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VOL. LV. NO. 129.
THE AIIGUS, FRIDAY, ;IAKCII 10, 190G.
P1UCE TWO CENTS.
SPEAKER GANNON RAKED
SHORT A MILLION
I0LAN IS OUSTED
TWO SCORE KILLED IN A
COLLISION IN COLORADO
FOR STATEHOOD ATTITUDE
Cincinnati Grand Jury Asked to
Miners' Executive Board Ap
proves of Action of Presi
Takes Uncle Joe Se
verely to Task.
Packing Committees and Other
wise Ruling House With
Washington, March 16. Before pro
ceeding with the legislative bill the
house today considered the bill per
mitting the leasing of 5,000 acres of
arid lands in LaPlata county, Colorado,
to the P. F. U. Rubber company for the
purpose of cultivating the rubber
plant. Gaines (Tenn.) proposed an
amendment to prevent "the rubber!
trust" from getting control of the en
terprise. haklrfortl Stopa Proceeding.
Shackleford (Mo.) was given permis
sion to discuss the bill and began to
criticise Speaker Cannon regarding
the statehood question. He was stop
ped before he proceeded far and .the
objection was- fatal io the further con
sideration of the bill.
Before referring to the statehood
matter Shackleford had this to say
about the manner in which Brooks,
who introduced the bill, got his meas
"The gentleman was not recognized
until he had first surrendered his con
stiutional rights as a representative of
the people and crept into your private
room, Mr. Speaker, there to supplicate
you to extend to him your grace.
' '. Not !rn ant, Hut Maatrr.
"No member can submit any matter
to a vote of the house until he shall
have first sought and found favor in
your sight. The constitution contem
plates the speaker shall be the servant
of the house. In defiance of the con
stitution you have made yourself its
master. You have packed every com
mittee so that no bill, can be reported
without your consent. Unless you are
willing no member can move to dis
charge a committee from the consider-;
ation of a bill and take it up in the
Kn throned pept.
"You sit an enthroned despot sub
jecting the rights and destinies of this
great people to the dictates of your
own unbridled will. Who stands today
tetween a progressive and enlightened
people and the statehood to which they
are entitled? You. sir. Only you. You
crack your whip and the majority of
this house cowers at your feet. You
turn your thumbs down and the house
deals a death blow to prostrate, bleed
H noteM Morales; I'nperx.
Here Shackleford said he had read
In the morning papers that "Uncle Joe"
had given it out flatfooted he would
not permit the house to concur in the
senate amendment on the statehood
till, and then proceeded: "What a
horrible announcement to be made in
a free country." The confusion in the
house throughout Shackleford's re
marks was such that very few mem
bers knew what he had said, when
Tawney stopped him with an objection.
Coanalrier Statehood March 21.
Washington. March 10. At a con
ference of republican house leaders to
day, it was decided to consider the
statehood bill March 21.
Houae Token Stand.
Washington, March 16. As the re
sult of a caucus which lasted for two
and a half hours yesterday afternoon,
the republicans of the house voted 126
to 33 to stand by the statehood bill as
it passed the house and ask the senate
for a conference on the measure. This
vote followed Immediately after a res
olution ofTered by Mr. Mondell of Wy
oming, representing the insurgents,
liad been defeated. 123 to 43, the Mon
dell resolution being to agree to the
senate amendment eliminatnig Arizo
na and New Mexico from the bill and
asking a conference on the minor
amendments in the measure.
Several speeches were made. They
were limited to five minutes each, but
in the case of Speaker Cannon and
Mr. Hamilton of Michigan, chairman
of the committee on territories, the
time wa3 extended. Mr. Hamilton
opened the discussion with a plea for
the original house bill. He said it had
already been endorsed by three repub
lican conferences. He discussed and
opposed the Foraker amendment, de
claring" It to be In the interest of cor
porations in the two territories affect
ed. He contended that the bill was
supported by .the president and by
Speaker Cannon." "Let us follow them
LAST OF GANG OF
C. S. White Admits Part in Swindling
Chicago Firms Out of
White, the last of a gang of forgers
who has- worked extensively in Chi -
cago, Omaha and St. Louis, was ar-
rested Wednesday in Lima, and con-
lessed la this city that he had led the
gang or cneck workers. lie stated that
checks were printed by himself and
his men identical to those used by the
Illinois Steel company. They were
made out in sums of $50 and $31, and
on pay days at the plant they would
dress as Hungarians, get In the crowd
and present their checks for payment
at banks or saloons near the factory,
White stated that he was a little scared
at first, but that It was so easy he
worked hard afterward and cleared up
about $G5,000 before leaving Chicago.
C0REYS ARE RECONCILED?
Wife of Pittsburg Steel Magnate Starts
East to Meet Husband.
Riverside, Cal., March 1C Mrs. W.
E. Corey, wife of the Pittsburg steel
magnate, started east today, accompa
nied by Mrs. Corey, Sr., and her sister-
in Jaw, to join her husband, a, corre-
spondence having resulted in a recon-
and fight it-out with the senate," was
his concluding admonition.
cannon Mnken Speech.
The speaker followed, touching first
on the binding effect of both caucuses
and conferences. He took the position
that where the party took action on
any matter of this nature, all mem-
bers participating were bound by that
He made the point that there were
20 residents of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory who objected to being tied
together where there was one in Ari-
zona and New Mexico. He admitted
he was being deluged with telegrams
on behalf of Oklahoma. He contended
that the effect of admittinir Oklahoma I
and Indian Territory at this time and
not ?ispoing of Arizona and New
Mexico only meant that there would
be four new senators from Arizona
and New Mexico instead of but two
senators in case the house stood firm.
Kflp for Jennie.
"I wish to God," he remarked, "the
senate was twice as good as it is. It
performs its functions fairly well it
is our senate. But to add four senators
where but two should be added," he
declared, "would give the senate too
much Influence as compared with the I
house, based on population." .
Reviewing legislation before congress
he said the rate bill would pass; that
if the house would stand firm, its
statehood bill would also become law,
"and we can stay here for three
months, he declared.
Addressing the Insurgents, he added:
"Why join the democracy, in order to
have your own way?' The speaker
then turned his face towards the sen-
ate and remarked: On what meat
doth this our Caesar feed that it hath
grown so great.'
"My judgment Is that statehood will
come as the house bill contemplates."
Many Mining Camps in Colorado
Damaged by Rush of the
NARROW ESCAPES FREQUENT
Grave Fears for Many Miners and
Prospectors Isolated in the
Denver, March 10. Ouray, Durango,
Leadville, Aspen, and other smaller
mining camps in Colorado have been
visited by snowslides during the past
Many Clone Cal In.
Hairbreadth escapes from slides are
reported from every mining camp, and
grave fears are entertained for scores
or daring prospectors and miners who
are cut off from the outside world in
their lonely cabins up in the hills.
Denver, Col., March 16. Special dis
patches from over the state indicate
that the storm which continued inter
mittently since Monday and reached
its most violent stage yesterday is sub
siding. Snowslides have been running
in the mountains and it is reported
that two miners were killed by a slide
in northwestern Colorado.
Plague Again in Wales.
Sydney, New South Wales, March 16.
The plague has reappeared here.
Five cases are reported;
CASE SIMILAR TO SHERRICK'S
Exact Amount Said to Have Been Mis
used $1.100.000 Banks Aid-
I ' ing Law.
Srand Juiy that convenes March 20 will
1 e asked to investigate an alleged
shortage of $1,100,000 in the accounts
of County Treasurer Rudolph K. Hy-
County Prosecutor Hiram M. Rulli-
I son said he would take the step as a
I result of a communication from State
Auditor Guilbert, calling his attention
to the report of a committee of two ex
I perts who were appointed by Probate
Judge C. M. Malsbary three weeks ago
to count the money in. the treasury
vaults. The experts found that lly-
nicka had $1,100,000 loaned out to
banks on which he was receiving in-
I.Ike Slierrlck (lino.
I Prosecutor Rulison savs he regards
the cases of the Hamilton county treas
urer as being identical with that of
David E. Sherrick, ex-auditor of Indi-
ana, who has- just been convicted of
embezzlement for loaning out public
funds. The prosecutor is now prepar
ing civil suits against Treasurer Hy-
nicka and his predecessors, Tilden R.
French and John H. Gibson, to recover
the interest money collected from the
On the witness stand, before the
I Drake committee, Hynicka admitted
I that he had received $30,000 in the IS
I months he has been in the treasurer's
office. In defense he said he had de
posited tax checks with the banks for
collection, and that until he had re-
ceived the money for the checks he
dKl not regard them as county funds.
The nioney, however, he admitted, had
I been left in the banks for months, and
was not withdrawn until needed by
Hank ;ive Aid
The banks have been asked to fur
nish the information needed to esti
mate the amounts said to have been
I Paid to the three treasurers, and. with
the exception of the First National
bank a,l hve promised to do so.
OMAHA MOB MAKES
A WEAK ATTEMPT
Batters Open Jail Door Trvina to
Reach Negroes But Is Routed
Omaha, March 1 G. A mob attacked
the jail last night in an effort to seize
and lynch holdup 'men confined there.
The mob was after four white men
charged with the murder of N'els Laus
ten, a saloon keeper, while holding up
his saloon, and three negroes charged
with the holding up of a street car and
killing the conductor. The mob batter
ed down the door of the jail at 12:45
and some of their number entered the
building. At this juncture about 40
policemen arrived on the scene and
within 5 minutes the mob had been
driven from the jail grounds. The of-
ficers used their clubs on some of the
mob, but no arrests, were made.
WALSH ROADS HELD HIGH
Price So Steep None Are Willing to
New York, March " 16. John R.
Walsh's railroads, the Chicago South
ern and the Indiana Southern, were
not sold yesterday because the price
demanded Mas too high. In financial
circles recently it was declared that
Walsh's creditors had named $25,000.-
000 as the minimum price they would
take for the railway properties. The
offer of the Lake Shore-Pennsylvania-
Rock Island combination Is said to be
The Chicago committee is expected
to submit the offer of the combination
to the creditors without delay. Mean
while, negotiations may be said to be
at a standstill.
Yuma to Salton Sea by Boat.
Calcxio, Cal., March 10. Wharton
James and Louis Francis Brown have
reached here with three boats and In
dian guides on their way from Yuma
to Salton sea by way of the Colorado
river. They are the first white men
to make the trip.
Parker Denies Interview.
Augusta, Ga.. March 1C. Judge Al
ton B. Parker, denies having given out
the alleged interview at Birmingham
to the effect that he believed Roose
velt will seek another nomination and
declined to discuss that subject.
Death in Headache Powder.
Paris. Iowa. March 1C. Mrs . Betta
stone, aged 71 years, died from the ef-
jPOt of rakine headache nowder
No Chance cf Rupture.
Paris, March 16. Officials here say
there is nd chance of a, rupture at Al-
Judge Hamilton Calls the
Present Board Mem
DEFENDS J. A. liVCALL
Creates Surprise With Sensa
tional Statement to Arm
Albany, X. Y., March 1C Like a
bolt out of a clear sky Andrew Hamil
ton, former legislative agent of the
New York Life Insurance company
and other companies, appeared before
the Armstrong insurance investigating
committee and members of the legis
lature yesterday afternon.
The insurance investigators could
scarcely comprehend their eyes when
they beheld him. They gasped in
amazement. Never was a more dra
matic scene witnessed in the legisla
tive halls than that of Hamilton stand-
ng in the well of the assembly cham
ber yesterday. afternoon before a room
crowded with interested and anxious
In Most Kurnt'Mt.
And never was a more earnest or
more severe denunciation listened to
han that he gave vent to in the hear
ing not only of members of the legisla
ture but of insurance people, the men
who had1 denounced him and held him
alone responsible for the corruption
that has come to light.
"Curs," was the name he applied to
members of the board of trustees of
the New York Life Insurance company.
His whole feeling was wrapped up in
what he said as in scathing tones he
branded the present board of trustees
of the New York Life Insurance com
pany as being hypocrites and the cause
of the death of the man whom he
harged them with betraying John A.
li ih'h of L2vry Dollar.
Mr. Hamilton charged that the New
York Life trustees knew of every dol
lar he had expended and the purpose
for which the money had been ex
His appearance before the legislators
was as unexpected as it was sensa
tional. To his friends, before he went
to the assembly chamber, he said he
knew it was his duty to expose the
board of trustees and to clear the
name of John A. McCall. He also
wanted to vindicate himself and set
himself right in the eyes of the public.
Listening with ears wide open, and
drinking in every word, was John C.
McCall, secretary of the New York Life
Insurance company and sou of the
man whose name Hamilton was there
to clear. Other officers and trustees of
the New York Life Insurance company
present were D. P. Kingsley, T. A.
Buckner, R. W. Weeks, vice presidents,
and General Solicitor Mcintosh.
Admltn 111m lart.
Hamilton admitted that he was a lob
byist, and that he handled funds for
the purpose of killing hostile legisla
tion. He defended that, ami said it
was necessary, but he arraigned bitter-
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, March 16. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SKNATK The report of Mr. Tillman
n l lie houso rat- bill, the rending of
the views of Mr. Xewbinds and h speech
by Mr. Nelson on that sub.ieet occu
pied the time of the senate devoted to
the regulation measure. The message
of the president reprardinpr the recent
Mnro battle was read, and Mr. Haeon
spoke of the affair as a "sla ujihter."
Mr. L.odsro urfjed that criticism be with
held until all the facta should be made
known. The house resolution, broad
ening the powers of the interstate com
merce commission in its investigation
of charges of discrimination against
railroads was adopted. A resolution by
Mr. Stone directini? an inquiry into the
postoflice department's rulings on the
admission of college publications to
the mails as second class matter was
passed. At 5:1!2 p. in. the senate ad
journed until Monday.
IIOIK The additional power which
president Iioosevelt suy;?ested should
be Riven the interstate commerce com
mission in making tho special investi
gation into the relations of the coal
and oil industries with the railroads
was conferred by the house in the pas
sage of tiie Tow nseinl resolution, lur
in debate on the leKisl;itivr executive
and judicial appropriation bill severe
criticism of the recent battle in the
Philippines was made by Mr. Jones of
Virginia. Adjournment was taken at
3 p. in. until today.
Ann Arbor, Mich.,-. March 1C. Pro
fessor A. II. PattenglU, one of the Uni
versity of Michigan's veteran profes
sors and faculty representative of
Michigan In athletic matters, died sud
denly of heart disease today.
EXCITING SESSION HELD
Pittsburg Man Defends Himself Work
of Credentials Committee Takes
Indianapolis, Ind., March 1C. When
the convention of the United Mine
Workers of America was called to or
der today the credentials committee
announced it had not completed its
report and a recess was taken until
Indianapolis, Ind., .March 1C. The
international executive board of the
United Mine Workers of America at a
meeting last evening following the
adjournment of the national conven
tion, approved the finding of President
Mitchell in the matter of ousting Pat
rick Dolan from the presidency of dis
trict No. 5. western Pennsylvania, and
the report of the board will confirm
the ousting of Dolan by the committee
and the appointment of three mem
bers of the executive board to take
charge of the district affairs until the
office is filled by special election.
Ilnve lle:itel Sonwlon.
After a heated session lasting three
hours, behind closed doors, in which
Dolan's claims were argued by himself
and Uriah Bellingham, vice president
of the district, who was also ousted
from his office, the board votpd unani
mously to sustain the action of the
president and the district convention.
According to authoritative reports,
the Ohio operators have determined to
abolish the check-off system by which
the operators collect dues for the
miners' organization, and which the
operators allege is the backbone of the
union. According to the report they
will sign no agreement that does not
carry a provision abrogating this ar
rangement. FORSAKES HUSBAND FOR
HISS0N0F HER OWN AGE
Strange Proceeding in Divorce Court
at Chicago Judge Grants
Chicago, March 16. Mr3. Bertha
Tvitche:l, -10 North Green street, was
called into Judge McEwen's court yes
terday to eluxise between the love of
her 21-year-old stepson and that of her
husband. Blushingly she chose the
younger man. and Judge McKwen de
cided to grant the elder Twiteiiell the
divorce for which he applied on Wed
nesday. She said she was anxious to
have her marriage annulled. The elder
Twitchell is 56 years f age and has
not lived happily with his wife, who
CULL0M MOVE IS NIPPED
Indorsement Resolution is Allowed to
Die by Grain Dealers.
Peoria, 111., March 16. The Cullom
boom failed to receive the indorsement
of the 300 delegates attending the state
grain men's meeting. A resolution
was presented, but on a protest from
Yates adherents was laid over for a
day. Over night the opposition gained
strength and the friends of the resolu
tion decided not to bring it to a vote.
The convention came to an end last
night after a futile attempt to perfect
an insurance organization.
Sends $5,000 More to Japan.
Washington. March 1G. Assistant
Secretary Charles Hallam Keep, treas
urer of the National Red Cross society,
has cabled to Japan through the state
department additional contributions to
the famine fund amounting to $3,000,
making a total so far cabled of $50,000.
ly the present regime of the New York
Life Insurance company. Especially
bitter was he in his. references to Wil
liam B. Hornblower, who he referred
to. but not by name, as the "Pecksniff"
of three administrations of the New
York Life from the time of ex-President
Beers and the "Tallyrand" of the
present "reformed' administration.
The whole tenor of Hamilton's state
ment was that the trustees knew all
the time what he was doing, and that
they were falsifying when they declared
it was not until the investigation! that
they knew what he had been doing.
McCall the Only Iloticnt Olllcinl.
He disclaimed any responsibility for
the vouchers he gave and said that if
the trustees didn't know what the
vouchers were for they were remiss in
their duties. And he declared that
John A. McCall had to be shown cause
fo every dollar he (Hamilton) ex
pended. He made no effort to tell who had
got the money nor the manner in which
it had been paid. His conclusion was
sensational and dramatic as he de
clared the board of, trustees of the
New York Life Insurance , company
should be legislated out of office, as
they were "a lot of curs" and not the
kind of men to bear the responsibility
of caring tor such a vast amount of
NO HASTE TO FILL ,
President Issues Statement, Saying
Taft is One of Several Con
sidered. Washington, March 10. President
Roosevelt today authorized the issu
ance or tne ioi lowing statement re
garding the suecessorship to Justice
Drown in the supreme court:
"As Justice Brown will not return
until June, when the supreme court
will take a vacation until October, and
no public inconvenience can arise from
the vacancy continuing through the
vacation, the president will take fur
ther time to decide the question of
Brown's successor. Several names, in
cluding that of Secretary Taft, have
been under consideration, but no de
cision is likely to be reached in the
CONVENTION IS MAY 14
Central Committee Issues Call
Meeting to Nominate a
Springfield, HI., March 10. The re
publican state central commission has
issued a call for the state convention
to be held at 10 o'clock Monday, May
14. in the state arsenal at Springfield
o nominate candidates for state treas
urer, superintendent of public instruc
tion and three trustees of the Univer
sity of Illinois. The ratio of represen-
ation is one delegate for every 400
votes cast for Theodore Roosevelt for
president in lf04. and one delegate
for each additional fraction of 300 or
over. Delegates irom uook county are
to be selected by the primary election
districts of wards and towns.
NAME WAS HIS UNDOING
Ksancey Nupurkowski Repeats Cog
nomen Till Insane.
Cle eland, March 1C. Ksancey Nu
purkowski, a prisoner in the work
house, talked himself insane, according
to a report made to the probate court
by a physician who had examined him.
He was committed to the state insane
asylum. The doctor said he repeated
his own name constantly. The condi
tion of Nupurkowski was discovered
by officers of the workhouse, to which
institution he was sentenced for 30
ALLEGED BIGAMIST IN TOILS
Harry J. Reynolds of Cleveland Taken
to Norwalk, Ohio.
Cleveland, March 16. Harry J. Rey
nolds, charged with bigamy, and who
has been searched for by the police of
several cities for 10 days, surrendered
yesiterday afternoon, and he was taken
to Norwalk, Ohio, where he married
Mae Smith about two weeks ago, while
it is alleged he has a wife and family
Indicted Indiana Banker Missing.
South Bend, Ind., March 10. James
W, Brooke, of North Liberty, Ind
banker, who is under indictment for
the alleged embezzlement of $10,000
in 1904, has disappeared, and his lond
has been declared forfeited. He form
erly lived in Chicago.
Four Perish in Hotel Destroyed at
Tustin, Osceola Coun
TEN GUESTS BARELY ESCAPE
Proprietor and Wife Among the Vic
tims Property Loss is
Grand Rapids, Mich.. March 16. The
business portion of the village of Tus
tin, Osceola county, was destroyed by
fire early today, which started in the
Hotel Compton from a defective fur
nace. Ten guests escaped in their
night clothes. Four were burned to
WILLIAM H. M'GRANE. proprietor.
MRS. WILLIAM H. M'GRANE.
EDWARD DEMOREST. pfcrter.
CHARLES WORKMAN, traveling
The loss is $22,000.
CREW STICKS TO STEAMER
Believe Vessel Grounded at Atlantic
City Will Be Floated.
Atlantic City, N. J., March 16. The
steamer Clarence of the Booth line Is
ashore near Island Beach. Life savers
report the crew refused to leave the
vessel, believing it will be floated at
the next high tide. The sea is smooth.!
Fast Trains Meet Headon
on the Denver &
SOME BODIES BURNED
Accident Partly Due to Heavy
Snowstorm Orders Not
Pueblo, March 16. At noon it was
positively known 16 persons were
killed and 34 injured in the Denver &.
Rio Grande wreck near Adobe early to
day. But two of the dead are identi
fied. Pueblo, March 16. In a noon extra
edition, the Pueb'o Chieftan announces
39 persons, two engineers, fireman, ex
press messenger, 35 passengers, were
killed in the Adobe wreck.
Denver, March 16. At the general
office of the Denver &. Rio Grande the
official statement was made that the
number of persons killed by the colli
sion at Adobe, Col., this morning Is not
more than 15, and that not more than
20 were injured.
Met In lllluillnic nw.
Pueblo, Col.. March 16. In a blind
ing snowstorm trains No. 1C, the Col
orado & New Mexico express, east
bound, and No. 3, the Utah & Califor
nia express, westbound, on the Denver
& Rio Grande railroad, collided head
on near Portland. Col., 30 miles from
Pueblo, at 2 this morning. It is re
ported about forty persons were killed,
and many Injured.
Seventeen of the injured reached the
city on a relief train and were taken
to a hospital. It is stated perhaps fif
teen bodies wen burned In a fire fol
lowing the wreck.
Vet on ure.
The trains met on a curve. One of
them was a double -header, and the Im
pact caused two engines, smoker and
day coach to turn over. The cars took
fire. They were crowded with passen
gers. The weather is bitterly cold, and a
heavy snow Is falling, interfering with
the rescue work.
Cniinsl He Identified.
Many bodies will never be identified,
having been burned to a crisp. Part
of the mail was destroyed and all of
the express matter. The identified
WILLIAM HOLLIS, engineer of
T. M. PARTLAND, Globe express
messenger. No. 10.
WALTER CAUSLET, engineer of
No. 3. Pueblo.
HUGH SUDDITH, fireman.
No. 3 was composed of mail car, ex
press car, two day coaches, two tourist
cars, anl two sleepers. All the sleep
ers were saved, and none of the occu
pants injured. The majority of the
casualties occurred In the first three
cars, which were burned.
lima Mil ii Injured.
Among the Injured was Ralph Brit
ton of Brighton, Iowa., the others hurt
being residents of Colorado and Kan
sas, out or a ranniy or 11 named iiew
itt, only two escaped. The others were
burned to a crisp.
Number of Drnd (iron a.
The number of dead Is now estima
ted from 50 upwards. The injured are
iced at 25. The cause of tho wreck
is attributed to failure to deliver or
ders to No. 1C, the eastbound, so that
No. 3 could pass.
Doetor n Seenr.
Among the physicians who rendered
assistance wore Dr. F. A. Cochcns of
Salida, who was on No. 16, but escap
ed injury. He was assisted by Drs.
Rambo and Moore of Florence, who
soon arrived at the seen of the dis
aster. Some of the victims pinioned
under the wreckage were burned alive
before help could reach them.
Moat on o. 3.
Most of the Injured were on No. 3,
which was heavily loaded. No. 16 car
ried comparatively few passengers, and
these escaped generally with a slight
One man, whose name could not bo
learned, was the only one of 10 who
escaped. He lost father, mother, wife,
three children, brother, and two other
Vorty lliMlira Humeri.
This afternoon there were about 40
charred bodies lying la the wreckage
at the scene of t,he disaster and at the
hospltal'ln this city there were 15 se
verely injured persons, som of whom
will probably die. But two passengers
are known to have escaped from smok-
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