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TOPEKA STATE JOTJRNAI SATURDAY EVENING. JULY 19, 1902.
TOPERA STATE JOIIRML BY FRANK P. MAC LESMAK.g ', VOLUME XXIX ....No. 172 TERMS OFUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier. 1 cents a week to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kansas town where the paper has a car rier system. "'. By mall, one year "'S Ky mall, three months - j Weekly edition, one year ............ -j Saturday edition of daily one year..... 1.00 Entered July 1. 1875. as second class matter at the postofflce at Topeka. Kn, under the act of congress. TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell 'phone 107 Business Office Ind. 'phone 107 3 Reporters' Boom Bell 'phone 677 Reporters' Boom Ind. 'pnune 107 i PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building, 800 and KB Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 Vanderbilt Bldg. Paul Block. Mgr. . CHICAGO OFFICE: , 1540 Unity Bldg. Paul Block. Mgr. STJLL LEASED "WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATES PRESS. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or eanlzatlon for exclusive atterncon publi cation in Topeka. The news Is received in the State Jour nal building over wres for this sole pur pose, busv through the entire day. A complete copy of the night report is also received. HOME NEWS WHILE AWAY. Subscribers of the State Journal away during the summer may have the paper mailed regularly each day to any address at the rate of thirty cents a month. Address changed as often as desired. While out of town the State Journal will be to you like a daily letter from home. If Tracy should die at any time soon, probably it will be from laughing at the officers pursuing him. Hartford Post: The sweet scent o the new mown hay isn't so sweet to the man who has newly mown it. John "W. Gates is said to have turned the corn corner in such a hurry that he only made about $1,500,000. Vermont is so far behind the times that the state political campaign is be ing fought on the whiskey issue. In order to extract some interest from the campaign the Arkansas Republicans have nominated two candidates for gov ernor. All the Castellane boys have been ac cused of corrupting the voters. It seems safe to wager that Boni furnished the money. The Washington Post will give Sena tor Burton a short rest. "The para grapher on that paper has gone on his vacation. Hobson has a press agent who would bring him a fortune if the hero of the Merrimae should enter the theatrical profession. After looking at the picture of the young woman whom Hobson rescued from the water at St. Louis one won ders why he didn't let her stay. Tracy would make a valuable addi tion to Major Pond's collection of plat form attractions, but he is so hard a man witb whom to open up communi cation. It seems odd that so many people suc ceed so much better in killing other persons than they do when they attempt their own lives, Shawnee county now lias two shining illustrations of this fact confined in the jail. Senator Burton's efforts, , says the Hartford Post, to prove to Kansas that all along he has loved, admired and supported President Roosevelt are caus ing some rather discourteous hoarse hooting in the Sunflower state. " ' . The white men of Decatur, Indiana, have succeeded in ridding their town of the last negro to be found in it, and they announce that it will hereafter be kept clear of colored people. After all it is not so certain that the colored peo ple In the north have many advantages over those in the south on an average. At last the country knows why Col Bryan didn't attend the Tilden club banquet. He has told the whole story to the club in a letter. One reason why he was not there is that he didn't get his invitation in time; another is he would not have gone under any cir cumstances after learning that Cleve land would attend. Newark News: There is no telling what sort of an earthquake would have upheaved and shattered our imperialism had not Senator Burton, of Kansas, de Vised that committee to investigate the commercial and industrial conditions of Hawaii. The fact that the senator him self is a member of the committee, and in all probability the only member that will go to do the investigating, enables us to cease worrying about Hawaii al together. It also assures Kansas of a little rest from Burton during the heat of the summer. All this is worth the money that it will cost. - MENACE TO THE PUBLIC. The last legislature passed some laws which were intended to improve the sys tem of investigating persons as to their sanity, but a recent case before the probate court of Shawnee county in which the letter of the law was fol lowed, shows the legal machinery to be sorely defective. John Timm came before the court on what was a form of habeas corpus. He asked for his release from the Topeka Insane asylum. At 10:30 o'clock in the morning the proceedings were started, and at 1:30 o'clock the case was heard by a jury of four men. In his rulinss tbe court followed the law, but practi cally every rulins was in favor' Of the plaintiff and tended to handicap those who wished a thorough" investigation. Evidence which might have easily prov en the man insane beyond a doubt was not admitted as the statutes exclude such testimony. The , physicians who were suddenly summoned to give expert testimony knew nothing about the case. They had had less thaji an hour in which to form their opinion and no means of Retting to the bottom of the case. The four, jurymen weighed the evidence. As very little detrimental to the man's case was admitted the jury declared him sane. A thorough investi gation of the case by persons who have some expert knowledge on insanity might have revealed a far different state of affairs than the jury found. The man in this particular case had been a very dangerous character. At two different times he shot and danger ously wounded people against whom he had real or imagined grievances. Through a long series of years he dem onstrated that he was not a fit person to be at large. Still after a superficial exam ination lasting a short time the man is again given his liberty and thrown onto the community he has repeatedly out rased, s. ' . . '. -.f J. ' It seems that the laws need more re vising. Every effort should be made to reveal all the facts. The statutes should provide for a thorough investi gation instead of limiting the evidence. The statutes need fixing. THAT PAVIKTG COMBINE. The paving question in Topeka has taken on a "queer" look which may act as a damper on the construction ' of pavement in the future. If the citizens of Topeka realize that they are putting themselves at the. mercy of a pavement combine when they sign a pavement petition, it is practically certain that pavement petitions will be a scarce arti cle. ' v - . ', It is claimed by those in a position to know that such a combine actually exists; that manufacturers of brick meet and agree that such a plant shall furnish so many thousand brick, and some other plant so many thousand; that contractors agree that this street shall be paved by one man, and that street by another man. It looks as though the competitive bidding on pave ment is at an end. There may be other things which act with equal force to stifle competitive bidding. It is claimed that the city is using certain kinds of , patented de vices and processes in its pavement which can be furnished only by one concern, and that the soliciting of bids on furnishing such processes or devices is a mere form. It is also claimed that certain kinds of material are controlled exclusively by one firm, and that other firms are barred from bidding on such material. There is not much competi tion when such things are allowed to exist. . It is possible for a great amount of questionable work to be done in the se curing of pavement petitions. Evidence has been produced before the council committees which seemed to prove that inducements in the way of money or free pavement had been offered to large property holders to sign petitions, and thus secure the required majority of feet and force small property owners to pave at the risk of losing their property. Property owners are induced by such means, also, to take an undue amount of interest in the adoption of some par ticular make of brick, or some special kind of curbing. , About the only protection which tax payers have from being unmercifully robbed on paving contracts is the esti mate of the city engineer. Under the law, the bids must be below this esti mate. At present the estimates are low er than ever before, because the city engineer has had reason to believe that brick makers are able to furnish brick at lower prices than in the past. The cut is not made at the expense of the men who lay the pavement. The present low estimates stand between the property holder and the combine, and it is now claimed that the combine will direct its efforts to smashing down this barrier, and forcing the engineer to raise hi3 estimates. " , It is not probable that the council will allow such a thing to be done. It has already taken some action calcu lated to prevent the offering of induce ments to people to sign petitions and to prevent the working up of pavement petitions by professional solicitors. But it is well to be on guard, and the future policy of the alleged combine will cer tainly bear watching. ALL FOB EXPANSION. Now is the time for big things. It is evinced in a myriad of ways, but par ticularly is the suggestion assertive when one goes about the railroads. The matter of expansion is something that has appeared in America as a timely aid to the great territorial widening out that the United States has experi enced within a few years It is the bigness of the locomotive as it is now constructed that first and most strongly impresses the man who observes. Enter into the comparison a little closer if you wish: Take the trou ble to walk through the Topeka shops of the Santa Fe and you will see just what the movement for enlargement in this direction has been. Any day there are a number of small eight-wheel en gines having a tractive power of about half what the monsters which now thunder over the road possess brought in to be dissected. In many cases they are good pieces of equipment or with a little repair can be made so, but their sphere of activity is becoming limited. They must give way to the great 10 w heelers that can do twice their work at less than double the expense. It has been the policy of the new head of the mechanical department to make strong improvements in this way. Every little while the-representative of some east ern tailroad supply house comes in and looks over the batch of the small loco motives standing on the scrap tracks of the - Santa Fe awaiting their turn to get into the hospital for debility re pairs. " In the meantime the parts of the sysr tem which have known them for years sees them not. A larger type of en gine displaces them, which already has been obliged to give place to a still more ponderous class of machine which can pull all and Sometimes more than can be hitched after it, and when it does get started with the load is such a bur den on track equipment that men in that department quake for fear of re sults. The locomotive which is now going into service, especially in this western country, is far beyond what the old time railroaders dreamed could be used. The roundhouses built 20 or St years ago have been found too small and accordingly are being torn dowr. and remodeled ; bridges have to be strengthened; ballasting and heavier steel are important factors in the prep arations for the advent of the twentieth century railroad engine. Upon this great machine, which seems to be out done in every way only by the human mechanism itself, the brightest ana best trained minds in mechanics are expending their energies . and bringing it to a still more nearly perfect state. : The locomotive is only one part of the example of the marvelous expansion of railroads of late years, but it is chiefly important. The railroad locomotive de serves all the reward as being the na tion's yea, the world's bearer of bur dens. EXONERATES THE ARMY. The Boston Journal thinks that the action of Major General Chaffee in dis approving the court martial findings in favor of Major Waller and Lieutenant Day effectually answers the army crit ics who. claimed that the Americans were waging a war of extermination in the Philippines. The Journal's comment is worth read ing and is as follows: " It is striking proof of the rigid disci pline of the United States army and of its high interpretation of - humanity that Major General Chaffee should dis approv e the formal finding of the court martial in the case of Major Waller and Lieutenant Day of the marine corps, who were charged with the murder of native guides in Samar. ; General Chaffee does not go so far as to insist that a verdict of guilty on this grave accusation should have been rendered, but he does declare that the 'court should at least have convicted Major Waller and Lieutenant Day of a minor offense. He holds that the execu tion of the "cargadores" was not justi fiable by military law or necessity. General Chaffee's review is, in effect, a heavy censure of the two marine officers, but having once been tried and acquitted, they cannot be brought be fore a court again. The significant point in this affair is that the United States army is probably the only army in the world where of ficers who did as Waller and Day did would ever have been brought to trial. Such a thing would have been passed over without notice in foreign services in fact, it was passed over repeatedly in the stress of the international march upon Pekin. Major Waller and Lieuten ant Day, with a force of marines, had been lost in the Samar wilderness. Their food gave out. It was suspected that the native guides or bearers with the Americans were deliberately misleading them. A European officer, under such conditions, would have shot the natives off-hand, and never have made any re port of it. Major Waller waited until his exhausted party had reached the coast, where there could be a better chance for at least a hasty investiga tion, which seems to have been made irregularly, of course by a private soldier specially detailed. This soldier was both judge and executioner. Yet the American general command ing will not acknowledge that there were palliating circumstances. He maintains that - the accused officers ought to have been convicted, not of murder, indeed, but of a lesser crime, and suitably punished. The outcome of this episode is a sharp rebuff of the headlong critics who, without any knowledge of military law or usage, have been exploiting Waller's conduct as a fair example of what was habit ually being done with the sanction, if not be the encouragement, of the Amer ican military authorities in the Philip pines. This ease has been cited as dem onstrating that the United States was really bent upon a war of extermina tion. How foolish and how false such chatter now appears in the light of the action of Gen. Chaffee! CORNER IN GRAIN. The corner in corn this week moves the New York American to make the following comments on grain gambling in general: "When the world was not so gentle and civilized as it is, a man who cor nered the food supply, or who put up the price of grain, or created an artificial scarcity in the markets, was nailed by the ears to the church door and the people were encouraged to gather and add to the culprit's appreciation of the enormity of his offense by remarks that they considered pertinent to the occa sion. "But even had he lived in that ruder day, Mr. John W. Gates would not have been in danger as to his ears, for though he attempted to corner corn, and ran the price of it up so high that all the corn in the country sought Chicago as a market, the price of breakfast ce real and the flour for muffins has not seriously changed. "There have been many years when the corn crop was shorter than it was last year, or will be in 1902, and corn did not go to 99. The Gates movement is simply a co lossal gamble, and whether It, wins 54, 000,000 for him or loses a million or two : really makes no grave difference to Mr. Gates. He has plenty more millions. "The particular moral to be drawn from the corn episode is that a game in which the Gateses make the limit and deal the cards is no pastime for the or dinary citizen who works for his money and husbands it as a provision- for his old age, or for his wife and children. "If the Gates pool lost money in the deal it amounts to little more than a changing of figures on a banker's books; but the losses of the small gambler, who trailed after the magnates, are real. His investment is gone; he played with real money, and not with counters, and the rocketting and collapse of corn means in his case that the little house that was to be built will have to wait. with a great probability ' that it may never go up; that the boy wttl not have the extra year's schooling, ind that the girl must learn a trade and prepare to bear her share of the burden when the time comes. "That is the horror: ; and pathos .of these spectacular movements on 'change. "The argument that no man gambles in corn unless, he wants to, might be equally well applied to faro or roulette, but the law forbids the maintenance of these games. "There are some people who think that a modification of the ancient cus tom as to corners in grain suited to the changed condition of things might not be so bad." ' ; . POSTOFFICES AS SPOILS. Recent developments in postofflce ap pointments in Kansas lead one to won der what is the purpose of the post office department. Is it for the purpose of aiding congressmen and politicians to pay their political debts? Is the necessity of furnishing a politician with a job paramount to the service of the public? Is the postofflce primarily to aid the public in receiving and sending mail, or to aid a congressman to in trench himself more firmly in office? "To the victors belong the spoils," may be all right up to a certain point. When a K new administration. comes into power, elected for the purpose of carrying out certain principles . and ideas, it should be surrounded by men in office who will aid and not hinder it. All administrative offices which have to deal with a certain principle should, of course, be in sympathy with the prin ciple to be carried out. ' But when the spoils system is carried to the extent ;of neglecting the good of the public service, when public offices are used by "public officials for the pur pose of building up' a private propa ganda, when offices are bartered for in fluence to the injury of the public it is time to call a halt. , The recent appointment to the Leav enworth postofflce is, a case in point. Whether the charges made by Mr. An thony against Congressman Curtis are true or not is immaterial so far as this phase of the question is concerned. " It is not denied that the postofflce is used to reward a political friend. It had evi dently been promised to . Mr. Willard. Mr. Anthony claims It had also been promised to him. He further claims that Mr. Curtis asked him to pay Wil lard's personal debts amounting to $600, and get him to withdraw his candidacy for the place, which would be vir tually buying it from Willard for a cash consideration. Curtis claims the sug gestion to pay Wlllard's debts came from Anthony, but he admits knowing about such a deal and was willing that it should be carried out. If Willard could have been bought off in this way and Anthony would have done it, An thony would have been reappointed. The first consideration in the trans action was not the good of the people of Leavenworth nor the good of the mail service. The primary consideration was the reward of a political friend of the congressman. Willard had to be taken care of at all hazards. If he could have been provided for in some other way satisfactory to him, Anthony could have had the postoffice.: ,:- - That seems to have been the situation gathered from a perusal of the state ments of both Mr. Anthony and Con gressman Curtis. Which one proposed the arrangement seems to be immaterial so far as the good of the service is concerned. President Roosevelt personally desir ed to reappoint Mr. Anthony, but he bowed to a congressional precedent that a congressman shall recommend the postmasters in his district and his rec ommendation shall be greater than the desire of the president, so long as his recommendation shall not be unfit- for appointment. Why ought not the president to ex ercise the prerogative supposed to be his and-personally name the candidate desired by a congressman for presiden tial postofflces In nine cases out of ten he will consult the congressman and follow his wishes, but there should be no ironclad rule to that effect. The patrons of a postofflce ought to have some voice in the matter of a post master, as they are the ones most vi tally Interested outside of the politics of the office, but in too many cases the wishes of the people are overruled by congressmen who are under obligations to pay political debts. . The recent appointment at Parsons is one where the patrons of the office were not consulted in the least. None of them knew the man appointed was even thought of for the place few knew he was after they beard of his appoint ment. He was recommended by Sena tor Burton. Just Why he was recom mended is a mystery, but it seems to have been solely because he was an employe and a tool of P. T. Foley, one of Senator Burton's personal friends. It turns out that he is a Democrat. Now a Democrat can doubtless make just as good a postmaster as a Republican, but this particular appointment simply il lustrates that Senator Burton violated a long standing precedent possibly a poor one in order to build up his per sonal propaganda. . - - - Why not have new precedent in post officers? - POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Many a man charges his misdeeds up to precedent. ; . Love may laugh at the locksmith, but at the plumber never. Noah played a great game. He drew pairs and got a full house. Matrimonially speaking, the baseball catcher isn't always a catch. When the mercury reaches the zero mark, the plumber has a lead pipe cinch. - Some married men repent m haste and some bachelors contemplate at leisure. Long-winded individuals are usually short when it comes to paying their debts. Originality usually consists of repeat ing bright remarks to people who never heard them before. A man is always telling his wife that his household expenses are highec than any other man's in town. Many a man who talks like a war hero makes his wife interview the jani tor every time he finds it necessary to register a kick. JAYHAWKER JOTS. Editor Howe hopes it won't rain on circus day. Baseball on the main streets is a pro tested summer amusement at Howard. The Salina ptrl who complains of muddy crossings probably wears drop-stitch stockings. A Brown county man who proposed to a woman in a decollete gown is supposed to have won her by a neck. Pottawatomie county farmers complain that the catfish washed in by the flood are destroying their corn crop. Some inhuman wretch poisoned two Clay Center horses by giving them water "doped" with concentrated lye. Washington is having a Free Methodist camp-meeting. But that doesn't mean that the hat will not be passed. Pratt is troubled with a peeper. And still there is plenty of spare hemp in town. Nothing less than an urgent message to the physician or a cry of fire will be re ceived at the Solomon 'phone office after midnight. - For the first time in a score of years birds have failed to nest in Farmer Ram sey's orchard ,at Solomon. What does it portend? The Santa Fe "fast mail" played ping pong with the Strong City town herd,, knocking five milk cows from the turn table this week. A letter mailed in 1864 by a Centralia banker, while in the Confederate army, has just been returned to him from the dead letter office. A Topeka man called to have his teeth filled and wound up by robbing the dent ist. It takes more than a dentist to kill some people's nerve. An Osage county farmer spent Sunday threshing on his wheat crop. Would it not be well to keep some of our mission aries home from India? A Topeka man who failed to drive an auto at first trial is consoling himself with the thought that such work requires more than horse sense, anyway. The Atchison Globe laments what it terms Topeka's worship of Congressman Curtis, but overlooks a similar "toadying" at home to Postmaster Chisham. If the wife of the Cloud county farmer who lost 400 fat hogs in the flood expects a fawn colored cloak this fall she might as well put up the shutters at once. A Pratt crop insurance company was pleased to find upon investigation that the hail had fallen upon a complaining farmer's wheat the day after it was har vested. . - A pair of ' newly imported Arkansas goats are all the attraction at Moline now much to the disgust of the low necked, elbow sleeve", costumed sweet sixteen maidens. The drummer who "jumped" a small board bill -i Parsons and afterward paid $15 court costs, now recalls that a shady experience nakes a man wiser and poorer simultaneously. - An Osborne man cherishes the fond hope that he will soon bring to Kansas from Alaska Noah's Ark. The one good fea ture of castles in the air is that you don't have to pay rent on them. SEWS OF THE WEEK. LOCAL SUMMARY. The heavy rains and the high water in the Kaw river shut off railway com munication between Kansas City and Topeka for a few days. Dr. A. M. Callaham dies at the age of 62 years. A. A. Robinson, president of the Mex ican Central, is called to London. A two-weeks-old baby girl is left on the steps of the Orphans" home. The street railway bridge over the Kaw river is partly washed out by the high water, and the city water and gas mains were broken. Secretary James Wilson of the United States Department of Agriculture visits the "semi-arid" region and lectures at the Ottawa and Beloit Chautauquas. The Presbyterian excursion to Fort Riley included nearly 1,100 people. ; Officials of the Missouri Pacific rail road visit Topeka and promise better train service. Governor Stanley appoints - Charles Yoe to succeed Edwin Snyder on the state board of charities and corrections. The A. C. Davis Grain and Commis sion company moves to Kansas City. The American Book company endeav ors to have the injunction against that company dissolved. W. S. Lawless, formerly shop fore man of the Santa Fe here, is appointed a master mechanic by the Friseo road, with headquarters at Eureka Springs, Ark. A committee of the Carmen's union of the Se.nta Fe eonfers with the of ficials at Topeka relative to an increase in wages. The section men between Topeka and Osage City on the Santa Fe strike for increased - wasres. Topeka men become interested in the formation of a company to develop the granite fields of Oklahoma- The heat record this year is made this week and is 94 degrees. TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. Tidal wave swept Lake Michigan at Chicago and .breakwaters and beaches covered to depth of seven feet. Two powder magazines exploded In Daly-West silver mine. Park City, Utah, thirty-three bodies recovered. Chicago freight handlers' strike ended and men returned to work at wage scale offered by railroads. Gov. Taft's mission to Rome to secure withdrawal of Philippine friars and purchase of their lands temporarily tailed. Brigadier General Smith, who ordered Samar natives over 10 years old killed and country burned, retired from ser vice by President Roosevelt. The mine workers convention at In dianapolis is opposed to strike of bi tuminous miners and there will be no walkout in sympathy with anthracite miners. King Edward transferred to royal yacht and taken to Cowes. Coronation is set for August 9. Harry Tracy, fugitive Oregon convict, is still at large. Body of Convict Mer rill, whom he killed found near Che balis. Engagement of Bishop Henry C. Pot ter to Mrs. Alfred Corning Clark, New York, is announced. A. L. Belding, Portland, Ore., bar tender, killed his wife, mother-in-law, and Frank Woodworth, and fatally shot his father-in-law. Four masked robbers hold up Denver & Rio Grande train near Marshall Pass, blow open express safes and steal pas sengers' valuables and money. Archbishop Patrick A. Feehan, aged 73 years, died in Chicago after year's illness; had been head of Chicago arch diocese for twenty-two years. Ancient Order of Hibernians hold na tional convention at Denver. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach resigned as British chancellor of the exchequer. Cholera raging, in 18 towns in Panga sinan province, Philippine islands. Famous bell tower of St. Mark's ca thedral, Venice, 1,000 years old and 320 feet high, fell and destroyed part of doges" palace. Marquis of Salisbury resigns as pre mier of the English cabinet and is suc ceeded by Arthur J. Balfour. Pleasure yacht caught in squall cn Lake Michigan capsizes and of party of 10 two drown. Chicago freight handlers' strike Is ended by employes accepting terms of railroads. ' Wisconsin Republican convention re nominates Governor La Follette; en dorses Senator John C. Spooner for re election buf demands that he accept state platform in return for such en dorsement. '-.- A pleasure party of 17 in boat in bay at Portsmouth, N. H., is thrown in water and 14 drown. City-Ticket Office. Union Pacific R. R 2 Kanaaa ave. BANKS OF CENTRAL NATIONAL EM OF TOPEKA, E AITS AS. Capital and Surplus United States Depositary. Depositary of State, County, City, Board of Education, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R. R and Post Office Dept. Collections on all Points of the Country. P. X. Bojjebrakk. President. O. & Downing, Vice President. The First National Bank OF TOPEKA, KANSAS. Depository of the State of Kansas, Shawnee County, and the City of Topeka. PAID-UP CAPITAL, $300,000. W. H. RosaiNGTON, Vice President. O. S. Bowman, Assb. Oathler. DIRECTORS: A. A. Robinson, W. H. Roaaington, Wra. Sims, Ohas. J. fcsuury, unaa. J. uevnn, W. A. Stephens, U. ri. tlawiey. Interest paid on Time Deposits. Foreign Drafts on all Prin cipal Points. Letters of as well as large receive GEO. IX NOBLE is CO. Financial Agents Buy, Sell and Manage Real Estate Buy, Sell and Collect Mortgages. Insure Property in Seven of the best Companies in the State. TOPEKA, Telephone 444. 0 YOU WANT A RIG FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE THAT WILL GIVE YOU v GOOD SERVICE ? You can get it here. Prices Low REPOSITORY, 1 1 6 WEST FIFTH STREET. 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