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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAY 24, 1'888.
We want all the
OOOD HIM li ANi
"WE O-AJST G-ET,
At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere:
33TCall on us before
Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
"fc Jlch 15,
It is conceded on all sides that Gen
eral Gresham is in the lead for the
Fred Douglas will address the "Wo
men's Suffrage convention to be held
in Boston the latter part of this month.
Of 2,379 presidential postmasters,
2,060 have been removed by the Presi
dent for cause so he says. The cause
was that they were Republicans.
There will be an effort made to have
Grover deal out some taffy to the G. A.
It. on Memorial day; but the old sol
diers are too sharp for that kind of a
It is rumored that the A. T. & S. F.
will extend its lines east from Chicago
toJNew York city. This is probably
true such a move will come sooner or
"We congratulate the Democrats of
this district and county upon their
success in securing the election of Hon.
"W. T. Harris, of Solomon, as delegate
to St. Louis.
"A cool and rainy .Ma's
Is good for grain and hay."
is an old saying.
old saying. The
of the west can take
me'nf this vear.
It is becoming more and more ap
parent that Cleveland's complicity with
the Pacific railroad companies will be a
tremendous electioneering weapon to
use on this side of the Mississippi next
The favorable report by Congress of
a bill appropriating $150,000 as a
bounty for the construction of a suc
cessful air-ship, will rouse the cranks
of the country to renewed efforts.
That aerial navigation will become a
fact some day, there is little doubt, but
that the year of grace 1888 will see suc
cessful air-ships in operation is scarcely
The brethren of the M. E. Confer
ence are by the ears again. This time
it is over the rumors of combinations
and lobbying on the part of certain
holy men who desire to be bishops.
The bishopric is a pleasant, lucrative
position and it is held for life. No
wonder that it is a tempting prize.
But the gentlemen who are too boldly
fishing for it should be shrewd enough
to cover their efforts. The adoption
by the Conference of a two-thirds rule,
as was done "Wednesday, will tend to
guard against any combination and the
delegates will breathe easier once more.
The leaders are swinging into the
Gresham line. Col. Robert Ingersoll is
the latest accession to the ranks. He
has deserted his "Plumed Knight"
and says: "I regard Judge Gresham
as well qualified for the position. I
think he would be exceedingly strong in
New York and all the Eastern States.
I am net saying anything against the
other aspirants, but I think that, all
things considered, Gresham is the
coming man. No man has a clearer
record, not even excepting Senator Ed
munds. More could not be said. A
President ought to have at least three
qualifications independence, intelli
gence and integrity and Judge Gres
ham has these." The Colonel may be
a little heterodox in his religious no
tions and may scatter the flowers of
rhetoric with rather a lavish hand, but
in matters political his sagacity and
good judgment are unrivaled.
An Instructive Table.
The following table showing the
amount spent per capita for schools
and. saloons is an instructive ene.
Alabama . .55
Arkansas ,...., ., .1)2
Georgia "... ..V. .2
North Carolina. 41
South Carolina- .36
TSwnessee-. . .61.
j ioric. i.
ualo ..... .... ..... .... .... 78
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you make your Loan.ot3
The Crawford County System.
The question of the expediency of
calling our county primaries this fall
under the "Crawford County System,"
should receive the careful considera
tion of every voter. It seems to be
generally conceded that in practice the
"system"is largely in favor of the cities
and most densely populated communi
ties. The First "Ward of the city of
Abilene was entitled to three delegates
under the last call for a county conven
tion. "Willowdale townahip was en
titled to the same number of delegates,
and the number of Republican voters
in each of these precincts is about the
same. Every voter in the Frst "Ward
can be found within a half mile of the
voting place, while the same number of
voters in "Willowdale are scattered over
a territory of six miles sguare. It
doesn't require any great amount of
foresight to see the advantage which
the First "Ward would have in getting
out its full vote to the primaries. No
man in the Ward would need to lose
more than ten minutes in going to and
from the polls, while the average voter
in "Willowdale must lose from two to
four hours. The number of delegates
that each precint is entitled to under
the delegate system is based upon the
actual vote cast at the general election,
when all the voters are presumed to
have cast their ballots. This is the
only fair division of the nominating
power. If there are 150 Republican
voters in Willowdale or Ridge, they
should have an equal voice with the
same number of voters in any "Ward of
the city of Abilene, Solomon, Enter-
brise, Hope or Herington, in determin
ing who the candidates of the party
suaii oe, ana any svstem, plan or
scneme aevisea uy wnicn tney are
placed on an unequal footing, or by
which their opportunities to give ex
pression to their wishes in the matter
are rendered more difficult to obtain
than that of the city voter, should not
receive the sanction of the fair-minded
This matter will be considered at the
delegate convention in June, and let
every precinct send its delegates with
the explicit understanding that the
"Crawford County System" is to be
The Labor Party.
The Labor party is running in two
sections, the United Labor and the
Union Labor, all hopes of a union hav
ing been abandoned. The former fac
tion, composed of bolters and more rad
ical wing, has put up as a National
ticket, Cowdrey & "Wakefield. The
cause of the toilers will gain
nothing by this action. Labor
to succeed in its warfare against
organized capital, must combine and
harmoniously concentrate its forces.
Dissensions, splits, the formation of
new parties and contention inside the
ranks are the surest means of over
throwing the work already accom
plished. Labor is strong. It has many griev
ances. It has a grand work to per
form. To succeed it must forget petty
differences and select as leaders men of
cool, conservative judgment and broad,
liberal views. The United Labor party
takes a most radical, anarchistic atti
tude and places in its van men who
have made it the effort of late years to
decry the present relations of society
and to advocate, if not actual commun
ism, at least revolutions such as would
disturb the very foundations of this
It may be that the labor cause will
be purified by the casting off of this
element. It certainly would be if the
United Labor party could draw into its
ranks all the cranks and radicals who
There is one consolation to be drawn
from .Jthis action of the labours: the
old parties have less to fearfrbm them.
If it is true that "in union there is
strength," it must conversely be true
tbat'in disunion there is weakness."
The political prophets predict: that
A. "W. Smith will poll his full strength
on fust ballot.
The Democratic argument iB nothing
if it isn't calculated to deceive some
body. The stock in trade of the Dem
ocrats is deception.
Some of the friends of Senator Voor
hees, of Indiana, are endeavoring
to make it appear thatMr. Ingalls
was in some way opposed to the Re
publican party during the campaigns
of 1862 and '64. And in order to bol
ster up their falsehoods they pretend
to quote articles from various party
organs of the State denouncing Mr.
Ingalls and the ticket upon which he
The platforms adopted by the various
conventions which met in Kansas in
1862 and 1864 show very conclusively
whether the men who placed Mr. In
galls in the field were friends of the
government, or of its enemies. In the
platform adopted by the convention in
1862 which nominated Mr. Ingalls, the
first plank reads as follows:
'First: That the condition of our
country and State imperatively de
mands that all good and loyal citizens
should, without distinction of party,
unite in supporting the National Gov
ernment in its efforts to crush the re
bellion, and in maintaining the liber
ties of our people against threatened
assaults from powerful and tyrannical
And the second reads as follows:
"Second: That there are row no
open questions in regard to the present
policy of the National Administration;
its only policy should be to maintain
the integrity of the Government, and
re-establish the authority of the Con
stitution and the laws at every sacri
fice." There seems to be no uncertain
sound about, the support the convention
was giving to the policy of the govern
ment. In 1864 the Republican Union
State convention which met in Topeka
and nominated Solon O. Thacher for
Governor and John J. Ingalls for Lieu
tenant Governor passed the following
as its first four resolutions to-wit:
"Resolved, That we are in favor of
a vigorous prosecution of the war
against the Rebellion, and no com
promise with traitors against the Gov
ernment. "Resolved, That as Kansas in the
past has been most lavish of her men
and means in sustaining the country
against treason, so in the future she
will ever be found among the foremost
in standing by and supporting the Gov
ernment. "Resolved, That we endorse the
platform of the Baltimore convention
and most earnestly recommend that all
loyal voters in Kansas give to Lincoln
and Johnson their undivided support.
"Resolved, That the corruptionists
and plunderers who are robbing the
Nation of the material aid necessary to
carry on the war with success are the
most efficient aiders of Jeff Davis and
the Rebellion, and must be put down."
The Democratic convention which
met in Topeka the same year adopted
the following resolutions:
"Resolved, That we hereby ratify
the nomination of George B. McClellan,
of New Jersey, for President, and
George H. Pendleton, of Ohio, for Vice
President, and pledge them our un
"Resolved, That we hereby ratify
and adopt the Chicago platform as un
derstood and construed by General
George B. McClellan in his letter ac
cepting the nomination of the Chicago
convention for President of the United
It will thus be seen that the conven
tion which nominated Mr. Ingalls
heartily and enthusiastically supported
Lincoln and Johnson, while the Demo
crats supported McClellan and Pendle
ton. The convention which nominated
Mr. Ingalls was in favor of prosecuting
the war and rendering all aid necessary
to put down Jeff Davis and the Rebel
lion, while the Democratic convention
ratified the Chicago Democratic plat
form which declared "the war to be a
If any one has any curiosity to look
up the records of these various conven
tions they will find the platform of the
conventions of 1862 recorded on pages
323-4 in Wilders "Annals of Kansas,"
and the platforms of 1864 on pages
379-80 of the same interesting work.
But we apprehend that it is not the
truth that the Democrats want to as
certain, and probably none of them
will ever read the history of Kansas in
1862 and 1884.
Several antediluvian editors seem to
be impressed with the idea that Jas. F.
Legate was nominated as Republican
elector-at-large at "Wichita as tbe
colleague of Eugene "Ware. The con
fusion in their minds undoubtedly is
due to the fact that "Legate was a
prominent candidate for the position.
The aforesaid a. e.'s should take time
to look up the files and see that the
elector's name is John L. "Waller, a
colored man of Topeka.
Joseph Pulitzer of -the Democratic
New York "World says: "The growth
of the Gresham movement is the most
significant feature of the Republican
situation. That a man not actively a
candidate and not commanding the
support of the delegation from his own
State should -be taken up with enthusW
asm by the fourth State of the Union
and be mentioned as the second choice
of many others with Mr. Blaine out of
the field is certainly a fact to chal
lenge attention. The explanation of
it is doubtless to be found in Judge
The Actual Circulation.
Who can measure the incomprehen
sible vitality Of a falsehood? Nearly
every day one sees going the rounds
some ancient but not venerable table
which professes to show that the vol
ume of currency in actual circulation is
less than it formerly was. There are
people in this country, nay, the recent
financial debate showed that there are
some in the Senate, who are all torn up
in mind about supposed contraction of
the currency, when in fact the country
has in actual use about as much money
as it ever had at any time in its history,
and from two to four hundred millions
more than it had in past times of great
prosperity. Yet some imaginative,
unscrupulous or careless persons set
afloat a little table of figures purporting
to exhibit the state of currency at
different periods, and because it can be
made an excuse for another shriek for
"more money," it starts on its rounds
and never stops. It makes no differ
ence whatever how often this bit of
misinformation is corrected, or how
absurdly false it was at the start; the
thing will run as the rivers run, with
out ceasing. One such table, which
has travelled far and learned nothing,
entirely omits all gold and silver coin
in circulation, of which over $400,000,-
000 have been added within the past
nine years; another carefully mis-states
the amount of legal-tender notes five
years ago, and a third, which appears
in "The Real Estate Record," erro
neously states the amount of bank
notes by nearly $100,000,000. But each
and all may be traced trom newspaper
to newspaper, and from speech to
speech, wherever there is a fanatic who
believes that "more money" will cure
all ills to which flesh is heir.
There is not the least excuse for
these misrepresentations. For nearly
ten years past, official reports have
given every item of the information
necessary. An honest but unimpor
tant error is possible, if one includes
the imaginaiy fractional paper curren
cy, which is theoretically but not actu
ally in use. A larger honest error is
possible, though nobody seems to haye
made it, if one takes the latest reports
of tbe mint regarding gold coin in use,
without making the corrections in pre
vious reports which the present director
considers necessary. But the following
shows the amount of currency of all
kinds in use at different dates since
resumption, outside the treasury, the
kinds included being gold coins, silver
dollars, subsidiary silver, gold certifi
cates, silver certificates, legal-tender
notes, legal-tender certificates and
national bank notes:
1879, Jan. 1 S 819,590,332
1880, Jan. 1 912,223,831
1880, July 1 931,891,419
1831, July 1 1,119,508,528
1882, July 1 1,180,219,216
1883, July 1 1,237,190,463
1884, July 1 1,243,377,239
1835, July 1 1,J92,674,775
1886, July 1 1,250,365,745
1887, July 1 1,317,581,477
1888, Jan. 1 1,3S3,CS4,281
18S8, May 1 1,371,8SJ,570
The statement of May 1 may be
modified to the extent of half a million
or less either way, when complete re
turns are published of imports and ex
ports of American gold and silver coin
since March 1. For other dates the
figures correspond throughout with the
official data, and for that date with the
exception named. This country was
never more prosperous than in 1879-'80,
but it then had $400,000,000 less money
in use than it has now. It was
abundantly prosperous in 1882, and
then it had 3200,000,000 less money in
use than it has now. Moreover, piices
were more than 25 per cent higher May
1,1882, than May 1, 1888, notwith
standing an increase since 1882 of
$200,000,000 in the currency.
It is a favorite notion that increasing
population requires increasing curren
cy. There is no truth in the theory,
but if it were strictly and absolutely
true, the fact remains that the circula
tion per capita is a little larger in 18S8
than it was in 1882. On the day of
specie resumption, when an era of
matchless prosperity began, the circu
lation of all kinds of money was $17
for each inhabitant, and nine years
later, January 1, 1S88, it was $22.13 for
each inhabitant, and yet no one pre
tends that the country has gained in
prosperity by the increase. New
The Panama Canal.
A recently-returned investigating
officer, who has looked over things on
the Isthmus, reports that the Panama
canal has a fair prospect of being fin
ished. It would be a curious thing if
De Lesseps should live to see the frui
tion of his hopes and dreams. Tbe
canal is one of tne greatest undertak
ings ever attempted, and he will be
the founder of an eighth worlds' wonder
if it is successfully finished.- That it
will, however, divert somet traffic frm
the United States we can hardly doubt.
"Stiil,tbe tans-continental'trade will' be
more than compensatingly increased Dy
the development of East Asian na
tions. Gen. Bosencrans is mentioned as a
candidate for nomination for vice-president
on tbe Dttocntic ticket.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER
ofsaleisraed by the clerk ot the District
Court or Dickinson county. State of Kansas, in a
j cause pencil!" merem, wnerein U. H. Lcooia is
plaintiff, and'bavia R.' licCnrdaylliram McCur-
uay. uieinenuna jicuuroay, ueorge A. .Mies,
Jllra Niles, are defendant. I ivlll on
Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888,
at the front door of the court house, in the city
of Abilene, countv of Dickinson, State of Kansas,
at 10 o'clock a.m. of said day sell to the highest
bidder for cash, the following real estate to-wlt:
Lot No. twenty-five (25), in Lebold's addition to
the city of Abilene, in Dickinson county, State of
Kansas. The paid real estate will be sold pursu
ant to the Judgment of the court in said cause re
cited in said order of sale.
Witness mv hand this 3d dav of Mav A. D.
36-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas.
STATE OF KANSAS, 1 ,
Dickinson County t "
Badger Lumber Company vs. Hiram McCurday.
By virtue of an Execution to me directed and
delivered, issued out of the Eighth Judicial Dis
trict Court of the State of Kansas, sitting In and
tor uicninson county, in said State, I will, on
Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888.
between the hours of 10 o'clock a. tn. and 2 o'clock
p. m. of said day, at the court house door in Abi
lene, in the county and State aforesaid, offer for
public sale and sell to the highest bidder, for cash
in band, all tbe right, title and interest of the
above named defendant, in and to the following
described real estate to-wit; Lot Xo. seventy -two
(72) on Buckeye avenue la Southwick and
Augustine's addition to the city of Abilene. Sub
ject to a mortgage of $300. Said property levied
on ana to do soia as tne property or tne aoove
uaitiwi uwtuuoiii. x IT . ilillliiit tJUCliu,
Sheriff's office, Dickinson county, Kas. 36-5C
UNDER and by virtue of an order of sale is
sued by the Clerk of the district court of
Dickinson county. State ot Kansas, in a cause
pending therein, wherein Thomas Kirby is plaln-
im, anajonn a. Turner, iaa a. Turner, The
Travelers Insurance Company, G. W. Carpenter,
David McCoy, Susan McCoy, James W. Hill and
E. T. Hill are Defendents, 1 will on
Monday, June 18th, A. D. 1888,
at the front door of the court honsc, in the city
of Abilene, county of Dickinson, State of Kan
sas, at 10 o'clock, a. m., of said day sell to the
highest bidder for cash, the following described
real SEtate to-wit: Lot number Two (2), in block
number One (1), in George W. Carpenter's addi
tion to the city of Abilene, in Dickinson county.
State of Kansas. The said property will be sold
pursuant to the judgment of the court in said
cause recited in said orderof sale.
Witness my hand this IGth day of May, A. D.
38-5 Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OP AN ORDER OF
sale Issued by the clerk of the District Court
of Dickinson county. State of Kansas, In a cause
pending therein, wherein, I. S. Hallam & F. L.
Parker, partners as Hallam & Parker, are plain
tiffs, and William J. RnsscU, Sallie F. Russell.
Hiland Southworth and John P. Agnew, are de
fendants. I will, on
Monday, June 18th, A. D.t 1888.
at tne front door of the court house. In the city of
Abilene, county ot Dickinson, State of Kansas, at
10 o'clock, a. m., of said day sell to the
highest bidder for cash, the following de
scribed real estate to-wit: Lots No. four and five
(4 and 5), in block ten (10), In Kuney & Hodge's
addition to the city ot Abilene in Dickinson
county. State ot Kansas. Subject to a mortgage
lien of SS00 with Interest at the rate of 12 per cent
per annum from May 1st, 1887.
The said real estate will be sold pursuant to the
judgement of tbe court In said canto recited in
Witness my hand this 16th day of May, A.'D.ISSS.
D. W. NAILL,
38-5 Sheriff of Dickinson coun ty, Kansas.
TTNDER and by virtue of an order of sale issued
U by the Clerk of the District Court of Dickln
county, state of Kansas, In a cause pending
therein, wherein A. L. Freeman, is plaintiff and
Alois Spenner, AnnSpenner, Geo. W. Carpenter.
Kansas Farm Mortgage Company, and L. B. West
are defendants. I will, on
Monday. June 18, A. D. 1888,
at the front door of the court house, in the city or
Abilene, County of Dickinson, State of Kansas,
at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day sell to the highest
bidder for cash, the following described real
estate to-wit: Ihe N. a of the N. E. H and the
S. W. li of the N. E. a and the N. W. M of the
s. k. yx oi section six (6) townsnip fourteen (14)
range five (5) east, in Dickinson county state of
Kansas. The said property will be sold pursuant
to the judgment ot the court In said cause recited
In said order of sale.
Witness my hand this 16th day of May, A. D.16S8.
D. W. NAILL,
3S-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county. Kansas.
Notice of Pinal Settlement.
In the Probate Court of Dickinson Coantr,
In the matter of the estate of Jacob Marts, de
ceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
Administrator of the estate of Jacob Marts, de
ceased, will make final settlement of said estate
in the Probate Court of Dickinson county, Kan
sas, on Monday, the 9th day of July, A. D. 1888.
All persons interested will govern themselves
accordingly. JACOB S. MARTS,
Notice for Publication.
Land Oflice at Sallna, Kansas.
May 8, 1888.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of Lis claim, and that
said proof will be made before the Probate Judge
of Dickinson connty, at Abilene, Kansas, on
June 16, 1888, viz: William E. Baer, Homestead
entry No. 8396 for the south halt ot the north
west quarter (s H n w if) of Section two (2),
Township twelve (12), Range two (2) east of the
Sixth P. M.
He names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon, and cultivation of.
said land, viz: Charles M. Brenizer, John Chron
ister. Aaron K. Ruse and Elias Kready, all of Ab
ilene P. O., Kansas. 37-6 S. M. PALMXn, Register,
STATE OF KANSAS, I g
Dickinson connty. f
In the District court of said connty:
John w. Baker, plaintiff, vs. William h. Town-
send. Mollle Townsend, W.
a. (jormacK, a. k.
and T. C. Henry
Cormack, Henry Billings
The above-named defendants, William H.
Townsend, Mollie Townsend, A. R. Cormack,
Henry Billings, and T. C. Henry and W. A. Cor
mack of parts unknown and each
or them, will take notice that John Baker, the
above-named plaintiff did on the 16th day of May,
A, D.1SSS, file his petition in the District Court In
and for the county of DickinbOn, in the State of
Kansas, against the said William H. Townsend,
Mollie Townsend, W. A. Cormack, A. R. tormack,
Henry Billings and T. C. Henry, defendants, set
tin? forth that the said William H. Townsend and
Mollie Townsend on the 15th day of July, A. D.
I88C,gave a mortgage to the said John W. Baker,
on tbe following described real estate, situated in
Dickinson county, State of Kansas, to-wit:
Commencing at the northwest corner of the
south half (!4) of the northeast quarter () of
section lilneteen (19) township thirteen
(13) south of range two (2) east
ot thesixth (6) p. m.; running thence
south six and twenty-four hnnsredtha (6 24-100)
chains thence eastparalell to the north line of
said tract six and twenty -one hundredths (6 21-100)
chains; thence south paralell to the west line or
said south half Qf) to the north line of the right-of-way
of the U. P.B. B., thence northeast along
said Jright-of-way to a running north
and south fourteen and thirty-five
one-hnndredths (11 35-100) chains east
and paralell to the west Una of said
south naif (H) thence north on said line seven
teen and sixty-sir one-hundredths (17 66-100)
chains to the north line of the south half ();
thence west fourteen and thlrtynve one-hnndredths
(14 (35-100) to tbe place of beginning,
containing nineteen (19) acres; said mortgage to
secure the payment of fourteen hundred dollars
(51,400), according to three certain notes referr
ed to and made a part of said mortgage; and
5 raying that the said WIDlam H. Townsend and
tollieTownsend may pay the said sum of $1,400
now claimed to be due, with interest amounting
to $127.09 or that said premises may be sold to pay
tne tame; ana me saia aeiecasnts are nousea
that they are required to appear and answer said
uon on or Deiore mi asm aay oi judc,a. u.
I next, or judgment will be rendered
against them for foreclosure and
ale of mortgaged premises and
forever barring them or any of them from settling
up or claiming any interest therein according to
the prayer OI said petition. JOHN W.BAKER,
By C. C. Bnrcco, Jh his attorney. Plaintiff.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Ctstoria.
TorSale by B abates feKoxTHCEArct
Only Six Weeks
LONGER IN WHICH TO SECURE
I have to vacate
the store I now occupy.
I shall not move out one dollars'
worth of goods, they have al got to
be sold at some price, and to hurry off
the balance of the stock, I have made still
further and greater reductions in prices, and
I am Now Offering Clothing
at prices that are positively lower than any
thing ever heard of before in Abilene, and
will never be duplicated. Don't let
this opportunity escape, but seize
it at once and lay in a stock of
Clothing that will last for
the next two years. Re
member the time is
short, so don't
Children's suits 87c, age 4 to 12.
Boy's suits, 95c; 4 to 12.
Boy's suits, 94c; 4 to 12.
Boy's suits, age 12 to 17, at $3.50.
Men's suits, 5.75.
Fine all-wool cassimere suits, $7.00.
Good working pants, 90c.
Fine dress cassimere pants, 1.75.
Fur hats, good quality, 60c.
An "A" No. 1 white laundfced shirt, 50c
Good heavy socks, 5c a pair.
Men's heavy suspenders, 15c a pair.
A small quantity of Men's and Boys' eoots
left, broken in siz, at your own price.
I have no spare time to give a full price
list of everything, but offer my entire stock
of Merchandise accordingly, as all goods
must go before July 1st.
li) Til lly
Great Closing Out Sale,
lasts Six feels
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