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OFFICE: No. 3.3 Tonth Street. Thornton's Building.
TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 1, 1870.
JOHN H. OBERLY &CO
. ; siiijHidcousllonumce
The JNiilu I-rlKliHul Tragedy In
I.oiiIhIiuiii tile Sequel of a
Twenty YeiiK I'ciul.
Tho Now OilcanH 'Times,' of this 20lli,
coinmontliig oi Ui killing of. Qon.-J-liN
dull (Into a Confederate hrlgtulo com
tuundyr, In Cittahoulii l'ArlijhJ, by Col.
ChkrleJ MoneH (who Ws'itWu Confed
f erato olllcer,) unym ' i
' i'ho.fcml helwdeii theso Iwo-neigh'hors
comiiiunceil, omu twenty yeurmiKO. In'
mi Inclilont which, though enveloped In
Homo myHtory nn to tho online, wan well
calculated to uniroiidor hitter hostlllllen.
A lady of Nntehez, who was no
Joiimlng at General Lhldull'd house,
conceived hl'Wolf tfroMly Inoulted by
HomuthiiiK which wan rpi'orlcd to bur nn
Imvinc been xalil hy Colonel Jones. Hlic
demnnded of General Llddell to accom
pany her to Jonch', In order to obtain
reparation for the alleged oll'ciieo. Lid
del could not refuse her ieque.it. Arriv
ing In front of Jones houue, hu wm
called to the gate, and u conversation
ensued between him and the lady, which
won terminated by her drawing n pistol
and Miootlng him In the face, and as he
turned to move oU'nuothvr idiot waft fired
Jnto IiIh bojly. ThHe wero very severe
tvouudv turn Colonel Jones wb Inld tip a
longtime with them. Jonc determined
to bold Llddell reHponxiblu for till act.
and ii Kerlcs of threatened assaults and
preparation for duelH and lights between
the prluolpnUand their friends followed.
The whole country was kept disturbed
for ncvcrai yearn by this feud. Hcveral
vr.nr.til .. i.ulllt..il fr.ll.l If fltlfl tllfl tlflT.
i VUlf II II ln ivnwin;" .twin iv, ..... ,
ties all went armed mid mtido arneuala I
of their house. In. apprehension of a-
nuutA. 'Oil one occasion a jmrty wlio was
a friend of Jonen, ami who win reported
to have trone. With othorn. to the town
of Monroe, with u view of etifragln? f 11 a
tight with n party of LldeirH friend, In
returning from town 'In his gig was rhot
and killed in front of (ietiernl LlddeH'it
nlantAtloii. General Is. whs Oh arced
with this homicide, his trial was rviuov
ed to another parish and he was acquit
ted. Shortly before tho war there wns an
armistice nnd an agreement to termln
ate the filed between the two gentlemen
but they never became frlundc or held
any Intercourse) with each other.
Quito recently tho old feud broke out
again from tho (aiiiu unhappy aflUIr
which ed to the melnncholv tragedy of
tho homicide of Mr. John Nixon Tl.U
gontlcman was a friend of Colonel Jnuce,
and although General Llddell hud no
connection with that homicldo, and
there were no friendly relation between
him and tho gentleman at wIiqho hands
Mr. Nixon received his death blow, the
controversy growing out of a contest be
tween Jones and Uddoll for tho poes
slon of tho latter'B property, which had
been Mold under n mortgage and bought,
by Mr. Cam mack, beeameso bitterns
to revive the old hostllltty, ami mlllil
culty has been constantly apprehended
Philadelphia has nu AntlVoman's
Enlistment In the army has been de
cided not to be desertion of a wife.
A man In Allegheny, Pennsylvania,
broke hi arm, a few nights ago,- In pull
ing otrhls boots'.
They havo a beautiful young lady in
Covington who Atnoken hor&lx cigars a
Tho peach trees In Georgia arc In full
bloom and a not very severe frost would
be fatal to the crop.
At Hrhtoli'TeVinesseo, a crasy man In
ttlsts upon attending church with his
fiddle, and no onudaro meddle with him.
Tho German hankers have united and
pstabltxhed a DeiiUcho itauk In Jterlln
with capital of 20,0M,vO0 thalor.
John Neal nays that out of fill discs
bwughl before the Supremo Court of
Mulno In six terms, only ninety went to
, the Jury, That !, tho pooplu preferred
tho doolslon of a Judge' In O-'j caK's, 4
Thero Is a raw In tho Philadelphia
Mercantllo library on the question of
opening on Sunday. It wns1 voted to
open tho library, but the Sabbatarians
tore down tho notices and kept tho doors
A youth of 18, eon of a wealthy Uerlln
merchant, eloped with a fair opera dan
cer, taking SS.OQO of his fathpr's fund
with him. Tho old gentleman pursued
tho pair, and came up with them uftor ft
weok's time, recovering his nou and
Tho workmen of Paris recolyoa very
'small compensation for their labor.
Thus, In 1800, there wero 18,203 females
who earned from 10 to 25 cents a day ;
83,310 who carped from 30 to SO cents a,
lay, and 800 who earned from 00 cents
to SI 40 'a day.
Thero aro 12,000' windmills n constant
uso.ln Holland nt tho present day foe tjio
simple purposo of drainage. Theysaro
almost o( colossial size, cacji UftTrptn ten
mllllons'td ilftn(lllfftii"gal)iins of water
every tweutyfour hour. -,
On tho 20st, Inst. Henry I'ayiio ami a
German In Morganfleld, Ky., near Shaw
ncetowu, III., had a desperate aflrayj fiti
which Payno shot iin'ds hior'tiilly
wounded tho Qormau. Tho. Oer'mau
turned upon his assailant with an Iron
poker, and crushed his skuil. In fifteen
minutes ffoin the commencement of the
I in ICctciiiich. ExpeuHCH, L.cuHeil
lAim and JIhhIiickw.
Tho tweiitv.thlrd annual roport of tho
Dlroctora of tho Peunyslvalna railroad
comtmnv. has been published, and Hots
forth a condition of airalw that certaluly
dlHtlngtlUhcs It as among tho most pros
perous companies In tho world. During
the year J 800 Its carnlncs. ami expeufpa
wcru as follows:
. u.flj' mM
c ininetliif irnitiAU.ii..s a,rtt,Vl,r7
Muthe Power...... :ilr,l,JJ,l.'
The uross revenues for lfeOf) aro equal
to 44s,lb(i O-'-lOO per mile or tho muln
line of railroad.
The wholo humbor of pussenger.s car
rled In 1805 was 3,717,178, and In 1809,
4 U2fl,803 an Increasu In tho number
carried of 4S2,185, or nearly 13 per cent.
Tho average distance traveled by each
piupeuger. was 344 2-100 miles, being
1 3J-100 miles less than in 1S03; show
lug this Increase still to be mainly upon
the local tratllc of the line.
Tho number of tons of freight moved
(Including 410, DM tons of fuel and
other materials transported for the com
pany) was 4,li:,02j-embrucinK 2,329,3.iS
tousofedah The wholo tonnage of tho
t-nllu-nv i.vpciiiIh Hint nl'lfiht veur 1T70.01U
honH. oV- vhloh luoreaso &l,:tOU tuns is
Tho working expeuses of the Hues of
railway leased by this company, nhow u
balauco of receipts over expenxes.
The Interests held by this company In
the Pennsylvania Canal Company is
I hteadlly Improving In value, and when
1 tho enlargement Is complete It will bo-
come a profitable addition to its Invest
ments In other works. Its cost) stands
upon the company's books at S1,101,1M
Tho coal trallloof this company lt grad
ually unstiming large proportions, and al
ready glvei to tho railway a constant
business at rates thatycald a very small
prolltper ton: butou the largo amount
transported '",32J,3jS tousi the not rev
ditto from It h of considerable Import
ance. Upon the Philadelphia and Erie por
tion of the company lines, tblstrafllo Is
chlcllv made up from tho transportation
' anthracite eoal to hupply the demands of
' the oil nnd lake regions, and amounted
In ISO!) to r.S,133tons, exclusive of IC7.3S5
' tons that were sent to Wostorn New York
vhiKlmira. Apnrtlon of thebltumluotu
1 coal llelds Upon this railway cant of the
t tributaries of the Ohio are fayorubly sit
I uated for the Atlantic markets, but they
I have not yet been developed to any ma
teria extent. Tho demand for hltumin
bus coal of tho Allegheny region in tho
Eastern markets has been confined, until
recently, to black-HtnlthK but tho high
price that have prevailed foromo years
for authracito coal lias cruised it to bo in
troduced to alconslderable extent for pio
duolug steam und the manufacture of
iron. From tho limited extent of tho
anthracite llelds and tho greater cost of
mining this variety, it Is reasonable to
Infer that tho consumption of tho bitu
minous coals will continue to Increase on
Upon the main line of the railway and
ItTbrauchcs, tho-movement ot anthru
clto coal lsyot luconsldemblc, whilst the
transportation of tho bituminous has
been largo for the manufacture of gas for
Eastern cltlei and tho purposes already
mentioned. This material exists in In
cxhaustablo quantities along tho Wholo
lino of this railway from tho eummltof
tho Allegheny to Its weftorn terminus,
and lu tho Broad Top Mountain (already
extensively dovoloped) south of Hunt
ingdon, A branch from the main line at
Tyrone to the town of Clearfield outs the
Allegheny coal field, and upon this min
ing is now carried on to a largo extent,
whilst another brunoh also extends from
thosamu point to Eock Haven on tho
Susquehanna river. From Altootin a
branch extends to Hollldaysburg and
Ncwcry, a distance of nine miles. Tho
last two mentioned, in connection with a
portion of thu.tuaiu lino, traverses tho
valley nt tho base, of tho Allegheny
Mountains for seventy miles, commotio
Ing.ou tho weA branch of tho Suequc
h a n no. river, aud,ntlbrd ainnle opportun
ities, (o dovelope this whole region hy
short branch lines Into the coal-tlolda at
their summit wherever doslred. In this
valley and In tho mountains and valleys
that lie on its eastern border, thero Is an
abundance of ore, easily mind, aud of a
quality that will make the best quality of
)ron already celebrated for its strougth,
and found to be superior to any other lu
the manufacture, of cannon.
I.KAKKI) LI NTS IN Til 12 WEST.
Tho original polloy of this company
was to reach tho tratllc of tho Northwest,
West, and Southwest by. assisting tho
construction of tributary Hues lending to'
tho markets of theo sections, but not to
control their management bo.vond tho
State of Pennsylvania. With tills object
In view, It gave to tho Pittsburg, Eort
Wayne & Chicago Hallway Company, at
several period? of Its extrcmcst need,
largo advances to complete Its lino am)
preaorvo Its 'property to its shareholders,'
under written pledges that Its eastward
.busluess should follow th6 direction
which Justllled thls conipany In granting
.tho asslsunco so oaruestly solicited.
Under tho .oouviotlou that this agree
ment was amnlp, it was not believed
that further protection to tho compauy's
Intoroiits In tho Northwest was either de
sirable or Important. Tho rapid irrowth
of this section of o country, however,
placed jhat qtmpany, lii tt.fow years afv
tor Its completion, lua coudUInu of great
prosperity. It theu unmjndful of, .Its
""' .' i ' i " ''"' t"
former obligations, ondeavorod to seek
other eastern connections, thnt it could
control through this company, at all
times gave to Ub business thosarno rates
per mile that it charged upon Its own
inn. unnn liolh rassentrore and freight.
Extensive surveys were accordingly
mado of tho regions east of Pittsburg by
that compariy to find a sultablo line for
this object, followeu oy material pecun
iary advances to a railway company,
wlinn fnnil It wns nronosCd'to uso as a
part of this rival route to tho East; b'lt
during tho progress of theso movements
an euorc was iiiauguraieu uy mo jjuo
Itailway Uoard to absorb not only tho
Pittsburg, Fort Wayno & Chicago lino,
but nearly all tho western connections
of th Pennsylvania Itallroad Company,
which otily failed from a misapprehen
sion of tho terms of tho law under which
they proposed to accompllsh.tlielr object,
and Mm Htibsonucnt adverse leglslotlon
nrocured by tho President of tho Fort
In view of these extraordinary move
ments, It becamo evident to tho Uoard
that this company must depart from the
policy that had heretofore governed It,
and obtain direct control of Its western
connections. Ncgolatlons were accord
ingly opened wjth tho directors of tho
Pittsburg, Fort Wayno & Chicago Rail
way Company, who bad also become ap
prehensive (under tho vicious system
that had been developed In Now York, by
which stock and bondholders of railways
and their agents sold their proxies to vote
at tho elections of the company, without
any regard to tho Interests Involved in
the IhsupJ that their own work might
fall Into hands whose object would be to
seriously Impair the permanent Inter
ests of their constituents.
After a lengthened negotiation with
the Directors of that company, a lease
was agreed upotif And this company en
tered Into possession of tho Pittsburg,
Fort Wayne A Chicago Itailway on-" the
1st day of July last. The terms of this
lease, which gave to tho shareholders 12
per ceht. on their capital, wero at tho
time considered very onerous, and only
Justified by tlie;elrcuimtance.s already re
ferred to. i no results oi us operation,
however for tho llrat half year, notwith
standing a diminished revenue of $304,
6W,00, compared with that of tho same
months hi nave through a vigorous
retrenchment of cxpeiinc, left a net
nroflt of S30.70s.43 over all outlays. In
cluding the semi-annual contribution of
$.j2,050 to the sinking fund.
For thete favorable results the com
pany Is much Indebted to the energetic
and economical administration or its
affairs by J, -N. McCullough, Esq., Its
Tho same reasons that induced thin
company to become lessee or the rort
wayns line, promptest mo rmshurg,
St. Eouls Itailway Com
pany, In which this company holds a
majority of Its shares, to tako at an ear
lier rerlo I a lease of the lines owned bv
the Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Cen
tral Itailway company. Tho results of
this lease have not proved so satisfactory.
The ruilway as found, contrary to ex
pectations, to be, to considerable extent,
in an uutlnhdicd and dilapidated condi
tion, deficient lu depot accommodations.
with a limited rolling stock largely out of
repair, and shops fentlrely Inadequate to
nlaco this machinery in good order.
Theso'deflcleuclcs had to be supplied,
and In tho meantlmo Its road and rolling
stock could only bo placed in condition
for economical service at great extra cost.
iTnon a renrecsntatlon of theso facts tn
tho company, modifications lu the leao
havo been mado by It, which will, It Is
iiMleved. render It accentablo to los.
sees and to this company, their largest
Theso soveral arrangement still loft
their connections with Cincinnati, tho
great trado center of tho southwest. In
complete, tho business with which has
been steadily Increasing slnco the termi
nation of tho late war. To perfect theso
the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis
Railwav Company has also agreed unon
a lease with tho Little Miami Itallroad
Company of their lino, through whoso
railroad our connection wuu uinoinnatl
thus enabling this company to nartisl-
pato In tho growing prosperity of that
Tho connections of this 1 no with St.
Louis, tho great clly of the Mississippi
vnlloy, arc now comploto by way of
Crestline, and nearly so upon the shprter
and more direct routo through Columbus,
Indianapolis, Terro Hauteand Vandalla.
With these arrangements, all of which
will bo porfected this year, tho company
will limit Its extensions, unless no mo
overruling necessity should rcquiro It
hereafter to go further. It has no inter- 1
est in any lino beyond tho Mississippi
OIKIHT AM. or Or.XEUAI, GltAXT'.N
l'AMII.Y TO IIAVK Ot'l'ICK.
(From the Cmclnmtl Commercial)
Wo would glvo General Grant full
credit for his military servlcos, but wo
aro not converted to the notion that his
family should be showered with offices
and honors for his sake. When we put
a family in a class of government favor
Hies wo will have drifted far from wholo
Homo republicanism. General Grant's
father Is not lit for Postmaster at Cov
ington, aud therefore, If he wero tho sire
of all tho great men In tho country, ho
should not hold olllce. The bad tasto
displayed by tho President in appointing
his fathir, Is to obvious for discussion.
Those who don't seo It are capable of
understanding ami ought to bo Bubjocts
;ofaKlng or Queen, und pay Hpeclal
:taxjs for the support of royal babies,
aud for all the rakes and Imbeciles that
'make up an Imperial family.
Tho Swedish Government is going to es
tablish a Medical College nt Gothenburg
iwhoro woman of tho ago of 17 and tip
(ward may go through a complete course
of Httidy, lasting three years, and includ
ing clinical aud auatainlcal lcotures.
U'lie diplomas obtainable In consequence
will glvo them tho right to establish"
themselves as physicians In any part of
1 KEEN & GILBERT,
Attorneys sud Counsellors nt Law,
William H. rccn,
William B. Ulllteri, y CAIRO, ILL.
Nile F. Ullbcrt, j
Special attention glren to A Jm:rllj- n J Stelwboat
OJSce on Ohio Levee, Hao mi a and 4
over 1st Matlounl Bank. nI5.tfl
LLKN, WEUB & IJUTLElt,
ATTORNEYS AT LiTT.
Offlce In Drou' Sew Building
Corner of Eletonth street and Commercial ATtaa
W.J. All tn, I
It. W'tinn Wl)b, CAIRO, ILL.
L. t. Utitlcr, )
ULKKY, WALL & WIIEELEit,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Jou.v II. IMui.kicv, ")
Uxo. W. Wall, CAIRO. ILL.
Sam'l P. Wheklkr, J
Ofllc Itoomi, 19 and O Wlutcr'a Illoe
JJ1 E. AJJ1HIGUT,
ATTOItSEY AT LAW,
omct.coruerof -i-wcHtl! Klreet nnd WimIi.
Will prcllf In thin n the Mljolnlnu Judicial ell'
ultf , nml miiUo collection! In the nelsUlwriUfiConn
tics uf MimoiuUdJ KcntuckT.
ITY NAT1' 'AL HANK.
W. P. IIAM.1DAY, Prealdeutl
A. II. HAKVOIIII, Caahleri .
AVAI.TB11 IIYHLOP, Aiilitunl Chlr.
S. TA ATS TAT 1.0 K, I w. lllAU.llAr.
SCOTT W1I1TK. IIOIIT.llCU.VMNOHAM,
OEO.I). WILLIAMSON, hTKI'HKN UlltU,
A. 11. SAKFORD.
Exchange, Coin, and United States Honds
Bought and Mold.
DepotiU Jttettved, and a Qtntral Banking
rjpiIE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
UAMIRL) Mtmn, I ROBT. W. MlM.lt.Il
l'rrllaiit. ,h I'renMont.
C. N.llUOIIKS, 0.Mt.
Collectleus rromplljr Atteuded to.
Rxchan;e,Caltir Bank 2otci and United
23ouL;li.t nzxcl Sold.
Interest Allowed ou Time Deposits.
IV. Il.yiorrla. II. II. Candee.
QANDEK & MORRIS,
'olarles Public and Insurance Ageufs.
OFFICENo. 71 Ohio Lette, CVy National
Jlantc Building. dcc21tf
FIRE AXI MARIXE!
MEItCHAXTS' Ins. Co., of Chicago j
CAI'iTAL AND ASiUTS 8 H20,7aH 1 1
SECURITY Ius. Co., oi New Y'orkj
CAl'ITAIi AND ASSKTS ..8l,73a,8 10 00
COMMERCIAL Ius. Co., or Chicago;
CAPITAL AND AsSKTS -.8 U 10,011) 3
IXDKl'ENDENT Ins. Co., or Uoston j
CAI'ITAI. ASH ASSHT? 8 330,000 OO
SANflAMO Ins. Co., or Springfield:
OAI'lTAIi ANI AS3KTS U'20,037 5
AURORA Ius. Co., or Aurora, 111. j
CAPITAL ASP ASSKTS UIO.000 11
STATE Fire Ins. Co., or Cleveland, 0.
CAPITAL AND ASaKTO .-. 234,030 OU
J. H. Ki:AHlF. CO., Agl,
.elVlt. (Ivre First National Rink.
J71IH15 AI) MAHINE INSURANCE,
NIAGARA, NEW YORK;
ASKTS 81,130.310 2D,
OERMANIA, NEW YORK;
assw 1,00 8,0 at 7U
HANOVER, NEW YORK;
REPUlUiTC, NEW YORK;
AHSKT3 8714,0-JS O
tomprIrliiKlli! I'mlcj-writcru Agency,
YONKER3, NEW YORK;
AfWKTH. . ..., 8178,484 13
ALU ANY CITY;
'AbSKTrf-., - 8433,103 33
FIREMAN'S FUND, SAN FRANCISCO
SECURITY, NEW YORK; (Mnrlnq.)
Al?ra., 8i.iav.Hia oo,
Htorf, dwelllnKt, funiltiHo,' lnilli and carKoen
Insured at rate. a fnvorulle as tuuud ptruiauent
seonrltjr will warrant. , .
1 respectfully tUf thocltliensof Cairo", aisliarenf
povrtjf 0. N. miOHICri,
i Ollleo ut First National Uanlr." ' I
gTRATTON & BIRD,
(fluccasiori teStratton, Hudin 4c Clarli),
Grocers and Commission Mcrchntits,
American Powder Co., nnd Mrmnfaclnrera
AgeutM ror Cotton Yarns, ,' ilr
ocinw'f 57 obi0 t"rct, C,' UU 19
J M. l'HILLUS & CO., '
(Successors so K. B. llendrlelcs A Co.,) '
Fonrardlng' and Commission Merchant
O4laro - - - XUiuoia.
Literal Advances Made on Contlgnwienti.
lr prepsredlo receire, store or forward freights to
ill poluts ; buy or aeJI on commission. Business at
emlnl towlin prouiplness. aolOdawU
Q W. GREEN,
(3uccesor to rlll, Orcen & Co.,) , ,
Ocnjrnl Commission JTcrchant, .
CA 1 nP;; ILLINOIS
Q. I. "WILLIAMSON,
riUJDUCE AND COMMISSION
IWC 33 II O H A T T ,
A'o. 70 0n'o Lnee, Cuiro, III.
Hpeclal attention glren to conslirnmentti aaulfllllng
orders. " 4aiva
UOAT STORES, (JROCERIES A'D PRO
XI O Oliio Iiovoo,
o3tr Cnlro, IlllnoU.
FLOUR MERCHANT AND JMILLEIIS'
Xo. HO Ohio Levrc. Cnlro, Illltial. .
Orilers .olleitej and r.romptl; andj aillsl'sclerlly
DVA3 T. 1'AltKKU.
JOH J). riIILI.18.
pARKER & PIIILMS, ; ' 1
Cominlsilon and Fonrardlng Merchants
And UeMfrum 1 ktK?
liny, Corn, Ant, Ilrnn, nml nil Uliuls ol
I'rodnrc, k i . -OHIO
l.KVKK ... CAI!0,,II.L.
' T.. I .' '1
1. D. AYEKS. C. J.ATEItS.
A YERS li CO., ' , , , "(
FLOTJH , , .,
O 9 M M WSIOiV M K II 0 It AW-T
No. 133 Ohio Levee,
l)'ler In OrtK'erles, Lime, ria.ter Paris, Plasters
Itslr, Cement. -
In bulk, Mwars on hand. Corner Elfrlith' tHM"'''
Ohio Lee, Cairo Illinois. , , ujuy)i
John W. TltOVKlt A, CO.,
DROKERS AND EXCHANGE DEALERS
EiRlith aliect, second door from Com. Arc.,
nXCIUXOE OiY :
Great Ilrltaln, I SonlJiern Gonnaiiy,
Ireland, lVanee, ,
Northern (erniany, Sirrdon, , ,
Al.o, Passace Tickets from
Lxvtrpool, London, Havre, Antwerp, tinmen
and Hamburg, to A'rw 1'orA-,
Or to any point i'cU
srCollc'tlqns ms.de on any point In Knrope,
JOHN "W. TROVER & CO.,
Real Estate, Rond and Stock Brokers.
Will attend fa lh payment of Bute. County and City
Tate, nnd all luinineM nertainliiB to a OKNURAfi
Eiqiith Stuckt, teconddoor from Com. Avt.,
rioc-iil'CfcJir Cairo, III,
10 OMailSUCIAr. AVKNDHi, '
aY2UA k Ilaytltornos liool and Shoe Siore,
MtO, ILLINOIS. .in. ;!
srCuluou Jono n.sbort notice, marult
STOVES, TINWARE, !ETQ."
II ALLEY'S CHARTER o'AV"
Copper, TJi) and Sheet Iron
T OB BIWG- 0 XI O I1
, ,A'o. n'AMixarox avxxvk,
' ." .(Abore tieIkeHlQiu.)
Xolfln(,ti(it(erinH,Spouiiiix .and Hiei
dqiljuauft ami fulxlautiul manuer, at aliorlno
lli. ' " .... i deeJVtlll