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THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOUK , RED WILLOW BOUNTY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING. , JAN. 41B9 : NUMBER 33 ,
A Christmas Dinner in Early Days.
"Ships that pass in the night
And speak each other in passing ,
Only a signal shown
And a distant voice in the darkness ;
So , in the ocean of life ,
Wespeak one another ,
' ' Only a look and a voice ,
Then darkness again and a silence. "
And this Christmas night my thoughts
'go ' back to another Christmas , when the
country was new and the neighbors few.
It was in 1873-possibly 1874. There
was disappointment. Expectations
were not realized. The relations between -
tween the communities of Red Willow
and Indianola were much 'strained on
account of the county seat business.
Arrests had been made , Jawing had
been indulged in , and taken altogether ,
the outlook was not bright. Old Lady
Lawton ( so-called to distinguish her
from her daughter-in-law ) said something -
thing ought to be done to cheer up the
people , so she proposed giving a Christmas -
mas dinner. "Now , " she said , "we will
invite some of the Indianola people , and
my dears , you must all wear your very
best , so they can see what nice ladies we
have here , and his county seat trouble
will blow over after while. " It was a
bright , cold day , with a'heavy snow on
the ground. There were presnt : Mr.
and Mrs. John Byfield , Wash unman ,
J. G. Eaton , George Hunter , Long-
necker , Mrs. Shaw , Misses Sarah Net-
, tleton and Mary K4eler and Mr. Black.
Recollection is somewhat dim in regard
to whether Mrs. Thomas and Mrs.
Kirkendall and Mr , and Mrs. Sitler were
there , but I rather think they were.
These , with the family of Old Lady
Lawton-Leslie Lawton and wife and
Mr , and Mrs. Rowley , made a merry
'crowd. Justice was done to the bountiful
dinner , and was more full enjoyed because -
cause to some of us there had come a
time of scarcity. Distance from the
rail road prevented having luxuries that
were afterwards obtainable , but no one
would have suspected that the excellent
cakes were made without eggsaud noth
ing could have been better than the
prairie chicken pie. Everything was good
t " and plentiful.
I Our mode of traveling was in the farm
wagon , with one team , when a person
was fortunate enough to possess that.
Horses ran put to pasture , and when
4 ! one man went to get his team they were
not to be found , so it was either forego
the pleasure of enjoying this first social
function , or walk two miles through the
frozen snow. The latter was decided
i , upon , and he , in his fine broadcloth suit
and carrying a child , and his wife in a
I J handsome silk dress , waded the distance
in pursuit of pleasure. A better feeling
between the rival communities was be-
I gun on that evening by Mr. Hunter going -
ing a mile or more out of his way to take
1 this couple to their home.
It was not long after this that some
"On the ocean of life , " passed on into
the silence of separation , and are heard of
in Massachusetts and California , in Ore-
! Ron and Texas , and some into the great
beyond. Of all who were there , only
t Miss Sarah Nettleton ( Mrs. Johnston ) ,
Mr. Black and Mr. and Mrs. Longnecker
remain in the county.
, Many times since that day have luxurious -
urious tables been spread with richer ap-
I pointments and more sumptious dishes , ,
} * but none more appreciated and enjoyed
than the first Christmas dinner in Re
An Agreeable Surprise.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Squires were agree-
-I ably surprised on the 31st instant by a
number of friends , it being the anniversary -
sary of Mrs. Squires' 52d birthday. The
surprisers commenced coming in the
morning and continued coming until late
in the afternoon , bringing with them
enough of the good things of Nebraska
i to providea bountiful dinnerand supper.
All enjoyed themselves. They had music
both vocal and instrumental , but the
best of all was the whistling by George
Howell. The guests were as follows :
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Groves , George
Howell , H. B. Wales , W. K. Forsey , M.
Foshier , William Foshier , J. Forbes , M.
Welsher. Mesdames Pierce , Thomas
Whitmer , J. Brown , George Brown , Jacob
Betz. Misses Rose Bear , Ida Groves.
Messrs. Frank Forbes , Charles Welsher.
Following the example of the metropolitan -
politan press ,
at an early date be turned over to the
ladies of the local circle of King's Daug -
week. The ladies are to d0
t all the work of editing , soliciting , etc. ,
Times-Democrat force will do the
mechanical part of the work. The proceeds -
E ceeds benevolent' of that issue are to be devoted to
f judge Welty 's being re-elected. Colonel
Mitchell of the
j much toward removing that remote con-
refraining from his ill-timed
r tinge ncy by
Persecution of the judge.
flake flour at 75 cents a sack.
pound lots , $1,4o per hundred at
POUND.-A sure cure for coughs.-
Pneumonia and bronchitis are prevalent -
lent in a mild form.
LosT.-A corn , after using 3 Day Corn
Cure , prepared by McConnell & Co.
A case of diphtheria is reported , Helen
McGowan being the person afflicted.
Best Fancy Patent flour at $ I.oo per
sack , $1.95 per hundred , at Knipple's.
Tacy DeLong and Dolly Pennell are
both sick with the prevailing bronchitis.
Snowflake flour at 75 cents a sack.
In 500 pound lots , $1.40 per hundred , at
A few of the local sports indulged in a
shoot , New Year day. Al. Sharp carried
off first honors.
The plumber is the busiest man in the
city just now. Bursted and frozen water
pipes are numerous.
Every possible advantage is being
taken of the splendid ice , both for domestic -
mestic and pleasurable purposes.
Our correspondents have been a little
irregular and delinquent , lately , But
they all come to the front , this week.
A number of doting housewives are
inconsolable over the destruction of their
plants during the cold weather of last
EVEN the mucilageon the backs of the
postage stamps made by the present
administration is a failure. Grover
should issue some bonds.
Uncle Sam must have been off on a
Christmas drunk , judging from the delayed -
layed and belated condition of some of
THE TRIBUNE'S mail. When it comes
to taking three or four days to get a
letter from Indianola to McCook , we
feel justified in uttering a mild protest
and remonstrance. The service is rocky
enough at best. The worst is certainly
Thursday afternoon about 1:3o Mr. and
Mrs. George Elbert were called upon to
part with their infant daughter. The
little one was just one month old at the
day of its death , which was the result of
an attack of pneumonia. The funeral
took place from the residence at two
o'clock this afternoon , interment being
made in St. Patrick's cemetery. The
bereaved parents have much tender sympathy -
pathy in the loss of their dear one.
Jacob Burnett's fine home had a narrow -
row escape from destruction by fire , last
Thursday evening , during the temporary
absence of the family down town. We
understand that the fire resulted from a
hot fire in the kitchen stove , communicating -
cating in some way to the wood work.
The early return of members of the family -
ily , and quick , decisive work on their
part doubtless averted a severe loss. As
it was the damage was not heavy.
Xmas was accentuated by very severe
storms east and south , characterized by
heavy snowfall and extreme cold. In
some localities the storm approached
the dignity of a full-fledged , blown-in-
the-bottle , western blizzard , with attendant -
ant loss of life , damage and delay. Locally -
cally the thermometer reached 6 or 8
below zero , with a keen , penetrating ,
northwest wind , but little snow. Plants
and water service pipes suffered severely
and the plumber's cup of joy bubbled
The people of Red Willow county care
not what the politics is of those who
have been or may be selected to distribute -
ute aid at this unfortunate time. They
simply demand honesty and fairness in
the distribution , and the greatest economy -
my consistent with promptness and efficiency -
ciency in the work being prosecuted.
Any effort to draw this matter into politics -
tics should be stamped out. Charity ,
benevolence , aid , or whatever you may
wish to call it , is too catholic to be partisan -
tisan , or political even. And again , not
one unnecessary cent should be extended
in the proper distribution of this aid.
No sinecures , please.
Invitations reached here , close of last
week , announcing the approaching marriage -
riage of Miss Gertrude Hardenberg
Laws to Mr. William Edwin Hardy o f
Lincoln , Nebraska. This interesting
event will transpire at the Congregational -
tional church in Enid , Oklahoma , on
Wednesday afternoon , January 9th , 1895 ,
at 5 o'clock. It will be most gratifying
to the many friends of ex-Congressman
and Mrs. Laws in this section of Nebraska -
ka to know that their accomplished and
estimable daughter is to be led to Hy-
men's altar by so sterling and promisin g
a young man as Will Hardy. Lincoln
will be their home.
Dr. Price's Crean Baking Powde r
world' . Fait tUgat Mast ad Dipks.
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THE MASQUERADE BALL.
It Was a Stupendous and Brilliant
THE ATTENDANCE yERY LARGE.
The masquerade ball held in the Temple -
ple hall , New Year eve , for the benefit
of the A. 0. U. W. band , and in the interest -
terest of fraternal benevolence ; was a
large and brilliant success in every essential -
tial particular. Great interest and industry -
dustry , ingenuity and taste , had been
exercised by the masqueraders in the
preparation and selection of their costumes -
tumes , and when the grand march was
announced and the formation completed ,
such an array of the beautiful and comical -
ical , of incongruities and extravaganzas ,
has not been visible to McCook eyes for
many moons. The sight was one of
unusual attractiveness and extremely
mirth-provoking. So numerous were
the masqueraders and the range of variety -
riety in costumes so great that we have
not space to particularize. But there
were kings and queens , knights and
princesses , flower girlsIndiansSenegam-
bians , sailors , clowns , Coxeyites and
nondescripts galore , in profusion quite
bewildering and overcoming.
Besides those en masque there was a
large contingent of spectators , and it
would be difficult to determine who had
the greater amount of pleasure in the
affair , the participants or the lookers-on.
So unalloyed and fascinating was the
occasion that the ball continued well
into the New Year , and they scene was
only abandoned at a late hour with evident -
The music by Spalding and Fischer's
orchestra of six pieces was very satisfactory -
The promoters are to be highly congratulated -
gratulated on the social and financial
success of the ball.
The prizes offered for the most unique
costumes were secured by Miss Mabel
Jordan and Mr. Thos. I ; . McCarl. The
lady's prize , a solid silver jewel case , by
the former , whose pretty costume was
tastefully ruffled with headings of THE
MCCooK TRIBUNE. The gentleman's
prize , by the latter , a solid silver match
safe. Mesdames W. C. LaTourette and
z. L. Kay were the awarding committee.
THE CHARITY SUPPER.
The charity supper served in connection -
tion , by the McCook circle of King's
Daughters , was a splendid success also.
Gastronomically considered the supper
was a symphony in very choice edibles ,
charming linen and chaste silverware.
It was a superb supper , tastefully served ,
and delighted the palates of close onto
two hundred persons during the evening -
ing , thus rewarding the laborious efforts
of the ladies in its preparation and serving -
ing with a neat profit of about $50.
It was a very appropriate companion
piece with the ball , and the ladies are
deserving of great credit for the same.
Out of Bondage.
On last Saturday the car of provisions"
at Indianola , that has been held by the
company for the past three weeks for
the payment of transportation charges ,
was released , and on Monday most of
its contents were distributed among the
northern tier of precincts of this county
for which the aid was solicited.
The car of wheat that arrived at In-
dianola at the same time is still held by
the company , presumably for the same
reason that detained the car of provis-
ions. It is to be hoped that this car will
be released at once , and its distribution
among the needy no longer delayed.
Nothing trivial or small should stand
between the prompt distribution of aid
to the needy.
Christmas in Coleman.
Uncle Billie Coleman and his industrious -
trious better half had in a number of the
immediate neighbors , Xmas day , to help
them and family do justice to a modest
oyster supper and trimmings. T h e
heads of the families spent the afternoon
and early evening at the Coleman home ,
the younger members of the several
families coming later and remaining
longer into the night. Both old and
young had an enjoyable time. There
were present : Messrs. W. M.'Sharp and
family , J. W. Connor and family , M. H.
Cole and family , William Nicklas and
family , William Heum and family , H.
B. Wales and family and A. Prentice and
The New Officers.
The following are the new officers o f
the Knights of the Maccabees , who were
chosen at the meeting , last Thursday :
C.A.Dixon , commander ; J. F. Ganschow ,
lieutenant commander ; J. H. Yarger , R.
K. ; C. A. Leach , F. K. ; A. McMillen ,
chaplain ; L. J. Spickelmier , physician ;
J M. Starr , sergeant ; J. H. Rice , M. A. ;
Harry Kingsbury , first M. G. ; C. W. Ir
win , second M. G. ; J. T. Brady , sentinel '
G. A. Noren , picket.
A girl to do general housework. In
quire at 703 Monroe street.
MRS. J. F. FoRcEs.
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PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
P. A. WELLS was in Omaha and Lincoln -
coln , closing days of last week.
L. MORSE of Benkelman was at these
genial headquarters , Wednesday.
MRS. A. J. Cr.uTi and-the boys spent
Xmas with her mother in Hastings.
MISS MAUD STOCKDALB of Peoria ,
Illinois , is in the city for her health.
DEACON MoRLAN went in to Omaha
and Lincoln on politico-legal business.
ill. W. EATON left , Thursday , for Indiana -
diana to visit the home folks for a few
MR' . AND MRS. ORVILLE BURNETT
spent Christmas with her mother in
A. W. CAMPBELL of Box Elder went
up to Denver , Wednesday night , on a
matter of business.
J. W. DOLAN , Indianola's good right
arm , was a visitor Saturday , on his way
home from Denver.
A. A. WEDLER came up from Syracuse -
cuse , first of the week , and is the guest
of his partner , C. L. DeGroff.
W. C. LAToURETTE is back from his
Indiana trip better pleased with this
country than when he started :
W. E. KETCH of Box Elder , left , this
week , for Crowley , Louisiana. Success
attend him in his southern home.
MRS. A. S. CAMPCEIL has been spending -
ing the holidays with her parents , Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Ingalls at Hastings.
MR. HOCKNELL will leave tonight for
California to make a prolonged visit with
the wife and baby in the land of flowers.
MR. AND MRS. WILL L. YETTER of
Hastings , were the 6uestsof her parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Burnett , fore part of
R. L. HILEMAN returned to St. Joe ,
latter part of last week , taving came up
to spend Christmas with the family. He
will solicit for the same house during
the year 1895.
W. S. RAKER of the Gretna Reporter ,
spent a few hours in the city , first of the
week , on his way up to Imperial in
charge of a car of aid donated by the
benevolent people of Gretna and vicinity.
AT THE CHURCHES.
Usual services in the Methodist church
on next Sunday morning and evening.
Sunday school and Epworth League.
Episcopal services next Sunday morning -
ing at it o'clock , evening services at 8
o'clock , Sunday school at to o'clock in
the morning. The Ladies' Guild will
meet with Mrs. Walters , Saturday afternoon -
noon at 2 o'clock.
Regular services at the Congregational
church , Sunday morning and evening.
Morning subject"Blessings to the Faith-
ful. " Evening subject , "Signals. " The
Endeavor Society meets at 6:45. : Topic ,
"Promises for the New Year. " Leader ,
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Schools will open for the winter term
on nest Monday morning.
OPENING 01 ? THE wINTER TERM.
The winter term of the public schools
will open on Monday , January 7th. Candidates -
didates for admission are requested to
procure their cards at the office on Saturday -
urday , January 5th , between 2 and 4 p.m.
WM. VALENTINE ,
White Pine Cough Syrup , by McMillen ,
Everybody needs it-McConnell's Fragrant -
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
A nice variety of ink and pencil tablets -
lets at this office.
0. S. Burnett is laid up with that refractory -
fractory ankle again.
A child of E. F. Cousewho lives northeast -
east of the city , is quite ill.
The substantial condition of the Citi
zens bank is well illustrated by the figures -
ures shown in their report which appear s
in another column of this issue.
To Our Patrons and Friends.
We thank you for your past liberal
patronage and we will endeavor to merit
in every way your future patronage.
We aim to keep everything you need
We now carry a full line of Dry Goods ,
Groceries , Shoes , Clothing , Hats and
Caps , Flour and Cured Meats.
. We are selling our Clothing at cost i n
order to reduce our stock. If you con
template buying a suit it will pay you t o
call and see our stock and get prices.
- Wishing you all a happy and prosper
ous New Year , we remain always , .
Your obedient servant ,
MCCOoK MERCANTILE CO.
By W. H. Davis , Manager.
Dr. Price's Crean Baking Powde
World's Fair Highest Award.
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Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters.
Everybody needs it-McConnell's Fragrant -
FOUND.-A sure cure for coughs.-
Try McMillen's Damask Rose Lotion
for face and hands.
G. W. Predmore's little boy is quite ill
with an attack of pneumonia.
LosT.-A corn , after using 3 Day Corn
Cure , prepared by McConnell & Co.
Best Fancy Patent flour at $1.00 per
sack , $1.95 per hundred , at Knipple's.
The best hard and soft coal in the
market kept by the Barnett Lumber Co.
Snowflake flour at 75 cents a sack.
In 500 pound lots , $ L40 per hundred , at
Rankin Bros. of Cambridge have a
contract with the company for delivery
of 5ooo tons of ice.
Soft coal-best and cheapest grades as
well-a full stock constantly on hand by
the Barnett Lumber Co.
Plain and fancy queensware for everybody -
body at Noble's. See his assortment ; it
is unequaled in the valley.
The proposed amendment to the New
York state constitution prohibits the
giving of passes to state officers.
Abstracts of title will be furnished
promptly and accurate byC.
C. T. BEGGS.
Pennsylvania and Colorado hard coal ,
best grades and at lowest possible market -
ket prices , for sale by the Bariiett Lumber -
Noble's stock of queensware is admitted -
mitted to be the finest in the Republican
valley , and then , too , the prices are so
reasonable that you just can't resist buying -
ing when you see the display and learn
McCooK , NEB. , Dec. 1o , t894.
L. W. McConnell & Co. , City.
Gentlemeu-I have had a cough for
about 16 years , and have tried all of the
popular remedies without being bene-
fitted. I used one bottle of McConnell's
Balsam and my cough is gone. I therefore -
fore cheerfully testify to its merits.
Yours truly ,
LITTLE ANNIE RooNr ; I.
41t Main Avenue.
W. S. Coy passed through the city ,
Monday , bound for Holdrege , in a very
delapidated condition. He has been
braking on the Colorado Midland and
recently fell from a moving train. His
left shoulder was dislocated and his face
injured. Altogether the old boy was
pretty badly knocked out by his severe
They had a large attendance at the
Star of Jupiter lodge session , Tuesday
evening. A number of initiations took
place. A banquet followed at which
the orchestra played a pleasing part.
A photograph of the lodge room and
occupants was taken by Photographer
Hall , which was quite successful. J. A.
Wilcox , who manipulated the flash light ,
has a painful reminder of the affair , however -
ever , in a badly burned hand. The new
officers of the lodge were duly installed.
Indianola's newspaper colonels are
having a merry time all among themselves -
selves just now. Colonel Mitchell speaks
of his esteemed contemporary as a parasite -
site , etc. , while Colonel Bishop refers to
his co-laborer in the newspaper vineyard
as a lick-spittle , and insinuates that he
wears a worried look. Both the colonels
seem to be so well pleased with themselves -
selves that we hesitate to offer our services -
vices as mediator ; but if this sanguinary
conflict continues long we shall be impelled -
pelled to the conclusion that the colonels
have simply thus conspired to break the
crust of dull care , and are sparring for
the grand stand for amusement.
School is closed here for a three weths
There was a dance in the new hall on
New Year eve.
Wood cutting and skating are the pastimes -
. The masquerade ball in the new hale ,
Christmas eve , was well attended.
T. J. Cress and family have moved into
the building vacated by Peter Garrett.
Mrs. Springer returned on Christmas
day from her visit to her son in Colorado.
Tpere was a party at B. F. Bradbury's
- on Monday evening. A. good time wa s
enjoyed until a late hour.
Some of our local prophets say tha t
there will be a very light crop here , i f
any , next year. "The old prophets ar e
r all dead and the young ones are al
liars. " May these sayings be true.
Velvet is one of the most popular materials -
terials this winter. It is extensively introduced -
troduced as trimming to give an additional -
tional artistic effect to the toilet. Cloaks
and wraps are made of this fabric. One
of the newest variety is moire velvet ,
which is chosen for carriage cloaks and
those worn over evening dresses. Even
richly repped silks have the sleeves of
velvet , both in lengthwise and crosswise
reps. Then come in the new bright
colors : ponceau , red , turquoise blue ,
mauve , ceris and from light to orange
yellow. A novelty in woolen fabrics is
woven in open squares in imitation of
the perforated cloths and velvets. It is
usually in large plaids , and the small
open places are in the corners of the
squares. The fabric is of solid color , so
that it may be effectively used above a
contrasting color , as pale tan with open
squares showing pink silk beneath ; dark
blue with ceris showing through , or
black over green lining. No fashion
magazines can furnish better and more
reliable information on this subject than
the popular McDowell Journals , coming , !
as they do , from the fashion center of
fashion. In price they range as follows -
lows : Both La Mode de Paris and Paris . ;
Album of Fashions , $3.50 each for a
year's subscription , or 35 cents a copy. j
The French Dressmaker , $3.00 per an- i
num'or 30 cents a copy. , As for La Mode
a family paper of unusual merit , it costs
only $ r.5o a year , or 15 cents a copy.
If you are unable to procure either of
these journals from your newsdealer do
not take any substitute from him , but
apply by mail directly to Messrs. McDowell -
Dowell & Co. , 4 West 14th street , New
Money for Everyone.
I cannot understand why people complain -
plain of hard times , when any woman or
man can make from $5 to $ to a day
easily. All have heard of the wonderful -
ful success of the Climax Dish Washer.
Yet we are apt to think we can't make +
money selling it ; but anyone Gait make
money because every family wants one.
I made $472.36 in the last three months ,
after paying all expenses and attending
to my regular business besides. You ;
don't have to canvass ; as soon as people
know you have it for sale they send for
a dish washer. Address the Climax
Manufacturing Company , Columbus , 0. , "z ,
for particulars. Go to work at once , and PY.
you will very soon have a full pocket'z
book and a light heart. I think it a duty
to inform each other of such opportunities -
ties , and I also think it a duty to improve -
prove them while we may. Try it at
once , and publish your experience so
others may be benefitted.
The Lady Maccabees hada very interesting -
esting session , last evening , with a large
attendance. There were a number of
initiations and a banquet. The most
pleasing feature of the evening was the
presentation to the Lady Commander ,
Mrs. C. M. Noble , of a fine set of Haw-
thorne's works , on the occasion of her
36th birthday , by the ladies of the lodge. '
The Coming Minstrels. s
The date fixed for the minstrel show lj
to be given by local talent for the benefit
of the Brigade band is Thursday evening ,
January 17th. This much may be said
of the coming evening of minstrelsy , it
will be worth the price. It will be full 1 ,
of merit and fun. Fuller mention will
be given in our next issue.
They are Thankful. ,
The King's Daughters hereby extend
their sincere thanks to all who so nobly
assisted and patronized their supper
given in behalf of the needy on New
For Sale or Lease.
The butcher shop and tools on West
Dennison street. Inquire of S. M. Cochran -
ran & Co. , or of PERRY STONE.
160 Acres For Sale.
70 acres old ground. go acres under
the irrigation ditch. Two miles from
McCook. Terms easy. F. S. WILCOX.
Live Pigeons Wanted.
Inquire at the barbershop in rear of
Citizens bank. E. R. CuRTIS.
I RED WILLOW ,
William Myers has leased Mrs. i' . J.
Taylor's farm for a term of years , and it
is reported that Mrs. Taylor will soon
join her son south of alcCook.
Horace Taylor has joined his brother-
in-law , Andrew Carson , in the milk bus-
iness. Horace will be sadly missed by
the young people of this precinct.
All of the young people and some of
the elders attended a skating party at
Mr. Loomis's lake on New Year night.
Between 7 and 9 o'clock an oyster supper
was served at the house , and all enjoyed
themselves to the fullest extent.
One of the pleasantest parties of the
season was that at Mr. Sexson's on
Christmas eve. Mr , and Mrs. Sexsoa
have a knack for entertaining and their
hearts are still young enough to enter
into the spirit of a genuine play party.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Aw ded Gold Metl Midwinter Fair , San Frxtcisc .
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