Spirit of the Welsh Press [EY GWYLIEDYDD.J 10m, FARNEIX. The visit of "the uncrowned King of Ireland" to Hawarden has invested him with renewed interest and deeper affection among his Welsh admirers. He has become as immaculate as the Grand Old Man himself and receives the same honours. They are represented as the twin patriots, "in whom there is no guile." "Mr. Parnell is good and honest," says the very rdigious Giryliedydd. The Golcuad is doubtful which of the two great statesmen is the more popular at the present moment. "Mr. Parnell ob'ained proofs during his recent tour," the Methodist organ say?, "of the thorough change which has taken place in the public sentiment nf England towards him. The Bauer announces that the two greal leaders have come to a thorough understanding on the Irish question, and they have unbounded confidence in each other." The Bauer takes the occasion of the visit of Mr. Parnell to make the following remarks We may be permitted to suggeet that it would be wisdom on the part of Mr. Gladstone to invite some of the Welsh leaders to bis castle to confer with him on matters relating to the Principality. We have heard that he often talks with Mr. Stuart Rendel on Welsh question-, but we have representatives much more national, in every sense of the word, than the member fcr Montgomeryshire, and it would be a good thing if lie were to exchange sentiments with them." The name of Mr. Gee may here be seen between the lines. Mr. Gladstone knows that he can place more reliance on Mr. Rendel than upon the author of the Land League and the instigator of the tithe war. The Tyst is so gushing that I cannot do justice to its superlative eulogies, and must let the Congregational oracle speak for its,-If The secrecy that surrounds Mr. Parnell is most fascinating. He is one of the most important and interesting personages in the kingdom. It is mad- ness to suppose that Ireland can be governed in any other way than his. It is a great mistuke to suppose that lie is an extreme man. He is in favour of the unity of the three kingdoms, but speaks in the most contemptuous manner of Mr. Balfour. He proved that that gentleman's attempt to govern Ireland has been a complete failure. What a change in five years! If he had spent a night, at Hawarden in 1885 he would have been cursed by his party and race and Mr. Glad- stone would have shared the same fate, but now there is great rejoicing at the union and harmony between the two great leaders. What would Salisbury and Chamberlain give if they could get the Irish chief into their camp ? Mr. Parnell is quite indifferent about what the report of the Koyal Commissioners will be. He knows that public opinion is in his favour, and we believe that be is innocent." The Goleuad uses the same fulsome language, and abuses Englishmen in the most violent terms. 'I hey torture, persecute, and suck the blood of the Celts." THE YKAB 1869. The Tyst and Celt contain special ariides on the year that is passing. That of the Celt is written by the minister of Lammas street Chape), Carmar- then, and occupies fifteen columns or nearly one- half of the paper. The subjects upon which he treats are scepticism, democracy, the dispute about Bala College, Methodism, the tithe war, and the BithnpofSt.Asfph. The writer favours the ;4 advance" preachers, nud gives Mr. Sturgeon a back-handed blow. He rejoices over the spread of democracy, and instances the revolution in Brazil in proof of it. He picks the crust that was growing over the Bala College sore, and charges Lhe joint committee with unfairness towards the Rev. Michael D. Jones. He recommends the In- Jependents and Baptists to take a ieaf out of the book of the Methodists. "Peggy Lewis" is in italled among the notabilities of the year. The tttack on the Bishop of St. Asaph is bitter and personal. Here is a specimen of it The now Bishop of St. Asaph is an uncompro- mising enemy of Nonconformity and a disagree- able neighbour to Nonconformists. His knowledge of Welsh is imperfect. He can speak a little of it, and it would not cost him as much to acquire the language as it did the Bishop of Bangor. That prelate is an excellent neighbour, and a hundred times wiser than his brother of St. Asaph. The latter is the poorest authority in the country on the history of religion in Wales. The Carmar- then people have known the fact for some time, and the general public will soon arrive at the same conclusion. He is utterly reckless in his itatements. He gives the Methodists more credit than they deserve, and yet curses them." The Tyst is more methodical, but shows traces of the limited range of the newspaper reading of the editor. It begins with a reference to the Welsh Congregational denomination, and regrets that the state of religion within it is not satisfac- tory. It complains of the criticisms of the Bishop of St. Asaph of the statistics of the Noncon. formist sects, and denies tha.t the indifference of the people to religious things is proof of the failure of DisseDt. The bigotry of the editor Is shown in the following remarks upon the Parnell Commission :—" The scandalous charges of the Times arose entirely from jealousy and revenge—charges which the authorities of the Times knew to be false." The Seven has a homily an the observance of Christmas Day. The Llan reviews the work of the Church in Wale; and writes hopefully of the future. It says We are glad to record great, success in every respect, and believe that when the re- turns for the year come in the number of confirmations by the Welsh bishops will bo found to be much greater than in any former year. A large number of churches have also been conse- crated, and many others are in course of building.' THE TITHE WAB. There are indications that the tithe agitation is wearing itself out. Even in Denbighshire the farmers arrange with the county authorities that distraints and sales shaH take place without moles- tation on the part of the crowd, except so far as the noise is concerned. Certain influential farmers are detailed to watch the proceedings and prevent personal violence. Accounts of the peiformances of the mob are given occasionally in some of the papers — a kind of literature that finds favour in certain circles. The Werin endeavours to be funny over a field of turnips distrained upon by the Rector of Prestatyn, Fiintshire, and complains that I policemen are put to watch the property to prevent the depredations of ragged and greasy Irishmen." The Bauer repeats the stale story of an exhibition of a straw figure at a tithe sale, representing a clergyman, and the uproarious shouts of the noisy crowd. The Herald says that Lord Mostyn has allowed 10 per cent. off the tithe paid by his tenants, and that the farmers in several parishes in Flintshire and Denbighshire have met and asked their landlords to do the same for them. The Herald states that if tile clergy had consented to an abatement of 10 per cent., as the landlords had made in reut,, there would have been no tilhe war. The farmers do not seem to understand that there had already been a considerable reduction in the amount paid. The Baner reports that a baiiilf obtained L5 damages at the Lampeter County-court for an usssult a- a lit he sale. SHOBT 50TES. The Baner announces that Mr. Gee is going to resuscitate the Welsh Land League, which died a natural death three years ago, and gives the North Vales Radical Federation a slap in the face at the Time time. The Guylicdydd «Wcs aa of tiiatote I Rev. John J ones, better known as "Vulcan." Mr Jones, like neatly all the successful Welsh j preacher?, was a self-made man. He made his mark a quarter of a century ago when he replied to an aiticle by the late Dr. Lewis Edwards on the doctrine of the Atonement. Lladmerydd," of the Ty.it, relates an interest- ing story told him in London on Christmas Day, 18t6, of four Cardiganshire men who tramped RJ! the way on foot, one only of whom could speak a word of English. It shows the simple life which Welshmen of 70 and 80 years ago led. "Idriswyu" of the JVetcs of the Week says that the Welsh-speikir.g population of Cardiff are like sheep without a shepherd, and attributes the re- j'jetion of Professor Roberts for the school board to the absence of a competent lender. The Tartan has a second article on Union of the Nonconformist Bodies with the Church of England," which is simply an attack on the latter. The different sects ought to learn to agree among themselves before they talk of union with the Church. The Go7f",vl does not like the compliment paid to it by Dr. John Thoma", of Liverpool, in his dis- closure in the Tyat of the newspapers tie is in the habit of reading. After quoting the words, it says that the mustard, pepper, salt, and vinegar of I he Tyst become offensive when they appear in the Genedl and Golcuid. Arthur," of the Ford Grot) (0f the says that the suggestion of Mr. G':e, that disestablish- ment should be one of the subjects of the week of prayer, is described by the SuU'.rday Iitiiiic as' Holy Taffy's Prayer." The Rector of Barmouth, in a letter to the Goleuc.d, repeats the request to name the clergy- man in Merionethshire who was accuse j in that paper of offering payment to Dissenters fur going to church. The name is still withheld 1 The Baner defends Dr. Barnardo against the charges made against him, and attributes them to the Roman Catholic priests, who are jealous of the succ as of his labours. "AUlud Eifion," who has had a large experience of the Church Welsh press, writes very plainly to the Lhtii on the reasons why that paper is not more appreciated. He mentions two. The first is that the contributors are not paid for their services; the other is the absence of business tact in the distribution of the paper. Any amount of soft soap is accepted, but if a layman writes on the shoitcomings of the Church or the press his contribution is rejected." The editor, in a foot- note, denies the correctness of the statements of his correspondent.
A WOMAN'S REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES. Few woman (says the Scotsumn) have had a more eventful life than Mrs Mary Ann Allan, a pen- sioner of the city of Edinburgh, who has just passed I away at the ageof79. nerfather was Quartermaster Sergeant Max well, of the 74'h Regiment,whose wife followed with him the fortunes of the army through the Peninsular War. Mrs. Allan was born in a convent at Li bon, was christened by a Portu- guese priest, though her parents were Protestants, and while yet a meie infant scaled the walls of Badajuz strapped upon her mother's back. With her mother she was also on the field at Waterloo. Her girlhood ¡ was spept in barracks, or in the baggage- wagon moving from place to place, and at the age of 17 she became the wife of Colour-sergeant Allan, of the same regiment. Her wanderings again commenced, and her family, consisting of nine children, were born in different parts of the world —Canada, India, West Indiep, and Ireland. After his discharge from the army with many honours, Colour-sergeant Allan became the governor of the old lock-up which stood at the foot of Liberton Wynd, w/ii.'e ids wife officiated as matron. When this was abolished he continued ( until his death, twenty years ago, to look after the Courthouse prison, which occupied the basemeut floors of the Sheriff's Court. In consideration of her long service as matron of the lock-up and Court- house prison, Mrs. Allan enjoyed a moderate pension from the city until her death.
A ROMANTIC CASE. Abou years ago an Irishwoman went to luJia. as a travelling companion to two ladies. Here she ill irried an Indian prince. After thirty yearsof married life she died without children and without leaving- a will. The Indian Government took possession of her property, valued at £ 30,000, but the value of which is now £ 100,000. Some relatives in Ireland, England, and Scotlmd are making good their claim to the property, and have retained Dr. M. D. Kavanagh, the well-known advocate of the Middle Temple, on their behalf.
AN OWL AMONG THE SPARROWS, A si ray owl which took up its quarters some weeks ago among the lofty trees at the rear of Guy's Hospital still makes its home in the branches, and it has produced a noticeable dimi- nution in the number of sparrows which locate themselves by hundreds there. The owl has been recognised by a man in S-lio as belonging to him, but the solemn biid has hitherto successfully; resisted all attempts at re-capture. It is an object of considerable interest to the inmates and the visitors to the hospital.
.— FALL DOWN A COAL PIT. While three men were descending in the coal- pit carriage at Nantvelo, Monmouthshire, on rri. day evening, one of them stumbled over the side, and fell down a great dept h to the pit bottom.! The lifeless body of tho man, whore name was Samuel shoit, was afteiwards recovered. De- j ceased's stepson was standing by him when he fell.
STARVED AND NEGLECTED. | At an inquest held at Cradiey Heath on Fiiday evening the coroner's jury returned a verdict of manslaughter again t Thomas and Alice West wood for causing the death of their child Edith, aged one year and eight months. The evidence showed that death was due to starvation and neglect. Both parents were committed for trial on the coronet's warrant.
GREEN OHRISTMAS IN AMERICA It is cabled from New York that on Wednesday a heavy rainstorm ushered in a mild though slightly cloudy day—a veritable green Christmas. In Ohio fresh grass is springing up, dandelions are in bloom, and lilacs are leafing. In St. Louis the theimometer reached 74 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday. Shopkeepers report that the holiday business in New York has been unusually good.
THE ROYAL BETROTHAL. The statement as to an impending engagement; between Princess Maud of Wales and Duke Ernest of Schle*wig-Hol?tein, brother of the German Empress, is (tlie Berlin correspondent of the Tihits says) a canard of the woist type.
LORD RANDOLPH SNEEZED, The" Prees Association says that Lord Rln- dolph Churchill had a slight attack of Russian influenza whilst in Taris last week, but ho has now quite recovered. He is staying in Norfolk at present.
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SENSATIONAL AMERICAN DIVORCE SUIT. Petition Against a Novelist. Servant Girls as Co-Respondents. When E'!g)r A. Saltus, the chief priest of the modern school of erotic fiction in this country, set suil for Europe on November 2 last (says a New York paper), his friends wondered at the sudden- ness of his departure,ind those who knew him more intimately whispered that some sort of a volcano had broken out in his domestic circle. The mystery about it was ¡¡}J cleared up hst week, when it was learned that his wife, Helen R. Salt us, had begun a suit against him for absolute divorce, charging him with habitual and long- continued violation of his marriage vows. It appears that a day or two before his parture for foreign parts the injured wife caught the novelist of passion hi flagrante delicto, and then followed a scene iiiic one of those which Mr. Salt us delights to describe. After making a full confession, he packed his valise and disappeared. Mrs. Saltus does not know where he is just at present, so her lawyers got an order from Judge Lawrence, authorising them to seive him with the summons and com- plaint by publication. In her complaint Mrs. Saltus charges her husband with undue intimacy with two young women for a period extending over a year. One of these co-respondents is Elsie Smith, Mrs. Saltus's maid, who is also said to have made a full confession. The novelist took n particular maid, who is also said to have made a full confession. The novelist took a particular liking to this young woman, lijg inti- macy with whom began in June, 1888, and lasted until Mrs. Saltus made the startling discovery already alluded to in her own house, 36, WtSt Minetetnlh-street. They had besides a regular place of nveting in this city at 178, lfifth-avenue, and the comphint also charges that acts of infidelity wi'h Miss Sty.ith were committed at various other places throughout the country, among others at lUchticld Springs, Mamaro- neck, N.Y., Milfird, P.t., and Aiken, S.C. The other young woman is Fannie Gervan. who was also a servant employed in his family. Various acts of over-friendliuess nre "pccihed in the comphint, including times and places, among the latter at Mr. Saltus's own house and on the s.inds at Coney Island. When Mr. Saltus found that his domestic circle was getting too warm for him, and begun to realise that ho was outdoing some of his imaginary heroes in setting a pace that hi!)! lie came to the conclusion that it was time to get out of eight for awhile and give it a chance to cool down. He gave his wito an address in Taris, but after he arrived there he sent word to her that he was going to move His headquarters to London, but gave her no address. She has heard nothing from him since then, but tlte noveli t'a mother, who lives at the Florence, nt Eighteenth-street and Fourth-avenue, has received several cablegrams from him quite recently, tho last one not more than ten days ago. Ollce, when he was repolted to be very ill, he cabled his mother that he was in good iieal-h. LIe is not now in the city, and, as far as could be learned, was not expected. Old Mis. Saltus apparently knew nothing of her son's domestic trouble, for the wife had gone ahout the preparations of her divorce suit with I the greatest caution and secrecy. The disclosures have made her ill, and she can see no one. Mrs. Edgar >'aJtus could not be found, and Iter lawyers refused to give any information whatever alout the suit. When Edgar Saltus first began to publish his novels of passion about five years a.o good people looked askance at them on account of the peculiarly spiey flivour of their stylo. Thev be- came very popular with a certain class of reiders, however, and with increasing success the author grew more and more daring in his descriptions and similes,until lie was generally acknowledged to stand at the very head of the local school of erotic literature. It is generally believed that the novelist is not averse to the notoriety which the present domestic episode will bring him, for ho never was known to lose nn opportunity of a free advertisement for himself or his workf.
STRANGE EXPERIENCE OF AMERICAN TRAVELLERS. Herein a splendid story for the Marines! It is actually told in the Yanuco papers. On the Western railroads large rotary suow-ploughs clear away the suow-diifts. The ploughs, like immense augers, revolvo in this mass, throwing an avalanche of snow into the air at every turn. At a blockade on the Fort Worth line tho passengers were astonished hy a shower of beef. On all sides fell sirloin, tender loin, rump, and steaks. A herd of Texas cattle had been frozen in tho cut a week before, an 1 the plough was now dissecting them. Fires were lighted in the snow, and the pas-:er.gers enjoyed an impromptu feast.
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SINGULAR SCENE IN A MENAGERIE. A most exciting scene was witnessed nt Maza- gon a few days ago, an inf jriated elephant break- ing loose and causing a considerable amount of trouble ere he could be captured. It appears that the elephjnt, a present to the Shah of Persia from the N'awab of Joonnghur, had been forwarded to his Highness Aga Khan in charge of its keeper, and was located in the compound at Hussainbuugh, Mount-road, Mazagon. At about eight o'clock the mahout who is the custodian of the animal, after giving him his usual food, took the elephant away for a drink of water, and naturally a cnwd of people collected to see the animal. The elephant has been trained by its custodian to perform several feats, and the curious crowd being desirous to seethe animal per- form, requested the keeper to put it through its paces. To this the keeper agreed, but the elephant did not fed so inclined, and became infuriated. It caught, hold, of its custodian aud threw him aside. The man, not to be done, repeated his attempts to make the animal perfoiin. But tho brute grew still more L excited, and, raising the man with its trunk, threw him violently on the ground. Tho infuriated animal then made a charge at the crowd, causing them to me. The elephant then made for a bullock that was in tho compound, threw it down, and upset a labour-cart, scattering the stones with which it wasiad n about, the yard. His next feat was to proceed to the adjoining compound, and root up the trees there. A perlcct panic now seized the people. The police being informed of what was going on, several European officers, together with Mr. (ji II, the deputy-commissioner of police, re- paired to the spot. The mahout informed the officers that the animal had ,b( hived in a similar manner three or four limes previously, and dreaded l lie spear. Then followed a most amusing scene. Several men accustomed to handle the spear were procured, and they in a body charged the elephant, hut the animal, instead of showing any fear or dread of the spear, became still more angry, and changed the attacking party, scattering them in all directions. The spearmen, however, being persuaded to have another try, returned to the charge, and nfter several unsuc- cessful attempts the anim :t was cowed, and driven into a corner, where he was fastened by thick ropes to several large trees. Even after that nobody dared venture near the animal, the mahout himself being unable to do anything owing to the injuries lie had sustained. Two European police officers and a number of mounted sowars were stationed near the spot to watch the animal, and to yive warning in ease of its managing to get loose. The reason the elephant got rcfractorv, it appears, was that another yourger elephant, which is located in the sallle compound, had been fed before him that morning, which evidently displeased him, as it showed signs of bad temper at the time. The younger elephant has bee" consequently removed, aud located in another compound. I
SUFFOCATED AFTER A WAKE. Child's Mother Drunk at the Inquest. That there are degrees in wakes was explained to Coroner Bixter at an inquest at the Poplar Town-hall on Friday respecting !!lC death of a five iiionl)is old child, the son ot a labourer named M'Carthy, who lived at Poplar. Tho mother turned op at tho inquest the worse for drink, but her feiiter s-id the mother was sober. She explained to the coroner there had been a wake, but it was only a sheet round," an inferior sort of affair. The coroner replied, Yes, but. did the other people get three sheets in the wind ? The medical evidence showed that the child's d,oath was due to overlay- ing, and the jury's verdict was to th it clfect.
MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER. At the Glasgow Circuit Court on Friday, Jessie M'Callum was chatg d with murdering her newly- bom daughter, in Islay. Her p!ea of manslaughter was accepted, and she was sentenced to six years' penal servitude. Thomas White, an old mall, charged with murdering JulIO Dawson by slabbing him outside a Glasgow model lod«ing-hou;e, was found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced to ten years' penal servitude. James Glen, charged with murdering his wife, Elix ,be!h, was found to be insane, and was ordered to be confined during her Majesty's pleasure.
SPIRITUALLY-QUICKENED." One reads as follows in one of the denomina- tional weeklies At the close of a conference of milJisters-we had belter not say to what denomi- nation they belonged—held wi ll the of quickening the spiritual life, and attended by about 100 pastors, it was proposed on their behalf to make a_collection and contribute the result by way of acknowledgment to the (nameless) institu- tion on whose neut'a! ground tlu-y had met. Tlie spiritually-quickened' collection realised the magnilicent total oi S £ d.
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BODICES AND BOAS. The Shah Aigrette for Bonnet?. It is almost amusing to see little ladies shuffling along, overladen with their heavy trantlee,, and quite ignoring the fact that they were neite intended to be worn while walking. Thay aiq martyrs to their own sense of what is dUe. C(5 themselves and their newly acquired confection^ The cloth mantles are much ligliteritactoomit sensible person has lately bad the happy though^ of doing away with the long underskirt ia ficonfi and cutting this portion short like a bodicr, tnØ overfronts coming from the shoulders and ing all the necessary protection. The under badicA is to be thoroughly recommended. The inclination to throw open the coat or mantle in front, an ptufr pose to exhibit its lining of costly fur, appears to be a general one, and in cold weal her the matts are highly dangerous. But with the clrSod Dodici this vain little practice may be followed with impunity" Only the overfronts are flung open, and they provide quite a supererogatory warmth, the warmly lined bodice being sufficient alone for the weakest of chests. There is a troublesome con- tradictotiness about tho long, all-envelcpiogi fur-lined mantles. They are tho very covering that weak and ailing women need but it is oolX those of strong physique and unusual strength who can bear tho weight, except in driving. ;• There remains the alternative of the jacket fot the former. There is nothing sup 1 fluous about its dimension". It fus closely at the waist, and is always fitted with high sleeves, much fulled on the shoulders, whether its material be velvet, clotb, QK serge. Sometimes the puffed sleeves are separate hanging over the tops of the long, tight ones almost like bells. In other cases the loose uppet portion of the sleeves is drawn under long cufts of tur OF gimp, matching the trimmings upon the rest of the coat. The new fur hoas are perfectly flat, the round ones having disappeared from the haunts of fashion. Their successors are much more proteC" tive than they ever were, being provided with is stand-up collar, an 1 at the back a deep cape that comes well down over the region of the lung& The shoulders and the entire chest are well covered. The arms are exposed, however, and as these are always very sensitive to cold, some, beautiful and prominent lady, whom all others would rush to c 'py, should set the fashion of wear* ing long fur cuff", or even sleeves that could btt easily slipped on and fastened to a button on the top of the arm. Were these adopted, uo muff would he necessary. When the arms are quite warm. the hands cannot be cold. The enormous muffs called drums in Parift k like those ou • grandmothers carried and cheriahedi j are hardly likely t. become popular. They are clumsy and inconvenient, besides putting tM i figure of the wearer shockingly out of drawing* '-j No one who studies outline wuuld ever recommend this huge excrescence of tnuff, large enough to >[ accommodate the hands of a whole family. | A fashionable mantle lately seen in Paris j, r composed of a sort of extraordimry patchwork io brilliant colours, with application* iif leather and bright fringe", in imitation of Buffalo Bill's red" skins' tunics. The Shah aigrette" figures in the front of bon- nets. The E'ffel Tower has for month, been dis" played upon countless articles of dress, both fof masculine and feminine attire. Among the prettiest of tho "Eiffel" dresses is one in clotli of the reddish brown colour of the tower, over a skirt of black astraclnn. The fuC covers only the front breadth of the skirt, but it h is the effect of ent irely constituting it. Tho cloth redingote is arranged so as to display the fur, the junction of bodice and skirt being con" ccaled by a band of handsome black passemeu* tetie, brown, like the cloth. The Louis XIII. sleeves are made of clotft gathered high on the shoulder! but opening dowrJ the front ail the way to show tight tindersleevcS of ast rach»n. The collar and plaj-tron, being of the fur, complete tho illusory cffcct of un entii4 underdress of nstrachan. Another redingote iO h Eiffel brown cloth hassteeveaot black a.strBchaP. and is made with a plastron back and front, at well as a high collar of the fur. | A beautiful costume is composed of grey clotB and velvet. The skirt is in the lattar material edged with a deep band of chinchilla. The clotl) redingote Jails over this without fulness of any kind, except at the back, where it is mounted ilS large gathers some three or four inches below tM waist. Three velvet capcs and a high collar, also ft* velvet, are separable- at will from the redingotC. The velvet coll u- is lined with chinchilla, and deep cuffs of tho fur finish off the sleevef. The small felt hat worn with this is trimmed with gref feathers. Bodices with long coat tails at the back have T appeared. They cannot be callcd pret ty. BaroneSS B Burdett-Coutta wore one of these at Miss KepDel'* B wedding the other day. The waist retains itd B normal position in the day-time, though the popu-* laiity of Empire fa-liions shortens it considerably and frequent ly in the evenings. The disappearance from high life of the little cushion miscalled adreS^ improver has restored to the waist those fine Jineø that, have recently been EO ungracefully obscuredl —Paris Herald.
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