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Vol. XXIV No. 40
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI. SATURDAY. JANUARY 20.1900.
DEMOGRftT PRINTING-GO., PuDIisUers.
Post-Master Blerwlrth Makes the
Post-ftfflce the Model Post-Office
In Southeast Missouri.
Whew our post-oJSce opened Sun
day reorning it was a surprise to
everybody. Postmaster Bierwirth
had purchased a complete outfit of
up lr-date fixtures and had them nil
reai in an adjeinin room, and after
bus ness hours Saturday night werk
mtx placed the oew fixtures in pvA
tier. The fixtures are modern in
stj le, handsoiie in structure and con
venient for the posttnastor. his
employees xmhI the patrons -of the
olfieu. Vrt additional Io;:k bi-ses with
jrew combination hicks ai-e added.
The genoraJ delivery boxes are on
sither side, vight in front, 'where one
:man can tand and reach "hem all
without na-iking a step "tt-ber way,
both in tlur distribution and delivery
of mail. Lock boxes arj arranged
on eithwide so that people can get!
at their boxes withoct ha-vig to wait f
till the wsh is over.
Cape sUirardeau bas reog needed
some iajnrovement in the post-oe
such as Mr. Bierwerth he made, but -
it remained for Mr. iuurwcrth to makeventsKhat have changed arid trans-
the improvement- v e ikw nave -a
post-Fee we can well ;uTord to iff
proud f, knowing it to be the best,
nicest And most conveniently arrgoirod
office ai Southeast Missouri.
Tafee Docion in Consultation.
5"rom Benjwnin fntoklin.
"When you are sick. --That you iiTs
best as to be choeen for, a medieirw in
the fi-st place: what experience fls
you is best, to 8e ohoacn cn theseooad
place what reason (i.e. Theory J wtys
is bwt is to be chosen in ibe last pia-?.
But -If you can got D. Inclinalian,
Dr. f2xperienee and '.Dr- Reason to
holt, a consultation togeSier, theyirill
give. you the best advioo that cue be
Wien you imv; a had cold Dc In
clieft'.ion would recorotiKrad Chaaiier-laie-c
Cough I'emedy ijecause 5". is
pleacant and srie to take. Dr. Cx
penk nee would reeonuwani it be-issse
it c- er fails tt effect a sjieedy j-nd
pernexnent cure. Dr. .lleason wtv-tld
recorcmend it Vncause it is prepts-ed
on scientific principles- and a-ti-; tr
native's plan in ivliwf-og the lui,gs,
opening the soea-stions i nd restoring j
thevr-stem to a natural and liesrhy
cozil-tion. Fertile by L Ben ifiilar.
' together they lived .ar t ideal life.
,.os,-.fl.- Io lead. : u -ro ,he sea, o pMeroM ,lot.
OUt" Cape, the fn'thful-ald dog H .pitalityr -tere she was wiployea witk
ha Iwlon-rtJ U: the 2fTerent r--;";(, care xnd education of 'her faniilv:
raaefrs in this chj' during four Fer-Aea,.d ni Uiaecrdant word:
em .-lministraU:-. died last Scvar-f. . u warj tnat yoa;i,fui nephev
day. Old Cape a faithful g.-ttBd nieoes and their t Wends wert
ant! Z ov more th twetK years ch. La!waV8 tt-icome and enioved the larjr-
porf.ffice was hie hotwi.itnd t v
mail thei-e the friend ana -bdy
guarC of each. succeeding, post-mai-V?r.
.-satoirt ay morcins iiu ie wauaoa
into the iost-ffli, over le
Depav;- Post-roaster Kekhardt, lifted
up his paw to him, and ater hariag
it shv& deli beratelr walked out iaf.
the ta?k yard and fell orer dead.
The dog seemed to realii that Ms
time hm' arrived t ufa. Bnf Ae wanted
to hid farewell to -the deputy post-
mastarTho had so icng tinted him
with the jgrea test kindnos6 -Bed care.
Tetlei:, Kalt-lbeu JJid Izema.
The innse itching and -smarting
incidoat.ta these disea-s, isiixstantly !
allayed iby applying Chamberlain '
Eye and Skin Ointmeot. Maay very
bad cases -hzve been perBJLSent!t' cured
by it. It it equally eflkient lc itch
ing piles aoid a favorite remedy tor
sore nipples, chapped kands, chil
blains, frost bites aud chronic sore
eyes. ic per box. For ale by I.
Ben Miller, -druggist. oe(9-y
Ihe Mayor Appoints a X Ity i
Mayor Coeri-er has appointed Ilsfet.
if!. Wichterich City Treasurer to till
the unexpired term of his father,
.... . r. I
ppointment is a good one. Dr. !
Wichterich has beea attending to the
. . , , ...
business for his father for more thin
a year, and it was a g&nereus -act in
the Mayor to turn the office over to
the worthy sou of an honored, honor
able, honest official, who guarded the
city finances for more than a quarter
of a century. !
Dr. Wichterich is a young man who
was born and raised in this city a
young man who has recently started
out in life in an honorable and
humane profession, and the city's
finances will be safe inhis bands.
Coughed 45 A ears.
I suffered for 5 years with a cough
and spent hundreds of dollars with
doctors and for medicine to no avail
-until I used Dr. BeJ's Pine-Tar-Honey.
Thi9 remedy makes weak
luniks strong. It ias s.ivetl uiy liie
. J. ii. iIjsjii, Grantsbiirg, Hi.
Mrs. Elisabeth Giboney Ranney,
relict of the late Hon. William C.
Ranney, died January 9, 1900, after a
short illness, at the residence of her
son, Robt. G. Ranney, Esq., in Cape
Girardeau, Mo., aged 81 years, 5
months and 0 days.
Mrs. Ranney was a daughter of
Roller Giboney. Esq., one of the
earliest pioneers of this county, and
who sett-led during the .Spanish domin
ion Sve miles southwest of this city,
thru Jt Spanish port. Her only sister,
Mr?. Crown, widow of the late Gov
ernor Wilson Bro.vn, tiied last year,
n-jf! over 87 jvars. Her two hrothe.'s.
William and Alexander, died many
vows atro: nd no the last of her
fCher's family, sh ii.is gone to he.
In retrospect, at most, the finn of
Cife seems short: U is long sneas-
-paced by ecents.
Js is long win we
think of the childhood of hoi-, who
bas so lng silently and unobtrusively
Ijiived anrjng us, nd now has passed
.quietly and serenely away.
Born in -I8IS, in our casctity, she
has bean a lmrr witness of all the
forme? not ooiy her own .r.eighbor
hood, -but in u larger sense. Che world
its wanner, its customs, its habits.
its nirde of thought, a ad. it may al
most tie said, its instilutiars.
In her immediate neighborhood, sh
has een the 'wilderness ahat encou
pa&nd her ildhood cipuered, aoj
the stately'forests that 5ben covemd
the. land fall beneath tbexe and give
way to wa'afng fields of. grain. The
lowUy Indian, oftfin ir her chiM-hoo-i
passing along fei woodlajkl
trace near her father's door, she iturf
seen disappear from bk -ancient ad
imeieraoL'tail domaia. She has ee.n
the lonely log cabiK.f the bar-dy
pioneer tt nsformed ioic mansions f
comfort acd abundaooe. In a sease,
the whole face of the -..country iuat
changed -eince her bilhood. A04I
ait ro thac this, the ptaRssrs and tiioir
def-x-euclarts have nearly disappearot'
from the.arnis sLid'jed-'' their a-o-cw;tors.
lW'she miitrifii .Han. WitlLt-n:
C. Ran? s", and ttotii v;en by ceari
a ifw vecos ago, this uovjn was one
I of unaltf"ed felicity imZ haipines
i'civmarr years on " ring Farm'
kt Ubertr, directed bv d mostaroia-
' bfa and WOetest mentor. Here.
of ostentation, ijuietly
ntlv sl;! J)assed tlw ui dav of life,
,.oslv cloK(i,d n-ith ..-u 8orrows at
i KVSt comi Usj aj, Tlw ))oor ..nJ
unfortunaJe never appeaiod to her in
Xokarsh or -ra:ral senU-nos.
L,. estatea her lips. Amiabiht-v
jrd kindatss gat ened in her
lhrt Xa nQW) gioce hag passed
;4hfi 8olemn Dortais ieadim- to another
j the ,av. and venoration all must
fee! for her memory, who had the
pnsvilege tc know her, will be, as it
were, in their souls, her it visible but
eud jring monument. L. H.
"lit is a surprising fact," says Prof,
rioiston, "thc in my .traxels in all
I parts of the iworld, for tbi last .ten
j year. I have met more people having
used Green's August Flower than any
I other Mnedy, !or dyspepsia, deranged
liver and etumach, and for constipa
tion. find for tourists and ealesmen,
or for persons .filling office positions,
where headaches and general bad
feelings from it regular habits exist,
that Green's Atgust Flower is a grand
remedy. It does not injure the system
yb faequent use, aad is excellent for
stomachs and indijes&on."
pits bottles fnae at W. H. Coerver.
iSold by oeal'
ers in all civilized
Homes for Boys Wanted.
We have on hand a very fine lot of
boys of all ages from one month to
twelve years of -age. We are putting
them out in carefully selected homes.
They ai-e placed on three months trial.
All it costs to get one is the transj)or
tation. References required. For
terms address Rev. David Gay. SI0
Olive Street, St. Loins, Mo., State
Superintendent of the Children
Book on Diseases of Horses.
Book on diseases of horses, cattle,
sheep, dogs, hogs and poultry mailed
'"e hv :riir-ing Hnirpbreys Veter
n..i -ri..i . i";. tr tiiiiim &
..ioei,.-w . ..r
Buller is Trytugr
Warren,, with 8.000
Burghers Intrenching and
LONDON, January 18
Chicago Tribune; No changes
mane on the Transvaal chess board within the past twenty
four hours. Bullef's total force of 30,000 men and eight field
batteries is divided in three or four brigades.
Warren, with about 8,000 men, is reported well lodged
five miles back from the river at Spronkop. He has thrown
a few sh ells at the Boers, but
apparently are busy entrenching
Warren a warm time when he
JLyttleton's force aggregates probably 10,000 and a ma
jority of the gsrns at Potgieter's Drift are bombarding the
Dundona,Kl s cavalarv is
sance for the purpose of cutting
raa'on, a ditorult task, as it requires an advance to Blaahbank
Buller Isimself has made his headquarters at a farmhouse
ibelonging t Martinus Pretorius, located supposedly in the
neighborhood of -Soearman's farm He issued an address to
this men yttsterday, telling them
i their comrades at Ladysmith,
if urning back. How many troops are with Buller is unknown
'There is a considerable portion
still unaccounted for.
Everv one. apparently, is
- - "
meanino- of the reoorted movement of 800 cavalrv alonr the
Natal coast of Zululand.
JJl-s Mte Wm !avel.
Mr J E Luiy, a prominent citizen of
Hannibal. Jilo., lately had a wonder
ful deliverance from a frightful death.
j In telling oj' it. he says: "I was taken
! with typhoid fever, that ran intopneu-
1 . ... .. .1
nioma. .Mr iunga 'secame narueneu.
I was so weak I couldn't even sit up
in bed. Xr-hing helped me. I ex
pected to soon die of consumption,
when I heari of Dv. King's Xew Dis-
jcovery. Qae bottle gave great relief,
j I continued to use it. and now I am
-'well and strong. I -can't say too much
j in its praise." This marvelous medi
icine is tho surest and quickest cure in
jlhe world for all throat and lunjr
j trouble. Regular sism .h; and f l.tK).
i trial bottles fvee at I. B-n Miller's
.Jrusslore: everv bottle guaranteed. -
- The spawn and the Moon.
The Hon. David Absalom De
Armond, M. C, of Missouri, was not
hosen to lead the House Democrats,
iput he continues to be ,'ull of leader
ship and proclamations. He "call
i-on all Democrats and all lovers of
liberty to unite and vote solidly
against the revolutionary policies of
the McKinley administration. ?- He
ttwiuta that. 'thf tivnd of nolitical
thought in the Ilepublk-an party is; a Chance to Make from !I to s5 a
from a l-epublij to an empire," a re-j iay Ail winter,
mark so conspicuous for wisdom that! We want t-.o "lien to work for us
even the Honorable Champ Clark '. during the fall and winter in this coun
might be proud of it. When a word i ty to take subscription orders for the
like "trend'' gets hold of the Hon. I Prairie Farmer. Big money can be
Dave De Armoud it shakes him up niade by our siiecial plan of work.
tremendously and strange things come
out of his verstiginous intellectuals.
When we see David Absolom spin
ning and shouting about the "lust of
power" and the "glory of despotism,"
we are reminded of that wooden
spoon, dressed as a doll, which Mr.
Darwin saw in Keeling Island; that
gifted spoon which went mad and
danced at the fuli of the moon. New
, Change of Iluslness.
I hve sold my barber shop to Don
Parr, and Mr. Parr is now sole pro
prietor and will continue to do busi
ness at the old stand. I will have a
chair in the shop and work for Mr.
Parr, and hope to meet all my old
customers at Mr. Parr's stand.
W. E. Cowgill.
Bismarck's Iron Nerve
. Was the result of his splendid health.
Indomitable will and tremenduous en
ergy are not found where Stomach,
Liver, Kidneys and Bowels are oat of
order. - If you want these qualities and
the success they bring, use Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They develop every
power of brain and body. Only 23c
uti. Ben Miller's di-iig-tre. i j
'Men (Moris Them.
Copyright, 1900, by the
of consequence have been
received no reply. The Boers
and are preparing to give
attempts to turn their position.
supposed to be on a reconnis-
the Bore lines of communi-
they were going to relieve
and that there could be no
of his column, probably 5000,
in the ' dark reeardine the
The Miiviw:i !b :intury.
A correspondent writes the Globe
Deiuocrat as follows:
"The following was lirst published
January j. 101. in the Connecticut
Courant: Th's seems to prove that
the same difference of opinion was
prevalent then as now, as to the exact
time of the new centurv's birth. Sin
cerely, P. B. Speed.
Precise twelve o'clock last nlsht.
Tiie elghteeuth century took its flight,
c ull many a calculating head.
Has Tacked its brain, its ink has shed.
To prove by metaphysics line .
A hundred makes but ninetv-nlne:
While at their wisdom others wondered,
I!ut took one more to make a hnndred.
Thus, by an unexampled riddle.
The world's divided in the middle.
The century, waking from its bed.
Finds half mankind a year ahead:
While t'o:her half, with linfcerinKpace,
Hare scarcely started in the race .
Strange at the eighteenth ceatury's close.
When light in ieaiu4 ellnlg ent glows.
When bright illumination's rav
Has chased -ne darkness faraway.
Heads filled u'ith matiiematie lore
Dispute if I o and two make Tour!
Go on, ye s ' -ntitirsajfes!
Collect youi light a few more ages:
Perhapf , as ? wells the vast amount,
A century h. ace you'll learn to count."
Heart-burn from excessive smoking,
or from any other cause, is relieved
by the first doso of Xo. 10, Dr. Hum
phreys' Specific for Dyspepsia. 2.1c
' Many are now making from $2 to 4 a
j day and will double this after the sub
scription season fairly opens up. Our
plan of work gives a clear field. We
want only two good men for this coun
ty. The .first reliable applicant will
get the work. Send reference and
write at once. The Prairie Farmer
has been published for nearly sixty
vears and is well known to every good
farmer and stock-raiser. Write at
The Pkaibie Farmer,
liiti Adams Street, Chicag'o
Crooq and. AV hooping Cough.
Ballard's Horehound Syrup will
promptly relieve Croup and Whooping
Cough. It will cure the worst Cough
or Cold. It never disappoints. T
.' You may, by doing little writing at
Jour ; home, secure scholarship, free,
in either Draughon's Practical Busi
ness Colleges Nashville, St. Louis,
Little Rock, Ft. Worth, Galveston,
Shreveport or Savannah. Best pat
ronized Business Colleges in the
South. For particulars address, The
Illustrated Youth and Age, Nashville,
THEY ARE TIRED.
The DnokUn Democrats Tell Their '
Little Tale of Woe.
The Democrats of Dunklin county
have declared for home interests,
home men and home rule. They have
resolved themselves into a mutual
admiration association, and each and
every son-of-a-gun of them is consti-
tuted a quarantine officer to guard
against the intrusion of outside office
hunters, and outside orators.
The following resolution, adopted were taken Dy surprise, aou unt
at the recent Democratic convention they showed fight, were soon sand
in Dunklin county, is enough to make cuffed and lodged-in the Butler county
the hair on the head of the average jail. This morning the prisoners,
Democratic politician stand straight under j;uaid. were taken to Dunklin
up. county, whe-ie they wiil await the final
'We declare for hoir.e rule, home action of the supreme court -interests,
and home men, and resent Gregory is the murderer of Joseph
the interference of outsiders in our,
county affairs, tor nearly a na"ltnn mupdered his step-mother, and
century we have neen the hewers of ton muruerea ms ai ,
wood for the artistic ouuaers vi mis j iour cniiureu.
sUte, but no one of our worthy sor.s. sheriff Setterfleld had with him a.
has been permittod to occupy a mc-lCnban bloodhound, but on 'this oc
sion when it was constructed, tor, v...,- r,r.t ni to-
nearly fifty -years we have been car
riers "of water to "he political ele
phant, but wo have never been per
mitted entrar.ee to the main tent of
the big show. We are tired. We
protest against our motives being im
pugned by any office holder or office
hunter, and point to the Democratic
votes uiled ui bv Dunklin county as
a refutation of the insinuation mat
we are gold bugs or their allies.
We will not be deterred by any
threat that our action today may be
overthrown by an one man's com
mittee, knowing. that our votes will be
worse needed next November by the
state and congressional tickets than
they are today by any candidate for
Resolved, That we indorse the can
didacy for congress of Virgil McKay
and instruct the delegation selected
by this convention to use all honor
able mea ns to secure his nomination:
that wo endorse the candidacy of I.
W. Powell for state senator as
strongly as words can express it."
TheBest Kennedy for Fl ill.
Mr. John Mathias, a well known
stock dealer of Pulaski, Ky., says:
"After suffering for over a week with
flux, and my physician having f.tiied
to relieve me, I was advised to try
Chamberlain's Colie, Cholera and j
Diarrhoea Remedy; and have thei
pleasure of stating that the half ofjvvatkIns, Aug. IL Focrenbach.
one bottle cured me." For sale by I. j nisr. No. 4. A nolo Creek Twd.
The Weather Calendar.
One of the best calendars of the
season is the "Cardui Weather Chart
and Calendar for 1900," published by
the Chattanooga Medicine Company,
the manufacturers of McElree's Wine
of Cardui and Thedford's Black
Draught. The Democrat 'has just
received oue from the publishers,
which consists of twelve sheets of
paper, 13x20 inches in size, all fasten
ed together with a gilt tin strip and a
brass loop hanger. Each sheet con
tains the calendar for one month in
large figures that can be read across
any room. Under the figures patent
weather signals indicating Prof. De
Voe's Weather Forecasts for every
day in the year appear. The moon's
changes and legal holidays are also
shown. We understand a few copies
of it can be secured by sending 10
one-cent postage stamps to the Chat
tanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga,
A Queer (f) .Medicine.
"There is a Medicine whose pr o
prietors do not claim to have dis
covered some hitherto unknown in
gredient, or that it is a cure-all. This
lionest medicinesonly claims to cure
certain diseases, and that its ingred
ients are recognized by the most skill
ful physicians as being the best for
Kidney and Bladder Diseases. It is
Foley's Kidney Cure.
Married, in St. Vincent's Catholic
Church. January 17th, 1900, by Rey.
Father Hopkins, Mr. Eugene Ruane,
of St. Louis, and Miss Ada Belle
Barber, of this city. -
After the wedding, the bride and !
groom, with a lew invitea guests, re
paired to the residence of the bride s
father, R. W. Barber, where a fine
wedding breakfast was served.
Mr. Ruane is a prominent young
business man of St Louis and stands
very high with those who know him.
Miss Barber is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Barber of this city,
and she has long been a favorite with
large circle of friends.
The Democrat offers its congratu
lations to the happy young couple.
II ow Unpleasant
it is to see a beautiful child s face
disfigured with .vile humors, bursting
through the skin pimples, blotches
and sores, and sadder still, when tb.3
young and innocent are laughed at
and twitted in all such cases. Parents
should give them that good and par;
remedy. Sulphur Bitters, which wi I
search and drive out of the blool
every ... particle of humor. Dealt t
Gazette. . .
, The two condemned murderers,
James Tattaton and Miio Greirory,
who escaped from the Dunklin county
jail at Kennett last Saturday two
weeks ago, were rsmgbt ytxterday at
11 o'clock in tlie swamps cast 01
iseeiyvine Dy aaerm
H. Bledsoe of Jlalden ana n. a.
(Gardner of tarapoeu. doiu .
c , 8aw n,m man, wbi!e Tatta-
casion iuc wau uuuto " " r
work, as the capture of the me wae -..
an easy task. After the escape of the- -men
from the Kennett jail, Sheriff
Setterfield offered a reward f of $800
for each of the prisoners, while the
state offered S200. Hence Dunklin's.
sheriff was fortunate In securing hi
own money as well as that of the
state. Poplar Bluff Citizen, Jan. 1G.
Volcanic ErnpUona .
Are grand, but skin eruptions rob
life of joy. Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
cures them: also old Running aad Fe
ver Sores. Ulcers, Boils, Felons,
Corns, Warts, Cuts, Bruises. Burns..
Scalds, Chapped hands. Chilblains.
Best Pile cure pn earth. Drives out
Pains and AcWo'y box'
Cure guaranteed. ' 0ld by J. Ben,
Miller, Druggist. '".. "
Kond Commissioners Appointed Lf
the County Court for the
I., Shawnee Twp. Jno.
Lrmis Schnppan, D. C.
j DUt "o. 2. 11. M. Sawvr.
pavis, John G. Putz.
Dist'. No. 3. J. W. Young. J
Hy. G. Schreiner.
Dist." No. 5. Charles Wilhelm,
John A. Bowers, Groves S. Wills.
Dist. No. 6. F. J. Taeke, C. F.
Moeller, Robt. Linebarger.
Dist. No. 7. David t'r;t s, G. C.
Kinder, C C. Haupt.
Dist. No. 8, Randol Twp. ?...hr
Haupt, Hy. Kirchhoff, Jose,:i. Key.-t r.
Dist. No. i). Julius Mi'jer, Robt.
F. McLain, i 'has. K. Willi..ms.
Dit. No. 10. By i-d Twp. Julius E.
Cmbeck, S. D. Hen-ley, M. A. Ghol
son. Dist. No.ll. Ct-o. W. Cobble, Wiu.
Illers, T. J. Browning..
Dist. No. li Wm. B. Criddie,
Fred Best, Aug. H. Meyer.
Dist. No. 13, White Water Twp.
Andrew Miller. F. H. Dormeyer, D.
Dist. No. 14. J. H. Miller, N. P.
Stearns, Kminul Hartel. .
Dist. No. 15, Kinder Twp. Frank
Oldham, A. J. Barrett, August Kanip.
Dist. No. 18. H. A. Riehmann, L.
F. Thomas, O. F. Young.
Dist. No. 17, Cape Gir. Twp. H N.
Taylor. Henry Busche, J. S. Randol.
Dist. No. IS. Wm. G. Schneider,
Chas. Blattner. Louis Houck.
Dist. No. l:. Hubble Twp. John
Vanamburgh. (.'has. C. Kiehne, Wm.
DisL No. 20. Aug. Voshage, Hy.
F. Neleck, Levi J. Kinder.
Dist. No. 21. Henry Brakebusch,
A. P. Kinder, Wm. A. Ruffner.
Dit. No. 22. John F. Baker, Geo. .
H. Barks, D. F. Kinder.
Dist. No. 23. L. J. Zimmerman, T.
J. Hits, R. W. McNeely.
How to I'revent Croup.
We have two children who are sub
ject to attacks of croup. Whenever
an attack is coming on my wife gives
them Chamberlain's Cough Remedy'
and it always presents the attack.- It
is a household necessity in this county
and ho matter what el?e we run out of,
it would not do to be without Cham
berlain's Cough Itemedy. More of it
is sold here than of all other cough
medicines combined. J. M. Nickle,
of Nickle Bros., merchants, Nickle
ville. Pa. For sale by I. Ben Miller -
Itev. C. r. Brooks
says that his little girl is troubled with
malaria very severely, and that since
he gave herSulphurjBitters, he never
thinks of leaving New York for his
summer resort without a few bottles,
for they always cure his family, and
are far superiorto quinine. -
Glad Tidings to Asthma Sufferers
Foley's Honey and sTar rives qnick
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