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SATURDAY MORipNG, MARCH 16, 1867.
NUMBER 4
THE ORANGEBURG NEWS.
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Orangeburg, S. O.
feb2i) 0 . ly
CARDS.
BULL ?& SCO VILL,
AGENTS FOR THE
Editable Life Insurance Company
OF NEW YORK,
POLICIES NON-FORFEIT ABLE,
Dividend Declared Anuu;illy>t6 Policy Didders,
feb 2:j ' id
J . I t , D U K PH !
LICENSED AUCTIONEER,
Offers l?is Services
FOR ALE SALES IN THIS DISTRICT,
At Reasonable Rates.
feli 2? * 8m
IZLAR & DIDDLE,
Attorneys and Solicitors.
RU3SEL-STE EET,
JAMES F. IZLAR. SAMUEL DIBBLE,
fob 2? * ly
E. C. DENAUX,
W A T C II M -A.K!K R
AND
J E W E L L B R,
Work Neatly Repaired- ami Warranted,
RUSSELL-STREET,
(.Opposite Cornelson, Kramer tz Co.,)
feb 23 c 6m
TAILORING.
Daniel W. Robinson,
Market-street, next to Miss HYsc's old stand.
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
Respectfully informs the citizens of this District
that be is now prepared to do all work in his line of
business, with neatness and despatch.
feb 23 c lm.
SPUING TRADE
1 8 6 7,
EZEKIEL & KOIrllST,
1) E A L ERS I N
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, CLOTHING.
BOOTS AND SHOES, GROCERIES,
?CROCKERY, ETC.. ETC.,
Corner Russell and Market-Streets.
INVITE THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC TO
their Stock, which is entirely New, well Select
oil and will be sold at a SMALL* ADVANCE oil the
Original Cost.
EMANUEL EZEKIEI.THEODORE KOIIN.
feb 23 y 1c
WILLIAM WDLLCOCK
*OULD RESPECTFULLY ANNOUNCE TO
all his friends am! customers that lie has on
band a large and well selected stock of
TI N WARE,
Manufactured by himself, which he will sell at very
low RATES.
a 1.80
AN ASSORTMENT OF 4
STOVES AND HOUSE FURNISHING
GOODS,
WHICH ARE SOLI) AT
0 II A R L E S T 0 N P R I 0 E S.
REPAIRING and other Work done to order nt the
Shortest Notice.
Call add sir far Ybursclce*,
At WILLCOCKS.
fob 2=5 * 3iu
POETRY.
[rou Tim uiiAMisuvuu xkws.]
A Mcsssigo from the Sea.
11 v P. J. M.
Some years ogo when I was n small boy, an obi
traveller on the Sea Coast, told mo the story of his
early life. Wo were then near the scenes of his
boyhood's days, and even the slight unchanged fea
tures of the country wore vividly recalled as the
tears coursed down his furrowed cheeks, and he
narrated the story which follows. I have endeav
ored to render it in verse, and hope it will be inter
esting to your renders :
I.
There's a little deserted port below,
Where the tides run high from the farthest soa,
Where the gentlest of summerbrcer.es blow,
And the waves leap up in the shell-strewn lea;
And this port was my home wheu wo boih were I
young,
Though now Vith age I'm toiling along;
Ami nothing it hath, whioh it hud before,
Save the beautiful rhythm of the ocean's roar!
V
Ah! well, there's a music in my heart too,
Wltich the haud of ugc, nor of time can blight;
And when, by the Valley, I'm gusring through
The star-like vistas of the couiiug night,
My dim eyes arc swollen with unwished tears
For I am a clod 'ncath the feet of the years;
And the traveler will leave me soon, I know,
For he waits not now, and my steps arc slow.
, lit.
My steps arc slow, but my heart is light;
These old scenes wake its slumbering tire;
I have not youth, but the skies tire bright,
And I have, thank God! my youthful lyre ;
Ami I know the place where the village stood.
By the further skirt of the little wood,
And llto Alcove,?strnnger, excuse the tear,?
But I'll tell the story,?sit down and hear :
IV.
It was three-score years less than ten ago,
I stood on this spot with Goticvicvo;
A bunpic had dropt her anchor below,
Where the waters are dark, prepared to IcrtTc,
And the blithesotuo girl wtis going away
Beyond the wide occun a year to stray ;
I could riot speak, but the sUonl_Wnirs._ ^_-r
Uarc venMo my 1iea"rtvs uiiuffcred'fclirs.*1
V.
Together we've strayed through childhoods hour.
Where the small crystalline rivulet ran.
As, far through the beautiful forest bower,
With bird and blossom, the spring began:
Ah! strnnger. these thoughts bring youth again.
The quiet villa, the heaving main,
The noble girl by the trysting tree,
In all her beauty betrothed to me.
Vf.
The old year Wellt, and the J'oung year came ;
How often our lives were typed in these!
Ami the circling sun whose orient flame,
Shot shaft-like up from myriad seas;
And autumn's death, and winter's gloom,
Anil spring's return with bird and bloom,
As a shadow, that young light drink; away,
Were our hopes that sadly remembered day.
Vit.
The barque set sail from the shell strewn coast,
I saw in the distance the sail's last 'lip,
As peerless a form as the world could boast,
IIml passed o'er the deck for a halcyon trip :?
A halcyon trip! yes, yes, but day,
And year, nnd month, passed slowly away,
'Till a cask in the harbor was found afloat ;
Twas opened; it gave nur the laic I givej
"A farewell to Willie from Gencvicve."
VIII.
I've traveled far, but my. heart is light ;
These old scenes wake its slumbering tire;
I have not youth ; but the skies are bright,
And 1 have?thank God !?my youthful lyre,
While I haste to u bright eternal tryst,
O'er the mount of gloom, through the vale of mist,
To the Heaven of hope?I must believe?
When 1 think of the angel Gencvicve.
LITERARY.
[From Frtiscr's Magazine.]
Till-: TEST OF T11H
?ITTER WATERS.
A IIKMIKW TALK, Tit A NSl.ATKI? FltO.M TI1K
MO! I KUX SAN SClt IT.
CHAP. I?Til K TEMPLE.
It was the vigil of the Sabbath day. ami the
evening shone brightly on the Temple of Solo
mon, whose hundred portal? were now sending
forth (the sacred service being over) multitudes
of Kiou'a children. Slowly they vanished
away, like clouds over the valley of the Jor
dan ; ami the holy temple now appeared tcn
autlcss, with the exception of one votary, who.
in a pensive and gloomy mood, remained lean
ing against a column, of which by his death
like stillness, be seemed to ho a part. From
the gold-embroidered silks of India, which con
stitutcd his dress, his flowing beard partially
silvered with age, bis stately stature and uobh
countenance, it - was easy to conclude that tin.
man was one of the loftiest of bis trihe. 11
seemed yet buried in thought, when the chic
priest Assir, who bad just taken oft" hisoOieiat
ing robes, passed him by, remarking with \
smile of masked malignity, "Has Ilopltt, Happy.
Ilophiu, forgotten that his young and lovely
wile is anxiously awaiting his return."
"Ha, Assir!" replied'Hophin, started from
his reverie: then adding in a touc of assumed
?. . . . -*
tranquihty, "my wife, good Aasir, is pnBsiug
the evening by the bedside of my ulece, liefet
el, who is dangerously ill." '? '? ,V
"And. doubtless., you arc now going to cou
duct to her home your fair spouse 'i At least
I you will not depute that pleasing duty to the
orphan whom you adopted live years ago at the
FEAST of the HUTS ? '
"An act of humanity,'' replied Ilophiu,
evasively.
"Backed by the moving entreaties of your
young wife," furtively aliened the high priest.
"How could I do otherwise?" continued
D'.phin, with gathering gloom. "Tho 'Feast
I ?f ihe Huts,' as you well know, is celebrated to
bless tbe produce of the earth and to return
thanksgiving to the DIVINE DUNOlt. Huts
funned of branches are raised before our doors.
In these we eat in common during the festival.
It waB at this feast that Ammicl came to our
hut. How Could I refuse hospitality to a fum
isbed child"' for Animiel was then but a child."
"But is so no longer," observed Assir, with
studied indifference.
"It is exactly five years from this day," wen'
on Hophin; "I was. coining from the bath,
when Kzela met me with her eyes glistening
with tears; 'Ohl my lord,' she exclaimed, 'a
child?a poor orphan is at your gate. No
home, no friend, no refuge! Bless the first
year of our union with a good work, and let
the feast we are now celebrating be to your
wife a memorial of her husband's generous
bounty.' Kzela was so beautiful at this mo
ment, that I promised to adopt the buy. I took
him by the hand, seated him at my table, and
called him 'son.' I hope I never had reason to
repent my conduct."
"I hupe so, too," replied Assir. mysteriously.
'?What mean you ? Your voice sounds I
ominously ?" said Ilophiu. whose usually pale'
check reddened up with a burning flush.
"Nay, I speak in my wonted lone," replied
.the priest. ^ - ._??
"L know thee for uiy enemy/' sharply re
joined Ilophiu.
??Your rival once, but your enemy never!
j The Lily of Hebron inflamed me with a pas
i sion such as lew can feel. You \v re preferred
to nie; and. in the tirst moments of my des
I pair, I owed you. perhaps, no very great good
will; but now?poll! no more of this. K/.ela
! is about twenty. 1 believe, and you are lifty.
Ilophiu'/"
??That is my age (Iiis very day." replied the
husband of Kzela.
"Kzela is beautiful, mild, affectionate, but
young and thoughtless."
! Assir!"
??1 have a nephew at home, a fine stripling
like your adopted son Ammicl. Now had I a
I wife so young, so beautiful as Kzela, why?wo
men will make comparisons, and they seldom
decide in favor of gray hairs."
I The priest's words were arrows. His looks
poisoned the barbs.
; "Wretch, be silent !" at length hurst forth
Ilophiu. "Kzela is a* pure as the snows of
Hcrnioii!"
"And who has said to the contrary, my good
Hnphin. As lor me, I have not the slightest
doubt of it; hut other people Hay they have
seen ami heard-"
??What'/" roared Hophin, trembling in every
nerve, and perspiring at every pore?"what
have they heard '/?what have they scon ?"
"Only the gentle conversation and private
meetings of Ammicl and Kzela upon the ter
race."
"Serpent or demon !" replied Hnphin, hiss
ing with the suppressed fury of both, "if this
be false, your life would be but as a drop in the
cup of my revenge; but if true?trite!?Uod
of Israel, where am 1 ? My reason wanders !
Assir! Ihr mercy's sake retract your words.
Pluck from my miiubthcsc dreadful suspicions!
say that K/.ela is true. or. by my father's
grave-"
Ezcla's truth and love, can be easily and sure
ly proved," calmly interrupted Assir.
"How'/" gasped ilophiu.
' "By one of our pious ceremonies now obso
lete; but which on this occasion. I would wish
to revive."
"What ceremony."
"1 will explain it to you as wc go along.
Come," said Assir. familiarly passing Iiis arm
under Ilophin's. "The night advances, and
Kzela is not yet at homo."
CHAP. 11?THE TERRACE.
It was latent night when Hophin, striding
rapidly through the principal streets of .Jeru
salem, arrived at his door, which was imme
diately opened by an old female slave.
"Where is Ezela?" hoarsely repeated Ilophiu.
"My lord, upon the terrace;" and the slave
bowed to the dust.
"Alone'/" muttered Ilophiu. as if dreading
the reply.
? No. my lord!; the young Ammicl is with
'her." !
m
In an instant Huphiu was on the terrace,
?no rapid glance drank in the whole scene.
The night was oriental in its fairest attrib
utes^ eleur, calm and beautiful. Myriads of
tap} sparkled in the deep bluo heavens, form
jv^tho retinuo of tbo crescent moon slowly
pg from the waves of "the Great Sea." At
extremity of the terrace female slaves were
;ed on straw mats, and spoke in low umr
?hre j at tbo other end, Ezela, unveiled and
r?f ining on cushions, sang, in a low,soft voice,
on of David's canticles. Ainiuie,', was seated
at her feet, and their bttij&fag changed not at
tW presence of Iiopuin! Ezela sang. Am
luijl gazed on her, and listened ; but llophin,
?Vitt a voice, as from the tomb, slowly articu
Uitfd, "Why have you left the house of Raeh
ell jfore I came to come conduct you hither V
?My lord," replied Ezela. the tears,.clinging
toiler s?ken cyc-lids, ''Rachel is much better.
Tjfp night was growing late, and Amtniel ac
companied mo home."
r'Ammiol, Ammielrepeated Hophiu,using
thej word as a stimulant to his rage, ''ami what
brought Aimniel thither?"
Uralofhnd trenibliug, Ezela answered not; but
Aiimicl, starting to his feet, replied, '"My
fatjlrer? ? I wout to meet you and Ezela ; but,
non finding you at Rachel's house, we believed
Nth:\t you had returned home in our advance,
aiyl therefore we hastened home to rejoin you."
r? is well," coldly observed llophin, seating
hiniBclf on the cushions, and eoueealing under
a tranquil air, the suspicious gnawing at his
hoslrfc. Drawing Ezela to his side, and passing
hi.-/ arm around her waist, till his fingers
pressed insiduously upon the life-pulse of her
spotless broast, he continued?"Amtuiel, my
son. thou art now eighteen years of age !"
?'Since the last moon," replied Auunicl, in
perplexity.
"Aiumiel, thou art now a man. It were
foul shaino to pass tit}- days in the apartments
of women."
""What would my father say ? I am an or
phan."; On earth, [ have no other friend than
yot. and Ezela," added be. sadly looking at the
yoaftvg" woman, who smiled as sadly in return.
rW*. i ? F^akttail in. tightly tha arm of. Ezela?.
that she tittered a cry of pain. Regardless of
this, her husband sternly continued:
'?The king of Isreal now lives in peace, but
peace has need of soldiers even as war."
'?Now I understand my father," proudly re
plied Auunicl. "Let it he to-morrow?let it
he this hour, I am ready to depart."
"No, no, Auunicl !" suddenly exclaimed
rOzela, "leave not this roof. Choose some other
profession than the cruel one of war."
??Woman!" thundered llophin, "give your
advice when asked."
The silence which succeeded the loud and
furious words, weighed heavily even on the
slaves, crouching in whispering groups at the
other extremity of the terrace.
?K/.ckiel. tin- Captain cd'the king's guard, is
my friend and kinsman. He will receive you
to-morrow in his corps. Auiuiicl, you depart
to-morrow.
"To-morrow?" involuntarily sighed Ezela.
? Well! what next'/ J'ray continue. This
may he the hint opportunity," and llophin
smiled maliciously.
"Von hurt me. my lord." said Ezela, in a
1m\v voice, (his poniard-hilt pressed rudely
against her side).? -you hurt me." and she
endeavored to disengage her person from his
coil.
Stay!" shouted llophin. and the adjoining
terraces reverberated successively the sound.
Iv/.cla seemed petrified to a beautiful statue.
A Hash of indignation gleamed from the large
blue eyes of the orphan, hut suppressing his
emotion, he demanded at what hour he should
receive Iiis instructions.
"At two lemrs alter sunrise." coldly replied
llophin. Without another word, llophin.
Ezelii and the orphan AllUliicI, separated for
the night ; the trembling slaves slowly follow
ing. No sound was heard save the stop and
voice of the warder on the walls, or the distant
gurgling (if the Kcdron. The cloudless stars
shone down upon the deserted terrace; gradu
ally they waned away toward the palm-clad
shores id' Phoenicia, and soon the mountains of
Moriah hailed the cheerful (lay-dawn?cheer
ful to all hut the wretched, whose sleepless eves
turn away from the blessed beams as from a
ghast ly mockeryi
[ To he (\mtinued']
The Richmond Times,' adverting to the
Governorship of Virginia, thus speaks of the
heroic (leneral I<ee :
? There was a time when his splendid genius
had hurled army after army of Federal invaders,
broken, defeated and demoralized, from the
soil of Iiis mother State, and when our success
seemed eisurcd, rumor attributed to this great
man the modest admission that he craved no
higher honor than to be the Governor of Vir
ginia. Until he speaks, we trust that no infe
rior man will dare to outrage public opinion in
Virginia by venturing lojsolicjt an office which
f.r.t; may not feel authorized to decline
AGRICULTURAL, &C.
Ploughing by Steam.
Wo publish the annexed account of the trial
of u steam-plow, which took placo atthegrounds
of the Mechanics' and Agricultural Association,
of New Orleans. Mr. Max Eyth, lute engin
eer in chief to the Pacha of Egypt, exhibited
the machine, manoeuvring it after the manner
of the Egyptians, and clearly proved the utter
inability of a frcedmau to turn up mud at all,
in comparison with this wonderful invention.
The planters present at the trial arc said to be
"enraptured" with the steam-plow: so that 'we
may expect to hear of a speedy decline in the
price of mules and wages of frecdmcn, in that
section. Says the Crescent:
"The plow moves between two engines with
such ease and celerity, guided by ono man,
that the work of forty ordinary plows, with all
the necessary hands and accompaniments, can
bo performed in twenty-four hours, and every
moment of favorable weather may be improved
with such promptitude and certainty that no
timp is lost in preparing the soil for whatever
crop may be designed. The advantages of this
wonderful improvement need only to be seen, to
satisfy all who arc interested in agriculture, of
its adaptability to our soil, and the economy
and practicability of its working on a large or
small scale. It is such an enterprise as should
interest every planter and merchant in the
State, and promises yet to revolutionize the
system of Southern agriculture We can ill
afford to let planters of Egypt, who have tested
thin machine, surpass us in enterprise in the
culture of our great staple, and with the advan
tages of the Btcam-plow, we may vie with the
world in wealth and productiveness.
??
The Baltimore Transcript, speaking of the
great increase of the trade in wool in the Uni
ted .States, says:?"The Southern States are
better adapted to sheep husbandry than any
portion of the world, und we would specially
commend this brunch of enterprise to the atten
tion of their peoplo. The idea entertained by
some Southerners that-tho "South iiT~to? wann"
for sheep to flourish, is entirely without? founda
tion. Any part of Maryland or Virginia is
admirably adapted for sheep raising. The
whole South has a most decided advantage over
other parts of the United States fur the produc
tion of won), in soil, climate and abundance and
variety of grasses. The winter feeding of most
favored part of the North averages one hun
dred and fifty days, and costs, under the most
favorable circumstances, 27} cents per pound;
while in the Southern States it is not necessary
to toed in wilder, except under the most extra
ordinary circumstances. The Southern States,
including those those west of tho Mississippi
river, embrace an area of four hundred and
fifty thousands(|uaremiles, or two hundred and
eighty-eight million square acres. The atten
tion to sheep husbandry need nyt impair the
cultivation of the great Southern Staples.
New Use fok Calomel?Doctorixa
Fuujt Tukes.?A gentleman of this city, who
is both inquisitive and acquisitive, when he
thinks that be can acquire knowledge that will
benefit mankind, was lately in Saratoga County,
and was there shown an apple tree in a fine
healthy condition which had been ill, subjected
to treatment with calomel and thoroughly cured.
This tree was afflicted with insects, which were
destroying it. and rendering it unproductive.
A hole was bored in the body of the live near
ly through the sap. and two grains of calomel
inserted. As soon as this calomel was taken
up by the sap, the vermin on the tree died and
it began to bear fruit, and has done so for three
years to the entire satisfaction of the owner.
We are told that sulphur maybe mixed with
the calomel and produce *u good effect. This
a fact worth knowing, and the fruitgrowers of
Western New York may profit by it. It may
not be newtothem, but is to us. Honueopathists
and Thomsonians may object to the calomel
treatment, but if they do not like it they may
find among the sugar pills, or lobelia and red
pepper a substitute. Any way is good that
will preserve the trees and secure good crops
of fruit.?Rochester Union.
- mmn If i
Sk.N'SIHLe suooestion.?Wo find tho fid
lowing sensible suggestion in a Florida paper,
credited to a "Georgia exchange."
? Let the planter take the which he
proposes to pay for an extra hand, and invest
it in manures, judiciously, and he will increase
tho amount of his crop more than the work of
an extra hand. Besides, he makes clear above
this, the board ami other extras necessary to
the obtaining of hands the present day. Then,
take the $200 that he would pay for the mule,
and invest in the same way, to say- nothing of
the harness and plough, and any one can read
ily perceive the advantage a man would have
over his neighbor who uses none of these ferti
lizers. We are glad to see so many of our bet
tor plnntors taking this thing into consideration,
i and procure large .?-upplio? of gu.uv? and other
manures. Although the number of luboreia
has decreased by hundreds in the lower coun
ties during the past year, yet. the next crop is
anticipated to far surpass that of 1865. Wo
trust that they will not bo disappointed."
HUMOROUS.
Itat-dcn-lindeii
* '. . ?
In prison, when the sun was up,
Each ',llcb" licked clean his plate and cup,
And not a scrap left for our pup?
Little "Rob" *?the terrier.
' Rut Rat-den saw another sight
When "Yanks" lit up each sentry light,
Scattering far the shades of night,
Within the Federal bastillery, r
Then quick at certain signals made.
Euch "Reb" intent upon a "raid,"
With stick, in lieu of buttle binde
Fiercely assailed the rattcryl
Then were their secret, dens upriven,
?Then scampered rats in terror driven:
No quarters then by ??rebs" wore given?^
It was a bloody massacre 1
Fiercer anil louder grows the "row"?
, Fiercer and keener Rebs "bow wow" 1
We've had enough of Yankee '?ccow"
Unicss it could some fatter bei
'Tis taps flow; yet to-morrow's sun
Will prove our work has been well done;
A full day's rash of grub we've won?
To us a bloodless victory !
"The coinbat deepens! On yc brave I"
Resolved rat bacon now to save!
Strike, rebels, strike with stoue and slave!
??Uo in" ye little terrier!
i
Few rats shall part where many meet!
Lank "Reb" will free their bones of meat!
'Twcrc better far of rat to cat,
Than die of hunger bodily I ._.*
Johnson's Island, 1801. ? *
- IL * :
* A small terrier dog, h great favorite With tbo
prisoners and famous as a rut catcher.
A TclegTaplric Anecdote.
Some years ago two operators worked in*an
up-town office in Buffalo, and both of 'them
chewed tobacco ; this latter statement is neces
sary to the elucidation of the sequel.
One of them who, for brevity's sake, we will
call A, worked East, on what was then known
asthoNew York, Albany and Buffalo lines/
the other, who wc will distinguish as IS, Worked
West, as far as Cleveland,Ohio, on the Western
Union Company's lines. These two, who were
great chums, were in the habit of constantly
using each others tobacco, so much fh'tif, ouo
fumbling iu the other's pocket would facetious
ly impure, "Where do you keep your tobacttty
now?" while each considered his tobacco boxf
as common property.
The desks of these operators were removed
from c ch other about thirty fect, standing at
opposite corners of the room. Novr",
Once upon a summer morning,
[Memory keeps the record well.]
Mr. A's box being empty, be was, as usual,,
upon the point of going over to get a "cud"
from B's supply, when, feeling languid and*
lazy, it being outrageously hot, a happy though*
struck him, and for thu sake of saving himself
twenty steps, ho acted upon its suggestion <>
Saying ??nothing to nobody,' he quietly sig
nalled?or.'as tho^telegraph prase is "called up,"'
Cleveland, Ohio, and scut tho following me*""
sage:
Buffalo Office (western side).
To 15?:?, Buffalo Office, (eastern side):
Send nie over a chaw of tobacco, quick.
[Signed] A.
S Ph. Opr. ' ^
At the same telling the Cleveland operator
the joke, and requesting him to "slutvc it
through aud oblige."
Now, by a continuous telegraph circuit, it im
possible to reach tbo East by going West, ami
this is the route the message took: Prom Buf
falo to Cleveland, O. ; from Cleveland to Pitts
burgh, Pa.; from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia
from Philadelphia to New York city; aud
from Xcw York back to Buffalo, where it was
received by the identical 15, who worked: rhaf
wire himself! And within a few minutes of'
the time that A started' his messago .West, B
came over to him from the other side of fhoi
room with the messago in one baud and his
tobacco box in the other, the dispatch having
traveled considerably over eleven hundred
miles, and having been also sent and rcc ivctt
ten ditforcnt times. Each operator sending tbo
message, explained the joke to the receiver,
and thus "rushed it through" iu this marvel
ously fast time.?Buffalo Advcrtmr.
A good iustanco of absence of" mind was art
editor quot ing from a rival paper one of his own
articles, tind heading it "Wretched attempt at
Wit."
New Hampshire has $900,000 invested iu
school-houses.

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