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? Up to yesterday the ninth day of
the trial of Col. Duncan B. Cooper.
Robin Cooper and John D. Sharpe. accused
of the murder of former Senator
R. \V. Carmack. only six jurors had
been secured out of two venires of 500
men each. At one time eight men had
been agreed upon: but two of them
were afterward excised because it was
shown that they were habitual drunkit
? The latest report of the world's
gifts to Italy, for relief of the sufferers
from earthquake, tidal-wave, |
lire, famine, and disease Is $10,228,000,
with gifts distributed as follows:
United States, $3,600,000; England,
$600,000; Spain. $400,000; France,
$560,000: Egypt. $22,000; Balkan
States, $20,000; Switzerland, $180,000;
Australia, $160,000; Russia, $150,000;
Belgium, $160,000; Japan, $84,000;
Germany, $60,000; Turkey, $40,000:
Austria, $32,000; Italy (collected), $2,000,000.
The balance was sent in small
amounts by the smaller nations of the
? President Roosevelt on Wednesday
sent to congress a message approving
the recommendation of Gov. Magoon
that an appropriation be made to remove
the wreck of the Maine from
Havana harbor. The president's message
was as follows: "Gov. Magoon
on the eve of leaving Cuba has expressed
the hope that the wreck of the
battleship Maine may be removed from
the harbor of Havana. I trust that
congress will see the wisaom 01 una
suggestion and will provide for the removal
of the Maine. We should not
allow the wreck of this historic ship
to remain as a possible danger to navigation
in Havana harbor; this is wise
from no standpoint An appropriation
should me made for the removal."
? Nashville, Tennessee, January 27:
The first day of the second week of
the Cooper-Sharpe murder trial was
spent in hearing testimony as to the
competency of Juror Leigh, and in
forming a definition by Judge Hart of
drunkenness. One of the state's witnesses
swore Leigh had declared Carmack
was a "blank, blank, and should
have been killed long ago." Others said
he expressed the opinion that Sharpe
is innocent and that the Coopers were
Justifiably provoked. Witnesses for
the defense admitted Leigh to be a
drinking man, but insisted he was not
drunk within the definition of Judge
Hart, that is, that he was not making
a public nuisance of himself. The
court ordered Leigh returned to me
Jury room until his case should be
decided. Judge Hart then said he
would listen to discussions in the case
tomorrow morning.
? Major General Jose Miguel Gomez
was inaugurated president of the restored
Cuban republic yesterday at
noon and within an hour after he had
taken the solemn oath of office administered
by the chief justice of the supreme
court, the American officials who
had been in control of affairs since the
autumn of 1906 had departed from the
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ernor, Charles E. Magoon, who escorted
General Gomez to the palace and
there turned over to him the reins of
government, sailed on the new Maine.
The Maine was followed by the battleship
Mississippi and the army transport
McClellan. An immense crowd
gathered aiong the sea walls to witness
the spectacle and a perfect swarm of
yachts, tugs and smail boats accompanied
the ships to the open sea, where
full speed ahead was signaled and tne
gray l.gnting vessels and white transport
soon lett the little rtotilia benind,
with a chorus of whistles screecnmg
farewell salutes.
? Vvasnington, January 27: Changes
in the metnod of management of tne
government in the istnmian canal zone
are recommended to congress in a bin
wnicn was agreed upon today by tne
committee on interstate and foreign
commerce, whose meinoers recently
returned from the zone. Instead oi
the commission of seven now governing
tne zone, tne bill provides for a
governor and director to relieve the
cmef of engineers of matters not directly
connected with the actual worn
of construction, but i3 so worded as
to permit tne president to appoint
Col. Goethais, tne present chiet engineer,
us director, in addition to his
position as cnief engineer. Tne report
of tne committee win praise Coi. Goetnai's
worn unsimtingiy. instead ot tnree
district courts on tne zone, one provided,
and a method of appealing to
the hftn judicial circuit at .New Orleans
is autuorized. Tne present form
of government organized oy tne president,
under executive order, is legalized
oy tne bill.
?feigns of renewed activity, now
that conditions are becoming more
seined since tne earthquake, are noticeaoie
everywnere in tne devastated
region, but particularly at Aiessina.
itany persons who lett the city immediately
alter tne catastrophe are returning.
'ihe numoer ot cars transporting
fruit, which is one of tne leading
industries of tue city, is increasing,
and pians are be.ng made for tne ouiiding
of a new town, to be situated on a
heid a mile distant from tne railway
station. This plan was adopted in
oruer to hasten the work of reconstruction,
for if the clearing of the site
and tne ruins of the ancient city were
undertaken first, more than a year
would be required and the undertaaing
difficult. The type of building which
will Le safest in the event of another
earthquake is being discussed. The
only building which withstood the
earth shocks was one duui on a piaiform
of cement made of hollow bricks,
held together by wires. Competitive
prizes have been offered for the best
project bearing on the work of reconstruction
with building material whose
durability offers the greatest guarantee
of safety.
? Nashville, Tenn., January 27: Jlalcom
R. Patterson was today inaugurated
for his second term as governor.
The oath of office was administered by
Judge W. F. Beard, chief justice of the
supreme court of Tennessee. In his
inaugural address, Gov. Patterson referred,
in part, as follows to the killing
of Senator Carmack: "Your state is
passing through the shadows; her peonle
are divided; we have fallen into
the habit of distrust, suspicion and
accusation. I am conscious that
throughout the state men have repeated
slanders, that some newspapers
have circulated cruel and false
charges, and even gone so far as to
connect nie with a tragedy which 1 deplore
more than do those who have
sought to make out of it a political
asset and to use it as a motive and
incentive for unwise, undomestic and
destructive legislation. So far us the
injustice of all this relates to me as
an individual, or the pain it ruthlessly
and mercilessly inflicts, it is of no
concern to the public, hut as governor,
the people of Tennessee have a right
to have the office respected and my
service in an official capacity not impaired
by false and repeated accusations.
If, in any way, directly or remotely,
I have sought to encompass
the death of a fellow man, I am deserving
of every stigma that gentlemen
may place upon me, of every Indignity
and punishment which law and society
lean inllict, for I am the governor of
the state, clothed with the power to
pardon, and the charge therefore involves
the barest and blackest turpitude.
If charges are not preferred, or
if they are and fall, I believe I am
entitled to ask for the peace and honor
of the state and in the name of
decency that this reckless defamation
shall cease."
<Thr "dorkvillc (gnquircr.
intend at the Postoffice in Yorkvllle
as Mall Matter of the Second Class.
Tiie general assembly might at
least, require the registration of births
and deaths. There should be some
way of keeping a public record of such
important matters.
We have reproduced elsewhere. Senator
Stewart's road bill as same was
introduced In the senate last week.
As we understand It, the house delegation.
is not altogether agreed on the
bill: but Just what the objections are
we do not know. The probability
seems to be that there will be another
bill on the subject, and it is quite possible
that there may be no change in
the Save road law at this session.
There was something out of the
usual crdcr in the action of the Farmers'
Union in adopting resolutions commendatory
of a Republican secretary
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tinuance in office; but why not? Secretary
Wilson is the first cabinet officer.
either Democrat or Republican,
who has shown any interest in South
Carolina, at least since the war. and
we see no reason why the Farmers'
Union should not express its appreciation.
Indeed, it is very creditable to
the convention to do what it did, rejardless
of politics.
Is it not about time to put a stop to
so much hostility to corporations, merely
because they are corporations? Constant
nagging at corporations under
pretense of making them act decent;
but really for the purpose of bleeding
them for private benefit is not condusive
to right, justice or good morals.
If the corporations are really such a
menace to the best interests of the country
as a whole, why not repeal all corporation
laws nnd limit enterprises of
every kind to individual endeavor? We
think there is entirely too much empty
ranting about the danger of corporations.
Reimsesentative Willett of New
York, made a warm speech last Tuesday
in which he was quite free with
his charges against President Roosevelt
and others in collection with the
alleged graft in the purchase of the
Panama canal. Much of what he said
was a good deal harder than anything
that had been published by The World
and other newspapers, against which
ibel proceedings are now pending.
The house on Wednesday decided that
the speech exceded the privileges to
which the representative was entitled
and voted to expugn the speech from
the records.
"In all other cases, where a general
law can be made applicable, no special
law shall be enacted." We have
quoted subdivision XI of section 34 of
article III of the constitution. This
provision seems so plain that there can
be no reasonable misconstruction of
it. The legislator with a bill that does
not conform to it, is bound to be aware
of the fact. The general assembly
ought to be able to recognize all such
bills on sight. Every member of the
general assembly is under oath to
obey and uphold the constitution.
This is his first duty as a legislator.
Yet these little special bills, many of
thern introduced in furtherance of private
ends, are as common as they used
tf\ hn iinrlor nlfl oonsfitlltion.
Some days ago an eminent lawyer
and a distinguished citizen of this
state, with a judicial mind, with the
cleanest possible score for his many
years at the bar, and a spotless record
n every other relation in life, said:
"To round out my legal career as associate
justice would be most gratifying
to me; to be the choice cf the
legislature for that position would be
an honor that I would appreciate bevond
expression, but, my dear sir, I
cannot for even that high office solicit
votes. It does net comport with my
conception of the great dignity of the
ffice, nor do I think members of the
tenenil assembly should be subjected
to my appeals."?The State.
Without the least prejudice to the
case of the gentleman referred to,
which gentleman we hold in high esteem
as eminently qualified for this
position, we beg to submit that such
an expression as has been quoted is
better politics than any amount of soliciting
of votes.
The concensus of opinion among the
practical farmers in attendance on the
Farmers' Union convention In Columbia
last week, seemed to be that the
purchase of commercial fertilizers is
bad economy. They were agreed that
commercial fertilizers are of value in
producing temporary results; but they
all insist that they are worthless In
the permanent enrichment of lands.
The way to make lands rich, they say,
is to plow deep, pulverize well and
develop as much humus as possible.
Among the delegates were some who
have for years past been raising cotton
only as a surplus, and who now have
their farms well stocked with cattle,
hogs, sheep, goats and home raised
mules. They claim that anybody can
do the same thing. All that is necessary
is to start and keep at it. While
they admit that crops may be largely
increased by .the use of commercial
fertilizers, they insist that the growing
of legumes pays much better.
THE suggestion of Prof. Wm. H.
Hand looking to the creation of a com
mission to revise or rather re-write the
school laws of South Carolina, Is deserving
of much more consideration
than it Is likely to receive, at least
for some time to come. The lar^e majority
of our people, of eotirse, do not I
know but what our school laws are
all that could be desired. Prof. Hand,
however, than whom there Is not a better
qualified man lit the state, finds that
they have been amended, repealed, added
to and paralleled, until it is almost impossible
to tell what they mean. There
is absolutely no system to or In them,
or to he gotten out of them. On the
contrary they are a jumble from start
to finish. Because of them the whole
educational work Is handicapped. A
commission of able, conscientious citizens,
delegated with the work of
straightening the whole thing out,
I could give us a system that would put
our school work forward ten years, al
most at a bound. Ana Dy an means
such a commission should be created
with any further delay.
"Crazy Over Real Estate. "
"The people of this county are going
crazy over real estate." remarked
a citizen to the writer a few days ago,
and as evidence of it. he cited that individuals
were trying to buy from him
at $50 an acre, land for which a few
years ago he paid only $19 an acre;
but which he does not want to sell.
It is not to be denied that people
often become a little unsettled on almost
everything; and it is often difficult
to say whether or not they are
mixed on some particular thing; but
if our friend is to be understood as
thinking that they have gotten to an
overvaluation of real estate, we think
he is mistaken.
progress that this locality has made
in developments of all kinds during
the past fifteen or twenty years, we
have no hesitation in saying that In
our opinion the price of real estate has
not advanced to anything like Its actual
average value and that real estate
is still the cheapest commodity
we have. We refer especially, of
course, to farm lands.
We would not pretend to tell our
j readers that if they buy real estate,
they will at all times in the future be
able to convert it into cash without
loss. We do not consider that such an
assurance is warranted by existing
conditions. There will be fluctuations?
advances and declines; but the general
tendency is toward advance, and
the limit of that advance, even for the
next few years is something like two
or three hundred per cent greater than
anything that has yet been realized.
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Rural Police.
We are reproducing the full text of
Representative McMahan's bill, in order
that our readers may think over
its provisions and consider the advantages
that might come from its ,
One of the flrst objections that will
come to the mind of the average cit"'HI
Kn tho fivnnneo tn
1 /.CU H 111 UC UJV. IIIVIV4VU% %w
the maintenance of such a system;
but to those who have a fairly ac- ;
curate knowledge of the machinery of J
our government, we suggest that the
police can be used to look after vari- ,
ous duties that now cost very nearly as
much as the whole system would cost.
The text of the bill itself suggests 1
many useful offices that may be per- 1
formed by the police, and the estab- '
lishment of such a system will bring
about a condition of security to per- 1
son and property that cannot very
well be appreciated in advance.
Charleston county has such a system.
Before the system was established the
territory outside of the city was overrun
with lawless persons, white and
black, who kept it in a state of more
or less terror. There were frequent
nold-ups and from time to time murders,
sometimes committed by whites 1
and sometimes by negroes. Since the
establishment of the rural police sys- '
tern some years ago, the territory outside
the city has become as safe as '
the city itself. The practical operation ]
of the system seems to answer every
objection that was urged against it 1
oefore its establishment, especially the (
main objection that a few men could j
not adequately police such a large ter- (
ritory. The force is so managed that "
a policeman is likely to appear in any '
given locality at any time not given, i
and headquarters is always in a po- '
sitlon to concentrate the entire force ,
at ar?tr HaciroH unfit within a ft?U' holll's' \
notice. i
The establishment of such a system 1
throughout the entire state would go |
far toward eusurlng greater peace, i
quiet and good order and further secure
the safety of property, person and ]
life. J
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Composition of the Senate.?The
slate senate is composed of twenty-one
lawyers (this being one-half of the
representatives): eight fanners; two
cuitors; tnree physicians; one banker;
one manufacturer, and one real estate '
man, as snown by tne roll of the sen- ;
The senators and their occupations
are as fojlows:
Lawyers?W. L. Bass, Williamsburg; ,
George H. Bates, Barnwell; H. B. ,
Carlisle, Spartanburg; J. H. Clifton, ,
aumter; T. G. Crott, Aiken; J. K.
Eane, Oconee; J. S. Griffin, Colleton; ,
B. P. Keltey, Lee; G. K. Laney, Cnes- ,
terfield; Robert Lide, Orangeburg; W. ,
J. Montgomery, Marlon; St. Claire ,
Muckenfuss, Dorchester; W. N. Graydon,
Aboevilie; J. C. Otts, Cherokee; ;
T. I. Rogers, Marlboro; Huger Sink- ,
ier, Charleston; W. S. Smith, Hampton;
B. F. Townsend, Union; Legrand
Walker, Georgetown; F. H. Weston,
r)i/,UinM J . m V U'llllnma T o nnootar
I\ll"lllailU , 1. 1. >l llliailia, uuuvuuivi
total 21.
Farmers?C. H. Carpenter, Pickens; 1
J. M. Forrest, Saluda; P. L. Hardin, I
Chester: J. A. Harvey, Berkeley; Alan |
joiinstone, Newoerry; T. S. Ralnsford,
Edgefield; W. H. Stewart, York; J. H.
Wharton," Laurens?total 8.
Newspaper men?Louis Appelt, Clar- i
endon; Neils Christensen, Jr., Beau- .
fort?total 2.
Physicians?J. B. Black, Bamberg; 1
D. M. Crosson, Lexington; S. J. Summers,
Calhoun?total 3.
Bankers?W. R. Hough, Kershaw; ]
I). A. Spivey, Horry?total 2.
Merchants?W. J. Johnson, Fairfield; 1
W. L. Mauldin, Greenville; G. W. Sul- i
livan, Anderson?total 3. 1
Manufacturer?D. T. McKeithan, .
Real Estate?C. A. C. Waller, Green- <
wood?1.?The State. I
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Tut Stati: Hospital.?We do not ]
believe there has been anything seri- ,
ously wrong in the conduct of the state .
hospital for the Insane, nor do we believe
the public at large entertains any I
such suspicion. (
But there should be the fullest investigation.
The investigation should
be so full and open that everybody will 1
be satisfied with the result. All the
facts must come out. There must be ,
nothing that anybody might possibly
construe as an attempt at whitewash- 1
ing. i
The very nature of the institution, j
an<l the class of patients treated mere,
make it Imperative that there must
never at any time he the slightest sus- 1
pieion of Improper management.?An- i
derson Daily Mall. I
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?Columbia, January 28: The Richards ,
prohibition bill was recommitted to the
house committee today on the com- '
plaint of the members of the commit- i
tee. Messrs. Carwlle and Harris, that i
they had not been notified of the meet[
ing at which the bill was reported.
Chairman Richards of the committee '
said he had given public notice of
the meeting and could not hunt tip .
the members to attend. On his motif* J
the bill retains its position on the calendar.
Mrs. M. E. Enloe, Administratrix?
Calls on persons indebted to estate
of J. C. Enloe, deceased, to make
settlement with her. Creditors will
present their claims.
Bank of Clover?will close its third
years' business on January 31, and
gives a review of what it has accomplished
since it began business.
J. J. Keller & Co.?-Are prepared to
furnish cement blocks tor fencing,
curbing, etc. All kinds of lumber
for saie?rough or dressed.
Royal Baaing Eowder Co.?Gives additional
inrormation retardine the
absolute purity of Royal baking
powder. See fourth page.
National Union Bank?Has plenty of
money to loan to farmers to cultivate
the crops of 1909 and is looking i
for the farmer who wants to borrow.
Money at 6 per cent.
Yorkville Hardware Co.?Invites es- '
pecial attention to the superior
qualities of Ellwood woven wire
fencing. It has several styles and
Thomson Co.?Is showing early shipments
of spring goods and wants
you to make an early visit to see j
what is to be seen.
First National Bank?Points out the
many safeguards placed around it 1
to protect the interests of depositors.
It will afford a safe place for your
J. L. Williams & Co.?Tell you of lots
of new spring goods that have been 1
received and are now ready to show
you what is new in styles.
n? .. I. ? r liui.nm. Cmu llml ll.a
aim ui xncivuij uiu* v k'ujsy mai tiic
only real hard thing about saving is
to make the start. It offers the
services of its savings department
as a help to you to make the start.
I. W. Johnson?Directs you to his
store for fresh mackerel, buckwheat 1
flour, snowdrift, breakfast strips, j
hams and the best coffees and teas.
D. E. Boney, Manager?Calls attention
to the fact that the cost of Insurance
is low compared with the sum paid I
your family in case of your death. (
Loan and Savings Bank?Is ready at
all times to assist you in any way
that a good bank can, and a check- 1
ing account with it to your advant
age. It wants you to try- it.
J. C. Wilborn?Has additional tracts
of farm land for the consideration
of prospective buyers. He wants <
your property on his lists if you ;
want to sell.
Yorkville Monument Works?Suggests
that a neat iron fence around your
cemetery lot will add much to its ]
appearance. All kinds of work in ,
marble and granite.
Carroll Furniture Co.?Wants to show 1
you its line of trunks and suit cases, I
which Includes all sizes, qualities ,
and prices.
Congress Has passed a joint resolu- '
lion making February 12. 1909, the
me hundredth anniversary of the
birth of Abraham Lincoln, a legal holiday.
All the farmers who have not yet
done so. should beoome members of
I he Union. By so doing they can help
Dthers and they can help themselves,
rhere is absolutely nothing In the organization
that Is inimical or antagmistlc
to the welfare of the country.
Its aim Is principally, social and educational.
There is a good deal of cotton being 1
held in York county; but the status of
It Is quite different from much of that (
which was being held at the same time
last year. Then, a great deal of the
cotton held back was encumbered with
agricultural and other liens. Now,
most of the cotton that is being held
Is actually owned by the holders, and ,
they do not have to sell until they get '
ready. '
Previously acknowledged from I
Capt. Samuel E. White $5.00 i
Cash 1.00 |
$6.00 '
The developments in the speculative
cotton market are summarized in an
Associated Press dispatch of last night
from New York as follows:
After rather a nervous first hour today's
cotton market became decidedly
firmer, recovering much of yesterday's
loss, and closing steady at a net advance
of 2 to 9 points. Sales were
estimated at 200,000 bales.
The market opened steady at un- :
changing prices to an advance of 2 :
points on covering but quickly weakened
under a renewal of bear pressure :
similar to that of the previous day and ;
scattering liquidation by smaller longs :
whose opinion of the maiket had been :
unsettled by the rumors that a strong
bear pool had been formed to oppose :
any further advance. After selling off j
to a net loss of 2 to 5 points, with the J
more active months back to about the |
low level of Tuesday morning, sup- I
port developed in rather an aggressive |
form, fresh buyers entered the market ;
In some volume and during the after- {
noon prices showed a net gain of 6 to ;
10 points with the near months relatively
firm on covering by January
and March shorts. It is estimated that
:>ne of the leading bull interests bought
fully 25,000 bales of October during the
morning and this demand made a coniderable
impression on sentiment for
the balance of the day.
Private advices from the south were
mixed but rather more bullish as to
spot conditions in the main with the
southern markets officially reporting,
sarly under to J lower. Liverpool futures
were about as due, and while
private cables expressed bearish opinions
as to the immediate course of the
market, Liverpool houses sent some
buying orders here. There was less
southern selling than yesterday.
Receipts at the ports today 39,133
bales against 28,498 last week and 42,320
last year. For the week 240,000
bales against 244,188 last week and
289,071 last year. Today's receipts at
New Orleans 12,9'<2 against 6,756 last
rear, and at Houston 9,934 bales
against 12,035 last year.
rr^v-- T~? T\m.lAc.rxn V*oo
1 lie I\. ?>. i_/rt \ IUOUII cviii}jaiij tuio
moved its stock of musical goods, etc.,
Into the R. J. Herndon building opposite
the store of Messrs. Herndon .
& Gordon. ]
? Next Monday is salesday for Feb- ]
ruary and also the opening day of the j
winter term of the court of common
pleas, which is to continue for two ]
? Miss Mary Lewis died at her J
borne on East Jefferson street, last <
night at 8 o'clock, after a long Illness, ;
ind will be burled this afternoon, the j
funeral service being held in the ;
Methodist church at 3.30 o'clock. The ;
.leceased was the eldest daughter of
the late J. S. Lewis, Esq. Had she ;
imtii Pahrimrv' 14 shp would I
have been 63 years of age. She leaves
ane brother, Mr. Joseph Lewis of
Yorkville, and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie
Berry and Miss Katie Lewis, both
af Yorkvillc.
? The receipts of the Yorkville postntfico
for the year ending June 30,
1008, amounted to $6,300. When the
receipts amount to $8,000 a year the
office will be raised to the second-class,
find there will not only be a better al- ,
lowance for clerk hire; but the town will
be eligible for a public building '
to cost anywhere from $20,000 to $60,J00.
If the additional receipts should
he realized by July 1 next. It would be
practicable to get the public building
next year. It is well worth the while '
;?f the people of Yorkville and vicinity
to df) what they can to Increase the 1
receipts. The increase, of course, 1
must be legitimate; hut this is no '
obstacle. (
? A kitchen in the yard of Mr. Alon- I
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??? I'll -Will II ourri "tto uvouuj cu
by tire last Tuesday night at 12 1
Volook. The building, ft small one- :
story frame structure, was used principally
for storage purposes. The fire
was not discovered until it had made
considerable headway; but the fire
department responded promptly and
the flames were extinguished in short
order. Mr. Rose's residence, nearby,
caught from the burning kitchen: but
the fire was put out before there was
any appreciable damage. Except for
plenty of water under a good pressure,
and well directed by the fire department.
there would have been quite a
serious loss to Mr. Rose and others
in the vicinity.
Mr. James McFee of Winnsboro, is
spending a few days In Yorkville.
Mrs. J. M. Ferguson is visiting relatives
in Chester and Lowryvllle.
Dr. A. Y. Cartwright returned Wednesday
from a short visit to Florida.
Miss Wilmoth Jackson of Newport,
Kmc falriin n ?fhonl at Ciimeron. S. C.
Dr. D. L. Shleder received a telegram
yesterday afternoon announcing
the death of his sister in Georgetown.
Mr. A. Frank Woods has been quite
sick for several days at his home on
Railroad avenue. He was better this
Misses Lena Howell of Bethany, and
Eunice Thomas of Clover, have been
visiting relatives and friends in Gastonla,
N. C.
Mrs. D. T. Woods and children, returned
home Wednesday, after a visit
of several days to relatives and friends
at Gastonia.
Dr. Dean W. Preston, who has been
ivith the Star Drug Store for some
time past, left yesterday for his home
at Mt. Airy, N. C.
Dr. S. L. Steele has purchased an
Interest in the Star Drug Store, with
which he was formerly connected as
prescription clerk and salesman.
Mr. and Mrs. Meek Stroup of Hickory
Grove, and Mr. and Mrs. John
Moore of Clover, were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stroup this week.
Captain W. B. Smith of Clover, who
has been in bad health for the past
year, has become suddenly worse
ivlthin the past few days and unless
there Is a decided change for the better
within the next thlrty-slx hours,
grave apprehensions are entertained
is to his probable recovery.
Messrs. Joseph C. and Ottman Rose,
of Yorkvllle, left last Tuesday afternoon
for Leesvllle, S. C., where they
sxpect to engage in farming. Both
these young men are possessed of fine
ibilities, know a great deal about
farming, are energetic and persistent
workers, and will certainly make a
success of their venture. Their father,
Mr. A. Rose, has seen to it. that they
will feel no lack of supplies, at least
for the first year. They took away
with them a full carload of household
furniture, agricultural Implements, etc.
Both young men also are popular and
well thought of in Yorkville, and will
be missed by many friends, who wish
them success.
For the benellt of the public especially
in connection with school and
jther elections, it is the purpose ol
fhe Enquirer to publish a list of the
voters of the county as shown by the
recent registration. The publication of
ill the names at one time would till an
entire issue of The Enquirer, and it is
therefore deemed more advisable to
take up the work by installments.
People interested in these lists will do
well to clip them out as thev appear in
rhe Enquirer and paste them in scrap
books. In the 1st given below will be
found all the registered voters of
No. Name Occupation Agt
1 J. O. Allison, R. F. D., 38
2 W. B. Bolin, farmer 40
3 J. J. Miller, farmer 59
4 A. L. Jonas, mechanic 31
5 J. T. iseely, farmer 36
6 R. H. Gardner, Jr., farmer 28
7 J. B. Barron, farmer 52
8 Fred E. Smith, merchant 28
9 F. L. Hoffman, farmer 78
10 T. M. Oates, farmer 51
11 W. A. Carroll, farmer 33
12 J. L. Garrison, farmer 33
13 S. M. Shillinglaw, farmer 47
14 J. A. J. Campbell, farmer 26
15 R. R. Alllgon, merchant 53
16 J. F. Adkins, farmer 57
17 O. W. Hartness, farmer 47
IS A. P. Hope, farmer 55
19 J. W. Youn&blood, farmer 25
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21 F. P. Hoffman, farmer CI
22 R. B. Oates, farmer 28
23 J. C. Wallace, farmer 47
24 C. C. Hope, farmer 50
25 J. J. Youngblood, farmer 63
26 A. E. Burton, farmer 29
27 E. F. Adkins, farmer 24
2S W. F. Jackson, Sr., farmer 65
29 C. A. Carroll, farmer 45
10 W. E. Harrison, farmer 83
51 J. C. Hope, farmer 45
52 R. C. Jackson, farmer 39
52 R. L. Youngblood, R. R. agent 32
54 J. EI Fewell, farmer 36
55 R. A. Carroll, farmer 25
56 C. W. Robinson, farmer 26
57 H. W. Adkins, farmer 42
58 J. W. Hamel, farmer 52
59 R. L. Hope, farmer 26
10 R. C. Ellis, farmer 41
11 J. J. Malone, farmer 33
12 Cal Sexton, farmer 48
13 Jesse Wilson, farmer 37
14 W. A. Darby, farmer 41
15 J. S. Sadler, farmer 40
16 W. T. Youngblood, farmer 36
17 Green Adkins, farmer 34
15 W. E. fJettys, farmer 45
>9 J. J Adkins. farmer 47
10 P. M. Wyatt, farmer 60
1 T. W. McElwee, farmer 32
2 W. W. Dickson, farmer 28
3 R. W. Whitesides, farmer 71
4 B. N. Miller, M. D., 32
5 W. A. Nichols, farmer 37
6 F. D. Hardin, farmer 32
7 J. E. Castles, farmer 48
8 J. C. McGill, fanner 57
9 W. W. Whitesides, farmer 36
10 S. L. Caldwell, farmer 21
11 J. M. Caldwell, farmer 60
12 J. M. Hardin, farmer 49
13 B. M. Love, farmer 32
14 W. W. Castles, merchant 33
L5 J. A. Whitesides, farmer 32
16 J. T. Whitesides, farmer 23
17 J. T. McKnight, farmer 25
LS W. C. McKnight, farmer 28
19 S. A. Hollis, farmer 40
>0 W. C. Spencer, farmer 36
11 T. R. Nichols, farmer 31
>2 F: M. Wvatt. farmer 42
23 L). H. Cobb, fanner 50
24 Ft. T. Castles, farmer 49
25 W. E. Dover, farmer 46
26 A. P. Ramsey, farmer 36
27 Ft. N. McElwee, farmer 68
28 M. K. Bolin, farmer 52
29 M. C. Dover, farmer 40
20 T. B. Hambright, farmer 26
21 W. H. Ffambright. farmer 26
22 \\\ C. Whitesldes, farmer 65
22 P. M. Caldwell, farmer 30
24 J. E. Scogglns, R. F. D., 26
25 J. W. Qulnn, farmer 46
26 M. T. Xeelands, fanner 35
27 K. P. Castles, teacher 60
28 \\". J. McGllI, merchant 65
29 IJ. D. Darwin, farmer 40
10 W. H. Darwin, farmer 31
11 L J. Ramsey, farmer 44
12 T. C. Lester, farmer 41 ,
? '. W. Ia Whitesities, rarmor .-o
14 J. R. Dover, farmer 23
If. Tom Dover, farmer 22 i
Ifi K. It. Dover, farmer 29
IT It. J. Castles, IL R. agent .31
Mortality Among His Hogs.
Mr. J. It. Scott of Delphos. has lost
i number of tine hogs recently from
ivhat he thinks Is cholera. Two hogs
that Mr. Scott valued at $5" each i
lied Wednesday night,
^ew Mount Vernon Church. I
The new Mount Vernon church at
rlickory Grove is practically complete,
ill hut the pews, which are to arrive I
within a few days. The ehurch is on
the old lot and is quite a handsome
The Broad River Bridge.
There has been no change in the
status of the proposition for the erection
of a bridge over Broad river at
or near Howell's ferry. The York
commissioners stood in the position
of being willing to meet the Cherokee
commissioners in the middle of the
river and as we understood it, the
people most interested on both sides
of the river are holding the Cherokee
commissioners responsible for inaction.
With the Farmers.
Inquiry of fanners who are constantly
dropping into The Enquirer office
from different parts of the county on
business, develops the Information
that there is considerable farm work
going on in various sections. There
Is a lot of cleaning up being done and
there is still some oat sowing going on.
Mr. T. A. Gwin of the Blatrsville neighborhood,
said that he saw some regular
land breaking in progress as he came
to town yesterday.
Poag's Auction Sale.
Rock Hill Herald: Saturday was
quite a lively day In Rock Hill, especially
in the afternoon during J. Edgar
Poag's auction sale on Main street.
There was an unusually large number
of people here and Poag had the crowd
from the time the sale started, early
In the afternoon, until about sun down.
Almost everything mentlonable from a
lot of plug horses and mules down to
a frying pan was put up and knocked
down to the highest bidder.
The Work at Ninety-Nine.
The work of cleaning up at NinetyNine
island preparatory to resuming
ihe construction of the power dam at
that place, is now well under way.
There has been tremendous loss at the
dam on account of succeeding freshets
since the suspension of the original
operations, much of the work having
oeen washed away. Up to the present
time about one hundred laborers
are busy; but within a few weeks this
number will be largely Increased,
darn Burned at Clover.
A barn and stable belonging to
Captain W. B. Smith at Clover, was
destroyed by fire last night at about
9 o'clock. When discovered the
flames had already made headway
that put them beyond control. The
loss includes the building, two horses,
two mules, buggies, harness, gears,
etc., a lot of roughness and aggregates
something like $1,600. There
is insurance to the amount of $1,060
in the London, Liverpool and Globe.
Congressman Firiley on Rural Delivery.
Congressman Finley spoke at considerable
length on the postoffice ap
proprianon duj vveunesuay. nu iereviewed
briefly the work of the postal
commission and said that he did
not think congress ought to undertake
a consideration of so important a matter
now, but that it should be taken
up and discussed at length at the extra
session in March. He also explained
that it was necessary for the committee
on postofflces and postroads, of
which he is a member, to increase the
appropriation for the rural free delivery
system over the estimates submitted
by the postmaster general, for
the reason that had this not been done
it would have been impossible to establish
new routes because of lack of
funds. He paid a high tribute to the
worth and efficiency of the free delivery
system and the carriers serving
in the different routes throughout the
United States. Besides these points
he touched on other features of the
bill now being considered.
A Jacksonville, Pa., man who is a
religious fanatic, belonging to a sect
known as "Devil Chasers," tried to
kill his wife Monday in order to rid
her of a devil Gaetano Miletello,
an octogenarian, was taken from the
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but much exhausted after being burled
for twenty-nine days The Canadian
Pacific railroad is preparing to
electrify its lines in western Canada,
making use of numerous waterfalls in
the mountains to develop the necessary
electric power Sidney C. Love, a
Chicago and New York broker, closed
out a business in Chicago on Monday
that was rated at $25,000,000 a year,
in the space of four hours, and retired i
from business with a fortune of $2,000,000
The new battleship Maine
arrived in Havana harbor on Monday,
the 25th, and anchored alongside the
old battleship Maine which arrived at
the same place on March 25, 1898
The Anti-Saloon league has a local
option bill before the legislature of ,
Pennsylvania and expresses confidence <
mat li win Decorne a law juiui i\.
Binns. the Marconi operator on board
the Republic, which was wrecked at
sea Saturday, was eulogized by Congressman
Boutell on the floor of the
house on Monday. He said in part:
"Binns has given the world a splendid
illustration of the heroism that dwells
,n many who are doing the quiet, unnoticed
tasks of life, is it not an inspiration
for all of us to feel that there
are heroes for every emergency, and
that in human life no danger is so
great that some 'Jack* Binns is not
ready to face it?" Secretary of
State Elihu Root has tendered his resignation
to President Roosevelt. He j
will be succeeded by Robert Bacon, the
assistant secretary. Mr. Root has i
been elected United States senator \
from New York Mrs. Brodt of ,
New York, was given a verdict of j
$35,000 in a London court on Monday
for personal injuries sustained in a
wreck on an English railway in July,
190fi A resolution was passed by t
the senate on Monday calling for a i
sweeping investigation of the navy and ;
all its departments. The resolution is J
a result of magazine articles charging
wastefulness and mismanagement in
naval affairs A Chicago packing
house lias started a business of pre- j
paring horse flesh and shipping it to .
Europe under the label "finest tinned ]
beef." The board of experts ap- 1
pointed by the president, has rendered |
a decision that completely reverses the ]
findings of Dr. Wiley, the pure food 1
expert, in regard to the harmful ef- J
fects of benzoate of soda. Dr. Wiley j
may resign his position... .The gov- ]
eminent has filed thirty-flv^ suits ]
against several railroads and more
than 100 private Individuals of Oregon
and California, to recover an aggregate
of 31)3,288 acres of land valued at
more than $15,000,000 State Senator
Blay has filed charges in writing
against United States Senator Isaac
Stephenson of Wisconsin, charging
that Stephenson gave ills campaign
manager $250,000 for the purpose of
"bribing and corrupting a sufficient
number of voters to encompass the
nomination of Stephenson in the last
primary election." Randolph Rose,
me of the largest liquor dealers in the
country, says he will retire from the
liquor husiness on July 1. when the ,
Tennessee prohibition law becomes effective
Bulgaria is mobilizing 25.000
troops for the purpose of making
a demonstration against Turkey
A Washington dispatch of Monday
says that Thos. F. Ryan and E. K.
Harriman are laying plans to secure
control of the Seaboard Air Line railroad
system....C. A. Ritchey of Chicago,
has had his father and brother
arrested in Atlanta, charging them
with being short in their accounts
with him to the amount of $1,500
The executive committee of the Mississippi
division of the Farmers' Union
met at Jackson on Wednesday
and approved the charter of a $1,000,000
warehouse company organized
for the purpose of taking over the 100
local warehouses in the state. More
than $200,000 of the capital stock has
already been subscribed The Ap
paiacnian roresi reserve om nas ueen
favorably reported by the house committee
on agriculture Four Indiana
counties voted "dry" on Tuesday,
putting fifty-eight saloons out of
business Dave Edwards, white,
confessed murderer of seventeen men,
was hanged at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
yesterday. Edwards tried to make
the authorities believe him insane,
but his efforts failed Wm. Gow,
a former director, is on trial at Brooklyn,
N. Y., on the charge of having
stolen $145,000 from the Borough
Bank of Brooklyn Edward H.
Harrlman, who recently secured control
of the Central of Georgia railroad,
said at a banquet in Augusta on
Tuesday night, that he Is ready to
expend about $10,000,000 In improvements
on the property If the
people of Georgia would put a stop
to the hostility against railway interests
Two white men were shot
to death at Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday
by R. H. Owens, in a difficulty
about a woman. Owens surrendered,
A M/vnnl i< Am nn (in/N/1 L AltOA 'oi 1 _
? a i cnuiuuun jjaaacu t?ic livuoo ti tunesday
providing for the purchase of
a $6,000 silver service for the battleship
South Carolina. It is thought
that the resolution will pass the senate
without opposition.
? Patrolman McDuffle Stone of
Laurens received a mortal wound yesterday
In a fight with an unknown
yeggman. After he was shot, he or
Patrolman Frank Walker, killed the
yegg man. Stone died early this morning.
? Columbia special of January 26,
to the News and Courier: The directors
of the Seminole Securities company
have filed a bond for $300,000,
and on Friday a motion .will be argued
to vacate the order appointing the
three receivers and turn the assets
over to the directors of the company.
There has for some time been
a pretty legal contest as to whether
the receivers should wind up the afiairs
of the corporation or whether
this should be done by the directors
elected by the stockholders at their
meeting, after the Garlington board
nad resigned.
? Columbia special of January 28,
to Charlotte Observer: A careful poll
of the senate shows a majority of two
against state-wide prohibition. Those
who agreed to the referendum hold
that the Prohibitionists asking their
support of the referendum in the first
instance have violated the contract and
they refuse to support the present referendum
bill that is being prepared
for offering in place of the original
state-wide bill. Both sides claim the
house, but the vote there is very
doubtful. A poll of the senate taken
oy advocates of a repeal of the lien
law shows a majority of three for repeal,
with tne new senator from Florence
making four. The house is divided
in about the same proportion as
formerly, being favorable.
? Anderson Daily Mall: Mr. J. D.
Smith of the Pendleton section, and
uue ui l11u iuauni5 niuLi\ laiocio ui mc
state, has sold to the Kimball House
Dairy of Atlanta, Ga., a prize Jersey
Dull and several fine Jersey cows. The
oull, which is about three years old,
was sold for $1,000, and the cows
brought from $100 to $300. They have
oeen shipped to the dairy farm located
near Atlanta. In the past few months
many of the dairymen of the state
have bought stock from cattle raisers
in the Pendleton section of the county,
and it has now become known that
from here come some of the finest Jerseys
and other good dairy breeds to be
found anywhere in the country. The
cows just sold by Mr. Smith are beauties.
Prof. J. E. Dorman, a government
dairy expert located at Ciemson,
ir. talking of these sales, said that it
shows tne great advantages offered in
oouth Caronna for cattle raising and
dairying. Everything is most admirably
suited for the busineos, and tnere
is a great profit to be made from it
when properly conducted.
PrtlumKlo Tonno r*t? 97* Pnfnro Tn.
surance commissioner McMaster today,
there apepared a numoer of ofiic.als
of the Southern Life insurance
company of Fayettevllle, to show cause
why their licence to do business in this
state should not be revoked. Those
present were President E. H. Williamson,
Vice President J. G. Shaw, General
Manager C. J. Cooper, Actuary B. W.
Lacy, and State Agent W. S. Cogburn.
The charges against the company were
that by paying an enormous commission
to C. S. Hebert in the sale of the
company to the Seminole Security
company of this city, the reserve and
assets of the company had been impaired.
In answer to this the company
held that this contract had been annulled
and that the officers were ignorant
of this commission. They also
stated that an effort was now being
made to collect bacK a part of this and
that the company was financially strong
and able to care for its policyholders.
Further hearing was postponed, however,
for ten days.
? r.'nlnmhia. .Tanuai-v 28: The fieht
that was made on the bill to appoint
a commission to examine into the
management of the state hospital for
the insane brought out the fact that
the members of this, especially parsimonious
legislature, believe that there
is a great deal to be gained by the investigation.
It seems that the majority
of the big batch of affidavits, which
the committees have not made public,
because they wish to avoid sensationalism,
are to the effect that pauper
patients have been badly treated, and
that charges are made that in one or
more cases, the ill treatment has resulted
in the death of the patient. The
members of the committee give out
nothing for publication, but it is gathered
from the arguments brought to
bear on the members who supported the
bill that the committees did examine
Into the charges and the affidavits sub- 1
mitted and found that the Job was too
big for them and that an agreement
was reached by which the affidavits
were to be withdrawn and the board
ot regents would ask for an examina- i
Lion and the matter would be gone In- ,
Lo from the beginning. The commls- ,
don will have all kinds of powers that
he committees would not have. It is '
jrged that much testimony would be >
tec u red under the secret investigation ,
isked for which could not be had if ,
:he names and statements of witnesses '
were given to the public. It is said, <
whether in the line of bringing influ- ,
?nce to bear on the members to pass
:he bill creating the commission, or j
'rom conviction, it is hard to guess, |
hat the investigation will reveal a
surprising and shocking state of af'airs
at the institution. The advocates
cf the measure have promised 1
:hat there shall be no whitewashing. <
Important Measure Introduced By
Representative McMahan.
A very important bill providing for
police protection in the rural districts
has been Introduced In the house by
Representative Jno. J. McMahan. The
bill provides for the selection of a county
police commission and provides that
the commission shall elect as rural
officers men of good morals and habits
who shall not be related to the members
of the commission. The act further
provides for a salary of not less
than $50 per month nor more than $75
per month.
The bill is as follows:
"That a county police commission Is
hereoy eotaonsned in eacn county in
cue state, consisting of tne sheriit, as
member ex-omcio, who snail be cnalrman
of the commission, and four otner
members to be appointed by the governor
upon the recommendation of the
county delegation in tne general assembly,
or a majority thereof, for the
term of four years, vacancies to be
mied in like manner, tne said commission
to serve without compensa
tion: provided, however, that tne hrst
appointments in each county shall be
uf two members for two years and
two members for four years.
"That tne said commission in each
county shall choose from the registered
voters, not less than two and
not more than ten aole-bodied men of
good moral habits and of courage,
coolness and discretion, known as men
who are never under the influence of
alcoholic liquor or of drugs, and are
not addicted to the uae tnereof, and
shall commission them as county policemen
for the term of four years,
sunject to removal by said commission
at will, and shall fix tne compensation
and have direction and control
of said policemen and of all matters
connected with the system of county
police, and shall at least once a month
.neet with said pohcemen and confer
and advise with them and see that
they are informed and alert as to their
duties and the enforcement of law in
ine county, and said commission shall
annually report on the operation of said
system to tne clerk of court, who shall
keep said report subject to public inspection
and shall forward a copy
tnereof to the attorney general to be
oy him used in connection with his annual
report to the general assembly:
Provided, however, tnat no policeman
shall be related by blood or marriage
within the sixth degree to any mem
weapons contrary to law, hunting or
otherwise trespassing on land without
the permission of the owner or manager,
gambling, vagrancy, carrying fire
on lands of another, setting out fire,
violation of the fish and game laws,
cruelty to animals or to children or
violation of the child labor laws, miscegenation,
lynching, and also any and
every other violation of the criminal
"That said policemen shall have authority
for any suspected freshly com- *
mitted crime, whether upon view or
upon prompt information or complaint,
to arrest without warrant and to
search houses, and break therein,
whether in their own county or in an
adjoining county and they shall have
authority to summon the posse comitatus
to assist In enforcing the law,
any citizens who shall fall to respond
and render assistance when so
summoned shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and upon conviction shall be
punished by imprisonment for 30 days
or fine of $100.
"That each of said policemen before
he is commissioned shall enter into a
bond, made payable to the county or
whoever may be aggrieved, to be approved
by the commission and by the
clerk of court, with whom the same
shall be filed, with two good sureties
or an approved surety company, in
the sum of $1 000 conditioned for the
faithful performance of his duties and
for such damages as may be sustained
by reason of his malfeasance in
office or abuse of the authority.
"It shall be the duty of the said
commission and of the grand Jury of
each county to investigate promptly
any complaint made against any such
policeman fcr neglect of duty or for
misuse of power.
"That this act shall go into effect
in any county when the funds necessary
fcr the maintenance of said sysohoii
ho t-nvwMorl hv th*? nnnrn
oer of said commission.
"That said policemen shall he paid
salaries of not less than $50 and not
more than $75 per montlj on the order
of the commission or the chairman
thereof upon the county treasurer, and
shall be furnished each with a policeman's
billet and with approved pistol
and carbine together with ammunition
as needed from time to time: Provided,
however, that said policemen shall
provide themselves with uniforms to
be prescribed and approved by the
commission, and with horses for regular
use in riding over the county and
performing duty as mounted police,
and shall bear all the expenses incident
to their service.
"That it shail be the duty of said
mounted policemen, under the general
direction and control of said opmmission,
to patrol and police tne county,
especially in the rural districts, and
to prevent or detect and prosecute for
violation of the criminal law of every
kind, making arrests upon their own
initiative as well as upon complaint
or information, and to report all their
acts and all known or suspected violations
of the criminal law to the commission
through Its chairman once a
week and at its meeting once a month,
or oftener if required and they shall at
each term of the court of general sessions
on a day appointed by the chair- .
man of the commission appear before
the solicitor in his room, before the
Judge at his chambers and before the
grand Jury, to be by each advised, instructed
and charged in respect to
their duties and Questioned in respect
to conditions of lawlessness in the M
"That said mounted policemen shall
patrol the entire county at least twice
a week, by sections assigned to single
policemen for one or more days, remaining
on duty at night when occasions
or circumstances suggest the
propriety thereof to prevent or detect
crime or to make an arrest and they
shull always be on duty not less than
10 hours a day, except when granted
occasional indulgence or leaves of absences
by the chairman; they shall frequent
railroad depots, stores and other
public places where people congregate
or disorder is probable or vagrants
may be loafing or alcoholic liquors
may be sold or drunk and they shall
as often as practicable ride by homes
that are off from the public highway
and in lonely parts of the county, especially
such as are without male protectors
and they shall use every means
to prevent or detect and arrest and
prosecute for breaches of the peace,
drunkenness, obscene or profane language,
boisterous conduct or discharge
of firearms on a public highway or at
a public place or gathering, carrying
priatlon act."
? Chester special of January- 28, to
Charlotte Observer: The Chester
county dispensary board has decided
to accept the proposition of the Richland
county board to buy all of the liquors
in stock In the Chester county
dispensary at 50 cents on the dollar
of the Invoice price, the Chester county
board to deliver the goods in Columbia
at the price named. The clerk
of the board, Mr. J. C. McLure, was
Instructed to notify the Richland
county authorities of the acceptance
of their proposition, which was done;
also to ask them to send a representative
here at once to Inspect the stock,
the Richland county board reserving
the right to reject broken or unsalable
goods. As the amount of salable stock
on hand figures out something over
15,100, including a certain amount of
contraband liquor which has been
seized from time to time, this means
that Chester county will receive about
12,500 from the sale of the liquor, Ineluding
the deduction for freight
charges. The bottling apparatus and
a certain amount of extra glass are not
included In the deal and will have to
be sold separately.
? J. C. Robinson, the Chester Jeweler,
bas failed and the court has appointed
a receiver for his effects.

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