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   Green Bay Spectator (Newspaper) - January 31, 1852, Green Bay, Wisconsin                               GREEN Uuioii, llio CoflstUutiou, and Enforcement it Its CLAY. tfssat- Devoted to Literature, Mechanic Arts, Agriculture, Politics, and General Intelligence. BY RYAN COMPANY-.! GIIEEN BAY, BROWN COUNTY, WISCONSIN: JANUARY 31, 1852. [VOL. 27. May It I'ulilitl'nl t'rti'l Xaturiliiii tJorning, fly 11YAN (JUMi'ANY. IN AIWAWUK; wli-> tlif ill'! annum, payatilv iiuarli ulhcu. UATKS OK AUVEKTI31MO. fiqunr-r two eacli niiilillu. 1 50 a mi eil yearly, will, priviUuT ..re notices ariiorupwariU. K wnrrxr. rs BLOCK, tniK. KHTIl.tMUB on MAIN STREET. S. II. COTTON, fVrroiiW, Couiisi-llor nnd Solicitor. Of- fico in tho Kmpiro Block, on Washington st., OreenBny.______________________. i-IOWE HAYNES, ly 1'. O. H. IloiftJ Coi'NSKM.oRS nud at Law, mid in Chancery. Office two doors south of the United States Hotel, up .IAS. nOWB. S1I.AS n. A. llAVMr.B. A Tho fo'iluivlti? pretty ml imlhctlc ballnd h Irom DickcnV Iliiuneliol-t Win li, II can nearcoly be read nilliijuliiwukuiiiiig lliu j( ihaiu wh'> luic it, null cueiy tiuiusim miJ "yui- [iniuutii; heart: A VIL.T. TAI.B, Tlio rooks arc. cuwing in the nlma. As on tho very day- Thai sunny morning, inothar dear, When I.ucy writ tiway And April's plevuntcleami have come, And April's leaves arc >n the when Will Lucy come again? M. P. LINDSLKY, c and Counsellor at Law nml Solic- n Chancery. Offloo in Puauoyer a Block, Adnms strret, E. II. ATTORNEY AT LAW atul Ocncinl Agent firpL-n Bav. Wisconsin. Ci II- "WOOD, A i ir.BSKV -nut at l-aw. anil (Icncial IJIIH CllM'.i. lu- ll I T. OiMialiif. Milwaukee, ytalM Hotel. Uiecn FKiiDKlVlCK r AC1CM? O, Arr.n-NiiV and Comncllor nt Law, and So- Kcitor in Chnnccry. _ Al-fli'ton, Otitiiga- inic fc swi-ri'T fV-rrouiKv's, Soliaitors and Connsollom in Law. and Notaries Public. Will atlemt to any in thr- way ol their (irofos- with they m-iy bo cntliistiul unit also rei'fivo niiplii-aliom for insurnnee in tha NfW York ProH-ctii'ii Insiirnncn Co Konw, N. V. Ik-rlin, Muruuotto roim- rtltUNKTTK, of lUown ncaily ISDWAUD OUTTiWAITJi, Cr.KUK of the Circuit Cotlrl, Urown county. Notary Public, Coinmissionerof Pct-dn for iho Mau-H of N'ou- York, New Jersey and MicliiKiin. in Dosnoycrs1 nt-w ItliildiliK, Adams tt., E. A. ]71i7TuiA INARM, M. D. tho U. S. Land will to all rull.i with lhf> pracliuo ol' McdiiMiio and Sur- promptly and with W. H. 15LODGKTT, and Ollior in_ Wv.issc's Illook, INicrry -itrcot, Orccu I'.ay._______ Oflieo in Pcstioy- I'IIV-ICIAN nnd Siirgoon. Illouk, CJreiMi Bay._____ D. Co'orJER" AYKK6, M. D. wilh promptiu'ss and fidrlity attend all call-i in iho jirnciiro of iMcdicinn and Snr- KCty. Ofllco two doors noilh of tlio U. S- llotol. Roidenoe two doors smith of the rti-hliytprian I'lmich, tin-en Bay. A. U. GllKKN, Apothcenry nnd IVrfiinirr. Pcaloi in I'nints, Oils, Stull's and (irocrrirs. Also Combs, fir. Witsliingtoti slroot, inn) door south ol L B. JJRA1NAHD, Collector, tor tlio port of llr the 1'oat Of'.cn. rcen Bay t JOHN DAY, in Dry Roods, Groceiii.-s, Clolliinjt i nnd Slioos, H.ttn, Cups, etc. Wash- n street, Green Day, Deale Tn A. A. ftlAM.KVO l.'n-i-krry, ami all ttto liiecn Bay llrven Hay. _ NK Wli Du-iilei in (Jrocories nnd Provisions. AV'hit- tii'y's Block, Washington St., Green Buy. ivuvisTiArrirA; Wholesale iind RrtnlUe.iIrM In HAKIlWAUK, CUOCKEKY. BOOTS AND SHOKS, NAILS, OL ASS, An. 'J CB mm HAY, Win Circumstantial BY MUS. llEI.Ii SMtTU. The spring is as it used to And all mint tho same And yet 1 Hie feeling now, That always it came It seemi as if to mo she made The nwcctnesii of tha Aa if I could be 3lad no more, Iv'uw Lucy is not ECOU19 but yeatorday, When in this very door You stood; and she running back, To wy good bye once I hear yen patting The last fond words you Ah! littla did we year, And Lucy would.be dead Hrfw all comes hnppy times, Before our father died When, blessed with him, wo kotw no want, Scarce knew a wish His and all our struggles on, And that worst dread, to know, From home, to poor to shelter all, That ono at Ust must go. How often do 1 blame How ofun d) I think, How wrong I nan to shrink from that From which sho did not shrink And whan 1 wi.h that I had gone, And know the wish is vain And say, sho might have lived, 1 How can ngiin. I dread to bu olom1, foi Ihcn, Before my swimming eyes, Her parting face, her waving hand, Distinct before me rise-, She rolls the wagon down tlio K watch it disappear-- Her last "deal fond "good Still lingering in my ear. Oh, mother, h id but father lived It would hate not been thus, Or, if God ttill h-td taken her, She would 'have died with us; She would have hnd kind looks, fond Around hot dying Our hands to yrfss her dying hanilc, To raite her dying head. I'm always now, Of what rmnt hava thought, Toor girl! as day on day went by, Ami neithei of us Of how sh" must havo yeained, one That was rot strange, to Havo longed one inofeient to havo set One look on yon :md me. Sometimes I -Iri-am n happy difiim I think that slio is laid oui ovn old village church, Whnro we so often played; And I can tit upon her grnvo, And wilh Imr we fluill Afr.r froiri where the city's noise, And tbronr.ing Ec not so, God judge for the best, And from a world of pain and woe, He tooUhrr to his rest; Why should we wish her back again Oh, freed from sir, and can-, Let ns then rs.tb.er pray Cod's luvc Ere long lo join her there. anil in A letter from Sun the Intt ar- lival icpicicnli   nord of our Buir which is of luxuriant growth, yields immens- ely of InurJ, ett'-h cf which contain" n num- ber of seeds "lid upon them ihe cattle of our hills oat and gr.nv fat when to all appear anco they nro f-edmg upon batter, Often tiinosth-' ground is eovnn-d.to the of several with the which is vciy nutritious, being of an oily aubttnnco. and lhat iu nVundnnnP. Mr- Slit-lion 'ins a new vnriely of o-iiley ihnl is crrtainlv the most exlrnordinnry ev- er rnifod- Thr graina are donWa utual nnd firm. A few nf the seeds were l-ro'iglit from liynf ri-ncti- nion from whirh he raised in State ft rtop. It seventy-flvn btiihoU to llip acre-, eacli bushel weighing eixty-sis 1 One Saturday afternoon, some years since, a- boutthebu room of the only publie houso in the little village of S------, on Lake Erie, were gathereda number of gossiping idlers, sea far- ing men and farmers. Altliongu early in the afternoon, the lu-avy clouds of an approaching Htonn eo darkened tha shore, that candles weia lit, and in tlu-irdim light the gathered crowd lis- tened to the beating of the wavca upon the btiaeh, and Ilia distant roll cf thunder that an- nounced tho coming strife. It was onooflhtifie scenes that occur when a mighty tempest'Comos down on Erio's inland not, and tha dnlleit see- med struck with impressive grandeur. Sailors drank from their poisoned cups with less noise and the village politicians were less absorbed in the presidential clecticn. One of the number more uneasy than tho rest. A young man, of mild prepossessing appeatance, with a ri3o inhis hand nnd a powdtr horn stung over uhouldor, for he had but few minutes before come in from gunning, pacid to and from the door, looked at the troubled bay and clon-ly sky, and frequently asked an old captain of a oeuouner when he wouli be nblo to night i "To night 7 Kf, tit 1" he responded to ons of these enquiries: nor next day, [expect. Tina Wn storm looks as if it was go- ing to lend off a dance for a good many flirting ones, and I don't believe in puttm1 out iu such corrupts good manners, ns the id. You eetfin to be in a great hurry, cotmmle nui. This Sea Gull brought me ill news from this murniiig and I will double your passugo money it you will run mo down to C. tonight." Not I. I wouldn't undertake it for four times tho money." Silence J by this reply, the youngman returnei sadly into tho hounc j and silting down, tlirtis his hands into bis pockets, with tho dogged ai of one who makes up his mind to be conteutei vvnh a positive evil. JI-------- W--------had been in a E. P. DOANE, yviiulos.ilK nml Rrtail Prnlrr In llnrt 1'rorlliomi litlKEN II.IV, WK-C0.1SI.1. The few tVius raif-d at Bear WPTC putchnsrd l-n at twenty five priird, samplft of sfnd to York which will be at yotlt Com fuw woelcs, and although a stranger, had im pressed its inhabitants reti ring, and, as all thought, kind was he in man rienind disposition. Tho business that brought him to the place waa by no moans settled, and the intelligence he had received must have been a very praising to make one naturally so brave a storm that caused the haniiest sailor to shrink from duly. He had been sitting with u look of discontent but a short time, when the clatter of horses feet were heard in the utrcor, and a man, pale and tremb- Ung, stood within tha doorway. 'His first dis- coiuint utterance wa> the word No expression of or terror can send tha same deathly chill to the heart as that one word of terrible import, and paralyzed with btupid sur- the gathered crowd enquiringly gazed at- the brtal'uleij messenger of evil. Before ho could rtUilt what seemed to choke hU utterance the Sheriff of tha county hastily entered and ar- "J'or the young man. murdui of Millie was the item i cply. It wanted only Ihislo swell tho hnnible ecn- fition that lud fallen upon the crowd. Jlillie a littU girl ten or twelve years of age, was the only child of icipsctablc patents living withsnamileof S-----, in her sprightly loveliness won the affection of all tho villogcrs. Tbo cifoimstances attending her death were as The nAieiila, as was frequently their custom, tho honse mider the charge of Millio, and lad been too gicatcr part of the day making mrthasos and iu the village. Hurrying lorne before the com ing storm, the agonizing parents found tlicit house robbed and their only child brutally murdered. The news spread t.ip- idly, and s on the curioua nhd cooler neighbors were looking can-fully on all marks tho vio- rence had on the premises. The hojren, n large frame one, stood coma distance from the road. The iront door was found open, tho inner doors unlocked or broken, ctery drawer, chest, i or cupboard fdrtcil, ritid their ronU'hts tcattetud over the floor. In the garret, to which the poor little creature had proba- bly tied, Millie was found coveied with blood that flowed from a stall in her her little hand glaring an old bed p'rfst, white itround her neck a white handkerchief was sligh ly knotted. Cpon Hi-i floor of tha hall one Of (he neigh- bors picktd up a squirrel with one fortf gone and its hoad scalped by a rifle ball. A young who had been chopping wood in a neighboring immediately recognized Has ona had shot that afternoon he was by, and picitiiig il up, rcmaiked to W-----the exseHeatshot he mada. >V------ loft him m the direction of Wocd'.houit, with Oic 6.juii- rel in hi. hand ihu UaudUictiiet unwound Irotn Milli >'s neck had the letters M. W. in one corner. 'I rue, these were the initials of Millit's own name but her mother positively avowed she ownrt' no snch article. Satisfied with tlitw circu nstances the officer at once arrested1 W------. 'rom the time the murder was dis- covered to that of W-----'s arrest was jutt two hours. 'tie pri oner wan hurried to tho nearest ma- gistrate, a id. the evidence I havo detailed given before hirr In addition to this, spots of fresh blcod wen found on his coat sleeve, and ns Woods ha t been robbed of tome gold and silver u leculiar character, two or three of the pieces wo e found upon the unfortunate man's person. This rivited the final {ink and tlie crowd grc v furious. Li Ufa Millie, so loVcd and loving, all remembered asttthild of tfveir own, and die ti be butchered for law see- med too E ow and mild for vengeance and th< graat now swelled to hundreds, sway- ed to and fro chanting angrily for blood: A Conv ct but lately from prison, hastened forward v-ith a rope, threw it over a pust.wliile some of t la citizens in answer to this rmito sug- gestion, b irried tbo unfortuaate prisoner toward the impn mptu gallows. Oh, g ntlamen I" screamed the young man, at what appeared his inevitable fate. "Have ra Tcy upon I ve mercy." Hit vo ce was drowned in a roar from the crowd. 'Who had mercy on little Millie! kill lim again they pushed him to ward the tatal post. "Oh, G cried the unhappy man in bitter anguish i nd trembling like a child, "will no one pitv mo- -I havo a widowed vait a little a little while 1" One, ilona, answered this last appeal. A young la A'yer of eminent ability, and personally popular, sprang forward, isversd the rope an .clearsilvery voice that rung ottthigh above tl s tumult, said "My friends be earoful of your acts. You are about tc do what in this man you uwful n urdcr. Chain him what you will to f scuro tha criminal, but respect the law." "And g ve squire D. a chance to clear interrur, ted the cor vict I have mentioned. t iat man fresh from the cells, I have no- thing tc say. But to you, my companions, neighbo -t, friends I appeal- Why w U you do cruel thing f What right have yc a to commit a murder 1 How will you answer o the Great Giver of all good for this Where 3 your authority "He -rtio sheddelh man's blood, by man shall bin responded a harsh, solemn voice, D id the crowd turning saw, where a torch waved .-ver a stern unfeeling face, the counten- nance o their preacher. It was a time when tho gatl ercd by some great ob- stacle, j-ausss in its rash career, and for a mo- ment tl ere seems a doubt whieh way the tide will flo .v. Tha awful paeaage so solemnly foil on the crowd at that moment, when thesliy itest word wouldhave turned them from their p'.rposa, arid, stimulated as it seemed to thsm b'r a inmand from heaven, they once more s- izcd their trembling captive, when the old caj tain, whom W-----had importuned for a phisas- cUitned lo be heard "t'oi said he, "Sqiiiio B. thinki we light to hang this fellow. Well, I'll tell yon wl al well do. wanted to eail with in'e Hothalld'oso. We'll take him out nidi! tin Itay, tic him iri ail open boat and set him nc rift. Then the Lord have mercy on him. What.' ,iy A "H! out of approbation was Ihfl response, and they hi tried W------to tho shore. In the mean while he storm grew loud, nnd, when in 'he n ght, their torches beaten out by the wind and ra n, the great crowd heard the angry waves dashin over the rude pier, their courage failed seven -nly were found ready for the entcrprize. Claml ning upon the deck, with their victim in their nidst, the cables were cut, and thi little bark, like a frightened bird, flew out to sea. Per iaps no fceno ever painted itself c'rl the canvas of reul life so startling, weired straiif? J as this. While tho atout hearted skip- per et ered the bark, the convict assisted by four of hU companions, tied to tub open boat and tb i preacher, kneeling up6n the deck, was heard between the pauses of the thunder, far a bovc vaves and wind, catting upon heaven Id bless heir unholy act. open Jake was gained, and the wretched man, egardless of his'entreaties and screams, was fiven to tho foaming waters. In a glare of ligl triing, tKat was followed by a deafening peal c t thunder, they saw thair victim rise upon a hug) wave, then plunge into darkness and death beyond. Sin rt time had the executioners to dwell up- their il'hless deed. Their lives were in jeopar- dy. V storm so violent has seldom been equaled and tl e little craft waa worked, save the skipper by ui ikilful bauds. Desperate efforts were made to Ki ai" tha bay, but the entrance was nanow and i iliicitf, while commands misun- were promptly executed, so that thol Icgotul, one suYiny an VwTi'rly bark run upon a ledge of rocks nnd quickly went gentleman of staid, respectable appearnnrr, ac- topU-ccs. Two only of th'iH Mraiigc craw were comjwnicd by his wife and children, his clergyman and convict together rea- way from the steamer to one Vrin'uyal hotels. After securing rt.o'tin, ha walked fnto-the streets, tie earnestly (canned the signs as he passed. He stepped before o'na that reud "Attorney at he uinl then, with a start as if the determination had .1 spice of the rfsspernta in aJrcnrled niid entered the office. An tnun seated at a table surrounded oy books an.l pa- chcd tho shore. Some three years hfler these events, the Kov. M. H------waa awakened one night by a request to come immudiutoly and administer religious consolation to a prisoner who in at- tempting to escape from jail, had been mortally hurt Tho Rav. gentleman fold ing his cloak a- bout him, and accompanied by th juiler, threa. ded his way through wintry streets towards the prison. The demand for u clergyman, and Mr. H------in particular, by the convict, the jailer informed his'companion, while on their route, astonished him greatly. Tha prisoner was one ot the hardened offenders that it _had ever been his-fate to meet with. Twice in the State Prison, and now sentenced for a third time, he had attempted to escape by filing off irons, forcing a lock, awl climbing to tlie roof of the jail, intending to lower himself by means ofbed into tha street. But the roof being all ice, be lost his footing and was thrown thirty eet on to th'e frozen ground. The tteverend gentleman paid little attention to tha talkative official as they paced along. was meditating upon th'e thorns that lined the way of the transgressor; but he calmly medi- tated. Troubles of such magnitude, touched iim ai lightly as did the cold of the December night, his well .prote'et'ed fcarson, nnd he looked upon their trials as quietly as he did the patches of gleaming snow they passed, or the star-beams that struggled thro' the wintry They found the prisoner writhing in pain up on his bed, in the gloomy cell lit by a single can die, and alone, for the surgeon had pronounce] his Case hopeless. "You've come at he growled, as .th clergyman approaching the bed, took from be neath his cloak a Bible, and Irejjrn the dutrei ptr taining to his sacred mission. "You've com at last. I thought I'd goontb'f fore you came." Lord spares you for r'apentancc, let us lose no time." "No he don't Don't be didn't send to you for that." "The sands of Ufa are fart. In a few moments you will be in th'e of your Judge, and repentance too Ule 1" "It's a space too lato "Thinlc of your past of the eternal punishment awarded by an ofiended The answer to this, was nn impatient eaths, that made even the jailor's blood chill. "I will not said Mi. sternly, "and hear thin awful blaBphcaiy, I wain you now, "Wcll.lieten your curted pataver-1 Don't you know The clergyman held tha candle to the convivts face, and ciarted with astonishment. you knew, do yon? Yen will listen now. f'-l. nilrltt If'A tl tnH_t Oil, p'crs. t Inviting the new comer to be Ha peered nt him, through hia spe'cttclar, and I'M- cjuiricd his busin'en. you do not rernember 1" "I caanot say that I answered the Attor- ney, slowly is U in doubt. "Do you not remember pleading in Win If ol a poor {tltow about being lynched fera murder, some thirty j'ears "Mr. M------W-----1" 'exclamed th'e lawyer, joyfully. "Can it be possible? I never forttVt ace, and yours 1 saw in a frame work th tt nigli't iat ought to impress it up'oa my mernory for ver. But I thought you dead years a ;o. (fit down, and t'eltme all., "After I was thrown from this v'tii'el said W------, seating himself, "i was so that for some tirae I had no conscious- nesa of what occurred.. On Docomirg more collected, I found my ooat half 'filled with water, riding heavy waves, airf every second I expected to go undTer, ir be'rapiiied, and so drown. This hot occurring, I liegan t? ook about me. I found the cord by which 1 was tied, passed over my shoulder. I mtuiaged to get It in my mouth, arid soon jnawtd it apart, This, loosened my hands, so that in a mill; ti I'm bound to go fraod niyself arid sat up. With an ol. cup that I found in the I bailetl out the water, arid then breaking up one of tat seats, I managed the little affair so as to ship no more of the waves and m ftis Way Vode 'out the itorrn and night. "By morning the wind had ioistaWnat snb- ndcd but soexausted was I by feat and tigus that I was forced to lie down, and was soon sound aalcrp. WVmn I awakened the was setting, and as far ail could [see un every side, a dreary waste of waters. Strange as it way sound, I was gn-nily re- lieved. 1 feared nothing so much na ngain Into tho hands of taat Wriiblo mob. "The full moon came out, making ih4 scene as light almost day, antt tt gentM brceie springing tip, I took my hsten- You rcmemiier tho night we t< ssisl that W- he howled nnd prayed, oh! look to yourself 1" did my duty as a ministc.-." "Ah, ha! yon did, did you! You did your duty in drowning n poor devil for a murder he never committed1! Do you hear that? foi a murder he nevei A tremor like an ague, ran Iliough the preach- er's frame, and then he stood ail one diatiiayed to dumbness. "He never the tiling. I murdered Mille Woods! I chased her to the garret, and killed her. 1 was there robbing the house, when W------came. 1 heard him fpaak kii.dly to tUo child, give her the equirrel, nnd then leave. A rriinuta after sh'a was a dead baby.nnd W-----had Ihe blame.' have mercy on groaned the di- vino. "How t laughed to see you rim that poor y down, when I slipped the gold in his pocket. How ho prayed and beggi-d, poor dev- il, for mercy i" The preacher wrung his hands in agony! still groaned, "Lord tiave riieicy on "Yen, yes 1 it's our tima I won't 1 won't! I'll die gamo; but you can said he had_a mother, a widowed wr all went you and I, pareon, came up together, now we go Tha divine twisted His ciiiul firigcrs, and moaned as one afflicted in his "See! sebi'' Bhoiiled the c.Jrivict, half risihg with the delirium, that urhertd in he he riiles, hurt me, 0! please I choke him now, hear widowed mother! Vfe strike! we're going he criedi and throwing his muscular arm round the preach. er and pulling hirh to the pill down we go, his hold relaxed; the voice ceased: a shudder run thronch iron frafnf, and the wretched criminal no more. 4 In tima Ihe Tillage of S------grew to a cily. Many of its old citizens had emigrated or were dead, and among the edit on the broken seat ifclVfc this for drifted, as near as T could niaUe out bf the stars, in trie din clion. I knew, vooner or later, i must strike the Canada shore, but now far I had been cur' tied in the stotm, I could not of lliat long night t Hoatcd on. I saw the moon (to'down end tho starS Ihdo into tho cold gray light of morning, nnd then Ihe sun eanie up blear, cairn day but no land was to be bti't (littering water. I imagined at one tirae nceing in tbo dim dietaneo n sail, but If one It immedi'. ntely 'disappeared. About noon J notieeil something floating and ott dling my boat alongside, Ibuhd It n hatn of goods carefully cbrdtsd tdgelher. I hislrn'erl it, almost wiilioilt iiiotlVe, tohiy and njain lyiiigdewn was soon asleep, 1 was a- wakened by a slioiit, and s arting up, foiinil t running in close to n wooded shore nmt n number of men sturing in wonder nt my appftarancc. In answer to my renuesl, ono of thorn waded iii arid pulled my boat to the Innd. I learned to my great relief that 1 liait reached the Canada side, within a few miips af It was siippoioil that I had lieert shipwrecked to wiiicti my bate of goods once gnvo coloring, and secured 101 i'.le u hind opening rhy bale ilni next day, I ibiiml it iilled with c  water had not damaged them. This had lost from somis wfeuk In iri.i latb storm, and noting the addi-ess with llm intention of soriie day, I sold contents, and with the procesiU made my way to New after my mother's" death, joined an expedition fitting out !ii South America. In this new Homo 1 married, and engaged in There I lived until 1 leaHied, a fsvr mb'nlhJ since, my innocence of that eruel deed had been made known by tint confession of ihe real criminal. "I knew you1 guiltlais at the Itineot the said the lawyer, when W. finished reeoantingliis strange escape. cireiimstahces were too evident against yiiu I liavo suceeedsd Ih thy profession i fcy snihe little knowledge of human nature, ami it taught ihe to bo very aliepioiotis llf whit it known as circumslantint evidence. It ii ri maxim mnch relied on in law, that bircnrfl evidence is iho very sticng'sl dence. So it is if ccrreotljr, bui wtwt and among the remaining, the events I convinces a common mind of one narrated had fadtd into un almost unit! tarn leads a more acdte one to an   

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