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BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
issued Brry Evening, Except Sun,day. WDDRESS ALL MAIL TO INTIER MOUNTAIN PUBLISIIING CO. 26 West Granite St,eet, Butte, Mont. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Per'Year, by mail, in advance...... $?.So By Carr'ier, per month..........-.. 75 TELEPrtONEi NL'MdBi S. Editorial Rooms...... ....428--t rin1.gs Business Office.... ........ 28--- I ii The Jutteo Inter Mlountain has bran, h offices at Anaconda, Missoula. I.:,'mnn, and Li:ingstonI. h'ere sIubscriptwo and advcrtising rates ,.ill be fu nishe'd raton aOpplh'ation. The Inter AlMountin ,an be found at the foll,,owing out-of-to ne ,E'cs stands -/. list rn News Company. Seattle, II ',.sht. Shanks & Smith. Hotel Northern, .,ratt le. I|'ash.; Salt Lake .Ne'is Stand. Salt Lake, L'tah: Twentyv-foulth Street News .Stond T_'tenty.fonlth Street, Ogden, I',tah; an. anlow Bros.. Salt Lake. Utah ; L. Ii. Lee. P'alace Hotel, Son lFranciseo; Paorliand Hotel, Portland. Ore.; Postoffice News Stand. Chicago, Ill. REPUBLICAN CITY TICKET For Mayor--lenry iiMeller. For City Treasurrr-M. A. Berger. For Police Alagistrte-Thonmas loyle. For Aldermene First Ward---T. Al. Lynch. Second Ward P. i. Lally. Third l'ard--lohn Paige. Fourth lI'ard- 1. 11. Gallagher. '" Fifth Ward-... C'. Stevens. Sixth I'ard-E. C. Crase. Seventh li'ard-Hliram Ilendersn. Eighth Whard--. II. McOQee',,y. FRIDAY, MARCll 27, son,. There are signs that Mr. Mueller % ill also run well in Billings. But litter uthani that for the god iiame of the city he m ill runI nwll and Iriumphrl atly ii llutte. \Wc alj ire Missoul~a not to permit the flies ti alight ion her project "toucilhiin' of and aplp'rtaiiin' to" a vinegar futenry. Whetn ai fly httzze'.r aroundiil a vinegair site it is a: had sign. Sir Th'li,.: s L.iltoll. tihe di-tii.e tlseie , I aten melc.rith.eit , has i i .elre'd ~i, tehi.e, i: I, Ill for $eoe,,n,,,, . 'he iietei'r, t.iinl rg i that Sir Tfho as was uinable to tinle ia t yll pllan that Lult e ill t Iay price se11 hir iieinue n itiy eii int geting lickl I ii S nudly iIurl.. ' he Intr I. Mountaini wsiihes tilt 1 .(t if I4,' Mn h8lu k t ,o illlllh '- ill sh a Il iltte r i f Sbcl rilg a ~noiithi mIsill II r that nlltrprti iog town. \\ h1(.1 tIhl- projeCr c was Ilutlih.e th fIt" h tL s a liarge porti,,n "I f the moneytlll Ll d i sired was tbcrbllll e ( 'd. l."o l lnllg , : la ,l g i fis I hnt-l, a i r, rl one sitlt . 1 1.h i hl e 't.uht ihied whtr'e. ireait Iialli hioiuld have' a t ear th.it Ithlli s u l.l d li, ,t eI l in ltl iii thi, v.iio ul i l r i c. Sir I i:tnL g I heIl Tung, the iitew ( i i tn::inuterl lit, arrived at Siit I t, lt ,l I1e wi'l have ul e fi r all hl. aih lity to Ir. tip t, te hi:igh st. ni i d, it il,:> rri do,, - s'r. the a ablil . and dl il uiti lcshed \Ir. Wit. Loi was Ly all odd, tie ablet-i it i-,im nai ever isent to tlhis country, i,. t evi-t except- l in; li ll :t I 1. It ici . i he ,hliTsretnce lbe twcenl \Vu :t, I.i wa:: that the f ,r:ncr u ias t a statesia:in awlt a ,h, l.ir, iwhile the lat ter was a p lt:ctucian .in:,l the alblet grafter of his race. h 1 here is another count in the already w strong illictttrent against tint as food. A si disatchll rcTivecd yeterlday states that all d the ldoig of tihe British Antarctic expedi tilon have died of a pcculair itestiinal di- 0 ease. Explorer Baldwin noted this fact atlld recalls the circut stance that his ex pedition lost -'5 out of 400 dogs front a lilk, tau . linves tiatlion leads lialdwin to belierv his doigs died of poisonitg due to eatinig ft icd fish. Fish lpoi.joniu,t has cau:ed enough deaths in the human family to almost justify the cimin'ta ont of Friday friom the caleltdar. At thi same time fresh fish when properly broileld, hboiled or ft ied, or the roe thereof, con tribute a mosit delicious poison and one that is difficult to resist. CLARK'S RAILROAD Senator Clark of Montana is the prin cipal factor in a railroad that is being built frotm lDaggtt, in Southern Ctalifor ttia, through the Mojave desert and past Death "alley to Salt Lake. Notwithatand ing the fact that this road when cotm plcted will be of immense benefit to the country through which it wiill run, the Boston Transcript specaks of the cnter pricse in unfriendly, not to say ill-natured, terins. In the course of an editorial it saas: Just now Senator Clark of Montana has in his keepinig the key to a colossal utn dertaking. A railroad is to be built fromt Iaggett thlrough the Mojave desert and on to Salt lake City. The delitite route which it is to take is kept a profounld secret, but the sencator and his fellow-projectors and capitalists might add very materially to their work itng resources if they would give it up for such a contsideratio as those clamoring for it woul lie willing to pay. It is known, however, that it is to run through a territory immensely rich in gold and silver, atnd which possesses practically the tonly supply of borax known to exist in the Utnited States, as well as vast nitre deposits. Now we get our nitre from Chile. With this virgin supply made available and a necat tariff placed upon it, it would be as comfortable a amonopoly for the parties who ,tight coime into control of it as there is in the United States. "And all this wealth is embraced in public land that can be had for the asking." Just now the borax trust, upon which the Clark railroad is likely to infringe, has that peculiar monopolistic distinction. The Pacific Coast Borax company gets all its product out of one mniine in so highly refined a state as to ale almost really for use, andl in sutlcient lljanltitie's to supply the markets of the I'o ted States. It pro cured the bcnetit of a prohibitury tariff in the Dingley act, so that our total annual imports of the article are between $j,ooo and $oa,ono, while the company's output last year was more than a million dollars in value. But an expert of the geological survey says that the colpany's supply is small comparedC with the deposits farther north in 1)(eath valley. The Pacific Coast ltorax copalny lays claim to t these also, antd when Senator ( lark's railroad passes that stay a very pretty fight may bhe looked for. Thle 'ITra,( rit rfrs to Senator (Clark andl othlers whlo are associated with him iln this ernterprise as "land grabbers" and s.. .krs for oppoltunity to acquire fabu loul wealth with small effort or risk." It is Ithe sale old chlarge that has ccn made against all the, bI:ihler, of railroad lines in the West and it woutll be strange if it reflex tedd the public sentiment of an en lighttlened community like Hoston. The West Itneeds all the railroads it can get. I hose it now has have been of iicalcu lable vllll to the coulntry. The one pro. jected by Senator (:lark will open to homleseakers mnllions of acres which with out railroad facilities would lie unlpro dluctivc and profitless for generations. If the senatoir gets tangleda up with the borax trust it may lae bad for the trust, lint it is dillcult to see where consumers are to he injured. MR. MUELLER'S CANDIDACY Mr. Mueller wotild admlittedly tmake the bhusiness, mlayor" that a good inany citi rens h\ave beern exprssinllg a dlesire for and it is lo. alup .lasae ta the citizalens to do their part in placing him in charge. hin cnsentinig to, make the race sMr. Muieller shows a williingnass to make a very Soinsidernalr le sacriflice in the matter aof his ot n htinesslr for the public goodu. TIhe a ity will hiave t1uch molare ti ainl by hit h latioa thain will Ir. lruellei, althoughtl th li ,honor a,f lifting the lntlinicil;.litly oult of its prel ti cola lition anal putting it ill lh,.at aiy It" trataul t a "husi.tir lasis." i. i.omlthin lthat iwol appeal l t, l sailt mien aol fill aoubt toll \tr. lMueller as stronll ly as to ainy other. Intt ini thlie liutell a, hiis l a ttii l woud i illt t muc lh liore ii the tt, oaf uat a.li ,i a,, .a l I b hti t tli the it ity .mli t hthe t ia , i s Phan, to Mri. 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Ihe plic,,' thecr;' lt,;t ht nusutv hra r w,.t ',lll l i:tl, 4l :\ 2,I,+ 1 2t 2 ,I, t ll e ti2t12 t, . b, le ".Id trill I,r ,I .,'l . . 2 .. , oI::, l d l',. at:1 had ", mr ,t,., tr i ttIHim, tIu di k ,out ,of thlte Ii ,,l . tul If,- Ilt tn ., hl, tei r to 2:,,h uI he S-id 2 e - mI trI IltIt. :, i! he ": ,, ll ,'' 21 t, 2 k :! I: l 11,,l2, k." h1ut tl. t2 t mi,11y Lelrt 1t2' ,lr r he t . d : t cull t m.e 11t him .witl, the triIn . 1 1 'T It. te,; tiu n g y f 1'. n, 11'. 1,. 2 n th.t h1, I n' e.i l I'.rn ]lP :l t-2mm ittA l 2h, (r2 n or hired · ,no,, ut tno ,I, it ..a pro,,,.rly treated a i :t pet:n. : ,a l ',I' o . t. : 21.42 did, I 2:t2 1cotta w2ithi22 the rang.2 :2 2d2rii, :. It 2 a, an opini:22 as hit It might 2 1 ry t 211 hae b1e22n 'ft unt xpre.2 2ed.d The preclent outlook is that the uturder will go duwn itn cri+,- iiud antal, as,.. tiln Isolved mystery, such as tthe N itlin 1 our der and the crime for w hich, lifolan1 l II. M4olineux was so l.ng tn.uer the il had,' ' of de cth ut the elec tric chair,. NOW IT IS FRANCIS A new woe is ah2ot hanging ripe on the tree for iMr. iBryian. 1)kmocratic sent2inent is lundo:Iltedly crystalized aroulnd David RI. Francis, et-mayor of St. .Louis; cx- ,nvcrnor of .Ni ,,souri, 2and the present energetic head of the St. Louis World's Fair as the democratic candidate for president. And if the con veltion goes to St. l2ouis it will lie ex tremely diflicult to keep the uomination from going to Mr. Franci . This movement will hit Mr. Bryan :he t2ween the eyes like a 2sledge-ha mm2er. Francis is a gold democrat alnd was2 called to a high place ill the government by Mr. Cleveland, who admires his character and rohnst Amcrica.2nism. The Francis movement is-rapidly atll uir in2g 2nolncnttum and the World'. Fair is certain to increase it. The manner in which Mr. Francis tackled the kings, queens, emperors and potentat2es genellr ally of Europe and compelled each and all of them to acrd exhibits to the big American fair or state their reasons why, showed the excellent metal lhe is made of and has helped him with the American people. From King Edward he wrested the late Victoria's jubilee gifts, which of themselves are at attractio2 n well worth more than the price 1 of admission, o l'lit ically this fcat ought to mean a lot of delegates and votes for Mr. Francis, for the American peoplet like to see a man in the White house who does things. His nomination aould bc a graceful concession to the 2'West, for Mr. Flrancis is essentially a W\\stern a2ll2n, represent t ing its interests, its hopes and aspira t ions much better than Mr. Bryan, who has ceased to represent much of ani'thing but himself. a Of course Mr. 'Francis could not be e elected. The people are far fromn ready d to turn the country over to the demo d cratic party that camte so close to bank e rtpting it the last time it was placed in its b charge. The next president will be a re. publican and, according to present sched. . ul', he will be it Butte May ay. PEOPLE WE MEET "The worlMl is certainly pretty small," declared James A. Murray, the Butte banker and mining man, who has returned from California where, with Mrs. Murray, he spent a large part of the winter. Mrs. Murray rcnmained on the coast and will re. turn home later. "It seemed as though wherever I went in California, whether in San Francisco, l.os Ang lee or in the remotest mnlnin James A. Aurray. sections of the state, I always ran across some old Montana friend. Butte men are everywhere and they are generally doing pretty well." Mr. Murray says that in San Bernardino county he saw some very promising prop. erties. Near the California line he saw a remarkably rich property- a gold mine that last year sold for a sum considerably less than that which subsequent develop. alnent has shown that it is worth. Mr. Murray says that on the whole, how ever. Montana offers pretty good chances yet in a minitmg way. ABOUT PEOPLE A. . Noyes of I)illon is a Ilutte visitor. IE. I.. lier-h) y of Mis.aula is a Butte visitor. l'atIl j.ahnke f t 11 Iig I ile Basin has I tr n ini ItlIle a few days. hnt ,;reriswaitd of Illehna and wife, Iere Nilss S,.oloitnit, who wetre married in .ilkane' this arrtk. are Iutte visitors. col. I' R. I ,olttan, fir,,merly a well LIknon r idleht if tButte who is located' in lahl. is visiting his Ilutte friends. Sen-i air Dolimtta is lit, proper title now as he w;as a 11memLItr of the uppelr house of the l.tt Idaho .w ,sin. \\ . .Mital of PuIller Splrinigs. Madi sonI cout|l , is in Butt'e. MIr. t:,a \lrs. t hb:at s I' . .Morris of Potty. hio, hae jisit iretirn-d from an eastern trap vitire in I tutti tday on their way i. ., I .ti ill, the s..uptl rinitentlent of thel F rt Sha;ta Iliili:i -chtol, arrived frota " I tt i ih a I.,-t nright to ,itness the h-,Lakt hlall c.sr I, t. -at'l thell girls from theiii I l ;Iili the P'arochial school of I.. M. l ln.-irts. , raIte a;.trst of the North ern I':tiutr l"\lpress c ilompany i., here from C,. \W. Iliemintig of i llislto is a Butte vititor. i, . I'. o ,r : oi K.,tpIilT is a uest of tihe I inh n. I . i. lck lhave. fur Sal. Friancisco to d:i to, le onet fir several ,ltititLi.. AMUSEMENTS Mrs. Brune Tonight. ( e of the iim ost r ;. trii l..alr e dram atic contributioni , cominig here this. season is Mrl-. Ilru , ii, tihe, fa.cinatinig rima llance of Sritintal li (":, ' t H":n .r,, " fl a the fertile brainti and magic pen of F. Marion Craw. hurd, and prep-artled io the st.:e by Elspy Willi.am,. re markalle i the fact that the plI. hasr ape alied te clutche.s of the the tati l ctopus iat o alsorhl everything gioil, and igaiti troit the fact that Mrs. rune givt a plerfuormance that places her upon the tamie artistic pedIestal with Bern hardt. !)use tand others. When this bril (tatt woman Ia played inl Boston recently the cunservative press of the laub openly andI unanimously proclaimed her the '.\merican ilernhardt." and rarely had that ol tnempt'le of Thespis, the Boston thetater., wittassed such n seelle of enthusi ana as rewarded her efforts after the third act when she fairly carried her audience "lff their feet" and received t4 curtain calls. The play is a wonderful one, and the player even amore so. For two nights, be ginnring tonight, it will re at the Broad Tigers and Fallacies. I t':lcutla Journal.] The great 'oicess of the Duke of Con naught in his tiger shoot will more than ever convince the world that India is so thickly infested with the striped beast of prey that the traveler takes his life in his hand when he ventures to this land of dan gar. Mlany people thinak that tigers and coalras arc the inevitable businesas of a visit to India, with a dash of tsmallpox or chol era thrownt in to keep the traveler from fec'lting dull. The Key to Success. [ Rochiester Hierald.] "Advertisig pays" has coamet to be an axiom of matodersn business nethods. The lasitesa man who tries to be successful withtaut it is tempting fate instead of for tuie. The American natiot today is reco nized aaroad as the greatest industrial an4 .commercial proposition in the world-an4 the A.americai atation spends $25ooooood antaually in advertising its business. Drawing the Long Bow. S('hicago Trihute.] "Plr. iaosor," inqtuiredl the thoughtful itember aif the class, adon't you suppose there will collie ati me when all the coal tali allh-l th t coal oil stored away in the earth will have hetome exhtttsted ?" "tcrrainly," said the instructor. What will we do thet?" We shall be playing harps, I hope." Peace Breakerl I Philadelphia Press.] Just as it begints to look a little peace. ful in the democratic party along comes Colonel Watterson and musses things all f up again. Not Even the Party Sage. i Dallas News.] Mr. Bryti does not seem to be willing to even pertit Mr, Cleveland to give advice. REGISTER 500AY. SGreat Saturday Night Sale Lewis' store announces special purchase and sale of 200 samples White Lawn Shirt Waists, made of very sheer lawn, beautifully embroidered, values $3. $4, $5 and $6. All one price, Saturday evening only. 7 to 10 in the busy Cloak and Suit section Your Choice $1.95 These are model waists, mostly one of a kind and are entire ly new end will be shown for the first time Saturday Night. Sizes are 32. 34. 36--few 38 and 40. . . . The Notion Sale attracted crowds See Yesterday's In of interested buyers--Again today rie.Mountin for Saturday's Attractions at Lewis' Men's Store 4 "Arrow Brand" Collars 50c. 75c 4-in-hand 50c fancy Half lose 50C Ties, Bows Oc and Scarfs--All one price 25c Made of all linen, in all the today. Choice new styles-no better satis- About 36 dozen to select faction though you pay 25c from, mostly samples-Values 25c. 5oc at 25c. Do you wear Sorosis Shoes? Over 3000 Butte women are wearing them now-why not you? Sorosis Shoes are al ways $3.50. Butte stores can and do charge $5 and $6 and give you no better-Once a Sorosis customer, always one Come and be fitted, its Just as essential to have your shoes properly fitted as the dress you wear. . . . Lewis' Dry Goods Co., AMontsn GOSSIP OF THE CAMPAIGN And so the United Copper politicians ( ,r-revenue-only received another turning (dsn last night. In the lhbor ticket was ltlir only hope, and now that is gone. They have succeeded in alienating every source of strength in the city and have only a three-man ticket in the field. Pat Mullins, John Helehan and John Nelson art- the only men they have been able to cajole into taking their nominations, and naow it looks as if Mullins was rather sorry In permitted himself to be used in this fahion. 'The action of the labor party last night marked the final break between the union foIces of the city and the United Copper c .umpany. It isn't possible to fool all of tlh people all of the time, as a distin gu'i,hed president of the United States otice pointed out in an emphatic manner. lithne it has proven impossible for the t'nitcd Copper company to sway the labor forces to its own ends. The labor party dieclines to be made the tool of any cor pIra:tion. It purposes to put its own ticket int the field without a corporation candidate t:nlated for any piace. And this is as it should be. It makes a flir, clean fight, and that is the sort of f ht futte should have at the polls. For itilf the Inter Mountain favors the other full ticket in the field; that which resulted fin, the citizens' movement for a non partisan government, and that which has the approval of both republicans and demo crats. Nevertheless, the Inter Mountain ha, an admiration for a fair and square fe., one that stands on its merits and r, jresents itself only and does not repre s.nt some malign influence that seeks to u-," a party and a party's name for its own s, Iih oends. *t** Now what is left to the United Copper co:tipany in the Way of political parties? It has the not-to-be-trusted democrats and the populists, the latter numbering 40 citi .t s, while the former represents a portion f the United Copper political pay-roll, '1 is true that the pay-roll mentioned is of cousiderable length, but it should not be lung enough to saw any large chunk of ice in this campaign. * * The inside story of the desperate at tr opt on the part of the United Copper crowd to use the labor party is interest ing. Every inducement known was offered to l.arry Duggan to have him get off the ticket in favor of Pat Mullins, but all without avail. Duggan stood pat. He had ,becº chosen by the labor party of the city at.d he was true to the trust reposed in him. First, he was offered a promise of .thAc appointment as chief of police, pro vided Mullins was elected, in case he withdrew. This, of course, did not feaze himn. Then other offers were made, and finally came a proposition to give him the nomination for treasurer on the proposed fusion ticket, pulling off John Helehan, the Unlited Copper nominee. Duggan declined this as he had the other propositions. The funny part of it all is that when Helehan heard of the plan he was wroth and raised various kinds of Cain, all of which has not contributed to make things within the United Copper ranks peaceful and har monious. It was a decided blow to the pride of the United Copper crowd to have to chase after Duggan in this fashion, for Duggan is hated with a soulful hate in the United Copper camp. This is because Duggan, in the last legislature, of which he was a member, obeyed the dictates of the people who elected him, instead of taking the orders of the New Jersey corporation. It was in regard to the Fair Trial bill. Dug gan, who had been elected by the votes of the Silver Bow county labor party, re ceived instructions from the central labor body of this county and from other labor organizations to vote in favor of the Fair Trial bill. He did so. The United Cop per company could handle the other labor ites from Silver Bow, but they made a mess of it in trying to handle Duggan. He wasn't that kind of a man. Hence Duggan "don't belong," so far as the United Copper is concerned, and that com pany wants his scalp. t * Y At this particular time-to use a phrase worn to a shred by a certain orator in the upper house of the Eighth legislative assembly-it might be well to reiterate the oft-repeated admonition-if you don't reg ister you can't vote. And the time for registering is short. At p o'clock tonight the books will be closed. Of course they will be open again one week from tomor row for alteration and correction and for the registration of those who have been prevented by absence from the city or by illness, 'from registering before, but for the average voter today is the last in which a name may be placed on the registration books. To be a voter in this city election one must be a male citizen of the United States, more than as years old, a resident of the state for one year, of the city for six months and of the ward in which he proposes to vote 3o days. It is pretty safe to say that there are many hundreds of men who have these qualifications who have not yet registered. r ** The Mueller ticket grows stronger day by day, One does not have to delve very far into public opinion to learn this,. It is made up of fair, just and ,honorable men, -men who can be relied upon to give a good, clean administration to the city of Butte and to hold the city's Interests first always. Its absolute independence and its non-partisan character give it immense strength. It stalds for no faction, no one party, but for all of Butte. Everybody must realize that the time has come for taking Butte's municipal elections out of politics and out of factional warfare. The interests of the city concern all the citi sens-not a few-and the citizens' ticket is a movement in the direction of having those interests protected, FIRST FRICTION BETWEEN COMPANY AND NEW UNION Telephone Girls Fear They Are to Be Put Out of Places and Confer With McDonald About It. The first controversy between the newly organized Telephone Girls' union and the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company has arisen, but it does not promise seri ous results, though it was the topic of an interesting discussion at a meeting of the union last night. The trouble began the other day when a new girl made her appearance and took the place of one of the toll girls. The girl who was displaced had been in the employ of the company for about four years, while the girl who succeeded het was a newcomer. The girls began to sus pect that the company had a deep-laid plot in mind and that the importation of girls cut a very important figure in the carrying out of the plan of action. A protest was made against the substitution of the stranger for an old employr. It is vigorously denied by the company that any plan exists for replacing all the present union employes with newcomers, as feared by the girls. Last night andther new girl was substi tuted for an old employe and then the union meethg was held. It was decided to insist that the company cease to import operators on pain of a general strike in the central and toll offices. A committee called on President Dan McDonald of the American Labor union to confer with him regarding the proper method of procedure and the ways and means of putting a stop to the importa tion, which they fear will ultimately lose them their positions with the company if not checked at the outset. It is not known what took place at the conference and Mr. McDonald has made no statement in re gard to what manner of advice he gave them. The girls did not demand the discharge of the two operators that have already been imported, but insisted that there should be no more brought in. They have kept right on answering calls and no fur. ther trouble is feared. Manager Miller of the Rocky Mountain Bell company stated this afternoon that the company had no intention, and never had any intention of adopting the course of action that was attributed to it in the rumors that caused the girls' action last night. He said that none of the girls are being crowded out of their jobs in any manner. Said he: "If people would leave the girls alone everything would be all right, but someone is always telling them some foolish story and getting them excited over nothing." Something Wrong With Society. [New York Mail and Express.] That there must be something wrong in the state of American society is indicated by certain developments in the Burdick in quest at Buffalo. The pople concerned in the episode which culminated in a horrible trggedy there were of the average sort of American "business" people. They were of native stock; they did not inherit dark and mnurderous tendencies from Asia or the sluggish Levant, nor bring poison vials or stilettos with them ,from Italy. They were, so far as blood, occupation and or dinary habits of life were concerned, typ ical enough of the country, And yet they seemed to have latent in them all sorts of dark ittptlsaa.