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MacDonald Jury May
Be Sworn Monday
Jurors Accepted.
Frank Harvey ? Grocery clerk.
E. V. Sherman Carpenter and con
Fred Handy ?Teamster. %
J. S. Molloy Civil engineer.
Al. Ranier ? Hotel keeper.
A. J. Ficken .Manager, Frye Bruhn.
H. L. Dott Bookkeeper.
A. H. Motte Laborer.
J. Latimer Gray -Director Alaska
Soda Works.
Gcideman Jensen Prospector.
Grant Baldwin Lumberman.
Another genuine sensation was
sprung in the District Court this
morning by the prosecution. In court,
unknown to the jury, an affidavit,
written yesterday, was filed, which re
cited that since the prosecution has
p;issed its right to pre-emptorily chal
lenge. the prosecution "has discover
ed that one of the said jurors has
been, and at present is associated in
business with one of the individuals
who acted as grand juror when the
indictment in this case was found and
is dependent in a large measure upon
said grand juror for his business po
sition and livelihood." Still further
the affidavit recites:
"Since the morning session of court
today the prosecution has discovered
that said juror, so passed and accept
ed. has had several conversations with
the said grand juror, and that said
grand jnror is not only a friend of de
fendant. but was opposed to the indict-1
ing of the defendant, and that during
such conversation between the said
juror so passed and acepted, and the
said grand juror expressed the belief
and feeling that the defendant should
not have been indicted and further
discussed with said juror the facts
charged against the defendant, and
the deponent believes that the juror
might be greatly influenced thereby."
Following the opening of court this
morning. Judge Fred AL Brown an
nounced that leave had been granted
to the prosecution to exercise its
ri^ht of pre-emptory challenge as to
a juror whose name had been passed:
thereupon. Mr. Kustgard arose.
"We excuse Air. Rummell," an
nounced Mr. Kustgard.
Special Veniremen.
Present in court this morning was
the following special venire of fif
teen, summoned by the marshall's of
fice yesterday afternoon:
Grant Baldwin, a Haines timber
man here in attendance at the Arctic
Brotherhood grand camp; Hugo Heid
orn. a tailor: K. B. Sprague, formerly
employed by J. K. Heckman, at Ket
chikan. and later at a near-by cannery;
John Dakin, an Alaska-Gastineau en
gineer; \V. IL Willis, a grocer; John
Wagner, mining man; H. J. Milburn,
a prospector: Gudman Jenson, also
a prospector: R. J. Innes, a bridge
carpenter, until lately employed by
the Alaska-Gastineau company; (J. I'.
Gordon. G. X. Scott. F. A. Maudlin,
Dave Robinson. A. G. Brown, and
H. S. Graves.
Shelley Craves drew first but was
found to lie possessed of an opinion
which disqualified him. John Wagner
assured the eotirt that he did not him
-elf regard himself as a fair juror, and
wss excused on that account. A. (1.
! Brown was excused for the same reas
i ou. C. N. Scott confessed scruples
I against capital punishment, and was
likewise excluded. (1. II. Wills, seized
the first opportunity to apprise the
court and lawyers that he possessed
actual bias.
Grant Baldwin Accepted.
Grant Baldwin after a long examih
at ion and five minutes recess to en
able the attorneys to consult, was ec
K. J. Innes was the first of nearly
three score veniremen who possessed |
i sufficient force of character to assert
that he would do his own thinking!
i when it came to the law. He had some '
pronounced views on the subject of
the law of self-defense, and if the |
court did not agree with him. so much!
the worse for the court. At least,
Mr. Innes asserted and stuck to it
that he would follow his own ideas
and not those of the court when he
came to the instructs. The court was
satisfied that Mr. Innes would not
make a good juror, and he was ex
Ten years ago in Idaho, F. A. Maud
lin was told the story of the Jones'
killing. The story was presented to
him so vividly and so conclusively ;
that he still had a very fixed opinion !
as to how the homicide occurred. He
was excused. He was followed by G.
P. Gordon, who confessed being a res
ident of Seattle, and was promptly
After the examination of Sprague,
the defense took through the midday
recess to consider whether he should
he pre-emptorily challenged and there
upon excused him. Milburn deposed
that while he had no definite preju
dice. he had a sub-conscious feeling
that he wouldn't make a fair juror,
and neither side objected to his being
excused. Dave Robinson said that he
thought he could lay aside his precon
ceived opinion, but he did not think
it would be fair for him to be a jur- j
or. Heidorn was also excused for an j
opinion which he felt might amount 1
to bias. Of the entire venire, only |
Grant Baldwin and Gudeman Jensen
were chosen, and the court at nearly I
three o'clock declared a recess of an i
hour, during which the marshal was
instructed to summon six more jurors,
the court announcing that he would .
like to complete the pannel if possible,
but that he would not have them sworn
for the trial of the case until Monday
Opening Statements Monday.
If the six men to be summoned by
the United States marshal shall pro
duce one more juror, the opening state
ments will be made and the jury sworn
Advices received in a late mail from
Bear creek, a tributary of the Tulisok
river in the Kuskokwim country, are
that a good mining camp is being de
veloped there. The writer of the let
ter. a lawyer and a man that lives
with his eyes open, and who is re
garded as conservative, says Bear
crenk will, when developed, be better
than Flat creek in the Iditarod coun
try. His letter was written may 10th,
and says:
"I believe that the Tuliksok is go
ing to make a better and bigger camp
than ever Flat creek was. Indications
go strongly to show that a rich camp
will develop here, and it with the An
iak country only eight miles over the
divide from here, will be the means of
establishing a good sized town some
where on the Kuskokwim. It is hard to
say just now where the point on the
river will be.
"Price and Manly have bought out
the Anderson company at Discovery,
Bear creek, paying $10,000 down, and
have many options on other claims
and have a drill now at work locating
the pay streak. Their buying and pay
ing for the Anderson ground just af
ter having prospected the ground with
a drill immediately below it indicates
strongly to me that they found pay.
"Wada, the Japanese musher, sue
ceeded in getting S. D. Mcllheney, the
"Tobasco Sauce King," interested in
Bear creek. He has expended about
$10,000 in buying options and pros
pecting all winter, and he writes in
that he will be in in the summer with
a big outfit and an expert to handle
the ground.
"The Bryce people have also writ
ten that they will be in with a big
"Bear creek is about twenty-five
miles long with many tributaries and
plenty of water, and seems to pros
pect well all the way up and down, but
it is mostly a machinery proposition,
except for some of the tributaries.
"Fisher, on Bonanza, one of the t
tributaries expects to take a good
stake, single-handed, this summer. He
has located a rich strike of course
gold. He shoile(i*me forty-seven ounc
es of gold he took out last season, not
a nugget of which was worth less than '
$1, and from that up to $12, which
he had saved out of his cleanups, us
ing only his fine gold to buy his year's
outfit. He didn't tell me just how much
he did take out altogether."
The Methodist Ministerial Associa- 1
tion of Chicago adopted the follow
ing resolutions concerning the Mul
hall lobby charges last week:
"We have been startled by the un
covering by the daily press of the al
leged vicious attempt to direct tariff
and other legislation in the interest
of the Manufacturers' National Asso
"Resolved, That we urge complete
exposure of the wrongdoers, but
would also add the caution that care
be taken in the investigation so as
not hastily to judge or wrongfully con
demn innocent men who may be drawn
i into the discussion."
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Tomorrow the Juneau and Douglas
baseball teams will meet on the Doug
las grounds for the ninth game of the
present season. The interest in the
game is very lively, and there will be
a large number of Juneau fans to go
over the channel to witness it. Ben
Hunt is slated to do the throwing tor
Jniieau, and word comes from Doug- j
las that Pittman will do the pitching
for the islanders.
The games between the teams stand i
5 to 3 at this time, with Douglas lead
The controversy among the parti
sans of the teams over the umpiring
is becoming more heated than the facts
warrant, and far warmer than it
should be permitted to become. The
people of Douglas are angry because
of the decisions of Umpire Burns, of
Juneau, and the Juneau fans are little
less indignant over what they call the
unfairness of McClain, the Douglas
Umpire. Many others think that
both men have been doing good work,
and, un<]uestionably, those are nearer
right than the others.
It has been suggested that it would
allay the feeling if both men were
given a vacation, and two other um
pires selected. The suggestion seems
to be in the interest of better sport.
The lineup of the two teams will be
about the same as it was last Sunday !
though Juneau might have another
player or two in the game.
The game will begin at 2:30 p. m.
No Game At Juneau.
There will be no baseball game at
Juneau tomorrow. The 0. W. Young
Tigers and the Alaska-Gastineau Ter
riers have postponed their games until
Monday or Tuesday. On one of the
days mentioned there will be a game
played in the evening between these
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To have lived as mild a mannered a
life as that of any man who ever
passed a basket at a Sunday School,
and yet have a rumor started that he
was an anarchist; to have so opposed
the doctrine of "dividing np" that he
always put his hand on his pocket
book as a Socialist passed by, and yet ,
to be classed with the followers of
Debs ? such approximates the fate of
Peter Schramen.
As stated in The Empire yesterday.
Schramen was excused as a juror in
the MacDonald case on the affidavit
of counsel for the denfense that re
cited that they had misunderstood
some information which they had re
ceived about him. The pre-emptory
challenge coming when it did was not
the slightest criticism on the character
of Mr. Schramen.
This morning in open court. Judge
F. M. Brown sated that the pre-empt- 1
ory challenge, if asked at the proper
time, was a matter of right, and in
making their affidavit in the matter
.Mr. Schramen. the court said that the
defense had not made any reference
to his political belief, and that the
challenge was no reflection on him in j
any way.
Mr. Schramen is regarded by all I
who know him as a man of the very
highest character.
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Mrs. J. F. A. Strong was hostess to
about fifty members of the Junean
younger set at the Governor's House
yesterday evening in compliment to
Miss Cordelia Jennings, only daughter
of Judge and Mrs. Robert W. Jennings,
who leaves in a few days, with her i
mother for Victoria, where she will
enter a young ladies' finishing school.
Dancing was the diversion of the |
evening and was thoroughly enjoyed
by the young people.
Receiving the guests besides the J
hostess and guest of honor was Mrs.
Robert W. Jennings.
At midnight a lunch was served in
the dining room, which had been ar
tistically decorated by Miss Wollen
berg. The guests were:
Misses Jennings, Heid, Gertrude
Heid, Elizabelle Heid, Behrdends, Fol- j
som, Wollenberg, Moore, Tripp. Mar
grie. Baker, Caro, Olds, Mrs. Black.
Miss Charon, Mr. and Mrs. Wettrick;
Messrs. Dupuy, Jameson, Wollen
berg, R. Martin, Shepard, Mullin, Bay
less, Fotheringham, Bryant, Healey,
Sperry, Cobb, Martin, Tore, Kennedy,
Wood. Harris, and Ward.
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Dr. Robert Simpson, eye specialist,
has arrived on the Jefferson from Sit
ka, and is at the office of Dr. Harrison
for one week. Eyes fitted promptly
with the right kind of glasses. ?*?
School House Contracts
to be Let Next Week
The plans for what it it? intended to j
he the $30,000 wing of the Juneau
public school, have been submitted to
the different construction firms of the
city and the time for receiving thp
bids for its construction wil lexpirf
on Tuesday, July 15. The building is ;
to be of re-enforced concrete, two stor
ies in height, with basement and sub
basement, and will be located on the
Franklin street side of the school
house block between Fifth and Sixth
There will be eight class rooms, two I
recitation rooms, a room for the prin
cipal and two for the teachers. Each !
class-room will have a capacity for '
ahout 40 pupils and will be about 24x
27 feet in size. The basement will
contain one large room that can be
used as an assembly room, or in the j
future may be divided into four class
rooms. The sub-basement will con
tain the children's play room, the 1
cloak room and the lavatories. The
children's play room will be about 40x
40 in size.
Before adjourning yesterday the j
grand camp of the Arctic Brotherhood
adopted resolutions expressing the j
unanimous thanks of the camp to i
John T. Spickett, who donated the I
free use of the Orpheum theatre for <
its sessions during the Juneau con- i
vention. Grand Arctic Chief, Gov. J.
F. A. Strong, and Grand Arctic Record- ;
er, Grant A. Baldwin, were instructed
to present Mr. Spickett a copy of the i
resolutions, and that was done today.
o ? o ? o
The two stores in the new Shat
tuck building on Franklin street rear |
the junction of the People's wharf
are rapidly nearing completion. They j
have been leased to Arthur Back, the
groceryman, and James McCloskev. |
Mr. McCloskev has taken the lease j
for a friend of his who will arrive ,
here shortly from below. :
Theodore J. Richardson, the fa
mous water color artist who came
Xorth on the Spokane, remained at
Juneau and will spend 2 or 3 threeks j
in Alaska making sketches of Alaska ;
scenery. Mr. Richardson lives at Pa- j
cific Grove, Calif. .
O O 0
C. L. Andrews, who is becoming fa
mows as a nautre photographer, monn- ,
tain climber and authority on the phy- ,
sical resources and characteristics of ,
Alaska, says the glaciers of South ,
east Alaska are receding and diminish- (
ing in size at a more rapid rate than is (
generally believed. s
Mr. Andrews returned the other day (
from Skagway in the vicinity of which ,
he spent some time in the mountains ]
and valleys. He visited the "fi.," the ,
"Upper" and Denver glaciers on the |
Skagway river, which he had not seen
for ten years. He says the "S." and j
"Upper" glaciers that were united ten
years ago, are now separated by not
less than a quarter of a mile, and that
Denver glacier has receded at lea^t
a quarter of a mile in that time, and t
the face of the ice has changed so f
that is is impossible to get on the j ^
glacier from the front. ! :
Mr. Andrews says that, while those '
that are interested in tourist travel to <
Alaska will not have to cease adver- 1 >
tising the glaciers as among the at- i
tractions for some time, the ice is
graudally disappearing, and with its ?
disappearance, of course, the weath- 1
er will become milder. i
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A hundred thousand dollars, lack- <
ing a few cents, was paid out yester- 1
day to the 900 men in the employ of
the Alaska-Gastineau company. This i
is the record payroll to date, but it <
is expected that it will be greatly in
creased in August, if weather condi
tions are satisfactory and material
that has been ordered arrives. I
o? o ? o
Walter Bathe is adding another ;
story to his residence on Harbor j .
View. The improvement will make I
of his residence one of the prettiest ]
in that popular section of the city.
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Mrs. August Olson, of Douglas, and
Dan Campbell and Alex Atkinson, of
Juneau, who were operated upon at '
St. Ann's hospital, are all nicely im- I
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Water will be shut off on lower 1
Franklin street, south of Geddes &
McKenna's store, tomorrow from 7
to 12 a. m. 7-1 2-1 1. '
LIVERPOOL, July 11.? Mrs. Edith
Higb.v. the suffragette wife of a prom- 1
inent physician in this city, boasted '
in court yesterday that she burned !
the residence of Sir Levers and that ;
she had thrown the bomb that wrecked
the Liverpool stock exchange.
o ? o ? o
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SALT LAKE, Utah, July 11? Jo
sept h Swain, president of Swathmore
college, was elected president of the
National Educational Association to
o ? o ? o
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SEATTLE, July 11. ? Col. W. H.
Uugg, a veteran of the Civil War, hav
ng served in the Twelfth .Massachu!
setts regiment, who is given the cred
t of firing the first gun in the Bat
le of Gettysburg, died while return
ng home from the reunion on the fif
ieth anniversary of the battle.
o ? o ? o
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The launch M. R. P., Harry Patter
son master, left at 8 o'clock this morn
ng for Tenakee Hot Springs with four
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The work of putting in the main
ramway leading from the newly con
structed wharf of the Alaska-Juneau
company, at the foot of Franklin
street, to the company's millsite on
he hillside some HOO feet above, was
commenced yesterday and is progres
sing rapidly. Over this tramway all
)f the immense amount of material
uid machinery for the big mill be
lauled. The cars will be hauled over
he tramway by a big dynamo on the
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John Hansen, a mining man from
he Iditarod, was among the passen
gers leaving port this morning on the
Northwestern for the South. Mr. Han
sen stopped over several days in Ju
leau and was very favorably impress
ed with the outlook here. During his
stay he purchased two lots in the
^hattuck addition.
Mr. Hansen intends returning here
soon and will then build houses on his
ots which he will sell on the install
ment plan.
o ? o ? o
There will be a regular meeting of
Bartenders' Union, No. 869, B. 1. L.
jf A., at the Alaska Miners' Union
Hall, Douglas, Tuesday evening, July
1 5th. All members and applicants for
membership are requested to be pres
C. A. GRAY, President.
M2-2t. OMER PATTEN, Secretary.
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The following passengers are book
id to leave here on the steamship Al
imeda leaving here for the South on
Fulv 1(5. Mrs. H. A. F. Schoeder, Miss
[,ula Tilely, Miss Lillian Skattaboe.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wherry.
o ? o ? o
William Britt. of Juneau, was elect
ed president of the Alaska board of
aharmacv today. W. H. Casewell, of
^'aldez, who arrived on the North
western this morning, was chosen |
ncepresident and Floyd E. Ryus, sec- i
retary and treasurer.
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The Lovera Monarch Is the popu
lar W* !
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Typewriters for rent. ? W. H. CA8E
Bulgarians Are
In full Retreat
ATHENS, July 11. ? The Greeks at
tacked the mountain passes toward
Strumltza, and were successful in driv
ing the Bulgarians before them
through the defiles of the mountains
At the war office it is said that the
whole Greek army is advancing stead
ily, and that the Bulgarian armies ori
the front arc everywhere in retreat.
The (Ireek and Servian armies are act
inn along a single plan of campaign
that contemplates the expulsion of the
Bulgarians from Macedonia if it
shall prove successful
Tariff Bill Expected
In Senate Yesterday
WASHINGTON. July 11.?' The Sen
ate finance committee is expected to
report the amended tariff bill to t lie
Senate today. When it shall have
been presented it will have the right
of way, and will l>e made the unfin
ished business. It is hoped that the
debate will not continue longer than
three weeks, and that a vote may be
reached early in August
KNIK, June 21. ? There is a placer
strike up the Matanuska about 100
miles, and there has been quite a stam
pede this spring and summer. There
are about 40 men in the district. Lat
est reports are to the effect that some j
of the miners are taking out from $10
to $20 a day to the man. It is quite
a large district and may turn out all
right. Mr. Halls and Charles Mcllen
rv are the discoverers. Hall has been
going to Boulder creek for several
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WASHINGTON, July 11.? The Ag
ricultural Department estimates that
the winter wheat crop for the year
1M13 will be 583,000,000 bushels and
the total wheat crop at 701,000,000
bushels, or an increase orer last
year of 80,000,000 bushels. This is
within 47,000,000 bushels of the bump
er 1901 crop, and, if the estimates
shall be realized, the third time in
20 years that the 700,000,000 bushel
poin will have been exceeded.
The corn crop will be nearly as
heavy as it was last year.
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Clark Names
Mulhall Investigator
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WASHINGTON, July 11.? Speaker
Champ Clark has named kepresenta
tive F. J. Garrett, of Tennessee, to be I
chairman of the committee that will
investigate the Mulhall lobby charges
in behalf of the House of Kepresenta- i
tives. The committee will consist of
seven members.
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WASHINGTON, July 11. ? The fi
nancial operations of the New York,
New Haven and Hartford Railway by
which it has gained the control of the
allied New Kngland railways is con
demned in immeasurable terms in a
report by- the Interstate Commerce
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 11. ? Five
soldiers were burned to death fight
ing the fires at Mount Tamalpais yes
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EAGLES PASS, Tex., July 11. ?
Henry Burton Montclaire and anoth
er American were killed by drunk
en Rebel soldiers at Santa Rosilla
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CALGARY, Alta., July 11.? Eight
officials of the Alberta provincial gov
ernment connected with the land of
fice were arrested yesterday following
the discovery of the disappearance of
large sums of money that has been J
embezzled over a period of seven
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Jim Esteg was a passenger on board
the launch M. R. P. which left port
at. 8 o'clock this morning bound for
Tenakee Hot Springs.
WASHINGTON. July 11 The Unit
ed States District Attorney Snowden.
of New York, and the United States
Marshal's office in New York City
been directed to investigate as to
whether or not any criminal statute
of the Unitd States has been violated
by David Lamar, the Wall street brok
er, who has admitted that he imper
sonated Representatives in Congress
in telephone conversations with law
yers, bankers railroad men and oth
ers in connection with pending legisla
tion and other matters concerning the
action and probable action of Con
BKRLIN, July 1" ? Kmperor Will
iam's Army bill went through the
Reichstag just as it was originally in
troduced. including the clause provid
ing for six new cavalry regiments
which was stricken out in committee.
It increases the peace strength by ap
proximately 4.000 officers, 15.000 non
commissioned officers and 117,000 pri
vat< s, bringing the total of the per
manent force up to nearly 870,ooo
NKW YOHK. July 11. ? "I send each
of you my usual Christinas present of
$1,000,000." wrote Darius Ogden Keid,
to his daughter, Mrs Whitelaw Keid,
and his son, Ogden Mills, a few days
before his death in 1 !?<?!?. The letter
containing this phrase was cited yes
terday in the estimates of the repre
sentatives of the State Comptroller,
as bearing materially on the taxable
value of the estate of Mr. Mills. Gifts
made in contemplation of death do not
escape appraisal by the transfer tax
officials. Assuming that the gifts
were "usual" the appraisers figure the
net value of the estate at about $35,
000,000; a tentative gross value at this
time $.16,800,000.
The question of taxing this $2,000,
000 Christmas gift was considered for
some time by the appraisers but the
fact was established that Mills did
not expect death and he referred to
the gift as "usual" so it was decided
not to be a "gift in expectancy of
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CHICAGO, July 10. ? John Morey,
who returned today from Rockford,
111., where he was with "Uncle Joe"
Cannon, when he received news of the
Mulhall charges. He tells the story:
"I know a lot of this stuff to be
damned lies," said Cannon. "If Mr.
Mulhall has been doing for ten years
at Washington the contemptible work
which he now says he has been doing,
1 wouldn't believe him any quicker
than I would any other ordinary black
mailer. I may have something more
definite to say after I have read the
whole story."
WASHINGTON. July 11. ? The
House committee on Territories has
begun holding regular hearings on the
Alaska railroad bill. Delegate Wick
ersham has occupied most of the time
since the beginning of the hearings,
presenting the main argument in be
half of the bill.

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