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PeblLhiiH Dally and Weekly M 194 Second are
nas. Hock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
Tea.. Osllj, sue pr month; Weekly, 98.09
per annum. .
AU eommenlenttont of a erltlcml or aryoroenta
ire chancier, political or religious, man hare
rml nut attached for pabllentloo No nco artl
tide will be printed orer Sctltlone signatures.
Annnysioo communication not noticed. -
Cormpondraee solicited from erery towuMp
In Hock island eoonty.
r.-r;:"WHRMDt. December 17. 1890.
. - t-Thb spallest town in ibe United Stales
'-'wMob has an electric street railway in
" Opf ration U Soutbington, Conn., with a
vV population of 5.400. The car are in
' -service over two mi:es of track, and the
svarsjre daily receipts are f 9 per car.
The power for the operation of this road
la furnished by the local lighting com
pany, and costs 1 25 per car per day.
The largest electric railway ia at Boston.
Mass. Tliia entire avstern comprises SS5
m'les of (rack. 60 of which are electric
aily rquipptd. and there are 313 motor
rara in operation- Sinus City Journal
Uoshc be a t'ti .
It t coming to the minda of the people
that there Is something radically wrong in
ti'e provisions of our teeislaiive svsiem.
What was reesonsliU and logical in former
times when the republic was voiinj and
undeveloped ici.ow unreasonable, illogical
and unjust. There was reason half a
century alio. In the provisions that legls
Ul ro elected should not be railed upon
to assume their duties until months after
the lime of their election. In those days
there were crest difficulties and obalaik'S
connected with travel. Hut now 'the
whole tetritory of the Lulled Hiatus is
literally rovereil aitli a network of iron
r Us, and trains r.isli with lightning speed
between all poin s at convenient timet.
The development of I lie Ithraph. tele
phone and mail system makes cnniuiuni
cation eaxy so thai now no reason nists
for delay on the part of legislators, and
oilier oMtiters of ur government in assum
ing their dunes an speedily as may
be af'er the people have expressed the t
will at the polls. This is now the aenai
Me way. Under the present style, a poli
tical party may be utterly repudiated at
the polls by tbe people who are theoreli
rally tbe rulir. And yetluoce who have
been rejected and repudialid, as was the
case last nionib. may continue in office
and power, and make laws which are of
fnnsire, and not acceptable to the people.
They may continue to do this from the
first Tuesday in November In one year
nntii tbe month of March in the year tot
lowing. In no other country than tur
own can this he ilone. When the time
c lines fur the ptopln to give expression to
their will, ami an election is held, ira
meiiiatily llierealter, with no delay what
ever, the officers wh m they select should
at ni.cu lie Q'lalitieii and proceed In ad1
mlnisier and make laws. This is the rent
sonablv and logical wsy. and no other
will satify the peoi le from this t rue
forth Keokuk Lonttitution Democrat
The Lute ('apt. Iavia.
A 8t. Louis pHjver speaking of the iate
Capt. John B. Davis of this city says:
He was a steamboat captain from "away
bark," having built and osrned a ateam-
hnit called the "M lion" before be wti
111 tears old. lie commanded iaum nftha
finest steamers on the Ohio and Upper
Mississippi river, tie undertook to trsoaw
part a flit-bottomed steamer across the
cortntry via the Mississippi river above
the f al s of St Anthony to the Red river of
the North. It was started during the
rainv weather and hich water in the
spring, but wss abandoned out on the
prairie, as ine waters suDsitiea too rapi lly.
Capt Davis afterwards was superintend
ent of the line of steamers on the same
Ked river. He was well known and con
sidered among the best and most popu
lar river men of bis dav.
While the Germans were laying sieije to
Pari alxiut twenty yeurs ago M. Thiers
came out of the city to consult with Bis
marck about tbe proposed capitulation.
Of course it wiih the Frenchman's duty to
present a cheerful f rout and to seek to con
vey the impression that things were not in
so desperate a condition in Paris ns the be
sieger might suppose. On the other hand.
Bismarck wa pretty well satisfied that the
besieged Parisians were being starved ont.
but of course lie intimated no such thing
in the presence of M. Thiers. But after
the conference Bismarck invited M. Thiers
to dinner, and the Frenchman only too
Bayly accepted the invitation.
Then It was that the wily German no
ticed that M. Thiers ate voraciously of tbe
vegetables nml lireaiN, rejected the canned
and pickled foods, and partook with seem
ing avidity of the fresh meat. This con
firmed Ilixnmrk's suspicions Paris was
starring. Alter M. Thiers went back into
the city there was found in the lavatory
adjoining the apartment assigned to him at
Bismarck's headquarters part of a Paris
newxpnper, and from certain items in this
bit of newspaper it was Ksarned that the
condition of thing in Paris was even more
desperate than hud heeu supposed. Eugene
t lelu in ( tiicago .New s.
A Mistakeu Notion.
Itshunldbe dwtinctly uudei stood that
the idea that ice water ia Iniiirinnii..
mistaken notion, imported with other
English fads, like the docking of horses'
manes and fniU, drawling the vowels and
me -stony iiritisn stare." Spinsters with
chronic Indigestion, stout women with
their Interiors iu a state of constant in
flammation, men whose stomachs are iu
flaiued and people getting over the grip,
with Internals weak, fevered and irritable
to an lucredible degree rigl.tly find ice
water Injurious, as cold well 'water would
be poured over a patient in a high fever, or
rather like throwing cold water on a red
hot boiler. Cold water is intolerable to au
inflamed eye, which finds warm water
soothing, and inflamed stonacbs rebel
against sudden chilling droughts in the
same way, but nobody feels that cold water
is unsafe for healthy eyes or healthy
throats. Shirley Dare in New York
OI.eilicnt, but Why?
There was a new dog at the farm house,
writes a correspondent of Wide Awake,
aud Baby, ns$ed 4, hud been told that he
must not play with it. On bis way to the
farm he was reminded of his mamma's in
junction not to play with the strange dog,
nd he exclaimed in a tone which shewed
him proudly conscious of his virtue:
"Of course I wouldn't for the world do
what mamma tells me not to!" Then, de
scending suildeuly from this unusual
height of morality, he added confidentially,
"And, 'sides, he snapped at oue of the men
That Warm Southern Kiss.
While the kiss of a pretty woman might
be considered a harmless compliment any
where it ia doubly a compliment twice as
aweet and romantic when given beneath
the onks of n moonlit park, with the stars
trembling like diamonds through the
dewy leaves and the lull of flowing foun
tains splashing their silver spray over the
bared bosoms of water nymphs and bronze
gods with beautiful blind eyes Atlanta
Holiday tirarsioa state.
The Rock Island & Peoria railway will
ell excursion tickets at one and one-third
fare for the round trip on account of
Chnstrnw and New Test', holiday..
Tickets on sale Dec 24th. 25th and 81st,
and including Jan. r.th. Depot foot of
Twentieth street. F.II. Rockwell
tSO.WX) to loan on real eatala security,
current rates of Interest, without com-
If lonr Hons is on firs
notUtTKlernLthe buralDR mbe.
rt.rrhV VT And you have
the blood, not In the note. Remove the
I"pureS?ue. -ndthe local effect tub
r flt! J d Uk0 8tp.
r. .nrMt blood urifl!r. di
cally ud permanenUy cures catarrh. It
Uo itreogthena the nerves. Be ion to
get only Hood. Baraaprlll. '
POLITICS IN ERIN.
Pamell Almost Knocked Out of
the Campaign. '
BLDTDED "WITH A BAG OF LUCE.
rtie Leader 8uBra Great Af oay, bat Is
AU Right Agabs Davltt Mealed a,nd
Many Ileaxla Broken McCarthy's Ke
eeptlon at Cork Equally Tnrbolent
' Evea Priests Mot Safe from Vloloae
Bitter Epithets Exehaoged and Fro
Fighting Ad Lib.
BallinakiLL, Dec 17. Davltt, accom
panied by Father O'Halloran, arrived In
;he city square yesterday and addressed
'.he crowd. There were cheers and counter
sheers, and different partisan shouts from,
the members of tbe various factions, and
much disorder. As Davitt began- his
ipeech a wagon with William Bedmond
and Father Ryan and other Parueilites
drove to the lower part of the park. Red
mond began speaking simultaneously with
llavlrt. Another crowd headed by Tan
ner aud several priests also apjwared on
the scene about the same time, and the
confusion was indescribable. In the
midst of the uproar, Parnell and a larger
party of his supporters made their appear
ance. They were greeted by shouts of
Tally ho the fox, behind Kitty's skirts."
and other offensive cries from the antl
Parnellitea, while the Parnell faction re
plied with equally violent attacks upon
The Campaign Crows Tory lively.
Parnell addressed the crowd in bis vi
cinity, saying that he would not insult
anybody unnecessarily, but In regard to
tlcnnessy he was a man who went to par
liament in lHttl as a Tory and supporter of
Disraeli and now wanted to go as a Lib
eral and a supporter of Gladstone, Iu 1861
Hcnnessy defended in tbe house of com
mons the evictions then" proceeding
throughout Kings county. Yells of "To
h U with him." Would Kilkenny
take as her representative a man who
advocated the extermination of these peo
ple? Cries of "Never". The disorder
increased continually while Parnell was
speaking and at this point there were
many fights going on in the square.
The melee became almost general, black
thorns and ashplant sticks being used
Itovitt Badly I'eed t'p.
Davitt took a prominent part in the
fighting, and soon started for the wagon
from which Parnell was speaking. He re
ceived many blows, and was pretty badly
used up before be was compelled to desist
from his purpose of meeting Parnell face
to face. He shouted: "Men of Kilkenny, I
came here to defend the right of public
meeting and liberty of speech) but our op
ponents sent their blackguards to inter
rupt us. But we have beaten them back.
never was struck by an Englishman in
my life, bnt I have been struck to-day
many times by my own countrymen." His
remarks roused his partisans to renewed
demonstrations of anger. Tbe police
finally dispersed the combatants.
Am Invitation to Parnell.
The Parnellite party drove to Castle
comer, and Davitt and Tanner soon made
their appearance in the latter place also.
They at once began to address open air
meetings, dilating upon the events that
bad just occurred at Ballinskill, and as
serting that Parnell had brought a mob
of hirelings to attack them. Parnell a
carriage, while passing, was hooted, and
Davitt sent word to Parnell that if he
would come and stand by him (Davitt)
he would guarantee him a peaceable hear
ing. Not Treating, Bat Fighting.
Parnell replied: "I am not in a posi
tion to treat; I am only in a position to
fight." Then addressing a small audience
be said he valued the quality and not the
quantity of his hearers. He expressed
confidence that tbe voice of Kilkenny
would be for him. He spoke in an impas
sioned vein, declaring that he would not
assail any one, nor would he ask permla
uon to speak from a cock sparrow like
Tanner, or a jackdaw like Davitt.
A MISCREANT'S CRUEL WORK.
Somebody Blinds Parnell with a Bag of
Lime llarlug a Melee.
A body of Davitt's partisans coming up,
another row occurred. During the scrim
mage some miscreant threw a bag of lime
at Parnell. It struck him fall in the face,
and the lime filled his eyes, blinding him
and causing him intense pain. His car
nage was just driving away when the
lime was thrown. After riding some dis
tance he was obliged to alight at a labor
er's cabin in a fainting condition. A doc
tor was called, but could do little to as
suage tbe pain, lie urged that Parnell
should be driven immediately to Kilkenny
for proper treatment. The start was made.
but Parnell was unable to endure the
agony, and another stop bad to be made at
a hotel on the road.
The Leader Temporarily Disabled.
Another doctor here endeavored to re
lieve the sufferer by applying castor-oil to
his eyes and attempting to scrape off the
bme with tbe point of a lead pencil. Some
slight relief was thus afforded, and Par
nell finally reached the Victoria hotel in
Kilkenuy, where he had to he led to a
room, being unable to use his eyes. A
surgeon was summoned, who stated that
all the lime was removed from the eyes,
but that Parnell was still suffering greatly
and will probably be disabled for a time.
He anticipates that the results will not be
Lateb. It is announced early this morn
ing that Pamell is better, and that he will
be able to go out to-day.
U'Stieay Will Controvert Uealy.
Losbos, Dec 17. Capt. O'Shea writes
to Tbe Times that he is taking measures
to secure the needful consent of others to
produce documents to refute Mr. Healy'a
mine maiemeuis auoui ue election con
tests at Liverpool in 18S5 and Galway in
M'CARTHY'S WARM RECEPTION.
Corkonlans Mako Things Interesting for
Him Priests Assaulted.
Cork, Dec 17. A large crowd gathered
it the railway station yesterday an hour
previous to tbe coming of AicCarthy and
Healy aud their associates, and made a
fierce and hostile demonstration on their
arrival. Sticks were brandished in the
sir, and a few fights ensued between mem
bers of the two factions. Priests who tried
to pacify the people were brutally at
tacked. Canon Lyons, who is 70 years old,
was knocked violently to the ground. Fa-
tner tiarrett, being struck, turned on his
assailants and called them cowards.
McCarthy Hustled and Booted.
McCarthy waa hustled ahnnt h t
mob and prevented from reaching hie ear.
riage. He went to his hotel in another
carriage followed liv a nnntimr
He addressed a meeting inside the hotel.
"n -ue f-arnewtes neld a rival meet
The mavor nnwhlxt m.nn
Parnell leadershin mmmlttx vurto-a
He announced that satisfactory progress
was being made and that a fund would be
started to meet expenses.
Struck It Off Unanimously.
London. Dec n Tin. ajinn nt t,
inburgtown council in striking Parnell 'a
name from the list of citizens of the town
was taken at a full meeting of the council,
and the ItMinhltinn nwMlilin-
-ivtiiuu .uo clos
ure of his name was adopted by a nnani-
wuua v Ule.
Darnell's Land League.
Dublin. Dec 17. At Ja. triMtfnoT it tIa
Parnell section- of the National League
yesterday the receints for the tmat f.i-t-
night were announced as- 421,171, includ-
irom Scully. The sneakers bit
terly denounced Gladstone
Forced to Beeign.
LOXDOK. Dm 17 Rm, rtronn i
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ItOrOfTha Loinatoi. T u.l -- u..ii
"' . . 1 1 nil , CM. AMUIVUK-
ougn, has resigned, owing to Parnellite
r,. -"". j-ue ownerox me paper is James
t-arew, M. P. for KUilare.
THE APPORTIONMENT BILL.
a Opponents Have Their Say Against
VASmNnro?l Crrv tw. nT-m.
considerable opposition in the boose yea
teraayto too apportionment bill intro
duced bv ths census committoa. jmost of it
coming from .New York, owing to the
claim of New York city for an additional
member on the alleged mistakes in the
numeration of that city. Flower protest
ed against the passage of the bill in disre
gard of the well-founded criticisms of the
census by the people. ' From Oregon to
New York tbe people had protested, that
they were improperly counted, yet ft was'
proposed to push this measure through
congress. He offered an amendment in
creasing to thirty-five the representation
fiom New York.
Other New York Objectors.
Spinola said that the pending measure
was an absolutely political piece of legis
lation. The secretary of the interior had
written a blackguard, impudent letter,
which was unworthy to emanate from any
man calling himself a gentleman, though
his name might be "Noble." His letter
would have sounded well at a cross-roads
meeting from the section of the country
from which the secretary came. Cumminga
presented the grounds upon which New
York city had challenged the census. He
was in favor of increasing the representa
tion to 350. McCarthy stated that it waa
perfectly clear that the census had been
incorrect not aloue is New York, but in
ot her states, and these inaccuracies should
Startling Claims from the South.
Mills said he would vote for the bill, but
he criticised the census bureau. It was
not right, he said, to refuse to enumerate
people of certain localities because of dif
ference of political opinion. The loss in
the enumeration of bis own state waa 5.-
OUO.OOU. McKae of Arkansas gave notice
of an amendment to increase the repre
sentation to saw. This would give Arkan
sas, Minnesota and New York, which were
near the fraction, an extra representative
each, feel of Arkansas declared that
three in five counties in his state had not
been enumerated and no effort made to
Charges of Partisanship.
Onthwaite of Ohio said that the whole
census ought to be revised and retaken.
Representation should be apportioned to
population, and not according to political
schemes. Vaux of Pennsylvania claimed
that the census had been got up by the
Republican party, just as that party had
got up the force bill, in order to secure a
representation in the house which could
not be secured by an expression of the
people. Bil'ks of California complained
that San Francisco had not had a fair
enumeration, and he ascribed it to the
fact that not one enumerator was a Demo
Agreement for a Vote.
Blount of Georgia was also in vigorous
opKKUtion. rrauk of Missouri. Dunnell
aud other Republicans defended the bill.
and after all the opposition there was no
trouble in coming to an agreement that.
after two hours' debate to-day, the pre
vious question snail te considered as or
FR1CHTFUL NEWS FROM THE ALPS.
Six Men Swept Over a Precipice S.BOO
Pams, Dec 17. The news of a horrible
accident in the Alps has been received
from Nice. Seven Alpine chasseurs, who
were working uuder the command of an
officer at the new fortress on the summit
of Mount Sacbard, between La Briga and
Riviere, were swept, with their superior.
oy a sudden blast over a precipice into
terrible abyss. Five of the men and the
oulcer fell a Uistar.ee of 3,500 feet. Their
bodies have been recovered in a frightful'
ly mutilated condition. Two of the men
managed to cling to some rocks and so es
Three priests, while crossing a frozen
lake near Grenoble yesterday, broke
tbron gb the ice and were drowned.
CLAIMING FREE TEXT-BOOKS.
Latest Development of the Parochial
New Haven, Conn., Dec 17. The free
men of this town held a special meeting
yesterday afternoon to take action on the
matter of providing free text-books to pu
pils in the public schools. Rev. Father
Mulholland, of St. Patrick's church; Rev.
Father Bray, of St. John's church, and
other prominent Roman Catholic clergy
men addressed their parishioners on the
free-book question, advising them that
they attend the meeting and vote against
the appropriation of tlO.000 for free text
books in the public schools unless the
parochial schools were also included.
Police Quieted the Blot.
A resolution to appropriate $ 10.000 for
the pcrpose named was declared carried
after an amendment to include parochial
schools had been defeated. Cries of
"You're a liar!" quickly followed. A de
tail of policemen was ordered from head
quarters, and it was only their appearance
on the scene which quieted what looked
like a riot. Friends of the parochial
schools are very angry, and claim that the
meeting was illegal, aud intend to protest
against me uecision arnveu at.
Maj. Geu. Alfred U. Terry, of the United
iaic9ariuj,umi ui iew xiaven, uonn,
poned discussion of the postal telegraph
uiii umu .jun. o, next.
Traffic on the Seine and the Loire is sus
pended on account of ice. The weather
throughout France is unusuallv wvm
Lyman Staples, an old resident of Chi
cagu. droillM-li dead from heart ditiuu in
the oflice of the Cook county commission
A young woman gut off a Chicago cable
car i uesuay weut into a drug store, and
In a moment was delivered of a girl baby.
i was illegitimate.
Miss Annie Heckla Whila Aroaainir tnr
Christmas tree party at Crawford, Ga,
was Diirnea to ueatn. Xhe drapery of
dress caught fire from a sroa let.
The new chairman of the honse commit
tee on coinage, weights aud measures,
place of Conger, resigned, is Wickham,
Ohio. He is said to be a siver man.
"Wages are to Ite reduced 23 nr ni
the Pottstown, Pa. iron company's works,
Degiuniug jjec. -JH. The reduction is in
wages of employes in the plate and pud
The Clearfield Cuuuty bank, of Clear
field, Pa., suspended Tuesday. The lia
bilities are estimated at 1330,000, with as
sets of r)ViO,000. Depositors are said to be
secured by real estate mortgages.
A tame crow owned by the wife of John
A. Leason, a farmer near Scranton, Ps,
fell in a kettle of soft soap and most of his
feathers dropped out. He is now growing
a new crop, half of which are white.
Mrs. Eagan, of New York city, is going
to sue Jay Gould for 10 cents which she
dropped into the ticket box at an elevated
railway station with her ticket, and
which the ticket agent would not return
Mrs. Yon' Hoesen, of Syracuse, N. Y., a
disciple of the art of astrology, has read
in the stars that beginning with Febru
ary, JfeWl, times will be lively. The Mor
mons are to rise, a plugue is coming which
will cut off everybody who foils to take
refuge in a house she is building, and next
the devil is to rule for 800 years.
It took Henry Schulz and Matilda Sonn
tag Just twenty-four hours to discover that
their marriage was a failure. The morn
ing after "hitching for life" they a
peared in court asking to be divorced.
Matilda concluded she would rather have
another young man, and Hcury was will
ing. This occurred at Rochester, N. Y.
The political campaign in Ireland re
sulted in a free fitrhfc nr. TtnllT.nhill rr.,u
day between the Parnell and McCarthy
t ... . . - . . i ..
iKuuun, meet ings ot ine respective par
ties were in progress, and violent speeches
were made. The Parnellitesnnall7 charged
the McCarthyites, and many persons were
injured Imfnre the attack was repelled.
Michael Davitt, among others, received a
severe wound on the head.
Poor Wine for Coutmnniou.
NEW YoP.K. Dec 17. The Knu.Psnln.s
Woman's Christian Temperance Union of
mis city is addressing a circular letter to
the pastors of churches of all denomina
tions of New York asking them whether
they use v lifer niented wines in their sacra
mental services. The union proposes to
InsnmiMlii ... i IQ. .1. in .L 1
unwiv iu uiuwciiarcnai
where it is acknowledged that fermented
Pound Banging to a Platen Tree. '
Cahos City, Cola, Dec Yesterday
a man was found hanging by the neck on
a pinon tree iu a gulch two and one-half
miles northwest from town, who evidently
had hung there nearly two weeks, his flesh
taring dried like a mummy. The verdict
of the coroner's Jury was that the unknown
neoeased came to his death by hi own
THE moCK ISLAND ARGUS, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17,
TEE SPOIL OF WAR.
Farr ilies and Tents of Sitting
BUCO If AH! FOE TEE BAD 11X23.
The Old Med 1 claw Man's Body and That
of His Boa la the Bands of The Troops
Ike Redskins', Hiding Place Kar
ros aded and fctarvatlea Likely to right
for the Government All Qalet at Pine
Rk ge Awaiting Developments An
other Reported Pight.
St.atdiko Rock Agency, N. D., Dec, 17.
A tsnrier has come in from tbe scene of
Mom ay's battle with the Indians, where
Sitting Bull was killed, and reports that
there y has been no more fighting.
The hostilea upon the approach of
tbe i cavalry took to i flight, head
ing - westward for ' the Bad Lands.
The l roops pushed after them with the In
tent! n of bringing tbem back to the
agen 7 if poswilje. It is thought the re
treat ing baud will strike for the Little
Missouri river, their trail westward being
alone a fork of the Grand river. Addi
tions 1 troops have been hurried on from
Fort Yates, two companies of infantry
having started out Monday to reinforce
the 1 ten on Grand river.
The List of Killed and Wonnded.
Thare is nothing new reported about the
fight, which was b-ief and as described in
thesn dispatches yesterday. The sudden
arri al of the cavalry and Hotchkiss and
Gatl ng guns quickly put the redskins to
flight. The cavalry followed for but a
ahon. distance, and then returned to the
camp and took possession of the bodies of
Sitti ig Bull and his son. Four policemen
were killed and three wounded, and it is
thought that eight of the hostilea were
killei Crow-foot, the 12-year-old son of
Sitti ig Bull, and a number of others
Headed for the Bad Land a
Sit ting Bull's followers when they fled
up t ie Grand river left behind them all
theii tents and their families, which were
take i possession of by the soldiers and
will be returned to tbe agency. After
goin z a short distance up the river the
fleeing Indians scattered and went off in
all d irections through the country toward
tbe 1 lad Lands. Some of them will prob
ably try to reach Two Strike's band further
aout 4, while others will seek an escape to
the north. However, there is little chance
for 1 bem in any direction.
Troops All Around Them.
Tl e soldiers are located all around the
Bad Lands, and tbe Indians will have lib-
tie c nance to get at the few ranches that
are located in that district. The hotiles
are t ompletely surrounded, and while they
may hold out for some time in the Bad
Lanls, it la simply a matter of time until
they surrender to the superior forces and
Biipj lies of the whites.
Effect of Hitting Bull's Death.
Tl e effect of tbe death of Sitting Bull is
prot lematicaL He was not a chief, in the
sens) of being a leader in battle, and had
nevtr been addressed as a chief ry any
mili tary commander; but he was a wily.
ambitious old rascal, with more of tbe pol
itic!, in in him than is ordinarily credited
to ti e savage. By working on the super
stiti ins and fears of the Indians, he bad
gain ad whatever prestige he has had. and
just how those who survive him will take
his death cannot be estimated. The other
lead ;rs, who hated him, will surely not
seek to avenge his death. Still, he had
gained considerable following among the
gho tdancers, and these may attempt
somixhlng in revenge.
Situation at Pino Ridge.
Pi se Ridge Aoenct, S. D., Dec 17. The
official report of Sitting Bull's death was
rece ived here yesterday. The cavalry at
this point had received orders to start at
8 o'i lock in the morning, but Gen. Miles
wind orders to wait and see the effect of
Srtt ng Hull's death on the Indians hers.
Uut il late last evening the Indians had
not heard the news. No one knows just
when the troops will move, bnt they are
Kept, in constant readiness to start. A live
ly time ts looked for when tbe Indians
hear of the fate of their great leader.
Another Alleged Battle.
Rapid City, S. D., Dec 17. A rancher
just arrived in great haste reports to the
com mauding officer that a troop of cavalry
has been, attacked by Indians, and that
two officers and nrty men have been killed,
but that the Indiana were repulsed with
hea rj losses. The number of Indians
kill Ki is not known. : The soldiers were
outnumbered, but tbey repulsed the aav
age), got them on the run, and chased
thei a several miles.
THE OLD CHIEF'S PRINCIPLES.
Never Treated for an "Agency Indian'
His Real Rauk.
C.iicAuo, Dec 17. Coh Corbin, adjutant
gen iral of the division of the Missouri, in
spei king of Sitting Bull to a reporter ves
ture ay said: "The character of this great
met icine man is very well set forth in an
arti e by Gen. Miles in next month's
Not th American Review. The first time
Get . Miles ever mot Sitting Bull the lat
ter said to him: 'God Almighty made me.
God Almighty did not make me an agency
xnuian, anu 1 11 ngut ana die righting be
fort any white man can make me an
age icy Indian.' Bull has carried out his
declaration to the letter. He was never a
great warrior, but has always been a great
met lcine man.
Bow Be Got Bis Prestige.
"He waa never regarded as tbe chief
among the bionx nation nothing more
tnau a wise man. He told the Indians iu
couicil that the medicine was strong
and that tbey could do Custer and his
fores up, and they did Bull was right
and he became a great man. Gen. Sheri
dan spoke of tbe fight as the Sitting Bull
cam paign and be became proud of that.
and it helped him among his people. But
he 0 id no righting In tbe Custer camrtaign.
His stay in and return from the British
post essions is well known. He came back
The Settlers In a Panic
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec 17. The
Jou -nal's Bismarck (X. D.) special says
the country round about there is terribly
wrought up over the killxjt of Sitting
Bui L Instead of creating ai. vaay felling,
it hi is aroused much apprehension. It is
feared that many families of settlers will
feel tjie vengeance of Sitting Bull's
followers, it is expected that the settlers
will flock to Bismarck and Mundnn by the
nun ireds as soon as the news of Sitting
Bui 'a death is known. An enterprising
Bisi aarck merchant has offered (1,000 for
bitting Bull's body.
HADE A VALUABLE DISCOVERY.
A nth Carolina Man Finds too Secret
of Making Aluminium.
IW YORE, Dec. 17. A Columbia (S. C.)
spec ial says: F. A. Emanuel, a member of
the Aiken bar of this state, has discovered
a pr Kess by which aluminium can be freed
from kaolin at an inconsiderable cost. It
is known that a fortune to be reckoned by
mill ions awaits the discoverer of a cheap
process for the manufacture of aluminium.
Auvuia year ago Air. .manuel applied
nun 11 to mis problem, and It is believed
tnai ne nas arrived at a correct solution.
Bas HU Process Patented.
The material which he uses is the kao
lin 1 if Aiken county, the basis with which
he orked sulphuric acid. On making the
disc rvery Mr. Emanuel went to Wash-
lngtjn and submitted his processes to
scientists there, and now he has his dis
cus rvery secure irom attack by the proper
lettc ra patent and caveats. The annouuee
men t is made now that br ttu in
j " r " '.'i j
of A t. Emanuel aluminium can be freed
iron kaolin at a cost of about f-J.50 a ton.
amendments far the "Force" Bill.
ABH1NUTON CITY. Dec 17 Pasco in
enate yesterday introduced an amend
t to iM elections bill providing that it
oe uniawrul lor nay person to bribe
es bv srotnise or tavmrnt r
TMnise of office; to endeavor to influ-
empioyesin their voting by the nas
.T envelorjea or noated nlacarH- vm.
itenlns dismissal for the nnrmlnn
llitical preference, on penalty of $300
and imprisonment for one year. It
requires too omoers or political organ
ami to flla with tbe clerk f tk. l.
taed atatetnenta ox receipts and ex
inures of political funds, and the
I sxatemetita are rcc airoa fromcwi
fjri- ves un-ur J r ,
A PRECIOUS PAIR.
yraiai.the Paris Strangler, and
05 TRIAL FOB A BRUTAL HTJRDEB,
Bow They Made Away with Tousaa las
Goufle, According to Both Their Storlos
Each Criminal Trying to Tlx taeGallt
oa the Other The Woman's Clrdlo
I'sed to Strangle the Victim, Whose
Body Waa Then Cat to Pieces.
Paris, Dec 17. The trial of Michael
Eyraud and Gabrielle Bompard, his beau
tiful paramour, for the murder of Toue
saint Gouffe, a notary and process server.
began yesterday In the assize court. Tbe
court room was densely packed and a
great crowd blocked the streets outside
the bnilding High prices were offered
for tickets of admission, bnt none was
to be Lad. Eyraud claims that Gabrielle
Incited him to commit the murder, and
counxel for Gabrielle maintains that she
was hypnotized by Eyraud and therefor
was not reHpousible for her actions. Ten
thousand francs were obtained by tbe
' Ey-rand Gives Bis Version.
Eyraud was first called upon to make a
statement of the murder. He said that
Gabrielle hounded and tempted him to do
ft, and declared she would help him by en
ticing the victim to her room. Eyraud
finally conpcuted, aud concealed himself
behind a screen in the woman's room.
Iben Goiiile aud tbe woman came. Eyraud
continued calmly and rapidly: "When Ga-
nriene was on Uounc s knees she said to
him. 'You have not complimented me on
my girdle. v bat a nice necktie it would
make for you, Gouffer He answered: I
do not care for your girdle; it is yon I
The Girdle Put to I'se.
'She then said: 'We will see about that
presently; and then she began passing the
girdle around bis throat.' When she had
done so she put the two ends through a
swivel in the wall and passed tbem to me.
I was concealed behind the bed curtain. I
pulled on the cords, and Gouffe was soon
strung up by the neek. Then I released
the cord and seated him in tbe chair. I
breathed into bis mouth, threw water in
bis face, but all to no avail. He was
dead. We didn't intend to kill him. We
ouly wanted him to indorse some bills."
They then searched tbe body and took
Guulle s money.
Iefenae of tho Courtesan.
In response to the flrt Question nut to
Gabrielle came tbe fine suggestion of
sue line ol ber defense, and it created a
sensation in tbe court. Putting her
handkerchief to her eyes she sobbed aloud
and said: "But, monsieur president. I
could not leave him; be had so great an
influence over me." After a little further
questioning she admitted that she had
bought tbe box and cords, but did not
Know what nse they were to be put to.
bhe had bought them simply because Er
rand naa ordered ber to do so. she ed
mitted also that she had made the rack
without kuowiug its purpose either.
Says Eyraad Threatened Her.
Gabrielle then proceeded to tell her ver
sion of the crime. "That night," she
said, "I dined with Eyraud. at a restau
rant near the Madelaine, and after that I
purchased the box and the cord, but
Eyraud did not tell me of his intention to
commit the crime until after we reached
home. Then it was impossible for me to
give an alarm, for Eyraad threatened
to kill me also if I did so. When Gouffe
came he walked right in and sat down on
the sofa to talk with me. Evraud. who
was hidden behind the lied, tried to throw
a noose over tbe man s head, but failed to
do so. Gouffe turned quickly to see what
was going on. Eyraud knocked him down
and strangled him with his hands.
IHspoeltlon of the Body.
"I screamed aloud, aud there were neigh-
nors wno I believe can testify to having
heard me. After the murder Eyraud took
off all of Goalie's clothes and then cut up
tne nouy, put the pieces In tbe trunk and
left the hnnse, leaving me there alone
with it. The day after tbe murder I
went to Lyons with the corpse of Gouffe in
the trunk. I'pon returning to Paris. I
went back to my apartmenta to get Er
rand's hat, he having worn Gouffe 's away
iy mistake, mis ended Wabrielle's t
timony fur the day, and court adjourned.
OUTRAGEOUSLY MEAN OF HIM.
A Missouri Tonng Man Deserts Bis Girl
ni Takes Bar Weddhv trim
Mexico, Ma, Dec 17. There is sadness
ana disappointment In the home of Alex
Davis, who lives three miles son th west of
this city. His daughter, Miss Dee Davis,
was to have been married last Thursday,
but her loving John Thomas for noma ma
son failed to be present. A feaat had been
prepared, the guests aud the minister wen
present, the prospective bride was waiting,
bnt the croom waa slvint Mismaa
waiting developed into hours, and still ha
uiu sot come.
Ran OffsHi Ilia
Thomas and a hmttir nf th- hnl.
in the city Thursday and paid for and took
away tbe bride's trousseau, Thomas stat
ing that he was to wed Miss Davis. Thw
have not been seen since iu the city or
viciuuy, aunongn search has been made.
What became of them is a mystery. Rel
atives and fricuds of both parties are
searching for them. The voune ladv
broken-hearted. Ibith am
and no reason can be given for the young
man s conaucr.
A CHANCE FOR SAMSONS.
Cyr, tbe Quebec Wonder, Looking for
New York, Dec. 17. The champion
strong man of the world. Louis Cyr, of
Quebec, is in this city with a view of find
ing a foeman worth of his steel It fat his
first visit to the metropolis and be is be
ing lionized in athletic circles. The Que-
becian has the record of having lifted
8,539 pounds of pig-iron without artificial
means. Althnnvh h tins humlp iumuJ V, -
STth birthday, he tis the scales at S64
fK'uuua auu eianos o ieet iu 12 inches In
his stocking feet.
W1U Bet from Bl.ooo to swo ono
His chest dimensions are 581-2; biceps.
El 1-2: thigh, 81; calf, 27; waist, 49. He has
issued a challenge to the would be Samsons
vi me wunu i or any sum irom si.uuu to
110,000 a side in tbe following feats: Hold
ing OUt the heaVlMt a-siffht miltlnv nr.
the heaviest weight with one hand, lifting
imc weigm witnout harness and lifting
the heaviest barrel with one hand and
shouldering it. Cyr has put np toOO as an
evidence that his challenge means busi-
MINISTER REID AND THE SULTAN.
Mrs. Beid Baa a Decoration Conferred
Constantinople, Dec 17. White law
Reid, the American minister at Paris, and
Mrs. Reid, who are making a tour of the
East, spent several days in this city.
Throughout their stay they were the re
cipients of marked attentions. Mr. Reid
was presented to the sultan, and was after
ward tbe guest of honor at a dinner given
by his majesty. The other guests were Mr.
Hirsh. the American minister tn Tnk.
tbe grand visier; tbe minister of foreign
affairs; the chief admiral of ths Turkish
navy, and a number of other high officials.
Mrs. Held Honored.
Mrs. lield was honored bv the sultan.
who conferred upon her the order of the
bUerkat, Ibe highest Turkish decoration
that can be given to a woman. Mr. and
Mrs. Reid were much pleased with their
receprion. Tbey have left Constantinople
auu (iiiue ui rypu
favorable tteporta oa Paetal Measures.
Wasiiinoton City, Dec. 17. The house
committee on pontuffices aud peat roads
tins ordered favorable reiorts on the sen
ste bill extending the privileges of the
free delivery of mails to cities having
population of not less than S.0U0 person, or
wnere ine postomce bas shown a gross rev
enue of 5,000 for tbe previous fiscal Vear.
and senate bill providing for tbe return of
second-dase mail matter.
Ber Penalty Is Light Kneesrh.
Tr.iKitTE, Dec. 17. A new trial has been
refused in tbe case of tbe Countess Car-
lotta Bandinl, convicted last work of the
murder of her stepdaughter by atarvati
and violence, and mmetroed to sixteen
years imurieuomes t. ? o"" f mm
- i -ov i , a (
In tho Balls of Onagri ee,
Wamungtos City, Deo. 17. -Tbe sonata
yesterday passed the Morgan reaoluUoa
calling for information about moneys
paid John L Davenport as supervisor of
elections. A communication from Daven
port asking thst charges made against him
in tbe senate be investigated was referred.
Dolph's resolution inquiring wliether ths
right to vote baa been abridged in any of
tbe states was diecomert wit boot action.
Speeches on the election bill were made by
Morgan, Kenna and Pol ph.
In the honse a resolution for a holldar
recess from Dec 22 to Jan. 5 was offered.
Tbe apportionment bill was taken np
sad discussed at length. An agreement
was had that a vote on it shall he taken
after two hours debate to-day.
Licked la Thirteen Rounds.
New Yobs, Dee. 17. The much-talked -of
prise fight between Jiranile Krnnard, of
St. Paul, and Billy Murray.of this city. 110
pounds, took place early Tueedsy near
Hamford, Conn., and was wit noised by
W sports from this city and vicinity. The
fight was for S1.0Q0 a sale. The men were
iu perfect form. Little fighting wss
done uutil the eight rounl. which waa a
rattler give and take. Then tbe men
were wary until the twelfth, when Krn
nard got even for the punching he had in
the eighth. In the thirteenth Krnnard
rushed things, and knocked Murray out
with a blow on tbe jaw.
Bold Young Port aga see Patriots.
Lo.ndox Dec 17. A number ofstudente
at Oporto recently offered their services to
the government, and declared their will
ingness to go to Africa and die for their
country In fighting the English. An in
timation was conveyed to tbem that the
offer was likely to he accepted, a hereupon.
it ia represented, tbey were greatly per
turbed. The mnster lists which the bold
young patriots bad prepared suddenly dis
appeared, and cannot now be found.
Uncle Sam suing tho W cetera Vnlon.
XewYorc Dec 17. Before Judge La-
eomheanda jury in the United States
circuit yesterday a trial was lie gun in a
case in which tbe government sues the
estern Union Telegraph comany and
the Union Pacific Railroad company to
recover 112,46.62, the amount paid to tbe
W estern Union for telegraphic messages
by the government over lines extending
from tbe Missouri river to ban r ran Cisco
Pempsey Pate Vp Bis Forfeit.
NEW OkLCAKB, Dec 17. Jack Dempsey
put np his forfeit of $1,000 to fight Fitx
simmons yesterday and the match is now
binding on both sides. Fitzximmons
sent word that be waa unwell and could
not meet Dempsey "yesterday, but sent
Jimmy Carroll to represent him. Dempsey
left last night for Galveston, where he is
to train for the match.
Assaulted aad Kouhed.
A TLA VTA. ba, Dec 13. In the Mark-
ham house last night Treasurer Murdoch,
of the Bluebeard, Jr., computy, was as
saulted by unknown persons and robbed,
it is not known yet of how trjrli, as Mnr
dock can not tell. There ia no ue to tbe
- THE MARKETS.
CliW Aon. Dae. IS.
Board of trade quotations lo-day ware mm fol
lows: WBoat-Xu. g Decembar, opened
rkoed 914c: January, opened vksnd a?ie;
Slay, opened tl.ua rinsed Vur. Oto No.
Z December, opmal ill.-, closed Sir: January,
opened ataic, closed 61c: Hay. itenod
rkand Wl- No. S UeretnuM-. uuard
oa-. ri.l lilac; January. o-nd ,-. r-invsl
IV: slay, .qwued 44-. ciassd 4.a- iNjrk
Ifcscssnliur. vfivned aad las-d se A: Jmsq.
ary. opened and ciuard tli.'.t,. May,
ot.ued &11J.1. closed til rx, ijtsi Ihm-mm
bar. opened and clused $ nA
Live Stw-k-Tbe I'niou . k Vst.l. repurt
the lulU'Winc prWve- Hem Market Hed
alow and rattier weak: nVsa a., lit- axr-. haul
gradia. SsisVaAi": ruuira packiuif. r-1 a tu;
tutxed. Via.i.1 .V, aiary pa.Au.f and euitfatuj
Produce- Mutter - r'aury aejai.rat.ir. s..l0
per lb; dalrksv fltwet flesh. 3 iZk:; pat-king
Stock. IIVJ.IIR. t-s man calidb-d. I.m oil.
344sc y ds: ice-house st. k, Walac
itiihi n poultry nxis. er w: spring
rnicaeJM. laut-y. ac; ruueters, di-aa. n ; lis::
turkeys, m.i lit. ; fuss. TviXr. Putaioso-Whiie
rum. t bu: red rose, TltnTjc: Helena .si
k: PeetleiM. otoafc; Burbauka. InttK-: nr
stork. SUtiok-. ttaset potatoes- IUniuo.
s 7a. aiMet'cuig. siiA W url: eauac K
aUrhlinui rbui., S3 74.1, tan.-y vartetaav S
Kte Tuna. Der. M
WheatNo S red winter rash, f l.'&v do
January. tl.m: fc-liy. (I ian. d-a No
mixed rash. on-, du Jam..-, ':
Slay, '-. (Jutu vuMt: No : mxd
base; du lsvemW. m: do 1 .-' ruarr, jeu.
Kye-N.suliial Marlny-Nominal. Pk-luil
me, livliJ! lard -v-1'") : Jnuuary,
se is; rciiirv. s w
Live t..-k: tattle - Markol straJv. I ml
trading- In ueeva: dnsm J 1. nruj: name
aides. a.7V V t. tsbeeu and Uua- fairly
Mos.lv inarUtt tor uolbsbeep sn.l lamix: hrp.
S4.iUe.V73 y nil lamlo. r. Vu.M II.
klarkct dull: lve hugs, ija(U.i. y Mi
Hay r plaad pralna. a.onofijs
fcy TlinouiT eS.auH S.M.
hay Wild. W0.0U.
Ooal Hon lis.
Cord WonataM O 4C0.
JOTICI TO OONTRACTOEi
Healed proposals srill be tvcelvrd at the ily
- vans, nwa issniu. in., umu sioaaay,
January 6th. 1W1 at t r. m. for eontiraetin ih.
lmprovenwnt ordersd by aa Ordinance of said
city, which wa adopted May 19, lrW. and ts ea
ttUed "aa ordlbaace for the improvement of
Fourth avenue from Twentieth street tn Tweatv.
third street and Tweaty-ibint street fran roen'k
avenue to riria avcane, and r iris avenue f out
TwsntT-thlrd street to nouit about four kmdni
feet east of Tblrty-rlght street, tneore north
aboat one handled and sixty fret through the as
derarade croMtnc of the C. K. I A P. aud the l
B. i. rallroada, sod frak there east Flftb or
BfoilDC avenae to the eenicr of ibe isiersectloa of
r'ortr-stxia street and ss'd Fifth or Moltne ave
ane,n and for furaMiing the Baler sis and doing
the work according to the plans aud eneciDcaUoM
weiuior. i ne aaiu imprrjveawm oraeree by said
ordmaaes eon. lots of sorbins with cerbstones. ex.
cavatinr. gradtng lapravng and paving sriih pav
ing brick of food quality lerenty-srvea blocks of
si res is in saia title or esia ordinance set out.
"1 ne sais iniprovenient siuet be ennatracted aad
ine Boat ens I tberefor farntsbed mast br ia accord'
aacesnththeolaasandsDecMcaiHinafor asid la
praveoMnt on lie in tbe saidci'y Clerk's oflice. al
whick said oflice, said plane ana eoecioratiooe are
ones lo ths IntpacUoa of 11 nersona In le rested
Ciiotractora srs to famish samnles of brick with
whick work is to be done. Brlrk used In tbe work
must eoi icspuud vlth samples ioqealitvaudstvle,
AU bids misst be accompanied wit a s rertiSsd
check in the sua of re hundred dollars, payable
to the order of tbe treasurer of said city, wbkh
shall become fore felled to said city ia case tbe
bidder tball fail to enter Into contract, with sp-
uroveu sureues, iu execute ine wots rsr tne price
mentioned la hw bid. end sccordlis? to the nisas
and speclflcatlona, tn tbe even that the contract
should be awarded to him,
Bl nk bids will be furnished oa application al
the City Clerk's office. Ail bidders and other per
sons may auend at tbe ooentng of said bids. Tbe
right to reject any sad all biiia or proposals re-
Hj.ni u Hnv7 npmsrr iscerveu.
Robsbt Aokaxsm. CMy Clerk.
Hook Island, 111. December 11. laiM,
' A. prominent phyiidim and old army
urgeon in ess tern Iowa was railed away
from borne (or a few days. During his
absenot one of the children contracted a
ever cold, and his wife bought ft bottle
of Chimb rlain'a Cough Remedy for It
They were to much pleased with the
remedy tnai i&ej afterward, used srv
eral botues at virioai limei. Us said
from experience with it, be regarded it as
the most reliable preparation in ae for
colds, and that it came the nearest of be
ing a epeclflo of any medicine hf bad
ever seen, ror sue 07 uarts a Baho
Matt Uu the Light.
Tbe ssaa who tells yoa confide
Ually Just what will cure your cold I
prescribing Kemp's Balsam this year. I
the DreDaralios of this remark aide nvadi
cine tor co tig n and colds no expense
sparea to combine only tbe best
purest Ingredients. Hold a bottU
Kemp. Balaam to tbe light and look
through it; notice bright clear look;
laea oompare with other remedies. Price
MM end VI.
la the pursuit of tho goon things
Mda world era aattctnahs too sanch:
at out the heart aad tweet&eas of world
ly pkwsures by delirhtf ol fomhourht of
therA. The resnlU obtaiaexi f roan tho i
3f Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dysMpaan, aad all
MOSnar. liVOT. kfwy and '-w "
- . )tisar -t- - S '
1 -..I ,.
CLOTHING JN THE WORLD!
Cormnce Yourself by calling on
t Pocket Cutlery, )
We have i Table Cutlery. V
( Kitchen Cutlery. )
Many u-eful articles for the
Full line of mechanics tools
214 BRATJT ST.
Has Just opeaed as at the abor miirrmm with
DOMESTIC istroaTKo WOOLENS
anil suae to roar nrar. fe IS) sne an.
Fit and Style Guaranteed.
CaTDoat forcet tbe adereea:
214 Brady 8t DaTenport.
TCE DCLI3E SAVINGS BAIX
Chartaa hy the Iwglalatsteef lUlneaa.)
MOL1NE, - ILLS.
Opes sally treat A. M. te I T . V .. sa. wa Tase
ay sa4 satardar Teniae rrasa I hs
Interest allowed oa Desposiu at the rats
of 4 per Cent, per Aaaum.
DepoaiU recdredia smonnu of
$1 and Upward.
aeTrataeawpertys iKTisia sww
sihs U the aenesuora. TaseaVate are Bt4iM.
as4 fress hettowwe nafaf he aseasra. Mianre
aa4 saarrtea wnm n aratscte wf aweciai law.
Orwiaar S W. Wbssxack. rreeloeat: raa-
, tstniiil si U r. alaaaseai.
C. V. wear. alia. Leas, . at. aawarSa,'
ofcl ti as it.n ! t a. re.
" am t- rm.
. as it !
Your Attention to Hii IrameoM
Childrea's Suits from $1 op to 2.
Beys Salts from 3 up to $10.
Mens Suits from $3 np to $25.
WE HAVE THE fiTORRT- AUD REST
tiiiiM a nil " I'll I I tlf l MUM UL1V1 X
Erause the Pioneer Clothier.
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVLNP03T. IA.
ia at! stj le
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
houae tit are) auiub, far Xmas
and builders Lard-rare.
AT CARSE & CO.S',
There Will Be no Pony Show
or coods aold si mai . . .
Mil Fowl Avcine.
H. SIELION fc SON,
toves and Tinware,
Baxter Beaeer Cookin. aad Bwatiaf Starve, aad tbe Gerhm Cirf feixves
Tin. Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1608 SECOND AVE, BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
TO The Fbont Always.
Tbe snrwUiUaeiva line of Holiday Goods eoexprWxsc
a4 leaaahrratw) sVetclUre te
Solid Silver and Plated Ware
Sa t. smM Sj t
t rstihcr Dnstort, 1 .
Oarpe8-rpr. Jj" t1
( Carp- Btrctchrrm. ,
1823 Second avonix'
b skkjt at-
TVs Pioaecr JrweUr ot HocalalanJ.
'nertafWeaaelre I l ts ruia. asr aas
as, aaaaw srie.au iui.
Aft, crrj Harper Boas.