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Read the Story of the remarkable Mrs.
Barney in The Sunday Call next Sunday .
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Writer Leaves Directions for
Burial Under "Poverty Oak"
Without Ceremonial
"His Heart Was Burst by His
Love for Humanity," Cry
Poor Villagers
Clergy Unwilling to Perform
Funeral Rites of Church,
Which People Demand
ASTOPAVA. Russia. Nov. 20.—
Peasants all day long passed
through the death chamber,
hnr.g with pine boughs, where Tolstoy
lie*. Many of them knelt beeide his
bier. Th« silence, at times was broken
by orthodox chants for the repose of
the soul of the dead. Countess Tolstoy
eat hosidc the body for hours.
'The light of the world is out," she
said repeatedly. She left the hut only
to attend matins in the school chapel,
expecting: that a requiem would be
F-ung. When Informed that this was
not permitted, she fainted.
Tolstoy l*»ft a written wisli that he
be buried without pomp, wreaths f or
rites, under "poverty oak" on a hillock
at Yasnaya Poliana, where he played as
a child and "where the peasants were
accustomed to congregate. The funeral
w ill be held on Tuesday, and the police
have just been mobilized 'to prevent
public demonstration.
Gathering at Deathbed
The crowd that gathered around the
hut where Tolstoy lay dying in the
early Sunday morning hours waited
breathlessly a verdict of Doctor Thtch
urowsky and Doctor Usoff, two of the
leading heart specialists of Moscow,
who had been called into consulta
The former had carried Tolstoy safely
through a similar crisis in 1901 in the
Crimea, and the- hope? of the people
rested on him.
The examination \u25a0was brief, lasting
less than half an hour. Tolstoy failed
to recognize either of the physicians,
an.J asked:
"Who are these strangers?" i
When informed, he "said: "What:
fine men."
End Without Suffering
In spite of their natural reluctance to
spread discouraging reports, the con
sulting physicians could not hol<J out
a ray 'of hope. (However, they hoped
to lessen the pain of the aged patient,
whose parting hours were mercifully
free from physical suffering. His
heart succumbed shortly after he had
come from under the influence of an
injected stimulant. He died without
regaining consciousness. In the inter
val between the last two attacks of
cardiac failure the patient seemed to
be comfortable, and hif face" was clear
of pain.
Throughout a heart breaking night a
motley crn«-d mad? ,up of the most
varied elements imaginable pressed up
around thek»m- hut. Th»»re were dis
tant relatives of the aged author, TVil-
Ftoyans. villagers and many church
men, among them the Abbot Varsofo
nius, who did not lose hope until the
*>nd of feeing Tolstoy and extending to
him the olive branch in behalf of the
Whole Village Weeps
AH alike stood spellbound, knowing
that a matchless personality was de
parting.as the Sunday dawn dispelled
the raw November night.
Virtually the whole population of
Astopava was there. Then a voice from
the hut came quietly: "L#o Xicholaie
vich is dead."
There was a moment of silence. Then
every head was bared and there were
sounds everywhere of sobbing.
One called out: "His heart was
burstpd by his unbounded love for hu
manity." and this anJ similar phrases
ran from mouth to mouth .through the
weeping Russians gathered there.
T^ater in th/p day all the peasants in
the district flocked here. None was
excluded from the death chamber,
through which there was a constant
Ftream of visitors, including many
school children.
National Memorial Planned
The body has been embalmed and
will be transferred to Yasnaya Poliana.
All visitors have been giveVi permis
sion to photograph the body if they
wish. M. Gunzeberg. the sculptor, will
take a death mask.
Although Tolstoy expressed a wish
to be buried without ceremonial or
flowers, the family has agreed not to
interfere with any honors that th*
public may desire to pay. ' Friends of
the dead writer have started a move
ment for the acquisition of the house
where he died as a national memorial.
Grand Duke Nicholas Mlchaelovlch
has sent a message to Countess Tolstoy
saying: •
"My whole soul is with you and your
family at this sad moment."
Numerous other telegrams of sym
pathy have come from organizations
and individuals.
Members of the clergy in the last
days made pressing attempts to gain
Continued on I'ase 2. Column 2
The San Francisco Call.
Kaiser and Daughter
Almost Quarrel Over
Suffrage for Woman
[Special Cable lo The Call]
BERLIN, Nov. 20. — According
to Berlin society gossip. Prin
cess Victoria has signalized her
coming of age by having a ser
ious tiff with the kaiser, her
father, over her enthusiastic sup
port of emancipation of women.
The princess does not share her
imperial father's enthusiasm for
kitchen and domestic interests,
and she argued at length with
him about his famous speech
against woman's suffrage re
The kaiser, who Is very anxi
ous to keep the princess In a
state of girlhood as long as pos
sible, "was astonished bye his
daughter's obvious grasp of the
latest emancipation arguments,
and horror stricken by her obvi
ous intention to use her Influence
to help girls to independence.
The princess is said to have ar
gued that the position of women
in Germany was ridiculously me
diaeval. The German i idea of
woman's mission . is to catch an
officer for a husband, using her
dowry or pretty face as bait. The
princess said that, women being
more and more compelled to en
ter the arena in the struggle for
a livelihood, it was imperative
that the kaiser should stop talk
ing about woman's proper place
being the nursery or the kitchen.
By way of giving public ex
pression to her feelings, the prin
cess paid a long surprise visit
to the Lette society's institute
for teaching young Women how
to earn a livelihood and inde
Governor Elect Demands That
Senator Withdraw From
BOSTON, Nov. 20. — Governor-elect Eu
gene N. Fosg issued a statement tonight
in which he demanded that Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge withdraw from the
field for re-election.
In the event of a refusal, Foss -de
clared he would go Into every section
of the commonwealth in a campaign to
defeat the senator. Foss' statement in
part follows:
"In the name of the majority of the
sovereign people of the commonwealth
of Massachusetts, I demand that Henry
Cabot Lodge surrender his seat in the
United States senate by withdrawing
from his contest for re-election.
"His election to the senate would be
a repudiation of the great victory of
the people at the last election. He was
on trial as much, If not more, than
Governor Draper, and if he had been
the candidate my majority would have
been double what it was.
"The issues on which the fight was
made, on which I was elected, were
honest tariff revision downward, lower
duties on the necessaries of life, free
raw materials, an untaxed food supply,
reciprocity with Canada, and more do
mesticity in our form of government.
"We all know where Senator Lodge
stands on these issues and where he
has stood all these years. To re-elect
him would be a step backward and
Massachusetts has never learned to
walk backward.
"I shall never sign his credentials ex
cept at the end of a campaign which
.will make the last one' look like an
afternoon tea party.
"He must surrender, or fight. He
must defend his position before the
people. The peQnle of Massachusetts
will not permit him longer to manipu
late the legislature. I am ready, and
if he does not retire I will be on the
stump in every. section of the state, and
we will find out where the people
stand. -
"Senator Lodge is not In touch with
the new order of things, with thg pro
gressive spirit of the times. He does
not represent the people, the men and
women in the ordinary walks of life."
Senator May Succeed Justice
Moody, According to Friends
HELENA, Mont. Nov. 20.— Friends of
United States Senator Thomas H. Car
ter, who was defeated for re-election
at the recent election, assert tonight
that the senator has been offered an
appointment as a member of the su
preme court to fill the vacancy caused
by the retirement of Associate Justice
Moods'. Senator 'Carter left hurriedly
for Washington" today." j
Japanese Ships. Are Expected to
Arrive Tomorrow
Wireless messages were received
last night from the ships of the Pa
cific fleet which are now cruising slow
ly up from Santa Barbara. -The fleet,
which consists of • the cruisers Caji
fornla, Colorado,- South Dakota, Mary
land, Pennsylvania and West -Virginia,
was Just north of Santa- 1 Barbara, last
night. They are expected in San Fran
cisco bay some time today. .The' Jap
anese warships Kasagi and Asama will
arrived Tuesday at 9 a. m. from Hono
lulu, •. according to .wireless; report, ?\u25a0 : *.'
And the Dear Women Are Try
ing Every One of the 200
Splendid Cars
Aryay of Magnificent Machines
Is Sure Death to a
Bank Account
Most of the women of Oakland would
expect to find autbmobiles in their
stocking^ on Christmas morning if the
receptacle were only large enough.
Hundreds of them were out at Idora
park, Oakland, yesterday afternoon
trying them— the cars— on. The Oak
land automobile show, under the man
agement of the Oakland automobile
dealers' association, in the pavilion at
Idora park. Is the greatest incentive to
Christmas gifts yet gathered under one
roof this season. To suggest Christ
mas the more vividly the pavilion is
decorated with fir saplings — the Christ^
mas tree of commerce and of poetry,
and the alluring cars are in that aro
matic atmosphere of December 25. The
combination is irresistible if there is
a balance of from 5600 to $6,000 in the
Possibly all the women who spent
yesterday afternoon among the brightly
! varnished touring cars and the deli
cately upholstered limousines will not
awake on Christmas morning to find
a car at the door, driven around by
Santa Claus' chauffeur. Some of fhem
have thefr automobiles already and
some, perhaps, will be disappointed, but
the Oakland automobile show will be
a great stimulator of the Christmas
trade. ' \
It has this distinction over other au-
tomobiles shows — it affords the public
the first view,' of the 1911 automobile
models.. The cunning of the makers
and their inventions and discoveries
made to give the car of 1911. a higher
type than that possessed by the car of
1910 are shown for the first^time.-
The cars have, generally, the "fore
door" equipment, the extra door that
closes the tonneau from the hood, to
the frorft seat, and protects the legs
of the driver and his companion on the
front seat. This was the novelty of
Continued on Pnj?e 2, Column 3
Victim Becomes Entangled in Barbed Wire While Fleeing
and Is Beaten to Death With Revolver
JACKSON, Nov. 20.— 1n a tit of jeal
ous rage, incited by the sight of Alaria
Cavallero. whose affections he sought,
dancing with his rival, Stephen Piscone,
John Sampo, a miner employed at the
Fremont mine just outside of Drytown,
made a violent attack upon the girl and
her companion Inyfier father's house last
night and, after knocking out the elec
tric lights in the place with a chair,
pursued Piscone into the road. and beat
him over the head with a pistol butt,
killing, him. ,
I In endeavoring to escape the rage
of Sampo, Piscone attempted to scale
a barbed wire fence around the
grounds of the Argado place and be
came entangled in the wires. Sampo
and two companions caught him, and,
SEATTLE, Nov. 20.— Two "hundred
commuters, adopting the tactics fol
lowed by the Fern Hill people, ln the*
recent streetcar rate war at Tac,oma,
tied" up local Interurban communication
between Seattle and Riverton, a south
side suburb, between the hours of S?i,o
a. m. and 6 p. m. today. The recalcit
rant passengers boarded three Seattle
bound cars of the Puget Sound electric
railway, some of them holding full fare
tickets and others tendering the old
cash fare, about half the present rate.
Those tendering .the old rate main
tained that it was the legal fare, under
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[Special Cable to The Call]
BRUSSELS, Nov. 20. — Queen . Eliza.
beth of Belgium is lying seriouslyili at
the Laeken palace with; influenza. The
queen, who always has been delicate,
took cold last Tuesday, when, she ac
companied the king to open parliament.
Wednesday she was very, feverish, and
NEW . YORK.' Nov.. 20.— "Barbara,"
said Mrs. Mary Regensberger to :her
daughter of S this afternbon.ias'. she
was dressing the : cli|ld for," Sunday
school, "I want you to be a good girl
today, because I .'had "a to^jth'drop lout
One of Two Masked Men Is Shot
\to Death by August Warm
bold, Proprietor >
Highwaymen Enter White Pass
Cafe at Ellis and Polk Streets
at 10 o'clock
Returning the flre of two holdupmen,
who entered the W.hite Pass saloon at
the corner of Ellis and Polk streets at
about 10 o'clock last night, August
W'arinbold, the proprietor, shot and in
stantly killed one of the robbers. Upon
the body of the highwayman - were
found receipts bearing the rianie of Sol
omon Cohn. The second robber escaped
amid a fusillade of shots. : .
The body of the dead robber-. was
taken to the morgue, , and th'e'ipollce
are now at work trying to ppsitlvftly
identify In the pockets of ?j?is
coat were receipts from: the , Hebrew,
home for the aged dated April 1909;
which were made out to S. Conn, 1337
Laguna street, and also a receipt for
dues from the Independent Order of
Odd Fallows for April, 1909, which
bore the name of Sol Cohn.
The man is o feet 10 inches in height,
light complexioned, has two front
teeth missing and wore a black suit
of clothes. Besides the receipts there
was found in his pocket a woman's
watch; $1.07 in small .change, three
bullets and a knife with a broken
August Warmbold, the proprietor, and
Fritz Schbmberg, the bartender, were
behind the bar serving drinks when
the two men entered the side door in
Polk street. John D.Donivan and John
Fritz were at the bar. Adolph Nelson
of Fruitvale was sitting in a chair in
the middle of the room and was only
partly awakened by the fusillade of
As the two thugs entered Warmbold
noticed that they, carried revolvers In
their hands and that the lower part
of their faces were masked with hand
kerchiefs. As they came in they shout
ed, "Throw. ; up your hands, I you . fel
lows'." Donlva"n"'a"nd /Fritz complied and
backed "away from fhe, bar, ;Warmbold,
Continued. on. Page 2, Column 9
according to witnesses, while his com
panions held his rival for the girl's
affections, Sampo beat him Into in
sensibility. The three men then carried
Piscone's unconscious form to his room
and left him to die in his bed.
.This, morning Miss Cavallero went
'to the apartment and discovered his
dead body. Constable Bone was noti
fied and he arrested the three . assail
ants, who are now in the. county jail
here. Coroner Cotter has summoned a
jury and the inquest will be held to
The Cavalleros have conducted a
large miners' boarding house near Dry
town for a number of years, and the
three daughters are well known. The
father, Michael Cavalleroi is a miner.
a recent order of the Thurston county
superior, court.
When the passengers refused to pay
the advance fare the cars^ were^side
tracked, and local traffic between Seat
tle and R^verton suspendid. The Ta
coma limited trains were run through
Riverton at high speed to prevent the
Hiverton . passengers from boarding
•them, '\u25a0•\u25a0 /*_ , :
Efforts of the railway employes to
eject the offending passengers were
unsuccessful until 6 -o'clock, -when
deputy sheriffs took a hand and the
service was.resuraed.
since then two royal, physicians^ have
been constantly in attendance. .Yester
day they held two. consultations, and
their report is causing great anxiety, as
broncho pneumonia is feared. '>< King Al
bert is constantly in attendance and has
watched by her bedside- day and night.
this morning and -that Is, a sign some
body, in the family is going: to, die."
•;Why," said Barbara, /'that's me; , I'm
going: to die." '\ '\u25a0\u25a0':•'.'.'-.\u25a0;•'^v;
V I Her." mottier could draw -no "explana
tion from her, but this afternoon; while
Barbara was playing on. arpier end, she
fell between the "stringypieceß,in\r^a
barge and was drowued,f :"; *~l."~ l ." • , ' ; \u25a0"\u25a0";,
"Greek" Stows Class
Duncan Uses Fists
Man in Robss 'of
Ancient Greece
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Classic Poses Seen
During -Fight at
At Ferry
History spanned" s,ooo years as if it
were but a day when the ancient Greek
in his robes met modern
America In modern trousers on a field
of battle 7 at the ferry building Satur
day night, on which occasion Raymond
Duncan, exponent of the Greek renais
sance and brother of Isadora Duncan,
the danseuse,' classically 'sailed into a
free for all rough house with Robert
Plageman and Albert Peters, students
from the University of California,
floo^ng them, both. Victory, however,
went to the police, who, stepping in
when Duncan was counting t them- out
in Greek, hustled the three Jo the
city prison. • :^
Combat Is Classic
The combat Was a classic. 'Duncan
was cyclonic ; in his endeavors. . His
robes flew out like the sails of a racing
yacht .and his fists shot out like pis
tons. He danced t in and out. of danger
with an agility which would, win him
, at least two encores if given in a
Greek chorus dance. He was,' and
suddenly ; was not. And the puzzled
students, .dominated by an uncontroll-
able desire to make'hisr classic Greek'
countenance as /flat i as T the top 'of. a
Dutch* oven, fanned the'atmosphere in
all directions without being able to
land upon the Grecian proboscis. • This
morning the fight will be- fougrft again
in police court,' when both- sides will
give- their versions of the affray.
Duncan, his wife, his child and press
agent were gathered In the lobby of
the ferry building late Saturday night,
awaiting for- the family chariot to take
them to their simple suite of rooms at
the Palace hotel. They were partly,
but classically clad, and minded not the
stares of the modern life which seethed
around and about them.
Modernism Resented
Then, as if in contrast to the essence
of the old world culture which the Dun
can party exuded, there approached the
cream of modernism in the persons of
eight or nine 'rollicking college boys,
with sweaters and baggy trousers.
.They, had been visiting the city with
its bright lights and they were in a
happy mood. From this point on,
stories differ. Steering a medium course
between the varying tales, this is &c
counted the true history of the battle.
Ancient and modern gazed, one, upon
the other,- neither- with admiration.
The moderns talked among themselves,
perhaps in depreciation of that which
stood before "them."
Greek Lands Handily
'\u25a0"You are casting .< insults upon my
wife and child," % said the Greek. %
A quick step forward, and his right
shot. out with enviable precision, land
ing hard upon the end of the nose be
longing to Albert Peters, the college
lad who stood nearest. Then the bloody
combat started. .- •
The Greek was fast on his feet and
the lads from the university were
incumbered somewhat at first by: their
numbers. i ' * //
'Following 'up his advantage, the
Greek shot a left uppercut,to the ; jaw,
feinted with his right and landed again,
this v time; on the chin of Peters'," com
panion', Robert Plageman. Spectators
formed a ring, and for"'" a few minutes
all that could be >\u25a0 seen was a whirling
figure in white .showing naked classic
limbs. The round •" ended in fav^r 'of
the ancient. 7
The second round started after less
than the ordinary intermission. Peters
missed a hard. swing to the Jaw/ The
Greek sidestepped and danced a classic
jig as he waited for an opening. Then
he Wot his right to'the "chin. Plageman
was" in an. attitude 'of defense on \u25a0'; the
side, unable- to' make.up his mind what
to -' do.V The Greek 'whipped ' him -i. one
suddenly , under the, chin) and' Plageman
" Continued "• on Page 2, Column 17.1 7.
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Premier Hit' in Face and His As
sailant Narrowly Escapes
"Lynching j
PARIS, ,N6v: 20.— Imposing j national
ceremonies in the Tuillerles garden to
day in connection with the dedication
of a. statue- erected' to the" memory* of
Jules .Ferry, the French t statesman,
were marred by an as'saultiipon. Pre
mier Briand, who, while walking "with
President Fallieres, was struck twice
in the face by a royalist. The premier
was not seriously hurt. v
The crowd which^had gathered In the
garden set upon the premier's assailant
and determined Intervention by the re
publican, guards saved him- from being
beaten' to' death" ' ' ..
The 'incident: occurred at the con
clusion of the exercises, which were at
tended :by thousands. ' President Fal
lieres, M. Bri*nd . and the" other min
isters: were' walking toward the gate
way .when j a .manj broke » through- the
guards,'that :r lined -the .road, ; leaped to
M. Briand's - side,; and,,-, raising his
clenched fists hlgh : In^the-air^brpught
them! down with full - force- upon the
premier's ' face.
M. Briand reeled \ under: the -blows,
but: did not fall. 'As friends rushed
up to^assist' him, he cried: "I'am all
right T we* must protect .my assailant!"
The very audacity of the assault ren
dered the crowd momentarily speech
less, but 1 : a shout of anger, and cries
of '.'Kill him!" arose quickly Ifrom. all
sides, as men fought their way to lay
hands upon the assailant." "
He, was badly. Injured before the
guards, urged on: by the premier, suc
ceeded in "rescuing'him. . The. man was
taken before a magistrate - and • gave
the name of Lacour.
He said ~ he was - a member of the
executive committee of the Camelots dv
Rol, an organization of. young.royallsts,
jand that : : he wished - to' strike at the
republic in the person of Briand.
The Camelots dv Rol met tonight and
unanimously elected Lacour vice 'presi
dent of : the. association in token of their
sympathy and admiration of his act.
. The statue to M. ~ Ferry was erected
by the public school children of France
and the colonies, two millions of which
each i subscribed 1 cent!
A' golden book containing the names
of the two , million: subscribers was
placed" in 'a receptacle J. beneath - the
statuft.'* / •. ; ' -j " '\u25a0>
r O^ffp^r WE A THER
;YESTERQdfV§-Highcst temperature, 62:
/^lon>^Saturdasnight,. AS.
FORECA^FORJODAY— Cloudy; prob-
Zi-^yr^^^iiiight southwest wind. ' j
Nearly 2,000 Insurgents Are
Known to Have Passed
Over the Border
General Outbreak Fails to Begin,
but Clash Occurs at
GALVESTON'. Tex., Nor. 20.—
Nearly 2,000 Mexicans are
, known to have crossed the
i border into Mexico last night and
| today, confirming the rumors that
the revolutionary party % is 1 carry
ing out well defined plans in the
movement against the present admin
istration. Many of these men crossed
the Rio Grande through the regular
\ gateways, for there is no law against
: Mexicans returning to their own coun
try. Many others, however, passed
over the river at isolated points, where
the water was low, and many were
held up and examined, but, carrying
no arms, were permitted to enter.
Expeditions Pursued
Many others crossed the border
under cover and carried arms, and in
several instances these small expedi
tions were pursued.
A party of ten Mexicans, carrying a
supply of guns and ammunition, evad
ed the American officers on the bor
der, and got Into Mexico during Fri
day night, secreting themselves until
Saturday night, when they attempted
to continue their journey Inland, pur
sued by Rurales. and all except three
were captured with the guns and am
tiarcia Is Followed
Ferdinand Garcia, a wealthy Mexl
can<and anti-re-electionist. passed over
the border today into Mexico. He has*
been making his headquarters in Texas
for several months. He said he was
merely going back to look after some
of his property interests. Mexican se
cret service agents followed him and in
fact have been .marking his every
movement for several weeks.
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Fighting {it Guerrero
LAREDO, Tpx., Nov. — Fighting
occurred at Guerrero. Mexico, today.
Reports reaching l^aredo are that -an
outbreak took ptace in that village, in
the state of Coahuila. and that the
federal troops are in control, exercising
martial law.
Guerrero is about 50 miles from Co
tulla, Tex., in a western direction, and
is in' the district to which Francisco I.
Madero. the alleged revolutionist, waa
making his way when he was last seen
in . Texas. The Madero estates lie in
that part of Mexico.
No further word has been heard of
Madero himself and it is presumed that
he through the cordon of
American officers which, it is reported,
had been thrown out to effect his ar
rest, and was in the neighborhood of,
Guerrero when the affray occurred.
Insurrection Slumbers
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20.— The Insur
rection, which was said to have been
planned for today against the govern
ment of Mexico, failed to materialize.
Sunday passed without unusual inci
dent, and while the authorities have
not relaxed their vigilance, H Is be
lieved no further trouble will occur.
Special dispatches received here to
night from many places, including Vera
Cruz, Puebla, Pachuca and Orezaba.
said that everything had been quiet
all day' in those cities.
Two mine bosses were arrested in
Pachuca and brought here. It Is be
lieved that they are suspected of hav
ing been implicate^ In the plot against
the government. - \u25a0
A dispatch : from Pachuca said that
the children of three women, who are
In jail charged with firing on the sol
diers In the Puebla fight, are being
cared for by a German woman.
Forty Were Killed
-^ A newspaper .correspondent who re
turned to Mexico City tonight said not
more than 40 persons were killed in
the fight at the house of Aulles Cer
dan. Sixteen of the dead were revo
lutionists, he said, and the others? were
members of the police force, soldiers
and 'spectators. The correspondent es
timated the number of wounded at
about 125, and among them were many
persons innocent of any wrongdoing-,
but who happened to be In the vicinity
at the time and were victims of stray
• Reports received tonight from Santa
Cruz, a town between here and Puebla,
said the demonstration there last nl«ht
was of short duration. A party of
Revolutionists, MCall in number,, at- 1

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