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kESMA.BILSH ED_EWIRR.S C., TUESD)AYt AUGUST lt, 1903.*We ~1z~~~UA BASE BALL HORROR IN PHILADELPHIJ BOARD WALK AROUND A BASB BALI PARK GIVES WAY, Four Persons Killed, at Least Twely, Fatally Injured, and One Iundred and Fifty Others Seriously Hurt. Pailadelphia, Pa , August 8.-Fou persons are dead, at least twelve ar thought to be fatally injured an( fully one hundred and fifty other hurt seriously, as the rt sult of at accident, which occurred today a the Philadelphia National Leagu( Base Ball Park. A board walk which overhung the loft field bleach ers, fell to the street, carrying twc hundred spectators. Nearly one hundred persons te ceived fractures of the limbs, lacera. tion of the head, broken noe, con tusions of head and body, but theii conditions are not serious. Two games were schedulei be tween Boston and Philadelphia thi. afternoon and the attraction drew over 10,000 persons to the ball park. The accident occurred at 5.40 o'clock, while the Boston team was at the bat in its half of the fourth inning of the second game, and was indirectly due to a quarrel between t wo drunken men in the street. The National League stands are built of steel and brick, the brick wall extending on tirely arund the grounds. At the top of the left, field seats, and ex tending from the grand stand to the end of the bleachers, there was a walk abut 3 foot wide, which over hung the street. It was this walk which gave way under the heavy weight. Men who were standing on the walk were attracted by a disturbance in the street. They leaned over the railing to see what was the trouble, and this drew the attention of othei spectators, who rushed on the walk, The walk became over crowded and WITHoUT A NIONTENT'S wARNINo, two hundred feet of it fell to the sidewalk, twenty feet below, carrying all who were on it. There- were probably three thousand persons sit, ting in the left field bleachers, and the roar made by the falling timbej created a panic. Instantly the spec. tators rose en masse and made a rusli down tho grand stnid and into the playing field. Not knowing whal had occurred, the ball players and others tried to stop the mad rush but they were swept aside and svera persons were badly hurt in theocrush Outside the grounds the scene wai one of horror. For an ent ire bloci on 1thI st reet, from H-unt ingdor st reet to Lehigh avenue, mn and boys were lying writhing in agony Sonic were buried under thle wreck age, oth iers wero lying int theogut.ters andl dlozensi were si rotchied out in 15tit. street on thbe car t racks. The 10,00( persons wvithint ih gronds -left th place andl crow(ded aboni the injured of whom there were onmre than hurnd red. mu nescr,ibIal e conli fniot reigned fo r a t ime beceti of thle great crowd. WVhile wait ig for convyoy aneets t< carry the victimns to hiospiitals t hou sands or willing hanids LOOKED) AFTERCI Tn1E INJUanrDn. They were carried fromt the stree and laid on the sidewalk and som< were tanken ito near. by privati houses. All houses in the vicinit were thrown open to thte victime One of the largest street car barns il the city is situnated across the stree from the Ball Park and all the car and-teams woere go.tteni ready ti transport the injured to hospitals. ROTTEN woOD1EN 5UPPoirTs. An examination of the wa.lk afne thie accident showed nmany of th wooden supports, wI clh extenide: three feet bey ond the wall, to be rot ten. They were abhout two anrd half inches t hick and about si inches wide. heyio broke (off finul with the wvall. The trial of t he notorious Hu cmbei family, on the charge of having poi petrated what is generally tornm "the greatest swinrdle of the century began at Paris on Satinrday. WHIPPING A WHITB WOMAN. Horrible Outrage at Georgia Penitentiary Farm-Public Indignation is Aroused.. Atlanta, Ga, August 9.--Already in the throes of caloric discussion over the fight in the Legialalure now in Session to abolish the convict lease system-a fight that precipitated the r the charge of lobbying and is produc. 3 ing daily sensations -Georgia is thrill ing with indignation over a lashing given to Miss Mamie Dechrist, an unfortunate but cultured young woman at the State penitentiary farm, where she dis3beyed the wife of the man in charge and was guilty of im pertinence. Known as the "Diamond Queen," formerly of Savannah, Georgia, her whole behavior since the commission of the crime has been such as to cause many persons to believe that she is not of sound mind, and, hold. ing this belief, the indignation of the general public over the mere whip ping of a woman is trebled in Savan nah and where she was known, into nothing short of a horror. Still another feature which stirs the situation mere deeply is the at ate ment issued by Capt. Foster, who is in charge of the working of the con victs in the fields, that his resignation is on the way to the chairman of the State prison commission, as he had learned that, following his open state ment that he believed the present convict lease system should be wiped out, coupled with his refusal to work Miss Mamie Dechrist in the fields the day before she was whipped, be cause she was in no condition for such work, led to the offering of his place to Capt. Dennis, of Putman County. BIS DECHRIST LASHED. When Capt. Foster refused to work Miss Deohrist in the field, asserting that she was in no condition, he sent her back to the house, which depart ment is under the supervision of Capt. Allgood, with his wife as matron. What occurred there is not known in detail. No one here will discuss it. But it is known that she was whip-. ped and the matter kept a profound secret. The authorities here of the State prison commission denied all knowledge of the affair and Capt Allgood refused to tell or to allow anyone to see Miss Dechrist, stating she objected. . The lashing was given in the pres ence of Dr. Adams, the farm physi cian, who was there to see that she was whipped no longer or more harshly than she could statbd. A thin garment covered her back, but did not protect her from the cruel blows. It must be left for the public to draw its own inferences-whether Miss Dechrist did not wish to see visitors, whether she wvas prevented from seeing them, or whether her cond(it.ion was such as to render her physic*ally unnble to see any one. FLBW A QUARTER OF A MILE. The Langley Air Ship Model at Wide Water, Va. Wiude Water, Va, August 8 t partly successful experiment with the tiste foct Langley air ship was made ti ornring from the house boat in the Potomac River, off this point. The aierodromo started well in a straight line south with a velocity of sevenity feet per second and flew for a distance variously estimated at from four to six hundred yards. Some deflection in the wings soon after the launching caused her to take a downward course, which she r followed rapidly, and was impelled & into the water under the full power :1 of her engine. There was sufilcient - steam generated for a rapid flight of a a half or three quarters of a mile. K Under the fnll pressure of this force ki the machine struck the water and a moment more had1( disappearedl from view. The machine was recovered. -t It was considerably damaged. The machine was taken to the (1 house boat, where extensive repairs '' will have to be made befora~ another test can ben ma(la SENATOR TILLMAN LOST HIS RAILROAD PASSES THEY WERE IN A WALLET WITH EX PRESS FRANKS, ETC., ETC. South Carolina's Senior Senator Arrives i St. Louis and Tells His Troubles to Missouri People. St. Louis, Mo., August 7.-Sena tor Benjamin R. Tillman, of Soutl Carolina, remained in St. Louis to day, and while here he reported a the local offices of various railroadi and express companies the loss of i wallet filled with passes, expres franks and other money tavers. I was reported that the Senator hac been robbed on a train, but he de nied the Atory at the Southern Hotel, "They fell out of mn3 pocket," h said, "and I did not notice it at the time. They were not taken by c pickpocket that I know. One of thE passes I lost was over the Burlington Railroad and I guess I dropped it at Kansas City. It was in a pocket. book that, had a lot of express comj panies franks and telegraph frankE and other railroad paisses, and all that, kind of stuff. But I had not used the Burlington pass." Senator Tilhman was asked if it was not unusual fur him to accept such favors from corporations and he replied: "How can I help accepting theni; they stick them at ite and stick them at me until I just havo tc take them. They don't influenc my voto. It. is different down in out country from what, it. is up here. You haven't heard of anybody being bought with thousand dollar billF down our way, have you? It's the custom for all public men to accept passes and most of us are slaves tc custom." Senator Tillman left, tonight to re sume a lecturing tour, accompanied by Senator Burton, of Kansas. ROOSEVELT ON LYNCHING. He Commends the Course of Gov. Durbin, of Illinois. Oyster Bay, N. Y., August 9.-In a letter, the publication of which waE authorized today, Presideint toose volt commends Governor Durbin, of Indiana, for the attitude he assumed recently respecting l3 nching. The President also embraces the oppor tunity to express his own views in reference to lynching and mob vio lence, generally, pointing out that mob violence is mnerely one form of anarchy and that anarchy is the fore. runner of tyranny. The President vigorously urges that. the penalty fot that crime which most. frequently in. duces a resort. to 13yniching shiall be applied swiftly and sutrely, but by3 due process of the courts, so that il may 1)0 dlemonst rated "tIhat the law is adequate to d1eal with crimie b3 freeing it fronm .very vestige o technticality andi delav.'" CLEMSON'S GOLD MINE. Farmer-s' College Will Get Something Ove $100,000 Fromu the Fertilizer Inspectioni Tax. Up to the 1st day of August thter has beeni collemied by I he St ate Treais urer $I90,9)935 on , account of thl fertilizer inspectiton tax. The las requnires that an inspection tax of 2 cents per tont shalt be paid for ferti lizers offered for sale in this stati This entire tax is held ini the treat ury, subject to the order of the doar< of trustees of Clemson College. The sale of fertilizers this year hr been greater than in a number< years uund hefor thn end( of the seor this source of income will give (lon son College over $100,000. A terrible t orntado passed throng the mining district northI and easti Pittsburg, P~a., on Sat urday, di strointg hund,rred of houses, killin two persons, and i iinurig at leat sixty others. Amnos .Jones, colored, wvas hange 1b3 a mob at H at tiesburg, Miss , Sa urdIay for the murder of Jailer a M. Sexton. Jones killed Sexton an at tempt to break jail. Hie wv. aIssisted1 by three othier prisoners wI Snarrowly ecanped being lynche ,a THEB CORONATION OF THE POPE. Most Magnificent Rite of the Catholic Church-The Basilica Crowded to Overflowing. Rome, August U.-The ceremony of the coronation of Pope Pius X took place today in the Bnsilica of St. Peter's, in the presence of the princes and high dignitaries of the Church, diplomats and liomatinobles and with all the solemnity and splon dor associated with this, the most magnificent rite in the Roman Cath olic Church. As Cardinal Macchi, the dean of the Cardinal decons, placed the triple crown on the head of the venerable Pontiff, the throng of 70,000 persons, gathered within the Cathedral burst into unrestrained acclamations, the choir into a hymn of triumph, and the bells of Romo rang out a jo) ful peal. It is fifty.seven years since the Romans and Europe assisted at such a function in St. Peter's. The great Basilica, popularly supposed never to have been quite fnll, was over flowing with humanity. The Papal throne, a bewildering mixture of gold, red and silver, was erected in front of the high altar. As, con trary to custom, on these ocentsions, there were no galleries, the 3asilica bore more of its normal aspect. On the altar, which was dressed in white, stood the famous silver gilt, candle. sticks and a magnificent crucifix. All the available standing space witlin the Cathedral wits divided mito see tionis by wooden barriors, which to it certain extent, kept the vast, crowd in order. STATE'S FINANCIAL CONDITION. Treasurer Hopes To Meet all Obligations With The amount Which He Is Allowed To Borrow. Columbia Cor. News and Courier. By close calcalations Stato Treas urer R. H. Jennings hopes to moet all of the expenses of the State Gov ernment promptly with the auiount that he is allowed to borrow on the credit of the State. in the appropriation bill, passed at the last session of the General As sembly, the following section was incorporated: "In anticipation of the collection of the taxes levied by the Stitte, the Governor and Stato Treasurer are empowered to borrow on the credit of the State so much money as many be needed to meet )roiptly at matur ity the interest on the public 'debt, wvhich shall mature on the first of July, 1903, and on1 the first of Jiann ary, 1904, andl to pa~y the cu rrenut expenses of the State (Governmecnt for the tiscal year. Provided thait the sum so borrowed shall inI ne event exceedl three hundred t hiousand dlollars." in addition to this amouniiit t hi State Treasurer wvas aut horizedI t.e borrow $200,000) to mueet. t he pension pay roll. Only $75,000) was needed Ito pay1 all of the pension claimis, andI up t( (late the State has b)orro wed 1 25,00)( to mieet the running Oxpenses0 of th< Government. Treasurer dJonniingi stated to (lay that it would be noces0 sary to borrowv the full atmount atl lowed by law, to meet all expenses before taxes for t he new liscal yeit would begin to come ini. Simnce lte const ruction t imes South Carolin, has beeni seve:ail hundred t housaa dollars behind ini her cu rrent ex~ penses, and( with then inicreitse of at propriations made by the Legislat nr it is necessatry to borrow money t meet the claims against the State. r The last Legislature appointed commission, consisting of Seniator George S. Mower, IHichiard I. Man hi ning and( Representatives A ltamoni Mososo, Johnm P. T.Ihoma,s tad W(. C Tatum, to look inlto the tatx situtio~ and report its findings at. the nex session of the Ge~neratl Assembly13 Although the con,mission has in form ally miiet the imebe rs hiave bo (Ihard at work studying the, situhat ioi -and( will have thle <inest ion welli hand when the L4egislatture meets. n Frank Itoherson2, colored, wi is hanged at Jacksonville, la , on Fr 10 day for a mnurdler comumittedl foi DEMENTED MOTHER BEHEADS DAUHGTERS AWFUL DEBD OF NEGRO WOMAN IN COLLETON COUNTY.' Tried To Burn Bodies.--She Says "A Dog Told Her the World Would Be De stroyed Unless She Killed Her Children." The State. Valterboro, Aug. 8 -- Yesterday be tween 12 and 1 o'clock one of the most brutal crimes ever known in this c1oun1ty Was conm11itted at Church Flat, about two miles from Ran towles Atation, on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad. Lizzie Aiken, a tie gro wonian itbout 410 years old, killed two of her children by cutting their heads off with att axo. One of the children was 5 years old and the other 3. It is said their heads were severed completely from the body, not a nerve or vein or anything left to conneet them. The body of the older child wis cut. int other places, showiig that the crazed mother met with soime resistance in killing this one1. Both childr( n were girls. It1o0ti that an effort was made to bturn them after the bloody work of the axe, for a fire had been kin ked around the body of the younger. child. 'lle woliti wi colnitted to jail I his 1n.orning by Th1o8. Fields, con1sta in for Magistrate Beliling, and from what lhe says the wonan m11tust have bin erazy. lie says site claimed that. a (log caime along anld told hte the world would be destroyed unless she killed them in order to save the world. She admitted the killing to 1agisrate Behling, but now denies it most stretuously. It is reported from Spartanburg that Presidoit 11. N. Snyder, of Wof ford college, ias bon offered the presideney of the University of North Carolina. Special Sale of Summer Rate Tickets to the Mountains and Seashore. ''l Columbia, Newberry & L,aurens Railroad o&Ters Week-End Special Summer rates to the Mountains and to the Seashore and other summer re sorts. Tickets sold each Saturday.1 tine 6th to August 29th, 1903, iitelsive, as follows: From Newberry, S. C., to Charleston, S. (............... ...........$5 15 Cross H ill, S. C......... ......... ........ 2 00 Glenn Springs, S. C. .. ............. 2 10 Gre ilville, S. C ........ .................. 2 10 Isle of Palms, S. C................ 5 15 Spartanburg, S. C.............. ..2 10 Sullivan's Island, 8. C............ 5 15 Waterloo, S. C. (I larris Spring)... 2 00 White Stone Lithia Springs, S. C. 2 10 PTese are' week end tickets, sokl1eachl Saturday, final limit Tiuesday following dlate of sale. lFor further intformation and sched uiles, call on or writ.e J1. W. l)enning, Agent. C.IlA L LiNGli FRtOM GIL Di)l AND) WEiliKS, Offer to Refund Monley If Dr. H1oward' Speci0c Will Not Cure Any Case of ConstIpation or~ Dyspepsla, C,ilder .\ Weeks are' seek ing lt,e wori ease of tiyspepst~iaI or constipalt.Ion ii Newher'ry or vicinit.y to test, I)r. Illow ardtI's nie w sp(clifie fori the cuire of th os< So (confiidenit atre t.hey' tht, t,hiis re iarkable miedlicine wvill lfeet IL lastini eure in a shocrt, timle, tht they otfor ta resful.I - ti' orde to stecurec the qu ickest possi1 ble inittroduct,iont 4,libleri & Wce*ks wil (ell aL rmO~tula r lift y centt pacwkag~.e of th I It, will regulteIIL the htowelis, tone ui t.hie w hiol e ifttn istia i ene t, tdI v 0e yuL -appet.itc. maike food taste god.( tand i ges~ct well, andIl incr'eate v'igor. .Joy anO ;hainLttfess. will t,ake thte place of t,hni 0 , "ont cr etI wvhteiter I live 0or die"' feel Tiake ad vat'te of G ibIler & Week F. chbaLl'lng andti 5(ecure' ai bttlie of lih 1 fowaLrdl's Speific at half priice, wIt their' persona1il ' trirantee to r'efund( you - moniey if it dloes not, helpt you. Week End itates l"rom points 1on11 the A tiantic C ons t. I,inefc to Seaside itesots, tickets 5otn satl Satur iday, goodl retutrning including Moni (lay followinig, at.triactive schedIules, unl I Tlickl et 5 to Mouti i and SeasidIe lResort I, li mited for retur pa Il llssage to Octohe a 31st on sale until September 30oth. For full pa tieculars, rates, e!tc, ca on l'icket Agents or wr'ite, 15 W. J1. CRtA IG, General P'assenger Agent r ''Ta(ie Manager Wilmingtn N. r. GENERAL NEWS NOTES. Items of More or Less Interest Condensed Outside the State. A terrible fire on Friday totally destrol od the quartor occupied by the working people m E]sprraguera, Spain, near Blarelons. Throe thous and families wir rendered destituto and somv worknt perished in the flailms. The spiecial train which carried Henry P. Lowo froi New York to Los Angeles, Cal., on account of the serious illness of his little daugther', who (ied before he reached her bed sido, mado the ri in the record smashing timiii of 203 hours and 21 minutes. Lieutenani,t General Miles, coml maiding tbe army, rotired at noon on Saturday having reached the age limit of sixty four years. Henry Lowe, the enginor of the United StatesoSteel corporation, char. tered i special traim, at a cost of $4,000, to carry imn from Now York to Los Angeles, Cal, inl order that he mightt so his 15 year ol daugh ter before her death. The child( died while Mr. Lowe was passing through Western Kansas. Spec Von Sterni org, the now im perial German ambassador, was pro sented to President lItosevelt. at Sagamoro lill oin Priday. This is the first htm an ambassador has ever beet presentd t( a President of the United StIates OutsidO of Vashington atid is it mpocial w(rk of favor to the amitassador, who h1as been a personal friend of the Presi dent for many years. Carnegie has givei to his iative town of Dunfornlino $2,500,000 in U. S. Stool Corporation 5 por cent, bonds for the purpose of building a park, "to introduce into the monot onous lives of the toiling mnassOs more of swootness tand light. The Chinoso Secretary of the Uni. ted States legalion at PePkin han handed Minister Conger a detailed report of the execution of Shen Chin the reformist journalist, who wIs put to doath by the order of the Em press Doweger onl July 13 1. The re port says that the executioners boat Chien for throo or four hoirtS andl(] then, at his own pleatding, st.rangled him to da(th. Sheriff L. E. Williaisort, of DO Soto conty, Miss., was shot and mortally wounded by County Sur. voyor WV. H-. Moody, of the samie county. BothI were canid(ates for the county clerkshiip, anid their troubles grew out of canmpaign diffterences. One0 manil was killedl anid t wventy persons5 inijuIredc in a t roll1ev car aoc cidet near Sharon, P a., onl'l Tu rs daiy, caused b ly in e'xcursioni car runi ning int.o a regular car Th'Ie regn lar had stopp1ed ont account of an ac. cidenit to its imachtinery. SOUTil CARO01INA NiWS. Items or More or Less iterest Condenset Ini the State. isaac llandolphl, at young wvhiti mian contvicted of b igams y at t he reeerl aession of thle Sp art anihntrg court. an< -sent oncedl to t wo( y'ears ini tOe Pni - tont tiry, hasO b)oon granted a nov trial b y ,iudge I )anutzler and re leased1 fronm eisto<dy withIotit bail. n Mrs. Susan H ill diied at G reen w0ood last week, agedI ninet y nit t, years aid six mionths. SIhe svoul -have been 10 <It cn t he 2'ith of ne. s J anutary. She was romtarkable hot1 ;physically and mentally for one r old1. Lightnting struck the h,ansdsot stables of thle Cam<ton Cloun try (lni ton Thnrsday andt( they were bulrno( The totail losa wvas several Ithousani - dIollasT. Thie city council of lRock 11 ill Its a passed( ani ordlinanico ptrohibliting it r ridling of bicycles on any streeti lthe city limits. Lige Hondley, colored, was kilk at Ballentine on leridlay by a cave at an embank ment along flhe C., & I,. railwa5y where lie was wor CIRCUS TRAINS COLLIDE WITH LOSS OF LIFE. TWENTY-THREE WERE KILLED, MOItE THAN TWENTY INJURED. Air Brakes of Second Section Refused to Work--An Anderson Man Among Those lijured. Durand, Mich., Aug. 7.---Twenty three persons were killed in a col lision early today in the Grand Trnik yards between two sections of Wal lace Brothers' circus train. Seven of the dead tre in the morgue on identified. A bout 20 woro more or less seriously injured. Coroner Far rer this afternoon impanelled a jury whice viewed the remains and ad journed until August 14, when the inquest will be held. J. J. Meadows of Anderson, S. U., was among the injured. UBRAKES ImEFUsEiD To woti. The circhs travels in two trains of about 35 cars each. After last night's exhibition at Charlotte, the two trair.s left, for Lapeer, over the Grand Trunk road, the second section leav ing a half hour after the first. It was 3.4") o'clock when the first see tion pulled into the west. ond of the Grand Trunk yards here. A rv( light was hung on the roar ear to stop tho second sect.ion. Engiiner lrobst of Battle Creek, who Wias run ning the engine of the rear train, says Io saw this light and applied the iirbrake. He says it refused to work. lie roversed his engine, but the momentum111 of the heavy train he hind was too great and with i a crash that aronsed all of the town near the yards, the two trains mot. Three ears of the stationary first sootion were telescopod and the engine and live cars of the moving train were demolished. WHIEME LIvIE WEltE LOST. The roer car of the first section was a caboose in which the trainmen were sleeping ann( the next two were fill0d with sleeping circus employem. 'lie greatest loss of life was . the cabooso. One of the wrecked cars of tle seCOInd sectiori was ocoipied by five elephanits and several camels. One of the omels and two of th" olophan.s were killed outright, while the other animals and their traiinor escaped. With the oxception of this car, none of the menagorio wis wrecked, the othor demolished ears containiimg canivas or Vagons aind there was comp larati vely little excite miont amonig tboe wild animals. As 50oon as they recoveredh from the first shock, t lie trainers rushed among the cages quietinig the few beasts that were excited. Thle eleJphants i the wrecked car hehaved with surprising cal mnoss and1( were led out of thle wreck without troub)le. Safe robbers at Seattle, Wash., at 4 o'clock oni Thursdlay morning en. tetd the princi pal hotelh of the plae, rolled the safe oiut of the builIdinrg down a hill and1( erackedl it with dlyna. mit:e. Passers by heard the explo 11ionind rushed to the 5soone, fright.. en inwg off the robbers. Week End Rtates. Tlhe Sout.hern ItalilIway announces the following Week l'nd itates, beginning Saturday, .June 6th, continuing to A ugust 29th, for all Saturday trains, goodl returing until Tuesday following date of sale; roundt trip) tickets will be -on sale from Newbrery to Charleston, Sullivans Island, and isle of Palms, at rate of $5. 16. :1 Beginning ,Jline 6th, contiuing to t. September 12th, for all Saturday and iSunday morning trains, goodl returning Sleaving destination not later than Tuzes (lay following (late of sale, round trip tickets will be on sale from Newberry e as follows: b) Spartanburg..... .. .. .. .$2.10 Greenville...-.... ------..2..10 Whitestone . . -. -. .. ..210 IUnion.......... ---.. ... 85 Tfaylors (for (hick Springs) . . .2 31 Asheville, N. C'.-.--.-.. ...3 85 I lot Springs, N. C-..-.-.-.-.-.460 0Ardeni, N. C--( --. . . ..3 85 [I Fletchers, N. c.-.--... ....3 85 Hlendersonville, N. C..-.-.-. ..3 85 Flat lRock, N. C.-.-..-.-...... 3 85 (1Saluda, N. C..-..-..-..--. .. 3 85 ni Tryon, N. C.-.-.-.-.-. .. ....3 85 ~. Hrevard, N. C.-.-.-.-.-.. ..4.60 -Lake Toxaway, N. C.-.. ..... 5 30 For tickets and further informationi, annly to S. f. uM..EA,Ag.