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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 45.
TUESDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
A TALK OVER
Reply of Secretary Knox
is to be Couched in
PROTEST CANAL TOLLS
London Newspaper Favors
Submission of the Ques
tion to the Hague.
Washington, Pec. 10. Secretary
Knox today got down to a careful study
of the objections raised by Sir Edward
;rey to th Panama Mil. Mr. Knox
ill prepare a reply to the British
lio'e. It will be in the same friendly
tone an was Grey's communication, en
tirely lacking a:iy elements of belliger
ency. Today is regular cabinet meet
ing day. nnd the subject will be up for
liil.riiial discussion by President Taft
iiiU the official family.
i'i hui.v rra-rxiAitr.
It is known the president does not ' ,
regard the subject aH one affecting the'0f
vital Interests of the I'nited Slates
b-it rather as of purely pecuniary con
sorjuenco, and therefore not among
the prohibited subjects mentioned in
the existing arbitration treaty with
Oreaf Britain. Therefore while the
result may not be reached immediate
ly, it Is probable in the end the ad
li'iius'ri.ti(iii will hold that the ques
tion at issue Is clearly an arbitable
The next step will be to negotiate
villi the British ambassador with a
vn w to preparing a draft of an agree
t.iont specifying the matter to be ar
bitrated. This necessarily will go to
t ie sena'p for approval.
Mil. I. IIKHM (HHMTKNT.
The administration has no asstir-j
pn-e the senate will approve such an
K.,i --ni-iii, tint it is understood the
Resident's attitude is ho in bouud by
the arbitration treaty and feels It his
ut to assume any responsibility and
not pass that obligation along to his
It is said the president feels that
hl.nild the senate withhold approval ,
cf any arbitration agreement he will
linve maintained his record as a con-
, . . . . . . . , . a
plrtetit ndvocnte of the principle of
r- nletnent of international deputes by
. . .......
M bit rat ion.
MITB IS RF. K1VEO.
tlreat Britain's formal note of pro
test against that section of the Pana
cruu canal act which exempts Anierl
c 11 ti coastwise shipping from payment
.! lolls for passing through the P&nii
I'iit c1111.1I. a do-umeiit written by Sir
i:d.aid Grey, British minister for for
eign affairs, was presented to Secre
tnry of State Knox last night by the
British ambassador, James Bryce, who
read the not word for word to the
ht-cretary at the latter's home. It is
nn elaboration of the points of objec
tion in the note presented to the state
department last July.
In brief these objections are:
That, while It was cloarly In viola
linn of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty
rither to remit or refund tolls on all
American shipping using the canal,
the same objection probably would
fipply M the coastwise trade shipping
1n vUiu rt the nrohahlrt lmnossibllit v
-t rrsming reguiationss mat wouia
rot reult. In a preference to American
Al l, rAI)l4 RODl EXEMPT.
in addition to supporting these
j-oints by long arguments. Sir Edward
Grey Indicates very clearly that strong
resistance will be offered to any at,
tempt, to exclude from the canal Brit
ish ships owned by Canadian railroads
cr whose owners may be gui'.ty of vi
olating the Sherman anti-trust act.
He holds that this section of the act
rannot apply to British shipping, but
enly to I'nited States vessels.
Sir Edward also Indicates In h's
rote that underlying the objection tojPtantlne lodge No. 22 In Michigan in
the exemption from toll of American
coasiwlte ships is an apprehension
that in the future the principle might
be extended to cover American shlpit
la the foreign trade.
Otherwise the not Is de-roted at
r-.st entirely to an effort to demon
strate that any such exemption of
American shipping as Is proposed Is
in direct conflict with the terms of
the Hay-Paunoefote treaty and that
I'resident Taft was clearly wrong
hen he took the contrary view.
AHHITRtTlOX IS PROPOSED.
Generally, the British note might be
summed tip as a clear definition of
the difference between the two rot-
rnmen's regarding the construction
of the H.iv-Paunrefot treaty, wind
ire up i'h a proposal that th issues
sliould be settled by arbitration, pro-
!d d tli.it rher cannot be adjusted
b mu'ii?. imreen-.ent for which a way
Secr. to-y Knox listened attentively
to the r .id ng of the note snd prom- hi.r band's arms. A strand of the wo-; tution. The adoption of these Bristow sive state committee and the progres-1 w itb and sunk an unknown steamer to- to obtain as beggars more sympathy
lse.l to -ike the matter under care-' man's hair frozen to the Ice kept the amendments including that providing: sive members-elect of tie Illinois gt-n-jday off this port. The Centurion's from the public. When neighbor's, a
f jl consideration, which he f?!t wouid bodies from being- lost. Tilseth was for the direct election of United States eral assembly. . bows were damaged and it is returfir trac'el by tte child's screams, arrived.
require some t me. It has been stronT
ly taUffitod ia official circle, how -
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair and much colder tonight and
Wednesday with a cold wave tonight.
The lowest temperature tonight will
be about 10 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 35. Highest
yerterday. 37, low-est last night 33.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 14 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m 60, at 7j
a. m. 6. I
Stage of water 2.3 a fall of .5 in last !
J. M. 5HERJER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun sets 4:33. rises 7:14. Evening
stars: Venus, Jnplter, Saturn. Mora
ine stars: Mars, Mercury.
ever, that It was the president's inten
tion to settle this important question
before closing his administration,
either by recommending that the n
ate agree to submit it to arbitration,
or, preferably, by the more direct,
means of an agreement between the
two nations, referred to in today's i
British note. '
The ambassador was accompanied i
by Mr. Innes, the counsellor and first
cenary oi me emoassy. ana in reaa-
ing the entire British note to the sec-j .
retary followed precisely the instruc
tlon of Sir Edward Grey, the writer cf
comment i.odov '
London. Dec. 10. Newspapers today
an ifirr iu m- i auauia canal question. :
The Pall Mall Gazette, conservative, j
"Grey's disDateh should nrnyirle nm.
Kround8 for a rt.tl!rn to the paths
The Westminster Gazette. lileral. de-
clines to believe a prophecy cabled
from New York that if arbitration
should be asked for, the Cnited States
i senate would refuse It. "We cannot
conceive a difficulty more nicely suit
able to arbitration by The Hague tri
Lansing, Mich.. Dec. 10. Reprcsen-1
tative E. Olin Young of the Twelfth!
congressional district was reelected !
d cause or a lecumcallty, according to
the official election results announced
i7 me state board or canvassers. grntulated them on what had been
The unofficial returns gave the elec- accomplished in the short time since
tion to William J. McDonald, a pro-jtho pcrty was organized, and gave
giessive. It developed, however, th.w)e for the future. He did not refer
tmilots In Ontonagon countv erroif-V;
eo-jsly carried the name of
Wllliam J. McDonald" as the progres-!
sive candidate. The board held to the
x,,.w nf Unreme court riocisinn on a
" v -
8'inilar question, that those votes must
ue uuunieu lor me name mat appear-1 5
ed on the ballot, thereby taking away j
4.8 vnt.l trnm William T MrhaM'a;
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i.iLig 1 uuug a yiuraiiiy
YOUNG DENIES HE AIDED
IN BOSTON EXPI frcinrMS'lfon and for ,nat ver- reason e con-
DWOlUli CArLUolUIVO ! . ... .... .
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 10. Accused
as an active promoter of explosions in,
eastern cities, Michael Young of Bos-!
ton testified in his own behalf in the
"dynamite" trial today that he never!
Manigal had said when he caused the
explosion at a new opera house in
Boston, Young met him and showed
bim where to put the explosive.
ENORMOUS INSURANCE IS
PLACED ON WAR HAZARDS
Loudon. Dec. 10. An enormous )
amount of insurance covering risks of ;
' wnr And civil rnmm.itlAn hag ln
, - " " ' ,
,r I t? y".,?nn7'
v 1 1 ' i'i vi t 1 1 . n ii iivuilt'l, Ult IA.US-
ela and Austria-Hungary. Vnderwrii-
ere describe the insurance the most
extensive ever placed in connection
v ith any crisis. Buildings connected
With the Oil. lumber and brewerv
of Austria-Hunrv wp in.,,;.'
ed for large amounts. One risk alone
represented fl, 250,000.
Oldest Odd Fellow Dead.
Rockford, 111.. Dec. 10. Dennis P.
Gray, believed to be the oldest Odd
r inw n thA unrM ia od e o 7
tars. Mr. Gray affiliated with Con -
j If 47, and had since been actively in -
terested in the society. He assisted
in buUdlng the first wagons used on
the pony express
points to Chicago.
IN DEATH, TAKEN
FROM ST. CROIX
Hudson. Wis.. Dec. 10. The bodies
0 A Tilseth and wife, who left
here late Sunday night for their horns ', try when important legislation is
in Lakeland, and were to cross the 'blocked by adroit political manipula
tor Croix river on skates, were found . tion and the right of the people, after
; late last night by searchers
j eg were In the channel of the river
and when taken from the water the:
; woman's body was embraced In her
prtsenger agent lor the St.
i road t Lakeia&d,
Keynote is Sounded at
STILL WARS ON BOSSES
Declares None of Men Who En
gineered Chicago Convention
Should Be Trusted.
Chicago, Dec. 10. Even aisles and
other standing room was filled when
the conference of the progressive par
lv ,vas formally called to order today
ir the auditorium of the LaSalle ho-
Chairman Dixon spoke
was followed by Colonel
Loose elt with a keynote speech.
PARTY II Kit K TO STA1.
Theodore Koosevelt made plain to
day that the program of the progres
sive party does not contemplate mak
ing terms with the republican party
a a party. He said in effect that the
i:ew party had come to stay and ex
pected eventually to attract to its ban
tier the progressives who still gave
allegiance to republican and demo
As to leadership. Colonel Roosevoft
seid events of the next year or two
jtiuld be trusted to develop the best
r.ien, who must be chosen without
reference to their own desires, but
so'ely with regards to the needs of
! MrT TO 11K TRl'STKIl.
j Progressives in congress and state
legislatures were urged to get together
and push legislation, but were also
counselled to support legislation that
nuuiu v ai i uui iuc yi iui j j-jitto ji i
new party regardless of what party
might introduce It. Addressing the
progressive national committee and
other leaders, Colonel Roosevelt con-
dwplt briefly on the China en rnnven-
tion. He said: "The men who took
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lllll I 111, UIUI.IVU I ' ' Jl V.I..1UW11T M (1I1U
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fr-niiiJi st'ii lie iiihii in i meat:! fiiii-
mention should never again be trusted
men who believe in honesty.
HOI. I) WITH l.l( OI..
1 i,tj v v.n t
t- aicu ujiu w it 11 Ai'iaumii ini'
h1rrafniiT,naadnHnefi,nly tTt T ness stand. Today he said j Schnackenberg 'of Chicago, Ezra E.
heirs of Lincoln s principles that the i , , , .. , . ... . ,,
people are the masters of the consti-1 ,here was no I'lot to mnrdr RsentnaL Ml7 f Naperville and Henry B. I ar
turion. We believe in the c.onstitu- n ,he ntrary he said, the gunmen o of Geneva
I IVllipLUUUBlJ' LUI U81 ilBlUtr llit fllUJ LS Ul
the reactionaries to turn it into a
f.jsh fQr the ODStructjon of justice I
Tne constitution wa9 created to se-;
cure justice and we refuse to allow
i i to be so perverted as to become a
Every proposal we have made for ap
plying and adapting the constitution
to our present needs is a proposal to
save the constitution by making it
a more efficient instrument for seciir-
ivr justice for all tfcc people.
"The so-called conservatives w ho ob-'
j ct to our methods of applying the
ci nstitution stand on an exact level
wJth their predecessors, the so-called
of 50 years ago, the
the 13th amend-
' . ment on the ground that the 'old con
st. tut ion was good enough for them.
Fiftv VWfJ ago conservatives'
,,c v.. OMt,ilm
v Uon perpetuated chattel slavprv for
.. . .. .
D,acK men- e corresponamg con-
scrvatlves or tnaav cnammon an in -
, tnM(!1,inn r th- n,i,i -M.h
pprpetuates industrial slavery
v. "i:ite women and children.
aposti.es of reaction.
"The men who fight such proposals
as we nave made to 6ecure justice
: th court do Injustice are as'
emphatically the apostles of reaction
!at - were lne mea wuo r a,rle(i today, whv thev should not beIJ-v "'aenes with Samuel Cntermeyer,
I d tended the Dred Scott decision by : ; . , ' rnnf -'. ;n mvinc- nnh-'the committee's ' counsel, about the
tco supreme court and sought to pre -
vent the prohibition of slavery by the
constitution. I believe that the pro
gressive party and all good citizens
and ill believers in genuine popular
rule, should heartily support the pro
posed constitutional amendment re
cert ly introduced by Senator Bristow
to secure the people of the United
States proper control of their own
RIGHT OP APPEAL.
"These amendments embody the
f iindamentals of the progressive posi
tion on popular rule. If adopted in
principle they will secure the right
to appeal to the people of the coun
due deliberation, and without tinneces-
, sary and long drawn delay and pro-
custlnatlon, to make and to inter
pret the purpose of their own consti -
senators, will make It comparatively:
Jl.c&6J. 10 iLur? tb asaga of deslr -
It would hurt you deeply if it were said that because of your failure to do your part
such a scene occurred in a Rock Island home. You mean to be unselfish and to aid in dis
pensing cheer among the poo: children of your city at the Christmas season, but some
times you forget. The Argus is simply reminding you of your duty. Either write The Argus
Santa Clau3 Fund committee for names of poor children to whom you may personally play
Santa Claris or send your check and leave it to the committee to see to it that the gifts are
purchased and delivered.
OF A DRUNK?
New York. Dec. 10. "Bridgie" Web
ber, one of the informers whose testi
mony convicted Lieutenant Becker and
four gunmen of the murder of Gam
bler Rosenthal, returned from Havana
today and issued a statement repudia-
' , : I mon w. ..f -!,, Vc t . 1 ,1
nl TO Ule Ji0tel w'vopoie to irigiu-
en the gambler, but two got drunk and
the fatal shooting reeul-ed. Assistant
District Attorney Moss, who conduct-j
f d Webber's examination on the stand,
said he was amazed at the statement.
able laws and to keep them In effi
cient shape on the statute books."
flEI'KATS Ol!HT ATTACK.
! Roosevelt repeated and emphasized
I bis criticisms of the Idaho supreme
j co-irt ruling tne progressive electors
from ,hp n,lot- Not to have criticis -
e.l the dec'iiion, for Which several
. . . . ,
I.013-? editors wuo quoeea me coio-
j "el s strictures have been cited for
contempt, wouiu nae oeen cowardly,
i aavocatea mat me progressive
pa'ty Fend the best lawyers obtain-
nW t0 Idaho t0 fiKht tlle cafe" be
; ccntinued. He concluded amid tu-
nu,ltous cheere. j
1 H Gihenn nf Paldwll Irlaho roso
."" .c., -v.v.....e
i be said:
"The supreme court of Idaho, in
stead of being in position to cite ed
itors for contempt, should be in
BOI.F. EDITORS ITKU.
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: ha, e tQ Wa t'he iipreme court
,., '' Roosevelt's views of the de -
, ci. ;on of the court which kept
i Rcosevelt electors off the official bal
lot SELECT ANDREEN
TO DRAFT BILLS
Augmstana President Member
of Committee to Assist
cnxago. Liec. riiteen memners
of a committee bich will draft bills
tcr presentation on the opening day :
of th? legislative session were named '
j yesterday at meetings of the progres-
T'jis action was taken in line wih
ja Euje&u&a ma43 b Colonel Ki -
velt during his remarks before the
state committee and legislators-elect.
Members of the committee include
three laymen, three attorneys and two
women nameduy the state commit
tee. The members-elect of theJL'gi&lOi
ture selected seven from their own
The laymen on the committee are
Charles E. Merriam, Chicago; Gustav
Andreen, Hock Inland, and B. F. Har
ris. ' Champaign. The attorneys are
E. B. Burling, A. M. Kales and Don
ald Michberg, all of Chicago. The
women nienbers are Mrs. Raymond
Kobins and Miss Jane Addams.
Members of the legislature on the
committee are Senator Walter Clyde
Jones, Senator-elect George W. Harris
and Representatives-e'ect John M.
CnrrQTI 17 P7 T 1 InvH nnH Flmor T
w -'P"""" ..osepu lhhw ui
Champaign, republican member of the
last legislature, who withdrew
the republican ticket to accept
progressive nomination, presided.
I r-nly progressive member-elect not in
I attendance was Charles S. Graves of
the Evanston district, who is ill.
addition to the two senators and 24
out of 25 elected to the house as pro
gressives. Charles G. Hutchinson of
Chicago, elected on the republican
ticket with the indorsement of the
j progressives, was on hand.
1 All the progressive members-elect
sienpd a tilfdirft to wnrk trarolhpr nn
matters of legislation and in the or.
1 ganization of the senate and house,
i There was considerable discussion
i relative to plans for organizing the
senate and house, but. no definite plan
of ac'ion was mapped out.
A QUIZ WITNESS
Washington. Dec. 10. Walter E.'
president of the Corn Exchange
:HJt k of N'pw Ynrk a nI rrtu.ifiit nf
tht v- vt-l-
! first witness todav at thP money irBt'"tiTe8 of the Grand Trunk railway
! investigation, and" bad a series of live -
' rower which clearing houses e;
Frew declared he
did nnt adniit the
! clearing house committee has auto-
j crane powers." and held that a bank;
! coulu only be temporarily excluded
j rom the clearing house by the com-J
Irittee. and that that body did not
have fii,al decision as to expulsion.1
I Fien- rdmitted that a bank suspended !
i by the clearing house could not "clear";
j through another clearing house bank.!
Unfilled Steel Tonnage.
New York. Dec. 10. L'nrilli-J ton-
j c?ge of the steel corporation on Nov.;
30 was 7.S52.&S2 tons, an in"rease of-
j 2?S 503
j 2?S.503 over Oct. 31, the largest ton -
' ru-ge ever reported oa the bock3 of
Battleship Sinks Gteamer.
Devonport. England. Dec. 10.
British battleship Centurion collided
!: g tere. The sunken steadier was
ia Email vesseL
ROAD DEAL IS
Washington, Dec. 10. Hearing upon
Representative O'Shaunesey's resolu
tion for a congressional Investigation
of an alleged New England traffic deal
between the New York, New Haven &
Hartford and Grand Trunk railroads
was begun today before the public
mles committee. O'Shaunessy opened
tl.e hearing by making a prepared
statement. He said:
"It Is time for a complete Investi
gation, not only of the recent exhibi
tion of ingrained vicious practice but
of all transactions on the part of this
railroad company (New Haven) which
has given to the people the monstros
ity of a waterlogged corporation with
cji responding diminution of effective
"The primary purpose of my reso
lution for the appointment of seven
Members elected by the house is to
investigate the causes which led to
the cessation of work in Rhode Island
and other New England states of rail
way construction on the Southern
i iM W
England Railway oompany."
" OVinimnuir-ir .4 Anl v rA V rt. Via TXT ma I
j -farted work amid general rejoicing
a-l (i fond expectation that a real rival
at last challenged the monopolistic
' supiemacy of the New Haven road
The diabolical hand of monopoly,
v.hich brooks no interference, is re
vr.iled in an abandoned project on
which X 1,500,000 had been spent, and
on which total expenditures of $4,000,-
! 0 o had been contracted by way of
dan. ages, condemnation suits for in
j volved property and repairs. Striking
i. , , ,
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vbc. no ooudl,
conferred with the ex
iln tbat city'"
Stock Market Demoralized.
New York, Dec. 10. Orders to sell
stocks poured in on brokers today and
in the first hours of trading the mar
ket was in a semi demoralized condi
tion. Prices broke to a low level in
the present downward movement.
OUT BABE'S EYES
TO GAIN MONEY
f; ce-rere, r ranee, uec. iu. a mau
and his v: t-.. living in the village of
Lave, in Catelonia, .were arrested yes
terday for gouging out the eyes of their
-year-oiJ child, with the object of ren-
. d-;r;ng it more pitiable, and thus able
they found it already blinded and other-
iv. ibe cuu.a'td.
LIFE IN DOEL
"Kinney" Bergin, Noted
Safe Blower, is Killed
RENDEZVOUS IS RAIDED
Frank Halloway, Involved in
Canadian Bank Robbery,
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 10. In a po
lice raid on a house in the outskirts
today, "Kinney" Bergen, believed to
!( a widely known safe blower, was
k'lied by detectives. Frank Hallaway,
an alleged robber and swindler; "Tex"
Wallace, Jack Monday and a woman
Bergen was killed after a spectacu
lar escape. Detectives surrounded the
house and captured the other mem
bers without any trouble. But Ber
gen, vowing not to be taken alive, di
rected a Bteady fire at the police, drove
them back and leaped from a garret
window. Surviving a 85-foot Jump,
Bergen got away. A short time after
ward he returned to the house. De
tectives surrounded him and a pistol
duel followed. Bergen was killed.
Halloway, recently arrested In Chi
cago, made an alleged confession of
aluing In the robbery of the New
Westminster. B. C, bank, when $300,
000 was stolen. He confessed, it is
BRld, to avoid being taken to RuBk.
Toxas, where he had been sentenced
fo seven years for safe blowing. Ho
pleaded Illness while being taken to
a hospital, jumped from a fast mov
ing train and escaped.
RECORD IN OKLAHOMA.
Oklahoma City. Okla.. Dec. 10.
Frank Halloway first gained notoriety
In Oklahoma when he killed Ed Starr,
another bank robber, at Tulsa in 1908.
Hnlloway was acquitted at his prelim
In a fight In Oklahoma City three
years ago Tlalloway shot two of his
pais and was himself badly wounded.
WOMEN FOR WAR
SERVICE IS URGED
Copenhagen, Dec. 10. Fight for. the
introduction of military service for
women is In contemplation by the wo
men of Denmark as a sequel to their
expected victory In a struggle for wo
Mrs. Emma Cad, a well known suf
fragist authoress, shows from condi
tions in the Balkans how an effective
corps of trained women could take
care of nursing and provisioning the
army much better than the work is
done at present.
WOMAN'S BODY IN STATE
IN THE COLORADO CAPITOL
Denver, Col., Dec. 10. For the first
time in the history of Colorado the
body of a woman will lie In state in
the rotunda of tbe capltol today. Mrs.
Julia Von Der Helth Welles Is to re
ceive this public tribute. The guard
of honor will be composed of promi
nent women. Mrs. Welles was re
sponsible for the creation of a state
traveling library of which she was
president and was noted in philan
Promotion for Goettials.
Washington, Dec. 10. A bill was in
troduced In the senate today to create
a major generalship for Colonel Goe
thals, builder of the Panama canal.
Taft Is thinking of offering the gov
ernorship of the canal zone to Goe
thala. Robbery Suspects Taken.
Peoria, 111., Dec. 10. Two negroes
v ere arrested here on suspicion of
having robbed Joseph Merochnlck, a
New York diamond merchant of 27,
f.n'i worth of uncut diamonds and
I.eoo in currency in Chicago Sunday
ni-ht. One of the negroes had four
Washington The supreme court de
cl:nel to postpone consideration, set
for Jan. 6, of the conviction of Charles
I. Heike, formerly secretary of the
Am erican Sugar Refining company, on
charges of conspiracy to defraud the
government of sugar duties.
Kingfisher, Okla. Four golden-
' I:c:ided eagles were brought here by
farmers who cepmred thorn and killed
i a fifth in the Gyp hills northwest of
; here. The farmers said a flo'-k of eev
j en of the birds had their aeries In tbe
' hills and have been tarrying off small
; Eock in such T.umbers that the peo
' pie organized to exterminate item.
i Tacoma The Blue Funnel liner Bel
' leropbon sailed from Yokohama for
Tacoma bringing what is said to be
the largest shipment of raw silk ever
to cross the Pacific, valued at $2,075,-