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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL, XL. NO. 137.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1S9-V
Single Coptee 8 Ctiti
Per Week 1 UiU
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & W00DYATT,
This firm have the exclasive sale for tMscounty of tht
Pianos eiijcl Oro-ais,
WEEER, STU YVES ANT, DECKEIl BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
f"A '-. ' of 'ma'.l Musical merchandise.
CARSE & CO.
- WANT YOUR TRADE -
PROSPERITY comes to
There is something of
UAGMrlChN 1 stock ot
Spring and Summer Goods.
PP1CE and QUALITY COMBINE to make it of
fecial INTERESTIfor you
The Old Reliable Boot
G. Ht LsoN. M. J. Parker.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
A:i kinds of Carpentering promptly attetded to. Estimates
turaished when desired.
"Uor 'or First ave. ard Seventeenth Bt, Rock Island.
Unrivalled Styles in Cloaks.
The latest in Mexican suits.
Surpassed assortment of
lnded; everything in the line of ladies' headgear
Jl,Jll'er wearing apparel in the latest and most exclusive
l-!es at the lowest Drices.
Wc have in our en ploy first-class Piano Tmer,
all WHO TRADE with
interest for all in our
to TRADE with US.
and Shoe House,
1622 Second Ave.
at the . .
114 West Second Street, Davenport.
EFFECTS OF EYE STRAIN.
Children who are Not to Blame for
Tbe influence ot the eyesight upon in
tellectual work is more recognized each
year by educators, both in this country and
Europe, and some of the most important
discussions among both teachers and phy
sicians bear upon this subject. One of
the most Jucd artic es treating of tbe
varied kinds of eye imperfections is "eye
strain in connection with Headaches, neu
ralgia and nervous disturbances," contrib
uted by Charles Lincoln Smith, now stop
ping at the Harper bouse.
The most common cause of annovance
and sufl criDg is fur sightedoees, having
its origin in the position of tbe principal
focus of paraellel rays of light behind tbe
retiua; near sightedouss, in which the
parellel rays of light are brought to focus
in front of the retina, astigmatism, due, to
tbe irrepular curvature of the cornea and
the insufficiercy or weakness of muscles
of the eycba'l. It is useful for both par
ents and teachers to recognize the ser
iousness of the symptoms of strain due to
any of these eye imperfections. From
far siguledness comes easy fatigue of
e,ce, aching sensations' in tbe eye
balls, finally persistent and obstinate
muscular irritation and burning pain. The
eyestrain is felt more particularly at tbe
end of the week. Near sighkd people suf
fer tqual discomfort from working any
engin of time. Charles Lincoln bmub
adds that near sighted persons i q lint and
blink in order to see at a distance, acd that
those "dreamy eyes that baunt me tver."
about which amorous swains become
poetic arc usually near sighted, the dreamy
or staring appearacce being due to the fact
that tncy see imperfectly at a distance.
Patients with astigmatism suffer very often
and severely with headaches, dizziness,
'flickering" and other nervous complaints
Those whose eyes are impaired by mus
cular weakness have headache, pain
over the eyes, neuralgia, dizziness, nausea
and vague nervous disturbances. So ser
ious is the effect of any imperfic.ioa in
the eye that tbe examination of tbe eyes
of children of school age would seem to be
imperative. Many children have been re
buked for stupid neglect and disinclina
tion for study when they are simply una
ble to endure the eve strain. Many have
been forced from intellectual labor to less
congenial occupation through the neglect
of eye imperfections. The reasonable
remedy of the oculist is so practicable that
its bent fH should not be denied the poorest
EXTENDS niS VISIT.
In order to accommodate those who
were unable to see and consult with
Charles Lincoln Smith yesterday at the
Harper bouse on account of tbe number
of patients, tbe celebrated Chicago opti
cian will remain over Saturday and Sun
day. Those who have defective vision,
etc . , should bear in mind and not miss this
rare opportunity to have their eyes exam
ined by this great expert. Consultation
DYNAMITERS AT BROOKLYN.
A Itomb Kxplodcd in Front of General
Hkooki.yx, April 2 At 12:45 this morn
ing a terrific explosion occurred in front
of the residence of General King on Wil
low street. Several buildings in the im
mediate vicinity were damaged and the
sidewalk was torn np to a considcrabl
length. Great excitement prevailed in the
A hasty examination revealed the fact
that the explosion was due to a dynamite
bomb. When this startling information
was carried among the waiting throngs
of people they became pnuic stricken. A
large force of policeha9 been ordered to
the sccue. No one was injured by the ex
plosion. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
George X. lister, attorney ccneral 1 1
Georgia, is dead. I
General James V. Singleton is lyinj
very ill at his home iu Baltimore, lie is:
81 years of age.
Isaac E. Millspaueb, fireman of the first
locomotive operated in Illinois, died at
Joliet, aged 72.
The Norwegian steamer Louise has been
lost off the coast of Norway. Ten of her
crew were drowned.
Colonel Charles F. Thompson, of Dead-
wood, at one time a member of the Wis
consin legislature, is dead.
Arrangements are being made for the
formation of a safe manufacturers' trust,
with a capital stock of $3,500,000.
Walter E. Shaw, of Houston, has been
arrested on suspicion of being the person
who murdered his mother and aunt.
Prince liismarck was 77 years old yester
day and the day was remembered by
thousands of his friends in Germany.
Charles A. Wright, convicted of murder
at Elizabeth, N. Y., has been sentenced to
die in the electric chair in the week begin
ing May 10.
J. W. Westlake, alias George Love, a
noted counterfeiter, who cut his way out
of the Denver jail in 1801, has been arrest
ed again in Montana.
Mrs. George F. Easby, of Wilkesbarre,
attempted to save her child from a burn
ing building, and both mother and child
perished in the flames.
A criminally conducted baby farm has
been discovered in Saugus, Mass. The
dead body of a child was found lying in
the woods near tbe house.
Hon. Charles D. Drake, late chief justice
of the Chited States court of claims, was
found dead in bis bed at Washington Fri
day morning. He was SI years of ay;e.
After seven years work Bombay has
completed a system of waterworks cost
ing 5,250,000; the dam forming the reser
Toir is 117 feet hih and 100 feet thick at
James Baker, of Moon-house, La., was
accused of stealing ducks by E. P. Nors
worthy. He killed his accuser with a
shotgun and then put a revolver bullet
through his own head.
What is more attractive than a pretty
ace with a fresh, bright complexion t Fo
it,use Pozzoni'f Powder.
mm FUN OF BOTE.
Wilson of Georgia "Scatters
His Shot" Impartially.
LETS LOOSE AT THE OLD PAETIES,
An4 Declare for Free Trade and an In
come Tax Dalxell Iefenl the Protec
tive Idea Senator George Gets Some
what Tangled I'p on Figure A Pub
lic ltenefartor on the Floor of the Sen
ate The Hon we Refuses to Indorse the
I! airs Committee Again Capital City
Washington, April 2. The Farmers'
Alliance carried off the applause in thetar
iff oratory yesterday, Watson of Georgia
"scattering his shot" so as to take in both
the great parties and hit what he claimed
to lie their weak points, lie himself
"straddled the issue" as it is presented,
but came out as a radical free trader.
lie s,ijcl tlmt the llcpulilicans ns a party
'aimed that they were in favor of protection,
but in order to escape the issue favored reci
procity. Democrat all sjioke in favor of free
trad-j. In.; w.icu if nunc to put it into practice
they -reared u;" and did not dare face tha
issue The. Republicans had selected as their
latin" le.vler this season the young, handsome
and brilliant statesman of Iowa illollivcr).
His entire speech mi-ht Ik- labeled "liolliver's
Kxtrart; or a New Way to Treat an Old Com
Hits at the Democratic Position.
On the other ride was the handsome and
brilliant mcpilier from Nebraska, whos speech
ranged from Tom Moure's poetry to Joe Mil
ler's text book. The substance of his speech
wis that the Democrats would practice what
was wrong while they knew what was right.
Idughter The Democrats favored free trade,
and defended it because it was right. Every
argument they made led to free trad.', and yet
when t lie critical inonn nt came, they dared
not face the issue. The moment there was a
tariff, protection n. a part of its nature, and
necessarily flowed from it. If protection was
wrong, tarill' was wrong.
No 1 hi ill the .leller.oiiian lloetriiio.
Tie opposed the faree of maintainixii collec
tion districts where tbe receipts were fir less
than expenses. At St Augustine, Fla., $18
were annually sjio.it to colUnt 15 rents lor the
Tropic. In Annapolis :52 for 1 cent, and
at Cherrystone, Va., SMI for 10 cents. The Demo
crats rode their horse on a steeplechase, spur
ring him on with a free trade whip, nd tho
moment the water-jump was reached turned
the steed around and walked hiin back to the
stable. No man who claimed that he followed
the doctrines of .letlersou instead of Hamilton
couid stand by a tan tr system of even 5 per
Watson Wants an Income Tax.
There was no Ix tter 1 nncnit on the fl ior f
than he, but he belonged to tho JcnVrsonian
school. The last year the iueo:iie tax was in
vogue lHtiTJ ST&illi.iiio was raised, and with
the enormous aggregate of fortunes since that
day enough could lie supplied to run the gov
ernment on economic principles. The Ameri
can producer could "knock the hind sides off'
any other producer upon the face of the earth.
Inclosing heappealud lor the safety and life of
the republic, which should Is? the welfare of
alL and supported by the love of all. lbs
spooch was loudly applauded.
DALZfeU. CHAMPIONS PROTECTION.
Ills KeinarUs on Monopoly, Tin Plate,
anil Itintliiig Twine.
Dalzell. a nicmlier of the ways and means
committee, made a "vigorous and aggressive:
speech in favor of protection. Hesaid that the
protective system is not claimed to be a ana
coa. It will not rid us of those evils which in
here in human nature, and are incident to men
and society. Trusts and monoiolies and all that
Bort of thing are the nightmare that seems to
haunt some icople whenever a protective tariff
is named. There are no substantial monopo
lies in this country outside the patent laws,
railroads, and telegraphs, and none for which
a tariff is responsible, and there never was a
trust that for any appreciable length of time
added a penny to the cost of the product iu
which it dealt.
Progress of the Tinplitfe Industry.
We are toduy making tinplate. We cannot
make a full supply for the home demand just
now. It may Ik- that we shall not make it for
Rime time to eome. Rome was'not built iu aday,
nor was any great industry requiring capital
and experience born mature. Hut the proofs
of our ability to become independent of li rent
llritaiu iu this industry are liefore us. You
may deny it you wlio do not lielicve in any
thing American not conceived by the Demo
cratic party, but the proofs exist uevcrthel ess.
There are todtiy in this country established
and projected over t wenty tin plate estab
lishments. T-cy have a capital of g t.0ou.ii.il.
They have ;n isiiuiatcd capacity of IIt.."jOG
rioxes jH'f we. k,
l-'ree Kaw Materials for Twine.
The wounds of the farmer are to lie healed
by giving him free binding twine. A more
glaring attempt than this to impose on the
credulity of the farmer conld not lie conceived.
The present law calls for a duty of seven-tent hi
of a cent Jier pound on binding twine. Thia
twine is made from foreign products, manilla.
sisal grass ami- jnte, aud from an American
product, hemp. The raw materials of its man
ufacture are free.
The "Calamity Shirker" Abroad.
The calamity shricker is abroad in our land.
Our farmers are mortgage-ridden; our work
men Btriker for higher wages: our manufac
turers pick-iMMkets aud robbers, and our
wealthy men the tyrauts who grind the faces
of the poor. There is no good man amongst
us except Democratic and Farmer's Alliance
congressmen who sing the sorrows of the poor
for S ,0UU jier annum, their mileage and sta
tionary. Ood help this people it these are in
deed its representatives. LApplause.
Cox Tackles Accumulated Wealth.
Cox of Tennessee favored the measure,
and alluded to the vast accumulations of
wealth among a few. The capital of the
country should bear the burden of taxa
tion. The wool bill did not reduce taxes
sufficiently, but it was a step in tbe right
direction. The sooner the people repudi
ated the theory of protection the better it
would be for the country. If the people
understood the idea of protection they
would drive the advocates of that theory
from the floor of congress.
HAS NO HEAD FOR FIGURES.
Senator George Seems to Know Himself
on One Polnt-
Wasiiixgtow April 2. When the discus
sion of the Indian bill was renewed in the
senate yesterday there was an amusing epi
sode at the exense of George.who on a pre
vious occasion had informed the senate that
he knew very little personally about finance
or figures. George remarked that the ap
propriation for the education of the Iudlan
children carried by the bill amounted ; to
(2,291,000. He asked of Dawes how many
Indian children there were of the school
age. Dawes replied about 30,000. George
aid then tbe appropriation of for their ed
ucation amounted to nearly $1,00"J a head.
He Got Some Information.
Manderson remarked amid some la ligh
ter that if the number of Indian children
were b.000 instead of 30.000 the aDDroDria-
tion would only amount to $700 a head.
George, in some apparent confusion, ad
mitted his error, but asked bow many In
dian children there were attending school.
Dawes answered about 18,000. These fig
ures seemed again to involve George in
perplexity, and ho asked with most amus
ing uaivette: 'Will somebody tell me how
nany Indians there are in this country,
anyh iw?" Dolph replied that, not includ
ing the Indians of Alaska, the number
was about 250,000.
A Joke at Mr. Lo's Expense.
George thereupon inquired if the Indians
were increasing or decreasing. Vila in
response said that according to the his
torian Bancroft the total number of In
dians in this country, on its settlement by
the white man, was about Si0,000. Ac
cording to the last census that number
had been reduced to about 250,000. George
added that he would be glad to know,
and he supposed the taxpayers would be
glad to know, that the Indian population
was in rapid course of decrease, if appro
priations were to be made for them at
Vila M ikes a Vigorous Protest.
This remark drew from Vilas a vigorous
protest. He said It was easy to bandy wit
aliout appropriations for what were called th
"wards of tho nation," who were the wards of
the nation simply because they had been sub
ject to the spoliation of the nation. But con.
press had to face a great danger to existing
society. We must either kill these Indians of
lift them np. It was not quite right, though
entirely safe from our standpoint, to make
them the subject of a jeer.
Xn Money Lost on the "Deal."
We were not losing money in our dealing!
with the Indians. Millions of acres had been
ta .en from the Indians at the munificent pric!
of cents an acre, for which prirate parties
were willing to offer more than S" an acre. He
trusted the government would adopt the pol
icy of dealing not with a niggardly but with 1
generous hand with these ieop!e whose coun
try we occupy. The true way was to take the
young men of the Indians who iu a few year!
would be the rising generation, aud educat!
them, no matter what the cost.
Too Much Haste in the Matter.
Dawes in the cnr.o of tho discussion crit
icised the haste which had characterized th
efforts to civilize the Indians by breaking tip
tribal relations. He said the Iudians had been
dumped down upon lauds in severalty with
out plows, or knowledge how to use them if
they had them; without sheep or cattle ta
grazed and w hose last condition was worse than
their 11 rst. It. was not possible to communi
cate civilization immediately by act. of con
gress. It was a mutter of very slow growth.
HONORED BY THE SENATE.
The Inventor of the Life Saving Service
Admitted to the l'loor.
Washington, April 2. A striking di
version was occasioned in t lie senate yes
terday during the debate on the Indian
appropriation by Hoar rising and asking
unanimous consent that Mr. Joseph Fran
cic, who received the thanks of congress
as the inventor of the life saving service,
who is now S)l years ot age and who
marched in the war of 1S12 to the defense
of the sea coast, being then a lad of 10
years of age, be admitted to the floor of
tho senate. The motion was unanimously
Grayhaired but Vigorous Yet.
Hoar retired to the lobby aud almost
immediately returned, escorting a gray
haired gentleman walking with a firm,
springy step, who except fora very decided
stoop in his shoulders looked scarcely older
than his escort. This was Mr. Francis.
He took a seat on a corner lounge on the
Republican side of the chamber, and
listened to the proceedings with evident
gratification at the distinction conferred
Congressional Proceeding in Itrief.
Washington, April 2. The whole day
yesterday was occupied in the senate by a
rehash in detail of the Indian appropria
tion bill substantially adopted, the amend
ments suggested lieing chiefly in the na
ture of increased appropriations for In
dians in particular states.
In the house the most interesting feature
was t he defeat of the rules committee in
an effort to have the investigation of the
census bureau given to a special commit"
tee. Wilcox chairman of the census com
mittee, thought his committee should do
the work, and so did the house. The free
wool bill was discussed until rec.-sj aud at
a night session the time was consumed in
trying to get a quorum and no business
The Watchdog of the Ouorum.
Washington, April 2. Hniley of Texas
is making a reputation as t he "watchdog
of the quorum" only second to that of
Holman as the "watchdog of the treasury"
or "great objector." Uailey's bobby is
that the bouse should do no business un
less there is a quorum present. Yesterday
he made the point of no quorum against
a resolution to print the eulogies on the
late Senator l'liimb, saying that while he
had no objection to the resolution the
house should not transact business with
out a quorum present.
ivner's lSond Krdcuipt Ion Bill.
Wasiiim.ton, April 2. Iu the senate
yesterday IVffer introduced a bill provid'
ing that when any persons desire to sur
render any interest bearing debt of the
L tilled states it shall be tbe duty of the
secretary of the treasury to issue legal ten
der notes of the United States in excess of
the present amount of legal tender notes
now issued sufficient to redeem all interest
bearing debts that may be presented to the
secretary, whether due or not due at the
time of presentation.
Kusey Will Knn Again.
Washington, April 2. Representative
Busey has decided to accept the Demo
cratic nomination for congress again In
the Fifth Illinois district against ex-Congressman
"Joe" Cannon. Busey has been
more or less undecided until yesterday
morning, when he found in his mail a
large number of letters and telegrams
from Democrats of bis district saying
that there was a general demand for his
Tbe Behring Sea Xejrotiations.
Washington, April 2. There was noth
ing new yesterday in the Bihring sea ne
gotiations. It is believed that au agree
ment has been practically reached for the
renewal of the modus vivendi, and that its
terms have been transmitted to Lord
Salisbury for his inspection.
The Latest Price of Sliver.
Washisgtos, April 8. The treasury de
fartment purchased 320.0U0 ounces of eil
er at from -'.850 to .KT."i8 per ance.
Gone Into Nicaragua Canal.
New York, April 2.-1L M. Flagler,
John W. Mackay, Austin Corbin, and An
drew Carnegie have gone into the Nica
ragua Canal Construction company, and
it is understood they are to be represented
on the board of directors, an early change
In which is expected. Carnegie bought a
large block of tbe company's stock before
going on his trip to the Pacific slope. Mao
kay followed suit shortly afterward.
Played "Schneider" with Him.
Vienna, April 2. A schoolboy named
Thorand played "Schneider" with his
younger brother iu their home here. While
trying t imitate the execution of the mur
derer he let the rope get caught, and his
brother was suspended two teet from the
floor. Before the elder boy could summon
help his brother was dead.
McKinley Would Like to Meet G rover.
Washington, April 2. Governor Mo
Kinley's attention was yesterday called to
the challenge by the chairman of the Rhode
Island Democratic committee to him to en
gage in a joint- debate with Governor
Campbell tonight. His only response was:
"Why wouldn't it lie better and more sat
isfactory to put up Cleveland against me?"
He was informed that the ex-president
would not be able to visit Rhode Island.
Venezuela Preparing: for a Kow.
Washington, April 2. A teleganm to
the department of state from the United
States minister iu Venezuela contradicts a
report that a battle had been fought be
tween the revolutionary and government
forces near Caracas, or anywhere in Ven
ezuela. Both parties appear to lie prepar
ing for hostilities.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
I'mcAcn, April 1.
Follows were the quotations on the board of
trade today: Wheat No. - Afrit, opened
iiv4' close 1 TS-;S-; May, opened iTc, closed
7vc; July, opi nisi 7s) ti closed tutvu. Corn
April, o;ien-jd tfs?4, closed I'!sio; May, opened
aw.'sSc, closed 4i?4c; June, 0)H.-uel !E?gc, closed
SSise. Oats May. opened h,c, closed 5;c;
June, opened , closed ; July,
opened , closed . Pork
April, opened fh'.fti, closed SM.JTJj; liar,
oiiened $it; ITUj- closed f 1 t-i0; July, opened
Sln.37.Hh closet iMo.'ls. Lard April, opened
Live rtock I"ricis at the Union Stock yard
today ranged as follows: Uoirs Market
moderately active: pri o 5.211k: higher; sale
ranged S4-l"&4.bO pigs, $!.50&t.W lhfht,
$4.".034.j0 rough packing. S4.50'3.t.iW mixed,
Sl-iotj4.su) heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market fairly active: prices steady;
quotations range! at S4.45g4.Vj choice to
extra shipping steers, S:t7US? 4.3 good to choice
do. t.l.;viij.:j.S I lair to tool, S3 (M&3.50 common
to medium do, Si-W-ilJ 61 butchers' steer, $-.60
stockers. Si7.ViJ.75 Texas steers. $3. Una
3.il feeders, $1.50&.3.1 cows, Sl.e5&3-to bulls
and 80l.5.2i vea! calves.
Sheep Market moderately active and prices
steady: quotations ranged at $oJ256.23 west
erns $4.7356.25 natives, and S5.50i75
lambs. Shorn lot s &' s jc per 100 lbs below
quotations given above.
Produce Mutter, fancy separator, 28c per
lb; fine creameries, 3JJ7c; daries, fancy
fresh. -Ifija.-; packing stock, fresh, 14 15c.
Eggs-Fresh candled, loss off, 13c per doz
Dressci poultry Spring chickens, HHr3t!c
per lb; roo-ters, 6c, dm ks. Mil4c; geese, 7
11c; tu keys, young touis, 12!4ai; fancy
hens, UVjl-V: old gobblers, iv&l.ic Potatoes
Hcbrons, a(j.aic per bn; Kurbanks, 9J31c;
Rose, 3t5r',ioc for teed; Ieerle3s, 'Q2So for
seed; common to jioor mixed lots, 3035c;
Early Ohios 4'ifD'i'ic. Sweet potatoes Illinois.
SI .jo .jXi', per bbU Apples Common, S1T5
.OOper bui; good, fancy, S2.35V
New York, April 1.
Wheat No. 2 f;-d winter April, ft.'Jsc;
May, tl!4c; June. fc'.i-;.-. Corn No. 2 mixed
cash, 4'.?j.-; May. 4jc; June, 44Hc Oats
Dull but tt.-ady; No. - mixed cash, 35c; May.
Hye Neglected; g.SMifilOl.Mi for car
lots. Barley Uuli; to-rowei state, 5Jc. Pork
Steady; new mess, Sll"5ill.5J. Lard
Steady; May, r..5ti; July, S1-C7.
LiveSU-: Cattle -Market active at an ad
vance o ' Wc per luu llis: poorest to best native
steers, SLUl&t.oi per KM lbs; buUs and cow-,
Sl.:V4itlJ. Sheep and Lambs Sheep, active
and hi - P t lb higher; lam'ia. steaiy; unsborn
(hecp. $ii iWjMUJO per I'M lb-i; uushora lambs,
So..Mt&7.7:; clip;d, f6 .STUe.bi. Hogs Nom
inally s-teajy; live Loss. ti.v0&&) per lO) lbs.
The Loral Market.
Office Rock It-land Dilt isnWEBKtT Arcvs" j.
Kock Ishu.d, IU., Aptil 2, 1WK f
GRAIN, ETC J
Corn s-5ir3!c. ,
Oals-sMGjSOc. 1 .
Biau -SVpercwt, ',
Shite'iiff tl.00 perrwt. i
llav Ttmothv.$10.T(xaU50:prairie, S0.13;clover
SS&10; baled. 810 50.
Butter Fair to choice, 25c; crcsmerv, 3S(g30
Egu Fre.b. 12'4c; parked. 10c. "
1'onltry Chicken. 10CtU!4; turkeys, l-.Je
ducks, geese, 10c.
FHCIT AND VE6STABLES.
Apples S.-J5&$i.75 per bbl.
Cattle Butchers pay lor corn fed rteers,
8444c; cows and ueifcto, 3J4c; calves
A. StlV TTBTWO V
iLesar than Half the prle
of other kinds.
A fHIAL WILL PROVE THIS.
1 bold by Grocer
J la Ota emly.