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THE ROCK ISIiAND ARGUS. TUESTMT. FEBRUARY 6, 1912.
Capital of Steamboat Company
Cut from $260,000 to
DIRECTORS HOLD MEETING
Offlcem fop Coining Year Are Elected
and Plans for the Season
Th reduction of the capital stock
from $250,000 to $200,000 and the de
cision to make an excursion boat out
of the St. Paul were two of the moves
made vcstf-rday at the first annual
meeting of the stockholder and di
rectors of the Streckfus steamboat
1 nfs, at which tim officers and di
reftors were also elected for the en
suing year. When asked regarding
too reduction In the capital stock Cap
tain John Streckfus Jocularly remark
ed: "We find that we have got too
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GEORGE C. WENGER.
George C. Wenger, having been en
gagud In general law practice for 12
years, believes himself amply qualified
to fill the office of state's attorney. He
also believes In promotion, if earned.
and thinks his work as assistant state's
attorney will warrant the advancement
' he eeks. Nearly a year ago he agreed
to give part of his time to criminal
prosecutions, and Is now devoting con
sidcrabie time to that office. While
this will make It difficult for him to
spend us much time to his campaign
as he otherwise could, yet he hopes to
be able to make a thorough canvass
throughout the county, as he did four
years ago. when he sought the nom
inatlon for the same office and receiv
ed so large a vote.
As asnlstant state's attorney he has
drawn most of the indictments, and
during the last term of our circuit
court he personally conducted most of
Mr. Wenger's residence In this city
for more than 10 years has given him
a very wide acquaintance, and to but
few is Introduction necessary. His fath
er was a graduate of the University of
Pennsylvania, and while yet a young
man served in the union army as a
urgeon. After the war he located in
Illinois, and until his death last year
practiced medicine In Morgan county.
Afte"r receiving his early education
he determined to make his own way
In the world, and while very young
came to Rock Island county and was
employed on the Burlington railroad
at East Moline, then called Port Byron
Junction. There was no town there
at that time (1892). but only a rail
way station and yards. While work
ing at night he prepared to finish high
school at Moline. but before he was so
enrolled, was transferred to White
Hall, where he carried out his plan
After that he resolved to work his way
through college, and began the study
of law. After completing the course
and upon admission to the bar, he
again began work on the railroad, but
after a short time was able to devote
his entire time to the practice of law,
which he has done continuously since.
In addition to his business he has
always taken an active Interest in re
publican politics, beginning In the
campaign of 1SDC. by making speeches
through central Illinois and taking
part In every campaign since that time.
He has served as secretary of the city
committee in Rock Island, and is now
one of the precinct committeemen.
While employed on the railroads he
became a member of his local labor
uniou. and has made a study of organ
ized labor, and has often accepted In
vitations to address these bodies. Sev
eral fraternal societies have his mem
bership, and for six years he has serv
ed as secretary and Is now attorney for
Bethany Protective association. He
as one of the promoters of the Rock
Island County Humane society, and
ass been, respectively, its secretary.
president . ana attorney. About two
years ago he purchased a tract of
ground in the Sixth ward heights and
expects to buiid there.
For all of which reasons Mr. Wenger
feels he is entitled to consideration in
connection with the republican Mm-
taaiitn for the office of state's attor
ney cf Rock Island county.
Mr. Wenger invites attention to his
record as an Attorney and asks the
iui(h . t of the voters at the primaries
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much money and as we do not need
all of it, we hav decided to reduce
SIDNEY STATS SOVTH.
In regard to plans for next season.
Captain John Streckfus had the fol
lowing to say: "The hi packet Et.
Paul will 'be placed In the northern
excursion trade this season, replacing
the Sidney, which will remain In
southern waters until late in the sea
son. The Sidney goes to New Orleans
In charge of Captain Roy Streckfus.
The Qulncy will operate in the St.
Louis to St Paul packet service, be
ing joined later by the steamer St
Paul. The Dubuque .will resume the
St. Louis to Burlington trade as usual.
The W. W. will continue its regular
lodge and church excursion service
as formerly. Its schedule, together
with those of the Sidney and St. Paul,
is almost completed and will be pub
TO COX VERT ST. PAI L.
The St Paul is to be converted into
an excursion boat Very few changes
will be necessary, excepting in the
equipment. The side rails will be
made higher. Some of the cabins,
both fore and aft, will be taken out
The steamer now has an excellent
dance floor, fans, electric lights, etc..
so that very few changes will be nee
essary. It Is not planned to use the
St. Paul exclusively as an excursion
boat as It will continue in the packet
service at the same time. The steam
er could accommodate fully 5,000 peo
ple should it be devoted to excursion
work exclusively, but the plan now Is
to make its capacity from 2,000 to 3,-
The officers for the ensuing year
are as follows:
President John Streckfus.
Vice President Joe Streckfus.
Secretary George E. Sudlow.
Treasurer Roy Streckfus.
The directors are: John Streckfus,
George E. Sudlow, Joe Streckfus
George W. Cable and Roy Streckfus
A vote of thanks was extended by the
board of directors to the Captains
Streckfus for the excellent showing
made during the past season in spite
of more or less unfavorable conditions.
DENEEN TO STAND FOR
REELECTION ON RECORD
Chicago, Feb. 6. Governor Deneen
will seek reelection on the record of
his administration. In his formal an
nouncement. Issued last night, the
governor recites briefly the history of
bis administration, declares for the
primary law, for which he assumes
full credit and for a revision of the
rules governing the conduct of the
general assembly. Governor Deneen
in his statement says he had not in
tended to become a candidate for re
election. Circumstances alone have
forced htm to again stand before the
people as a gubernatorial candidate,
he says. But having entered the race,
the governor announces that he will
visit every section of the state. By a
revision of the rules of the general
assembly he declares a repetition of
the recent legislative scandal will be
impossible, and this will be one of the
principal planks In his platform for
Village Boards Meet.
The village board of Silvis met last
night and through William Mardis it
was reported that President J. F. Por
ter of the public utilities cominy had
announced that the interurban to Sil
vis will be extended to Carbon Clilf
within the year. Election judges were
appointed and the date for election
was set at April 16.
The East Moline board met last
night and voted for a comprehensive
parking system for the village. Poll
ing places for the election April V,
were designated, judges were ap
pointed and the date for the primary
election was set at March 12.
Plan Big Block.
The People's Savings and the Trust
& Savings banks, as well as four other
owners of property on Fifth avenue.
between Fifteenth and Sixteenth
streets, Moline, have given assurance
that a big business block will be erect
ed at an approximate cost of $300,000
and that the buildings will range from
four to six stories in height. They
will be set 10 feet back from the pres
ent property line with the object in
view of forcing the widening of Fifth
Siem's Amazon Guard.
Slam is one of the few countries
which boast of a corps of women po
lice. The members of this amazon
guard are all old and ugly. They wear
uniforms, though tbey are not armed.
Their chief duty is to act as gate
keepers f the inner, or women's, pal
ace at Bangkok. They fol'ow any
stranger who enters the palace and
remain with htm until be takes his
departure. Men who have business
inside the palace doctors, architects,
carpenters, electric light fitters, etc.,
enter the palace freely, but are al
ways accompanied by some of the Am
azon guard. The palace has some
difficulty in recruiting these guards,
aa the work Is hard and the pay poor,
and the qualification uncomplimen
tary. London Standard.
All the news ail the time.
N Exctue Now for Greaiy Dooghnnt
A lady in Greenville, S. C, receml
wrote a friend as follows :
nJ1n.Jh!-","'A5r- I w.di.ao
"r. v.PVn ddeyr0du." they
J-or making- doughnuts, putrr lirl
r.ad and flaky bl.cult.. I prVfr Couo-
.t twtnrvth,,r " ob VhiH.?:
.eu W vn carry- a pail of It on our
ainual camptn, trip, throuah the mo
Cottolene the perfect shortening J.
nade from vegetable-oil; it contains no
iog fat no indigestion.
MAGILL DECLARES HE
IS STILL RIGHT IN IT
"Am I still a candidate f said State's
Attorney L. M. Magill. speaking of his
canvass lor tne repuoiicau uuniiuuuu
for congress. "Am I Btill a candidate.
did you ask? If you could see the
trail I have blazed down through this
district you would not ask Buch a silly
Question. Of course I am still a can
didate. I was the first to enter this
fight and I am going to be the last to
leave. But don't say a word about
what I have said. I am not being In
terviewed, and have nothing to say.
Mind you, now."
The Rock Falls Progressive Repub
lican club will soon hold a meeting to
endorse the candidacy of former Pres
Charles W. Mlddlekauf of Lanark is
a candidate for senator irom me
Twelfth district to succeed John C.
McKenzle, elected to congress. He is ,
a former member of the house.
Senator Hurburgh of Galesburg, re
publican candidate for governor, will
be the principal speaker at the annual
Lincoln banquet of the Swedish-Amer
ican Republican club at Rockford
Macon county democrats in session
at Decatur adopted resolutions endors
ing the candidacy of Ben F. Caldwell
of Sangamon county for governor.
Some 300 were present and Mr. Cald
well made an address.
City Attorney Charles W. Clyne of
Aurora will be a candidate for the leg
islature to succeed Minority Leader
George Alschuler. James Galvin and
Henry Starkie, justices of the peace,
are candidates for the same place.
E. E. Campbell of Alton will be in
charge of the Champ Clark headquar
ters, which will be opened In Chicago
the coming week. There will be a
meeting of prominent state democrats
and editors at the same time and an
executive committee of 50 named.
Representative Frank R. Reid of Au
rora, candidate for attorney general in
opposition to William H. Stead, arriv
ed in Chicago to open headquarters at
the Hotel LaSalle. He will also pick
out the flying machine he expects to
aid him in securing the republican
Rev. David D. Vaughan, pastor of
the First Methodist Episcopal church.
Harvey, has announced himself a can
didate for the democratic nomination
for representative of the Seventh dis
trict against Jerry O'Rourke, a candi
date for reelection. "I believe in
wearing red neckties and dispensing
with Prince Albert coats," he says.
Chicago, Feb. 6. Colonel John R
Thompson resigned from the staff of
Governor Deneen last night, declared
bis allegiance to Theodore Roosevelt
and announced it as his immediate
political purpose to further the gu
bernatorial candidacy of John E. W.
Wayman. Colonel Thompson frank
ly declares in the statement an
nouncing his action that he does not
approve of Governor Deneen or
Chicago, Feb. 6. Colonel James
Hamilton Lewis, home from a trip to
Panama, asserted yesterday that he
would not withdraw as a candidate
for the United States senate. Change
in Ms opening speaking date resulted
in reports that the meeting had been
canceled and that he would quit the
race. "Not only do I remain a can
didate for the United States senate,"
said Colonel Lewis, "but as soon as
my law practice will permit 1 in
tend to take the stump and make an
active campaign throughout the
state. Reports that I would prob
ably withdraw resulted from the
change in the dates of certain en
gagements I have downstate. I was
scheduled to speak at the University
of Illinois on Feb. 4, but the date
was changed later to Feb. 9. I will
address the members of a student or
ganization on that date as a candi
date for the senate."
Kewanee, Feb. 6. Representative
John R. Moore of Kewanee has an
nounced his candidacy for the re
publican nomination in the 37th leg
islative district, making the fourth
candidate in the field.
Brawl Results In Arrest.
John Jackson and Hattie Adams en
gaged in a little spat while walking
along Twenty-third street at Third av
enue yesterday afternoon, and the
brawl became so fierce that police in
terfered and arrested them. Thev
were fined 50 and costs each. The
man paid, but the woman had to go to
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the democratic nomination
for township collector subject to the
decision of the city-township conven
tion and invite the . support of my
HENRY R. WYNES.
Tortured for 15 Year
by a cure-defying stomach trouble
that baffled doctors and resisted all
remedies he tried, John W. Moddersj
of Moddersville, Mich.. seemed'
doomed. He had to sell his farm and J
give up work. Hia neighbors said
"he can't live much longer." "What
ever i ate distressed me," he wrote,
"till 1 tried Electric Bitters, which I
worked such wonders for me that I1
can now eat things I could not take!
for years. It's surely a grand rem-!
edy for stomach trouble." Just as
good for the liver and kidneys. Ev-i
ery bottle guaranteed. Only 50 cents
at all druggist.
WAYMAN IN TOWN
WITH POLITICAL BOOM
John E. W. Wayman, state's attor
ney of Cook county, and candidate for
the republican gubernatorial nomina
tion, is spending the day in the city
extending the glad hand to the faith
ful. He is the particular guest of his
friend, E. C. Hart, and a large number
of personal and political friends paid
their respects to the Cook courty pros
ecutor at the New Harper. At noon
he lunched with a party of friends at
the Rock Island club, and this after
noon in company with State's Attor
ney L. M. Magill, E. C. Hart and oth
ers made a number of calls. The Argus
being among those favored.
Mr. Wayman will remain in the city
during the day and evening, and tomor
row will go to Moline, running down
to Rock Island in the afternoon to
speak at Augustana college. Mr. Way
man talks enthusiastically of his pros
pects of receiving the republican nom
ination. nflamniatory Rheumatism Quickly
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and joint;
her suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for sis
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism. It
gave immediate relief and she was able
to walk in three days. I am sure it
saved her life." Sold by Otto Grotjan.
1501 Second avenue. Rock Island, and
Gust. Schlegel & Son, 220 Second
A New Back for an Old One How It
Is Done in Rock Island.
The back aches at times with a
dull, indescribable feeling, making
you weary and restless; piercing
pains shoot across the region of the
kidneys, and again the loins are so
lame to stoop is agony. No use to
ruD or appiy a piaster io tne DacK
in this condition. You cannot reach
the cause. Exchange the bad back
for a new and stronger one. Follow the
exaf ' this Rock Island citizen.
o. xii. iiene, oj iujiu avenue.
Rock Island, 111., says: "I suffered
from kidney complaint for a long
time and was often in a bad way.
My back ached almost constantly, I
felt stiff and lame and was bothered
by a frequent desire to pass the kid
ney secretions. I had often heard of
Doan's Kidney Pills and deciding to
try them, I procured a box at the
Harper house pharmacy. My exper
ience with this remedy has been so
satisfactory that I am glad to recom
mend it to other kidney sufferers. I
consider Doan's Kidney Pills a fine
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn company, Buf
falo, N. Y., sole agents for the Unit
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
Real Estate and Stocks
Bought sold and exchanged. If you
want to buy or have anything to sell
or exchange let us hear from you.
NATIONAL BROKERAGE CO.
470 Ohio street Terre Haute, Ind.
We Loam Mnncy
If you are short of money, don't
hesitate to come to us. We wilJ
loan you from $5 to tluO on
household goods. I'ianos, teams,
etc., without removal, in a strict
ly contldential manner.
11.20 is the weekly payment on
a ISO loan for 50 weeks. Month
ly or quarterly payments arrang
ed also. Every payment reduces
the amount of the principal.
If you need money, or want to
know more of our plan, we will
send our agent to your home, if
you will fill out this blank and
mall to us. We have private of
fices for you if you would like to
call on us.
PRIVATE AND RELIABLE.
Tr&CaHy Laana Co.,
Zlttt Brady Street.
Bell telephone North 2425. Open
Wednesday and Saturday een
1ft a a.
Daily United States Weather Map
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Observations taken at 8 a. m.. seTenty-flfth me
naian time. Air pressure reduced to sea level.
ISO bam (continuous Unes pass through points
or equal al: pressure. Isotherms (dotted lines)
pass through pointsof equal temperature: drawn
only for aero, freezing. 90?. and 100.
O clear; Q partly cloudy; Q cloudy;
rain; fj) snow; report mlssln.
Arrows fly with the wind. First figures, lowest
nipe.retuTe psst 12 1""": second, precipitation
or .01 inch or more for past 24 hours; third, maxi
mum wind velocity.
Generally fair tonight
temperature tonight will be
Snow flurries on the eastern Rocky
mountain slope and from the central I
valleys and the lake region to the
north Atlantic coast have resulted
from a decrease in pressure that has
occurred in the upper Missouri valley
and from the northeastern storm that
is disappearing beyond New England.
Another barometric depression that is
approaching the north Pacific coast is
causing light rain in western Wash
ington and western Oregon. The crest
of the area of high pressure is over
Kansas, Oklahoma and western Texas,
and generally clear skies prevail in the
southern portion of the Rocky moun-
(By wire from E. W. Wagner & Co..
Grain, provisions, stocks and cotton.
Local offices at Rock Island house. Rock
Island. 111. Chicago office. 98-9S-100,
Board of Trade. Local telephones. No.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS
May, 103, 103, 103. 103.
July. 97, 979s. 96. 97.
September, 94, 95, 94', 95.
May, CS, C8, 67, 6S'.8.
July, C7, 07, 67Vfe. 67.
September, 67, 67, 07. 67.
May, 52, 52, 51, 52.
July. 47. 47. 47, 47.
September, 41, 42, 41, 41.
May, 16.20. 16.27, 16.15, 16.27.
July, 16.40, 16.45, 16.35, 16.45.
May, 9.32, 9.35, 9.30, 9.35.
July, 9.45, 9.47, 9.45, 9.47.
May, 8.75, 8.80, 8.72, 8.77.
July, 8.80, 8.82, 8.77, 8.82.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 r 101 101. No. 3 r
99100. No. 2 hw 102107. No. 3
hw 99 104, No. 1 ns 109 114, No. 2
ns 107112, No. 3 ns 103111, No. 2
s 99108, No. 3 s 99107, No. 4 s 90
107, vc 90107, durum 90107.
Corn No. 3 64 64, No. 3 w 64' i
65, No. 3 y 6464. No. 4 62 63,
No. 4 w 6263, No. 4 y 6263
sgm 6061, sgy 6061.
Oats No. 2 w 5252, No. 3 w 51
52, No. 4 w 46 50, standard 51
Wheat opened to Ji lower; closed
down to up.
Corn opened Vt lower; closed to
Wheat 61 14
Corn 931 1
Oats 251 120
To- Last Last
day. Week. Year.
Minneapolis 161 251 173
Duluth 34 21 53
Winnipeg 443 609 113
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Wheat today 450,000 230,000
Year ago 347.000 253,000
Corn today 1,365,000 763,000
Year ago 953,000 611,000
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market
Hogs 25,000. Left over 3,700. Slow
at yesterday's average. Light 5.90
6.30. Mixed 6.00 6.42. Heavy 6.05
6.45. Rough 6.05 6.20.
Cattle 6,000. Steady.
Sheep 20,000. Steady.
Nine O'Clock Msrket
Hogs slow and a shade lower than
yesterday's average. Light 5.90
6.32. Bulk 6.206.35. -Mixed 6.00
6.40. Pigs 4.25 5.90. Heavy 6.05-S
(6.40. Good 6.15 6.40. Rough 6.05
1 6.15. Yorkers 6.20 6.30.
I Cattle slow and generally steady.
i Beeves 4.858.60. Blockers 3.9(a6J.0.
Today's Market Quotations
u. S. Department of Agriculture,
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
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KOCH lbLAND. DAVKXPOKX. MOLINE AND VICINITY.
and Wednesday, not much change in temperature,
about 10 to 15 degrees above zero.
Itain region and the gulf sections. It
is coldest in the Dakotas, Manitoba
and western Minnesota, where the tem
perature at 7 a. m. was about zero or
slightly below zero. Owing to the mod
erately high pressures to the west
ward, generally fair weather is Indi
cated for this vicinity tonight and
Wednesday, without much change in
High. Low. Prep.
Atlantic City 20 12 .00
Boston 30 20 .00
Buffalo IS 10 .02
Rock Island 15 11 .00
Westerns 5.00 7.25
Sheep steady to 10c lower. Natives
3.254.75. Lambs, natives 4.506.85.
Westerns 3.50 4.80. Lambs, westerns
4.756.90. Yearlings 4.805.75.
Hogs 5c lower. Bulk 6.20 6.30.
Light 5.906.27. Mixed 5.956.35.
Heavy 6.006.37. Rough 6.006.15.
Cattle weak. Top 8.60.
Sheep weak. Top 4.80. Lambs weak
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kasas City 17,000 9,000 S.Ono
Omaha 4.600 4,700 15,000
Estimated Chicago Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 45,000 18,000 26,000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Feb. 6. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 163 li
U. S. Steel preferred 109
U. S. Steel common 61
Rock Island common 23
Northwestern 141 Vi
Southern Pacific 107
New York Central 110
Missouri Pacific 41
Great Northern 128
Northern Pacific 116
Louisville & Nashville 152V
Canadian Pacific 60
Illinois Central 135
Notice of Final Settlement.
Estate of Henry Denhardt. deceased.
Public notice is hereby given that the
undersigned. John Musher, executor of
the last will and testament of Henrv
Denhardt, has this day tiled his final
report and settlement as such in the
probate court of Rnok TtlnnH ,i,nt.
I and hearing on said report has been set
tor r en. zi. liz. at 3 o'clock a. m., at
which time persons interested may ap
pear and make objections thereto, and
if no objections are Hied, said report
will be approved at that time, and the
undersigned will ask for an order of
distribution, and will also ask to be
Rock Island, 111., Feb. 3, 1912.
Executor of the Last Will and Testa
ment of Henry Denhardt. deceased.
McEnlry & McEniry, solicitors.
Estate of Daniel Wilkins. deceased.
The undersigned having been ap
pointed executrix of th last will and
testament of Daniel Wilkins, late of the
county of Rock Island, state of Illinois,
deceased, hereby gives notice that she
will app-ar before the probate court of
Rock island county, at the probate court
room, in the city of Rock Island, at the
April term, on the first Monday in
April next, at which time all persons
having claims against said estate are
notified and requested to attend for the
purpose of having the same adjusted.
All persons indebted to said estate are
requested to make immediate payment
to me un'irrtignra.
lilted this 24th day of Januarv. A. D.
1S12. MARY WILKINS.
James W. Maucker. attorney.
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PEOPLED NATIONAL 6ANKBLDIL, ROOM 411
OLD PHONE. WEST US MW510.
OPEN WEDNESDAY AXiD SATURDAY NIGHTS
v?S7r L vv-? -
Denver 40 IS .OS
Jacksonville 44 36 .00
Kansas City 20 IS .00
New Orleans 40 34 .00
New York 24 14 .00
Norfolk 2S IS .00
Phoenix 72 42 .00
St. Louis 1G 14 .00
St. Paul 20 12 .00
San Diego 62 4 .00
San Francisco C6 4S .00
Seattle 52 42 .02
Washington 20 12 .00
Winnipeg 16 -6 .00
Yellowstone Park . . . IS .00
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Chesapeake & Ohio C9
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 77
Baltimore & Ohio 77
St. Paul 104
Lehigh Valley 15S
Republic Steel common 21
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Feb. 6. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Butter Dairy, 35c; creamery, 45c.
Lard, 12 c.
Feed and Fuel
Clover hay, $15.
Forage Timothy hay, $20 to $22
Wild hay, $14 to $17.
New corn, 55c to 58c.
the quotations on the market today:
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; alack,
, Monmouth, Feb. 6. 111 health and
inability to obtain employment caus
ed W. N. Tatman, aged 50. of this
city, to commit suicide by drinking
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Hardwood Veneer Flooring, and deal
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