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Stands for the Interests of
Southern California.
VOL. XXXV.—NO. 43.
Troojfo and Indians Come in
A Sharp Battle Reported in
Skirmish/tog 1 Said to Be in Progress
Atl Along the Line.
Dakota Settlers in Extreme Danger—The
War Praotically Over at Pins
Ridge Agency.
Associated Press Dispatches.
CmcAOO, Nov. 26.—A special to the
Inter-Ocean from Missoula, Mont.,aays:
A fierce ; .is said to be in progress
between the military and Indiana near
Fort Keogli. The department has or
dered three companies of the Fort Mis
soula troops to the scene of the trouble.
Advices from various points say that
lively skirmishing is in progress all
atone the line.
Reliable Srotit* Say an Outbreak is Sure
to Occur.
Chicago, Nov. 26. —General Miles to
night received a telegram from Governor
Melletto,of South Dakota, conveying the
intelligence brought in by Scotty Phil
lips, a who was a scout In
1870-70. Th£ governor vouches for his
good character and judgment. Phillips
expresses the opinion that there will bo
an uprising soon. A few days ago twelve
bucks, well armed, stopped at a house on
the way from Rosebud to the camp at
South Paaa creek. They were very surly
and made threats. A ranchman, named
Waldron, also reported to Governor Mel
lette that Indiana killed quite a number
of his cattle recently. Phillipaaaya every
body who haa been among the Indians
any length of time.expecta an uprising
soon. Short Bull's headquartera are at
I'ass Creek, where the dance is going on.
Phillips and Waldron think it ia the
point fixed upon for concentration.
Fifteen hundred armed warriors are
there, and they Bay they won't give up
Short Bull under any circumstances.
Short Bull ia teaching them that they
will be made invulnerable against the
white men's bullets. The governor
promises further information, arid re
news hia application for guns and am
munition. .
MiNNKAi'oiw, Nov. 26. —A Tribune
special from Pierre, S. D., says the state
ment made by cattlemen Phillips and
Waldron,the substance of which was tele
graphed to General Milea by Governor
Mellette, tonight, created much excite
ment there. Phillips and Waldron are
known to be intimately acquainted with
all the prominent Indians and their
ways, having married into the tribe
and great reliance is placed on their
assertion that trouble is coming.
There is a report that army officers have
been ordered to capture Short Bull and
some other leaders. Phillips and Wald
ron are aure such an attempt will pre
cipitate bloodshed. In case of an out
break, grave apprehensions are felt for
the settlers in the counties to the
north, aa roving banda of Indiana can
scatter up there and destroy everything
long before the troops can catch them.
Ihe Trouble Thought to Be Over at
That Agency.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 27. —At 1 o'clock
this (Thursday) morning, a special from
Fine Ridge gives information that would
indicate that the war is practically over.
At least Little Wound, the last of the
recalcitrant leaders, accompanied by his
chief lieutenants, Yellow Hair, Yellow
Bear and Broken Arm, have come into
the agency aud have signified their in
tention of holding a conference with tho
agent in the morning. Lieutenant Tay
lor's band of scouts is en route to Fort
Robinson for equipment.
An order was issued yesterday morn
ing postponing the beef issue until today,
and ordering all strangers, except news
paper correspondents, off the reserva
tion. About six thousand Indians are
swarming iv and about the agency. One
hundred more Indian scouts have been
sworn in.
Washington, Nov. 26.—Special Agent
Cooper at Pine Ridge agency tele
graphed Acting Indian Commissioner
Belt, today, that the situation was un
changed, and that he does not antici
pate bloodshed.
Religions Dances Aboat to Be Started In
Tucson. Ariz.. Nov. 26.—Authentic
rumors nave reached this city that the
Indians on White Mountain reservation
are growing very restless, and the offi
cers of the reservation are apprehensive
that the medicine men are endeavoring
to work up excitement by starting re
ligious dances. Recently Lieutenant
Johnson arrested four of the most tur
bulent ones. The informaut believes
that emissaries from the Sioux are en
deavoring to promote trouble. United
States Paymaster Major A. 8. Tower,
just returned from a partial trip of the
territory, reports that there is no espe
cial excitement so far as he has noticed.
The Sixth Cavalry.
Las Vegas, N. M., Nov. 26.—The
Sixth cavalry is preparing to leave for
South Dakota, to join the troops there.
Points on the Market In New York and
New YorUj Nov. 26. —California honey
is reported in good demand at
cents. California Lima beans are irreg
ular, with $2.90 per bushel the ruling
price. Over 5000 cases of California
loose raisins, in cartons, have been taken
by New England jobbers, so< far this
season. The sale of raisins in sacks and
cartons is reported affecting boxed
goods. The Crown loose Muscatels, and
other popular brands, nave been selling
at $1.95 per box. Other brands have sold
even relatively lower. First-claBS table
fruits are very little affected by the prices
of loose raisins, however.
Chicago, Nov. 26. —Porter Bros. & Co.
sold at auction today two carloads of
California fruit. Full crates Tokay
grapes, at $3.70; full crates Muscats,
$2. [email protected]; full crates Verdelle, $2.80
@$3.30. The fruit was twenty-one days
in transit, in Goodell refrigerators.
Eight Thousand Laborers for the
Tehnantepco Kallroad.
San Francisco, Nov. 26. — Lyman
Mowry, an attorney, whose principal
clientage is among the Chinese, arrived
today from China, on the steamer Gaelic.
He went to China in the interests of the
Tehuantepec Railroad company, and at
Canton contracted for 8000 men to work
on the railroad. They will be shipped
direct to the field of labor aa they are
required. Already 500 have reached Sa
linas _de,l Santa Cruz, on the Gulf of
and are engaged on 290
ni ilea of road running from that point to
OofUzocalos, On the Gulf of Mexico.
, Covering l/p Frand.
Guthrie, Oklahoma, Nov. 20.—The
sheriff ia'nowin charge of the Commer
cial Bank of •England, taking an inven
tory of trie assets. The creditors are
trying to break the assignment, claiming
it was bfagna and made for the purpose
of covering up fraud which waa un
doubtedly-perpetrated. According to
the sheriff, the cash in the vaults will
not exceed $5000.
Defaulted on Interest.
New York, Nov. 2(l.—The Oregon
Improvement company today issued an
official statement that it would default
on the interest of the first mortgage,
due December lat, and be unable to
comply with the sinking fund provision.
The floating debt amounta to $2,000,000
on demand, with loana in new consol
idated bonds in security.
Sugar Trust Affairs.
New York, Nov. 26.—Judge Cullen,
in t}ie supreme court at Brooklyn,
gra'Afed"'a stay of proceedinga to the
sugar trust, .which prevents the 1 receiv
ers and all.tlie court officers from tak
ing oharge of the affaire of the trust.
Rolling Kill Men Strike.
OAKi,AND/,t?al., Nov. 26.—About 250
employ.eesiot'Judson company's rolling
mills struclCit'oday, on account, of the re
moval ora union man named Drttke, by
Superintendent Beauregard.
. J i
Tho Preliminary Work Well Advanced.
; De Young Wants to Insure the Erec
tion of None But Good Buildings;.
Chicago, Nov. 26.—The worhP.B fair
national couimisßion, this evening, ad
journed until next April, leaving all in
shape for a communication to be sent to
the preaideut, notifying him of the ac
ceptance of a site and plans and apeciri
catioiis for buildings for the world's
Columbian exposition, according to the
act of congress. Only one thing now
remains befoffe President Harrison
ißaues a proclamation to the world,
fixing the date for tbe opening and
closing of the exposition—a formal noti
fication from the local directory that the
world's fair corporation has at hand
funds to the amount of $10,000,000. This
notification ia expected to be promptly
The commission had an acrimonious
debate, this morning, over the report of
the committee on buildings aud grounds,
Commissioner De Young pointing out
that the plans for the buildings were
merely in verbal outline, without work
ing plans, and he declared that a loop
hole was left through which the local
directory might come up with a lot of
mere shells. He moved that the build
ings be made of glass, steel and iron,
and fire proof.
After a lengthy discussion his sug
gestion was adopted, and the report of
the committee was then adopted.
Sunday closing was postponed until
the directors prepare the rules for the
government of the fair.
The lady managers also adjourned af
ter they received a communication from
the executive committee of the commis
sion, informing the board that it might
adopt such measures and agencies to
carry out its work as it decided fit, sub
ject to the approval of the commission.
Chairman Waller of the foreign affairs
committee, today telegraphed Mr. Blame
regarding the incident of day before
yesterday, assuring him that neither
the committee nor the commission con
sidered the department's movement in
any sense a political one. "Some peo
ple," he said, "can discover politics in
the Lord's prayer, but they are fortu
nately neither numerous nor influen
Governor Waller added that the re
port of the committee had been unani
mously adopted.
Secretary Blame telegraphed thanks
in return.
The Boy's Father Feels He Is no Nearer
His Child Than Ever.
New Yobk, Nov. 26.—Inspector Byrnes
said today, when questioned about the
alleged finding of Charley Ross, that
there appeared to be something in the
story. One of his men is now in Boston
trying to unravel the mystery, it being
alleged that the boy is now doing time
in one of the prisons there.
Boston, Nov. 26.—Charles McChristy,
who is believed by some peoph) to be
the missing Charley Ross, and
who has been in the Chailes
street jail since November Bth,
awaiting trial on charges of larceny, was
released this afternoon in $1800 bail, two
well-known newspaper men becoming
his bondsmen. His whereabouts is not
made public.
New Yobk, Nov. 26.—Under a Boston
date, the World prints four columns
about the boy believed to be Charley
Ross. The conclusion is stated that
after an extended interview Mr. Ro<>B
failed to identify him, and tonight still
feels he is no nearer his child than ever.
The Mint Canon Murderer.
Sacbamento, Nov. 26. —In Mint cafion,
Los Angeles county, on the morning of
the 14th inst., Mrs; Farmer was brutally
murdered by an unknown Indian. Gov
ernoi Waterman today offered a reward
of $300 for the arrest and conviction of
tbe murderer.
The Irish Leader Will Not
His Retirement 3lost Urgently"
Many Members of the Irish Party
Now Bequest It.
Pressure Brought to Bear Upon Him. from
All Sides—lreland's Cause iv" : '
Associated Press Dispatches.
London, Nov. 26.—Today's events
have not relieved the tension mi the
Parnellite camp, but rather accentuated
the complicatioua of the situation. '1 he
conferencea held today prove that a
great divergence of opinion but
ahow that unless a Vote of no confidence
ia passed by hia followera, Parnelf will
not abdicate. The. meeting this if ter
noon adjourned after three hoiij-s of
speeeh-making,-:iji_ order lo obtain the
viewa of the absdnt juejfifbers of the
party. :■***.
When the party reassembles Monday,
it is probable Parnell will again be urged
to retire by one section of his support
ers, but if a vote ia taken, it ia expected
a large majority will be on hia side.
The Welsh members of the party to
day resolved that the retention of Par
nell would cause the postponement of
home rule beyond the span of Glad
stone's public life, and they are more
than ever determined to rally to the
support of Gladstone.
Gladstone had frequent conferences
with his colleagues this forenoon, f
Gladstone and Morley held a confer- j
ence this afternoon to consider thefcitu
Truth, Henry Labouchere'a piper,
abandons Parnell.
It is a foregone conclusion thaf the
lobby meetings must result in Parrrell'a
resignation. I ■ .'' < w >
Many Nationalist foiernbera of parlia
ment are greatly annoyed at Parnell's
ungracious treatment of Gladstone.
A rumor ia current tonight that Par
nell intends to isaue a manifesto to the
Irish people, explaining and justifying
his position.
Reaction Sets In.
Thirty-eight Parnellites last night
signed a request asking Parnell to
convene a meeting of the Nationaiist
members of the house today. Parnell
declined,despite the fact that the rules of
the party prpvide that a meeting shall he
called when twenty members sign a re
quest. Several Parnellites complain
that they were not informed of all the
facts in connection with Gladstone's at
titude towards Parnell, as set forth iv
his letter to Morley, when they voted
yesterday to retain Parnell in the lead
A stormy scene occurred at the meet
ing "of the Parnellites last evening,
after the letter from Gladstone
to Mr. Morley had been made public.
The action of McCarthy in not making
known the contents of Gladstone's letter
in the morning at the meeting, as re
quested, was serioualy criticized. The
majority of the Nationalists present last
night, said they believed previous to the
meeting in the morning, that Parnell,
after re-election, would not take an
active part in politics for a few months.
They now believed if Gladstone's letter
had been read at the morning meeting,
the motion to reinstate Parnell in the
leadership, would have been different.
Yesterday's Meetings.
Although last night Parnell refused to
call a meeting of the Irish members of
the commons, a meeting was held to
day. Parnell was present and presided.
Silence was observed as he entered the
room. After calling the meeting to or
der, Parnell explained that he had re
considered his determination and called
the meeting. The meeting lasted half
an hour. There was a great divergence
of opinion manifested throughout the
discussion. No definite action was
agreed upon, and the meeting adjourned
until this evening.
It was learned after the adjournment
of the meeting that a strong feeling in
favor of Parnell's resignation of the
leadership was manifested, but the mi
nority vehemently opposed it.
Parnell's speech at the opening of the
meeting gave no idea that he intended
to alter his decision to retain the lead
ership. Nolan was the only member
present who favored Parnell's retention
in office.
McCarthy, whose frequent allusions to
Parnell's great sacrifices for the Irish
cause were applauded, said he hoped
after due consideration Pamell would
see his way to retire for the present.
Sexton said he regretted that Mr.
Gladstone'B views regarding the ieao->r
ship had been withheld yesterday. He
sympathetically appealed to Parnell to
reconsider his position. The question
had assumed a new phase since the pub
lication of Gladstone's letter. Per/jonat
considerations must be sacrificed for the
Parnell maintained an attitude of re
serve throughout the meeting.
It was hoped that a cable from the
delegates in America would reach Lon
don before the meeting adjourned, but
none was received. The decision to re
assemble at 5 o'clock was caused by the
hope that a dispatch would arrive in the
The Nationalists met again at 5
o'clock, but adjourned until Monday
without action.
In the Commons.
When Gladstone entered the com
mons, he was loudly cheered by bis Lib
eral colleagues. Parnell was present
and occupied his usual seat.
Leave was granted Gladstone to intro
duce a bill removing the disability pre
venting Catholics from becoming lord
chancellor of England or lord lieutenant
of Ireland.
Urged to Retire.
At the Nationalist meeting this after
noon, Barry, Sheehy, Lane and Cum
mins urged that Parnell retire. Mc-
Carthy, Sexton and John O'Connor
spoke in favor of his retaining the lead
ership. All the speakers dilated elo
quently upon Parnell's paat services.
The Situation Altered.
Dublin, Nov. 26. —United Ireland
says the decision of Gladstone and the
other faithful friends of home rule, al
ters tho situation. Fidelity to Ireland
overrides fidelity to Parnell. The defec
tion of the Liberals would indefinitely
postpone the triumph of the home rule
They Will Meet to Interchange Views on
Parnell's Case.
New Yobs:, Nov. 20.— T. P. Gill, one
of the Irish delegates, aaid, thia even
ing, that today'a London meeting waa
postponed without action to allow the
delegatea here the opportunity of con
sulting together. They will probably
meet Friday at Cincinnati and inter
change views. Gill warna the friends of
the Irish cause to beware of hasty con
clusions. He declares flat disbelief in
the alleged anger of the Irish
members at Parnell's alleged refusal
to summon a second meeting, and
is equally incredulous as to the state
ment credited to an Irish member that
the party would follow Parnell even if
home rule was delayed fifteen years.
"A grave criais is undoubtedly caused
by Gladstone's letter," said Gill, "but
the Irish membei'B may be relied on to act
with patriotism. Parnell and the Irish
party will decide the question presented
them by Gladstone's letter apart from
any personal consideration whatever,
and wholly on considerations for the
best interest of the case, which ia the
moat aacred concern of their livea."
As to the probable decision of the
party, (iill would give no opinion. He
added that when Parnell's mouth was
unsealed, the judgment which had been
formed would be presented in a different
light. Gill feels confident that the next
few daya will allow the parties to con
sider the situation coolly, and enable a
cordial nnderatanding between the
Engliahiand Irish home rulers, in a man
ner gratifying to the grand old man, and
honorable to the Irish people and
O'Brien, who is in Cincinnati, sent a
cablegram to the other side thia after
noon, earnestly recommending that the
party open communications
with Gladstone.
Marco Hellman Organizing a Strong Team
for Lo* Angeles—Salvator and Racine
to Raoe at Bay District Track.
San Francisco, Nov. 26. —The Califor
nia Baseball league held a special meet
ing tonight, and decided that San Fran
cisco and Sacramento were tied for the
championship. It was decided to play
off the tie in a series of three games, to
be played in Stockton next Friday and
Saturday. One game will be played
Friday, and two on Saturday.
The new San Jose club, which will be
part of next year's six-club league, is
being successfully organized. Henry
Harris, of this city, who is to manage
the team, expects to have ail the men
signed by the fust of the new year. He
has already signed three eastern play
Marco Hellman, of Los Angeles, is in
the city. He will organize one of the
strongest clubs ever Been in this state to
represent Los Angeles in next year's
Lewis and Acton.
Joe Acton, replying to Lewie' chal
lenge for another wrestling match, Bays
he will wrestle Lewis (strangle-hold
barred), providing tiie latter comes to
180 pounds, catch-as-catch-can. Lewis
says lie will bar no hold, and Acton be
ing one of the best wrestlers in the
world, should meet him on even terms.
A Salvator-Kacine Match.
A proposed match between the Falo
Alto stables, Racine (1:39> 2 ), and
Haggin's Salvator (1:35, l 2), is being
talked of. On the race track yesterday
it was stated that the proposed match
was as good as made, for a bet of $2500
to $3000 a side, and the Hay District as
sociation would add as much more for
the race.
Blood Horse Entries.
Following are the weights and entries
for tomorrow's Blood Horse association
First race, 1W miles—Raindrop, 108;
Marigold, 110; Take Notice. 115; Imita
tion, 100.
Second race, one mile—Duke of Mil
pitas, 110; Lodoivig, 110; Cheerful, 107;
Sinfax, 115; Acclaim, 107; Tearless, 107;
Conrad, 115.
Third race, % mile—Applause, 109;
Forester, 95; Kilgariff, 106; Wild Oats,
99; Leland, 104; Jackson, 109; Installa
tion. 97 ; King Hooker, 107.
Fourth race, % mile heats —Rico, 105;
Kildare, 110; Ida Olenn, 110; Vinco,
110; Gambo, 105; Revolver, 110.
A Glare Contest Stopped.
Salbm, Ore., Nov. 26.—A glove con
tec*;, in a tent near here tonight, be
tween Jack Murphy and Jack Flaherty,
featherweights, was stopped in the third
round, and the principals arrested.
A Long-Wlnded Fight.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 26.—A fight at
South Omaha last night, between Mike
Mooney and Harry Allen, both of St.
Louis, was a long drawn out tame affair.
At the end of the forty-fourth round
Allen refused to continue, claiming that
his left arm was broken. The fight was
thereupon given to Mooney.
Mrs. Caroline Atnerton Mason, wuo
died in the insane asylum of Worcester,
Mass., a short time ago, was the author
of the once popular song "Do They Miss
Me at Home?" The composition gave her
fame bnt no money. It was written im
mediately after her marriage—when, as
she wrote to a friend, "her heart was
aching for home." At the time of her
death she was 67.
Mme. Jeanne de Frinberg has just
been made a chevalier of the Legion of
Honor. The lady is a Parisian by birth,
and as the mistress of the French Nor
mal college has won the honors that
have been conferred upon her.
A Cold-Blooded Murder in'
.The Victim, fo r H < s
i Money.
A Los Augeles County Youfh Arrested
for the Crime.
He Boasted That He Had Killed 3 Man.
Strong Circumstantial Evidence
Against Him.
Associated Press Dispatches.
San Fkancisco, Nov. 26.—The Chron
icle's special from Wells, Nev., says:
The body of Frank Lancaater was found
near the stage road, five miles from
Wells, thia morning, with a wound in
his head, and hia throat cut. Lancaster
came here yesterday from Ogden,
where he haa been employed aB
a cook, and fell in with Ben Morris,
who borrowed a team and took him
driving. Lancaster was afterwards seen
drunk at Clover Valley. Morris brought
the team back and displayed conaider
able money. He alao boasted to a
tramp that he had killed |
a man, and the harness, wagon and
robes which he returned, were covered j
with blood. Morris took the west
bound passenger train this morning, but
was captured at Winnemucca. Morris
is a young man who came here last spring
from Ogden and has been working on a
ranch iv ('lover valley. His relatives
live in Alcsta, Loa Angeles county, Cal.
An Indian Killed by a Rancher in a
Duel with Guns.
Seattle, Nov. 26.—A special to the
Post-Intelligencer from Snohomish,
Washington, says: A pitched battle
with fatal results took place this morn
ing between a rancher named Jerry
Gould and an Indian known aa Beaver,
at the Forks, six miles east
of Snohomish. The Indian claimed that
Gould assaulted hia squaw, and after
a hot argument Beaver threatened to
shoot Gould if the latter did not put up
$100. Gould refused, and Beaver opened
fire on him with a musket. Gould ran
into hia house and returned with
a rifle, and shooting began in
earnest. Gould's sixth shot struck
the Indian undet the leftarm, killing him
instantly. The other Indians swear
vengeance on Gould, who at once fled
from the scene and haa not been seen
f°n4 Guilty^
A SOLEMN silence prevailed in the Court room as the
Jury took their places and the Judge instructed the
Clerk to ask the customary questions:
"Gentlemen," said the Clerk, "have you agreed upon
your verdict?"
Foreman of Jury—"We have."
The Clerk—"Do you find the defendant guilty or not
Foreman of the Jury—"We find the defendant guilty of
selling Clothing at Prices Lower Than Were Ever
Before Charged for articles of similar quality."
Clerk —"Are you all agreed upon that verdict?"
The Foreman—"We are."
The spectators were visibly affected as His Honor pro
ceeded to inflict the full penalty of the law.
"Prisoner," said the grave and dignified Judge, turning
to the accused (the proprietor of THE LONDON CLOTH
ING CO.), "you have heard the verdict of the Jury. The
sentence of the Court is that you still continue to offer for
sale your Clothing, and the Court hopes it may be pardoned
for remarking that the public is indebted to you for the
opportunities you furnish to those who are looking for
their moneys worth. -,
Buys the Daily Hbrald and
since. Ward reached the police here
late thiß afternoon, and they are looking
for who escaped uninjured in the.
] Mrs. Senator Stanford Eipohses the
Catholic Religion.
j Chicago, Nov. 26. —A special from
Washington says the report is current
I there that the wife of Senator Stanford,
|ol California, will becoiee a convert
to the rjjfltriiiel of the Catholio chnrch,
and will sfifVtly leave the Methodist
church, of whilfli she has long been an
earnest member, and enter the Church
of Rome. The conversion of Mre. Stan
ford, the Critic says, was brought about
by Mrs. Helen McCarthy, her private
Wade Hampton Accidentally Wvanded
by Hie Son.
' Columbia, S. C, Nov. 26.—A telegram
received here tonight states that
Senator Wade Hampton, while
out hunting in Washington county,
in Mississippi, was accidentally
shot by his son, Duffie Hampton. The
shots struck him in the head, inflicting
a painful wound, but not serious injury.
Across the Continent in a Canoe.
Astobia, Ore., Nov. 26.—Elbert Raph
lege, a correspondent of the Mail and
Express, of New York, arrived here to
night, having made the journey from
the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean in a
canoe, with the a few short
portages, around rapids. "He- left : New-
York, April 10th, last, and travelled
about 6200 miles by water.
The German Budget.
Berlin, Nov. 26.—The German budget
the coming fiscal year makes the reve
nue and expenditures balance at 1,130,
--645,888 marks. The expenditures are
divided; Permanent expenditures, 941,
--135,068 marks; non-recurring ordinary,
90,720,452; non-reconcurring extraordi
nary, 98,790,369. For the army, 25,754,
--707 marks more are required than in
1890, the greater portion being needed
for the execution of the military law re
garding the increase of the effective
strength. For the navy three iron-clad
cruisers, one dispatch boat and eight
torpedo boats are to be constructed in
A Liquor Riot.
Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 26.—Pas
sengers by the midnight train say there
was a riot at Farmington, Marion county,
tonight. Two men, Mat Calvert and
Frank Johnson.were killed, and a dozen
others wounded. Nearly two hundred
men were engaged in the riot. Liquor
was the cause.
Porter's Latest Report.
"Washington, Nov. 26.—According to
the corrected count, given out tonight
by Superintendent Porter, the popula
tion of the United States is fixed at

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