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Snow and colder tonight, with colcf
wave. Wednesday fair, colder. Temper
ature at 7 a. m. 33; at 3:30 p. m. 15.
J. M. 8HERIER, Observer.
The Irgus Classi
fied Columns Tel
VOL'. LIV. NO. 60.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1904
PRICE TW0 CENTS.
ill EAST TO BEST COUNTRY BATTLES
with storm of in, shop and sleet
Railway, Telegraph and
MERCURY GOING DOWN
First General Blizzard of Sea
son and One of the Worst
Chicago. III.. Dec. 27. Ftw;. sleet.
rain and it now have demoralized rail
road boih steam and electric, telegraph
and telephone service -throughout a
large portion of the United States. In
Missouri. Wisconsin. Kansas, Nebras-'
ka, Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakota. Mon
tana, portions of Illinois. Oklahoma
and Indian Territory, a severe blizzard
prevails. High winds are drifting the
falling snow badly, and zero and by
low temperature adds to the general
The cold wave is gradually working
eastward and southward. Trains are
unable to keep to schedule time and
many points are entirely cut off from
the outside world as far as telegraph
and telephone service are concerned.
In eastern states sleet In causing much
(General Over .'rkraaka.
Omaha. Dec. 27. A blizzard is gen
eral over the greater part of Nebras
ka and western Iowa. The storm Is
especially severe in the northwestern
lart of Nebraska and on the ranges.
Terrific wind is blowing and the ther
mometer Is near the zero mark. A
thousand telephones arc out of work
ing order In Omaha where a heavy
sleet storm imeded communication,
both telegraphic ami telephonic. It is
the worst storm of the winter.
lama la Oraaa.
Des Moines, Iowa. Dec,
zard is blowing across the state with
unusual fierceness, piling snow drifts
high, breaking down telegraph and
telephone wires and delaying railwn;
trade heavily In Iowa today. The
storm grew in severity as the day
Snra Uelww at Maa ( It?.
Sioux City, Iowa. Dec. 27. A bliz
zard is raging In this irtion. The
thermometer registered 7 below zero
Blwaatlaataa la la It.
Bloomington. Dec. 27. The first se
vere snow storm of the winter raged
In central Illinois today. The heavy
rain was followed by a driving snow
storm. The temperature is rapidly
( Urr la aal llakala.
Pierre. S. !).. Dee. 27. The first se
vere stoftn of the winter has pre
vailed here since last night, with a
temperature of zero. Snow s drifting
FIRST SEVERE COLD
WEATHER OF YEAR
IN THE SOUTHWEST
Kansas City. Ma, Dec. 27. This ir
tkm of the southwest Is today in the
grasp of a genuine blizzard, the first
severe cold weather. It extended
through Missouri into Nebraska and
Iowa, the whole of Kansas and into
Oklahoma and Indian Territory. Snow
fell to a depth of nearly a foot, and.
driven by a high wind, drifted badly.
Tele plume and telegraph wires in all
directions were demolished by the
M. Jae Heard I'raa.
St. Joseph. Mo, IVt. 27. A severt
Mizzard prevailed here since mora
Ing. Street car traffic is demoralized.
.All trains arc late.
Bllard la (.
Ardmore, I. T.. Dec. 27. A blizzard
Is sweeping over In. Man Territory.
There was a drop of Si degrees. In
temperature yesterday and the cold is
At St. lmmm Amm.
St. Ixuis. Mo.. Dec. 27. A blizzard
struck Su Ixwls and vicinity today.
The temperature fell 2' degrees in less
than two hours. By tonight It is ex
pected the zero mark will be reached.
RAIN AND SLEET IN
EAST AFTER HEAVY
SNOW STOPS TRAINS
New York, Dec. 27. Rain and sleet,
following a heavy snow storm, have
played havoc with transportation fa
cilities and telegraph service.
Suburban trolley lines are almost
paralyzed and trains are reported late.
on every line. All through the east
and in Pennsylvania wires are coated j
J . k
LAWS OF flTED STATES HElJifra"
BE APPLICABLE TO
Washington, D. C. Dec. 27. In an
opinion rendered today by Assistant
Attorney "General Campbell, for the In
terior department, it is held the laws
IS LITTLE DOUBT
In Regard to Identity of Woman
Whose Body Was Found at
SISTER GIVES DESCRIPTION
Mrs. Bessie Bouton, of Syracuse, Was
Traveling With Milton Frank
lin, An Englishman.
Colorado Sorinsrs. Dec.. 27. In the
keeping of Milton Franklin, an Eng
lishman, the police believe is the secret
of the murder mystery of Mont Cutler,
The victim practically lias been identi
fied as Mrs. Itessie IJoulton, of Syra
cuse, N. Y. A few days before the body
was found, the features burned beyond
recognition, and every vestige of cloth
ing gone, she was known to have regis
tered with Franklin at a Denver hotel.
Franklin has disappeared
Identification, practically complete,
has been received from Mrs. C. It. Kem
ter, of Syracuse, and from the dead wo
man's sister, Mrs. Charles R. Nelson,
of Santa Barbara, Calif. Bot h declared
he gold dental work, the hair and the
shaie of the hands and feet of the mur
dered girl tally in every particular with
Mrs. Boulton's description.
( Irw Ultra By Mater.
Mrs. Boulton. according to her sis
ter's letters, was traveling with Frank
lin.as bis wife. She bad been a travel
ing saleswoman for. a manufacturing
gaged in selling manicuring supplies
when she met theEngllshman. . ',;
The Briton became Infatuated "'with
the woman.' and induced her to resign
her position and accompany him on a
pleasure trip to the coast. He is an in
valid. Mrs. Boulton expressed sym
pathy with' him, and finally agreed to
care for ti!m. -
Heeelved Maajr lit ft a.
Then Franklin showered gifts on her.
He gave her diamonds valued at close
to $1,000, a watch worth $o00 and other
Jewelry. She was plentifully supplied
with money by him. and showed Mrs.
Nelson a large sum when Franklin and
she visited he on their arrival to the
The intimacy continued until sheand
Franklin quarreled. Then they sepa
rated, it is believed, and Mrs. Boulton
introduced another man as her hus
band. She had striven to sell manicure
supplies to a druggist here only a few
days before the murder, and introduced
the man. The druggist declares he
bore no resemblance to Franklin, who
was more than six feet tall and of dis
May He la Kaslaad.
Franklin is said to have returned to
England. He formerly lived in New
Hartford. Colin., where he made his
home for a few months after coming
More evidence fixing the identity
of the murdered girl was found in Den
ver. Mrs. II. R. Crookson, a hairdress
er, declares that the day before the
murder Mrs. Bouton had her hair ar
ranged in exactly the same style as
the coiffure worn by the murdered girl.
ith ice. and the extra weight has
broken many of then.
Iulsville. Dec. 27. The south has
just received during the last 2J hours
the first soaking rain in many months.
Mountain streams are filling up. and
crops will be greatly benefited.
CELLULOID COLLARS BARRED
Santa Fe Railroad Trainmen Are For
bidden to Wear Them.
Kansas City. Dec. 27. Trainmaster
E. A. Austin, of the Santa Fe Railroad,
has isued an order forbidding the wear
ing of rubber and celluloid collars by
passenger trainmen, as he believes it
mill give the road a bad reputation.
This order follows other rales recently
promulgated with a view to a neat ap
pearance of the train crews. The com
pany reserves the right to tell a man tt
any time whether or not his clothes
look well enough to wear on duty.
Receiver For Company.
Coldwater. Mich, Dec. 27. The
Chandler Hardware company has been
placed In the hands of a receiver. The
.business was founded in 1838 by Albert
PANAMA CANAL ZONE
of the United States are not applica
ble to the Panama canal zone. It is
described in the opinion as not being
organized territory of the United
ANGRY AT ROGERS
"Frenzied Finance" Worries the Stan
dard Oil King Blames His
New York, Dec. 27. Considerable
interest is manifested in the report
that John D. Rockefeller is incensed
over the notoriety that H. H. Rogers
is receiving through the "Frenzied
Finance" revelations. It is reported
that Mr. Rockefeller is so angry over
the matter that it would not be sur
prising if he took steps to censure
the speculative members of his com
pany in a drastic manner. It is
thought in some quarters that if Rog
ers was dismissed from the Standard
Oil company and the rumor said that
Mr. Rockefeller would go as far as
this if necessary developments or a
highly sensational character would be
likely to result.
Mr. Rogers learned Thursday that
Mr. Rockefeller was displeased be
cause Mr. Rogers had announced his
intention of having Thomas W. Law-
son indicted. He quickly notified his
associates of Mr. Rockefeller's att
tudo and the contemplated suits were
Starts Appeal to Be Widely Circulated
For Freedom of Nan Pat-
Cleveland, O., Dec. 27. Mrs. G. M.
Jones of this city has started a peti
tion which is to be circulated through
the United States and Canada, pray
ing to Judge Davis in New York City
to quash the indictment against Nan
Patterson. Mrs. Jones is the woman
who started the petition praying for
the release of Mrs. Maybrick from
the English prison.
FIRM FAILS; HE SUICIDES
George S. Evans, Well Known New
York Broker, Takes His Life.
New York. Dec. 27. Made desper
ate by the failure of the American
Fuel conoration, of which he was tlu
secretary. George S. Evans, a broker
and promoter, ended his life in a ho
tel in Jersey City yesterday by shoot
ing himself in the head. His wife was
at the residence of her father in
Bloomfield. N. J., and when a messen
ger brought the announcement of the
tragedy she collapsed and now is in a
serious condition. Evans was well
known in New York's financial district.
When the company of which he was
secretary went out of business he is
said to have suffered heavy financial
loss and since then he had been de
spondent. He gave up a handsome home in
this city and Mrs. Evans went to the
home of her father.
C. F. DODGE COLLAPSED
Star Witness in Perjury Case Needs
Attendance of Doctors.
New York, Dec. 27. Charles F.
Dodge, who returned from Texaa last
week in charge of United States Mar
shal Hanson to answer a charge of
perjury, suffered a collapse yesterday
and physicians were called in consul
tation. During the remainder of the
day one of the physicians was in con
WAS SCHOOLMATE OF M'KINLEY
Former Department Commander of Il
linois Dead at 80 Years.
Belleville. 111.. Dec. 27. Gen. Wil
liam Henry Powell, former department
commander of the Illinois Grand Army
is dead here, aged 80. He was a
schoolmate of the late President Mc
Kinley. He raised a company and vol
unteered at the outbreak of the civil
war and was promoted until he reach
ed the. rank of brevet major general.
Carnival Queen is Wounded.
New Orleans. Dec. 27. Stella Le
vert, daughter of Gen. John B. Levert.
one of the wealthiest sugar planters
in the state, and' queen of the Mardi
Gras carnival, was shot in the back
last nlcht by a stray bullet while eele-
CHINA AND RUSSIA
THE SMUGGLING OF AMMUNITION
Three Million Rounds
' Seized Czar's Government Demands its Res
titutionSuch Attempts Frequent.
Pekin, Dec. 27. Russian officials
here demanded of the Chinese foreign
office yesterday the restitution of
000,000 rounds of ammunition ap
narently destined for Port Arthur
seized by the Chinese authorities at
Fenjtai near here four days ago. The
Russians assert the ammunition was
intended for the legation guard.
Will Take Stroaic.Vtaad.
It is learned at the foreign ofce
the Chinese intend taktag a strong
stand in view of the frequent attempts
to smuggle arms and ammunition.
Bales of wool containing cartridges
seized at Fengtai were consigned to
a European resident cf Pekin who is
now at Tein-Tsin taking part in an
investigation into the affair.
Jap Sally Itepnlaed.
London, Dec. 27. The Telegraph's
Chefoo correspondent says:
"A messenger from Port Arthur de
scribed the Japanese attack on the
evening of Doc. 22, wittt a light col
umn of 5.000 and many machine guns,
on the northern defenses. They dash
ed along the railway, carried trench
after trench and succeeded in reaching
the watercourse beneath the Payuisan
mountain, whence the Russian artil
lery worked .terrible execution. A
fierce bayonet fight occurred at mid
nisrht. A strong Russian force ad
vancing eastward of the Paulisan
mountain threatened the retreat of the
Japanese who, after a desperate strug
gle retired to the north leaving several
machine guns, 300 rifles. SO prisoners.
TO TRY RETALIATION
Will Persecute Northerners if - Con
gressmen Are Reduced Under
Ia Porte, Ind., 'Dec. 27. Congress-
nn Edgar Dean Crumpacker of this
district who will introduce a
bill in congress for a re
apportionment of tlie congres
states, is being deluged With threaten
ing letters written by prominent south
erners. The threat is openly made
that if the bill is enacted into law the
people of the south wifl retaliate by
ostracizing and persecuting the north
erners residing there. Mr. Crumpack
er says he will not be deterred from
making a fight for a reapportionment,
and he believes from the assurances
he has received that his bill will be
made a law.
WHITELAW REED IS TO
BE APPOINTED ENVOY
to Succeed Choate as Ameri
can Ambassador to
Washington, Dec. 27. Following a
conference between Secretary Hay, As
sistant Secretary Loom is and Ihe presi
dent yesterday it was formally an
nounced that Whitelaw Reid will suc
ceed Joseph II. Choate as ambassador
o Great Britain. Mr. Choate, it was
said, wished to return to New York to
resume the practice of law.
WEDS MAN SHE SAVED
Romance Begun in. Philadelphia
Reaches Cloiax in San Francisco.
San Francisco. Dec. I 27. An inno
cent cup of chocolate pressed to the
lips of a fover-to.ssed Jman won for
pretty Miss Emma Parfer, a Philadel
phia nurse, a husband aiul wealth. She
was married yesterday to Claude M.
Weaver of Columbus. Ohio, son of i
millionaire manufacturer. The bride
nursed Weaver throng!! an attack of
typhoid fever in St. Lute's hospital in
the City" of Brotherly ijove.
ACCUSED OF KILLING AUNT
Michigan Man Confesses, Sheriff Says,
To Murder of Relative.
Flint. Mich., Dec. 27.-f-Georgs Bearss
was arrest ed. and confessed. SherJIT
Davidson says, to the) murder of his
aunt, Mrs. Abel Brow, in her home
on a farm near Berville, last Friday.
Mrs. Brown's head ws crushed with
a whimetree. and shefwas stabbed tn
a number of places. The officers say
Bearss said he was Infatuated with
REV. LILLIS MADE A BISHOP
Consecrated at Kansas 'City to the Dio
cese of Leavenworth.
Kansas City, Mo., Iec 27. Rev.
Father T. F. Lillis, of Kansas City, at
the cathedral here today was conse-
crated bishop of the Roman Catholic
diocese of Leavenworth.
IN CLASH OVER
Destined for Port Arthur
It is estimated they lost COO killed
The Japanese halted near the ceme
tery and finding both their flanks had
carried all the works forming the out
lying range or main forts, they en
trenched on the small hills near the
Etse mountain under severe fire, which
caused them heavy losses.
yklrmlMB on Shakhe.
Mukden, Dec 27. Volunteers who
crossed the Shakhe river Friday, sur
prised a force of the enemy, killing
about 100 and taking 15 prisoners. The
Russian losses were trifling.
Aaka Time to ltrmovr Wounded.
London, Dec. Zi. A news agency
dispatch from Rome states that Gen.
Stoessel has appealed to Gen. Nogi
asking that hostilities be suspended
for 21 hours, and that he be allowed
that time to remove the wounded from
American Offleera Return.
Mukden, Dec. 27. Lieut. Col. Wal
ter S. Schuyler and Capt. Carl Reich-
man, United States military attaches
with Kuropatkin's army, have arrived
here, making the journey from Muk
den in 24 days. After completing
their formal calls they will leave im
mediately for Washington. Both of
ficers have personally seen, much
fighting have been present at the
battles of Vafangow, Liaoyang, and
Shakhe. They expressed satisfaction
with the treatment accorded them; but
as they left the front under pledge
not to reveal anything they had seen,
they consider it would be improper to
discuss the military situation.
SUSPECTED OF DOING
AWAY WITH WOMAN
Albert Carttrum, a Tennesseean, Held
at St. Louis for Poisoning
Louis, Dec. 27. Aggie Garrison,
25, of Detroit, is dead at a hotel
from poison. Albert Cart im,
2S, of Knoxville, Tenn., who was
with her when she swallowed poison,
is under arrest pending an investiga
tion. It is said the couple were engaged
to be married.
HAS AN ELOPERS' REFUGE
Tennessee Clergyman Who Has Mar
ried 1,590 Persons.
Bristol, Tenn., Dec. 27. In his new
home,' built for eloping pairs only, the
Rev. Alfred Harrison Burrouphs of
Bristol is now ready for any rush. He
moved into the building this forenoon,
and says the new home is entirely to
his likinjr. having been designed by
him and constructed under his person
Almost all of the 22 rooms are de
signed for the entertainment of bridal
pairs, so the noted sponsor for elopers
calculates that he will be prepared foe
almost any emergency.
Up to this time he has married 1.5'J )
persons, most of them runaways, and
business is on the increase by reason
of his far reaching fame as "the man
who ties 'cm together for better or
ADVANCE SCHEDULED IN ORE
Report that Price of Iron Will Go up
Cleveland, O.. Dec. 27. TheT Leader
today says that the price of iron ore
for the ensuing year will be between
50 end 73 cents a ton higher than it
was during the present year. This
statement the Leader says, was made
by one of the foremost ore producers
of the Lake Superior region.
EXPLOSION JARS AN OHIO TOWN
One Thousand Quarts of Nitro-Glycer-ine
Explodes Near Findlay.
Findlay. Ohio. Dee. 27 The maga
zine of the Bradford Glycerine com
pany north of Findlay, which contain
ed alout 1,000 quarts of nitroglycer
ine blew up yesterday, the explosion
shaking buildings in this city and do
ing considerable damage in the imme
diate vicinity of the magazine. It is
thought one person was killed.
Man Frozen to Death.
Cheyenne, Wyo.. Dec. 27. An un
known man has been found dead near
the union depot. He had apparently
frozen to death. The thermometer had
fallen during the night from 18 above
to 4 below zero.
Entertains a Prince,
Calcutta, Dec. 2
7. Lord Curzon. j
ceived Prince lna-,
viceroy or inoia. received t'rince ina-,
ya l uan. son or tne ameer or ai-
ghanfetan with great ceremony today
in the throne room of the government
CZAR'S UKASE PROMISES
DEATH LIMES III
Lima. Ohio. Dec. 27. J. W. GriSin
one of the wealthiest oil operators of
this city, vice president of the Lima
Trust company, was electrocuted in
his bathroom here today. He reeeivCjl
a heavy shock of electricity, the con
tact being made by an iron register
and electric light chandelier.
AT XMAS REVELS
Ten Fatal Shootings in Various
Parts of the Country
WEST VIRGINIA IS STRENUOUS
Bloody Fights at Dance and at Holi
day Exercises in a
Huntington, W. Va., Dec. 27. As
result of a man dancing with another
man's girl without asking his permis
sion four men are dead am! two are
seriously injured at Grangers, Logan
county. The dead:
JOHN AND MARVIN HART.
Injured: William Riley, Henry
Turberville. probably fatally.
Did Mot Aik I'ermlMMion.
The tragedy occurred at a dance
after a Christmas entertainment in
the church at that place. Martin
Johnson asked Lucy Atkins, whom
'1 urbcrville had taken to the dance
with him, but kuH nothing to her es
cort. As the music ceased. Turberville
called Johnson's friends. A general
shooting followed in which more than
20 shots were flred. The pistol battle
was ended by Johnson's friends, who
were iu minority, fleeing. The dead
and wounded men were taken to their
homes on stretchers. Tho sheriff and
a number of deputies arrived on the
scene soon after but so far no war
rants have been issued.
llloody Kilt tat in Church.
Williamson, W. Va.. Dee. 27. A
Christinas tree entertainment at a
church in Nolan was brought to a
sudden close by a bloody fight in
which one man was killed and two
others fatally wounded.
Three Hilled In HUnoU. i
Madison, I'd., Dec. 27. Three men
killed, one seriously injured, a street
car hold up and many petty offenses
served to keep the police of Madison
Venice and Granite City, known as tri
cities, busy. One killing was the re
sult of race riot, the other two grew
out of trouble between Roumanians.
Vienna Hears From Several Sources
That Unfortunate Countess End
ed Life Near Veny
London. Dec. 27. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Vienna says it is ru
niored from several sources that the
countess of Montignoso. formerly the
Crown Princess of Saxony, who a few
days ago was expelled from that coun
try, whither she had gone in an at
tempt to see her children, has com
mitted suicide near Venice. These
reports arc not confirmed and ate not
HISTORIANS AND ECONOMISTS
Four Hundred Learned Men Discuss
Chicago, 111., Dec. 27. The finances
of the country, the tariff and the
'open shop" will be discussed by the
gnat educators of the United ht.ates
at the annual meeting of the Ameri
can Historical and American Lcono-
mic association in session at tho Uni
versity of Chicago this week. Four
hundred leading historians and econo
mists of the country are attending the
REMOVE SLAYER; NO LYNCHING
Officers Outwit Mob When Man Kills
Wife and Son.
Lynchburg, Va., Iic. 27. James
. liiunuuj, ncuiuiu aiuifi, vi
taken to Roanoke to prevent lynching
after the coroner's Jury had returned
alter tne coroners jury naa returned j
a verdict mat ne muraerea nis wire
and adopted sn yesterday and burned
his home to remove the evidence of
Long Awaited Reply to
the Zemstvos De
mands. TAKES MIDDLE GROUND
Will Refer All Requests to
Council of Ministers for -Consideration.
Principal Reforms Promised
Emperor Nicholas, in his long
expected ukase concerning pro
posed reforms in the Russian em
pire, makes the following promises:
Full and equitable enforcement
of existing laws.
Zemstvos to have the fullest pos
sible measure of self-government.
Consideration of a scheme for
Liberty of the press to be ex
tended. Full legal trial of all persons ac
cused. St. Petersburg, Dec. 27. Emperor
Nicholas' long expected reform ukase
was issued last night. The document
deals with practically all subjects
brought to the emperor's attention by
memorial of the congress of the zem
stvos' presidents held here last month.
and while not specifically pledging the
government to carry out the various
reforms in their entirety, as demanded
by the memorial, it promises that each
shall be referred to a council of min
isters, with orders to report promptly
on the fullest, measures of relief which
can be accorded upon the various sub
jects. One of the questions not touched by
tho ukase is that of constitutional as
sembly. Neither is the Jewish religion
specifically mentioned, though freedom
for all creeds or sects, whether i:hria-
tian or otherwise, Is among the sub
jects which will be dealt with.
The various subjects will be refer
red to a committee for report.
dmiM .Need of ItefumiM.
The ukase says In part:
"Surveying the wide domain of tho
lioople's uttermost needs, we regard
as urgent in the interest of the legal
strengthening of civic and public life:
First The adoption of effective
measures for safeguarding law in Its
full force as the most iniortant pillar
of the throne of the autocratic empire,
in order that its inviolable fulfillment
for all alike shall be regarded as first
duty by all authorities and in all places
subject to us. that Its non-fulfillment
fchall inevitably bring with it legal re
sponsibility fur every arbitrary act.
and that persons who have suffered
wrong by such acts shall be enabled to
secure legal redress.
More Potter to niunl-iNlft Irn.
"Second That local and municipal
institutions should be given as wide
scope uh possible in the administration
of various matters affecting loeal wel
fare, and that they, should have con
ferred upon them necessary independ
ence, within legal limitations, and that
representatives of all sections of tho
population interested in loral matters
should lie called upon, under equable
conditions, to take part in those Insti
tutions with a view to the compictest
satisfaction possible of their needs.
Resides governments and Kerne t von
district institutions hitherto existing,
there should also be established In
close connection wiili them public in
stitution for the administration of h
cal affairs in localities of smaller ex
tent. Court Should be Independent.
Third That in order to secure tho
equality of persons of all. lasses be
fore the law, steps should bo taken to
bring atotit the necessary unification
of judicial procedure through the em
pire, and to assure the independence
of 1 ho courts.
"Fourth That for further dcvclott-
merit of measures introduced by us for
protection of workmen In factories,
workshops and commercial establish
ments, attention Is to be given to the
question of the introduction of state
Insurance for workmen."
itevialwa of I.nta.
The fifth paragraph suggests a revis
ion of the laws enacted "at the time of
the unparalleled outbreak of criminal
activity on the part of the enemies of
public order," so as to circumscribe the
a unheal on of thew) taw uithin
narrowest issible limits and for the
L - ssurance that the .limitation ,.f iw.
a-ssurance that the limitation of the
rights of private rersons Involved in
( jlU application shall onlv t. t-rmit
(Continued on 1'a.gm Eight.)