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MEBKER, COLORADO. : (mo people an berr.io if they can'l L-o president. A gem of thought la often Impaired by a bad setting. The lead pencil la sometlmea hard pushed to make re-marka. The way of the transgressor la oft times the shortest route to Canada. After suspicion is once directed to ward a man it Is difficult to side-track it. A bachelor may have no real happi ness, but he escapes a lot of real mis ery. The man who always says exactly what he means Is more numerous than popular. When a woman has troubles she confides In a physician. When a man has troubles he consults a lawyer. There are times when the average hoy would like to assume the role of father to the man for a few brief mo ments. Spaniards in Cuba now want to be Cubans. Things have changed, and ihe “ever-faithful isle” will try to ho faithful to herself. It is said Cornelius Vanderbilt re ceives on an average as many as 300 letters daily. He Is not bragging about it. There are quack doctors with con fidential secrets to sell who get as many. Recent receptions of military and naval troops in England and America emphasize the fact that we ought to welcome heroes In some more sensible way than by punching them in the rlbß or crushing their hats. "Will you al low us to pass?” an adjutant begged at a recent reception, adding, for em phasis. "This Is an ex-presldent of the United States.” "I do not care if it is Hobson!” retorted the rustic who blocked the way. “I am not going to have my girl pushed.” Mr. Stead reports In the London Daily Chronicle that wherever he goe3 In Europe he finds the governing classes understanding, and to some ex ieut using, the English language. At the court of St. Petersburg It is the household tongue; the czar, the esar itsa and their children habitually uae it in conversation with each other. There is an old saying that the tongues of earth are many, but of heaven only one. Then the growth of one language toward universal use—and the English language is making it—may well be reckoned a growth toward the divine ideal. Whether equal suffrage Is to be en joyed or merely endured by women, it has been for some years conceded to them in Wyoming. Colorado, Utah and Idaho; and Just now South Dakota has come near to adopting It in the form of a constitutional amendment. Tt is noteworthy that In all these new and sparsely settled communities of the West the women are much less numer ous than the men, and are probably ♦he more highly valued for their rar ity. In many localities they are chosen as director.- or superintendents of the schools, and in Idaho two of them have been elected to the legislature. In Albert 1). Richardson’s “Beyond the Mississippi." published more than a quarter of a century ago, occurs a passage which, in the light of recent events and their ulterior possibilities seems almost prophetic. He points to the fact that the “Spirit of Progress," emerging from Egypt and China, has passed on through Greece and Rome and Western Europe; across the At lantic. through Jamestown harbor over Plymouth Rock, and on to the Pa cific. “Ere long." he continues “through the Golden Gates of Sac Francisco, it will go out by the islands of the sea to that dreamy Orient where it was born. And then —what?” It has been suggestively said thai what Is ehopliftlng among the poorei classes is kleptomania among the rich This Is the Irresistible logic of socU conditions. It is conceivable to th< average mind how a man or wornur suffering from poverty and want should appropriate to themselves thos< things which they most need and do sire. It is Inconceivable, however.hoe a woman with every want supplied rute money to purchase her heart’s desln should deliberately steal that which is of no material value to her and by sc doing court the risk of social ruin. l is not well to deal too carelessly wltl the word kleptomania. It is a disease It has ruined hundreds of homes. Klep tomanla in Its actuality le shoplifting But all kleptomaniacs are not shoplift ers. Whether It would be well to have an extra session of congress called after the fourth of March Is now a much dls cussed topic. The present congress the Fifty-fifth, and the Fifty-third were both summoned in extraordinary * session. The frequency of these calls grows out of the long period which or dinarily elepecs between the November election of members of the house and tk ir assembling in regular session in , D ember of the following year. Tbert j have keen many earnest advocates or n ! change In tIM eongreeeiwjl calendar, j WORK OF THE COLORADO LEGISLATURE. LEGISLATIVE JOTTINGS. Representative Pino has asked for an interpreter. j The House lias rejected the request l of Representative I’ino for an Inter preter. « Three hundred copies of the gover nor’s message will ire printed. No Spanish version will l»e published. I Senator Taylor lms introduced a bill for the construction of a state wagon road from Denver to Glen wood Springs. Both houses adjourned over from the nth to the Pth, at which time Speaker Smith is expected to name the standing commit ties of the House. The introduction of bills In the House commenced on the 9th. A member of a mathematical turn of mind estimates the probable number that will be intro duced this session at <>oo. an average of about ten bills to each member of the House. In 1897 595 bills were in traduced. Seldom, if ever, in the history of the Legislature Ims organization been per fected so promptly ns by the present Assembly. It is many years since the governor was able to deliver his retir ing message to a Joint convention the same day the Legislature met, as was the case tills year. A dispute developed In the House over the selection of a chaplain. The fusionists had decided on three minis ters for the office, but the minority party desired n representative also. The fourth chaplain was refused. As it now stands there will be three chap lains who must divide the salary be tween them. The Senate, having appointed its committees in advance of the House, it took the lead in the matter of entering bills, and thirty-eight acts are now before the Assembly for consideration. Chief among them are bills abolishing IMilitical emblems on the ballot and de claring for local option. This is the first local option bill introduced in Colorado. FORMING THE COMMITTEES. Speaker Smith S.»l«l to tie Trying to Make a Fair I»lv nloii. The Rocky Mountain News of Mon day says: On the basis of an equit able division among the three fusion parties, with tlie McKinley Republi cans picking the bones, Speaker Smith of the House of Representatives has chosen and placed u complete list of those who shall constitute the House committees. This list will be presented for approval to the lower branch of the Twelfth General Assembly probably this morning, though it Is possible that that little formality will Is* delayed un til afternoon. In all there are thirty three standing committees provided for by the rules of the Eleventh General Assembly which will govern the Twelfth until the adoption of a new set. Eacli committee must have a chairman. To make the arrangement as satisfactory as possible to all con cerned, tlie Speaker has divided the thirty-three chairmanships among ths three fusion parties, according to pre vious arrangement, as follows: Demo cratic party 12, Populist 11, Silver Re publican party 10. straight Republican party undecided. To the Democrats have been awarded, it Is said, two of the most imiKtrtant chairmanships at the dlspisal of Speaker Smith, namely the judiciary and the corporations and railroads the former going to Colonel B. F. Montgomery of Cripple Creek, and the latter to General J. W. Brown ing of Denver. Max Morris of Arapa hoe, will Is* chairman of the commit tee on counties and county lines; George Smith of Mesa, agriculture and lrigatlon; W. F. Cannon of Arapahoe, finance: and Everett Bell of Las Ani mas, appropriations and expenditures, while it is likely that .1. Frank Adams of Arapahoe, will be made chairman of the committee on the Denver city char aer. and I>r. Mary F. Barry of Pueblo, of the temperance, medienl and public health committee. Wherever it was possible for Speaker Smith to divide tlie committee member ships into three equal parts with a re mainder of one or two. he made such division, equalizing the representation of the three fusion parties, ami gra ciously presenting the straight Republi can with the remainder. With com mittees tlie number of whose member ship is divi.sable by three, the McKin leyites will have little material interest, nnd as a result a fight similar to that of Friday in the Senate may be instigated by the minority. | On off days the legislative chambers have a lonesome appearance. Members write and yawn and smoke and, per hfli>s. whistle. The controlling pres ence of the presiding officers is absent nnd then* is an air of freedom in meth od and mannerism which the average legislator appreciates. Sunday was no , f xce Ption to the rule. Senators who dur i ,n ~ are as demure and grave i a * ‘‘burch deacons, cracked jokes across the stretch of the chamber and told “t.irles of the campaign which devoted I Votors might not like to hear. Then the merits of certain bills were discussed, and the prospective fate of more, while, between, were quaint observa * 0,18 on the peculiarties of fellow sena rs, and indulgences in ehancea on their reformation. DON’T LIKE APPOINTMENTS. m, s.ru.. to Condm Ad.»-. Nominee*. From the best of authority it was learned yesterday that the action of Governor Adams in making appoint m- nta of board members and other state dignitaries after the adjournment of the Eleventh General Assembly may not be accorded the stamp of ap proval from the Senate of the Twelfth General Assembly, it was farther stn ted that the committee on state Insti tution*, to which was referred Frida v the communication of the governor eontainlng a list of his nominations, has met with some difficulty in agree ing upon a report. Strenuous objec tion# on the part of several members of the committee have been raised to two of the nominations, and it is probable that who* tbo report of tho committee Is presented to the Senate this morning a sensation will be created. After the adjournment of the Benat> Friday afternoon the committee held >■ meeting In one of the committee room- The general belief was that the list *-i nominations would be approved with i out delay, and a report to that effect be prepared, but such did not prove n « be the case, certain members of -tin committee Retting up a vigorous com plaint against two of the names whWi were included in the list of nomina tions. A long debate followed, ami when the meeting broke up late In th’ afternoon nothing had been accom pllshed. One of the members was in structed to call upon Governor Adam' for the purpose of asking an explain' tion from the chief executive as to hi* selection of the two persons In ques tion. The call was made Saturday, an«l the governor explained his reasons f<-r making the appointments. The senator retired from the executive chamber, but whether or not the explanation which lie received was of a nature calculate! to quell the uprising in the committf j is unknown. The report this will settle the question. WESTERN NOTES, Rev. Myron W. Reed of Denver li very sick. Morris Mecklenburg of Como, Park \ county, lias ltoen appointed postmaster, rice A. J. Wallace, removed. John I. Thompson has been appointed postmaster at Andrews, Sierra coun ty. New Mexico, vice G. W. Delamu ter, resigned. Governor Leedy of Kansas ha stened the bill reducing telegraph rates nnd placing telegraph companies un der the supervision of the "court <-f •visitation.” The rate fixed in the hill on messages is 15 cents for the firs' ten words, day or night, and 1 cent foi each additional word. On newspaper j reports the rates are reduced to one third of a cent for each word during j the day, and one-sixth of a cent for each word at night. It provides tha no lower special rate shall l>e grant' ll to anyone, A disastrous conflagration occurred at <.'rested Butte ou tlie 7th. A fir broke out in Quinn’s saloon, with a de fective flue as the probable cause. Tli fire was burning for some time before Us discovery. The fire department and citizens worked heroically for twn hours to save the fine Kofp building which was divided from the burning , structure by only fifteen feet. The sa loon was totally destroyed.. Jac k Ken nedy was suffocated in the building where he was sleeping. He was about •15 vears of age. nnd it is supposed h was under the influence of intoxicants A legal hitch has come In the uego nations for the control of the Victor company, in the southern part of tin , state, by the Coloredo & Southern road. The negotiations towards this j end have been on for several mouths and lust week It was fouud that possi bly the road could not go into the busi ness of cool mining or even hold siock in a company doing such work. The matter has been placed in the hands of the legal department of the road with a view of formulating some plan whereby tin* deal will not l>e dropped entirely. With the disappearance of -now comes renewed activity at Dawson City. The stir on the streets of Uunon City Is increasing to some:king like the early days of the great gold strike at the Dawson mine. Groujis of men con gregate on the corners of the streets discussing nnd examining rock taken from the various prospect holes in the Greenhorn range. Many are here await ing assay returns, but as the local ss sayer is overrun it may lie many days before their wishes will he real ized. Little information regarding mining matters has been obtainable from Dawson, owing to tlie heavy fall of snow. In reality there lias lieen but little prospecting for more than a week. Now that tlie weather lias mod erated work is commencing again, and reports of strikes are rife. A special from Provo, Utah, says: Sheriff Storrs returned this evening from Gouveneur, New York, with Mrs. Jennie Wright, wife of Gt*orge H. Wright. Wright is believed to lie the man who killed tlie three young men at Pelican Point, Utah, in February, 1895, for which crime Harry Hayes is now* suffering life imprisonment, and Mrs. Wright's knowledge of her.hus hand's habits will materially aid Sher iff Storrs in effecting his capture, and her knowledge of the case will also aid Mr. Hayes' attorneys, it is thought, in showing Hayes’ Innocence so clearly tbnt lie will be released. Mrs. Wright is thoroughly convinced of her hus band’s guilt. Shortly after tlie mur ders were committed Wright was ar rested for cattle stealing nnd went to Colorado, Mrs. Wright going to her mother in New York, where she was located by Sheriff Storrs. Receiver Frank Trumbull has been elected president of the new railroad corporation which will be known as the Colorado & Southern. Charles Wheeler was elected secretary nnd treasurer of tlie company. Other officers nnd direc tors will be elected at a meeting to be held in New York in a few days. The • lection of Mr. Trumbull as president is no surprise. A joint mminlttee from the Union Pacific and the Union Pacific, Denver &. Gulf has been nego tiating for the final transfer of the Julesbnrg branch. The date lias been fixed, January 11th. The Julesbnrg branch is 151 miles long and extends from Julesburg to La Salle junction, which is forty-six and a half miles from Denver on the Union Pacific. If tills change is made, the corporation now known as the Union Pacific, Den ver A Gulf will be merged into the Colorado A Southern at midnight Wednesday, January 11th. Until that date, at least, the several branches of the Gnlf system will remain in tho con trol of the United States Circuit Opart of the Colorado district; but, it in mid, there Is no reason to apprehend any further delay in closing up tho final and turning the Gnlf property ow to the Colorado * Southern. r WASHINGTON NEWS AND ITEMS OF GOSSIP Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Is to be 1 breveted brigadier general. The Supreme Court has decided that natural gas is not dutiable. Representative Diugley, who has !>eoii very sick, was reported lietter on the 3rd. So many of the members of Congress are sick that the attendance is very small at the sessions. President and Mrs. McKinley gave a brilliantly successful New Year's re ception on the 2nd. Seuor Agoncillo, who Is in Washing ton ns the representative of the Philip pine government, lias asked to he rec ognized by the United States us such and to be accorded the same rights as the other diplomats. His request is now* in the hands of Secretary Hay. The grippe, nnd the ailments attend ant upon it. that are now included in its train of Ills, have prostrated an un usual number of residents of Washing ton. An observant pharmacist esti mates that ten per cent, of the district’s I population <s suffering In one way or another from the new generic grippe. Three memlters of the Senate commit tee on appropriations are so ill that 1 they will not be able to leave their 1 homes for several days. The revenues of the government dur ing the half-year ending December 31st. were larger than for any six con secutive mouths since 18t>7. aggregat ing $245,901,890, against $207,700,574 for tlie corresponding period last year. Tlie receipts from customs amounted to $96,045,839, as compared with $02,825,- 021 last year. The receipts from cus toms for December amounted to $lO,- 704,325, which wdre the largest month ly total since the Dingley tariff bill was passed and the largest since 1892, when under the McKinley tariff act they reached $10,3(58,334. Orders have been sent General Mil ter to avoid hostilities at Iloilo at all hazards, but if lie is compelled to fight he is instructed to deal such a blow as will be felt by all the insurgents in the Philippines, in order that they may see they are not dealing with Spain any longer, but with a power that is capa ble of enforcing its policy. Agulnaldo and bis associates are so elated by their success tints far that it is impossible to reason with them, and they are rapidly ruining their own cause by exactions and blackmail imposed upon their fel low-countrymen, who are suffering from these causes much more than at any rime during the Spanish rule. The time of the House will be fully occupied from this time forward until the conclusion of the session. Appro priation bills, which are already in an unusually advanced stage, are to be kept to the fore, but there Is a deal of j otller important legislation which will press for consideration at every oppor tunity. Perhaps the most important single measure is the bill for the reor ] ganlzation of tlie army. It was the 1 general understanding before the recess that this bill would be given considera tion immediately after the holidays, but the illness of Chairman Hull of the military affairs committee, will delay this measure until he is sufth-icntly re covered to attend the sessions of the House. His illness will also delay the military academy and army appropria tion hills. An important suit, involving the va lidity of county lionds in Arizona, was decided in the Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday. The case val idates $289,964 worth of bonds, issued ■ by Pima county, in aid of the Arizona ' narrow gauge railroad. It was based upon a petition for a mandamus upon the governor and other territorial offl eers to compel them to Issue bonds in ! lieu of those originally Issued in 1883. I The Supreme Court of the territory j denied ibis petition, but the opinion of the federal Supreme Court, which was j handed down by Judge Brown, re- * verses this decision nnd remands the case for further proceedings in complt- ‘ nuoe with the original petition. The opinion of the court Is based upon the authority of the net of Congress of June 6. 1890. Senator Lodge has Introduced, by re quest, a bill to provide for a subma- j rlne cable between the United States, j Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan, China nnd Australia. The postmaster general is authorized to contract with the Pa- j clflc Cable Company of New York for| the payment of $125,000 a year for . twenty years for transmission of offl-' clal messages from San Francisco to Honolulu, the line to Im* laid by Decem ber 31, 1900. Before December 31. 1902, the company shall construct a line from Honolulu to Manila with an ad ditional sum of $125,000 to he paid l>y the government. Within four years tlie company shall lay connecting lines to Japan, for which $125,000 a year for twenty years shall be paid. The rates fixed between San Francisco and Hon olulu are 35 cents a word and to the further points $1 a word. The War Department has finally de cided to continue in force, for a time at least, the system of collecting taxes in Cuba practiced by the Spanish au thorities. The burden of collection, amounting to 5 per cent, of the tax, is now assumed by the government, in stead of being imiKised upon the tax payers, while the 10 per cent, increasc ln taxation, which was levied as one of the last acts of the Spanish admin istration, is remitb*d. as well as all accrued penalties. The order designat ing the Spanigh Bank of the Island of Cuba as the government’s agent for the collection of taxes in all parts of the Island, the bank also becoming cus todian of the funds, but it is provided that daily statements shall be made to the military governor of the island, and that the moneys iwr«| looted shall be at all times subject to the draft of the military governor. The correspondent of the Chicago Record writes his paper as follows: "The President’s order exempting 5,- 000 or 6,000 offices from the jurisdiction of the Civil Service Commfssiozwwas to have gone into effect on the 4th, but It has not yet been issued, and nobody knows when it will be. It lies upon the President’s table, and has been overbaolsd and amended and revised so many times that people who are in his confidence supposed it liad reached a state of perfection, but for some rea son he Is not satisfied with It, and his New Year’s greeting to the spoilsmen Is withheld. It is a fact that the Pres ident consented to issue this order with great reluctance. While he recognises that many of the offices included should be exempt from the classified service, he feels it is golug to add much to the burden of himself and his successors. If he could have his way he would put all the offices of the government under the civil servlet* rules, where people could not quarrel over them." Secretary Wilson says he Is watch ing anxiously to see that the soldiers by their foolish Jealousies do not destroy the results of his efforts In behalf of the farmers iu foreign markets. He Is confident that the packers of Chicago can make a clear case, and when they appear before the war inquiry com mission he expects them to do so. He says: “The Chicago packing houses, tho refrigerator cars and the refrigera tor ships have made tlie cattle indus try profitable in this country, and we have been shipping $25,000,000 or $30,- 000,000 worth of dressed beef to Eng land annually for years without ever having hoard of this embalming busi ness lK*foro. The armies of Europe, in the tropics, in India. Tonquin and Afri ca. have lM*on fed on American canned beef, nnd we have never heard a com plaint from that source. They are glad to get it. It has proven tlie best ration they could furnish to their men. and it seems very strange to ine that it is not good enough for our own troops.” The agricultural appropriation bill which passed the House of Represen tatives before the holiday recess, con tains a paragraph which is intended to permit the secretary of agriculture to retaliate upon any nation that places an embargo upon our products or re fuses to accept our certificates ns to the purity and wbolesonienc*' of our ex ports. The bill, which is now under consideration by the Senate commit tee, will be further amended in this particular so as to give the President authority to reciprocate as well ns re taliate in our trade with other na tions. If Germany and France con tinue to impose unnecessary and un reasonable restrictions upon American agricultural products tlie President, by proclamation, may impose restrictions upon their exports seeking entry into the United States. For example, if the French government places an em bargo upon our meat products the ITesident could require a chemical analysis of every bottle of champagne or other wine Imported from France, which would practically destroy the trade. The same rule could be applied to German cheese, sausage and wines, nnd also to German toys, which are Imported In very large amounts. CONDITIONS IN HAVANA. Colonel Waring'* Keport Presents Horri ble Dot ell*. Washington, Jan. 9.—The War De partment division of customs and in sular affairs made public to-day a very full synopsis of the late George A. Warlng’s report of his visit to Havana under the special instructions of the War Department given him early last autumn to thoroughly Inspect the sani tary condition of the city and to make such recommendations for the future improvement of the town as might be suggested by said inspection. Colonel Waring says he found the street-cleaning department without ad- I equate organization or funds, and the markets offensive and dangerously . filthy for the distribution of human , food, with the exception of two, the , 'Paeon and Colon markets. He also . found the machinery used for sweep ! iug the streets ineffective, i Foul pools were found In the streets , into which rubbisii nnd filth had been i deposited, which the contractor was not required to eleau. This filth was , turned over to the buzzards. Some of the streets in the compact part of the city are paved with large stone blocks, and the remainder are unpaved. These streets are filled with dirty holes | which are in turn filled up with house | garbage. 1 There Is practically no sewerage. In i many cases households connect their j private vaults with loose brick or stone drains just under the pavement along ! i their frontage. These allow the liquid | filth to leach out into the ground close ; . to the surface, enabling the household- j 1 er to get out of much hiring of night scavengers to bail out and carry away j accumulations. Slaughtering pons, while superficially j clean, are brutally disgur.tlng while the I work is going on. Dead dogs, cats and i chickens nre left In the streets until the buzzards pick them to the skeleton. And, all this is (lone under an intense sun. Bad as these conditions are, they are not comparable with the disgusting conditions of the domestic life. The water supply of Havana, says •Mr. Waring, is of the purest and most excellent character. This, with the winds of the gulf save the city from being absolutely nnd unqualifiedly bad. The city is a veritable plague spot. Colonel Waring makes a number ol recommendations for reform. Dewcpl H«*t to Ho Urpnly An so men ted. Washington, Jan. 8. -The Navy De partment late yesterday decided ta send no less than four vessels to Dew ey, not including the Custine nnd He! enn, recently assigned to duty in Phil ippine waters. The vessels to be add- | ed to the great fleet nt Manila are the , gunboats Princeton, Yorktown and Bennington and the supply ship Solace. 1 Orders to carry the determination of , tho department Into effect were sent by telegraph. This heavy Increase in the naval force ! in Asiatic waters is due to a statement ; by Admiral Dewey that more troops are needed to properly police the Phil- j lpplne archipelago, and in the case of the Solace, the request of Dewey for a large consignment of stores will be answered. The receipts at Manila custom house * daring November averaged $20,000 a> day In gold, and the report states ♦»»■* the shipping Is on the Increase nnd i that the possibilities are | Pains and Aches Of Rheumatism Make Countleee Thousands Suffer* Bat this disease is cared by Hood's Sar saparilla, which neutralizes the add In the blood. If you have any symptoms of rheumatism take Hood’s Sarsaparilla at onoe and do not waste time and money on unknown preparations. The merit of Hood’s Sarsaparilla Is unquestioned and Its reoord of cares unequalled. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Is Aasriea’s Greatest Medicine for rheumatism. Hood'S Pills ours *» liver ills. » cants. THEORIES ABOUT THE "MAINE." Captain Slgsbee’s Talk With the Bpsslsh Admiral After the Explosion. Nothing could be written In better taste and temper than Captain Slgs hee’s "Personal Narrative of the- Maine,” the third installment of which appears In the January Century. ‘‘The Wrecking and the Inquiry” are the special subjects of this concluding paper. The captain’s personal rela tions with General Blanco and Admiral Manterola were, he says, undisturbed by the explosion. They remained “cor dial to the lust.” Soon after the catas trophe the admiral called upon Cap tain Sigsbce and a conversation oc curred which is tersely summarized in these words: "The admiral assumed from the first that the explosion was from the in terior of the vessel. He asked If the dynamo boileio had not exploded. I told him we had no dynamo boilers. He said that the plans of the vessel, as published, showed that the gun cotton store-room, or magazine, was forward near the zone of the explosion. He was informed that these plans had been changed, and that the guncotton was stowed aft, under tho captain’s cabin, where the vessel was virtually Intact He pointed out that modem gunpowders were sometimes very un stable. This was met by the remark that our powder was of the old and stable brown prismatic kind, and that we had no fancy powder. He referred to the probable presence of boilers, lighted, near the forward coal-bunkers, which were adjacent to the magazines. Tills again was met with the remark that for three mouths no boiler In the forward boiler compartment had been lighted; that while In port the two aftermost boilers in the ship had been doing service.” The London Dally News calls atten tion to an amusing instance of Russian censorship. Christmas eve the Dally News published nil editorial dealing flatteringly with tin* peace proposal of the Czar. 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