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THE ROCK ISLAND
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAK. NO. 28.
THE AltGUS, WEDNESDAY. JULY 10, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GOES ON FOR
Charles H. ftloyer, Head
of Western Miners,
BRING FIGHT WEST 2-CENT FARE
MACKAY IN DENIAL OPENS CASE
Telegraphers Seem on the
Vergeof Some Important
Action at Chicago.
President of Postal Telegraph
Company Declares There
is No Agreement
Directors of Farmers' Institute
of State Conform to Re
cently Made Law.
FRAME NEW RULES A BILL FOR
Adds Weight of Testimony to
Dlsprovj Story of Har
ASK FOR MORAL SUPPORT
Union at Illinois Metropolis to Take
Vote on Proposition Officers
Boise, July 10. When the Haywood
trial opened tliir, morning Seiia'er
Horah waived cross-exaniinai ion in tli"
deposition of V. A.I Aliiei nat by. coo
tractor and former minor in the C nier
D'Alenes who declared lie heard Or
chard say lie would '"Ret" Governor
SteiiniTiberg some time. Tli w is
tln last of the deposition:: which have
occupied court r.ince Monday.
Try til Open I'olitlenl IJneilions.
The defense attempted to open up
the political situation in Colorado in
1904 and lfur, by John I. Tierncy
newspaper correspondent. Tile state
objected and the jury was dismissed j
Moyer I Culled.
The court sutainr d the state's objec
tion, antl Charles II. Mover, president
t.f the Westenf Federation of -Miners,
was then called by the defense.
Mover seemed quite self possessed as
l;e recited his connection with the
Western Federation of Miners. During
the revii'W of the Coeur d'Alene strike
in lS'.i'J witness said he was in sympa
thy with the strikers in their struggl
but never had personal hostility for
Stt unenht rg.
AliMt-iit from Denver.
In describing his duties. Mover de
clared they required that lie be absent
from Denver t he plotting ground of
the conspiracy alleged by the state
more than half the lime. Witness en
tered upon a lengthy examination as
to the Cripple Creek strike.
Nothing to Ito Willi r.ilNiii.
Mover, with the utmost deliberation,
denied he had over discussed the fx
plosion of the Vindicator mine as de
tailed bv Orchard. He denied at any
time hail he given Orchard any money
or had any knowledge of Orchard hav
ing been given money by any officer
of the lederalion.
T'.oise. Idaho, July ,10. The defense
in the Stetinenbcrg murder case yester
day charged that Detective McPait'.and
had been guilty of attempts to manu
facture testimony against Haywood,
but was unsuccessful in getting t lit? ba
sis and details of the charge before a
court ami jury. The remainder of the
day was given over to reading depositions.
Chicago. July in. Indications are
that the controversy between the com
mercial telegraph companies and thtir
operators will be lought out in Chicago.
With the announcement from the Pa
cific coast that Superintendent Miller
had lefused to meet a committee from
the union and that President Small
would h ave for Chicago at once, came
a message from Small to the president
of tile local union to call a meeting for
Sunday to vote on a strike proposition.
The message also stated Small would
be present at the meeting and address
:int Monti Support.
Small also informed the local officials
he had requested Grand Chief Perham
e.f the Order of Railroad Tt legraphers
to be present at the meeting. The re
qti( st for an cliieial of the railroad op
erators is taken to mean he will he ask
ed for the moral support of his organ
ization should a strike be aut domed.
LIST OF RHODES SCHOLARS
FROM AMERICA GIVEN OUT
Burlington Road Will Act
Regardless of State
OVER ENTIRE SYSTEM
Unexpected Move Will Probably
Force Competitors to
Burliugton within 1-1
put in o;-
WITH THE WESTERN UNION
Points to Several Notable Fights to
Substantiate His Statements
That War is Bitter.
Tomlinson of Champaign the
noisinn Who Succeeded in
Berkeley, Cal., July 10. A complete
list ef the Aineiican Khodes scholar
ship appointees who will go to Oxford
this sunitmr has I n given out bv
Farnham P. Griffiths, secretary to Pres
ident Wheeler of the University of California.
There are 1.1 Americans, S from Can
ada, in .he list. Among them are: Hen
Tomlinson tt Champaign, 111.; Albert
K. Whallen of Des Moines. Iowa: Lau
lance K. Hull. Jr., ef Ann Arbor, Mich ;
John S. Custer of Liberty. Mo.; S. M.
Rinnkcr of Lincodi, Neb.; George W.
Xoivell of Mitchell, S. D., and Allen B.
West, Jr., of Milton Junction, Wis.
Omaha, July 10. The as
era I passenger agent of the
railroad today announced
days the Burlington would
nation a 2-eent fare schedule between
all points on the system regardless of
whether or not the different state
have passed the 2 cent fare bill. Tle
action of the Burlington will undouli.
edly cause other roads in the samo
trrritory to follow suit.
Western IIiiiiiIn Aitree.
Chicago, July 10. Western railroa Is
have notified the interstate commerce
commission that July 15 they will
make a general reduction in passenger
rates for interstate trips in Illinois.
Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri, on a
2-cent basis for all tales in and be
tween these states. On July L'u rat.s
will he i educed for interstate trips be
tween Wisconsin. Illinois. Iowa am!
Missouri points to a bards of 2 '.a
cmts a mile and 2 cents in oth-'r
Kitjoin l.jiw Kiit'oreeiiient.
Richmond. Va., July in. Judge
Prilchard in the federal court of ap
peals, in an opinion handed down to
day, continued the restraining order
preventing the uniform 2 -cent passen
ger rate as adopt) d by the state cor
poration commission trom going into i
Xew York, July lo. Clarence Mac
kay, president of the Postal Tclegrao.i
Cable company, declares that "all this
talk about, the Western 1'nion Tele
graph company and the Postal Tele
graph Cable company working in h i:v
mony is nonsense.
Mr. Mackay"s stateim uts were man''
in commenting upon the action of At
torney General William S. Jackson i.i
New York, who asked a justice of the
Xew York state supreme court to ap
point a referee lo si cure evidence that
the Western I'nion and Postal com
panies have formed a combination in
restraint of competition.
'Tom pel il ion Fieri-, at TittieM."
Mr. Mackay said:
"If two con. panics ever competed i.i
the United States these two telegraph
companies are competing and always
have been. At times the coiitpetiiin.i
is even tierce and bitter. Every mer
chant and manufacturer in the United
States, wherever we reach, will bear
witness to the truth of iliis statement.
"We are the only company that evr
nut really compete wit it the es!en
Union and succeed in doing so.
"We are litigating with our rival ali
over the country in regard to railroad
rights of way. In fact, the tremendous
light between the Pennsylvania rail
road and the Western Union was due
solely to the fact that we got that
business away from the Western
I.nylni; ( utiles Now.
Mr. Mackey called attention to the
cable to Cuba which the Postal com
pany is now laying, to its Atlantic ca
bles, land lines, and a new route
which, he said, the company is about
to construct through the Nevada gold
tielils t the Pacilic cca-M as evidence
of that company's competition with the
United Stated Starts Ac
tion Against Tobac
IN A NEW YORK COURT
Allegation Made That Entire
Business Will Eventually
ACCOMPLICE OF MRS. CARTER
ROBS CORPSE OF SHROUD
EDUCATORS HAVE ORGANIZED
Leading Catholics Unite Under Formal
Milwaukee, July 10. Loading Catho
lic educators at a general meeting yes
terday adopteil the constitution a
recommended bv the executive1 boar 1
after work embracing a period cov
ing four yean. The name of the a
foclation is the Catholic Rtlucation.il
association of the United States. O!
jects of tho association wiil bo to keep
in the minds of the people the nee
Eity of religions instruction and tram
ing as the basis of morality and sound
education, and to make prominent the
principles nnd interests of Catholic
education in all departments: to ad
vance the general interests of Catholic
education; to encourage a spirit of eo
operation and mutual help atmi'v:
Catholic educators; to promote by
study, conference and discussion of
Catholic educational work in the
United States. To help the cause of
Catholic education by publication and
circulation of such matter as shall fur
ther these ends.
Undertaker Sentenced to Six Months
in Cell for Unusual Crime.
Little Hock, Ark.. July 10 For the
alleged theft of a shroud from a dead
man and burying him in the scanty
white undershirt furnished by tho
county Hospital, despite the tact tli ii
tho relatives had paid for the shroud.
W. P.. Jackson, an undertaker on West
Ninth street, was lined $t.ln and soi
tenccd to six months in jail.
Police Arrest Man They Believe
Some of Runyan Cash.
Xew York. July lo. Late vestcrdaW
the police arrested Harry Kirkstein, a
telegraph operator, nu the charge of
acting with Mrs. Laura. Carter in re
ceiving and disposing of $5.imi) rtol n
from the Windsor Trust company by
Chester H. Rmiyan. Kirkatein is, thv
man for whom the police' have been
looking for several days. Kirksteia
said t lint he had lived with Mrs. Car
ter for about a year and had until re
cently, when she told him she had a
"good thing" and he left her.
HAS A BIG STICK
President Gets Commerce Com
mission's Report on Har
Xew York, July 10. The govern
ment today tiled in the United States
circuit court a petition against the
American Tobacco company. Imperial
Tobacco company, Hritish American
Tobacco company, American Snuff com
pany, American Cigar company. United
Cigar Stores company, American Sto
gie company. McAndrews and Forbes
company. Conley Foil company, .With
er coronations and 29 individuals, con
st it ut ing what is generally known as
the tobacco trust, ami he pet it t ion di
rected against them sets forth the pur
pose of i lie government to dissolve this
trust by breaking up the agreements
tinder which the
ate wot king.
Control Nearly A !lu!e.
In showing the growth of the trust
since its organization m IMtn the con
clusion is reached at tin eariv iav un
less prevented, it would completely
monopolize the entire tobacco indus
May Proper n I e 4'riuiiilnll.v.
Special Assistant Attorney General
McKeynolds who tiled complaint in tlv
tobacco case said today the criminal
prosecution of some of the defendants
named in the case is highly probable
and t lint the Sherman law under which
action is brought makes a conspiracv
in restraint of trade a criminal offense.
Will Not Answer I n.ler Oath.
A significant feature of the com
plaint tiled by McRoynoldri is th'1
waiving by him of the right of demand
ing answers under oath from the cor
porations and individuals nanud as de
fendants in the complaint.
REGULATIONS MORE STRICT
Conference to Map Out Program for
Fourteenth District Held at
Galesburg July 18.
Indicted on 65 Counts
for Giving Rebates
to Sugar Firm.
MAY NOT ACT AT ONCE
racts Suppressed Till Bonaparte's Rec
ommendations Have Also
NO NEGOTIATIONS IN PROGRESS
WITH JAPAN ON THE RAGE QUESTION
Swift Denial Made to Rumor
From The Hague Baron
Yamamoto Arrives With
GALLAGHER OUT IN FRISCO
Supervisors Appoint Dr. Boxton Activj
Mayor of City.
S.in Francisco. July lo. The board
of supervisors in special session y
terd.-tv afternoon selected Dr. Charles
Boxton, a member of the board, to suc
ceed Supervisor James J. Gallagher at
acting mayor of the city. It is under
stood that the selection of Boxton :.
only for a temporary purpose.
Mayor Schmitz appeared in court if
answer the indictments charging him
with accepting bribes from the gas
company and the United railroads.
Judge Dunne announced that a con
tinuance would be granted for on
week for the purpose of enabling bin
to look over the record.
Hit by Ball; Dies.
Sterling. 111.. July 10 Oscar
Washington, July 10. From the
state department ami from the .iapat.
ese embassy here came a swift and
conclusive denial today of the accur
acy of the statement cabled from The
Hague to the London Daily Telngrapi
and reprinted in this country to the of
cct Japan had made categorical de
mands upon this government for satis
faction in connection with the treat
ment of Japanese in San Francisco
and has served notice here of intent lo
eal with Califnrnians itself if th-j
national government fails to do so.
No NesIInlloni In PronreMH.
At the state department it is said the
American government is fully aware ef
the nature of all exchanger, that have
now taken place on the subject and
that there are no negotiations in prog
ress between the two governments.
This statement was fully confirmed at
the Japanese embassy.
Kxpect I. one IVnec.
New York. July 10. "I think tho
friendly relations of long standing be
tween the United States and Japan
should be preserved and the passing
storm disappear in the waters of the
Pacific ocean. I firmly believe this
one incident cannot be thrown in tho
way of the present relations betweei
the two countries which began at tho
time of my birth." Thus spoke Ad
miral Baron Gombei Yamamoto, Jap
anese minister of marine during t:h
Japanese-Russian war as the greeting
to the American people today on hU
arrival here on board the steamshio
He declined to express an opinion cf
miral will take luncheon with Presi
dent Roosevelt Friday.
Will Withdraw Interview.
Tokio, July 10. Iloehi will tomor
row withdraw tlie interview with Ad
miral Sakamoto. The latter is quoted
as raying Ann rican naval otticc rs were
brilliant social figures, but deficient in
professional training and practice, ami
that the crews of American ships would
retreat rather than fight Japan.
Throw in Some Sitlvr.
Simultaneously with tho withdrawal
of the Interview Hochi will publish an
anonymous interview with a Japanese
naval expert highly eulogistic of the ef
ficiency of the present navy and the
high standard ol its gunnery.
Iteiiort nre Uornnrdeil.
San Francisco. July in. Exhaustive
reports or all the facts in connection
with the recent refusal of the police
commissioners to grant employment or
official licenses to Japanese or other
aliens was mailed to Attorney General
Bonaparte by United States District At
(orney Devlin yesterday.
There is every indication the Japan
son died here yesterday as a result of j the intention of United states to send
a ball hittine him in the neck while I a large fleet of warships from the A;
he was playing in the game.
ese will appeal to the courts to have
determined whether their treaty rights
vo been infringed upon by the action
of the police commissioners in denying
the issuance of licenses.
Aoki Will t Ileturn.
Tokio, July 10. The report that Am
bassador Aoki will return is officially
lantic to the Pacific coast.
CITY IS GAY TO GREET KING
Landing of King and Queen on Irisn
Soil Made Much of.
Kingston. Ireland, July 10. The rov
al yacht, with King Edward and Quee
Alexandria on board, anchored in the
harbor here before daylight. The
weather is fine and the town is com
pletely bedecked with flags and tri
timphal arches. All vessels are dress
ed in bunting. Thousands of people
poured into Kingston from the country
in order to witness the landing of their
Oyster Bay, July 10. President
Roosevelt has received the report of
the interstate commerce commission
setting forth facts and conclusions ar
rived at as a result of the investigation
Ilarriman's alleged manipulations of
certain railroad finances. A copv of
the report also has been sent to Attor
ney General Bonaparte.
The statement was made by Secre-
ary Loeb that Bonaparte s recommend
ations as to future proceedings by the
government in the matter doubtless
would be awaited bv the iresiUnt bo-
ire he directed any further move. The
(inclusions of the commission, it was
added, would not be made public until
tonaparte's recommendations shall
have been received.
I'roHeeiillon In I'reeil.
Washington, July 10. It is said hen
the president;; reipn st for a memoran
ilum of the evidence in the Harriman
inquiry was probablv at the suggestion
of special counsel who. it is said, in
sists Harriman should be prosecuted
for violation of the Sherman anti trust
let for his part in the Alton back.
E. G. COOLEY OF CHICAGO HEADS
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ASSN.
IN GLIDDEN TOUR
Three Hundred Men and Women
Leave Cleveland on 1,600 Mile
Competitive Auto Trip.
Cleveland. July 10. Kighty-one an
toniobiles containing H00 rnen and w
men started at 7 today in the run f"
the Gliddfn tronhies. The touists wil.'
cover about 1,(100 miles on the trip
stopping at Toledo, Chicago, Indian
apolis, Columbus, Pittsburg, Philadel
phia and New York. No racing is al
lowed and the pace is limited to 2)
miles per hour.
Women Honor Slain Youth.
Richmond. Va., July 10 Tho women
of Nelson county are raising money
to erect a handsome monument to
Theodore Estes. who was killed by for
mer Judge William G. Loving, recently
; acquitted of murder by a jury in
A circular has been sent out by Sup
erintendent Frank H. Hall and Secre
tary II. A. McKeen of the state farm
ers' institute giving the dates of the
conferences in the various congress
ional districts to map out a program
lor the season and other matter of in
terest to farmers: The conference fof
the Fourteenth district will be held at
Galesburg July is. The complete list
of conferences tor the slate are dated
Cook and Lake, Chicago, Briggs
house. July -.", 10 a. m.
11th district. Chicago, Briggs hous;,
July .'.". l:.lo p. m.
12th district, Chicago, Briggs house,
July IM. lo n. m.
i::th district, Dixon, Nachusa house,
July 2?,, 10 a. m.
14th district, Galesburg, Uniou hotel.
July IS. 10 a. m.
1.1th district. Galesburg, Union hotel.
July IS, in a. in.
ICth district. Peoria, National hotel.
July IT, lo a. m.
17th district. Bloomington, Court
house, July If., lo a. m.
lsili district. Champaign, Beardsly
Hotel. Ju v I.i 10 a. m.
consolidated concerns, 1!Hh ,ijstrjt.ti Champaign, Beardsle?
I hotel, July 11. lo a. m.
20th district. Winchester,
campnient, July 30, 10 a. m.
21st district, Springtield, St. Nicho
las. Aug. 1. lo a. m.
22nd district, F.dwardsvillt
James hotel. Julv 12. 10 a. m.
23rd district. Olncy. National hotel
(near B. & O. depot ) July 11. 1 p. ra
21th district, Norris City, Patterson
house. July 10, 11 a. m.
2.1th district, Cairo, Halliday housi.
June 22, lo a. m.
1 tela - Kxplnineil.
Because of uncertainty in the matter
of legislation, tin1 district conferences
that heretofore have been held in Apr'l
were deferred this year until the pass
age of the farmers" institute bill mad
it possible to formulate a plan for the
Since the passage of this bill the .i
ecutive committee and superintendent
have met in conference with the dean
of the college of agricultute and have
made the following arrangements Ii
regard to the appointment of speakers
from the agricultural college and exper
As far as practicable the dean of th
college will, m response to requests
made at the district conferences for
university speakers and presented to
him by the superintendent of fanners'
Alleged to Have Cut Freight on
Building Material Case
Reelect Senator A. O. Bacon.
Atlanta. Ga.. July 10. United States
Senator A. O. Bacon was reelected for
the full term, beginning on March 4,
l!o7. lie was nominated at the state
primary last August, ins election was
taken up in eacli branch of the legis
lature yesterday and was carried by
Chicago. July 10. The federal grand
jury today returned an indictment
against the Topeka and Santa Fe rail
road of 6.1 counts charging rebating.
The indictment charges the Sauta
Fe with granting rebates amounting to
$12,000 to the United States Sugar and
Land company of Garden City, Kas.
The indictment contains C.I counts
each relating to the alleged infringj-
inent of the law.
I'iue laj- He llenvy.
The company if convicted is subject
to a maximum fine of $1.3ih).ihh and a
minimum fine of fCI.Ooo. Rebates are
said to have been granted on the
White Sugar Refinery building erected
at Garden City in l'JO.I on shiuments
of building material, the freight on
which amounted to $100,000.
It is alleged the railroad had agreed
to return $:M,ooo of the $lo0,0oo but
only $12.ooo had been paid when com
plaints were heard from other ship
pers and the government commence 1
lii-KO Finn Inilleleil.
Chicago, July 10. The federal grand
jury today returned indictments tor al
leged violation of the Sherman anti-
1 1 ust law against the Stafford Mane-
fact tiring company of this city alleged
lo be part of the trust in sellout an I
MAYOR FINALLY GIVES IN
Yields Office Temporarily as Result of
Belvidere, III., July 10. A truce -in
the mayoralty trouble at Belvidere was
fleeted last evening. Mayor Pierce
abdicated temporarily and allowed the
selection of a mayor pro tern in order
that business might be transacted. Six
of the councilmen, a majority, are op
posed to the mayor, and until his
status is determined legally will not
sit in a meeting with Pierce in the
hair. Three legal opinions have been
given tlie aldermen to me eneci mai
ierce is practically out of the office.
At a conference after the meeting it
was Decided lo leave tne legai points
involved to the three circuit judges in
this district Donnelly of Woodstock
Wright of Belvidere, and Frost of Rock-
Nomination at Los Angeles In
sures Election of Superin
tendent Chicago Schools
. to High Post.
CORTELYOU HAS NEW WORK
Preparing Authorized Life of William
Washington, D. C, July 10. Secre
tary Cortelyou has undertaken tho
work of preparing the authorized "Life
of William McKinley." His 'task will
require much time and will not be
completed for several years. The data
for the official life of the late president.
have been collected and the secretary
now is looking up earlier dates. A
brief life of McKinley, to form part c
a series of biographies of noted Amer
icans, is in preparation by Charles G.
Dawes of Chicago, former controller of
the currency and one of the most trust
ed friends of the late president.
Los Angeles. July 10. E. C. Cooley.
superintendent of the Chicago city
schools, was today nominated for pres
ident of the National Educational asso
ciation, 'tins means he will be unani
mously chosen by the convention this
llnny I'liper Itetul.
l.os Angeles, July 10. The members
of the National Educational associa
tion spent the day yesterday in th
sessions of 12 different departments.
Scores of papers were read upon a mul
titude of subjects, and discussion of the
tie vela ml for Nest Meetlntt.
Unless something unforeseen occurs"
the convention will accept the incor
poration provided by act of congress
with its constitution and by-laws and
select Cleveland as the place for tin
next association meeting. A movement
is on foot to vote an increase in the
number of members of the national
council, the chief advisers of the body
of the association. Jl is claimed that
many of tlie ablest men in the associa
tion are excluded from membeshin in
me national council because of its
Bitten by Hog.
Kcwanee, 111,, .Inly 10. William Hall,
while taking some little pigs from
pen, yesterday was viciously attacked
by an old sow, which got him down
hit his arms several times and fright
fully injured his right side. " Help
reached him in time to save his life.
STORM AT LOUISVILLE, KY.
Much Damage Caused by Rain and
Wind Heat in West.
Louisville, Ky., July 10. A terrific
windstorm which burst upon the city
yesterday afternoon brought death to
one man. t . il. Leiiman. anu injury to
several other persons. Many horses
and mules were killed, buildings un
roofed, small structures blown dowu,
and great damage done to shade trees
all over the city. The property loss is
estimated at $200,000.
Lincoln. Neb.. July 10. One death.
that of Richard Fox. and one prostra
tion from the heat resulted yesterday.
This was the fourth day of excessive
heat in southeastern Nebraska, the gov
ernment thermometer indicating be
tween !'0 and 100 each day.
institutes, send to each two or three
day institute, one specialist, and one
speaker who will present in a mor
general manner some part or parts of
the work being done at the college an I
station. The dean will send to each
one day institute either a. specialist or
an "Agricultural Extension" man as
may be preferred.
It is recommended that requests bo
made, not for a particular speaker but
for the subject to be presented, leav
ing it to the dean and his advisors to
send the best man available for the
Itule Under New It w.
Under the new law the following
rules and recommendation for the
management of county farmers" insti
tutes have been adopted by the board
of directors of the state farmers' insti
Rule 1. The director of each district
consisting of more than one county
shall, at the request of the executive
committee, or superintendent of insti
tutes, call a conference of his district
at some convenient point, consisting of
the president and secretary of each
county farmers' institute (or persons
selected by them as alternates) for the
purpose of arranging the time anj
place of holding the next county insti
tutes in the district, and co-operating
in securing the speakers. All neces
sary expenses of the two said del?
aates in attending said congressional
conference shall be paid by the Illinou
farmers' institute upon, itemized bills
approved by the director of said district.
Rule 2. The director's approval
shall be required in fixing the dates of
the institutes in his district.
Rule 3. The secretary of each couo-
ty institute shall submit the complete!
institute program to the district direo-
Punch Entertains Twain.
London, July 10. The staff of Punch
entertained Samuel L Clemens at lin.
ner last night. Clemens was a guest tor for his aPIroval before having it
at luncheon .it the l,n....e r m, minieu anu iiismouien. ana tnis shall
yesterday afternoon of Sir Beniamin be "one at ,eaRt twenty days prior to
oton I the time for holding the institute.
uuie 4. ine director shall forward
Negroes Hiss Roosevelt's Picture. ach completed and approved program
Richmond, Va., July 10. Richmond I tne superintendent of Institute.-!.,
negroes last night showed their feeling I w n,cn' 11 "nD to be in accord with
toward President Roosevelt by hiss-lne appointments provided for at th
Ing when the executive's picture was
flashed on a canvas in the opera house.
district conference, shall be printed
iri, XCOnttanea on FeBlxI jjjjjjjj