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County Newspaper punished
weekly at the County Seal gf
W. C. MANNING, Editor & wwiier
i SUBSCRIPTION MAI lit.
On| Yeti |i uo
X ilontlo . ... .50
taree Month* - * . >5
Mrictly Cask Advixt
K iterrd at the foM Officr at WllUumslr.li
N, C. aa Second Clan MaU MaUer
AMr*u all Communications to
Williams ton. N, C, - • -
'«— . 1
MARCH _ 1919
WWI1 ■Ui>l II ■IIIW» J I *ll 11 ■ ■■» ■ I *■
Many houses are burned each yeai
when stoves aru taken tlown and the
soot which has accumulated in the
chimneys catches (Ire when burning
trash in the fireplace?. The safest |
thing to do is to take down your j
.stoves when it is raining and burn
the chimneys out food then.
We are waiting for. waterworks 1
and wondering- when we will get 1
them. Now would be a good time -to
start something. ■ Summer is coming
and labor isS coming home. Reduc
tion in insurance would pay the cost
in twenty years pr less. Perhaps the |
best way to get water, sewerage and j
pavttd streets is to ask the board of I
aldermen to build them. WhStt part s
he v# yvm taken ? - -jmuexami- . wmmwr H -,-i
Farmer, bujr less guano plant few- j
ei acres, raise less cotton and get the i
same mjoney that you would bj plant- j
inj a big crop, liuying lots of SIU
guano, unable to house jour big |
cup, cotton beco ing black and blue!
in the fields and selling all at a|
price below pioduction cost must be j
o stopped. Attend tSSpfit'i'tinjf'Hytui j
'day afternoon at two o'clock...' Uacj
man can do only a little V\ ian all j
Agricultural credit is the soundest
credit, and has received .the least
thought of financiers. It i> the one ,
unfailing Ttk'at+on of »timn l lnTiiiini-tl j
is a jjjßß&ess of nature an let I by man's |
tta-leovor." Nature ne\ei defaults noil
goes into bankruptcy. Panics may dis i (
ru.it comment- and poular uprisings j (
, may destroy go\ei mm fits hut the !
earth never fails to jy&duce. There
may be- drought here or Hood th* 1 1 e. |
disease may decimate a Hot k "l pest-* I ,
mi.y tlestrov Uii'm top - in a I'egjon, ,
but even these fall : (
short of "i pairing the mdu-tiA 01 ,
disheartening the uw-rage produici.
-• - ' i
THE 1 MAIH'I N (Id NI "l COTTON |
A.SSOIIA'I ION >. i:!■- I S
The Martin count\ cotton Jannt i |
met at the court house I'ueMlay afU 1 !" *;
noon at 2 o'clock. !he attendant
was not as good us v. .t» Impe l for, |
though all "present w o enthusiastic. I
The mcet'lig was. called to older h\ , .
■Mr. W.'.H. Kveietl, chairman ol tl"
association lie presented Mr !■ raiikVj
K".Shields of Scotland ,\i • 1.. ciit >(-*],
of'i i -Uiiu-l""Tl
adtliessed the meeting m a .»>; , .
"and practical aiwiei. lit ga\f' ti.i .
history of the .cotton ciops and ! I
ed that the .small t rop alway- sol' ,
high end'tl i- l;u;'e i'inp.- alway.- .-tdd j |
low. "The 1 inted States has raised |
twelve million bales less the .|
last four >ears than it tbd during .the L
prtvious four year-. Mr Shiehi:- pre j
dieted that with a lull at longi aulit
. gootl s.ea.son we would have 'mi i J
twelve eetit cotton this '>ea,* I in-|-
•Kht.rt crops In.' the pa t lew >r;.i ' ,
Were caused bj pool seasons' and the j
' aeieage lif»s I't't n very li, I;'t,
The membei.- of the tov.n-hip ■
mittees were expected to make• h ■
ports of pledges taken andwoik done
in their svral'townships, out onl> loaf
of thin reported. The on-l\ good n
port was made by Mr. N. C. I.\t rett. |
of Robersonville, his township report-!
ing more than ,ih r i per teat pltulged to
make a reasonable reduction in acre |
age. Mr. Everett has tin in arty co
operation of his people, farmers, gicr j
chants, bankers, professional and i
otter business men in this good woik, j
His people realize it tloes not |«i.\ 5j
farmer to plant more cotton than he
can pick, nor buy more feitili/ei than
•'his crop w'ill sell for.
'•' (Continued from Page One)
school met ih the auditorium last |
week for the purpose of organizing «'
baseball teani. The Boy > appear to r
be very interested and we hope to |
turn out at least an average .school 1
ball team. We have the boys and the
boys have the spirit, but we lack the
ground to play on. If any one is in
terestetl in ..baseball please let us j
have that piece of land you are not j
using and we will give you a little
baseball "pep" this spring ami sum
mer. No school is complete without
athletics, because the bony, a* well as
the mind must be developed. We art I
handicapped in because 1
we have no athletic ground.
On April 9th the Knowlton .. Glee ;
and Banjo Club will give an enter 1
tainment in the grat led school audi .
tonum. This is the last nuiftber of ;
the lyceum course and it is the best i
There are five men in the company J
and they give a mixture of music and
comedy. Don't miss this show. We
guarantee it to satisfy all.
The Athenian Literary Society
will meet in the ncltool auditorium on
Thursday night The public is cordial
ly | )rfn
placed on roll A, fi/th grade.
William Hodges should have been
placed (m roll B, stath grade.:,.
Pay your ta*t* by April ltf. Bb^r- 1
i*J " tf
d nlesa your taxes are paid by the 1
Ist of April the. law requires me to
collect by force which means an extra
charge on the tax payer. I shall rc-.
gret to have to make an t*trs. j
against a single person. -■? j
Kespet tfulij , |
J. H. PAGE,
Tax Collector, j
4 ' NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of a power «|f
sale contained in that certain deed •#
trust executed by L. Roy Straw
And -wife, Kosa L. StrawbritlguKw]
the trustee ant I
tlate of 22ntl of March, 1917
record in the public registry or
tin county in book M-l at page
to secure the payment of a certain
bond "bearing even date therewith, am!
the stipulations of .said deed of trust
not having been complied with anil nt
the request' of the Cestui Que Trust,
tho undersigned trustee will on Mon
hlay, April 21st, 1919, at 12 o'clock m.
latj the court house door of M-artii
jcmintv at VVilliamston, N. C,, offer at
public sale to the highest bidder for
leash, a two-fifths 'undivided interest
in the following described tract of
I land, to w it:
Beginning at a lightwood .stump in
the Wildcat Koad, thence jiearly u
I southeast course along Amelit k As
I kew's line to a branch; thence tlo\m
J the branch to Black branch; them j
I down Black branch to a swe«t gum
j a eui'ncr; ttuviux up u - mall brunch te ;
tjie coloretl school house path; thencs 1
I along said pal it to the Wildcat road; j
I thence altfhg the Wildcat road to the |
lightwood stump, the beginning, ton ,
I taining IJtf acres more or less, and
being the same tract of land convey- i
etl lo Adam Strawliritlge by Allt-n I
| A skew by deed which is of record in 1
r the jiublic registry of- Martin county j
| i n Hook A at page 41C.
This the 2(ith day of March, UM9.
CLAYTOW MOOIM' Tru-tee. I
Time of sale, Monday, April 21st, -)
litl!), at 12 o'clock m., at the court |
-house door. |
-—'iVrniH' cash. 1 —
NO! ICE I IE SALE
t.'nder and by virtue of the authoiv
t v conferred in me I>>■ a'certain deed
ortnisrexeT'uleJT'Tiy f. It • Pfi'aw.
britlge and wife Kosa Htrawhridge, on
the 20th ,hiy of November, I'JIB, ami
duly recorded in the register of deeds'
•office in Martin coupt>' in Book 0-1
at page 371, to secure the payment
of a certain bond bearing even date
therewith arid the stipulations of the
said deetl of trust not having inen
t omplietl with and at the retjue. to
the, Ce.-tui Que Trust, the ululersign
til trustee will on Monday, April 21.
1919, at 12 o'clock in ,at the court
house'door, of Martin county at Wil
liMii.ston N. offer at puhllc sah
to the highest bidder for cash, the I
following dtfaiH'ihed tract of land.
A three fifths undivided interest u i
the following t of land:
Beginning at a lightwotjd stump or |
stob on tlie Wildcat rOatL; tfiCncc
nearly a southeast course along Amc
Jit k.-Askew *s line to a branch;' thence
down the luaach to the run of Black
UieMcc -*ToHn 1.1.a k hranch te;
a sweet gum, a corner; thence up :i
small branch to the colored' school
house path; thence along suitl patli
id the W'iUl.Cat-road at a comer pine;! 1
thence along said ' routr'to the begin
ning, -containing INB acres more oi
less and being the same tract of land
eanveyed to A dam Strawbridge b\ ,i
Allen Askew, recorded in book *\AA
at page 410.
Time of sale Ajiril 21st al 12 o'clock
Place of sale court house door ol
Terms of sale cash. -—'.
Votih Carolina—Martin County - In j
Superior Court Before the Clerk |
Malintla Shepherd, administratrix of
Henry Shepherd, deceased
Minnie D.nis, Emily Shepherd, Ben
thy Sht-phenlv - treorge Shepherd.
Clinton Slutjihertl, Shepherd,
1 It'tirv Shephcid,' Ethel Shepherd.
11uhi "j t Sla pherd, Bruce Shepherd.
I ucile Shepht i:d and S, S. Brown,
gua/tlian a'tl Litem,
i'ht- tli fendants Minnie Davis anil
I'ltirdy—'-'tepii,'t'd altovr tmtnfd - ■.■■will--
take notice tluui an itctioir entitled as
ultove has heeu coinmencetl in the
Supenor t'ourt, of ' Martin county.
\oiili' Cttiolina, for the purpose of
selling lantls to make assets to pa
leiits, ami the saitl defendants will
furthei take notice that they are re
tjuiretl to appear before the clerk of
the superior -court of said county at
hi office nn tin; Ist tlay of April.
.r,LL9, ainj iinjwer -or .demur to the
coniplaint in said action or the plain
ti.ff will apply to lhe"~t t)urt for the
relief ilemantjetl in said action.
This nth tlay of March, 1919.
B. J. PEEL,
of the Superior Court,
NOTICE OF SALE.
v' ndiM ind by virtue of the aul .
tv COTi'ii'ntit in a certain deed of trust
i esectiti.il t n the 21st day of IV ember
1911, by W. 11, A'ngC and wif, Mar
"tha* A are, ap'd registered in the regi.'
tei:e t f tiredß offrce for Martin-courty
iit Book 5-1 at page 26, to seem e tlie.
|K»yn ent ol a certain liond of even
-da-«- thftewitb, and —the—
: in milt tieC'i of trust' Jut havjti t been
j roittplitil with, and at the reuue-tt t f
the poi ties interested, the undecsii'i
ed tiu.-tie will on* Monday, the 14t.1i
th.y of April, 1919, at 12;')0 o\ locK
[m . 'rtt tt e coaft house tloor of Mit>' n
(O'ti.M., Williamston, N. C., off ut
puMin .-,.' de to the highest bidder fei
'•a.jb the following tlescribetl real e>
A house and lot in the town of
Jamenville, N, C,, more particularly
described as followed: Bounded on
the north by the lands of N, (i. Griff
on the oast by St. Andrews street,
on" the south by W. F. Ango, antl on
the west by lands of Alfred Walker,
containing one-third (1-3) of an acre
more or less.
This 13th day of March, 1919.
The followi of the tJnit
ed States govQmmUKmf p0"...e
be sold b> of the Secfe
lary of wj to tiie highest
Udder on aaail'JpjlTiosai s which will
! be publh ly,.aipHpp at ten o'clock as" nv
' on . March, 1919 at the
!;• ington"typewriter, new.
questionairre filing cabinets
I Of registration filing cabinet, sec
? Approximattdy one hundred pounds
r Bidders must enclose with bid a
I money order or certified check mark
letl "Bid Check" for the amount of the
j bid ' payable to the ortler of Captain
| Thomas li. MeCargo, Jr., Dis
| bursing Officer.
• This check or money order will be
| returned to all unsuccessful bidders
\ at the time the award is made.
The undersigned is vested with au
! thority to reject any or all bids whet'
jin "Tiis opThidn tTie Tk'sl 7'nter""'
| the government may be served there
By authority of E. If. Crowder
| I'rovost Marshal General.
J. L. HASSELL,
j Member Local Board Martin county
NOTICE OF SALE
j I ndei; and by virtue of a powei of
; sale contained in that certain deed of
1 1runt executed by Moses Bull ami wife
Dicie Bell to the undersigned trustee
! and bearing date of sth of March,
11918, antl of record in the public t\'g
j istry.of Martin county in hook O-l at
j page 445, to secure -the payment of r.
[certain bond of eevn date therewith'
(and the stipulations of said deed ol
' trust not having been complied with,
»and at the request of the Cestui Que
,Trust, the undersigned truste will on
i Monday, April JJlst, 1919, at 12:00
I m., at the court house door of Martin
| county, Williamston, N. C., offer at
iJiuldic sale to the highest, bidder ftn
j cash the following described tracts of
land, to wit:
EIKST TRACT- Bound on the
north by the lantls of. Tom Bell, cm
■ the east by the land of Calvin Eborn.
on the south by the lands of Pctei
Smith, :ind on*the west by the land
of Frank Bell, containing 36 acre,-
more or less rtntl being the sttme pre
mises. deeded to Moses Bell by I). G
Matthews- which saiti deed is of ree
ord in the public registry of Martin
county an I is hereby made u part ol
hereof for the purpose of giving :
SECOND TRACT Situate in Goose
Nest township and on the road lead
ng from Hamilton antl Palmyra loai
at oJlin Andrews colored church tt
the old Sherrod Mill, adjoining the
land* of the heirs of William Burnett
John A. P,enn£tt antl others, contain
ing eighty (Ml) acres more or less,
and being the same premises bought
by T. It. Slaile from the-heirs o(, llep
lietta Bowers, and being lot No. I
in the division of the lands of Henri
rttn Bowers antl allotted to S. W,
B/'istow iu said division, said division
tiX-M-t-wd.-in land—division -book--
No. I%at page 70, Martin county leg
istry, and said tlivision is hereby rt' r
ferret! to and made a part hereof foi
the purposes of a more accurate tie
scriptioli. v :
This March 20th, 1919.
A. R. DUNNING, Trustee.
Time of sale, April 21, 1919.
I'tace of salt" court bonne door. *
Terms of sale cash.
NOTICE OF SALE
Cnder untl by virtue of tht 1 aut"! t
ity contained in a certain- deed o
mist, executtii on the 29th day.
lanuary, 1,918 b-y R. W. Perry ;t
Wife, Emma Ferry, and registered ii
the register of deeds office for Mar
in county, in book U-l, page 63,
secure the payment of a certain
>f even date therewith, and tlvti st
rations in said tlebtl of trust in
aving been complied with, antl tit il
request of the parties inteli>steif, 1'
atidersigned trustee" will on Momlp I
' e 24th day of March, 1919, at
is, at the court house tloor of M-'
•:ounty,' Williamston, N. C., offer
public sale to the highest bidder i
cash the fololwing described real e
-—Ailjoiiiing the Pucrh tantt inT —tn —
north; the Mlzelle land on the e
the road from Washington 'toi Jiim
ville on the south antl the Dennis Sim
num-s I .umbejy Company on the v
containing 'one hundred (100) aci
more or less, and known as the Sir,i
I'errs land and being the premiss
now occupied' by said grantors.»
This 22ntl day of February, 1919.
B. DI KE CRITCHER.
A 1 >MINISTRATKI X'S NOTICE
Having qualified as administratri
upon the estate of A. G, Griffin,-li f
ceased, notice, is hereby given to a'
persons holding claims against ;
estate to present them to the under
signed for payment on or before I
Bth day of IVfarch, 1920, or this in
lice will be pleaded in liar of their r;
AH persons indebted to said estnt
wHI please make immediate payr-
This Bth day of March, 1919.
M IIS. MALLIE A. GRIFFIN.
j: r Administratri •
NO'I ICE ()E BE-SAIiE OF THE
VFORGE W. COREY PROPERTY
V. he reus the third (3rtl) day of Feb-,
ruary, lit fit, at 12 o'clock tn., at the
court house tloor of Martin county,
under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in that certain deed of
trust executed by George W. Corey
and wife, Ella Corey, to the under
signotl trustee, bearing tlate of 15th
tlay of April, 1918, and of recoid in
the public registry of Martin county,
in Hook O-l pace 288, the undersign
etl trustee did offer the lands herein
after described to the highest bidder
ftrr ca-4t, whetv M r*. -Ella.
Corey lte'ui)ie the last and highest
bidder ut the sum of twenty-six hun
dred dollars and whereas under chap
[ter 148 of the tmWic law« oi 1915,
; =aid oale iuul to jfjwain open for ton
days and in order that if anyone t'e
•■red'she bid mijrht be rni ed arid an
order of remade made by tho clerk of
the superior court (of this count, ),
and whereas on the 11th day of Feb
ruary, 1919, the bid of Mrs. FJla Cor
ey ft* aforesaid was raied us provid
ed for in said chapter 14(1 of the pub- I
iic laws of 1915, and whereas on the
!2th day of Februaiy, 1915, H. J.
Peel, clerk of the superior court of
Martin county ixsuo! b»*» or«|jj U> w
- id««d fo,' in 83* ! hiu r 14 ;
of the publ'e law.4 of 1015, in wh'ch
the jjnilerf trust* ••• is ordered to
make a resale of said lands at ~ (he
1 court house door of Martin county on
the 28th day of February, 1919, after
due advertisement of ami- for 15
days at the court house door and 3
other public places in Martin county
and by publication in thje Enterprise
for two weeks preceding said sale.
Now, therefore, under and by vir
tue of the power of sale contained in
that certain deed of trust eexcuted by
Ceorge W. Corey and wife, Ela Con
ey, to tlie undersigned trusiese, bear
ing .date of the 15th* day of April 1918
recorded in the public, registry of Mar
tin county in Hook Orient page 2HK,
and in order to satisfy and pay off the
ndebtedness thereby secured and in
•ompliance with order of It. J. Fee',
- Superior Court, made the 12th
'uy-ol' February, 1919, tlie unitersign
>d trustee will on the 28th day of
February, 1919, at 12 o'clock, noon,
at the court house door of Martin
county sel to the highest bidder for
cash the following described land to
wit; , - "
Adjoining the lands of I), li. Ha*
icon's line, thence a westerly direc
tion to the back line; thence along the
mck line to H. T. Koberson'a corner;
thence along H. T. Kobe r son's line tp
v l ,'. R. Corey's corner; thence south to
•oh. 11. T. Roberaon and otners oe~
lining at a wntte oak In IJ.
the mouth of a ditch, thence along the
• arious courses of the djtch to the be
cinniiig, containing 76 acres, more or
This 12th day of February, 1919.
CLAYTON MOORE, Trustee.
Time of sale 12 o'clock m., Feb. 28,
I Mace of sale: Court house Tloor of
TeTms of sale cash.,,
/• Under and by virtue of the author
ity conferred in me by a certain deed
of trust executed to me by W. It.
James on the 13th day of- January,
1917. anil duly recorded in the regis
ter of deed's office in Martin county,
in Hook M l, page 334, to secure the
payment of a certain bond bearing
even date therewith, and the stipula
tions in said deed of trust not having
t>een complied with, 1 shall expose rit
public auction for cash, on Saturday,
io 10th day of March, 1919, at 12
. lock in. j at the court liodse door in
Martin county, Williamston, North
Carolina, the following property:
Beginning at the foot of the Bos
ton road where it makes in the Free
nan road; thence along the Boston
road 58 to a comer of lot - No. H;
thence along the line of lot No. 8 123
jolps on the Daily road; thence along
-tiie Daily road to where the Freeman
road makes in at the church; thence
along the Freeman road 78 poll's to
the beginning, containing 37 acres, be ■ i,
iik: a part of lirt No. 9 and on thy
west side of the Daily road ol the
James Land Division, registered in
Martin county registry, land division
i Book I, page 176.
This 13th day of February, 1919.
11. H. COWAN,
NOTICE TO EVER YBODY -
I forbid anybody from hunting, (Vsh
f feeding nogs going on or across'
any of my land known as the Warren
Neck land or any other .tract of in>
land -in. Martin county. All my land is
-pttsfaff-fmrl-everybody—ts d«l > —Wium—i--
to keep off.-
(i, W. BLOUNT.
Young men's suits, latest, model,
and best quality itt very low,prices a
\V. It. Orleans'.
NOKTII ' CAROLINA MARTIN
COURT—JUNE TERM 1919
A. Anderson, J. W. Anderson and W.
11. Crawford, trading as Anderson,
Crawford & Company,
* W. T. Hartley.
• The defendant, W. T. Iladley, in the
above entitled action will take notice
that on the 2'Gtli day of February,
1919, an affidavit was issued and or
der of publication made by clerk of
the superior- court of Martin county
against the defendant, the plaintiffs
naiming the sum of $755.52 with in
terest from December 20th, 1917, due
Uiem for moneys advanced which
said order is returnable to the June
term ol superior court of Martin
county to be held in Williamston on
.the Kith day of June, 1919, it being
the 15th Monday after the first Mon
day of March, 1919. The "defendant
will adso take notice that a warrant ,
of attachment was also issued by the
said clerk of the superior court on
the U6th day of Femruary, 1919,«
•(—.mist the -property of the said de
fendant which warrant is returnable
to the June term of the superioi
court of Martin county at the time
and place named for the return of the
summons, when and where the defen
dnnt is required to appeur and answer
or demur to the complaint, or the re
lief will be granted.
* This 20th day of February, 1919.
' R. J. PEEL,
Clerk Superior Court
JS'orlh Carolina—Martin County, Wi
VS. ~ ' c.
i,: 1 3. E. MOORE
Tho defendant above named v
tyke notice that an action entitled a
above has been commenced before V
C. Manning, a justice of the pence ii
and for the county end state nfore
said, for the recovery of the am
?7t>.25 due plaintiff from defend:'
upon a check given by the' defend..*."
to the plaintiff on the 12th day
June, drawn upon the Bank t
Tt;>be\;s6nvffle, ~ Kot>eTs6ifvtlTe; NT"* (
which said check remains unpaid an
the said defendant will further tak.
notice that he is required to appcas
at the office of W. C. Manning, ju?:
tice of the in Wililam .ti
township, Martin county N. C.,
the 7th day of April, 1919,. at »
o'clock n. m., and answer or demur t.
the complaint of the plaintiff.
And said defendant will take n,
tice that if ho fail to appear tit
time and place as herein required, tl
plaintiff wil apply to the court for t!
relief demanded therein.
This 7th day of March, 1919.
w. c. TANNIN
Justice of the rem*'
FLOWERSP FIXIWERsT FLOW
eir! For sale at reasonable priees.
'See Mrs. 1 rene Smith. It
A SEMI- WEEKL
V;V - , 1
Tfcc Enterprise will now be issued twice a week. We expect to *
make It a real county paper. We want It togoto everyhom in the
county. We want to give the county news as well as the state and
national news. We expect to stand for those things that are for
the uplift and advancement of the people. We hope to have a part
in making every section of this county clean morally, happy social
ly strong intellectually and pure religiously and in addition .we
want to be a medium whereby mankind can help his neighbor in
cultivating his soil, in handling his merchandise, in running his
shop, in conducting his bank. 4For, after all, we are only a band of
friends and brothers whose business it is to do our part in ..the
community in which we live. If you know something tell us, and
we will print it. It will be new* to othera.
Newspapers have had many obstacles before them for the
past few years —high wages and scarcity of materials have doubled
our cost. We have not advanced our price on the weekly, but are
forced to advance the semi-weekly from $1 to $2 per year AFTER
MAY IST. Until that time we will take new subscriptions or
renewals al $1 per year and any subscriber who has paid in ad
vance can extend his time one year after the time paid to if he
renews prior to May Ist.
We are sending quite a number of sample copies of the En
terprise this week and if you Ret one it is an invitation to place
your name on our subscription list. All >ou have to do is to en
close a dollar and your name and address.
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Spring Suits, Dresses, Coats,
Capes, Skirts, And
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Arc coming in most every day and you
will find a large assortment of all the lat
est styles at our store, and we hope you
will view our showing before you buy.
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Williamston's Greatest Store
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