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VOL. XXXII, NO. 170.
MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED FOR MONEY POLICE TO INVESTIGATE OLD MAN'S DEATH AUTOPSY TO BE HELD TODAY Four Coroner's Caies Reported Yes. terday, Including Probable Mur. [ . der, Suicide and FataTltlea From Natural Cause* William Shultera, an old man, • died In Terre Haute house, East ', First street. Police suspect foul | play. ! H. J. Cross committed suicide ' in East Fifth street lodging • house by turning on gas. j David Clark found dead In bed • at 811 1.2 South Main street. ', Heart disease. . :<: < .Body of man supposed to have I been Charles A. Rober of Omaha ' found In room at 233 1-2 East First street. Natural causes. Whether William" Shulters was the victim of thugs, who killed him for his money, or of suicidal mania, is the question now. puzzling the' local de tectives. ■ He was found dying In a room of. an East First street lodging house early Sunday morning "and died a few minutes afterward, apparently ■while suffering in great agony. ; Shulters at the time of his death had three' bottles' of poison In his clothing, but Rll the bottles were tightly closed and none of the poisonous fluid had been drained from them. Paper wrap ping was also around the bottles. These fact 3 seem to effectually close all thepry of suicide. lOn the other hand, when Shulters rented a room In the Terre Haute house Saturday, his face and hands bore the marks of a struggle. On his face bruises and scratches Indicated that he had been In a. fight, while his hands and wrists were also scratched. He was given a room for the night and Immediately retired. Lodgers Heard Moans About 3 o'clock in the 1 morning room ers In the house heard groans from the room occupied by Shulters. An officer was called.and..the..door..was forced In. Shulters was lying on his bed, but there were no signs of a struggle and the man was moaning and attempting to speuk! • He died a few minutes later and the body was removed to Pierce Bros. 1 morgue, where an autopsy will be held today. . The only point of Identification on the man was a fly leaf of a note book, with his name and the address of 433 Ducommun street. :At the address Mrs. Aldrlch, daughter of the deceased, asserted that her father had been away from home about a week. This, fact did not alarm his relatives, for he had been in the habit of leaving home for a week or more and visiting friends In San Diego. , When Shultera left home he had more than $100 on his person, and as he had practically no expenses, ' the most of this money should have been in his possession. • Instead, only a few cop pers were found on the body, and this, with the fact that the . man had evi dently.,been assaulted and beaten, leads the police to think that probable inter nal Injuries received in an encounter caused the death of the old man. Prior to renting the room at the Terre Haute, ' Shulters purchased a number of nrtlcles of groceries at a store [near Temple and Main streets and ; ordered . them sent to an address on Court street. As he % had no relatives living on that street an Investigation will be made In the hope of finding some clew. FOUND DEAD !N BED Servants of First Street Lodging House Discover Corpse • The body of a man supposed to have been Charles A. R'ober of Omaha, Neb., was found In a room of a lodging house at 233% East First early yester day morning. Death Is supposed to have resulted from natural causes. . Rober secured a room'at the lodging house Saturday night. ' When em ployes attempted to arouse him at 10 o'clock Sunday morning they received Tno response to their calls and the door, being forced, the body of the rr'an was found lying- peacefully In bed. Rela tives In the east will be communicated with, following an Inquest at Pierce Brothers' tonight, - TURNED ON THE GAB H. J. Cross , Ends Life In Somerset Lodging H6*use ' 'After locking the doors and windows of / his room and plugging the key holes, H. J. Cross, a middle-aged man, committed suicide . ut the Somerset house on Kust.' Fifth ' street Saturday •light by turning on ' rAe gus. His 6ody was fouml yesterday morning. ■ Cross went to the Somerset house' Saturday night und ( rented . a room. lie appeared in good spirits and re tired . after registering and ' paying his j Roomers near the apartment occupied i'y CiuM tieurd him moving* 'about his room fur some : time and ttloa all was (Contluued on I'uge Two) ; Los Angeles Herald. FOURTEEN MORE DEAD IN MINE SECOND EXPLOSION KILLS THE RESCUERS GAS CAUSES THE DISASTER Men Seeking Bodies of First Victims Become Careless and Lamp Ignites the After. Damp By Antedated Vrrr*. CHARLESTON, W. Va., March 19.— As a result of the horrible explosion In the Rush Run and Red Ash mines near Thurmond last night, twenty-four men now He dead In the two mines. Ten of these were killed In the ex plosion Saturday night and the other fourteen were a rescuing party who entered the mine this morning to take from the mines t he bodies of their fellow workmen: $ These latter were killed by a second explosion and the after damp. The first explosion seemed to shake the foundation of the mountains and the angry ■ twin flash from the two neighboring drift mouths lighted up the heavens for milea around. Soon from the mining villages for several 'miles' up ; and Jdown the river, hundreds of people rushed to the scene of the disaster. The first ex plosion was caused by a naked flame coming In contact s wlth the gas. ■ The flames leaped from, the drift mouth;an>i set fire to everything *lri the mines which was not blown out by the fore? of the explosion. The great drum by which the cars are run from the drift mouth down the Incline, to the tipple and the empties drawn up was blown from its moorings and down the mountainside 600 feet, and the drum house caught fire and was totally consumed. Much Property Destroyed The cars that stood at the mouth of the mine were blown far down toward the tipple and much of the track of the Incline was destroyed, the rails twisted and the tross ties whipped from their beds In the ballast and sent scorched and ' charred many yards away. A rescue party was formed and about twenty men entered the mine in search of the bodies of those who had perlShed the first "e'xptosloii.'T" The" men explored the mines for two or three hours, putting up;. brattices so that pure air should follow them wher ever they went. Finally some of them came out and reported that the others were too careless in going forwarc?. faster than good air was being . sup plied, carrying at the .same time a naked light. At 3:45 another awful explosion occurred, caused by the gas coming In contact with the naked flame of a' miner's lamp, and fourteen men perished. >: \' , Mine Inspector Edward Plnckney, ar rived on the ground today and took charge of the rescue work. The sec ond explosion again damaged the; fan and Mr. Pinckney will allow no one to enter the mine until it is working properly and a draft of ' fresh air is running through the mine. . When th's Is done he will lead the' rescue squad himself. Saturday Night's Victims . The names of the band who lost their lives in a vain attempt to get possession of the bodies of those who perished in "the first explosion .are as follows: i , CROCKETT HUTCHINSON, ma chinist, Boyd county, , Ky. .< PETER HUTCHINSON,' , miner, Boyd county, Ky. NORMAN HUTCHINSON, miner, Boyd county, Ky. THOMAS BANNISTER, fire boss; an" officer of the National Mine Work ers' Union, Fayette county, "W. Va. CHAS. WYNN, miner, Fayette county, W. Va. , JAMES WYNN, miner, Fayette county, W. Va. PRATT JACKSON, .mine boss, Louisa, Ky. ' . GEORGE HOPKINS, track boss; Maiden, W. Va. HENDERSON MORLEY, FayeUe county, W. . Va. E. W. HINSON, track man. Am herst, Va. The names of those who lost their lives last night will not be known until the books of the operators are checked, and even then it will be im possible to identify them. TWO; MEN FALL 200 FEET FROM A BALLOON One Instantly Killed But the Other, > Though Badly .Injured, Still Lives WALLACE, Idaho, March 19.— W. A. Mlddlekarf was killed and L. M. Odell seriously Injured by falling 200 feet from a balloon. while giving a double ascension here this afternoon. Both men were Beated In parachutes, and when they hud ascended 200 feet the lower part of the balloon tore away. The parachute failed to open and both fell among \ the spectators with tenitic force.' A young boy was caught by . the ' falling ; balloon and badly In jured. , ' Mlddlekarf , had nearly every bone In ■ his body, broken,-, while Odell had, none.' The latter is ; Injured In* ttnially. ' " v . LOS ANGELES. CAL., MONDAY MORNING, MARCH ao, 1905. TROUBLE BREWING WITH VENEZUELA CASTRO WILL ORDER FRENCH CABLE CUT MAY EMBROIL THIS COUNTRY Castro Declares He Could Send Thirty Thousand Men to New Orleans and Capture That Port , Special to The Herald. ' WASHINGTON, March 19. — There are many Indications pointing to seri ous trouble with Venezuela which may result In as serious a condition as that of two years ago when foreign war ships bombarded Puerto Cabello. - It Is reported here that Castro will tomorrow order the French cable cut. Should he do so most serious conse quencos will undoubtedly follow: _ : On top of this comes the information that the,;' coal, mines controlled "by ; an Italian^ompany, sixteen miles from Quanta, have- Keen seized by soldiers under Castro's orders. A vigorous pro test was entered by the Italian minister and the relations, never friendly be tween Italy and ■ Venezuela,' are ex tremely near the 'breaking point 'in consequence. • - ' it ' .',.'■ \ In addition to this the seizure of the American \ asphalt j mines brings this country ln.to. the j many-angled contro versy. An interview reached here In which Castro said he could send 30,000 men to New Orleans and capture that port. . This is taken to indicate the utter recklessness of the man and the probability that it will be necessary to use force to bring him to his senses. . ! The seizure of the Italian coal mines Is regarded as the most serious of his recent antics, as |it Is understood he had no warrants of law even in his courts for this action. i Three years ago government^ troops were sent to protect the mines from revolutionists who had seized the mines and partially wrecked them. When the troops arrived they fired upon the Italian miners, who fled and refused to return.' . Heavy, indemnity was claimed^ but " only ;! $88)000 '/'was . (Continued on Page Two.) In Gold Free IF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS tARE NOT TRUE: , The Herald Claims and Has a DAILY Circulation of 25,010 —AND ON SUNDAYS^ 31,41Q This is guaranteed by $5000 in Gold and all contracts are made on this basis. But Best of All The Herald's Circula. tion Books Are Open . at All Times , to Every Advertiser or Prospect- ive Patron, and Better Yet... The Herald will allow all advertisers or pros- pective patrons a priv- ilege never before ac- corded by any other newspaper on the Pacific Coast of seeing the press . run and keeping tab on every paper printr-, and AS A FINAL TEST Will allow all its advertisers and patrons to see the Mail Room re- ports and see '.,., Where Every Paper Goes— HOW MANY AND WHERE! TVow -* F we * i " ye w * > * t ...,,."( we claim we are en« . titled to the business of every legit- imate advertiser in ;' Los Angeles. If Not You Get the, ssooo This is the fairest offer ever made by any newspaper , on ■ the Pacific Coast. cAU are welcome to come at any time— and without previous notice. if you want -to know the truth, Here It Is! Respectfully, Herald Co. RAPID FIRE GUNS AND AMMUNITION WAGONS CAPTURED BY THE JAPANESE AT MUKDEN MAN AND WIFE BEHIND THE BARS MAY BE CHARGED WITH SERIES OF BURGLARIES Arrest of Malollngs Believed by Police to Have Been Important Cap. ture— Many Valuables Missing In the arrests several nights ago of- A. M. Maloling and wife the police believe they have made an important capture. : . : . • , At first the pair were suspected of stealing a small ■■ set of chlnaware, but evidence : gathered by. the detectives yesterday may lead to the- filing of comp4felnts_charging.tbfim .with a series "of burglaries. * " ■ V"-' ' V'*T' '•''•• ■ For nearly a year past the Malollngs have occupied a suite of rooms at the Ormonde ;apartment house, on ; South Hill street. All the guests in. the house were people of apparent wealth and refinement and the things which were to be found in the various rooms were valuable. ■ A short time after the Malolings went to the Ormonde to reside the guest's began to miss property and reported their losses to the managers of the house. No hint of suspicion was directed toward the Malollngs, for they were apparently wealthy and in no need of the articles which were taken. Time after time, those working in the house were questioned In. regard to the theft of a valuable toilet set, or a quantity of ' expensive clothes, but all efforts to locate the thieves were of no avail. . , Last Saturday the officers who have been working on the case arrested Ma loling and his wife and locked them .up on the charge of stealing a set of china ware, which was taken from the room of Mrs. A. r A. Miller at the .Ormonde nearly a year ago. The articles vere hand-painted and the owner valued them at $200.' Lost Goods Recovered When the rooms of the Malollngs were searched, In addition to the miss ing china ' ware there was also found other booty of no insignificant value. Silverware from' hotels 'all" over -the coast, notably San Francisco and the hotels at Santa Barbara, was brought to light, ' as were «»veral sets of ex pensive toilet articles and razors. Silks and dress goods jof fine texture, pre sumed to have been stolen from guests at the Ormonde at various times during the last year, were found concealed In a closet, and they will be used as evi dence against the Malollngs when they are brought to trial. The. Malollngs were daily attendants at the races at Ascot park. The cou ple bet heavily, It Is said, but seldom won. ■ ' >• v- ; .'* Previous to the present racing season Maloling was manager and part owner in a l local blllpostlng company, but with' , the . advent of , the ■ ponies |he re signed from the company, sold out his holdings and secured a position at Ascot. To Launch Largest Ship By Asaoclated Press. PARIS; March La Province, a splendid ;ne"w ship of the French line, will be launched March 22d at' St. Na aajre. .'She will be the largest | French ship afloat, being of 19,160 tons,' exceed ing the tonnage of the largest French battleship, the Patrle, by 4500 tons. Or. Harper Gaining Strength By Auoctatwl Pitu . NEW, YORK, March 19.— Dr. William Jl. Harper, president of Chicago uni versity, passed an easy day; today at the hotel where he Is stay Ing. , , His physician said ' he showed : decided Im provement. \ ' SMITH RETRACTS HIS TESTIMONY DECLARES HE HAS RECEIVED REVELATIONS President of the Mormon , Church Declares Authorities In Wash. : Ington Were Setting Trap 'for Him By Associated Press. SALT LAKE CITT, March ! 19.— Joseph F.- Smith, president of the Mor mon church, today In a public address In the Tabernacle . modified and,ex plained his statement made in the sen ate investigating | committee at .Wash ington to • the | effect j that jhe had • re ceived no revelations from God. In his addreas"' today President": Smith: "Is quoted as saying with reference , to revelation:' , ■ : '". . . '■'.'ln , I- refused to. say, what my Inquisitors wanted me to say in order to get me into a trap; that is, to say that God had given me a revela tion on . some new law or precept which was to be included and written In the j laws of , the church. Did you ever hear , me deny that I had been guided by God? No, no man ever heard me say this. _ "When I was first baptized, as a child, God revealed to me' that I had done an act • which jhe approved. God also revealed to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, raised up. by the power of .the Almighty. He. revealed to me In terms incontrovertible that Brlgham Young succeeded lawfully to the presidency of the church by the will of the Almighty. He revealed to me that John , Taylor was the divine successor of Brlgham Young, that Wil ford Woodruff was the divine successor of John Taylor, that Lorenzo Snow was the divine successor of Wllford Wood ruff., I leave It' to you to say whether It. Is right and lawful for me to be In this position: "I firmly believe that God has made manifest to me many glorious things and much more wisdom than is in herent In myself, and will continue to do so as long as I am ready to -listen when he speaks. 1 ' NEW STEAMBOAT LINE . TO BE ESTABLISHED Vessels Are to Run Between Santa Monica and San Diego Special to The Herald. i SANTA MONICA,' March 19.— Fully matured plans, 'backed by Los Angeles capital, are now under : way ] for the establishment of • a steamboat line be tween I Santa Monica and Sari Diego. A company has been formed, stock sold and an order placed for the first steam ship," which will be 160 feet long, 26 feet wide and have accommodations : for 1000 passengers. The officers I of .'. the company are: Charles Cassatt Davis, president; H. S. Keyes, vice president; B.A. Brown, secretary; J.G. Mossln, treasurer; G. W. Harbou, A. C.'Way. Captalii E. Smale, directors. Phot by His Brother By Associated Press. EUREKA, March 19.— Frank Herney, a half-breed Indian, was shot by his half brother, Jesse Dermody, last even ing in a saloon on Cannlbul Island, Kel river, and died , twelve , hours later. Dermody 'shot In self 'defense. Several hours later he surrendered himself to a constable. To Lay New Cable By Aasoclated Proas. : MEXICO CITT, March 19.— The Mex ican Cable company is about to lay, a new j cable from Galveston to Coatca «o»lcoß,,about'SOO miles. PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH ADAMS IS GIVEN ROUSING WELCOME POPULAR DEMONSTRATION ON ARRIVAL HOME Greeted With Cheers as He Steps From Train at Pueblo ana . Addresses His Towns. people ' i . By Associated Press. • PUBBLO, L Colo., March ' 19.— Former Governor ; Alva Adams wa.s welcomed home this afternoon; by one of the largest 'and ; most enthusiastic popular demonstrations ever accorded to a man In | thls-^city's • history. ■'. The streets around the Union 'depot and extending for blocks in .'all^dtrecjtfons'were ,one mass of humanity. ■" r The ■ train '« bearing'^ the : . former gov ernor was on schedule i time and at his first appearance : on the platform of the j car [ajj mighty shout went up' from the assembled throng. He was escorted to a stand in front : of the Union j station, where he delivered a short address.. He spoke as follo%vs: ■ "It is : Impossible for j me ; to • express what Is In my heart on this day as a result of the great ovatlsn you have given me. "You have made this, day for me ono of the proudest In my life and one that I will remember forever. I "I came home ' to you defeated, but my hands are clean. . I want to say that I did my duty as best I could, and I feel at this hour that I would rather be robbed than to rob. "While here I want to pay a tribute to. those who stood : by me during this contest, not as Democrats or Repub licans, but as citizens of, this state In Justice, right Jn upholding the laws, constitution and the ballot of the peo ple.. • U r •', '. ;'. ;,'■ -, ' -. J "I wish to say that robbery bears no political .brand, but bears the. brand of pirates, and .no. honest citizen will, up hold this kind of a robbery. | ■'''"I do not feel . the wrong fnat has been done me. It is not such a wrong to me as it is. to you, and I hope to see the ■ hour when retribution will | come down. on those men of Colorado who are i controlled • by . corporations and serve these corporations as their mas ters. J ■ ..■'.-■. ;■ • ■ ■ "This Is not a political question, but a question of the; preservance of the laws of this 'state andof duty. : . . "I have no regrets. \ I would rather stand in the hearts of, the people as I am today than to stand under the capi tol dome ' of any state of tho United Etates as. chief executive. - ■"I thank you from my heart for the reception." • ■ . - ■After his address the governor, ac companied by his wife, entered • their carriage, which had been almost filled with flowers by their admirers,' and £he carriage, drawn- by a hundred enthusl astlo .citizens, .headed by a brass band, proceeded to the governor's home. The route through | the streets was a con tinuous ovation, ; and when he reached home i there was a ; crowd . of Intimate friends and neighbors to welcome him. To this gathering he made a short speech' of thanks for their welcome. Deaths at Antl.Cathollc Meeting By Associated Preas. | SANTIAGO DE , CHILE, March j ID.— The accident . which s occurred i In , the Lyrlo theater, here Saturday night was caused by .'the collapse, of . the gallery. An antl-Cathollo meeting , was .being held at the time. , Four persons were killed and a great number Injured. Kalter May Visit Morocco By Anoclated rremi. ; TANGIER, .;. March 19.— The , German minister hero .. has been ; officially noti fied , that i Emperor .William , may;, visit Morocco March 31, during his cruise of the Mediterranean. JAPANESE PRESS STEADILY ONWARD RETREATING RUSSIAN ARMY DISORGANIZED FLANKING MOVEMENT BEGUN Action Now 466 Miles North of Muk. . ■ ■ ■ ■ »4WW den—Kurokl's Batteries Shell Fleeing fae at Short pangs By Aimoctat«d Tnn. GUNSHU PASS (About 18« miles north of -Mukden), March 19, morning.' —The first army, which has been ' coy^ erlng the retreat of the Russian forces^ from the south Is withdrawing, slowly," checking comparatively light attacks by the Japanese. The Japanese : : are conducting a flanking operation on the right, : and ■. from , the , Russian , column Japanese batteries are. visible keeping pace a short distance away. : The Red Cross detachments at all of the intermediate stations to Harbin are working night "and ' [ day, ' | \ operating,' bandaging and feeding the wounded.jf- The Chinese population are) leaving Gunshu pas's for Klrln and thjs labor question Is therefore j growing < critical though Chinese receive the unprece dented^ high wages of 40 to 60 cents a day. •■ ;. ■ ' ':;-, . ' ; ': ; , : -'i-' ■. /The Japanese have ordered all s Chi-/: nese In Mukden having; Russian tnonejr|J to appear at the police station* and^ex*J* change, paper. and' silver , money for ' Japanese notes issued especially for Manchuria.. '. • The mistake was , made before :, the destruction of several Russian cbmrnls-^ sariat depots of Issuing: spirits to pri vate soldiers . to ' whom , officers } had given requisition slips. JAPANE3E BATTERIE3 ACTIVE Bombard Russian Divisions North of Tie Pass By Associated Press. ST. PETERSBURG, > March lS.^om- I|| mander In Chief Llnevitch, : In ; a" tele- • ; gram dated Sunday.'says: I-- ; •;,' ' • .: . . ■ "On March 17 the. Japanese" batteries^ bombarded our'dl visions , jta .the -^vaUeys j of ■ Tavanpun | and ' : Ya npiu V Tha enemy C appeared ' near- Kaotatlsia (on the : rall-''i road about t wen tiwttvo' nittfeu north* of v Tie pass) ■ and \ their^cavalry has" f»fU- ' pled : Fakoman. , ; Our, armies continue their concentration." '.'•;■■, ARMY IS DISORGANIZED Make Only Slight Resistance to Japa. nese Advance By Associated Press. GEN. KUROKI'S V." HEADQUAR TERS ' IN THE FIELD,'/ March: 19.-^" Gen. Kurokl's army, continues I to' lead the Japanese . f orces,- , which ' have I now, been engaged for nine days in a hand pursuit ;In which . they . have \ covered a distance of more" than ninety-five "miles, with frequent fighting.. /; The weather in the mountains is very, cold, with frequent hard j storms.' * The brigade In advance occupied Tie: pass Wednesday night after a brief engage ment. The Russian .retreat became more; disorganized ' dally "after the ;,; stormM During ; the first- day the :■ Russians burled their dead, but since 'then: they} have left the dead wherever they,' fell.'j Tuesday the Russians made; ah- at-' tempt, at resistance In entrenchments (Continued an Fag's Two.) THE DAY'S NEWS FORECABT Southern' California: Fair Mon. day, fresh! west winds. Maximum temperature yesterday 60 degrees;' . minimum 54 degrees.' . I—May1 — May have been murder . 2 — Say autocracy indispensable , 3 — Sky yachts may be common ry; 4— Editorial .* : s—City5 — City news 6— Sports '7— Mining B.9— Classified Advertisements 10-Rellglou. EASTERN denial* of Dr. RMd'a rhargei. . Former Governor Alvn Adams «lv»n , roui- , ,: ing welcome at Pueblo, ■ Colo. , * ■. •'/■■■'■■■t,ri. : Another explotlon occurred in -WMt iMr-ffi glnlH mlnei, and fourteen merabtra or rtnua!^ party killed. ; -.tJtWftttfflMßl FOREIGN ■--■'■M% Trouble brewlnjr with Vene»uela. and United ;js States nAy be embroiled. ■ •". Ru.ilan . con»ervatlve leader explatai whj; autocracy ,neceMary to preaervatlon of «mv:; Plre ; : COAST,, , .'', • Bedding woman fatally Injured.byiaeelden♦;>', tal dtacharge of «un In handa of her aon. -, ( Ban FrantUco pollca may decide to hold an-o, other Stanford Inqueat. •\ ; . L '■'* '*'' I .f Jo»epb Brntth, prenldent of the Mormon church, retracta testimony given before mh- : U Jai"anf»« army nanglnn grimly to Sank of V retraitln* and dlaontunl«»U ; Kuaalan furcn. LOCAt '. Man • and wife , arrenteil ; on charge of • lor- ; "'lalflelJ l>ut« 'lid on kettle too »000. ■. iviiiiie awaiting mayor* action on gaa ordl".«, '"win A. JlarrU addrwwea no-»aloon' meeting, f; I Woodman Plan for tnut coneluvo, wIiU;U will ; ; convene here April IK. --• r i lMi»"'i;.*Vc««»i<*BSWrtH Roy Knabenthue, the sky chaufTeur, ' »*>■» ■ky yachting will b« , great sport In thu (u tui*e. *' v "■'MSBw'^'SMßßaJpjSpSjSjSJippSßMSjl'Bjfr'flpS^rtßß Kour convrer'a caans ■ ywilwday, Including".' probable murder, suicide and fatalities f rum V'; natural causes. WWMBBtfVNBMBWWMM . Fly» young vtuuwu Ixvouia sUUri of It Jt>¥ •ej-h. . •