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DEPUTY UNITED STATES MARSHAL. INVOLVED IN CHINESE SUB
STITUTION SCANDAL. AND TWO ATTORNEYS WHOSE NAME8 ARE
CONNECTED UNPLEASANTLY WITH THE MATTER.
worth refused to give the slightest hint
of what was developed.
PRACTICE EXTENDS BACK.
"I regret that I cannot make public the
result of my investigations," he said,
"but the interest of justice demands the
utmost-' secrecy in order that those who
ere suspected of complicity In this sub
stitution business may not be forewarn
ed and d's-appear. I will present the mat
ter to the United States Grand Jury next
week, pot'sibly not before Friday.
"I am satisfied from my Investigations
that this system of substitution has been
going on for some time, just how long I
am not prepared to say. Undoubtedly
there are many Chinamen now In this
country who have been ordered to be de
ported and in whoso stead other men
have been sent back."
"Do you intend to present to the Grand
Jury evidence of these former - substitu
tions?" he was asked.
"Undoubtedly," he replied.
He intimated that while most of the
evidence relating to these past cases had
disappeared with the return of the sub
stitutes to their native land, still there
was some attainable that might be suf
ficient to secure the conviction of the
. STJSPICTOTJS PROCEDTTItE.
United States Court Commissioner Hea
cock . readily, recalled the circumstances
surrounding the remanding of the Chi
nese escapes and In the light of present
developments these appear to be suspi
cious. 'On September 10, the day before
the Gaelic Balled, Lee Fook Den, repre
sented by Attorney George A. McGowan,
and Jul Wing Chung, represented by At
torney Alfred ¦¦ Worley, were remanded
Preparing for Tug-of-War.
Preparations for the tug of war tourna
ment to be held In Central Park on Oc
tober 1 are under way. Twelve teams
have already signified their Intention of
competing. It will be a labor carnival In
the truest sense of the word. Many of
the unions will be represented by teams
and the laboring classes will take a keen
Interest In tha outcome of the tourna
ment. It is to continue for ten nights and
the winning teams will be awarded hand
some prizes. 1 1 A
TWO BIG BALLOONS.
Vosmer and Kile. AnetL
On this afternoon the much talked of
balloon race will take place at Coney
Island, near Cllu House, between Pro
fessor Vosmer and Mile. Anetl, to decid»
the championship of the world for a
purse of J500. •
Trapper' cOU curea rheumatism and neural*!*.
DniKKlata, 00c flask. Richard & Co., 400 CUy. •
The First Battalion of Artillery. Na
tional Guard of California, Major H. P.
Bush commanding, left the Ellis-street
armory on Admission day for a day's
drill and instruction with the high pres
sure guns at. the Presidio. The battalion
marched to the spot.
The command reported to Captain J. w.
Hinckley, Artillery Corps, United States
army, at 9 o'clock in the morning and it
was immediately ordered to "Battery
Slaughter" for instruction. Lieutenant G.
S Garber of the Artillery Corps. United
State's army, assisted in the instruction.
At the battery the command was in
structed In the nomenclature of the gun
and carriage, as well as mechanism, it
being the first time that the National
Guardsmen were at the eight-inch guns,
previous instruction having been given at
Battery Cranston, where there are ten
inch guns. Subsequently the command
was divided into three gun detachments,
with the usual details for observation,
range-flndlng, platting and ammunition.
Those who had not been previously in
structed were placed at gun 3, under com
mand of Lieutenant Garber. In a few
hours he had his detachment in such
shape that it could take observations,
make predictions and load and fire the
gun In three minutes.
The men worked very hard, being kept
at the guns continuously unu. 4 o'clock
in the afternoon with a short interval for
lunch, which was served at the emplace
ments so as to save time. The men
evinced much interest in and paid a great
deal of attention to the Instruction, al
though the day was very warm. They
practically put In the time usually allotted
to a three days' drill by the regulars.
The men of this battalion are deserving
of praise for their efforts to perfect them
selves in the branch ¦ of the service to
which they have been assigned, .their ser
vice when at the guns being more oner
ous than that of the regulars, as they are
compelled, on account of the shortness of
the time they can remain at the guns, to
take advantage of every moment's in
Captain Petty acted as battery officer,
with Captains Keealing and Grattan and
Lieutenants Varney and Knerr as range
Both Captain Hlnckley and Lieutenant
Garber expressed themselves as well
satisfied with the progress the men made
and are now- preparing plans for instruc
tion at the battalion armory, -to be fol
lowed by drill at the guns each month.
Captain .Thomas ; A. Neruey, command-
Ing the Naval Militia. of California, will
go on the retired list October 1. It is
probable that he will be succeeded by
Commander G. W. Bauer.
The several battalions of the First In
fantry are arranging • for battalion drills
on Van Ness avenue."
vers by First Artil
Tom Yung, who was arrested by Chi
nese Inspector Mehan Friday night In
connection with the substitution charges,
was released yesterday morning on bonds
of $5000 furnished by a surety company.
He kept out of sight all day and could
not be Interviewed. He Is a storekeeper,
a man of considerable wealth and a prom
inent mover in . the Chinese Educational
Society, an organization famous for • its
Tom Martin, the hackman whose name
Is connected with the substitution . along
with that of Gamble, has been doing this
kind of work for the United States Mar
shal's office for many years. Heretofore
he has escaped any scandal and was re
tained by Marshal Shine when he took
office, because of his good record. He
corroborates Gamble In every particular
and says that the substitution must have
been made on shipboard.
On September 4 Dong Poy, one of the
escapes, was remanded to the County
Jail at the request of his attorney, Frank
V. Bell, who made no attempt to establish
his client's right to remain, in this coun
try. Two months ago the cases of Lun
Fook, Lee Hon and Lim Soon were dis
posed of in like manner. The whole pro
ceeding seemed to indicate, In the light
of present developments, that the parties
to the suit were satisfied to get into the
County Jail, knowing that substitutes
would be secured for them and placed
aboard the ship for deportation.
MAKTIN'S LONG SERVICE.
without a hearing* on the request of their
counsel, who said that their clients Were
hopeless of establishing their right to re
main In this country and were anxious to
return on the steamer Gaelic. They were
accordingly' sent to the County Jail to
blackmailing propensities and general
crooked work. For a long time It levied
a head tax of $40 ori every Chinese woman
landed- at this port, whether she was re
spectable or not. The strictness of the
inspectors for the last year, and a half
has practically prohibited the landing of
Chinese women and the prime movers of
the Educational Society have been looking
for som« other means of "graft."
THE HEAVY GUNS
Good printing: la the first quality to employ
in any business. Mysell-Rolhns, 22 Clay. •
The botanical papers report that De
Vries. the great Dutch experimental evo
lutionist, has by long continued selection
produced a variety of , clover which has
normally four leaves.
The San Francisco £70
Is almost constantly Irritated by wind
and mineral-laden dust; inflammation,
redness, itching and burning, followed by
granulated eyelids, cxe the results.
MURINE EYE REMEDY gives quick re
lief. Doesn't smart; soothes eye pain;
makes weak eyes strong.. Your druggist
or optician sells Murine at 50 cents. *
S. C. Doyle and William Galvin, who
give theiraoccupation. as switchmen, were
arrested yesterday morning by Policemen
McN'amara. and Clue and booked at the
City Prison on a charge of obtaining
money by false pretenses. They are two
of the men who have been collecting
money from merchants In this city and
Los Angeles for a "Mrs. Davis," whose
husband was alleged to have been killed
in a railroad accident. They had with
them. a circular letter, purporting to be
signed by the secretaries of the Switch
men's Union and the Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Engineers authorizing them to
Two of the gang called upon Nathan,
Dohrmann & Co. some weeks ago asking
for a subscription, but F. W. Dohrmann
became suspicious and went to the tele
phone to notify the police. The men ran
away. Dohrmann made the matter pub
lic at the time, but the men continued to
solicit and receive subscriptions.
Last Thursday Doyle andGalvln made a
canvass of the Rialto building and one of
the subscribers there was L. L. Long, sec
retary of the Pacific Lumber Company.
He subsequently learned that the men
were frauds and made the fact known
throughout the building.
Yesterday morning Doyle and Galvin
ngaln visited the Rialto building, but they
soon nuspected that something was wrong
and left. The superintendent of the
building followed them till he met Police
men McN'amara and Clue on Third street.
He told the officers what the men had
been doing, and the policemen went after
them. Doyle and Galvin separated as
soon as they saw the officers were fol
lowing them, and ran. Doyle was cap
tured and taken to the City Prison, and
half an hour later Galvin was found hid
ing under a bed in the Revere House, on
Fourth street, near Mission.
The Supreme Court In a decision ren
dered yesterday e«tablished the prece
dent that the Judge of a Superior Court
can punish for contempt a witness who
refuses to answer proper questions In the
taking of a deposition. It is declared fur
thermore that the Judge can impose an
adequate penalty Immediately without the
filing of a formal complaint. The point is
a new one in California jurisprudence and
in fact there are -no exactly analogous
cases in the court records of other States.
H. J. Crocker hid commenced an ac
tion in the court of which N. P. Conrey
was judge and the latter was taking a
deposition when the witness refused to
answer any questions relating to the mat
tr r in controversy. Plaintiffs demanded
that the man giving the deposition be pun
ished for contempt and compelled to an
swer proper and pertinent questions.
Judge Conrey held that he was not act
ing in an official capacity when taking
the deposition and Crocker's attorneys
petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ
of mandamus compelling the Judge to
punish the recalcitrant witness for con
The last named tribunal has held recent
ly in the case of Burns vs. Superior Court
that a witness who refuses to answer
proper questions when giving a deposition
before a notary public may be punished
for contempt. In that case, the filing of
a formal complaint before a judicial offi
cer is necesary before the witness may
b* sent to jail.
The Supreme Court holds in the present
instance that a Superior Court Judge Is
acting in an official capacity when taking
a deposition and that there is no need
that he be appraised by affidavit of facts
of which he Is already cognizant but that
he chould fine the witness immediately
and send him to jail until he shall be
ready to answer proper questions.
The Supreme Court also decided that
Auditor Browning of Yo!o County must
draw salary warrants In favor W. A. An
drews, who is engaged in a legal fight
for the District Attorneyship of the coun
ty. Andrews received a certificate of elec
tion, but H. L. Huston, a rival candidate,
began a contest for the office. The Su
perior Court decided in favor of the con
testant and the case is now on appeal in
the Supreme Court.
Although it is cuite possible that An
drews be counted out. the court holds that
he has the right to collect the salary of
( the District Attorney since he has been
igiven a certificate of election and is dis
charging the duties of the office.
Supreme Court Establishes
Frecedent in Legal
Make Canvass of the Rialto
Building and Are
Arrest of Two Men Who
Have Been Fleecing
Judge Taking Deposi
tion May Punish for
V . . %'.
UNITED STATEd DISTRICT AT
TORNEY WOODWORTH and hia
assistants are making a searching
Inquiry into the circumstances
surrounding the substitution Fri
day of six decrepit Chinamen for six
young men who were ordered deported
on the steamer Gaello because they were
not entitled to land in this country. As
far as the Investigation had proceeded
yesterday, the indications were that a
conspiracy will be uncovered Involving
several officials and a number of outsiders
who are suspected of systematic substi
tution of Chinese ordered for deportation.
From 9 o'clock in the morning until r
o'clock In the afternoon the United States
District Attorney and his assistants, D.
E. ilcKinlay and B. J. Banning, were en
gaged In examining the six Chinamen who
were substituted somewhere between the
county jail and the steerage of the steam
er Gaelic, for a half dozen young China
men who had been denied admission to
the country. The examination was con
ducted wiUj_the utmost difficulty, as the
witnesses were not only unwilling to an
swer, but In the opinion of the officials
present, had been thoroughly coached for
Just such an emergency to disclose as lit
tle Information as possible.
Although United States District Attor
ney Woodworth refused to divulge any
thing regarding the nature of the devel
opments reached yesterday, it was learn
ed that sufficient information was gained
from the substitutes to connect directly
with the crime three white men and one
Chinaman. Who these are can only be
surmised, but the developments already
made public point to DeputyUnited States
Marshal W. P. Gamble, Hack Driver
Thomas Martin and an unknown white
man, and Tom Yung, a Chinese meVchant
having a store at &56 Dupont street.
Suspicion of guilt does not stop here.
The names of George A. McGowan, Al
fred Worley and Frank V. Bell, who* have
been doing a remarkably large business
on behaif of Chinese ordered to be de
ported, are being connected in an un
pleasant manner with the present case.
In addition there is a decided clash be
tween the offices of the United States
Marshal and the Chinese Inspection Bu
reau and as a result there are undercur
rents of counter charges that may lead to
disclosures that will seriously compromise
these two departments.
Outside of the United States Marshal's
office the complicity of Gamble in the
substitution proceedings is generally re
garded by officials as established. The
Chinese Inspectors, who decline to talk
for publication, are a unit in declaring
his guilt. The United States District At
torney's office seems to share this belief.
His exculpation must of* necessity in
volve Chinese and Custom-house inspec
tors who were on the Gaelic when he de
livered the six Chinamen.
SHINE SUPPORTS GAMBLE.
On the other hand United States Mar
shal ' John H. Shine is positive that his
subordinate is entirely guiltless. He says
he has known him for more than thirty
years and he has absolute confidence in
his integrity. He first appointed Gamble a
bailiff in 1899 and on January 9, 1901, made
him a Deputy United States Marshal.
Previous to that time Gamble had been
in the butcher business in Modesto and
enjoys a splendid reputation there. Mar
shal Shine was present during the exam
ination of the six Chinamen yesterday and
stated at its conclusion that in his opinion
there was nothing developed that would
connect Gamble with the substitution. He
said that five of the Chinamen had failed
totally to Identify Gamble as the man
who had conducted them from Chinatown
and the sixth had made an identification
in such an unsatisfactory manner as to
convince him that it was- false.
Gamble does not bear the appearance of
a guilty man. He discusses his connec
tion with the case . freely but without
making any direct accusations against
anyone for the substitution. He sticks to
the story he told In the first place, main
taining unflinchingly that the men he se
cured at the County Jail were the men he
delivered to the steward of the steamer.
He admits that the six men taken from
the Gaelic are not the men ordered de
ported, whom he claims to have delivered.
"What is your explanation for this sub
stitution?" he was asked. •
"There is only one," he said,. "and that
is that the six men now in custody were
substituted on board the ship."
When ' it was suggested that Chinese
inspectors were present and allowed no
Chinamen to land he ansjwered that there
were several gangplanks and it was pos
sible that the Inspectors had been ¦ a lit
tle lax In watching them all. He said
the steward of the vessel merely locked
the Chinamen up and went about' his
other duties and it was possible for some
one with duplicate keys to release them.
Contradicting Gamble are Inspector of
Customs Joseph Wilson, several employes
of the Pacific Mail Company and a watch
man at the gangplank of the Gaelic, in
addition to Steerage Steward Leslie's
written statement taken before his de
parture. . All those named declare that
the six men now being held are the Iden
tical ones delivered at . the steamer by
Gamble. It was remarked at the time
he brought them that the men were un
usually old to have come from China
only a few months before. Inspector Wil
son says that Gamble started to go away
after turning the men over to Steward
Leslie and was called back by him with
the advice that he had better. aee his men
locked up. Gamble then , went to • the
steerage and watched the steward put the
men under lock and key. ....
It required the services of three In
terpreters to secure connected stories
from the .six substitutes during the ex
amination by . District 'Attorney Wood
worth. First Interpreter Gubbins was
tried, but failed to secure any Informa
tion from Ah Gat, an old Chinaman, who
admits having been in this country for
more than forty years. Then D. D. Jones;
the regular interpreter attached j to - the
United States District Attorney's office,
was given a chance and failed likewise.
Finally Dr. J. E. Gardiner,, the Chinese
inspector, was called In and he succeeded
in drawing forth whatever information
was obtained from . the sextet.
TELL SAME STOEY.
, The witnesses all told practically the
same story. They said that they went
to the store of Tom Yung, where they
were told they could return to , China
without paying fare and would receive a
bonus provided they followed Instruc
tions. Subsequently they were given $30
by Tom Yung and told to' be "at certain
localities in Chinatown on the morning
of September .11. -They were picked up
one by one by a white man whom they
describe as being thin, with a light mus
tache and a few tufts of hair on his
chin. They were taken first to a' "big,
red building," where they were escorted
up two or three flights of stairs" and
locked in a room. A little later they were
released and taken in a hack to the Pa
cific Mail Dock_ and put aboard . the ship.
Gamble was called In for Identification
and all but one said he was not the man
.who brought them from Chinatown.. This
one said he thought he' was the man,' but
the identification was made In such a way
as to leave a doubt as to whether he
meant that Gamble was the, man 'who
took him. to the dock or who escorted him
There were other revelations made dur
lng'the examination that are regarded as
import ant by the officials ¦ engaged In it
ar,d which are said to implicate others
in : the substitution scheme, but these are
being seduously ' kept secret.
United ' States District Attorney "Wood-
BY A SWINDLE
THE SAN FEAKCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1903.
CH INESE SUBSTITUTION FRAUDS
INVOLVE VERY MANY PERSONS
Secret Investigation by United States District At
.torney Shows Long Practice by This Method of
Unlawfully Admitting Mongolians to This Land
This week we will show com-
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silk department, including taf-
fetas, crepe de chines, silk pop-
lins, peau de soies, velvets and
A Few SpeciaSs
20-Inch BLACK TAFFETA SILK, Yeru HeaYB aualltu,
•;.. 63c uard
20-Inch BLACK PEAU DE SOIE, warranted pure silk:
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20-Inch COLORED PEAU DE SOIE In a full assort-
ment or the nswest shades 35c Bard
24-lnch COLORED CREPE * DE CHINE, all pure Silk
and vero high finish; 20 different shades, SI uard
20-Inch POLKA DOT SILK POPLINS, In nam hrown,
- cardinal and cream, with solid colored dots,
21-Inch POLKA DOT TAFFETA LOUISINE, In naYTJ,
hrown, hlacir and cardinal grounds, with white
dots, latest goods for Fall costumps, Sl.25uard
22-Inch METAL PRINT DOTTED .VELVETEENS, In
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. white and red and wh'.tej extra inialltu, '75c Bard
19-Inch 0C0M0 SILK LINING— a new material male
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"silk lining. "We tiaYe a full as*optment of ail
the leading shades, also hlack, white and cream,
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to anB address.
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We Offer Oar Entlro Extra T2a« Col- '
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: AND CURTAINS
At 25 Per Cent '
\ Diiconat from regular rttaU prices. '.
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Announce that commencing to-morrow, September 14,
and continuing during the week, they will hold their
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Embracing an assortment of the choicest and most ex-
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Made of French cambric, nainsook and sheer linen, ex-
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This sale should be of great importance to women,
as the prices are the lowest ever quoted on garments
of the highest quality.
Sale commences at 9 a. m.
In addition we include a line of
ITALIAN SILK VESTS
Hand embroidered, in white only; sizes 34 to 42.
. SACQUES and ROBES
Attractive showing of the very newest styles, made
of Louisine, India and Persian silks, fancy Kimona
cloth, Albatross and French flannel.
Of the many attractive features of this department
we mention the following:
Ladies' Sacques, made of all-wool striped French
flannel, in a variety of colorings; sizes 34 CO fi[ fl
to 40. A $5.03 value, reduced to *$&**J\3
Ladies' Sacques, made of all-wool French flan-
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red, black and lavender; sizes 34 to CO AA
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Out-of-town customers. ¦ - ¦
ISMAB. . :¦¦ y • v
Accounted for by Ismar, the Woman of Mystery
Lewis Stanger disappeared, fronv home, happiness. I wrote the mininjr comoanv
on the 8th of last August and. notwith- you told me of and. sure enoufh he was
standing that detectives and others used working thereunder another name I^m
every endeavor to locate. him, no trace of more thankful to you than I can tell Yon
him could be obtained. In despair his are at perfect liberty to use this letter If
. J >^&~ =3> \ ' ? ou Uke, to convince others of your won-
j x*2£*fe4?s\ derful glfta. Gratefully yours,
;: A •*':¦ f/ytt\g&b$k <m, ™ ... MAUDE STANGER.
Sl\ /% J'/&*i*G4Z*'$£\ -sfeT The gifts of Ismar reach Into all afTairs
/l^/^//|iP^B jgj| bffi::L of human Interest, from delineation of fu-
/ Ki?^^W'i»^Zl^^aK-rT ture events t0 the locating of ailments
•^4s^-^ff ff»^SfeiS5?Paf\- and the curing of diseases. Indeed, dur-
. &&x&%1 *^<£lfS£fa/m l nB th ? past few year3 Ismar ha s per-
-j&X&i'ilX $r*\sSc3S^/5f M formed many wonderful cures through
J^m&WS^mZsf'XW VA r marvelous psychological and sclen-
"^^K^^^llk and &lm ° St mlraCUl ° U3
¦¦^Ms^&!$i&%S&! .# 9«\. Mr. Charles L. Loughram of Tuolumne
r /r^UW^^C^M '/ ¥ ; '^\ County was recently cured of Brieht's
/ '^P '/ Pi ' i\ disease by the wonderful healing powers
fJM&r ll\ or this mysterious woman. He?. healing
tWmU -J^^J0^A- %% Power" 6 M marvelous as her Prophetic
i'k^^mm^^Z^^ S/\ t P ro ° f of thi3 is 'ound in the cases of
fOTOTi^Er^'" r r J I, Mr.-Crowley and wife of 935 Kirkham
[m^m^^^^-^^ A treC V Oa £ land: J° hn W - Garball of Lo,
M WSfima * ¦• 4.\K^^-<s. -s *F '¦'. Angeles, ¦ Henry C.Edmonson of Pasa-
w.. ». »?_>...- .-^ ciena, R. H. Glnghame of Santa. .Barbara
wife came to Ismar, who told her that Mr. .L. E. Fisher of Monterey and scores of
Stanger was in Mexico; that he had be- others, all wonderfully cured by her of
come slightly deranged • mentally from diseases that were supposedly incurable
overwork and had .wandered away to that While there Is life there Is hope. SEE
country; that he had recovered his seirees ISMAR.
after a time and, being ashamed, had- ob- .Write her if you can't call. Three
talned a ¦ position '* with a large -.mining questions answered for $1. Full life read-
company owned by - Americans, . and that ing; $5. Send money by Wells-Pargo or
he would soon return to hla family.' - postomce money order or registered letter
Following is a letter from Mrs. Stanger: P^ct^^Se^uth'ffi'-Sffi^J
Dear Ismar: Lewis returned to me yes- io a. m. to 5 p. m.; Sundays 10 a, m to
terday/ and I hasten to tell you or 'my 12 m.-
A Bulletin Reporter
Convinced that llayerle's Glasses ars YAH
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Mr. Georso Mayerle— Dear Sir: Tb.
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the perfection of optical comfort. They fit
•o well tisat I am unconscious ot havlar
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W. C. MAXWELI*
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I have used a 50o bottle of Georr* May-
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German Expert Optician.
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