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Miscellaneous.
THE HUNTER'S SOLILOQUY.
; 'Tis slranjo! 'tis post prodigious strange,
, That our subscribers arc so careless grown
Bout paying their arrears. They cannot thinjs
That wo alone, who publish to tho world
i; News from oil nations, and delight to spread
' Useful instruction through our spacious land,
j Can, meanwhile, live on air: 'tis flesh and blood
i liat works tlio pross, and turns tin biackoncd
sheet -f "
Well stored and ready for their dagcr eyes.
This flesh and blood must bo recruited oft,
As well as theirs, or else the press must stop
This calls for cash. And then how many roams
Of paper aro struck off and ecatter'd wide,
For which no length of credit w ill be given.
If given at all besides the type and ink,
And many things-required by those who print,
For which our money must bo answerable!
Oli! that our readers would consider this!
And while tlicy, laughingly, look our paporo'cr,
And gather information from its jingo
Would paure, and this one simple question ask
"Do I not owe for one. two, three, or four
Years paf-t, the Trailer, who oupjilien mo with
This sheet!" And 0! that he should only add
"I will go even now and pay him." So should
11 pleased, receive, and with light h;art pur.
Our useful toil; whilo eonsoioneo would applaud
Their conduct, urrrfftivc relidh to tho ze:t
Wo may prepare, Como ther , good friend, and
BOON. "
FAITHFUL LOVE,
'Come rest in this bosom, my own stricken dear
Though the herd havo fleu from thee, thy home
is still hi're;
Iloro is stiil the smile that no cloud can o'orcast,
And the h art and tho hand, all thine own to
tho Uft.
'Oh! whit vr.s love made fr, if 'tis not tho same
Through joy an J through sorrow, thro'ijjh glory
and shame?
T know not, I m-lc not, if guilt's in that heart,
1 hut know that ! love thee, whatever thou art.'
When we firFt heard of tho recent hor
rible affray nt the Gait II :jsc, in Louis
ville, in which Jude Wilkerson, of Mis
Mssippi, was tho most prominent actor,
and principal in tlio homicide of two citi
'Mm of that plac, wc honrd, nsnn item to
licightrn the seneibilitios in tlic tinfordir
nato nfriir, lint the -j iidye was then cn
;ngcd to ho murried trt nn nccompliahcd
young laJv of Kentucky, und that the
marriage was to havo been solemnized in
n day or two after the fatal roncontro oc
curred. I he report was no doubt nccur
ate, its is proved by the following nnnunui-
alion in a late Kentucky paper.
"MARRIED In Bardstown, Ky., on
Thursday cveninp;, Judge Wilkerson, of
IMisaissippi, to Jtfiss Eliza Crozier, of the
lormer place.
lhcre is amoral sublimity in this mar
riage that throws an additional charm over
th3 character of woman. Tho lines at tho
head of this article aro eminently expres
sive of tho caco under consideration.
Judge Wilkerson had been denounced as a
murderer; the popular cry has been raised
against him", and tho populace could scar
cely be repressed from expending its fury
in violence upon his person. The noisy
devotees of Judge Lynch openly and loud
ly threatened toinimolnto the unfortunate
Wilkerson under sanation of tho summary
nnd bloody Lynch code. Tho respectable
Mississippian seemed all of a sudden, to bo
bereft of friends and utterly deserted. Tho'
butterfly crowd that had been hovering
around him in his hours of cheerfulness
and prosperity, soon disappeared. He was
how locked up in a cokl dark and gloomy
prison. Ilia case was prejudged by the
multitude, and ho was openly proclaimed
n murderous malefactor. In this period of
agonizing adversity, how peculiarly need
ful was he of some consolation, of a least
one friend, in whose bosom ho could pour
the secret sorrows of hia soul, and where
he could bo sure to find a faithful and
sympathetic response. Ho knew, indeed,
that ho had exchanged vows tif love and
devotion with one dear to his heart; but
Ehe was in ft distant place, and even her
feeling might be changed towards him in
tho season of adversity, disgrace and de
sertion. WpuldAe still prove truo? Would she
vet consent to follow his fortune? Could
it be possible that she would still be willing
to connect hcrsell witti a man. arraigned
under tho violated laws of his country for
tho horrid crimo of murder? And that,
tooj before hi trial had taken place, and
wnen h was even possioio no migiu uc
pronounced gutlyl Jo expect nnr Luth
ful and unwavering, under such circum
stances, was too much even for his own
fond hopes,! lie was perplexed in the ex
treme. Ho could not b it douhi! Butnb.!
this involuntary doubt did injustice to the
devoted faithfulness of woman! He told
her his melancholy storyhe extenuated
his conduct but it was unnecessary. She
had prciudgod bis case favorably there
had been no shadow of change in her.
But even if he should prove guilty, yet she
knew, slit felt she loved him faithful, un
alterable love reigned paramount in her
heart and she said to him
"Como rest in this bosom my own stricken
dear,
Though tho herd havo fled f.-ora tlioo, thy
home is still here;
I know not, I ask not, if guilt's in that heart,
' I but know that I love, thee whatever thon
art!" -A V :
How inexpressibly precious must such
A being bo to a man situated as Judge
Wilkerson! If ho has a tithe of the feel
ings which usually belong to human na
ture, he will forever cherish her with ten
fold more caro tLnn the 'apple of his eve."
lie will not even permit 'winds of heaven
to visit her too roughly.' ' V
And what volumes docs the conduct of
tho young lady of Bardstown speak for the
fortitude, tho daring, the, unfaltering faith
fulness of the gentle gflx! ' How sublime,
how delightful to man is the contempla
tion of their fond, their devoted love! No
misfortune, no adversity can change thcrnJ
hut
"Through joy and through sorrow, through
glory and shame,"
Their heart their devotion is always tho same.
Note. Our readers will recollect that
Judge Wilkerson underwent an examina
tion 4jcforo tho examining court at Louis
ville, and that tho circumstances of the
fatal aflray proved to be much moro lavor
able to him than was anticipated, or the
published accounts led the public to be
licvo. lie was accordingly admitted bail
utidcr a bond for his appearance, of $50,
000 this heavy sum being suggested by
tho Judge himself at (he same timo d
clarinr that he desired nothing but a fai
trial. Cia. Whig.
LESSONS FOIl LOVERS.
A Into number of Fraser's Magazine contains
a pleasant littlo poem, under tlio whimsical ti
Hoof" very, "which contains soino sago max
ims for young gentlemen who go a courting.
I ho tlireo following stanzas aro extracted lrom
it:
"If for instance, a woman you wish to woo,
Be her humor grave or merry,
The gamo is your own you've nothing to do
But make her belicvo you 'Very.'
"Very s&d, very gay, very sharp, very flat,
Very given to toa, or to sherry
Very hot, very cold, very this, vety that,
Very anything so you'ro 'Very.'
"Very tall, very short, very dark, very fair,
Very pale in tho face, or florid;
Nay, I'vo known a man loved to the vergo of
despair,
For being surpassingly horrid."
THE BLEEDING HEART.
A dark cloud lunj; over the Oder
valley, nnd a drizzling mist had water
ed proluscljr the thick grass around the
oar painted cottage that stood hid a-
niong the tree?, at the foot of the hill.
I5ut the window that looked down the
narrow road towards the village was
open, though it wa3 past the hour of
eleven at night, and Mary sat pale and
oejecicu uy it, rcsung ncr cnccK upon
icr hand and looking out upon the
gloomy sky, and lislcntng with all the
deep and anxious expectation of a ten
der wife, for the approach of her ab
sent husband. Pc Lancy had not al
ways kept such hours as this he was
once lond, allectionate, aucniive to
icr every want and wish, and as care
ful of her happiness as of his own life
when she married him he was ay
and cheerful, rich and virtuous, and she
had joined her hand in his with the
bright prospect of a long life of connu
bial bliss full before her. liutnowhis
brow wore the asDect of deep find set
tled cloorh he seemed to be himself
no more; some secret disquietude prey
ed upon his mind, the springs of which
lay concealed from her view Some
times she thought he loved her no
longer hut the thought almost broke
her heart, nnd she banished it she
honed for the bests and now waited
his return with all the impatience ofl
wronged, hut silent, unrcpunng allec
tion. '
As midnight approached, the streak
ed lightning began to flash along the
woodlands, and at intervals the deep
and hollowtoncd thunder rolled ncross
the western arch of heaven the clouds
dropped rain in large quantities, the
quiet of the night yielded to the stormy
blackness of a coming tempest. She
ro?c and closed tho window with n hea
vy sigh. At that moment, a flash, nn-
like that of lightning, at the edge of
the woods, directly down the road, and
a report, as ol a pistol, alarmed her
she threw open the window again; al
was silent then a faint voice becmed
crying in the wood; she listened, and
thought she gathered the sound of
"murder!" but the thunder rolled a-
gain, and the red lightning flashed an
grilyand a howling wind rose up and
moaned most dismally along the lorcst,
She fastened down the sash; and threw
herself beside her sleeping Infanta on
tho bed; clasping thorn closely to her
bosom, while her heart beat most vio
lently, and her whole frame trembled
with terror.
A brief space elapsed, and the hur
ried tread of a horse was heard coming
up the road; the gate creaked on its
hinges; she heard De Lancy's voice,
"wo, wo, liOb, let me get oil; this is
bad business; wc arc both crazy) wo,
wo, I3ob; you don't smell the blood
now; Lord, how the lightning flashes
there's blood on my arm yet; wo, wo."
The horse was led away to the stable;
sliclieard the door .shut, and the key
turn, and presently Dclancy rapped at
the door. She flew to open it, and her
husband entered witn a wild and agi
tated air, pale and besmeared with mire
and blood. ,
"In the name of heaven," circd Ma
ry, '-what is this?" Only a trifle, wo
man; Bob threw me, and my nose bled
a little." She feared to interrogate
him further, for his ruffled aud morose
humour was forbidding; she pressed
him to partake of the supper she had
kept ready lor mm, and endeavoured
to soothe, by kindness nnd attention,
the gloomy mood in which she found
him. lie relused to cat, however, and
after sitting with his hand clenchtd
some moments on his forehead, he rose,
took a heavy draught of bandy, and
threw himself on the bed.
Mary laid down beside him, but not
to sleep, or if a momentary doze came
over ncr, Her waking lancy pictured
to her restless and anxious mind the
feverish dreams of a disordered brain.
She rose as the first glimmering of day
broke upon the green valley, and walk
ed out to tlic spring to bathe her burn
ing brow in the cool clear waters of
the flowing brook. She had been there
but a lew moments, before two men
rode rapidly up the road, and entered
the gateway ;she hastened to the house,
and they entered with her, inquiring
for Mr. De Lancy, and seeming in too
mucn naste to wait even the common
forms of civility.
De Lancy lay, still asleep, and when
they rudely roused him, and laid their
hands upon him, he sprung up in a
kind of frenzy "What! so soon?" cri
ed he, "Why, who told you I killed
him?"' "Itis cnourh." said otic of them
"who asked you to accuse yourself?
how came you to know he was killed?
Come, we must search you." Do Lan
cy stood aghast; in the perturbation of
the moment he had betrayed himself
ic naa nccn taken unprepared; and,
as they drew lrom his pockets the mon
cy and watch of the murdered man, he
trembled excessively. "Ah, the Devil
lias done it for mc at last, 7 said he,
throwing a wishful clanco nt his two
sweet infants as they laid smiling in
their mlant slumbers on the bed, lock
cd in each other's arms: and then to
wards his wife: who, in an agony ofdes-
pair, at this sudden burst of ovci whelm
ing misfortune of herself and children,
and of ignominy and shame on him
who was dear to her as her heart's
blood, vile and dis honoured as he stood
before her on that fatal morning, stood
pale and fixed as a cold statue by the
bedside. "Jl have ruined you all, 'said
i)c. "Bdt he whom I slew, first ruined
mc; he won a thousand aoiiara irorn me
ast nirrht; I killed him; I cot my mon
ey back, and now my life is forfeited.
Oh! why was I linked with this infer
nal spirit? Gambling has ruined me,
and thosd whose fortancs were bound
up in mine, forever; oh, Mary! my poo?,
wife; my poor dear babes." He raved,
and raved, but they hurried him" nvr;iy;
and bound his manly arms with a thick
cord, and led him between their horses
from his beautiful cottage home.
They had not gone far before they
heard a distracted voice behindhem;
Dc Lancy's wife wns following; her
hair bulging about her shoulders; her
feet bare, and her every feature betok
ening the very honor ofanguish. '-Stay
a moment; oh, stay! Speak to me,
George; oh, what will r become of your
poor wife and children? The ofliccrs
only increased their speed, and Dc
Lancy went on with his hands folded,
and his brow beat in desperate and si
lent despair, l'nor Mary, after follow
ing them more than tvo miles, turned
and went back, crying loudly and bit
terly all the way.
George's trial and condemnation fol
lowed speedily. Ifc plead guilty.
Mary went to see hi nl in jail, but lie
told her at parting tha it would break
his heart to meet her again. This pro
ved to be an unnecessary admonition;
ihc has been deserted by all her friends,
amid the crush of her morning hopes;
she pined nway in her solitary home,
day after day, and .was at last found
dead in thd cottage, with a babe on
each arm, early one morning, by a pas
ser by, who, was attracted to the house
by the crying of tho infants. Dc Lan
y never knew her fate, though he was
not executed for almost a month after
wards. .
Thus ended the life of a Gambler,
in utter ruin to himself and family, in
double, and double desolating crime.
To tho cqo1,calm, reflcctin?; man the
man of rectitudo of purpose, the present
atlifudo of the political affairs of this fa
vored of nations, present a subject of the
pravest importance, not only on the result
of the present contest between tho giant
parties depends the interests of the south
ern portion of tho confederacy, but the ve
ry existence of southern institution;? the
very existence of, perhaps, the liberties of
uio American people. A party ot the
fiercest magnitude, headed by a giant mo
ney power, lenfjuinir with the most talen
ted men of the country, who could or can
be won tor its purpose. Coalescing, nmal
gamating nnd uniting with every class, on
every subject, however nntipodical cor
rupting that powerful engine, the Thess,
with the most unblushing nudacity: nnd
in fact, with a desperation only equalled
by a certain character, w hich Milton de
scribes as preferring to "re'ehin Hell, ra
ther than to serve in Heaven ;" placing
even the most sacred of our ritrhts. privi
leges and interests on tho desperate haz-
zaruol the die in the connnj struggle lor
the presidential chair; for without success
the heterorrenious.hand, as tlioy are fully
aware, will bo dispersed, if tho head, the
bank, the money power, be not rcchartor-
ed, their foccupntionV jrone.' Hence their
desperation ; hence their deppcrate appeals
to the basest of the human passions; the
avarice of tho people. LouisianLin.
EtEcTfONOP U. States Sexatoh. We
entertain no dotrbt but tho entire Demo
cratic party of this state wii! bo astound
ed at tho result of the election of United
States Senator, nnd well thev mnv be.-
Such base and unheard of treachery has
never fallen to our lot to record ns was
exhibited by some members of tlio legisla
ture in that election; and as a conductor
of a public press we will hold them up to
tho scorn and indignation thav deserve:
And first in tho list is SiiiUEi. Haustulf.,
the Senator from Monroo crunty, distia
guishecj for her unwavering support of De
mocratic principles and men. This man
has had the hardihood to vote, tira voce,
for tho Whig candidalo for Uuited States
Senator when ho knows that n decided
majority of his constituents would not have
voted for John Henderson for any thing.
Ilngsdftlc, we understand, has been dab
bling in dirty fraudulent land claims, and
as tho newly elected Senator in said to
have tho confirmation of Some claims on
the Bay shoro rreally at heart which it
will require some littlo chicanery to effect,
itagsdaie may have been induced to vote
for him hoping that thereby he might get
his claims pressed right or wrong. Next
comes Bvrd Hill, tho great man from
Marshall, the thrice instructed. This mi
serable instrument, who has only sense
enough to ba flattered by the Whigs, was
stimulated to outrage public feeling, bv
being made one of the vice presidents of.
the Whig Convention. Tho double trai'
tor, Lor-Kit, who was elected under the
most solemn pledges to vote for a Demo
cratic Senator, how will he face thaso who
placed huu in tho seat he has disgraced.
Tho old tory, Jatxe, of Simpson ! This
individual walked tho streets of Jackson
and boastod of hia willingness to obey in
structions from hia constituents. Ho
pledgod himself in presenco of numbers of
the leading men ot both parties to vote lor
a democratic Senator if instructed. Ho
was instructed, and to his treachery h
added falsehood, nnd in tho open face of
day nnd the assembled representatives of
the pooplc scaler! it by his veto. Hi bro
ther, fcAMi'Et Javxc, of Lawrence, was,
wo are told, equally explicit in his decla-
rcu willingness to obey instructions, he
wns Instructed by elections and by names
signeu to papers ol instructions, lie too
put the mark of Cain upon his forehead.
ue nope their names will be hnndeddown
to posterity. as the brothers who by their
acts branded themselves as liars in the
presence of the legislature of tho State.
Samuel Jaync, if we are not misinformed,
had made an additional pledge to support
the Democratic Senator while reee'ivinu
the lach from his colleague during the last
summer. We ore glad to rce that Men
df.kiull, of Simpson, had the decency to
go home and thus avoid the responsibility
of voting. This is belter thnn showing
himself guilty of fitlf-ehood. Many others
now in the legislature have wilfully and
knowingly misrepresented the will of their
constituents in the vote fur United States
Senator, but they may havo some plausi
Id? reason for tho act. The above named
have not. U'e hope, therefore, that they
will he held up to lha scorn and indigna
tion of tho people of this Stuta, and thc
whole Union.
I'm: TiuiTOus la their country in the
Legislature c-fMisaissippi, are:
tt&i;vDALK, of Monroe. ijSf.
PV31 ihLt:
Marshal!.
hi
Bru-sTiK H. Jayne,
Pr.Tr.n Lornn,
Simpson.
Jasper.
Lawrence.
(5
3
Samuel Jayne,
JjCt tlieso names bo held up as traitors
to honor and their constituents, nnd let
them be expunged from the list of honora
ble men. tree trader.
A TmnrTE to Mi'srssirrrAX Enter-
riirsE. A New Orleans paper, lho Com
mercial Bulletin, speaking of the letter of
our distinguished benator, lion. Robert J
Walker, in relation to the "two per cent.
fund" which is, on his solicitation, to be
employed in making a Kail-Koad lrom
Brandon, in Rankin county, to the Alaba
ma lino, says: -"Alter t lie completion ol
this link, the chain would soon bo carried
on to meet the Georgia rail-roads, and thus
tho communication be perfected. Of the
ultimate effects of tho enterprise, Mr.
Walker observes, "it is not going to far to
say that tho completion of this road will
probably add twenty-five per cent, to the
value of properly in Natchez and Vicks
burg, and greatly increase tho population
and business of both cities." When it is
considered that upon the completion ol
this road nnd those now in prooress in con
nection with it, New York can bo reached
in six davs from Natchez, somo idea of
tho importance of (lie work may bo ac
quirer, j nat u win do spceuny currioo
into cll't'ct there can bo no doubt. The
emulation of MUxiss-ippi is excited, and
u-huteerr treallk and enterprise can do to
advance her commercial greatness, trill uc
done. Several years may ekipse before
tli road is finished, but it would not bo at
a!! surprising if a rail-way should reach
from Natchez to New York, before a simi
lar thoroughfare connected New Orleans
with Nashville."
. Thur, from the' admission of tho most
powerful competitor Mississippi has, she is
hound to co a-Ucad, Let her go. Wc
nocd' tliO comti) )!! privileges of a mai
line from the north. By our rail-road wo
shall snatch such privileges from a penu
rious and pennv-saving post olhce depart
incut, which, it would almost seem, has
taken the most special care to neglect
Mississippi. ib.
Da. Dc.vcav. Tho warm and generous
support given by this highniinded states
man ta iur. Atherton ti resolutions, must
give tho miserable party hacks who have
so industriously endeavored to defame his
political reputation, their quiclus torcver.
The abolitionist journal published in his
congressional district; openly ' confessed
that hia vote upon that question, has not
in the least disappointed them tho aboli
tionists: that is, ho never expected he
would vote with them, as ho was n jt in
favor of their cut-throat principles. He
declares that to tho best of his knowledge
and belief, not three abolitionists gave him
their votes at tho election, iu his whole
district. We believe that even tho Whigs;
aro becoming ashamed of choir stalo fab
rications. VUl Dominion.
,'lmn
nca i enpucci. A very Intcrcs-
tins
youth lady about 2C years old,
bearing this name, has recently arrived
and is creating great attention in New
York. Shi is of the illustrious house
of Vespucci, of Florence. Tuscany and
a lineal descendant of tho groat navi
gator, Anv?iica Vespucci, aftor whom
thii country ' received lho name ol
America. It i.i said that thc posscscs
great dignity of character, and intcl-
jcctunl endowments, and a degree of
personal beauty and grace which has '
given her celebrity such as few of the
noblest Tuscan dames attain. Her -enthusiasm
for liberty led her to give
olfencc to her sovereign, and incur
banishment from her country; and for
the last four'years she has been thrown
on her own resources for support. The
queen of France has written letters, it .
is said, in her favor, consigning Iter to
the protection of the Frem h minister
in this country; her history and unpre
tending merit have opened all hearts to
her, and she has been cordially received
in the best society. Permission has
been recently given her to return home
gain, but itis not said wiieuier sue
means to embrace it or not.
Ihrnu Womrn. The higher order
of Russian priests cannot marry nt all :
one of the inferior order can only,
marry a maiden. If his wife dies, he
cannot mnrry again, and can seldom
retain his parish, but must retire and .
end his days in a cloister. For this rea
son thc iiricsi exercises the greatest
crfrc in the selection of a wife; her loss
being irreparable, and forever banish
ing him to the silent loneliness of a
cloister cell. With regard to conjugal
tenderness and devotion, the pastor's
wife is consequently the happiest in the
country.
XIurdcr. horrible murder was com
mitted in Washington county a few days
since, by a man named Calell. Ilia vic
tim was named Bios, a young man whom
we learn was recently married, lie was
dreadfully mangled with n bovie Inife, but
as the case is undergoing a legal investi
gation we forbear to speak of the circum
stances. Is the sway of the Bowio knifo
never to cease ? Is our state to continue
to bo disgraced by tho enactment, of, such
scenes? Is the fairest portion of the world ,
forever to bo drenched in blood ? In tho
name of. God nnd justic and humanity, .
cannot something bo done to prevent the
frequent recurrence of such crimes?
Vicksburg Whig.
HENRY A. WISE.
'Awed by noslmmo, by no respect controlM,
lu scandal busy, in reproachci bold."
Mr. Wise makes rapid progress in
the career of infamy.. lie will undoubt
edly, earn , for himself, a notoriety, as
disgraceful as it is general. No man
in Congress is more justly entitled than
ho is, lo the contempt and Bcorn of
every honest citizen. His murderous
part in the assassination of Cilley fixed
a burning mark of baseness upon bis
chnradcr, which he will never bo abls ;
to out live. Tho public indignation
which that fatal transaction ruiscd a-, ;
gainst f.im, had for a lime its influence
upon his conduct, and shamed him, dur
ing a short period, into comparative'
retirement. It is matter of regret tha; "
he so soon left that retirement, and
cbmmchccd anew his work of dcfima
tion nnd slander. During the present ,,
session of Congress he has cxhibj'cd'
the ferocity of his nature in no com
mon degree. And wc arc,- devoutly
thankful, when wc . read his demoniac '
manifestations, that heaven has not cm;
dowed hint with commensurate'
with his mischievous will. IIii denun
ciations and calumnies arc only remar
kable for the boldness and presumption
with . which they arc made . nnd are
rendered important, simply from the
high place in which tlicy arc, uttered,
and the distinguished persons against
whom they arc directed. In his re
cent movement against Mr. Woodbury,
ho has dsiplaycd perfectly the malig
nity of his temper, and the weakness
of his judgment. Ilis proposed inquW
ry for materials upon which to found
an impeachment of tint excellent ofd
ccr, is too absurd to bo seriously consi
dered, nnd must end only in bringing
additional disgrace upon himself. If
his resolution is treated as it deserves,
it will meet a similar fate to that which'
at tended the. proposition of JosiahQuin
cy to impeagh Tllomas JcfJfarson, and
bo voted for only by its depraved mo.
ver. W o have no lears however, that
Mr. WdodburyY department" will not
bear examination. The most Search
ing scrutiny will ho unable to throw
any suspicion upon the integrity of iti
able head, who, notwithstanding Ihc
excr'ions of the opposition to cmbarf
rasii tho 'Treasury, lias discharged hi'
duties with uniform correctness i and
success. lie deserves and will receive
tha people's gratitud : il:rn Au'?
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