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I:.IAT FASHION AND)) FANCY SAY L IT SIOULD CONTrAIN, Jew Vagaries Furnished for thte Con Bert and the Street-Poke Bon. netstothe Fore Again-Charm ing G(owns and Jackets. (Special Now York Letter.) • IHAT the last year but three of the century bids fair to set a pace for novelties in feminine apparel is evidenced by the *,vant couriers" of fashion in the sbspo of '97 models now exposed by loting purveyors to Madame La [ode. yFhion repeats itself quite as often •s history. Poke bonnets were "en gle" at the end of the 18th century, * ,a they bid fair to be fin-de-siecle g un. We generally look to the stage forevidence of the forthcoming fash ib, and one of its fairest daughters .ppeared at the Professional Woman's gue Bazaar gowned in a quaint frock consisting of a plain skirt of purple cloth and e. jacket of purple velvet made much on the blouse style, batbelted in at the waist line with a mrroiv belt of turquoise and amethyst. grrsoft dark hair was partly hidden, prtly revealed by a largo "poke" of parple velvet trimmed with black i plje. The brim was very wide in z front, but narrowed oft to nothing i rt the back. Wide strings of soft black .Iaberty silk ti "1 ,henoath the chin and 4 '·~ ~ ~ " v-~i' ItI r 1 I~ o I 4 it, IN 51 . ": , ý .; ýý.ý/ýýý ail/,ý. .I i 1 I , ":, I ,, BNYSI BLT~E CLTFI GOW iN flOL~bO STYE AXD TIklO LDSI. I as immense buckle of rhinestones and pearls adorned the front of the high ctown. Perhaps the most interesting Ispot at the Bazaar wits the Doll Booth, ihere were exhibited dolls ropresent ig nearly all the well-known actresses a they are dressed in their favorite i'aracters. The doll dressed and sent by Mrs. . MoKinley was much P.dmired. It was -:-.te like a real iufaut,dressed in long aloes, all exqui:itely trimmed with .: laee,and on its breast was 'pinned a .d, white and blue badge and a brooch EOntaining the photographs of Mr. SlDinley and Mr. Hobart. In the rush after bric-a-brae and -iher novelties, toys and jewels, Dame Falhbion is not forgotten, and the -elaroh after some new vagary still - on with more than usual success lseason, for there were never great *opportunnitics for variety in dress deoration. For the woman who need not count 'hes cost of her wardrobe there are ?erflet rainbows in fanyv jeweled Wakles and girdles with which to set i her velvets and satins. But the an with a quick eye for her 4hIces and who must make a good pearance on a small allowance Aill htof all supply herself with a neat itr made gown as the nucleus of a Sod sized wardrobe ; in appearance 4.leaut, such a gown is tdepioted in 'Ueof the accompanvinr slkitches. It si ;t" of a gracefully hian,,iag skirt tUight fitting jacket bodice, fast d down the front by means of tabs soll buttons. With such a gown Sfoundation there is no end of op Itities for making an acceptable gein one's appearance, for it is aStistio accessories of dress that neach a telling point in fashion this eon, A bit of trimming, a touch eolor in the right place or even a dt collar, made with a large bow in foat, will always change the whole of a gown. Tuen the jaunty little so much worn, assists wonder i inp the renovating procoe s. remarkable little jacket can be Sof almost any material, fron to the finest lace, and requires if anything to make it effective. `is Often made of cloth, like the = neatly braided, and then can be SOver any fancy silk or velvet , and thus making a complete his lacket elect can be pro. very easily by sewing bands of nvelvet or tiny frills of chillon one above thte other, one inch on to the bodice in the form of One of Bo0tou's smart wo w re on her last visit to New Svery charming gown in the t yle, an illustration of which l -4\ It was mattde of soft blue ad Was. finished with a full dii~ I front of flowered silk. Tiny frills of - the same silk odgoa the jacket and butterfly bows of the same gave a i dainty finishing touch to the ultra chic sleeves,. er hat was made of blue felt trimmed with a rich plume in a shade to match the garniture on the costume. Undoubtedly theo most popular style of outer coat this season has a tight. fitting back anda loose, double-breast. ed front. Stitching is used consider ably in the way of ornamentation and f gives the much desirel tailor finish. a A leading example of such a jacket, e made of black Kersey and lined with e changeable taffeta, in a rich shade of pe urple, is pictured in this article. Broadcloth is also a prime favorite, many very smart coat and skirt suits being madze of it entirely. One of last week's brides had quite a novel going away gown. It was tailor made, of a dark green mixect material. The skirt was perfectly plain a:d the snugly fit ting jacket bodice was neatly braided across the front in the shape of frogs. To make a change in this suit, the bride had a Watteau coat of dark green broadcloth that harmonized beautifully with the green in her skirt. The jacket hung in loose box plaits from the pointed yoke to a trifle be low the waist line. The high slit col lar was edged with chinchilla and filled in with a ruching of yellow chiffon. Directly in front of the collar was fas tened an immense bow knot of accordion plaited yellow chiffon, the ends of which formed scarfs that hung to the bottom of the jacket. Theatre waists are used d in a great variety and are always sty h lish when worn with the inevitable g black silk skirt which every woman i, should possess, for it is the one thing . needful just at prescnt. Chiffon or silk a bodices that have been worn all sum e mer can, with a black skirt for a foun dation, be made into quite pretty even I. Ing or theatre frocks. A dressy black s velvet figure with drayed revers, or a ; tiny small eton of fur will add an air of i elegance to a very simple bodice. Lace a arranged in a jabot is a pretty addition h to the front and since wide corselet bolts are so much worn and can be made to meet the jac;:et if necessary, : why a bodice may almost be in shreds e and patches indeed and still be quite o up to date. l There are just two sorts of mafls s this season. The superlatively largo and the superlatively small. The 3 former are, of course, always made of fur, sometimes perfectly round and t plain, but oftener trimmed with a e number of tiny tails and "wee" heads 1 that look as cosy as possible nestling t in the soft comfortable far. But, oh! I kI, / I the small muffs I They are "a thing of beauty and a joy--" well, for .a c l season any way. They are scarcely o I ,sao nwy hyaeKley large enough to hold even one hand but what are cold fingers to the maide who carries one of these dainty cot fections? A baud of wide ribbon i frequently the foundation, and at eac end of it arranged a wide fiounce either of velvet or fur, lined with stif ening to make it stand directly ot and faced with soft lace or brocade silk. On the top of the muff ther are ribbons galore, intermixed wit bits of fine lace, among the folds c which nestles a bunch of violets. 0 special occasions the blossoms are real but a bunch of good artificial violet will produce the desired offect. Such: muff could be made at home very easil; and is a good way in which to use u odd bits of ribbons and laces. The costumes illustrated herewit were desiigned by the National Clon Co., of New York. Triumphs and Vicissitudes of a Tenoi Italo Campanini, the once famon tenor, who died on Nov. 23, at Parm: Italy, had a varied and highly inter esting experience of the triumphs an vicissitudes of life. He sang at on time for eighty cents a night, and r another for a thousand dollars. Ii one season (with Henry E. Abbey) h is said to have been paid $50,000, bu he died poor, as well as voiceless. H was a blacksmith's son, borni i Parm in 1846, and was brought up to hi father's trade, which he first left whe fourteen years old to go soldierin under Garibaldi. He went back to hi anvil after the war, but his vocal abili ties were soon discovered by a musi clan, who happened to hear him sing and set him to a course of study as free pupil in the Parma conservatory At about the age of twenty-one he be gan as an opera singer. He had som success, and made an engagement t travel in Russia at about $241 a month but returned presently to Milan, any studied further with Lamperti. Afte a year's application he appeared in L Scala in '"Faust," and was greatly sue cessful. He sang under Colonel Maple son in London in 1872, and the nex year came to this country, where hi was a highly important member of th notable company which include( Nilsson, Annie Louise Cary, Capoul, and Maurel. At that time his voice was at its best, and he was the greates tenor of the day. His repertoire, too, was remarkable, arid included eight( operas. In 1877 he canme back here, and for six years was very popular ani snceposful as the leading tenor in the old Academy of Music. He was i powerful actor, too, having profited by the instruction of Salvini. After that his voice began to fail, for he tool bad care of himself, and the rest of hit story is the record of unsruccessful ani costly efforts to go on after his career was finished. Personally he was simple and unaf fected, much liked by many friends, and exceedingly popular on amph grounds with the public. He bought an estate near Parma when money war plenty with him, and though his late, losses ate into it, part of it was still left to him when he died.-Harper'( Weekly. A Gun That Pitches a Baseball. A Princeton professor, Mr. Hinton, has invented and. patented a gun that pitches a baseball which curves in its flight accor:ling to the intentions of the marksman. Mr. Hinton is an Englishman, a graduate of Oxford, who came to Prirncoton from Yokoha ma, where he had a boys' sch.ol. He wasa constant cricketer in England, and long before he came to this coun try had developed an interet in the American practice of pitching baseballs in curves. When he got to Princeton he learned how to do it himself. Then he determined tuat the Princeton bats men needed much more practice than the pitchers they had could give them, for pitching cured balls is very hard wors and uses men up. So he set to work to mnake's machine that would pitch, and after a great deal of study and experiment he seems to have snc ceeded. His maichine is a gun, the power is powdler, and it is saidto work well, so that it promises to be as useful to the Princeton nine as the tackling machine which is kept in the Princeton gymnasium haP been to the eleven. £hus again has Intellect deaspatched a 'rankenstein to compete with human thews and perhaps cheapen labor. To .ave invented a pitcher is great, though the human element in pitcbers is iutercsting, and it is lilely to be tome time before the machine wholly ;upersedes the man. The spot where Lhe human element might be oliminat d to advantage is the umpire's place. If, while his mind is still on sport, lr. t!inton can invent an umpire rhobe hall prove accurate and reliable, ud adanptable to ibaseall, football, inm prize fights, he will not only do a :rrat service to the cause of sport, ut make bis own lortunoe in the pro :eass. All thap is wanted of an umpire s accuracy add prompt action. One vith a dial face and ''"works" in him, ncapihle of prejudice or error, would e ideal.--Har'per's Weekly. Long-live! Triplets, The death of Matthew Anderson )rant at his home in Burrville, Conn., lday or two ago, leaves but 9ne of he celebrated Grant triplets, who, up o 18.12, were the oldest in the world; n October of that year Daniel Augus us died, at.d now there remains only Villiam Allen, who lives in Burrville n feeble health. 'Ihe triplets were torn in 1821, in the town of Torring on, Conn., which in 18J1 celebrated he seventieth anniverlary of their ,rth. The three brothers married nd all had large families. Shawl Provides a .Monument. In disposing of her estate of 55000, 'annie (i. V. hlatch direCts'!er exeeUn ,r to dispose of her india shawl, "as on as a suenitable purchaser can be btained for the sums, and the pro eeds to be nused solely for the par* base and erection of a suitable vault z tomb."-Philadelphia Record. RIVERS OF GOLD. a STRIKING SCENES AT MINES IN THE BLACK HILLS. Different Methods Used to Woo the Precious Metal From Its Ores How Mountains Are Robbed --illions Run Wasted. f - EADWOOD is a big hole in the ground; Lead City is strung along a deep furrow climbing the range. The r former has a more pretentious and 3 metropolitan aspect, with some neat shops and handsome blocks of brick h and stone. Its dwellings seem to k stand on shelves in circling tiers up the steep mountain side, and their iwindows overlook the streets below. At night these towering mountain s galleries are aglow with the lights of 1, many windows, and one might imagine himself looking at some marvel of modern architecture. There's a feature of night life in t Deadwood that is beautiful and more 1 fas'inating than the games of chance e -the rivers of molten metal, the cas t cades of flowing slag and smoking, e fiery gold; the scintillating flood spout s ing out of the forehearths and illu s minating the darkness, the miniature a Vesuvii of powdered ore below the 3 chutes growing with red avalanches a fresh from the Toaster. From one of the forehearths they have made a winding course of sand, " perhaps sixty feet long, into which the fiery product of the furnace flows rich with gold-so rich that a pot of it no larger than an old-fashioned potato a kettle would sell for $150. It is liter > ally a river of gold-the precious metal can be plainly distinguished as I it comes smoking from the furnace and r sinks in the flood, being heavier than the metals from which it is parting company. This process of fusing the ore, which is more spectacular than any other, is employed by one of the companies. The ore is shoveled into the furnace with coke, lime rook and pyrites of iron, which are used for fusing. The fire is used with a blast of wind that would run a Presidential campaign. The slag flows out of the furnace over the perforated top of the forehearthb and the weight of the gold carries it through the perforation into the fore. hearth, while the slag flows over it; then the forehearth is tapped and the " mat of gold and silver is drawn into a pot on trucks. S When the mat is cooled it is beaten a with ausledge hammer and shipped to 1 Omaha to be separated. The roots of the tree of evil have 1 many branches that grip the hills round about Deadwood. No loss hot and suggestive is the mill of the chlorination works, where the gold is kept in tanks-a yellow liquid that l looks like sweet cider. Here the ore is pulverized and then fed into big barrels of iron, revolving horizon tally, where it is roasted to get rid of the sulphur by a flame that shoots t through a big hole in one end of the barrel. The powdered ore is then treated I with chlorine gas, whereupon the gold t, flows out of it in solution. Then it is R churned awhile in a big, lead lined c tank until the gold comes like butter i in a black powder that settles to the bottom. To be more severely scien- w titfic, the gold and other metals are b precipitated by adding sodium sul- . phide to the solution and stirring it ic to hasten and intensify this chemical action. The gold is then caught "in a o series of cloth strainers, which are c burned to release the metal. There is still another process of a pulling the leg of mother nature in the Black itills. It is called the tl cyanide process. At the mill of this ti company the powdered ore is run into R great circular vats and treated with d oyanide of potassium, after which the ri gold is leached out of it in solution. ai This liquid then flows through a series D of boxes, each of which is filled with a zinc shavings. The szince loves the te gold and seizes it, and the two are g wedded for a season--trm.til Monday of the succeeding week, to be exact- ii when they are divorced by fire, the is gold being cast into bricks and sent to t the money changers. f The mill would look like a common ta cheese factory if it were not so dirty. fe The air is rank with fumes, and one of s the workmen told me it made whiskers in grow in his windpipe, by which he It meant to say no doubt, that it was a serious offeuce to his lungs. The Iomestake mine at Lead City is the most monumental hole in the ground in the Black Hills, and I fancy la it would be hard to find the like of it h anywhere else. They say that Hearst, tb Lounsberry, Haggin and others le bought it some twenty years ago for pi one hundred thousand dollars. Since d then they have taken out of it hard ar on to a hundred million dollars. They ul have ground up several of the ever- Il lasting hills, so cal!ed, and torn the bowels out of two mountains. Now al they say there is enough paying ore in sn sight to last twenty years. so There is a rapid stream flowing of along the road to Lead Oity that is red, te as if stained with the blood of the lo mouniaina standing rent and sore a about Lead City. The shaft is nine hundred feet deep, and the ore com- Li ing up the hoist at the top of the sa mountain is fed into the roaring mus- e zles of the great verticlo crushers. te Then it takes a slide to the stamo mill of down the gulch. Here four hundred s and sixty big iron shafts are pounding sti up and down upon the ore like pile drivers. Probably the roar' of a hi thousand canuon would not appeal bi more strongly to the senses. One's rir loudest shout cannot be heard even by re his own ears. oo The ore is fed,to the stampsthrough be a sort of hopper, and the powdered mi product drops into an artificial river, 1ii which flows over a long eeries of in- th alined planes covored with'quiokailver. of c.~.·I C.·-.~..i.r~~u:.?il,~- ~ X The quicksilver seizes the gold and makes it a prisoner. They say, how ever, that three-quarters of a million dollars' worth of gold gets away from them every year and washes down the creek. Some consider this a rather high estimate, but the fact that men make good wages by working in the water down the creek shows that a large quantity of gold goes to waste every year. When the quicksilver has its hands full of gold the tables are scraped and the amalgam wrapped in large cloths, like towels, and wrung and squeezed by hand. The quicksilver bursts through the meshes of the cloth in shiny globules until the ball of amal gam is reduced to the size of a goose egg, when the gold is melted out of it. -New York Herald. Gather Skulls For a Living. About five and forty miles below Portland, on the Oregon side of the Columbia, the broad expanse of water here flows without a ripple, and it is as deep and still as death. Just above this point is "Coffin Rock," which wes the starting place to "the happy hunting ground" of the various Ore gon tribes of Indians, but the high water of 1862 swept Coffin Rock of all its deposits to the point below. Here the overflowing waters of nearly half a century ago lodged the remains of many tribes, high and dry, literally moving the last resting place or their dead, for no Pacifio coast tribe ever buried their dead below the surface of the earth. Some hedged them about with rooks, above the ground, leaving the face upward and exposed. Others put a bark covering over them, while others were sus pended from limbs or left in the forks of trees. Time has robbed every form of its substance and left only the whitened bones and bleached skulls. Students, dentists and physicians are eager to secure these trophies for articulation. So great is the demand that at least one man has for years followed the hazardous business of gathering these skulls for the market. It is risky, for the few remaining In dians still keep vigil over the remains of their dead,, and to be caught in the act would mean a prisoner in the re cesses of the neighboring mountains, followed by a death of slow torture, for no quarter or mercy would be shown the victim. Still, knowing this, Howard Clause, n' recluse, nightly risks his hlife to gather thesegrinning,whitened skulls, snd every now and then a box of large rnd small skulls is shipped from Port. land, Oregon, to the various noted Seats of medical and dental learning in theEast.--San Francisco Call. Wonderful Natural Ice Formation. The people of Scott County, Vir ginia, are thinking of making a popu .ar attraction out of a wonderful ledge )f ice which has been found there. Why it does not melt under the warm Virginia climate is a mystery. This natural ice house is situated on ,he north side of Stone Mountain, and ibout six miles from the mouth of a small stream known as Stony Creek. Lhe marvel is said to have been known o at least one of the early settlers, a Ifr. Danridge, who, it is alleged, dis- f :overed it while deer hunting away I >ack in 1830. J Owing to the fact that tho land on vhioh it was situated could not be )ought, Mr. Danridge positively re 'used to tell of the whereabouts of the ose ledge. He only visited the place rhen it was absolutely necessary to btain a supply of ice to be used in ase of sickness. The old man died many years ago nd from that time the location of 'Danridge's Ice Mine" was unknown, he old gentlemen having never even 1 aken his own family into the secret. iece.tly, however, a party of herb iggers visited the unfrequented egion oontingent to Stone Mountain, nd rediscovered the lost ice mine, 1 )uring two or three months in the middle of summer the ice is only pro. acted from the sun's rays by a thick rowth of moss. The formation of the ice layer is sim alr to that of a coal vein, being thin s some places and thicker in others, lie average thickness being about four oct. Persons of some scientific at inments who have visited the place ar the purpose of studying the wonder my that it has the appearance of hav ag been there since the time of the •s Age.--Now York Journal. 1 X fIays for the Mllind, A young girl was taken to Edison's boratory, in Orange, N. J., to have or head examined by the X rays for ie purpose of locating a cranial mion, which, it was believed, had ressed upon the optic nerve and ren ered her blind. No lesion was found, ad the rays were then turned directly pon the subject's eyes, when she deo ared.she saw light. She was able to toll the different iapes of objects before her eyes while iffused with the X rays, and de iribed them accurately. In the case i a disc of brass she even was able to 11 the color, saying that it wais yel. >w. The experiment was considered great success. Speaking about experiments in St. t onia and San Francisco, Mr. Edison iid that all the accounts that he had a ,en spoke of the sight being restored impeorarily to the patients by me'as I the fluoroscope. This, he paid, Was 1 impossibility, as the fluoroscope opped the X rays entirely. tie said he was experimenting on imself, closing hi3 eyes and being Lindfolded. In this way he could r- t ye at more accurate results, for be sason that he knew absolutely the ,ditions prevailing, and woull rot t a dece:ved by an appearance such as ight be the case with a blind m mn. e is having ep ,cial a)paratn male at will still murther develol, this side the queotion.-Washington etar, -· I· A PROPOSAL IN FOUR QUESTIONg "Can you?" he asks with pleading vofle , . "Can you, and make my heart rejoice?'! i Coolly and calmly waves her fan; Calmly and coolly it comes: "1 can." "Do you?" he asn in a trembling tone` "Do you, and love but me alone?" Looking at him with eyes so blue; Slowly but truly it comes: "I do." "Will you?" he asks with bated breath. ' Silence reigni, it is still as death, "Will you?" he queries lower "till, Softly and sweetly it comes: "I wilL" "May I?" with joyful voice is said. Quickly the pretty face grows red; "May I?" again he needs must say. .Trembling and blushing she says: "You may." -Harlem Lif. PITH AND POINT. The love that endureth all things- &elf-love.-Puck. To artists who express despair Of touching Fortune's hem, ,/ We beg to say, things aren't so bad. As they have painted them. Force of Habit: Actor (who has just shot a rabbit in the field, surprised "Why is there no applause?"-Flip. gende Blaetter. He (moodly)--"Thousands of men have killed themseles for love." She (blandly)- "Pardon me-for the want of it."-Now York Journal. All He Could Do: With the first pull the boll-rope parted. The sexton was in despair. Then a happy thought struck him, and he wrung his hands, -Indianavolis Journal. Satisfied: Friend-"I see that the papers are complaing of overcrowding on the cars of your line." Street rail way Director- "Yes,business has been' fairly good of late."--Brooklyn Life.i Emma-"And, Charlie dear, would you have really shot yourself if I had refused you?" "Indeed I would! I had already sent to four houses for prioe lists of revolvcrs."-Fliegendo Blaet ter. A small boy, who noticed for the first time the gold filling in his aunt's teeth, exclaimed, to the dismay of all at the table, "Oh, Aunt Mary, I wish [ had copper-toed teeth like yours 1" Elarper's Bazar. Oldboy-"Say, plumber, you are a very improvident man, leaving those pieces of lead, nuts and screws lying ibout. They'll surely be lost." Leadly.. -"Oh, no, sir. You'll find 'em all in the bill l"-Harlem Life. "I may be in humble circumstances,' but my connections are certainly of the highest." Throwing his rope deftly about a chimney top, the laborer re unmed his task of tearing down an old home,-New York Journal. "Ob, children, you are so noisy to lay. Can't you be a little quieter and letter?" "Now, grandma, you must )e a little considerate, and not scold is. You see, if it wasn't for us you wouldn't be a grandma at alL "-Tit 3its. In the Omnibus: Conductor-"Beg pardon, madame,but these coppers are ounterfeit." Lady-"Oh, excuse me. teep those as a fee. Here are some ood ones." Conductor (with a deep ow)-"Many thanks, madame."-Le igaro. Utah's Great Spring. "I believe that Utah will one day roduce more mineral wealth than any tate in the entire country," remarked gentleman who had at one time made tour of the country, "When I was n the then Territory, I ma le a pros eoting trip into the Uiutah reserva ion, located in the northeastern cor er of the State. During the trip nyself and partner came upon one of he most remarkable curiosities in the Vest, a spring of mineral water. Enough had bubbled out upon the ;urface of the ground to have satis led the demand for ten years, It was hen worth $4 a pound, and was used or the insulation of electrio wires, et there was enough in sight at half he price to have made we two rich or life, if we conld have carried it to narket, i ''Two things stood in the way-the nandate of the Government and the lifiiculty of transporting the stuf ,verland some Eeveral hondred miles nto Provo. One of those days the: ~eservation will be turned into the ublio domain, and the wealth it con ains will flow into somebody's ockets. As it is now, not a soul is ermitted to trouble a single of its esources. Well, we passed on and ft the spring with a sigh that might .:re been heard at Frisco."-Neorw )rieans Times.Democrat. Itesurrect on of Files. TChe resurrection of flies iby burial. a cigar-ash, a phenomenon which has ccently created considerable interest f scientific ciroles, must not he put own to the credit of the nineteenth entury. It was known 1700 years go to Lucia, a Grecian of Satnmosaka,t rho writes: "If a little ash is strewed na dead fly,the creature will undergo complete rebirth, which ahou ,I be & stisfactory proof of the uimmortality f the fly soul, since the latter is able o return to its body, take possession fit, animate it, and cause it to fly way."-Pittsburg Dispatch. Curiou' lior'ra of ,Lie Insurance, . A cnrious form of lie'o insurance is prnging up in France under the tme of "La Fourmn" (the ant). The eculiarity is that the longer a man ves the less h!s hilrs become en tMed to. The avmentof $1 i mnontha a ires the pay ment of $1000) to the firA of a mon dlin.' bebore the age of iirty-ei~ht, the pa, nient diminishing roprtion:telyi to about .500 at tifty. noe, the des b Ilng that, if a man diue una, lis children will require hIelPlf at that when be is fifty they will bo. ole to earn their own livin.--PittEl arg Dispatch.