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December 10, 1891

The Board of Supervisor were in session this week.

Christmas is fast approaching.  Remember the editor.

Mesdames Lee and Wylie are attending the Methodist Conference at Brookhaven this week.

Mr. John Carter of Silver Creek is in town this week building chimneys for some of our people.

Rev. R. W. Hall preached in the Baptist church last Saturday and Sunday to attentive congregations.

Mr. J. W. Burkett of  Beat 5 spent one or two days this week with his daughter, Mrs. A. W. Cooper, in our town.

We would like to know what is the matter with our Hebron, Silver Creek and Whitesand correspondents?  They seem to be on a strike.

Mr. J. L. Hall of Silver Creek passed through town last Tuesday en route to new Orleans on business.  We are indebted to him for a pleasant call.

Mr. Miller, representing the grocery house of Price and Lucas, of Louisville, Ky., and Mr. Primo, representing the wholesale drug house of E. J. Hart and co., of New Orleans, were in town this week.

The editor of the Press leaves today for the railroad on a trip of business and pleasure.  We expect to attend the Methodist Conference at Brookhaven a day or two.

Another room will be added to the Press office in the near future, the material for which is already on the ground.  Other improvements will also be made about the building which will render it more comfortable.

Mr. A. W. Jones, living three miles south of this place, will remove his family to Stockdale, Tex., this week, where he has bought land and will engage in farming.  Mr. Jones is one of our best men, and we regret to lose him from our midst.

We desire to tender thanks for the invitation given us to attend the nuptials last Wednesday of Mr. L. L. Polk and Miss Ella Hickman and Mr. J. L. Catt and Amanda Hickman, and regret very much that we were denied the pleasure of attending.

It will not be long before the Legislature meets, and the propsed stock law has not been discussed at all in the county.  Do the people want it?  If so, they had better commence agitating the question.  If they think it impracticable, let them say so.

Supposed burglars entered Mr. A. W. Cooper's house last Friday night, got what victuals they wanted form the pantry and left.  We would advise our people to keep shotguns in their houses and use them extensively on such occasions as these, or burglarism will be practiced on a larger scale.

This town should have a Christmas tree.  Although we expect to spend the holidays elsewhere, yet, we have a feeling for those who do expect to stay ehre Christmas, and we want everybody to have the best time possible. Therefore, we urge the people here to take an interest in the movement, and gladden the hearts of the children by getting up something nice.


Polk-Hickman  at the residence of the bride's father.  Mr. Joshua Hickman, in this county, Dec 2d, 1891, by Rev. R. W. Hall, Mr. L. L. Polk to Miss Ella V. Hickman, both of Lawrence county.

Catt - Hickman - At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Joshua Hickman, in this county, Dec 2d, 1891, by Rev. R. W. Hall, Mr. J. L. Catt to miss Amanda Hickman both of Lawrence county.

Bourn - Boozer - At the residence of the bride's father Dr. J. D. Boozer, in this county, December 3rd, 1891, by Supervisor A. W. Stringer, Mr. Quitman Bourn to Miss Ida Boozer, both of Lawrence county.

We trust the happty couples will live lives of usefulness and happiness, and to each we extend our hearty congratulations.

Rodyism in Beat Five

Bournham, Miss, Dec 7, 1891

Editor Lawrence County Press

I take the privilege of sending you a few lines for publication in regard to the ill behavior of a large majority of the young men and boys in the neighborhood of Bournham, and not only the young men and bosy, but some of the older men are laying the example.  It has got to be regular thing every Sunday for a crowd to get together, with their pockets full of whisky, and be drinking and cutting up in general, some getting drunk and wallowing and spewing like a gang of buzzards over the carcus of a dead horse.  At a wedding in this neighborhood a few days ago there were not less than a dozen boys and some middle-aged men staggering around with bottles sticking out of thei pockets for everybody to look at.  One young man about seventeen years old and a member of the Baptist church, though he would show out a little smarter than the rest, and right in the midst of a large crowd of ladies and gentlemen pulled tow large empty bottles out of his pockets and said: "I have drunk both of these bottles empty this morning."  At the same time he hardly knew which end was up.  They are getting to such a pass drinking whiskey that they have lost all interesting society, Sundays Schoos, preaching and everything else but their bottles of whisky.

A Citizen of Lawrence County.

Mr. Rudolph Garrett found the camp of the burglers last Tuesday about one mile north of town.  It is supposed they camped there one or tow nights before blowing open the safes here in town.  Rudolph found a tin bucket, a large lump of salt and pieces of newspapers which had been used in wrapping up their vicuals.  The papers were pieces of the Daily Times Democrat and Bookhaven Leader, both showing dates of Nov 26th, 1891.

Homestead Notice

Anderson Smith, wit: Abram Moore, henry Bryant, Wesly Webster, Paul Allen, all of Hooker.

Cascilla Tyrone, wit: C. N. Wilson, J. J. Denson, Levi Holloway, I. I. Lucas, all of Silver Creek.

Frank A. Ainsworth, wit: J. W. Ross, J. A. Evans, G. W. Evans, all of Monticello, Nola White of Fair River.

December 17, 1891

Christmas gift!

Misses Cora Magee and Fanny Polk, of near Blountville, visited our town last week.

Miss Lula Burkett and Miss Hathorn and sister of Beat 5 are visiting Mrs. Cooper in our town.

Mrs Sallie Sharp and children, of Washington parish, La, are visiting relatives and friends in our county.

Sheriff Lee directs us to inform the tax-payers of Lawrence county that he will add on damages after the 31st of December.

Mrs. Dr. Bishop and daughter Maud left yesterday for Brookhaven where they will spend the holidays.  We wish them a pleasant trip.

The editor of the Press leaves tomorrow for Columbia to spend the holidays. Mr. Cannon will receive all monies left in our absence.

The town has been lively this week.  So many prominent persons from different portions of the county here visited us that we will attempt to give names.

The editor of the Press, accompanied by Mr. J. J. Denson, of Silver creek, attended the Methodist Conference at Brookhave last week.  Grand time.

Miss A. Cohn and children, Miss Regina Simon and Master Abie Cohn, of Brookhaven, visited relatives and friends in our town last week.  Mr. A. Cohn returned with them Sunday.

Mr. Henry Gibson and family, living about a mile below town, removed to Wilson county, Texas, this week, where they will in future reside.  We regret to lost such people from our community.

The business of the Clerk's office has increased very rapidly for the past several days, so much so that mr. Cannon has secured the services of another assistant who will soon make the acquaintance of the puboic in the person of Mast Oatis Cannon, aged 5 days; weight, 9 pounds.

Ladies, needing a tonic or children that want building up, should take Brown 's Iron Bitters.  It is a pleasant to take, cures Malaria, Indigestion, and Biliousness.  All dealers keep it.

We are pained to chronicle the death of little Elizabeth E., infant daughter of mr. And Mrs. R. M. Wellborne, which said event occurred on the morning of the 24 instant.  The remains were interred in the public cemetery in this place the following afternoon.  We extend heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved parents.

Nothing but an advertising sheet will be issued from this office next week. Printers like to have a week's vacation once a year, and as the press has visited you regularly every week during the year, giving the news of the county as best it could, we feel assured that its readers will not begrudge it on week's rest.  We wish you on and all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Methodist Conference was in session at Brookhaven last week.  The following are the appointments for the Brookhaven District:  R. S. Woodward, presiding elder.  Brookhaven station, J. M. Weems.  Brookhaven circuit, Ferrer. Crystal Springs, R. D. Norsworthy.  Gallman, W. W. Morse.  Pleasant Grove, L. J. Jones.  McComb City, M. L. Burton.  Adams, P. Howard.  Wesson, T. S. West.  Bowerton, A. D. Miller.  Hazlehurst, I. W. Cooper.  Providence, F. M. Williams.  China Grove, M. J. Miller.  Magnolia, V. V. Boone. Summitt, J. G. Cammack.  Caseyville, H. P. Lewis.  Beauregard, J. G. Galloway.  Lebanon, B. W. Lewis.  Mount Carmel, M. L. White.


Hebron, Miss, Dec, 14, 1801

No. Mr. Press, Hebron is not on a strike and would not have permitted the public to remain so long in suspence had we not been taxed with heart trouble and over burdened with sundry mental cares.

Hebron now boasts on of the best millinery shops in South Mississippi, conducted by Miss Fanny Maxwell.

Miss Pearl Maxwell arrived in town last week and will remain for some time, assisting her sister in the millinery business.

Rev. J. C. Buckley and family are now numbered among our inhabitants.

Miss Annabel McIntosh, our new music teacher, is the idol of her class and quite a favorite with the patrons of the school.

Our mail facilities are greatly improved, as we now have mail three times a week each way, to and from Hazlehurst, in addition to the old mail service.

We wouls suggest to our Mt. Carmel friends that we have a short route connecting our towns, which willprove a great convenience and give Carmel another connection with the I. C. R. R.

Oh! I came very near forgetting to tell you.  We are going to have the finest Christmas tree here on Christmas eve, Thursday night, you ever did see.  You must come and bring all your family.  If you can't bring a family and no one else will come with you, come along and take what Santa Claus will give you!

It appears as a striking fact that each individual of the human type has its correspondent in some one fo the species of lower animal creation.. He who would get drunk and disturb a Christmas tree could only find a becoming type in a hog.  We are nto going to have anything like that up here!  Bye, Bye.

Homestead Notice

Frank A. Ainsworth, wit: J. W. Ross, J. A. Evans, G. W. Evans, all of Monticello, Nola White of Fair River.

January 1, 1891

Willie Jones is now clearking for Mr. H. S. Scherck.

Mr. H. S. Scherck went to New Orleans this week.

Work is progressing rapidly on the blacksmith shop.

There will be funeral services at Bethel church on the third Sunday.

Mr. G. W. Garrett paid a flying visit to Brookhaven this week.

Mrs. Tom Watts and children of Beat 5 visited relatives in our town last week.

Mr. C. R. Dale of Wesson paid a flying visit to his many friends here last week.

We regret very much to learn of the continued illness of Mr. W. J. Armstrong

Dr. Larkin of Oakvale passed through town last Tuesday en route to New Orleans.

There was preachingin the Baptist church last Sunday night by Rev. R. J. Boone. Rev. R. W. Hall will preach here on the second Sunday in this month instead of the third.

Mrs. W. R. Selman of Tryus visited her daughter Mrs. J. D. Carlisle, in town last week.

We were peased to have calls last Monday morning from Bros. S. Morris and R. W. Hall.

Dr. G. A. Teunisson is visiting relatives in New Orleans this week.  We wish him a pleasant trip.

Hon. A. E. Weathersby of Greenwood spend the Christmas holidays with his many friends in this place.

We are authorized to say there will be preaching at Silver Creek next Saturday and Sunday by Rev. R. W. Hall.

Mr. W. C. Maxwell, jr., can be seen smiling quite extensively here of late sometimes laughing.  It's a 10 pound girl.

Rev. Geo G. Woodbridge will fill his regular appointments in the Presbyterian church next Saturday night and Sunday.

Rev. B. S. Rayner, for a number of years the presiding elder of the Seashore District, was in town for a short while yesterday morning.

Miss Ada Powell of Brookhaven, one of the teachers in the Lawrence County High School, passed through town last Tuesday en route to Silver Creek.

The itching of the scalp, falling of the hair, resulting in baldness, are often caused by dandruff, which may be cured by using Hall's Hair Renewer.

There will be a Ladies Aid Society organized in the Baptist church at 3 o' clock p. m. on the second Sunday in this month.  All are cordially invited.

Messrs S. D. Nelson of Silver Creek and G. Atwood of Bloutville, passed through town last Tuesday en route to new Orleans.

Dr. M. J. Fergeson and wife of Beauregard spent the Christmas holidays with their daughter, Mrs I. A. Hickman, in our town.

J. A. Brewer, a Brownsville, Tenn., merchant, says: "I have given Owen's Pink Mixture to my children while teething for many years.  I wouldn't be without it for pay."  For sale by H. S. Scherck.

Capt. W. S. White of Sheffeld, Ala., says: "We have a bottle of Owen's Pink Mixture on hand and consider it an invaluable remedy for all trouble arising from disordered stomach and bowels.  It is certainly a great remedy for children of all ages." For sale by H. S. Scherck.

One half of the human family die between the ages of one and twenty four months.  Therefore it si natural for mothers to be most anxious during the teething period when such a large percentage die.  "Owen's Pink Mixture has saved the lives of thousands.  Try it, only 25 cents a bottle.  For sale by H. S. Scherck.

Miss M. L. Rogers, one of Wesson's charming young ladies, is visiting Miss Bessie Butler, near this place.  Both of these young ladies visited our town last week.

The organ for the Baptist church has arrived and been placed in position, and Mrs. Will C. Cannon elected as organist.  It is a fine toned instrument, and altogether, is quite a valuable addition to the service.

Whooping cough, croup, sore throat, sudden colds and the like are easily controlled by promptly administering Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.  This remedy is safe to take, certain in its action, and adapted to all constitutions.

Mr. Partridge, father-in-law to Mr. F. J. Sager, and Mr. Whitehead, both of Columbus, Ohio, have arrived to assist on the iron bridge.  Mr. Partridge is quite an experienced bridge builder, having served over forty years in that capacity, and Mr. Whitehead is a gentleman of no mean ability in that respect.

The Christmas tree in the court house on Christmas eve night was great success.  Mr. R. M. Wellborn acted as Santa Claus, and he did not fail to get off something good on every one who received a present, besides delighting not only the children, but the older folks, with his ludicrous actions.  Altogether, it was an enjoyable occasion.

Gus Moran, the machine tinker who was arrested in Simpson county week before last on the chare of assaulting and robbing Mr. Lemon Buckley and lodged in our jail, was released last Monday on his being able to prove an alibi.  The deposition of a reputable citizen of Simpson county says that Moran was at his house on the night in question.  A pretty strong circumstantial case, however, is being worked up on another party, and it is not likely that the mystery will remain long unsolved.

Homestead Notice:

John I. Fortinberry, wit:  S. E. Parkman, J. L. Parkman, T. J. Speights, I. N. Speights, all of Oakvale.

Daniel Newton, wit: Joe Payne, Esaw Shivers, San Benson, all of Mt. Carmel, Mike Walker, of Gwinville

John Sistrunk, wit: E. V. Barnett, J. B. Lewis, S. T. Wallace, L. B. Pevey all of Monticello

Allen Myers, wit: Jerry Armstrong, John Newsom, Bark Hall, Salem Powell, all of Hebron.

January 8, 1891

Have you got the "grippe?"

Miss Nellie Carlisle is dangerously ill.

Capt. T. M. Beal is quite sick this week.

Dr. Teunisson has returned from New Orleans.

Don't forget that the County Alliance meets next Tuesday.

Mr. Richard Schereck of Brookhaven was a visitor to our town this week.

Wedding bells. We use this term because all the other newspapers are using it.

Miss Mattie Edmondson, from near Corsicanna, Tex., is visiting relatives in our town.

Mesars M. A. Griffith and A. J. Nelson of Silver Creek were visitors in our town Sunday.

There will be preaching in the Baptist church next Saturday and Sunday by Pastor Hall.

Rev. Geo G. Woolbridge was unable to fill his appointment here last Sunday on account of sickness.

The Board of Supervisors was in cession until yesterday evening.  Their proceedings will appear in our next.

LaGrippe seems to have "gripped" everybody in and about out place.  Some have it serious, while others are not so bad.

Messrs. W. M. Waller and Julins Griffith, from near Silver Creek, were in town yesterday for a short while, and gave us a pleasant call.

Miss Sallie Hickman, who has been spending several weeks visiting the Misses Reiss, in New Orleans, returned home this week much to the delight of her many friends here.

J. A. Brewer, a Brownsville, Tenn, merchant, says: "I have given Owen's Pink Mixture to my children while teething for many years.  I wouldn't be without it for pay."  For sale by H. S. Schereck.

Mr. D. S. Price, of Marysville, Ohio, who has been working here for the past three or four months on the iron bridge, and who worked here several months last winter on the old bridge, left for Ohio last Tuesday.  Mr. Price made many friends while here who regretted to see him leave.

Tryus Notes

La Grippe is all the rage for the new year.  It is the most ncalled for fashion that our folks have taken to lately.

The New Year came in on the run, or somebody did, at least, who started without an umbrella.

Mr. Luther Knight' beautiful face will be seen at the County Alliance next Tuesday.  He is spending part of his time trying to borrow money to subscribe for the Press.  He says he will soon locate "on".

S. M. Douglass reports the nicest Xmas present we have heard of.  The people he worked for last summer at Confederate Grove, Lincoln county, presented him the principalship of their school, which will begin first week in March.

Mrs. Louisa King, from near Westville was visiting her parents this week. We were all glad to see her, as she used to teach about here and has many friends.  She is the poet of the Westville News.

A prominent gentleman from the east side of the river told us yesterday that the sociables in his neighborhood during the holidays were remarkable for one thing and marked an epoch in the history of entertainments in that section that could not help but be commented upon by everybody.  He said they were absolutely free from all intoxicans and that not a person was seen drunk or any ways under the influence of whisky.  This is commendable conduct on the part of the young men, and it iw to be sincerely hoped it will prevail everywhere.


Allen D. Blackwell. Wit., L. D. Langston, W. D. Fortinberry, J. T. Armstrong, J. M. Smith.

Nelson Buckley,  Wit., John Butler, Joe Mikell, Jr., David Waller, Ben Longino.

Daniel D. Parkman, wit:, W. T. Loftin, Frank Deen, A. Burrow, Allen Haynes, all of Blountville.

Jemima Wilson, wit: W. M. Lambert, J. L. Lambert, J. M. Hill, B. F. King, all of Saulsbury.

Daniel Newton, wit: Joe Payne, Esaw Shivers, Sank Benson, all of Mt. Carmel, Mike Walker of Gwinville.

George B. Cooper, wit: A. P. Smith, I. B. Smith, George Red, Lafayeet Bardwell, all of Monticello

Mike Walker, wit:Daniel Newton, Joe Payne, Esaw Shivers, Sank Benson, all of Mt. Carmel

Allen Myers, wit: Jerry Armstrong, John Newsom, Bark Hall, Salem Powell, all of Hebron.

January 15, 1891

We haven't seen a drummer this year.  That's strange.

Who said there was any virtue in dream cake?  Wouldn't a biscuit do as well?

Items may be plentiful, but they are slow about being about this week, if they are.

The river rose about 10 feet last Saturday night and Sunday, but is now slowly dropping down.

The county Farmers Alliance met last Tuesday.  Their proceedings will appear in our next issue.

The Ladies's Aid Society was organized last Sunday evening with 10 members. Quite a good start.

Several new boarding pupils have entered Monticello Academy, but we have been unable to learn their names.

The sick ones reported in our last issue as seriously ill are now convalescent.  However, the grippe still remains to a large extent.

Mr. M. O. Jones, an old Lawrence countian, but now the popular butcher of Wesson, was in our town last Monday and honored us with a call.

Read the proceedings of the Board in this issue.  We unintentionally forgot to insert the petit jurors, in this issue, but they will appear in  our next.

Veni, Vidi, Vici!  This is true of Hall's Hair Renewer, for it is the great conquerer of gray or faded hair, maing it look the same even color of youth.

Quite a siege of bad weather has been upon us lately.  The rain has given way to intense cold, which is far more preferable.  The thermometer fell to 20 degrees above zero yesterday morning.

Mr. T. M. Watts, of Beat 5, brother to our esteemed townsman, Mr. C. E. Watts, will soon remove to our town.  Such valuable acquisitions to our community, as he and his family will prove to be, are always welcome.

The great popularity of Ayer's Pills as a cathartic is due no less to their promptings and efficacy than to their coating of sugar and freedom from any injurious effects.  Children take them readily.  See Ayer's Almanac for this year, just out.

A Remarkable Case - Mr. Walter Wheeler, of Washington Mills, Lawrence, Mass., for two years afflicted with varicose veins, accompanied by a troublesome eruption was completely cured after taking only eight bottles of Ayer's Sarsaparilla.

The iron bridge is slowly nearing completion.  The recent rise has impeded its progress to some extent, but notwithstanding this, it is confidently expected that it will be completed inside of six weeks, at the latest.  Mr. Sager has had many difficulties to contend with, and deserves great credit for his patience.

Rev. R. W. Hall filled his appointments in the Baptist church last Saturday and Sunday.  Right her in this connection, it would be well to say that money is being made up to buy a new bell for this church, and any contributions will be thankfully received by the committee which, we believe, is composed of Mesdames Scarborough and Cannon and Miss Maggie Carlisle.

It will be seen by a notice in another column that quite an important business change taken place in our town last Monday, - that of the co-parternship of the Cohn brothers in the mercantile business.  Mr. Louis Cohn, during the six or eight years that he has been established here, has built up a flourish business, and up to the time that the co partnership was effected, had bought 825 bales of cotton this season.  He possesses indomitable courage, and this has been the key to his great success.  The young men composing the new firm are all well and favorable known to our people and we with them the greatest prosperity.


John Butler, wit: Nelson Buckley, Joe Mikell, David Waller, Ben Longino, all of Silver Creek

Anthony Givens, wit: B. Mixon, John Reed, J. J. Renfroe, Alexander Smith, all of Monticello

James W. Griffith, wit: A. Blackwell, E. L. Lee, Arthur Davis, J. S. Blackwell, all of Monticello

Owen G. Griffith, wit: Dennis Crane, J. T. Griffith, O. F. Wilson, John King, all of Fair River

February 5 1891

Read the land sale in another column.

Mr. A. W. Cooper is quite ill this week with the measles.

Mr. J. D. Carlisle visited Wesson and Jackson last week

The public road of said to be in a terrible condition now.

Clark's O. N. T. spool thread man was in town last Tuesday with his samples.

Mr. Reiss, representing Katz and Barnett of New Orleans was in the city yesterday.

We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. Doc Eivers, which occurred last Thursday night.

The program of the teachers Institute in another column is quite important to teachers.

Captain Dave Womack, the well-known and universally liked tobacco drummer struck our town last week.

The river is booming, but has been on a stand ever since Sunday, with a downward tendency yesterday.

We are glad to know that Mr. Robert Steen, who is been quite dangerously ill with pneumonia, is improving.

The weather has again turned off cold, but all of last week it was disagreeable enough. You had to carry an umbrella everywhere you went.

Dr. Buford Larkin, a of Oakville, who has been in New Orleans for the past month recuperating, passed through town this week en route home.

Dr. Dune Butler was down to see his old Lawrence County friends last week. We are indebted to him for a pleasant call.

If the lady at the lecture the other night only knew how nicely Hall's Hair Renewer would remove dandruff and improve the hair she would buy a bottle.

Attention is called to the notice of the dissolution of co partnership of Elliott & May Bros in another column.  All parties are well and favorably known to our people.

The steamer S. R. Poitevent landed at our wharf last Saturday night with a good freight for Mr. Louis Cohn and Brothers. This was the Poitevent's first trip of the river. Capt. Boardman, an old river man, is master and Mr. Lark Wellborn, one of our county boys is clerk.

We stated in our last issue that the stock of H. S. Scherek would probably be sold out were was, but things have come to a focus sooner than we expected Mr. A. Scherek came out from Brookhaven last week and has been busy ever since packing up the goods and sending them out to the railroad. We regret to lose Mr. Scherek and family from our town.

Mr. Partridge Sager, Whitehead and Hegsbury left yesterday morning for Ohio. It will thus be seen that operations have temporarily been suspended on the iron bridge. This on account of the extreme high water, and of the probability of it's remaining up for some time. Mr. Sager tells us that the bridge can positively be finished in three weeks' time, and that work will be resumed just as soon as the stage of the water will admit of it's being pushed safely.

Tax-Collector's Sale

By virtue of authority vested in me as Sheriff and Tax-Collector of Lawrence county, I will on Monday the 2d day of March, 1891, if the taxes shall remain unpad, proceed to seel to the highest bidder for cash, the land, or so much and such parts of the lands of each delinquent tax payer as will pay the amount of taxes due by him and all cost, said lands described as follows:

E. Crane, H. B. Williams, H. R. Sawyer, A. E. Randle, Jones & Mitchell, Robert S. Gray, J. W. Chase, Jas S. Leach, A. H. Longino, W. W. Fox.


Allen D. Blackman, wit: L. D. Langston, W. D. Fortinberry, J. T. Armstrong, J. M. Smith, all of Silver Creek.

The bridge across Fair River, on the Beauregard road, was washed away last week by heavy rains. Is a notable fact, that a bridge at this place cost the county more money than any at the other place, with one exception; we perhaps would not express the sentiments of the people, but we're just exactly in favor of putting iron bridges in the places of those that are constantly washed away. It's the cheapest in the and, as reason will teach

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