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VOL. L.I1I. NO.
ROCK ISLAND, ELL., FRIDAY, JULY 8, li04.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GLAD HAND FOR ALL
CONVENTION ON RECESS TILL 8 P. M.: BOIlER BL0WS up
Flood Situation in Kan
sas More Critical.
St. Louis Convention Ready to Honor
All the Party Lead
PLATFORM READY TO REPORT THEN
Accident at Michigan Sawmill Brings
Death to Four
Japanese Organize Chi
nese Bandits to
KUROKI IS ACTIVE
Rumor of Another Sea
Battle at Port
Petersburg. July 8. A dispatch
New Chwaag dated yesterday
Kuroki is advancing all along
line and that .JauaiiL-.se officers
arc organizing Chini.se bandit bands
t hroughout th- Liao valley for an at
tack an Mukden.
It is reported in k dispatch from
LiSO Yang under yesterday's date that
a persistent rumor is current there
to the effect that a naval engagement
has occurred at Port Arthur in which
L'l Japanese warships participated, re
Milting in a Russian vic tory.
Liao i anc. July J. IDelayed.l in a
roceal night attack at Hoyan the Japa
nese lost 2'i lulled and r.f0 wounded.
4 liplnre Oiituont n in p.
London, July 8. The Central News
I as a dispatch from St. Petersburg
stating that early Wednesday morning
Gen. Kashtalinsky's troops surprised
and attacked the Japanese outposts
at Laiityansan. Advancing through a
terrilic rain storm, the Russians reach
ed the outlying videttcs of the Japa
nese without an alarm being raised
and finally rushed the camp of the out
post, killing every one in it.
The Japanese were reinforced and
made three fierce attacks, but were re
pulsed. The advance of the second
Russian battalion enabled the tirst to
n lire in safety. The Russians hail !'"
casualties. The Japanese casualties
are reported to have been 1,000.
Bdrta off Jap Fieri.
A dispatch to a news agency from
St. Petersburg says Vice Admiral
Bkrydlbfl has reported thai July : the
Russian cruisers commanded by Vice
Admiral BesobrasoS met a Japanese
squadron consisting of four battle
ships, protected cruisers, and torpe
do boats, in the Korean gulf and turn
The Japanese pursued the Russians,
the battleships and cruisers firing on
them without result. The Japanese
torpedo boats then attacked the Rus
sian ships, which returned the attack,
and Admiral Hezobrazoff believes that
two of the enemy's torpedo boats were
sunk by the Russian tire. The next
morning the Japanese hail disap
peared.. The Russians sustained no
Hiinnlnua Mnk More B Is
Admiral Skrydloff also reports, the
news agency dispatch continues, that
Russian torpedo boats have again vis
ited Censan. burned a tug and a
schooner, and destroyed numerous
other boats Japanese troops fired at
the torpedo boats, which replied. The
Russians sustained no losses.
ILLINOIS ENDEAVORERS MEET
Delegates Welcomed to Springfield by
Springfield. 111.. .Inly S The 17th
annual convention of the Illinois
Christian Endeavor I'nion opened
last night with a large attendance
from all pans of the state Henr ML
Marcusson. of Chicago, the president,
called the convention to order. The
address of welcome was made by Got.
Richard Yates, and was responded to
by Rev. F. W. Buniham. of Decatur.
Tlie address of the evening was made
by Rev. Dr. .lames M. Gray, of Bos
ton. Features of the convention are
the gnat chorus of 5 voices ami the
"Sunlwani" chorus of children, both
Under the direction of De Ixss Smith,
8AT0LLI CHANGES ITINERARY
Cardinal Leaves St. Louis for Cincin
nati and Dayton, Ohio.
St. 1-ouis. Jul B. -Cardinal Satolli.
who has been spending the last 10
days visiting the fair and attending to
chureli matters in this city, has left
for Cincinnati and Dayton. At Cincin
nati he will be the guest of Archbishop
PARTELL0 ASKS A REHEARING
Petitions Supreme Court to Review
Suit Against State.
Springfield. 111.. July S William J.
Partello has filed a petition in the su
preme court for a rehearing of his
case against the state of Illinois tor
$"."'. The case was recently re
viewed by the court, resulting in a de
cision in favor of the state.
THAT BRYAN-CABLE INCIDENT
Ulttrrnenn of brankaon Attack
1 enterdny'n Adilrenn Wan
St. Louis, July S. An incident of
the convention that demonstrates the
peculiar circumstances sometimes de
veloped by politics came up in the way
IJryan and Cable were thrown together
in the convention preliminaries and
later thrown apart. Earnestly as the
two have uinered on tne questions
involved in the financial policy of the
democratic party, they have nevertht
less been the closest of personal
friends since they served in congress
together. Both Rryan and Cable were
honored with membership on the
most important of the convention com
mittees that on resolutions and
both likewise were accorded the fur
ther distinction of places on the sub
committee of the committee on reso
lution. During the greater part of
Wednesday night they sat side by side
in the committee room at the Southern
hotel. In the early hours of Thurs-
lay morning the sub-committee ad
journed without completing its work
until l't a. m.. when it met auain and
ontinued its session through the day.
t L' o'clock in the afternoon. Bryan
turning to Cable said with a twinkle
in his eye:
Called by Dart jr.
"Well. Mr. Cable, I am very sorry
cannot he with you this afternoon,
but duty imposes upon me the pleas
ure of going to the convention and do
ing what i can to unseat you as a mem
ber of i hat body."'
"I am very sorry Mr. Bryan," was
aide's rejoinder, "that the honor of
being present in the convention on
this occasion is to be denied me, but
is my duty as a member of this com
mittee demands my presence Here, 1
must forego the pleasure."
I'he men looked at each other and
aughed. In view of these circttm
stances tlie bitterness of Bryan s st
ick upon Cable seems difficult of com
prehension. It means, however, the sev
ring of many years of close friend
bin which has until now withstood
ill the effects and influences of ex
n me political differences.
The demonstration ail ending tin
mention of the name of Former Pres
idenl Cleveland Wednesday taken into
consideration with the ovation accord
ed Bryan Thursday affords a reason
able idea of the way enthusiasm is
running in the convention. There is a
glad hand for everyone who has stood
high in the party and only joy over
the mention or presence of its distin
II. liter ontcrntiiliited.
Sheriff G. W. Heider is receiving
many congratulations from democrats
who meet him with the others of the
Rock Island county contingent down
here, on being the "democratic sher
iff of so great a county as Rock Island,"
and Heider to prove how great a com
pliment his election was. introduces
Con Donovan as the kind of a man he
defeated. EL P. S.
WOMAN DOCTOR ENDS
LIFE IN NEW YORK
Girlish Appearance Believed to Have
Prevented Her From Se
York. July 8. Dr. Julia Fied
:; years old. an exceedingly
woman, ended her life in her
yesterday by inhaling gas
through a tube. According to her
friends, her practice had been falling
off and she despaired of making a suc
cess of her profession. Ir. Sophie
Portagsltts, an intimate friend of the
dead woman, said she had known Dr.
Fiedelman for ten years When a girl
living in Switzerland Sophie Fiedel
man decided to adopt the medical pn
fession as her life work. She studied
in several European universities and
obtained her degree before coming to
America. She began practice in Brook
lyn and later moved to New York. Dr.
Portagallis says her friend's girlish
appearance was probably responsible
for her failure in her pmfession. She
worried over her lack of patients,
though she had ample means of her
STRIKE AT HOSPITAL CALLED
Crisis Reached in Trouble With Guards
at Elgin Institution.
Elgin, ill.. July S. The threatened
strike at the northern hospital for the
insane was declared today. At a meet
ire of the trustees yesterday the mat
ter was presented hy the superintend
ent. Dr. Whitman, and the discharged
employe. Mitchell, presented his side
of the question. Dr. Whitmen has
made a written statement in which he
declares that he will ' stand pat." even
if every attendant in the institution
leaves. The members of the union de
clare they will fight to a finish and
have employed an attorney.
at the Morning
WILL ACT TONIGHT
Nomination to Follow
Adoption of the
St. Louis, July 3. When the con
vention reassembles at S o'clock this
evening the platform will be read and
it is believed adopted without debate
Then the nominations will be taken
up. If a decisive vote is not arrived
at the convention will adjourn until
Parker May Declare Realties.
St. Louis. July S. It is understood
in case of failure of the convention
to declare on the money question in
the platform Parker, if nominated, will
make a specific declaration on the sub
ject in his letter of acceptance.
When the state of Iowa is reached
on the roll call for presidential nomi
nations Sam S. Wright, one of that
delegation, will rise to second the nom
ination of Parker, anil when the vote
is called W. W. Baldwin will challenge
the casting of Iowa's vote as a unit.
and demand a jk11 of the individual
members and that two votes from the
First district be recorded to Parker.
v 1 1 enounce Increimed.
St. Louis, July 8. The exciting de
bate yesterday had the effect of bring
ing out an increased attendance at to
day's session of the democrat ic na
tional convention. The condition in
side the hall bade fair to be worse
than on any previous occasion. The
heat was stilling.
Chairman Clark arrived at iu:20.
Twenty minute's later when the dele
gates were in their seats he dispatched
a messenger to learn when the resolu
tions committee would be ready to re
port. The assemblage was entertain
ed by the band and at 1:47 the con
vention was called to order. Rabbi
Sales of St. Louis opi ned with prayer.
:uuen n Committer.
A committee of three was appointed
to wait on the committee on resolu
tions and report when the platform
Would be reported.
There were calls for Bourke Coch
ran. In a few minutes the committee on
resolutions announced it was not ready
The roll of states was then ordered
to announce the national committee
men. At 11:05 there was another call for
the committee on resolutions.
A demand for C. A. Towne was made
but Towne declined to respond. The
roll was then called for the list of
honorary vice presidents.
At 11:37 Richmond Pearson Hobson
appeared on the platform in response
to a call for a speech.
Adjourn Till 1. M.
His address concluded at 11:68. The
convention adjourned till S p. m. upon
the announcement being made that the
committee on resolutions would not
report till that hour.
BUT A M DECISIVE!.! DEFEATED.
Illlnola l iinlmt PerlOd Asnlnut lllm tiv
n olr of HIT to 2Sn.
St. Iouis. July S. The convention
yesterday afternoon adopted the rejmrt
of the committee rules, credentials
and permanent organization, conclud
ing and adjourning at G:2u till 10 this
morning. The spectacular contest
came over the report of the committee
on credentals in which Bryan sought
to overthrow the report of the ma
jority on the Illinois contest and se
cure the adoption of the report of the
minority. He won great applause, hut
on the roll call, the first of the con
vention, he was defeated and the ma
jority report was adopted 047 to 299.
It was :5 o'clock when Chairman
Head, of the credentials committee,
reached the platform. The confusion
was so great at that time that Tem
porary Chairman Williams was using
a megaphone to make himself heard
and delegates used similar instruments
in caining the attention of the chair.
Head was listened to attentively as
he read his report and moved its adop
tion. Before disposing of the other
contests the Illinois case was brought
before the convention. By agreement
li minutes were allotted to each side,
and Bryan opened for the minority.
Kepai I ipirt.
Mayor Menxies. of Indiana, followed,
speakii.u for credentials commit
tee, and he was followed by Quinn.
who was the chairman of the Illinois
convention. Bry an again spoke briefly
and the arguments were closed bv
10:05 The convention hall is com
pletely filled. The day is extremely
warn. The majority of the delegates
are in their seats. Indications are the
resolutions committee cannot report
for some time and there will be con
siderable delay before the work of the
convention can be taken up.
10:45 a. m. The
called to order.
10:47 a. m. Prayer is offered by
Rabbi Samuel Sales of St. Louis.
10:53 a. m. The report of the com
mittee on resolutions is being called
11:17 a. m. The committee on reso
lutions not being ready to report the
time is being filled in with routine
matters and calls for speeches by fav
orite sons, none of whom have re
sponded. 11:35 a. m. Nothing doing. The
committee on resolutions have not yet
11:38 a. m. Capt. Hobson is now
addressing the convention.
11.57 a. m. Hon. Ollie James of
Kentucky announces the committee on
resolutions will not be able to report
until 8 o'clock tonight when they will
make an unanimous report. The con
vention adjourned until 8 o'clock to
DRIVEN BY MOB OUT
OF CRIPPLE CREEK
Passes of Five Miners Disregarded
and They Are Roughly
Denver. Colo, July s. President
Moyer yesterday afternoon received
information by telephone from live un
ion men who were driven out of Crip
ple Creek Wednesday night and now
are at Cannon City. They were taken
in charge upon their arrival in Crip
ple Creek by two deputy sheriffs, who
lelivered them to an armed mob. mem
bers of which wore masks. The men
iver i hey were horsewhipped, led sev
eral miles out on the road to Canon
City, and told if they ever returned
to Cripple Creek they would be
tanged. It appears the mob paid
no attention to the passes which Gen.
Bell had given them.
Head. Itoll was called and the cre
dentials committee report adopted.
The report of the committee on per
manent organization was made. Sena
tor Bailey, of Texas, and Representa
tive Cochran escorted Champ Clark
to the platform to assume chairman
ship. At the conclusion of his speech
the convention adjourned.
The majority rcjiort of the creden
tials committee in the Illinois contest
in pan says:
"Your committee gave to each of
the contestants and contestees who
desired to appear before us, all the
time it was possible to do, and in each
case, by asking such questions as ac
curred to any member of the commit
tee ,we endeavored to ascertain as
near as could be all important facts
bearing on each contest. In the state
of Illinois, however, the several con
testing congressional districts were
asked to select three representatives
to speak for all contests in that state."
Referring to the contests from Illi
nois, the report says:
"In the matter of contests from 2. 'I,
6. 9, 10, 11. 12, 15. 16, IS, : and 25.
and seats of Ben S. Cable and John P.
Hopkins, from the state at large, in
Illinois, your committee recommends
that the ib-legat ions as named by the
national committee are entitled to
seats in this convention as regularly
accredited delegates and alternates.
'In the matter of the contest from
the Twenty-first district of the state
of Illinois, your committee reports
that the names of Alfred Orendorff
and A. B. Carman as delegates, and
J. X." C. Shumway and Jesse F. Grif
fith as alternates are entitled to seats
in this convent ion as properly accred
ited delegates and alternates. "
The Minority llepnrt.
The minority report that Bryan
moved as substitute for the majority
rejort began thus:
"Illinois has a state central commit
tee with one John P. Hopkins as i:s
head. Finding itself in the minority
in the state cou vention. the committee
deliberately planned to override the
democratic vote of the state and se
cured by fraud and intimidation a ma
Jorfty of the delegates to the national'
committee. To this end they brought i ,al to secure more than its just share , only temporarily held up by the oppo
contests in a number of districts out- j of tne jint product of capital and la- sit ion of the democratic senators in
side those controlled bv said commit- i bor- an'1 whicn nave been fostered and the last session, will, if successful,
, . promoted under republican rule, are j lead to permanent entanglement from
tContioutd on Past Five.) I a menate to beneficial competition and which it will be difficult to escape.
Bryan a Factor in Fram
ing Up the Plat
form. CONCESSIONS TO HIM
to All Interests
St. Louis, July 8. At 11:35
the resolutions committee unan
imously adopted the platform
and adjourned. It will report to the
convention at 8 o'clock tonight. The
report it is said, will be unanimous.
There will be no minority report. The
platform was adopted without the
- P i .
I. enve Out Gold Plunk.
St. Louis, July S. At 4:40 o'clock
this morning the committee on resolu
tions voted the gold plank out of the
democratic platform by a vote of S5 to
15. This was the third victory for
Bryan during the night session of the
committee, he having secured a modi
fication of the tariff plank on two sep
The contest was one of the most
interesting features of the convention.
The main fight was upon the proposed
income tax plank providing for an
amendment to the constitution to meet
the adverse decision of the supreme
court upon the Wilson law. it was
temporarily wit hdrawtt.
More Sprciac on 'I'rnstH.
Bryan offered an amendment to the
trust plank declaring in specific terms
for the prosecution of trusts and de
ciding the manner in which it should
be done. This was adopted 23 to 20.
The first part of the navy plank call
ing for a liberal annual increase for
the navy was stricken out.
Iniiiieiliute Adiuianion of States.
A substitute plank on statehood of
the territories w:ts adopted which fav
ors tlie admission of Oklahoma and
Indian Territory and the Immediate
admission of Arizona and Xew Mexico
S8 separate states.
Ilill-M Trust Pl.mk In.
The resolutions committee have
adopted the trust plank introduced by
Hill as a substitute for the Bryan
plank which provides that whenever
a trust or combination effects a mon
opoly in the production or distribution
of any article of trade outside the
state of its origin if may be restricted
by appropriate legislation from con
tinuing to do business n such state.
A plank was adopted deploring the
injection of the race question into the
campaign by the republican conven
IMntfonii n ('oiiinromine.
I he platform Is a compromise ac
ceptable to all interests involved and
may be said In general to have been
a concession to the Bryan wing with
out In any way stultifying the declara
tion of the conservatives.
The absence of any pronouncement
upon the financial question is most
significant and di -closes the utter im
possibility of rmding any declaration
upon this subject acceptable to all.
Worked All Da jr.
St. Louis. July X. The sub-committee
of the committee on resolutions
spent the entire day until 5 o'clock in
perfecting details of the democratic
platform, concluding at that hour with
the adoption of the gold standard
plank. The plank was voted on dur
ing the absence of Both Bryan and
Williams, and the hallot stood 7 to :.
the affirmative votes being cast by
Messrs. Daniel. Hill. Pattison. Hamlin.
Cable. Poe and Davis, and negative
votes by Da Bois. Bhlvely and New
lands. The understanding was that
if Bryan and Williams had been pres
ent they would have east their votes in
the negative, thus bringing the oppos
sition to a vote to five.
PRESENTED III ! B-COBfJIITTEE
llc titration of lrl nel i I. on Trunin,
Tariff .I'hillsiplnen. Etc
After considerable discussion the
committee adopted Bryan's tariff
plank in lieu of the declaration sub
mitted by the sub-committee. It is
said not to differ materially from the
latter On the questions of trusts, tar
iff, neero and Philippines the
draft of a platform prepared in the
sub-committee uses the following
e recognize gigantic trusts and
combinations designed to enable capi-
THREE ARE KILLED OUTRIGHT
One Who FlOiptl With fcllRht In
juries In Blown Forty
Petoskey, Mich., July 8. The boiler
at Pfeif.cr & Burch's sawmill at Wab
memee, five miles south of here, blew
up yesterday, killing three men and
probably fatally injuring a fourth. The
DICKERSOK, THOMAS, engineer
Probably fatally hurt:
Fortune, John, scalded.
Illovtu Forty Feet.
Orange Judd was blown through the
air forty feet and knocked senseless
but not otherwise injure'. The loss
an oDstacle to permanent husiness
We demand a vigorous and impar
tial enforcement of the laws already
made to prevent and control such
trusts and continuations, and we fav
or such further legislation in restraint
hereof as experience showed to be
Corporations chartered hv tne au
thority of the people must fore vet re
main sniiiect to regulation in the in
terest of i he people.
hat :i TniNt l)ii.
Private monopolv is Indefensible and
intolerable. We recognize the right
of capital, in all legitimate lines of
the enterprise, to combine for an in
crease of business, for enlarging the
productive capacity, and for decrees
ing the cost of production: but when
such a combination in its purpose, or
effect creates or tends to create a
monopoly in its production, to restrain
trade, or stifle competition: to increase
the cost to the consumer, or control
the market, it violates the spirit ot
our laws, becomes mimical to the pub
lic welfare and peace, and should be
BO regulated, controlled or prohibited
by law as to amply protect public in
Not KeNpoiiMilili- tor Trunin.
We demand the restralnl of such
illegal combinations be entrusted to
the democrat ic parly, which is not
responsible for their existence, and
which has ever protested against
We condemn the republican system
of legislation under which trust
monopolies are enabled to exact high
er prices for their manufactured prod
nets from our own people than they
sell them for abroad.
We demand enlargement of the pow
era of the interstate commerce com
mission, to the end that the traveling
public and shippers of this country
may have prompt and adequate relief
for the abuses they are subjected to
in the matter of transportation.
The Tariff Men.
We favor a reduction of the tariff
taxation upon trust-produced articles
to a point where foreign competition
may enter the American market
whenever and wherever trusts and
combines, seeking monopoly, raise
their prices to the American consum
er above the reasonable and just
profil by such reduction depriving
I rusts and monopolies ot the power
to extort from the American people.
under the shelter of the American law
prices higher than those charged for
eigners for the identical articles.
'I'oni'lien It. ! liM-Mflou.
We pledge ourselves to insist upon
the just and lawful protection of our
citizens at home and abroad, and to
use all proper measures to secure for
them, whether native born or natur
alized, and without distinction of race
or creed, an equal protection of the
laws and enjoyment of all rights and
privileges open to them under the cov
enants of our treaties of friendship and
commerce: and if under existing treat
ies tin; right of travel and sojourn is
denied to American citizens or recog
nition is withheld from American pass
ports by any countries on the ground
of race or creed, we favor the begin
ning of negotiations with the govern
ment of such countries to secure by
new treaties of th ir unjust discrl ini
Independence for I 'lliplnon.
We insist we ought to do for thr
Filipinos what we have already done
for the Cubans.
And if is our intent
as : nun as can oe none w:seiy ami I
afely for the Filipinos themselves and
after amicable arrangements with I
them concerning naval stations, coal
ing stations and trade relations, and
upon suitable guarantees or protection
to all national and international in-
terests to set the Filipino people upon olatiou to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cas
their fret, free and independent, to sens, who have just christened their
work out their own destiny. fifteenth child. They call it Theodore
The endeavor or the secretary of
war. by pledging the government's en-
dorseinent for "promoters" in the
Philippine inlands to make the I nited
States a partner in speculative exploit-
ation of the archipelago, which was
KANSAS CITY CAUGHT
Havoc by Wind and
Floods in Okla
homa. Kansas City, July 8. All the west
bottoms on the Missouri side, includ
ing the I'nion depot and the whole
sale district will be covered with
water before the day is closed. Tho
break in the Kaw near Armourdate
last night is sending tho current into
the bottoms. The water rose slowly
but undoubtedly will do great damage.
rainstorm started at Kansas City
and Westo Tepeka will send the Kaw
iml In OUIuliointi.
Oklahoma, City, July S. A water-
siont. accompanied hy t rrihc wind
passed through flint on, O. T.. and vi
cinity last night in which six persons
wen- killed, and several injured. Tho
Mr. and Mrs. John Flenner.
Mrs. Baker and three children.
All were drowned.
Reports from other points of west
ern Oklahoma tell of great damage by
MRS. MAYBRICK TO
SOON BE RELEASED
Liberty Before August 1
Prisoner on a Ticket of
London, July S. The Associated
Press has learned definitely that Mrs.
Florence Maybrick, as an ordinary
prisoner on a ticket of leave will be
released between now and August I.
SHIP FINDS MORE
Nineteen Rescued From Faroe Island
Off the Scottish
Lieth. Scotland. July 8. Nineteen
more survivors of the wrecked steam
er N'orge were picked up from a boat,
by a sailing ship landed on Faroe isl
HELD MAN FOR WIFE TO KILL
Pri-.oner Confesses That He Helped
Woman Murder Her Husband.
Walla Walla. Wash.. July S Frank
Holtman, under arrest here for tho
murder of Clarence Myers in Kansas
City, confessed last night Holtman
said that for years he and Mrs. Myers
had been friends, and, wanting to get
married, planned the murder. He
struck Myers with a club. "Then I
held him while his wife cut his throat
with his own razor.'" is his confession
as quoted. "After the crime I went to
my rootn. and after sleeping awhile
went to the depot and took an early
train. Mrs. Myers gave me money to
get away on."
UNWRITTEN LAW FREE8 HER
Acting Governor of Kentucky Pardons
Won-an Who Killed Rival.
Louisville, Ky July B. The "un
written law of Kentucky was cited
by Acting Gov. Home as his reason
for pardoning a woman who had kill
ed a rival for her husband's affections.
Ihe woman pardoned was Mrs. Nancy
May, a mountaineer, who was brought
here with a baby In her arms to serve
a penitentiary sentence of 10 years for
Killing .voce wmirn, to wnom airs.
May's husband had paid much atten-
Fifteenth Brings Congratulations.
Sterling, 111., July 8. President
Roosevelt, has sent a letter of eonerat-
Anti-Saloon Leaders Named.
Springfield, 111., July 8. The Anti-
Saloon League of Illinois has electerl
the following officers: President, tho
Rev. Horace Reed: vice presidents.
Samuel T. Brush, the Rev. Dr. John
Faville, Oliver W. Stewart; assistant
treasurer. Anna M. Atkire: sunerin-
l tendent, William H, kVudersgu. -e a j