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Transportation of go carta by freight
within the state of Illinois is to be
several cents a hundred pounds cheap
er as the result of a decision of the
Illinois railroad and warehouse com
mission to "encourage an infant indus
try." The commissioners placed
themselves on record as opposed to
race suicide at the classification meet
ing called to consider petitions of
shippers and railroads for changes in
rales. Go carts have been transported
uuder the rating for baby carriages,
at -r0 per cent above the first class
rate. It was pointed out that a large
industry has been developed in manu
facturing a new style of collapsible
go carts, which were entitled to a
specific rating and this was fixed at
second class for less than carload lots,
and fourth class in carloads. As the
first class rate for the longest haul in
the state, Chicago to Cairo, is -Hi cents
a 100 pounds, it is not expected that
the price of go carts will be reduced,
but the saving in rates will be an
appreciable amount to the manufac
turer who ships in large quantities.
A little history now and then ought
to be relished by everybody who de
sires to know more about his own state.
In 1.SII0 the territory of Nebraska
sent six delegates to the republican
national convention. Four were from
Omaha, one from Plattsmouth and one
from Nebraska City. Three of these
votes were cast for Seward, two for
Chase and one for Lincoln. The lat
ter was cast by P. V. Hitchcock,
father of the newly elected senator,
and he received his reward the follow
ing year when he was named by pres
ident Lincoln as marshal of the terri
tory. E. D. Webster, for a good many
years one of the leaders of the Ne
braska republicans, was sent to this
territory in 1858 for the express pur
pose of bringing iu a delegation from
here for Seward for president. Thur
low Weed, the biggest politician New
York ever produced, was then in
charge of Seward's campaign, and
thriftily began planting friends of the
New Yorker in the territories to sow
crops that might be reaped in conven
tion years. Webster bought the
Omaha Republican, and easily suc
ceeded in getting himself sent as a
delegate, with two friends who were
for Seward. Lincoln News.
IS EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT?
There 13 in Georgia a very success
ful lawyer named Ewing who has
made a reputation throughout the
south as to wit and an after-dinner
speaker. He set the members of the
Atlanta bar association roaring with
laughter by a recent speech from
which this is an extract.
I am the friend of labor, and I have
no hostility or bitterness toward capi
tal, and I always think of the existing
disturbances as being not wholly free
from humor. I firmly believe that if
lawmakers will ijuit trying to regulate
things, stop trying to legislate money
from the man who made it to the man
who didn't and let the people under
stand that they must work for a living,
everybody but the lawyers and candi
dates will be happier and saner and
And that sentiment, which the
Georgia lawyer no doubt, uttered in
all sincerity, was echoed a few days
later by another lawyer, ex-Governor
Black, fn a speech to the New York
The vast majority of individual for
tunes are got by methods which hon
est men approve. The vast majority
of laboring men are getting what they
How little there is that politics can
do for business except to leave it alone.
Politics is necessary for good govern
ment, but good government is one
thing and business is another.
These three utterances by distin
guished advocates of the old doctrine
of let-us-alone will interest all who see
the great change that has come over
the whole spirit of American legisla
tion during the past ten years. Bos
HANDICRAFT IN PRISONS.
In most penitentaries, manufactur
ing plants have been installed by the
state. The object of the plants is
first, to work a reformation in the
prisoners by useful industry; second,
to make the institution self-supporting.
This scheme, introduced with the
best of motives, has failed in its intent
on both counts. I will grant, of
course, that any kind of work is bet
ter than idleness, and it is further
admitted that a certain profit has been
realized from the labor of the prisoners,
that has gone toward the maintenance
of the institution. But the original
proposition stands, that work as car
ried on in prisons is not a success,
either morally or financially.
The cause of the moral failure lies
in the fact that work in every prison
is regarded by wardens, keepers, over
seers and prisoners as a form of pun
ishment The financial failure, I believe, is
because the industries introduced have
been, almost without exception, of a
kind and quality in which competition
has been most keen and profits very
Of prisoners in state penitentiaries,
not over 5 per cent are any more
vicious in their instincts than the men
outside. We find, on acquaintance,
that the man in bonds is very much
like ourselves. He has done some
thing, while we have only thought it.
He often lacks caution, and he lacks
will. Yet through the right influence
at the right moment hia will supple
mented by another he might be out
side and, a temptation coming to us
when impulse was strong, we might
now be iu his place.
The prisoner is a man and a brother.
Our desire is to help him to help him
self, and thereby help ourselves. Grant
that he must be restrained and a limit
put on his liberty, yet if wc can make
restraint moral thegreater are we.
Revenge belongs to the savage. The
germ of punishment lies in the act.
"Vengeance is mine, and I will repay,"
saith the Lord.
And the Lord needs no help along
This leaves us free to teach.
And so here is the vital point: Set
prisoners to work at hand work. Do
not suggest revolt by placing a man on
a treadmill. Make work pleasant,
and give it as a privilege.
We grow through expression, and
the only way to reform a man is
through the right exercise of his facul
ties; thus allowing the man to reform
himself. Education should be through
self-activity, not through punishment.
The kindergarten idea has been par
tially introduced in various reform
schools, and the results have been
most encoui aging a marvel, often,
even to the teachers. And if boys
from twelve to eighteen can be man
aged by kindness, full grown men
I am positive that I can take, just as
they come, twenty-five Sing Sing men
and by the kindergarten method
manage them, in a room alone, day
after day, without arms or a guard, in
a perfectly orderly and decent manner.
I can teach them to express themselves
in useful work, and can gradually
develop among the most of them a
degree of deftness and skill that will
make them self supporting.
More than this, I can secure in a
week a hundred men and women who
can teach just as well as I can. And
I am not sure but that men prisoners
can be taught best by women.
The kindergarten method should be
used in its entirety that is, there
should be music, singing, marches and
calisthenics to relieve nerve tension.
Also there should be oral expression
under proper regulations, instead of
the grim deathly silence of the present
Men can be led away from the bad
by making life affirmative and so these
men should be set to making things
with their hands, and gradually pro
moted from the simple work to the
For grown men carpentry, wood
carving, cabinet work, blacksraituing
and weaving could all be used. The
simple weaving of "homespun" and
bed covers would lead some to tapes
tries, just as wood carving, modelling
and drawing would lead the elect few
But, best of all, hand work in prison,
instead of machine methods, would
give us back men for criminals. The
reason there is no place now for the
man who has "done time" is because
we believe he is incompetent He
cannot do anything. He is helpless
as a crawfish that has just sloughed its
shell. We have all the incompetents
now that we can manage, and so we
turn the jail bird away with a letter of
recommendation or a certificate of
character, and we ease conscience by
rubbing into him a little trite advice
about bracing up and an honest life.
Convince a board of pardons that
the man can and will do a valuable
service for society, and the prison doors
Idleness is the only sin. A black
smith singing at his forge, sparks
a-fiying, anvil ringing, the man mate
rializing an idea what is finer? -1
saw such a sight the other evening
through a window. It gave me a
thrill, and 1 said to myself, "The only
saint is the man who has found his
work." Elbert Hubbard.
HORACE GREELEY'S CENTEN
ARY. Horace Greeley was born on a farm
five miles from Amherst, N. H., on
February 9, 1811. His father was
poor and Horace had little opportuni
ty to obtain more than the most primi
tive education. As a small boy Hor
ace Greeley was an omnivorous reader,
and with the aid of an excellent mem
ory he succeeded in acquiring not only
a thorough knowledge of the English
language, but a large amount of hetero
genous information, which proved of
great value to him in later years.
At the age of fifteen he entered the
office of The Northern Spectator at
East Poultney, Vt , as an apprentice.
He seemed to be born to the trade, and
soon he was the best printer in the
shop. It might also be added that
even at that time Me was a better
journalist than the editor of the paper.
Greeley remained with that paper un
til it died from lack of support five
years later. During those years he
sent the greater part of his meager
wages to his father, who had removed
to a farm near Erie, Pa.
After the Spectator had suspended
Greeley worked his way to his father's
farm, earning as much as he could on
the way by working fir a few weeks
at a time on different newspapers. Af
ter a few mouths he made his way to
New York. He arrived there with
but a few cents in his pocket, no other
clothes except those he wore, but eager
and ambitious to become a great jour
nalist For eighteen months he work
ed as compositor at poorly-paid, odd
jobs, then together with another young
compositor, he opened a printing offi
ce. After one or two unsuccessful ef
forts to start a newspaper, Greeley, in
IS.; J, undertook the publication of a
weekly literary journal, called The
New Yorker. Two years later the pa
per had 700 suliscribers. The panic
of the following years nearly caused
the suspension of The New Yorkerand
it was on its last legs when, in 1838,
Thurlow Weed made Greeley editor of
the Jeffersouian, a whig paper estab
lished in Albany during the campaign
that ended in the election of William
H. Seward as governor of New York.
As editor of that paper Greeley be
came a prominent figure in state affairs
and, although he was only about twenty-seven
years of age, he was recongiz
ed as one of the strongest olitical
writers of the day.
Two years later Greeley was chosen
to edit the Log Cabin, the whig cam
paign paper of 1840. His success in
creased Greeley's prestige and gave
him the courage to establish a newspa
per of his own, April 10, 1841, was
the birthday of the New York Tribune,
which under his management and direc
tion became one of the greatest news
papers in the country and a great poli
tical power. The subsequent history
of Greeley was inseparably linked to
that of the New York Tribune, at the
head of which he remained for thirty
years, severing his connection with
that journal only a few days before his
death, which occurred on November
It would be difficult to overestimate
the influence which was wielded by the
pen of Horace G reeley. He had cour
age and he had an honest conscience,
and these were backed by a mystery of
incisive, clear English. He was one of
the foremost advocates of a protective
tariff and that the north was brought
to the intense hostility to slavery that
culminated in the birth of the republi
can party and the emancipation pro
clamation of Abraham Lincoln was in
a large measure, due to the editorial
columns of the New York Tribune.
Greeley held public office but once,
when he filled an unexpired term in
congress for a few weeks. He was
nominated for the presidency by the
democrats and the liberal republicans
in 1872, but was overwhelmingly de
feated by Grant. The intense disap
pointment of his defeat, following the
death of his wife in September of the
same year, and the tremendous exer
tion of the campaign caused his collap
se and his sudden death from brain
fever on November 29, 1872. State
Spoiling His Advantage.
Robert Lowe, the English journalist,
was always saying good things. "Look
at that fool throwing away bis nat
ural advantages!" be exclaimed when
a deaf member of the house of com
mons put up bis ear trumpet
Mr. Baggie Confound that tailor!
These trousers are a mile too long.
Mrs. Baggie How much shall I turn
them up? Mr. Baggie About half an
It is lawful to pray God that we be
not led into temptation, but not law
ful to skulk from those that come to
us. B. . Steveosoa.
The commuting of the sentence of
Editor F. D. Warren of the ''Appeal
to Reason" by President Taft is as act
that will appeal to American common
sense. Oar revolutionary writers and
orators ought' not to be taken too seri
ously. Often it would be much more
useful to present them with a boiled
cabbage than to hurl the thunderbolts
of the law at them.
It was well enough to inflict a mild
punishment on Warren for suggesting
ex-Governor Taylor's kidnapping.
But if anyone else save a superheated
socialist had done it,, it would have
been regarded as more of an effort to
demonstrate the brilliancy of his wit,
than as a suggestion of crime.
A small portion of our population
seems to be suffering from volcanic
brain storm. It is a question how to
deal with these people. If some of
them are given absolute freedom, crim
es like the assassination of President
McKinley will be encouraged. But
in almost every, case, violent language
is self destructive.
The ordinary man is not anxious to
see all the foundations of society up
set in some wild economic upheaval.
Everyone who has a little farm, a little
home, or a little bank account, ques
tions whether that would not also be
lost in the shuffle. So when he is told
that the human race should take the
back track over the course it has
been traveling since Abraham lived on
the plains of Shinar, he begins to won
der where he would lie by the time
they got back to the present state of
The best way to deal with people
whose economic views threaten the
safety valve, is to persuade them that
by dropping the pencil stub and street
oratory for the hoe and the lathe, they
can multiply their family income by
two. Norfolk News.
THE CONFEDERACY'S FIFTY
Montgomery, Ala., is preparing to
observe the fiftieth anniversary of the
establishment of the Southern Confed
eracy, which took place in that city on
February 4, 1801. ' That is a decided
ly important date mark in American
history and some notice ought to be
taken of its semi-centennial when it
Soon after Virginia's separation
from the Union, the Confederate capi
tal was moved to Richmond and it re
mained there until the collapse after
the surrender of Lee iu April, 1865.
And the improvement in conditions
which has come since 1SG5 has been
far greater in the South than it has
been in the rest of the country. Of
the 9 million dollars product of the
farms of the United States in 1910, a
large proportion has been scored by
the Southern States. Of the seven
staple crops corn, wheat, tobacco,
hay, oats, Irish potatoes and rye com
mon to all the country, the Sooth's
ratio of gain in the past ten years has
been 104 per cent, while that of the
rest of the country has been only 85
per cent In cotton, the'production
ot which is a southern monopoly, the
gain has been still greater in the de
cade. And, moreover, coal, iron and
other minerals, practically unknown
in the South half a century ago and
but little known a quarter of a century
ago, are now among that region's larg
est assets. In cotton and steel manu
facture, too the South is pushing rapid
ly to the front From Leslie's Week-
A dear and faithful democrat, ven
erable in years, and courtly in man
ners, said to Governor Tilden one early
summer afternoon on the side porch of
the since demolished executive man
sion: ''Governor, we look to you to
secure harmony in the party."
Saying this, the representative of
Penn Yan, in the county of Yates,
bowed farewell to Mr. Tilden and de
parted to take the train home. Mr.
Tilden Iwde him good bye and hoped
he would reach home in safety.
No sooner had the visitor departed
than the governor remarked to a news
paper man who was his guest: "Har
mony in the party? You might as
well hope for harmony in hell. The
party loves a fight and when it cannot
find one it makes one." Brooklyn
NEBRASKA IN A NUT-SHELL.
The biennial report of the secretary
of state gives in condensed form this
interesting information about Nebras
ka: The territory of Nebraska was or
ganized May .'JO, 1854.
The territory was part of the Louis
iana purchase tract ceded by France to
the United States in 1803.
The first territorial legislature was
held in Omaha commencing Jan. 15,
1855, and the twelfth and last session
convened at Omaha Jan. 19, 1807.
The territory sent 3,157 men to the
union armies during the civil war.
Nebraska was admitted to the union
as a state on March 1, 1867, by proc
lamation issued by President Andrew
The seat of govemmat was perman
ently located at T caster, the present
site of Lincoln, July 29, 1867.
The first state legislature was held
in Lincoln Jan. 7, 1869.
The present state constitution was
adopted Not. 1, 1875.
The extreme length of the state east
and west is 412 miles.
Its greatest breadth north and south
is 208 miles. N
Its area hi 86,080 square miles or
Number of votes cast in 1868 was
Number of votes cast in 1908 was
Nebraska's population in 1900 was
Nebraska's population in 1910 was
Gain in last decade 125.941 or 11.8
As a nutshell compendium, this is
The Bird TaMs.
In the old countries of Europe the
bird table may still be seen In the
mini districts. A bird table Is made
by driving a short stake Into the
ground and firmly nailing a shallow
wooden box on top of it The box
generally measures two by three feet
and has a number of holes in the
bottom to drain It of rain or snow
water. It Is always high enough to
be beyond reach of any cat that might
try to leap to It from the ground. Care
also Is taken to select a spot far enough
from fences, trees or buildings to pre
vent cats from pouncing down on It
when the birds are feeding. Into the
bird table go scraps from the house
table and kitchen, pieces of stale
bread and cake, strips of fat meat
potato parings, carrot ends, bits of
any kind of table greens, apple skins
and cores and cabbage leaves. All
kinds of nonmigratory birds come
to feed at the bird table, and many a
song bird has been saved by it from
starvation when a deep snow has cov
ered the ground and seed grasses. An
English naturalist counted twenty
seven species of birds at the bird table
In his garden in a single morning
after a heavy fall ot snow.
Cellini's Quick Cure.
Benvenuto Cellini when about to
cast his famous statue of Perseus, now
In the Loggia del Lanzi at Florence,
was taken with a sudden fever. In
the midst of bis suffering one of his
workmen rushed Into his sick chamber
and exclaimed: "Ob. Benvenuto! Your
statue is spoiled, and there is no hope
whatever of saving itr Cellini said
that when he heard this he gave a
howl and leaped from bis bed. Dress
ing hastily, he rushed to his furnace
and found his metal "caked." He or
dered dry oak wood and fired the fur
nace fiercely, working in a rain tbat
was falling, stirred the channels and
saved his metal. He continues the
story thus: "After all was over I turn
ed to a plate of salad on a bench there
and ate with a hearty appetite and
drank together with the whole crew.
Afterward I retired to my bed. healthy
and happy, for it was two hours be
fore morning, and slept as sweetly as
If I had never felt a touch of illness."
The fantastic headgear or Korea is
not only picturesque; it marks the so
cial position of the wearer. The na
tional popular hat Is high in form, has
a tube of half the caliber of ours and
Is slightly conical, black In color, sup
ported by wide brims. The material Is
of horsehair, very finely woven. When
the Korean gentleman's bat Is of straw
color It denotes that be Is a happy
fiance. Le chapeau de rlz, elegant In
Its conical form with angular brim, de
notes a bonza. Another hat of enor
mous size is that of the Ping Yang
sect, who must bide their faces. It
descends at the back almost to the
shoulders, the brim being festooned,
and If the proprietor Is of superstitious
torn he adds some black figures to
ward off evil spirits. Married men aft
er a certain age add stories to their
An Asalaav to Amanda.
This Is to apologize to a colored lady
whom we admire and respect We
printed a little anecdote about her not
long ago. and in it we tried the im
possibleattempted to Imitate her In
imitable Mississippi accent Then we
showed her the story. She wasn't as
tickled to find herself in print as we
expected her to be. While acknowl
edging the truth of the story, there
was still a cloud on her ebony brow.
"What's the matter. Amanda?' we
asked. "Didn't you want to get Into
"GItthV inter de papeh's all right,"
she hesitated. "But. mlst yU didn't
ought to put it down dat An talked
dat away. Ah don' never use none o
dat Aflcan talk!" Cleveland Plain
Hogarth Used f Forget
William Hogarth, the famous Eng
lish artist was so absentminded be
caused his friends much entertain
ment When he was prosperous enough
to have his own carriage be first used
it to make a call upon the lord mayor.
When he came out of the Mansion
House it was raining hard, and the
artist tramped .the entire way home,
wet to the skin. When asked why he
had not come in the carriage he said
he forgot aU about it and a messen
ger had to be dispatched to the coach
man to tell bun to return.
Nora Was Wise.
"Nora." censured the house bmtler,
"If you munt break the missus' vases.
why don't you break the cheap ones
Instead or those expensive Imported
"Oh, no,"laughed Nora, with a gay
flourish of her feather duster. "If I
broketbe cheap one she would take
them out! of my wages." Chicago
than other people if yom
SPECIAL RATE BULLETIN
TO THE SOUTH: February 7th and 31st, low roaad trip hosa-asfcera fare
are in effect to the Sonth; attractive winter tourist fares ia effect every day
to the whole South, with return limit of June 1st.
TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST: Hoissssfcsra excursioa fares are
in effect February 7th and 31st to large-sections of newly devdepiag terri
tory throughout the West, including the Big Horn Basin.
NEW TOUR OF YELLOWSTONE PARK: A system of new sad scenic
eight-day personally conducted catspiag tears of Yellowstone Park will be
established Una conu'ag summer from Cody, Wyo, via the magniteeat Gov
ern meat Shoshone Dam along the GoveraaMBt Road over Sylvan Pass
through the Park and return, by the Yellowstone Park Camping A Trans
portation Co,, Aran Holm, proprietor. Pries from Cody, including all
accommodations, only $50.00. Parties leave Cody every day during the
summer. This Transportation Company has handled large parties of camp
ers in such a satisfactory manner that their growing patronage sow requires
daily tours from Cody. It will pay you to write that eompaay at Cody,
Wyoming, early, and later in the season ask for new Park Cody Roate Leaflet
L. . MrAKftL&Y.
" CURING BAD HABITS.
Try a tittle Self Hypnotism an Yeur
In a large eastern city Is a profes
sional hypnotist who has a wide repu
tation for curing the habit of intem
perance. Ills method is dirt simple.
"There is no real hypnotism about it
unless It is a matter of self hypno
tism," this professor once said. "1
simply observe the mind process of the
man that drinks and advise him how
to reverse it. The subconscious solil
oquy iu the mind of the man that
drinks runs something like this:
When did I have my last ball?
Whew! Long as that! I don't see how
I stood it so long. Wouldn't hare
thought it possible.' And so on the
victim repeats to himself on the prin
ciple that he needs this periodical
stimulant just as it is necessary to
heap coal on to fire to keep it from
burning out. In a word, tbat man self
hypnotizes himself into the belief that
be needs a drink.
"My advice to cure this craving Is
not to fight the appetite, but to fight
down the cause that leads to the ap
petlte. Let a man repeat to himself
over and over again: I really don't
need this drink. If I take it, it's sim
ply a matter of pouring so much down
my throat superfluously, for I could
get along without.' Before long he
will be surprised how instead of hyp
notizing himself into drink he will
hypnotize himself out of it."
Simple, isn't it? But if thl- self
hypnotism or whatever you choose to
call It is a cure for intemperance why
is it not equally a recipe for curing
other bad habits? Chicago Tribune.
He Was Not Laconic.
John Morley in his life of Gladstone
tells the story of the statesman's ex
amination for admission to Oxfonl uni
versity when he was a youth. The ex
aminer, having utterly failed to floor
the candidate on some point of the
ology, said, "We will now leave that
part of the subject." "Xo. sir," replied
the candidate; "if you please, we will
not leave it yet," and proceeded to
pour forth a fresh stream. The dean
In Mr. Gladstone's day was Gaisford.
famous among other things for his
trenchant brevity. "This laconic gift."
observes Mr. Morley slyly, "the dean
evidently had not time to transmit to
all of his flock."
Genius and Goodness.
I have had sometimes in mine the
gloved and white palm of the upper
class and the heavy black hand of tlu
lower class and have recognized that
both are but of men After all these
have passed before me I say tbat hu
manity has a synonym equality and
that under heaven there is but oue
thing we ought to bow to, genius, and
the only thing before which we ought
to kneel, goodness. Victor Hugo.
gBHB'" -"nwtVJ- -j
In tact, for anything in tbe book
binding line bring your work to
REGTOR. TlGktt ftfftllt
KNEW HIS BUSINESS.
This Parisian Beggar Realized the
Value of New Shoes.
Begging has long been a great art in
Europe: By using subtle touches of
misery and calculated effects of dis
ease and dismemberment the beggar
became a master of pathetic appeal.
A delightful story of Dupre. the sculp
tor. Is quoted by Hamilton W. Mnble
in the Outlook.
Looking out of his window in a ho
tel (Hie bleak wintry morning in the
good old times. Dupre saw au old beg
gar sitting barefooted on the stone
steps below. His heart was moved
with compassion, and he began to
search for a pair of shoes. He found
two pairs, one of them new.
"Do not give the new pair away:
yon will need them yourself," urged
his prudent wife.
"Xo," said the sculptor. "I shall ilud
the old pair more comfortable. More
over. If 1 am to give anything away
I am going to give the best I have."
So he hurried downstairs and put the
new shoes in the hands of the bare
footed old man. The next morning the
beggar sat on the steps as usual, and.
as usual, his feet were bare. Dupre
hurried down to him. "Where are the
shoes 1 gave you? You are not wear
ing them." lie said.
"Xo." replied the old man. "1 could
not wear them, excellency. If I did'
nobody would give me anything. I
have pawned them."
Lakes of Blood.
The name Lake of Blood or its equlv
alent has been given to places as far
apart as England and South America.
"Sanguelac" I. e., the Lake of
Blood was the name given by the vic
torious Normans to the battlefield at
Hastings, where the Saxons were over
thrown and slain with terrible carnage.
For a similar reason Lake Trasimeue
'has borne the name "Sanginetto" be
cause its waters were reddened during
the second Punic war by the blood of
some 15,000 Romans who fell before
4he troops of Hannibal.
Yet another Lake of Blood, called
also "Yaguar Cocha." is situated Iu
the state of Ecuador. It Is oue of a
series of lakes formed by the extinct
craters of volcanoes on the towering
heights of the Andes range of moun
tains. A Jiffy.
Tommy (who has been told to go to
bed) I'n. bow long is "a jiffy?"
Father It's Just about the length or
time you've got to go to bed without
a licking. Boston Transcript.
The Last Dance,
ne May 1 ask you for a dance?
She Certainly, the last one oa the
He But I'll not be here then.
Sbe-Xelther will I.