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THE ABGUJS 310 5DAT JUKE ,23; 1900.
OOMNEOT8 DIREOT WITH
. PLUS 2.
Summer Tourists' Rates.
VIA LAKE AND KAIL
TO ALL. HUNTS
EAST AND WEST
For Particulars Inquire at
Passenger Station, City Ticket Of.
U. I. I. Iapot. 1803 Second Ave.
'fbon 1138. 'Phone 1040.
L. F. BERRY,
Una. Faas. Act.
Kooaa 49 McManoi Hid. FboneS3 I
Here's a recreative and instructive
trip for teachers or any others,
whether attending the National Edu
cational association meeting or just
taking advantage of an attractive trip
at a very low rate.
You can go direct through Chatta
nooga and Knoxville, Tenn.; Ashe
ville, N. C. ; Spartanburg and Colum
bia, S. C, or Atlanta and Augusta,
Ga.. and return same way or diverse
routes, or from Charleston over the
Southern railway through Norfolk,
Richmond or Charlottesville, Va.. at
one fare for the round trip; or via
Southern railway from Charleston
through Washington, at a trifle high
Round Trip Rate From Rock Isl
and, III., to Charleston $30.70.
Tickets on sale July 2, 4. b and 7.
good until Sept. J. 190U9 with stop
overs any place desired south of the
Ohio and Potomac and east of the
Mississippi rivers. Our booklet en
titled "The Land of the Sky"
illustrates with beaatifal engravings.
and gives valuable information about
the mountains of western North Caro
lina as a summer resort. Also our
SUMMER HOMES" folder and
BATTLEFIELD" folder, will inter
est you. They are all free.
There are Mountain Resorts in East
Tennessee, Western North Carolina
and in Virginia, where you can spend
a month on the return trip, ana get
good country board at very low rates.
(live us some idea about what
points in the south you have in mind.
We will cheerfully answer any and all
questions, and may be able to en
hance the pleasure of your outing.
It will cost you but 2 cents postage.
WIIXIAM H. TAYLOR A. C P. A..
Southern By.. LouUrlUe, Kj.
J C. nr.AM. Jr.. N. W. P. A..
Southrra By-. 2J5 Dearborn St.. Chicago, III.
A GOOD LIFT
It la for the busy housewife on bakln or Iron
ing day. when she ha such superior coal to
work with aa our Bih rrndo hard and eoft
ooai. It la always satisfactory, and throws
out a clean blaze from a brls-ht and rlowlof
fire when Ton need it. SatiafacUoa la boik
fuel and price to patrons m mir motto.
C G. rrMxer.
they cure no pay.
I The British Doctors at o. 1002 Sacend
Atnit are Ctriif All diet They
Treat Absolutely free. They Ac
cept o Pay Whatever, 'ot
Kren When Cere are
A staff of eminent physicians and
surgeons from the Unush Medical in
stitute have, at the urgent solicitation
of a large number of patients under
their treatment in this vicinity, estab
lished a permanent branch of the in
stitute in this city at No. 1002 Second
These eminent gentlemen have de
cided to give their services entirely
free for three months (medicine ex
cepted) to all invalids who may call
upon them for treatment between now
and Jnlv 10. These services consist
not only of consultation, examination
and advice, but also of all minor sur
lhe object in pursuing this course
is to become rapidly and personally
acquainted with the sick and the af
flicted, and, under nc condition what
ever will any chareres be made for am
services rendered for three months to
all who call before July 10
The doctors treat ail forms of dis
ease and deformities, and guarantee a
cure in every case they undertake. At
the first interview a thorough exami
nation is made, and, if incurable, you
are frankly and kindly told so; also
advised against spending your money
ior useless treatment.
Male and female weakness, catarrh
and catarrhal deafness, also rupture.
goitre, cancer, varicocele, and all dis
eases of the rectum, are positively
cured by their new treatment.
Dr. E. Valentine Heaton, the chief
consulting surgeon of the institute,
is in personal charge
wince nours from 2 p. m. till 9 p.
m. Branch office at Davenport, 706
Brady street, office hours, 9 a. m
till 2 p. m. Not open Sundays.
Dr. B. Coffman,
OF DAVENPORT, IOWA.
If you have headaches, dizziness.
neuralgia, spots before your eves,
trembling spells, burning and smart
ing of the eves, Tarious nervous and
brain afTectioss. do not delay, but
call at once on Dr. B. ColTmsn, as he
is an exclusive optician specialist,
devoting bis entire time and atten
tion to the scientific fitting of glasses.
I He is indorsed by the best people oil
COXSfLTATION AND EXAMINATION FREE,
At bis permanent office, 30 Mc-
MANUS BUILDING, Corner Second
and Main streets, Davenport, la.
every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
and bunday forenoon. Hours 9 a.
m. to 6 p. m.
8awed building stone,
Ashlar and Trimmingt
For cheapness, durability and
beauty excelled by none. This
tone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc Plans sent
as for estimates will receive
careful attention and be retained
promptly . oar expense.
Quarries 13 miles from Rock
Island on the C. B. A Q. R. R.
Trains Nob. 6 and 10 will stop
and let visitors off and on.
Bridge stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
stone, any size desired.
Samples of Stone and Photos of
buildings can be seen at Room
No. 12, Mitchell & Lynde's build
ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager.
Rock Island or Colona. HI.
Office af the Ppoples Power Company, Bock
Island. III. June IS. mv.
Notice W hereby ien that a vpectal meet-
tna- of the stockholders of the People Power
LdtntiariT wui te held at the general office of
said com pan . No. nu Seventeenth street, in
ne ci t or kocic island, la the eounir of hock
Inland, and State of Illinois, on the eighteenth
(ltb day of July. 1M. at the hour of 3 30
o clock p. m.. for ux purpose of voting on tae
louowisx proposition, to wit:
To increase the capital stock of said corpor
ation from tic sum of three hundred thous
and doi ki iBOM) tw 'X hundred
tbouaaod dollar and tae number of
ita sharrs front three thousand HftHi to sit
thousand 6.iM. Smc;m.S. Davis.
JMI L MIT- 8 IU.
Thomas U Utis.
Chami.k 1L Dual.
W IlJJkHI) L V(UI.
" CHAHI.rM O. A.
Tstateof John K. Baker.
The underamied oaniur oeen appointed ex
ecu tor of the last will and testament of J at) a
t. Baker, late of the county of Kocn Is
land, state of Iil; ao'A deoeaaed. heresy
fieee notice that be wttl appear before
the eouaty court of Rook Iulaod county, at
tbe county court room, in tbe c t j of Roes Isl
and, at tbe September term on tbe 8nt Mon
day la eeptember next, at a Mob tuna all per
sons aavicur claims atrauuK um estate are no
tided and requested to attend, for tho purpose
of basins; tbe same adjusted.
Ail persons indebted to said estata are re
quested to make Immediate payment to the
Dated it: sna day or June. A. r., isop.
rsauT Gnu a walt, Executor.
FREAKS HOT SATISFIED.
Managers of Museums Troubled
Over the Situation.
CASE OF THE BRAZILIAN TWINS.
In Viler Folly Tbey Allowed Them
eelvea to Be Scrtred and Have
Saik Into Oblivion How the Won
derful Operation tVne Performed.
Twin Treaka JSosr In Exlatenee,
Museum managers are wrought up
over the news from Rio Janeiro that the
Brazilian twins, Itosalina and Maria,
who were born Joined together, have
been so successfully operated upon
that thev will work out their exist
ences separately, says the New York
Telegraph. This is but another demon
stration that surgery and medicine are
fast becoming exact sciences and will
soon make malformation and abnormal
corporeal phenomena easy of correc
In unpleasant truth freak exploiters
fear a shortage in their peculiar com
modities. They see the ossified man
visiting Dr. Pleshly's twentieth cen
turv fat promoting emporium and re
turning with a neatly molded form and
demanding back salary. They fear the
bearded lady will become envious of
her pink cheeked sisters and answer
the advertisements of concoctions war
ranting the removal of superfluous
hair, with the promise of a roses and
cream complexion to follow,
"Only the other day," said Showman
Huber recently, "I caught the agent of
an antifat establishment talking to the
650 pound woman up In my balcony.
That fellow shot through the door a
moment later without the formality of
receiving back his admission fee. I
would not have minded it so much if
the woman had not only listened to
him. but actually wanted to try his
Just think of that! But nil freaks
are tin same way. They get more mon
ey for less work than any other class
of people In the world except bloated
bondholders, but they are not satisfied.
Kvery mother's Hon and daughter of
them wants to be like ordinary people.
They won't be persuaded It's a grand
thing to be unique. Aud look at the
gratitude of the thing! We make them
fame and money, but they want to run
us out of the business."
Such walls and logic are heard up
and down the Bowery and lower Third
avenue in New York these days. Every
freak manager says his monstrosities
lump wildly at any chance, however
improbable, which may do away with
the means by which they earn a liveli
hood. This Is a blow at the idea com
monly held that freaks enjoy the as
tonishment their peculiarities create
and are proud of their Isolation.
The operation on the Brazilian chil
dren created astonishment among the
museum men for several reasons. Their
greatest was that the parents of the
girls should throw away !oOO per
week. Two managers said the twins
could have earned that amount indefi
nitely, there lelng now a great dearth
of good attractions. All considered it
wonderful the surgeons were success
ful. It was the common opinion that
to separate persons so jolued by nature
meant certain death to both.
Medical men in New York agree that
the operation was wonderful In its dar
ing. The children, who were 10 years
old, were Joined at their seventh ribs.
Not only was there an osseous connec
tion, but their lives appeared to le one.
Py means of X rays the surgeons saw
that the liver glands were perfect in
each. Karly in the winter the ribs
were sawed apart. The shock to the
patients was so great It was deemed
necessary to let them recover before
completing the separation. The liver
was divided the other day.
There are now three pairs of con
nected twins In existence. All have
been shown in New York city. They
are the mulattoes Millie and Christine,
the "double headed nightingale," of
South Carolina; the Toccl twins of Ital
ian birth and only two legs and the
Bohemian twins." The most famous
were the Siamese twins. They were
born in 1811. After appearing all over
the world as museum freaks they mar
ried sisters and settled on a plantation
in North Carolina. One died of pneu
monia. The other at once fell into a
stupor and was dead in two hours.
t School For Pastoral Helsera.
At its vecent general convention the
Christian church, known also as Disci
ples and Carapbellites. decided to es
tablish a "school for pastoral helpers,"
says the Toledo Blade. Ladies are to
be educated for pastoral work. The
other day It was decided to locate the
institution in Cincinnati, and its first
session will open Sept. IS with the fol
lowing faculty: Rev. A. M. Harvout,
Cincinnati, superintendent; Rev. George
A. Miller. Covington. Ky.; Miss Alva
M. Taylor, Norwood. Of: Dr. Davis S.
Schaff of Lane Theological sem'nary.
and Miss Ixm.a Nichols, who is now the
helper of Pastor Harvout of the Central
Christian church in Cincinnati. The la
dies who are students will be required
to devote 1C hours each week to prac
tical pastoral work.
Latest la Bathlna; Salts.
R.atLiiig suits In all colors and de
signs for women fut upy a large part of
the show windows In upper Broadway
j and the shopping district generally,
says the New York correspondent of
the Pittsburg Dispatch. Most of the
rtores are making a specialty of ready
made bathing puits this season. The
popular materia!, according to experts,
are mohair, flannel, serge and china
sat. The prices, as shown in tbe win- j
dows, range from ?3-."D to $21 a suit. ; I
Prof. GoUkera Seeking- an Antltoxll
For Bltea of Polaoaona Reptiles.
Interesting experiments having for
their object the discovery of an anti
toxin for snake bite or pcisou are being
conducted at the Carnegie laboratory,
connected with the Bellevue Medical
college, says the New York Herald.
The experiments have aroused great
interest among the students, but they
are being conducted with the greatest
secrecy, and it was not until the other
day that the fact that such experi
ments were being made became known.
iTofessor Goldhorn, who hag full
charge of the experiments. Las procur
ed a collection of poisonous reptiles
consisting of two euormous and verv
venomous rattlers, a uiooeasin and a
huge king snake G feet 4 inches in
length. With these reptiles Professor
Goldhorn has been experimenting for
several weeks, inoculating rats, rabbits
and frogs, and has watched carefully
the effect of the venom of the snakes
The experiments are fraught with
great danger, as the animals if placed
In the cages containing the reptiles
would be immediately killed, whereas
for the purposes of the experiments it
is necessary to keep the animals alive
so as to watch the progress of the poi
son through their veins.
Professor Goldhorn handles the small
animals himself, holding them close to
the cages, so that when the snake
strikes its prey the animal is at once
withdrawn. The effect of the poison Is
then carefully watched, and If the ani
mal dies It Is immediately dissected
and the course of the ioisoa traced
through its veins. Professor Goldhorn
believe that by studying the course of
the poison and the effect of the samel
poison injected into the body of the
animal an antitoxin may be discovered
which will make the bite of a snake
absolutely harmless. Professor Gold
horn refused to discuss his experiments
when seen recently. lie said that he
had not penetrated very deeply.
An imglisn specialist in lsUu an
nounced that he had discovered aa an
titoxin for Miake poisoning. He called
it autlvenene and declared that by its
use he could make the deadly bite of
the cobra as harmless as the scratch of
a pin. Dr. Charles Slover Allen con
ducted similar experiments in the Car
negie laboratory in 1S92, during the
course of which he was bitten severely
by one of Hie snakes.
MEDALS FOR THE NAVY.
Three Claaaes Propoaed Honor,
( oarage nnd Serrlce Mcdnla.
Representative- Foss, acting chair
man of the house committee on naval
affairs, rceentlj- introduced a bill di
recting the secretary of the navv to
prepare a number of medals with
clasps and ribbons, to be bestowed ou
officers anil men In the navy and ma-
rlue corps for exccptioDnl aud meritori
ous service in the line of dutv, sav.s the
Washington correspondent of the New
York Sun. The medals are to bo di
vided Into three classes, the first class
to be known as the "honor medal," to
be presented by the president In per
son or by his personal representative
to officers and men who have displayed
eminent and conspicuous conduct In
battle or other dangerous public emer
gency. The second class is to be the
courage medal," to be presented by
the secretary of the navy or his repre
sentative for distinguished conduct in
the presence of the enemy or extraor
dinary heroism at any time. The third
class is the "service medal." for distin
guished service in time of war. to be
presented by the secretary of the navy.
The honor medal is to be presented
through a board of three to five officers
for conduct deemed to require the
highest type of coura go and good judg
ment and Fhall carry with it an in
crease In pay for officers alove the
rank of captain In the navy, 15 per
cent; captain or commander, 10 per
cent; below commander, 5 per cent;
warrant, petty and noncommissioned
officers, 30 per cent. All medals are to
be worn ou the left breast. When en
titled to a second medal, the medal Is
to be replaced by a bronze bar, and
each bar in lieu of an honor medal Is to
carry, with It additional nav. The re
wards are to extend to cover deeds
back to Feb. 14. 1898.
Mr. J. G. Leigh, according to The
Westminster Gazette, is able to make
an announcement that will be vert-
welcome to all lovers of Stevenson.
Mr. Leigh has had an Interview with
Count von Bulow. who said: "Be so
icood as to tell Mrs. Stevenson that
there is no spot in Samoa which will
be more treasured by Germany than
the grave of her noble and distinguish
ed husband. lie was at times a stern
critic, but we always honored him,' and
we feel no shame today in admitting 1
that rt-tiistl. 41m - .1 r . 1 . 1
.wi. isuu mill uc winter flliu 41JU XlJilJt
have been well deserved. It is a great
pleasure to me to have the assurance
that Mrs. Stevenson has faith in our
good Intentions toward the people she
and her noble husband loved so well.
I am sure that I speak for his majesty
the emperor when I say that the grave
on Yaca shall ever be honored as would
be the resting place of one of Ger
many's most distinguished dead."
Largest Balloon la the World.
For the purpose of ascertaining how
long a balloon will remain aloft the lar
jrept airship ever constructed Is now
being built at Berlin. It will contain
O.OjO cubic centimeters and will carry
125 hundredweight, says the New York
Times. Five aeronauts Herren Ber
son. Zekell and Koerlng. Mr. Alexan
der, an Englishman, and one other
will ascend July lo. planning to remain
aloft for weeks and to descend wher-
ver finally carried. The balloon
. twice the sire of Andree's.
JUST WHERE TOWNE STANDS
Regarding the Tire Presidential Xoiulna
tlon at Thia Time.
Duluth. June 2o. Charles A. Towne
takes exceptions to the inference drawn
in an Associated Pre dispatch from
Austin. Tex., Saturday morning that
he would withdraw from the vice pres
Idcntlal race if nor nominated at Kan
a.s City. The dispau-o referred to
ouoted an extract from a letter writ
len by Towne to .Major Walton, of
Austin, in which lie said: "My friends
know that no iersoiial cousideratiou
would Influence me to stand in the
way of success of thv party for which
we are contending.''
Towne said last uislit that there
was nothing in the letter upon whie
an intimation of his course as to the
vice presidency could be based. "You
may say, however." continued Towne,
"that I expect to be nominated for
vice president at the Kansas City con
vention, aud I have more snniwrt at
present for th nomination than any
other man. although in some sections
cf the east there seems to 1h objection
to a western man for the place. If,
however, I am not nominated by the
Democratic convention I am not pre
pared to say what action 1 shall take
and will not decide- uutil that time
IRISHMEN ARE DEPORTED
Mullett and ntzharrls are Sent Bark
Kn-laud on the Servla.
New York. June 25. Jos. Mullett
and James Fitzharris. the Irishmen
who served sentences in an English
prison for complicity in the a noenix
park murders, and who arrived at this
port on May 27 last, were deported by
the Cunard steamship Servia. which
sailed at 1 p. m. Saturday,
Mullett and Fitzharris were locked
up in the steerage hospital of the Ser
via according to custom, but they
broke down the door and Fitzharris,
sticking out his head and in a frightful
rage, yelled: "Stop, you Britishers,
you are worse than the Amerleaus.
We are not prisoners." Friends in
terposed and the men were given
the lilHMty of the deck till the vessel
Great Damage Done by ilall,
Sioux City. Ia.. June ".". Reiorts
are coming in from trustworthy sources
of great, damage tloue by hail, not only
to crops, which have been injured in
tins vicinity, to the extent of Tj per
cent, in strips, but to live stock and
numan beings, umts of hail stones a
foot and a half deep were piled up.
and chunks of ice fell In places. They
bruised a girl near Moville. this coun
ty, so badly that she may die; hogs
and sheep were struck down and killed
by the score. The storm seems to have
wrecked its greatest fury near Moville
ami ."m.(H of daiunge was done to
Mil.ovrrn Defeats Dixon.
Chicago, June 2o. Terry McGoveris
Saturday night at Tattersall's upheld
ids reputation as king of all feather
weights oy iteieatmg ;eorge Dixon,
the ex-champiou. in six rounds. Dixon,
although not knocked out. was in dis
tress and holding on for dear life as
the bout ended. The fight was fast
and furious from liegiutiiiig to end
with I crry on top oi Ins man all the
Iinniia Ilrnien a Contribution Story.
Cleveland. June 2". Senator Ilanna
said yesterday that his attention had
been called to a story to the effect that
three mine owners In Ftali who snp
lwirted Bryan in 1Jm; had each con
tributed .S.HMMM tp McKinley's cam
paign fund. "I want to say." said
Senator Ilanna. "that there is absolute
ly no foundation for this story. It is a
. No Agreement on the Wage Scnle.
Pittsburg, June 25. The wage scale
conference of representatives of the
steel sheet combinw and workers,
which has been in session here for a
week adjourned without reaching an
agreement. There are lyil nulls in the
country, of which sixty-nine are non
union, and the Amalgamated associa
tion refused to sign the scale unless it
included the non-union mills.
Carter Harrison for Vice President.
Little Rock. Ark., June 2o. Chair-
man t arroii Armstrong, or me uem-
ocratle state central committee, was
asked who. In his opinion, wits the
strongest man to place on the ticket
with Bryan. He replied by saying
that "Mayor farter Harrison or Chi
cago was by long odds the one to nom
inate for vice prevalent.
Shot and Robbed.
Poplar Bluff, Mo.. June 25. Two
robbers entered the farmhouse of Ed
ward Nantsill. shot hiui and his. two
nephews, stole $.(io they found In a
trunk and then escaped, having set
the house on lire. Passers-by rescued
the injured men from the flames, but
Nantsill died of his wound. The boys
Robert's Sentence Is ISO Day.
Salt Luke City. Ftah. June 25.
Brigham II. Roberts wns Saturday
sentenced by Judge Norrell in the state
court to pay a tine of S150 or go to jail
for 15 days for "unlawful cohabita
tion." lie will appeal to the supreme
court on a technicality.
Honor Frances Wlllard.
Edinburgh. June 25. The World's
Women's Christian Temperance Fnlon
proceedings Included an Impress ire
memorial service in honor of the late
.miss i-ranees ijiard, former presii
dent of the Women's Christian Tem
Oats 24o Xc
Hay Timothy. t&3'p; prairie. to 110.
biraw M V(iA
Potatoes B5c; new, aOc.
Butter Choice to fair; He, fresh creamery,
Uens To per pound.
Spring chickens, 14 00 per dozen.
I Aides 7c.
Coal Soft. He.
Cattle Bucbers pay for eorn fed
4tfr5c; cows and heifers, Ic&tc
8 print; Lnrots S2 HOttU
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
Tta Kind Yea Hars Alvajs Bought
Tha biggest and best shows New York has ever seen."
. New York World.
WILL POSITIVELY EXHIBIT AT
Rock Island, June 27.
Tsro Exhibitions Dally. Arternoea at Nlfht at S. Henag-eiie Opens 1 Hour i:arller.
CONSOLIDATION OF AMERICA'S TWO GREATEST
Not a Syndicate nor a Trust, but United as the Legitimate and OQicially
Authorized Successors of the Barnum &
Bailey Shows of America.
C APT WOODWARD EXCELS
SEA UOHSTHAT PlAY FOOTRAll
Progress' pace demands this greater than all previous greatest
shows. Prosperity's patronage makes it proiitably possible. Con
sider what it means. THE TQ GREATEST CIRCUSES. THE
TWO GREATEST MUSEUMS. TWO GREATEST MENAGERIES. x
TWO GREATEST HirPODROMES. Owned, controlled, managed
and directed by the world's-famous quartet of the world's greatest
showmen, J. A. Bailey, Lewis Sells, Peter Sells and W. W. Cole,
whose individual shows have been exhibited in America, Europe and
Australia, and were indisputably the greatest sh owsever known in
all those countries, are here and no unified indivisibly and per
Am;rica's Own, One and Only Representative Amuse
ment Institution and
ALL EARTH'8 GREATEST
The legitimate successor to the
Barnum & Bailey show in this coun
try and the
One and Only Truly Representative Show
Whose winter quarters are Madison
Square Garden, New York, the larg
est arenic building in tbe wot id its
summer ones tbe biggest tents ever
erected. Its enormous Collection of
animate rarities makes it the
Mightiest Menagerie on Earth
Its trained-animal department is
far and away the largest and best
ever seen and includes both the world
famous Adam Forepaugh and Sells
Mammoth Herds of Eleohants.
Captain Woodward's Marvels cf
Which successfully dispute tbe claims
is the most intelligent animal by their
and understanding, in some respects
To Properly Inaugurate the Initial Year of tbe Newest Century, a
Colossal Congress of Circus Champions,
Heading the list are no less than 19 champion bareback Equestrians of both
sexes. No less than 25 champion clowns In the forest and field of fun.
Don't forget the morning of the exhibition when there will pass through the',
principal streets of your city the
GRANOEST FREE STREET PARADE EVER SEEN
Admission, 50c. Children Under 12 Years, Half Price.
Numbered coupon, actually reserved seats, will be sold on th a day tt xh
bition withont extra charge at THOMAS DRUG STORE, corner Second
avenue and Seventeenth street.
HIMSELF WITH HIS NEW TRAINED!
CATCH HATS & JUGGLE FUtfiNG TORCHES
OF ALL GREAT 8HOWS.
Unite Hassan All
The all-over-looking Giant Egyp
tian; of the entire human race tho
largest, tallest man ever born. "Not
a circus, but tbe circus," sys the
New York Commercial Advertiser of
Congress of 300 Champions.
Undeniably the most prodigious
display of equestrians, athletes, gym
nasts, acrobats, equilibrists, acrial
ists, jugglers, racers, bicyclists, con
tortionists, leapers, gyrationists, and
every feat requiring strength, agility,
daring and skill the world has ever
25 Champion Clowns
Who drive people wild with .heir
the World, Educated Sen Lions
that the elephant, the horse or dog
astounding, before unheard of skill
surpassing mankind itself.
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