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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26. 1911.
flrauifc Pa IOp frERY Woman ,l r bn EDITED BY fc prcsssgj Q&f tu JULIA CHAHDLER MAH2, hi Can Your Daughters Keep House? A Story in Real Life Which Should Interest AH Moth ers in Washington. - B Jl'Ul CHlN'DLnil M4XZ. Amid all the excitement of Christmas Day, did you take time jesterday to read Dorothy Dlx's article on the Woman's Page in The Washington Herald on how joung women should he trained to be helpful wes' It was an interesting articlr c-ifirillv its reference to the law in Noria which compels oung women to become profi cient In sewing cooking. &e Aftei the children had their presents on Christmas morning I read the article again, and I wondered how man mothers of grown ups teach them to eare for housekeeping I take it for granted ou are all sen"i ble enough to wi"h th it our girls should become practical housekeepers If the are going to college and to adopt profes sions I hope jou give them some instruc tions In their half-holidas and -vacations which ma make life easier for them when the hae homes of their own Even In this advanced d i of self-supporting women there are mam who fol low the good old plan of coming home after the school dins are oer who cher ish no thought of college or missions but are content to llo the life of the home daughter until thev marn ami enter homes of their own How do jou help them to lle that home life and how do OU fit them for that future establish ment " Here is the stor of hu one mother filled her dutv in thi respect Perhaps her experience ma be of ser ice to some of the rest of jou The daughter was a nice girl t fairl good student at school but with no espe cial bent for an line of work or stud Neither did she display am fondnes for housekeeping From her childhood .hn had been taught such details as caring for her own room dusting and brushing up a little, helping with the dishes when she had time, but the strenuous demands of her work at school had interfeied with her doing an thing more than this and dur ing the last weeks of high school eerj thing hut the insistence of stud and con r hiding exercises was put lo one side fter the final commencement per formances and hc breaking up there was the usual slump' The girl was tired and the reacti - 1 naJ come w hicli gen eralH follow strain and stress For the ri t fortnight -hc seemed to hae en Tgv for nothing but to sloop late lie about with a book and " laze The mother dio not interfere but when she felt tune had been allowed for reco ndition she began to institute a change The daughter had alreadx dlsplaed some signs of discontent She had told of the girls among her schoolmates hu were going to travel or to isit and lad wished that the only outing ahead of hei had not been plan ned for the earl fall had said she hoped something interesting would hap pen to break up the long, dull summer when nearH eer one was away Here was the mother s chance and she seized it One la she invited the daugh ter into the kitchen and showed her a shining clean corner In which had been placed a small assortment of new uten sil" Theie neio not trail of them an egg beater a couple of long-handled spoons, a measuring up two or three mixing bowls of different sizes a small vegetable knlf" a cake turner, and one or two othei articles Theeare foi vou niv dear, she said bright!, 'and it is here that some of the interesting things ou long foi are llkelv to happen "Have I got to learn to cook'" ex claimed the girl Is that the wa I am to spend im acatlon'' "When will vou learn if ou don't learn now "aid tli mother Do ou mean to wait until tall when all our friends will be at home and there will be social things on hand' You surelv don't mean to be one of the little simpletons who waits until she has married before she knows how to bake a pan of biscuit or broil a steak- ' But I ma ne ei get marritd. and then all this will have been wasted," ob jected the daughter "Don't jou believe it,' said the moth er "You re prettj sure to hao a home of your own some di married or sin gle, and then vou will want to learn how to run it You needn't think any one can keep house or cook Just b studying about It In a book The girl had not owned it, but she had the Idea that she could cook If she tried, without am difficult, so long as she had a cook book and she also cher ished the notion that It was rather ab surd to expect an one who had held a high place in her classes at school to hao to stud housekeeping and cook er as though the were sciences or languages So It was with a little suppressed sulklness and with some condescen sion that she fell into her mother's plans. Halng been well trained In obedience, she did not quite dare to op OPEN UNTIL W$t pfaesttem Co. WOMEN'S AND MISSES' APPAREL, AT REASONABLE PRICES. F STREET, CORNER THIRTEENTH. Our Rebuilding Sale CONTINUES TO-DAT " WITH THE OFFERING OF OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF SUITS, COATS, STREET AND CALLING DRESSES WITHOUT RESERVATION. At 1-2 Price. ONE LOT OF SUITS AND COATS THAT SOLD UP TO W. PICKED FOR QUICK CLEARANCE AT MILLINERY SECTION. ALL FRENCH UNTRIMMED SHAPES AT WAIST SECTION. ENTIRE STOCK OF WAISTS OF- I QFF FERED AT J MtrW Price.. F STREETCORNER THIRTEENTH. pose active resistance to the scheme, but she felt that by a slight display of her own powers she would easily con vince her mother that she needed ery little training 'I think I will begin with bread,' she told her mother, with some private ad miiatlon for the common sense that had led her to take this instead of cake or fudge "Just give me the recipe and I II make It " "A very good notion," commented her mother, and having si en her the directions introduced her to the flour, the vrast cake, and other ingredients, she left the joung graduate to her own dev ices Anj of vou who recollect jour be ginning in cooker, or who have train ed 'green hands' can guess what fol lowed The recipe was explicit but the flour lumped, she spilled it In the stirring, the dough stuck to the board and to her fingers, her arms ached from the kneading, and she did not know how to handle the dough, the conslstencj it should have been was an unknown quantlt. and she was generall miserable b the time she had reached the ' setting to rise' stago But she was proud and would ask no questions onl how was she to know when It had risen enough" The book said until light " hat constituted lightness in bread' Was it color or qualit " Not until she v as coninced that there was nothing in the directions to help her did she shamefaccdl turn to her mother and learn that the douh must swell to twice its original bulk before it was read to be worked again and put in the pans When this period was attained, the moth er taetfullc made a few suggestions, both about the kneading and the making Into loaves and gave sidelights on rolls at the same time She also intimated that there was Judgment m having the oven the right temperature foi bread, and dropped a word anent the varving heats required for bread meats, muffin", cake. &c The girls eves opened a little and her respect foi her mother and for trained housekeeping rose togethei Bv the time the bread was flnallv out of the oven she had found that nerhaps eookcrv was something which could not be acquired altogcthei from books and that It resem bled a language in that while jou might be able to gain know lege of the grammar and vocabularj b studv OU could not speak it without some practice This was the first step, and others fol lowed It Graduall the girl became In terested in cooking She perceived that there was as much ictor in mixing and baking i successful cake or pan of muf fins as there was in solving .a problem in geometr. and that the enj0ment she found in seeing her dishes eaten with sat isfaction was as gratifying as winning a good mark in recitation She learned also that cookerj Is as much of an exact science as any of the branches she had studied at school and that her mothers mental equipment was not to be despised, even If she knew blologj' and phjsics and trigo nometry onlv as names Of course the girl was not always successful In her cookery She had the usual checks and disasters of the stu dent but once she had grown into fel low shin with her mother she did not mind confessing her mistakes and be ing instructed how to avoid them In future Moreover, the two developed one another Thev devised fresh combina tions, the tried new recipes together the became close companions In the novel interest and the mother's well- trodden routine was enlivened by the daughters experiments, while the lat ter learned the small economies, the wise savings long drill had taught the older woman This is not r fairv tale or a goodv good storv but an account of what reallv happened to one mother and daughter, and that maj happen again, in a home where the mother is a trained housekeeper and has the pa tience and ambition to help her daugh ter to learn to keep nouse In a rational way If I have laid special stress upon the cullnar side of the home-making. It is because this is the side which can not be picked up at random or learned b chance or from a book, as some other details of housekeeping can be gained but must be acquired bv actual practice and apprenticeship. An Unfailing Pie Crust Recipe. One cupful sifted flour One tablespoonful lard One big pinch salt Mix Add enough cold water to com bine ingredients. Just flinging them to gether Be careful not to knead, as it makes dough tough 6PM DAILY. $9.95 $2.95 ' YODNG IRISH WOMAN BECOMES MARQUISE Wife of Marconi Has Had a Picturesque Career. The world, which has a surprising wa of turning around and of breeding few 111' winds that don't blow somebody good, has Just placed high In the Italian court a handsome Irish glrl'who, a little over a dozen ears ago, had no more notion of being an Italian countess than she had of setting wireless messages out of the air wrom warring Africa or of riving. Yet, all these things have come to pass, a couple of them, at least, directly con nected with each other The good-looking Irish girl was then the Hon Miss Beatrice O'Brien, sister of Baron Inchequin, and heiress to $20,000 a jenr She became the Sig nora Gtfglielmo Marconi, and the war between Italy and Turkey was hardly well under way ere the fates decreed that she should be the Marquise Mar coni and hold the distinguished post of ladv -in-waiting to Italj's queen, Helena. Romance the modern sort of romance, which mixes up affairs so astonishingly has apparentl been looking after this popular Irish belle from the very be ginning, and she's only half a woman If she doesn't believe that the world had to receive the benefits of wireless teleg raphv partly for the sake of giving an ambitious Inventor the fame and fortune that enabled him to la his triumphs at her feet PRETTY LITTLE MOTIF FOR GOWNS OR FANCY WORK Thta rlalntv mHf mnlrps n pharmlnr It Is done entirely in the outline stitch In cotton No 18 for the vvjjrk. HER GREAT-GRANDSON HAD XMAS DINNER BY HER SIDE Mrs. Danenhower, Aged 88, Surrounded by Her . Many Decendants. A family reunion with four genera tions represented at an old-time Christ mas dinner no music except that of the human voice and the clatter of silver and china Rare, indeed, was the privilege of being the one outsider, or, proper! speaking. the invited guest at the dinner where Mrs. Elizabeth S Danenhower, active, alert, and beaming, albeit she Is on her way to life's eight -ninth milestone, was the chief figure There were fifteen at the table includ ing the "stranger within the gates" The purel Informal gathering was in a pri vate dining-room of the New Tredonla Away back In 1S61 that place was known as the "Old Chain Hou'e," famed as the stopping-place of Gen WInfield Scott when he was a candidate for the Presi dency. William W. Danenhower, gov ernment officer, friend of Lincoln, law er, and real estate man, with his wife, the now venerable but sprightl gentle woman, purchased the "Chain House" for a home At the dinner yesterdaj there were sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and one great-grandson, a w ee sprite.seat ctl doe to the elder" Mrs Danenhower. PHILADELPHIA PEPPER POT. Cleanse and boll for an hour three pounds of honejeomb tripe and three pounds of "velvet" tripe. At the end of the hour pour off the water; add fresh boiling hot from the kettle, and cook until the tripe Is tender. In another kettle boll a knuckle of veal slowly for three hours. Then cut the lean meat and the tripe into inch pieces and return to the veal broth. Pour Into this kettle more than half of the tripe broth and add a tablespoonful of sweet marjoram (dried) and summer savory with thyme. Mix the dried herbs well together before they go into the broth, and use rather more of the thyme than of either of the others. Now put Into the pot a few peppercorns, one red pepper (minced). and salt to tasto. Cut raw whjte pota toes Into small cubes; make small, light dumplings not larger than a marble drop Into the boiling pot, and cook thirty minutes. This recipe should make rather more than a gallon. When cold (if it Is-not all eaten while hot). It should form a Per fect Jelly. It will keep for a week, and fa as good when warmed up as at first, not losing Its flavor. If desired, a few allspice may be added, This Is done sometimes, "but It is not so good as in the original state. Buckingham Palace has a -pre-cllp- plag bureau of Its owa, GIRL'S ENGAGEMENT IS HAPPY EVENT Some Ideas as to Making An nouncement to Friends. The announcement of an engagement marks a Joyous period In a girl's life, and the news should be made known amid the happiest of surroundings. Here Is the way one joung woman told the glad tidings: Invitations for luncheon were sent to eight of her chosen com panions, who were those she first wished to tell The centerpiece was a low vase filled with tall stalks of larkspur. At each place was small sponge cake "lady finger ' encircled by a paste diamond ring, while the bride-elect wore her own engagement ring with a spray of artificial orange blossoms tied to It All the others had knots of blue ribbon, her chosen color Another simple but effective way of an nouncing the news Is to have ribbons tunning to each place "from the center with hearts attached with Just one let ter on it, the whole spelling "congratu lations " This scheTie, of course, re quires as manv guests as there are let ters The one holding letter C should be seated next to the bride-elect, and if the luckj man Is present, the one having the last letter should bo placed next to him Of course ever one immediately show ers him with congratulations Some times the letters spell "congratulate us," or "congratulate us two," according to how many are being entertained. riprnrfltlnn tnr crowns nr fnnn artfrles either white or colors Use mercerlred Between times the interesting gentle woman was led to speak of the holiday season She expressed her delight at having so man, of her family around the board and observed: ' That scarf or veil which appeared In my picture in The Washington Herald on m birthday annlversarj, November 7, was brought to me by m son, Lieut. John Danenhower, of the United States navy, who, on the Vandalla, accompa nied Gen Grant on his world tour. I prized It highly, as I did a Bible, bound in olive wood, from a 'tree of the Holy 1-and, both souvenirs of mj son's Jour ne with the great soldier. I sent both scarf and Bible to my daughter In Hart ford, Conn , as Christmas remem brances. After the nuts, raisins, and coffee. Mrs Danenhower, mother of nine sons and two daughters, five of whom are living, expressed a willingness for a "set-to" at backgammon with her stalwart son. "Will " She talked remlnlscently and entertainingly of Washington In civil war dajs; of the "contrabands" coming up isew York avenue, then a mudhole, and of the progress in the real estate line, of which she is to-day one of tha keenest observers. Revival of Homely Customs. From Leslie'. A revival of the old customs of our greatg-great-grandmothers Is the com mendable task to which the newly or ganized Illinois Colony Club has set It self. "The women," says Mrs. George E. Colby, president of the organization, "may bring their darning to the meet ings, or their sewing. Then we are go- inr to stndv the Uvea nf tha cnlnnl.t women and emulate them. For example. we snaii maxe our own preserves and pickles and attend to other household duties women nnra rilH " Than nrr. a lot of women who have never given mese customs or our grandmothers up, but it sounds good to hear women of leisure talking about danclnc. nlokl Inl and preserving. i Lady Baltimore Gingerbread. One-half pound butter. One sup sour cream or clabber. Two cups brown, dark, moist sugar (sugar-cane sugar, not beet). J)ne cup New Orleans or Porto Rico molasses. One teaspoon ful soda. 'Four cups flour measured after twice sifted. Spices to taste ar omitted altogether. Bake In very slow oven and test wlfh broom straw, being careful aot to have tatter too stiff. WAGING WAR ON THE CIGARETTE Nation-wide Campaign Being Conducted from Chicago. By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX. "Bjpjs who smoke cigarettes are like wormy apples they drop long before har vest time." DAVID STARR JORDAN. "A good deal has been said about the evils of cigarette smoking, but one-half the truth has never been told Cigarette smoking first dulls the whole moral na ture It has an appalling effect upon the phjslcal 8 stem as well. It first stimu lates and then stupefies the nerves. It sends bos into consumption It gives them enlargement of the heart and sends them to the Insane aslum. I have seen bright bojs turned Into dunes, and straightforward bos made Into miser able cowards by cigarette smoking." A. a CMNTON. Phj-ridtn to Serenl Boj' School The Anti-CIgarettc League o( America, with general headquarters at the Wom an s Temple in Chicago, is conducting an America-wide campaign of education, law enforcement, and legislation against the cigarette evil It Is leading the fight against tremen dous odds It depends for success upon the co operation of parents, teachers, preach ers, doctors, legislators, and other friends of the bovs Judge Burke, of Chicago, has stared that "Our liws and times would not tol erate for one single moment the cigar ette evil If the desolation which it works could be full realized " w FCTS 1 1 200 to l.yio bos begin smoking ev erv da- estimated .' Bad habits are the starting point in criminal careers 3 Crime is keeping pace with the cigar ette habit Nlnetj per cent of jouthful offenders are cigarette smokers 4 8,644.937 000 cigarettes were consumed in the United States In 1910, an increase of 1.856.487 SOS over 1909. not Including those Imported and rolled by hand. 5 Tuberculosis fatalities are greatest among cigarette smokers a The cigarette Is considered a key to the Insane asylum 7 Most school dullards and truants are cigarette smokers 8 Man colleges are distributing cen ters for cigarettes 9 Students' mental and physical effi ciency Is lowered by cigarette smoking. 10 The cigarette torch imperils life and propertv everywhere 11 Eleven States have prohibited the manufacture and sale of cigarettes 12 Prohlbltorv laws are upheld by the United States Supreme Court All rlght-thinl: ig people demand the extermination of this pest of society. Many devotees of tobacco are ignorant of its Injurious nature. However, owing to the rapid decline of the race during the past few decades and the increase of crime insanltj. and other diseases, special attention has of recent jears again been called by leading medical men, scientists, religious teachers, and commissions ap pointed by various nations to investigate the causes of the almost universal physi cal, intellectual, and moral degeneracy to the fact that tobacco is responsible for much that has. In the past, been attributed to other causes. To ascertain the real Injurj' to the race from such a habit we must necessarily go to the third or fourth generation of its devotees. Nat urally, the sad havoc wrought bj tobacco upon the race Is more manifest now than It has been In the past. If j ou are a parent, a teacher, a preach er, or a friend of the boys and a well? wisher of the race, help this American campaign against the cigarette evil by writing to the Woman's Temple, In Chi cago, and asking what jou can do to push the cause along. And send a self addressed stamped envelope for reply. Ammonia caused seventy-one deaths In England during the past jear, thlrty three of them being accidents, the rest suicides , f Change in Store Hours AGAIN OUR TWICE YEARLY SALE OF SAMPLE SHOES and Makers' Surplus Stocks With every size md width, we can fit any one from these great lots. Women's $3.50, $4, $5, and $6 Iress and Street Boots, all sizes ...... Again we expect the large crowds that always attend these sales. Our regular patrons who see this, announcement (and many are looking for it) will surely be here and many new customers will be attracted to it because of the great values which represent the entire clean-up of one of the best makers of shoes to sell at $3.50 to $6.00. All new models. We cleared his floors at our own price of every sample pair and every surplus lot, which enabled us to fit any size or width you may ask for. ' " Many extra salespeople to expedite selling And what an array of materials 'and leathers. Black Suede Tan Suede Gray Suede Blue Velvet Black Velvet Brown Velvet Gray Velvet ColoredvSilk's White ' Canvas White-Cravnette Gun Metal Calf Vici Kid Tan Calf skinTan Kid Patent Coltskin PatenfTCid Brown and Blue Corduroy. Remember, sample sizes for women are Sj2 A, B, and C; 4 A and B, and '4y2 A of these we"" have the greatest quantity, but there is plenty of every other size. v The Misses' and Children's Shoes in all sizes, 8y2 to 2, are in Tan Calfskin, Tan Kid, Gun Metal, Vici Kid, Patent Coltskin, Patent Kidskin.) Each in button, blucher, and lace styles. They-ate the .best leathers, and made for service. Come early for your share. The rnajority are in sizes 10 C to 134 B, but plenty of every other, size. $2.50 to $3.50 shoes, at one price $1.00 a pair. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmm Not Too Busy To Solve Puzzle Readers of Woman's Page Are Sending In Many An swers to Candy Enigma. It seemed to me that perhaps my friends, the readers of this woman's page, would be too busy with Christmas to spend much time In solving the Christ mas Candy Puzzle. But, bless j'ou, the answers have come piling In upon my desk just as If this was the'lazj summer time. It is a sweet task to And the name of some candy which would be purchased bj the lover, the schoolmaster, the flatterer, the butch er, and all the rest of mankind and wom ankind The zeal with which the puzzle has been taken up shows that the sub ject Is attractive Remember that the contest closes on Frlda. Send in jour solutions the puz zle was printed In full in jesterdaj's Herald and add jour name to the many already on my list. One of my correspondents wrote that she would hand her guests the list at a Christmas supper last night, and ask them to find the answers I am really curieus to know how many gave correct solutions It was a clever Idea, anyway, to entertain her friends with the puzzle. Send In our answers, and if jou have a word of suggestion as to future puz zles or an feature of the woman's page so much the better J. C M ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS. Editor's note Question. In this de partment are anntrered In the order of their receipt wherever apace permit. A fen- dnvi are required for Inquiries re quiring reaenrch. Jabot.. A M M Fine mull or lawn trimmed with batted wheels and edged with bat ting make exceedingly pretty Jabots. The lawn Is shaped so as to be side plaited and the medallions are arranged along the straight edge and on top of each plait It Is best to cut out a paper pattern first, plait as jou wish, and use as a guide for the mull Jabot In this waj no material Is wasted as might be the case If you do not first ex periment with the paper patterns. Ilnjo Embrolileryr. Miss R Rajo embroiderj consists of numerous little flowers whose petals are formed by single stitches, which resem ble rajs It is very simple embroidery and easily cTecuted The different flowers are embroidered in different colors of floss which gives a very unique effect This embroiderj' Is verj popular Just now, and much of Its beauty depends upon the colors used, rather than the work. Tblrd Weddlns; Year. We have been married three years in January and would like to celebrate. What anniversary is it? R. F. E. There Is no special celebration chron icled for the third anniversary, but that is no reason for not observing the day. You can have any entertainment that suits your purse and convenience from the regulation reception to a cozy little dinner for six or eight intimate friends. Conch Cnablona. Columbia Road Couch cushions are now being made of tapestry-' Care must be taken, however, in selecting colors which will harmonize with the color scheme of the room for which the pillow Is intended. Oblong pillows predominate and are fin ished either with a cord or have the seam concealed with flat upholstery braid Very handsome effects may be obtained with the beautiful pieces of tapestrj' which may often be secured at remnant sales The municipal council of Paris alms to teach hlstorj by means of street names Two or trie signs already in place read Rue Rlvoll French vlctorj', 1797. Avenue Victor Hugo French poet and novelist, 1S02-1SS3 Open 8:30 a. m.; Close 6 THE B.USY CORNER fUCrWOlH&'fi V W W 8 Tn St. a Pa. Ave. " M I aS S Van .. "ar am a QO00 Misses' and Children's ' $2.50, $3, and $3.50 Shoes, all sizes Christmas Candy Puzzle. What kind of Christmas candy will be purchased by 1. The lover? 2. The schoolmaster? S. The flatterer? 4 The coiner? 5. The pickle manufacturer? 6. The minister? 7. The miller? 8. The German? 9. The dentist? 10. The pugilist? 11. The shoemaker? 12. The dairymaid? IS. The calendar designer? 14. The cranberry picker? 15. The milkman? 16. The editor? 17. The butcher? 18. The halfbreed? 19. The sailor? 20. The stonemason? 21. The Mormon? 22. The old maid? A NEW IDEA IN CHICKEN SALAD Very Delicious and ftoyel Dish for Entertainment. In households where hospitality Is fre quently' extended, it Is an excellent Idea If the cullnarj- department Is ordinarily efficient to undertake tome of the cater ing at home from time to time. A considerable saving Is one result ob tained by the undertaking, but another and sometimes more Important one is the getting away from the somewhat hackneyed viands which professional es tablishments supply. For instance. Instead of the familiar standby of chicken salad a variation very delicious and much less generally served can be substituted JThls is the rule for It: Cut the cold boiled or steamed chicken In cubes and for every three cupfula thereof have one cupful of English wal nut meats Put the nuts In a pan. sprinkle but lightly with salt, and add butter In the proportion of one and a half tablespoonfuls to each cup of nuts. Cook In a slow oven until they have browned delicately and are heated throughout, stirring when, necessarj-. Take them from the oven, allowing them to cool before breaking them In hits and mixing with French dressing) la which they must soak a while. Add the cubtfa of chicken and later. Just before the dish Is wanted, celery prepared and crlspeQ as usual, cut In small pieces. To each three cups of chicken add one and a half cups of celery. The sauce Is made In this way: Having prepared an ordinary mayonnaise dress ing by ths usual -clpe (one having raw and hard-boiled j-olks In the same pro portion. Is quickest) add the following mixture: Four ounces of cooked spinach, two tablespoonfuls of capers, a shallot chopped fine, two-thirds of a cup of parsley, and one cupful of cress. Thesn are pounded together In a mortar until fine enough to press through a very flno strainer. A damp hand Is not healthy and cannot be beautiful. Apply the following lotion two or threa times a day: Ten grains tannlo acid, two ounces eIderJower wa ter, and one-half ounce tincture of ben zoin. If used persistently It will arrest excesslvn perspiration and dry up tha molstness In the palms of the hands ) p. m. Saturday 9 p. m. x1 t u.-U.iat-t-,-k..'