TION TO TAKE PART IN
Thanksgiving Day it the Date Selected
for the Big Annual Singing
Event That is Held in
Having determined at a late hour to
I make ready for the annual Welsh
singing event that each year is held
at Albla, the Ottumwa Choral society
has begun preparations (or the BJistedd
fod. Not caring to enter upon a long
«period of preparation, the society had
thought that it would merely be one of
the participating organizations. After
the first rehearsal, however, the visions
of ,past achievements stirred up thy
desire to go in again for first place
among the choral societies entered and
now the Ottumwans are in to win. Di
rector James Swirles says that the
chorus this year is undoubtedly the
best that the Ottumwa society has yet
JhtLd, and looks forward to garnering
£$some of the laurels.
Will Compete for Prizes.
The program this year is a good ona
and offers a wide range of musical
[numbers for the competing singers.
Choruses, solos, quartets, piano selec
:ions, declamation, etc., make up a pro
gram of good size. Ottumwans will par
ticipate in a number of these, among
"Oh Father Almighty Power," Han
lei—a choral competition for which a
I prize of $200 is offered the winner.
Ladies' chorus, "Robin Adair"—Dud
,„) Mixed quartet "Moonlight Will Come
Ladies' quartet, "Annie Laurie",
S Soprano and alto duet, "Hark! Hark!
Soprano solo, "Merrily I Roam"
Tenor solo, "Winter"—Rickaby. 5
•7*$ Baritone solo, "Man the Life Boat"—
Amonj the local singers who have
impressed their intention of attending
Mrs. John Hughes,' Mrs. Eugene
I 'elrce, Miss Leta Higbee, Miss Blanche
Sissell, W. C. Martin, B. H. Mather,.
Harry Dominey, Charles Nelson.
The following selections make up
he excellent program that will be ren
W- ft Ladies' chorus, "Robin Adair," Dudley
Buckprize $50. Sixteen to twenty
I Double quartet) mixed voices, Welsh
lir, "The Ash Grove," John Thomas.'
1% Quartet mixed voices, "Moonlight
Will Come Again," Will L. Thompson
Quartet male voices, "Coming
Through the Rye," J. B. Herbert prize
Ladles' quartet, "Annie Laurie," W.
*E. Sheridan) prize $10,
Trio, soprano, tenor and bass, "God
be Merciful," Joseph Parry prize $7.60
1 Duet, soprano and alto, "Hark, Hark,
•My Soul," Geo. Noyes Rockwell prize
Duet, tenor and bass, "How Sleep
the Brave?" Gwilym Gwent prize $5.
Soprano solo, ''Merrily I Roam
gchleifforth. Gold medal.
Alto solo, "Out on the Deep," Hay
leu Morris. Gold medal.
Tenor solo, "Winter," Rickaby. Gold
Baritone solo, "Man the Life Boat,"
H. Russell. Gold medal.
"The Clank of the Foe-
man's Steel," Paul DeLagarre. Silver
Welsh song for men over 45, "A
"r Swenith Gwyn," From Songs of Wales.
Welsh solo for women over 46. "A
Deryn Pur," From Songs of Wales.
Solo for children under 12. "Better
be Good," Harry Filmore. First prize,
nedal second prize, $1.
Solo for children from 12 to 15. "I'm
^^Prom Missouri," L. M. Hank. First
prize, medal second prize $1.
Piano solo for adults, "Andante from
|3urprise Symphony," C. Sain S'aens.
Piano solo for children under 16.
•The Pretty Shepherdess," Carl Wil
lelm Kerns. Prize, medal.
Violin solo, "intermezzo, Cavalleria
Ftusticana," Mascagni. Prize, medal.
Children's chorus, "The Trumpet
Shall Sound," Joseph Parry. Twenty to
-riilrty voices. Prize $50.
Declamation for adults, "Saved,"
Mrs. L. M. JBtoper. Prize, gold medal.
Declamation for children 10 to 16
'ears old. "Twenty-eighth chapter... of
fob," prize, gold medal. •'"•7
Declamation for children under
I. Williams (Gwydderlg.) Prize $6.
Wears of age. "Twenty-third Psalm."
*rlze, gold medal.
Welsh declamation. "Y. Diluw," R.
iVANT CROWD AT J^EETIMi
load Boosters Needed For the Blakes
1 burg Gathering to be Held
The Commercial association through
Secretary J. N. Weidenfeller is active
a trying to get all local auto owners to
tttend the meeting to lie held Thurs
lay of this week at Blakesburg. All
pho have been and are still desirous
if better roads for motoring as well
ts other purposes, are urged to show
heir sincerity in the matter by giv
ng a half day to the meeting. The
teople outside of Ottumwa who own
iars and use the roads nearby the
.jty, are enthusiastic about the meet
iig and will be there, but Ottumwa
nust be represented if the good roads
igitation in this vicinity will be helped.
Ml car ow-ers are asked to come out
rfth their machines and attend the
tood roads meeting at Blakesburg.
PLENTY DOING IN
VARIETY OF BUSINES8 HANDLED
TODAY BY JUDGE F. W,
Arguments were begun this morn
ing in the case of Charles Clements
against M. B. Root & Son in which
case the condition of a piece of gran
ite purchased by Root is made the
basis of a. refusal to pay on the fcart Of
the defendant. The plaintiff Clements
is a New England stone dealer' who
supplied a portion of the granite used
in a monument erected by Mr. Root
for a customer in Ottunqrwa. After the
completion of the work the patron of
the defendant refused to accept the
monument because of alleged flaws in
the stone. The monument was. dis
mantled and a portion of the stone
shipped back to the dealer. This led to
suit being instituted by Clements
against Root to recover for the full
amount of the stone's value, which is
some $185.. The case, except for the
arguments, was concluded Tuesday.
The court granted a decree of di
vorce to Eliger Belgard from Lizzie
Belgard this morning, Otther matters
shown pn the court calendar today
the case of T. N. Hammersley/ vs.
Brown Bros, et al., involving about $20L
was settled and dismissed.
H. W. Suedhting, against whom a
Judgment for $500 damages was found
by the jury in the Smith-Suechting
slander suit, has been given until Nov.
12 to file a motion for a new trial.
Owing to plaintiff failing to file a
bond for the costs in the case, a mo
tion to dismiss the suit for damages
instituted by Henry Schneider against
the Western TJnlon Telegraph Co., was
sustained. The litigation arose over the
delivery of a telegram which the plain
tiff held was too late in delivery to ac
complish its object.
The judgment and default in the
case of Thomas Teesdale vs. Ottumwa
Supply and Construction Co., which
was' granted yesterday, was set aside
by the court today owing to. an' error
iji, fixing the time for pleading.
GIVE GOOD CORN PRIZES.
Phoenix Trust Company Awarded to
Three Wapello County People for
The Phoenix Trust Co. has presented
three Wapello county corn producers
with subscriptions to the Ottumwa
Courier as prizes for the corn Bhown in
the recent corn contest conducted by
the company. The Phoenix Trust Co.
offered a year's subscription to the
'Courier to the man or woman of south
ern Iowa who would produce the best
six ears of corn. The competition was
so spirited and the corn shown of such
ar high class that the compafiy decided
to add A second and third prize, con
sisting Of six months' subscription and
three monks'* subscription to the Cour
ier. W. W. Jones of Ottumwa and Mad
ison Warder of Agency were the judges
and the prize winners were:
FirsW-JameB Tatrow, Florls, Iowa.
Second—F. F. Stumpf, Chillicothe,
Third*—Nellie Harris, Ottumwa rural
The last sad rites over the remains
of Mrs. Mary b. Ryder, who died sud
denly Wednesday morning at the home
of Mrs. S. H. Sherman, 122 North Wil
lard street, were held this afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock from the Sullivan
Undertaking parlors. Rev. B. J. Shook
pastor of the Wlllard Street Methodist
Episcopal church conducted the ser
vices. Many friends attended the
funetal. Earl Ryder, the only, sur
ging son, arrived yesterday aftehioon
from Oklahoma City. The remains
were Interred in the Shaul cemetery.
The ladles of the Methodist Episco
pal Aid society will serve dinner elec
tion day at the Koht building. All are
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hunnell have re
turned from an extended visit with
relatives in Nebraska.
The Four M's club met with Mrs. E.
E. Hillis Wednesday afternoon. A
good attendance and a two course lunch
Tuesday, November 8, will be the
thirtieth wedding anniversary of -Mr.
and Mrs. H. R. Baker, and their friends
ar« contemplating going in on them
Miss Bertha Huffstutter of Des
Moines has returned to ,accept a posi
tion as secretary in a doctor's office.
Mrti Brown, mother of Mrs. E. H.
Finney, has come from her home, in
Des Moines to visit her daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ramey, formerly of
Eldon and now of Valley Junction, are
visiting relatives and friends here.
There is reported several cases of
typhoid fever in and around Eldon.
A. C. Welgandt, chairman of the
grievance committee of the Rock Is
land railroad, went. to Chicago Wed*
nesday night on business.
Mr. Barnes, formerly of Eldon but
now working on .the canal in the
caiutl cone, is visiting Eldon friends.
cT E. Abbott has been to Chicago
buying goods and will be ready for his
Roy Alcorn of Oskaloosa has been
visiting his friend, J. Ed Trott.
Warren Tuffs of Eylvis has returned
after visiting his father's family.
The ladles society' of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and
Eneipemen will give their third annual
ball at the McHaffey Nov. 23.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dotson a
Mitchell Grammer, formerly of Eldon
but now of Ottumwa, was in the city
Public sales on the streets of Eldon
will be free to all. Bring in your stuff*
and it will be sold free.
Wednesday at high noon, at
homo of the bride's parents Mr.
Mrs. Alex Clark, occurred the
riage of the'r youngest daughter fidifch
to Willie Wldner. Rev. Pool of fl»e M.
E. church said the words thatymade
TO ENJOY DINNER
MT. AYR BUSINESS MEN TO HAVE
CELEBRATION ON NO-,
Mt. Ayr, Nov. 7.—The finance com
mittee, who had in charge the work
of raising funds for the payment of,
prizes and for the banquet held at the
inception of the enterprise have com
pleted their work. A total of ?370 was
raised among the business men of the
town and it will require about that
amount to defray all expenses Includ
ing prices and banquet
At a meeting of the Commercial
club it was decided to give an oyster
supper on the evening of November
10, and invite all who participated in
the good roads contest and worked on
A committte on general arrange
ments for the banquet was appointed
by Chairman Bevis, as follows:
Messrs'J. B. Currie, p. E. Fisher and
C. R. Keating. Fred Edwards and
Willis McCandless were appointed on
the finance committee and charged
with the responsibility of raising funds
necessary to defray expenses of the
supper. All members of the Com
mercial club present at the meeting in
creased their subscription to the good
roads" fund and the' finance committee
starts out with a liberal fund already
subscribed. The band will play at the
oyster supper, speeches will probably
be made, and a grand good time is ex
pected. It will be moonlight at that
time and the attendance Is expected to
them man and wife. After the cere
mony an elegant dinner was served.
MR and Mrs. Wldner are two of
Brighton's best yWng people and have
always lived /here where they have
many friends who will Join in wishing
them and long and happy life.
Leslie Edoks, wife and two children
of Fairfield were here this week to at
tend the Clark-Wldner wedding.
Sade Domes is moving into the
Pringle home and Mr. Fallow will
move into the Downs house, which he
The teachers of the high school all
left Wednesday night to attend the
convention at Des Moines.
Ren Brier, Neal Whistler, Malcolm
Griffith and Mr. McNeese all attended
the Presbyterian convention held in
Washington uiis week.
Cora Mawo is enjoying a visit 'from
her mother/Mrs. Smith of Washington.
Mrs./George Lyons returned Satur
day from a visti with relatives in Ft.
Mrs. J. P. Talbott left Thursday for
visit with her niece Mrs. H. Q. Mor
& in Hammond, Ind.
Miss Genevieve has returned to St
nis after a three months' visit with
grandmother Mrs. Caroline
Mrs. W. H. Traynor of Wichita,
Kans., who has been visiting her sis
ter Miss .Margaret Mulvihill returned
Miss Lizzie Merldeth of Keosauqua
was a Farmington visitor Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Beading and
daughter Mrs. Gertie Ware and Mrs.
Hattie Gelatt with their children left
Thursday for Chehales, Wash., where
they expect to make their future home.
Miss Lillian Gray was hostess to a
I a Siwl
Many of these (foods are
Exclusive Designs in pat
tern lengths, all go A^
at oue price
's$1, $1.25 and $1.
Island's $1.50 All Wool Novelty Suitings, 54 in. wide
Island's $1.25 All Wool Novelty Suitings, 52 in. wide
I slnd's $1.C0 All'^fiol Novelty Suitings, 48 in. wide
The clover huller of Farmer Beaton
caught fire from the engine and the
machine, a lot of grain and one wagon
were partly consumed.
The Misses Beatrice Wilson, Clara
Cole and Mary Matlick. gave an elabor
ate Hallowe'en party Saturday even
ing. About thirty of their girl friends
were present to enjoy the program and
Meetings closed"* at the Christian
cliurch Monday night after a months
work by Evangelist Long of Burling
ton. There were about 85 acessions.
The 160 acre farm of L. A. Wood,
six miles north of town sold for 188
per acre to Geo. Boyson of Batavia.
p. A. Dupree spent Sunday with his
amily In Toledo.
The Moulton football team went to
Lancaster Saturday and beat high
school team of that city in a game,
the score being 56 to 0.
Islahd is one of the largest importers of High fclass All Wool Suitings in thef|Ujiited States. On
^account of the high import duty he carries nothing that retails for less than $1.00 add the majority of
|^the goods retay for $1.25 to $4anv j^usual Ipe stock of D^s^opdf^Af
Sv bargain was so* great thafc we could riot pass it 6y—Ithd havcf tiecided lo give
ftXour customers an ^bpportunityB to buy the^cholce of the whole line for
company of school friends on Satrday
Mrs. Henry Hartrick who was oper
ated on for a cancer last spring died at
her home early Friday morning. Fun
eral services will be held Sunday.
Miss Nellie Knight of Ottumwa will
be one of the speakers at an Epwortn
league oratorical contest to be held In
Fairfield Thursday, Nov. 10. Fred
Ward will represent the Fairfield so
ciety. Other speakers will be Roy Cur-,
ray of Batavia and Miss Lela Linder
of LibertyviHe. 1
Mr. and Mrs. WUliam Wheeler- 01
New York City wjll give a vocal re
cital In Library hall Tuesday evening,
as-the first numner on the college lec
ture course. Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler-ap
peared In Fairfield a little over & year
ago and pleased a big audience.
Members of the Bethel A. M. E. choir
-will give an entertainment tonight at
the church for the benefit of the Sun
day school. The program is divided
into two parts, the first containing
numerous solos, duets, choruses and
recitations, and the second consisting
of a play %r titled "A Romance at
Mrs. W. S. Cash and children of
Eldon are visiting friends here.
Mrs. S. L. Cohagan went to Ottumwa
Friday on business.
S. A. Cohagan, Effie Reading and
Gussie Burgason attended the teaoh
ers' convention in Des Moines Ftlday
Mrs. Edward Bell of Mystic is visit
ing her mother, Jifcrs. Mallnda Miller.
Miss Grace Williams is visiting rela
tives In Ottumwa.
Words has been received here of the
death of Mrs. Nancy Pos^en of Pine
Bluffs, Wyoming. Mrs. Posten form
erly lived at this place.
Ruth Tlnsley had the misfortune to
fall and break her arm Wednesday
Rev. ScOtt returned from Oskaloosa
Mrs. Chas. Heberer is visiting rela
tives in Fort Madison this week.
Fred Bergthold and mother, Mrs.
Fred Bergthold, were business visitors
to Fort Madison Wednesday.
Miss Ida Frenhlihg of Fort Madison
is visiting the Misses Mary and Elisa
Miss Clara Stucky of Fort Madison Is
visiting her mother, Mrs. J. Stucky.
Mrs. Barney Mectfns and children
See Show Window Tuesday—Sale Begins Wednesday Morning at 9 a.m.
"^'CITIZENS WANT TO IMPROVE
^V LIGHT SERVICE,
Centervllle, Nov. 7.—The move
ment for electroliers on the public
square has. met with popular favor
among the property owners and busi
ness men generally, and it is now
practically assured tha£ Centervllle
can liave this desirable improvement,
if only it is made certain that tho
lighting will be uniformly maintained.
The boosters committee which has
been backing the movement has
adopted a plan which it is believed
provides admirably for this con
It is proposed to install twenty-four
five light electroliers around the public
square, six on each side, the cost of
installation to be paid by the property
owners and business men.
Leon, Albla dnd other Iowa cities
of the size of' Centervllle and smaller
have taken up the matter and have
electrolier lighting on their business
streets. Centervllle is the last city of
its size to adopt the idea. This week
our nelghtior, Seymour, took hold of a
similar proposition enthusiastically and
in an''hour's time Mr. Lock of the
electrolier company had promises of
support from the property owners and
business men of the north side of the
square, The installation of the
eltctroliers will put Centervllle in#a
class with other progressive cities of
of Fort Madison arrived Tuesday for
a visit with Mrs. Merten's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. LarrVpe.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Rauembuehler of
Baring, Mo., are visiting relatives and
Mrs. Archie Beacham, formerly Miss
Mayme Shier, visited with Miss Lizzie
Mr. and Mrp. Barney Eyers of La
fayette, Ind., are visiting with Nlok
Swartz and family.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bangs of New
London recently visited their daugh
ter, Mrs. John Shepherd.
Mrs. Magdallne Kiener and daughter,
Miss Nora, of Fort Madison, spent
Tuesday with Mrs. Klener's daughter,
Mrs. William Yonderhaar.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wlnneke have
returned from a visit with friends at
Laurance, Neb., and Carroll, la.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William
Rauenbuehler Monday, Oct. 31. 1910/
Archie Beacham died at his home in
Kansas City October 10, 1910, aged 36
years, of pneumonia fever. The
funeral was held at Monmouth, 111.,
Oct. 15. Mr. Beacham was the hus
band of Miss Mayme Shier of West
Point and was married to her at
Oklahoma/City February 17, 1910.
In the Jaw suit Of Michlel Brannon
against Edward Boeding, which was
to come to trial Wednesday at Fort
Madison. Mr Boeding settled the case
by paying them $100. It will be re
membered that last October Mrs.
Brannon fell on a sidewalk belonging
to Mr., Boeding and" broke her ankle.
She brought suit against Mr. Boed
ing for 11000 damage.
John Jotter of Warsaw. HI., Is spend
ing a few days here with relatives.
William Staub is in Ellwood this
•jfreek With a view of purchasing land.
Rev. and' Mrs. S. F. Bishop at
tended the Methodist Episcopal con
Island,s $1.25 Imported Plaid Suitings
Island's $1.00 Fine Wool Plaid Waistings
on Sale Wednesday for 19c
ference held at Fort Madison during
the past week.
Mrs. Herman Brink. Mrs. Henry
Lampe and Mrs. Joe Jahsen recently
visited friends at Pilot Grove.
New Factory In Cedar Falls,
Cedar Falls, Nov: 7.—The Mrs. Hill
property on East Nineteenth street
has been sold to Victor Speer, who Js
moving from hiB farm on the Water
loo road. He will live in town and in
company with John Vorhees will de
vote all his time to the manufacturing
of hoisting apparatus and a cellar dig
er which he has Invented.
Rex Duke had his wrist broken Fri
day. while cranking his father's auto
mobile, it came back, striking hlir.
the wrist and breaking it..
M4ss Geraldine Roberts of Fairfield
the guest of relatives and friends in
Misses Hazel Henry and Anna Del
linger were the guests of Miss Nellie
Henry in Ollie Friday. They were ac
companied home Friday evening by
Miss Henry who Will remain over Sun
day at her parental home in tnis ctly.
Miss Henry is principal of the Ollie
Mrs. Ed Duree of Ollie was In Hed
rick Saturday enroute to Webster.
Several of the teachers are In Des
Moines attending the state teachers'
Miss Ethel Henry is visiting a sister
A. J. Anderson was a Richland
Chas. Cecil is very sick at his home
on Spring street with lung fever.
Mrs. Lee Fleener of Ottumwa was
the guest of her mother, Mrs. Lentner,
L. R. Anderson and son. Bob Rus
sell, of Belle Plalne, and Carl R.
Anderson of Greeley, la., are visiting
at the parental A. J. Anderson home.
Earl Dalgh. who has been employed
as operator at the Union depot, has
accepted a position as operator at
Keitsburg, 111. E. G. Welch has taken
his place here.
Charles Clossen and family have
moved to Ollie where Mr. Clossen has
purchased ft barber shop.
Mrs. M. E. Lambert was in Ollie
W. A. Kitterman and family have
moved to Ottumwa where they will
make their future home.
Barney Beck visited friends in Bur
lington last week.
Mi's. Mllligan of Fremont was the
guest of her. daughter, Mrs. Dickey,
Mrs. M. E. -Lambert arrived home
from Greene. Id., Monday where she
was the guest Of friends.
Wade Kirkpatriek was a passenger
for Martlnsburg Thursday.
Sheriff Grimes, candidate for re-elec
tion, was in Hedrick Thursday.
John Hix is home after a, week's
visit in Bloomfleld.
Mrs. J. H. Riddell, of Lucerne, Mo.,
has returned home after visiting, at
the home of O. E. Linton, 125.
This sale affords an op
portunity to purchase
Dress Good# at
John Hansen, a farmer living near
Hedrick, met with a serious- accident
Friday while enroute to town. His team
becaane frightened at F. H. Tinsley's
automobile and ran away. Mr. Hansen
was riding on the running gears of the
wagon and was thrown to the ground
in 8uchxa way aS to break his arm and
cut a large gash in his head. Mr.
Tlnsley brought him to Hedrick in his
auto and he was taken to Dr. Rex
Henry's office where his wounds were
dressed. He was taken out to his
home and is getting along as well as
can be expected.
NAUGEL.—Sunday, November 6, 1910
at 5 p. m., at the home of his parenti
on Bpone avenue, Everett Naugel.
the a-year-old son of Mr, and Mrs.
Henry Naugel. Death resulted from
Private funeral services were h•
from the residence this morning. Inter
ment was made in the Shaul cemetery.
Oscar E .Taylor and
derson were married Bumiay at 3
o'clock at the home of the groom, 814
South Moore street. The ©pretaony was
performed by Elder O. T. Johnston of
the Church of Christ. .•
Standard Bearers to Meet.
The standard Bearers of the Wlllard.
Street M. E. church will hold their reg
ular monthly meeting with Miss Laura
Hollingsworth, 401 Hamilton street
Tuesday evening at. 7:30 o'clock. All
are invited to attend..
DECRIES EXPENSIVE HATS.
President of State Federation of
Women's Clubs Sees Better Um ,,
Mt. Pleasant, Nov. 7*—in the busi
ness session Saturday of the first dis
trict meeting pf the Iowa Federation
of Women's clubs, Mrs. BJva L4ving
ston of Washington, la., was chosen,
district chairman .to succeed Mrs. Ida
Stapp Blair of Columbus Junction* The*
federation had a two. days' session,
Saturday being the closing day.
The principal address was given by
Mrs. Juli^i* W. Richards pt Waterloo,
president of thp state federation. She
urged the need of legtslfttlon to sup
press the white slave traffic and urged
the delegates to Interview their candi
dates for the'state legislature and im
press upon them the necessity of
She) advised her sisters against ex
travagance in millinery and suggested
that a dollar cut off from their expen
sive hats and Jute hair would go far
toward augmenting the educational
fund which is being used to educate,
Webster City Man Convioted.
Webster City, Nov. 7.—(Special)—
Butler was found guilty of as-:
sault with intent to commit great?
bodily «njury on the person of Foliee
man Y* ng. The penalty for which is
year in the penitentiary. Butler*?
tabbed Young while the latter was at
tempting to arrest him, At a former?,
trial' he was convicted of a more serl-
oiis offseiise and sentenced to five,
years. He served a month when the^
supreme court reversed th* case.
%. SUE ON ACCOUNT.
Joh?i t. f-innerty Is MM* Defendant,
in Petition piled In Dls
-••M trlct Courts
Claiming $613.78- as due on
shipments of potattoesv Webb, Louns
berry & Whorrell have-sited John I.
Fihnerty In district court for the above
sum. The petition was filed this morn
ing. The plaintiffs claim that the?
amount sued for is due on some car.:
lots of potatoes shipped the defend
ant in |908 for wh(ch |fl8.7S,is still'
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