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There are 144,000 Mormons in the
There are about 11,000,000 Catholics
to the United States.
Last year America imported only
8,000,000 bushels of potatoes.
Automobile building gives employ
ment to 20,000 persons in France.
In future women will be allowed to
4ake degrees in the University of Dub
AJderney is the only place in the
British islands where tobacco is now
Six hundred men are regularly em
ployed on the new steamship Kaiser
i Japanese is the latest language to be
-added to the list taught at the Uni-
verlsty of Chicago.
In London twenty-nine autograph
'letters and manuscripts of John Keats
were sold for 1 )70.
Wisconsin is lirst in lumber and tim
ber products , and Minnesota leads in
flouring and grist mills.
Prussian railway cars liave only
.about three-tenths the carrying capac
ity of those used in the United States.
During the last three years twenty-
-rwo millionaires have died in England.
Their average age was seventy-five
Compared with 1901 the population
of New Zealand (851,063 ( , including
43,143 Maoris ) shows an increase last
year of 20,263.
Before he had reached his twelfth
"birthday young Handel -was known
throughout Germany as a brilliant
composer and virtuoso at the court of
The Uganda Mission , in Central
Africa , begun twenty years ago , has
now 1,070 church buildings , seating
126,850 persons , erected chiefly at the
cost of the people.
Several new comic papers make
their appearance in Paris every year.
Rirewhich was founded ten years
ago , had so much success that it has
since had about twenty imitators , most
of which were short-lived.
Artificial teeth and "uppers" for
boots and shoes are among the new
uses to which paper is being put. A
substantial business firm in Boston is
considering a proposition to take up
the work of manufacturing paper
Several Chinese cities have erected
temples in honor of Li Hung Chang.
His tonib also has the form of a tem
ple. Two of its inscriptions are : "All
countries in the world mourn him"
and "lie changed heaven and revo
lutionized the earth. "
Capt. S. P. James , who was asso
ciated with the Royal Society's com
mission on malaria during the investi
gation in India , says that in India ,
anj-way , the kind of mosquito that
carries malaria rarely , , if ever , flies
more than half a mile from its breed
The Pennsylvania terminal to be
erected in Manhattan will be the Ititr-
jiest railroad -tation in the world , wLh
"accoimm tint ions for hamllinir 200.UCO
passengers a day , or about 70,000,000
or 80,000,000 a year. From sixty to
ninety trains will enter and leave it
hourly. The tunnels will be lighted
and trains moved through" them by
A German professor has been inves
tigating the causes of insanity among
women , and has come to the conclu
sion that if women are admitted into
competition with men the inevitable
result will be a tremendous increase
of insanity among the women. lie
finds that the percentage of women
teachers who become insane is almost
double that of the men teachers.
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell says too much
importance is attached to college ath
letics. In a letter to the senior class
of Pennsylvania he says : "You have
lost out of college life that which it
were better to have kept. We played
hard in my college days , but we talked
of our sports less than you do. You.
I fear , care too little for your Intel
lectual athletics. Athletic sports are
meant , as I see them , to insure that
the body shall be made and kept
It is said that Mascagni seeks dra
matist's laurels. The composer has
written a three-act c'omcdy , which
will be staged in October. A Rome
newspaper , the Menestrel , is quoted as
making the following very discour
teous comment on the composer :
"Composer , leader , newspaper man ,
lecturer , professor and conservatory
director without a job , likewise play
wright , Mascagni would hop around
St. Peter's on one leg if he could get
an. audience. "
Old furniture collectors in this city
have lately been driving prices high
er and higher. The rage for Chippen
7 dale and Sheraton patterns of the finer
lines is greater , than ever. Chairs es
pecially fetch astonishing prices. Even
iealers are paying in some cases as
much as ? 5n for a single Chippendale
chair of rare pattern , though it l.e out
Df repair. A collector in this city pi d
the other day $279 for a GhippenuMo
armchair. Chairs of less unusual pat
tern are sold every day for $40 , $50
ind $300. New York Letter.
STARS THAT STEAL.
Planets and Suns May Pick Up Minor
Jupiter is much the blggesj : member
if the family of stars which revolve
iround our sun. Consequently the
/ower of his attraction is greater than
that possessed , for instance , by tha
earth. Jupiter's exploits as a burglar
have caused very considerable annoy
ance and inconvenience to astronomers
in the days before his powers wrere
In 1770 there appeared a fine comet ,
which was found to have an eliptical
orbit round the sun of so compara
tively small a size that Mr. Lexell
Its discoverer , calculated it would re
turn In five and a half years. But in
1775 telescopes were vainly focused on
the spot where it was expected to re
appear , and again in 1781 it disap
pointed all observers. Mr. Lexel
plunged into fresh calculations , and
after much research found that Jupiter
was the culprit. The unfortunate
comet had been rash enough to plunge
into the sphere of the giant planet's
attraction , with the result that it had
been completely diverted from its for
mer orbit , and flung off into quite a
different one of a twenty years' period
It has never been seen again by any
one on this earth , and probably never
Jupiter was also responsible for the
delay which occurred in the return of
that splendid visitant known as Hal-
ley's comet. Halley found that he was
not the first discoverer of this big com
et It had appeared at least twice
previously , once seventy-five years be
fore , and again seventy-six years be
fore that. The astronomer concluded
that there would be a further delay
In its third return , and predicted that
its next appearance would be 518 days
later. He did not live to see It ; but
in 1758 , the year he had prophesied for
its reappearance , astronomers were
waiting for it.
But they waited for more than three
months before It did actually appear ,
and then found that it was the planet
Saturn they had to thank for delaying
the comet this extra hundred days.
This same comet appeared again In
1835 , this time late again. Not only
had Jupiter delayed it 518 days , and
Saturn about 100 , but Uranus had also
had a hand In retarding It , and had
added another sixty-nine days to its
Our own earth is by no means' guilt
less. It is constantly picking up unconsidered -
considered trifles of Stardust , which
range all the way from the thirteen
foot long mass of meteoric rock lately
found by Professor Ward in Mexico ,
down to the infinitesimal particles
which are found on the roof of St.
Paul's , on the Arctic snows , and at
the bottom of the deep sea. It is cal
culated that the total amount of mat
ter thus absorbed by us is certainly
not less than 500.000 tons a year , and
that , therefore , the weight of this
world is increasing at that rate every
Itappears also that we may be occa
sionally responsible for the disappear
ance of a poor , unoffending comet.
Biela's comet , Avhich went astray , is
supposed to have been absorbed by the
earth. That amazing shower of shoot
ing stars , which was seen on Novem
ber 27 , 1872. may have been the death
throes of this misty space-traveler.
ILL-NATURED AT BREAKFAST.
Where Men Are Said to Differ from
Their Sisters and Wives.
"I think my business affords me the
best opportunities in the world foi
judging human nature , " said an ob
servant Avenue restaurant keeper ,
"and my observations have led me to
the conclusion that woman , with all
her 'nerves , ' are much more good-tem
pered than men , and there is no great
er test than at breakfast. I have no
reason to believe that my patrons dif
fer from the ordinary run of people ;
in fact , most of them are newspapei
men , who for the most part take life
as it comes without much complaint ,
and if you take them at dinner or al
night they are fine fellows and easj
to please ; but breakfast time is quits
another matter , and as friendly as J
am with my men customers , I cannot
recall one whom I would care to pro
voke before breakfast , for this is his
favorite time to register kicks. First ,
his very attitude signifies that the
waiter is too slow ; that he has been
there at least fifteen minutes without
being so much as seen by the waiter ,
and when the order Is finally brought
to him he's in a bad humor and finds
fault with everything placed before
him. The steak is sure to be too rare
or too well done and the eggs fried
only on one side , or because he prefers
them so they will upon this occasion
be cooked brown on both sides. But by
the time the first meal is consumed
and , having had a cup of good coffee ,
he then realizes that things were nol
half so bad and that he do < is feel bet
ter and then gets in really good hu
With women it is different. It may
be that an empty stomach does not af
fect their nerves to the same extent
that it does a man's , but it is the ex
ception when my woman patrons com
plain of their breakfast , and for the
most part are in apparent good hu
Our Greatest Frontier Judge.
A man who sentenced 172 criminals
to death , SS of whom were hanged ;
an upright judge , holding sway for
twentj'-oue years over 74,000 sorwre
miles of the most lawless territory in
tlie United States ; a stern , just jiulge.
whose name became a terror to evil
doers : a very kindly , sympathetic gen
tleman and public-spirited citizen-
few characters have been developed
in our West who have played a more
striking role than Isaac C. Parker ,
United States District Judge for the
Western District of Arkansas from
May , 1875 , to September , 1890. Les
lie's Popular Monthly.
If a man draws a Wank in lottery
he can tear up the tlckot , but it's dif
ferent in the matrimonial game.
| PREPARE UPRISING
3EN. HERRERA ORGANIZING A <
DEVOLUTION IN COLOMBIA
MANY OTHER LEADERS ARE DIS-
SATISF1ED-PREPARE TO JOIN
13 CAREFULLY PLANNED
Stacks of Arms and Ammunition ar
Be I ii Contlrtcated by the Rev-
New York , Sept. 2. Travelers from.1
Panama reporD the isthmus alight ,
with tires of a new revolution , accord
ing to a Times dispatch from San ,
Jose , Costa Rica. The Indians have !
arisen and the late fol'owers of Gen.
Benjamin Herrera are mustering in" "
the mountain villages preparatory to
joining an organized revolt caused DV >
the rejection of the Panama canar
Hundaeds of stacks of arms confis
cate. ! by the Columbiangovernmenl at
the close of the late revolution , have
reappeared from some mysterious' '
5 an e. With the arms goes ammuni-1
Lion fresh from factories , showing th6 |
movement is not spasmodic , but
carefully planned. ,
Travelers from Panama to Piontaj
Arens say that in Panama it is re- ;
pjrted that General Herrera has dis
appeared from his home nt-ar Bogota ,
and its presumed to be on his way to
If this is true Herrera probably will
igain assume command of the revo
lutionary forces and cast his lot with
the isthmus Ipeop'e , as was his in
tention had the late revolution term
inated in favor of the liberal party.
Gen. Yictonian Lorenzo , who was
banished to Coucau aftei the surrender
der of the liberal forces last Decem-
bc-r , has escaped and is presumed to be
in the marshes making bis * ay back !
to the isthmus. Lo enzo had 7,000
Indians in his following , and it is be
lieved he will have little ditliculty in
rallying the old forces if he succeeds
in making his way back to San Carlos
or to any contiguous point.
From Chorrerra comes the report
that he is in that locality mustering
the Indi ns. At Boujouka Colonel
Arcuca is in command of ell mobilized - '
D spatches from a Bogota corres
pondent. says a Panama dispatch to
the flerala , declare that tbe Panama
canal treaty was jejected in the senate
because of the imperative nature of
the notes received from Secretary of
Rate Hay and United Sta'es Minister
Beaupre. These notes , the correspon-J
dent declares , were regaided as of- !
The main nues1 ion now discussed is
whether the Onited States will be
willing to enter into negotiations or1
will simply lee the matter drop and'
take up the Nicaragua route.
It was aftei the tivaty was rejected
exchange went up 10 J2,000 per cent
Terrible Disease in Cuoa
New York , S pt 2. Menaced bv a
disease which has bafuVd the best
medical skill of the island the health
department officials of Cuba have fp-
plied to the authorities of Columbia
u tiversity and JeQVrson medical co -
lege of Philidelphia for aid in deter
mining the nature of the disease.
The most eminent , patholngists and
bacteriologists of those institutions
are working in conjunction wiM ) tbe
medical authorities or the marne
hospital and public- health depart
ment , in an ell'ort to determine the
nature of tbe disease * Al details of
the investigation aie refused.
The disease in many of the syrnp-
tons resembles the bubonic pliguo ,
but it is said to be more swift in its
progress , and more deadly in its ef
fects. It first appeared some montl s
ago in the isolated town of Daiquiri ,
province of Santiago. Men employed
in the iron mines in that locality
were affected. The disease did nor
yie d to treatment and tlie mortality
was meater than in yellow fever or
any kindred disease.
America Coins Foreign Money.
Venezuela will have coined at tne
Philade phia mint 4,000.tQO ( bolivars
in silver. A bolivar is wortii 19.d
cents , and its name is pronounced
bo-lee-ver , wijbh the accent on the
Looking for Indictmen.s
Washington , Sept. 2 A number of
the inspectors who have beeu inves
tigating the affairs of the office of the
assistant attorney general for the
postuffice department were in con
sultation today with Assistant
United States Attorney Taguart
regarding postal matters before the
grand jury. Although it is possib e
that the jury may reach an auree-
m"nt to return one or more indict
ments any d y , it is nut now antici
pated that the decision .of the jury
will be reported before Friday.
THEY ARREST A LUNATIC
MAN WITH REVOLVES M.VSTER
BAY TAKEN IN CKAhfiE.
Oyster Bay , L. I. Sept. 3. A man
giving his name as Henry Weilbreuer
was arrested at Sagamore Hill late.
Monday night while making a per-1
sistant demand to see President
RoosiTelt. The man was armed with
a revolver , fully loaded. He was taken
to the village and placed m the town
Shortly after 10 o'clock Monday
night Welbrenner drove to Sagamore
Hill in a phaeton buggy. He was
stopped by the secret service opera
tive on duty. VVeilbrenner sa d he had
a personal engagement with the pres
ident and desired to see him. As it ,
was long after the Jicurs when vis
itors were received , the officer de
clined to permit him to go to the
hou-e , the man insisted , but the
oilicer turned him away.
Soon afterward Weilbrenner re
turned , and again insisted that he be
allowed to see the president , if only
lor a minute. This time he was or
dered away and warned neb to return.
Just before 11 o'clock the man re
turned a third time and demanded of
the officer that h should be permitted
to see the president at once. The- -
officer's icsponse was to take the man
from h s buggy and put him in the'
stables , where he was placed under
the guard of two stablemen. A re
volver was found in the buggy. Later
Weilbrenner was brought to the vil
lage and locked upj He is five feet ,
eight inches high , twenty-eight years
of age , has a medium sized dark mus
tache , black eyes and evidently is of
German descent He resides in Sy-
osset , about five miles inland from
Oyster Bay. He was well dressed in
a suit of dark material and wore an
old-fas ioned derby hat. It is thought
by the officers that Weilbrenner was
accompanied by two other men , as
their footprints were found in the
mud alongside of the buggy tracks.
In view of this fact the officer on duty
telephoned to the village for assistance
and was soon joined by two other sec
ret service men.
While Weilbrenner talked ration
ally to the officers Monday night it
seems evident from his conversajion
today that he is demented. He said
that he had received telegraphic com
munication from the president di
recting him to call at Sagamore Hill.
His buggy was taken to the local liv
When asked what had become of
the ri'j , Weildbrenner replied :
'Oh , the president h.-s taken care of
it ; hat's all right"
Weildbrenuer is regarded by those
who had seen him to be a dangerous
At 83 osset it is learned that the
man is the eon of a truck farmer , and
is one of three brothers , He has t o
sisters. The family is respectable
and is held in general esteem.
Weildbrenner , several yeais ago , had
a nervous artack which rendered him
mentally helpless -or a day or two , but
his family supposed that he had been
quite restore 1 by medical treatment
he received at that time. Since then
he had manifested no symptoms of
mental abberation. He had no social
istic or anarchistic tendencies so far
as kno-An , never having been inter-
es'ed in any question of the kind. He
was employed daily on his father s
Wei brenner was arraigned today
before Justice Franklin on comp aint
of the secret e vice operatives who
p aced him under arrest. Weilbren.
ner's brother William was present at
Justice Franklin qu stione.d the
prisoner about his movements last
night. His replies were made in a
quiet tone of voice , but they indicated ,
apparently beyond a doubt , that the
man is crazy
When ask-d why he went to Saga
more Hl. ) he replied :
' 'I went to see the president about
his daughter Alice "
'Had you an engagement with the
presde ; t ? "
'Y 'S. "
' How was the encasement made ? "
"I talked with the president last
niyht , " replied Weilbrenner.
11 How did yon talk with him ? "
Oh , I just talked "
| CA s < > rt of a wireless talk , was it ? "
Yi s , that is ir , a wireltss talk. "
' Why riid you want to see the pres
ident about Miss Alice ? "
"I wanted to marry her. "
"Did you ever see Miss Roosevelt ? "
"Yes , Iaw her night before last. "
"Yes , 1 saw her night before last. "
"Where did you see her ? "
"At my home. "
"Did she go over there. "
"Yes. she came in a red auto mobile. "
"Who accompanied net ? "
"Her br ther Theodore. "
Justice Franklin after the examina
tion , concluded he would ho d Weil
brenner until an inquir of lunacy
could be held upon his case. Tue ex
amination then was postponed until
Wreck on A. T. & S. F.
En t r prise , Kan. , Sept. ? . A spr.
cial fre ght train on the Atchison ,
Topeka& Santa Fe railway carrying
thirteen passengers in the cabuose ,
backed into an open switch here.
Five cars of merchandise and the ca
boose were wrecked. Three passen
gers were seriously hurt , Mrs. Munn.
Glasro , Kan , foot cut and head
bruised ; Joseph Kochonover , Hope
Kan. , collar bnne broken and internal
Injuries , may die : Henry Kandt , Wood-
b.ne , Kan. , arm injnred.
FWO ARE KILLED
THREE MEN COMMIT MUf.DFR
ATTACK WAS SURPRISE
klLLED AND WOUNDED ALL EM
PLOYEES OF STREET CAR CO.
FIRE WITHOUT , WARNING
Two Killed in Track and Tvro Othect
U'ouuded Stayers Secure Three
Thousand Dollars and
- DIake Eacapo
Chicago. Aug. 31. Without a word
of warning two men were killed and
two others waunded by ho'd-up men
at the barns of the Chicago City Rail
way company , SixCy-first and State
streets , at an early hour yesterday.
The sh oting was done by th'ree men
who escap-d after securing $3,000.
Three of the men who were shot were
working in the cashier's office and the
ather was a motorman asleep in the
outer office. The men in the office
were shot before they were aware of
the robber's presence , and the motor ,
man was kil'ed as he was rising from
\ bench where he had been asleep-
The dead :
Frai k Steward assistant clerk in
cashiev's office , shot through body
while standing at his dek. } Died half
in hour later.
John E. Johnson , motorman , shot
through head died instantly.
William B. Edmond , receiving clerk ,
; hot in left thigh while at his desk ,
Henry Bici.ii. shot in the headT5ill
The robbers took no chances , but
disposed of all the opposition of the
employes before they entered the
office. Choosing the time when the
employes were busily engaged in bal-
incingupthe receipts of the night ,
just after the last , conductor had turn
ed in his money and left the barns ,
th-d robbers suddenly aopeared at the
receiving ; window and began shooting.
The firsc intimation those ins de the
Dfficehad that anything was wrong
was when they heard the shots. The
first bullet fired struck Stewart , and
he fell to the floor without a word.
B chl and Edmond , who were sitting
near Stewart , turned to see what was
bhe matter , but before they could
leave their chairs they were rendered
helpless by the well directed bullets
of the robbers. Johnson the motor- ;
manwho was asleep on a bench in the
Duter office , hearing the noise , started
to go to the assistance of his com
panions but was shot and killed be
fore he could get on his feet. Making
sure that all opposition had been re
moved the robbers then broke open
the door of the cashiers office with a
sledge hammer and secured $3,000 in
bills which were lying on the desk.
They then made their escape. ;
Four men were arres.ed three hours
if ter the robbery , on suspicion of be
ing implicated in the crime , but they
have not as yet been identified.
Pass Night in Small Boat.
New York , Aug. 31. During a
strong northeast gale eight miles off
Highlands , N. J. . at half-past 10
o'clock Saturday night the thiee-
masted schooner , Henry P. Mason ,
from Perth Am boy , JN" . J. , for Port-
iand , Me. , loaded with 1,100 tons of
red clay , struck , it is believed , a sub
merged wreck and at half-past 1
o'clock this morning sank.
The crew and two passengers of tbe
schooners took the vessel's small boat
and aftcr-be ng buffeted by the heavy
seas all night and a part of * today ,
were rescued by Captain Patterson
and the Sandy Hook life saving crew ,
who were towed out to the boat or e
mi e off Galilee by the New York
yacht club's committee boat Naviga
tor , on which was C. Oliver Iselir ,
managing owner of the yacht Reli
ance , and Herbert , C. Leeds. The res
cued people reached Sandy Hook at
half-past 2 this aftemooa on board the
Navigator , and later were brought by
the same vessel to this city.
When the Mason struck the main
mast and mizzen mast were broken
off short and the vessel started to
A female patient in a Berlin insane
asylum haa temper which affects her
hair "When she is cool and quiet her
hair is a Mght yellow , bat when she is
restless and exHted it becomes auburn.
pi re on Fiagship Yankee.
Newport , R.L , Aug. 31. The flag
ship Yankee , of the naval training
squadron , flying the flag of Rear Ad
miral Wise , and which has been en-
gage-1 in the maneuvers off Portland ,
entered tbe bar or yesterday mnrning
Avith her midship bunker afire. The
fire was disovered Thursday morning
by smoke o- the gun dek. . Some 203
tons of coal were removed from the
top of the bunker , leaving some threa
hundred tons. Th n the fire hose was
used and smce. that time the fire has
Two rural routes will be established
October 1 at Philips , Hamilton
* * *
tE. . J. Gloekel and Miss Anna Hand-
rup were married yesterday at Ne
James Hamilton has sold the Cool
County Currier to R. B. Blythc ol
* * *
Three marriages were solemnized
by one pastor in one day at Beatrice
recently. . , r ,
ff 4 *
* * *
The old settlers of Beatrice and
vicinity will hold their picnic Sep
tember 23. - . - ( . . * . . t
* * - . i i ' >
J. S. Wheeler , a farmer near Beat
rice , reports that his , wheat crop aver
aged 26 bushels to the acre.
Frank Coe and O. 0. Holtz of Neb
raska City have bought the lumber
yard of Edwards & Bradford.
* # *
The board of supervisors of Beatrice
have advertised for bids for the rip-
rapping of the Blue river.
* * *
William Y. Mordeck has been ap
pointed regular carrier and Barney
Bryant substitute at Fairfield.
* * *
The Rev. G. F. Mueller of Columbus
has accepted the call to St. JohnV
3erman Lutheran church at Yutan.
* * *
The Gage County Teachers' Insti
tute has begun its annual sefaion ati
Beatrice with 250 teachers in atte&d-
* * *
Frank lams of St. Paul has re
turned from a horse purchasing trip' '
to France , where be bought many1
* * *
A failure or the pumps at the Hav-
: lock jailroad shups resulted yester-i
day in 600 men being temporarily *
thrown out of employment.
* # *
Mrs. Eliza * Dickenson of Lincoln.
( net with a serious accident while vis-i
iting at Humboldt by falling down
.tairs. One arm was broken ,
* * *
Frank Pittman of Oakland yester-
i y i ijd to ride a brcnoio. He wasj
Lurown and ser ously nurt. Several1
Tibs were crushed causing hemorrhage. .
* * *
L. Emery of St Joseph yes
terday fell off a railing at Beatrices
and dropped a distance of twelve feefe
without in any way injuring himself.
The recent hot weather Is reported
to have greatly helped tbe corn crop
in York county. Forty per cent of
the crop in that county is repot ted
* * *
The reports just recel > ed at the of
fice of the state superintendent show
that the attendance at the five junior
normals held this year approximated
Johnnie Fuller , a young lad of
McCool Junction , had his foot badly
crushed in a hay rake gear while
driving the machine after he had
teased to be permitted to do so.
* * *
U. G. Sawyer , engineer of the capitol -
itol building , has jus' suffered serious
internal injuries by a large tank at the
Btate capitol falling against him and
pinioning him agaiust the wail.
* * *
Clarence Palmer and Mrs. Henri
etta Herdraan were married Thurs
day evening at Beatrice , the Rev.
Thomas officiating. Tfcey will make
their home in Lincoln.
More than 225 claims for wolf boun
ties , ranging from $1 to $20 , for which
warrants wtre issued have been re
turned. The persons never called for
them. The state will be richer by
Yesterday at Beatrice while the two
small sons of L. H. North were driv
ing a colt , it became frightened and
kicked tbe car to pieces. The boys
were thtown out and somewhat
Henry Koabau , deputy game warden
of Lincoln couutv , has tiled a com
plaint against John Sawyer , whom be
alleges was one of a party of hunters
whoa-saulted him while performing
his official duties at North. Platte.
J. Mullan and Ed Markum of Wacc
quarreled and the latter was shot in
The following rural letter car
riers were ap ointed in Nebraskat
Hooper , regular , Emil 0. Raach : sub
stitute , F'vd J. Raach. Uolmesville ,
regular , Robert R. Smith ; Clarence Ei