THE MARION DAILY MIRROR, MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1912.
and enjoy a
: HAPPY NEW YEA$
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m - i j i -i fTiFip-n(pn iifs i.nn wmiHr shltwl i ii
And the winttor wrinrfs
oil ye the church
feofUy aiids1"10-! II I
e old year-.liiQ.sJfadying J M ,
" v r"- (--lev MfriC-..
T --"-"You lreldvitrruoTefiyrijT!
VT01dyear; you shall not' die I W
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He. lie til still! he- doth not
H4 vrilinotsefe the" dawn of,' Zf,, ,
Hino oter life abqvCSS't
He gaye-me' a friend and a true, true !over
Atid the New YearwilPtaHe 'em away.
j-'0 yearTyou must not go;
, So long as ypuTTwe been with us,
oucn. Toy as yo.uvw.es ye see
He froth'd his bumpersMthe JMm &&)
A jollier year we shall nbt.see.ftu aV,i
But tho his eyes are vj
nna uio xus iutsi opccuv w
He was a friend to me.
Old year, you shall not die'ir
I've half a mind
Old year, if you -
He 'was, full of jolv
But all)his merry quips
' '". '.:
To see Him die, across the .waste
His son and heir doth ride.bost-haste.
Bujhe'll pe dead before.
1 ' J A LAA
AQ for hisowk
e JNew i
err he breathes!
ear&fustT now the crowing cocK,
The shadows flicKer to and fro
The cricKetJ chirns: the light burns low?
Tis noarjyj twelve o'clocK.
I k.)A. . . ...... - 4L-,
. , . anatve nanas, iseiore you cue.
01d year, well dearly rue for
J- VdiQI. 111. VYVii VUll
'BoeaK out before
'.W J . I J .
7a i ornimno cnarn
rmi r"-j:. yr.
' our) friend is gone.
eyes: tie up
Stepcsfconhe corpse, and.lethim
ThatafKtetn there alone 1
'L There s a new fo
rliiWfAnd a new fa'cat
ir'..'- A new face at theodoc
AMONG LOSERS OF THINGS
The Advertisements of tho Carelesi
Present a Most Interacting
Study In Psychology.
Even whon you haven't lost or found
anything do you ever turn to tho col
umn advertising for lost articles? II
you do not, try It occasionally
You'll find tho lost artlclo column
brim full of touches of nature thai
make tho whole world kin.
Among other Interesting thlngi
you'll learn that Kansas City is chuck
full, almost overflowing, with cows
No ono who hasn't read tho lost ar
tide ads realizes tho magnltudo ol
tho bovine population of Groato;
Kansas City, Nover a day passes but
eomo Kansas City family, usually
number of them, la regretting the lost
of Dosalo and is asking eomo ono tc
bring her back. It's merely a cane
of won't stay put, that's all. Bossle
strays every day, overy hour, almost
ovory mlnuto In Kansas City.
Dogs, however, aro tho most fre
quently lost artlclo. Usually nnothor
fit jcaso of won't stay put. Towser la n
i gregarious nomad.
Tho lost art'fio column ,1a ob sea
sonablo as tl muikot column, too
Just now itr muffs, fur neckpieces
lovorcoats and uhot(,uns that aro bolus
jloft in Btreei cars, dropped from
motor cars tr forgotten somewhere
for this is tholr season,
i Umbrollas, cyoglassos, watches
(lockets, plnn and brooches ore lost
n .1. vn. nrminil wllhnnf. rofrnrd tc
(Ull tU ;W .WMM ......- .wan. ,,
Horsea aro lost froquontly, bul
Tho other day n man lost n laundry
on tbv mtiHnn nt fhn nd. would lead
o tp h.i?lPYJ. uut laier on tlio ad
thfi winter s
are wearilv sihin'rf.
bells sad and &b
mov-Q s -- ,
itf is starry drid cold my uriend.
ear Emme ana rjoia. my
ill i - -
Over the snow
vw - jr wrvf ty ill
you die. jLAV . f J A
i n -m,
zzrn 1 mrwy' .'
Y . J
apt on the
explained thdt It was' a paekago 01
ilaundry tho man lost.
Ono woman lost a pillow caver tills
wenk. SI10 had takon it to a matinee
to embroider botweon nets.
Women may now and then loso par
eels of dress goods, lace and othoi
materials while shopping, but Btald
lawyers, careful business men nnd
physicians aren't Immune to tho af
foctlon, na lawyers loso abstracts
valuable papers and books, whllo busl
noss men loso suitcases, bags, pocket
books and papers, and doctors somo
times leavo medlclno cases, parcels
nnd books whore thoy didn't lntond to
A pair of red houso slippers were
lost tho other day, presumably by a
minister or a woman.
Yuletlde in Australia.
In Btrlklng conlraBt to our own la
tho Christmas Day kept by our kins
folk in Australasia. No snow or blaz
ing log; no holly or mlstletooj only a
bright sky, green troos. parchod grans,
and a blazing sun. Christmas is co
Inseparably associated by us with a
cosy seat in front of a roaring ilro
that wo can hardly realize eating our
Christmas dinner on a veranda be
neath a brilliantly bluo sky, with ev
ery flowering plunt In full bloom But,
"down yonder " picnics and garden par
ties aro tho order of tho day. Many
a delightful excursion Into tho country
la arranged by tho Molbourno, Sydney,
Adeluldo, and other townspeople, and
Christmas Day is kopt right morrlly,
far into tho summer night.
Whils Waiting for HI3 Oalmcal
What has become," dslted 1I10 :i
fjulsitlvo boarder, "of tho old fast
loned man who used to say, as ihi
OR nearly threo days tho
blizzard had raged against
tlio rudo log slianty, which
stood on n rising ploco of
ground nmld a soa of dead
whlto biiow. Through the
cap of tho stovo-plpo, which thrust Its
end abovo tho level of tho roof top, It
shrieked nil sorts of monncos to tho
man and tho boy who sat huddled
round tho Arc, tholr feet In tho oven
with tho idea of extracting tho last
pnrtlclo of warmth ftom tho rapid'
ly diminishing cmbora.
Even If tho blizzard was balked of
its doslro to wreck tho shanty It was
not wholly to bo denied, but drovo in .
between tho Ill-Joined logo and bellied
Doth Vero Reflective.
out tho sacks and blankets which had
boen hung against them for.protoctlon,
whllo tho In-drlvon Bnow lay in oddly
assorted mounds on tho floor. I
Both woro lolloctlvo, tho man bo-1
cnuse ho roallzed tho gravity of tho
situation, tho boy becauso ho had bo
recently left a homo in tho oaBt. ;
It wan tho first day of tho new year,
and possibly ho wns picturing to him-,
wlf what they wero doing nt that iden-;
Presently tho man looked up. "Did
you hoar that?" ho said.
"No," replied tho boy. "What waa
It tho waits?"
"Llston again," said tho man, and
just thon above tho shriek of tho bllz-'
zard was heard n muffled chorus ol
"If thoso cattlo don't hnvo water
they'll tear tho stable to plccos. They
got extra thirsty feeding on straw, and
It's threo days slneo thoy had n drop.
Why in h that well wanted to glvo
out I can't think."
"Yos," suit! tho boy, "thirst's a shock
ing thing. Used to havo ono myself
in days gono by. Now, If wo could only
do tho widow's cruso of oil bustucsa
wo might mako this lot go round," indi
cating a pot which stood on tho stove.
"Can't ou over bo Bcrlous?" ptotcst
cd tho mnn. "Wo'vo got to fetch somo
, "Hy qll means," replied tho boy. "Just
touch tho bell for tho waiter."
"Don't, bo a fool," rotortod tho man.
"If jou'd been In this country three
years, Instead' of threo months, you'd
know what a blizzard moans, and
wouldn't bo bo mighty cheerful over
"Aren't you a fool to suggost fetch
Ing water?" Bald tho boy. "Why, you
got lost walking to theft stable not an
hour ago." ,
Tho man did not reply until tho boy
asked him whether ho really
considered his suggestion possible
"Yos," said tho man slowly, "It la
"I suppose," romarked tho hoy, "you
aro nwaro It will tako four barrola at
least, that tho nearest well la old
man Hold's, which la threo miles away,
?,",! liVntJ'0," Cant Be BlX f00t ,
fiont of you?'
"I know all that," said tho man,
"and more. I can toll yon that tho
horsea will go llko tho wind, and
when thoy havo had tholr fill of cold
wator there'll bo no holding them
whllo tho barrels aro flllod. Of courso
tho trall'H obliterated, but they'll find
tholr way like n bluo streak."
"Sounds Inviting," said tho boy with
hla rldlQiiIous laugh. "I'd offor to tosa
no to who gooa If I had a coin, but as
I haven't (more injuBtlco), wo'll draw
"It's tho only way," replied tho man,
"Thoao cattlo aro our all. If thoy
break loose they'll bo frozen stiff. Tho
ono that wlnB hnrnosscs tho horse, and
divides tho water round when tho loser
goto back. Is It a bargain?"
Tho boy cut two straws of unoqual
tongth, put thorn In u basis, covered It
with a cloth. ,and shook It nbout.
"You draw first," ealdho. "Long one
cots tho wator, short ono hitches
When thoy camo to mcnBiiro the
boy had drawn tho long ono, "My luck
agajn," romarked ho.
YTIthout a word tho man passed
through tho door, which the boy closed
behind him, but not quickly enough tc
cscapo a cloud of snow which swirled
round tho room. Silently ho pulled on
his moccasins and wrapped hlmscl!
In such outer clothes ns ho possessed
cursing luck generally that ho had ua
Dy and by thoro wns a tlnklo ol
sloigh-bells outside, and tho man np
pearcd with tho team ready harnessed
to tho bob-sled, on which four empty
barrels could dimly bo discerned.
"Ilavo you put tho pall and ropo-ln?"
asked tho boy.
Tho man nodded ns they solomnly
shook hands,' whllo tho boy shielded
his eyes with tho crook of his arm
and gave tho horses tholr hoads. lie
tried from time to tlmo to peor into
tho storm, but tho snow mado wraiths
round him and frozo his eyelashes to
gether. How tho horses got thoro tho boy
novar know, but get thoro they did, and
whilst the Icy blast probed remorse
lessly amongst his clothes for tho
flesh. boncnth, and poured tho powder
cd snow down his nock.
Tho maddened animals charged him
as ho lowered tho bucket Into tho well,
and spilled tho water all over him as
they fought for tho first drink,
It was a Blow process nt best, and
his clothes and mittens crackled with
tho congealed fco as ho hauled up each
pall. When they had drunk their fill
they quivered with tho cold, and
plunged to got back, but tho boy bound
tho reins round tho manors of tho foro-
most bob. They bucked as tho frozen
bits galled them, causing him to spill
ns much as ho put in tho barrels, and
to slither nbout on tho rapidly form-1
ing Ice, rondoring a foothold almost
Impossible. In between times tho boy,
rubbed his oyes and tho frozen places.'
It was a slow and tedious task, and
lirt tsrrn M-no tnrrrvttA tmnntien nt 1fl Mtrt "
tVJ DWVJll DUO lubbvu UWUUdU . iuv
muscles aro not hardened. Tho horses
knocked him over and tho sleigh ran
over his legs, but, being light, only
bruised him. In his puny rago he
Hlaslied them with tho pall ropo, and
It warmed him until one of tho horses
trod on tho bucket and bent it flat.
Foolishly ho took off his mittens tc
Btralghtcn it, and only learned sense
when ho felt tho sensation of many
needles piercing I1I3 hands and the
ul'.ln on his fingers adhered to the
It was a painfully slow job; to lift 0
filled pall shoulder high nnd empty 11
Fought for the Flrnt Drink,
In n barrol mountod on a Bleigh ro
quires strength, and his was fast leav
ing him. Moreover, tlio water ran u
hla sleeves nnd frozo, until ho was like
an automatic block of ico, if such e
thing can bo conceived. Ho became
such an embodiment of misery that he
no longer troubled about anything, bul
occasionally burled his head In hi:
aims to rest, and had only sufficient
strength, loft when at lust It waa fin
Ished to put tho reins behind his back
and biacc his feet against tho hind
most barrel beforo returning, and In
this r,jrUl( n t'.iq. wator slopped over
I him and played Us sweet will uncheck
Whoro tho horsea went ho know not,
nnd if thv.y tipped tho lot over again
ho cared not. Ho was past caring.
With what llttlo sonso remaining hi in
ho rather hoped thoy would, and so
cud It, Ho bellcivcd thoy stopped, but
couIdn.t bo cmlto.Buro. It seemed houra
after in a dream that ho fancied he
'" (' man's voice: "My Cod. I
thuiiRht you wero nover coining back,'
and In tho samo dream ho hoard him
Eelf Bajlnu: "Neither did I."
I know tho boy In thoso long years
srJ','iflrfi;sf.ii. -a -z. -zz
I fe .
1 'te'F'is3fys&&yi t 1
ago. I bco him and it la la day dreams
myuolf Bomotlmes oven now, especial
ly 011 Now Year's, day, ns I sit round
tho llresldo hero at homo. It Is incon
gruous that pictures should appear in
tho embers, but bo they do, or else
one's fancy paints them thoro. Thon
a coal dropa out, nnd I wuko up to
tho rcmonibranco that I waa onco that
' Out of tho Ordinary.
An M. P. waa discussing voting
frauds Impersonation and tho dupli
cation of votes generally, Ho In
stanced ono duplicator, nn ignorant fol
low who had tho stolid and unmoved
look of an animal.
"When they arrested hjm ho asked
what crlrao lay at hla door.
" 'You nro charged,' Bald tho pollco
man, 'with having voted twlco.'
" 'Charged, am IV muttered tho pris
oner. 'Thnt'a odd, I expocted to ho
paid for It,"' Watching, London.
,.' " IK - " "V
The wind blew thPro and
,1... ti'lml Linn. Iinrfi-
(I And brought from Bome-
whoro tlio small kow
It tupped for him nt each
door nml pano
And never onco was iv
ltnork In vnlnl
. T All pood folks waited tho
Their doors tlioy oponcd and on him
Insldo ho stepped, with n happy fnco,
And softly slipped In tho Old Year's
finld ho- "I brine you a Box of Days.
Tied round Willi tissue of rnlnbow rays;
I Rlvo It Joyfully, for I know,
Though nil days may not with Gladness
Each gift holds eomo precious bit of
To win your thanks," said tho sweet
Happy New Year
gf Many Nations
DW YEAR'S day has for
for generations been tho
occasion of revels. It has
eomo down to us from tho
old German custom of di
idlng tho year at tho close
of thoso months whon It was no longer
posslblo to kocp cattlo out doors.
Tliic wan mado Quito. n. fotc and In
tho sixth century wa3 mcrgod into
tho feast of St. Martin, November 11,
on which day tho oponlng of, tho Now
Year waB celebrated.
Whllo In Germany Martinmas and
tho NewH Year woro Tdbntlcnljj, with
tho introduction of the Hbmancalcn
dnr tho celobratlon was gradually
transferred to tho first of January, and
with It went ua.iy of th6 i.V.y Martin
mas custouiB. "
Tracoa of thoo old Now Year oh
corvauccs and upcru tloas can (j'.Hl bu
traced in tho way tjio ttaMfdn la kept
la different lands. 'rv '' 1
Our docrntlona 'of (greens, for In
stanco, nro a ul'c ,cf (0 old Itomsn
superFilUbn " r "safntf brnnoJic of
treo3 for gcod luck ill' tho c"o::ilng
year. , rV ' .
Tho glylng of presents has nlso'como )
to ua from tho Romans Thoy putdld
oven tho gcnorou3 Americans, for thoy
used to nek for cKt3, If not received,
until ono of tho emperors forbndo hlaj
subjects demanding gifts savo on tho
Now Year. 1
Ono of tho favorlto Now Yoar's gifts
after pins woro invented in England, In
tho sixteenth century, woro tho rough
hand-mndo pieces of metal that took
tho placo of bono nnd wood stkowers.
Later pin money wns substituted.
A gift that must novor bo omitted
was nn ornngo stuck with cloves to
graco tho wassail bowl. Applos, nuta
and fat fowl woro popular offerings of
Gloves and glovo money In a vory
old New Year custom which Is still
kopt up In tho Increasing uso of gloves
na holiday gifts.
Even moro curious nro tho old Now
Year customs. Many of thoso aro Btlll
observed by old-fashioned peoplo who
cling to tho old traditions.
Tho old-fashioned Englishman will
formally open tho outer door of his
houso on Now Year's ovo Just at the
approach of midnight. Thla ia to lot
out tho old year nnd usher In tho now
Tho Scotch mako much of Now Year.
It ia generally ushered in with n "hot
pint," browed nt homo and drunk by
tho family standing around tho bowl
just ns midnight strikes.
Aftor hearty greetings to tho Now
Year, tho "hot pint," with broad,
chceso and cakes, is taken to tho
houses of tho neighbors, Tho first to
enter another's homo on tho flist of
January boBtowa good luck on tho fam
ily for tho year.
' In many of tho Scottish roglmenta
ovon yot tho ushering in of Now Year
is most picturesque. At flvo minutes
beroro'twolvo tho soldiers, headed by
tho oldest man in tho roglmont drossed
as Father Tlmo, march out of bar
racks bended by tho band playing
"Auld Lang Syne."
Just at tho stroko of twelvo there
cornea a knock nt tho gato.
"Who goes thero?" calls tho sentry.
"Tho Now Year," Jo tho answer.
"Advance Now Year," ia called back.
Tho gates aro tL'rown open and tho
Bmalleat drunimor lad In tho regtinont,
dressed in Highland coUumo, is car
ried in on tho ahouldois of tho men,
nnd marched around tho barracks to
tho pipers' tunes. Tho rest of tho
night Is spent In cnrouslng.
Provided for Burial Vault,
py tho will of a French lady who
died recently a farm wns loft to tho
town on condition her family vault
waa kept In repair, whllo tho rost of
her cstnto was to bo divided anions
thoso aftondliig uqr funeral.
ETERNAL GoJ, m whom
is the hope of all our
years, remember us in Thy
mercy also in this new year of
our Lord. Reveal Thy glory
in the experience of its joys nnd
sorrows. Forestall its teats with
the abiding comfort of Thy
presence. Make us strong
rightly to measure all our gains
nnd to endure with patience
every loss Thy love allows.
Show us Thjj meaning in the
gifts and opportunities of each
new day. Assure U3 of Thy
help in labor, Thy delight in
our joyg. Quicken our minds
to clear vision and our hearts to
cheerful content. Provide for
our bodies such vigor as shall
be needful for our allotted work.
We leave to Tlice the mystery
of the year's events, assured that
Thou wilt guide our way. With
hold from us all gifts which
would prevent Thy purpose for
our growth in wisdom and in
service. Only deny us not Thy
self Thy Spirit to instruct our
hearts, Thy work to share, Thy
peace to still our rcstlcssncss.Thy
presence to resolve our doubts.
In the sifting cf temptation grant
that our faith fail not, and when
our years arc ended bring us to
Thyself, through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Origin of New Year Gifts
Llko tho customs of Chrlatmas
which, in their origin, aro a curious
mlxturo of poetry nnd aymbillsm and
of oupqrstltton, thoso that belong to
tho obsorvnnco'of Now Year's day nre
also relics of Ideas that dato from
early heatl.on ages. Tho French do
rlvo tholr term for Now Year prci
onts from tho Latin word, Strenla
the namo of a goddesa whom tho Ho
mans venoratod ns tho patroness ol
gifts. Thoro was n grovo In Home
dedicated to this goddess, whero It war
customary to get frosli twigs, to give
as presents to friends and relatives on
New Year's day. During tho away ol
tho emperors, Roman subjects made
1,'cw Year's gifts to tholr sovorolgn
Augustus received such quantities ol
theso that ho had gold nnd sllvet
otntucs mado of them. Tiberius did
away with tho usage, becauso ho con
cldorcd It too troublosomo to express
thanks for th'o gifts. Caligula, on the
contrary, reintroduced the custom, and
even mado up for hla predecessor's ro
fusal to rccolvo presents by rcqulr
ing thoso that had beon offered to hire
to bo given to himself as nrrcurnges
Tho custom of making Now Year's
gifts, notwithstanding attompts to sup
press it, was continued aftor Europe
had bocomo Christian. For a tlmo proa
cnt making waa transferred to Easter
but later It was again associated with
tho first day of January.
Tho passing of ycara Is llko, the
comlngof dawn alow, silent, inovlb
ablo. Tho most eagor cannot hasten
tno quiet, Irroslstlblo movement, and
tho most reluctant cannot forbid. Some
gifts the years bring which wo would
fain docllno ago, Borrow, disappoint
niout. Somo trcnaurca they tako which
wo would keop forovor youth, beauty,
Innocence. But thero nro moro proc
lotia ti ensures whloh tlmo cannot
supply and the yoara cannot romovo
friendship, pationco, faith and lovo.
Horbert L. Wlllott.
Jl Happy New Year
Just at the turn of midnight,
When tlio clilldron ate fust nsieop,
Tlio tlrctl Old year slips out by Jilmtolf,
Olail uf a I'lmnco to bu laid on the shelf,
And tlio Nuw Year takes u uoeo.
Humps ana Mumps.
A hump-backed woman waa passing
whon a llttlo five-year-old, with a pity
InR look, eald: "What's tho matter
with tho lady, mamma? Has sho got
tho mumps In her back?" I'hlladel
lime j 011 made joura Our's
Is to serxc jou to jour HUIng
nil tlio time mill to UI,Sli jou
mid our competitors 11 llAl'l'Y
Our liiotiiiuotli ChiH'o Is nil
sold. Its start uiul It.s flntali-'-tlic
0110 r'iicmhIiik nciirctfl lis
tu'llit till this jou will find
In 1111 liitcrcftllns news. Item.
Item! It. Tho 35.no gold prize
may lio 30111W.
Awl do not .fofffot-rr
wo nMi jou n Happy
Railroad Time Tablo.
North 7:38 a. in.; 10. OC a. in.;
4:01", p. m.: xC:10 p. m.; 11:15 p. m.
South n:D5 a. 111.; 7:20. ai mollis
p. m.; 7:20 p. m,; l(ri3(j"(S nfcMjl
-jj.uiy uxcupi aunuay,JBj:J
a.. .to .w .t,ir uiiij.' u
' Krle. V,1
Southwestr-10:i!7 a. m
1:30 n, m. ,T
wasi &:as a. m.; 12:03 p. m.;
11:CC p. 111.; C:C7 p. m. ti.,'
Chicago & Eric.
West 10:25 a. m.; 12(65. ,n. m.;
7H0 a. m.; .-c5:10 p. m. ' Htn
j.uiu u:.io n, ia., -xy:iu n. m.;
5:10 p. m,; ft57 p. m,
. ' M 't I
Dally except Sunday,
jeltun to Marlon only,
xltuns to Ohio City ony'.
Northbound 7:3C a. m.; H2:2ft a.
ni.; C:52 p. m.; x7:42 a. m.; x8tl0 a.
in.; x8:33 p, m.
Southbound 710:13 a. m.; 3:35 p.
m.; 7:C2 p. m.j xS:03 p. m.; x8M0
Dally except Sunday.
mg l'our. '
Eaotbound 8:00 u. 111.; 9:20 a. in.;
12:32 p. m.; 7:33 p. m.; 10M5 p. m.;
5:37 p. m. ,
Westbound 3:42 a. m.; 0:55 n.im.;
10:25 a. m.; 1:55 p. m.; 7:13 p. m.;
3:10 p. m.
Dally excopt Sunday.
O., V. & M. Klectilc.
Depart southbound 0, 7 '8, 0 and
11 a. m 12 in., 1, J, 4, 5, G, 7, 9 and
11 p. m. i
Arrive northbound xG:5B a, m.;
1:50, 2.55, 4;5C, 5:50,. G:D5, l6;G5 and
10:55 p. m. ' fj
Goes to Dclawaro onlyS
xFrom Stratford only.
Hourly servlco Sundays and holi
C M. & Is. KJk;qlilc.
Northbound Cars lenvo Marlon for
Hucyrus at 0, s, 10 a m.; ;?;:lCj, 2,
4, 0, 8 and 10 p. m. '
Southbound Cura Ina,ve Buoyrus
for Marlon 87:05, 9:25 and 11:25 a.
in., nnd 1:05, 3:05, 6:05, 7:1Q, J,:Q3
11:0G p. m. Z
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TJp. Sandusky Jackson
Consult Hocking Valley Ticket
Ii. E. Nobergnll, Ae't n. V. 2tV
Agents IVr Informitou.
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