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ally," was much enjoyed for its humor. "Fame," by Louisa Biggs, and “The Power of Thought," by Phillips Thompson, followed. The latter closed with these lines : - 'Tis slavery of the darkened mind alone which stops the way.' The beautiful rhythm of Mary Howitt's “Little Streams carried us away through the sunny meadows, the cool dim forests, and we almost saw the flowers that grew along the banks, so vivid and charming was her description.

Pickled Cockles," a Quaker story by Mary E. Manners, told in an amusing way the sad adventures of a jackdaw, and presented a typical picture of the Quaker housewife.

The closing readings were a selection from a poem of Thomas Hodgkin, and Anna Letitia Waring's beautiful poem My Times Are in Thy Hand."

The evening was felt to be a particularly enjoyable one, and the interest manifested by the large number in attendance showed that such a program was thoroughly appreciated. After a moment's silence, the meeting adjourned.


NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN.—The Young Friends' Association of New York and Brooklyn met in the Schermerhorn Street meeting-house, Brooklyn, Third month 13.

It was decided to hold a conference of Young Friends in and near New York, on the evening preceding quarterly meeting, Sixth-day, Fourth month 22, and to invite all young Friends and others interested to attend. Jesse H. Holmes, of George School, will present a paper relative to our duty in case of war. Accommodations will be provided for those coming from out of town; any such are requested to send their names to Leah H. Miller, 280 Kosciusco street, Brooklyn.

The paper of the evening was on music by Cora Haviland. After touching upon the reasons for the testimonies of Friends against music in the past, its association with extravagance, etc., she stated that these reasons had for the most part disap peared and that we should in the spirit of toleration bear no testimony against music in itself. Can it be displeasing to God, who puts music in the throats of millions of tiny birds every Spring ? She closed with a plea for music in the day schools under the care of Friends.

E. C.


OF PROF. BIRDSALL. A SPECIAL meeting of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College was held Second-day afternoon last, at Race Street meeting-house, Philadelphia.

The resignation of President Charles De Garmo, lately appointed to the position of head of the Pedagogical Department of Cornell University was duly accepted, and Professor William W. Birdsall, now Principal of Friends'. Central School of Philadelphia, was chosen by a unanimous vote to fill the vacancy.

The President elect will enter upon the performance of the duties of his new position at the time of Dr. De Garmo's retirement—the close of the present college year.

The new President is one of the best-known members of our religious body, as he is also one of our most prominent educators. He was born in Richmond, Indiana, which has been well called “the Philadelphia of the West," and he traces his ancestry on both sides for several generations along Friendly lines.

His education was begun in the excellent schools of Richmond, and after completing the course in the High School, he entered Earlham College, from which he graduated in 1873, the year the first graduating class of Swarthmore. College took their degrees. After three years of experience in business, in newspaper work, and in charge of a village school, he was appointed Instructor in Mathematics in the Richmond High School, where he spent five years.

He was then chosen President of the Boys' High School of Wilmington, Delaware, which position he filled with success for three years, when in 1885 he was invited to take a place among the corps of instructors of Friends' Central School of Philadelphia. In 1893 he was appointed Head of the institution, in which position he has since remained. The Classical Departments of the institution have been largely built up under his care, as well as the Scientific Departments, and as a result he has sent students well prepared, to Swarthmore, Haverford, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton.

A constant student and an enthusiastic believer in higher education, he has done much to stimulate a new interest therein among the Society of Friends. His exacting duties, however, at the head of this large school, and as a student, have not prevented him from being an active worker in the varied work of the Society of Friends, and for years he has been increasingly recognized as a leader therein. Both by tongue and pen he has grown to be one of the forces in the Society. Especially have his labors borne fruit among the young, and few have done so much to promote the work of “ Christian. Endeavor” among Friends under the organized name of the Young Friends' Association.

He is a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and has been for several years an active member of the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools, and was last year elected a member of the Head Masters' Association of the United States, a body limited in membership to one hundred, and including the Heads of the most famous New England schools.

MEMORIAL MEETING AT PEACE ROOMS.-The Memorial Meeting for Frances E. Willard was held on the evening of the 21st inst., at the Universal Peace Union Rooms, 500 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. Alfred H. Love delivered a fitting address. Miss Willard was vice-president, and a life member, of the Peace Union, and Alfred read her last letter to him, thanking him for the place given her. She said she " valued it more highly than a place in an Empire, supported by swords and Krupp guns.'

The “crusade Psalm" was read by Rachel Chandler, who also gave and address full of touching incidents in Miss Willard's valuable life. Brief addresses were made and testimonies offered by Alban and Dr. S. T. R. Eavenson, Sarah Hall, Dr. Stokes, Anna McCorkle, William Garrigues, Miss Eldred, Lizzie Webster, Agnes Vaille, Amanda Deyo, Fannie Gibbons Smith, and others.


NORRISTOWN, Pa.- There was an unusually large attendance at the meeting of Norristown Friends' Association held on the evening of Third month 15, at the residence of John W. and Laura S. Harry.

A continuation of the topic, “Salvation by Christ, " from Janney's “ History of Friends," was read by Mary Walker, and commented upon by several present.

Bertha Harry read Whittier's “Quaker of the Olden Time.''

Alfred W. Wright read an interesting account of the persecutions suffered by the “Spirit-Wrestlers of Russia, a people somewhat akin to Friends in their belief. They have no creed, live in communal fashion like the early Christians, and maintain that conduct rather than belief is the essence of religion. The usual social features of the meeting were enjoyed after an early adjournment.

The next meeting will be held at the home of Charles and Martha Platt, No. 514 Chain street.

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE NOTES. A regular meeting of the Classical Club was held on Secondday evening, the 14th. The History of Constantinople and the East down to the time of the 13th Century, was discussed. Interesting papers were read by Caroline Hawke and Benjamin A. Thomas.

“ The Fireside,'' a literary and social organization of the village, was entertained in the College Parlors on the 16th inst., by Dean Bond and Miss Howell, who are both members.

A large and commodious waiting shelter is being erected by the Railroad Company on the north side of the platform, almost opposite the station, for the accommodation of patrons of the road,

This building will fill a long-felt want, and prove a great convenience to travelers in inclement weather.

The annual College reception was held on Seventh-day evening. The parlors and halls were tastefully decorated by

the committee in charge, and everything possible was done for

THE STARVATION IN CUBA. the convenience and pleasure of the many guests. A large

From the speech of Senator Redfield Proctor, of Vermont, in the number of invitations were sent out, making the reception an

United States Senate, Third month 17. unusually well attended one. All present were unanimous in pronouncing it a most delightful occasion.

FROM all the surounding country the people have been One of the most interesting events of the week was the First driven in to these fortified towns, and held there to Annual Contest of the Literary Societies for the Underwood

subsist as they can. They are virtually prison yards Ponder Prize. The prize was offered by two alumni for yearly contests between the Delphic Society and Omicron Chapter of

and not unlike one in general appearance, except the the Somerville Literary Society, and the Eunomian Society walls are not so high and strong, but they suffice, and Sigma Chapter of Somerville. The program was as fol

where every point is in range of a soldier's rifle, to lows : A debate to count four points; an oration, three points ; an essay, two points"; a declamation, one point; and

keep in the poor reconcentrado women and children. a vocal solo, one point. The subject of the debate was :

Every railroad station is within one of these trochas "Would a consumers' league be more effective than legal en- and has an armed guard. Every train has an armored actment in correcting the evils of the sweat-shop system?”

freight car, loop-holed for musketry, and filled with The affirmative was upheld for the Delphic by : Arthur S.

soldiers and with, as I observed usually and was inPatton, '98, and Mary E. Seanan, '99, while Eunomian was represented on the negative by Gilbert L. Hall and Anna B. formed is always the case, a pilot engine a mile or so in Eisenhower, '99. After a close and animated contest, Prof. advance. There are frequent block houses enclosed by G. M. Phillips, of West Chester State Normal School, on be

a trocha and with a guard along the railroad track. half of the judges, announced their decision. The contest was

With this exception there is no human life or won by Delphic-Omicron with a score of seven points to four by their opponents. The debate was secured by Eunomian

habitation between these fortified towns and villages, Sigma, while in all the other exercises, Delphic was successful. and throughout the whole of the four western provIn First-day morning meeting Dr. De Garmo spoke on the

inces, except to a very limited extent among the hills life and work of Frances Willard. His remarks were supple

where the Spaniards have not been able to go and mented by Dr. Magill, who spoke also of the war spirit prevailing throughout the country, and urged the necessity of a drive the people to the towns and burn their dwellings. peaceful policy in settling international disputes.

I saw no house or hut in the four hundred miles In the Young Friends' Association, on First-day evening, of railroad rides from Pinar del Rio province in the Dr. Magill read his paper on “ The Underground Railroad in

west across the full width of Havana and Matanzas Bucks County," which was postponed from last meeting. The paper was interesting to all, and was followed by animated provinces, and to Sagua la Grande on the north shore discussion on the subject. Benjamin A. Thomas, '99, the and to Cienfugos on the south shore of Santa Clara, Vice-President, presided.


except within the Spanish trochas.

There are no domestic animals or crops on the PRESIDENTS OF SWARTHMORE.-Prof. Birdsall will be the fifth president who has served Swarthmore College. Those rich fields and pastures, except such as are under preceding have been : Edward Parrish, Edward H. Magill, guard in the immediate vicinity of the towns. In other William H. Appleton, and Charles De Garmo. William

words, the Spaniards hold in these four Western provDudley Foulke was elected to succeed Prof. Appleton, but found himself obliged to decline on account of unanticipated

inces just what their army sits on. Every man, woman circumstances entailing other duties upon him.

and child, and every domestic animal, wherever their

columns have reached, is under guard and within their PERSONAL NOTES.

so-called fortifications. WILLIAM DUDLEY FOULKE, of Richmond, Indiana, spent a To describe one place is to describe all. To refew days in Philadelphia, last week. On the evening of the 17, he read a paper for the Unitarian Club, at the First Uni

peat, it is neither peace nor war. It is concentration

and desolation. This is the "pacified "condition of the tarian Church, and on the following evening was given a reception at the Penn Club, by the Municipal League, and

four western provinces. spoke on reforms needed in the civil service. The Associa- All the country people in the four western provtion of Descendants of Edward Foulke elected him, some

inces, about 400,000 in number, remaining outside the time since, president of that organization, and he will preside

fortified towns when Weyler's order was made, were and make the opening address at the Reunion to be held Fifth month 30, at Gwynedd. He is the son of the late

driven into these towns, and these are the reconThomas Foulke, of New York City, and grandson of Joseph centrados.” They were the peasantry, many of them Foulke, of Gwynedd.

farmers, some land owners, others renting lands and

owning more or less stock, others working on estates THE OLD GUIDE-BOARD.

and cultivating small patches; and even a small patch WHERE country roads diverge with graceful angle,

in that fuitful clime will support a family. To skirt the wood or perfume laden field, Above the climbing vines and wild flowers' tangle,

It is but fair to say that the normal condition of The gray old guide-post's fingers are revealed,

these people was very different from that which preWhose letters time's soft touch has half concealed.

vails in this country. Their standard of comfort and To dusty wanderers it speaks in pity ;

prosperity was not high measured by our own. But It marks the pleasure-seeker's nearing goal;

according to their standards and requirements their It counts the weary miles to the far city ; It names old towns where nature holds control,

conditions of life were satisfactory. They lived mostly Or points the way where ocean's surges roll.

in cabins made of palm or in wooden houses. Some of And aged men, this thoroughfare frequenting,

them had houses of stone, the blackened walls of which Bear semblance to this weatherbeaten sign;

are all that remain to show that the country was ever Time's tabulated miles they seem presenting ;

inhabited. 'Mid nature's bowers they point down life's decline,

The first clause of General Weyler's order reads as Their placid faces coming nigh divine.

follows : -Arthur Howard Hall, in Boston Courier.

I order and command, First-All the inhabitants it with me, thinking these were rare specimens got up of the country or outside of the line of fortifications of to make the worst possible showing. I saw plenty as towns shall within the period of eight days concen- bad and worse; many that should not be photographed trate themselves in the town so occupied by the troops. and shown. Any individual who, after the expiration of this period, I could not believe that out of a population of is found in the uninhabited parts will be considered a 1,600,000, two hundred thousand had died within these rebel and tried as such."

Spanish forts, practically prison walls, within a few Many doubtless did not learn of this order. Others months past from actual starvation and disease, caused failed to grasp its terrible meaning. Its execution was by insufficient and improper food. My inquiries were left largely to the guerillas to drive in all that had not entirely outside of sensational sources. They were obeyed, and I was satisfied that in many cases a torch made of our medical officers, of our Consuls, of city was applied to their homes with no notice, and the in- Alcaldes (Mayors), of relief committees, of leading mates fled with such clothing as they might have on, merchants and bankers, physicians and lawyers. Sevtheir stock and other belongings being appropriated eral of my informants were Spanish born, but every by the guerillas.

time the answer was that the case had not been overWhen they reached the town they were allowed to stated. build huts of palm leaves in the suburbs and vacant What I saw I cannot tell so that others can see it. places within the trochas, and left to live if they could. It must be seen with one's own eyes to be realized. Their huts are about ten by fifteen feet in size, and for The Los Pasos Hospital, in Havana, has been recentwant of space are usually crowded together very close- | ly described by one of my colleagues, Senator Gallinly. They have no floor but the ground, and no furni- ger, and I cannot say that his picture was overdrawn, ture, and after a year's wear but little clothing, except for even his fertile pen could not do that. He visited such stray substitutes as they can extemporize.

it after Dr. Lesser, one of Miss Barton's very able and With large families, or with more than one in this efficient associates, had renovated it and put in cots. I little space, the commonest sanitary provisions are im- saw it when four hundred women and children were possible. Conditions are unmentionable in this re

lying on the stone floors in an indescribable state of spect. Torn from their homes, with foul earth, foul air, emaciation and disease, many with the scantiest covfoul water, and foul food or none, what wonder that ering of rags—and such rags—and sick children as one-half have died, and that one-quarter of the living naked as they came into the world. And the conare so diseased that they cannot be saved.

ditions in the other cities are even worse. A form of dropsy is a common disorder resulting Miss Barton needs no indorsement from me. I had from these conditions. Little children are still walk- known and esteemed her for many years, but had not ing about with arms and chest terribly emaciated, eyes half appeciated her capability and devotion to her swollen, and abdomen bloated to three times the natu

work. I especially looked into her business methods, ral size. The physicians say these cases are hopeless. fearing here would be the greatest danger of mistake,

Deaths in the streets have not been uncommon. that there might be want of system and waste and exI was told by one of our Consuls that they have been

travagance, but found she could teach me on these found dead about the markets in the morning, where points. I visited the warehouse where the supplies are they had crawled, hoping to get some stray bits of food received and distributed; saw the methods of checkfrom the early hucksters, and that there had been cases ing; visited the hospitals, established or organized and where they had dropped dead inside the market, sur- supplied by her; saw the food distributions in several rounded by food.

cities and towns, and everything seems to me to be These people were independent and self-support- conducted in the best manner possible. ing before Weyler's order. They are not beggars even now. There are plenty of professional beggars in

COLORADO people are proud of equal suffrage. The area every town among the regular residents, but these

where it prevails spread last year and took in Utah and Idaho. country people, the reconcentrados, have not learned

It will take in more neighboring States. I predict that in ten the art. Rarely is a hand held out to you for alms years, instead of four suffrage States, we shall have twice as when going among their huts, but the sight of them many-perhaps three or four times that number. -Senator

Teller. makes an appeal stronger than words.

The hospitals—of these I need not speak. Others An interesting fact in connection with the building of the have described their condition far better than I can. It Central London underground electric railway, is that practiis not within the narrow limits of my vocabulary to

cally all of the apparatus for the line is being built in America.

The designing engineer is a citizen of the United States. The portray it.

line is to extend six and a fourth miles under the heart of I went to Cuba with a strong conviction that the London, and will cost about $15,000,000. picture had been overdrawn; but a few cases of starvation and suffering had inspired and stimulated the

The community at Zoar, Ohio, is about to dissolve. It is

over eighty years old, and has been very prosperous. The press correspondents, and they had given free play to

"Society of Separatists came from Germany in 1817 and a strong, natural and highly cultivated imagination. settled at Zoar. There were originally 500 of them, who had Before starting I received through the mail a leaflet, separated from the Ssate church at home and adopted the published by the “Christian Herald,” with cuts of

communal life. There now remain only ninety-two, and a

communal farm property amounting to $3,000,000 will be some of the sick and starving reconcentrados, and took | divided equally amongst these:

break, 300 tons of corn meal and fifty tons of lard or bacon every week we can not effectively relieve the suffering. Spasmodic and unsystematic efforts defeat all good intentions. Fifteen thousand dollars weekly will feed every starving man, woman, and child in Cuba. Small, irregular shipments are only tantalizing.'

CURRENT EVENTS. The report of the Board of Inquiry in the Maine disaster, it is understood, was delivered to Admiral Sicard, in command of the United States fleet at Key West, on the 21st inst., by Lieutenant Commander Marix, who was Judge Advocate of the Board. The report will be forwarded by Admiral Sicard to Washington, to the Secretary of the Navy, who will lay it before the President. The nature of the report has not been made public at this writing, but it is presumed that it ascribes the destruction of the ship to an external cause, for which the Spanish were not officially responsible.

It is stated that when the report reaches Washington a copy of it will be laid before the Spanish Government very early, and, as soon as can be consistently done, the report will be sent to Congress and made public at the same time.


The war of England against the “dervish” forces in Africa, in the upper Nile region, is coming to a crisis, and a dispatch on the 21st inst. stated that a battle between the English column and the dervishes was imminent. In India the border war is said to be over,—though this seems unlikely. A dispatch from Calcutta on the 21st said : “ The fighting on the northwest frontier is now regarded as ended. The rebels have given the seventy hostages demanded.''


SENATOR PROCTOR, of Vermont, who returned from a visit No further purchases of foreign warships appear to have

to Cuba a few days before, made a remarkable speech, or been made. It is stated that Chile and Argentina do not want

statement, in the United States Senate, on the 17th inst., deto part with their ships, but if the time should come when it

scribing conditions in Cuba. He spoke largely of the shockwas apparent that the United States needed the San Martino

ing condition of the “reconcentrado” people, who have (Argentina) and the O'Higgins (Chile), they will be sold to us. been driven into the towns under the order issued by General The cruiser Amazonas, purchased from Brazil, has been re

Weyler, and, being deprived of occupation, and with their named New Orleans, by Secretary Long, and the companion

property sacrificed, are now starving and dying by thousands. ship, Abreuall, has been renamed Albany. Both have been

The relief work under the direction of Clara Barton he dedelivered to the United States in England, though the latter is

scribes as admirably conducted. not finished. The New Orleans will come to this country

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY finds its income seriously re

duced by the loss of value in the stock of the Baltimore and THE exports from this country continue very heavy. Re- Ohio Railroad Company, which most unfortunately, (as in the turns for last month show that the aggregate value was above like case of Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and Lehigh that of the same month last year, while the imports were less. University), was made an important part of its endowment. There was a balance in favor of this country amounting to To “tide over" its troubles, the large sum of $250,000 was about $40,000,000. Gold imports have continued, but have raised by private subscription some time ago, but as it has beslackened lately. The price of wheat at Chicago, on the 21st, come evident that these are not temporary, appeal was made was about 85 cents for delivery in July, and about $1.05 for to the Maryland Legislature, and $100,000 a year for two delivery in May. It is thought doubtful whether Leiter will years was asked. That body, however, has rejected the apget out of his great speculative operation with profit.

propriation ; in the House, on the 15th inst., the adverse vote

was 49 to 17. In reference to the relief measures in Cuba, Dr. Louis Klopsch, who is in that island, in charge of the work, tele- SPAIN has a debt of $1,251,453,696, or $70 for every one graphs from Havana, on the 21st inst. : "Two hundred and of her population of 17,550,000.

The bonded indebtedness five thousand reconcentrados in over 400 accessible towns are of the United States is less than $14 per capita, amounting to helplessly destitute. Unless we can get regularly, without a $847,365,620 for our 75,000,000 of population.

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- The United States battleship Kentucky, about to be

launched at Newport News, is to be christened" with a BLANCHE K. BRUCE, Register of the United States Treasury,

bottle of water. Governor Bradley has requested James formerly United States Senator from Mississippi, died in

Speed, of Louisville, to get the water from the old Lincoln Washington, on the 17th instant, aged 57 years. He was a

homestead in Larue county. Mr. Speed's father and Abracolored man, but quite light.

ham Lincoln were close lifetime friends. -Sir Henry Bessemer died at London on the 14th instant. His name is famous as that of the inventor of "

-It is announced that Anna A. Gordon, who was her

Bessemer steel." His discovery of the process of rapidly and cheaply private secretary, will at once prepare a biography of Frances

Willard, by request of the officers of the National W. C. T. U. converting pig iron into steel by blowing a blast of air through

No one can be so well fitted to do it as Miss Willard's conthe iron when in a state of fusion, was the result of costly and laborious experiments which extended over a long period

stant companion for the last twenty years. This will be the and in which the end was attained only after many and dis

only “authorized” life. heartening failures. The invention revolutionized the whole ---Many women in Detroit, Mich., protested against placiron trade of the world in the short space of thirty years. He ing over the two main entrances of the new County Adminiswas 85 years old.

tration Building two statues typifying Light and Knowledge, -Among the many cherished documents in the possession represented as almost nude female figures. The protest of of Samuel Pennock of this borough, is the patent for the revolv

the wives and mothers of Detroit was disregarded by the city ing hay rake issued to his father, Moses Pennock in 1825.

fathers. They had no votes. It is signed by James Monroe, president of the United States,

-In Ohio the woman suffragists have scored a victory. John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State ; and by William Wirt, The House has defeated the Hazlett bill, which proposed Attorney General, all men famous in the annals of the coun- to repeal the law whereby Ohio women are enabled to vote in try.-Kennett (Pa.) Advance.

school elections. A strong effort was made to wipe out the -According to a recent census the population of France is

law, but it failed by a decisive majority. now 38,228,969. Of this number 659,825 are Protestants,

- The India wheat crop is said to be an abundant one, namely 572,625 Reformed and 80,000 Lutherans. Before the

i and the harvest is a month ahead of time. The export movepersecution in the days of Louis XIV, the Protestant popula

ment is already beginning, consequently, and promises to be tion in France was 2,000,000. In 1756 it had decreased to

the largest in six years. 400,000. At present there are in the entire country 582 Protestant parishes and 700 Protestant pastors.

-The Bowery Mission, a lodging house conducted by the

Christian Herald, at 105 Bowery, New York, was burned early -We find, said Senator Teller, of Colorado, in an address in the National Woman Suffrage Association, that women are

on the morning of the 13th inst., and eleven men, who occuless partisan than men. Why? Because women generally

pied rooms on the upper floors, lost their lives. have more conscience than men. They will not vote for a

-The second National Congress of Mothers is announced dissolute and disreputable man who may happen to force him.

to be held at Washington, Fifth month 2d to 7th inclusive. self onto a party ticket. You often hear people say, Oh,

Favorable arrangements with railroads have been made. it won't do to nominate Mr. A., the women won't vote for

-The Trustees of Amherst College have voted to give him ; he has too bad a character.'

President Gates a year's vacation, beginning at the com-The Bristol, Pa., Gazette reports that not so many

mencement of the next college year. It is believed that this farms are now wanting tenants as was the case a year or two

vacation is the beginning of the end of the President's tenure ago. Benjamin J. Taylor, the owner of a large number of

of office. farms in this section, says that at present there are more ap

-Efforts to settle the New Bedford cotton mill strike on a plicants for farms than there are farms. Several years ago compromise failed on the 19th inst. The mills have been he had a dozen idle farms but at present has only one.

closed for nine weeks. At Saco, Maine, the operatives voted -Twenty miles of railroad tracks in Chicago will be elevated

to remain out a year, if necessary. this summer. The cost will be in the neighborhood of $8,000,- -Stock raisers at Fresno, California, are preparing a 000 and will give employment to 25,000 men.

By the

petition to the President to permit grazing on certain portions elevation of the tracks some of the most dangerous grade cross- of the Yosemite Park reservation during the coming season. igns in the city will be done away with.

This is because of the unprecedented drought.

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