Saturday morning courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1893-1894, November 18, 1893, Image 1

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Saturday Morning Courier
VOLUME 8, NO. 50.
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From tlui great manufacturing con.
tore already, come indications of revival.
Tho Illinois stool wnika at .Toilet, HI.,
which have liooii idle for inontliB, are
abuut tu stint up, anil when tho 2,000 or
more inon whom they employ am all
again at work iiumcrouH related
branches of Industry and trade will also
bu But in motion. Fiom tho Iron city,
1'ittBburgh, in sent tho woleonio noWBof
oiio mill after another renewing opera
tions, and it in Bald that 10,000 men who
it few uoeIB ago were idlo aru again
earning wngcfl in their old positions.
Tho cotton, woolen and paper mills and
other inunufiietorion of Now England
hao Btnrtod again by tho Buoro, boiiio
on part tlmu and hoiho with their full
capacity, with good prospect of con
tinned demand. Tho country in not
only vaflt, but growing, and pioduction
cannot atop long at a time, becaiiBo the
people tmiBt have tho productH.
In railway coiisttuction not very much
Ib now doing and jet the new mileage
of tho ptoBont j ear will call for no in
conHidcrublo quantity of railB and ap
pliances, while the neceBBiiry renewals
of wane 'J2T),000 miles of track of all
kinds and tho work of imptovemont in
roadway and equipment which tmiBt go
on will domund continued activity in all
partHof tho countiy. Tho fact that in
this ago of Btoel there Htill remain Home
40,000 miles of railway hack laid with
iron rails which hau long been in
service suggests one diiectiou in which
the steel mills may look for futuro busi
ness. The November elections have
proved discouraging to populists,
anarchists and other distill hers of poli
tical peace and have given leason to
believo that investments im railways
will hereafter bo considered entitled to
protection. Altogether the business
outlook has wonderfully improved with
in a few weeks and there is promise
that 1804 will bo u jeur of general pios
perity. Railway Ago.
Tho recovery from panics, like their
creation, is a matter of emotion and
sentiment. Tho sudden and enormous
drafts inudo upon the reserves of tho
Now York banks by their country cor
rcBpondontB, last spring, followed
directly upon tho announcement by
Secretary Foster that unless his stock
of gold was speedily replenished tho
government would huve tu suspend
gold payments, but it vviu not u logical
and necessary consequence of that an
nouncement, oven if it had lieen justilled
by facts.
The example of tho country banks
was imitated, by those of other cities.
Thoy, too, began fortifying thciiiRelu-s
against the imaginary danger which
fear had conjured up, and to do so they
had to contract their accommodations
to individual borrow eis. These, in turn,
were compelled to defer paying those to
whom they owed money and thcbo again
had to put otf thoir cieditors. Some of
the newspapers, with u misguided zeal
for tho stoppage of silver purchases
under tho Sherman act, intensified, by
their predictions of calamity, the alarm
of tho public, and it grew and spicad
until individuals, seeing before them in
their excitement only gcnoial bank
ruptcy, began to draw fiom tho banks
and to hoaid not only gold, for which
theiu was soiiio excuse, but all the other
kinds of cunency. Instances uf this
mo told which in the calm state of mind
now pi ov ailing seem incredible. Vaults
and boxes of safe deposit companies
were hiiod all over tho country and
stuffed full of every available foimof
mono). Men of largo means, who
ought to have set a bottei example,
locked up in this way thousands and
oven hundreds of thousands ofdollais.
Savings bank depositois, hearing of
what was going on, began to call fur
their deposits, and tho banks, to ho
pieparod for them, diuw heavily upon
tho diminished stock of cunency in
cliculation. Tho Until result was that
tho otllcers of many banks of deposits
lost their heads and viitually stopped
payment, forcing their depositois who
needed cm reney to meet their pay tolls
and for other business piu poses to sell
thoir checks to speculators at a dis
count. This spasmodic torior, from its very
intensity, could not last long, and re
covery from it was assisted by tho im
poitatiousof gold which it uiiulo pio
iltablo. In a few weeks tho reserves of
New York banks, which had been de
pleted below tho required legal limit,
rose above it, and since thou they have
been mote than doubled. Loanable
funds huvo gono from a condition
of extreme scarcity to one of ex
treme lenty, so that boi towers who,
three months ago, could not get ac
commodation on any terms, have it now
otfered to them almost for nothing.
Hanks which were forced to close their
doors temKrarlly have reopened them,
factories which huvo stopped work have
started up again, the minings of the
railroads show signs of Improvement,
and trade generally has begun to levlve.
The change is one, not of material fact
and circumstance, but purely of human
Noveitheloss, although the panic has
piiFhcd away and monetary stringency htm
been succeeded in tho east by monetary
ease, and while ontill Hldeshopehiistalten
tho place of despondency, it is still too
early to expect that tho business of the
country shall completely resume the
activity which characterized it before
the shock came from which It is now
recovering. "A burnt child dreatls the
the," and men who only a short time
ago had hard work to keep themselves
out of banktuptcy are, very natu
ral!), not jot disposed to spend much
money. Families dependent upon in
comes of investments tiud those incomes
for tho present more Jr leBB leduced,
wages and salaries in many instances
liavo boon stopped or materially cut
down, and, generally, a spirit of economy
prevails where before was liberality and
even extravagance. This diminishes
tho consumption of necessaries as well
as that of luxuries, and with a diinin
iflhed consumption tlieio must be a cor
respondingly diminished ioduct ion, and,
consequently, diminished prollts all
The Lancaster County bank was sold
to tho Gorman National bank on the loth
inst., bv Mr. Waiter J. Lamb, tho owner.
It was one of the oldest banks in this
city, was ostabliri id in 1872. anil incor
porated in 1m77. The ullulisof the bank
woio in excellent condition at the time
of tho Bale, but it was believed by Mr
Lamb that tho capital stock could bo
more piofltnbly invested and in lines
whoiuless time audcaio would be re
quired. Mr. Lamb in future will dovoto
his whole time to the pnietieo of law.
Mr. V. A- Green, tho cashier, will re
tain an otllco in tho building formerly
occupied by the bank, and will do a gcu
cral brokerage and loan business, for
which line ho is well Utted by his range
of business experience
Tho Uliihou iV Hctchci Co. wire closed
on the 17th inst. b) tho Columbia Na
tional bank, after a haul struggle of
several months with decreased sales
and poor collections, all being tho effect
of thogcncinl business depression.
It is i moored in business ciicles that
Messrs. Hout. & Johnson will in tho
near futuio open a wholesale cigar homo
in the city. These gentlemen have each
had experience in thifl line. Mr. F. V.
Hout, was formoily of the firm of
Drown & Houtz, and Mr. Johnson lopro
sented this lino as a traveling salesman,
thus making them familiar with the ter
ritory which they will cover as well as
tho dealers with whom they will do
A concensus of opinion finui the
diffeient retail lines of trade in this city
would indicate that there is a slight im
pioveiuent in nearly all lines, and the
geiieiai feeling appears to lie that this
improved condition has coino to stay,
and that tho impiovemoiit will continue
to improve. Tho change in tho weather
had the ellect of brightening up tiaile
considerably in tho diy goods line.
In conversation with a prominent
real estate dealer in this city who makes
a specialty of handling "inside" property
it was learned that while value of im
pioved propoity in good locations is
holding its own to a soinow hat surpris
ing extent, unimproved pioporty isou the
market in many instances at prices
ranging consideiably below tho llguies
asked two and tluco yetus ago.
"Heal estate titinsactions," said he,
"have been slow, in fact nearly at a
stand still for some months past, largely
owing to the saucily of funds among
tho class of inon who give stability and
life to this lino of business; but as
lliiauuinl matters become easier, and
eastern capital again seeks investment
in tho west, it is my belief, and it is also
the belief of others who aie in a ixisitlon
to feel tho pulse a little in advance, that
thui u will bo a certain miction for the
better, and that in tho near future."
Cropo and tissue papors at Crancor's,
1112 South 11th.
When a quarter will buy a good m
served seat at tiie Lansing theatre Sun
day evening to hear the Nebraska state
baud In grand conceit, there's no excuse
for loafing tho sheets or going to ques
tionable places.
1'iVen those who have the softest feel,
lug for "poor Mr. Moshor" need not
necessarily piostrato themselves by
worrying over the suffering which the
distinguished criminal will have to un
dergo when ho gets llnally and perma
nently located in the federal peniten
tiary at Sioux Falls.
TIioho persons who are conversant
with the manner in which things are
run in tho government prisons leadlly
forsee that Moshor, who found out in
Omaha that iron barn do not a prison
make, will Hud at Sioux Falls a kind of
"imprisonment" that will be quite to his
taste. Moshor, with his lino talents in
the direction of tho manipulation of
paper and 'ink, will tindoubtedl) be
called upon to do clerical work, and
while he may not be permitted to take
walks in the soft moonlight into too
recesses of South Dakota, he will have a
very comfortable time of it, with the
best kind of stuff to eat and drink,
congenial company, and a pleasant oc
cupation. Moshor said a few weeks
ago, in discussing this matter with a
friend: "I know how they treat favored
piisouets in a government prison, and
jou needn't worry about my comfort at
Sioux Falls."
Thero in another consideration that
may enter into tho mutter of Mnshcr's
treatment at Sioux Falls. It comes to
Thk from a reliable source
that tho warden of this penitentiary has
a wealthy hi other with whom Moshor has
had extensive business transactions for
several years, and who has the kind
liest fioling for the gentlemanly rascal
who wieckB a bank with the Htiuy froid
of a man opening an oyster. This man,
as it is further stated, has written to IiIb
brother, the warden, and made all
airaugementH for a specially courteous
lecoption of Moshor, and for the softest
treatment possible tlieieafter.
Verily, this man Moshor finds only
rosen where most men would run into
Mr. Annin's dispatch in Wednesday's
Juurmil coutaiiin the pleasing infoi mil
lion that "Mr. linker will probably servo
out his teim and the threatened sum
mitry action will not eventuate." Mr.
Annin intiiuutea that the only effect of
the "attempt to disgraeo the district
attorney" lias been to foievor disgrace
its author with Attorney General Olney.
This might have been expected. Tho
powerful influence at work in the in-
teiestor C. W. Mosher in apparently
strong enough to shield the devil him
self. Mr. linker's connection with the
Moshor case has In ought discredit to
that gentleman in the opinion of honest
men. He lias been in with tho gang
fiom tiie tiist, and has favored the
guilty bank wrecker at every opportu
nity, regardless of the demands of law
mid justice, and yet, when the Mosher
inlluenco pi esses the button Mr. linker
in piouiptiy vindicated by the depart
uient of justice(?) Moslioi'n power ex
tends in all directions, and those per
sons who supposed that tho collapse of
the Capital National bank, and tho
faicical an est of tho principal meant
tho downfall of thu Mosher regime weio
mightily mistaken. Mosher is, if any
thing, moie powerful today than he was
a year ago. Tho convict oveirides law
and justice, and when he pulls tho
string the puppets dance in the United
States court room in Omaha, the court
looms in this city and the department
of justice in Washington. He winds
jailers around his fingers, and laughs
defiance at prison liars. Valiantly sup
ported by men who aru afraid he .will
open his mouth, backed by unlimited
money, and sustained by a nerve that
knows no bounds, Mosher is a Napoleon
that tales with a linn hand, and reigns
Tho desire to start a now
newspaper in Omaha,
origin in the strong
which had its
feeling that ovists in various parts of
thu state, and particulaily in Omaha,
seems to bo quito as keen now an bofore
election, and as homo of tho men who
mo inteiested in the pioject aru men of
means, and vety much in earnest, thoio
Issomo likelihood of the project material
i.lng into something definite in thu near
fut me.
Tho reed of un aggressive republican
papoi in tho metropolis was appreciated
by the Htatu central committee, und
Hiad Slaughter is tho iinu who inlargely
responsible for thu new papor idem A
nieoting wan held bov oral day Biigo, and
thero have been conferences this week
between John L, Weltster, who Is
actively Intetested In the scheme, and
Mr. Slaughter. It is piobablo that a
who In
no, and
that al
le next
imI that
meeting will bo held sometime next
week, at which time it is hoped that
some definite action will be taken.
It Is reported that If, after careful
consideration, the pioject seems feasible,
iJoO.OOO or 00,000 will lie subscribed by
Oinahn lopubilcans, which will bo the
basis of tiie establishment of a new
morning dally. Kopiosoiitullvos of the
Chicago lntvv Occtin, admittedly one of
tho, ablest and most aggressive republl
can papoiH in the couutiy, have been
discussing thu matter with Slaughter,
Webster and othuis, with a view to
putting in a daily In Omaha that would,
to some extent, be a Nebraska edition of
tho Vnfer Ocean. It would, of couiso,
be practically independent of tho
Chicago paper, but would have the ad
vantage of the valuable facilities pos
sessed by the Inter Ocean.
Theie in a disposition In some quarters
to make a deal with some Nebraska
newspaper man or men, and Hoss Ham
mond, of thu Fremont Tribune, one of
the brightest young men in the state,
and a republican all over, is mentioned
in connection with tho scheme.
Somebody stated that if the proposed
paper vvero started, John J. (iigalls, tho
egotistical Boap bubble from Kansas,
would bo the editor and llrinl Slaughter
business manager. This is authorita
tively denied. Ingnlls has not been con
siderod at all.
If the morning paper scheme should
full through it is quito likely that a
smaller sum may bo raised and an even
ing puper Btarted.
Tho program arranged for the repub
lican jollification at tho Lansing theatre
Monday evening ought to attract u
crowd that will till tho theatre from top
to bottom. It in as follows:
Mimic , Niilirnnkn Stnto Iliiml
Adilrris of Welcome (lowriiiir LorpiiriiCrniiiiMi
1Uriiis,. , . lion, llrinl KIiuikIiUt
Our Honored Uuost . ' . ,
... .Biiromo.JnilKt)-Kluct T. ().('. llnrrlmin
Milhiliill JMiuc8.,liiMriiyr-L.lcct 1 . U. Jackson
"" Muilc.
Whom Am Wo At. .. Hun. J. I.. Wolwlnr
Tliu Old VutumiiH 11 ml Their Noun
. . . Hon. Church Jlown
Iho Young Itopuhllcans Hon. II. I). Ijiterbrook
llw I.ulxirlnK Mi'ii iih a Political 1'aclor ..
C'oiiKrcHionaM 1). II. Mrrcer
The Juillclarj . . Hon, I. W. Liiiinlnu
It is now definitely settled that tho
republican statu central committee will
maintain permanent headquarters in
this city. Mr. Slaughter is looking for
a location.
Miss C. C. Tennaut Claiy wiio is pro
moting tho cause of tiie Western opera
association, was called to Omaha last
Friday afternoon by the illness of hot
mother. She will return to Lincoln
in a few days, and will begin tho work
of pieparatiun for Lincoln's season of
grand opera, of which detailed mention
was made in last week's Couitihu. In
the meantime interested pai ties are at
work in this city, and thu project is
mooting witn iiiucii encouragement on
all sides. A uiimhei of local musicians
have become interested in the scheme,
and from present indications thero will
bo no difllculty in organizing a large
choius to re enforce the company which
Miss Clary bring here in the spring.
It is Miss Clary's intention to make the
opei a season a brilliant occasion, socially
as well as artistically, and to that end
she is securing the names of well known
social leaders wlio willact iispationeBses.
These ladies piomise to attend the three
pei foi malices of grand opera in evening
diess and without hats. Ujion Miss
Claiy's return definite niiuouucoiuoutn
will bo made; but there seems to bo no
doubt but that the enterprise, so deserv
ing of suppoit, will bo successfully
cat tied thiough.
Governor Crounsc, voicing "that sense
of gratitude which should move a people
who, during the year now drawing to a
close, have been favoied with plentiful
jiops and an absence of stoim and
pestilence," has issued a proclamation
designating Thursday, November .'!(), as
a day of thanksgiving. The governor
says: 'Lotus cease fiom business on
' that day and witli one accord, offei unto
(tod thanksgiving and pay our vows
unto the Most High.'"
The olllcial count gives the following
pluralities in this county: Harrison
ovoi Holcomb, 2,.'I07; for county clerk,
Woods ovei Millai, 7!'.0j for icgister of
deeds, Han op over Habcock, 1,027; for
tieasurer, Cobb over Schmidt, 2i).'l; for
judge, Lansing over Cromwell, 802; for
sheriff, Miller over Smith, Ol.'lj for
smvoy or, Scott over Rawlins, :i,203; for
"iioner, Crlm ovor F.dwaids, 2.S01; for
superintendent, Haor over Wightinan,
-,--S for foiniuissionei, Miller over
t-'happell, 1,180,
Continued on Third J'uyc,)
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Thoio was an Intoiosting little group
of politicians in the mourn of the lepnb
llciin slate central committee In tho
Lincoln hotel the other day.and Church
Howe, tho leduulitabli) warrior from
Nemaha county, was doing some talk
lug "Harrison's plurality might Just an
well have boon UTt.OOOas 7,000," ho said."
"1 think If there had been a campaign
like that of u year ago, the republican
candidate could easily have secured
2.",000 pluiallty; liul lam free to admit
that I did not think so befoio election,
You nee no labia od under this dllllculty t
We didn't want logo after the ileum
cuds too hard, for wo wanted their voIch
for IIiiiiIsoii, and we couldn't say very
much against the independents because
they are not in power. Hut results
proved that we gained voteH every time
vo pounded tho democrats, and If thero
had been moio pounding thero would
have boon mom Harrison votes."
When Church wan down in Nemaha
county tho other day, ho heard a venoi
able constituent hatangulngaciowdat a
uillvvay station about "1(1 to 1." Howe
had an idea that tho speaker didn't have
a very clear understanding of what in
meant by 10 to ho got somebody to
eiill out, "What is 10 tol, anyway?" Tho
old man was ready. "Everybody knows
what 10 to 1 means. It nieiuiM that
whom wo have ono dollar now, we will
all have 10 dollars when wu get free
Hecent monts huvo an iuiioitnnt
bearing on thu future of tho so-called
democratic congressman from this dis
trict.and there is already considerable
speculation iih to what in to become of
Mr. liryan.
One thing is ortain ho will not bo a
candidatn for congresH again. Mr.
ilryan iscoutent to let well enough alone
In that direction.
It is no secret that his ambition is to
warm thu seat in the United States
sonato now occupied by Manderson; hut
thero is a wide difference of opinion iih
to the means he will employ in attempt
ing to got thero,
Ho would doubtless prefer to lueak
into the senate thiough an election to
the olllcoof governor on the democratic
ticket; but Mr. Ilrynn's chances jimt
now of securing u democratic nomina
tion foi any filing am so remarkably
attenuated that they am almost non
observable. Drmocrals ""member Mr.
Hiyan's defiant leave taking at tlm last
state convention, and tho breach between
the congressman and what am known as
the straight democrats, lias widened
considerably since Mr. Uryan wan turned
How a.
When the demociatlc nominee for
supremo judge wioto to Mr. liryan and
suggested that, in view of the feeling
manifested at the democratic statu con
vention, it would be a good thing if ho,
Mr. Hryan, would publicly endorse his,
Irvine's, candidacy, tlm congressman
mplied in a note quite as defiant us his
utterances at the convention. Ho told
Judge Irvine that he considered Hoi
comb the best candidate for the place,
and would work for that gentleman's
election. And Hryan wan true to his
word. No bolter over put in more good
lickH against his own party candidate
than did Hryan against Irvine. Ho
pulled every string at his command, and
left nostono unturned in his auti Irvine
campaign. It is possible that he may
have gained nuw friends among tho
pops by this com bo, but ho forfeited the
good will of many democrats that up to
this time had stayed with the congress
man. Tlio auti liryan reeling in the
democratic ranks is very general, and it
is very bitter. It in hardly possible that
tho congressman will bo able to secure
a nomination fiom the democratic party
for homo time to come.
Some people who have watched
Hry an's course for the last yearortwo
am positive that he intends at the proper
time to gather up his play things and go
over to tliu populists for good, or wu
might say, for better or for worse.
May bo when Hryan gets ready to go to
tho pops, there won't beany pops to go
to everybody knows they are going
fast. An a matter1 of fact Mr,
Hi van is
a JHipulist and has been for some time
II.. im. I...,,.. !,. .,..).. i..inr ,n
stay-in tho democratic party as long as
there was any tiling to be gained by it.
Thu newest
idea in
connection witli
t),u KUy young congresBinuii is that he
will form'u now purty next spring and
tl0 mu0 jt Kxo ,,j, gubernatorial
nomination. It Is a fuct that pioiiiinont
freo silver doniocrutB who huvo ot the
Hryan mania, and leading Independent
whoreall7o that their parly Is ulroudy
twodliliilH over tho brink of despair, iiro
considering a ptojeut to form a brand
new parly, to bo composed of free sliver,
ites of all parlies. Of course tho real
object Is to get together all Hto Ilrviui.
ilea. It Is said that tho now party will
Im formed early next year, and that Mr.
liryan will be Its candidate for governor
with u view to obtaining Miiiidomon'H
peal in the senate.
Hen llukor vvhh a rising republican
until ho compromised himself In tho
Mosher deal. It would take liliti about
200 yearH to explain tho suspicious
tlilngH in connection with his conduct
In the M6Hher case, and an thore In no
pmbiiblllly of the republican party
thrusting any further high honora on
Mr. linker until those things aru cleared
up, It would appear that n deep and
determined cloud has settled iikii Mr.
linker's political future.
Tlio political editors or the Newt in
their excitement over their anti-Hush-noil
campaign, speak of tho Hon. John
C. Watson an from Nomalia City.
Pins are being set for tho noxt con
gressional campaign in thin district.
Watson and Howe will bo candidates,
and there will bo a strong effort to take
thu iioiiliuatioii away from Lancaster
Howo can uso donations of
and provision!! for distribu
tions among thu poor.
SchlosHit Co. woro glvon judgment
against M. A. Nowmark fsr $1,0&'1.50 in
tho district court on Monday.
The city union of tlio Christian En
ileavor held its annual mooting at St.
Mark's Luthern church Tuesday ovon
tig. Tho jury in tho ease of tho ntato vs
Frank O. Hubbard, charged with ob
tabling money under fatso protonses, re
turned a vurdict of not guilty, und the
defendant wuh dLxhaigod Monday
At Kansas City on Saturday the
university of Missouri eleven defeated
tho university of Nebraska foot ball
team by a score of ,'i0 to 18. Tho mime
day the Lincoln high school was de
feated by the Omaha team: Score, 10
Tho ease of the injunction to rentruin
tho school board from issuing tho bonds
voted for last spring will bo heard bo
fore the three district judges toduy.
Tlio three judges of tho district court
heard arguments Saturday on the
petition of tho directors of tho defunct
Capital National bank to remove the
casen brought by doM)sitors for recovery
of deposits, to the federal court. Hriofs
were submitted by each side.
Will Nrve Hot HntU.
Hot soda will bo so r veil at Hector's
pharmacy all winter. A new appuratus
has been put in, and to meet thu growing
demand for hot drinks n largo list of
broths and flavors will bo kept on hand,
including chocolate, clam juices,
chicken broth, cocoa, beef bouillion,
lemouade.etc. You can always find u
delightful drink at any.titno day or
night, at Hector's, and this cold weather
you will find that a hot soda such as is
here served, will go straight to the
right BKit. When you aru down town
drop into Hector's pharmacy- a full
line of drugs and toilet articles.
Muslim Fill lit.
Noxt to tlio world's fair, all our
foreign friends want to see Niaguru
Falls, and hi tho miuds of many,
Niagara Falls is placed first. Ono of
tho tirst questions they ask an Ameri
can either at home or alMiard is about
Niagara, but to many of us Niagara
Falls is too near. Were it on tho other
sidoof the world, thousands of American
globo trotters would hasten there, who
pass it by now becauso they can go
there any time.
The Michigan Central has made it,
pei hups, tin) easy of access, for its
thiough trains from Chicago to Now
York and Huston run directly by and in
full view of thu great cataract, und
those p.iBsing by daylight stop live
minutes for passengers to view the Fulls.
Thu wise traveller however will stop
over there as long us his time will tier
mittoview the beauties mid tho gran
' l,uur '" w,u ,,,,m l,Illu "uieruui iiBpeem
aim irom iiiiierent points or view. The
! longer ho HtojNi tho more he will Hnd to
Tm' h'm for ' expenditure of
ti," ,,ml T!!5J incllr8'
hy pay exorbitant prices for up
bolstering when Ho'hschild does first
class work at low rates; 120 North 12th
trout. Hurr block .
luipoited and domestic toilet boups at
Hector's Pharmacy.