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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY6, t*4.N24
FOR T1 SOLONS
Gov. Manning Will Outline
Policies in inaugural.
TWO MAIN QUESTIONS
BEFORE THE BODY
Compulsory Eduentionl 111141 Statewlde
Prohlijitoiin Piiromiise to Occupy much
Tinte. Other Leading1. Matters to Ibe
Columbia, .Jain. 2.--An am bitiou" pro
gramle of constructive legislation
faces the general assembly of South
Carolifna, willelh coivenes In a ul
session on1e week froii Tlesdly. Prob
abiy not before in a (piarter of a (eni
itury has a legislative session been
looked forward to witlEi - ater hope
hat som0thng will be done fo1' te up -
lift anid betterimet, of the State than
a (ie one which is oinly tel days dis
Organization of the two houses will
consulile the first part of the opening
(lay. The House, will be called to or
der by James A.- Hloyt, the retiring
clerk, and himself a member from
Richland county. As soon as tempo
rary organization is perfected Mr.
Hoyt will be elected Speaker without
olpposition. The clerkship of the house
is attracting attention and a vigorous
campaign from six candidates, J. Wil
son Gibbes and 04. 0. DePass, both of
Columbia; J. W. Hamel, of Kershaw;
J. R. McGee, of Batesburg; H. C.
Booker, of Spartanburg, and J. C.
Mays, of Greenwood. John S. Wilson,
Qf Lancaster, who is offering for re
election as sergeant-at-arms, is oppos
ed by E. P. McCravey, of Pickens, a
former member, while C. MeG. Simp
skin, of Edgefield, is encountering op
position for re-election as reading
clerk from A. E. Hutchison of Rock
Hill, who was a member of the last
The death of Senator P. L. lardin,
of Chester, leaves the position of Pres
ident pro tem to be filled. The names
of Senators Alan Johnstone, of New
berry, and Legrand Walker, of Geroge
town, are mentioned for tile' positfon.
Both are leaders of the upper chamber
and-both command the respect and
p.opularity of their fellow members.
M. M. Mann, of St. Matthews, is un
opposed for re-election as clerk and
J.Fred Schumpert, of Newberry, will
again be elected sergeant-at-arms
N ithoutropposition. It 1's believed that
Senator Christensen will be re-elected
elhairmanl of the finance committee, a
position to which lie was elevated on
the resignation of the late Senator
I-iardin in the extra session. Senator
Carlisle will be again named as the
clairman of theJudiciary committee,
it is generally accepted.
The annual message of Goverior
fllease will be read in both branches
immediately after the organization is
iperfectedl. The message has already
l:een prepa red and the governor hias
stated that this will pr1obably be his
only communication to thle gener'al as
sembly. His reasons for' clemency in
the various nu tmber of eases in which
he hmas paroled or pa rdonedi convicts
will be rep)orted( to the senate as reo.
qirei'd by the~ Constitution,
.The birtihlay of Glen. Ilobert E.
Lee, the great Con federate chileftain,
will be celebr'ated this yea'r by the Jn.
puguration of lIon, lRichard 1. Man
hig, bf Eur imlei', im~ governor of South
iar'olunt to succeed Governor C'ole L,.
fihoahe, who will retire Ito pr'ivate life.
Thie inauguration of Air Manning as
governor and Mr, A. J. Neti\ea, of Co
lombia, as lieutehnul~ governor wvill
take placee .at \iin on January 19 in
the hall id Otem House of R~eprecu~ta
tivA in (he priesenlce of thle joint, sos
iion '6f the senate and house, the chief
.justice and members of the supreme
court, state house omlcals and the
-p( opl1. Chief Jlustice Gary will iprob
ably administer thle oath of ollco to
Governor Manning andh Lieutenant
Governor Anning ini his 'inaugural
* aq~dress is expected to outlind thle 'pol
icies of his adminIstration appi urge
on the legislature the adoplion of
thos'e things which lhe adlvoehfIed inl his
platfornm in the r'ace for governomr last
summer. Particular 'interest will at
tachl to what the new governor .will
have to say onl taxation, compulsory
education, the lliumor question and ap)
Two of the '-main quntimi n~ toncme
K. OF P. BANQUET.
Members Olven Un Oyster Supper Last
The Laurens lodge of inights of
Pythias hQld their regular neeting
last londay and following the meet
ing they adjourlned to the two city
'eafes where a most delightful oyster
supper was served. This heilg the
first session of the new year the oll
cers elected lor 1915 were Installed.
About ifty memubers were preseuit for
the occasion and every onc enjoyed
the evening's eatertaimient to the
fullest extent. During the evening
.Wvcral short taks were 1111de by
:ninent imenbors, all of which
Tihe local lodge of this order has
just completed onle of Its most pros
porous year.s. In all tweity-two ncw
mll'onrs, lha0 beein added to the lodge
dur11ing the o ; year. Th'le olcer.s.
with Mr. 1'. G. Itff as the head of this
lodge, have every reason to be prould
of the growti of tile lodge (luring
flanking Insltitutions Pity Out Usual
Dividends on the First.
The liearts of the bank and trust
company stcckholders were made glai"l
Friday when they received the usual
seni-annual dividend cheeke declared
by those institutions. Although the
banks have felt the ill effects of the
low. price of cotton like other busi
ness Institutions, they were fortunate
enough to be in position to make the
usual disbursements. Some of the
corporations that usually send out
checks at this season of the year have'
not taken action on the matter yet,
thinking it best to defer'the payments
until the financial conditions improve.
The following sent out. checks on the
The Enterprise National Bank, 4
per cent on $100,090, $4,000.
The People's Loan and Exchange
bank, 8 per cent on $100,000, $8,000.
Tihe Palmetto Bank, 4 p. "ent on
Laurens National Bank, 4 per cent
o $50,000, $2,000.
The Bank of Waterloo, 3 1-2 per
cent on $25,000, $875.
The Bank of Gray Court, .1 per cent
on $25,000, $Q000.
'lie Bank f Cross 11111, 4 per cent
on $50,000, 2,000.
The Commercial Bank of Clinton, -1
per cent onl $35,000, $1,400.
Tie First National Bank of Clinton,
4 per cent on $50,000, $2,000.
The Commerelal Loan & Trust Co.,
Clinton, .1 per cent oln $25,000, $1,000.
Leave For Oreenville, . .
Tile family of Capt. J. R. Little left
yesterday morning for their new home
In Greenville. -' Their departure from1
Laurens, where they have lived for
so many,years is a source of the great
est regret to hundreds of friends
throughout thle city andl couanty.
Last Monday was the fist salesday
of tile year and wvas a ipartleullarly
dutli one. One or two tracts of ld
were pllaced1 on the bl1ock bult the~se
were merely soldn for partltionl of es
tates. Th'lere were nod sheriff sales.
Ioi of to Aniothetr IHoiin
Mr. W. W. Owen sivhTIiInb'Yii
Ing on -the Siln5son iulace onl R. F. D).
1, hlal mond~ t0 tile Fowier pliace On
Gray' t.ourt (. F. D. 3, whelre 110 will
farmn tis year,
before the' general assembly will be
compulsory edulentionl and the pro
posed( referendunm on prohibition. The
proibitionists will ask for a referen
dum11 by tile people1 along about nlext
September on theo question of tile driv
lng of liquor from tihe borders of thle
state. Wile compulsory education is
a prointent issue nmany view the in
jectIon oIf tile liqulor (luestlin with ali
prehenisionl. Child labior laws, work
lngmnli's complhensationl, reandustmlenlt
of tihe taxatlin assessmlenlt, good roads,
antd tile p)olicy to b)e adinopted iowa rd
thle Stato llospItal for tile Insane atre
11omo( of tile leading malutters to0 he act
ed onl by tihe lalwmainkern.
The State officeials are getting their
reports ready for submissIon to tile
legislature. Some have thieirs com1
plleted while others are no0w in tile
handscr of tile nrlntnrs-Nnwvainnr1
MORE CONVICTS FREED.
Ia'rely a Corporaul's Guard Left in the
State Penitentiary. Tidweul Gets
Columbia, Jan. .-Only a corporal's
guard of !risoners remain in the pen
itentiary, following the action of Gov.
11leaso this afternoon in grantitg
clemency to seventy more conviets,
bringing his total list to 1611. Six
teen pardons, eighteen paroles aind :V;
commutations of sentefices made ip
the-last batch. Geo. W. Tidwell, of
Greenville, unoder sentence of 12 years
for manslaughter as a result of sla.
Ing Eiiiett Walker, received a re
duction to a seven years' sentence.
llis appeal was ar gued before tile su
ltemeio court oiy 1 few days ago.
I'honas Noland, alias "('Ih ic:go NO
land," and Chairles 11oward, alias
"Texas Dutlch," two notorious yogg
inen fron S.parta nburg, were proled
oil Coldtlillon that thley be trne - d
ov'er to United states ' 1athorities.
Federal officers were waiting for
then with waranis and they will be
tried In the Federal court on the
charge of safe cracking in poslollives.
They were sent up from Spartanburg
in 1907 for ten years on the clharge
of housebreaking, an(1 larceny., and
prior to that time ser-ved a term lit
the Federal prison in Atlanta for
blowing a postoillce safe at Enoree.
Clyde 1lay, sent up from lnion for
life in 1914 for murder, received a
reduction in sentence to two years,
and John Henry May sent up at the
same time from the same place for
life for murder received a reduction
to ten years sentence.
COUNTY TEACHERS TO 3EET.
Regular Monthly Meeting to be Held
On the morning of January ninth at
eleven o'clock, the Laurens County
teachers will meet in the Laurens
graded school huditorlum. A large at
tendance is anticipated.
.Following Is the programme: -
"What exercises would you give pu
pils to make them able to use books
to a good advantage?" Miss Corrine
"State a problem which might fur
nishi suficient motive for study. Show
why you think this problem would
furnish a motive for study." Miss
"What is the advantage in inidividual
an(1 group assignments?" .\liss lar
"How would you teach a hoy to study
his spelling lesson?" .liss irene Me
"E'xplain how you would teach 'The
Snowstorm', page 219 11111's Fifth
Reader. Whyi (10 you think system
atic memory work valuable to pu
pils?" Mrs. A. C. Daniel.
'What is Study? How much I tlm'
sho uld you give to teaching your
pupils how to study? Give reasons."
S. W. Puckett.
I. L. Parkinson, Chailrman,
el~cegates fr'omi ('hutrches oif thle Ia
Trhe anniual con ferenco ol thi'e
lihurche4s of the La i ues associatin
will be held( at the First Hlaptist
11h1rch in the ('ity .lanuiaiy 1.-th. The
1;hurchies are uirgedl to senid rt( lreseni
tatiyes to thiis conference in or'der thiat
lie wvork for the year' may be definite.
y thapped oul. Thei meeting will cotn
venie at 10 o'clock. Dinner w'ill be
providled by the ladies of the clhuirch.
1 0-Devotional exercises conducted
by M. La. Lawson.
10: 15-in view of the financial depres
sion, wvhere should econoiny begini
among Chiristians, 11. 12. Baggott,
1 1-1Afficiency. lr. C. 'J. Thompson,
12:-15 -Reviewv of the work of the ex
Unmderwenut Operation Saturday.
Mr's. EaTrl Elledge, of Hoyds .\ li11,I
wvas brought to thoK1 ull I rby Pan i
tai ifum'iii Thusda~y morninug by betr phy
sIcIan, Dr. JT. L. D)onnani, su fferina
from an at tacls of apIipen ldr'ills. Thuriiis
day mnighit ana operation wvas periformcd
by Dri. J1. 1H. Teague, nasisted by Dr.
Donnan and~ Dr. Christ ophi'er, and since
then she has steadilly improved uilI
now sho is considered out of danger.
11er father, Mr'. WV. II. D~odson, of Dion
alds, arrived in the~ oity Thursday af
ternoon and remained until Monday.
TLAX PAYING DEFEItI:D.
Time Cor Payment of State and Coun
ty Taxes Extended to FeuI'tary.
Coltiabila, Dec. 31.-The time for
the paiyment. of State and county tax
es Is extended till February without
penalty, unilder an order issued tonight
by Cont p1roller Gen eral .Jones and ap
Iroved by (overnor Blease. Tbhis pow
er is given the Comptroller General
by the law. Without this exteistion
the taxes 'aid after today would Iave
en tailed a penalty of I per (etil inl
The order for the extension of tim'
for pm...'tent of taxes was drawn tp
aid signed by Comptroller .!ones late
this a fterIoon. It was preseni' tied to
Govern'ior fliease by ChItef C'rk C'i
toll W. Swyer and was iroinptly
proved by tle governor. Tile o .'de
"Cclu 1h, S.C., Decemll)(r :1, 1!11 1.
o the "ounty- Treasurer'Is inl th Stato
of S'outilh ('arolina: lnder aidi by vir
tu of power conft'er'e (d ipon till
Comptroller (enrial, with the apirov
al of the goverInolr, in Sectiotn ;7, o.
Volume 1, Code of Lraws of South Care
lin, 1912, I (o hereby ex(tem(l the tinm'
for the collection of taxes, witholi
Penalty, Iintil tle Ist day o' Februaiy,
A. 1). 1915. You will please govern
"A. W. .lones, Coiptroller General.
"Approved, Cole L. llease, (over
Governor Blease this morning ad
dressedt a letter to the Comptroller
General suggesting that he extend the
time for the payment of taxes. The
governor's approval is necessary.
The General Assembly at its extra
session refused to extend the time for
the payment of taxes as recommended
by the governor. The interest on the
State debt is in hand and will be
DEATH OF MIRS. MARTIN.
Estimable Lody of the Gray Court Sec.
tion Dies After Long Illness.
To Celebrate Founders' D1ay.
Mrs. Fountain B. Martin died Sat
urday afternoon at her home near
Gray Court, passing away just as tIe
evening shadows were pa.wing into
night, afte~r having been a patien. sif.
ferer for a long time and itt er trying
to secure relief in the hosnit'il at .'c,
lumbla and in Johns Hopkins in Bal
timore. I1er family was gathered
about her awaiting the end which
they knew must come soon.
Mrs. .lartin was one of the 1ruly
great women of the State, having
reared a large and useful family, she
was entitled to spend the few re
maining years in rest an( in the com
forts of her children's homes; but it
was ordained otherwise and she has
been a patient sufferer.
Among those who wetre present at
the funeral from Greenville was a del
egation froyp Furman University, coti
sisting of )r' Potent, and Profs. m.
). Earle, i3. 1. Geer and Dr. 0. 0.
Fletcher. The services were conduct
ed Monday by Rev. It. .1. Williams,
pastor of Friidcship 1a tist. chuitrcht
and Dr. Potent. I ntermetnt w~as ini the
family biuryinig gr'oun d.
Mtrs. M\arlin was a idow, .\ltr. .\at'
tin having dliedl some foitr years' agot
and1( she Is sutrvivedi by thle following~
chtildtren, S. D)., of' Gray Vout, l. \\..
01' La ii ens, W. E. of Gray (Cottrtt antd
Prof. C'. Fl. Martin of' thle city schools,
and .\t's. 10. D. Lotmas. of (ray oittrt.
1Rest and .\irs. C. ii. Hobo of (bray
out. Rhoi is surivivedl by two brtoth
er's antd twno sisters all of Gray ('out.
W. W. anti C. 11, Walace and Mhss
Sue and Mamnie Wallace.
M ra. .\htrtitn was Miss Mailtha ('at'
ol hati Wallace andi was of Laurttens~
countiy, having lived t here all of bet'
Mr'. George D). Allen and faily
will leave here next week for Lait
rens, whete lie will olpen ant u1-to1
date shoe r'epairtinig shop. We ar te
sorry to see M\r. Allen leave andi 'otm
ilenid him 1o the people of Iatirents
as a desit'able citiz~'ent, a sober, coni
scientlious antd Comfpceint worikm.ttii
We wishu to lake this mteanis of
thankIng thle ftriendis anad nieigIthbor
'whlo so ktI indly idedl'l t (1s during the
recet sickntess and deeathI of ouri
mother, Mt's. Ophella Franaties Htol.
We pray Ghod's r'ichest bl eslangt lupont
all the First Preshyterian Church
Suin daty Night.
A union .i ervice In tihe interest olf
proliAhition was held at the Presby
terian cliurch Sunday night at wvh iclh
ad(I resses wee ac d Il1le by Itev. .I\. I,.
Lawson, lRev. .1. 11. T. ajo:', lCv. C.
14. lankin and Mr. C. It. Ilobo. The
ileeting was largely atteidetd an he G4.
a(dresses vere giveil closest atten
tiIon evidenCing tie inte'rIeSt inl the
subet., oil the part of the people of'
1Rev. 1 awson (di;settssedl ite loss'.s
to the state as a r fslt of the i l'iiuor'
trafliC, )ointing the ilolal, finan
losen nlingtheo Striking" statemenolt
tha1 over 100.000 us rish4 4 y* ariyg
in this colutry froni drinkimn ul'bol
Rlev. .J. It. T. .\ajor. di.suss-l 01m 1,!
eetiven ofs of rohibitionii laws, ciin
figures aitil co(itLions1 in oli r prohi
bition taites, notably ian.:: to ro
thvit prohibitonl law.s ennIl be, made e4 -
fective. Th1at prOhiLitioni l l aw, R:
not absollitely eiffctive, ho saki. I.i
not ani ar'guiiniit that they ale not pa
tially so or that they are not bene
liclal, as there ir(, iinay lahws tinive r
sally recognized as essential vhich
are broken 1i numerous 1nstances. As
an example of the effectiveness of pro
hiibition laws, Ie (Irew an example fromu
as near home as Laurens itself, a part
ly prohibition town, Which lie sairl,
had much less drinking and rowdyisn
in it. than In previous years when wvhis
key was sold openly.
Mr. C. B. Bobo, who is chairman of
the county committee having in charge
the conduct of the campaign for
statewide prohibition, spoke of the
church's part in the fight for teiper
ance. To those who argue that the
church has no place in politics, Mr.
Bobo pointed out that the church had
entered other fields than those of
teaching and preaching, such as ad
ministering to the need of the slci and
injured, and that it had an eqiual right
in the field with the forces fight!ing
intemperance. Mr. Bobo made an el
oquent appeal for the total abolition
of the whiskey traflic.
R1ev. C. F. Rankin, who was to have
discussed the right of a majority of
the electorate to enfotce prohil.iloi
laws upon anl unwilling minorlity,
found the hour was so late that it
wVolld not have beell advisable to go
into the discussion of his 'sullject.
IHowever, he said, the Courts had al
realy lecided that, through its police
power, tile state had the right to ei
force a statewide prohibition alw.
\It. lankin was the 'ast sp.akv
oil tie program an(1 after the singing
of an appropriate hymn, ".\ly Coen
try, Tis of hce," the coigregation was
Ilsinissed with prayer. Contribtiigt;
to the interest of the service was tile
musical programi rendered by t ie
joint choirs of the laptist, Methodist
andI Presbyterian churches.
Al though no direct. ment ion n a-i
iade of the campaign inaugurmated
some1 1 time ago to wage a fighit foru
statewlIdIe pr'olhitioni in t his staitl, ;t
wIas unlder'stood that the mleetIig "8:in
day3 nlight was1 initendehd as at p'art of t'a
give ipetuts to thle miovemen ~in tiis
cIty alid (ountiy. It is und14er'stoo1 dta
the 14(titions4-, bling ('ir'culatedl ov'r
thie (0oumyI a-kinig te legislaturle' to
order' an election to be helud in Sep4
tomeri (In thle (luestion o1' statewide
ohbioar'e bing libecra liy signiedi.
Thei~ luetilh14'r' ot' tile Laui 'rns delega
tioii hav nctot publ141icly gill thir
views (41 tie Oiuestion1, but1 it is til
(reirstoodl tat a miajorit 1' nRot all 1of1
themli, arle ini favor' of compii)ving wIth
tile r'equest for' an election.
7,000l Ihtles Sold.
Accoirding to reliable in formation
fiurnliished't The Adveriser over 001 7,0001
:ilIes of cotto wer1I'(le so11 ld on lie local
nlarket ior1 to) .lanular'y 1st, as
against1 over t,' t t hl~I111le samnie date
list yeari. This r'ather' untexpiectedo
larIge vo~ lme of salt's 14robablyI inay
be~ dule to 11h4 fact t hat thiere AIIre bet
ter' storage facilites hiore thant~ ~in the
smautllr ne(arbly town'ls and that conl
sequntIly1 much41 (ention1 was.- br1ough t
thiat would( 110 irdina ii 1'ly hae been1 sold
thiai wvouhl 0111narily been'l sold In Gr ay'
in G;ray' (ourt, 1~anftord', .\ldden and
Supieintenident ofI liuentiloll . 1.
RunIlaia wishes thie announ11 lcemnent ri
pleatedl that a r'egulair teachieris ex<am
lntiloll wIll lbe held1 in the court1 house
Fr'Iday mninlg, .Januiar 1')5 thI, beglin
nhwg A 9 o'clock.
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
11hilipel. lnes of %ner ( to 311111y Peo
ple ali foer tihe Col) 111i and to 11 Thos0
who ha me lfti the F.anli) l1iart.
sionle .1m14 vnne to ofther S~ts
N'i r~ il. .!:: . . - . ( j s* -h a rainy
A ! i .at i: .
!t ' :s 0y
AI . ._ _ It A;- ;1 (ill.
.\ iss )'.:a b * o !i \t;; .\lmu F ' if.
.11liss Ill na N "I on v isit--d .\I :'oni11(
.!aI Craldock .lnday.
Air. and .\lrs. T. U. Nelson, #oi Ahhe
v~ill. s n t C:1 holida. .- vilh tile lor.i
('s parnits, .ir. and .\lts. T. G. Net
Alss Conie .lae Craddock spent
ChiristInas at liojne, buti Is rettu rIled
to Spaitanbua rg wihere she is attend
Airs. Anna Washington, of Green
ville, is visiting lIer sister, Alrs. Arthur
Miss Lois Burts, of Columbia, attend
ed the wedding of her sister.
Mr. John llHunter, ias moved into
our settlement. We are glad to havo
him with us.
Youngs, Dec. 30.-Miss Maude Gil
1.espie of Woodruff visited her sister,
Mrs. J. 11. Abererombie during the
Mrs. Jackson and daugther of North
Carolina are visiting Mirs. Jackson's
sister, Mrs. .J. 11. Abererombie.
lrs. .no. Burde visiting friends
The continued inelement weather
tile past week elimina.ted a few of the
usual holiday parties lin this neigh
There were two this week-one at.
tile residence of Alr. Toill Henderson,
the other at ir. .lorris Moore's.
Miss Otis (lenn of Waterloo has
returned ioie for a few days. IIver sis
(er, .liss Telor Glenn of';i40 Spalrittl hurg
is also at. 11011 ( in 'ig tile hol idays.
Clay Glenn of Lanford spent Sundny
igit with Cairoll and Worti Aher
rombie and they, with others, went
wild duck hilulitilig Aloniday.
Mr. and I t. i. ( ;. liarris spnt a
few (lays last w.cek with tile latter's
aren ts ill Salildat county and1(1 returned
lole,/for' tile holidays.
.Alr. Eugene Cox of Clemson is spend
ig the lolidays at ilole.
Mrs. C. E. Wilki visited her sisters
n Grelville (uriing the holidays.
.\r. IRobert Stewari't and all ily of
L.anfordl vi'i d .\I l s. .\l. A. Abeer'iom
'oul'tuity V Wedniesday . \'e ; .g
(I have theml.
Mis L'ile (ut< is a: hioim this
Mr. WiIilm P eter'ison1 (of th Wf
rord Fitting School visited his siner',
\Ire. P. 1. Abeteromblie duiin'iI the
JTones, Janli. -i.-NotwV'ithisitaninlg the~
veryv disagr'eeabhle weather', aill (of 0our
people spent a very ipleasanlt Chr ist
of tile Newv Year w''t ih r''ieewd zeac~l anid
anld dletermilinatlin to achieve sil(ees
in~ thlei' dffeirent sphieres of emiploy
Thle man ly frii'nds of Mir. Wml. 11l nr
Mloore wVill ic le(ased( to learn'i that.
lhe is gradually conivaliscing froain 1.
alttalck ofl nrivous prostriatin.
We at.) imtilid to .\ilrs .lola and~
I ltghes, .las. Gray. .itudson lIav,
Mtartlin, 1,angdon~li Iol in! and .\r uryv
Wi'ggins tfor recent ind favors.
WXe apprlciatedl anl invitationi frtom.
Mliss i:ollie (Clland, teacher~ ofi Mt.
Olive school 10til Cn etra illment1 of
her school Oil tile evC of Chistma111n
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