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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
October 18, 1894
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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
Kew Series of
CoaeoUdatioa of tke
Farmers Alliance and Neb. Independent.
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Ths Wealth Makers Fablitbiig Osmpany,
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Or add a aorrow to a atriekaa aosjl
That seeks a baaling balm to make it whole?
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For Governor ...Silas A. Holcoub
Lieutenant-Governor....... James N. Uavcin
Secretary of State eeeeeeaaeeaae Hilary W. McFaddbn
State Auditor.................... Joan W. W ilson
State Treftsurr....................JOBK H. Powers
Attorney-General ...Daniel B. Cabky
Com. Public Lands A Bldga Sidney J. Kkmt
Supt. Public Instruction........... .....Wm. A. Jonks
First District......... A. H. Want
Second District ;.1. Clem Ubavbh
Third District John M. Iiktine
Fourth District W. I.. Btahk
Filth District.. M. A. McKiicuian
Sixth District Omar M. Kim
County Attorney Fbedirick Sbkpherd
County Judge W. Hkhqk
County Commissioner...... .(. 8. Parwatkr
k. 1, (.hammers
..Thomas 0. Stkvkn
A, C. IlKRRII'K
C. tt. Jones
.......Frank I). Eokr
......... John Hahti.inb
O. M. Dunn
go marching through
15ATTLE UtEEK, Michigan DB8 a CO-Op-
IT is reported tbat a,WV women in
Buffalo, N. Y., receive less than $2.50 a
week for their labor.
The Chicago Times publishes the state
ment that William Waldorf ABtor's in
come is $8,900,000 a year.
The New York city banks still have on
hand, unloaned, idle, almost fifty-nine
and a half million dollars above legal re
serves. The horseshoers, teamsters, harness
and carriage workers of Chicago have
banded themselves together in an allied
Chicago has 150,000 trades unionists.
Host of the organisations to which they
belong have decided to support the Pop
The Commission appointed to investi
gate the Chicago strike have nearly fin
ished their work and will report the last
week in October.
"THEBFisa destiny that shapes our
ends," whether we choose wisely or fool
ishly. The foolish furnish valuable les
sons tor the wise.
The Denver News reports that the
Wyoming Republicans are badly scared.
All the northern counties are Populist
and the People's party will sweep the
stats. : ' "
The Illinois State Federation of Labor
has committed itself to support the Pop
ulist party. The Populist party of Illi
nois has also adopted almost the entire,
platform of the Federation of Labor,
which is a decided gain, tha F. of L. plat-
form being exceedingly staunch and
strong, broad and deep, uninjured by the
cutting and trimming politicians.
PAGE THE TRUTH FEABLES3LY
There is "a cry and nothing bat a cry"
from many. There is a demand from
others for legislative relief, and yet no
intelligent comprehension of what legis
lation is needed, or what would be just
Let us consider. The people who pro
dace lose what the non-producers or in
come receivers gain. And those incomes
come witheut waste of substance or
labor exertion on the part of the recipi
ents, in the shape of rents, interest and
Well, what's all the noise about? Do
you dare to say that rent, interest and
dividends are morally and economically
If they are not wrong, it is not wrong
for one man to labor and another to take
his product. If tbey are not wrong
slavery is not wrong, robbery is not
wrong, stealing is not wrong. But if yon
hesitate to say they are wrong, quit com
plaining, for there is nothing wrong.
Getting something tor nothing, or mors
labor for less labor, is all right, if it is
right to take rent, interest and dividends.
It you haven't the clear unmystifled
moral sense to condemn the monthly,
quarterly and yearly payments by which
men are made rich without labor, quit
denouncing in a vague, general way the
monopolies, and the tyrannies of the
W. W. Astor who lives in England
draws a rent income from American
workers of not less than $9,000,000" a
year, or $28,757 a day, and charges no
higher rent than others do. If it is right
for any man to tax others rent for bouses
and lands (in excess of what is worn or
taken out of them), it is right for Astor
and all landlords to exact tribute. And
if rent is right, interest, or usury, is right,
and if these are right dividends out of
wage earners, and speculating out of the
necessities of the workers, are right.
But some will say it is exorbitant rent,
interest and dividends which are not
Ah! And will you be so good as to tell
us what per cent usury, or tribute from
labor, is righteous?
It is probable that such will say six
per cent is reasonaDie. Lies us see.
Aster's income, taken without labor ex
change from the annual labor products
of American citizens, reckoned as a Bix
per cent net rental, amounts to $9,000,-
000 a year, as above stated. Now let ub
suppose this man earns a liviug on the
newspaper he is publishing in London,
and that he invests his American rent
roll each year in real estate, which he
goes on renting at a six per cent rate. In
13 years he will have doubled his $150,-
000.000. In 26 years it will amount to
$600,000,000. And if the 4,047 known
American millionaires, whose combined
property is now $12,000,000,000, do the
same, in 26 years they will be the pos.
sessors of $48,000,000,000, in 89 years
it will absorb $96,000,000,000, or My
per cent more than the entire private and.
public property in thenation is rained at
today. And in fifty-two years these 4,
047 men and their sons will have heap
ed up for them, and secured in land
titles, property amounting to$192,000,
000,000, which would be a value greater
than that of all the real estate and per
sonal property of both North and South
America and the islands of the sea. The
population of the entire western hemis
phere would be wholly in their power,
subject to any rental tribute terms it
pleased this small landlord class to im
pose, and all, mind yon, accumulated by
a six per cent net rent charge. There
would be no American republic left, or if
left in name they would be simply govern
ments supported by the renters to furn
ish military and police power to keep
themselves in peaceable subjection.
The power of rent or usury, even at six
per cent, it is thus seen, would gather up
into the hands of the present millionaire
class the entire earth in about fifty years
and when they own the earth they practi
cally own the people who must live on
The reason that usurers did not ages
ago absorb the entire earth and reduce
all its working inhabitants to a state of
most miserable slavery, was because tha
conquerors have in turn been con
quered, nation after nation going down
and their laws perishing, and for the
further reason that the vast new world
was reserved for the poor and oppressed
In all old nations the workers are practi
cally slaves. In Great Britain, the oldest
of commercial nations, the masses have
been virtual slaves through all the cen
turies of the national life. But with the
introduction of machinery, the rise of
capitalism and the contraction of the
currency to a gold basis the land owners
of Great Britain were reduced in number
irom xou.uuu to au.uuu. Ana we are
much more rapidly following in the path
way of the people of Great Britain.
How shall we save ourselves from the
money and land and liberty absorbing
power of usury (rent, interest and divi
dends), which, with the present concen
tration of capital in the hands of the
few, is certain in a generation more to
bring all, except a very small millionaire
class, into bondage, into poverty the
most dependent, degrading and labor-
Would romonetising silver put a stop
to wealth concentration?
It would scarcely make an eddy now in
the mighty current of wealth concentra
tion, which has become like the rapids
above Niagara, because the rich now own
bo large a part of the resources and the
means of transportation and exchange.
' The railroads, the mines, the oil wells,
the timber tracts, the city real estate of
increasing value, the principal patent
rights and big manufacturing plants,
the enormously valuable monopoly
franchises, the vast issue of bonds, the
real estate and chattel mortgages, the
big holdings of farm lands, all these
have a power and a momentum in the
matter of gathering wealth into the
monopolists' hands that is absolutely
irresistible by anything less than a new
sort of legislation which will stop rent,
interest and dividends. And this sort of
legislation would be to nationalize every
monopoly. There is no robbery, no re
pudiation, no injustice in this. No one of
the stockholders would be unjustly dealt
with if the government condemned and
purchased the railroads, telegraphs, coal
mines, oil wells, street railways, city real
ALL ABOUT KANSAS LOANS
Ex-Mayor Hardy of Lincoln got aletter
a few days ago from his nephew, L. H.
Patterson, who lives 8 or 10 miles north
of Manhattan, Kansas, which furnishes
perfectly reliable evidenceon the question
of the effect of the Populist rule in Kansas.
.' Mr. Patterson has a large farm of 800
or more acres, and in branching out in
stock raising some years ago got into
debt $10,000. Mr. Hardy visited him
two years ago and advised him to get
out of debt, lest in the event of the next
period of hard times so large a debt
should ruin him. The letter received
from Mr. Patterson by Mayor Hardy last
week answered his question, "How about
your debt?" by stating tbat he had
taken his advice and paid off $4,000- of
the $10,000, and had renewed the other
$6,000 for a period of three years at a
reduced rate of interest. He had been
paying 6 per cent, but under Populist
rule was able to renew at 5 per cent.
This is a fact, and no mythical story. It
is not manufactured for campaign pur
poses. And it indicates a general fact,
or condition. What Mr. Patterson could
do any other man in Kansas having
security can do. Money can be borrowed
at a lower rate in Kansas today on the
same property than when the Republi
cans were in power, at a lower rate than
ever before in the history of the state.
The statements of Republican loan
agents in Kansas are simply political
lies, gotten up for campaign purposes.
If eastern people with money to invest
should go to these same men and ask
tbetn for advice regarding loaning money
in Kansas, whether it had ceased to be
safe to place money there, or not, their
answer would be that the people in Kan.
sas in energy, economy and old-fashioned
honesty compare favorably with any
equal number of people on the face of the
earth; that Kansas is unsurpassed in
natural resources, and that mouey placed
by such honest (?) careful agents as them
selves on Kansas farms is subject to no
risk whatever, except in that caving-in
locality where the land pillars eeem tc
have dropped from under.
THE PARTY OF PB0OBE8S
The tune which all the Republicans are
singing. Irom McKinley ana Harrison-
down to every cross roads post office as
pirant, is this:
"The people wanted a change, and they
This is their entire campaign contribu
tion for the solution of the greal social
problems. They deliver themselves of it
with great satisfaction, and an air of
having swept the field.
But let us see what ground they have
The people wanted a change, they say.
Why did they want a change? Wewn'f
very well contented with what tbey wen
getting under so-called "protection", it
seems. Prices of everything the poor
have to sell had been going down foi
twenty years, and debts, measured by
labor, had been doubled by the same
cause. Rents had raised. The cost ol
living had not decreased proportionately
with the wage and price reductions, be
cause between producers and consumers
there had risen up a large number of Re
publican and Democratic made monopo
lists. It was not so much the tariff tbat
made them as it was a reckless giving
away of monopoly franchises to the rail
roads, and special privileges, such as
farming out the business of ' making
money (currency) for the people to the
national banks, control of streets to
street railway corporations, gas com'
panies, etc. As a result of all this the
wealth and resources of the country had
been concentrating into few hands with
amazing rapidity and the majority of the
people were having exceedingly hard
work to keen their noses above water.
It isn't surprising that they felt it wai
time for a change. And they were foolish
enough to believe the promises of tht
Democratic politicians who charged all
evils to the tariff. '
Well, the people voted lor a change.
But all the change they got was a changt
of office, holders. Not a single monopoly
has been forced to loosen its grip since tht
Democrats went into power. And what
ever new legislation the monopolists hav
demanded the Democratic administration
assisted by the Republican senators and
representatives, has granted them. The
President, at the dictation of the Asso
ciated Bankers, called an extra session
of congress and by official patronage,
party pressure and the assistance o
ninety per cent of the Republican sena
tors and congressmen, repealed the pur
chasing clause of the Sherman act, tc
prevent the coinage of silver. It also
spent a year trying to pass a tariff bil"
which hurt none of the trusts which an
of the number supported by tariff dutiea
The people voted for a change and die
not get it. that is, they did not get relisl
from the grip and robbery of the sstab
usbed monopolists. The Republicans and
Democrats are in practical accord on all
really great questions, and they are on
the wrong side ef them. We can't get
any change from either of them. Tbey
propose no railroad legislation. They
both oppose the national ownership aad
operation of the railroads. They both
oppose government banking, or any
legislation which would do away with or
lessen in any degree the vast sum of
interest which is now drawn from the
wealth producing class. They are both
the warmest possible friends ol capital(
especially combinations of capital, ana
they have no word of sympathy even for
the unemployed who demand of congress
legislation to set them at work.
The people with short memories may
again be fooled. But in our opinion the
Democratic party has elected its last
president, and the Republican party, de
fying as it does the party of progress, will
go down swiftly before the coming cham
pion and gathering army of the people.
The Populist party is the only party
that cares for the poor of the land and
is determined to give them the change
that justice will bring. If you want a
change that will insure you regular work
and the just reward for your labor, vote
the People's Independent representatives
0 Bixby, what an everlasting pity
That one so keen, original and witty
Should sell his aoal to soulless corporations.
And serve the Shy lock class who rule the nations'
How conld yoa do it, how begin yoar lying.
When brothers poor for equal rights are crying?
Monopolies oppress ns, and yon know It;
Yet ridicule all men who rise to show It.
Ton'vs sorely read of Faustus and the devil
It doesn't pay, my friend, to trade with evil.
Humanity Is one, all wrongs we suffer
The rest to bear bnt make oar own way rougher.
There is no wealth except the love of brothers.
There is no Joy except In earring others.
There is no manhood known among oppressors,
There Is no love for those who help aggressors.
The lowest slave ie hired to rivet fetters
On other slaves, to make them always debtors.
The meanest men are they who He for shirkers,
And fasten leeches on the arms of workers.
The kings and captains, rich and mighty classes
As In the past, tread down the struggling masses.
"By sword and flame," oppressive laws and ly
ing; By hiring wits and sophists, mystifying
The ignorant ones, misleading and dividing;
By slandering reformers and deriding
Their means and motives, by "the almighty
The classes down ns, and affix their collar. "
Bnt woe to him who seeing all the evils.
Hires out his wits to do the work of devils;
Our song book, Armageddon, is wh
our great industrial political movement
has been long in need of. Its value is
recognized and its songs will be the songs
of the workers every where, in their homes
and the social and political meetings.
They alone furnish a very thorough edu
cation in social questions, an education
for both heart and head. We believe no
book of any sort placed upon the market
has more tban a fraction of its power to
do good at the present time; no book has
in it so much power to stir the hearts of
the people and kindle determination and
enthusiasm; no presentation of truth can
be made to reach and effect so many as
the truth that is set to fine music and
sung to the people.
The Commander-in-chief of the Indus
trial Legion of America writes under date
October 4th, as follows:
"Your song book is the very best, and
fills a long-felt want in the party. It is a
song book; it is not machine rot, but
genuine high grade words and music. I
shall issue a circular in a few days and
recommend it to the Industrial Legion.
I congratulate you on your great work.
The whole country will sing this music if
you can reach the people."
From the New York Voice we clip the
- Armageddon, TheSongsof the World's
Workers Who Go Forth to Battle with
the Kings and Captains and Mighty
Men. By George Howard Gibson. Manilla
180 pp., 35 cents, $3.60 a dozen. Lin
coln, Neb.; The Wealth Makers Publish
This is a collection of songs for the
times, with bright, catchy words and
good, stirring music. Among these are:
"Get Off the Eartb," "We Have the Tariff
Yet," "The Taxpayers Settle the Bills,"
'Battle Hymn of the Workers," "God
Save the People," "That Honest Dollar,"
"Hayseed in His Hair," "If I were a
Voice," "A Politician Here You See," "It
Stuck in His Crop," "Sunrise on the
Hills," "The Road to Freedom," "A
Drowning Cry," "Armageddop," "The
Rallving Cry," "The Pauper's Last
Smoke," "Only a Penny a Loaf," "Our
Line of Defense," "Plenty of Room,"
"Old Error's Mists are Sweeping By,"
"American National Hymn," "Jeans
Pants a-Comin," "The Money Power
Arraigned," "Timothy Hayseed," and
The coming to our party of such men
as Senator Jones, the venerable judge
and ex-United States Senator, Lyman
Trumbull, and other strong leaders
presages great things for us in the near
future. An enormous and enthusiastic
audience greeted the venerable' Judge
Trumbull on the evening of Oct. 6 at
Central Music hall, where he spoke under
Populist auspices. The largest audience
that has come together in Denver since
Gen. Weaver spoke there came out to
hear Hon. I. N. Stevens, Oct. 9, when he
gave in a two hour and a quarter speech
his reasons for just previously resigning
his position as chairman of the Republi
can central committee of Denver, and
joining the Populists. And these are but
a beginning of the break that will follow
RusKiir, Tennessee, is the name of ths
nationalist town and colony now being
founded by The Coming Nation under
the leadership of J. A. Wayland,the"one
hose." Wayland is a man of wonderful
ability as a socialistic teacher and de
structive critic of the selfish, competitive
anarchistic strife of the present. If his
community enterprise is not a success it
will be because the law of sacrifice is not
recognised by its members as the law of
life. There must needs be a supreme
Lawgiver recognized, a divine Being and
a more clearly understood, perfect law,
by which the greatest shall serve most,
and each be loved and honored for giving
forth all the service of his divinely created
and God-reflecting personality. A dis
position to shirk and criticise, to exalt
ones own worth, and compare with de
preciation the best service that another
differing personality can give, is sure to
disrupt and destroy the bond of union.
The old party press frequently asserti
that as there were no silver dollars in
general circulation in 1873 thedemoneti
zation of silver did not reduce the volumi
of the currency, and was not, therefore,
an injustice. Why were not silver and
gold in circulation in 1873? Because ol
the exception clause on the greenback
Why did the money power get one of tht
money metals demonetized? Becausi
they were planning to have Congress call
in the greenbacks and destroy them, and
with silver demonetized ' the greenback!
under their law would have to all be re
deemed in gold, and the increased demand
for gold, which the resumption of specit
payments would make, would lower pricet
of everything and greatly increase tht
purchasing power of their money. See?
The Christian corporation which we
advocated in editorials a few weeks ago
has met with earnest response. Eight or
ten families stand ready to mass their
means, energies, skill and experience, and
in all these resources they are, considered
as a whole, very well supplied. The
peculiarity of our plan, so far as it is
worked out, is to organize, not as
churches now are organized, to profess,
or by professing, Christianity, but as an
acting, practicing working body of
Christ, our law being to "by love serve
Boston garment workers will run co
operative shops. Now here is an idea.
What is the reason that we cannot co
operate in the west and raise food for
them, while they are making clothes for
us? Let us establish commercial rela
tions with co-operating groups which
will at least keep us all at work supply
ing each other's varied needs. The rail
roads will go on taking unjust tolls from
groups so exchanging their surplus pro
ducts, but with a steady demand of our
own arranging we can be sure of a de
mand for our labor and enough to live
Uncle Sam has 50,000 union printers
Don't ask for any profits out of them.
Distributes no dividends of their earning
among idle stockholders. The boys do
good work, get good pay, and prefer
Uncle Sam to any other employer. Being
paid the full value of their labor product
their earnings can not be drawn off and
hoarded, as dividends, and their purchas"
ing power reduced below the value of
their production. Think of this, andyou
will be made a believer in Populism and
One of the planks adopted by thelabor
unions of Bridgeport, Ct., who last week
organized politically under the name of
the Independent Progressive party, reads
We hold the right of human beings to
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
to be paramount to the rights of proper
ty, and we declare private property in
the sources and machinery of production
to be incompatible with economic and,
eventually, with political liberty.
One of the congressional nominees of
the Chicago Populists is L. W. Rogers,
editor of the Railway Times, organ of
the A. R. U. .Mr. Rogers was associated
with Mr. Debs in the recent railroad
strike, and is a man of very marked
ability as a writer and speaker, and will
command the enthusiastic support of
organized labor in Chicago, where he has
long been known as a reform newspaper
The latest news from Georgia gives the
Democratic majority at 15,000. In '92
it was 72,000. The Populists have in
creased their representation in the legis
lature from 12 to 90. And they have
carried four congressional districts. In
'92 they carried none. Tom Watson's
district went Populist by 500 majority.
Senators Jones and Stewart of Ne
vada, and General A. 'J. Warner, presi
dent of the American Bimetallic League,
are coming to Nebraska as the special
friends of Hon. J. M. Devine. They will
deliver campaign speeches for Mr. Devine
in thf Third district.
Write to Gen. Van Dervoort, 1110
South 32nd street, for his very excellent
book, "The Case for Bimetallism." It
contains collected statistics and authori
ties of great value, besides much original
matter, truth made easy. Fifty or one
hundred copies at 10 cents each.
Prof. Jones and Hon. H. W. McFad
den are holding large meetings in south
Subscribe for The Wealth Makers.
Mr. L N. Leonard o! Lincoln who Is s
member of the state horticultural society
reports that the flat-headed borer is do-v
ing greater damage to young orchards
at tbis time than it has at any time dur
ing the past 25 years. He says prompt
and thorough action will save many
orchards from almost entire ruin. The
remedy is to cut them out and where tha
insect has embedded itself deeply in th
bod j of the tree follow up the excavation
with a small wire probe and destroy ths
insect. Then cover the wound with
mineral paint made as thick as it can be
spread with a small brush. Pure linseed
oil thickened with oxide of iron is ths
most practical paint he has found.
How. H. E. Taubeneck, our national
chairman, writes us that the national
committee will furnish Senator Jones'
celebrated letter, giving his reasons for
leaving the Republican party, in pam
phlet form at $5 per thousand, postage
paid. He urges our legislative candi
dates and local committees to order and
distribute at least 1,000 copies of this
letter in each county. Five dollars so
expended for each county, placing the
pamphlet in the hands of Republicans,
would have a great effect. There is time,
but no time to spare, to do this between
now and the first week in November.
Our advice is, do it.
Vote for perjurers, forgers, usurers V,
thieves, railroad tools and yellow dogs, ;
the ones we have selected, or we (the
eastern millionaires) will cut the heart
out of you. We will have such men elect
ed as will serve us and suit us, or we will
bring ruin upon the great state of Ne
braska by forcing the people to pay their
debts before they are due. .We won't
have any uprising of the fool Populists
at the ballot box. They are all anar
chists, disposed against monarchies and
monopolies, and they must be kept down
by threats, by force, if necessary.
We think a discussion of great moral
political questions is not out of place on
the Sabbath, but the Republican party
has no such questions to discuss, and
Strode's campaign address to a gather
of irreligious traveling men on Sunday a
week ago gives another side view of the
man. A man who cares nothing for the
laws of God, is not the sort we want to
make laws for men. Let us have a man
who at least pays outward respec
to the Divine institutions and laws.
Thelabor unions of Bridgeport Con
necticut have formed themselves into a
political organization, adopted a plat
form, nominated representatives and
taken the name of the Independent Pro
gressive party. Their platform differs
but slightly from the platform adopted
by the Illinois State Federation of Labor,
which last week endorsed the Populist
As another straw to show how the fear
of Populistic control is injuring the credit
of Nebraska, it may be pertinent to men
tion that the town of Syracuse has just
sold $10,000.00 waterworks bonds bear
ing 6 per cent, for a premium of $150.00.
Evidently the money loaners in this case
are not alarmed at the possibility of a
change in our state government.
People's party is socialistic, or it
is nothing. But a government that is
not socialistic, that does not use the
means of all for the equal benefit of all,
is not a good or just government. So
cialism is the antithesis of selfism. Self
ism is the source of all social evils. So
cialism is the source and provision for all
The Dawn is a Christian Socialist
monthly publication edited by Rev. W.
D. P. Bliss, pastor of the Church of the
Carpenter, Boston, Massachusetts. It is
a teacher of pure primitive Christianity,
and is a very valuable publication in
these days of awakening conscience and
anxious inquiry. Christians seeking
light cannot afford to be without it.
We call attention of all our readers
who live in the Sixth congressional dis
trict to three columns of matter concern- r
ing Mr. Kem and his work, found on our' '
sixth page. Three columns more will be
given next week.
When there are willing workers living
in enforced idleness it is evidence of a
great crime or aggregation of crimes on
the part of legislators. Legislation for
and in defense of monopolists, is what it
We have it from a reliable source that
a considerable number of the Lincoln
members of the bar who are Republicans,
this year will vote for Holcomb and
Gaffln. Majors and Moore are more than
they can stand.
The Culberson led Democracy of Texas
has found it expedient to repudiate their
own money platform and are now trying
to run in on a half Democrat and half
Populist conglomeration of stump decla
rations. We advise all our subscribers who wish
to take a religious paper in addition to
The Wealth Makers to subscribe for
The Kingdom, published at Minneapolis,
Minn. Dr. Herron is one of the editors.
India has ceased buying silver alto- y
gether, and the country buys very littleV
ol anything else. AH round the world,
New Zealand excepted, times are what
they are in the United States.
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