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f -ALWAYS BUST." Hffirliiinir'e ' no' 1,10 and best" UO.I llJIlllg s j,, tmrn 1>M, jt H larok OffEXOl'GH to ?1o nil ll underlain in ii rag mi,**, and ic* best for OlF^iCC *oc because of good work 427 !*fh n.w. "PA1NLHSS PRICES" At the Sign of the Dwll. nihl flOt.lQ LAN IKSCAVE GARDEN KK. HJHDY. the Florist Hnd landscape Gardener. Vermont arc. *ud I. St. n.w. Thousand* <if tiHret* for hedging; choicest evergreens, all varieties. Come and see for yourself. Rest work. *orr UPRIGHT rianos for beginners. Brings. *76; Morris. *80; Marshall & Wendall. *85: Groveatetri A Fuller, *100. hi*an worch, n 10 a. Sohmer. lllsslns. Emerson. Reg.nt and spl6-tf Worch piano*. "i never disappoint." Joam our "Boo't Worry Cflulb." You are eBagalble. Merely send np the copy, state your needs and when yon want it, and at the appointed time our porter will deliver the completed job. BYRON' S. ADAMS. I'KIAIltlt. Phone R.H). 512 Hth street. 1 Iron clad roof paint ITS AM. IRON: IT LASTS: Durable, saf.- prolyl ton is assured those who hk- this grand old nmirrlal. Natural Iron ore oxide and pur* huilod linseed oil; XT year* In use. Took out for imitators. \Vr"r< sole users. iron clad,'ssl. ap!5 $d Raam and Auto Coats, FOR MEN AND WOMEN. $5.00. The latest fad. Ar? senalb'e and useful. Absolutely guaranteed. Mh^ Tyssowski Bros., ;^b ,t. apl.Vif. iti IT POSTS NO MORE TO MAKE A GOOD IM presstoa with printing lfWe Sbepy printing Instead of nn ordinary impression, or no impresalnn at all. with ordinary, characterless printing. Try Shelr) printing. FRANO. E. HHEIRY. 519 10th street?Just below F street. mh21-ff. 10 Grafton's Roof Paant The Leader for 29 Years, And pr, lect* today <>n !4.ooi> roofs. Why not on yoursV Our l.iur experience is at your <iunmaod. Estimates. free as the a r you hroathe. by the best oqu'P|?eil ROOFING F.XPKRTS. Graftoo&SonJnc., ap!4 10d The Big Print Shop Makes a Hit - uith every on<? who has hart their work done there. ' Faultless typography and faultless work. Judd <& Detweiler, Inc., THE OIC. PRINT SHOP. 430 22 11TH. ni.Hl'") Time to Place Your Furs in Cold Storage. Your Furs will ho absolutely safe ill our t old Storage < oinpartments. Perfect protection against moth, tiro and theft. We loan furs carefully before putting them away. Reaaonahlo rates. B. H. Stinemetz & Son Co., F St., Corner 12th. apl3-if M. h. KING. ri.KAM.R AND DYER, H4 R. 1. AYE. N.W., REMOVED TO 400 R ST. N.\Y. Phone North 2120 M. Also do Inundry Work. <M't2-3Qt*4 Bring Ail Your Gold and Diamonds. We need for manufacturing gftno worth of rolrt and diamonds from *4k- to 3k. We wl'l par you more for same than anv one elae. ap? Sm A. KAHN, 935 F n.w. NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS. Get estimate for cement walks, steps, coping, basement and stable floors from oodbcrn bros.. fement contractors. Phono 7096. - 1204 Q at. n.w. mh29-30t Letter^Press Books, Loose Leaf Ledgers, etc. OMew Supplies of Every Description. E. Morrison Paper Co., 1009 Pa. Ave. N.W. foit-tf.10 ' PALMISTRY. Mr. daocd. the wkll known palmist. By his soicDtlfloally reading your band he fires ron snrh valuable advice that might save se riout mistaken. 1622 Q n.w.; phone North 1190.! ip8-tf ! CHUBCH NOTICES. * IXITARIAN. ALI. flOUW CHURCH. COR. 14TH AND b st?.. Ulysses U. n. Pierce. D. I)., minister.? I);45 a.m.. Sunday school: Oa?s for the ' om paratlvo Study ?.f Religion and Unity Study Class: 11 o'clock. morning service; sermon by tin minister. Titer- is also kindergarten daring tin* hour of morning worship. 7:30 p.m.. Young People's Religious Union. The public k Invited to all services. ap1A-2t PIANO TUNING. Piano Tuning. jTSoTpLayer-pianos bepaired; also organ work. J. F HERMAN. 2d floor. mblSM r.' 1420 Pa. are. Main 712R. f ' - - ==: COLUMBIA MEN BANQUET. Trustees of University Guests of Washington Alumni. Nearly fifty loyal Columbia University jnen gathered about the banquet board at the Gordon Hotel la?t "night and listened t't stories of college life. The occasion gai the annual banquet of the Washington Alumni Association of the university, ?nd throughout the evening good fellowship was In the ascendant. Three of the trustees or the university, John D. Pine. Williun Fellows Mor- i gan and Willis V. King, all of Jv'ew York, as well as the preside.nL of the New York Alumni Association. W. ft\ Demurest, attended. Dr. Marcus Benjamin. president of the Washington As. sedation. presided, and called uj>on the guests of the occasion for short addresses The remarks of th.e trustees and the president of the Empire state alumni were generously applauded. Surgeon General Stokes of the navy, who Is B Columbia "RTtd," was ore of those taking part in the spee<-hmaking. telling .some incidents In connection with his |lfe at his alma mater. We Have held the I People's Confidence for Fifteen Years? And up are still bn'dtng it. Our painless methods, quality work utul moderate prices hive built U|i for us the largest practice in Washington. It will profit you to come to a reliable j dentist?one who lias tiecn cainhlUhed In the Maine place for the past (Ifteen years. What we promise you w.- give ami we h i jiwhjs ii* iv in ii.ii *k iiiij |ir*nniHf we If k on Waut Reliable Work at i (he Klubt CkarKM < ome Here. I 22-tarat Cold Crown*. KSf Crown and Pudge Work. L ? Our Keior Di. Pinto. J Drs PATTON & LEONARD, 1MIM.ESS DEMISTS, 910 F STREET. 1 Union Dental Parlora. Remember Phone Main 15T7. the Numkor. Oflleo Over Morton Stont'a. Tailor. COMET JNAPSHOTS Plans Made for Photographing Halley Wonder. STUDY OF ITS COMPOSITION Chart of Its Probable Track Prepared by Hydrographic Office. Official Statement. II | C HART SHOWlXCi ROl'TK OF COMET r.\ ITS CIRCI.E OF THE SLX. Hallev's comet does not realize what sort of a sitation it is running into on its present return to the earth s orbit. ! The comet lias been visible from the earth twenty-six times during recorded history. but in the interval since its last appearance and its present return the spectroscope for the study of the composition of celestial bodies has been invented and the art of celestial photography has been developed, so that there will be a better record kept of its visit and more will be learned of it than ever before. The hydrographic office of the Navy Department has prepared a chart of its probable track and the hours of its visibility and its position in the heavens. This diagram and Information will be printed on the back of the Indian ocean pilot chart for May, and a request has been sent to shipmasters in the Pacific ' to note, if possible, the transit of the comet across the face of the sun, with a view to Informing the hydrographic office. Official Statement Issued. The statement of the hydrographic office in connection with the diagrams is as follows: "The historic comet ifrlll become visible to ordinary vision in the latter part of April, 1910. This comet Is a periodic one and revolves around the sun in an interval of seventy-six years. It receives Its name from the second astronomer royal of Great Britain, who proved its motion was in the form of an ellipse. The following are the yearn that have been identified as those in which the comet returned to be visible from the earth: 11 B. C.. 66, 141. 218. 296, .173. 431, 530, 608. 684, 7?>, 837, 912, 989, 1080, 1145, 1222. 1301, 1378, 1436, 1531. 1607, 16*2. 1759. 1835 and 1910 A. D. "The return in 1060 was famous, as if created great alarm throughout Europe, i uitii ?? . IT.ncrlanrt it vi'fla InrtlfPfl nnnn a a a UII'I 111 ||V> ?* ?.*-? W|^vil uv forerunner of the success of the Norman invasion. In that return the comet was visible to the eye for six weeks. On its return in lkW? it developed a tail recorded an GO degrees long. Tn the return in 1759 the tail was 47 degrees long, and in 1835 the comet was visible to the eye during the entire month of October, and the tail was from 20 degrees to 30 degrees in length. First Photograph. "The present return Is the first in which a photograph has been made of the comet or opportunity presented to study its composition, for in the interval since its last return the art of celestial photography and the use of tlie spectroscope. an Instrument with which to study its composition, have been perfected. "There is a probability that on May 18 the comet will pass between the earth and the sun. producing a transit of it across the sun's disc. As indicated by the ephemerls the transit should occur between fourteen and sixteen hours, Greenwich mean time of that date. As the transit of the comet across the sun's disc on May 18,1910. will be visible in the Pacific it is urgently requested that ail shipmasters favored with a clear skymake efTort to discern the comet's image on the sun's disc." Estimated Distances. The distance of the comet from the earth this evening will be 125,000,000 miles. This distance will diminish rapidity till May 20, when it will be 13,Uno.UOU away. This is the nearest approach it will make to the earth. Its recession will not be so rapid as its approach, but on May 30 it will be 40,800,UOo miles away. The hydrographie office furnishes a table Showing the hours on different dates when the comet rises. It follows: t'omef rises Coiuet sets earlier than sun. later than sun. H. M. H. M. April 'J4 : i M Mar 2o 1 00 Mav ! 2 1U Slav 22 2 45 May in 2 20 Mar 24 ? 20 Mav 14 2 00 Mav 2K 3 50 May its 1 30 MaV 2* 4 OB May 30 4 50 MEDICOS GET TOGETHEE. i I Papers Read at Smoker of G. W. IT. Medical Society. w The reading of tlirce professional papers and a smoker were the feature# of the April meeting of the George Washington University Medical Society, held In the medical building. 132.% H street, last night. ^ The meeting was largely attended by members of the association and a numoer of guests The following were the papers read and I subsequently discussed: "Report of a Case," by l>r. A. B. Hooe; "A Case of Congenital Hammer-toe Existing Tnrough Kive Generations," by I>r. J. R. Bi"-i ?, and "The Pathology and Etiology of Varicocele, With an Abridged History ' the Surgical Treatment." Before the conclusion of the meeting routine business was disposed of. Notice was given by the secretary of a proposed amendment to the constitution to come up for consideration at the May meeting. BRUSH FIRE IMPERILS ZOO. Elks, Scared Motionless, Watch Firemen at Work. A lighted match or cigarette, dropped in the dry grass In the Zoological Park, caused a lively brush fire about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, close to the In closure in whirtr the elks are kept. The blaze quickly spread to the fence surrounding the elk field. An alar in was sent to No. 11 fire engine company, which responded. As there was but little water available for*the aj?paratil%. the firemen resorted to hand pumps. The flames were extinguishi ed after about $25 damage had resulted. No attempt was made by the elks to stampede. Alarmed by the excitement, they huddled together in one corner of the lnclosure and watched the work of the firefighters. MEM OUT Discomfits Combine That Planned His Retirement. ASSUMES THE LEADERSHIP Takes Advantage of the Falling Ont of Gorman and Smith and Directs Work of Legislature. Siwi-ini (Virroapowlenoe of Tbo Sl?r. BALTIMORE* Md., April 16* 1910. The big thing In. the eyes of the politicians todav is the make-uo of the public ! utilities commission to be named by Gov. , Crothers. This commission is vested under the law with wide powers and the ' governor has tlie option of making the i body one that will be worth while to the people or one that will lay the foundation for a great political machine with Atistin I,. Crothers as its boss. Just what the governor will do Is the absorbing question of the hour. And to get a line on what Mr. Crothers will do. it is necessary to go bark to the beginning of the session of the legislature in January. At that time the governor assumed the i role of watchdog of the treasury and i made an endeavor to rut down the legis! lative expenses. At that time he met with bitter opposition on tlie part of the president of the senate, Arthur P. Gorman. who stood as a defender of the "system" that required a flve-doliar-a-day job for every senator and delegate. Mr. Gorman at that time had the support of the state leader, United States Senator Joint Walter Smith, and the flglit between Mr. Gorman and Gov. Crothers resulted ! in rout for the governor. The legislative session has gone into history as tme of I the most expensive that the state of Marvland has known, and so strong had ! public sentiment become aroused that the ( ; men responsible for the appropriations i ' concluded at the last hour to make a cut ; of 50 per cent in the salaries of certain ' jobs that meant for the holders no harder work than the signing of the pay roll. Gorman-Smith Break. This came about in measure through the parting of the ways between Senator 1 Smith and young Mr. Gorman. How the j breach occurred cannot be told here, but ' suffice it to sav that the dictatorial methods of the young Howard county leader had much to do with the dissolution of poltiical partnership between Senator Smith and himself. Senator Gorman, always austere, cool and methodical in his political tours, | early in the session began to show signs of nervousness that worried his friends and closest advisers, and this condition of health kept up until the close of the session. Mr. Gorman, in fact, seemed to be laboring under a stress that changed his personality completely, and this situation reached its climax in the closing hours of the legislature, when he left the presiding officer's chair, and on the floor of the Senate made the announcement in a dramatic manner that he was ready to retire rrom politics and would tender his resignation as president of the senate - - * ?* -< J ?? _ J I II nis coueagTjes bo ucthwi. At the time Senator Gorman made this speech the situation politically had cleared somewhat, and those on the inside knew that Smith and Gorman had parted company. Certain moves had been made within the party councils that puzzled those not In the confidence of the real leaders. These men had been working under the Impression that Smith and Gorman would work together forever and a day. They knew that Gorman had been picked a* the successor of Gov. Crothers in 1912, and supposed that this would prove a stepping stone to the seat occupied by Isldor Rayner In the Vnited States Senate. Crothers Takes Leadership. The story that Smith and Gorman had parted company gradually 'eaked out, ' and soon the machine lieutenants were looking for the right man to follow. The breach widened and widened until finally Gov. Crothers saw his opportunity hnd stepped in. What was accomplished by the governor in the closing hours of the legislature made the old-ttme politicians sit up and take notice. Crothers, realiznlg that the legislature was running without a leader, simply stepped from the executive mansion to the legislative halls and took personal command, lie knew that with Gorman and Smith at txJds he held the master key, and he proceeded to use the power at his command to force through certain measures that the old machine had practically decided should never become a part of the statutes of Maryland. One of these was the public utilities bill and the other was the primary election law. The Digges bills were allowed to pass by the governor in order to get through the two measures mentioned, but the governor gave no promise that he. would not veto these bills when they came before him. Gov. Crothers, therefore, today stands in the poaitlon of a man who has won out against a combine that had planned his retirement before his term expired. In the opinion of close students of the political game he had olayed good, clean politics, | and there are not a few of the old-timers who are willing to follow where Crothers shall lead.* Already there Is heard talk of a second term for the governor, and the present incumbent of the gubernatorial chair is In position to bring about just such a condition should he desire to occupy the chair again for four years. BAIN AND COOL WEATHER. Sunday Conditions in Washington as Predicted by Forecaster. A generally unpleaaant Sunday was the prediction made for today by Prof. Frankenfleld. forecaster of the weather bureau. He said last night a rather heavy storm was prevailing on bake Michigan and the cold east wind was blowing right into It. A rainy day and a cool one was the forecast for today. There was a smattering of rain about 7 o'clock last night, followed by a cold rain which set in between 8:W and 9 o'clock. Tha temperature took a toboggan slide last evening and by 9 o'clock had gotten down to the 4ft mark on the thermometers. It is expected to drop to about 40. WEATHER FORECAST. Rain and Continued Cold Temperature Sunday and Monday. For the District of Columbia and Maryland, rain and continued cool Sunday and Mondey; moderate to brisk easterly winds, becoming variable. A strong high area that developed during Saturday over New England has effectually retarded the movement of the northern disturbance, and It has remained practically stationary since Friday night over Wisconsin, but with increased intensity. The rains have therefore not advanced eastward beyond the Allegheny mountains, but they have continued in the central valleys and upper lake region, and, extended into the lower lake region and the interior of the south Atlantic states. There was also snow in the Missouri and upper Mississippi valleys; and snow was still falling Saturday night over those districts. In the extreme west the weather has t)een fair. It is decidedly colder in the central valleys and the upper lake region, the middle Atlantic and east gulf states, and from the central valleys westward through the plains states, except in the upper Ohio valtey, temperatures are from 10 degrees to 26 degrees below the seasonal average. West of the Rocky mountains temperatures are high. There will be rain Sunday generally east of the Mississippi river, except in eastern New England, with some snow in the upper lake region, continuing Monday in the Atlantic states. Snow flurries are also probable Monday in the lower lake region. Over the western half of the country the weather will be fair Sunday and Monday, and it will be fair Monr. riei H i I *We si I $18.75 sue I Through a I hundred su I below regu I at which tl tunity to j I tailoring? are to be f I choicest spi I is that? | Every Sui Say In the central valleys and the upper lake region. Cold weather will continue Sunday In the Mississippi and lower Ohio valleys, the upper lake region and the middle Atlantic ?tafe? and will extend into the Ohio valley and lower lake region and the south Atlantic states. L<ow temperatures will continue Monday in the Atlantic states and lower lake region, but they will rise in the Interior. Storm warnings are displayed on the lower lakea. The winds along the Xetv England and middle Atlantic coasts will be moderate to brisk east to southeast; on the south Atlantic roast moderate to brisk southerly, possibly thunder squalls Sunday; on ine east gulf coast light to moderate northwest to north; on the west gulf coast light to moderate northerly: on the lower lakes brisk to high south to southwest: on the upper lakes brisk to high southwest to northwest over southern portion with probably dangerous squalls, and brisk north to northwest over northern portion. Temperature. Midnight. 70: 2 a.m.. 65; 4 a.m., 59; 6 a.m., 57: H a.m.. 65: 10 a.m.. 65; 12 noon, 66; 2 p.m.. 70; 4 p.m., 64; 6 p.m., 59: 8 p.m., 5.5L 10 p.m., 46. Maximum, 70; mini mum, ib. ' Relative Humidity. Eight a.m., 66; 2 p.m., 36; 8 p.m., 55. Rainfall (8 p.m. to 8 p.m.), T. Hours of sunshine, 10.W. Per cent of possible sunshine. 82. Temperature same date last year?Maximum. 6U; minimum, 42. Temperatures in Other Cities. RainMax. Min. SA.rn. fall. AsbeviUc, X. C 56 ?2 0.06 Atlanta. Qa 66 62 62 1-nw Atlantic City. X. J.... 36 '6 j-6 Bismarck. X. 5*2 22 JO Boston, Mass 48 S.S AH .... Buff ale, X. V TO 46 TO ... Chicago, ill 56 40 * ?.*2 Cincinnati. Ohio T4 58 60 O.Ot Cheyenne. Wyo 52 kl no Davenport. Iowa 40 .54 34 0.38 Denver. Col 64 -6 6- .... Des Moines, low a .... 546 512 34 Galveston. Tex 6S 60 66 .... Helena. Mont 66 4? 64 .... Indianapolis, Ind 68 4_ 4_ 0.60 Jacksonville. Fla 66 TO ?h .... Kansas City. Mo 44 36 44 .... I.lttle Rock. Ark 3H fto o4 O.10 I/>s Angeles, Cal 6k ? 54 x .ja Marquette, Mich o4 46 46 0.22 Memphis, Tenn ?- ?4 54 o'7S New Orleans. la <4 6k 6- O.18 New York. N. Y. 5b 48 48 North I'latto. Neb 52 2S 46 .... Omaha. Neb 36 30 30 0.01 Pittsburg. Pa ?4 3? TO Portland. Me 48 36 88 Portland. Ore ?6 48 08 .... Salt Dakc City, Utah.. 6? 34 60 . .. St. Donis. Mo 4b 4? 4- . 8 St. Paul. Minn. ? -6 -? 0.02 San Francisco, Cal. 2k XJ A VX Springfield, 111 4t? 38 35 ? Tacoma, ^ash ^ ?a Toledo. Ohio 66 56 TO .. Vlcksburg, Miss 62 58 58 0.08 TO BE OBSERVED BT G. A. R. Celebration of Eighty-Eighth Anniversary of Gen. Grant's Birth. Senator William E. Borah of Idaho will be the principal speaker at the celebration of the eighty-eighth anniversary of the birth of (Sen. U. . Grant to be held in the Metropolitan M. E. Church, C street and John Marshall place, the evening of April 2T, under the auspices of the Department of the Potomac, G. A. R. This announcement was made at a meeting of the committee on arrangements held last night at Grand Armory headquarters, 1412 Pennsylvania avenue, by Sol. Thomas S. Hopkins, chairman of the subcommittee on speakers aiyi invitations. Col. Hopkins also reported that Gen. Nelson A. MHee had been invited to be one of the speakers. He said President Taft had been invited to be present, tout had declined because of a press or official business. although he said he would like verymuch to attend the celebration.. The meeting was called to order by Col. Arthur Hendricks, past department commander.' who Is chairman of the committee In charge of the event. Capt. E. K. De Pug of the Sons of Veterans Is secretary. Department Commander Henry A. Johnson of the Grand Army was pros The Young N wKAW 431-433 SEV WEtWENOOTh Here's a Star n's Spr Worth Up hall begin tomorrow m( h as has never been held i special deal with one lits at a figure that pern lar. They are suits th ley were made to sell. yet them. Style, fit, < all details that go to m; ound in these. The ring patterns and colorii t Has the Perfect Sho Just a Pointer / But may be worth $ 100.00 a word to YOU. I Wednesday, | I the 20th! I I Will There Ever Be I I Another Like It? I I Why it will be I I different from any I I other before, pages I H in and II of H I Tuesday's Star I H will tell you. ent and took an active part in the proceedings. Oapt. Jack Maynard. chairman of the : subcommittee on reception, announced' that the celebration would be an open meeting without admission tickets, and : that the ladies would be especially wei- : corned. "The first comers will get the ! beat seats." he said. There will be reaer- : vat lone for the department commanders of the Spanish War Veterans, Army and Navy Union, president of the "Woman's . Relief Corps, and other patriotic societies . with their staffs. . Other chairmen of subcommittees who , reported progress were Dr. Thomas Calver, music; Col. J. Tyler Powell, decorations, and J. Walter Mitchell, press. Dr. H. A. Johnson, department commander, will open the celebration with an address ef welcome and will then call i * ten's Store. MAN?S(J ^enthSt. ER STORES. tling Event. ing Su to S2S.UU, J75 )rning a sale of Men' in, this city so early in of our makers we $ lits us naming a price at have no superior at Men will welcome 1 cleverness of cut, per ike up a first-class ta: fabrics are all new a igs. A point to keep ulder and Close Fitti Only $300 Cash? Cor. 5th & E / 1 x i':? ' ?>>:?.|gy > JHMM Price, 4 DON'T FORGET?( o'clock evenings. Why i H. R. HOWE 1314 F 11 Windowphanie. ;: Makes statned class out of plain gfc&ss. \\ 25c a Yard. 1: 18ft inttm wide. Get sample, t: The kind of WINDOW 8HADBB ! that satisfy. k> ? t i??iHii?i??niHini?nnii?m?iwmfff 'or the preeentatton of the colore. As he oolar-bearer advances to the tore the land will play "The Star Spangled Banter." Lightning Kills Raoe Horses. LOW8VILA.K, Ky.. April 1A?During a (ever storm today lightning struck two in its, I s Suits at E the season. H jot several R ! so much R the prices R the oppor- R fection of R ilored suit R nd in the R > in mind R Inn Pnlhr R Balance Like Rent. 1 iye Sts. N.E. rVi >' ^3,750. I Dpen and lighted until 9 lot walk out after dinner? N8TEIN CO, St N.W. . ? I ?n:?iniiim?MiHiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiimiiiiiuib Established 1887. | Spring | Gleaning TIME IS HERE AND j WHEN YOU renovate the I rooms the WALL PAPERS j and woodwork need renew- | ing and refiniahing. Let us ? i < r. _ aI_* # r __ Tt iook aiier tms lor you. opting g styles are all in and are the | largest and finest ever. Our i 45 years' experience is worth something" to you. Let us estimate. Special papers for the summer home and cottage i from ioc a roll tip. John S. P. Qrecn, ill 417 9tb St. N.W. ? i mmmmmmmmrnrnrnrn 0 bars* at the Cttmdtfl) Dotm reoe oounee, instantly IdlUnr Chcfyi J. ImTi twovmt-aM Donier and the fear-year-eld Soli tie and KOrbttl. a Wwo-year-oM. the property of Frank IhipMi. if you want wock read the want eetunsi of The Star.