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America Sneezing Now When
;Enrope Takes Cold.
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Even Colder Weather Does Not Check
Its Progress,
During' the Past Week,
300,000 New Cases.
Nearly three-quarters of a million people
in Europe have been Effected by the Bussian
f "grippe." Betweea200and30Q deaths from
it- occurred during 4he-past week. Many
(notables, royalties and politicians, are af-
"fected. In America the spread oi a similar
(epidemic is reported. Chicago reports one
fatal case. Other cities also hare had deaths
Irom the disease.
JjOSDOS, Decemb'er 28. Copyright.
- After a week of unseasonable and depress
ing mildness, the weather has turned colder
all over Europe, and the doctors encourage
-the hope that the influenza epidemio will,
'In consequence, commence to abate. Ex
'perts who hare followed and studied the
course of the disease do not share this
optimism, and even predict that the cold
.will irfcrease the gravity of the symptoms
sand render more dangerous such after
effects as pneumonia and peritonitis. Asa
matter of fact, physicians and scientific ex
perts are alike at ffcult and powerless in the
face of the varying symptoms and terrifying
progress made by the epidemic.
Cablegrams -show that, the disease is
spreading in America, but we know nothing
of your symptoms. On this side "of tbeAt
lantiotheyvary from slight fever and other
signs of ordinary influenza, which hereto
fore were the chief characteristics in En
gland, to paralysis in the arms and legs,
which are marked features of the disease in
The chaotic state of medical opinion on
the subject is well illustrated byadiscus-
9 ninn vlilMi 4nnr Tilnrh nt this lrppTr"Ttippt.
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" ting nf the Academy of .Medicine, at Paris,
at which no two experts expressed the same
opinion, but while the doctors are debating
and the charlatans are making fortunes by
'trading on the timidity and ignorance of
the people, the disease continues its course.
practically unchecked and with increasing
aTirnlence. - . A , ' ,
THOUSANDS OF frtfrmxn,
The grippe" has actually killed between
200 and 300 persons during the week, and
has laid low some 300,000 fresh victims.
One estimate -places the total number of the
present victims at 1,250,000, but allowing
ifor recoveries the number does not probably
exceed 750,000, and never has an epidemic
been rore impartial in its ravages.
To the long list of exalted sufferers cabled
last week must now be added the Xing and
Queen of Portugal, Duke Ernst Gunther,
or Schleswig-Holstein, President Carnot,the
Grandduke of Baden, Princess Fedora, of
Saxe-Meiniugen, the Countess of Flanders
and her son Prince Baldwin, and the Queen
Regent oi Spain. So many Bussian grand
dukes are ill.and their names are so similar,
-that it is impossible to keep count of them,
and the Czar himself, after recovering from
the original attack, has been seizeJ with sec
ondary symptoms, which cause considerable
In Paris there is an incipient panic which
which may spread all over Europe, in
which event there Is a consensus of medical
opinion that the mortality of the disease
will be greatly augmented. The cause of
dismay in Paris is the sudden announce
ment that the "average daily mortality at
this season of the year, which is 120, rose on
Thursday to 586, and the Parisians jnmped
to the alarming conclusion that a majority
of the deaths were due to influenza. The
facts do not warrant such a conclusion, the
increase being almost certainly due to the
horrible Seine water now being sf rved out
to the city, and the sudden cold, which car
ried oft many aged people. But the panic
stricken people are not apt to be logical,and
well-to-do Parisians are leaving the city in
large numbers.
The difficulty is Vhither to escape from
the epidemic, for in the Riviera the disease
is so rampant that 'even the croupiers at
Monte Carlo have been stricken down, and
it may be necessary to close the gaming
saloons temporarily.
The King of Portugal has been ill all
week, and the doctors urged him to postpone
the ceremony of proclamation. His Majesty,
however, flatly refused, and the doctors,
after a formal protest, allowed him to leave
his bed Thursday, and take a drive to-day.
To-day he went through the fatiguing pro
gramme prescribed by Portuguese court eti
quette, apparently in fairly good health, but
be physicians have littledoubt that he will.
like the Czar, have a second attack.
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aXGE op
f Twentv-PIve Thousand" Cases Reported to
the Phrslclansofthe City.
, Philadelphia, Deeember28. Aprom-
, inent physician pf this city said to-day that
mere were mny ao.noo persons now being
treated for influenza. According to
Hhe Board of Health report for
the week ending to-day, there were
15 per cent less deaths from pulmonary
' trouble during that time than for the cor
' responding period of last year and thus far
not one death directly traceable to influenza
has occurred.
George W. Childs, is only just recovering
from an attack which kept him indoors for
several days.
Several Cases at Canton.
hCantos, O., December 28 Several
eases of influenza have been reported In this
(ty during the past week, leaving no doubt
tDe:9pinion of some doctors and those
'have'seens'Honthe other side that it
neb er? for a siege.
The iBuaeussv Kpldemle at Chicago Al
anines .a Serious Aspect A Leading
Member of Paul's Company
Down Wilb tbeSIseose.
CHICAGO, December 28. The first fatal
case of acute influenza in (he city was re
ported to the Health Bureau to-day when
the death certificate was filed. The victim
was Mrs. Julia A.Ingalls, aged 72 years.
She resided at 6331 Wright street, in Lake,
and died December 24, after being sick one
"I doubt very ranch if it is the Bnssian
disease," said Health Commissioner Wick
ersfiam, "but we have bo way of going
behind the record."
Dr. S. S. Bishoo said to a reporter to-day
that influenza had been prevalent in the
city for two weeks, though people were not
generally aware or It. It was not, he Bald,
the ordinary variety of this disease, being
more severe, compelling thejufferers to re
main In bed. He added that Signor
Tamagno, the tenor of the Patti Opera Com
pany, was suffering from the disease, in its
mild form, and that it was likely to be with
.him for several days to come. Dr. Bishop
said further that opera singers were gener
ally unfavorably affected as to their throats
when in Chicago. The following is an ex
tract from a lecture delivered by him in
1877 on this subject:
An opera singer visited my office and an
nounced that she bad the "Chicacr-rlp." Our
surprise was mutual when I confessed to igno
rance of the meaning of tho term. VDon't yon
know what the Chicago grip lar" she replied.
"We all hive It when we visit Chicago- We
take cold and sneeze, our eyes water, our noses
run and our throats are sore. Whenever we
.are at Chicago or Pittsburg 'we expect to have
this trouble, and it Js known among pro
fessional singers as the Chicagorip. "
Railroad Business nt Oswego Interrnptedby
the Influenza.
fsrroAL telegram to thbv dispatch. l
Osweoo, K, X., December 28. The grip
has this town at its mercy. Local physi
cians report 200 cases under treatment, and
the number is constantly increasing.
Between 90 and 100 employes of
the Borne, Wateftown and Ogdens
burg Bailroad Company are off duty
and sick abed. The number
comprises trainmen, engineers, passenger
and freight conductors, firemen and switch
men. Thirty-two switchmen employed in
the company's freight yards in this city are
off duty, and the freight business is almost
at a standstill. Superintendent Jones, of
the Northern division, and Superintendent
of Transportation W, W. Currier and four
train dispatchers are down with the disease.
Unless there is a let-up it is feared that
every switchman employed in the yards
will be down with the disease. Physicians
report several of the cases as serious, with
symptoms ot pneumonia.
The Influenza Causes a Postponement of ibe
Tariff Bearings.
VASHnraiON, December 28. The mem
bers of the "Ways and 'Mean's Committee
were on hand promptly at 10 o'clock this
morning, and waited patiently lor an hour
for the appearance of some one interested in
the refining of sugar and desirous of being
heard on that subject- At 11 o'clock the
committee was called to order, and Mr.
Plower stated that he was in receipt of a
telegram from J. E. Searles, Jr., treasurer
of the Sugar Trust, informing him that the
gentlemen who had intended to appear were
suffering from "the grippe," and Asking
that the hearinir be -nostDoned.
In secret jioiiabgUMisrtlti(.' ccededto
.thisTequest, and j will sfd a. bearing to
the sugar refiners January 4f after the
bearings on flax, bemp,,jute and cotton
foods, already set down for that day; shall
ave been completed.
Influenza Epidemic, bnt icis not Always
Colled the Grip.'
tsriciii txleoeIm to ?ax'DtsrATCH.i
New York, December 28-'Within the
last two weeks there . has. swept over this
town a wave of physical affliction. In all
the cars, restaurants, -cafes and other places
of meeting, the -main subject of conversation
is the 'all-pervading sickness. Men and
women alike have been affected. The most
cautious appear to be as likely to succumb
as the most indifferent.
The physicians- no longer deny the
presence of an epidemic, although they still
differ as to its -nature. "They admit that in
fluenza is widespread, but speak with cau
tion about its resemblance to the Bnssian
grip that has spread over Europe.
The Influenza Is Maklne Itself at Borne In
the Michigan Metropolis.
Detroit, December' 28. The influenza
has come to Detroit to stay. Inquiries at
the Health Office in this city, of physicians,
police headquarters and other centers of in
formation about the sanitary condition of
the city show that over 5,000 people are
down with the disease. Fifty policemen,
more than half of the city officers, and their
assistants are laid up, and there is hardly a
store or factory in the city whose clerical
and working forces are notseriously crippled
by the dreaded Bussian distemper.
The inmates of the public institutions are
not usually affected. -The disease has in no
caseprovedfatal as yet, but It seems to be
getting more violent from day to day.
Fifty Cases Under Treatment. In One of tho
Interior Towns.
Abilene, Kjot., December 28. The in
fluenza bas made its appearance here. An
annoying dust storm, which has Prevailed
all day, has caused its aggravation to a con
siderable extent. The physicians say that
50 cases are under treatment here.
The disease is of a comparatively mild
form, and no deaths are exjiccted to result
from it.
The Fashionable Malady Strikes the Place
With Considerable Emphasis.
Bedpoed, Pa., December 28. The
grippe has strnck Bedford and vicinity with
all that the word implies, but so far there
have been noisenous cases reported. The
physicians in Bedford say that they cannot
say exactly how many cases there are, but
sav that 100 will hardly cover the number
A Mild Attack ct Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, December 28. The in
fluenza has made its appearance In this city.
Polly '500 genuine cases of "Bussian la
grippe" have been reported here, but of a
comparatively mild form.
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It Hns Reached tbe Pacific Coast.
Tacoma, "Wash., December 28. The
influenza has reached the Northwest Pacific
coast. A mild form of la grippe is now
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Will Make n Tlgoroas FIgbf.
fSracux.Tixsoiu)( to th DisrATcs.
Habbisbubo, December 28. A meeting
of the Border Baid Commission has been
called by Governor Beaver, at Washington,
for January 20 next, when -action will be
taken looking to a vigorous prosecution of
the claim of over $3,000,000 again the
United State Government, for the pay
ment of which a bill has mn istredaeed in
Nino Men Horribly Borned by a Shower of
MoIteVMetnl Tbe Injuries of Several
May Sesnlt Fatally.
Dallas, ' Jex., December 58. Nine
men were horribly and some fatally burned
by a shower of mplten' metal from an ex
ploding mold at the Mosher Machine
Company's foundry, on Boss avenue, this
afternoon at 6 o'clock. J. A. Dobbins,
mqlder, body and head and
neck fairly riddled by fhe metal.
His left ear was burned off and
his injuries may prove fatal, he was in in
tense agony at 8 o'clock; he has a wife.
John Hughes, moider, had his clothing
burned from his person and both eyes filled
with red-hot metal. He was burned from
head to foot, and had to be wrapped in
cotton saturated With oil. He is suffering
the agonies of death, and if he recovers 'will
be blind,
Matson, a moider and foreman of the
foundry, is also fearfully burned about tbe
breast, neck and arms, but escaped without
injury to bis eyes. Molten metal ran into
one of his shoes and almost cooked his foot
before he could kick; it pff.( He will recover.
Charles Hurst received two terrible wounds
in the back from which the flesh tell in strips
and the blood oozed out as bis clothing
was torn from him. His injuries will keep
him disabled for some time. John Wheeles,
workman, was burned about the head and
shoulders and knocked senselessly a flvin2
brick. Ed Avers, "Wiley Jones, Mack
Haney, Jake Mitchell, other workmen,
were all more or less slightly burned about
the head and shoulders. The disabling of
the men will cause the foundry to temporar
ily close. .
The cause of the explosion was the gen
eration of gas inside the mold, which was
prepared to past a 1,600-pound piece, and
when the hot metal was poured in at tbe
mouth the mold exploded, sending about
1,000 pounds of molten metal in a perfect
shower among the men. The fonudrymen
I say that an explosion of this kind is of rare
occurrence in costing, ana was purely acci
dental. t
Dom Pedro's Consort Taken Suddenly
Worse and Dies Before He Can
Reach Her Side Heart ,
Disease tho Canss
r of Death.
Opoeto, December 28, The ex-Empress
of Brazil, who was visiting here with Dom
Pedro, died suddenly to-day, of heart dis
ease. Her illness first assumed an. alarming
phase yesterday. It had been the intention
of the Imperial family to start for -Prance
to-day. The doctors forbade the journey;
for fear that the excitement and, fatigue
would precipitate a- crisis. The Empress
was, however, a little better.
During tbe morning, Dom Pedro went
out for a promenade and visited tbe Muse
um of Pine Arts. He was found there by
the Brazilian Consul, who had been dis
patched to hasten his return to the hotel
.because the condition of the Empress had
suddenly become critical. Before Dom
Pedro arrived the Empress was dead.
The remains will be temoorarilv deposited
in a mortuary chapel in the Lapa convent
here, and will be afterward taken to Lisbon
for interment in the royal pantheon. The
municipal authorities of this city, returning
in fall state from the celebration Of the
King's proclamation in the cathedral, went
to the "hotel of the ex-Emperor, to offer their
condolences, but Dom Pedro was so over
come br the event that heconld notreceira
alsnullM. " r
Tbe ex-Empress was, the daughter of
Francis L, the King of the two Sicilies.
She was married to Dom Pedro when the
latter was 17 years, old. They have two
children the Princesses Tsabellaand Leo
Canght In Sf.LonL, Where They Were Cat
ting Quite a Swell.
St. Louis, December 2a Two pretty
convent runaways were arrested to-day by
detectives and taken to police headquarters
to await the arrival of relatives. They are
Josie Merrill, of Galesburg, 111., and Lillie
Adkins, of Kansas City. Miss Merrill is
the daughter of a leading'resident of Gales
burg and Miss Adkins' father has recently
been postmaster at Kansas City. A month
ago Miss Merrill ran away from her home
in Galesburg, dressed in boy's clothes, and
was arrested here. Her father then placed
her in St .Joseph's Convent, in South St.
Ten days ago Miss Merrill and Miss Ad
kins, neither of whom is 17, jacted np tbelr
wardrobes, scaled the wall of the convent
and were soon in St. Louis. They had
money and spent it freely. They put np at
the Lindell, made the acquaintance of some
young men, and patronized 'the theaters.
Meanwhile the convent authorities were
making a search. They found the girls in
the street here.
Oil and Gas Foand in Different Parts
West Virginia.
Paekebsbueo, December 28. Oil was
struck at Burning Springs in Wirt
county, 40 miles from here, this morn
ing at a depth of 1,600 feet The well is
called the Scinnion, being owned by a
Mr. Scinnion, of Pittsburg. Scinnion has
closed the well and is leasing land. It is in
the same field which produced oil at less
depths 25 years ago. Excitement runs high
on the Kanawha.
A good flow of natural gas was struck to
day on Grape Island, Pleasant county, 20
miles from Parkersburg, on the farm of B.
H. Browse, at a depth jo! 1,100 feet. There
Is enough to run five or six furnaces!' Leas
ing is going on at a lively rate.
WbataKIcfa, Bnt Childless Connie Fonnd
on Their Doorstep.
Middletow, K. T., December 28. At
about midnight on Christmas Eve, Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin Tirkler, a xich and childless
old couple of Lotvville, were awakened by a
sharp ring at the door bell. On investiga
tion they found on their front stoop a hand
basket containing a pretty little girl babv
about three weeks old, richly and tastefully
dressed. There was pinned to the child's
dress a note, evidently written by a well
educated woman, which reads as follows:
Dearfelr. and Mrs. Vlrkler:
Please take me in and love me, for I have no
home. I will be yonr Christmas present, your
dear baby RlrL and you most love me all your
life as I will lore you. You may call me Mary
ciib v jriuer.
The End of tbe Search far tbe Victims of the
.Boston Eire.
Bostoh", December 28. The long, tedious
and melancholy task of searching the rums
of the great fire for the bodies of the firemen
was finished to-night The charred remains
ot Ladderman Buckley, of Truck 2, have
been found, as have also those of
one other, but Identification of the latter
was impossible, the most thorough search
failing to reveal one scrap of evidence that
would settle, tbe doubt painful to three
anxious lamiiles.
The Search baa' bsn thorough anH svsfe.
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mane, put- at the ed it is apparentjtaat two
ui ura taissiBg aasa are lots
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Colonel Harry McCormick's FriljSs
Backing Him for Governor.
Aa Available Compromise Candidata&'le
tween Black and Wallace, "
Berks County la line for a Demand for Few IMders
and Issues, ,
The friends bf Colonel Sarrv MeCormtck.
of Dauphin county, think he's a good" dark
horse in the race for fhe Democratic nomi
nation for Governor. They base their claims"
on the necessity of new men and new issues
tn the fttntft tn Vn rlnxfrn the rongtantlv
growing Bepublican majorities. r. j
Philadelphia, December 28. The
latest name suggested for the Democratic
nomination for Governor is that of
Colonel Harry McCormick, . of Danphin
county. At the State Convention ot 1886,
when Chauncey P. Black was named as the.
candidate for Goyernor, Colonel McCor
mick's name was placed before the conven
tion by Benjamin, P. Meyers, of Dauphin
county, and seconded by J. Boss Thompson,
of Erie. When his name was first men
tioned it was the idea of making him a
compromise candidate between the Black
and Wallace forces, but the suggestion came
too late, as the convention had been prac
tically set up in Black's interest.
With the belief that the contest in the
coming Democratic State Convention for the
nomination for Governor will be bitter be
tween Black and Wallace, now leading can
didates in the race, Colonel McCormick's
friends are bringing him to, the front a"aln,
with tbe hope that his freedom from the
charee of factionalism will make him a.
strong candidate with that portion of the
State Convention which, caring uly lor
the rjartv'a best interest, will insist that a
candidate be named who can command thei
united and undivided support of his party,
It is given out "by leading Democrats of
the city that there is a strong probability of
Colonel McCormick's nomination, and for
the reason r mentioned. It is argued that
neither Black nor "Wallace should receive
the nomination, on the ground that each
have too many enemies within the party
organizatiorfto render the chance of either's
election very"1 hopeful, and that the hitherto
suicidal policy of allowing a few men to
dictate the nomination for high Office should
now be set aside. r
It is also claimed that the younger ele
ment of the party throughout tbe State,
which has been forced to the rear becanse of
the long-drawn-out struggle'-between the
older leaders, will demand new leadership
and it more vigorous policy. They point to
the yearly growing larger Bepublican raa
jorities.and insist that the fault rests entirely
with the men who nave been running the
Democratic machine.
Prof. Baer, of Beading, who is at present
Sunerintendeht of Berks County Schools.
and who is well known as one of the younger
leaders, said to-day; . -
We ooeht 'tissVt' umtHHHSflm.
the Detnocrsttcprty, asd to obtain it we mu8t-
fin January next, the younger element of tbst
oein ntan w ueu (no ohh wosuniEtee meets,
organization should, assert Itself and demand
recognition. The fight for Governor should be
opened up at once, and a State chairman se
lected who can inspire the active men of the
party with the belief that we have a good
chance to win the Governorship. Tbe present
chairman. Mr. Kisner, 2 do not think properly
fills the bill, and my judgment is that he ought
to be set aside and a new and strong jonng
man be given charge ot the Democratic State
Berks county will send 16 delegates to the
State Convention., all of whom have already
been selected. We have as Vet no real candi
date for the nomination for-Oovernor. Daniel
Brmentrout may get a few complimentary
votes, but he Is not in the fight by any means.
I firmly believe that our entire delegation will
be in line at the proner time for new leaders, a
stronger organization, and a more active and
energetic method of State organization.
Prof. Baer says that in his travels through
the State he has talked with manv of the
local leaders of the respective counties, and
he has become impressed with the belief
that with a 'strong non-factional candidate
at the head of the Democratic State ticket,
the party can win next year's great con
Serious Allegations Made by a Wife In Her-
Petition for Divorce.
NewYobk, December 28. A suit for
limited divorce, brought'by Mrs. Emma L.
Shaw against "VV. L. Shaw, was instituted
in the Supreme Court in White Plains on
November 16. To-day counsel for both
sides agreed to transfer the suit to this city.
The divorce proceedings follow upon a suit
brought by Mrs. Shaw in October to recover
$14,680 42, which she gave her husband be
fore marriage for safe keeping, and which
he refused to account for. The courts gave
her back her money.
In her divorce suit Mrs. Shaw alleges
cruelty, and asks for alimony. She says
that Mr. Shaw choked her on "the wedding
trip, "because she refused to change ber dress
according to his wishes, and that on many
other occasions he struck her. "When he
drove her and her child from home, in
April, she carried two blackened eves to
New York with her, the result of his Slows.
Mr. Shaw will meet the allegations with a
general denial, and will file a cross suit for
limited divorce on the grounds of desertion.
Sequel to a Story that Reads IiIUo tbe Plot
or a Flay.
Bbockxon, Mass., December 28. The
sequel to the .story about the missing
heiress, printed in The Dispatch yester
day, is made public to-day. It was said
that tbe missing child had a peculiar mole
by which she conW be identified. Mrs.
Margaret Jordan, the wife of a well-to-do
shoemaker of the Eastside, and the mother
of several children, exhibits the mole as
proof of her rightful claim to James
McCue's thousands.
Mrs. Jordan, according to her father's
story, was born at sea while coming to this
country from England, and alter her arrival
her mother died. McOue, being a poor man.
-was unable to support (he child, and gave
ner to Jonn jucjxenney, oi Taunton, wno
had lost a child of the same age.
$306,666 Worth of the BoBtbwn
Product Goes Up la Smokft
YAZOO, Miss., December 28. The Citi
zens' warehouse, 6,000 bales of cotton and
seven freight cars were burned here this
evening. The alarm was soundest at 1
o'clock, and in lets than five minutes the
whole building and contents was a solid
flame. "" "
The cotton lots is estimated at 300,000;
building, 16,000; seven freight ears, f 10,
500; two residences eeeapiM by svegroes,
1,000,. NooBelow-M Jww M fin ngi
nated. r"V. ' . "
DECEMBER 29, 1889.
The American Historical Association la Ses
sion at Washington Some Very In
teresting Papers Read at tbe
First Day's Meeting.
Washington, December 28. The. Sixth
annual meeting of the American Historical
Association was begun in the lectnre room
of the National Museum, this morning.
President Adams called the meeting to
order at 10:30, and introduced the first
speaker Prof. George L., Burr, of Cornell
TJnlyersity, who delivered an address on
"Tbe Literature of Witchcraft"
Ex-President Andrew D. White, of
Cornell, followdd, in a paper entitled "A
Catechism of Bevolutionary Beaction."' It
calls attention to the fact that while there
are so manv histories of the French Bevo
lution, there is, as yet, no history of the re
actions which have followed it. i As
a contribution to such a history, he
presented a copy of a philosophi
cal catechism which is, he said, perhaps
the most perfect specimen,of Europeau rev
olutionary literature which has yet ap
peared. It was written for popular use by
the late Archbishop of Sorrento, Monsignor
Apuzzo, who was made by King Bomba,
of Naples, Minister of Public In
struction and tutor to the young King
Francis, who was afterward dethroned
by Garibaldi. Mr. White took up several
of its chapters,' giving the development of
the argument in each, showing men are not
born free or equal; that sovereignty cannot
reside in the people; that the. general edu
cation of the working class has led to the
destruction of the State and to general mis
ery and discontent
The next number on the programme was
a- paper on the "Prench Bevolntion .in
San Domingo" by Herbert Elmer Mills, in
structor in history, Cornell University, but
in the absence of tbe author, it was read by
ProU Burr. ,
Clarence Winthrop Bowen, Ph. D,, closed
the Session by reading a paper entitled
'A Newlv-Discovered Manuscript; Bemi-
niscences of the American, War of In
dependence, by Ludwig, Baron Von
Closem.Aido to Count de Bochanibeau."
This contained a description of the
movements of the allied angles in
the neighborhood of Manhattan Island, in
(the summer of 1781; of the meeting of
Washington and Rocbambeau, and of the
scenes following Cornwallls' surrender. The
..writer gives many interesting personal rem
iniscences of the Washington family and of
eariv American society; He says: "Ac
'cording to my taste, the ladles of Baltimore
are possessed of superior1 grace to those of
other American towns,'' and described their
merits in detail.
A'Faralytlc Remains All Klght In a Tab of
Hot Water.
Koktomo. Ind.. December 28. A pecul
iarly horrible death occurred here last
night, which created a great sensation.
George Tykle, an eccentric character, has
been tunning a bathhouse in. this city for
.several years and claiming a wonderful effi-
eaevin his baths in the cure of all kinds of
sMladies. Among his patients was Jphn
Clwke. an old. well-to-do farmer living
sear town, and who wai afflicted with par-
- t !. ttJi V r .1.. i-T:
bijsis. jib uaa vceu lur euiue muuuia ia&.iu
oaeor two baths a week at Tykle's rooms,
ftBdT yesterday evening Tykle put him into
a bath tub at 8 o'clock and left him to him
self, while he engaged in revelry with some
r Tykle finally went to bed and forgot his
stent, whom be had left in a hot bath with
"ibe "gas burning beneath the bath tub. He
ukjpijgul Clarke this morning dead inthe water.
"SU utersKiH an xooaes oiiuit ooay,
.well as portions of .flesh. He was literally
boned la death, being powerless to help
himself out of his awful situation. He has
a family of grown childbsa add is about 70
years old.' Tykle is in jail awaiting the re
sult of the Coroner's inquest, which will be
held Monday. He has always been consid
ered very eccentric.
Sixteen Stabs With Two Knives and a Four
Story Fall to Commit Salclds.
Boston, December 28. Mr. Edward P.
Walker, after stabbing himself 16 times
with a pocket knife and a big bread knife,
completed his suicidal act by hurling him
self headforemost from a fourth-story win
dow. He was foundvdead upon the pave
ment this morning, clothed only in his night
dress. He was covered with blood. It is
thought he used the pocket knife
first, then the bread knife, as the handle
of the latter was covered with blood, and
this knife he had also hiddden away in a
writing desk, closing the drawer, against
which he had placed a chair holding his
clothes and the bed pillow. It is also
thought that he went downstairs to the
feitchen, during the night, and obtained tbe
bread-knife, but no one beard him, and the
first intimation of his death came from an
Mr. Walker was 55 years old, and had
been connectedvwith the drygoods firm of
C. P. Hovey & Co., for 34 years. Tempor
ary insanity was the cause of his act.
An Italian, Shot br a Countryman,
Before Ho Strikes the Ground.
New Yoek, December 28. Grand street,
at its junction with Mott, was filled with
Saturday night shoppers, at 7 o'clock this
evening, when two Italians came along.talk
ing earnestly. One was Vincenza Perrotto,
the other Samato Segoria. The two stopped
at the southwest corner, and'eontinued their
conversation under the lamp. They were
talking about a law suit in which Perrotto
had got the better of Segoria. Finally
Segoria pulled a pistol out of his pocket,and
setting it against Perrotto's heart, pulled
the trigger.
Perrotto spun around and a torrent of
blood gushed from his mouth, some qf which
fell on Segoria. Then his head struck the
lamp-post and he fell to the sidewalk. The
bullet bad penetrated his heart, and he was
dead before he reached the ground. Police
man Porter seized the assassin and brought
him to the station house.
By the Manner In Which tho American Press
Treats the Uevolatlon.
NewYobk, December 28. Mr. Charles
B. Flint received from a correspondent in
Brazil who Is one of the leading Republi
cans of the North, a letter to the effect that
tho Brazilians have been very much pleased
with tbe support and sympathy of the press
of the United States, which is in marked
contrast to many articles which have been -I
received irom the press irom r.urope.
This, Mr. Flint says, is going to have a
beneficial effect in cementing and furthering
trade relations between the great republics
of North and South America, and will be
felt by those Americans who are interested
in facilitating direct steamship and cable
communication between the twq republics.
Jadge Iiongeaecker Has Rot Reached the
End of the Cronla Case.
Chicago, December28. State's Attorney
Xiongenecker said to-day that he had secured
considerable evidence against four or five
other men who were suspected of" complicity
in the Cronin murder conspiracy, and that
he might before long take steps to have them
indicted and brought to trial,
this atutt e-f the nutter.
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The Most- Remarkable Case of Hob
law Ever Known in the Sonth.
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And Literally Riddled With Ballets ty a
Mob of Masted Men.
rmalls Against All Those Eesponslbte for the Deed
of Blood.
Just before dawn yesterday a mob of 300
masked men took possession of the Bam
well, S. C, jail. Eight negro prisoners ac
cused of murder were taken out and shot.
Prominent citizens have made an explana
tion and defense of the deed. Notwith
staudiugHbis the lynching is strongly de
nounced by Southern people.
ChabTjESTpn, S. C, December 28. The
following statement signet byBobeft Al
dricb, Mike Brown, George H, Bates,
William McNab and James A. Jenkins,
some of the most prominent and influential
citizens of Barnwell, has been sent in ex
planation of trfe terrible butchery ot de
fenseless men at that place last night:
Id consequence of. tbe lynching; which took
place here last nipfit. the undersigned were re
quested by the Sheriff to act as aa advisory
committee to counsel such steps as may be
deemed best to secure order, we at first pro
ceeded to investigate and deem it right to put
tbe Dubllc in possession of tbef acts of the occur
rence and causes which we believe led to It, as
far as we have gathered them.
On October 30 last, John H. Heffernam, a
prominent young merchant and brave, public
spirited citizen, was shot down and hilled in
Barnwell by negroes. Public Indignation ran
very high. Threats of lynching were freely
made, bnt this was diverted by cooler counsel.
At the last term of court tbe grand jury found
true bills against bis murderers and accessories,
but tbe cases were continued. Tbe white
people were disappointed and the negroesit is
tnougnt, were emooiaenea oy mis aisposiuon
of the matter.
On the 19th
of December Mr. James 8.
Brown, a prominent planter and leading citi
zen of Pish Pond township, was shot to death
on bis own premises by negroes without the
slightest Justlflcatiqn or excuse. The murderer
has not been arrested. On tbe 18th of Decem
ber, while going from bis store at Martin's
station to bis house, a mile away, Mr. Robert
Martin, a. young man of the most exemplary
character -and of the highest standing as a
man and citizen, was followed by a negro
and sbot In tbe back with a gun loaded
with sings on the public .road, which passes
through his lathers plantation. In bearing of
negroes, whose bouses were all around tbe spot
where he was shot, and who admitted that they
heard the shot and his cries when shot, and
none of whom went to his relief or to his body,
although'itlay in too road all night and for
several hours after daylight in plain view of
It was satisfactorily established that his mur
der was tbe result of a conspiracy to remove
him in order that their license uponthe planta
tion of his father might be greater. The mur
derer,, that Is, the negro who Bred tbe shot, and
his accessories, six in number, after being
clearly identified by the Coroner's jury, were
arrested and lodged m jail. These several
brutal murders of prominent white men
by negroes caused a state ot Indignant resent
ment among oar people that can be better im
agined than described, but cannot be imagined
or any one not present
in our midst. Last
night 3 largo body of armed men in disguise.
at aDout x a. at- caiiea at me 3auOTS?sawMaa
the jallgtytBofc ,outthB Six murderers of Mar
xia ana vwtrox- xieaernazD, urastuflmwiao
limits of the -corporation, and shot them to
' This explanation of the causes which led
to theJynching does not, in the opinion of
the law-abiding citizens, in anyway justify
tbe atrocious "murder of eight defenseless
human beings. The greatest indignation is
expressed here at the brutality of the deed.
All is quiet at Barn well late this evening, i
auuoQgn irouoie aas oeen aaucipateu ana
may yet come.
Another account of the lynching is as fol
lows: Three hundred armed men, with
faces masked, surrounded the Jails just at
the darkest hour before the dawn while tbe
inmates were sleeping heavily. They
move with caution and as an organized
body. The jailer is quietly seized and
quickly overpowered, his keys taken from
him, the heavy doors unlocked, and before
the eight negoes sleeping within are
awakened from their sleep their cells are
filled with strange figures.
They are seized ifnd carried out into the
night. Their cries for mercy and curses are
alike unheeded by their silent executioners.
Tbe body of men is put in motion and pro
ceeds a quarter of a mile, and halts in the
outskirts of tbe town, the eight unfortunate
wretches are secured, several hundred, shots
are fired, and eight bodies lie on tbe earth
with blood running from a hundred wounds
literally torn to pieces. Such was the
scene of the terrible tragedy enacted in the
town of Barnwell this morning.
The most terrible retribution was for a not
extraordinary offense, as the crimes records
will prove. Four years ago five men were
lynched in Yorkville for the brutal murder
ot a little boy who caught them stealing,
but they belonged to an organized gang
whose members were sworn to kill whoever
caught them stealing, and they were believed
to have committed several mqrders previ
ously. Their conviction was uncertain and
the people took tbe law in their own hands.
But the wholesale lynchinpof this morn
ing is without parallel in the records of
crimes in this State, and there was less
ground for the act than probably any lynch
ing before. It is doubtful if the country
can show a like record.
I '
A Young Han Neglects His Wile to Relarn
to His College.
BBOOKIiVM", N. iY December 28. Miss
Annie Webster, the pretty 18-vear-old
daughter of a Baltimore blacksmith and
wheelwright, was married in Baltimore in
July last to Henry T.Wellington, the 18-year-old
son of Henry Wellington, a wealthy
lamp manufacturer of 449 Putnam avenue.
For some time after the ceremony the bride
continued to live with her parents, her boy
husband having returned to this city. In
October she went to the latter city, at his
request, and went to live in the family of
Detective Charles Chambers, at 22 De
Bevoise place.
Wellington continned to live in his Put
nam avenue home, but he visited his wife
three or four times a week. He did not pay
his wile's board, but on Wednesday last he
told Mrs. Chambers he would return on Fri
day, settle all outstanding accounts, and
take his wife to a flat which he was fitting
up for housekeeping. He did not keep his
promise, and on Monday last Mrs. Welling
ton went to the Putnam avenue house and
found he had gone to Ohio to resume his
college studies. The bride has now con
sulted a lawyer, t
The President Partakes of the Hospitalities
of Virginia's Capital City.
BichmonDj Va., December 28. Presi
dent Harrison and party arrived here this
evening-a few minutes before 6 o'clock on
Mr. Bateman's yacht. They were met at
the wharf by prossSaeat citizens. The party
were drives to tbe residence of John P'.
Branch, Preskkfltiof tho MerehasU'- Na-
vWMTrSMk. vkwfMey were eateriawd,
eqaaiiers Attempt to Bona a oity
Night A Battle With Hair-Breed
The Latter Completely
PlEBEE, 8. D., December 28, Great ex
citement' prevails here, because of the dis
covery, this morning, that a band of about
75 settlers 'had attempted to found a town
site across the Missouri, at the month of
Bad, river. It is learned that the scheme
has been la embryo for severa'
weeks andfthat a number of prominent resi
dents of East Pierre were concerned in it
Tbejwork commenced at 12 o'clock last
night i and ail night thereafter men, with
team and loads of lumber, were crossing
and recrossing the river, the people of
Pierre being entirely unconscious of wnat
was going ).
All -went-well until about 6 A. ir..
when i half breed, who farms the land;
whereon tbe squatters had located, discov
ered them. Securing a baud of followers,
he attacked the squatters with guns, pistols
and lassoes. They lassoed the boss carpen
ter and severely injured several of tbe home
seekers. Finally the latter took flight,
being unable to hold out in tFe battle.
To add to their dlsmar a storm of rain
and sleet set in, and one by one they came
ttragglingacross the river drenched, almost
frozen, and a number of them bleeding from
bruises and wounds. The half-breeds secured
the lumber, piled it up and set fire to it,
and now all that marks tha .prospective
town site fs a vast column of flame and
smoke, visible here, while the yells of the
victorious half-breeds, mingled with pistol
shots,.can be plainly heard on this side.
Erie Railroad Employes Insist oa a Reply to
Their Demands.
New Yoek, December 28. The question
whether the -trouble between ths ErfV
Bailroad" Company and its employes will end
in a strike will probably be settled before
the middle of tbe week. To-morrow
representatives of the men will meet for
final Action, and it "will all rest then with
Manager Thomas; The Grievance Committee
of the Erie branch of the Brotherhood
of Engineers, representatives of the Griev
ance Committee of the Firemen's Brother
hood, the Brakemen's Brotherhood, and one
Western conductor', representing the Con
ductors' Association, met in Jersey City to
day. There were about 40 engineers pres
ent. They talked over all their grievances.
The first was" the discharge of
the fonr engineers who refused' to
sign the engineers' book. Tbe second
was the existence of the book itself. The
third was the new firemen's book, which
hasjnst been issued, and incidentally the
brakemen's and conductors' ' books were
brought up.
It was decided that the fonr engineers
mustbe reinstated and that all the books
must be abolished. The grievance commit
tee will call on Manager Thomas Monday.
They will prbbably give him until Wednes
day or Thursday. In case a reply is not re
ceived, they threaten a stake lrom one end
of tha Erie system to the other.
Aa Emigrant Who Coafd Kill Anyone Who4
Interfered With Hlau
New Yoek, December 28. Carpenter
John E. Gardner and'bis family have been
confined on Ward's Island by the Emigra-
thev arrived here on the
steamer Pennlahd, on" September 121ast.
On Friday Collector Erhardt sent a letter to
the Emigration Commissioners, announcing
that he had decided that Gardner might
land. To-day Secretary Jackson, at Castle
Garden, said: "A Bed Star steamer sails
from here On Wednesday next. I will put
tbe Gardner familyou the vessel on Tues
day evening, according to the orders ot the
"How is Gardner to get off "Ward's
Island?" Special Deputy Collector McClel
land was asked.
r "By physical force," was the answer.
"What do you meant"
"Gardner, in the eyes of the law, is a free
man. He probably has a right to kill any
body who attempts to restrain him of bis
Two Men Killed, One an Octogenarian, the
Other a Car Coupler.
Haebisbubo, December 28. Adam Zart
mau, aged 80 years, was struck by the
Niagara express, north, and killed this
afternoon, near Sunbury, while he was
driving across the track.
Elmere Mowry's foot was caught in a frog
several miles above this city to-day, while
he was coupling cars, and a portion of his
train passed over him, causing fatal in
A Ust of.Some of tbe Good Things
Theso Columns. t
This morning's Dispatch is as full of bright,
entertaining and instructive matter, perhaps a
little more so, than usual. The first part of
this triple Issue is devoted to news and news
in the best sense of the word fresh, clean and
well written. The second and third parts are
filled with matter chiefly of a literary char
acter, the more important features being as
Part If.
Fagt 3
Statesmen's Homes Frank a. Caupenteb
Criminal Hypnotism Willis Kiston
Ike and His Mother u. r. sbillabxb
Get Wealth Xlrst t
faoe U.
A Ballet Surprise CLARA Bille
Bully Hayes.' Boe Edwabd Wakxxtxls
Youth and Bsanty ShiblitDarx
Help One Another . Qioeqz Hodgxs
How to Start Eight , F. 3. BASSXTT
An Ancient Frotest ..STArr Wbitxb
Wants, To Leu, For Sales, etc.
-Page a.
Where Beauty Reigns. Blag Up the Curtain.
The Boys of Sixty-One. Home Art and Artists.
National Guard Motes.
Business Cards.
Page 13,
Grip andFassword. Financial Intelligence.
Business Cards.
Our Only Library. Bbxxax
How Flays Are Made ..KoBXrtT3DcnAJrAN
Once Again We Lead Gerald eT Flaxaoax
Chairmen I've Had Max O'Bill
Pageli. ' '
Tbe Strongest ilan;...... Mxstob
SUrs That Have Set. .Jamis C Fubdt
Every Day Science STATP Wbitiui
Hunting for Freaks ,
Business CStrds.
Page is.
Sara's Latest Role hetet hatsib
How to be a Failure
Amusement Announcements.
Business Cards. .
Part III.
Page V.
A Poor Man's Palace. HxTBT Hall
Days or Courtship , MaudHowx
Ontset ofsKwTrersEiv.T. Dx WITT TALMAQZ
Page is. .
ADrr .New Tear' Miss Grotdt, Jb.
Moral and Manners...... ....ACXraaTXAir
Page 13. '
Tbe Violet Island , ....ErshstH. nronuens
Do Ton Like Candy?,..,
With Lance la Hest,.... ....BessieUbawblx
TheFlresldeSpalnx..... 4-K. K CHADBOCRS
Pag 3ft, '
JoMnw:'. .......Fikw. Gaoao Tssat
k&AiSSSSfSSS . v -
r..n- I -!....... of 4V, n VtlitVnfl
yilfSM uuun.o .aan-uuiC at ws i laivt yjj
fe3rie South Americans Hereof
H?iA nu t ncrica HBP TPinRM
yr jjuuiuu uuu "iHi3
ignifies Her Dfsapproval'of l
Suspected Danger. -
Cause u IsTestigatloa That leads to Eatltr tagoe
Spain is accused of looking with jealoasi
eyes at tbe visit of tbe Pan-American delg
atC8 w bUB uuiwu nuiu. ux. nine incis
dent in connection with a banquet given thai
delegates is New York is construed to meadf
nothing less, and that Spain will frown dowoj
all that might interfere with her trade with!
South America. 1
New Yoek, December 28. During tha
recent visit of the Pan-American delegates ;
tn wis city they were entertained atjsjji
sumptuous banquet at Delmonico's 'by tha ;
Spanish-Americans' CommericaL Union and
the association of wealthy merchants dofngji
business with the South American and Cen-J
trsl American Eepublics. Mexico. Cuba?
and the Phillipine Islands. This banquefcjf
was presided over by Mayor Grant, and wagi?
on a scale oi the utmost magnificence. A,t
letter appeared in Leu Nove Dodes, a Span
ish newspaper of thia-eity, signed by a PanJ
American, in which the writer said: "It,ik
strange that the Spanish Minister was no&l
invited. Was the omission intentional?"'
The inquiry made by this writer has beeal
ecuoea oy others. Those more familiars
with Spanish-American interests in this
citr and vhn nntfoprl tha riaonfa nf Tnl
minute were, however, more surprised at
the absence of Juan M. Ceballos, the first
President of the union, and whom. the7';
had expected to preside. To their in-v!
quines wonder was added when the answer '
was made that Mr. Ceballos was no longer
jrrestaent of the union, and thatW. H.J
T. Hughes, who presided with much graces
The absence of the Minister, coupled with -
inai oi Air. ueoauos, and the now known
iaci oi nis resignation, was freely conv '
mented upon by the guests, and has bees a
topic of discussion in Wall street ever since.
Almost the universal construction was that
fctpain had forbidden her Minister to be S
present, and that pressure had been broncht
to bear upfn Mr. Ceballos. who has lanra
Spanish interests, by the Spanish Govern-'.'
ment to force him to resign from the uniou,jJ
thus provinir Strain's disannroval nFthn f
entertainment of tbe delegates by AmericaatJ
mercnanis aomg business with countries J
where she has far so long enjoyed a profitaAi
hi tnUr 1 A
The Chairman of the committee of thai
banquet, B. A. C. Smith, of the Havana
Gaslight and Electric Works Companies;
was seen to-day at bis office. He said:
Yes, tbe Spanish Minister at Wasbtagton was!
certainly Invited to be nresent at tha b.innnnt 1
bnt sot only did be not attend, bat ha diu nosi
sena one wora oi explanation as to bis absence.Q
I may add. that this is 'not tbo-flrstl
time that he has slighted ,us. for
some time past be has either ootfctieptecrou
ln-rtttHgns orsent-vsrr brief pointed letterTo
regret. Wbat has caused hint to ac in this)
opinion, 1 don't feel like expressing i OnoJ
vmsoTtSfS s fijivt'r vniw ans mia wi tm . .
toing sure is mat spam is aoing evsrvtmng sne
can to attain her old nrestiira In Starith Ameri
ca. Further than that I am not at llbertr. to
speak. A merchant whose trade is with those '
countries over which Spain still holds control;
must be very cautious what he says of
uija matter. g
This expression showed the feelinz of mof
of the prominent merchants trading with.: ;
Hontn America. The hrms of W. H. Uraca;.
& Co. and Charles B. Flint & Co. refused
tn tallr nnnn thft nh?prt On mpri!iflntyi
however, who has deeDiv studied the ones-
tion, was very outspoken, bnt for the reasonUi
given above by Air. Smith, he requested
uui nis name not oe usea. ne saia: -! ,
The recent friendly relations that existed be-Jg
tween tbe United States and the -8panish3
Americans, ana more especially tne visit oi man
Pan-Americans, have aroused Spain. She isa
endeavoring to injure ns here, not br fair, bull's
by underhand methods. This feeling of Spain, 1
beyond a doubt, led the SDanish Minister to -1
absent himself from the recent banquet here.ll
in mo nope mat uernaps nis aosence wouia Da
commented npon and bare its Influence upon
that Body. His hand has been sbown in many -
otner instances uu naro come unaer my per-
sonal observation. J. IT. Ceballos, formerly
President of the Union, was compelled to re-
sign not oniy me presidency, nut ta remain -away
from the meetinzs of tbe society, and J
from tbe recent banquet. Mr. Ceballos bas aA
tobacco contract under tbe Spanish Oorem-H
ment. and this, it is said, tbe Government!
holds over his bead to make him do aslie
wishes, Mr. Ceballos has charge of a reryJ
large ousiness in sontn America, ana inns,,;
being thrown under Spanish influences, it mavP
be difficult for him not to obey tbe behests ofl
mat uovernmenc a Know or a numoer.soxc
other members of the Commercial Union whoi
have been asked to resign from it. Tbey haveri
not yet done so, but the Influence to be brought!
to bear npon them, may be so strong that theyS
cannot resist. v nat win pe tne next move ox.it.
Spain remains to be seen.
Mr. Ceballos. when seen by a DlSFATCOl
reporter, at first refused to say anything!
regarding bis resignation. When pressed,"!
however, for an answer, he replied thafsica
was entirely a personal matter. He added:
I lid not want to be at the head of an'organi
ration wits which I was not entirely in trmpa-2
thy. My time Is otherwise taken up to a great!
extent. I don't remember whether tbe bpaa-l
ish Minister asked me to resign the Presidency!
oi tne union or not a aia-not anena tne oan-j
quet becanse I did not want to. In factlwon'tl
aay anything npon the matter at alL
Throughout the Interview Mr. Ceballos!
evinced a, strong desire to avoid the report!
er s question,
Senor Muragua. the Spanish M
when called upon in "Washington this eveaj
ing by a dispatch resporter, said that ns
did not attend the Delmonico banquetbej
cause he was called to Washington by offi
cial business, and that he bad replied tojtho
invitation, saying he should attend if, not
obliged to return to the capital. .This
would seem to show that there was a miff
understanding so far as the Minister's pre;
enceat the nanquetwas concerned, ourtha
resignation of Mr. Ceballos continues fojbo"
cuinmeaivu upvu us a uiicvi cvmcucoot
Spain's hostile attitude toward the Pan
American Conference.
A Man Comes to Ufa After TraTellng;lJ
Miles la a Coffin.
Spjbdtofikt.d, O., December 28.-S3pi
tain Jacob Garrett, of the Lagonda" a venae
engine house, received a telegram SatuTd&jj
night announcing the sudden death o'fjhij
father at Sandusky. The cause assignedlfor
his demise was an epileptic fit. Mr. Garrett
left at once for Columbus, where the funeral
was to be held, and awaited the arrivalTof-ss i.
tbe remains. Arriving at the Capital City
ne ana otner relatives received ma Doayjl
wnicn-naa neea snippea in tne care totial
relative. iM
Tbe casket was opened for alasislo
whensigns of life were perceived. Besti
atives were bronsht. and a physician SsuatS
moned, add in a short time the supposed!
be dead man was able to speak. Hetwai
transported to a bed, and now Iie$thera1
very weak aad ill. but still alive, aadjfKisj
relatives are not witnoutnope tbathess!
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