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HURRICANE IN TEXAS. Chicago relief train started foi Texas with 90,000 pounds of supplies. The war department ordered a special train from 3t. Louis to earr> supplier The Galveston disaster causes un precedented activity -in the cotton markets. Helen Gould sent 50,000 armj rations. The Texas storm reached Newfound land, doing some damage. French government sent a message of condolence to Washington for the Texas disaster. Martial law was declared at Galves ton owing to the rifling of dead bodies and robbery of stores. Galveston capitallstis plan to rebuild the city on present site, declaring it will rise to former greatness. Destruction was caused up and down the gulf coast, a hundred miles either way from Galveston by the hurricane. The official report on the storm shows the wind velocity 120 miles an hour and the tidal wave four feet high. One report places the loss of 111? in Galveston and vicinity at 7,000 *o 10,000 with a property loss of 125,000,- 000. Chicago will send a relief train to Galveston. The Rock Island road ottered to transport provisions and furnishings free. A systematic effort is being made to clear the wreckage at Galveston and the situation will be greatly improved within a few days. Eustace Taylor, a cotton merchant, said that Galveston would have a tem porary wharf within thirty days and shipping would be resumed. Chicago subscription to the Galves ton fund amounted to $20,000, the clearing-house, with a gift of SIO,OOO, equaling the record in this country. The attempts at identification were abandoned. Fifty men were shot for robbing the dead bodies. The quarter master advises the government that the city is ruined and cannot be re built. Merchants claim the' contrary. The first assistance received by Galveston came in the shape of two small boats filled with provisions, which were issued at once. They dio little toward relieving the hungered, who have subsisted on water-soskeq food since Saturday night. Attempts to count the dead at Gal veston were adandoned. Over 500 bodies were burned. People settle down to bring about the order. Those who cannot work are being sent from the city. The total relief cash sub scriptions to date are $347,835. The death list at Galveston is swelled to 8,000. There is great distress among the survivors, and there Is need for food, furnishings, and clothing. Fear of pestilence exists. Bodies are being burled in sea and burned. The smaller outside towns wiped out number seventy-five. The need of relief at Galveston is urgent. All undamaged provisions are exhausted, physicians are worn out and their medical stores expended. Hun dreds of dead bodies lie in the streets and on the beach unburled and threaten the health of the survivors. Disinfectants are as necessary as food, medical attendance and shelter. CHINESE WAR. The kaiser forbade returned soldiers to talk about what they saw In China. Li Huug Chang declared the lives and property of Americans safe for tho future. U Hung Chang will start from Shanghai for Tientsin to negotiate for pence. Four thousand allied troops marched from Tien-Tsin to clear the country ot marauding boxers. It is reported that several hundred Chinese and Corean converts have been massacred on the Corean border. Prince Chlng returned to Pekin at the request of the emperor to conduct the negotiations looking to peace. Boxers and big knives joined forces and defeated the Chinese Imperial troops north of Klang-Su province. An advance on Pno-Tlng-Ku by 4,ouj> allied troops has begun. All the powers but Germany are represented. Prince Chlug told Minister Conger he cound not negotiate without Li Hung Chang. The latter was urged to hasteu to Pekin. Five million taels in the Kusso China bank at Pekin were confiscated by Russia to insure payment of its in demnity. Prlnco Chlng tells the Pekin minis ter that he cannot begiu peace negotiations without the aid of Li Hung Chang. It has become definitely known In London that the British government opposes the withdrawal of the troops from Pekin. LI Hung Chang reiterates that hi will furnish protection to Americans In China and will do all in his power to bring peace. The assassin of Baron Von Ketteler has been arrested. He says the Chinese government ordered the as sassination. Russians killed 200 boxers as a punishment for an attack on Russian workmeu employed on railroad con struction near Pekin. Japan has given informal warning at Washington that In case of the parti tion of China she will take Amoy and the province of Fuhklen. The situation at Amoy. China, hav ing apparently cleared up considerably, tho navy department yesterday in structeil Admiral Remey to dispose as he deems best of the gunboat Castine, which was sent to that port some days ago when the Japanese landed marines. Italy Is said to have instituted peace negotiations and has addressed a note td the powers. The integrity of the empire is insisted upon A dispatch from Amoy to Berlin say? that both the Japanese and English marines were withdrawn yesterday and that everything there is quiet. H. T. Bossman, a Chinese reformet, reached Honolulu bound for San Fran cisco. He said he was going to rais. recruits for a reform army for China. Suspicion is growing that the kaise. and czar have a common purpose E China. Francd, Japan, and the Unite ~ States are ready to withdraw troop: from the capital. The studiously moderate tone of Em peror William’s speech at Stettin it much remarked at London. There was nothing of the mailed fist or of revenge in his utterances. It is reported that Russia's ulti matum to Li Hung Chang has been de dared unreasonable by the Chinese diplomat and that he has deferred hit Journey to Pekin in consequence. Consul General Goodnow finds thai ninety-threo Americans and British missionaries were murdered in China and one hundred and seventy are miss ing and probably met the same fate. A Tientsin correspondent says: "The Germans paired with the Americans in the march through the forbiduen city. The British naval brigade and the marines of the legation guards left Pekin. Dispatches to the Berlin Cologne Ga- I zette announce that all classes of the Chinese population believe that the Chinese have been victorious over the allied troops. Striking illustrations ot this are given. An undated dispatch from Shanghai to Berlin, announces the arrival there from Pekin of Dr. Von Kosthorn, Austro-Hungarian charge d’affaires in China, and Dr. F. M. Knobel, minister of the Netherlands. A Pekin correspondent says Mr. Con ger has written a letter asserting that without the aid of the American mis sionaries the defense of the legations would have been Impossible. Accord ing to this correspondent the Unitea States minister has received congratu latory telegrams from President Mc- Kinley and others. Nothing came to the state depart ment from Consul John Goodnow, at Shanghai, confirmatory of the press report that U Hung Chang has asked for an American escort to Pekin. In the absence of a notification of such a request the officials prefer not to make any statement in regard to tlieir re ception of such a request. The war department has been in formed that the transport Warren ar rived nt Nagasaki and that the trans port Aztec arrived at Kobe, Japan. The Warren has aboard two battalions of tne ninth cavalry and the Aztec the hO'Seg of the third cavalry. In ac cordance with the decision of the war department not to send any more troops to China both transports have been ordered to proceed to Manila. OUR ISLANDS. The export duty on low grade of tobacco shipped from Cuba may be removed. A monument to General Henry IV. Lawton was unveiled at Fort Wayne, Ind. Governor Mount and W. J. Bryan spoke. A mutiny among native convicts in the liilibid is mentioned iu papers just received from that city. Four of the muttnees were killed and 15 wounded. Army officers are figuring on the use of native troops after the volunteers quit the islands next June. The services rendered by the Macabees and other tribes demonsarato that the Filipino can be made a good soldier. IN SOUTH AFRICA. Lord Roberts reports a fight between boers and Canadians guarding a rail way, but does not give the result. The flight of Kruger to lamrenzo Marquez is regarded in London as an early end of the war. Kruger obtained six months’ leave, Shalkburger is act ing in his place. He has gone to Europe. DOMESTIC. Chicago September wheat. 73lje. Diphtheria is epidemic In South Bend lnd. Tho republicans carried Maine by over 33,000 majority. A maniac at Fort Scott, Kan., mur dered his grandmother. The condition of spring and winter wheat Sept. 1 was 69.6. Duluth, Minn, has 52,969 inhabitants, a gain of 59.95 per cent, over 1890. Crowds greeted McKinley on his trip from Somerset. Pa., to Canton. O. The four breweries at La Crosse, combined with capital of $1,200,000. Scarcity of cows may send the price of milk in New York to eight cents. The Union Veteran legion's national encampment opened at Fort Wayne, Ind. The father of Emma Abbott has be come insane over the money she left him. In Kentucky a bulldog bit a baby’s head off and the child’s mother went Insane. Gov. Roosevelt made two speeches at l<a Crosse and proceeded to the Da kotas. Gross increase in earnings of $6,435.- 976 is shown in the New York Central's annual report. 'Thirteen Chicago national banks gained $9,734,090 in deposits from June 29 to Sept. 5. A monument to Stephen C. Foster, the famous song writer, was u:.veiled at Ifittsburg, Pa. Fire at Narragansett Pier destroyed the Casion and Hotel Rockingham. Loss. $300,000. The New Hampshire republican state convention nominates Chester B. Jordan for governor. Ruysdael's famous painting, Silenus Somnolens, was stolen en route from Naples to New York. Woolley and a party of prohibition speakers will start on a special trair for a tour of northwest. General Joseph Wheeler was placed on the retired list, naving reached the age of 64, the service limit. A Louisville girl, missing for six months, has been earning her living as a stable boy and horse jockey. Anna Doag, of Millerton, N. Y., pre fers poverty to a legacy of $6,000 and home left her by her employer. Thieves robbed South Evanston private bank in the afternoon by work ing an old game on the proprietor. Frederick S. Kent, a pioneer teleg rapher of the days Samuel B. Morse, died suddenly of apoplexy in Chicago. Rev. Dr. Gunsaulus’ new church at 88 Washington street, Chicago, is to be twelve stories high and to cost $600,000. The Chicago white stockings clinch ed the pennant emblenauc of the championship of the Ame.ican league. An excursion steamer wi:.i 600 pas sengers abroad foundered off -he coast oi Massachusetts, but all ou board were saved. Rev. Gaorge C. Lorimer of Tremont Temple, Boston has refused to accept an increase of salary offered by his church. John Reeder, an old soldier, killed his wife and himself in New York be cause he was jealous of two adopted children. German Catholic societies voted at Peoria to join the federation. Nicho las Gonner, Dubuque, was elected president. William J. Meyer, of Brooklyn, dived into the mud of Coney Island creek and, powerless to free himself, met a dreadful .death. Census figures show that the men in Chicago outnumber the women by 51,755. The figures are: Males, 878.- 160; females, 820.415. It is stated that the annual report of Comptroller of Currency Dawes will show that the United States leads other countries in banking. Leaders of the republican and demo cratic campaigns consider fight a dull one and discuss the apathy of the peo pie toward politics this year. It is said the cost of changing the dry docks at the Mare island and league island yards will involve an additional expenditure of $750,000. The annual report of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Sc. Paul road shows the gross earnings amounted to $41,884,632 for the year ending June 30, 1900. David B. Hill introduces a resolution before the New York state democratic convention denouncing the ice trust. Stanchrieid was named for governor. President Mitchell of the Unitea Mine Workers ordered a general strike in the anthracite region, to take effect Monday. Over 140,000 men are af fected. The Western insurance union electea James M. Decamp, Cincinnati, presi dent; L. S. Blackwelder, Chicago, vice president; P, D. McGregor, Chicago, secretary. Five members of the Duncan Clark's female minstrel company were killed in a train wreck on the Illinois Central at Mounds, 111., and eleven others fatally Injured. Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus resigned from the presidency of the Armour institution, Chicago, in order to take more complete charge of Central church. Secretary Thompson, of the National Glass Company, told the Industrial Commission that his company’s prices are about 15 per cent, higher here than abroad. Tho Central Trust company, New York, began foreclosure proceedings against the United States Milliug com pany at Milwaukee. The plan is to reorganize. A corner’s jury at Lausdal, Pa., has held the Reading Railroad company and several employes responsible for the wreck of the Atlantic City ex cursion train. George Zimmer, manager of the Lexington. Neb., telephone exchange, and a companion named Thomas, of Kearney, were drowned while attempt ing to ford the Loup river. It is reported at Frankfort, Ky., that efforts will be made to indict Senator Deboe, Former Governor Dradiey and other prominent Kentuckians for com plicity in the Goebel murder. The closing of the rubber factory in Newtown, Conn., by the rubber trust will take from the town its only indus try and throw more than half the male population of the place out of work. The Abbott reduced the world's mile trotting to wagon record at Charter Oak Park. Hartford. Conn., to 2:0514. The former record was 2:09)4, held by Lucille and made at Cleveland in 1897. Extremely high winds did great damage throughout Illinois, Indiana. Wisconsin, and Michigan. St. Pam, Minn , reported a record rainfall. The fruit belt was damaged at least $15,000. In New York, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Mrs. Mary Ann Shep herd. seventy years old, was married to her dead husband's brother, sixty-nine years old. General Manager Russell Harding of the Missouri Pacific railway, while en route east with his wife and some friends, was taken suddenly ill and when the train reached Toledo he was taken to a hospital. Mrs. Evangeline Claire O’Neil, wife of Chicago's famous barley king, balks lawyers who tried to secure admissions from her regarding $50,000 worth of clothes and jewelry alleged to have been purchased on credit from Chicago merchants. Auditor of Public Accounts McCul lough. Springfield. 111., received word that the Immont State bank was about to make an assignment and that this could be averted by an assessment of from 30 to 35 per cent, on shares ot stockholders. Miss Mabel McKinley, the favorite niece of the president, was married at Somerset, Pa., to ur. Hermanus L Baer. The head of the nation used his official prerogative to be the first to extend congratulations. D:\ anu Mrs Haer are now in Chicago en route to the Pacific coast. F. & M. P. No. 4, 485 passengers, ar rived in Milwaukee after passing through the severest storm the captain ever experienced. Ten passengers were injured. Schooner Dundee foun dered off Cleveland. Kate Hoffman, cook, was drowned. The steami ' Lawrence arrived at St. Joseph, after beating about in the storm twenty eight hours and going 300 miles in making her journey from Milwaukee. The steamer John B. Lyon foundered off Conneaut, 0., and fourteen of the crew of sixteen perished. FOREIGN. The French cabinet may resign to succeed Lou bet. Nine members of Wells expedition to Tortuga island were killed by the cannibals. A Swiss anarchist arrested in Spain was sent from New York to kill Presi dent Loubet. The lord mayors of London and St. Petersburg will dine with the 2,000 mayors of France. William D. Evans, friend of Ameri can naval officers in South America, died at Montevideo. London papers doubt the story that Yerkes has secured the charter for an underground road. A three-sided war in South America among Peru, Chile and the Argentine Republic is threatened. The Servian king issued a statement that all intrigues against that throne will be treated as treason. The steamship Coptic is reported quarantined at Kobe, Chinese on board having the bubonic plague. The Manchester (England) cotton spinners have decided not to purchase American spot cotton during Septem ber. Hungarian authorities checked emi gration to tne United States by circu lating letters appealing for aid to return home. At Maisons-Lafltte, Paris, first “Cash” Sloan on the Due De Gromont’s Barnvelt won Prix de Chamant, 5,000 francs, over a course of 22 100 meters. A search of the anarchist arrested in Spain revealed newspaper clippings showing that the reds are closely watching President Loubet of France. The statement of the board of trade, London, for the mouth of August shows increases of 1,403,700 pounds in imports and 7,236,200 pounds in ex ports. Lieut.-Col. Livermore, military at tache of the United States legation at Stockholm, who has been spending several days in Berlin left for Stettin in Emperor William’s suite, to attend the manouvers. It is said in court circles at Berlin that Queen Victoria will visit the dowager empress Frederick next month unless the latter's condition meanwhile should considerably improve which is not probable. Over a dozen white settlers of Queensland have bfcen murdered, ac cording to a report, several with great cruelty by the Queensland blacks. Trackers with bloodhounds are pur suing the murderers. , POLITICAL. Mary Elizabeth Lease is out for McKinley. The democratic state conventions of California. Nevada and Utah nominat ed electoral tickets. Gov. Roosevelt made ten speeches in Michigan, and at the end his voice was so badly exhausted that he may not be able to continue the campaign. Wharton Barker expects the middle of the road populists to carry Georgia and elect several southern congress man. He estimates total vote at 1,- 600.000. REFLECTIONS OF GOETHE. Of all peoples the Greeks have dreamt the dream of life best. How can a man come to know him self? Never by thinking, but by do ing. Try to do your luty, and you will know at once what you are worth. What a man does not understand he does not possess. Faith In one’s self is private capital kept in one's own house. There are public savings hanks which supply in dividuals in their day of need; but here the -'reditor quietly takes his in terest for himself. One need only grow old to become gentler in one’s Judgments. I see no fault committed which I could not have committed myself. Which is the hest government? That which teaches us to govern our selves. WHY BEVERIDGE LOOKS YOUNG. Mr. George W. Perkins, the insur ance man, tells this about Senator A J. Beveridge to The Saturday Evering Post: “One night at a reception which the Senator and 1 attended soon after his election, the hostess said in mock surprise: “ ’Are you Senator Beveridge— the Senator from Indiana?’ "The Senator bowed modtstly. “ It hardly seems possible! Why. you are a mere beardless youth!' " ‘Madam.’ replied Mr. Beveridge without a smile. ‘I shave.’ ” A dam at Broknw broke. It was fifteen feet high and let out a large volume of water. UNTOLD DISASTER EXTENT OF THE RUIN AT GAL VESTON STILL UNKNOWN. PROPERTY LOSS MILLIONS Loss of Life Cannot Be Computed, But Is Estimated at Between 4,000 and 5,000 —Martial Law Declared in Stricken District —Negroes Shot for Robbing the Dead. Austin, Tex., Sept. 13.—Gov. Sayres yesterday made the following state ment on the Galveston disaster: “The conditions at Galveston are fully as bad as reported. Communication, however, has been re-established be tween the island and mainland and hereafter the transportation of supplies will be less difficult. The work of clearing the city is progressing fairly well and Adjutant Gen. Scurry is pa trolling the city for the purpose of preventing depredations. The most conservative estimate as to the number of deaths places them at 2,000. The contributions from citizens of this state and the other states are coming in rapidly and liberally and it is confidently expected within the next ten days tho work of restoration by the people of Galveston will have begun in good earnest. The destruction of property has been great, and not les than $10,000,000, but it is hoped and believed that even this great loss can be overcome, through the en ergy ant self reliance of the people.” During the day contributions fairly deluged the governor, upwards of SIOO.- 000 having been received. Gov. Sayers received a message from General Man ager Trice of the International & Great Northern railway, who is conducting relief operations at Galveston, saying one train consisting of about three hundred Galveston people was brought to Houston yesterday and another trainload, mostly of women and chil dren, last night. The following report was also received from Adjutant Gen eral Scurry at Galveston: “The streets are patrolled by soldiers to prevent thieving. The work of clearing the city is progressing fairly well. The most conservative estimato made of deaths is 2,000.” GoV. Sayres yesterday began receiv ing reports from various points along the gulf coast which would indicate there has been great property damage done for several hun dred miles and that the list of Galves ton fatalities and suffering will be largely augmented. Down the coast fromSiwiveston, the towns of Dickin son, Alvin. Alta oma, Texas City and Brookshi.e were wrecked and hundreds left destitute. Richmond is so badly demolished it will require weeks to clear the town. Missouri City ana Stafford, just opposite,- were entirely demolished and the few remaining peo ple in these places have no homes to cover their heads. Bay City was wrecked with much loss of life. Pat ton, Rollover, Bolivar Point, Quintana, Sugarland, Belleville, Wharton, Fair view, Missouri City Sartartia, Areola and El Campo are all reported to be heavy sufferers, both In point of prop erty destroyed and lives lost. Owing to the fact that telegraph service is badly crippled, Gov. Sayres cannot ascertain the exact number of dead at the points named, but it is approxi mated at 500. Ghouls Run Riot. Dallas, Sept. 13.—W. H. McGrath, manager of the Dallas Electric com pany, just from Galveston, said: “The vandalism at Galveston is horrible. The most rigid enforcement of martial iaw has not been able to suppress it entirely. Adjutant General Scurry's men arrested a hundred or more ne groes. Forty-three of these found with effects taken from dead bodies were tried by court martial. They were convicted and ordered shot. One negro had twenty-three fingers with rings on them in his pocket.” Property of Island Wrecked. Chicago, Sept. 13.—The following statement was received late yesterday: “Galveston Sept. 12.—A summary of the conditions prevailing at Galveston is more than the human intellect can master. Briefly stated, the damage to property is anywhere between $15,000,- 000 and $20,000,000. The loss of life cannot be computed. No lists could be kept and all is simple guess work. Those thrown out to sea and buried on the ground wherever found will reach the horrible total of at least 3.000 souis. An estimate of the loss on the island and city of Galveston and the imme diate surrounding district is between 4.000 and 5,000 deaths. This statement is not made in fright or excitement. The whole story will never be told be cause it cannot be told. Not a single individual escaped property loss. The property on the island wrecked; fully one half was totally swept out of exist ence altogether. Help must be imme diate." Galveston. Sept. 15.—The first real attempt to clear away the great mass of debris piled along the beach front tor a distance of several miles was be gun yesterday. It is hoped a vigorous prosecution of this work will lead to early recovery of the bodies still in the debris. That there are many of them there is no shadow of doubt, as the stench at different points is abso lutely sickening. Everywhere little groups of men women and children, some of them poorly provided with raiment, were digging in the ruins of their homes for what little household property they could save. The exodus from the city was heavy yesterday, and hundreds more are eager to go who ar® unable to secure transportation. Ship ping men say the damage to the wharves is by no means as serious as at first supposed. The piling for a considerable distance along the bay front successfully withstood the pound ing it got from the wind and waves, and business men find a measure of consolation In this. More hopeful re ports were received yesterday touching the water supply. The ice supp’y eon tinues bountiful and at many corners lemonade is being served. More effec tive measures were taken yesterday to keep the undesirable element off the island. Soldiers patrolled the water front and who could not show proper credentials or who were unwilling to work for the privilege of coming into the town. Assurances were received from the railroads that they will do all in their power to re open communication. NO COUNTRY LIKE AMERICA. r So Says a Man Traveling in Foreign Lands. Dr. Everett H. Merwin, a former well known Maryland boy, who has been for some time past a Kansas City phy sician, is making a trip around the world. He has sent a letter from Singapore, dated June 19, in which he says in a private letter to the editor: "Almost every young man imagines he would be more contented and make more money if he could only locate in some foreign country. For those not fortunate enough to be born in the United States this is true, but of the Americans who seek fortunes in other lands many are failures and spend the best part of their lives chasing phan toms! America is the only place where a man can make a living with his hands and at the same time be a gen tleman. In England the tradesmen are not recognized in polite society and a laborer is treated more like a dog than a man. There is almost as much caste in England as in India. Wages are about half of those paid In the States, and a boy, to get a position in an office or store, must pay for it. Every English paper contains lines like this; ‘Wanted —Young man in dry goods store. Premium 10 guineas.’ In other words, he must pay SSO before he can go to work. For the first four or five years he receives no wages and boards himself. At the end of that time, if he thoroughly understands his business and has proved himself hon est and reliable, he will make from $8 to $lO per week. All over Europe the conditions of the working classes are the same as in England, and in many cases worse, so it is no wonder that emigrant ships bound for America are crowded and make the return voyage empty. Africa is anew country, but at present the labor is all done by the natives, who work for almost nothing. For every position which can be filled by an intelligent young man with a high school education there are 50 ap plicants. Before the war opened free soup kitchens were running in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and, in fa -t. all the principal cities in South Africa raised funds to feed the unemployed. Until quite recently all the Japanese government offices were held by men from England and America, but now they have all been discharged and Ja panese put in there places.” EVADING THE CENSOR. Censorship was maintained pretty rigidly during the Spanish-American war. Most of the correspondents faithfully observed the rules. Some others, however, tried various methods and devices to evade them. When Sampson sailed for Porto Rico in the early spring a young correspondent at Key West who knew of the plan raked h:s brain to think of a way to commu nicate it to his home office. Just as he was about to put to sea himse” - in a j dispatch boat he sent a telegram to L!s office reading as follows: “Tell father I have gone to Porto Rico.” He argued that this was a very sim ple cipher for the people in the office to read. He confided his great scheme to none of his associates and tor a couple of weeks hugged himself with the idea that he had "beaten” them all. When he returned to Key West a tel egram from his paper was handed him. He opened it, expecting to read con gratulations, and nearly fainted when he saw these words: "Have made inquiries, but have been unable to find your father.”—New York Sun. OLD IRONSIDES. Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky; Beneath it rang the battle shout, And burst the cannon’s roar;— The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more. Her deck once red with heroes’ blood, Where knel* the vanquished foe, When winds were hurrying e'er the flood, And waves were white below, No more shall feel the victor's tread. Or know the conquered knee;— The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea! O, better that her shattered hulk Should sink beneath the wave; Her thunders shook the mighty deep. And there should be her grave; Nail to the mast her holy flag. Set every threadbare sail, And give her to the god of storms, The lightning and the gale! —Oliver Wendell Holmes.