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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 26, 1898
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gtB UPPMl BBS MOIKESI .AlffONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY OCTOBJSft 20, 1808 A Brave Coward. I By -Robert Louis Stevenson, CHAPTER IV. I This was my wife's story, as I drew it from her among tears and sobs. He name Was Clara Huddlestone; it sound I ed very beautiful in my ears, but no so beautiful as that other name o Clara Cassilis, which she wore during I the longer and, I, thank God, the hap I jpler. portion of her life. Her father I Bernard Huddlestone, had been a pri vate banker in a very large Way o business. Many years before, his af fairs becoming disordered, he had been led to try dangerous, and at last, crim Inal, expedients to retrieve himsel from ruin. All was in vain; he be came more and more, cruelly involved and found his honor lost at the same I momont with his fortune. About this period Northmour had been courting his daughter with grea assiduity, though with small encour agement, and to him, knowing him thus disposed in his favor, Bernard Huddlestone turned for help in his ex tremity. It was not merely ruin and dishonor, nor merely a legal condem nation, that the unhappy man had | brought on his head. It seems he could have gone to prison with a light heart (What he feared—what kept him awake at night or recalled him from slumber :into frenzy—was some secret, sudden and unlawful attempt upon his life Hence, he desired to bury his exist ence and escape to one of the islands I In the South Pacific, and it was in Northmour's yacht, the Red Earl, tha' lie designed to go. : . The yacht picked them up clandestinely upon the coast of Wales, and had once more deposited them at Gra den, till she could be refitted and pro .visioned for the longer voyage. Noi could Clara doubt that her hand had been stipulated as the price of pas sage. For, although Norlhmour wa? neither unkind nor discourteous, he had shown himself in several instances .somewhat overbold in speech and manner. i I listened, I need not say, with fixec .attention, and put many questions as= ito the more mysterious part. It was in i.vain. She had no clear idea of what the blow was, nor of how it was expected to fall. Her father's alarm was unfeigned and physically prostrating and he had thought more than once of making an unconditional surrendei to the police. But the scheme was finally abandoned, for he was convinced that not even the strength of oui .'English prisons could shelter him from Ills pursuers. He had had many'affairs with Italy and with Italians resident in London in the later years of his business; and these last, as Clara fancied, were somehow connected with ths doom thdt threatened him. He had shown great terror at the presence of an Italian seaman on board the Red Earl, and had bitterly and repeatedly accused Northmour in consequence. The latter had protested that Beppo (that was the seaman's name) was a capital fellow, and could be trusted to the death: but Mr. Huddlestone had continued ever since to declare that all was lost, that it was only a question of days, and that Beppo would be the ruin of I him yet, I regarded the whole story as the hallucination of a mind shaken by calamity. He had suffered heavy loss by his Italian transactions; and hence the sight of an Italian was hateful to , him, and the principal par*' in his | nightmare would naturally i "ugh be |j>layed by one of that nation. In short, and from one thing to an- fother, it was agreed between us that should set out at once for the fisher fvillage, Graden Wester, as .it was esJl- jfed, look up all the newspapers I could iind, and see for myself if there seemed any basis of fact for these continued ilarms. Tho village is one of the bleakest on |that coast, which is saying much; Ithere is a church in a hollow, a mis- |erable haven in the rocks, where many boats have been lost as they returned from fishing; two or three score of I stone houses arranged along the .beach 1 and in two streets, one leading from I the harbor, and another striking out from it at right angles; and at the corner of these two, a very dark and | cheerless tavern, by way of principal hotel. I had dressed myself somewhat more euitably to my station in life, and at p once called upon the. minister in his 1 little manse beside the grave yard. He I knew me, although it was more than | nine years since we had met; aucl I when I told him that I had been long upon a walking tour, and was behind with the news, readily lent me an armful of newspapers, dating from a month back to the day before. With these I sought the tavern, and, ordering some 'breakfast, sat down to study the "Hud- jdlestone Failure." . It had been, it appeared, a very flagrant case. Thousands of persons were reduced to poverty, and one in particular had blown out his brains as soon S, as payment was suspended. It ; was strange to myself that, while I read these details, I continued rather tQ sympathize with Mr. Huddlestone than with his victims, so complete already wis tie empire of my love for ray wif«. A price was naturally set upon the banker's head, and, as the jpase was inexcusable and the public indignation thoroughly aroused, the ; unusual figure of £750 was offered for capture. He was reported to have ge su,ms pf money in bis possession. |;' flnj day be bad been heard ^of f i» A« next there was ' gence that he Was still lurking between Manchester and Liverpool, or along the border of Wales, and the day aftei a telegram would announce his arrlva m Cuba or Yucatan. But in all thit there was no word of an Italian nor any sign of mystery. In the very last paper, however there was one item not so clear. The accountants who were charged to verify the failure had, it seemed, come lip- on t^ traces of a very large number of thousands which figured for some time in the transactions of the house of Huddlestone, but which came from nowhere and disappeared in the same mysterious fashion. It was only once referred to by name, and then undei the initials "X. X.," but it had plainly been floated for the first time into the business at a period of great depression some six years ago. The name of a distinguished royal personage had been mentioned by rumor in connection with this sum. "The cowardly desperado"—such, I remember, was the editorial expression—was supposed to have escaped with a large part of this mysterious fund still in his possession I was still brooding over the fact, and trying to torture it into some connection with Mr. Huddlestone's danger, when a man entered the tavern and asked for some bread and cheese with a decided foreign accent. "Slete Italiano?" said I. "Si, signor," was the reply. I said it was unusually far north to find one of his compatriots; at which he shrugged his shoulders, and replied that a man would go anywhere to fine work. Even as he was speaking, I raised my eyes, and, casting a glance into the street, beheld three men in earnest conversation together, and not thirty yards away. It was already drawing toward the close of the day before I had returned the newspapers at the manse, and got well forward on to the links on my way home. I shall never forget that walk. It.grew very cold and boisterous; the wind sang in the short grass about my feet; thin rain showers came running on the gusts; and an immense mountain range of clouds began to arise out of the bosom of the sea. The sun was about setting; the tide was low, and all the quicksands uncovered; and I was moving along, lost in unpleasant thought, when I was suddenly thunderstruck to perceive the prints of human feet. Step by step I followed the prints until, a quarter of a mile further, I beheld them die away into the southeastern boundary of Graden Floe. There, whoever he was, the miserable man had perished. One or two gulls, who had perhaps seen him disappear, wheeled over his sepulcher with their usual melancholy piping:. The sun had broken through the clouds by a last effort, and colored the wide level of quicksands with a dusky purple. I stood for some time gazing at the spot, chilled and disheartened by my own reflections, and with a strong and commanding consciousness of death. I remember wondering how long the tragedy had taken, and whether his screams had been audible at the pavilion. And then, making a strong resolution, I was about to tear myself away when a gust fiercer than 'usual fell upon this quarter of the beach, and I saw, now whirling high in air, now skimming lightly across the surface of the sands, a soft, black felt liat, somewhat conical in shape, such as I had remarked already on the heads of the Italians. I believe, but I am not sure, that I uttered a cry. The wind was driving the hat shoreward, and I ran round the border of the floe to be ready against its arrival. The gust fell, dropping the hat for a while upon the quicksand, and then, once more freshening, landed it a few yards from where I stood. I seized it with the interest you may imagine. It had seen some service; indeed, it was rustler than either of those I had seen that day upon the street. The lining was ed, stamped with the name of the maker, which I have forgotten, and that of the place of manufacture, Ven- edig. This (it is not yet forgotten) was the name given by the Austrlans o the beautiful City of Venice, then, and for long after, a part of their dominions. The shock was complete. I saw nmginary Italians upon every side; and for the first, and, I may say, for he last time in my experience, became overpowered by what is called panic error. I knew nothing, that is, to be afraid of, and yet I admit that I was leartily afraid; and it was with a sensible reluctance that I returned to my exposed and solitary camp in the ea wood. There I ate some cold porridge which had been left over from the night before, for I was disinclined to make a fire, and feeling strengthened and reassured, dismissed all thesa anclful terrors from my mind, and ay down to sleep. How long I may have slept it is im- lossible for me to guess, but I was wakened at last by a sudden,,blind- ng flash of light into my face. It vpke me like a blow. In an Instant I ras upon my knees. But the light .ad gone as suddenly as it came, The darkness was intense. And, as It ,vas blowing great guns from the sea nd pouring with rain, the noises of be storm effectually concealed ai,i there. My fears were immediately diverted from myself, for I saw that I had been visited in a mistake; and I became persuaded that some dreadful danger threatened the pavilion. It required some nerve to issue forth into the black and intricate thicket which surrounded and overhung the den; but I groped my way to the links, drenched with rain, beaten upon and deafened by the gusts, and fearing at every step to lay my hand upon some lurking adversary. For the rest of the night, which seemed Interminably long, I patroled the vicinity of the pavilion, without seeing a living creature or hearing any noise but the concert of the wind, the sea and the rain. A light in the upper story filtered through a cranny in the shutter, and kept me company till the approach of dawn. CHAPTER V. With the first peep of day I retired from the open air to my old lair among the sandhills, there to await the coming of my wife. The morning was gray, wild and .melancholy; the wind moderated before sunrise, and then went about and blew in puffs from the shore; the sea began to go down, but the rain still fell without mercy. Over all the wilderness of links there was not a creature to be see. Yet I felt sure the neighborhood was alive with skulking foes. The light had been so suddenly and surprisingly .flashed upon my face as I lay sleeping, and the hat that had been blown ashore by the wind from over Graden Floe, were two speaking signals of the perils that environed Clara and the party in the pavilion. It was perhaps half-past 7, or nearer 8, before I saw the door open and that dear figure come toward me in the rain. I was waiting for her on the beach befpre she had crossed the sand- hills. "I have had such trouble to come!" she cried. "They did not wish me to go walking in the rain." "Clara," I said; "you are not frightened?" "No," said she, with a simplicity that filled my heart with confidence. For my wife was the bravest, as well as the best of women; in my experience I have not found the two go always together, but with her they did; and she combined the extreme of fortitude with the most endearing and beautiful virtues. I told her what had happened and, though her cheek grew visibly paler, she retained perfect control over her senses, "You see now that I am safe," said I in conclusion. "They do not mean to harm me; for, had they chosen, I was a dead man last night." She laid her hand upon my arm. "And I had no presentiment!" she cried. Her accent thrilled me with delight. I put my arm about her and strained her to my side, and, before either of us was aware, her hands were on my shoulders and my lips upon her mouth. We may have thus stood for some seconds—for time passes quickly with lovers—before we were startled by a peal of laughter close at hand. It was not natural mirth, but seemed to be affected in order to conceal an angrier feeling. We both turned, though I still kept my left arm about Clara's waist; nor did she seek to withdraw herself; and there, a few paces off upon the beach, stood Northmour, his head lowered, his hands behind his back, his nostrils white with passion. "Ah, Cassilis!" he said as I disclosed my face. "That same," said I, for I was not at all put about. "And so, Miss Huddlestone," he continued slowly but savagely, "this is how you keep your faith to your father and to me? This is the value you set upon your father's life! And you are so infatuated with this young gentleman that you must brave ruin and decency and common human caution " (To be continued.) MOSBY AND UEE. How tlio Last Confederate Flag Was Carried Through Alexandria. The conversation has naturally drifted into war channels, and the major had the floor. "Well, Col. Mosby, you know, was a good fighter, but when Gen. Grant ront him to China the Virginians turn- fid the cold shoulder to him. One day 1-e was making a speech in Alexandria, Tie told the Virginians that they ought ta vote for him. " 'Why,' said the colonel, 'I fought rll over northern Virginia for four Tears. Talk about my war record! V/hy, my war record is a part of the state's history. Why, gentlemen, I parried the last confederate flag through this very town.' " 'Yes,' replied Fltzhugli Lee, 'for I was here at the time.' " 'Thank you for your fortunate recollection,' gratefully exclaimed Mosby. It is pleasant to know that there still ;ive some men who move aside envy and testify to the courage, of their fel- ow beings. As I say, gentlemen, zny war record is a part of the state's his- ory, 'ffjr the gentleman here will tell i'ou that I carried the last confederate lag through this town.' ' 'That's a fact,' said Fltzhugh Lee. I saw him do it. He carried the con- ederate flag through this town, but Cilpatrick was after him, and he car•led it so blamed fast you couldn't have old whether It was the confederate flag or a small-pox warning,'" He Esoapeii. Wife— Did you see the dqctpj" today? Husba&d— Yes. Wife— Weil, dt4 hs ;Jye yog anything for yp«r i§§ Spanish Commission Adopting Dilatory Tactics, DEADLOCK NOW PREVAILING, MndrW Representatives »t Part* Ar« Endeavoring to Delay the Fence Negotiation* Until the Anglo-French Crisis Develops. Paris, Oct. 24.— A New York World correspondent cables: "The peace commission proceedings have reached a serious deadlock. The American commissioners now appear to be satisfied that the Spaniards are adopting a deliberate policy of delay. The Spaniards were definitely and decisively informed that the United States could assume no responsibility for the Cuban debt and they were invited in firm language to proceed to the consideration of a new point arising on the protocol. Instead of following that suggestion thoy presented Friday a series of voluminous memoranda in answer to the American arguments on the debt question and also brought forward alternative proposals. Friday's session was the longest tho joint commission has yet had, but no progress whatever was made with its work The reading of these futile memoranda occupied all of the time. The Spaniards evidently wish to prevent any definite step being taken until the Anglo-French crisis develops, for an outbreak of war would afford a chance for further delay in completing the treaty. They are presuming on the courtesy and generosity of the American commissioners. Levying a Duty. Mania, Oct. 24.— Tho insurgents aro enforcing an export duty of $35 a ton upon hemp from southern ports brought to Manila. They are also* enforcing 5 per cent tonnage upon steamers and 20 per cent upon freights. American and British firms are compelled to pay these charges, though they protest strenuously against such. an arrangement, because goods aro entering Manila by railway from the north which evade duty. Seize Two Intiurgont I)oatn. London, Oct. 21— A dispatch from Manila to a news agency makes no mention of the reported naval fight between the Americans and Filipinos. The only reference to trouble made in the dispatch is the remark that "the Americans continue to arrest all rebel vessels as they arrive at Cavite. They captured two this week." Sword Given (Jon. Hurt. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 24.— The Second presented Gen. Hurt with a fine sword before he left. The officers and soldiers generally contributed to this expression of esteem, Maj. Purington made the presentation speech, to which the general responded with much feeling. Schloy's Work IB Finished. Washington, Oct. 24.— Rear Admiral Schley having reported to tho navy department that the Porto Rico evacuation commission has concluded its work, the navy department has directed him to return to Tompkinsvllle on the cruiser Newark with his report and the clerks of the commission. Ultimatum to Ulanco. Havana, Oct. 24.— The American military commission has notified the Spanish commission that American troops will come to the island in November whether or not e-iacuation is completed by the Spaniards. Third Illinois Coming Home. Washington, Oct. 24.— A dispatch was received at the war department Friday from Gen. Brooke stating that the Third Illinois would begin loading today for home from Porto Rico. • Sampson IB Honored _ Annapolis, Md., Oct. 24.—Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson has been elected president of the United States Naval Institute for the ensuing year. Decides for Secretary Unge. Washington, Oct. 24.—Judge Cox in the district supreme court decided the cases of George F-. Wightman and of William H. Wharton against Secretary Gage in favor of the secretary of the treasury. One suit sought an injunction and the other a mandamus, the basis of complaint in each being the rejection by the secretary of the treasury of bids submitted for the recent war loan hond Issue by the complainants. Secretary Gage rejected the bids, believing the bidders really represented certain institutions. Decatur Blnn Is President. Springfield, 111., Oct. 24.—The nineteenth annual meeting of the Building Association League of Illinois closed Friday, Albert Barnes of Decatur, was chosen president. Among the matters upon which new legislation is desired by the league are classification o£ stock, the holding of stock by minors and such a change in the present law governing the settlement of the affairs of Insolvent associations that borrow* era can be credited with the full amount paid in on their stocks. Sluglo Tux lot Franjsfovt, Ky., Got, 24.— expresses himself in fa,vpv the single tax in the PM^l ,, T _ ift tbe event pf t£| jiil&nds by tbjs, to see it tried " CASUALTIES; Joanna Station, Pa.—Four men were killed by the explosion of a Wilmington and Northern freight engine here. The dead are: William Merfllcker, en^ glaeer, aged 50; George Mills, fireman, aged 35; Willis Woodward, brakeman; Harry Htidman, conductor. Shelbyvnie, Ind.—Private Harry Lane of the 161st Indiana regiment, home on a furlough, was fatally injured in a runaway. Detroit, Mich.—Judge Swan has announced his decision In the Roby-Flor- Jda case. These two vessels collided near Presque Isle In Lake Huron In 1897 and the Florida went down In deep water and has not been raised. The judge finds that both vessels were to blame and that damages should be divided between them. Irondale, Ohio—While crossing the Wheeling and Lake Erie tracks Frank Sass and William Schocht of Toledo were killed. Plainfleld, N. J.—A building occupied by the Barge Cyclic Company and a number of families was burned, tho losses aggregating $60,000. Milton, Wis.—Fire destroyed B. A. Holmes' store and residence and Qqod- rich's tobacco shed. Loss, ?6,COO, with $3,000 insurance. Albuquerque, N. M.—A fire, on Main street destroyed six buildings, including the Metropolitan Hotel Block. Osgood, Ind,—Wilbur Reynolds accidentally shot and killed himself. He was aged 22 and leaves a wife and two children. Youngstown, 0.—At a furnace explosion at the Mahonlng Valley Iron company Domlnick Joyce, Thomas Mackin, Matt Qloney and Will Elgon were injured and all may die. Chicago.—Leighton Lee, a prominent Philadelphia contractor, fell from an elevated train and is now at Mercy hospital suffering from injuries which may result In his death. Canton, 111.—A freight train was wrecked near Breeds, on the Toledo, Peoria & Western railroad. Charles Maxwell, conductor, had both legs cut oft and the lower part of his body was terribly crushed. He died in an hour. Now Orleans—The paint manufactory and warehouse of R. McWllliams, limited, on Magazine street, was 'burned and the Gulf Manufacturing Company's building adjoining was also 'damaged. Traverse City, Mich—Tho schooner A. J. Rogers, bound from Elk Rapids to Detroit with a cargo of iron, sank six miles off Old Mission lighthouse in fifty feet of water. The crew, with Capt. Frank Coulsin, escaped to the lighthouse. Duluth, Minn.—Fire caused a 15 per cent loss to the Cranberry Lumber company. Insured in the Northern, Phenix of Brooklyn, Caledonia, Milwaukee and Royal Exchange. Opequon, W. Va.—The east-bound Chicago express on the Baltimore and Ohio was In collision. Engineer Sen- sey was killed and two other em- ployes injured. Oneonta, N. Y.—Tustin Dibbel, aged about C5, and Ira E. Green, aged 57, both of TJnadilla, were killed by a railroad train. They were walking on the track. FOREIGN. London—Nancy Gullford, the midwife of Bridgeport, Conn., charged with the murder of Emma Gill, was again remanded for a week pending the arrival of extradition papers. London—In a collision between an express and a freight train near Barnet, a number of persons were killetf and wounded. Nine bodies have been taken from the wreck. Paris—The building strike is ended and troops have been withdrawn from the places in> which disturbances were threatened. London.—Floods in Japan have dona great damage to crops and many lives have been lost. Alchl prefecture, which seems to have suffered most, lost thirty-five houses washed away, 1,200 overthrown, 170 partly wrecked, 412 injured and 5,000 inundated. Seven lives were lost, Rome.—The Italie says: "France has concluded a treaty with Abyssinia against Great Britain in tho Fashoda auair." CRIME. Valparaiso, Ind.—Mail Carrier John O'Keefe was arrested on the charge of robbing the mails. A decoy letter was found on his pez'son. He was placed under $1,500 bonds. Promise City, Neb.—Burglars made an unsuccessful attempt at robbing the Farmers' State Bank. Nitroglycerm was the explosive used, hut the fir;n charge failed to burst open the vault door, and the report of the explosion aroused the cashier, who was sleeping in his house twenty paces from the bank, and the burglars were frightened away. Muncie, Ind.—Henry Parrott, aged 50, committed suicide by pUooting himself. Glendale, Ohio—James Donovan, aged 22, was murdered by William Cearus, aged 72 years. Drunkenness caused the tragedy. St. Louis, Mo.—John W. Edwards ihot and Hilled Alexander Charlton, whose divorced wife figures i» the tragedy. Edwards is a son o| the late Col, Edwards, a prominent pa,t<?nt wan, in Minneapolis City, Ma.n Brnpuro Blood This disensfe affects nearly every one ta ft greater or ioss tle£r«e, and tinless ft Is Wholly expelled from the system Ik Is liable to nppear at any time In sores, eruptions, hip disease, or In some other totm. Hood's Sdfsaparilia cures scrofula and eraditi t£s nil jpolsortons fterms from the system, Hood's Sarsaparilla 19 America's Greatest Medicine, (i; six for $6. ^HOdd'a frlfls cure con^etpatlon. agd. J it* Eqnlvalcnt. Physician*-"! don't believe you ttfe oni'i'ylrfg'otifcmy directions nt all, 1 limited you to oncio-ccntcigarftdttyi" Patient— "That's nil right, doctor, 1 smoke ten 1-ccnt stogies. It's all the same thing. !) . A Borloni Offeitne. Magistrate—"Whnt is the charge ngAittst this mnti, officer?" Policeman—"Opcnin 1 n, saloon at 3 o'o«look in the innrnin,'ycr honor." Magistrate—"Where is his saloon?" Policeman—"Ffo ittn't got none, yer honor. It was Casey's saloon ho was opcnin' \vicl a jimmy." In proportion to their weight dog* can absorb, without danger, sixteen times as much arsenic as would kill a Inimnn being. Forty new photographs of tho Emperor William were taken in the tropical uniform which he is wearing on his trip to Jerusalem. Oh, no, a man is never vain. It is only tho women who care for clothes. Dropsy treated t reo by Dr. H. H. Ureon's Sous, of Atlanta, On. The greatest dropsy Bpeclaltats in tho world. Head their advertisement in another column of this paper. Bats in the Philippines are as big as cats, and with the wings spread measure tin-Co feet from tip to tip. A bite from them is said to be poisonous. Ask your grocer for Hst of prizes to users of Diamond "0" Soap. In Spain the railroad trains are Vun so irregularly that tho moment of departure is oftun fifteen or twenty minutes later than the time advertised. Free Homes In Western Florida. ' There are abotit 1.000,000 acres of Government land in Northwest Florida, subject to homestead entry, and about half as much again of railroad lands for sale at very low rates. Those lands are on or neiir tho lino of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, and Mr, R. J. \Vemyss, General Land Commissioner, Pensacola, will bo glad to write you all about them. If you wish to go down and look at them, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad provides the way and tho opportunity on tho first and third Tuesday of each month, with excursions at only $3over one faro for round-trip tickets. Write Mr. 0. P. Atmorc, General Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., for particulars. The less heart a man puts into a task the more labor it requires. A new fad in the use W scents is noted in Russia. To give the human body an agreeable ordor, any_ desirable floral csscnco is injected into tho veins. "A Perfect Type ofihe Highest Order of Excellence in Manufacture." Breakfast Absolutely Pure, Delicious, Nutritious. ..Costs Less TnanGflE CENT a Cop.. lie sure that you get the Genuine Article, made at DORCHESTER, MASS, by WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd. ESTABLISHED 1780. What's the Matter with KANSAS? KANSAS OWNS ( | n TOUDt numbers) 900,000 horses and mules, 550,000 mlleli cows, 1 ,000,000 other cuttlu, 2,400,000 swlue and 225,000 elioep. 1 ITS FARM PRODUCTS elude 150,000,000 bushels of corn, GO.OOO,- 000 bushels of wheat aad millions upon millions of dollars In value of oilier grains, fruits, vegetables, oto. la debts uloue It has a shortage. Bend for a free copy of ''Wlint/s the Matter with Kunsa8i"'—a new fooyl{ of DC pages of facts. Genera 1 Passenger Office,' Tilt AtdJliuu, Tuprku t tiuult ft K»Hv»r, I'lllCOKO. I I I I I I Dr Kav's Renovator Mli RBJ « llCUUlQIVli to euro , con

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