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News for Sunday
The Journal has the best news
service in the northwest.
ffen Writs for Frauds and Two
Assaults in New York
Ballot Box Found in Alley, Ballot
Boxes Hidden by Crim-
New York, Nov. 10.Ten indict
ments for violations of the election la-w
and two for assault committal at last
Tuesday's election were drawn up pv
the grand .jury today. The jury ad
journed until Monday before the in
dictment had been presented to them
for indorsement after being drawn up.
Evidence was prepared for the grand
jury today by both State's Attorney
General Julius M. Mayer and by the
law committee which is conducting
"William R. Hearst's contest of the may
oralty election.
The law committee applied for six
teen indictments and its members said
that the names of some very prominent
politicians were among the indictments
Mr. Hearst made public a postal sard
received today and signed merely
"Truck Driver," which read:
"On Wednesday night five ballot
boxes were taken from a boarding star
ble at 232 Front street."
The First Evidence.
The first tangible evidence of irregu
larity in the conduct of the mayoralty
election came to light yesterday when
a policeman in uniform walked into the
office of District Attorney Jerome, car
rying under his arm a ballot box
wrapped in a newspaper.
The policeman told'Mr. Jerome the
ballot box had been found accidentally
in the rear of a barbershop in the up
per part of the twenty-first assembly
district, which had been used as a poll
ing place.
According to information obtained
later, the ballot box was one that had
been set-apart, .for,,the reception of
protested' ballots, df
appear e*
to contain a very considerable number.
Found in Fulling Place.
The box was found, it. was further
learned, in a polling place in that pa*t
of the'. twentyrfirst assembly- district
which lies between Oner
Hundred": and
Tenth and One Hundred and .Sixteenth
According to other information%& 4,:
eeived from the .authorities, the ballot
box was unlocked when turned over to
the district attorney and its appearance
indicated that it had not at any time
been sealed. Furthermore, the box had
not been reported to or by the police,
or to or by any other of the duly con
stituted authorities as missing. I twas
found in the barbershop by a person
who had not been connected any way
with the polling place on the day of
The twenty-first assembly district has
for its political leaders Abraham Gru
ber for the republicans and Matthew J. C^
Donahu1e of the regular Tamman or
Ballot Boxes in River.
It was also reported to the district at
torney that at least four ballot boxes
had been thrown into the North river.
Attorney General Mayer stated later
that he had received information of tho
recovery from the North river of these
ballot boxes. o1 1
and Elections Commissioner Morgan, ^Ji^?
and a conference was held in Mr. Jer- appreciative.
orae's office which resulted in the for
jnal inauguration of the criminal end
of the inquiry into the alleged frauds in
the mayoralty election.
Warrants, it is said by the authori
ties, were issued for the eight election
officers in the polling place in which
the box had been found, and summonses
were issued for the policemen who had
been detailed to the polling place_ dur-
ing the count of the ballots. Every
and the names have also been obtained
of the policemen who were in the poll
ing place.
Up to the Police.
The police, it was intimated by one
of the authorities, would have primarily
election officer in the polling place wholesale and manufacturing c----
whence came the ballot box turned over Men and women from the tacton
to the district attorney has been traced,
McClellan to Supersede Murphy
McCarrcn to Step Down.
Journal Special Service.
New York, Nov. 10
of the election The new leader will
be Mayor. McClellan Murphy it is i
Early Church Services Followed
by Noon Meetings at Five
I Other features of the Chapman
I meetings will be found on page 23.
Minneapolis today bore testimony to
the great fruits already borne by the
evangelistic campaign'. This was the
day designated by Dr. J. Wilbur Chap
man, the evangelistic leader, as the day
of prayer. Business men and women
by the thousand gave up the usual
pursuits and pleasures of the noon hour
to attend gospel meetings in the thea
ters thruout the commercial district.
There they were addressed by differ
ent evangelists, in brief, earnest expo
sitions ofbiblieal texts and appeals for
both individual and civic righteousness
Prayers full of sincerity were offered
by ministers and laymen, and the audi
ence at each place had quiet moments
for individual prayer.
In all some 5,000 persons attended the
noon meetings in the five theaters open
for services. The vast majority of
those in the audiences were business
people, representing all professions, all
fines of trade and all grades and kinds
of employees.
Early Prayer Services Held.
The noon theater meetings were but
a fitting sequel to the special prayer
meetings held thruout the city from
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in all the leading
churches, each pastor presiding mhis
own church. The meetings were tor
the most part well attended, were ex
ceedingly devout and very gratifying
to the ministers and workers.
At the Metropolitan theater, by five
minutes past 12 today people were be
ing turned away because every seat
was occupied. Dr. Strouse addressed
one-of-th largest gatherings the Met
ropolitan ha"s ever contained. Not onlv
were the auditorium, balcony and gal
lery filled* but some 200 hearers occu
pied seats on the stage! There were
probably-8,000 persons within the the-lives
kept coming into the Unique thruout the
SIS & &- ^^^rcass^
S 4
Dr. Stough's Audience I Made of
Busy Men and Women.
At the Bijou the audience was enthu
siastic, and the spirit of the service did
not suffer for lack of numbers.
more to explain than the election ofn- report from the pastors, he was confi-
cers, because it was the specific duty dent that the meetings would result in
to collect the ballot boxes at the close added vigor to the evangelistic move-
of the count of the votes and return ment. Mr. Collison sang, "The Fair-
them to the precinct station house, est of the Fair," and was followed by
There are at least four, and sometimes Dr. Stough, Who gave the regular noon
five, ballot boxes in every polling place address. He took as his text "Sin."
one of the general ballots, one of "'Be sure your sins will find you
the constitutional amendments, one of out.' This is the word of God, who
the protested ballots and one or two
of the stubs.
It was said today there were miss
ing certificates of the count in four
having had the seals broken. There failed to ask for forgiveness. Let us
was also a rumor at the Hearst head- arise today and go to our Father for
quarters that twenty-two ballot boxes this forgiveness which is waiting for
had been found in a shop next door to jus.'"
John Y. McKane's old town hall
chiefly up of
businesaudiencean me'v! from the
Tom Johnson of Cleveland Ap
points a Commission to Save
the Despondent.
Journal Special Service.
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 10.Mayor Tom
Johnson, alarmed at the official report
that there have been eighty-six suicides
in Cleveland in the last "nine months,
has taken steps to check the carnival of
self-destruction. He has appointed a
commission,, whose duty it will be to
attempt to dissuade would-be suicides
from taking their own lives.
The commission is made up of Direc
tor of Charities Cooley, W. A. Green
lund, as member of the charity bureau,
and State Senator-elect Howe.
Write a Letter for Help.
Every man or woman in Cleveland
who is contemplating suicide is invited
to write a letter to the antisuicide com
mission and tell ther troubles. The
members of the commission will then,
make an effort to remove the trouble.
For people despondent from non-em
ployment, the commission endeavors to
obtain employment, while the needs and
wants of others seeking aid are locked
after. All three men are experienced
in such work, and their labors so far
have proved satisfactory.
In discussing the subject further, Mr.
Cooley said:
''The number of suicides and at
tempted suicides in Cleveland is appal
ling. The need of some means to coun
teract the condition has been felt and
we have expressed our willingness to
aid anyone who is in the depths of
despair and to whom life no longer
seems worth loving.
"How many suicides Would be pre
vented if the sick, poor and despondent
had friends to go to, a place to get re
Despondency the Key.
"Of the eighty-six suicides in the
first nine months of this vearthe one
word 'despondency' is the keyword
of all.
"Hard drinking* lack of work,-sick-
ness," domestic troubles, lead men to
suicide. Sickness, domestic trouble,
of shame, drive women to suicide.
The records show that the latter cause
is more frequent in the case of women.
"Women usually choose to end their
lives with carbolic acid men with pis-
Conditions were much the same at
the Orpheum. The main floor was
filled- before the meeting opened, and
beforje it had advanced far, every seat tols or knives. Of the eighty-six sui-
in m balcony was occupied. People cides, sixty-three men and twenty-
at"Plymouth church meeting this morn three were womenwere Mos of these were
ing were advised to go to the Orpheum :.tired of life, and had one of our com-
at noon, so as to leave room in the missioners been able to see, I am sure
Metropolitan for down-town business they would be living today -r
men. They seemed to have followed I -In
the admonition to the letter. The Or-! of
pheum contained about 2,200, includ-, J^S?* A
ing the many seated on the stage. Dr. *i}*f*-J
A. Walton spoke on "The Shame
ZLrr^ iH
+K i-miT To r,-r. large number of girls employed
neighboring wholesale establishments.
The poorest audience of the day in the
point of numbers was at the Bijou,
where hardly two hundred assembled.
The people to the north of the Bijou
were in good part gathered in at the
Dewey meeting. People in the district
south of the Bijou flocked to the Met
ropolitan. At the Unique, Dr. Sheldon
addressed an audience of 250. People
gnffiKHKHUHtataemBn^^ &
attentive or
orie were
in the majority, and they joined in the
preliminary song service heartily. Dr.
P. A. Sumner then' offered a short
prayer. In announcing the program
of services thruout the city Rev.
Stough spoke incidentally of the prayer
services held in all the churches. He
id that altho he had heard no formal
also says, 'H that covereth his sins
shall not prosper.' You can't hide
your sins yon can't bury them or sink
them. Only God's help will keep them
election districts in Brooklyn and also from constantly arising and cursing if:
missing certificates in from thirty to
fifty districts in Manhattan.
It was given out at municipal owner
ship headquarters that a large number
of ballot boxes showed evidences of
you. Without God's antidote the poi
son of sin will surely destroy you, but,
thank God, this antidote may be had
for the asking. The fact that many of
us are in sin today is because we have
At the close of the meeting several
persons asked for prayers.
Audience at Unique Theater Full of
Enthusiasm and Zeal.
A spirited song service preceded the
A i i.- noon meeting in the Unique theater,
revolution in cnducte
Tammany such as it haAnot known in tho Nintd districtM. -assiste by the fe
many years will be the ultimate result unio
by H. Ross, the singer of
declared, will retire to the eighteenth by enthusiasm, and the theater rang
assembly district, where he is supreme. 'i such old favorites as "Corona-
It is declared with equal confidence tion," "We Praise Thee, O God," and
that Patrick H. McCarren will give "The Glory Song," and that new fa-
Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column. Continued on 2d Page, 3d Column."
i from the same district. The
was small, but what was
in numbers was amply supplied I
nen helpe will sel
A feature of the Orphe-
of the City."
um nieeting was a fine solo by the harp
player of the Orpheum orchestra.
At the Dewey theater, where Dr. Toy
spokeB, some 250 gathered. Here were a
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 10.Colonel
Samuel F. Scott, formerly postmaster of
this city, died suddenly early today of
apoplexy, aged 56 years. Colonel Scott
was born in Port Hope, Canada. At the
age of 16 he enlisted in the One Hundred
and Fifty-third Illinois volunteer infan
try, and at the time of his death was
said to be the youngest living volunteer
of the civil war.
Jewish Leader, Wlto Appeals to Prai
se jdent Roosevelt. r-
Statute Provision Threatens
Swamp Entire Case of Govern
merit Against Packers.
Defective Pag*
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Nov. 10.The govern
ment has struck a snag in the prosecu
tion of the Chicago packers -that threat
ens to swamp the^ entire case and leave
the attorney general and his assistants
without any prisoners to prosecute.
Under the provisions or the organic
act creating the department of Tabor
and commerce, of Which the bureau of
corporations is a part, the sections of
the interstate commerce act "relating to
the taking of evidence and immunity
apply to the investigations carried on
by the commissioners of corporations.
The La That Applies.
This section fe$rtfta **No person
shall be. excused &<} testifying
from producing b.o$ papers, etc., on
the ground, or |o^i|e' nelson that the
testimony or evidence," documentary or
otherwise, required of hhn may tend to
incriminate or subject him to all pen
alty or forfeiture.
"But up person shall be prosecuted
or subjected to any penalty or forfeit
ure for or on-j-account of any transac
tion, matter or thing concerning whidh
he may testify or produce evidence,
documentary or otherwise, before said
commissioner,". etc.
Immunity, Bay Packers.
In this section is the immunity that
the packers claim Commissioner Gar
field promised them. If a strict con
struction of this section is made by
the court, and the showing can be made
that any of the information obtained
by Mr. Garfield from the packers, vol
untarily or otherwise, formed the basis
for the indictments of the packers, the
supreme court has held in the Counsel
man case, there can be no prosecution..
It was given out at the department
of justice that the plea for immunity
would be contested, but upon what
grounds no one would say.
Minneapolis Hebrews Will Discuss
Tonight Measures to Stop
Russian Massacres.
With their people the victims of the
worst series or massacres the world has
ever known, Minneapolis Jews are be
stirring themselves to send relief to
their stricken brothers in Russia.
Kishinef startled the world, but the
horror of that affair is said to be com
pletely thrown into the background by
the frightful carnival of death which
has reigned in the Jewish quarters of
Russia in the past few weeks. In Odes
sa alone 6,000 Jews have been done
to death by frenzied crowds of igno
rant, brutal ruffians, and thruout the
entire vast Russian empire the Jewish
Washington, Nov. 10.Professor Lang
ley's houseboat, the Buzzard, which was
built by the government at a cost of sev
eral thousand dollars, and was used as a
starting point for Langley's flying ma
chine, which never flew, was sold to the
Georgetown Boat club today for a few
dollars.- Professor Langley has quit ex
perimenting with flying machines, for a
time, at least, and the government
wanted to get back some of the $25,000
spent on his experiments.
San Luis Obispo, Cal., Nov. 10.The
Bamona hotel, a 300-room structure, full
of eastern tourists, was burned to the
ground last night. No lives were lost.
The loss is estimated at $250,000.
people are living in fear and trembling, of .action?, but they haveltold.himinthat
Thousands are suffering from wounds, )8.thf
property has been destroyed and the Christendom whose position the eyes
greatest present suffering is due to the
lack of the bare means of sustenance or
of escape
Just what will be done in Minneapolis
has hot yet been decided. However,
the impetus to a great relief movement
has been received in the form of a
telegram from Jacob H. Schiff of New
York to Jonas Weil of 724 New York
Life building, who is a member of the
national Jewish committee of twenty
on civic rights. The telegram received
this morning reads as follows:
"On behalf of national committee
for relief of sufferers by reason of mas
sacres, of which I have been appointed
treasurer, we urge you and your asso
ciates to call meeting of Jewish com
munity to form branch committees and
collect immediate funds. Necessity very
great conditions appalling,
"JacobH. Schiff."
Mr. Weil said today that the fright
ful situation in Russia was one which
appeals to all humanity, regardless of
sect or creed.
One of the first steps toward Minne
apolis relief work will be taken at the
regular meeting tonight at the Jewish
Reform temple, Tenth street and Fifth
avenue S.,,.An etvpecialry large attend
ance is required at this meeting, as
means of interesting not only all the
Jewish organizations, but all humane
people of the eity will be earnestly dis
cussed. There is need of haste.
Recent dispatches have thoroly in
formed local newspaper readers of late
developments in the czar's empire, and
it is probable that an appeal will be
issued to all thinking people to co
operate in the work.
Simon Wolf Begs the American
Executive to Find a Means
to Stop Slaughter.
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Nov. 10.-Walter Well
man in a special to the Chicago Record
Herald says, in part:
"President Roosevelt mav appeal to
the governments of the world to take
action to stop the frightful massacre of
Jews now progressing in Russia. I is
known that the president has such a
step under consideration, but it cannot
be learned that he has as yet come to
a decision.
"Leading Jews have impressed upon
Mr. Roosevelt not only the urgent need
dent Roosevelt has a personal side. He and rfiatiTint frn that -whioh i
possesses a power and influence wholly I
^2d^luma?Se chief migrate of
one head of, a* nation all
of the world warrants him in taking a
step toward rousing all mankind for The
protection of the Jews in uh'happy Rus
"Mr. Roosevelt has been deeply im
pressed by the statements made to him
as to the sufferings of the Russian Jews
and he is carefully and earnestly study
ing the complex and delicate problem of
bis responsibility and the possibility of
an appeal from him to the powers for
concert of action resulting in actual
One of the most appalling chapters
known to all history is that now being
written in the blood of the inoffensive
Jews in Russia.
25,000 Jews Slain.
"Twefttv-five thousand Jews killed
up to date*: 100,000 Jews wounded. This,
according to Simon Wolf, a leader of his
people in this city is the record. Mr.
Wolf is not a man given to "exaggera
tion. He is usually careful in'$1 his
statements. He has closely watched
occurrences in Russia. lujs.i:ept 'a
record of the frightful butchery^^ef'-tge
slaughter which must stir the hearts of
all the people of the civilized world.
"It is possible that President Roose
velt and Secretary Root may find some
way in which they -can -move- for'ctfie
amelioration of the condition of the^ op*ing
pressed Jews in Russia. That the
president's sympathies are. aroused to
the fullest extent is well kobwn. He'
would act in an instant if the method
of accomplishing some real good could
be pointed out to him. Nor would he
stand much upon the precedents or the*
niceties of diplomatic usage."
Appeal to President.
Mr. Wolf has sent an appeal: to-the
president, as follows:
"To the President of the United'
States: The man that conjured between
Russia and Japan and who has in a: hun
dred ways shown marvelous versatility
and couragecan he not take the in
itiative and bring about concert of ac
tion to stem the cruelties of Russia?
How long is thig ghastly fiendish holo
caust to continue? Simon Wolf."
Speaking Of his letter, Mr. Wolf'said &e-o
today- affair received credencet rn1:
"My letter to President Roosevelt !fA
I the Unite- States. ing_?ortsf
'^^l- ar,* TMlwi
the massacre of the Jews in Russia.
"The situation of the Jews in Rus
sia is, indeed terriblea thing that I
almost failed to realize at the outset. I
have within the past twenty-four hours
or so come to realize that the massa
tional relief committee in New York, to
raise money for that purpose.
In San Francisco.
The Sunday Journal
Is the most popular Sunday
newspaper in the northwest.
1 made\TcleTrTo"aIl^hat he"was*artin6 reTof ^tL^ftdef bn?infs"
& i?J? 1?2Li^Jdf" t nf tv
3 f 1?fc? i.SS oK? P^aS^rli ru^t battalion of artillerists from one of the
8 k^f
+Tlooo fQ-f
55JK125% *MLfifft and
$ his own striking personality, genius, Before the arrival of the troops,
I talents and power, to bring about some sailors, many of whom were drunk on "J
concert of action on the part of men
HqUor plundered from the spirit shops, J$
as great as himself to put an end to had set fire to the market and several
San Francisco, Nov. 10.A meeting
of the associate delegates of the Jewish
congregations and societies of San Fran
cisco and the cities around the bay, was
held here last night in the Temple Em
manuel, in response to a telegram from
Jacob Schiff, the New York banker,
making an appeal for aid to the perse
cuted Jews of Russia.
An immediate response was made to
Mr. Schiff's appeaL both in the shape of
liberal subscriptions and an address to
the people of California setting forth
conditions as they exist in' Russia, and
the imperative need for help.
cres are deep and well-laid plans of there was no likelihood of a renewal!
the bureaucrats to throttle liberalism in 0
Calls on American People to Sympa
thize with,the Monarch, A
London, Nov. W.William T. Stead,, ,uio,
who arrfvwa in SSMtf* last night, say** -ring~ riotrn^f h-#feT
.^Continued on 2d Page, 5th Columnar
Black Hundred" Plans General
Slaughter of the Jews fW^'t
Mutiny at Kronstadt Suppressed
After a Day of Fright in
the Capital.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 10.Stories are
being industriously circulated that a
regular St. Bartholomew massacre of
the Jews and intellectuals has been
planned by the "Black Hundred" of
St. Petersburg for* Saturday night. I
is declared that all houses containing
Jews are marked by a red cross.
While it is undoubtedly true that'
the lower classes would like to be let
loose, no real danger is anticipated, as
the police have received the most rigid
instructions to suppress any attempt at
an uprising.
Count Witte has ordered a thoro in
vestigation of all the Jewish massacres
and other disorders in the interior
where the police, troops, and officials
are charged either with inciting or
abetting violence. is determined to
have all the offenders removed and pun
Quiet at Kronstadt.
All is quiet at Kronstadt today. The
mutinous sailors have all submitted and
the leaders, to the number of several
hundred, have been deported from the
island. The others are thoroly repent-53
ant. Troops are pouring into Kronstadt
from all sections by water. Beside ma-'
chine guns,' other street artillery and
a battery or quick-firing field guns have
arrived there, and any further disorder
at present is utterly out of the ques-
The mutineers-and-rowdies spitted the*,
Tartar^and- Jew-'markets, and on Pav
low street, near the barracks, destroyed^
ten modern business blocks, and several
smaller stores. The fires burned them
selvea out dosing, the night and today
must not be regarded as a direct ap- ^E^LS??
that -arhiAh ia town Kronstadet haed been*turned to
forts indulgeld ifn~
smoka :ruSh& bnrned almost
whole day. There was little attempt
to check thejOQi as the firemen shared
in the general demoralization and many
of them became intoxicated.
The business streets sacked by the
rioters present a lively picture today.'
There are crowds of spectators on the,
sidewalks watching -the -unfortunate
owners of burned buildings, who are
salvaging their property from these
heaps thrown into the streets and from
the wrecked interiors of stores. Patrols
mingling:with all the crowds prevent'
further robbery.
There was n6 disorder during the
"night. f,
St. Petersburg Alarmed, *.V
i 'Tlis city was in a furox of excitement
all of yesterday and lat into night
over thteh news of the mutiny. Every
exaggeratede reportthe of the
an o1
peal to the government to interfere in successful: that the troops sent from
the internal affairs of Russia. Presi- f^
mano quar-,
S^JS? ^tiny ^watsVjah
a mutiny,i which wa
that about 3,000 sailors and a ?M
only7 put byimperia abou.t
troops of the
I I hav*e therefor? taken? the liberty of dispatchedown from St Petersburg.
writing this letter to him the hope
13 that he may be able, thru the force of
th ga
rr i so
nea tha
mac hme gunns8 had toPeterhof, be
groups of houses. Mutiny Crushed.
The governor of Kronstadt tele- 5*-
graphed the general staff at midnight
that the mutiny had been crushed thatf
Russia, just as Miluikoff predicted effect that members of the guard had|
months ago." joined the mutineers were false, andi
President Roosevelt has already made I there* was no truth in the reports that ffl
it clear to Oscar Straus, .former minis- the mutineers had seized the arsenal 1
ter to Turkey that, while he keenly and forts.
sympathizes with the suffering Russian
Jews this government can do nothing to
benefit them while the present state
of internal disorder in Russia lasts.
Raising Money for Jews.
Mr. Wolf is heading a movement to
raise money for the Jews in Russia
pending any action by the United
States or other nation*. He is informed .s.
that 25,000 Jews have been killed and to minimize of mu-t
100,000 have heen injured during the. tiny and it is .admitted that if a bat-
recent massacres. tery of artillerists joined the sailors in
The massmeeting which will be held open revdrt the mutinous spirit must
here this afternoon to adopt relief meas-1 nave been contagious. I is also ad-
ures for the Jews in Russia -will be nutted that while the Cossacks and the
non-sectarian and in pursuance of an guards stood the severe test of shoot-
appeal of Treasurer Schiff of the na- mjg upon their fellows.in another branch
the riot today that reports to the|
The correspondent of the Associated
Press, who is on the ground, says the
officials estimate the casualties at 200,
which is certainly very conservative, in
view of the reports brought by refugees
who fled from the town to the mainland, pi'
In Fear and Trembling. Vl
At thi critical juncture
is no
attempt madthenseriousness i governmentalthe circle
of" the service, there is a fear that the
mutiny will have a bad effect upon the
morale of the troops, which already has
been badly shaken by -the revolution
ary propaganda.
As soon as the news of the mutiny
was received here, the Seventeenth and
Eighteenth equipages of sailors of the
guard were locked in their barracks
and the barracks were surrounded bv-1
Cossacks. The sailors were furious with
rage and shouted from the windows
that they were ready to join their mu
tinous Comrades.
it^5J Saved the 'Treasury. |g ^V
During the rioting at Kronstadt the
government treasury there, which was
surrounded by a deep moat, filled with
water, was only saved from the toob"
by the removal of the bridges. Ethel
bert Watts, the American consul gen
eral here, received the following 'dis
patch last night from Consular Agent
Peter Wigius at Kronstadt:
"Sailors aided by a mob, commen-
JIK rim&fVm^rmn sevetW*hdfceea
were set on fire and shops robbed. The
situation remains eritieal."

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