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COLUMBIA
DEMOCRAT,
AND BLOOMSJBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER.
IBEVl L. TATE, EDITOR.
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Ot tha limmi and rfaumrra.
Whothroni the public matt ,
Hut if not, we'll act the teachur.
Until each mtJJI rliiro,
tl were U'.il't iu tbr lutnre
T' Dilinlhnor.il toiicciua.
Jfntcrcsting Skdcl),
(Jiiango in the llousuboJd.
"Thcro'n no ue trying any longer to
suit Iao Psrsou'a" muttortd that iudi
viduil' better half, as sbo fat iu a corner
of the farm kit'ehon, rapidly divesting a
o'uickcu of its feathers. 'Tvo worked
and slaved myself to death for him and
h .i'u , und all tbo ihanl.s I've bad for thv
lau fifteen jcara has been growlin' and
fault-finding, un'il now I'm just deter
mined to Hand out and have my own
way, or let things have their own course,
and hu'll u'ud, after al'Mrlirga Talbot has
got come rpirit in her that eau't be crush
ed out rsith all bis abutu' and aggrava
tion. 4 Tu think h should liavo tbo heart to
rel'uu mo a new carpet after be had aueh
good luck with his wheat crop, and I just
slaved uivself tbroucb barrettins: and eol
along with on girl.''
'The more tho man getf, tbo stingioi
he grow, and thcro isn't a woman among
my acquaintances that would stand suoh
treatment, and I won't. I'll put my foot
down from this momcut," setting down
moat cmpbatica'ly that solid member of
her comely person on tbo kitoben floor.
''If Isaao Parsons won't come to terms,
I II quit him that's all."
Mrs. Melissa Parsons had been a re
markably prstty girl in ber youth, and
thirty-eevon jears made her a fair and
comely woman.
Her husband wsga somewhat phlrgmatio
man stubborn opinioned, and as his early
lifo and nooial atmosphere bad not enlarg
ed or softened his oharacter, tbo hardest
and most disagreeable part of it expanded
ivitb bis years. Ho loved money, and as
ho aotbelio part of his naturo had novor
been cultivated, he regarded it as waste
fulness and extravagance to indulge in
muoh graoo or beauty of surroundings.
Still, tbcro wub another side to this
man. His atieciions were deep and ton
der, and a jndicious woman could have
reached and influenced iiim to almost any
degreo through those. But Mrs. Parsons
never understood ber husband. She was
an impulsive, high spirited and really
warm hearted woman, with a good ebaro
of petty social ambition, and iho and ber
husband were constantly jarring each
other.
Yet all theso years the barns and store
houses, tbc lands and gold of Isaao Par-
gong bad increased, and God sent children
two boye and a girl to soften tbo hearts
of the father and mother, and bo to them
angels of a new oovenant of peaco and
tenderness. But alas 1 alas 1 tbo sweet
faoes, and tho ministrations of ohildbood,
had novcr aooompllshed tbeir mission,and
with boarts and tempcrj frotted and toured
and worn, Mr. and Mrs. Parsons oonntcd
the years growing over them, and both
felt that tbeir marriage bad bcn a m'utako
' ' with blind eyei that
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA
would not seo, and hard hearts that wo'd
not understand, each blamed tho other,
and mutual rcorimination only produced
fresh bitterness.
At last a crisis camo. Mrs. Parsons
bad set her heart that autumn upon a now
parlor carpet , wbioh was in no wiso un
reasonable, and in which her husband
ought to have indulged hor, but tho man
ner of tho request, wbioh was in reality
a command, at onoo roused tho inherent
stubbornness of the man, and be flatly re
fused her. Then followed panionato
words and angry retorts, till husband and
wife separated with mutual bitterness and'
rage. .
But now a's Mrs. Parsons took up hor
denuded cbioksn and plunged it into a
pan of hot wator, her oyoa glanood on a
weekly paper which lny on tbo table, and
they settled on thia passage, which com
pleted a khort sketch ''Who, when ho
was reviled, revilod not again, but com
mitted his eauso to Him who judaeth
righteously."
And thoso words stole, in a uill.sorone,
robuking voice, through the stormy soul of
Mm. Parsons. She had read them innu
merable times before, and they had (or her
no pcoial message of meaning ; but now
God had sent his angel to drop them in
bur heart, and in a moment something of
the real sin and wrong of ber life roso up
and confronted her.
Sho sat down iu a low chair by the
kitoben table, and rested ber forehead on
hor band. The hard, fretlul, angry look
nent out fr ru hcrfsco,and was succccdsd
by a soft, thoughtful expression, and tho
sunshine hung in yearning,goldeu beauty
1 about lirr.
And then tbo woman's memory went
back to her first acquaintance with Isaac
Parson. he bad ohosen her from a scoro
of others who envied bt r that good fortune,
and bow those early days of tho oourt
sliip came over tho softened heart of the
woman, as the Grst dajs of spring came
up from tho South, and so softly over tho
bare, despairing earth. Then sbo saw
lurself onco more a shy, tremulous, joy
ous brid at the altar,leauing on tho strong
arm uud tender heart, to whom site gave
hcraclf gladly aud trustingly as a woman
ebould.
And the remembered that morning aud
a little later, when her proud and happy
young husband brought her to the house
wbioh had been bis father's, and how for
a while the thoughts of her being the mis
tress of tbo great old farm homo, fairly
frightened the wits out of her.
She meant to mako it a sweet and hap
py home fur I-aao Parson?. She remem
bered, s though it bad all happened yes
terday, the little plans and contrivances
she had made lor his surprieo and their
mutual comfort.
But tbo quarrel oame. How well sho
remembered it, and how oloarly sho saw
now the foolish and sinful part sho had
borno in that I If she had controlled her
tompcr then if she had bcon only gontlo
and patient, forbearing and forgiving, iu
stead of being proud and passionate, tret
ful and stubborn 1 Hero tho wife and tho
mother broke down ; sho buried ber faoe
in ber apron and cried like a ebild,
Mrs, Parsons was an encrgetiu, detar
mined woman, and wnen sbo bad odoc
m ado up her mind upon any oourso of ao
tion, iho would not sbrak back from it.
What went on in luo softened woman s
heart that morning, as she sat with her
apron at her eyes, and the sobs rooking
her to and fro in her low chair, and tho
sweet restless tunshino alKabout her what
went on the softened woman's heart only
God and His angsls know.
'Aro yoa tired, Isaao I"
Tho farmer was wiping bis faoe and
hands on tbo brown orasb towel whioh
hung near tha window. lis was a tall
stalwart, museular'man, sun-browned ind
weather-beaten, jet ho had keen, kindly
eyes, and the bard features bad an hon
est, intelligent expression, Mrs. Parsons
was cutting a loaf of ryo broad at tho
kitchen tablo. Her husband turned and
looked at her a moment as though he half
doubted whother ho bad heard aright.
Bis wife's face was bent over tho bread, so
be could not see it : but tho words came
a eeoond time :
"Arc you tired, Isaao I"
It wag a long timo tinco Mr. Parsons
had heard that soft, quiok voioc. It stole
over bis heart liko a wind from tho land
of his youth.
"Wellies, I do feel a kind of tuckered
out. It's bard work to get in all that
corn with only one hand besidos Roger.
'I rcokon so ; and I thought I'd broi
the cbieken lor tea, and bate the ewee
polttsea, an yoo'd relish tbetn belt so."
COUNTY, PENN'A,,
Mr. Parsons did not toy ono word ', ho
eat down and took tbo weekly paper out
of his'poekct,but his thoughts woro to busy
to let him read ono word. He knew vory
well his wife's aversion to broiled obiek
ens, and as tbo kitohon was her unditputcd
territory, ho was obligod to submit and
have tho ohickens clewed, potatoes served
up in sauoe, notwithstanding sbo was per
fectly awaro that he preferred the former
broiled, and thu latter baked ; and this
unusual defercnos to his taste fairly struok
tho farmer dumb with astonishment, and
ho sat Btill and watched his wifd as sbo
hurried from tbo pantry to tbo tablo, in
her preparations for lea; then there eamc
aoross him tbo memory of totno of the
harsh, angry words bo bad spoken during
tlicir quarrel that morning, and tha words
smote tho man's heart.
And whilst Mrs Parsons was in tbo
midst of taking up tho dainty broiled
ohiokciiB, two boys aud a girl burst into
tho kitchen.
"Hush, bush, children," wound in
among tho olMreperout mirth liko a silver
chime, the soft voice of tbo mother :
"Fatber'e buy reading tho papor, and
you'll disturb him."
The children wcro silenced at once, not
in fear of tho reproof, but in wonder at it,
for tho wife as seldom consalted his wishes
in tho small, everyday matters which
mako tho happiness of irriation of our
vop, as he did hcr's.
In a few moments tbo hungry family
gathered round the tablo. There was lit
tle t-pokon at the meal, but a softer, tenderer
atmobpherc seemed to prcvade tho room.
The obildrcn felt, though thoy did not
peak of it.
"Are you going out this creuiug,Isaacl"
"Well, yes1, I thovght Id step round to
tho town mcetiu'. Want anything at tho
tore ! ' continued Mr. Parsons as be tried
to button his collar brforo the small, old
fashioned lookiug-glass, whoso mahogany
framo was mounted with boughs of ever
green, around which o rlctberiies 1 ung
their oharu.s of rubies.
But the man's large fingers were clumsy,
and after several iuefectual attempts to
ccomplish his purpose, Mr. Parsons drop
ped bis hands with an negry grunt, that
tbo thing would not work."
'Let inc try, father," Mrs Parson step
ped quickly to ber husband's side, aud in
moment her bund bad managed the re
fractory button.
Then she smoothed down a lock or two
of black hair, which had strayed over the
unburncd forehuad,nad tho touch of thoso
oft Gngers lelt very pleasant ab.ut tho
farmer's brow, aod woko up in bis heart
old sweet memories of timos when bo used
to foel them fluttering like a dream thro'
bis hair.
He lookod on bis wife with a softness
in bis face, and a softness in his keen eyo
whioh be little suspcoted. And tbo soft
ness and smiles stirred a fountain warm
and tender in Mrs. Parsons' heart which
had not for years yielded onu drop of its
sweet waters. Sbo reached np her lips
impulsive and kissed her cheek. Any one
who had witnessed that little scene would
scarcely have suspected that the married
ife ol Isaao Parsons and his wife counted
thrcoquaitors of a score of years.
"Tho woman's comely faoo was full ol
shv blutbes as a girl's of sixteen, and
Isaao Parsons seized his hat and plunged
out ol tho bouso without speaking ono
word ; but with a mixturo of amazement
and something deeper on bis faoo not sag
ily deceribod.
But at last bo cleared his throat, and
muttered to hitnsolf, "Melissa shan't re
pent that not I ssy sho t'han't!" and
when Isaac Parsons said a thing, every
body know bo meant it.
Tbc sunset of another autumn day was
rolling its vestures of pttrple and gold
about the tnuuntaius when the wagon of
Isaao Parsons rolled into tbo farm yard.
He bad boon absent all day in tha city,
and tho supper bad been awaiting him
nearly an hour, and tbo children had grown
hungry and impatient.
"Oh, lather, what havo you got thorel"
they all olamorcd, and as ho camo into
the bouso tugging along an immense bun
dle tied with oords,
"It is something for your mothcr(ohild
ron," was the unsatisfactory answer.
At this moment Mrs Parsons entered
tho kitchen, Her husband snapped tho
cords, and a breadth of ingrain carpeting
rollod upon tho floor, through whoso dark
greon ground work trailed a rtissot and
golden leaves a most tasteful and grsoe-
ful pattern.
Isaac Parsons turned to his amazed wife
l,Tber, Mcliisa, Ibere'i the parlor ear
SATURDAY, JUNE
pet yoa askod mo for yeitorday morning,
I reckon thcro ain't many that will beat
it in West Farm's."
A quick change went over Mrs. Par
sons' faoo, half of joy, half of something
deeper.
"Ob, Isaao I" Sho put ber arm around
tho strong man's neck and burst into toars,
The trio of children stood Btill and
looked on in stolid amazement. I think
tho tight of tbeir faoes was tho first thing
wbioh recalled haao Parsons to hitnsolf.
"Cotno, oomo, mother,'' he said, but his
voice was not just steady, don't liko this.
I'm. hungry as a panther now. and want
my supper beforo I do anything but put
up my borto ;" and bo strode off to that
impatient quadruped in the back yard.
So tho new carpet proved an olivo
branch of pcaoo in tbo household of Isaao
Parsons. While others admired its pat
tern or praised its quality ,it spoko to Mrs.
Parson's heart a story of all that which
lovo and paticnoo may accomplish. After
many atruggela and much prayer, the tti
umph over prido and passionato,and evil
habits, was at last achieved; and this was
not accomplished in a day,- or month,
but the "small loaves that leaventh the
lump," working silently and suroly, oom
plotcd at last ttc puro and pcrfeot work,
and in the farm bouso of Isaao Parsons
reigned tbo spirit of forbearanco and sclf
rolinquishment, of forbearanco and love,
which was given unto thoso "who fear
God and keep his holy commandmonts.
Written fur the Philadelphia Sunday Mercury
Leaves from the Diary of an Ed
itor. Monduy, January 3, Oat of a situa
tion. Just had a brilliant artiolo rejected
by that stupid ass Quod, who becausa his
paper is successful, thinks he knows better
than I do what tho pooplo want. My wifo
thinks I might "try and got something to
goat." Borrowed two dollars of an old
friend who didn't know I was out of busi
ness until my fingers bad clcsed upon the
bill, or I wouldn't havo got it. He asked
! I.! - try l(l..t nfin.C "
mo la give mm j iu.ivo iu ...jr
but Lord ! when I told him I hadn't any,
his lower teeth suddenly grew too heavy,
and bis jaw dropped. Mem. If you foel
particularly genorous next July, and want
to oool off your best friond, just ask him
to lend jou a dollar. It will bo equal to
putting a chunk ofioc down his baok.
Tuet'lay, Ath. Wrote o pamphlet of
three pages for a patent medieino dealer i
1 left the priee 'to his own liberality.'
Ho pulled a roll of bills from his pocket,
oountcd them over carefully ,returned them
to tho plaoo from whenoa they oame,
and aftar a distlutory remark or two con
cerning tbo hard times, handed mo fifty
oents. Camo homo at 11 P. M., with
eight gin oooktails in me and a smoshod
hat on my hoad.
Wednesday, 5th. Had a headaohc.
Saw an advertisement in the Ledger for
an editor answerod it. My wife inform
cd mo that our rent was duo. Told her I
knew it, and that in all probability the1
landlord, or his infotmal agent, knew it
too. Tho knowledge of that laot would
probably extond to a constable beforo tho
week was out, and in that oase we would
bo ont as well. Wifo in tears. I camo
down town, resolved to drink no more
Got along very well until I met Counoil-
man Van Clief, van s oountenanoo al
ways remindod mq. of an Egyptian hiero
glypbiu I onos saw cut upon a vase. It
is an astonishintr countenanoo, and has
th it sort of a look wbioh induces the be
lief that somo physical drawbaoK or
ebronio oontraotion of bis faolal musolcs
prevents him from evor closing his eyes
Well met Van. Van is genial, and I
oouldn't resist the iuvitation Pelted's-
Leddy's Harry Neal's tho "rest is si
leul."
1'hursday, Oth. Landlord's agent
constable friond in need raised rent
constable lolf, and
Friday, 1th. Thought I would try the
Telegraph. Knew that tbo Telegraph en-
couraged cocontrio genius. Went up
stairs and askod for Hardiug. Harding
wasn't in. My information on that point
was derived from a young, sharp-eyed in- J
dividual, who had a considerable quantity
of hair tucked behind his oars, answarcd
to the namo of Somobody, Is Mr. Some-ono-olso
in? Mr. Some-one-clso was in.
Ho asked me what I wanted. I told him.
He had never hoard of mo. I told him I
had odited "Tho Weekly Pickle," eto. He
has a vory polite method of staring. I
left the office I havo heard a vory small
opinion of tbo Telegraph. I think it is
going down.
Saturday, 8th. Hail a proposition
from a mau of capital, to itstt an inde
10, 1865.
pendent weekly paper, to be dovotod to
everything, including the dot'enoo of n or
ality and tho noouuiulation of money,
Couldn't refuse such an offer. Aooeptod
at onoo. Clinohod tho bargain by accept
ing ton dollars from bim, and taking din
ner with bim .
Monday, IQth. Typo and material
purohased. Went homo jolly and at peace
with all tho world. Took an applo and
two oranges homo 'o my wife.
Tuesday, lit. Rented a floor for publi
cation office and composition roouin, in
Third street. Rest of tho day oecupied
in plauning
Wednesday, l'2th. Moved in motoriiil.
My partner very groou in tbo buiincss
objected to any interference on my part
with the financial department. I yielded
a point and oonsonted to trust (bo pecun
iary department to his keeping. Mag
nauimous, that ! wasn't it?
Thursday, 13th. Engaged a foreman
Foreman went out to look up a few oom
positora and didn't get back. Havo my
suspicious of bis whereabouts.
Friday, 1-ith. Office begins to look
ship shape, Prospeots fine, Two friends
of mine asture mo that tho paper will be
a brilliant success. They will tako it reg
ularly. Good for them. They took tho
other paper I edited and published, reg
ularly, but owjng to o defect in tbeir mem
ory, thoy novor paid for it. An editor's
friends and tho warmest admirers of his
genius aro always dead heads. Thore is
nothing mercenary, nor tho faintest ronii
nisconco of filthy mere in their patron
age. Monday, lth. Under weigh at labt.
I havo hired a tub-editor at five dollars a
week. Thore is nothing apparently ob
jectionable about him except his breath
and boots. His breath is strong, and his
mouth is not unliko tho bung hole of a
brandy cask, His boots are dilapidated
and dusty. Very dusty. Thoy seem as
if they had not bcon used to straight
walking- They have an unusually twist
ed look. I may bo prejudiced in this. I
6U9pend judgment.
Tuesday, 18th. Had twenty calls, most
of them contributors, desirous of selling
me divers brilliaut iketohos. 1 ricoi va
rious, Mem. Those contributors were
nono of them remarkable- for the olegancc
of tbeir attiro or for their modesty. Four
of them wanted a slight loan : seediest.
hinted that twenty five oents would not be
refused in case I should offer it to him.
Another ono insisted on selling me three
hundrod and twenty pages MSS. for threo
shillings, averring that he just needed that
amount. to mako up the sum total of bis
passago homo in Conneotiout. I pur
chased his MSS. Two hours afterwards
I found bim in tbo St. James, helping u
friend swallow tho contents of a black bottle-
labeled Jigwater. I presume he was
then en route for Connecticut.
Wednesday, lidth. Wrote a scorching
leader defining tbo position of 'Our Journ
al.' Scored the Inquirer. Pitohed into
Harding. Mem. to country editors
when you ere in want of a subject for &
leader pitch into Harding, It will tickle
your readers immensely, and wont annoy
bim in the least. Reoeivod a let er fiom
a man who has iuventod a "patent double
ribbod gravy saving grid-iron, "and wants
it noticed thinks a description of it will
bo intensely interesting to tho readers of
the now paper. Says he won t charge mo
anything for writing tbo article Had a
call from the Rovorcnd Texttwistcr, who
wished to know whether tho new paper
will devote any oonsidorablo spaoo to re
ligious matters. Has a sermon which he
would like to publish ou our first page,
Is quite sure it would be a feature. Text :
"I am tho tesurrection," eto, Thinks
if I would publish a continuous history of
his cburoh, with his biography, in lieu of
aromance.it would inorcaso circulation.
I deolined all bis offers.
Thursday, 20jA, Getting over head
aud oars in trouble. Sub-editor, breath,
boots, bung holo, mouth and all, disap
peared. Cry of copy prevalent, My
partner gone off in a phrenzy, Publioa
tion day neor ot hand, Just had a vi.it
from a bore who wants to be the military
editor of our paper. Ho is cook sure
"military column" will make journal im
mensely popular. Ho won't charge any
thing for his services it I will let bim ad
vertiao all his friends gratuitously. Can't
do it. Sogoring don't pay, cither ou pa
rade or paper.
Friday, 'ist. Foreman announces tbo
compositors all off on a spree. Nino col
umns to sot. Six rum punches give jno
tonic hope.
Saturday, 'i'id. Geooralrow; but glo
ry ' tbo paper i out, published, and may
VOLUME 29.
bo had of all tho principal cows agents.
"Price sells it, I writo for it, and senaiblo
people advertlso in it." Thus I Loaded
the poster Al) day long general gdsh of
my partioular friends and admirers to get
copies of tho Now Enterprise ; but nono
of them offers to pay, Tho invariable
reply to tho boy : "It's alj right till Mr.
that got it." Man. The roal friends
of tho editor are thoso who take his paper
and pny lor it as readily as thoy do for
their liquor;
Sunday. 23d, Sold three hundrod pa
purs. Agents sold fifty. Gave away to
friends aud tho proso-nearly fivo hundrod.
Friends seem to think wo publish our pa
per for pastlmo. Of courso an editor novor
wants money. Impossible that n man of
braiiu should starve, or bo in want of ten
oents wherewith to purshaso a paper of
tobacco ? Absurd ! My partner buttons
up his pocket dubiously. All pay out and
nothing coming in. Thinks my infiuonoo
and popularity don't amount to much. Ho
can't back out now. So I think. Mon
eyed partners arc unpleasant fellows.
Thoy always-sh'ako their money at you as
their strongest argument.
Monday, 25!. Began to clear away
for another week of labor.
'luesday, 2'jlh: Partner went on an
excursion the first of tho season. Day
cold, raw, blustering, and bunsbino vifi-
llln in nnlnlinD T ! t rtnl.t.l ntm...
u.w .u M.v.ivm wt.vwui. auuu, iuv.il,
and sucooeded in getting an unusually
heavy brick in my hat.
ffedncsday, nth. llecoived' a nolo
from my partner. Says if I don't oomo to
offieo be "will be compolled," eto. Hum
bug. Can't write tolerable Englith. I1
suppose I must go down to office. Cus
the luck !
Fiiday, 'itilh. Hod' an interview with
my partnor said be was going into tho oil
business, and bogau it by lubricating tha
interior channels-of his esophagus with
old ryo. Seventeen friends came in and
offered advice concerning' next issue.
Each one of them wanted a puff. Pre
sented them with soma exceedingly heavy
sixes. They were puffed accordingly.
My partnor offered to buy or sell. 1
couldn't buy, and wouldn't permit him to
sell. Had an offer from a tcmpcranoo loo
Hirer to write a six-oolumn expose of thu
manner in which whiskey and other "al
coholio poisons for body and soul" aro
manufactured. Told bim l wold write an
ortiole showing how it was consumed, and
asked him to atsist. Ho docliued and de
nounced my paper as a truckler, time
server, and- bound to go down. Told him
I thought from present appearances it wa
"goii' up." Icball, in my uext, relate
my experience in thu closing of my enter
prise the JYiw Enterprise and of sun
dry little troubles with advertising collec
tors, whom I engaged, and; who were of
material assistance in winding up the con
cern, even before it hud run down.
ear As the cry of ''copperhead" dns
out with tbc end of the war which guvs
riso to it, new names aud new epithets
will bo applied to the Democratic party.
But, as tbcro is nothing in a name, and as
principles uover die, the glorious old par
ty, uuder whose mild and benignant reign
our country attained its placo among tho
nations of the earth, has nothing to1 fear
from the revilings of its onemies. Like a
rock in mid-ocean, over whose broast the
broakers beat in vain, it stands as eternal
as Truth herself, nud as immutablo as the
principles upon whioh it is founded. The
gates of abolitionism shall not prevail
against it, nor shall tbc waves of fanati
cism overwhelm it with shame. Gather
around its standard, O, yo people 1 aud
plant its glorjuus-folds so high abovo lbs
aspirations of its enemies, that all the op
pressed of tho earth may seo it, and ruth
to claim a share in its bkesings.
Gen; Banks and the Red River
Campaign.
Tho Congressional Committeo on tho
Conduct of tbo War have completed their
labors. The Washington- correspondent
of the Rochtbter Democrat Btatcs that "tbo
ovldence bearing ou tho Rod River cam-
paign is very damaging to' Gen. Banks,
and exhibits in him alt incouipctouey, an
inversion of all military tactics and uu
worthiness of motive, from tho reproach
of whioh wo will never recover. This
volume demonstrates that disastrous cam
paign to have been merely :t graud Gotten
speculating venture, aud that, too, iu tha
iuterest of individuals, and not fur the
profit of the government."
State Census. Undtr the t'oustitti
tion a State census must bn taken onou
in ton years, aud this is tbo cai in which
mi
it is to bo made in i'cni.fiy ivjiiki in
u oik will probably oomtuence in June

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