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VOL. CXXXV-No. 236. ,
ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE FRIDAY,
Fcr this fectirfn?Fair tonight
and probably . tomorrow, mild
OCTOBER 3, 1919.
PRICE ONE CENT
Prosperity Has Followed In
All Lines of 1
HAS BRIGHT FUTURE
Big Things Ahead Is Prediction Made
-^-Wonderful Development Comes
With New Industries.
' Progress and prosperity have, gong
hend in r.iand in this city ouring the
past ' twelve mcntfhs awd the city
has an; unusually ibrigh/t future.
A'lexanduia ,is -rn'ore 'lijte another;
city/than it -was twelve month's ago.
Its nejw industries have attracted
thousands of strarcgeits .within her
gates. IThese nefw citizens have Cast
the<ir let with JAlexanti'ria. and will
mfckei this city their future home As
a result of the coming of -these in
dustries the (population of the city
has practically doubled.
>Alexandraa's population is now es
timated at more than 30,000, in
This city is .an ouit land out man
ufacturing cJty 'and those <in ia posi
tion to know ,predict that the com
ing year will see (greater prosperity
for Alexlandria than ever before
dre'am?*i of by her old citizens.
;W)t!hin the next mv^nth the .naval
torpedo assembly plan* erected by
the United States government at a
cost estimated at $5,000,000, will
be in. operation and this plant .will
'give employment to approximately
1,800 men, /m'ost of whom witl be
highly skilled mechanics.
flfie foiggtH (problem jiust now is
handling the greatly increased pop
ulation. ?he holing facilities are
at present somfawhat limbed but
there i's every indication that build
irig 'operations on a. large gcale will
take .place this spring. Inhere is no
tetter ,mveminent tfo be found }han
Jn buiMirg here.
Those having 'Houses for nent can
abWin tenant without trouble and
alK nnto<fei*n for'saie are
quickly disposed of. Therefore.
Alexandria, i's at present one pf ,tWe
bes>b' fieMs for tho^e- desiring to
bmM houses for investment ' pur
If! ? sufficient-number of houses are
built lit .twill mejan adding hundred1?
of additioriial' citizens to the city s
;<A!& will be seen in another ?sec
tion!-of *tlus paper" one cif Alexan
dria's principal industries is ship
bttildmi ?na;?h? Virginia Ship,
bViilding (Corporation bias .one W the
biggest shipyards in the country m
Alexandria. This concern recently
reorganized .it's working force and
Jg one I*>f - Alexandria's ; permanent
institutions with it* forge fbrce of
employees. - ? < - s
Merchants" of ' .Alexandria ha,ve
prospered ita. every litie. as a, result
of the general rejuvenation (tniat.
bas taken place in-this *city; Every.
?stjore ar.d we*y dvdUng* l)0*se V?.
occupied and business generally is
o>n the increase in all lines. New
business /houses are daily1 coming
I hero owing to the sp.l?rfdi<l fie^far
1 operations. 1 t ,
This, however,, dees; net detract
from the ibusriness of ithoae who
have (been in.-doing ,businesfc here
I for these Wany years for there is
[ an labundanKie of foushv&s for all. |
The merchants 'of Alexandria, are
live and u/p to :dfete;;and new 'stores
1 are ?t?Jig erected and .old ones re,
modeled and in <oider to meet 'the
lever increasing demands of business
Those desiring sites for manu
|. SPECIAL NOTICE
A special called meeting of Alex
landria Division No. 1. Ancient Or
lder of Hibernians, will be "heftd in
I the Lyceum lorrght .at 8:30 p. m.
1236-lp. ,M. J. McFarland, Secty.
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of -Ae late Gus A.
Scbenks, this is to notify all per
sons havm? .claims ^gainst estate
to present them, statement properly
certified for settlement. Al> persons
indebted to deceased will please set
Robert H. Cox.
285-10t. Sergeant Administrator
factoring' (purposes can secure .rto
better facilities than are to be found
The city [with its six railroads .and
five steam'er lines afford quick and
cheap access'. it?o all paitfs -of the
The Potomac River here 'has a
?softteienlfc depth for the big sea go
Henceforth, Alexandria will go
foirwVild im progress and prosperity
aiid Slhe prevailing prosperity is but
the beginning of a. new industrial
era for Alexandria which promises
even imore wonderful results
time goes on. , ?
BIG MEETING IN MANASSAS
?Manassas, Va., Oct. 3.?The one
hundred and fourth semi-annual ses
I saon of the Pied'm'ont Convocation was
held in Trinity Episcopal Church,
Manassas, on September 30th and
Oatober 1st. On the evening of Sep
tember 29th, at a special service, the
Rev. R. S. Lftsinger preached on the
subject, ''I have Fought a Good
Tuesday was given up to a ra'lly
day for the nation wide campaign.
The field secretary, the Rev. W. D.
Smith,, D. D., of Winchester, taking a
very active and helpful part. A boun
tiful luncheon was served most hospit
ably to everyone at the rectory. In
the evening the Rev. Mr. Brown,
of Haymarke't, preached in Trinity
Wecfnesdlay morning the mediations
of the quiet hour Avere given by the
Rev. K. J. Hammond, D. D., warning
against professionalism in the minis
try. Dean Pendleton celebrated the
Holy Ccavumunion, fcissisted by rec
tor, Rev. A. Stuart Gibson, and the
Rev. Mr. Graighill preached the con
In the afternoon the Rev. Wim. J.
Morton, rector of Chlrislt Church,
Alexandria, read an essay on the "Ef
fects of the War on Christianity"
which was followed by a discussion.
Tn' the evening'th? wivoe'ation h
a- missionary service with an ad'dres?
ok domestic missions by the Rev. W.
The neixt session will be hekl in
Leesfourg in April, 1920.
CONCERT LAST NIGHT
The concert -given by the West
minster 'orchestra last night for the
ber.cfijt^of .^he ?firj'mfn'asium was well
patronized arfd ?:reatly enjoyed. .In
the "nVusical -numbers the orchestra
was assisted-by Miss Healy, ./of
Washington, and the 'Misses-How
ard and .Grcnau land Stephen .Field,
this city. This '.orchestra expects to
put cm a series' *>f '.entertainments
this autumn tand ?winter.
Two Members of Police Force Quit
Pdliceirtan Raymond Grover has re
signed from the police force to ac
cept a position at the plant of the
Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation.
The resignation of Police Sergt.
Wilmer Scott bccame effective Octo
Station keeper J. Christopher Gill
is acting sergeant. It is expected that
the board of police commiussiioner will
ihorjtTy fill the two vacancies on the
Oair Dn>^en by Negro Strikes An
? <J|ther Near Chath?Jm.
'Danville, Va., Oct. 3.?Mrs. Nan
nine W. Jennings is at her Home
here suffering from severe injui'
ies Sustained near Chatham when,
wiith Ellis Slaughter, his wife and
two children, the automobile in
;whiich they were railing, was run
into by a car driven by a negro.
The negro, misjudging his ability
to pass another car, collided head
on with tfhe five pass en get car of
Mr, .Slaughter <and b'oth machines
were wrecked. Mi's. Jennings was
thrown against the> side of the car
and one of the small children was
cut 'by flying glass. All of the ne
groes were thrown out and ran off
through sbme woods, leaving an
aged (man bleeding profusely from
cuts about tihe face.
The negroes were returning from
a religious 'meeting. iMr's. Jennings
was put on ? passing car and
brought to Danville while the re
mainder of (the party came in on the
train. The car containing the col
ored -men was d-emolished and >Mr
Slaughter's machine was extensive
Advertisements of Many
Merchants in Thirty-Two
PROGRESS OF PAPER
Scon Gazette Hopes to be Able to In
crease Its Size From Six to Eight
The Gazette today presents its
readers ,with a thirty-two page pa
per in fcur sections of eight iparres
I The Gazotte feels justly proud of
I this edition inasmuch as it is 'the
largest ever put off its .-press.
? In this edition will rbe 'found the
.aovcirtisfments >c.f some of ,the lead
ing merchants cf the city. They
have taken spaec in unstinted
measure being well aware1 of 'the
value of the judicious use of .print
The averse 'merchant tcday 'real
izes that advertising is justt ?jS es
sential to business as food is to the
fcc'dy, hence the wise merchants are
advertising thereby, - increasing
The Gazette is glad ito say that
in order to meet the. demands for
increased sjface it has enlarged the
size of its /pte<per .from four to six
paiges 'and Ihcpcs seen to be able t,o
give its reader's an .eight pa'.re p'a
cr. Owing to the heavy demand
recently for advertising space it is
to be regrfltc'd that on certain days
some advertising. had *n be ,omiit
tcd. However, 'the Gazette, -as al
ready stated, hopes to ,be able to
meeS the dem-and for increased >
space shortly -with l larger edition
Jits advertisers' report unusual
business as result of their ,adver
tise-mm'ts, arrtl from practically ev
everv advertising bcth large and
small, comes tihe story of splendid
results for which we feel highly
The circulation cf the G'azt ftc
has, cf course, naturally increased
and during the past (tjwe!ve mouth's
its increase has 'been most satisfacc
,'tiory ,awd its circulation i? steadily
increasing.' There are. few 'homes
in "which the Gaaette jeloes riot jjo. In
-addition to entering practic:lly
every heme in the city the Gazette
also has a steadily"' increasing su
burban circulation and an increas
ing circitlatfon in the neiglhihorinip
ilf you, have (anyithing to sell or
want to buy anything tho Gazette
ads are. bound to bririfr results. Tlie
steady adve-.Vtifiers, as already sta
ted. arc dbt'aining splend?d results
and the wise merchants today are
usc'-ng 'the columns of this paper to
soli their Wares.
The eld timers who. used to say
"Advertising doesn't pay" should
Watch the progressive merchant?
vb'C spmd thousands of dollars an
nually in advertising and 'also -wat :li
the ir business grow as a result. "The
Gazette is ready a.t any time and
all times ,to .serve you in not only
the 'advertising lii^e but also in its
columns to <hclp: build a greater
Alexandria Duckpin Leaipuc Selects
The Alexandria Dutekpin Leairue
?organized last nipht for the coming
setison at a meeting held at the
RichWond Bowling Alleys. Six team's
ifave entered for the season of 1919
1920. Tlhe season will open October
Officers cboscn foll'ow: Maury
Gaines, president; R. A. Steele, vice
president'; H. B. Munday, secretary
treasurer; ,P. F. Gorman, Jr., official
adorer; M. Downey, official umpire.
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate cf the late Elizabeth
Taylor, this is to notify all persons
having claims against estate to
present them, statement properly
certified for settlement. All persons
indebted to deceased will please set
Robert H. Cox,
235-lOt. Sergeant Administrator.
WEDS RICH WIDOW
Rev. H. E. Bate he! lor MsArribs Mrs.
Mclrgsgret F. Green.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 3.?An
nouncement was made yesterday of
the marriage the Rev. Henry
Ewing Batchc'rt^, rector of Meade
Episcopal Church, South, Richmond,
formerly of Calvary Church, Sedal
ia, Mo., /and Mrs. Margaret Foster
Green, daughter of the la'te Captain
James W. Foster, of Loudoun coun
ty, one of Mosby's guerilla band,
and widow of ,T. Francis Green,
prominent Richmond business man,
who died suddenly several years
ago, leaviing an estate of a quarter
of a million dollars
Thp marriage, which was perform
ed by the Rev. Walter White Reid,
cf Tarrytown, N- Y.. si former class
mate of the groom at Union Teolog
ical Seminary, New York, was the
culmination of a romance dating
back to his college days 'when he l
and Mrs. Green were sweethearts I
j before her first marriage. Mr.
Batchdlcr entered the American
Red Crcs's during the war.
DEATH OF jGEOKGE AULD
Well KnWwn Rjcs.ydcnt of Fairfax
CVymty D*es a,t Ripe Old Age
George Auld, eighty-seven years
c*Ifl, a well-known farmer, dieVl
yesterday afternoon at his farm,
"South Green, Fairfax county
Mr. Auld was for many years
identifed with the affairs of Pair
fax County and of the State.
He was born March 20, 1832, in
Bothwell. Scotland. (
In I860 (he was elected by the
people as Commissioner of the Rev
enue of .Fairfax county and after
ward 'served as rcg:<=ter in Falls
Church .Distrct. He also- was school
trustee aiVcl commssioner of roads.
The deceased was elected super
visor fof the county and for 'a num
ber of years held the position of
chairman of the board, and he de
cMnrr] re-election in ]>!*?. He was
'superintendent of .Little River Turn
pike from Alexandria to Aldie 'in
Loudoun douirty, and one of the
regstrars appointed by the. Consti
tutional Convention to make a new
rejrisnation of vr.ters to correspond
with the requirements of the con
vention. He served the county of
Fairfax faithfully and ably in
every capacity, ami for forty-two
years held different offices. He
will be jjfrtatly.missed by a 'large
circle of relatives and friends.
His funeral (will take place at .* 3
o'cltck tcmcrraw afternoon from j
his ^te residence ~ * ?
HITS DERAILED CARS
P!?rMjylvar.t*;i Ex props ' Crashes Into
Freight Near PKiladdlphia
Philadelphia, Oct. 3.?The Metro
politan Express, on the .Pennsyl
vania Raih'c'ad, which 1'tft Chicago
Wednesday morning for New York,
was partially wrecked 19 miles
west of Philadelphia yesterday.
A wekfcbounld freight train of 100
cars was derailed on a sharp curve
arfd the Wreckage of 20 cars piled
high. In less than two minutes the
express crashed into it. Rain was
falling ;and there was a fog. Tlhe
engine man -saw 'the wreck too late
to avert disaster. Affer applying
the brakes? he and his fireman
jumped. Beth were hurt.
The engine, baggage car and -1
sleepers of the Metropolitan were
thrown off the track. The dining
car and four other sleepers re
mained on> the rails. No passenger
was injured, hut all received a se
vere shaking up.
Much delay to traffic ensued. The
passengers were taken to their des
tination by way of the Trenton
AUTO PARTIALLY DESTROYED
Fire of undetermined origin shortly
after 11 o'clock last night partially
destroyed a seven passenger touring
car in the public garage of Fred
Gravenstein on the west side of Wash
ington between King and Prince
streets. The car wa sdamaged to the
extent of about S700 it is stated. The
fire department responded and soon
subdued the blaze.
? ' i :i:?
CARD OF THANKS
I desire to extend my sincere
thanks for the kindness and sympathy
shown during the illness and at the
death of my daughter Mary M.
Sweeney and also for the beautiful
floral offerings sent.
236-1 p Mrs. J. T. Sweeney.
VERY SICK MI
Dr. Grayson Calls In Nerve
Specialist And Two
MUST KEEP TO HIS BED
Night Bulletin Says Absolute Rest is
Essential?Physician Admitted He
Washington, Oct. -3.?The Presi
dent is unimproved this morning, ac
C'.n'mg to infyrmutio.i from the
A second consolidation was held this
rooming between Dr. E. R. Stitt,
head of the Naval Medical School; Dr.
Sterling Ruffiner, Washington phy
sician and Dr. Cary T. Grayson.
Later a Statement was to be is
sued on the result of their consulta
President Wfll'sons condition early
today and during the night was such
that Dr. Grayson remained at the
Meanwhile there was no intimation
of amy change in President Wilson's
President Wilson is "a very sick
man" and "his condition is less fav
orable,' it was said by Dr. Gary T.
Grayson, the President's physician in
l statement issued at 10 o'clock last
night from the White House.
The following bulletin was issued
by Dr. Grayson:
"The President is a very sack man
Hrs condition is less favorable and
he has remained in bed throughout
bhe day. After consultation with Do.
F. X. Dercum, of Philadelphia; Drs
Sterling Ruffin and E. R. Stitt, of
Washington, all of whom aprreed as
to his condition, it was determine:!
tl.at absolute rest is essential foi
Dr. Grayson, it was learned, Wed
nesday decided to call in
Dr. Dercum. and during the week ha.1
yonsqited two naval doctors, Real
Admiral E. R. Stitt, head of the Na
vnj. Medical School, and Capt. Join
B. ;Dennis, director of the Naval Dis
pensary- in Washington. Djr.. Derail)
anuved from-Philadelphia ^.te'yester-;
Jay and went direct to the White
House, where he and Dr. Grayson
were -joined by Drs. Stitt and Ruffln!
/Uteri spending: some time; with . fchi?
President,' the four physicians dis
cussed the patient's condition, but de
parted without issuing any statement
After the consultation it developed
that the physician called in by Dr.
Grayson had agreed entirely with hiV
diagnosis of the President's ailment
and approved the course of treatment
decided upon by him.
The name of Dr. Dennis did not ap
pear in the bulletin Dr. Grayson gave
ou't test night, but he was said to havt
been at the White House during the
There was much speculation in thf
Capital as to the President's real con
dition and concern was generally tx
Dr. Grayson admitted frankly that
he was Worried.
His chief concern over the condi
tion of the President, he said, was
mainly due to the fact that the Presi
dent is more than (52 years old and hiu
been under a tremendous strain for
at least four years.
The President's blood pressure i.1
said to be normal but there is sonr
concern over the condition :-f hi;
arteries on account of his age and
the great strain to which he has been
Dr. Grayson said that the Presi
dents vitality was by no means ex
i hau'sted but that it had been drawr
upon to su-h an exter.'. as to need
repletion avl this could only be ac
complish'..: through complete rest and
gradual bidding up.
I <am now located at the pdell
: stand in the City Market, and pre
| pared to furnish my customers with
I fresh and curcd meats, also fruits,
vegetables, fresh eggs, spring
chickens, country sausage anti but
236-lp. J?- J- JV'ease.
POWER IN AN ATOM
Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 3.?Dis>
c'overy of a me'thcd of ui^ockinjr the
bcundOesis latent powc-r in the tiny
atom will be fostered by the $15,
000,000 endowment fund now being
raisdd by Harvard University. The
huge fund will make possible the
carrying: en of important experi
ments by noted scientists who are
members of the faculty and by
graduate students who are special
izing in problem's dealing with the
ultimate nature of matter. ;
Sir Oliver Lodge, noted British
I scientist, recently announced that
I the power locked up in a single
1 at'c'm, if harnessed, would be suffic
ient to raise the sunken Gei'man
fleet from Scapa Ffow and transport
it to;the highlands of Scotland. Har
vard scientists indorse Sir Oliver's
^t'artlir.ig statement and .believe that
ultimately ia way will be discovered
?to use tihe hulk!en power in the atom.
Faculty members in the physics,
department point out that the utili
sation of such limitless power in
the tiny atom would be no mon.
stattling to the people of today thar.
?tlie utilization of the ether to carrj
wireless message* was to the people
of a decade ago.
LABOR MEN URGE TRUCE
Industrial Peace League Asked Ir
Petition to Gompers
New York, Oct. 3.?Immediate crea
bion of a league for industrial pcac
with a supreme council similar to tha'
?reated by the league of nations, t
which all industrial labor dispute
may be referred for hearing and de
zisien, ami which may be clothed with
power to enforce its decisions, was re
commended in a petition sent yester
lay to Samuel Gompers, president or
the American Federation of Labor
by the League of American Federa
tion of Labor Members for Partner
ship and Industrial Democracy. Th
league includes representatives of 2."
mions affiliated with the Amerlcar
Federation of Labor.
One of the most striking proposal
s that organized labor join with capi
at in establishing a system of slidin:
wage scales based on a standard cos'
>f living, together with participatio:
?y labor in profits and the settk
'iicnt of minor differences thrr.ng
The petition sets forth that the na
:ion is threatened with a general rail
*oad strike, "which wiild, if finall;
called, precipitate ruinous warfar
snd untold misery cn a.!l the peopl
~.ot en'.y of the United States btfi c"
he whole worldl/" and that "it i;
he bou.'rden duty of the best inf4u
?nee ar,d best/-thought thp^Amer:
can labor mavemer.'t co prevent at a'
hazards such a calamity as a genera"
?Vmerican railway strike, no matte
how grave the provocation may be."
Chairman of Steel Workers' Commit
tee Says Gary is an Autocrat
John Fit/.patrick, chairman of the
s'eel workers committee mafic the
following comment yesterday on tin
strike and on Judge Gary's testimony
before the Senate investigating com
"Judge Gary has lugged in the oner
>hop which is not the issue. The is
sue is that a conference is south'
whereby the grievances of the wcrk
<.>rs may he presented.
"Judge Gary says there is nothin;
to arbitrate. Judge Gary is an auto
'.?rat and a tyrant.
"Judge Gary says that the men ar<
being treated fairly and that the
working and living conditions in th<
steel industry are good. I suggest
that Judge Gary take his wife and v.
lown into the homes of the worker*
and see the hovels with their degrada
tion and misery. Then his eyes wi'l"
Taking his statements ns he makes
them, I think it is criminal for a mar
to show so little knowledge of the ac
tual conditions. The men from whoir
?Judge Gary gbtains his informatior
have misinformed him. They toF
him there would be no strike; said
there couldn't be a strike.
"The strike is in a first class condi
tion. More mills are going down and
more men are going out."
Norfolk salt water Oysters and
Hampton Bar clams Jackb Brill,
foot of King Street., 227-trf
Advertise your wants in the Ga
iette Want. Column
611? TOLD IN BRIEF
A new felt roof is being ,put ?on
the country end of the city market
building. , ,
Mrs. E. J. JVIurphy and son, of
Chicago, are visiting Mi's. H. A.
Stewart. in North Payne street.
s Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Barn eft and
son, William H. accompanied by Mr.
?and ,Mrs. James L. Fester, left today
for a trip ?o Niagara Falls, Buffalo
and New York.
Whitestone and Clarke have
leased from J. H. Crilly the big
brick store building on the west
side cf Lee between Camerton and
Quoin streets. The lease is for a
period of ten years.
Arthur I,. Billings, six months
??'hi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L.
Billings, died yesterday at his par
ents' home in the Fairfax Apart
ment. The funeral took place today
?lev. Dr. E. V. Regester. pastor of
!-hc M. E. Church South, officiating.
The funeral of ,Lamibert Lyles,
cvtT.lecn ycai's old. who died yes
erday at his residence, :?0o Com
merce street, will take place 2 p. m.
'omcrrcw afternoon from Beulah
Raptist Church, .Franconia, Fairfax
;ounty. Services will be conducted
by Rev. O. P. Lloyd, pastor of the
Socond Baptist Church, this city.
Deeds r.f transfer for three piece's
of property today were .placed on
record in the office of the clerk of
the court as follows: Mr?. Emma
English and husband to Graham &
Ogden house and lot on the north
>itle of Prince between Payne and
We.s't street's; W. T. S. Jackson arkl
wife to George D. Smith and wife
louse and lot on the south side of
Madiscn between Columbus and Al
fred streets; W. T. S. Jackson to
Byron Hcpkins house 812 Madison
FRENCH DEPUTIES ACT
Ratify German Peace Treaty By
Vote of372 to 53
Paris. Oct. o.?Complete ratifica
ion cf the Versailles peace treaty
v'.th Germany by both houses of the
French Parliament is expected very
hortly, possibly within four days,
?"ollowine yesterday's ratification by
:he C hamber cf Deputies the Senate
mmediately will take up the discus
ion. The peace committee of ths body
11 ready has completed its study of
The debate in the Senate is expect
ed in Parliamentary circles to be
?juite short, possibly not exceeding
The Deputies ratified by a vote of
372 to 53. The Chamber then took up
;he treaties between France and the
United States and France and Great
Britain and they were unanimously
A total of 501 votes was cast for
:h? two treaties.
In the balloting on the German
53 members abstained from %*otinfr.
THEN AM) NOW
An: Alexandrian, lonjr enframed .in
i omniercia! pursuits, this morning
xhabited a receipt he obtained from
i former well-known busness house
f the city which showed thai he
'-.ad en June 24. 1807. purchased ten
?-ounris of cho-ice butter at five cents
cr pound. P.utter, probably infer
/or to grades disposed of at 'that
'into, now brings seventy cents a
Young chickens 40 cents a pound.
:t F. C. PuLLIN, , Corner Queen
:.nd Royal Streets. ,236-lp
AULD?On Thursday, October 2,
1919, after. 10 days illness,'George
Auld died at his home South
Green. Fairfax county. Funeral
services will be held at his resi
dence, Saturday, October 4. at 3
p. m. 236-lp.
THORNTON?On Wednesday, Oct.
1st, a fc 8:45 p. m., William *H.
Thorntcn, Funeral Saturday. Oc
tober 4, 1910, at 2:30 p. m., from
h?s late residence, 323 South Co
lumbus Street. 236-lp
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