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TOPEKA STATE JOUENAL. SATURDAY" EVENING. NOVEMBER 30. 1901.
TOFEKA STATE JOIRML
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lication in Topeka.
The news is received In the State Jour
rial building over wires for this sole pur.
pose, busv through the entire dav. A
complete copy of the nisht report la alao
received.
Evidently Secretary Hay Is convinced
that the Golden Rule in diplomacy is
not an iridescent dream.
Perhaps Uncle Chauncey Depew will
have a new joke ready to spring on the
occasion of his approaching wedding.
England can secure peace in Souli
Africa whenever she chooses to do so.
All that is necessary for her to do 13
to move out.
The record of Atheno who was buried
alive six days at Kansas City has only
been exceeded it is believed by that of
David B. Hill.
It is to be hoped that the zeal of the
postoffice department for the stric t en
forcement of law will not lead into as
suming a position of censorship.
The beet sugar people will hold a con
vention in Washington, December 10.
The cane sugar people will assemble
their forces next Monday in the cap
itol. The belligerents on the Isthmus of
Panama seem to have concluded that if
they must stop fighting every time a
train approached on the railroad they
might as well stop entirely.
All agree that there should be a check
on the treasury surplus, but there will
be so many plans offered that it is
doubtful if any succeed except the old
favorite the appropriation plan.
One of the results of opening up a
foreign market for American products
is that consumers of anthracite coal are
forced to pay au exorbitant price while
the coal baron3 are so hard pushed to
supply the European market that they
have been compelled to refuse further
orders for a time.
The announcement that Governor
General Taft of the Philippines has
been ordered home, in order that he
may recuperate and regain his health,
carries with it the suggestion that his
l-ealth has become impaired, but there
may be other reasons. The president's
message is expected to suggest a new
policy in the archipelago.
While European promoters are mov
ing in the direction of supplying the
connecting link of the railroad from
iParis to New York by way of Bering
straits, the Pan-American congress is
whooping up the all rail route from
New York to Cape Horn. A through
ticket from London to the Horn without
change of cars seems to be within the
possibilities.
Mr. Oxnard, . the head of the beet
sugar trust, might play even with Mr.
Havemeyer, the head of the cane sugar
trust, by inducing congress to admit
refined sugar free of- - duty. If raw
sugar should oome in- free the beet
sugar people would be ruined anyway,
and therefore would have nothing to
lose. When trusts fall out the consumer
gets his dues.
Kansans who contemplate engaging
In the beet sugar industry will do well
to have a word with Mr. Havemeyer
before expending any money along that
line. The head of the cane sugar trust
is contemplating the advisability of
tiaving congress remove the duty from
raw cane sugar. Should he conclude
to do this the beet sugar business will
be badly crippled in consequence. It
will be better to wait until Havemeyer
reaches a decision.
THE PRESIDENT'S " MESSAGE.
From Collier's Weekly.
Promptly at the moment appointed
for the convening of congress, a mes
senger from the White House will
mount the steps of the capitol, carry
ing a very important document Theo
dore Roosevelt's first message to con
gress. The bsarer of this precious
epistle, Mr. O. L. Pruden, assistant sec
retary to the president, has delivered
all the messages of presidents since the
time of Grant perhaps thirty messages
all told. In ten administrations.
The document in the large envelope
under Mr. Pruden's arm on this Mon
day, December 2, will have passed
through more than one hundred differ
ent hands, and yet not more than a
dozen persons, besides Mr. Roosevelt,
will know what it contains. These
privileged few include the White House
stenographer. Private Secretary Cortel
you, and the members of the cabinet.
Why is the president's message so
closely guarded? Why are its contents
kept so profoundly secret? Principally
to give all persons in any way inter
ested in business ventures, or In the
stock market, an equal chance. The
policies recommended by the president
in this message largely influence na
tional legislation. Whatever he favors
will send stocks up; that which he
frowns upon will "bear" the market.
Imagine the millions to be made in
rWall street using Wall street as a
Synonym for the whole financial and
commercial world if certain clauses in
Mr. Roosevtlt's message were to be
come known to certain individuals, be
fore the matter becama publics intelli-pvncel
LESSON OP AN ACCIDENT!
It has been many months since any
thing happened to appall the public as
did the Michigan railroad disaster of
Wednesday evening. Two fast pas
senger trains colliding in the open
country head on at full speed suggests
a scene of horror that no language can
depict.
At once the question comes up, Is
there not some way in which such acci
dents can be prevented? It is perti
nent to say that s surely there is suffi
cient genius among railroad men to
enable them to put into effect such a
system" of operating trains that will pre
clude the possibility of such affairs.
Indeed, there is already a scheme which
would apply excellently to every rail
road in the country. That is what is
known as the absolute block signal sys
tem. By this, when one train passes a
station no other can do so until the
first "is reported by the next station.
This has been tried on many roads, and
when lived up to it is evident could
have but one result, the prevention of
all accidents resulting from the meet
ing of trains. The trouble has been
with it that employes have in many
cases failed to observe it absolutely.
Operators have been allowed a little
liberty, giving engineers and conduct
ors of more than one train "permission
cards" which allowed them to move
Within the same block.
Obviously this would in many cases
hasten matters. And in railroading as
well as in other callings expediency
often becomes an important matter.
But in violating such a rule as this
there is bound to be more or less risk
and in many cases the outcome of such
disregard could only result ire accidents
costing the company in a few minutes
more than years of strictly preventive
measures would require.
That is treating the matter from the
point of view of the railways, and is
purely commercial. Besides that side
there comes in the consideration that
human life stands for more than all
else. Whenever a railroad assumes the
responsibility of transporting human
beings it should reflect fully upon What
that burden signifies. Since the em
ployes are the ones standing for the
company, it is they who should be con
stantly warned to avoid in every way
risks which may entail loss of life. It
is not to be thought for a moment that
enginemen and trainmen are going to
hazard anything if they realize fully
the meaning of a disaster. But like
other people, they grow careless, negli
gent, and need sharp reminders as to
conduct while on. duty. The reading of
an order seems to be a small affair, but
upon the failure to perform it properly
depend many of the blunders from
which the worst accidents result. The
use of intoxicants, it need hardly be
mentioned, is strictly forbiddefl - by
nearly all, if not every one, of the rail
roads In this country. It is an excel
lent rule which cannot be too strictly
adhered to.
The remark Is often dropped that the
railroads are too eager to increase
speed, but this can have but little appli
cation to the matter in hand. It does
not really make so much difference in
results whether a passenger train i3
going 40 or 50 miles an hour. Time is
the stuff of which men's lives are made.
And if only the companies would exert
themselves in the Bame manner toward
the safe operation of trains that they
do in building swift engines and fast
track the number of casualties would be
greatly reduced.
MAY RESULT IN GOOD.
While the decision in the stock yards
case seems to have been adverse to the
farming interests of Kansas, it may re
sult greatly to their benefit. According
to the reports from Washington the
supreme court says that a legislature
may, within reasonable limitations, reg
ulate stock yards charges in general,
though it may not attempt to regulate
any particular specified company.
It seems peculiar that a body of leg
islators cannot see the difference be
tween general and specific legislation.
In this instance an effort was made to
regulate the charges of the Kansas City
stock yards company, while all other
stock yards companies were allowed to
charge what ever price they pleased.
It would have been just as logical for
the legislature to say that the Union
Pacific Railroad company shall charge
only two cents a mile for passenger
traffic, but all other roads can charge
as much as they please. The cases
would be almost parallel.
But if the regulations are made to
apply to all public stock yards alike,
and are not confiscatory, according to
the reported decision of the supreme
court the law would be all right. If
this is true it is quite likely that anoth
er stock yards law will be passed in
the not distant future. The stock in
terests of Kansas are too vast not to be
recognized in this manner.
And if stock yards companies can be
regulated, why not other quasi-public
corporations? Why cannot the rates of
insurance companies, for Instance, be
regulated a3 well as those of stock
yards? . What would the United States
supreme court say to a proposition of
that kind? -
PEOPLE WERE " EASY."
The success of the Webb City gang of
foot race swindlers in finding suckers
with money to throw away adds anoth
er chapter to the record of human frail
ties. It is almost past comprehension
that strong and otherwise sensible men
would squander thousands of dollars on
such a well worn and gauzy scheme as
the fake foot race. Still it Is figured
that these swindlers have secured in the
past few months something like J150.000
by means of their scheme.
It is reported that one man lost $21,
000, another $8,500 and many others
sums from $7,000 down to $2,000. These
men did not do their business on a
small scale. They were on the lookout
for men with money and the individual
with a few hundred was "passed up" as
too trifling to bother with.
The organization is called "The Buck
foot gang" and the leader is "Buckfoot"
Robert Boatright from whom the title
is taken. Following is a brief outline
of the plan of operations:
The members would travel over the
United States In search of victims. For
Instance, one would secure employment
in a town and apparently become a fix
ture in the community. He would beat
all the sprinters in the vicinity and be
come the idol of the local sports. His
confederate would happen along and a
big race be arranged. It would be a
swift one and would so whet the appe
tite of the victim that the latter would
stake thousands on his "townsman."
The next step was a trip to Webb City
where "Buckfoot" does the grand finale,
a part of which is often the gift of a
ticket home. A part of the game was
to induce the victim to put up money
furnished by the swindlers themselves.
When he sees that they are not "afraid"
to risk their ducats, he comes down
handsomely himself. Then when the
race . la lost, he finds that he has "sacri
ficed" their money as well as his own.
Usually the victim is a prominent bus
iness man or public official, who as a
general rule feels that he cannot afford
to "squeal," so he quietly pulls for
home and says nothing.
There is nothing new in the plan ex
cept that it is on a larger scale than the
customary "fixed" foot race with which
everyone from Medicine Lodge to Troy
is familiar. The American people must
be willing victims to enable the Buck
foot gang to clean up $150,000 by this
means.
MORE PAY FOR POLICEMEN.
One of the ludicrous things of Mayor
Hughes' administration is the opulent
way In which the city aff airs are being
executed, while the city's bank account
is usually represented by an overdraft
which draws 6 per cent.
There has been nothing that looked
like real retrenchment since the mayor
and his council took up the reins. Th?
board of health has been allowed to
have its own sweet will in the matter
of spending the city's money, there
have been additions to the regular force
of city employes, thousands of dollars
have been pledged for the pay of attor
neys employed to assist the city attor
ney. The mayor secured a liberal in
crease in pay, and the v councilmen
shared in the division of spoils. Many
other city officials felt the boosting
hand of the city council underneath
their pay-checks.
In view of these facts, the policemen
of the city will come before the council
Monday night, and before the commit
tee on ways and means tonight, with a
very good basis for their demand for an
increase in pay from $50 to $65 a month.
They will present arguments to the city
council which it will find it hard to
ignore. "You have raised your own pay,
you have raised the pay of the electric
light plant employes, you are paying
the firemen more than you pay us, and
we claim to be entitled to $65 a month.
We have to buy certain kind of clothes,
we furnish our own firearms, we work
nights half the time, and are on duty
seven days a week. We face as great
danger as the firemen do, and we face
it constantly." This is the sort of argu
ment which will be advanced by the
police officers. What reply can the city
make to such demands? There is none,
except that the city finances are low,
and they have been low ever since the
new administration came into office.
After the pay of policemen is raised,
the sanitary policemen will be entitled
to a raise, also the street force and the
engineering corps. Apparently, the heri
tage which the Hughes administration
is preparing to leave to its successor
is an inflated pay roll and an exhausted
treasury. The ball has been started at
the top of the heap. Let it roll to the
bottom, and help out the men who need
more pay, as well as the high officials
in the city government.
OUR HOLD ON EUROPE.
From the Chicago Record-Herald. J
The beet sugar industry is certainly
making a remarkable growth in this
country; and it is in the usual order of
things that its promoters should seek to
retain the protection of a sugar tariff.
But all agriculture should hardly be
identified with the sugar beet, and there
Is no little confusion in what Herbert
Myrick, chairman of the League of
American Producers, says concerning
the sugar trust and the contraction of
our European markets.
If we admit that the trust Is the chief
agency that is working for free trade
in raw sugar, and that there is a deter
mined effort to open our ports to free
tobacco, wool, cotton, rice, fruit, vege
tables and nuts from (Cuba, South
America, the West Indies and the East
Indies, the European market will still
have to be considered as a separate
subject, and it is certainly not contract
ing. Mr. Myrick himself has to admit
that it has been increasing up to the
present time though he afterward
speaks as though contraction had be
gun. The fact is that there has been a
steady expansion since 1899. and that all
previous records have been broken in
the last four years. The exports for
1S9S were $853,683,570; for 1S99. $784,
9S9.087; for 1900, $835,912,932, and for tl-e
first nine months of 1901, $650,354,694.
The last figure for nine months sur
passes all previous yearly figures except
the ones mentioned and those of 1897,
1892 and 1881. It is larger by 56 mil
lions than the return for the corres
ponding period of 1900.
New European tariffs may check the
foreign demand, but they are not fram
ed with reference to our Importations
from the West Indies or South Amer
ica. The German tariff, which is of
agrarian origin, is aimed distinctly at
American breadstuffs, a stupendous ar
ticle of trade, which makes the beet su
gar interest look almost infinitesimal
by comparison. We might tickle the
German agrarian, who is himself a beet
sugar producer, by proposing a recip
rocity of wheat for sugar, but this
would not suit Mr. Myrick, who thinks
that our manufacturers should recipro
cate or abdicate in favor of wheat be
cause they have been the greatest bene
ficiaries of a protective tariff hitherto.
The manufacturers would reply, how
ever, that their foreign market, which
has grown marvelously, should be pre
served, and the German agrarian would
say that his objections to American
wheat could not be removed by Ameri
can concessions to German manufac
turers. It is no easy task to satisfy
these various competitors by crisscross
ing, and the real security of the Ameri
can farmer will be found in the crav
ings of the foreign stomach. Nations
which cannot raise food enough for the
home supply must import, and what
ever becomes of the beet sugar indus
try here, the farmer's European market,
which is largely, by the way, in a frea
trade country, is not likely to contract
except for occasional natural fluctua
tions, for many years to come.
THAT PROPOSED LOO HOUSE
The scheme to build a log house at
the St, Louis World's fair as the Kan
sas building has been sprung by some
yet untamed humorist. Kansas might
as well, or a little better, erect a state
building out of adobe or marble as to
build one of logs. One would be as ap
propriate as the other.
If Kansas has a log house as the typi
cal structure of the state then the in
side ought to be filled with walrus hides,
elephant tusks, lions' pelts, gutta
percha, cocoanuts arid sharks' teeth.
Such a collection would be in keeping
with the humor of the scheme. A spe
cial attraction for the second floor
might be Mrs. Nation at work.
A house characteristic of the prairies
would be a sod house but it is not nec
essary to perpetrate such an unsightly
affair on the public Kansas people are
civilized. They live in houses, not in
tree tops as an Englishman once sup
posed, and Kansas should be represent
ed by a building of sightly architecture.
POINTED PARAGRAPHS.
From the Chicago News.
A domestic broil gets a man in hot
water.
Some people are prepared for any
emergency except twins.
Wrhen you meet a man with a scheme,
proceed to get in a hurry.
The man who owns but one shirt ia,
necessarily, short of change.
Turn about is fair play to the Bmall
boy on a merry-go-round.
Lots of people give advice freely be
cause it doesn't cost them anything.
Many a man who tries to be a rascal
finds he is only capable of being a fool.
An Irishman says there Is no blessing
like health, especially when you are
sick.
Men sometimes become wiser as they
grow older, but they seldom become less
foolish.
When a woman has a headache it is
natural; when a man has a headache
it is usually acquired.
Don't think that by being miserable
here on earth you will be any happier
in heaven if you happen to get there.
A Cincinnati physician took some of
his own medicine. The verdict of the
coroner's jury was "Death du,e to un
professional conduct."
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
From the New York Press.l
Women never believe a man appre
ciates the importance of his engage
ment unless toe acts restless and rat
tled. People who won't share om bit of
their joy with anybody will share their
misery with anybody that comes along.
Whether a man is willing to marry a
widow or not depends mostly on wheth
er she is willing to make him willing.
The advantage the man who lives in
the suburbs has over his city friend is
that he doesn't have his trouble trying
to find his way back to the city late at
night.
A woman can have absolute faith In
her husband if he makes her believe
that he believes that if he should lose
the lock of her hair she gave him when
they fell in love, he would lose all tois
luck too.
QUAKER REFLECTIONS.
From the Philadelphia Record.
It doesn't take dynamite to blast
hopes.
The love of money is what makes a
man Toot.
Lots of fellows get cold feet waiting
for dead men's shoes.
Out west the horsethief is generally
a high-strung individual.
The hero of the hour sometimes doesn't
last much longer.
So far as football is concerned, the
game season is nearly over.
What we consider necessaries we of
ten regard as extravagances in others.
You seldom see a person with a sunny
disposition and a shady reputation.
A man may have the physique of a
giant and still not be able to support a
frail little wife.
Borrowell "Bjones gets more eccen
tric every day." Harduppe "Yes; he
is actually paying his debts."
GLOBE SIGHTS.
From the Atchison Globe.
A fool idea is all right if you can
make it go.
The dyspeptics are now struggling
to do without sausage.
When an old person is sick, don't
say he "hangs on"; say he lingers.
When a girl is in love, she doesn't
succeed in doing anything well, not
even looking pretty.
When a rich man takes a walk for
exercise, a poor man can't keep his nose
from going up in the air.
Somehow we never care for a dra
matic criticism published under a head
of "The Play's the Thing."
We advise you to eat all the kraut
you want early in the season, and your
attack of indigestion may be cured by
spring.
An Atchison woman spent so much
recently for oyster forks that her
family will have to go without oysters
all winter.
Opinions as to what is artistic will
always differ. An undertaker thinks
that a well preserved corpse is about
as pretty as anything.
Six hours after the world has pro
claimed a man a hero, it begins to find
out that any man would have done the
same thing in his place.
Out in the country, when the barn is
larger and finer than the house, it is a
sign that the woman is so meek she
wouldn't cry If stepped on.
When her kin come to visit her, a
certain Atchison woman discharges her
servant, and saves that much by mak
ing her visitors help her.
It is said that people have a "gift"
for music, or for painting. Ever hear of
anyone who had a "gift" for house
work, or farm work, or anything el3
practical?
When a man dies who has worked
hard all his life, we like to see the old
fashioned obituary used that begins
with "Entered into rest," for that is
what it is.
We are proud to see so many girls
wearing auto cloaks on the streets; it
gives strangers the Impression that
there is an automobile in every stable
in Atchison.
A woman knows how hard it Is to do
without a new fall hat when all the
other women are wearing them. Well,
that's the way a man feels when he is
doing without smoking.
Chicago and Return
$16.00 via the Santa Fe, December 1
to 3, inclusive; good until December 8
returning. Four . trains each day:
Leave Topeka 2:50 p. m., arrive Chicago
7:30 a. m. ; leave Topeka 4:40 p. m., ar
rive Chicago 9:00 a. m.; leave Topeka
12:58 a. m., arrive Chicago 2:15 p. m.;
leave Topeka 4:47 a. m., arrive Chicago
9:00 p. m. Compgii this with time of
other Unas.
. BOOK JSOTES.
One of the prettiest holiday books
published this season is a new volume
of poems by Paul Lawrence Dunbar
from the press of Dodd Mead & Co.,
New York. It is called "Candle Lightin'
Time," and is made ud of nine of the
characteristic . tuneful poems by the
well known negro poet. He has no
peers in the realm of negro dialect
verse and his talents never shone so
brightly as In the book just issued.
"Dat Ole Mare o' Mine" is brim full of
the sentiment which is sometimes found
in the attachment of a negro for his
horse, while "Fishin' " will strike a
responsive chord in the heart of every
one who has ever tried his hand at
angling. "When Lias Went to War,"
is brim full of pathos. It tells a quaint
homely story that will bring tears to
the eyes of the reader. "A Spring Time
Wooing," is probably the best poem in
the book. It is delicately cast and is a
pretty little story beautifully told.
"Candle Lightin' Time," which is the
last poem in the book will prove a never
ending source of pleasure to children.
One of the best things about the book
is the illustration. The pictures are ail
half tones from photographs and they
bring out accurately the features in the
verses. Added to this each stanza Is
entwined in a wreath of evergreen and
the whole makes one of the most per
fect books published this season by this
popular firm. (Through Moore Book &
Stationery company).
Marah Ellis Ryan writes of the Koo
tenai country in her latest book, "That
Girl Montana," published by Rand,
McNally & Co., of Chicago. "Tana,"
around whom the story centers, is a
girl of sixteen, who has been forced
by her father, Lee Holly, the most des
perate man of the northwest, ,to dis
guise herself as a boy to aid him In his
schemes. After his supposed death, she
escapes to the tent of a friendly Indian
chief, and is Impulsively adopted as his
ward by Dan Overton, known as the
squarest man in the country who scoffs
at the idea of a sentimental culmina
tion of his guardianship, as he knows
that his wife whom he had married
years before, but who had left him was
still living. With the reappearance of
Lee Holly in the camp where Tana dis
covers the lost gold mine, and his mys
terious death, of which his daughter is
suspected, the plot begins to unfold.
There are a couple of other love epi
sodes in the book and an element of
comedy, but these are incidental to the
story. The opportune death of Mrs. Ov
erton just after her confession to Tana,
allows a satisfactory conclusion of a
readable volume.
"Folly in Fairyland," by Carolyn
Wells, has been published by the Henry
Altemus company, Philadelphia. If a
little girl or boy who loves fairies wants
to go to Fairyland, and find out how
they live there, what their houses are
like, and what they do to amuse them
selves, just read this book and be trans
ported into the very heart of Fairyland
itself. Folly, whose full name was Flor
inda, went there, and her adventures
are graphically told. Unlike "Alice in
Wonderland," she didn't meet queer,
unusual creatures, but she visited dear
old Aladdin, Cinderella, and the Queen
of Hearts In their palaces, and piloted
by Puss in Boots, traveled over the
whole realm and became well acquaint
ed with the heroes and heroines of
Fairyland in their own homes. Then,
of course, she called on the Three Bears
in their woodland home, and also in
terviewed the Old Woman who Lived in
a- Shoe. And you'd never guess, if you
weren't told, that a beautiful princess
who was called "Scary" for short, was
really Scheherazade, and she told some
of her own marvellous stories for Fol
ly's benefit. Folly also went to sea In
the bowl of the Three Wise Men of
Gotham, and, in short, every well
known personage of nursery lore eag
erly helped to make her trip a success.
And this delightful matter, told in Miss
Wells' own crisp and original manner,
with frequent interspersions of her
rhythmical, jingly rhymes, goes to
make up the gayest, jollieet child's book
of the season.
A pretty juvenile book Just published
is "Happy Days for Little Folk," by
the Frederick A. Stokes company, of
New York. The stories and verses are
by Mabel Humphrey and the color
plates are after watercolors by Fred
erick M. Spiegle. There are also taste
ful marginal illustrations. The little
volume cannot fail to be of interest to
all children.
Mr. F. Marlon Crawford's new novel,
"Marietta: A Maid of Venice," pub
lished by Macmillan, has run through
four large editions since October 28, the
day of its publication.
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A special holiday edition of "The
Crisis" is being prepared by the Mac
millan company. The frontispiece will
consist of a new portrait of the author
never before published and reproduced
in photogravure.
"A Christmas Carol," by Charles
Dickens, has been published in the
beautiful Remarque edition by the H.
M. Caldwell company, Boston. This fa
miliar story possesses perennial inter
est for young and old, and it never has
been presented in more attractive form.
Whether regarded as a ghost story, a
character study, or a parable, the
"Christmas Carol" is one of the most
brilliant and absorbing tales in English
literature.
"Elegy and Other Poems," by
Thomas Gray, is one of the recent pro
ductions of the H. M. Caldwell com
pany, of Boston, in small, handsome,
flexible binding. The "Elegy in a
Country Churchyard occupies as secure
a place among English classics as
"Hamlet" or "Paradise Lost," but some
readers do not realize that several other
poems by Gray are equally perfect and
impressive. This collection contains all
of Gray's verse which is really worth
knowing.
VANDERBILT BABY NAMED.
Latest of the Line Will Be Called
William Henry.
New York. Nov. 30. William Henry
Vanderbilt, third of the title and latest of
the line, opened his eyes on his first
Thanksgiving day a named baby. It was
decided this morning that the son of Al
fred Gwvnne Vanderbilt should be named
both William and Henry, as was his
great grand father, and so keep up the
name that has so long been famous and
honored. And the name has been loved,
too not only for Cornelius Vanderbilt's
sake, but because his eldest son. brother
to Alfred Gwvnne, bore the name for the
21 years of his life. The decision came af
ter the name Cornelius had hung three
davs in the balance, this being the only
other name suggested that was seriously
considered.
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