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Was sick Eight Years with Female Trouble and Finally Cured by Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. “ Dear Mbs. Pikkham s — I have never in my life giyen a testimonial before, but you have done so much for me th%t I feel called upon to give you this unsolicited acknowledgement of *w\fi WV - MHS. JENNIE K. O’DONNEJ.L, President of Oakland Woman's Hiding Clob. the wonderful curative value of Lvdift E. Pinklmm's Vegetable Com pound. For eight years 1 had female trouble, falling of the womb and other complications. During that time I was moro or less of an invalid and not much good for anything, until one day 1 found a book in my hall telling of the cures yon could perform. I became interested; 1 bought a bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com pound and was helped; I continued its use and in seven roonthB was cured, and since that time I have had perfect health. Thanks, dear Mrs. Pinkham agaiD. for the health I now enjoy." — M ns Jennie O’Donnei.i., 9T8 East 31st Kt., Chicago, 111. — *6000 forfeit If above testimonial It not genuine. Women suffering from any form of female ills can be cured by Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegeta ble Compound. That’s sure. Mrs. Pinkham advises sick wo men free. Addrers, Lynn, Mass. TO TRY CERTAIN CLAIMS. Bill Introduced to Confer Jurisdiction On Court of Claims. _ Washington. May 20.—(8peclal.)—Sena- ■ tor Pritchard of North Carolina has in troduced a bill conferring Jurisdiction on the court of claims to try certain claims for 'compensation for carrying the malls The following among other corporations are granted authority to take their cases to the court: Alabama, Florida and Ten nessee Railroad Company, Mobile and Girard Railroad Company. Representative Taylor of Alabama who has been spending several weeks in his district has returned to Washington. SERGE GOATS! The man who wants the proper article in a serge coat should come here. We have them in all grades and prices. At I. 50 2.50 3.00 3.50 4.00 5.00 & 6.00 COATS & VESTS $5.00 $6.00 & $7.50 - i Friedman’s Trousers. We sell perfect fitting pan taloons. Those who have tried them know they are the best. We make quantity, quality and price do the work. Our pants business has dou bled this year. Get into om. Prices— $1.50 to $7.00 A PAIR. J, Friedman & Co, One-Prioe Cash Clothiers. Hatters and Furnishers. 1908 First Avenue. DECATURS FILLED WITH CLUB WOMEN Eighth Annual Convention of the Federation Begins MRS. WYKER’S ADDRESS Local Minister Objects to Christening of Boat With Champagne, and Says Women Shoultt Refuse to Perform Ceremony. Decatur. May 20.—(Special.)—Th« eighth annual contention of the Alabama Fede ration of Women'■ Clubs met here to night In the Central Bnptiat church after a lAoetJng of the committee on creden tial®. About 100 club women from all parts of the state are present. Mrs. H. B. Scott delivered the address of welcome and was responded to by Mrs. Henry Milner of Birmingham. MIbb Chandler of Birmingham sang a solo. The address of the president, Mrs. John D. Wyker, was the leading feature. Prof. Clarence Klenk of Huntsville rendered two violin solos. E. H. Allison sang and Miss Jett, an Impersonator from Texas, recited. Mrs. Milton Humes of Huntsville gave an extensive report on reform work, which showed wonders had been accom plished for street waifs of Alabama by women's clubs. The Rev. W. Y. Qutsenberry gave some of the club women a mild rebuke today on the question of christening the new steamer America tomorrow with cham pagne. He said If the owners of the boat refused to have it christened with water the ladies should refuse to christen it, as all the saloon men of the city were bragging over the fact that the presi dent of the Federation would christen the boat with champagne, and that it is the talk of the town. Mrs. Wyker's address follows: Mrs. Wyker's Address. "This being the first time that club women have appeared In public in the Decaturs, and as the arrival of our an niversary Inclines us to look backward, we w'll Indulge the Inclination tonight and take a retrospective glance at our history as a federation. I was surprised to learn recently, in conversation with a friend of the legal fraternity, that the Progressive Culture Club was regarded by him as a band of Women's Rights women, so I would like to tell the gen tlemen who have honored us with their presence tonight something about the club women of our state. "The term ‘club woman’ Is subject to wide difference in interpretation and defi nition. To many, as in the case of, my friend, It means the woman with mascu line tendencies, such as staying out nights, wanting to vote, to go to war, and emancipate herself from doing what she has been brought up to do, and elect herself to doing all those things she has a mind to do. Others define her as a rest less woman who cannot be contented with minding her own business but must needs gossip over the business of others with like minded women. Far from hav ing masculine tendencies, the club wom an is the most intensely feminine crea ture possible; she never clubs at night, and Is against war even for men. To the charge that she has a tendency to do what she has a mind to do—she must plead guilty. "Education, art, music, literature, do mestic science and charities form the list of the dreadful things the Alabama club women have a mind to study. If you were to go with me tonight to an in stitution a few miles from Birmingham and ask the waifs, some of whose fathers and mothers are serving their time in the penitentiary, or the boys sentenced last year to the coal mines from our county but through the efforts of club women paroled by our kind Governor to be placed in this Institution, or that other boy taken by our probate judge and commissioner’s court from the Mor gan county infirmary to this school, what kind of a woman a club woman Is, I think a chorus of sixty boyish voices would tell you, “She is an angel of light.” Bpt If you were to ask the same question of some of our prominent cler gymen of our state, I am afraid the an swer would lead you to believe that the boys are color blind. "When our Federation was first formed for two years the work was of a literary character only, but from reading books ourselves grew the desire to give them to others, and a library of 600 volumes was placed in the Girls’ Industrial School, traveling libraries sent Into the country districts and local ones established in various towns of the state, our own Co taco library of the Decaturs being one of them. “Several scholarships In the Girls’ In dustrial School and in the Julia Tutwiler annex to the State University have been kept up by different clubs. “The problems which confront us are very different from those which our sisters east and west must deal with. Insufficient money for puolic schools and kindergartens make such questions as compulsory education, schools of manual training or domestic science, drawing and music in public schools, outside con sideration while we hang our heads when we hear of the number of white men who continue to make their mark when they register as voters. “Our new committee on legislation has done nothing this year, but it will be heard from next year when the child la bor bill comes up. In the meantime, you will remember that it was reported last year that 1200 children under the age of ten are at work in the cotton factories of our state, thus by a strange coincidence giving each club member a word. “A physician told the chairman of this committee that he had cut off 100 little lingers maimed in these factories in one town. We know that these questions are difficult of solution; with the mother in the factory, which is better for the child, labor by her side, bent double for ten hours in the day, or freedom to run wild In the devil’s work shop—the street. “A club woman from a neighboring state wrote me last year that "The club woman had served her day.’’ I am not a believer in the doctrine "the hand that rockB the cradle, is, the ..and that rules the world.” but I do believe that the home-maker and home-keepers have their share of responsibilities in moulding public sentiment, and while the state ap propriation for the reformatory is insuffi cient to open Its doors to every demand, and while our state of whose advantages the politicians remind us, when .they boast of their love for her broad rivers. Her mountains with their untold stores of mineral wealth, her valleys and her plnins. while our fair stale has no state asylum to shelter little girls taken from the streets or from homos worse than the streets. I think the Alabama club woman has not "served her day." PRATT CITY. Great Council of Red Men Begini An nual Convention. Pratt City, May 20.—(Special.)—The Great Council of Bahama, Improved Order of Red Men, convened in this cRy today; The warriors paraded down Fourth street to blrst avenue, thence to third street to the city hall, where Mr. C. D. Comstock made the address of welcome, which was responded to by Mr. Tom Watson, chief of the Great Council, after which they repaired to the wigwam of Black Creek Tribe, No. 30, Some business was transacted, but the election of officers was deferred until tomorrow, Quite a number of Red Men are In the city and others are expected to arrive tomorrow. The drug store of Lovelady & Ham rick was the scene of quite a disaster late this afternoon. The store Is be Ing rolled across Browm's lane, so that a new brick can be erected on the site where It stood, and just as It was about In position for stationary sup ports to be placed under It some of the props gave way, toppling the building over to the side, crashing all the medi cine bottles and show cases on one side. Had It not been for tho brick building on tho other side, which caught It, It would have turned over and more than likely the persons within would have been killed out right or seriously injured. Tho p r fons In I he building at the time were: Dr. R. II. Hamrick, Mr. Frod Dailey and Mbs. Celie Hickson. Mrs. Hick son was bruised somewhat and Dr. Hamrick received a painful cut on the hand. The loss Is roughly estimat' d at $1000. Tho entertainment to be given at. the city hall tomorrow evening under the auspices of the Pratt. City Wom an’s Club ha* been well advertised, and the laules are expecting a good crowd, as a large number of tickets have been sold. Miss Nettle Abernathv Is the guest of her brother. Mr. Tom Abernathy, In East Highlands. ANNISTON. Delegates Elected to Attend Meeting of Episcopalians In Birmingham. Anniston, May 20.—(Special)—The Epis copal churches have named delegates to the Diocesan convention in Birmingham as follows: St. Michael's and All Angels’—Rev. J. H. Blacklock. John H. Nabb, A. E. Nnbb, W. Y. Tltcomb. Alexander King and O. H. Parker. Grace Church—A. H. Sheppard, A. P. Agee, G. B. Randolph and R. H. Cobbs, Jr. Circuit Clerk I. E. Watson on yesterday filed suit against the president of the board of county commissioners and the sheriff for forcible entry and unlawful detainer. The notices were served by Coroner Franks. The cases are set for trial before Justice of the Peace A. F. McGhee on next Wednesday, May 21. At a recent meeting of the Calhoun Rifles at Oxford about fifty members were in attendance at the meeting and Captain Smith announced the appoint ment of non-commissioned officers as fol lows: First Sergeant—Henry Bullard. Sergeants—Edmondson, Mattison, Ader holdt and Wallie Bullard. Quartermaster Sergeant—Mims. Assistant Quartermaster Sergeant — Moore. Corporals—Frank Roberts, Joe Thoma son, Charlie Howell, Warnock, Ben Hig ginbotham and Pierce. Lace Corporals—Walter Waters and Shaddox. Musicians—Gowan, Roberts and Jar ret. The first baseball game of the season here will be played on the 6th of next month, when Selma comes to open the season here with a series of three games. Manager Williams and Captain Steele of the Anniston Baseball Club have se cured a superi^ team. The players have been ordered to report here for duty on the first. The park that Is being built will probably be finished before the end of this week. Mr. L. L. Scarborough, vice president of the McElreath Drug Company, who has been sick for several weeks, is now seriously 111. and his recovery is almost despaired of by his many friends. PHENIX School Board Meets and Elects Teach ers for Next Session. Phenlx, May 20.—(Special.)—The Phenlx school board rrvt tonight for the annual election cf school teachers. When the time for casting the ballots was reached two of the members picked up their hats and left, with the result that the board lacked one member of having the quo rum requisite to transact business. The remaining members were Indignant, hav ing their hearts set on electing teachers at that meeting and sallied out to try to make up the quorum. They marched in a body to the home of W. J. Ledbetter, an absentee. He had just arrived on the train, and accompan ied his associates back to the council chamber, where the quorum being re stored, the election proceeded. Prof. W. H. Jones of I^eeds, Ala., was elected principal of the school, succeeding the present principal. A1 the other teachers were re-elected. Offences against the !»TV3 of health are pun ish til rigorously and inevitably by nature. A luau may break civil laws and es cape punishment. But the man who transgresses na ture’s law of health cannot escape the penalty. Many a man is to-day a prisoner for life, and for a very brief life, because of his outrage ot the laws upon which health is conditioned. He sits idly in his chair torn by coughing spells and gasping for breath. The MPKf handkerchief wmcu wipes ms ups SPM shows a red stain. He is slowly wasting away. ffijS Weak lungs, olistiuate coughs, •BWB -pining of blood, weakness and jJigS emaciation are cured by the use f3Sj of Dr. Pierce’* Golden Medical fflg Discovery. Thousands who have SttFheen cured by this medicine attest W the fact. » Sick people are invited to consult f T»r. Pierce by letter, /ret. All corres ' nondeuce is held as strictly private and sacredly confidential. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. Accent no substitute for ’Golden Medical Discovery. The sole motive for substitution is to enable the dealer to make the little more profit paid or. the sale of less meritorious medicine*. •’Three yvmn ago f hsH ’he grip,” write* Mr* Tllilc Linney. 01 Gravel Switch. atnnon Co., Kentucky. Mt nettled on my lung*, and the doctor «nM I had consumption. I took ala bot of * Gulden Medical Discovery,' and am ihanklbl to say 1 am entirely well. You »r print thin letter if voi: ace nt to do so." Dr. Pierce'• Pleasant Pellet* keep the bowel* in healthy activity. MADE PASSENGERS DRINK HIS WHISKY A MAN TAKEN OFF TRAIN AT SCOTTSBORO, CHARGED WITH SHOOTING PISTOL ON CAR AND FORCING MEN TO DRINK. Scot tabor o, May fOi—(Special.)—John Vaughn, a white man was arrested and taken off a Southern Railway train at this place last Saturday afternoon by Sheriff D. O. Austin. Vaughn It Is charg ed would walk up and down the aisle of the car with a Jug of whiskey In one hand and a big pistol In the other and pointing hla pistol at a pnssenger make him take a drink according to the of ficers. He would then fire hla platol off and scare the passengers nearly in death. Vaughn aays he 1b film Meigs County, Tenn. lie Is now In jail here on two charges, one for carrying a con cealed pistol and one for shooting his pistol off In a train. Alfred Steele, a white man who was wanted by the Dade County, Go.. au thorities, was arrested by Sheriff Austin at this place Saturday evening und taken to Chattanooga the same evening and turned over to the Sheriff of Dade Coun ty, Ga. He was wanted on a charge of assault to murder. He agreed to go with out requisition. Prof. McNeil, of New Market who re cently Joined the district conference has been sent by the presidng elder, to the Stevenson Mission in this county for the remainder of the conference year. BESSEMER. Community Shocked Over the Death of Mrs. E. E. Vining. Bessemer, May 20.— (Special.)—The community was greatly shocked this afternoon to learn of the death of Mrs. Harriet Harden Vining, wife of Mr. E. E. Vining, which occurred shortly before 2 o'clock. Mrs. Vining had been ill several weeks, and a few days ago her condition became so se rious that a consultation of physicians was necessary. She rallied, however, and strong hopes were entertained for her recovery, when today she had a sudden collapse, dying in a few mo ments. She was unconscious when she died, the end coming peacefully and painlessly. Her death is a peculiarly sad one. Mrs. Vining was an unusually bright woman, and besides her immediate family leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. She Is survived by her husband, a little daughter, Iris Ethel; her mother, MVs. Sullivan, and a sister residing in Georgia. The en tire community mourns with them in their loss. The funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock at the family residence, the Rev. J. C. Hor ton of Trinity Church officiating. The interment will be at Cedar Hill. TALLADEGA Talladega, May 20.—(Special.)—Hepslbah church, a lovely country place of worship nine miles from here, has a unique annual custom of decorating the graves of those who sleep In Its quiet churchyard. Yes terday over 1000 people congregated there. D*nner was served on the grounds, and Hon. G. K. Miller, Judge of the City Court, addressed the people. There are probably 1500 graves there. Dr. B. B. Simms, chairman of the city sanitary committee, Is using kerosene oil to exterminate mosquitoes. As yet these pests have not put in an appearance. The city has used ten barrels of oil, more or less. In the pools and wet places. John Hobbs was painfully injured and had two mules killed by being caught between two sections of a freight train today two miles from the city on the j Southern Railroad. The delegates to the Episcopal conven tion at Birmingham from this place are j Messrs. R. G. Nickels, J. K. Dixon, A. M. Garber, J. S. Graves and the Rev. Mr. Hunter, Mr. R. L. Ivey has succeeded In float ing bonds for $300,000 on his gold and , graphite mines south of the city. The light and water commission wants ■ to borrow $10,000 with which to install an electric light plant. The report of the chief of police shows that for the year just ended the number of arrests was 405. Forty-five of these were acquitted. The amount of fines col lected In cash was $2065. ~GADSDEN. Furnace Will Be Enlarged and Re paired at an Early Date. Gadsden, May 20.—(Special.)—The Gads den furnace of the Alabama Consolidated Coal and Iron Company will he enlarged and repaired. It has been decided to In crease the capacity of the plant from 165 to 200 tons of pig Iron dally. The ex pert machinist and engineer of the com pany have been here for several weeks making estimates and drawings for the work of enlarging the furnace. They have also opened another large ore mine which is named Etowah No. 2, and mine about 200 tons of iron ore daily, which is of a very fine quality. The registering of the voters of Eto wah county was compu ted Saturday, and the number registered was about what the voting strength of the county has been in the past. In the thirty county beats outside of Gadsden there were reg istered 3054. In Gadsden beat there were 606, making a total of 3660 for the county. The jury in the case of Nancy Green vs. the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company for killing her small child Cora near the car works about three years ago returned a verdict in the Circuit Court today of $900 for the plaintiff. The Age-Herald will give to all new subscribers on rural routes, a rural mail box, free of charge, with a year’s subscription. For particulars, address The Age Herald or see carrier. Don’t forget Schillinger Lager Beer for picnics. For quick and good repairs on any kind of machinery, phone 210. John D. Lykes. TO CINCINNATI. Queen & Cresoent Route (A. G. S.) solid trains, vesti buled, with elegant service. All meals a la carte. Finest track and equipment in the South. A. B. Freeman, T- P. A., Birmingham. YOUNG WHITE MAN STABBED TO DEATH HIS SLAYER IS SAID TO HAVE CHARGED BREWER WITH HAV ING MISREPRESENTED HIM TO YOUNG LADY. Florence, May 20.—(Special)—News has reached here of the kilting of Mr. Brewer, a young man of about 18 years of age. five miles northeast of Iron City, Tenn.. Sunday morning about 11 o’clock. Brew er and a young man named Caterton were at a church gathering and Caterton ac cused Brewer of misrepresenting him to a young lady. The two young men fought and Brewer was stabbed with a knife and killed. Caterton fled and has not yet been found. The country about Iron City Is rough any very mountainous and it 1h likely that some time will be required to capture him. He fled In this direction and Sheriff O. B. Hill of this county has received a description of the man, who Is about £2 years of age. though he looks to be about 18, weighs 115 or 120 pounds. Is five feet six or seven Inches In height, and has a light complexion, light sandy hair, blue eyes and a smooth shaven face. This is the second killing In that part of Tennessee In a week and In each case a young lady was Indirectly con nected. The completion of the new Union Grove church by the Baptists of the northern part of the county, recalls the warm con troversy which led to Its erocflon. The Baptist and Christian denominations had been worshiping In Old North Carolina church, which has been famous for hulf a century for Its great religious assem blies. Some months ago the title to the property w'as disputed and the master was entered' for a law suit In the chancery court. The value of the property in volved was very small, but many great meetings had been held there and much sentiment clustered about the church’s history. But the matter was finally set tled out of court through the mediation of lion. John T. Ashcraft of this city, and the Baptists built a new church. It is now completed and will soon be dedi cated. TUSCALOOSA. 375 Insane Negro Patients to Be Sent to Mt. Vernon. Tuscaloosa, May 20.—(Special)—On Thursday morning about 875 Insane negro patients will be sent to Mt. Vernon to the new annex of the Alabama Insane Hospital, which has recently been set apart for the negroes. They will be han dled over the Alabama Great Southern railroad on a special train, consisting of nine coaches. A few of the negro patients who are experienced hands In the steam laundry, will be kept here to work In the hospital laundry. Dr. Searcy has recently visited Mt. Vernon and expresses himself as being much pleased. It is under the management of Dr. George A. Searcy, Jr., son of Dr. James T. Searcy, superin tendent of the hospital here. As soon as the negroes are removed from here, the vacancies will be rapidly filled. With the negroes already at Mt. Vernon they will number about five hundred. Among the many new enterprises in Tuscaloosa is a large stone quarry that Is being opened up by Jones and Sunshine. The stone is of a very superior quality, being the same that was used for the construction of the government locks on the Warrior river. The new firm ha* just received an order for sixteen car loads to be shipped to Mobile. It is probable that the stone will be shipped by water. “Pygmalion and Galatea,,r which was given at the academy of music last even ing by the elocution students of the Tus caloosa Female College was one of the most delightful arrangements that has ever been given here by an amateur cast. Those who participated In the perform ance were: Misses Alma Gluck, Mamie Ellis, Rosa Sewell. Eileen Eampkln, Francse Myer, Messrs. Tom Garner, Ar thur Stewart, Robert Nabors and T. K. Brindley. Col. and Mrs. F. M. Jackson and family of Birmingham are In the city attending tfte commencement of the Tuscaloosa Fe male College, where Miss Miriam Jackson Is a member of the senior class. SELMA, People Are Wrought Up Over a Num ber of Shootings Recently. Selma, May 20.—(Special)—Two more shooting scrapes occurred In this vicinity last night and officers and citizens are much wrought tip and declare that law lessness must stop. One of the affairs happened over Valley Creek near the Estelle Cotton Mill, the community In which lived the three young white men who are In Jail for killing the negro Bill Dock on Saturday night. Last night there was a senseless rumor afloat that the negroes Intended revenging themselves on the Inhabitants of Pair land for the killing of the negro Saturday flight. The rumor frightened the women and children and a self constituted patrol was organized and maintained during the night. WAS NOT WHITECAPPER. J. E. Lee of Leesdale, a Respected Citizen, Acquitted of Charge. Decatur, May 20.—(Special.)—J. E. Dee, of Leesdale. was tried here In the Coun- j ty Court today on the charge of being j a member of a gang who whltecapped Dirk Schauyfelt recently. Schauyfelt was accused of running a house of ill repute and received several anonymous letters to ship his crowd or vacate. Upon failure to do so he was visited by a gang of whltecappers who first riddled his house with lead and rocks and then gave Schauyfelt a sound flogging and told him to leave. Schauyfelt and the women swore they recognized J. E. Lee. Sam Hallbrooks, A. J. Atchley, Walter Lott, J. A. Mit chell and Jack Engle as members of the mob and these men were arrcBted. The evidence given on the trial by Schauyfelt and the women against Lee. was Impeached and the state’s attorney, Judge Jno. C. Eyster. nolle prossed the case against Mr. Lee and the other men arrested. Mr. Lee Is one of the leading as well as one of the oldest citizens of Leesdale. Postmasters Appointed. Washington, May 20.—(Special.)—L. A. Clark has been appointed a postmaster at Gallion, Hale County. R. W. Collins, Jr. resigned. Best and quickest route to Charleston, C. — $9.75 round trip via Central of Georgia Railway. Tickets on sale Wednesday May 21st, 1902. Limit ten days; indi vidual tickets. 3 r it fa so old and smooth and pure and good that phy sicians prescribe It for women, who at times need a gentle stimulant or tonic. If your dealer doesn’t handle It we will forward In a plain package full quart bottle for $1.50, all chargee prepaid* [ CHA3. M. PFEIFER 6 CO.. 47 Main St., Cincinnati,Q. J STOWERS FURNITURE CO. 1816-1818 SECOND AVENUE. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Bed Room Suits $12.98 Just like cut, 3 piece Bed Room Suit, solid oak, French plate mir ror, only $12.98 CASH OR CREDIT. BASE BALL! By inning at the popular Florence bar and billiard hall Demand Ozonate White Rock Water. For the Best drink Lemp’s Falstaff. BIRMINGHAM DAY CHARLESTON I EXPOSITION... I 22ND OF MAY Southern Railway will sell individual ticket Wednes. May 21st, at the low rate of $9.75 for the round trip limited ten days. Party rate, one hundred or more, on one ticket at rate of $7.15. Call at passenger office and make sleeper reservation. White Lily Flour The highest standard at perfection and purity ever attained by any mill. John Lewis Gl Co 2121 Morris Avenue, WHOLESALE AGENTS. Any retail grocer In the city can furnish you. WE DO IT RIGHT EMPIRE LAUNDRY. BIRMINGHAM BOILER WORKS MANUFACTURERS AND BUILDEHS UP FURNACES, STAND PIPES, CHIMNEYS, TANKS ' And Boilers 01 ail sinda, built by the Latest Improved Hydraulic ant Fueumatlc Machinery. Repair War- a specialty. TELEPHONE 11M. WORKS AND OFFICE: 24th St.. Are. . and Bowen Ave.. South Side. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. **DIRT DEFIES THE KING.” THEN SAPOLIO IS GREATER THAN ROYALTY ITSELF.