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TO CONTINUE the RUSH
OF LAST WEEK. '
We opened Monday morning with ft special sale of DRESS GOODS (an
,,r'v shipment lust received last week) and mark prices that will RUSH DRFSS
jjoODS ibis week more rapid tban towels and linens of last week. Extra help for
this Prices quoted are on new goods Just recalled.
Monday morning colored Dress Cashmere, tf Qa rvQT T7CY
Cardiol. onl7 qstlty l.mr.ed. O J)QT yard.
p(,uble Fold Cashmere, all colors,
10$c a yard,
For this sale.
Drr Flnnuels, 83 laches wide,
25c a Yard,
For this sale.
Extrt BrnsdHnth Finish Dress Flan
nels, 4D inches wide,
48c a Yard.
Brillitot Luster Dress Oooda 10 cents a yard.
The finest and best Henriettas, all colors and blacks, superior in finish and
wer io ttllk warp Roods.
Ml'SLISS again this week. On Tuesday morning at 0:80 o'clock we will sell
4'4 Inch Pillow Case Muslin at Jc a yard.
45 iooh Pillow Chic Muslin at lOJc a yard. It pays to trade at
1714, 1718. 1718. 1750 and 1733 Pkcond Avenue. Rock Island.
ft 'I ? gww ( u
?r ' j I " r" -f' ttirm- v---vi
And Dialers In Artists' Materials.
E'clnnits, Stationery. Etc.
We are the Western agents for the stove mannfactuies
of Taplin, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
8tovs wvat of Chicago. In baying of as you virtually
luy of tit manufacturers and at lower prices than any
ivrai! dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us liefurnyou buy anything in the shape of a'stove.
WILLiRD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
W. hav. the largest stock In the city,
Cor. Seoond Are., and 10th street. . SUTCtlFFB BROS.
Double Fold Debeige Mictures,
10$c a Yard,
For this sale.
All Wool Dress Flannels, the new shades
38c a Yard,
For this sale.
Fancy Striped Gilbert Dress Flannels,
83 inches wide,
42c a Yard.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second avenue.
at a BARGAIN
and are bound to .ell, and pr.ee. ar
-U-. All work
RIVER A SD RAIL.
The formation of the Vw Faeet
Company Canaea Vreat Cootwim
lion and no l.tnle Anxleiy With
The announcemect that a syndicate of
Minneapolis and St. Louis capitalists had
been formed for the purpose of reviving
the marine service on the Mississippi
river, between Minneapolis and the Gulf
of Mexico, has created consternation in
western railroad citcles. Railroad men
look at it as a dangerous competitor, and
also, unless a combine can be formed as
regards the rates, a means of handling a
large valumeof the traffic of the state bor
dering on. the rivet. As an abettor of
the river service the interstate com
merce law stands out prominently, so
sav the traffic manipulators, for the
reason that the long and short haul
clause prevents the roads by means of
special inducement from .regulating
rates to and from intermediate points
with a view of shutting out river com
petition. It is stated that a large volume
of the business now handled by the Iowa
roads east bound to the seaboard can be
handled bv water rates far below any
standard upon which a railroad can afford
to operate. General Manager Kimball of
the Union Pacific xaid: "The move is
certainly one of vi al importance to all
roads traversing tha territory through
which the river is to apply. It ia a ques
tion whether or not it can handle freight
destined to the seabiard at a lower mar
gin than what can be done by the combi
nations of the railrotids and the lakes, and
also expedite business so as to be satis
factory to the shipper. There is little
doubt in my mind bit that river service
will receive good local patronage, and it
may result in a la-ge quantity of sea-
board freight being moved in that cir
cuit. Whether it will be remunerative or
not to the projectors of the service re
mains to be determined, but at any baz-
zard, it foreshadow dangerous compel!
tion for the railroad.."
In another light, a well known rails
road official states that the greatest in
jury will result to tae roads east of the
river, for the reason that the western
roads will deposite their freight destined
to the seaboard, upon reaching the river,
and that the bulk of the western pro
ducts will be shipped that way. On the
other hand all river freight westward
bound from the coat.t coming from east
ern seaboard, via lie ocean and river,
would have to he deposited at points
along the river; eastern roads would en
joy inland traffic to points west, but east
bound freight from the west, would be
taken up by the river service, even to a
considerable distanc e east of the river.
In this respect, it is stated, that a severe
blow would be dealt Chicago, and that
what the latter wo.ild lose would be
gain to Davenpor', Burlington, Rock
Island. Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis
and like places of prominence along the
Mississippi. It is stated that an effort
will be made to inaugurate the service on
the river early in this spring.
Speaking about the effect of pulling
trains at a high rite of speed, an old
knight of the throttle said the other day
''These fast trains have played mischief
with engineers. It s a fact that almost
dally you hear of one of these royal
knights of the lever suffering from a par
alytic stroke. Tin rapid time made puts
every engineer on sixli a strain that it is
only a question of a few months until the
nervous system collapses. I remember
seeing the statement some time ago, and
I do not doubt its ".ruth, that there is a
train running between St. Paul and Still-
water, on the Omaha, that is called the
hospital train, for every man who runs
with it has had either a stroke of paraly
sis or has been injured in some way or
another. But in th s day and age, when
everything goes at lightning speed, on
railroads and in business alike, I suppose
little heed is given to these poor fellows
who drop by the wayside, in reality vic
tims of the greed of their fellow men."
The Beth Sommerville dramatic compa
ny closed its week's engagement at Har
per's theatre Saturday night, producing
a double bill including the drama, "Lost
in London," and the farce, '"Poisoned, or
my Turn Next." The company sur
prised the audience by the excellency of
the performance. The production of
Lost in London" was, barring acenlc
eflects,fur superior to that of the Newton
Beers company which recently visited
Rock Island, while the farce was as
laughable aud well laved as it could be.
Had the company pat on at the opening
of its engagement, Rome of the attrac
tions that it did at the latter part of the
week, it might hae done better, not
withstanding the strong counter attrac
tion the Industrial fair. The company
is better titled for u light order of plays
than for such piece as "Camille."
Those 11 uor Can-a.
ft seems that thei cases against the
Rock Island liquor irms spoken of in
Saturday's Argcb, ire not for violation of
the Iowa prohibitory laws, buifor alleged
violation of the federal internal revenue
liws relative to the shipping of C. O. D
packages. The Duiuque papers report
that United Stales Marshal Desmond ha.
started for Rock Island for the purpose
of arresting three wholesale liquor dealer,
of this city, who wtre indicted at the last
.Boston of the United State, court for
violating the internal revenue law. in
shipping good, into Iowa C. O. D. The
law make, the placu where the money Is
collected the place of .ale and require, a
tinenan for aach Dla3e. Again.t each of
the trio, nineteen Indictment, were re
turned. Bo far the U. S. marshal baa
nni arrivnil. The firm, referred to are
believed to be M. L-Jvy 4 Son, Beardsley
& Burgh and Kohn & Adler, though none
of them bare received notice a. yet.
Isiand 'Jiw Clno.
All member, of the Island City club
are requested to be present at the meet
ing Thursday evenl ig. Ba.lnes. of im
portance. Johs Looset, Pre.
"The neculiar D'arifvingand building op
nnweri of Hood. Sarsaparilla make It
the very beat medic ine to take at thia Ma-
THE SILENT REAPER.
John T. Sillier Gathered Home
Palnc Paefnlly Away at Hid
niKht Hta 1.1 re.
John T. Miller died at his home 1412
Third avenue, at 12 o'clock last night.
after eleven week, of severe illness dur
ing which bis life was many times dis-
paired of, though he rallied several limes.
keeping his devoted wife whose faithful
vigil about his bedside began the moment
he was stricken down and continued un
broken until the last hour came linger
ing between hope and despair.
Eleven weeks ago today Mr. Miller was
taken ill, seized with a complication of
troubles, not one of which deserted him
and each seemed to aggravate the other
until a condition was brought on that the
best medical skill was unable to contend
with. But he was a patient sufferer,
uttering not a murmur or sigh of pain.
but when the summons came to the soul
it brought welcome relief to the body.
Mr. Miller was one of tha most popular
and most highly respected citizens and
business men of Rock Island, having res
sided here for fifteen years. He was born
in Beaver county. Pa., Oct. 12, 1833. He
spent his younger years in his native
county and came west and to Illinois at
the age of twenty-three, settling at Otta
wa, where he engaged in the hotel busi
ness. He conducted successfully the two
leading hotels there the Central aud
Galloway, and in 1803 he bought
the Harrington house at Geneseo
and moved thither. He remained
In the hotel business there less
than a year when he sold out and
embarked in the livery business, which
pursuit he afterwards followed. In 1874
uo came to itoca island, ptircnasmg a
livery stable on Market square, hut he
subsequently moved to tht more eonven
lent and better known one on Fiat Iron
square, and which has since been his
place of business. Recently he has de
voted himself more particularly to the
hack lines and boarding stable.
Mr. Miller was united in marriage at
Ottawa in 1853 with Miss Julia A. Hal
cott, daughter of Col. Ilalcott, and their
marriage has been a most happy one
With the widow are left three sisters at
Beaver Falls. Pa.: Mrs. H. M Meyer,
Mrs. E. Starret and Mrs. J. M. Shuster,
ana a brother. T. V. Miller, at
Lincoln, Neb. Mrs. Meyer was
with her brother in his last hours, whilu
tne brother ia expected to arrive from
Nebraska tonight. Mr. Miller was i
member of the A. O. U. W. and I. O. O
F. societies. He was thoroughly honest
in all his transactions a man, too, of
unusual geniality and tenderness of feel
ing. He was a great admirer of floe
horses and had possessed many noted
horses in bis lifetime, among which were
Melvina and Silver King.
Funeral services were conducted by
Mr. Mraquis at his late home this after
neon at 3 o'clock, and tomorrow morn-,
ing the remains will be conveyed back to
Pennsylvania for interment beside those
of Lis father.
The Urnenbaek Raiwrr t aught.
The Argus a week ago noted fully the
attempt of two of the drivers on -the
Thirty fifth street line of the Rock Inland
and Moline railway, to turn raised bills
into the bank of Mitchell & Lynde.
Both were detected at once and the
drivers explained that the bills had been
passed on them as genuine. No one
seemed to suspect the drivers, although
Supt. Schnittrer put bis wits to work and
he soon made up his mind that (be good
of his sj stern would be best promoted
without one of them at least.
This was James Oostwick, driver
of car No 10, and he was
dif charged. Saturday at Davenport
be was arrested in a Front street saloon
for passing a one dollar bill as five dol
lars raised from I to V. A telegram
came from U. S. Attorney Finch, at Dea
Moines, directing that Gostwick be held,
and the commissioner sent him to jail.
Gostwick says be believed the greenback
to be a V but he passed it after he had
failed to do so at two other places, at
Gostwick formerly worked on a farm
near Milan and came to Supt. Sohnitger
with highest recommendations. He was
employed in the barn before be was giv
en a car on the opening or tne imriv-
flfth street line.
Gostwick waived preliminary examina
tion this morning , was held in bonds of
$1,000, and taken to Dea Moines for
trial at the May term of the United States
The exercise, in commemoration of
Washington's birthday were not confined
to the buildings made mention of in Sat
urday night's Arqcs. At building No.
7, Miss McDonald principal, there were
interesting programmes and the largest
attendance that has ever been known at
the building. Misses Kendall and Hars
dy's rooms united down stairs,and MisBes
McDonald and Doonan's up stairs.
At building No. 8 Misses Trow and
Muse united their classes and gave the
following interesting programme:
Bocg, "I Love you Mother," the school;
'Welcome to the Day," Grace Abell;
"George Washington," Catherine Adams;
sone, -Drummer Boy." first primary;
"Two Pictures," Mattie Jones, Genie
Mattison: "Our Flag." Bertie Harris,
Jimmle Thompson; song. "George and
hi. Hatchet," acted by Maurice Simon,
Clyde Porter, John WulfT, Harry Salz
mann, Ben Mitchell. Frank Ferguson,
Willie Mclntire, George Loosley and
Oliver Allen; "The Boy who Never Told
a Lie." Daisy Postlewaite; "V nation
Dav," Grace Wilcox; song. "Our Jamie,"
Mattie Jones, In costume; "American
Flag." Lily Streckfus, Simon Mosenfel
der, Lucia Robins, Kate Elliott. Annie
Normoyle; song. "George Washington."
school: George Washington exercise, by
thirty-five of the second grade; calisthen
ics, by school; song. "Chicago Street
fix f.r Cent Loan.
Every Taeday evening during Febru
ary the Rock Island Building Association
will bold meeting, to dispose of iu sur
plus fund, at nominal premium..
E H. Outer. ISecretary.
" New Zealand offer, a bounty of 5 oent.
each for the destruction of English .par
THE GREAT FAIR.
Brilliant Exercise aa the ?ennd Mat-
nrday XUht Popular Award.
Saturday night witnessed another im
mense attendance at the Industrial fair
and still greater praise of the exhibit, and
interest in them. Another very interest
ing programme was presented, which in
cluded songs by Mis. May Richards;
piano playing by Miss Jennie Poirot; "A
Rich Man from California," by Cahat and
Ziegler; a song by Jud Blackburn; a
plantation dance by Fred Garvin; banjo
playing, gong and dance by James Cabal;
clog dancing by Eddie Swanson, etc.
The results of the contest, for prizes
were declared Saturday night. The gold
headed cane put up to be voted to the
most popular business man went to
Rudolph Schwecke, who had 047$ vote,
to 60S for John Ainsworth and 78 for
Gus Stengel. The firemen's trumpet for
the most popular hose company was
voted to the Franklin by 203 to 119 for
the Phosnix and 84 for the Holly. The
handsomely dressed 'doll, for the most
popular young lady, went to Miss Lulu
Parker, who bad 898 votes to 242 for
Miss Blanche Ramskill and 20 for Miss I.
The fair continues three nights more,
with attractive stage exercises on each
Tonight there will be music by a col
ored quartet and other exercises of an in
HnrriKOtt Will Help Hrnnrpln.
When the Hennepin canal bill was un
der consideration in the U. S. senate on
the 18ihof July. 1882, Gen. Benj. Har
1 am favorable to the proposition of
constructing a sufficient and adequate and
practicable waterway between the Missis
sippi and the lakes; I believe such a work
is a national work. While it does not in
any direct degree affect the state which I
in part represent, yet I am not for that
reason less friendly to it. I believe there
will be great and widespread benefits
from the construction of such a waterway
sufficiently wide and sufficiently extensive
to make it in a very high sense a national
work. In order that those benefits may
he secured I believe that we must have a
larger canal, must have one capable of
transporting vessels of larger tonnage
Derhaps than those contemplated by this
amendment to the river and harbor bill.
So that when the canal has passed both
bouses of congress next writer, it will
not be retarded by any official act on the
part of the president.
Uret Benentaof Advrrilalnc
Tbe Kansas City Qatette tells the crack
story in regard to the wonderful results
of advertising. A family down in Florida
is said to have lost one of their children
After failing to find it for two days, they
put a twenty-flve cent notice in a local
paper ana tne next morning they were
surprised to see an alligator upon the
door-step, where he had disgorged the
lost child, alive, and then died himself.
They sold the alligator's hide for $5, and
the parents are exhibiting the child in a
dime museum for $50 per week. This
j story illustrates the great value of adver
tising. It also illustrates the writer as a
most careful and painstaking liar.
Special sale of
Boys' clothing now ready
At Simon & Mosenfelder's.
It is the M. &K.
Those $1.83 pants at the M. & K.
Mr. John Looney left last night for
Sweet Florida oranges at Krell &
It is the M. & K. that inaugurates low
M. & K. wrecked the high prices in
It Is the M. & K. that is selling all
wool pant, at $1.88.
$1 88 buy. boys' suits worn $2-75 at
Simon & Mosenfelder's.
It is the M. & K. that it cutting the
life out of boys' clothing.
It is the M. & K. that is selling misses'
and children's shoe, so cheap.
Boys' suits (coats and pantp) at 25
c.nla at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Simon & Mofenfelder's $3 50 pants are
sold elsewhere from $8 50 to f 4.
At 48 cents you can buy boys' suits
worth $2 at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
At 25 cent, you can buy boys' suit,
worth f 1.90 at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Felt footwear at half price. Call
early, before they are all .old, at the M.
M. & K , wreckers of high prices, are
selling felt boot, and shoes at half
Miss Mattie T. Ball, one of Drury's
young school marms, was in the city jet
$2.50 buys all wool pants of choice pat
terns at Simon & Mosenfelder's special
Ice creams and ices of all kinds at
Krell & Kath's. Be sure and give tbera
W. F. Garnelt and W. H. Ashdown. of
Port Boron, dined at the Rock Island
Today the M. & K. placed on sale a
lot of felt boots and shoes at half price
50 cents on the dollar.
Yucatan. Tuttl Fruttl. Barley Malt,
spruce and all the latest brands of gum
at Krell & Math'..
Walnut, hickory nut. peanut and French
fruit nougat just received at Krell &
Math'.. Try some; it is extra fine.
Messrs. Mosenfelder fc Kobn, the en
terprising merchant., are having a car
rier cash system placed in their stores.
$1 felt .hoes 50 cents. $1 felt .Upper.
50 cents, f 1 40 ladies' lined bals 70 cenU,
f 1 25 ladies' lined bals 65 cents at the M.
Mr.. F. G. Young has been viry ill
for several day. and yesterday her condi
tion was such a. to cause alarm, but to
day she is better.
Wanted Good energetic' men and
women to solicit. 92 50 and 3 per day.
Address or call on J. E. Schseffer, Gor
don house, Rock Island, IU.
Mis. Mary Turner left last " week
for Independence, Ore., a town about
fifty miles from Portland, where she will
hereafter make her home.:
"Oh! what lovely candy and how nice
and fresh it looks" is the expression of all
the ladle, a. they look in Erell & Math,
fine cases of French candles.
In addition to the great 91.88 pant.
de, M. & K. quote 25c felt mitten. 10c;
children's flannel .aits 00c; 75c quality
mitten. 35c; 50c gingham jumpers 25c.
Mr. G. L. Wynes, who ha. been in
the boot and shoe trade in thi. city for
several year, past, wishes to return
thanks to those who have favored him
with their trade, and he would alio re
spectfully request them to continue tbelr
patronage with his successor, Mr.
Notwithstanding that Mr. G. L. Wynes
ha. .old his interest In the firm of Wyne.
& Schneider to bi. partner, be will con
tinue to manage the Central shoe .tore
near the Harper House as usual. He
will also assist in collecting all account,
past due the firm . It will be gratifying
news to the public to know that Mr.
Wynes will continue to remain in the
trade as be is well posted in the business
and is polite and attentive to the wants
of the public.
Rev. Father Thomas Mackin, who has
returned from the centenary exercises of
Georgetown college at Georgetown, D.
C, reports a most interesting and pleas
ant session. The leading universities of
America and of Europe were represented
by delegates or dispatches, the pope tend
ing a congratulatory message, while Pres
ident Cleveland, and Cardinal Gibbons.
Archbishop Carnighan and other prelates
and priests were present, as were 800 to
400 alumni, while all nationalities and
religious denominations were represent
ed. Decrees of honor were conferred
upon diatinguished men of the nation in
divinity, law and the arts. Secretary Bays
ard being among those who received the
degree of L. L. D. Father Mackin saw
Congressman Gest in Washington.
At the Pioneer shoe store. Rubbers
and warm goods must be sold regardless
Children's shoes 10, 15, 20 and 23 cents
Misses toe slippers 25 cents per pair.
Ladies slippers 50 cents per pair.
Ladies' high cut cur. Kid shoe. 91.50
and f 2 per pair.
Men's solid working shoes $1 per pair.
Men's fine shoe. $1 60 per pair.
Men's fine calf seamless shoe. $2 50
All other goods in proportion. We
will guarantee to sell gocda cheaper than
ever before offered. Try us and be con
vinced. Pioneer Shoe Store.
1712 Second avenue.
The Rock Island & Milan Street Car
company will run 6 and 10 o'clock trips
this evening for the accommodation of
those desitlng to attend the fair.
B. Dayentort. Supt.
A good two-story brick house for sale
cheap, in good repair In lower part of the
city. Also vacant lot in same locality.
Enquire of E. E. Parmknter, lawyer,
The men of Paris of all ages and con
ditions are wild over boxing, and the
many cures made by Dr. Bull's Cough
8yrup, their national remedy.
Wednesday Evening, Feb. 27.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Mollue after dance.
and a full line of
Under Rock Island Boum.
Seouhed bt First Mortgage,
Are the Safest and Best
Investments for a
Ia IS yar we bve Invested over TWO MIL-
UOa aouara in tula manner wltaoat aj
loss to far to any client.
We make a Specialty of Farm Lands,
and spare no paint or expect to keep oar brnn-
nets on wit conserrau ve oitit .
EVXoToatort are Invited tn call or write for de
tail. Completed Loant tor SOU and upward! al-
way on kind for tale.
ffnAtlB a a, 1 wmm 1 1 in
lIKi&TtMPtt Davunport b.
The copartnership betetofor existing aader the
name of Wrnea 4 Behneider has tola day Met
dietolved, Mr. O. L. Wsn reUitnf . TUe butt
eat will be conducted by the remaining partner.
Jtr. vrv jr caaeiaer, r.
O. t WT5B9, -GKa.
Bock Island, Feb. S3, 1SW. St
Rock Island. Illinois.
GREAT CLEARING SALE
Boots and Shoes.
We have also a lot of Misses and Children's Kid
Shoe? to close out at cost.
Call and see.
GAB.SE & CO.,
1622 Second Avenue.
J. B ZIMMER,
No. 1810 Second avenne, is receiving dally his stock' of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Wm. A damson.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
fcj8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
H. D. FOLSOM,
Catawba, Port, Blackberry and Cherry, only
$1.50 per Gallon,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
eSend for Price List. P. O. Box 82.
Kidney MM Pills
ebdltaatca. TfcaM eaLebrttod p Uso faM (ak
in? las piac of Um mora zpadalr issjsstltn for
kidna tod Urer complaint, tod ta far upttior.
wra MrHr takta. and taftetara tha baat ttitnf
Tr tnteodacad for all dice mm of tha kJdaar
and liTr, tick hoadacna. pain la tha back ana
Ida, hranbaiB. esawtne and bomiac paina at tha
pit of tha stomach, yclWakta, eoatad toctgna,
comlaf ap of tha food after aaltsg. hjflnnnml'-i
of tha kkfaaja. craval, eta., and aa a faaUlj pfU
thayaa aaaqaal, aadaboaid ba kapt ka VflJ
Dlratuoaai Tomekhradtcha-tworthraa at
feadtlawt for djepapaia, oua aroiy day a atari
0 laser: tordhordarat tha tidaeya. tara, two or
Ihraattmeaawaak vaUl rallavadt for danrdara
of Ua litm, aad hfltoamaas, thwa ar foar aa ra
tairad. GIVE THEM ATRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
U proprietor win forward tbaia taaa aitltiaa
by BaU, oa malt of prioa.
25 Cts a Bottle.
T. H. THOMAS,
Offer this week an unnsually attractive
line of Satteens at
12 1-2 Cents per Yard,
in colorings and designs patterned after late 1
French, satteens choice every one of
them; also will sho " a large as
in newest effects, figured plains to match.
Prices Lower than last season.
NEW WOOL DRESS GOODS
are arriving; handsome enough to pltase the most
fastidious, and offered at prices worthy the
attention of closest buyers.
IsgPYou are cordially invited to ex mine.
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
Cures Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Croup
Whooping Cough, Spitting of
Blood and all Diseases
of tha Lungs.
One trial It t'l that U Becaasarjr to oavlaca
yon that It ittba bttt Conga Krmtdy made, so
next tima yon hava a tough or oold, sail aad act
Price 10. S5 and 00 cents.
' Call.for circular containing utUoolsJt.
T. H. Thomas.
V. B. Abora roods thlppai to aay addraaton
rraelpt nf tha prlca. .