VOLUME 1. NUMBER 282.
Russian Minister Presses His
Claims and Fear That Strained
Relations Cannot Be Much
Longer Maintained Without
Open Breach Between Russia
Tientsin, March 21.The Chinese
believe that Russia is seeking an op
portunity to attack this country, so
persistent is the Russian minister in
renewing his protests and in making
The Russian minister at Peking has
renewed his protest against the dis
patch of Chinese forces outsi de the
great wall. makes the request for
their withdrawal and intimates that
otherwise Russia may be compelled to
act on the assumption that China is
abandoning her neutrality in favor of
Furthermore, h'is excellency renews
the thre at that on the slightest move
ment on the part of China Russian
troops will march on Peking. It is
understood that the Chinese govern
ment has in reply, refused to recall
GERMAN PROTECTION ASKED.
Russia Would Turn Over Interests at
Yinkow, March 21.The German
consul at Tientsin will arrive at New
chwang shortly. It is reported that
the Russian officials have approached
Germany with the object of engaging
German protection of Russian property
at Newchwang, particularly the Russo
Chinese bank, and this is the object
of the consul's visit. It is thought un
likely that Germany will undertake the
task, which, it is reported, France re
There are no Chinese laborers in
the vicinity of Newchwang construct
ing defenses, though Russian infantry
are conducting evolutions on the plain
about the fort.
The Liao river is open for a consid
erable distance from its mouth.
RUSSIANS HAVE RETIRED.
Only Tw Hundred Cossack Scouts
South of the Yalu.
Tokio, March 21.With the excep
tion of some 200 Cossacks the Russian
forces have retired beyond the Yalu.
The Cossacks are em .loved scouting
betwe en the river and Piugyang. Forty
thousand Russians are concentrated
at Kiullencheng. Between Kiullun
cheng and Antting there are a line of
posts consisting of five Cossacks each,
distant 500 yards from one another.
The Japanese attach no importance to
the Russian force at Possiet bay. They
will refuse minor engagements until
the serious business of the war be
gins. Th report that the Russian
destroyer Skori was blown up while
entering Port Arthur is confirmed.
SHIP DESTROYERS BY RAIL.
Against Dispatch of Troops
Outside Great Wall.
IS CONSTRUED AS A N ATTEMPT O
ABANDON NEUTRALITY BY CHINA.
towa rd Port Arthur! Each destroyer
requires two trains. Three thousand
mechanics are going to reconstruct
Military men are confident of the
inability of the Japanese to land forces
in Port Arthur or Dalny, declaring
two attempts have be en repulsed al
The report that the destroyer Skori
was sunk by a mi ne in Port Arthur
waters is officially denied
RUSSIANS ARE SUSPICIOUS.
Doubt China's Sincerity in Observing
St. Petersburg. March 21The gov
ernment's private information is not
completely reassuring as regards
China's sincerity in observing a neu
tral attitude. Secret advices indicate
that at least a powerful party in the
Chinese government is abetting the
Japanese. Although at first reluctant
to credit these reports the Russian au
thorities continue to receive evidence
that the Japanese contemplate land
ing on Chinese neutral territory, west
of the Liao river, and 17,000 men are
being held especially to await develop
ments in that direction.
Moreover the emperor's naval ex
perts, who have been studying care
fully the puzzle as to where Vice Ad
miral Togo's- fleet is coaling and pro
visioning between its appearances off
Port Arthur, are becoming more and
more convinced that it is using as a
base some quiet spot on tfee Chinese
coast. After each disappearance* not
a -word is heard of the fleet's where
abouts until it reappears. A calcula
tion of time and distanc es shows it is
quite impossible for the fleet to steam
to Nagasaki or Hiroshima, take on
board coal and ammunition and comet
bac k. It is also certain the Japanese
warships could not take on coal, much
less heavy projectiles, at sea in the
face of the prevailing rough weather.
The idea that they arc using Chemul
po, Fusan or some other p'IKce on the
Korean coast for- this purpose is re
jected, as it is believed that if such
were the case the numerous secrel
correspondents and secret agents of
the Russians in Korea would certain
ly have reported the fact.
British Minister Refuses to Endorse
Tokio, March 21.The British min
ister refuses to endorse the applica
tion of Halos, the correspondent ot the
London Daily News, to accompany the
Japanese army, giving as his reason
that Hales' reports from the Trans
vaal during the Boer war were slan
derous of the British army.
The Japanese government requires
that all correspondents should have
the endorsement of the resident min
ister of fhe countries they represent
liales will, therefore, Be excluded from
all connection with the army move-,
RUSSIAN SOLDIERS WARNED.
I Order Issued Regarding Injury to Pri
Ten Torpedo Boats En Route to Port St. Petersburg, March 21.The army
Arthu r. organ publishes an order of the day
St. Petersburg, March 21.Ten de- issued by Viceroy Alexleff, threaten-
stroyers of 350 tons each, built here, I ing the most severe penalties against
are bem* sent, b'v railroad, in pieces.!-soldiers injuring private prouertv or
Trunks aid Traveling Be^gs
oners permitting tno same, rne or
"Such offenses not only beslur Rus
sian honor but are subversi ve to di
cipline. Every Officer permitting
cesses will thus be guilty of a griev
pus offense against the emperor and
Pouring Into North Korea.
St. Petersburg, March 21.Russian
troops continue to pour into North
rea. They are in excellent condition
It is said here- that typhus fever it
raging among the Japanese forces.
Russia Orders Kailway carB.
Berlin, March 21. The Frankfurter
Zeitung says the Russian government
has just ordered 3*000 railway cars in
Russian Poland for delivery within the
next six months.
Many Troops Arriving.
Liayang, Manchuria, March 21.
Troops continue to arrive here in in
creasing numbers. The health of the
soldiers is good
STOCK SHIPPERS WIN.
Railroads Must. Issue Return Passes in
Pes Moines, March 21 The Iowa
house has passed a bill requiring rail
roads to issue return passes to stork
shippers of Iowa. The measure was
backed by the Iowa Meat Producers'
association. The measure also requires
railroads to provide proper aecommo
dations for the slock shippors from the
WOULD END INSURRECTIONS
UNITF.D STATES MAY RECOGNIZE
MORALES AS PRESIDENT OF
Washington, March 21.It is prob
able that an end may be made of the
Dominican difficulties by the extension
on the part of the United States gov
eminent of full recognition to General
Morales as president of San Domingo.
One result of the Mayflower's recent
trip to San Domingo was to confirm
the oflkial opinion that Morales has
sufficient strength of character and re
saurces to maintain a stable govern
ment if tho~-United States and other
nations will prevent the illicit supply
of arms and ammunition to the Insur
gent s. As it is the arrival of every
vessel with ammunition in her cargo
marks the revival of he revolutionary
movement, which seems quite purpose
less. Ihe state department already
has given some information on this
subject to the shipping interests doing
busine ss with San Domingo, having
satisfied Itself that nearly all of the
arms and ammuniti on import ed into
San Domingo came from th" United
States, and there may be further ac
tion in this direction before Ion,-, all
with the view to terminate the present
deplorable condition in San Domingo
without direct intervention by the
ACTUAL WORK' ON CANAL.
Construction to Begin Early in the
Washingto n, March 21.In conclud
ing ins hearing before the house com
mittee on interstate and foreign com
merce Admiral Walke r, president of
the Panama canal commission, stated
that actual work on the canal would
be- begun after the commission had
made a stay of a few weeks on the
isthmus, for which it was to sail March
2U. The arrangements for this work
will be completed in Washington,
where the commission is to have one
of its headquarters.
Admiial Walke r, in answer to a
question, said that a large number
ins pe tors would be employed by the
commission. These inspectors would
be engineers and he did not want th
law to provide that they should be
selected through the civil service com
Acomplet stock of Trunks,
Suit Cases, C!o Bags, Tele
scopes and Shawl Straps
at less than city prices
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MQNDAY, JSIARCH 21, 1004,
GERMAN LOSS HEAVY
KAISER'S TROOPS FORCED TO RE-
TREAT AFTER HARD FIGHT
BATTLE OCCURRED ON MARCH 13
TWENTY-SIX GERMANS SLAIN IN
Berlin, March 21 tl Leut
wein, the governor ol
west Africa, repot is 6) fighting
there Mar 13. The ir.au were
forced to retreat with th los'su sev
officers and nineteen Ifid and
Commandant Glasen tpp, with a num
ber of his staff ofttcei and tbtrtj six
cavalrymen, advanced ahead ol his
main body and overtook the enemy's
vangu.nd. which had in ctedrj re
ceived reinforcements. Ulasenapp was
forced to retire, losing I officers anil
19 privates killed and ccra and 2
The fight occurred March 13 neat
Owikokoi el with th retjn tribe ol
Hereros, whom Olasi iirij was
Ing. The enemy's I
but twenty dead nati
chine gun. Is now
to attack the Hereros' I
and probably will ask
ments from Major
Glasenapp him self wai
ed in the head.
The news of the German rcv
made a disapp'dTntlng impression In
Berlin, sim it involved the inosl
vere losses the Germans have \e i
ported and because it wa: hoped that
the worst was over.
In view of this latest llghl II Is re
garded as possible thai still turthei
reinforcements will be sxml to South
west At ma.
ion iii fori
ir leilltel I
NO PRISONERS TAKEN.
Socialists Attack German Campaign
Bi rlln, March 21.In the reii hstag
during the day Her Bobol, Ihe So Ial
1st lea Icr, returned to t!.. German
campaign against the Hereros, which,
he aid. ha 1 tak on a har i I i
prejudicial to Oormany's interests and
honor, since all c'ros were killed
and no prisoners wen- take n.
He referred to a letter from a vel
eiinary surgeon, Dr. Baumgart, in Lb
Lelpsic Neueste Nachrlc'hlou, asset
fng that no QiiaTtor was given and that
every black was shot down. Dr fiaurii
gai himse]| boasting that he hid ma
sared wounded men like a i anhibal.
"Therein can be 11 en," 11 i Rebel
continued, "how far even our edm nied
people are becoming brutalized, Let
us not deceive ourselves with the bc-lexclusively
lief that the cut occurrences In
Southwest Afrii a only make a de
moralizing impn Ion on the troop
there The des i iptions sent heme
inns: also have a demoralising and]
brutalizing e?Te on the German peo
TAKEN TO HIGHEST COURT.
Case of Whitecappers Convicted ot
Helena, Aik. March 2LFederal
Judge Jacob Triober has pat 1 a pt
itentiafy sentence on three whitccap
pers. convii I'd in he federal courl ol
con piracy to In! Imidate gro work
men at a saw mill In Polnsotto county.
The defendant:- attorneys took an
appeal to the supreme courl of the!
United State s, riri sing to tCj I the
constitutionality Euf the federal statute
enacting into law the fourteenth
amendment to the Const Itutlon, claim
in- tii.-ii in. lei thl i.it'll.- the negro
citizen is grante I a prqtoi lion in the
federal courts that Is not given to
whi te men.
GERMAN FACTORIES RUSHED.
China, Turkey and Spain Order Much1
New- York, March 21.- [t is [earned
from a thoroughly reliable source
bles the Heralds Berlin correspond
ent, that very laig orders for ammitni
Hon have I lod i I by Bev irai gov
ernments with all man powd( fac
The most Important countries men
tioned are Chirfa, Turkey and Spain.
So great is the demand that work is
being carried on at high pressure am i
even a powder mill closed foi years
has been opt lied.
FIVE TRAMPS KILLED.
Perish in Train Wreck While Stealing!
Trinidad, Colo., March 21.- Five un-j
known tramps who wire stealing a ri le
were killed In a fn Iglit on th
Goffimm i inrera Fan
Mayne, forty miles north The eiFl
gin', and five i ai ol tb train are
pib in a dlti Di the bodi.e of the
victims of the r- have not re
coven Tl Hn
a broken ra II
No Further Aid for Airship.
Washington, March 21 AH
gucci iccording to his
Btat ment to t! cat)
Protessor' I^angh i ha di lined
make any retmi I foi a further allot
ment of BSohey to carry on experi
men with his aerodrome. The board
ai so has (let I thaj il I not advis
able at this time to rnak further ex
peed&u-rea in that dlreotion-i
Russian Resolution Killed.
Des HRIW s, March 2I.--K
ad 3ol ition exprei in
pathy tor the Russians in the
wai fflth Japan was v,.'..-.'i d.-..-. by tin
Iowa Desse The vote against ihi
resolution was almost unanimous.
SULLY HOPES TO RESUME.
Financial Embarrassment of Cotton
Kincj Only Temporary.
New Yer! March 2J At the open.
in. et ih ("niton I'.xchanue the sus
pension of .1. II Garrison .v Co was
announcedi hut this auapenslon is cdm
pn'ratlvoly unlmpdrtaht, the compaivyja
.mi landim Interest net 1 -in. sup
posed to be material.
A statement from Daniel J. Sully
was read in which he .ul.th.i he
iiec.'d he- embarrassment was only
temporary and he ox pooled ti) resume
in the near future.
Superintendent King of the rotten
Exchan ge died at Mr. Siill a iMec
seen after the latter'.s arrival and en!
hiih to sign eentiac tH releasing up
wards ii $1,00 Ol margin mem
due te cotton ttrokers In this cit and
various points iti the country.
i it. i in the day Daniel J, Sully,
Samuel I! Morse. Edwin Hartley,
and William Fngam rai rj Ing I
ou business under the name of Daniel i
J, Sully ,v Co dealers |n dttori, i offi
and Brain, assigned foi the hem nt ol
rediloi i to foscpn 11.' Hoatlley. Th-
a- Hlgnmont pnier wort filed bj the
attorm fi lie firm
IDLE MILLS WILL RESUME.
Amalgamated Association Acjrc-es to
Reduction In VVages.
Pittsbuf'g, March 2 I 'I ho ilemail I
ol the maiuilai niei ter a rO lm Oft
in the ah el and tin plate wage ale
hn been om bj tlie gem ral
et utTvi 6oard 6l the Am..l umal I
..it lion. Steel and In V\ oi
i An ici eeiuonl was i i. In I
in:' ihe da and a cep Lb Qivl eJ
si ale for sheets was submitt I to he
American Rh'eol and Tin lie nni
inj tin signature, The new
(uli. for a reduction averaging uhoiil
8 per i enf. in addition to the i
cent cut that went Info i ITtf 1 on .Ian.
i, nal-.eic a total reduction ol is per
cent in the ale ol \M I
There iin many idle iintoti shwM
plants in Ihe i ountrj. but i fxpe.c
(d i.ll Of them Will lie |,l|t 111
opeiatlen under the te-w i 1.1
The exi i .ee board aSci Ided to
make a dm tion in Ih tm iA |ti acalo
amountIIIK to about 20 per enl
CAUSE OF BANK'S FAILURE, (jrii Mills
st rui lion
Former Treasurer Held Solely Respon- completi
sibte by Roceivcrs.
I'.altimeie. Ma-ch 21. In the In nit
court here tin- receivers ol the City
'Ijui and RankiiiK company, which 1
iisi.. c.te.l .lone 7. 1003, lib a Bull in
wI.i- t!ie i harge that tin- cause ol
the hank's failuTc was "du aliiioiti Pnrtsnujtilh Vlnreh 21 I'lu I
Lo the unwarranted, unau I gubmnVInc boat Mo A
Lbortzoii and fraudulent transactions
8olut(dy no buafhoss or an kind 61 struck a torpedo,
responsibility whatever, which beai ,\t the time ,in ivi
the endorsement of Kohler.'" I Bel wa ofl the 11)
Kohlei left Haltimon- Inn llately the maneuv
alier tin- silapension of the bank and' fnthoms of ware
IH reported to I
EX-MAIL CLERK ARRESItU.
ie Charged With Having Stolen Regis
I,a Crosse, Wfs. Man 21.- Poat
offlce Inspector K. P. Mnher of Chi
cago has arrived h.-r.-, having In CUB
tpfty an I n.ail cli 11. Ufl I I Hflj 1
JVitft .1 loll II Ih" I Kgl I (1 mail
whh l. my lou ly 'it lappeafed
i. un ihe Milv at tralfi at New Id
l.on Wcdn .lav nl Th prl torn i
was arraic I bfctore United Stale*
Court Commlsj i^ner C. Prenl I
and waived e-,aminalion. hai ad
niltti I Hie tin ft.
j he pa i' il. auMn.1 Itii refuse to
give out his name, hut ii is undei tood
in iva dlschari I rfoin' ih BlflU SStiv
i. las ago, aftei ivorl Ing a yeai
on -ciiation. Hs rrnrtdrrg prt para
,'hi. priso'nei wai taken to the federal
i a at Madison:
DEAL IS BEING CLOGED.
to the sa of the road to the Northern
i in the i orporatlon. They wen
aho'tft to i Kti ad thi ir line over th
Cascade mountains to Spokane to con
ci with the Oregon rtailruad and
LOWER COURT REVERSED.
njuitted, Kef -vuUncc tending to fasten
ar New id-
Manila, March 21 News
poi lan' !".i enS e- CS-IM
boon re eh ,-d frotn i 'ntalmhi
of the pne in ol \tlii umo,
On Man 7 I 'Jits of
Seventeen th and Twontj third i
try, Troop it of the Poiii It ehth
airy and Cat.-ly's hate lit nil 150
Btrong. under coinniand of CJeneral
Leonard Weed, attacked and i itptured
the cetta (fort) which was hell |)J '"'HJ
the da.In. ,\!i, who resists the unit pas tnaii\
slavers law His defensive worfcu tjuanlii
,v. re do -ti 031 I and ii riliati lohhiebi and tin ft
forced bj th.- a.-, tiratc flr of ih'c bat- i !or Ti
5 Two ihou in I ule their pursued a
retreat after a. I-- ol 100.
TllO A 11101 II HIS Stlt CHI:'- i
HI nt. p. i ior the i lire. a
eiward i tried on.a'i
convii ted n-n-d i to twunij
ytsiis A .li'i I :i
TIN MINING BEGINS.
Blrj Black Hill* Mill Opens Prornislnc
lis-idw 11. Man Ii
inilei Ol Hi. in lll IIIJI
(aim a ts i Un wee! itli
i- ai indl lb Pin i
i in pa 11j
i couoei II tj
un mine in tl
I- n,ill Ii i In
ELEVEN PERSONS PERISH.
Dritioh Submarine Boat Run Down by
ol Frank Kohler, Its former treas-J |i,, aid fTtivrlo liner an.
urer." sons were drow I. ln Ul
Among other t-MifRft ii I1*
snnl II Th Na light
ail'i.,..!: I,,,,..,,,, M.u it. the nl
thai the. bank "no holds
fo,r gaged in submari ne wru. Tin
alieiit JluCr.OiiO given by po'
pn I on aTid report oil that sh
imewhon: In the' prna of a batth lp
Th- |,-OI wit toni ol
Hie IP i O
he int.. i
cific iiri-d ar. option on the road.
ftepn entativi of thi Northern Pa Servians W. Aid Russia.
clflc are now-here for the purpose oi Bc
ti.e deal, the terms of which
are ben.i: anaruc.
11 i i
Ii 1 l,
PAYNE AS WITNE
on a hai
in 1'. i
fill it le
It Is Hi
able in le
Cleveland, Ml Man 21
of masked rm a
and st cured
Sawyer un I I'm
Northern Pacific V/ill Purchase Bel- gJVVH chafed with Che luunlor ul SW
linyham Bay Road. Ktlltini, a negro porti r, on a'pn ngor
Fan Francisco, March 21.J, K. train near Hushpin-kna durli nhrt-
i van ot Whatcom,'genei .1 supi i hid week Ti.. prl on
i adont. and VVilllam Howard, attor- to ?con of the mu er and. ha
i .,i the Bellingham l'.a and Brit- from th raili ial hi
i.-ii Columbia Railroad company, i
In Ulis city cohterrfiig with IJ 0 Mills Manchuri an Trade Repoits.
of New York, \i Cornwall andothei inl"v. Ma'rcli 21
stockhbldbrs of the company In gard ri]i i:
Paclfli Railroad company. P. B. C6rn increase,
WST\ pfi pTenj oi Hte company, anl
own a cbntrolllng inter
nse In Bat ton
en trial ii'-v
1 STal disti
i ..i ivins
.IP the liialto
ii. the rii
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Important Military Engagement
Occurs in Philippine Prov
TWO THOUSAND MOROS RETREAT
AFTER LOSS O 100 KILLED.
im- natto, A Forced to Abandon Na
i five Fori After Complete Do
st ruction oi Defensive Works
and Damaging Fire from Bat-.
lories of Colonel Gately.
at U'a liinci.ii
MASKED MOB STORMS JAIL.
la.n win arrested by the In pectoi Xwo Negro Murderers Lynched '"j-M
hurl in trti I
1 m! i ,,t Ti,
i)( _.,.,. ..._ pm
Ai Is alsi
Navigation company's road, but while chwnni th Importai
was in abeyance the Northern a
Servia. March 21 Thi
Bervl in toreign a
linteers from Servfa ti re
Iowa Woman Released After Second pj enlistment will be
fn-.-. Molues, Mffrch 21.By revising
thi tower court decision the supremi
hal I volun
:i,,, Mleaau Mrs Ida Gar, wen BBKJT
ofmurdi husband dead wed elghty-nve years. was
Servians and W
Thomas Lawretn Pbm it,. 1
3 S HreteU and has u^n a
the- .rim. on CuafTes Ilolada. an a. WsidWJt et-CMOMm MUC0JS13.
complice, who is now eervinc a life'
.,,,...,.._ v.i.... icjg
.inn.in. retty-siv Ian ta
il iill- r) i and a large
,i It ion were capl lire.I
i re ia.'e.i.
i B.1 Captain MfacGpy
pi tired the datto, lyt
bangit, and ii'l retainer s. Troops ar
now ii-e i
WILO SCENES GF DISORDER
HAND TO HAND CONFLICT IN RE-
PUBLICAN CONVENTION AT
Ch d. M.
i 21.- Wit I scenes
the opening of the i-l.
is Ustrl Republican convep.
I., as a re tilt of a fight between
and Filipino factions.
The trouble started when the Dick
men inated ('haihs Leach as
chalrniin I'il'plnos having already
selected i Ward of La ke county
as the presl ill onTcerl When Leach
the chair he was as
F'lllplnos and a hand
to hand Rghl followed which quickly
became ge'aeraL The police finally
arrived in force and restored partial
order. |v Ii faction, however, nomi
Lieu naleii jis own committees and ticket.
The Pillpinou renomlnatetl Jacob A.
I., idler fm congress and A. T. Spitzer
and f. Rggors as th icgati the
national convention^ The Dick dele-
t. oomln fted Jacob' A. BohTier fot
congTi is bj acclamation and chose J.
U. Sell..- and A. spit/.er as dele
gates to the national convention.
The dm ml herein^ i Senator For
aker are known as "Filipinos?-' The
former Hannn followerfl are now
termed "Dick" men. being und er the
leader hip if Senator-elect Dick.
The delegates to the national con
vention an uniustiii.-ted.
NONJNION MEN ATTACKED.
Kansas City Hack Driver Mortally
Shot by Strikers.
Kansas 'itv 8Iar :i Albert Fer
en mi, ii tio:innioii hack driver, was
1 and mortallj wcunded by one
lour men probablj strikers, who had
decoyed him Into the outskirts of the
city. The Quartette escaped.
I "org use answ.r. a all from a
down town hotel, where the. four men,
one dress ed as a woman, enter ed the
carriage, When they alighted later
thev ,-UIH' ke umi tinully shot Fergtt-
In another part of the city Andrew
i nonunion hack driver, was
badly beaten by strikers and at still
another print a hai driven by a
itrl breaker was demolished by un
ion men. N arrests were made.
WRECK BANK BUILDING.
Burglars Raid Firth (Neb.) Institution
but Secure No Booty.
Lincoln, Ni l.TMarch 21.Robbers
blew the First National bank building
at Firth, Neb., to pi es in an attempt
to tool th. i ut failed to secure
the tea:.-ie Dean, who runs
a restaurant adjoining the bank, was
locked in place of business to pre
vent him from interfering.
N .,i,i...:s wen s.ai'rd away by
citizens beiore they could blow op en
CASHIER RESISTS BURGLARS.
Indiana Bank Official Shot and Seri
Peru. Ind., March 21.Cashier At
kins on of the Miami County bank at
Amboy, tear miles from Peru, was shot
in the head by burglars and seriously
wounded. The burglars had blown
out the front wind ow of the building
when Charles Warren and Cashier At
kin-on atta ked them and caused them
to By, after shooting the cashier. They
failed to obtain $150,000 in the bank.
Czar Visits the Dockyard.
St. Petersburg, March 4.9^^-Thft.- em
peror visited the new admiralty dock
yard during ihe day was looking
i pale, but was cheerful and smilingly
i greeted the 12,000 dock workers who
turned out to welcome him.
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