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THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1873.
J. A. MACaiURPHr..i-...A.-EiTOB.
r. W. Tipton, Brownville.
?. W. flitchcock, Omaha,
f ehn TafTe. Omaha,
U. S. Senator
U. is Senator
R VT. Furnas. Brownville,
J. J. (Josper, Lincoln,
J.B- Western. Beatrice,
li. A. Koenig. Cole tubus.
Bee. of State,
K. Webster .Beatrice.
. M. McKenzie. Line In. Supi. Pub. Instruc'n
Om. B. Like. Omaha. Chief Jut ice,
Daniel Gantt. Nebraska City.V., , t j
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Have you "ary" a small size-i cockerel,
that won't disturb the neighbors by
crowing too loud ? We want to "borry"
him for a few hours to crow on Bonds,
Three hundred, the Herald said four
hundred and over, gentlemen. We've
done it 1 Now for work, live business,
as soon as spring opens. Messrs. Rail
road gentry, fetch on your spades and
We have received a letter from Lin
colrfwhich eays: "Insert an Advertise
ment for B'a Plus hat." We don't
take not up to snuff, don't even know
who B. in but as we like to please our
readers, and if anybody has found B's
l'lug hat, they will please return it to B.
Randall, of the Lincoln Statesman,
called at our sanctum last week, and left
bis "keerd." Good boy, George.
lion. John Taffe has our thanks for
copies of the Washington Globe. We
have waded through one and a half of
'em already, and shall keep the rest for
We have received a neat little childs'
Magazine called "The Nursery" for
youngest readers. The print is coarse
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SSSXTSNCSOP" 0TO "SESA7023 AOT
SZPBESE15TATIVES AT WASHEiS
T02T. Hon. P. W. Hitchcock 1321 F St.
" T. W. Tipton 2G I street.
" John Taffe National Hotel.
The la e snowstorm was very severe,
and extended, so say our exchanges,
over the New England an J Middle and
l"'?LerQ States to Topeka, Kansas,
northwaru t, , , , , , ,
,i T " IakeiS, and south below
Wo. I0 St. Lonu-they have the
heavest fall nf ' .
cuun mown tor
1 n nof a
THS EISTJ3AXC2 CUZ3TI5XT.
Capt. Palmer, the well known Insur
ance Agent and Adjuster for the Home
Insurance Company, is after ye editor
with "hot blocks," on account ofThe
article! on insurance published in lasf
' T$e Lincoln Journal treats the sub
jectofj Insuaranco something after the
same manner as ourselves, and the Cap
tain is out with a letter in that paper
which'fee requests : us to rc publish. It
is too long for that, but wo will give the
salient points therein, and the Captain
shall have all the chance to vindicate the
present system, possible. . Never shall it
be said that the Herald refused to
hear both sides of a question, or refused
to lay the same before its readers. Ho
commences : '
"I am no writer, and am not sure
that I can succeed in making you un
derstand that if you penned that article
you were either out of your right mind
or else you know nothing of the subject
And a little further on he says :
. "Your readers will say : Oh! he is
an Insurance Agent; that's what's the
matter. For truth, I am ; and on that
account I shall credit myself with some
knowledge of what I write. Were I
to write a column on the printing busi
ness, I might make up a statement as
far from the truth, as yours on Insur
ance." For a young man that is "no writer",
he opens out well; and permit us to say
that the Captain has wiitten a very
handsome letter, and given us all some
of the very information we needed, and
that which he or some insurance agent
ought to have given the public long ago.
Before we go any further this naturally
brings us to his second charge, that we
don't know what we write about, and
hedoes. Now, Captain, whatever other
editors may do and we know some
things, called editors, write whole col
umns of trash on subjects they know
little of the Herald has made it a
rule to try at least and post itself up
reasonably well before advancing argu
ments in matters of such importance
that th whole community are interested
in them. We have thrown whole acres
of anti-railroad letters in the fire since
we have controlled this office, simply be
cause the writers showed themselvees
ignorant of the matter in hand, and un
just and unfair to the railroad compa
nies, and beeause we had not the time
or the information at hand to write in
tclligently on the matter, and would not
commit ourselves fo!ihly to misstate
ments. In this case, before our article on In
surance went into print, we hunted for
Captain Palmer, himself, to give us
some information about these matters,
and could not find him. Captain Ben
nett was not in his office, and Captain
Payne has no office down town. They
were all the Insurance men we knew in
town ; but, we editors are not the only
ignorant men in Nebraska, permit the
Herald to say. Since that time we
have personally inquired of no less than
three Insurance Agents (who had not
seen Capt. Palmer's letter) and found
them totally ignorant of the facts stated
in the Captain's letter, viz: What pro
portion of the money sent out &f the
State in premiums come back as pay for
losses the reasous of the present high
rates, and so on. Not one knew any
thing about the matter. We'll call this
ignorance question even, then, my friend,
and come down to
Statement Showing the amount of
business done by the Fire Insurance
Companies, doing business in the State
of Nebraska, during the year 1871, (the
buiuess for 1872 not yet reported), as
per sworn statements filed in the Audit
or's office 34 companies in all :
Total amount at risk in
the State $8,095,024.00
Total amount of premiums
Total amount of losses paid 123.4S5.00
Lxpenses ol runaing the
business, including com
missions, salaries, adver
tising and other expenses
estimated at 33J per cent
of the gross receipts,
which estimate is from
the experience of the
last 10 years, 33,287.00
laxes paid by the compa
nies into the State Treas
ury. 4 per cent, of cross
Total amount, of expendi
tures as above by the
taxes. 1C0.7C6. 44
Lxcess of the expenuitu-es,
over and above' the re
ceipts, in the State for
the vear 1871. by these
How about the drain of money fratu
the State by the foreign insurance com
panies? $r0,905.44 more money paid
out in the State of .Nebraska by these
31 foreign insurance companies than the
whele amount received by them in the
True, $72,000 was paid the State for
her about-to-tumble-uown insane asylum.
Deducting this asylum loss as one extra
ordinary, we have $11,094.56 as the net
result of a year s business in the btaXe
Risks are worth more in Nebraska
than in any other State in the Union.
Our towns and cities are of a specula
tive character. Our people more so.
Suppose by some hook or crook the capt
tal is moved west from Lineolu, (a thing
not altogether improbable), wouldn't it
affect Lincoln some I by is it that
property is worth in many a Nebraska
town 33 per cent, less than actual cost?
How about some of our fine buildings
(covered by insurance) in Omaha, Plats
mouth, Nebraska City, and Brownville?
How much is our State University
worth? Who would pay $115,000 for
it? That is what it was insure! for
only a few days a ago. The wind blows
in this State once in a while. Flue had.
buildings hastily put together. When
lanr? cities crow up in a few days we
cannot expect that all the work is well
done. As to the rates, they are uni
form. 'Tis true that before the Boston
fire risks were carried on stocks there at
45-100. Now 1 will defy you to show
me a risk rated at less than 1 per cent
in Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, or ?Mew
York. Hates charged the West are ex
actly the same charged the East. Is it
not apparent that there is a difference
in favor of Eastern risks.
Can wo afford to pay our present rates
and do business at all ? Have the losses
re the losses
-v.-.. with I
great as to warrant doubling tho rates of
insurauce in Nebraska ? That's, thej
point. Because some fool agent, to get
his commission, or to please some public
officials,. pwhaps insure a lot of worth
less buildings for twic their value, and
they burn upj is that &hy reason hard
working, clost-Iy-pinched merchants, and
other "busine men- fhwitd-b eharged
up with the loss and made to pay doub
le? Or, again : because in 1871 insur
anceeempanies - happened to pay back
$11,000 more than they took out, does
it follow that this amount covers the
drain of years that have been the other
way. Averaging the loss of 34 compa
nies rjjany of whom took unwise risks,
and were by Lis own statement wild
cats does not prove that two or three
good compauics doing a safe business
can not insure the honest business com
munity for Ies3 rates thin they now are.
We have no desire to drive any good
companies from our State, nor need
some iuquiry into their business do so.
Any business in which the whole public
are interested, should be willing to open
its books and manner of doing business
to the public to some extent, and allow
fair inquiry and honest criticism in these
The facts are the human animal (like
some brutes) is very apt to squeal when
stuck. The high rates have cut hard on
the people insured they squeal, and
have cut back, and now the insurance
men do the squealing. There is no rea
son we should quarrel over the matter,
though, nor will wel"
One thing, Captain, you may call the
attention of your own and all other com
panies to : Tho uses of the American
newspaper. If the company you repre
sent had said to you long ago "Captain,
you are eminently qualified for the busi
ness, write the people a good letter ex
plaining these difficulties, and the rea
sons for our high rates, and have it pub
lished in the Nebraska Herald and pay
the editor for the same," it would have
obviated some of the "croaking" you
The American people are not rapa
cious, nor unjust, nor mean with their
money, as a rule. They want to know
where it goes, and what they pay it for ;
and if it is aact that your companies
pay more back or anything like so much
as you get, or even that you cannot af
ford to lessen your premiums, and you
had honestly told us so, we should not
have grumble ! nor "croaked," as you
call it On the coutrary, the only answer
we could ever get from the average in
surance agent was, "Oh, I can't help it,
the companies order it," "I don't know,
Chicago fire" "Bostor fire did it.
All the companies raise their rates."
Now, Mr. Insurance Companies, that i
was about all the satisfaction we, the
people, ever got about the cause of the
increased ' rates ; and putting this and
that together your own agent's story
and the tightness of the times, have
evolved the cry "we don't want to pay
for Chicago and Boston fires, give us a
We would like to add that one source of
dissatisfaction between our people and
the various companies or monopolies
as some like to can tncm-uoing oust-
ness here, is just this .want oi data or
facts or of real reasons for any change of
policy adopted by the corporations.-
nri - T"i i mt v 1
toe average iiauroau, eiegrapii anu
Express official, below the rank of Su
penntenuent knows nothing and seems
to care less to give any satisfactory an
swer about any 6ueh thing. The ster
reotyped reply is "The company orders
i( its none of my business, Iv'e oniy to
collect so and so much." The Super
ititendents are away in Chicago, or New
York, or Boston, and when here sail in
an atmosphere not attainable by com
mon mortals (sometimes) and the result
is the business of the company looks to
a worried and harrassed shipper or news
sender like a system of unjust and ar
bitrary laws without sense and reason
only the autocratic will of some soulless
Undo this gentle-
men, give us your reasons, let us hear
your side of the question without a re-
sort to investigating committees and
sworn affidavits (when the thing has gone
too far). Give your local press a chance
to defend you on good honest ground,
and my dear Captain, and all other men
of like ilk, you will have no reason to
complain that the Press has done you in
One thing more, Cap : You handed
us some money for the Herald, last
summer, very nonchalently saying:
You "supposed you should support the
paper for the good of the town, &c, but
you never read it much." My d-.ar fel
low, we have this consolation : you have
read one issue of the Herald pretty
faithfully, it seems.
We thank Captain 1'almer for his let
ter, in the name of orur readers, aud it has
opened our eyes to some facts. Let us
wipe this all out, Captain, and begin
over again on the Insurance question.
Come and see us, old boy.
We call attention to the new Ad. of
E.T. Duke &Co. for 1S73. This is
one of our oldest and most reliable firing
and we hope they may have a trade this
year proportioned to the investment
they have made in the town.
TEE SA1IA1TA EAT SCSE2IE
Is simply an American "John Compa
ny which will absorb tne island and
rule with an iron hand tho inhabitants
therein in a few years. It is the East
Indian scheme of England westernized
in more views than one, and if carried
. ?it r i .i I. : ,1
oucwiu create precise.y iub
or a monopoly wun mo same resuua.
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neiner it wouia particularly injure or
benefit the United States nmiins to te
seen. trovernment. at least, snou.a
have nothing to do with such a plot.
mi j t . j
again. ine sneeiea gonsta oi covereu i
wacons are squeaking and gibbering in
the streets of our metropolis. Yesterday
firt spring invoice crept up from the
," .rrS of ThV rivr and sailed away
-i H n''V '
Rev. J. E--Roberts,. of Brownville,
gave a public rcading'at that place on
the 23d insU .
Frel." Douglass lectured' in Omaha
Tuesday night and in Lincoln Wednes
day night. i v j
The young ladiei f Lincoln are get
ting poetical vide Lincoln Journal of
A waiter girl al the Donovan House,
Omaha,named"Maggie O'Brien falls
heir to ten thousand dollars, by the death
of an aunt; and the next day a Mrs;
Bushnell, the mother of Cora Clinton,
who created such a sensation in Omaha
some time ago, receives news ." of the
de-ith of an aunt by which she receives
twenty thousand dollars.
Ex-Governor Butler has been ill, but
A resolution has been presented to the
Legislature to buy the Pawnee Indian
Reservation, and remove the Capital
The Nebraska City New$ advocates
starting a Corn Starch Factory instead
of a distillery, for the consumption of
our surplus corn.
The following dispatch from Senator
Hitchcock shows that tha prospect is
good for the passage af an appropfia-
tion, in Congress, for a Post Office and
Court House in this city, at the preseBt
Washington, D. C, Jan. 27.
C. H. Gere: Committee today re
ports one hundred and thirty thousand
dollars for Lincoln Postoffioe.
P. W. Hitchcock.
Harry Deuel, of the B. & M. R. R ,
Omaha, was struck with paralysis, on
Dr. Sisson, a prominent physician of
Omaha died on Saturday last, of Ty
A HET7 CONSTITUTION
We want it, we need it, we'll get it ;
but it will do us no good if gained by
unconstitutional or revolutionary means,
The present constitution provides for a
way to make the new one and that way
should be followed. The path of duty
and the path of right are one, in this in
stance. It is the fault of our American
people to be impatient and it is peculiar
ly the fault of Western man, and it gets
worse the further West you go. No
good ever came of disregarding the plain
laws of the land and "emergencies"
ought to be played out in this State.
It has been justly and truly said that the
present constitution is the result of
sharp practice and fraud, and we are, as
a consequence, suffering therefrom. Let
us not make the same blunder twice;
but rather, arrange our affairs in so de
cently and orderly a manner that even
our enemies will admire our prudenee
No constitution brought about by
"short cuts" will ever be satisfactory to
a large proportion of our people and it
is time we learn that laws are effective
only as they are grounded in the hearts
of all the people
T2EII A17D U077.
Xhe first railroad in tbe Unite(1 States
wa, buiu in tlft year 1830 23 miIea in
,engthf anJ mw the j3altimore &
Qhi d j . ruQ fc h
until 1832 when the Locomotive - was
firt used. Now we have 53,399 miles
of Railroads in the United States.
ti c i t ' r
j-nree oenaionai inveMiRaiion Win-
mittees indifferent States -arc now in
operation ; on Patterson in South Caro-
lina. Caldwell, in Kansas, and Borv. in
Missouri. These Senators are all ac-
cused of obtaining their seats by bribery
and the undue use of money.
UTTELL'S LTVIN& ASE.
The January number of this Maga
zine begins a new series, and with en
tirely new serials; one by Erckmann
Chartain ; one by i'ritz Renter and'oth
er by the best English authors, as usual
This is a good time to commence sub-
scriptions to this most excellent maga
Mr. Win. Thomas, of Kearney Janc-
tion, while Hunting upon the L,oupe nv-
er, shot and wounded a large wild cat
which sprang at him several times, but
Mr. Thomas succeeded in evading his
snarp ciaws, an i nuuiy jiiiiea mm.
Mr. Evan Evans, a farmer, near As-
pinwal! was found dead in his well with
tne wen rope entangled around his leg
.nM M t,.1 ... l. i o.V. rni.- I
au.i aumi, uu lom. alio
well curbmsr was low. with icp srnnnl
" - - -
the edse. and Mr. Evans, who was
weak, from recent illuess, probably
slipped and fell in.
T2L23HAHS BOILED D3W2T.
The English Emigrant ship North
Fleet, bound to Australia, was struck at
midnight by an unknown foreign steam
ship and cut down to the water's edge,
Only eighty-fiva persons out of four
A violent storm of snow and wind set
in in Chicago on the 23d inst., during
which a portion of the walls of the lately
burned Congregational Church, fell,
causing great alarm. The police were
endeavoring to pull dow the remaining
Theodore Miears was hung in Denver
on the 24th, for the murder of George
Bonacina, in August, 1871.
The Prison Reform Congress hold
their anQua meetin? at St.' Louis.
All interested may become members by
Mnding ten -dolJar8 to the President,
,;.r(irnnr H-vinnnr. ITtica. N. Y.
- - -
Maj. Ben. P. Rarkle, late Superin
tendent of the Freedmen's Bureau, in
Kentncky, has been found guilty of
fraud against colored soldiers, and sen-
tTirtii jin.i H,-iilira nnd tourvears imiria-
gugan B Anta0Dy ani fifteen other
, fusu -
ladies have been, again indicted for ille-
c:i ASVissTSr. j
. How glad jva-ara.ihat we Stiver Jttave
been elected to represent the people in a
State Legislature. We would, feel 60
flat and insipid atsorne-trf-the advtee
civen us, and then evy stupid Ass in
the country tiniits tie is competent. 10
advise lhewusest LegisTatnrfc onarth
as to-whVt laws'they'' should tfiakea"arid
how make them. The present body
have already had "suggestion?, thinks,
ought to -do's, - and. must rrotsoffered
them to last a long, long winter through,
and tTaeend is" pot yet. '"".'
All the newspapers think they know
all about Legislaturing, and. the unr
fledged boy correspondegts of variou
newspapers give theit opinions with all
the gravity and wisdom of more ad
vanced owls in Political Economyr
The Herald must needs have a say
or we should be behind the times.
Therefore, while we reiterate that we
are glad we are not -of the -Legislature,
to be carped at by everybody, in
good truth and sober earnestness we
make our remarks about a few of the
laws we need and some changes talked
of that we don't need.
There is a story afloat about a German
gentleman in Berks county, who buried
his wife, and married again in about ten
days. The young men of the neighbor
hood determined to signify their disap
proval of such a breach of propriety as
this speedy marriage ; so while the wed
ding feast was in progress in the house
they called and gave the parties a cala
thumpian serenade. After awhile the
groom append at the front door, and
when silence had been obtained, he 6aid,
in a deprecatory tone :
" I say, poys, you ouiht to pe ashamt
of yourselves to pe making all dis noise,
veu dere vos a funeral here so soon. It
ain't right." The band then adjourned.
Ce dar Creek, Jan. 21, 1873.
Editor Herald: Having resolved
upon taking a trip westward, we accord
ingly hied away to the flourishing town
of Louisville, for the purpose of taking
the train westward bound. Arriving in
town a few hours before train time, we
had leisure to look round and note the
improvements; we saw several new
frame houses, one store, and ODe "gate
of hell," perhaps better known by the
name of saloon. We also heard of a
Blacksmith shop. E. Noyes, 'tis said,
is driving a paying business, in the shape
of a lumber yard. Judging from the
amount of grain we saw coming into
town we should think somebody was
making the grain business pay. After
an hour or so spent in hanging round
the depot, reading the flaming adver
tisements with which the walls of the
sitting room were profusely adorned, our
ears were gladdened by the welcome
whistle of the locomotive, which we
were soon aboard of and whirling at a
livery rate up the Platte, which we no
ticed was securely, though not perma
nently bridged, by the hand of nature.
We soon reached Ashland ; from the car
window wo could get but a bird's eye
view of the town, the most conspicuous
object that met our view was the High
School building, which is an elegant
structure and is a credit to the town and
county. Five yers ago when we first
visited Ashland it could boast of per
haps about a dozen very poor houses,
and was known by the dignified' and
high sounding name of Salt Creek Ford.
We had not long to look, however, for
these raiirond trains, like time and tide,
wait for no man, consequently we were
soon whirling along at a lunous rate up
the bait Creek bottom towards the capi-
tal. We were presently startled by a
.. .. .I
1 nrn L-Aman whn thrust hia haiH mfn (ha
I - . . .
car and yelled Greenwood; here our
Tle wa9 doomed to come to an end, as
our ticket was only good this far, and
i . - .
being dead broke, we wisely concluded
to et "-
Greenwood can boast of two stores,
which do a lively business, also a black
smith shop, and a very nice and commo
dious church belonging to the Congrc
gationalists. This letter is already too long we fear,
so adieu. Yours Respectfully,
M. L. T.
On Friday morning V. Bierbower,
Esn., acting U. S. District Attorney,
filed complaints before C. W. Seymour,
Esq., U. o. Commissioner, against m.
M. Waters, John Woodson and Henry
Lacy, for a breach of the postal laws of ,
llta S A W'irr;inf tV94 KeilPil anil II
g. Marshal Wm. Daily deputized Gran-
ville H. Hail of Nebraska City, to
execute the warrant. Hail went to
lAmini - nwJ trfki 1 or torn -vt tnrr f A r 1 1 L' a
' " V" ' h"fa .
wrjih Dr. Wolf, deputy postmaster and
the prosecuting witness in the case, was
fchot tnrougn tne ooweis anu is sup-
'All th nrisnnPr. canned, and Sheriff
. i ' f- m . it I:"!"nw
.uoore iias.er!T. jailor uciriue io ityuuj-
me m pursuit ot them.
. -- .... , i
Attoreuy liierbower nas te egrapuea to
Omaha for further instructions.
Some of the New York papers are be
ginning to think there is something in
the Beecher-Tilton Scandal,- and it is
said the pressure on Tilton is so great
that he has written an explanation and
defence which will be published soon.
Who reads the Proof Ibr the Lincoln
Lknder. and bv the way, who does the
edfiorial? Too much disjointed think
A PEESS CONVENTION.
any of our exchanges are urging
th,we hold a Press Convention some-
tV. ti .v.- in.1. A
"Ul . . .
February. e most sincerely hope the
Priss of this State will hold such a LOn-
vention. We need it, as tne X anKee
things we ought to agree on, for mutu
al aid and mutual protection. The
Press of this State" are an important
body, but by our separate and often di
verse action, we are ot no strengtn as
rt . a I
tlv find ourselves at
the mercy of outsiders and foreigners ;
a3 for instance, Advertising Agencies,
which we begin to think are unmitigated
humbugs, and ought to be "abated" as
nuisances, in the State of Nebraska.
Let us have the. Convention, brother
We move that Major Bal-
combe, of the Republican, issue a
for one ; who says aye ?
THE JH73I3AL INDEPE'lIDENT
FbUjatluarxTu ieforepji aTd all, good
judges pronounco it a most valuable pe
riodical in its line.
We are requested to call attention to its
list of premiums, civen to those who
'procure for it the greatest number $f
ubscribers Full particulars , give o on
"appneatren to- tnis office, or to tne puD-
1. One $3,000 Church Organ, two
tpanualsv 24 stops and full pedaL
2. One $1,500 Grand Piano.
3. One Parlor Grand.
4. Four cash premiums of $1,000,
$750, $500 and $550.
5. One Cabinet Organ with Pedals,
at $750: ' l
G. Square Piano at $650.
7.k-Fire- educational shares at $125
each. - ' -- . - - -
8. A magnificont clock at $100.
. Full particulars of plan for compcti
tion will be found in the January num
ber of the Musical Independent,
and our circulars, of which copies will
be sent free upon inclosure of stamps
'to Robert Goldbeck,
933 Indiana Av., Chicago, 111.
cu psesdstialections. -
Senator Morton introduced the follow
ing resolution, -and in an able speech
showed the dangers of the present Elec
toral system :
Resolved, That the Committee on
Privileges and Elections be instructed to
examine and report, at the next session
ot Congress, upon the best and most
practicable mode of electing the Presi
dent and Vice-Preiident, and providing
a tribunal to adjust and decide all con
tested questions connected therewith,
with leave to sit during vacation.
Mr. MORTON. Mr. President, the
Constitution provides that the President
and Vice-President shall be chosen by
electors to be appointed by the fetate.
It declares that
"Each State shall appoint, in such
manner as the Legislature thereof may
direct, a number of electors equal to the
whole number of Senators and Repre
sentatives to which the State may be en
titled in the Congress."
He claims that great temptation is
thrown in the paths of both, individual
members, and both branches of the
government, by the present method of
electing a President or Vice President ;
and among other things to show what
might have happened, he quotes
TUE WISCONSIN CASE.
Such had been the understanding and
practice, apparently without question,
until 1857. When the electoral votes
were counted that year in the presence
of the two Houses, an objection was
made by a member of the Senate to re
ceiving and counting the vote of Wis
consin, because the record showed that
the electors in that State had not met
and cast their votes on the day prescribed
by law, and upon which the electors iu
all the other States voted. The objec
tion, it would seem, should, have been
fatal, for the Constitution expressly de
clares that the electors shall meet and
vote upon the same day in all the States,
and the history of this clause shown that
great importance was attached to it by
the framers. But the President of the
Senate, Mr. Mason, declared that the
objection was out of order, and that
nothing was in order but to open and
count the electoral votes returned, and
the vote of Wisconsin was counted, af
ter which he stated the result of the
vote, and declared James Buchanan and
John C lirfii kenridgo elected President
and Vice-President of the United States.
Motions were then made to correct the
count and exclude the vote of Wiscon
sin, all of which he decidedout of or
der, and that the business having been
accomplished for which the two Houses
j tiau aombled, ho declared the meeiiug
dissolved, and at the head ot the cen
ate turned to the senate lyhamber.
ITnnn th rpfirpnipnt nf th Kenfttfl an
. . . . " . '
borate deflate tnnk r. ara in the. Hnns.
I " " ' .w. .
in which a variety of opinions was ex-
pressed, but the better one seemed to
He " "ouses no jur.su o-
I Firm nnpp triA niarrpr rT nminrintr mm
electoral votes either iointlvorsenaratelv.
and that the decision of the President
of the Senate was final. So the matter
was dropped. The Senate, upon re
assembling in its Chamber, began the
consideration of the subjeet, and after a
long debate, with about the same result,
it was dropped.
It seemed to be a necessary conclusion
from these discussions that it was a casus
omissus in the Constitution, and that
the power of the President of the Sen
ate to count the vote resulted ex neces
sitate reifroni the failure of the Consti
tion to give the two Houses any jurisdic
tion over it but they were to be present
at the counting as solemn witnesses of
its accuracy and result.
This was the old rule of counting, to
obviate some' of its plain absurdities, the
tveenty-socond joint rule was adopted,
and Senator Morton shows it up in a
plain style We shall give a continu
ation of Senator Morton's remarks in
our rext issue.
Washington, January 28.
The signal service predicts for Wed
nesday from Missouri and Ohio valleys
to the upper lakes and lake .hue, gener
ally clear and cold weather, but winds
gradually backing to westerly and south
er y, with tailing barometer and rising
Ihe vice-rresiaent, in a persona,
statement, asked the appointment of a
committee to investigate the charges
against him in connection with the credit
New York, January 28,
At White Plains, yesterday, the Gree
ley will case was again before the surro-
Kate, ijo com promise uavinir oeen inaue
between opponents and contestants.
Neither of tho Misses Greeley were
present, and the only directly interested
party in coun was oioors, eiecuior i
the will ot 1871
NEW YORK, January 2S. 1872.
Money rasy at
Gold Dull at
CHICAGO, January 2S, 1872. . ,
Hour Quiet $5 007h5 75
Wheat Dull 1 25(1.27
Corn Less active 3)(31
Oats Easier 23(26
Rye Dull C3(e68
Barley Dull oostt
SU 4(((XD ()() I
$3 75CsN3 00 J
Proposals for Mail Contracts.
WA8HIrOJl.-.DK). 1, 1S7&. t
TROPOSALS will bo received at the Contract
-- Office of this Department ontil 3 p. u. of
March 3, 1S73, lor conveying tne mails of ui
United States; from July 1, 1873, to Jane 30th,
1ST 4. in the tState ft j
, . Nl2BRASIi.
on th route and by the Kcfcedulcs of depart
ures and arrivals Herein epetmuea.
t)ecisioDi Announced by Bur before March
(bidder toill examine enrefully the law.formt,
and intru.ctio annexed.)
-The letters (n. o.) indicate that there is no
post office at the tl:ice named. Serrice will not
be let where no ollieoa exUt.
X KKKAMK A. -
14501 From North Ilatto. by Stockville, Ked
Willow, nd Dtseverville, to Hays t.'ity,
Kan.. VJ uii'cs and bark, once a week.
Leave North Platte Mondiiy at 8 a. ui.
Arrive at 11 ays City Saturday by 6 p. in;
Leave llays City. .Monday at 8 a in. -
Arrive at North 1'latto Saturday by C p m.
Proposals invited to end at V.bd Willow,
130 miles less distance. - . -lt502
From Lincoln, by Tipton, Oak Creek fn.
o.), and Sana Creek, to Benton, 43 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Lincoln Monday at 6 a m
- ArriTwut Henton by 7 p m.
Leave Benton Tuesday at 6 a m.
Arrive at Lincoln by 7 p in.
14503 From Pleasant Hill, by Tabor. Lueievillo,
Kmprre. and Henry (n. o.), to Ked Cloud,
, 110 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Plearant Hill Monday ut 6 a m;
. Arrive at Ked Cloud Wednesday by ti p m
' Leave Ked Cloud Thursday at ti a m:
Arrive at Pleasant Hill Saturday by 6 pni.
14504 From I'one Tree, by Hammond, O.ik Ln?e,
and Twin (Jrove. to Niobrara, 15 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Lone Tree Monday at 6 a m.
Arrive at Niobran Weduesdny by 6 r m
Leave Niobrara Thursday at 6 a in.
A rive at Lone Tree Hturday by rt m.
14505 From Palmyra, by Solon, to Latrobe, 16
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Palmyra Wednesday at 8 a m.
Arrive at Liutrobe by 1 p m;
Leave Latrobe Wednesday at 2 p m.
Arrive at Palmyra by 7 p in.
14506 From Grand Inland, by Juniata. Kilsnn.
North Blue, aod Wells, to Ked Cloud, 80
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Grand Islund Monday at 0 a m.
Arrive at Ked Cloud next day by 6 p m.
Leave Ked Cloud .Vadncsday a 6 a in.
Arrive at Grand Island next day by 0 p r.
Proposals invited to begin at Juniata, 31
miles less distance.
14507 From Fairmount, by Belle Prairie and
Hebron, to Belleville. Kans., 100 miles
and buck, mice a week.
Leave Fairmount Monday at 8 a in.
Arrive nt Belleville Wednesday l.y 4 pm.
Leave Belleville Thursday at 8 a in.
Arrive at Fairmount Katureay by 4 p m.
14508 From Fairmount by West Blue and Mc-
Fadden, to York, 20 miles and back,
three times a week.
Leave Fairmount Monday, Wednesday,
anil Friday at 6 a m.
Arrive nt York by 12 m.
Leave Y'ork Mond..y, Wednesday, and
Friday at 1 p m.
Arrive at Fairmount by 7 pm.
14509 From Nebraska City, by Kla, Avoca. Cen
tre Valley, Weeping Water, mid 101m
wood, to Ashland, 53 miles and back,
once a week.
Leave Nebraska City Monday at 7 a in.
Arrive at Ashland next day by 4 p in;
Leave Ashland Wednesday at 7 a in.
Arrive at Neb, City next d.iy by 4 pm;
14510 From Paneato Texas, Lak. Xer., -j-j miles
and back, once a week.
Leavo Ponea Tuesday at 11 a ni.
Arrive at Texas by li m.
Leave Texns Tuesday at 1 p m.
Arrive at Ponea by 2 pm.
14511 From Ponea. by liaily Branch (n. o.) and
Morton's Place, to St. James, 36 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Ponea Monday at 10 a m.
Arrive at. St. James next da;' by 10 a m.
Leave St James Tuesday at 1 p m.
Arrive at Ponea next day by 1 p m.
14512 From Benne.t'a Station, by Sulon to
Cropsey, 16 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Bennett's Station Tuesday at 7 am.
Arrive at Cropsey by 12 m.
Leave Cropsey Tuesday at 1 p m.
Arrive at Bennett's Station by 6 p m.
14513 From Bennett's Station, by Panama,
Cropsey, and Laona, to Beatrice 40
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Bennett's Station Monday at 6 am.
Arrive at Beatrice by 7 p in.
Leave Beatrice Tuesday at 6 a m
Arrive at Bennett's Station by 7 p m.
14514 From Columbus by Alexis and SumuiiMo
Ulysses, 33 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Columbus Monday at 6 a iu.
Arrive at Ulvssei by 6 p m.
. Leave Ulystes Tuesday at 6 a m.
Arrive at Columbus by 6 p m.
14515 From Columbus, by Clear Creek (n. o.),
Osceola and Lincoln Creek (n. o.), to
York, 40 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Colu nbus Wednesbay at 6 a in.
Arrive at York by 7 p m.
Leave York ihursday at 6 a m.
Arrive at Columbus by 7 pm.
14516 From Columbus, by Hammond, to Nio
brara. 110 miles aud back, once a week.
Leave Columbus Monday at b a m.
Arrive at Niobrara Wednesday by 6 p m.
Leave N mbrara 1 bursday at b a m
Arrive at Columbus Saturday b;6 did
14517 From Columbus to Crete, 65 mi es and
back, once a week.
Leave Cidumbus Monday at 8 am.
Arrive at Crete next day by ti p ui.
Leave Crete Wednesday at 8 a in.
Arrive at Columbus next day by 6 p in
14518 From North Bend, by Purple Cnne. Pleas
ant Valley (iienene. and St. Charles, to
West Point, 32 miles and back, once a
Leave North Bend Thursday at 8 a m.
Arrive at West Point by 6 p in.
Leave West Point Friday at 8 a m.
Arrive at North Bend by 6 n m.
14519 From North Bend by Purple Cane and
Aeington. to Midland, KJiuilcs ami.liack,
once a week.
Lvave North Bend Monday at 7 a m.
Arrive at Midland by 3 pTii,
Leave Midland Tuesday at 7 a m.
ArrivR nt North Bend bv 3 p m.
14520 From Grand Island, by Donnehrag and
St. Paul, to Cotesfiold, 35 miles and
back, twice a week.
Leave Urand Island Monday and Wed
nesday at b a m.
A rriwA f rVitr.field bv 6 D m.
Leave Coteslield Tuesday and Thursday
at b a m.
Arrl.A it flmrwl Island by 6 D m.
tlfn. . I U..n..L- II An.lw.1ra
and Latrobe. to Laona, 27 miles and
back, once a week.
Leave Syracuse r riday at 9 a m.
Arrive at Laona by 6 p m.
Leave Laona Saturday at 9 am.
ippiv. nt SvnipiiBn trv t. t III -
lisw Kisrm AshJand. bv Sod Jlill. Kock Creek.
Ceresco. and Ash 11 lull, to Lone Valley,
31 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Afhland Wednesday at 8 a m.
Arrive at Lone V aMey by 6 p m.
Leave Lone Valley Thursday at 8 a m
ArrivA nt Axhlnnd br 6 l m.
14523 From Ashland, by Belmont and Danle, to
Palmyra, 25 miles' and back, once
Leave Ashland Tue day at 9 a m.
Arrive at Palmyra by 6 p in.
Leave Palmyra Wednesday at 9 a m.
A rrivA nt Ashland bv H n in.
14524 From l'anillion. by Natby and Forest
City, to Ashland, 30 miles and back
once a week.
Leave Papillion Monday at 8 a m.
Arrive at Ashland by 6 p m.
Leave Ashland Tuesday at 8 a m?
. Arrivp nt. Paiiillion bv 6 D m:
14525 From Cottonwood Springs, by Stoekville
(n. o.). to Ked W
IiMi'k nnp A week
Leave Cottonwood Springs Monday at 10
Arrivnat Red Willow next day by 6 D in
Leave Kcd'Willow Wednesday at 9 a m
Arrive at Cottonwood Springs next day
by 6 p m.
14526 From Harvard, by White Kim. Spring
Kanch. and Negunda. to Ked Cloud, 52
miles and back, oiice a week.
Leave llnrvard Monday at 9 a m
Arrive at Red Cloud next t.ay by 4 pm
Leave Ked Cloud Vt eduesday at O a in.
Arrive at Harvard next day by 12 m.
14527 From Plum Creek, by Arrapale. Red
Willow, and Mouth of Frenchman's
Fork, toJulesburg. Cd. Ter., 10 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Plum Creek Monday at 6 am.
Ariive at Julesburc Friday by 6 pm.
Leaves Julesburg Monday at (i a m.
Arrive n.t I urn Creek .Friday by 6pm
14528 From Fort Kearney, by Kepublican CUy.
J ruesdell, Kan., ami mockuii, k lmym
t'irv. Km., and back, once a week
Bidders will state distance and propose
INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS AND POST
Containing also conditions to be incorporated
in the contracts to the extent the Department
may deem proper,
i 5nv.n inlniit.i arp allowed to each inter
mediate office, when not otherwise specified, for
assorting the mils.
2. On routes where the mode of conveyance
admits of it, thespecial agents ot tne i osi vmce
Department, also post otnee wanna, man uugs
locks and keys, are to be conveyed without ex
tra charge. , .
a " ww Kill" or reeeints prepared ry post
masters, or other agents ol the Department.
will accompany the mails, specifying the num
I. . . . . j..,;n.,inn of iha several bag, tone
examined by the postmasters, to insure regular
ity in the delivery et bags and pouches.
4. No- pay will be made for trips not pcrform-
r..r -su.h of such omissions, if the fail-
Kire be occasioned by the fault of the contractor
or carrier, three times tne pay oi mo if m
.io,i,.-i,l For arrivals so far behind time
as to break connection with depending mails,
n-t ..iffieientlv ereused. one-fourth of tbe
compensation for the trip is subject to forfeiture.
For renealed delinquencies of the kind herein
specified, enlarged penalties, proportioned to
the nature thereof, and the importance of the
mail, may be made. ... , . . iL
i,,.;,io- KoKm.l or tbrawing On the
..;to ,.rnv nortion of them, for the ad in is-
eion ot passengers, or for being concerned in
settng up or running an express conveying
intelligence in advance of the mail, a quarter s
pay may be deducted.
v,no. -.-ill lie imposed, nnlcss the delin
quency be promptly Mid satisfactorily explain.
ed by certificates of postmasters or the affida
vits of other credible persons, tor tailing to
arrive in contract time: for neglecting to ike
the mail from. or deliver it into, a post office;
for suffering it to be wet. injured, destroyeo,
robbed, or lost; and fr refusing, after demand.
... .v. n,.,;i us freouentlv as the con
tractor runs, or is concerned in running, a coach.
.... ... .,.,l,nnl on a route
The Postmaster Ocuoral may annul tne
contract for repeated failures to run ogreenbly
to contract ; tor violating I be pi.st otlli-e laws, or
dutbbaing tlielhstriietliins of the i'rpartmen :
fwa-avftttring to-discharge a car.ier when requir
ed by the Department 10 do sc ; for running an
express as aforesaid ; or fur transporting per-,
sons or packages convay:na inailaLle tnatcer l.
ont of tlic loaU, ..
5. The'FWtiriaster General may order" an in-ereaso-of
service on a route by allow there
for a fc-o ratn sncreuxe on the e .nl rant day. He'
may cbange svheilnts tjf depamirrs and arrlv..
als in til cases, and particularly to lnake them
confonu to connectiona.wiLlijailreuiJ.withoiit
increase of pay, provided the i imniiig Mmo be
not atndd. Tha-Postuiitster OtnM4 -may
also discontinue or curtail the service, in whale
or in p.irt, in order to place on the route superi
or service, or whenever tho public interests, iu
his judgment, shall ro'iuir such discontinuance
or curtailment tor any other cn'isc; be allow
ing as full indemnity Ui i-mif racfor mic month's
extra ay on the amount tif setvifr li:tcnyeJ
with, and a rM compensation i'f the
amonat of service retamW and oliiiucd.
9. Payments will be ma ie by collections
from, or drafts on 'postmasters or otherwise,
alter the cxjiiraiion of each ijuar'cr sny in
November, ! ebruary, My. and August, pro
vided that required evidence of service has
10. Th) distance given are believed to bo.
substantially correct j tint nn increased pay
will be allowed tliotild tin y bo greater than
advertised, it the points to bo sm plied arc cor
rectly stated. Iliil If mu' infntm tfirmnelvrm
oh Ihin point, and also in reference to the weigl-.t
oi tbe mail, the condition of bills, roads,
streams, rfc, and all toll bridges, turniiikts,
1 dank-roads, ferries, or obstructions of any
:ind by wh'ch expense mav bo incurred. No
claim for additional pay, b -sed on such ground,
can be considered ; nor for alleged mistakes or
misapprehei.sioii as to the degree of service
nor for bridges destroyed, ferries discontinued,
or other obstructions ca.jsing or increasing dis
tance or expense occurring during tlie contract
term. Offices established after this advertise
ment is issued, ami also during tbe contract
term, are to be visited without eitra pay, if
the distance be not increised.
11. Bidders are cautioned to mail their pro
posals in time to re eh the DeMir'nient bv the
day and hour named (.'I p. in. March .1. IST.'J1. for
bids received nfter that time trill not be ronid
ered in eompetit on with bids, of reasonable
amount, received in time. Neither can bids be
considered which aro without the guarantee
required by law, aud a certificate of the suffi
ciency of such guarantee, and the oath of the
bidder according to section 11 16, act of June .
12. Bidders should first propose for servicn
strictly according to the advertisement, and
then, if they desire, nr-imrntcl 'u for ditlercm ser
vice; and if the r'fiii'nr bid be the lowest, offer
ed for the advertised service, the other propo
sitions may be eon idercd.
i'-i. There should bo but ono route hi I lor in a
proposal. Consolidated or combination bids
("proposing one emu for two or more routes")
cannot ''o ;onsided.
14. The rou'e. the service, the yearly pay. th
name and residence of the bidder that is, hi
usual post-ollice addres" ), an I tbe name of each
member d a firm, where a company pQcni.
should bo distinctly stated.
15. I Bidder are requested to un, ns far as
Craft icahle, the printed proposals furnished
v the Department, to write out in lull the sum
of their hi is, and to retain copies nt them.
Altered bid should not be submitted; nor
should bids once subiu tted be withdrawn. No
withdrawal of a bidder or guarantor will be
allowed unless the wit hdrwnl is received twenty-tour
hours previous to the time fixed for
opening the proposals.
Kach bid ui'jst be guaranteed by two respon
sible persons. The bid and guaruntee should
be niviai plainly with tbe lull name of each
1 he Postmnster (Jeneral reserves the right to
reject any bid which may be deemed extrava
gant; and also to disregard the bids ol tailing
contractor and bidders. (Act of .1 une 8, lji7itv
lt. The bid should be sealed, superscribed
"Mail Proposals, State of Nebrahka." addressed
"Second Assistant Postmaster Jei.eral, Contract
Cilice," nnd cnt by in7, not by or to an agent.
Bids of gfi.OOO per annum and upward must be
accompanied by ft certified check or draft on.
Borne solvent national bank, equal to 5 per
cent, of the amount. (See law ot Congre.-s ef
June 8. 1S72.)
17. The Contract are to bo executed and re
turned to ttie Do. arttnent by or before thel't
dav of J une, 1873, otherwise the accepted bid
der will be considered as having failed, aud
the Po-tmaster (Jeneral may proceed to e n-
tract for tho service with oilier parties, aetsord
ing to law.
Transfers of contracts, or of interest In con
tracts, are forbidden by law, and consequently
cannot be allowed. Neither can bids, or inter
est in bids, bo transferred or assigned to other
parties. Bidders will therefore take notice
that tbey wi' 1 be expected to perform the ser
vice awarded to them through the whole oon
18. Section 219 of the act of Jun 8, 1S72, pro
vides that contracts for the transportation of
the mail shall be "awarded to the lowest bid
der tendering sufficient guarantees for faithful
performance, without other reference to the
mode of such transportation than mav be ne
cessary to provide for the due eel rity, certain
ty, and security thereof." Under this law
bids that propose to transport tin: nra Is with
"celority. certainty, ami security," having
been decided to be the only legal I. ids, are con
strued as providing lor the entire mail, howev
er large, and whatever may he the mo te ot con-'
veyanco necessary to insuro its "celerity, cer
tainty, and security," and have the preference
over all others, and no others are considered,
except for sTeamboat route.
ly. A modification of a bid in any of its' es
sential terms is tantamount to a new hi i, and
c.'iunnt be received, so as to interfere with regu
lar competition. Making a. new bid, with
guarantee and certificate, is tho only way to
modify a previous lud.
2t. Postmasters are to be careful not to certify
to the sufficiency of guarantors without know
ing that they are persons of sufficient responsi
bility. (See section 247. net ot JuneH, lh"2.)
They must not sign the certificate until the suiui
of the bid is inserted, and the bid and guaran
tee are signed by tbe bidder ant ( two,) guaran
tors; a disregard of this in-truction by post
masters will subject them to immediate remov
al, and to severe penalties.
Postmasters are hU.i liable to dismissal fronV
office lor acting ns agents of con'ractoj-s or bid
ders, with oi without compensation, in any bu
siness, matter, or thing, relating to the mail
service. 'They are the trusted agents of the'
Department, and cannot consistently act in
both capacities. -
21. aII bidders, guarantors, a d sureties r
distinctly notified that on a In i Id re to enter i-
to or perform the contracts for the service pre-
posed lor in the accepted bins, tneir icgai lia
bilities will be enforced against them.
2. Present contractors, and persons knowa
at the Department, must, equally with others,
procure guarantors uud certificates of tho suffi
ciency suli-tiiiilialiy in me lorins aoore pro
scribed. lnocertiU litis OI sum 'lcucy luun u
signed by a postmaster.
JNO. A. J. CRESWKLL.
fu it Mailer General
FORM OF PROPOSAL. GUARANTEE, AND"
Tho undersigned , whose postofljeo
address is .county of , Ist ate of
mails oi ttie
United (jiate, fiom July 1, lsTii, to June 'M.
1S74. on r .nte No. , between and
under the ad vertismieiit ol rne fost-
WfiFter tienerul, dated uecciuocr i. iou, wim
c lenty, cert.. mry anu security .iou
8, H7J, for tho annual sum of
This uroi.o.-iil is made with full knowledge of
the distance of the route, the w-ight ot the
mail to be carried, and all other particulars in
r.. .r"T:c- t i on mine ami service : uii'i. uis..
a:'ter careful examination of the laws ;md in
structions uttacued lo advertisement M mail
service , and of tli- provisions contained in tbe
act of Congress ot June 8, 1S72,
Dated .i.iuuei, -
TTia iiridersiffnrd. refcidim? at
f 1 undertake thitt. li tbe foregoing bid
for carry i-g the mail on route No. T.be
accepted by the Postmaster General, the bidder
will, pr or to the 1-t of J une,Tf7:J, enter into the
required oliligaiion. or contract, i- yciiuiui
the service proposed, with god and sullicint
sureties. . . ... ....
This we do. nin'ervtan iing uisunci:?
ligations and liabilities assumed uy gurr.tai.um.
The undirsigncd, postmaster at
of , certifies, cnokb iih oath or niKiCk.
that he is acquainted witn tne aoove guarantors
and knows tliem to be men of property, and
able to make good their guarantee; and that
bidder and guarantors are above the age of ill
Ttols of 8.V0O0 and upwanT roust be accompan
i,l hv a certified check, or draft, on some sol
vent national bank, equal to S per centom on
the present annua pay on the route ; or in case
of new service, not less than ft per centum of
one year's pay proposed in bid. (."-action wJ,
Act of June 8, Ii2. . .
The Postmaster must not sign the certificate
..-..i .I.-.,,.,., tha hil l is inserted and the bid
and guarantee signed by all the parties, ani
FORM OF PROPOSAL. ETC. '
Oath required by Section 2l''iof An Act of Con
gress, approved June i"i-, i-i oettuii i
.,..h l.ld for earrving the Mail, and to DO
taken before an Ultictr qualified to administer
T. . of . bidder for convey
ing the m: il oh route N . -7. trom .
do swear that I have the ability pecuniarily to
luilili my obligation as such bid lcr ; that the
bid is triad, in ifoc d faith, and with the inten
tion to enter into contract aud perform the ser-
vietyin case said bid i-hall be accepted ; and tnat
the signatures of the gi'arau-cis thereto are
genuine, and that 1 believe the ssid guaran
tors to l.i pecuniarily responsible lor and able
to pay all damage the Unit d fetatei shall sut
ler b reason of my failius to puifonn my obli
gations m sti'.h bi J.ler.
Sworn and subscribed before me . for"
the o . this davrf . A.
D. 1S7 , and in testimony thereof 1 hereunto
subscribe my name nnd afhx my official se"3
the day and year aforesaid. -
Not-. When the oath i taken before a jus
tice of the peace, the certificate of tbe clerk in
a court of record should be a ided, under his
seal ol office, that the person who administered
the oath is a duly qualified justice of the peace-.-
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