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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 342. rTeeUy, E.tabUshed i860; D?fljr, Janis, ?1?. ANDERSON, S. C, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1914. $5.00 PER ANNUM PRICE FIVE CENTS
WAR DECLARED BETWEEN TURKEY AND RUSSIA
BELIEVED DEATH ROLL WILL
CONTAIN FULLY 30,000
ALL ITALY TURNS
TO RESCUE WORK!
Thousands Ara Digging in Ruins
in Hope of Finding a Few
Who Ara S?ll Alive.
(Br Aixoriated Pre?.)
HOM E, Jan. 16.-Pear of add it ion 1
Hhocks is felt throughout the earth
quake devastated district, according
to reports brought to Rome by refu
gees. Basis for this anxiety is found
In a dispatch from Bora, which says
another strong earthquake occurred
there last night, demolishing the
walls of partly ruined buildings.
Scant reports u?.!y of death and
damage in remote places have been
received and information from the lar
ger places, still ls incomplete, but
there Is no reason to. doubt that when
the death roll ls made up lt will con
tain fully 30,000 names. Probably
twice that number were Injured.
The places which apparently have
suffered most wc^i Avexssno with
about 10,000 willed; Pesdnas, 0,000;
Celano, 4,000; Cenobio, 2,400; Marsia.
1,000; Daterno, 1,000; San Felino, 650;
and Fratruro, 200.
It ls reported that Masa d'Albo lost
one-eighth of'Its population, while
Pesoaaseroll was completely burned.
In the devastated area there are
scores of ham let B .of which probably
only a small percentage of the popu
- latlon escaped. Tbs same is believed
to be true in the rural districts.
AK Italy has tnrned Its attention
to rescue work. Thousands of soldiers j
and volunteers are digging frantically I
In the ruin s In the hope that they may^
release a few who are still alive. Hun
dreds of bodies are being recovered. |
hut first attention ls being given
where lt is believed there ls a possi
bility the occupants ot ruined dwel
lings may not yet have perished.
Vigorous efforts are being made to ?
i?o?p?i-ch doctors, nurses, medicines:
and food to'the ruined .cities and vii-.;
Inges. Criticisms have been voiced be
cause of delay in sending medicines to
some places destroyed, but it is point
ed out that the difficulties of transpor
tation made greater speed impossible.
Tho injured are being cared tor In
makeshift hospitals established in 'he
ruined towns or In ene hospitals of
Rome and other cities. Trains filled,
with survivors are arriving here con
. stantly and refugees have been given
the best of care. Large sums are. be
ing subscribed for the relief ot suffer
ing and Pope Benedict is one of the
King Victor Emmanuel has return
ed tp Rome after visiting many of the
places in the earthquake zone where
he directed the work of rescuers and
personally distributed relief.
PRESIDENT WILSON SENDS
. j MESSAGE OP SYMPATHY
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.-President
Wilson sent the following message ot
sympathy, to day to Klug Victor
Emmanuel of Italy..
"I am' greatly shocked at the news j
of the terrible calamity which has fat.
len on italy and ber people. I 'beg to I
assure your majesty of my ?sincere
sympathy and that of the government
and people of th? United States le this
moment of widespread suffering and!
General George W. Davis, chairman
of the central committee, American
Red-Cross, discussed with > the Presi
dent' today the situation In Italy and
plans for extending relier. Ambassa
dor Pase at Borne cabled the state I
department, however, that the Italian
government would accept no aid from |
foreign governments and lt waa decid
ed to postpone for the time a precia-1
matlon by the President caU<*jg on j
Americans for financial aid.
General Davis-suggested, that aid
might be extended through'the Ital
ian Red Cross since the Italian gov
ernment did Rot wish to receive it and
Ambassador Page was asked by the
sUtevdepartment to Ascertain lt thlsM
course would meet with any ohjec
ITALY'S MOURNING IS
IS SHARED Bf BELGIANS!
PARIS, Jan. ff.-A ? message of
condolence on tbs earthquake disaster
rj&iSl bean sent fey. Kin? Albert ot Bel
gium to King Victor Emmanuel of It
"By the uncalled for suffering of
my own 'people," K>aa Albert ' tele,
graphed. "I understand so much MM*;
how great munt be the sorrow ot your
majesty- and the?quean in view of the
terrible catastrophe your country bas
suffered It is with ardent emotion I
think of the numerous victima and I
expr?s to your Wales!* sentiments ot
profound sympathy. Italy's mourning
aili be shared by the Belgian nation."
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o' EL PASO. Tex., Jan. 16.-Pas- o
o sengers who arrived tonight from o
o the south reported that General o
o Villa with bis army waa prepar- o
o i rf to depart hastily from Aguas o
o Calientes for the notional cap?- o
o tal. It was rumored here t?at o
o Mexico City had been occupied o
o by Carranza troops under Gen- o
o eral Alvaro Obregon. o
o Those who left the capital re- o
o cently said that only a small o
o force of Zapata soldiers bad been o
o left to defend the city. o
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La Boisselle Completely Destroy
ed and Cleared of All french
(By AfooqiiiUd Pim.)
BERLIN, Jan". 16.-(By wireless to
London. 3 p. m.)-The following offi
cial statement was given out today at
the war office:
"In the western theatre of war on
ly artillery battles took place In the
neighborhood of Nienport.
"The enemy's attacks, on our posi
tions northeast of Arras were re
pulsed. In a counter attack our
troops captured two trenches and
made prisoners of the occupants.
"The hamlefof La Boisselle, north
oast of Albert) which has been men
tioned frequently of late, was com
pletely destroyed yesterday and clear
ed of all Frenchmen.
"Northeast of SoKxran ailie*
reigned. The number of cannon
captured from the 12th to the 14th
of January waa increased to 35.
"In the Argonne and In the forest
of Consenvoye, north of ? Verdun,
trivial and for us successful en
gagements took place. An attack of
the Allies southeast or Saint Mihiel
broke down at the start under our
"Nothing ot importance has occur
red tn the Vosges.
"In the eastern theatre ot war the
situation is the same. Rainy,
gloomy weather has prevented all
Lifts Embargo on
Exportation of Oil
(Br AflPodaUd Pim.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. l?.-rThe Brit
ish embassy tonight, received word
through the British 'legation In Mex
ico City that General Carranca had
lifted the Tampico embargo on ex
portation of oil, which Had threatened
the fnel suprily of tho British fleet.
No detail? ci the extent of Car rania's
modification of his previous decres
waa received but danger 6t serious
complications was believed to have
been removed. Negotiations still are
being conducted to enable American
and British owned companies upon
whom prohibitive taxes had been lev
ied to reopen, their plants.
Sweeping the West
(By Awodatad Pitas.)
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 1?.-Severe
snow, sleet and rain storms prevail
ed over Kansas. Oklahoma and parts
Of Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico
and Texas tonight Telegraph . and
telephone communication was inter
Temperatures in tba storm-swept
section were falling rapidly. No
train 'from Ute west arrived bete on
time and no reports were available
At Fort Worth, Tex., the govern
ment weather bureau warned cattle
men to protect stock, asserting a drop
of about 24 degrees before morning.
ItO BODIES POUKD^
Seer** fer victims ef Yacht Bbaster
Ha? Been Frail les?.
BEAUFORT, N. C.. Jan: ' ltC-Search
for the bodies of the fl ve.persons who
were killed in the explosion end fire
which destroyed the power yacht in
Pamlico Sound, near BngelhaTd, N. C.,
yesterday has been fruitless so far
ks contd be learned here ton'ght Rela
tives of those reported der? still held
?at hos** twiay lhat ?epcrti V??
erroneous and thai other? < besides
Mrs. J. W. Murray succeeded In escap
ing after the yacht's gasoline tank ex
Mr?. Murray waa blown overboard
bi? the explosion and was picked np
an hour later by a lushing boat She
was clinging-to a piece ot wreckage
and waa ia an exhausted condition.
Price of Wales as He
Appears at the Front
This Ia the Prince of Wales in uni
form as he appears when at the front
or near the front in Prance. Some
despatches have it that the prince
has been under tire, but few of those
whose business lt IB to report the war
believe this is true. The . prince has
been sent about the camps to show
himself to the soldiers and cheer the
Britishers who like to believe their
future king is a tjldler. In this photo
graph he seems very psle and thin,
which may indicate that tho hard
ships he has encountered have not
agreed with him.
WILL NOT ACT ON
Alabama Governor Will Leave
Cousaeration of Promotion
Bul to His Successor. '
(By AwocUtcd Pms.)
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. Jan. 16.--The
Merritt Statewide prohibition bill was
passed iate to?ay by the State senate,
20 to 6. and Immediately was sent to
Governor O'Neal. Tonight the Gover
nor, whose term of of flee expires at
noon, Issued a statement in which he
said he would not act on the measure,
leaving consideration of lt to hts suc
cessor, Charles Henderson.
Governor O'Neal charges In als
statement that the majority in the leg
islature have attempted "to assassin
ate Ute Democratic party," Ignored
their platform pledges; nullified the
expressed. wishes of the noonie, and
proved unfaithful to the voters who
BLOOD SPOTS OK FLOOR
Raliegh? H. C Redred Business Man
Penad Dead With Bellet Hole
RALEIGH, N. C.. J au. 16.-M. T,
Norris, aged 65, retired business man,
was found dead with a bullet hole
over hui right ear early today in a
yard In the rear of his home here.
A pistol was lying nearby.
Relatives said Mr. Norris heard unu
sual noises in. the rear of bis home
during the night. He investigated, but
could find nothing, and again retired.
This waa the last, seen ot him alive.
Investigators said a window had been
forced in the kitchen and blood spots
were found on the ' floor.
By Order ol Carranza Officials
According to Reports Sent by
SAN ANTONO. Tex., Ja?. 16.-Gus
tave Hernandez and Francisco Ytur
ria, said to be naturalised Amerindas
of Donna. Hidalgo County. Texas,
wore executed by order of Carran ES
officials at Rio Bravo, according to
notifications received today by the
ism (lies of the two m?m.
According to information received
by'relatives ot the men. they were
charged with supplying factions op
posed to Carra?as with arms and tt fa
alleged three wagon-loads of > rifles
were confiscated when they were sr*
rested. ' *
It hi stated that they were hsnged.
A dispatch from Donna late to
night outee' that reports of the al
leged executions were sent by friands
of Hernandez and Yin rr?? ?K? were
In Uexico at the timo they were ar
rest? d and stated that the information
was secured from Mexican officials.
Danial is made by Carranza offi
cials at Matamoros that tho men were
put to death, the report that the
wero American citizens also bas
r^estioned and cannot be con
ti r mot tonight.
DELAYS TO VESSELS NOW
MEASURED IN DAYS RATH
ER THAN WEEKS
U. S. PROTEST
HAD SOME EFFECT
Customs Officials Instructed ' to
Work Overtime to Get Con
(By A?Mf(Ai*<t rms,)
LONDON, Jan. ld.-There is every
indication that the j foreign ornee and
admiralty are inaugurating a vigor
ous policy for immediate search and
release ot foreign shins suspected of
carrying contraband, in many cases
customs officials* have been instructed
to work overtime in getting the con
traband unloaded BO the detained ves
sels may proceed.
While the Washington protest
against detention of American vessels
doubtless had some effect, the better
ment in the situation probably ls due
in large measure to recent perfection
of Ute contraband department of the
foreign office and to Improvement in
the machinery for handling question
ed cargoes. Delays, to ships recently
detained are being measured now In
days rather than weeks.
The Associated Press' is able to give
from official sources the British ex
planation concerning the 12 ships
carrying American cargoes whose de
tention gave rise to the representa
tions to Great. Bri-alu from Washing
The Arkansas. Danish, was detain
ed for a complete examination because
Bbc carried constgntnonts believed to
ain J " >ypt
The Canton. Swedish, had on board
copper for the agent of a German
firm: Robber she carried was released
aa a courtesy to Sweden, although
England was satisfied lt would have
been condemned by e nrize court.
The Canton reached Kirkwali Decem
ber 2. was taken to another port for
examination and cleared that port De
cember 22. The copper ?'as held,for
a prise court.
The Virginia, Danish, arrived at
KirJ&all December 24 and proceeded
to New Cattle where she discharged
her consignments of rubber which
were placed before the prize court.
She cleared port January 7.
The' Augusta. Swedish, was detain
ed Doce ni be- 29 carrying rubber and
aluminum. Tue aluminum was thrown
into the prise court bat the vessel wss
permitted to proceed with the rubber.
The New Sweden. Sweden, arrived
at -Kirkwali December 22 carrying
aluminum, nickle and copper. She
waa sent to New Castle and portions
of the cargo under suspicion were un
loaded. The ship proceeded January
9. , .
The Kentucky. Danish, arrived at
Kirkwali December 18 and was au
thorized to proceed December 20 to
Leith to discharge her cargo of meat,
known to be intended for an enemy of
Great Britain. The Kentucky strand
ed in Fraserburgh bay and was float
ed December 28. but because of the
accident and the position of the meat
in the hold a delay tn unloading was
The Harold was permitted to pro
ceed with a delay of only a few boura
The Brindille, American, formerly
a German .tank ship, loaded s cargo of
the interned German ship Excelsior in
the Acores tn December. She was not
detained, but appears subsequently
to. have encountered navigation diffi
culties and put into Saint Helen's for
The John D. Rockefeller srrived st
the Downs December 16 with a full
cargo of naphtha and benzoin for
Scandinavian, ports. She was permit
ted to proceed December 21. ?
The Joseph W. Fordney put in at
Falmouth November 23 and cleared
tero days later. No part of her cargo
The Edward W. Pierce arrived at
Falmouth December . a t*h 3,000 gal
lons of vaseline consisted io Copen
hagen, but the ultimate distinction of
the vaseline was quesf ion ed. 8ht> was
permuted to proceed klecember li.
The George Hawley arrived at Fal
mouth December 1 with a large con
signment of lubricating oil, tho desti
nation of which was questioned. Be
cause et the unwillingness of the
captain or owners to discharge the
oil, the ship was held until the end
of tha month. Then lt was permit
ted to proceed with the oil, as a cour
tesy to the American embassy.
May Bes?est Ane*eer tTsrsnla,
Washington, Jan. If.-The state de
partment probably will request that
another warship bc seat to Ha?tien
waters to it! ok out for for sign inter
ests du elua the pjaaMMr revolution.
The cruiser Walkington with 160
Marinea in preparing to leave Hamp
?n Roads Monday for Haiti.
"See America First."
"See America first," is the alosan,
jf the new superintendent of the
twelve national parks . under. the
charge of the Interior Department at
Washington. Mark Daniels, the Cali
fornia landtfcapj engineer, recently
appointed to the place Just created,
luis taken up the. work, not only of
Dandling the national parks on a
scientific basis, but,ot convincing tho
people that ? they havj spent millions
to go to Europe far scenery when
they had much bet'.or
Tv/enty-Two Vessels Carrying
21,171 Horses to European
War Zone Have Sailed
From Newport Neara.
(By AMoosted Frew.)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. Jan. 16.
Since November 3, when the first ves
iel left Newport News with a cargo
yt horses for use by the armies of the
allies in the European war zone, a
total of 21,171 horses valued at 95,
086,730 have been shipped through
this ?port on 22 steamers, accordtug
to figures obtained at the local cus
toms house today. Three more ves
sels are here now for horses and many
nore are expected.
In November three ships carried 2,
507 animals, valued at $651,750; 13
ships carried 12,280 head, valued' at
12,881.330, during the month of De
cember, and up to date in January six
steamers haVe carried 6,284 horses,
valued at 91.553,650. From these fig
ures it will be tooted thst the average
value of the horses has been about
" / 1
Urges Senate to Vote
(Pf AwooUUd rn-1
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.-Declaring
the liquor interests had defeated prop
er administration of the District of
Columbia "model license" law. Sena
tor Jones urged the Senate toddy to
rote absolute prohibition as a rider
to the District of Columbia appropria
tion bill. The excise board, he said,1
md located IS saloons illegally, and
Joseph C Sheehy, a member of the
joard, had resigned to become attor
tey for liquor dealers seeking Meen
tes. In one instance,? he said. Sheehy
md associate counsel entered Into a
jontract to procure a transfer of a li
cense for $5.500.
HIE SURVIVORS ARE
LONDON, Jan i*- -Eighteen towns
md villages nave been destroyed by
the earthquake, 13 others left with
tcarcely a building and 12 have suf
fered lesser dsmsge, the Lloyd's
Kews announces In a Rome dispatch
Survivors are suffering. severely, the
xtrrespondent says, and In many
placea 36 hours elspsed befara tba
Irst relief corps arrived.
The vast Abrussl region is almost
levotd ot hospitals, the dispatch coa
Inues, and the people still are ter
-ortsed by almost Incessant earth
tremors. Ninety eight of these
?hocks are said to have been counted
n Ute last 14 hours.
The correspondent asserts that tho
Italian government ' has announced
bat te view ot the present int?rna
los! upheaval no contributions for
>arth quake victima can be accepted
rom foreign countries even It they
ire neutral In tho war.
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o official statement Issued in Con- a
o stantinople today announces that o
o the French Bubmarine Saphir, o
o while trying to enter the Dandan- o
o elles, waa sunk by Turkish artll- o
o lery. Part of the submarine's crew o
o was rescued. o
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o The Saphir displaced 386 rona o
o and carried about 21 men. She o
o was 164 feet long, 12.7 feet beam, o
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o and was capable of traveling 12 o
o knots on the surface and eight o
o knots submerged. She was built at o
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DEMOCRATS SPLIT *
OVER SHIP BILL Ir
Progressiv? Republicans Will Sup?
port Mensure if Amended to
(By AuoHnted PrraO
WASHINGTON; Jan. . 16.-Division
In Democratic ranks over the form of
government ship purchase bill devel
oped at a party caucus late today,
held to clarity the legislative tangle
which threatens the administration
program for the short session.
Although a resolution was adopted
to make the shipping Mil the unfinish
ed business of the senate after pas?
sage of the District of Columbia ap
propriation bill, lt was accomplkd^?d
jly on decision, to hold Mother eau
Vigorous opposition to the govern
ment ownership feature was express
ed by several senators and several
amendments, it was declared, would
be submitted to the caucus.
With only six w???ks of US?' regalar
.session remaining, senate leaders
havfe become uneasy.
Some progressive Republ leans, lt ls
said, will Join with the Democrats in
support of the measure if lt ls amend
ed to their satisfaction.
ON ALL FRONTS
Germana Use White Flag? to Get
Near Allies? Positions With,
PETROGRAD. Jan. 16 -The follow
lng official statement was issued to
day by the war office.
"Oh the night of the 14th and yes
terday comparative calm reigned on
all fronts, rifle and artillery fire be
ing heard only on the left bank ot the
Vistula and more ' especially on the
"On the rest of the front the Gr:
mans continued without success t.elr
efforts to resume the offensive. It baa
been established that In some place
Germana used the white flag In order
to get near our positions without bin
"The district north of Rewa was ex
posed to the Ure of heavy artillery.
The Austrians bombarded also with
guns of every large calibre, our Dun
ajee ?"r.wii, MU U->? n and town of
Tar^ow experienced their fire, but
vHhout any effective result for the
ASKS WILSON TO A?'F KO VE
THE IMMIGRATION BILL
Also te Do Everything la Hts Fewer
te Obtain Flaal Passage af
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.-Samuel
Gompers, and the executive council ot
the American Federation ot Labor,
asked President Wilson tonight to ap
Srove the immigration bill, now before
tm, and to do everything In bis power
to obtain Anal passage of the seamen's
bill, a bill to reg?late the use of con
vict labor and a work-en's compensa
tion bill for employ??- in interstate
Tee President made no definite
promises bat afterwards Mr. Gompers
said he was "greatly encouraged'* andi
that the President's attitude had been ff1
"veri- cordial and sympathetic"
WANT $300,000 DAMAGES
CHARLESTON, W. Va., an. 18.
Browing Interests torced oui of busi
ness by prohibition laws will ask tko
State, lt became known today, to re
imburse them to tho extent of 8300,
000. They hold that since the State
granted them charters to operate for
20 years tee State should pay for tba
time taken away by toe prohibitory
"HE FRENCH APPARENTLY
HAVE CHECKED GERMAN
rURKS HAVE MET
'.leyent? Army Corps Saut Frota
Enwrm HM Suffered Defeat
ai tba Han? of Rosslen*.
(By Antteted rim.)
LONDON, Jaa. 16.-Officiel reports
icclose no new developments as a
eault of tho Oe rsa sn success la re
sining lost ground north ot Boissons
nd the Russian advance between the
Esst Prussian frontier sad the V?stala
The French, who are strongly ent
renched along the Aisne river on
Ither side of Boissons, with tba ae*
latance of the floods apparently have
hocked any further German advance
nd big guns have taken the place of
Ines and bayonets in the fghtlsg re
ion. ? *'
In fact, artillery continues to play
he leading role, although hare sad
here along the lino attacks and conn
er attacks ha Je been made.
The Ger mens in one of these.recap
ured some trenches near carenqy.
at their attacks elsewhere, partlctt
afty near Flirey, sooth of Tihaucourt,
.here they have been most violent,
ava not been so successful.
The Germans have.displayed much
oUvtty tn their effort to recover
round they lost daring tba Allie's'
ffenslve undertaken late
er. Their efforts
o not believe
ny sock effort,
epenrt to a lsrge ...
ney may attempt t5? unexpected.
Ia Poland, north aa4 Saftt
ag consists largely ol artillery eg
agements, bat here, too. tba Osr
isos continue to attack tba Russian
rales which block the road to war*
aw, apparently without making head
ray. , x .
Unless Field Marshal voa Hindsn
urg has another araty to mest tfce
luuiana, who bad advanced almost
j tbs German frontier aa the right
ask of the lower Vistula, tata baas
lerlng soon must cease, far arith tbs
reeling of the river, it Wohld be pos
ible for Ute Russians to cross gad
ttaek the Germans on tbd flank and
The Austrlsns, ilka their allies, hare
rought forward heavy artillery abd
re trying to atop tba Russian anny,
'hlch. lt It gets scross tba Ounajsc
Iver again, will threaten Cracow,
he Russians have mouated guns on
ie Carpathians to ward OB* tbs Aus
ro Qermsn forces reported to nave
sen organised to protect Hungary
rom invasion, while ta Bukowina
say are concentrating tof kn advance
ito Transylvania, TMto atty Aestro
erraan army which advances to Han*
ary will be open ta attack tra?a
otk north and east.
The Turks are reported ta nave mai
arther disaster at the hands af tba
.The Eleventh army corpa sent troto
?rterum to help the broken Tenth
'urklsh corps, which waa making a
land at Kara Urgan. according to
etrograd advices, has met with a da
sat which some correspondents de
cribe aa irretrievable. Should this
s verse prove as serions gbr Atoarte*,
hs Turkish position would be aa*
reraely serious, for tue Rttsaiaa Seat
sn pre ?nt reinforcement being seat
rom Europe, bavins already sank
ight sailing vessels carrying troops.
En ver Pasha, the Turkish war min
cer and leaYer of the Young Tart?.'
as returned to Constantinople ta 19?
own a conspiracy discovered mgfc
gainst that organization and parttcao
urly against Enver Pasha himself.
[lie Kress Store at
(By AnoeUUd ItWfc)
CHARLOTTE, N. C Jan, ifc-Pita
I 11:S0 tonight destroyed tho balld
m occupied by the Kress Five abd
eneent Store on North/ Tryon
vest, in the heart ot the business
strict of this city. Tbs origin of
ia Are la unknown; Gie damage will
?sch about $60,850.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16.-The bat?
ssklp North Dakota, eoermanded by
Apt ?la C. P. Plunkett, waa the ele
uatary battleship gun and torpedo
.acne* of tba Atlantic ft tat last yet?
r a score at ?0.16?, Secretary Dent?is
inonu ceo today. The tftohlgea Su
bed tost with a score ot 2*.MS, ?j