Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 02, 1906, HALF TONE SECTION, Page 7, Image 25

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Slllj Talk ! Dropping Deofsr ii Again
Denver, Dee Molars aad Omaha Are
Vitally Necessary to the Cirealt
aad neither Tewa Caa
Be Dropped.
Again the pipe.
This Urn. It Is Sioux City that la smok
ing, and lbs pill seems to have been a
Utile bit .bitter. Anyhow, the dope that
comes from up the river Indicates that
somsbody has gone wrong. It Is to the
effect that Sioux City Is going to join the
orusade to oust Denver and Pueblo from
the Western league. - What's the matter up
there? Do they want to go out ot the
base ball business! They could take no
surer way than to get rid of Denver. It
would be Sioux City to the bush, and In a
minute. To get right down te brass tacks,
the talk ot leaving Denver and Pueblo
out of the Western league clroult Is silly,
mere rot, and ought not to be Indulged In,
for every time it Is sprung It does the
business around the circuit just that much
harm. Three towns are Just as essential
to the Western league as oxygen Is to hu
man life. Any time you cut out Denver,
Des Moines or Omaha, you snd the West
ern league. That's all there is to It. The
other towns may change, but these three
are the big cities Of the league, and the
ones that keep it alive. Omaha has led for
several seasons, because the people here
have been tho most liberal patrons of the
game, but Denver and Des Moines are
vital to the circuit, lust the same. The
only basis for the talk Is a pique against
Oeorge Tebeau.
Here's another thing. Out at Denver
the sporting writers have been hammering
away at Tebeau for the last two or three
seasons, calling him all sorts of names, and
advising the people of the city to keep
away from the games till Tebeau gives up
the franchise. This sort of Jabber has had
Its effect on the gate receipts, until Den
ver has come to be' one of the poorer
cities of the circuit. Instead of the best.
And while these wise gasook. on the Den
ver dallies are calling on their readers
to boycott the games, tbey are roasting
the managers ot the valley teams because
they say the trips to Denver are unprofit
able. Can you beat that for consistency
and logloT If ordinary consistency is
jewel, here's something that makes the
Kohinoor look like a piece of plate glass.
Just as long as Oeorge Tebeau owns the
Denver franchise, the. Denver people will
have to patronise Tebeau' s base hall team
or go without base ball. It they boycott
the games, then the visiting managers are
going to oomplaln of the patronage, aad
thus breed the talk of leaving Denver out
of the circuit It is the blight of Tebeau
lam, but the only way to get rid ot. him
la for some one of the moneyed men of
the Colorado capital to get to the front
and buy him out. Either this or quit
kicking, go to the games, and turn the
proposition Into a paying one for the visit
ing teams as well as the home organisation.
It is to be hoped that when the present,
"season Is over, and it hasn't much longer
to go, that the foolish talk will die out,
and that the magnates will get together
on a business basis and give us some
base ball and not so muoh hot air.
Mike Cantlllon haa been so quiet of late
that It la basis for a ausploion that he
has reformed. If Mike had only taken this
streak three months ago." the race In the
Western league might not have been any
different in result, but the business aspect
Vf It would have been far more satisfactory.
He may have realised the folly of his tac
tics but It- la too late , for the present
season.- It will help some, though, if he
carries the memory of this season through
the winter and start, next season on a new
basis. ,
The time of summer sports Is about over
and the fall games will soon hold the cen
ter of the stage. Most of ths big tourna
ments In tennis and golf are over, and the
championships for the various sections
have been decided. It la well known that
It Is hard to hold Interest In any games
requiring hard work when once the final
championships are over. Exhibition games
of base ball would attract but tew, except
in the case of the big games to decide
some special championship. When ths
tennis men finish their tournaments they
lay aside their rackets until next spring.
The golfers keep plugging away until snow
covers ths links, for thslr game Is different.
The time of the foot balllsts will soon be
be hare. Foot ball men do not wear their
hair long as formerly. Then It was used
as a guard against accident, but In these
days all players are provided with head
gears which take the place of tfre long
locks and a foot ball player does not need
to wear his hair any longer than a rooter
who ha. to stand alorg the !d lines.
Although foot ball la looked upon by
some as a tabooed game, still there never
was greater Interest In the great college
Sport than at the present time. This In
terest has been Increased this season by
the scathing criticism to which the game
has been subjected by ths faculties of the
various institutions, and the numerous re
visions which have been made In the rules.
Two kinds of Innovations and revisions
have been made, those touohlng the tech
nical stds of ths game aad those pertaining
to the ethical. The technical changes were
made with the Idea of making the game
more open and the ethical with a vfew of
doing away with some ot the brutality
which had been creeping Into the game for
soms time. A few games have been played,
but the men were not la condition, so It Is
Impossible to say Just how far these
ohange. will affect the game and the pub
lie will have to wait for developments to
see bow these changes will affect the game.
Some thought the game was on the grid
iron Itself and stood a good chance to be
abolished by most ot he colleges, but It
has weathered the storm and nearly all
colleges will have teams In the Held and
schedules prepared when tfte college sea
son opens.
By making the rules more definite and
making It Ineumbeat upon the officials te
more rigidly enforce these rules, the
framers of the new game have hoped to
do away with considerable of the brutal
features. All officials are now authorlsod
to penalise In case of foul Instead of ths
umpire alone, as In former years.'' The pen
a! ties have been made more severe and
the rules havs been supplemented by the
addition of illustrations, calculated to se
cure a more uniform enforcement of these
rules. Hurdling baa been limited and
more protection Is afforded the players
who are compelled to handle the ball while
in a defenseless position; ths two rush
lines have been put farther apart by rule,
thus affording lees opportunity for foul
play and foul play haa beea penalised by
disqualification and tbe loss of long dis
tances Instead of the loss of a short dls
tanoe alone. The rules committee has also
tried to opea up the game and make It
more visible to the spectators, and the rec
ommendation Is made that a player dis
qualified twice In the same season be not
permitted to play again that season; and
a centrU board of cfnclaia has beea ep
pointed to kelp to secure more competent
officials to umpire and referee the games
and to secure a more strict and uniform In
terpretation of the rules.. This all doesn't
mean there will be nothing rough to the
game, for rules cannot do away with
roughness from any game, and football
Is a game of man pitted against man and
as long as that la so the game Is sure to
be rough and men are bound to lose their
tempers for a time. The game has long
been noted for just this feature, for it
teaches a man to take a hard knock with
out losing his temper. It will reduce the
chance of these outbreaks to a minimum.
Ths rules, as now laid down, are v?ry
clear and It will remain for the players and
coaches to see that they are carried out.
The publlo can also take a good hand In
this by upholding the officials in their ef
forts to make the game free from all ob
jectionable features.
When the technical side of the game 1.
considered the players and coaches and
officials find themselves confronted with
a huge mass of new bewildering legisla
tion. The rule most noticeable to the
public will be the ten-yard rule, which
compel, a team to make ten yards In thrae
downs Instead of five, as formerly. Rules
have also been changed affecting the posi
tion of the five center men on the rush
line, and other new rules affecting the
forward pass, the onslde kick and ' tho
restrictions concerning hurdling, tackling
and the Interlocking of legs.
Western colleges are going In for the
game the same as If all the hullabaloo
was not raised last fall. Some schools
have agreed to abolish foot ball for a
year, but the game will be played, never
theless. In the Chicago High schools no
pennant will be offered for the champion
team, and this is as far as the governing
body has gone to abolish the game. The
teams wilt bs allowed to play games the
same as before, but no schedule will be
sanctioned by the Athletlo board and the
teams will act Independently. Coaches
will be employed In the western schools,
some under the cloak of being physical
directors and some with no pretense of
being anything but a foot ball coach.
Bellevue will have two coaches, a foot ball
coach to help the physical director.
The Omahk Rod and Qun club Is proving
Its popularity as an outdoor organization.
Two publlo entertainments have been
given recently which drew large crowds
of people. The club is now proposing
to put In tennis courts for the use of its
msmbers and they will probably be laid
out this fall. With the addition of a
good bathing beach next season the suc
cess of the club Is assured. The last week
has been, rather unfavorable for fishing,
though some nice bass have been taken
from the lake. The big fellows are re
ported to be feeding near the surface
again and If fair weather continues fly
fishing or frog casting ought to be good
again. The lake was high during the
heavy rains of a week or two ago, but
since the weather cleared the water has
begun to recede, Improving the conditions
very much.
What easy losers those New Yorkers are.
Here's Muggsy saying that Pulllam fins
won the pennant for Chicago because he
put the great John J. on the blink for sev
eral days. All John did In the world was
to exhaust his hl'herto supposed to be un
limited vocabulary on Umpire Johnstone
and then bar him from the grounds at
New Tork. And now it's Frank Farrell
who says that , Ban Johnson Is trying to
win the pennant for Comlskey, Just be
cause Johnson ' has given Clark Griffiths
the sklddoo sign. Orlf didn't do a thing,
and can't understand why he Is put out of
the game. To quote Mr. Farrell, "Griffith
Is In a hase, and can't understand it." To
bs sure, all admit that during the course
of a very recent game Grlf walked down
Into the diamond and delivered one of his
celebrated monologues for the edification
of Umpire Sheridan. It . was of toe sort
that won for Griffith ' the sobriquet of
"Hoodlum" years ago, and which he has
borne with more or less pride ever since
Umpire Sheridan had the temerity to order
the foul-mouthed manager from the
grounds, and received In return the scorn
ful fcoot. Of course Grlf wouldn't get off
his own grounds Just for a measly umpire;
base ball law be hanged. To abuse he
added Insubordination, but he Is now In a
hase as to why he should be suspended.
Oh, those New Yorkers are surely dead
game sports; all they want Is the best of it
going both ways. But Chance has the one
pennant cinched, and If Commy's team can
only hang onto the other. It will be the
most glorious day for base ball ever known.
It will put the chesty Gothamltea just
where they belong, and may tteach them
that a pennant must be won by playing
and not by bulldoslng umpires.
Samuel Karpf, secretary of the American
Bowling congress, Is making arrangements
to make another tour of North America
with an all-star trio of bowlers. The team
will start at New York, playing the best
teams of Gotham, travel down the Atlantio
coast to Jackson, Fla., then Invade Cuba.
After playing the best teams In Cuba, New
Orleans and the southwest, the team will
meet all comers In Mexico as far as Mexico
City. Ths combination will then travel
along ths Pacific coast by easy stages to
Canada, where games have already been
.booked. The trip will be under the per
sonal supervision of Sam Karpf. Among
those who are anxious to make the team
are: Jimmy Smith, the Brooklyn wonder
John J. voorhels of New York, W. Nou)
of Newark, N. J.; Charles J. Mountain ot
Chicago, Day Woodbury ot Milwaukee and
C. Dresebach of Columbus, O., who, with
Jack Reed as a partner, captured the two
men team championship at the national
tournament held at Louisville last March.
Foot ball U already treading on the
heels of base ball and soon the supremacy
of the pigskin will be acknowledge by the
horsehiae. The college coach Is busy with
the graduate team advisers and soon will
take off his coat and get down to business.
Aspiring candidates for places on tbe vari
ous university elevens are taking a home
course in preliminary training and will
shortly pack up their arnica, splints and
uniforms and hit ths trail for the college
campus. At Tale Head Field Coach Foster
Rockwell haa been conferring with Walter
Camp, the Ells' general athletlo advisor,
and it has been decided to call the candi
dates together about September 15, and a
sharp ten-day drill Is then expected on
the new rules before college opens. The
Yale policy was pretty well figured out In
three weeks' secret practice this spring. A
team-passing game, much like the play
so frequent in basket ball, la generally
expected. As Head Coach Rockwell has
played basket ball for three years and
captained the team last year, he Is the
man for the hour In working out new
plays from the foot ball rules. Much
kicking will be done by the Yale backs
this falL Every member of the back
field has been taught to punt, and Instead
of holding the ball, the backs will kick
frequently. It Is a settled conviction
among the Tale ' coaches that Injuries
among the players will be fully, as fre
quent as undsr ths old rulea. Collarbone
fractures and broken wrists and arms
are looked for frequently under the new
code, which develops much running in a
broken field. Under the new Yale eligi
bility rules, which bar freshmen, no new
players caa make the team the coming
fall. The veterans who will be eligible
are: End, Howard Jones; tackles, Lucius
Blglow and Rooert Forbes; guard, Arthur
Erwln; quarterback. Tad Jones; halfbacks,
Howard Rooms, William Knox and John
Levlne. . Ft lends of Forbes deny the
rumor that he Is not to return to Yale.
Jim Foster, the Yale grandstand builder,
haa been here for two weeks overhauling
the Tale grandstand and stregnthenlng
It for the coming season.
The official British paper. Lawn Tennla,
prints a cartoon of Miss May Sutton In
the regular series that haa been running
n the magazine. Accompanying the car
toon Is a little appreciation which winds
up with : "Miss Sutton Is a born match
player and Is possessed of Iron nerves.
Though we may almost claim this fair
daughter of Columbia as a native of this
country, yet to America Is due the credit
of produolng such a phenomenal player,
and great as has been her success up to
the present, he would be a bold maa In
deed who could prophesy that we have
as yet seen Miss Sutton at the senlth
of her powers." Miss Sutton was beaton
In both the All-English and Northern
championships by Mis. D. Katherlne
Douglas this year.
Letters received say that Wylle C. Grant
and H. Lavern Westfall, the two young
lawn tennis players who are making a
tour of the meetings on the other side
of the ocean, have started oft very well.
An old friend erf the Grants, S. L. Fry,
Invited the two to compete at Greystonos.
Wylle got the final round In singles and
the two players were In the doubles final.
The eventual result of the tourney Is not
known. Against Fry and McCormack, two
of the crack players of Ireland, the Ameri
cans did very well, giving the Irlshmjn
handlcao of IB and winning after a
great match. The two are entered for the
East of Ireland championships at Kings
ton as their next engagement.
Labor day will bTsfbuTy one in the fight
ing line. In every city where boxing is
permitted the manager of the club that has
been holding shows Is busy at present
making arrangements to bring off a battle.
The main fight of them all. of course, will
be the lightweight championship battle be
tween Joe Gans and Battling Nelson, which
Is to come off at Goldflold, Nev., for a
130,000 purse. The other cities wnere ngnts
will be decided are: Philadelphia; Chelsea,
Mass.; Denver, Colo.; Grand Rapids, Mich.;
Seattle, Wash.; Everett, Wash.; Terre,
Haute, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Mil
waukee and other towns. Nearly all the
clubs have arranged their bouts.
rwre-A Georsrantas. the Greek weight
thmwpr and strong man who competed In
the Olymplo games In St. Louis In 1904
and In Athens last summer, nas arrivea
from Europe and In all probability will be
a contender In the coming national cham
pionships. It will be remembered that
Georgantas defeated Sheridan In throwing
tha httivv stone at the Olymplo games. 10
the Americans the contest was unsatis
factory. The Greek beat the lankee by
Inches only, despite the fact that the latter
man had a sprained knee and could not
bear his full weight on It. Georgantas
made an open boast of victory over Sheri
Ar, rl vaunted that he could take the
American Into camp at any stage of the
game. Georgantas' rather unsportsman
like conduct has made the sinewy New
vnrirer rather sore. He does not say muoh,
but whenever the Greek's name Is men-
nnri there comes a flinty glint Into Sherl-
rinn-a naturally InuKhlnc eyes that Implies
much. The superiority of the men will In
all probability soon be tested.
Tom Edison's Queer Start
"When the battle of Pittsburg Landing
was fought the first report which reached
Detroit was that there were 60,000 killed and
wounded. -1 was :a ' train newsboy then
and I told the telegraph operator at the
Detroit station that it he would wire the
main facts of the battle along tbe line, so
that announcements could be put up at the
station bulletin boards, I would give Har
per's Weekly to him for six months free
of cost. '
"I used to sell about forty newspaper, on
the trip. That time I made up my mind
that I ought to take 1,000, but when
counted my money I found I had only
enough to buy 400.
"Then it occurred to me that If I could
get to Wilbur F. Story, the proprietor of
the Detroit Free Press, I might be able to
work out of my difficulty. I climbed up
the stairs to his offlce and said:
" 'Mr. Story, I have only got money
enough to buy 400 papers and I want 600
more. I thought I might get trusted for
them. I'm a newsboy.
"I got my 1,000 papers, all right That
was a great day for me. At the first sta
tion the crowd was so big that I thought
It was an excursion crowd. But, no, when
the people caught sight of me they began
to yell for papers. I Just doubled the prloe
on the spot and charged 10 cent. Instead
of S cents a copy.
"When I got to the last station I Jumped
the price up to 26 cents a copy and sold
all I had left. I made 175 or $100 on that
one trip, and, I tell you, I felt mighty
"That called my attention to what a tele
graph operator could do. I thought to
myself that telegraphing was simply great.
and I made up my mind to become an op
erator as soon as possible.
"Then I Joined hands with a man named
Callahan and we got up several Improved
types of stock tickers. These Improve
ments were a success.
"When the day of settlement for my In
ventions approached I began to wonder
how much money I would get. I was pretty
raw and knew nothing about business, but
I hoped that I might get $6,000.
"I dreamed of what I could do with big
money like that; of the tool, and other
things I could buy to work out inventions
but I knew Wall street to be a pretty bad
place and had a general suspicion that a
man wan apt to get beat out of his money
there. So I tried to keep my hopes down,
but the thought of $6,000 kept rising In
my mind.
"Well, one day I was sent for by the
president ot the Gold and Stock Telegraph
company to talk about a settlement for my
Improvement. He was General Marshall
Lefferts, colonel of the Seventh regiment,
"I tell you I was trembling all over with
embarrassment, and when I got In his
presence my vision of $5,000 began to van-
lull. When he asked me how much I wanted
I was afraid to speak. I feared that If I
mentioned $6,000 I might get nothing.
"That was one of the most gainful and
exciting momenta of my life. My, how I
beat my brains to know what to say. Fi
nally, I said:
" 'Suppose you make me an offer.'
"By that time I was scared. I was more
than scared. I was paralysed.
" 'How would $40,000 dor asked General
"It was all I could do to keep my faoe
straight and my knees from giving away.
I was afraid he would hear my heart beat.
"With a great effort I said that I guessed
that would be all light. He .aid they
would have the contract ready la a fsw
days and I could come back and sign It.
In the meantime I scarcely slept I couldn't
believe It.
"When I went back the contract was
ready and I signed it In a hurry. I don't
know even now what was In It. A check
for Ji,0M was handed me and I went to
the bank as fast as my feet would carry
"It was the first time I was ever Inside
of a bank. I got in line and when my
turn came I handed In my check. Of
course, I had not Indorsed It
"The teller looked at, then pushed It
back to me and roared out something
which I could not understand, being partly
deaf. My heart sank and my leg
trembled. I handed the check back to
him, but again he pushed It back with the
same unintelligible explosion of words.
"That settled It. I went out of the bank
feeling miserable. I was the victim of an
other Wall street 'skla game.' I never
felt worse in my life.
"I went around to th. brother of the
treasurer who had drawn the check and
eald: 'I'm skinned, all right'
When 1 told him my story he burst
out laughing, and when he went Into the
treasurer', office to explain matters there
was a loud roar of laughter at my e-
pense. They sent somsbody to the bans:
with me, and the bank officials thought It
so great a Joke that they played a trick
on me by paying the whole $40,000 In $10,
$20 and SCO bills.
'It made an enormous pile of money, t
stuffed the bills In my Inside pockets and
outside pockets, my trousers pocket, and
everywhere I could put them. Then I
started for my home In Newark. I
wouldn't sit oa a seat with anybody on the
train nor let anybody approach me. When
I got to my room I couldn't sleep for
tear of being robbed.
"So the next day I took It back to Gen-
Lefferts and told him I didn't know where
to keep It He had It placed In a bank
to my credit, and that was my first bank
account With that money I opened a new
shop and worked out new apparatus."
Thomas Edison In Pearson'. Magaalne.
Our New Inland Sea
Occasionally attention has been directed
ot late to the breaking of the Colorado
river into th Salton basin ( In southern
California, the consequent troubles of the
Southern Paclflo railway and ths threatened
destruction of the settlement. In the so.
called Imperial valley.
Probably few persons outside of the ter
ritory Immediately affected have realized
how great a change In tbe face of the
country Is thus taking place. The facts and
their cause are clearly stated by Edmund
Mitchell In the current North American
In order to understnd this change It mast
be realised that In ths far back ages the
head of the Gulf of California was about
too miles northwest of where It Is now,
and that much of what Is now San Diego
and Riverside counties was under water.
Into this long arm of the sea the Colo
rado river flowed on the east side, probably
not far from the present site of Yuma.
The mud brought down by the river grad
ually formed a huge dam aeross the gulf,
cutting off Its northern end. Through this
dam the river cut It. channel on to the sea,
leaving the cut-off lake to evaporate. Thus
In hlstorlo times, when man began to med
dle with the situation, the Colorado was
flowing along the edge of this great hollow
which was once the northwest extremity
of the gulf.
The lowest point of this old sea bed at
Salton Is 263 feet below the eresent sea
level. At Calexlco, on the Mexican border.
It I. just at sea level. This southern end
of the basin, having emerged from the
ancient lake before Its waters were con'
centrated by exaporatlon, 1. fertile land,
needing only water to make It productive.
Here 1. the Imperial valley. To get water
to it a eanal was out from the Colorado
down near the Mexican line, entering tho
basin from the south.
Unfortunately, this canal had no head
gate. It was merely an open ditch. The
winter of 1804-1 was a season of abnormal
rainfall throughout the southwest The
floods of the Colorado found an easier
way through the canal Into the Salton
basin than down the old Chanel to th
gulf. In fact. tbe river got back Into Its
prehistoric course. Since December last all
Its waters havs gone Into the basin, and at
Salton, where three years ago salt wa.
shoveled from the parched earth Into rail
way cars, th water is now nearly sixty
feet deep.
The new. lake thus created I. already
more than 400 square mile. In area, and
except Lake Michigan and Great Salt Lake
1. the largest body of water wholly within
the United States. AU effort, to atop the
new channel and turn the river back into
Its southward course have failed. The
greater part of the Imperial valley, with
It. half dosen thriving village, and hund
red. of fertile farms, seems destined to
disappear beneath the rising lake.
At the time Mr. Mitchell first wrote there
were hopes that the Colorado might be
finally controlled by tbe great dam which
tbe national government Is building at
Laguna, An., at the lower end of the
river's rock canyon, and the head of It.
delta. But he I. compelled in a footnote.
written on July 1. to admit that this hop
may be rain. Th river I now cutting a
receding waterfall in Its own bed at the
rate of nearly a mile a day. Chicago Inter
Saved by His Eyeglasses
In writing of hi. hunting adventure. In
Nubia In Harper's for September, Captain
T. C. S. Speedy tell, how he wa. saved
from the attack of a native by the re
flection In hi. glasses.
"After a slight refreshment," he writes,
"I spread my sheep skin rug a couple of
yard, off, and turning my back to the
fire, kept a lookout In front, a., owing
to the preclptous stony cliff that rose on
three sides ot our camping-ground, I found
It was next to impossible for any to enter
except In that direction. Suddenly a kg
which had been charred quite through fell
asunder, throwing out a large shower of
sparks, while a bright flame shot up
wards. To my surprise I beheld before me
an extraordinary right which held my at
tention fixed, though for a moment I did
not realise what I saw. Immediately be
fore my eye. was ths diminutive figure
of a native, evidently, from his mop of
hair, one of tbe Hadendoa tribe, but only
about two Inches In height spear In hand,
which he was quivering up and down ..
If on the very verge of striking a blow, a
fiendish grin distorting his countenance
My astonishment lasted but an Instant
quickly perceived that this ws. the re
flection In my spectacles of an enemy be
hind me, who must have slipped In whil
I was dosing, snd that I was the object
of the aim which In another second would
have proved fatal. There was not time
either to rise or turn, but flinging myself
backwards I seized the savage by his foot,
and pulling him forward, happily upset
him on his back and closed with him.
"Th excitement and breathleasness of
th struggle prevented me from calling
out, especially as I had at first great
difficulty In retaining my hold of my foe.
owing to the sllpperines. of his greasy
akin, but the sand whloh stuck to him
as we rolled over and over together soon
enabled me to obtain a better grin,
Luckily In our rough-and-tumble contest
we knocked up against one of my hunters,
who. although sound asleep till that fti
stant. was oa his feet In a twinkling, and
quickly settled the matter by .lipping .
cord round the elbows and legs of the
man, who was thus secured."
Carpenters Letter
(Continued from Page Five.)
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ever, and tbe matter was allowed to
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