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<s> The Repair and Maintenance of <?>
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If you look at the ordinary country j
road after a shower you will s^e
small puddles along the wheel ruts j
and sometimes larger pools. This i
water stays on the road surface be
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side ditches. If you look closely you j
will se- side ditches which have j
grown up with bushes and weeds in (
many cases, and which are so far from \
the travel-ed part of the road that the
rain water does not drain into them.
TTior nort nf thp roadway where :he :
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wagons travel is called th~ traveled :
way. To prevent water from standing
on the traveled way th-e road should
be raised in the center and should
slope gently into broad shallow ditches.
It is then said to have a crown.
If it is 10 feet from the center of the
road to the side ditch, the surface at
the side ditch shouldr be at least 10 j
inches lower than it is at the center
where the horses travel. Ther oad then
has a 10-inch crown. The rain that
falls on a road properly crowned will
run quickly to the sid-e and not soak j
into the surface or form pools. The j
side ditches for surface water should
run parallel 10 the right of way, and
should be open at every low point so
that the water can run out of them
into neighboring brooks or streams.
If the ditches merely collect the water
from the road surface and it can not
run away, large pools will be formed
along the roadside, which will grad
ually soak ino: 'he soil beneath the I
road and make it so soft that the;
wheels of wagons will cut through the ,
road surface and soon destroy it. j
Sometimes water runs from land!
along the road into the road and j1
forms a little stream down the wheel!
tracks or in the middle where the j
horses travel. When driveways into 1
farm yards are built across the side ,
ditches they frequently form channels ,
for water from the farm yard to run t
into the road. The pipes under drivewave
hpfnmp filled with leaves or ru!5- -
bish and the water can no longer run
away. If the driyeways^iat stop the j
ditch water were rebuilt so that no ,
pipes were necessary and the ditch t
could be left open, much truble from ,
surface water would be stopped. j
Sometimes a road runs across low ?
ground or through a swamp where t
the road cannot be drained by side
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ditches alone. 11 ine ruau wuc uum ! j
higher like a railroad embankment
across such lowland and made with a
crown, it would be dry and hard, j
Sometimes a read passes through .
what is called a cut. This is a place j
where the earth has been dug out so
that the road can go over a hill without
being too steep. The water which
always flows quietly under the ground
on hill sides is known as ground ,
water. In read cuts such water some- j,
times makes the road very muddy,!,
arid the road then needs what road j.
builders call underdrainage. A good jJ
kind of underdrainage is a trench to
go along under the side drain and
about 3 feet deep and a foot and a
half wide. In this trench a pipe is
laid near the 'bottom and covered with
loose stones no bigger than an egg.
When the trench is completely filled
with loose stones the ground water, |
instead of soaking into the roaawa\,|
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will stop among tne stones ana iiuw
down the hill through the pipe.
To keep a road smooth and crowned
the best method is to drag it with
a road drag. A road drag is made
easily with two halves of a log which
"has been split. The log should "be
about 6 or 8 inches in thickness and
about 6 or 8 feet long. ; The two
'halves of the log are set 3 feet apart
with the smooth faces forward and
upright. They are then fastened together
with braces set in holes bored
through the log. A pair of horses i
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may be used to arag me iuau <mu
are hitched to a chain fastened to the
front half of the log. The road drag
should move forward so that it slants
across the road in such a way that
a small amount of earth will slide
past the smooth face of the log toward
the center of the road, thus
forming the crown. Th-e edges of the
logs will smooth out the ruts. The
best way to drag is to begin at the
?ide ditch and go up one side of the
road, and then down the other. In
the next trip the drag should he start- !
<ed a little nearer the cenier ana me
last trip over the road the drag may
work close to the center itself. Small
Tidges of earth will be thrown in the
horse track and smeared by the round
side of the log smoothly over ihe
road. The smearing of the earth by
the drag is called "puddling" and it
tends to make the surface of the road
smooth and watertight after the sun
comes out. The road is always drag?~
i- in nri on/1 nnr w'h.pn
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it is dry. A good, strong pair of (
horses with a well-built drag can drag
about 3 or 4 mil- s in a day, and it
is the best way to maintain good
roads. In every county some farmer
along each 4 miles of road should own
a drag and drag the road when it
rains, and he would always find the
road in good condition when he goes
Owing to the fact that many rural
schools were closed at the time when
the prize maintenance essay was an
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Page of the office of public roads, it i
has been decided to extend the limit
for receiving the essays to October
15, 1913. In addition to the gold medal
given as firs: prize, two silver medals
will be given as second and thirdprizes.
If a child.who has submitted
one essay previous to the issue of this
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at liberty to do so, but he must be a
pupil of a rural school. There is
some misunderstanding in regard to
the subject of the essay. The idea is
to set the children thinking how to
better their earth roads with the mafhov
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OF GETTYSBURG FHXD
One Confederate Says Custodian Favored
Columbia State, 18th.
To the Editor of the S'ate: Are we
- ? O T T? rl or ? r\ or from
getting' a square ucai; uuugmQ
Gen. Teague's letter in Saturday's
State, many of us who were at Gettysburg
are not. The intention of the
appropriation was to help all ihe veterans
who participated in the battle
?all w-ere to be treated alike, is my J
understanding. And besides, Gen.
Teague issued a circular letter for all 1
those who contemplated going to the
meeting to get their applications to
his office by June 15, which he won't :
Tnstpqd of waiting until Junei1
15 to see how many would apply, and ;
:'hen apportioning tho fund to all 1
ilike, however small the amount, he ]
?ives out all the funds to a portion of '
;he applicants and leaves some with- 3
)ut any help, several days before the
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I don't Know now otner uiu isuiuici o i
look at it, but it looks like caucus
svork to me: giving the State's money 1
o a part of the intended beneficaries 1
md saying tc ^e others, "Get there i
f you can, pa;> . .r own way or stay (
it home; it is not for you, but for I
hose whom I have selected." i
Now, Mr. Editor, among all the i
nen of our State I think the old sol- t
lier should be the last ones to be hu- f
niliated by such treatment as those 1 ]
vnn were left out in the apportion- 11
nent of this fund have received.
0. Henderson. <
McCormick, June 16. <
"Awkward Situation." <
To the Editor of the State: The <
State of Pennsylvania has generously <
provided for a reunion of the survivors
of the two great armies that <
fought each other in the memorable :
battle of Gettysburg. A reunion in !
the spirit of civic friendship and good i
will towards each other after an i
elapse of 50 eventful years would
doubtless be a pleasant episode, al- 1
though combined with a feeling of
sadness in the experience of all in attendance.
In view of the invitation <
to ex-Confederates to attend, the last
session of the South 'Carolina legisla
ture assumed the work of providing
to defray the railroad expenses of her
soldiery to and from the reunion, hut
the legislative big hearted solons instead
of arranging to draw upon the
State treasury for the necessaryamount
fixed it at $1,000, enough to
fnr fi4 veterans, while in fact j
we have 111 who have been led to
apply for transportation. The provision
thus made is a legislative disgrace
to the State and an insult to
those who have accepted the invitation.
Such little legislation reminds
me of the legislative ex-Confederate
pauper pension act, which was passed
a few years ago under the guise of
helping the needy veterans who put
their lives upon their country's altar
in the interest of State rights and
Southern sentiment. Being a great,
proud and financially prosperous State
and not being willing to expend all of
our energy in regard to the old soldier
in high sounding and skyscraping
adjectives in praising his self-sacrificing
heroism, our lawmakers passed
an act to give needy soldiers a pension.
But the soldier must certify
that hp was a member of a certain
company and regiment and get two j
other soldiers to "?rtify to the same,
and then swear that his entire income
from all sources during the preceding
year was not in excess of $75,
an amount really less than the exj
penses of feeding a common mule,
and upon complying wi'h these reI
quirements he is given a little more
than $2 a year. Yes, we have a State
pension law to help the needy ex- j
Confederate soldier. We are going to j
see to it that he has for himself and j
family at least as much from all !
sources as $75 to meet the necessary
expenses of life.
Such a little niggardly pension law
under tTie circumstances which exist i
Tvrm l/i o rpflpr-tinn imon the gov- I
ernment of old Huerta of Mexico. Niggardly
ingratitude is one of the meanest
sins in the' whole satalogue. Possibly
some thoughtful, resourceful j
man may find a way to patch over the '
legislarive act with reference to the
shortage in the reunion appropriation j
and call it a mistake, otherwise it j
must go down as a fact in South Car- j
olina history. It is time to treat the
old soldier with due respect or forever
leave him alone.
W. H. Kir; on.
Newberry, June 17.
To the Editor of the State: I see in j
the State that iMaj. Gen. B. H. Teague
has mad-e a distribution of the funds j
appropriated by the South Carolina |
legislature for paying the expenses of |
:'he veterans who engaged in the bat
tie of Gettysburg. I would like to j
see a list of the select few, and th3 j
proof that they furnish that they were j
in the battle. I know that I am en- j
titled to share in that fund, as I fur- j
niahed ample proof, in time, to the j
clerk of court.
P. S.?I would like to hear from
the infantry and artillery on this
snbiect. "C." j
Ninety-Six, June 16.
Was in the Battle.
To the Editor of the State: Please
give me some information in regard !
to the appropriation made by congress I
for paying the expenses of the- Con- j
federate soldiers who were at the bat- I
Lie of Gettysburg that would like to
attend the reunion July 1. I have my
certificate made stating that I was
in the battle and I would like to get
funds from this appropriation. Any
information given will be appreciated.
Lanford, June 16.
(Maj. Gen. B. H. Teague writes to
ihe State that the funds placed in his
aands by the general ass-embly, to be
used in paying the expenses of vet . wr.'n,-.
nfton/liiKr fVlfi fjpttv<5hlir2r CSle
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Dration, has been apportioned by him
imong 64 persons, and that proper
vouchers for payments made out of
he appropriation will in due time be
lied in the office of the South Caroina
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? FORESTS TO ASSURE PURE <S>
*> WATER. <S>
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Secretary Houston has just approved
an agreement between the department
of Agriculture and the town of
Safford, Arizona, by which the forest
service and the town will cooperate
to conserve Safford's water supply,
which comes principally from the
Crook National forest.
This is the latest one of many such
agreements. According to the figures
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01 me IOrtJSL service LilCUC ai C ucai y
1,200 cities and towns in the West
which derive their water supply from
lands within the National forests.
Where these cities desire it the government
joins hands with the citizens
for the purpose of maintaining a
Dermanent and pure water supply.
Stock raising, for example, or any
other occupancy of the land, which ordinarily
would be encouraged, would
be inadvisable on a watershed which
forms a source of drinking water. The
forest service recognizes that water
is as necessary a commodity for wooded
hillsides to supply as are sawlogs
or mine props. A watershed area may
offer an opportunity to furnish the
greatest benefit to the largest number
through supplying an unpolluted
source of water for domestic purposes.
Contracts like that just made with
Safford are now in force with Cascade,
Colorado Springs, Durango, and
Manitou in Colorado; Salt Lake in
Utah; and Baker city ana ine uailes,
Oregon. The famous Bull Run
watershed, which supplies Portland,
Oregon, is on the Oregon National forest.
The cooperative agreement in each
case provides that the land may not
be used without approval by the town,
exc?pt for the protection and care of
the forests. The government agrees
to extend and improve th-e forests by
seeding, planting, and forest management,
so far as the funds for that
purpose are available. The city, for
its part, assists by paying the salaries
of the additional guards necessary to
carry out the agreement, and \ con
Tacts to bear the greater part or tne
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY,
Court of Common Pleas.
The National Bank of Newberry,
D. Essie Blackwelder, the George D.!
Mayo Machine Company and George
S Mower, Defendants.
By an order of the court herein I
will sell at public outcry before the I
court house at Newberry, S. C., to the J
highest bidder, within th-e legal hours J
of sale, on Monday, sale day, the 7th
day of July, 1913, all that tract or
parcel of land lying and bcing situate
in the Town of Newberry, county and
State iioresaia, containing one-nan j
acre, more or less, fronting on Main
or Pratt street of said town, and otherwise
bounded by lands of the estate
of the late J. W. Chappell, by
lands of Mrs. Clara M. McCrary and
by Randall or Catherine street of said
Terms of sale: One-third of the purchase
money to be paid in cash, and
t.hfi balance on a credit of one year!
from day of sale, with interest on the
credit portion from the day of sale
at the rate of eight per cent, per annum,
with leave to the purchaser to
anticipate the credit portion in whole
or in part, the credit portion to be
secured by bond or note of the purchaser
and a mortgage of the prem
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lses sold, said Tiona anu mortgage iu j
contain i*he usual stipulation of ten i
per cent, attorney's fee in the event
the debt will have to be collected by
foreclosure or has to be put in the
hands of an attorney for collection.
And the mortgage to be given by the
purchaser 'to the Master to contain
an insurance clause requiring the pur
chaser to insure the buildings on the
said premises against loss or damage
by fire in a sum not less than the
credit portion of such sale and assign
such insurance policy to the Master.
The purchaser shall he required at
such sale to pay to the Master the sum
of two hundred dollars in cash or by
nrTion thp nilV^Tiaser's
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bid is accepted, and in default of such
payment the Master shall immediately
without delay resell the said premises
so bid off, on the same terms. In case
the purchaser fails to fully comply
with the term of sale within five days
after the day of sale the Master shall
forthwith readvertise and resell the
said mortgaged premises at the risk
of the form-er purchaser. Purchaser
to pay for papers and recording the
H. H. Rikard,
Vofvhrrrv S f! .Tnrie 12. 1913.
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic, !
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out I
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic I
and sure Appetizer. For adults and children. 50c.
Of the Conlition o? Wm, Coleman &
Co., Bankers, located at Whitmire,
S. C., at the Close of Business, June
Loans and discounts $230,729.41.
Bonds and stocks owned by
the bank 10,000.00
Furniture and fixtures 600.00
Due from banks and bankers
Silver and other minor coin 98.87
Checks and cash items ... 114.25
Undivided profits, less current
expenses and taxes
Du-e to banks and bankers 200.91
Individual deposits subject
to check 76,718.35 j
Time certificates of deposit 14,496.31
Cashier's checks 194.52
Bills payable, including cer
tificates for money borrowed
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry, ss.
Before me came W. R. Watson,
cashier of the above named bank, who
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true condition
of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
Ttr T? TJTVj f c/"m
TV It, TV uwvu.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 16th day of June, 1913.
T. H. Watson,
cost of any improvement work which
it considers immediately desirable.
There are those who do not believe
in the exercises of the recall, even
as appli-ed to their own opinions on
Schedules Effective December I, 1811.
AnriTftls and Departures Newberrj,
(N. B.?These schedule figures ar* j
ahown as information only and are noi i
8:51 a. m.?No. 15, daily from Colnmhifl
tn flTA?>nvillA. PnllmAE !
deeping car between Charleston j
J1 :Z0 a. m.?No. 13, dally, from Green-}
ville to Columbia. Arrives Columbia
1:35 p. m., Augusta 8:35 p. m.
Charleston 8:15 p. m.
2:45 p. m.?No. 17, daily, from Colun> i
bia to Greenville.
I>:05 p. rrL?No. x6, daily, from Green j
ville to Columbia. Pullman fleep- ,
'ng car Greenville to Charleston j
Arrives Charleston 8:15 a. m. Ar- i
rive Savannah 4:15 d. m. Jack- |
eonville 8:30 a. m.
Four further information call oo
ticket agents, or E. H. Coapio&a, V. P. j
& 6. Washington, D. C.; J. L.
Meek, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga., or F. |
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION IX
THE TOWN OF NEWBERRY FOR |
THE PURPOSE OF YOTING ON A
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE
CHARTER OF SAID TOWN.
Whereas, a petition signed by a majority
of the freeholders of the Town
of Newberry, has been submitted to
the Town Council of said Town, praying
that an election be ordered on a
proposed amendment to tne cnarter |
of said Town providing that the Mayor
and Aldermen of said Town hold
office for a period of two years instead
Now, therefore, notice is hereby
given that a special election in tLej
Town of Newberry will be held on
Tuesday, the 24th day of June, 1913,
at the Council Chamber in the Opera
House, in the Town of Newberry, S.
C., for the purpose of voting on a proposed
amendment to the charter of
said Town, which will amend Section
V of said charter so as to make the
said section nrovide for the 'holding of
elections for Mayor and Aldermen on
the second Tuesday in the month of
December of every other year, instead
of every year, as now provided in said
section. At said election ballots will
be used providing that those in favor
rtf ooir? omonHmoni shall VOtft fl ballot
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on which shall be contained the word
"Yes" and those opposed to said
amendment sha i vote a ballot on
which shall be contained the word
"No." The polls will be opened for
said election at eight o'clock in the
:orenoon and will be closed at six
o'clock in the afternoon, and all qualified
electors of said Town will be allowed
to vote at said election. The
managers appointed for said election
are H. L. Speers, E. P. Bradley and
F. L. Paysinger. (
By order of the Town Council of
Newherrv. S. C., on this the 30th day
of May, 1913.
Z. F. Wright,
J. R. Scurry,
C. & T. T. C. N.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OiF NEWBERRY,
Court of Common Pleas.
James N. McCaughrin, Plaintiff,
James M. Ward, Henry S. Chapman,
Adeline Silvery and W. A. Speer,
as executors of the last will and
testament 01 jonn s>nvey, uaeascu,
W. A. Speer, A. C. McHan, R. K.
Rambo and W. T. McCullough, as
partners doing business under the
firm name and style of John Silvey
1 & Company, Defendants.
I By order of the court herein I will
sell to ithe highest bidder before the
court house of Newberry, S. C., on
Monday, July 7, 1913, the same being
salesday, within p.e legal hours of
sale, the following described lots of
land, as a who.'e, to wit: All. those
ten lots, pieces or parcels of land be*?
-!x?A- '^ nP/NTim nf Mowhprrv.
IDg SllUiilV ill LUC lunu wi <<v , ,
county and State aforesaid, being
lots Nos. 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76, fronting
on Kinard street, and lots Nos.
87, 88, 89, 90 and 91, fronting on Hunt
j street, in Block C, as shown by plat
| made by F. W. Higgins, surveyor, and
[recorded in the clerk's office for Newj
berry county, in Plat Book D, at
pages 210 and 211, each of said lots
having a frontage of fifty feet and
running back same wiatn two nuuuieu
and fifty feet.
Terms of sale: cash.
H. H. Rikard,
Newberry, 3. C., June 12, 1913.
The annual meeting of the stock
? - ' Trrill
holders or me iarmeis UU mill mil I
be held at the courthouse on Saturday,
June 28, 1913, ?t 11 o'clock.
W. C. Brown,
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<S> LODGE DIBECTOEY.
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Newbery Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W.,
meets every second and fourch Wednesday
night in Klettner's TXall, at 8
imity Lodge, >'o. 87, A. F. 3L
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., meets
every first Monday night at 7.30 o'clock
in Masonic Hall. Visiting brethren
T. P. Johnson,
j> , W. ^arhardt, W. M.
Wodmen of tiie World. fl
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. Wn
meets every first and third Wednee4
day evening at 7.45 o'clock. Visiting *
brethren are corially welcome,
D. D. Darby,
J. A. Derrick, Clerk.
BergeK Tribe, >*o. 24, I. 0. B. M.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, Improved Order
Red Men, meets every Thursday
night at 8 o'clock in Klettner's Hall, J
J. 0. Havird, J
0. Klettr yr, Sachem. M
Chief of Records.
Omaha Tribe, L 0. R. M.
Omaha Tribe, No. 75, I. 0. R. ML,
Prosperity, S. C., meets every first and
third Friday night at 8o'clock in Masonic
hall. Visiting brethren are welcome.
G. K. Dominick,
Prof. J. S. Wheeler, Sachem. J
Chief of Records.
Caoteechee Council, ftu. 4, D. of P. L *
0. B. M.
Cateechee Council, NO. 4, D. of P.,
meets every other Tuesday night at 8
o'clock p. m., in Klettner's Hall.
Signet Chapter, JTc. 18, B. A, M.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.,
meets every second Monday night at
8 o'clock in Masonic Hall.
T. P. Johnson, E. H. P.
Laeota Tribe, I. 0. E. 3L
Lacota trite, No. 79, I. 0. R. M., Ja- > '
lapa, S. C., meeting every other Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock in Summef
hall. Visiting brethren are welcome.
T. C. Dobbins,
J. Wm. Folk, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
dewberry Comroandery, No. 6, K. T.
Newberry Commandery, No. 6,KT, t
meets every third Monday night at 8
o'clock in Masonic Hall.
Fred. "H. Dominick,
T. P. Johnson, E. C.
Willow Camp, >~o. 694, TV. 0. W.
Willow Camp, No. 694, vv. u. w..
meets every second and fourth Tuesday
nights in each month at West End
school house. *
T. B. Kibler, ^
A. C. Ward, V
Palmetto Camp, No. 694, Boys of
Woodcraft, meets at Odd Fellow's
hall, West End, every second and
fourth Wednesday night, at 8 o'clock.
G. W. Harrison,
Best Lexative For the Aged. ^
Old men and women feel tlie need
of a laxative more than young folks,
but it must be safe and harmless and
one which will not cause pain. Dr.
King's New Life Pills are especially
good for the aged, for they act promptly
and easily. Pr*ce 25c. Recom- J
mended by all druggists. I
SCHOLARSHIP A3TD EKTEAJTCE /
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop College
and for the admission of new students
will be held at the County Court
House on Friday, Jnly 4, at 9 a. m. Applicants
must be not less than sixteen
years of age. When Scholarships are J
vacant after July 4 they will be awarded
to those making the highest aver- *
age at this examination, provided they
mAPi- the rnnriit.ions eovernine' the
award. Applicants for Scholarships
should write to President Johnson before
the examination for Scholarship
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 17, 1913. For further
information and catalogue, address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.? v |
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