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VOL. XLII. NO. 122.
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The Herald
Pullman Crawls Out of His
Hiding Place.
Surrounded by Guards in His
Chicago Home.
Eviction of tbe Pullman Strikers
Decided Upon.
Disorders at South Omaha Bappreaaad
by Troops— Soldiers Guarding tho
Packing Honsoe—Uouoral
Strike Nana.
By mi" Associated Press.
Chicago, Aug. 10.—George M. Pull
man is back from Oastle Rest and New
port, but he declines to be interviewed
on the events which have absorbed the
publio mind and from which be hid him
self away last June. His home is stiil
guarded by private watchmen, who
lounge around tbe lawn and keep watch
on anyone who stops to glance at the
abiding place oi the president of the
$36,000,000 corporation.
Vice-President Wickes, the trusted
lieutenant of the marquis, and General
Manager Brown of the Pullman works
called at the Prairie avenae mansion.
They were recognized by tbe watchmen,
and were soon inside in conference with
their chief for several hours, dißonssing
the situation at tbe shops and formulat
ing plans ior the future".
It is presumed that action will be de
termined for evicting tbs strikers from
the company's houses.
The Post prints the following from
Pullman's tenants will be evicted.
Vice-President Wickeß said so today.
Tbe company claims that it must find
houses ior its employees to live in, and
as the strikers have been camping in tbe
Pullman fiats without paying a cent of
rent for the last three months, they
must get ont. Tbis move is the very
last in the strike, and it will forever dis
comfit tbe strikers.
The company's houses cover about
3000 people at present. These 3000 con
sist of the striking workmen and their
families. There are about 1000 new men
in tbe shops that have families and that
desire to live near their work. The old
employees must make way fur the new
"Will the Pullman company evict
the tenants?" Mr. Wickes was asked
"Something of that kind must be
done," be replied. "We must find
quarters for our new employees."
"Have you taken any steps yet in the
"No, not yet; bat we will soon do
"1 can't say exactly when, but very
Mr. Wickes spoke in a manner from
which one might gather that the law
yers were already looking about and
would be prepared at any minute to go
ahead with the work of eviction.
"Will it not be a troublesome busi
"Ob, I don't know. I suppose it can
be done easily enough. It mußt be done
Eviction is the very last thing the
people have looked for. One woman on
Fulton street said:
"Surely, they will not put ns out.
Where would we go? We have not
money enongh to bny a bnshelof coal.
Wo have no clothes, and the American
publio will not stand by and see a
thousand families rendered homeless."
But that is undoubtedly what must
be done, for it is necessary tbat the
company take decisive action. The out
look for the present population of "the
model town" ia not lull of cheer. In
fact it is desperate.
Troops Guarding the racking Hnn.ee
aud Maintaining order.
Omaha, Ang. 10.—Several more com
panies of troops from tbe interior of the
state arrived tonight and were at once
rushed into South Omaha. Tbe strikers
are quiet and offer little opposition to
the soldiers. But the troops have not
relaxed their vigilance on the peaceful
appearance oi things, and squads oi sol
diers constantly patrol the streets, and
a gatiing gun is nnlimbered at the inter
section of the two principal streets
where it can swsep in all directions.
Several of tha members of the strikers'
executive oommittee expressed them
selves as being perfectly satisfied that
the troops had been called ont, but the
men on the street did not take as kindly
to it as did tbe committee. They say it
waa not necessary to bring in soldiers,
and privately intimate they will have
"Just wait nntil these soldiers are sent
home," said one of the men, "and we
will see who comes out on top."
The troops have been ridiculed by
some of the strike sympathizers, and in
one or two instances hisses were heard
as tbey patrolled the streets. The sol
diers took it good naturedly.
Considerable comment has been oc
casioned by tbe action of tbe sheriff in
not controlling the mob without the as
eietuc.ee of the militia. The deputies in
citizens' clothes were as helpless to con
trol the mob as any ordinary citizen.
They were laughed to scorn by the
strikers, and were obliged to allow
things to take their course.
Upon the arrival of the troops the dep
uties were withdrawn and started for
Omaha. The soldiers had only to say
the word and the men gave way withont
Everything was ordinarily quiet thia
morning, there being no demonstration
of auy kind. Tbe aoldiera firmly took
charge, and their authority was not
A crowe of 300 strikers assembled just
out of reach of the picket reserve ot the
soldiers, and the eggreeasive action on
the part of the guards was met with
dsriaive jeers.
Members oi tbs militia during the day
scattered through the town*) bat fonnd
life a burden because of the sarcastic
remarks dropped, and gladly returned
to tbe improvised barrackH at the ex
change. Men would purposely run into
them nnd then beg pardon. Pickett
were stationed along the line from the
tracks to the exchange to sound alarms
If necessary.
The executive committee of 16 of the
strikers beld a session today. For the
last two aays the committee has been at
work in a systematic way to raise funds
to carry on tbe Btrike.
"You can say that we are now in a
financial condition to carry on the strike
for a year if necessary," said Secretary
When asked in what manner tbe
funds are to be raised, ho said a portion
waa raised by assessments, but most by
"What effect will the arrival of stato
troops have on the men who are out?"
was asked.
"It ia just what we want. The com
mittee has been working for peace and
quiet ever since the walk out, and now
we will get it," answered Mr. Flood.
"We are perfectly satisfied with the
order. There are only a few of our men
who have created any disturbance, and
now it will be Btopped entirely. One
thing ia certain, the men can hold out as
long as tbe packers can, and we propose
to hold out until we win."
The packers will continue business to
morrow, and do not anticipate any far
ther trouble. All the saloons in the city
have been closed by the governor's or
Ad valine In Corn on Aoconnt of Dronght.
Business Improving.
New Yokk, Aug. 10.— R. G. Dun &
Co.'c weekly review of trade tomorrow
will say:
The advance in corn discloses a gen
eral belief that the injury to this most
important crop has been so great as to
affect materially the traffic of railroads,
the demand for manufactured products
and tbe cost of meats for the coming
year. Unless the markets revive or are
entirely deceived, our country will have
a real calamity in the loss of something
like 51)0,000,000 bushels of corn, and this
loss consumers have to Bhare through
the advance of 14 cents in two weeks
and 0 cents since Friday of last week.
Neither official or unofficial statements
as yet preclude the hope that tbe iota
may prove lees serious, bat at current
prices 1,50.1,000 bushels would cost as
much as 2,000,000 bushels would have
cost a fortnight ago.
Wheat has risen 3}.. cents in the two
weeks and '2., cents daring the week,
although western receipts have been
5,223,12S bushels, against 3,162,694 last
year. Atlantic exporta are still about
half as large as a year ago, 1,309,485
bushels, against 2,734,884 last year.
Pork products are a little stronger, as
is natural.
Cotton has twice risen and again de
clined a sixteenth, with increasing
prospects of a very large yield, closing
withont obt, tge for the week.
The iron and steel manufacturers re
ceived a great increase of nearly 3000
tonsi't weekly output in July, and the
production is 115,350 tons weekly, about
11,000 tons less than in April, but UOUO
tons more than a year ago, when tho
prostration had reached ite worst. The
.decrease in unsold stocks wae only 0137
tons for the month, showing A consump
tion in manufacture not quite equal to
the present ontput. Prices sustain this
view, having been changed only in the
direction ot weakness. The disappoint
ed demand for finished product is still
the main factor.
The business in boots end shoes is
strong aud healthy, though conspicu
ously oonlined to medium and low
priced articles, such aa 75c shoes for men
and 55 to 00c shoes for women, Dutship
ments from Boston have been in two
weeks 166,693 cases, against 122,820 last
The sales of wool would have been
large, according to reports from the dif
ferent markets, if there had been enlli
cient stocks available, but amounted to
7,023,400 oounus at three eastern mar
kets, against 0,220,700 pounds two years
The failures for the five weeks ending
August Ist showed liabilities of $12,144,
--7e3, of which $5,02(1,604 were of manu
facturing nnd $5,220,247 of trading con
cerns. The failures during the past
week have been 251 in the United states,
against 304 last year, and 54 in Canada,
against 250 last year.
Seven Boys Killed and a Dozen Injured
at Do Kalb, Tom.
De Kai.b, Tax., Aug. 10.—About 3
p. m. a crowd of boys met on a email
prairie about nine miles south of here,
and were playing ball. A shower came
np during the game and they ran to a
large oak tree. Lightning struck tho
tree and the following were killed out
right: John Jacobs, Walter Atchley,
Tom Blanchard, Will Rentley, John
Jackson, Cbriß Petty and Will Walsh.
About a dozen others were hurt nnd it is
thought some of them will die.
A Fatal Windstorm.
LsBBBURO, Va., Aug. 10.—A heavy
windßtorm which blew over Loudon
county, Va., yesterday evening, struck a
big teut at I'urcellville, near here, in
which several good people were attend
ing a temperance meeting, and caused
it to crash down ou the people. John
Nioholas, a young man of Philomon',
Va., was struck by the big oenter pole
and instantly killed. C. VV. Scholey, 19
years old, of Norfolk ; Mrs. Dunbar, Mrs.
Peacock, and Mrs. Samuel Leslie were
seriously injured.
Tho Tandem Record Broken.
MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. 10.— T. J. Titus Of
New York, and L. A. Cabanne ot" St.
Louie, tbis afternoon broke the world's
bioycle record for the tandem, by riding
the" fastest mile ever covered by ridere
paced by wheel. Their time for the mile
was 1 :52 4 5, with the quarters : 0 :28?4,
0:57.: and 1:25 Hat, respectively.
If unable to visit the beach use Turks'
Island sea salt, the best substitute for a
sea bath at home. Two and a half pound
package for 10 cents. Oil" & Vaughu'H
drug store, Fourth and Bering.
Tooth brashes. A complete line, end
we sell them at 10, 15, 20, 25, 36, 40 and
50 eta., and guarantee every brush. Lit
tleboy'e pharmacy, 311 S. Spring st.
Details of the Disaster at
Lincoln, Neb.
The Number of Fatalities Now
Placed at 24.
Most of the Bodies Burned Beyond
The Catastrophe Undoubtedly Caused
by Trsln-Wr.sk.ri-Stories of
Survivors A Frightful
Mass of Debris.
By the Associated Press.
Lincoln. Neb., Ang. 10.—It was nearly
dark tbis evening bsfore the frightful
mass of debris, occupying the ravine
where the Hock Island express was
wrecked and burned a few miles south
of this city last night, had cooled Bufli
ciently to enable the large crowd gath
ered at the place in the hope of learning
something of the fate of friends or rela
tives to inspect the charred mass in de
tail, but any hope that may have been
entertained of securing from the great
ash pit information as to tbe identity of
those who lost their lives, was soon
blasted. The tons of water thrown on
the twitted relics of the train and the
bed of embers bad been insufficient to
prevent every vestige of combustible
matter from being destroyed, occasion
ally a charred skull or a partially burned
human bone was raked from tbe bed of
the furnace, but nothing more remained
to tell the tale of those who went down
with the ill-fated train, and time will be
required to determine just how many
persons were lost in the wreck.
Tbe list of killed and injured, as fur
nished by the coroner tonight, swells
the fatalities to 24, and it as follows:
Dr. C. H. Pinney, Counoil Blnffs.
J. D. Matthews, a commercial man,
Harry Moore, Kansas City.
Ike Depew, engineer, Conneil Bluffs.
W. O. Hambell, lawyer, F'sirbury.
C. D. Stannard, conductor, St Joseph.
John Munger, grain dealer, Omaha.
H. K. Peters, merchant, Council
F.. H. fterncke, lawyer, Lincoln.
Two unknown farmers.
Five unknown men.
Charles Unruh, mother and son, Jen
sen, Neb.
A. B. Edloe, merchant, Pawnee, Neb.
M. Beavor, F» nee.
Two unknown -tinners from Jensen.
Those tnarke 1 as unknown were pas
sengers known to be on the train and
unaccounted for.
001, 0. J. Biiss, Second regiment Ne
braska National guards, Fairbury, deep
flesh wound left leg.
Henry C. Foote, brakeman, Council
Bluffs, leg broken.
Jay McDowell, l'airbnry, legs cat,
O. H. Herry, mail cl*.k, Kearney,
Neb., badly bruised and cut.
F. F. Scott, express messenger, in
jured internally.
Mrß. Fish, badly bruised.
O. S. Bell, traveling man, Lincoln, in
ternal injuries.
J. E. l'netz, traveling man, Lincoln,
internal injuries.
A passenger named Somerhill, hurt
about head.
Mrs. Fritz and sister-in-law, Lincoln,
The body of Dr. Pinney was found in
the wreckage this afternoon, and al
though fearfully burned and merely a
mass of charred flesh, it was recognized
by papers which escaped destruction.
He was a prominent physician.
From the confused tangle of conflict
ing stories told by excited eye witnesses,
it has been •.! finitely ascertained that
only one man met his death in the
flames. The low moaning which had
been heard in the ruins of the smoker
had ceased before the flames reached it,
and the presumption is that all its un
fortunate oceupauls were dead.
One victim whose name will never be
known, lay under tho tender, the upper
end ol which lay across his thighs,
crushing tbemiuto the hard gravel. As
Colonel Bills approached be begged pit
eously to be released and saved from
the flames. Colonel Bills is a man of
nerve and decision, but he was con
ironted by a terrible alternative. To
move the tender was impossible, and
tbe long tongues of hungry llames were
reaching out greedily for their victims.
For an instant he thought that only
one of the man's legs was pinned down
and thought uhout amputating it. Then
be saw that both were fast, and while
he paused for a moment, a gutt of wind
drove the flames aud smoke on him,
blistering bis face aud scorching hie
clotheß. Before be could recover him
eelf, the long liery tongues oi llames had
wrapped about the victim and stiiled
hia screams.
Aa the Rock Island has offered a re
ward of $10UU for the apprehension ot
the wreckers, the county and etate will
be usked to add to tha reward.
Col. .'. C. Bills, treasurer of the Na
tional Guard association of the United
States, was one oi the fortuuale passen
gers, and hia story is as follows:
"Jay McDowell and myself were
seated in the middle of the car, and, as
we discovered the train was likely to go
over the trestle, McDowell started down
the aisle. I called to him to eit down,
and the next instant the crash came.
The engine went over first and tne
smoker on top ol it, aud the rear coach,
in which we were seated, jammed down
on the other. The car was crowded with
passengers and we were forced along the
bncits of seats in front of us and all but
McDowell and myself were horribly
mangled. Aa coon as possible we
climhed through a window, and in 15
minutes succeeded in extricating nine
persona who wero jammed in the deb
ris. Hearing the ehrieks and cries for
help on all sides, I left McDowell and
rau three miles across thecountry to the
penitentiary without making a stop. I
uad Warden Beeuer telephone the po
lice department and they responded
promptly and nobly with patrol car
riages and physicians."
Colonel Bills says that two men in the
front of the chair car were killed, being
burned horribly. He thinks it would
be impossible for a single man to have
eecaped from tbe smoking car. It fell
headforemost on the engine and the
chair car which followed, flattened it.
E. H. Xehncko, of Lincoln, and
Henry Paterson, of Council Bluffs, are
no donbt in the ruins. They were at
Spragne yeaterday and exoected to re
turn last night. The operator at Martell
says two Germans flagged the train at
his Btation, a mile from Sprague, and
they are very probably the men.
The work of clearing tbe tracks ia
progressing slowly. The Union Pacific
ie now open and the Rock Island trains
are going out over the Burlington and
Conductor Stannard of St. Joseph,
leaves a wife and two eons.
Ike Depew, engineer, leaves a wife
and daughter.
W. O. Hamble, of Fairbury, a well
known citizen of that town, leaves a
There are two theories as to the
wrecking of the train, it being conceded
that the train was deliberately derailed
by the removal of tbe rails for a part of
the way across the trestle. There is
plenty of evidence to prove this is a
fact. A fish plate and the bar with
which it had been wrenched loose were
found near the trestle after the wreck
occurred. One theory is that etrikers
from South Omaha did the work, be
lieving that the state troops, which were
to have boarded the train at Fairbury,
were on board. The company missed
connection, however.
This theory is not as generally credit
ed as the other, that the element that
bas caused co much trouble in Okla
homa, who are particularly bitter
against the Rock Island, did the job,
though why they should have come
such a distance to wreck a train that
could have been wrecked nearer home,
is not explained.
Three well dressed men are known to
have loft a northbound freighttrain near
the bridge last Thursday afternoon, and
to have taken a southbound train later
in tbe evening, the last train to pass
safely over the structure being the one
they boarded. The detectives are look
ing for them.
Harry Foote, the injured brakeman, is
the one who advances the theory that
the train was maliciously wrecked. Ac
cording to bis story a rail was removed
on the bridge end the fishplateß and a
crowbar were found in tbe grass near
by. Tbe evidences were plainly there
and , unmistakable. Marks made by a
wrench on a loosened rail were plainly
visible, and the marks of the crowbar on
the crosstiea were there so plain that no
lantern was needed to examine them.
The wood of the ties was deeply dented
where the crowbar had been inserted,
and the rails lifted clear off the ties, and
the spikes wuich had been pulled out
were lying loose on the bridge.
Late tonight the remains of Andrew
Hansen, a farmer of McPbereen county,
Nebraska, were identified by a watch
found lying in the midst of the human
bonos. All or part of those mentioned
by name in the list oi killed have been
The police have arrested a colored
man named George Davis, who is sus
pected of wrecking the train. Shortly
after the wreck ho applied to a hack
man and asked to be driven to town.
He had been on tbe train and lost his
coat. He was seen near the place where
the wreck occurred, it is claimed, with
a crowbar. The police say they have
evidence anflicient to convict him. His
motive is not known.
Anton. Vital Tries to Kscapa on Hia Way
to the Pan.
San Francisco, Aug. 10. — Antone
Vital under sentence to be hanged at
San Quentin, October 12th, for the mur
der of a Chinese laundiyman at Lom
poc, arrived here on the steamer Mexico
this morning, in custody of Sheriff
Broughton and Deputy Smith of Santa
Barbara. While being taken along F.ast
street to ths steamer for San Quentin,
Vital made a desperate effort to escape.
He was handcuffed to Sheriff Brough
ton. With his list, Vital dealt Brough
ton a terrific blow and was handling him
roughly, and seemed in a fair way to
escape when two policemen came to the
officer's assistance. It took the com
bined efforts of the four men to over
power the murderer, who was then taken
on board the steamer and chained to a
stanchion. Broughton and Smith were
badly braised.
A Fatal Collision of Freight Trains on
the Northern Pacific.
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 10.—Two extra
freight trains on the Northern Pacific
met in a bead-on collision about 15 miles
from this city at noon today. l-lagineer
L. H. Harmon was instantly killed ; bis
fireman, Martin, was so seriously in
jured that he ie expected to die, and
both engines were badly Binashed np.
The accident was the result of a lap
order given by an old and tried dis
patcher. The eastbound train consisted
of 15 cars of lumber and shingles, and
tha westbound of 85 dumps of coal.
Many of the cars were piled up. The
accident occurred on a curvn. Both en
gineers nnd firemen jumped. Harmon
broke bis neck in bo do ing.
Tho dispatcher on whose orders the
two trains came together was Frederick
8. Rawlins, who has worked here over a
year. He was relieved Irom duty im
Senator Vost Will Katies.
Kansas City, Aug. 10. —A Washinctou
correspondent writes ns follows: It is
nuderstood and accepted as true among
MißßOurians that Senator Vest an. not
seek re-election. Hon. Champ Clark
haa announced hiniseli at* a t-Andidate.
Ex-Governor Francis is a standing can
didate, and it is understood that ex-
Congressman Cleary will also be in the
Thfl Drniisihc Itrolt.u In lowa.
Dks Moines, Aug. 10.—Tito long
drought was partially broken today.
Rain he 9 been falling here since 7 p. tn.
Revolts from other parts of tha state
indicate that the rain ie general.
A Crisis Reached ia Tariff
The Situation More Critical
Than Ever.
Meetings of the Conferees Ended
lor the Present.
Senator Hill — rplod.e » Bomb la tho
Sonata by Moilne That the
Coafereee Report
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Aug. 10.—A crisis in
turn! affairs was reached today, both in
the open senate and in tbe secret coun
cils of the Democratic tariff conferees.
When the conference closed tonight, it
waa the understanding that the meetings
would be suspended for the present. No
time was set for reassembling the con
ference tomorrow or thereafter, and it
was also Baid farther sessions might no:
be necessary in case the senate acted
favorably tomorrow on Senator HHPs
resolution directing the senate conferees
to report the situation of affairs.
What was of more Importance, was
the feeling expressed by the house con
ferees at the close of the conference, that
in case the Hill resolution passed—and
they believed it would —the conference
wonld practically be relieved of its work,
and it would remain only for the house
to accept the senate bill as • lesser evil,
as they believe, than tho McKinley law.
These conclusions were reached after tl
day of interest and excitement among
the tariff leaders.
The day opened with the senate propo
sition for free sugar still pending before
tbe conference. Chairman Wilson and
his associates were satisfied that the
tender of free Bngar was not made in
good faith, and they had therefore re
quested the senate confereea to fnrnish a
poll of the senate showing that if the
proposition were accepted, it would be
adopted by tbe senate, and the bill
passed. The poll waa considered at soon
as the conferees convened. It discloaed
that in the event of the acceptance of
tbe free sugar amendment, tbe bill as a
whole wonld be voted against by 38 Re
publicans and by Ssnators Kyle, Alloa
and PefTer, Populists, and Caffery and
Blanchard, Democrats, a total of 43
votes, or sufficient to defeat it. This
poll was made on the best judgment of
tbe senate conferees. The house accepted
it as showing conclusively that the ten*
der of the free sugar amendment, while
made in good faith by the senate con
ferees, was a means adopted by the con
servatives as a means of defeating tariff
legislation and leaving the McKinley law
in force.
fx.Tho disenssion brought out for the
first time the statement that tbe defen
sive alliance between certain senators
had proceeded further than mutual co
operation, and was now reduced to a
signed agreement. While members of
the conference did not claim to have
seen the agreement, they stated as a
fact that Senators Kyle, Allen, Peffer,
Blanchard and Caffery had reduced
their understanding to black and white,
and had Bigned It to the effect that they
would vote against any bill which did
not contain a bounty clause for sngar.
As free eugar would eliminate the
bounty provision, the signed agreement
was regarded as showing that the five
senators combined with the Republicans
would defeat the bill.
It was while animated comments were
being made on the foregoing conditions
that word reached the conference of
Senator Hill's coup in the senate. The
conference hastily adjourned, the sen
ators going on the floor to take part in
the debate.
Mr. Wilson was not disposed to attach
much weight to Senator Hill's move at
the start, and said that it would be fu
tile, as the senate could not act while
the bill was in conference. This feeling
was shared to a large extent early in the
day by house leaders, who character
ized it as one of the "bluffs" wbiah had
been made of late to demoralize tha
house conferees nnd force them to yield.
Later in the day, however, this feeling
gave way to one of profonnd concern
over the situation and the future of the
At 2 p. m. the conference, or a rem
nant of it, again assembled, with the
Hill resolution and the exciting debate
thereon as tbe main topic among them.
Little or no attempt wae made to take
up items or schedules, the talk being on
the sensational general phases devel
oped, nnd no progress was made up to 5
o'olock, when the conterees separated
without fixing a time for reasasmbllng.
Senator Brice, speaking of the aitua
tiou tonight, said tbat for the first time
he had to admit that the chances for tbe
bill are not good, bat he believed that
the parliamentary tangle would be
etraightened bo that the senate bill could
be passed.
"Brushing aside all parliamentary
cobwebs," he said, "and using common
Bense, there is no reason why the house
cannot at any time concur in the senate
amendments and pata the bill. If the
senate Bhould now take some farther ac
tion looking to indefinite postponement,
it n i. iii complicate affairs."
In presenting his resolution calling for
a report from the senate conferee! on
the tariff bill, Senator Hill did what bas
been in contemplation in ons form or
ano her for almost a week, It had been
held back ; idi-tinitsly in defe ence tt
the wish* S'f the senate conferees who
have bee/ indisposed to have such a
questioV as long as tjiere
was »/ .".ope ol reoching an agreement.
Ii J jot be ileiinitaly aeeeitained
whe/. ; r they gave their us ent to the
pro/,;jsdina on the part of Mr. Hill to
1 dayybut the best inlormatiouob a'nabl*
jis that while not desiring to evade tt'.c
duty of informing the senate o! till
status of tho conference, they did noth
ing to encourage the decision, and wonUj
h ye preferred that Hill's met on be du
lerrtd Lr tbe present.
The sigAiiticaut points in conneotitt

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