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CABLE NEWS
From All Parts of the
Old World.
FORGERIES AND FRAUDS.
How Forged American Railway Bonds
Were Negotiated in Belgium.
THE PARTIES AND PUNISHMENT.
Bloody Battles Between the Abyssinians and |
Egyptians and Glory for the Khedive.
"MAKING UP" ON 'CHANGE.
The French Radicals Exceedingly Distrustful of
the MacMahon Ministry.
"WALES OUT FROM INDIA.
BELGIUM.
THE FOEGERIES OF AMERICAN RAILWAY SHARES
SECURITIES?HISTORY OF TUB OPERATORS
AMD THEIR MOl)E OF OPERATIONS?FIRST
SUCCESSES AND A SUDDEN FAILURE?FLIGHT
TO PARIS?ARRESTED, SUr.RKNDERED AND
AWAITING A BELGIAN SENTENCE.
[special despatch to the herald b\* cable.)
Paris, March 13,1376.
The forgeries of American railway shares securities
in Belgium date from the beginning of February.
the operators and their mode of operation.
A man named Harmcns, belonging to a respectIble
Dutch family there, opened relations with
Messrs. Samuels, money changers in Brussels.
Harmens proposed borrowing 80,000f.?$16,000
gold?on the security of thirty bonds of the California
and Oregon Hallway.
new york central bonds.
. While negotiating transactions Harmens obtained
an advance from Messrs. Samuels of lo.ooof.
?$2,000 gold?against a deposit of seventy bonds
of the New York Central.
california and oregon bonds.
lie then offered to sell California and Oregon bonds
on his own account.
DISCOVERT.
Messrs. Samuels, obeying Instructions, forwarded
the bonds to the banker Werthctmcr, of Amsterdam,
who passed them to Messrs. Taxcras, who discovered
the forgery.
rOLICE INVESTIGATION.
The Rrusscls police were warned Immediately, and
tommcnced an Investigation.
WIIAT TIIET FOUND.
From this It appears that Ilarmens' confederate
was Rollins, an American residing in Brussels in
great splendor with his lady, who is unsuspected of
any guilty participation in the forgeries.
EXTENDING TTIE FIELD OF PROFIT?A SUDDEN HALT.
In the meantime the confederates were engaged
In negotiating loans with other Brussels bankers,
when an end was abruptly put to their proceedings.
A SUDDEN FLIGHT?WHAT WA8 LEFT.
The confederates absconded, leaving a handle of
New York Centrals In the hands of Samuels. t The
bonds which Harmcns deposited with Samuels and
the Compiler d'Kscomptc were seized by the police,
and a warrant for the arrest of the fugitives tssncd.
CAPTURED IN TARIS.
The criminals were arrested In Paris and on demand
for extradition were sent to Brussels, where
they are now in jail.
EXTENSIVE FORGERIES.
The confederates have probably negotiated other
forged American bonds in Belgium and elsewhere.
THE PUNISHMENT.
The punishment of the crime with which the
prisoners are charged is, under the Belgian laws,
fifteen years penal servitude.
ENGLAND.
APPEAL FOR AID FOB AN AMERICAN POET?
LORD ST. LEONARD'S WILL SETTLED?"MARINO
UP" DAY ON 'CHANOE?THE SILVER
MARKET.
London, March 13, 1876. i
Robert Buchanan, the poet, writes to the London |
Dntly tfewi this morning concerning certain extracts I
r.Am (hA nVtl J.rt.u Pr?i wncAilnfAfl In thn London
Aifirmrum, describing Walt Whitman's Impoverishment J
and sufferings, and makes an earnest appeal lor his
relief.
Mr. Burhanan says:?"I suggest the formation of a ;
committee to collect subscriptions for the purchase of
Whitman's complete works (which tbo latter Is now
preparing), to begin with say 500 copies, and if the
number could be extended to 1.000 or more, so much
Ibo better for the poet; so much more honor for KngKand;
so much more shamo to the literary coteries
which emasculate America."
i.okd st. Leonard's writ.
The Court of Appeals has unanimously sustained the !
Incision of the lower courts establishing the validity |
>f the will of I.ord St. Leonards as proved by the j
testimony of Miss Sugden. They sustained also the ad- j
misslbility ofthe testator s declaration between the time |
when the will was mado and the time when he was I
last seen, as proved by Miss Sugdcn.
" -I
THE STOCK EXCHiKOE ? "MAKIXO TP" PAT. !
Lohmr, March !3, 18T&
This being the first "making op" dav of the regular
fortnightly settlement, the attention on the Stock Ei- i
change daring the early hours was chiefly absorbed in
preparations for extending or -'carrying over" the en- I
gagenients to the end of the month. The marxet la 1
generally firm tor both home and foreign securities.
The impression prevails that most accounts hare
already been provided lor.
TUB SILVER MARKET.
Silver la la demand. The supply II limited. Bars
ferj Arm ai 53\ pence per ounce.
FRANCE.
t
THE BErrm,TCi>l TARTY aititcd* toward
MACltAHOX's CABIXET?t.EOISLATIVB movement
yon a g EXKB All amnesty.
Paris, March 12?Kvening.
A meeting of republican Senators and Deputies was
bald here this evening. About 300 were present. Tbejr
resolved to uphold the resolutions previously taken
affirming the necessity of superseding those lunction
ariea who aro opposed to the Republic,
M. Leon (Sambetta made a epeech. Insisting upon
the necessity of this measure. Referring to the new
Ministry, he said:?"Tbo republican party should
await its arts and programme without dlatrust and also
without confidence."
* roa A GENERAL AMNESTY.
Ob Saturday neat Victor Hugo will mora In tba
NEW Yt
Senate for a general amoeity for offeneee committed I
ainee 1stq.
M Raapail will make a elmilir movement la the
Chamber of Depatlea on the aame day.
TURKEY.
font ihscroert bman leaders arrested
bt the austbians?the serviah
war party prb88iko the prixcb to ac
no*.
lUorsA, March 13, 1876.
Tbe Insurgent leaders Ljnbibratiea, Petrowich, Fuells
and Cesarl were arrealed bj the Austrian authorities
on Thursday last at Vigvanl, a Tillage on the Dalmatian
frontier, near Imoseht.
THE 8KB VIA K3 EXCITED FOB WAB.
Bbloradb, March 13,1971
The warlike feeling, which had subsided In consequence
of Prince Milan's peaceful assurances to Prince
Wrede, while the latter was on a mission here, seems
to be now reappearing.
Great pressure Is brought by the war party upon
Trinco Milan, and It ta rumored that the national
militia ha* been ordered to be ready to march at a moment's
notice
ABYSSINIA.
THE ROYALIST TROOFS MAKE A SUDDEN AND
FIERCE ASSAULT ON THR EGYPTIAN ARMY?A
BLOODY BATTLE AND DEFEAT OF THE ABY8BINIANS?KING
KASSA AND MANY NOBLES AND
CHIEFS SAID TO HAVE BEEN KILLED.
London, March 13?2 P. M.
A postcrlpt edition of the Daily A'eice, Just Issued,
contains the following:?
"Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, March 12?9:45 P. M.
"On Wednesday night last tho Abyssinian army
crossed the river Decassa (Dckkaf) and attacked the
entrenched camp of the Egyptian army, when severe
fighting took place.
brpulsk and rktrkat.
"On Thursday the Abyssinians were repulsed and re- i
treated to Adowa.
king kasha said to dats bken killed.
"King Kassa, the Grand Vizier, six chiefs and 5,000
Abyssinians sre reported to have boon killed In the
trenches. Prince Hassan and General Loring escaped
unhurt. Rhalth Pasha was wounded.
victory, arrbr heavy losses.
"The Egyptian losses were heavy, but tho victory
was complete."
REPORT OF TWO SUCCESSIVE BATTLES?DOUBLE
DEFEAT FOR THE ABYSSINIANS.
Loxdon, March 18. 1875.
Reuters' Telegram Company have the following account
of tho battle between tho Egyptian and Abyssinian
armies:?
"Cairo March 13, 1876.
"Intelligence has been received here roporting that
on tho 7th Inst. :he Abyssinians attacked tho Egyptian
intrenched camp at Goodrah'and were repulsed.
"On the next day Prince Hassan with several battalions
sortied and captured an Important adjacent posl
"??> "uu "am iihuiui'u m mui|i.
"On Thursday the Abysstnlans renewed the Attack
and were again repulsed with great loss."
INDIA.
THE PRINCE OF WAI.ES BAILS OCT FOB
ENGLAND.
Bombay, March 13, 1376.
Her Majesty's steamship Scrapie, with tho Princo of
Wales and suite on hoard, salted hence to-day.
' A HEAVY RAILROAD SUIT.
Memphis, Tenn., Mareh 13, 1878.
Suit has been filed In tho United States Circuit Court,
for tho district |of Wost Tennessee, auxiliary to a bill
of the earns tenor filed in tho Southern district of
Mississippi by tho Illinois Central Railroad Company
and John Newell, ot Chicago, and Junius U. Alexander,
of Now Yo-k, surviving trustees of KdmondJ. Forstall,
deceased, ts. The Mississippi Contra! Railroad Company,
tho new Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern
Railroad Company; tho Now Orleans, St. I,ouls and
Chicago Railroad Company, and the Southern Railroad
A.-sociatlon. This suit is'brought to recover $5,419,000
raluo ol bonds, being part ol $8,000,boo worth ol bonds
Issued by ilio Mississippi Central Railroad Company,
and securod by a lien m the naturo of a mortgage made
by (ho Mississippi Central and Southern Railroad Association
to said Forstall, Newell and Alexander, dated
May 1, 1872, covering the railroad franchises and property,
real and personal,Jot said Mississippi Central Kailroad
Company. The plaintiffs ask that llio deed of trust
be recognized and established, that the trustees bo let
into possession of the railroad property, effects, franchises,
privileges, faculties and rights, and be empowered
to exercise the same according to the terms and
conditions of the deed; and that tho trnsteea may be
allowed the poweis ol receivers and have tho privilogo
to account bclore a master of the court for all their
acts and doings, and to administer the trusts under direction
of the Court.
THE OHIO AND TOLEDO RAILROAD.
Pmi.ADBi.pniA, !*a., March 13, 1876.
Thomas Nelson, who was arrested on Thursday last
with stolen certificates ot stork of the Ohio and Toledo
Railroad In bis possession, was arraigned before a
magistrate this afternoon, but tho case was postponed
for a few days. It will bo remembered that the certificates
found on Nelson represented some $70,(XX) and
wero a part of the $200,OOu worth stolen from President
Kekloy while the latter was asleep on a train on his
way to New York to negotiate tho paper. The detective
who arrested Nelson stated to-day that he had obtained
20o more shares In a broker's office on Third
street, whero they hod been lett by a party who wanted
tbem sold.
BERTHA MEYERS.
BEKTH1 HEARD FROM, BUT N.TT TET FOUND ?
A. CASB OF tJBOSS PURPOSES IN DOVE.
Newport, R. I., March 13, 1876.
Tho aunt of Bertha Meyers, residing in New York,
particulars of whose disappearance were published In
Sunday's {Ikrai.p, has written here stating that she
Fftrpivcfl a nn?f..il rani from Itrrihn. ontifinnrlitr th*
lancr's arrival in New York. ?he gave no clew 10 her
aunt as io ber whereabouts in that city. She confessed
to a lady Inmate of Muenehiuger's lamfly, before her
departure, that, in addition to the ill treatment of her
stepmother, her lather wanted her to marry a man
much older than herself. This she was averse to doing,
as her affertlona had centred In another direction.
ANOTHER MISSING GIRL.
A ITEWrORT OIRL ABTBAY?SHX I.EFT HER HOME
ON FRIDAY AND HAS NOT SINCE BEEN HEARD
FROM.
Nswrorr, R. I., March 13, 197fl.
A case similar to the one in relation to tne missing
girl, Bertha Meyers, of Jersey City, has Just come to
light here. Tho namo of this missing girl is Caroline
Hatfield, and she Is eleven years of age. The mother !
states that she asked permission to go oat to play last
Friday morning, and since then nothing has been <
heard from her. The city Is being searched for her
this evening, and the city crier has notified the com- '
rnunity of the Iosa Her mother also elates that on j
Friday she sent word to the |>olice station, and desired
that an oihctr be detailed to assist In looking 1
her up. It is said that no attention has 1
been paid to her request. The mother fears
that the child has eitner been abducted or that !
sno win dc mono uru?im i> is siaicu on goou authority
that the child has been shamefully abused by her
mother for some yeurs past, and thai the girl ha* been
in daily dread of a whipping. Two year* ago she lost I
twenty-five cent* and a a.'so confident that she would
be whipped unmercifully thai ihe remained away ono
day and ihen went to ihn Children's Home, gaining ad- :
miasion for herself and her younger lister, who was
wtifi her when she lost the money, by representing
that ?he had no borne and no parent's. Here ibe re- ,
nmnort severe! days, when her whereabouts waa dla- J
covered and she was removed to her home.
THE NORWICH POOItHOUSE FIRE. *
Norwich. Conn., March 13, 1879.
It If now believed that fourteen persons were burned
In the aimshouso on Sunday night. Most of them were
from sixty to seventy rears of age. seven bodies were
taken from the ruins to-day, burned to a cinder and
unrecognizable. Five Inmates wore injured by Jumping
Irorn the windows, two of lh*m fatally. The *nure
numiter of inmat?s was fifty-four Ihe coroner's
inquest began to day, but was aljourned. rials 'a the
must shocking disaster ever know n in this section.
HOTEL BURNED.
OwsBa. Neh., March 13, 1*79.
The Centra! Hotel, near the Union Pacific depot, was
destroyed by fire at three o'clock this morning. Ihe
inmates narrowly e?r?|>ed with their liven. Two firemen
were injured The .oss :a not yet reported, lbs,
insurance ? ?o,wu. j
.
)KK HERALD, TUESDAY,
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA.
THE BOGOTA EXCITEMENT COOLED DOWN?CO
LOMBUN PAIU.IAMENTISM ? OUATEMALAN
POSTAL LAW?AM BX-PBESIDF.HT riOHTIMO TO
REOAIN HIS POST?COSTA BICA HOSTILB TOWARD
NICARAGUA?THR FIMAKCIAL CONDITION
OP PERU OBOWINQ W0R8E.
Panama, March 4, 1478.
The excitement Is Bogota, reported by last mail,
his subsided. Congress baa declared Dr. Aqatleo Parra
President elect of the Republic by 48 rotes *f alnst 35.
sor adm1ttkd.
Neither of the two Senatorial deputations from Panama
wero admitted by the Senate. A new election has :
been decreed by the President of this State to take
place on the 19th- Inst.
thr panama rkprss*ntatjo!?.
In the Bouse of Representatives the first deputation
elected Irom Pnnama wss admitted. This deputation
was In favor of Nunez, (he defeated candidate.
pkacs.
All la now quiet throughout the Republic.
tub church.
The new Bishop of Panama is to be consecrated on
the 6th Inst., with due ceremonies.
GUATEMALA.
The postage on letters to and Irom the Republic, outside
of Central America, has been doubled.
Tho Diet of Confederation eontinuea Its sessions. I
The Presidents of Guatemala ?nd Salvador held a I
contcrcnca on the frontiers and made a bond of pcae&
HONDURAS.
The fallen President, I/etva, Is stilt struggling to regain I
his post.
His forces ?rc said to have paired successes tn some
places, but the revolutionary President, Medina, seems
eirong enough to Anally triumph.
.
NICARAGUA.
Congress has authorized a loan of $70,000 snd an
army of 4,000 men.
WATCHING A NEIGHBOR.
The army of observation on the Honduras frontier
has been greatly Increased.
RKBKT.a ROUTBD.
A horde of lawless men at PuntnGorda, on Mosqultta
territory, on the borders, under a Captain Mnromero,
was attacked by Nlcarngunn volunteer* toward the end
of January and routed.
Tho I'orvtnxr calls them rebels.
COfiTA HICA.
From a private source we learn tbat In consequence
of the atlitudo of Nicaragua on tho boundary question
President Guard!* has submitted to the Costa Rica
Congress, tbat met on the 22d of February in extraordinary
session, the question of preparing lor war. The
matter was submitted to a committee or two Deputies
from each province, and a decision against the measure
was reported
ECUADOR.
The people are asking for a convontion to annul the
constitution left by toe late Garcia Moreno, and to
form a more liberal ono. President Borrero Is not Inclined
to call the convention, which has awakened
much disaffection.
PERU.
The political situation Is calm.
THS lOSIT CRISIS.
The financial crisis grows worse. The banks have
commenced receiving the saltpetre and guano Included
in the contract with the government. Commercial relief
is hoped for when shipments begin to be made.
WITH rns AROF.XTIXKS.
The treaty of ain'ty and commerco between Peru
and tho Argentine Republic baa been ratified.
AMKK1CAX ooix.
Tho American double eagle was worth twenty-nine
soles. Exchange scarce and dear.
CHILI.
Tho Gorman steamer Luxor was towed Into Coqulmbo
with a broken shaft.
NAtTICAL DISCOVRRT.
Captain Morgan, of the English bark Professor Aire,
which arriTod at Pisco recently, from Cardiff, reports
having discovered a shallow which Is not marked on
tho map. When about 180 miles from tho coast of
Brazil, in latitude 18 deg. south and longitude 36 deg
4 min. west, with a light breeze and only going about
two knots an hour, his vessel suddenly struck and Immediately
became Immovable.
After an boar's bar i work he succeeded In getting
her off, and Captain Morgan then took somo soundings.
He found seventeen and a half feet of wator whero ho
had been aground, and near it ho lound thirty fathoms.
On sounding tg&tn the line broke, fie believes the
shallow to bo a coral roof in courso of formation.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DAVIS' IM.PEACHMENT.
Jackson, Miss., March 13. 1876.
The Senate, by a rote of 32 to 4, found Lieutenant
Governor Davis guilty as rb.irgod in tbo articles of impeachment,
one colored and Ave white republican
Senators voting in tbo afllrmattvo and four colored Senators
in the negative. The dndlng will bo formally announced
on Wednesday.
THE NEW JERSEY EX-STATE
TREASURER.
Trknton, March 13, 1876,
Josephns Sooy, Jr., the defaulting ox-State Treasurer,
was this morning brought up for eenienoe. He was
unattended by counsel; consequently there was no
motion made for arrest or Judgment, as mtgnt have
been expected. The Chief Justice alluded to tbo serious
character of the olfonee, to tho respectable social
position of tho defendant and to tha fact that In bis
case there were no mitigutlng circumstances. Sooy
aa tKntt contaneoil In crififl nnnisnf in (h? sltalA Prttnn
for a term of three years and until the costs of prosecution
are paid. He wept bitterly on bearing ilie sonicnco.
He is a man over sixty years old and has a
family who are htgbly respected. He was attended by
Ins son Mark, whose constant devotion to bis father
throughout the trial excited general admiration.
A MURDER TRIAL.
6a* Frascisco, Cal., March 13, 1*78.
The second trial' of Harry Gramce for tbo mnrder of
Kdward Madden, editor of the Merced Tribunt, commenced
at Fresno City to day.
A TRAVELLING AGENT KILLED.
Acnritx, March 13, 18T6.
Charles J. Mahoney, of this city, a travelling agent,
In alighting from a New York Central train, while II
was in motion last evening, was run over and killed.
SNOW ON THE PACIFIC RAILROADS.
On ana, Neb., March 13, 1*78.
The passenger trains due yesterday at Bitter Creek
passed there to-day about fourteen hours late, having
pushed through the snow and storm on Creston Hill,
about thirty miles west ot Bitter Crock. The storm la
represented as a fearful one. The snow on the hill
was three and four feet deep, with a heavy gale blow
tng At Bitter Creek the snow Is eighteen inches
deep. All the rest of the trains, emigrant and freight,
are laid up on sldo traeka at different points, and will
not likely move until it clears up
MIDNIGHT WEATHER REPORT.
WAS DRRARTxurr, )
Orvirs or run ('mar 'iosal Orrrcxn. 1
WAnniXGTos, March 14?1 A.M. "J
Probabiiitin.
For New England an 1 the Middle States, generally
clear weather, with stationary or slight fall in ternperatnre,
northwesterly winds and rising barometer
during the day.
For the South Atlantic States dear weather and a
slight fall of temperature, with northeast to northwest
winds, and stationary or rising barometer.
For the Gulf States, Tennessee and the Ohio Valley
elear or partly cloody weather, slowly rising temperslore,
northeast te southeast winds snd high followed
by slowly tailing barometer.
For the lower lakes, partly cloudy and continued I
cold weather, westerly winds becoming variable during
the afternoon, end stationary or rising barometer.
for the upper lakes. Upper Mississippi and Lower
Missouri Talleys, clear or partly cloudy snd warmer
weather, with east to south winds In the eouthern portions
of theso districts, and threatening and continued
cold weather with light snow in the northern portions.
The M-.isi?*'ppi r.iTer win rue ainwiy rrom uarcnport
to Memphia The lower Ohio River will eontlnae
to riae.
THR WT.ATHKR tebtbrdat.
the following rocoril will ihow the change* to the
temperature for the past twenty-four honrt, in eontparieon
with the correeponding itate of la-tt year, at intitrate*:
hy the thermometer at lludnut'e plurrntey,
Ukkald Building
1?75. 1871 1871 1874,
i a. M It 38 3:30 P. M it 40
0A. M 31 ? P. K 31 :
* A. M M ? ? P K 33 82
12 M 82 43 18 P. M 32 28
Average temperature yesterday 88X
Average temperature lor corresponding date lael
year M
I ' '
MARCH 14, 1876.?TllIPL]
THE EVE OF BATTLE I
__ I
The Democrats in Hew Harr.p-1
shire Despondent.
PATENT INFLUENCE OF MONEY.
i
The State Conrtdfd to the Republicans in j
Some Qnartrri.
ON'B REPRESENTATIVE ALREADY ELECTED. ;
Coacoan, N. H., ITarcn 13, 1878.
We are (to the arc of the election In this State and It
tow seems to bo conceded on everv hand that the republicans
wilt t>o victorious. The democrats hare not
exhibited much confidence at any time, and to-day
thoy.ebowod evan less than usual, indeed, in many democratic
quarter* the contest 11 now regarded as hopeless,
and some of the leaders already concede a gain
of 200 to the republicans in this city. This concession
Is based spon what Is said to be an nscenatnod
lact?tamely, that every disposable vote in Concord nas
been purchased by the republicans. Name after name i
Is mentioned as of persona who hare already disposed j
ol their right of suffrage, and ine thing seems to have j
been practised ao generally that the democrats j
are In a panto over it lo-ntchL It Is feared that the j
same tactics are to bo employed all over the Stale, and !
11 is assorted by those who proles to know thai tho
laws of Now Hampshire provide no means tor t!io punishment
of these offences. That nothing can be moro
uncertain than
th* ri.bctiox Mini
ot this Slate 1s illustrated by the fart that at least In
one district tho representative to the I/Otver House of
tho Legislature is nlready cnosen. ills election took
place to-day, and It Is said at republican headquarters
here that It is legal and regular. Among the Whtto
Mountains there is a class town callod Hart's Location.
What a class town Is makes very little difference, but
this ons has very few voters, and these, it seems, have
not only a representative In tho Legislature, hut nro
able to elect him when they please. Seven men of the >
handful of voters at llarl's Location begun thotr town
meeting to day. and the republican candidate
for representative was chosen, receiving sis
of the votes cast. This Joke, for it is nothing more,
was telegraphed all over the State 10-day as a great republican
triumph, and the republican organ here
printed the news In leaded type and with display head
lines. There Is mucQ talk about a possible riot in
Manchester to morrow, and tlio republicans profess to
fear that there is danger of bloodshed. Tho whole
story Is mere moonshine, but It may bo useful is an
electioneering dodge in a State where Belknap Is regarded
as a victim of democratic malice.
rii ii last ml'stkk.
Both parties aro having tholr last rally In this city to
night. Congressman Krye addressing the republicans at
Dknniv 11*11 * rwl fUl/stiitl lokn TV fJaoe.iA a l/xoal rtnll.
tlcinn of oonsldcrablo repute an ?n orator, firing tho
democratic hoart at KbrIo Hall; but It Is arranged that
the voting shall begin early In the morning, and thus
ends a canvass from which much was expcctod, but
which was singularly mean and despicable.
MILITARY BEADY TO SUPPRESS RIOT.
Manchrstsr, N. H., March 13, 18T0.
The Afternoon Mirror publishes a communication
from Governor Chenoy addressed to petitioners for
i tho military. In which ho says:?"Should tho civil
authorities require aid I am prepared to act promptly
in giving them evory needed facility." Mayor Gay
also published a proclamation setilnR forth that every
voter shall bo protected, Ac., and calling upon all citizens
to aid in preserving good order, Ac,
CHARTER ELECTIONS IN MAINE.
Havoor, March 13, 1870.
A large vote was polled it the municipal election todny?3,519,
against 3,207 last year. W. B. Harford
(rop.) was elected Mayor by 335 majority. Last year
I^iughton (dem ) had 104 plurality. The republicans
elect six Aldermen out of seven?the first tlmo for a
number of years.
BinmrroBt), Mo,, March 13, 1870.
The city election hold hero to day was the most hotly
contested lor many yeara. Burnham (dotn.) Is elected
Mavor br 40 maiortty Last yoar the democrats elected
I their Mayor by lftti majority. Tlio republican* gain I
Counrllmen In two wards, Alderman In one, and in ono
ward tho vote (or Aidorman is a tic.
Boston, March 13, 1878.
In the municipal election at Augusta to-day the republicans
elected their Mayor by 150 nu\|orlty, and
carried erery ward in the city. In Belfast tho republicans
elect their Mayor by eight ma)oruy, and havo a
majority in both boards of the city government. At
Camden to-day the republicans elected all their officers.
FRAUDULENT NATURALIZATION PAPERS.
I.axcastbii, Pa.. March 13, 1878
District Attorney John W. Johnson was arrostod
here to-day on a charge of Isauing forged and fraudulent
naturalization papera. The alleged offence was
committed four years ago. He will have a hearing on
Saturday next.
I
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
At tbe special meeting of the Ninth Assembly District
! Republican Association, held at Blcecker Building last
I right, the following gentlemen were nominated as
I delegates to the Syracaso ConventionGilbert J.
Hunter, William H (iedncy, James W. Booth and
George Bush.
WHAT IS IT?
Last evening a second meeting of members connected
with tbo Union League Club was held at Delmomco's.
on Fourteenth street, but members of the
press were rigidly excluded, and those who bad been
present at the mooting were reticent. Members at tne
Union league Club say that It is only a campaign clob,
and does not threaten severance from their organization.
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POLITICAL NOTES.
"Charity oavers a multitude of sinecures" appears to
! he a new reading of an old saw in Washington.
No leas than three ex-widows aro charged with
; bringing high officials in Washington to gnef. "Beware
of the vidders, Uncle Samivel," would not be a
| bad admonition about these days.
David A. Well*. 01 Connecticut, defines democracy to
be "Hard Money (spelled with a big II and capitals
throughout), taxation for revenuo purposes only and
tnch a restriction on the powers of the federal govern- j
I ment that it shall neither do ncr propose to do lor the j
j people anything which the people are willing and ablo i
| to do lor themselves."
Mow, Ciocar, we have thee on the hip. ?St. Lovit
RrjmhHcan. Then 4,lllp, hip, hurrah I"
Mayor Slocutn will bo a candidato for re-election In
Newport, R. I.
The statement that Captain Armes Is s relative of
, Senator Klrkwood, of Iowa, la dented. A man cannot
help having poor relations aome ntne.
It la satd that Ilelknap was a pronounced democrat
only last summer.
A Washington correspondent of the Cincinnati J5i?fuirrr
(dctn.) positively aeserts:?"Blaine Is not a j
tiger, nor Is he chained to his desk, and the Washington
correspondent who represents him as such should i
be taken out and fanned with a bootjack until bis fov- |
ered brow coots off. Rlalno Is simply sounding his
barbaric bray over tho roofs of tbo world and kicking
1 iranUc kicks wiih a pair of number twelve boela at the i
ghosts of deceased Confederate soldiers "
The Cincinnati Gauttr (rep.) suggests that "the pros- I
pect ot ratebiiig a few democratic fish of large dimensions
should not be permitted to take away all the Investigating
seal of the Washington patriots " It wants
the rascals of all parties exposed, without reference to
I esmpaign policy.
Wo ere by the Slit? Ltadrr that over the head of
President Cram Is now suspended "the sword ot Damocles"
We don't suppose President Orant min is It
eery much, for the ?word or D?ooclca lin t the only
thing that ban auipended in ihti panicky country tbli
centennial year. ? Hnrlington llawktyt (rep.).
I'mkney K. Walker K a candidate for re-election to
tbe office or Judge of the Supreme Conrt of IlUnolt
at tbe Judicial election to be held on the first Monday
of June next.
The Quiney (III.) Wktg aeaerta that the name of K. B.
Waabburne for Governor of that State t? eery favara*
, biy reeetvad. Bat Bstertdge te not eat ef tbe way,
B SHEET.
and hit friends are already beginning to efftrTeaee In
nit behalf.
Frederick Douglass la named by a Southern republl- j
can paper for the nomination for Vice President on the
republican ticket.
The Lonoka (Ark.) Democrat Is out for General Hancock
for President.
--H ocnoove* tno utica Observer," aays the Troy
Theses, ircp.), "to fulfil tts promise of trotting out the
evidence that Mr. Kenton boasted of having Mr. Conk> u
ling by the throat, before asking attention to any more C1
(tatementa In regard to public men." o
Query by the Hirrisburg /'a'rt.rf (dotn.):?"Was It II
b-^canse Cameron was a democrat that Abraham I.in- 1 It
coin promotod him from the War Othce to the Court .
of the Czar in 1962?" b
THE POLITICAL MILLENNIUM.
A year ago Mr. Henry Kgner, a highly respectable "
German citizen, of Orange, V. J., was nominatod by f
tbe democracy for Mayor and was elected, tleiore he (
was warm In his seat as presiding officer of Council,
the republicans, by an arbitrary exercise of power, v
wrested from Mayor Kgner the power to appoint com- ,
mitieeg. The Mayor steadily objected and the town was
In sn uproar over iho matter. Since then tho Mayor'* t
course lias been such asta command the admiration of t
all citizens. so that boln llio republican and democratic .
conventions havo unanimously renominated him for j
election to day.
GAME'S PROTECTION. i l
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The New York Association for tho Protection of Game
held tts monthly meeting last evening st the Hotei
Brunswick. The following resolution, propose 1 by Mr. I
Roosevelt, was unanimously adopted;?
Kenolved. Thnt In the opinion of the New Vork Association ! ;
for tlio I'roteetion of Game the Uw in relation to the rapture ;
of trout permit* them to be tiken out 011 the 1.1th of March, 1
and that no prosei'iitlon will ho brought by :hi association
for any trout taken or offered for sale on thai ilav. |
Mr. I.uddtngtnn rendered his report resardlm; the
progross at Albany 01 the association's Game bill, and
said that it would bo probably passed without difficulty,
as the opposition of Mr. l'rinro and other Senators was
withdrawn. A number of cases of violations of the
laws will be brought to trial on the first Monday in
April
SUPPOSED SUICIDE OF A MERCHANT.
I.eopold King, aged fllty-four years, a retired mor
chant, residing No. si 040 Bexington avenue, died yesterday
afternoon, under circumstances that point to sus I
cido. At ten A. M. ho appeared In good spirits, and, after J
reading the morning papers, mentioned to his wifo that
he was going down town to the olhoe of n friend. He
shortly afterward loft tho bouse, returning In about
two hours. At half past twelve o'clock he again went 1
outside, and had proceeded but a short distance on (
Madison nveoue when he fell to tho sidewalk uueoti- i
scions. Otlleer Hawkey, of the Sineieeenth
precinct, seeing him tall,"hurried to his assistance.
The ilrst object that attracted tho policeman's attention
was a small empty blue vial, which the prostrmo
man held clutched in his right hand, the vinl mho I led
strongly of prussic acid. Mr. King was promptly removed
to his residence and a pnvslciaii summoned,
but the man wus dood betore tho doetor arrived.
The family of the deceased say that he was subject
10 flts ol apoplexy and they expross themselves ol the
belief that ins death was due to that disease. They,
however, cannot account for the vial lound In his hand.
Tho deceased was formerly a large dealer In hats and
caps He retired front business about llva years ago,
having. It Is said, amassed a fortuno. He was of tho
Jewish persuasion and extensively known throughout
tho city. Ho leaves a wile and flvo children.
THE STRIKING CRISPINS.
Tho Committee on Strike and Ways and Means ot
tho Crispins met last night at No. 100 Chatham street,
Michael 1*. Murphy In the chair.
The arrest of another of the strikers, John McKamara,
on a charge similar to that on which the other
strikers wcro arrested last,week, was reported. Arrangements
for tho dcfenco of the strikers who aro to
bo tried to-day In the General f>esslons were perfected.
It was also decided that, whether tho strikers >honld
be discharged or not, suits for $10,000 In each case for t
false imprisonment should bo tustitutcd against Uannatt .
& It oddish.
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RAID ON A BOWERY GAME. \
A posso of Central Ofllco dotoctives made a descent |
last night upon n "sweat" gamo bolng carried on In f
the rear of Tralnor A Doylston'a saloon, corner of the 1
Bowery and Hester stre-ct. The game was found In
full progress, tho room being well filled with players.
Sixteen of the latter were taken into custody and locked
nn in tho ftantrnl Ofhro Tho nlar.o milled ir mud hv
the police to be one of the most notorious In tho Tonth
ward as a resort for thieves and hardened characters.
Tho prisoners will be taken to court this morning.
THE RHODES MYSTERY.
A coroner's Jury was empanelled yesterday In Jersey
City SDd viewed tho remains of tho canal boat captain,
Joseph Khodes, who was drowned olT his boat. Coroner
Gannon has summoned a large number of witnesses
and Is more than ever convinced that thcro was foul
play In the rase. The pockets of tho -deceased wero
found to to have been rifled of their contents. Tho
boatmen In tne vicinity say there was a struggle, la
which Rhodes was thrown overboard.
ROMANCE AND DIVORCE.
THE AUTHOR O* "TENT I.IFK IN NOBWAl"
KEEKS TO SEPARATE FROM HIS GIP8T WIFE.
[From tho London Standard, March 2.]
In tho Divorce Court Sir J. Hauncn has commenced
the bearing of a petition by Mr. Hubert Smith, a so- 1
lie)tor, and author of "Tent Life In Norway," who In
1874 married a gipsy girl under very romantlo clrcum- I
stances, for a divorce from his wife, and lor damages
if<iin?t thrt rn rrfinnnrlonL t
TKSTIMOXT.
Mr. Hubert Smith said ho resided In the county of
Salop, and had some property In the neighborhood of }
Bridgnorth, and for many years ho had been interested
In the gipsies. A tribe encamped on some ol his property,
and his wife vraa one of them. In 1800 she was j
nearly stxteon, and he went with her and some of the
tribe to Norway. On ihelr return he became
engaged to his wile In the beginning of the j
next June he again wont to Norway with
KrimeraMa I<ock and her brother Zohulon, and In
March, 1874, he took Ksmeralda to Christtanta, and f
then to the hotieo of a Norwegian lady and genilotnan. t
He rotnrned to England, and in the June succeeding
he went to Norway again, and from there to a place oa
the south coast, whero it was arranged mat they '
should be married, but there was a question about the '
respondent not having been confirmed. It was then
arranged that thero should be s etril marriage, and
this took place before the proper ofllelal. Two Nor- 1
wogian gentlemen affirmed that there was no Imped!- 1
m?ni. Witness placed a ring on bis wife's hand and
she placed ono on Ins Tne Urst witness heard of Mr.
firoome (corespondent) was the fact of his becoming a
subscriber to witness' book on "Tent I.lie In Norway,"
and on his marriage he wrote to congratulate witness
nn that event. Sohseniientlv the r.orrt-snnndenl wrote
inviting them to Until, but they could not go, anJ
brnoine came to roe tbom, wocn tlx adultery wa*
committed. Ksmoralda had a very bad temper.
The case is still on.
ANOTHER CANDIDATE FOR INVESTIGATION.
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{Krosa the Washington Chrontolo, Mareh IS.)
The order for 300,000 copies of the agricultural report 1
Is not iho only extravagance which la in need of I (
retrenchment. An examination of the report of the J ,
Director of the Mint to the docrotsry of the Treasury, |
containing 100 pages, shows a volume which may pos- 1
slbty bo of use to somebodv, although wo fail to tinder- J,
stand why one-quarter that number of pages would not [
have answered every purpose. Certainly that part of
the report devoted to the dorenco of Mr. Sherman's ,
resumption bill could havo been successfully elim- t
mated Hut the mam body ol the report is the least <
olijectlonal part of the affair. One third (In bulk; of
the volume is made up of Illustrations of the Mint ,
msehinery?wretched woodcuts- and a carefully prepored
map of tho "Consolidated Virginia" and "Call
lorn in ninr mines. rnis urst oiasa government
advertisement lor the ?tock of Messrs K)o<id a
O'Brien's stiver inlnea la published at considerable
evpcnre to tne National Treasury, and la about u? gross
an outrage on the government as if the Collector of
Cnatotna at New York were lo giro In hta annual
report a view ot Mr. A. T. Btowart'a largo importing I
house, with photographic views of Uie different depart- <
meots It is also rumored that l>r. Idnderman entered
upon nit preeent official position a man of no personal
meant, and that be now owns an amount of propcrtjr
wh'cn could not well have been the result ol savings of
his salary. Upon the whole, we think Dr. I.tnderman
had better he .nvesi igated.
A HUGE SCHEME OP PLUNDER.
(Prom the North Vernon (Ind.) Plalndealer. ]
Certain speculator! tn Indianapolis and Now York
have worked up a claim of about $'JO. 000.000 against the
State of Indiana which they hope at lomo time, by buying
up enough of our legislature, to have paid They
could well afford to pay half lor that purpose. To make
the people 8.1.e forever beyond any contingency the :ast
republican legislature prot?oeed a constitutional amend
mrnt li rhiilrtiDf its p4*man: under mr pretei < mo
BiiiTPprtinK anil laat l.egialalnra d?mocr.iltc, and, on
a pany Tula, th? republicans alt favoring tho amend- |
raent. It waa defeated. tha Indianapolis Aaaftnel and .
i dnmorraiic landing poiitiaiaM gaanaiiy wpr???4 in* .
i dtoUdaiat. 11
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A CONTRACT PURCHASE.
IABCOCE AJ.MC.EO TO HAVE BECDBED TBI JOB
OF BtlLDIBQ THE POTOMAC BRIDOE IB COB
8IDKIUTION OP A PROMISED TWO HUNDRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS.
New Have*, March 13, M78.
Tho commotion In the War Dopartmenl attendant
pon the Belknap exposure and tho revelation* in renrd
to tho WhUkey ltin? has "brushed up" the momries
of numerous individuals, and facts are coming te
cht which have long slumbered in obscurity. Kor
istanee. It Is now remembered that some three or foul
ears ago the government advertised for proposals t?
utld an iron bridge across the Potomao, to take
te place of what was known as tho chain
ridge. Among thoso who figured in the Job
is alleged, was !?. R Dickson, then of thli
itv, now of lit. I.onis. Mr. Dickson bad had much
xperlence as a bridge builder, and went to Washington
a socuro tho contract. Congress had appropriated
il.oou.WO is s starter, and It wis given out that there
' ere other "millions In it." While In Washington Mr. 4
hckson became acquainted with Oencral Habcock,
hen and until lately the Presidents military necroary,
and through him secured the contract to build ths
irldge. It seems that Dickson, at flrd, had no proa
jeet of getiiug the contract, mid was about retiring
rom the field in disgust, when, it is alleged, ha wa?
[:ven to understand by General Hahcock that he could
lecure it. provided he would pay him
TWKN'TY PKR i gST or TIIC CONTRACT PUIC1,
>r $'JOO.OtX> ot tho $1,000,000 appropriated. This
f)lckwtn agreed to do, whereupon llahcock told btm to
)tit tn his bid and go home, promising that ihe connet
should be awarded to hnn. And II was, as the
>apors on file in the proper department will show.
N'otire ol tho award was sent to Mr. I>teksnn, and aoon
,hereafter a person representing General Habcock
ame to this city to "ported tho arrangement*."
Among tho papers signed bv Mr. Dickaon. in tho presMico
and at the soliciiallon of llabcock's agent, was
sne which assigned to Itabeoek twenty per cent of iho
tmniint which Ihrkson was to receive for building the
jr'dge. This and Iho other paper* were drawn up In
I no leg*) lorm ; and to tho l>ond, which Dlr.kaon waa
'squired to give for iho faithful performance of hit
lotitrarl, several prominent citizens attached their
lames. Their names could be given, but It is uot neces.
hiry. Suffice it to say that Dickson, through Impecunoslly.
(ailed to fulfil his coniract, whereat llabcoclc
vns greatly disappointed.
A POTKXT WRAfOW OS ngKIWI!.
When It became known lhal Dickson had failed to
;eep his engagements a representative of the governuenl
ranie to New Haven Hnd threatened to suo Mr.
hckson's bondsmen, hut on being shown a copy of
he paper wherein it was agreed that General habcock
bould receive twenty per cent of tho contract price,
iccompanied by an Intimation lhal the same might bo
nade public, tho representative departed. It might
ie worth while lor some one ot Iho House Investigating
ommittees to inquire into tills matter, as It Is underlood
that the papers In tho caso can be easily oballied.
Resides, there aro living witnessoa to lh?
ransaction. some of whom reside in New Haven.
OBITUARY.
"RTSTEB HAItniKT," 6IKTEB BUFEBIOB.
A telegram from Baltimore. Md., of tho 13th Inst.,
eports as follows:?Sister Harriet, Superior of lbs
'rotesmnt Episcopal Order of All Saints, tn chargs
r All Saints' Home and School, died yesterlay
morning nfter a short lltncgg. Sister Harriet wat
ho Mother Superior of Iho Order In the United Stalei
ind one of tho first threo Protestants that entered ths
Irtlor ivlir>n rir?t nrr;im/oil in Knirlnnrl in Ift.SA.
MII.ES WniTB, A QUAKER M IT. MOWNAIRE.
A despatch by (olograph Irom Baltimore, Md., rejorts:?Miles
White, a well-known citizen of Baltimore,
lied yesterday at tho ago of eighty-four years. He was
videly known as an active member of the Society of
friends. Ho was in excellent health till w-itliin ? few
lavs of his death. Ho loaves an estate valued at
12,500,000.
SUICIDE IN BBOOKLTK.
Mrs. Robert Pcarsall, fifty-eight years old, was found
>y her husband when bo returned to his homo laat
light at No. at Auburn place, hanging from tho knob
if a door on tho tourth floor of their residence. He
mmediately cut lior down, and callod In Dr. I.. R.
rtrth. but all efforts to restore her to consciousness
ailed. She had been suffering from a nervous affection
or some tune past and her despondency had taken I bo
orm of Insaulty. Coronor Siruma will hold an tu|Ucst
to-day.
HOTEL AIUIIVALS.
Congressmen Gilbert C. Walker, of Virginia; James
\. Garfield, of Ohio; William M. Sprmgor, of Illinois,
ind Thomas VI. Patterson, of Colorado, passed through
ihe city yesterday on their way Irom New Hampshire
lo Washington. Congressman John K. Tarbox and
General James S. Whitney, of Massachusetts, aro al
tho St.'Nicholas Hotel. Judge George F. Comstock, of
Syracuse, Is at tho Fifth Avenue Hotol. Lieutenant
Commander Krederlek Pearson, Dnitod States Navy, la
tl tho St. James Hotel. Hx-Congressman Isaac N.
trnold, of Chicago, has arrived at tho Grand Hotel.
Alexander Mitchell, Frestdent of the Chicago, MIIvaukee
and SL I'aul Railway Company, and Theophlloa
X Calllcot, of Albany, are at tho Hoffman House. Rev.
Dr. W. C. Cat tell, President of lAfayotto College, Is at
he St. Nicholas Hotel. Captain W. H. Thompson, of
.ho steamship Celtic, la at tho Fifth Avenue HoteL
MAILS FOR EUROPE.
The steamship 1'arthla will leave this port on
ircanOfNiay lor (jumraiiown nnu uiTorpwn.
The mails for Europe will closo at tljo Tost Offlo* at
laif-pont five o'clock A. H.
Tiik Nkw York IIkrapo?Edition for Europe?wtlltx
eady at Atoo'clock In ibo morning.
Single copies. In wrappers Tor mailing, six cent*
KKD, ANGRY, SLEEP DESTROYING KRUPTIONI
rlrkl to Ihr Action oUIi>:k.i'i Si't.ritUR Soar.
"Hn.i.'s Hair ari> Wmiskkr Dtk," Black or Brswo, SOc.
A. ?B EN NETT lilt LDINg"
FIRE I'HOOF.
[?OOATKD ON NASSAU, ANN AND FULTON RT&
HANDSOMELY AND WELL HKATKD OFFICES
TO LET ON VERY REASONABLE TKKMS.
SUITABLE FOR
jAWYP.RS. BANKERS AND INSURANCE OFFICES.
AI'I'LV ON THE PREMISES.
A BARE CHANCE FOR A MAN WITH A CAPITAL
if f l.'i.lXSJ to 9'J.'>,IKSX S*a advertisement In another col*
Iran.
AN ADMIRABLE IMPROVEMENT?THE NEW
In.a F.i.ahtic Trim*, sold only by ELASTIC TRUSS COMPANY.
SS3 Broadway: worn comfortably; nerer displaced;
oon parmanontly enrrt rupture
A.?EM 1NKNT PHY8ICTA NS~REUOMMEND WISr*R'?
Bauiar or Wind CiiKanr for throat and lung com>1*1
nta.
CANOPY PARASOL.
WILLIAM A. DROWJf A CO.,
$#8 and 500 Hroadway,
Iarlta ttia stlantlon of dealers to tbalf
latest noTally.
Manufactory, 246 Market it,
PlilMilpUk
CUKE T0DR HHK(TMATT8M AND NEURALGIA
>y taking Da. Cirirt'i Kiiauntrio Rananr. depot 21 John
K
na G w. BENSON'S CELERY AND CIIAMOMILB
tt.Ut are prepared expressly to clira sick haadaohr, nrrrom
.eadadre, dyspeptic headache, neuralgia. nervousness and
leeplesaneaa, and will cnre any case I'rlee Mir.. p..,tags
ree. >old by druggists. JOflN V. IIKNRY A CO., arenta.
Hew York. Olllct, 100 North Kntaw at., Hallitnore, Md.
PKRCIVALU ~~PANACEA?THE OR RAT TASTEea?
aalt ran>?dy for coughs, Inflammation and nleorailon ol
ha throat. Imtga. kldnays. nrethra and all corruptions la
ha blood; $1. 115 Naasan at. hoM by druggists.
REGULAR $.1 HAT, $1 00, 511.K HATS, |3 50,
rortli $10 ! * Now Chanibara at., up stair*.
MEW PVBIalCATIOM.
l870. TIIR NKW york iibru.o ALMANact*
financial. commercial and political
KEOIHTKK KoK l"7?.
Nnwraidy. In addilloii to Ita usual conlonta, comprising
Invalnaida table, and statistical retnma on flnanco, with
lolly .(notations ?( g<>l<l lor 1*71. "f gorarnment boodaof in*
rarloa* laancs, rates of eonaolr, railroad aharea and stock,
American necoriuea on tb? l.ontioa market. Bank of England
rate of dtseonnt. Citstoma rowans and other aalaotloaa
at apcelal and iranoral information preaenta. in italaano for
idTit atbor feature, of lntorc?t._
TUB HKIlAbU AI.* run 1*7*
It* election retnro* are the hill?**, moat perfect. Ami only
reliable d*i* tor the coining I'rixldenilaleleetlon. CorreeteJ
tr ir? lit the Dollymount International Kilo Match, with
iiagram*, Ac., pn? aia .Ignel. of the New York Vac lit Club,
roniplete ren.n* return, (lateati of lint State by counties
ill Ini of Senator* and Member* of ilia forty-fourth Centre.*,
atandlng end aalect eomniittee* of both haunt, with
mat office addreaee*. Ac.; tmeriean Mlmaiar. and Con.nl*
tbroad . foreign location. in the United State., table ?b.>??ng
the ratea of poataga to foreign countriea, aleo the time
(f rlaatng the maila at Near York l*o?t office. All the apeciah
,iea oi the Alinanan. Mertnera'Uiiide. Mlaalng Heir*. Ac.,
ire continued tor the tiaat rear It* chronological and other
able., government department*. army and nary return*,
ire officially corrected It* "MI*<-etlaneona" content* ia a
no*t velnable compendium ef Item* of general and apeetal
n.ormen a. tbb ngKAltD aCMABAU.
ffiee, aente I MtllM \* aiUMf M *f ?M 0t*t*Ljm

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