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GENERA I. 0 BBEBV ATIONS.
United States Department ot Aontcin.t
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La Crosse... 33.12 181 Helena 30.11 6
Huron 30.08 18j Calgary... . 30.14 12
Pierre 30.01; 24 Minneaosa
Moorhead... 30.18 4- Med'e Hat... 30.18 10
St. Vincent. 30.12— Qu'Appelle. 30.06 —1
Bismarck. 30.10 W Sw'tCur'enl -.0.10 —2
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Observer Weather Bureau.
The invalids at Hot Springs have just
been buncoed to the tune of 6100,000.
The treatment there must have a weak
ening effect upon the intellect.
They may be wise on lynching clown
In Tennessee, but they are not up to
the sold brick same. Henry Daven
poet, living near Knoxville, was re
lieved of $3,500 by the game Saturday.
The Republican papers are very proud
of the fact that the stars and stripes now
float on ocean greyhounds. They have
been kept from floating on these great
ships many years by Bepublican.tom
Grenada, .Miss., has covered itself
with glory by exonerating T. A. Ander
son for shooting and killing James Mc-
JlAHON.the leader.of a White Cap band
of lynchers who called upon him one
night last. week.
W. C. lin-i'iLY, who shot John W.
Mackay, the millionaire, is evidently
a crank. He will die from the wound
he gave himself, and Mackay will re
cover from his wound. That's the way
it should come out.
Bii.lNyk promises to write "A Spina
Column History of the United Status."
Please don't do it, Bull. Those silly
back numbers who are weak enough to
read and laugh at your antiquated stuff
have weak enough backs now.
Saturday morning an almost suc
cessful attempt was made to blow up
the Cummingsville distillery near Cin
cinnati. There is a prize offered to the
I one who can guess whether the perpe
trator was a Prohibitionist or some toper
who is down on the whisky trust.
- Canadians are a little •'•leary" as to
how to handle American silver. The
Dominion government would like to
give it a black eye, but they can't help
thinking about how this government got
even with them on the canal question,
so Saturday the authorities up there de
cided to take no action in the matter.
The Chicago Inter Ocean thinks
Hoke Smith has a pretty good record,
.since he has never held any position
higher than that of a member of the
board of education of Atlanta. Such a
record would be a pretty bad one for a
Chicago man. judging from the way the
C licago papers roast their board of edu
The policemen of Chicago are getting
up a patrolmen's union. Since the po
licemen of Chicago are being changed
at the rate of twenty a day, and every
patrolman is shivering with the fear*
that his turn is coming next, it is fair to
presume that these; fellows are prepar
ing for a grand strike. But then a po
licemen's strike wouldn't make the situ
ation in Chicago any more perilous than,
it is now.
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THERE is one thing which may be
said to the cicdit of Texas people.
When two men fight a duel, there isn't
any French business about it: some
body gels killed. Thursday last
Charles Carlisle ami George
Routt foutrht a duel at Ch'appell Hill,
Washington county, and Routt went to
grass with a load of buckshot through
I Col. K. <;. IlAoooD.of Chicago, seems
to have undertaken the perilous task of
having a wife in every state in the
Union. His South Carolina wife had
him arrested from the tender embraces
of his Atlanta, Ga., wife, and taken to
Charleston Saturday. Then the multi
tude of. wives began to flock in. He is
sixty years old, which proves that the
older a man gets the worse he grows.
A Republican organ sneeringly re
marks that "it is 100 days since Wal
, tkr Q. Gresham wrote to Blufobd
Wilson: 'J think with you. that a Re
publican can vote for Mr. Cleveland
without joining the Democratic party.' "
W There are several thousand Republicans
in the country who mistakenly thought
as Mr. Wilson and Judge Gresham
did, but who did not then realize.as they
do now or will later, that they voted for
Mr. Cleveland because they had
ceased, in fact, to be Republicans.
"I don't believe that Gresham is
much of a Democrat. He is only with
us on the tariff," said a Democrat who
doubted the policy of making Mr.GuKsn
am secretary of stale. Political poli
cies lie on the surface; political princi
ples lie beneath. They are to policies
what the subsoil is to the grain growing
above it; what the tree is to the fruit
which it produces. Democracy opposes
a protective tariff because it opposes the
use of the power of government for the"
benefit of any class in any manner by
any device. It opposes legislation regu
lating "What men shall eat or wear or
drink." It is anti-paternalistic always.
The man who is with us in opposition to
the tariff is with us because he, con
sciously or not, accepts this funda
mental principle of our party. He is a
Democrat, and, if he is not aware of it
now, he will some day awake to a re
alization of it in all its breadth.
ELECT THIS COMMISSION
Just how so Democratic an idea cot
into the Kepublican head of Senator
Canestokp as is that embodied in his
bill for the election by general vote of
the railroad and warehouse commis
sioners, is only a suggestion of curios
ity, and has nothing to do with the mer
its of his bill now pending in the sen
ate. The Globe recognizes the princi
ple and ignores the paternity. It be
lieves the bill should pass.
It believes this, not only on principle.
but as the better policy. The stale has
tried both methods, beginning with on
elective, and changing to an appointive
commission! The results have not es
tablished the superiority of the latter
method. Other states have tried the
experiment. lowa went from the ap
pointive to the elective system, and
could not be induced to go back to its
first plan. The law now requires that
at least one of the commissioners shall
be of the political party opposed to the
party in power. The inevitable result
of this was that the appointing power
felt free to select, and did choose a man
from the minority for his competency,
while the selections of the majority of
the board have uniformly been due to
partisan pulls, with qualification a poor
second. A governor might, if he were
the right kind of a man, make up an
ideal board, but this is the weak point
of the system; it assumes that the gov
ernor is the right sort of a man, and he
so rarely is that the exception confirms
The appointive system gives to the
wealthy and powerful interests be
tween which and the people the com
mission is supposed to stand, guarding
the latter, but with justice, a better
chance of securing their choice than a
party convention affords. A few years
ago, as the term of a commissioner was
expiring, a prominent politician, who
had been mentioned as a possible ap
pointee, fell dead. An officer near the
head of one of the great railroads of the
state, when told of it, ejaculated:
" dead? Well, my railroad commis
sioner is goue."
The appointive system is based on
that inherent distrust.of the capacity of
the people for self-government which
has always characterized paternalism,
whether it appeared in the garb of the
Federal, the Whig or the Republican
parties. It appears in this scheme of city
government whicii would inaks but one
elective and responsible head, and give
to him the appointment of all the sub
ordinate officers of the city. It removes
them from the people and relieves them
from that sense of responsibility to
them which is to the officer what the
governor is to the engine. The people
may make unwise choice? Granted. Do
governors never? And if a mistake is
made by either the people or the gov
entor, who bears the mischief of it but
the people in either case? If they muse
bear the consequences in any event,
why not let them have the responsibility
in the first instance?
BEHRING SEA ARBITRATION.
The Behring sea arbitration commis
sion has just effected a temporary or
ganization in Pan's and adjourned to
March 23. The arbitrators are nine in
number, all distinguished jurists, and
are: Two from Italy, two from France,
two from Great Britain, two from the
United States, and one from Sweden.
Justice Harlan and Senator Morgan
are our members. Our counsel In the
case are James C. Carter, of New
York: E. J- Phelps, of Vermont; 11.
W. Bi.oi)GETT,.of Chicago, and several
of our most profound and astute law
yers, who will supply briefs.
Tiie principal points to be considered
are live in number, and as follows:
1. What exclusive jurisdiction in the
sea now knowu as the Behring sea, and
what exclusive rights in the seal fish
eries therein, did Russia assert and
exercise prior and up to the time of the
cession of Alaska to the United States?
. 2. How far were these claims of
jurisdiction as to the seal fisheries rec
ognized and conceded by Great Britain.
3. Was the body of water now knowu
as the Behring sea included in the
phrase "Pacific ocean," as us^l in the
treaty of 1825 between Great, Sritain
and Russia? and what rights, if any, iv
the Behring sea were held and exclu
sively exercised by Russia after said
4. Did not all the rights of Russia as
to jurisdiction and as to the seal fisher
ies in Behring sea, east of the water
boundary, in the treaty between the
United States and Russia of the 30th of
March. 1867, pass unimpaired to the
United Stages under that treaty?
5. lias the United Slates any right,
and, if so, what right, of protection or
property in the fur seals frequenting
the islands of the United States in
Behring sea when such seals are found
outside the ordinary three-mile limit?
Beside these there are two contingent
points which are liable to arise. If the
commission comes to such conclusion
on the main points that Great Britain
must concur with the United States in
the matter of protecting the seals, then
the arbitrators must decide the nature
of the regulations for protection, and
over what waters they will extend.
The following article provides for the
liability for injuries:
The high contracting parties having
found themselves unable to agree upon
a reference which shall include tna
question of the liability of each for the
injuries alleged to have been sustained
by the other, or by its citizens, in con
nection with the claims presented and
urged by it; and being solicitous that
this subordinate question should not
interrupt or longer delay the submission
and determination of the main ques
tions, do agree that either may submit
to the arbitrators any question of fact
involved in said claims and ask for a
finding thereon, the question of the lia
bility of either government upon the
facts found to be the subject of further
Our best American lawyers are very
sanguine that the case will be decided
on the live principal points, in which
case we will have won the victory. The
decision must be rendered within one
month from the date of closing the
THE GRAIN MARKET PROB
The grain bills in the senate and
house characterize the principles of the
parlies from whose representatives they
come. The Populist measures are an
advance on the lines of the Republican
bills, differing nothing from them save
in the degree in which the state is used
as a cat's-paw. The Republican bills
are in the positive degree of paternal
ism; the PoDulist bills are in the com-
I parative and superlative -degrees .of
more and most paternal.' Both assume
that it is the province 'of the state to
meddle and regulate and control, and"
that the only question is how far it
shall go. _
The Democratic bills introduced in
the senate by Senator Brown,' aiid iii
THE FAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY-;, 27, 3803.
the house by Representative Wacek.
are drawn on the Democratic principle
of non-interference by the state with the
private business of the citizens and.
regulation only when it assumes a
quasi-public relation, and then only to
the degree which will compel an obser
vation of the duties of that, relation.
ft'l fteee bills will come up tomorrow in
he house on special order. The Popu
list bills stand no chance whatever of
passage. The "governor's bill" will
have the united support of his party,
because it is the palliative which he has
chosen for the ills of the grain producers
of the state. Efforts have been made by
his managers on the lloor to get- Demo
cratic support;' for the ''bill, protesting
that it should not be made a parly, ques
tion. The purpose of this is transpar
ent. There is no certainty in their
minds that the bill will redress the
grievances, and if it does not it will be
very convenient to be able to say that it
had the support of the- Democrats, or of
a number of them sufficient to, deprive
it of a partisan aspect. The Globe
trusts that no Democrat will be beguiled
into support of the bill by these ap
The bills of Senator Brown ami Rep
resentative Wacek, on the other hand,
aro entitled to have the united support
of the Democrats of the legislature.
They are drawn on the line of tho re
peated declarations of the party
in state convention. They are right
in principle. They will be effica
cious in practice. ' They and they
alone of all the measures can
give to the farmers what they ask for,
a free, open and competitive market. If
there is any binding force in the plat
form promises and policies of a party,
if men elected on them are bound either,
in honor or party fealty to their redemp
tion, then the Democrats of the legisla
ture are bound to give their support to
the measures offered in redemption of
the state grain platforms. The party
has a right to demand this and to ex
It is difficult to see how the illness of
a convict is a reasonable ground for ex
ecutive clemency; yet the president and
almost every governor in the laud ex
tend clemency to convicts on this
ground alone. Even the basest murder
ers are pardoned on the ground that
imprisonment is undermining their
health and threatening their life. Presi
dent Harrison has just commuted the
sentence of Edward L. Harper, the
ex-president of the Fidelity National
Bank of Cincinnati, who was sentenced
Dec. 12, 18S7, to ten years, aud lie will
walk out of prison a free man May 1,
this year, the sole ground being that
his health was tailing from imprison
ment. In granting the clemency the
president remarked that he was un
able to see any ground lor it except that
of failing health. A Minnesota gov
ernor of only a few years back com
muted the sentences of some eighteen
life prisoners at Stillwater, many . of
whom had committed murders as ter
rible as any recorded in criminal annals,
and in several of the worst cases .the
ground was failing health.
Americans, as a race, are altogether
too sympathetic; and their sympathy
arises from evanescence. We quickly
forget the awful torture of the man who
has been deprived of his life to gratify
the cold-blooded brutality and malice of
a fiend, and gush with sympathy for the
murderer. In a fleeting hour we forget
the widows and orphans who have been
robbed of their last cent and driven to
beggary by the cool, calculating chican
ery of a bank president, and plead with
tears iv our eyes for the release of the
villain before his term of imprisonment
has a quarter expired.
hi every state where capital punish
ment is inflicted for murder there are
thousands of people who are constantly
working to have the penalty reduced to
life imprisonment. And if their efforts
should succeed, most of them would
stand at the front in the efforts to secure
the pardon of the most cold-blooded
murderers who ever were the stripes.
Nowadays life imprisonment for murder
or any offense does not mean life im
prisonment; it means an average of
about ten years' incarceration, and then
freedom. When we Americans become
more substantial in our sentiments upon
criminal punishment we will have made
a long stride in the direction of lessen
ing the amount of crime. When the
pardoning power is asked to extend
clemency to life convicts no ground
should be considered except that of
mistake, and then only evidence show
ing beyond question that the wrong
man has been incarcerated should have
the slightest weight. This evidence
should be such as was not presented to
the trial jury, and should be of the
character of an entirely new and abso
lutely reliable revelation. In the case
of bank wreckers, certainly a more sub
stantial ground than mere failing health
should be required for commutation or
STATE PRESS NOTES.
The Evansville Enterprise notes the
following shocking case of cruelty:
One of the worst cases of cruelty to
animals which has been heard of for
some time comes from Hector, Minn.,
where a man tied a rope to trie tongue
of his horse, hitched another horse to it,,
and pulled the tongue out by the roots,
because it had refused to pull a heavy
load. A few years in -the penitentiary
| would be lenient punishment for the
The Tracy Trumpet says:
The slate university is a worthy insti
tution, but we think it can afford to
seek its appropriation at each session of
the legislature. It would not be wise,
we think, to give it a certain per cent
of the tax income of the state, for the
wealth of the state is likely to increase
more rapidly lh*n the needs of the in
The Wabasha Herald notes the fol
lowing peculiar instance:
A beef tongue was purchased at one
of the meat shops in this city last week
and prepared for the table. In the
carving the knife came in contact with
a hard substance. Investigation dis
closed a large darning needle embedded
lengthwise in the center of the tongue.
MEN AND WOMEN.
Congressman-elect Charles Curtis, of
Kansas, was a jockey till he was six
teen years old.
"Chopped Chat," is the name given to
a series of evening talks to be given by
a Philadelphia society lady during Lent.
Gen. Charles W. Darling, of Utica.
has been made an honorary, fellow of
the Society of Science, Letters and Art
William Potter, United States minis
ter to Italy, has been elected vice presi
dent of the British and American Arch
aeological society in Rome. *
The Earl of Dunmore has arrived iv
Constantinople on horsebacK from the
Pamirs, which he left in February, 1892.
He rode the whole distance.
Gen. Alger says ef President Harri
sod : "He never acknowledged a favor,
and with great regularity sat down on
every mail who had been useful to
r BOOK TALKS. ••'"'. ,
Citizens of St. Paul, railroad and
Grand Army men should take unusual
interest in the new novel "Myra Mor
daunt," as no doubt they will when they
understand the author, W. ; F. McMillan,
can be claimed by all three classes. He
is a resident of St. Paul, so St. Paulltes
can claim him as one of them. He isa
railroad man by business, and will still
continue to be so connected, and was" at
brave soldier through the civil war, arid
these war '^experiences have been
worked into a most delightful story. He
describes Southern scenery with the
careful, delineation that can come
only, from one who looks at a bit
of landscape for the first time, with the
eye of a poet to note and remember all
of its salient points. An accustomed
observer might see them all,' might
even know.that they made a pleasing
picture as a whole, but to the stranger
they appear in an entirely new way and
are photographed, as it were, upon his
memory. The book is a clean and
pleasing story of a woman's love and
constancy.told by a purer hearted, brave
man, who reverences woman as all pure
men must. Myra Mordaunt, the heroine,
who gives her name to the tale, is the
daughter of a richPhiladelphian, who is
fascinated by the polished- manners
and handsome face of Archer Burrill,
the villain of the story, who.seeing
financial ruin before him, hopes
to retrieve his fortune by wedding
his daughter to. Burrill, who has been
accredited with immense wealth. Myra,
however,had given her heart elsewhere,
and her lather, loving her too fondly to
cross a single wish, consents to her mar
riage to William Mordaunt, the man
she so dearly loves. Burrill was furious,
of course, and began a system of perse
cution, the following out of which and
the complications arising from the loss
of Mordaunt at sea, the breaking out of
the civil war and the marriage of Myra's
father, Mr. Winterfield, to. a wealthy
planter's widow, furnish material for a
most delightful story well told.
"Cosmopolis" is regarded by M. Fran
cisque Sorcey as Bourget's masterpiece.
It is certainly a marvel of literary sldll.
Granting the fitness of the subject for
narrative treatment— a point which
many American readers will dispute—
the delicacy aud finish of the work will
command the admiration of every critic.
Bourget has been charged with seeking
his models in a depraved society. Not
all the personages in "Cosmopolis" are
depraved, and some of the women re
veal the noblest dualities; but the au
thor makes us perceive the moral un
soundness of his miniature world. M.
Bourget has located his "Cosmop
olis" in modern Rome. Countess
Steno is a rich widow, descended
from a noble Venetian family.
Clear-sighted. energetic,' without
vanity or shame, an excellent woman of
business, she knows no moderation in
her pleasures and observes no decorum
in her caprices. She discards her old
lover, Boleslas Gorko. a Polish count,
for Lincoln Maitlandr an American
painter. Gorko's English wife has never
suspected his intrigue with Mme.
Steno, but Lydia Maitland. wife of the
painter, an English-bred quadroon,
possesses the keener sight of a woman
scorned, and tries to reach the woman
who has supplanted her through others.
She recalls Gorko to Rome by anony
mous letters, which arouse his jealousy,
and he seeks a quarrel with Maitland.but
is frustrated by FlorentChapron",Lydia's
brother and Maitland's devoted friend.:
Lydia then turns to Alba Steno, the
lovely and sensitive daughter of her ri
val, and contrives that Alba shall see:
her mother in her lover's arms. Over
whelmed with shame and repul- ;
sion, the poor girl feels that
she must escape trom the as
sociations that remind her of the hate
ful secret, she oversteps all the bounds
of conventionality, and offers herself to
Julian Dorsenne, a French novelist,
who has been very kind and attentive to
her in the free atmosphere which Mme.
Steno allows to pervade her house.' Dor
senne cannot return her love, and feels :
that marriage would be his own undo
ing, and is forced to tell the hapless girl
that lie meant nothing by all he had
said to her. Broken-hearted and inher
iting a tendency to suicide, Alba exposes
herself to infection and dies of malarial
fever. Many questions that interest,
speculative thinkers are brought out in
this story, such as the effect of inherited
tendencies, the old story of the innocent
suffering tor the guilty, the force and
vitality of racial antipathy, and also
the force of social prejudices and the
hatreds thereby engendered. Though
one may ooject to many things in the
book, the effect on the reader is essen
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Several attractive works of fiction
have just been published by Harper &
Bros. The list includes "A Golden
Wedding and Other Tales," by Ruth
McEnerv Stuart; William Black's new
novel, "Wolfenberg;" "From One Gen
eration to Another," by Henry Seton
Merriman; "Catherine," by Frances M.
Peard, and "Time's Revenges," by
David Christie Murray. They have also
nearly ready "The World of Chance,"
by W. D. Howells; "White Birches." by
Annie Eliot, and "Katharine North," by
Maria Louise Pool. ' '■ : ' ?-'
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Macmillan & Co. have ready: "Iv the
Key of Blue," a volume of essays by
John Addington Symonds; "A Paradise
of English Poetry," compiled by H. C.
Beeching; a new and enlarged edition
of William Winter's poems, "Wander
ers;" Round London." by Montagu
Williams; and a new book by Charlotte
M. Yonga, entitled "An Old Woman's
Outlook." They also announce "Draw
ing and Engraving," an exposition of
the principles of the art, by Philip Gil
bert Hamerton; "Gothic Architecture,"
by Edward Corroyer; "Pioneers of Sci
ence," by Oliver Lodge; and "The Visi
ble Universe," by J. Ellard Gone.
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Prof. J. K. Hcsmer, librarian of the
public library at Minneapolis, is en
gaged upon a life of Thomas Hutchin
son, governor of Massachusetts bay and
historian of the colony, wnose diary and
letters have been published by a de
scendant, and are essential to any
proper study of Hie Revolution. Prof.
Ilosmer, already known as the biog
rapher of Sir Harry Vane, has examined
all the Hutchinson manuscripts availa
ble in this country, together with much
other unpublished matter pertinent to
the governor and his time.
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Charles L. Webster & Co.. New York,
will publish, early in March, Mark
Twain's new story of the "£1.000,000
Bank-Note," together with several other
stories by the same author, which have
never before appeared in book form.
They include: "Mental Telegraphy.?
"Playing Courier," "A Letter to Queen
Victoria." "A Cure for the Blues,?'
"About Ships," "The German Chicago,!'
"A Majestic Literary Fossil" and "The
Enemy Conquered." They also an
nounce for the. same date a new dollar
edition of "Tenting on the Plains," by
Elizabeth B. Custer, printed from new
plates, with the original illustrations
and bound in a handsome and appropri
ate cover. This is one of Mrs. Custer's
best books, and can be very favorably
compared with her "Boots and Sad
dles." The same firm will also publish
early, in , March "One Hundred Des
serts." by Filippini. This is the third
volume of their "Handy Culinary Se
ries," and contains 100 recipes, all of
which have been tested by Mr. Filippini
during twenty-five years' experience
with Delmonico. p-p
■"■ yy: '-**,♦
R. L. Stevenson's new volume of
Polynesian tales, with illustrations, by
Messrs. Hatherall and Gordon Browne,
will be published by Messrs. Cassell, of
London, about Easter, probably under
the general title of "Island Nights' En
tertainment," and will consist of thre.!
stories. "The Beach of Falesa," "The
Bottle Imp" and "The Isle of Voices.'?
"The Adventures of David Balfour,"
now running in Atalanta will be: pro
duced by the same publishers in book
form in October. Mr. Stevenson reports
himself well advanced with another
Scottish novel, of which the scene is
laid near Edinburgh about the close of
the last century,' and one of the princi
pal personages is Lord Braxtieid.
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Macmillan & Co. announce fur ibis
mouth a uew volume by the author oi
"Marius the Epicurean." entitled "Plato
and Platonistn." .It will be uniform
with the last American edition of Mr.
Pater's books. From the same publish
ers will come a novel treatment of the
belief in a future state, under the title
of "The Unseen World."
Cf; - * *_ » . '•
' From Rand. McNally & Co. comes a
new edition of "Danesbury House,'? the
temperance novel by Mrs. Henry Wood,
author of "East Lynn." lt is introduced
by those apostles of temperance, MiSs
F. E. Willard and Lady Somerset, lt
has nearly 300 pages of ingenious plot,
and ends with a sermon ana-- hearty
--,' -"■■'.'-. * * *
r ' Tait. Sons & Co., of New York, have
[published an authorized translation of
Bourget's "Cosmopolis." Charles 11.
- Sergelfifc Co.. of Chicago, have pub
lished an authorized translation of
Bourget's "Cosmopolis." Tait. Sons &
Co., of New York," have not published
an authorized translation of Bourget's
."Cosmopolis." Charles H. Sergei &
Co., of Chicago, have not published an
.authorized translation of Bourget's
, "Cosmopolis." Somebody -has pub
lished an authorized translation of
.Bourget's "Cosmopolis." Both these
[publishers have published translations
of Bourget's "Cosmopolis." Each firm
claims chat it alone publishes the only
authorized translation. The public pays
its money and takes its choice. ,
L '■..'-''' '. . »»•■*.
Mrs. Blame has published the follow
ing card: "The public advertisements
of many biographies of James G. Blame
pretending to be authentic and authori
tative . compel me to state that no
biopraphy or ' Life and Work of Mr.
Blame' is authorized or approved by
myself or by any member of Mr.
Blame's family; that no manuscript by
Mr. Blame, or any private letter or
paper of Mr. Blame's, or any material
for biography, has been given out by
anyone. If in the future any authentic
or authorized biography should be pre
pared by competent authors, it will be
authenticated and authorized by my
IN THE MAGAZINES.
The Doll's Dressmaker is the title of
a unique juvenile -magazine published
in New York by "Jenny Wren." It
contains stories about dolls, pictures of
the bisque and waxen beauties, and pat :
terns ot tiny garments for tiny mothers
to fashion. The editors announce their
object to be that of "fitting the child,
through amusement, for the practical
duties of future motherhood."
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J. L. and J. B. Gilder* the editors of
the Critic, have acquired the controlling
interest in that paper, hitherto held by
Charles E. Merrill. Joseph B. Gilder
succeeds Mr. Merrill in the presidency
of the Critic company. Miss Gilder and
her brother founded the Critic in Jan
uary, 1881. and have always been its
editors. Since the beginning of the
present year the paper has appeared in
a new dress of type, and illustrations
have been introduced to brighten up its
pages. Literature will continue to hold
the first place .in its : columns, but an
effort will be made to render the paper
more attractive to the general reader.
The Critic's thirteenth year bids fair to
be the most prosperous in its history.
* IT IP
Maria M. Vinton, A. M.. M. D.. has a
paper in the February Mother's Nur
sery Guide on "Baby's First Month."
: * s « is *
J Waiiamaker's Book News for Feb
ruary, Philadelphia, has, with excellent
extracts from books, interesting por
traits of J. M. Barrie; Hubert H. Ban
croft, Constance F. Woolson and Anne
Reeve Aldrich. ' v -
* * XT C^ _,
Raymond Blathwayt, who has earned
the name of being the best "inter
viewer" in England, opens the" March
number of the Quiver with an illustrat
ed interview with Dr. Moon aud an ac
count of his work for the blind. It is
not inappropriate, perhaps, that Dr.
Moon's "star map for the blind" should
be one. of the best thiugs of its kind.
* * *
'. Richard Harding Davis' departure for
Egypt is the subject for much comment
among the literary men of the city.
"What a hold Davis must have on the
Harpers!" said a young writer to me
the other day. His luck is certainly
phenomenal. Though Mr. Davis came
to this city but three years ago, he is
now editor of Harper's Weekly, one of
the most successful writers of short
stories in the country and a great favor
ite in what is known as the best society
in New York. This is remarkable suc
cess for a man under thirty, and it takes
a great deal of character to endure it.
Mr. Davis goes to Egypt as the guest of
some wealthy New Yorkers. After
leaving the East he will proceed to
Paris, in order to prepare a series of
articles on that city for Harper's Maga
zine. From Paris he goes to India—
that is. if he is not too tired— order
to write the series of papers on that
country whicii Theodore Child was
about to prepare just before his death.
During his absence in Europe Mr. Sin
clair will edit the Weekly.
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Popular Science Monthly for March
will conclude Prof. Henderson's in
structive illustrated papers on the glass
industry, and will contain contributions
by Robert T. Hill on artesian waters
in the arid region, by John C. Rose on
the decrease of rural population, and
by Col. A. B. Ellis on the selling of re
bellious subjects .of the British crown
into servitude in the colonies of North
America and the West Indies.
Mrs. Amelie Rives Chanler has been
so ill during the past two months that
she has been obliged to abandon for a
time all literary work. She has, how
ever, already written three stories, oue
of which is'soon to appear in Lippin
cott's and the other in the New Peterson
Magazine, and the third is to be begun
in a few weeks as a serial in Town
Topics. Mrs. Chanler, though unable
to write, still keeps up her reading and
study so far as her health will permit.
She is soon to start for Southern Cali
fornia, where she expects to remain
about a month, and where she hopes to
be restored to health and to resume her
* « -it-
Town Topics, which with its first
March issue becomes enlarged to thirty
two pages, announces arrangements for
short and serial stories from these
authors: Amelie Rives, Mary J. Hawker
("Lance Falconer"), F. Marion Craw
ford, Jerome K.Jerome, Edgar Fawcett,
Julian Hawthorne, Ambrose Bierce,
Hamlin Garland,? Paul Lindau, Catulle
Meiuies. Francois Coppee. Auatole
France, etc. APA
* i? ■ *
a The Current Literature Publishing
company in the March Short Stories
offer prizes for the best ghost story in
3,000 words, and for a story of college
life that must be written by an under
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The March number of The Forum will
contain, under the title of "A Study in
Municipal Corruption," a striking anon
ymous article, showing the methods
by which the bribery of city councils.
school boards and other such bodies is
done by contractors and their agents.
* * *
Table Talk for the current month is
fully up to the mark of its high calling
which it has set as the guide and aid of
housekeepers and the coefficient Of
happy marriages and contented homes.
It is published monthly at. No. 1113
Chestnut street, Philadelphia. . .
Charles Scribner's Sons are to publish
an "exhibition number" of Scribner's
Magazine simultaneously with the open
ing of the exposition in Chicago. They'
promise to make it as line an example
of an American magazine as can be
produced, and they can be counted upon
to keep their promise. The text is not
to relate chiefly to the fair, but leading
writers and artists have been asked to
contribute what they themselves think
will best represent them. '..'
.'•• March' Cndey's, just issued, is a brill
iant liitt'i'iiiitiointl nii'u!>er. which, in
augurates tin; siiutidanrMius /English
I edition or' thi-i fa. nuns an.i |>:ogrt\ssive
American ui.igiziuc. Appropriately,
• thexeiore, it presents. Ue full length
portrait of the Queen of England's first
'cousin, 11. R. H. Duchess of TVck, ac
company '- her first contribution' to
literature, which is finely •illustrated."'
It has, besides,. a water color medallion
portrait of the woman whom the Ameri
can public is . about to again salute as
the first lady in the land, Mrs. Grover
Cleveland. It is described as the most
charming thing in color ever produced.
A complete novel, equal in length to a
81.50 book, is the old fashioned story.
"Romance of a Trained Nurse." by
Kate Upson Clark.illustrated by Eleanor
E. Grcatorex. of Paris. Another of this
issue's illustrated articles is %'Saunter
. ings in Norway," by Hjaliuar Hjorth
Worlhington's Magazine, A. D.
Worthington & Co., Publishers, Hart
ford, Conn.; 82.50 per year.
Seventh Biennial Reportof the Direct
ors and Officers of the Minnesota'insti
tute for .Defectives, Schools for the
Deaf, Blind and Feeble-Minded; Minne
apolis. Harrison & Smith publishers.
'Astronomy and Astro-Physics; office
of publication, Northfield, Minn. J9£SS
Scientific American. a Weekly Journal
of Practical Information, Art, Science,
Mechanics, Chemistry and Manufac
tures, New York, £3 per year.
The Housekeeper, a Journal of Do
mestic Economy, Minneapolis, Minn.;
$1 per year.
Harper's Bazar.Harper Brothers.pub
lishers, New York; §4 per year.
University Extension, a Monthly
Journal Devoted to the Interests of
Popular Education, published by the
American Society for tiie Extension of
University Teaching. Philadelphia, Pa.;
■51.50 per year.
The Idler, Monthly. S. S. McClure,
publisher, 743 & 745 Broadway, New
York; $3 per year.
THE NEW CONGRESS.
Nothing so strikingly measures the
force of the political revolution we have
just passed through as this overturn of
the senate. The Republicans two years
ago counted on holding that body for
ten years, no matter what happened to
their popular majorities in the congres
sional and presidential Held.—Spring
field (Mass.) Republican. ,
The Fifty-third congress will try
what the Democrats are made ot—
whether they have the courage of their
convictions or not. If they fail to give
the country a course of beneficent legis
lation, they might as well ••quit," for
there will" be nothing to impede or
thwart their legislative intent.—
There is every reason to believe that
the Populists will act with the Dem
ocrats on organization and, with the ex
ception of silver, on other issues of
legislation in the near future. What
ever course they may decide upon will
not alter the fact that Republican as
cendancy in the senate is at au end.—
The Democrats are going to control
the senate. Yet, it was to prevent such
a possibility that the new states were
admitted— three or four years ago.
The millstones have done some tine
grinding during the last two or three
years. Indeed, ever since "reconstruc
tion" days.— Hartford Times.
At last a Democratic senate is assured
—a fact about which there should have
been no doubt immediately alter the
November election, aim about which
there would have been no doubt it tiie
United States senators were, as they
ought to be, chosen by the people. —
And now a Democratic senator from
North Dakota. In Wyoming the legis
lature has adjourned without election,
and the governor will appoint a Demo
crat. Mr*. Stevenson will have the
pleasure of presiding over a senate with
a good working majority of his own
political faith.— Blooinmgton Bulletin.
A FEW JOKES.
Ethel (the heiress)— l received another
proposal last night. Clarriso— Dear me,
clear me, what a thing it is to have
money New York Press.
All through the Lenten season
Her spirit seems meek and contrite;
And he. 'cause the bills are not heavy,
Has a heart exceedingly light.
— Chicago Inter-Ocean.
"Which is the best known insulator?"
The Candidate (a young student, pale
and thin, with a billions complexion
and a savage look about him)— Po
verty, sir La Monde lllustre.
Chollie— Doctor, 1 have something the
mattah with my bwaiii, could aw, you
tell me what it is? Dr. Gruff— is a
question for an analytical chemist, not
a physician. Five dollars, please. Good
day, sir.— Vogue.
When you're feeling the ice beneath your
And over your bond the snowflakes whirl.
'Tis pleasant, while walking along the street.
To think of the summer girl.
:7Pyf New York Press.
Florence— Why, Mabel, I thought you
said you would never 'accept Arthur?
Mabel— So I did. dear. But he just put
his arm around my waist when he pro
posed, and well, I yielded to pressure.
" 'Tis jolly,'' both (.'holly, "that we're now
On the gay round of parties my moneys ml
I'm glad to be certain there's no dance to
I can rest just a little, and sha'n't have to
—New York Morning Journal.
'''What could you have been thinking
of to engage yourself to three men?"
"Well, mother told me my fiance must
be rich, intelligent, handsome, and be
of the best moral character; and as 1
couldn't hope for all that in one man, I
had to take three.''— Brooklyn Life.
The amount of talking now being
done in congress shows the members to
be expert — Pittsburg Chron
Democrats who are howling most
about the danger of a deficit in the
treasury are strangely overlooking the
51.038,000.000 appropriated by the Fifty
second congress. — Buffalo Express.
There are said to be signs of an early
spring and an early adjournment of the
state legislature. Signs of an early ses
sion of the new congress would be a
gratifying addition to the group.— New
York World .
The closing hours of the Llld con
gress must force the impartial observer
to the conviction that the Republican
party is being led with greater .political
sagacity in the days of defeat than in
the years of prosperity.— Baltimore
THE ANTI-OPTION BILL.
Every time the anti-option bill strug
gles to its' feet Mr. Kiigore evinces a
disposition to put his foot in it.—Wash
Mr. Hatch, strangely enough, is not a
success as an incubator. He makes a
great fuss over the anti-option egg, but I
no progress. New i'ork Advertiser.
- When did we understand Mr. Hatch j
s say he was going to call np that ant- i
option bill and pass it:; through r the j
house?— Washington News. j
. Col. Hatch is learning the sad truth
that an anti-option bill lose* strength in j
proportion to its distance from an elec- j
linn in which the Demograiie party j
wants the votes of the former;*.— St. I
Louis Globe Democrat. '
The Solitary Captive of Maj.
Wood Became Very
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The Sequel to th 3 Tale of a
Bloody Trail of the
The Vengeance of the Pitt
> River and What Was
Left of It.
An Honored i ame That Is
Now on an Arizona Prison
Kit Carson is one of the names on the
register of the penitentiary at Yuma.
The owner is not a descendant of the
hunter, trapper, Indian exterminator
and general, all-around border hero, but
a full-blooded Modoc, who would not
now he subject to durance vile but for
the influences of civilization. Indians
are not rare birds in Arizona's penal in
stitutions, but the species attracts at
tention to Kit Carson, who appears at
first glance as different from the low
grade Papagoes and Pimas with whom
he has herded as an eagle is from a buz
zard. lie is better to look at in every
way, cuts his hair short, and has a fond
ness for the bathtub that is foreign to
Arizona aborigines, says- the San
Francisco Examiner. "*
Kit was a protege and discovery ot
Colonel Wood, who headed the punish
ing party, sent out in ISO 6to capture the
band of Modocs, who were slaughtering
wagon-train immigrants to the West in
the Pitt river country. The murderers
numbered some three score bucks, and
their families were with them when
Col. (then major) Wood and his troop
came up with them. A round-up and
enforced sojourn on Indian territory
was all that was intended when the ex
pedition set out, but the Modocs showed
light, and as the trail grew warmer the
soldiers were only too anxious to give it
to them. '
On the day before the Indians, hard
pressed, reached the banks of the Pitt
they relieved themselves of such in
cumbrances as they possessed in the
way of captives by the- simple method
of tomahawking them. Women and
children shared the same fate, and the
murmuring* of the trOODS for ven
geance increased as the body of
one 'mutilated Innocent after an
other was discovered along the trail
of pursuit. The climax came when
naif a dozen little flaxen-haired scalps
were found pinned to a clump of thorn
bushes. The soldiers were maddened,
and pushed forward with a vigor that
took them to the camp of the red
skinned fiends before .they had com
pleted their preparations for crossing
the swollen stream.
Maj. Wood had no power to restrain
the vengeance thirst of his men beyond
a few "words against putting themselves
on a level with the Indians by slaugh
tering squaws and papooses. The
bucks outnumbered the soldiers two to
one, but the vigor of the attack pre
vented anything like resistance, and the
infernal butchers were treated to such a
dose of their own medicine that those
who escaped the earlier volleys sought
safety in swimming. The pitt ran red
with blood that day, v and. as far as
known, not a male adult of the inhuman
band escaped. The squaws escaped un
harmed, with their children, save one
of each. A woman was killed by a
Kit Caison did not appear in evidence
until the work of destroying the camp
began. While directing the gathering
of wood to lire the captured household
goods of the routed redskins Maj. Wood
seated himself on a concave piece of
bark, and Master Kit immediately be
came very much in evidence. He was
then about three years old, plump,
black and shining, active as a flea,
limited to a buckskin string as to
dress, but not a whit bewildered
by his sudden introduction to
the exterminators of his fathers. Al
most as soon as seen he disappeared
with the celerity of a flushed quail, and
for half an hour the slippery little imp
gave half a dozen of the command an
exceedingly lively chase through the
brush and tad grass. When cap
tured he yelled, but a few soothing
words and a bit of hard bread from the
major soon quieted his fears, and he
immediately became that officer's de
For an hour the major tested his loy
alty by giving him his horse to hold and
, leaving him unwatched. The boy never
moved, and inside of another hour his
civilization was commenced by attiring
him in shirt and trousers hastily con
verted trom a flour sack. Never did
fairer-skinned young America put on
prouder strut with first boots and trous
ers than did that dark and pretty
scamp in his blue-braided white
garments. When the major returned to
barracks Kit took passage behind bim,
sticking to the horse through days of
rough riding with the tenacity of a cir
cus monkey, and uttering no sound of
complaint from start to finish.
The boy picked up English with mar
velous rapidity, and his brightness soon
endeared "him to the entire garrison. At
first he called Himself something that
sounded like Kit, and the Carson was
soon added, much to the real Kit Car
son's disgust when a Western soldier
told him of the honor conferred some
time afterward. He was the major's
companion everywhere, and proved
little or no trouble on any sort of expe
dition. Coming down Mount Shasta, when
the boy was about tour years old, the
major's horse missed the trail and
slipped into deep soft s now. lie pulled
out all right and was a dozen yards
away before the major's attention was
attracted by a plaintive exclamation:
"See here! See here!"
Kit had fallen oil when the horse
went down, and was so deeply buried
that only one pudgy black list could be
seen above the white drift, but still he
refrained fiom yelling until he ■
thought his mishap was undiscovered. .
In ISfiO the major returned to Ark- '
ansas, and Kit exhibited his first sign
of fear on the trip. A woman wanted
to buy him. and raised her bids in his
presence until the sum offered amounted
t0 52,000. Kit's lip trembled, but ho
stood stoically until the major declined
The major married ; the war broke out
and he entered the Confederate army as
a colonel. Kit remained at home, ostensi
bly to go to school and aid Mrs. Wood.
At school about all he did was to
prove himself a terror to other
small boys, no five of whom ever
proved a match for him at fisticuffs,
but to his mistress ho was a devoted
slave, lie became celebrated as a cook
before he was fourteen, at which age
his dream was realized by Col. Wood
taking him to the front as a body serv
ant. No fighting was too hot tor him,
and nothing could drive him from the
colonel's side in time of danger. With.
the cessation of danger Kit returned
to cooking ami caring for the colonel's
boy and girl, whom he accepted as
charges with no findings of jealousy.
Col. Wood returned to California, and
wiien located put trust enough in Kit to
let him pilot Mrs. Wood and the young
sters to their new home. This was in-'
ls7i-7i, and the journey was still one of
hardship and: peril, but it was accom
plished, and Kit was rewarded by being
set up as major-domo of the colonel's
ranch. lie wormed liis history out of the
colonel, and then never rested until he
Had mastered every scrap of .published
history «;oncerning his tribe. Some of
their doings be gloried in, others he de
plored, but the reading gave him a pride
of birth that frequently fouud veut iv '
his denunciation.of foreign-boru citizens
who chanced to arouse his ire. ■•
"Pm an American as is an Ameri
can," he was want to .say to such. "Mj
people were here thousands of yean
before you knew there was such -.
country. What are you? Only lm'
ported, that's all."
Kit's downfall came when he joined i
Los Angeles fire company. With ex
tinguishing fires he learned to kindU
them— with whisky.
The colonel moved him to his Arizona
ranch, but about once a mouth Kit took
the trail to Tucson and drank himself
drunk enough to be locked up.
Bail and fines were put up cheer
fully tor a long time, but last
year Kit put it beyond the colonel's
power to rescue him with a gold eagle
or two. On one of his periodicals his
claim of American ancestry was derided
by an equally intoxicated greaser. Kit
wiped otic the insult in blood, or as much
blood as a load of No. ii bird shot would*
draw. His sentence is for ten years.
A MIGIIIY HAUL OF FISH,
Told About by au Alaska Salmon
New York Sun.
A salmon fisher and packer from
Alaska told to a fellow patient in a New
York hospital the other day a wonder
ful story of what is perhaps the
greatest single salmon haul on record.
The company to which the narrator be
longs ims its headquarters at San Fran
cisco, and sends each year to one of
the Alaskan rivers a schooner bearing
sixty men. all of whom are busied in
making tin salmon cans during the voy
age. The point at which the camp was
made last season is 1500 miles from the
nearest postoffice. The season lasts from
May to October, and the pack of the
company on that particular river was
1,500,000 pound cans.
On the day of the great salmon haul
enormous schools of salmon were dis
covered in a reach of the river. '1 tie
stream was guarded at tbe three points
with traps, and the fish were driven to
ward three great nets. The school
was so thick presently that it was
difficult to run a boat through
the enclosed pool. Great fish leaped
out of the water and struck
the oars from the hands of the rowers.
At. length the haul was made, and at
least 75,000 lish were drawn a-lioie.
Two-thirds of the lish were liberated, as
it was impossible to cure at once more
than the 25.000 that were saved. Tho
fish averaged nearly eight pounds each.
The salmon pack of this concern goes
chiefly to Europe, and is sold especially
to British workingmen. The fact that
there is a demand for a delicacy of this
sort among English mechanics leads the
narrator of this story to believe that tho
workingmeu of the British isles are
better paid than Americans suppose.
The salmon syndicate of the North
west, the state of Oregon and the United
."States government are all busied in en
couraging the Pacific coast salmon. The
syndicate alone turns loose into the
rivers of Oregon 50,000,000 salmon an
nually, and, as the industrious female
salmon lays 000 eggs to every pound of
her weight, the prospect of the lish
Throughout the whole Pacific North
west the salmon is about the cheapest
fish going, and is not esteemed a deli
cacy. The Alaskan salmon fishermen
still make a mystery of the salmon,
though his habits have been pretty
well cleared up by scientific investiga
tion. According to popular belief, no
body knows what ihe salmon feeds
upon, lt is also firmly held that the
salmon returns to its. hatching place
but once, at the age of five years, for
the purpose of spawning, and then goes
back to the sea, there to die, or at all
events never again to visit the river of
THE CLERGYMAN'S MUSTACHE
The Allegation Is Made That X
Injures the Clerical Intellect;
Recently an attack was made by a
clergyman on clerical beards, and priests
who wear these facial adornments were
warned that they were a stumbling
block to their congregations. This re
vealed a state of matters serious enough
in all truth. But worse remained be
hind. A correspondent in the leading
church paper this week gravely writes:
"1 am convinced, after a great deal of
observation, that the clerical mustache,
in particular, has an injurious effect
upon the brain." -If this gentleman
be correct the reason of the deteriora
tion of the human race, and especially
of parsons, is at once made apparent,
for of late there has developed among
men of all nations, especially clerical
gentlemen, a great desire to grow as
formidable mustaches as nature and
art combined permit. It aiso satisfac
torily explains the low position in
the mental world occupied by the speci- .
mens of humanity called "mash
ers" or "dudes," who devote most
of their time to pulling and twirling
such mustaches as belong to them.
Convocation is clearly bound to inquire
into this important question, and if it
be veritably shown that the wearing of
mustaches injuriously affects the brain,
nothing remains to be done but to pass
a gravamen, an articulus cleri, or what
ever else may be necessary, sternly
prohibiting all clerical mustaches under
pain of excommunication. The same
gentleman says: "1 can well remember
the general appearance of the clergy
fifty years ago, and 1 must say that,
whatever their faults, they were a more
•manly looking race than their inus
tached successors of today.''
earned by fclxnei ience.
Doctor— What makes you think the
climate won't agree with him?
Wife— Well, I've tried it for twenty
years and I never could do it.
APPLES FROM Ttil'l OLD PARfif
"No other fruit lias such a charm,
apples from the mountain farm;
In ruddy plenty heaped they lie.
And tempt tin j 1 i ■>' pulp to try.
A spicy odor fills the room,
More redolent than tropic bloom,
And on it flo its an airy sprits
As strong its life, as swift us ligbr,
Who ligbtly takes my I.l'lins band
1 And leads me back to Memory Land.
I I see the orchard's sunward slope.
: Where tender leaf-buds softly one,
And wiih the passing of the snoW
Tire pink-tipped buds begin to show;
In fairest beauty they unfold,
'.Mid petals white a tou.-h of cold.
The booming bees with busy hum
To sip their dewy sweetness come; .
The breath of Kden whispers low,
And stronger mountain breezes blow,
Till where the snow-drift deeply lay
There lies, a petal-drift of May. .
Midsummer sunshine floods the tend,
The trees mid-deep in herd's gross st.ml.
The mystic chemistry of life
Within the swelling fruit is rife;
Air, ozone-tinctured, purified.
From old Ascutney's spiny side;
Cool, crystal nectar, from the rill
That ripples down the orchard hill;
And when the work is well begun,
A rosy color from the sun.
Thus heaven nhove anil earth below
Unite to make the apples »row:
And when tnove'ar has passed its noon.
When mellow shines the harvest moon,
With happy toil and merry din
The ripened fruit is gathered in.
, ; ■ iv.
The night is dark, th ■ floor made fast
Against the winter's stormy blast:
Now gran'sir', where the flame leaps high
Has drawn his squeaking arm-chair nigh;
While at his feet, upon tbe lloor.
I sit and listen to bis lore.
Until be calls, "Now. boy, lie spry!
Bring me a mellow .Northern Spy."
With ancient shoe -knife, hollow, thin. j
In one long curl he cuts the skin,
Then gives "the boy" a generous slice,
And seasons it with good advice.
'Tis years since uran'sir' passed away.
And now "the boy"' is growing gray;
But fresh and juicy year by year .
The apples from the farm appear,
As if the tree, deep in the ground. .
Tbe fount of endless youth bad found.
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