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A fsee may bo noelul-white lo oovor a heart
And a face may bo full of light over a lio-trl
that's brooking !
Tia not tho hoaviost grief for which wo wear
Tho tears bring alow robot which only wot
Hani may bo burdens Ixirnn, though friends
would tain unbind them;
Raider nro crosses worn where nono euro
God can find them.
For tho loved who leave our side our souls
are well-nigh riven;
But ah' for the graves wo liido, have pity,
tender Heaven !
Bott lie tho words and sweet that soot ho the
Alas ! for tho weary leet that tuny not rest
.Maryarrl K. Sanjtltr.
THE JUDGES WIFE.
Judge Shickleton, one of tho most
prominent jurists in Arkansaw, at a
banquet the other night, related an
interesting reminiscence of the early
days of Arkansatv.
i " I came here," said tho judge, "just
after 1 had been admitted to the bar
in a Northern State. Like the ave
rage young lawyer, I was poor, and
actually thirsted for a case. Shortly
after I arrived, I went to a mountain
district, and stopped at a small town
where court was in session. There
wax considerable excitement in the
town over the trial of a young man
who had l>eon indicted for murder.
The older lawyers were loth to engage
in the prosecution, so the young prose
cuting attorney was working single
handed. I met him the second day
after my arrival, and when he learned
that I was a lawyer, he said:
" ' I am glad to see you, for I know
that, as a young man in the profes
sion, you of course want an introduc
tion to the people of the State.
Nothing so quickly and effectually
introduces a man like parti-ipan y
in an important case. I am at pres
ent prosecuting, for murder, a young
fellow named Dawes. He is its guilty |
as guilty can be, and should by all
means hang, yet I fear, with so much
opposition, that I will not be able to as
sist justice to a proper punishment of
the terrible crime. Now, what I want
you to do is to assist me.'
" I did not at all relish the idea
that my tirst case should be one of
tragedy, and that my tirst money
derived from law should be blood
money ; but seeing no other opening,
and fearing that none other would
present itself, I consented. Just be
fore we reached the argument in tie
case. the prosecuting attorney was
taken violently ill, leaving the entire
conduct of the case devolving upon
me. This, to me. put a dreadful
pha-e on the affair, ami for a time I
meditated whether or not 1 would run
away from the country and seek my
fortune elsewhere, but finally deciding
that [ could never la-come a lawyer
without making sacrifices in the dis
charge of my duty, I resolved to re
main ami do niy best. I studied the
case carefully. T went to the place, a
short distance away, and examined
the ground where the murder had
been committed. I found a witness
who had not l>een summoned, and
upon the whole did good detective
work. The arguments lagan. 1
nerved myself to the point, and made
the last speech I could possibly for
mulate. I was somewhat surprised
at my own powers, and at the interest
I was taking in the case. The pris
oner, a handsome fellow, would at
times look at ine in mute appeal, but
I knew that he was guilty, i estale
lished the. fact that the defendant
had quarreled with an old man named
Shannon, and that shortly afterwards
he went to Shannon's field and shot
him from the fence. I made every
point so clear that I could s<-e the
jurymen shaking their heads when an
illustration was strikingly vivid. The
counsel for the defense, composed of
old lawyers, whose fame had long
since ls-en established, looked at me
in astonishment. They met me. and
wanted a compromise. I knew
nothing hut justice, and justice knew
no compromise. Finally, the case
went to the jury. Within five minutes
afterward a verdict of guilty was ren
"An appeal to the supreme court
was taken, but the decision of the court
below was sustained, and the young
man was hanged.
" I did not settle in the town, for
the scene became repulsive. I
moved to another part of the .State,
where I soon established a good
"One day, about three years after
ward, I met. at a northern watering
place, a beautiful young woman, whose
husband was dying of consumption.
iShe seemed so devoted to him, con
sulted his every whim, and was so
eeuuous about his comfort, that 1
was attracted toward her. She did
not seem to doubt her husband's recov
ery, and when one evening I aski-d
her if she did not think that he was
sinking rapidly, her large, lustrous eyes
filled with tears, and in a choking voice
she replitsi :
" • I don't think that lie is slck enough
•'' Hut you should he prepared for
the worst,' I suggested
"' I cannot bo prepared for it.
No preparation can lighten the blow.
If ho dies, it is my desire to go too.'
Hut you cannot go without com
mitting suicide, and you certainly
cannot contemplate such a terrible
-•-Oh, I don't know," she exclaimed,
• I don't like to think about it.'
"The consumptive grew worse
rapidly, hut his wife was still hope
ful. for lie would talk of what he
intended to do when Ic recovered.
One night, about twelve o'clock. 1
was summoned to tin- JSH tr fellow's
riMiin. He lay gasping for breath,
and his wife, beautiful even in grief,
sat holding his hands. The end soon
came, and 1 saw her how her magnifi
cent head in despair.
"He was buried, in compliance
with a request that ho made, on the
mountain, where a little stream
flowed, and where a tree, covered with
wild, beautiful vines, shaded a grassy
" I did not Mrs. Delure, Un
fair widow, for a few days after the
funeral. Then she came to bid me
"When the memory of your hus
band affords a melancholy pleasure,
instead of a deep grief, will you not
write to me?" I \ski*|.
"'I don't know,' she replied. -I
don't feel as though 1 shall ever again
feel dis|>osed to write, but I thank
you for tin- deep interest you have
taken in me, and hope some day to
meet you again.'
"• You are young, Mrs Delure, and
so nil I. We may live a long tint •
We may meet again. I would lik--
though, to gain one promise; tliit,
; five years from now, you will write to
me,if for nooth'-r purpose than telling
me that your are well.'
•"But I may not lie well.' she re
plied, with a faint snub- that went to
" * Then promise to t--ll in • w '.ether
you are sjck or w ell -'
"Why, if 1 am living. I will be
either siek or well, and if I'm dead. I
cannot write, you know.' and again
the faint smile, like a softened twi
light. Pas-ed over her face.
"• Write to rue anyway? "
"'I will," she -iid, as she enteral
the hark. 'I will write just a< soon
as I can.'
" I return--1 to Arkanxuw and r--
suined my pro-dire, but business - are
did not remove the image of that
lieautiful fare. Day an I night my
thoughts, sometiur-H anxious almost
lieyond endurance, wandered lwi-'k t >
the watering place. Once 1 dreamed
of that quiet, s.i-l smile, and awak
ing, I found that the fir-t beams of
a rising moon were lighting my cham
"Two years pasxixl. and I h<- rd
nothing from Klla, as I had learned
to think of her. At last I determined
to go again to the watering phiee.
One eveuing, after I had ls-en there
a few -lays, I was strolling ->n tin
mountain, when I chanced to -tr-.1l
near Del ore's grave. Hearing voices,
f approached cautiously 1 xt-x-d lw
] hind a tree. The inonn --ante out. and
I saw Mrs. I>elur- and a man sitting
near the grave.
"• I cannot mam you,' she said,
i ' You have le-en very kind to me,
I an-1 have greatly aided me in getting
i my achool, but 1 cannot marry you.'
•"Do you ever expect to marry
j again ?' he aked.
i j "• I don't know-. There is one man
whose memory 1 Iwve. lie was with
- me when my husband died. If I
were to ever .marry any one I would
; marry him. 1 promised to write to
■ him, and I have tried a do/en times,
[ i but each letter sc-ni--il like a love
j "I could stand no more, and ex
• I claiming • Klla,' I rushed from my hi-l
- it* place and caught her in my arms
. The man looked on for a moment, and
t "Our arrangements were so>n com
t pleted. Our wedding was quiet and
( simple, and immediately after the oere
mony, we started for my home in Ar
I " We began housekeeping at once,
i, and I know there was not a happier
1 man in town than I. One evening,
while Klla an-1 I were sitting in the
- twilight, she said :
H •" I never saw a man so little in
e terested in any one's history as von
i, are. You have been acquainted with
me a long time now. and have never
a asked me anything about my former
"' Your present self,' I replied, 'bA
longs to me; your former self did not.
I am never anxious about anything
that does not belong to me.'
"' Do you know that I used to live
in this state?'
" ' Did you?' I asked, in surprise.
"' Yes,' she said, in a saddened
tone. • I have been three times mar-'
ried. My first husband was named
Dawes, Imt he was a bud man, and
died by the hand of the law.'
"(ir-'at heavens, I had hung her hus
A SINGULAR STOUT.
The I,ntr I'rofraeor I'aluirr antl Ills Peru
In tho "Life of Professor Palmer,"
who, it will be remembered, was Uill-sl
by Arabs when engaged upon a rnid
sion in connection with the lute Kgypt
iiui war, there is a remarkable story
told of an event which happened to
liiui when a youth in London. He
was thr<-uten<sl w ith symptoms of pul
monary disease, and tho doctors told
him that he bad but a few months to
live. Helieving this report, he gave
up his clerkship, and returned to his
aunt at Cambridge; and Mr. Walter
j Hesant, who writes the "Lif.e" vouch
| ex for what next happened.
There w as at a time a certain herbalist
living ut Cambridge, nam-si Shcrring
hain. Now the profession of herbalist
is -n-- which still exists, and is even
extensively, though obscurely prac
ticed, although ordinary people know,
as a rule, little about it. The follow
ers of the craft, in fact, preserve tho
oM traditions concerning the efficacy
i of certain drugs and herbs, tin sit -if
which are quite common, and may lie
gathered in the fields. There is no
disease which t hey -In not profess to
cure by the administration :>f these
herbs, and their pharmuco|H-ia is, or
osis| to be before the I|-'I ay of the pro
fession, very extensive. I have been
by a physician that many of
the herbs used bv herbalists -lo actual
ly p ISSI-VS the valuable modir.il proper
iu-s attributed to them, though they
have been supplanted by other drugs
"f more re-ent I.- -v.-ry ami more ef
fi .c lous action. There are still, iti
i n't, thousands f people especially in
fhe gr--at tosio, who woull not will
ingly consult any other d'tor than the
herbalist, and they arestr-mg l-elievers
in the powers .if majority, feverfew,
dandelion, eam-uiule, and other plants
; which the old women formerly gatli
ered in the h-xlgi-t for th<- curing of
the village folks The man Sherring
ham was .-n-- of the unlicensed prac
titioners. Now, whether I'aimer went
to consult him, oroneof las friends
s went. or, which is quite jx-ssilde, lie
himself knew Calmer and volunteered
-11- -x|>eri--iue and skill. I know not;
l-llt at all events, he did listen tobher
ringhani, did take liis advice, and did
follow the treatment recommended by
him. ft was simple; it consisted of a
single s-rong >i .• of 1-d-e.lia, a herb
who h produces I am told, effects simi
lar to those of hemlock. The patient
was first si'i/isl with a v iulent attack of
■ -muting; then a cold chill laid hold of
his , and slowly mounted upwards;
it froze hi* limbs, which he could not
move, and struck his heart which
c.-a- l to lie.V, and his throat, which
ceased to breathe. They bad sent for
a d'" tor by this time.
"I felt myself," h" aid, describing
this experience, --j f,.| myself-lying, I
was lidtig kill-d by tins drear fill cold
sprea ling all over me. I was quite
I certain that my last moments had ar
r riv.sl Hy my liedsjde stood my aunt,
p.Mvr soul, crying. I saw- the doctor
feeling a pulseless wrist, watch in
hand; the cold dews of death were on
f my forehead; the cold hand of death
was on my limits. I'p to my lij-s. but
. n-> higher, I thought f was actually
dead, and could see and hear, but not
f speak, not even when the doctor let
( my hand fall uje-n the pillow an-1 said
I solemnly, "He is gone'"
I "There was n > pain, except the feel
) ing of intense cold," he used to add,
n--r was he iri any concern, except
( that he wished he had finished a cer
tain Imok lie had began, and he won-
I -h-r-xl whether in the next world ho
would have a chance of finishing it.
( "The art of -lying," he would say. "is
I nothing to what people think. 1 have
( been -lead myself, an-1 ought te know."
An-1 then ?
I Then he recovered. Ho recovered
, ' suddenly. New strength came to him;
h-- not. only got the !>etter of this poi
s -n. but the lolielia. or something else,
, got the 1 tetter of Ills disease. The
r consumption was arrested, andhe was
f no more troubled for the rest of his
life, except on one occasion with any
morn anxiety about his lungs. This
strange story is aiisoliitelv true, and
(( is know nto all who knew I'aliner at
I I that time.
r on.-third of the K-listo Island, one
i" J <ff the famous ".Sea l.xUn la," Is owned
I by n<-gr --x
MARKIAUE IS CIIISA.
•low !!• Ilrtdo is rrrd to lII* I.room
•id llovr ll* Makii || rr Ilia \ If*.
On the wedding day the guests as
semble in the bridegroom's house.
Then a procession is formed, consist
ing of friends, hands of music, and
fcedan chairs divorated in red and gold,
with bearers in red coats and dressed
in a sort of livery, sometimes wearing j
■ml caps. The procession starts from |
the house with a courier at the head,
lie hears a large piece of pork on a i
tray, to keepolT malicious demons who !
may he lurking on the street corners 1
and in the alleys. These demons are
supposed to tackle the pork, and while
they are thus husied the procession '
passes on without heing affected hy
their evil inlluence. All tliis time the
hride Is at her own house, arraying
herself in her hest dress and richest
jewels. Her hair is bound tin and ar- |
ranged in due form and style hy a ,
skilled matron. After tliis her lieail !
dress is donned. It usually consists
of some rich material sprinkled with
ornaments. A large mantle is then
thrown over her. It completely covers
her. Last of all an enormous hat, as
large as an umbrella, is placed on her
head. It conies down to tier shoulders, j
completely hiding her face. Thus j
ngg'sl, she takes tier scat in the r<sl
gilt marriage chair, called kwa kiau.
When concealed in this chair she is
carried to her husband hy four men.
When the hride is seated in the
chair, her mother or some other rela
tive locks the door, and the key is giv- ,
en to the best man. 1 suppose he
turns it over to the bridegroom on
reaching ins house. The procession
returns with more care and more
style. I saw one during a ramble in a
Chinese tow n. As tin- 1 >rid- was ls>rne
past us we gave her three cheers. I
dare say that all lu r children will be
either knock-kneed or bow-legged, be.
cause of the cheers of the barbarians.
Hood luck to the poor bott!ed-up otic.
She had the best wishes of all our par- ,
ty, as we followed the pri* <--*jon for
some squan** to the gr< at astonish
ment of all the < hinamen on the
As the procession approached the
hridegrooiu's door a band stationed
there struck up a tune, and lire-crack- j
crs were let off by the le>x until the
bride was < arricd within the gate
The go-tictween then got the key from
the bridegroom and opened the door
of the sedan chair. As the bride ,
alighted she was saluted by a small
child at the side .d the old man. The j
groom was closeted within the house,
and she went in to seek him. Mm still
wore the enormous hat and mantle.
When she found the groom he greob*l
her with gnat gravity. They lth ,
kppr <arhcd the ancestral tablet and
l>)we<l their heaiLs three times. They
next took scats at a small table tear
ing two goblets tied together with
thread and containing wine. The go
between scvrrl the thread, but the
brul" failed to quench her thirst, ow
ing to her enormous hat and mantle.
The two were now man and wife. ;
The husband took the hat and inantle
from the bride, and for the first time
In his life had a look at her. After
he had looked at her for some minnb-s j
Jio called in his friends and guests.
They scrutinized her and made no j
bones of expressing their opinions con
cerning her charms. The females
gave their tongues full Slope, and had
no mercy on the poor hride. she took
it all without making any disagreea
ble answer, for fear that the match
would lie considered an unlucky one.
These cruel criticisms ended, she was
introduced to her husband's parents,
after which she saluted her own father
and mother. The wedding feast was
then served, the sexes eating in differ
ent apartments. The males were
served by the bridegroom and his
relative*, and the females by the
females hy the hride and her mother
in-law. assisted hy servants. The two
sexes rarely *tt down at tin 1 same ta
Marring" is very common among the
Chinese. You hardly ever come across
a girl of sixti-en or eighteen who is not
tied down to some man. If a woman
Commits adultery after marriage she
Is decapitated under the law.
"Why," said a defeated candidate.
1 am I like the earth f"
"Because," said a listener, "you are
covered with dirt,"
"Wrong ; guess again."
"Because you are always 'round."
"Wrong; try another."
"Because you are wicked."
"Give It up. Why are you ?"
I "Well, It's because I'm flattened at
L the polls."— Merchant-Tratvller.
The government of the United
States does not own an acre of public
land within the borders of Tennessee.
A HKKAD FACTOR?.
A I'arlalati Ksiabllsh mcnl for Nahlni
• he Maff of Ufa.
There is now lxdng erected in oneoi
the suburbs of I'aris, says a letter from
that city, an establishment in which
the visitor may see wheat come in at
one door in sacks and go out at ths
other in shape of loaves of bread. I
mud hardly add that in each one of
I the various steps of this great ineta
i morphosis mechanical appliances wilL
I as far as possible, take the place ol
manual lalor. The following is ths
! routine of the process that will be
adopted at this establishment: As
sisin as the wheat has arrived and its
' weight and quality verified, it is
emptied from the sacks into an u: der
ground tank, where an elevator takes
it up to the top of the building, where
there are three store rooms, one for the
I hard, one for the half-hard and one
j for the soft wheat. From here it is
! conveyed either hy its own weight
through pipi-s, or by means of another
elevator to the cleaning stores, and
then automatically into duster,'
I and lastly into the "ventilator," which
blows away the last speck of dust. It
is now ready for the grinding-stones,
j hut before rem hing them it pa-scs
j through the '•dampening screw,"
which imparls to it such a degree of
dampness as may h considered im -s
-sary in order to facilitate its transfor
mation into dour. As it leaves the
screw it is sei/i-d bv two "Hungarian
: cylinders." When the grain has paints
:<d through these cylinders it has
Imi-oiiu- Uiulangc. or'uulsilted flour,
and the cylinder- have a capacity of
10/kO jxiunds of boulange jer day.
Mill, in an automatic manner, the(XJU
lange passes on to the "bluteni*" or
(silting doth*. whieh ar- so arranged
as to at once separate the various
grades of flour from each other, and
wliicli are thereupon transported to
store rooms that do not materially
differ from those from which the grain
j started. The bran is pa'ked into
sacks holding l" 1 ' |iounds each, and is
ready for sale. The flour on the ot(i-r
hand is not yet at th" end of its ad
venture*. The mixing of the dougii is
done in the Ik-liry mixer, an inven
tion that tunis out <V<O jsiunds of
dough every twenty minutes. Tiie
I dough passe* tiirougli two cast iron
rollers, and as it puss-'** an automatic
knife cut- it into njual-si7'*l mor> ls,
which fall ujxin an endless canvas le-lt
that conveys them to the workmen,
who, with rapid motion, shape each
lump of dough into a loaf, place them
separately in flannel-lined baskets of
i the exa't si/c of the loaf and pile them
on tricycles, 120 on each tricycle,
which conveys them to the oven.
. This oven is a gallery fifty feet in
length and divided into two cham
bers. The oven is heated froin lieJow
and the loaves are carried through it
by means of an endless chain, which
pasM-s over drums at a rate of speed
that >an be regulated according to tho
size of the ioaves and the heat of tho
oven and in such a manner thut as one
unbaked loaf enter* the oven at one
end a baked loaf i-stu-s at the other.
As they leave the oven they are placed
1 on wicker trays and carried to the
| cooling-room. from whence they are
delivered to the customers by wagons.
It may interest the reader to know
that in France 133 pounds of bread
can !*• made from 100 jxmnds of flour,
that 100 pounds of flour can lie pro
duced from 133 pounds of wheat, and
that the annual consumption of bread
in this city is 113 pounds i>er head of
More than Men.
A good story is told <>f Lamartine in
the Revolution of 184*. At the Hotel
de Mi"" Lamartine received the an
nouncement that a deputation of Ves
uviennes demanded an interview.
Three women strongly resembled the
famous poiaardm of the First Rev
olution. The doors of his cabinet
were throw n open, and the apartment
was presently filled hy these fierce-look
ing dames, whose dishevelled locks and
uncouth garb presented anything but
an attractive spectacle. Monsieur de
Lamartine bowed, and begged to know
whether he could lie of any service to
his visitors. "Citizen," replied the
foremost among them, standing with
anus akimbo in front of her comrades,
"the Vesuviennes have resolved to
send you a deputation to express their
admiration of your conduct There
are fifty of us, and in be name of all
tho Vesuviennes, we, fifty In number,
have come to kiss you." The poet
gave one glance at the forest of un
kempt hair and the rubicund cheeks of
the unwashed Venusen, and thus re
plied—"Citoyennes, I thank yon for
the sentiments you inspire mo
with; hut allow me to remark that
patriots of your stamp are more than
women—they are men. Men do not
I embrace each other. We shako hands."
• And they did. till he was almost sorry
. he had not made it kisses aftr all.
M. HeLesseps states that the evapoi*
ating power of the nun l.n lean on the
aite of the proposed inland sea of .Sa
hara than on the Bed Sea, and he does
not anticipate that the waters will dry
Geological examination reveals in
the delta of the Mississippi, along a
space of :$OO miles, ten distinct forests
of buried trees. Maid cypresses with
a diameter of twenty-live feet have
A t'iiinese imperial decree has iieen
issued ordering that the telegraphic
lines between Woonsung and Shang
hai, and between Ainoy and ifaihon,
are to be constructed ly the Chinese
thctuselves and not by Kuropeaus or
I'rof. Joseph J.e t'outc has come to
the conclusion tiiat the supjiosod hu
man footprints at < arson, Nevada, are
the tracks of a large plantigrade qua
druped. He adds that there i an
abundant room lor honest difference of
opinion in the matter.
It is maintained by some scientists
that the aroma of fruits increases with
the latitude, while the sweetness de
creiujes. Many herbs, su> han caraway,
are ru ber in essential oils in Norway
than in more southern regions. The
••fleet i asrriU-d to the influence of
the prolonged light of the summer
Among Russian geologists the belief
appears tii be settled that granite
pubs, one,- thought to lie of ignoo'is
and eruptive origin, are really of
aqueous formation. The granite -if
the rapuls of the Itnieper, when close
ly examined, show stratification, and
under the microscope they are -ao-n 'u
contain drops of brown water.
l)r. Julien came to the following
conclusions in regard to th" life of
st n< s. defining life as the jieri-d dur
ing which the -tone presented a decent
appearance. Coarse brownstone, best
used out of tin- sun. from five to fif
t'- :i y< trs. I.:ttiiinut<-d fine brown
stiii..-from twenty-five to fifty years.
Compart fine brow nstone from one to
two f . ntiir.es. Nova -tia stone will
pro),ably last from fifty toone hundred
\c..rs. Ohio sandstiine. the best of the
sandstones, psi y>ars; Caen stone,
fr m thirty-five to forty years ; coarse
loloinite marble, forty ydti; flat mar
ble, ixty y ir.s; pure calcareous mar
ie. fr-'iii fifty to one hundred y-ars,
granite, from seventy-live to JiJO years,
wording to variety .
The (onstcrn.itlon an Owl Made.
The action of the Washington mon
ument is watched most carefully and
its every movement register*--!. TWQ
plummets are suspcndisl in its inside,
one from a height of job feet and tlx
other from a height <>f 15© feet. Th*
movements of these are compared
many times a day. The movement of
one should le about one and one-hall
times that of the other if there were
no irregular internal movement <>n the
part of the structure Hut the regis
ter shows that the movement is irreg
ular in lsith direction and in sire.
Sometimes the plummets move iu op
posite directi- ns and sometimes in the
same. Sometimes the top moves a
little, hut its whole sway since the
foundation was strengthened has l>een
only one-quarter of an inch All of
these movements are very slight, and
ran only he detected with a micro
scope. The longer plummet line is en
raged in a wooden box, to prevent the
atmosphere having any effect upon it,
and since the finding that the spiders
had once drawn the line out of the
perpendicular, a careful investigation
is made daily, to see that the lines are
not influenced by outside causes.
Once, when great consternation was
caused by the irregularity of the line,
it was found that an owl was (torched
upon the top of the line. It was
caught, killed, stuffed and given to
Mrs. Hayes, and It is now probably on
exhibition at Fremont
She Took the Medicine.
The doctor had loved her long an-t
well, but dare not mention it At
length she l*>eame indisposed and sent
for him. He could see nothing mater
ially wrong with her, except a little
j irregularity about the heart, and at
length she asked:
••Well, doctor, what do you think
ought to bo done for me."
Replied the doctor, "I don't know ol
any letter way than to go to the coun
ty clerk's and get a matrimonial pen
-What and get married—why whs
in the world would have raeT*
••I will." replied the doctor.
"Oh. dear me, if that Is the kind oi
medicine you are going to give me, it
won't le so bad to take afte all. will
it dear." replied the rapidly reviving
young lady. —W'iVfcW ( W. !'.,) fere