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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. FEKRriVRY ll, 1000.
ARE SCHOOL CHILDREN "PUSHED" TO DEATH?
Teachers, Her Father and the Attending Physician Discuss the Case of Maude Rilters-
kamp, Schoolroom Work and Its bltects.
iktitttes ynn tjie sc::d t rxrrai.ia
A little sir!, 13 j car of ac died a:
ti.o expiration (fa day's Illness. Her
name was Maudo Kitterskarnp, and hUe
was u I Hsu hi-liool pupii. The last
words that .l.c spoke it- those of a.
Latin quotat on. learned at si hiiol.
Tlio doctor h attended the little girl
eald that her death was due to cense-'
pupils less than thev can do-to so liy out
1he'r -work th.it ttf- ran do ! wl'ht.'it n
any wav ov.rtcxinj; their min Is o- IhmIIi
It mis- bo that in sunn tns the work
Is too hoaw for fie pupil. I -t If i. It I
because h pupil Is mn It Ih1ov the stand
ard of 'ha avarice pupil I do not mean
that tho mentality 1s lower, but that tho
phvI.ai condition Is lower, ami that the
child Is r.ot fitted for tho work that nine
Imrdrcd and ntro ty-nlne out of ncry thou-
Hon of the 1-raln. and lie thlnLs that I 'an'1 othr 'J '' V lwt
Ihmwhuib ej;-ier meir nones or uirir
, to-iins inirlne tho entire 'htrtv-mo years
overfitiirjy. ovi-rworry and overexertion
all the result of her school duties may
have prodisp-1' 1 cw" JO au disease.
J'bTS Iioitll ih.mii: o-s
i'Aitnvis 'iiiw i 'i i:cu iiits.
Tho death, n-fl the opinion of tho doc
tor, havo b-.iu,; t ferw Td aga'a that old
Question of w'Ttl.r the rvn aid wnnien
who havo chanse of the public s'hools do
rot attach ro much aaluo. to tno Intel
lectual develnment of tho little one c under
their control, and not enough to their phy3
of nn experience as a leather I have never
known a. case wh.-ro death whs da- to
overwork af tho result of school duties, un
less tho case of Maudt Ititterskamp ts one.
"I Co cot think the.o is any plausibility
in a surflrestlon that tho school work for
Iwis .-nd for girls should bo different In its
d.cree of heaviness. As a rule, the Kirls
Ftu.lv harder nnd work harder than tl
boy-, do. That Is not lwj It i3 neces
sary for them to do so lr order to keep tip
v.lth th bore, but lo-o it j., the nature
of tho jrlrl or the nnann to maheVn-attr
enorrs in attemptlnp; to arrive at
I'rofesor F. Louis Soldan the head of tho than for the man or the boy Cirl, ,,
oer their studies more :hn N.js do. thov
HU'lv tliemlv.s more cb.selj. and th
public school srsrteci of St. Iocls. says tht
they do not: and !: further cays tint if at
ry time there is cverMody b7 a rapil. tho
rhnnces ore that it Is the fault of the
child's parents, and not of tho child's
facher. He declares that there l no craat
mlnp; in the public sch. !... and thii tho
work requlrel of tho pupl's K much less
than tho laiiltnum of tl ability of a
fc-nlth child. This is what rrof'-ssor Soldan
"Tho tendencv of all modem school sys
tems is to reiuco and even t cllmlnata
hom9 study for tho children, and especially
for tho children of tho lower grales. In
doinff tills, tho teicherj liavo nvt with
tteady opposition from the parent. They
want their cMMrcn to "get along in school";
they want them to learn cs much of their
books ns tl ey can lo made to lean. Put
tho tea.-hers havo gradually caTtcl their
point, nrtil m- thtro N very Uttlo study
ct home, and In th.- lower grades there Is
practically rone; what therm 1. is la viola
tion of ti.o lnstr-icl.n from, tho toachi-r.
"I was not "iaude Itltterskamp's p'uil
. clan, ard am nft e ip".Mo of avire; wh fier
to disease w!i h ciusud Vr iVath wis
dui to oer-.tu !v 1 i.t I w'l i ti it if
fich iras Co ci ie, P Vll? " ". ly -n t x
cptlonal cao. Tho vholo p'an cf the 7 .
llo school sjstem of St. Louis is to lo tho
.-.me more . x.lt. d as the time for r in:
luatinn draws n.ar r.ut no change 111 t.
tmi of educ.iMon wall . nue a chatice l-i
these facts. Gnls tudy and worry and aj
tlv th. m;.'Ive-, ju-"- as eln.lv In ecplic
lv female Frhx.Is as thtj do in mie,l
schools, and the . rious eff.rts upon ti-ir
he.tlth are at I. a-t as freq-i,.-t. No sen
sible school t.jc.Vr will require a pirl
or. in fact, any pupil to overtax l.trself.
Oaa of tho principal duties of tho principal
of a school-and In fact of all the teacho:.
Is to keep a close watih on tho health of
the pupils, and in the event that he tin Is
that they, or any of them, appear b Ik'
dull and tired, it I bis duty to at nco
asortain and nun 'v th cause. This
causo m.iy be tro much work at th partic
ular time for a partb ular pupil a condition
that may bo created bj tho temporary state
of health of tho pupil. It may 1 that the
cause fs poor ventilation. It may lie the
weather, it may bo any one of a thojsand
nrd ono thine, or a combination of several
thinrs V ha .cr It K it 1 the dun of
t' prn. ; ll .111 1 th. tfachers under him
t i- .i ' a. h 1 r..rr.vt It as fir jus
poiM.x. T 1 l ty is performe.1 la et-Ty
nabhc s. h ml in St. Irfiuls etrry day. ""hil
dra nro sent home, or excused from
sMulles rr .a'.Ii.uoil to tn'j.s re Italians, or
ulli.r nui.dl.s nr. aj.p.i. 1.
"t. T th. rtiuhe of 'lau.le Itlltcr'
kamp - .! ith. the Utt-s of th llltt.- clrl v.is
er much ncr.ttt-d 1 h r t.ihrs and
Ml.. pupils rn.m all I ...n la-n "f h'r.
she was . ry bright and ambitious. and w is
In Ihf IIIkIi fshixil tnurh earlier th n it is
usual fr clilldren to 'tit. r She .itti ndtsi
the "hiries ?i-h.s.I until th clos. of the
seh ol j . ar of Pi'-0. and at the heglnniui;
of the l-o l!-) year ent.-r. 1 th- HlRh
ihieil How miii'li he iva.rrln! tiver hr
hTinli. s I do not krMiw. w can tm.r ex
a tl tt !! als.i.t tls thlnirs 1 do not
think that, as a rub-, ablldrn worrr to
anv t cr. at es'nt or thWr 'tudl.
not to an ext.'iit tint would unJ rinlne a
strong constitution Tliirr are .xcptlons
to the rule inrtaps. and 2Inud Kltp'rs
kanip nia iiae Iss n oie f th ptlons
HmtrtW. I do Il'd think til.lt th.- selll
that i in vostie In the pub!!-- schools of St.
I ouls can Justl lie bl.inim! with the un
derailninr "f th in. ntal or pios-'i-ai health
of an pupil "
fiti ii"i. ui.!. is i, run
i:itiiiis u 'ii:ciii:iis 'lit
1:1.1 11 1 a 1 1: iiomi: shim.
I'nniipil John S C.'hns of th. 1I..II
Srh.s.l. w 1- ill. 1 up in h S111 rtit.ndtnt
f.l!in to -.s-ifv to th. .ir. 1l.1t Is Kltn
to the h. Ith "f thf pupils In all of the
4 Ii.miN ami tUo to en.. furtNr details of
tie ifforts that liaie Is. n made ti di--rour.me
tie iM-tiin pr.ntl.-e of studying
at 1 orat In regard to th. question of
lualth. l'r..f.-s.-.ir villus sild pra. tte.illj
what urerlntendcnt Soldan 1. id mL in
rKird t.. lioni. study. h- iid
"Some fmr ars nao a dtt.rtnlned effort
was beBiin bj teachers In all th- district
vch.Hils of tile elf. to dlscourijje the pra
tiee of home Mudv Thl 1 fforr tint with
determinfsi opposlllon from tho pareti's.
To Illustrate the objections that wro
rals.d. I will rol ite that uism one o. caslon
a woman who had two children In my
fichool callisl on me. and wanted to know
why lur clilldren had been told that thev
rhoul I not stud at homo after sch.x.1
hours. I answind by nUIi!: her if lur
husband, after a iliv in the alike, brought
his ledgers bomo with 1.1m and put in three
or foi.r hours- work on them every nlcht.
Sh. admitted that he did no'
"TJ.n win " I asked. Vheull so r chil
dren, rau h weaker in Ud b rco.ulre.1 to
do what Is practlcalh the s-ime thln"
Thev have all to do In tho schoolroom thar
t!i j h u'.l be colleil up n o do in the wav j
of Ftudj IVhen thej pot h rro 'heir m'.rds
should lne a r.-s'. that tliv mav tho bet
ter i.ssimil ite ivhat ll.ev have karned. ..ml
tint I'm ina Ik- thorui;hIy r freshed
v. hrn th. v taKe up their udh s airaiu the
t xt d.lj '
" 'Pit' I want to keep the ehl'Irvn off of
the Mrots at lllnht.' bhe In'st, .
' 'ila.lain.- I t..bl her. 'it n .t the duty
of the scli.Nl ti x-li.r to do thit. It Is veir Sm. Ihres this ami I
dutv I would suKircst that If ti wonM jiar. nts and teai lurs I
1 taie jams to provble vuiir 1. Wren with Is winched if he falls, t
j rational sami.i to play. riJ. Interrsilrur r5s th it the uml'.tlon ..f 1
tlwm to think be should 11 k
as this ar- vvnwK. Thev , r
urn in nhi'h to train Ih. n 1
Th v r.me him to make . '
Ims.Ks t r-id rr smnelhinps th.it h-y could
tai'. alHiut and en. th.-y wuuhl not .ire
to do co mi tlie streets Ther. arc c. rtain
thlnics that the iaint tiit i.. after the
teieh. r has t.,ne all that he run il. ttot
if th r Is to take care of the 1 il.iren after
"This w is only oi.e of tnanv Instances.
Put-tits . in not understand hv their M1
Iien sliouhi inn be reHt lm:n- with a nnru
lnr of studies to prep.ire for th. next l.-ij.
t- lave b.11 ry siw"-. s-ft:( h ..nr. 1 1
'!L-. "Ulaclni; the prsi the of In nie stud;
It has 11 a. t e ill.- eras. jn n, lower
KT ides, and Is much fc 1 s now In th. raid lie
radi th i it used t" be. The w rk that
the rlilllr.u ln.- to d In the si hoid'ooni
U not of a nature cr a o,uam!tv t u' er
t is fi-n . ' lh-l- f 11 aliis, an dapiiRe In.
I- I ne t i'ir in iltli l ni--tud or
worrj is Oon 1 fter h.-l luus."
int. 1 i:ii)!M: ;;i 1 : isi:s
i:ri'nn is -jo pi sii pi i-ii.s
111 i:iai:ssit 1: .u'i'Mi vnov.
Inner I! : lmolii.. the .h.sI.in who
attitdid 3! Mi : lilt tt r-k imp Ix.ta j.r !..:i..
to .ltd durio hi r I i-t il'ti. . sijs lie s
eullllilil that in r l. iKX I Work .f the p lt
veir hid m u-ri.in d lier h d u iia.1 pre- j ha iltln 1 olid of lur age should !
cnslonn where there Is too t '1 pusl !n
uf rhlldr.n in school. T'.is ti f iult of
both the par nts and the t 1 in. 'rirtf
fornr.r ar. atnbltio-is to 1 .1 1 ;rn
ad inre Mh other hiidr 1 , 'i-r -f
ii rse. take a prld- 1 II 1 r . f t e
rhihrrin un.br thrlr tn't 1 n. . 1 i ,r , , .
lous to a Ian-o them ill : i r
11 1 irt
so h ti i' tl 1 1 J
m ik ,ri th ir 7
1 1 1 b iej. 3
ri 1 h " ' ks
I i'p rjp r
' . f 1 r' !'
r's th it ore
tmi irrat for his ment-l t 1 ,-lijsi.ai vi
tality, and in- r-fuit H disisif ,M, jt my
not prtdnts- do. th, but it n 1 a-rtst t id
im n'.tl procrss of the cMI I
' la mv p- ete I have se. 1 o-ary cases
rlrdlar t.. tl se of Manu It t'. r-i. in p
T! .v . re 11 I uraoBK pup'U ..' he S'
!. uls pui.Ii" sclxii.bi, bow. r Tl v ..'
n frU nt iir.Hiiii; pafilts of - ..it ' !i
a 1st v h r '
:ii!i: :TTi::isir ..n s
'ii:::ii :":!. titits 'isivr
vi 1 m 11:11 .Mir itii.i, in-::.
Ij uls II is.'t. r k .mp f .r
!tfitrsk fit o 1 ir hi I 1 r
i- r Ihkiv 1 .- 1 r ti ii-J . i ff
'"She was tudiiiis at d .1 1 1 11 " '
-.- . "lit b u.i!Kr s '.hi. I t arl r r
Wiirri.il tiei nmil. She litd - mn 'ilviti"
.it borne, bm not much. Sh. t .1 1 (."c it
.I'm st in !! the affair ' ' r m
pmaeis. 1 id r-.Tire-'l wi"i " ti is t
It I' It' T
I v ! er
iiispsM.i( h. r to a ill-eas. ,.; th. nature
tnat whi.ii c-ius.d her death
"I had policed for a ir or so that she
wis stud He and wrrlr too much." Iw
ild to a Sundij IMsiMIc man. and Imd
i.ilbsl the attention of i r parents to this
ftii t Tit aurtcj with me. and made ef
forts to cause th" Mild to redu. e her work.
Sic was too anil illo s to do so. however,
and eon'li led 1 er s- rrnol work with all Ikt
itMKj This prevented h r rveiiptratbrn,
ar.l so weak, m J her that when llluesj
came siie succmmled to it
"I do not place the blame upon the pub
lic s-chool sjstem. cx.epi ia a very K-neral
waj. I do not consider that teachers are
iiuv more to blame for .a rondltlo-i which
will ciu.se tIo unierml-iiiiK of the health oT
a 1 rlsht aml.Itlnus child a-. rrore thin
par. rl.s nre It 13 the child s imbltlon that
Is larcelj responsible fr I
"Then. too. I conldcr t'.at there are cc-
Ti xp. ! the Idea tha h. r ' 1 il ti w
un'i.rmli.d by tndy. it Is on'j n --if
to lifer to the marner In w1-1' h sh- p 1 t
her evening3. If slie had written .scr. iscs
to ilo. she walil do them, bu' he nv. r
liad enoush of this worfc to do to take up
an cntlr even.aK. If she had onlv oral
work, she wi:M stidy for a few roor.ents,
and tlifn discuss other matters with nem
iers cf the family Then she v.oId re
sume her 'tu iy. to interrupt It attain whrn
something ele outside of the book inter
est! 1 her Then she would play checktrs
or cards with the other children. During
the cvenl-ur she w uld act the part of tho
cress te-. h r. arl quiz her mother 01
i Ir Sv e'l this as a sr'-t. and tho
umi- It wi r a. I- a riT- f-r t'in a .a -m.
"'of ' a- 1 "' or', r rreTibcrs -"f
' f" VIS ff-.ll l-'O W'tT Z'3t I
ni' Afi r f-it 1 e ".cu'l irforra her
mncrt' at it w ".me f-r "it slc. anl
ssssKHt &- -- "kssssH
PbataaK Int .. i si', " 'tjdLB
SbsssssHf? "'' i - ' at- - T Him
iK- Z-J?h Silsssssl
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ssssssILbss tl I' LnS3rllslssllE
tlfcKaMLTaLv"asr"iWaTaTaTaTarJ"KyTvW. " -qFe " bbTbTbII
,' MAUDE EITTERPKA1IE.
all of us w.in'l j to th piano, where wo
would rimr and play.
There was never anv ovcrsiu3y. The
ony thlmr tljt approached it was durlrs
her last jear at Charles Fchrol. Tlieti
she did work very hard, but since sbe en-tfn-1
the Ush School her work has been
lfsht. She c.ftrr: told rao that sho did not
know- what he could do to fill up ail the
stmlr hours In sch.ol. 'They do not keep
mo bu-y." she said As f ber r-neral
health. h" had ca'ned seven pounds sIto
the !.- tr of wlt.ter. .1 I was In no
"She 'I'd -- w--r, I wl I state that posi
tively. P.ru thlrk tvat a clrl wb wor
ries ar.fl fre's ovr her st-.lies woi.lJ mak '
a dress fcr ber yourrr?r t istr"s dell on tha
mornin? before Fhe went to fret tha report
of her t lamination? That Is what 3Iaudo
did I'riday morninK of last week, and she
was In the cavest spirits rosslblo. Thero
vtas certainly r.o'hinrr in the. report tcaus
her to worry: for the report was a very
trrdltalilrs one. The lowest natlc sho had
was several ints o-.cr C2.
"I resret verj- much that an eCort should
be made to make it appear that orerstudy.
cither at hool cr at home was ia arv
way the rau'i e tho dear girl's death. It
Is wholly th o-iii-K t say thit it was.
Thero was absolutely r.othlrff ia her health.
or method3 cf stvly to tear oat saca a.
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Take a loosu bead of S.ivoy fahhae,
carefully loosen tho leaves down to the
Leart; cut a cavity In the In art about
the fcle of an es: pour ImhIiii? water
uver the tabbaso and let ltld lifti-tu
mliiiitia. Ii.Il 1 cupful of lentils till
tftnltT, and I cupful of rice till kernels
can he inalieil lM-tween thumb and
linger. MK tin rice and lentils; season
with 1 teaspooiiftil ilnelj- inliieed onion,
'.. tenspnoiiful minis 1 parsley. 1 na
siMsinftil uiiui'ed celerv , s;iit, peppt rand
1 lieapins t.ililespooiiful of butl. r. Drtiin
t!ie cnlriVse; till cavity vvitli sot te of tin
mixture: fold tlinc or four leaves over
and put in im of the iiiKture: cun
tlnnn till tin outer leaves ar ntiilbd;
tie seeiin-Ij In .1 c'.ian cloth and sitniut-r
one :uid one-lialf 'lours in sjliisl water;
THREE WELL-KNOWN ACTORS OF THE OLD SCHOOL.
SVIllTTEX IVIt Ttm ?tTfIT KTTCI.ta
Threo of the ls?st-know-n elderly actors
fhrured prominently In Jacob Lltfs "Ssort
trg Life." which was at the. Century The
ater last week. They are Joseph Wheelock.
J-rnr.k IturWk and I"raser Coulter. Their
ages acsreffato r.ioro than lui) years. itnJ
Jn weisht they would tip tho beam together
at GO) pounds. All thren cf then r'ay old
men In thj piece, and do s-ircij ar mak
rranlc Burlieck's hair ha3 been mow
Rtlto for tho last twenty jcara. It haa
rlvca that dls'Irulshed appearance for
which ho was alwavs notes. Ho was tho
orlRlnal General Haverhill In "Shenan
doah." in which bis w-lfe V.-iTierto r.
stocn. now- Otis bklnner's leading lady, was
the original Jennie Ituckthorne. 11 creatcl
tho part la "Charlie's Aunt." and Is now
piavlnjr An.Irtjde. .1 philanthropic Jewish
raorej -lender the only ono of hi- kind who
Irn's monev to his f-iends with u ask'.ns
se nriij llr Hurbk is one cf the most
popular men-about-town In Vcw vn.i- vr
is a member of all tho leading clubs, a wit. I
with a litlle cold vvatir: thon pour on
this 1 viipful Icjilim: water and em.; till
transparent: add " tablespionfiiK sucar;
the Juice of '. a Ietnoii and the whitest
cf '.! ess beaten very stiff: turn into
.. ..!-. 1 1.1 .....1 ,.!..... ..T.l 1...... ......
X..IW. . r s... ... . ; en if 111.011 .loll o ii- 11 ...i jii,.'i ,. .i.r
MIv tablespooufuN of t.jru-Ur'h j a dish. I'll! the center with pn-servid
drain: serve with a white satire.
White Saute MK 1 tabli-spoonfiil of
butt, r In of Hour; then add it to 1 pint
or hot milk, season with s.ilt and pep-le-r;
took till creamy.
(not canned) cherries:. alo putting somo
on the border. Servo with preserved
lNsolve U tablespoonfuls cranulated
Si latin in 1 u"-irt of lioilh. water; add
12 pint oranse julcr- and pulp, ltj enps
sui-nr. Jnico of 2 leinon: turn Into a
mold and set where It will becorno cold
and stiff: invert onto a plate and place a
circle of sweetened, whipped creanj
about It. 1
nn aftcr-dlcner raconteur, ard a splendid
fellow to know. His encage mnts with
Daniel and Charles Frohman have always
been of a kind to glvo him a Ugh standing
in the theatrical and s:clal clr:Ies. Ho has
been a member of tho I.jceum and Empire
companies, and has p!aed with every
manager of standing In the country except
Thirty jears apo Joseph tVheeiock was
tha matinee clrl's Idol. Ha plaed Itomeo
all over this country to a half dozen Juliets.
The late Adelaide Nellsoa prized him hlsh- I
Iy. and together they rude as hand'eme a
ivilr of lovers as was ever seen In Shakes
peare's classic love drama. Mr. Wheelock
has been on tho Etase for over forty years,
plajlrc all sorts of characters He was one
of the few- handsome younc Juveniles who
developed In'o one cf the very best char
a t. r actors In "Sportlns Life" he sustains
the role of Miles Kavanaush, a horse tra
1 r ore of the featureful parts of the p' i
Mr Wreeloclt l!v3 in New York. His 'a
Ji-seph Vhslock. Jr. is a member of Fry
man's nti'plre Stock Company.
I'razer Coulter, the third of the grav
haired arto-3 in "Spo Irfr Ufe." is the h 1j
ItiI of Charlie Thor-e s sl'ter. iti-a t'
Tl rt who plaved the wnmai from I'- ,
In har'Ie'n Aunt" lie Is a eradiate f
t fami'tis Itcstoti Th' 'er Stock Cempanj
on I Im been a leading flcure la l"rohT.an
rrooi.ctinns for a nurrber of jears He is a
v rj strtkln;-Ioo,'Inc; ma", with black mil
tai ll and Ilverv- hair
All three rren ar? rath'r sensitive bout
their age Mr Whechvk. vvho Is at least 05.
Ir slEts on V, and claims that both Ilurbeck
and Coulter are as o!d as I.e. In eve- wij
tha three American actors are b ttcr suited
tD the characters they represent in "?por
lrs Life" than were the orlglral men who
plajed In the KnijIIi-h i reduction They are
naturallj suited to their pans and ne 1
not resort to wl;s Wheelock comes en
wit! cut the fllchtest make-up. Coulter who
Is at least Z Is the younffest-looklii; man
of the three and could eaIIy diss for "i
In vouncish looks h certairly has the l-st
of his two colleacues. which thev, m a
friendly waj, resent not a little.
Day to Marrr.
The el! rhvme concerr.'.nrr lucky anfl rjn
lucky dajs for tho wedding runs thus:
Monilsr t r health.
Tuesday fr wealth.
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Saturday na !aj at alt.
It was evidently considered neither wlso
nor prudent to put off such an Important
matter as a, marrlasu until lato la tho
week. . .
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Missouri 13 M- J 1 J.irrran II s cb t
measurement lif. I" v - arri s La k fr n
arm to arm 1- i" H', bl eps 12 iri.ics. uif
of lea over .1 SiKhc. His t ci crs arc II
Inches la Icrst'i. wh !o around the waist tho
iniasurcraiui Is - Inches tto hclsht of a
t II mar Ills weight Is row nearly 4V
1 -''-, : 'tin utIi at tinns h- ha3 w lirlie-t
1 y a 1 If 11 thnusanl. At the Harnthal
S'- et I r last fall Mr Jcrman won tho
irize for h Urccst inllvidual present at
tho fcstivltlts. Ha is ono of the rnoit suc
cessful frmera la Xortacut Mlarourl; lives
southeast of Monroe City a few miles, and
is one of the wealthiest and m st prominent
men of his comm.nity He frequently
drives to Monroo lit, usually In the road
wairon thonn In tho plct-ire, tho teat, of .
which he callielj- oecuslta, w