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J. I/. MIMS, --- EDITOR
?MDffESDAr, MAR. 26, 190?.
Let the farmer for evermore
_ honored ia'his calling, for
tkey who labor in the earth ara
the chosen people of Ged.
Let all of the air guns and par
lor rifles iu Edgefield be called in
7 by the parents of tho owners, aud
be smashed irto smithereens.
?j Whether it be a town,, couuty
or sta:e election, it is the duty of j
every citizen to register and vote
for the men who are best quali
fied for tLe offices te be filled.
Tho very effective way in which
the liquor lawyers have been met
by South Carolina's attorney gen
eral in every movement they have
made, bas doubtless caused them
to believe that there is something
in a name-Lyon.
According to the statements of
the^four banks of the couuty, a?
I published last week, their com
bined deposits are $479,983,30 and
their loans aggregate $647,840,23.
No statement was published by
the newly organized bauk .at
Death is DO respecter of persons.
Those in high position are cut
down.in the meridian of thejr
career just as those in the humble
and lowly walks of life. During
the past twelve months seven
United States Senators have been
summoned hence, two being from
Alabama and two from Florida
The Advertiser is pleased to see
that sentences to penal service in
stead of fines, ie becoming more
general in cases of violation of tb?
dispensary law. Should the cir
cuit judges impose a sentence of
a term of months or years ou th?
chain gang for every violation,
there would soon be no violationi
of the law.
The ranks of the senatorial as
pirante are thinning. Judge Pritch
ard lured Mr. McCullough into
other fields of glory and service,
and a sober, second thought has
? caused Mr. Dargan to retire from
the race. Probably there are otb
ers who will withdraw after find
ing that their pole istooBhorUo
fetch down the coveted "plum?'
railroads in South Carolina. The
new-rate will be two-and-a-half
cents per mile, instead of three as
at present. Under the new rules,
all passengers must purchase
tickets before boarding trains, as
conductors will be requi'ed to
collect excess fare of 15 cents
from all persons who pay their
fare in cash instead of purchasing
Young maD, live within your
income.'If you make one dollar, a
day, save a portion of it instead
of spending mora than that,
amount. Debt is a hard master, ?j
and the young man who in early
life is wanting in the proper ap
preciation of the value of a dollar
is almost certain as tho years ad
vance to be weighted down with
needlessly contracted debts. In
this connection, we know of no
better motto to hold up to young
men than this: ?"Pay as you go."
Tho Advertiser favors building
aregnlar Chinese wall forty feet
high around Edgefield, in order
. to keep ont the cheap-John shows
that come this way. No re?sona
ble objection can De raised to the
coming of real good, first-class
shows occasioDally, but every ag
gregation that can raise sufficient
money with which to purchase t
a teat is Dot entitled to the name
In the matter of disastrous fires,
Edgefield has been singularly for
tunate for two years or more.
While other towns have had busi
ness blocks and residence sections
devoured by flames, we have es
caped entirely. Not knowing, how
ever, what a day or night may
bring forth, the town couucil has
recently had the chemical eugine
overhauled and repaired at con
siderable cost, so as to be in readi
negs whenever an alarm is sound
Should Take Some Action.
What is Edgefield doing to se
cure the appropriation for a post
office or gov.-mment building?
Sumter, Newberry, Orange hjirg
and other townB have sent delega
tions to Washington to look after
their interests. Instead, of heine
alert and active, the people ofr
Edgefield seem to proceed along town
the line that,, "all things come Turk
round to him who will but wait."
While we "are waiting, other
towns will secure all of the funds
that Uncle Sam ia williug to put
into pvblio buildings at thia tim?.
Confreiiman Patterton i? ex*rtinf
himielf in our behalf, but should
not some active steps be taken at
once to cc-operate with him?
Way ol Transgressor is Hard.
The donning of convict's stripei
at the penitentiary j?st week by
Mr Daniel .Zimmerman, the aged
and ibfirm Confederate veteran
who stole bonds from the state
treasurer's office, was a eight pa
thetic enough to cau*e the most
aral wart men to shed tears. And
yet it must be 60. When any law
bas been deliberately and fla
gran tty violated, tue violator,
without respect to his age or sta
tion in life, must suffer the pen
alty. In the meting out of justices
sentiment should play no part.
The way of tho transgressor will
always be bard.
Farmers Should Take Me?d.
Farmers should not fail to take
cognizance of the fact that many
of the largest cotton mills over
the country have either closed
down temporarily or ara only run
ning on half time. The reason for
their action is the lack of demand
for tte manufactured goods.
Should this curtailment of pro
duction continue for any great
length of time it will mean that a
considerable portion af the cotton
crop of 1907 wili not be manufac
tured when the crop soon to be
plauted ?6 ready for market. A
surplus of raw cotton iu the ware
houses uext* fall will give the
"bears'1 a tangible excuse for de
pressing the price. Therefore, it
behoows -farmers to reduce the
contemplated cotton acreage and
produce as many of Ibo every'-day
necessities at horns' as pos?ible.
Pauics may come and panics may
go, but the farmer who raises his
bread and meat at homo will go
on prospering forever.
Air Guns and Parlor Rifles.
Having * outlawed toy pistols,
the legislature will next have to
pl^ce so-called parlor rifles u:.der
the ban. A number of very sad
deaths result annually from fire
arms of this class, which are ex
ceediugly dangerous for two rea
sons. In the first place, air guns
and parlor rifles are looked upou
by many children as mere toy*,
aud this erroneous impression re
sults in grossly careless handling
of those too-frequent deadly weap
ons. In the second place, fire?
arms of this class are used chiefly
by very young, almost irresponsi
ble, Persons, who do uoj^ realize
T?fal wounds. It is the "unloaded"
gun or pietol that is most danger
ous, but not so with the toylike
rifle. The calibre is so small that
boys often lose sight of its death
dealing power even when loaded.
The removal of the parlor rifle
?vil should be a matter of parental
proscription, rather than of legis
atiye prohibition. Parents should
lot purchase guns or rifles for
)oys before they are old enough
o realize tho danger that arises
rom the careless handling of
ndicial Districts of Edgefield
As poesibly only one out of
fty people in the county know
hat territory is emhraced in the
3veral judicial districts of the
>unty, we herewith publish the
Dundaries as revised and set
?rth in the acts of 1906:
The first district shall embrace
lose parts of Wise and Pickens
wnahips not in district two. ?
The second district shall em
bace Shaw township and that
irtiori of Meriwether, Wise and
ickens townships within the fol
wing limits, to wit: East of Old
age Road from Kendricks, by
e Tillman place, Mt. Vintage to
ays, and thon to the right,
iving the Old Stage Road, and
by Gary place, crossing the
d Plank Road between Walter
iller^s and Bar place; thence
:uud by Rock Quarry to int?r
?t Weaver Road at F.G. Smith's ;
ince to J. DeLoach's thence
iving Weaver Road, taking the
id by Harmony church on to
irk Tony's; thence to road lend
f to Holmes' Mill; thence to
ere this* road enters Aiken
ad, near Timmerman's.
['ho third district shall embra^
ise portions of Johnston, Mob
aud Ward townships remain
in Edgefield county,
'he fourth district shall em
ce Gregg aad Collier town
ps, and that portion of Meri
her township uQt embraced in
he fifth district shall embrace
abington and Ryan township!,
he sixth district shall ern
ie Collins township,
he seventh district shall ern
ie Talbert, Moss and Hibler
i sh i ps.
tie eighth district shall em
e Blocker township, that por
of Grey township lying Foutb
ie line surveyed fer Greenwood
itv, thut portion of Pine Grope
isbip remaining in Edgpfii-ld
ty, and that portion Pickens
ship lying north of" Little
:ey Creek and west of a
?traighMinprunning from a point
>n eaiH crfrk five huudred yards
ibove the bridge co Ih^ road be
tween Crpf. J. Brook's and estate
3f Johu fcUrris, in a northeasterly
direction to the Saluda ouoty
lin??, at a ]?oint fifty vard* north
of Cavalry church.
Edgefield to be Distributing Point.
A very small portiou of the
teeming millions of the Standard
Oil Company will loon be invest
ed iii Edgefi?ld. At the meeting of
the tovrn council on Thursday last,
the Standard Oil Company made j
application for permission to erect
a Btorago tsnk. engine or pump
house, ?nd shed .for delivery wag
one, etc., on the property cf the
railroad near the sile of the old
depot. The permit was r?adily
granted. It is presumably the
purpose of the company to supply
Trenton, Johnston and other
neighboring towns from its Ecb?e
field station. Consumers are hope
ful that by shipping oil to this
place in bulk, eliminating a sec
ond shipping and haudling,
the company will make a reduc
tion in prices.
Oration Highly Compliiaonte*.
In writing of the State prelimi
uory oratorical contest thnt was
held at the South Carolina Uni
versity last week. The State had,
the following to say of the ora'nu
of Mr. J. C. Sheppard, Jr.:
J. C. Sheppard of the Eupbra
dian society had an unusual sun
jf'C^,''Somehow Good." and bund
led thiu au excellent manner,
both as to his delivery and as to
the Bu'njact matter of his speech.
He showed that it was within the
power of all to do some good in
the world, that "tis told us that
we see ouly the larger of thu com
ets and stars. So it is in the
world. Even those wh> -do not
shine so bright may do a world
of. good." Mr. Sheppard's oration
\va3 highly complimented.
?3 already announced, th? in
spection of ihe Efig;fi"ld Rifb'S
wilr t-ike .place at eleven o'clock
April 1st, 1908.
Attention is called tb Par. IV,
general ordeis No. 2. "Th? troop
will be paraded in service uni
form, and company commander
will personally inspect their com
mands prior to the hour appoint
ed, to satisfy themselves that ail
the men are properly uniformed,
that the clothing is clean, buttons
in place, shoes polished, that the
men are shaven and presenta
neat appearance in every particu
lar, wearing white uniform glover."
These instructions must be
complied with. The company will
assemble at 9:30 a. m. on the
date named, uniformed as requir
ed in above paragraph.
It is hoped that all members ol
tho company will make a special
effort to present themselves
prumptly at the hour and date
named, so that the company mav
make a creditable-showing. '
* W. A. Collett, Capt. .
Gen. Carwile Fixes Dates for Re
union in Greenville for^?ugust_
S?trmU?nHiliandTvlsion, tin ited
Confederate Veterans, will be
held in Greenville on August J2lh
and loth, according to the official
announcement of Gen. Thoa. W.
Barwite, commander of the divis
ion. Geo. Carwile was in the city
pesierday and iu talking over the
iecision made said that Green
ville bad through committee work
md by organized effort? secured
he re-union. The dates were
ihang?d after due consideration
>y those in charge.
Heretofore the gatherings have |^
?een held in May, but it was
bought that.tbis would interfere
r'it.h many of the members of the
rgauization who were busy with
arm work at that season. Duriug
be month of August there is a
;t-up ir? the work for a few days
nd the people of Greenville de
ire a full attendance and assure
?e visitors of a hearty welcome.
The last general assembly cou
uued th? appropriation of $3 500
ir the re-union and the citizens
ill contribute liberally for the
mee.-The State. ?
Teacherc' Meeting at Johnston.
Owing to the fact that it ?B next
impossible for tbe teachers
)m'all sections of the county to
t together for teachers' meetings! m
.Saturdays, it has been deemed'1
vi6able to divide the county
ichers association into divisions
be kuowu as the eastern and
stern sections of the Edgofield
jniy teachers' association. The
lowing is the program of the
?t meeting of. tho eastern di
ion which will be held at John
n at 10 o'clock Saturday,
ri!IA h :
lural public schools-Prof. G>
Subject of his choice) Col. F,
lueic to be supplied by the in
ictor and class of the Johnston
he public is cordially invited
ttend this meeting. *
W. D. Holland,
ictacles made op to suit your
icuiar need at lowest possible
Geo. F. M imp, ?"J f
Edfrefi?ld, S C j paid
-.sb supply of Harris Lithia ?v
er just received. j
,-> rp- and
1>. limmoiiB ? ,
_ PP I
e invite the ladies, lo see our t>o]<\
ti ful china closet. Nothing a bb
he large cities will surpass ?Oe i
>. . Hole
Ramsey & Jones. & Sc
Congressman Patterson Writes
Concerning Claims Against the^..
United States Government
Edgefield, S. C.
My Dear Sir:
ceived a great many inquiries
relative to my claims against
the United States Govern
ment, for property captured
and destroyed by the Federal
army during the Civil War,
J take this means to explain
brie?y the status of such
'A party whose property
was taken by some official
authority for the use of the
government is. entitled to
compensation for the sam?.
A.party whose property was
occupied and used, and. by
such occupancy damaged, is
entitled to compensation for
the use and occupation thei*
of and for any damage to the
same, but in neither of these
cases can the party recover
anything without showing
that at the time he was loyal
to the United States govern
ment; nor can he recover
anything for property "wan
tonly destroyed or damaged
by United. States soldiers.
Property that was abandoned
and seized by the U. S^gov
ernment and sold and the pro
ceeds turned into the U. S.
treasury, gives the owner of
it a claim for the money so
turned into the treasury, or
did so before the law provi
ding for a recovery in such
cases was barred by the stat
ute of limitation s ; and what
is known . asv the Cooper bill
is simply to revive and ex
tend that right for a period of
two years after the bill be
comes a law, and it seems to
bc the opinion that it will be
come a law at this srason.
I introduced a bill -on all
fours with the Cooper bill
and have done considerable
work in endeavoring to cre
ate a sentiment in.its favor.
Under all the provisions,
the claimant is required to
prosecute his suit in the court
of claims. Unless the claim
comes under one of these pro
visions, there"can be no re
Claims for churches, lodges
and educational or eleemosy
nary institutions used by
Federal troops or destroyed
by them* are valid claims,.and
given "more favorable con
sideration than the oth?rs,
As a mle, the members 01
the House of Representatives,
from section? of./^^?^^trv
Txrv^n-iirepaym ?nt ?rom u. S
treasury , of any of these
claims to southern people. I
have introduced a number of
bills for residents of my dis
trict and have the promise of
the committee to which they
were referred to report the
?ame favorably in a few days
Very truly yours,"
J. O. Patterson.
National Pneumonia Treat
The most successful physicians
re now treating pneumouia by
be application of cpunter-irri
*uts. They are learning to resist
ie temptation to doctor the
rwgh, which, after all,' is only
ntnre's effort to relieve herself,
nd nre endeavoring to reach the
?nt of the congestion without the
se of internal remedies.
Some are using preparations
jout as pleasant to the patient
) au application of mud cr putty,
it the wisest use a pleasant
The ideal remedy is Noah's
[liment. Its carefully com pou nd
: ingredients possesses wonder
1 powers of penetration and im
ediately reduce the iuflamma
>n aud congestion.
Noah's liuiment is absolutely
rmless. and can be used freely
thout consultation with a phy
aau. Apply the liniment freely
sr the point of pain or conges
n. Saturate a hot flannel and
?p it applied to tlrat portion of
i body. The effect will he almost
mediate and in m my cases the
canned pneumonia will be dis
led before u phyeician can be
Jest for rheumatism, sciatica,
ie back, stiff joints aud mun
?, sore throat, colds, strains
?in?, cutp, bruises, colic,
mp?, etc. For internal ache?
pains Noah's Liniment bae
?qual. For sale ?iud guarao
l by your druggist. 25c Sam
fort he asking; Noah R*m?dv
, Richmond and Boston.
Good For Everybody.
lr. Norman il Cou!tt-r, * promi
t architect, in the briber
(ding, Pan Francisco says:
illly endorse all thal has been
of Electric Bittere af a tonio
?cine, it i:< good for every
t. It corrrctfi stomach, liver
kidney disorders in a prompt
efficient manner and builds
ho pyht'in." Electric Bitters
ie best spring medicine evei
overa druggist's counter; ap
>od purifier it is unequaled
it W E Lynch <fe Co. Penn &
itein, successors to G L.Penji
a drug stores.
The frost ai
all nature i
son for don:
dise that ce
We are ready to fill the
Come right along and let ns
Thousands of yi
broideries almost <
We bought thesi
that needed the eas
compelled to clo
sacrifice. .The lot
over 20,000 yards
Swiss, Cambric ar
edges., beauiful pi
2,000 yards Ci
ting worth up to 2
ing at 15c.
1,000 yards w
75c yard at 39c.
The Cause of Many
There is a disease prevailing in thi3
country most dangerous because so deeep
-"""15?t? I EJ?JCA tivc. Many sudden
Ph h WP? deaths r.rc caused by
Jh?> pn?urnoiva, heirt
".f-tt failure cr apoplexy
i- are cftep. the result
of kidney disease.. !f
kidney trouble is ai
lov/ed to advance the
Rjil *~ kidney-poisoned
^?K" BLOO? WI"ATTACK LH?
^b^aJCfe?i* vita! organs or the
kidneys themselves brcal: down and waste
.?way cell by eel!. /
Bladder troubles most always result from
<t derangement of the kidneys and a cure is
obtained quickest by a proper treatment cf
thejuanevs. ?f you are feeling badly you
lt corrects inability to hold urine and scald
ing pain in passing it, and overcomes that
unpleasant necessity of being comcelled to
go often during the day, and to get up many
times during the night. The mild and the
extraordinary offset of Swamp Root is soon
realized. It stands the highest for its won
derful cures of the most distressing cases.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to talce and sold
by all druggist: in fifty-cent and or.e-dcl!ar
sized bottles. You may ^fClm
have a sample bottle of ?0!^^^^?^^>%
this wonderful new dis- f&j^f;;H ij?HH* j
covery and a book that ^Si^i?^h^^.L
[ells al! about it, both nomoofSwamp-Root.
sent free by mail. Address Dr. Kilmer &. Co.
Binghamton, N. Y. V/hen v/riting mentioa
.eading this generen offer in this paper.
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the . name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
md the address, Binghamton, N.
ST., on e"ery bottle.
We sell Waterman's Ideal
fountain Pens, which represent
be highest siandard of excellence,
?very pen guaranteed to give
W. E. Lynch & Co.
FOR SALE: A Jersey Cow ae.d
jod mule. Apply to
P. P. Blalook,
Edg?eld, S. C.
Best Healer In The World.
Rev. F Starbird, of East Ray
ond, Maine, says : "I have used
nckleu's Arnica Salve for sev
al years on my old army wound,
id other obstinate soros, aud
id it the best healer iu the
?rid. I uso it too with great suc
33 in my veterinary business."
c at W ? Lynch & Co. Penn &
)lstein. successors to G L Penn
Sou drug Btores.
We sell the "Hackney" ai d
ld Hickory" wagons, which have
od the severest test in I h is sec<
n for many years. Two cars nov,
Rarase} & J--tief.
?"OH SALK: Broadcast Cun
rciiil Fertil'zer Distribu'or*
n and horse ctn do the wm kl .4
;hr<-e or four hand-3, and nr>r 1 Q
isfactory. At:y width row. Tb- j ?j
og for second iipphca! io.? [. .'.
i te W. M. Patrick, W'oodv. ird.
n5-1 r ceivl fresh shi'pnp'it I
cn, Grape Nuts, Ott Meal .in 1 i "
edded What. II
I!. Timmo:n. p
argo stock nf enameled wni'J
nbinawore ?f ali kinds- i " Toi
1 every household needs: I j
It. T. Sou ri y. ? ,
ary large stock of wagon v-d cn 1
ry harness. Let us suppl; y> 11 ^
Rams* v & Jon? s
id ice ofwint
s now buddiu
ifni, balmy spr
ning lighter ga
will be found i
rn supply your
wardrobes of the men and boys
show you our season's offerings.
irds of Em
it halt price
i fine new
a big firm
ih and were
se out at a
: consists of
5c yard go
ori h up to
ing worth up to
ing at 19c.
We have jt
skirts made of a
ma and fine voil
blue and brow
range from $3.
Ladies waists ii
and silk in solid
a very haudsomi
from 75c to $5.
r has arrived,
.ening will be ;
Thi re will be au elidion held
in the court house io tbe town cf
Edg?-nVld, 8. C., on Tuesday,
Apiil 14tb, 1908, for tbe purpose
of electing a mayor and six alder
man, to' serve the town of Edge
field, S. C., for the next ensuiug
two year?. Polls opeu from 8
o'clock, a. m. to 4 o'clock ?J. m.
Managers, C P. DeVore, E. J.
Norris and J. P. Bates.
\V. W. Adams, Mayor,
W. H. H arl ing, Clerk.
Edgefield, S. C , March 9, 1908.
Dni't fail to see the lovely
TAILOR MADE SKIRTS $3.50
to $12.00. You will be pleased.
r ... ..1.1. .n_m.J..
Large .assortment of stationery
aod writing material of all kind*
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Whf-n you need a bugg\ try a
Rock Hill, or Hackney, or Colum
bus ?r a Tyson and Jones. No
strongT line* of buggies eau be
ljuitdin this srclion. Lar?e as
sortment to sel - ct from.
Ramsey & Joues.
The books for tbe registration
of I he voters of the town of Edge
field, S. C., are uow open in the
store of M-ssrs. May & Tompkins
and will be kept open until Tues
day, April tbe seventh, 190S, six
Relock p. m.
Supervisor of Registration
Van Cfirap's Pork and Beans
nd Hulled Corn Homiuv.
We are headquarters in Edge
ield for paints and oils. Get our
rices before buying.
One car of chairs aud one car
f furniture on the road. These
nods were bought close and we
in make prices that should ?n
Ramsey & Jones.
The Lucky Quarter
Is the one you pay out for a
)x of Dr. King's New Life Pills,
bey bring you the health that's
ore precious than jewels. Try
em for headache, biliousness,
U9tipation and malaria. If they
sappoiut you the price will be
eerfully at W E Lynch & Co.
'im & Holstein, succ- s^ors to G
Penn it Son drug stores.
1 represent the following
1 met lean Fire Insurance
'ompnnies in territor)' 30
M;II Edgcfield in all diree
etna ip 14,884, :69.0o
on* in ei ititi $16,399,452.00
ome $20 862,697.00
henix $ 8,719,795.00
tal assets $79.787,117.00
ask for a con inuation of
appreciated business giv
?er have disappeared and
g forth, putting on new
ing is upon us The sea
rments is here'and in our
lew and styhsh merchan
e very need.
, ladies and misses, at prices that are within reach of all
An inspection will be more convincing than our words.
ig [and insert
40c yard go
isfe recived a
: of Ladies"
ll wool Pana
m in" the the
00 to $9.00
1 white lawn
also in colors
s line. Prices
Our line of spring clothing
for men and boys is now
about complete. We can show
you a beautiful line in all
styles and patterns. Our line
of brown and iight gray are
handsome in 2 or 3 piece
suits.'We can please every
body. Will be glad to show
you through our line.
We have . just received a
big line of men's boys* wo
men's misses and children's
low quarters in patent leather
vici kid gun metal and are the
latest styles prices very low.
and the date of our Mi 111
announced next week
The State Democratic executive
sommittee at^tbe meeting last
week fixed the time for holding
the State convention for May. 20,
the county conventions for April
?, and the precinct clubs for
April 25. At the club meetings
delegates will be eh cted to the
:ounty convention and wheu the
jounty convention assembles dele
gates to the State convention will
be elected, each county b?ing en
titled to twice the number of rep
resentatives in the general assem
Barred Plymouth Rocks.
Eggs For Sale
Single-Comb Rhode Island
Reds exclusively.*If you want
good, and useful fowls, that
are bred for beauty, vigor/
r * ?'V,'"B' ^jtraliHwe^-auj
standard points.get tbe/'Sin
gl?-GVtt)b R da." Eggs $1.00
per 15. S
Drop me a postal.
J. H. P. ROPER, .
Edgefield, S. C.
- -.-'?Telz* :**&??*?V:?
I have a lot of fine Cocker
els from $1 to $2 each.
Eggs $1 for 15. My fowls
are strictly pure breed.
J. P. BATES,
Edgefield, S. C.
AND CURE THE LUNG8
60c & $1.00
Surest and Puickeai; Cure for all
THROAT a~u LUNG TROUB
LES, or MONEY BACK.
3XT?-w Arrivals at
25 all wool ART SQUARES. 100 BEAUTIFUL RUGS.
These goods are new and will be sold very low.
36 Cases of
for early Spring business. All solid aud reliable. We want your
Dusiuess and will give you honest merchandise aud the closest
jrices consistent with good quality. WEAR REGAL CORSETS.
We have many new SPRING GOODS now displayed.
Several shipments of nobby spring suits, just the thing
r early wear, received and displayed. Come in and let
Have you seen our^Stylish Oxfords for men? All of the
pular leathers and all of the stylish lasts. For com
, style and durability, wear
Pretty line of Spring Hats in all of the new and nobby
DORN & mm