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The State Chronicle.
lO.SElMirS DANIELS, - - Fditor.
RALEIGH, N. C,
.OCT. IS, lSbS.
Public Office is a Family Itoo-t. Well,
when we look around anil see what is
i inc done in this State under Jlr. Har
rison, we are lully convinced that the
saying is akin to cospel truth. .-Ureens-boro
.North State Republican.
AMtTlIEK MILE POST REACHED.
Exactly four years ago the present edi
t or moved to Raleigh and became editor of
the State Chronicle. It has been four
years of hard work and untold anxiety,
but it has also been four years of pleasant
work cheered by many appreciative words.
During that period we have never printed
lir.f that was not the truth, or been ac
tuated by any unworthy or selfish motive.
e have attacked Wrong and Vice, and
held Bight and irtue. e nave sought
l ays and only for the public good, and
contended for what we believed to be
right m principle and practice. We have
not made a fortune far from it, but the
paper has succeeded in a way that has
bun satisfactory and encouraging.
We i a-s another mile post with grati
tude to our friends who have enabled us
to make the Chronicle what it is to-day;
with warm appreciation for the brotherly
kindness of the State press which has
always been kind beyond our deserts; with
a .-'router determination than ever to up
hold the Democratic faith, to denounce
wrong in high as well as low places, and
to defend "whatsoever things are pure."
Sam Junes closed bis meeting in Dur
ham on Sunday. In the morning the
congregation raised $2,000 for him, and
did it apDarently with ease. They also
raised -2,500 for a Training School for
Missionaries to be established in Kansas
L-y Mrs. Weiohtman, widow of the late
B:-h !. A prominent lawyer from East
ern North Carolina tells us that Sam
Jones's sermon on Sunday was one of the
greatest and most eloquent efforts he ever
heard from any man. He also says that
the tribute to the great Kobert E. Lee
was the nnest and most elegant he ever
heard paid any man. A party from Ral
eigh went to Durham Sunday night to
hear Mr. Jones, but a Mr. Culpepper
preached. Thev were very much disap
Say what you will of Sam Jones and his
7uys, this is true: He is a great man and
a irenius. and he ues his talents in the
high endeavor to make men Christians.
You can't talk down a man whose work
speaks as loudly for good as does the work
cf this unique and sui generis Georgian.
The colored people will hold their an
nual Fair at Raleigh, beginning on the
22nd of this month. The Chronicle hopes
that they will all join the worthy, indus
trious, and successful farmer-President in
m iking it an exhibit worthy of the race.
They can make it a highly creditable Fair
if they will all pull together, and the
Chronicle sincerely hopes that they will
do so. The negro has made progress since
ISCo, and the next Fair ought to be an
illustrative object lesson of what he has
The Chronicle commends Mr. Bateman
and his bride for their patriotism. They
have emphasized more than a thousand
speeches could do the attitude of the
Farmers' Alliance upon the bagging trust.
It has caused a great deal of levity, but
the principle actuating them ought not to
be overlooked. Were they not a3 brave
as the men who threw the tea overboard
as an illustration of their detestation of
an unjust law? They protest against
wrong and robbery. The Chronicle hon
ors them for giving the world an example
of emphasizing Right!
A WEIGHTY INQUIRY.
Whatever the provocation, the lynching
of Robert Berrier last night at Lexington
is another blow at the sovereignty of the
Berrier was in the hands of the law;and
there was no reason to apprehend his es
cape, nor was there apparent reason to
fear the courts would be slow to mete out
The power of the State was mocked,
and the majesty of the law outraged, to
satisfy the thirst for revenge of a large
number of individuals, who preferred to
gratify their own indignation to obeying
the laws of the State.
lhe man s guilt, which is conceded, is
no justification for the deed; and unless
some speedy and effective means are taken
to assert the power and majesty of the
law in North Carolina, it is horrible to
contemplate what must be the legitimate
That the citizens of Lexington opposed
the lynching, is highly to their credit; and
it is only a pity that Lexington is not
possessed of a military company which
could heve been called out to defend the
majesty of the law from the deadly as
sault made upon it by the lynchers.
The issue is being rapidly brought to a
focus in this State: Can the laws of the
State be enforced?
Who is the Oldest Farmer Subscriber!
Wake Forest, Oct. 15th, 1889. I pre
sent you with two ears of corn, as a prem
ium to the oldest farmer subscriber to the
When planted on good ground, manured
and worked the corn will produce two
ears to the stalk. As to sample sent my
father made this corn through his farming
life and I through my time, and we have
never known any field corn to stand the
test with it, a lapse of time now between
lifty and sixty years.
The corn needs distance, and good
land, as it does not pay on poor land.
Should the oldest farmer be the donor,
then the corn is to be a premium to the
next oldest farmer subscriber to the State
Chronicle. The Editor's subscription
books to determine. After the man is as
certained the editor is to notify him and
send him the corn, the product ot one
stalk. The receiver is to plant the corn
next season, and report the quantity of
land planted and quantity of corn raised,
With remarks, to the State Chronicle.
S. M. Stone.
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THE BOYLE CASE.
In Raleigh there is diversity of opinion
as to whether the Boyle verdict was cor
rect. The News and observer declares
without going into detail that the verdict
was '-error." On the other hand the
Progiessive Farmer thinks that it was cor
rect, and says:
The Progressive Farmer, as its readers
know, has had little to say in regard to
this terrible affair. Since the commission
of the crime, the offender has been in the
hands of the law. He had a fair trial be
fore a jury of good citizens and has been
convicted and condemned to death. Much
of the testimony was published, much of
it imperfectly, and much omitted. Many
of the strongest points against the prisoner
were not and could not be published.
We see it stated by some of our State
contemporaries that since the trial, there
is quite a diversity of opinion among the
good people of our city, as to the correct
ness of the verdict. We confess that we
have not heard it, nor do we believe that
there would be any great diversity of
opinion among intelligent men anywhere,
if rhev could have heard even and only.
the story of the prisoner himself, in all its
details. So tar as we are iniormeu me
sentiment of the community is, that the
verdict of the jury was in accordance with
the facts brought out by the testimony
and was fully warranted and sustained by
The Goldsboro Headlight thinks the
verdict a righteous one and so does tne
Wilson Mirror, the Greenville Reflector,
the Elizabeth Citv Economist, and other
papers. Webster's Weekly holds the same
opinion and says:
The Weekly cordially approves tae ver
dict of the jury in the Boyle case. Dr.
times1 testimony rendered it impossible
for the jury to have rendered any other
verdict. If it be true that Boyle outraged
Miss Whitaker, death was too good tor
him, and if it be true that he used his
official position as a priest to undermine
the voung lady s hold on virtue ana inus
secured her ruin, he should be hung on
general principles. We hope the Supreme
Court will not De aoie to unci any errors
in the case, and that if an effort is made
to secure his pardon or the commutation
of his sentence that Governor Fow'.e a id
not yield to such a demand. We congrat
ulate the people ot Kaieigh on tne ract
that thev did not lynch Bovle when the
crime was committed, and tuat their con
servatism and love of law and order has
been rewarded by a prompt verdict of
The Economist says:
Boyle was a servant of the Devil, serving
him in the livery of holiness. He stood
before that audience, a perjurer, an apos
tate, a falsifier in religion, an outrageous
assailant of female virtue, conscious of
his crimes, composed, stolid, defiant. He
was sustained by his father, the Devil,
who to his children metes out the wages
of infamy and he was applauded when
he spoke and smiled and bowed when he
was done, and shaked hands thankfully
with his counsel and bowed condescend
ingly and patronizingly to the Court.
Surely, there must be some chosen curse
stored in the armory of heaven, some
"hidden thunder, red with uncommon
wrath" to blast this human demon,
lhe Greenville Relleetor says:
Any man who will steal money from a
church and spend it in houses of prostitu
tion, or play cards with negro wer.ches in
jail, would not he.-itate to rob a defence
less girl of her virtue upon the slightest
opportunity. Boyle deserves severe pun
ishment. The Greensboro North State agrees
with the News and Observer, and says:
Those who have read the testimony
carefully are of opinion that Boyle was
not guilty as charged in the indictment.
There was no evidence of rape or an as
sault with intent to commit rape. The
case has all the appearance of seduction,
and no higher grade of crime.
There can be no palliation or excuse for
Boyle. He is the victim of lustful pas
sion, and seems willing to submit to pun
ishment. Popular sentiment evidently swayed
the jury. The majesty of the law is al
ways the same, ana wnen it is misapplied
to a state of facts it simply demoralizes
the people. There is a shock and conse
quent disgust with the jury system.
The Statesville Landmark teems to in
cline to the opinion that here was "a rea
sonable doubt,"' and says:
The present state of public opinion at
Raleigh with reference to the Boyle case
proves the wisdom of a people waiting to
hear both sides instead of proceeding to
execute summary punishment upon per
sons charged with crime. On the streets
here this week it is said that Judge Arm
field thinks there is a "reasonable doubt"
in the prisoner's favor.
We have not watched the papers care
fully to note their opinions. The most of
them have published the result without
The New York Saturday Giobe is very
much excited about Boyle's conviction and
makes the faise charge that he was con
victed because he was a Roman Catholic
priest. There is not the shadow of foun
dation for such a statement. If Boyle
had been a Baptist or a Methodist preach
er he would have been convicted. The
Wilmington Messenger which replies to
the slander of the Globe, truly says that
"North Carolina justice is rarely vindict
ive or murderous. It is more apt to be
favorable to the criminal. Because of
thi3, red-handed murderers escape their
doom every year." We have not seen
the Globe. The following is the quota
tion made by the Messenger:
"In the choice of the jury it turns out
that the entire panel was made up of
farmers, all of whom are said to have
been members of a single Protestant de
nomination, and that, too, one in which
the prejudice against the Catholic church
is so strong as to amount almost to con
"Whatever may be the facts in the
case and upon these theure is no special
divergence of opinion the spectacle of a
man being convicted of a crime and sen
tenced to death upon the unsupported
evidence of only one person will scarcely
commend itself to justice in this day and
age of the world. Hero was a case in
which the testimony of two persons, both
interested parties, was in direct conflict.
There was no other that was in any way
vital to the question at issue, and yet upon
this unsupported testimony, which was
directly contradicted by the prisoner, a
man has been convicted and sentenced to
be hanged. There are probably not more
than one or two State's in the Union in
which this crime is a capital offense, or in
which any other than murder is so
In regard to this statement it is not
necessary to say that most of the juries in
North Carolina are composed wholly of
farmers, and that in Wake county where
they predominate, most of the juries are
mainly eomposed of Baptists. It
was a good jury, and it would have con
victed a Missionary Baptist preacher upon
the same evidence that it convicted the
Roman Catholic preacher. Boyle had
able counsel the best that any man could
have. He had a fair trial before a jury
of his peers. He has appealed to the Su-
preme Court. We await its decision.
It is foully false that the "prejudice"
among the Baptists "against the Catholic
church amounts almost to confirmed big
otry" and we do not believe for a moment
that Beyle's church relations weighed a
feather against him in the trial.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Dr. Sion H. Rogers has gone to Texas
where he will practise medicine.
Hon. T. J. Jarvis will deliver
the dress on Tuesday, October 26th
Edenton Agricultural Fair.
Governor Hill, of New York,
leged tool of the whiskey men. is
abstinence man, says the New York Voice.
Maj. Wm. A. Hearne has assumed the
editorial chair on the Goldsboro Meiciry.
It will hereafter be issued as a semi
weekly. Thy Governor has appointed Dr. B. F.
Dixon and J. H. Mills to attend the Boyo'
and Girls' National Home and Employ
ment Association at Washington Novem
The Durham Globe has received a let
ter from Hon. Russeil A. Alger, the
wealthy "lumber king" aud Republican
politician of Michigan, in which he says
that he intends to come to North Carolina
soon with a view to making certain busi
ness investments in this State.
Judges and lawyers can not be members
of the Alliance, yet Dr. G. W. Moseley,
Chaplain of Sampson County Alliance
tells us that the best Alliance lecture he
has yet heard was Judge Bynum's charge
to the grand jury on last Monday. Clin
Rev. Ed. Mack has received a call from
the session of Washington, N. C. Presby
terian church for his sei vices as pastor
until next May, when he will leave for
Berlin, Germany, where he will prosecute
his studies in the Iiue of Old Testament
Literature and Theology.
Congressman Ewart, Republican, from
the ninth district is a lawyer, but tells the
llenders onville Times that he expects to
become a member of the Farmers' Alliance
shortly. He gives a facetious reason:
"Last year I raised Tom Johnston, the
Democratic party, asp 200 bushels of
corn!" He asks. "That ought to entitle
me to admission into the order, oughtn't
United States Consul General Dockery
arrived in Rio Janerio safely and writes
that he is in good health and well pleased
with his job. His son Claudius, who was
licensed by the Supreme Court to practice
law a few days ago, sailed for Rio last
Saturday to join his father and next
spring Mrs. Dockery will undertake the
long journey. Rockingham Spirit.
The Charlotte Chronicle says the Rev.
R. G. Pearson, the Evangelist, whipped
out John Robinson's Circus at Rock Hill,
S. C. on Wednesday of last week. He
dre w a b'g crowd and the circus was so
poorly patronized that the circus people
were so disgusted tbey decided to cancel
their engagement for a night performance,
and pulled up pegs to hunt a place where
no evangelist was pleaching.
The following lawyers are attending the
Supreme Court this week: Messrs. Jus. E.
Moore, of Willianiston; Jacob Battle ami
R A. P. Cooley, of Nash; N. G. Gulley
and C. M. Cooke, of Franklin; H. F. Mur
ray and F. A. Woodard, of Wilson: Harrv
Skinner, of Pitt , T. T. Hicks, of Hender
son; T. H. utton, of Fayetteville; W. R.
Allen and W. T. Dortch, Jr. ,of Goldsboro;
Geo. Rountree. of Kinston; G. M. Lind
say, of Snow Hill.
Judge Gresham spoke in very high
terms of Mr. Cleveland's administration,
and said it was remarkable how fa.-t the
people are coming to look npon him as a
very strong and courageous man, who did
his duty under circumstances that would
have overwhelmed a weaker character.
Judge Gresham lei:eves that Mr. Cleve
land will be ienominated in lb'J2, and
says he can see no possible way in which
he can be defeated at the polls. Milwau
Mr. Geo. Allen, of New Berne, who un
til recently was noted as a large hardware
dealer of the Elm City, and a man of en
ergy and broad, liberal public spirit, was
in the city for several hours yesterday,
between trains, on his way to Salem, Ya ,
where he has located in business and will
make his home. His loss to New Berne
is a serious calamity and to the State at
large. No enterprise for the advance
ment of the interests of his people and
section, intellectually or materially, was
ever lacking the generous aid of George
Allen. Goldsboro Argus. The Chroni
cle sorrows to see this gentleman, who
deserves the praise of the Argus, leave the
Prof. Mclver, who conducted the Teach
ers' County Institute, is the right man iu
the right place. He is a hard worker, a
practical instructor and is thoroughly ex
perienced in methods. But this is not all
Prof. Mclver has his soul in the work.
He never tires. At each stage of his la
bors he gathers new enthusiasm, and his
boundless ingenuity is equal to the most
trying emergencies of the school room. He
discussed the topics that so much perplex
the teachers, and from an extensive expe
rience he gathered all the best, and iu a
forcible manner expressed them with the
practicability of the system. Asheboro
Chas. A. Cook, E-q , has been appoint
ed U. S. District Attorney tosueceetl Fab.
H. Busbee, Esq. He is a good lawyer, and
was a Democrat until the "Liberal" move
ment. This seems to be a good year for
"Liberals," as Chas. Price, Esq , another
"Liberal," is District Attorney in the
Western District. Mr. Cook has been a
member of the State Senate, and was the
Republican nominee last year for Attor
ney General. It is said that the appoint
ment was offered to Judge Russell who,
though wanting it, declined because he
was backing W. S. O'B. Robinson, Esq.
Cook was backed by Cheatham, the col
ored Congressman, whose endorsement
seems to be the most potent power iu
National Officers of Knights Templar.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 10. The
Grand Encampment of Knights Templar
of the United States in secret session this
morning, elected J. P. Gobin, of Pennsyl
vania, Grand Master, and Hugh McOrudy,
of Michigan, Deputy Grand Master of the
Grand Encampment. General Gobin is
Senator from Lebanon, Pa., ami General
of third brigade of national guard of Penn
sylvania. W. B. Isaacs, of Richmond,
Va., was elected Grand Recorder.
Denver, Col., was elected as the place,
and the second Tuesday iu August, 1S92,
as the tima of the next triennial meeting
Lenoir Prefer the N. C. Editors to the
The Statesville Landmark favors Lenoir
as the place for holding the Columbus Ex
position of 1892 and pledges the North
Carolina Press Association to agree with it.
We would suggest a compromise, and will
take the Press Convention instead.
Name of Another Fair County
Stained with Blood.
Robert Berrier, the slayer of Mrs. Her
bert Walzer, was taken out of jail in Lex
ington Monday night at half past seven
o'clock by a crowd ot white men number
ing about 100 and hanged to a tree on the
outskirts of the town. It was done in a
quiet manner. The dispatch to the
Charlotte Chronicle is as follows:
Lexington, Oct. 14. Robert Berrier
who killed his mother-in-law, Mrs. II.
Walser, was brought back from Greens
boro on the noon train to-day, and was
arraigned befcre Esquire Moyer. His
counsel, M. II. Piunix and W. B. Glenn,
waived an examination and the prisoner
Robert Berrier was committed to the coun
ty jail to await the action of the grand
T ho excitement is still great, and the
town is full of country people, and threats
of lynching are heard on every side.
If to-night passes without his being
lynched, I think his life will be spared and
the law allowed to take its course.
Berrier was arrested near here Sunday
and brought into town in the afternoon.
A great crowd of people from the country
swarmed into town and it looked as if
Berrier would be lynched then.
Berrier was promptly carried before
Esouire Mover and committed to jail for
a hearing at. two o'clock to day.
The crowd became so threatening that
it was deemed best to get Berrier away;
and he was taken to Greensboro on the
7:45 train last night, with the understand
ing that he should Ie brought here to-day
on the 11 o'clock train for a hearing.
Public opinion was divided as to lynch
ing Berrier, and I thought the sober,
second thought would prevail, and that
the law would be allowed to take its course.
The people in town as a unit, opposed his
being lvnched, and I thought, "it is done
at all, it will bo done by the people in the
neighborhood where the cowardly crime
The four months old child that he car
ried away, when he committed the terrible
murder has been recovered. It was found
in a hollow tree, all sound and well, and
has been restored to its mother.
The crime for which Berrier was hanged
was given in the Chronicle at the time of
the deed. Berrier married a grand-daughter
of Henry Walser. He and his wife
lived unhappily and finally separated,
their only child, a young baby, being taken
by its mother to her mother's home. One
day last week, while Berrier's father in
law was at Morgauton, where he had left
his daughter iu the asylum, Berrier went
to his mother-in-law's house near Lexing
ton to secure the child. He finally .snatch
ed the child away from the old lady, and
as she followed him and tried to recover
the child. Berrier pulled out a pistol and
shot her dead. Berrier then tied with the
A gentleman from Davidson tells the
Chronicle that he was lynched because
in no other way could he be punished. No
one saw him commit the crime except his
w'fe, and her evidence would be incompe
tent. TABERNACLE BI'R N E D.
Brooklyn Tabernacle, Dr. Talmage's
Church, Was Burned Sunday.
The origin of the fire is unknown. The
sexton denies the remor that fire had been
lighted yesterday in the furnaces, and
thus explodes the defective tine theory.
Edison's men were in the building Sat
urday arranging anew electric plant, and
it is thought that during the thunder
shower, which prevailed during the night,
lightning had been carried into the build
ing by the wires they introduced, and
uhich ran around the gallery on a level
with where the ilames were first seen.
The loss on the church building, in
cluding the organ, which was one of the
finest iu the couutry, is $150,000 It is
said to be covered by insurance iu a num
ber of companies. The seating capacity
v,n 2, SOU, and it was always fully taxed
at the Sunday services.
The t rustees gave the total insurance as
$129,450. The building originally cost
11S,0U0, to wh.ch improvements costing
$5,ooO have been aoded. The organ
cost $20,000; church furuitnre, 2G,s00;
new carpets, &u , $o.00.
The AVarreuton Fair.
From Henderson Gold Ieafu
The exhibit in some departments is rot
only full but quite ere disable iu the nature
and" quality ot the articles shown.
The attendance yesterday was fair for
the opening day. It was as genteel, good
looking and orderly a gathering as one
usually sees. It was composed of the
tlower of old Warren and adjoining coun
lies. There were many pretty ladies there
and no cleverer men are to be found any
where. It is always a pleasure to visit
Warrenton whether they have a fair in
progress or not. The citizens are never
too much engrossed with business matters
to make it pleasant to visitors.
Speeches were made by Hon. Geo. W.
Sanderlin, State Auditor, Col. L. L. Polk,
editor of the Progressive Farmer, and
Gov. Fowle, the latter arriving on the
regular afternoon train and speaking last.
Those who know these gentlemen need not
be told that they fully sustained their
reputation on this occasion. Want of
space prevents auy comment on the re
marks of either speaker at this time.
The Warrenton Cornet Band made music
for the occasion. It is a fine musical or
ganization composed of as clever young
men as can Ie "drummed" up or "called
together" anywhere. The Warrenton
Guards were on hand and constituted one
of the most attractive features of the fair.
It is a fine looking body of young gentle
men, w 11 drilled. The. company is the
pride of the town and justly so. Dr. Phil
Macon is Captain and he has the thorough
respect and confidence of his men. Each
individual member takes an interest in the
success of the company and as a conse
quence it is one of the best in the State for
The officials of the fair are as clever and
courteous as could be. President Brame
presided at the speaker's stand and Secre
tary Foote was everywhere hi3 services or
attentions were needed. He is au indus
trious and icdefatigable worker and the
success of the Warrenton Fair is laregely
due to his individual efforts.
THE NEGRO EXODl'S.
The Yazoo Delta is the Land of Proin
George W. Price, the Wilmington negro
who is at the head of the negro exodus
movement, was in Raleigh last week. He
says the negroes want to get away from
the Wilmington section faster than trans
portation can be provided for them. He
finds that few are leaving this section of
the State. Isaiah G. Hayes, the Raleigh
colored lawyer, says they are all heading
for the land of promise, the Yazoo delta.
He states that some of them are sending
money there and buying lands. Twenty
five families from Franklin county left on
one train last Thursday.
Brown Not Guilty.
The trial of Ed. Brown, charged for
the murder of Col. Page, editor of the Ma
rion Times Register, has been the absorb
ing theme in Marion this week. Col. Page
was said to be too intimate with a relative
of Brown's, and Page was shot in the dark
one night as he was getting off the train
at Marion. It was thought Brown fired
the shot. The State failed to identify
Brown as the man who did the shooting.
The jury was out sixteen honrs, and then
rendered a verdict of Not Guilty.
THE BEST YET.
A FAIR WORTHY OF
GRAND OLD STATE.
The Exhibits Are Better and There Are
More of Them Than Heretofore The
Crowd Large and Composed of the
Cleverest People the Sun shines On.
Best I ever saw!
The State Fair outdid itself.
Did you ever see such an improvement
in the Fair?
Why, this is nearly as good as the State
Such was the character of the remarks
made by the visitors to the State Fair this
week. Everybody was pleased and every
body was willing and glad to express pleas
ure. Four years ago the editor of the State
Chronicle said that the Fair, so far as ex
hibits went, was very poor, and that its
only redeeming feature was the crowd of
clever people who, after all, make the best
part of a Fair. Last year we said that the
exhibits were not above the average except
in the department of fine stock. The
Chronicle always says what it thinks
about the Fair, and the exhibits, and the
people who cannot come have naturally
learned to look to the Chronicle for cor
rect information about the Annual Fair
It is a really GREAT FAIR, with a big F
We congratulate President W. G. Up
church, Secretary Peter M. Wilson
Gen. Supt. Jno. T. Patrick, and their co
workers upon the marked success which
has crowned their long and continued ia
bors. President Upchurch, with charac
teristic appreciation, attributes all the sue
cess to the efforts of the generous editors
of the State, and ex -editors Wilson and
Patrick say that the Pres3 did more than
they to make the Fair a great success.
C ertainly the Press of the State deserves
praise for its unselfish labors in behalf of
the Fair. The editors are always ready to
work for and with Fair managers who ap
preciate their efforts, and are willing to
give them their share of the glory. A
North Carolina editor is somewhat like an
old time darkey. If you only praised his
work, he would work himself half to
death. But if praise were withheld, he
would accomplish as little a.s po-s:ble. The
editors will nut "bust thci. gallowses"
aiding any enterprise which does not man
ifest an appreciation of what they do, and
the North Carolina State Fair managers
were wise when they told the editors they
could not succeed without their help.
The Fair managers have worked with
energy at a gait of 2:40; with wisdom
truly Solomonic; with an appreciation of
what the people want akin to foreknowl-
Ige. They left the old beaten patns, and
dug out new roads. anil went after novelties
and sights and curiosities ;is well as extra
farm products and fine stock. The amuse
ments, horse jockeying, alliance marriage,
sideshows and such things was but com
paratively a small part of the Fair. The
agricultural interests had the first place,
and attracted the most attention from the
sober, serious part of she attendants. The
exhibits constituted truly an illustrative
object lesson a less u of real value to
every farmer. The amusements and rac
ing pleased the young people, and not a
few old and substantial Alliance men took
time to see the curiosities and to enjoy
the nonsensical part of the Fair.
The weather seemed to be against the
Fair on Monday and Tuesday. It was
cold, rainy and blustery, but Dit Battle,
who had charge of the weather, said he
had contracted to furnish good weather
it was on the bills and must be had. So
he sent up his signal of Fair Weather, and
people smiled. But he stuck to it, and
sure enough the good weather arrived on
schedule time Wednesday morning.
The Opening Day.
The Fair was formally opened on Mon
day. The crowd was not large, the weath
er unfavorable, and the outlook was not
particularly pleasant. Handsome Chief
Marshal Herbert E. Norris, who made
the opening remarks, and his gal
lant assistants were on hand and the band
tried to make the people lively. Gover
n hi Fowle made' a short speech and opened
the Fair. He paid a deserved high com
pliment to the officers of the Fair and to
President Lpchurch. Mr. L it hurch
spoke briefly and pointedly, and said the
credit was due to the pr ss. Remarks
were made by Mr S. H. Rodoer.s. of Sjuth
Carolina, and Col. L. L Polk, Secretary
of the Si-ate Farmers' Alliance. Then the
Governor's daughter, Miss Mary, turned
on the steam and the machinery started.
The Novel .Marriage.
Tuesday was cold and very disagreeable,
but the people came from far and near
it was the biggest crowd we ever saw on
Tuesday. The chief object of interest was
the marriage of Mr. A. M. Batemen to
Miss Josephine Knowles, both of Wash
ington. Both were dressed in cotton bag
ging. The bride's dress was very becom
ing. She was pretty and lookeel particu
larly well. She was apparently perfectly
camposed and as happy as a queen. In
deed the Governor styled her "The Queen
of the Twenty-ninth Fair." They were
married on the Judge's stand on which
were a number of distinguished gentle
men. The crowd viewed the ceremony
from the Grand Stand. The pair went up
to the Judge's Stand preceded by the fol
lowing attendants: Miss Florence Ste
phenson, Miss Maude Stephenson, Miss
Nellie Pariiu, Miss Eda Sandei ford and
Mr. R. E. Pugb, Mr. R. E. L Yates, Mr.
C. H. Stephenson, Mr. Jos. Dupree.
Rev. J. J Scott, State Chaplain of the
Farmers' Alliauce, in the presence of a
tremendous crowd, uuite;d them iu the
holy bonds of matrimony. When he bad
finished, the crowd sent up hearty hurrahs
for "Batemau and his bride." The Gov
ernor and State Auditor Sanderlin then
addressed them. Capt. Syd Alexander,
President Elias Carr and other prominent
citizens extended congratulations. Then
the party went into Floral Hall where the
presents were presented and Mr. Sander
lin received them in a pleasant speech in
behalf of the happy couple. Prof. Gar
rett, of Boston, connected with the
Southern Music Houses, played the wed
ding march, and every heart wished them
joy. There came near being a "hitch" in
the marriage which made the interest all
the deeper. When Chief Marshal S. Otho
Wilson and Mr. Bateman went to the
Register of Deeel's office to procure the
license and learned that he must have the
written consent of the bride's father, as
she is just sweet sixteen, consternation
seized Mr. S. Otho Wilson the marshal,
and disappointment fell upon the young
people. In a minute Mr. Wilson was
equal to the ccjasion and rati to the tele
graph office and by noon hatl the cheerful
news for the gioom and the public.
Plymouth, N. C, Oct. 14
W. M. Bateman: I consent to my
daughter's marriage to W. M. Bateman.
The Register smiled, the crowd smiled
and the groom said with a twinkle, "it
will be a bright day to-morrow" and it
was for him and his bride. May every
day be as bright and as happy for them!
From that time on they were the centres
of attraction everywhere, and people
rushed to look at them as if they had been
newly imported curiosities. But they
were so happy that they didn't notice
and wouldn't have cared if they had.
The Trade Parade.
Tuesday was the big day for the Trade pa
rade. It was long and some of the floats
were very handsome, and unique and at
tracted great attention. The following
establishments had floats and carriages:
The Daily Call.
Edwards & Broughton.
Yancey & Stronach.
Julius Lewis tfc Co.
Norris fc Carter.
North State Music Co.
Union Central Life Ins. Co.
W. C. & A. B. Stronach.
W. H. & R. S. Tucker & Co.
Allen it Cram.
C. A. Goodwin.
Harris' Dying Works.
Jones & Powell.
The Alliance Warehouse.
North Carolina Wagon Factory.
At the head of the procession was the
Steel Creek band then a carriage con
taining Mr. and Mrs Batemau (ready to
be married in cotton bagging clothing).
The Raleigh Typhographical Union, sixty
strong, in white beavers, showed a fiue
body of industrious and worthy men the
men whose work preserves the record of
the Fair. The Raleigh & Gaston Railroad
Relief Association 200 strong made a
fine appearance. The y are the men whose
work makes the engines that brings the
people to the Fair, and they are men of
The Chronicle cannot undertake to
give anything like an accurate account of
the varied exhibits. Iu most departments
they were far ahead of any year since the
Exposition. It did not occur to us iu a
cursory examination that the display iu
the Depaitment of Ladies Work was as
large as we have sjen. though in quality
it was not behind, lhe display made by
the business men in Raleigh and elsewhere
was large and attractive. The Blackwell
Durham Bull exhibit was the most novel
yet made. In the back ground were bags
of tobacco innumerable. In the forefront
was a huge bull made of tobacco, bearing
on his back a globe, also made of tobacco.
A better design could not have been
chosen. The exhibit by the State Agri
cultural Department was larger and bet
ter than heretofore and attracted great
The exhibit from Alamance attracts
great attention. It is full and c( mp!e:e,
and shows the products of this great coun
ty. The Catawba exhibit is very large
and illustrates the fertility and industry of
our sturdy CatawU. farmers. There are
nice exh bits fre;m other counties, notabiy
from Co.ucibus, but veiy few of the coun
ties have a large exhibit.
We wish we had the space to refer to
the exhibits of strictly North Carolina
manufacture. Our space forbids a de
tailed mention this week. .Next week we
uiav m-'ke particular mention of the b
of the displays and write up some of the
Mate's nourishing manufacturing estab
The Florida Display.
One of the most attrac'ive displays at
tiie Jr a. r is the exhibit ot fruits from In
dian River, Florida, under the inautge
ment of Capt. R. P. Paddison, formerly
of Pender county but now of Florida, con
sisting of pine apples in their native grow
ing condition, bananna piants and fruits
A large variety of oranges, grape fruit
shaddock citron, Gerava lemons, Japan
persimmon from the groves of A. L Hatch
Dr. Holmes and others of Indian River
Also a fine collection of canned fruit:
from Mr. W. A. Narwood, Mr. Geo. B
Rumph, Miss Lula Levison, Mr. J. A.
Pritcnard, Mr. R. P. Paddison and Mr.
Singleton. Aiso very fane specimens ot
vegetable beans, ckra from Mr. Rumph
and beautiful specimens of egg plant?
from Mr. L. Carlisle, of La Grange, who
also had a beautiful collection of oranges.
Capt. Paddison has with him a beautiful
collection of platagraps of the Indian
River couutry and Lake Worth, the latter
are principally taken from the beautiful
home and cocanut grove of R R. Maxa
mine, one of the wealthiest and most hos
pitaoie gentlemen at L.ake worth who is
always glad to see friends and strangers
and with his accomplished wife made them
feel at home.
Capt. Paddison, for Brevard county, has
kindly donated this fine coiiection of fruits
to the Soldiers' Home. They will be sold
for the benefit of the same.
The Coutedei ate Veterans.
Wednesday was Confederate Veterans'
Day. There was a big crowd of the brave
old heroes. Generous Julian S. Carr
spread an elegant lunch for them. There
whs no speech-making but Mr. Carr.
Beasley, the Stronaehs, and
"Yets" told iokes -uid fed
all the old
j men laugh
(id at the
time. Col. B ash
asley made pioi
at his rare iokes than
circus. At 8 o'clock at niint
met in the Senate Ch-i:ub.
Carr made an appropriate speech. Secre
tary Wr. C. Stronach called the roil of
counties. From some of the counties po
responses were made, but the majority
were represented, and later in theevi uing
all ex-Con feeleraies present were invited
to participate Col. lie ts!ev. Chaiimaii
of the Execu;ie
hi id before
erect ion of
the Association a ph
a Confederate Home.
The big question was: Shall we have
a Confederate Home or Homes? it was
decided iu the ailii uiative. The geneious
offer of Col. Heck, referred to last week,
was accepted with thanks, and Col. A. B.
Andrews, Col. T. C. Fuller' and Col. W.
F Beasley were appointed to convey the
thanks of the Associa'ion to Col. Heck.
Mr. Carr tried to decline re-election, but
the Old Veterans would not hear of it.
He was re-ekcted. Maj. W. A. Blount
was elected vice-President, and W. C.
Ex-Com. F. II. Busbee, S. A. Ashe and
T. L. Emey.
The matter of erecting a monument at
Gettysburg and raising funds for the
Home were referred to the Ex-Com.
There were jis many curiosities as at a cir
cus. There were tents innumerable, and for
ten cents or less you could see sights and
sigh's! Amongthemwas "Jumbo .b-wett,"
a man from Iowa who has weighed seven
hundred and forty-nine pounds and meas
ured seven feet around the abdomen. He
is just recovering from a stubborn malarial
attack. He says this sickness caus( d him
to FALL OFF TWO HUNDRED POI NDS. He
only weighs five hundred and fifty now.
There is the "famous" water epueen, a lady
who eats, sews, and does some astonishing
things under water. The glass blowers
are there in two large tents with various
curiosities and novelties. A largo Indian
wigwam is on the ground, accommodating
twenty genuine Cherokee Iudian braves
and four squaws Rhoda Berry Lowry,
the queen of the "Swamp Angels" (the
Henry Berry Lowry gang of outlaws) is
theie in a special department in the Ex
position Building. Miss Minnie Gray, is
the Circassiou snake charmer. On Tues
day she was charming a snake, but did
not -'charm never so wisely" and the
snake bit her on the right arm just below
the elbow. She bawled lustily The snake
is nine feet long and weighs lifty pounds.
She took a big drink of "snake bite" and
she was about as usual on Wednesday, but
was handling his snakeship carefully.
The Steel Creek (Mecklenburg county)
band which furnished music has a lady
member, Miss Annie Frazier,of Paw Creek,
who manipulates the bass horn.
There are not a few editors here. From
Texas, the Chronicle was pleased to see
Mr. H. A. McEachin, editor of the -Texas
Western, published at Austin. From South
Carolina we were glad to met Mr
Rodgers, e'ditor of the Palmetto
these gentlemen are delegates
The Chronicle has been glad to grasp
the hand of many members of the last
Legislature who are attending the Fair.
Among them we recall Speaker Lea.ar,
and Representative J. B. Holman, of Ire
dell; Senator Emery, ot Halifax; Senator
Biueios, of Yancey; s nator LeGrand, of
Richmond; Senator Kerr, of Sampson;
Senator KouiNseiN, ot Duplin; Senator
Means, of Cabarrus; Representatives Ham,
of W ayne, Girbon. of Meckleuburg, Bed-
dinofield, ot Wake, W alzer, of iavid-
son, amis, or iiranvine, mcijonalp, or
Cabarrus, Sutton, of Cumberland.
If anybody had a right to be at the Fair
and be a "big Ike" it was the North Caro
lina editors. Among those in attendance
the Chronicle was glad to see Messrs. D.
F. St. Clair, of the Stanford Express; C.
W. Hunt, Burlington News; H. A. Lon
don, Chatham Record; J. A. Crews, Wil
mington Messenger; C. 1. Stewart, twin
City Daily; Wid . Coley. Davie Times,
Mocksville; V. 1. Uarton, Durham Sun;
E. C. Hackney, Durham Recorder; Thos.
M. Youug, Times, Mocksville; J. K. P.
Neathery, Charlotte News; H. A. toote.
Jr., Carthage Blade; C. W. Knight, Rock
ingham Rocket; W. F. Tomlinson, Ashe-
viile Country Homes; Frank Powell, Tar-
boro Southerner; Jos. C. Erwin, Rutner
for l Banner, and J. A. Robinson, Dur
Sam Jones' iSalution ot
the Race Ques-
People complain of the dishonesty- of
negroes as a class. Negroes are no more
so than any other class of people in like
circumstances. If you were to treat your
servants honestly and not give them half
pay as you do, there would be less temp
tation to them to steal. Some people
would say, "You will bring about race
trouble, you are an agitator. No I won t.
It s you who are breeding trouble that
will surely descend on your children some
At the elections let your young men
swear that these are the l.onest returns
and you perjure them. You had better
take the shot-gun and run the niggers out
of the country than to breed trouble of
thi.; kind i.ni damn the souls of your
children. God ain't agoin" to allow it.
It'll come back on you
But its not south of Mason and Dixon's
line that this krhd of dishonesty goes on.
I told the people of Indiana that down
South we? used lead, but there they used
silver. There you can buy them cheaper
than you can kill them and here you can
kill them cheaper than you can buy them.
In the North they are over-run with
foreigners, and in the South it's ignorance
we have to contend with and unless we all
go out with the Bible and the spelling
book in our hands we may expect some
night to be burned while asleep in our
HE DID LET JEEJISGO.
Hew Don. Jelferson Davis Encouraged
The Land We Love giws a model letter
from a young lady whose sweetheart was
iu tlie Fifth South Carolina Regiment, to
Mr. Davis, President of the late Condede
racy, asking for a furlough for her lover
to c me home and get married:
"Dear Mr. President: I want you to let
Jeems Clancy, of company 11, oth S. C.
regiment, come home and get married.
Jeems is willin', I is willin', my mammy,
she is willin", his mammy, she is willin,
but Jeems" captain, he ain't willin'. Now
when we are all willin', 'ceptit ' Jeems'
captain, I think you might let up and let
Jeemes come. I'll make him go straight
back when he's done got married and
fight just as hard as ever. Your affec
tionate friend, &c."
Mr. Davis wrote a letter back, "Let
Jeems go," and Jeems came home, mar
ried the affectionate correspondent of
Mr. Davis and returned to his regiment
and did fight as well as ever.
She Returned the Gilts.
A colored swain wishing to win the good
graces of his lady love, and knowing the
feminine weakness for lovely hats and ele
gant shoes, on circus day presented his
best girl with these two useful articles.
An hour or two later he espied the object
of his affection, bedecked at his expense,
promenading the street with another beau
and receiving gracefully his gallantries.
The greeneyed monster got the better of
the erstwhile generous swam, and walking
up to the dusky damsel on the street, he
peremptorily demanded the return of his
gifts. She immediately complied with his
demand and doffing the hat and shoes re
turnetl them to him, to be bestowed, per
chance, upou some one more worthy of his
Oue Hundred hite Emigrants.
f Charlotte Chronicled
A car containing thirteen families of
white emigrants under the charge of
"Ptg-leg" Williams, from Selma, Johnson
county, N. C, passed through the city
yesterday en route to Woodruff county,
Ark. There were estimated to be about
100 people iu the car.
The County Teachers' Institutes.
Prof. Mclver will conduct them as
lows: Caswell, Oct. 21; Person, Oct.
Granville, Nov. 4; Durham, Nov.
Moore, Nov. 25; Chatham, Dec. 9.
Prof. Alderman will conduct the follow
ing: Alamance, Oct. 21; Orange, Oct. 2S;
Cumberland, Nov. 4; Robeson, Nov. 11;
Richmond, Nov. 23.
That is the Way to Stop ItLet Other
1'laces Do Likewise.
A license of $200: that is the way the
Board of Aldermen put it to lhe "Bucket
Shop" at their special meeting Tuesday
night. And the "bucket shop" didn't open
Aunty I cannot understand how girls
act the way they do nowadays. It's sim
ply awful. ou spent two mouths at New
poii. last summer, ana during that time
you were engaged to half a dozen different
Sweet Girl But, aunty, what else could
i oo. i o. narciiy get uscei to one young
man before his vacation would be over and
he'd have to go back to the city, aud that s
i iie way it went, it was horrid. New
f o .... 0.. 11 Tv ,
.um) j-caisaii, a l'eiroit Wl'JOW, is
leader ot a bull movement in kisses. She
is suing one Sylvester for $5,000 for a sin
gle embrace. If the market can be made
to take its tone from this occurrence the
tortuaes ot all the pretty erirls are. made
and we can imagine nothing which so fitly
answers the description of "light and re
munerative employment" as kissing at
T-',veiei iyei hasa. .x . 1. World.
Scalded to Death.
xi it h t rfor dton , N. C, Oct. 15. Wal
ler mie. tne nve year old son of Walter L.
ni,e, ten in a oouer ot not sorghum and
was scalded to death.
ine young ladies of Burnett, Wis
-aiuuuw ue ueaveniy root socie
ty, the object of which is to do away with
the practice of wearing a number 2 shoe on
a uumoer nve root.
Tried to Have an Engine ifi a
Win. H Bailey, E.j., in Charlotte New
Trade street in Charlotte is a err...,.
thoroughfHre, and before the ticket i.'.l
of the Richmond & Danville Rai!r.,.i
Company was removed, anil whilst i-.s
present stand was occupied as both fr-irht
aud passenger depot in order to pre-."-.,
accidents from the shifting engines !;.',
had necessarily to cross Trade street, t!.e
crrnpany adopted a peculiar kind of wh
tie, differem from the ordinary kind, a-..
so constructed as to cau-e the sound pro
ceeding there! rora to resemble that made
by a man hollering at a great distance.
The court house fronts ou Trade street
about a quarter of a mile from the .;r
Line depot. Whilst Cloud was hoM:::-
court this peculiar whistle blew. On :':rt
hearing it he merely, with a surpri.-ed
air, threw out the qnil then under pro
cess of mas;ication and cutoff and insert
ed in its proper depository a fresh oi.t-.
and so at the second whistle, only tb;t'
the fresh q lid was violently torn off a:,d
inserted with energy, but when the third
whistle sounded he could stand it no lon
ger. Maj. Dowd was at the time address
ing the court.
Cloud, Icq "Stop right tharr, M v
Dowd. Lord Goddurlmity of heav -n 1
yearth. I know, yes I know the statue
ses so uere as to obstruct the admim-i ra
tion of justice; but Lord Goddurhiiify , f
hevin and yearth, ef ef a man has - t
sucn a stentorian voice as can be heard
two mile it cums a hem iu what Mr,
Bailey over there, (pointing to the author
would call the purvu, purvu, a hen:,
purvu of the statute. (After a pau-.
Mr. Sheriff, go and bring that air u.-.m
Sheriff. Icq , to author sotto voce
"What does tne d n old fool mean, a: v
Bailey, to sheriff. "Why he means for
you to arrest the shifting engine on the
Air Line Railroad."
Sheriff. Why, you know I can't do
Bailey to sheriff. "Shall I speak f -vou?"
Bailey, to court (who tears off a fr. -h
quid and is ail attention). May it pie;i-e
our Honor, the sheriff instincts me to
say to your Honor that with a large (,
lay and a very considerable possehe tn ji.t
bring "it" to a point opposite the court
house' on Trade street ; but that wi'h ;:.e
whole power f)f the county, and all
money in the banks he caunot get ";
into the court room."
Cloud (spitting out a daub of tob;t , ,
and at leant a pint of juice) Lord (eid
durlmitey of hevin and yearth, Mr. l'e
Iey, what do you mean by hit.
Bailey. "Why, may it please your
Honor, the noise that your Honor ini.-tooi
for some unthi- king fellow hollering a- a
long distance is the sound made by the
shitting engine tf the Air Line Railroad. "
and then proceeded to tell all about it.
Clouel. "Lord Goddurlmitey of hev.:i
and earth (he suspected that the suppo- I
offender was a client whom Bailey w
trying to get out of a scrap -), 1 lo 1. .
yaas I node, Mr. Bailey, when you l;el
in Salisbury that you were a man of io-e
nuity- but, Lorelgoddurlrr.itey, since y
got to living here amongst these cottou.
cotton, (with emphasis) cotton-f u: u:
men, tharr's no eend to it. (After .i
pause.) He let your man of this xnu-,
but mind, it'll be the last, last, last. io
on Major Dowd."
Deafness Cau't he Cured
By local application, as they cannot
the diseased portion of the ear. There
only one- way to cure deafness, and that
by constitutional remedies. Deafness
caused by an int'ameel condition of t
mucus lining of the Eustachian Tul
When this tube gets inflamed you have
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, ai
when it is entirely closeil, Deafucss is ;
result, and unless the iutlamation can
taken out and this tube resttred to
normal condition, hearing is destroyed f
ever; nine cases out of ten are; caused
catarrh, which is nothing but an inthuu
condition of the mucus surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars f
any case of Deafness, (caused by eatarii
that we cannot cure by taking Hails
tarrh Cure. Send for circulars free.
F. J. CHENEY .fc CO., Toledo,
The Hie lit ot Ilelipion iu Our Nclnx.N
Prof. E. C. Branson, Supt. of Athens 1,1.
The Meditations of Marcus A melius a;,
the Morals of Epictctus would not h
deemed unfit reading for voung pee; !,
It is a part of common information au
culture, anil no unfit thing. I take it. ;
know of the History of the Israelites, a
the Life and Teachings of Christ,
good reason for banishing Mfses or '
Christ from our schools and school! 1;! : ;
ries would be a sufficient reason likt
for banishing Socrates and Som:a. A- '
from the rabid pronouncements ol th
sectary, and the weak eoucessions oi t:
politician among us, upon what broad a:,
sensible grounds can any book of g
morais be excluded from our i.i.b'.:
chools? The argument that shuts th
Bible out, and leaves Epietetus in, i a
argument that reeds careful ai:a y :
The best thing is to know all that the:
is to know about them all. I .should -ay.
But more. I know no barm the on;. c
lc law ot this country or of this af
St.ite or local enactment, forbidding i; '
teach, by precept and example in on 1
he schools, the len Commandments, m
Sermon on the Mount, the Fifteenth.
Twenty-third, the Twenty-fourth, a: !
one hundred twenty-hrst Psalms, and::,
wonderful chapter of Paul's on t'ua .
And wo teach them everywhere in '!
schools, as best we may. The only t; ;
there is in it lies in our efforts n-t
When I am denied the right to d .
this in any system of schools ppd'-r
charge, then 1 yield the charge. It 1 :
not believe that our public schools t u,
be and were as distinctly religious a- au
other schools, I shoulel turn my back .i
them to elay.
The severance of church and Sta'e
America has been well. The divo-..
religion and government would be u:
mixed evil. The two are not the
It could easily be shown that the i r'
of our Constitution meant the f,:'
would be hard to show that they intevh
fauitr ot the .Nose.
"My father had cancer ami my du
elled of cancer. In lT'i a lump appe.i-'
my nose, and from its appearance h; l :
growth, I became alarmed with
that I, too. had cancer. I cons',;-. :
physician about it, and hp gave me 1'
ment to put on it, when this did put
me, be then burnt it out, lut im ;
would not heal. It gradually gre'A '
hikI worse, and I hud fi.lly made my :
up that I must also file of cancer. K:
prevailed on nit to try Swift's S;"
(S. S. 8.1 This I llnally consented '
After taking a few bottles I wa- '
cured. Swllt's Specific (S. S. s . ::
when the doctors and all other me '
failed." Mrs. M T. M '
Woodbury, Hall Countj , I v
Four Years on C'riHi-hes.
For fifteen years I was a!!! c'
rheumatism, four years of which 1 cu
pelled to go on crutches. Words an :
quate to express trie suffering 1 ''
during that time. During tbe-e
years of existence (it was not livmu' . '
every known remedy without receiv,: .
benefit. I tinally began on Swift s - 1
(8. S. S ), which from the first gave m
lief, aud to elay I am enjoying the
health, and am a well man. I candid
lieve that S. H. S. is the best blo.! ;
on the market to-day. J.I). TA VI' "
Treaties on Cancer mailed free.
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta,
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