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THE TlOCK IS! i AND AKGUS. THURSDAY. '"JANUARY 9. 1890.
Cook Stoves Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
lgfEstimates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, Rook Island, Ills.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plash Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Window Shades at Cost
BIQ BARGAINS in Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out our Stock in Twenty Days.
UNTIL JAN. 1.
With every order of Cabinet Photographs we will present an extra
Pboto handsomely framed In a sold furnished frame, well worth $1.00.
We would suggest that parties who wish to send Photos abroad for
the Holidays would do well to engage a sitting at an early date.
To 1725 Second Avenue,
Yon are invited to call at the corner of Brady and Sec
ond street, Davenport, and get a good warm pair of
You can save MORE than your street car fare. Make
a New Year's resolve to go and try it.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
lias opened his New and Bpacious
No. 1C20 to 162C Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
(VAll kind of drinks ai well an Ala and Porter, and the well known drink "Half and 'alf," the
oulv place la the clijr where 700 can get It.
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS.
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
AS TO THE CANAL.
The Question as to Terminus Set
A Pi-ojeet rearel Beaeflt ofRqaal
Advaataae ts all lisrallttea A
Crawl Press ap tae Hirer.
Ti e Clinton Herald of a recent date
cont lined the following:
H;nnepin will never be dug till there
is agreement on terminus; bat Davenport
and Rock Island, which have done all
that has been done for the canal, will
never concent to a northern terminus,
and the northern section will never coo
sent to the Rock Island terminus. And
so Hennepin is likely to fall between two
stoo s, as it were.
To this, the Davenport Democrat-Ga-ettt
The day for talking about terminal
points has gone by. A government com.
mission has recommended and the see re
tary of war has practically approved the
mouth of Rock river as the western ter
minus. This was done independently of
any local influence and after a full con
side -ation of the advantages offered by
the Meredosia and Watertown routes.
In till the years this question has been
before the country, Davenport has earn
estly advocated the building of the canal
by any route. It would bs of great prao
tical benefit to the country, whether lo
cate 1 fifty miles above this city or below
it. The geography ofrwbe country favors
the route chosen. 80 does the com
mercial importance of this (tri-city)
busioess center, the largest between
St. Louis nd St. Paul. Another argu.
meet is the national armory and ar
seniJ designed for a great manufacturine
plat t. The interests of the people could
not intelligently be overlooked in an im
provement for the benefit of the people.
6 the criticism of the Clinton Herald
has nothing to rest upon. And even if
thtrs were a foundation the talk indulged
in by the Herald would be simple. Hen
nepin is not likely to fall. It is further
advanced today than it has been since the
first bill was introduced in congress some
twe lty years ago. Not only have several
surveys been made by the government
but the location has been fixed. The ob
ject now to be accomplished is to secure
an i.ppropriation for the begianiog of
acli al work. If the Clinton papers have
in t-ie past been supporting the project
on t.ccount of its national importance
and not on the ground of some purely
local benefit to be realized they will
now dip their oars deeper and pull hard
er for it than they have ever done.
Tie great northwest ought to send
such a demand to Washington that con
gress dare not ignore it. Boards of trade,
bus neas men's associations, farmer's al
liances, city councils and state legisla
tures ought to at once adopt resolutions
in support of the measure and forward
then to senators and congressmen. The
farmers and shippers of heavy goods are
to ba directly benefitted through reduced
rate j and increased prices for their corn
and other grains. When these two
clashes are benefitted the people generally
are helped. It is an exceedingly narrow
and selfish position for any newspaper in
the aorthwest now to talk about terminal
poit ta. The time for discussion of that
nattre has gone by.
Tie Gorman's celebrated spectacular
minrtrcls appear at Harper's theatre to
niglt. The Wheeling. W. Va , RegUUr
Tie entertainments at the opera house
yesterday by the Gorman minstrels were
so different from the usual minstrel per
formance, and so enjoyable withal, that
much more space than can be afforded in
this issue would be used to advantage in
reporting the excellence and attractive
near of the performances. The first part
con ained the greatest departure. In
plate of the old-time circle there was a
white face" orchestra in its regular
plate, while on the stage a squad of West
Poi iters in their white trousers and natty
dren coats executed a series of intricate
maroeuvres with wonderful precision,
while kinging a capital marching song.
Then followed an exceedingly clever rifle
drill which concludes with brilliant and
effective tableaux. The other features
wer just as new and pleasing.
A new farce comedy, "A Base Hit,"
will be presented at Harper's theatre
Saturday sight under the auspices of
Richard's Farce Comedy Co. Although
this is the first season in the west,
the comedy has had a success aur
pasting that of any of the Hoyt pieces.
The company is of unusual strength. The
well k nown name af Willard Simms ap
peal sat the bead of it. and the part of
the umpire which he plays, enables him
to ataume many disguises and introduce
macy songs and dances. Kent Thomas,
an actor of recognized ability in legiti-
mat) pieces, makes his first appearance
in f irce-comedy. Hubert Conway, who
has taken leading parts with a number of
successful farce-comedy companies, aleo
appears with this company. Among the
ladi.'S, Caroline Gage, Phoebe Clarke
and Clara Knott are some of the most ec
centric of the Hoyt actresses. The pretty
girlii. all of whom sing and dance, include
the names of Stella Roberts, Maud Com
stotk and Sadie Arlington. Mr. C. .
Sinus, the author and composer of all the
son;: and catchy music of the piece.leads
The Library Board
The regular monthly meeting of the
Rok Island public library board was
heM last Monday evening, when there
were present President Connelly and
Di dc tors Pleasanta, Johnston, Sweet,
Rat muasen, Smart and Southwell.
1 be librarian's report for the month of
December was read as follows:
Ait and Science 45
Religion and Fniloeopby 3
foe ry 38
Eeei ye and Miecellaneone 11
Htatorjr and Biography 1H0
Jut mile M6
Toti I attendance 1,978
DaUf average 117
Hun lay average 11
I ills were allowed as follows:
KcCaae Bros., f 16.56; A. C. McClurg
& Co., $20.17; D. Don. $7; Mitchell &
Lynde, $60; Merchants' Electric light
Co.. $19.87; Rock Island Gas Co.. $4 55;
E. G. Frazer, $93; Dxilt Akqcs, $3;
Davenport Democrat-Gate tu, $3; R.
Crampton, .90; H. C. Hamlin, $2.60;
The Island Citv Gvmnaata will armear
in parlor acrobats, at the rink Friday
evening Jan. 10th, concluding with the
Lancaster Brother in their sucessful
aer .al act the La Shalle. Admission 15
Ilclntir Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
lea res no odor.
I Hack Hawk Medicated Tar soap it
so (thing and healing to chapped hands.
THE WAGNER WATER RATES
Tha Brport af Aid. Edward to the
Cttjr CaaaellAalatereetlBa; State
aeat mt the City's Hide.
At Monday night's meeting of the city
council Aid . Edwards, chairman of the
water works committee, read and sub
mitted the following report as in reference
to the injunction of Mr. Geo. Wagner,
proprietor of the Atlantic brewery, upon
Rock Island. 111., Jan. 6. 1890.
To Hla Honor, the Mayor, and City Council :
Gkhtlkkeh: Since our last meeting
of the city council one of our worthy cit
izens. Mr. Geo. Wagner, has enjoined the
city of Rock Island not to cut off bis
water communications until he shall have
a bearing from the court, refusing to pay
his water rents prescribed by ordinance
per meter rates.
The mayor and superintendent of
waterworks showed a friendly disposition
toward Mr. Wagner by notifying him.
three different times, to make good
bia water rents, while the city ordinances
plainly specify "that those in arrears for
water rents, their supply shall be cut off
within fifteen days after the first of May
Mr. Wagner, taking advantage of the
kind disposition of our worthy mayor,
(towards the large consumers in general)
in furnishing each and every one with
water at about cost, showing no dis
position whatever to cut off their supply
but an injustice to the general tax
payer to have all water consumers pay
tbelr just water rents.
If the city has to pump water at a loss,
the tax payers, through their representa
tives in the council, reserve the right to
cut off the supply.
Now, gentlemen, allow me to introduce
some figures for the benefit of this coun
cil in regard to our waterworks and its
Construction account for eeventeen
yer t35. 16
Repairs and expense account, seven
teen years 121.810 65
Interest paid on waterworls bonds.... U&.SSO 00
Total cost for seventeen years 816,460 81
Revenues for seventeen years water
rents 8206,275 "Si
Hydrant servloe at $5,000 per annam.. 85,000 00
Total rsvennes la seventeen years. $391,375 7
Expended on waterworks S56.'.60 81
Received in revennes 2i)l,S75 74
Total expense over revenues $2.14. 8H5 09
Waterworae bonds nnpald 5uS,000 00
, Total iWsjo 0
This is what constitutes the water
works plant. To run this plant on
a business paying basis you would
have to add at least five percent,
on tbe invested capital of $285,000.
which wonld be equal to $ 14,250 00
Add your rnnn ng expenses, which is
but a trifle less than 9.500 0)
Total interest on plant and annnal
raining expense f 83,750 00
Oor present revenue, 1 would place at
about t,000 00
At our present rate of pumping, and in
justice to our water consumers, and for
better fire protection, we should have a
new set of pumps as soon as possible;
but the safest and best remedy will be to
follow the Davenport system by adopting
a reservoir, which will cost the city not
less than $125,000 in extension of mains,
machinery and reservoir.
But if the city fails to collect a fair
water rent, where is this money to come
from? Are the tax payers sgain to make
good these deficiencies?
Court sjfjliiBf a.
The jury in the case of Katzenstein &
Wachtel vs Reticker returned a verdict
for the plaintiff for one cent this morn
ing. The case of Michael Hensler vs Wil
liams. White & Co., for $20,000 damages
was called this afternoon. Tbe plaintiff
seeks damages for the loss of his left arm
in a "bulldozer" machine while at work
in Williams, White & Company's shop in
Moline. The case was tried at the last
term of court and the plaintiff recovered
$6,000, but Judge Smith granted a new
trial. Messrs. J. M. Beardsley and J. T.
Ken worthy appear for the plaintiff and
Messrs. Wm. Jackson and Walter J.
Entrikin for tbe defense.
Reek lalaad (JobbIbs Champion.
It may be that Rock Island will turn
out a champion yet. The contest with
the gloves tomorrow evening at Turner
hall has created considerable excitement
between the friends of both contestants.
Several bets have been made upon tbe
event, and it bid a fair to be a lively
match, as both men are in good condi
tion, having been in training for the last
couple of weeks. It is rumored the win
ner intends challenging any man for the
championship of tbe state.
St. Paul Lodge 107, Knights of
Pythias, installed officers as follows last
evening. Past Commander S. R. Wright
acting as grand chancellor assisted by M
Griffin, acting grand marshal conducting
P. C. George L. Eyster.
C. C Harry W. Smythe.
V. C C. O. Bloom.
K. R. S. J. Alexander Montgomery.
M. A. W. S. Weisler.
M. Ex. Christ F. Gaetjer.
M. P. 8. R. Wright.
0. G. Peter 80 m erg.
1. G. Charles McHugh.
THE DEADLY TRICHINOSIS.
A Fanner's Generosity Spreads It All
Over a Township.
Austin, Minn., Jan. 9. A number of
people are still very ill with trichinosis at
Brownsdale, this township. Tbe total num
ber of sufferers is about 230, but only seven
or eight are dangerously UL A few days be
fore Christmas a farmer named Schreck
slaughtered four hogs and invited a number
of his friends to dinner. Thirty-three people
sat down to the meal, and a lew days later
all were taken sick. Other familes had been
given pieces of the meat and soon an alarm
ing state of things prevailed, nearly th 9 entire
community being more or less affected.
A Child the First Victim.
A local physician declared that the people
were suffering from trichinosis, but no one
thought of serious consequences until Mr.
Schreck's 10-year-old boy died. Then physi
cians from this place were called in, and the
people became convinced that the trouble
was a serious one. The doctors aay it will
be some days before 4Vie disjase will develop
itself so that they can foretell the outcome.
Gave Her Life for Her Gold..
Lokdox, Jan. 9. The workmen engaged
in removing the debris of the summer pal
ace at Laeken, which was recently de
stroyed by fire, have made clear the cause of
the separation of the young governess. Mile,
D ran court, from her mistress. Princess
Clementine, resulting in her death, while
the princess was saved. By tbe side of the
charred skeleton of the governess was found
a bag of gold coins, which tbe young lady
had manifestly hastened to secure before
leaving the burning building and the delay
thus caused resulted In her deatn.
A beadle bog, female, answers to the
name. "Juno." Reward will be paid at
8207 Fourth, avenue, Kock Island.
When an object crosses a man's eyes it
must a 0 so ny tne tnoge or nia nose.
The Gormans' minstrels at the theatre
The Gormans' minstrel organization Is
stopping at the Harper.
Chief Clerk C. O. Bloom, of the Rock
Island house, is in Chicago.
Regular monthly meeting of the Rock
Island Citizens' Improvement association
Messrs. E. T. Wilson, of Rural, was in
tbe city today accompanied by his brother,
D. a Wilson, of Garnett, Kan.
Dr. W. A. Paul is the latest prominent
victim of tbe "La Grippe" and is con
fined to his bed with the malady.
The Gormans' minstrels made a very
attractive street parade this morning in
their light silk beavers.tan oveocoats and
The former well-known and popular
citizen, Mr. Gottlieb Z wicker, has returned
to the city, and can be seen dispensing
liquid refreshments at Appelquist's.
Fred Appelquist had an elegant roast
beef lunch yesterday morning which was
very highly relished by his many custom
ers. He sets a fine lunch every day.
The Argus acknowledges the receipt
of a box of fine cigars with tbe compli
ments of Mr. Mat hew Schafer, of Port
Byron, who had the good fortune to win
the Weekly Argus' prize wagon.
Rev. James D. Mason, one of the
pioneer ministers of tbe gospel of Daven
port, died early yesterday morning. He
had been a resident of that city since
1849 . Ue was a brother-in-law to Hon.
James G. Blaine.
A gentleman who has made a practice
for some years of dis'ributing parcels
from house to bouse and has just com
pleted the task for this year, finds 200
more houses than there were a year ago,
the number now being 2,400.
On Thursday evening, Jan. 16, tbe
Hospital guild will give their unique and
grand entertainment, "The Crowning of
the Queen of Fame," at the opera bouse,
for which preparations have been made
the past few weeks. The names of all
ladies taking part will soon appear.
Those "toy gates" that tbe Union
speaks about seem to be quite popular
with the council, with the public gener
ally, and in fact with everyone but the
Union and the railroads that have to pay
for them. The preponderance of evidence
in favor of the "toy gates," therefore,
seems to be pretty conclusive.
The friends of a recently married
couple are enjoying a joke at the expense
of tbe happy couple who on arriving at
Chicago on their wedding trip found
themselves in the predicament of waiting
forty-eight hours before the trunk con
taining their wearing apparel, except that
in which they were clad, arrived.
A "penny famine" is what now
threatens the largest cities of the west
and northwest. People have learned to
use the long despised one cent coin, and
the needs of circulation have increased
far beyond the power of tbe government
machinery to suppy them. Tbe Phila
delphia mint is two months behind its
orders for these pieces, in spite of keep
ing at work day and night turning them
Mr. Andrew Nelson has laid more
brick and tile sidewalks in this city the
past year than any other contractor, hav
ing put down nearly 40.000 feet. He
possesses the facilities fordoing the work
well, and his prices are very reasonable.
Some of the neatest brick and tile walks
in this city are his work. For the com
ing year be is better than ever prepared
to do that class of work promptly ana at
The Union says it did not call the
council's viaduct resolutions "a piece of
buncombe," but it did say that tbe reso
lutions would 'strike the average citizen
as a piece of buncombe.' Now of course,
what the Union did mean to aay about
the council, whether in the line of respect
or disrespect, depends with what
regard it looks upon the average citizen
a fact, however, that will not worry
either tbe "average citizen" or the coun
cil. The Union seems to be in one of
those predicaments where it did say what
it did not say, and it did say what it
didn't say. The poor thing is really to
Mr. H. J. Lowrey, while driving a spir
ited young horse in Davenport yesterday
afternoon, was run into by a double rig
and bis horse became frightened, and
turned so sharply that he was thrown
out, striking bis shoulder violently
against a hydrant, and sustaining a
severe bruise there, and on other parts
of his body. Mr. Lowrey was assisted
to his feet and his horse caught before it
could get away. He is confined to
his home today, and while suffering
from the injuries sustained, no bones are
broken or serious trouble apprehended,
and he expects to be out in a few days as
his friends will be pleased to learn.
Mr. Fred Staassen.of the Eagle bakery,
showed a remarkable degree of grit in
averting a runaway in front of tbe Rock
Island boase last evening. In driving
from Market square on to the pavement
some of the tugs became unfastened and
the team became uncontrollable. The
horses reared and plunged viciously until
tbe tongue dropped and one of the horses
fell, but it soon recovered, and the ani
mals seemed free to dash off when Mr.
Staassen, jumping from the wagon, seized
the horses by the bits, and by muscular
force and an admirable display of sand,
controlled tbe fractions steeds, and pre
vented a disastrous runaway.
Grief has come to Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Deisenroth in the loss of their little
five year old daughter, Emma, of diph-
theretic croup yesterday morning. The
funeral occurred this afternoon . An ex
ceedingly unpleasant duty tell upon the
mayor this morning, when it became
necessary to put a contagious disease
card on the bouse of woe, and to this Mr,
Deisenreth objected and tent It back; bnt
Mayor McConochie, after consulting with
Health Commissioner Eyster, returned it
to Mr. Deisenroth, with instruction that
the house must be placarded. The case
is the fiist of the nature for three weeks
and it was sot knewn until after the
child's death that the disease, which had
been pronounced croup, was diphtheretic
ta iti nature.
Gentlemen need not wear gloves at
dinner parties; that is. If they do not
nave clean ones; but under all circum
stances they mast take Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup when they get a cold or a sore
C. A. Stiil, - - Manager.
THURSDAY, EVE., JAN. 9th.
America's Elite Minstrel Attraction,
Tbe world's greatest trio of Minstrel producers.
unasr me manacemeni or wm. Jtversoie.
Positively presenting the same excellent nro-
fram that made the phenomenal hit at the Globe
heatre, Boston, week of Aug. 12m.
Every Act New Every Act a Feature.
" ine rtew nrst ran,"
'The All America Base Ball Team."
"The New South."
"The Golden Shoe Ooadrille."
Magnificent and elaborate production of James
uorman a original unentai operetta,
The Princess of Cambodia
The whole performance a most notable prod ac
tion in modern minsireisj.
Prices 2S. Ml. ni- nl 1fH? seal at mini
Caas. A. Btiil, - - Manager.
SATURDAY EVE., JAN. 11th.
A 8 lie. A Titter. A Lanah. A Rnar. KkTh
;'o Sighs. No Moans. No Tragedy. -All Fun.
In the latest popular Farce-Comedy erase,
"A BASE HIT"
By C. B . Since, presented by a strong company of
yiajerB, including me excnaD:e umpire,
Mr. WlLLSRO SIMMS.
Sparkling Gems of Mualc.
Artistic and uroterqne Dances.
Beautiful and Attractive Costnmes
New, Interesting and Pretty Faces.
Laugh and tbe World Laughs with You.
"A Bai Hit" Is by lone odds the best nleee of
the kind in existence Minneapolis Journal.
i ne lmereei aces not jag one moment Minne
Laree audiences have lanehed nnroarionrlv St.
Prices 75, BO and 25 cents.
C. A. Stbsx,
JCBT ONB NIGHT,
TUESDAY EVE., JAN. 14th,
J. C. STEWART'S
"And I was taken for htm and he 'or me.
And therefore theee errors are arose."
Comedy of Errors.
The Falstaffs of Merriment.
Tbe Falstaffs of Merriment.
The Falstaffs of Merriment.
"Banish not Jck Falsuff thy company; ban
ish plump Jack and yon banish all the world."
Tbe Two Johns Comedv Comnanv. a nowerfnl
dramatic organisation. Introducing solos, med
leys, selections from oneras, etc.
A. V sCAMMON, Manager.
Prices 75, 50 and 85 cents; seats now on sale.
Just receUed, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical with that for which
yon are asked to pay from
four to ten times our price by
and Banjo strings
at low prices.
Call and see for yourselves.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
Under Rock Island Boose.
Secured by First Mortgage,
3rOB SiLB AT
6 AND 7 PER CENT.
I XT 1ST COLLSCTID WITHOUT CHAMS.
Ko trouble or expense spared to secure choicest
Oar Fourteen years' experience and long es
tablished local agencies give ns
Call or write for circulars or references.
MteN.c.TfaFtg Davenport io.
w strss or
$200.00 and Upwards
For tale, secured on land worth from
three to five times tbe amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remiueo. ires or cnarge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROOK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE,
SIS Mala 8t, DAVENPORT, IA.
Inaugurate this week a clearing sale
' clean house. Tou will find bargains this week in all departments, as
Plaid Dress Goods 6c a yard
Plaid Dress Goods 8 and 10c a y'd.
Double Fold Cashmeres 9 Jo a yard.
Bordered Cashmeres 12c a yard.
English Cashmeres, fine weave 19c a yard.
15 Pair Wool Flannels, Stripes, suitable for dresses, skirts, wrap
pers, etc., at
15 CENTS A "SARD
You can't match it for the money.
TOWELS Linen Towels 5c each. Damask towels 10c up . Bleached
Napkins 6c a piece. All linen fringed Napkins 5c each. Other
bareains not mentioned.
BED SPREADS Fine assortment of Bed Spreads, medium to fine
qualities at lowest prices.
-20 PER CENT OFF
CLOAKS Take your choice of Cloth Garments at 20 per cent off price,
1-5 off deducted from price of all cloth garments.
5! -rfiiM'i f" W r
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Geo. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The nicest Christmas or New Years resent to make to your
family would be
A House and Lot,
A Few Acres on the Bluff,
Western Land, or
any good renting property.
If you have anything to exchange or
companies, call on Geo. W. D. Harris before Jan. 1 to enable you to make a sultat
ble present acceptable at any time.
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
KOHIST & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK, t ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
Have been re-opened nnder tbe management of Mr. HARRT FAT, a first-class barber, who so
licits a sbare of public patronage. TLe shop bas been renovated, re-painted and re-papered
throughout and toe bath rooms re carpeted, in fact everything is in first-class sbape.
LOWEST PRICES IN THE CITY
Children's Felt Slippers, 35c
Misses' " - - - 45o
Women's " " - - . 65c
Misses' High Button Gaiters - 75c
Women's Alaskas, .... 40c
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pumps - $1 40
In Gentlemen's Holiday Slipper we have the finest assortment tn the ciiy for
70c to 8.60. Felt Boots and Overs sold regardless of cost.
'Electric Sudor for the feet, 6 cents per box.
GEO. SCHNEIDER. Jr.,
M 0 J AaMd
ELM STREET SHOE STORK
on a grand scale. The time has come to
Rock Island. Illinois.
want vour pronertv insured in first-class
8HOK STOiui, is ne