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Destroyers Also Furnish i.1?; ';.
I Thrills for Sailors.
Machinists and Electricians Form
Basis of Crews.
The two typo of nvy craft which
fcre absorbing popular attention im
the submarines and thefr terrible
missiles aped from ambuah and tha
tnoit potent foa of thii type, the des
troy era:
"Stripped bulla slinking through
tne gloom.
Half guessed and gone again."
And now that our own deatroyera
hare Joined those of our allies It la
more than likely that much dramatic
history, which will have Its own deep
Interest for us, will soon be rapidly
written on or about tha watera of
the North Sea and those of the Eng
lish Channel.
Tha following story Is an adven
ture of a submarine "somewhere In
salt water." The vessel, which was at
sea, picked up the smoke of enemy
vessels on the horizon at 9 o'clock
and at once headed for them. When
(be bad approached to a suitable dis
tance the submarine dived and, by
mesne of her periscope, soon was able
to see that the enemy vessels com
prised a squadron of ten ships of the
line and torpedo boata. To prevent
the enemy seeing the periscope the
commander of the aubmarlne decided
to steer to the port aide of the squad
ron, where he would be between the
enemy and the light.
Deeldea on Frontal Attack.
At the aame time, knowing the
enemy torpedo boata train special ex
plosive contrivances for the destruc
tion of submarines, the commander
decided to make a frontal attack on
the squadron and ateered a corre
sponding course. Keeping ber peri
scope above water, the submarine
approached the torpedo boat leading
the right column and passed at Its
port side at a distance of between
forty-five and sixty yards, atlU keep
ing her periscope six Inches above
water. The torpedo boat either did
not perceive the submarine or per
ceived ber too late, for It stood on
Its course.
Wishing to operate outside the Una
of torpedo boats, the submarine drew
to the left, under the prow of the
second torpedo boat, and in order to
avoid a collision sank to a depth of
fifty feet. At this depth the crew
of the submarine dlstlnctlly beard the
noise made by tha acrewa of the war-
.ki. A. it.nth nf thlrtv five feet'
?"" ? .r:". TLW-Vii-i bead on
to sight on her starboard beam the
ram of the leading warship, which
vas cutting across the course of the
submarine at a distance of not more
than sixty yards.
The commander ordered the sub
marine to dive, but before the ves
sel could submerge there came a
terrible crash, tha submarine reeling
from tha shock until she had been
forced on her beam ends and In that
position she was held aa the long
keel of the warship scraped along ber
side. The collision broke every elec
tric bulb, plunging the submarine in
utter darkness, and as the vessel
went over on her side the crew were
burled from their feet and dashed
against the side with a violence that
stunned many Into unconsciousness.
Cleared At Last.
The keel of the battleship at last
scraped clear of the submarine and
the stricken vessel alowly righted.
Then the commander, groping in the
blackness for his diving gear, Degan
to submerge the vessel to a greater
depth. Suddenly came a loud explos
ion, -one that caused the commander
to suppose that the shell of the sub
marine, having been damaged by the
collision, could not stand the pres
sure of the water and was collapsing.
He therefore rose to sixty feet, but
the sound of the approaching .screw
of a large vessel compelled him to
dive again to depth of eighty feet.
Repeated attempts to rise were In
vain, because each time the subma
rlne rose to fifty feet they heard the
screws of the battleships and torpe
do boats of the enemy squadron,
which had broken line and were cruis
ing backward and forward search
Ins; for the submarine.
It was found thst the perlcope had
been wreck! and It was dlcovered
that the submarine was taking in
water so fast as to lose her buoyant y.
To blow out the supplementary tank
would ineltablv disclose her pres
ence, but there was no other resource
and the order was given Fortunate
ly for the submarine the darkness and
the much churning of the water by
propellers hid the uprush of air and
Its bubbles, anu toward midnight the
eubmerslble roe to the surface, ex-
pedo tactics, until the vessels
back Into port the next morning
When the civilian volunteers went
on their batlleshlp cruise Lieut. F H.
Roberts one day told them about
service with the destroyers, a lee'ure
delivered upon the quarterdeck of
the battleship Rhode Island, and
ered today, would carry
"No special attempt," he told the
volunteers, "Is made In selecting the
men to serve In torpedo craft wheth
er they be fat men or lean men, short
men or tall men. The character and
spirit is developed by association after
their arrival. Aa a rule they are old
er than the men (or bojs) on the bat
Sent to tke Philippines.
A flotilla of destroyers was dispatch
ed from the Atlantic coast to the rhll
ippines via San Juan, the Azores, the
Mediterranean, the Suez canal, Indian
Ocean, and the West Indies. It so
happened that on one of these destroy
ers the commanding officer was a man
weighing 230 pounds. His two assist
ants, both then ensigns, each weighed
well over 200 pounds. Out of a half
dozen chief petty officers three of
them were heavyweights, and In the
rest of the crew were two others of
the ssme avoirdupois.
Upon arrival In the Philippines the
weather was hot and sultry, the sun
keeping the steel decks of the vessel
warm, adding another torment to the
lot of these Qod fearing men. Thje ves
sel's original allowance Hat had In
cluded one electric fan, so the com
mandlng officer aubmltted a requisi
tion requesting that a fan be furnish
ed for the wardroom and one in each
compartment In which the crew were
quartered, a total of five fans.
The request In due time reached
Washington and some three months
later waa returned disapproved, as
the bureau did not wish to add any
unnecessary weight to the essel for
fear of reducing Its speed. Nothing
daunted, the commanding officer re
turned the requisition with a state
ment thereon of the welghta of him
self, his two commissioned assistants
and other members of the crew and re
quested that one of these heavy
weights be transferred and that a
man weighing about ISO pounds be
sent in his place. The fana were
forthcoming and nobody was transfer
red. Since that time electric fans are
one of the few comforta found on
destroyers. New Tork Herald.
Reprisals Just. Says Hall Caine
Revenee Uoon Germany Not the Motive, But
Cruel Necessity Compels Use of
Her Methods.
Beaded Neck Chains, Earrings, and
Rings Part of Costume.
This season of 1917 is the
season of the belting reign. Belts cer
tainly reign supreme as the fad of
the moment, and the shops and waist
lines of the fair are simply flooded
with them, provided, of course, that
they are beaded. For a belt without a
these daya Is as flat
draught of malted brew is without the
Some of the beaded belts are flat
flat anyway These are th long, flat
girdles elaborately and sollSy beaded,
seventeen gayly colored designs, with
fringed ends of beads that are worn
with the loose, straight lined chemise
gowns. These are suggestive of and.
Indeed, many are fashioned by Indians
South, Central, and our own North
American tribes. Indian rope girdles
of beada with beaded tassellated ends
are aiso popular.
For wear outside of the new loose
silk coats and wraps are the oriental
and royal girdles of metal links, al
ternating with large beads, disks or
squares of Imitation Jade, crysophrase
and lapis lazuli, or with cameos, Chi
nese coins or Jet nail heads.
Loads Herself Wit Chains.
The more fantastic the color com
binations of these girdles, the more
elaborately chased and carved the
metal links, the more effective and
stunning they are. Almost all of
them finish with omnipresent tassel
In metal or beads.
Though she struggles to be free,
lovely woman still paradoxically
loada herself with chains. Not con
tent even with these besded chain
belta and girdles, she further shack
les herself by gsyly slipping her neck
into a rope or beads and metal links
that ape the metal girdles on a finer
scale An artistic one of slender
silver links broken here and there
with balls of blue lapis added Just
the right touch to a charming putty
toned gabardine trimmed In embroid
ered bits of lapis blue and putty
laeseis. worn the other day. Really
nowadays jour costume la not com
plete unless you wear one of the
metal girdles or neck chains, ear
rings, and finger ring whose beaded
I charms bring out the telling color
note of your gown
1 Behold, the evolution of the bead
certainly makes the busy B. From
bag to belt, from belt to bosom,
and from bosom to "bean" we have
lit. For now rvtry susgger bonnet
I has a bit of beading on It. Some of
' them are beaded to beat the band
i with hand, nf h.ari. .nrf ra. ttti-a
pecting to be shot to pieces at onre. r.,y BoMy on a ,,.,, orninl.nt of
out, serpen ra ay me airKnrM rna
found an opening- in the enemj line,
and, plrklngr her way through It. An
ally got clear after having been ub
tnerged tor more than Ave hour.
Tke Sporting- Chance.
Many stricture hedge about err
Ice In our own submarines. Thoae
who are accepted for this service
must be of the type who are wlllfng
to take a importing chance.
There Is no record of any plckners
front, back or nlde,
the beada v. Ill be moat
beads In
Run to Animal Effect.
The ornaments rather run to animal
effects, and beaded bunnies, birds,
felines, and fishes perch raklshly
abaft a bonnet. Chanticleer In gaudy
beadery Is a popular favorite, though
it Isn't necessarily a cocked hat$hat
sports this cocky design.
Beads of wood, beads of gla, and
or aliment due to the fense of being t beads of er knon composition.
connnea in a momanne ima i mn color, ana design adorn our headgear,
likely, however, to occur with men of and thus the bead craze may be said
the type Indicated. Members of a i to hae reached Its proper leel, for
submarine crew cannot tell, after the jou see whether on beer or bonneta
conning tower hatches close, whether jou can't keep a good bead down
the boat remains on the surface or It Is odd to pause In the midst of
goes down 200 feet, except by looking our beads and consider how all the
At the depth Indicator worm has a beaded bend In common,
The selection for this .service la , and how all the four corners of the
very clone Kveryone who certes in earth meet us on a fashionable foot
a aubmarlne must be a highly technU' ln or rather beading From China
cal and a highly trained man Every gather In a glory of beads, and
man mun either b a machinist or Indian and Turkey Jay further ones
an electrician, or a gunner's mate for at our fashionable shrine We sport
g-un' and torpedo work There must ' Indian beads from the thre Americas.
also be a radio operator. In case the u" nd Prarl from Italy and
esl carries wireless to account for the Impetus given
Now for a glimpse of destroyers ' wood,,n beads in our hat ornament-
"out on a h ch exDlos ve sDree " ""! ""."- ""? "'"
"These according to the official
report of the commander of the de- I
ctrojer division, "did their -usual
LONDON, June IB. The thought of
reprisals against Germany Is in the
air, not only among Englishmen but
Americans who are resident on this
side. The recent alleged German offi
cial murder of Mrs Katrlna Couch,
wife of the Rev. Jamea Couch, former
pastor of a Christian church in St.
Franclsville, III., who wrote anti
German letters to American friends,
stirs again the American feeling
against the Kaiser's government that
.originated with the torpedoing of the
Lueltanla, the Sussex, and the Gui-
When recently the Germans torped
oed a British hospital ship full of
wounded British the Government told
Germany If another torpedoing took
place sure reprisals would follow.
Soon another hospital ship was tor
pedoed, and aa a result an Anglo
French air raid followed on Frei
burg. I
The Archbishop of Canterbury and
many other bishops protested to the
House of Iords. Lord Mllner and
Lord Curzon defended the reprisal
air raids and an almost bitter contro
versy ensued
Demands Reprisals.
America will surely be confronted
with similar situations, so Hall Calne,
the famous novelist, writes In the fol
lowing sensational argument de
manding reprlsala as the only way of
curbing German frlghtfulness:
"The evidence la great that there
Is serious confusion of mind because
of much recent writing on both sides
and even In the House of Lords
speeches on tha subject of reprlsala
in war.
"The central argument of th. Arch
bishop of Canterbury and fellow
churchmen and othera In that, how
ever cowardly. Inhuman, unchristian
the enemy's acts equally cowardly.
Inhuman, and unchristian are our acts
of retalltatlon.
"But duea that follow? Consider
the parallel In civil law In relation to
crime. The murderer'a act Is phys
Ically undlstlngulshable from the law
punishing the murderer The act be
ing the same, tha difference lies In
the motives Inspiring the deed, but
the moral difference completely trans
figures the act and In the eyea of
civilized Christian men Justifies civil
Difference In Motives.
"The argument against reprisals
seems to confuse the objects of attack
and retaliation. The former may
originate in evil passions only, such
as greed and revenge and In the de
sire for conquest, while the latter,
however tragic In consequence, may
originate In the purest Impulses of
"Here, again, consider the position
of civil law. Why does the law hang
the murderer? For loss of life? To
strike a bajance betwei. drad and
living? To compel the criminal to
render the equivalent of hla uwn life
for the life destroyed? Indeed, no!
All such efforts would be Illogical, in
equitable, unprofitable, futile.
"The laws kill the murderers so
that men may not be murdered. In
like manner the object of reprisal In
war la to restrain the enemy from
offenses which in our view are cow
ardly. Inhuman, and unchristian.
Greed, lust, revenge, desire of con
quest are not inspiring motlvea of re
prlaal, therefore the moral respons!
bllltles are not the same In reply aa
in attack. It will be argued that
after the criminal committed the mur
der and escaped Justice w-e do not
think It right to seek to kill his wife
and his children.
"True, though It waa the root prln
clple of blood feud satisfying the
world's conscience for many centuries
Revenge of this sort was In the ab
sence of law a wild kind of Justlc
By taking such revenge men thought
they became even with their .-nemles
and Mohammed, who did much to put
down the blood feud, established a
money penalty on a guilty man's
tribe, thereby admitting the principle
of punishing the Innocent for the
Impossible Strike Balanre.
"Rut the essential fallacy of Mo
hammed'a teory of Justice lay in te
effort to secure an equivalent, which
waa really impossible. No money
recompenses the child for the loss of
its fater. The theory of one striking
a balance, whether in money or blood,
with crime Is false because It Is Im
practicable Also It Is morally wrong
and contrary to the higher precepts
of religion as the Chrlstlnn church
Implied when It established the rights
of the sanctuary The onlj Justice lay
Don't Let Wife
Die of Lockjaw
Warn her against cutting corns
because they can be
lifted out.
stunts They plunged and reared un
til you could see under th forwsrd
keels. They scooped up forecastles
full of water, shook It off like New
foundland dogs, snd they rolled fully
CO degrees The result waa that prac-
A lllage of French peasants for
j ears has plied their wooden bead
craft When their village was shelled
by the German guns the survivors fled
to Paris Here, knowing nothing else
save their Ufa work of fashioning
beads of wood, they returned to their
craft. They turned them out to be i
eagerly seised upon by the Parlslsn
modistes as Just the novelty they
Women wear high heels which
buckle up their toes and they suffer
terribly from corns Women then pro
ceed to trim these pests, seeking re
Her, but they hardly realize the ter
rlble danger from Infection, says a
Cincinnati authority
Corns can easily be lifted out with
the fingers If ou will get from any
drug store a quarter nf an ounce of a
drug called freezone This Is suf
flclent to remove every hard or Mift
corn or callus from one's feet You
simply apply a few drops direct upon
the tender, aching rorn The soreness
Is relieved at onre and soon the entire
corn, root and all, lifts out without
This Is a sticky substance which
dries in a moment It Just shrivels
up the corn without inflaming or even
irritating the surrounding tissue or
skin Cut this out and pin on your
wife's dresser Adtt
ticaiiy ail tne oattlesnip -OBservera'i reamed for Hence, as usual, the re,
died -an unnatural death Jong" before, py to all our presentday fads and
the problem began, and. remained- fancTsj. iha- war, meidamia, U again
field, at lewt to tax Interest to tor. J too answer.
In restraining the offender, making
mm repent-
"However wild the Justice It alms
after, that Is the principle of reprisal.
Also its Justification, nut. It will be
asked, because an enemy sinks a ship-
rui or helpless wounded are we jush
fled In bombing unfortified towns,
killing Innocent women and chl'dren"
The answer is hard and bitter In view
of the unmerited suffering It causes
The excuse depends unon the neces
slty of curbing brutality. If there Is
no law to punish the Inhumanity of
the enemy when he sinks hospital
ahlps. If every human Impulie Is sus
pended, If he Is a base, crafty coward,
It may be necessary, and. If necessary.
It la right to restrain him by what
ever meana of punishment lie within
our power to inflict.
"That such may Involve suffering
of the Innocent la a tragic sequel, but
tne surrerlng of the Innocent is in
evltable. In any case. It only opens
the question whether our own Inno
cent or the enemy's. Taking this view
I charge the opponents of reprisal,
however unwittingly they advocate
the policy, of leading to further
drowning of wounded men ar.d con
tinued suffering of women ana
Encouraging Crimea.
"Confusing thetr mind on the
question of responsibility, not seeing
that, where motives differ the acts
are not morally the same, they are
encouraging the criminal to continue
hla crimes. Thay argue against re
prisals, because wa cannot equal the
outrages of our enemy or compete
In cruelty. There Is ho need to com
pete in cruelty. Because a criminal
kills with the cowardly brutality of
a Jack the Ripper the law doer not
think it necessary to mutilate the
murderer's body.
"It was the moral necessity of re
prisal which brought America into
the war. If ever it becomes neces
sary for her. which God forbid, to
alnk merchant ships I think she Is
Justified It will never be necessary
for her to deliberately drown Bailors.
"The Archbishop of Canterbury
and his fellow-churchmen are prop
erly anxious that we of the allies
emerge from the war untarnished by
the foul crimes that stain the en
emy's name. But they do not at
that the whole principle of defensive
warfare must be founded on reprisals
"War Is a system; reprisal Is not
necessarily revenge, to restrain ana
deter the enemy, to make him repent
Is the first law of defense. The en
emy attacks us with bows and ar
rows, we repel with stronger ones:
he attacks us with rifles, we repel
with better: he attacks with shells,
we repel with bigger, he attacks us
with deadly gas, we repel with yet
"If defensive warfare Is right, this
Is right. Moral wrong Is with those
who begin Just war and with them
alone. Such at least Is my theory
of war, and on that theory reprisal
Is expressly Justified by the terras of
the Hague conference That this
theory of war may be unjustified un
der all conditions Is an open question.
Christians In every age have thought
It contrary to the teachings of Christ.
rmlosophera or all countrlea have
counted It among the grosstst. basest.
Inhumanest of fallacies. But the
archbishop. In common with the ma-
Ford owners can obtain
very attractive allowances
for their cars on Saxon Six
touring and two-passenger
four-cylinder roadsters due
to the necessity of our
securing Ford machines for
the Smith Form-A-Truck
attachments, of which we
are forty orders behind at
the present time.
Fill out the attached
blank and mail it to us.
I kav. a Ford ear model
year number of miles
run general condition
I might consider the purchase of
a Saxon if your allowance on my
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Jorlty of churchmen who do not be
long to either ciaas, thinks war may
ba right. Just, even holy, believes tha
present wan Chrlatian because It Is
waged to restrain the unchristian im
pulses of a barbaric enemy.
Jnstlfleatl.n at Reprlsala.
"Being ao, I ask him and all Ameri
cans thinking likewise to clear their
minds of confusion and recognize the
moral Justification of reprisal aa an
inevitable if unwelcome and painful
sequel of the doctrine of defensive
war, tha doctrine that our right and
our first duty must ba to restrain the
"To condemn altogether even de
fensive warfare on the ground of re
ligion or humanity may be logical,
even exalted, but to Justify war, con
demning natural If tragical develop
ments Is straining a gnat to swallow
a camel. It la no reply to aay that In
reprlsala we may be fighting those
not fighting us. Since David met tha
Philllstlne the fate of the non-combatant
has been In the hands of the
"It Is no answer to say that re
prisals are barbaric. All warfare Is
barbaric Aggressive warfare la bar
baric. Defensive barbaric warfare is a
necessity. In the absence of law ti
punish wrong all necessity Is right.
Reprisal is th essence of warfare and
must stand or fall with It."
Enpeck I'd Ilka to buy a nice, gen
tle driving horse.
Dealer I've got Just the horse you
want. He Is so quiet and gentle that
a woman can drive him.
Enpeck But I want one that I can
drive myself. la that the gentlest
you have?
"It ought to be a cool place to alt
near a group ot'enthuslaatlc linemen
at a baseball game."
"Why sor
"Because they're electric fana, you
know." Baltimore American.
Patriotism Before Badness,
Exhorts Roosevelt
Sixty Receive Their Sheepskins at
Eastern Exercises.
A new note waa sounded In an ad
dress before a high school graduating
elaaa last evening when Assistant
Secretary of the Navy Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Instead of propounding for
tho graduates tha customary business
axloma, implored tha sixty students
of the Eastern High School to devote
their time In doing patriotic dutlea
for their country.
The exercises were held in'the as
sembly hall of tha school. Girls pre
dominated In the graduating claas.
forty receiving diplomas.
Ernest H. Daniel, vice president of
tha Board of Education, presided at
the exercises. The Invocation was
offered by the Rev. J. Franklin Bryan,
pastor of the North Carolina Avenue
M. E. Church.
Medal To Gallahao.
Wilbur Andrawa Callahan, who, in
hla laat esr at Eastern was colonel
of the high school regiment, editor-in-chief
of tha Easterner, president
of th high school bank, captain of
th track team, and Wader of the
group winning th war gam contest.
was presented with th alumni medal
by Jamea W Berry
Margaret Ivnora Runbeek waa
awarded the prize for original work,
given hy Martin Blrnle Miss Run
beck contributed a series of literary
Carol H. Johnson was presented
with the medal donated by the
Daughters of 1812 for an essay on
"Th American Navy In th War of
Ulplamaa Presented.
Diplomas were presented by Mrs.
Margarita S. Gerry, of the Board of
Education. The exercises were closed
by Grace Vivian Michael, who d
llvered tha valedictory.
The honor atudenta ara:
Helen Pag Loundeniliger, Mar
garet Metseroth. Grace Vivian Mich
ael, Gertrude Anna Rassbach and
Rosemary Arnold, who received first
nonors, and Helen Harriet Powell and
Marlon Elpatia Reynolds, who war
given second honors.
Scholarship awarda were made aa
follows: Rosemary Arnold, third uni
versity scholarship. George Washing
ton University: Gertrude Anna Rass
bach. scholarship to National School
of Domestic Arts and Science.
Italy MJxe Saccharine and Produet
It 50 Cents Pound.
ROME, June 1ft. Sugar mixed with
saccharin Is now sold here at SO
cents a pound. The government pre
viously fixed th price for ordinary
granulated augar at -. centa a
pound, but, owing to the small stock
in Italy, saccharin baa been added
and the price raised.
It la atated that the nw grade of
sugar Is three times as sweet aa th
old on. Th government Issued a
decree providing for food cards, al
lotting so' much food per day to each
person, but it is doubtful If tha food
card system will ba ready before th
end of th war.
Demonstrator CoboH? Uah
Efltksiasn 0 Rirals.
Expert Says Vats Staid Be
Pruned and Carefully Trained.
On hundred and fifty gardens en
tered In Th Time garden contest
were Inspected by H. M. Conolly De
partment of Agriculture demonstra
tor and chief Judge of th contest,
this week.
"I have never seen such enthusiastic
contestants In mr life. declared Mr.
Coqolly today. "Of course, they can
not all win prizes, but th ones that
do carry away the awards, will htv"
to watch their step."
Mr. Conolly said ba bad never sees
a finer collection of gardens. H
advises all gardeners to par particu
lar attention to tomato plants.
"Now Is the tlm to begin train.-,
lng up your plants." Mr. Conolly
said. "Tomato plants allowed to
trail on th ground become diseased
and do not grow as rapidly aa tha
trained ones. In training tomatoes
only on or two stems should be al
lowed to grow. Sid shoots should
ba pinched off while they art small.
The flower clusters should b al
lowed to mature.
"In training the plants th small
vines should be tied to stakes drivea
In th ground every few days."
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Cisrt shoatni Intrcau in Daily Toll and Long DUtanc Mutatis
HIS chart shows graphically how the volume of out-of-town
telephone messages from Washington is increasing. The number
of messages is now double what it was a year ago.. The volume
of incoming messages to Washington is increasing in the same
way. . It has been possible to handle this increase only by large
additions to our operating force, a practical doubling of the
capacity of our toll and long distance switchboards, and the pro
vision of many additional wires between Washington and other
Still further additions' to the toll and long distance facilities
are being provided, the most important single feature being the
laying of additional cables between Washington and New York
at an estimate cost of one and a half million dollars.
While the average daily volume of out-of-town messages is
rapidly increasing, the fluctuations in the traffic from day to day
and hour to hour are becoming more marked than ever before.
This accounts, in large measure, for our inability to complete
long distance calls in the usual time on some especially busy days.
Every resource of this Company and of the whole Bell System
is being called upon in furnishing a prompt and effective long
distance service between Washington and other cities.
Your co-operation in the use of the service will help make it
most effective.
The Chesapeake and Potomac
. Telephone Company
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