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THE WEEKLY HERALD, JUNE 27, 1907.
TRYING FO LASTWOIID Telephone Companies Argus Before Council for Rich Franchise Prize For the members of the city coun cil there will be little uuocruple.1 ilme till the matter of tho telephone franchise Is definitely settled. Yes terday afternoon in accordance ,ta tho call of the mayor, the board met In upecal session. By ugreenient, however, the telephone mailer was postponed for an evculng meeting last night. Trolley Pole Agreement. After a discussion over the ques tion of trolley poles, . A. Nobles stated that the street railway com- nan.. l . m,i.. i.oj niMun uv wining to make an i agreement with the city to repla-o the wooden trolley poles being put In now with steel poles of hii approved oattern on all streets as soon as the rlty paves the streets. This agree ment was perfectly satisfactory to :he council and the ordinance com mittee, was MiHtrucled to draw up an ordinance embodying conditions of the agreement. Mr. Nobles explained that the com pany's failure to close all grading was on account of the company's In ability to get shipments of material In time. On Jackson street the ex cavation his been made for some time but owing to the Pick of sled the company cannot, complete tie track and close tho grade. To over come the difficulties presented by these conditions, Mr. Nobles accepted the recommendation of the council that on streets which had been exca vated, that at least every other ftr.vt crossing be filled so as to alln'iv a safe crossing for all vehicles. To Appoint Sow Employes. The resignations of J. Harrison ' Taylor, city engineer, and Hurt Moore, driver of tho hose wagon, were offered and accepted by the council. Hurt Moore will continue as driver of the hose wagon till a new roan Is put on the work. J. H. Taylor has moved his office away from the e'ty building and the city will be without an offiral engineer till the appointment of another man. Yesterday the applications of How ard Trigg and R. O. Why nun were presented to the.cnuncll. Harh ap plicant offered credentials., For the present and until the details govern ing the office of city engineer the council decided to take no a. lion on the appointment and on motion by W. L. Thompson, the applications were tabled. Street fakirs, street musicians nnd itreet speakers came up for discus sion and several members of the council voiced the complaint of citi zens against some of tho street ob structions of this kind. On motion the meeting adjourned till 8 o'clock when the board agreed to hear a discussion of the telephone question. A Wordy Xlght .Meeting. A meeting fairly snapping in Its Intensity was the session of the board last night, at which Manager Taylor, of Davenport & Co., and Messrs. Nunn and Gooch of the Amarlllo Telephone company, presented the claims o( their companies fur the right to supply the city of Arnaril!o with a telephone service for the next thirty years; Mr. Taylor first took the floor and gave a tersely worded statement or his proposition and its status before the council. He reviewed the fads that on a former occasion a repre sentative of his company -had, In 'ac cordance with the Invit.iton of the council, submitted a franchise in competition for th coveted right. This model franchise, he reminded them, had been brought before the council In a special meeting as he u..u.uu ..mi. u.h-.i u.c ens..- vuia ell other 'applicants, and had been discussed and changed to the shape L It was now In. Furthermore the j franchise drawn up by his company i and submitted In that meeting had! not only met the approval of the coujicil but had been favorably re- ported by the ordinance committee I tnd signed as such by tho three mem-, bers of that committee. - On such j grounds Mr. Davenport claimed that ; the franchise had hern fairly earned ; by his comrany. , I U .1 1 .1... t.i. Disclaims Obligation of Council. J. E. Nunn, president of the Aina rl'lo Telephone company, asked tho permission of the council to remain seated while be talked and explained that his hoalrh hardly permitted him ty bi: pnvent, 'Dm you don't owe mo ;t franchise, gentlemen or tho council," wild Mr. Nunn, "and I don't thiai; you owe the other man lila franchise." "Let mo gtva a word of explana tion." broke In Mr. Taylor. ".Several weeks ago 1 was beforo this council and boforo t on different occasions, Then I Hinted my proposition and sot rlylit down to buHlnrns. I told llio 'oiincll what J would give this town and II met with the council's favor, f staled straight stuff nnd ex pected ;l square deal. Any court In the world would tell you that I have an cdqn on Mr. Nunn In this propo sition because I pave the best com petitive bid and beeail.so It met the approval of the council. I am not mdiamed to stand up here and say before tho council that yon owe the franchise to me." "Still f claim thit you gentlo mi'ii of the council owe me nothing," continued Mr. Nunn. "Yon are act- In for tho welfare of the entire city and not for one man or company. If you grant a franchise to a n out side company you are going to have two systems here for ever and a day. We u:, going to build-whether yon give a franchise or not and we ar no! n.i? to stay 'in the business whether j on Rive us a franchise or not." ' lime Waited for Franchise. "Well, why haven't you hullt that system before this," asked Alder man Shniifchnessy? 'i!eeaiisi we have been waiting for a franchise," answered Mr. Nunn. "The city failed two years aso" re marked Mayor Miller "to give your company a franchise. Why didn't you go ahead then and build tho system you are Kolng to build any how?" "Horaii.se," remarked Mr. Nunn "we have always hoped that the city would Ki'aiit us a franchise which justifies us and reassures us in put ting in the hi k Investments that the proposed system would require. " "Moreover" corrected Minaper iioo.-n. "mat. leiepnone nusiness two years ago was never settled and we never could get a settlement. We have tried to get a definite expression on that subject but we never could." "Your proposition" returned Al' derman Shaughnessy "was acted up on by the council at that time and turned down." City's Right to Make Bargain "The o ty has a right to ask for other propositions" said Mr. Taylor, taking the floor again. I don't w ant to injure you. I want to -help you. I gave you a proposition that your ordinance committee considered the most favorable for the citizen ship of this city. It Is the common experience In many places that a city does better with two systems than Ihey (li.l . with one. nut I am not going Into a discussion of the two r.stom hide of the question now but Amarlllo ought to havo at least ono "I will Join with you In building this town. I don't want to take any man's property away from him. I'll pay for your system dollar for dol lar, Mr. Nunn, but I can't let you figure its value by lis earnings. I'll let you take Mr. Nobles from this board and I'll take Mr. Miller nnd let them choose a third and then I'll accept their reckoning of the system, or'! will let any committee fairly appointed do that work and accept the result. Then on that ba sis I'll join with you in building the system and both here and over the Panhandle if you wish It." Present Compimy llouglit Plant. "I wis not treated In that way and I could not. accept such a con dition," responded Mr. Nunn. When Mr. Gooch and myself came here, the telephone system was In a very run down condition, In u far worse condition than It Is today. We want ed a franrhh-e just as Mr. Taylor wants one. Hut tho mayor and al denien uniformly Informed us that they would not grant a franchise for another sstom and thnt If wo want ed a system we would have to buy out the one already here. Wo did that but we did It at the owner's figures, not at ours." "Rut I don't assume that I nro going to set the price I am going to ,1V nt .. b,.oke i,, Mr. Taylor. "I m;u(. .;i 1)ronoslt,on am, hnv0 flt by tlh,g cmnc)1 f.an,.h!lM was , hapo lhat gult. c.j t , " a th(,ro differenco between Uu, frant.nlH0 w0 art, offpr,nR the dty .. npke(, (oofhi nnd tho wl5 cIi D.lvPnpo,.t & Co. havfl orrm,(1 PX(.ei,t , tno matfer of fvo fm, hon(,s f((). oUy offl(,p(( flnd the ,K nf Ul r ,.,ny.g ,)oIm for a ,h.c a,arm BPrvl(.(1,.. ., ... ,,,......,, "In all fairness," answered the Davenport man, "I must call your attention to the fact that oven after j our various propositions had been j submitted to tbo counoil and after our proposition had met the appro val of the council and of the ordi nance committee, it was a whola week before Mr. Gooch and his com pany found out whnt our franchise was. Then his proposition became something like ours. Hut ln the nieantlmo our franchlso had been signed by the committee. "I am not an advocate of two sys tems but I am coming here demand ing a vote on this frunchise because I think we uie entitled to It. If you grHnt us a franchise, I'll prom ise Mr. Gooch and Mr. Nunn that we will go In with them dolhr for dollar In building up the system. " I'rge Compiintc to Agree. "This evening," said Alderman Nobles, "we agreed to get together and see f you representatives could get together on some basis." "Is there any reason," asked Mr. Nunn, "why the council .Is obliged to fix upon a franchise tonight." "An Alleged Service." "This council has decided on a franchise," Insisted Mr. Taylor. "You know you are only giving an alleged telephone service here now. You blame .It to the council but you can't give service and you don't do It. Now this afternoon I went over this telephone situation with you repre sentatives of the company here and tried to get at a basis and " "That was In confidence," cau- tloned Mr. Nunn. "Of course," agreed the Daven port man. "I am not going to abuse any business confidences. We went over the situation and wo could not reach much of an understanding." "There will be more chance of our getting together," Mr. Nunn ans wered the council, "if the council does not grant the other franchise tonight. The sentiment of this town is against two systems. The petition that has been filed here shows that. If you grant the Davenport fran chise, you will have two systems. We will never reach an agreement If you grant this other franchise." "Now, for my part I ant. figuring on Joining hands with Mr. Nunn," .said Taylor. "If i get the franchise but I Hm only here tonight to pre sent my side of the' case and to de- mand a vote on the proposition I made. So far as our agreement goes, wa- can't get together for days as Mr. Nunn Intimates because the proposition Includes too many things The company has a lot of property hut they haven't a plant like we need. But I want to be on the other side of the fence .in the deal with the company. I want something be side "Just wind" which one of the men charged me." Come to Time. "I would he willing to grant you telephone men time," said Alderman W. L. Thompson, "and then If you can't come to time, we'll make you come to time." One more meeting will settlo this business so far as I am concerned." This proposition led to detached eaucuBses and the telephone men and the aldermen which finally resulted In an agreement of the telephone men to attempt an agreement as to the sale, purchaso or combination and to report back to the council on Friday, or If that date proved too soon on Monday. "At that time If we can't agree," said Mr. Nunn, "we'll work separate ly and If the council wants two sys tems they can grant Mr. Taylor's franchise." "I'll promise this council," said Mr. Taylor as a parting word, "that It we can't agree I'll be able to come and give a reason for not agreeing." Thereupon the motion of If. A. Nobles seconded by Frank Shaugh nessy adjourned the meeting till Fri day. TWO OPT OF THRKM. 1 1 1 ( Cowboys Took Majority of Games at Galcsburg. - Special to Dally Panhandle. Galesburg, III., June 1!). Canyon took the third of the series here this afternoon by a score of 5 to 2. This gives the Cowboys two out of three of the series and expressed In total scores gives tho Texas team 14 runs agilnst S for the locals. The Canyon hitters felt good today and rapped the Gilesburg battery for a total of twelve hits. "Paddy" Wicker delivered the goods from the box and got gratifying support In the field. Tomorrow the team goes to Kirk wood and Monday will go to Mon mouth, another college town, for a series of three games. Canyon battery: Wicker and Hub bard. Score: Canyon 3. Galesburg 2. Mrs. Amy Nellaon stopped over yesterday w'.th Mrs. Hulett at the Elmhlrst nnd left this morning for Dayron, N. M.. whero she will visit her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Dless. Thousands Have Kidney Trouble and Never Suspect it. How To Find Out. , Fill a bottle or common glass with your water and let it stand twent v-four hour ; ast'iiiincntorsct. tlingiiidicntesnn unhealthy con dition ot tbe kid. ncvs; if it stain your linen it is evidence of kid ney trouble ; too frecjiicnt desire to puss it or pain in the back is also convincing proof thnt the kidneys and bladder are out of order. Whnt To Do. There is comfort in the knowledge so often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the treat kidney rcnirov. fulfills every wish in curing rheumatism, pain in the back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part of the urinary passage. It corrects innbility to hold water end scalding pain in passing it, or bad effects following use of liquor, wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant ne cessity of being compelled to go often during tlie day, and to get tip tunny times during tne mgnt. llie mild mid the extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It stands the highest for its wonderful cures of the most dis tressing cases. If yon need a medicine you should have the best. Sold by drug gists in fifty-cent and one-dollar sizes. You may have a sample bottle and a nook tbat tells all fVfi about it. both sent free bv mail. Address Dr. K !: Kilmer H- Cn . liii.ir-5-!! 11 bamton, N. V, When Horn of Bwuup-Root. I writinrr mtitinn tliia runr ar1 .1nt. make any mistake, but remember the name, Dr. Kilmer's Swamn-r.oot. and the address, Uiughamtou, N. V. Real Estate Transfers. List of transfers filed In the coun 'y clerk's office Tuesday, June 18, furnished by the Pimhamlle Abstract company.. A. R. Blackburn to J. H. Smitham, lot 17, block 47, Plemons, $200. C. M. Machet and wife to J. W, Crudglngton. lots 18 and 19, block 427, Mirror, $130. John L. Scott to F. M. Baker, part lot 3, block 171, Plemons, $2, 5fl0. A. S. Blackburn to W. M. Warren, lot 6, bloc 145, Plemons, $250. Sl'DDEX DEATH. Missouri Woman Dies on Train Near Dulburt. Dalhart, Texas, June 20.A sad death occurred here last night when Mrs. Ruddy, wife of William Ruddy, of ChllWcothe, Mo., died very sud denly on the Rock Island train. Mr. and MrB. Ruddy were passen gers on the train bound for Alama gordo, N. M., for her health. Just as the train pulled Into the station, the woman, who had been In good spirits a few moments be fore, suddenly called to her husband that she was choking and fell back In his arms dead, from hemorhage of tho lungs. . The dead woman was carried to a local undertaking establishment and prepared for shipment back to her home and five little children. The husband of the dead woman U almost prostrated with grief. WOODMEN GATHER ED IN FORGE (From Thursday's Dally.) The men with the axes were here V in force yesterday and the Amarillo camp of - Modern Woodmen was made to play the host to a number of visitors from surrounding towns. Hereford and Hlgglns both sent drill teams to take part .In the work here and individual visitors were in at tendance from other places. Yesterday uniformed representa tives of the Amarlllo camp met all trains on which visiting Woodmen were expected and the afternoon was given over to informal visiting of the members with each other. In the evening all the visitors and local Woodmen gathered at the hall where tho chief feature of the evening was the "class adoption" or Initiation of a number of new members. Later on In the evening the Royal Neighbors, which Is the ladies' aux iliary of the order, served refresh ments which met the hearty appro val of the laborers around the stump. The evening was then given over to an Informal good time which all present enjoyed yll a late hour. FARMERS AND STOCKMEN! Tb Myers PumpiiiK Syitm .linod to lUonmtioMljr inpnljr frojh water as ntsnl oil in food low. burns ami, i.ndur nrwsHtire. In l.'jtmo. No Taukl No Hi ifrunnl IVator. Great dumaud for nnohlnos ovory- more. Aeon tv' j! Tsa van h a i 1 MFS.C0. 'fife,M: i'. Cat UILOINO,'j'.-t..7,??!j.. ti, - KKSt CITY. me. bjfcAilliyu2fc:- PIKRIAN C'Lin KNTKRTAIXS. Members Cclebmte Anniversary With Special Program. With an attractive program of at tractive musical and clever dramatic numbers, the members of the Pierian club entertained their husbands and friends and celebrated tho annivers ary of tho club yesterday evening at llie residence of Rev. and Mrs. L. C Kirkes on Fillmoro street. The early part of tho evening was given over to an informal reception. Then after all the party had gathered the guests went Into the big double parlors of the mauso and seated themselves In tho chairs facing a low platform In tho wide doorway be tween the rooms. The piano was near the doorway between the two rooms so that all present could seo the performers. Cards In the club colors, white and red were given the members of the party and MIhs No bles and Mrs. Nunn opened the pro gram with Ketterer's stirring "De file March" In a duet at the piano Mrs. Kirkes followed In her rich" so prano voice with "For Your Sake." Mrs. J. F. Sadler, Jr., In rendering Chamlnade's "Etude do Concert," gave most of her audience tbelr f.rst opportunity for enjoying the rare artistic skill that has already won her a high place among the young pianists of the state. Clyde Cockrell Interpreted well the Btately beauty of "The Changed Pearl." Miss Elvira Carter told "Just So" how the elephant's child stretched Its nose Into the trunk which all the other elephants have adopted. Miss Iva Nobles told dn music at the piano the struggles and triumphs of'Tan nehauser.' Then Clyde Cockrell won hearty applauso by turning to lighter vein In what appeared on the pro gram as a "Temperance .Ditty" and "Weary Willie's Lullaby." In the clever burlesque which closed the program. Miss Elvira Car ter as "Mrs. R. Juliet Montague," Miss Russell as "Portia BasBanlo," Mrs. Currle as "Mrs. Ophelia" and Miss Nobles as "Mrs. MacBeth," who happened to meet with each oth er at a watering place, related the trials of married life with Ham, of Denmark and the other worthies whom they had married under "the romantic situations well known to the world. For Bill Shakespeare, the upstart scribe, who had told about them, tney agreed on a dire punishment snd at last set out to Inflict It. At the close of the program, Misses Meta Linn 'and Lucile Veale assisted the hostesses In serving the guests with cake and neapolltan Ice cream In the Pierian colors. Federation of Musician. Amarlllo band and orchestra musi cians have been engaged in complet ing their organization this week for a local of the American Federation of Musicians. E. F. Copley, presi dent of the Amarlllo band, ond Mooreland Caldwell, secretary of the band, have been acting as officers of the preliminary organization. A committee composed of E. F. Copley, Mooreland Caldwell and Harry Agard, Is drawing up a constitution for tho federation and at the meet ing next weak, the members intend to make formal application for a charter of the national organization. Using Headers. The Hereford Brand makes noto of the use of headers by the farm ers In the German colony at Naza reth in Castro county. "Reports from the German colony at Nazareth are to the effect that those people are preparing to take rare of their grain by using the headers this season, as In some In stances the grain Is too low to save with the ordinary binder. However, we are told that taken all In all the grain crop 'around Nazareth Is very good somo crops promising as much as 20 bushels per acre. "The farmers of the coloney are wide awake when It comes to adopt ing advanced methods of farming and those of other communities re learning many valuable lcsslons from them." LEAGURES DISCUSS THEIR WORK Although the number of delegate3 attending the Epwprth League con ference here Is not large, compara tively speaking, It Is a busy confer ence 'and the members are thorough ly in earnest. The work of the League has steadily assumed greater proportions and wider Import all over the country In recent years and the first Independent conference of the league Is an expression of the new strength of tho organization. The spirit of the gathering here Is 6CIENCE PREVENTS BALDNESS. Tb Fatal Grna and II lUmntlr .Vow 1'acta of Scleuca. It It tha rarokt thing in the world for a man to ba n.ircaiarlly bald. No man whoa hair Is not dead at tha roots, need be bald If he will use Newliro's Horpl cldo, tho now scalp untlsoptlo. HurpN cl.le destroys tho germ that cuts the hulr oft at the root; nnd clean the ecnlp of ilandruCC and leaves It In n,, perfectly healthy condition. Mr. Mmnott, In tha Maryland Ulock, Butto, Mont., was en tirely bnld. In lens than a month Horpl clde bad removed the enemies of hair irowtli, nnd nature did Us work by cov rlnir bis head with thick heir an Inch trng;, and in six week he had a normal suit ef hair. Bold by loading druc-glsts. lend 10c. In stnmpa for sample to The Herplclde Co., Detroit. Mich. Two aires 60 ennlH nnd H.00. K. It. Roach Drug Co., Special Agents one of greater leaguo effectiveness but lacks nothing In church loyalty. Yesterday evening Rev. Illllbiirn, of the Clarendon church, preached an Inspiring Bermon along the line of tho work. Today the gathering Is continuing with Increased Interest. This morning after the devotional hiilf hour, the conference took up "What Constitutes a Real Devotional Meeting" led by the Canadian and Clarendon Leagues. "How Shall Busy Person Find Time for Religious Self Culture?" by. Memphis and Channlng. -"How Shall u Busy Per son Find Time for the Lord's Work as It Should Be Dono?" by Canyon Olty, Strntford, and Channlng. Different Kinds of Drones In tho League and How They May Be Used by Amarlllo nnd Dumas. "The League nnd Civic Righteousness" by Channlng. Each of these topics was taken in a brisk rapid flro dis cussion. This afternoon after the devotion al exercises, the gathering heard "The Leaguer and His Bible" by L. B. Sawyer, "The Influence of Chrlstlantly on Civilization" by Dr. J. C. Foulkes. of Dalhart, "The Mas ter's Command,- Go, Applied to Leaguers," by T. E. Graham. The conference will elect officers for the coming year, determine on the place for the next meeting and ater a short business meeting will aiTjourn this afternoon. Many of tho delegates will leave for their homes on the evening trains. It Is intend ed, however, tp hveap evening ser vice at the church at 8:30 o'clock with fifteen minute talks from min isters of various Methodist churches in the district. r. e. o. Chapter of Big Woman's Organiza tion Formed in Amarillo. Yesterday morning at the resi dence of Mrs. E. E. Pickerel on Fill more street, with the following ladles as charter roemhers: Mines. E. E. Pickerel, J. D. Callaway, J. M. Dcl- zell, Kendall, F. 15. Keelcr, II. F. Smith, McM'.isters, McGregor and Webster, Mrs. Lawrence, of Kans.ts City, supreme grand president of the Order, organized a chapter of tho or ganization for which the letters P. E. O. stand as a name. After the m.'fiu-, ' Tt j 1 j l''' " J y Wmmr WMmMu mm llii.itlilllllliliaiiaiiiiiiiii.ma . , Kt:.j;i,h...1.i.i.muiuiijiia1rai "Tho Admiral's Star for tho Joliy Tar" Admiral and tar tip their hats to "Star' It't everybody's good chew. It's both the best and most economical enew made. ;v. . . ? Star" is honest value. H"1 Every plug is full 16 oz weight, and always has been. " Star " quality is the. highest as it always has been for over forty years. PLUG CHEWING TOBACCO ,v -v. still costs the same as when it va3 first put on the market because it couldn't be cheaper and be so ood. - But "Star" i3 really the most economical plug you can buy because the ripe, fine-bodied leaf in "Star", is clastic and makes a lasting chew it chews clean, rich and juicy twice as long as "cheap" chews. v "Star" is the standard chew standard quality, standard price, standard vajue -sales equal those of anv five other kinds, JfOfiOOfiOO loc. I In All organization the new chapter tool dinner at the Klnihlrst and in tht afternoou "met fur their first bus iness meeting at the boms of theij president, Mrs. J. M. Dolzoll. Although not o well known in the Southwest, the P. E. O. order it widely known throughout the mid dle West and Is taking its place ai one of tho most influential of wo men's organizations. It takes lti name from the three lettors which, as in Greek loiter fraternities, hava a signification which Is oAly reveal ed to tho initiates. The badge of the order Is a handsome five pointed star. Tho states now organized un der tho grand chapter re: Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Callfor nln, Nebraska. Colorado, Washing ton and Oklahoma. "The p. E. O. order has grown rapidly," says one of the officers of the chapter here, In explaining the purpose of tho organization, "because there is much in It to commend It to all woman kind to all mankind. They now have chaptors In twenty five states and have over 10,000 members. It's ideals are lofty. The order believes In women's organiza tion. It seeks culture, exercises charity and alleviates suffering. It founds libraries and organizes lec ture courses. It beautifies ceme teries, forms town Improvement as sociations, and conducts industrial schools, it remembors tho sick with tokens of love and strives In every way to make the world better for Its members having lived in it. "The social and educational Influ ences of this band of splendid women can not be estimated. Every charm of the home life is made richer and more delicate because of the sacred association. The wisdom of Napo leon when he said, 'The . greatest need of France Is educated mothers,' Is embodied in P. E. O. It la a red letter day in the life of any woman when she enters the mystic, shrine of the order. What has been written about this order is slight aa com pared with what Is known." Another Company to rtemafn. The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance company, of California, has Just given notice through its agent for Northwest Texas, James R.- Fuller, that it will not withdraw from the state when the Robertnon law goes into effect but continue to do busi ness as before. This company should have been Included with 'those men tioned In the Dally Panhandle Wed nesday as continuing In the state. Fow of tho ycunger western compa nies are making preparations to leave the state and It now seems likely that most of the companies barred will be 'eastern companies which on account of their own or ganization or the insurance regula tions of their own states find the re quirements of the law too burden some. Frank B. Salter left yesterday for Coleman to conclude an engagement ho made in that city some time ago. 'OWUIWU WW ! 1 I' SH"W pieces sold annually Stores ' f . '. . T1-" ib .m, , wi. annLnmV --rtf-1 tin- an Tit tt, i. i ti ff.fr T trT--"1)r"-' "-