Newspaper of The Washington Standard, January 4, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated January 4, 1862 Page 1
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Washington fHR Sf*«4;trl VOL. 11. REPORT OF UNIVERSITY COMMISSIONERS. IhUfcMlCB *O. IS6I. Horn. C**a- ti of Lfgiilmtir* .iurmiiy »f WtuAingtmm Trrrtterj t Your re* >tuu»n rw|iMtia| i report of all ibe rxpraditvm iwrrJ b iiapniMiij; the I'siveraliy site. as per B*. 9. rtc* is rreeivtd. Ac criflpanviutf 1 mm! • Mi naport. DANIEL BAGLEY, IWdest «T the Board of (_\im.ni«iiii—m- L'.MVBBSITY CoMMINMOtBB's OrrH B. I Seattle, W. T- Dee. «. A. D. I*l. f To Leg:*!atirr AurmUtt of U'ooitorto* Territory: We hiTvlir m tk" a rvpnrt to yonr Honorable !V«iy of our doii.ps un,!iT ihf Art of our appiintinent of Jannary 11, A. D. I*Cl. Wr mrt as r*tjuirr<l be the law. Feb. Nil. ami after taking ill.-oath «>f otn.-e, organised by appointing Daniel Bagb-y l'r»*i<leiii of tli.- It >anl. awl agre.-d u|K«n a plan of o|ieratiuin>. We aeleried the ten ;irn- fite adjoining the town of Seattb-. in Kin;: comity, W. T.. upon a 1., antiful eminence overlooking Elliott'* Bay and Puget Hound—the Hon. A. A. 1 1.-nnv donating eight and a fraction acre*, and Vliwrt Tcr rv and lender the other one and a fraction. We had dntJi' of the aliore laud executed a* required by law. and approved by the Secretary and Acting Governor, 11. M. McGill. The President pave Imm Is in the wim of ten thousand dollars, as requiri*! by the Governor, with 1). llorton, J. Williamson and Henry Van Asselt approved sureties. We Irive cleared (grubbed) and fenced the ten ncre site with a good picket fence, with cedar posts, and the sr.nie in substantially painted. We have erected nnd nearly completed a University building, 50 by 80 feet and two stories in height, beside belfry and observatory. The foundation is solid masonry: the work throughout of the most substantial clinracter. The building is divided into four roomß above, including the grand lecture room 3(i by HO feet, nnd six below, beside the entrance hull of 12 feet, running through the building. Messrs. Pike and Uussell are the architects, Jordan nnd Thorndyke the plasterers, nnd 11. Pike outside nnd H. Gorton inside painters. Ac companying we send a diagram of it, including the house for the Presi dent, etc. A good school of some thirty students is in progress, A. 8. Mercer, A. 8.. late of Ohio, teacher. The President's house is 40 by 50 feet, solid foundation, briek nnd cement cellar. It is divided into seven rooms below and three above, plnstered and painted. The boarding house is -1 by 48 feet, a plain box building, intended for a front addition if the school is thoroughly organized and developed. A full supply of the purest of spring water is constantly running, brought a distance of 1400 feet in charred pump logs. The buildings are all ready for use, and nearly completed. The grounds" are sown with wlicat and blue grass. There are some comparatively small contracts not completed, which will be as soon as convenient. We began in April without one dollar, we have done the work spe cified above. We have never dishonored an order. We have kept clear of debt as required by the law, and have not had any serious acci dent, or misunderstanding. Have endeavored to do our duty and no more. That we have not erred in judgment it too much to hojte. We have, as shown in our schedule report, selected nnd located in various parts of the Territory und of vnrious kinds and quality 20,151 79-100 acres of land. There remain to b;> located 10,928 21-100 acres. We have sold 20,524 70-100 acres at $1 50 per acre, making &10.7 87 04. A large pution of it is timbered land, worthless except for the tim ber, and that is decreasing every year materially, owing to fires and trespassers. We have expended SUOrJOO 60 as follows : Clearing and grubbing 7 acres of the site at 275 dollars per acre,.... 5t,925 00 Clearing and grubbing 3 acres of the site at JIG 2-3 dol lars per acre 950 00 Fencing the 10 acres 470 00 fi. A. Meigs, for material furnished, 0,901 32 Scabeek Mill Co., do do 1,307 68 l'nget do do do do 62 24 Seattle do do do do November fltli, 377 00 293 perch nick, delivered measured ill the wall, at $4 70 per perch, by Butler & Hyde 1,377 10 Hauling 198,212 feet timber and lumber at 81 23 per thou* Bind feot, by Butler k Hyde, 243 80 Other hauling by Butler & Hyde, 141 50 Hauling and teaming by D. B. Ward, 284 60 27,000 brick 285 00 177 hbls. lime 677 00 9 barrels cement, 41 00 Hauling sand by Wycoff at 91 60 per load of 20 bushels, 189 62 Iron work by White, 437 00 Stone and brick inaaonry, by J. Dodge, 340 00 do do do by Jordan 90 00 Pike St Russell, erecting university frame 9945 00 Pike & Russell, putting tip balustrade, cornice, fcc- 1,440 00 I'ikt;, Russell, and H. and M. Hitchcock, belfry, aiding, ca sings, base, including President's house 3,053 00 F. Mittbias, making 54 window frames at 95 50 per frame 297 00 Layiug upper fioor by 11. Beatty 80 00 Living under Hoor and portico's by O. J. Carr 100 00 Jordan it Thoradike, masonry, and lathing aud plastering at 33 cts per square yard 1,165 44 MeAUen, for tin work, stoves, scc., 875 18 Hiot and H. Pike, outside painting, 160 annates, 368 00 do do oilier work and material 99 60 11. (lorton, inside painting at 4 dollars per day, 330 50 I'sintiug by Clark at 4 dollars per day, 221 00 1). C. Beatty, for desks and chain, stained aad pat down (per dt«k aad two chain, 97) aad tamiag. 079 28 Delia fc Sbory. for doon, doyr columns, seats, hoards, rostrum*, fcc.. 961 80 1420 feet of (Map logs, laid down at 40 cents per foot by Bai ler fc Hyde 568 00 Making the spring and spring house, 60 00 The remainder, as shawm by the books and vouchers, has keen far aad isdTsttJ natasiu ansmirisMe ni'uln'tiaa fcaeasd thewdTtw haqgky for ra P Kt * aad caa at aay time be aesa bj rsfwiacs ta the Om 1 ipsnilkmra ksn hsra aa fulsaa 1 Webster. time and sxranaa, 73 deOam, 48 af which have bran drawn fiaa tke ttwnenry af the Territory by n wananl Tke etkar SO doUara we nmtd aa expanded an nniveraity eternal. aa rarak aaany other expendttnre. and the President paid it from nnivaraity fanda. Carr"* per time is 63 days, $907 00 Can. per expanas af trnedk* fce, 109 74 Making. NIC M Drawn and to be drawn from tks Traiinkl Trssanry. Bayley'e tiraa and axpaMa. «» U Braid si charging n portion of time and praantl asrviaa to Uai» T wl»* ft*!, ae it was part of expanse of bnHdtng. and lrapraeing. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, JANUARY 4,1862. We IttTr draws in Territorial warrant*, abo, far advert i.«ing in tkr IWrr and Democrat 8 2-5 00 For whvttwiiy and printing in Huadud. 37 00 For advertising in Nurih Wni 25 00 For attini of A. M. For, agent at (tfvmpia. £0 00 Trip of J antes to and from Vanrasrer land offer, jdatting. and trip »• and from Walla Walla, lo ia|l« Lnivenity interrata, 150 00 #2*7 (HI ArotST 29tif—.We received a letter fr>»u the Secretary and Act ing Governor, I- J. H. Turary. asking far the law »hieh. in our judg lui-ut. authorise* u» to sell University land*. intimating a doubt «f ibe pro priety of our net* in lhi» particular. After taking tne oath of ••180-, we regjnhd it an our tlmtjf to Lrrp tkr lair, ami mot to jmdftt it. wc bcre «ith send a copy of rnir reply, to «it: "On psge 47, Douatiou Act, auction 10 reads—" That iln-re l»e and hereby in grauted to the Territory of < Iregon two of land, iif„ to aid in the e*tahlii.buicnt of a University, ice. When W ushiugtoii Territory was se|uirated from t Iregon, two townshijis were reserved to each, in lieu of the two to Oregon. Page 64. section 4, Organic Act. '• Although different terms are hen- used, we conclude and maintain there was no de|Mirture on the part of Congress from its jiolicy as laid down iu section 10, above referred to, and which is the basis of our ac tion. "Tin* Territorial legislation is in the acts upon pages 4 an«l 17 and 18 of the laws of 1861. " Besides our own judgment tin* following arc some ot the reasons for believing tlie law invests us with the power to sell: " The Commissioner of the General Land Office, in instructions in possession of the Register, (Hon. A. A. Denny) sets forth 'that in case of grant*, if any further legislation is had by Congress, it date* back to the time of the grant.' We are informed that this question was dis cussed by the last legislature, and agreed to with remarkable unanimity. " We have had the sanction and assistance of the Hurveyor Gen eral's Register and Receiver's office. The former Acting Governor, (Hon. H. M. McGill) drew our bond, and did not intimate any objection. Legal gentlemen have taken lands in this way. The acutest and most eagle-eyed Mill Companies have purchased extensively, and have no hesitation in doing so. Besides, what injury can it work I It is clear that we have power to select—that Congress will approve the selections there can be no doubt, for we have not taken miuerals or salines. The Territory will not ignore its own acts. Hence, when the lands are se lected, Congress will ratify, and the Legislature, by one net, will ratify the sales. "The lands are entered upon tlie land records as "University Lands," and the officers of Government will not allow sales again of the same lands. That uneasiness could be produced and even trouble, ii men iu high stations should jiersistently strive for that purpose, we do not doubt. Hut if such will use their influence, if any thing is lacking, it will bu promptly supplied." We resper.fully suggest that yon continue a bonrd of conunission ers to complete the Vr-oik of selecting next year, nnd empower it to guard the lands against trespass. That you continue sales as at present, or upon time with interest, at the option of the commissioner. Before acting in reference to our work, von come upon the grounds and examine the whole nffair rigidly. That you give friendly legislation to organise the school and make it a credit and blessing to tlie Territory. Tim school is needed, as there is none of a high grade in the Territory. That you ratify the acts of the commissioners iu the selection aud sale of the lands. That yon order tlie taxes upon the sold laud to go to tin- Univer sity school fund. This will be better thnu to have kept the hind in view ol" advance in value. That you call the attention of the benevolent to the inMitiition, that they may be induced to remember it in their benefaction* and bequests. Memorial Congress to ratify our selections if it is needed. Allow corrections to he made by the commissioners next yecr, if any have occurred. To orr is humnn. After finishing present contracts, making any necessary improve ments, and obtaining necessary apparatus, the funds from the sale of lands bo irreducible, except at the instance of the board of directors that ■nay be appointed, the interest, taxes und donations to support the school. If in your judgment it is best to change the policy essentially, you allow at least three months to close contractu, have bills rendered and paid, and every thing properly analyzed and arranged. Auy thing short of this will be likely to injure tfie interests of the institution as well as the commissioners and other parties. Wo are fully satisfied it will be hotter for the University for all the lands to be aolu at an early day, as the taxes and interest u]iou the money will be worth more than the rise in the land. After completing every thing beguu, at least one half of the grant of Congress will remain for ati endowment ftmd;—the interest upon thia at Ten per cent, per an num* will make the sum of three thousand and five Hundred dollars yearly, beside the taxes. The Territory needs the facilities thus offered for educational purposes now. Hoping you in wisdom will give efficien cy to the great worn, we are. Respectfully yours. DANIEL 13 AG LEY, JOHN WEBBTER, EDMUND CAItR, L'nirunity Commissioners. NOTE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD. I have charred three dollar* per day actual service and positive wptiwa, In all some MO The 194 SS-100 MM a* tnentiooed In Mir report rf conuniwioo er'i e»pU part of that amrmnt. The balance I charged to Uni <V:«ity fiind account. The propriety of this uudcr the law was dovbt- AiL rhe following are naaoim for m doing: The 150 dollar* drawn la Territorial naiiant for «»riu< of Mr. Lodge, he did nat take. I paid him in enah from my own fknda. And lao of the SO Un far A. M. IW, and the 25 00 far the - Harthweat." I Braide I caabed a wnmat af npwarda of 100 delate far Mr. Unr, to enable lun to cany an Ma nan of the work, and have had to pay in ■amy traveling and ttma wk and have aa vet nat iwdwd ana rant in enah ftem the treaanry. Mnchef ny expeniv 1 legsrd aa part af the cant of at I ahanld hnve that inneh in that way. If yen do not alnw k. I akaß

net iimpliia. hnt kw« writ n IsiiAli to rat. In that event I M draw n warrant ham theTerritary for &e hakraee. mi nfknd to Uni """Yaln Uving* in tke PiiiHmi a have, the prapriaty af wkirk baa been qneatioMd by nar. I had to have an An hal raed fcne of rant cbawe the brat raara to tke hnaao In which IBvjd rti H wnn aaUL praparty and laoTtTthe genual klnjrf If yan aae J taanttd/raaaf ekarge,alh»maJmiSmSt!h!& 11 gatded brat. I nai stisngthsned in that bakaf after a fall trial ap to tUa than. Wa hara a Ke.Ono aakeaL witk anangeraonta far amdemta 6e« all parts of the Territory. Ths stnwss now inctods tks Ufhe Maths- Tks tarakor, A. A. Tf in 1 A. B. k ibmrab to Ji - i r"" mi kifk-tonsd toanlky. Uafreoity ftrade an pocraed ar prsrakid in rap port of the ecbooL ; Wadtata Territory baa MM In expect Mcfc mm and aft- I pencr to tWraMßntWni bra the artianaf yanr I ll.bady, and km 1 bopoi tkas* expectations My nat be disappaisMad. DANIEL BAG LET FutTAtmi.—A brilliant flirtation is a grand Japlay «f totliinc. It u filling two cups of aam«, oac of viiich at must drink, the other moat la drained I* the ona we have •■al led—oar fri«ud. It is a mockery of life's suUimest M ings frisodUhip. It is • desecration of life's dearest attribute , —lore. It is a stiinulatioti of reality to |«n»re realitiea anraal. i T«» a mind that La* lea rued to love the food of excitement, a flirtation may lie pleasant while the excitement last*, hot when its flame Jin out, and wc aee nothing bat the c«dd s*liw of tltsii|i|K>iutiuciir, atitl around the altar, where once the flame of* seeming love nxi burning, now well lindcen, and weigh their loss with oar gain*—'tis then we drink our cup i of sorrow lor the counte we have taken—theirs is already drained to the dregs. Flirtation always has an after-piece, and the closing per formances often leave hitter feelings. Flirtation, if it he all flirtation oil the one side, and all faith and love on the other, is like the game of some of our Indian trades, who give to simple native glass heads and feathers in exchange for gold nnd diamonds, or worthless trinkets in return fur articles of value. For a man to accept from a woman lier heart's best lovo in return for such little attention as lie can spare from the seri ous of life, or seek to win her heart just for the conquest, and then to refuse the nidation which a pure heart has lain upon the shrine of his ambition, is a cruel flirtation, is base trifling, is degrading crime. And, for a woman to u?e those winning graces which God fjave her a Itol)* purpose, to entrap hearts worthy of a true icarl's love, simply for Ihe cruel pleasure of seeing them droop under this disappointment, is a flirtation which will sooner or later visit the flirt with a cruel revenge. They who would trifle with puce affection, must belong to one or the other of two class; cither their affection has been flitted with, and slighted until theii hearts have become misanthropic, or they are wanting in priuciplo from having no purity 111 tho heart to bo trifled with. '1 hey therefore lovo a conquest upon others. Like pirates, they uavo nothing but tho craft in which they sail to lose, they arc ever ready for rich unguarded prizes. Friendship is the hearthstone of tli3 social world. Lovo is the siken tie which bind kindred hearts. Flirtation is tho banc which destroys both.— Wavcrly Magazine. THE HANGING PROJECT OF THE RKBBLS. —CoI. A. M. Wood, of the Fourteenth New York Regiment, now n prisoner at Richmond, gives in n private letter a thrilling account of tho drawing for the prisoners at Richmond, who arc to stand ns a set off against the condemned pirates at New York and Phila delphia. He had been at large on his parole until the 10th of November, when l:e was summoned to General Winder's quarters. On asking on what business he was wanted, Gen. Winder answered, that ho had a very unpleasant duty to per form, in fact the most unpleasant of his life, and handed to Colonel Wood a paper, which proved to be Benjamin's order to Winder to draw lots among Federal prisoners for a victim. Tl ic Colonel was escorted from the office to the prison, where lie found all his fellow-olHccrs, 75 in number, drawn up to await the sad issue. Tho names of the officers, oil separate slips of paper, having been put into a tin box, Gen. Winder requested the Hon. ALF. Ely to draw to draw from tho box one name who should be held in plueo of Smith, sentenced at Philadelphia. Mr. Ely, with evident emotion, drew tho fatal slip, and amid a death-like st llness, announced tho name of Col. Corcoran. Thirteen other officer, including Col. Wood himself, wero sent to the common jail at_ Richmond on tho following day. Col. Wood said of the position of himself and his fellow-patriots: " Yon may rest assured that our fate de ponds upon that of the privatecrsmen. 1 trust that yon will do all you can, consistent with your duty to the Govwrnmeut, to relieve those officers who wont forth to tight the battles of their country from a position of peril and distress." You ARE a BRICK.— A certain college professor had assem bled his class at tho commencement of tlie term, and was reading orer the list of names to see that all wero present. It chanced that one of tho number was unknown to tno pro fessor, having just entered the class— 44 What is your name, | sir ?" asked the professor, looking through his spectacles. 1 44 Yon aro a brick," wais tho startling answer. 44 Bir,' said the professor, half-starting out of his chair at the supposed imper tinence, but not quite sure that he had understood him cor rectly ; 44 sir, I did not exactly understand your answer." 44 You nre a brick," wss tho comjHised reply. 44 This is intol erable," said the professor, his free widening. M Beware, young man, how yon attempt to in**!} me." "Insult you," said the studeo» f in turn astonished, "how have I done irf " Bid yon not say I w»s « wrick?" returned the professor, trltfi stifled indignation. "No, sir; voo asked me roy MOM, and 1 answered vour qnestion. U. R. A. Brick—Uriah Reynolds Anderaou 'Brick." M Ah, indeed!" murmured the prufcesor. I* GOOD CnsDnw.—The Norfolk Dmj Book, under the head of - ratting Dead Yankees to sew Use," says: 44 We have recently aeeu some candle* whWi we were told had l«cn made 'from tallow and M fried fomn dead Yankee* who had been slain in several of the battles which have taken fdace between them and the Sontbemera. We don't know whether onr informant waa joking or wt, Ut certain H ia, the candles look mean eaongti and stink bad enough to have emanated IKMS audi a sanmn* * If oar rebel 44 Southern brethren " are *4 ilsartHnJ M tv soon, they will be too lean for as to retaliate this "toying" jjoeem. By ne*t spring they will he as peer M wild hap in A boy in a Sunday School was one* aakad hj hit teacher what economy maont Ha p*Mß|rtly anawarad, " Paring pulatoaa »l:in." Tha nnavat a« nmM«M a •mile, bat tha datahion waa riffct aafkraak want. Tha M had got a joat idaa of tha Mattar, lila rala only «ra~tad aany. in| oat, and applying to thing* ganarall, to ha parfe*. CSAMS vaa SRAENASMI.— Tha WWMMTO SMMMI of Dac. 10th any* thatatoatany nnaibar a# in auitalda aonouton Ihr pndaitg, raid «®»«ada»Hf aala in Walla-walla, and at food priaaa. Owawrf* fftlif Camaaa " maid do wall to nip sam to that aarkat j War K«m Cinn* sa*ru n UTIL-TWI . are HM; ifttMMiM awl fUmmmt iaeidaMa ia the ; of ike |>N|4C rbich KifU hav* M M to I expert as much. Katth CmfiM araa early filed n Kr accc-ri'in of a foe dm af wywli from the y««rth uflnbnißiaHb HifliMm. (liniuw ' of the Mo'tntM Mtb, ud Brio, froo tkt (\atna of Berne. The banders of thej*«ee»t city of New bern, pre it the aouuf New Berne, ftno the Me diate descendants wore aa itardy OMI l.rniot tt , tlietoaehre*; a rein of fretinjc characterised them, which diioliyrd itself in their earliest new*- |«per» and in the'erection of a large 11 anther «»f churches. It still exists in the practical form «»f an ex tended mid liberal system of common schools, well 1 endowed and su|*f>orted by the State with a sajpei itv quite common in the Southern slave States. {North Carolina devotes annually to her college* nnd ; schools $871,820, and thej are woll taught and nu j memusly attended, while South Carolina, maitv i times richer, can sparo but $74,000 yearly fur siuil i lur use. In 1774 an assemblage of delegates was held at Newborn, and recommended the calling of it Conri nentiil Congress, avowing the most patriotic senti ments, iind sympathizing with the |>eopie of New England ; and in the spring of the following year the famous Convention was held in at which the first Declaration of liidepeiideuco was adopted, thirteen months previous to the immortal one of the Continental Congress. The Mecklen burg DecluKrtioii litis given North Carolina almost a pre-eminence over the other original Stutes for sa gacity, courage and patriotism. Such a State us this would be insane indeed to forfeit hor high poei. tion. Her conduct during the Revolution was iid uiir.tblo, and tho notion at King's Mountain is 0110 of tho most gallant of tho wholo war, while her Southern namesake was to tho very last the priuul pal stronghold of the turios and disattectcd. APPEARANCES IN SOUTH CAROLINA. —Society in South Carolina must at this time be in a:i utterly disorganized and demoralized condition, and it seems probable that this the first State to hoist the standard of rebellion will be also the first to ac knowledge the dominion of the Stars and Stripes. In his late mossage, theGovornor virtually acknowl edged that so many of her troops had been sent to Virginia, tho State was not in a defensible position. Now. we cannot have less than forty-five thousand United States soldiers at Beaufort who are well armed and thoroughly equipped, and are prepared to advance into tho interior. Besides the negro population is moving, and however much wo may deplore tho existence of a servile insurrection, \vo have yet to deal with it as an existing tact. It has all along been contended by the rebels that the slaves were their fastest friends, and would be as ready as any to oppose an " invasion." But it has become evident that in this they either deceived themselves or have been guilty of wilful misrepre sentation.— 8. F. Herald. JOHN SLIDELL.—A New York paper tell* tho fol lowing <li»puraging anecdote of John Slidell, tho reliel minister, now incarcerated at Fort Lafayette: Slidell is remeinltercd in his youth by many ol<j gentlemen in this city, 110 was tho Hon of & mJluw chandler, a parentage of which he had the weak ness to he ashamed, unci which wua a source then*, and probably is now, of continued mortification. It is related of him, that on on© occasion in conver sation with a lady, noted and dreaded MS U wit, ho expressed, a desire tor foreign travel. 44 Ah 1" said the lady, " I huvo no doubt yon would And yourself very much at home in Greece /" Slidell withdrew procinitutely from tho onoountor, 44 That young man, said hi* persecutor, as he retreated, 44 needs t<» be dipped over again, fur he has not been w«ll moulded." CHARLES IX. ISO THB Bisnor.— Oll one occasion Charles 11. aaked Bishop Stillingfleet: " How it was that he always read his seriuous 'before him. when he was informed that he always preached without a book elsewhere?" Stillingflvet answered some, thing aliout the awe of so noble a congregation, the presence of «o great and wise a prince, with which the King himself was venr well contented. ••But pny," continued Stillingieet, 44 will yoar majesty give roe leave to ask yon a quest HIM ? Why DO vo'a read yoer speech**, when y«w ws have uouo of'the same reasons?" " Why, truly d«M«*\" relied the King, "yoar question M a very pertinent one, am) so will lie my a newer. I have wdced the two hous es eo often Ur en much asoaey, that I am aehasoed to look them in the fisce." All Umit>ini» tk« North talk atmmm. TWy j «wM fkm (hu* ipnnwnml to gfvmmi tfcair mm «»4id»h> nhrk null in IrhtwuA iww tW ww tiy. U««g» M. Mm. m PMl7iiil.hh. mU «f ! vMliiikjU! Ui«iMi| SeewhidVS* fbct StimmnEi!*o£Ji ■Mat; lyfct • f I . tfc— rtwuVw Ui. taftwa f ffam tbcir Mbtaaiad m*4 paa*iai4rf fmfrnmwt 4m- fZ af ** ** NO. 8.

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