THE RICE BELT JOURNAL
WELSH PTG. CO., LTD., Pubs.
A Baltimore eugenist demands in
telligence in love. Impossible!
Have a care for your health. Don't
fool with a cold or monkey with a N
New York has a dog wearing ear- g
rings. Probably the property of some
of the $100 tippers.
Our idea of ultimate waste of money
is buying a $20 corset because it gives
an uncorseted effect
A New York theatrical manager
wants a "married chorus." Most of
them are-many times.
There is grave danger that inex- e
perienced young China will fall into
the hands of loan sharks. U
A man in Vienna collapsed when he 8
learned that he had won $3,000 on a 1
horse race. At that, he was justified. v
Statistics show that there are only t
6,534 divorced women in the United a
States. Where can they all have gone? c
An Indian man got his first shave
at the age of one hundred-a close 1
shave to come within the century
Having read "Years of Discretion."
the son of the author-proved that he
hadn't reached them by marrying at
It is now announced that the Eng
-lish sparrow is fine for food. Watch
the market price of sparrows go up
from now on.
Odd eyes are all the style in Lon
don town nowadays. One of the so
ciety leaders must have engaged in
a flisticuff argument.
The price of silver spoons has ad
*vanced ten per cent. Probably so
many babies won't be born with them
in their mouths now.
A Cincinnati man employs his dog
to qwaken him in the morning. Lucty
man! Many of us remain awake all
night from a like cause.
There's a man in New York who
says he can' sing 6,000 old songs. It's
a safe statement. He'll never find a
body to hear him through.
A coon was killed in an Atlantic
City hotel. Probably coon hunting
will now be taken up as a midwinter
diversion by the smart set.
A Cincinnati physician has invented
a machine that will do ones breathing
automatically. Now will become a
reality the man who is too lazy to
Women are attending court in Kan
sas City these days to learn how the
law is administered. Perhaps they
want to get a set of precedents for
Sir George Blrdwood comes to bat
with the advice that to become an oc
togenarian, like himself, none need
worry about his health. Most people
don't-while they have it
Kansas City has discovered that
very few married men are in its char
itable institutions. It may be an
unjust* inference that the married
men are being supported by their
A new nickel is to be minted. There
may be the usual criticisms upon the
new design, but to the large majority
it is not the design, but the
quality of nickels which holds vital
A laborer in a Connecticut town re
cently dug up an iron pot filled with
pieces o' eight. Must have been buried
by a salesman of wooden nutmegs.
One indignant mother says that she
does not Wish her children taught pot
tery in schools, as that is what ails
friend husband, who does nothinlg but
A bill has been introduced at Wash.
ington demanding that imitation beer
be labeled. Still, there are those who
hold that a man who can't tell the
real from the imitation doesn't d
OGerman scientists declare thata
man of fifty is at his best, physically
and mentally. It is a little belated,
but as another knock at the Oslerian
theory, it will receive one of the oc
dial welcomes of the season.
The naval practice of shuttlng up
chickens in the turret of the Kath
dGn and then firting big pas at it is a
highly cumbrous way of killing chick.
eas. It recalls the proverbial "fir.
lug cannon at anipes in a high wind."
Some toys are so expenasive that it
bs more economical to set the children
up nto bousaekeeplag and raIlroading
than to buy the imitation articles.
Betwen the peace assembles and
war prepratluos the poorov eof
San, wants to anow where it Is at
b.The uasian uatloaat Soattoq fand
iso ver a millon ad a halt. The re
Z fSte rom this Mgi amount are in
sipht St view litrally in the
NEWS OF LOUISIANA
AGRICULTURAL EXPERT LEC- W
TURES AT CONFERENCE. r
GIVES COMPARISON. le
MACHINERY IS GOOD SIGN he
State's Investment in Farm Imple- pr
ments Only $200 Per Farm ea
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge.-Prof. J. B. Davidson,
of the agricultural engineering depart
ment, Iowa State College, lectured to
a joint meeting of the Farmers' Con
ference, and the parish superintend
ents of education.
He brought out the influence of the a
use of farm machinery in increasing
the efficiency of farm labor. lie B
showed how the production per farm
laborer was correlated with the de- Fi
veloprnent of labor-saving machines
on the farm, giving statistics showing
that the states that had the largest n
amount of money invested in farm ma
chinery, had the largest income Der 1i
farm worker. In some of the North W
Central states the income per farm '
laborer was from $600 to $750, and the st
investment per capita was over $200.
In Louisiana the investment was a
little more than $200. He said he
called attention to this not for the
purpose of holding up Iowa as being ti
better, but to enforce the illustration n
of the value of the use of farm ma- o
He also dwelt upon the influence of
farm machinery in improving the
quality of labor. While the farms of C
the North were selling for twice the '
price of our lands, and the farmers
paying nearly twice as much for labor, o
they were able to compete with us
only because of the increased effi- n
ciency through the use of farm ma
At a well-attended meeting of holl- p
a culturists from the entire state, the
State Horticultural Society was reor
ganised at Garig Hall. This society
I will affiliate with the Louisiana Agri- t
r cultural Association and the constitu- a
i tion was amended to that effect. c
FORRESTERS IN CONVENTION
a Harry E. Hardtner Is President-Op
pose Change of Jurisdiction.
C Western Newspaper Union News Servile.
Baton Rouge.-The Louisiana For
r &stry Association concluded its meet
ing by electing the following officers: 4
Henry E. Hardner, Urania, president; I
W. O. Hart, New Orleans, vice presi- I
dent; M. L. Alexander, New Orleans, <
vice president; Mrs. Agnes Brown I
Avery, Shreveport, secretary-treasurer.
Executive Committee - Prof. J. G.
Lee, chairman; H. T. Gamble, New Or
leans; Fred J. Grace, Baton Rouge,
SFirst District, Albert Estopinal, Jr.,
St. Bernard; Second District, J. A.
Dayries, New Orleans; Third District,
t A. T. Garaus; Fourth District, W. A.
. Glassell, Shreveport; Fifth District,
d Joe Ranadell, Lake Providence; Sixth
e District, W. H. Sullivan, Bogalusa;
Seventh District, Sam T. Woodring;
Eighth District, S. J. Carpenter, Winn
The Louisiana delegation were ask
S ed to secure an additional appropria
i tion for the protection of water sheds
r at the head waters of the navigable
streams. The association went on rec
ord as opposing turning public forests
e to the states, as asked by vested in
- terests, as it was the first step in the
Smonopoly of the public resources. A
copy of the resolutions will be sent to
S Report Cases of Meningitis.
h New Roads.-Cerebro spinal menin
4 gitis is prevalent at Oscar, La., eight
miles from here, on the plantation of
E. P. Major. Dr. L. E. Bergeron, of
oe Oscar, discovered the disease at that
t- place. No death has thus far been re
is ported. Dr. R. C. Claiborne, president
3t of the Pointe Coupee board of health
has made his report to the state
board of health on all the cases dis
h- covered in this parish. About 40 miles
or from this place, at Morley, a little
1o town on the main line of the Texas
le and Pacific railway, several cases have
Orange Crop Report Good.
Lake Charles.-The orange crop of
Cameron parish this season has been
the best of many years. Boats are still
Sbringing hundreds of barrels here for
th.e inarket, while several schooner
load have been taken to Galveston
Swithin the past few weeks. The groves
are said to be yielding more and more
a every year, and it is said that plans
k are now being made to interest a
l. large Northern syndicate in orange
L' cultrue In Cameron parish.
It Would Change Taxing Value.
an Sihreveport.-News comes from Alex
ES andria that the 32 asuessors of the
state in session there, agreed on 50
per cent as the proper valuation upon
d which to base asessments for the cur
r rt ear, with the exception of homes
o by bona fide owneas, for
t. which k per cent basis is suggested.
This plan is recommended for general
adoption by country parilses and
Sthere is said to be little doubt that it
Sput into etffect It will materially in
Orease the public resources
CO.3TOR DOWLING LECTURES
President of State Bcafd Say.s Quar.
antine Is not Preventative.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge. - Dr. Oscar Dowling,
president of the state board of health,
lectured to the farmers' demonstra
tion conference last week on the sub
ject of education as essential to
health. He told of the meningitis situ
ation and explained that quarantine
regulations would not accomplish the
prevention of the spread of the dis
ease. Sanitary measures are most ef
fective. The germs are carried in the
nose and upper throat and a person
may be a carrier of the disease without
becoming sick with it. That the car
rier might cough or sneeze and expel
the germs where they would be taken t
up by a susceptible person. He ex
plained in detail how it was neces
sary to come in contact with a patient
or material expelled by a patient or
e a carrier.
e BEHRMAN DELIVERS LECTURE
nl ----- ii
e- Fruit Jobbers Held Convention in New i
!s Orleans Last Week.
St Western Newspaper Union News Service
a- New Orleans.-Mayor Behrman de
livered the address of welcome last
week at the opening of the 1913 con
n vention of Western Fruit Jobbers' As
e sociation. The main banquet hall of
the St. Charles hotel was crowded to
a verflowing when Robert H. Penning
e ton, president with headquarters at
e Evansville, Ind., called the conveintion
to order and Introduced Mayor Behr
man. Rev. Dr. E. W. Hunter, rector
a- of St. Anna's church delivered the In
of President Pennington announced
le that because of illness Governor Hall
of could not speak. Mayor Behrman
was then introduced. The mayor re
rs ferred to delegates as an association
>r, of practical business men, whose
a scope, purpose and usefulness have
fi- made it one of the most influential
La- and important factors to the body
commercial of this country and to the
11- particular interest it primarily serves.
Electorial Vote Cast.
ty Baton Rouge.-The presidential elec
-. tors for Louisiana for Woodrow Wil
tu- son and Thomas R. Marshall, for presi
dent and vice president of the United
States, elected Allen Sholars, of Mon
roe, as messenger, to carry the vote of
Louisiana to the electoral college. The
presidential electors present were: J.
)p. P. Parker, Edward Rightor, J. C. Hen.
riques, S. H. James, W. H. Story ani
J. W. Jeffrion.
or- Fisherman Fired Upon.
et- New Roads.-C. C. Johnson, a fish
'5: erman of this place, while out seining
it; in False River with his men at or near
si- the place commonly known as the dis
as, charge, was fired at several times by
wn an unknown party from the shore. Mr.
er. Johnson was about to have his seine
G. dropped when the water around him
3r- was riddled with bullets. It was at this
ge, spot that the body of a new born baby
was found some months ago.
A. Plant Does Good Business.
ct, Baton Rouge.-One .hundred thous
A and cans of black berries, 25,000 cans
Ict, of tomatoes, 140,000 cans of sweet pota.
cth toes. Such is the record for a local
;a; factory for the year justoclosed, show
ig; ing what this plant means to Baton
n- Rouge. The company of New Orleans,
which made such a success during the
sk- past year of the canning plant, paid
'a- out to the farmers and laborers during
!ds 1912, $10,500.
ec- Convicts Are Returned.
sts Natchitoches.-The state authorities
in- have removed the convicts from here
ihe in accordance with the decision of the
A police jury and abandoned road build
to ing by this 'system. The parish au.
thorities have taken charge of the
mules, machinery and tools, represent
ing a valuation of about $18,000 and
lin- placed same in the hands of a keeper,
:ht pending a decision on future opera
of tions i road building.
iat Railroad Men Injured.
re Alexandria. - Leon Bracken ana
ent Charlie Martin, two section hands em
Ith ployed on the Rock Island railroad,
ate were seriously injured in the yards
us- here. They were returning on a
les switch engine from replacing a derail.
tle ed box car. The engine ran into a box
xas car, jamming the two men so badly
ave that Bracken had both legs broken
and Martin one leg. They are in the
of Boy Hunter Accidentally Shot.
een New Iberia.-While hunting with
itill his friend, Daniel Dugas, and a negro
for boy, Paul Mischke, a white boy about
ner 10 years old, was accidentally shot in
ton the leg. Both companions were badly
ves frightened and each denies repsonsi
ore bility and charges the other with hav
ans ing discharged the gun. The Mischke
a boy is suffering from 'the effects of
nge amputation of his leg rendered neces.
sary by the accident.
New Road li Planned.
lex- Napoleonivlle.-FPollowing an address
the here by former Governor Jared Y. San
50 ders at a mass meeting in the parish
pon courthouse, largely attended by reproe
cr- sentative interests from all over the
mes parish, the Assumption parish police
or jury adopted a resolution offered by
ted. A. A. Aucion, member from the Second
eral ward, requesting the state board of
and engineers of the highway department
It if to lay out a state highway from the
in-line of Ascension parish along Bayou
Lafourche to the faiforuche pariah l-_e
BIG SHOW CERTAIN
WILSON'S SIMPLICITY DESIRE 0
WILL NOT SPOIL INAUGURAL c
BIG PARADE ALWAYS PROPER P
President-Elect's Hint That He Would 4
Like to Walk to Capitol Stirs Up
Discussion-Must Consider Taft's
By GEORGE CLINTON.
Washington.--""Make the inaugura- t
tion ceremonies as simple as possi- c
ble," is the request of President-elect E
Woodrow Wilson. .
"Make the inauguration ceremonies t
worthy in dignity and display of the I
great victory of the Democracy," is15
the dictum of most of the Democratic t
leaders in Washington..
The local inauguration commftee i
has been appointed and has gone to t
its work energetically. It is not un- 1
derstood that Mr. Wilson's request for
simplicity means that he does not
wish to have a huge parade. Parades
the promoters of big inaugural events
say, are representative of the people,
enjoyed by the people and are in
every way eminently proper. So it is
that while the actual inducting into
office and part of the ceremonies in
which the president-elect has a per
sonal place may be extremely simple.
it can be taken for granted that there
will be a "big show" in Washington on
March 4, perhaps the biggest show
ever presented to the eyes of the
capital residents and of their visitors
I from a distance.
One of the agitating questions just
now is whether 'or not there is any
likelihood that Mr. Wilson will carry
out a half-hint he has made that he
would like to walk from the executive
mansion to the capitol where the cer
emonies of taking the oath and of de
, livering the inaugural address take
Would Break All Precedent.
If Mr. Wilson should walk from the
White House to the capitol he would
break all presidential precedents of
inauguration days. Even Thomas Jef
ferson, whose course on the occasion
of his oath-taking is always referred
to as the acme of simplicity, rode on
horseback to the capitol, though vir
tually unattended. It may be said that
the streets of Washington in Jeffer
son's day, certainly the middles of
them, were in such condition that no
man, president or other, could walk
far without becoming stuck boot-deep
in the mud.
Gov. William Sulzer, who took the
oath of office as chief executive of
g New York state on January 1, broke
.r a state precedent by walking from the
executive mansion to the capitol, but
y that walk was only a short one, the
r. day was perfect and the outgoing gov
e ernor, Mr. Dix, who had to accompany
n his successor to the capitol, was per
fs ectly willing to walk with him. It is
y not supposed in Washington that Mr.
Wilson had Mr. Sulzer's precedent in
mind when he hinted that he might
like to walk from the White House
to the capitol, for it is not customary
for a president to take example of a
governor, but it is believed that the
president-elect really has a desire to
1 make the walk to the capitol it it can
Sbe done without having it appear that
She is straining after An effect of Dem
, ocratic simplicity and thereby will
e overdo the thing and bring it pos
d sibly to the border of ridicule.
g Mr. Taft Must Be Considered.
When the president-elect starts
from the White House to go to the
capitol he will be accompanied by the
,s president of the United States, for
e Mr. Wilson will not be president un
e til after he has reached the big legis
- lative building on the hill and has
. taken the oath of office. The question
Sis, therefore, would it be proper for
- Mr. Wilson in the capacity of presi
d dent-elect to insist that Mr. Taft in
Sthe capacity of real president should
walk the mile and a third along Penn
sylvania avenue to the capitol under
weather conditions which are very
likely to be bad.
Mr. Taft is a big man physically, but
LQ contrary to general belief on the sub
Sject he is' a good deal of a walker. It
can be taken for granted that if Mr.
SWilson actually shall request Mr. Taft
a to walk the mile and a third with him
l he will acquiesce, but it may be that
x In advance some one Will' suggest to
l the president-elect that the president
n would prefer that the request be not
Appointments 8till Held Up.
The senate is still refusing to con
firm many of President Taft's ap
h pointments. Nearly all the men
o named for government places are
ut those whose terms have just expired,
n and of course the Democratic senators
y desire that these places shall remain
si-S vacant until President-elect Wilsoh
v. takes office and names persons of
e his own choosing. This matter of
of Democratic opposition to confirmation
, of Mr. Taft's appointments has. been
pretty thoroughly discussed in previ
ous dispatches, but a new phase has
come upon the matter within a
If the Republicans in the senate
L were united, and all of them could be
brought to attend the executive ses
se lons of the senate, the president's
he appointees could be confirmed despite
e Democratic opposition, but the Repu
by lican selato6rs are at variance, not
d only on legislation, but on the wisdom
o of the appointments which Mr. Taft
nt has*made; sad therefore the present
be dominant party in the senate is hav
'oulagnl a hard time of it trying to
b straighten out troubles and to induce
the epubliche msnators to i e up
on behalf of the Republican omce
holders whose terms have just ex
Threat of Retaliation.
The new phase which has come
over the matter presents itself in the
Republican threat that if their Demo
cratic brethren do not yield and show C
a willingness to confirm Mr. Taft's
appointments there will be Republic- I
an opposition of Mr. Wilson's ap- 3
pointments when the president-elect t
takes office. Now the Democrats will
have control of the senate after March i
4, but by an exceedingly slender ma- l
jority margin. It may be that the
Democrats will have a majority of
two, but it is possible that a majority
of one will be all that they can mus
In this case it readily can be seen
that unless after March 4 all the Dem
ocrats are in attendance at the sen
ate's executive sessions, the Republic
ans by acting together can prevent
the confirmation of any appointments
which they choose. The threat at
present extends only to a determina
tion to refuse confirmation to those i
appointments of Mr. Wilson which are
intended to take the places of those 1
already made by Mr. Taft, and which
the Democrats are holding up.
Battleships Fight Now On.
The yearly fight has been started it,
congress on the proposition to au.
thorize the construction of new bat
tleships. Secretary of the Navy Mey
er has asked for three ships, but as
has been explained in previous dis
patches it is probable that he asked
for three in order that he might be
sure to get one or possibly two.
Some prominent Democratic mem
bers of the house have started the
fight against battleship construction
on the ground that the money which
thus is used would be much better
spent for public buildings. Last year
there was no public building measure
passed, and as every member of con
gress is desirous of getting something
in the shape of a public building for
his district because of the prestige
which such an accomplishment gives
him at home, it readily can be seen
how strong an appeal there is in the
plan for a big public building appro
Can Wilson Control Senate?
When Woodrow Wilson first be
came an announced candidate for
the nomination of his party for
the presidency the contest be
came, in racing parlance, "Wilson
against the field." It might seem at
first thought that this was not the
case because Champ Clark had more
votes among the delegates than Mr.
Wilson, but from the very beginning
of the struggle there was a feeling
apparent in Democratic circles that
before the contest ended in 'the con
vention hall a combination of the
field would be necessary to defeat
It is to-day everybody's secret, be
cause the whole matter has been laid
bare in previous Washington dis
patches, that President-elect Wilson
is more concerned over the senate's
probable attitude toward his policies
than he is over any other possible op.
position either from a party or a leg
Islative source. The question there
fore which Mr. Wilson's strongest
t Democratic supporters are trying to
answer is whether the Democratic
senators who were with "the field,"
and opposed to Mr. Wilson's can
Sdidacy because of his supposed rad
ical tendencies, will join with the pro
Sgressive Democrats to give his polil
t ies the force and effect of legisla
S Absolutely united Democratic sen
ate support will be needed if the in
coming president is to have things
done as he wants them done. There
e jre several Democratic senators who
were opposed to Mr. Wilson as a can
Sdidate for the nomination who to-day
Sare making a brave showing of loy
. alty and the Wilson Democrats be
. lieve that this loyalty will stand the
Stest when support is asked for poli
cies which some of the conservative
Democratic senators hitherto have
1. held as being entirely too radical to
Sbecome the law of the land.
d No Certainty of United Support.
a- Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia, who
tr was supposed during the pre-conven
y tion campaign to have Harmon lean
ings, is to-day doing his best to help
it along a plan of Democratic organiza
b- tion of the senate which will give Mr.
It Wilson the support which will be
r. necessary if his legislation is to be
ft sanctioned in the way that he wants
m it sanctioned. There are other sen
at ators' who prior to the Democratic
o convention were for Clark, or Under
at wood, or Harmon, who to-day are say
ot ing that they will stand firmly in sup.
port of anything which Mr. Wilson
recommends If they believe that back
n- of it is the will of the party. There
p are still other senators of the con
n servatlve type who have made no
re promises of support concerning the
d, reform' of the currency, downward re
a vision of-the tariff or anti-trust legis
in lation in the forms in which it is be
Slieved Mr. Wilson will ask congress
f to deal with these questions.
f The Democrats in the senate there
n fore to-day are not yet quite certain
a whether the new administration is to
1- have plain salling for its policy ship
as through the waters of the senate.
a Every effort is being made. personally
now among the Democratic senators
to who will hold over into the next con
be greess and by correspondence with
s- new Democratic senators who are to
's take their seats on March 4, to force
to an understanding in advance on the
bsubject of a general line of progres
ot sIye legislation.
it A Hard Choice.
nt "What did the trustr magnate de
ri- de to do for his health?"
to "He has not made up his mind
e whether to take the hot baths abroad
p eor the lemenmtw bath at homa'
Dr. Hartman Sa
Write to Peruna Testimonia
Want to Know the T
The folloc ing letter was
by L)r. iHartman through hl
"I notice the testimonial
Alice Ilogle, which You give
last article. If I should w
you suppose she would give
ther particulars? I have h
many tinmes that such testa
fakes; that they are either a
fictitious or else the people j.
hired to write themr. I have
clined to write you a gret
times but these stories abot
medicine advertisements "
couraged me from doing a
afflicted with catarrh and s
very much to find a remedy
your article d!-scribes."
To the above letter Dr.
made the following reply:
My dear Madam:-I do not
that you are confused and
all faith in advertised
There has been so much said
them, so much controversy
Ing them, I am not surp
some people have lost con
I wish you would write Mrt
as one woman to another. I
would ask her whether she
hired' to write such at
whether her testimonial
I hope you will remember'
Is a housewife, like yourself,
has something to do bes
letters, that she is a woman'
erate means and cannot
I write these letters and pay
e postage. I hope you will
stamp so she can answer yoea
. oss to herself. Mrs. Bogle
e estimable lady and no doubt
both profit by being acqu
Should you conclude to try
r for your catarrh I would be
r to hear of the result. I can
e that no use will be made of
.- ter, except by your written
g Mrs. Bogle very kindly co
r have me use her letter, w
e reason for doing so, and you
treated exactly as she has
People recover from chi
n tarrh who take Peruna.
e doubt about that. Some
recoveries are reported alm
I have thousands of them in
Peruna is for sale at all
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g Man's Preference,
g Miss Lillian Hill, lecturing
it genics in Cleveland, said:
1 "It is a good thing for t
e race that beauty counts for
it Intellect when it comes to
tellect too often means
d "Yes, it is a good thing tor
* man race that, as an old
n Vassar put it rather bitterlyr:
s "'Men prefer a well forlt
• a well informed one.'"
* Swat Indirect.
S Mandy-What foh yo bena
Sde postoflce so reg'lar? A
o respondin' wif some othetr
S Rastus-Nope; but since
readin' in de papers 'bout
- science funds ah kind of t
might possibly git a lettah
ministah what married us
"Does your wife raise a
Swhen you stay away from
"No; but she does w
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ii. from weakness or deria
of the organs distinctly f
sooner or later leave thr
re Beauty soon fades away.
to Ls the time to restore
p4t rets& beauty.
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n- 'Xhst great. potea t
Ip restoertlve will help you.
a- Tour Druggist will S
cause much annoyance to
Sand great anxiety to -
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p nized by these common
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k offensive breath and c
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he snle the torpSlver, a
digestive ergans, regulbt the
8 edr for sick bdeilses.
Eeaestlr sar cmested. Sml
Is em. ol kby DrsurIi
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