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^ BIG STONE GAP, VA., FRIDAY. MARCH 25,1892. _ NO. 32
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I in- mvself a democrat I would as quick
j promptly defend one of them from uu
\*\ Strictures as I would another.
?'v.{,;l, of us is entitled to our preference
for'pre?ident. If I had mine undiverted
L the expedience* of the hour I would
hires southern Inan irom ''imon?s( those
who were veterans in democratic service
uforc some who are candidates were
heard of. But I realize that expediency
rou9t locate our choice, and following ex|
[pcdieiicv 1 protest against a policy so fa
[al to its efficiency.
It is evident that .we must carry .New
York to win. Hill is New York's over
whelming choice. The farmers are his
friends, The workingmen arc his friends.
The masses cleave to him. "The lambs
of Wall street" are against him, and arc
inspiring and feeding the attack on him
under mock cries of reform and purity.
Whether ?e nominate him or not, wo will
?ecd him and all his friends and their vast
:ourage and ability to pull us through.
Will wo consolidate our ranks My irisnlt
inf the men who have just plucked victory
from defeat and upon whom we must rely
to preserve it? It is the game of a mar?
plot to do it. The country is ripe for up?
rising against the exactions and extrava^
^nccs of republican rule and the threat?
ened enormities of force-bill legislation,
[fwc arc defeated in November next it
will he by those who have turned their
?uns on their friends and wasted ammu?
nition which should be reserved for their
With republicans .seizing government
everywhere they can under any pretext,
as witness Connecticut and Nebraska,
.ire there not marks enough for the riflle
practice of democratic gunners outside
ot our own ranks?
The democratic national convention will
meet ere long. Let us be ready to cheer
its nominee! Let us give every candidate
ami every section a calm hearing and a
fair show. Let us restrain hasty speech
ami premature conclusion. Let us send
men unpledged who have the good sense
ami cool direction to direct judgement to
success and to subordinate all personal
ambitions. If we act less wisely, as sure
lv as time rolls on the democracy will be
wrecked, the country will wince under
prodigality and extortion, the south will
lie visited by the rigors of force bill ty?
rannies, and we will cry aloud for Hill or
any body else who can hold out a saving
I writ*' this letter to defend against in?
justice, not as a partisan of senator Hill.
That he has been our fearless friend in
sorest m ed is enough to entitle him tu
fair judgement. He has suffered because
he was inn friend. This is enough to en*
title him to our sympathy. He is our
brother democrat, this is reason enough
why we should not egg on enemies to
strike him.
Whatever predilection any of us enter?
tain tor a particular candidate should
count as nothing compared to considera?
tions that may conduce to victory.
We of the south can only find our safe?
ty in conservatism and justice. Virgin?
ians hive fair play. Lei tis give it to Hill
and give it to all.
In earnest svmpathy with your ] atriot
ie views, and ready to join hands with
youjfor our cause whoever may be the lead
er, I am your friend and obedient servent.
John \V. Daniel.
Soiled Many Ladles' Garments?A Dan?
gerous Crank.
Paoucah, Ky., March 23.?-This place
has developed a rather exceptionable
character of the ".lack the Ripper" order.
For >ume time there has been much com
Dlainl among the ladies of the place that
a man whom none could fully describe
would spit upon their clothes as they
passed out of churches or other public
olaccs, <>r would slash their garments bad?
ly with a very sharp instrument.
The fellow would secrete himself in the
dark and would commit his depredations
as ladies passed in crowds. Lately he
has grown bolder, and was recognized by
??young lady as he spat upon one passing
just in front of her. The father of the la?
dy spat upon was informed of the matter
!<"d the suspicion, hunted the fellow up.
lb' was about to cowhide the spitter when
?hi officer took the man in charge.
The fellow is a young man known as
Ben Jones, who for years has been regard?
ed us a crank. He seems to have an anti?
pathy fur female garments, and it is said
that his mother hag lost many garments
at his hands, he stealing them out, and, af?
ter soiling them, cutting them into shreds.
Uuce he stole her entire wardrobe, and,
carrying it to the woods, cut all the gar
mc"ts '"to bits and hid them in a hollow
?huie> will bo tried for insanitv, as be is
regarded as dangerous.
Geueral Ortler From the National Head
Swr Orleans March *->4.?The follow?
ing order issued to the United Confederate
eterans has been made public:
General Order No. 42.
'hegeneral commanding congratulates
e ex-Conledcrate Veterans that as many
'" i camps have been enrolled to date
the philanthropic brotherhood of the
? "'ted C'omVderme Vetpraus, the gallant
can! l "8 l,ayi"g j*lst ^ported sevon
? Hps, besides many uiore forming in
J tl v tjtate, and that the br ave survivors
/ j11 ,asl u> he all united into a great
ben. i ?ociai', literarv, historical 'and
I e>(.lent; for the benefit of the living,
L'ul;care for the graves and the mem
?*J?four dead. Everv Southern State
!t|irV.'('I>resented Virginia, and
tH "c'"eral commanding expresses the
L wish and hope that the heroic
? ??na of that proud old Commonwealth
: f^ .uko join their comrades itr the peace
eoniJ,eiv e,lt and Christian purposes
:c' ni?'Iilteu. and that the veterans and
; a. I* 5 Vervw,'ere will immediatelv organ
! teri, i T y hy ktter t0 theSL> 5?eitiiqunr
doeum * ?e^ssary information and
?* a,i(i l,e represented at the
0?KiUSloM t0 l* helt? Orleans
i APr'? Handll next. By order of
J. B. Gouoon,
? Gt/? u General Commanding.
' fco'Moft?^8A(y?t?nt.Gen8ral(
II v and Longstreet Embrace at ft Dinner
and Create Mach Enthusiasm,
Atlanta, March 18.?A blue nnd and
gray reunion set Atlanta ablaze with
enthusiasm last night. There was only one
representative of each side, but both were
worthy the honor.
At a banquet given by the Irish so?
cieties Gen. Daniel Sickles was one
specially invited guest. The General was
announced to respond to the toast, "The
Einpiie State of the North." As the old
war horse arose on his crutches the most
thunderous applause greeted him.
The applause continued for some mo?
ments, lie hoped that in the fulness of
years that peace and good fortune would
come to the glorious Emerald Isle, so long
shrouded in deepest gloom. "One word,"
said he in conclusion, "and I am done. It
is great pleasure to meet to-night, and sit
opposite my good friend Gen. Longstreet.
[Applause.] How well we like a fellow af?
ter we have fought him. And how well
one will like the lion of the Confederacy
after having fought him. And I, most of
all, after he shot my leg off. [Great ap?
plause.] I shall never forget the warm
embrace with which he welcomed me. I
would that every soldier that fought in the
last war could have seen it." Gen. Long
street arose and Gen. Sickles placed his
arm around the grizzled veteran. As one
man three hundred men rose to their feet
and yelled and yelled. They mounted the
tables and screamed. It was a scene
never to be forgotten. The two Generals
stood with their arms around each other,
with every eye upon them. "Here we
stand together," said Gen. Sickles, "but
not as we met at Gettysburg. If General
Longstreet's honor ever needs defending
it will be defended at my hands." The
band struck up "Dixie."
Three cheers for Sickles were given
with a will. Every throat called for Gen.
Longstreet, and he again arose. He was
deeply nffected, und pointing dramatically
at the Union flag sang the opening lines
of the "Star Spangled Banner." The
audience went wild. Gen. Longstreet
made but a short talk, referring to the
battle of Gettysburg, where he met Gen.
Sickles. His few words created the wild?
est enthusiasm and the band again plaved
Manufacturers' Record Reports Increased
Rusiuess in the South.
Baltimore Mil, March 18.?The Manu?
facturers' Record says:
"Reports from all sections of the south
indicate a steady inflow of capital for in?
vestment in new enteprises. The estab?
lishment of new industries, as indicated
by the incorporation of companies, shows
that a large amount of new money is be?
ing placed where it will be of immense
benefit to the south. The railroad situ?
by the uncertainties of the Richmond
Terminal reorganization, but present in?
dications point to a plan that will place
this system and allied interests upon a
sounder basis than hitherto, and relieve
the properties of the great burden of obli?
gations it was proposed to impose upon
"The iron trade is strengthened by the
consolidation of the two greatest produc?
ers, the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Rail?
road company and the De Bardeleden Coal
and Iron company, and there is still a
prospect of the inclusion of the Sloss
Steel and Iron company in the deal.
"Our record of new enterprises for
the week shows a number of important
The California?'? Message Puts Up a For?
feit for a Fight With Sullivan.
>'i:\v Youk, March, 15.?.lohn L. Sulli?
van's deposit of $2,500 for a match against
all corners was covered this afternoon by
William A. Brady in behalf of "Gentle?
man .lim" Corbett. Brady has already
$1,000 up, and his deposit of $1,500 this
afternoon has clinched the matter. The
mill, it is probable, will take place in New
Orleans some time during the first week
of September.
Sullivan would prefer to meet either
Mitchell or Slavin. but Corbett is the first
to put up his money. He has been want?
ing to fight the big man for some time,
but this is the first opportunity he has
had to prove that he is anything but a
binder. The fact that the two men are
matched will be gratifying to the New Or?
leans people as the Athletic Club especial?
ly designated its preference for Corbett
when it made its offer of a $:25,000 purse
for a go to a finish between the world's
champion and any one of his numerous
-,?? ^> .
Ex%enator Tabor and Other Distinguished
Politicians In a Poker Game.
Denver, Col., March 19.?A very sen?
sational suit was heard in Justice Stid
ger's cOurt yesterday. John T. Hudson
sued J. A. Cherry for a gambling debt to
recover $sJ0H paid for Cherry in balancing
up after a poker game iu Hudson's fash?
ionable gambling-rooms ou Arapahoe
st reet On the night o( May 13 the game
started and the players were ex-Senator
Tabor, Judge T. A. Rucker, of Aspen
(then holding court in Deuver), Senator
John Pool, Capt. John Sewall, J.T. Yank
ton and J. A. Cherry, so Mr. Hudson tes?
tified. Cherry lost $1*03 and asked Hud
sou to pay it for him, which be did. Cher?
ry on the' staud admitted the debt* but
claimed that he did not have to pay it, as
he was intoxicated while at the game.
The Justice nipped a highly sensational
trial in the upper court by deciding that
the circumstances oftbo game and the
nature of the debt Mr. Hudson could not
collect, Ex-Senator Tabor,. Judge E.
Rucker, Capt. Tom Sewall, Senator Pool
ang Mr.?Yaukfou were not up ae witness?
es, but their itatue? were frequently and
irreverently used by both the plaifltiffftn/d
And as the Result Two of His Sisters Lay
Nashville, Ten.v., March 19.?Two girls
lie dead from arsenic taken in a cup of
coffee last night, three others of the family
are sick with the poison and the brother
of the girls, a 19 year old youth> is
watched by the police as he lies on his sick
bed under suspicion of being answerable
for the crime. Last night at their home at
1037 Broad street, Mrs. K.M. Melroseand
j her five children, sat down to supper, the |
latter being Robert, David, Minnie, Mattie
and Katie. Katie, aged 14 years, died, at
8 o'clock this morning and, Mattie aged
17, died about an hour and a half later
while the inquest was not completed this
morning, such facts were brought out as
caused Chief Clark to leave an officer in
charge of Robert Melrose, who lies sick
from the poison himself. All except
Robert were taken very sick at the table
and despite medical attention the two
girls died. Robert did not appear to be
ill when he went for the doctor this morn?
ing, and the attention of the doctor was
not called to him last night. In the doctor's
opinion had Robert taken the coffee con?
taining the arsenic the effect would not
have been delayed till this morning. Rob?
ert is about 1:1 years old and has been a
wayward boy. No motive is known for
the crime.
Her Anti-Jew and German Policy React?
ing on Herself.
St. PrrEnsBrno, March 18.?There is a
general feeling of uneasiness, almost
amounting to panic, in financial circles.
It is the result of the Guenzberg failure.
For the firt time the moneyed interests of
St. Petersburg appreciate to its full ex?
tent the effect of the persecution of the
Jews and the anti-German policy of the
Government. It is confessed, although
no one dares to publish the fact, that the
failure of Guen/.burg was caused directly
by the anti-Semitic and anti-foreign pol?
icy of the Czar. The business of this im?
portant and well managed house was as?
sailed aud ruined in every direction.
Their great,and up to a recent period suc?
cessful, industrial and commercial enter?
prises, were attacked and undermined,
both directly and indirectly. There work?
men were driven from the country, and a
ban was put upon them in every way that
the Government and its satellites could
contrive. The ruin has come, but not to
Guenzburg & Co., alone. Many Russians ,
of prominence, both in business and so?
cial standing, are among the losers, and
their confidence in the wisdom of driving
Jews and Germans to the wall is not as
strong as it was.
James Hall is Missing, and so is 9330 of
His Wife's Money.
Itristol Courier.
[ James Hall and family lived in what is
known as the old Aidlett property, in
! West Bristol. But James is not there
now, nor has his family any idea as to his
present whereabouts.
Hall and his wife were negotiating with
I a gentleman for the purchase of a small
farm on the Reedy creek road, about eight
j miles from Bristol. The gentleman, whose
name the reporter could not learn, fixed a
price-of $330 on the land, and Hall and
wife agreed to buy.
I Mrs. Hall had$.')00 deposited in the
I National bank of Bristol. On Wednesday
! she and her husband drew the money out.
[ Hall took $330 and started off, ostensibly
for the purpose of visiting the farm, clos?
ing the land trade, and making arrange?
ments to move down.
Friday the gentleman who owns the
land came to Bristol to see Hall. He had
packed his household goods preparatory
to moving out and giving Hall and family
possession, but Hall had not been thtre
and deposited any mony as a guarantee
of good faith. Nor has he been seen
Hall has no trade. He is a common
laborer, and worked most of the time at
the furnace. He is tall and lank, is blind
in one eye, and when he left Bristol be
wore a broad-brimmed slouch hat and a
drab-colored check suit. He was going
out the South Atlantic and Ohio railroad
whdn last seen and that is not in the di?
rection of the Reedy Creek road. A very
few think he might possibly have been the
victim of foul play, but the general im?
pression is that he took that $330 and
Jay Gould in El Paso.
New Okleans, March :20.?A. Times
Democrat El Paso, Tex., special says:
There is no longer any speculation as to
Jay Gould's intention as regards bridging
the Rio Grande river at this point and
making a direct connection with the Mcx
can Central at Juarez, Mexico. His at?
torney will appear before the city council
at its next meeting and present a petition
asking the right of way through certain
streets, closing up of others and sundry
concessions necessary to facilitate the
Texas Pacific in reaching the river. El
Paso is disposed to grant anything rea?
The Tables Turned.
Courier Journal. '
An interesting and bitterly fought case
consumed all yesterday afternoou in the
Circuit Couit. N. B. Dotson was arraign?
ed on the charge of obtaining by false
pretenses. He was indicted several weeks
ago. Dotson, it was alleged, obtained by
misrepresentation $18,444 from the Bnrt
lett-Drake Lumber Company of Chicago.
Dotson is a mountaineer of some means,
liviug at Wise.Court-house,A*a, He own?
a great deal of timber land In Letch er
and Knott counties. - A great deal of this
timber was sold by Dotson to theBartlett
Drak? Lumber Compuuy, and tue mosey
paid over. Since then the allegation was
made that Dotson did not own the land or
the timber, and his arrest and indictment
Dotson pleaded not guilty to the charge,
and for his defense exhibited a deed to
the lands in question. The deeds were
found to be correct in every particular,
and the statement was brought out in
court that the lumber did not come up to
the expectations of the company that had
contracted for it, and that Dotson's ar?
rest followed.
The attorneys spent some time in ar?
guing the case, and it was ? o'clock when
the jury was handed the indictment. In
a short time a verdict of acquittal was
brought in.
Dotson and his attorneys had anticipa?
ted this, and the moment he had been de?
clared not guilty he filed with the Clerk
of the Court of Common Pleas a suit
against the Bartlett-Drake Lumber Com?
pany. In this he asks for damages in the
i sum of $25,000 for false arrest.
Although N. B. Dotson, of Wise Court?
house, Va., was acquitted of the charge
of obtaining by false pretenses, $18,440
from the Bartlett-Drake Lumber Company
he will have to come into the courts again,
the lumber firm last evening having filed
suit for the recovery of the $18,440, and
for $25,000 damages. They allege that
Dotson owns no land in either Knott or
Letcher counties, and that many of his
quit-claim deeds to timber arc forgeries.
They also allege that some of the timber
he pretended to sell them had been re?
moved several years ago.
Lynched Near Warrenton, Virginia, Early
Friday Morning.
Wahre.vto.v, Va., March 18.?Lec Hcff
lin and Jas. Dye, who last fall murdered
the Kines family, were lynched Friday
morning at two o'clock near Gainesville,
Prince William county.
The men were to have been hanged to?
day, but a stay of proceedings had been
The Warrenton authorities fearing vio?
lence last night took the men from
jail, placed them in a vehicle and started
them for Alexandria. A party of sixty
men was hastily formed, who overtook the
vehicle near Gainesville, overpowered the
guards, and hanged the murderers to a
tree and riddled their bodies with bullets.
Sensational Documents Which are [Caus?
ing Excitement in California.
Fbesno, Cal? March 23.?The letters
found in the Terry mansion yesterday ate
the one topic of conversation. One has
been made public, in which the writer,
who says he was formerly sheriff' of one
of the counties in the State two months
before Terry was killed, avers that he was
offered twenty-five thousand dollars by
certain parties, whose names he could not
then reveai, to kill Judge Terry. He was
assured immunity from the law. The
writer further asserts that he rejected
the proposition, and was soon after warn?
ed that if he disclosed the offer he would
be murdered, and was advised to leave
the Stat at once on pain of assassination.
In the letter was enclosed $200 in United
States bills. The writer left the State,
and went to Dubuquc, la., where the let?
ter is dated, and requested Mr.s Terry to
come to Dubuque and visit him, and
promised to put her in possessian of all
the facts and proofs of the conspiracy.
Other letters are said to throw light on
the peculiar phases of the Sharon case.
Among other things disoovercd was a red
hot philipicfrom the pen of Judge Terry
against Judge Field, which has never
been published and several thousand
copies of . printed pamphlets, making
grave charges against Judge Field, en?
titled "Character and Career of Stephen
J. Field, as it is known in California."
The Chicago Breweries' Combine.
The immense brewery corporation cap?
italized at $20,000,000, of which a full re?
port was published in the Inter-Ocean
last Saturday, will probably entirely rev?
olutionize the Chicago beer business. The,
deal is the largest and most important in
the history of the trade, and rivals the
famous whisky trust.
The prime mover in the deal, the P.
Schoenhofen Brewing Company, is the
same firm that caused such a rumpus up
in Milwaukee among the local brewers
there by establishing the first branch of
any importance for the sale of outside
beer in that city.
It appears that ever since the Milwau?
kee brewers have been making the most
strenuous efforts to prevent it becoming
publicly known that Chicago beer is being
sold in their city. Nearly every brewer
in Milwaukee is vitally interested in hav?
ing this kept quiet, as there is no doubt
but that it will seriously affect the entire
shipping and export trade of that city,
which amounted last year to somewhere in
the neighborhood of 2,000,000 barrels.
When He Was Taken to the Scaffold to be
Washington, March 20.?Dr. Tilden, for?
merly chemist at the National Medical
Museum, speaking of Guiteau. President
Garfield's assassin, said that the assassin
went to the scaifold in a semi-drunken
condition. "This," added the doctor, "was
a necessity. You are aware that when the
squad of soldiers entered the jail rotunda
a short while before the execution and
came to order arms with a loud bang,
Guiteau fell over in a dead faint. His nerv?
ous system was shattered and the physi?
cians felt they would be unable to get him
to the scaifold. A consultation was held
and it was decided to give a dose of brandy.
This was done, and he got a big dose, too.
Not. being used to drinking the dose went
to his head and his 'Oh Lordy* song on the
scaffold was, in my estimation, a drunken
The Rt, Rev. A. M. Randolph, the as?
sistant bishop of Dioeese of Virginia, will
preach at the Episcopal Church at Big
Stone Gap, Va., Thursday night, March
lib The public is cordially invited to be
present at this service.
Hobt. S. Cauie?, Rector.
An Interview With E. J. Bird Jr., la Which
He Telia About Hin Own Furnaces, And
the Probability of Others BeJjog.I.ocated
Mr. E. J. Bird, Jr., ot Ironton Ohio, was
in the city this week. Mr. Bird has lately
been elected President of the Appalachian
Steel k Iron Company whose two furnaces
here are so near completed. Mr. Bird was,
seen by a Post reporter, and asked about
what time they would commence making
"We expect to blow in one of our fur?
naces within the next, ten days or two
weeks,he said, "only one of the furnaces
will be ready for operation at this time,
but work on the other will be rapidly
pushed and completed. I have ordered
shipments of coke from Pocahontas to
commence on the 28th of March and we
will be ready to commeucein a day or two
afterwards if the track to the ore banks
is completed in that time. Nothing re?
mains to be done about the furnace now
but to do some cleaning up and put more
sand in the pig pit. This work will take
but little time and we will be ready just
as soon as we can get the ore to the fur?
"What do yon think about your ability
to make iron cheaply here?" asked the re?
porter. *
"We can make iron cheaper than Bir?
mingham, and consequently cheaper than
it can be made at anv point in this coun?
"How about the supply of iron ore?"
"I have no doubt about the abundance
of ore in this locality. My father located
these furnaces after a thorough investiga?
tion of the field, and his wide experience
as an iron-maker render his judgment in
such matters invaluable. He is entirely
satisfied as to the quantity and quality of
the ores around Big Stone Gap."
"What about the reports that you are
negotiating to locate two more furnaces
"Yes, it is true that I am here this time
on this business especially. I am in com
j muuication with two large Pennsylvania
concerns that desire to put up furnaces
here and they will do so if they can make
suitable arrangements. The advantages
that Big Stone Gap has for the manufac?
ture of iron, are beginning to be recog?
nized, and these concerns looking out for
a new location, naturally turn towards
Big Stone Gap. Yes, I think these two
furnaces will be within a radius of a few
miles of Big Stone Gap; just where, lean
not say as yet, the negotiations have not
been completed."
Double Tragedy in Hancock County, Tenn?
On last Monday night an unfortunate
affair occurred on Clinch river, in Hancock
county, Tenn. A county officer by the
name of Wilburn, accompanied by a young
Mr. Lackey, went to Wiley Templeton's
house for the purpose of arresting the no?
torious outlaw, Jim Wright, who some
months ago was captured in Missouri and
brought back and placed in the Snecd
ville jail, to await trial for the murder of
a man by the name of Osborne. Wright
made his escape from jail a short time
ago, and has since been on the "scout.''
Having learned Of his whereabouts, Wil?
burn and Lackey went to Templeton's for
the purpose of re-capturing him. On ar?
riving at the house Templeton refused to
allow them to enter, and resisted, as we
learn, by resorting to his "gun." At this
stage of the unfortunate affair firing com?
menced which resulted in the death of
Templeton, and during the excitement
Wilburn and Lackey became separated.
After Templeton had been shot Wilburn
thought he saw Wright trying to make his
escape under cover of darkness. He fired
at the object in the dark, and at the crack
of his pistol a man fell and a groan was
heard. On going to him with a light
Wilburn found he had made a terrible
mistake, for there before lay his friend
Lackey breathing his last. While all this
sad tragedy was being enacted Wright
succeeded in making his escape from an
up-stairs window.
Prompts a .Han to an Unusually Generous
[From the New York Recorder.]
He wore an old uniform of Mil and held
out his hat to every passer-by in the Bow?
ery yesterday. Or, rather, he had his hat
stuck on a peg near by, for, as he had no
arms, he couldn't have held out his hat if
he wanted to.
No arms; no legs.
Some of us dropped a cent or a dime
now and then, but that was about the
limit. By and by along came a gentleman
who looked the beggar over carefully and
then handed him a new ten dollar note.
"By the great guns of Gettysburg!" ex?
claimed the aged veteran, tears stream?
ing down his face, "this is the greatest
kinduess 1 have ever received In my life.
Kind sir, excuse me while I weep,"
"Not at all," said the stranger, kindly.
"I give it to you freely; take it aod well
"It is so unusual," sobbed the man.
"I?I?really, hardly know what to say/*
"Oh, say nothing at all," suggested the
gentleman, smiling, and starting to move
"But," ejaculated the cripple, between
his sobs, "would you mind giving me your
name, kind sir, that I may remember you
in my prayers?"
"Not at all," said tbe man rubbing bis
band. "I am the surgeon who did the
carving, sir, and although I was young
then, I see now that it was a good job.
The ten is merely a mark of professional
.pride; that's all"

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