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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - July 9, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY I), 1890. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. SILVER TONED ARGUMENTS. The Senate Considers the Conference Report on the Silver Bill. The Late Representative Cox Eulogized— The Bill to Prevent Collisions at Sea Passed in the House—General Washington News. sideration in favor of the land grant forfeiture bill.    grant    Tor The house refused- -yeas so, nays 97— to consider the resolution from the committee on rules. Adjourned. *|AD GEYSER. Washington, July 8.—:In the senate the conference report on the silver bill was taken up and Vest proceeded to state his objections to it. A large majority of the senate had voted, lie said, for free coinage of silver, but the conference report absolutely did away with all iiea of free coinage, and was intended to continue the system under which silver had been persistently and consistently degraded since 1873. He was anxious to see an absolute parity between tile two metals as money metals. He read the closing clause of the second .section of tlie conference bill—“It being the established policy of the United states to maintain the two metals on a parity with each other upon the present legal ratio, or such ratio as may be provided by law”—and asked why that declaration bad been inserted. It he? been put in, he said, for the purpose ol saying to tho treasury department that until silver came to be on a parity with gold it should pay out gold ana public business should be conducted on a gold basis. He for one would never vote to maintain tiiat practice. The conference bill might give an increased market for silver but the principal for which the senate voted—that the two metals should be on a parity—had been given away in that bill absolutely and completely. Mr. Coke expressed concurrence in the conclusum reached by Vest and said he would not support the conference bill. Two-thirds of tile people of the United States, he said, who were in favor of fret1 and unlimited coinage of silver, and tin' admitted majority of the senate, were checked at every turn by the executive and the secretary of the treasury. He proposed to vote against the conference bill, because he preferred it as it now stood. Mr. Sherman explained and defended the report. A question had arisen in the conference committee, lie said, whether the two houses could be brought to an agreement on the two bills passed by them respectively. In the first section of the conference bill the language of the iirstsection of the house bill remained somewhat the same, but the amount of silver to be purchased had been increased. Much to his regret it had been fixed at a larger amount than the entire American product of silver. It had been made mandatory (not permissive) on the secretary of the treasury to buy four and one-half million ounces of silver each month, w hich ut the rate of $1.29 an ounce (or sixteen to one) would amount to a yearly issue of seventy million in treasury notes. Tile legal tender clause in the house bill and in the senate bill haJ been somewhat different, and somewhat alike also, and the question had come up in tile conference whether it would be right to deprive the citizens of the United States of tile right to contract for payments in gold or anything else. It had. therefore, been agreed that treasury notes to be issued for silver, like the silver dollar on which it was based should be legal tender for all debts, public and private, unless where otherwise stipulated in contract. That same clause was to be found in the Bland bill. Mr. Voorhees said the trouble about the conference bill was not w hether the secretary of the treasury would obey the law, but that every single section of the bill gave a discretion to the secretary of the treasury who was “packed” against silver. Every single section of the bill conferred aud was intended to confer, discretion on the secretary of the treasury, by which he could destroy, dishonor and degrade silver as money. He did not reflect upon tile present secretary of the treasury. The treasury department had l)e<‘ii packed against silver ever since be (Voorhees) had been a member of the senate, not merely under tin1 republican party, but under ins own party, until he was weary of it. He would not say the conference bill was a cheat or a fraud, but under its influence, silver, instead of being more potent as a factor in th'- prosperity of the United States would wither, shrink back and take its place as a miserable commodity instead of being clothed with the dignity of money. Mr. Tidier said that as much as he disliked the adoption of a half-way measure, he was compelled to support the conference bill as the only measure which could bring relief to the people of the United States for the next few months. Congress would assemble in December next and if the bill did not work well it could be reformed next session. He was restrained by the courtesy due to another body (the house of representatives) from expressing his opinion with regard to its course. The body w hich had been considered a representative body of the American people absolutely floated in the face of the American people the demand made upon it by Wall Street, disregarding public sentiment. There had been no lobby in cit hoi house in the interest of silver, but there had never been such a pressure brought upon congress as was ’ rought upon it at this session to defeat the free coinage of silver, lie believed it was impossible to secure free coinage at the present session, because under the system which lie could not speak of patiently, the voice of the majority in the house was stifled and could not be heard. And it would never be heard until tho people of the United States had sent to tin1 house and senate men who were willing to represent them iii spit** of exterior influences brought to bear upon them. Mr. Stewart said if the conference bill was executed in good faith, (as the- senate was bound to assure it would be) it would give great relief. He was confident that it would be an object lesson that would lead to free coinage. At 3 o'clock the bill went over, and the senate passed to the memorial exercises in respect to the memory of late Representative Cox. After addresses by Senators Vortices. Sherman, Vest, Dixon and Everts, tho senate adjourned. The “New Crater” at Norris Basin, Wyoming, on a Tear. Washington July 8.—Secretary Noble received late this afternoon the following dispatch from Superintendent Boutell at Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming’ “This dispatch just received from Norris Basin: ‘At 4:15 p. m. there-was a severe shock of earthquake, followed by a terrible roar, and the geyser called “New Crater” had an eruption. It is throwing a column of steam, stones and water about two hundred feet in circumference to a height of about one hundred and twenty-five feet, and .shaking the whole basin around that vicinity.’ ” GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. Two Election Cases Decided. W ashing ton, July s.—The house committee on elections to-day disposed of the two Mississippi contested election cases, Hill vs. Catching*, from the third district, and Kernaghan vs. Hooker, from the seventh district. The decision was in favor of the sitting democratic members, r itchings arid Hooker. THE TEACHERS AT ST. PAE. Opening of the National Educational Association. * The Educators Welcomed to the City Happy Speeches— Responses — First Day’s Exercises — Knights of Pythias at Milwaukee. lh Pensions for Army Nurses. Washington, July 8.—Representative ‘Iknap to-day reported favorably from the committee on invalid pensious the bill granting a pension of $12 a month to all women who served as army nurses iii the late war for a period of six months or more and who rendered services to the sick on the battlefield. The Presidential Party Arrive. Washington, July 8.—The president, Secretary Halford and Mrs. and Miss Halford arrived this afternoon from Cape May.    ___ Placet! on the Retired List. Washington, July 8.—Brigadier General Benjamin Gierson was placed on the retired list of the army to-day. THE PATAL HEAT. An Iowa Lady Struck Down in Chicago. Chicago, July 8.—Mrs. Lizzie Egan, whose home is at Clinton, Iowa, was prostrated by the heat this morning ana taken to the county hospital. The day opened a little warmer than yesterday, the lowest point touched by th*' mercury being 76 degrees, but it did not rise as rapidly as yesterday. Clou is overspread the sky and there was a good breeze from the southwest. At ten o’clock the thermometer marked S3 degrees. The Hottest Day in Boston. Boston, July 8.—To-day has been the hottest of the season, the thermometer at the signal office registering 91 C, at 2:30 this afternoon. A good breeze tempers the fierce heat and thus far no fatalities have been reported. A Number of Prostrations in New York. New Youk, July 8.—This is the hottest day New York has experienced in a number of years and a number of prostrations have already been reported, but so far no deaths have occurred. At 3:00 the thermometer marked IOO. The Heat in Syracuse. Syracuse, N. Y., July 8.—The thermometer registered 97 in the shade bore at 3:00 this afternoon. The Hottest Day in Washington. Washington, July 8.—This was the hottest day of this year. The temperature was 97. Died From the Effects of a Fall. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Dks Moinks, July S.—Henry Hoffman, who fell from a tree while sawing off a limb yesterday, died from the effects today.    _ A BRAVE LADY OPERATOR. St. Paul, July 8.—The National Educational association began its annual session here to-dav, and the largest crowd ever known in the history of the association was present. The closing session of the National Educat ional council was held this morning, at which a committee was appointed to revise the methods of doing the business now in vogue and to make a report next year. The present officers were re-elected for next year. A formal welcome to the city and state was given at Rice park, where seats had been placed under tin* trebs. Governor Merriam, in an eloquent speech, welcomed the teachers to tile state. Hon. D. L. Kiehl, superintendent of public instruction, called the veteran soldiers the past preservers of the union and the teachers the future preservers of the republic. President Northruy, of the State University of Minnesota, said the teachers were come to a country which forty years agocivilization was unknown, but which to-day stands in the front rank in everything, especially in education. President Shepard, of the Winona Normal school, President L. C. Lord of the state association, and Rev. Dr. Strong, president of Carleton college, Northfield, Minnesota,, also spoke. President Garfield, of the national educational association, returned thanks. He then called on President Edwards, who responded briefly. New members of the national educational council elected to-day were Dan’l Bettogar, of Massachuetts; II. S. Turrell, of Rhode Island: E. W. Coy, of Ohio; Ella C. .Sabi ti, of Oregan: W. D. Parmer, of Wisconsin, to till the expired terms of W. IL Bartholemew, of Kentucky; J. E. Bradbery, of Minnesota: J. L. Jones, of Indiana; E. O. Lyle, of Pennsylvania. Twelve ex-presidents of tho association are present. as follows: Richards, of the District of Columbia, Kickoff, of Ohio; Pickard, of llinois; White, of Ohio; Hargs, of Minnesota: Phelps, of Minnesota; Hancock, of Ohio; Solden, of Missouri; Ralkins, of New York; Sheldon, of Massachusetts; Gave, of Colorado; and Marble, of Massachusetts. Several interesting state exhibits are to be seen iii different parts of the city. The Colorado exhibit has carefully tabulated statistics, pictures of Colorado school buildings and pictures and designs of special interest from that state. The Florida exhibits is composed of a collection of products of that state. Numerous college reunions are to be held during the week. At the evening session in the People's church Dr. Harris made a statement regarding the important work done by William Barnard, of Hartford, and suggested that the association organize a stock company to purchase the plates of thirty-one vol urns of the valuable journal of education issued by Mr. Barnard, which publication financially crippled him. Prof. Wiggins, of the University of the South, at Suwanee, Tennessee, read an interesting paper on “Forms of Discipline and Disciples of Forms.” He argued against the theories and insisted it was largely a question of teacher rather than of methods. Normal schools should lay more stress on this subject, for too many young teachers think teaching is purely intellectual. No system mechanically administered will prove successful. Tact is necessary on the part of the teacher, who should also show confidence in tile pupils' honesty THE HOUSE. The Bill Admitting Wyoming as a state Approved,. "■> Washington, July 8.—On motion of Baker, of New York, the senate amendments were concurred in to the house bill for the admission of the state of Wyoming. On motion of Carey, of Wyoming, the senate amendments were concurred in to the house bill for the disposal of the abandoned military reservations in Wyoming. The speaker laid before the house tho senate bill to adopt regulations for preventing collisions at sea. Mr. Dingley, of Maine, asked fo" its immediate passage. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, asked him to withdraw’ Ii is request as lie had a report to make from the committee on rules relative to the original packages bill. Dingley thereupon asked that the bill bi ordered printed and remain upon the speaker’s table. Mr. Cummings, of Now York, objected, saying that the saving of life at sea was more important than the passing of bill for the benefit of prohibition cranks The bill to prevent collisions at sea was then passed. Mr. Cannon, from the committee on rules, reported a resolution providing for the immediate adoption of a resolution that it be the order for the committee on judiciary to call up for consideration the “original package” bill and afterward the bankruptcy bill; this order to continue from day to day for the four days successively, beginning with to-day. Mr. Payson raised a question of con sul Holds a Tramp at Bay and Calls As sistanee by Telegraph. Erie, Pa., July 8.—Miss Ida Wakely, the handsome young night telegraph operator at Swanville, Pa., on the Nickel Plate railroad, is the heroine of a terribly thrilling encounter. Before Miss Wakely took the position at the little out-of-the-w’ay station on Saturday she realized the dangers to which she would he exposed from tramps who follow the road from east to west, so she had not only armed herself, but practiced until sin- became an expert with the revolver. Shortly after midnight, at an hour w hen there were only few trains, the young woman heard some one at the door, and a second later a villainous face appeared at the window. The fellow demanded admittance and was refused, whereupon he threw a lump of coal through the window and then made a dash for the opening. Just then Miss Wakely flashed lier revolver and ordered the intruder to retreat. He stopped to parley saying, “You wouldn’t shoot.” The brave young woman took deliberate aim, but the tramp drew a knife. While Miss Wakely beld at bay the desperado with lier revolver in one hand, she used the other hand to call the next station, where train was sidetracked, and to lier joy he caught the operator, whom she informed of her dilemma. The engine was detached, and with the crew aboard ran to the handsome young woman's rescue. While the crew wert' coming to the young woman's relief, the burglar tried to induce her to hand oxer tile contents of the safe and made blood-curdling threats, but when the engine with the crew turned a sharp curve he ran away in time to escape lynching.__ A Democratic Leader Dead. Geneva. 111., July S.—Hon. James Harrington, the best known representative of the democratic party in Illinois, died here last evening. A little over a year ago he suffered from an attack of paralysis from which he never recovered. He has been a prominent figure in democratic politics for almost a quarter of a century and for more than half that period he was a leading member on the democratic side of the lower house of the Illinois general assembly. Merit Wins. We desire to say to our citizens, that for years we have been selling Dr. King s New Discovery for Consumption. Dr. king's New Life Pills. Bucklin’s Arnica Salve and Electric Bitters, and have never handled remedies that sell as well, or that have given such general satisfaction. We do not hesitate to guarantee them every time, and we stand ready to refund the purchase price, if satisfactory results do not follow their use. These remedies have won their great popularity purely on their merits. Geo. C. Henry, Druggist. and said assembly is declared clandestine. A declaration of principles was adopted, setting forth the primary object of the Elks was the establishment of a fund for the relief of the members of the theatrical, minstrel, musical, variety, circus and literary profession and as many subordinate lodges had been ignoring this principle tho committee on laws and supervision was directed to formulate such amendments as will compel the observance by the subordinate lodges of this principle and land mark of the order. Officers wen1 elected. This body is opposed to the Cleveland meeting and is composed of members who hold that the grand lodge can only meet in New York. A NEW DEPARTURE. THE JOINT RATE CASE. The Matter Taken Under Advisement by Judge Fairall. The Cage May be Decided Against the Railroad Comuiisaioiiera—Young Republicans Fleet Officers at Des Moines — State News. Employes of tile Illinois Central Heroine Stockholders in the Road. Chicago, July 8.—Although it is scarcely a week since President Stuyvesant Fish, of the Illinois Central railroadf issued a circular letter to the ♦ employes urging them to invest their savings in the stock of that corporation, the responses have been so extremely large as to indicate that the men are decidedly impressed with the proposition. Many of them have indicated that they will take a certain amount of. stock, the cost of which is to be deducted from their pay in monthly installments, and the total cost will be considerably lessened by the dividends to which they will bi* entitled from the start. Mr. Fish’s idea is to induce the employes of tho road to take a personal interest in its earnings. Although this scheme hasbeen successfully carried out in many manufacturing and other enterprises throughout the country, it has never yet been applied to a railroad. and its results in tin* case of the Illinois Central will be watched with considerable interest by the managers of the leading trunk lines east and west. It was stated some time ago that the officials of the Pennsylvania railroad were contemplating putting a similar scheme into practice, but so far it has made no authorized announcement of any such intention. Chicago, July 8.—Concerning the published rumor that officers of the Illinois Central Railway company seeking to induce their employes to invest their savings in securities of that corporation. President Fish said to-day that the company lias no stock for sale, but proposes to assist any of its officers or employes to buy one share at a time at a fair market price, the purchaser to pay in sums of not less than five dollars. On these sums interest will be credited and when the share is paid for. he can, if he wishes, begin the purchase of another. It is hoped to enlist every frugal person in any way connected with tile railroad as a partner on a basis of the utmost liberality to the small proprietor. It is not proposed to form a savings bank, or benevolent association, the experience of the company being that the men prefer to handle these matters themselves. The purchaser may at any time have his contract cancelled and his money returned to him with interest. Thus the company assumes the entire risk of a fall iii price in the shares and the expense of doing the work. President Fish's belief is that this plan properly presented will induce greater thrift among the men and, through their example, spread among the people a; habit of saving and investing in securi- j ties of tile railroad which runs past their doors. The ultimate object is to produce community of interest between the citizens and the railways which shall give a perfection of railway service and amount to a profitable investment for the small proprietor—sound, dividend paying railway scares. RAILROAD MATTERS. yesterday was granted a change of venue from police court to Justice Johnson's court, but the latter is a witness in the case, and a further change is thought probable. Pierce since he was declared “out” by Judge Bishop has been trying every way to gain an appointment as constable for Valley township and ha-asked the board of supervisors to certify a vacancy supposed to be in existence. He is not yet satisfied with his murderous work. repeated the gon-heard of “Do we have mosquitos': ial landlord. “What s that? Never such a dish. How do you serve em, me ameed?” “That’s all right,” replied the guest “I like the place and IMI take the rooms and vour word alumt, the mosquitoes, but I ll just send back for a dozen bottles of Pond s Extract, as a precaution. ’ Oh they all do that. Have tire in your room last night, sir.- VS ell, I didn t see any. but perhaps there was; the mercury was 124 degrees.” An Original Package Case. Aberdeen. S. I).. July 8.—Injunctions brought against tho keepers of local original package houses were brought up before Judge Campbell of the circuit court yesterday. The saloon men want the injunctions dissolved so they can resume business. After an interesting argument the case went over until Saturday.    _ A Bicyclist Dead. Chicago, July 8.—Word has been received that AV. M. Woodside, the wellknown bicyclist, died recently of yellow fever at Rio de Janeiro. Chapter I: Weak, tired, no appetite. Chapter 2: Took Hood’s Sarsaparilla. Chapter 3: Strong, eherful, hungry'. THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Many Thousands of Them Encamped at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, July 8.—The features of the morning in l’ythian conclave circles were a grand reception at the exposition building and the opening of the delibera tions of the upreme lodge at West Side Turner hall. The weather is slightly cooler to-day. The exercises at the exposition building were opened by Mayor Peek, who made one of his eharaoteristk speeches of welcome. Governor Hoard followed by a speech of welcome iii lie-half of the people of Wisconsin. These speeches were followed by remarks by Grand Chancellor Hoskins, of Foil Du Lac, and Sinton, of Johnstown,Pennsylvania. After tin' reception the members of the supreme lodge were escorted the West Side Turn hall and the fir meeting of that body opened. Approximately less than fifteen thousand men responded to the reveille at Camp Carnahan this morning. There is a deplorable lack of discipline about the management of the camp, and the responsibility does not seton to rest on the shoulders of any particular person. Up to noon to-day only two brigades had submitted to Adjutant General McKee a report of the number of men under their jurisdiction. Several cases of prostration by heat occurred yesterday and today, but none were serious. The Red Cross society has established a hospital on the grounds and is caring for some of the cases. The grand parade took place at four o’clock this afternoon and was a most successful feature of the encampment. Upwards of fifteen thousand men were*in line. The number would have been larger but for the intense heat. The Indiana brigade came first and fourteen hundred men under that banner made a splendid showing. Pennsylvania and Missouri, four hundred men each, were second and third, respectively, and were followed by Kansas, numbering two hundred and fifty. The New Yorkers turned out three hundred strong. The fifth brigade was represented by one hundred and fifty Californians and Knights from other western states. The sixth brigade was from Michigan, eight hundred strong, under command of General Hastings. Nebraska furnished the seventh brigade, numbering five hundred men, under command of General Dayton. Ohio made a splendid showing with eighteen hundred Knights, and Iowa and Illinois showed up three hundred and thirteen hundred strong respectively. Minnesota had tIn* biggest force, three thousand men. This is only a portion of the many brigades represented. The lint was an hour and a half in passing tin grand stand. * The Elks iii Council. Cleveland, 0., July 8.—The grand lodge of the Benevolent an^l Protective Order of Elks met this morning with all the grand officers present. Exalted Grand Ruler Luinlan made the opening address, during which he referred to the New York difficulty, and said if any ont present feared legal proceedings he would be permitted to withdraw. All delegates from New York state ap plaudea and refused to leave the hall. An adjournment was then taken until to morrow morning. Every lodge but No. I of New York city is represented. The parade this afternoon, although the heat was almost unbearable, was a success. The banquet at the city armory to-night was attended by a thousand persons. No intoxicating beverages were served. THE MEETING IN NEW YORK. New York, July s.—The grand lodge of the Benevolent Order of Elks in con formity with the order of Judge Law rence, met to-day and elected grand ledge officers. Resolutions were adopted declaring the meeting in session at pre ent at Cleveland does not represent nor is not part of the order and any and all of its acts purporting to relate to the or der in any way are repudiated Tile Matter of Grain Rates Before the Inter-State Commission. Washington, July 8.—In response to the notice of the interstate commission about grain rates from west of the Missouri river, as mentioned in these dispatches, Chairman A. F. Walker, on behalf of the Atchison and twenty-two other railroads appeared to-day and submitted a brief in opposition to the pending proceedings of the commission on the ground of lack of jurisdiction. Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Bristow, of the counsel for the Erie road, submitted a similar statement. The commission will hear arguments to-morrow from representatives of the Chicago board of trade and shippers from Nebraska and Iowa, who are of the opinion the rates should be even lower than those indicated iii tin* report of the committee to the senate. Drmanil a Depot. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.I Stark, July 8.—Considerable excite-exists over the refusal of the Burlington aud Western to build a depot. The railroad commissioners several weeks ago ordered a station to be constructed providing the town would present a suitable piece of land. The town authorities purchased and mailed a deed for one hundred acres to the railroad company who tried to ignore the matter. Another nit will be pushed to make them comply with the former order of tin* commissioners. The Burlington Makes a Bound Trip Bate. Chicago, July 8.— The Burlington road has withdrawn its excursion rate from the "Missouri river to Western Springs and return, but instead has adopted around trip rati* of $16.70 between tile Missouri river and Chicago, to be on an equality with other roads. Henry Villard Elected President. ’outland, Ore.. July 8.—The directors of the Oregon Transcontinental Co. have elected Henry Villard president. CROPS IN GOOD CONDITION. Favorable Outlook for Large Yields iii Knox County. Galesburg. 111., July 8.—The condition of crops in this district were never so favorable as at the present time. Corn promises the largest crop in years, wheat will yield a very large crop and oats are the finest in quality harvested in years. Some small fruits also look well and promise an abundant yield. A Fast Mail Wrecked. Cult ago. July 8,—The fast mail train from New Orleans over the Illinois Central due iii this city on its initial run at one this morning, ran into an empty freight car near Monee, 111., thirty-five miles out of Chicago. The freight car was totally wrecked, but nobody injured. The train reached here several hours late with its mails and passengers. This is the second accident that has happened on this division of the Illinois Central within twenty-four hours. [Special to the Hawk-Eye.] Iowa City, July 8.—Notwithstanding tin* importance of the subject, the arguments of the* attorneys in the joint rate injunction case has attracted very little attention, not a dozen people being present outside of those interested. Tile argument over the ease was concluded to day. Iii the latter part of May the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern road sued out an injunction restraining tin* railroad commissioners from promulgating a schedule of joint rates, alleging the law was unconstitutional. Attorney General Stone tiled a motion to dissolve the injunction and the hearing was set for Monday of this week. Upon opening the case the railroad company tiled an amendment to the bill, asserting that the railway act of 1888 is also unconstitutional. The attorney general amended his motion so as to dissolve this new situation and thus the question presented to the court involved the constitutionality of tin-entire railway rati- legislation of the state. The case was opened by Attorney General Stone arguing that tin- injunction restraining tile commissioners from promulgating joint rates for the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern should be dissolved. He was followed by A. E. Swiss T and John C. Bells.of Davenport. The latter gentleman treated tin- subject from tin- standpoint, of equity and jurisdiction: tin* right to an injunction and right of courts to construct and fix reasonable rates on joint shipments. Hi* gave some very pertinent illustrations^. K. Tracy,solicitor of the road.argued the unconstitutionality of the law and as tin-joint rate hill is an amendment to chapter 28 of the twenty-second general assembly he held that the statute was properly before the court. Hisargument was very long and detailed, citing many authorities. He also said he was laying tile foundation of an appeal to tin- supreme court of the United States, if the Iowa decisions were against him. He claimed the penalties of tin- law wert- excessive and unconstitutional. He cited the omission in the joint rate bill, and tin- argument on this point attracted the attention of both judge and attorneys. The attorney general, in his argument, said there was ample foundation for the statutes made in tho interest of transportation, a reasonable compensation for service performed by tin* common carriers being provided for. On this basis it was as competent for tho state to regulate the business and the duties of tho different companies oho with another as it was to regulate like matters between carriers and shippers. The counsel for the railroad companies denied these assertions and insisted that it was uncoil-, stitutional to enforce business relations between tho companies against their consent. At the close of the arguments to-day Judge Fairall said iii Iii" view the decision must depend on whether sufficient machinery vas provided bx the joint rate act to provide for the sure payment to the carrier of its share of compensation for the joint haul. He took the ease under advisement. Judge Fairall asked tho counsel to submit as early as possible briefs on the points which constitute a joint rate and the power to compel a transfer of companies’ ears to connecting lines, tin-original haul road being at Mio same time under obligation to supply cars to shippers on its own line. It looks as if the case wlil be decided adversely to the railroad commissioners aud will be taken to the supreme court. A SURPRISING CONVENTION. Tin* Seventh Judicial District Convention at Davenport Holds a Lively Session. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Dax'EM’ort, Iowa. July 8.—Tin* delegate bar convention of tin* seventh judicial district of Iowa was lichi at the court house here this afternoon, it was attended by twenty delegates and a number of attorneys from other places as well as from Davenport. Its object was tile naming of tile three men who an-to be elected to the position of judge of tin* district court this fall. The bar of tin-district has done this thing for years instead of allowing it to be done I>y the political parties in the field, and the good results of tin- method have been decidedly apparent. There is nowhere in the state a bench that stands higher than that of this district. The explanation of this fact is to be found in the simple circumstance that the fittest are taken and none other. Such. at least, has been the rule ill the past. To-day it was expected when the convention opened that there would be no doubt that ii would renominate tin* present bench. It* members are all good men. approved in legal acumen. tried in tho courts, strictly honorable and just. and it wa* thought the there would Im- no question of their renomination. But there was. Informal balloting, after a considerable time spent in quibbling over trifles, showed that there was going to be trouble. It was evident that a determined effort was to be made to unseat Judge (’has. M. Waterman.of Davenport, and Judge Alexander llowat, of Clinton. When the formal balloting began this feeling became even stronger, and it finally triumphed. Hon. Lyman A. Ellis, of Clinton, was substituted in Denomination for the latter and L. M. Fisher of this city for the former. Judge W. F. Brannan. of Muscatine, was renominated by acclamation, he being tin-only candidate presented from hiseounty. The action of tin* convention is a surprise to everybody. It was supposed that the present bench had no opposition, and tin* defeat of its members to-day is regarded as the result of a few grudges that have been raised by the judges in the discharge of their duties. Judge Ellis lias been on the bench and is a leader among the republicans of this partof the stat*-. Judge Uranium was the nominee of the democrats for supreme judge last fall. Mr. Fisher i- a son of the other Mr. Fishier.who was one of Guin the last year that a (lemlocratic officeholder iii He is now city attorney here. in some respects working for this A Large Grain Elevator Burned. Sheldahl, la., July 8.—This morning fire started in the large grain elevator of B en A. Lockwood, an East Des Moines grain dealer. The flames had gained a good headway before it was discovered and then owing to a lack of fire extinguishing facilities nothing could be done to save tin* property, elevator and seven large cribs tilled with corn being totally destroyed. The origin of the finis unknow n, hut lightning i- the probable cause. The loss is about 830,000, partially insured. Fired By Locomotive*. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Pulaski. la.. July 8.—Sparks from the Chicago. Burlington and KansasCitv freight engine going east this afternoon set tire to and burned about forty acres of meadow belonging to A. V. Smith and C. Stevig. Ten acres of meadow belonging to J. J. Stutzman were burned iii Gustine manner last Saturday. A Long Swim. Keoki k. la., July 8.—A man was seen swimming down the river last evening. He came over the rapids and did not land but went on down stream. He was followed by three men in a skiff to assist, him if he showed signs of weakening. HERE AND THERE IN IOWA. A Good Aitle Crop Bromised.—"rho Iowa apple crop promises to be larger this year than any year since the memorable winter that destroyed so many valuable trees, a number of years ago. A Swimming Feat. Will Pattee and Herbert Adaman. two fourteen-year-old boys, accomplished th*- difficult feat of swimming across Storm lake, a distance of frilly three miles, without resting. Fatally Injured.—Lilburn Starr. the eighteen-year-old son of a prominent farmer living near ('arson, was probably fatally injured J uly I by t he premature explosion of an improvised cannon. The lower part of iii- face wa** completely torn away and his eyesight destroyed. A Sun K.ss pi i. Woke Hi sr.—A couple of Butler county farmers went on a wolf hunting expedition one day last week and returned with twenty-one young cubs, for which they received the snug sum of 842. A Mining Town De-euied.—The coal mines at Kirkviile, Wapello county, have become exhausted and the company is moving it' stores and other buildings to the new town of HiP-man, m ar Albia. The residents of tin- town tire following suit and a great many buildings have a1 ready been moved away. The town will surrender its charter and iii a short time Kirkviile, which was at one time a thriving little city. will live only in memory. Thky NkvkrComk Singly.—A farmer near Creston has been visited by a singular list of calamities in tin- last few days. Last Thursday Iii- team became frightenee and run away. cutting themselves so severely on a barb wire fence that one of them had to hr killed and the other was ruined. The next day a daughter was bitten by a rattlesnake and her life only saved after the most strenuous efforts. And again on Saturday he lost an entire litter of fourteen pigs. w hich fell in a well. NIPPED IN THE BUD. to him in crowds. He exercises iii*, (tower at certain hours only, and nothing will tempt, him to break this rule. Practical Collapse of the London Policemen’s Strike. Old Men Refuse to Go Out—The Dissatisfaction Contineu Almost Exclusively to the Younger Me in Iters of the Force. A Russian Wheat Crop. I Sr. Petersburg. July 8.—An official | report 'ay** that at the beginning of June ; the winter and summer crops in eastern ; and southern European Russia were very | good in some districts, while in the eastern provinces the crops were less satls-faetory. It i- expected that large quan-' lilies will Im* available for export in the j autumn. An increased demand is ex-j pee ted in view of the had India harvest London, July 8.—All London is in a state of excitement this morning over the police slrike, and the greatest anxiety J prevails as to the developments that may j take place this evening. Only 300 “bob-bies” refused to do duty, but that number was enough to disarrange the machin- J ry of the force, and hundreds of others -ere only restrained from refusing to go ; to their (Mists by the most earnest efforts , of their officers. The violence and gen- j eral bad conduct of many of the -trikcr- j could not Im: worse among the rough j miners or iron workers of tie- north and | can only be accounted for by the bad tem- i per into which the men have been throw n ' by their long and bitter quarrel with Home Secretary Matthews, aggravated by j the arbitrary action of tie- military j martinet who ha' replaced Chief Munro. J They gathered in group' around tie- sta-tion houses and hooted and hi'sed their non-striking comrades with great vigor. Inspectors who remonstrated with the men were a-'aufted. One wa- flung down stair- and escaped with hi' life by a mere hair s breadth. Dangerous* mis- I silos were hurled attle- heads of others \ and many were unmercifully pummelled. | These acts of violence gave Sir Edward j Bradford tie* excuse Ie- needed and hi- ] prompt dismissal of the brawny ruffian-who took part in them has tuned tie* tide of popular sympathy in his favor. This morning s newspapers are unanimous in condemnation of tie- *!rik<*. which sentiment i- -hared by the public generally. Public opinion has condemned and iinf.icoral I winter wheat. Ie outlook for American Turkey’* Demand. London. July *.—Tie* Turkish government ha - -. ut a new- note to the British government, demanding that it fix a date upon which Egypt will be evacuated f>y the Brit i'll troops without the right of again occupying that country. The Pope Growing Feeble. London. July oine correspond become written The 111 I N. very f* instruct! s. — f he •ut -avs •file ami 'ii* for the Ch rfmU le'* the pope has i* preparing guidance of Premium on Gold Advances. )*> Ax iu>. July 8.—The premium gold ha'advanced from -1.75 to $.95 on g per cent.__ Xinerieans Win the Cups. Bk I: LIN. July *. In the rifle contests here to-day Me*-rs. Russe, Kraus and Schrwder. of New York, won the cups. DISGRUNTLED INDIANS. Deplorable Condition Cheyenne Julv - rn mg I of It were placed regards iii'!itica strike upon ti.* »f their intention force is bourn two months >ir Edward Bradford's arbitrary since his appointment a* chief c sinner of police, but i** overwind favorable to him in its estimate conduct yesterday. On all side* hi' is applauded and nobody question necessity. The police were placed at a decideddisadvanlage i tion in attempting b 'bort notice they gav* since every member of th* by an agreement to givi notice of his purines*- of abandoning the service. The agitator' of the strike were novices w ho had everything to gain and little to lo-**. Th** veterans of the force hesitated to sacrifice the benefits and advantages of their past long service by following the lead of their hot-head* d junior-, arid their hesitaney in th*- future will certainly be greater. It i* unquestionably to til** cooln**s> and better judgment of the older men iii the servil e that the failure of th** strike last night i- due. Tiles*; mer liar! never committed themselves to an out and out -trike, and their reluctance to take th*- step influenced many of their colleagues who otherwise would have responded to th*- cai for a general outbreak. Two of the dissatisfied policemen have been sentenced to fourteen day-imprisonment for having assaulted officers who were performing their dutie*. Th* men are already weakening and. unorganized as they are. a general strike i* not likely to occur, but isolated disturbance* ar** anticipated before matter- return to their normal condition. Tin* dismissed constables are petitioning th*- authorities to condone their offenses and reinstate agen* at. th • ban-a di-: that ! nil inti KAI froi ■rn*. i 11, tam ra tomorrow About agency day win - could delay VV ttle had auge. ti -tarv The the ci of the Tribe on the \geney. S.—A Rio nett-F*rex* South Dakota, say-* Cheyenne Indian surmise* of trouble four thousand Diam! they created hen it was found be issued until i- caused by the lot been driven ti- leaving the ng from Monday I milan* also object ■nsus. ami tDei *-en- Tl tion ai era; mg , with great th** Indians twelve died of f*\ < . tm pre difficulty, i- deplora-consump-id tin- physician had •es on ham!--. Sick-ntirelv among the RUMORED DISASTER. A Summer Besort Hotel Blown Into it Lake—A Life Lost. Troy. N. N.. July 8. — Reports were received at tin* railroad -ration hit*-tonight that the Bluff Point hotel on the shore of Lake Champlain, owned by th** Delaware and Hudson Railway company. was blown into th* hike this afternoon, au*i several live- lost. It i* known a severe storm amounting almost to a ny- I clone, raged in that vicinity to-day and j the wires are all down and no particulars are obtainable. It if re port cm! from j Saratoga that near Bluff Point j hotel a number of persons who | were out in row floats were lost, j Sixteen or more are -aid to b< mi-sing. Latkil— General Passenger Agent Burdick, of th*- Deb-war*- and Hudson. left hereafter midnight for Bluff Point. IP- -aid the latest information was that while the hotel was considerably damaged. only oil*- life was lost. Th*- storm was «»f extreme severity. FURTHER PARTI* KLAR-. Saratoga. July -.—A passenger train which reached lier** at two a. in. from Montreal says that the storm was general from Bouses Point to White Hall. Many housesat Rouses Point and other towns along ’he lake were destroyed. The Bluff Point hotel, they state, was -*-ri-ouslv damaged but no one was injured. One guc't. nam* unknown, who was out in a row boat was drowned. Th** storm iii Western Pennsylvania. Pitt'sumo. July s.—The storm in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. to-night, did great damage. Trees were blown down in all directions, roads blocked everyw here and wire communication interrupted. At Erie. Win. Smith was k i ll *-* I and his -i-ter stunned by light niug. s. To-day ■ i- either for dutv. the < in (ii non*- jon the soldier-. Tic; the placed of the openly mutinied, rule, hate th** po English, and even grumble loudly at ■tabular5, at evie- ■n tidier- lire*- Kin therefo runtime ii Loud** extend! ill g- I in their lost position tire metropolitan fore* or prepared to report men having struck. But the thing which alarm most is the action of men refused to take police arid almost British soldiers, as a lice, both Irish and aristocrat!e officers having to aid th*- con tions in ireland. Fights betw and pol ice are of frequent <« every garrison town in the doms, and tin* authorities wei entirely unprepared for th -pint shown by th*-regiment* The -pint of disobedient ••veil to th** Grenadier guards and th** mounted life guard-. The **ii(iier- willingly charge upon disorderly civilian mobs, but they draw tile line at doing police duty. The citizen* ar** now preparing to enroll a force of 10.00*1 special constables to preserve order, as the regular force is thoroughly demoralized and th** people have no confidence in Home Secretary Matthews. A vigorous effort will be made to force him to comprend*** with tile men to-day. but little hop*- i-•-ntertained of success. Th*- outlook for to-night i* decidedly bad. Tile liberals of Rossendab*. that Lord Hartington xviii soon t cabinet as a means of prev-i collapse of the government, are preparations to contest his sea liament when it** -ball seek th* mentof his constituents. The til** Barrow election has encourag* ltossendale liberal- to believe that A STEAM TUG FOUNDERS. Three Xleii Lose Their Lives—Damage by tti** 'Storm. Burling ion. Vt., July *. — A severe storm -wer t over this region thi* after-tcrnoon ami wa* th** worst known for years. Several private yacht- had narrow .- ape- from -inking. Th** steam Little Nellie, (aptate Clarke of Willsboro. foundered off Rouse* (x*int and sank will Captain Clarke, his son and an engineer, whose name is unknown, on board. So far a* learned no lives were lost iii thi- immediate vicinity, but great damage wa* done to property. The Behring Se;* Trouble. Cd rom a. B. < July *.—A statement appearing in American (.aper* dated Victoria. that schooners were arriving here ay for th** purpose of re-Amerman revenue cutters in the ■a are wholly without founda-r<- i- a rumor hep- that the .var cruisers lately arrived in go into the Behring sea for the of the British sealers who tie r*- in large number*, but i- i- not vet confirmed. and at Maf Behring tion. Engli* port i protec TI Texas on Sherman. Tex.. July * ive greatly improved th >nti - to pou irairies. Th ha* Room. Sr s.—Recent rains corn and eot-norihern T*-xa*. Emigration oil lu r rich and pro-i-t* rn capitalists are sting largely in Texas land. There a sale of two of Sh-rman's business a* consumated Saturday for *73.500. Presbyterian church congregation * taken -i*-p' to build a female ■ge here at a cost of about '.'..OOO. X Presidential Candidate Dead. San Francisco. Cal.. July s.—IVD. Wisgington. who was th*- candidate of the American party for president in the ia*t campaign and win* ha* served two terms in congres- as representative from California, died at hi- home in Oakland yesterday after a short dine—. Cat Iii* Throat. [8 aecial to The Hawk-Eye.] Wau-axv. Iii.. July 8.— Herman Kruger, a German farmer residing near Tioga, cut his throat from ear to ear Saturday evening, dying instantly. He wa* eighty-;wo years old. Over the Governor'* Vet**. heli A Lengthy Shut Down Expected. Pittsburg, July 8.—A lengthy shut down is looked for at the National Tube Works at McKeesport. The firm refuses to sign the amalgamated scale but are willing to pay union wages. This the men refuse to accept and as a result the immense plant is idle and about four thousand mon are out of employment. Iowa assemblymen ever saw this state. He is wed read and ai)!**, but he has been office for mensurate chance at. years. honor or for any other com-that he eon hi find a ELECTED OFFICERS. A*Divoree Tragedy. Portland, Ore., July 8.—C. II. Hewitt. a well known attorney, was shot and killed to-day by a saloonkeeper named Charles Belgrade. Belgrade then retired to his own room and suicided by cutting his throat. Belgrade’s wife is suing for a divorce. Hewitt was her attorney, and both men were up drinking last night. A quarrel this morning resulted in the tragedy. Syrup of Figs, Produced from the laxative and nutritious juice of California figs, combined with the medicinal virtues of plants known to be the most beneficial to the human system, acts gently, on the kidneys. liver and bowels, effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds and headaches, and curing habitual constipation. A Warm, But Harmonious Meeting of Young Des Moines Republicans. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines. July 8.—Last evening, notwithstanding the extreme hot weather, the young men's republican club held an enthusiastic and largely attended meeting. Owing, however, to the heated condition of the atmosphere all business and program, save election of officers was dispensed with. The election of officers, resulted in th** selection of strong, energetic hard-working young men. who already have demonstrated their political abilities. They were: president, C. C. Dowell: vice-presidents. Amos Brandt and W. M. Lewis: secretary, E. II. Rothert; treasurer. J. J. Long; executive committee. R. B. Dennis, C. L. Dahlberg, F. E. Plummer. \V. II. Harwood and W. Clancy. The club is iu a very flourishing condition, and promises to do good work in tin* coming campaign.____ Pierce fiefs a Change i»f Venue. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, July 8.—Frank Pierce, who shot Chambers while endeavoring to force his way into the latter's restaurant. In Xlaim*. Winthrop, Maine, July *.—Ar *:3o I to-night a very severe storm set in. a*-- I companied by almost incessant thunder and lightning, together xvii Ii heavy gales. Many houses were more or l*-s* damaged. Th*-belfry of th*- Moth*alist church was blown off and fell upon Chester Shaw'* house, which collapsed tinder the weight. Mrs. Shaw was fatally injured. Others of th*- family had a narrow escape. No other fatalities won- reported, but several were badly injured. The Kiti no Storm. Fargo, N. I).. July s.— Reports con-cerning yesterday morning's destructive storm from several points north, south and west of Fargo indicate considerable destruction with no loss of life st* far known. Mapleton and Bower City lost many roofs and busine*- fronts, while almost every farm in the Him* of th** storm sustained damage to buildings and crops. At Moorhead and Glyden. Minnesota. there was great damage to property and several people were slightly hurt. Then' were no ca-nalties in this city additional t<* th****• reported yesterday.    ___________ A Tremendous Wind Storm. Cleveland, Ohio. July s.—A tremendous wind storm from the northwest struck the city thi* evening, and (Ii*1 great damage to property. Freight trains were overturned on the railroads and great hoist intr machines at th** or** docks were completely destroyed. Many houses were badly damaged and th** losses will aggregate 8200.000. The sam** storm did much damage at Canton, but ii*) on** was injured. vt rig -liter tinting tin-making t in par-endorse-re-lilt of I the Lord I Hartington can be beaten by a -troug j undidate. and they ar*- endeavoring to ; indue** Mr. Blackpot, tin* cotton king, j to accept ti]** candidacy. Rossendale. like Barrow, is in Lancashire, and th** liberals of th** county are now hopeful of I entirely routing tin* tories at the next general election. THE URUGUAY FINANCIAL PANIC. - to Ni»\c i; x -ry I A rn A p . B* pa- . La.. July 8.-In* house over asnavs ill. The the lot- gov- STOLKN wit. again*t him when he :in ph of limb I** re-net urger t—you •heesc is like a eau always find by th met in *r what in view payment by xx a- passed An Attempt by the G4» vc rn men I the Bunk From Failure. London. July 8.—The Tim*> morning print- a dispatch dated I Ayr*-. July 7. with reference financial crisis in Uruguay. Til is that tin* Uruguayan legislature special session Sunday to con.-id course was expedient to pursue of th** susjiension of speci* the national bank. A Iii 11 which will be promulgated at once. sanctioning tin* suspension of <p**ri»* payment* for -ix months and pointing out the necessity for tin* adoption of this financial policy. This action has alarmed the merchants and a deputation of them waited upon the finance minister and sought Information in regard loth** measure. The minister assured them th** gox«*rrim**nt had no intention of resorting to a forced eur-rency. Th** government fears that the people will not accept paper currency but desires to save th** national bank if possible by the pr«--**nt intermediate measure. If the effort of th** government to assist the bank or if foreign a — sistance fails the bank xviii probably be forced to liquidate. Montkvkdio, July 8.-There is no abatement in tie- financial panie her*-. In order to stop th*- run on th*- bank-tin* government i"U*-«| a decree making yesterday a national holiday. One million fix** hundred thousand dollar- is on its way here from Buenos Ayr* - and it i-hoped that ui>on its arrival th*- financial distress xviii lie relieved. I key girl may sometimes be cured ing lu r out in a buggy with a seat just large enough for two. “Strange colt, this of yours, Jack.” “How'- that?” “Well, he's young aud fre-h. and yet he - a chestnut.” “How do you (»ay for snake stories, -irV he asked, a- he entered the sanctum. “Bv th** lyiii', replied the editor. Mr*. Wiseman—“Isn't your husband a little bald?" Mr si Hendricks (indignantly! “There isn't a bald hair on his head.” Billing- "Well. my boy. are you satisfied with married life?” Benedict— ? Why. I ain perfectly saG- “ Satiated w Whe pair o eviden (laugh -••••ti purchasing a it i- not always an on bad terms with his GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. Well*!’ Hair Balaam. If gray, graduailx restores color; elegant tonie dressing, .jtk*. $!.•*•. Druggists, or $1.00 size prepaid by express for $1,110. E. S. YXVUs, Jersey City. Annual Begad*. For the sixth annual regatta of the Iowa State Amateur itoxving astwx-iation. to he held at Spirit Lak<*, Iowa, July 15 and 16,1890, the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern rail-wav will sell excursion tickets from all stations on its lire to Spirit Like at a rate of atxnit one cent per mil** each way. Tickets will Im* on sal*- July 12, Sd, 14 and 15, 1890, gin*! to return until July It*. ls'.iO. The Iowa State Amateur Rowing association is composed of rowing clul*s from all the principal citi**s in the state, arni the sixth annual regatta will Prone of the leading amateur aquatic events in the United Stat*s. For time of trains, and other special information, call on any ticket agent of this company, or address the undersigned.    J.    E.    HANNEGAN, Gen’l. Tkt. and Pass. Agt. A Miraculous Healer in France. ARis, July 8,—An astonishing story of miraculous healing was re [girted yesterday from th** island of (Heron, near La Rochelle. A young man is -aid to have become suddenly endowed with a miraeuloes power to cur*- all sorts of physical infirmities. II** use- neither incantation. hypnotism, nor drugs, but simply places his feet against his hands over th** part- afflicted, thereby effecting a complete cure. His popularity is increasing by the fact that he makes no charge for hi* services, but simply says, after th** gestures are completed:    "Go    in    (mace; you ar** cured.” Sometimes on** visit is not enough, but three never fail to expel the disease. The halt and blind hasten to a father i -tout Im jot-■ that h** i-rs suitor. People go to th** mountain* and the sea-side to do nothing, and yet where young couples ar** congregated business* i- usually preying in th** evenings. sh*- (reading the paper)—“Another cy- I dom* out West; It has swept dozens of farm* dear of everything.” He—“I'll bet ti;** mortgage* didn't budge an inch.” A Hop.*!*— Effort—"What is that on the bald man's crown?” "That isa fly.” •I- th** bald man going to kill it?” “He i- going to try to kill it, but he won't.” Sunday School Teacher “What can you say about the moral condition of Sodom?" Pupil—“He was a thundering bad man, but not quite so had as his \v.fe. Gomorrah.” Fakir “Neckties. suspenders — ” Brooklyn Man haughtily—“Do I look like a man who'll xx**ar a twenty-cent necktie?" Fakir—“Veil. I hafsome for ten rent*, mister. Sh** enthusiastically—“Oh, George, don't you think th** greatest joy iii life is til** pursuit of tin* good, the true and the beautiful?" II*— “That * what I am her** for.” ____ No Land on XVhii'h the Sun Shines - ^renter mound advantages than our own. but there ar** portions of th**great grain-bearing w*-*t and fertih south where alraos-ph* rie influences prejudicial to health militate against them, in some degree, as places of residence. Heavy rainfalls and the overflow oj great rlx’ers. which u(*t>n their subsidence leave bank vegetation exposed to the rays or the sun, there beget malarial fevers, and there also th** inhabitants are periodically obliged to ii-,- some medieina! safeguard against the ; scourge. The most popular is Hostetler's Stomach Bitters, a preventive that has for ox er a third of a century afforded reliable protection to those whom experience in the futility of ordinary ••'•m* dies for fever ami ague, has taught to'substitute for them. Whether intermittent or remittent, miasmatic fevers are conquered and averted by the superb anti-periodie an-1 fortifying tmxilcine as they are ox' no other preparation in use. Use* it, and abandon impure local bitters. ;

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