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Weather Todaji Fahv?7-
Decision of Constitutionalist
Leader Relieves Anxiety
ENGLAND IS APPEASED
Briton's Body Will Be Examined to
Determine Truth of Report
The Mexican situation took a lurn for
the better last nliht when the State De
partment received notification that the
revolutionist authorities hae decided to
ylda to the United States' representations
and deliver the body ot Benton, tho Brit
lsh ranchman, who met death after an
encounter with Gen. Villa. This Infor
mation came to the State Department last
night from George C parothers, a mem
ber ot the consular service, now at Zl
The British government, ns Indicated In
statements In Parliament jestcrday by
Sir Edward Grey, and In an hour's con
ference between Secretary Br an and
Ambassador Sprlng-Rlcc, attaches such
ltal Importance to the recovery of Ben
ton's body that the United States fast
was becoming serlousl) obligated to re
cot er It at almost any cost. It Is be
lieved by the British authorities that ex
amination of the body will disclose the
manner In which Benton was killed, and
indicate the truth or falsity of Villa's
.explanation of the killing.
-n attitude that could not Ions be
tolerated bv the United States, In view
of the mural pressure exerted upon this
government by Great Britain, was main
tained by Villa and his subordinates up
to the moment when word was received
that the body would be given up. -Tho
Juarez authorities refused to divulge any
Information regarding the disposition of
tho corpse, while Villa, In Chihuahua,
was dcning himself to the American
Actlou PendliiK Report.
It is stated that there Is likely to bo
some delay in the exhumation of Benton's
bod, as Villa Intends to make a further
statement in that connection and will
have the proceedings held Up until he can
return to Juarez from Chihuahua.
untn tho examination of the body has
been completed, and the conclusions
eahed as a result thereof reported to
the State Department.
The news received Itst night was dou-
bl welcome to Secretary of State Brjan,
who was to appear today before the Sen
ate Committee on .Foreign Relations. lie
will now be in a position to report, the
Benton case" In a much more satisfactory
light. Wtcan also go far toward dis
pelling the impression gained by Senators
that he was Inclining toward an accept
ance of the Villa account of Benton's
Mr. Br an had two long talks with
President Wilson jesterdaj. supposedly
v-ith regard to Mexican relations. He
went to the Cabinet meeting half an Hour
earlier than bis colleagues and remained
about an equal time after they left. It
was stated that the Cabinet did not dis
cuss any proposals relating to a change
of policy There Is no expectation of
definite action until inv estlgation of the
Benton case has been concluded.
Cpuimcud Inlted MiltrV ctIon.
Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice, the Brit
ish Ambassador, esterday discussed with
Mr Br an the interest of the British
government in the Benton cafe and in
Mexico generall. It was arranged that
the United States go eminent should ask
of Villa liat all pcssible protection be
afforded to Charles A S Perceval, the
CO-TIMEDON rAGE SIX
TITANIC WIDOW, REWED,
IS SLAIN BY EX-SUITOR
Mrs. S. L. Johnson. Formerly Mrs.
Herman Klaber. Shot Down in
San Francisco Hotel.
Smii rrancisco. Feb. rt. Mrs. S. L.
Johnson, of Tacoma. Wah . a Titanic
widow and a bride of two weeks, was
shot and killed instantl at the Sutton
illotel today b Abraham Peppery a
Mrs. Johnson formerly was Mrs. Her
man Klaber. Her husband, who went
down with the Titanic, left her JOO.OCO.
EN BOUTE TO PRESIDENCY.
IVrnvIau Official ball Sntaril
TnUe Up Position.
New York, reb. It Robert E. Lczula,
first vice president of Peru, arrived to
day on the Cunard liner Carmanla en
route to Lima, ostensibly to fill out the
unoxplred term of President Billinghurst,
recently exiled by the junta. Senor !
guia said he expected to assume office
and would sail Saturday on the United
1 rult steamer Calamarcs.
A presidential election will be held in
I'eru within the next three months.
"Woman named to Death.
Geneva, X. Y.. Feb. 21 Mrs. M. Up
d)Ke, seventy-live eara old. was burned
to death today when lire destroyed tho
iarm uouse or her daughter. Sirs. Jol-n
nobertson, near Waterloo.
The final article of Henry's. F.
Macfarland in today's Herald.
Of the injustice and danger of
Section 8 in the District appro
priation bill now pending in
Will be deprived of many neces
sary improvements and facilities
if it is enacted.
Will be confiscated, with no hope
The Nation's Relations
With Its CapitmCity
The Building of Washington and the
'Establishment of a Permanent
.System of Government
I ' Bv HENRY B. F.
v ARTICLE VII.
Taxation simply for the sake of taxation would never be im
posed ,by Congress on the people of the District. The taxing power
has been used to destroy by legislative bodies, but it will never be
used knowingly to destroy the progress of the National Capital or
the property of the taxpayers here. "Justitia omnibus," is the official
motto of the District of Columbia. Justice to all," is also the motto
of Congress. When all Congress acts and acts upon all the facts, it
acts justly. The "square deal" is the natural act of every responsi
ble legislator with a sense of justice.
Therefore,' tinder the "half-and-half" principle which has made
possible the present city on the 6,111 acres of farm land (given abso
lutely to the United States by the nineteen proprietors who received
two-sevenths of it back from the United States) no taxation will be
levied except what is necessary for the District's one-half contribu
tion to match the onerhalf of the rest of the nation. '
Indeed, the "organic aef'of 1878, as the Supreme Court called
it, provides that the United States shall first appropriate one-half from
the National Treasury, and then levy such taxation upon the Dis
trict people as will furnish the other half. The process has been re
versed in practice as a matter of convenience, but the principle of
the act requires that the government shall first produce its own half
and then collect the other half from the District.
What Amount Does Capital Require?
The last question then to be considered in these articles is, docs
the progress of the National Capital' require the appropriation of
$14,000,000 for the next fiscal year? If not, then the "half-and-half"
principle requires that the District taxation which will yield next
year $7,000,000, shall be reduced so as to jicld half of whatever amount
may be needed for the next ear.
Congress has provided as its agents (they arc not the agents of
the President of the United States as is erroneously supposed), for
the executive government of the Capital, the Commissioners of the
District of Columbia, instead of governing it, as might have been
done, by a jbint Congressional committee. It has instructed the
Commissioners to annually lay before it the needs of the District of
Columbia in estimates for aDDronriations for the next car. A recent
Congress limited the total amount of
of the expected appropriation fund
doubling the amount of the District revenues. This restricts the Com
missioners to the disadvantage of Congress as well as of the Capital,
because it prevents the Commissioners from lading ALL the needs of
the Capital before Congress, so giving Congress a wider choice. The
Commissioners' estimates are a bill of fare. They fould never be a
budget. The.only budget possible is where, as in the case. of the
British government, the power of estimating,tnSpover of irng and
the power of appropriating, are all in the same hands. " ir
Commissioners Double Capacity.
Of course, Congress is not bound in any way hy the official esti
mates. It can add or subtract anything it pleases. But the Commis
sioners' estimates carefully made arc justly treated with respect by
Congress and are its only official information as to the District needs.
Incidentally, the Commissioners are the onlv official spokesmen for
the District people as well as the executive agents of Congress and,
therefore, of the nation, and Congress looks to them for the official
expression of the public opinion of the Capital on measures affecting
We maj relv, therefore, upon the Commissioners' estimates for
the next fiscal year as showing in part at least the interests of the
District with respect to appropriations.
In round numbers the Commissioners estimates amount to $14,
000,000, including the annual appropriation for the sinking fund and
interest on the District bonds of the old regime. Moreover, the
Commissioners stated officially at the time of submitting the estimates
that, because of the limitation of their estimating function, they were
not able to submit all the items they had thought necessary. For
instance, one great project which they thought important, that to utilize
the Great Falls water power.
Certainly Not Extravagant
Many of the estimates presented by the Commissioners for the
District of Columbia for physical and moral improvements had been
presented by former boards of Commissioners and had received the
hearty indorsement of the District people through their civic associa
tions. There can be no question, therefore, that in general the Com
missioners' estimate represent real needs. No one could accuse them
of extravagance. Extravagance in municipal, as in other affairs, is
getting what jou do not need or
in municipal anairs cmpnaticaiiy is
sure vou can pay for it, either immediately, or within a limited time.
The House of Representatives cut the Commissioners' estimates
in the bill which has gone to the Senate, in round numbers, $3,000,000.
Some of the items were cut out on the ground that thev required
legislation which an appropriation bill cannot carry, although this ap
propriation bill carried section 8 repealing pro tanto the Vhalf-and-
lialt principle, ana the provision
United States to the improvement of the streets which it owns; both
new legislation and amcnablo to the point of order. Another reason
given for cutting all the items was that the House desired to keep
down the total of appropriations and, therefore, the government's
half of the District appropriation. But by section 8 it was proposed
to turn over to the Lnitcd States Treasury about $1,500,000 of Dis
trict tax money raised for local purposes and not as a national revenue.
Important Items Cut Out
Among die estimates thus cut besides those for park, bridge, high
way and other physical improvements necessary to the beauty and
convenience of the Capital, were those providing for moral needs, such
as a municipal hospital on the fine site on Georgia avenue bought by
Congress in 1902 for the purpose, to take the place of the make
shift at the old Washington asjlum; an inebriate hospital; new bath
ing beaches; public convenience stations; appropriations for play
grounds; new school buildings and alteration of old school buildings
and grounds. Both the physical and moral progress of the Capital
require the full allowance of the reduced estimates. Neither should
wait for the other. There is money enough for both.
Most people, in Congress or out, do not" realize that the par
ticular thing for the betterment of the Capital which specially in
terests any one of them as, for example, the Juvenile Court and pro
bation system, a larger utilization of the public school buildings; an
increased efficiency in the health department; the removal of snow
from die streets; the .improvement of a particular stretch of street,
for instance Seventh street; or any other item,-whether it comes under
the head of beauty, utility or social justice, almost certainly requires
money, so-called betterment workers' would accomplish more if
they would give some of their efforts to securing adequate, propor
tionate and continuous appropriations
rising tideJifts all the boats upon it.
WASHTNftTON. D. C, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY
the estimates to the total amount
for the next car, calculated by!
what vou cannot pay for. Economy
getting wnat jou need it vou are
abolishintr the contnhiitihn n( tlm
for all municipal purposes. The
If half the effort made duringL T, P , .
fc The. People.'. Paper-Order It Now.
THE LARGEST MORNING CIRCULATION IN
FEAST TO AID POOR
Give Up the Nickels They Saved for
"BarKTCet- to Purchase Coal
THEY GO BACK TO "THE ROAD"
John Parks used to be a deck hand on
a liner, but the wa)s of the sea were
rough and he ran on the rocks, us the
sajlnc goes, so that now he belongs to
the army of down and outs. But Parks
Mill an aggers with the air of a man ot
the sea and he Is proud of old sea tradl
tlons. It Is said he Is proudest of that
tradition that alwas holds true when
real men are mannl.ig a ship "women
and children first."
Parks came to town last fall and Joined
the Climbers' League, down at Salvation
Army Hall. In Pennsjivanla avenue The
Idea of the Climbers' league Is to see
which member can stay longest on the
"water wagon" Each member Is em
ployed by the army and each drops a
nickel Into the league treasury each week.
In the spring the league gives a "ban
quet" with the nickels raved In winter
The nickels accumulate rapldl), as forty
or fift men belong to the league. When
the treasurer reported at a league meet
ing last night that the members liad
saved III In nickels, prospects of a fancy
"banquet" were bright The "banquet." by
the wa, marks the end of the winter and
the departure of the league members for
But John Parks upset the program at
the meeting last night. He got figuring
In Next Sunday's Herald
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Christy Mathrwson. and Eddie Col
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Roosevelt's autobiography; pages of
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25, 1914. -TWELVE
IN TkE BALANClv-FOUND
on that "women and children first" rule
and he made a speech The burden of
his words was that he didn't think a
bunch of "bums" ought to buy a "ban
quet" when women and children needed
food and coal. Parks made a motion that
the SIS saved by the league be used to
buy two tons ot coal The motion was
put and passed unanimously.
Maj. George Ivlnsj. In charge of the
Salvation Army, will buv the two tons
of toal today and distribute It between
four poor families
WOULD ABOLISH "MRS-"
WlfV of Philadelphia llsjur for
"Vlnrrlrd Woman' Krmlom.
Philadelphia. Feb. it -Mrs. Rudolph
iilankenbiirg. wife of the nujor of this
city, has joined with Dr Marie Jennie
Howe, of Xew York. In the feminist cam
paign tliut Is to be waged against "lalx-1-Ing"
married women bv their husband s
names The movement is for the pur
pose of permitting the marrieu women
to retain her maiden name and eliminate
the prertx "Sirs."
"I am a member of the soclct of
Friends and the women always have used
their own names after marriage. For all
buplnet-s purposes I am 'Lucretla long
shore niankenburg But if I were send
ing out invitations I might sign them
Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg."
SUES FLIER FOR $50,000 BALM.
Toledo Girl -a Harry tnood
Prnmtrfcil to Mnrr Her.
Toledo. Ohio, Feb II Declaring he
promised to marry her and then refused
to do so, MIm Cecil Harris, twenty eara
old. checker In the dining-room or the
Secor Hotel In this city, today f.!ed suit
for tM.au acalnst Harry J. Atwood, the
aviator who has proposed an aerial trip
around the world with Miss Ruth L.
Satterthwalte, of Reading, Pa., as his
bride. The girl alleges she lost Iier
roiitlon after It bei-ame known she had
troralsed to mam Atwood. -and that
after the announcement Atwood made
relative to the Pennsjlvanla engagement
she was shunned b her friends.
WOMAN DISARMS BURGLAR.
Torus Oirr to Police 'VInn AVlio
Tried to Kilt Husband.
Now York. Feb 21 After a desperate
struggle with an armed burglar who tried
to kill per husband. Mrs. Frank B. Daly,
of 2711 Elshth avenue, disarmed the In
truder earlv todav, then turned him over
to the police. The prisoner, who said his
name was John McAdams. told tho polko
he had not reckoned on violent opposition
from the woman. bellcvMng she would be
too terrified to move when ho attacked
MR. WILSON HALTED
BY DOORKEEPER AT
U.S. PATENT OFFICE
Shortly after S o'clock 5 esterda) after
noon a man of medium height, dressed
in a gray suit and wearing a gray hat.
walked up the steps of the front entrance
to the Vatent Office. EtWentl he had
walked briskly, for his face was glowing
with the cold. He failed to notice a
sign at the entrance reading: "No Vis
itors Admitted After 3 o'clock."
The pedestrian had- opened the door
when a white-haired watchman stepped
forward and bayed the way.
"The office Is closed for the day; you
can't enter," said the watchman.
Then he added, as If In doubt: "But
who are you?"
-I am Mr. Wpodrow Wilson," the Pres
ident of the United Statea replied.
"Well, then," falterlngly said the
watchman. "I thought there was some
thing familiar about jour face. Come
The President, who was accompanied
by his physician. Dr. Cary T. Grayson,
and two secret service operatives, walked
In and made a tour of the Patent Office.
He examined with interest records of re
cent patents which have been Issued.
The President's walk lasted about three
quarters of an hour. ,He chose It In
preference to an automobile .ride jar a
game of golf, which are hla'accusomcd
forms of recreation.
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NEW CHANCE FOR LIFE
GRANTED LIEUT, BECKER
High Court Allocs, .Fjormer Police
man, Charged with Rosenthal
GUNMEN'S SENTENCE STANDS
Xcv ork. Teb. IL The conviction of
Charles llecktr was set aside by the
Court of Vprn-als In Albany todav The
court voted, 6 to 1. to grant a new trial
to the former police ifeutenant sentenced
to death for Inspiring the murder of Her
man Rosenthal the gambler
The four gunmen must pa the death
penalty. Their eonlcHon was unanimous
j Becker v. Ill be brought from the death
house at Sing Sing, where he has spent
,cne vear and four months, to the Tombs.
,HIs attornejs and Mrs. Becker are trjlnc
iu arrange 10 nave .nim make me inp
Though Becker will be remanded by
the Court of .Appeals to await retrial It
Is doubtful If the murder charge against
him will ever be brought to trial again
His lawyers say that besides criticising
tho conduct of Justice GofT and District
Attorney W hltmin. tho Court of Appeals
makes impossible a retrial by declaring
that Becker cannot le legall convicted
on the evidence In the possession of the
Judge Werner In his dissenting opinion
plainly indicated that the majoritj opin
ion virtually frees Becker so "far as the
murder ibarge is concerned.
Becker from his cell In the denth
housc at Sing Mng when asked for a
statement sent out this word to the wait
ing newspaper men
"Tell them all to read the Kuok of
Eccleslatic. chapUr 31, 1st to 17th
The gunmen "Ovi the Wood " 'I.eft
Louie," ' VV hitel) Lew is. and "Dago
Frank" will b arralenrd before tho
Court of Appeals at Albaii within a
week and again sentenced to death
In accordance with the custom of that
court, they will K' executed during the
sixth week following the arraignment un
less Gov. Glynn Interxenes.
Those who km Gov Glvnn's attitude
on the subject of executive clemency say
there Is no likelihood that he will stay
the execution of the sentence.
It was rumored today that the gunmen
would make a plea to District Attorney
Whitman and offer their testimony
against Becker at a retrial If he would
secure commutation to life sentences Tor
them. Mr. Whitman ref) ted to sa an
tblng about this new pfcasc .of the caw
but did not deny that such a sugges
tion had been made to him.
ATTACKED AT CHUBCH DOOR.
Girl Ilnlrrliis; to Ira for Work.
Vnlled by 3lan.
Philadelphia, Feb. St. As she was en
terlng St. Michael's Catholic Church at
noon toda to pra for work, seventecn-
ear-old Helen 'Morris was attacked by a
man lurking In the vestibule of the
church. Her screams attracted the sex
ton, which, so Incensed her assailant that
he struck her across the face and threw
her down a flight of stairs.
The sexton found the girl unconscious
with her lips bleeding. -Imprints of finger
tips on her throat and her clothing nearly
torn off. The assailant escaped when the
CAN Y0IT BLAME "PETEE."
Lot of Other Folks Feel the Same
Wny Abont It.
Haworth. X. J. Feb. ZL-Infuriated by
tho cold. "Peter," a pet rabbit owned
by Rev. Mr. Jones, treed a torn cat,
chesed a' dog two miles and badly fright
ened William Cllleh -when he tried' to
.Need Xot Furnish Water.
Trenton. X. J.. Feb. It The Supreme
Court today set aside an order for the
Public Utilities Commission requiring
railroads to furnish drinking water en
all passenger trains that travel half an
v. V. . v-U' . -
hour or more In J(ew. Jersey.
ARMY Al NAVY
Last State Reception of Sea
son Is Unusually Brilliant
MISSES WILSON ABSENT
Land and Sea Fighters, with Many
Diplomats, Are Guests of Presi
dent and Wife.
The President and Mrs. Woodrow WIH
son were hosts last night at the last of)
the four state re ptlons of the season.
when they entertained In honor of tho
army and navy. The White Hodse was
In gala attire for the reception, which
lirala In brilliancy that given In com
pliment to the diplomatic Corps.
Long before the hour set for the com
mencement of the reception motors and
carriages deposited uniformed officers and
brilliantly attired women at the east en
trance, ard soon the spacious Kast Itoom
was lltled with, a keenly expectant throng
waiting eagerly for the fan-fare ot
trumpets which would herald the ap
proach of the Presidential party.
The Marine Band occupied Its custom
ary station In the square marble entrance
hall, and gave a delightful program ot
martial airs throtrghct the evening. Tall
white lilies, azalaes, Japonicas. palms, and
rare ferns were used In the decorations
of the rooms and corridors.
With military promptness, as the clock
struck 3.30. the President and Mrs. Wil
son came down the private staircase, and,
to the strains of "Tho Star Spangled
Banner." crossed the wld corridor info
the Blue Room, preceded by a military
and a naval aide, and followed by the
Vice President and Mrs. Thomas R.
Marshall, and the members of the Cab
inet now In Washington and their wives.
They had arrived tonic time prekuslr
and been received In the private library
on the second floor Two other aids
brought up the procession.
Throw? Unnsnally Iirge.
The receiving line was quickly formed
In the Blue Room. CoL W. W. Harts.
U. S. A . made the Introductions. The
President and Mrs. Wilson stood at tho
entrance to the East Room, next Mrs.
Wilson was Mrs Thomas R. Marshall.
Then came the wives of the Cabinet offi
cers. Mrs. William Jennings Bryan. Mrs.
LIndley M. GarrWon, Mrs. Albert Mdney
Burleson. Mrs. Josephus Daniels. Mrs.
Franklin K. Lane, and Mrs. David Hous
ton. Lieut. Gen. Nelsqn A. Miles. U. S. A.:
Lieut. Gen. S. B. SCToung. TJ. 8- A- re
tired, and Jt'J. Gn Leonard Wood,
V- S. A. d t ! fT, were among those
gathered In t green room and were first
In greeting tho President and Mrs. Wil
son, after which cam' the ranking on
cers of both server n the order of their
It was one of the m largely attended
State receptions In the social history ot
the White House, and one t' the most
interesting. Retired offlc 'ho had
grown gray in the scrv Ice an. o ingsters
fresh from West Point ana nnapons
touched elbows as they made thIr slow
progress through the east room ami later
promenaded up and down the corric r
President" Danghtera Absrnt
After 10 o'clock the doors of the Stall
dining room were thrown open and buffet
refreshments were served at a beautl
fullv decorated table.
The absence of Miss Margaret Wilson
and MIs Klcanor Wilson was a great
disapolntmcnt. as man had looked for
ward to making their acquaintance. It
is the first White Hou" reception they
have missed yince their father's inaugura
tion to office
The President's aides on dut last night
were Lieut Commander Xeedham Jones.
V S X Dr Car T Orason. 1 S N" ;
Lieut Richard Gallowa) I S N Lieut.
F A t'obb U s. N , Lieut Jack London,
I S X.. Lieut. Harold S Wirdman. I S.
M C . Lieut. II. K. ClaggctU V S. A :
Lieut Charles Rockwell. V S. A . Lieut.
Beverlej C Dunn. V S A.. Joseph C.
MehafTe. I S A Lieut. Joseph I.
.leshlre. 1" S. A . and Lieut. James A.
Dorst. I' S A
Man members of the Diplomatic Corps
alM attended the recrptlon. and the glit
ter and sparkle of Jeweled foreign orders;
and th" dibtlngulsl rd serke badges of
the Ameritan omccr. as well as the gav
attire of the r-n and women mad a
memorable mai.v-'iued animated scene.
ForrlKn i:nvs In I liltorni.
The Fremh Ambassador and the Ger
man Ambassador and Counters von
Bcrnstorn and the Minister of Costa Rim
were among the earl arrivals. Ail tha
military and naval ittaches of the For
eign Missions In Washington attended
the reception In their brilliant national a
uniforms, ns did other diplomats.
The last arrivals did not shako hands
with the President until nearly mid-
COVTIMJED OV TAGE THrtfcE.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
Marked opposition to Striate amendment
to postoffice appropriation bill, depriving
Postmaster General of power to change
parcel post rates and weights was mani
fested when discussion on the postofflca
appropriation bill began The debate will
be continued toda).
Debated Senator Xorris" resolution com
pelling publication of plans for the re
organization of Xew Liven Railroad ss
ttm. By vote of S4 to 1 Senate took from
Committee on Mines and Mining bill for
leasing of coal landsln Alaska and re
fered It to tho Committee on Publli
Adjourned until noon todaj.
Devoted entire day to debate on urgent
deficiency appropriation bill.
Naval appropriation bill was ordered
reported. It will carry approximately
J110.OOU.000 and tho committee voted to
recommend two battleships, and other
Trust hearings were continued by
Hearings on seamen's bill were re
sumed by Committee on Merchant Marlns
Representative I'Engle, of Florida. In
troduced bill providing appropriation ot
515.000,000 for purchase of aeroplanes for
use by army and navy.
Representative Browning, of Xew Jer
sey. Introduced bill to regulate the ship
ment In Interstate commerce ot bichloride
of mercury and other poisonous tablets.
'Rivers and Harbors bill was formally
reported from committee.
Adjourned until noon today. '
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