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4 55 rffv ffi- www jjyw SEQUACIIEE, TENN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1898. NO. 7. VOL. VI. V Sequachee Valley News. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. SEQUACIIEE, TENNESSEE. SOMEWHERE. Somewhoro in tho distant future, Rlcfttnlnu softly through the nlitlit, The rays of nwtet contentment tinge iho slittd- ows colcten bright: And my burden penny lightens at the fast up- proaenlic: day. Tor tlio peai-of ulncsii of dreaming drives the ' pall o.' doubt away. Somewhere, full of blessings, In the time that is to bo, A crown of precious victory I know 13 waiting - mo; And tho thouirhti of coming events wine away tho bitter te.ir, As tho melody of promise, falls caressing on my ear. Somewhere and man knows not how soon the beams may creep Into tho shuttered window to bid him sink to . sleep. To wuke beyond tho moaning of this stormy, rocky shore, And realizo the meaning of a rest foi'cver- more. Atlanta Constitution. Tilt Great Jk,- ARAN r ICOPVHIOIIT, I8JI CHAPTER VIII.-CoNTIM F.il. ''I told you before," said Hendricks, Somewhat testily, "that the. purpose und expense were not part of your con sideration. What will it cost?" 'Well, sir, I suppose a rude but solid j bracket road can be built on one wall for about six thousand dollar.; u mile." '"That's very nearly a hundred thou sand dollars for sixteen miles. Let us say a hundred and fifty thousand. Can we put up on clectvie engine if it is got in hero by piocemeal and make the trucks and cars if the iron work is supplied?" Unquestionably," replied I .a port. "Then the railroad question is set tled," said Hendricks. "Now the light ing system. Iiy idea is to run the fur nace chimney through the roof where the crust i;- not over ten feet thick and carry it up at the end of the house we tire to build over the entrance. Hut you will see what our diliieulty is. Wo 'want light to build the road, and until the road is built we cannot get our dynamo and engine into the cave, for they must come in at the other end." "I would surest a temporary light ing arrangement," said Laport. "The difficulty of delivering most of the ma terial at this end can be overcome." "Yes, but the difficulty of transpor tation at this end cannot be overcome. Wc have to haul our stuff from the nearest railroad and that . is only a poorly equipped branch. It is next to impossible to pull the material over the run until roads are. made and we have the water almost at our door in the southwest." "Nevertheless it is impossible to fret any heavy material through those pas sages at present and it is not impossi- 5 ble to wheel here from the nearest j point until your road is completed." j "How long will it taue 10 ounu me road?" Laport laughed. "It is a question of supply of iron and number of work men." "Very well, we have all winter. I will furnish you with a gang of fifty men. If the road is done by next May 1 shall be satisfied." CHAPTKIt IX. Eight months elapse. There is fin office in Memphis whose sign reads: "Charles Venning, Real Estate. Office of the La ran Sanatorium." H has loug been remarked that Mr. Venning's mails are enormous, lie pets sometimes as many five hundred letters in a day. It is not known that most if not all of these go to Laran ltut it is known to a few persons in Memphis that he has a private wire to one branch of the Laran establishment and that he ships great quantities of goods in boxes and carts and barrels. The fact is, Mr. Charles Penning is Hendricks' most confidential lieuten ant, and under the simple guise of real estate operations and an agency for the furnishing of information about the Laran sanatarium, stands as a close connecting link between his hid den principal and the world with which that principal is carrying on active operations. His business is so pressing that lie works late nt night in his ofiiee. He! has two assistants; one is a messenger 1 and office runner; the other is a con- j fidcntial secretary, assistant and tel- egraph operator. She is a very pretty I yonng lady and her name is Cornelia' l.aport. Kenning ha-, three rooms n the. ground floor: o.'e is a public otViee; an other isa smallerand private office; the third room connecting with a side street is a shipping room and U well filled at this time with good i waiting to be sent to the depot on the Wasli bayou. One night in April, the doer to Mr. Venning' public ufhee was cneucd a woman stepped iu quickly mi d. shutting it after her. glided acro-s the room in the direction of the priva'- ..fire, tncrclv wig iu u to-v t..:i' : "Mr I 11- pnd Miss Laport, not ten feet away, was seated at another sorting a bundle of fetters. Without moment's hesitation Mr. Venning followed the woman into the private office and closed the door. They stood face to lace and tiie wom an said immediately, with every indi cation that she had been walking rap idly: "I have been followed from New York. 1 must get to tho bayou to night." Venning showed no signs of alarm. He offered her a chair. "Do you think anyone saw yon come in here?" lie asked. "I think not. but I cannot be cer tain." "Tray be seated," said Venning. "Yon surprise me. Why should anyone suspect you?" "One or more of my letters have been intercepted." Venning looked grave. "Ah!" he said, as they sat down, "Do you re member the contents'.'" "Clearly." "To whom were they addressed?" "To Hendricks, in Washington. Can you get me to the bayou to-night?" . Venning shook his head. "I can gel you on the v. ny," he said. "It is thirty miles to Tipton county. I must say that I am surprised at your coming here. There is nothing at all can be proved against you and you run the risk of connecting this office in the chain of suspicions, whatever they are." "lint," said the woman, "it is imper atively noeessary to all interests that 1 get to Laran." "What have you got about your per son?" "I'Hpers and money," she replied, (immediately taking a packet from her ' bosom and handing it to Venning and : pulling a roll of bill a from her satchel. He placed both in a large envelope and put it in an inner breastpocket. "Is that Miss Laport?" she asked, re ferring to the young woman in tho outer oliice. "Yes," replied Venning. "Can you trust her?" "Certainly. Site is very grateful on her father's account, but she is queer." "Can you get her to change dresses with me?" "What do you want to do?" "The quickest and safest tiling. Some one followed me to !St. Louis. When I took the boat I thought I had dodged him. Just as I was about to land I saw him through the cabin window. I had telegraphed to the I hotel here for a room. 1 came to the 1 hotel in a hack. As I passed the main entrance to reach the ladies' entrance on the other street, I saw the man in the vestibule of the, office. He had got there before me. lie must have seen my telegram." "You should have stayed there and faced him," said Venning. "It would have been absolutely impossible to connect, you with the operations at Laran." "You forget," she replied. "I had papers. 1 believe the Central of! ice in New York has got the key to our cipher. At all events, several things have occurred lately which have hastened me west. When I arrived at j the hotel, the register was nrougnt to me in the ladv's waiting-room. I was- . . - n : iven iNo. on ine seeoiiu noeu u simply keeping track of you. I'll wire to Laran for instructions. Venning got up. "You waste time." (aid the lady putting her hand on his arm. "I'nder standthat everything depends at this moment on my being able to reach Laran. A hundred possibilities may intervene before to-morrow. You must ship ine from here early iu the morning." "Ship you? How?" "With your goods." Venning considered a moment. "I understand you," he F.aid. "It may be possible." "It is imperative." she replied. "Tell Miss Laport that she must change dresses with me and lend me her veil. Take her home and leave me here. I must go out at five o'clock with your goods. When you receive a visit "from the officer, it will depend upon your wit in handling him. if 1 get ti'the bayou ahead of him. Here are three snap pictures of him I took with a detective camera at different times. This one was taken in New York and the necktie is red don't for getit may help you." "Hut," said Venning, "it is impossible for you to be boxed." "Nothing is impossible just now," she replied calmly. At half-past five o'clock the next morning a mule truck was loaded with three large and about twenty small bores at the side entrance of Venning's id: i-p nnd driven away. It was a familar scene to those in the neighbor hood, .lust before the two men who were to drive it left the place, Venn ing gave them these instructions: "When you come to the Cache C.ulley, six miles out, you are to leave this box marked NX under the catalpa tree where the tiowhler is. iu the grove on the right. It contains tools and Dr. J. B. Murphy Anncunces a New Curd for Consumption. 11ME 'I HAVE ItF.lOX FOU.OWKD V0I1K." FROM KEW tiirg. Mr. Fruuintr was '.uir.g at li desk the wing, but I noticed that the clerk was examining me as if making a com parison of my appearance with a de scription in his mind. A hall boy was sent up one flight to my room with me. The oftice is two hundred feet away. I told him I was tired and was going immediately to bed. The moment he left me I slipped down the stairs. It was ten o'clock. There " was one chance iu a hundred that, the door of the ladv's entrance was not locked. The hall 1my had gone to the ofiiee to re pi rt. There was 110 one in the I hall. The door I. ail not oeen iockcu. j I went out softly. The side street was ; deserted. There was one hackman at! the eorner on hisbox waiting for some one. but he was asleep. I heard him snore. I t.xik a ronndaW-ut course and here I am." T am satisfied that you have made a mistake in judgment." said Venning. "If yon are known n . Mrs. Hendricks or a , f eicr in communication with Hen liieks. tliisi. where they will look for you." itut they need not find uil Nothing will be done till morning. I locked inv rut in dixir and they believe I t:m iri my 1 i d. We have got the night before u . hvnicmber 1 1. i -. oiie-er may have a r h '.ii -it ion." "No'sseli-C. ' icplied ! eUliil'g. "YU have d.'S.c cv.et'y v. hat lie bus ex pectedacted iup'icious!y. He is instruments for the surveyors who are to place a new bridge over the sfougli. Handle it carefully place it under the tree and go on." He knew these men would carry out his instructions, for they were regularly iu his service and were well pa hi. The truck got away just one hour and twenty minutes before Venning got a call at his ofiiee. He recognized his visitor at once as the man who had beet! following the woman. There was something about the fellow that instantly totd l enning he was a professional detective. He was becomingly dressed in good clothes, but they were not worn with the ease of familiarity. His general appearance indicated impudence and doggedness rather than shrewdness. He" had one of those faces, square, i,i,,i.ilp and hard, that are devoid of all emotion. His little bead eyes were sunken and black and wore a steady, imperturbable stare. He was a musular fellow with square broad shoulders and significant bulges of muscles on his arms, but he moved without elasticity or celerity. "Can I see yon alone. Mr. Venning?" he asked, in a rasping but subdued 1 voice. I "Yes, sir," replied Mr. Venning, I "step right in here." The moment they were seated 111 uiu private office the man said: "Where is Mrs. Hendricks?" . "I took her to a private house early this morning," replied Venning. "Why did she leave the hotel.' "fw'ause she was annoyed at .your insuperable impudence in dogging her nil the way from New York." The man was a little surprised at tli' unexpected frankness. He showed it in his hesitation: his black eyes stared steadily at Venning, who had leaned comfortably back in his chair with the evident purpose of a leisurely conversation, but they betrayed a kind of blank uncertainty "She carao from the hotel directly here last night?" "She did," replied Venning. "I ad mire her smartness in getting lid of f nuisance." "And you know where she is?" "Yes. sir, I do. but you must not ex pect me to point her out to you before I understand the object, or your annoy ance. If you will give me one good and sufficient reason why you should follow her, I'll tell you where she is, "I truess I know," said the other: "she is on her way to Hendricks before this. "So, you're not an officer. Will yon be kind enough to tell me what you are and what you want?" "How do you know I'm not an ofiieer?" "l'.ecause if you were, the woman you are in search of couldn't get out of this city without your knowing it; that is, if you understood your busi j ness. There has no boat left for ' up river since last night, and you j would have been at the trains as they left. I don't pretend to know you, but 1 1 notice you do not wear the red neck- tie that yon sported in New York." The men looked each other in the eves. Venning was the most self-rvses-ed - the other th most st lid. !!: ; b!a( k eves had a dicker in tliein that liiilht mean wea': astonishment or it mi,''lit mean contempt. ' "And I notice, lip said, "that you don't wear the sa e hair and t he hame clothes that vou wore when we boar feci the Corinthian." I't r.n'.n:r s si lf-posscs i .n was here tested to the ut'iio' t. "I don't know v. hut you're talk in " about." be f aid. Were vo l n ' t'e i:i u that rubbed the Mr;i::i'l.ii Corinthian'." and h hed Lis chair back a little wittit'.ie impulse of n sudden horror at such close contact. "Yes, yon and I had a hand in it. but Hendricks got the swag." Venning regarded the man with un disguised . astonishment. "Did Mrs. Hendricks have a hand in it. too?" "See here." said the man, "there ain't a bit of use in this kind of fenc ing. 1 was a witness of the first job. The woman's been slinging gold ever since, while Hendricks iscarrjingou his underground works." "Yes?" said Venning, as if coaxing a crazy man to tell more. "And you run the oftice in town. That.";; where the woman is now undertrround." This was an admission that he did not know where the Laran cave was and Venning was anxious to find out just how much he did know. "Yon are riirht." he said. "She is safe bv this timo. I've got a tunnel that runs from this office to the under' ground place, but tell nie about the steamship. I have forgotten exactly how we managed it. "You're a steady one," said his companion, "but it's no use you was there." "I acknowledge it," said Venning, "The only trouble is I never can con vinee the fifty other people who knew 1 was here at the time that its so, Now I dare say, nun will not have that ilirtienH v. You haven't told ine yet what vou were sneaking after Mrs, Hendricks for. Was she there?" "I followed her to find Hendricks, "0, then you don't know where he is?" 1 didn't, then, but when I find 'us headquarters here and his mate bcl'e, I'm done with the woman." ; "You don't know where cither Mr. or Mrs. Hendricks is at this moment," "Yes. I do. Hendricks is under ground. He is building an under ground railroad." Venning was surprised, but he merely smiled. "What is it?" he asked. "It's at the other end of your mail," replied his companion. "Correct," said lenning. '.Now, then, what do vou want to do?' "I want you to write to him find say I'm up to the whole thing have looked at his underground job at both ends and want him to meet me there. "Your game is blackmail. How much?" Well, it's worth ten thousand dollars or more to the government or the steamship company, seeing that two-thirds of the plunder is untouched. It ought to be worth twenty-five thou sand to Hendricks to keep both ends of his burrow a secret." ,.T1 ...U. rrr, to liini'' 1 lieu Mty uujj v j yj - ' ....... "No, sir." "Then write your letter and I.. will forward it," "No, sir." "Then what the devil do you want to do? Hendricks may be in the east. "No. he isn't. You sent him a mes sage yesterday morning. This is what it said: 'Two hundred rules snippet! at St. Louis. Harrels and stocks in different boxes.' " Venning was now amazed. He was at a loss for a moment what course to pursue. How could the man know all that? Mrs. Hendricks nau seen mm on the boat coming from St. Louis at the time the dispatch was sent. He saw that it was expedient to ndont. n new course with his visitor IEDICAIj sensation. The Treatment Decrllinl li ltOrl I ma lor Of liiiiiicnae Ilenellt to Sutlerer from Lunir Special Correspondence The cure of the other disease Las caused so much interest, study and controversy us that of con sumption. A.ul until recently at- .... - temps to check its advance, wneu established in the system, have proved very unsatisfactory. After the discovery of the tuuercumr oaciuus iniieh was expected from the different i,w.i,l triMiinii-nts. among which the Koch tuberculin is most noted. An ex tract of the culture of the tubercle ha cilli is in eded, and in some eases won tlerful results have been obtained, but in most instances bad complications have followed, l'hysicians are now us' ing it with great caution. The microscopic germ of consump tion has an average length of about one- fourth the diameter of a red blood cor pusele. It resembles a short, fine rod, the diameter ends rounded. It is usually solitary, but is sometimes found iu pairs in such a manner us to form an acute angle. It does not possets the .inrralion s succeeded by a lensation of great relief, perhaps for the tirt time in years. An absence of n tickling sensation is most noticeable nud the cough imme diately disappears. The patient enn continue his business without incon venience. After a few weeks the nitro gen is w ithdraw 11 uud the lung expands. If the cough returns, more nitrogen is pumped in and the lung given another rest wlueli, or. Aiurpny asserts won tome degree of positiveness, will surely cure it. He further states that there are now 2.10 putients in the Cook County hospital at Chicago wildly anxious for his treatment, which will be given them very tlon. rhysdeian". all over the world will anxiously await results. Cavities are located and the size mm the extent to which the disease has ad vanced ore determined by means of X rays. In his paper Dr. Murphy said that tuberculosis of the lungs is cured by de posit of connective tissue around the focus of infectiou. "Vrom the study of the dead it is known that more cases of pulmonary tuberculosis recover, ie- main well, auu trie puncni uics uvm some other disease, than the number who die of tuberculosis. If any organ or tissue of the body be put ut rest it becomes a connective tissue mass. Material supplied is not used in action. It is therefore utilized in repair. It is admitted that pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane inclosing the lungs) iu 83 per cent, of all cases is tubercular. One surgical record shows that of 164 ,apacny o. .eu-moe.i ?; ,a. ... , .",. (nuid , tllc .)leural is known tbe ubereulaf pacu.us is a , . , - purely paretic organism; has ' . ,. ,.J recovered. Plastic been fnuiiu except in bodies anu , .. , ., . oeen iKuuu i.m 1 1 pleurisy is reparative and curative to excretions of animals affected w tb P . . e .. .... 01 which u"ticuiwDio i wv --A- f the luni? atrniust tubercu- these were component pans. 11 -1 ,,,, tu,,. tuherculosis and in dusts were component parts. may be cultivated ou potato, glycer-in-ager or blood serum, but nour ishes best ou the latter, upon which I'rof. Koch, the famous German scien tist, first achieved its artificial cultiva tion. When planted upon this medium the bacilli am first apparent to the naked eve in about two weeks and oc cur in tbe form of small dry whitish Hakes. Uacb germ may be divided into two, daughter being produced from mother ' if '5& DH. JOHN El. MURPHY. until millions result from the original bacillus. When, through disintegia- t'mii of tissue, the germs reach the blood they are swept on uutil a lodg ment is found. At this point local , , 1 t a. 1! 1 consumption is cstaonsneu. i nqum toxin exuding from the bacillus re duces the flesh-building properties of the blood. The theory that the tiis ease is hereditary has been overthrown. ...v., w..t.t nr were watching him ulthoueh it is known that a receptivii) unperturbed Look here, my friend; we might as well be frank with each other. As suming that you are not a monomaniac and that all you say is true, neiKirious would naturally accept your proposi- to the germs irom iacn ui n.-i5iuuiC mav be transmitted from parent to child. When the germs, from purely pvteriuil sources, find tbe soil perfectly ndapted to their growth they flour ish vigorously, coustanny uuwmciug ;,. if 1,.. liml iniv sort ;f reason to be- nnli enlarging the infected area. 1 ttmt von would keen vour word Twnite the many failures of difTcr- nn the rcrvmcnt of the money. Assum- methods of treatment the medical 1-. ... 1 - . . ... . 4 .. ing, I say, that you don tturn out, 10 oe professinn has loug ueneveu ium u iuic acrank, 'how can it all be nrranged if it for pulmonary consumption wn pos is to Hendricks' interest to meet you?" siblc 0vrr century ago It had been "He must come here." discovered that if the lungs were col "Yon are not reasonable. If he is ,o,.il nature couid effect a res. cure the man who robbed the steamship, he yut the 0Il)y way 0f accomplishing this has too much at stake to taue I wa3 by the dangerous process ot cut risk. Why not go to him? I should t- ol1 thc ribSi so tliat the knowledge like to see the thing out. I'll go with you. I'll wire him and ask him if he'll meet you and have a talk." Venning was still more astonished the same afternoon when the man re turned to hear him say: "1 hat was a risky piece of business sending that woman off in a box. She was half dead when they took her out under that catalpa tree." There was no possibfe reply to lmi'se to this. It was incomprehensible to Venning, and he had that kind of misgiving that an inscrutable mystery creates. "I have received two dbpatches from Hendricks. He says that I am to bring vou on and talk thc matter over." "What did the third one say?" "There v.ar-n't any third one." "Yes, there was. It said 'get him here at all cost." " "Well, it costs something to get vci there. Will you go?" "Yes. I will. I never was in a place where 1 couldn't take care of myself and it won't be to his interest to make way with mc." to r.r. (ONTiri'tD. O .... , T, . tins heen virtually useless, uec-uuy, however, Dr. John It. Murphy, of Chi- of the bod v. In case of chronio tuber culosis of ihe lung a great mass of tis sue is thrown out to dam up and pre vent the spread of the bacillus into the neighboring parts. It is finally covered in, incapacitated und disappears." In the new treatment the action of the nitrogen compresses the lung and gives it entire rest. The nodule of tuberculosis becomes cicatrized and scarified iuto a solid substance and new tissue buVds up around it. Dr. Murphy further says that in one case which he commenced to work on in December of last year tae patient, who hud not slept for mouths on account ot continual coughing, slept that night for the first time. The cough disappeared entirely, the night sweats vanished and tbe tem perature was reduced to normal, thus leaving no symptoms of the disease, in April a skiagraph was taken of the case and tuberculosis was found to have en tirely disappearedi Until a few years ago comparatively little work had been accomplished by American surgeons upon lung surgery. About that time Dr. Murphy turned his experiments in this direction. He first removed sections of the lung of a dog, and ligated the portions left. Animals so treated recovered. More and more 01 the lung was removed in succeeding ex periments, linally a dog became well and lived seven months after the loss of an entire lung. It was then killed to allow examination. The remaining lung was found to bave increased iu size until it nearly filled the cavity for merly occupied by both lungs. The dog might have lived indefinitely. The doc tor then turned his attention to human subjects, but 1ms not removed any lungs. He has taken out sections of ribs to displace cavities, but Ins best success lias been attained by external pressure with gas. Dr. Murphy is well known as the in ventor of the famous "Murphy anas tomosis button," by means of which an ordinary physician may safely perform resection of tbe intestine, an operation which before was very unsatisfactory and possible only to experts. Dr. Mur phy is said to be t he hrst surgeon to per form the operation for appendicitis, ne also devised a unique system for splic ing arteries, and his original work in pathology renders his name laminar to all scientists, at home and abroad, who are interested in bacteriological re search. The doctor was born 111 Apple- cago, read a paper before the American veurs ag0 Aftcr studying pn- A SuKS'tton l'cathcrstone I've just da-hed off a few vcr-.es and put theta inside of this valentine for Miss Summit, and I only hojK- she'll read them. Kugwxy You v.oid.': letter l.t mo a l.lress the ei:ei. c She l uowsjonr handwriting.-ISrooMyn Life. Mwlic.nl association at Denver, Co!., en titled "Surgery of the Lung." It was of absorbing interest to the physicians who heard it. Dr. .Murpliy announced that he had found a simple methed for ruling consumption that had proven entirely successful in five cases within ths. Heatated: "1 car with safetv say that unless the lung !s en tirely gone a permanent cure can be effected." In bis earlier experiments I)r Murphy demonstrated that a per sea could tie entirely healthy with one lung, if that were tree irom urease, jhelung's vital capacity is ,5.'S cubic centimeters. When violently excr eting we use Ht'O cubic centimeters per n.inute. Ordinary respiratoiy ex thani in re&t iiS 16C cubic centimeters. Hence we hae a surplus of ten limes the necessary quantity for existence. Hut tie dangers arising from t'.it rt .va: i f thc w hole or r en a part ot the liir.gi.ie great. Hence Dr. Murphy con ceivt'i the ida of resting the il'o.eased member by temporarily coHapstig it ititli iiitroeen c: s injected intei tbe chest. The greatest pain expel '.meed is from having a hypodermic i.cei'le lhrii-1 intJ the side. A stop. sock .th w-fduh tht iieedV i supplied J'fgii ate, tl.e an.ount of g;ii introduced. In some CUM a srti.-irt'i'ju of short Ui'l- it l,i li Kf :oVu.- f. r B few Hlil.toO. but uiekly. i'i-i-i utar, auii iu . tbe at Hush Medical college, Chicago, he re ceived post-graduate training nt ien 11a, Munich, Berlin and Heidelberg, lie is a member of tbt surgical societies of Berlin and of l'nris. If hi consump tion cure fulfills its brilliant promise, it w ill be accounted as one of the great est discoveries of the age. Tbe prompt ness with which be has, without reser vation, given the discovery to the world proves bis loyalty to the interests of the medical proressi .11 art) ot mansion. WILLIAM WALTER WELLS. lan lor Suplelm. "1 am surprised, Mr. l'liiilro'k, at vour request, " said the president of the Solidville bunk, with considerable feel ing. "Mr. Straight has been a model of conscientious rectitude during all ihe jear in which be has filled ihe po sition of cashier of th's innlituliun. There has never In rn a w hisper breat bed against hi integrity, and" "So 1 have always thought till re cently." interrupted Director l'lintioc.'. a hard headed old fellow, with a jaw like a vterl-lrap. "Lut I liwr just learned that hi frier. e! are rfferririf to fc'un as Hr.r.est Jol.r.. anj I detnai d that bis aecoiinla be r xomi 1 ed nt one. - N. . Wet k!y. Kir liven r:i j, a tbib wring out of ite-f ulJ tiiitr. anj Uid aciu.-s it.