IJIVERY and FEED
Single Rigs for ladies. (Hood
Carriages and Rigs any time.
First class aeeotnotlations.
Water-proof shoes, $1.85 at
RASMUSSEN & JENSEN'S.
Will McFarlniie went down to Anita
Saturday and then went out in the
country and passed a pleasant Sunday
with a friend, returning home Mon
Mrs. Frank P. Bradley arrived from
Council Bluffs, Wednesday evening,
to pay a visit to Mrs. \V. H. Cowles
ana to meet her many friends and
It has been announced in church,
that Miss Belle McGuire and Thomas
McGall are noon to be married. Each
are worthy young people and will
share the burdens of life nobly.
Chas. Bagley and family went to
^Atlantic and remained over Sunday
with bis parents. Chas. came back
llonday to attend to business but Mrs.
Bagley remained to continue her visit
for a few days.
Mrs. H. M. Talbott departed for Har
lan today to visit a few days with her
sister, Mrs. John T. Minor and then on
to her new home at Donnybrook,
North Dakota, where Mr. Talbott went
last week to prepare for her future
home. These people wili be missed as
they have been identified with the in
terests of Audubon for the past twen
ty years, being members of the M. K.
church and faithful Sunday School
workers. Mrs. Talbott is president of
the Columbian club of which she is a
respected and honored member. They
leave with the best wishes of their
friends, who hope and trust that
through the tide of years to come they
may surround themselves with true
friends who will make life's pleasant
to them in their new home where new
ties and new relatives in life are to be
Neglect Hearts Danger.
Dou't ncgleot billiouenesa aud constipation
Tour health will suffer perm&nonttly if you do.
DeWitt's Little Early Risers euro such cases.
M. B. Smith, Butteruut, Mich says DeWitt's
Little Early Risers are the most satisfactory
ever took. Never gripe or cause nausea."
Nick Dotting & Co.
VAGARIES OF THE TIDES.
Curlunn Currents In the Ocean and
There are as many vagaries in the
waters as in the winds. Why, for in
stance, should three great ocean cur
rents send their warm waters across
the wide Pacific, Atlantic and around
the Cape of Good Hope? There have
been many theories advanced to solve
the problem of their origin, but all
have proved fallacious. Other and
equally mysterious currents exist in
well nigh all parts of the world. The
tides are so erratic different parts of
the world that: one hesitates to accept
the theory that the moon controls them
THE TOUCH DOES IT
Benson's Plasters are like your other
friends—they hate to see you in pain or
in weakness and are dog-tired hearing yon
complain aboat it. Tliey want to cure you
and send you along to your business—whole
and happy. They can do it and will do it.
Try them on. What for? Why for any
cough or cold you may be troubled with, or
any bothering pain or ache, or worry with
kidneys or liver. Possibly some old clutch
-of muscular rheumatism renders an arm or
a leg worth only half price just now. For
anything that makes the machine work slow
and stiff, with pain maybe in the motion of
it, clap aBensoii'sPorous Plaster squarely on
the bad spot. They are the get-out-to-morrow
plasters—not the sort that go to sleep on
your skin like a cat on a cushion. TOiere
is comfort and speedy relief in' the touch of
ihem. No other external remedy, no mat
ter how made or how culled, is worthy
to live in the same street with Ben
con's Plasters. Pains and ailments melt
away under them as a sheet of ice does un
der the Spring sun. You cannot foretell
the weather but you can always foretell
the effect of Benson's Plasters it is as
sure as the effect of a hot breakfast in a
hungry man's stoitfuch. But look out for
substitutes. Get the genuine. All drug
gists, or we will prepay postage on any
number ordered in the United States on
receipt of 25u. each.
In all cases.
It is on record that the sea has run
for weeks out of the Java sea through
the strait of Sunda and thence back
again tor a like period without any per
ceptible rise or fall during those times.
Then there is the equatorial current
that flows into the Caribbean sea, the
ever Uowing current to the eastward
around Cape Horn, the cold stream
flowing from the icy regions of the
north past 'Newfoundland and Nova
Scotia and along the American coast
to the extreme end of Florida, the con
tinual current running with a velocity
of from four to five knots an hour
through the strait of Gibraltar into
the Mediterranean sea, the swift cur
rent running across the rocks and
shoals off the end of Billiton island,
which apparently starts from nowhere
and ends somewhere in the vicinity of
the same place, and the current which,
starting half way up the China sea,
runs from two to tliree knols an hour
to the northeast and finally ends ab
ruptly oif the north end of Luzon.
Then we have those tidal vagaries
known the world over as bores. Resi
dents on Severn side are familiar with
them, aud those that run up the Hu
gli and Irawaddy rivers from side
to side in a zigzag shape till they reach
their limit, often tearing ships from
their anchorage, originate nobody
knows where or why. The rush of wa
ters iu the bay of Fundy is nothing
but a huge bore sweeping all before it
to Dakota or Minnesota
any day in the week
up to the head of the bay till the waters
have risen to the height of fifty or six
ty feet. Off Southampton we have the
double tides, while at Singapore it has
been observed for days at a -time that
there has been but the one rise and
fall in the twenty-four hours. The tides
may be and very often appear as
though they were "moonstruck," but
they certainly are not controlled with
hard aud fast rules by that or any oth
er body.—London Shipping World.
1'rlvatc Gambling In Russia.
There Is a good deal of gambling in
society in England, but it is nothing to
what goes on in llussia, says the Lou
don Candid Friend. Vint, preference
and roulette are the principal games.
The second is the most popular in army
circles, while many ladies of the high
est rank keep roulette tables and have
regular "evenings," on which play goes
on for very high stakes. As is usually
the case at roulette, the bank mostly
wins, and the hostess takes good care
to keep the bank.
One of the most notorious of these
private dens is run by two ladies eft
the highest rank and connections. Only
the fine flour of the society of St. Pe
tersburg are admitted, and the entree
Is eagerly sought. The stakes are high,
the plunging otten desperate, aud uien
have been known to leave these salons
In a financial condition which ap
proaches rum. The princesses, howev
er, make a handsome income out ol the
Seabury & Johnson, Mfg. Chemists, N.Y.
Free Trip Ticket
Owing to the constant and growing demand for
cheaper lands for a home or for an investment, we
have made arrangements with the largest and most
reliable land company in the northwest for the sale
of tlieir lands comprising at present 188,000 acres,
both prairie and improved farms. We have visited
these lands for the past three years and know their
worth, and back our judgment by investing our
money, owning at present several farms.
Do not let anyone confuse you who offers land
for sale they have never seen. Do not buy grazing
land in the dry belt, thinking it is good for farm
ing purposes. Do not forget we have arrangements
made so that we can give free tickets to purchasers
any day in the week and every week in the year.
It has cost us money and hard work to perfect these
arrangements but if you go with us you reap the
benefits of our efforts.
-a Full particulars and any desired information
given to all who desire to know of this country.
Call and see us any day and learn of this growing
C. A. MARLIN.
one thinks the worse of
Headache stopped In 20 minutes by
Miles'R 'IN PILLS. "One cent, a dose."
John Campbell is again home at
tending to his blacksmith duties.
Miss Rosa Scbroeder entered the
high school this week to finish the
8. P. Petersen was down to Audu
bon, Saturday, transacting business
Prof. .Will Cunningham was a busi
ness caller in Audubon Tuesday even
ing between trains.
Tom McMichael was one of the farm
ers who topped the market last week
with hogs of his own raising.
Miss Belle Lancelot is home, this
week, from her school work in Carroll
enjoying the spring vacation.
Ol Mease has been dealing this weok
with parties to sell his big horses, but
we did not hear if he succeeded.
J. W. Lacy, who lives over by Ded
ham, was in town Tuesday visiting
relatives and transacting business.
John Garber was somewhat elated,
this week, on having his wheat mostly
sown and ready for the warm sunshine.
A great many began seeding the first
few warm days we had but Monday
they could not get out and follow the
Several of the teachers in Gray have
concluded to do something else this
spring, as the wages* are too low too
Peter ychrader has had a very sick
horse, the past week. It is a horse
worth $120.00 and one he did not care
George Gray departed for Chicago,
Sunday morning, where he expects to
remain a few days and then go to his
ranch in Texas.
Orin Welch, ona of the best farmers
around Gray, purchased about $300.00
worth of blooded horses before George
Gray went to Chicago.
Gleaners of old rubbers were in town
this week looking after all the old rub
bers they could find and getting them
as cheap as they could.
Joe Cann departed, Monday, to look
up several lana deals. Joe is not satis
fied in a store and is only happy when
he is out chasing big deals.
Will Barger has been dealing the
past week and Tuesday we under
stand closed the deal with Jim Huff
man for his property in town.
Albert Polzin was in town the other
day and. took a windmill home with
him from the dealers here and will
now let nature do his pumping.
Gustav Ress was in town, Tuesday,
looking over the buggies of the imple
ment firm here and finding one that
suited him he purchased it and took it
The subject at the U. B. church next
Sunday will be The Atonement."
Special music has been prepared for
the service and all are cordially in
vited to be present.
Chas. O'Mel. of Sioux City, has come
aud assumed charge of the general
store of Joe Cann. He is a young man
of wide experience and is making sev
eral changes in the store.
Jeston Quiniby, the hustling geuer
al agent for the American Mutual In
surance Company, of Des Moines,
was up Tuesday helping the local
agent J. E. McGuire turn in some good
K. H. Kettlesen, who went down to
Virginia some time ago, returned last
Saturday throughly convinced that
the soil of that country does not com
pare with this and hence did not pur
T. B. Crevellng will start his two
wagons next Monday and then rain or
shine his patrons may expect to see
the boys at their door offering them
just the thing they need most to al
low them lo remain at home.
1 wish to thank my neighbor for
their kind assistance in helping me'
iu raising the heavy timbers of my
barn and take this opportunity of pub
licly acknowledging my indebtedness
to them. WM. SHAW.
The vote of the people last Monday
showed that the majority were in fav
or of the tax to be levied for the water
works. This shows that they appre
ciate the fact that they need protection
and are willing to pay for what they
We were privileged the other day of
looking at a clipping from one of the
county papers describing the records
of and home coming of the hook and
ladder team from Marshalltown. The
clipping was shown us by James Kos
Dr. Hoxsey, who was here sometime
ago to look the field over, as a possible
opening, has decided that there is
room for two good doctors and will
make (Jray his future home. He has
rented the property where John Lacy
lives and is moving in this week.
Mrs. Albert Rudnick received the
sad intelligence, Monday, that her
mother had passed away at her home
at Lowdeu and she started immediate
ly to go there, so as to be present at
the last sad rites to be said as they laid
a loved mother in her last resting
The Junior Christian Endeavor will
be organized at 2:30 next Saturday af
ternoon and all children under four
teen are invited to be present. This is
one of the most pleasant organi/.a
tions in the church and all the little
folks should avail themselves of the
opportunity of attending.
The new barn of Wm. Shaw, south
of town, is now fast being erected as a
crowd of about thirty of his neighbors
came in last weeK and gave him a reg
ular old time barn raising. He lias
been somewhat delayed by his carpen
ter being sick, but things are now run
ning smoothly and will be until it is
T. B. (..'reveling has concluded it is
too much bother to keep the telephone
central longer in his store and has so
notified Prof. Hocker. We did not
learn where it will go, or who will
have charge of it iu the future. Mr
Crevelingmade a good man in the psio
tion, as he has.always been careful and
painstaking in looking after every call
while it lias been here and it too was
often an inconvenience to care for it.
The city election has come and gone
and with it the usual jests and good
natured rivalry. None of the returns
show the results will bring in a con
test as all are perfectly satisfied. The
defeated candidates of course proclaim
each a reason for their defeat. The
officers as given us stand:
W. J. Lancelot, Mayor.
C. E. Mertz, "i
E. E. Beems,
Chas. Newell, Couucil'n short term.
Peter Perion, Clerk.
J. E. McGuire, Treasurer.
Chat Dustin, Assessor.
Jacob Bald aud Emma Meyer were
married Wednesday at ten o'clock, at
the Lutheran church, southwest of
town. Both are residents of Lincoln
township and are yqung people who
will make a success in the world. They
begin work at once on his father's
farm where he will share the profits
thereof. After the services at the
church the chosen ones went to the
home of the bride, where they had a
dinner served that was a wonder, the
amazement and the delight of all who
were served. The young people receive
the best wishes of all their friends for
future prosperity and happiness.
A WOMDEfif ESCAPE.
Terrible Hviiorfococ of Hunter
Willi mi Indian Ilniil.
One of flit1 an st remarkable instances
of the escape of a white man from the
Indians was that ot John Colter, a fa
mous hunter and trapper. On the day
ill question he and Ins companion were
surrounded by tuu savage warriors.
The companion was instantly killed,
and Colter was captured. Mis foes had
no intention of saving his life, how
ever. They wanted the sport of put
ting linn to the torture or at least of
playing with lnni as a cat plays with a
mouse. The chief asked lnni if he
could run. He said, "Not much."
Ke was released and told to save his
life if he could.
Colter darted away at high speed,
and most of the 000 savages set off aft
er him. There was a plain before him
six miles wide, bounded on the far side
by a river fringed with'trees. Colter
had always been famous as a runner,
and his practice now stood him in good
stead. Lie made straight across the
plain for the stream, and the yells of
his pursuers lent him wings. His foes
had removed every shred of clothing
from ins body, aud the plain was cov
ered with prickly pears, so that his un
protected feet were lacerated at every
Half way across the plain he glanced
back and saw that only a few Indiana
were following him. Again lie ran on
and soon realized that one of his pur
suers was nearing linn. He redoubled
his efforts, and blood gushed from his
nostrils and flowed down over his
The fringe of trees was near, but a
hasty backward look showed him the
pursuing brave close upon him with
spear raised. Moved by a sudden im
pulse, Colter stopped, turned and faced
the savage with outstretched arms.
The Indian was so taken aback at
this unexpected movement that he
stumbled and fell! This was Colter's
opportunity. He ran back, seized the
spear and, pinning his antagonist to
the ground, ran on.
Otlier savages came on, fiercer than
before at the death of their comrade,
but Colter reached the trees, plunged
Into their midst and then into the rivet
and swam to a pile of driftwood thai
had lodged. lie dived beneath it and
stuck his head up between two logs
covered with smaller timbers and
The Indians came up and searched
for several hours, but failed to find
him. Again and again they walked
over the driftwood. Luckily they did
not fire it, as he feared they would.
At last they went away. Then Colter
swam out and fled through the forest.
Seven days he went on, living on
roots and berries, with no clothing, un
til at last ho reached a trading post on
the Bighorn river. He never fully re
covered from the effects of this terrible
FOR CUBAN RECIPROCITY.
Ways and Means Committee Vote Re
port on Bill.
Washington, April 1.—The ways
and means committee voted to report
the Cuban reciprocity bill. The vote
was 1.1 to 5. Two Republicans—Taw
ney and Metcalfe—voted against the
bill. All amendments were defeated.
Following the action ot the commit
tee the Republican members who op
pose the bill held a conterence. About
30 members were present, represent
ing the various states represented In
sugar production. No material action
was taken, but the discussion was in
the line of continuing the contest on
the floor ot the house. It is said, how
ever, that the opposition will be from
members individually rather than trom
a compact and organized opposition.
After 4fre meeting it was stated that
about 30 Republicans would speak and
vote against the measure. The ways
and means, leaders are confident the
measure will pass, probably by Repub
lican votes. In any event, there Is
said to be more than sufficient Demo
cratic support of the bill to offset the
Agulnaldo Called to Testify.
Manila, April 1.—Aguinaldo, with
General Chaffee's permission, was In
court yesterday in answer to a sub
poena calling upon him to testify in
the suit brought against Seuor Waldez,
the editor ot a Spanish weekly paper
here, by two Filipino members of the
United States Philippine commission
Dr. Pardo, lor the liberal party, and
Benoto Legarda, but Ins evidence was
not allowed on the ground that the
truth ot the article complained of was
Clint Bates spent, last Sunday visit
ing at the home ot Jack O'Brien, east
Markets as they closed Tuesday:—^
Corn, 47c: wheat, 55c: oats, .IGc hogs,
$6.00 to $0.20.
Mrs. Ben Gas'on, of Audubon, was
up Tuesday, between trains, visiting
her many friends in Ross.
F. L. Taylor marketed something
over six hundred bushels of oats, the
first of the week, so we understand.
J. J. Courtney was iu town, Tues
day, and took home with him a line
new set of harness, purchased of Geo
Tuesday seemed to be fence day iu
Ross as the various people were busy
getting their gardens so they can keep
the chickens out and raise their own
The Sunday School at Ross gave
•juite a pleasant entertainment Easter
day and all who took part performed
their part in a very credible and sat
A Mr. Campbell, who is district
representative of the Piano binder,
was in town this week driving with
Bates aud Wilde, and they made some
Ed. Bates was in town, Tuesday,
looking around to see all the boys,
lie is very busy putting up a new
barn at his home aud will soon have a
very modern place.
John Baker, up by Dedham, was
down, Tuesday, and purchased ot the
boys a good gang plow so he will be
able to do his work this spriug faster
than ever before and with less men.
Chas. Wilde is planning to move to
Ross, next week. He is not, as yet,
decided where to move as there will
have to be several changes. He expects
to build as soon as he can get lots and
Miss Ethel Kitson, who has been
spending some time in the state capi
tal, returned home last week much to
the satisfacton of a young fellow
whose' face has been wreathed in
smiles ever since.
J. J. Quimby purchased the lots
west of Stemm's shop, the first of the
week. We did not learn what John
is going to put up on them, or it he
expects to start a bank. We will,
doubtless, learn this later.
J. F. Luse was in town, last week,
and iuvoiced his goods aud now is
selling everything at a very low fig
ure. He will soon be rid of things the
way they are selling, and then he will
be ready for auother trade.
Jim Rice aud wile drove over from
Kiikiuan„Tuesday, and Jim immedi
ately began work in the store J. F.
Luse recently traded for. Jim is a
familiar figure in town and his many
friends are glad to see him again.
Nels Olseu, Si. Sampson and W. VV.!
Weston shipped six care of stock to
Chicago, Tuesday morning. Each one:
of them represents one who knows!
stock and how to care for it and gen
erally puts nothing but good stock on
Billy Graves, who has ruu the'
blacksmith shop here for the past year,1
paclied his trunk and tools and de-1
parted and now the town is without a
blacksmith. This is a good point for a
shop and some good man would do
well to settle here permanently.
HANNA BEFRIENDS RATHBONE.
Failing to Secure Pardon from Presi
dent He Will Appeal to Congress.
Washington, April 1.—The Post
says that Senator Hanna proposes to
introduce a Lull which will provide for
the trial OL Estes G. Rathboue, recent
ly tried in Cuba for frauds in connec
tion with the postoffice scandal, by a
court in the United States, under
American laws and under American
methods. The senator says he be
lieves in Rathbone's honesty notwith
standing his conviction, and claims
that under our laws evidence not ad
missible under the Cuban procedure
will aid Rathbone.
Speaking ot the call of Senator Han
na on the president and the former's
request tor a. pardon for Rathbone.
the Post says: "It is quite likely, of
course, that some consideration will
be shown Reeves, who turned state's
evidence. The attitude of the admin
istration toward Rathbone and Neely
will, however, be firm."
A Lincoln Reanoii.
Speaking- of gray hair puts me in
miud ot Hates Attorney General
Bates, you know—aud of one of Liu
coin's remarks. We were all going one
day out trom Washington to Tennally
town—the president, Secretary Chase,
Mr. Bates and myself—to see General
McClellan review the Pennsylvania re
serves. Bates' hair, I noticed, had re
tained its original dark color in perfect
freshness, while liis beard was almost
as white as mine is now. It was an ex
ception to the usual law, and I asked
Mr. Bates after he had spoken of tho
peculiarity if he knew any especial
reason for it. He said he didn't, but
the president exclaimed laughiugly:
"Why, don't you know? It's because he
uses his chin more than he does his
Naming the Baby.
"Have you named tho baby?" asked
the admiring ucighbor.
"Not yet," said the proud young
mother. "We're going to christen him
"Dear me! What an odd name! I'd
almost as soon call him after Robinson
Crusoe's man Friday and be done-fyith
BREAD AND BRIDES.
THE PARTS VIANDS PLAY IN MAR
Svreethenrt Cake* of a Dutcli Dam*
del EByitlnn PrideKrooma Must
Work For Their Sapper—Wine In
China—Married by Candy.
The important part which different
.iands play in marriage ceremonies
makes rather an interesting story.
For example, the Swedish bride fills
her pocket with bread, which she dis
penses to every one she meets on her
way to church, every piece she gives
away averting, as she bglieves, a mis
On the threshold of her new home a
bride in Ser\ ia is presented with a
plate of bonbons, one of which she and
the bridegroom share between them,
the divided bonbon signifying that no
bitterness shall divide them. A sieve
of wheat corn is also given to the bride.
Of this she takes three handfuls,
throws it over her head, emptying the
sieve upon tho ground. The scattered
corn denotes that the bride brings joy
and prosperity into her new home. The
bride is still outside-the door, nor can
bhe enter until she has placed two
loaves of bread beneath her arms and
taken a bottle of wine into her hands.
With these emblems she at length
crosses the threshold of her future
homfc. At the first meal of the newly
married pair bread and wine must be
taken by both to denote that thence
forward all they have shall be equally
divided between them and that their
married life shall be passed in unity
A Russian wooing culminates in the
betrothal feast, at which the bride elect
in return for a long tress of hair which
she has given to the bridegroom re
ceives bread and salt and an almond
In Holland if a young man is in love
with a girl and wishes to ask her hand
in njarriage he buys a small sweet
cake and, wrapping it up in soft paper,
proceeds to the house of his inamorata.
He is ushered into the midst of the
family circle. Without a word he
walks up to the young lady and lays
the cake on the table before her. The
rest of the family affect not to notice
anything unusual and continue their
work or their reading. The young man
turns aside and talks to the father or
mother on some very ordinary subject,
keeping his eyes eagerly fixed on the
girl while he is conversing. If she ac
cepts his offer, she takes up the cake
and eats it. If she is a coquettish
damsel, she tortures the young man by
turning it over and playing with it be
fore she decides to taste it and then en
raptures him by eating it to the last
crumb. If, on the other hand, she
wishes to have nothing more to do
with her admirer, she puts it back on
the table. The young man takes up/
the cake and, with a "Vaarvoal byza
men," leaves the house. The matter is
then kept a profound secret by both
families, and the outer world never
hears of it. In place of a wedding cake
(d Holland wedding candies are given
—"bruid zuikers" they are called.
They are passed around by children
and are served in flower trimmed has
Bride puddiug is the name of the
piece de resistance served at a Norse
peasant wedding. This is not brought
on the table until the last day of the.
festivities, three or five days beiug
given up to feasting and merrymaking.
The appearance of the bride pudding
(b the signal of dismissal, and at the.
close of the feast tho guests say fare
well, presenting at the same time their
gifts, which consist of cash. This the'
bride receives, the bridegroom present
ing each donor with a glass of wine.
Partaking ol two tiny glasses of wine
Is all the ceremony necessary to make
a marriage in some Chinese provinces,
provided a quantity of fireworks are
set off. These are to wake the "great
joss" from his sleep that be may wit
ness the ceremony.
At a Hebrew wedding man and wife
sip from one cup of wine, symbolizing
participation in the joys and pain of
earthly life. The emptied goblet is
placed on the floor aud crushed into a:
thousand pieces by the bridegroom,
who thus shows that be will put his
foot oil all evils that may enter the
At an Egyptian wedding feast meat
is not eaten because of the belief that
it would lead to future bickerings be
tween tlieui. Eggs fruits and sweets
are served. The first meal the new
house cannot be touched until, after
every device known to the bridegroom
the bride has been at last induced to
speak. Once she utters a word, he claps
his hands, and supper is brought to
Married by candy is the plan iu Bur
ma. Of all marriage rites this takes
the palm for conciseness and sweet
simplicity. Here the dusky lady takes
the initiative. Seeing a youth who
leases her, she offers him a sweet. If
accepts her proposal, he promptly
cats the tokeu of affection, aud they
are thereby made man aud wife. In
the act of eating alone this most prim
itive rite consists. If the youth be not
favorably disposed, he remarks with
all gallantry that that particular caitdy
Is not to his taste, and the mutter is
ended. In Maudalay throe weeks after
a marriage kinsmen bring the bride
groom a bowl of rice, a vessel of wine
aud a fowl, much of which collation is
sacrificed to the spirits of ancestors.
A Bagoda bride—in the Philippines—
if she be good looking and the daughter
of a warrior, is sold by her father for
about W0, which sum is not given iu
money, but in vegetables and chickens.
One way of estimating such things Is
at the price of a brass gong. Such a
gong is worth thirty silver dollars, and
it is a valuable maiden indeed who will
brine two bras* jroturs.—What to Knt
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