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THjO COL FAX GAZETTE
WHITMAN COUNTY'S FAIR EXHIBITS
Pavilion Filled to the Brim With the Prod
ucts of the Soil—Art and Culinary
While the Whitman County Fair, at
this writing, has not called forth as big
crowds as seen many times in the past,
still the management is to be congrat
ulated on the assembled display and the
buccpsb of everything connected with the
several events. The products of Whit
man county, both animal and vegetable,
are seen to advantage, and it is such as
to fill the breast of the patriotic citizen
with feelings of the most intense satis
faction. The pavilion, particularly,
dhows the richness of Palouse soil, and
this, too, during one of the drvest sea
sons in the history of the country.
It in apparent that the pavilion will
have to be enlarged for subsequent
events. In fact, that was the purpose
when the present building was erected to
take the place of the one destroyed by
the flood of last spring. There was bo
much to do that the fair association has
done well to get everything in ship Bhape
as we now behold it.
Apple and Fruit Display.
The apple display seen in the pavilion
is one to conjure with. For lack of
space the display is probably too much
bunched, but that could not be helped.
J. L. Stn-vy, assisted by Robert K.
Squibb, has arranged each variety of
apple in a group by itself, so that the
judgee, as well as the visitor, can pick
them out at a glance and admire or
make compHrison v,ithout confusion.
Besides all the well known varieties grown
here several specimens from seedlings are
shown, yet to be named and classified,
from size and richness of color giving
promise of developing into the commer
cial product. The apple display should
Bet at rest all doubts, if any exists, that
the Paloupe country is- capable of pro
ducing the best that grows, and in quan
tity to supply the needs of the far east
as well as Europe. We understand that
much of this display will be sent to Spo
kane at the time of the Apple Show, and
certainly no one here need stand in fear
of comparisons when the time comes.
AH other varieties of fruit grown io the
temperate zone are seen in quantity and
quality to satisfy the most skeptical,
many looking over the exhibits and pro
nouncing th^m O K.
Grains, Vegetables, Etc.
It seems hardly necessary to speak of
grain*, vegetables, etc., it being taken as
a matter of course that we have the
best, but all the same we like to look at
them and show them to visitors James
C. Farr has charge of this department.
Everything has been arranged in artistic
fashion, the whole being seen almost at
a glance. All the cereal grains, the best
that grows in any clime, are shown,
telling plainer than words of the great
ness of the Palouse as a grain producer.
And thin without scarcely a drop of rain
since last June.
Vegetables of all kinds and of size and
.juality to tempt the epicurian and ex
cite the curious are seen in artistic dis
play. S terlatives are frequently heard
when soiue lordly vegetable is seen "big
ger than all out doors," the wonder be
ing how it was rolled into the pavilion
«ntl into place. But the bie ones are
there, along with their sisters, cousins
and aunts, and the curious like to look
at them and draw comparisons.
Millinery and the Fine Arts.
Mrs. E. K. Hanna, Mrs. John H. Bloom
and Mrs. A. J. Davis have charge of this
department. Much is to be seen in this
department to interest and to admire.
The different specimens of needle work,
crccbet work, patch work, etc., show
patience, skill and design on the part of
many workers, young and old, telling
of the interest taken in the beautiful as
well as the useful. Several crazy quilts,
of artistic design and old-fashioned
piece quilt making, a reminder of ye
olden days, are strictly in evidence.
Oil paintings, water colors, drawn
work, burnt wood work, knitting, etc.,
cover the walls and fill the shelves, the
display being one of the best ever seen at
a county fair here.
Good Things to Eat.
Here is where we live, aed it is pleas
ant to note that cooking in Whitman
county is not a lost art by a consider
able. Bread, cakes, preserves, jellies,
jams and other good things to eat are
in the pavilion in quantity and quality
to gladden the heart of the moet hungry
soul. Mrs. Henry F. Troub and > Mrs.
James C. Farr preside in this depart
ment. The prizes are not all awarded at
this writing, but as noting a few we will
state that Ruth Harpole, 11 years of
age, took first prize for cake and Ruth
Chapman, 13 years old. took second
prize. Ruth is a good name to conjure
with. Mrs. E. Moller took first prize for
plain cake and Mrs. J. M. Baker got the
second prixe. For layer cake Mre. Ethel
Eldredjfe took first prize.
Cooking demonstration is carried on
'near where all the good things to eat
are seen, Miss Alma Smith and Mrs.
' John Richardeon turning out hot bia
cuits and nerving delicious coffee to all
who wish to partake. It is intended to
demonstrate the excellence of Pomeroy
flour, but it «]m> demonstrates that Miss
Smith and Mrs Richardson know how
to cook, which ie the main factor io the
Plants and Flowers.
Of plants, flowers and ferns there is
endless variety, artistically arranged in
the center of the building, showing what
is grown in the Palouse along with many
other wonderful thing-*. Mrs J. C.
Wicks arranged this exhibit. The work
was well done, showing skill in arrange
ment in making the display. Those in
terested in beautiful flowering plants,
and that means practically everybody,
linger to erjoy the sweets to be seen in
this part of the pavilion.
This is simply a snap shot at what is
to be s'2n in the pavilion. As much as
we dislike to leave it this must suffice
until the premium list is published, which
will tell the story in full.
Equines on Exhibit.
Many tine horses, mules and jacks are
to be eeen at the fair grounds this week.
George W. Palmer is superintendent of
this department. The following entries
J. C. Van Skike, Winona, brood mare
and colt, brood mare and mule colt, jack
of immense size.
Mr. Fogelsong, Steptoe, standard bred
mare and colt.
D. W. Barcley, Steptoe, standard bred
V. E. Smith, Union flat, twoyeareld
J. R. L?e, Steptoe, black Percheron,
weighs a ton.
J. C. Wicks, Almota, saddle riding
stallion, three-year-old riding filly. Both
are chestnut sorrels and are beauts.
Joseph Ells, Sprague, three year old
Belgian stallion, weight 1900 pounds.
W. J. Morrow, Dnion flat, mule colt nnd
one year-old black Percheron stallion.
Marion Freeman, Mockonema, two
year—old mule and brood mare and colt.
Frank Freeman, Mockonema, two year
old mule, weight 1285 pounds. This is
probably the largest and finest specimen
of mule flesh for a two-year-old ever seen
here and attracts universal attention.
In addition Mr. Freeman exhibited a
jick, five years old, weighing 1150
pounds, that was some pumpkins; a
standard bred stallion, two years old,
and a thoroughbred mare and olt.
Harvey Freeilan, Mockonema, Clydes
dale mare, weight 1800 pounds.
Boone Freeman, Mockonema, Shire
stallion, weight 1850 pounds.
G. J. Miller, Wilcox, two-year-old
F. E. Wilhelna, Colfax, dapple gray
Percheron stallion, weight 1900 pound?;
one one-year-old filly and one two-year
J. R. Watson, span dapple gray mares,
weight 1700 pounds each.
Otto Jones, Colfax, Shire mare and
colt, weight 2000 pounds; two year-old
filly and a span of three year old fillies.
Jones and Peterson exhibit the famous
Shire stallion, Yamhill, weight 1900
pounds. This horse has taken the blue
ribbon at Spokane the last two years.
T. L. Sain, Oakeedale, two black
Percheron mares and a colt.
C. G. Losey, Coifax, French coach
stallion "Urt," imported.
A. E. Kirkland, Colfax, one-year-old
Collins, Wood & Mood, Palouse, Ger
man coach horse.
Henry Gerlitz, Alkali flat, Clydesdale
B. F. Sherfey, Colfax, brood mare and
F. E. White, standard bred stallion
No. 41,634, and standard bred stallion
It was a pleasure to look at the many
fine specimens of equines on exhibition.
Several jennies with their young at
tracted much attention. Frank Free
man'? two year old mule, weighing 1285
pounds, was in the eyes of the public at
al! times. When he attains his growth
he will be a whopper. Phil Cox's stud of
horses was missed this year. They have
been a feature at preceding fairs, but Mr.
Cox did not see his way clear to exhibit
The display of poultry this year was
never exceeded at a county fair here, em
bracing all breeds. A large inclosed
shed in the rear of the pavilion has been
erected to house the many beautiful
birds, E. H. Roeenkraos, the well known
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1910.
bird fancier, having charge of th s de
partment. Tuesday the prizes were
awarded and the ribbons bung out,
which is as below given in full:
Columbian Wyandottes—W. J. Scott,
Ist, 2d and 3d cockerel; Ist, 2d and 3d
pullet; Ist hen.
Light Brahmaß—W. J. Scott, Ist and
2i cock; let and 2d hen; lot cockerel;
Ist. 2d and 3d pullet; Ist and 2d pen.
Cornish Indian Gamee—F. McF«>rron,
Ist cockerel; Ist, 2d and 3d pullet; Ist
Partridge Rocke—Leonard Burgunder,
Ist and 2d cockerel; Ist and 2d her.; Ist
Buff Rocks—Leonard Burgunder, Ist
cockerel; Ist, 2d and 3d pullet; Ist pen.
Barred Plymouth Rocks—Leonard Bur
gunder, Ist cockerel; Ist, 21 and 3d
pullet; let pen. Mrs. E. D. Eldredge, 2d
Rhode Island Rede—F. McFerron, Ist
cock. Thomas Neil!, Ist, 2d and 3d
pullet. Harry Ripley, 2d cockerel.
White Plymouth Kockg—A. E. Aeschel
man, 2d cock; 2d hen; 2d pen. O L.
Crawford, Ist cock; Ist and 3d hen; Ist
pen. Mrs. E. D. Eldredge, 3d pullet.
White Leghorns—E. H. .Rosenkranz,
let and 2d cockerel; Ist and 2d pullet.
Brown Leghorns—E. H. Rosenkranz,
Ist cock; Ist and 2d cockerel; Ist and
2d hen; Ist, 2d and 3d pullet; let pen.
Buff Leghorns—E H. Roeenkranz, Ist
cockerel; 2d cock; Ist, 2d and 3d hen;
Ist pen. J. Herbert Bain ton, Ist cock;
2d and 3d cockerel; Ist, 2d and 3d
pullet; 2d pen.
Model Aticonae —Mrs. J H. Short, let
cockerel; let, 2d and 3d pullet; let pen.
Blue Andalusians—O F. J. Deysenroth
let cock; let, 2d and 3d hen; let, 2d
and 3d pullet; Ist pen.
Black Minorcae—Frank Baldwin, let,
2d and 3d cockerel; Ist, 2d and 3d
pullet; Ist pen.
Silver Spangled Hamburge—Homer
Hull, 2d cock, 2d cockerel; Ist, 2d and
Golden Seabright Bantams--O. L.
Crawford, let cock; let cockerel; Ist and
2d hen; let, 2d and 3ii pullet; let pen.
Silver Laced Wyandottes—John Brown,
Ist, 2d and 3d cockerel; Ist and 3d
pullet; let pen.
Bronze Turkeye—Walter Huffman, let
on ben and gobbler.
White Holland Turkeye—Walter Huff
man, Ist on hen and gobbler.
On sweepstakes, E. H. Rosenkranz
walka away with let prize and W. J.
Scott captures 2d prize. The former's
dieplay, with all the ribbons, cups and
medals won at former fairs held through
out the Pacific Northwest, ia worth look
ing at and ia greatly enjoyed by the
Beginning Tueaday, the feature of the
fair baa been the races. In the trot or
pace, beet two in three, mile beata, the
best time was 2:47, ending in this order:
Marian Nort Ist, Clifford 2d, Jim Hill 3d.
Jimmie Dealer won the three-eighths
mile daah in :39, Percy Mack 2d, Jim
In the half mile dash Ciecua won in :53,
Vanneaaa 2d, Sullivan 3d.
Wednesday witnessed the 2:30 pace or
trot, beet two in three, mile heats. The
Eel won in 2:33. Baby Girl 2d.
Annie Palouee took the quarter mile
dash in :24 3-5, Snide 2d, Decoration 3d
Five-eighths mile run—Birdie P let,
Vannesaa 2d, Letha M 3d. Time 1:08.
In the first day of the relay race the
riders ended in this order: Ned Bartlett
4:20 3 5, Bennie Ochs (riding for Carter)
4:22, Alex Paul (riding for Garrick)
Ye°* p-diy wa<» Colfax P<*v. Tn the
after:.oou bunine-s was practically sus
pended, everybody (but the poor news
paper mmi) g »ing to the fair grounds
and taking in the sights. The Gazette
goes to press too soon to say more at
this time in regard to the fair. A slight
rainfall yesterday forenoon laid the dußt
and refreshed the atmosphere.
THE SOWER—WHAT WILL THE HARVEST BE?
CATTLE AND HOGS IN DEMAND
Spokane Will Soon Take All and
More Than We Can Raise.
Carroll & Sht-ffer shipped Tuesday two
cars of hogs and one car of beef cattle to
Spokane. Also had 82 head of stock
cattle in the yards the *ame day which
were sold, 60 bead to Henry Hicktnan
aud 22 head to L. Smith, which they
will place on their respective farms,
showing that the home supply is not
overdone. Messrs. Carroll & Shtfferpaid
y|s cents for hogs delivered in Colfax.
They paid 4*? cents for steers, 3 1* to B%
The new packing plant in course of
erection in Spokane will probably be
in operation the last of next month,
which will undoubtedly take all the pro
duct raised in Whitman county without
seeking a more distant market. In fact,
the management has already made this
known to Carroll & Sheffer.
Boy Is Scalped.
James Mitchell, 11 years of age, son of
Dr. W. A. Mitchell, while plajir g Satur jay
afternoon, with other boys, about the
turn table of the 0 R & N in the north
end, met with an accident that came
near costing him bis life. He got mixed
up in the intricacies of the machine, the
result being that he waa literally scalped,
a gaeh fully six inches in length being
cut lengthwise across the head, leaving
the scalp hanging like a flap down over
the left ear and several inches of bone
exposed. The lad wae taken to his home,
where the scalp wae stitched into place
and he ie doing as well as could be ex
Baby Show at the Fair.
One of the Thursday afternoon attrac
tions at the county fair was the baby
enow, held in the weet end of the pavilion.
Standing room was at a premium, all
anxioua to have a glimpse of the com
peting babies. For babies under one
year o! age first pnza was awarded
to Margery Smith, 10-months old daugh
ter of E. B. Smith. Harley Ruesell
Hodge won second prize. For those be
tween one and two years. Avo Thomas,
16 mouths old, of Lapwai, won first
priza and Lucile Richardson,l3 months
oIJ of Colfax, won second prize.
A Cannery Is Needed.
The Colfax Commercial Club should
direct its attention to the erection of a
cannery here. The Gazette baa hereto
fore called attention to this matter, ani
do jp co again, now that the fruit season
ie on and the eight is before us of much
fruit going to waste that could, and
doubtless would, be utilized if we had a
cannery. A joint stock company might
be formed, with merchants, orcharding
and farmers as stockholders. Besides
fruit of all kinds surplus vegetables
could be canned, taking the place of much
of the canned product shipped in.
Ticket Is Nearly Complete.
Owen Horton's name wae written on a
number of ballote for county engineer
and be will probably eeek the office. He
ie a democrat and haile from Colfax. Dr.
Edward Maguire of Pullman will eeek
the office of coroner on the democratic
ticket, his name having been written on
many tickets at the recent primary elec
tion. That fills up the democratic
county ticket, save county clerk. It was
a hard pull, but the unterrified came up
smiling aa usual.
Pleaded Guilty to Using Freezum.
W. T. Nance of Garfield, a butcher of
that place, was before Justice Doolittle
Tueeday, charged with ueing "freezum,"
a form of sulphide used ac a preservative
of meat, in hamburger steak offered for
sale by him, which ie contrary to law.
Nance pleaded guilty and wae fined $25
and costs. Complaint was filed by Dep
uty Food Inspector Adams. Nance
came from Garfield unattended and gave
himself up to the authorities.
PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN ELECTION
Names of the Republicans and Democrats
Chosen at Recent Election—Both
Parties Ready for Fray.
The republican and r'emocratic pre
cinct committeemen elected at the pri
maries on the 13th met in Colfax Satur
day and completed organization.
The republican committee met in the
county school superintendent's office in
the court h >uee Dr J. Floyd Tifft of
Colfax wan elected chairman and A. R
Metz of Elberton temporary secretary,
Mr. Metz stating that he could not give
the time necepsary to accept the perma
J. R. Ruplv of Pullman i a < select) d aa
Whitman county's member of the state
The democratic committeemen met in
X of P. hall. C. W. Waters ot Palouse
was elected chairman, F. L. Stotler of
Colfax etcretary, H. S. Hicka of Colfax
Charles R Hill of Colfax was selected
for state committeeman.
The following 25 delegates were elected
to attend the state convention at Ta
R. P. Turnley, Roaalia; I. A. Neleon,
Tekoa; J. A. Jacoba, St. John; John
Boyles, Colton; G. W. Larue, Collax; C.
W. Watera, Palouee; W. A. Moaier, Te
kia; August Seiler, Albion; Charlee R
Hill, Colfax; M. Schiltheie. Colton; J. J
Rouae, Garfield; G. W. Kincaid, Palouae;
Peter Treiech, Uniontowo; Hugh C.
Todd, Colfax; John Squires, Pullman;
G. W. Eaeter, Farmington; E. J. Tram
ill, Oakesdale; A C. Shoub, LaCroeae; T.
J. Mahoney, Tekoa; C. E. Cleveland,
Maiden; M. J. Maloney, Colfax; T. C.
Miles, Oakeedale; William Hoare, Tekoa;
M. S. Jamar, Pullman; E. E Paddock.
These delegates were instructed to favor
a non-partisan judiciary.
Below are the names of republican and
democratic precinct committeemeo elect
ed at the recent primary election. A
few precinctH did not elect, which will
have to be'tilled later:
Precinct 3, George Taylor
Precinct 4, I K. Luce
Precinct 5, U. V. Butler
Precinct 6, Henry J. Clark
Precinct 7, E. A. Whitman
Precinct 9, Sam Lyons
Precinct 11, H J. Maynard
Precinct 13. N. N. Cota
Precinct 14, E. S. Knolton
Precinct 16, L. M. Alfry
Precinct 17, W. P Bowen
Precinct 18, E. C. Sherfey
Precinct 19, ilex Smith
Precinct 20, Harvey Lee
Precinct 21, Fay Pierce
Precinct 22, M. E Taylor
Precinct 23, H. W. Roberta
Precinct 24, C. M. Beckett
Precinct 25, Tbomaa Warwick
Precinct 26, C. E. Maynard
Precinct 27, B. Atherton
Precinct 28, T. H. Hale
Precinct 29, T. A. Young
Precinct 30, G. A. McDonald
Precinct 31, A. J. Whitten
Precinct 32, St. Clair Saxon
Precinct 33, George W. Case, Jr.
Precinct 35, J. N. Kile
Precinct 36, J. Floyd Tifft
Precinct 37, W. N. Irwin
Precinct 38, F. J. Wiliner
Precinct 39, A. Fox
Precinct 40, W. C. McCoy
Precinct 41, J. R. Ruply
Precinct 42, G. W. Nye
Precinct 43, Walter Hayfield
Precinct 44, G. M. Carey
Precinct 45, H. S. Gransch
Precinct 46, A. E. Stuht
Precinct 47, C. M. Hitchinga
Precinct 48, J. Nelson
Precinct 49, H. W. Judd
Precinct 50, A. Ecclee
Precinct 51, Ira Nye
Precinct 52. B. Wella
Precinct 53, M. E. Scantlin
Precinct 54, George E. Weet
Precinct 55, J. M. Arraemith
Precinct 56, A. R. Metz
Precinct 57, L. F. Batea
Precinct 60, R. Smith
Precinct 61, John L. Canutt
Precinct 62, C. W. Keaeler
Precinct 63, C. Brand
Precinct 64, E. W. Thorp
"Precinct 65, T. H. Logedon
Precinct 66, James McClellen
Precinct 67, O. D. Crawford
Precinct 68, B. J. Taylor
Precinct 1, Lambert Taufen
Precinct 4, Tom Cox
Precinct 5, G. W. Eaeter
Precinct 6, H. S. Smiley
Precinct 7, Michael Meuli
Precinct 8, Lewie Stairet
Precinct 9, EL T. Lamb
Precinct 13, George Lee
Precinct 14, William M. Logan
Precinct 16, E L. Burnbam
THICK FIVK CERTS.
Piec net 19. L. H. Kockock
Precinct 20, Jack Stuart
Precinct 21, P. L, Gordon
Precinct 22, M. V. Prihbett
Precinct 23, N. W. McGinnin
Precinct 24, W, I). Woodward
Precinct 25, Ed Mnhoney
Precinct 28, E. J. Byrne
Precinct 29, George Young
Precinct 30, J. B. Glunk
Precinct 31, V. L. Higgins
Precinct 33, Douglas Mclntyre
Precinct 35. Halph Comegys
Precinct 36, Eugene Brown
Precinct 37, J. B. McMannis
Precinct 38, J. G. Hardesty
Precinct 40, R. J. Tramill
Precinct 41, John Squires
Precinct 42, B. F. Rowell
Precinct 43, Charles H. Bass
Precinct 44, C. W. Walters
Precinct 45, Jake Weiber
Precinct 40. Roy Privett
Precinct 49, C. B. Weet
Precinct 52, G. D. Kincaid
Precinct 53, George Chapman
Precinct 54, George Turnbow
Precinct 55, F. Brown
Precinct 57, I. M. Curtis
Precinct 59, John Boyles
Precinct GO, J. J. Staley
Precinct 61, John L. Canutt
Precinct 62, J. C. Cram
Precinct 63. Rudolph Krueger
Precinct 64, E. W. Thorp
Precinct 65, C. L. Wakefield
Precinct 66, C. E Cleveland
Precinct 67. H C. Dennia
Precinct 68, B. J, Taylor
Executive Committee Named.
Chairman Tifft ban named an execu
tive committee of 16 representative re
publicans from variouH parts of Che
county, who will be associated in the
management of the* campaign. This
committee is composed of J. W. Arra-
H-nith of Colfax, A R. Mefz of Elberton,
F. J. Wilmer of Rosalia, J. N. Kile of
Thornton, E. W. Tfiorpe of Pullman, H.
S. Gransch of Colton, 8. A. McDonald ol
Albion, M. E. Taylor of Winona, Harvey
Lee of Diamond, W. M. Irwin of Tekoa,
I. K. Luce of Palouse, George W. Case,
Jr., of St. John, B. J.Taylor of Lasaont,
N. X. Cota of Penawawa, B. Well» ol
PaluuHP, T. H. Elale of Garfield. At
meeting of the committee will be held in
Colfax on Saturday, October 1.
JaH Delivery Nipped in Bud.
Three saws were found in the county
jail last Friday and a jiil delivery prob
ably nipped in the bud by the authorities.
The saws were made from the blade of a
meat saw. E. E. Carpenter, the wife de
■ rter, in consequence of this find is occu
p ing a cell by his lonesome self. At the
hearing in the justice's court at Pullman
a few days ago Carpenter gave a bond
in the sum of f 250 to pay a certain sum
each week toward the maintenance of his
three small children. He failed to come
through with the weekly payment, hence
was surrendered by his bondsmen. Where
did be get the saws to saw out of jail
Colfax Art League.
Those interested in the formation of
an art league m Colfax met in the Chris
tian church Saturday afternoon and per
fected an organization. Rev. John P.
Barker, now of Albion, and Mies Miner
of Pullman made short addresses. Mr.
Barker was elected president, Mrs. Sey
mour Mannine vice president, Mre. J. D.
Bentley secretary, Mrs. E. K. Hanna
treasurer. The league will meet twice a
month. About 20 attended the first
meeting. Rev. Barker, an artist of
ability, will be instructor.
Shows Mechanical Genius.
George Codd, the 13-yea*-old son of
John Codd, has a wagon ia the pavilion
at tbe fair grounds which he built with
out assistance from any source. It is a
dray of modern make, with neckyoke.
doubletrees, removable tongue, brakes
and everything complete. It has iron
wheels and axles, and is put together to
remain. Tbe model sits on a table, and
attracts considerable attention as a me
chanical wonder for n boy so youog.
Club Delegates Named.
At tbe meeting of the Athenaeum Club
last Fridaj the president appointed Mrs.
Jamee Ctirna and Mrs. W. J. Windus aa
delegates to the annual convention of tbe
state federation of Women's clubs to be
held at Walla Walla, October 11, 12 and
13. Mrs. Alice Fetch and Mrs. Charles
R. Hill were named as alternates.
New Pastor Arrives.
Rev. W. A. Diggine will arrive in Col
fax today or tomorrow to-abeume pas
torate of the Christian church, wh'ch
has been vacant for some time. Rev
Digging comes from Colville here.