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Wealth Production for Year 1907
Exceeds the Banner Year
Of 190G.
Anmtnl Itrpnrt of See, Wilson Slums
Jinny Improvements Forest I'ro
tuets More Valuable Thnn I1er
(Jonris Itestilts from the
"iMcct Ion of Mcnt.
TahltiR . Nov. 2!. Thn annual re
port of James Wilson, secretary of tho
Jopntmont of ngrlcultuio, wan made
Mibll to-d,i I.i opening he says:
"'t lias been n. year of untoward con
ditions requ ring all tho industry nnd
f-klll of the farmers to grow nn average
;rop. They have struggled not only with
an erratic uunn but with a scarcity of
ulp In nil the States and Territories of
ie t nion
"In the production of crops tho year
IP"" has been pood one to all of tho
peopl as vc!l as to tho .armors. It has
svcr-ihed with the previous five years
nf' r general balancing of pains ami
Irs.'es, A great fall In oats below tho
nvcinge nnd much smaller declines In
wheat, tobacco, hops, flaxseed, and buck
wheat have been countor-balnnced, and
more than that, by Increases above the
average In cotton, hay, bailey, rye, rice
nnd potatoes, This means material com
modities and not tho value placed upon
"No sii"h high aggregate of crop val
ues has ever bofori"!' en reached by
farmers as for the crops of IVYi. In estl
mat ns these, little If any use Is made
of the blph puces before the break In
the latt r part of October. The present
Indl a' n Is that every crop except hops
v '1 rnr It rahly, If not very much, ex
ec d fn vabie the average of the previous
I've year- Extremely larve rates of
pi'n are r.1 - rved for corn, oats, barley,
nc. 1 as l n. potatoes, rice and cot
lion :ce 1 t"'i''0, potatoes, rice and cot
be not in ,my ordinary year In the
case of whe.t, cotton lint, and buck
wi at
"In tV rand total income from h.s
-rops of tl is year the fanner finds hlm
tc't 'n better financial condition than be
fore. He reckons his Income in ten llg
ures an-1 he Is still improving his farm,
buying bom's, lending to his neighbors,
and putting lit money Into the vaults jf
iriGiinsT pnonrcTioN record.
"Wealth production on farms In 1W7, as
expressed In value, transcended the
' Igh Tcord of 10.K1. which was Itself
much above the highest amount before
reached. In arriving at the total the
farm products of tho year are estimated
n value for every detail presented by i
the census and at that point In produc
tion at which they acquire commercial
"Tt-o Brand total for Y.'ll Is $7,412,000,001.
This Ik SUVT.OOO.O'" above the value of IMC,
$1 10.VWOO abovo that of KA", Jl,sr.3"X,
OfO i bovc that of JOT, Jurcfrvwi abovo
that of Wtt, and $2,cr..i,KO above tho
census amount for IfPO.
"A simple series of Index numbers
shows the progress movement of wealth
production by the farmer. The value
of the products in holms taken at
100, the value for W1 stands at 125, for
1901 at 131, for at 131, for 1WG at 143,
and for 1M7 at 157.
"During the last nine years wealth
tstlmated as above explained was
created on farms to the fabulous amount
Of 53,000.000.000.
"Never before W! were tho year's ex
ports nf forest products so valuable as
In th's j.ar. With an Increase, of $lf!,
"Vi.ooo over ...i, the total of these ex
ports ran up to $9o,ooo,0fto, of which $52,.
000.000 was the value of lumber. J22.OO0,
CO naval stores, and $ls,W),v) timber.
"On the other hand, the Imported for
est products were valued at JllSi.OoO.OOO,
mostlv composed of indl.i lubber, valued
at $.7..0O0.000: lumber, valued at $21,000,ijrtt;
dims not Including rubber, valued at
H5.000.fXO wood pulp at $i,fv.wn; and lin
fawel cabinet woods at J,"i.0"f),iirt. The
total Imports of forest products were val
ued at y, ri0.v above the total of jjew,
wh!-h was i. e hJ-het amount hitherto
r ai cd
"The federal meat inspection has
nccn fjreatly extended and improved
under the new law of ,Iune 30, IflOrt,
and is now on a higher plane thaii
fver 1 cfore public ennfldenee, which
was unsettled by the nqltatlon of th
previous year, has been restored. The
Important malters of sanitation of
slaughtering and packing establish
ments, preparation of meats and pro
duets, use of chemicals, preservatives,
etc, and prevention of fraudulent la
beling are now controlled nnd regu
lated, Naturally a very marked Increase
has occurred In this branch of tho
work, as compared with tho preceding
year Inspection was conducted nt "OS
establishments In 1SU cities and towns
during ti c Hscal year 1907, whereas In
ISOfi the nrrespnndlnp totnls wero 1(13
establishments and f8 cities and towns.
Tho number of employes engaged In
meat Inspection July 1, 1900, wns 981;
tm July 1, 1907, this force had been In
creased to 2,200.
"In addition to thn veterinary In
spection thero Is subsequent Inspec
tlon of the meats nnd products, con
nlstlng of on examination by experts
In the curing of meats and a Inborn
lory Inspection to determine the line
terlologleal and chemical condition of
tho finished products. For carrying
on this work laboratories hnve been
established nt New York, Chicago, East
fit Ixiuls, Knnsas City, Omaha, and
Pnn Francisco, As n result of this In
spection more than ono hundred dif
ferent varieties of products which hnd
been In circulation prior to tho new
net were found to ho In conlllct with It.
"Tuherculosls has continued to bo tho
subject of special investigation by tho
bureau of animal Industry. Further
work has confirmed the vlcr that the lo
cation of tuberculosis lesions In the body
Is qulto Independent of tho point nt
which the Infectious material enters, and
Unit the frequency with which tubercu
losis occurs as . lung dlsoas Justifies tho
conclusion that tho hunt Is not always
Infected directly through the air.
"Tho work of tho year also demon
strated that tho commonest moclo for tho
discharge of tubercles U-iclllI from tho
bodies of tuberculous cows Is with tholr
feces, that about 40 per cent, of tho tu
berculous cows that show no outward
symptoms nre expelling and scattering
tubercle bacilli, nnd that tubercle bacilli
parsed with the feces of tuberculous
cows nre actively pathogenic. 'When It
Is loriic In mind how frequently milk
contains cow feces, and that tho per
centage of dairy cows known to bo tuber
culous Is considerable, tho facts present
ed seem to warrant the conclusion that
tuberculous cows nro responsible In a
great measuro for the prevalence of tu
berculosis In the human family,
"Tho examination of sediment taken
from the cream separators of public
creameries throughout the country has
demonstrated tho presence of tuberclo
bacilli In about one-fourth of thj sam
ples, These creameries must he regarded
as nn Important source of tubercular In
fection for the hoge nnd calves that nro
fed upon the separated milk that Is re
turned to the farm from the creamery.
State laws should bo enacted requiring
tho sterilization of all milk and otlvir
products before they are returned by the
creamery to the fanner for use as food
for live stock.
The length of time that tuberclo bacilli
will live and retain thero virulence In
butter under usual market conditions is
nlso being made a subject of Investiga
tion, but tho work has-not proceeded far
enough to give definite results,
The work In t: e hreedlng of American
carriage horses, In cooperation with the
Colorado Experiment Station, Is pro
gressing satisfactorily. During the fiscal
year 11 foals, the progeny of selected
parents, were dropped 2 males and S
females. No additional horses were pur
chased." "The woik in breeding Morgan horses,
which is being carried on In coopera
tion with the Vermont Experiment Sta
tion, has been greatly extended through
tho generosity of a public-spirited citi
zen of Vermont, who donated to the
department a farm of 403 acres near
Middlebury. to be used In these opera
tions. There wcte III the Vermont stud
on July 1, I!i7, 1 stallion, 9 blood mares,
1 two-year-old filly, S younger fillies, and
1 wcmllng colt."
"The economic features of the cream
ery business have received special atten
tion during the past year. Reports were
solicited from creameries with a view
to giving them assistance In their meth
ods of conducting the business. At the
close of the year from 500 to CM cream
eries were reporting monthly. A careful
analysis of these reports shows a heavy
loss to many creameries and to the farm
ers supplying them, owing to lax meth
ods and tho absence of system In keep
ing records. Theso torsos are computed
to be not less than Jo.OOO.OOO a year for
tho entire country. Whenever reports
Indicating defective work are received,
letters are written pointing out tho de
fects and suggesting remedies.
The market Inspection of butter at Chi
cago and New York has been continued
with a view to assisting creameries to
Improve the quality of their product
Large quantities of butter deficient In
quality nre found In these markets.
Wbcn requested by the shipper, the ex
perts of the dairy division examine n
shipment on Its arrival at market nnd
send to him promptly a rollablo report
ns to Its condition and quality. If the
butter is not of Rood quality, they state
what tho defects are and make sugges
tions for overcoming the trouble."
Follower of Ananias.
There hail been a fip;ht on a. street
enr lis the wco stun' hours. The nc::
morning two blue clad servants of tin
Culled Hallways company, the mint
number of policemen ami a cloud o
sable witnesses lined up before .link'.
One loquacious colored goiiilomn
pave bis testimony, which wns ko oln I
ously In opposition to the fact in th
case that the intervention of the Judg
seemed necessary.
"Have you read the Illble?" asko
the judge.
"Yes, sir," briskly responded the r.-l
ness, "I have boon a rludent of t!.
Holy Scriptures ever since I was .
'Did you ever read lit the I'lblo of
character named Ananias';"
"Yes, air, and I have been try Inn t
follow blm and ImlUte bis example I' ,
nigh on to twenty years," tejolnod tl.
"That will do," said the .Indue. "Yi
may step down, U seems to me tli.
S10 and costs will nbout lit this c:ie.'
The witness left the chair, wonderlr
what tho people were all laui;!i!
about. Outside the courtroom lire'
was shed on the personality of tl
Scripture character whom he hnd bee
modestly following. A colored elere;.
man did the Unlit slieddinp: net. r i
tho witness hastened back to eorrc
what he called "tho mistake of an In.
presslon," but the court bad alrend
adjourned. St. I.ouls Cilohe-nonincru'
Witty Lord Longford.
One of the wittiest of our peers 1
hord Longford, nnd be has also earnei
tile reputation of being one of tip
worst dressed in spite of the fact thn
for twenty years be bus been In C.k
Second I.lfo ffiiaids.
Tho story goes that a friend ow
met blm In Ireland garbed in a pair o'
continuations which were not on spoal:
Ine terms with his boots and ehnffe.
blm mercilessly about the "lucid Inter
val" that occurred between them. Hir
"Tommy," as Lord Longford Is Unov.i
to bis intimates, In nowise disconcert
ed, blandly explained that It was ronllj
a matter of high politics.
"You see, my dear fellow, tie
breeches wero iiinde by a tailor who I
n ramriant Oranseman, while the booth
nre the achievement of a I'enlan col.
bier, ho bow can yon expect 'ein to
meet?" London TU-HUh.
Restful Note.
In the midst of exposures, accidents
and the ftouoral crookedness of human
nature It Is a relief to turn to such
hems of contemporary history as the
mention of the famous Ida Lewis, who
has kept a llKbtliouse fifty years and
paved nearly a score of lives, In the
btriiKKle for selfish tain, of which the
dally life of the world seems mainly
made up, It rostores one's faith In the
good In human nature to nolo a life
like this, devoted, at tho cost of person
al sncrlflce, to tho saving and welfare
of other Uvea, Haltlmore Amorlcan.
Tho Secretary of the Navy Asks
for Expenditures of $60,270,.
000 for More Vessels.
Much rlensril w)th Mnrkeil Improve
ment In (he Unlisted Personnel
I.nrnr Number of Ship Jinvr
nder Construction Xrii
Mill) for I'nst Year.
Washington, Dec. 1. Tho annual re
port of V, II, Metcalf, secretary of the
nnvy, was made public to-day. It shows
tbnt during the past year contracts have
Ibeen let for new battleships to the Pore
River Shipbuilding company, tho Dela
ware, nt JI.STT.OOO; and to tho Newport
News .Shipbuilding nnd Dry Dock com
pany, the North Dakota, at S3.0S7.000.
The Delaware will be provided with
Curtis turblno engines, while her sister
ship, tho North Dakota, will be fitted
itn etif ines of the reciprocating type.
New shins nil.lcwl frt i),rt .i,.-t,, n,
past year are: liattleshlps Georgia. '
New Jersey, Rhode island, Virginia, 1
Connecticut, Louisiana, Kansas, Minne
sota, Vermont.
Armored cruisers Tennessee, Washing
ton, St. Louis, .Milwaukee.
The following battleships and arm.
ored cruisers have completed their nre-
nmlnnry contract trials, but have not
been assigned to the fleet:
liattleshlps. Nebraska and Missis
Ipl. Armored cruisers California. South
The following submarines have also
completed their trials, but have not
et been assigned to active service
Cuttlefish, Octopus, Tarantula. Viper.
Of the above list the Nebraska .mil
California are In commission, nnd tho
bouth Dakota and Mississippi should
be ready In the very near future, so
that there will soon be added to the
list of ships definitely assigned to the
fleet two nowerful bnttlcshins and two
effective armored cruisers, with a total
displacement of oS,305 tons.
There nre at present under construc
tion the following vessels:
liattleshlps Idaho, New Hampshire,
Michigan, South Carolina, Delaware,
North Dakota.
,mored cruisers North Carolina, Mon
Scout cruisers Chester, Birmingham,
Torpedo boat destroyers No. 17, No. IS,
No. 10, No. 20, No. 21.
Kleet colliers Vestal, Prometheus.
Of the vessels under construction, 1
battleship, 2 armored cruisers, and
scout cruisers ought to bo In commission
for sea service within tho next six
Tho following contracts for torpedo
boat destroyers have been lot: William
Cramp ,fc Sons Ship nnd Knglne Build
ing Company, two destroyers, at x5,K0.
Hath Iron Works, two ilostioyers, at
J624.000 each; New York Shipbuilding
company, one destroyer, nt i'.l",tn.
The department invites attention to
the continued mark d Improvement of
tile enlisted personnel, both ns icgards
th" general Intelligence of the Indiv.dual
and his nttentlon to duty. The tamest
work of the recruiting service has con
tributed largely to this Improvement,
for the enlistments, rHpecUilly from the
rurnl portions of the country. Indicate
that the young men now obtained are
drawn from a self-respecting nnd most
desirable class, 't is believed that the
present high standard will be maintained,
for the effort of the department Is to
disseminate Information nhont tho navy,
calling especlil attention to the honor
able, remunerative, and satisfactory
career It offers to young men, with its
provision of a fair life Income after re-
tircmen't from active service. It Is also
noted that the records of th past ye,ars
show a gradual and steady giln In the
number of men enlisted, although the
moral, mental, and physlcnl standard
is high, and no applicant Is nccptcd for
the service until he has been subjected
to n most rigorous scrutiny.
While tho number recruited during the
past year Is satisfactory, the present
fiscal year promises to surpass all pre.
vlous years. There were enlisted from
July 1 to Novitiiber 1, 1M7, (I,fiii5, ns
against 4,1M for the first four months
of the preceding fiscal year.
I enrnestly recommend that Congress
authorize, at Its coming session, th
construction of tho following vessels1
Number and class:
Four battleships (of the samo typo
as the Delaware class) to cost
Four scout cruisers (of the samo
type ns the Chester class) to cost $10,
000,000. Ten destroyers (of thn same type ns
those recently contracted for) JS.TiOO,
000. Four submarines (of the same type
as those recommended ns the result of
the recent competitive tests, provided
a more satisfactory type Is not devel
oped In the ir.enntlm") l.ri20,ooo.
One ammunition ship to cost J 1.750.
000. Ono repair ship to cost $2,000,000.
Two mlno-lnylng ships (conversion
nnd equipment for that purpose of two
cruisers now on the navy list) to cost
Four fleet colliers, to cost $7,000,000.
Total, Jdf ,270.000.
A l'eriiiiinent Mnn Needed fur the I'iim.
ulllce Department Detlclt of l!i
Vrnm Stn,fln.1,2'!2.
Washington, !"oc. 1 More up-to-ilato
business methods, a revised system nf
hook-keeplnff and a permnnent official
corresponding to tho agent of a Mr cor
porotlon or the superintendent of a blu
factory to receive a salary of not less
than $10,000 nro tho striking needs of
(Burlington Furniture Company's Customers) is a Great Or
There's where Furniture, Carpet and Stove buyers get the
on earth the real mutual interest store, the real golden
If You Want
to accept the Burlington Fur
niture Co.'s FREE enter
tainment otTer of sending n
complete KUison Phonograph
Outfit, including a dozen of
tho latent records, to your
home on ten days' FREE
trial, fill in the following
coupon nod bring it to our
Phonograph Dept. If you
decide to keep the outfit
we'll arrange the easiest
credit plan you ever heard
of to settle- the bill. If you
decide not to keep it after
the ten divs, notify us and
we will take it back.
niirllntmi I'nrnltnrc Co,,
isn-tsi l'pnrl St.
IMciimp send to mj- address
lirlon one of jour Intent Hdl
tnu riionoRnipliii cMiinplrte
Tvltli one iln?rn records, on
your ten dn' KKI3I3 trial
offer, lrltlinul miy expense to
the postotYlce depnt I nunt, according; '"
the annual report of r,htninst;r-(cner.u
CJeorire von 1.. an-v.- which wns sub
mitted to tin' Pi es ,t This repot t Is
for the tlscal year wM, h ended June 30
Purther than this thero la n leccini-
inendatlon for a Kum.il Increase of sal
ary to officials of the ,1, purtment and an
xtenslon of the pare, Is post to nn ex
tent which will Klve the pi-oplo of this
country the same pmilcKe enjoyed by
thoso of ;t other countries ns to welKht
and postage.
rhe most enrnesi recommendation or
the poitmaster-Keneral, however, Is for
the establishment of postal snvliiK"
hanks. lie Rives two reasons for this;
One, In order to encourage economy and
thilft: the other, In order to afford a
plnoo of deposit free rr,,in any possibil
ity of doubt or surplc l,,n for vast sums
of money which mljrlit otherwise bo
hoarded nnd Kept nut nf circulation
through iRiioranco or i.)rt of conlldenco.
UurlliK tho post llsenl year tho post-
office department sent to European
countries alone $72,lil,71v ti. This money,
says tho report, would nnturnlly hav
been plarec" for safely In t1(! postal sav
ing's banks while it was ncnumiilatlnir.
Hlot mnchlnes for tin. sale of stninps
and postal cards nie also recommend
ed by Mr. Moyer. Tho department Is
now experlmentliiK with tho iiutouintlc
devices to demonstrate tTic-Ir deslr
ablllty. They would do nwny, In nuiny
lington Furniture
about money." Means just what
it says! Pay a little or as much as
you can afford when you can afford
it. Then when you are sick or out
of work Burlington Furniture Co.'s
big-hearted way of doing business
says "don't worry about us we'll
gladly wait for payments till you're
on your feet again!'1 Nuff-Ced..
Third to nearly half off sale
on -every single yard of Carpets,
Rugs, Oil Cloths, Linoleums, Mat-
tings, etc., included.
On Saturday and Monday only, we will give away ab
solutely FREE of charge to each customer opening a new
account at our store a SET OF SILVERWARE, consisting
of 6 Knives, G Forks, 6 Table Spoons, 6 Tea Spoons, 1 Sugar
Shell and 1 Butter Knife. These sets are of Solid Silver
Plate over a fine metal, neatly put up in white silk lined
boxes. The goods are guaranteed by the makers to wear
for ten years. The amount of purchase in order to tako
advantage of the above offer, must be not less than $50.00.
These sets are universally sold at $10.00. We make this
proposition for the benefit of strengthening' our "DON'T
WORRY OLUB." JOIN AT ONCE. The initiation fee is
but little, the dues are but $1.00 per weok, and the bene
fits are great. COME IN AND LET'S TALK IT OVER.
W WjmtW V '"iilffiM 'IV H'fiPiii 'Ml
instances, with (ill-nlKht clorlts nnd
would be ot Kieat convenience to thu
I ubllc. Mure liberal terms to steam
ship lines to carry mull to Souta
American ports are also recommended.
Tho receipts for the lost llscal year
were $1 s:i,.r s r.,(iiri, wuiie me e.M,,-n.n-tures
were $1S0.;3S,2!!. showing il de
ficit of $(1, (I.".;!, '-'S2. There were 3.221
railroad mall routes with n length of
207,237 miles and costlnif J45.11S.S7'-,
thure wero IS2 electric and cable
routes coverliiK C.3II miles nnd cost
ing: $(114,007; there were pneumatic
tube services In Iloston, Philadelphia.
Ilrooltlyn, St. I.ouls and New York.
thero wero 2D2 screen wnRon routes
coverliiK a llttlo over 1,000 miles and
costtm? S1.S1A.6S1; thero were 7.4P5
mnll niessenifer routes covorlni; 5,011
miles nnd costliur Jl,370,"ii9; thero
were 14.97C star routes In operation,
222 steamboat routes and 10 foreign
steamship routes.
itrsi.vnss at ohau
Over ll.OnO.OOO letters found their way
to tho "dead" litter olllco during the
year, but by dint of patlenco and perso-
veinnce on tho part of tho department
olllclals, over S.OOo.OOo of theso wero
traced to tho -writers or senders. In
MienklliK nlKilit fuiud orders Issued by
the depiirtnwnt, of which theio wero 150
lust year, tho report says:
"bw of the most Ingenious schomos
with which tho postofllco department has
ft (i ft H
Co. "don't bother
Hi III ililli 11 J
had to contend was t'.at of a promoter
who would prom.-c no returns for re
nilttames. but "darnl" any ono to send
him ?10 for blind ".nvestmont." The ad
vertisements and civul.irs wero so cun
ningly worded that while they purport.nl
to promise nothing, nnd did not disclose
how tho money was to bo used, yet en
ticingly suggested that the party would
receive $,'0 or more In money within 10
or l!i days from tho time of the invest
ment of the $10. In return for tho money
sent to tho operator tho "Investor" re
ceived a cortltlcato of slock In a mining
corporation, tho vnluo ot which stock
was nt tho tlmo entirely prospective and
speculative and not ot tho current and
actual vnluo of f.10."
I'rnnels ,loeph I'imlile to Hecelte
("niiKrntiilntnry Mestizo,
Vienna, Dec. 1 In order to spare Em
peror Francis Joseph tho fatiguo ni re
ceiving congratulatory deputations to
morrow, nn tho occasion of tho colehra
tlon of the diamond jubilee of his iclgn,
tho diplomatic representatives of the
various countries MgiW their names to
day on a congratulatory register at tho
foreign office.
Thn beginning of the sixtieth year ot
the ivIkii of the Emperor will bo ccle
brnted with tho utmost simplicity In ac
cordance wltli the cxpresscil Ueslio ot
tho Empcror-Klnr.
nization to Join
finest treatment
rule policy. Bur-
V-"Jur i'&X.'tXta?:
Tho greatest lino of Heat- 2&
mi;- StovcH ever displayed
under any one roof,
The line includes all siziM
and styles. Prices ranging
Xow is your greatest op
portunity to put in a
Stoves taken in exchange
with liberal allowanco, bal
ance a little each week.
Special cut In prices for
.Saturday nnd .Monday in
cludes Chamber Suite, Odd
lltireniiN, Chlffonleres, Iron
uuil Urns lied, l'nrlor Suites,
Couelies, ."Morris Chairs, La
dles' riesks, Hook Chim and
Crockery. Our aunrtmfnt !
the finest and the stock the
Gilbert Parker and John of Gaunt.
The homo ot Sir Gilbert Tarkor,
niomber ot th hottpo of commons, mau
of wealth anil ot affairs, of clubs anil
of social life, is a splendid house In
Carlton lloaso terrace, tho most exclu
sive section of tashlonuble London.
Hut for three days of iMery week for
I'rlday. Saturday and Sunday tbo
home of tillliort l'atUcr, author, la ia
i tic of most chamiin;; of nil Eng
lish country houses, an ancient Btono
cottage, surrounded with tloworS and
shrubs and trees, ami, although only
an hour's tide from London, having
all the effect of isolation, so hidden
away it is even from tho nearest
houses. It Is at Homestall, near Grin,
stead, in Sussex.
Hut it Is not only that tills houso
of accessible seclusion Is flno in itself
and its surrotnulliiKs, but that thero la
also tho tn.iglc charm of association,
for it was built by John of Gauut,
ho who was immottallzed by that J
6onoroun line in King lllchnrd II:
"Old John of ("aunt, tlmo honored i
John of Gauut built this stono coN i
tago for uso as a hunting lodge and
country house. The staircases are tho
original ones, and so aro tho Ono old
niuilloned windows, and tho Iron backs .
behind tho fireplaces benr the ancient ',
Lancaster arms.

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