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P1ATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, MAY 8. 1919.
Che plattsmoutb fournal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Fostofflce, Flattsmouth, Net., as second-class mall matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.00
There is plenty of moisture.
Nice spring weather welcomed.
No, Mr. Taft is not a dead one.
The republicans are not harmon
The democrats hardly know where
they are at.
Matters are looking better every
day at Faris.
There are a whole lot of things
that can be done for the betterment
of I'lattsmouth this summer.
Some poet has said that angels
"are all blondes, but in our opinion
that does not prove that all blondes
If, in the next few months, you
come upon the painful sight of a
man wearing a $100 suit and a $10
hat, blame the new luxuray tax.
Coney Island, like the farmer's
north pasture, has had its regular
spring burning off. and is now
ready for the season's verdure.
Politics are not running very high
just at present, but just wait till
the new congress gets in running
order, and then the fur will fly! Oh
How in tho name of goodness can
we hope to make the world safe for
democracy with Henry Ford still
threatening to build an automobile
that retails at $250.
The National Housewives' League
in appealing to the President for)
the return of the 5-cent loaf recalls j
that, sure enough, we once did have j
a coin of that denomination.
The decision on Shantung consti
tutes another amendment to the
Fourteen Points, the one affected
now reading. What- is sauce for the
goose is not necessarily sauce for
We used to rail at the folks in
the business office for opening our j
mail, but now that great men all 1
over the country are receiving bombs 1
by parcel post, we'll try to control
our ire for the time being.
A lady crossing Main street last
Saturday came very near getting
run over by an auto, and the driver
was going about double the speed
limit. Now, we saw this from our
office window. Someth'ing must be
done with these speedy drivers.
Back home in the little town,
which is typical of all the little
towns of Nebraska, this has been a
week of preparation. Mother has
gone about the housework with a
farawayook in her eyes. Dad has
Fpent a lot of time out in the wood
shed where the fishing tackle is
stored. For, you sec, Bill i3 coming
home nex week.
If Mayor Ed P. Smith lias his
way, and he probably will, Omaha
will not be a center of I. W. V. ac
tivity this year. He has forbidden
the Wearv, Wandering Willies to
hold high carnival in this city and
proposes to make all the members of
that undesirable tribe very unwel
come guests in the Nebraska. metro
polis. The war is over and the re
adjustment period calls for workers,
not idlers; for construction, not de
trt ruction; for co-operation, not dis-
nention. In the modern scheme of
life there is no place for the Idle
rich or the idle poor. All must work
and work together if civilisation is
to exist and mankind to continue to
work toward a higher and happier
plane of living.
PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Whoy mission is to keep the flag
intact on the court house?
Ilas anybody in Flattsiiiouth seen
a field planted to corn this year? If
he has he has seen more than we
You had better hold on to your
woolen underwear a while longer.
even if May is always supposed to be
a warm month.
The first uncensored news dispatch
from Europe, since the war began,
has reached this country at last and
contains no news.
It's a great sight to see the pres
ent generation of free, unshackled,
untrammeled women coming down
the street wearing hobbled skirts.
The Germans peace envoys are to
have fifteen days to decide whether
to sign the peace treaty or let it be
come effective without their signa
Talk up the Fourth of July as the
date for a genuine ' Home-coming
celebration for all the soldiers of
Cass county. The boys will all be
home by that time.
It is not so many years ago that
the old family doctor stuck a knife
into you and drew off a quart or two
of blood for what' ever ailed you.
Now he pulls all your teeth out.
There would never have been all
this confusion about the time t lie
signal corps will "arrive if the boys
had only taken over the Burleson
lines and signaled the information
It seems that Sergeant Fracasse of
Chicago, wearer of several war med
als and a crutch, was exposed as a
fake on the eve of his marriage. It
develops that Sergeant Fracasse was
a deserter from the navy, and has
never been in a real fracas.
A man was arretted In Kansas
City yesterday charged with having
drawn a weapon in a restaurant. On
the other hand, an Illinois 'man not
only was not arrest, but was given
damagesjor having drawn a tack in
a piece of mince pie in a restaurant
some months ago.
Secretary Baker is to be congratu
lated on his escape from Europe
without being knighted. The secre
tary's danger from this source was
very great, no doubt, and everybody
knows the blighting effect of knight
hood on one's political future, if
Able orators and able writers are
continually reminding us of the
state of the public sentiment. We
are fed up on lectures about what
the people are considering. We are
told that the public mind is In a
swirl over the question of this, that
or the other thing.
Some people like to spend their
time seeking strange significances in
notable coincidences, but we rather
guess they'll have a hard time find
ing anything significant in the fact
tho cables are to be returned to
their, owners about the same time
the peace conference is expected to
finish its work.
Suppose Italy gets Dalmatia, as is
now expected. Suppose ten years
hence there should be a Slavic up
rising there and Jugo-Slayla should
come to the ald'of the rebels. Under
Article X of the proposed league
covenant the United States would
be bound to guarantee Dalmatia to
Ita ly. Would the people who are
supporting the leagu'Q be prepared
to end their sons abroad to fight
in . such a cause? ' '
THE DRIVE OF IMPERIALISM.
If Imperialism does not capture
the peace conference and put the
peace settlements into imperialistic
chains. Wood row -Wilson will have
been the single force causing its de-
feat. Imperialists know their ene-
my; they can recognize nmi in an
Imperialistic organs In the world's
great capitals, from New or. to
Rome, are naturally furious at Wil-
son. me uonuon nioniuig xum
characteristically tory in denouncing
his "wild west diplomacy;" arid iu
calling it "the rabies of diplomacy '
the London Express speaks from Its
inmost soul. "Pertinax" In the
. i T-i T " : 1 1 t 4 V,
rJcno ae I'aris aim ur. wmuu iu im.
London Telegraph are as one In the
congenial task of coining new sneers
at "the lofty Wilsonian principles."
The fight at Paris against all the
massed element of rapacious im-
perialism has been forced upon the
president of the United States from
bo hoHninc Vn one pise OOllld
have undertaken, such a struggle
n 1111 IUC PUUiri nwfv v v v. i
tial success. Mr. Wilson's triumph
tviii hv n tan rnmnlpte. vet
the degree of the fury and the hat
red he arouses in imperialistic cir
cles will be the measure of his act
The struggle which has hitherto
been in Drocress underneath the
smooth usages and conventions of
diplomacy, has at times seemed to
be going against the single champion
of "ideals." His concessions have
been many; he has sometimes
yielded ground where a dangerous
sacrifice of principle was threatened
by the least compromise. The com
bination seeking to thwart Mr. Wil
son's main purpose has been power
fully supported in Europe and
America and the arts of publicity
and persuasion It has at its com
mand are of devilish ingenuity.
Imperialism at Paris has staked
much on sheer procrastination and
stubbornness in reaching agree
ments, knowing that the president's
executive duties at home would
compel his return to his own coun
try as the spring advanced into
summer. Circumstances conspire;!
to favor the game of the president's
opponents; the mere passage of
time was like the steady turning of
the screw in the vise that seemed to
have caught him. The theory wirs
that at last, in desperation, he
would yield everywhere the sub
stance of empire for the sake of a
new formula for the insurauce of the
The climax of this struggle has
been reached. The weapons which
Mr. Wilson so well knows how to
use have been brought into action.
corner dueling knives sanctioned by
what passes as the diplomatic eti
quet of secret negotiations. The
diplomacy at Paris has not been so
open as had been hoped, but tho
only open diplomcay there has been
the bombing work of Mr. Wilson. It
would have horrified Meternich and
Talleyrand and Castleragh as much
as It horrifies the London Morning
Post, infuriates "Fertinax" and Dr.
Dillon, and staggers Sonnino, but it
has the merit of proving that the
idealist" and 'doctrinaire," in his
extremity, is a tough customer.
Can Mr. Wilson afford to yield to
imperialism much more ground?
Not if the world is to obtain any
thing but a mockery of a "Just and
lasting peace." Imperialism never
assumed a more repulsive and ab
horrent form than it does today, try
ing to snatch a victory out of a
peace that was won only by rallying
to a holy crusade all the world's
forces of democracy. Imperialism
has no reply even to Lenine's bol
shevist taunt, that it "has succeeded
in slaughtering ten millions, in
crippling twenty millions in its
war." F6V the. world war is justly
chargeable, largely, to the imperial
istic plotters who so malignantly
controled the fate of nations..
Imperialism is a body of death.
Nothing has failed more completely,
hopelessly and tragically in the
everlasting effort to organize the
world on a coherent plan of, pros
perity, Uberty and justice ,than the
extreme nationalism, whose stupidly
excessive selfishness and egotism
invariably seeks to express itself in
territorial aggression and finally, if
successful enough, in word empire
j if this repulsive thing were to win
at Paris an unqualified victory, it
would be impossible to count the
converts to bolshevism, for not even
i . . . . .
i bolsiievism's terror could slay more
human beings than imperialism
- Who, then, is the true conserva
tive at the peace conference? Plain
,!tly he is the one who leads In the
struggle for what is so jjften sneered
at a righteous peace, introducing
new conception of international
I order and justice.' Springfield Re
FARMERS TO FIGHT RADICALS.
Progressive and far-seeing farm-
crs of t,ie co belt Illinois. Indi-
" ioa are forming a great
I .1 T -a
I At"(TOt1l7ll 1A11 t v i tl a1 11 il A liimilrnflfi
lu iu..u. i-u.-t U1
thousands of their own number to
walllc iva uic ujjms
to ain entrance in the Mississippi
valley states, it was revealed in
p .: u.bau.,.ai.vu nm
fight the encroachments of the Non-
partisan league, which dominates
North Dakota and is "spreading over
the west, and which for two vears
has tried to organize the Illinois
farmers, but with little success.
Seeking not to organize the farm-
- 1 1 , it C . I 2 ..
" " l" l 1,1
a -mium me imtrtoi ui
others, but rather for the purpose of
promoting 'Americanism' among the
farmers, seeking co-operation with
consumers and others with whom
the farmers have to deal, asking
legislation that will protect the
farmer iwgainst "sharks" of various
sorts, and promoting the interests
of farming fn general along with
other constructive interests of the
nation, are some of the purposes of
the Illinois Agricultural association.
It has opened oflices in Chicago.
with one of the loading duwnstate
college graduate farmers as secre
tary, and is busy organizing the
farmers in every county in the
state. Already sixty counties have
thorough organizations and there
are 25.000 members. It is expected
that the membership will reach 50,
000 in a few months. ChicagD
Have you paid your dog ta yet?
Better be at it if you want to save
If a I'lattsmouth woman doesn't
continue to trust her husband, it is
all because she believes truly in
For the last million years the
average commencement orator ha.
started outafter this manner: "Thl.--is
the greatest age. etc.. etc."
Admitting that the trust has abso
lute control of the beef of this coun
try, does that have a tendency to re
store confidence in hash and sau
An excited exchange declares that
the American casualties in Russia is
not very heavy, only about 200.
That's all right as long as you are
not one of tho 200.
A negro soldier who was confined
in a hospital was told by the beau
tiful young nurse that "you colored
soldiers give us more trouble than
all the rest," and the dusky lad re
plied: "Dats what the Germans all
The first business, when the Ger
man delegates appear at the peace
congress, is to be the verification of
their credentials, which means the
ascertaining if any of them are un
der indictment anywhere for loot
Illinois claims the most eccentric
man. Ho keeps his clock three
hours ahead of standard time, will
not eat meat, and has never con
sented to vote. Which is nil very
dull and uninteresting to n resi
dent of riat turnout h. where is sr.' I
to reside a man who will not argue
about. tho Leost'iA nf Nations because
he has never read either the original
jor the amended covenant.
Be sure your right, then go ahead.
Old Sol could help the farmers
The flag is waving nicely on the
court house. Thanks!
lne (lennition is a harheu wire
fence surrounding the garden of op
A school teacher, if qualified, is
worthy of her hire anywhere, and
should receive a good compensation.
One more month of school. The
little boys don't care as long as the
water in the swimming holes keeps
too cold for all practical purposes.
"Postponed on account of rain," is
not a very pleasing headline in the
papers just now. But we will have
to "grin and bear it," just the same.
: o :
That is true culture which gives
us sympathy with every form of hu
man life and enables us to work
most successfully for its advance
Most of the previous reminiscences
of other days 'about eating. Wasn't
there anything in the good old-times
worth paying attention to but ap
Wo are Indebted to the Chicago
Tribune for the news that Mr. A. G.
Bouquet is professor of vegetable
gardening in the Oregon Agricultur
The Bolshevist armies on the Si
berian front are reported to be re-
tirimr "in good disorder," which is
the way we should expect Bolshe
vist armies to retire.
Askinc Mr. Burleson to walk a
wire would answer the purpose just
as well as asking him to walk the
plank and would probably keep him
off Sot-ret arv Daniels' territory be-
If the American women, n their
ppeal for a 5-cent loaf of bread.
succeed m so ins a lu-eem loai
- .. , , r
that will last through a meal.
there'll be amnio excuse for a holi
day and a parade.
A visit insr Bolshevist in New
York, denving anv knowledge of a
Mav Dav bomb plot, says it might
have been hatched up by rough per
sons aiming to discredit the Bolshe-
vtst movement. Well, if that's the
way it was, those rough person
.Tnnn Onincv Adams was 80 year?
nf an-, omi n hp walked down a
Boston street a friend met him and
asked: "How is John Quincy Adams
today?" The sixth president of the
United States replied: "John Quincy
Adams himself is well, sir; quite
well, I thank you. But the house in
which he lives at present is becom
ing dilapidated. It is tottering up
it fen ii ri: tirm Tinio and the
seasons have nearly destroyed it. Its
r i nroKv wpll worn out. Its
tiiii v rVi?i tt rol. and it
l I i. ill invo i
tenement is becoming almost unin-
... t 1.1, n I 1 1 1 . T". r V 1
Adams will have to move out of if
foon.. r.ut ho himself is quite well,
sir; quite well." And with aid o'
liis staff ho moved on.
11T O IMi) uilll l ll lin tjuiiu 'ML I
In tbe County Court if Cass count.
State of Nebraska, County of Cass.
S!!;ro all persons Interested in the es
tate of John P Heeker. deceased,
both creditors and Itirs: ,rt,u
You. and eric!, of you are h. reb
notified that Kli'abeth Manff. 1(1 n
Catherine Maver tiled their Po tion In
the County Court of Cass ''n,:,
braska. on the 21th dt.y of Aim II. -X.
r. i.ii.. ..li.-.-inir that John V. Iwt K i .
Sr. departed this life in the fox n i
Miens :rove. at his home in the 1"
tV'of Mason and State of '""l
l ie lth dav of leeembei. -.
avinc a last will and testament, hat
oniv pri'u " , i.d,ri
will and t.-tam. m ... - ;"r!ntv of
i L.r r : deceased, in me
N.,.i'nn,l State of Illinois:
ceased was the io n . ' . of V.
County ot .." '"'" i..uer. Sr..
that sain Jt"," '
, .1,.. r,i nuinir n-.-..--
. , .t v- I n Cass
;s county. Ne
bVa'ka: The' S.nr.h hn.f
ren -.....-: Twelve
rweivo i. i .y y - ivinri oa I Merid-
i-i t:ast or me "--,,
jid will, the
l . of S-: 1 1 ion
i , p.; that acr-ordum '
5", "r;. i in Town?
Northwest MuarM ' - ..,,,. Twelve
Tem -'".r. rr-ivp
ill' l r.asi
.-..viden.e of said John' I . Kor; ' ,
WuZm PrinctpalMeridiar, was de-
R CI CTfin
;Ket Contents 15 Fluid Tracnnj n Hl f I II II
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AVcyetablc IVcpar oal As-;J un; :
I similalinUicrood b ReJ j 1 J
!mffi Bears tie
Thereby Promoting Dieslion
Cheerfulness and Kcstvonuu
neither Opium.MorphiBe nor
Mineral. Not Xahcotic
r 4-3 .
I hMnffJ Remedy for
i Constipation and Diarrhoea.
!! and Fcvcrisnncss a.-
ii LOSS OF SLEEP
! ' resuilin mcrcrrMrnnJntaw7-
Facsimile Sidnaturcof ,
las CENTAm coMPvsr.
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
vispl to Klizal'C-th Mangold and she
i. tlM owner of said tract: ami that
tlie Nrt!.ent quarter (NK'l'of Sec
tl'Mi Tw.-nty-t!.if e in TownshiD
rwt-lv.- (12) North of Ilanse Twelve
(1.) Kast of tins 6th Principal Merid
ian, was iiviscd to Catherine Mayer
for and lurin the term of her nat
ural life, with remainder at her death
in said land to ro to and he the prop-
rlv of tlte c-hililren ni said Catherine
Mayer in IV simple ahsolute, and said
"atheriin; Maver is the owner of a
ife estate in said last described tract:
and that the following is a copy of
the prayer of the said petition: "lour
petitioners, therefore, pray that the
ourt shall fix a time for liearine' up-
n this petition according to law: that
notice of the time and place of said
l.earincr shall he tjiven to all persons
interested in saiii estate, both credi
tors and heirs, for three weeks suc
cessively, according to law, to show
au.e, if any there by, why said in-
trument should not be proved, allow
ed and probated as the last will and
testament of said deceased ; and that
said will may be allowed and probat-
d as the last will and testament of
viM jonn i: jiecKrr, .-r., aeceasea, ana
that such other and further orders and
roceedinsrs mav be had in the prem
i.-es as mav be required by the stat-
tes in such cases made and provided.
It is lierebv ordered that you and
ill persons interested in the estate of
John I. Hecker. r.. leceasea, ootn
creditors and heirs, may, and do ap
pear at the county court to be held In
iind for said count v, on the 21st day
of Mav, A l. 1913, at ten U0) o'clock
a. tn., to slnw cause, lr any inere ne,
why the prayer of the petitioners
hould not he vrantrd. and that no-
of the pendency of said petition
ind the hearinir thereof he (riven to
all persons interested in sanl estate.
both creditors and Heirs, fy punnsu-
ntr a coiv f.f this orler In tne i-iatts-
mouth Journal, a semi-weekly newspa
per printed in said county for three
successive weeks prior to sam uj ui
hearing. . .
Witness mv hand, and tne schi 01
aid Court this J4th day ot .April,
I). 1111'. .
ALLL.N J. f.c.M'.,
.Seal! a2S-3w. County juuge.
OMIir.lt Ol' HKAHI.Xi
nnd .Notice of lrolne of AVI11
In the County Court of Cass county.
Nebraska. . . .
State of NeurasKa, i-oumj a.
To Herman P. C. Kupke, Georpe J.
Ionise Ku'pke. Friedrich Kupke. Kmllie
Kupke, true name Amen a ui- e,
list J. I I. JMM'Kf aim "
Kupke, and all otlier peisou ,
Vll In the estate of Herman Kupke,
lit If 1 t ' . . . . m -tt . y
i . 1 -
tin readins the peinion '1 '""
V C. Kupke praymjr mm '",.,,
ment tiled in this court on n
dav of April. H'19. and purporting to
be the last will and testament of the
aid deceased, may be prmea a --
jronSernm Kupke. de-
I'iiqu 01 ! ? I 1 . il I MU'l iii.-h -
- - -
mitted to probate, and t lie nan, r-.. -
tion of said estaie
l,euif-e ... , .' ,,...! il.at von. and
'1 ''pre , "r wd in said' matter.
i 1 ., r,i..,4 f lit
t lie County
y- 7 be held in and for said coun-
rrst Mini u, i i . i
.v ' .... n 1 nnn
tii l r i oay vjl uu...
... Til .
any there be. why the prayer
should not be prant-
of the ieiiiiooe. . f
, Voii and t e earW thereof
ril"L:V.';tJ" o all persons interested in
a copy of
said matter n j.u -"
i ,i order in the i-iansm..Ui.. ..y... ......
a fcmi-' . ; Veess I ve weeks
..v nn ner printed In
aid county, u- -
rior to said ",",r- nf
Witness mv. .T . w A
said Court, this isi "
V. 19U'. .TTi-v T TtKKSOX.
l?y FI.OI'.KNCK WHITK,
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The largest and best equipped dental otticea tn Umaha.
Experts in charge of all work. Lady attendant Mod
erate Prices. Porcelain fillings just like tooth. Instru
ments carefully sterilized after using.
THIRD FLOOR, PAXTON BLOCK, OMAHA tz
nr a n "
w inoxucia. v"- t vMQ slUa. SIlI Jul
for treatment, and no moaey to be paid unU I enred. Writefor book oa Kecta 1 Diseaa. with name
and testimonials of more than 1000 prominent people who have been permanently cured. .
DR. E. R. TARRY 240 B Building . Q1UAT1A, NrBRASKA
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
Genuine Ca ;toria
' For Over
mt ctNTau cenn, New Venn crrr
f y 1 "J
X1TICK TO COXTRACTORS
Sealed bids will be received at the
office of the County Clerk of Cuss
county, on Wednesday, May II, 1919,
until 3 p. tn., at I'lattsmouth, Nebraska
for grading, constructing small cul
verts and incidental work on the Ne
braska Oty-F'lattsmouth Project No.
L'8 Federal Aid Road.
Bids will be opened at the office of
the Hoard of County Commissioners of
Cass county, at their office in the court
house. I'lattsmouth, Nebraska, prompt
ly after the time for receiving bids
The proposed work consists of con
structing: 26.45 miles of earth road.
Approximate quantities are:
144.000 cubic yards earth excavation.
1,000 lineal feet, 12 Inch diameter
7(i8 lineal feet 18 inch diameter con
120 lineal feet 24 inth diameter con
96 lineal feet 30 inch diameter con
4 lineal feet 4S inch diameter con
127 cubic yards of concrete.
Certified check for 5 per cent Of tho
amount of bid must nciomtmny name.
Plans and specilica t ions for the work
may be seen and information secured
at the above office or at the office of
the State Knfffneer, Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Stat and County reserve the
rijrht to waive all technicalities and to
reject any and all bids.
Ui:0. R. SAYLKS.
GKO. K. JOHNSON.
M4ITICI-: TO dtUDITOKS
Tlie State of Nebraska. Cass coun
In the County Court.
In the matter of the I'state of I'ier-
son T. alton. Deceased.
To the Creditors of Said Kutate:
You are hereby notified that I will
sit at the County Court room In I'latts
mouth, in said county, on the I7th day
of May, A. I. 1S19, and oti the 19th
day of AiiKust, A. D. 1919, at ten (101
o'clock in the forenoon of each day, to
receive and examine all claims against
said estate, with a view to their ad
justment . and allowance. The time
limited for the presentation of claims
against said estate is three months
from the 17th day of !ay, A. 1). 1919,
and the time limited for payment of
debts is one year from said 17tli day
of May, 1919.
Witness my hand and the seal of said
County Court, this 14th day of April.
A. 1). 1919.
ALLEN J. BKKSON,
(Seal) County Judge.
OTICK OK ItKFEIlEfcrS SALE
In the District Court of Cass county,
Edward Midkiff et at. Plaintiffs vs.
Laura Irwin et a!. Defendants.
. Notice Is hereby given that by virtue
of an order entered In the above entitled-
cause on March 28, 1919, hv the
District Court of Cass count-. Nebras
ka, I, J. E. Douglas, sole referee ap
pointed by said court, will on the 10th
nay oi .nay, li'is, at ii:utf o CWCK a.
m.. War time or 10:00 o'clock a. m. reg
ular time of sail day, at the front door
of the Hank of t'nion. In the village of
I'nion. Cass county, Nebraska, offer for
sale to the highest bidder for cash, th
following described real estate, to-wlt:
The EH of the SEV of Section 1.
Twp. 10, X. Kge. 13. aud Lotti 1, 2 and
.1 in the XW of the NK'i of Sec. 6
Twp. 10. N. Rge. 14. and Lot IS in th
SW',, of Sec. 6. Twp. in. N. ng. n
alt In Cass county. Nebraska.
Said sale will bo open for bids for
J. E.. DOUGLASS.
ClfAS. L. CRAVES
and A. L. TIDD.
r. Fistula-Pay WhenCured
A mUdsystem of treatment that cures Piles. FUtuU mA
other Recta IDiseaaes In a short time, without . I "Da
tfn'ji I niMration. No Chloroform. Ether or .
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