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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
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NOHKOMC NKMHASKA KlUDAY JANUARY 'JO 1)5. ! ) ( )
SEVERAL SHOTS WERE FIRED AT
ONE BALL WENT INTO PALACE
SEVERAL BULLETS WHIZ ACROSS
THE STREET TODAY.
THE EMPEROR WAS UNMOVED
Correspondents Have Close Call One
Bullet Pierces Window Just Above
Them Shooting Occurs During the
Blessing of Waters Ceremony.
St. Petersburg , Jan. 19. During the
annual ceremony of the blessing of
the waters In front of tbo winter pal-
alco by Emperor Nicholas this mornIng -
Ing , several shots were flred from
across the avenue and the bullets entered
tered the windows of the palaco.
w No ono was hurt but tuo moment
caused considerable alarm.
Ono bullet cu'.j. " hole through win-
dowa of NlcL $ fl , Immediately
above the wlndc > % which the
group of correspond * ) . f/f0 officers
were viewing the coremou.(1. . ? /
The imperial procession BOv 'fty. .or-
ward re-entered the palaco. Thu em
peror was quite unmoved.
Emperor Nicholas displayed splen
did norvo. Ho did not show a trace
of excitement and the ceremonies pro
ceeded without the least Interruption.
From the position of the bullet holes
It ! o certain that the bullets came
from the direction of the Bourse.
The police have no clue to the crim
Ono bullet passed just over the head
of the Associated Press correspondent.
Emperor's Miraculous Escape.
.Additional particulars show that the
emperor had a miraculous escape.
Some of the bullets actually struck
the little open chapel in which the
emperor was standing , and cut off the
staff of one of the standards.
Bullets fairly riddled the basement
windows of the palace , killing a police
man outright and wounding an officer
and htreo marines.
Had the gun been aimed a little
lower the charge of grape might have
wiped out the entire Romanoff dynas
Deep Laid Plot ,
.Everything on the surface seems to
Indicate the existence of a deep laid
plot against the emperor on the part
of men who enlisted.
v It Is understood that all men and
officers of the battery were Immedl
ately placed under arrest for examl
IWO ARRESTSAT BEDFORD
Frank Evans and William Browning
Charged With Shafer Murder.
Bedford , Ind. , Jan. 19. Frank
Evans and William Elmer Browning
were arrested on warrants charging
them with the murder of Miss arah
O. Shafer a year ago. The arrests are
due to a story told by Mrs. Cook , the
divorced wife of Browning. Her hus
band told her that he and Evans had
hilled Miss Shafer. In the confession
he says he made to her , he said that
he and Evans had planned to assault
Bliss Shafer. The two met at the
alloy and as the girl passed BrownIng -
Ing struck her. on the heaQ with a
lungshot , stunning her. Evans
caught her and carried her Into the
oab shed , where , with a rock ; he
truck her a blow on the forehead ,
which resulted In her death. Evans
changed his clothing , giving the blood
tatned garments to Browning , with
instructions to burn them. Browning
u gave them to his wife , who hid them ,
where , It IB claimed , they were found
ft few days ago. Among the clottrtng
IB a cuff with a button to match ono
aid to have been found In the cab
bed a day or two after the murder.
Kills Intended Bride.
Savannah , Mo. , Jan. 19. Martin
Faulsgrove , a well-to-do farmer living
K seven miles southeast of here , shot
jltf \ and Instantly killed Miss Mary Newman -
man , to whom ho was engaged to be
married , because she refused to
marry him at onco.'MUs Newman was
a school teacher and she Intended to
marry Paulsgrove after the close of
bar term of school. "You will marry
mo Immediately or never live to
marry another , " Paulsgrove remarked ,
as ho drew a revolver from his pocket.
'An ' Instant later Paulsgrovo flred
twice and Miss Newman sank to the
floor dead. Paulsgrove escaped and
Is still at largo.
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MURDEROUS NEW YORK BAKER
Italian Kills Compatriot and Injures
His Niece In Fight Over Basket.
Now York , Jan. 19. Thu custom of
an Italian baker to leave his heavy
delivery basket In the dark hallway
of an East side tenement while ho
delivered his wares , resulted Ina quar
rel In which Pasqualo Totorlello was
killed and his niece , Mrs. Maria Totor-
tollo so badly wounded that she prob
ably will not recover. Uoth victims
were stabbed. Mrs. Totorlello Iden
tified the baker , Salvatore Ferrari , as
the man who killed her uncle and
caused her own injuries. Ho was
captured after a sharp chase by the
The baker had disregarded frequent
warnings not to leave the basket In
the hallway where anyone passing
through would fall over It In the
darkness. When the Janitor himself
( oil over the basket he decided to
hare the matter settled. The quarrel
followed and Totorlello and his nlcca
went to the janitor's assistance.
When Ferrari was captured n few
minutes later and brought back to
the tenement house for the wounded
woman to Identify him the officers
and their prisoner wcro surrounded
by an angry mob and the policemen
had. to fight their way out
THIRD BALLOT TODAY RESULTS
IN NO CHOICE AGAIN.
ADJOURN UNTIL TOMORROW
Niedrlnghaua Has Eighty-One and
Cockrell Has Eighty-one Eighty-
Six Votes are Necessary to Elect.
Total Vote Cast Is 171.
Jefferson City , Mo. , Jan. 19. The
legislature today la joint session took
a third ballot for United States sen
ator without result.
The legislature then adjourned un
The ballot resulted :
Kerens ' 6.
Total 171 ; necessary to choice 80.
KILLS WITHJOWEL ROLLER
Patient In New Hampshire Insane Asy
turn Murders Two Others.
Concord , N. H. , Jan. 19. Mrs. Mlg
nonette Seavy , a patient at the state
Insane asylum today killed two In
mates with a towel roller and prob
ably Injured another patient.
The nurse was likewise hurt , but
COLORADO CONTEST OPENS
Committee Begins Taking of Testi
mony In Election Case.
Denver , Jan. 19. In the court of
appeals chamber tbo committee of
twenty-seven members of the general
assembly , eighteen Republicans and
nine Democrats , appointed to bear the
contest of James H. Peabody for the
seat of Governor Alva Adams , held
Its first open session and took testi
mony from two witnesses. Chairman
William H. Griffith announced that
sessions would be held night and day
to hasten the work of Investigation
to the utmost degree.
The protest of the minority against
the taking of testimony under the
rules adopted was by Senator Jeffer
son , who motred that it bo spread
Upon the journal and that a record be
made of its presentation. A motion
by Senator Barola to lay the protest
upon the tabla prevailed by a strict
Harry C. Riddle , minority , member
of the "Denver election commission ,
was called as the first witness for the
contestor. He declared that a rechecking -
checking of the registration list and
comparison thereof with the nomos
voted at the previous election showed
that substantially 8,000 names ap
peared upon the registration list , rep
resenting non-residents , persons do *
ceased and purely fictitious names.
When Mr. Riddel had concluded Jo-
eph Totter , a waiter , testified that
between 7 and 12 o'clock on the day
of election he voted at least twenty
times. Ho said that slips containing
names and addresses were gives to
him by men who he know to be prom
inent in tbo politics of the lower
wards of the city , and he was In
structed to vote the Democratic
ticket. He testified to having agreed
to cast such votes for the considera
tion of ? 1 each.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Convicted.
Carroll , la. , Jan. 19. After a sensa
tional trial , Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Har
vey wcro convicted at this place on a
charge of arson. They were charged
with setting fire to the hotel at Gild-
dan , which they were operating , ovei
n year ago , for tbo sake of securing
the Insurance. Two brothers , W. E.
and A. W. Hobbs , who were sleeping
In the hotel , lost their lives in the
fire. Harvey and his wife are both
twenty-three years old and they have
been married only a little over a year.
The penalty for their crime Is life Im
BOND FIXED AT $3,000 WHICH HE
BANKER GOES BACK TO JAIL
Bernard McGrecvy , Who Has Been In
the Holt County Jail at O'Neill , Yes
terday Appeared Before Judge West-
over and Was Bound Over.
O'Neill , Nob. , Jan. 19. Special to
The News ; Bernard McOroevy , who
has been In the county jail here on
the charge of embezzlement In the
Klkhorn Valley bank affair , yesterday
appeared In district court before Judge
Wostovcr and was bound ever to ap
pear at a future term of the district
court and has his bond flxod at $1,000
on each charge.
Slnco his arrest for embezzlement
ho has boon charged nt two different
times with accepting deposits after ho
know the bank to bo Insolvent. This
makes his bond $3,000 which ho has
so far failed to furnish and It Is bu-
llovcd ho will bo unable to furnish It.
DO NOT CONVICT EWING MAN.
One Juror Voted Blank Each Time.
Nine for Conviction.
O'Neill , Nob. , Jan. 19. Special to
The News : The case of the state
against Joseph Nlckallzaok of Ewlng ,
barged with statutory assault upon
ho person of 13-year-old Lena Klmch
n the district court now In session ,
ivont to the Jury last Thursday night.
The jury remained out until Tuesday
noon when they reported that they
were unable to agree , and were dis
charged. They stood nine to two for
conviction , ono Juror voting blank
HOMESTEADER DROPS DEAD.
Ranchman Dlckson Falls Dead Near
Alnsworth , Neb. , Jan. 19. Special
to The News : George M. Dlckson ,
aged fifty years , dropped dead last
night on his ranch about twelve miles
southwest of hero. Ho came here last
fall from Assumption , 111. , and took
a homestead of a section of land. Ho
Is a Mason and will bo burled by that
order Friday at 1 p. m. Rev. Carpcn
ter of the M. E. church will officiate.
He leaves a wife and one daughter to
NEW YORK JUDGE DISCHARGES
HIM FROM CUSTODY.
CONFINED AGAINST HIS WILL
Another Development In the Case In
volving the Brother of the Million' '
alre Tobacco Manufacturer Mrs.
Duke Was Not Present.
New York , Jan. 19. Brodie L. Duke ,
brother o the millionaire tobacco
manufacturer , who has been kept In
an insane asylum against his will , was
discharged by the court today , the
Judge declaring that the man was per
Mrs. Duke was not In the court room
when the decision was rendered.
r MRS ELIASJM THE STAND
Negress Tells of Her Dealings With
John R. Platt.
New York , Jan. 19. Hannah Ellas
the negress whom aged John R. Plat
Is suing to compel her to return $685 ,
900 , which he claims she extorted
from him during an acquaintance o
twenty years , told the story of her
life before Justice O'Gorman In the
supreme court , where the suit Is on
trial. It was an extraordinary tal
Of sudden elevation from the lowes
and most vicious surroundings to a
position of affluence , where money
was literally ralneu upon her and
where she had everything that grea
wealth could provide. She declared
that every dollar that Platt gave he
had been given voluntarily. She be
Ileved , she said , that she was undone
no obligations to return any part of
the money which she now possesses.
How much money Platt gave her she
could not say even approximately , as
ho never kept any accounts of his
Sifts , which were made In large sums
at frequent Intervals during their en
It developed during the examination
of witnesses that Mrs. Ellas had dis
tributed her easily acquired wealth
with a free hand among those who
had been of assistance to her. Law
yer August C. Nanz said she hod paid
him $20.000 in fees ; Lawyer Washing
ton Brauns received from her moro
than $10,000 in fees. Other witnesses
told of largo sums paid for services
of comparatively trifling character. ,
When the defense rested a lawyer ,
representing the banks brought Into
the case by an order of the court di
recting them not to dispose , of moneys
In their possession belonging to Mrs.
Ellas , asked for a dismissal of the order -
der and the judge granted the ro- '
' GRAIN RATES TO GULF
Interstate Commerce Commission
Will LOOK Into Situation.
Chicago. ' 111. DlVl'lHltlll Of
grain KhlpimMiis iKiin Omaha anil
Kansas City to Kuiopean porln vlu
western lines tluiiili ( ; Now Orleans.
Galvcston itml other gulf ports IH be
ing inquired Into by thu Interntato
commerce commiiisiun. The commls-
Ion will try to li'iirn whothur secret
rebates are responsible for thu diver-
lion of western grain shipments from
Atlantic ports via Chicago to thu
gulf portH. It Is claimed that thu uuo
of the special rnU > , which Is less than
the norinnl turlff , tins buen dlruully
responsible for shipments of corn
ainountliiK to over 1,000,000 , bushels
from Uniuhn and Kansas City by local
and Omiihix main shippers by wny of
Now Orluans , Instead of Chicago ami
thu Atlantic ports.
Murder at Richmond , M .
Richmond , Mo. , Jan. 19. Dr. Km-
tnett Perdue , head physician of the
North American Copper company at
Encampment , \Vyo. , wut shot anil
killed at the homo of F. M. Leukoy ,
his fathor-ln-Inw , tbroo miles south
vtoBt of horo. Dr. I'ordue'H wlfo was
hold temporarily , hut she wan allowed
to remain at her father's home.
ALL CHARGES AGAINST JUDGE
8WAYNE ARE APPROVED.
XPBN6E BILL THE MAIN ITEM
Speaker Authorized to Appoint Seven
Members to Present Case to Sen
ate Matter Has Been Under De
bate for a Week.
Washington , Jan. 19. The housfl
adopted the twelve articles of Im
peachment against Judge Charles
Bvrayuu of the district court of thu
Northern district of Florida , which
had been presented by Its special
committee of Investigation. The
speaker was authorized to appoint
van members to present the case
to the senate and conduct the im
peachment proceedings before that
body. This action was the culmina
tion of a debate which has been In
progress for over a week and which
has developed partisan feeling and
personal vltiipeiatlon. Thu first vote.
that to table the llrut three articles ,
those relating to the falsification of
ttzpcnficr ; , went against Judg ' Swnyni *
by the narrow margin of live votes.
This was regarded as the teal vote ,
as the charge regarding expenses was
the only one concurred In by the mem
bers of the committee binning the ml
not It v report. The motion to table
these aitides was lost Ififl to 1(53. (
Twenty-four Republicans voted with
the Democrats against tabling and
three Democrats voted with the Re
publicans to tablri. On roll call these
three articles were adopted. Articles
4 and 5 , relating to the free use of a
private car by Judge S\vayno , were
made the subject of a separate vote ,
and adopted. Mko action followed
with regard to articles (3 ( and 7 , charg
ing him with non-residence In his dis
trict. This was the last roll call , as
articles 8 , 9 , 10 and 11. relating
to the Davis-Bclden contempt case ,
and article 12 , relating to the O'Neal
contempt case , were declared adopted
on viva voce votes. The last time
the house voted to present articles
of Impeachment was In 1870 , when It
voted the Impeachment of W. W.
Belknap , secretary of war under Pres
The debate was chiefly notable for
tbo closing arguments in the case.
That for Judge Swayno was made by
Qlllett ( Cal. ) and for Impeachment by
Palmer ( Pa. ) . Glllott made an earn
est plea for the judge and Palmer
poke strongly for purity on the. bench
and for Impeachment.
SENATOR STONEMAKES ADDRESS
Talks of Charges of Impropriety In
Conduct of Recent Campaign.
Washington , Jan. 19. The charges
of Impropriety made In connection
with the campaigns of 1896 and * 1904
were revived for a time In the senate
by Stone , who spoke In support of
his resolution providing for an In
yestlgatlon of the charges. He uaud
with much freedom the names of
President Roosevelt , Judge Parker
and Chairman Cortelyou , and again
related the allegations that Mr. Cor
telyou had used the InformaTIon SB-
cured by him as secretary of com
znerco and labor to secure money
from the trusts.
The discussion of the statehood bill
continued , with Clay , Nelson , BafTOy
and Stewart as speakers. The former
senator and late vlco presidential can
didate , Hon. H. O. Davis , was a visit
or on the floor of the senate and was
cordially received by senators gen
erally , especially by Senator Fair
banks , his rival in the recent cam
School for Stammerers Burns ,
St. Louis , Jan. 19. Forty students
had thrilling escapes from death in a
fire which completely destroyed tbo
Codto St Clark school for stammerers
at Brighton , III. One student was Be-
Verely burned , but no Uvea were lost.
GRAND MASTER MORRIS3EY IS
CALLED TO SETTLE IT.
EMPLOYES OF PENNSYLVANIA
Probable That n Strike Will be Or
dered That Will Congest Traffic of
Coal and Other Shipping Trainmen
and Management of Road at Outs.
Philadelphia , Jan. 19. Grand Mas
ter MorrlHHoy him boon called here to
adjust the dlffuruncufi butwuun thu
trainmen and the iniiimiimiunt of the
It in bolluvud that a iitrllto will bo
callud which will result In I ho HorloiiH
congestion of coal and othur traffic.
Woman Tells of Election Frauds.
Pueblo , Colo. , Jan. 10. In a depo
sition by Mrs Hlanche Shaw , prouent-
ed here In a hearing In thu district
court In the election fraud canes , Mm.
Bhaw declares that she auglBtod Chief
of Dotocllvos 10. IIVllnon In making
out dozens of fraudulent roeliUratlon
sheets and had received pay from him
for so doing. Mrs. Shaw has boon In
cuRtndy slnco the grand Jury began
Investigating election fraudfl. and the
deposition wan taken In order to se
cure her freedom.
Combes' Ministry Is Out.
Paris , Jan. 19. The Combos minis
try presented Us resignation to Pros !
dent Louhot at the Blysoo palace and
the president accepted It , but asked
the ministers to Individually carry
on their functions until a now cabluot
GREGORY COMMERCIAL CLUB.
Thirty Business Men Join Hands to
Advertise the Now Town.
Gregory , S. D. , Jan. 19. Special to
The News : Last night the citizens of
Gregory mot on masse and organized
a commercial club for the purpose of
promoting and advertising tbo town ,
which Is located In a very advantage
ous place on the Rosebud. On account
of the several ntronmtj of water the
town has a splendid drainage and IH
accessible by wagon road from any di
rection for thirty miles. The town is
growing rapidly and bus all thu fncll
Itlos of an older town. The commor
clal club now has about thirty busl
ness men as mombonj and promises
to be an Imitortant factor In the build
IIIR up of the town and nurroundinf ,
country. The following officers were
elected : President E. E. Humphreys ;
vlco president , W. H. Blessing ; secre
tary , Joy M. Hackler ; treasurer , W. E.
OPERATORS AND MILL OWNERS
BOTH SIDES CLAIM VICTORY
Employes Return to Work at Re
duction Against Which They Struck
Six Months Ago and Governor is to
Go Over Books of Mills.
Boston , Jan 19. The strike of thu
cotton mill operatives at Fall Itiver.
which aflucled about 2r..OOO poisons
and bus boon in pi ogress foi six
months , to the great hardship and
suffering of Fall River's people , was
settled through thu mediation of Gov
ernor William L. Dtuglns. Under the
terms of un agreement accepted TTy
both manufacturers and operatives , at
a conference held at the state house ,
the strikers will return to work at
ones under the 12 > Xj per cent reduc
tion , against which they struck , and
with no discrimination because of the
strike No rate of wages was estab
llshfid. but it was agreed that Gov
ernor Douglas shall Investigate the
matter of margins between the cost ol
cotton to the mill owners anT ! the sell
Ing price of the cloth , and submit his
conclusions as to an average margin ,
upon which the manufacturers are to
pay a dividend of C per cent on wages
earned from the present time to April
1. Both sides regard the outcome of
the deliberations as a victory. The
trlkers' committee expressed great
satisfaction with the terms of settle
ment , believing that the evident spirit
of tbo manufacturers to pay at leasi
until April a dividend or Increase
hould the margin reach the figure
which Governor Douglas will fix , is an
Indication that the mill owners wll
aim to lay down such wages as wil
not bo Incompatible with reasonable
profits for the mill stockholders.
The manufacturers on the other
hand feel that their contention that
they are now paying wages as high as
conditions warrant will bu establishei
by the governor's Investigation
Governor Douglas , In a statomen
Issued after the conference , exprosset
especial pleasure that the manufact
ur rs had accepted even a mndlflei
form of arbitration and said that tin
felt assured that the arbitration spec
now planted would grow In a few
years to a. point that would prevnnt a
recurrence of "these demoralizing
and pitiful strikes. "
THE CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Condition of thu wonthor nti record-
id for the 21 bourn ending ut 8 n. nt.
Minimum 1 ! !
Cotal snowfall , Inches 0
fetal precipitation for month . . .GO
Chicago , Jan. 19. The bulletin lamed -
mod by thu Chicago ntatlon of the
United BtatoH wunthor bureau this
nornlng , ilvon ; the forcciuit for Nc
> ranlca an folioWH :
Fair tonight and Friday. No decid
ed change In tumporaturu.
Mrs. Chadwlck Is III.
Cleveland , Jan. 19. Two physicians
ware railed to seu Mrn. Caanlo L ,
Chndwlck In the jail. Hho Is said to
bo suffering from physical and mental
collapse. Attorney Dawluy uaya sh
Is ttllllcted with heart trouble and
would not bo ahlo to stand a trial In
court In her present condition. The
announcement that Mr. Carnegie had
decided to reimburse thu losara by
the failure of the Oborlln bank ban
eomod to greatly affeut Mrs. Chad-
EIGHT REPUDLICANS REFUSE TO
ITTENGER LEADS THE BREAK
even of the Doltero Vote for R. 0.
Keren * and One for Dr. Pettljohn ,
, Refuse to Abide by Result of Sep
arate Balloting !
Jefferson City , Mo. , Jam. 19. The
toll of fllx Republicans on the first
and two moro on the second ballot
from the ranks of Thomua K. Nlod-
rlnghaui , the Republican caucus nom-
inuo for United States senator to suc
ceed Francis M. Cockrell , whoso
election had suemud assured , resulted
In no choice In the joint session of
the legislature. With the exception
of one , who cast his ballot for Dr.
Pottljohn of Linn county , all the bolt
ers voted for Richard C. Kerens of
St. 1,0111H , who was the strongest oppo
nent of Nledrlnghaus In thu caucus.
Immediately after the second ballot ,
which resulted as follows , the joint
cfaEtlon adjourned : NledrlnghauB , 85 ;
Cockrell , : , Kerens , 7 ; mtljohn , i.
On the nrst ballot Nledrlnglmus ro-
celved 87 votes , two less than tha
number required for election. Cock
rell received 83 and Kerens C.
Tbo defeat of Mr. Nlcdrlnghaui was
predicted following a conference of
the Kerens men with their leadar
lust before the joint session.
The Ilrst break came when the
name of Representative John I , . Bit-
linger was called , soon after thrt
opening of the Joint hesslon. The
call of the Joint session began Im
mediately after the announcement of
the vote taken In the separate house *
for United States senator. John I * .
Blttlnger of Buchanan , Who Is the
oldest members of the house , cast hl'i
ballot for R. C. Kerens and his ex
ample was followed by Glover Branch
of Lafayette , F. R. Cook of Ho well ,
C. Elliott of Jasper , James Roach of
Jasper and Oliver Grace of St. Louia.
On the second ballot , George Hata-
feldt of Newton switched over to the
Kerens side , while E. M. Kfrkham of
Camden left the ranks of the caucus
nominee and voted for Dr. Pettljohn
After the Joint session adjourned ,
the hotel lobbies rapidly filled and
discussions of animated Intensity en
sued. After a time the Republican
members of the legislature hetH a
conference. Representative Blttlnger
was the only one of the men wlTo bolt
ed Nledrlnghaus who attended , tin
took no part In the conference ba-
yond listening to the discussion of
tbo situation. A telegram from Major
William Warner of Kansas City was
read , in which Major Warner stated
that he would accept no office that
might come to him through treachery.
The conference selected a committee
to see that all members were present
today at the joint session.
At the same time the Democratic
members of the house held a caucus
and discussed plans for reorganizing
the house and deposing Speaker Hill.
No definite conclusions were "reached
It Is current , however , that should
they attempt this they will join with
the Kerens Republicans in electing
Dr. Pettljohn for speaker.
Interesting developments are ex
pected. Claims are made by the anti-
Nledrlnghaus forces that fifteen votes
will bo taken from the Niedringhaus
strength today. They say that having
roted for him twice on Joint ballot ,
the pledged members have done their
duty and are now free to vote for an
other candidate , and , if necessary , to
Join in a call for another caucus on
a senatorial nominee.
Ormsby Pleads Not Guilty.
Portland. Ore. , Jan. 19. Salmon B.
Ormsby. recently Indicted by the loA-
eral grand jury on a chares of con
spiracy to defraud the United States
government of public land , entered a
plea of not eullty In th * United States
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