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1 i. THIRTEENTH YEAR. McCOOK RED WILLOW COUNTY NEBRASKA , FRIDAY EVENING , FEB. 22 , 1895. N U M B E R 40 ,
THE CHARITY CONCERT.
The Philharmonic Club and the
Brigade Band Score a
In the charity concert given in the
Menard opera house , last. Friday evening -
ing , by the Philharmonic Club and the
Brigade band , a splendid artistic success
was achieved. From the opening overture -
ture from Robin Hood , by the@peerless
Brigade band , to the closing selections
from Il Trovatore , and the stirring patriotic -
otic Anvil chorus , the programme received -
' ceived the warmest and heartiest evi
dences of appreciation and approbation
from the large and intelligent audience
that comfortably filled the opera house
on that auspicious occasion. This concert -
cert was the first public appearance
of the new musical organization , the
Philharmonic club , and the members of
the club acquitted themselves nobly ,
thus reflecting large credit upon their
indefatigable director , Mrs. E. E. Utter ,
who had devoted much tune to the preparation -
aration of the concert , and properly divides -
vides with the club and the band the
generous laurels won and conceded by
all who had the pleasure and privilege
of enjoying the rich programme rendered.
Both the club and the band made a
fine appearance oti the stage , wliicli
through the efforts and taste of the ladies -
' dies had been made quite attractive by
the liberal use of curtains , portieres
pictures , etc.
The following is the programme in
full as rendered :
i PART I.
I 'O erture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robin Hood.
Song Without Words-For Baritone. . .
Full Chorus , "Song of Welcome.Emerson.
Ladies" Chorus"WaterNymphs"B. Richards.
Bass Solo , Anchored , Watson.
MR. G. R. JOILNsoN.
Ladies' Quartette , "Forsaken , " . . . . . . Koschat.
MISS WII.soN , MESDAMES ROuINsoti ,
t BRONSON AND UTTER.
Soprano Solo'Sweet Little Bird , . . .Topliff.
Miss HANNAH STANGELAND.
] tale Chorus , " Jolliest Boy s Alive , " . .Emerson.
; Soprano Solo , "Waitinb " . . . . . . . . . . . .Millard
Miss ELLINGTON WILSON.
Alto Solo"Wind of the Winter Night , "Russell.
MRs. E. E. UTTER.
Comic Duet , "Mr. and Mrs. Snibbs.IIewitt
MRS. J. E. ROBINsoN , MR. CILAs. MCCARL.
3 PART II.
Full Chorus , "Italia , " . . . . . . . . . . . . .Donnizetti.
Ladies' Chorus , with Guitars.Bricher.
"Come to the Forest.
Alto Solo , "Golden , " . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MRS. C. W. BRoNsoN.
Duet , "Soft Fell the , " . . . . . . . . . . . .
MiSS \VLLsoN AND MRS. UTTER.
Male Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emerson.
"Old Friends and Old Times , "
'Waltz Trio , "Roses and Violets.Blake.
MISS STANGELAND , MRS. ROBINSON
AND MRS. UTTER.
f Lu11abySolo"Harbor ofShadowtown"Cunard.
MASTER ARCIIIE UTTER.
! r dies'Quartet"Those Evening Bells" Wilder.
MIss WILSON , MESDAMES ROBINSON ,
BRONSON AND UTTER.
Humorous Chorus"Very Bad Cold ' . .Tay or.
Selections from II Trovatore , followed by the
Anvil Chorus , the Band and Anvils Accompanying -
companying the Voices.
SOPRANOS-MISS ELLINGTON WILSON ,
MISS HANNAH STANGELAND , MISS GRACE
E W A LDO , MRS. F. D. BURGESS , MRS. F. A.
PENNELL , MASTER ARCIIIE UTTER.
! ALTOS-bias. C. W. BROA S o N , MRS. J . E.
, ROBINSON , MRS. E. E. UTTER , Miss BESSIE
TENORS-MR. ED. L. Rom.F , MRCIL'iS. .
MCCARL , MR. A. G. PAUL , MR. Toni MCCARL ,
f MR. Roy DIxoN.
' BASS-MR. F. D. BURGESS , MR. GEO. R.
} OHNS ON , MR. B. L.MCCARLMa.C.T.\VAT-
SON , MR. W. L. BROWN.
The general chorus work was strong
The humorous chorus , "Very Bad
Cold , " set everybody to sneezing.
The concluding Anvil chorus w a s
something stupendously effective.
The different selections by Mrs. Utter
were rendered with great ease and effect.
' " " well
received. He is one of the popular singers -
ers of the club.
The comic d uet b y Mrs. Robinson and
down the house.
, Mr. illccarl brought
1 The number was well assigned.
All in all it was one of the most meritorious -
torious and artistic successes that has
ever been achieved in our city.
r - ' T he male choruses were satisfactory ,
N the humorous selection especially being
enthusiastically re ceived and a pP roved.
The duet by Miss Wilson and Mrs.
J Utter , "Soft Fell the Dews , " was one of
the prettiest numbers on the programme.
Mrs. Bronson sang her alto -
" cn Shore" with a .confidence and result
usual mark o f -
that secured the appre-
1 ' ciation.
. . . " -
The waltz trio , "Roses and Violets , "
by Miss Stangeland , Mrs. Robinson and
Mrs. Utter was a beautiful song quite
The King's Daughters will receive
about $5o from the net proceeds of the
concert , which amount will be devoted
to the work of charity.
The work of Miss Lillian Troth and
Miss Grace Waldo , pianists , and Miss
Florence Thompson and Mr. F. A.
Thompson , violinists , was meritorious.
The ladies' choruses were quite effective -
ive indeed , the ladies in a most satisfactory -
tory manner accomplishing the difficult
task of making their voices blend most
harmoniously and sweetly.
Miss Stangeland's "Sweep Little Bird"
was a sweet thing prettily sung. She is
a coming soprano of good compass and
rare sweetness of tone. She had many
The finest effort of the evening was
Miss Wilson's "Waiting , " which was
given in superb style. Miss Wilson has
a voice of uncommon compass , force and
clearness , and its cultivation is developing -
ing a soprano singer of great merit.
This was the first appearance of the
Brigade band with their new instruments.
There were 20 pieces on the stage , and
their cvork corroborated our recent state-
nseut that the reorganized Brigade band
is better and stronger than it has ever
been since the organization under the
Forecast for March.
This month will be noted for' its violent -
lent stosms , especially in those states
bordering on Canada east ; 1st to 3d , cold
wave ; 5th to 6th , cloudy with rain ; 7th
to Loth , mild and pleasant ; izth to I3th
cloudy , threatening weather , followed
by a heavy snow storm ; 14th to 18th , cold
wave ; 19th to 21st , rain ; 22d to 24th ,
mild and pleasant ; 25th , prepare for a
great blizzard , for the severest storm of
the season will pass over the northern
states from the 25th to the 28th , increasing -
ing in force as it traves eastward , and
Halifax will be nearly buried under
snow ; 28th and 29th , cold wave ; 30th ,
moderating ; and the month will close
unusually warm over the western states.
MOVED-Knipple , one door north.
Knipple has moved one door north on
FOUND.-A sure cure for coughs.-
( 'First-class pork tenderloins at
Brewer's meat market. Try them.
LosT-A corn , after using 3 Day Corn
Cure , prepared by McConnell & Co.
( Sausage of all kinds , fresh and
properly seasoned , al Brewer's market.
Knipple will be found in his new ioca-
tion , just one door north of his present
quarters , Monday.
Register Campbell held the lucky and
winning ticket at Leach's raffle of a
bicycle , Saturday night.
Good farm forrent north of McCook ;
9o acres under cultivation.
P. A. WILLs.
Remember that on next Monday Knip-
ple will be found at his new stand on the
corner , one door north of his present
From the number of farms now being
leased in this vicinity it would seem
that even rental farm property will be
operated the coming season. Every possible -
sible acre should be cultivated , this year.
A fire alarm during the high wind ,
Monday morning , called out the fire
department , in a hurry to the home of
A. G. Forman , where some excitement
had been caused by the explosion of oil
gas in a coal oil stove , in which the oil
had run low. But the department was
not needed , the fire being controlled by
the use of bedding without any considerable -
erable loss or damage.
Here's Your Pork.
C. T. Brewer has his packing house in
operation now and his meat market presents -
sents an unequalled opportunity for the
purchase of pork tenderloins , spare ribs ,
hogs' heads , lean backs , pigs' feet and
sausage at very low prices.
MOVED-Knipple , one door north.
A nice variety of ink and pencil tablets -
lets at this office.
( Brewer has a large supply o f pigs'
feet in market. Nothing finer.
A girl 12 to 14 years of age that proves
congenial can find a good home with
Mrs. Fred Carruth , two miles south of
There is Nothing Wrong.
In last week's Times-Democrat a well-
meanning Iing's Daughter depicts the
imaginary suffering which may result
from "red tape , " as applied to the work
So just a word along this line : It is
the experience of those doing systematic
and intelligent benevolent work that
more evils result from lack of "red
tape , " which we shall traslate as meaning -
ing proper organization , than suffering
from the existence of such systematic
and intelligent organization. Benevolence -
lence should only be dispensed with
sound judgment based upon tie best
possible obtainable informatibn as to the
real needs of the applicant. There is
more irarni being done by irresponsible
solicitation and uninformed dispensation
of charity than is possible under the extremity -
tremity of "red tape" organization , and
THE TRIBUNE would dislike to see any
relaxation of proper investigation and
the use of calin judgnent in the dispensation -
sation of the gifts sent into this section
for the deserving , an(1 only the deserving
and needy poor.
And TILE TRIBUNE wants to state with
due and becoming emphasis that no
deserving and needy man , woman or
child in Red Willow county need suffer
for the necessaries of life one holy nso-
ment. The present county , city and
private charitable societies preclude the
possibi'ity ' or necessity. No "half-starved
and shivering mother ( need ) hug to her
breast , through . a cold , dreary night , a
hungry , perishing child , " and "when
mormng'dawis drag themselves from a
miserable couch to a fireless grate and
an empty table. " This pen picture
may have literary value , dut it does not
depict a necessary , an(1 perhaps not a
Finally , if any one has suffered , is suffering
fering , or shall in future , no responsibility -
ity for the same can rest upon any one
but the. individual , for application in
each case brings relief.
Sentiment and the divine imagination
must give way to the facts. And the
cold , hard , unadorned facts are serious
A Live Bird Shoot.
The McCook gun club held a little
tournament , Tuesday afternoon , in which
quite a number of outside sportsmen
participated with the club. There were
two contests with live birds and some
blue rock sliootiiig.
The first shoot was at I5 live pigeons ,
$5.00 entrance fee. The score was :
Hayden , . . . . . . . " . . " . . . " .
Sutton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S
Hayden , fils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Bump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Io
Cornutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .zo
Vastine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LaTourette , . . . . S
Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
First money , $13.75 , was divided be-
twden W. H. Hayden , A. G. Bump and
W. S. Conutt. Second money , $8.25 ,
between H. P. Sutton and W. C. LaTon-
rette. Third , $5.50 , betwen a. . Fellows -
lows and J. H. Moore.
Iii the set and shoot at five birds the
score stood :
Hayden , pere. . . . . . . . . . . . , , 2
Bump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . o
Sutton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Cornutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
LaTourette. . , . . . . . . . , . . . . . 3
Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I
Giving H. P. Sutton first money , $4.30.
W. C. LaTourette second , $2.65. W. H.
Hayden and W , S. Cornutt dividing
third , $ z.75.
There was also a shoot or two at blue
McCook Secures a Re-hearing.
McCook opened another chapter in
the Red Willow county seat relocation
case , Wednesday , by asking the supreme
court for and receiving a re-hearing in
the mandamus case recently instituted
by McCook , in which Indianola was
successful. The rehearing will be had
early in April , the court convening on
Tuesday , the 2d.
Like the preceding chapters , this one's
close will be watched with some interest.
The more so , perhaps , as the closing
chapter draws near.
Like the good old game of euchre ,
county seat removal contests are never
ended till the game is played out.
Please send to Director , Experiment
Station , Lincoln , Nebr- the name and
address of any person in your county erin
in the state , who has any land sown to
alfalfa. The Experiment Station is to
issue another bulletin on this subject
and the Director wishes to get the actual
experience of growers in the state , as
well as the total acreage sown. The
bulletin when issued will be sent to you.
The building association is having a
brisk run of profitable business just now.
Hogs' heads at Brewer's old reliable -
able meat market. They are fine.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW :
BENTZ GOCKLEY is down at Holbrook
on a visit to his father.
0. M. KNIPPLE was a business visitor
at Indianola , Wednesday.
W. T. COLEMAN was drawn to Indian-
ola , Tuesday , on business.
L. MoRsE , the Benkelman farmer , irri-
gationsst and politician , was a city visitor -
itor , Tuesday.
A. J. RITTENHOUSE and J. E. Kelley
were in Indianola , Tuesday , on business
in the county judge's court.
DEACON MORLAN hied himself away
to the capital city , Monday night , on a
little more county seat business.
MR. ' 1'ETERSON is in the city visiting
his wife at the residence of lien parents ,
Mr , and Mrs. Kellar Heist in South
P. A.VELLs has been out of the city ,
most of the week , on business at Blue
Hill , I/astings , Holdrege and several
MRS. G. Q. THOMPSON departed for
Gossport , Indiana , this nioriring on No.
2 , having been summoned on account
of the serious illness of her grand-father.
RUSSELL McMILLEN , who leas been
spending the winter with the folks back
in Somerset county , Pennsylvania , arrived -
rived in the city , Wednesday night , to
take up his business in our city.
SAMUEL BALI , left for IllinoisWednes-
day night , to solicit feed and seed for
the farmers of Red Willow precinct who
will be unable to provide the same for
themselves for the spring work and sowing -
ing , He carries strong credentials.
ALBERT C. EBERT , cashier of the Citizens -
izens batik , departed on Thursday night's
passenger train for Kansas City , Missouri -
ri , where on tomorrow evening he will
be united in marriage with Miss Nell P.
Stocktona charming young lady who
formerly lived in our city , where she
had many admirers and friends. They
will be at home to their many friends
here , after March 7th , at their cosey
home corner of Monmouth and Dearbarfs
streets. TLzE TRIBUNE anticipates the
auspicious event , and extends its congratulations -
gratulations and best wishes , together
with similar and hearty sentiments of
Bound to Suicide.
OMAHA Neb. Feb. . .
, , 2o.-Special.-
John A. Walters , registering from Denver -
ver , was found suffering from poison in
the Windsor hotel , this afternoon. He
had taken laudanum or morphine and
had made preparations to shoot himself.
Ile will undoubtedly die.
Walters was until the first of the year
in the employ of the Burlington as claim
agent and detective. He is said to be a
brother of Mrs. Dr. Huff [ Crandall ? ] of
Mr. Loomis of the Burlington speaks
highly of him. He was born in 1841 in
York county , Pennsylvania , was an old
soldier drawing $12 a month pension.
He was for years at Harrison , Pennsylvania -
vania , and on coming west located at
Marshalltown , Iowa , then at Creston.
About one year ago he moved to Lincoln.
He was married a few years ago. Tonight -
night a telephone message came from
St. Louis front Mrs. Anna M. Walters ,
asking for a description of the man who
had attempted suicide. Walters left a
letter addressed to Mrs. J. A. Walters ,
Denver , so the message gives rise to
Insufficient Petition. .
The county commissioners met on
Wednesday for the purpose of considering -
ing the petitions asking for an election
to vote bonds for seed and feed. After
a careful examination of the petitions
presented it was found that there was
not a sufficient number of signatures on
the same , two names being lacking to
comply with the legal requirements of
twenty per cent of the total number of
votes cast at the last general election.
There were only 422 signatures on the
petitions , 424 being required out of 2,120.
The opposition that has wisely or unwisely -
wisely developed to the voting of bonds
makes the resuitof Wednesday's canvass
of the petition quite satisfactory. It was
utdesirable to call an election for that
purpose in the face of a probable defeat.
The responsibility for. the course of
the county commissioners now rests
where it belongs-with the people. Time
alone will prove the wisdom or folly of
t 60 Acres For Sale.
70 acres old ground. go acres under
the irrigation ditch. Two miles from
McCook. Terms easy. F. S. WILCox ,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Award.
: - . - . . .
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Knipple has moved one ( loon north.
Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters.
Everybody needs it-McConnell's Fragrant -
Curiosity is not necessarily of tlse fern-
Everybody is waiting and longing for
FOUND"-A sure cure for coughs.-
Try McMillen's Damask Rose Lotion
for face and hands.
Personal taxes became delinquent ,
February first , and draw interest.
, l ' Life isn't worth living without a
taste of those spare ribs at Brewer's.
LosT.-A corn , after using 3 Day Corn
Cure , prepared by McConnell & Co.
McCook soap is guaranteed to do twice
as much work as White Russian soap.
I'atent envelopes for mailing envelopes
at TIIE TRIBUNE stationery department.
On next Monday Knipple will be found
oil the corner , just one door north of iris
Our Russian population is quietly exchanging -
changing its money into gold. Possibly
for the purpose of hoarding the same.
Abstracts of title will be furnished
promptly anl accurate by
C. T. BEGGS.
Colonel Ed. Mitchell is the only oasis
in the desert of Red Willow county
newspaperdom. All the rest are mirages.
It is to be hoped that McCook will
continue to draw blanks in the fire
alarms. We have been very lucky so far.
There has not been so much continuous -
ous ice and skating on the Republican
river in a quarter of a century , as this
The precinct committeemen of the
west side were in the city , Tuesday , to
haul out the aid goods from the county
committee for their respective precincts.
The snow rapidly disappeared Sunday ,
before the warm breath of the chinook ,
which blew pretty much all day from
the northwest with vicipus vehemence.
WANTED-Good all-around farmer and
stock man with family to run my place
south of McCook. Good wages and
other privileges to right party.
P. A. WELLS , McCook , Neb.
Some of the patent medicine manufacturers -
facturers are withdrawing their stomach
bitters and pill advertisements on the
ground that the people in this quarter of
the vineyard are not suffering with in-
The Indianola Courier complains about
No. 2 stopping at Cambridge and not at
that place. Why bless you , Brother
Mitchell , the fast trains can't stop at
every little flag station , even if it leas
J just gained a victory in retainin 6 the
county seat.-Cambridge Kaleidoscope.
MCCoox , NEB. , Dec. zo,18g4.
L. W. McConnell & Co. , City.
Gentlemeu-I have had a cough for
about z6 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 t2/OUrY.
411 Main Avenue.
It is quite the impossible tiling to
quarantine some mouths-more difficult
than the small pox to keep within the
ropes. Tire fact is there are a few owners -
ers of these orifices of the perpeturJ motion -
tion variety , riot a thousand miles from
here , who need to be taken to some back
alley , at Ieast once daily , and then and
there have the reveille performed on the
bosom of theirtrousers with the mot patriotic -
triotic enthusiasm consistent with the
quality and heft of the garment.
A bill has passed the house which an-
thorizes the investment of sinking funds
in the hands of the treasurer of any
county in registered warrants issued by
county , city , town or school authorities
of such county under the direction of
the county board of supervisors or county
commissionersand to confer like authority -
ity on city and school district author-
ities. We believe this bill will be a great
benefit to the people , as it provides a
means of taking up unpaid county and
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Awarded Goad Mc w Mldwcater Fair. Sin Fre'dsw.
The County Teachers.
The members o f the Red Willow
County Teachers' Association will meet
in McCook , Saturday , February 23din ,
regular session. Below we give the pro-
gramme provided for the session :
10:30. "TIIe Teachers Responsibility for
the Child's " . . . . . . . . Ilii. (
10:50. " The'fhing to be Accomplished in
Easy Writing' . . . . . . . Belle flunnell.
I1:30. " 1Vhy District Schools hail to''each (
God Reading".littie Shackelton.
145 As to the Bad flay in School" . . . .
J. A. Pinkerton.
2:15. "Results of Vertical Writing at Mc-
Cook" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Win. Valentine.
2:45. "Should the Student's Special Study
for I fis fife Work begin in or After
the Ifigh School".Prof. Spaan.
3:30. "Institute and Assnciation 'l'ank" . .
' I. Ba ston.
The teachers of the McCook public
schools will entertain the association at
the hotels of the city.
We Have Them.
We have contracted this week tlse john
Ilelm creamery butter. It you appreciate -
ciate quality try it. Only 20 cents per
1Ve are offering a bargain in Bread
Knives amI Toilet Soap with Baking
We still continue to give away those
elegant dinner pails with each zo pounds
of lard purchased ,
Received this week a iliac line of men's
shoes suitable for ] reavv railroad work.
Try a pair.
Farm ers plant the new fodder plant
this spring. Superior to alidfit. Call
and examine the seed.
MCCooI + MERCANTIII : Co.
A Radical Reduction-
As Tug TRIBUNE has for the I past two
years been advocating the reduction of
salaries of city officers , it is indeed gratifying -
ifying to note the recent passage of ordinance -
nance No. 62 , which makes a radical and
proper reduction :
Mayor , per annurri , . . .from $150 to $ 7J.
Councilmen , " . . . .from zoo to 50.
Clerk , . . . .front 300 to zoo.
Treasurer " . . , .frosts 150 to 75.
Attorney . . , from 150 to 50.
Marshal , per tnonth..froni 65 to 6o.
By this sensible reduction tine salary
list of our city is reduced in total $560 ,
an amount which our overburLened taxpayers -
payers will appreciate these times.
AT THE C. 0. D. STORE.
20 ? Granulated Sugar. . . . . . . . . . $1.00
I l Excellent Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .zo
I ? Good Uncolored Japan Tea. . . .25
, Extra Good Uncolored J. Tea .35
I Best Uncolored Japan Tea. . . . .45
3 Cans Blue Valley Sugar Corn. . . . .25
6 Cans of Best California Canned
Fruitassorted ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . r.oo
Mustard Sardines per can. . . . . . . .10
Oil Sardines per can . . . . . . . . . . . . .05
3 California French Prunes. . . . .25
4 Soda or Oyster Crackers. . . . . . .25
3 l Ginger Snaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
AT TirE C. 0. D. STORE.
The County Seat.
Yes , Indianola leas it.
Tile county seat is at Indianola.
Indianola has the county seat.
McCook lost in the county seat fight.
Where is the county seat did you say ?
1Vhy McCook tried to get the county
seat but they got
When , eli when will Indianola quit.-
Monday , in County Judge Beck's court
at Indianola , Judgment was rendered in
the sum of $5o against James McAdams
and in favor of the city of McCook. The
judgment represents the amount of illegal -
gal salary drawn by MrMcAdams while
he was a member of the city council.
They are Crateful.
To the Philharmonic club , the Brigade )
band , Mrs. Utter and Mr. Sutton , the
King's Daughters desire to publicly ex
press their heartfelt thanks for their
generous and untiring efforts in making
the concert of Friday evening , February
z5th the brilliant success that it tivas.
There seems to be a strong effort making -
ing to repeal the depository law , with
the chances in favor of success.
Iacave your orders with the Barnett
Lumber Company for ail kinds of hard
and soft coal , i
Buy Canon City coal of the Barnett
Lumber Company , and you will get nice
Good writing paper ten cents a quire
at this office.
MovmJ-Knipple , one door north.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair lilghut Medal aad D1ploma.
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