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C 8. NATION, Editor and Prop'r.
Typhoid nnd malaria fevers are at
tacking1 people in Kansas.
Port Scott ladies take great interest
in the cooking school at that place.
It is said that both quail and prairio
ehichen aro quite plentiful in western
The First Presbyterian church of
Hutchinson has celebrated its twenty
fifth anniversary.
Cherry trees at Goodland which were
stripped by the big hail storm some
weeks ago, are in bloom again.
The late rains have put the ground
in splendid condition for seeding1 and
a vast amount of wheat will be sown
this fall.
From four to six car loads of water
melons are shipped from Turon, in
l'ratt county, daily. Two cars were
shipped to Deadwood, Dakota. Each
car contains about 1,200 melons.
The election in Kansas this fall will
be of moro importance than perhaps is
generally known. There are twenty
nine judicial districts in the state, and
thirteen of them must elect judges this
Tort Arthur has just been knocked
galley-west by a cyclone. Last spring
Kansas was flooded with advertising
circulars for Port Arthur reading: "No
more cyclones, no more droughts, no
more crop failures."
Leavenworth will be as dry as a
powder horn during the veterans' re
union. The board of commissioners
instead of raising funds from the joint
keepers, will close them up and raise
SI, 000 by soliciting contributions,
Now that Kansas is the most pros
perous state in the union, the eastern
dude speculators who have been de
denouneing the state are headed this
way with their schemes to weedlc
Kausans out of their money. They
should be given a Klondike reception.
A church in Kansas City, Kans. , lias
arranged a nursery for babies during
service. Last Sunday the nurse was
there wearing her sweetest baby smile,
with bottles of milk and jumping-jacks
for food and amusements for the dear
little things, and not a singlo baby
came to church. Hence the thunder of
the big organ soured nil the milk of
human kindness in the bottles.
For several reasons the chinch bug
lias done but little damage in the
State this season although parts of
some fields have been destroyed. This
is no indication that there will be but
few next season. There are. plen ty in
the fields now to do a great deal of
damage next season if but a few of
them pass the winter. As a measure
for preventing the bugs wintering
over, it would be well to gather up
and destroy all the old rubbish on the
farm in which the bugs may find lodg
ment. Two brothers named Hunker are suc
cessful farmers in Sumner county,
Kansas. They are the sons of the
Siamese twins, who married two white
sisters near Mt. Airy, N. C, nt the foot
of the Blue Ridge seven miles south of
the Virginia line, and reared two large
families of bright and enterprising
children. When they were first mar
ried the twins and their wives occupied
the same house, but after a period of
datil felicity the wives got jealous of
each other and the twins separated
them into different domiciles.
Six hundred and forty-two persons
5n Wellington have signed a petition to
the council to repeal the malt ordi
nance, which permits the sale of malt
extract. l!y some strange oversight
cider, coffee and tea were not men
tioned in the petition.
Hundreds of agents representing
Chicago grocery stores are soliciting
orders from farmers of Kansas. Now
that the farmers are prosperous, they
.should, and no doubt will, stand by
the local home stores that stood by
them when they needed friends.
The New York Evening Post, which
has spent a good two years in bump
ing Kansas' heads against the editor
ial columns, had an article last week
headed: "Too much money in Kansas."
There is no use walking the floor
with a felon says one who had had
some experience. Just wrap a cloth
around the felon, leaving the end open.
Pour gunpowder in the end and shake
it dowj; until the felon is covered, then
keep it wet with camphor. In two
hours the paiu will bo relieved and a
perfect cure will quickly follow.
The hunt for pearls which has crazed
half the ' population of Arkansas, has
followed the creeks and sloughs until
it has reached Cherryvale and numer
ous persons are seen da ily wading in
Lake Tanko catching clams and ma
laria. The Hiawatha preacher who an
nounced that the "person who lost
their purse this morniug can go to
Helen Hunt for it," was somewhat sur
prised when the congregation demand
ed his resignation for using profane
language in the puipit.
A Kansas man who has just returned
from Europe auuounceg that wheat
will go to a SI. 50 a bushel.
The old freight depot of the Santa
Fe at Nickerson is being rebuilt for
passenger U6e and will be occupied
Oct. I.
The station at Hutchinson will be
completed by Nov. 1. It is similar in
arrangement and hi.e to the Topcka
The deposits in the First National
Bank nt Kingman aggregate S1G.3. $'.)&
20. They have 5102,104.10 in cash and
sight exchange. It is almost double
what they had a year ago.
Three young men, near Lyons, went
into a melon patch, gorged themselves
and then destroyed a largo number of
melons and vines. They were arrested
and paid $28 and costs for their miser
able meanness.
A pickpocket stole S17." from a
drunken man on a train near ColTey
ville. The marshal of that town was
on the train and arrested the thief.
He put him in charge of a guard and
went to interview the lobbed man.
The thief slipped the money out of a
window, it is thought, for the marshal
could find nothing on his person and
had to let him go.
In her lack of reference for the old
men of the state of Kansas is brutal.
The state's heroes change as often as
the moon and no man can hold the
hurrah of the people after he has fail
ed to be an active factor. This is why
the old men in Kansas are kickers.
They have to knock a few of the irre
verent youngsters down to maintain
Joe Henderson, a farmer residing
near Wellington, sold his wheat and
got on a spree in that town. He sear
ed some ladies from a residence and
lay down in the yard. When some
neighbors aroused him he began shoot
ing and so did they. Nino shots were
fired, but no one was hurt. Hender
son was subsequently arrested and
fined S"j0 and costs.
A Kansas farmer ended his prayer as
follows: "And we return thanks for
the high price of wheat for I have
paid off half that mortgage, and while
we deplore the grievious condition of
the poor of Europe who have raised
nothing and thus made our wheat
high, it is our sincere wish that they
shall not suffer. ;ivc us another crop,
we pray, next year, and keep the price
up and the whole mortgage ill go.
M. L. Wort man is a sadly disappoint
ed man of Sumner county and lie has
good cause. He had 38 J i acres, meas
ed, of wheat, which only threshed out
1,005 bushels of 01 yound wheat. Add
ed to this is the fact that his oat crop
only made 55 bushels oC -10 pound oats
to the acre and his only hope now is
the corn crop, which he is satisfied
will make no more than GO bushels to
the acre. That is the reason he mopes
and refuses to be consoled.
Here is a true story without frills:
Into a little Kansas town a year ago
last summer came a farmer. He had
failed to make it go on the farm. He
and his wife talked it over and decided
that it was best for him to go into
town and get a job with a salary.
Drouth could not find him there. He
went. He secured a clerkship in a gro
cery store at $20 a month. He was
new and awkward and was fired the
first week. He went back to the farm.
He and his wife resolved to make one
supreme effort. They borrowed money
and put most of the farm-in wheat.
The harvest came. He had SC,000 in
cash after all debts were paid. He
went to town last week, bought out
the grocer who had bounced him and
has $5,000 left.
The Rock Island road hauled out of
Lebanon in the month of August 111
loaded cars of grain and stock, besides
did a business of nearly $11,000 outside
of the express handled. The place
will celebrate its anniversary Oct. 1. j
The registration of new students at
the university of Kansas is the largest
ever known at the beginning of the
fall term. At the close of the second
day it had exceeded by 200 all former
records for the opening days. If the
present ratio continues, the attend
ance will reach 1,500 thi'j year.
The statistics show that there are
3S5.000 children of schorl age in Kan
sas, and if that is right it would take
the hide from 20,000 calves to equip
their feet for the first day of school,
besides a vast sum of money to equip
them with books.
Among the several enterprises talk
ed for certain in Wetmore this fall is a
new paper, an elevator and another
lumber yard. A splendid corn crop
has been raised and Wetmore is pre
paring to enjoy u grain, newspaper
and building boom.
A strange disease has broken out
among the cattle in the vicinity of Mul
vane. No ono knows what the disease
is, but the cattle arc dying with it It
is conjectured by some parties that
feeding kaflir corn has something to do
with it.
It is said that at least ten people
threw themselves on the ground last
week at the Emporia wreck feigning
injury nr.d got their names printed
nrooi.g the injured, to use as evidence
in damage suiis against the railroad
i company.
Cull to Orjcmilr.e lu Wlrhlt i Durlnu tlio
Slnta I'll I r.
Whether you are a fisherman or a
lover of the gun, come to Wichita dur
ing the State Fair, and be present on
the 1st day of October, 1SUT, to help us
organize "The State Sportsmen's asso
ciation, " an organization for the pro
tection of the game and fish of the
state af Kansas.
We uow have the laws and need you!
presence to help us enforce them, line
when you read this do not think it
means the other man, for it means you.
If you think it possible for you to come,
send your name to Dr. .1. W. Shults,
state fish and game commissioner,
Wichita, Kan., so that proper arrange
ments may bo made for your reception.
Wichita. Fish axdOamk Ci.rn.
Wier City has passed a curfew ordi
nance. The Anthony jail is empty for the
first time in many moons.
The electric belt fakir worked Otta
wa where there are two daily newspa
pers. Two colored boys at Ss. John have
been found guilty of violating the
game law, and $18.
The Garden City lire department is
electing a queen. A fire department
queen ought to have no trouble about
Danuel Anthony is now 73 years of
age, and he says he can not recall the
day when he did not do niannel labor.
He began to work as soon as he could
Above all, the Kansas farmer loves
his children. Recently a farmer was
taking a bicycle home to his daughter.
The wagon which he drove was worth
$20; the bicycle $05.
The Santa Fe House, one of the first
buildings put up in Nickersou, and at
one time the most popular hostelry in
the city, is being torn down this week
and moved into the country.
Last year was considered a bad crop
year in Dickinson county, still the to
tal farm products amounted to $2,073,
003.:!.'), or more than $100 per capita
for each man, woman and child in the
A man playing the Kentucky colonel
visited Newton for a week or two. lie
had the broad accent in speech and the
flaming red breath characteristic of
such, and he mixed with sporting men,
but took his liquor straight, setting
them up to the boys at frequent inter
vals. He was becoming popular when
he left the town after furnishing the
county attorney with the names of 400
drinkers and jointists. Hence the wail
ing in Newton's 100.
Wheat buyers along the line of - the
Union Pacific have experienced con
siderable difficulty in getting cars dur
ing the past week. At the smaller sta
tions, where there is no competition,
the grain men pay the conductors a
dollar each for extra cars. When a
train of empty cars is sent out into the
wheat belt, part of them are billed to
the grain men and the distribution of
the remainder is left to the codductor,
who generally places them where it
pays hnn best.
Louis Lindsay Dyche, professor of
zoology in the I'niversity of Kansas,
returned from a three months' vaca
tian. lie spent these three inonts at
the Konkins seaside labratory, on
Monterey bay, in California. The pro
fessor says he gave mammals a rest
this time and devoted himself to the
lower forms of animal life, which
abound in the warm waters of the Pa
cific. He has secured over a ton of
specimens for the university museum
and for use in the labratory, a id has
gathered much valuable data for use
in the class room.
The general advance of pries has
raised the board in tins normal clubs at
Emporia from $1.40 to $1.42 per week.
Now look for a kick.
The Nottingham Review of Notting
ham, England, contains a long editor
ial article on the wonderful wheat crop
of Kansas. It says: "The Kansas
farmer is in rare luck as all the world
is compelled to pay him tribute. Kan
sas is tiie greatest wheat and cattle re
gion in America and the farmers there
are coining money on both wheat and
In the Santa l"e wreck a man kicked
a car window open and crawled out.
As he rose to a standing position a fel
low reached for his diamond. The
Emporia man knocked the thief down
and passed on.
The telephone line at Junction City
will be extended to Salina within a
month. It will then be extended to
Bennington, Minneapolis and north
into Nebraska, and a toll line south
through Lindsborg, MePherson on to
Hutchinson, connecting with the line
already there.
Kansas has pained r.0.000 in popula
tion the past year and has also gained
$15,000,000 in assessed valuation.
It is said that last year baled hay
sold at 81 a bale at P.axter. An occa
sional bale had a bottle of whisky.
The officers, however, "caught on."
This year the old fellow had ro hay
but plenty of watermelons. Each mel
on had a good sized plug to prove it
was ripe and in the p ug a pint bottle
of whisky. It is said that watermelons
this year were as lir'-k as the hay
trade last year.
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Clara's eyes still wandered vmspieu
ouly to and fro among the crowd.
"Aro you not satisfied yet?" asked
Mrs. Cray ford.
"No," Clara answered. "I am iiot
satisfied yet."
"What! still looking for him? This
is really too absurd. Here is my hus
band coming. I shall tell him to cail
a cab and send you home."
Clara drew back a few steps. "I
won't be in the way, Lucy, while you
are taking leave of your good hus
band," she said. "I will wait here."
"Wait here! What for?"
"For something which I may yet fee.
Or for something which I may Btill
hear." . ,
"Richard Wardour?"
"Richard Wardour."
Mrs. Crayford turned to her husband
without another word. Clara's infatu
ation was beyond the reach o remon
strance. The boats of the Wanderer took the
place at the landing-stage vacated by
the boats of the Sea-Mew. A burst of
cheering among the outer ranks of the
crowd announced the arrival of the
commander of the Expedition on the
scene. Captain Ilelding appeared,
looking right and left for his first lieu
tenant. Finding Crayford with his
wife, the captain made his apologies
for interfering, with his best grace.
"Give him up to his professional
duties for one minute, Mrs. Crayford,
Rnd you shall have him hack again for
half an hour. The Arctic Expedition
is to blame, my dear lady not the cap
tainfor parting man and wife. In
Crayford's place I should have left It
to the bachelors to find the Northwest
Passage, and have stopped at home
with you."
Excusing himself in those bluntly
complimentary terms, Captain Holding
drew the lieutenant aside a few seeps,
accidentally taking a direction that led
the two officers close to the place at
which Clara was standing. Doth the
captain and the lieutenant were too
completely absorbed in their profes
sional duties to notice her. Neither the
one nor the other had the faintest sus
picion that she could, and did, hear
every word of the talk that passed be
tween them.
"You received my note this morn
ing?" the captain began.
"Certainly, Captain Helding, or 1
should have been on board the ship
long before this."
'I am going on board myself at
once, the captain procceueu. imi i
must ask you to keep your boat wait
ing for half an hour more. You will
be all the longer with your wife, you
know. I thought of that, Crayford."
"I am much obliged to you, Captain
Ilelding. I suppose there is some other
reason for inverting the customary ci
der of things, and keeping the lieu
tenant on shore after the captain is
on board?"
"Quite true; there is another reason.
I want you to wait for a volunteer who
has just joined us."
"A volunteer!"
"Yes; he has his outfit to got in a
hurry, and he may be half an hour
"It's a rather sudden appointment,
isn't It?"
"No doubt. Very sudden."
"And, pardon me, it's rather a long
time (as we are situated) to keep the
ships waiting for one man?"
"Quite true, again. But a man who
is worth having is worth waiting for.
This man is worth having; this man
Is worth his weight in gold to t-ucli an
expedition as ours. Seasoned to all
climates and all fatigues; a strong fel
low, a brave fellow, a clever fellow
In short, an excellent officer. I know
him well, or I should never have taken
him. The country gets plenty of work
out of my new volunteer, Crayford. He
only returned yesterday from foreign
"He only returned yesterday from
foreign service, and ho volunteers this
morning to join the Arctic Expedition?
You astonish me."
"I dare say I do; you can't be more
astonished, than I was when he pre
sented himself at my hotel, nnd told
mo what ho wanted. 'Why, my good
fellow, you have just got home,' I said;
'are you weary of your freedom after
only a few hours experience of it?'
His answer rather startled me. He
said, 'I am weary of my life, sir; I
have come ome and found a trouble
to welcome me which goes near to
break my heart. If I don't take refuge
in absence and hard work, I am a lost
man. Will you give me refuge? That's
what he said, Crayford, word for
"Did you ask bin to explain himself
"Not I; I knew his Talue, and I took
the poor devil on the spot without pe3
teriog him with any more questions.
No need to ask him to explain himself;
the facts speak for themselves !n these
cases. The old story, my good friend.
There's a woman at the bottom of it,
Of course."
Mrs. Crayford, waiting for the return
of her husband as patiently as she
could, was startled by feeling a hand
suddenly laid on her shoulder. She
looked around and confronted Clara,
Her first feeling of surmise changed In
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stantly to alarm. Clara was trembling
from head to foot.
"What is the matter? What has
frightened you, dear?"
"Lucy! 1 have heard of him!"
"Richard Wardour again?"
"Remember what I told you. I have
heard every word of the eonveisation
between dipt. Helding and your hus
band. . man came to the Captiin this
morning and volunteered to joint the
'Wanderer. The Captain has taken him.
The man Is Richard Wardour."
"You don't mean It. Are you sure?
Did you hear Captain Helding mention
his name?"
"Then how do you know it's Richard
"Don't ask me. I am as certain of It
as that I am standing here. They are
going away together, Lucy--away to
the eternal ice and snow. My fore
boding has come true. The two will
meet the man who is to marry me,
and the man whose heart I have brok
en!" "Your foreboding has not come true,
Clara! The men have not met here
the men are not likely to meet else
where. Even supposing it is Wardour,
they are appointed to separate ships.
Frank belongs to the Sea-Alert', and
Wardour to the Wanderer. See! My
husband is coming this way. Let me
speak to him."
Lieutenant Crayford rctuviu'd Ij his
wife. She spoke to him Instantly.
"William have you got a now vol
unteer who joins the Wanderer?"
"What! you have been lisle .ins to
the Captain and me?"
"I want to know his name."
"How in the world did you manage
to hear what we said to each oilier?"
"Ilia name? Has the Captain given
you his name?"
"Don't excite yourself, my dear.
Look! you are positively alarming Miss
Durnham. The new volunteer is a per
fect stranger to us. There is his name
last of the ship's list."
Mrs. Crayford snatched the lis', out
of her husband's hand, and rea l the
"Richard Wardour."
OOD-BYE to Eug-
inhabited and 'civi
lized regions of the
Two years have
passed since the
voyagers sa il e d
from their native
shores. The enter
prise has failed
the Arctic Expedi
tion Is Tost and ice-locked in the Polar
wastes. The good ships Wanderer and
Sea-Mew, entombed in ice, will never
ride the buoyant waters more. Strip
ped of their lighter timbers, both ves
sels have been used for the construc
tion of huts, erected on the nearest
The larger of the two buildings
which, now shelter the lost men is oc
cupied by the surviving oflicars and
crew of the Sea-Mew. On one side
of the principal room are the sleeping
berths and the fireplace. The other
side discloses a broad doorway (closed
by a canvas screen) which serves as
means of communication with an in
ner apartment devoted to the su
perior officers. A hammock is slung
to the rough, raftered roof of the main
room as an extra bed. A man, com
pletely hidden by his bed clothes, ia
sleeping in tha hammock. By the
fireside there is a second man sup
posed to bo on watch fast asleep,
poor wretch! at the present mo
ment. Behind the sleeper stands
an old cask which serves for a table.
The objects at present on the table are
a pestle and mortar, and a saucepan
of dry bones of animals. In plain
words, the dinner for the day. By
way of ornament to the dull br va
wails, icicles appear in the creviced of
the timber, gleaming at intervals in
the red firelight. No wind whistles
outside the lonely dwelling no cry
of bird or beast is heard. In doors
and out of door3 the awful silence
of tlxs polar desert reigns, for the mo
ment, undisturbed.
The first soud that broke the silence
came from the Inner apartment. An
officer lifted the canvas screen in the
hut of the "Sea-Maw," and entered the
main room. Cold and privation had
sadly thinned the ranks. The com
mander of the ship Captain Ebs-
worth was dangerously ill. The first
lieutenant was dead. An officer of the
Wanderer filled their places for the
t'me, with Captain Helding's permis
slon. The officer so employed was
Lieutenant Crayford.
He approached the man at the fire
side and awakened him.
"Jumr up, Bateson! It's your turn
to be relieved."
The relief appeared, rising from
heap of old sails at the back of thu hut.
Bateson vanished, yawning to his ben
Lieutenant Crayford walked backward
and forward briskly, trying what ex
crclse would do toward warming his
The pcstal and the mortar on the
cask attracted his attention, lie stop
ped nnd looked up at the man In the!
"I must rouse the cook," ho said to
himself, with a smile. "That fellow
little thinks how useful ho is in keep
ing up my spirits. The most in
veterate croaker and grumbler in the
world and yet, according to his own
account, the only cheerful man in the
whole ship's company. John Want!
John Want! Rouse up, there!"
A head rose slowly out of the bed
clothes, covered with a red night-cap.
A melancholy nose rested itself on the
edge of the hammock. A voice, worthy
of the nose, expressed its opinion of
the Arctic climate in these words:
"Lord! Lord! here's all my breath
on my blanket. Icicles, if you please,
sir, all round my mouth and all over
my blanket. Every time I have
snored I've frozen something. When
a man gets the cold Into him to that
extent that he ices his own bed, it
can't last much longer. Never mind!
I don't grumble."
Crayford tapped the saucepan of
bones impatiently. John Want low
ered himself to the floor grumbling
all the way by a rope attached to the
rafters of his bed head. Instead of
approaching his superior officer and
his saucepan, he hobbled, shivering, to
the fireplace, and held his chin as close
as he possibly could over the fire.
Crayford looked after him.
"Hello! what are you doing there?"
"Thawing my beard, sir."
"Come here directly, and set to work
on these bones."
John Want remained immovably at
tached to the fireplace, holding some
thing else over the fire. Crayford be
gan to lose his temper.
"What the devil are you about
"Thawing my watch, sir. It's been
tinder my pillow all night, and the
cold has stopped it. Cheerful, whole
some, brpcing sort of climate to live in,
isn't it, sir? Never mind. I don't
"No; we all know that. Look
here! Are these bones pounded .-.mail
John Want suddenly approached Hie
lieutenant, ami looked at him with an
pcarance of the deepest interest.
"You'll excuse me, sir," he said;
"how very hollow your voice sounds,
this morning!"
"Never mind my voic:1! The hones!
the bones'."
"Yes, sir the bones.. They'll take
a trifle more pounding. I'll do my
best with them, sir, for your sake."
"What do yju mean?"
John Want shook his head and
looked at Crayford with a dreary
"I don't think I shall have the honor
of making much more bone soup for
yen, sir. Do you think yourself you'll
last long, sir? I don't, saving your
presence. I think about another week
or ten days will do for us all. Never
mind! I don't grumble."
He poured the hones Into the mortar
and began to pound them under pro
test. At the same moment a sailor
appeared, entering from the inner hut.
"A message from Captain Ebs
worth, sir."
"The captain is wc:-se than ever with
Us freezing pains, sir. He wants
to see you Immediately."
"I will go at once. Rouse the doc
Answering in those terms. Crayford
returned to the inner hut. followed by
the sailor. John Want shook his
head again and smiled more drearily
than ever.
Interesting Experience of the Toot anil
Novelist Ht the ISnr.
Sir Walter Scott had his share of
curious experiences in the same con
nection shortly after being called to the
bar. his first appearance as counsel
in a criminal court was at Judburgh
assizs in the year 1793, when he suc
cessfully defended a veteran poacher.
"You're a lucky scoundrel,". Scott whis
pered to his client when the verdict
was civen. "I'm just 'o your mind,"
returned the latter, "and I'll send you
a maukin (hare) the morn, man."
L&eUhart, who narrates the incident,
omits to add whether the "maukin"
duly reached Scott, but no doubt It
did. On another occasion Scott was less
successful in his defense of a house
breaker, but the culprit, grateful for
his counsel's exertions, gave him in
lieu of the orthodox fee, which he was
unable to pay, this piece of advice, to
the value or winch he. the housebreak
er, could prafessionally attest: First,
never to have a large watchdog out
of doors, but to keep a little yelping
terrier within; and, secondly, to put
ro trust in nice, clever gimerack locks,
but to pin his faith to a huge old heavy
one with a rusty key. Scott long re
membered this incident, and thirty
years later, at a judge's dinner at Jed
burgh, he recalled it in this impromptu
Yelping terrier, rusty key,
Was Walter Scott's best Jeddart fsc.
Loaf Sugar.
"Father," said the bright little girl,
"what is loaf sugar?"
"There are several kinds, my dear
replied Senator Sorghum. "The most
important variety "is that which en
ables a man by a little superior knowl
edge and prompt action to place him
self beyond the necessity of working
any more." Washington Star.
What is said to be the largest Amer
ican flag ever floated hangs from the
top rafter In the court of the big pen
sion building at Washington. It Is
fifty feet long and thirty-six feet wide,
and was suspended shortly before tn
holding of the inaugural balk

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