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IMTTA SMITH
CAUSES BURKE
TO HANG HEAD
Physician's Wife Shows Anger
While His Accuser Completes
Her Testimony
Prosecution Proposes to Pro
duce Evidence of Dynamite
Explosion in Tent
that after I had been in Japan a month
I should resume my own name."
Return Due to Poverty
Answering Loppo's questioning, she
d rlared that Fhe had never said any
thing regarding this point before;
"Because you did not think of it un
til Jiiis Instant," sneered the counsel for
the defense. The woman admitted that
flic only returned to the United States
because her money ran out.
"You cabled Doctor Burke for money,
did you .not?' she was asked.
"I did," she said.
"And when ho would not send you
any more you returned to testify?"
"1 returned because I had to. 1 had
no money, and 0:1 a missionary in
Japan taking up ;t subscription for me
I dr^ided to accept the kindness and
come back honif." ' * •
Additional efforts to prove a tele
pathic lovo affair on her part with
Dr. ftonjatnin Kurtz, professor of Eng
lish at the University of California,
were unavailing. Judge Emmet Sea
well refused to admit it.
Nurse Repeats Remarks
Mi.«s .Smith's examination was
brong-nt to a .lose at noon and she
was followed by Miss Lois Clausen, a
nurs.- at the sanatorium. The nurse
testified that on the morning after the
explosion Dr. Burke visited the kitchen,
where she was preparing a meal for a
patient. - and commenting on it paid
that "it was a pity that the mother
had not been killed."
Fhe explained, however, that her
understamling was that Burke meant
to imp!;- that it would have been better
for the baby if L v i:ita Smith had died.
Mrs. Anna Macey and her daughter
Mtea Lillian Bishop, of 1738 Laguna
Ktroet, San Francisco, the next two
witnesses, testified that Miss Smith had
l"tffred and lioard^d :it their home and
That while there she was visited freT
quontly by Doctor Burke.
Visited by Physician
•Doctor Burke came about once a
Xvek," said Mrs. Macey.
•He would ask for *Miss Smith. and
3 would show him to her room and
close the door on them. 1 did not
think of any othor relationship between
them than patient and physician, and
It was not until she was about to give
birth to the child that I realized the
true condition of affairs.* 1
Tin- daughter corroborated the moth
ers testimony. There were, however
a few minor discrepancies.
The last witness of the day was
< . A. Reynolds, deputy sheriff of So
noma county, who collected such of
t.:o material as evidences of the ex
plosion as he thought necessary for
the prosecution. His examination oc
cupied the entire afternoon # and dealt
with the condition of the tent and the
bed clothing aftor the explosion.
At the conclusion of Reynolds' testi
mony the defense once more called
upon the prosecution to produce evi
aenee to prove the point of the indict
ment — the dynamiting of the tent
As the case stands the jury has been
surfeited with a motive and with the
combinations that existed after the
dynamiting, but of the actual explo
sion nothing has been presented.
Connecting Links Promised
The [witnesses to be called In the
next two days are expected to begin
weaving; the real not. The fancies and
frills have been about completed and
hereafter Hie prosecution will present
circumstantial evidence to connect the
physician with the offense.
Of the witnesses for the prosecution
many are held also by the defense, and,
among' the mjs AlTred Burke, a brother
of the accused man. who testified very
briefly today on minor matters con
nected with the finding of the fuse
"which it Is supposed was' attached to
the dynamite bomb
Besides the baby, the material ob
jects presented to the jury for inspec
tion were, torn portions of the trnt and
the mattress on which. Miss Smith was
Flofjiing at the time of the explosion.
For a time the case will be devoid of
any thought of love or philosophy or
religion, but when the defense begins
to put in its sid> the subject will be
reviewed in greater detail.
HEAD OF WELLS FARGO
EXPRESS LAUDS SEYMOUR
Chief of Police Receives Letter
of Congratulation
Chief of Police Seymour received a
letter yesterday from William Sproule,
president of the Wells-Fargo express
company, congratulating him on his
rppointment to the position of chief
Df police.
"My -first interest 5s as an »»!d Sao
Franciscan," said Sproules letter, "and
you know that 'or.cc a California^ al
ways « California n' is a saying which
holds good. In the announcement 1 rec
ognized instantly the value to San
Francisco of your services in that rela
tion be^axisc of your character and
great experience.
"My interest was further stimulated
by the fact that on the Ist instant
I became president of Wells. Fargo &.
Co., and it was natural for me to recall
the several years of your distinguished
Service with the company."
VINTAGE
CHAMPAGNES
OF THE
NOTED YEAB 1901
MONOPOLE
RED TOF
A DUV WIXE
DRY MONOPOLE
BRUT
A VERY DRY WIM2
The Connoisseurs' Champagnes
AT.rr- D. SHAW & CO., U. S. Ace&U
Kew York San Francisco Chicago
FAST STEAMER SERVICE MAY
INAUGURATE LIVELY RATE WAR
Steamer Yale, the fast triple scren turbine floating hotel, which arrived yesterday and, with the Harvard, will main
.-/ tain a railroad time' schedule between this city and Los Angeles. \u25a0 \u0084 :
TAFT'S PROGRAM
TO BE EXPEDITED
Insurgents Warned That They!
Must iNot Block Proposed
Legislation
WASHINGTON*. Dec. 21.— There is
much discussion today at botii the
White House and the capltol over the
outlook for the administration's legis
lative program. The president, in con
ference v.-ith senators and represent
atiyes. has indicated his strong desire
that as many as possible of the meas
ures he recommended in his annual
message be pressed through congress
without delay in view of the coming
chang^ of political complexion of the
house.
It is in accordance with this policy.
which the president Is still urging on
congress through frequent conferences
with leaders that the 'appropriation
bills have been rushed unprecedent
ed ly.
No conclusions have been reached as
to the order in which the program will
be brought up in congress, but the reg
ular republicans have warned the in
surgent members of their party that
they must accept the onus, if they put
any obstructions in the way of the
proposed republican legislation. The
mail subsidy, the tariff commission
plan for collecting and assimilating
tariff data, Panama canal fortifications
and tolls and a bill to regulate -the is
suing of injunctions in equity are mat
ters upon which the president especial
ly wants action, i
Action on the Panama toll proposi
tion may be expedited by putting a
rider on the Mann Panama canal re
organization bill that passed the house
and is now before the senate. While
the president is having a bill drawn to
provide for the tolls, a motion to re
commit the Mann bill in the senate has
opened the way to putting a toll
amendment on the general canal reor
ganization measure in the senate.
Toll legislation involves the question
of how much tolls are to be collected
and in what way, whether foreign and
coastwise vessels should be charged
alike for passing through the canal,
whether the coaling station to be es
tablished there shall be maintained by
the government or private enterprise
and other similar Issues.
Several who have been conferring on
the question hold that inasmuch as
the canal has been built by the' gov
ernment the enterprise might be made
an entirely government affair in minor
and major details alike.
After brief sessions the senate and
house today fov the holiday
recess* They will convene again Jan
uary 5.
Will Re-establish Boundary.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.-^Complying
with the recommendation of President
Taft as conveyed in a special message
the senate today adopted a joint reso
lution nullifying the action of the con
stitutional convention of New Mexico
in fixing* the one hundred and third
meridian of longitude as the eastern
boundary of the prospective state. It
also gives the president power, in con-
Junction with Texas, to re-establish
the lines run by J. H. Clark in 1858 as
the true boundary between New Mex
ico and Texas. :*v
Would Debate BalJinger
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.— A resolu
tion tailing for. a rule to bring the
Ballinger-Pinchot committee's reports
before the house of representatives for
debate in January was offered today
by Hitchcock of Nebraska. It pro
vides that all reports shall be placed
before the house on the last Tuesday
in January for debate and action in
accordance with the recommendations
they contain. The resolution- was re
ferred to the rules committee.
Lorimer Votes "Tainted"
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21;— Senator
Burrows, chairman of the committee
on privileges and elections, today pre
sented to the senate the report' of the
investigation .of the charges of bribery
made in connection with the election
of William Lorimer as senator from
Illinois. The conclusion reached by
the committee was as follows:
"That in their opinion the title of
I^orimer to a seat in the senate has
not . been • shown to be invalid by the
use or employment of corrupt methods
or practices." . . .
Charges that four .members of the
Illinois legislature were bribed and
three other members paid bribes are
not ignored by the committee. The re
port declares that those who confessed
receiving ' bribes should not .be be
lieved, and that the votes of those who
were charged with paying bribes should
be counted. , In relation to. the charges
that there was. a corruption fund used
in the Illinois legislature, the. report
says there is no evidence that it was
used for the benefit of Lorimer.
On the floor of the senate Beverldge
made" the statement that ! he had not
been able to concur, with or dissent
from the findings bepause of the
voluminous character *of the .testimony.
He said -her would digest the proceed
ings from the investigating committee
during the holidays.
The statement of views, of Senator
Frazier was made public later. < In his.
statement Frazler says that- the four
confessed bribe takers implicated three
other; members of the legislature- who
bribed them; that, these, three -votes
were also .corrupt, which would fmake
seven -tainted votes. Eliminatingthese
seven votes, Frazicr holds.: -7ould make
the vote received by Senator Lorimer j
less than a 1a 1 majority, |
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALfc TTTBESDAY, ADEGEMBER ,22, 1910.
ABUSE ALLEGED IN
SUGAR DRAWBACKS
Special Agents Investigate the
Refund Granted Certain
Manufacturers
WASHINGTON*. Dec. 21. — Customs ex
perts from the treasury and special
agents of the department of justice are
making an investigation which prom
ises to add another chapter to the
sugar frauds.
An alleged abuse of the "drawback"
privileges, principally , % at New York, is
under investigation and one- official
says the revelations promise to put the
government in position to recover
nearly as much as in the under weigh
ing case which brought more than ?3,
000,000 to the treasury.
M'hen sugar is imported it pays a
duty, unless coming from the Philip
pines, and when It is manufactured
into a product and in that form ex
ported, the duty is refunded in the form
of a "drawback,"' except 1 per cent,
which is retained to defray the cost
of tariff administration.
Under this arrangement sugar is im
ported raw, exported as syrup and
many other byproducts of sugar. On
each of these the freasury makes
"drawback" refunds. About $7,000,000
is paid in that way each year and half
that amount is drawn back on exports
of sugar and tin. Officials say that
frauds in sugar extending over several
years could- easily'run into a large
amount. Some of the investigations
are said to^show that the government
has been defrauded in the "drawbacks"
ft has allowed on syrups. It Is charged
that the refunds have been paid on high
grades of sugar commanding high
duties, while in fact a very low grade
of sugar was used. Under the system
of examination the customs authorities
are confronted with the probability that
they may have been paying "drawbacks''
on shipments which were not sugar at
all. but might, in fact, have been saw
dust as far as the usual inspection de
veloped.
300 CHICO STUDENTS
CHEER DR. VAN LIEW
Deposed Principal Welcomed at
Railway Station
CHICO, Dec. 21.— Dr. C. C Van Liew,
former president of the state normal
school at Chico, who was removed from
office by Governor Gillett after.exonera
tion in a trial in which he was accused
of improper conduct by a young woman
student at the school, was welcomed bjt
a crowd of 500 students at the Chico
railway station tonight. The students
cheered the former president and re
newed their expressions of confidence^
GUARDIAN APPOINTED
FOR BROWN HEIRS
[Social DUtctch tt> The Call]
STOCKTON, Dec. 2K— Judge Frank
11. Smith has appointed J. A. Sanford
guardian of the persons and estates of
Arthur C. Brown, aged 19, and Mabel
V. Brown, aged l. r >. children of the late
George Brown. The estate is valued at
JSOO. The appraisers are F. A. Wood
ruff, James Twitehir.gs and F. A. Cram
blitl.
STATESMEN ATTEND
FUNERAL OF DIPLOMAT
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.— The presi
dent and Mrs. Taft, members \u25a0* of the
cabinet and practically all of official
and diplomatic. -Washington'" attended
the funeral today of Don Anibal Cruz,
the late Chilean minister, at St. Pat
rick's Roman Catholic church.
ARRESTED FOE FOHGSRY— Postal Inspector
" W. (J. Swalu \u25a0yesterday arrestrd Cntallna Gon
zolos..4ol Union Kt roc t. for forging the name
i>f O. Braccamonto <>n tl:o biu-k of a $10 money
. «rdrr. 'A -lettor ..containing' the .numor orrior
. wa« nooirten tally .OrKvcivd ,t<Mionz.i!cF.* - : \u25a0
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OFFICERS OF OIL
COMPANY INDICTED
Los Angeles Promoters Charged
by Grand Jury With
Swindling Public
Continued From Page 1
pectuses, to have purchased property
from the- directors, ,to have held Irreg
ular meetings^ to have made illegal do
nations .of stocks and bonds s to have
juggled leases so that they are likely
to be lost as assets, to have declared
illegal dividends, to have, sold bonds
and stocks to the directors at less than
the market price, to have made false
statements to the stock exchange and
to have declared dividends out of money
received from the sale of stock.
The corporation, capitalized at
$1,000,000, was organized for the pur
pose of acquiring oil bearing, lands In
Kern county. : L,and with wells /jvas
purchased,; but the guaranty was -made
that the production was 300 a
day, when , in reality it ' was only 30,
according to the federal officers. .. .
JUVENILE COURT WARDS
TO BE GIVEN PRESENTS
Catholic Society -Plans /ait- En
\u25a0 tertainrneht
'-- One ofthe-:most notable of the many
Christmas entertainments this year will:
be the annual Christmas tree.celebrat
ion of the Catholic Settlement and
Humane society/which- will be held at
the society's • headquarters. ' southeast
corner of.Oak and Webster streets, this
afternoon at 2. o'clock. \ . ...
Presents will be given to 250 or 300
children, who have been committed to
its care by. the juvenile court.
Bishop O'Connell, and possibly Arch
bishop Riordan, will be present, to
gether with many members of the so
ciety.
MAN DEAD IN CHAIR— San Josp. Dpc 21.—
Frnuklin Oilibs, a native of Maine. 71 years
old. was found dea<l:ln his clinir at Ills homo
in the Antelope ilistriot near llolHster Monday.
At Ibe -.inquest his death was attributed to
natural • ounces. • He had lived in San Benlto
county 14 year?. .He left a\ married daughter
living in -Antelope. \u25a0 \ . \u25a0 ' /
HOMESTEADER STARVES— SeattIe, Dec. 21.—
The body of a man supposed to bo George Cil
lek was found last 'night In n shauty In. South
Seattle. He bail apparently <liwi from exposure
\u25a0 and starvation. - Papers issued by ; the Van
couver, Wash., land. office Indicate that he had
. taken up a homestead In this state.
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OVERCOAT SPECIALISTS
Kearny Street At Post
FLOATING HOTELS
ON RAPID RUNS
Departure of Steamer Yale for
South Opens Ocean Express
Passenger Service
Turbine Vessels Expected to Do
Big Business and Rivals
MayVCut^ates
With the arrival and departure yes
terday-iof the. steamer Yale the new
express passenger service between San
Francisco and Los Angeles became a
fact, and the Pacific navigation com
pany, became a* factor in the fight. for
the coast passenger business. It is be
lieved thatHhe Yale and its" twin sis
ter, the Harvard," will draw largely
from the rail business .of .the Southern
Pacific, and it is expected that before
many days, the Southern Pacific's . San
Francisco and Portland steamship line,
which has recently extended its. service
to Sari: Pedro, will meet the new ar
rivals with a cut in rates. The other
lines ,running -south may follow suit,
and a war such as followed- the appear
ance on this, run of the St. Croix is
fully expected- • - - -
RIVALS TAKE NOTICE ..?."'
It was not believed that the Pacific
navigation company could. get its ships
into service so soon after their arrival
from the Atlantic, arid 'the arrival on
schedule time of the Yale made the
rival lines situp and take notice. . The
Harvard will be here .Saturday, and
next week' the new service will be in
full operation.
The Yale* is something new on this
coast. Those "who riiade.the trip on the
steamer from the -Atlantic have no
fears of the Yale's ability to" take care
of itself and maintain. its schedule be
tween here and San Pedro iri* all kinds
of weather. In addition to being faster
than anything on the coast outside of
Uncle Sam's torpedo boat destroyers,
the Yale and Harvard are equipped
with all the comforts and conveniences
to be .found in a first class hotel, and
the schedule has been arranged to suit
the convenience of the greatest num
ber.
The Yale brought only 150 passen
gers from Los Angele3, but sailed at
5 o'clock with 450. The steamer has
accommodations for SOO first class pas
sengers, and the Pacific navigation of
ficials are confident that they will get
a big share of the business.
PASSEXGERS PLEASED
The passengers who ,made the first
trip on the Yale were specially enthu
siastic about the a la carte system of
supplying meals. The quality of the
food and the service were both pro
nounced first class. As for the ship it
self the Yale was a revelation. The
run from San Pedro was made in 18
hours, the fastest on record. The Yale
left four hours behind the Harriman
steamer Beaver, passed the Beaver as
if the latter was standing still, and
was tied up at Pacific street wharf for
several hours before the Beaver showed
up. On the run from San Pedro- the
Yale maintained a speed of 23 knots
for -three consecutive . hours, and. the
passengers ''said that there "was an en
,tlr© t absence of vibration, and that
the steamer maintained a steadiness
]that' would have done /credit a
church..* a -'.':: ' •
,'. The Yale is a triple screw steamer
and is equipped with Parsons turbine
engines of 12,000 horsepower. The Yale
and the , Harvard can make 24 knots
an hour, but will be able to maintain
their schedule with a 20 knot gait.
May Make Six Weekly Trips
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN PEDRO, Dec. 21. — The big pas
senger steamer Harvard will be ready
to go into commission Friday and wlil
be in command of Captain R. Jepsen,
recently in command of the steamer
Governor. ,
• Captain Harry Goodall ."will remain
at this port to supervise the traffic at
this end : of the line and will have as
his' chief of staff Henry Speyer, who
came out from New York as first of
ficer on the Harvard. Speyer was first
officer, of the steamer Roanoke when
that vessel first began to run to this
harbor; - ;
It is said that if passenger and
freight 'traffic develops as- is expected
the Yale and Harvard will each make
six trips a week.
NICKELODEON MEN
MUST OBEY RULES
Neglect of Provisions for Safety
of Visitors Will Mean Loss
of Current
Head of Electricity Department
Warns Owners and Opera
tors to Be Careful
Persistent opposition of nickelodeon
proprietors and operators has prompted
"W. H. Urmy, chief of the department of
electricity, to undertake a rigid enforce
ment of the regulations. Violations
have resulted in dangerous fires, and
Urmy is endeavoring to insure the
safety, of, those who visit the nickel
odeons.
; Carelessness oh the part of an opera
tor-caused a fire in a Fillmore street
moving picture theater Sunday. Be
cause he had not inclosed the extra
films in metal cases while they were
not in use, the operator was injured and
a- panic was; imminent. \u25a0
.Realizing that the force of inspectors
is Inadequate to maintain a constant in
spection' of the moving picture houses,
Urmy has called upon the proprietors
and operators to comply strictly with
the regulations on penalty of having
the current shut off. Some of the rules
to which the attention of the nlckel
'odeon men has been called are as fol
lows: . ;.-'. ...
,The*handle or crank used In operat
ing : the machine must be secured to the
spindle so that it will not come* off and
allow the film to stop in front of the
lamp. _ . , .
"A shutter must be placed in front of
the condenser, arranged to close readily.
Extra films must be kept in metal
boxes with tight fitting covers.
Machines must be operated by hand.
A 'competent operator must be in
charge of each arc lamp except that one
operator may have charge of two lamps
when they are not -more than 10 feet
apart.
Entrances to operating rooms must be
left ifilocked.
Alterations or additions must be in
stalled by registered electricians, and a
certificate of approval must be secured
from the department before the current
Is connected.
IRRIGATION LAWS
WILL BE URGED
Property Owners Confident the
Bonds Will Be Given De
sired Legal Status
[Special Dirpalch tc Tht Call]
STOCKTON, Dec. 21. — San Joaquin
property owners interested in the
South San Joaquin irrigation system
are confident that the laws desired by
irrigatlonists of the state will be en
acted by the . next 3 legislature. Ly L.
Dennett, attorney for the local district,
has outlined the proposed legislation',
as follows:
That bonds in irrigation districts. .
not in default of interest, actually*
operating, to the amount of the
present Issue, shall be made legal
investment for banks and the state
school funds, and placed in the
same position as other municipal
bonds.
That bonds of districts hereafter
organized and hereafter issued by
districts already organized, be sub
ject to the approval of a commis
sion, which shall pass upon the
legality of the organization and the
feasibility of the project, and shall
also make a valuation of the land
within the district and of the
water rights acquired. The report
shall be in writing and filed with
. the comptroller.
Upon the fliling of a written
opinion by the attorney, general
and the state engineer approving 1
the report, bonds may be issued to
an amount equal to 70 per cent of
the gross value of the land and the
water rights, and such bonds shall
he registered with the state comp
troller. When so issued and regis
tered, such bonds shall be placed
on the" same basis as other
municipal bonds, as investments
for banks, the state school funds,
etc.
REBELS UNABLE TO
HOLD TOWN TAKEN
Insurgents Capture San Andres
Contla, but Soon Are
Routed Out
Dispatches Say Robbery More
Than Patriotism Was Mo
tive of Attack
MEXICO CITY. Dec. 21. — A special
from Puebla today says 100 armed men
attacked San Andres Contla in Puebla
last night. They were said to have
found no difficulty in taking possession,
but were soon routed by state forces.
The attackers were more intent on
robbery than on making a revolution
ary demonstration, according to the
dispatch.
The state forces reached the town at
6 o'clock in the evening: and recapture*^,
it after half an hour of fighting:. Fif
teen of the attacking: party were taken
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico. Dec. 20, via ET
Paso, Tex.. Dec 21. — Amplified advkes
change but little today's telegraphic
report of the cutting- up of the govern
ment troop train at Mai Paso last Sun
day. The official report of 21 federals
killed, 10 missing and 42 wounded
stands, and th© addition of 30 slight!y
wounded brings the total injured to 72.
Rumors have been abroad today that
the federals lost 100 killed, but this
seems to be without foundation and
probably referred to the total number
of killed, wounded and Injured, about
100. ?;\u25a0£\u25a0-£;\u25a0;
Today comes the story of the federal
wounded. They ran into a very serious
predicament at a place where the offi
cial report declared that the enemy had
been dislodged and had fled in dis
order not only from Mai Paso, but from
Pedernales.
Xavarro later reported here that he
had been unable to hold his advantage
at Mai Paso and. had been twice re
pulsed. He had been ordered to hold
Mai Paso to form a junction with the
soldiers of the troop train. He made a
desperate attempt to do so. but failed.
The troop train left here Saturday
morning. The night was spent at San
Antonio. It had been proposed to dis
embark at that point, but the country
looked so tranquil that it was deckled
to use the train a bit farther. This
brought the detachment to the east en
trance of Mai Paso (bad pass). It was
not Intended to proceed farther by
train, but to take up the march here,
scouting as they went.
Scarcely had the process of disem
barkation begun, however,' when the
lnsurrectos opened fire from the moun
tain tops and sides. The soldiers
fought back for five hours In a fashion
which declared them to be well trained.
Their efforts to board the train, again
are described as disorderly — almost
panicky.
That they brought their wounded
with them is denied. It is said that
under the gruelling fire this was im
possible and that the uninjured remnant
took the train to save their own skins
and stopped only at Bustillos. •
It was another detachment, it is re
ported, which, hurrying to the aid of
the train, found the troopers gone and
the enemy likewise. They picked up
the wounded and. continuing* east,
brought them to. Bustillos. Here the
wounded were placed abdarcl an empty
freight train and sent to thfa city,
where they arrived early this morning.
The wounded suffered lotensely. . There,
was but one doctor in the outfit andjio
appliances, save of the most crude.
TIMBER LAND SOLD
FOR $540 AN ACRE
Highest Price on Record Paid in
the State
EUREKA. Dec. 21. — The highest
price ever paid in California for tim
ber land, so far as is known, was paid
today when the Holmes Eureka lum
ber company of Eureka purchased from
Theodore Hiowatt. county auditor of
Humboldt county, a tract of 50 acres
for $27,000, or $340 an acre. • It is red
wood timber land, on Sonoma creek
near Dyerville.
COLDS CAUSE HEADACHE
Laxative Bromo Quinine, the world
wide Cold and Grip remeJy, removes
cause. See signature E. W. Grove. 25c. •

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