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Red Herrings Are Being
Drawn Across Trail in
Gotham's Big Scandal
According to Defense.
One High Police Official
Under Indictment and
Another to Share Fate
Is Promise.
New York, March 26.—New York's
I vice bunt, being conducted by Assistant
District Attorney James E. Smith, took
a new turn tonight when Commissioner
of Accounts Hirschfield made public •'in
formation" to the effect that Mr. Smith
himself had opened a gambling house
known as the "Civitas club" and had told
his partner that, he would "close up :i
lot of these poker houses around here
,and make them come to us."
This "information," according to
Hirschfield, has been obtained from
Harry A. Goldwater, Smith's alleged
partner, in an investigation conducted in
.1918 by the commissioner of accounts
and resumed today.
Police Head Also Accused.
Hirschfield's action followed that of
last night of Police Inspector Dominick
Henry in making public six affidavits
filed with Police Commissioner Enright,
charging Smith had sought protection
fot certain disorderly houses and
gambling resorts. Henry's district, em
bracing the "tenderloin," is under fire
from the district attorney's office.
Smith, who has denounced
Henry'« charges as a "pack of lies." said
of tie Hirschfield statement that, he was
a menber of the Civitas club until lOltî,
bu- tiat while he was a member, it was
strictly a political club. He denied all of
Goldwater' s testimony as "absolutely
ffelse," and denounced Commissioner
Hirschfield as "one of the gang who is
tr;ing to protect gambling in this city."
?ublicition of the Henry charges led
to many conferences. One result an
notticed was that the extraordinary
graid jury which for some time has been
investigating certain members of the
dirtrct attorney's office, would tak* up
the iispector's allegations.
-'Red Book" Has Sensations.
district Attorney Swann today an
noinced his intention of standing with his
aide and ridiculed the Henry charges.
M-. Smith declared that be was pre
pard "at the right time and the right
pi act" to ask for indictment of a police
offical higher up than Third Deputy
Comnissioner Porter, already indicted
and uspendfd.
A Kilice "red book", a volume of 350
pages bound in red leather, promises to
figurein the contemplated indictment
procedings. Its contents. Mr. Smith
says, vere collected by him in connec
tion \<tb his crusade against vice and
include notations concerning certain
mcmben of the police department, that
will be 'startling when revealed
Mr. Smith's police "blue
produced >efore the extraordin
jury two mouths ago. The
however, h a newer edition and con
tains "red lot information", according to
Mr. Smith. *
Tin?* Cabinet Resigns J
Liberal and Friend of
Allbs Put at Helm
Constantincnle, March 26.—The
cabinet of Sali Pasha resigned
Thursday and v he sultan authorized
Damad Ferid Fasha, former grand
vizier and foregn minister, to or
ganize a new mnistry.
Damad represeits tne liberal party
and apparently it acceptable to the
entente representatives, who have
been urging the retirement of Saii
Pasha, whs has shown himself favor
able to the nationalists.
The nationalists regard Damad as
their worst enemy and forccd him
out of the government after his visit
to Paris at the head of the Turkish
peace delegation, charging him with
bad faitb toward Turkish interests.
Court Bars Skull
of Mother at Murder
Trial of Daughter
Deadwood, S. D„ March 26.—At
the trial of Mr. and Mrs. George
Searle, ancused of the murder of
Mrs. Searle's mother, Mrs. Hilda
Neamy. "the court ruled against in
troduction of the skull of the dead
woman as evidence.
Required a Wife
to Teach Solomon
Safety First Rule
Omaha, March 26.—Solomon
Phelps, after his wife had cut off
•part of his nose with a razor, chop
pad a hole two inches long in his
Mad with a hatchet, hit him on the
head with a large hammer and struck
him many times with her fists, de
cided that "safety first" is a good
nila la married life.
Had to Hang Negro
Twice; Asked That
They Hurry the Job
Poplar Bluffs, Mo., March 26.—
Adam Jackson, a negro, was hanged
in the Butler county Jail here for as
saulting Mrs. Emma Mann, a white
woman, last month. He was the
first person to be executed in Mis
souri since capital punishment was
restored last July.
The first time the trap was sprung
the rope broke. Jackson was part
ly stunned by the fall and upon re
turning to consciousness urged that
his execution be hurried.
He was carried back to the plat
form and a second rope was adjust
Admiral Fletcher Says
Subordinate Put to Sea
With But Part of Con
voy; Friction Shown.
Washington, March 2(5.—Rear Admiral
William U. Fletcher told a naval board
of inquiry that his orders directing the
escort of the convoy which included the
transport Antilles, sunk off the French
coast in October. 1917. were not obeyed
by Lieutenant Commander F. N. Free
man. commanding the escort.
The board is investigating the action
of Rear Admiral Sims in removing Ad
miral Fletcher from command of the na
val staton at Brest after the Antilles was
Fletcher told the board that he had no
knowledge that Commander" Freeman
had put to sea with part of the convoy
until Freeman's report of the sinking of
the transport came in.
Due to One Ship Unready
The order issued to Freeman was pre
sented ; n evidence. It directed him to
proceed with four conveted yachts from
Brest to St. Nazaire to take out six
homeward bound craft, including the An
On the eve of sailing for St.
Naze ire, Admiral Fltcher said, one of
the yachts developed boiler trouble and
a change in assignment was made, three
goins from Brest and a fourth, the Kan
awha, being ordered to join the flotilla
at Kuibcran bay, ">0 miles from St.
On reaching St. Nazaire. Commander
Freeman found only the Antilles, Savan
nah and Henderson, all troop transports,
ready. The City of Atlanta was to sail
later in the day. Admiral Fletcher said
he received a telephone report from
Commander Baldwin, naval officer at St.
Nazaire, that. Freeman, with two yachts
anJ three transports had proceeded,
leaving a third yacht to convoy the Cuy
of Atlanta when ready.
Another Subordinate Lukewarm
Admiral Fletcher said he took no ac
tion. assuming that Freeman intended
cher's headquarters at Brest came with
the arrival there of Captain Thomas P.
Magruder, commanding the third fleet
of American craft sent to that port. Ad
mirai Fletcher testified.
On his arrival Captain Magruder
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] ter from Sims said Magnider was to be
j retained at. sea. but Fleacher said no
j command suitable for an officer of his
j rank was available.
"Did Captain Magruder support you
. loyally and carry out your orders?" Ad
! mirai Fletcher was asl:ed.
I "I cannot testify as to Iiis havinsf car
I ried out my orders." Admiral Fletcher
j said. "I do not tuink h;- supported me
I loyally."
London, March 26.— The bolsheviki
have occupied Maikop, a town in the ter
| ritory of Kuban, Ciscaucasia, according
to a wireless message sent out by the
Russian soviet government at Moscow.
Everything Arranged for Return
of Hapsburgs With Consent
of People.
Geneva, March 26.—(By The As
sociated Press).—Admiral Horthy,
the regent of Hungary, has sccretly,
but officially, offered the Hungarian
throne to former Emperor Charles,
with the assurance that everything
has been arranged for the return of
the Hapsburg monarchy, with the
consent of the majority of the peo
ple, aocordirg to information from
Prangias, where the ex-emperor
Washington, March 20.—Roseoe M.
Drumseller, Seattle, has been nominated
by President Wilson as collector of
Daughter of 14 Testifies
Mother Had Premoni
tion Something Dread
ful Meant Insurance.
San Luis Obispo, Cal. —March 26.—
Mrs. Myrtle Dean took lessons on
methods of killing from her husband,
Fred A. Dean, whom she is alleged to
have murdered, according to the testi
mony of Bertha Dean, lier 14-year-old
daughter, in Mrs. Dean's trial today.
The girl occupied the stand for over
three hours.
Less than a month before her father's
death, she said, she heard her mother
ask him about ways of killing and heard
hiin explain that a shotgun would be the
surest, but that a blow on the back of
the head with a hammer also would be
fatal. He also said, she testified, .ilius
trating by pointing to his neck, that cut
ting the juglar cord would brins death.
Testifying to a conversation with her
mother, alleged to have occurred a few
days before Dean's death, the girl said
Mrs. Dean told her she had had several
"warnings that, something dreadful was
going to happen to papa soon' and that
while it would be hard to get along with
out him, she would get $3,000 insurance
if he died.
"She promised ine she would get me
a striped automobile if anything did hap
pen," the witness continued. "Later,
when I asked her jokingly if she really
would get tne an automobile if she got
the insurance she said she didn't want to
discuss such things, that if anything hap
pened to papa she would be suspected.'
... , . . , .
lombstone. Ariz., March 2ft.—Photo
static copies of writings by A. S. Embree,
S po rr tarv treasurer of the Bisbee local
of thp j w w tending to show that
the loea | vote on j uuo 2 3. U»1T. in favor
0 f a g onora [ strike throughout the
I'nited States, as a protest against the
Copy of Bisbee Local's
Minutes on Anti-War
Proposal Introduced in
Kidnaping Case.
"persecution of f. W.
account of alleged
members on
ant i-con script ion
defense in the trial of Harry E. Woot
ton, charged with kidnaping in connec
< T ,0 , n 15lsb e<' deportations of
July, 12, 1911.
Ready to Join Big Walkout.
The documents were introduced over
xne documents were introduced over
& e p ^ ctiODS of Couu,i " Attorney R - x
copy of the minutes of the local,
dated June 23, 11U7, containned the fol
lowing entry:
"Communication read from the Seat
tle central executive comuiittce regard
ing advisability of general strike through
out the United States as protest against
the persecution of I. W. W. on account
of alleged anti-conscription activities
ordered taken up under new business.
Moved that secretary be instructed to
reply to letter in the affirmative."
San Francisco, March 26.—Fire swept
the St. Xavier apartments, a five-story
structure, Thursday, causing damage
estimated at many thousand dollars.
Tragedy Result of Heavy Fall in
Utah; Foot Blankets Salt
Lake City.
Salt Lake City. March 26.—Four peo
ple, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. I'arr and their
two sons, Harold, aged 14, and Earl,
aged 4. were killed Friday morning when
their home at Bingham, was destroyed
by a snowslide. All the bodies have been
The 1'arr home was situated on the
side of a hill and was 1 entirely demol
ished Recovery of the bodies was
made by men employed in the copper
mines there.
In Salt. Lake, snow has been foiling
continuously since early Thursday night
and loca! transportation is considerably
hampered. The fall in Salt Lake City
proper was oue foot.
Film Avalanche
Tragedy Tarns Real;
Kills an Actress
Geneva, March* 26.— Hermine Koll
er, a well-known German moving pic
ture actress of Dresden, was killed
and several other actors and actress
es were injured Thursday near Inns
bruck in the upper slopes of the
Wildgratz mountains, when an imi
tation avalanche which was to en
velop the group developed into a real
one, according to reports here.
Mountain scenes were being shot
by a German film company at 9,700
feet. The scene was to depict a
party of 11 persons being buried by
an alavanche. Just as the picture
was about to be taken ai real avalan
che came down the mountainside and
buried the company.
All 4-^. Jin/v
All Invited to Wedding
at Congregational
Church at 10 A. M.
The Tribune's movie "A Roniam-e of
Groat Falls" will be completed today
(Saturday.) Friday scenes were taken
at Gibson Park and in front of the
Great Falls-Overland company and a
big scene was filmed in front of The
Tribune office.
Scott Leavitt made his debut as a per
fectly wonderful factory manager from
the side door of the Central Fire station
which was supposed to represent the
office door of the B. & M. works. It
was here that Scott put the hero. Harold
Mady, to work and "fired" a couple of
"hardboiled" bolsheviks, played by Mar
vin ( "Doc") Old and I». E. "Eddie")
A scene where the hero overhears the
villians plotting was taken in First al
ley north and Fifth street after which
Mrs. C. B. Roberts of 20S Third avenue
north graciously placed her home at the
disposal of The Tribune for the filming
of another scene.
Adam Stimpert as "Papa" Atherton
and Mrs. E. G. Moore as "Mamma"
Atherton acted some splendid scenes
on the front porch of Dr. F. J. Adams'
home at 103 Third avenue north.
Miss Mary Kingsbury and little Helen
Armstrong also figured conspicuously in
these scenes. The two villians were
taken out and blown to "smithereens"
near the B. & M. works and the "pro
posal" scene was enacted at Rainbow
moon .
This (Saturday ) morning at 10 o'clock
the movie wedding will take place at
First Congregational church, corner of
Third avenue north and Ninth street and
hundreds of people will be there to wave
goodbye to the movie bride and groom
as they depart on their movie honey
At 11 this morning a scene will be
filmed in front of the Sexton theater
and again the public will be filmed.
As previously stated "A Romance of
Great Falls" will be at Sexton Theater
on April 13-17, inclusive, in addition to
the regular program.
Walter Steiner, the director for the
Hudris Film compnay is highly pleased
with the talent of the local young folks
and predicts a tremendous success for
the film.
The cameraman for the Hudris is
Beverly B. Dobba who was .specially en
gaged to do this picture. He is known
in every country in the world for his
wonderful pictures in "Top of the
World." Mr. Dobbs spent 12 years in
Alaska making pictures and they with
doubt are the last word in cinema photo
graphic work.
Seattle. March 26.—Fred Fulton. Min
nesota heavyweight., knocked out Young
Hector. Bremerton. Wash., in the first
round of a scheduled four-round bout
here tonight. Hector was no match for
his opponent, who played with the Brem
erton man for half a round, then sent
him rolling on the mat with a right to
the jaw. Hector was out ten minutes.
Rusians Take Several Villages
on Their Side of River But
Can't Cross.
Warsaw, March 29.—Bolshevik
forces, attempting to smash through
the Polish right wing on the Poldol
lan front, have captured several
villages along the Stutoh river but
have been unable to cross that
Fighting is * proceeding over a
front of approximately 250 milae.
and a statement Issued at Polish
headquarters hare said the Poles
are inflicting heavy losses upon the
soviet army
FORCE OF 100,000
Reinforcements of 80,000 From Army of Occupa
tion Will Assist Berlin If Its Army Fails to End
Red Uprising; Bauer Cabinet Resigns and Dr.
Hermann Mueller Will Form Another.
The allies will reinforce Germany to the extent of 80,000
troops of 100,000 German troops to be permitted to go tothe Ruhr
region fail to put down the communist disorders. So Cologne
Meanwhile the new Bauer cabinet has resigned after a day's
existence and Dr. Hermann Mueller has been entrusted with the
task of forming another.
Fighting continues around Wesel. The communist army,
held in check on the Lippe river, has threatened to destroy all the
mines and industries of the region if it fails to capture Wesel.
Herlin, March 26. (By The Associated
Press).—Cologne advices to the Lokal
Anzeiger, say it is announced from
American and British sources that the
iallies have decided to permit Germany
to send 100,000 troops to the Ruhr
, tremely discontented
j nient's attitude sin'
region, and that if these are insufficient
to maintain law and order they will be
reinforced by <80,000 British, French and
Belgian soldiers.
Berlin, March 2ft. (By The Associated
Press.)—The cabinet of Premier Bauer
has resigned. Or. Herman Mueller, the
foreign minister, has been authorized by
President Ebert to form a new cabinet.
Vorwaerts announced that in defer
ence to the unanimous wish of the
entire Social Democrat party. Herr
Mueller has consented to form a new
The resignation of the Bauer cabinet,
it is said, was due to pressure from the
labor federation, which has b?eu ex
with the govern
its return from
; Stuttgart. It is stated that labor will
j have a strong voice in the new Mueller
I cabinet.
London. March 13(5.—Minister of
j Posts Geiberts has returned to Berlin
from the Ruhr region. He confirms re
ports that Wesel is still holding out,
despite a bombardment Friday morning
by the revolutionary workmen, accor "
vw. iyujcu . au -v,,.-;
ins to a wireless message from the
German capital.
Workers forces ; ntrenched along the
Lippe river, threat' n, if they fail to cap
ture Wesel, to destroy all factories and
mines in western Germany, says a dis
patch to the Exchange Telegraph com
pany filed in Berlin. The reds have es
tablished great headquarters.
— (By The Associated Press.)—Ebert
government troops still held Wesel.
j across the Rhine north of this city, at 4
I o'clock Thursday afternoon. Fighting.
! which hf d been in progress during the
j day, was seemingly dying away at that
j hour, 'lhe troops had succeeded in re
j polling all infantry atacks.
j r Thursday's battle opened during
Büderich, Rhenish Krussia. March °6
Thursday forenoon when government
troops artackcd worker forcp« which had
advanced to within a few hundred yards
of the Wesel bridgehead. The regulars
drove the reds south across 'he Lippe
New German Reparation
Planned by Foch; Crisis
Across Channel Denied
Paris. March 26.—Premier Millerand,
replying in the chamber of deputies to
the interpellation of former Premier
Barthou <>u Thursday, said:
"A crisis of alliance does not. exist.
There* is only the natural give and take
of conversation."
With regard to the Russian soviet
government, the premier declared:
"The allies can only recognize the
Russian government when that govern
ment recognizes national sovereignty in
acts as well as in words."
The French government was prepared
to act like the I'nited States, entering on
commercial and industrial relations with
Russia without having relations with the
soviet government, he said.
Want to Create Safe Turkey.
Concerning Turkey, he asserted that
the allies wished to create a Turkey
which can live, such a Turkey as will
not be incompatible with the liberty of
the Straits, guaranteed by the interna
tional organization and with the safe
guarding of France's economic and
financial interests in Turkey.
M. Millerand read a report on attacks
against English. French and Belgian of
ficers in Berlin and Bremen, saying that
Marshal Foch had presented a scheme
for moral and material reparations and
punishments, with fresh guarantees.
Mistrust Opening Neutral Zone
Dr. Kapp and later the regular gov
ernment of Germany had asked permis
Seattle. March 26.—Captain Johu F.
Blain, former north Pacific district man
ager of the United States Shipping board,
was reindicted here by a federal grand
jury on charges that he accepted secret
commissions on sales made to the board
while he was manager.
Three indictments returned early this
I year against Captain Blain contained
river and southeast out of Lippe Schloss.
In the meantime government artillery
opened fire upon the workers headquar
t< rs at Lippordorf and partially destroy
ed them. Working southward from
Lippe Schloss and afterward from Lip
perdorf, the re-ulars began a double
flank attack which swept the reds back.
An armored train pushed along toward
the bridge across the Lippe river and
kept up a steady fire on the workers.
Many shells fired by the workers' ar
tillery flew wild during the struggle.
Wesel. Ilenish Prussia. March 26.—
(By the Associated Press.»—The work
men's headquarters admit that heavy
losses have been sustained in the fight
Major General Kabitch. of the Reichs
wehr, in n communique, said the reichs
wehr forces which routed the working
men from the vicinity of I.ippe Schloss
Thursday found 150 dead there.
| A feeling exists, particularly among
the military on both sides of the Rhine.
that the workmen, generally described
1 ns Separtacists, have not really been de
feated, but are playing a game—perhaps
! only harassing the reichswehr here to
i keep thein in a state of seige v.hile a
Ä OM," ;ÄÄ S";
forces aro being organized for a military
campaign on a wider scale to support the
political power of the workmen already
I effective in most of the Ruhr district.
Amsterdam. March 26.
to abandon struggle in the Ruhr district
of Germany was rcached at a meeting of
representatives of labor council of the
Rhineland and Westphalia at Essen,
-Decision not
Thursday night. The only condition under
which the workers will consent to peace
i '« the withdrawal of government forces
from the Muenster military district,
1'ntil these forces retire, armed workers'
will undertake to maintain public order
in the district.
Wesel. Rhenish Prussia. 6:10 p.
March 25.—(By the Associated Press.t
Fifteen shells fell in the civilian part
of Wesel today, considerably damaging a
number of dwellings in the business
quarter and killing a nurse and two
■hildren. Wesel is virtually shut off
1 from news of the outside world.
sion to introduce troops into the neutral
Ruhr zone, he declared, adding:
"If the allies permitted such deroga
tion of the treaty, what assurance could
they have that the troops would quit the
zone when order was restored?"
M. Millerand concluded with the fol
lowing words addressed to Germany:
"You say you want to work; I do not
repel "the idea of economic collaboration.
I already see certain methods, but there
is one condition dominating everything—
that you give proof of your good faith
by executing the treaty you have signed.
France is magnanimous, but does not in
tend to be a dupe."
German Ex-Empress
So III She Has to
Be Wheeled in Chair
Amerongen, March 25.—The Ill
ness of the former German empress
has reached a stage where her doo
tors consider it inadvisable to per
mit her to walk. She now Is wheel
ed about in an invalid chair.
New York. March 26.—Harry Winit
skk. executive secretary of the local
branch of the communiât party, wae
found guilty in the state supreme court
of violating the criminal anarchy law.
the same charges. The three later were
dismissed by Ü. S. District Judge Jeri
miah Netter mi demurrers of the defense.
The new indictments repeal the charges
in that detail.
The indictment charge« that Captain
Blain accepted 915,988.15 in commissions
from the Steward Davit A Equipment
company of New York on sales of equip
ment the company mad* to the board.
Ireland's 'Underground
Warfare* Results in a
Bold Killing in Street
of Dublin in Daylight.
Women Faint as Four
Assailants Shoot Aged
Royal Official; Sat in
Sinn Fein Bank Case.
London, March 26.—Almost every day
furnishes a new victim for the "under
ground" warfare in Ireland. This morn
ing Alien Bell, resident magistrate, 70
years of age, and for many years an
official of the Royal constabulary, was
dragged by a gang, some of whom were
masked, from a crowded tramcar
! P" blin a " d sh °t f . 0U I times in eold £ ,0<hI
! b * fo r e , hp P - Vf,s of the Passengers. Some
. , P®s sen £ ers were women, wn ♦
; The assassins fie<i and no ar
; re 5l? have bef»n made. .
< . magistrate sat in the inquiry into
j the Smii ^. ein dealings with Irish bank
There have been three attacks on
policemen in different parts of Ireland
the past three days, two of the police
men being dangerously wounded. One
of them was a young man returning
home after enlisting in the constabulary.
Secret Service Man Shot.
An inquest at Dublin on the man
killed Wednesday evening, revealed that
he wag a clerk at army headquarters.
Dublin gossip says he was engaged in
Secret service work.
Viscount French. I.ord Lieutenant of
Ireland, has written to the widow of
Magistrate Bell:
'Tour gallant and distinguished hus
band has crowned a life of devoted end
j valuable service to Ireland bv his noble
, death in fighting the cause of his
• countrv *'
I -m •*-"* '«•.. ci „r mm.
: Despite placards all over Ireland of
fering 10,000 pounds reward and gov
! eminent protection for information, no
| one has been convicted f«3r any of the
assassinations, many which have occur
j red in daylight in the presence of nnmer
; ou * witnesses.
Feeling still rnns h'gh in Cork over the
murder of Lord Mayor MacCurtain.
Several witnesses at the inquest at
tempted to connect the police with the
the Sinn Feiners say the
murder and
killing was in revenge lor tne staying
: of a policeman in Cork a few hours be
fore the mayor was murdered.
The house of commons _ discussed the
j case of Alderman William O'Brien,
leader of the transport workers, who
is in jail. He is said to be conducting a
hunger strike and is in danger of death.
30 Sinn Feiners Arrested.
Thirty prominent Sinn Feiners wer«
arrested today. Five unknown men with
passports for America were arrested on
the point of embarkation for the I'nited
Attempt to Wreck
Treasure Train Made
Burlington, Iowa, March 26.—An
attempt was made to wreck Chica
go, Burlington and Quincy express
train No. 55 out of Chicago at 6:10
»'dock tonight near Neponset, Ills.
The train carried an express ship
ment of $150,000.
Acting upon a tip that a holdup
was contemplated railway officials
detoured the train onto the east
bound track and it swept past a pile
of ties on the west-Jpound track.
Ex-Kaiser Drew Big
Sum From Swiss Banks
Just Before Revolt
Geneva, March 26.—Former Emperor
William, of Germany, withdrew deposit;«
amounting to 250,000 Swiss francs from
Zurich banks early in March, it is learned
here, and the money is said to hare be«n
sent to Berlin just before the attempted
reactionary revolt.
Ran Francisco, March 26.—Following
a wild pursuit of three miles through
thickly populated sections of the city in
the early morning hours, during wnieh
dosens of shots were fired from each
car, a police automobile ran down an
other car alleged to have fceea occupied
S three «tore bandits and placed on*
the man, string the name of Andrew
Asley. under arest. The other two
escaped in the darkness. A complete safa
cracaing outfit was found iu the tool
box of the car, the police said.
Shortly after midnight a woman
telephoned that she had seen three men
break into a tailoring shop and load a
quantity of goods on an automobile. Th«
chase followed, both cars going over
long stretches of street at breakneck
and revolvers continually popping.

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