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THE AMERICUS TIMES- RECORDER.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAR.
LAST CALL
Os Summer Season, ipoo.
I will leave for New York this week to buy my
Fall and Winter stock, and before going I desire to
again call your attention to our
Closing Out Sale
of all Summer goods in every department.
Everything in Wash Goods.
Everything in Summer Underwear.
Everything in Straw Hats, Caps, Etc,
Everything in Neckwear.
Everything in Summer Clothing.
Everything in Oxfords and Low Cut Shoes.
Everything in Fancy Goods, and in fact every=
thing in every department pertaining to Summer
wear will be sacrificed the next week to make room
for fall and winter goods.
We have lots of hot weather still before us, and
now is the grand opportunity to buy what you need
to finish out the season cheap.
LEE ALLEN.
X-- . What We Promise
a We Perform.
The drug world has not escaped the
i general epidemic of adulteration. We
2? are guaranteed against this menace to
health by carrying a complete stock of
pure drugs in which adulteration find
no place. Every prescription is [put
by an experienced pharmacist who
makes no mistakes. Our price schedule
c is on the horizontal line of fairness.
Hudson’s &
L'J "■ ,i
PROFESSIONAL CARDS
yAN RIPER,
photographer and view artist.
Studio on Jackson street, opposite Presby
terian church.
RR. B B. HUDSON,
PH YSICIAN AND SURG EON
Tenders his professional services to the pub
lic. Galls left at Hudson's drug store will
receive prompt at’ention.
DOBT. L. MAYNARD,
11 Attorney at Law,
Office in Wheatley Building; Room 1.
Will practice in all courts except County
Court of Sumter countv.
J AM KN TAVI.OU.
” Attorney at Law.
Office over Rembert's Dr *. ito;e, Forsyth
street
L' A. HAWKINS,
la* Attorney at Law.
Office in Wheatley Building opposite th
court house.
WELLBORN F. CLARoK,
Attorney at Law
311i4 Lamar Street. Americus. <»a
| A. ANSLEY, I .
el A. ANSLEY, JK. f Attorneys at Gaw
Americus, Ga.
Give special attention to the Bankruptcy
practice. Office. Bvne bldg, near court house
KE. CATO, M. D.
• PH YSCIAN AND SURGEON.
Residence 330 Fvlder .street. Telephone 96
Tenders his prolessional services to the
people ot Americus and surrounding coun
ties. Special attention given to general
surgery, diseases of women and children.
Office Kb Jackson street. Cails left at Dr
Eldridge’s store will receive prompt atten
ton
JOHN M. WILKES.
DENTIST
Office over Baufc of Sonthwefitern
STEVE WOOTEN has the only read
me transer agency In the city. All
°P ler t at V' n ded to promptly if left at
Windsor hotel. Hours flam to 10 p in.
Orders for night trains must be left
before p tn, Respectfully,
phone STEVE WOOTEN.
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Sold by ItruggiHtA,
or sent in plain wrapper
by express, prepaid, for
11.00, 0r.3 bottle*, |2.75.
Circular sent on request.
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express prepaid; 12 bottles for $9.50 expret-s
prepaip; I gallon jug, express propaid, $3.00;
2 g ilJou jug. express prepaid, $5.50. No
charges for boxing.
W, i ai.-.ue ail tne leading brands of Rye
ar.<: ■ otirbon Whiskies in the market, and
will save vou 50 ner cent, on vour purchases.
Quart. Gallon.
Kentuck Star Bourbon $35 $1 25
Elkridge Bourbon 40 150
Coon Hollow* Bourbon 45 1 60
Mellwood Pure Rye 5u 190
Monogram Rye 55 2(0
Mcßrayer Rye ... 60 225
Maker’s AAaA 65 240
O. o I’. (Old Oscar Pepper).. 65 240
Old Crow 75 2 50
Finches’Golden Wedding.... 75 2 75
Hoffman House Rye 90 3 00
Mount Vernon (8 years old).. 1 00 3 50
Old Dillinger (10 years 01d)... 1 25 400
The above are only a tew brands ot the
many we carry in stock. Send for catalogue.
All other goods by the gallon, such as Corn
Whiskey, Peach and Apple Brandies, etc,,
sold equally as low, from $1,25 gallon up
wards.
We make a specialty of the jug trade and
all orders by mall or telegraph will have our
prompt attention. Special inducements of
fered.
The Altmayer &
Flatau Liquor Co.
all orders shipped same day receipt ol
order ■
506, 508, 508, 510, 512;Founh-st.
Near Union-Passenger Depot
Phone 265.
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superior advantages. The hotel is un
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for the past three seasons.
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THOS. TOMLINSON, Proprietor
ASSASSITATION OF
PRESIDENT M’KINLEY
PLANNEDJN ITALY
Mot Is Frustrated by Secret
Service Officers Who Ar
rest the Anarchists.
FOURTEEN MEN DETAINED
They Came On Various Steamers to
New York, Where They Were Taken
In Charge By Officers —Lots Drawn.
Details of the Plot In Possession of
the American Officers.
New York, Aug. 18. —Instead of two,
a high government official states that
there are 14 anarchists under arrest at
the detention prison of the bureau of
immigration. They are all charged with
being in a conspiracy to assassinate
President McKinley and have been
taken singly and in pairs from incoming
ocean liners within the last ten days.
United States secret service agents
learn that an anarchist circle in Naples
had cast lots to see who would be the
assassin. Eleven Italians and three
Austrians were selected. Closely fol
lowed, they sailed for different ports.
Their object was to strike individual
blows at the president at the same time.
That would make success sure.
As fast as the men arrived secret ser
vice agents, disguised as emigrants,
went among them and they were ar
rested. Maresca and Weida, caught
yesterday, were two of 1-1.
“The conspiracy was made on a night
early in August. By working with the
Italian police the secret service agents
got wind of a great meeting of the circle
in Naples. The men selected for the
work in this country were quickly noti
fied what they were to do, separated,
going singly or in pairs to different
ports in Europe. Some went to France,
others to Germany, while still others
crossed the channel to England. Step
by step they were followed to the gang
plank of steamers.
“The 14 are now detained by the emi
gration authorities and are cither at the
barge office at the battery or the deten
tion quarters at Quarantine.
“Ono report is to the effect that some
are In Ludlow street jail, having been
taken there from Ellis island in order to
thwart any attempt to rescue them by
Paterson anarchists.”
Details of the Plot.
So far as known the plan was fpr each
man to proceed to Washington at once
on a certain date. They were to sur
round the president and wait for an op-
Eortunity to strike. The blow was to
eby a pistol and knife. One of the
number, it was certain, would be suc
cessful. The question of escape was not
considered, the men being willing to
sacrifice their lives for their principles.
The two men who did not meet their
fellow anarchists were Maresca and
Weida. Chief Wilkie of the secret ser
vice division of the treasury department
had his agents at the pier when the
steamer docked. The two men did not
come in the steerage as did the others.
Maresca came as a steward in the
steerage and Weida as a coal passer.
They could have landed without going
through the formality of the barge office.
When Maresca .boarded the Kaiser
Wilhelm II at Naples Aug, 3 a secret
service agent was close on his heels.
Maresca professed to have no money
when he boarded the steamer, and made
application to bo taken as cook. Fail
ing in that he asked for a stewardship.
There was a vacancy in the steerage
cabin and he secured that. It was not
known that he had a companion. Ho
and Weida did not come aboard to
gether. As far as known no one saw
Weida come aboard and he was not dis
covered until six hours after the vessel
sailed. When found he was secreted as
a stowaway. Ho was put to work in
the hold with the coal passers and kept
busy until the boat reached Quarantine.
The Kaiser Wilhelm touched Gibraltar
Aug. <1 and then sailed for Now York.
Two Taken Into Custody.
On Wednesday morning last the ship
sighted Sandy Hook light, came up to
Quarantine and was there boarded by
secret service mon, who asked to see the
steerage and cabin lists and the ship’s
roster.
First Officer Lanz took tho detectives
forward where they could see tho crow.
Purser Moyer remembered recording the
name of Maresca at Naples and Maresca
was identified by Meyer when the for
mer was brought out for identification.
Maresca professed to be unable to un
derstand English. After looking Ma
resoa over W. H. Hazen, in charge of
the secret service bureau of this city
said:
“I think that is the man.”
Maresca was sent below when the
ship was docked. When the liner tied
up at her pier Maresca was informed
that ho was under detention. Ho was
asked where his baggage was and re
plied in Italian:
“Weida has it.”
This was a new load and Weida was
summoned from his work at the furnace
and questioned. Ho professed not to
understand- English, but admitted that
he had trunks on board. So quietly
were both mon taken from the liner that
none of the crew or passengers knew
that an arrest had been made.
About 10 o’clock Antonio Weida, who
says he is a brother of the detained
Weida, and who lives in this city, called
at the barge office, accompanied by a
lawyer. and asked to see his brother.
He said: .
Welda’s Brother Talks.
“My brother, father, mother, sister
and myself all lived at Sorrento, near
Naples, until four months ago. My
brother and I had been soldiers in the
Italian navy. When I caine to America
four months ago he was in the navy. I
did not expect him on this boat, al
though I knew he intended following
me to America. Ido not believe he ever
belonged to any anarchist, socialist, po
litical or secret society. He was never
imprisoned nor arrested to my knowl
edge. We have no relatives in this
country, except an uncle in this city. 1
am positive my brother knows no an
archist in Paterson or New York.”
Chief Hazen admitted that tho two
men were supposed to be anarchists and
confirmed the story of t*he plot hatoJt?*
in Naples in August to kill President
McKinley. Further than this Chief
Hazen declined to talk on the ground
that ho was in communication with
Chief Wilkie in Washington, who had
asked that all news concerning the sus
pects come from him (Wilkie).
NEW YORK RIVALS
LONDON AS WORLD’S
FINANCIAL CENTER
Britons Deeply Interested In
America’s Ability to Make
Loans to Europe.
INTERESTING INTERVIEW
Senator Depew Talks Interestingly
Concerning Monetary Matters —Sud-
den Development of Our Strength
Astonishes London Financiers —Many
Americans In World’s Metropolis.
London, Aug. 18. —Tho tide of Amer
ican travel is still strong toward London.
Many residents of the other side of tho
Atlantic having exhausted the Paris ex
position are recuperating in England
and the hotels frequented by the Ameri
cans are filled this week as they have
not been since the opening of the season.
There have been enough American
promoters at the Carlton this week to
carry through any scheme for rapid
transit in London which can bo devised.
Tom L. Johnson of Brooklyn came from
Paris Thursday and under tho same roof
were W. L. Elkins and P. A. B. Wide
ner of Philadelphia, who have since
gone to tho continent, and Edwin John
son, representing the Edison company.
Those gentlemen have been studying
the Central Underground railroad. Mr.
Elkins stated that he and his associates
had really no definite plans for work in
London, in spite of the fact that they
have been in consultation with several
of the street railway owners. The out
going trains and steamers today aro
crowded. Senator Chauncey Depew
sails on the American line steamer New
York. Ho spent the last days of his
stay here in examining the new electric
underground railroad. Ho has also been
in consultation with British financiers
who are specially interested in the abil
ity of the United States to make loans
to Europe. The senator said:
Senator Depew Interviewed.
“The sudden development of our im
mense accumulation of money, growing
out of the fact that Europe is paying
$600,000,000 annually for American pro
ducts, has not only brought tho bank
rate and call loans up 1 and 2 per cent
respectively, but the western banks are
now buying paper in the east, because
there is no demand for money. The
fact that half the British war loan (all
if it had been permitted) was taken in
the United States demonstrates the con
ditions which have already made New
York one of the financial centers of the
world. If the conditions continue, and
I have no doubt they will, New York
will soon be a dangerous rival of Lou
don in financing the government enter -
terprlses of the world.
“The rapid information we are ac
quiring regarding the industrial condi
tions of the world, the necessity of find
ing a market for our increasing surplus
products, also our active participation
iu the solution of the Chinese problem
tend to make New York an actual com
petitor in the scheme for the develop
ment of the far east. It is a near possi
bility that the Now York Stock Ex
change will actively deal in many for
eign stocks and bonds. The United
States, with 3,000 miles of ocean from
European governmental complications,
will never take a militant part in the
rivalry, the jealousies and wars of Eu
rope. These wars make tho United
States every year stronger as a financial
factor and will, I believe, make Now
York the financial center of the world.
Up to two years ago the European cabi
nets took no interest in American diplo
macy and finance. America was re
garded as a granary in time of poor
arvest on this side and as a dumping
ground for surplus population. Now,
no cabinet in Europe makes a move
without considering what is the position
of the United States in the matter.”
MANY REFUGEES FROM CHINA
Dr. Leslie Details His Experiences
With the Boxers.
San Francisco, Aug. 18.—A number
of ro.'ugees have arrived here from
China on the steamer Hong-Kong Maru.
Among them is Dr. P. C. Leslie of
Montreal. Dr. Leslie tells the following
story:
“When the news was received from
the north by a special messengei' that
the various consuls had ordered all their
people out of Ceina immediately a party
of five started out from the mission in
Honan-Ko.
“About the tenth day of our journey
we wore suddenly attacked by 200 or
300 yelling Chinese robbers. Among us
five there were only three revolvers.
We fought like demons to protect the
women and children. Several China
men were killed and several wounded
before tho weapons were knocked out of
our hands by stones and sword cuts.
“Most fortunately for our hard pressed
party, just as things were beginning to
look hopeless for us some of the Chinese
pounced upon our valuables. They fell
to fighting among themselves and robbed
us of everything we had.
“I have 13 wounds as a result of my
encounter with the Chinese. Fortu
nately my wife received no injuries in
the fight! a few slight bruises, that is
all, and tho other ladies also escaped
without injury.”
MAINE MULLS SHUT DOWN.
Under Consumption of the Product
Given as the Cause.
Biddeford, Me., Aug. 18.—All de
partments of the Pepperell Manufactur
ing Cotton mill in this city and the
York Cotton mill in Saco, shut down
today until Sept. 4. Five thousand ope
eratives aro employed in the mills.
The cause of tho shut down is under
consumption of the product due in part
to the curtailment of the export trade on
account of tho Chinese trouble.
>. ' Hot Weather In Carolina.
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 18.—This was
the eleventh day of torrid heat and the
eighteenth since rain fell. The damage
to the crops, particularly cotton, is groat.
The aggregate of maximum temperature
in the shade for 11 days is 1,102 degrees.
The coolest day was 98 degrees. The
average mean daily temperature has
been 87. All previous records fall far
below. Tho cotton Is opening prema
turely and shedding.
FALL OF PEKING; THE
ENEMY OBSTINATELY
RESISTED THE ALLIES
Internationals Forced an En
trance After a Desperate
Battle With Chinese.
JAPS THE FIRST TO ENTER
Demolished the Cham-Lang and Tong-
Chl Gates, While the Others Entered
By the Tong-Qulen Gate—Detach
ments Sent to the Legations, Where
the Ministers Were Found Safe.
Shanghai, Aug. 18.—The general at
tack on began Aug. 15, in the
morning. The enemy obstinately re
sisted. The same evening the Japanese
demolished the Cham-Lang and Tong-
Chi gate and entered the capital. The
other armies entered by the Tong-Qulen
gate. They sent detachments at once to
the legations, where the ministers were
found safe.
Allies Lost Heavily.
Tokyo, Aug. 18. —General Yamagu
chi wires from Peking under date of
Aug. 16 as follows:
“The allies attacked Peking early
yesterday, opening with artillery on the
eastern side. The wall was obstinately
held by the enemy. The Japanese and
Russians were on the northward of
Tung Chow canal. The Americans t<id
British were on the south stde. At night
fall the Japanese blew up the two east
gates of the Tartar city and entered. In
the meantime the Americans and Brit
ish entered the Chinese city by the Tung
Pien gates.
“The Japanese loss was over 100 killed,
including three officers. The losses of the
allies have not been ascertained. Four
hundred Chinese were killed.”
CHINESE BARRED THEIR WAY
Tung Full Defeated and His Army De
moralized-Enemy Flees.
Che Foo, Aug 13, via Shanghai,
Aug. 18.—Couriers from the front re
port that after capturing Ho Si Wu the
the allied forces marched on Matou.
General Tung Fuh Siang, with a large
army, barred their way, but they fought
him back 9 miles, completely demoraliz
ing his army and preventing it from
making a stand at Matou, which was
taken with trifling loss.
Until Ho Hsi Wu was reached the
march was terribly hot and dustv, but
since leaving there torrents of rain have
fallen and made the marching extraor
dinarily heavy.
The American troops are suffering se
verely, many of them are falling out ex
hausted.
The Chinese were preparing enormous
trenches at Ho Hsi Wu with which io
flood the country, but the rapid advance
of the allies surprised them before they
had turned in the water, and they
dropped their spades and fled.
The Chinese army split into three,
one retreating to Peking, one remaining
to resist the advance and the third mov
ing south.
Indians Lead the Advance.
The allies are led in their advance by
a squadron of Bengalese cavalry, big
turbaned Indians who enjoy the heat
from which the white men suffer. On
Tuesday they turned the enemy’s flank
and captured many standards and bu
gles, killing 85, including ten officers.
They lost only one horse.
The Japanese cavalry engaged the en
emy’s front, at the same time, acting as
infantry. Messengers from the lega
tions are getting through the Chinese
lines daily and reporting to the allied
commanders. They say the Chinese
government brought strong pressure to
bear on the ministers in an effort to in
duce them to leave the city and thus
save China the disgrace of the capture
of Peking.
General Chaffee sends word to Tien
Tsin that it is not safe to send on sup
plies without a strong escort.
The British are sending up another
Lyddite gun and the Russians two more
batt< ~ies. The Sixth cavalry has been
rein: reed by two troops and the entire
regir.ent has gone to the front.
News has just been received from Pe
king that General Li Ping Hang and the
Chinese imperial guard are inside the
city with 80 modern Krupp guns: that
General Jung Lu and 10,000 Manchu
troops hold the forbidden city, and that
15,000 troops from Honan are bivouacked
outside the walls. The final Chinese
force at Peking is 40,000.
Welcomed by Prince Ching.
Shanghai, Aug. 18. —The allies en
tered Poking unopposed and met with a
friendly reception from Prince Ching.
All the hostile elements have already
escaped from the city. The imperial
court left for Shen Si Aug. 11 with the
Manchus. The Kaussu troops have gone
southwest with the object of drawing
off the allies and preventing them from
following up the court.
Bruce’s Official Report.
London, Aug. 18.—A-dmiral Bruce tel
egraphs to the admiralty i “Peking cap
tured Aug. 15. Legations safe. ”
Austrian Minister Wounded.
Vienna, Aug. 18.—The Austrian for
eign office has received a dispatch an
nouncing that the Austrian acting min
ister at Peking, Dr. Vonßosthomo, is
slightly wounded.
DEWET DEFEATS BRITISH.
Boer Routs His Pursuers and Takes
4,000 Prisoners.
Delago Bay, Aug. 18.—According to
Boer reports here General Dewet has
turned on the British, defeated them
and captured 4,000 men.
Hore Lost 14 Killed.
London, Aug. 18. —Lord Roberts re
ports that Colonel Hore, who was be
sieged at Elands river, has iust been re
lieved by Lord Kitchener, lost 14 killed
and 58 wounded, including Licutenat
Colonel DeLisle.
Young Woman Suicides.
Spantanburg, S. 0., Aug. 18.—Mrs.
.Annie Boyd, a young worgon» who had
been married but; a few months, com
mitted gnidiuo atTfiortpan,
NO. 105
NEWS OF FALL OF
PEKING CONFIRMED;
POLICY
Later Dispatches Indicate a
Severe Struggle In the
Shadow of the Walls.
DETAILS ARE AWAITED
United States Government Maintains
the Attitude Assumed "When the
Troubles Began—All Future Efforts
Will Be Directed Toward Protecting
American Interests.
Washington, Aug. 18.—Official con
firmation continued to pour in today
that the allied armies had taken Poking,
and that the legationers were safe. Thu
first dispatch came from Brigadier Gen
eral Barry, who had just arrived at Che
Foo to become chief of staff to General
Chaffee.
About the same time the state depart
ment received a cipher cable message
from Consul General Goodnow, al
Shanghai, stating substantially the same
thing as to the arrival of the allied
forces at Peking and the safe deliver
ance of the legationers. Those dis
patches, together with those of last
night from Admiral Romey and Consul
Fowler, dissipated the slightest vest
ige of doubt as to tho arrival at Poking
and the safety of tho legations, but there
is still an eagerness among officials fol
the details of the momentous event.
The Barry dispatch spoke of Peking
as being “taken,” which to a man of
military training, meant there was a
struggle. This tallied with the Japanese
admiral’s statement of fierce resistance
and considerable number of casualties
among the Japanese. Admiral Remey
also uses the expression that Peking was
“captured.” It is, therefore, accepted
among officials that an engagement oc
curred in the shadow of the groat walls
of Peking. The state department, as
well as the navy department, is expect
ing momentarily from Admiral Remey
the details of this engagement. The
admiral has stated that he had sent
Lieutenant Latimer, one of his staff offi
cers, to the front for the express purpose
of furnishing accurate information. His
dispatch last night came from Tien
Tsin, only 90 miles from Peking, and
gave promise that wire communication
with the front was open, at least in
part.
Policy of Our Government.
With the allied armies at Peking, and
the legationers rescued, it can be stated
that the American administration con
siders ono of its most essential purposes
has been achieved, and that now w re
mains only to carry out, with unswerv
ing fidelity, the purposes already clearly
defined by this government. Although
these purposes were made known some
weeks ago in Secretary Hay’s note of
July they now assume special impor
tance in the light of work to be fatten
up. Four distinct purposes were laid
in the declaration, viz:
“The purpose of the president is, as it
has been heretofore, to act concurrently
with the other powers.
“First—ln opening up communication
with Peking and rescuing the American
officials, missionaries and other Ameri
cans who are in danger.
“Second—ln affording all possible
protection everywhere in China to
American life and property.
“Third—ln guarding and protecting
all legitimate American interests.
“Fourth—ln aiding to prevent a
spread of the disorders to the other
provinces of tho empire and a recur
rence of such disasters.”
It can be stated authoritatively that
the foregoing declartions stand exactly
as they did on the day they were enun
ciated. The government considers that
the first purpose enumerated, namely,
“opening up communication with Pe
king and relieving the American offi
cials, missionaries and other Americans
who are in danger,” is now achieved.
There may be details of this rescue
still to be carried out, but no doubt is
entertained that the rescue will be ac
complished. That leaves the three re
maining purposes set forth still to be
carried out, and these are ohiofly on the
line of restoring order, quiet and secu
rity to the disturbed country.
Awaiting Advices From Conger.
The intention of this government as
to the with, rawal of troops from China
cannot be f >ted at thia time and any
statement bearing on this point is con
jectural. The fact is that the military
situation at Peking Is yet to be clearly
developed by the advices from those on
the ground. What course is to be adopt
ed concerning the troops will depend
largely on these advices, and upon the
exigencies of the situation. It Is stated
that there can be no immediate with
drawal of the troops that have been op
erating in China, at least to the extent
of giving them opportunity to rest and
recuperate. The fresh forces will guard
the line of communication between Pe
king and the seacoast.
Until information is received from
Minister Conger and General Chaffee,
no definite steps con be taken tn the ne
gotiations for carrying out the purposes
of this government in China. It will
depend on advices from these officials as
to where and when such negotiations
will take placo.
China Appeals to Japan.
Yokohama, Aug. 18.—Li Hung Chang
has sent an urgent appeal to Marquis Ito
asking him to use his good offices with
the powers. The marquis has replied
expressing sympathy, but stating that
interference is impossible at present.
NEW ROUTE TO SAVANNAH.
Seaboard Air Line to Build From
Lyons to Dublin.
Dublin, Ga., Aug. 18.—There seems
to be little doubt that in a few months
the Seaboard Air Line will build a
branch road from Lyons to Dublin. Re
cently a prominent citizen of Dublin
visited Savannah and was informed by
a Seaboard official that everything point
ed favorably to an early completion
of the extension to Dublin.
From Lyons to Dublin is only about
40 miles, wnich will put Dublin within
120 miles of Savannah against 170 as at
present. At Dublin the Seaboard would
connect with the Macon and Dublin
road and thus give Macon another line
to Savannah. _.

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