VOL.8. NO. 136.
BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1920.
COX DECLARES LEA G UE
OF NATIONS IS: SUP.
Mercilessly Flays Harding's
Proposal, for Separate
Peace First Duty of
New Administration Will
Be Ratification With Res
ervations Great Crowd
at Dayton to Hear Speech
NO DIRECT TALK
Will Enforce Law Scores
Republicans On Cam
paign Funds Pledges
Heavy Reduction In Fed
eral Taxation Advo
cates Greater Agricultur
al Development Govern
ment Should Regulate
Dayton. ()., Aug. 7. National Democ
racy took on today the battle gauge with
its Republican opponent for America's
greatest politic! prize, the presidency.
With today's formal notification of and
acceptance by Governor James M. Cox of
the Democratic" presidential nomination
voted him at the San Francisco conven
tion July 0 the national campaign was on
between the two dominant parties except
only for similar ceremonies next Monday
at Hyde Park, X. Y., for Franklind D.
Itoosevelt, the Democratic vice-presidential
Democrats by the thousands joined to
day in the ceremony presenting their
leader to the American electorate. All
states, territories and possessions were
represented in the day's program, which
culminated in Governor Cox's address of
acceptance, stating the Democratic cause.
Dayton gave itself over to this its first
presidential notification. A half-holiday
was in force for the ceremony this after
noon at the Montgomery county fair
grounds about a mile from the center of
the city. Marching delegations swept
through the streets with bands playing
long before 1 p. m., the hour set for the
formal parade to the fairgrounds for re
view by Governor Cox and the other
The formal program, at the grounds was
brief, except for the acceptance address
by Governor Cx, which was released for
publication throughout the country at 11
o'clock local time everywhere, and the
notification speech by Senator Robinson
Centre Congregational Church
Kev. II. P. Woodin, D. D, Pastor
Sunday -Aug. 8.
10.30 a. m. Morning service with Fcr
mon by Rev. George E Martin,
1). I)., of Auburndale, Mass
12.00 m. Sunday school.
Christian Science Church .
...First Church of Christ, Scientist,
Sunday services at 10.4.1 a. in. Sub
ject, Spirit. Wednesday evening testi
monial meeting at 7.4.. Reading room
open daily, except Sundays and legal
holidays, from 3 v to 5 o'clock. All
are welcome. Emerson building, El
,: .. M-irn r imr
IN THE CAMP
heading the notification committee by vir
tue of his chairmanship at San Francisco.
J. S. McMahon, local Democratic
leader and close friend of Governor Cox.
was the presiding officer. Mr. Roosevelt,
his wife and daughter, and Chairman
White of the national committee w-re
among the governor's guests for noti
Governor Cox announced last night
that Senator Key Pittman (Nevada), who
passed a long time in Alaska with Chair
man White, is to be in charge of the San
Francisco headquarters of the campaign.
The greatest effort is to be made to carry
California, naturally, anil Senator Pitt
man 'is to devote himself almost exclu
sively to the light there. The campaign
will be aided by the tour of Governor
Cox, and two visits, one early in the cam
paign and one toward the end of the cam
paign, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the vice
Senator T. J. Walsh (Montana), at the
head of the Democratic senatorial cam
paign committee, will pass most of his
time at the Chicago headquarters, it has
been arranged. Chairman White will
make a tour of the country, but will be in
Chicago and New York city from time to
The arrangements are merely tentative
for the campaign plans of Governor Cox
for the next week or ten days, but much
of the time after that, rtp to September 1.
will be spent in Ohio, West Virginia and
Indiana. It may even be that he will
make a speech or two next week.
All the discordant elements of the
Democracy are here, rubbing shoulders
together, seemingly forgetting their differ
ences at San Francisco a month ago.
There appeared to be an air of expediency
inmost of the Democratic minds, a real
ization that they will have to get to
gether if they are to make any sort of a.
showing at the polls.
Senator James A. "Reed (Missouri),
who took an absolute stand against the
league of nations" as President Wilson
brought it back from France, was one of
those who stood around talking with such
administration followers as Thomas II.
Love, Democratic national committeeman
from Texas and leader of the McAdoo
boom at San Francisco.
ABSTRACT OF COX'S
Declares League of Nations Supreme
Issue of Country-r-Declares Him
self a Frse Man.
'DAYTON, O., Aug. 7. Peacrt for
America and the world by this na
tion's entrance into the league of na
tions with "interpretations" not dis
turbing its vital principle was pro
nounced today by Gov. James M. Cox,
the Democratic presidential standard
bearer, as his paramount policy.
In his address here accepting the
Democratic nomination, Governor Cox
militantly championed the league as
proposed by President Wilson, with in
terpretations insuring good faith and
(Continued on Page 3.)
Probably Local Showers Tonight and
Sunday Little Temperature Change.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. The
weather forecast: Local showers prob
ably tonight and Sunday; not much
change in temperature. Light south
and southwest winds.
First Baptist Church
Eev. Clark T. Brownell Pastor.
Sunday, Aug. 8.
10.30 a. m. Morning worship. Ser
mon by Rev. Daniel IL Clare
IX D., pastor of the First Bap
tist church of Worcester, Mass
11.45 a. m. Bible school
7.30 p. m. Social service of prayer
ana praise w u te held in th
. chanel. Subject. Problems o
Recreation in Our Community,
Leader.-Miss Maude E. Thnrhpr-
a group of men from the church
win go to jteausDoro, to conduc
Service at 7.P.0 p. m.
Th Philathen class will hold a food
sale today (at 3 p. m. j
Friday at 7.30 Regular chureh pray -
I ' -r-. i T I k . : . v- t
Two Dcs Lauriers Brothers
Driven Into Swamp in
All Avenues to Swamp Guarded by
, Armed Men Hunt Started by ram-
ily Quarrel in Auto Citizens Give
WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 7. Sur
rounded in. a swamp in Webster, Fred
erick Des Luuriers, and Jules Des Lau
riers, brothers, of Blackstone, are be
ing hunted today by police and civil
ians on a charge of being automobile
bandits who have been operating in
Southern Massachusetts and northern
Rhode Island and Connecticut. Every
road leading from the swamp is guard
ed by armed men and the police have
possession of two automobiles which
were abandoned last . night by the
brothers on the edge of the swamp and
which the police report were being
driven to another city to be sold.
The hunt for the two men resulted
from an attack which Frederick Des
Lauriers made on his wife in one of the
cars as they were entering Webster last
night.; They became involved in an
argument and his wife charges that
her husband tried to forte her from
the car. They entered Webster with
Mrs. Des Lauriers riding on the run
ning board and struggling with her
husband, who was driving. Her yells
and those of their 14-year-old son at
tracted the attention of people all over
town as they sped through the streets,
and soon a train of automobiles was
chasing the two cars.
After passing through the town Des
Lauriers threw his wife and son from
the running board, abandoned the car
in which he was riding and entered the
car which his brother was driving." This
second ear entered the swamp where it
was abandoned and the pursuing
jarties surrounded the two men who
fired several shots at them as they
made their way into' the darkness.
GET $3,633,375 IN DIVIDENDS.
New High Mark of Profits for Fall
River Textile Industries.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 7.
Stockholders in local textile plants
have received a total of $$3,033,375 in
dividends, during the past quarter, ac
cording to figures announced today.
This is an average of more than 10
per cent of the total capitalization and
is said to establish a new high mark
in the industry here.
John Galsworthy, the famous novel
ist and dramatist, was once a keen
sportsman, but for many years he has
never touched a gun. Watching a dy
ing bird one day, he suddenly found
sport ugly, and gave it up forever.
Methodist Episcopal Church
Rev. R. A. Nunn, Pastor.
''wTh4 :r 'f ill 't
Sunday Aug. 8.
10.30 a.-m. Morningl worship with
sermon by vRev. Walter R. Dav
enport, district superintendent.
12.00 m. Sunday school. . '
Evening service withdrawn.
1 Friday at 7.30 p. m. Regular prayer
I T U IJ
LEAVE FOR MUSTER
Two Missed Train and Make Hurried
Trip by Automobile to Grenfild
Rostr of Company-1.
The several companies of the Ver
mont National Guard left their re
spective towns and cities ; this morn
ing for the two-weeks' muster at Camp
Devens, where Maj. Cowan of Rutland
will be in command of the reginient.
Company I of Brattleboro left on the
3.5;1 train by way of Greenfield, in a
coach and combination car. The boys
were fitted out in their quarters in the
Barber building yesterday afternoon
and last evening with uniforms which
arrived yesterday. Two members who
arrived too late to board the train
were taken to Greenfield on a flying
trip by automobile. Following is the
roster of the Brattleboro company of
G9 men, including officers: .
Captain Roy B. Miner.
1st lieutenant Charles A. E. Good
2d lieutenant Edward C. Vail.
1st sergeant James II. Bastian.
Mess sergeant Clarence E. Shaw.
Supply sergeant George IL Lane.
Sergeants Alexander J. Exner, Ed
ward J. Ouger, Frederick W. Ryan.
Corporals John II. Carpenter, Wil
liam 11. Cudwoith, Theodore E. Gus
tafson, John J. Kilderry, Sanford A.
Cooks Richard G. Chamberlain,
Howard A. Daniels.
Mechanic George F. Stevens.
Bugler Edwin F. Lindsey.
First class privates Byron S. Ains
worth. Earl A. Barnard, Joseph II.
Brouillette, Daniel F. Curtin. William
E. Dolan, Clyde W. Falby, Charles C.
Gay, WJebster II.. Gay, Clarence P.
Goodwin, Robert A. Manley, Sampson
F. Metz, Arthur O. Romprev, Raymond
W. Walston. Charles G. Wells.
Privates Clifton W. Adams, Wil
liam J. Adams,' Bertram P. Akley, John
H. Anderson. Mark L. At wood, Charles
T. Barnes. Edward A- Beaudry, Ber
nard M. Cavanaugh, James E. Desso,
Earl A. Falby. William M. Fitch. John
A. Gadway, Sylva A. Gagner, Forrest
L. Grapes. Carl II. Hardy, Nelson M.
Hill, William Holt, Fred V. Johnson,
Howard C. LeDuke, John B, Manley,
John J. Manning. Thomas M. Manning,
Joseph E. Martell, Edward J. Morris
sea n, Edgar R. Moreton, Edward M.
O'Connor, Anthony J. Ouger, Joseph II.
I'ratt. Henrv E. Renaml, Fred 1). Sar
gent, Ralph S. Shaw, Raymond S. Ship
pee, Clarence F. Stevens, Thomas F.
Tier, William F. Warren, Robert 1
Whitney, Alfred Wojehick.
RUNS ASHORE IN FOG
Had Been Used by Lipton and Belongs
to Armour Man Yacht Leak
YORK. Me.. Auc. 7. The yacht Vic
toria, 'owned by a Miss Adams of Mar-
blehead, Mass., went ashore on lork
ledge, four miles offshore, in a heavy
foe rodav. The members of the party
are being landed at York Harbor in
the vacht tenders.
Is Leaking Badly.
PORTSMOUTH. N. IL. Aug. 7 A
wireless messace to the naval communi
cation station here today reported the
yacht Victoria pounding on York
"ledge off York Beach, Me., leaking
badlv. A tug has been sent out trom
here to give assistance.
Owner Was on Cruise.
NEW YORK, Aug. 7. The steam
yacht Victoria chartered by Sir Thom
as Lipton for the international yacht
races was surrendered by him Aug. 1
and sailed for Montreal .Mommy, fete
is owned bv Arthur Meeker of Armour
Kr. rv of Chicntro. Mr. Meeker and a
partv of friends were aboard the Vic
toria when she left New York for a
cruize along the north Atlantic coast.
CALL OFF STRIKE
Three Men Killed and a Dozen Injured
Last Night Soldiers
DENVER. Col.. Auk. 7 Two hundred
soldiers arrived here early today to main
tain order just as leaders of the tramway
men's union voted to recommend calling
oft" the street carmen's strike which has
been followed bv two days of violence re
sulting in the death of three men and the
wounding of a dozen persons last night.
The tramway men were to meet at 0
o'clock this morning to take a vote on
the recommendation of their executive
Red Mens Hall
At . the request of many there will
be a dance in Red Men's hall every
Saturday night until further notice.
Monday, Aug. 9, a 8 p. m. Special
meeting of Pocahontas council, D. of
P. Business of importance is to come
before the council and a large attend
ance is desired. '
Tuesday, Aug. 10 Columbian lodge,
No. oG, stated communication.
Thursday, Aug. 12. Fort Hummer
chapter, No. 12, stated convocation.
Odd Fellows Temple
.'Tuesday evening Regular meeting
' of Dennis Rebekah lodge.
TO ARTHUR PEASE
Was Seen in Railroad Yard
CROSSED RIVER TO
Telephone Message at Noon Today Lo
cates Man of Same Description in
Winchester, N. H. Brother Starts
by Automobile for Further Search.
' A defintc clew concerning Arthur B.
Pease, an advertising compositor in the
Reformer office, who disappeared last
Tuesday, was brought to light last night
through the publication in The Reformer
yesterday of the ;tory of his disappear
ance, and another important clew came to
The Reformer by telephone this morning.
When William Bojce, checking clerk
in the freight office, read the story he re
called that he saw Mr. Peas, whom he
knew positively, in the freight yard,
Tuesday afternoon, the day of his disap
pearance. Mr. Boyce was in the yard
checking cars, w hen he saw Mr. Pease on
the Central Vermont track, near the Ver
non street highway. Mr. Boyce spoke to
him but received no answer, Mr. Pease
simply staring at him as he has done at
others of late. This was about half a mile
below the union station.
Mr. Boyce caught a ride back on an
engine, passing close to Mr. Pease, who
was then near the Boston & Maine track
on the east side of the yard, standing on
the edge of the embankment and looking
down toward the river. This was about
This morning Mr. Pease's brother,
Iloyston Peas of Chicago, who came to
his home in Hyde Park a few days ago
and thence to Brattleboro ami has since
len making a search, interviewed Mr.
Boyce, also wme unction men who were
working in the yard. The section men
said they saw a man answering the de
scription of Mr. Pease Tuesday after
noon, and one of them noticed that he
acted peculiarly and called another sec
tion man's attention to the fact. He de
scribed Mr. Pease accurately, saying he
was thin, wore glasses without rims, a
blue suit and a straw hat. When shown
a photograph of Mr. Pease hf said he was
positive that was the man. He said Mr.
Pease walked down to the Boston &
Maine railroad .bridge a mile below here
and crossed the river on the bridge.
With this clew and with other informa
tion which he obtained yesterday, Iloy
ston Pease was preparing this noon to
start down the Hinsdale road by automo
bile when a message came by telephone
that a man answering the description of
Mr. Pease exactly, except that he wore a
pair of heavy gloves, called at Harry
Holmes's jewelry store in Winchester, N.
II., yesterday afternoon to have his watch
repaired. Mr. Holmes told the man that
nothing was the matter with the watch,
but the man insisted on leaving it and
said he would return for it this .after
noon. Iloyston Pease left here hopeful
that these clews would result in locating
During his search yesterday in Win
chester and Kecnc Hoy stone Pease
learned, that a man dressed as his brother
had been seen about G o'clock Tues
day afternoon sitting on a culvert about
three miles north of Winchester and smok
ing a cigaret. The driver of the W'inehes-ter-Kcenc
jitney met such a man in the
road on the trip to Winchester, and on
the return trip the driver and passengers
saw the man sitting on the culvert. One
of the passengers, a woman who lives be
tween the culvert and Keene, positively
identified him by a photograph. ' Later in
the evening a woman who lives between
the culvert and Winchester saw him going
toward, AVinchester. .
Panzi Cannot Io Business In That
State at Present State Au
MANCHESTER, N. IL Aug. 7. State
Insurance Commissisoner John Donahue
today notified Joseph Bruno, local agent
of Charles Ponzi's Securities Exchange
company, that he must not reopen the
branch oiiice here next Monday. Al
though Bruno had announced that he had
been directed by the Ponzi headquarters
in Boston to resume on that day, be said
after a conference with the commissioner
that he would keep the local office closed
until th conclusions of the investigation
Commissioner Donahue-: acted under a
state law- requiring business concerns
from other states operating in New
Hampshire to obtain a license from the
insurance commissioners. Arrests will
follow any attempt on the part of Ponzi's
agents to resume operations in this state
until after the Boston investigation is
completed, Mr. Donahue said, in discus
sing his action;
SUDDEN DEATH OF
" MISS LENA YOUNG
Stricken with Cerebral . Hemorrhage
While Visiting Her Brothers in
Brooklyn Funetal Monday.
Miss Lena Marion Young, 32, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. .William (). Young
of 102 High street, died yesterday about
noon in Brooklyn, N. Y., in the home of
her brother, Leon F. Young, where she
went to visit July 2G. Death resulted
from cerebral hemorrhage. Miss Young,
who was haying a -yacation of three
weeks from her work in the Holstein
Friesian Register Co.'s office and had
gone to Brooklyn to yisit her brothers,
Leon F. Young and Bert J. Young, appar
ently was in her usual health when she
left here, although she complained of a
pain in the back of her head the Sunday
evening before. While in Brooklyn she
had not been feeling well and had called
a physician several . times, but did not
think it necessary to notify her parents.
Her illness was attributed to nervousness
and to being tired, but her death was un
expected. The body arrived here this morning on
the S.40 train from New York, accompa
nied by Mr. and Mrs. Leon F. Young.
Her other brother arrived here on the
early train this morning. The funeral
will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock
in St. Michael's Roman Catholic church
and the burial will take place in' St.
Michael's Roman Catholic cemetery.
Miss Young was born in Brattleboro,
Sept. 11, 1SSS, and always lived here.
She attended the Parochial school and
graduated from the Brattleboro high
school in 10OS. In February, 1011, she
took a position in the Holstein-Friesian
Register Co.'s office as pedigree editor and
typist, which position she held at the time
of her death. She was a valued employe,
was efficient and conscientious in her
work, and was exceptionally dependable.
She made many friends by her sunny dis
position. She was a member or the Ladies' Cath
olic Benevolent assoication and was at
one time secretary of the society, and was
secretary of the Sodality f the Blessed
Virgin Mary, which office she had held
Besides her parents and two brothers,
she leaves one sister, Miss Sadie E.
Young of Brattleboro.
BY LEGION POST
Thirteen Elected at Special Meeting to
Attend State Convention Post
Has 300 Paid-Up Members.
Brattleboro post of the American Le
gion held a special meeting last night to
elect delegates and alternates to attend
the state convention in IJarre, Aug. 30 and
31, when state officers will be elected.
Each post is entitled to one delegate as
a post and one for every 23 paid-up mem
bers of major fraction of 25. Brattleboro
post has 3M) paid-up members, so it is en
titled to 13 delegates.
These delegates were elected: Pearl T.
Clapp, Jacob Estey, Raymond Jj. Brown,
Laurence Sherman, George Lane, Capt. E.
W. Gibson, Hermon Brooks, Joseph Ea
tey, Alphonse Ratte, Edward Strong, W.
H. Smith, Harold Mason and Leon I.
Alternates elected were John Fowler,
Arthur Clapp, Frank Philbrick, John
Aher, Roy B. Miner, Frank Dunlevy, Paul
Chase, Sampson Metz. Dr. Thomas Rice,
Robert Fitts, Harold Shea, Errol Richard
son and Miss Kathleen Long.
Jacob Estey was designated as the
Brattleboro member of the committee on
STOCK AND CROPS
TO BE DISPOSED OF
Bradley Herd of Guernseys to Be Sold
by Auction or Private Sale
Farm naving Been Sold.
Having sold the section of the Bradley
farm lying west of Putney road to the
Windham County Co-operative Milk Pro
ducers, Inc.. J. Dorr Bradley of Chicago
has decided to dispose of his herd of
Guernsey cattle, and he will have an auc
tion sale in September unless the animals
are sold in private sale before then.
There are about 80 head of grade Guern
seys at the farm, supplying high grade
milk for milk routes in- the village. v -
There arg also on the farm eight acres
of oats, lu to 20 acres of field corn and
10 to 12 acres of ensilage corn, which will
be sold standing, cither at private sale or
L. J. Stock well, who carries on the
farm for Mr. Bradley, will remain on the
place until the crops and stock are dis
posed of. He has made.no plans beyond
that.v Mr. . Bradley left yesterday for
CHAS. H. THOMPSON
OPENS NEW OFFICE
Cards Announce Marriage in June of
Former Brattleboro Man to .Miss
Nelson of Montpelier
- - -
Charles II. Thompson, is understood to
have opened an office at Hyde Park
where he is connected with the Asbes
tos Corporation' of America which
lately put through a purchase of a
tract of land 'in the Eden section to go
with, its holding. Surveyors are at
work making a survey for a pole line
from Richford to Eden. Mr. Thompson
is accompanied by his wife, who was
Miss Elizabeth .Nelson of this city,
they having been married in June ac
cording to cards received here. It is re
ported that Mr. Thompson is contem
plating opening an office in Burlington.
Report for Village Consid
ered as Reasonably
WHOLE TOWN MAY
SHOW OVER 8,100
Western Avenue West of Crosby Street
and Sections of West Brattleboro
Built Up in Fast Decade Believed
Tovm Will Bank Fifth In State.
Announcement in yesterday's Ee
former that Brattleboro village had
shown a growth of 12.4 per cent dur
ing the past 10 years, according to the
United States census of 1920, having
a present population of 7,324 compared
with 6,517 in. 1910, was the subject of
much comment last evening and today.
The general feeling is that th figures
are probably as accurate as could be
expected, although it is generally be
lieved that if a count of the Tillage
could be made today it would show
several hundred more persons.
Speculation as to the population fig
ures for the entire town point to the
belief that the section outside the vil
lage is likely to show as much growth
as the incorporated district, due to the
fact that the Western avenue section
west of Crosby street, all of which is
outside the village limits, and portions
of West Brattleboro have been consid
erably developed within the past ten
years. In 1910 the population outside
the village was 1,024 and if its per
centage of growth were the same as
the village the 1920 figures for the out
side section, would be approximately
1.150, making the town's total popula
tion just short of 8,500. Persons who
are in a position to judge accurately;
say that this total is a conservative es
timate of the town's population at thn
present time; in fact, some are of the
opinion that 9,000 is nearer an accur
In 1910 Brattleboro ranked seventh
among the cities and towns of . the
state,, being behind Burlington, Jut
land, Barre, Bennington, St. Johnsbury
and Montpclier. On the basis of this
year's figures, however, Brattleboro
probably will rank fifth, going ahead
of St. Johnsbury and Montpeleir.
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FOUR WOMEN FILE
Come from Wilmington, Dover, Putney
and Brattleboro One Asks Decree .
of Govftrnment Funds.
Four more divorce petitions have
leen brought in the Windham county
court, for the September term.
Elsie Louise Poupart of Wilmington
seeks divorce from Alfred L. Poupart
on grounds of intolerable severity, ne
glect and refusal to support. They
were married in Parmington, Me., Dec.
7, 1899, and have not lived together
for two years, the petition states.
Mary K. (Davidson) Pease of Dover
brings a petition against Warren I. :
Pease, alleging intolerable severity,
neglect and refusal to support. They
were married in Wilmington Nov. ,
1SS2. Mrs. Pease says her husband is
receiving above his wages, $20 a month
from the government as a result of the
death of their son. Merrill E. Peas,
which she says ought to be paid to her,
and she asks that the money be decreed
to her. She also says Mr. Pease has a
small farm, three acres, in Dover, which
ought to be decreed to her.
Eleanor F. Tarker of Putney has
filed a petition for divorce from Elmer
J. Parker. They were married Dec.
29, 1913. Desertion July 1, 1919., and
intolerable severity, neglect and re
fusal to support are the grounds al
Jennie Si Holligan of Brattleboro
asks for a divorce from Joseph R. Hol
ligan. Wilful desertion Jan. 1, 1912,
intolerable severity, neglect and re
fusal to support are alleged. They were
married Feb. 21, 1910.
GREAT RUSH FOR "
Senator Harding May Address Two Del
egations on Same Day Arrang- .,
ing More Talks. ;'
MARION, 1U Aug. 7 Although more
than a score of delegations had been
booked for front porch dates during Aug
ust end September Senator Harding and
hi advisors conferred today to arrange
for the reception of still other Republican
organizations who hae asked for appoint
ments. It was said that more front
porch speaking engagements mi(tht be an
nounced soon and that it might be ar
ranged in some cases for two delegation
to visit the nominee on the same day..
More women than men have regis
tered to vote in the next election in
Wichita, Kans. ,
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