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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 7, 1896
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ISALGOKA, IOWA WiBKBfflSAf 00*6BlEf f 1^8. 'te'fc: IFE. INTERNATIONAL PS CSS ASSOCIATION fer's wife upon the mountain. He : DON'T understand how you happened to cross that rough mountain in your route from the depot," said the elder brother, when the family assembled that evening for •what Miss Field always denominated a "sociable, old- iloned tea," which, in the country, served at the town dinner hour. Luld you obtain ho conveyance at [station?" Ndne—unless I chose to wait sev- hours. Surmising at once that my ir had not arrived in season to no- yau of my coming, I left my bag- e in charge of the. station master set out on foot. I pleased myself len I was here two years ago with Keying an air line between your I use and the nearest point of the rail- id. If ono does not mind some pretty ep hills, he can save at least two lea by availing himself of my topo- apbical skill. It was a pleasant va- ty to me, after six hours in a narrow seat, to stretch my limbs over the ky pass and breathe the fresh air of wildwoods instead of smoke and ders." 'The mystery to me is how and .ere you met Mrs. Withers!" chirped ivacious Harriet. "Do explain! I was ver so astonished In my life as when saw you two walking up the avenue Iking together like old friends." "As we are," smiled Edward at his ster-in-law. "She was sitting at the iot of a cedar near my projected road, oying the prospect beneath her. I icognlzed her from her resemblance the photograph you sent me while I as abroad, Elnathan; walked up to er, like the impertinent fellow some jjeople think I am; Introduced myself, d offered to escort her home." "You should have taken a servant th you, Constance," said her husband, gisterlally. "It is not safe'or proper a lady to ramble alone in this thin- jse-ttled neighborhood." fThere are charcoal burners in the Wains!" Miss Harriet interjected, dderlngly. "The most ferocious ing creatures, with long beards black faces. I saw one once when were driving out. And there used e bears, when the country was first ed -" d wolves, and catamounts, Jind ndians with no beards at all," fln- the younger Withers warningly. Withers, let me advise you to me along whenever you stir be- the garden fence. I saw a Rocky tain savage once, and last year one of a party that went out on a . hunt in Norway. We saw nothing |ruin, it is true, but my Instructions r to act in case he crossed my path so minute that I am confident I lid prove a valiant protector in of need." • |e. invitation thus playfully given Renewed in earnest on the foliow- The brother and sister-in-law excellent friends from the mo- of their meeting. The traveled Ijber of the' eminent banking firm i'ithers Bros, was about 30 years of |and attractive in person, rather : .a certain grace and elegance of ag, and a frank, intelligent ex- Ion than from regularity of fea- ' < He' had read much and seen lands, and knew how to use the edge thus gained for the.-enter-' pit of his companions, A passion- er of music, he was not slow in ring Constance's kindred tastes, [ling gave a different complexion ijn the secluded country house, yere horseback rides before it, and diligent practice with |d instruments—piano, flute and besides a couple of hours' read|he forenoon; then came the •walk, seldom ending un- ?t. In the evening. Elnathan fjdozed in his stuffed chair while to beat tjme to the duet going Ithe other end of the room, and gt, bolt upright in the middle of fa, did wondrous things with a of cotton or silk and a crochet |}e—and took observations with her Jy eyes, was discreet as to the result of IB, Fpr aught tliat could be gathered her words or conduct she ap- Ived entirely of the growing luti- fcy between the married lady and agreeable bachelor. Elnathan was |t a man of fine feelings and strong lections. He had made up his mind marry because a stylish wife would to his individual consequence and Jorn his already princely establiab- jent. Constance Rc-maine pleased his rjtical eye, and captivated wbatever of incy dwelt in bis practical nature. f f et, wedded, he trusted her, Eje offended him sometimes. He often that she were interpenetrated |tb something of Harriet's reverence himself; that 6b e would put forth ore effort to Anticipate bis wishes, |4 conform herself in all respects to of fltneaa He was never barsb In apboaling, bis curbing the portentous told her that, attracted by her singittg ( he had stealthily beared the ppot where she sat, and, unseen by her, been a witness of the teat-fill struggle between her i-eal self and Fate. He had pitied her heartily then, while comparatively ighbrant of the reason for her seditious emotion. His compassion was more profound as he better understood the relations between the Ill-matched pair. Had his personal liking for his new sister been less decided he would have pronounced her unhappiness to be the righteous p\mish* meht of her crime and folly in having linked her destiny with that of a man whom she did not love. He had known dozens of other women who did the same at the bidding of similar motives, and his sympathies had lain dormant. But this one had heart and Intellect, and both were famishing. I have said that Mr. Withers' sensibilities were not lively, nor his love intense. But of nil people living this, his only brother, had most hold upon his heart, most influence upon his judgment. He made much of him after Ms formal style; listened with obvious respect and secret pride to his opinions, and conceived the notion that his wife was highly honored when Edward singled her out as the object of his marked attentions, and did not disguise the pleasure he, the lion .of many brilliant circles, took in her society. This fullness of confidence in them both, and his unselfish regard for his nearest living relative, might have begotten softer and kindlier sentiments toward him in Constance's breast but for the palpable fact that he encouraged the association, not because it brought her enjoyment, but as a means of prolonging Edward's stay with them. "You seem to amuse my brother," he said to his wife ono morning, as she was arraying herself for her ride. "His admiration for you is highly complimentary. . I trust you will leave no means untried to induce him to remain with us some weeks longer. It gratifies me to see how amicably you get on together, and the friendship Is especially creditable to Edward, inasmuch as he was universally regarded as my heir prior to my marriage." "In that cass he deserves all the courtesy I can show him,"' mused Constance, going.thoughtfully down to her steed and • cavalier. "I do not know many men who would be so complaisant to a stumbling block in the path to worldly advancement." The conversation would have thrown her off her guard had she ever considered it prudent to be wary in an -association at once so natural and innocent. She had always liked Edward, and was growing to like him better every hour. They were near the same age, and, being of harmonious temperaments, they usually enjoyed the same things. He was good, kind and sprightly; amused and interested as much as Mr. Withers and Harriet wearied her. This was the reason why the sun &Tione more brightly, the breeze was more odorous, her favorite exercise more inspiriting on that early midsummer morn than these had ever been before. "I can hardly believe that I enter today upon the third week of my sojourn in this region," said Edward, when the steeply-rising ground compelled them to slacken their speed, "Is it possible?" The exclamation was not a polite and meaningless formula, as Constance brought her startled eyes around to his. "It seems a very IJttle while .ago that you came to us. You do not think of leaving us soon, I hope?" "I cannot say positively how long I shall stay. This visit Js.ja welcome exchange for my long wanderings. This —my brother's home—is the only one I have in America. ,Yet I was diesatls- fled with It last year. Elnathan was often absent—you know begt upon what 'business"—sinlling meaningly, "and, to be candid with you, our cousin Harriet is not the person whom I should voluntarily select as my only companion in a desert. But for my gun and fis,hing rod I should have committed suicide or run away and left her to the tender mercies of the Hibernian donjestics and the bears. I would not be so communicative touching her to any but a member of the family. But she is one of my betes noires. I never liked her." "Nor I!" answered Constance, energetically, "Then, my little sister, you and I should unite our forces to counteract her influence with my brother, Hid disposition is, in some respects, singularly guileless. He believes that Harriet's officious regard for his comfort and deference to his wishes and opinions have their root in sincere attachment for himself. We know better- know her to be as mercenary as she thinks herself cunning, and that she clings to him as the leech does to him whose blood is fattening it. I lose all patience with her fawning and flatteries when J recollect that these are the tripks by wbjpfe she hopes to eau* her Uvipg, flnd, at'-hls decease, a comfortable legacy."' VI. face was averted and. gcfeen.ed from bis view by her willow plume- voice was law, 'in it a« tiq,n of mournful for ferpwg, irritated bey to tfee not ,bfipn he t>r9thef'| gWg to, tfee ftftd ftotff!" She Said. "A totnSii, td&, ! whdft febtlety forbids, ui«m pe&aJty bf batilshment from tine circle in which she was born and bred, to seek A livelihood by iiiantial lab&f. It Is easy t6t •, fiien to talk 6f freedom of thought atid ' action. The world Is before them. To them the bread of charity and dependence mean otie and the same thing, f h<j' latter is the dftly nourishment of nlfcsl women from the cradle to the tomb. 1 wish the passage between the two •Was shorter—for theft sake." "I never looked at the subject in that light before," was Edward's remorseful l-eply, "Poor old Harriet! I see now how much more she merits pity than contempt," "She is no worse off than thousands of her sisters," said Constance, in harsher judgment. "Content yourself with giving thanks that you were born a man!" She had spoken out of the pain of a wrung spirit, with no thought of pleading her own cause. She was too proud to murmur, least of all to her husband's brother. But the conversation was a key that unlocked for her in his heart recesses of interest and sympathy which must else have remained forever barred against a woman who, whatever were her virtues and fascinations, had deliberately bartered her charms end perjured herself In order to secure an eligible settlement. "And, to'do her justice, she is superior to the practice of the arts thatmake Harriet acceptable to my brother and odious to everybody else," he meditated. "She offers no profession of devotion to' the man she has married, while she accords to him the respectful duty of a wife. Elnathan seems satisfied. Perhaps he craves nothing warmer. Pray heaven he may never guess of how much fate has defrauded him in withholding from him the free, glad affections of a true woman!" . If there were any changes in his behavior to Constance after this, it was to be discerned in a gentler address, in unobtrusive regard for her-wishes, expressed or surmised, and a prolongation of his stay in a house that held so few attractions for her. That this arrangement was highly satisfactory to his brother was not without effect in shaping his conduct. That Harriet plied him with solicitations to remain before his decision was announced, and was loudly voluble in her protestations of delight when the question was settled, had not a straw's weight with • him. Sho annoyed him less than formerly, however, either, as he explained it to himself, because he had learned charity from Constance's defense of the.lonely spinster's policy, or because she kept herself more in the background than was her wont. She seemed amiably., disposed toward Constance, too, and-he strove to credit her with kind Intentions with regard to one whom most people in her situation would have hated as a usurper. She abetted whatever project of outdoor excursion or domestic recreation was proposed by him for Constance's diversion, offering herself as the wife's substitute/In the sober phaeton drive on breezy, afternoons, that Constance and Edward might act as outriders, and never failed to call the husband's notice to her graceful horsemanship and the brighter bloom planted in her cheeks by the exercise, Mr. Withers never tired of chess, and the indefatigable toad-eater apparently shared his zeal on this point. The board was produced nightly as the days became shorter and the evenings cooler, and music, reading or conversation upon art and literature was carried on for hours by ths remaining two of the quartette without interruption from the automata bent over the checkered surface.' For Harriet could be taciturn when need was—a very lay figure in dumbness as in starch. Whether she ever ceased to be watchful was another matter. . •TO nn CONTUTOBP. ( Constables' Staves In the Past. The home secretary, Sir Matthew White Ridley, has just secured from Northampton two relics of the past that are peculiarly associated with the department of the state, of which he is minister. These are two staves, at once the badges and instruments- of office of the village constables of long ago, when men's lives were considered of less account than they are now. The staff of those days, probably 300 years ago, was a formidable, not to say bloodthirstry, instrument of offense. I have been able to obtain, one of the s^me sort. • Mine was fprmerly the property of the parish constable of Brington, England, It consists of two parts—truncheon, or handle, lathe turned, ten inches long, and a sphere, three inches in its longest and two and a quarter in its shortest diameter. Both handle and ball are of boxwood. They are united by a strong double thong of white leather, fastened by iron pegs into apertures bolted Into both handle and ball. The ball has two Inches of play on the leather, so that from end to end the instrument Is fifteen lnche,s long. As the ball h.nn.g3 loosely about the straight handle some degree of force Is required to bring it into action; but wben tbis Js done the execution the weapon la capable of is something dreadful. A moderate blow cannot be struck by }tj wltb very little exertion «n ttoe part 01 the b°14er a man'a bead, leg or arm would be very easily broken. NQ doubt some such powerful weapon was requ'ired- in the "good old times.""* BASE BALL (JOSSffi SAVINGS AND DOINGS ON tHE DIAMOND. Capt. Athlon In F*ve>t ot Coftehltig— Death of ah Old t>lftfrOf—th* t«ttipl* Cup—A Katft trlfil* iPlay — Diamond Voit, __ i _^_ «-*f*F the League la I bent tin abolishing I the coaching rule it should make one provision, and that is to put the rule into effect again if It is found that coaching is an absolute necessity," says Captain An* son. "It is hot by any means a certainty that base ball can be played without coaching. If after an experiment of about a month it is found that the public is In favor of a return to the old way of communicating with the players from the coach line, then the coaching rule should be put into effect again. It isn't by any means a certainty that the game will be as effective under a law that does away completely with coaching. A good mechanical ball player, for instance, who isn't quick of thought when on the bases, and doesn't possess the judgment that makes him a skillful base runner, will be well nigh helpless.adrlft in a fog, so to speak, If he isn't coached. It is all very nice to say that thes-3 mechanical, slow-thinking ball players are paid to think fast, but you can't furnish them with new sets of brains. The majority of players are not in favor of the abolition of the coach rule." —Washington Post. Death of nn Old Plnyor. CUrtis B. Welch, who was at one time one of the most phenomenal outfielders in the profession, died of consumption on August 29,; at his home at East Liverpool, Ohio. He first played professionally in 1883, as the center fielder of the Toledo club, which won the championship of the Northwestern League that season. He remained with the Toledo team during 1884, when it was a member Of the American Association. Welch next joined the St. Louis Browns, and his hard hitting, great fielding and clever base running contributed materially toward that team's success in winning the championship In 1885 and 1886. It vfould be hard to find his equal aa a center fielder, ho being a sure catch and covering a great deal of ground, some of .his running catches being of the sensational order. The official averages show that he has led the center fielders of the American Association for several seasons. He was also remarkably clever as a batsman and base runner, and in this respect did more than hie share In winning for St. Louis Browns the "championship of world," having made two of the four runs scored in the deciding game of the series with the Chicago club, on October 23, 1886, Including the making of the winning run after leading off with a safe hit in the tenth Inning. He participated in no fewer than one hundred and seventy-five games during the season of 1886, this being the largest number ever credited to a player in any one season up to that time. He remained with the St. Louis Browns until the close of the season of 1887. In 1888 ha joined the Athletics of Philadelphia, Pa. also a member of the American Association, and remained with them until the club disbanded! in September, 1890, when he, with Peter McMahon and Catcher Robinson, joined the Bal- timores, of the same organization. He played with the Baltimb.res throughout the season of 1892, and .part of 1893, when he was released and was signed by Manager Charles A. Comisky, of the Cincinnati club, of the major league. His next and last professional engagement was with the Syracuse club of the efc-ft one-tie by six feeL play WAS so cleanly and quickly made .that tot a second df two the 1 6fl&cta- tors could hardly realize what had happened, afid thett they f§flt the ail- with" yells that could have been heard a mile &way» Mln«t ieitfti* Sin*. HineS, who did Btiefo $*» celleat work iot the Kansas City citib while connected with its team during the last two seasons, Was born Sept. 29, 18tO, at Elgin, 111., and began his ball playing on the opeti lots around his home at an early age. He soon be-> came the pride of the village on &c* count of his heavy batting, and gained sufficient local renown to obtain him an engagement with the Milwaukee club, of the Western League, in 18934 In 1894 he was with the Minneapolis club, of the same league, and participated in one hundred and thirty championship games, ranking third in the official batting averages of that league, with a percentage of .427. His clever work not only as a batsman, but as a fielder and base runner, led to his engagement with the Brooklyn club, of the National League, for the season of 1895. The latter club had such a surplus of fielders that year that it could not utilize Hlrtes, and he was' farmed to the Kansas City club, of the Western League. He took part that year in ninety-one championship games and again ranked .high in the official batting averages of that organization, with a percentage of .365. He was released by the Brooklyn club and was re-engaged for the current year by the Kansas Citys. He is looked A EttOSfflf&tf I iT HENRY F. HINES. upon by many as being strong enough to take a prominent place in the outfield on almost any minor league team, CURTIS B. WELCH. , Eastern league, with which be was connected for several seasons. He was In bjs thirty-fourth year at the time of bis death, and leaves a wife and several children- Tho Temple Cup. : "• • Every year since '94 there has been some talk of the abolition of the Temple Cup series. James A, Hart is chief agitator against a plan that puts a premium on hustling and gives the pennant more than a rating for, glory alone. W. A. Conant— "Father Bill." of Boston— will join the Chicago president in the crusade against the post season series. The other night a group, of players and scribes were discussing the .question at the Elliott, in, Washington, and Captain Ewing was thus "caught" by Joe Campbell without the aid of an amanuensis or a graphbphone: "The claim of Messrs. Conant and Hart that a championship team is Shorn of some of its glory if beaten in the Temple Cup series Is not sustained by the public. The Baltimore champions were beaten two years in succession for the Temple Cup, . yet they were hailed as enthusiastically by the base- bail fans in every city of the major league circuit as if they had .won the Temple trophy. Even if my team didn't have a ghost of a show for these games, I would be Just as hearty an in- dorser of the trophy contests. Professional ball players are tickled by public applause, but the ups and downs of the game are so many that they are a practical lot of fellows after £11,. and while glory and glamour delight and stimulate, there is something that equals it and that is the money. "Every player in the league knows that he has a chance for a share of -the Temple Cup lucre, and even if he is Jn a tail-end club he may be transferred to a team that will contend for this trophy and money. Therefore there is a good incentive to bustle all along the line. These Temple Cup contests have resulted in some of the finest games of Mil ever played, close scores, effective pitching, brilliant fielding and skillful batting being the rule. Tho assertion that these games beget envy and jealousy among the major league players who do not take part is positively without truth. There isn't a player in the league with any of the instincts of a man who is envious of the success of a brother player-" Dl»moncl »u»t, McGraw is back at bis ojc} position on the Baltimore team and should belp the champions in tbelr finish, Chris Von der Abe is sorry be did *6rtitu6ftiaw « fey tit* to*., ttffir, Wu- fink fill* *<*«• i»ai6 People, - \ tffom the HerMd, CUfltoft, tow*. For the purpose of thoroughly gating the merits of b*. Williams'. Pills, which have been so widely advertised, a reporter WAS detailed W visit thfee ,',{„. towns, taken at f ahdotn f between CHiftott, '«•% Mid Cedar hapids, defence, StahWo&a'-;^ hhd Meetianicisvlile were the places selected ( it M and thither our representative went. f <* ".'(ff Clarence is & village of seven of eight ' / >'|% hundred people, with two drug stores, t rttn, ^ f respectively by Geo. Smith and W. If. Blair. Both of these gentlemen spoke,' \" .enthusiastically of the Pink Pills. '"• Mr. Blair said he handled them * ' extensively, that they had become ft ^ staple article o£ trade among druggists, and now he would as soon think Of conducting •• !> a drug business -without quinine as Pink Pills. He then asked if tbe Herald mate : had called on Mrs. Curley, and recommend* ' ' \ t ed him to do so, as hers was looked tipou ia 'Clarence as a most remarkable case of , J| recovery from advanced stomach troU* , if" ble. Mrs. Curley told her story briefly as ' -». follows: * , .ft. '•A year ago tUo doctors gave me Up to«. * l ,~. die, with disease of the stomach, and I was •very near death. Whilo I was 'Very low a * ^ friend persuaded me to try Dr. Williams' ' V'j Pink Pills though I had very little faith ttt ,,' them. After using part of a box I wanted ,- , to give it up, but niy people made me keep , t ; on, and before I had used the fourth box I ' v was cured." . '' , Mrs, Peter Gortner is another who has ' • been greatly helped by the Pink Pills. • Mr. ^ ] Gartner is a retired farmer, dud he and his f '-)',' wife occupy a pretty cottage in the south- ,\ ern'part of town. Mrs. Gortner said: •, ! ] "While wy case Is not as wonderful as that' v "j-*C of Mrs. Curley, I think and know indeed t ' < that Pink Pills have cured me no less truly. - • , >J My nerves were weak for many years, and '', r : I suffered greatly as a result. Something like a year ago I was affected by stomach, • f trouble, largely dependent, I tbiuk, < upon the condition of my nervous system. Hearing of the cure in Mrs, Curley's case. I consulted her, and on her advice tried the Pink Pills. They > have cured mo. My stomach uo longer < > troubles me and my nervous system is restored. We always keep them on hand . now and my husband and I use them when- ' > ever we are threatened with any,trouble of ' the sort. I recommend Dr. Williams', rem- ' ' edy whenever I have opportunity. Mrs. , Laura Neely is one of my friends who has '. ', used'tke plus with particularly e;ood results." . ' M ' Mrs. Neely was visited. ''Her"story'was ,, V very similar to that of Mrs, Gortner. Her ' t -' nervous system had been almost shattered, ' ' • she was threatened indeed with spinal , meningitis. Fink Pills had relieved and strengthened her. She told of several other oases within her circle of acquaintance '' where the pills had been used, and in every case speedy relief and cure followed.- At Mechauicsville, the reporter found ' only additional testimony as to the merits of Pink Pills, The proprietor of the Palace Drug Company assured him that no proprietary medicine had a greater sale than this. This company buys the pills in wholesale quantities. C. E. Gould also sells ' large quantities of the medicine. Both * • druggists told of many cases in which tbe , remedy had been very successful. Among ' .' these cases was that of Michael Zerbe, a retired farmer living in the village. The < case was one oil rheumatism, and was cured by one box of pills. ' < : Mr. Zerbe himself said: "I was ia a bad shape with rheumatism in the spring, I was induced by a friend to try Dr. "Williams',Pink Pills. One box relieved me, took the disease out of my blood, and in fact cured me. I am now as well as ever." ' Tho-visltor found Mr, Zevbe at work about his home, and he seemed, the picture of rugged health, despite the fact that he assured the reporter that he had been but a few months before bent and bowed with rheumatism, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all dealers, or will be sent post 'paid-on receipt of price, 50 cents a box or six boxes for &2.60, by addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Scheneotady, N. Y, A Ba*o Triple Play. Triple plays are few and far be- , "Wben you want to get from your husband by cj-yjng for it, what does be 49?" "Pe generally b^ys, a dpgen ban.4^erpb'iefg."-rFUefen^e, Blaetter, - tween, Pown in San Antonio, Tex., in a game between Austin and San Antonio an extraordinary triple pjay wag executed tbe other day. Aa a rule triple plays are started by fly balls, but this QB« was not, Here's bow Jt came about; Klernan §ent a, hot one that went through E)i- , f ly'a Jep at a, nme-a*aec9n4 ga}t. iflower attempted to sacrifice, but bis .tap took a bigb Bqw,nd pver It was viflee, and be bit m.3n. TJje b»U but turn for a toward f ot U by a, one, t to . iftmr tftw tow to. ,Q'Q '" ..... " not set a chance to pign Klobedanz as a side partner for Bjreltesstein, The Chicago club expects to clear, a-bout ?35,OQO tbte season. The, cinnatl club will 40 eyen better. Ebret WJd Pwyer \W& tbe pitchers .in per cent, of wuefl made of? th«|r ,4eilyery per ga&e, . President Y9«n,g e!aj«J r tba,t •fp.rm.erty tbe spectators w»4e ihe.ujnpjre's a bojr.dea. ityw tfre pteyere 'do, }t, ' .» tert wrist, and,- »' bu tat AIDS TO THE TOIUET, Soft tinted serge gowns with accordion-plaited ruffles are high favorites among fashionable bathers. Stockings striped ov eir^roldered aro worn to' match the suits. - , Soft, fluffy pompadours and a revival of the old-fashioned chatelaine braids, ' preserving as broad and as flat an effect as possible are quite the reigning fashionable style of bairdressing, - s Empire fans are still the most fashionable, oven when the , night is stifling. Devotees of fashion maintain that they give quite as,' mwob air an large ones, and have much more pyes T tlge than feather fans. > • Skirts of one material and bpdlQW s$ < another will continue in fashion all winter.proba.biy chiefly because of great convenience. Added to tb{s, ever, they aye an extremely combination. - ,> Tbe return QI? abort trains to iro, mlnent, Tbey wlU be usefl pb4gfl,y by married women, tor iu49or wea.? ai$ ceremonious visits,, while younger ww« en, eves for these to akjrts that cjear tb& In tbe matter of .*'S < "MS white are atJU web, JB ' ' «.uAj wbo, W«ftr,' J?Wn, wpjftffiB and W»JB(P ^ t9 tJjQje, OQ59P99 e 4° ' Pi .act almost' of all,

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