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It has pleased Ilia Majesty tlio
King to aiioint
JAJIES W. ROBERTSON, Kwj.
to be Vieo-Chambeiluin lo thu Royal
Household. He is uuthoiized to dis
charge the duties of Chamberlain
viee Col. Curtis V. Inukcn, lesigned.
llis eoinmission dating fiom tho
1st of October, 1S8S.
Iolani Palaee, Sept. 27, 1S88. 58 lit
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu. Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
JLtuiilc ot Culilm-nUt,, H. is
Ami their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Ilothschlld & Son, London
Thu Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Bank of Now Zealand: Auckland,
Chrlstchurch, and "Wellington,
The Bank of "British Columbia, Vic
toria, B C, and Portland, Or.
Transact a ir,ac.v. il-uiklng Business.
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Platan! lo neither Seel nor Pari)')
Hut i lablhhid for the benefit of all.
SATlTvDAY, SEPT. 29, 1888.
BENEATH AN ENLIGHTENED AND
Our Government lias recently de
veloped a disposition to mislead eon
tractors. It invites tenders for the
performance of certain specified
work, and then when tenders are
made undertakes the work itself.
This was done in the matter of the
removal ol the Kakaako buildings,
and it was intimated that the same
course would have been followed in
the grading of Alakea and Ilalc
kauila streets, had not the Tram
ways Company, for the sake ot get
ting the work done quickly to en
able the laying of the tramway,
tendered to do it at a figure that was
below all reason.
It is truly said that the Govern
ment, when it calls for bids, cau
tions intending tenderers that it
does not bind itself to accept the
lowest or any bid. But this is
everywhere understood lo be merely
a precautionary piovision to meet
exceptional cases, such, for in
stance, as a combination of contrac
tors, resulting in the lowest tender
being exorbitantly high. It is also
understood, that when the Govern
ment calls for tenders some one
will be accepted, unless there is
something radically unieasonable
about them all. Otherwise men
would not expend their time and la
bor in making the necessary calcu
The apologists of the Government
offer this aigument in defence of its
course: That it is the duty of the
Government to get everything done
as cheaply as possible, and that in
the cases referred to the cost to the
country would bo much less by the
Government undertaking the woik
itself than y accepting the lowest
tender. Wc do not admit the sound
ness of the lirst proposition, nor ac
cept as truth the second.
To say that it is the duty of the
Government to get everything done
as cheaply as possible, is equal to
saying that it is the duty of the
Government to grind down the
laborer's and mechanic's wages to
the lowest point possible. Is a Gov
ernment which represents the people
expected to do this? Is this re
quired of it by the people? On the
contrary, it is expected that tho
Government will bo guided by the
maxim that "the workman is worthy
of his hire," and that it will accord
ingly give him full remuneration for
Jus services. The Government is
not a tradesman, to buy at tho low
est price and sell at the highest, to
get its services performed at starva
tion, latcs and sell its water at
famine prices. The idea of getting
everything done as cheaply as pos
sible is a trading, shop-keeping
- notion, and is utteily beneath an
enlightened and libeial Government,
A tendency in that direction on the
part of our Government marks it as
an infant in diplomatic science and
The statement that the Go em
inent could do the work in the cases
referred to at a much lower cost
than tho lowest tender, is open to
Itiestion. When the worK is com-
plcled 'ami tho actual cost accurately
ntnlcd we shall see. The estimates
of practical ami experienced men arc
accepted by cointuou-'rii'.r people
before those of unpractical and in
experienced Ilgurers, who are sim
ply familiar with such things on
Anyhow, the public have recently
seen works planned and executed in
this town by the Government olll
cials which do no! inspire observant
men with an unfalteiiug faith in
those ofllcials' ability or piacticn
bility. Neither have the methods
of operation impressed lookers-on
with the conviction that thej were
conducted on the most economical
scale. In the matter of road-grading
we have seen too much taken off
one place and too much put on
another, and then the costly o.cava
tiou in tho first place refilled and
the too high elevation in the second
place removed. In fact it is the
opinion of some men who are not
entirely without knowledge and ex
perience of such matters, that al
most all public woiks which arc un
dertaken by the Government could
be done better and cheaper by con
tract. MR. JACKSON DEFENDED.
Maui, Sept. 27th, 1888.
EniTOit Uui.i.ki in : In j'our issue
of Sept. 22d, you publish a letter
from Waihee, signed "N," which
contains n very severe and unjust
criticism upon the cx-piincipal of
the Waihee School, Mr. Geo. A.
Jackson. Your correspondent says
'that when Mr. Austin took charge,
the school was at a very low ebb,
both as regards the system of teach
ing and the personnel of the schol
ars," and then proceeds to eulogize
Now 1 have not the slightest
doubt that Mr. Austin is an excel
lent teacher and may have made
considciablc improvement in his
school, but 1 take exception to the
implied charge of deficiency against
Mr. Jackson, for, although I never
was a friend of his, I cannot suffer
to see any man, "run,, down,"
even if hehas left the country, and
it is a generally conceded fact that
during Mr. Jackson's incumbency
his school had the reputation of
having attained a very high degree
of proficiency and of being excel
lently conducted. Moreoer, one
would think so if we are to believe
the vcibal and written opinion of
Mr. J. A. Moore, one of our great
est authorities on educational mat
ters, not lo mention the otllcial re
ports of the Inspeetoi-General of
Schools, Mr. Atkinson, who in his
last leport about Easter time this
j'enr, if my memory serves me right,
spoke in a highly laudatory manner
of Mr. Jackson and his school.
As Mr. Jackson had been gone
only a few weeks when Mr. Austin
took charge and the school mean
while had been carried on bj' the
tompoiary principal, Miss Ellen
Daniels, who is acknowledged by
Mr. "N," as well as by the lnspcc-toi-Gencral
and otheis conversant
with school busine-s, to be a very
ollicient teacher, it is a little diffi
cult to believe that Mr. Austin had
quite such an Augean Stable to
clean out as the honorable writer
Let us be more charitable and not
abuse a man as soon ab he has left
the country and is consequently
unable to defend himself.
REPLY TO li.G. N.
Kuiioh Ul'i.u.tix: In the even
ing Buij.ktin of "20 instant, someone
signing himself II. G-. N. tries to
anbwer my letter, which he calls a
very instructive epistle. lie does
not seem to have found instruction
in it. His letter contains no ans
wer to what I said, except where he
flatly contradicts me on the bribery
question. His letter is all talk
without thought, and fiom its style
I think he must be one who is well
known to the public, uhvnys writing
in the papers and talking at meet
ings when he gets a chance. I have
no need lo mention his name, but 1
am surprised that ho did not do so
himself instead of hiding under a
As to II. G. N.'s contradiction, I
beg to say that I myself heard Lu
hiau deny in the Legislature that he
had received money from Chinese.
He said, he got his money from
Kauhi. II. G. N. wants the names
of haoles who are much interested
in the prosperity of the Chinese,
because of the rents they get from
them and the profitable basinets
they do with them. Let him ask
that question of the people ho nii-'cts
in the street. Any one in Honolulu
can tell him who they are, because
they aro so well known as leading
citizens, and there are so many of
them. The pioper way to put the
question would be, "who of those
who have lands to let, money to lend,
and goods to sell is not obliged for
his own bake lo feel anxious that the
Chincbi) should not bo injured V"
II, G. N. wants to know "arc, we
dancing on a uiltsinoY" That hi just
tho question that is troubling mo and
my ioIloW'Coiintrymen. It is evi
dent that, if such as ho should turn
out to be strong enough to gut their
own way even a volcano might provo
mote merciful to thu Chjuefao than
they. "AVho is next to suffer?" ho
askb. Wo Chinese do not want any
one to Buffer, peace find (juiciness
and good will to our neighbors havo
been our watch wauls all the long
years that wc have been living in
Hawaii and, helping it to prosper.
But. most sure it ie, that if through
tho evil counsels of such as he sonic
one should stiller, it will not be he
and people of his kind, for they
have not enough at stake lo bo hurt.
One more question of II. G. N.'s
is "Do you think that the lands you
are paying rent for now would be
idle i f yoifgo away ?' ' This he answci s
himself very glibly, and tells us
there are plenty of people here who
are ready lo take our places. This
1 do notthink he will find any one
else ready to believe. If these "men
and families" arc prepared to be
come cultivators if wc give up, why
arc they not at work now? There
are plenty of places where they can
go and take the wild lands, or the
rush-covcied swamps and reclaim
llicm and make them yield wealth as
Hie Chinaman has done and is every
day doimr. l)r is it our cultivations
that have cost us so much labor that
they are waiting for? If this is so
I can begin to understand tho mcaul
ing of the "Chinese Question." Up
lo now I have all along been puzzled
why so many haoles get up an agi
tation against my countrymen who
do so much to make the country go
ahead. But if for cnv3T and greed
they want lo drive us away to get
the lands we are cultivating, that
maj- be a reason, (can 1 call it a
Christian reason?) for what they aro
doing. But then this is all nonsense,
the people aic not here who could
carry on tho agriculture of the Chinese
and make it pay, and if we should
be driven away, rents would go
down very low, and half the land
now being worked would soon be
swamp again, or covered with weeds
and useless scrub as wc found it.
There is always much talk in the
newspapers about settlement. 'While
the while man has been talking we
Chinese have been at work and have
settled the country wherever there
seemed to be a chance of getting
from the soil a return for our labor.
Chinese have and whitcmen have
not, the endurance to conquer the
ditliculties of settling a'country like
this. Both these facts, what we
Jiave actually done, and why wc suc
ceeded in doing it, need to be
thought about, by people who wish
to rule this country, and to be talk
ed about as statesmen. There arc
two foundation stones on which the
welfare of Hawaii rests at present.
One is a solid substantial block that
can be lclicd upon. That is the in
dustry of the Chinaman and his
power of producing. The other
may, just now, look larger, stronger
and better, and any moment it may,
from its very nature, crumble away,
and let the building of Hawaii's
prosperity tall down on that side.
This is thcsugar-planting enterprise.
Even now it has to be braced all
about with a subsidy from the Anie
lican Government in the way of a
remission of sugar duties, to keep it
from falling to pieces of itself. It
would be a very short sighted policy
to get rid of the sound foundation
and li ust the welfaic of Hawaii lo
the sugar alone. If my white fellow
citizens would think a little more
about the practical part of tlie mat
ter, I believe we should soon hear
the last of the loud talk against the
S. II. Cnux Sing.
Honolulu, September 28 1888.
Y. 31. C. A. Oo:iel l'iale Service
at (jiilur. si. Come and biing a fiieml.
Kai uakai'ili Chuiicii. Row .1.
Wal.imau, pastor. Services at 11 a. m.
Kawaiahao Ciiiikch. Rev. II. IT.
P.uker, pastor. Sunday school at 30
a. m. Pleaching at 11 A. M.
Snvr.Niii Day Advuntit Mission
IIai.i. beivlec at 7:30 p. in.
Moisjion' Ciiuicoii. -Seiviccs hi Ila-
wail.m at 10 a. m. Si'ivici'S
will be held at 2:00 l'.M.
All aro in-
0,uki:n Emma Ham.. Gopcl and
song Fervleo for Uawalians wlm speak
LiiglMi at at:i r, ji. Gooil slnj
blunt talk.-. Everybody welcome.
Iai'vMih Sr.itvici: : Go-pel and
Soiij: Services at II a.m.; liible Class
7 VM v. M., in tho Japanese Y. M. O. A.
Room, Queen Kniina Hull, corner of
Beretania and Nutiauu streets.
Ckntuai. Union Cnuitcii. Itev. 13.
G.Beekwith, 1). J)., pastor. Sunday
school and .Bible class at 0:15 a. m.
Scivlces at 11 a. m., and 7:30r. m.
Roman Catholic ('AxiimmAi..
0 and 7 A, m., low miiftS with Holy Com
munion, berviecn in Eugligh at 7 a.
M,; and at 10 a. m., high mass, with
sermon either In Hawaiian or Portu
guese, alternating according to the
ibiee pilnelpal dltfcicut nationalities of
the chinch; 2 v. M roary ami eatc
lisin; -li'Mt i'. m., in -trui:(ioii and bene
diction of the Jllesed Sacrament.
(Jiiini:si: CmJiicii. Fort stiect, near
coiner Ileiotanln. Mr, Kong Hhul Keo
evangelist. Chlneso Sunday beliool,
0:110 a. ji, Chinese and English Sun
day School, 2;:i0 1'. M, Pleaching 11
A. ji, and 7:110 v. ji. Itiblo class in
Chinese Y. M. O. A. Hull, (! :!t0 r. m.
St. AwJKiw'fl OvniEDitAi.. First
eongiegatlomvill have service at 0:30
and !!::)() a, in.
Hawaiian Evensong at JSiM p. in.
I'cnlug piayor with seinion at 0
o'clouk p. in.
t-ocoud Congicgatlou Row Geo.
Wallace, paptor. Sei vices on Sunday:
.Morning piayer and sermon at 11 a.
m. Evening piayer and sermon at 7:110
Holy Communion on thu First .Sunday
of lhe mouth at 11:1", a. in.
Divine Suivieo on Wednesdays at 7:110
Chinese Congiegatiou, Rev. H. II.
Goweu In charge. Morning piayor,
with sennoii, at 11:15 a. ji. Sunday
school, at 10 a, ji. Evening piayer,
with seiiuoii, at7:D0r. M.
Auction Salo by James F. Morgan.
AUCTION SALE OF
FROM IMPORTED STOCK.
By order of tho Trustees of His Majesty's
Estate, I will sell at Public
On MONDAY, October 1, '88,
AT IB O'CLOCK XOOX,
At tho Stables at the reir of J, I. Dow
belt's Oll'ce, Queen stiret,
Blurt" to ColtH,
Prom the well-known Stallions Luualllo
JAS. JF. MORGAN,
Has just received, per "AuMialia," a
Handsome and Select Atsoit-
Knrioy "Wlnr. TUll)Oii)-i.
Velvets I" Silks 2
Ami .ill lhe latest
American & Parisian Novelties
Valuable Horses & Colts !
:JUST RECEBVED AT
A LARGE INVOICE OF FINE JEWELRY
OF THE LATEST & PRETTIEST DESIGNS
DIAMONDS IN SOLITAIRES & CLUSTER !
The I'ainouH UoL'ham Holiil Silverware A. Finest Triple
I'lateilwarc, in great variety.
Waltham Watches, Elgin Watches, &c,
At Exceedingly Low Prices.
JSeaiiXii'ul Marble OIocIcn I
Special Initio oi Alarm Clocks', at Si VZ.
These Goods have all been personally selected in the States, guaran
teeing thereby a choice selection of the Newest and Latent Desigiib.
Sample Packages of Goods bent to any part of the Kingdom. Having
every facilities lequisito for u tirbt-clase jewelry manufacturing establish
ment, wc feel confident that wc can nianufactuio anything that may bo re
quired in the Jewelry or Silverware Line,
mdr WATCH KEl'-A-IIillXG Ss ENGRAVING1I
In our well-known manner.
Box :$4S (fiO
Constant Line of Schooners Ample Opportunity for All.
OWING to our constantly inoi easing business and the great demand of an appre
ciating community, we have concluded to oiler an opportunity to all parties
having 1'ipit.i). Our Line ol Schooneis may bo seen gliding over the "Bar" filled
to their inmost curiying capacity of Clear, Cool and Invigoiatlng
John Wieland's Philadelphia Lager Beer !
AT -TIIE "CKITERION SALOON."
To occommodale our Vast Fleet of Schooners, our ice vaults are now being en
larged legardh'bs of cost. The
Is the only place where a Cool Glass of PHILADELPHIA BEER, on Draught
can be had In Honolulu. Step forward, Gentlemen, now's the time. 02 lni
THE Office of the Commissioners of
Crown Lands has been removed to
the ofllco adjoining tho Legislative
Hall, lutely occupied bv Governor J. 0.
Dominis. C. T. IAUKEA,
C9 ltd.65 2tw Agent of Crown Lands.
ALL accounts duo II, II. or C. E.
Willlame, Hotel street, of six
months Mandlng and unpaid on tho
lfllh proximo will be place in tho hands
of a collector. 58 !!i
DURING my absence from tho King,
dom Mr. Frank Hustace -will act
for mo under full powers of attorney.
Mr. II. Armitage vil conduct inyAuc
tion and Commission Business
55 lw JAS. F. MORGAN.
A YOUNG German Woman with
a Hoy of 2 years of age, wishes a
situation as general house servant, and
lb willing to work lor low wairea. G oil
town references given, For puitlciilurs
apply at Huu.uriN Office. 58 lw
AN expert Book-keeper thoroughly
competent to write up and balance
an Impf rlcct set of books and make out
coirect etateintniB of accounts. The
work can bo done evenings, or at any
hour to suit applicant, Address l'03t
I OfUco Rox Ho, 351. 07 3t
Drink as a Life Preserver.
loiiio kMttvliIiit? HtutlHlIos
roi' tlio Itonollt ot '.Tolnl
A rcpoit on the iiiuuh v Into tho con
nection of disease with habits of Intern
poiunee, prcpaicd by Dr. Isatnburd
Owen, Secretary of Iho Investigation
touuulltci! of thoBrltlh Medical As
sociation, gives sonic staitlliig statistics
for temperance people, l'aitleulais
have been obtained by thu committee of
I2;il oaes ot deceased lives, aged twen-tv-llve
and upward, in which the habits
of the pel son In icgaid to alcohol weio
leeorded in lle classes totul abstaln
cr, habitually temperate, eaieless
dtiukcis, fteo di Inkers, and decidedly
intemperate. T he ages of death In each
class show an average as follows! To
tal abstainers, 51.22 years; habitually
temperate, 62.13; careless drinkers,
fit). 07; free drinkers, 57.50; decidedly
intemperate, B2.03. This makes the
lowest average duration of life that of
the teetotaler, and the highest that of
the moderate drinker,-his average being
nearly eleven years longer. The habit
ual druukaid averages about a year
longei lliiin the total abstainer.
Another table piepaied by the com
mittee, from which all deaths under HO
wcic excluded, showed the following
durations of life: Total abstainers,
i7.!U ; habitually tcmpeiatc, lilies;
can-less di Inkers, (11.52; free drmkeis,
58.87; decidedly intemperate. C3. ll.
Omitting live under 10 years, the aver
age ago of death was: Total abstahiois
H2.74 j cars; habitually temperate. 07.
71; careless di Inkers, 04.15: fiee drink
ers. (11.08; decidedly intemperate,
jjgyln lofeieneu lo the above, we
hae for 'ale at extremely low lates,
PHILIP BEST'S MILWAUKEE LAGER BEER
ami W. J. LEMP'S St. LOUIS LAGER BEER,
in pints and ipinrts.
YV. U. PEACOCK & CO.,
50 lw Merchant stiect.
Excellent Quality For Sale
75 Cents Per Dozen. Delivered.
52 2S Merchant Street. lw
lnO Fort Street.
k Loci Co.,
Of Canton, Ohio, U.S. A.
Having established an Agency in this
Oily for the sale of their manu
factures, which aro
Surpassed by EMI one
In their line in the woild, an opportu
nity is ollered to all requiring protce
tion of their Valuables from Fire and
Thett to biipply themselves on teima
which defy competition.
C3S" For particulars inquire at "Q5a
No, 38 Merchant St., Honolulu, II. I.
MY ofllco vrill be closed from Bcptcm.
her 32nd to October 27th, during
my abseuce from the Kingdom.
M. E. GROSSMAN,
30 tf Dentist, 08 Hotol st.
Proof Safes !
n U a Ua H H Baa lea U ti 'P
HAVE JUST RECEIVED A COMPLETE LINE OF
Mies', Gents', & Cites' Batliiui Suits,
Also, Ladies' Black
On Account of Remova !
GENUINE CLEARANCE SALE.
Plush Sets, Ladies' Work Baskets,
In Plush it Leather; Bis-ijue, Glass & Parian Wuic, Opera &
Marino Glasses, Telescopes,
Mu.sic Boxes, Toys, 33ooks, .AJUbiims.,
And other things too liumeious to mention. All tho above
Good will be ofl'oiod at the
LOWEST PRICES EVEE QUOTED IN THE KINGDOM.
U3""The above Goods aic New,
been impoited ex lcccnt anivals and
jg OJPET ES"VEJISTIlS"a-S s3il
lOG Fort Street, Honolulu.
IK " f?a
Z2T BARGAINS 3
Lamps, Chandeliers & Lanterns,
At, Lowei Prices than ever befoie. New invoice of
SHELF-HAlWm PLOWS k GEE HRGHABDM.
NovolticH and J?u.uiy Goods, Xn JOuvcje Ara.r-ict,y.
DURING my absence fimn the King
dom the Hon. W. F. Al'en will
act for mc under a lull power f attor
ney in all private matter?, and also in
all estates in which I am aiunce or
agent. W. C. PAHKK.
Honolulu, August 20, lBSH. 20 2m
ajjiu, TN a line location 1 Large
sal and 1 Small Room; fur
feggfea nibbed with use of stable and
room for a hoise. Address P. O. I3o.
fiOO. 55 lw
FOK SALE or LET
THE House and Lot on
beietauiiv street next to
i Mr. John Ena's on the west;
largo lot runs from Beietania to Young
street. House contains parlor, dining
room, three large bedrooms kitchen
bath-room , and out-houses Inquire of
01 tf W . C. WILDER.
FOR RENT or LEASE
THE Hnubo near tho corner
of Beretania and Piikoi
streets at procut occupied by
Malcolm Browu. Possession given Octo
ber 1, 1888. Apply to
At Recorder's Olllce, Gov. Building.
AROUSE on School street
lwftr tlm wnniWm lirlilen.
'llrUtrftsn nntilnlnini, fTtt vstntnu Imuitlita
LfW,,lUM4,g3 1,U IUUtlt, tflu,,.,.,
billiard. room, bathroom, kitchen and
pantry. Aho carriuge house and btablcs
lor two horses. Apply to
E, W. JORDAN,
At Waterhousu's Fort-street Stoic.
By "Lady Lumpsou,"
00 Bl)l8 ot Fine M Salmon,
CASTLE & COOKE.
Diamond Dye Hose
Ficsh and of the Latest Design, having
weie hcleclcd cxpiessly for the tiade.
EST" BARGAINS -S
A MACHINE for Shelling Coffee.
Any one having ono for sale or
able ami willing to make one, pleaso ad
dies this ofllco 4S tf
Q WHALE BOATS; 1 Decked
0 While Ho it, HO feet long, 3 feet
iltep, H leet wide; ii'2'2 feet Surf Boats;
1 18 loot Suif Boat; 2 Decked Plunger,
10 feet long, G feet 0 inches wide, 3 feet
G inches deep, with mast and sails all
complete; 1 22 feet Sailing Scow, with
mast and sails all complete. Apply to.
E. It. RYAN,
Boat Builder and General Jobber. 51 tf
NOTICE to CREDITORS.
npiIE undersigned give notice that
i they have been appointed As
signces of A. Morgan, carnage nianii.
facturer, of Honolulu. All persons hav
ing any claims against the said A.
Morgan whether secured by mortgage
or otherwiso, are notilied to present tho
eamo to the Assignees within 3 months
fiom September 22, 1888. All persons
indehtril to Mr. A. Morgan are re.
quested to make immediate payment to
II. C. BRYANT,
LOUIS T. VALENTINE,.
Assignees of A, Morguir,
Honolulu, Sopt 22, 1888. fU 2w
NOTICE to CREDITORS.
fpiIE undersigned having been an
X pointed Administrator of tho Es.
tato ot John Gaicla, of Kalihi "Wacna,
Honolulu, .deceased, gives notice to till
ciulltors ot said John Garcia to present
their claims duly authenticated and with
proper voucheis whether secured by
ninrtuHgo or otherwise to him at Ida
olllco No. Ifi Kaahumanu street, Hono
lulu, within bix mouths from date or
they will bo foiever barred.
Administrator ol tho Estate of John
Honolulu, Sept 13, 1888. 45 lm
Pioneer Shirt Factory
Of Honolulu, No. 17 Emma St.
The undersigned begs to inform the
public of these Islands that ho is making
HiriH !y 2VIo!iNiii'cmeut I
Directions for telf-mcasuieinent will
bo given on application.
WhiteSUIrts, Overshlrts & Night Gowns
A lit guarantee by making a sample
Shlit to every order.
Island order solicited Bell Telephone 41 Q
A. 31. M13LJLIS.
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