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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 16, 1903)
NKAT JOIt l'RINTINd
S TIIICAIIVKIITIHINU MKIIIUM S
Devoted to tlic Mining, Lumbering nnd Panning Interest of this Community, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake.
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER iG, 1903.
How !River One of the iBigesl;
Saw Mill Streams In County.
TWO NEW MILLS ttOINO I IV.
Dorcm Mill Doing (lood lluslncm
Row river nud its tributary,
Moshy creek arc ccrlnlnly to be
recognized among the foremost
timber streams in the state. Less
than one nnd one-half years ago,
tliprr was not a s:iw mill ill run-
iilmr nriii-r nn either stream. While
It is true, tirior to that lime one or
two local mills of smull cipacity
had hecti constructed, outside of a '
small local patronage, their import-!
ancc was decidedly limited. !
To Long and Ilingham, who 1
were the prime factors in the Long1
& Hiugham Lumber Co, is due the;
credit of building and operating the I
first mill. lhel,ongiNc Hiugham
I. ..1'.. ..l...., i.-...Ill .It.. l il.io I
erected n 10,000 capacity mill.
I his mill lias ocen in daily opera-
tion from the date or completion.
The logs converted into umber by
this mill came
Irom How river.
The first ciiiup was made on the
llruiubaugh and Juckson Kile
places, from which thousands of
logs were taken aboard the fiat ctrs,
brought to this city and turned in
to lumber, nud then sent aboard
cars to the markets of the world
Later 011 the logging camp was
established at llarlows, uud now
further up the stream.
Hvery day huge logs arc brought
in aboard the cars uud almost ns
fast as they reach the dump'ng
grounds of the company they
nri rfiltril on the enrriatre.
Thousands uiku thousands of
ft., of some of tie best lumber on
the Pacific coast has gone out from
this milt aboard the Southern Pacific
carH, to California, Utah and other
markets. The great trouble with
the company has been the (nihility
of the Southern Pacific to furnish
cars for trausxmalion of the mill's
product, uud tlierclore mucli 01 the
output is being piled up, waiting
COTTACSH (SKOVlt I.UMIIltR CO.
Hardly was the Long& Hiugham
in full swing before steps were
taken in the organization of the
DEATH FROM TETANUS
LeRoy Palmer Who Was Accidentally
Shot One Week Ago Dies Prom Ills
ItURIIil) MGKU YUSTP.RDAY.
LeRoy Palmer, who was shot
while hunting about ten days ago
in the woods near town, died at the
Central Hotel Wednesday of Teta
nus. Mr. Palmer came here from
the ISast nud wns stopping nt the
Central, where lie has been ever
since he was wounded. A Nugget
reporter called nt the hotel a lew
days ngo nnd found the young
man in good spirits and in every
particular in a fair way toward re
covery. The physicians in at
tendance nt first fenred blood pois
oning, on account of the nature of
the wound nud put forth every
effort in advance to prevent it, but
oil the eighth day it developed and
,ill, It mi.1,. n ilnn- nllltrt- f
1.1. fiM, inwi nr Wnll in,. I
mediately telephoned to Portland
for tetanus antitoxin which ar
rived on the midnight mail nud
treatment immediately given, lvvery
effort was used to save the life of
the unfortunate young man, but nil
to no purpose.
At this writing preparations are
being made for his burial here un
less Ills relatives are heard from at
DEATH OF J. S. RAWLINGS.
A telegram whh recolvod hero
Thursday announcing tho death oj
J. H. ltimiln','H in tho hospital at
HakerHfleld, Cullfomlii. Mr. Raw
HngH whh rcHldent of KcriiHvllle,
Oallf,, nnd about live, or alx months
ngo employed 11 Chiropodist to re
move iv coro from iiih gran loe
Hlood polNou resulted nnd tho t(MJ
was removed then the foot uud later
tho leg wuh taken off above tho knee
lint tho phyHlcluiiH woro unable to
maku It. hoal and death wuh tho tlual
vault. Mr. Kuwllngn was one of the,
onrlloHt miners In tho Hohemhv Dis
trict, bolnir employed thoru Home 25
yearn ago by the Knotts. Ho left
Cottage 0 rove In 1878 and ban mudo
hlu home In California over since.
The funeral will take place here either
Saturday or Him day.
nrsi mill. 1 ne i,ong iiiugiium spring, and which now has, besides, some very pretty as
Lumber Co. chose its mill site in this I enjoying large sales, many thousand ( able samples of ore f
city adjacent the yards of the O. &l0ffcct of fine lumber on the yard ntithe tunnel in which
S. Iv. and S. I. railroads, and . Dorcna. being pushed. Mr.
.ii.. ...in 1 .... ... 1 1...
Koieburc Man to llulM Saw Mill
Cottage Grove Lumber Co, with
mill site on Mosby creek. Attor
J. H. Young, I'. I). Wheeler and
Prank Phillips, of tills city incor
liilc this mill's- output
it U v.ili In civ tli.ii
is not nt hand
inilliv thousand feet ol lumber has
I been sawed, although the company's
inability lo get a railroad spur has
handicapped the industry in that
resect. It is confidently whispered.
however, that Ihisdilliculty will soon
Next came the Dorcua Lumber
Co, capacity alxnit 20,000, which
,as ,ecn in operation since early
spring, and which now lias, besides,
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. nu, ,.,.,.1, m,..,,,, ii. 11..
mell,oned the lls,aa,ioll r Mc.
Kjl,1(e) ro, ,, u C(X) Mpacitv
, Tncksoll K. .... ' Tllis
mill is owned by the loys who arc
nil recognized as experienced mill
mid lumbermen, as well ns mechan
ics. These four brothers who know
machinery and lumbering from
the ground up, and the fact that
they will pay strict attention to the
local trade, justifies the assertion 1
that they will build up n liberal
patronage. The machinery for this
little mill urrived Monday and is
now being installed.
Now comes John Hunter, or
Roseburg, who is now actively I
preparing for the early erection ol j
?,J ." ' -iy-j
Hunt s place on Row river.
The preliminary work or over
hauling the old dam, and develop
ing other facilities, preparatory to
the arrival or the machinery.
It is stated upon the best or
authority that Lane county is one
the heaviest and best timber
producers or any section in the
Northwest, and Row river and
Mosby creek, rank among ttie brst
streams. It is fair to presume that
in another year one or more large
mills will be ndded to the above
Hal. lasti.no communcud.
the Oregon & Southeastern will Bal
last the Road Ued from this City
to the Red Urldgo this Fall.
Things look lively again out 011
the line of the O. & S. Iv. The
steam shovel, mention or the ar
rival was made 111 Inst week's Nug
get, is now installed at the new
gravel bank 011 the Potts place.
The work now in hand is that of
shoveling out a road bed for the
gravel track, and is being done by
the steam shovel and a crew of
some teu or fifteen men, while
about fifteen men ure loading cars
by hand to facilitate the work of
ballasting while the preliminary
arrangements are being made for
the shovel. lly this time next
week the track will be in position
and the steam shovel will be load
ing cars at the rate of about one
every two minutes. It is said that
no pause will be made until the
road is th roughly ballasted from
UllS Cliy IO IUC KCU IHIUge.
The timbers from the
across Row river are now practically
on the ground, and construction
work will be commenced without
DIVIDU 1 THAIS.
A new boy arrived nt the resi
dence of K. V. Smith Oct. 8.
weight eight pounds. Tllis ac
counts lor the broad grin Mr. Smith
wenrs these days.
The two Hull homestead claims
and those of Hrnest McReyuolds
uud N. Iv. Klsen, have been con
tested. Something doing in real
estate circles these days.
A nice little dance nt Uurket's
We are informed that an organ
has been ordered of a Corvallis firm
4n ItA nlnnarl ill I ll A cltS1 MAIleA
to be placed in the school house.
Joel Long is down from the
hernia mines this week.
School children arc made happy In
buying thclrfichool books, stationery,
pons nnd Pencils at tho Kaglo Hook
For a pleaeant physio take Chamber'
Iain's Htomacn niiu j.iver isoieig
to take. 1'leamnt in effect,
by TI10 Modern Pharmacy.
BUYS INTEREST IN MILL.
Dr. K. A. LuwIiiiiikIi. of Portland,
formerly of Chicago, Iiiih purchased n
linlf Ink-rest In the Long Ac Hlnghiim
Lumber 'o'h saw mill at this place
iiIhd In tliu stors TIiIh piirchuso
In Mr. .IX' Long's Interest. .Mr. Long
will permanently retire from iictlvo
business how un aoon as lie mitkeN
illHpoHlllon of aomi) other proierty,
liu Htlll rutnliiM for the present, how
ever lila InlciTHt In tint machinery
used In tliu logging camp operated
by himself unit I. II. llinghnm.
Messrs. Long ic llluglmm liuve lieen
In active business together for a long
wlillit mid 1111 two men could well
understand each other letter than
they. Dr. I.uwhaiiKh In a liuatlvr
ami In the. liarni'iiM with a man who
knows the business unit who him the
nctlvlty of Ike. Illnglinm, will cer-
tnlnly make the IiiihIiivmh hum. The
Long & lllnghum Lumls-r Co. citab-
Hsbrd their hiiwiiiIII here something
over n year ago ami have never been
able to nil their orders from the first
month although the mill Iium run
"Ight and day. They turn out A No.
' lumlwr ami know how tosawlt.
. Mr. Kofferty, one of the miners
engaged nt the LeRoy mining
1 works, came down from the district
I Wednesday , bringing witlt him
some very pretty as well ns valu-
. r r .!. f
ore iiuiii hjc iucc ui
1 work is now
1)0111! nus bed. Mr. Kollerty is en-
, caecd ascar man in this tunnel nnd
( says the ore grows
! each round of shots.
; POWDER USED IN BOHEMIA
That Ilohemia mines arc work
ing nnd doing lots of work may be
judged from the amount of pro
visions that go into the district
every day, and that some little ore
is being removed from the tunnels
may also be imagined from the
amount of powder being used. The
Grifiiu, Veatch Hardware Co. re-
I nort that tliev ha'
bavc sold three car
loads dining the past season, and
while this coinnanv doesn laree vol-
nle 0r business in the district their
shipments are not all that is used.
The Wynne Hardware Co nnd the
Piper & Vnudenberg ship lrom here,
tCuowles & Gettys, located in the
district, nlso handle powder, be
sides a considerable arnotlut is
shipped in privately by parties who
buy at wholesale on theopeu mar
ket Grifiiu Veatch ,S: Co nre
hustlers after the trade and of
course do a large amount of busi
ness in both the hardware and
powder line generally and their
business is something or au index
to the volume or work going on in
the district. Thousands or tons or
ore have been blown out or the
tunnels in old Uohemia and now lie
on the dumps awaiting the build
ing ol smelters and concentrating
plants which will go in next season.
POTATOES, APPLES AND
J. II. Crow, tho rustling l.orone
farmer and orchard man, was In
Cottage drove yesterday and gave
the Nugget olllce a pleasant call, ac
companying It with a few nice
samples of Wiixtou cooking apples,
Winter Sweet Paradise, and Winter
Nell Is R'iir. The Waxton cooking
apple Is undoubtedly uh pretty an
apple uh any grown any where. They
ivsemblo very much a piece of trans
parent wax and are certainly In
tlavor and appearance tempting to
tho npiHitlte. Mr. Crow alsobrought
HOinu Hanner, Hurbank and Oregon
potatoes. The Oregons Dr. Petrlo
claims the honor of originating.
They are a very solid potato and
llrm when cooked.
At the meeting or the miners or
Bohemia Mining District, which
met nt Music, pursuant to the call
or Secretary A. L. Morris, on Wed
nesday, C. J. Howard was unani
mously cdosen vice president or
the Oregon Miner's Association for
Bohemia district. 115 votes are
reported a pretty good showing.
a. t. si- i. -J. vi- a. t. - u.
Tho best shoes at . I. II. Davidson's
Norman Hickey and wife are in
from the Vesuvius mine.
Logger's and minor's shoes mails
to onler nt J. II. Davidson's.
Theodore Jennings, surveyor for
the Oregon Securities, spent a few
days in the city this week.
Geo. Iiohlmaii lett for the mines
Tuesday to finish his assessment
E. S. If older mou, superintendent
of road work for the Oregon Se
curities Co., Is in town this week.
J. A. Ryan, A. L. Morris and
T. A. Routledge, or the Portland
Telegnm visited Bohemia this
The Pair at the Orexon Mineral
Sprints a Success Prom Start io
VISITORS IIIQIILV PLHASHD.
The Second Annual District Pair
held nt Orogou Mineral Springs on
the 8th, 9th and 10th, was pro
nounced by all who attended as a
successful event in every particular.
The crowds, while not very larga
on account of the inclemency of the
weather, wero very enthusiastic in
their efforts to make the exhibits
show up to the best advant
The exhibits weie all good and if
it were possible to transfer them to
the World's Pair at ht Louis in
1904, thev would make n creditable
showing and some of them would
evidently take premiums even tuere
in competition with all else.
The list of those winning prizes
follows as near as we have been
able to get them:
III'.ST VKGKTAM.K DISPLAY.
1st prize, Mrs. Doolittle.
2nd " Levi Geer.
1st prize, G. A. Small.
2nd " Mrs. Richardson.
tst prize, Levi Geer.
2nd " W. C. Shortridge.
rst prize, Mrs. John Overhosler.
FANCY WORK DISPLAY.
1st prize, Mr. Stinnett.
2nd " Mrs. G. Miller.
POLAND CHINA HOGS AND PIGS.
1st and 2nd prize, Levi Geer.
CIIKSTKR WHITS PIGS.
1st prize, Iv. J. Shortridge.
istand2ud prize, V. S. Currin,
1st prize, bull, Henry Small.
1st and 2nd prize, heifer, Henry
Small. ANGORA GOAT.
1st "ind 2nd prize, John Massey.
rst prize, J. R. Thompson, time
1st and 2nd prize, Henry Small.
PLVMOUTH ROCK CHICKKNS.
1st prize, name overlooked.
WHITIt PLYMOUTH ROCKS.
1st prize, Lina Small.
1st prize, Lina Small.
1st prize, Henry Small.
SILVKR SPANGLKD HARRISI1URGS.
1st and 2nd prize, He-try Small.
The oldest man on the grounds
was T. M. Gardner, ard gets one
years subscription to the Bohemia
The 13 month old Poland China
pigs, weighing about 300 pounds
each, exhibited by Levi Geer were
beauties and are strong evidence of
the money that can be made along
the line of this industry.
The two year old English Shire
stallion exhibited by Felix Currin,
would take a premium almost any
where Taking it all through, the fair
was a decided success and the com
mittees in charge are to be con
gratulated, but considering the
weather it would be advisable to
hold these fairs some time in Sep
tember. Considerable interest was sh jivii
in the Farmer's Iustitue held on the
9th and the farmers generally ex
press themselves as well pleased
with the efforts of Mr. H. J. Whit-
comb aud his ab: .e in their be-'
AT THE OSTRANDER.
10. A. Cuiumlngs, who ciimo hero
from Salem about four weeks ago
nnd established a barber shop In the
opc-ru house, bus formed a partner
ship with James Ostraudor. Tho
shop will now be completely rolltted
aud furnished throughout with now
bath tubs, compressed air apparatus
and all other tilings necessary to
mako It llrstclius In every particular.
Mr. Cummlmrs Is a Kood burlier un
derstanding Ids business in every de
tail and will bo a valuable acqui
sition to Mr.Ostraudor'sshop, which
already has a good reputation. Mr.
Cummlnga Is uptoduto In his methods,
a thorough believer lu the Judicious
use ot printers Ink and without
doubt will always make a success,
wherever he goes, lu Ids chosen pro
Till! SMIiLTUR TP.STED.
The Improved Mineral Smelter Co'
Plant was Tested at the Oiwejco
Works this Week with Satis
Some lime ago the Nugget pub
lished a description of a new smelter
proposition, owned by the Improved
Mineral Smelter Co., or Roseburg.
Later on the company installed one
or their smelters at Oswego, for the
purpose of testing its merits.
Tuesday the Nugget received
the following advices, which are
gratifying, and which promise to
revolutionize smelting the world
Nugget, Cottage Grove, Ore:
The test in our new smelter came
ofT to-day, aud proved to be a howl
ing success, The test was made in
the presence of fifteen interested
people, namely: Chas Ladd, Mr.
Snow, Mr. Hcbee, William &
Adams, the two distinguished met
allurgists for the Ladd Metals Co.,
T. R. Sheridan, of Roseburg.T. K.
Richardson, Mr. Poor, of Idaho,
Hlanchard & Williams, the inven
tors, W. C. Clinginpeel, C. A.
Sehlbrede, Walter and Robert
Richardson and Dr. Kent. We
used ore which went 80 per cent
silica. Every one expresses them
selves in saying that the furnace
was much more of a success than
T. K. Richardson.
TAKES THE PREMIUM.
Thomas Cox, of Lilthnm, brought
to the Nugget olllce yesterdny three
liurbank potatoes the largest one
measuring 11 Inches. Mr Cox dug
fifteen potatoes that weighed 26
pounds. He has about two acres In
potatoes and will have about "60
bushels when they arc all dug. Con
sidering that this Is the first yenr's
crop on this ground It is evident that
the yield will be much greater next
year as he Informs the N'ugget that
lout year ho produced 40 bushels on
new ground anil this year SO bushels
from the same piece of ground. W
offered last week a year's subscrip
tion for a cabbage larger than the
one grown by Mark Curoutte and
wo will now offer a year's subscrip
tion for potatoes that will out
measure or outweigh those produced
by Sfr. Cox,
C. H. Setfert returned from Port
We are pleased to announce the
wedding of Mr. Cbas. Culver and
Miss Eunice Copley, both of Sagi
naw. Mr. Lee Thomason and wife re
turned from their wedding tour
Monday, aud ucedlsss to say the
gioom bad to buy cigars for the
Mrs. Frank Page returned from
Eugene Monday where she has
been visiting friends for the last
Is Mr. W married or is it a
mere speculation? Of course we
The weather has been beautiful
tor the last few days, as Oregon
weather always is.
A message from Creswell an
nounced the death of Wm. Pervine,
a brother of Mrs. Cbas. Smith, of
Miss Ethel LaRant, who has
been visiting in Eugene, returned
All repairing nnd all shoes guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction at
J. H. Davidson's.
NOT THE CHEAP STUFF that makes n
wear them look cheap. But the lattest styles.
Cloaks from $5.00
to $3.50. We have
the very latest in styles
Hotid Mitillarglit VIjIIi Hi District, and
Finds Many Things to interest Hlra.
COMPARES DISTRICT WITH TONOPAII.
Thinks the Camp has Bright Future
Will Probably Spend Several
Weeks In Camp Next Year.
Fred McMillan, one or the best
known metallurgists and mining ex
perts in the West visited Bohemia
Mr. McMillan did not have time
to go into detail this trip as his
time was limited, at the same time
the work he had in hand gave him
a rair opportunity to become ac
quainted with many or the salient
points or the district.
Like many others he cannot pass
as to the depth or the ore, but he
states that if the ore chutes go
down there is no limit to the great
ftiture of the camp. He compares
the district with Tonopah, Nevada,
and many other famous camps.
bpeakmg of the Oregon Securi
ties, particularly the Musick, he
stated that while he had not ex
amined the ores to the extent of
becoming acquainted with the
values carried, he was prepared to
say that if the ores of the Musick
carry the values given out that the
Oregon Securities has at least $1,
500,000 in sight.
He also commented favorably on
the Champion lead, and predicts
that the company, and many others
for that matter, have a very bright
future. Mr. McMillan finds the
district one of the most interesting
that it has been his lot to visit, and
states that he shall make every
effort to spend several weeks iu the
camp next season.
Special Meeting Held Monday Eve
ningCity to Have Arc Lights
Night Watchman Appointed.
The City Council met iu special
session Monday evening, Oct. 12,
to take under advisement the pro
posal of W. H. Abrams, manager
of the Cottage Grove Electric Light
Manager Abrams has just com
pleted the installation of his new
light plant, and in view of some
solicitation for arc lights on Main
street, he proposed to the council
that he would furnish five 60-candle
arc lights on Main street to take
the place of some 14 incondesceuts
now in use, keep the same in run
ning order without cost to the city,
providing the city would extend
the present contract for a period of
five years from date of expiration of
said present contract, which is hold
ing for some two years yet.
After deliberation the Council ac
cepted the proposal of the light
company, introducing the provision
that at the expiration of two years,
if the city should decide to pur
chase and assume control or the
light system, the company shall
sell the plant to the municipality,
at a reasonable price, to be agreed
upon at that time, it being optional
with the city to purchase or not.
With this understanding the arc
lights were agreed upon, and the
city recorder was instructed to draft
an ordinance to that effect.
It was further agreed that four
arcs should be placed on Main
street between the depot and the
bridge and the filth in the square
across the bridge at the conjunc
tion of Wall and River streets.
It was further ordered that the
Clotliiiif, Boats, Shoes, Hats and New
Rothchild Suits for Men $8.00 to $25.00.
to $25.00. Shoes $2.00 to $5.50. Hats $1.00
iust opened our fall stock of Dry Goods. Strictly
Garman, Hemenway Co.
Leaders in Merchandising.
water channels under the crossings
on Main and Fourth streets be
In view of a necessity for a night
and day man on the police force,
Robt. Martin was elected night
man, and hereafter Marshal Under
wood will be relieved of night duty.
After the reading of the usual
number of bills Council adjourned.
A MORNING BLAZE,
Barn and All Its Contents Includ
ing the Family Horse Burned.
Last Friday morning the large
barn belonging to Burn Veatch,
across the street and nearly oppo
site Mr. Veatch's residence, on
Second and Kansas streets went up
in smoke. The fire occurred nt
about 4 o'clock a. m. The origin
of the fire cannot be accounted for
in any other way than that a
tramp or tramps were sleeping in
the barn, and in lighting their
cigars or pipes the hay or straw
was set on fire.
The fire resulted not only in the
loss or the barn, which at a Io
estimate was valued at $300, be .
the entire contents, except
family buggy and cow, was.
Uncle Burn feels the loss of his
trusty family horse more than all
else. He says that he can replace
the barn and the hay and feed, but
that it will be a difficult matter for
him to find another horse, upon
which he can so confidently rclyi
The barn was filled with hay and
oat straw, besides quite a quantity
or other feed. A back belonging
to Bob Mosby was also in the barn,
a conservative value or which is
placed at $60, was also destroyed,
besides three saddles, several sets
or harness and other necessary
equipment. There was no insur
ance on the barn nor contents. The
entire loss has been estimated at
$600 to $700.
While the hour was the very
worst ror a fire, it is worthy or note
that the local fire department tost
no time in getting to the scene, and
effective work was done promptly.
Had not the boys been good step
pers it is more than likely that
several other .buildings would have
burned or been badly damaged.
Considering the little encourage
ment the boys get, and the fact
that they have little time for sys
tematic drill, the members or the
companies are to be congratulated
on their prompt response at all
hours of the day and night.
DRUQ STORE CHANGES.
J. S. IJenson, who has been en
gaged In the grocery business with
Frank Sklllman, on the West Side,
last Tuesday purchased tho drug
store on tho West Side from A. D.
Wllmot. .Mr. Wlimot purchased tho
stock of goods some time ago from
J. !' Currnn but on account of 111
health was unable to continue In the
business. Mr. Benson will continue
the business on the West Side and
will enloy tho largo trade ho so suc
cessfully built up while In tho busi
ness before. Mr. Benson Is the old
est druggist in South Lano and In
ills examination oeioro tne state
Board of Pharmacy passed the best
examination possible before that
board. He Is well known by every
resident of this part of the county
nnd his familiar face behind the pre
scription case and his pleasant dis
position toward everybody will bo
the success or 111s uusmess. .nr. wii-
mot will leave next Monday for an
extended visit In Missouri and Illinois
for the winter.
CULVER COI'LEY At the home
ot the bride's, parents, In Saginaw,
Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, 1902,
Charles Culver and Miss Eunice Cop
ley. Iter. W. .1. Gardiner, otllclatlng.
Mr. Culver Is a step son of Mr. and
Mrs. Mvron Johnson, of Creiwoll and
Miss Copley Is tho daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. F. Copley, of Saginaw.
The young couple have tho best
wishes of many friends both In Sag
inaw nnd Creswell. nnd Bohemia
Nugget wishes them many years of
man or woman who
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