BY THE FITCH PUBLISHING CO.
VICE PRESIDENT'S CONDITION BE.
FAILING SINCE AUGUST.
STATEMENT BY DR. PECK
Suffering With Kidney Trouble and
Hardening of the Arteries—Wash
ington Circles Discuss Possibility of
His Withdrawal from Ticket.
TJtioa, N. Y.—James S. Sherman,
•ice president of the United States, is
aerioualy ill and steadily failing at his
6me here. While his physician. Dr.
layette H. Peck, believeB there is no
Immediate danger of death, yet the dis
tinguished patient'8 condition is such
that it is a matter of conjecture as to
much longer he can stand tlie
wages of the disease with which he
Dr. Peck has authorized this state
ment, regarding Mr. Sherman's illness
and present condition:
"Mr. Sherman has been sick all of
this year, due to the condition of the
jkidneyB, hardening of the arteries and
Mftening of the muscles of the heart.
Which are somewhat stretched. Mr.
Sherman had an attack in the Adiron
dack* at Dig Moose lake, and I expect
,ed him to die. He go't out of Big
jMoose and improved steadily and sat
Isfaetorlly until the latter part of Au-
it. Since then his condition has
aggravated and he has been
"For the last three weeks since he
taame back from Connecticut, where he
went to rest, he has been dressed
I once, and that was a week.ago Friday,
when, against my protest, he went out
Ito the polls to register.
Mr. Sherman is now in the condi
tion which that sort of trouble leads
to and is verff seriously ill, but I be
lieve there is no immediate dauger of
BULGARIANS PRESS ONWARD.'
Two More Towns Captured From the
.Sofia.—The Bulgarian forces, ac-
[Turk* ate coftstrucmting' earthworks
along the riveKferkene,
iBaba." It is stated that ttye. Bulgarian
I cavalry had succeeded in cutting com'
muni cations between^ Adrianople and
Constantinople and 'between Adrian'
The bridge over the Tchorlu river
Cherkesskot has been blown up.
understood that civilians leav
•Ing Adrianople are permitted to pass
through the lines to the south.
The Turkish commander at Adrian
ople has been formally summoned to
COrrender the town. A second mili
tary train from Constantinople, loaded
with flour, has fallen into the hands of
the Bulgarians at Eski-Baba.
Nqw Evidence in Appeal.
New York.—It has. been learned
from sourcea close to the defense that
tie appeal which counsel for Charles
Becker wll make for a new trial for
the former police lieutenant will set
forth under what will be described as
"new evidence" that Harry Vallon, the
,Informer, fired the shots that ended
Herman Rosenthal's life that "Bald
Jack" Rose's stofy was a "frameup"
against Becker that Sam Schepps
state's witness, who gave corrobora
$ tton to Rose's tale, perjured himself
when he swore he knew nothing of the
,r imyrder plot, and that' Harry Vallon
«1bo committed perjury when he said
ifco did not ride from the Hotel Metro
pole tn the "murder car" after the
slaying of Rosenthal.
Engine Hits Street Car.
8loux City, la.—Charles Kemp, con
doctor on car No. 157 on tlie West
Third street and College line of the
service company, was killed, and four
$j£ *teen passengers injured at 7:20 at
W Jttlght at Fourth and Division streets,
l^fwhen a Burlington railroad engine
Sfeajruek the car smidship.
gp Live Stock Market. va-/'.
g- Bloox Gity.—-The following prices
ore prevailing forbeef cattle: Good to
•r^pekoiee com fedsteers,' ([email protected]
good, |8,06&8.?S grass
lUWOtJIB grass cows and
f4.7S^8.S8v manners a&d cut
I4.60OS.00. Sheep—Lambs, 15.00
LT8 yearlings, 4.70©5.25 ewes,
104.00 wethers. |S.75®4.50. Hogs
ranged from $7.90® 8.25,
tit* talk of tke sales at $7,950
tk»mverag» KHit about S8.03.
offlceof the Prudential life
company la Brooklyn, g««
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•itgrated wltti. chloro*
_MVboiind «|iou the
Latest News Told
in Briefest and
Contributions totaling $591,032 anc
expenditures of $558,311 in the Repui
lican campaign fund were disclosed
in the financial statement of the Re
publican national committee, lilac
with the clerk of Ihu liouse of repre
sentatlves. Charles P. Taft, brotlioi
of the president, appeared as the
largest contributor. He gave $50,000
President Taft started for Washing
ton to resume work after a vacation
of nearly two months. He boarded
his private car at Panville Junction
Spectacular feats by the submari^i
boats of the navy hereafter are p#i
hlbited as the result of an order j'fal
issued by Secretary of the Navy Miy
er. Under no circumstances will
Admissions of defects in the Indict
ment of James A. Patten, YBtjijene
Scales, Frank B. Hayes aiiiWWfHiam
P. Brown, on charges of conspiracy
to'run a $10,000,000 corner^ou cotton
in 1910 on the New Yorkexchange,
were made in the Supreme court. of
the United States by Sollfelt^"Ccn
Desiring to seek his senate seat
free from criticism of money taint or
corruption, Albert J. Beveridge of In
diana returned, unasked in the 1904
campaign $57,500, which had been
donated to him by George W. Perkins,
iftdward McLean and iiiffora Pincbol,
from testimony given by Indianians
before the Clapp, campaign and in
vestigating committee in Washington.
F. Adams of Chicago, the negro
assistant registrar of the treasury, re
signed to become connected with the
Republican campaign headquarters
in New York. President Taft has ap
pointed J. P.. Strickland, a negro, af
Arkansas, to1 succeed Adams.
CommissioiiFr Denett of the general
land office ordered that 49,080 acres of
unappropriated land, excluded from
tho Hum bold". National forest in Ne
vada last Jvme, be subject to home
stead settlement December 80, and
that 26,'CSO icreB be open to entry
January &9, at Carbon City. Tho lands
are In El^o county Nevada.
The three-masted 'schooner L, N.
Dantiler, in command of Capt. Emlle
BYeatotat, suspected of being a fllibus
tar. Silled out of»the harbor of Mobile,
Alii* without taking out clearance
fnpms of any kind. The U. S. reve
(Mt autter Winona has gone in search
gt the vessel, which is believed to bo
destined for Honduras.
Following a confession that he had
Dr.lstreated five little girl inmates of
the South Carolina Odd Fellows'
home, the Jury before whom he was
tried In Greenville, S. C., found Itev.
Thurston D. Vaughn formerly super
intendent of the home, guilty and
was sentenced to die in the elec
Four members of an automobile
party, bound for Shawnee, from their
homes in Noble, Pa., were drowned
in the Delaware river while being
ferried across from Delaware, N. J.
When the middle of the stream was
reached the ferry bpat was struck
and knocked from its course by a
Herbert S. Hockin, a defendant in
the "dynamite conspiracy" trial, at
Indianapolis, who succeeded John J.
McNamara, the dynamiter, as secre
tary of the Iron Workers' union, was
Identified by four witnesses as having
given Information to the government
against his. forty-four fellow defend
Aviator Louis Mitchell fell 200 feet
at Montgomery, Ala., and was killed.
Mitchell lost control of his machine
in trying a spiral
Floyd and Claude Swansou Allen
entered the Virginia state penlten:
tiary at Richmond, Va. They will die
In the electric chair on November 22.
Floyd Alien was on crutches, the
effect of ti shot, in the left leg on the
day the Aliens.shot up.thc court.
Thomas H. Hubbard, chairman of
the board of directors of the Clover
Leaf road, was painfully injured when
special trsin bearing four directors
plunged through a trestle at Fillmore.
(H., »uslmr the death of a negro par
ter and lQjhres three trainmen./
"Walter-JW TIgan of Illinois, third
raarwa* at the^navtl e^tsdemy at An
napolk^bo KJMI pouTt-marUaled for
kip. ke*d»: was dlnnissed from thf
The first prairie fire of the season
burned over 10,000 acres of land near
Euclid, Minn., threatening the village
and destroying much hay.
The jury in the case of Myron Jor
dan of Rock Island, 111., indicted by
the federal jury on the charge ot
sending obscene literature through
of the little craft be permitted to Jive
more than ono hundred feet below the
a verdict of not
guilty in the federal court, at Peoria,
111. Jordan's indictment followed an
attack on Mayor Schriover of Rock
Civil suit for $10,000 libel damages
and criminal action have been ixisli-
Weekly Iron Ore of l3hp» ming, Mich.
In a late issue appeared an article
which, it is claimed, stated: "Roose
velt lies and curses in a most disgust
ing way. He gets drunk, too, and that
not infrequently, and all his intimates
know about it."
A fire of mysterious origin that will
cost the state of Michigan $50,000 oc
currcd at the Jackson state prison
Mild while Warden Simpson will not
discuss the matter, it was freely ad
mitted by guards that convicts set it
on fire to take revenge on Simpson
for flogging 25 of their number during
the recent rioting at the prison.
Tlie Bulgarians have capturcd
Eski-Baba, a strategic position be
tween Adrianople and Constantinople.
This is regarded by military authori
ties as the most important movemen'
the Bulgarian army has yet made.
The Servian victory at Uskub and
'he Turkish loss of Adrianople have
completely upset- the powers' plans
to effect a settlement by diplomacy
of the Bakan war.
The Bulgarian army, having cap
tured Kirk-Kiiisseh, a heavily forti
fied outpost, after one of the most
sanguinary battles of modern times
advanced on Adrianople, the fort en
circled city that stands between the
northern invaders and the sultan'^
palace at Constantinople.
The condition of Vice-Presideni
James S. Sherman is reported verv
much worse and fears are entertaineo
that the attack may be the most ser
ous one that he has had. He is sul
fering from gallstones at his home
In XTtics, N.
Cooped up in li5« house at Saga
more Mill, N. Y., »y the inexorabh
command a? hi?, physicians, Colonel
Roosevelt passed bts fifty-fourth birth
day in quiet, fashion. A mirthful
noon dinner, restricted to the imme
diate Roosevelt frtfbily," comprised the
chief event' of tV»c day.
Maurltz A. EJricson, sculptor, is
dead at Pelham, N. Y., aged seventy
six years. In America his work was
chiefly architectural, the mansions of
Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, William K.
Vanderbilt and Mrs. Collis P. Hunt
ington being notable examples of hie
tuted by Theodore Roosovult against at Biidgewater and one of the largest
George A. Newell,-publisher of the corn crops ever raised in that region
Mrs. Belva Ann Lockwood of Wash
ington, candidate of the Equal Rights
party *or president in 1884, and the
first woman admitted to the' bar of
the country's highest tribunal, re
ceived the good wishes of admirers
the counttry over on her eighty-second
James P. Brady of New York, flnan
:ier and horseman, who wa3 a recent
patient at Johns Hopkins hospital at
Baltimore, Md., has presented to that
institution half a million dollars ,ln
appreciation of its work.
Miss Lillian M. N. Stevens of Port
land, Me., was re-elected president of
the National Women's Christian Tem^
perance union, at Portland, Ore. All
other officers also were re-elected.
Mrs. C. W. Post, the divorced wife
of the Battle Creek millionaire food
manufacturer, was found dead in bed
at the apartment of Mrs. Joseph
Breckons in Washington, D. C..
where she was a guest.
The court-martial lias condemneu
to death Gen. Felix Diaz, Maj. Zerate,
Col. Antonio Migoni and Lieut. Lima
for their participation in the latest
It was announced i6 St. Petersburg,
Russia, that the young Russian crown
prince had pasBed a good day. He
slept three hours and his appetite was
better than on previous days.
Many German housewives stormed
the meats imported by the city of
Berlin, in an effort to reduce the high
cost' of living. Numerous windows
were smashed and in several in
stances shopkeepers were injured by
The Wounding of 40 persons, includ
ing two women, in a battle between
Conservatives and Liberals in Ha
vana, following a political meeting,
has aroused tl)e greatest anxiety in
Washington for the stability of the
Twenty-five members of the Teach
ers* union of Paris were sentenced by
the coirecftlpna) court to the'p«.vment
of a 110 fine each and all costs for
|«fOMng to disband by order of thf
gsversnrvit. Tte court ordered the
(Uaaelatica at the unlor
S0UTH DAKOTA NEWS NOTES
The Parker Commercial club is plan
ning for a good roads meeting in that
Continued wet weather lias dam
aged the hay crop in some of the
Black Mills counties.
The people of Mitchell are rejoicing
over the fact that the city paving bill
has been entirely paid.
More grain is being marketed in
Vienna this fall than during any pre
vious fall in the history of the town.
now is being gathered.
Sioux Falls real estate dealers held
a meeting and decided to form an or
ganization for their mutual benefit and
for the good qf South Dakota.
Aberdeen will have a creditable
looking city hall, jail and fire hull by
this time next year, says Elmer D.
Rasmussen, City commissioner.
The s*'!Tti-nnnual convention of the
United Norwegian Lutheran church
of the Brookings district was held at
Bryant last week, with a good attend
F. W. Brown of Lead, who has
served five years on the state board
of pharmacy, has been reappointed,
and the board has elected him presi
The Elks of Lead have made ar
rangements with the Western Union
Telegraph company for a wire to run
direct to their lodge room on election
A district convention of the Degree
of Honor has just been held at Brook
ings and was very successful, both
in attendance and in interest dis
arrived at Hudson after driving a dis
tance of 500 miles overland, the jour
ney having been made in 21 days of
Fred Ray, a prominent farmer liv
ing northwest of Kimball, broke his
arm by cranking an automobile, hav
ing the spark too far advanced, kick
ing back at him.
The graduate nurses of Aberdeen
held a meeting and formed a tempo
rary organization. Later a perma
nent organization will be formed.
There are about 50 nurses Jn Aber
The people of Barnard, in Brown
county, are asking the state railway
commission to issue an ordor to com
pel the C., M. & St. P. Railway com
pany to provide them with a station
and an agent.
Fred Griswold, cashier of the Kim
ball State bank, was making a busi
ness trip into t.he country and by some
unaccountable means his little Ford
automobile turned tujrtle with him, but
he was not hurt, fortunately.
the markets that had refused to sell special meeting of the supreme coun
cil of the southern Jurisdiction of the
United States, and alBO the interna
tional conference of the supreme coun
cils of the world which met during the
The residents of R'aviua have just
celebrated the third anniversary of the
founding of the town. During the
three years the town has grown in a
very gratifying manner and now is one
of the thriving small towns of the
At a meeting held at Dallas by the
physicians of Tripp, Melletteand Greg
ory counties what will be known as
the Rosebud Medical association, was
organized. The next meeting of the
association will be held at Winner in
H. B. Holt of Rutland was badly
hurt in a runaway. The horses were
attached to a hay-rake and Holt fell
under it and was dragged a consider
able distance. The fortunate dropping
of the pole at the critical juncture
saved him from being killed.
John Matuska, living seven mi\es
from Tyndall, was a heavy loser
when a neighbor attempted to burn
some weeds during a high wind. The
flames got beyond his control and
swept to Matuska's farm, destroying
six large stacks of wheat and a quan
tity of hay.
Threshing operations are Hearing
completion in the vicinity of Gayville.
The champion wheat yield of that part
of the state is reported from the farm
of Freeman Lynch. He had nine
acres of wheat, measured ground, that
threshed out an average of 511/' bush
els per acre.
The dwelling house occupied by the
family of Harry'Basecker on a farm.
12 miles southwest of Wessington, was
destroyed by fire. Sparks from the
burning building set fire to the prai:
rie and it took scores of men many
hours to extinguish the flames. A
great deal of hay and grain was con
E. T. Taubman of Aberdeen, sover
eign grand inspector general A. A. S.
R. for the state of South Dakota, and
the active thirty-third degree Mason
of the state, has returned from Wash
ington, D. C„ where he attended the
The ffld opera house at Mitchell has
been declared a nuisance and will be
bad prairie fire was started in
Pleasant Grove township, near Kim
ball. caused by some men who were
cutting hay. They were warming up
some oil and by some accident with
the strong wind blowing it got be
yond their control and burned a place
four miles wide and one and a half
miles long northwest, and stopped
soon after it burned all the corn field
and ten stacks of hay put op and
tsraed t? C. D. XU!sr
ONE ONLY IS TO BE SUBMITTED
TO PEOPLE OF SOUTH DAKO
TA AT COMING ELECTION.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
From the Capitol City, the Various
State Institutions and From
Many Different Parts of
the Sunshine State.
Pierre.—The only constitutional
amendment to be submitted to the peo
ple at the coming election, is the
one amending section 2, of Article XI.,
which has for its purpose the taxing of
franchises and the application of in
come and earnings of corporations in
fixing the taxes they shall pay. As
the constitution stands at the present
time the different express companies
operating in the state take the posi
tion that the state cannot levy any
other tax on them than that which can
be secured on a general levy on the
actual value of their physical property
in the state, which is practically noth
The companies concede that they
are willing to waive that right up to a
certain point, but claim the right to
say just where they will allow the
waiver to end. The United States
court has held that, the contention of
the companies is right, and that under
the present constitutional provisions
no legal tax can be collected from the
companies other than on their actual
property value. One of the contentions
of those who secured the enactment
of the resolution was based on this
HAS GOOD TEAM.
A Good Coach and Many Able
Chamberlain.—Since opening day of
Columbus college, September 9, 1012,
rapid strides have been taken for the
developing of a strong and vigorous
football team. Thirty candidates have
offered themselves to the constant
practice and out of this number has
been chosen the strongest team that
ever represented the college. Coach
Drain, of St. Viator's college, has been
secured and tliro.ugh his skill and abil
ity as a football coach, the team has
wonderfully developed both in the
qualities of activeness and skillful
ness: With the prospects of such a
promising team, Mana#er Hazen has
scheduled a large number of games.
Places Children in School.
Rapid City.-—Tho presence in this
city of Chief Hump of the Minnecon
jou Sioux tribe from tlie Cheyenne
River reservation, is an event to his
many friends in this city. He brought
in his squaw and four papooses, two
of which were placed in the United
State Indian school at this place.
Chief Hump has seen nearly all of his
three score and ten years and is yet
as straight as an arrow, standing
nearly six feet in height. He is one
of the few remaining warriors who
proved to be a problem to the govern
ment in the days of pioneer settlement
in the Dakotas. Hump was closely al
lied with Sitting Bull, and after that
noted warrior had been entirely van
quished Hump and Big Foot were two
chiefs who caused a great deal of anx
iety, on the part of the troops sta
tioned in the west. After several un
successful raids Hump, upon request
came to Fort Sully and enlisted as
scout in the service. Doane Robinson,
state historian, in his "History o'
South Dakota," gives a great deal of
Hump's history in connection with thf
Indian wars. The famous "Black Buf
falo" who met Lewis and Clark c.v
their expedition, was Hump's grand
Played a Great Gamie.
Brookings.—"The butcher, the bak
er'and the candlestick maker,"
other citizens of Brookings, played ar
all-star game against the state col
lege regulars and went down to av
honorable defeat by a score of 13 to 8
The town aggregation included many
former football heroes of the state
college and other institutions, anion?
them being Hyd,e, Lentz, Riley. Kre
mer, Johnson, Anderson, Wornson
Youngberg and Pier of the state col
lege, Wilson of Ames, Roberts of Trin
ity and Gregory of Oklahoma. Tin
game brought forth an unusual crowd
of rooters, many wishing to see the
regulars worsted, and many secretly
joyous to see their business friends
buffeted about on the gridiron. The
bald-headed "all-stars" played a great
game, in spite of the fact that they
had only fifteen minutes for signal
practice. The regulars were soon
forced to give up the idea that the
game would be a "cinch" and were
obliged to use their best tactics at all
Must Come a-Running.
Pierre.—There is a bit of pie in the
form of 3% per cent of the insurance
premium from each municipality
which state distributes to the different
fire departments at this time every
year. This 1s contingent upon the
towns^ making a report to the state
auditor, giving the membership and
equipment of thc^r fire departments
before -November 1. There are 55
Soatk Dakota towns which are entitled
to a slice of this fund, in some in
•taacea running up into the tbouaas4v.
HONOR SYSTEM BAD.
Says Prisoners Do Not Regard Beinf
Placed on Honor.
Aberdeen.—The honor system may
be successful with prisoners in a pen
itentiary, but Officer John Burke, in
charge of the cityirock pile, says it is
no good for his work. ne of tin
prisoners became ill and Burke took
him into the station, and while he wan
gone William Murphy, serving ten
days, and Ed Wallace, 'serving six
days, left the rock pile and started out
of town. When Burke returned to the
rock pile and discovered two of his
prisoners missing he detailed another
officer to watch the others and he
started after the recreants. Cheating,
an automobile Burke scouted around
and finally tracked his men on the
road towards Groton. Within three'
miles of that place he overtook them.
They were returned to the police stu
The Annual Corn Show.
Brookings.—The Annual Corn Show
is a great force in improving the corn,
crop of South Dakota, asserts Prof.
Hume, in calling attention to the next
meeting at Mitchell, January 13 to IS.
"There is a good deal of good seed
corn in the state," he says, "whether,
or not there is enough stored away to
plant next spring." Secretary Hume
has issued a letter urging'the farmers
to store up good seed corn, and from
all reports, more good South Dakota
corn has been set aside for seed than
ever before in the history of the state.
"Now, the tiling to do," says Mr.
Hume, "is to take some of this gooil
corn to the annual corn and grain'
show and school, which will be held at
Mitchell, January 13 to 16, inclusive.
The premiums are big, more attrac
tive than ever. The program is now
in press and is even better than ever
before. Join the South Dakota Corn
and Grain Growers' association now
and be already eligible to exhibit in
your own state show. Come to the big
union meeting. Meet and be met by
everybody. Be more than ever one of
the people of South Dakota. Send
for program and premium list.
Pupiis Bank Savings.
Sioux Falls.—The penny stamp sys
tem of school savings recently intro
duced into the public schools of tlie
city starts out well and is a source of
satisfaction to Superintendent McDon
iiiti, inu LuuciKM'y, tne pdVtiits, aiid the
children. The pupils are taking ari
active interest in the scheme and pen
nies are being hoarded in alVnost every
home. Tho child saves his pennies
and dimes and invests in stamps fur
nisher by the teacher. These stamps
are pasted on folders holding 50 cents
worth and when iilled arc taken to the
State Bank and Trust company and a
regular account is opened. The bank
pays 4 per cent interest on the sav
ings and deposits can be withdrawn at
any time. Though the system has
been in operation less than two weeks,
nearly §400 in stamps have been sold
by the techers.
Farmers' Institutes Good.
Groton.—The regular annual farm
ers' institute is to be held in Groton
on November 7, S and 9, and it is the
desire that every farmer tributary to
Groton be present and take an active
part in the meeting. The farmers' in
stitutes in South Dakota are accom
plishing an untold amount of good.
Crops adapted to the soil conditions
ire being practiced, farms are beini
handled in a more rational and scien
tific manner, more and better live
•tcclc is being raised and prosperity
evident on every hand. This lias
in part, at least, due to the
efforts of the farmers' institutes.
New Auto Licenses. v..*
Pierre.—New auto licenses begin-1
ning with 14,MO') are Bernard Bnndt.
Avon W. E. Covwell, Salem M. N.
Bate, Mellette John Stelzer. Pj-rks
'nn A1 Johnson. Beresford: C. .T. S,ter-
Redf.eld T5. O. Cummlngs, Fred
rick T. M. Bri.-tow, Artesian T. L.
Johnson, Alexandria A. F. Johnson,
••Jell Rapids Fred Gutekuntz, Hecla. •.
New Federal BuiJding.
Rapid City.—Actual work has begun
•us Rapid City's new federal building.
will bo located on the southeast
••orner of the intersection of St. Jo
eph and Eigrhth streets. Tho cor
ract calls for a $100,000 structure, to
be completed by February 1, 1314.
Weekly Lectures at Normal.
Aberdeen.-—The Northern Norma!
uul Industrial school is holding a se
ries of weekly lectures by prominent
ducators and other prominent men of
Shooting at Aberdeen.
Aberdeen.—Charles Lamar, proprie-
of the Wright hotel, shot Harry
Nash in the side when the latter re
used to leave the hotel and threaten
'd to shoot Lamar. Nash was in an
'ntoxicated condition and had been re
used a room. He reached for his hip
threatening to shoot Lamar, hut the
was too quick. The wound was
Huron Elefen Wins.
Huron.—The game of football be
tween Huron college and Redfield col
ego teams was witnessed by a large
crowd. The victory was won by I-fu-
"on by a score of 35 to 0, making til®
third straight game for Huron college
'o far this season. Kenrer, Roberts,
Saxton,. Andrews and York were Hu
ron stars, while Packard was the lone
star of the opposing team.
A fine new/railroad
nearing completion at Qpeaola.
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