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ST. PAUL, MONDAY, JUKE 11, 1888;
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Washington, June 11, 1. a. m.—lndica
tions for Wisconsin and Michigan: Light to
fresh westerly winds, becoming variable and
southerly; cooler, followed. Dy warmer, fair
weather. For Minnesota, Nebraska, lowa,
Dakota and Colorado: Light to fresh south
erly winds; warmer, fair weather.
St. Paul, June 10.— following obser
vations were made at 8:48 p. m., local time:
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Huron...:. 30.02 64 Fort Garry 30.04 50
Moorhead. 30.02 58 Minnedosa 29.98 52
St Vincent 30.04 54 Calgary.. .. 29.60 60
Bismarck. 30.00 64 Dandin.. .. 29.84 50
Ft Buford 29.90 68 On" Ap'lle. 29.90 04
Ft. Custer. 20.78 «>s Medice 11. ___\ 04
Now is the summer of our content.
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A Wisconsin resort having had a
waterspout, the watering place season
may be regarded as fairly on.
Minnesota's summer resort season
having begun, there is balm in Gilead,
no matter how hot politics may become.
A real live prince, and a Bonapakte,
too, is visiting in Washington, and the
Washington girls have got out their
The Minnesota gubernatorial candi
dates will take more interest in the
presidential canvass after the state con
Uncle Ben Butler has declared for
Cleveland, but perhaps it would be as
well not to give this fact too great
Perhaps a desire to become the
Blame legatee has influenced Gresh-
AM in the adoption of tariff views of the
Blame stripe.
DULUTH is unanimously of the opin
ion that Hon. R. P. Flower, who has
invested a good deal of money in the
town, is certainly a "daisy."
. Gresham has determined to spend no
money in an effort to secure the Repub
lican nomination. The judge knows
better than to put money in a sink
. The stock market is weak, but the
Western real estate market is strong.
To use the slang of the day. Eastern
Investors are taking a tumble to them
Mi:. Thurman has already demon
strated by his recent speeches that he is
a good deal younger than many men
whose years are a good many fewer
than his.
— '■ >••»■
Since it has appeared that the Re
publicans must nominate the man for
president who has the biggest "bar'l"
Alger stock has taken a distinct up
ward tendency.
Tin-; Hon. Albert Scheffeb says he
does not indorse the present Democratic
administration, but he does indorse the
reduction of taxation. There seems to
be some inconsistency here.
Northwestern people generally,
and the farmers particularly, should
ponder over the exposition of Gkesh
am's tariff views in this morning's
GLOBE. They will find much food for
The Hon. Knute Nelson ought to
attend the Fifth district convention,
but in his absence Farmer Gilman, who
knows something about Fifth district
politics himself, may make a very good
A Montana editor has been suing a
couple of his editorial brethren for libel.
In the "good old days" the suing would
have been done with a six-shooter. The
iconoclastic hand of civilization has
been seen in Montana, as well as else
No one has more authority to speak
for Judge Gkesmam than Editor Joe
Mkoii.i., of the Chicago Tribune, for
Mr. Medill was the father of the
Gresham presidential boom and has
fostered it through all the vicissitudes
of its short but eventful career. For
this reason the Globe invites the care
ful consideration of our Minnesota
farmers to an interview Mr. Medill
had with the New York Press the other
day, and which is reproduced in the
columns of this issue of the Globe, and
in connection therewith the editorial
comments of the Press on the same.
An effort has been made by the Pioneer
Press and other professed low tariff ad
vocates in Republican harness to induce
the Republicans of Minnesota to believe
that they were supporting Gresham
because of his low tariff views. Mr
Medill, who is the authorized spokes
man for Judge Giie ham, comes out
flat-footed in the assertion that
Gresham is not only a protectionist
from away back, but he is a protection
ists of the most ultra Blame type.
And upon that assurance the New York
Press, an ultra-protection organ, hoists
the Gkesiiam flag and pledges its sup
port to the Western man who has what
it considers the courate to champion
protection in a section where a low
tariff sentiment is dominant.
The Globe does not question Judge
Gresham's right to be a protectionist,
nor do we criticise this frank avowal of
his high tariff views. We simply wish
to undeceive our Minnesota farmers
with Republican tendencies who have
been tricked by the leading Republican
organs in this state into the belief that
Judge Gkesiiam is a low tariff man.
There is at leastone English newspaper
which lias the good fortune to be fairly
posted on American affairs. It is the
Loudon Daily News; and as an evidence
that it is well up on American topics,
hearwhat it says of the St. Louis nomi
nations: "As there is an absence of any
serious opposition, the president's re
election may be considered assured.
He is not less fortunate in his enemies
than in his friends. The Republicans
cannot hope to find any strong candi
date, and the chances are that Mr.
Cleveland will sweep the country as
he swept the convention, and that the
Republican party, in the form in which
it hitherto existed, will become a thing
of the past."
It is altogether probable that the Lon
don editor has had an interview with
Mr. Blame touching Republican pros
The Fifth district woods are full of
aspiring statesmen who are anxious for
Knute Nelson's shoes. The Republi
cans who have inclinations that way
will measure swords at St. Cloud to
morrow, and from present indications it
is likely to be a lively tourney. With
five announced candidates in the field
and five times that number with light
ning rods prepared to catch the nomina
tion in case of a deadlock, the St. Cloud
convention is bound to be a spirited af
fair. The Globe gives the lay of the
field as it is seen this morning, and wil
continue to make a full record of pro
ceedings as the entertainment pro
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Minnesota people do not thoroughly
appreciate the boon nature has given
them in the hundreds of lakes to be
found within her borders and within
easy access from her many towns and
cities. Each one is a natural summer
resort, and yet for the most part all are
without honor in their own country.
Perhaps it is because of the familiar
ity which breeds contempt that the
lakes are so scantily appreciated; but,
whatever the reason, the fact remains
the same— that it is chiefly to those who
come from beyond our borders that
their merits are known. Minnesotians
are more apt to seek their summer pleas
uring away from home, and are just as
likely as not to spend their summer va
cation, after days of tiresome travel, at
places where the natural advantages
and attractions are no greater than
those of lake resorts within a few min
utes or hours of their homes.
But it is those who find themselves
unable to take vacations of any ex
tended duration, whose circumstances
or occupations confine them closely,
who should learn to appreciate the fact
that at the adjoining lakes they can
enjoy the advantages of a summer
resort without interfering seriously
with their business or their pocket
books. In fact, the lakes seem espe
cially designed for the convenience and
the pleasure of the Stay-at-Home club.
No time is wasted in going to or com
ing from them, a brief season of vaca
tion, if one happily may be taken, may
be economized to the utmost, and the
greatest possible amount of rest secured
with the minimum expenditure of time
and money.
But each year lake resorts are becom
ing better known to home people, and
more popular with them. There is ac
cordingly ground for the belief that the
time is not far distant when by their
numbers Minnesotians will testify their
belief that Minnesota possesses at
tractiveness for summer vacation seek
ers which no other state can surpass.
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What fools these mortals be; or, to
make it more pointed, what fools these
politicians be when they start in to
trump up campaign stories against the
opposition candidates. The most ridic
ulous instance of campaign folly that
has yet been known is the story the
Republican press has sprung on Presi
dent Cleveland, that he is unkind to
his wife. It illustrates the paucity of
campaign material, and also to what
depths low-down politicians will descend
in search of mud to throw at a candi
date. And yet there is something
amusing in the way these mud hunters
are attempting to create a feeling
against the administration by de
faming the president. Aware of
the popularity of the mistress of
the White house among the masses,
they thought it a cute trick to
turn on the president to work up a
personal feeling against him by work
ing up sympathy for his wife. The de
tainers dare not specify any overt act of
cruelty on the part of the president
toward the partner of his joys and of
his fame. They content themselves by
hinting it in a general way, and by
establishing a gossip bureau at the na
tional capital they expect to circulate
the slander in a general way, so that no
one particular person can be held to
account for it. When the newspaper
correspondents at Washington who
seek only for truth and eschew sensa
tions undertook to run the rumor down
the most they could get out of the pro
fessional detainers was that the presi
dent had been heard to speak cross to his
wife, and she seemed all broken up
over it. Upon investigation, it was
found that one day when, the president
was busily engaged in looking over a
batch of important state papers which
had to be disposed of that day, the hoy
denisb little mistress of the White house
skipped into the room, snatched the pa
pers from his hand, and, seating herself
in the great man's lap, put up lier sweet j
little lips for a kiss. If the fate of na-
tions had been trembling in the balance
the president could not have resisted
the temptation to take time to plant one
that sweet mouth, and he did
But when the kiss was given he briefly
explained to her the pressing nature of
his official business, and that further
caressing would have to be deferred
until a later hour in the day.
And then, just as any loving young wife
would do, the mistress of the White
house pouted a little and wanted to
know what affair of state could be of
more importance in the eyes of her lord
than her own sweet self. And it was
just upon such a slender circumstance
as this the mud-hunters built their col
umny. The other story started about the
same time, that the president snored
and disturbed his wife's rest, died
a-borniu'. _
Human nature, and especially sympa
thetic human nature, is prone to be im
posed upon. It is creditable to the race
that the charitable instinct exists, de
veloped to a greater or less extent, in al
most every breast; and it is also dis
creditable to the race that a willingness
to impose upon each other is pretty
wide-spread, These two intimately re
lated facts have received numerous
practical illustrations in St. Paul within
the past week. Several applicants for
aid have received substantial assistance
from numerous charitably disposed peo
ple, and it has been subsequently • dis
covered that the recipients of alms were
utterly unworthy of consideration ; that,
in fact, they were impostors out and out.
As a rule, people of generous disposi
tion, listening to a moving tale of dis
tress, are inclined to take the chances
of being deceived.even though they may
doubt the genuineness of the stories
told them, through fear that ' a deserv
ing person, whose needs are really great,
may be turned away empty-handed.
Happily, however, there is a way to
afford assistance where it is really de
served, and to avoid all possibility of
being imposed upon. It lies in giving
all aid to applicants through. the relief
society. This organization makes it its
business to inquire into the merits of
all applicants for assistance. The wor
thy have their wants immediately re
lieved, the unworthy are prevented
from further imposing upon a chari
table public. .
It costs practically nothing to become
a subscriber to the relief society, while
such subscription insures the comfort
able feeling that any aid given will be
worthily bestowed. The blanks of the
society should be found in every house
and office in the city.
It is evident that the friends of Candi
dates McGill and Merriam are anxious
to give Candidate Scheffer all the
rope on the reel, in confident assurance
that he will wind himself up. And,
from the way he is entangling himself
here latterly, he is likely to fulfill their
most sanguine expectations. The pains
that he is ■ now taking to con
vince up-country people that he has
never had any sympathy lor the
Cleveland administration does not
consist with the platform on which he
accepted a nomination from the Fann
ers' alliance. If Mr. Scheffer repudi
ates the Cleveland tariff policy he is
going squarely back on the alliance
platform. There is no rubbing that out,
for the platform's indorsement of Mr.
Cleveland's position on the tariff is so
plain that he who runs may read, and
there is no necessity for a wayfaring
man to err therein.
Press Comments on the "Winning
Ticket of the Year.
Kansas City Times.
The deliberations of the national con
vention must be regarded by the coun
try as conclusive of the issues before
the people. The annunciation concern
ing the tariff is clear, unequivocal and
satisfactory. It may be further safely i
asserted that our permanent and en
during tower of strength was shown in
resisting the dictation of the senatorial
boss. The , nomination of Cleveland
and Thurmun upon the second planks
of the platform was made in spite of
the malign forces present at St. Louis
to accomplish a different result.
Gorman Did Very Well.
Chicago Herald.
The St. Louis platform is sound. The
humor of the convention promised as
much. Yet it is to be said of Gorman
that he did very well for a high-tax
man. There must be politicians of the
winning nature who are willing the peo
ple should win so long as the politicians
be not left behind. In this way Gorman
found it possible to concede much to
Watterson and Scott. The platform is
for lower tariff. The protest of Cooper,
who declared to the convention that the
resolutions were none of his make,
comes with a welcome sound to poor
taxpayers. Both Barnum and Cooper
have a pecuniary interest in maintaining
high taxes. They receive in subven
tions more than they pay in [the levy,
Their loss is the . people's gain. Their
protest is the seal of genuine reform,
which every Jeffersonian may now at
tach to the declaration on which Cleve
land and Thurman ask re-election.
-No Despot He. .
Philadelphia Times.
All accounts agree that the presenta
tion of Mr. Cleveland's name was re
ceived in the convention with an enthu
siasm that has scarcely been excelled at
the nomination of any of the most pop
ular candidates of either party in the
past, and this without any of that arti
ficial excitement that is engendered by
a contest. The fact is a very signifi
cant indication that Mr. Cleveland's
leadership is not that of an official des
pot controlling unwilling slaves, as
some Republican writers represent,
still less a mere result of the accident of
office, as is somewhat inconsistently sug
gested by the same class of his oppo
nents, but that it has been fairly won
by his personal strength and courage
and is freely and -spontaneously ac
corded him by the great popular senti
ment ot his party. t
Scared Already.
New York Mail.
But it would be foolish for Republi
cans to underestimate the especial
strength of this self-made Caesar, in this
immediate region, where the great po
litical battle of 1888, for at least the rest
of this century, is to be fought out.
We mean the metropolis and its su
burbs, including the greater portion of
the peoples of New Jersey and Connec
ticut. Right here, and not in the natur
ally Republican Western States, will
the battle for American policies, ideas
and interest be fought out. And right
within a radius of fifty miles from the
city hall will the greatest struggle since
that of 1»*0 be be decided, tor or against
American principles.
It Is the Dawn.
The Democracy no longer hides in
the darkness; it stands forth bravely in
that fierce light that beats upon a party
committed to high purposes, and con
tending in season and out of season for
the faith once delivered to the saints.
It is the party of patriotism and prin
ciples; the party of peace, union and re
form ; the party of the people; its watch
word is freedom ; its creed is the consti
tution; its flag is the stars and stripes.
Cleveland and Thurman.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
The work of the Democratic national
convention is e.ded, and it leaves noth
ing to regret. Earnestness and enthu
siasm marked its every stage: and if,
occasionally, there occurred sharp dif
ferences of opinion, they served only to
strengthen the character of the work
done and to emphasize the absolute har
mony of the conclusion. Two better
candidates could not have been chosen;
and. headed by them, the party moves
forth to a certain and glorious* victory.
Cleveland and Victory.
Boston Globe.
The unanimous wish of the Democ
racy has been formally declared and
Grover Cleveland lias once more been
put in nomination for the highest office
in the gift of the people.
His triumphant election next Novem
ber is almost as well assured to-day as
was his unanimous nomination two days
ago. For there is no respect in which
Mr. Cleveland is not stronger now than
he was in ISS4.
Must Come to Time.
St. Cloud Tribuue.
The work of the St. Louis convention
leaves the Republicans no choice. There
is no room for further bickering. It is
no time to speak of this candidate or
that candidate. It is an hour when only
the needs of the party are to be consid
ered, and when personal friendship
must be put aside and the factional
strife lost in an effort to reinstate in
power true Republicanism.
Honest and Positive.
Pittsburg Post.
As a whole the platform is a magnifi
cent statement of the faith of the De
mocracy of the Union. It is clear, hon
est and positive. It is a declaration that
honors the candidates who will cham
pion it, just as Cleveland and Thurman
honor and inspire the Democracy.
Strong in Itself.
St. Louis Republican.
No ticket put in the field by the Dem
ocratic party has ever been placed
there under more favorable auspices or
with a more assured promise of success.
It is a ticket strong in itself and strong
in the conditions and circumstance that
surrounded its creation. ;'
- No Chance ol' Evasion. '■■'--
Pittsburg Gazette.
I There is uo escape from this record
no chances of evasion or double-dealing.
The president's message is I really the
platform upon which the campaign will'
lie fought, and the Mills bill is the prac
tical result of the policy outlined in that
message. ■■ -..--} .'-■
A Small Tree.
Evening Wisconsin.
To the man up a tree it looks as
though the Republicans of the country,,
were much better satisfied . than the
Democrats with the work just accom
plished at St. Louis. And. the particu
larly comfortable feature of it is that
the Democrats pay all the bills.
Poor Old John.
Omaha Republican. •oitui
The friends of Sherman expect the
nomination of Thurman to help the
former to votes. But Ohio is safe any
how. If Sherman is nominated it must
be for a better reason than because
Thurman was. v. .-
A Dyspeptic's Groan.
Mankato Free Press. '
The platform adopted by the Demo
crats at the St. Louis convention is en
tirely characteristu"! of that party in, be
ing full of inconsistent claims of won
ders performed and b'g promises of fut
ure benefits to be derived if« the full
legislative power is put into their
Their Strongest.
Pittsburg Dispatch.
All then that can be said is that, as to
candidates, the Democracy have pre
sented unquestionably their strongest
and most available men.
No Straddle Necessary.
Wheeling Intelligencer.
The Democratic convention indorses
the Mills bill and recommends its early
passage, Now, let's see you "straddle"
Forcing a Smile.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Cleveland and Thurman! That's a
ticket which pleases the Republican
party in this particular contingency
better than it does the Democracy.'
Favors Wilson.
Wabasha Democr
Eugene M. Wilson, of Minneapolis, is
unquestionably the proper man for the
Democrats of Minnesota to nominate
for governor. lie has never been mixed
up in the factional fights of his party,
and not a disrespectful word can be
spoken against him. He can poll more
than the full party vote.
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They Must Have It.
Del a van Herald.
Is the St. Paul Globe will now nomi
nate a lieutenant governor the Republi
can ticket will be complete and no con
vention will be necessary. What would
the Republicans do without the Globe?
In His Estimation Thurman Is No
Stronger Than His Party.
Columbus. 0., June B.— The follow
ing interview was had with Gov. For
aker relative to the nomination of Judge
Thurman :
"Governor, what will be the effect of
the nomination of Thurman for vice
Gov. Foraker replied:
"I do not think that his nomination
will add any strength to the Democratic
ticket in this state, and 1 do not know
why it should in any state. He is now
not only quite old, but apparently very
infirm. This will weaken him some
what, but the truth is he never was any
stronger than his party — in fact, not
quite so strong. The only time since'
the war that he has been a can
didate before the people ' was
when Hayes defeated him for the
goverhorship in 180*7. He then ran be
hind his ticket. Every man* on it got
more votes than he received. The Dem
ocrats got the legislature that year.how
ever, and he was sent to the senate.
But it was not his strength that carried;
the general assembly. The result •
would have been the same in' that
respect had their . candidate for
governor been either Payne, Pendleton
or Ranney. It was the "question of ne
gro suffrage and the prejudice it excited
that defeated us as to the legislature that
year, and not Thurman or any other man'
and so it was, too, that they carried the
state six years later in 1873, when they
again got the legislature and re
elected Thurman to the senate. His
personal- strength had nothing to do
with the result. That w a the year of
the Rise-Up-William-Allen campaign
and the panic. His election to the sen
ate was due both times to what were
for him such fortuitious circumstances
as these. He never had any special
strength. At this time he has less than
ever before. He will have difficulty in
commanding the full strength of his
own party. The dissent, to his nomina
tion by a part of the Ohio delegation
fairly represents the sentiment to him
among Ohio Democrats.
"Well, will he get any Republican
votes on the ground that he is especially
honest?" -
"No," replied Gov. Foraker, "he will
not get any Republican votes. He is no
more honest than most men are or than
all men should be, and. so far as his
abilities are concerned, whatever they
may be. he has at least not made much
use of them in a political sense. He
opposed the war, emancipation, specie
resumption, and almost every thing
else that has been accomplished during
the last thirty years of which any
American is proud to-day. He has
simply been a lifelong, unfaltering
Democrat of the pro-slavery, anti-war,
Bourbonist character, who has stood by
his party through good report and bait
report, always aiding it to tlie full ex
tent of his anilities in all its copperhead,
free trade, fiat money and obstruction
policies and tendencies. Oh, no, in
deed, lie will not get any Republican
Thurman Not Too Old.
The Rome Sentinel does not think
that Mr. Thurman is too old for the of
fice of vice president. It quotes the fol
lowing lines to show that other men
have accomplished great things when
even older than Mr. Thurman:
Onto learned Greek at eighty; Sophocles
Wrote his grand (Edinus, and Senionicles
Bore oil' the prize of verse from his compeers
When each had numbered more than tour
score years ;
And Theopi ir;i at fourscore and ten,
Haa taut just begun his Characters of Men,
Chaucer, at Woodstock, with the nightingales
At sixty wrote the Canterbury Tales. r
Goethe", at Weimar, toiling to the last, -■ '• "■-•
Completed Faust when eighty years were
past. -< ■ i
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A LEGEND. I % "''-'
A lovely woman in an eastern land
Once swayed a kingdom with her slender
hand: " 9>*t__9fe__Bß
Iter burdens heavy grew and weighed her
down. M*3*S_ r -■■**
Upon her brow there pressed a jeweled
crown. I „'.'.
Too cumbersome for its tender resting-place,
The golden weight adorned a weary face; ,'
She cried: ''1 have grown tired of my power,
It seemeth more unbearable each hour. '.'/
Let some one come that I may crown him
king; ,' *".
Within his hand he must a guerdon bring '-"
That shall by far my boundless wealth ex
ceed: - .:■-.?.
So, having it, Til feel no other need." ;■ :'<j
Her wish was known, and lo! from far and
There thronged around her poet, prince and
With orl'erings of dazzling beauty, wrought
In wondrous shape and with deep meanings
They laid their gifts down humbly at her
She sighed: "Alas! I find them incomplete.
Within these sparkling stones no solace lies'
I dream of wealth revealed in human eyes."
Morn after morn a snpnliant went away
Until there came unto her throne one day
A man with empty hands, yet noble face
And form of matchless mold and peerless
grace. ;~ - - -.;- r ■'-V.- j
The queen looked up and asked: ''What gift
hast thou
To tender for the crown upon my brow?" '
He gazed within her eyes and naught replied.
She crowned him, saying: "lam satisfied."
— New Orleans Picayune.
**» : — ;•; '
There may be no blood in the turnip,
but there is sugar in the beet, ana that
is something. ;£' ? "
Gresham a Protectionist of
Bold Stripe and Sure
„''ly-. , Color.
He Stands by the Blame
I Doctrines and Heavy
No Mistake as to His Posi
tion, for Medill Says
A Bitter Dose for Western
Farmers Who Thought
Him Otherwise.
New York Press (high tariff organ).
The following telegraphic dispatch
was received to-night' from a staff cor
respondent of The Press now in Chi
cago. In view of the strength of the
movement favoring Judge Gresham for
president it will be read with interest:
Two big horseshoes hang over the
desks of the city editors in the Chicago
Tribune office and two big . pictures of
Judge Walter Quintin Gresham orna
ment the plate glass windows of the
counting rooms below. If these indica
tions of the luck and popularity of the
adopted son of Illinois seem sentimen
tal, the visitor can find plenty of more
substantial ones in the pleasant corner
room on the fourth floor occupied by
Joseph Medill.
This sturdy Blame man and sturdy
Gresham man takes a very hopeful arm
logical view of the political situation,
He not only insists that the Hoosier
judge can sweep the country beyond a
doubt, but he argues it ail out pretty
The argument, briefly, is that
Gresham can carry" lndiana so strongly
that it will easily be Republican for
many years to come, and that if four
electoral votes cannot be got east of the
-nuegiiiiuies me party 01 ___co_ l anil
Grant had better go out of the business.
So the inference that Mr. Medill
draws is that the candidate of Illinois
could not fail to be elected. "I don't
understand," he said, this afternoon,
"how they get the impression in the
East that the Gresham men are anti-
Blame men. Just the reverse is true.
"Of the hundreds of thousands of
Republican voters in this state, the
greatest and most powerful state of the
West, I venture you cannot find a single
Blame man who is not heart and soul
for Gresham, or if there are a few ex
ceptions, they only prove what the
rule is.
"There is no reason why they should
not be. Judge Gresham has been a
Blame man ever since there were
Blame men anywhere that is, for
twelve years. When Mr. Blame was
out, and the Paris letter proves that
those who believed the Florence letter
were right, they all went to work for
Judge Gresham."
"That reminds me," I ventured to put
in. "that Judge Gresham's position on
the tariff question has been doubted in
some quarters and misunderstood in
others." • '-■--■.
"Yes," the reply was. "But there is
no reason for it. It is enough to say for
Judge Gresham that if he were to be
come the nominee of the Republican
party he would stand on the Republican
platform. The convention will forecast
the Republican policy in the campaign
on the tariff as it will in other matters.
"It will make the platform and the
nominee, whoever he is, will stand upon
it. That would be the case with Gen.
Gresham; so it is useless to discuss
whether he is a protectionist or not."
That would seem to be an undoubted
fact, for there will be plenty of protec
tion in the Republican platform, and it
is not likely that any citizen of this
great country will refuse a presidential
nomination when it is offered him.
,V. "1 find something in support of these
views of Mr. Medill in the Tribune of
this morning. At the head of the edi
torial column is 'Gresham's tribute to
Blame and Logan in 1884, from the Wall
street speech of Oct. 20.'
"It runs: 'Our candidates for presi
dent and vice president have been con
spicuous in public life for more than
a quarter of a century. They are men
of acknowledged ability. No man in
the country is better equipped than
Mr. Blame to discharge the duties of
the highest office in the gift of the
people, and Gen. Logan is no less emi
nent as a statesman than as a soldier.
"This followed immediately by an
other quotation from the same speech
It related to the tariff, and said: 'In
revising the tariff laws and reducing
our custom revenue, home industries
should not be neglected. Indeed, pro
tection to manufacturers and laborers
can and should be afforded by taxing
only such imports as come into real
competition and admitting others free.
" 'No one disputes that the Repub
lican party is in favor of thus affording
protection to our domestic industries.
Revenue laws should be enacted with
reference to our local conditions and
wants. We should legislate in the in
trest of our own people rather than iv
the interest of mankind at large.
" 'Not until we are able to control the
markets of the world can we afford to
adopt free trade. No intelligent man
needs to be told that the weight of opin
ion in the Democratic party is decidedly
opposed to the protective question, but i
that once in. full possession of the gov
ernment it would refuse, to enact or
maintain protective tariff laws.'
"They are talking a good deal in some
parts of the East," I said, "about Judge
Gresham's religion."
"I know they are,*' said Mr. Medill;
"rather foolish, it seems to me. I wish ;
my chances of getting through the gate j
past St. Peter were as good as Judge |
Gresham's. He is a very punctual I
churchgoer. He goes to Dr. Swing's, |
as 2,500 other devout Christians do. His
wife is a Presbyterian and a member of
Dr. Swing's church. Tne judge is a
pew holder there. His people were all |
Methodists, just as mine were, but my
wife is a Presbyterian and I go to
church where she wants to."
"What about Judge Gresham's
strength?" I asked. "Is he gaining?"
"We don't know anything about his
strength in this office, except that we
hear from all over the country that he is
strong. Sometimes we print that there
are no delegates from such a state that
are for Gresham, and in a few days we
get a letter from some delegate in that
state saying he' is for Gresham and
knows of two or three others who are
for him also.
"We haven't Kept any table of the
delegates, and 1 don't know anybody
here who has. There has been no or
ganization to the Gresham movement,
anyway or, I should say, there was a
committee a long time ago, but it dis
"it is as if the whole town and neigh
borhood appointed itself a committee to
work for the favorite of them all. They
talk about tons of campaign documents
being circulated in the £-_'. The only
campaign document that I have
heard anything about is this sup
plement to the Tribune here, which
contains a sketch of the judge that
one of our reporters wrote on one side,
with a picture, and our regular editorial
matter on the other. They sold all of
those at retail over our counter, and I
gave orders to have a few hundred more
printed. They sold all those, and I re
peated the order. They sold all of
those, so I ordered several ; thousand
struck off. Those are going over the
counter in the same way."
.."You count Judge Gresham a sure
winner if he is nominated?"
"Yes,"because he will surely carry
Indiana," replied Mr. Medill. "We
know that iv the counties of Fort
Wayne, South Bend, Terre Haute and
other counties he will gain Republican
votes by the thousand and put Indiana
in - the list of our Republican states.
That would bring us within ■" votes
of an election. \ Those ought to be got- :
ten in " the East without trouble. If
they can't, why then no Republican can
win. -
"Judge Gresham has probably de
cided just as many difficult cases in
court the past month as he ever did. He
goes about among his friends here as if
he had never heard his name mentioned
for the presidency. If anybody talks
about the election or the nomination,
he always at once changes the subject.
He has steadily refused to say anything
for publication. He- is a judge on the
bench and could not find it proper to
give his views except in the usual way
of judges.
"But Judge Gresham is a prophet.
Four years ago he said: 'A Republican
congress has enacted a law for the bet
ter administration of the civil service.
It has been faithfully carried into effect
by a Republican administration and has
already worked a marked improvement
in that service. Mr. Blame has given
satisfactory assurances of his fixed de
termination to execute it should he be
elected, and he will have the aid and in
fluence of his party.
"On the other hand, should Gov.
Cleveland De elected, his party, with
great unanimity, will insist in sweep
ing changes in the civil service. How
ever good his intentions might be, he
could not successfully withstand this
demand. The leading men in the Dem
ocratic party have repeatedly declared
their opposition to any reform in the
civil service. ' It was this party that,
departing from the teachings and habits
of our fathers, adopted and enforced
the 'spoils system' in the administra
tion of the government, This system
is a legacy from the Democratic party,
and it has not lost its appetite for offi
cial plunder."
"There is no doubt that Judge
Gresham is a good prophet, but now he
says nothing. To those of his friends
who urge him to talk about the ques
tions which have most interested the
country while he has been upon the
bench, he has always replied: 'That
would be saying that I am a Repub
"There the conversation always ends,
because no one who knows Judge
Gresham cares to bother him to say that
he has been a Republican for thirty
years; they know that already."
Judge Gresham and the Tariff.
New York Press (High Tariff Organ.)
A staff correspondent of the Press,
now in Chicago, sends an interesting
dispatch in relation to Judge Gresham's
views on the tariff. The Press has
never found occasion to question his
loyalty to protection.
The fact that freetraders and revenue
"reformers" like Mr. Medill are willing
to accept Mr. Gresham ought not to mil
itate against him. It should be borne
in mind that Mr. Medill was one of the
warmest and most vigorous supporters
of Mr. Blame. The course of the Chi
cago Tribune in 1884 was not used as
evidence that Mr. Blame was not a pro
The Mistake of a Young Man Who
Challenged a Little Frenchman.
Albany Journal.
A young clerk in Albany is wiser than
he was a year ago. In the bank where
he was a clerk a new man was given a
somewhat inferior position . The new
comer was a small, slight-framed
Frenchman, whose English "was decid
edly lame, but who so seldom spoke that
it made little difference. The senior
clerk had a decided penchant for fenc
ing, and compared with most fellows of
his age and position, was unquestion
ably a good swordsman. In addition he
was a most insufferable braggart and
his military accomplishment ' was his
one topic of thought and conversation.
He had about him a very patronizing
air, which he proceeded to inflict upon
the inoffensive Frenchman, and his
familiar slaps on the back evidently dis
pleased the stranger. Finally a par
ticularly emphatic thump between the
little Frenchman's shoulders produced
as response a stinging slap in the face,
which left the red mark of a small hand
sharply prominent against the other
wise deathly pale face of the young
Speechless with rage, the young man
found his desk and shortly afterward,
through a friend, challenged the French
man to mortal combat. The latter apol
ogized—in fact, did all in his power to
undo the mischief of his hasty blow— in
vain. "Nothing but blood can wipe out
that insult," the young man said
haughtily. The details were arranged'
the Frenchman, as the challenged party*
choosing rapiers. Greatly to the sun
prise of the hot-blooded young challen
ger, the cashier of the bank, who knew
the Frenchman well, acted as ihelatter's
second. The day came, and the hour.
The principals stepped to position, sal
uted and the blue blades crossed with
that smooth, gliding sound which is
music to the ear of the true swords
man. The Frenchman, whose familiarity
with his weapon was evident at the
start, confined himself at first entirely
to defense, turning his opponent's point
with a grace of movement and absence
of fear and nervousness that were poetry
in action. The young man grew bolder,
his thrusts began to have an air of fe
rocity|which seemed to anger the French
man a trifle, and, turning aside his op
ponent's thrust, he made a quick lunge,
which the young American barely
Another quick thrust and a turn of
the wrist were too much for him. There
was a sharp snap and the top button of
his coat flew across the room. Angry at
this evident trifling, the button's owner
made a spiteful lunge, which was quietly
parried.and the next button was snapped
away. One after another the shining
buttons on his natty blue-Jiraided jacket
were cut off by the Frenchman's ready
point. Decidedly "rattled" at his op
ponent's skill and the irrepressible
smiles of the seconds and surgeon, the
young clerk now. with greater rapidity
and less caution, made fierce lunges,
any one of which would have driven the
sharp lapier through the body of the
cool Frenchman, while the little man,
quietly parrying, with the sharp point
of this weapon, stripped the front of the
young man's jacket to ribbons. The
contest had lasted some twenty minutes,
when. suddenly the Frenchman caught
the swiftly advancing point of his op
ponent, turned it aside, slipped his own
sword quickly down along the other's
blade, turning it with a quick
wrist motion so that it partly
wound around it, and with a
sharp, wrenching motion tore the
weapon away and sent it flying across
the floor. Then he saluted, threw his
weapon down and left the room. It sub
sequently transpired that the foreigner
once was and is a member of a once
noble French family, a captain in the
French army, and his teachers have been
some of the best swordsmen in France.
The young American has not challenged
any miscellaneous foreigners since then
and is less inclined to talk of his ex
perience or skill. .
m *-*»
Much Ado About Nothing.
A singular struggle took place be
between a man and woman on Second
avenue the other day for the possession
of a pocketbook which the latter had
picked up on the street. While the wo
man was examining it the man grabbed
one end of it.
*'Leggo," cried the woman.
"I won't," said the man. "It's as much
mine as yours." v
"It ain't yours, is it?"
"Dunno; mebbe 'tis. I lose a pocket
book every day or two."
"You wouldn't a thougnt of it if you
hadn't seen me find it."
:. "Yes, I would. I was coming across
the street to find it myself."
"Oh, you were! (scornfully). Why
didn't you get here sooner?".
; ••1 was kept by a man who wanted to
talk with me about the tariff."
"Well, I didn't talk with no man. I
was right on hand, and so I found the
pocketbook first. Leggo, I say."
"You picked it up, but 1 seen it first.
I seen it when 1 turned the corner, and
if 1 hadn't been stopped I'd a been here
first. Gimittonie!"
A bystander, in the interest of peace,
suggested that they divide the contents,
but when it was opened , and j found to
contain nothing but two 'canceled post
age scamps and a bogus nickel with a;
hole in it, both dropped it with disgust
and beat a retreat.
Texas Sittings.
Robson and Crane Agree to Disagree
for the Future.
Interesting Gossip as to What Led
Up to Their Part
Chicago Tribune.
William .H. Crane, who, as a high
flying veteran speculator in "The Hen
rietta," has divided honors with Stuart
Robson as his son Bertie on the stage at
the Chicago opera house the last four
weeks, was in a pleasant humor last
night as he thought of the §125,000
profits which the play will bring in this
season, and which the rousing Chicago
audiences had helped toward making a
"How did the rise of Robson and
Crane come about, William?" asked a
gentleman who felt sufficiently familiar
with Old Nick to address him by his
first name off the stage.
"Twelve years ago," said Mr. Crane,
"we came together, and, barring one
little crash right at the beginning that
threatened to smash our relations, we
have since dwelt together peacefully,
pleasantly and profitably. Grover, the
dramatist, had produced "Our Boarding
House" in San Francisco, and in a
measure it had been a success. He went
to New York and succeeded in getting
A. M. Palmer, then manager of the
Union Square theater, to make him an
advance upon it. Later Palmer learned
that T. H. French, the pub
lisher, had made an advance on
the same" play which antedated
his claim, and was arranging with
Abbey for its production at the Park
theater. The three sensibly concluded
to pool their issues. At that time 1 was
in Boston playing Le Blanc in "Evan
geline." Much to my delight, for I had
never appeared in a comedy role in
New York, Mr. Abbey engaged me to
play Prof. Gillypod. Mr. Robson, who,
after long training under Mr. Palmer's
banner, had been starring on his own
account, returned to New York about
the same time, and Palmer, not know
ing of Abbey's contract with me, gave
Robson the same part. The first thing
I heard about it was a telegram from
±\.wuv) which reau suuu**,**— u*j iim; mis:
'Think part of Elevator will
suit you better. Will give you
Sls weekly more. Answer.' Now, 1
had read that Elevator had been
played by old men, and I didn't want to
make my first appearance in New York
as an old man. 1 wired a refusal. Then
came another dispatch: 'Impossible
for you to play Gillypod. Will give you
twenty-five extra for Elevator.' I went
to a lawyer and he told me I could de
mand Gillypod, and if it wasn't given
to me all 1 need do was to draw my sal
ary for as long as the piece ran in New
York. But this didn't suit me. I wanted
to act. So I made an arrangement with
Abbey to receive Elevator, with the
understanding that if I didn't like it
I should give it up without preju
dice to my claim. As I considered
Gillypod the part of the piece, you can
imagine that 1 didn't look at Robson
with any friendly eye. After a time 1
saw that I could make something out of
Elevator, and I so informed Abbey. Hut
my scenes with Kobson didn't go. We
didn't work together. It was the last
rehearsal but one when I determined to
end it. Sol went to him and said:
'Robson, do you know I was engaged
for your part?' 'Well,' he said, '1 have
heard so, but as you never said
anything to me about it I sup
posed you were satisfied.' 'Well, I'm
not,' I replied. -If you had come to
me sooner,' said Robson, 'I would
have given up the part, but 1 can't in
justice to the managers do that now.' I
believed him then, and from what I
have known of him since I am sure he '
meant it. So we shook hands and set to
work to do what we could with our
scenes. And lam now convinced that
after all the parts were cast in the best
way. The piece made a hit, and we
have been together ever since. When
we finally determined on reviving the
'Comedy of Errors' on a grand
scale we put nearly §25,000 into it before
the curtain went up. Its great success
is well known. Then we had Bronson
Howard write 'The Henrietta,' of which
it is unnecessary for me to sneak, except
that when 1 was told I would have to do
a little bit of pathoo in it I declared it
was an impossibility. But I yielded to
the persuasion of Robson and Howard,
and the public has been kind to me, at
least. Mr. Howard will probably write
a new play for us, but we expect to
clin_ to 'The Henrietta' for at least two
years longer."'
* *
After a dozen years of partnership,
during which fortune has smiled upon
them to an extraordinary extent, Robsoii
and Crane, the comedians, have set a
definite limit of one season more upon
their business association, says the Chi
cago Herald. At the end of next season
the heroes of "Our Boarding House,"
and many other productions more or less
successful, will each go his own way.
It is the old story over again of the in
creasing independence that comes with
a plentiful supply of this world's goods.
W bile laboring under the spur of neces
sity minor grievances and greater am
bitions could alike be overlooked. But
both of these men are now rich— indeed,
if the estimates of friends are correct,
each is the happy possessor of not less
than $300,000, quite enough one would
say to keep the wolf from the door for
more than the ordinary span of human
life. With his future thus assured, Mr.
Crane has, for some time, dreamed of
starring on his own account in a class of
plays that would give him a greater in
dividual opportunity, and a little un
pleasantness occurring between him
and Mr. Robson in Philadelphia a few
weeks ago encouraged that design.
There is an amiable desire on the part
of all who are cognizant of the facts to
suppress this episode, but as it will in
evitably obtain the dignity of print,
there can be no object in ignoring it at
this time.
It seems, according to the story, that
after a long period of most commend
able abstinence Mr. Kobson fell a vic
tim once again to the seductions of the
Mowing bowl, and was unable to appear
in his unique character of Bertie Van
Alstyne, very much to the detriment of
the performance. Irritated by this
failure of his partner to answer the ex
pectation of patrons, Mr. Crane is said
to have expressed himself in a manner
more forcible than elegant, and the
rupture occurring at that time has not
been healed. Only the most formal
business relations exist between the
two men, and now that the season is at
an end each will go his own way with a
feeling of relief, no doubt, that the
daily strain of an unwelcome associa
tion is at an end for the present.
There is little doubt that, if "The
Henrietta" were something less of a
success than it is, the partnership would
be brought to a close immediately; but,
since they are in joint possession of a
play that is coining money and is easily
good for another season of enormous
profit, not even the hard philosophy of
a personal misunderstanding could lead
them to throw away such an alluring
prospect. -■;•:;■:
Mr. Brooks, who will act in the
capacity of manager for Crane after
next season, was seen and questioned in
regard to the arrangements of the
• "I do not think it right," he said, "to
speak of the matter as a quarrel be
tween Kobson and Crane."
"But they did have some words in
"Well, suppose they did. It is not
the first time they have had disagree
ments. ■ For that matter, all partners
who work together for years are likely
to have some differences."
"Is it not true, however, that the
Philadelphia trouble led to this sudden
determination to separate?" .
"1 do not think it did. ,It may have
precipitated that intention, but that is
the most that could be said of it. -. Why,
Mr. Crane has had in mind the purpose
of going out- on his own account for a
long time. 1 was in consulta
tion with him in regard to the
matter at least fifteen months ago,
and -it 1 was only -^postponed :by
the pronounced hit of 'The Henrietta.'
You see, it is very hard to find plays in
which there are suitable characters for
two comedians. Mr. Crane appreci
ates this fact, and .believes that ho
could find a wider scope for his talents
if not limited to productions in which
there are suitable characters for Rob
son. He fully appreciates Mr. Rob
son's popular talents, and has never
thought of depreciating them. ' But ho
feels strong enough now to 'go alone,'
and as he is rich, and can afford to suit
himself, there is no reason why. he
should not do as he pleases.
"He will probably play Falstaff and
some other representative characters,
but our design will be to open in a new
play written to fit him. Probably Bron
son Howard will do the work. At all
events there is time enough to get ready,
and everything will be done to insure
success. I hope meantime that the pa
pers will not magnify this matter un
duly, or endeavor to create the . impres
sion that there has been a vulgar quar
rel. Men, you know, may agree to disa
gree, or may conclude to terminate a
partnership when the ends of that part
nership have been served. It is no re
flection on Robson that Crane desires to
experiment on his own account, and, tor
that matter, Robson may have the same
desire, and is certainly strong enough
do so if he wishes."
Some of the other parties who were
familiar with the facts in the case were
disinclined to commit themselves, but
all admitted that the partnership of the
Iwo Dromious was decisively limited
to one more season, and that "the per
sonal relations of the two men were not
so pleasant as they might be. With
these facts admitted and confirmed an
infinite array of gossip would add noth
ing to the testimony.
Republicans Want to Counteract
the Bandana's Popularity.
Sax Fraxcisco, Cal., June 10.—
special train which bears the Republi
con delegates of California to the na
tional convention at Chicago left here at
8 o'clock this evening. Five hun
dred small silk flags in the
shape of handkerchiefs have been
made for the delegates, with
each of which goes an orangewood cane.
Ihe flags will be exhibited in opposition
to the 1 hurman bandana. The uniform
and style of hat will be selected
in Chicago. The train will stop one
day at Salt Lake and the same
length of time at Denver, and arrive at
Chicago at 10:30 o'clock the next Satur-
uav morning. Oregon and Montana
delegations will join the excursion at
Grander and the Nevada delegation at
Exchanges of the Leading Cities
for the "Week Just Ended.
Boston, Mass., June 10.— The follow
ing table shows the gross exchanges
at the leading clearing in "the
United States for the week ended June
9, ISSB, together with rates per cent of
increase or decrease, as compared
with the amounts for the corresponding
week in 18S7:
Amount. Inc. Dec.
New York 24, 03.'?. 17
Boston 82,042, .... 8.0
Philadelphia.... G3.007.509 5.2
Chicago • 04,000,000 3.8
St.Louis 16,357,666 12.1
ban Francisco... 14,858,596 17
Baltimore 12,070.103 ...... 10.-1
Cincinnati 9,304,350 24.3
New Orleans... 0,190,000 2.7
Pittsburg 10,879,409 12.9 ......
Kansas City 8,942,571 0.1
Louisville 6,000,899 GS .'.'.'.'..
Providence 0,005,000 4.7
Milwaukee 4,200,000 3.2
Omaha 3,920,492 IS 7 .
"Minneapolis.... 4,999.530 '.'37 '..'.'.'.'.
Paul 4.194,316 2.7 ......
Denver 3.118,385 17.3
Galveston. ...... 051,302 24
♦Detroit 3,457,000 15.6
Cleveland. 3,314,629 4 6
Indianapolis.... 1,030,008.... 30 0
Memphis 1.731,349 19.4 ....
Columbus 1,972,899 ... 3 3
Hartford 1,604,824 ...... 12
Duluth 2,410,071 9.7
Peoria. 1.3C6.581 24.9
Portland 975,000 1.4 . . .
Springfield 1,100,858 12.4 1
St, Joseph 1,526,242 ,9
Worcester i . 900,424 0 2
Wichita 801,140 -13.2 ....'..
Norfolk 762,188 41.9 ......
Lowell 609,503 3.9 . .
Syracuse > 830,491 45 4
Grand Kapids... 038.833 13 .'.'.'.'.'.
Topeka 383,352 ..'.. 0.5
Total 3872,403,238 IL
Outside N. York. 348,369,394 2.
* Partly approximated.
Special to the Globe.
Washburn. Wis.. June 10. --The propeller
S. 1. Hodge arrived from Duluth and cleared
for Detroit. The David Dows arrived Irora
Cleveland with 2,200 tons of coal. The Hud
ger State arrived from Duluth and cleared
for Buffalo. The City of Duluth arrived
from Chicago and cleared for Duluth. Hob
land, Sherwood and Danforth cleared for
Chicago with lumber. Clear and fine.
Special to the Globe.
Dubuque 10., June 10.— Vo ton.
down, 11 p. m. Rafters up: Alice. Ten
Broeck, C. W. Cowies, Menominee. G. Gates
Down: N. Durant, Schiller, Berg, J. S
Keater. Crescent, B. Mac. Drop in river !iva
Special to the Globe.
Ashland. Wis.. Jnne 10.— Arrived : Bless
ing, coal, Cleveland; Alcona, Grover. Kent,
Alta, Adams. Cleared: Badger State, Annie,
Young. City of Duluth, Wocokeu, ore, Cleve
land; Pelican.
New York— Servia and "Republic, from
Qiieenstown— Aurania, from New York.
Queenstown— Lord Gough, from Philadel
phia for Liverpool.
Havre— La Champagne from New York.
Andrassy Resigns.
Pestii, June After attending the;
emperor's reception Count Julius An*,
drassy tendered his resignation. lie is
suffering from a cystic ailment, which
makes continued sitting painful.
Drowned While Bathing.
Ithaca, N. V., June 10.- Orange
Judd Green, a post-graduate of Cornell
university, was drowned here to-day
while bathing. His home was in Alfred
Center, N. Y.
She was the reigning belle I
Straightway in love I fell;
Potent became the spell —
Too plain for massing.
Then for a time I wooed —
For her sweet favor sued.
Till I'd my courage screwed
Up to the "asking."
Out of the glare and heat.
Where to the music's beat
Tripped the untiring feet
Of the gay dancer,
Gently I led my fair
Partner, so debonair.
Told her the whole, and there
Waited her answer.
Sweet was the flowers' perfume
Weird the cushadowing gloom;
From the gay, lighted room.
Sweet strains came faintly.
Turning, she smiled and blushed.
Murmured surprise, and flushed,
Then, in the silence hushed,
Answered me quaintly.
Doubtless you think she said.
When she had raised her head,
That which all lovers dread:
•'She'd be my sister!"
That's where you've made a guess
Wrong, as you must confess;
For she said softly, "Yes!"
Yes ! and I kissed her !
—Frank Joe Batchelder.
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O sweet, shy girl, with roses in her heart
And love light in her face, like those up-.
grown ;
Full of still dreams and thoughts that dream*
like start
From fits of solitude when not alone
Gay dancer over thresholds of bright days.
■ Tears quick to her eyes as laughter to hoi
t - lips;
A game of hide-and-seek with time she nlays,
Time hiding his eyes from hers in bright
; v : eclipse.
0 gentle souled I how dear and good she is
Blest by soft dews of happiness and love :
Cradled in tenderest arms! Her mother's
•'.«_ - kiss ■
- Seals all : her good-night prayers. Hei
--■..-: father's smile
Brightens her morning. Through the earth
" shall move
- Her child-sweet sonl, not far from heaven
the while.- -;■■ —John James Piatt,

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