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It is a ,Nlensed, practical Eneyclop inventions and discoveries, which is 20.000 It is highest in scholarship, the editorial tiihluding luxley, Proctor, Morris, I It is superbly illastrated with brilliant -wisi 4ata in the tegt--a genuinet triumih it is an orniment to any library, being asi sstatltally lound to last a lifetime. Yours Today al It you live out of the city we Will send -11 IALATIt IWYAL, Wahntn . C .............. WIesetoind $I for which please send a _ ir.ding (renltsmiber, we advise Halt ltussi SN Y'YCLOPAEDhIC DlCrIONiARY. I agi ~ he 1.nianse at the rate of $1.50 month a .fr. AFFAIRS IN GEORGETOWN Great Preparations Being Made in the Churches for Christmas. A' E rande- Asaimas the Mik Dealers tddi l-eliowa Et~eet Oceers -Other tea. C'bristmnas *lay services at Trinity Catho lie Chusrch will he more impressive this ye-ar thans sver. As usual, solemn high mass will be- ceiebratedl at 5 o'clock in the mornsing. which has heretofore been so lar::ely attended that standing room was at a prs-miusm. so to speak. This is about thes only time during the year that the shisreb is fully illuminated, the side border ltghsts showing off to advantage the beau t iul iterior finish of the edifice, while ihe iners:i.-seeanilles at the altar add greatly to the gen-teral appearance. There will be low muassesq at 7. 8 and 8:.3, o'clock, while as 9s o'clock there will be a special mass for the children. Solemn pontifical mass will be celebrated at 10:3h1 o'clock. and will be- an occasion of great pomp. The cele bsranst will be Mgr. Martlnelli. the papal alesgate. Rev Father Hector Papi, S. J.. formerly secretary to Cardinal Satolli, will .tliver the sermon. Blenediction of the bsles'd sacrament will immediately follow th- mass. The music for the occasion will bie tinie. and the c'hoir will be augmented' consilderably, with ant orchestral accom paniment. At Georgetown University the custom will be observ ed, as heretofore, and a midnight mass will be held in the Dahlgren Me mortal ('hapel. The general publice will not have admissIon to these services, being in tendedt for the students, faculty and others connectedl with the university. Many of the Jesuits attached to the institution will be present at pontifical masa at Trinity C'hurch and assist in the same. On Christmas morning there will be i prayer meeting and praise services held at 6:10 o'clock in the mornIng at the Dua barton Avenue M. E. Church, Rev. J. B. Stltt officiating. The annual election of officers ot Union ONSUMPT it: re are Eay en [nag to phyekians' increase. I would malady form some they can receive to each other any e in treating this -L*Fved from e@l a and discarding egtal: and adopt ygienie measur"e a majority of the H. R. 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McGuire of Philadelphia was unani mously re-elected vice president, but de clined, after ten years' continuous servioe, saying he wanted to devote all hi. time to the Brotherhood of Carpenters. His dec11 nation was not accepted. James Duncan of Baltimore was -re elected second vice -president Without oppo sition. James O'Connell of Chicago was re-elected third vice president. M. M. Gar land of Pittsburg, for fourth vice president, was chosen unanImously. Delegate Edward Hirsh of Baltizpore pre sented the name of Frank Morrison of Chi cago .for secretary, to succeed August Mc Graitn. Mr. Morrison received the unani mous vote of the'convention, and responded with a speech. He Is a member of the Chicago Typographical Union. John B. Lennon of Bloomington, Ill., was re-elected treasurer. The names of Harry Lloyd of Boston, president of the Brotherhoodi of Carpenters and Joiners; Martin Fox of Cincinad presIdent of the Iron Molders' 'Union, and George E. McNeill, presideajt of the Federal Union of Boston, were presented for the position of delegates to British trades con ges. Mess. McNeWl and Fox were Nashvilli, Tenn., was selected as the next place of meettn ove St. Louis Xasa To Christen the Aa=pea The mayor of g.napolls has nlotified the Seeretary of the Navy that he hos selected Miss Georgie Porter, granddaughter of ,th late Admirat D. D). Porter, to chrteten the gunboat nemme afterth May and eg j which is to be lanched atanaat N. J., next Wednesday.* Deed at Portasmtb The Navy Dspertmetit is informed that Carpenter J. (O Nash, .retred, 41eda Portsepouth, Va. "Tursday.. O'FERRALt OPPOSED Leading Virghniauu Expres Them selve on Betrocession. HE STE URII[ELYO YM LAD Attorney General Scott Regards the Proposition as a Joke. GEORGE D. WISE'S VIEW Special Correspoedence.of The Evening Star. RICHMOND, Va., December 18, 1896. The proposition to retrocede Alexandria county to the United States meets with little encouragement from the leading citi ces of Virginia. Gov. O'Ferrall today, when interviewed on the question, said: "As governor of Vir ginia I would, of course, be opposed to giv ing up any of the territory of the state. This question would be brought before the state legislature before any movement could be mnade, and I do not believe the legislature would favor this. Indeed, I be lieve they would oppose it. The object of this movement, I take it, is to have Alex andria county supplied with police from the other side, and thereby break up the crime, gambling and other violations of the law, which have made that part of the state notorious for years. The people in the District should remember, however, that nearly all the crooks and criminals 61n Alexandria county who carry on their ne farious business there came from the Washir.gton side. "There is equally as much devilment go ing on on the Maryland side. 'f they want to stop the violations of law going' on there, they should stop sending their law less people over to the Virginia side. I have given a great deal of my time and labor to the breaking up of the lawlessness in Alexandria county, and I think the con dition of things up there Is greatly im prived, though, of course, ,there Is some little lawlessness being carried on in a clansdestine way. I am oppose4to sany ter-" ritory from Virginia being gives away." The Attorney General's Obtlaon. Attorney General Sett Stated that he was not familiar with the movement to retrocede any portibn of Virginia to the United States, but -)ge had heard andread about so many pripositions of this kind. which always turniM out to be mere talk, wita no reasonable possibility of, being passed, that the thing was getting to be a huge joke. He was sure the legislattre of Virginia wold not seriously entertain any. saeh propozition, and he was of the opinion that intelligent Virginians would oppose the movement from.the start. He said: "I am opposed to any. proposition to surrender any Virginia territory to any government. We have ro rnore territory than wer can take care of, and when the proposition crmes up, if it ever does, there will be a general fight agai-st it. It will be a colder day than this, and I will be a much older man, when Virgini* gives any of, her ter ritory away." . Geo. D.. ne's Portion. Geo. D. Wise when seen by a Star cor respondent said: "I am opposed to the proposition. It would never be carried through the Virgin legislature, I am sure.. Virginia has alreqtY lost too much of her territory. She wa*,Jone of the original thir teen states, and d4l' more toward organiz ing the Union thali any other three states. She let go Wiscobtin, Minnesota, and all that northwester-. territory, and the Pierrepont legislature at Alexandria dis membered Viiginia by zpaking West Vir ginia a keparate te;' This was uncon :titutional. If TJfta was dismembered ikgalfy then why as the Pierrebont gov ernrher.t set up in this state during the War? If the dismembering of Virginia had been uneorstitutior al the Pierrepant gov ernment was unconstitutional. Virginia was robbed It 1;e* VirgiMia. : "I am unalterbW opposed to this state losirg any of her territory, and I am sure this proposition will never go through. We want all the teiritory we have." Morton Marye, auditor of public accounts; Gco. K. Taylor, clerk of the supreme court of appeals, and others said they were op posed to the proposition. Mr. Clementa Enthusiastic. Mr. James E. Clements of Alexandria county is quite enthusiastic over the Mc Millan resolution. Mr. Clements said to a Star reporter this morning: "It is a good thing, and it' carried out will prove a great benefit to Alexandria city and county. I hope it will end in re trocession. The navy yard would, In all probabilities, be moved to Alexandria, where there is an excellent water front and much deeper water than at Washing ton." Mr. Clements thinks that Alexan dria county would be benefited by having the necessary bridges across the Potomac connecting it with Washington, as the property at, Arlington would be much im proved and the surrounding country much enhanced in value. He is of the opinion that Alexandria city would be the manufacturing portion of the national capital, and its business largely increased. All RIGHT OF POSSESSIO!4. The Supreme Court's Decision in the Phillips-Payne Case. In the case of Phillips vs. Payne, referred to in the discussions of retrocession, the Supreme Couirt avoided the question of whether the retrocession was in violation of the Constitution, expressly deciding the case upon the fact that VirgInia being de facto possessed of the territory, neither that state nor the United States ever hav ing objected, a taxpayer in Alexandria county cannot question the validity of the retrocession. The -syllabus of the opinion was as fol lows: Syllabus: "Slnce 1817, pursuant to the ac-t of Cong ress of the preceding year, the state of Virginia his been in de facto pos sesion of the coutni sof Alexandria, which, prior thereto, formed a part of the District of Columbia. The -political department. of her government has, since that date, uni formnly asserted, and - -the head of her judicial department expressly affirmed, her title thereto. Congress has, by more than one act, recognized the transfer as a set tled- fact. A resident of~ that county, in a suit to recover the amount paid by him, under protest, for- taxes upon'*his property there situate, is, therefore, estopped from raising the qurestiorfs -sto the Validity of the retrocession." - This case was ecided by -the U'nited States Supreme .~y' -In 1875, Mr. Justice Swayne deliverin ' the opinion of the cOurt. The plaintit i error, the plaintiff in the court below,i bought to recover the amount of taxes ,3gdd by him to the de fendant, on the grudthat the act of 1846, antd the law of Vfgnia reannexing the county to the sit and extending Vir ginia's jurisdiction6er it, are contrary to the Constitution ofd United States, and illegal and void. 1111ie defendaht demurred and-the court belo4 -Sian the demurrer and'gave judgment orhe defendant. In sang fnr - e Supresme Court, Mr. Justice Swayne saEthe question presented wasn whether there'~h err in that ruling of the lower coura WThen he goes on to say- thast the SupyMeCourt, in af~rming the judgment beldb'ased its decson not on the questlon preg1ted by the plaintilt in error, but upon - e~tat that Virginia was de facto in possession of the territory in qusin ethrT~ii nor the United staes as ve obeets to-the-retrocession of.- the territory. ?Tgerefore, he says, "the plaintiff in error iqestopped from raising the point hese to e .dissded. He e~nat iier he tgnees;i vcriou. lyraise a.. question, znor' for'ct upen ~the partles to the compact an- C 'Which O Mdirke *o0 I this litgaweare qosrined to- recognise the. doeet. mflttaa f hnga. which exists with referapes, to the ont of Alexandria as conclusive f. She - Eights of the partie, before tm. Au. -Agsma ~ Payes et. county was moduram saUan is 18N0 ane agitation among brainess men, both of Alexandria oemty and Washington, in fa ver et sme legishmules which woeld re unite the retroceded territory to the Dis trict of Columbia. A bill was. prepared by Mr. R S. Lacey, 'who filed It in Congress, together with a petition signed by many citizens of Alexandria, city-and county. The text of the bill then prepared is as follows: "That the act entitled an act to retrocede the county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, to the state of Virginia, and approved July 9, 1846, be, and the same in hereby, repealed: Provided, however. That all rights and privileges, duties and obU gations heretofore received and incurred under zaid act of retrocession shall be fully preserved, and shall in no wise be affected hereby." Mr. Lacey, as the representative of those Wrho were agitating for the return of the retroceded territory to the United States. prepared an argument In favor of the bill. which Is quoted above, and which was used in support of the bill, but tile matter was at that time soon dropped. Mr. La cey's argument is interesting at this time, as It reviews the laws and decisions bear ing upon the question of retrocession, and especially upon the alleged unconstitution ality of any act to divest Congress of its exclusive jurisdiction over the whole or any part of the District of Columbia. After quoting the section of the Constitution em powering Congress to exercise exclusive legislation ever the District to be ceded by the states to become the seat of govern ment of the United States, the Maryland and Virginia acts of cession, and the act of Congress, July 16, 1790. accepting the terri tory ceded, Mr. Lacey's argument goes on to say: On the 3d of March, 1791, and before the survey provided for by the preceding act was completed, an act of Congress was passed providing that so much of the Dre ceding act as required that the whole of the territory, ten miles square, be located -above the month of the East branch, be repealed, and "that it-shall be lawful for the President to make any part of the ter ritory below the said limit, and above the mouth of Hunting creek, a part of said Dis trict," * * * and the territory so to be included shall form part of the District, not exceeding ten miles square, for the per manent seat of government of the United States On the .0th of March, 1791, George Wash Ington, President, by his proclamation de clared that the whole of said territory should be included between four lines, as follows: (describing them, including Alex andria county, Va.) He also declared and proclaimed "that the said territory, when surveyed, should be the whole territory accepted by the said act of Congress as the District for the per manent seat of government of the United States." By an act of Congress passed July 19, 1846, "it is provided that with the assent of the people of Alexandria and Alexandria county, all that portion of the District of Columbia ceded to the United States by the state of Virginia be, and the same are here by, ceded and forever relinquished to the state of Virginia, in full and absolute right and Jurisdiction, as well of soil as of per sons residing or to reside thereon." This grant of exclusive power of legis lation over the district thus selected, chosen and dedicated, when once exercised became forever thereafter obligatory and as much a duty as the discharge of any other obligation Imposed upon Congress by said article, among which are the powcr to regulate commerce with foreign nations, ar d among states, and no part of which can be exercised by a state; the power to establish post offices; the power to establish judicial tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court, which power the Su preme Court has held cannot be con ferred by Congre ;s except. upon courts created by Congress. The power to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, to declare war, grant letters of marque, to r.ise and support armies, to provide and maintain a navy and to provide for call ing forth the militia, are powers which are conferred in the same section. and by the sam- words, as the power to exercise ex clusive jurisdiction over the District of Columbia. The Supreme Court ha- frequently de cided] that whenever the terms in which a power is granted to Congress requires that it should be exercised exclusively by Congress, the subject is as completely taken from the state legislatures as if they had been expressly forbidden to act upon it.. Tae act of retrocession (July 19, 18461), undertook to relinquish or retrocede to Virginia onty about one-third of the whole territory of the District; but the extent of the territory undertaken to be divested can make no difference. The power to retrocede or relinquish jurisdiction over a part, carries with It the power to retro cede or relinquish the whole, and it is no -nore unconstitutional to retrocede the whore than a part. Ar-d If it was lawful to relinquish Alexandria county to Vir ginia in 1846, It is lawful to cede Wash ington county to Maryland in 1890. But neither was lawful then, or is lawful now. Congress, having accepted the cession, cannot divest itself of exclusive juridlc tion and its seat of government. By ac cepting the grapt, and exercising exclusive jurisdiction, a contract was entered into between the government. the ceding states, and the pe3ple of the whole District, which could not be dissolved without the con sent of all the parties. It is believed that no sound, conserva tive or satisfactory argument has ever been made establishing or sustaining the constitutionality of the cession, relinquish ment or surrender of the whole or any part of the territory of the District of Columbia, or the relinquishment or trans fer of the whole or any part of the exclu sive legislative jurisdiction of - Congress over the same. There is but one ground upon which the pretension of the legality of the attempt ed retrocession of Alexandria couinty can be rested, to wit: Long acquiescence in the jurisdiction which the state of Virginia has, in fact, exercised over the territony in question--though that Is confessedly an unsatisfactory foundation to stand on, but It is the best there Is, and it must be con sidered, If Congress had no power, and was therefore forbidden to divest itself of ex clusive jurisdiction over any part of the District of Columbia, could it, by an un constitutional act, transfer the territory and jurisdiction to the state of Virginia, so that the state, by accepting the grant and exerciring the jurisdiction, could ren der the unlawful act constitutional and lawful? Manifestly not. The state never could and never has claimed title or jurisdiction by acquies cence, lapse of time, or long occupation, but has always claimed under the act of 1846, end as a grantee thereunder, In the case of Phillips vs. Payne, 92 United States, 130, It was attempted to bring the constitutionality of the retro cession of Alexandria county to a final de cision, but the attempt practically failed for the reison that the plaintiff was, as the court said, "estopped from raising the point which he seeks to have decided." But the court does say, "The state of Vir ginia is in de facto possession. * * * She (Virginia) does cot complain of the re trocession. * * The United~ States have not objected. * * Both parties to the transaction have been, and still are, en tirely satisfied." A government de facto In firm possession of any cduntry, is clothed, while it exists, with the same rights, powers and duties, both at home and abroad, as a government de jure. The estol~ped referred to arose because of the fact that the act of July 9, 1346, was on the statute book unchallenged. It was, however, only an enabling act. Noth ing was thereafter done by Congress, but the legislature thereupon passed an act declaring that the county was reannexed, and formed a part of the state. The validity of that state statute de pends, of course, upon the constitutionality of the act of Congress of July 9, 1g46. So this is not the case of a de facto gov ernment, which, finding itself in possession of territory, continues to possess and oc cupy, and to levy taxes therein; but it is the care of a do jure state governmnt which passes an act to annex to its terri tory, and thereunder a==m jurisdiction over a portion of the District of Columhia, Such a claita rests etuslvely' upon thae valIdity of its own legislative act; and that, in turn, -rests for its authority solely upon .an bnconstitutional act of Congress. Th of -Congress referred to was the btnot a justification for the act of Virginia. The plain .and mantrest rem edy 'is. the -repeal of the act of rero.eu slo, with proper prevlslon in the repeai ing ieaute presrving all rights -of per sons and property acquired in Alemaari county, while it remainea under the juris diction of .Vlrginis.- and .appropriate d-. reotions to the Comme==tameans of the 13is trict of -Columbia to resuse full and ab solute,,mmeeino an control thereer. Open evenings i $350 Upright -Ui "71 Other big dri Terms, $6, $8 ai $350 Rogers Upright . $190 $4oo Baumeistcr Upright..$225 $600 Bradburv Upright... .$275 Swiss Music Boxes. Ws ha d to return thwa Swim, %i ,de BIxe. =~'a te errls...lso late. Imt the nufacturer wird s to cldae theim out hektre Christnuas at less then ,s.adbe would stand the loss. It'd a Iu-*. * hanee ftr you gift giers. WAS. Now. 4-air Box ..................~ $I.. Pw. 8-nlr Box............ 1 ?1;.. *12-air Box. wrih zte . X 1Ofli r Box. with zither .... $491 $i~ 10-air Box. with zither....... $4 $37.WJU Bradbury Fact( 1225 Pa. Ave. an FREEBORN 0. SM V. P. Van Wickle. Manager. Gt Sun Pape1,rs and look for our announcelnei then only half the great holid; We're going to make Mt and Thursday of next week w buying. The biggest aggrega has cver appealed to you will days. We cast aside all thot ished. The only complete ho turn their stock of holidav noi useful and ornamental-loose If you can't come (tiring We'll be open. If you want your purchas do that promptly and properly This'is the s "your credit Hoiuse & I Liberal F Cor. 7th an A SILVER CONFERENCE Views Brought Forward at a Gathering at Senator Teiler's House. Elfort to Preserve Harmuony Among Members of Parties Favoring the White Metal. The z.earest thing to a formal caucus of siver men yet held was at the house of Senator Teller the other night, numerous leaders being present. Representatives Hartman and Towne were among the num ber. Gen. A. i. Warner, president of the Bimetallic League, was also present. Gen. Warner outlined the proposed plans of the executive committee of the Bimetallic Union for a continuance of the campaign for silver, and these plans received the hearty indorsement of the gathering. Those present agreed that a campaign of education should be kept up. One of the matters discussed was the resumption of the publication of the Binmetallist, the or gan of the union. It is expected that the paper will resume publication. It will be heartily supported by leading silver men. There was no formal discussion of the attitude of the silver men in Congress. There is a general understanding that events will be left to care for themselvcs. As It is not probable that thege will be any tariff or financial legislation a~t this ses sion, it was considered unnecessary to talk over a question which had not been reach ed. The sanounced intention of the siver men to hold a formal caucus was based on the supposition that the Dingley bill would make its appearance. It is generally agreed among silver men that when the extra session Is called, they will meet in caucus and shape their policy. It is proposed that this caucus shall be gen eral and that there will be no discrimiama tion. If there Is a strong division of senti ment in the caucus, the chances are that to prevent il feeling, or a .sptit, each man will agree to act as he thinks best. Above everything else, it is understood, the si ver men of all parties hepe to prevent bickering, so s not to disrupt the union that existed In the last ecampaign. This, of course, sounds pretty, and to a sentiment whieh all forces can freely express now. Whether it will turn out in ths desired way -is another .nestion. Pears ar e en sinaily expressed that the estatry between itse -dmeat@ and poenfat partase may produe-an outbsa at an uuepeessda-o mint, which as Jast through years. p -- Cone Awended. Oara Cra ii d of suglaser. has austhe centmne ser'te Jn~-~o en em at Pet 4anun ame ammmen" o East dIs eet-uM antil Christmas. Piano, $145. $10 down, $7 monthly. te I ojust on Pian. baais Pikd at rendrnt fivea iOe hats or "spessah' AEered during our grand Mamufacturer' tCssilomas Reducibna 1Mie. Stagninren -ithtlffy ti.t full uptiget .rned Pinso in beaut iftl dmit r,-'uiwn4 aer. .en liamous iings tp sod fall Iard. Cest $M iO. Only. . .................. $1 SIe Ae and $7 utnnthly. Reteatiful iHard-wind atool Sa Jaji vnese SIIL .arf in utlded. ves in Pianos. id $10 monthly. $5oo Webster Upright.....$290 $6oo Webster Upright.... $350 $8oo Bradbury Upright....$390 $65 & $75 Regina Music Boxes, $30. 311-t fl.. 1,'ft -f 11ie l[sra Satm Reiit FWM !.ii. o that Oter d'sters sell1 for SM and $75. To ewe theis not teeferp Virist. mna day. take your eboir for . ive tur W1h 4:1an suat l oak taiIe ielp-ded. 1te~e "mianNtst tende.rs" ove a 'Ierto.ire --f 'er 1.UUU t -uIa. ory Warerooms, id 1216 E Street, ITH, Manufacturer, Thone 747. d(ay'S it. It takes a half page-and i% story is told in detail. inday, Tuesday, Wednesdav >nder days in house-furnishing lion of genuine bargains that Lempt fou during these four ights of cost-profits are ban ise-furnishers in Washington eltics-which includes both the for your special benefit. l he (i --come in the eveling. es hcid and delivered later we'll tore where is good." JerrmTann, urnishers, d I streets. CALARY EgDEAV.REU,. Rtepors-t ead at the Annala Eentta of the C. E. lretety. ILast Surday evening the Christian En deavor Society of Calvary Baptist Church celebrated Its sixth anniversary, the regu lar church service being given over to the Endeavorers. The programn conasited mainly of reports from the three Christian Endeavor societies of the church. and ad dresses by Dr. S. H. Greene. pastor of the church, and Mr. Miles M. Shand, presi dt of the District Christian Endeavor After singing and devotional exereises, the "adviser" of the Junior Society. Miss ivah Richards, read the report of the Junior Society for the year, which showed that during that time the society had grown tcur-foid. the present membership [betng seventy. The report showed great growt h spiritually, as well as numericaly, and detained the lines of work that the society is now following, especial mnention beIng made of the missionary work being done at the Children's Hospital. Miss E. Pauline Wise, adviser of the Intermediate Society. presenrted the repoit for that society. These boys and girls the church of the future-are most enthu slastic in their work and their prosects are certainly "as bright as the promises oc Ior the Senior Society. Miss M. M. Bart lett. the retiring Dsmident, read a very en couraging report, showing growth along all lines. The year has been one of the most blessed of the seven. particularly because it brought the great international convention. and because of the opportni ties which that aftorded the mnember. for work and the influence which it left. Besides the work of the convention and the entertaining of the Pennsyivanja dele gatlon, the society has inaugurated sey eral new movements. amnong thmen. being the holding of evangelistic meetings at Washington barracks. In this work they have been joined by other societies of the city. Meetings ,are also being heeld at Chery Chase, under the direction of thme missionary connittee. FI~Iowir.g this report an able address was delivered by Mr. M. M. Shand. presi dent of the District unto., on the topic. "Loyalty to the Church." In which Mr. Shand based loyalty to the chugeh upon Individual responsiettity. The closing address by the pastor, Rev. Samuel H, Greene, D.D.. was ongrateta. tory and at the ameo time a salute to the "Church of temorrew" en behlalf et thme "Church of today." Dr.. Greenme w to renewed efor't on the part of aD thee En deavores end eupremd the ba.f that the twentieth cetuary woeld s suchs progress along the ines et Chuistian west; athe wend has never seen. After singing "Goed Be With Yeu siU We Maet Again.** thme Mspaan beeneots was r-eae and the --sedmy edm4e.