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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah                                SUMBMS WEST SHOT Tho From Orkneys to the Shetlands the SPANISH MANSERS WRECKED THERE Held as Slaves and to Spin with the Old Piotiflh MaidenK eral Kcfiort to the Harbor Shetland Oct 17 1860 Jri crossing from the Orkneys to the Shetland Islands a distance of perhaps TOO miles from Kirk wall tho capital of tho former to Lerwick tho capital of the latter It is possible for tho traveler to uncoil n tho fiercest ocean tides and tho roughest waters known to any seas The perilous tideway is called the Roost rtrM tiderace of Sum burgh and the waters sweep through it with iocrodible veludty One who has known the roughest passage from Dover to Calais across tho English Channel will remember that experience as a gen tle sail alter tumbling about in the ourn btirtfh Koost and particularly that por tion nearest tho southern headlands or Shetland known as the shot of Sumburgh Your steamer in the pas sage suili almost wiUiin hailing distance ofloins JUalr Isle standing midway be tween the Orkneys and Shetland and its natives invariably intercept passing vessels in their curious frail eager for nuvvspapern and any scrap of knowledge oC the outnide world Fair Isle was the Fridaroy of tho Orkneyinga Saga It and one or two of the Orkney group still retain tho name of tho Faroe or Shoop Inlands No spot in all those northern sous receives such lashing and beatings from tho Atlantic and its 2r0 souls are novor free from tho shrieking of fleafowl or tho howlings of the deep Tho island lias no lighthouse and lias been the scene of iniiny a terrible shipwreck Jn El Gran a warship of tho great Spanish Armada commanded by Juan Medina went to pieces in Sivars Gio on its desolate shores Eightysix souls perished Two hun dred reached land many of whom died of starvation Others were thrown from the dins by tho perturbed natives who belioveri that the crew of El Gran Grifori been arm I of destroy them Those death by sea starvation and murder finally secured toleration and a sort of friendship which had air ions results The Spanish sailors be came until they were rescued from the island dependents and slaves Seeking the good will of thoir Karoose masters the Spaniards spun yarn wove at hand looms and knit Jor tho women That WHS nearly three anl ft half centuries ago but the very patterns in stockings gloves capes and jersoys for which the Faroe Islands are today famous wore then taught them by thn shipwrecked crew of frail iirifon they are identical vvilh those now wornby the Pescadores of Kanelona and Spanish southern ports is even said that Murillo who gave the Uuivro in Paris its Madonna pain Led similar patterns upon a sltawi in his of Flower Girl now seen in the ihilwich Gallery London stMunuon If one can keep good sealogs under him the approach to Shetland is intrvr and exciting Your steamer bounds lurches and pounds through tremendous seas ani a strange trem bling of thn strongest vessel is always iolt as the unseen forces of the tideway contend for mastery Straight before you is tho souMiennost Shetland sea nose tho grim of Sumburgh Head crowned by n noblo lighthouse the tirst ever in Shetland built by Uobort Stevenson tho enfiat Scottish engineer hi 1S20 Around to the west its base white for an hundred foot high with the spumo of the sea and its highest peak as white with ftrlftina mists rises upwards of 1000 feet wild Fitful Head the legendary home of Scotts Norna the Keiiukeimer as dark forbidding and fearful a spot as ovor human oyos hioked upon To tho cast here and thoro feathery lines of smoke on the toll of tho going ami coming of Gorman Ocean tramp steamers or traders of the Baltic Unit Nearer in tho foreground like soafowl resting upon wator while sunning thoir uplifted wings tho sails of count less Dutch and horringbussos Then Groat Lambhoga Mead and tho Wane of Skrwsbtirg aro swiftly passed alongside Mousa Island tho weird 1ietish broch or towor of Mousa is seen old sentinel of the wraiths of ancient Norse hosts crown ing the desolate moorland landscape In a half hour more you are passing through the noblo southern ontranco to lroasay Sound a western arm of which forms tho capacious harbor of Lorwick There is no liner anchorage iu the world Manya timo a century or so ago 2000 Dutch herringbusses with hun of other curious Oread can Ice landic and Baltic craft might have boon weou witliin tho Sound at one time Picturesquo headlands reach out fttui around from tho north and south from wostorn or mainland crescent shore while on tho oast splendid island of TKrwisay high and grand in places forms a circling eastern seawall to guard tho Sound and harbor from tho tempests of tho Gorman Ocean A MATDKXS TJOMAIX Bressay Sound was tho Hreithoyjar suivd or of tho tho Buss of tho Am here that King Hakon carno with Jvia wonderful fleet of 200 galleys when on his disastrous ex pedition terminating hr the battle of Larss Our own roUoiibtablo Paul lories capi tal of tho Hut heran away ajJHin Huridreds of Shetland Knati apromontory got V betriervtew of the Yan kee Thqy allwore red petti coats Tlve heroof and tobe tho red uniforms of a largo garrison of King would almost fancy your vessel had by some trick of navigation entered a port of the Netherlands If theleve and and dikes and weird old windmills of Holland could be behind Berwick for a bacKgrdiufd Jtlife Dutch picture would bo complete It 1s only 350 to 300 years old but it looks vastly oldor and wriggles and twists along its crscent shore Jn the quaintest archi tectural composites Jt is tho northern most town In Groat and derives its name as well as that of its lovely bay from tho Norse Her clay and a bay or harbor It has a population of souls doubled every year during the herring and tourist season but ono feels that the life and activity that bustle in the little place aro wholly new or at least different from that of the old northern seakings who made tho port their haven of piracies and for orgy revel and feast If rehabilitate the people takeaway the emblems of British rnJo from up there about Fort Charlotte built by Cromwell where the Coast Guard are and fill again the harbor and pier with Dutch herring iMissK8 and ample broached traders every nook corner and cranny would have its Amsterdam llavor and Rem brandt effects Indeed tho mark of those sturdy old fishers and traders upon Lerwick is so universal that one comes to resent its present occupancy by another race oven though its people ire hospitable as the Irish stolid and energetic as the English and thirfty and amiy Aberdeen is another remarkable composite AN OLD ItUUOlI Architecturally Lerwick is as odd a town as you will Hnd in all Europe It is built on the face of a brae and tho mornliiK sun when it gets around far fiuough north to shine at ail in this region looks over Bressay Island and peers squarely into its rough old face Jumble upon jumble it straggles around to tho southeast andnortheast for a good mile iu all manner of curious groups and piles just as though upon a time it had been leisurely built on the edge of the hill above and then the hill had gently shook itself and everything had quietly slid down its side and finally got comfortably settled fronts rears and gables all inextricably yet satis factorily askew One recalls Grays de scription of Kendal They houses seem as though they hart been dancing a country dance and were but They stood back to back corner to corner some up hill some But Lerwick is deliciously more It is up hill down hill and all around itself Yet there is some little method hi it all For it is all alongshore and all upon over under and near a delightfully crooked and shadowy thorough farefollowing tho viigarona sinuosities of the shore and a modern street or road that at last was beaten along the top of the hill where Lho more pretentious un interesting new town lies Connecting these two thoroughfares are numerous lanos from throe to seven feet wide at an angle of 35 These with no end o1 still narrower and closes gives ono a longing fora game of hido and recall a few of the shadowy old ways at Mayencn on the Rhine and the weird sunless silent avenues of Old Town in Algiers Odder than all else aro tho old houses now reaching to the waters edge and in former limes standing out into and above tho wator Tho ancient burghers could not only fish out of thoir back windows but some houses were so con that a yawlload of smuggled goods could In case of pursuit shot into convenient openings and the latter as instantly closed Numbers of build ings haJ secret apartments and yon may fnul structures at somo distance from tie shore to which spacious sub terranean passages lead from tho bay The simple Dutch traders of those olden times know how to fear God and thrive IXTKKKSTINtt SIG UTS Two of tho most interesting Chough somewhat growsome objects of interest in tho little islands aro the Plctlsh tower of Mousa and fitful Head of both of which you have caught gjimpsos from your steamer Tho Shetland Mainland in its general conforraation extends north and south in anarrow strip of land about 70 miles long and from three to live miles wide with an arm perhaps twelve miles long extending westward from its center something In tho form of a Greek cross with its eastern arm lopped ofT Lorwick and harbor aro located where tho eastern arm would fit into tho socket and about midway from Lorwick to Sumburgh Mead tho islands southern extremity on the eastern coast is tho island of Mousa A good walker can journey from Lerwick to Fitful Lleacl opposite Sumburgh Head seeing Ihe tower of Mousa on the way and return in one day thus inspecting the southern nearly onehalf of Shetland and yet never stand on a single spot where either tho Gorman or Atlantic ocean aro not visible AX ricTtsn TOWER Tho road to Mousa and Fitful Head traverses the township of Fladdabister whero you will find nearly all tho poerio or little lords who own their lands in freehold and sulk and strut in poverty and in prick of pure Norse descent now remaining in Shetland A boat must bo hired at Sancllodgo seat of tho Shetland Unices to cross the sound to tho utterly drearyinlandof Mousa Tho broch or tower stands at tho south west corner of tho island and is remark able from an antiquarian standpoint in being the largest and finest example of the olden Pletish defense now remaining in Europe They are very numerous in northern and the Orkneys and Shetland Anderson gives 7j in Caithness 70 in the Orkneys 10 for Suthorlundshire and 75in Shet land Tho Mousa tower has tho appearance of a gray ragged and gigantic dicebox of uncemonted stones like the great Dun on the Irish A ran Islands is about 160 foot in circumference and it is still fully 40 feet high The walls which are about is foot thick are really double or rather consist of two concentric circles of stone five feet thick with an inter vening space of equal width This space chambered by the iloor of one tier answer for theceiling of the nextOue bolow lightand air only fronvtlio open interior CLoniainedall tho barrack accommoda tion the v hardy knew how or to screwlike stone the inner the tower the tiny stouo floor are three large 15 i 4lwv tih AT of the Norsemen on account of the luster of Us slate formation Its high est eras rises fully 1000 f cot above tho sea but the legendary habitation of Norna a bold almost detached elm lifting its seafront into a point as sharp as a churchspire is not more than threofourlhs that elevation It accessible after a rough scramble and its sides are the haunts of myriads of seafowl Horrible indeed must be the spot in time of storm But when I bad accomplished tho task of scaling it bights nature seemed asleep and dream ing peacefully Away down the sea was as a Highland loch From the higher headland tho whole of Shet land could be seen with a moor hillock valley glen a land with out forests split and serrated by the ceaseless gnawings of the sea Tremen dous precipices rose everywhere Lochs and tarns showed without copse or ver dure Shadowy hollyers cut the sea walls where tho tide is ever at ebb or flow Here a fishing station there a dreary hamlet Yonder a gravelly beach with lishcurers and their sodden toil beyond a weird gio with a herd of seals turning their shinning sides to tho low red sun Over all a filmy dreamy tender presence for in the brief days before the dark long winter sets in it is peerie summer in the Shetland Literary Bow York lionizing the Au thor of The WHO MRS BURTON HARRISON IS Isles ges to even aivd a herring with tho Geor kipper as fast his ships sails could carry liinv to theSol way hlire IfCXal led an at torn pt to her good EarloFScllcirkV inHKirkcud brightshire The is perhaps acres It has a population 1000 souls All tho acres and people are the property of a very pleasant and marriageable lady Miss Cameron Mouat who lives in high state and dudgeon because of of Shot land and tho incoming of tourists at her quaint old of Gar die which lifts itsjhugo chimneys and gables exactly opposite the harbor and city of Facing old Lerwick from a steamers deck or from Bressay Island opposite Of Royal Descent and of Splendid FamilyHarold Frederics Success Gladstones Latest Attention to an American AuthorThe Un wieldy Holiday Gift Boole a Thing of the Healthy Demand for Standard Book as Literary Pur loin Busy Good Showing of Literary Activity feet long 10 feet the space eween square storageholes or jiNIousa THK NEW YOltlC nfiRAMStv The effort to boom Editor Charles A Puna of the Sun for the Sonatorship aUraots through out fchc countryOlmrlos A born in New in He studied at Harvard for two yoars but an afleofcion ot the eyes compelled his rotirument Ho was ono of the members of the Brook Farm socialistic community near Boston and was one of the editors of the Ectrljingcf a journal advocating the ideas of Fanner In became a writer on tho Now York and was correspondent of that journal in Kranco during the revolution of Tiofcu rning toNew York he botiaiue thw first assistant or managing editor of tlui Tribune which position ho Hlluo until abouttho close of 1801 whtm UIG On to Hiohmond editorial iminodiatuly followed by the disastrous defeat of tho Union forces at RullTvnn lorl to snob disagreement with Horace Grooley the editor of tho paper that Dana was compelled to resign He was not long afterwards appointed Assistant Secretary of War After the war ho became the editor of a new Republican paper In Ohlcago but tho enterprise was ful Returning to Now York lie became one of a company to purchase the Nun He was oliostMi chief editor which position ho still retains his work as a journalist he 1ms edited a Household Book of Poetry and in connection with George liiploy has been tho editor of Applotons Now American Cyclopaedia i Among1 the Husbands People Thoyoung wife who loaves her own family in a measure that is in its close daily life and outers largaly as she needs do into the life and circum stances of another family will do well for herself if sho take with her the de termination to love and be loved there It is an illadviser who cautions hcrto stand upon her rights and to let the others observe in tho beginning that there is to bo no interference It is time enough to resent interference if it is of tho unwarrantable sort when it comes To go bristling all over with arms and armor is to invite attack any where She too that sometimes parents have a right to in terfere Even if theinterference comes at last even if it be illjudged she will do better to meet it gently than to repel it forcibly Who will be wise to look at the possibilities future too and to see the folly of weakening any of tho anchorage as one may say of her hus bands life to see tho bettor part of in creasing his love and foalty to his own people to appreciate the help they will always be eager to give her in strength ening the good and in repressing that which is not so good the restraint they will be in case of need thewall of sup port to all of her And even jf she never require any help of this sort and the a pro should convince herselfthat her husbands people before any thing else is said a right to her affec tion They are the ones of whose flesh and blood of whose life and manners of whose thought and principles was born that which is most precious of all tho universe to her they cannot be quite unworthy of some portion of that which their son evokes Sometimes she will find these good people aching for her love and whether they are so eager as that or not if she only gave it to them with a quick and tender heart taking theirs for granted whatever are her imperfec tions they will be forgiven whatever are her excellences they will be exalted and sho will make for herself and for her husband a happiness far exceeding that to be had by any other Harpers How She Would Raise Her Girls Two young girls chatting One had been tolling of the loveliest time she had had at a ball Why werent you there she said Because inamraa would not let me go And I think it is too bad 1 am eighteen yoars old and I never go any where Mamma must think I dont know enough to behave myself She hasnt any iuea of it but I am really better when I am out than when I am at home I am proud of the fact that I am trusted enough to go out without the head of the family and I act enough sight better than my oldest sister does She goes all of the time and is going to be married in January I tell you what it is if I ever get married and have a girl own I will know just how to bring her up She shall go out and have a good time and know how to take yea along pages re aong orgies tragedies known within this aKciwvt tower and we can easily other uses it was held in high repute 1000 yoars ago lovers of noble as a sort of impregnable Grotna Green Many a Norse Viking has besieged the sturdy place in vain for daughter or sweetheart who has found protection a husband and honeymoon within its old walls By f potpath the mpprlaud wastes ifc is but about seven miles to Fitful Head It is the White Mountain care of herself I will let her trusther and I will teach her how rto know the difference between right and wrong Mamma dont know u but tho places she it 11 all light and safe for me to go are just as full nf tempta tions as the places she wont allow mo to go Tho only way for a mother to do is to teach a girl how to take care of her self iud then trust her and let her have a good time A gnl his got to have a good time and I do get discouraged I sometimes think I will raairy tho hrst fellow that asks me just to get away from i There was a suspicion of tears in jher eyes Somehow I felt that a ser mon had been expressed her disappointmentm not having attended Herald 3S90 by the Bok Syndicate Press New COBBBSrONDENCB NEW YORK Dec 15 1SOO Literary New York is lionizing the author The and few women are better able to bear the honor than is Mrs Burton Harrison For years Mrs Jlarrison has been ono of the leaders in New loader too of one of the best and most exclusive Now Yorkers have always thought her clever now they know it and everybody istrying to outdo the other in paying her social attentions Offers from editors and publishers lock in upon her but Mrs Harrison combines wisdom with clever ness She knows the danger of writing too much and she will wisely rest on her oars a little THE AUTITOIt OF TJTB The hand that wrote The Anglo maniacs belongs to one of the most popular women in New York Mrs Har bison is not pretty but she has that rare chic and grace of manner which is more potent than beauty Her hair is of that auburn shade over which women rave She is very quick and her eyes fairly dance with restlessness As a dresser Mrs Harrison combines richness with simplicity Her homo is filled with ibricabrac and she is ono of the best experts in homo decoration in New York She is of Virginia birth of Fair fax connection tracing her ancestry back to the Voro do Veres of blue She was a Miss Gary before mar riage and those who know anything of Virginia families know of the Carys and the Fairfaxes Her brother is Clarence Gary one of the most prosperous lawyers in New York who married one of the daughters ol1 HowardTottor tho banker Mrs Harrisons husband is a handsome darkhaired man splendidly built a lawyer of extensive practice and who before the war was private secretary to Jefferson Davis A nd thus whether one regards Mrs Harrisons personality her family or her connections she stands in asocial position equalled bur few women in Now York to re ceive the honors which have come to her and aro destined to be showered upon her this winter AYOUNG AUTHORSSUCOKSS I saw a private rotter a few days ago from one of the in Eng land which said thai Mr Gladstone was reading Harold Frederics latest novel in the and that the great statesman purposedwriting a review of it said the letter did I find the G 0 M during tho hottest part of the Midlothian campaign when everybody was excited calmly undis turbed and as serene as a child deep In the I question whether there is a young authortoday with a brighter future before him than Harold Frederic Ho has shown that he is clever by his three published novels and there is far more in reserve than has been given Mr Frederic is now in this country on a leave of absence from his newspaper has received a continual succession of dinners Mr Howells has entertained him and is one of his strongest admirers I met Mr Frederic last week at the bouse of a friend and I think he fulfils every ex pectation one may set for him is I should judge about 35 powerfully built with a frank handsome face which in spires friendship and confidence at once Ho is a splendid conversationalist is well read and has a sturdiness about him that at once suggests the maw of of brain and mental power In London he is very popular being secretary of the Savage Club and a close friend of tho foremost men and women in the kingdom TJIE GIFTBOOK Said a wellported bookman to me i the other day The day of the large illustrated Christmas giftbook is rapidly passing away they grow fewer in num ber every year The cause of this is twofold In the first place the public is realizing that or is badly in vested in a great nnwieldly table book with nothing in it but pictures the in terest of which is but tempory By go ing into a prominent bookstore shortly before the holidays and turning over the leaves of these books on display there thepnblic can usually get all the satis faction it wants out of the illustrations and that is all the pleasure the books afford Again the publishers have found by experience that Christmas gift books form very precarious stock If not sold during the two months preced ing the holidays they are apt to be a dead loss After Christmas has passed tho large holiday giftbooks are as dead and stale as mistletoe in July And the worst of it is that cannot be on the follow ing Christmas The public will scarcely look at our holiday books The result is that the publishers are beginning to issue in the place of these large books handsome editions of standard popular works or handsome new books of stan dard value the year round so that the sale will remain constant and will not cease with the holidays Of several leading publishing houses this year not one hasa large illustrated giftbook on its list Their publications are all of standard value and and are published at this time not be cause of any special holiday character of the books but to take ad vantage of the fact that the money more freely during the month previous to the holidaysthan at otherseasonsyrf the iny friend spoke the truth HOLIDAY BOOK THIEyES Just before Christmas of last year I was riding on a Broadway cir when a commotion took place on the rear plat form The car had stopped and richly dressed and fashionable looking woman was about no get Two who had been following closely seized her by the arm just as foot was oil the platform and called to the conductor Go ahead1 we will take Charge of her She is She was hustled some what mdely back to the sidewalk where a crowd quickly I supposed ot course that sho had been robbing a jewelry store or some other sinmar establishment J leftthe car only to find when on the walk that the womans spoil consisted of books Several hand somely bound volumes were found con cealed in the folds of her cloak and pockets A short time afterwards I re lated this experience to one of Mia head salesmen in a large retail bookstore He expressed no surprise Ii is not an uncommon he said especially at the Christmas season of the year when handsome holi day stock is exposed to view We have to keep a sharp outlook these days Our salesmen alone cannot sufficiently guard our stock so we occasionally employ outside help Tfiere is an apparently inoffensive man not far from you at this moment who seems to be looking over our books but who is in reality watch ing new customers sharply But do you often find women en gaged in this sort of theft5 1 asked he answered and wo very seldom find allaround professional thieves at it you seo books are hard to carry away hard to dispose of and bring very small remuneration for the risk incurred The same skill on the part of a thief would win him a Si000 diamond bracelet so they leave us alone but we sutler from a special class of thieves queer cranks who have a mania for handsome books and potty thieves who think they may be waiihed loss closely in a bookstore than elsewhere They work in a curious manner some times On P man aumpted to steal a handsome set from us by calling several times during the same afternoon and taking a volmne at a time Ho was caught just as hewus carrying out the last volume By the way speaking of strange freaks of book thieving the librarian of a prominent university re cently told rue that there were more books stolen from the theological alcove of his library during a year than from any other section It is strange this general looseness of morals con the appropriation of TWENTY BUSY The closing portion of a year is gener ally the busiest for tho time when desire is strong to finish out standing contracts hence tho coterie of American authors is a busy body of mon and women Richard Watson Gilder for example is collecting his poems for another vol ume of verse Rebecca Harding Davis is hard at work writing a new novel taking only sufficient time from her work to feel proud of the literary success of her son Richard Harding Davis George William Curtis besides attend ing to his regular editorial work is reading the proofs of a volume of his oratious and addresses Dr Edward Eggleston has turned aside for the present from writing boys stories to his History of Life in the United upon which he has al ready spent nearly ton years of labor oil and on Octave Thanet is aa busy as she is bright with more literary contracts on hand almost than sho can fill John Fiske is daily bending over a new historical time treating of the discovery and Spanish occupation of America Clinton of the promising of the younger school of poets will soon issue a book Under Summer Skies his published papers of foreign travel and also a new book of recent verse Relieved from editorial duties Thomas Bailey Aldrich has got down to work out several things which have been in his mind for some time past principally a number of short stories Frank Dempster Sherman ever tune ful in his verse is collecting his chil drens poems for a book and is also busy making two college textbooks Thomas Nelson Page fresh from Europe is brimful of work having no less than three ambitious books in mind and a number of short stories The books will be a life of Thomas Nelson a volume on The Southern Civilization and a book on Europe in Sunshine and one as promising as the other Julian Hawthorne besides a number or special articles for a newspaper syndi cate will finish two books one a history of Oregon the other a book for schools Lucy Larcom is writing her Remin Joel Chandler Harris inengaged on a boys story of Southernlife before the Prof John Bach McMaster flits be tween Philadelphia and New York pre paring tho third volume of bis His tory of thePeople of the United to be brought out in tho spring Thomas A Janvier will give his public a new romance of the order of The The popular military novelist Captain King is putting the finishing touches to anew From I K E Marvel soon have two more the character of his English Lands Letters and Louise Chandler Moulton will edit a volume of the poems of Philip Bourke Miirston of foreign lands as seen by the author Susan Coolidges nextstory will oe a threepart novelette to be published first serially in one of the magazines Mary E Wilkins is reading the proofs of a new collection of hor short stories shortly to be brought out by the Har pers And yet there aro some people who say that our American authors are not someone but what kind of work does it mean The best my friend the very best for that is the only kind of work which come from the authors I have mentioned W BOTC c System The only Hn HOTOTAIIT DIVISION Missouri Rtver New Time Card In HfTect November SCtth 1SOO Will Arriro an3 Salt LaVa Limited Fast M ail fr A n it i v K Ivuisas City Denver Mid ints Oiy ami p M Loins Kansas City Denver Ported hue Tniiii from Terminus Tooo except Sunday each DnBPriG6 Keeps a Full Line of And Gents Furnishing Goods BOOTS HATS TBUWCS VA1I3E3 We srBvzn misrepresent We guarantee satisfaction We ara JTEVEB undersold and We have ONLY ont PRICB Orders by mail will attention MAIN STKBET Two doors south of A TO ORDER AND UPWARD TO ORDER AND UPWARD GABELS F KESSEGWG Maaasrwr C S MISLLEST Gen Wholesale Grocers Salt Lake City TTtaK 8 aad 20 Second South Stieet Second South headiT and AdTertislng ea Color BtdffM EastriveC IDAKHA WATER V MMITISEZYAOKCO IAKE1NA VKULTA C1G AGENTS FOR ALF FACTORY JAPAN TEA I KEY WEST IDOMESTIO Control tho Celebrated of WH FTR 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