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Servia has given the world an
other Joan of Arc, Molly Pitcher, or
Barbara Frietchle; another woman
whose name perhaps will ring
through the poetry and patriotism of
all lime when the war that now Is
rending Europe Is ended.
Her name is Sophia Yovanovitsch,
and when some Serb historian rises
to tel! the story of the struggle of
the little kingdom against the Turk
the name of Sophia will become a
household word In the Balkans.
When the war cloud that has hov
ered for twenty years over the Bal
kans broke and little Servia sprang
to arm i, Sophia was one of the most
ardent patriots. There were three
yourm nmn avowedly suitors for her
band, and no ermh of them she gave
the same order —not to ask her to
marry them or to seek her love un
til tl.‘- had voluntered and proved
their worthiness by serving the
country as soldiers in the array
Two both Serbs, at once rushed to the colors, but it is related in Bel
grad ; hat D dtri hesitated and finally was ordered by the girl either to
enlist r cnee or to renounce forever all thought of marriage with her. Also
it w:i! vid'nt that Dmitri loved Sophia more than he loved Servia, for he
enlisted. i
Sot c Yovanovltsch did not know that Dmitri had enlisted. Stirred by
her patriotism, she decided upon a plan. That night in her boudoir she
called her maid and, ignoring the protests of the maid, she clipped short
her great mass of IS ck hair, her crowning beauty, and, attiring herself in a
suit of clothes belonging to her younger brother, she went to Merderi, out
side of Belgrade, and enlisted as a private.
• ! ;• S r as an officer in the regiment, her brother a petty officer,
and n r sweetheart a private. One of the other men who sought her hand
in marriage also was a petty officer, and the girl, surrounded by friends, was
compelled to hide her Identity.
Not a suspicion of her sex was raised. She bore the hardships of the
journey through Bulgaria and the hard work of the regiment when it joined
the allied forces.
carnassus. His kingdom bordered on the Ceramic Gulf, on the southwest
coast of Asia Minor. Mr Morgan today is interested In things ceramic.
Mausolus’ statue In a quadriga surmounted the splendid pile. It is now' in
the British Museum. Mausolus is shown as a man with a square, deter
miruled face, with eyes deep set under overhanging brows.
Mr. Morgan looks downhill at about an angle of sixty degrees to see
the offices of John D Rockefeller at 25 Broadway. If the offices were side
by side Mr. Morgan would have the laugh on Mr. Rockefeller by 283 feet
6 inches. This eyrie of Mr. Morgan’s is thirty-one stories high, in the new
building of the Bankers’ Trust company, at the northwest corner of Wall
and Nassau streets. To reach it he rides a twelfth of a mile toward the sky
In thirty seconds. This is at the rate of a mile in six minutes. Some of his
best trains make the distance about six times as fast. Under his pyramid
Mr Morgan is quite alone with his partners. Nobody can get up there with
out his permission.
Henry Gassaw-ay Davis, the vener
able ex-senator from West Virginia,
who ran for vice-president on the
Democratic national ticket with Al
ton B. Parker in 1904. Is to retire
from active business. He will be
succeeded as president of the Coal
and Coke Railway of West Virginia
bv Richard C. Kerens of St. Louis,
the present American ambassador to
Mr. Kerens has made all arrange
ments for leaving the diplomatic
service. Tie will have a home at
Elkins. W. Va., but expects to spend
much of his time in Washington,
where offices of the railway company
are located.
Mr. Davis Is eighty-nine years old.
He has had an active career in busi
ness and politics and is wealthy. He
served in the United States senate
as a Democrat from 1871 to 1883 and
declined re-electl.m for a third term.
His son-in-law, Stephen B. Elkins,
Republican, came to- 'he senate from West Virginia in 1895 and served until
his death last year.
Davis Elkins, named for his grandfather, is a candidate for the senate
to succeed Senator Watson, Democrat, whose term will expire next March.
The West Virginia legislature, elected on November 5. w-ill have a
majority of Republicans. Davis Elkins Is a brother of Miss Katherine
Elkins, whom the royal duke of the Abruzzi w-anted to marry
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*t issue, between Great Britain and the United States, and continued:
"All these treaties furnish an admirable Illustration of the dictum once
delivered by Mr. Root, that where two nations and governments desire to
come to a fair agreement it is always possible for them to do so. With good
wilt everything can be accomplished
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J. Pierpont Morgan, master of
multi-millions, now sits under a
smoking Egyptian pyramid, just 445
feet and 6 inches up in the air in
Wall street. He is the loftiest mil
lionaire in New York.
This pyramid, which belches
smoke and steam all day long, is a
replica of the tomb of Halicarnassus,
in which were enshrined the remains
of Mausolus, ruler of Caria, who died
in 353 B. C. His widow, Artemisia,
erected It. Mausolus, from whose
name is derived the word “mauso
leum,” was an independent Persian
satrap It is related of him that
every caravan which fared forth into
the desert had to pay him its tribute
of corn, wine and oil.
It is related of Mr. Morgan that
he is fairly Independent, too, and that
railroads pay him something of a
tribute today. Mausolus fought and
whipped Artaxerxes Mnemon and mov
ed his capital from Mylassa to Hall-
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James Bryce, the British ambassa
dor, told the committee for the cele
bration of the tentenary of peace be
tween English-speaking peoples at a
dinner In New York the other night,
that nearly all wars had been due to
human folly or human passion.
He dwelt on how much better it
was to celebrate the wisdom which
had ended a war and avoided any sub
sequent conflict, rather then the want
of skill and wisdom which made war
Tbe ambassador described what
had been accomplished during his
official stay In Washington to remove
differences between the United States
and Great Britain, and to avoid dif
ferences in the future. He reviewed
the three arbitrations and several
treaties leading to a settlement of
the Canadian boundary dispute; the
Newfoundland fisheries question; the
matter of the use of the waters on
the boundary and minor points long
Tenderfoot Captures Western
Girl From Many Rivals.
Preacher Who Was an Unsuccessful
Suitor for Her Hand Will Offi
ciate at Nuptials —Other
Swains Also Present.
Grand Junction, Colo. —For two
years scores of suitors have sought the
hand of pretty Molly Reese, queen of
the cowpunchers of three states. She
has cast aside the proffer of titles, has
looked with scorn upon wealth if she
had to take it with a husband and now
announces her engagement to a S3O
--month “tenderfoot” cowpuncher.
Hal Hanson of Boston is the lucky
“cattle wrangler” who will lead the
beautiful cowgirl of the plains to the
altar. A former suitor whom the girl
discarded will perform the ceremony,
and the wedding party will include
fourteen or more ardent swains who
had their “innings,” but failed to cap
ture the prize, while the scene of the
marriage will be the home of D. G.
Graden, cattle baron.
Hanson s proficiency with the mouth
harp won him his fiuancee. The melo
dious strains from the little wind in
strument with which he surreptitiuos
ly serenaded the object of his dreams
nightly turned the tide in his favor
over almost a score of other active
The most determined rivals for the
pretty cowgirl’s hand in marriage were
four cowboys from the same camp.
Jim Hadley, Weston Hayes, Chris
Johnson and Bill Groves took turn
about each night for four months until
they learned it was no use. Henry
George James, a schoolteacher in the
Midelbow school, next tried his luck
and failed. Rev Henry Austin, a
Free Methodist preacher, was the next
victim, but he progressed no further
than four nightly calls and two sage
hens. Wilbur Jens, a schoolboy friend,
was next turned down to make room
for W. L, Henselman, a real estate
dealer of Gateway, Utah. Another
schoolteacher, a German nobleman,
going under the title of Baron von
Brudenecker, three ranchers and
numerous cowboys from the plains of
Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, who
Midfortune Befalls Possessor of
Beautiful Diamond.
Mai Takes Solitaire From Woman’s
Finger and Pawns It —Constable
Defies Gun and Carries
Circlet to Court.
Denver, Colo.—Misfortune has be
fallen each for the last three posses
sors of a beautiful diamond ring which
mow rests in the safe at the office of
the district attorney.
One married woman mourns the loss
of the ring and loss of gentleman
friend; the aforesaid gentleman mourns
the fact that he will haVe to stand trial
on a charge of larceny; a pawnbroker
mourns the fact that the ring was
snatched from him by violence by a
constable and the constable, although
he is not doing any particular mourn
ing, declares that he came near losing
his life in an effort to capture the
It all started in a private dining
room of a downtown hotel. Jack
Chandor held the bejeweled hand of
Mrs. Estelle Croxson in his own. In
a playful mood he is alleged to have
slipped off the diamond ring and
placed it on his own finger, after
which he was unable, it is alleged, to
get the ring off. The lady w-aited for
several days and the ring was aot re
turned. Chandor was arrested and a
pawn ticket on the Newton Loan com
pany was found in his pocket.
Papers to get the ring .were sworn
out and a constable started to the shop
to get the ring. The constable says
he was refused the possession of the
ring and that when he tried to get out
of the safe the son of the proprietor
of the shop drew a gun on him. After
considerable skirmishing he declares
| h. succeeded in disarming the pawn
Upon the refusal of the pawnbroker
to opeu the safe the constable deliv
ered an ultimatum to him Either the
the safe must be opened and the ring
delivered to him or he would go
for 8 moving van and transport the
entire safe to the court of Justice
j Mills.
Pacing the possibility of losing a
safn the pawnbroker surrendered the
ring, and it was turned over to the
district attorney. Providing no fur-
I ther misfortune overtakes those in
possession of the stone, it will be
i used as evidence in the Chandor trial.
belief Association Shows Increase In
Number of Poor Despite General
! York— Despite general pros
perity, there was an increase in pov
erty in New York during the last year,
i according to the annual report of the
Association for Improving the Condi
tion of the Poor. The increased cost
of living is charged with most of the
I 'responsibility for an increase in the
expenses of the association. It is
shown that 30 per cent, more money
was spent in relief work;, although the
number of families served was prac
tically the same as in the previous
That Is London Review’s Estimate of
Output of Season in Eng
London. —A statement recently made
In a dally paper that present-day
"British poets are few, and their out
put small,” is taken exception to by
several literary reviews, one of which
says that 65 books of poetry were re
ceived by it for review during three
month*, and infers that modern Eng
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a must unusual accident on a road near Newcomb, N. Y., resulted in
the killing of a deer by a small runabout. The car, which was going at
a good pace, struck the deer w 7 hen the animal tried to cross in front of it.
The car was upset, the gasoline tank exploded and the machine was burned.
rede miles on their cow ponies to bask
a while in the light of Miss Reese’s
smiles, were numbered in the long list
of rejected applicants for the hand
of the girl before the engagement of
Miss Reese and Hanson was an
And even then they would not stop,
for, despite the fact that Hanson's
horseshoenail engagement ring en
circled her left third finger, the beauty
chp.rms proved too much for an east
ern correspondent of a produce jour
nal who spent two weeks here cover
ing the outlook in western Colorado
and eastern Utah fob stock marketing.
He vainly attempted to prove that life
as the wife 'of a special writer beat
that of darning socks for a cow
City Is to Keep Commercial Vehicles
Off Fifth Avenue After One P.
M. Daily.
New York. —Because of the con
stantly increasing congestion of traffic
on Fifth avenue, which has made it
the most crowded thoroughfare in the
world, the New York bureau of high
ways is preparing a set of traffic regu
lations applying to that street alone.
The proposed new rules will keep all
commercial vehicles off the avenue af
ter one o’clock in the afternoon, will
allow' no vehicle not actually occupied
to take up space in the street and
will permit no left hand turns.
To comply with the last rule, drivers
will be required to make a complete
circuit of a block to make a direct
Man Who Tried to Kill Kansas Po
liceman in Ceil for His Crime at
Warren City, Kan,
Kansas City, Mo —An accusing con
science that five years of wandering
over the western part of the United
States and Canada failed to quiet
caused A. J. Klamm of Kansas City,
Kan., to return to his home, where he
surrendered to the police on the
Chicagoans Believe Bird, Reported to
Have Made Trip. Must Have
Crossed on Ship.
Chicago.—Did a homing pigeon fly
across the Atlantic ocean? If it did,
how? These are questions for which
pigeon fanciers of Chicago are seeking
The debates arose from a press dis
patch received in Chicago. The mes
sage read:
“Montreal —Ernest Robinson of
Westmount received word that a
pigeon he imported and which escaped
has returned to England. It apparent
ly took twelve days to make the jour
No pigeon has ever been known to
remain in air anything like the num
ber of days that would be required to
cross from Canada to England, ac
cording to members of the Lake View
Flying club, 213 G Fremont street.
The club has had a great deal of ex
perience with champion pigeons. A
member now' owns Chicago’s champion
“homer.” This bird. Guardsman, be
longs to Thomas Roell, 935 Webster
avenue. It was the only one of eigh
teen turned loose at the Johnson-Flynn
fight at Las Vegas, N. M., on the
Fourth of last July, to reach its home
in Chicago. The distance was 1,119
miles. Roell’s bird was in its loft on
the morning of August 2.
It is the opinion of members of the
club that the Canadian pigeon must
have crossed the Atlantic on a ship.
Members declare these birds must
sleep at night and feed each day, and
that they can not rest on water.
Chicago pigeons have been noted
for long-distance flights; so far as rec
lish poets place at least 264 books, 1
many of them containing good poetry,
in the hands of the public every year.
On this the Academy comments that
few of these 264 volumes contain good
poetry, many of them contain very
moderate verse, most of them are neg
ligible from a critical standpoint, and
a few of them contain doggerel that is
simply pathetic, written by persons
who never had and never will have
the remotest idea of what poetry is or
means that is to say, real poets are
few and their output very slim.
Hanson came here two years ago
from Boston. He worked in a stuffy
office as copyist until his • health
broke down. Fearing tuberculosis, he
secured work in a cattle camp on
Pinon Mesa about the time Miss Reese
attained the age of twenty and was
declared by her parents to be old
enough to receive the attentions of
men If she desired.
After the wedding Hansen and his
bride will live in a cabin In the moun
tain ranges on his S3O a month as cow
boy and what rabbits and small game
they can shoot. Later they will come
to Grand Junction, where Hanson will
continue the study of law r in a local
office. Miss Reese 13 a bera.fc'llfui ex
ample of the typical western plain*
charge of assault wAh intent to kill.
Klamm was one of a crowd of men
who in 1907 attacked. Edward Strong,
a policeman cf Ki.asas City, Kan.
Strong was badly hart and Klamm
was arrested as one of his assailants.
Soon afterward Klamm fled.
As he went to bed in jail he said:
“This will be the rint untroubled
sleep I have had in fia-e years.”
Great Sport, She Says, to Watch the
Faces of Her Victims, When Gun
Is Pointed at Them.
Kansas City. —A wo/an arrested at
No. 118 Independence avenue is be
lieved by the police to be a bandit.
An informer who caused the arrest
quoted her as follows:
“Oh. It’s lots and lots of fun. I put
on men’s clothes and go out and ‘stick
up’ people. It’s great sport watching
the funny faces they make when I
shove a gun under their noses and
tell them to stick their hands up or
I’ll perforate them. I like the
The prisoner is twenty-eight year'-;
old. She gave her tame as Mrs. May
Hears Ceremony Over Phone.
Newark, O. —When Arthur Zell of
Rochester, N. Y., and Miss Aurelia A.
May of New York were married here
the groom’s father at Waynesville, 0..
100 miles distant, heard the ceremony
read over a special long distance tele
ords show none has ever performed
a feat in any way similar to that cred
ited to the English bird.
Among Chicago’s pigeon fanciers
are many women. Mrs. Julia Banedt.
1102 Webster avenue, last year offered
a handsome loving cup for the winner
in a 300-mile race for old birds, the
course being from Bucklin, Mo., to
Chicago. M L. Simon’s entry, Lady
Banedt, won the cup from a field of
551 birds, making an average of 1,357.-
58 yards a minute.
Philadelphia Women’s Body Meets
Big Demand at 24 Cents Dozen —
War Against Merchants.
Philadelphia, Pa.—One hundred and
fifty thousand dozen eggs were sold
one day recently at stations in vari
ous sections of the city by members
of the Housekeepers’ league in the
first day of their campaign to break
the corner which they assert has been
maintained by retail dealers. Eggs
that have been selling for from 27
cents to 49 cents a dozen were sold
by the women it 24 cents. Such was
the demand at the 40 stations in op
eration that only inability to secure
enough candlers prevented even a
larger number being disposed oi. An
extra force of cardlers was engaged
to work all night to have a supply
ready f or the following day.
Asa rule, the retailers maintained
their former prices for eggs. The
wholesale price for “strictly fresh”
eggs has dvanced here from $9.30 to
$9.60 a crate of 30 dozen.
Helen R. Robinson to Introduce Bill
in Next Assembly Requiring
Health Certificates.
Denver. Colo. —Helen Ring Robinson,
who was elected Colorado s Srst wo
man state senator at the *ast elec
tion. will introduce a bill at the ne,\t
assembly requiring health cenincau
before marriage It is tinders'no-: . r
Mrs. Robinson ha- -
prominent worn
Visitor of Importance Spends a Day in the House
WASHINGTON.— It didn’t make a
bit of difference to Benjamin
Oswald Johnson, aged six, what was
going on around his little head the
other afternoon. He was busy with
his own devices? This young Ben
Johnson stumbled around the floor of
the House of Representatives, while
the real Ben Johnson, from Kentucky,
and other legislators and statesmen
thundered and argued over the legis
lative, executive aud judicial appro
priation bill.
Little Ben is one of the five chil
dren of Representative Joseph John
son of South Carolina. He kept the
House of Representatives amused
from noon until 4:39 o’clock p. m.,
when the gavel fell for adjournment.
Ben appeared on the house floor at
noon dressed in a dark blue sailor
puit. His father had troubles of his
own, for he is in charge of the legis
lative bill, and Representative Fow
ler, with his loudest voice, was out
Strange Sounds Corns from Smithsonian Building
IF you are passing across the front
of the Smithsonian Institution at
midnight and hear strange cries com
ing from the Byzantine, Norman or
rounded Gothic towers, buttresses,
battlements. groined arches and
cornices, keep your nerve. The moon
may be floating through the southern
sky. Now it will be hidden under
dense cloud masses, and then it will
burst through the black mist and cast
its silver sheen over the heavens and
the earth. Against all this, the long
red sandstone buildings, dark but for
a watchman’s lamp in the central ves
tibue, will be * submitted, it looks
gloomy and lonesome. One almost
feels the damp and stagnant vapor
that would rise from the moat around
it, if a moat were there.
You can reassure yourself that you
are not in the depths of a haunt
ed forest and before some dismal
medieval castle by looking northward
to catch the glitter of the lights in
the post office tower or by listening
to the purr and soft ripple of the
fountain not far removed from the
northwest corner of the building.
The sounds that have stopped .vou.
and it may be, chilled you. come from
Cigarette Smoking Under Ban of Censorship
CIGARETTE smoking by women
has come under the ban of cen
sureship by society women in Wash
ington, who are leading a crusade
against smoking and drinking in the
social set at the capital.
Mrs. William H Haywood, who put
herself on record several years ago,
when she served only grape juice at
the debutante ball of her daughter.
Mias Doris Hayw r ood. is one of the
leaders in the anti-cigarette move
ment, and is said to not permit wom
en to smoke in her house.
Mrs. Levi Z. Loiter, who many
think is to be the social leader in
place of the late Mrs. John R Mc-
Lean, has also declared her willing
ness to aid the crusaders against
feminine cigarette smoking.
Ice Skating a Rea! Fad in Society at Capital
THAT part of Washington society
which delights in outdoor winter
sports has started a movement to dis
cuss the ways and means of promot
ing ice skating. To that end invita
tions w r ere sent out by a committee
of Interested men and women for a
meeting which was held In the ban
quet hall of one of the large hotels.
It Is hoped the feeble efforts of “Jack
Frost” In Washington may be supple
mented and real ice skating provided
for those who wish.
The tidal basin at the foot of the
Washington monument is unsafe at
best, and then there are only a few
days’ skating on it through the win
ter. Last year the time was extended
somewhat because of the almost un
precedented cold w r eather in this re
gion. There are many expert skaters
in Washington, who come from all
parts of the world. Most of them be
long to the diplomatic circle, although
not a few are people who have spent
•the greater part of their lives in the
northern part of the United States.
Among those interested in the
propect is Major Henry T. Allen,
whose wife was Miss Johnstone of
Oil the Machine.
When the sewing machine is not
running well It is frequently because
there is a collection o? dust In the
bearings. When this is the case, the
machinery should be moistened with
kerosene, then turn the balance wheel
backward and forward. After the
bearings have become clean oil the
machine with regular machine oil.
His Snakeshtp.
Charlie, two and one-half, was play
ing In the yard. A snake ran across
the walk. “O,” he called excitedly,
“litre Is nothing with a tall on it.”
after the scalps of several of the itemi
in that bill. While Representative
Fowler was being replied to by Rep
resentative Johnson, Little Ben was
playing tag around his fathers legs,
going In and out between them In
most marvelous fashion.
Young Ben interviewed pretty near
ly every member of the house. He
didn’t wait for an introduction, but
clambered right into the laps of the
country’s law makers. From the
Democratic side he would hop to the
Republican end of the chamber and
pull out the watches of his father’s
dearest political foes, “just to hear the
wheels tick.” Uncle Joe Cannon con
tributed to Ben's war chest to the ex*
tent of a silver coin, an 1 at the end
of the day Ben's fists were bulging
with nickels, dimes and quarters,
which had been pressed upon him by
admiring friends. He leaned against
Representative Mann of Illinois while
that statesman was shooting sharply
pointed parliamentary arrows at
Ben’s own father. The WUe boy
gazed calmly into the face of Repre
sentative Sereno Payne as the great
tariff expert appeared to be sleeping
peacefully at his desk. He rolled upon
th middle aisle and forced Repre
sentative Ollie Jamas to step over
him, while the child himself was un
mindful of the gigantic figure pass
ing over him.
—not mortals —but from bats. There
are many of these aberrant Insec
tivorae or flying mammals, family
gallopithecidae, order of chiroptera.
in the shadowy nooks of the Smith
sonian building.
Satisfied that no harm is near, you
fall to thinking of James Smithson's
bequest of 1526; of James Renwick,
the designer of this building, the first
of its style not ecclesiastic, to bo
reared in the United States; your
glance goes up to the top of the tallest
tower 145 feet above tne asphalt, all
strewn with dead leaves, and your
mind goes back to the time when
President Polk and his cabinet and
hundreds of proud men. now dust, at
tended the cornerstone laying In 1847,
Mrs. John B. Henderson, who is the
arbiter of dancing and dancers in
Washington, has always been opposed
to the practice. It Is said she re
quested a fair smoker to go outside.
Lady Alan Johnston, daughter of
Mrs. James Pinchot. is one of the de
fenders of the weed, and smokes
when and wherever it. strikes her
fancy. She even puffed her cigarettes
while riding In an automobile from
one place to another.
Lady Johnston struck the first note
in the battle some time ago, when
she offered her cigarette rase to oth
er guests at a luncheon. The hostess
was a crusader, and is said to have
requested Lady Johnston, who hap
pened to be the guest of honor, not to
Mrs. Franklin MacVeagh. who has
recently completed her million-dollar
palace on Sixteenth street, has pro
vided little balconies from her ball
room windows for the men to smoke
between dances. If U-e lady guests
wish to smoke they have to go out
side also
Miss Helen Taft, at r. recent lunch
eon, displayed her displeasure openlf
when Cigarettes were passed.
Chicago. Major Allen }s also an ex
pert horseman, and with his daugh
ters, the Mfsses Jeannette and Desha
Allen, takes an active part in the
Hunt club of this city. The secretary
of the navy, George von L. Meyer, is
another of the promoters of the
scheme to “build” an Ice pond The
Meyer family is from Massachusetts,
where nature, unassisted, keeps win
ter sports going for months. The
daughters of the secretary and Mrs.
Meyer are adepts in skating, which
they learned in their native state, and
In which they had a chance to exer
cise when they were living in St.
Petersburg, to which capital their
father formerly was accredited by th
state department.
Youngster’s Opinion.
. While at dinner I gave each of my
boys, oge four and five, two peaches,
also my wife took two, while I took a
handful, and, holding the hand down,
asked the youngest, sitting next to
me, to guess how many I had. After
staring blankly at me, I turned over
my hard, showing the amount, which
was three, when the youngster said:
“Too many.”—Chicago Tribune.
In the Old Way.
The world isn't growing much wiser.
Men continue to climb feaoaa and drag
the gun after them.

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