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A 'dispute arose between Camp
bell and McLeuii upon the subject of gei ealooy. McLean . would not - allow tliat the Campljel!s had any right to rank with the McLeans in antiquity, who he insisted were in existence as a clan from the be gingirsg of the world. Campbell had a little more biblical Jore than his antago nist, and asked him if the clan of Mc -Lean was before the flood. "Flood! what flood?" said McLean, j. '.'The flood you know that drowned all v'he world bf t Noah and his family, and his flocks, said Campbell. "Pooh! yon and your floods T saM.Mc Lcn, 'fiiy chti was uy.::- f!o .!.' .. ! havuut rdi tux Ji:i.U,V' .r-ll Cat-.r.V.lir4olif ivud'i of McLottn go:i;r .fciW Xoah's arE." . ' "Noah's ark!' retorted the otlier, in contempt, "who ever heard of a McLean that had not a boat of his own? '" CS?"-A humorous young man was driv ing a horse which was in" the habit of stopping at every house on the road side. Passing a country tavern, where were col lected together some dozen countrymen, the beast as usual ran opposite the door, and then stopped in spite of the young ii kin, who applied the whip with all his might to drive the horse on.- The men on the porch commenced a hearty laugh, and some inquired if he would sell the horse. "Yes, replied the young man, "but I can not recommend him, as he once belonged to a butcher, and stops wherever he hears the calves bleat. The crowd retired to the bar in silence. EST "I wish T was a ghost, blamed if I don't," said a poor covey, the other night, as he sat soliloquizing in the cold. "They go wherever they r.""-ase, toll free ; they don't owe nobody nothing, and that's a "comfort. Whoever heard tell of a man who liad a bill against a ghost ? Nobody. They never buys hats, wittals, or licker, nor has to saw wood or run arrants, as I do. Their shirts never gets dirty, nor their trousers out at the knees, as I ever heard tell on. Ghosts is the only inde pendent people I kuows on. I raily wish es I was one. J52FT An old gentleman travelling some rears ago, inside the Bath mail, had two adies, sisters, for his companions. . The younger an invalid, soon fell asleep, and the old gentleman expressed his regret to see so charming a young lady in ill health. "Ah, yes, indeed I" sighed the elder sis ter, "a disease of the heart. "Dear me," was the sympathetic re sponse, "at her . age ! Ossification, per haps? Ossifi. V "O, no, a lieutenant !" giST" A gentleman was accosted by a poor fellow who asked for charity j "I will remember you next time ,' re plied the gentleman. "Please your honor, said the beggar, "I don't give credit, I deal on the cash prmciple. Jf53F "Young man, do you know what relation you sustain in this world t said a minister of our acquaintance to a youn man of the church. "Yes, sir," said the hopeful convert, "two cousins and a grand mother, but I don't intend to sustain them much longer." A gentleman told a lady she was wondrous handsome; she replied "I thank you for your opinion, and wish I could say as much lor you. "You might, madam, said he, "it you told as big a he as I did. JEST A fellow named Wills was hauled wp in Albany the other day for striking a man named Joke, and fined hve dollars. He plead, in extenuation, that he thought it no offence to "ckack a joke ! EST" A boy tliree years of age was asked who made him. With his little hands levelled a foot above the floor, he artlessly replied : "God made me a little baby so high and I grew the rest." EQf "How are you, Smith?" said Jones, Smith pretends not to know him, and ' re ;plie3 hesitatingly "Sir, you have got ; the advantage of me. "Yes, retorts Jones . "I suppose every body has that's got com inon sense." Smith looks unhappy. EGF" The best safety varve to a boiler 3 a sober engineer. Congress may legis late till doomsday, but as long as the oift- cers carry too much steam, the boats will ' follow their example. ''Would yon like to subscribe for Dickon s Household Words? inquired ..sombre magazine agent. "Household words have played the dickens with me long enough I was the Feeling reply. The , agent absconded. FSX1 A steam doctor in a North Caro lina paper, boasts that he has discovered a system by which he can make out of an old max, an entire rocso mas, and have enough left to make a small dog I We don't believe a word of it. ESsF A gentleman accustomed to the . signature of the firm in which he ; was a partner, liaving to sign a babtismal regis ter of one of his children, entered it as the cliild of Smith, Jones & Cov ffSOr "You seem animated by this fine winter scene, my dear Annie," said a lov er. ."No," said she, " I never shall be - .Innit mahd till I become your wife. . PST A merchant who lately advertised ; for a cterli who could boar confinement, was answered by one who had lain seven ; years in jail Y I baa been discovered that where S : a lot of boarders are fed for seine time on sausages exclusively, they begin to 'growl, '--"i '.-' . . i t r r .- SJSJ rvm iT.ni'cA nAt the dnv of final! thgs," as .the judge said to the deacon hovas fined 810 for selling two quarts jslioJl Xrtty,.&Jw gieatmany law- cw, knows -J. Taw..v' . -"' EST" ' "vrttl motion A wwncvn s fhaU die like a hero," said the toaCvd i was being consumed, for I - i -sl.ail robe r the tuhu oftht grate. uVat her baby. " in- i"r :ttsiu, C.'jfc.'iJ iiitij parasite. . ' 11:3 vsry dag, dei arti?J," fine faithful still reiaai&ed; the ca. With melancholy mewing; Increased his sorrows as he sat Beside the smoking rain. "Art thou V he Bighed. "my friend inneed? By others now forsaken; Then eat with me, thottgh poor, indeed, Of this half-roasted bacon. "Come, snare the treasure,'' Aret cried; ''Tia moist with tears I shed." "That's what I smelled," the cat replied, And snapped it up and fled. . A BACKSIOIt I! We iL.n't likv I ! BAD nx. ki li lIciu-lJ, . iuo goud to be lost: "A niorning or two since, cries for as- the sistance were heard Droceedincr from room of a highly respectable old Bachelor. On bursting open the door he was found Iroze fast in a tub of water ! Having been troubled with a bad cold, he thought he would take a bath in a tub of warm water the night before, and felt so comfortable While sitting in it, that he droppedJTo sleep and did not wake until morning. Tie was, of course, unable to stir, and was compet ed to call for help. To his great horror, the first person who rushed to his aid was an old maid who had ielt a partiality lor dm. She, supposing he intended a joke upon her, broke into the street again, her countenance filled with indignation and wounded vanity, affd threw her hands vio lently about, exclaiming, "O, the hateful villian!" His continued cries, however, brought our friend speedy assistance, when, by chopping him out with a hatchet and turning him round and round !ike a spit before the fire, he was soon thawed out. He wishes us to say he is now a candidate for matrimony.' Shillaber, of the Carpet Bag, tells tells the following outrageous gun story: "Speaking to day with a son of" a gun regarding some gunning exploits, he told me of a singular instance of a gunhangifig the, which werp it not for his well known veracity I should feel disposed to doubt. He had snapped his gun at a grey squir rel, and the cap had exploded, but the piece not going off he took it from his shoulder, looked down into the barrel, and saw the charge just starting, when, bring ing it to his shoulder again, it went on and killed the squirrel?" HOW THE YEAR CAME IS, The old year has past, and a new one dawns over the citizens of Kansas Terri tory, and "the rest of mankind." Our friend Jerry facetiously remarks that there would not be so free an interchange of "the compliments of the season" if the wish cost anything for he observes that all asthmatical people, and all having "bron chial tendencies," or that breath through respirators in fact, when it costs an effort, nobody makes it. But we need a stopping place every now and then in our journey, and the New Year is always pointed at as a sort of inn where we may halt, rebrush ourselves, and perhaps put on a change of apparel, . and thus re-invigorate ourselves for the remain ing way before us. We like the practice, only it gets absurd now and then. There is Fleetwood a kind of grumb ler over the past. He is a defeated politi cian his party is somewhat "used up" he lost some bets during the late election, and he so utters his Jeremical with a loud lamentation about last year mourns over his country says all the fire of patriotism is dying out seems unreconciled to the loss of departed statesmen imagines we are all going to ruin, and though full of fleshy infirmities which remind him that he too will join his head leaders in that better country, yet that common fact seems to be far out of sight in the distance. The New Year brought little pleasure to him. There is Mr. Smallwood, the Specula tor. He is in a little better condition. The money market is "decidedly easier" and must continue so. Australia opens as rich as usual California continues to dis gorge well prices have an "upward ten dency" "the margin is still large." Mr. Smallwood is foil of hope this year open ed very auspiciously. Mr. Gunn, the capitalist, never felt bet ter. He wished a happy New Year to every body he met and why ? Why, mortgages were in good demand divi dends came qtiite up to his expectations building is going on with spirit, and enter prise always counts well in his pocket. And there is the Prospect as of what our nximeroos friends Intend to do all indicat ing a laudable and scjf-sacrificing devotion to their several occupations, and all the en gaged corps of contributors are charged with flashes of wit, profound-thought, or learned analysis, adapted to all classes and all wants. Why should one grumble if they are not included among this choice array It shoidd only make him or 'her whet up their thonghts, and be brought out in future as a particular star among lesser constellations. Now as the world is wagging on so beautifully, and everything is " moving so harmoniously, i why should there be any grumblers, croakers, and fretters to add to our . catalogue ? Yet we are sorry to say we encounter some snchv " 1 One man is fretting about the nnmer ousr Hlttle bins" that 'are flying about at tliis time. He scolds his family just twice a year about extravagance ir dress, viz: in Joly and January generally the hot test and coldest days in the year. But as a settlement generally is succeeded by so- long a season of. quiet, "madam and the girls" conclude that the present wants must be attended to, and so they early com mence on a new score. It is a way some jU-le hve, anl they content themselves v nh the thought that finery cannot be dis- cr.?-:M with in lieu of such a censure semi- j And there' is lehelorEen, to -hc-m' the ' new year opess'all run '-'sbise. The lady with a pretty foot sent him a pair of em broidered slippers accompanied by a neat little note which is carefully laid away in a W:k-np. Miss Billings, the heiress, made' him a present of a set of toilet ap paratus, and gave him a keen shot about shaving, which he considers a "leetle" in delicate in a young lady to address a gen-t!em:u-:. Yei the razor, brush, combs, and V : :er:.?, ai t- so useful that they brought c;jt a note on gold-tinted paper, and an c-itja.on tut, no matter uie oacneior means to be married this year, certainly. Miss Tibbs looks back upon the past year with peculiar complacency. During this period she has become engaged to such "a love of a fellow." He has no particu lar business is considered very rich goes every summer to some watering place will never expect her to labor more than a wax doll admires her trills goes with her daily to the confectioner's intends to many soon and pass the honey-moon "abroad." A "splendid year awaits Miss Tibbs. Mrs. Mark has accomplished all she ex pected the last year. She has re-moddled her drawing-rooms, and added antiqe fur niture her darling son has become en gaged to a charming girl. ' She feels less gloomy, on account of her husband's de cease, and receives a call from an esteemed gentleman on the morning of the opening year." Her mourning veil is decidedly in the way witlrher clumsy furs. - She is hap py in the future. And so w e might go on sketching an infinite variety more who have begun the year variously, not one of whom, we fear, has taken an inventory of their iiUrAal condition. They have white-washed and rubbed all the spots off the exterior dwel ung nave ueen aingent in improving their complexions and apparel; but how many, we ask in kindness, have resolved to subdue all iealousv. envv. . and evil speaking, and have determined to become j - more pure and bright within ? To adopt such resolutions and then carry them out without any further preamble, would cause another year to open with a most sunny as pect upon many a renegade character. Let us try it. JEWS IN THE HOLY LAND. In 1853, there were over 10,000 Jews in Jerusalem. This number has lately greatly increased, and they are supported by J ews in other parts of the world, par ticularly those in America and Holland. These Jews reside chiefly on the rugged slope of Mount Zion, over against the temple. Many of them are supported by annuities, which they receive from their friends in Europe, to whom they have made over their property with that stipula tion. This money is remitted to a rich Jewish merchant at Amsterdam, who is called the president of the Holy Land and the average amount which he receives may be near JE30,000. . Instead of doing: good it seems to engender strife and idle ncss. These Jews still anticipate the speedy coming of the Messiah. - JS0" How rapidly they build honses now, said Congrove to an old acquaint ance, as he" pointed to a , rieat two story house opposite our office ; "they commenc ed the building only last week, and, they are already putting in the lights." "Yes,' rejoined Jerry, "next week they will put in the uviu." Congrove treated. EsSAn old lady entirely out of the preacher s voice, at a camp meeting, be ing found sobbing, was asked why she wept since she could not hear the words of the minister. "Oh," said she, "I can see the holy wag of his head." ' .-. - It has been truly said, that if some men could come out . of their graves and read the inscriptions on their toomb stones they would tliinkthat they had got into the wrong grave. ; tQF An inveterate old smoker object to the annexation of Cuba, because "when the island is once Yankee, we can get no more Spanish cigars f ESF"Tom, didn't you sign the pledge? asked a friend who was taking a smash at the Corporal's. "Yes," said Tom, "but you know all signs fail in a dry time." Sawisg. A sawyer, after sawing with a' very dull saw, exclaimed, ,'Of . all tb saws I ever saw, I never saw a saw . saw- as that saw saws." . XjQi3 A business man of our acquaint ance is so scrupulously exact in all his do ings, that whenever he pays a visit he al ways will insist upon taking a receipt. t&& A cooler ib California writes to hb friends in Weston, that by a recent fire he lost his "awlT' We hope it wasn' his "iast.""- ' .r-. 3 An exchange paper states that it rained so hard in Arkansas, last week, that the people had to jump into the river to keep frow drowning. ; . ESI The title of the monarch of France, runs, "Napoleon the third, by " the Grace of God and the National will, Emperor of the French." - Punch says that the absence of your body, in a railroad accident, is far better than presence of mind. t From GTeaserCs Pictorial. THE QtTEEE 1IA2TS .WILIu BY GILBJEBT . LE FtVHE. Mr. Tobias Brenton (Uncle Toby, his friends called him, "queer man" being his designation' from his enemies and the pub lic generally) was certainly an eccentric genius; one of those odd fishes it is alike difficult to classify or describe uraraavis in terra, perfectly sui generis. In person he seemed made up of odds and ends tiling of shreds and patches," and at no two moments was the expression of his countenance the same. His eves were not mates; his nose was neither aquilion, nor Roman, nor snub; his hair was parti colored; his - arms and shoulders were of unequal size; die had to have his boots made for him; his tailor was in despair. He lived with a little wiry, restless house keeper one Mrs. Fidgett away up town in New York, when the city proper ended at the junction of Broadway and Bowery, and the lamp-lighter ascended his ladder for the first time at that mystic terminus. Away upbej'ond Stuyvent Church, when Ox . e. i"'' c oiuyvesani otreet yel knew a lew- irees that had been planted on Hardkopping Peter's "bowcrie." Here he lived in a iule old house, the foundations of which were laid away back in the. times of the states-general. It stood upon a knoll sur rounded by a few secular trees. When the city began to expand, . Toby refused to sell his house and lot, and held the speculators and corporation at defiance for years. So, in the grading of the neighborhood, the soil was dug away all around him, and his mansion looked like . the wreck of some huge argosy standing liigh upon a beach, with coppering and keel laid bare to the curious eye. He and the housekeeper, and the butcher, baker and other tradespeople climed daily to his "bad eminence," by means of a step ladder, which on Sundays was drawn up to prevent the incursions of grown and half-grown loafers, who other wise wrou!d have scaled to his eyrie and robbed his little dominion of the luscious pears for which it was celebrated. Before this subsidence of the soil, and insolation of the landholder, he used to keep a horse, a wall-eyed, superannuated brute, that ob tained its subsistence by browsing on the unfenced common-lands in the neighbor hood. When the last shovel-full of earth was removed, the old horse was in his sta ble and looked down widi a piteous eye on the herbless plain that extended hopelessly below him. Toby attempted the next day to make him descend the step-ladder ; but the old horse refused "to attempt such a perilous feat, and accordingly after he had eaten all he grass on the summit of the knoll, was either put to death by his own er, or expired of consternation at the pros pects before liim, and was buried under a St. Michael pear-tree. Toby didn't sell out, because he could afford to hold on. In fact he was im mensely rich. He had inherited property, and he was very parsimonious, and very shrewd. His queer face was familiar on 'change; and when money was tight, and commanded three per cent, a month on the very best paper, always any amount could be had of old Toby Brenton. Temperate and tough, he bade fair to reach a century; but as he never did things like other peo- pie, and alwaj-s disappointed public expec tation, he "stepped out" one evening when he appeared to be in perfect health. His will, like everything emanating from hnn, was a queer one. He gave all his money to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fanny Brenton, the widow of. his only son who had died a few years ago in Buffalo. The condifiois annexed were that this lady should provide for the old housekeeper be fore alluded to, Mrs. Peter Fidget, and should marry one of his two nephews, Mr. Joseph Crabstick, a stock broker, and Mr. Jack Tophain, a universal genius, good for nothing in particular, at the time of the ! old gentleman's death residing in Boston, where he had read law a lituV, studdied a little medicine painted a little, and wrote a great deal of indifferent poetry. The selection was to be made by lot or amica ble agreement the looser to be entitled to a legacy of twenty thonsand dollars. As soon as she heard of the old gentle roan's death, Mrs. Brenton-r-she was for ty, but still lively and handsome posted down from Buffalo, arrived " at the queer old horee, climbed up the queer old steps, and had an interview- with the little old housekeeper, when she made her friend at once. To her she imparted her desire to have a fair chance to study the person and characters of the pretenders to - her hand. To carry out her object, she proposed to Mrs. Fidget to assume the character of a chambermaid and aid her in, her domestic dxAi&s. But the first thing tor be done was 4 to remove from the parlor wall a portrait of herself an excellent likeness of : a hand some and attractive woman, ffl3I-ubstitut-ed therefor a head she ' had brought, with her from Buffalo, a disagreeable, repellant countenance, lined with age and ill temper. ihese arrangements maae, the Held was ready for the gentlemenv Mr. Topham came first, and the very first thing the housekeeper didjivas to in troduce him to the pretended portrait of the widow He shrugged bis shoulders and uttered a deep sigh. .-. "A perfect Gorgon ! what do yon think of thai face V he added, addressing Crab- ftick, the broker, who followed him in. "Half a million!" answered Crabstick, eFP? the portrait with much evident dissatisfaction. f r "Are you jready for dinner, emen? asked the w ilowy with a low courfesy, hf-r little hands 'stuck in the pocket of - hkr jaunty French apron. - ' - -? "Assoonjis you like, my deir," an swered Tophjxin, surveying her friticalfy through his frjlass, and nudging Crabstick, who wore spectacles. : "The old fellow had some taste--eh? A very pretty ojat line free and ilowjing colo quite Titfanesquji and laid oh with a fjdl pencil." 1 - The widowj blushed deeply, as slip caught the purport of his remarks. I "Natural, jl see. -I was goingj to -ask you, my dejir, where you bougjht your madder carmine. Excuse my inistake; but the taste ffor the finie arts has t beconip so general, tfcat even the ladies pa-int." ; They weni into dinner, and.Mrjs. Bren ton waited, qjuietly scrutinizing uV gues$, and listening! attentively to all the said.--The broker tfxlked of nothing but stocky, investments, j exchange, foreign sjecuritipp and the balkjnce of trade, while ' fTopha?h rattled away jabout pictures, horsey, actrtte es, singers, liooks, billiards and scandal, j; "What shall we do to kill time jthisevb- rung f asked the universal genius,, "jet s have a game at cards." . ; . . ! "But there's only two of us," replied tc broker. "Haun t we letter see whkch shall marry the wdow. We'll draw lo.s." j "Lots ! Oi that aint funny, andjit's over too quick. lj have it. Suppose we decil it by cards Kvhfst, and the widow for te stakes?" $ "What shall we do for partners!?" "The old woman and the yourg one,' said Tophairi. "Old woman playq whist? he asked of the widow. I i "I believejshe does, sir." j "Awl you;?" 1 "A little.'. ! "Very wep it's arranged. Are V0U satisfied, Cnjbstick?" J I "Yes perfectly. "Well, thn, Fanny, or Julia, C Ma Ann, tell 'eii to clear away the tilings aild set out the ' card-table. Anything for! a quiet life, j Hurry, now ; Tin all impa tience." t After the removal of dinner when the brief twilighi had merged in darkness, tie candles wer lit, and the old housekeeper in her cererrtonial attire, sat down as Crab stick's partrler, while Topham ;had tjie pretty Fannjj for his vis-a-vis. The gartie was skill full played, but Fortune: decided in favor of youth and beauty. iTopham had won the; widow. ? "I wish you toy, sir, said the house keeper. ; i "Not before it's wanted, mafarrj,w repji ed Tophain, j "The half million j is mine but wherefs the grace and beatty that I once swore jshould illume my household when I surrendered my free hearj Y ! "Topham" said the broker, "jf youVe sick of the bargain, why dont yo sell oi)t? You can't come into possession for sorhe time and your creditors are pressing.-! Now, I'll give you fifty thousand, cash, aiid take the widow off your hands." ; ; "Fifty thousand and liberty, eh-;?' cribd Tophain, catching at the idea I "Slay f mid Mrs. Brenton, tVho was already in love with Topham. "When4e, pray, did you derive your aversion for the widow?" j j j "The portjrait, the portrait, Mrdonna"!" "I've heaird it said that , portraits wqre not always ljke," replied the lady "Had you not better consult, the original before deciding?" j, : ": "Btrt howjean I V ' "By looking at me, said the lady, cast ing down hejtfeyes. ., j '1 "You, Fajiny ! What's the rneaningjof this? Plots jand stratagems ! Mls. Fidg et, you can ehlighten u. Speak! fl charge jou, on your! allegiance, and tell ime who my pretty partner ia ? S r "Old Mr. Trenton's Uauirhter-iri-law and heiress, sir, j replied tle housekeeper, Mrs Fanny Brenton." ; ? "That wa Mrs. Jlack Tophaka thatj is tobe, Crabstick, I i refuse yom( ofTcryf Fifty thousand! one flash of her Mack- eye is worth the money. If she hadn'jt a dollar a half million would'nt make me ;give her p" " ' - . I r So that was the. upshot of the j affair the broker was disorntTrteof and the queer man's queer will made a Very hap py couple. ! 5 -2r Over fjmteen hundred workmen are said to be at present busily aC work in the Gosport, (Va.,) navy yard. They are building two of the six steam frigates or dered by Congress, the Colorado and Ro anoke, and fitting out the Constellation, Raritan and Potomac,, besides whidrihey are erecting a foundry, sheds, a quay wall, &c. -j -: ' ' : EST'Billiads were invented by Henrique Vigine, a Frencfc artist, in the . reign of Charles IX., about the year 1571, and! at once came to be a roost fashionable arxl captivating game. In Quincy market, Boston, the dav before thanksgiving, tfeere were sold pis 1 7 turkey?, nY pairsr 01 cructenar and 1007 geese,! ; Sulphur is so scarce in Russia that it is said the Czar is ready to- contract with another celebrated prince whose ao minions abound in that commodity j . tg The Iowa Telegraph states tnat not less than thirty thousand emigrants have crossed the ferry at Bartingtort, since the first of September j : - EST Long boots are among the .latest New York fashions for ladies,: They are said to come up ever so high!? ' PROSPECTUS OF THE "SQUATTER SOVEREIGN THE political complexion of , our paper will be Democratic, but as our name im ports, will more especially be devoted to the advocacy of such measures," as: will in our opinion conduce to the best interests of 1 -"rt" o truth of the gTeat principle adopted in the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, popularly denomi nated "Squatter Sovereignty" the right of the people to legislate lor themselves, in all matters of a local character, in which their interests alone are involved, we shall repel all attempts on the part of others to interfere in the domestic affairs oi , our Territory whether those attempts be made in Congress, or elsewhere. . On the great question to be decided, on the formation of our State Constitution, we declare in advance,, that we are in favor of the institution of negro slavery, and our el- fort will be to introduce its recognition in that instrument. We admit that good men may differ with US ; hence in our discus sion of this question, we shall not resort to invective or denunciation; but will pre sent the question fully and fairly, relying" on the good sense of the "Squatters" for a favorable judgement. . e will endeavor to render our paper not only interesting to the politician, but to all seeking from all sources within our reach, matters of interest to the Merchant, the Farmer, the Mechanic. We will seek to promote morality and virture, and for this purpose will ever reserve space lor the home circle. ' The situation of Atchison, being midway between the mouths of the Kansas and Nemaha, on the Missouri, and at a point so much further to the West, than any oth er on the River, places us in the very heart of the Territory North of the Kansas Riv er; and makes ours the great starting point for the emigrant and others, to Utah, Ore gon, California, and the Rocky Mountains, and the Forts Kearney, Laramie and Hall. 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