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War Which Has Been Raging for Six Weeks
Seems to Be Nearing Gose
EtHepe*. It is enough to cause Pal
merston or Beaconsfield or Salisbury to
turn and twist In their graves. Even
Sir Edward Grey grinned when the
dispatch was laid before him. It is
also a political disappointment to 1C
Poincaire, the French premier, who
hoped to win the laurels of peacemaker
and become a eori qf Hoosevelt.
What effect the debates between the
Turkish commander and the represent
atives of the allies will have-upon the
attitude of the European concert de
pends, of course, very largely upon
the liberality or harshness of the terms
offered Turkey. If moderate eonces
are given the port*- by the.
victor kings. England, France and Rus
sia then unquestionably will insist
npon noninterference by Austria. There
need be no question as to that. Min
isters here, speaking in the confidence
of private audiences, make it plain that
Austria either will submit gracefully
or be forced to submit at the i>oint
of the bayonet.
Germany and Italy equally are de
termined to support Austria If force is
used by the triple entente. So there is
more danger for Europe than hope f»<r
peace in a moderate peace draft issuing
from the Tohatalja conference.
It is plain that Austria is rushing
blindly in the direction of war. Vienna
is furious at th"« occupation of Alessio
by the Montenegrins and Servians.
Coining hot after the capture of the
other Adriatic port of San Giovanni di
Medua and the search of Austrian ships
which seem to have violated neutrality
and carried contraband supplies for the
Turks immured in Scutari, the occupa
tion of Alessio puts the issue squarely
up to Vienna.
A report was received in London to
night that orders had been issued for
the Austrian troops in Bosnia to move
into the Sanjak and attack the Servian
army there. This report was later con
tradicted as "premature" by the Aus
trian minister of war.
If the allies insist upon exacting from
the porte complete evacuation of all
territory in Kurop*. this may give all
the European powers except Austria
and Rusjja a chance to keep out of the
fresh trouble Xor a time, at least. But
the ultimate upshot of the six weeks'
\r»r between Turkey and her Balkan
neighbors no man can gauge tonight.
Its possibilities are so huge as to be
Six weeks have come and gone since
the little mountain state of Monte
negro threw an army of determined
peasants, well trained to the use of
arms, into the neighboring foothills of
the Turkish frontier. The campaign
around the lake shore of Scutari fol
lowed, and its object, the reduction
of the fortified town of Scutari, de
fended by a powerful garrison com
manded by one of the most famous
and most ferocious Ottoman pashas,
has been assured, though not actually
It Js just a month since, having
routed the Turks in Moustapha Pasha,
the Bulgar invested the heights com
manding Adrianople and began the
siege of that city, still holding: out,
but assuredly on the very point of
The Bulgarian has reached the
threshold of the capital of Turkey.
The Greek is in Saloniki, the Servian
is in Monastir. All Macedonia, most
of Albania, Janina and Thessaly are
in the hands of the allies. Greek and
Bulgarian have possession of the Orient
railway and a joint assault on Tcha
'alja and Stamboul would have waited
merely for the time necessary to
transport the victorious allies of Bul
garia over Jhe branch line from Mon
astir and the southern belt line from
Saloniki. Certain capitulation for
Vazim Pasha shares for the Greeks the
<ast laurels to be won by the Bulgar
Berzeikers of the campaign in Thrace.
That moment the interests of Bulgar
and Turk called for an armistice and
an end of the war. For. let it not be
orgotten, the allies went to the war
tn an iron< '.mi "catch as catch can"
"They may take who hare the
power," but instead of the old Saxon
rote. ""They may keep who can," the
D'Artgnan rule is to apply, "One for all
md all forgone."
The allies will fight like panthers
defending their young s«cred soil cap
tured from the crescent. The wisest
men in Europe realize that it is folly to
try to stand between them and their
legitimate spoils of war. In Vienna,
however, at the right hand of the white
haired head of the Hapsburgs is a man
greedy as the wolf, envious as the lynx,"
cunning as the fox, but yet not wise—
Count yon Berchtold, foreign minister
of Austria, who Sβ determined, to have
both the fox's and the lion's share of
ihese spoils. All his aims, his am
bitions, his whole political career, pro
gressed day by day, year by year
toward the advanced or Hungary's
wedge frontier to the opaline waters
of the Adiratic and the golden strands
of the farther Aegean sea. Which is to
triumph? The cunning of statesman
ship, backed by force and geographical
advantage, or the destiny of races and
nations, which makes and unmakes
maps, for patriotism, not for cupidity?
[fij; Associated Press]
LONDON, Nov. 19.—Dispatches from
Naziro Pasha, the Turkish commander
ta chief, show that the artillery duel
along the Tchatalja lines continued all
day, but late tonight the porte an
nounced that Bulgaria had consented i
to negotiate with a view to an armis
tice and to a discussion of peace terms.
The Turks claim successes against
the Bulgarians today, but there Jβ noth
ing to indicate that the Bulgarians
have made any serious attempt to pene
trate the line?. The brattle may be
ended at any moment by Turkey ac
cepting the allies' terms for an armis
tice, which are said to Include the sur
render of the Tehotalja lines, Adrian
ople, Purazzo and f cutari.
There is a possibility, however, that
Turkey may decline to surrender Tcha
talja. While her western army has
been completely defeated she still pos
seeee*. according to the correspond
ents at the front, a homogeneous army
behind the Tchatalja fortincaiions
<iargely composed of some of the best
fighting material from the Asiatic
provinces, which has not yet been in
action. Moreover, the demoralization
and disorganization that followed the
Kirk-Kilise and Lule-Burgas retreats,
appear to have been remedied and the
army \# now well supplied with food
and ammunition.
Under these circumstances the porte
may be induced to make a further
stand, in the hope of securing , easier j
peace conditions. Evidently Bulgaria
has brought up all her* available forces
to attack Tchatalja, including- some of
the Servian troops, but the task of
crushing the Turkish defense may prove
'The prospect of European dissensions
arising out of the various territorial
claims to be arranged after the war be
come* daily more menacing , .
Austria has not presented an actual
ultimatum to Servia, setting a time
limit for a reply to certain inquiries
Which ?!ir lias formulated, but. short
of that, the relations between the tw-o
countries ar« strained and Servias evi
dent intention 'o take Durazzo will be
another defiant nf Austria.
Vice Admiral Monto-Cuct-oli, before
the Austrian d< legation today, -warned
the members lo be prepared for the
rise of powerful Balkan navies in the
Aegean sea. This in oiie of the signs
of the rearrangement of southeastern
Europe .is a result of the war which
is likely to keej; the chancel
leries in a state of tension for a long
time to come.
VIENNA, Nov. 19.—Serious interna
tional incidents are reported to have
occurred after the occupation of the
Adriatic port of San Giovanni di Medua
Saturday, accord
ing to the correspondent of the Reichs
post in Scutari. The correspondent
telegraphs that the Turkish troops
evacuated San Giovanni di Medua
on the arrival of a Montenegrin
column, and he declares that an Aus
trian courier from Scutari was fired
upon by the Montenegrin troops.
SOFIA* Bulgaria, Nov. 19.—The allied
Balkan nations today assented to the 1
Turkish proposal to discuss the terms
of an armistice and eventual peace.
The reply sent to the dispatch from
the grand vizier to King Ferdinand of
Bulgaria says:
The Bulgarian government,
after agreement with the allied
cabinets of Servia, Montenegro and
Greece, informs the porte that
plenipotentiaries have been ap
pointed with instruction to arrange
with *he commander in chief of the
Turkish armies thp conditions of
an armistice and subsequently to
proceed to the conclusion of peace.
It is understood that the terms of
the allies for an armistice are moderate
and that Turkey may save Constanti
nople if it accepts them.
Respecting Albania, it is said in well
informed quarters, the Balkan league
probably will not object to that coun
try remaining under the suzerainty of
j the sultan, and that the powers will
acquiesce in thi .
BELGRADE. Nov. lJi—The Turkish
casualties during the three days' fight
ing prior to the fall of Monastir before
the attack of the Servian troops are
J reported to have reached 1,000.
Great quantities of modern field guns,
rifles and supplies fell into the hands
of the Servians.
The Servian government considers
that with the fall of Monastir the work
lof its army in Ijlacedonia can be re
garded as complete. In exactly one
month the Servians have swept the
Turks frorr' the whole of old Servia
|and captured booty worth many mil-,
King Peter of Servia will make a!
I triumphant entry into Monastir is a \
few days. The decoration of the streets
jto welcome him has begun.
A semiofficial statement denounces as
! unfounded the reports of cruelty per
j petrated by the Servian troops on the
! Albanians, which, it says, "are spread
j for the purpose of supporting the Al
| banian aspersions."
The statement continues: •
During the fighting, measures
which may ha'e been severe, were
adopted, owin? to th,e treacher
ous attitude o* the Albanian com
batant:* -vv-ba, i<l many cases, raised
the wHte 'lag? in token of surren
der \ind then traitorously mur
dered Serbian officers who ap
proached them.
Moreover, the Albanians terror
ized the inhabitants of the villages
and burned the houses. We did
not proclaim their misdeeds at the
time, because the attention of Eu
rope then was centered on the
events of the war.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.—The United
States has asked the Balkan allies and
Turkey to permit a party, of American
army officers to join their forces and go
over the fields on which some of the
greatest battles of modern times have
been fought within the last few weeks.
If permission is given, members of
the special cavalry board now touring
Europe and the available military at
taches in London and Paris will be or
dered to the scene at once.
The cavalry board now in Europe is
headed by General Edward McCierna-rd.
general staff; Colonel James Parker,
Eleventh cavalry; Major Jesse Mel.
Carter, general staff, and Lieutenant
Colone.l J. T. Dickman, general staff.
The military attaches who would go
to the front are Lieutenant Colonel T.
Bentley Mott, Paris, and Major George
O. Squier, London.
Major Robert Alexander, an infantry
officer, now detailed with the Maryland
militia, probably would join the party.
OAKLAND, Nov. 19.—Prof. Albin
Putzker. who lived in Greece and
Turkey for a number of years, will
speak Wednesday evening in the First
Unitarian church on matters relating
to the present situation in the Balkans.
He will speak on behalf of the Greeks
lecture will be illustrated with
slides furnished by Rev. William Day
Simonds, showing scenes inj Constan
tinople and the Balkans. , . Songs will
be given by a chorus of young women
under the direction of Mrs. A F '
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19.—The second
trial of Clarence S. Darrow, former
[counsel of the McNamaras, on the
charge of having bribed a juror in the
dynamite trial, svaa again postponed to
day by agreement of counsel. The case
is now deferred from November 25 to
January 6.
Cool Officials Divert His Mind
From Dtadly Mission and
Avert Catastrophe
continued From TMiere 1
the head official of the Southern Pacific
be summoned. Snively asked him if he
had any preference in the man he de
sired to blow \xff, and he replied that he
only wanted the heafi man.
Snively then took down the telephone
receiver an«l prete*<ied to hold a con
versation with t Paul Sho\ip, general
manager of the Pacific Electric com
"Mr. Shoup is busy, but h» will be
here in about IS minutes." said Snively.
"Well, he'd better hurry." replied
Davis; "I'm getting nervous."
I In the meantime Chief Sebastian, who
had had a briAf conversation with the
man and realized that he was in earn
est, ordered the street roperl off for a
block either way. and took steps to
have the 100 prisoners in the city jail
Upstairs in tite building two justice
-ourts were in session, and both court
rooms were crowded.
A detective passed the word to a
bailiff in .Tudgre Chambers - court, where
a .Tapanese was having , a pr°limina.ry
examination? on a murder charge before
a crowd of his countrymen. The bailiff
whispered to the judge.
"Court's adjourned until p. m.
Clear the courtroom. ' ordered the judge
promptly, and there was a rush for the
stairway. A similar scene was enacted
in Justice court.
There were not sufficient patrol wag
ons to remove the prisoners from the
jail to the Boyle heights prison, and
two streetcars were sent for. Tt was
»»n orderly procedure, and prisoners
were soon on their way to the east
side, guarded by the reserves, which
had been called out.
Ambulances removed the patients
trorx the city emergency hospital, just
around the corner from the chief's
nfflc*, where the maniac sat. The hos
pital was crowded with patients in
jured In last night's fire at the St."
George hotel.
Realizing the necessity for keeping
the man's attention engaged until the
building had been cleared and some
means defined for foiling his plans.
Secretary Snivley and the detectives
in the room carried on a running fire
of conversation with him.
After Davis had held complete pos
session of the station for nearly an
hour and a half, a plan was devised by
the detectives to trap the would be
While Secretary Snively carried on
the conversation with the maniac, De
tective Hosick tiptoed from the outer
room, which was at Davis' back and
struck him on the head with the leather
covered weapon. The infernal machine
dropped toward the floor and Detective
Browne, who was at Hosick's elbow,
grapped it.
Davis reached in his coat pocket and
Hostck hit him again, and he tumbled
to the floor unconscious. The bottle
of nitroglycerin and the revolver were
in Davis' inside coat pocket, toward
which he had reached.
Davis said he stole the dynamite
from the powder house of a mine or
quarry near San Bernardino several
months ago, but could give no definite
directions a« to the place.
A San Diego detective asserted that
Davis was in that city at the begin
ning of the I. W. W. outbreaks Inst
spring and that he was one of the men
driven out of the city at that time.
The lair of Albert Henry Davis, the
dynamiter, was discovered by detectives
this afternooxi in a vacant house at 712
East Lake avenue. The detectives dis
covered that the man had worked in
seclusion there for three months, fash
ioning his infernal machine and plan
ning his attack, fie also made a false
thumb for his left hand so that he
could pull the trigger attached to his
infernal machine. The man said that
he wanted to get the biggest man of the
Southern Pacific and the biggest man
of the Pacific Electric.
sore: at the roads
"They took my job," he -said. "I
worked and planned and I'm sorry the
machine did not go off- I'm sore at
these roads. I have been working on
this machine for three months and had
it so that it worked. It would have
exploded in a short while. I'm sorry It
did not."
Chief of Detectives Flammer late to
day reported that the Davis residence
was an arsenal full' of explosives.
Tickling the bottoms of Davis' feet was
the only manner in which the detect
ives could force the dynamiter to talk.
A peculiar feature in connection with
the medical examination made by the
police surgeons was the discovery that
Davis was subject to heart trouble and
the dynamiter was given frequent in
jections of his own medicine, nitro
glycerin. The explosive is a powerful
heart stimulant.
Tbere Iβ only oae independent
nenipapfr In San Iraucleco—The
C. H. R. SHngsby to Fight to
Preserve Inheritance
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 19.—Charles
Henry Raynard Plingsby of Victoria,
B. C, who recently figured in a case
of baby substitution brought to light
by the California etate board of health,
has written Dr. "W. F. Snow, secretary
of the board, asking for a copy of the
affidavits in the case and the birth cer
tificate. SHngsby Informs Doctor Snow
that he believes his wife was not im
plicated in a substitution to present
him with a male heir and intends to
fight the case in the English courts
to preserve his inheritance.
Nme. D'Milie's Beauty Hints
(From ttr» Journal of Knshion. )
"To keep the skin clear, smooth, fair
and white use a complexion beauttfler
made by dissolving a package of maya
tone in a half pint of witch hazel. Gen.
tly massage face, neck and arms with
this in the morning and It will hold all
day. It prevents the growth of hair
and will net rub off or show like pow
der, while it gives a lovely, soft and
youthful complexion.
"To make thin, short eyelashes grow
in long, thick and* silky, apply plain
pyroxin to the lash roots with thumb
and forefinger. Applying pyroxin to
straggly eyebrows will make them
long, silky and darker In color.
"For cold in the head or cheat, there
is nothing better than Mother's Salve
It is easy to use and quick to act.
Catarrh is a beauty destroyer, and
Mother's Salve will relieve catarrh if
anything will.
"Duli and lifeless hair makes a
woman look older than she should Dry
shampooing makes the hair bright,
fluffy and clean. Put four ounces of
orris root in a fruit jar and mix it
well with an original package of
therox. Sprinkle a little on the head
once a week and brush out thoroughly
This treatment cleanses the scalp and
makes the hair lustrous and wavy,
"Superfluous hairs are humiliating,
and for those who desire a hair re
mover, delatone is suggested. Make a
paste with a little delatone and water,
cover the hairs; after a minute or two
wash the skin, and the hairs will be
prone. This treatment Iβ sure, safe and
Game of Hearts Baffles Diplomat
Proposes to Six Girls on Liner
Fair passengers on the liner Mongolia who refused a chance to enter the diplomatic service by denying the
suit of Charles Campbell Jr., secretary of the American embassy at Tokyo. Reading from left to right they
are: Mrs. A. E. Sim, Miss Carmen Ghirardelli, A/t'ss Marguerite Butters, Miss Jane Hogc and Miss Mayme Hart
Alcatraz Desperadoes Who Es
caped Saturday Near Death
From Long Fast
Continued From Yam* 1
a score of years, form a narrative like
a chapter from "The Count of Monte
Cristo." Both men were in solitary
confinement in the dungeon for hav
ing refused to work, and both were
shackled with ball and chain.
Saturday night the men were left in
the dungeon while many of the other
prisoners and a majority of the guards
went as usual to see the moving pic
tures that are shown weekly. They ac
cepted the opportunity to escape of
fered and without great difficulty
sawed through the bars of their dun
geon, finding entrance into the main
corridor of the prison. Where they
secured saws or flies has not yet been
ascertained. No guards were encoun
tered and they succeeded in reaching
the outside of the prison yard.
*Not daring to swim the treacherous
channel between the island and San
Francisco, they decided to hide on the
island until an opportunity was found
to get away. A spot under infantry
barracks, where driftwood was piled
high, offered the best place of conceal
Sunday morning Mullin found an op
portunity to break into a deserted car
penter shop near their hiding place and
procured a file, with which they sev
ered from- their ankles the heavy balls
and chains that had bound them up
to that time. They filed the chains
close to their ankles, but were unable
to remove the rings to which the chains
had been fastened.
Cunning, as the convicts proved them
selves to be, they had not counted on
food or water supplies. Since Sunday
morning, when the alarm of their es
cape was flashed to the San Francisco
police, not a single opportunity to pro
cure eltller of those necessities was
found. The men were forced to face
either death by hunger and thirst or
run a chance of capture. They took
their chance and failed.
Both were cavalrymen with bad rec
ords; While confined in Lieavenworth
prison they assaplted a guard and en
deavored to break Jail, but were caught
and given heavy sentences.
They will be kept under strong guard
in the hospital until they are well
enough to be sent again to the dungeon,
and for their attempt to escape many
years will be added to their unexpired
sentences, which : were originally 8
years for Franey and 10 years for
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I lißli T*h e y are commended
Hi I IMB Others $20 to $40
168 Sutter Street
Near Kearny *
Campbell Fails to
Win Bride on
High Seas
Charles Campbell Jr. is a natural born
diplomat, which is one of the reasons
why he holds the job of secretary to
the United States embassy in Japan.
He arrived here yesterday on liner
Mongolia holding the record as the
busiest little proposer who ever em
barked on a midocean flirtation. It is
a tribute to his diplomacy that not until
he embarked**on his sixth venture was
his previous philandering discovered.
Charles is young and handsome. He
has polished manners, is a finished con
versationalist, dances well, has a sweet
barytone voice arid an impressionable
heart. Also, and to make the situation
more serious, for any but a diplomat,
the ship was crowded with pretty girls.
It would not be fair to say in what
order the proposals were tendered. Ar
ranged alphabetically, they wouM run
like this: Miss Marguerite Butters,
Miss Carmen Ghirardelli, Miss Mayme
Hart, Miss Jane Hoge, Mrs. A. E. Sim
and MIBB Helen Schweitzer.
There may have been others, for Sec- j
retary Campbell a busy young man.
As one of the girls said: "Of course,
as far as I was concerned, it never was
serious, but it really seemed as if he
were more anxious to make a record
than really to become engaged. We've
had lots of fun comparing notes since
we found out how universal was his
admiration, and we can all say this for
Mr. Campbell, that he took our refusals j
very gracefully."
Campbell denied that he had at
tempted to make any record and said
that it would be most improper for him
to discuss affairs bo delicate with
strangers. Hβ was not engaged. He
could say that with clear conscience, i
Being in the diplomatic service, he de
clined to place the blame or to admit
that there was any blame anywhere.
"But I'll tell you what I would like to |
know," he said. "Who is Governor Wil- (
son going to have in his cabinet and
is Jack Johnson still in jail?"
Chief of Pennsylvania Progress
ives Guest of Executive
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 19.—William
Flinn of Pittsburgh, one of the leaders)
of the progressive party, was tha guest I
of Governor Johnson today. Flinn ar- j
rived from San Francisco at noon. He
was met at the station by the governor
and taken to the executive mansion for
The governor and Flinn enjoyed a
two hour chat at the governor's house j
and then went to the capitol. Under
the escort of Archie Johnson, the gov- '
ernor's son, and George G. Radcliffe,
superintendent of the capitol, the Penn
sylvanian was shown the grounds and j
Flinn will leave tomorrow for Blair,
Nev., to inspect some mining , property
there in which he is interested. j,
President Elect Forgets Politics
While Enjoying Pleasures
of Island
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 19.—
President elect Wilson said today that
he was beginning to forget politics.
Mrs. Wilson and the other members of
the family have been busy unpacking.
The injury received by Wilson in an
automobile accident before the elec
tion does not trouble him any more.
The plaster on his head was taken off,
showing the abrasion had healed.
Terriffic winds prevailed here.
Wilson paid an official visit to the
governor general, General Sir George
M. Bullock, and later had tea with the
army officers.
Wilson contemplates occupying much
of his time in walking and bicycling
and preparing for future legislation.
NIAGARA FALLS. N. V., Nov. 19.—
The popular but perilous habit of cross
ing ice bridges at the falls is pro
hibited in an ordinance just passed by
the park commissioners.
"/ don't see how they do it
at the Price *' —SiSwHSi
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San Jose Bride Deserts Rich
Spouse on World Tour and
He Returns Alone
' Continued From Page _j_
We took a North German Lloyd steamer
from there for Hongkong and I 1
looking forward to coming home when
she quit me.
"There was nothing she wanted that
I didn't buy her and I supposed she
loved me ss I loved her. We were go
ing down the gangplank at Hongkong.
I was giving directions about oar bag
gage w|ien she stepped up and said:
•• 'I'll attend to my own baggage. ,
"Therr she told me that she wax
through with me. That she was going
her way and that I could go mine,
had her ticket home and offered to give
it to her, but she refused to take it.
saw her at a tourists , office and from
there she disappeared. I hunted for
her four days, all over Hongkong. ■
found her just before the Mongolia
sailed and tried to make her changf
her mind. She wouldn't budge.
" 'Goodby, then," I says, holding out
my hand.
"She gave me her hand and T took ir
and kissed it—right on the glove. And
that's the last I saw of her.
"Before I sailed I left word at the
booking agency that if she wanted
money, any amount within my mean?,
from a dollar to thousands, to send
me a wire and I'd see that ehe got
it as quick as it could be telegraphed
But no wire came, and I'm afraid I'v*
lost her." J~
From passengers on the Mongolia it
was learned that the woman baa
cabled to friends in San Jose for funds
and was coming home on the Nippon
Cavanaugh takes the loss of hie bride
greatly to heart. He wept as he told
how she .had deserted him, and all the
way jicross the Pacific he told and re
told the story of his fractured honey
moon wherever he could find listeners.
"But, despite It all," he said in con
clusion, "if she'll only come to me and
say she's sorry, I'll forget and forgive
and I'll guarantee to make her the
hepp'.est woman in San Jo«e.
house I bought is waiting for her."
The Call la now an absolutely In
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Hawver-Kcnt Nuptials Today
Result of Nature Study
KENTFIELD, Nov. 19.—The next
chapter in a romance born of a mutual
interest in the study of the flora and
fauna of California will be written to
morrow with the marriage of Dr. J. C.
Hawver of Auburn and Wise Mary E.
Parsons, consin of Congressman Wil
liam Kent, at the Kent home.
The couple met two yeare ago, at
the request of Dr. Hawver. to meet the
author of the book entitled "Wild
Flowers of California," which he had
read and admired.
Miss Parsons visited some friends in
Auburn, and there she learned Dr.
Hawver had acquired more than local
fame as a naturalist. He is the dis
coverer of Hawver*s cave, from which
has been taken many specimens of
primeval man. ancient implements of
war and domestic tools. The3e are now
at the museum of the University of
California. ta

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