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sale-holt bill Redfetricting Mensur??. Discussed at Length, arid Goes Over L'lilil To-day. AGAINST THE AMENDMENT ? ?Judge Rhea.* T?te Irvine, Senator Bruce and Hon. M,. B. Booker in Opposition. __ l The .Sale-Holt congressional reappor tlonmi'iit bill was partially considered by the House Committee on Privileges and ?lections yesterday afternoon, and went over until .1:30 P. M. to-dny, when argu? ment will he concluded and final action taken. The bill has already passe?) the Senate, amended so as to take out of the Ninth Pistrirt the counties 'Of llland. Qllcs, Cralg, Wythe and Pulnskl, nnd put then) In tlic Sixth. As originally drawn, the hill sought mainly t" n adjust population conditions between tin- First and Second Districts, nnd to separate the cities of Norfolk and Newport New.?, both of which aie now in the Second. It Is the ?uncndmcnt over which the great fight is. This w?is true of the bill In the Senate, where the amendment car rli-d by only one majority, and It is equally true on the House side. Senator Saxon XX'. Holt, of Newport News? the joint patron of the hill, w-?is the first speaker, lie nske<i that tho measure be reported, and said he'cared nothing as to amendments, except that he did not desire to see his bill hampered nnd Its passage put In jeopnrdy. Judge William F? Rhea, of BrisKd; Hon. K. Tato Irvine, of Wise, and former Senator R. P. Bruco made speeches again it tho amendment. They pointed out that Its adoption would menu that the Ninth District would lie nnd remain Republican forever and a d>.y. while, If left as nt present constituted, the Demo irats hud strong hopes of redeeming it. Fach one of these gentlernen urged thnt the committee reject tho amendments, and derlared with one voice that a vast majority of the Democrats In the Ninth District stood opposed to their adoption. Hon. Marshall B. Booker, the Junior member of the House from Halifax, wns the only speaker on behalf of the Sixth District, and his speech, while brief, was strong and pointed. Mi\ Booker sub? mitted figures to show that there was jio reason, from a population standpoint, Why the proposed change should he made, und declare,] Unit lie was In n position to Bay that tin- people of HaJiYax and the Kixjh were earnestly opposed to It. Resorts to Figures. He cited that th" population of the State is l.Mio..1; that th,- present Sixth District has 181.666, and the Ninth 227,371; that the proposed new lines -would givn the Sixth 237,17? and the Ninth only 171.751. thus making the dis? crepancy much more glaring than at pros? ent. "You are proposing," ho said, holding in ills haml a map with the new lines drawn; "to make out of the sixth Dis? trict a great, long meal-hag, with a string tied In the middle." He contended that ?ho Sixth District Is now larger than the. First. Fourth, Fifth or Fighlh Districts, and that It Is but a little larger than the Third, which lias within It the city of rtiohniond. Tho speeches expected in favor of tho amendments this afternoon will he by Hon. A. A. Campbell, of Wythe, and Sen? ator P. K. St. flair, of Giles, the latter 'being Its author In the Senate. Hon. W. K. Barrett, of Newport News, will speak for the bill in its original form, and It is said thai Congressman Carter Glass, of Lynchburg, will probably be ..here and state his position on the subject. The opponents of th>- amendment seem confi? dent that it will ho defeated in the House, even though It shall be reported favorably from the committee A bill offered in the House by Speaker Cardwell of sweeping interest Is that -lUilch has for Its object th.' changing of ?he method of constituting th?1 State J'.oarrt of Fisheries, and the increasing of ilio salaries of the paid officers thereof. Tho bill provides lor the appointment by the (?ov.-fcior of,, u fish commissioner, nt a salai>y ?if $2,000 per year, and four members or a board of fisheries, without salary. The commissioner shall nominate in tin- board a secretary, whoso salary shall be $1,500 per year. The nppoi??~ ments of the Governor shall he made on February 2Sth "f each fourth yea?-. At prese:.t th? Governor appoints flvo members of :!,,- State Board or Fisheries. One of Hies?- shall be a chairman at $1.200 per year, and another a sccVetary, ut $1.0?, the other three receiving only ?their actual expenses while engaged on the business of tho .State The bill waa referred to the Committee cm the Chesapeake and its Tributaries. The House Committee on General Laws last night considered a modified substi? tute for the ?laines bill requiring ?hat the formula ba plai ,i on the bottles of all patent medicinen sold in the .-'!.=!.. and It was pass.-.i t.;. Indefinitely, because it -was determined that Mirations rendered it useless. Another hill, sug? gested by ?h,- .?in. Board of Health, forbidding the sab- of poisonous drugs, ??xcopt on prescription, tools the same course, th.- committee holding that tho situation is met by lb. present law. An antl-spttting bill, applying to mil way cars, ateambip?fs and public halls, was favorably reported. 1 he committee passed by indefinitely Mr Barrett's 1,111 to restore the jail punishment for viola? tions of the liqUor laus, and reported a substitute for Ills bill, regulating the closing.pf bars, which leaves ;):? m tte? to Die boards of supervisors In counties ami tin- councils in cities. in til? proceedings of the House the day after on pansage of tin- 'bill authorWnz the appointment of commissioners of the revenue l'y the courts, the name o? Six. Booker, o? Hallfax, was not rocor?l?d ni having voted In tli>- newspaper r. port Mr. Booker stated upun ?lie floor that 1..- v.,,: ; -,-i lylth t!ie gentleman from Cumberland, Mr-. .Mcj'.ao: if Ik- had i preaent be would have v>'?ted "aye". and Mr. Booker would have vote! "no." ?I'll.' sub-commltteo from ?be Corarnlll ??; ESTABLISHED IN 1(307. JolmOickerson&Co. 1402 E. Main St., Richmond, Va. Make Harness, Saddles, Bridles, &c. Buy of THEM, and you will gel tile best, and KNOW -.vli.it ?.,,>, itro gettlrig, repairing neatly dono. Musically Artistic Pianos. T HE Piano that is a piece of furniture in the home, and nothing more, is not a Piano?it's a failure? a disappointment to any one of musical taste. The only Piano worth owning is the musically artistic Piano. The Pianos we sell are musical instruments. Every one of our several makes?the largest line carried by any house in Virginia?is highly praised by thousands who have found that they fully meet every demand. In cases that are peculiarly rich and artistic?flaw? lessly excellent?they are distinguished everywhere for their ?one that is rich, round and resonant, as well as sweet, sing? ing and sympathetic?the six qualities essential to musical perfection. These are the makes?the standards: ^.?^ ? Steinway, . Weber, Hardman, Steck, ? Wheelock, Kimball, Standard, Haines. Also, we sell Pianolas and Pianola Pianos, Victor Talk? ing Machines and Organs. Our prices are low. We adhere closely to the practice of selling for a small profit. So easy are our terms and reasonable our prices, that any one am? bitious to own a Piano can do so. Will you come in or write us for more information? Walter D. Moses & Co. 103 East Broad Street. OLDEST MUSIC HOUSE IN VIRGINIA. ?m Schools and Colleges of tilo House, composed of .Messrs. Martin, Williams (chairman), Curlett, Haley and \V. W. Old, Jr., have carefully gone over all tin- school bills pending In conjunction with Superintendent Kggloston nrul Sec? retary Brent, and they are now In shape for report. The Mouse Committee on Counties, Cilles and Towns, last nlf-ht considered the various game laws pending, but reached n?> conclusion concerning them. Among the bills reported yesterday by the Senate Committee on Finance and Ranks wore? the following: House- 1)111 Xo. 07?To amend and re enact section ."? of an act approved May 15; I!?'.!, entitled "an act to appropri?t? Hi?- sum of $10,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to carry out the pro? visions of this act to provide a statue of lbihert Edward L<ie. to be placed in tli?- Statuary Hall In Washington, and to constitute a i-iiinmlssion to contract for sai?! statue an<J present the same.'* House bill No. CI?To place a bronze tablet In the Capitol building containing thereon the names of the commissions, clerk, architect and contractor under whose supervision the w-.irk of remodel? ing the building was clone. Senate* bill No. 2.">l--To amend article 13 of section 18S of tlm Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an art entitled "an a?! tu amend and re-enact title S of tli'.'.c;?^?Je ?';, Virginia, in relation to saliiies, mileage and ?uTior allow? ances.'' approved February 7, 190'l. House bill No. 63?To prescribe the time in which allowances made by order of any cln-ult or corporation court shall be presented to the auditor of public ae ??ounts tor payment. Senate* bill No. 187?To create a bureau ?if audit and to provide for the appoint? ment of a secretary of the same, and to define his powers ami duties. The Senate Committee for Courts of Justice yesterday reported, with certain amendments, th?? House hill, to confer upon the Corporation Commission power and authority to llx and prescribe th<>. ratos and charge.?? of water-supply com panles and to prevent discrimination therein. An appropriation of $5,000 for tin? pin chase- eif a suitable .silver servie?-. M bo presented to the United States battleship Virginia, is asked for In a bill offered by reeiuesl. in the Senat?- yesterday by Mr. Campbell, of Bedford. The act calls for the creation of a commission, con? sisting of the Governor, tin- attorney general, the Preslelent c,f the Senate, and the? Speaker of the House Of Delegates, with power to Belect, and purchase the silver service, to have Sl proper Inscrip? tion engraved thereon and lo present the trophy to the battleship In Hie name and on behalf ?if the State of Vir? ginia. . The new battleship will soon be placid In commission. It was named In honor ?f Virginia In compliance with an ap? peal made to the president and the secre? tary ' of the nevy by ihe Society of the Colonial Dames of America In Virginia. The society has already pr?sent?e! the battleship with certain sliver table pieces nnd has memorialized the Genera! Assembly to recognize the honor done to the State by the government by pre? senting the sllv: service provided for in the bill. Colonel George Wayne Anderson, n member of the Legislative Committee. which bad dlre'ctli.- t1.-. building c.r the new capital, has written a i?-tter i?? the chairman pf i!-.?- Finance Coiiimltt>?e of.each house asking them to strike his name from the bill which is designed i?. appropriate H."*< to each "f three mem? bers of the committee who gave- their time and thought to the work of re? building the cap?tol. HOST TO GRAND LODGE. Odd Fellows' Entertainment Committee Holds Meeting. .. The ?ubi Fellows' committee appointed by the Hle-hiirnnil, Manchester, Highland Springs, Tuckahoa and Chester lodges for the purpose of entertaining the Grand Lodge, i. ?). o. l-\ of Virginia, lo !.?? held hero next May, held its first meeting Monday night at He-i videro Hall. Quito a large and enthusiastic crowd was In attendance and ajjnost every lodge? was represented. Mr. Thorna** N. Kendlor was elected permanent chairman: Mr. H. M. Itflnhard secretary; J. T. llaynos, trea? surer, Hoi*. J Taylor Ellyson and other Influeni 51 odd Fellows wer? present nnd ?nude Interesting speeches. All the liiiigeH In the abov?. Jurisdiction are ask? ?-.i to send the full naines of their com? mute? men. with addresses, to th? :-...-? tary I?. ci ii?.. .-., ,?. x,,. y. N,M.lh T.welfth sii'-.-i. ,jusi us goon aa tin- run list ?-i names have i euii sent to the sec i-etary the varloun con?jnltteoa will be aiw pointed i,v the. chairman] who will tli.-n issue a e-all lor another nie.-ting m tin, carllest date t ?<?*-?- ; ? ? i ?. at ?vhlch time all the comniltee? will Lu .nun.i.,i. and It In hoped all will ,,:.:... ., -|'??. iU, iiouncenieii! ?.i Da iiieutln ? \-. Ill bi through tltb [i ihlle , i-i ? After ii v?i, |.i. ? ant ufeiili l? the e?m initlce adjourned. Boor or s Kilt crue I? STATE Simplicity of Home Death Cham? ber in Contrast With Scene in Slotskirke. GREAT CROWD IN WAITING (By Associated Press.) COPENHAGEN, February 13.?In con? trast with the extreme simplicity of the death chamber at the Amalienberg Pal? ace, the body of King Christian lies in state to-nlglit In the Slotskirke, surround? ed by the Impressive majesty befitting a king. In contrast with the family group which ha?l hitherto gathered In the Qartenshal, was' a never-ceasing stream of Iblack-garbed crowds, waiting In linn for mor.- than a mile outside Un? church, representing all classes uf Den? mark, passing the coffin 10 pay tho last tributo to the ?lead sovereign. The coffin lies on a white catafalque at the head of which, turned towards the. 'cmjn^hulj? altar, reposes \the crown of Denmark. At tho fool of the coffin ,ir- the sword of state and the sceptre. crossed and surrounded tier on tier !?' some half hundred silver wreaths on white gatln tabourets. Taring ?he coflin head stand seven high naval and mili? tary officers In full Uniform with bio ic wands, and six others with halberds hun.? with crape, gaurd the dead monarch ?>!? cither side. The removal Of Die body- fropi the Aniallerlborg i-nlaee at ij o'clock this morning was guarded with the utmost Be. r?cy, the Into King's wish having been to avii.l all ceremony. As the clock rang out? tho hour from the crown princo'c palace, the old wooden gates of Amalien borg swung on their hinges and th? ?puards turned out and stood at present v. :?? Mi- hearse, drawn by two horses with plain black trappings, passed through and crossed the square, follow.-.1 by I'rin ess and Prince Waldemar and Grown i'rince Christian and their suites, all on foot. The progress through the dimly llglite.l street of tho sleopMng city was one of the most touching incident;? attending King Christian's death. The procession cli'ise tho 1-ss frequented routes and passed down narrow streets, but wns swelled fay workmen who were on their way to their daily toil, but turned aside with their bags of tools and bare-h ended, followed until the ChrU tianiiorg Church was reached. I DYSPEPSIA-PROOF. ! How Any M-eal Can Be Thoroughly En Joyed By Any Stomach, Men, ns a rule, are first discovered by their enemies? Tholr antagonists turn on the searchlight, and tho proof of merit will lie in being able to Stand ?he flash. It was only in tills way that Mr, White ever knew that dyspepsia was one of Mr. Hlark's worst en.-mies. Sitting face to face at n two-by-four table, he handed his afflicted friend tho bill of fare: Oyster Goctall. Stuffed Olives. Boston Clam ? 'how? 1er. . Strained G?mtjoi Sirloin steak with Mushrooms, Koa.st Beef Hash. Boiled Ox Tongue with Sauerkraut. ? Lobster a la Nowburg Baked Pork and Be ins Combination Crab Salud, Ilot Mince Pie. Pineapple Pritl?ns! ' Mr. While ordered a "little of each " , Mr. Dyspepsia Black ordered crackers and a glass of milk. "I had stiel? a big breakfast tills morning," lie said. "Unit I'll just lake a bit., to keep von com? pany." Uni Mr. White could not be de? ceived; "I am afraid you can't stand the gleam. Mr. Black, Whv don't you say you have dyspepsia nn.l ho done with ?I? You'll always have that hungry look anyhow ns lonir as you have dyspepsia. Now listen. My stomach was In lust us bad condition as yours at one timo, Hut now I can eat anything, at any lime. For instan.'.', this clam chOWflor or sir? loin steak or oven tho lobster would be just as welcome '" rov stomach as your cracker? and milk. You don't realizo how this dysnensla business \s robblnc you of your s.,|,|i. ?f vour energy and ability to think quickly, t cnn'l li?-lr. notice it. You haven't the cheer nnd sociability von had threo mouths ago Now I'll i"H you what to do," and there? at the cheerful Mr, White took .-, vial CROWD EXPECTED TO SEE EHITEi Large Number of People Attend Gaynor-Grenie Trial in Sayannah. MAJ. GILLETTE ON THE STAND Made interesting Witness Against Accused, Used Some Pic? turesque Language. (By Associated Press.) ?SAVANNAH, OA.. 'February 13.?Major Ciisslua K. Gillette occupied the wltnes-i stand throughout to-elay's session of the Federal Court, appearing for the govern? ment against Greene? and Gaynor und undergoing a rigid cross-examination from Mr. Osborn, of counsel for. the elefon.se. Attracted by the prospect of on en? counter between Major Gillette and the examining attorney, the largest audience that has yet assembled for the trlul ap? peared. Among those? present were many ladles and tho closest attention was given by tho audience to tin* exchange of questions and answers. The cross-examination related to con? tracts entered Into for harbor and river improvements and the cost Involved to the contractors In carrying them out. Ap? parently considerable progress In the cross-examination was made, but when court ndjourned for the day. It appeared that there was every prospect for to? morrow being consumed In tho further eiui'Htlonlng of Major Gillette. Major Gillette was asked about tho scour to the channel of Savannah har bpr as a result of the Improvements made by Greene and Gaynor, but ellel not think tho greater depth won through the Jetty work was material. It was Ii?h opinion that the Increased depth had been brought about rather by drexlglng than by the scour. "The adding of one foot to the Savan? nah hurfbor channel was a minor mat? ter, wasn't It?" askeel Mr. Osborne. "No." "It would cost half a million dollars to add such a depth, wouldn't It?" . Cost Four Million. "It would cost nlvnit $1.000,000 in the way Improvements wer,, paid for In Sa? vannah harbor." The matter of a contract In 1399 for improvements In the Savannah River, at Augusta, was brought up by Mr. Os I buiiie. who showed by th?? witness, that Hunter and Fry, of Memphis, got the award and that A. J. Twlggs, of Au? gusta, wan a bidder, Then Hunter and Fry, whom Major Gillette did not know In the actuaf carrying ?mt of the con? tract, notified him thnt Twlggs would represent them In doing the work and that a certain Atlanta bank would act as their fiscal agent in receiving checks In payment. "So one contractor apparently turned over his contract to another, who hael been a compeUt?v? bideler?" 'The successful bidder had the other do the work." "Was theie nothing in that to excite your suspicion?'1 ' "Nothing.' said Major Gillette. "The I prices were low-and the work was. prop ; erly done. I h'ad'a suspicion that Twlggs ha?l a e;orner on all the brush In the liolghbprhood in which th? work was to be done, and that Hunter Fry found It desirable to make an arrangement with him." It was apparently the Idea of the e-cnin s? 1 for the defense, to show that sonie thli-.g like Hie practice of competitivo bidders being really In collusion as claimed by the government obtained In the operations of Greene nnd Gaynor un? der Carter, was not unknown under Ma? jor Gillette's administration. Twlggs continued the. Hunter and Fry Contract, from which the latter withdrew shortly before Its conclusion. Mr. os? borne tried to draw from the witness that this was through a "private under? standing" Major Gillette. had with Twlggs. Major Gillette objected to tie? term ?"private ?understanding," saying ?hat It was a matter taken up with the chief of engineers and the secretary of. war ?who approved. Major Gillette thought he bail secured better results through this arrangement with tho Twlggs than would have been tho case hnel bids been I advertised for and the contract awarded. Pine Land Ten Cents an Acre. Touching opon the i?Mr2 contract, the "big contract" of the Savannah harbor. Major Gillette testified that mattresses I of type? No. 1 cost 75 per cent, more than No. ::. Mr. Osborne ashed If be had ever constructed tin- mattresses. He had no*, j but still knew approximately the cost. Major Gillette said It was his opinion that in IKivl loUilnlly pine coulej be secured ' for practically nothing, so the cost of logs used in the mattresses was scarcely to lie considered thon. A laugh was eli? cited by a statement from the witness that "Colonel Moldrlm (leading counsel for the defense), told me a few day? ago that be Uimself had sold pine lan'da In Georgia at ten cents an acre," this being radically opposed to the point of value of pine Umber that had been raised by Colonel Melclrhn'fi associate. ? Asked If In? saw Greene, Gnynor ?>r | Carter at Cun?(berlan<l Sound, when ho made his first trip to inspect the work In progress Hiero under the contract let,-by Carter, Major Gillette said be had not and did not know that Greene-, G?vnor ?>r e'niter hail seen the mattress Which the witness had desorlbed as full of holes, a mass of brush and unworthy the name of mutress at-all. His statement of three days ago that his walking through it was "like going through a thicket," was read to him and ho was asked if be adhered to .It. "He answered that the language* was perhaps "pl?tur oHei'iH," but answering Mr. Osboriie's word. n?.t "e-cargerated," What he. meant, li?. said was that he? had sunk to his waist. Court ueliciiirneiei until to-morrow. HEAD-ON COLLISION. One Man Killed and Two Badly Injured. (Slue ?al io The Times-Dispatch.) niUSTOL, TI-'N'N., February 12.?By a mistake in orders a hoail-o'n collision between freight trains ocpurrecj east of Newport. Hi.- Asliovlllo division of tho Southern Itnlhvuy lu-day. Engineer ?lair Gibson, of Johnson City, Tunn., had? his right arm mashed so It was necessary to amputate It at tho shoulder. l-.iii-iin-.i' Hyais, of tlu? other train, wu? liuillv In lured. A negro biak.-iiiim was killed. Th.? ?iii-iii,s wen- badly wrecked and -.Up: property loss is heavy. Richmonders in New York. iSiiei-liil in The TlnioK-lilHpnti'li.) N'f-:u ?ih'k. Fi'iu-uary 13.?Manhattan I. St'-rii mid wife; Fifth Aveniio?J. T. Wilson: Continental Miss !''? Ilrown, MIkh A Smith. Mi.- .1. II. 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On all news stands or from the publisher FRANK A. MUNSEY, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York L THEATRE FOU H YORK Leading Men Will Establish Playhouse for Development of Dramatic Art. (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, February l.V-A movement by a group of well known New York men to establish in this city a theatre de? signed to foster nnd develop dramatic art was described to-day by Charles T, Bar? ney, one of the founders. He said: "It Is not our Intention to call the new playhouse "The National Thea? tre?" as this would seem to Imply ?i natlonal endowment, but we hope to maku It a ii?ition:il theatre in the Kens?- that It will be" the founders' earnest 'endeavor l.y the standard of the performances and the spirit of the administration, to place It In the same relation towni-?ls the dramatic art and literature* of this coun? try ?is Is held .by the principal national theatres of Europe. "The names of the founders, wilh sev? eral gentlemen yet to be heard from, ara ns follows: .lohn Jacob Astor, Charles T. Barney. Edmund L>. Baylies. August Bel ?nout, Paul p. Crayalh, William B. Os gorxl Field, George J. Gould. Eliot Greg? ory. James II. Ilydet l^tto ii. Kahn, ?Tames Henry Smith, ?lames Stlllman, Bobert P. van Cortlandt, William K Vundnrbilt, Cornelius Vanderbllt, Harry Payne Whitney, Henry Rogers Wln thr?)p." (Continued. From First Page.) to a degreo the practice has been abaii dos?ed. A captain ?if an oystin- boat'tolil me on yesterday that ho had discharged -his crew ?>f changhiiled .sailors and had shipped a. crew of* negroes, because ho was afraid of getting Into trouble. ? Shamefully Treated. Michael Derutin, a white sailor on one Y. M. C. A. CONVENTION, NORFOLK. $3.50 ROUND TRIP, VIA N. &. W. RY. 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"Ethel Uuth," by Marshal Treat, he discharged his crew for fe?r they would get Into trouble, A whit? s?iilor on board the "Mary Gardner," who was induced to make a complaint against his captain, said: "1 swear to God thai I will never go aboard an 'oyster boat again. It's a drjg's life, not 111 for a human being." Cast Off Penniless. Postmaster Frank \V. Wu?cotl, of Co lonial Beach, in speaking of the treat? ment of sailors on boui-d oyster bonis, said:? "I have often seen sailors landed ln-.'i: without a penny after having wqrkeu through tin- entire oyster si-nsmi. The favorito plan of the enpt. Is lo sail In near shore and when in five or six f?-<?t of water, shove the ?nan ovepbdurd and lot him scuffle to shore as best he ?an. IJiavc seen our .lall crowded with hulf sturveil sailors who were put ashore in this way." Treat Returns. >\ 'nltcd Slates Marshal Treat and De? puty Marshal Bend It will reach Richmond Wednesday morning from West Point, V??,, with them Thomas Cunningham, tho' shanghaied sailor taken from the "Daniel." who will be hold in jail until the trial of Ciiptuli? Justice takes place nt Norfolk hi May. Cunningham will be confined in the Holirlcp county jail, as there is small-pox in tho Norfolk jail, and Marshal Treat refuses to- send him there. A 1,1.MX POTTS. | -e Big Bill for Postage. I "Who was called down for $72 postage ! on his bookcase?" Is the question lluit ? Representatives are asking one another in ?he cloak rooms at the House end of ?th?. Capitol, The story is that the other day throe sections of a bookcase arrived at the city post-olliee uiidcr the frank of a member of the Mouse aiftl addressed to him. 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