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/ user County Republican Billtonind l nl lUli B > . n. AMBUKIIHT , Bow , Artll the price of brooms has gone up , ilio. This Is the lost straw. Prof. Virchow doesn't agree with Dr. , Kielifs ) conclusions. He can't see any Virchow In thorn. If It be true that Jules Verne Is workIng - Ing . his ninety sixth novel we may ' begin dimly to see his finish. The Hon. George Kennan has sue- needed In rcnttractlng attention by get ting himself fired out of Uussla. With the things which money will buy human nature consoles Itself for the tilings which money won't buy. Pleasure is often but n change of Bain. A man who has had the gout feels flrst-rate when ho gets down to ordinary rheumatism. It Is said that cabbages will grow nil the ycnr round In Hawaii , but It to bo llnccrely hoped that tills tidings will Bcvcr reach tbe cars of the tobncco trust. King Edward has decided not to * be kissed by the peers on the occasion ( if bis coronation. As n substitute he might kiss n\l \ tlio peeresses who wore worth while. IB there nny pos.sllile connection be tween the fact that Chicago's municipal treasury is bankrupt and the attempted hold-up of the Baltimore & Ohio ex press near the corporation Hue ? There is a lake near Webster , Mass. , whose full name Is Chnrgogogoggmnn- ehogagoggoguugamnug. It may have been named by some Indian discoverer who wns full of lire wntcr nnd couldn't talk any better. According to Mr. Brodorlck , the ICng- Kllsh Secretary for War , n newspaper w patriotic If It gives only the news which the government thinks It ought to print. A rather Russian view of the nberty of the press. 'Your Kcienlist is frequently a gullible individual. ' By burying an Indian skull hi the uuvif fcus gravel of the bottom of a mining ifhaft In California a joker deceived a number of scientists who de duced from the skull the proof of the great antiquity of man. The best openings for our young men DOW nre along the lines of Industrial fle 'clopment They need In their edu- -eatlons , therefore , less of the classical and more of the practical. It doesn't matter HO m ch whether they can read In tbe Latin how Caesar built a bridge for his army If they know themselves how to build a bridge for a train of cars. We need more Industrial train ing schools. A mechanical feature should be engrafted upon the public school system. Probably no physician now practices homeopathy ndlluted , Just as none of the other faith would go back to ( lie full orthodoxy of the era before llnhne- tuunn came on the stage. In like man ner , wlille we may frown upon tlio Sclilnttcrs nnd their sort nnd Hinll.'j nt the undue zeal of some of the othet branches of the faith-cure propaganda , ' wo may as well acknowledge that they have bad or are taking n proper plnei in the social evolution , ami thnt thu world may yet hnvp to thank them for Itnvlng loosened the hold of the drug ture upon mankind when It wns nt Its worst stage. The reverend gentleman who com plains because tint United .States troops unng "There'll Be a Hot Time In the Old Town To-Night" when they march ed Into Santiago must be entirely des- .tltute of humor. There Is only one iva- eon why thnt spirited song was not subg by tbe soldiers In the ' ( tO's. by Ecott's army In Mexico and by Wash- luglun's veternns nt Valley Forgo , nnd that Is the fact that It had not boon written. The music and the words of "Hot Time" served the purpose of an exhausted but victorious army at San tiago very well , nud what more could any time or hymn have done ? Prof. Koch's theory that bovine ru- b'crculosls cannot be transmitted to the tinman Hystem through milk nud meat has not met with general acceptance from the members of the British Tu berculosis Congress. Prof. Brounrdel , ' dean of the medical faculty of Paris , Is one of those ) vho decline to acquit the ' cow of responsibility. He still Insists upon careful examination of beef and milk offered for sale. On another pulnt , however , hu In In thorough accord with Prof. Koch. Ilo declares that con sumption Is propagated by the .sputum of the patient. Prof. Brounrdel. com plimented the United States on its quick realization of IMP dangers of expecto ration and on Its legislation In the matter. He said when this habit had Quite disappeared tuberculosis would decrease rapidly. Ho also tmhl that the measures needed for the prevention of tuberculosis were Identical lu every country , nnd the first step In this direc tion wns to render unhealthy dwell ings and districts salubrious. In a damage suit two years ago gnliiBt a telegraph company for the non-delivery of n message , a South Carolina court awarded damages of several thousand dollars for "mental anguish. " The Supreme Court of that decided that no damages could recovered for mental anguish lu Hip > bsoneo of bodily Injury. , The lnstv' Legislature pnsftdd n ptatuto nidkltc telegraph companies specially llrtlil for such dnmngoH , even" In the absence of physical Injury. Under tills net woman 1ms won n verdict on iiOeoui of mental anguish Buffeted because r 1'lic non-delivery of a telegram. S liolli'vod hoi husbiind WIIH ill when I fnct lie Inn ) telegraphed Unit ho wit- < . right. The telegraph company IIIM a ; pealed ifnrt thu Hutu otno Court will l < culled upon ngnln to decide ( lie pom as embodied In thu now Hlnllito. Thoi are precedents for awarding dulling - on account of inunlnt anguish oven I tliu absence of bodily hurt , hut tli higher courts nlwayo hnvo looki'd with distrust upon Hitch casus. Thu dlllleult lies In thu fnct that It Is Impossible ti , prove the reality of mental sulTorlng Statement * of bodily Injury may bi Btibstnntlatcd by tlie sight of the wound , nnd even Internal Injuries mn.\ be attested with more or less certalnt" " . by the testimony of n physician. Hut niiaulsh that Is purely mental Is alto gether subjective. Nobody cau toll whether the person who sa.Va he ha * suffered In that way IB telling the truth or not. Such testimony Is too untrust worthy to be admitted fn-ely as a cause for damages In the courts. If the South Carolina statute should bo upheld bj the Supreme Court It would resu.t In Riving awards of damages to women more often than to men. Women can imt on the outward signs usually sup posed to accompany mental anguish more easily than mon , and Juries are more likely to sympathize with them. There are even some persons of both sexes who are Inclined to doubt whether a man can feel as much men tal nngulsh as n woman can. The success of routes already cslab llshcd and the numerous petitions to the Post Olllce Department for cxten- filous of the service Indicate that the experimental period lit free rural mall J delivery has passed. If the develop ment of this service continues as rap il ly for another decade It Is safe to pro-1 diet that It will work a revolution lu the commercial exchanges of the coun try , to say nothing of the transforms- Ion It will bring about In the govern- nontal machinery for disseinlnntlns > opuhir Intelligence. Six years ago the 'ost Odlce Department reported ad- 'orsely on the proposition to establish free rural delivery routes. Since that report il.GOO rural delivery routes hava jeon established and fiOO more have. > ccn authorl'/ed by Congress. Some dea of the astonishing growth of this service may be gained from the fact hat the appropriation for It was In creased by Congress from S-JfiO.COO last rear to ! ? 1,7GO , < K)0 ) for the present fiscal vonr , while this appropriation Is to bo Doubled for the next year. If this doubling up policy Is pursued the ap propriation will BOOH equal or exceed that made for free delivery In the cit ies. As eacn one of these experimental routes qost annually from ? 500 to $1.000 the department will BOOH be un der the necessity of resisting the press ure of Congressmen for the establish ment of new routes In their respective districts until those In op , ntlon have been brought to a paying basis. Rural constituencies have caught the free delivery contagion and the probabilities arc that Congressmen will find these petitions a greater source of embarrass ment than the demands for pub'16 buildings. Ai the system develops and rural communities become aciiualuted with Its bcnellls many a Congressman will pny the price of a failure to secure experimental mutes with his political head. The possible effect of the grad ual extension of free rural delivery to all the counties of sulllclent density of lopulatlon to Justify It Is almost bo- youd calculation. The stimulus al ready given to the good roads move ment In suveral States Is astonishing. The truly modern preacher Discusses every fml That conk's to public notice , If It bo KOOI ! or liml. Ho speaks with graceful accent Ou "Should Our Hair Be Dyed , " Or tolls hia congregation "Tlio Proper Way to Hide. " lit ? wnlli "Tlio f.urso of Checkers , " Or "Why Wo Leave the Farm I" But tionu hns used this topic , "Turn in Kin ; Alarm. " Ho talk * on , "Mo lorn Writr , " Or "Can Our Votes lie Nought , " And uoiiK'tlmcH lies junt lovely On "TlinushlloH- ; of ThougUt. " Snnie dny nn innovation Will umlilcnly ho sprung Some eonmh'Utluus prcnchcr Will turn his silver toiiKtie To words of hope and heaven , And grace his volio will fill. And we H got nuiro re.iglon And lom of vaudovlllo. An Author's Plaint. The trouble Is thu public demands tluit all stories must ho of the upper ten thousand. Auld Itobln Gray m\ut be Sir Hubert ( ! ray. South African mill ionaire , snnd .laiulo the youugc.st son of ' the old earl , or a cultured public can take no possible Interest In the ballad. A modern nun > ery rhymster to succeed would have to write of Little Lord Juck nnd Lndy .Hll ascending one of thtt many beautiful hills belonging to the nncotitrnl estates of their parents , boar- t I Ing between them , on a sllvur rod , an i exquisitely pnlntcd Servres vase tilled ! with can de cologne. J. K. Jurouio , in Prco Lance , There nre lots of people who will not take a dnrc to do anything except a dare to go to work. The record for fading used to belong 1o the brides ; BOW it belongs Jo the shirtwaists. A boy refer * to eacrcd utuslo u the "slow draff. " wrf" . _ - - . " 'v. VET. fttfts' a > * IV i < . . .T. . . . /I / ffii'Wl Fnr I'liMSonltivr IIorno . Wltb Bomo horses there Is always constant trouble when they uro at the iimngur , by getting their feet over the rope which fastens them to the stall. Of course , this can'be obviated by shortening thu rope , but this Is not ad visable where the horse Is locked up for the night after the feed Is put In the box , for the short rope does not give him the opportunity of lying down In n comfortable position. The trouble Indicated can be remedied by use of a bnltur ring fastened on the strap going over the nose of the horse Instead 01 * under the * Jaw as usual. The rope Is attached to this ring , nnd then run through a staple In the wall directly In QOOIi 11011-K I'AS1'IKI ( . front of the horse In the back of the manger , as shown In the cut. H.r at taching a weight of some kind to tlio end of the rope to keep It taut , then * will he no trouble caused by this rdpe getting In the way , for when the horse moves toward the mnngor the weight will carry the rope down. The weight should not bo heavy enough to Incon venience the animal when he Is lying down at the full length of the rope. Cure ofv intff \pt ' "t. Apples marketed during the winter nlwnys bring a much higher price than when offered for sale just after har vest. Of course , It Is well understood that It IB Impossible to keep npplcs through the winter for the high prices of early spring unless they are kept In cold storage , but.with nn , ord.nary ptorchouse , or a good cellar. It Is pos sible to keep the fruit several mouths longer by handling It properly. It should be carefully picked from the tree , and be free from Imperfections or bruises In putting It Into the barrels , the barrels should bo laid partially on one side so that the fruit may be turned Into It from a small basket nnd roll to the bottom rather thnn fall. In this way there Is little chance of the apples becoming bruised. Great care should be taken to see that the fruit Is so pack ed that there will be little or no space between the specimens , and they should be packed Into the barrel as ( Irmly as possible without enough pressure to bruise them. After the barrel Is tilled. It should be carefully hooped , and the head put In so that It will hold the top "lyer ( Inn , but not with much pressure. I Apples packed In this way can bo kept until midwinter easily If stored In a building where they will not freeze , and whore the air Is reasonably dry. Indi anapolis News. clmp' r > r n"I i t Trntiili. I have n feed trough which I made myself out of n piece of galvanized Iron , writes a correspondent of Poultry Keeper. It la three and oue-hnlf foot long. To make It , get two pieces of wood and shape them to ttt the Inside of the trough for the ends as shown In the diagram. Nail well with lath nails. If you want one for water , make It shorter , nnd before putting the end pieces on paint a piece of cloth and place between tiio cud pleceu and the trough. Then after you have your end pieces on , get n piece of lath Just long enough to tit between the ends and nail It lengthwise just above the level of thtt trough. This will keep the chickens out of the wntcr. Put two eyes on the top of the end pieces to bang It by. Drive atukoe In the ground just far enough apart to lot the trough swing. Put pins In the top of the stakes to SU the eyes I I on the end pieces of the trough. Thu top of the trough should be about six ' Inches above the ground. You can use your judgment about painting It. If you do , put some water In it and let It stand about n dny before allowing the chlckeiiB ncccus to It. Pr-vnt'i i of nte The Interfering of horse * can often times bo remedied , especially If the nnl- I mnl Interferes lu front. The feet uuould be trimmed so that they are level , nnd the animal should be slf&d with a small outside calkin at the heel outsldo. Tha In-lde heel should be plain and short. Have the calkins placed on each side of the shoe about two Inches from the too. Interfering sometimes comes from gen eral debility of the horse , and when this seems to be the case the nnlnml i-hnuld be brought up In every wny pos- hlble , feeding It on oats nnd bran with good liny. Of course the Interfering which Is brought about by general de bility , Is caused by the weakness of tin ankles. This , however , is not often tut case. T'nll V niit'ntr. With nearly all fruit trees , except peaches , which must be planted In tha spring , there Is to be said In favor of fall planting , that the soil can be put In better condition at less expense of time and labor than In the spring. The planter generally ban more time to de vote to the work In the fall , and hence can do It much better. Then , too , tha trees from ( he nursery are generally In better condition than after they hav passed through n winter. The nursery men also have fewer orders In the fall , nnd can give more care to tilling orders at this season , and generally furnish better stock. 13ven with the more ten der sorts It Is possible to give thoin needed protection during the first win ter by throwing a furrow toward tin trees on either side. Unless there Is n large area to be planted nnd other work Fcriousl.T Interferes , everything Is In fa > vor qf fall plantluj. ? i 1 a'1"rnvrn There Is considerable complaint evrrj year on the part of consumers that the half-grown chicks marketrd as roasters lune n very undesirable ( la vor. There Is no doubt that In nearly every case It Is due to a poor quality of food given the growing chicks. Meals of various kinds , usually cornmcal , is fed largely to growing clilcks In Borne sections. When bought at the low price It la generally . found that it Is tilled wltl worms This sort of food given to chicks will taint the flesh every time. It Is hard to understand why those wbo raise fowls for market will persist in buying cheap foods. If the chick It worth raising nt all it Is worth being fed on tlu best obtainable. If given the best grains In variety , nnd n good grass range , there Is no reason why the flavor of the growing chick should uol be nil that is desired. Exchange. Itlnc'c fr > - I it finCorn. . When It Is necessary to cut the enrs of corn Into small pieces for economical feeding , unless one has n device for It there Is considerable danger of the per son cutting the corn being Injured. Out plan Is simply to attach a board to | chopping block , cutting a hole In one III , OK l-Olt I'lTTIIVH edge laige enough for the ears of corn to pnss through on to the block. This board should U about ten Inches wide. By slipping the ear of corn through the bole , the chopping Is done on one side of the ftuimlj wlille the ear of corn Is held on the other side , so that it Is Im possible for one In nny way to Injure the hand holding the corn. An opening In the board above the hole Is made for convenience In handling the block. Vr.--t < il > or P'Milt'-y During the summer months on cverj farm there are largo quantises of vege tables too small for table use. wh ch usually go to waste. It will pay to gather up thcc vegetables nnd ford them dally to the poultry. Even If tha Hock of fowls In on the range , the feed- Int ? oT tlu si > mill vni r.nlili a fine will furnish variety which will da the fowln good. In the fall when pota toes and other root crops are harvested , there Is nlwavs a quantity which Is unsalable , but n hlch might be kept with care for several months. It nl- [ w y.i pays to do tills , feeding the < e root cropn at least once a day during the winter. Even nfter the homo crop Is used up , It pays to buy small potatoes , cmhbagcs , and other green cropa for poultry food. Aii tnH M Ann'e * . Part * of Australia are becoming live ly rivals to Canada and the United States In the European apple trade. Tasmania , especially , has been found a first-class npple-rnlslng country. Thcro are 8373 acres lu apple orchards there and the product lu 1SOO was 303,015 bushels. Dnrk "tnli'e * . Dark ntnblra are an Injurious to cows or horKcn an u dungeon Is to a num. It U tli basement 1mrun for milk cows that hare developed tuberculosis t uucb an alarming evxteut , $ & A DKSCU1PTION1 of Geu. Grant'8 personal appearance nt this im- porrant period of his career may not' ' be out of place here , particularly as up to that time the public had re ceived such erroneous Impressions of him. There were then few correct portraits traits of him In circulation. Some of thu earliest pictures purporting to be photographs of him hud been manufac tured when lie was nt the distant front , aevor stopping lu one place long out-ugh to bo "focused. " Nothing daunted , llii practlsers of that art which Is the olilcf solace of the vnln hud photo graphed u burly beef-contractor , nnd sproud the pictures broadcast as rep c- Bcntlng the determined , but rather ro bust , features of the coming hcio , nnd It was some time before tluu'cal photo graphs which followed were believed to be genuine. False Impressions of him wore de rived , too , from the fnct that he had come forth from a country leather store , and was fnmous clilnlly for strik ing slcdgo-linmmer blows In the Held , BmleonduetlngrehHitlcHs pursuits of his foes thro'ugh the swamps of the South west. He was pictured In the popular mind as striding about in the most ap proved swashbuckler style of melo drama. Many of us were not a little OETT. U. 8. On A. NT. surprised to find In him a man of slim figure , slightly stooped , five feet eight Indies In height , weighing only a hun dred nnd thirty-live pounds , and of a modesty of mien and gentleness of manner which seemed to fit him more for tile court than the camp. Ills eyca were dark-gray , and wore the'most ex- presive of bis features. Like nearly nil men who speak little , he was a good listener ; but bis face gnvc little indi cation of his thoughts , nnd It was they expression of bis eyes which furnished about the only response to the speaker who conversed with him. When hu was about to say anything amusing there was always n perceptible twInMo lu bis eyes before ho began to speak , ami he often laughed heartily at n witty re mark or a humorous Incident. His mouth , like Washington's , was of the letter-box shape , the contact of the lips forming a nearly horizontal line. This feature WHS of a pattern In strik ing contrast with that of Napoleon , who had a bow mouth , which looked us If It had been modeled after a front view of his cocked hat. The firmness with which the General's square- shaped Jaws were sot when his fea tures were In repose was highly ex pressive of his force of character and the strength of his will-power. Ills hair and beard were of chestnut-brown color. The beard was worn full , no part of the face being shaved , but , like the hair , was always kept closely nnd neat ly trimmed. Like Cromwell , Lincoln and several other great men In htatory , ho bad a wart on his cheek , lu his case It was small , nnd located on the right side Just above the line of the beard. His face was not perfectly symmetrl- al , the left eye being n very little low er than the right. His brow was high , broad and rather square , nnd was creased with several horizontnl wrin kles , which helped to emphasize the serious and somewhat careworn look which was never absent from his coun tenance. This expression , however. was In no wise nn Indication of his nature , which wns always buoyant , cheerful and hopeful. Ills voice was exceedingly musical , and one of the clearest In sound and most distinct In uiturnnce thnt I have ever heard. It had n singular power of penetration , and sentences spoken by him In an ordinary tone In camp could Jje hoard at a dis tance which was surprising. Ills gnlt In walking might have been called decidedly unmllltnry. He never can led his body erect , and having no oar for music or rhythm , he never kept step to the airs played by the bands , no matter how vigorously the barfs drums ( Oiuplmslzcd the accent When walkIng - Ing In company there wns no attempt to kerp step with others. In conversing be usually employed only two gestures ; one was the stroking of his chin beard with his left hand ; the other was the raising and lowering of his right hand , and routing It at Intervals upon his knc < > or * table , the bund h.eliig held with the fingers close together and th knucklca bent , so that the back of the bund and fingers formed a right angle. When not pressed by any niattor of lu - portnnco he wan often Blow In bin movements , but when roused to nctlv * Ity he was quick In every motion , nnd worked with marvelous rapidity. Ho was civil to all who cnmc In contact with him , nnd never nttempted to snub any one , or treat anybody with les consideration on account of his Inferi ority In rank. With him there was none of the puppyism so often bred by pow er , find , none of the dogmatism which Kninuel Johnson characterized as pup pyism grown to maturity. "Campaign- Ing with Grant , " by Gen. Horace Tor- , ter , lu the Century. v At Kecd'n Ttrlilcc. "There nre a good ninny stories , " sal < S the tergcant , "that escaped those who madfe ollielal reports nnd those who de scribed engagements or battles. And yet thoBu Incidents or episodes nre nec essary to give proper color to the hit- tory of some of our most Important battles. For example , just before Chickamnuga , our brigade moved up to Heed's bridge , expecting to cross the Chlcknmnugn there , or , nt least , to pre vent the rebels from crossing. Thlo wns on the ISth of September , 18G3 , the day before the batt6 ! of Chickamnuga opened. "We arrived within a mile of the- bridge nt dnrk , nnd our skirmishers lib erally ran Into McNnir's rebel brigade , which had crossed the river. There were riding In front , as mounted scouts , lill Shields , Henry 0. Swlshcr of com pany II , Thomas Brown , Joseph B. Shawgo , and George Workman of com pany G of the Eighty-fifth Illinois , and Peirce of the Fifty-second Ohio. No cna suspected the presence of rebels oa the Union 'side of the Chlckamauga , Shields , who wns In the lend , rodo- squarely upon a rebel picket post , and. wns as nstounded ns the rebels them selves. He shouted 'Unit , ' nnd one o the Johnnies replied , 'Keep your d J > mouth shut , ' taking It for granted thnt v It wns one of their own men. "Shields was called back Into tho- brush out of sight and hearing of th& enemy ; then the little squad crept bactc to the road and picked up , one after another , twenty-two rebels. Among the prisoners were several belonging to n band , and they carried their instru ments with them. From these.men we learned that Bragg had been largely re- enforced from Mississippi , and that ; Longstreet's corps wns on the field , or would be tbe next day. Here wns a case In which six men captured twenty- two nnd created no commotion , butt gained Information that was of the ut most importance to Gen. Rosccraus. "In fact , this discovery precipitated the battle of Chlckumnugn. Col. Mo- Cook rode over to Gen. Thomas' head quarters early the next morning nnd re ported thnt there wns n rebel brigade lost out there in the woods , nnd ho would like to be authorized to take it lev out of the wet. Thomns sent two bri gades to take this rebel brigade In out of the wet , nnd these two brigades struck the greater part of the rebel army ready for battle. Other brigades were sent , nnd others nnd others , antt " tlio' great fight on the left at Chlcka mauga was open. All that story ban been told , but no mention was ever made In official report of the six men. who rode straight Into thnt rebel bri gade lost In the woods. " Chicago Intea Ocean. of a ' nrpirnl. During the war , on one occasion when , provisions were worth almost theifr- weight in gold , in Richmond , and Con'- federate money at its lowest ebb , ifc wns Mr. Bennett's custom to go to the * mnrket early lu th morning. On his return at the time we speak , of , ns he was wending his way hotnt > with about ; $300 or100 worth of pro visions In a little basket , n soldier with a gun and a bayonet , and In "battle ar ray" marched hurriedly up to him , and , slapping him on the shoulder , sold , "Sir , I want you you are conscripted into the army ! " "I reckon not , " Bald Mr. Bennett "E am npt liable to military duty. " "I have heard that sort of tnlk before - fore , " fcald the soldier , "so on yon go/ * "But , " said Mr. Bennett , "I am fc State offlcer. " "You can't come that game over mo , I've told you to go on , and if you don't I'll touch you up with the bayonet" "Well take me to Governor Lctcher. " "The devil take Governor LctcherI" " 'Ihen take mo to General Brcckb > ridge. " "I have nothing to de with him , so go on. " "Well , take me to Jeff Dnvls , then/ "D n Jeff Davis ! General Lee con * mauds us fellows , and" ( making & threatening motion ) "If you don't c > on , I'll pilck you up , that's alii" There was no help for It and Mn Bennett trudged along. At last , seeing a lady of his acquaintance , he banded her his basket , with Instructions to tell his family that they would find him nt Castle Thunder. Just as they were passing Broad Street Theater , nnothe * soldier bearing upon his arms th tnlplti of a corporal happened to sc them , nud Coming to the guard h said : "What nre you doing ? This Is Bennett a State officer you can't him. " "Ob , " said the guard , "of course It1 * all right If you say so , " and walked elf , leaving his late prisoner at liberty. Mr. Bennett then turned to the cor poral , and , raising his hat , made n mosJ profound bow. "Sir , " said he , "yoa nre the greatest man In the arinyl Whnt Governor Letcher , Gen. Brecto- enrldgo and Jeff Davis could not day you did with nil the ease In the world , I ussuro you that if I ever entered the nnny , I should make It a comfetlonaJ precedent that I dwuld bold U oillca of coruoraJ. "