The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, November 22, 1895, Image 2

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    v3(ood Jiver Slacier.
The custom of celebrating an annual
day of thanksgiving a few weeks be
fore Christmas originated among the
Puritans of New England in early col
onial days. The day was set at a time
when the crops were all harvested, the
. year's work done, the winter's fire
wood laid by and the people prepared
fiir the long cold season in which little
could be done but wail for spring. In
, time this annual thanksgiving day be
came the principal holiday of the year
in that part of the country, and it was
known ax the New England Christmas.
It was much more a day of feasting
aud merriment than Christmas was.
The iMiatmii in' Uwninsr an annual dav
of thanksgiving spread gradually to
.other states, but, was almost unknown
, in the South thirty years ago. During
the Revolution congress annually rec
ommended a day of thanksgiving, but
after a general thanksgiving for peace
in 1784, there was no national appoint
ment until 1789, when President Wash
ington, by request of congress, recom
mended a thanksgiving for the adop
tion of the constitution. In 1795 Pres-
ident -Washington appointed another
day of thanksgiving on account of the
suppression of the whisky rebellion
that had raised a rumpus n Western
Pennsylvania. In 1815 President Mad
ison recommended a day of thanksgiv
ing for the restoration of peace after
the war of 1812, the treaty having been
signed at Ghent, in Belgium, on the
Christmas eve of 1814. This thanks
giving was joyously kept in all parts of
the, United States except New Eng
land, where hostility to Madison's ad
ministration and his war policy was so
hitter that it became .almost treason
able. The Protestant Episcopal prayer
book, adapted in 1789, recommended
for a dy of thanksgiving the first
'. Thursday In November, and this day
was observed by that church generally
in states here there was no official
thanksgiving appointed. Proclama
tions recommending special thanksgiv
ing for Union victories were issued by
President Lincoln in ,, 1862 and 1863.
In 1863 and 1864 he appointed the aiir
nual Thanksgiving day. Since that
time the custom of appointing or rec
ommending an annual thanksgiving
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dents, the last Thursday of November
being the day invariably named. These
national proclamations are supple
mented by - proclamations from the
governors of the' several states. Thanks
giving day is not a legal holiday except
in states that have declared it such by
legislative enactment. St. Louis Re
public. ' '" ' "" " v " :'y:
, The primary for the: nomination of
candidates for the town offices will be
' held 'next Tuesday. At this meeting
' all candidates should be placed in nom
ination .. If there. is two or more
tickets, two or more sets of. candidates
can be ' nominated. Mr. Lawrence
Blowers has announced himself as a
candidate for mayor. We have heard
of. no other candidates for this office,
though there Will likely be two tickets
in-the. field for all the offices. Mr.
Blowers is a young man who will fill
this important, office, if elected, with
dignity and ability."-" '
The Oregon City Enterprise prom-J
fees' 'its patrons a daily' they will be
proud of when the proper time arrives,
and says the daily will come to stay. ,,
The Portland Dispatch figures out
that Congressman Ellis has been in
Oregon thirteen,, years and held office
twelve years of that time.
. Irrigation is King. .
Thus saith the Lord: Make this val
ley full of ditches. Ye shall not'see
wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet this
valley shall be filled with water, that
ye may drink, both ye and your cattle
and your beasts. II Kings, 3 ch., 16-18.
The Wooly Aphis. 1 -The
fact that wooly aphis wasbrought
Into the valley last week on trees
shipped from the Salem Wholesale
Nurseries caused much excitement
, among fruit men. Heretofore-our or
chards have been free from, this pest,
which is said to be one of the most dif
ficult to eradicate when once it gains
a footing in an orchard. But the
pfompt measures taken to destroy the
trees affected will no doubt prevent the
spread of the wooly aphis here. Mr.
Wm. Tillett was the first to discover
the presence of the wooly aphis on trees
he had ordered from Salem to fill out
orders received for trees from his own
nurseries, and he immediately reported
to Mr. " Schanno. Mr. Campbell, an
agent of, the Wholesale Nurseries, has
sold a great many trees that have been
delivered here this fall. It would be
well for every one' who has bought
trees of agents to carefully scrutinize
every tree and destroy all that are in
the least affected with the wooly aphis.
Among those who. have received trees
from this "nursery are the following:
M. B. Potter, Wm. Tillett, M. P. Iaen
berg, F. E. Bailey, II. H. Bkiley, Tom
Wickens, George Williams, Mrs. Pierce,
Henry Brown, Mr. Miller, Geo. St.raii
ahan, A. W. King", Charles Chandler,
and .inauy otheiui : , ..', ..,.'...'.. .
The following correspondence shows
that the matter is being investigated
and measures taken on the part of
officials to protect us in the shipment
of trees:, , '. , , ," ;. j
The Dalles, Nov. 14, 1895. Dr.
P. G. Barrett Dear Sir: You will find
inclosed a letter I received from Mr.
Minto of Salem, secretary of state board
of horticulture, which is an answer I
received in regard to the nursery stock
you left me, which was affected with
wooly aphis;
1 have appointed Mr. H. F. Davidson
to inspect all nursery stock coming
into Hood River. Yours truly, ;
Emil Schanno.
Salem, Nov.. 13. Emil Schan no,
The Dalles, ; OK Dear Sir: The four
trees sent by express came to hand this
morning, and shortly afterwards Mr.
Daily came in and we opened the pack
age. There was remains of the wooly
aphis on the trees, but it was all dead,
so far as we could make out, presum
ably by the effect of the treatment the
trees received at the nursery, according
to Rule 15, except one spot on one of
the trees, under a scale or bark, about
half the size of one's Utile finger nail.
1 went to the office of the Oregon
Wholesale Nursery company, and the
manager told me he would order the
trees shipped buck to Salem. In this
case the law, or rules made under the
law, have been complied with. I think
you did right in .-telling P. G. Barrett
that you had no power to order the
trees destroyed. L, M. Minto.
'.Another large shipment of trees was
received Thursday morning, and upon
lnspectiony live wooly aphis was found
upon one tree. . After a careful inspec
tion by Mr. H. F. Davidson, no more
of the pests were found, and the trees
were allowed to be taken away tiy tnose
who had engaged them. .
. -. Co-operative Ditch Building.
A Nebraska correspondent of the
American Agriculturist tells how the
farmers succeeded in building an irri
gating canal in that state, as follows:
The Castle Rock irrigation canal and
water power company was organized
hi May, 1889. . This company was com-
nnQail tf a fci7 fttimui.a liuine in fViatla
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Rock precinct of Scott's Bluff' county,
Nebraska. The plan was to build a
canal about 17 miles in length, 18 feet
wide on the bottom, with the banks
sloping two feet horizontally to one
toot in deptn, ana deep enough to carry
3J feet of - water, to be run on an aver
age grade of 18 itiches to the mile. The
bottom of the canal where the water is
taken from the river is two feet below j
the bed of the stream, me canal is oU
feet wide at the' headgate, and grad
ually narrows down for two miles to its
regular width of 18 feet at the bottom.
The headgate at the river is 50 feet
wide, with a Hume tsu teet long tor the
purpose of regulating the flow of water
from the river. It is constructed of
lumber, and much of it is hewed into
shape by the tarmers.. - me canal is iiv
tended to irrigate about 8,000 acres
Nineteen farmers, without money and
with a very scant supply of food for
themselves or teed tor their teams, re
siding upon their homesteads in sod
houses or log cabins, in possession of
strong faith and plenty of pluck, un
dertook to accomplish this large work,
which reouired the concentrated ef
forts . of all engaged for nearly four
years before water for irrigation pur
poses was obtained, and the entire work
is not quite finished. ' After the survey,
work was commenced along the line of
the canal witn teams and scrapers.
There was a great deal of hard work at
the head of the canal, where the water
seeped m through the sand. At one
place on the line there is a rock' cut,
about half a mile long and 10 feet deep.
At the deepest pluce it passes throuirh
magnesia rock, much of which had to
be blasted out with powder. About
two years after work was begun a part
of the stockholders purchased a New
Era grading machine, with which con
siderable, progress was made. The
farmers who built the canal have as a
rule excellent tracts of land, in good
shape for irrigation, and are now on
the way to independence (especially of
rainfall).: Jhe estimated cost -or the
canal is about $20,000, which was most
ly paid in labor, it has no mortgage
or bond debt, and the company's lia
bilities do not exceed $200, and this was
incurred principally for lumber and
material that could not be procured ex
cept for cash. These farmers have al
ready demonstrated the great value of
irrigation under their canal, and are
highly gratified with results.., Primar
ily, this canal was constructed to ob
tain water for personal use, but the
company provided for the sale of water
rights to ; persons owning land under
the canal who were non-residents and
did not aid in its construction. All
applicants are now accommodated with
perpetual water rights of 40 inches
each at 200 apiece. An inch of water
is what will flow through an orifice an
inch square, four inches below the sur
iace of the water, and will irrigate
about one acre., .
Deniesi that it is a "Sample" Statement.
Portland, Nov. 18, 1895. Editor
Glacier: I notice in one of your ex
changes the following clipping under
head of "From the Glacier:''
The following is a sample statement
of returns on fruit shipped from Hood
River: L. Henry shipoed two crates of
silver prunes, i hey were sent to Den
ver 'and sold for $1. Transportation
charges amounted to 76 cents; refrig
erator, icing, 6 cents; commission, 10
cents leaving Mr. Henry 8 cents to
pay for boxes, paper and packing. ';
Mr. Henry made two ' shipments
only, atai I am at a loss to know why
the a (rove statement of the shipment
of two crates of silver prunes should be
styled a "sample statement" more tlian
the following: Mr. L. Henry shipped
from Hood River 16 crates of prunes.
They were sent to Philadelphia and
sold for$13.40.' Transoortation charges
amounted to $6,24; refrigerator, icing,
48 cents; commission, $1.34 leaving
Mr. Henry $5.34 to pay for boxes, pa per
and packing. The boxes and paper
cost $1.70. Mr. Henry therefore re
ceived $3.64 for 16 crates, or 22 cents
per crate of 20 pounds.
In very few instances has fruit been
sold for as low as 50 cents per crate.
Selling fruit East for 50 cents perorate,
when the freight and boxes cost that
lliuchj'is not a "sample statement" by
any means. , Willis Brown.
' Hons. : -In
Hood River, Sunday, November
17, 1895, to Mr. and Mis. F,C. Doremus,
a daughter, :
Rivals Glowerourem's "lsaak Walton."
? "Yes, I observed many curious things
about fish when I was on the Indian
river," remarked Colonel Wardell, a
few days ago.
"Fish, as a rule, . are very shy, and
yet they frequently become, so tume
that they can almost be picked out. of
the water, and they seem to know peo
ple, just as a cat or dog does. Some of
the sea 'cats' became so tame around
my place that they would actually eat
out of my hand. I had a board run
ning from the house out over the water,
and I used frequently to go out on this
board to clean fish, throwing the clean
ings into the water. These 'cat' would
swim up as fearlessly as could be, and
on several occasions they pulled the
fish that I was cleaning out of my
hand. The fish evidently knew me,
however, because when a stranger went
out on the board they would not go
near him, but would swim around at a
distance, as though they were afraid. .
"The eel is ordinarily a very shy
creature, and I do not remember ever
having seen more than two or three in
the Indian river. I had an oyster bed
forty or fifty yards from my house.and
I went out there one day for the pur
pose of getting a basket of oysters. To
my surprise, an eel came swimming up
to me, and all the time that I was get
ting the oysters it swam around my
legs and rubbed against them much as
a kitten would. I waded back to my
house and the eel followed me. 1 found
that I did not have enough oysters,
and so I went back again. The eel
was still there, and followed me across
and back again. Now, I had never
seen, the eel before, and" never saw it
again after that day, and the only way
that I can account for its peculiar ac
tions is that it was the companion of
either a large fish, turtle, or perhaps a
manatee, and that it had become sep
arated from it, and seeing me in the
water, thought I was the object for
which it was searching.
"1 have often had .much amusement
watching the antics of the needle fish.
This fish, when at play, will jump over
sticks, straws or other small objects in
the water, and I have frequently had
them jump over t he float of my fishing
line. They did this apparently just to
amuse themselves.." Florida Citizen.
: Whisky Makes Tramps.
There is one other cause for vagrancy
more potent than all I have described,
and its- name is whisky, says Josiah
Flint in the 'Century. The love of
liquor brings more men and women
into trampdom than anytbihgel!e,and
until this fact, is more conscientiously
recognized there can be no thorough
treatment of the tramp.
There is no need to enter into details
on this subject; all that I can do is to
report the fact. The public needs to
realize more fully than it now does the
awful effects of string drink on vaga
bonds. A realization of this fact is
likely to be productive of some remedy
for the evilsit represents. If the tramps
of America could be freed from the
bondage into which whisky has
brought them, there would not be very
many vagrants in the country. That
the American tramp is the resultof the
fluctuations of the labor market, as
some claim, I do not believe.
The American tramp does not want
work, as a rule; but I know that he
does want to be free from liquor. And
if this can be accomplished, I feel safe
in saying that he will go to work. Un
der the influence of liquor he becomes
a sort of voluntary idler; but if he were
temperate, he could be made a valuable
citizen. .
Cnre for Headache.
As a remedy for all forms of headache
Electric Bitters has proved to be the
very best. It effects a permanent cure,
and the most dreaded habitual sick
headaches yield to its influence. We
urge all who are afflicted to procure a
bottle and gi ve this remedy a fair trial.
In cases of habitual constipation, Elec
tric Bitters cures by giving che needed
tone to the bowels, and few cases long
resist t he use of this medicine. Try it
once. Fifty cents and $1 a bottle. For
sale at the Hood River Pharmacy.
School Report, District CI.
Those whose uames have been placed
on the roll of honor for excellent 3e
portment and have been present every
day without being tardy are: Maud
Miller and Willie Miller. Those who,,
in deportment and scholarship, aver
aged 70 and over: Lewra Wickham,
Nellie Wickham, Jennie Miller, Maud
Miller, Pearl Crapper, Susie Kelley,
Willie Miller, Herman Prigge, Lester
Mollie Dunlap, Teacher.
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Frankton Notes.
Written by the pupils of Frankton school.
Mr. E. D. Calkins expects soon to
open up a harness shop at his place. I
In spite of the severe weather last
week, roses and chrysanthemums are
still blooming in the flower gardens of
Frankton, and buttercups and straw
berry blossoms can be found "blooming
alone," like the "last rose of summer."
Walter. Isenberg entered school on
Monday. '
Tuesday, while Dock Gibbons and
another employe at the planer were
pushing a truck of lumber along the
tramway, the load was upset and the
lumber fell upon Dock, nearly break
ing his legs. He was soon extricated
but was unable to ' walk, and Bob
Pierce took him home in a buggy. He
is so bruised that it is thought he will
not be able to resume his work for a
month or more.
Elton Hayden made a trip to Wasco
on his horse, leaving home Saturday
and returning Monday.
Last Sunday Dr. Barrett lanced an
abscess that had been gathering upon
the face of Scott Boorman's baby. ,
Report of The Grand Jury.
,. We, the grand jury for the November
term of court, 1895, respectfully submit
this, our final report, for the term: -
We have been in session nine days,
and from time to time, as matters were
brought before us, have found and re
turned Into court twelve "true bills"
and five "not true . bills." We have
subpenaed and examined before us 95
witnesses on the various cases. We
have visited the county poor house and
found the same neatly kept and the in
mates seemed generally satisfied. The
bui Iding is comfortable but the sleeping
rooms are somewhat overcrowded, anil
we would recommend that an addition
be built and made into c ijnl'ortabie
bed rooms. We have visited the va
rious county offices and found the same
in perfect order and clean. The coun
ty records, so far as we are able to
judge, were ijeatly and correctly kept,
and-we congratulate the taxpayers of
Wasco county on having such honest
and capable men in charge of the va
rious offices and the county's finances
We have visited the county jail and
recommend that, as soon as the county
finances will admit, the county court
purchase a lot and erect thereon a good
and sufficient jail, the 1 present one be
ing, in our opinion, totally inadequate.
We further recommend that the pres
ent jail be calcimined inside and the
water closet be placed in proper condi
tion. We further call the attention of
the court to the fact that certain jus
tices of the peace in this county seem
more desirous of making fees than of
performing the legitimate duties of
their otnee. (sometimes frivolous cases
are begun and the parties bound over
to the grand jury, or the parties dis
charged and the costs taxed up to the
county. We, find, upon examination
of the county court docket, that at the
September term of the county court,
the enormous sam'of $1,000 was al
lowed for justice courts alone for cases
tried during only two months. We
heartily endorse the action of the coun
ty court In disallowing all bills where,
in their opinion, the charges made
were unnecessary. '.'.- '
.'. A. S. Blowers, Foreman. .
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos
itively cures piles, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion or monev refunded. Price. 25 cts
per box. For sale at the Hood River
Pharmacy. '
Notice for Publication.
Land Office at The Dalles, Oregon, Nov. 19,
1895. Notice Is hereby (riven that the follow
ing-named settler has Hied notice of his intens
tion to mane nnat proor in support ot nis
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore Register and Keceiver at The Dalles, Ore
gon, on January 4, iyo, viz: .
Hd. E. No. 42GG, for the north northwest
southwest northwest H and northwest a
northeast yi section 34, township. 2 north,
range 10 east, W. M.
He names the fwllowine witnesses to nrove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion oi, saia lann, viz:
Clarence Knapp, Charles Murphy,. Peter
uaen ana jonn ienz, an or Mood itiver, or.
nzzaz jas. v. uuvius, iiegisier.
Land Office at The Dalles. Oresron. Nov.
following-named settler has filed notice of
his Intention to make final proof in
support of his claim,, and that said proof
win De macie Deiore itegister ana Keceiver at
The Dalles, Oregon,: on December 80, 18U5, viz:
Hd. E. No. 3528, for the lot 2, section 81, and
lots 1 and 2, section 30, township 8 north, range
11 east.
He. names the foil jwinff witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion or, saia lana, viz:
T. H. Emerson, Wm. Busklrk, J. N. Rey
nolds and Wm. Foss, all of Hood River, Or.
n22d27 JAS. F. MOORE, Register.
Whom it May Concern.
I wish to settle all outstanding accounts.
If I have missed any one, please address me
at ijinnton, Oregon. jajils ii. jt.AH.
Wagon for Sale.
A erood second-hand wacon for sale or trade.
Apply to E. D. CALKINS,
nio iooa Kiver, or.
Fruit Farm for Sale.
I will sell my place, 2 miles from the town
of Hood River, near a graded school, contain
ing 40 acres, good house and barn, strong
spring, wind mill, 1 acres in orchard,
acre in strawberries, all fenced. Including
siock ana iarm implements, ior $iuu.
nl FRED HOWE, Hood River.
Land Office at Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 24,
1895. Notice is hereby given that the follow
ing-named settler has filed notice of his in
tention to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore w. R. Dunbar, Commissioner U. S. Cir
cuit Court for District of Washington, at his
office In Goldendale, Wash., on Dec. 10, 1805,
H. E. No. 7744 for the S. of S. E. sec-
tlUI) OU, LOWllSHljJ U X1U1 lill, luugu lu, cask, n 11-
lamette Meridian.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion of, said land, viz:
Bert C. Dymond and Courtland W. Chap
man of Pulda P. O., Washington; Robert Bar-
Ker ana tticnara uranvine ot oienwooa . u.,
Washington. "
nld6 GEO. H. STEVENSON, Register, .
Horse s for Sale or Trade
Four head of Horses; oiie 0-; ear old mare,
one 4-year-old gelding, and two coming 8
year-old colts sired by "Midnight;" dams be
long to F. U. Button. F. C. BROSIUS.
Strawberry Land.
I will lease on favorable terms one of the
best and very earliest tracts of Strawberry
land in this section. Five acres or more in
tine condition for planting this fall. For full
particulars call on or address me at White
Salmon, Wash. ol8 A. H. JEWETT. .
Twenty-five acres off the Glenwild Place
anciently called "Pole Flat." House and
cleared land; plenty of water; fine apple land.
Also, 20 acres near town, joining T. L. Eliot.
Includes buildings, cleared land, fine springs.,
fine oaks, views of Columbia river. Hood
river rapids, etc. T. R. c6"ON.
Competent Nurse.
Ladies needing a competent nursej on rea
sonable terms, apply to
Hood River, Oregon. .:
: Land Office at Vancouver, Wash., Oci. 15,
1805. Notice is hereby given that the following-named,
claimant has filed notice of his in
tention to make final proof in support of his
claim, under section 8 of the Act. of Septem
ber 2!), 1890, and that said proof will be made
before the Register and Receiver of the U. M.
Land office at Vancouver, Wash., on De
cember 4, 1895, viz: . " .
D. 8. No. 203, for the north northeast Ji,
southwest northeast and northwest
southeast section 15, township 8 north,
range 10 east.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his claim to said land, viz: ..
John Clarkson of White Salmon, Wash:
and Amos Underwood, Kdwnrd Underwood
and Harry Olson, all of Hood River, Oregon.
GEO, 11. STEVENSON, Register,
ol8n23 . -
Sell only
WTe invite trade of close buyers.
The owner of South Waucoma needs money,
make such a reduction in prices that it will sell.
read over the list and see what we will do.
Here's Our First Bargain!
And if you think you can come within J100
hunt it up and buy it. for a sni p. We have two blocks of 5 acres each directly back of the
new school house that can be had for $750 each. This is at the rate of $150 per acre, and we
know that the owner, less than a year ago, refused $175 per acre for same ground.
Bargain No. 2.
A reduction of 25 per cent on all lots In South Tocoma, viz:
$300 Lots for - - - -$200
Lots for -$120
Lots for - - - ' -
$ lOO Lots for - - -
Bargain No. 3.
An 8-room hard-finished house, with six 50x150 foot lots, in the most desirable location in
town, only $1200. -
Bargain No. 4.
A 7-room hard-finished house, with three 50x150 foot lots, beautiful location, only $800.
Bargain No. 5.
25 acres of meadow land, all under fence, inside of corporation, $50 per acre.
We have also several other tracts of land lots and houses that can be had at hard times
prices. Now, if you know anything about land values in Hood River, you will know that
nothing equal to these prices has ever been kno ivn, nor will they remain long on the market.
. For any further information, apply to -:
' Heal Esta-te- Dealers,
: ST A B L E S - :
' Comfortable conveyances to all parts of Hood River Valley and vicinity. Heavy dray
Ing and transferring done with care and promptness. Also, dealers in
, And Vehicles of All Kinds.
v Call and see our stock and get prices; they are interesting. i
O mm S HH
' -And shall endeavor to merit custom
See our CONDENSED SPRAY COMPOUNDS aud get literature at the hor
ticultural fair or at our store. ,
1. Lime, Sulphur and Salt, per pound by the hundred weight 05
2. Sulphur and Vitriol, per pound by the hundred weight 06
3. Soap, .Sulphur, Caustic Soda and Lye, per pound by the hundred weight 07
4. Rosin and Salsoda, per pound by the hundred weight .07
5. Whale Oil Soap, 80 per cent, per pound by the hundred weight i 03
7. Lime and Blue Vitriol (Bordeaux Mixture), per pound by the hundred weight .07
Acme Insecticide, 10 cts; Blue Vitriol, 6; Sulphur, 3; Rosin, 5; Salsoda, 8 cts.
We keep a full line of insecticides and spray materials. If yon do not see what you want,
ask for it, and if obtainable we will get it.
Wall Paper, Paints, Oils, etc., etc. Agent for the Bridal Veil Lumber Company. '
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps,
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock'
for CASH at
and to get the same he has directed n to
Now, whether you want to buy or not. Just
an acre of our price anywhere around it, just
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by QUALITY as well as QUANTITY.