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TVrelv-Etiil E.litimi, March S-H, l1fi. ' 3 V Bedtime Story For tLe Little O nes "UncJe Wiggily and the Pussies." By HOWARD, B. GARIS. IU NCLE WIGGILY LONGKA11S, the kind old rabbit gentleman, was honninir alone In the woods in nt of his hollow stump bungalow morning, and every now and then, would stoop over and look at the ' mind. Vrhat are you doing-, Wlggy. if I ' ask" ' inquired Nurse Jane Fuzzy '.ry. the muskrat lady who kept ' ' nungalow nice and neat for the "nny uncle. Tou may ask, and I will tell you," irlitelv answered Mr. Longears. "I rii looking to see if any flowers are . "wing in the wood." hat ' Flowers growing this time ' " r " cried Miss Fussy Wtissy. "It Tii u ti too early'" j Win, It was the first or spring u other day:" said Uncle Wiggily. "I ould think the flowers would bo ikinff up now, and putting their "ails out from under the brown earth- I nlvcts. under which they slept all mi It . ' li. no " laughed Nurse Jane. "First must have some April showers to n- Ala flowers." tl! 1 am going to keep on look- t said L'ncle Wiggily. "I may find a flower m the woods, or, if I do not, II have an adventure. Either one v iild he nice." -o amy hopped the bunny uncle, ' i nig on his red, white and blue .. rii. i pole striped rhoumatlsm crutch. i'h Nurse Jane had nicely spockled with pink candy for him on account ' sprint? coming. xnd. all of a sudden, he slipped In ' II' tie puddle of water, and presto chango' off flew h glasses and were truit.-n all to pieces. ')h. dear"' cried Uncle Wiggily. i king up the bits. "That's too bad. I n ust take these glasses to the black s' mtii shop to have them mended. I hopi I don't lose my way, for without in i glasses I am almost as blind as a i it in daylight. But I will do the i -t I can." V ith, the pieces of his broken glasses hi Ins pocket. Uncle Wiggily went ilniig through the woods. He peered 'ins v and that, for the sun hurt ins eyes when he bad no glasses, but Mill he could see a little bit. Then, i I t once. Uncle Wiggily, looking ii i"utfh the trees, said: h . here comes Mrs. Wibblewooble, n d nek lady, I do declare." I nele Wiggily made his necktie tidy i ii. I smooth, and pulled down his vest, f" lie wanted to look nice. Then he ji i.!i a low bow and said: How do you do, Mrs. Wibble wobble? im glad to meet you In the woods." I ut th re was no answer, and Uncle W i n k i h ".aid . li 1 wonder if she beard me? I J. i Mr. Wibblewobble isn't getting il if He looked again where he thought Ii' hid seen the duek lady, and, lo! it " i nnlv a stump that looked like .Mi s Wibblewobble w-li. Well cried Uncle -Wiggily. ' hii t see at all well without my fhspii What a mistake to make!" He 1 niched and walked on, and. In' iii soon he thought he saw Mrs -tulit nl the lady bear, mother to Ned i ind Heckle Stubtail t h liow do you " begun Uncle "U iiTBiI and then he saw It was only nig Mark stone on the ,woodland pith .i' Another mistake!" cried the 1 ii n n uncle with a laugh. "I am j km,- luts of them todax." .i he wt nt on toward the blacksmith give them some warm milk. Come along, Pussies!" said the rabbit gentle man. Hut, though ho went close to the bush, the pussies did not jump from It into his paws. "I guess they are too frightened." said the bunny uncle. "I'll just break off the branch with the pussies on," thought Mr. Longears, "and carry them home that way. Poor little pussies! Bid a bad bow-won- dog scare you? Well, just eome along with vour Uncle Wlggllv. and It will be all right." So the bunny gentleman bioke off the branch with the soft, fuzzy pussies on It and he walked through the woods. "I'll take them to Nurse Jane first," he said, "and then I'll go to the hlack- I smith shop and have my glasses mend ed." Undo Wiggily soon was back at his hollow stump bungalow. "Nurse Jane! Nurse Jane' ' he cried "I've brought you some little pussies on the branch of a bush. A dog chased and seared them up there, and they were afraid to come done. Please get them some warm milk with carrot sauce in." The muskrat lady came running to the door of the hollow stump bungalow She looked at the fuzzy things Uncle Wiggily held out. Then she laughed. "What's the matter?" asked the bun nv uncle. "Why don't you take care of the poor pussies?" "Pussies? Pussies?" laushed the muskrat ladv. harder than before. "Those are pussy willows." "Pussy willows?" sail Uncle Wiggily, surprised like. "Yes, they are the sort, fuzzy Blos soms of the willow bush. They are plants and not an animal at all." "Well, well!" cried Uncle Wiggily. "That shows what it is to be without glasses. I certainly thpught they were real pussies. I must hurry to the black smith's to have my glasses fixed." So he did. and his glasses were soon mended: while Nurse Jane nut the pus- f sy willows in water so they would blos som out into Dig cats. And If the stcpladder doesn't walk off with the cake of soap and have a birthday party for the broom and dust pan, III ten you next aoout unuiw Wiggily and the leaves. Copyright, 1916, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate. What Happened To J are svsss?s w,esw,vsveWNvi Hr MiuiiMA thrhum: in: u.vu:it. Jane Looks Over the First Wife's Clothes. en r'i'i:ii (Copyright 1915, Star empanv j XX.1. lo rrace No 4- Girls V xJarliDg s I alks to -The Traits in a Girl That Men Like J ANK been j on w oolei; The Daily Novelette vonowY 1IOMR. "The man I marry." she remarked, " When she was sweet sixteen. "Must be young, rich, handsome, tall: A king I'll be his quern!" ;. n have his glasses mended. A 1 tei the thought a fallen log - i,t unlfather Goosey Gander, and. i hi- after that, he saw a, pile of I Wives and thought they were t. i mt pi, the scoat gentleman. He -' idling to shake paws with the . . wii'ii he got near enough to th ,i lie had made another mis- tb I .1 i- . II well'" tried Unrle Wiggily. it i rtainlv is too bad not to have "' i Kinases once you start wearing 111 1M mi lie wont, a little farther, and he mi soon to a place where some bush fv u.ie growing Up in the bushes a nttli way from tho ground. Uncle Wlg Kilv saw some soft, furrv fuzzy things ji.iched on the branches. oh the dear little pussies!" cried rabbit gentleman. "Some dog must 1 e come along here and chased them i p in the bushes I'll get them down. lurt b' afraid, little ones.'. "I won t 'e anvhndv harm you. Come to your I i rle A iggily'" The iniTiny uncle hopped up and held t Ins tihh to the fuzzx things. They I 1 not pi-ak to him Hut tint s all right," he said. "They ire toi, frightened even to mew. I'll iakf then home and Nurse Jane will OWN three gold mines on the upper Yazpo," he said persuasively. She shook her head and put a dab of powder on her retrousse nose. "I possess a house and lands in every capital of the world Berlin. Spring field. Paris. Yinker'a Center all of them!" She stifled a yawn and rubbed a little powder on her nose. "Out in Hick, Montana, there are 6,000 acres of rolling prairie, and on each acre J000 head of cattle may be seen grazing any sunny day. and it all belongs to me," ho went on. "Really?" she said Indifferently, as she applied a bit of powder to her nose. "I own 15 banks, nine railway lines and 300 plumbing 'establishments !" he crieL "Well, well." she jai-nwl. deftly brushing her noso with powaer. "Out in the Yosemite," he said, "there is a groat natural fare-powder geyser, perpetually spouting a quality of powder that Is absolutely unique and most distinctive and cannot be dupli cated in the stores. Th.U geyser is mine" "Wawbash!" she cried happily, and hitrled herself into his arms. and Augustus Reees had married for six weeks before the subject of the bride s clotnes was again mentioned between them. There was to be a church sonnble the following week and Augustus an nounced that he wished his wife to attend it "I don't care to hae ou running around the countr without me, he said, "but I am willing to have you t-n to church affairs when I am along It would look queer if anybotb as im portant in the cllimh as 1 am did lift bring his wife to sociables and so forth. What hae ou got to wear"" "M new suit," replied Jane "You've worn that to chuuh both Sundays siiue you've been back, he objected "JJesidcs that, it isn't fan y enough." , , , "It is veiv prettj," Jane insisted. "Before I was married, my plain little suit with a silk shirt waist was quite nice enough for me to wear to sociables and church purposes " "When vou were a girl you were not rnv wife," Augustus reminded her. "That makes the difference between ...... i. ... ....... r wmt nannU in juu men iiu jiu. ,v ,..-" .- j iij Know mat l can uress jou utrni ,..ii you ever were dressed before. And I want you to look nice when you re out with me." Again she understood that as his possession she was expected to do him credit. "I am sorry," she forced herself to say, "but as I told you when we were in town I have no handsome di esses, nor any that are what you call "fanc ' And as I am going out so little I don't need them." "Going out so little"" he repaeted. "You go out as much as most wives, I guess." She summoned courage to dispute that statement. "I don't Augustus. Most of the iirla in Milton who hae married have kept up their intimacy with their girl friends, and go to their neighbors' houses or their negihbors run in to see them. I am not beginning that way, and I'm afraid people think I'm not very sociable." "I don't care what they think"' re torted Reeves. "At least I don't care what a lot of silly chits of girls think. You married a mature man. with sense and position, not a boy with no idea outside of having a good time. I've no desire to gad about the countrj. and sicce that's so, you, as my wife, ought not to want to go anywhere I don't want to go. ' He stopped, then, as she remained silent, resumed. "But that's got noth ing to do with the matter in hand. When I do go out and when I do take ou, you must dress well ou can make oer clothes all right, you? ilnmbl. The told of the place chilli rt h'r .Simi thi fiont of the lnimeim. j, nrit stood .i large cedar chest This Augustus unlocked Inside wei, mi oils p.iriels Kiap,.ed in piper ami labeled in .i neat handwriting r hai' .Mar: pack these aw.n mil ugustus explained h.ive he,- take tin in bruhh them and pack B GRACE DARLING. parcels, one at h J-ht labels as lie IM I ! k tll'Mll K ( I Jrf 1H ful, an tlieni. them h.ich Ho rtm eI the time, ic.idiny alouU did ' - .iMim.,, MwI. liU.K olvet riMt. te.I m!k dissMhnts th. me r ml. I tuoun pinple nidiMn whit. w r.iimt'i (Jfeiiriett.i w.. a pieat on foi Hearing -rappeis in the morning) -Krav cioth bint -that aeen.s e an me nig pieces. with a be hi ltite red look- ?L uress ism here' And w here s that civet dress the blue one" 1 in i :uu niey re not nere iie i re j tin .No he exclaimed "Thi.-.e not Ainl the weie here when I looked through Hub chest last What in ihundei s become of them"" sam ne waned as if for a renl Strut k bv A Mllririon nlo u.i., to the head of the stairs. The Clmriiilng nn(r merfcnn Mnr- Inu: Picture Mnr. top right. Jlfi international News Ser u e 'ilvL. risKcti me lutw .s.Jif cm make herpelf popular with men I wish I knew how to answei Miit iiu. -.lion hut it' the riddle or the sph i th.it unnifii h.if htt i 1 1 iiip, in ue'i e i mih mii first umther dis o ircd that iii in, tl 1 Mil Wfiinm to oui nr ii ii a1 papa Noliod has ei !et u ahl to f- plain h men floi k a iiJid .omr on i-irl like bees jrom.'l a hone pnl while .iiintli.-i giil, i.-t i gtifid lMk iiik. as intilhgtnt and : s well dreieil is left pa pel in g the wall at P er party to which -he ;rs ror wh on .irtiii.in f.tn m.iir '-i hiisonnrli nrnl I decl-arc" 'another woman n w r fifn gets out tne oiaeh. poor little nronos.il of mirmgi Tioin what I can lea:", the set rt of popularity la a .online that .Heg with differ nt gen rations or men el- 1)P T I d.ij as out nofds iffhet ours th. things that made a gn 1 a belle we fragility of bodj and weakness of mind. 4 linclng Ines. Ml th most admired heroines famt'Ml at eei slight sh ek man of them ip malids that spent thm ! ou thej re not here"' .with different gen. rations f i r-iarea at Jane as if expecting nordIng io old fashioned noel ij. m Mie said feeb! Aren't whuh m.iv he uiipnied to reflect tli .i.i i ne roarea tu a voiie that ' time ielnrng on out hey, and none . echoed throiluh the mi-pi rtmto ,t . inf tlmm . . r i'ntf 4h( d an on i ti inn hlif ' ndmo im 1 , i -. . ....c u i.. ic uick no o hear ' I want j on' (To rte Continued 1 A Series of Infinite Humor LittleBoLmVsP; HE PJtOVIiS ms. MILI, IN PIRI'ims IIV WII.I.M'ir F. KIIIIC. r AST nite 1 had to do sum problems in anthmetick, thav was in mesh urments t thay was bfful hard. Ma was going to help me as soon as the j ent a good appearance, but the don't company was gone, but Ta sed he wud 'n?'St on ner oemg a living picture. help me I guess Pa wanted to show r cpifssd an opinion. 'Intitr a iha noa r.k.l niiti inil 1tt V Im do her thinking foi h. r And thc J were all laving, tearing beauties and , weie iei cold and disdainful to the j suitors who came a-wooing j That kind of a girl wouldn't be I popular now Xo man would go near j a girl who was always swooning for f f'ar he might get a slcklv wife if he i named h r. and, nnywa. he likes a girt who is an outdoor girl, and can , v.lk and pla golf, and row r boat, and ro a good (hum ' Men also like gnls who hae got j Siod sense, and their own point of I icw. and with whom the can caii en an ini ingent con erpaiion. nd t don't think men are 30 pnr ticularly keen about beaut. Thev lik" a girl to be nice looking, and well; roomed, nnd well dressed, and to prt- fcSK MP-kABIBBLE; W I CRlt V? A VOUffSUEW .m AFTER AWHIIH CEMTFAL t&S B AJWuMER NCKEUVJHO SH0UI5 PAyTUE-MxiN lAiy OR ME? Bonn rur im a nickel a lAJE CEVtmAL JEW , JUPfc QT Vsfm ' rsvs. . j. "Yes." she said dully. "1 cin: but I have none that could be improved by making; over." "Well. I have some for you," he an nounced. "My first wife had some very pood ciotnes tninps mat cost money, I can tell you. And they're packed in a chest up in the attic. I'm going to t;ive jou some of them. She was larger than jou. and taller, so you can alter them all right for yourself." "Oh. no!" .lane casped "No! I can't. I don't want them, Augustus please I don't'" He regarded her with indigenant amazement. "You don't want them Perhaps ou think they'ro not good enough? 'Well they are better than anything1 ou ever had in lour life There's a good black silk and a dark red one. The black one's extra fine for Henrietta, wore it only a couple of times. She would bc it that last winter she was alive, though I thought at the time she'd never get the good of it. But I always let her spend her own money as she pleased. She had aplenty. She wasn't poor like you." Jane felt a wild inclination to laugh at the grotesqueness of It all, and at ' the same time felt as if she would scream at the horror of it. I "But but " sho stammered, "thev j were hers, not mine. I don't want j them. Augustus off how smart he is. The first problem was How much pa per will it taik to paper a room 10 bj lu bv 10. H.i Jl.i, sed Pa, that is sum room, 10 bv lv by 1. A reglar Ten room seil Pj. .Maybe thev wanted It to pla tennis m or reed Tennyson s poemi in. Ha Ha. Well Boblne. sed P.i. that is a laiy easv probltm Ten times ten times teii is ten t lions. mil, as I make it, sed Ta. so it wud taik about ten thousand feet of can't I paper Imloding the bolder. Pa sed mat is a lot or paiper, I hope the pei"- pul that this problem if about are well I fixed, sed Pa. ! You got that one long. I toald Pa That ain t the anser in the back of the book. Then the book is rong. sed Pa. I am going to rite to the hoard of cducashun. Tht var idea of hawng books in the skools to mislead the ung. I guess you will find that the apser in the book is rite, sed Ma. You must remember, husband dear, that you are ! discourse about her passion for grand Aot Beauties. Look nbout ou and oti will see j th it theie are very few mai i led v omen who would ever lae got the blue ribbon In a beaut show. My adiiee to any girl who wants to i make herst If popular with men would be to learn how to do the things that ' men like to do how to dance, how to ' plav a good i;ame of bridge, how lo pla golf or tennis Men are not built of the stuff of whith mart rs ire ' ivr.de. and no man is going to a-sk i Kill tc danre who treads all ovei his i f t, or to plav bridge with bim if clio I trumps his aie. .S'or is he going to I refrani from amusing himself in the wav he likes Dest in order to sit around a house and entertain a girl who doesn t do things I In these days a girl who wants beaux has got 'to put hers' If in an attitude to iereie the blessing," as old fashioned Methodists used to sa Then a girl should cultnate tact in i dealing with men. When a man takes girl to tne movies sne snouion i getting old & forgetful. A man that rorgets to cum hoam lots of times is Iikelj to forget his arith-metlck. No, sed Pa. that Is ono of the wtin derfnl things about me. I never forget what I Karned in my young das. Things that happened to me in later ears I am llkelv to forget, tho I shall never he abel to forget our marriage, said Pa. but mv whole childhood stands out like a butlful picter hanging on a wall. Hu wunderful man. sed Ma, I will br; ion a box of yure favorit cigars aggenst a new hat for me that tho in ner is rite. We will call up professor Rav & leeve it to him. So they called up profesor Hay & h gaiv the same anser as the anser In the book. Beefoai ion pay yure bet, sed Ma, are jou satisfied? o. sed Pa But professor Rav is a authoritv, sed jia. opera. When he treats ner to oeer and randwiches she needn't spend the t'me talking about truffles and cham pagne, nor. when he takes her on the street car, need she tell now some rtler man alwajs brings around a Tinousine. The Bight tiny. Yet I ha'ie heard gills commit these rr blunders, and then wonder win the'man that they had made feel small an I st.ngy didn't oome back to see ibrm again. The onlv way that a girl can repay a man for his attentions In bv show-ins him that she appreciates them, and you'll always find that the frarfaa3as5uafta8ag53a A Delightful Photographic Study of Grace Darling. I npular girls ar The g rls rhi make a man feel as if lie were ir m th-m tre times tr t' "t 1 e- no matter how s:m,i!e is tht pleasure Above aP, i think that the nai for a g.il to riake herself popular wth m n is to be good natured and companionable, readv to enter whole heartedly into anv kind of innocent ftin That kind n a girl makes ain fei 1 that she s just a chum. ar' ti , she Isn t trin.r 'o nirry ' im llkfs to l,e with h. r for that rp i But nobod can gne a -rirl vii . and-dned recipe for popularity Tl -ingredients and the flavoring hive t be changed to suit each indiwriii! man. I can't help it if you do or not," he returned. "You may as well quit that 1 Then the telefone Is out of order, sed sillv notion here and now, because I'm p, r wm nav the net hut under m- i going to give some of them to you. ' vot all of them at once but a couple j urst, and maybe later I'll let you have I more. Come on upstairs to the attic I with me now.' I He strode upstairs and Jane, with out a word, did his bidding. At the door leading up into the attic he paused, went into his room for n bunch of keys from his dresser drawer, then mounted the attic stairs, mo tioning Jane to follow. She came, still pay the bet. nut under di-o- lesi. You bet you will pay the bet. sed Ma. I will get the hat tomorrow A have it charged to ou. my grate math-ma-tishun. I guess Pa doesn't calr much for arithmetic now. Guv M. Tripp, chairman of the board of directors of the Western Electric company began his business career as a bookkeeper. Baffling Puzzle of Universe oS"Se MysleofMars3 T SCHOOL DAYS & bvTTsrh M 1 rOV r9rt -sVt By DWIG I .? rU1 HED"" ftlp wi sir lie 1 " ' - " i i ii -TO 5 " iite.uK n y s &KWr . m ter J r Insert. U DWrte0 ti7o $ &Sd- W- kh wi . J.Ge . Suttee TacHeRrx 1-fi-iSiM Jw A 5we , Jbi we MEET WSHf CMWS FQiS0'- J VAe J1----- L J B KIII7TT P. 'EIIVt. RK thej digging on Mars, or is there nobodv there to dig The whole question of the existence and of the activities of those Martian giants is again thrown into the melt ing pot a recent report of the di rector of the British Astronomical as sociation, who expresses the belief that the "canals" ir the northern hemi sions. And this report conies exactly at the moment when Percital Lowell, at the Flagstaff observator. announces that the "canals" in the northern hemls sphere of the planet are de eloning pre cisely in accordance with expectations based on the theorx that it is water supplied by the melting or the polar snows which causes their visibility. This is really one of the most in teresting debates of our time. It is Nan intellectual duty for eery intelli gent human neing to pay attention to it. There is that other world hanging above us in the sky. circling with us around the sun, with day and night flitting over its surface, as it spins on its axis, just as the do over the surface of our globe, and in almost ex actly the same period of time (-1 hours). Its alternating seasons are like ours, though each nearly twice as long; its surface is diided into pei manently marked regions which make It resemble, except in the detail of out lines, a school globe of the earth. Its snowy caps alternately expand and con tract about each of its poles, the same Phenomenon that occurs about the poles of tho earth, though here the melting is never so extensive, because appar ently, the quantity of snow is vastly greater with us than on Mars. All these are facts about which there Is irtuall no dispute The great question then is: "Is. that earthlike planet inhabited or not"' Not to take an interest in that question would he simply stupid. Granted that we cannot go to Stars 6t present; granted that we cannot, even com municate with Mars at present, are those good reasons for feeling no in terest in the question whether it is an Inhabited world like ours" And as to communication, we have mid progress in the last -.'ii earsi which should make us very hnrv about I denving the possibility of extending communication anvwhere. We know that the waes of light easily ln er.se I the gieat gulf of space, and thit elei - trie wais g, eierj where, and Iighr I and electricit have proved themselves mareioiiH Ariels ror us. one or the other of them going at our bidding wherever n half tried to send them. But this bi an. h of the question is for the future Whethe- we ever communi cate with mtelliKMit hemes en another shore of the ethereal ocean or not. we. for the satisfa. tioir of our intellectual cunositx, whnh is one of the indkrs of our seini-divinity, want to know whether such beings aie there or are not there Life is what Interests us, and wliei ever r see the slightest indications of its existniie a thrill of curiosit must run lhioi.h us, tog. ther with a desire to find out all wi can about it Suppose that Columbus ift'r thor oughly exploi int m, in i. h id returned with proof th a ii was entir. i lifeless I-urope woi.nl haw tuiiu.i it-" back on the New 1Yoi i I . i J n t hflne a de to see it, as v 11, 1 f, 1 - moon would in 10 years have Mrtuallj furso,. i 's istf-nre I' 't MiDpiiM on tin i in i li i nil Hi it oluiiibi'" lint i i Jv i nuitiiiK fbjl he I ll ili rrea. -nip! indiri tlons of life n Amen a i o Eurore would never hm e rested until It had found out whethei that life actually existed and what it was like. There we see- the reason why Mars is vastl morf interesting than the moon, whatexer life may once hax-e fiilArnml it hut Mars flhnw ttmnv fea tures which we know, from our own i network, but that the exoerience. are associated with the I """ i""- presence ot life The "canals" are by no means the only features of this kind. They, m fact, are more or less mxsterious and doubtful objects. It is usuully sup posed by those who are not familiar with the subject that the visible "canals" are the actual irrigating chan nels in whose artificial construction Mr. Lowell believes. In fact. Mr. Lowell's Idea is tha those channels are too small to be seen with any telescope, and that the "canals" are simply long, narrow bands of irrigated land, which become visible at certain seasons through the growth of egetation, stimulated by the supplv of water brought from the melting polar snows. gantic engineering operations goi -r on there, by means of which the irri (ration is maintained and extended Now Mr. Antoniadi, of the Brl -association, avers that the "canals i not. as Lowell asserts, unbroken i i - extending thousands of miles m a 'rt i' appeal an r iy a MSual T- i lusion which combines a large numbr of separated spots, and the edges shaded regions, into the semblance i r liner objects. But even if this be so, it does i. r contiax-ene the asst rtion that thesr spots never make their appearance un til the polar snows have begun to dis solve and disappear in the hemisphei corresponding to that in which th spots are seen. Air. Lowell seems to have well -tablished the fact that these things at phenomena depending upon the sea sonal changes whn.h c on upon Mt just as thev do upon th earth. I ir no more an h- proved than that there are water and air upon M.c enough is thereby established to war- It is a fascinating theory, for it fills rant the hypothesis that there may he the imagination with pictures of gi- life. FILL OUT WITH A PENCIL . IZ. T I3 . 14. 5 -3 .ia'7 43 3a sy i 'an m finish this piturc ! Complete the picture by drawing n line through the dots. 1 nnd take them numerically Begin at Ne.