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THE CHANUTE TIMES.
C. 8. NATION, Editor and Prop'r. CHANUTE, KANSAS. KANKAS ITEMH OF IM'HItEST. The police court at Ncvrton manages to get about 380 out of the follow who booze up every month. . A vaudeville company broke up at Hiawatha and it will take some time for the town to recover. At Newton the jrirl clerks are agi tating for early closing to give them time to make new toa. Ewing Herbert says there are many different kinds of kisses and the one you want is the one that is hard to get Lane county produces good celery. A little water and patience will do anything out in the short grass coun- A chattel mortgage was given in Rice county last week on Jerry Simp on. This Jerry Simpson is a 'bay folding." One of the troubles with the postof fice at Hutchinson it develops, was that everybody knew the combination of the safe. A Saiina young man who fell out with his girl two weeks before Christ mas is now trying to make up but she won't have it The Arkansas City Traveller thinks the new brewery will 6uit Wichita bet ter than opening the Arkansas river to navigation. A Shawnee county farmer says bis cows are giving such rich milk he has to grease the pails in order to keep the milk from sticking. ' A Barton county man makes a regu lar business of killing farmer's hogs for them and delivering them dressed at 50 cents each. The relatives of the Wellington man who returned 8300 he had wrongfully drawn from the government have had him put in custody as insane. At a social at Tribune the ladies stood a man on his head and poured cold water down his trousers' legs. Who said women couldn't run a suc cessful secret society? The Liberal News reports a man in Its town who doesn't take a newspaper. He recently sent 50 cents in answer to an advertisement "how to maks pants last" He received the reply: "Make your coat and vest first" An Oklahoma paper says that any Republican who breaks over the line for the pie counter before March 4 will bo convicted of soonerism. Kansans should also adopt this method and avoid all political trouble. ' Becky Sharpe, In the Mail and Breeae, says a man buying gloves for j a present for a lady should always get No. They won't fit, but she will be pleased to think her hands are con sidered so small and she can exchange - the gloves. ' Some interest is excited throughout Kansas by the reports that the Wich ito reservation and some of the Choc taw lands are to be opened for settle ment By the arrangement with the Choctaw Indians 10,450 square miles, or 6,088,000 acres of territory have been brought within the jurisdiction of the federal authorities. It is a coun try as large as New Jersey and Dela ware combined. The land will be sold to actual settlers, and the transfer will eventuate in giving good titles to homes and establishing law and order In a region which has been a rendez vous for desperadoes, to the terror of well disposed people. In 1896 the snow fall in Kansas was eleven inches below the average. St John has had a "carnival," one of the features of which was a drill by sixteen Cuban patriots. The patriots were pretty girls and a call for volun teers would have secured a regiment of men. An Arkansas City young man sent his best girl a box of flowers and could not understand why she sent them back until he noticed that they were packed in a box labeled "men's bal briggan drawers." A Downs newspaper man has back slid and gone to preaching. There is a concealed laugh some where in the request of a Cheney worn tatos young man who called on her Jaughter to return the nursing bottle which he had carried away in his over coat pocket This is the time for southern and western Kansas to get together and get a United States senator. The nex opportunity is four long years off. Procrastination has cot his bands down Time's jeans. A Kansas paper says that Cleveland Ihas so euchered himself with all par ties that he will never get his face on the paper money of the United States. Hackney of Sumner county probably believes that the convicts could do the 6tate printing on the grounds that a man doesn't have to know anything to be a printer. i A carp weighing twelve pounds was caught ont of the Arkansas river at (Wichita last week. And still there pre liars who say that noble stream is ot navigable. The "Tribe of Uud" at Lamed, docs not like to be called the "Tribe of Oab.H Nino nnlilope were killed in tho southwestern part of Clark county re cently. Last week there was a big snow out West; this week the farmers are plow" ing for oats. Butler county has 115,741 head of live stock, the largest number of the l county in the state. ! T?.l 1- 1 S T I hof liv erymen give a horse a square meal and shelter for five cents. A Kiowa man mourns for the good old days when money was plenty and silk hats scarce in Kiowa. Tobacco is a dreadful habit. An Ar kansas City mnn smoked for forty years and then died. And he is still smoking. A comic opera company torturing western Kansas admonishes patrons in its advertisements to "sow on your buttons tig-ht." The result of the senatorial tight will be the announcement of half a dozen fellows that "they have quit politics for good. " In Kansas a bushel of corn pays for just one glass of whisky. But the same bushel can be made into four and one-third gallons of it. The LaCrosse Christian church has a crop of 70 acres of wheat in, from the proceeds of which they expect to pay off a church indebtedness of $300 A Leavenworth man kissed his wife on New Year's day as an earnest of a good resolution, and she was so sur prised that she exclaimed, "Now you stop." Jerry Simpson is not having the fun he used to. The papers have forgot ten him and tho papers' notices of him were tho chief charm of public life to Jerry. People who think the financial ques tion is dead should observe the street corners in Kansas. They ore crowding up again just as they were before elec tion. An Iola woman bought a cow for $40, and in eight months made and sold $48.90 worth of butter. Tho money power isn't in it with that combina tion. The criminal record in Ottawa coun ty was very short last year. Ten per sons were put in jail, two were sent to penitentiary and Joe Tomlinson was defeated for representative Part of the regular patronage of Kan sas weekly newspapers is the local no tice in which merchants dun their deb tors to pay up. Some of the merchants even go so far in these notices as to explain why they want the money. The northern department of the Kansas courts of appeal has decided that a decree of divorce is not opera tive until six months after it is grant ed. This is to shut off marriages with in the six months following divorces. If Job had known the following, says an exchange, perhaps the record of his patience would have been lost to posterity: The yolk of an egg made into a plaster of honey and flour of about the consistency of mustard paste, gives speedy relief to one afflicted with boils. The white, used as a coating for scalds and burns, ex cludes the air which so aggravates the sufferings of a burned person. It is softer than collodion, therefore better, and is always at hand. It is more soothing thau the once popular sweet oil and eotton. The white beaten with sugar, is invaluable in bronchial af fections, especially in hoarseness, when a little lemon juice may be ad ded with good results. Cidar vinegar may be substituted for the lemon juice when the latter i3 not available. A western Kansas newspaper man was "held up" in Kansas City. After the robbers got through searching him they chipped in and gave him enough to buy a squaro meal. The young boys of Douglass wrote on all the merchants' windows with soap: "A Happy New Year." Police man Winters grabbed them, made them get buckets, towels and water and walked them about the streets in daylight and made them clean the windows brigliter than they had been for years. The plan of making Kansas Day one of celebration in vindication of the statu has started the eastern floods of ridicule again. There is something comfortable in seeing Doster chief justice. Ho is the greatest dreamer in the state. He can get away from all mankind now and dream his dream out, reveling in the pleasant atmosphere of the thought that his salary is sure Doster is an admirable man. The state will come to know him as such before he is through with his term. Humboldt will put up 51S.000 for an oil refinery. Humboldt has juut waked UP- The Atchison Champion wants the office of state printer abolished and the work let to the lowest bidder. Harry Landis as warden of the peni tentiary will hava about ninety ap pointments to make. The vertical penmanship system has inarched into Burlington. A prominent Kansas newspaper de mands to know why quack doctors al ways wear full beards. There ore in tho banks of Butler county $500,000,000 In private deposits. A Hutchinson editor charges that Sol Miller is after the Troy postofllce. Tho number of inmates on the coiin- ty poor furino of Kansas is gradually decreasing. An Atchison firm bought 2700 bush els of corn at nine cents a bushel in ! Smith county lost week. At El Lorado when they want to paralyze anybody they say they will "make him jump sideways." There are no quail in the market at Pratt, but any grocer will sell you all tho French pigeons you want The Mitchell county farmers will or ganize against the swindling fruit tree peddlers who infest the country. Tho creamery at Argonia, Sumner county, is receiving in the neighbor hood ot 0,000 pounds of milk a day. A Kansas man sayi that if the pres ent decrease in prices keep up he will soon be selling horses by the gross. Billy Waggener, who owns the most luxurous home in Kansas is getting ready to spend $800 fitting up his pri vate office. A Michigan man has written Bill Edwards asking hiin for a copy of the Kansas law making corn and wheat of the uaaie value. Sol Miller is still objecting to Kan. sas making the discovery of the North Pole, a matter of state appropriation and private enterprise The county commissioners of Cowley county have refused to accept the bond of the new treasurer. They insist on its improvement in securities. Allen county, the homo of Foghorn Funston, was named after William Al len, governor of Ohio, wlo was in his day known as Foghorn Bill Allen. Barnum once had a lightning ticket seller named Powers. Powers died while the show was in Atchison. Bar nuin had a stone erected over the grave and when he came to Atchison always visited it " Peanuts are a staple crop in Cowley county. An acre of ground will pro duce about 150 bushels, and they bring for cents a bushel. The cost of pro duction is about 25 per cent of the pro duct Stella Mott, the Hutchinson girl who disappeared, turns out to be the New ton girl, Grace Burns, who was found in a hay-stack near Burrton. Stella says she was walking along the street in Hutchinson the other' evening when a closed carriage came up behind her; some one struck her on the head and carriod her nway. Tho next thing she knew she was lying in a hay-stack. Her father thinks she was attacked, then dragged und appearing to be dy ing she was abandoned by her captors). The girls of Doniphanx-ounty appear to have improved their leap year priv ileges. The result i3 that there arc thirty-four more marriage licenses is sued by the probate judge during the year 1S!G than in any former year. The month of December also broke the record, there being more licenses is sued during that month than in any other moii th in the history of the coun ty. There were four issued iu one day, which was the greatest number of any one day on record. There are seyeral other novel features. A white couple were married by a colored preacher, the only case of the kind on record in the county. It is also not'eed that one "minister of the gospel," in signing tho marriage certilicatc, did so by making his mark, und having a witness to his signature. One would naturally suppose that a man who cannot write his name, in this enlightened age, was hardly a fit subject to explain the gos pel. But some men must preach. Hutchinson is greatly exercised over the loss of the money in the postofllce there. Several people are suspected, among them a young lady clerk. The inspectors will get at the bottom of the matter and public opinion will have mighty little to do with it. In western Kansas a man school teacher resolved to punish a tad schol ar; a girl of 10 summers. He punished his pupils with a ferule. "Miss, he said to this girl, "Give me your hand." She blushed and said: "My. You'll have to ask Pa. This is so sudden." Newton is just now excited over a black spot right in the middle of the sun. It is visible to the world outside of Newton, also. George XV. Gilmore, the Rawlins county man who was shot by an un known person recently, will recover, but he will lose one eye and one jaw and al'. of his good look His wife, whom ho neglected for another wom bs, has come to nurse him. The buck shot, which lodged in his face, are working into hs throat, and unable to expel them, ho swallows them. Cy Leland is buying one hundred loads of corn a day. Mistletoe was scarce at Great Bend, but so far neither party has moved for a recount ' Jerry Shaw, en engineer on the San ta Fe, says he has made tho run from Garden City to Dodge, distance of fifty miles, in 43 minutes. Few engines on the road can make this time. Several prehistoric: mounds have been found at Neodesha, Tiis is aa old game in western Kansas CHILDHEN'S CORNER. TIMELY TOPICS FOR OUR BOYS AND GIRLS. "My I.adjM Tlppot" A riea for Child hood 1 ha Yonthf ol Duj of Ju Christ A Large bum of Uoucy Lost Through Impoliteness, Y LADY'S tippet is of gray, And gray her eyes and gray her muff A mousio sprite with winning way, "he peeps from o'er a velvet ruff. My Lady Tippet ha3 a grace No queen could copy if she tried, While eyes of gray ne'er looked from face . So charming in.d so beautified. Her laugh Is like a silver bell That tinkles in the frosty air; Her smile is like a fairy's well, Reflecting all the witchcraft there. Her step is soft, her touch is light As soft and light as eiderdown And sweet her ways, which make me knight, And bid me for her win renown. My Lady Tippet loves me true She tells so in tender wise Whene'er she gives the kisses due To prove the love that underlies. And me? Ah me! no cloud I need, Since she brings sunshine every day; But life would be a blank indeed Without the child In tippet gray. A l'Ir for Childhood. You do not know you cannot tell What magic lies In each caress From baby's hands; for childhood's spell Binds not all men; and so, unless You love a child, you cannot tell. You do not know you do not dream How potent Is that childish laugh; For ears must understand the thmo The treble bears. It tells not half To those whose hearts unconscious seem. You do not know you do not think How near to heaven these wee ones are; They stand upon a sun-clad brink Sweet treasures sent us from afar Each little hand a tender link. The ISO hood of Jcaus Chrlnt. (By Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, D. D.) About Christ as a village lad in and about Nazareth we have nothing in the canonical boons, and yet it Is as a boy that we must consider him. There is, for the most part, a silence more than eighteen centuries long about Christ between infancy and manhood. What kind of a boy was he? Was he a genu ine boy at all, or did there settle upon him from the very start all tho inten sities of martyrdom? We have on this subject only a little guessing, a few surmises, and here and there an unimportant "perhaps." Yet, by three conjoined evidences, I think we can come to as accurate an idea of what Christ was as a boy as we can of what Christ was as a man. First, we have the brief Bible account, then we have tho prolonged account of what Christ was at thirty-three years of age. Now you have only to minify that ac count somewhat, and you find what he was at ten years of age. Temperament never changes. A sanguine tempera ment never becomes a phlegmatic tem perament. A nervous temperament never becomes a lymphatic tempera ment. Religion changes one's affec tions and amblMons, but It is the same old temperament acting in a different direction. As Christ had no religious change, ho was as a lad what he was as a man, only on not so large a scale. When all tradition and all art and all history represent him as a blond with golden hair, I know he was in boy hood a blond. His boyhood was passed among grand scenery, as most all the great natures have passed early life, among the mountains. They may live now on the flats, but they passed the receptive days of ladhood among the .hills. Our Lord's boyhood wa3 passed in a neighborhood twelve hundred feet above the level of tho sea, and sur rounded by mountains five of six, hun dred feet still higher. Before it could shine on the village where this boy slept the sun had to climb far enough up to look over the hills that held their heads far aloft. From yonder height his eye at om scope took in the mighty sweep of the valleys, and with another sweep took in the Mediterranean Sea. and youhear the grandeur of the cliffs and the -arge of the great waters in his-matchless sermonology. One day I see that divine boy, tho wind flurrying his hair over his sun-browned fore . head, standing on a hilltop, looking off upon Lake Tiberias, on which at one time, according to profane history, were four thousand ships. Authors have taken pains to say that Christ was not affected by these surroundings, and that he from within lived outward and independent of circumstances. So far from that being true, he was the most sensitive being that ever walked the earth, and if a pale invalid's finger could not touch his robe without strength going out of him these moun tains and seas could not have touched his eye without Irradiating his entire nature with their magnificence. I war rant that he had mounted and explored all the fifteen hills around Nazarrth, among them Hermon, with its crystal coronet of perpetual snow, and Caxmel and Tabor, and Gllboa, and they all had, their sublime echo In after tJice from tho Ollvctle pulpit. Many have cried out In admiration of Christ, . "Eceo homo!" ("Behold tho man!"), I "Ecce Dcus!"' ("Behold the God!"), but I close this paragraph by writing "Ecce adolescens!" ("Behold the boy!"). Story of a Mim-Hatlng TlgOr. Of all the animals that walk the earth the man-eating tiger of tho far east Is the most terrlblo and ferocious. I Mr. Claes Ericsson, who went to Su matra to collect orchids, tells some stories of the daring of tigers. "We had tuken possession of a small hut," he writes, "standing a couple of feet from the ground, on the slope of a mountain. As it would not hold all my men, about half of them were obliged to sleep outside. Shortly before daybreak I was aroused by shouts and a loud knocking at the door." "Tuan Tuan! Rlmau! (Sir Sir! Tiger!) Let us In!" "Springing out of my clambo (mos quito curtains), I reached and unbarred the door before the Malays who shared the hut were on their feet. I was only Just In time. As the last of the terrified fellows rushed past me the tiger struck the door a violent blow. Had a Malay been holding it the brute would certainly have been among us, but I pushed with all my might, shout ing for my Winchester. Half a dozen of the coolies came to my assistance, and between us we got the bamboo which served as a bar Into position. "Finding that he could not break in there, the tiger walked around the hut, Bnlfflng at every crevice, and striking the bamboos until they shook again. Getting hold of my rifle I tried for a shot, but the hovel was packed with men. However, when they had recov ered from their panlc.I persuaded them to follow, and we dashed out, yelling at the top of our voices. The tiger made off, but a Malay caught sight of the brute in the tall Alang-Alang grass below, and drew my attention. I fired, but the light was too bad. Anyway, I missed." 3,000 Lost Through Bad Manner. Alfred Louis Velpeau, the most dis tinguished French surgeon of his time, was a man of rough and disagreeable manners. His bad manners lost him two thousand francs once upon a time. A mother, whose daughter's life he had saved from a severe case of croup, went to him brimming over with grat itude. "I have come to thank you for what you have done for us and to offer you this as a token of our obligation," she said, placing a beautifully embroi dered purse on Velpeau's table. Vel peau scarcely took the trouble to look at It. "I accept, madame," he re marked, in his ungracious way, "but, of course, this Is without prejudice to my honorarium, which comes to three thousand francs." Thereupon the lady took up her present. "I am afraid I made a mistake, then," she laughed, "there are live notes of a thousand francs each in there. This makes us right, then, jionsieur." And, pocket ing two out of the five slips of blue paper, she bowed, "I have the honor to wish you good morning." What Is It? Here is a little trick that will help out an evening's entertainment when conversation begins to lag. A boy gets up and says to the company: "I have in my pocket something that has traveled thousands of miles by sea and land. It has been handled by hun dreds and thousands of people, and yet no one has ever seen it. It lives in a house of its own. but it was never out side of its house. I can exhibit it to you here so that you all will see it, and then it will disappear so that you will never see it again. What is it?" Then the company begins to gu,ess and guess, and guess, and by and by they give up, completely discouraged, and ask to be shown the wonderful ob ject The boy promptly takes from his pocket a Brazil nut or any other for eign nut, calmly cracks It in the pres ence of the company and holds up the meat. "You see this meat," he says; "it has never been seen before, and it never will be again," and he calmly puts it in his mouth, chews it and swallows it. He rioired to the Murk. Pat was new at the business, and the first attempt was anything but suc cessful. "Look here," said the farmer, "that kind of thing won't do. Tho corn will be dizzy that grows in a furrow so crooked as that. Fix your eye on some thing across the field and head straight for it. That cow there by the gate is right opposite us. Aim at her and you'll do pretty well." "All right, sir," said Pat, and just then the farmer was called away to tho barn. Ten minutes later he returned and was horrified to see that the plow had been wandering In a zig-zag course all over the field. "Hold on there!" he shouted. "Hold on! What are you up to?" "And sure, sir," said Pat, "I did what you tould me. I worked straight for tho cow, but the crayture , wouldn't kape still." lie Knew the Meaning. A teacher was giving lessons in wore illustrations, and was examining the word atom. She told the children that atom meant a small particle of any thing. It might eyen be so small that It could not be seen by the naked eye. After she had defined the word bo plainly that she thought the pupils all knew Its meaning, she said: "Now, some one speak a sentence in which the word atom will be used correctly." A boy answered: "Jimmy Brown hit me and I'd like to get at him." It has become it dignified task to write a ballet score. French compos ors have always thought so, and somn of the most charming things in French musioareof the sort It is said that Arthur Sullivan has been offered a big sum for a ballet score. Baroness Hlrsch has given $400,00f. to establish a pension fund for the em ployes of the Oriental railways who were in the service up to 1800, when her late husband gave up his connection with the roads. WIIAT A STUl'KNDOllS I.IK I We hear a farcer say when he reads that John Brelder, Mlshicott, Wis., grew 173 bushels of Salzer's Silver King Barley per acre In 189C. Don't you believe it? Just wilte him! You see Salzer'n seds are bred up to big yields. And Oats 230 bushels, corn 260, Wheat 60 bushels, Potatoes 1,000 bush els, Grasses 6 tons per acre, etc., etc. 10.00 FOK 10 CENTS. lJuit Send ThU Notice With 10 Cent Stamps to John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., and get 12 farm seed samples, worth $10, to get a 6tart. w.n. A single order for 1,000,000 pounds of smoking tobacco was a uew record for that line of business recently achieved by a Virginia tobacco firm Vice's Floral Guide is a bright har binger of spring, although as we write tho air without is raw and cold. We have advertised Messrs. James Vicks Sons seeds and plants for many a year, and know that they give satisfaction to those who deal with them. The Guide for 1807 contains six full page half tone illustrations, photo graphed from life, of Asters, .Roses, Carnations, Gold Flowers and Toma toes. It tells how to secure and grow everything wanted in the garden. See the advertisement iD anothei column, of this firm from Rochester, N. Y. Charges of fraud and bribery have been made against a number of the city officials of Minneapolis. The Mont. tinlqne Calendar of the Seaeos lias just been issued by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Copy can be secured by sending six cents in stamp to cover postage, to A. J. Smith, G. P. A., Cleveland. The 10-ccnt silver piece was author ized by congress in 1792, and its coin age waa begun in 1790. to ;?;hk a cold in one day. Take Laxative Hromo Qnlnine Tablets. Al' Druggists refund tho money If l tails to cure. Dr. Omanza, of Vienna, has invented a method of photographically register the pulse beats. J rei try a 10c. box urcnacareta, candy cathar tic, the 11 iif'8 1 liver and bowel regulator made. Tacoma has Chinese tailors. Mexico has a, corn famine. merits are expensive. It Is no experiment t lake the medicine which thousands cpdorae as the best which tsures when others fail, namely in . Sarsaparilla fhe Heal In fact the One Trne Wood Purifier. Hnnn'a Dillc cure nausea, indigestion, nOOCl S flUS biliousness. S3 cento, FOH 14 CENTS. Wo wiih to Rain 100,000 plcajwd customer! In 1807 and lienceoSer 1 I'kg BLsnmrk Cucumber Ua 'kg Kound Qlotw Bee loo " M t Carrot 1 " Kaiwr Wilhelm Lettuce lfa Earliest Melon lOo " Giant Yellow Onion 15o - M-Day Hadlsh Mo Ilrilllant Flower Seeds Uo ' Worth fl.OO, for 14 ents. Above 10 pkim. worth S1.00 we will mail you free together with onr (Treat plant and seed catalogue opon receipt of this notice and lie. pott age. How con we do HI Because we li, onco try Halter's seed, you'll nerer; . - 1 .... althn,,, th.m I M Catalogue alone 6c portage. N. W JOMM A. PU.Z1T. KKKD CO.. I.A fHOPBE. TTIS. waeoe8saeaaaa XlTTAItTER OF ('KNTfTRY :;;rjyfj;fHf. CHEAP lliTCnnDnnCKotaffected STftONGIIHItnrnUUri Uygaaea. No KUST nor It ATTI.K. olo or frea. i Durable HiibKlitule lor Plnntrron wnlU. Vater Proof Nhrathlnir of name matcrtal,tn eet a cheapest in tne market. wnie inrenmpieejivc. e FAY M aMLLA ROO l.NU CO., CAKIltS. TTie Best ef I AMD tmaassaasa . Near it'xxl towns at V to 110 per acre; small cash payment: 20 yeara time; 1 per cent annual Inteieat. Address W. C. BELC11EH L. M. CO., Ku Worth, Tes. DRUG STORE FOR SALE! Or would tako partner If Bogistered Bast Bargain iu the State. Write. lln. Hazet.tos. Wichita. Kansas 821 West Douglass Avenue. PATENTS, TRADE MARKS Examination and Adrlee as to Patentability of I Tenlkin. Bend for "lnTentora Oolde, or Uew to (Jet Patent." O'FARREIX SOJi, Waahlnirton, D. C. SWEET potatoes 8ent out to be snrontM xpriec4 in quired. P!rrction fornroutin(rfre wltnonJr. AddroMT. J. HklNXKK, Colmabaa, liaa. nPIIMDSUNXEfESS W 1 IWIIICrrdlllOttl)Tt. Net-artill O R. J J- 6 T fe. P H E H S . uuJ JMu Our Native Herbs lor 65c in postage stamps. TEH aEKB OOIcptka, lu. DITCUTC S0v"ar uperlence. Rend akelchrera. IAIlNIO. vht. i, limtlKMalH prin. -ImilierUA V alOtncei Dean t Weaver, iltUiU Uki,V aHJj.w fsDIIIf 1 " WHISKY 7" 'L'JTZ'ZXS iThowpson'i Eya Katar. rn tin. Pole! hr nmrirlt J I rami If ID 1R DoufbBrrun. 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