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■tr, like the cing sin,
fcrities on all. j
■we these lessoip tfy soul —
■faith and Lovoidhou shall find
■(when Life’s suicsase to roll,
■here thou olsei blind.
|RP RETI RW THE ETEH
■CITY AND ms HIS FRIEND
I lOII.W
metropolitan Re :
Mhtur, Sur: I haot uji to this time
Is remarks in pftabout the trials
litlations, the lo and crosses, the
ligpiddead hossen ou our journey
mlhc eternal cittqsliall not allood
I, only to remalabour corn'll back
l( bo hasty as ottvin. It was in
Itf winter, thrmUow and through
ler o.reeks wilhotages and bridges
IHoora, through ferted and deso
II where no rooffas left to crow,
p squeal, no doRtark; where the
llhappy homes ued the way, and
Bchimneys stoof like Sherman’s
r a guardin thks he had made.
I>ne bos conseritained the highth
Porldly possess ponsistin of my
h 1°1 us. I reckon we’l git e;n all back alter
1 plulb.”
! “Alter while.," said Mrs. Arp li(ie an ekko,
jvnd ever since then when I allood to qur
Xoithern brethren she only replies, “after
l! iohil?."*
]>y and by the skatterd wanderers begun
if to drop in under the welcnm shades of our
i s«'-i-owtul citty. It wer a delightful enjoy
ment to greet etc home, and listen to the his
1 lory of their sufferings and misfortunes.
i Misery loves company, and arter the misery
is past there’s » power of comfort in talkin it
over and iixin up as big a tale as any body,
i wer standin one day upon the banks of the
iujun river, a wonderin in my mind who
would come next to gladden our hearts, when
I sa the shudder of an objek a darknin the
sin t hank. . It wer not a load of hay nor
an elefant, but shore enuf it wer my friend
Big John, a movin slowly, but surely, to the
dug out landing on the opposite side. His
big round face tfSsoomd more latitood when
ho saw me, and without waitin for remarks
he sung out in a voice some two staves deeper
than the Southern Harmony:
“There came to the. beach a poor exile of Erin."
“Make him fat," said I, “and you’l fill the
j hill.” Prouder to see him than a monkey
i show: I paddled the dug out over in double
quick time and bid him welcnm in the name
of the eternal citty and its humble inhabit
ants. I soon got him afloat in the little ca- 1
noo, and before I was aware of it the water!
was sloshing over the gunnels at every wab- ^
ble. “Lay down, my trend,” sed I, and he '
laid, which was all that saved us from a
wntry grave, and the naborin farms from
inundation. When safely landed I found him
wedged in so tight that he couldn't rise, so I
relieved him by a prize with the eeiid of the
paddle. As his foot touched the sacred soil
he gently separated his countenance and |
snug n i\ u nit'uii mciuuj,
“Home again—home again—from dfurrin shore,
The Yanks mag cum amt the, deoil too, hut I'll
not run ang more.”
Ileoollektin some skraps of blank verse my
self, I said with much askent, “Tell me thou
swift of foot—thou modern Asahel—oh tel!
me where is thy chariot and steer? Where
didgt thou go when I did see thee driving
tike Jehu as we did flee for life'"
“I'll tell you alP’Mpl he. “1 won't my
fridnds to know it. Bn now a man of war.
Bill, and I'm glad olB Ive done the State
some servis and sh IBows it. Ive handled
guns—yes, guns,;, [Bins of deih. I’ve
slept on my ar- !";. 1.Be I seed you—night
alter night have l siepl on my 'firms, with'
hundreds of deadly weepins all around me.
Ah Bill, Patriotism is a big thing. When
you onee break the ice, great sluices of glory
as big as your arm will jest spring up like
mushrooms in your buzzum ; and make you
feel like throwin yourself clean away for your j
country. Let me wet down and I'll tell you '
all 1 know, Bill, but as the foller* said in the
theater, “when you in your letters these un
lucky deeds relate, speak of me as I am— j
nothing expatiate »or setdown hot in malice." j
“Jest so," sed I, “exauktly—exaaktly so. j
Proseed, my hero.”
“Well you see night alter you passed me:
iny steer got away. Hang the deseeven boast! j
I hunted smartly for him the next mornin.
but I hunted more forrerds than backwards.
Leavin my wagin with a widdor woman, 1
took it afoot across the country by a settle
ment road they called the ‘cut off.' Devil of
a cut off it was to me. I broke down in sight
of a little log cabin, and never moved a foot
further that day. The old man hud a chunk
of a nag jhat worked in a slide. I perswailed
him to haul me to the e.end of the cut off, and
I know he done it for fear I’d oat up his I
smoke house. Every now and then he'd look
at.the old Oman, and she’d look at the smoke
house and then look at me. But that slidiu
bisness were the most, ortullest travellin that
I ever have had. Every time the pony’d look
back he’d stop, and when he’d start agin he
give such a jerk that my contents were in
danger. My holt broke on one okkashun, a
goin down a hill full of gullies. 1 rolld down
some twenty feet into the edge of the woods,
and cotch up agin an old pine stump that was i
full of yaller jackets. Three of the dinged
things stung me before I could rise, but I got
through the cui off and fell in with some
empty wagons that was stampedin my way.
“Gitten on to Atlant.y, a fool Irishman
stopd me right at the edge of the town and
demanded my papers. I dident liav no pa
pers. Nobody had ever axed me for papers,
but he wouldent hear an argument. As
Quarles would say, he wouldent jine isshu'e,
but marched me to an offis, and I didcut stay
there ten minets. I were sent off to Dekatur
with some fifty conskripts who wer all in
mournin, exsepin their clothes. I never seed
sich a pitiful set in my life. I talkd with em
all, and tliur was nary one but what hacf the
dyspepsy or the swinny or the rumatics or
the blind staggers or the heaves or t he humps
ar sumt bin. Well, there want none of us dis
charged, for there was bran new orders callin
for everybody for thirty days to go to the
ditches. As I couldent walk that fur, I was
ordered to Andersonville to guard the prison
ers. At Makon I met an old akwaintance,
who was a powerful big officer, and he had me
transferred to^iis department and put me in
charge of his ordinance. There’s where I
handled guns, Bill, and slep on my arms.
Whole boxes of muskets was around me, and
I dident no more mind taken a snooze on a
gun box than if it had been a couch of fethery
down. Its all in gittiu used to it, Bill—all in
the use.”
“Jest so,” sed I, that’s the way I see it—
cxaaktly so, my friend, Proseed.
It s blam 11 ucky, Bill, that 1 dident go to
Andersonville. , , , , ,
bey would have had me
alongside of Wirz, . ,
her as principal or wit
ness or sumthin, and t , ,,
, , , 'tie lyin lank would
hav had a swear or two« , , .
, . , , , . me about shootin
him on the dead line. l!efo„ , ■
, ,, , ■vyns my carkass
would hav been eat up bv theV
1 f \orms or cut
up by* Doktors, and my pikter sph., ,,
,, ■ , .... . 'V all over
a whole side of lhirptr s Weekly as a
, , , J 1 "ouster
of deth.
“Well, dkep handlin guns and bayonets *.
dangerous weepius, ontillone day I got. a fur*
lo to go to Rome. Sherman was playin bus
around Atlanta, and so 1 had to circtiinfereuc
around by the way of Selma, and the very da;
I got there, overlastin blast cm, the Wilsoi
raiders got there too. I wasent no mun
lookin tor them kaukccs in Selma than T wer:
for old Beelzebub, and both of em was all tin
same to me. Blamd if they wasent shootin a
me before 1 knowd they was" in the’ State
How in the dickens they missed me 1 don'
know, for their minny balls sung yanket
doodle all around me and over me and undei
me and betw ixt me.
“I tell you, Bill, I run like a mud turkel
lookin ahead of me at every step to find an
easy place to fall in when 1 was pluggd. An
old woman overtook me, and 1 axd her to take
my watch and my money. She took em in n
hurry and put em in herboozum. Well 1 found
a gully at last, and rolld in kersplosh, for it
was about two feet deep in mud and" water.
The internals found methere jest at night, and
got me out at the. pint of the baynet. They
'marched me to the wolf pen and there i stayd
till the fuss was over.
“Right here, Bill, I want to make an obser
vation. There was a fellow with me when I
was cotch’d, and I seed him make a sorter of a
sign to the captain, and they turned him loose
in two ininets, and he just went about any
where as nateral as a king, while I had a
crossey’d dut.chman standin over me with a
baynet grinnin from mornin till night. There
was some Free Masonry about that. Bill, and
it anotlter one ol these toot wars comes along.
I’lljine cm, if they'll let me.
••But I’m at home now for. good. I'm gwinr
to stay here like a sine die. I’m agin all wars
and fightins. I’m opposed to all rows and
rumpusses and riots. I dont keer nigh as
much about a dog tight,as 1 used to. Now, ii
one could always see the eond of a thing in ad
vance, and the eend lean all right, I wouldent
mind a big fuss, but then you know a inan e
foresights aint as good as his hindsights. It
they was, this war wouldent have broke out,
and I wouldent have lost my steer, nor my
watch. 1 never seed that woman before not
since, and I wouldent know her front any othei
woman that walks the yearth—blamed if I'm
certain whether she were white or black.
Bill, how is your offspring?”
“Hungry as usual, [ thank you my freed,'
sed I.
“How’s Mrs. Arp?"
“Rebellious, John, very; but I think she !
tie harmonized—at ter while—alter while,'
Mr. Editur, I will not relate further of these
trying adventures at this time. Big John are
now entirely harmonies, and 1 suppose his fu
ture career will be all screen.
Yours, as ever,
BILL ARP.
P. S.—Mrs. Arp wants von to git bank the
letters I writ her when she were sweet sixteen.
Them oftisers have got cm and 1 suppose have
laugh(1 all the funny part away by this time.
They contained some foul things that boys
will write when they fall in love, and my wife
sometimes used cm upon me as reminders ot
broken promises.
iSlie says, if they'l send cm, slie'l try and
forgive cm—utter white.
Dont trouble yourself much, Mr. Editur and
it will be all the same to me. B. A.
-- l O l
gjjjf'Tlie National Democratic Executive
Committee have held a meeting at Washing
ton, for general consultation, but did not come
to any determination as to recommending
any particular or special course of policy to
he hereafter pursued by the Democratic party.
A mass meeting is advertised to sustain the
restoration policy of the President, to take
place on the 22d of February.
IjieS^Thc editor of the Louisville Journal,
who has lately seen the President, sys lie is
in a vigorous state of health. This will bo
gratifying news to the country.
sgp’Gen. R. L. Gibson, C. S. A., of Louisiana,
was among the few of the passengers rescued
from the ill-fated steamer W. R. Carter Al
though picked up in an insensible condition,
lie escaped serious injury, and is now the
guest of a relative in Vicksburg. His brother
Hari Gilisdii, of Kentucky, was scalded by
the explosion
g£g“Tke Portland Argus says there is in
the possession of a family in that city a Hen
which they have had for twenty-four years.
This ancient biddv lays quite regularly, and
gives promise of good duty for years to come
jpjg'-Vfifa (complaining!v l: ‘-I haven't more
than a third of the bed.” Husband (triumph
antly); “ That's all the law allows you.”
Genuine neighborly love knows no
distinction of persons It is like the sun,
which" does not ask on which it shall shine,
or what it shall warm; but shines and warms,
by the very laws of its own being. So there
is nothing hidden by its light and heat:
Probably the largest spring in the world is
one in the centre of Huntsville, Alabama, from
which a stream of water flows sufficient to
float a thirty ton batteau. It is an object ot
great interest to the people of the neighbor
hood and visitors. Another spring in Flor
ence, in that State, throws out a body qf water
estimated at seventeen thousand cubic feet per
minute.
How the Devil Lost.
The following is too goed to be lost.
We clip it from an exchange paper, and
respectfully call the attention to it of cer
tain persons who feel disposed to spread in
the newspaper line:
A young roan, who actually do ired
wealth, was visited by bis Satanic Majesty,
who tempted him to propose bis soul for
eternity if he could be supplied on this
: arth with all the money lie could use.
! ' bargain was concluded ; the devil
was t*.,,Uppiy (ile money, and was at last
‘ to sav® vo soul, unless the young xnau
could spenb, m0re: money than the devil
could furnish. yeara pasaed away, the
roan married, w*Sxtuvaganti in his living,
built palaces, speott^ widelyt ]lMlt and
gave away fortunes. «v, yet his coffore
were always full. He tv,1(id politicians
and bribed his way to powy, nnd fulne
; witliout reducing bis pile ofv0jd. u
berime a filibuster and fitted oy K]iipS
and armies, but his banker honi'vej a|l
his drafts. He went to St. 1’aul tepr^
and paid the usual rates of interest for .1]
the money he could borrow; but though1
the devil made faces when he came to pay
the bills, yet they were all paid. One
expedient after another failed, the devil
1 counted the time, only two years that he
must wait for the soul; and .mocked the
j efforts.of the despairing man. One more
efforts was resolved upon; the man started
a newspaper ! The devil growle 1 at the
bill at. the end of first quarter, whs savage
in six months, melancholy in nine, and
broke, dead broke, at the end of the year.
So the newspaper went down, but the soul
was saved.
I'rom Lord's Detector.]
New asd Dangerous Counterfeits.
One of the most dangerous counterfeits
of the national-currency that hits yet been
uttered Is the fifty dollar compound inter
est note. It is a fac simile of the genuine
note. The general appearance, like the
‘ one hundred dollar note of the same issue,
| is calculated to deceive the best judges.
I All that have come under our observation
thus far hear date of d uly lb. 18(14, and
i letter O'. The date and letter, however,
; nitty easily be altered. The female figure
on the left end is rather coarsely executed,
and the visage of tlie male portrait on the
rigl t end is not so well done, having
much the appearance of a mulatto face.
The lettering is almost faultless; hut the
shading is heavier anti much darker than
i on the genuine note. The counterfeit is
irrower
than the old note and a fraction shorter.
Counterfeit twenties of the national cur
rency aie being extensively circulated
i throughout tlie Western States- All that
i we have yet heard of have been on the
First National Hank of Indianapolis; bu;
the plate may he easily altered to represent
i the same denomination of any other na
tiotVtil hank.
There tire, some three or four different
! plates of counterfeit twenty-dollars logal
| tender notes iu circulation. In many ca
- ses the defective engraving and had gene
ral appearance of the fraudulent note will
i enable its detection. The discrepancies
noted in the following engraved points will
be found useful in many cases in deter
mining the genuine from the had hills
though it does not hold good in all cases.
The point to which we allude is the letter
•‘h’’in the word “ the,” in the inserip
non in lower centre.
Lady Subscribers.—Tl/.$ editor of a
Boston weekly paper pays a high, and we !
believe deserved compliment to the fair
; patrons of the press. “ Woman," he says,
| ‘‘are the best subscribers in the world to i
newspapers, magazines, etc. We have !
been editor now going no for eight years,
and we have never lost a single dollar by
female subscribers. They seem to make ,
it a point of conscientious duty to pay the
ppeaeher and the printer—two classes of
| the community that suffer more by hail
; pay, and no pay at all, than all the rest
put together. Whenever we hare a wo
man’s name on our book, we know it is
just as good for two dollars and a half as a
picayune is for a ginger cake ’’
The vaults of the Bauk of franco, which
contain more treasure than any other single
spot on the face of the globe, are accessible
through an iron door, which has three keys,
and these keys an ! ,it by three leading offi
cers. The iron s . use which leads to file
vault can be detached, nud, by a chemical ap
paratus, a supply of deadly gas can be made
to permeate every part, destroying human
life in a few seconds, while the vault can be
submerged in ten minutes.
[email protected]„, In Minnesota, the gophers are very
annoying to the farmers. They are devising
ways and means to go for them.
Newspaper Influence.—A corrcs-j
pondent of the German Reformed Messen- '
ger mentions the impression produced I
upon a traveller, from Europe, while in a
Western city, by witnessing the eagerness
of Americans for newspapers. He says: ,
“ He hastily approached me with eyes
gleaming with admiration and delight.
■ What a wonderful race the American
people are.’ w as his earnest outburst, every
man with his newspaper ! See the dray
man there, sitting on his dray, eagerly
reading his newspaper; and yonder that
laborer, stopping on the comer to buy his
newspaper and further on a workman
with his paper just sticking out of his
pocket, where lie has just placed it for
further reading as lie has leisure. So I
have seen it in every American town and
city. There is nothing like it in Europe.
No other people through all its ranks can
he so thoroughly versed in the currency
information of the country and the world.
Wonderful people,’ watt his pointed sum
ming up, as if to hint at the profound
i.ihilosopy embodied ip this popular phase
inj fact. This expression brings up to
'l,w *he vast educational value and effect
o .
° •cwspaper,secular or religious in :
Amenc.., T^ciety, touching our social,
i h il iu in(li ,iftla| interests—moulding and
fashioning Kocial or politica, ,
character.”
A Tough Stoky^^^ or t1L
Olh Woman of the'^ Ctt0?Xr_A
cerrespond ent ot the Polk presg ;s
responsible for the fnllowing^yi j ^
true, makes the venerable Josep^m. ie
comparatively an infant: v ,
modern times lives now, or did a
time since, in Wisconsin, near the head
waters in the St. Croix lives. Her age is
unknown, when the oldest indians, who
know her, were young, she was an old
woman. They called her “ Nemonia.”
the Chippewa for an old woman. She is
a marvel and a wonder to all who see her,
Her body is bent nearly to the ground by
time and heavy burdens. Her face, wrin
kled and smoked in the wigwams for over
150 years, has little left of ‘ human face
divine.’
When inquired of by white men, who
were cutting timber near her wigwam, in
regard to her age, she could not tell it but
could well recollect when those tall pines
they were cutting were no larger than the
staff she held in her hand, and when she
could bend them down and break off their
branches. The lumbermen cut down those
trees and counted their yearly growth, and
many of them proved to he nearly 200
years old. And Nemonia could once bend
them to the ground. So, if Nemonia tells
the truth, she is nearly <100 years old.”
--—.—
Mkannkss.—The Boston Herald tell,,
the following anecdote of certain church
officers in the ;‘ll ub About four months
ago Mr. Lewis Fisher, a fresco painter,
while engaged in his occupation in the
ceiling of a church in Chelsea, Mass., acci
dentally fell from a staging to the pews
beneath, a distance of 25feet, breakingsev
eral of his ribs and receiving serious inter
nal injuries, which will disable him for
life, and from which he is now confined to
his house. A few weeks since the unfor
tunate man had a hill presented to him by
the trustees of the church, for repairing
the pews on which he fell, amounting to
the sum of $7 70, and he paid it!
The Empress of Mexico comes into
a very pretty fortune by her father's death.
She gets seven hundred and fifty thousand
pounds, or about three and a half million
of golden dollars, which sum is very good
consolation for the loss of a father who
had lived to ». great age. Most of this
money is placed solely in her power, and
unless the lady is very unlike her pTndcnt "
papa, she will not waste it in keeping up
the Mexican Empire. Royal personages
have learnt something of the value of
money in the last ninety years, and they
can invest it as thriftily as if they were
qutilified to compete with the Rothschilds
in the banking business Empress Char
1 tte will hold on to the spelter with a first I
as tight as it is pretty, and prefer any other i
investment than. Mexican bonds when
she settles down to live on her income.
Washington dispatches state, as if by
authority, that the Government has decided
that Mr. ltavis shall be tried for treason and
other high crimes before a military commis
sion. The signiiicant siftnmoiiing to Wash
ington, therefore, of such distinguished Gene
rals as Gherman. Sheridan and Meade, and
the arrival, also, of Burton Harris, who was j
the private secretary of Mr Uavis during
the war may now be understood.—[Memphis
Appeal.
A CMvkniEvt Custom.—fil tJfhtii'ny a vtrry
mnvenienl matrimonial cuslx.m prevails. On
■crtain fete days, the young ladies appear in
•ed under petticoats, with white, or yellow
(orders around them; the ntrtriheT of tltf*io
leuotos the portion the father is willing to
;ive his dnughter ; each white band represent -
ng silver, betokens a hundred francs of rent,
did eactj yellow band means gold; and stands
or a thousand francs a year. Tims, any
■’oiing farmer who sees a face that pleases
>*>n. Imsonly to glance at the trimmings of
he petticoat to learn in an instant what
imount accompanies its wearer A •
tSt" Another case of .interference with Ger
nan emigrants bound for the 'South, occurred
m the eighth, dt Indinnapolis. A car load of
■migrants bound to Memphis arrived at the
lepot in that city, when the agent \yas arrest
'd and carried before a German magistrate,
vho frightened (he agent into abandoning bis
largo of laborers, and quitting the place,
mr i .ate Mexican advices have been recei
reti nt New Grlcans. It is announced that'
lirougli tho disintortested intervention of
Napoleon, tho misunderstanding •betwmq*
daximillian and the Pope will be amicably
idjnsfed. In several engagements trie f hip if-'
ialists are reported te> have been nnsueoesst
'ul. A plot against the life of Mnxintyljjotija
var minister has beeii discovered? Several
tersons hava been arrested'.1' Twri'oxCbloncls
ire among the number. ,,>v
A New. Use fob Mummies*.—The editor pf
lie liiniker IIill Auro ra says that a few Sun
lays agb, lje heard a clergyman, in illtlstrnt
ng a point in his discourse, state that during
he late war, a New York merchant at Alexr
tndria; in Egypt, having occasion to furnisri
i ship with a freight homeward, was led;
mrtjy through a fear of pirate^, *o load her.
vith mummies from, the famous Egyptian
Catacombs. On arriving here, the strange
:orgo was sold Ip a paper manufacturer in
lounecticiit, who threw tlio whole .mass, th<if
inen cerement, the bitumen and the poor
etuuins of humanity, into the hopper and had
"‘’H ground to powder. “And," added the.
spun ^ “the words 1 am now reading to you
arekwrn . „
n o^jSome ot tins paper
A'Nin 'j|^XCVRf)I0N—a pleasure trip ttt
Lima, Peru, 1. , , . . . -
proposed by a select party of
jouttny mu. to jqew yorb about the
In st of t irunry, • 4 q0 occtijiy tw6 month*
time, i lie route laid-jh . :
~kii in the programme
is by steamer to AspinwB . ,, ,
. 1 m ana Panama acij
down the coast to CkMuo. ,
, .. . is announced
that a tow berths may be it , .
,, , Hired by any
agreeable persons who are not i. , ,
, . - ■ . ; old or too
stupid to enjoy the haps and mishaA ^
an expevimental excursion in j
novelty, excitement and hnppificanon, ,nj
the “nub” of the affair is peatl^ suggosleu
the further information that the prise ol
tickets for the entire trip will be one thousand ^
dollars far each person. No doubt those who
go will have a first rate time of it.
Somethin-!} New—An Ink Mine.— The
San Francisco Mining Press says a party has
recently arrived at Los Angelos from the vi
cinity of Huena Vista Ladle and the oil springs
there, having in his possession a bottle con
taining “a mineral substance very much re
sembling crude petroleum, but without any
smell, and possessing all the qualities of a
fine writing fluid. Several experiments were
made by different persons und all pronounced
it a good quality of ink, or fluid, for writing.
We dippedour pen in the fluid and wrote seve
ral linos, and could not distinguish the .differ
ence between it and the best writing fluid now
in use. When first used the color is a deep,
rich black, but after exposure to the air the
color moderates* little, still retaining a good,
and, to all appearances, durable color. A
company is being formed for the purpose of
testing the above discovery.”
A bachelor and a young lady bought
some tickets in partnership in a lottery at the
recent sanitary fair at Milwaukee, agreeing
to divide the proceeds equitably. They drew
a double bedstead, baby-crib and lunch bas
ket, und the question is, how to divide them,
or whether they shall not use them “jointly ”
Tho eit'/piiH of Amnifltfl Da nrn roia.
ing funds for the erection of a monument to
the soldiers from that city who perished in
the late war.
[email protected]„.Numerous citizens were deprived of
their Confederate insignia, last week, by order
ofGeneral Terry at Richmond.
It appears that a gentleman in Liverpool,
Hngland, shipped a lot of swiue to New York.
During the voyage, a sow had a litter of pigs,
which upon their arrival at New York could
not be landed, us they were not included in
the original manifest. The collector of cus
toms immediately telegraphed the Secretary,
asking whether the stock is liable to seizure,
whereupon the stock is liable to seizure,
whereupon the following laconic decision was
the result: »
“Land the pigs.” •
U&f The Paris Journal Des Debates
says in an editorial. “We wish Mexico
had hot become such an embarrassing mat
ter to us, and an obligation originating in
a false point of honor. Let Us try to see
the serious and actual dangers which
threaten the French policy in America,
and which make us wish our Government
would take one or the other of two resolu
tions—either boldly augment our army oi
occupation in Mexico, in order to prepare
against adjacent perils, or take counsel as
to the most suitable and prompt means for
the evacuation of the country."

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