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MOtNES. ALG0NA, IOWA, MAHOM PRRACHES ON REUGiOUS REVIVAL. THB Aft .tl»ftitr U **ft<i*IHjr to th* Oh the Decline— ttea«iiHng ; . Christianity it ClvllUn- N. V., March 18.—In the *I&bernacle to-day, Rev. Dr, Tulmago jireaelied a most eloquent and characteristically vigorous sermon in refutation of the oft-renewed assertion of the enemies of religion that Christianity is retrograding and the Kible irtsinjr its hold upon the hearts and consciences of men. The subject of the .discourse as announced was: "From Conquest to Conquest," the text being taken from Amos !i: xtil, "Ileltold the days come, saith the r/ord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper." Picture of a tropical clime with a season so prospe,rp;usyth>. t ^^.jljar^est reaches clear over to the planting time and the swarthy husbnndman swinging the sickle in the thick grain almost feels the breath of the horses ota his shoulders, the horses hitched to the plow preparing for a new crop. "Behold the days' come, saith the IJortl, that the plowman shall over- lake the reaper." AVhen is that? That is now. That is this day when hardly Itave you done reaping one harvest before the plowman is getting ready for another. I know that many declare that Christianity has collapsed, that : -the Itiblo is a.n obsolete book, that the Christian church is on the retreat. I will here .;i.nc! now show that the opposite of that is true. , An Arab guide was leading a French infidel across a desert, atid ever and •anon the Arab guide would get down in the sand and pray to the Lord. It •disgusted the French infidel, and after -awhile as the Arab got up from one of liis prayers the infldel said: "How do ..you know there is any tJod?" and the .Arab guide said: "How do 1 know that a man and a camel passed along -our tent last night? 1 know it by the footprints in the sand. And you want 'to know how I know .whether there.is •any God." 1 -Lookout 'tlm-t- sunsot... Is. •that the footstep of a, man?" And by the same process you and I have come 'to understand that this book is the footstep of a God. Hut now let us sec whether the Bible is a last year's almanac. F/et us sec 'whether the church of God is in a Hull R.un retreat, muskets, canteens and haversacks strewing all the way. The :great English historian, Sharon Turner, a man of vast learning ;md of ;great accuracy, not a <; clergyman, but an attorney, as ''well as a historian, ,-jrives this overwhelming statistic in .regard to Christianity and in regard to the number of Christians in the different centuries. ]n the first century, •300,000 Christians; in the second cent- airy, 2,000,000 Christians; in the •third century, fi, 000,000 Christians; in the fourth century, ] 0,000,000 Christians; in the fifth •century, l.'.,OGO,000 Christians; in the sixth century, £!0,000,000 Christians; in the seventh century, ,'M,000,000 Christians; in the ejghth century, DO, 000,000 ••Christians; in the ninth century, 40,- OOC.OOO Christians; in the tenth century, 50,000,000 Chvistiaus; iu the eleventh century, 70,000,000 Christians; in the twelfth century, 80,000,000 Christians; in the thirteenth century, 7.",- OOO.OOO Christians; in the fourteenth century, 80,000,000 Christians; in the fifteenth century, 100,000,000 Christians; in the sixteenth century, t:.'f>,- 000,000 Christians; in the seventeenth century, 153,000,000 Christians; in the eighteenth century, 300,000,000 Christians—a decadence, as you observe, in only one cen,tury, and more than made up in the following centuries, while it is the usual computation that there •will be, when the record of the nineteenth century is made up, at least .;M>O,OOO,OOO Christiana Poor Christianity! what a pity it has no friends, How lonesome it must be. Who will take it out of the pool-house? 1'oor •Christianity! Three hundred millions la one century. In a few weeks of the .year 1881 2,500,000 copies of the New Testament distributed. Why, the •earth is like an old castle with twenty gates and a park of artillery ready to thunder down every gate. Lay .aside all Christendom and .see how heathendom is being surrounded and honeycombed and attacked by this all- •coOfemeripg'gospel. At the beginning' of this century there were only 150 missionaries; now there are ~'5,000 missionaries and native helpers and •evangelists. At the beginning of this •century there wet e only 50,000 heathen •converts; now there are 1,750,000 converts from heathendom. There is not a. sea. coast on the planet but the battery of the gospel is planted and ready to march on, north, south, east, west. You all know that the chief work of •an army is to plant the batteries. It may'take many days to plant the butteries, and'they may da all their work in ten minutes. These batteries are being planted all along the sea coasts -and in all nations. 11 may take a good white to .plant them, and they may do all their work in one day. They iviU. JJations are to be born in one day. But just come back to Christen- -4oui aud recognize the fact that during- the last ten years as many people have connected themselves with evau- gelical churches as connected them- •i^t*'e$'wil4rthie''churches'iu the first fifty years of this century. So Christianity is falling back, aud tlie Bible, they say, i& becoming an cthaolete book. I go into a court, and wherever I find a judge's bench or a clerk's desk, I find a Bible. Upon , wtuit book could there be uttered the ~gt $n oath? What book in > to be put in the trunk of the young leaves *w c % W« ? f -FUe "of ev i 6ry"'ten"'h6mes''in'BroVfciyji? " The Bible. Ift nine out of every tea hdmes In Christendom? The Bible. Vollaite wrote the prophecy that the Bible iu the nineteenth century would become extinct. The century is nearly gone and as there have been more Bibles published in the latter part of the century than in the former part of the century, do you think the Bible will become extinct in the next six years? I have to tell you that the room in which Voltaire wrote that prophecy, not long ago was crowded from floor to ceiling with Bibles from Switzerland. Suppose the congress of the United States should , pass a law that ' there should be no more Bibles printed in America, and no more Bibles read. If there are. 40,000,000 grown people in the United States, there would be 40,000,000 people in an army to put down such a law and defend their right to read the Bible. But suppose the congress of the United States should make a law against the reading of the publication of any other book, how' many people would go outon such a crusade? Could you get 40,000,000 peo'ple to go out arid risk their lives in defense of Shakespeare's tragedies, or Gladstone's tracts, or Macaulay's history of England? You know that there are a thousand men who would die in defense of this book, where there is not more than one man who would die in defense of any other book. You try to insult iny'common sense by telling mo the Bible is fading out from the world. 11 is tho most popular book of the century. How do I know it? I know it just as I know in regard to other books. How many volumes of that book' are published? Well, you say, five • thousand. How many copies of that book .are published? A hundred thousand. Which is the more popular? Why of course the one that has ,a hundred thousand circulation. And if this book has more copies abroad in the world, if there arc five times as many Bibles abroad as any other book, does rot that show you that the most popular book on the planet to-day is the Word of Uodi'! .,,..•• ' ' • j '• "Oh," say people, "the chlirch is a collection of hypocrites, and it is losing its power and it is fading out from the world." Is it? A bislipp of the .Methodist church told me that, that denomination averages two " new churches • every day of the year. There arc at least fifteen hundred new Christian churches built in America every year. Does that look as though the church were fading out, as though it were a defunct institution? Whiel institution stands nearest the heart of the people of America to-day? I d not care in what village or .in whsi city, or what neighborhood 'you go Which institution is it? Is it the post ofiico? Is it the hotel? .Is it thclectur ing hall? Ah, you know it is not You know that the institution whicl stands nearest the hearts of the Ameri can people is the Christian churoh;' I you have ever sceu a church, 'burn down, you have seen- thousands • o people standing and looking at it- people who never go into a church— the tears ruining down their Checks Tlio whole story is told. You may talk about the church be iug a collection of hypocrites, bin when the diphtheria sweeps your cliil dren'-off, whom do you scud for? The postmaster? the attorney-general? the hotel keeper? alderman? Ko, yov send for a minister of this Bible religion. And if you have not a room in your house for the obsequies, whul building do .you solicit? I)o you say: '•(Jive mo the finest room in the hotel?' Do you say: "l!ive mo that theater?' Do you say: "Give me a place in that public building, where 1 can Jay my dead for a little while until steamer'' he' maltes than all the flv6 hundred people tfiat stay on the decks. But. the fact that he jumps, overboa«l—does that stop the ship? DOes that wreck the five hundred passengers^' It makes . : great excitement when a man jumpsfrOtn the lecturing platform, or. from the pulpit, into' infidelity; but d66s that keep the Bible and the church from carrying their millions of passengers into the skies? They say, these men, that science is overcoming religion in our day. They look through the spectacles of the in-- fidel scientists, and they say: "It is impossible that this book can be true; 'people are finding it out; the Bible has got to go overboard; science is going to throw it overboard." Do you believe that the Bible'account of the origin of life will bo overthrown by in- fldel Scientists who lia've fifty'different theories about the origin of life? '• If they should come u<pjin'solid phalanx, all agreeing on one .sentiment and one theory, perhaps Christianity might be damaged; b : ut there are not so -many differences of opinion inside the qhurc'h as outside the chur6h. ; People used to say, "there arc so many different denominations of Christians—that shows there is nothing in religion." I have to tell you that all denominations agree on the two or three or four radical doctrines of tho Christian, religion. They arc Unanimous in regard td Jesus Christ, and they are.,,, unanimo.us in 'regard to the divinity of the scrip- turea How, }g it on the other side? All split up, you..can not find two of them alike. Oh, it makes me sick to see these literary fopS going along with a copy of Darwin under one arm and a case of transfixed grasshoppers and butterflies under the other arm, tolling about lac "survival of tho fittest," and Huxley's protoplasm, and \ we 1 - : 'say a prayer over it'.'" • No; you say!''' "Give xis Hie house of God." And if there is a song to be sung at the <>'feequiob what do you want? What ijoes tiny- body want? 'I'licf.'.'Marseillaise hymn'. 1 God Save the Queeu? Our,own grand national air? No.. They want the hymn with which they sang their old Christian mother into her last sleep, or they want sung the Sabbath school hymn which their little-girl sang the lust Sabbath afternoon she was out before she got that ''Awful sickness which broke your heart. I appeal to your common sense.. Von know the most endearing institution on earth, the most popular institution on earth to-day, is the chnrch'bf the Lord'Jesus Christ. The infidels say. "Infidelity shows its successes from the fact that it is everywhere accepted, and it can say what it will." Why, my frfehds, in h'delity is not half so blatant in our day as it was in the days of our fathers. Do yon know that in the days of our fathers there were pronounced infidels in public authority and they could get any political position'.' Let a man to-day declare himself antagonistic to the Christian religion a.nd what city wants him for mayor, what state wants him for governor and what nation wants him for president or for king? Let a man openly proclaim/himself the enemy of our glorious Christianity and he can not get a majority of votes in any state, in any city, in any ty, in any ward of America, Do you think that such u-S'cene could' be enacted now as was enacted in the days of Robespierre, whed a shameless woman was eloyated as a' goddess,'and was carried jn a goldeu chair "to a cathedral where incense was burned to her and people bowed down .Before her as a divine being, 'she taking the place of the' liible and God Almighty, while in the corridor of that, cathedral were enacted such'scenes of ',4runl^en- ness and debauchery and obs.cenity as have never been witnessed?. Do you believe such a/ thing e^uld possibly., occur in Christendom to-djay? No, sir* The police, whether of Paris or New York, would swoop ou.it 1 know infidelity makes a goo4 deal of tajk in pur day. It i§ 09 the principle that if &.£.,' the nebular' hypothesis. The fact is, that some naturalists just as'soon as they find but the difference .between the fcu.lers.,of a was,p,'nnd the horns of a beetle^begin to ,- patronize -the Almighty; while Agassis, glorious Agassi/., who never made any pretension to .being a Christian, puts : both 'h'is feet .on the' doctrine of" evolution, and says: •""•"! see that many of the naturalists of, pur day are adopting facts which do not bear observation, or have npt passed under. observation."' Tliese.!meu.w,arring.^with each other: Darwin . wnrr.i.ng, • -against Lamarche, Wallace. ..... .warring., against Cope, even llcrschcl, denouncing Ferguson. They do not agree about any- tliiiig. They do not agree on embryology, do not ngrce on the gradation of the species. What do they agree on 1 .' ''Hcrschel writes a whole chapter on the errors of-nstrdiiomy. La 1'lace declares that the'nioon was riot put in the right place. He says that-if it had been put four times farther'frpm the earth than it is now there would be more harmony in the imivcrse; but Lionville comes up just in time to .prove that the moon was; put,,, in this 'right place. How many colors ,.,w'oven into the light? .Seye'n, says Isaac Newton. Three, says Dayi'd, lirewstor. --llow high • is the Aurora Horeali.s? Two and a half miles, says Lias.''-'One hundred and sixty-eight miles, says Twining. How far is the sun from the earth? Seventysix million miles, says Lacalle. Eighty- two million miles, says Humboldt. Ninety million miles, says Henderson, One hundred and .four million miles, says Mayor. Only a little difference of twenty-eight million miles! All split up among themselves — not agreeing on anything. They come and say that the churches of Josus Christ arc divided on the great doctrines. All united they are, in Jesus Christ, in the divinity of the scriptures; while they come up • -and propose to rendur their verdict, no two of them agree on. that verdict. "Geiitleineu of the jury, have you agreed on a verdict?" asks the court or the clerk of the jury as they como in after having spent the .whole night -in deliberating. If the jury say, "Yes, we have agreed," the verdict is recorded; but suppose one of the jurymen says, "I think the man was guilty of murder," and another says, "I think he was guilty of manslaughter in the second degree," and another man says, "I think he was guilty of assault and battery with intent to kill," the judge would say, "Go back to your room and bring in a verdict; agree on something; that is no verdict." Hero these infidel scientists have empaneled them'selves as a jury to decide this trial between infidelity, the plaintiff, and Christianity, the defendant, and after being out for centuries they come in to render their verdict Gentlemen of the jury, have you agreed on a verdict? Ao, no. Then. go back fcr another five hundred years and deliberate and agree on something. There is not a poor miserable wretch in the Tombs court tomorrow that could be condemned by a jury that did not agree on the verdict, and yet you expect us to give up our glorious Christianity to please these men who can not agree on anything. Ah! my friends, the church of Jesus Christ, instead of falling back, is on the advance. I am certain it is on the advance. O Lord God, take thy sword from thy thigh and ride forth to the victory. I am migutily encouraged because I ind among other things that while this Christianity has been bombarded 'or eentuiies, infidelity has not destroyed one church, pr crippled one minister, or uprooted one verso of one chapiter of all the Bible. The church all;, the time getting the vic- and the shot and shell of enemies nearly exhausted, I iave been examining their ammunition ately; I have looked all through their cartridge-boxes. They have not in the ast twenty years advanced one new dea. They have utterly exhausted .heir ammunition in the battle against ,he church aud against the scriptures while the sword of the Lord Almighty s as kceu as it ever was. We are just , ,ory ' n 1111 i tin 1,-an i m ti fromVcunard getting our troojpsjnto Unas th6y ate cOmfAg up in cohlpatties ana ''(a regiments and in brigades, and you will hear" a shout after a while that will make the earth quake and the Heavens ring, .with Alleluia. It will beithis: "Fo¥ward tho whole line." /And then 1 find aUothe"r most en- cduraging thought SB the fact that the secular printing-press and'pulpit seem harnessed in the same team for the proclamation of the gospel. Every Wall street banker to-morrow In Now York, every State street banker tomorrow in Boston, every Third street banker to'tnorrow in Philadelphia, every banker in the United States, and every merchant will have in his pocket a treatise on Christianity, a call to repentance, ten, twenty, or thirty passages of scripture in the reports of sermons preached throughout these cities and throughout the land to-day. It will be so in Chlcago.so in New Orleans, so in Charleston, so in Boston, so iu Philadelphia, so everywhere. I know the tract societies are doing a grand and glorious work,'but I 'tell you there is no power on earth to-day equal to the fact that the American priuting- 'press'is -taking up, the • sermons * which are preached to a few hundred or a few thousand people, and on Monday morning and Monday evening, in the morning and evening papers, scattering that truth to tho millions. What a thought it is! What an encouragement for cverv Christian man! Besides that, have you noticed that during the past few years every one of the doctrines of the Bible came under discussion in the secular press'. 1 Do you not remember a few years ago— when every paper in the United States had an editorial on the subject: "Is there such a thing as future punishment?" It was the strangest thing that there should be a discussion in the secular papers on tluvt subject, but every paper in the United States and in Christendom discussed: "Is there such a thing us retribution?" I know there were small wits who made sport of the discussion, but there was not an intelligent man on earth who, as the result of, that discussion, did not ask himself the question: "What is going to be my eternal 'destiny?" So it was in regard to Tyndall's prayer gauge. About twelve years ago you remember the secular papers discussed that, and with just as much earnestness as the religious .papers,.and.there was not a- man in Christendom who did not ask himself the question: "Is there anything in prayer? May the creature impress the Creator?" Oh, what a mighty fact, what a glorious fact, the secular printing press and the pulpit of the church of .Icsus Christ harnessed in the same team. Then look at the international series of Sunday school lessons. Do you know that every Sabbath between ;t and 5 o'clock, there are 5,000,000 children studying the same lesson, :t lesson prepared by the leading minds of the country and printed in the papers, and then these subjects are discussed and given over to the teachers, who give them over to the children; so whereas once—and within pur memory —the children nibbled here and there at a story in the Bible, n<s\v they are taken through from Genesis to Revelation and we shall have 5,000,000 children forestalled for Christianity. My soul is full of exultation. 1 feel as if I could shout—I will shout, "Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigneth!" Then you notice a more significant fact, if you have talked with people on the subject, that they are getting dissatisfied with philosophy and science as a matter of comfort. They say it does not amount to anything when you have a dead child in the house. They tell you, when they were sick and the door of tho future seemed opening, the only comfort they could find was in the gospel, People arc having demonstrated all over the land that science and philosophy can not solace the trouble and woes of the world, and they want some other religion, and they are taking Christianity, the only sympathetic religion that ever came into the world. You just take your scientific consolation into that room where a mother has lost her child. Try in that case your splendid doctrine of the "survivalof the fittest." Tell her that child dietl because it was not worth as much as the other children. That is your "survival of tho fittest." Go to that dying man aud tell him to pluck up courage for the future. Use your transcendental phraseology upon him. Tell him ho ought to be confident in "the great to be," and the "everlasting now," aud the "eternal what-is-it." Just try your transcendentalism and your philosophy and your science on him. Go to that widowed soul, and tell her it was a geological necessity that her companion should be taken away from her, just as in tho course of the world's history tho mega- therium had to pass out of existence; and then you go on iu your scientific consolation until you get to the sublime fact that fifty million years from now wo ourselves may be scientific specimens on a geological shelf, petrified specimens of an extinct human race. And after you have got all through with your consolation, if the poor afflicted soul is not cra/.ed by it, I will send forth from this church the plainest Christian we have, and with one half hour of prayer and reading of scripture promises, the tears will be wiped uway, and the house from floor to cupola will bo flooded with •the calmness of an Indian summer sunset There is' where I see the triumph of Christianity. People a're dissatisfied with everything else. They want God. They want Jesus Christ. Talk about the exact sciences, there is only one exact science. It is not mathematics. Taylor's logarithms have many imperfections. The French metric sy&tem has many imperfections. The only exact science is Christianity—the only thing under which, you can appropriately write: "Quod erat demon^raiiduiB." TOW tell me that an iC two tnake,,fcMir.. ,|.dpn(}t die- C'bttt it is not 'so'plain-ttiat -two and two make four as that the Lord Uod Alftilghty made this world and ior man, the sinner, he sent his only begotten Son to die. 1 put on the witness stand to testify in behalf of Christianity the Church on earth and all the Church in heaven. Not fifty, not a thousand, not a million, but all of the Church on earth and all the redeemed in heaven. You tell jne James A. Garfield was inaugurated President of the United States on the 4th of March, 1881. How do t know it! You tell me there were twenty thousand persons who distinctly heard his inaugural address. I deny both. I deny that he was inaugurated. I deny that his inaugural address was delivered. You ask why? I did not see it, I did not hear it. But you say there were twenty thousand persons who -did see and hear him. I say I cannot take it anyhow; !•• did not see. and hear 1 " him. Whose testimony will you take? You will not take my testimony. You say, "You know nothing about it, you were not there; let us have^tho testimony of , the twenty thousand persons who stood before the capital and heard that magnificent inaugural." Why of course that is as your common-sense dictates. Now, here are some men who say they have never seen Christ crowned in the heart, and they do not believe it is ever done. There is a group of men who say they have never heard the voice of Christ, they have never heard the voice of God.' .They do not believe it ever transpired, or was ever heard — that anything like it ever occurred. I point to twenty, a hundred thousand or a million people who say, "Christ was crowned in our heart's affections, wo have seen him and felt him in our soul, and we have heard his \oice; we have heard it in storm and darkness; we have heard it again and again." Whose testimony will you take? These men, who. say. they have not heard the voice of Christ, have not seen the coronation; or will you take the thousands and millions of Christians who testify of what they, saw with their own eyes and heard with their own ears? Yonder is an aged Christian after fifty years' experience of the power of godliness in his soul. Ask this man whether, when he buried his dead, the religion of Jesus Christ was not a. consolation ...... Ask him if-through the long years of his pilgrimage the Lord ever forsoolc him. Ask him when lie looks forward to the future, if he has not a peace and a joy and a consolation the world can not take away: Put his testimony of what he has seen and what he has felt opposite to the testimony of a man who says he has not seen anything on the subject or felt anything on the subject. Will you take the testimony of people who have not seen, or people who have seen? You say morphia puts one to sleep. You say in time of sickness it is very useful. I deny it. Morphia never puts anybody to sleep, it never alleviates pain. You ask me why I say that. 'I have never tried it, I never took it. I deny that morphia is any soothing to the nerves, or any quiet in times of sickness. I deny that mor- phia ever put anybody to sleep; but here tire twenty persons who say they have all felt the soothing effects of a physician's prescribing morphine. Whose testimony will you take? Those who took the medicine, or my testimony, I never having 1 taken the medicine? Here is the gospel of Jesus Christ, an anodyne for all trouble, the mightiest medicine that ever came down to earth. Hero is a man who says: "I don't believe in it; there is no power in it." Here are other people who say, "We have found out its power and know its soothing' influence; it has cured us. " Whose testimony will you take in regard to this healing medicine? 1 feel that I have convinced every man in this house that it is utter folly to take the testimony of those who have never tried the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own heart and life. We have tens of thousands of witnesses. I believe you are ready to take their testimony. Young man, do not bo ashamed to be a friend of the Bible. Do nqt put your thumb in your vest, as young' men sometimes do, and swagger about, talking of the glorious light of the nineteenth century, and of their being no need of a Bible. They hava tho light of nature in India aud China and in all tho dark places on earth. Did you ever hear that tho light of nature gave them comfort for their trouble? They have lancets to cut and juggernauts to crush, but no comfort. Ah! my friends, you had better stop your skepticism. Suppose you are put in this crisis. O father! Y'our child is dying. What are you going- to say to her? Colonel Ethan Allen was a famous infidel in his day. His wife was a very consecrated woman. The mother instructed the daughter in the truths of Christianity, The daughter sickened and was about to die, and she said to her father: "Father, shall I take your instruction? or shall I take mother's instruction? I am going to die now; 1 must have this matter decided." That man, who had been loud iu his infidelity, said to his dying daughter: "My dear, you had better take your mother's religion." My advice is the same to you, O young man, you hud better take your mother's religion. You know how it comforted her. You know what she said to you when she was dying. 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MYERS, BUSINESS MAXAGEII, Anita, Iowa, and be convinced. [iwP^v J?ttT, \, »ams x W. T,. I>OUGI,AS 8S SHOH equals custom work, costing from $4 l<> $6, bust value 1'or the money in tlii; world. Name and nric« stamped on the bottom ,, Every • piiir warranted. Take no substi. ' itc. Sue local papers for full description of our complete ' "-"!S far ladies and gen. icmen or send for //. lustrated Catalogut 'CKrtNJiMftfeftB—~ t'iviiiK in. SSS derby mail. Postage free. You can get thebcsl bargains of dealers who push our shoes? To Qpen this Can, Fop Hog Cholera this Lyj Is a euro cure If uied In time. For making soap, cleaning house, aoftoniue water, it haa no equal. The :Housewife's Besl Friend, A valuable washing receipt In each van. For sale by all groccri. It will surprise 700. The 3-ton Acrtuotor Steel Truck welch* 115 uouuds has 16 imi wheelt wiUi a-iucli face. When three o£ the wheeli ore on tU floor, tho other end one is about Iji inches frum tho floor thai t'Utoluig 11 to swivel easily. Tho body u 28 inches wide bv SO Inches long. A bottom board is euily put m to make the bot. loin tight. Hstikesini required, nafrow boards CM IwnutUi itwtisf oier the outer rail and under the inner out "w, it wido bonrdi aro 'new), they will pri fit long enough im<l putt nuking tlwso «uk<!< ' tli< «»mo way bulk); material way bo'liond"!*!."' ™"l*',"f.?!",? <*'. r . to a!lolv » wuple of our work. \

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