THE WASHINGTON TBIES. SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 1913.
ONDUCT OP CROSS
District Attorney Wilson Tells
View of Handbook Case
That the relations of Police Inspector
Francis K. Cross with certain alleged
bookmakers in June, 1911. the time
agents of the Department of Justice
made a number of arrests of men
charged with making book on the
races, were not of such a character as
to justify criminal procedure of any
kind, but that the facts did warrant an
official investigation of Cross' conduct
as a high police official, was the state
ment of United States Attorney Clar
ence R. Wilson before the police trial
board yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Wilson and Edwin B. Spear, for
twenty years a Western Union tele
graph operator at the Metropolitan Ho
tel, were the principal witnesses.
The District Attorney told of a con
ference he had with Major Richard
Sylvester. Superintendent of Police, and
Gen. John A. Johnston. Commissioner,
who has general supervision of the Po
lice Department, in the Willard Hotel
a few days after the arrests by agents
of the Department of Justice.
Justified an Inquiry.
"I gave them facts which I believed
Justified an inquiry to Cross' conduct
as a high official of the Police De
partment." said Mr. Wilson. "I did
not believe the facts warranted crim
inal action, as It is well known that a
very strong case must be had to con
vict a roan before a Jury of violating
the gambling laws In connecfon with
playing the races."
In reply to a question by Chairman
Marshall, of the trial board. Mr. Wil
son said that even had Cross not been
a police officer, he did not believe ho
would have prosecuted him on the ev
idence which his office had.
The Commissioners and Major Syl
vester conducted a private Investiga
tion of Cross' conduct at the time, and,
it was reported, the officer was rep
rimanded, but no public action of any
Kind was taken. Officials of the Police
Department assort that the have been
trying for nearly two years to get the
case before the trial board, but that tho
delay was due to the alleged reluctance
of agents of the Department of Jus
tice, who were said to have material
evidence bearing on the case, to testify.
Spear Tells Story.
Spear, the telegraph operator who was
arrested In June, 1911, said that he was
Introduced to Inspector Cross by a
"tout" who brought the officer to the
telegraph office at the Metropolitan
Hotel and -said that Cross was to see
the contents of any messages he might
file there, but was not to know the
names of the persons to whom they
were addressed. The messages were In
code and Spear said he could not trans
late them. Cross, he testified, called
perhaps twenty-five times and saw the
Witness then told how Clyde B. Am
brose and Klrt W. Debelle, agents of
the Department of Justice, arranged
with him for the placing of a bet with
Jimmy Cullinane. Ambrose and Debelle.
who were "known to Spear at that time
under assumed names, said they had a
"good thing" coming before lorig and
that they wanted to know some re
liable bookmaker, whom they could
be sure would pay them If they won.
Spear said he communicated this In
formation to Cross, who told him to
take the bets and he (Cross) would see
thev were tilaced with reliable book
makers. A few days later Debelle gave
him $20 and wrote the name of a horse
on a slip of paper. Spear said he put
these In an envelope. Debelle tola him
the "good thing" was coming off that
Witness asserted that he communi
cated this information to inspector
Cross, who was In front of the hotel.
and showed him the envelope contain
ing the $20 and the name of tne norse,
afrr h had written "Cullinane" on
It. Ten minutes later, he asserted, Cul
linane called and got the bet.
The. next thine that happened," said
Spear, "was when some one came up
and asked me my Initials and then I
was told I was under arrest.
W. B. Bryan to Talk.
Wllhelmus B. Bryan will make the
principal address before the Columbia
Historical Society at Its next meeting
to be held at the Octagon building, next
1100 New York Avenue,
Can teach you by approved rap
Pitman & Gregg StenogTaphy
Tooch and Sight Typewriting
BaslneM and C1H Service Courses.
Beginner and Sped Claate.
Enter any time. Individual In
struction. Day sessions. 9-4. Even
Buperlor nttlv teachers
Trial leuon (re.
Tfce Beat Method
Day Eienlns 3esrto
.t School or lltjldeac.
ClXMitm and Prtvat.
r.t Hth ST N. W PFONX MAIN MI.
Brancher In oer SOO leadinf cltle In Amer
ica. Europe and Africa. Pupils traellne mar
transfer the a!ue or their Itavons from one
cliy to another without additional cot.
NEW CLASSES CONSTANTLY fOIIMI.NO.
WOOD'S Commercial School
811 East Capitol Street
School of Grege Shorthand and Touch
School of Bookkeplnc. School of Civil
School of Encllsb Branches
Twenty-re enth ear. Free Catalogue
TELEPHONE LINCOLN JS.
Court F. Wood, LLM., Principal
t olce Placing
Mr. Emily Freeh Barnes,
1U UTH ST. N. E. PHONE L. 17. -
,i QUALIFIED ladjr artist, outdoor figure and
' landscape clan: Washington and environs;
Anril May. June. Mc lesson, July. August,
Classic Shore. Virginia. Miss Mary Erolllle
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RUPPERT HOME TO
Ladies' Aid Society of Institute for Aged and Infirm Will Plan
Anniversary Exercise at Next Meeting News
of Anacostia People.
WASHINGTON TIMES BUREAU.
ANACOSTIA. D. C. APRIL 13.
Th eleventh anniversary of the open
ing of the Christian and Elenora Rup
pert Home for the Aged and Infirm will
he relehrated soon. The Ladles' Aid So
ciety, composed of Washington women.
of which Mrs. Leopoiaina actus is tne
president, will adhere to Its custom of
hnvlnsr the home thrown open lor tne
Inspection of the public and of holding
nnrritn for the inmates and the guests
to commemorate its founding. There will
be a meeting of the society early next
month at the Institution to make ar
rangements for the celebration.
The Minnesota Avenue Improvement
Association will meet Tuesdiy evening
at the residence of John T. Herbert,
512 Good Hope road. Dr. George C.
Havenner will outline the plans ror a
celebration when the new pumping sta
tion Is completed at Eighteenth street
and Minnesota avenue.
Mrs. Catherine Loeffler, of Washing
ton, who. with a committee of women
representing the Sewing Society of the
German Orphan Asylum, has arranged
for a benefit performance by the Colum
bia Players at the Columbia Theater on
Wednesday night, has been successful
In interesting the friends of the or
phanage In the benefit and they have
promised to assist the home by attend
ing the play on that night.
Thirty-six prizes were distributed by
the Dorcas Society, the members of
which are young women associated with
the Esther Memorial P. E. Church, at a
progressive five hundred party at the
home of Mrs. Robert E. Cook, Bellevue,
on Friday evening last John Russell,
of Washington, won the first prize for
men and Mrs. Samuel M. Flllius, of
Congress Heights, the first prize for
William A. Snell has been elected
delegate and Alexander Davidson alter
nate to represent the Garden Memorial
Presbyterian Church at the spring meet
ing of the presbytery of Washington
The silver cigar lighter which was
taken away by the robber who entered
the home of Dr. V. S. iHowser, 1616
Minnesota avenue, and which was stolen
when the physician's clothes were taken
away by the thief, has been found In aj
Aa1I Atxait a n-kavit Via rXIImari(a paba '
GOES TO PROVING
The Rev. Frank B. Cowell, for
Five Years in Montgomery
ROCKVILLE. Md. April 13. The Rev.
Frank B. Cowell, pastor for the last five
years of the Baptist Churches at Barnes
vllle. Travilah. Cedar Grove, and Ger
mantown. this county, has accepted a
call to the pastorate of the Shawomet
Baptist Church, at Providence. K. I., and
has tendered his resignations as pastor
of the churches In this county to take
effect June 1.
The county commissioners have ad
judged William C. O'Neale, of Halplne,
this county, to be of unsound mind, and
have committeed him to Springfield
Miss Edna Spicer, of Nichols avenue,
Congrers Heights, has gone with Mrs.
Charles Lambert to the latter" s home
In Elizabethton. X. J. Mrs. Lambert
has been visiting Mrs. Robert E. Cook,
Capt Wallace B. Smith, retired of
ficer of the Fire Department. Is con
fined to his home in Congress Heights
In a critical condition.
Canal Will Never Pay
Congressman Walter L. Hensley of
Missouri who was one of the official
party which recently inspected the
Panama canal, stated In an address be
fore the Missouri Society last night at
Rauscher's. that it would be several
years before the canal pays even Its
operating cost- Thereafter, he said, it
might render a small amount of Interest,
but It would never repay the Govern
ment for its cost.
Mr. Hensley calculated that the canal
would cost 1500,000.000 before completion.
According to his prediction It would not
be opened before October. The success
of the undertaking, Mr. Hensley attrib
uted to the health officers who stamped
out disease which would have caused
Civil Sundry Bill
Needs No Report
It has been decided that it wilt be
unnecessary to reorganize the Ap
propriations Commltec of the House
at this time In order to put through
the sundry civil bill, one of the an
nual budgets which failed in the
congestion at the close of the past
eeseicn. The sundry civil budget will
be reintroduced and passed Tij- the
House by special rule and the Appro
priations Committee will not be nam
ed until fifty other standing com
mittees of the House are appointed.
There Is precedent for pausing; a
bill of this character without actual
report fro mcommlttee. In the Fifty
fifth Congress the sundry civil bill
failed In the closing hours of the
session and it was repassed at the be-
? Inning of the next session without
ormal report from the Appropria
Prof. Earle B. Wood, county superin
tendent of public -schols, will represent
Maryland at the Conference for Educa
tion in the South, which convenes In
Richmond, Va., Tuesday.
A license to marry has been issued to
Ell Tucker and Mrs. Mary Lucretla
Tucker, both of Ednor.
At an open meeting of the Rockvllle
Woman's Club, held in the club rooms
here Friday evening, Folger McKenzle,
of Baltimore, known as the "Bentztown
Bard," was the guest of honor. He
read a number of his poems and gave
an interesting talk about his work as
Edward E. Allen, of Jefferson county.
W. Va., has bought the Frederick A.
Poole farm of MOO acres, near Pooles
vllie. for $27,500.
Congressman David J. Lewis has rec
ommended the appointment of Samuel
D. Waters as postmaster at Silver
Spring, this county, to succeed Frank
Miss Lillte Ball, of Baltimore. Is vis
iting Mrs. Otis M. Linthlcum here.
The Rev, and Mrs. Oscar W. Hender
son spent the week visiting relatives in
The monument to the Confederate
dead of Montgomery county, which will
occupy a site In front of the Rockvllle
courthouse, will be unveiled June 3.
The committee in charge Includes
George R. Rice, Francis S. Kllgour, El
gar L. Tachlffely, John W. Hollanv.
Benjamin Canby, Mrs. John Jones, Mrs.
William H. Talbott, Miss Margaret
Fields, and Miss May Sellman.
CoL Spencer C. Jones, of Rockvllle,
commander of Ridgely Brown Camp,
will preside. The monument is being
made by a Washington firm, at a cost
of $3,600. It will be a bronze figure of
a young cavalryman.
Hyattsville Voters to Meet April
21 to Nominate Candidates
to Head Municipality.
HYATTSVILLE, Md.. April 13. A
general convention of the voters of the
town will be held Monday, April 21. to
nominate candidates for mayor. Imme
diately after the mayoralty nominations
separate conventions of the voters of
each ward will be held. Mayor H. W.
Shepherd seeks re-election. No pro
ndunced candidates have come out
openly against him, although there Is
strong opposition to his stand in regard
to automobllci speeding through the
John C. Brooke, a young Washlnston
attorney, hac announced his candidacy
for councilman In the Second ward .
George M. McFarland has nnnounced hi3
candidacy for the council In the Third
ward, while in the First ward It Is al
most certain that the friends of Howard
D. Orr will announce his candidacy.
Edward Kcegin. a stenographer and
court official, has considerable opposition
in the Third ward, because he Is a new
comer. The friends of J. H. Wilson are
urging him to run for mayor, as are
the friends of Fire Chief Edward Devlin.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the town authorities for the construction
of an eight-Inch terra cotta sewer In
George P. Hlckey, son of Judge John
F. Hlckey, haa announced himself a can
didate for the office of register of wills
of Prince George county.
Senior Prom Wednesday.
The senior prom of the senior classes
of Georgtown University will be held
at the Willard Wednesday evening.
Dinner will be served in the main dln
m "room and dancinc -will 1 begin at 9
o'clock. It Is expected that 1.000 per
sons will be present.
J 3.00 Mexican
We Close Every Day at 6 o'Clock
ESTABLISHED IN 1860.
aBHHM ar.V M Y
Mary T. Goldman'
Gray Hair Ileatorer
cr In mild, health
ful manrwr in from
j n Jttkm Vntlnt.
Trade Mark Registered iy different from
effect is permanent. Does not wash off
nor look unnatural. Haa no sllmnt.
so lt'a neither atlcky nor greasy-It a as
pure and clean aa water.
Dcn't experiment use what thousands or
others have found safe and eatlsfictory.
Generous free sample asd corals sent for
five 2c stamps to cover postage and pack
ing. Mention original color of hair.
Mary T. Goldman, Goldman
Building. St. Tanl. Minn.
OPEN 8 A.M.
W. B. MOSES & SONS
CLOSE 6 P. M.
Fireless Cookers Refrigerators
Perfection In Both Now Attained
On Thursday next, April 17, at 10 a. m. we will begin demonstrations here by the Inventor hirruelf of the newest
types of Refrigerators and Fireless Cookers.
These new inventions have solved many scientific problems and placed within the reach of almost any family the most
wonderful labor-saving and money-saving articles of household economy ever placed on the market.
If you are interested in home economy, comfort, and sanitation, come to these demonstrations. F. V. Detwiler, the
genius who invented them, will conduct the demonstrations in person.
Beautiful Summer Furniture Reduced
Art, Reed and Willowcraf t Chairs.
Rookers and Settees
WE were unfortunate in 'having some of our porch
goods spoiled by water. They are strong, durable
and handsome pieces; but are not quite like fresh
stock, and we have priced them away below cost.
In addition to these slightly defective pieces we have
added all summer goods left over from last season in order
to make quick clearance.
Guaranteed Brass Beds
Splendid Stock to Select From
Many Unprecedented Bargains Offered
Full size bed heavy and strong as one shown in cut
but more ornamental, with all round posts, bars and rods
and bars across headboard and footboard under top-rails.
See this elegant bed set up. Many other bargains in Brass
Beds that need no polishing.
Wall lili pfffflil
This $55.00 (tQQ QQ
Brass Bed $0OO0
If 1 lift
Another largi purchase of fine household linens
50 pairs Fine Linen Hemstitched Sheets; 90x96. tfj A AA
Were $6.00. Now, pair vp4-.UU
10 dozen Bureau Scarfs, hemstitched edge, cut-out CAp
designs in centers; size 18x54. Each DJt
60 pieces AH-pure-linen Crash; red and blue border. 1 A
Was 15c. Now, yard Ivt
70 pieces Fine Quality All-pure-linen Glass Tow- 10 If
eling. Was 18c. Now, yard 1TC
90 pairs Fine Hemstitched All-pure-linen fljQ PA
Sheets; 72x96. Were $5.. Now, pair $J.DJ
enables us to make lheie concessions:
30 dozen Large and Heavy Bath Mats, in pink, blue, P A
green. Each JUV'
20 dozen Pillow Shams, hemstitched edge, cut-out PA.
designs and drawn-thread centers. Each Jvrw
70 dozen Scalloped Drawn-work Center Doilies
6-inch. Were 50c. Now 35c dozen
9-inch. Were $1.00. Now 65c dozen
1 2-inch. Were $ 1 .25. Now 95c dozen.
30 dozen Extra Large and Heavy Double-thread Turkish
Bath Towels, red and blue border; best value in the mar- OC
kets. Each tJy"
W. B. Moses & Sons
F and Eleventh Sts.
Did It Ever Occur to You?
When answering an advertisement that hadn't the true ring in it, that the goods you expected
to purchase were not on sale, or had just been sold out. We will always treat you Fair and
Square. If you are pleased, tell your friends; if not, tell us, so you'll
be mote than satisfied.
Tomorrow We Begin On Second Manvfacturer's Ovtiet Sab
Women's and Misses' Coat Suits )
Black, navy, all newest spring shades. Every desirable style; all sizes.
2,387 SuiU for Women and Misses in a 3-Day Special Sale
If you haven't entire sale price, a deposit of S5.00 will reserve your suit
AT I AT I AT
Misses' Junior Size
Women's and Misses'
the greatest crowds m
Women's and Misses'
Women's and Misses'
We need not tell you that this sale will bring
the' history of our business.
Women's and Misses'
Saks Worth $7,
$65, $60, $$5, $50
35c Printed Silk and
Cotton Waistings, Yd.
I and black, tl.39 value. Special.
Just 57 pieces In the lot a fine
quality. 27 Inches wide. A vry
beautiful fabric for waists, dresses,
and men's shirts. White ground,
with stripes and figures of pink,
blue, hello, brown, gray, Copen
hagen, navy, and black and
white. Choice tomorrow at, 1Q
Wash Goods Section 8th Street
French Printed Voiles, 15c Yd.
38 inches wide: a fine mercerized
quality: white and tinted grounds;
in a large variety of pretty Jouy
designs and bordered effects; 1 Ty
in all color combinations.. XfJV
29c Colored Ramie Suiting, a
This fabric you must have for
the stylish skirt, suit, or dress; 34
inches wide; a fine yarn, mercer
ized material, in light blue. pink,
tan. Copenhagen, linen, rose, delft
blue, brown, navy, russet, cream,
and black and white. To- IQ.
morrow at. yard -lUC
36-inch Ratine, 50c Yard
In light blue, pink. tan. deft, and
Copenhagen blues, and white. Fine
grade and weight for skirts,
one and two-piece suits, and EA.
Values up to 11.00.
Only SO dozen in the lot; m4
of excellent quality Percale, in
light and dark shades. Any num
ber of pretty styles. High aa4
low necks; long and three-qnartsr
sleeves: all sizes; 34 to 44. Thar
is a few Included In the lot mad
of fine quality Figured Lawns. Tha
values are up to 81. Special TQj
for tomorrow's sale......... IJFv
Bargain Tables Main Aisle.
Another Big Silk Sale Tomorrow
40-inch $2.25 Crepe Meteor for $1.79
The season's most desirable fabric all-pure -silk, crepe de chine on one side, with a beautiful, soft. atlny
finish on the other. We h:.ve a complete rane of all the most desirable and sc&rce shades for both street ana
evening wear. Among them are shades of Nell Rose. American Beauty. Copper. Mustard.' Terra Cotta. Gold.
Yellow. Maize. Pink. Light Blue. Kind's Blue. Copenhagen. Navy. Light Gray, Medium Gray, Taupe. Hello. Em
erald. Burgundy. Brown. White, Ivory, Cream, and Black. $2.2a value- Special for 81.79.
$2.00 40-in. All Silk Charmeuse, $1.50
Very soft and clingy: perfect, and a "beautiful dull
satin finish; In all the new sprinjr shades."!: CJA
J2.00 value. Special 3M..OV
36-in. $1.39 Charmeusine for $1.00
All pure silk; strong, highly lustrous finish, and very
durable: all new and desirable shades: light blue, pink,
American beauty: medium gray, hello, wistaria, navy.
Copenhagen, brown, white, cream, ivory. P"I ft1
..... .V.S.SVJ V
19-2 3 -in. 59c Fancy Stic for 39c
A variety of weaves and styles, among them axe
striped and check chiffon taffetas, striped messellne,
Persian messallne: small figures and dots of all OQ-
sizes in foulards. 59c value- Special 07V
$1.00 26-in. Fancy Stripe Chiffon Taffeta, 75c
Absolutely all pure silk, pure dye. with a soft aid
lustrous chiffon 'finish In a great variety of different
width stripes, in both light and dark grounds: suitable
for separate waists or full dress pattern. 11.00 nc
value. Special itV
$1.39 Scrim Bash Curtains
Edged with neat lace: wide hem
stitching; 3b yards long: white
and cream, a very durable hang
ing that will launder well. QQa
For Monday, the pair Ov
2.00 Tamatlve Summer Curtains
An entirely novel and new effect
is introduced In this hanging by
having the upper portion plaid In
stead of cross-stripe; wide bor
ders, as usual. Colors are light
and dark green, brown, green, and
red: neatly fringed. The
25c and 20c High Art Cathedral
Scrim A large showing of de
signs, both bordered and all-over
effects. Colors are green, red.
blue. rose. pink, and lavender: woll
printed and most attractive - C
The yard lOK,
Another Wonderful Sale of
DRESS LINENS, Cftr
59c to 75c Kinds, a yard JJ
Many lots make our uniform price 50c yard. In the lot are 48
inch French Ramie, white and colored; 36-inch Natural Linens, in
light, medium, and heavy weights; 36-inch Ramieand French linens,
all colors; 36-inch Ramie, in black grounds, with white stripes,
white grounds with black stripes, and gray grounds with black
stripes, Aberdeen checks, plain Irish and French Linens, Heavy
Crashes, in natural, white, and black. Your choice, PA
Dress Linen Dept Eighth Street Annex.
$1.25 and $1.39 Silk and
Wool Poplins and Crepes
We place on sale tomorrow one hundred pieces of the scarce and much wanted Silk and Wool Foplia t
and Silk and Wool Crepe; both are made with a warp or tne nne3t classical Italian siik inreaas ana a nuing oi
the purest Australian wool; they are soft and clinging and will drape nicely. Colors are cream, white, nell
rose, green, navy, marine, allce, Copenhagen, seal, goiaen Drown, gray, taupe, canary, om rose, javenuer. wis
taria, red, pink, black, mode, royal purple, baby blue, reseda. Only a limited yardage of some AOT
colore. u .iuuiii.
Your unrestricted choice of these 51.25 and 11.39 Silk and Wool Poplins
and Crepes for, per yard.
NEW WHITE GOODS
50c White Imported Russian Cord OQ
and Pique, Tomorrow, yard w57C
76 pieces of the test quality Mencneii Ktisslan Cords and olvct
Pr.lsl' Piques In narrow medium, and whir uelts. There are the wanted
materials for skirts, imp nml two pice suits. These arc tl-e cr-itcHt
xalnes ever offered Kicry rtc1 Riiarjntcci! to lw nrnt-class iner- 9Qtf
rhanrtlse Tomorrow, v. hll tlie last, at vkkI
-Eighth Street Annex.
19c White English Repp
White Goods Bargain Table-
29c White English Shirting, 19c
J2 inches wide, nne jrade. with
mercerized stripes anil checks, in
IS neat styles to select from for
lien's Phlrte. Pajamas. Women's
and Children's Waists and Drcscs
While this lot lasts, a 1 Qi
yard .. ., U''
$3.00 English Longcloth,
45 inches wide, soft chamois
finish, for 'vomen's and children's
wear. 12 yards lo the piece.
35c White Mercerized Batiste,
Th s Ilatlste Is rull " inches
wide, and tupcrlor quality, villi u
permanent S'lk nni.sh. and Just the
mitt rial for pretty waists and
drceSPB. alro for children's wea
You can't have too many for the
snrlnsr and summer. Buy them
now w hlle you can gat the 1 Q,
35c quality for
;S inches wide. hcav welK'nt,
soft finish. for skirts, suits.
nirfis. uniforms, and
children's wear, yard .
$1.00 White 40-inch Nub
Voile, 75c Yard
M.ule In France- nub effect, the
vcr popular white fabric for
waiMk and dresses.
75c White Embroidered French
;S inches wide; small dot rfln
A yrd tJUC
$1.25 English Longcloth,
3G inches wldi. scfi chamois fin
ish for u omen's .tnd children's
wear. 12 varus each. Tomorrow
(Monday) only at j- tfi
25c Cluny Lace,
Jun received a food assortment
of Cluny -Lace and Insertions, in
all desirable widths and patterns.
K-tttptlonal value 25c yard. Ifu
Special, yard Avv
All-over Bulgarian Lac. IS
incite wide. In very neat patterns:
beautiful colors and entirely new;
so stylish for .yokes. Q1 AA
Worth J1.50. Special OJUUv
All-over Silk Embroidered Net.
in r.U light shade?, in this assort
ment you will find All-over Shad
ow Lace In neat designs, and price
up to Jl.5 yard. Now. AKe
Shadow Net. 36 Inches wide. In
white and cream: small patterns,
so desirable for making- waists.
Sold regularly for 89c yard. CA..
Special, yard DUC
$12 China and Jap Mattinf s,
q on for 40-
PV.Z)J yard Roll
$12.00 China and Jap Matting X
Isige showing of US-warp China
and l0-warp nne Jap: small
checks, neat stripes, plain white,
as well as large carpet pitterns;
red. blues, greens, and browns.
Theee are all contract goods, prop
erly made and finished. ffQ QA
For Monday, the roll UWmAJ
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