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THE EPITAPH: TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA, Saturday, August 27, 1887,
REPPY & PEOK, Publishers.
Fourth Street, Bet rremont and Allen
Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona.
Subscription, one year.
Entered in the Tombstone postoffice as sec
ond class matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COCHISE COUNTY
The Epitaph begins to feel like itself
once more. It has got a fight on its
Under a new land office ruling
the desert land entries will have to be
advertised before the final proof is
Grass is actually growing in the streets
of Tombstone, but then grass would
grow anywhere in Arirona soil under the
influence of the glorious rains such as we
have had during the present rainy sea
son. It is said that the volcano in the Sierra
Madre mountains cannot be fonnd. It
has either gone into the giound and
drawn its crater after it, or Mexican liars
are as good as any on the Pacific coast.
Virginia City (Nev ) Enterprise.
Lieut. Partclloof the army will soon
contribute a series of articles to the
American Field, entitled "Army Sports
on the Frontier." It will probably be a
companion piece to Bob Schenck'- Rules
of Draw Poker, as that is about the only
sport the army indulge in.
Noting thai James Phel.tn, the ne
cmigres4.iiin from Mam h'n district, i
one of thr editors and pr.opietors if the
Memphis Avalanche, and also a million
aire, the Fort Wayne Gazette remarks
that: "There is a rampant, domineering
sameness visible in all of us newspaper
The Epitaph will be alive and kicking
when the small coterie of infinitesmal
souls which are trying to injure it have
ceased to kick. But the Epitaph is of
a forgiving disposition and will probably
refer to them as "our late esteemed fel
low citizens." This is the way of the
The combinations and wheels within
wheels that exist and are forming in our
midst are perfectly bewildering. A cer
tain ring once nearly bankrupted Cochise
county. The Epitaph fought it then
and "downed" it, and will certainly
achieve the same result in the coming
contest with the fledgling.
"I'm a big' borrower of money," said
Phil. Armour of Chicago, "and pride
myself on it. I treat with a banker just
as I do with my Laker or grocer. I buy
JjirTnonejrif'ho-will evil St-At--prtothat-
will leave margin for a profit tome. I
never, even when I was poor, took money
for thirty orsixty days. I get it for long
time for a specific purpose."
The new type setting machines are at
work in the office of the Chicago News
and Cincinnati Enquirer and are said to
be satisfactory. An exchange remarks
that no piece of mechanism, however,
will entirely take the place of the intelli
gent compos tor until one is devised that
c in "j-fF1 for the beer, put on a sub and
kick ahout bid copy.
Arcmditg to the Fori W.irth Gazetie,
Tixi-canl are asse-sed on an avenge
at mil) $5.50 per he.d. And yet the
I' I'g-etin o Solons who compose the
B ard of Equalmtion of this territory
have pi red Aizua cattle on the assess
ment nil ai $12 per head. The cattle
men were evid-ntly not as well repre
sented as thr railroads before that august
E-p rial xtteniion is called to the
norce for a meeting of the Geneial
St" ck Growers As-ociation, to be hld at
Benson on Septem er 3d, "ne week from
to-day. T11- detals of the fall rodeo,
.ind oilier ma'ters of interest will coin
.uwe the meeting. It is in bs li p'd
tni very bes men will be seliced t
c.v. ain, an 1 th t the cO'iiiiU' m ie wi 1
bt the 'ii 1 1 complete ever h.id in th
county. All stockmen are requested to
be pn sT.t.
Rodman M. Price, who left Ariunu
with anything but an enviable reputation,
is now seer tary of the Tortilita Mi ting
company, with heidqnaners in New
York. A carefully worded article in this
'week's Frank Leslie's Illustrated, copied
from the Morning Journal, represents the
property as located near Tucson, and to
be very valuable; in fact, dividend pay
ing. The Epitaph would he neglecting
its duty did it.fail to warn Eastern in
vestors against this propery (ii there is
any such property), for it believes it to be
a wildcat of the wildest description. It
is such men and methods which bring
legitimate mining enterprises into disre
pute. There should not be, nor do we be
lieve there is, any conflict of interest be
tween the mine and live stock owners of
our county. The stockmen would re
joice to see a revival in mining matters,
and a dozen flourishing camps spring up
in every range of mountains in Arizona,
for thereby they would secure a good
local market for their beef. And on the
other hand, the mining men are glad to
see the plains covered with fat cattle, for
they know that therein lies the basis of
tolid wealth which helps them to bear
the burden of government. Furthermore
there is hardly a cattleman in the county
who is not also a mine owner, and hence
the interests are so intermingled as to ex
tinguish all jealousy which might other
wise exist. This is as it should be.
A MANUFACTURED BOARD.
The Epitaph rather enjoys the posi
tion in which it has been placed by the
Democratic Board of Supervisors of this
county. That body, a majority of whom
are only Supervisors by the grace of the
County Treasurer, Probate Judge and
the ex-Chairman, and one of whom at
least has proven not to be the choice of
the people at the polls, have seen fit to
commence a little underhanded fight
against this paper. And we repeat that
the Epitaph enjoys it. Like the Irish
man, we prefer to be "ferninst the gov
eminent," especially when that govern
ment is rotten and corrupt. We are not
yet prepared to say that the Board
is corrupt, and yet there are
certain transactions which look very
much like it. For instance, how does
this look: The job whereby Messrs.
Cnhn and Moore were elected to fill
vacancies was fixed up in the office of the
County Treasurer, who is well known to
be the principal owner of the Prospector.
That paper must have patronage, and
consequently the Board must do the
bidding of Ritter in order to help him
out. We have great respect for Mr.
Ritter, and do not blame him in the
least for working for the interests of his
paper. We are doing the same. Our
contempt lies merely against the tools
he uses to accomplish his ends. And
yet we call his attemion to Section 30 of
Chper6, of the new code, which pro
hibit hun absolu.ely from being inter
ested, Hther directly or indirectly, in any
drm.nd against the county for other
than his salary. This applies to paupers'
coffins aj well as to new-papers.
While we are up n the subject there is
another matter which the appointive
Board have evidently overlooked. The
law requires that upon every question
tint comes before that body the vote of
each Supervisor shall be recorded in the
minutes. This plain duty has been
neglected. Why? The law says that
each Supervisor who shall draw an un
authorized warrant shall be liable on his
bond for the amount, and it makes it the
duty of the District Attorney to begin
suit. We have in mind a certain bill
which was paid twice by the county for
the item of printing bonds, one of which
allowances must certainly have been
unwarranted. If the vote of the Super
visors is not recorded, their responsibility
is not known. See?
Another matter. The law requires the
Board to advertise for bids for doing the
county printing, such advertisement to
be published once a week for four weeks.
But our manufactured Board, evidently
thinking themselves a higher power than
the law, have decreed that only a daily
will do. Well, we'll see about that after
the bids are opened. On more than one
occasion the Epitaph has proven itself
bigger than the Board of Supervisors,
and we are ready to try conclusions
again. And, furthermore, since the
Board have annulled the EPITAPH'S con
tract on a technicality, we shall see what
a writ of quo warranto will do if they
fail or neglect to receive bids presented
in regular form by a weekly newspaper.
You have opened the ball, gentlemen,
and the Epitaph Is no respecter of
persons who tread on the tail of its
coat, be they lews or Gnliles.
Affidavit Ilea in Da nand.
Since t 'ie 411 'i"Uiceinent made by Mr.
Goo Irion 0 fire the City Council a few
veningi sine, that he intended to over
throw the Mountam Maid title by affi
davits showing the non mineral character
of the land, he has been overwhelmed
wi'h offers made by o'd timers, minv of
whom were here before the Gadsden
purchase, and hence alwiys knew (h it
the claim cont lined no mineral. In fact,
til the old "bums" and d-ad beats of ihe
city have b-:en galvinized into new life
in the h pe of hinddn a few pieces of
silver, as 1 reward for their valuable
knowl-dije of 'inderground conditions,
a shovn hyNurfaoe indications.
At tYtiirt", h'wt-vfr, h it R p'rra idi
aio' ctti m f - a pv-nt the Mnu tai
M lid min, in r . f II 1880. he a di
vit n nw e "'I on th' n'hr idr, an
I. S. ClirW, -vh 1 caused a p-o'i -.t to be
mvle against 'he usUMCf of a patent to
Rip'r, 01 "half of the to site clain--ants,
wa left t ii-ike the fight alonr
u ion his single unsupp irted iffi iavit,
in ide on inform -ition and belief, th tt the
lands did not contain minerals, While the
application fir the pitent was supported
by a number of affidavits which were
furnished to the land offhe. For the
information of the public we have con
densed and give below the substance o(
some of these affidavits, as follows:
Affidavit of Patrick Delaney: Says
upon oath that he is a miner by occupa
tion, nnd a resident of Tombstone.
Knows the Mountain Maid mining claim.
Worked upon, and helped to sink shaft
number one on said mine, near the cor
ner of Second and Allen streets. Com
menced work when shaft was about 13
feet deep, about February 13, 1880, and
continued work until about Ap-il 6, 1880.
Shaft was then 65 feet deep. In sinking
shaft we found kidneys and spurs of ore,
from time to time, throughout its depth.
Am well arquainted with silver bearing
ores, and know that the kidneys and
spurs above referred to was ore contain
Affidavit of A. C. and A. Bilicke: Say
upon oath that each of them are ac
quainted with the Mountain Maid Min-
ing claim, in the Tombstone Mining
District, lying north of the Vizina. That
said claim was located February 25, 1879.
We commenced work on the discovery
shaft on the claim February 2, 1880.
The bottom of the shaft was in ore at
that time. The shaft is now more than
50 feet in depth and in ore. Ore found
at intervals from the time we commenced
sinking in said shaft until it was com
pleted. The assays from said shaft
ranged from five to foity dollars per ton.
Shaft was completed April 6, 1880.
Affidavit of Charles Calhoun: Was
one of the locators of the Mountain Maid
Mining claim, situated north of the
Vizina mine. Said mining claim was
located February 25, 1879. Commenced
work upon said claim within one week
from the date of location and ore was
struck about five feet from the- surface.
The ore continued at intervals to the
bottom of the shaft, which is over fifty
ft-et deep. I had assays trom said shaft
that went as high as five dollars to the
Affidavit of Toliti Conley and Joseph
Knowland: Say on oath that they took
a piece of ore from the Mountain Maid
Mining claim for the purpose of having
an assay made. Took same to a com
petent assaycr and got seventy-nine
dollars per ton as the result of said
assay, that being ihc amount of silver
contained in the rock, and believe1' that
to be a correct representation of the
silver contained in the ore.
Progress in Mining.
It should be gratifying to all having the
prosperity of the mining industry sincere
ly at heart to kn iw that business meth
ods are now prevailing in that line of
devi lopment, and that systematic efforts
have ak.-n the place of haphazird and
sperulanon, which prevailed until recent
ly. Bring in its very nature, in its in
cipient stages, an uncertain and experi
mental industry it requires to go through
certain stages of growth to reach a firm
business basis, prior to which its status is
nece-i'.arily unsettled .
Not many years ago the value of a
mine was purely conjectural and the
stock market was a more active field of
operations than the locality of ihe mine.
Stocks rose and fell on the slightest pre
text, or without any pretext at all, an d
their market value was entirely indepen
dent of the output, prngrtss of develop
ment, quality of ore, value of machinery
and sometimes of the existence of the
mine. Most extravagant management
prevailed. Costly machines, ill adapted
to their designed object, were so poorly
and inefficiently operated that the dumps
of ore left by them as tailings have been
worked over with the improved machin
ery ot later days with more profit than 1
heir first treatment. Reckless waste
and inordinate haste to extract the cream
of the ore in the shortest possible time was
the prevalent rule ameng miners in the
earlier stages of the mining industry in the
West. With the decadence of stock
speculation this waste of ores and the
general extravagance in working mines
has also departed, giving place to eco
nomic methodical operations. The craze
for forming stock companies and ihc idea
once so prevalent that the first and most
important step in developing a prospect
was to get it listed at the stock boards is
rapidly passing away. Many of the best
paying mines in the west to day are un
sung among brokers and speculators.
Under careful and judicious manage
ment they are piying their owners a pro
fit which aggregates more than others
widely known as dividend payers.
CI arer conceptions of the real objects
in purchasing and operating mines pre
vail nov iha'J ever before. The idea
that profits are to be m ide by cutting
down expenses in every department and
increasing productiveness instead of
selling watered stock is the true solution
.1... .i:r...i.: u:u u ... 1 i
of the difficulties which h we heretofore
stood in the way of the recognition of 1
mining as a legitimate, staMe, progressive
industry. Htreto'ore its uncertainty and
the lack of me.un for reducing it to a
basis for careful investment have driven
capital into other fields where these ob
jections -lid not exist, but which offered
less prnlitable return. Tie continu
ance of this new departure in mining will
soon e-tibhsh its'p mtion as a stable and
saf tifid o' rive.tment in which not on
ly ''-'I he pr fii be greater thn in
Jiliv r I 1 . hi the security ample and
A'.ma erl and radical as have b'-en
h 1 npr vemmts in applicanccs for
rating, crushing "nd reducing ores there
is still anvle room for improvement, and
it is not improbable that the next few
years will witness valuable discoveries
Notwithstanding the progress already
made, human knowltdge is incre.is.ng,
and while electricity is being harnessed
and human labor is bein abridged in
other fields of science it will be stratum
if processes now so tedious and costly in
extracting minerals from other sub
stances are not simplified and cheapened
beyond the most extravagant predic
tions. A Monster Stone Dam.
A remarkable dam is about to be
constructed by a water company at the
San Mateo canyon, four miles from San
Mateo, Ca!., in order to form a reser
voir. The canyon is very narrow and
steep, and fifteen feet below the bottom
is a solid rock, on which the foundation
of the dam will rest. The structure will
be 170 feet high, 175 feet wide at the
base, 20 feet at the top and 700 feet in
length. It will be the largest stone dam
ever known to have been built. The
dike will have a curvature of eighty feet
and the convex side will be up stream,
The material will be a new sort of con
crete composed of stone. The walls will
be prrfecily smooth. The reservoir that
will be formed by it and the adjacent
hills, will be about eight miles in length
and 150 feet deep at the deepest places.
Its capacity will be about 32,000,000,000
gallons. The water will be conveyed by
tunnels to the city of San Francisco.
San Francisco Call.
A Mexican employe of the water stor
age company at Walnut Grove vas
mobbed on the night of the 6th inst. by
several disguised men. The Mexican
had been working for quite a time and
was supposed to h ive considerable
money. The idea seems to prevail that
the object of the mob was to make him
disgorge, but in this they were foiled, as
he did not have the money with him.
He was strung up several times, and
when it was certain that they could not
get the filthy lucre, they let him down
and left him to recover his senses. He
claims to have recognized two of the
men, but through fear he made no com
plaint and no arrests were made. He
left the country in a few days.
Leave your order for the San Francis
co Chronicle at Sol Israel's. Price, One
month 65 cents; Six months $4; One year
$7. Payable in advance.
This is the only first-classhotel in
Tombstone. It is handsomely furnished
with all modern improvements. Trav
elers who stop at this house will find
every comfort and attention. Private
rooms for commercial travelers at reason
able rate;. A splendid billiard table
and a card room. The bar is supplied
with pure brands of wines, liquors and
For any style of rubber stamps go to
Joe Drown. All orders filled at cata
A carload of fresh canned goods has
been received, also a fresh lot of bran
wheat, barley, etc., at Joe HorHer1
There is nothing equal to the Great
Acm. Remedy to restore your nerves
after excessive drinking, and what is still
more ceditable to the remedy, it will, if
used as directed, destroy the appetite for
tnriim r.stimulatinir drinks.
Fresh oysters, caned and shell, are
received daily at the Maison Doree,
and will be served in the latest styles.
tf Arrr.and Tuquet, Proprietor.
The Old Eeliable.
The Pioneer Stables of this city are
always to the from. Messrs Hare & Page
spare no expense at their stables on Al
len street, above the Occidental hotel.
Their carriages are the best and their
horses compare f ivorably with any 03
the coast. Horses bonded by the day,
week or month. Their saddle horses are
the best in the city. Mining men wish
ing to vUit Sonora can be supplied with
good outfits, at the most reasonable rates
and in fact cheaper than any place else
in the city or county.
Leave your orders with Joe Brown for
the S. F. Chronicle and Examiner
daily and weekly.
The best butter in town at Wolcotts
The J. H. White brand. ' t
The finest lines of stationery and fancy
goods in town to be found at Joe Brown's.
A full line of Spring and Summer
goods have just been received by Harris,
the Tailor, and they will be made to suit
customers or no pay demanded. Call
and examine my stock before ordering
elsewhere. Harris The Tailor.
u """' misery comes irom
habitual constipation as from anv de-
O u .Ul.. - 1. ;
rangement of the functions of the body,
and it is difficult to cure, for the reason
that no one likes to take the medicines
u-ually prescribed. HAMBURG FIGS
were prepared to obviate this difficulty,
and they will be found pleasant to the
taste of women and children. 25 cents.
At all druggists. J. Mack & Co , pro
prietors, S. F
D. R FLINT'S HEART REMEDY
banishes sick headache, and will prevent
the return of this most terrible of pains
if taken when the warning symptoms
-.'ivi; notireof thf recit'rsnceof an attack
At Druggists, Si.jo. Descriptive treatise
with each ho tie; or address J; J. Mack
&Co., San Francisco.
We are now prep'ared to draw drafts
direct, hsue letters of credit, and transfer
money by mail, and cable, on all points
of Europe Asia, Africa and Australia.
R. W. Wood.
Bank of Tombstone
P. h A. M.
King Sololomon Lode No. 5, F. & A.
M., holds stated meetings on the third
Saturday night in each month in
Masonic hall at 7:30 p. m. Special
meetings held whenever blue flag is
hoisted. Visiting brothers are cordially
invited to attend. David Cohn,
H. B. Maxson. Secretary.
Dr. Flint's Heart Remedy will prolong
life by preventing those sudden deaths
from heart disease which bring untold
grief to families, often plunging them
into poverty, because ot '.he untimely
disease of the bread-winner. At drug
gists, $1.50. Descriptive treatise with
each bottle, or address J. J. Mack & Co.
Contains the Following
Muhlbach's Historical Works,
t. fe of Franklin.
Greville's Reign of George IV.
Greville's Reign ol Queen Victoria.
Greville's Dasita's Daughter.
Life of Gladstone.
The Religious Aspect of Philosophy.
Blaine's Twenty Years In Congress.
Pioneer Times of California.
Porter's Incidents of the Civil War.
Mrs. Custer's Boots and Saddles.
U. S. Civil Service Reform.
Henry George's Sociil Problems.
Henry George's Protection and Free Trade.
Williams' Middle Kingdom.
Mirk Twain's Innocents Abroad.
Mark Twain's Roughing it.
Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer.
Ma k Twain's Prince and Pauper.
Mark Twain's Lite on the Mississippi.
Mark Twain's Hucklebeiry Finn.
Sazarao Lying Club.
Miss Cleveland's Book.
Bret Hart's Maraji.
B el Hirt's Snow-Bound at Eagles.
Bret Han's Shore -ind Ledge.
Bret Hart's Luck of Roiling Camp.
Lovell's F ireslde Travels.
Howell's Indian Summer.
Howell's Rise of Silas Lapham.
Howell's "A Woman's Reason."
Howell's "The Minister' Charge.''
Marion Crawford's Mr. Isaacs.
Marion Crawford's American Politician.
Marion Crawford's Zoroaster.
Marion Crawford's Tale of a Lonely Parish.
.Lew Wallace's Fair God.
Lew Wallace's Ben Hur.
Henry James' Princess Casamassima.
Maude Howe's San Rosario Ranch.
Craddock's Prophet of the Great Smoky Moun
tains. CradJnck's In the Clouds.
Mrs. Burntlt's ThrouKh One Administration.
Stockton's The Late Mrs. Null.
Helen Campbell's Mrs. Herndon's Income,
Howard's One Summer.
Mrs. Ward's "Miss Broihcrton."
Helen Jackson.s Zeph.
Robert Grant's Knave of Hearts.
Carey's For Lilias.
Mrs. Dahlgren's Lost Name.
Thompson's Love Extreme.
Green's Hand and Ring.
Howe's Moonlight Koy.
Hardy's Wind of Destiny,
Rose Terry Cook's Sphinx Children.
Jewett's Country Doctor.
Pendleton's Conventional Bohemian.
Mary Foote's John Bodewin's Testimonj.
Hamilton's One of the Duanes.
S. O. Jewett's A Marsh Island.
Baylor's On Both Sides.
Perine's Wayside Gleamings.
Van Vort's Without a Compass.
Hay's Story of Margaret Kent.
Aldrich's Marjorie Daw.
Wendel's Rankels Remains.
Wendel's Duchess Remains.
The New King Arthur.
Edna Lyail's Donovan.
Valera's Pcpita Xmenez,
B.,lzac's Duchesse De Langease.
Balz ic's Pere Goriat,
B.ilziu's Cousin Pons.
Mrs. Wister's Lady with the Rubies.
Mrs. Wister's Violelta.
Manzonl's The Betrothed.
Arthur's VV'mloW Curtains.
Gardening fur Pleasure.
A Romantic Young Ladv.
LusU's As it was Written.
Lusk's Mr;. Paixada.
Stinte'S Buchholi Family.
Comstoek's Frauds Exposed.
King's The Colonel's Daughter,
King's Marion's Fdith.
Louisa Alcott's Little Men.
Louisa Alcott's "Jo's Boys."
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Any late books desired will be add:d to the
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IN DRY GOODS, ETC.,
To be Had Only at
FIFTH ST., BED. FREMONT AND ALLEN.
Tents, Wagon Covers,
MINING SUPPLIES, ETC
A. COHN & BBO.
Cutlery, Stationery and
Constantly v Han.
MEERSCHAUM AND AMBER GOOD
iole Agents tor the "SLOTE CIGAR.'
A. COHN. & BRO.
Allen Street) bet. Fourth and Fifth
HENRY CAMPBELL, Prop.
CHOICE BRANDS OF
Liquors and Cigars.
St. Leuis Lager Beer, English Ale and
Porter on draught.
er MIXED DK1NK A SPECIALTY. TO
JOHNNY DEAN, PROPRIETOR.
Allen Street, Between Third and Eourth
TOMBSTONE, A. T.
Finest Brands of Liquors andOigars
The only place in the city where
Delmar Punches and Gum Drop Cock
tails can bo obtained.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALOON.
THE TRASK HOUSE
BENSON, A. T.
The best Lodging;
LARGE AND AIRY-
Given to Guests.
San Pedro Street, Benson, Arixona.
MRS. S TRASK. PROPRIETOR.
The above reward will be paid
for the arrest and conviction of
any person or persons unlawfully
handling any of my stock. Brand
H G on left hip.
H. W. Hasselqres.
Notice of Forfeiture.
To George Burns, co-owner In the Snow Flake
and Twilight mines, situated in the Warren Min
ing district, Cochise county, Territoryof Ariioni.
You am hereby notified lhat I have expended
one bundled ($100) dollars in labor tnd im
provements upon the above named mining claim
during each of the years 1882, 18S3, 1S84, 1835,
1886, in order to bold the same as valid location,
as required by Section 3324 Revised Statutes
of the United States. Therefore if wiihin ninety
190) days after and from this publication you
or your heirs or assigns fail or refuse
to contribute your proper portion of siid ex
penditures and the cost of thi- rublicatio-.. as
co-owners, your interest in kaid mii.e ill be
come the propeity of the undersigned under
said section 2314. THOMAS HlGGINS,
D-ited Bisbee, May 25, 1887
The celebrated J. H. White butter can
ht bought only at Wolcoti's. This is
Paul Bahn is ufiering to the people of
Tombstone and the county in general,
some of the best bargains in groceries
and .liquors ever offered in this county.
His stock t3 new fresh and desirable
canned goods, wines, candles, in fact
every thing sold in a" first class grocery
store is being sold by him at Fairbank
For Sale or Exchange.
Three thousand shares of stock of the
Huachuca Water Company. Par value.
Ten dollars per share. Inquire of
C. T. BRITTON,
tf Minneapolis, Minn.
Indigestion or Constipation.
A few HAMBURG FIGS are all that
is necessary for the cure of the severest
cases of indigestion or constipation and
one taken occasionally will prevent the
development of these affections as cent?.
At all druggists. J. J. Mack & Co. pro.
prietor, S. F.
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