnnishment was entirely inadequate, in
view of the prisoner's confession.
SMOTflEEED IS TEE HOLD.
Two Prominent Cuizrna Asphyxiated by
Gil In n Ship. .
San Feancisco, December 20. Two
well-known citizens were asphyxiated in the
hold of the British ship Dnrham here this
afternoon. Fire broke out in the hold of
the Durham a few days ago, but was extin
guished after a slight damage to the ship.
Heavy rain for the past few days made it
necessary to cover the batches, and gas ac
cumulated. This afternoon Captain Free
man, surveyor for the Lloyds', Mr. F. E,
Catton and Grain Inspector Gove went into
the hold to ascertain the amount of damage
to the cargo of grain.
A few minutes later Gove came up the
hatchway exhausted, and reported that his
companions veie smothering. A seaman
was immediately lowered into the hold and
fastened the ropes by which Freeman and
Catton were drawn up. Both 'died soon
Seven Thousand Men and Bora Out of Work
In the Hfaamokla DUtrlct.
Shamokin, Pa., December 20. This
evening work was stopped at Keilson shaft
and Bnckridge collieries, owing to
the state of the coal , trade.
The collieries now idle are
North Franklin, C. A. Ermon, Keilson,
Hickory Eidge, Hickory Swamp, Lancaster,
Bnckridge and Morris Bidge. These mines
employ 7,000 men and boys. .
Unarmed Christiana Killed In Crete,
AtHEXS, December 20. Chakir, the
Governor of Crete, sent a mixed Turkish
and Christian commission to Eethymo to
investigate the proceedings there, and it has
confirmed tbe report that three gendarmes
had killed several unarmed Christians.
E3TOLABA BELLE in to-morrow's
DISPATCH gives some inter
toc fty Ywrk ,, , -
f Ije pttplm
Of the Atrocltlea Attrlbsted to Blm brHla
EneIe-Only Four Ken Ware
Executed Daring the
London, December 20. Sir Francis De
Winton has made public a long letter -written
tb bim by Stanley, dated Osalala,
August 3L In it Stanley objects very
strongly to the tone of a batch of newspaper
cuttings be liad received, which commented
with an utter lack of common sense, and a
total disregard of accuracy, upon his
expedition. He dwells upon Emin's inde
cision, which cost him a journey, otherwise
unnecessary, ot 1,300 miles lor Bartelot
He justifies the payment of a salary of' 30
pounds sterling per month to Tippoo Tib as
a means for avoiding a desolating war, and
declares that if both parties are honest in
the maintenance of the agreements he. may
continue peaceful for an indefinite period.
He- rebukes those persons in England
who had loit faith in his steadfastness of
purpose to such a degree as to give credit to
rumors that he was marching in the direc
tion of Khartoum. He dwells at much
length upon the case of Bartelot and re
moves the impression produced by previous
letters reflecting upon the Major's con
duct ""Bartelot was ignorant of the language ol
the people, and his interpreter may haye
"been false and occasioned a coolness between
men and the Major which was never over
come and led to his death. .Stanley recites
in detail the instructions given to Bartelot,
and finally denies with much emphasis the
alleged Congo atrocities of the Manyema,
the cannibalism and the story of photo
graphing women during execution. Dur
ing the whole expedition he executed only
Kill tho Brakeman Who Attempt! to Foil
Their Purpose The Expreia Car
Looted, bat Only $42
Temple, Tex., December 20. The west
bound passenger train on the San Angelo
branch of the Santa Fe was held up this
morning early at Bang's station, 32 miles
west of this city. "While the train was
standing at the station, the train guard,
Al "Wolf, was standing on the ground
when he saw four men coming toward
him. He thought they were passengers un
til they were close up, when they drew their
Eistols and ordered him to throw up his
ands. They then struck bim and knooked
him down. He attempted to cross the train
but when on the platform they Knocked
him against the door of the coach.
The noise attracted the attention of
Brakeman Penn, who, upon stepping to the
platform, snatched the guard's pistol and
fired into the gang of robbers. The robbers
returned the fire, shooting Penn three times
in the body, mortally wounding him. After
the shooting the robbers compelled the
guard to uncouple the express car from the"
next coach, and ordered the engineer to run
ahead to a point distant, where the express
car was robbed.
Only about 42 was obtained by the rob
bers. Ko arrests have jet been made, but it
is believed that the robbers will soon be
overtaken, as pursuit was started imme
diately with Bloodhounds, and it is scarcely
possible for them to get away far. Mr.
Penn, the brakeman, died at Goldthwaite,
whither be was" taken at 8 o'clock this morn
ing. He lost his life in a noble attempt to
defend the train.
A Deiperado Attempt to Clean Out the
Town With Lively Result.
St. Louis, December 20. Excitement
ran very high in the little fown of Collins
ville, HI., a few miles from this city, last
night Dempsey Barco, a tough character,
living near by, became intoxicated and un
dertook to clean out the town. Between 8
and 9 o'clock he rode up and down Main
street, firing his revolver in all directions as
be went, and defying anyone to arrest him.
"Wesley Beaver, engineer at Jung's flouring
mills, who was standing quietly on the
corner of 'the street was struck by one of
the shots, the ball taking effect in the knee,
and making a very ugly wonnd.
Armed posses were soon formed to arrest
him, and although several shots were fired
at Barco from "Winchester rifles, shotguns,
etc., and his horse shot from under bim,
he managed to escape. The citizens and offi
cers are making a vigorous search for him.
A short time before reaching town Barco
bad a fuss with one Baiser Heineman, whom
he shot and killed.
BLACKMAILED HIS CLEEK.
The Charge Brought Agnlnat a Member of
tbe "Indiana Legislature.
Goshen, iND.-f December 20. Colonel
C. G. Conn," of Elkhart, proprietor of the
Elkhart horn factory, and joint representa
tive fnyn Elkhart, Noble and Steuben
counties, was indicted by the grand jury
for blackmail. He is charged with writing
a letter to Henry B. Sherwood, his confiden
tial clerk, charging him with having ap
propriated $10,000 in chattels, cash and
seenrities, and threatening prosecution to
tbe fullest extent of the law if not returned
by November 1, 1889.
The letter also implicates the wife of
Sherwood in the matter, and states among
other thincs that the money was used for
the education of his daughter. A bitterly
Contested case will ensue.
M'EEAN ALREADI CONFIRMED.
No Trouble About the Quay Nomination In
rsrECLU. TELxaaxu to the dispatch. i
"Washington. December 20. No time
was lost in confirming Senator Quay's
choice for the Pittsburg postoffice.
The following' is the list of the
Pennsylvania postoffice confirmations:
J. S. McEean, Pittsburg; G. A. Strerker,
Mt. Carmel; J. J. Spaulding, Towanda; J.
C. Hilton, Erie; Elwood Geist, Lancaster;
Eobert Chadwick, Chester; John Field,
Philadelphia; J. N. Marshall, Bryn Mawr.
SJLVEE WElGHiXG A TON
Lost From a Delivery Truck la the Streets
ol New "Fork.
New Yobk, December 20. Two silver
bars worth $40,000 were lost off a
trnck here to-day while on transit
from the American Exchange Na
tional Bank to the Cnnard steamship
dock. A load of 1400,000 worth ot silver
was being sent to the steamship Umbria for
shipment to England when two of the bars
At their intrinsic value the bars should
each weigh more than halt a ton.
Very Warm Weather la the South.
New Orleans, December 20. The
weather continues warm, partly cloudy and
threatening rain. Maximum temperature
yesterday 76, to-day 72, making 17 con
secutive "days thaVthe temperature has been
70 or above tbe warmest period on record
in December in New Orleans.
Death en 'the Track.
Mobile, Ala., December
.north-bound freight on the Louisville and
Nashville road was! wrecked, this innrning
at,Orange , Grove, killing? Enginer "Pierce
OT0m IWIMiy KWV rMV - VBWBl
TITTSBUEG, SATTJKDX ., DECEMBER T21 1889 TWELVE
LUKED TO HIS BOOl.
ThWy of the Chicago jPolice in tie
BUTCHEIED IN HIS OWN CELLAR.
hThirtyFiTe Thrusts From a Yery Shan?
Knife Found in? His Body.
HIS WIFE GUARDED BT POLICEMEN.
Ho CUsixes Ajalnst Her, but She's Hot Thiraznt Abate
The Chicago police have a theory in the
Mantwiil murder case. They think the
murdered man was lured'to his doom. A
woman supposed to be in thf case. The
murder was a butchery. Thirty-five cuts
were found in Mantwill's body.
israelii, txlxgram to tits dispatch.!
Chicago, December 20. Ten police offi
cers worked all day to-day injian 4 effort to
get some clew of the mvsterious assassin
who killed big Max Mantwiil, in the cellar
of his own house, at 8:20 o'clock last night
The murder was as atrocious as that of Dr.
Cronin. Mantwiil and wife and their
three children lived ott the first floor ot a
cottage at No. 10 Pleasant street -
Max came home from bis work about t
o'clock last night He was dressed in a
pair of cheap trousers, a faded red flannel"
shirt and a pair ot heavy shoes. Alter he
ate his evening meal his wife sent him down
cellar to get some clothes which were drying
there. Bareheaded and poorly clad as he
was, tbe brawny laborer opened the door of
his cottage, walked through a dark, narrow
passageway, to the entrance ot the cellar,
and then passed from sight into the black
hole. He was never seen alive again.
KILLED VS THE BABE".
Concealed somewhere in the unlighted
cellar was the assassin who pounced upon
the man with a knife. The weapon had
been sharpened for just -such murderous
work. It cut like a razor, and in the hands
of so desperate a fiend, inflicted the most
, The murderer must have known that Max
Mantwiil was coming. It was probably his
intention to cut his victim's throat with one
sweep of the keen weapon, make his escape,
and leave it to be inferred that Mantwiil
committed suicide. But the big laborer
made a fight for his life. He clutched his
armful of clothes about his .face, and longht
his foe in the dark. There must have been
a desperate struggle, for tbe earth was torn
where the shoes of the men slipped ard
scraped. The murderer must also have
been maniacal in his fury, for the .strength
or so big a man as Mantwiil would have
availed hiu in a fight with an ordinary
The knife searched the laborer's vitals at
nearly every thrust It pierced the clothing
he held in his arms, and entered his heart
It cnt tbe feniural and carotid arteries, and
severed the windpipe. Both arms were
nearly cut off, a portion of one ear was sev
ered, and the wounds on arms and hands
showed that the dying man fought in a tor
rent of blood.
COOLKESS OF THE MUEDEKEB.
Thirty-five -cuts were in his, body before
th e murdererastfitjdgjieviaitgjbjja ran rntt; theT-ioom-cTvini;
Aras dead. Then he coollv wiped his
weapon on the clothes which had been torn
from Jlantwill's arms, and brushed his way
through the drying linen to a' little slide
window which leads out upon another
The assassin was acquainted with the ex
its of the low, dark cellar. He had only
to step over his victim to escape by the door
way through which he entered, and he knew
there was a little window in tbe north wall,
and through the" curtain of clothes between
himself and this narrow exit he brnshed bis
way, leaving the blood imprints of his
hands upon the sheets, posts and window
casement. He carried his knife with him.
There was blood in the passage wav which
even the rain had failed to erate when the
officers came. The murder mnst have been,
smeared with the blood, for the hemorrhage
from his victim's wounds was terrible.
Mrs. Mantwiil sat in the big room just
above the spot where her husband was
battling for his life. She is a comely wo
man. She says she did not hear any scuf
fling. All she claims to have heard was a
groan, and when she heard this noise she
ran dowh to the cellar and found her hus
band lying dead in a pool ot blood,swhich
covered the entrance to the cellar.
PEOCLAIMINO THE MUEDEB.
Then she ran screaming to the flat in the
front building occupied by Thomas Bobin
son and his family. Her little boy, crying
that bis father had shot himself, accom
panied her. -Robinson lighted a big lamp
and walked through the rain in his stocking
feet to tbe cellar. As soon as he saw the
corpse he called for the police.
Bruno Eberling, a carpenter, whose rela
tions with Mrs. Mantwiil often caused com
ment, has been arrested, but there is as yet
no proof that he committed the murder. The
woman is guarded in her borne by two po
licemen. There is a theory that an insane
man who has been wandering about the
scene of the tragedy killed the big Prussian,
but the police are working on the belief
that there is a woman in the case, and that
Mantwiil was Inred to his doom.
SIITI MILLION ACRES.
Jodge Brewer Makca a Decision Involving
That Quantity of Land.
. Kansas City, December 20. By sus
taining a demurrer, Judge Brewer, of the
United Stales Court, to-day decided a point
involving the main issue in the famous
Beales' Land Grant case, which involves
60 million acres of land in Colorado, New
Mexico and Texas. The title of the case
pending is: Inter-State Land Company
against the Maxwell Land Grant Company,
also Maxwell Land Grant Company against
Yinoente Pncteca and others. Tbe decision
is favorable to Maxwell in that it holds that
the grant to die Inter-State Land Company,
cannot hold for the reasons that concessions
made by Mexico were never completed.
Beales bad no title to any land except
what was set off to him by the Mexican
Government as an empresario, as Beales
claimed and deeded the entire tract of land
granted. Judge Erewer holds that the
Mexican Government limited the quantity
of land to be held by one person to 11
leagues square; that in the Beales grant
there was a stipulation that 200 families
should occupy it
AN 0L1TE BBA.NOH TO FRANCE.
Italy Remove the Tariff Restriction! to
Propitiate Her Neighbor
Home, DecemberO. In the Chamber of
Deputies to-day tfle abolition of differential
duties against France was approved by a
vote of 170 to 65- Premier Crispi said, that
Italy in taking this action desired to show
that she did not wish a tariff war with
France. In view of the current opinion in
France, however, he thought there was
little reason to hppe that Italy-wonld obtain
injhe neat future equally favorable treat
ment, ' u.
The Jtifoma denies that Ital v. has any in
tention to seize tbe Port of Agig oaibe Be'd
Sea. rtaly.it says, is acting in concert with
Ehglandt on all African qBeetfoac, and
coutdnotiseek&eBopelm la toad.witai
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AimOUS JO EXELAIft
Eleven or the Cronin, Jurors Will Make a
Statement to the Public They Be
lieve That the System
Should be Changed.
Chicago, December 20. "A statement
of all that transpired in the jury room will
be prepared in a day or two," said Juror
Bontecou this morning, "and then the
public will know just what occurred."
'Will the statement be signed by the 12
"By 11, not 12. One of the jurymen, I
won't say who, is now engaged in getting
expressions from the rest of the jurors re
garding a statement to the public. Five,
including myself, have already agreed to
the proposition, and I know from my ac
quaintance with the rest that they will be
pleased to give the public the full facts.,
"I'll tell you one thing, and that is, all
the jury are thoroughly disgusted with, the
jury system of 'this State. Ihope thiscase
will stir up such a commotion and talk that
it will all end a a change of the law. The
jnry system compelling a unanimity, of
opinion on a case is simply rotten.
"The bailiffs kept pretty close to ns all the
time," he said, "but occasionally things
happened that should not havev For
instance, I was allowed to go home and see
my wife several times. On one of those
occasions a prominent man a very promi
nent man managed ' to "" get close
enough to me to say, without tbe bailiff
hearing it: 'Now, do your duty and hang
every one of 'em.' On another occasion an
other friend of one of the jurors, who got
close enough, said to him: 'If you don't
hang 'em all we'll give it to you.' Now, of
course, we onght not to have, heard this, but
it did not influence us one way or the other,
but it gave us an idea of the feeling outside;
bat it's all over now." ,
ONE OF THE BLACKEST- EEC0EDS.
A French Criminal Whose .Career la Full of
rsrxctu. txxxobax to thx dispatch.)
New Yobk, December20. Francis Xa
vier Picavez, alias Frank: Franklin, a
notorious French jailbird who was arrested
at the Pardee mines, near Phillipsburg, Pa.,
Wednesday night, was brought to town and
locked up in the Ludlow street jail to-day.
Pieavez has one pf the blackest records in
the annals of French crime. His career is
one of adventure, devilish cunning, and
audacity. The Marquis de Chambrun, Con
sul for the French Government in this city,
on whose authority Picavez was arrested,
said to-day that he is advised by his Gov
ernment that Picavez has been guilty of no
less than 64 burglaries. His last crime, the
one for which heis at present under arrest,
was the murder of a wealthy Frenchman
and his daughter on a country highway in
The necessary extradition papers will be
issued at once, as there seems not to be the
shadow of donbt of his guilt. The Marquis
de Chambrun hopes to return bim to France
on the City of Paris next week.
AN INSAflE MOTHER'S ACT.
She Take Carbolic Acid and Tries to Give
It to Her Little Child.
rsrxctiL TXIXGRAX TO.TIIB DISPATCH. 1
New-Yobk, December 20. Mrs. Cath
arine E. Bohn, the wife of a German tailor,
Lwho livesat 422 East Ninth street,leaned from
the bed, last night and with a cry of "Now
I've got'you," filled a tumbler with crude
carbpliipicid and drank it down, Her6-
Mrs. Bohn, 'again filled the glasS.anaV was
about to make the child, drink the acid,
when her husband "entered and prevented
her. Mrs., Bohn was taken to Beilevue
Hospital, where, an hour later. Dr. Me
Alpine pronounced her out of danger.
Seven years ago this woman was married
to Mr. Bohn, then a widower, with one
grown-up daughter. After the birth of their
child, Mrs. Bohn began to show unmistaka
ble signs of insanity. "Within the last two
or three days she has acted so strangely that
her husband has been afraid to eat or drink
anything prepared by her. She will be
taken to court to-morrow morning.
KILEAIN'S JOLLY TIME AS CONVICT.
He Will Hunt and Fish With, the Jovial
Leasee of the Prisoners.
rsrZCIAI. TKLEOKAM TO TBI DIBFATCn.l
Jacksok, Miss., December 20. Jake
Eilrain, who was last week sentenced by
the Marion Connty Court to two months
imprisonment, and to pay a fine of 200,
was here to-dav to see Governor Lowry and
pray for a pardon. It is .unnecessary to
state that be did not succeed in convincing
the Governor that he was a proper subject
for Executive clemency.
Many prominent citizens of Jackson and
elsewhere, are interested in behalf of the de
feated pagilist, but they are wasting their
breath. The Supreme Court will con
firm the verdict of Judge Terrell's court at
Purvis, and Eilrain will spend two months
hunting and fishing with Charlie Eicb, the
lessee ot the Marlon county prisoners.
THE LONE HIGHWAYMAN CAUGHT.
California Stages Could Now Wend Their
Ways In Fence.
San Feancisco, December 20. A man
giving the name of Charlie Williams was
arrested here this afternoon by the detec
tives. He is believed to be a man who at
different times dnring the past few weeks
has successfully robbed four stages in the
northern part of California. The methdds
pursued in the robberies indicate the robber
in each case was identical.
In his sudden flight after robbing the
Bedding stage last month he left a blanket
behind him. A merchant here to-day iden
tified William3 as the man to whom he sold
the blanket It has been ascertained that
soon alter each robbery a man answering to
his description was registered at a hotel
here under the name of C. "W. Moore.
FILLING UP THE PEN.
Brooklrn Faith Carlsts Dally Sent Up by
rsrxcuLi. tileq ram to the dispatch. '
2TEW Yobk, December 20. The Brooklyn 1
faith enrfsta continue to have hard luck.
The punishment yesterday meted out to Ann
Jensen, John Jensen and Maria Peterson,
for refusing to administer medicine, pre
scribed to a sick child, was supplemented
to-day. OleLarsen'was fined $500 by Judge
Tighe for neglecting to treat his ill daughter
as a doctor directed.
Larsen accepted tbe sentence with a re
signed air, only saying, that as he had no
money, he would have to go to the penitentiary-
ENGLAND BLUFFING P0ETUGAL. ,
The Marquis of Salisbury Blakes Some De
cidedly Arrosant Remarks.
LISBON, December 20. The Marquis of
Salisbury's note in response to a recent
communication of Portugal has been pre
sented to Senor Goma9flhe Minister of
Foreign Affairs'. It calls upon the Portu
guese Government to repudiate the action
of its agents oh tbe Zambesi river, and de
mands a'restorationr of the" status duo as it
existed before the recent expedition' of
Major Serpa Pinto. "
row DISPATCH. dteefwMS 'th
Attorney General Miller Himself
Curtly Admits, that Fact,
THE JEANETTE CONTRADICTIONS,
It is Implied, Are Due to One of These Yery
LOTS OP NEW- BILLS IN THE HOUSED
b Cashier Eileott Indicted for Grand larceny and
Treasury Department officials can't say
whether any further action will be; taken in
the Jeannette glass works case. Attorney
General Miller is quite curt on the subject.
Another big batch of bills introduced in. the
House. Bills for a postal telegraph intro
duced in, the Senate and House. '
"WASHiKQioir, December 20, Solicitor
Hepburn, of tho Treasury Department, was
absent In New York to-day, and of the'two
other officials of the'Government present at
the hearing of the Jesnnette glass men yes
terday, namely, Secretary "Windom and At
torney General Miller, neither would give
any intimation to-day whether any consul
tation would be held to consider the matter
presented at the hearing, or whether any
further action would be taken, excejit to
permit the prosecntion to proceed.
The Attorney General was asked to-day
by the correspondent of The Dispatch if"
it were not somewhat unusual for the Gov
ernment to order a prosecution of a law
breaker, after a careful analysis of the evi
dence, and then afterward listen to argu
ments from the defense why the prosecution
should not proceed.- The Cabinet official,
who was looking very bilious, answered
irritably that the correspondent's opinion
was just as good as his, and after the States
men! of this self-evident fact, he added that
he supposed if the Government thought it
had made a mistake it could take measures
to satisfy itself on that point ,
Secretary "Windom, who is always the
soul of courtesy and good- feeling, said
pleasantly that nothing conld be said of the
case. The hearing, was held, and nothing
further, had been done. He could not say
when anything would be done, or if at all.
A BIG BATCH OF BILLS
Introduced Yesterday la the House, a Num
ber of Local Interest.
rFBOH A. 8TATF COEEISFOXDKHT.l
"Washington, December 20. Another
large batch of bills was introduced in the
House to-day. Among them were the fol
lowing of local interest to Pennsylvania:
By Mr. O'Neill, a bill to adjudicate tbe
claim of Jacob J. Vandergrift, of Oil City,
Pa., fbrthelossofthesteamUug Bed Fox,
while in the service of the United States
during the. late war, provided that tbe
amount does not exceed f6,000. By Mr.
"Watson, a hill to pay to the
heirs of A. Lawrenea, Foatar. IM.
"840" for' -the use and. occupancy of
labd in Fairfax; county, Va.. during the
war. A. bill to payPardon "Worsley S15.
000, partly for property taken by the Gov
ernment and partly to pay him for His serv
ices in breaking up the system of blockade
runners between Baltimore" and "Washing;
ton. By Mr. Craig, a bill granting a pen
sion to Ann Buffner- A similar bill was
introduced in the Senate by Mr. Quay.
Mr, Scranton introduced a bill to in
crease the amount appropriated for the
erection of a public building in Scranton by
(225,000, the original sum appropriated by the
last Congress beiug $75,000. By Mr. Bayne,
a joint resolution for the printing of 25,000
copies of tbe address of Chief Justice Fuller
on the occasion of the centennial of the in
auguration of George "Washington,
A POSTAL TELEGRAPH SERVICE,
Upon Limited Lines, Amonff the Nens Future
:rnoM X STAFT COBBIBFOXDEKT.l
1 "Washington, December 20. Mr. Eing
hamof Pennsylvania, in the House, and
Mr. Cullom in the Senate, to-day intro
duced a bill to establish a limited postal
telegraph service. The bill authorizes the
Postmaster General to contract for five
years with any existing telegraph com
pany for the use of its lines for the
transmission of postal messatres between"
frqe delivery offices, the Postmaster General
having authority to determine between what
points the lines shall run. The messages are
to be prepaid with stamps at rates to be fixed
bv the Postmaster General, and are to be de
livered by the letter carriers upon the first
mail delivery after they are received, and at
such other times as the Postmaster General
Several measures of a similar kind were
introduced in the last Congress, bnt nothing
came of them. This year, however, Mr.
Bingham will be the Chairman of the House
Committee on Postoffices and Post Eoads, to
which the bill was referred. This fact
assures the consideration ot the proposition,
and the favorable report upon it to the
EANDALL NOT IET A MEMBER.
Tbe Oath Slay be Administered to Hlra at
' His Home.
rsrxciAX tslxquau to tbx dispatch.
"Washington, December 20. There is
some-question about Mr. Eandall being able
to draw his stationery account and mileage,
'since he has" not yet taken his oath of office.
To cure this difficulty it is proposed to depu
tize sonfe official of the House to administer
the oath to him at his residence. It is prob
able that Mr. Bandall will object to this,
but it has a precedent in the case of Mr.
Aiken of South Carolinawho was too 111 to
come to "Washington, and took the .oath at
Mr. Bandall is able to move about his
house, and would come to tbe capital to
take the oath, but for the determined oppo
sition of his physician.
A BLOW TO CATTLE TEUST8.
Congressman Lester'sBlll to Declare Their
,. Organization UnlnwfoL
"Washington, December 20.-Mr. Les
ter, of "Virginia, introduced in tha House
to-day a bill declaring unlawful a combina
tion of any nnmber of persons or amount of
capital in any respect whatever, for the pur
pose of governing the price in the purchase
and sale of stock cattle, beef cattle on foot,
or dressed beef ,
It also declares to be uniaxial the offer
ing for sale dressed beef which has been
slanghtered.more than 36 hours, and shipped
mote than 500 miles. It also imposes a
penalty for a. violation of .the provisions, of
Hurrah nBd Jarrelt CenSrmed.
rwrctxi. TXLxqiux to mt dki'a.tch.i
"Washington, December" ,20. Among
the late confirmations by the SeMte, to-4y,
were those ef John Jarrett to'fce Consul at
BinsUh', Engla-nd, and Jeseph A.
Barra: Ji&rHU T! easst .uwvna, as f
SOMETHINGr.IOSEE. WTHODIST 'EEVIfAL
The Faa-AmerlcaMsWltBets a Ran by the
New York Fire Department Ban-
queted at Delmealco'a ln
t the Evening-.
itPXCIAITXLXORAH TO THX DI8rATCH.t
New Yobk, December 20. The visit of
the Pan-Americans ended as it began, with
a day of rainless fog and chilling atmos
phere, but the entertainment provided was
of spch absorbing interest that the
party quite forgot the discomforts of
the weather, even when exposed to them
in watching the outdoor evolntions of the
fire department Several hours were spent
fn inspecting the two departments of Public
Safety, and the visitors saw much to
awaken their wonder1 and admiration.
They left the hotel soon after
10 o'clock, and visited first the
fire - department headquarters on Sixty
seventh street The electric alarm system
was,examined with great interest, and by
rare good' fortune they saw a practical demon
stration of its working. An alarm happened
to be rung while the visitors were present,
and the automatic transmission of the signal
excited a lively interest, and especially
amonir tbe lalies. Other workings of the
department were admired and wondered at
Escorted by Commissioner Yoorhis and
Inspector. Williams, the visitors walked to
the Seventh Begiment Armory and spent
an hour in watching a splendid display of
the military training of a battalion of "the
finest" Ten companies, of 32 men each,
beside the officers, abont 400 men in all,
took part,Vnd in steadiness, precision and
soldierly bearing, the regiment rivaled the
performance of the crack Seventh on the
From the armory the vfsitors drove to
Union Square. Inspector Steers, with 100
men, had cleared the broad thoroughfare on'
tbe north side of the square, and
tbe visitors took convenient positions
for witnessing the response of the
fire department to an alarm. Senor Aragon
opened alarm box 428, and pulled the hook
at jnst 1:04. In 60 seconds engine 14 dashed
into the inclosure from its station. Fire
Chief McCabe came at the same moment
in his wagon. The engine reached a hydrant,
a line of hose was laid and a stream of
water was flying into the air jnst
two minutes after the signal was
sent out In three minutes engines
5 and 16 arrived simultaneouslyon the other
side of. the inclosure, and trucks 3 and 12
and a water tower came about the
same time, and a line of hose was carried
upon the roof of the Everett House,
and a stream was soon deluging that build
ing, while the water tower sprinkled the
watching crod 200 feet away on Broadway.
At-iaO o'clock the visitors returned to
the hotel for lunch. They spent the after
noon according to individual inclination.
Most ot the party accepted an invita
tion to visit the Yanderbilt Art Gal
lery at 4 o'clock. The delegates were
received by "William E. and Cornelius
Yanderbilt and Chauncey M. Depew.
They visited not only the art gallery, bnt
tbe entire mansion, and an elesant colla
tion was spread for them. The culminating
event of the week's entertainment,
and it was a brilliant finale, was the banquet
at Delmonico's, this .evening, tendered by
the Spanish-American Commercial Union.
Two hundred gentlemen gathered abont the
KETYOEKIN A FOG,.
tygsyfcHmf 1 fry "Pvst
"T TwoFerry Baa 'olHde
road Wreck la New
israelii. txtxgbaJc to thx dhpatch.1
New Yobk, December 20. A thick,
sticky fog enveloped the city, the suburbs,
and the. upper bay all to-day. All the
ferry boats were delayed and street traffic
was impeded by all sorts of, blocks and
tangles. This afternoon the ferry boats
Princeton and Moonacbie, collided on the
North river. TbeMoonachie left her Ho
boken slip at 10 o'clock and started for
Barclay. When in the middle of the river
the Princeton suddenly loomed up in the
fog. Both boats backed water, but the col
lision could not be averted. They came to
gether with a terrible crash. The Moona
cbie had 15 feet of her bow planking torn
away. One man was struck with a bit of
flyine iron, but not seriouslv injured. He
was the only person hurt There were about
300 passengers on each boat Many were
women ana some 01 mem laiuieu.
On 'the East river several tugs and
lighters had hair-breadth escapes from col
lisions. The Staten Island boats had the
greatest difficulty in making their slips.
Two of them gave up the job entirely, and
got tug boats to tow them in. Trains on the
elevated roads were rnn at half speed.
Tbe fog was responsible for an accident
which occurred this- morning at Garfield, N.
Jn on the Bergen connty branch ot the
Erie Bailroad. At 6 o'clock one ireight
train ran into another with a frightful
crash. Dozens of cars were wrecked, and
one unfortndate train hand was so badly
crushed that his injuries will prove fatal.
Traffic was delayed until 12 o'clock, and
hundreds of passengers bound for New York
were compelled to walk three miles across
country to Passaic, to get trains for the
A DEED FOB MAST MILLIONS.
One of the Lnrgest Docnmonts of the Kind
Ever Seen In Clnclnnntl.
rsrxciAi. txlxqbax to tux jispatch.i
Cincinnati, December 20. One of the
largest deeds ever filed in Cincinnati was
filed to-day. It isa deed from the receiver
to Edward Bacon, James Sloan, Jr., and
John F. Cowen, for ?5,000,000, for the Iran
chise and property of the Cincinnati, "Wash
ington and Baltimore Bailroad, with all its
branches an rolling stoct, which was re
At the same time a deed was filed from
the above grantees to Judson .Harmon, Ed
ward "W. Strong, John F. Winslow, "Will
iam E. Jones and Edward Colstan, for the
same property, for 535,600,000. This ii to
taken insecurities and stock of the new
TROUBLE FEARED IN OKLAHOMA.
Tha United States Troops Have Been Ap
pealed to for protection.
Toeeka, Kan., December 20.-The
United States Deputy Marshal received to
day from the Chief Deputy of Oklahoma
City the following telegram:
Telegraph Colonel Snyder to havo troops as
sist: deputies patrol this town to-night An
The following dispatch was sent at once
to Colonel Snyder, Commander of the United
States troops in Oklahoma:
Deputy Marsaal Walker telegraphs to 'this
office that he ears tronnle. and asks patrol
assistance from you. Please confer with bim
anoMjender required assistance.
Hondreds Implicated la the Plot.
London, December 20. News it re
ceived that many hundreds .of arrests have
bee Made in Corea in consequence of the
discovery of a plot made by the chief
eunoea to assassinate the Eing.
StteoK Indicted on Two Charges.
"Washington. Deeember 20. The-.grand.
jury to-day indicted , C. E. Silcott,' late
eaehwref the office of Serzeant-at-Araas of
e, Ve of Bepttee&tfttivesrfer. grand lr-
inriM MTBorv. ril
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LET8, FQSALES. ETC., FOB? &
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lu-nunnun,!! i. - i
landed la at t&V main advertising 5 irj
gui DISPATCH. Fifth avenue,, np to
That is "Creating Quite a Breeze fn(tha
Quiet Town of Bedford.
THE OTHER MINISTERS OBJECT
To the Plan of Operations Pursued by .the
Disciple of Weslej. ' J '
EVEN THE 0PEBA HOUSE CB0WDED'0CTf
3- -'' ""&
All tie People Attending: the Heetiazsftae Success iy
Eev. M. L. Smyzer, of Bedford, is con- '
ducting a revival that has been 40 successful""
that thetheaterisclosedandtheotherpastoo -are
preaching to empty "benches. Four of
these ministers have written a letter to him.
protesting against his methods in strong
terms. The matter will probably be re-,
ferred to in all the pulpits to-morrow.
. rSPXCIAI. TXLZQKAW TO THX PtSPATCH.1
BedfObd, Pa., December 20. For 'the
past six weeks the Methodists of Bedford,
led by the pastor, Bev. M. L. Smyzei-Tiave
been carrying on 'one of tbe most successful
religious campaigns, that has ever been
known" in tbe county. Tho interest mani
fested has been remarkable, as already over
150 have been converted.
The Methodist Church has been crowded,
ni&htly, while the) other ministers have been j
propounding the gospel to empty benches,
and the managers of the opera house have
declined to bill any more performances, as
the one that was here recently was almost
compelled to move on to the next town by
foot Tovlay the theme of conversation has
been the letter that was received by Mr..
Smyzer which was quite lengthy, ana was
signed bv Eev. J. E. Andrews,, pastor of
the Presbyterian Church, Eev. Chauncr
Langdon, of the Episcopal, Bev. "W H.
Yalentine, of the Lutheran and Eev. E, L.
Gerhart, of the German Reformed.
STATIN O THEIR OBJECTIONS.
a The contends of the letter briefly stated
are as follows:. They charge that efforts are
made by tbe pastor and members of the
Methodist Church to get the members of the
other churches to attend their revival serv- ,
ices with a view of proselyting. They show,
their unbelief in Methodist revivals, and
call attention to the fact that there- are great
differences of opinion between tha churches
as to tbe proper methods of drawing people
to Christ, and especially theyountr, and that
the services ..in the Methodist Church are
not in harmony with either the doctrines or
customs of their church.
On account of this a Methodist preacher
has no right to advance his idea of religion
to people inclining to other churches with
out permission from the pastors in charge,
and to do otherwise is a trespass of one
church upon another, and that efforts made
I in this direction bring reproach upon the
p ......... r i:s
WIU9C W& AClAVU.
A STBONO BEMONSTBANCE.
They also bold that they are the proper
judges of the religious course to be punned
bytheir people', and remonstrategafnstth'o
pastor and members of tbe Methodist Church
anDroachini? those upon the Question of re-
Iligion who are not strictly: inclined to
Bev, Smyzer and his members fe.el lndig
nanVover the matter. "They-assert that tha '
charge of trying to proselyte is utterly--groundless;
that people are riot asked as to'
their religious belief, and are only -approached
on the questions as to whether
they feel the need of Christ No effort has
been made to. persuade any one to join the'
Methodist Church, converts in every
instance being advised to Join the cnurcn,
but to select the denomination in which they
would feel most at home, and in every
instance where a choice has been madabt;
other churches, Eev. Smyzer has promptly
informed tbe pastor thereof. " '
MB. SJItfZEB'S STATEMENT. ,,
Bev. Smyzer says he is not preaching tha
gospel to any particular denomination, but
that bis mission to preach the gospel to all '.
men who feel the need of Christ and on this ,
line he says he will continue so long as he ii -a
minister. , -
The matter is being discussed on the street;
corners and in all public places, and
it is likjly since the matter has leaked ont
that it will be discussed in all the pulpits oa
Peculiar Action of the- Court la George
Lederer's Abandonment Case.
JSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yobk, December 20. When Miss1
Clara Chester's snit against George- W. '
Lederer, for abandonment, came up before.
Justice Hogan, to-day, for a final adjust
ment, little Abe HummeL G. W. Lederer'
and E. E. Price, his counsel, were all that
were left of the brilliant gathering. Mr. ,
Hummel said: "May it please your Honor,
Inasmuch as the complainant in this case,
my client if now in receipt of a salary, and
is not a charge upon the county, there seems
to be no option left your Honor except to
discharge the defendant in this action. ,
After a few remarks, indicative of his
disapproval tbe position in which ho
found himself, Justice Hogan said: "I dis
charge the defendant this time," with a v
marked emphasis on the "this." This ends
the case for abandonment Mr. Lederer is
still under an indictment for bigamy, and
Mr. Newcombe's suit to annul the marriage
between his dauzhter Florine and Mr.,
Lederer will probably be taken up early
MEMBERS OF A MOB ARRESTED.
Ther Threatened to Lynch a Nearo for
Cruelty to His Fnmllr.
Tqpeka. Kan.. December 20-Last
night a constable brought Thomas Cheedon,'
"Wil Foster, J. N. Whitelow and Andy i
"Whitelow to this city, charged with .at; J
tempting to lynch Harry Knott, colored.'atr
his home at Pauline Wednesday ntsntK'wa
jxnou maae complaint in uuujsb aiuimuu a- fx-m
Court here against nine of a party of 25 tbatr
gatnerea aooui nu nouse, matting ui soruL
of threats; 'JLney threw a rope ilea mva
noose into his house, and ordered his wife to'
throw it about his neck. She refused, andj;
mey iuu& uiiu uufc ww wu. uuj, tuu.
throngh two lines of men, who applied
numerous blows with clubs, etc 1
Alter great torture he was allowed to re-j
turn to his house, bavinz been ordered to?
leave the place within 48 hours. The exnaiW
of the assault is tbe inhuman manner "laUv
which he has treated his wife and children.
The would-be lynchers were unmasked aaaV
maae noenors 10 aisguise meir mentitj.
TRANSPORTATION OF TEAHP3
TtTf.anHrt Tarlflft FFlffht Trala Es9BlaTllll
Hnka a Business of It. "fM
"PT AW9 as Crrr. Decemher 20. Benort hsf
it that the official guillotine is to be to? aetti
sn freight conductors and brakemen of.thejt
Missouri Pacific. A charge is madefhat?1
they have established a recnlar businessnia' j
tbe transportation ot tramps, carrying thea!.!
from place to place at 4 very Hsallettj
Detectives have been workiuz oa tbe oatani
for tome tUse, and, as a result, there is tejiefj
a general onslaught on tbe neaos in aafefH
intendeatCJark's division. The waivaayj
n oeea piecing np every geea- bmk .m
found. ,- - -
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