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DAILY INTER MOUNTAIN
Issued Every Evening, Excat Sunday. 1 ER MGCLNTAINFPUSL,.I HIN CO. Address all snail to Inter Mountain Publishing company. ad West Granite street, Butte, Mont. Ofllicial Paper of Silver Dow County and City of Butte. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Per year, by mail, in advance .......$7 So Iy carrier, per month .... ........ 78 TELEPHiON- h'UMBERS: Edi:orial Roonm......... 4a8-3 rings) Buasin.a Offi-e .......... a48-it ring) Till'RSI)AY, JULY 17, 59,n. GREAT IS MONTANA. Sl;e Minneapolis Times ta(cs this ap preciativec view of Montana: As a wealth producer, Montana has a right to pose as one of the wonders of the world. To the riches of the planet it has contributed $277.ooo,ooo in gold, $35t,ooo, noo in silver. $3t6i,ooo.oon ins copper and $13o,o1,ooo in lead. or over $,00oo0,000oo,o000 worth of the three metals. And don't forget the ;,tllle and sheep. With agricul ture by irrigation added to its mineral and livestock resources. Montana will he one of the wealthiest states in the Union. And do not forget that Montana is still in its infancy as a mining state. What irrigation and railroad development will do for its agricultural and livestock in terest staggers the imagination to contem Ilate. There is every indication that Mon tana: will not only be one of the richest statest in tle I'niont, but the tictest state of all, NEW YORK'S VANISHING TRADE. In her wail that lthe is losing her grain trade to Canadian ports, New York is overlookiIg Western and Southern ports. The Mii;sotri and Mississiplpi rivers are carrying vast fleets of grailn south where they are shipped for New Orleans and (Galvest'I, while TacomIa is getting the trade of the Northwest. Tacoma alone is now hIandlling mIore expolrt grain than New York. New York has been Ib tanking too much on her bigness. elcr policy toward shippers has always been small and illiberal. Rail road facilities have been denied, unless shake-down methdls were meenckly ac ceded to. Cargoes have been loaded and discharged only at great disadvantage and expense. American and foreign steamship lines have been forced to seek other ports where freight could he handled to better wlvantage. No wonder New York is losing her trade. lier mean and short-sighted policy has done mluch to compel ant alliance between railroad and steamship lines and the in evitable result is seen in her vanishing Ocean COmlllelrceC. The logical conclusion of such a policy will I,e that G;otham will find herself a shell of empty sky-scrapers. CAREER OF A CRIMINAL. We are in receipt of this appeal: Give us somne more facts about Tracy. They will interest more people than the life and services of old Balfour who suc ceeds to the premiership of England. Deny the truth of this statement as we may, it will no doubt remain a truth all the same. There Is a large popular de mand for facts about Tracy while most people seemn to think they know all about the new premier that it is necessary for them to know. There has been some inquiry for infor mation as to what Tracy did to get into the Oregon penitentiary originally. The story is soon told. Several daring burglaries had been committed in Portland. This was during the winter of 1899. A posse of policemen and a detective were sent out to locate the offenders and place them un der arrest. David Merrill, whose dead body was found in the woods the other day, was suspected. lie was captured in the house of his mother where he had secreted himself, at the approach of the officers, in a large bureau drawer. Iie was heavily armed and showed fight, but was over. powered. Ilis mother was greatly incensed because of his arrest and blamed Tracy for leading himi Into the path of crime. She suggested the plan to the officers by which Tracy was i(gptured later. A letter was written to Tracy, purport ing to come frontm Merrill, asking him to come to the house. Tracy was less alert then and fell into the trap. The detective was introduced as a friend of Merrill and the two took a walk to talk over a prospective job. The stroll had not been continued far until Tracy's suspi cions were aroused. A locomotive was slowly approaching. 'I guess I'll take that train,' remarked Tracy, laconically, as he t;aale a dash for the cab, There was an exchange of shots between the detective and Tracy, but the latter leaped into the engine cab end holding lils pistol to the engineer's head compelled him to open the throttle and get over the track with all ,peed. The telephone was called into serv ice and after an exciting chase the fugitive was taken into custody by a butcher and he and Merrill were lodged in the Port land jail. Tracy tried to murder his guard but later the two criminals were taken to the state prison at Salem. In their e,cape from prlson June 9, they hill-:d three guards. It has not yet been cxplained how they came In possession of the two rifles with which they did the bloo.iy work. The weapons were ready to their hands when the two men, with other prisoners, were marched to the stove founlry in the morning to perform their regular work. The exploits of Tracy since th.lt time are fresh in the public mind. lie has held up the men who were sent In pur suit of him, Iie-has broken through cor dons of militia. He has compelled men and women to feed and shelter himn in his flight, and he has not hesitated to kill those who have refused his requests. Ile has made the bloodhounds a laughing stock by scattering red pepper In his own tracks and sending them sneezing to the rear. Iie compelled Farmer Anderson to go to Tacoma and purchase him pistols and amunition while he held the farmer's fam ily as a pledge for the faithful perform ance of the service. One story in regard to the outlaw is that he is a half-breed Mexican named Manuel Albertincz. Ex-Sheriff Rose of Dillon be. lieves that his right name is Harry Carr, whom he arrested in r9oo for theft. This is the opinion of others. Be this as it may, the exploits of the man whom the public now know as Harry Tracy eclipse in their reckless and criminal daring any that have been hitherto attributed to the James boys, the Younger brothers or any other modern desperadoes. The pursuit of the outlaw has taken on somewhat the character of opera bouffe except where the criminal has given it a tragic coloring. There has been nothing in it that is creditable to the ofliccrs of the law or the military engaged in it. T1re. interesting theory is advanced that the ldead body of Outlaw Merrill would not have been found had not Tracy directed pals of his in the chase where to find it. The motive of Tracy was that he would get a share of the large reward offered for the finding of Merrill, dead or alive. There is a good deal in the alleged hunt of Tracy to bear out this theory. In ad dition to the general uproar that the fugi tive has created in the Northwest, the Seattle Times and Post-intelligencer have become embroiled over the situation. The Times of Tuesday indulged in a four column editorial broadside with which it slhivered the timbers and tore the rigging of its contemporary. As near as we can get at the difference existing between these newspapers in the great mass of words em ployed by each of them, it is that one ac cused the sheriff with collusion with the criminal, the glittering reward of $6,ooo being the basis of it. The other alleges that there is no collusion and nothing worse than "bail management." We await the splitting up of political parties and the clashing of creeds because of the eminent Afr. Tracy. MA.s must have something to complain about. Here, for example, is California complaining that the weather is too fine. Listen to the San Francisco Call: "The situation in California shows no change worthy of especial comment. The only condition at all adverse at the moment is the absence of the usual summer fog along the coast, which is rather against the pro duction of large, fine fruit in the great fruit countlis around tile bay. The weather is too fine. We need rather more humid ity and less warm, dry wind just now. No positive harm has been done, but we would turn out a better fruit crop if the air were imoister and a few degrees cooler. The de miand for our fruits this year has been first rate, and the growers thus far have re ceived profitable returns. General mer chandise is also in excellent demand, even at the current high prices, and grains are Iringing better prices as a rule than soume time. The banks continue to report plenty of funds, collections are easy and failures few and small. California has no cause for complaint in any branch of industry." But isn't it too bad about the weather being "too fine?" Tun best efforts of Colonel Lamont just now seem to be directed against the plans of David B. llill to make him governor of New York and tile latter president of the United States. Consider ing the valuable aid he will get from tile republicans in this matter the colonel will be safe in counting his efforts already crowned with success. Ourt information is that neither Mr. Debs nor the Rev. McGrady have stirred tile waters or set fire to the forests of Montana with the enthusiasm they have engendered for socialism. Indeed, the snowstorm of this morning is the direct result of the heated campaign of these two eloquent and convincing gentlemen. THE Denver Republican has an edit, rial on the growth of Senator Beveridge of Indiana, but neglects to note that the young man has expanded a great deal in public esteem while Senator Bailey has shriveled tip in proportion since tile latter's unprovoked attack in the senate chamber. OuR valued democratic exchanges will laboriously overlook the fact that two large wool clips sold yesterday in Montana at 16,.4 cents a pound. This kind of intelli gence might greatly jar Mr. Cleveland if it reached hint. Is TeIIIsr no womllan in Oregon or Wash ington with sufficient nerve to go out and capture Tracy? We hear a lot of the cour age and valor of women in times of great emergenc1. Now is the time for them to prove it. _. LET us conclude that pool rooms are simply annexes to Sunday schools and the Salvation Army, and let it go at that. Sport. [Life.] "Autormobiling is not likely to endure as a sport." "No; people are already so shy that it's more a matter of luck than skill when any. body Is run down." The Unfashionable Thing. [Philadelphia Press.] "Now," said the society woman's ht~) band, after the stork's visit, "what shall we name the baby ?" "I was thinking," said the society wom an, " we might name him 'Fido,' or some thing like that, so that when we are obliged to mention him to strangers they will think he is one of those fashionable pet dogs.' PEOPLE WE MEET. E I AM anxious to see the work of, a organizing the republican clubs oft the county of Silver Bow begin at onci and go forward with enthusiasm," said; John N. Kirk. The eloquent young attorney has bean named by President T. J. Porter of the State League of Republican clubs to act as committeeman of this county, vice the late WV. II. DeWitt, and he has already taken the steps to come ia touch with the local affairs of the republican club and begin active work for the coining campaign. "It is not so much a campaign measure as it is one of sensibly arranging for coherent organization among the clubs td the state," said Mr. Kirk. "In this good state we have a bright prospect for the best republican organization of the West. JOHN N. KIRK. We have men of ability and enthusiasm and the club of the county of Silver Bow should, of course, be one of the leading clubs of the state. "The league of clubs already has a large membership and it is fulfilling the promises which accompanied its organization. It is designed to bring to the front the men of this state-young and old-who are feeling the impulses of patriotism in these splendid years of national greatness and widespread prosperity and who desire to I identified with that party which stands for a continuation of the present good times. Mr. Kirk was in consultation today with prominent republicans of the county and the work of solidifying the organiza tion is well under way. The enthusiasm of a magnetic county commnitteeman is shared by all republicans of the county and the movement so auspic:ously ,begun will Ie pushed with vigor to splendid suc cess. SPEAKING BRIEFLY, [Boston Transcript.] C When a man eccomes great his enemie.s prove that he is also human. The modern heroes are men who marry clever women. Life is a laddler with slippery rsounds. Every man should be able to support hisi wife-a woman lives on flattery. " Life is only a short story, but its cross roads make a long novel. Marriages are union-made. The greatest sacrifie we make to science is our ignorance. It takes time to ibe brief. When science makes a discovery estab lished religion says: "I told you so." Patience is a virtue-until it becomes a vice. T)uty calls ---and we listen. That our sins are overlooked is, in the end, our worst punishment. There is always somec substitutes for those you have killed. It is strange that the ancient philos. ophers should at their early age have ar rived at such wonderful truths. and shet we, at this late date, should still be haik ing the same nonsense. Shell Game's Origin. (Chicago Inter Ocean.) The modern "shell game," as practiced in various forms by sharpers, is derived from the Hopi Indians of the Southwest, according to Dr. George Dorsey of the Field Columbian museum. In a lecture before the students of the University of Chicago yesterday I)r. l)orsey said that this tribe of redskins originated the game, and that other Indians received it from the Ilopi and gradually worked it into games of white men. ..1 The scienctist asserted that he had dis covered the origin and meaning of certain signs which have long baffled anthropolo gists. These signs upon adobe houses were thought to be a record left by the mature Indian, but Dr. l)orsey declares they *are nothing more than ,marks made in the soft mud by the llopi children, and mean ab solutely nothing. The professor threw several pictures upon a screen showing the Hopi snake dances, which last nine days. The Indians believe the reason snakes do not bite them is that they never handle a reptile when it is found coiled up. lie further said, to the amusement of his hearers, that there was a tradition among the Indians that if a white man should look in upon the snake dances which are held within the adobe houses lie would swell up and burst. "These Indians," he declared, "recognize seven directions-north, cast, south, west, up, down and here." Brutus's Little Joke, [Portland Oregonian.] "Brutus," said Cassius, when Marc An tony had mobilized two or three corps of legions, and got his eight-inch rapid-fire guns into play, "I have no longer any stomach for war." "Well," replied Brutus, after his custom ary five minutes for thought, "having no more casus belli, we might as well lay down our arms." And it took Cassius another five min utes to figure out the deadly entendre that lay in the words of the noblest Roman of them all. Heroic Treatment. [Chicago Record-Herald.] "I'm afraid," said the doctor, "that we'll have to give your son heroic treatment." "Ma," the old gentleman who had been reading about the conditions in the Phil. ippines called downstairs, "bring up the syringe and a pail of water with you." Two Great Men, [Chicago Record-Herald.] " Bandit Tracy ought by this time to be entitled to congratulations from Pat Crowe. OUR-MAWY ABROAD. [ Wallgt10 Post.) A 5-cent cigar his been named for Mary MacLane. The purchasr of this partic ular weed will hive to place the lighted end in their moutah in order to get the full benefit of the nomenclature. (New York Evening Sun.) The West is very much excited over the Eastern triumphal literary progress of Miss Mary MacLane. Hence the "Limer Ick :" There was a young woman of Butte, A wild; woolly Western galoot, She said, Damn ! damn damn I'm a genius, I am " And Chicago said, "Isn't she cute?" [Boston Herald.] Miss Mary MacLane is quite contrary, but her "starved soul" is marching on just as if she had been well fed. [Salt Lake Tribune.] While Mary MacLane is waiting for the devil to come to her, she might try Mr. Tracy. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. [Chicago News.] It is war to the punch when railroads begin to cut rates. A woman is a good listener when she is expecting a proposal. One can't judge a man's character by his hat as it's frequently put on. Some men voluntarily join the ranks of the bendicts, and some hive to be drafted. It's not so much what a man says as the tone of voice in which he says it that counts. If you don't know on which side of your biscuit the butter is drop it; the top side is butterless. Kentucky's New Triumph. [Cleveland Plain Dealer.] They have an onion field just outside of Louisville that promises a yield of ao,ooo bushels, and Louisville is justly proud of it. They go out to it in droves every pleasant evening, and often when the moon hangs low and misty, and the death damp rises from the soggy fields, and the ants are abroad, Editor Henry Watterson gathers here, and in the midst of the scented field weeps over the gloomy outlook of his be loved country. The I.ouisvillians claim it is the biggest onion patch in the world, but really they shouldn't breathe it to a living soul. The Summer Girl. [W\oman's Home Companion.] It is when the summer heat is most In tense that the smart girl best reveals her cleverness. Then is then time for light, dainty effects, for telling shades and con trasts, for artful and artistic touches. The smart girl realizes that to produce these effects she must know herself thoroughly. She must be able to see herself afloat, afield, on the links, or in the wooded lane, and to appreciate just what is necessary to make the picture complete. It is then that touch does It-that magic touch of taste which can render the old new and change the familiar into a bewitching surprise. Heavy Lifting. [New York Times.] "The great advantage of my system of physical culture," said the professor, glib ly, "is that it is all light exercise with ab solutely no heavy lifting." "No. heavy lifting, eh?" retorted the puny man. "Nevertheless, I see by your circular that the pupil has to raise $So at the second lesson." Utterly baffled, the mighty man with the John L. Sandow shoulders stole away. Briefs from Billvifle. [Atlanta Constitution.] I'lowing beats poetry all hollow; there's some hope of harvest in it. Many of our leading poets and novelists have signed contracts to pick cotton. They are at last resolved to do some good for the country. It's hot weather, brethren; but hot weather on this earth is preferable to the prospect of it hereafter so let us be thank ful: The Fact Too Much for Agassiz. [Boston Christian Register.] Senator Frye told Agassiz that he had caught a speckled trout weighing eight pounds. Agassiz told him speckled trout never attained that weight. For answer Senator Frye caught a nine-pound speckled trout and sent it to Professor Agassiz, who replied in a telegram: "The science of a lifetime kicked to death by a fact." A Result of Higher Criticism, [New York Times.] 'I hear E. Z. Life says he is ready to sit in sackcloth and ashes. Do you think he can mean it ?" "Undoubtedly," answered the man who knew all about such things. "Only he means broadcloth and cigar ashes.' A Comparison, I'd rather lay out here among the trees, With the singin' birds and bumblebees, A'knowin' that I can do as I please, Than to live what folks call a life of ease Up thar in the city. For I really don't 'xactly understan' \Vhere the comfort is for any man in walkin' hot bricks and usin' a fan. And enjoyin' himself as he says lie can, Up thar in the city. It's kinder lonesome, mebbe you'll say, A'livin' out her day after day In this kinder easy, careless way, Ilut an hour out there's better'n a day Up thar in the city. As for that, just look at the flowers aroun' A-peepin' their heads up all over the groun' And the fruit a-bendin' the trees way down; You don't find sech things as these in town. Or, ruther, in the city. As I said afore, sech things as these The flowers, the birds and the bumblebees And a-livin' out here among the trees, Where you can take your ease and do's you please Make it better'n the city. Now, all the talk don't mount to snuff 'Bout this kinser life a'bein' rough, And I'm sure if's plenty good enough, And, 'tween you and me, 'taint' as tough As livin' in the city. -James Whitcomb Riley. News The 1 itat Charged With Criminal Assault. 'sPEaczAL To tTERa MOUxTAIN.] Missoula, July 17.-Edgar Fawcett, aged aS years, is in jail at Stevensville, having been arrested on the charge of assault on the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Tillman, who resides on Eight-Mile creek. Miles City Cattle Shipments. [ISEcIAt TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Miles City, July 17.-James Sipes will leave Fallon tomorrow in charge of it cars of cattle for Cato & Johnson and it cars for L. W. Stacy & Co. Stacy's cattle have been running on the Red Water. Thomas Cruse and John T. Mur phy are rounding up on the north side and will ship about 1,ooo head of cattle from Fallon on the 8th of next month. Jury Acquits Buffington. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Red Lodge, July 17.-Welsh K. Bufing ton was tried by a jury yesterday in the district court on a charge of assault in the second degree, alleged to have been committed May 8 on C. W. Pederson. The jury thought that the evidence was insufficient to convict upon and therefore acquitted the defendant. Fails to Identify Kilbride. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Helena, July 17.-John Kilbride was brought to Helena yesterday and confront ed with John Mathison, who was shot and robbed near Basin a few days ago. Mathi son identified Kilbride as the man whom he suspected of taking his harness at Butte, but could not identify him as the man who committed the murderous as sault upon him. Bunch of Burglars Jailed. [BPECIAL TO INTER MOUOTAIN.] Glendive, July 17.-Special Constable G. D. Kirkland of Ridgelaw and D. A. Cole yesterday brought up from Sidney John Miller and Fred HIumphreys and lodged them in the county jail. They were ar rested at the Bickford ranch for break ing into the house of G. F. Arkle, io miles from Sidney, on July II and stealing clothes, a revolver and a rifle. Dies of Wounds. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Glendive, July 17.-T. C. Cotter died Tuesday night at It o'clock from the ef fects of wounds in his right leg, which he received last Wednesday by accidental ly discharging a revolver from his pocket. Mr. Cotter's wife, who had been on a visit in Chicago, arrived home Saturday and was at his bedside. The remains were embalmed and sent to Chicago. Woolgrowers Change Date. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Billings, July 17.-Secretary Logan says that the date for the annual meeting of the Central Montana Woolgrowers' as sociation had been fixed for August 26, to convene in the city of Billings at io a. m. The original idea of holding it in connection with the irrigating meeting in September has been abandoned, as it was feared that too few woolmen would be here at that time. Epidemic of Insanity. [SIPCIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Miles City, July 17.-Insanity seems epidemic at Custer at this time of the year. Five cases were sent to the asy lum within the past two months. The next case is that of Charles Lambert, who took a horse from the hitching rail at Tremblay's, was gone 14 days and re turned the animal, it is said. Since his arrest his actions have led the jail au thorities to seriously question his sanity. Child Fatally Scalded. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Great Falls, July 17.-The infant child of John McIntosh was fatally scalded last evening. The baby was put to sleep on a cot while the mother did some cook ing. She had just removed a pot of boiling water from the fire and placed it near the child and was attending to other duties, when the baby woke up, rolled from the bed and fell head fore most into the kettle. Deputy on Wild Goose Chase. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Missoula, July 17.-Excitement ran high in Missoula for a few hours yesterday when it was learned that a Mrs. Yates, living at the home of Charles Hanson, in South Missoula, had gone into the hills with the determination to kiy her self. As she did not return, the sheriff sent Deputy Sheriff Kemp to search for her, and going up Pattee canyon for 16 miles, he found her picking huckleberries. She got into the buggy with him and returned home. Billings Wool Market. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Billings, July 17.-If Mrs. R. S. Hunt ley of Helena accepts the bid of Hecht, Liebman & Co. of I3. cents for her clip of 112,ooo pounds, which was wired her yesterday, public sales on the Billings mar ket will foot up to 146,000 pounds. The top price reached yesterday on the pub lic market was I5¼ cents, and all buy ing was done this afternoon at the North ern Pacific. C. M. Bair's clip of 400,000 pounds was sold at private sale to Silber man Bros. of Chicago at 16 cents. Hints to Girls. [Harper's Bazar.] A pretty gift for a traveler, and one that combines sentiment with both con venience and taste, is a little safety ink stand of silver. It is a heart of the metal highly polished; a heart-shaped lock fits down with a spring into a tiny heart-shaped clamp, needing release before the lid springs up to permit the use of the ink. A pleasant drink for young girls' lunch eons is made from orange juice treated with fruits. The juice is served in tall glasses, and is undiluted, but thoroeul.dy chilled. Into each glass are dropped four thin slices of banana, one or two dice of pineapple, a cherry or berry, as Is season able, a Tokay grape cut and seeded, and the merest pinch of sugar, with, ff it is to be had, a very little juice of the grape fruit. This is intended to be sipped through the courses, anl no other drink need be served. As Explained. [Chicago News.] Customer-Have you any tramp cider ? Grocer--Tramp cider? Customer-Yes. Cider that has never worked, you know. No Substitutes In Drugs With us our prescriptions are filled with fresh drugs that are absolutely pure and compounded with the utmost care. We have a reputation to maintain in this direction and take no chances in the filling of your prescription. We guarantee both quality and quantity In all our goods. Special Sale French 'Quill Toothpicks, two packages for Sc. One large package, too picks, 85c. Newbro Drug Co. o09 North ftlan St, Butte. James E. Keyes, president and gea. e.al manager. Largest Drug House in the State. Tell the Hello Girl To give you number 69 when you want best Wall Paper,the best Paint, the best Painters, the best Signs, the most competent Artists, or the most expert Decorators. It will pay you to associate the above things in your mind with the No. 69. Re member that is the 'phone num ber of SCIATZLEIN PAINT CO. 14 West Broadway WINDSOR STABLES Fine, Single and Double Rigs to let at all times. Also BUTTE TRANSFER CO. Baggage and Passengers taken to all parts of the city. 12a East Park Street. Telephone, 463. THOS. LRVBLLB, Prop. p IGRAND D[NV Travel During Fall and Winter Seasons. The journey to the East via Salt Lake City and along the shores of the Great Salt Lake through beautiful Glenwood, Colorado Springs and Denver is one of uninterrupted de. light in winter as well as summer In fact, the fall and winter seasons adds but a new grandeur and charm to the travel scenes and infuses an element of variety and beauty to the unsurpassable wonders along the Rio Grande Western and Denver & Rio Grande lines. Through Sleeping and Dining Car service. Personally son. ducted weekly excursions. For rates or information apply to, W. C. rtIBRIDU Gen. Agent TIcket Office - 47 E. Broadway; Butte. GEORG' W. HEINTZ. Assista.tt Gen. Pass. Agi., S L City. AT The Best Friend the Northwest EIver Bad "The Road That Made the Northwest Famous." LEAVES BUTT, Per It. Paul and Zeat, dely .....................1:30 p. m. Dreat Falls looal, dally....ltS a.L m. ARRIf Es BUT'IT. From Ilt. Paul, daily....... :41 p. m. From Great Falls and Hel ena, daily............:.....950 p. M. FULL INIORMATION FROM City Ticket OBp, No. 41 North Mains t.e.t, Butt. ,. Dawson, usoariJ &gent.