Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 07, 1918, Image 1

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    Madmen Army Disarm isjSoldiers fort# Wtifar Cars and Equipment Befovi rtm^iwi^
\ ®ie olac-Independent. ' > /
Sproul and Beidleman Have
Majorities Greater Than
Ever Given in State
Senator Beidleman Leads His
Ticket, With One County
lo Hear From
Governor-elect William C. Sprout
and Lieutenant Governor-elect Ed
ward E. Beidleman received great
er majorities at the November elec
tion than ever recorded in Pennsyl
vania in belief of officials at the
State Capitol who to-day tinished
the official computation of the votes
returned by all of the counties ex
cept Luzerne where the soldier and
sailor vote is in question in the
courts. Without Luzerne Senator
Sproul received a total of 535,901.
while the total vote for all of his
opponents was 37,944 and his plu
rality over Eugene C. Bonniwell,
344,255. The same counties give
Senator Beidleman a total of 537,-
53" votes, a plurality over J. Wash
in \ a Logue of 272,059. The com
bined vote of his opponents was 313,-
The Republican candidates for
t'ongress-at-Large won by large ma
jorities and Judge John W. Kephart i
led the field with 209,696 votes for |
Supreme Court, Alexander Simpson, i
Jr., having 147,753.
The road loan amendment to the
constitution is shown to have been '
carried in the sixty-six counties re- |
porting by 258,892 majority, while j
the Philadelphia debt limit amend- <
ment, the second on the list carried
by over 135,000.
The aggregate vßte of the sixty
six counties was announced as fol- \
Judge of the Supreme Court i
Edwin M. Abbott 40,355 ,
Joseph W. Bouton 26,722 .
Henry Budd 10,961 1
A. V. Lively 7,925 |
Edward J. Eox 69,872 [
John W. Kephart 209,696 i
Joseph J. Kintner 11,093
Charles B. Lenahan 59,827 j
Alexander Simpson, Jr. .. 147,753 ;
Judge Superior Court
Stephen H. lluselton 103,656 j
William D. Porter 400,830 j
William C. Sproul, R 535,901 j
Eugene C. Bonniwell, D. .. 291,746!
Charles Selil, S. 18,346
E. J. Fithlan, P 26,857 I
Robert C. Macauley, S. T. . 977 !
Scattering ' 18 I
Lieutenant Governor
E. E. Beidleman, R 537,53 d J
J. Washington Logue, D. . . 265,480
Ualton T. Clarke, S 21,078
K. E. Whittlesey, P 25,483 !
William R. McKntght, ST. 1,933
Scattering 12 1
Secretary of Internal Affairs
James P. Woodward. R. .. 534,663 i
Asher R. Johnson, D 260,850 I
William Adams, S 21,848 !
T. H. Hamilton, P 24,993 |
Jerome C. Rels, S. T 1,486
Scattering 7 |
Representatives in Congrcss-at-
William J. Burke, R 530,815 j
Thomas S. Crago, R. 513,243 I
Mahlon M. Garland, R. ... 514,917!
Anderson H. Walters, K. .. 510,697 1
Joseph F. Gorman, D 263|464 I
Fred Ikeler, D 252,081 I
J. Calvin Strayer, D '
ijamuel R. Tarner, D 253|04 6 i
Cog. M. Bixler, S 22,709 I
John C. Euler, S j
Henry W. Schiegel, S 2L358 ;
Harry T. Vaughn, S 20,623 !
O. D. Brubakcr, P 28,495 I
Albert Gaddis, P 24,690 j
Elisha Kent Kane, P 25H96 i
E. L. McKee, P 23,206
John W. Dix, S. T 2 054 '
Oliver McKnight, S. T. . RBB9 i
Calvin B. Power, S. T. ... 1,448 '
Lewis Ryan, S. T 1902 I
Scattering ' 49 I
Proposed, Amendments to the COM- j
No. I.
y. es 374,694 i
■ No - 115,802
No. 2. —
es 256,553 I
No 119.655 j
By Associated Press
Washington, Dec. 7.—Nine mil- i
lion pounds of candy for the armv '
has just been ordered bv the War 1
Department. ami R was an
nounced to-day that a consider 1
able part of it would be rushed
overseas In time to insure a plen- '
tiful supply for Christmas. Other I
special purchases for the expedl- 1
| tionary forces include 565 000 I
j gallons of pickles.
For Hnrrisliurg mid vleinltyt
I loud.v mill wnriuer to-night,
with lowest terniicrnturc nhout
341 degrees; Sunday mini,
cloudy, . I
For Eastern Pennsylvania! Cloudv
and wnrmer to-night; Sunday
portly cloudy; warmer In rust
port lon | moderate south and
southwest winds.
The Susquehanna river anil all Its !
branches will rail slowly or re
main nenrly stntlonnry. A stage
of about 4.05 feet Is Indleatril
for Hnrrlsliurg Sunday morning.
tlenernl Conditions
The storm that was central on I I
Ihe New England eonsl, Friday ' '
morning, has moved olf seaward, |
and the high pressure nren from !
Ihe central part of the country |'
has drifted eastward to the At
lantic coo-*
No Wonder the Grindstone Hummed
I •
Eli N. Hershey is president of the Rotary Club but he ground the axes for the Ktwanis choppers
just the same. Howard C. Fry resented the allegation that-he was putting as many nicks in his trusty
blade as he was in the fallen tree.
[Father of Steclton Youth Tells
l on Witness Stand of
Fight in Store
Vasil Dundoff, the Steelton youth
I who is on trial for his life, charged
: with murder, may know his fato late
] this ufternoon or early this evening,
i All the testimony in the trial hud
i been heard at noon to-day, and court
jadourned until 1.30 o'clock, Judge
IS. J. M. McCarrell announcing that
I the attorneys should limit their ar
| guments to the jury, making it as
I short as possible. Both District At
torney Michael K. Stroup and Wll
i liar H.Earnest and Oscar G. Wicker
[ sham, the latter two attorneys for
I the defendant, ugreed.
| During the morning session of
I court many character witnesses were
i called for the defense, all of them
j testifying that the defendant up to
jthe time of the shooting had been
j known as an honest, industrious
I youth. Among these witnesses were
many prominent businessman and
I officials of the borough.
Has Good Character
County Treasurer Mark Mumnia,
I formerly tax collector in the bor
lough, said he had known the family
| about six years and knew Vasil to be
lone of the best young men in Steelt
j ton. When cross-examined by the
I district attorney, Mr. Mumnia said
I the youth's reputation was as good
jus the best. Others called by the
I defense were M. R. Alleman, Chief
jof Police Grove, Irvin M. Durnbaugh,
ex-chief of police; Claude Brinscr,
Prank Knoderer, Matthew M. Cu-
Isack, postmaster; Edwin M. Bennett,
lit postal employe, and Benjamin P.
j MoNenr Jr. Counsel for the defense
| also said he intended to call William
jH. Nell, president of the People's
Continued on Page 2
Output of Red Cross Is
Steadily Growing Despite
Signing of Armistice
j The* largest monthly total of pro
| duetlon in six months was announced
| this morning by the llarrisburg
! chapter. American Red Cross, as the
| result of the past month's efforts of
| Red Cross volunteers, toiling in har
mony with the "carry on" policy of
j the organization. For thq montii of
I November, .12,755 articles is the sum
I total of the chapter's activities, us
i announced in the report of the
Woman's Bureau, made public to
jday by Miss Anno McCormick, di
| rector, and Mrs. G. H. Orth, execu
i tive secretary.
i Despite the announcement that
I armistice terms are signed and peace
jis here, it is the Red Cross policy
outlined in the report to carry 6n
| activities. A glance at the report.
! giving the number of articles turned
I out, is sufficient evidence to show
I that the local chapter is in hearty
I accord with this policy,
j The total work accomplished by
i workers In the knitting department
I was 3,173 articles; surgical dressings
total was 21,682; miscellaneous arti
cles, 355; hospital garments and sup
plies, 5,926, and refugee garments?
1,619. Two hundred sweaters and
four comfort kits were presented to
soldiers. Sock machines turned out
157 pairs during the month. Ninety
four cases, containing a total of 48,-
76T artlc'es, were shipped during the
Yankee Officers Meet
Coblenz Burgomaster;
Enemy Gets Out Today
By Associated Press
Amsterdam, Dec. 7. —Five Amer
ican officers arrived at Coblenz on
Thursday and conferred with the
burgomaster, ihe local German com
mander and the railway authorities,
according to the Cologne Gazette.
The newspaper says (he last Ger
man troops will leave Coblenz to- 1
British troops entered Cologne at
4 o'clock yesterday afternooa
——— c
1 r ~i
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Public Inspection to Be Per
mitted Between 3 and 5
of That Day
ij '
! | After a conference between tlie •
1 owners and the officials of the Unit
j ed Hotels Company, which will man- 1
age the new Penn-llarris Hotel, it
has been definitely decided to have |
! the formal opening of the city's lead- j
| lug place of entertainment on New 1
| Year's eve, December 31. From 3 I
! | to 5 o'clock on the afternoon of that i
j day the hotel will be opened for in- j
■ | spection by the public, the sentiment'
I' of all concerned being in favor of ]
f 1 the people of llarrisburg and Cen- I
Mtral Pennsylvania having the first |
f view of the splendid building and Its I
• I appointments.
[j At 7 o'clock the formal reception j
fi to the directors and stockholders1
I will be given, to be followed with
i dancing in tb great ballroom. There
s will he special music and it is inti
■ mated that a distinguished singer
• will add to the pleasure of the eve
■ nlng.
! The formal reception and dinner
II on New Year's eve is to be followed
- by a larger banquet to Which some
'[hundreds will be Invited under the
t j auspices of the management of the
• | hotel. This banquet will probably
1 i take place within a month after the
' formal opening.
JlSo the Job Goes to Dr. J. B. Lawrence, Who For Four Years
More Will Help Ailing Feet of Coppers
I For four years more Harrisburgl
i patrolmen will be able to laugh at I
| corns, chilblains and bunions—the
j terror of every man who has to j
| spend as many hours on his feet as!
! the policeman does in his day's I
i work.
j This morning Mayor Keister an-'
I nounced the reappointment for the j
■ four-year term of Dr. J. B. Law- 1
I fence 204 Market street, as official'
i chiropodist for the police depart- i
I Any policeman who has an aching
bunion or a cmarling corn may go
ito Dr. Lawrence and have his feet i
J treated free of charge. "N T 0 police-I
j mun can keep his mind on his dutyii
; and on a hurting corn nt the same
j time," said the Mayor to-day, "und
| the services of Dr. Lawrence baveji
Wood For Winter's Burning,
Fiercely Attacked by i
Valiant Band
AYililwood Park, Dec. 7.—Wild- j
wood Park, the most beautiful of |
I-larrisburg's many natural preserves, |
has been Invaded byan army of wood-;
choppers, several score strong, who |
allege they are the representatives j
of the Central Y. M. C. A. and aig!
here to chop wood for the "Y" flre-t
place. They further state they have
been sent here to stage the first an- |
nual woodchopping bee.
Among the gang of men who in- j
vaded the park this afternoon are I
prominent Harrisburg businessmen, .
including J. William Bowman, Eli i
I N. Hershey, John S. Musser, Frank i
| B. Musser, Charles L. Schmidt, W. H.
German, B. F. Burker and others j
whose names are familiar through- j
out Central Pennsylvania. The party I
reached here shortly before nooii,
with Captain B. F. Barker, who
states he heads a businessmen's |
team, driving a seven-ton Mack truck ;
in the lend of the parade. Following '
j him came Charles L. Schmidt, weli
j known florist, in a small delivery!
truck, and A 1 K. Thomas, cashier!
of the East End bank, who also drove ;
|an immense truck. Questioned by I
j u representative of the Harrisburg |
; Telegruph as to what the object in
bringing the trucks is, they explain- •
ed they arc going to transport wood !
from the park via autotruck. It was
explained that the wood will he used I
to replenish the Harrisburg Y. M.
| c - A. fuel supply and will be placed
I in the "Y" fireplace during the win- 1
I ter.
I The army of amateur lumberjacks!
carries with it a fully organized hos- ;
I pital detachment, a chaplain and a!
j commissary department. Dr. Harry |
Continued on Page 2
Spanish Influenza Still
Claims Victims in City; j
One Death at Hospital;
j Spanish influenza continues itsi
j sporadic outbreaks in various por- j
tions of the county, and seems once'
again to bo tuking Its toll 01 lives.!
One person died, und tw 0 new pa-1
jticnts were admitted to the Harris-!
I burg Hospital in the latest appear-'
ance of the dreaded disease, during j
the twelve hours preceding noon to-!
Mrs. Laura Bishop, 213 Hummel'
street, was admitted to the hospital I
In a dying condition at 10 o'c'ockl
last night and died at 2.30 o'clock'
this morning. She was the wife of'
Frank J. Bishop, a brtdgebuilder.
The two other enses admitted were'
Raymond Hackett, 126 State street,!
who is employed in the State High
way Department, and Peter Baker,;
a farmer, living neur Duncannon. 1
j been so much appreciated by thei
I men during his first term that I
; have decided to reappoint him. He J
|is the only man on the city roster I
i who gets no salary."
"Every man ought to perform i
some public service, 1 think." said
Dr. I-awrence. byway of explana
! tion. "This is my bit. The men I
, need the attention and their salaries',
are not so largo that they can afford !
i to pay, and I suppose If I asked for!
a salary it would be only the first of;
; a long series of requests of the kind,
so I do the work for nothing and '
get my pay in the smiles of the men!
-and say, if you think the friend- 1
ship of policemen Isn't worth some-!
thing. Just you go ask an officer to l <
guide you to a chiropodist's office I i
and observe what he says."
\r~ \:
.Crown Prince Censured
!B.v Associated Press
LONDON, Doc. 7.—An extraordinary meeting of tlie German eub
inet was summoned at Berlin on Thursday evening to tliseiiss the
possibility of the Allies occupying Berlin, owing to Germany's
alleged inability to earr.v out the terms of the armistice, aeeortllng '
to Amsterdam advices to the Express.
MUNICH, Dee. 7.—The interview with Frederick Wi'liam, the
former German crown prince, obtained by The Associated Ihress, was
; published here in part to-day and has drawn out displays of unger
1 from the local press. "If the former crown prince really made such
statements lie lias done his reputation a had service." says the
Ncucste Naeliriehten. "His belated excuses and attempts to clear
himself make such a disgusting Impression that no one need to grieve
[ over his flight to HoMaiul."
Plans Made Por Getting Pack to Peace Basis That Will Pro- '
j vide Work For Returned Soldiers; City Delegates Home
The Harrisburg representatives to |
the great Congress of businessmen at |
Atlantic City have returned home and |
report the convention the most im- '
portant as to its discussion and re
sults ever held in this country, it
j is expected that the local Chamber
jof Commerce will lake immediate
j steps to form a committee on reor-
J gnnization of industry and commerce
I with a view of readjusting the after
j war conditions. This program will be
I followed in all the communities
I throughout . the country and it !s
I hoped in this way to prevent the
I demoralization that sometimes fol
■ lows war.
This would include plans for as
] simulating the returning soldiers and
Wilson Cheerful Under Bright
Skies and Ocean Sunsliinc
on Third Day Out
On Board (lie U-. S. S. George
Washington, Dec. 7. President
i Wilson's third day at sea found iiim
, much improved in health. His cold
: is yielding to treatment and ids voice
1 is rested and much stronger.
Having cleared Ihe work which
i had accumulated at his desk, the
I President yesterday enjoyed a day
' of recreation and exercise. His ship
1 ran into somewhat better weather
1 this morning after a night of heavy
j weather. In the afternoon he prom
! enadcd along the decks and joined
i a party at the rail watching the
j Pennsylvania the flagship of Admiral
i Mayo's squadron, rise and fall on
I the heavy swells. The sea was
bright with warm sunlight. Mr. Wll
i son engaged in the conversation on
timely topics, swapping stories and
experiences with those on board.
Hears Interesting Stories
The party included ottieers in the
' lower grades whose stories of ex
j periences in the submarine zone are
I tremendously interesting. When it
: was learned that a film starring a
I famous comedian was to be shown
I during the evening on board the
I ship, the .President announced thnt
i he intended to be present, evidently
j anticipating the entertainment with
I pleasure.
While Mr. Wilson was on deck, he
| earnestly conferred with Jules J.
! Jusserand, the French ambassador
to the United States and Count Di
| Cellere, the ltnlian ambassador at
j Washington, and had a short c.on
: versation with. Secretary of Stale
| Robert Lansing and Henry White,
j colleagues of the President on the
1 peace commission. No formal con
j ferenees have been held so far and it
i seems apparent thnt plnns for the
peace negotiations have been well
i laid out.
I Keeps in Touch With Affairs
; Mr. Wilson has been solicitous of
the comfort of those accompanying
I him and is personally seeing that all
l orders are carried out. Ho reads
i every wireless message received and
peruses the ship newspaper with
much interest. Before leaving the
George Washington lie intends to
inspect the ship from stem to stern
and meet the officers and crew.
Paris, Dec. 7. —The program for
President Wilson's visit here is not
J yet fully settled, according to Marcel
Hutin of the Echo De Paris. He
' says however, the eruck troops form- j
| ing the guard of honor already have !
I been selected. Tt is probable that ]
I President Poincare will give a ■
! lunch for Mr. and Mrs. Wilson on |
| Saturday. December 14, the day they |
I arrive in Paris.
j American Army Enters
Fortress on Rhine
Amsterdam, Dec. 7.—American
1 troops on Wednesday entered Mainz, i
| capital of the province of Rhenish I
| Hesse and ono of the principal for
tresses of Germany, on the left bank j
| of the River Rhine, according to the
semiofficial Wolff News Bureau of j
[ thus overcome the effect of sudden j
| demoralization of large forcer. The |
j purpose is to provide employment -
! promptly for all who have been serv- f
| lng the country since our entrance !
I into the war.
Seek I'enoe Flans
It would be difficult to cover the !
j Important action of the convention i
in any brief way, but In addition lo !
the decision to sehd a strong commit- |
tee of business leaders to Europe to
keep in touch with the peace confer
once, recommendations were made
urging the government in the cancel
lation of war contracts to promptly
and equitably adjust these contracts
Continued on I'age 2
t 28 th and 79th Divisions As-J
signed to March nto Ger
many by War Dept.
, | Washington, Dec. 7.—Five addl
t j tionni divisions have been definitely
t ! resigned to the American army of
I ! occupation now advancing into Ger
> ! irany. General March announced to
j day. They are the Second and Sev
i | enth regulars, the 28th (Pennsyl
! j vania) and 32d (Illinois) National
I Guard and the 79th (Northeast Pcnn
i | sylvania, Maryland and District of
. ■ Columbia) National army.
These five divisions have een given
the task of occupying Luxemburg,
' ; General March announced, and go '
i | to specified areas around Montmedy, <
' ! St. Mihiel and Longuyon. They form j
1 j the second line of the army of oc- '
' | cupation ready to reinforce the oth
er army on the Rhine If necessary.
The official composition of the
1 j American army of occupation, the
i Third army, as reported by General
i Pershing, follows:
, j First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth
' and Seventh regulars.
. ! Twenty-eighth. 32d (Michigan and
; | Wisconsin): 33d and 42d (Rainbow)
'National Guard; 79th, 89th (Kansas,
j Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska,
, j Colorado, New Mexico. Arizona) Na
j tional army. Major General Joseph
Continued on Page 2
jßain to Puncture Week
j of Fair Weather; Snow to
Fall in Northern Penna.
■j i
By Associated Press
! j Washington Dec. 7. —Weather pre-
I dictions for the week beginning Mon- |
:. day, issued by the Weather Bureau j
1 I to-day, are:
North and Middle Atlantic states I
| Generally fair weather will pre-,
; vaii except about the middle of the j
I week, when rain is indicated, proba
, bly snow in extreme north districts.
Temperatures somewhat above nor
-1! mal.
• City to Do Its Share in '
Extending Capital Park:
Mayor Daniel L. Roister and other |
| city officials who spent yesterday i'
! afternoon in conference with George ' 1
A. Shreiner, superintendent of pibllc!,
| grounds and buildings, over the i
| plans and sketches for the Cupltol J'
i Park Extension improvements, have <
| given assurance of their hearty sup
port of the state in the project. City !
I Council will meet Monday afternoon!*
lat 3 o'clock to confer on the pro- <
posed plans.
1 The necessary ordinances and ac- 1 4
i tton to transfer the Walnut street;'
; bridge loan will be enacted and the j <
1 people may vote on the matter wiien i
the special election for Senator Is;
held in the winter. This would put :'
j everything on a definite basis and ,
i the details of the pluns could be!
j rushed so that contracts be let early | *
; in the coming year. I <
Governor-elect Sproul is greatly „
J interested in the Capitol Park plana, j <
' Would Place ex-Emperor and
! Crown Prince in East or
West Indies For Life
By Associated Press ?'
London, Dec. 7. —lf the Allies insist upon the delivery of the
I lormer German emperor and crown prince to an international court
j of justice, Holland will yield, but will lirst urge that the Allies
; content themselves with an undertaking by Holland to intern
: them for life in one of the Dutch colonies, according to an Amstcf
| dam dispatch to the Express.
Holland, it is understood, will suggest that Herr Hohenzollern
! and his son be placed on an island in either the East or West
Indies, where they will be guarded by a Dutch fleet.
It is also anticipated that Holland will be asked for compen-
I sation lor permitting a violation of her neutrality by allowing
j German troops to pass through the province of Limburg on their
j retreat from Belgium, and receiving German ships from Antwerp.
This compensation says the correspondent, possibly may be
j the cessation of certain territory along the Belgian frontier owned
j by Holland since 1839, perhaps the southern part of Dutch Lirrr
j burg, the population of which region is claimed to be principally
| Belgian.
4*4*4* 4* $
* X
T nounccd to-day at' the Harris-' <H
!"** •£
| *jj" burg ] Bending Works that one of the -9j|
X eight-hour shifts will be laid off after December -16. This wk
Jy ;%ay • of cm;'-'; ' ' "'t of X.
;4 ttibc ' ■ lesvefor Europe in the interests of jf?ii
j s v^
X -.ffu.- businrsi, It Was learned- •
II |
4 Amsterdam—Turkish fortes massacred 10,000 Arm©- JS|
* V
2J .'ans while evacuating, the towns of Baku, Olti and 'Ar*!* *S*
hen, in tHe titti&xus, according, to reports recei'vod-by jfi
e4 ,r\e Vorwaetts of Berlin. A
• • 3?
M Hat rb burg—An alarm turned in from Box 45, Sev-'jH
4it enth and I ,V
X ' department. A dresser on-ft i 4*
• * r a heuse tn-MoKke avenue, near Peffer.street, wa 1
• ' ' K lr
4 rite oi t ,
T * *
4, Philadelphia—Wilhani C Sprqul,- governor- to- J g
]|* day announced the names of'two state officials who will ift
<j * be reappointed, and Indicated that Dr. Edward Martin, , p
of Philadelphia, will be the next state health commis- fW<
4* sioner. The men • ore of reappointment ate William J, 'Z
4 Ronev, manager of the State Tnfurance Fund, and Harry vj I
t Mackey, chairman cf the Workmen's Compensation .4 KS
* * *
}4 Board. The governor-elect also made It plain that be e|i
14* - -.
favors changing the Workmen's.Compensation Board int. (
2 a,new department. "Just as rapidly as , possible I will Ej
4 give assurance to mrv of the state officials that they \ &
-re to x.etai", office during" my administration." said the * *
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jL Harrisburg—The city to-day js celebrating. Britain's i* *
T day. A bi<, dinner in the Y. M. C. A. will mark the even- [* ►
4 |
Y ing program. Religious services will-be held, to-morrow j
&, morning . ii.3o in St Paul's Episcopal Church. • '
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a, Oory Dmitri* mill UrMvn 10. Heaerjr, Harrlnburgt Hilar w * *
{ Shriller, Wiijnc, and Adellnr H. Reawer. I'nlon Depoalti Hearr OH- * ►
T* *'• UnrrlNburii, mill l.laa Kdnuada. Dmiphlni Oearce t,. Raker
r Shlpprnnliura;, nu.l Mary U. Hrlman, I rnnklln countyi frank * *
f; Plneher, Wnahlncton, . C„ and Mary M. Colemnn, Wtlltamapart. ►
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