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FOR the FAIR SEX
THE STREET CAR BORE
A DISTINCT VARIETY OF THE
A St. Paul Woman Tells of Her Expe
rience in this Form of Travel —Pret-
ty Girls, as a Rule, Like to Sit Near
A St. Paul woman said the other day:
"Do write about the street car bore,
which is a distinct variety of the spe
cies and should be relegated to outer
darkness. He usually hangs on a
strap and bends over his victim and
asks all sorts of questions of an inti
mate nature in a loud voice; for this
bore "has a curiosity of great propor
tions, and his victim generally writhes
as the eyes of all the passengers are
fastened upon her.
"I struck one of them the other day
in a very crowded oar. He was hang
ing on a strap and pinned me with his
eye. as he inquired where I had been,
where I was going, what my husband
did and where I lived, and everything
except what my income was, which I
expected to have him do next.
"Talk about the curiosity of women!
It isn't a circumstance to that of
men when they really want to know
things. This man I speak of talked in
a loud voice, and when the car stopped
at the bottom of the hill and had to
wait there he continued in just as
loud a voice until every eye was rivet
ed upon me and every ear was strain
ed to hear his remarks. My replies
were hardly audible, but I assure you
I felt murderously toward that man.
"Women sometimes talk just as loud
In cars, but not the women one knows,
and most of them have the saving
grace of disliking to air their private
affairs in public
"Another bore in cars is the man
who stares, who selects some woman
as a victim and fixes his eyes upon
her. Try as she will, she doesn't seem
to be able to get away from his gaze.
That is one reason women dislike the
seats that face each other in the cars;
they prefer the front ones. Pretty
girls who don't mind being stared at
will sit near the door.
"There are so many things that
happen in street cars that are tests
of a person's good breeding. For in
stance, it is not at all necessary, be
cause a man you happen to know sits
with you, that he should pay your
fare; of course this depends a good
deal upon the way he does it whether
It is objectionable or not. If you
know him very slightly he should
never presume. A St. Paul girl who
has lived in Europe for years said to
me the other day that she would never
think of offering to pay the fare of a
friend over there; it is regarded as in
sulting. Then, again, if you take a
postage stamp from a friend and he
tries to give it to you, it simply makes
you uncomfortable. Tact governs
these things; the well bred person
knows when to accept a favor and
when not to.
"But, as I said in the beginning, one
of the greatest trials to a woman is
the street-car bore who talks in a
loud voice and makes her conspicu
ous. He never seems to realize that
you are not delighted to meet him, but
he beams upon you and tells you that
you are stout or thin, or looking well
or poorly, and you wish lightning
■would strike hiru, and yet you continue
MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE
Miss Alice Duford and Raymond,
Weisel were married on Wednesday
evening at Christ church. Rev. C. D.
Andrews read the service. The bride
was attended by her sister, Miss Min
nie Duford, and William Olsem acted as
best man. The bride's gown was of
white etumine, trimmed with cluney
lace and seed pearls, and she carried
Bride's roses. The maid of honor wore
white liberty silk and carried white
roses. After the ceremony a reception
was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Walker Weisel, Maria avenue. The
rooms were beautifully decorated with
purple and asters. Mr. and Mrs. Wei
kc-1 will be at home to friends after
Lieut, and Mrs. A. I. Harrison, of
Fort Snelllns, are visiting in ansas
Miss Nash, of Plattsburg, N. V., is
visiting Capt. and Mrs. A. F. Parme
Miss Gussie Lux, of Carroll street,
entertained formally for Miss Eva The
len, of Milwaukee, at a musicale on
Miss Anna Kunz and Rudolph C.
Pleins were married at St. Joseph's
church, corner Carroll street and Vir
ginia avenue, at high noon Thursday.
After the ceremony a dinner was serv
ed to the relatives and immediate
friends at the home of the bride, St.
Anthony avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Pleins
left in the evening for an extended trip
to the East.
The members of the Florentine club
will give their their dancing party at
Garfield hall this evening.
Mr. George H. Prince has gone to
Miss Perkins, of Arundel street, will
remove from her apartments in the
Lansmere to the Ryan hotel on the Ist
* • •
Mrs. F. E. Rice, of Summit avenue,
has gone to Michigan to visit friends.
* * *
A number of St. Paul people attend
tended the wedding of Miss Mary
Cashman and Mr. Earl Ross in Hudson,
Wis., last Tuesday evening. Rev. J. A.
Barney performed the ceremony. The
bridesmaid was Miss Lillyn Cashman,
Bister of the bride. Both wore tan
mousseline de soie over blue silk and
carried roses. Miss Anna McNamara,
It isn't worth while to
bake bread; we beat you,
iw Ward-Corby Co.
of this city, maid of honor, wore a
gown of pink muslin and carried white
carnations. Mr. Eduard Dorgan, of
Hudson, attended the groom. Mr. and
Mrs. Ross, after a short trip East, will
be at home in Hudson after Oct. 1.
The indoor picnic is a form of en
tertainment that is popular in Phila
delphia. It is something like a buffet
luncheon, but the guests are expected
to help themselves. On a side table
are placed piles of plates, cups and
saucers, napkins, knives, forks and
spoons, ice water, etc., while the cen
ter dining room table Is loaded with
salads, cold chiken, pie, hot escalloped
oysters, sandwiches, olives and rad
ishes, preserves, candies and fruit.
Everyone helps himself, and the only
time a servant appears is when a dish
needs replenishing. Indoor picnics are
in especial favor with the young set,
and the guests do hot usually exceed a
dozen in number.
A sad state of affairs has been re
vealed among the women of England
by the application for advice which a
certain mother made to a police magis
trate anent her daughter's habit of
tight lacing. What kind of advice the
magistrate found himself in a posi
tion to give the cable advices do not
state, but of course he gave it.
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Here is a good suit to withstand wind and weather; a stylish, warm, use
ful costume. It is In dark and light gray Scotch mixture wool; the fine gore
skirt clears the ground, the deep plaits being left free from the knees
down. The smart, long basque coat is semi-fitting, and is lined throughout
with gray silk. The collar and belt are of dark gray velvet. The simple, new
hat is of black velvet folds, with a plaque of white beaver felt, embroidered
in black chenille.
Among other things, however, he did
say that he knew a young woman*who
will remain a confirmed Invalid all
her life as a result of the practice. A
writer in a London newspaper says
there is scarcely a fashionable woman
who does not tight-lace. "To such an
extent has the evil grown," he says,
'that at a certain famous musicale in
London orders for gowns from wom
en whose waist measurements ar£
over twenty-two inches are delicately
but firmly declined.
"We do not care to risk our reputa
tion by gowning any but the most
fashionable women," explained the
principal recently, "and no woman
with a large waist can look well in a
frock designed for one who has culti
vated the short hip figure. So if a
customer comes to us wearink the old
fashioned style of corsets and does
not seem inclined to conform to newer
ideas she must go elsewhere for her
"We have heaps of customers whose
measurements are three or four inches
Bmaller than they were last year, and
in almost every case this is due to the
tight lacing demanded to acquire the
new figure. Quite young girls are the
worst offenders, and I am Quite sure
we have not made a gown this season
for a debutante whose waist measure
ment exceeded twenty inches."
This is a form of bondage that the
American woman can scarcely imag
A well known minister of the gospel,
who is noted for his urbanity, democ
racy and ability to Inspire confidence
in his fellow creatures, was passing
through the Grand Central station the
other day, in company Avith a Compan
ion divine, of whose esteem he was ap
preciative. They- had been talking of
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1903,
various experiences as to getting
checks cashed in places where they
were not known.
"I've had some narrow escapes,"
said the venerable divine of benign
countenance, "but I don't believe I've
ever been refused outright."
"i should think not," replied the
younger man, knowing this to be his
companion's tender point. "You radi
ate confidence "
Just at this point the courteous old
man noticed two heavy laden females
carrying between them three bursting
valises, under the weight of which
they were fairly staggering. Their
gowns and gait proclaimed them deni
zens of verdantville, as with an eye
on the clock and another on the shift
ing trains they elbowed their way to
ward the rear exit. Instantly the doc
tor stepped forward with a couteous
"Allow me," and extended his free
hand toward the burden nearest him.-
His other held his own grip and a
small satchel, which, indeed, were far
from new. The puffing individuals
stopped shoit in their Wild career
through the building and sharply eyed
the reverend. Their glasses traveled
from his face .to his bag 3 and back
again. Then one of them found her
"And that's your little game, is it?"
said she. "Ye're one o' them green
goods gold brick creaters what think
they can hoodwink us country folks,
but yer can't! Get along with yer in
nings. Yell get nothing from us; we
ain't the greenies yer take us fer."
And they puffed on to the waiting
train, leaving their would-be benefac
tor speechless with mortification.
ITEMS FROM EVERYWHERE
Few women have discarded more
suitors than Miss Ellen Herndon Ar
thur, daughter of the former president.
Now she is engaged to Charles Pink
erton. Miss Arthur is by no means
young, and it is purely her own choice
that has caused her spinsterhood. Her
fiance is a partner in the Wall street
firm of Havemeyer & Pinkerton, and
is a prominent member of the Univer
sity club. Miss Arthur has had an in
teresting, if unsettled life. Independ
ently wealthy, she has traveled about
the world with her brother, Chester
Alan Arthur, who married only a few
years ago. Brother and sister received
much attention wherever they visited.
Many winters were passed in Cairo,
where the Arthurs mingled with the
"English crowd." It was here that
many men were rejected by Miss Ar
thur. Lord Monson, now the husband
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the Sip yj_&rf_i .<? "
13ignature of I^^/; 4-&£c£6&i
of Mrs. Lawrence Turnure, of New
York, is said *q have been among the
In Paris, where the Arthurs were
guests of Miss f^anny Reed, Miss Ar
thur resumed hei? conquests, but im
poverished nobility found her unyield
ing. Thence she went to Colorado
Springs, where she was admired im
mensely, in appearance the president's
daughter is striking, if not beautiful.
She is tall and dark, with fine brown
eyes. She clothes her graceful figure
to advantage. Her chief charm is her
accent; that has a trace of French.
Her conversation is unusually brilliant.
Having made a distinct impression
on the Newporters, Miss Emily Taylor
returned to her mother in Paris. Miss
Taylor is a niece of the elder Mrs.
Pierre Lorill%rd. She interested the
fashionable set, and Henry Walters, the
millionaire bachelor, gave a luncheon
for her aboard the Narada that some
thought significant. She is a pretty
girl, with a pink-and-white complexion,
a pretty manner of speaking and much
vivacity. Her mother has reared her
according to French customs, and to
the unrestrained Newport girl Miss
Emily was a revelation. She and Miss
Nathalie Schenck became fast friends.
But this was not Miss Taylor's first ap
pearance in our society. The party
given in Sherry's by Mrs. Lorillard a
few months after the death of her hus
band was ostensibly to mark the debut
of her niece, although in reality it was
to show her mourning was at an end.
The ball was a fiasco, but that was not
the fault of the pretty "bud."
Otero, the Spanish dancer, never is
happy unless floing something off the
stage to amuse the Parisians. Recent
ly she was ejected from the Grand
opera house. Tlven.her losses at Monte
Carlo were supposed to have swept
away her fortune. Now the dancer has
had herself photographed clad so
scantily that even Paris is shocked.
These Otero photographs are selling
like hot cakes. She is shown with her
bosom flashing with gems. In fact, the
jewels serve as drapery. The dancer
wears a stomacher of brilliants, and
her bosom is criss-crossed with chains
and ropes of pearlfc. One diamond or
nament is ten inches square.
The Smart Set in Japan.
The smart set in Japan does not
know its own mind. The Japanese are
arrogant enough to prefer their own
institutions to those of other countries;
at the same time, they wish to join the
great powers; and, to do this, they
must accept the fashions of the hated
West. For, in their hearts, the Jap
anese do hate the West, though they
are sharp enough to see that no nation
which does not wear trousers can be a
great power. So, in Japan there are
two smart sets, the breeched and the
unbreeched; and, as there are many
Japanese who practice several reli
gions, so are there many who live two
The official smart set, the set which
embraces ambassadors and cabinet
ministers and politicians and civil
servants generally, wear trousers in
public. But follow home the immacu
late field marshal or pompous courtier,
and, within five minutes, you will find
him minus breeches or knee-breeches,
and comfortably enveloped in a ki
mono, probably squatting on the floor.
The Japanese who wear European
dress do not like to wear it; on the con
trary, they are as anxious to be rid of
it as is a fat woman of her stays.
Those who know the court only,
would imagine Japan to be far more
foreignized than it really is. The great
politicians, and a few other great no
blemen, live in foreign houses, use for
eign furniture, give dinner parties in
the foreign style, eat with knives and
forks, sit on chairs, and dress like
Christians in Sunday attire. Then, as
I have said, the emperor requires that
European dress be worn at his garden
parties—of which he has at least two
every year—a cherry-blossom party
and a chrysanthemum party.—Douglas
Sladen, in October Smart Set.
One may expect a series of Vander
bilt balls this winter. It is a time-hon
ored custom in this family to entertain
for debutantes who-' are relatives. Miss
Ruth Twombly, tall and fair, ha,s come
out in Newport, and this winter she
will be one of the most prominent
"buds." If she proves to be as great a
success as her elder sister, Miss Flor
ence Twombly, she will be the belle of
the season. Miss Florence is admired
greatly. She possesses physical charm
and a manner that Is distinguished.
She is athletic —in fact, she is of the
best type of American girl. Miss Ruth
resembles her sister. These girls are
great heiresses and, they have only one
WHIRL JOURNEYS END
As the train came to a stop Howard
Monroe glanced out of the window of
the Pullman. "Twenty-four hours
more," he murmured. "Well, it can't
be helped—by George, that's a pretty
girl. Nice old lady with her, too.
Hope they'll come in here."
Next moment his hopes were real
ized, as the two women entered the
car, guided by an obsequious porter,
who deposited a dress suit case and an
umbrella in the section opposite. "Be
here about ten minutes, ma'am," he
said in answer to a question from thp
elder; "got to cut in some sleepers and
"Thank you. Better sit down, Aunt
But the elder woman shook her
head. "I do wlgh you had some one
to go with you, Dorothy," she exclaim
ed, in tones Howard could not help
overhearing. "I can't bear to have
you go alone. Tpur uncle never would
let you if he hadn't been sick in bed.
You're sure you don't mind?"
"I don't mind tljie least bit in the
world, auntie. We bachelor girls have
to learn to do for ourselves."
"Bachelor girls, indeed 1" The eld
ers lady sniffed awhile Howard felt an
unaccountable thrill of pleasure pass
through him. "Old maids we used to
call them. A girl's a girl, no matter
what she says,- and I don't like to
see one traveling alone. It wasn't con
sidered proper in my young days."
"I know," returned the girl softly.
"But traveling has changed so since
then, even down in this dear little out
of-the-way corner of the South. Why,
what could harm me?"
"Oh, nothing, I suppose, but I don't
like it. You wouldn't even take a
lunch with you," she added irrelevant
ly, her hospitable Southern heart ag
grieved. "It seems so inhospitable to
send anyone away without something
"You're awfully good, Aunt Bessie,
but, indeed, itwasn't worth while. I'll
get dinner and breakfast in the dining
car and be in New York for lunch."
A sudden clanging made the. elder
brother with whom to divide this
wealth. The mother Inherited $10,000,
--000 from the William H. Vanderbllt
estate. Since his marriage Mr. Twom
bly has taken advantage of these Van
derbilt connections and Is credited .with
enormous wealth on his own account.
Special to The Globe.
CROOKSTON, Minn., Sept. 18.—
Last evening, in this city, at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O. H. Richardson, occurred the
marriage of Frank E. Packard to Mlsh
Bulah Richardson. Only some twenty
five of the immediate relatives were
present. Rev. Alfred E. Peterson, of
this city, officiated, and a wedding
dinner was served. The bride is one of
the most popular and accomplished
young women of this city. Mr. Pack
ard is a graduate of Hamline univer
sity and was formerly connected with
Twin City papers. Last year he was
managing editor of the Grand Forks
Plaindealer, and is now occupying a
like position on the Crookston Times.
Aged Actress Dying.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Sept. 18.—
Mrs. Elizabeth Saunders, the actress,
so well known to theater-goers of dec
ades gone by, is passing away at her
home in this city, her death being
only the matter of a few days, ac
cording to the statement of the at
tending physician. Mrs. Saunders first
appeared before the public fifty years
ago. Her name off the stage was An
derson, and she is a cousin of Joseph
Jefferson and of William Warren, the
character actor. Her rendition of old
women's parts was considered without
Will Paint Their Own Houses.
WALLINGTON. N. J., Sept. 18.—The
women here have defied the Painters'
and Decorators' union and have form
ed a league to paint their own houses.
They had difficulty with the unionists
over th ematter of wages, and, as a re
sult, have begun a co-operation
scheme whereby the town is rapidly
acquiring a new coat of colors with
out the aid of the men.
Here's a Professoress.
NEW YORK, Sept. 18.—For the
first time in the history of Columbia
university, a woman has been directly
appointed to a professorship by the
board of trustees. The new professor
is Miss Margaret E. Maltby, Ph. D. t a
graduate of Barnard, who will be in
stalled at the beginning of the aca
demic year as adjunct professor of
Poems Worth Reading j
THE VESTAL STAR.
The day has said good night, and gone to
Each drowsy bird lies dreaming in his
A sweet, transparent light low in the
Still lingers tenderly, as if to keep
A memory of the past alive. Stars creep
Timidly forth, and Venus with her
Of diamond-splendor hovers, loveliest,
As vestal-guardian of the violet deep.
The star of love reigns also in my heaft.
Amid the somber shadows of its night
Pours the soft radiance of her holy
As from a lamp hung in a shrine apart;
And thou, O Loveliness, its vestal art
To keep the flame forever pure and
—Nathan Haskell Dole in October Smart
Beoause-I hold it sinful to despond.
And still not let the bitterness of life
Blind me with burning tears, but look
Its tumult and strife;
Because I lift my head above the mist.
Where the sun shines and the broad
But every ray and every raindrop kissed
That God's love doth bestow.
Think you I find no bitterness at all?
No burden to be borne, like Christian's
Think you there are no ready tears to
Because I keep them back?
Why should I hug life's ills with cold
To curse myself and all who love me!
A thousand times more good than I de
God gives me every day;
And each one of these rebellious tears
Kept bravely back, He makes a rain
Grateful I take His slightest gift, no
Nor any doubts are mine.
Dark skies must clear, and when the
clouds are past.
One golden day redeems a weary year;
Patient <I listen, sure that sweet at last
Will sound his voice of cheer.
Then vex me not with chiding. Let me
I must be glad and gTateful to the end.
I grude you not your cold and darkness
The flowers of light befriend.
woman start. "Gracious!" she ex
claimed, "I'll be carried off. Good-by,
Dorothy. Write as soon as you get to
New York. I'll be anxious till I hear."
The two hurried to the platform,
where the girl stood smiling and wav
ing until the train was well under way.
So well under way was it, indeed, that,
as she turned to enter the car, a sud
den lurch threw her violently to one
side and made her grasp the rail to
steady herself. As she did so, her
purse, hung to her belt by a chain,
flew open and sent most of its contents
at large through the yet unclosed doors
of the vestibule.
Unaware of this, however, Miss Ver
non walked to her seat, glancing
around her just in time to see How
ard watching her. Both were think
ing of the good lady's anxious hospi
tality, and before they could recover
themselves they had smiled squarely
into one another's eyes.
With quickly stiffened lips, Dorothy
sank into her seat. As she did so, her
purse swung forward into her lap, ex
posing its emptiness to her startled
gaze. With a gasp of dismay, she
seized and examined It. Her ticket was
safe in an Inner compartment, but
every cent of her money was gone.
It did not take her long to decide on
the moment of her loss, nor the hope
lessness of repairing it. Miss Vernon
was a very independent young woman,
who on more than one occasion in the
four years that had elapsed since she
had begun to earn her own bread had
seen her funds depleted nearly to the
vanishing point, yet never before had
she found herself entirely penniless.
There was nothing to be done, however,
to telegraph to Aunt Bessie for more
money would be to frighten that lady
almost to death, and there was no one
eIBQ on whom she felt at liberty to
call. She must simply resolve to make
the best of her journey, all twenty
four hours of it, without money.
Meanwhile, Howard had been watch
ing the girl out of the corner of his
eye, admiring her more every moment.
He had noted the look of vexation that
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froze the smile with which she had
unintentionally favored htm, and had
promptly averted his eyes, as if In
hopes that the girl's wrath might
glance off his broad shoulders. Thus,
turned away, he had missed seeing her
discovery of her open purse and her
consequent consternation. When he
had ventured to look again, she was
staring straight ahead of her with
what seemed to him a most inscrut
able expression. In reality she wus
thinking of the luncheon she had re
fused and pondering the great truth
that even a modern dining car is of
little avail unless one had the price of a
As the-afternoon wore away Howard
began to curse the conventionalities.
Here he was within a few feet of this
peerless girl—as he had already begun
to term her —and yet to all practical
.purposes was miles and miles away.
He had always been slow to scrape ac
quaintance, even with men, and, so
far as he could remember, had never
in his life done so with a woman. Un
less Dorothy—he heard her aunt call
her Dorothy—should give him an open
ing, he told himself sadly, that he
should never venture to address her.
After awhile a waiter passed through
the car announcing dinner. Howard
was hungry, but determined to wait
until Dorothy should go in. The car
might be crowded and he might be
compelled to sit with her at the same
table, where he might hope that the
chances of the meal might enable him
to address her. But wait as he might,
Dorothy showed no signs of budging,
and, long after the last call for dinner
had been circulated, he was forced to
go in alone.
While dining he wondered over the
situation. The girl had eaten nothing
since she came on board the train
nearly six hours before. She had no
lunch with her —not even a box of
candy. She was a solid, healthy girl,
not by any means one of those fragile
beauties who live on air, and should
have had an appetite to correspond.
What the dickens could be the matter?
The next morning was the same.
Dorothy sat motionless, looking in the
eyes of the by-this-time besotted
youth, lovelier than ever. As a matter
of fact, the lack of her morning coffee
had given the girl a headache, while the
lack of other food made her savage and
At last came a crisis. Just as the
waiter pased through with his '"last
call for breakfost in the dining car,"
the train stepped, not at a station,
but out in a field. After ten minutes
had crept by without sign of move
ment, Howard, who had been waiting:
for breakfast as he had waited for
dinner, went out to investigate. Soon
he came back and went straight up to
Dorothy with determination in his
eyes. "I beg your pardon," he said,
with a composure that astonished
himself, "but we have been stopped by
a wreck across the track and will be
delayed at least six hours. They are
going to cut off the diner and send It
back as soon as breakfast is over. If
you want anything to eat you had bet
ter get it now, before it is too late."
Six hours longer! The tears came
into Dorothy's eyes, and her lids viuiv-
ered pathetically. How could she bear
it? "Thank you," she Bald, as bravely
as she could. "Thank you! Hut I'm
Not hungry. Harry stared .it her
incredulously. To his certain knowl
edge she had eaten nothing for twen
ty-four hours. Not hungry! The thine:
was preposterous. He glanced at her
white cheeks, then, with sudden sus
picion, at her pocketbook. "1 haven't
had any breakfast myself yet," ho
said. "Won't you take pity on me and
be my guest? I can't bear to eat
For an instant the girl gazed at him
while a mist swam before her •
"Thank you very much," sin- Bald,
humbly. "I —I lost all my money over
board a few minutes after we started
yesterday, and I'm nearly starved to
A year later Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Monroe, in the newest of new clothes,
were taking the same trip northward.
Aunt Bessie had Just left them and
they had settled themselves for the
twenty-four-hour trip before them.
Howard turned to his rnonth-oM
bride reflectively. "Just to think," he
said softly, "if I hadn't spoken to you
a year ago we shouldn't have been
here today. I hesitated a long time be
fore I ventured."
"A long time! I should think so."
There was much emphasis in the
Howard appeared startled. "Too
long, was It?" he asked. "If I hadn't
spoken when I did what would you
"Done? Well," reflectively, "if you
had delayed much longer I believe I
should have asked you myself—and
hated you ever afterwards!"
"Instead of —" she repeated, roguish
ly, "instead of —suppose you guess."—<
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