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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 1003.
Uhe Best of
BASE BALL GOSSIP OF WEEK
The Only Double
JUNE 13 & 14
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That waa Papa BUI hitting tha bottom.
Dut ha hit It fighting and ha iaa't going to
tar thara Just because he like It. The
only bit of satisfaction we can extract
from the situation la that Omaha can get
no lower. And when tha team beglna to
climb, how nice It will be to say -just
look at 'em! Two weeks ago they wera In
last place, and now they'ra back In fourth.
and comln' fast." Cheer up, and fix your
eyes on tha future. Omaha Isn't going to
stay In the eighth hole, not for any man's
money. We have at least tour teams In the
leacue skinned by several city blocks, and
have an even break with the other three.
so what's the use of giving up right now?
You may call it bum ball It you like, but
von must admit that every man on uie
team Is doing his level best right now,
even Wright being braced up to a point
where he Is trying and with this spirit of
determination existing. It is not likely that
the Rourke family will stay long at the
bottom of the llat. The showing made at
Milwaukee was a distinct disappointment.
but It can be easily explained by the fact
that the boys are too anxious. Give them
a little success and they'll get back the old
time confidence, and then It will be for tha
other teams to stand from under. 80 don't
knock. Our turn Is coming. We have
evorythlng but the batters, and some of the
team can bat a whole lot better than they
Preston's performance may and may not
result In his release. He certainly earned
a severe touch of discipline by his conduct
during the last few gamea he took part. In,
and Manager Rourke has determined to
give him a little time to make up his mind
If he wants to play ball. About thirty days
off will enable him to decide on this point.
Preston can play ball, and when he came
to Omaha It was tha occasion for mucb
rejoicing among the fans, for they felt
that a worthy successor to the great Stone
had been secured. With a veteran In the
garden that had been watched by
youngster the season before, we felt that
the outfield was well taken care of. But
Preston very soon fell Into the habit of
shirking, and this grew on him. His work
was oar el ess and slovenly, in the field and
at the bat, and all efforts to get more life
Into aim had a directly opposite effect.
His last performance was to let a ground
hit Into left field go for a home run, when
under tha most favorable circumstances
it could not have been more than two
bases. For this he was promptly benched,
and Is now waiting without pay for the
team to return. If he has made up his
mind to play ball by that time he will be
allowed to show It. If he doesn't want to
play, he will have the fun of loafing all
summer, for Papa BUI has made up tils
mind to treat a sulky player Just as he
should be treated. Preston has no reason
for his actions. He waa well treated by
the management, and had the support of
the public until he deliberately forfeited
consideration of either.
It Isn't the first time Omaha has been at
the foot of the list. In 1S8S we captured the
pennant, with a magnificent team under
tha management of Frank Belee, and the
next year we won the booby prise with a
fine aggregation of false alarms under the
direction of Frank Leonard. By the way
Leonard seems to make a specialty of tall
enders out west He has succeeded In
maneuvering Columbus Into a position
where It could take last place from Toledo,
and then "resigned. In other years we
have had the same unpleasant experience,
and while we don't like It a little bit, we
know that some team has to be last, and
that there Is no disgrace In being at the
tall end unleas from choice. Omaha la now
last merely from necessity, and doesn't
propose to stay there unleas th other
teams In tha league play a lot better ball
than they are at present.
waukee bench, and tried to ahut It off.
Manager Joseph Cantlllon, who waa once
a prise among th umplrtcal aggregation
himself, aided and abetted his gang t th
extent that he was ordered off the ground.
He promptly refused to go, and first one,
then two, and as. last thre policemen were
called la to remove th pugnacious man
ager. H waa followed by his entire crew,
and th game went to Indianapolis. Of
course theae things mak It easy to suc
ceed, particularly when you remember that
300 people saw the affair at Toledo and too
were present at Columbus. On the same
afternoon 100 people attended the game at
Louisville. On would Imagine from this
showing of attendance and discipline that
tha Hlckey league la fairly booming.
Pittsburg has established a new record
for the other teams to gas at. Fifty-six
full Innings without being scored against.
six shut-out gamea and two Innings In the
seventh before a run was made by the
opposition, la a performance unparalleled
In the annals of base ball. In the early
'80 It came to be the custom to call a
whitewash a "Chicago" game, but the fa
moue old Whitestocklngs never did any
thing like the Pirates' performance.
There isn't much consolation In the
statistical record of the season's work of
th team so far, but here It Is:
A H H It. P C
Carter I08 1 31 .2X7
Thomas 83 S 21 .?S8
Wright 113 7 27 .133
Khugart 17 s 12 .210
Dolan 100 12 21 .210
Gonding 88 I 7 .100
Preston 97 14 18 .186
Oenlns 114 13 21 .184
Welsh 11 1 J .181
Hlckey 47 1 i .170
Shafxtal 26 0 4 .ISO
Companion IS 0 1 0b 2
Henderson 31 t I .033
Wilton 20 2 0
PO. A. E. P.C
Thomas .' Sk 27 2 .94
Genlna 89 13 a .871
Gonding 44 16 2 9rt7
Companion 2 21 1 .W8
Wright 289 19 17 .W7
Preston 68 0 S .0
Shafstal 2 26 8 .933
Carter 60 6
Shugart 31 43 7 913
Henderson 13 I .J"4
Dolan 64 75 17 .891
Milton 6 21 4 .Sa
Hlckey 16 18 11 .750
Welsh 7 0 S .700
TENNIS SKIES ARE BRIGHT
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Of course the hammer brigade Is doing
wonderful work Just now and particularly
along th line of telling Papa BUI to
strengthen. If some of these wise ones will
only put th old man onto a couple of good
playera. salary no object to Bill, he will
b glad to sign them. Plain truth of th
matter Is that players are scarcer than
hen's teeth again, and no war on either.
First basemen cannot be had at any
price; If they could the big league would
get them. Two or three of the big league
teams, such as Chicago and Cincinnati, are
short of first base players Just at present.
and are willing to pay any sort of a aalary
to get 'em. Same thing Is true of third
basemen. 8everal teams are out for good
men for this position, and are paying alt
sorts of figures for them. Stanley Robin
son of the St. Louis Nationals wrote to
Rourke last week, saying that his team
needs a third baseman Just as bad as
Omaha, and he Is looking everywhere for
one, and up to date In vain. Incidentally.
Mr. Robinson aald that Brown waa looked
upon as the pitching find of the year, and
that If St. Louis concluded to let him go
several other National league teams wanted
him. so there Is no likelihood of his get
ting back Into minor league ball. The re
port set on foot here by Bill Everltt to the
effect that Colorado 8prlngs Is to have the
servtces of Brown Is said by Mr. Robinson
to be without shadow fit foundation. St.
Louis and Colorado Springs have had no
negotiations .whatever on the topic. This
effectually takes the wind out of one of
Big Bill's boasts. Rourke has not entirely
given up hope of securing a couple of men
he needs, nor Is he at all despondent over
While we are on this topic. It must be
remembered that there Is still a chance for j
Hlckey to pull himself together and do tha
work he Is capable of. He If a-long way
from being a dead one, and while his work
Is not first class, he Is trying all the time.
He never was a shirk, and he wants to
win as much as anyone could so there la
riot only a chance, but reason for the hop
that he will Improve. Harry Welsh Is
certain to be an addition to the hitting
strength of the team, but his value In the
field has yet to be demonstrated. He la
anxious to make good, and If he doesn't
succeeed It will not be because he hasn't
tried. As far as the pitchers are concerned,
the situation Is far from hopeless. Com
panion and Henderson are doing" as well
as could be expected of a pair of young
sters, while Milton only needs the en
couragement of warm weather that is
certain to come now. Shafstat Is all
right, and ha been doing good work all
The umpire problem Is giving the Hlckey-
Ites much disturbance Just now. Neither
managers nor players show any respect
for the officials selected by the great
Thomas J., and much trouble has followed.
At Toledo Monk Foreman and at Columbus
Tony Mullane were the subjects of assault
snd had to have police protection on Ftl
dsy afternoon. On the same day at In
dlanapolla Umpire Cunningham didn't like
the noise that waa being mad on the Mil'
With the week Just passed the troubles
that had oome to the tennis enthusiasts
because of steady rains have been mostly
lighted and courts all over town are once
more til condition to be played upon. The
courts. In no case, had been particularly
hurt, but were so thoroughly wetted and
soaked as to take several days of sun
shine and warmth to dry out For the
first time this year the courts at the Field
club were really In condition to play upon
and even now they are hardly as fine or
fast aa those of the St. Croix club,
These latter courts are the best In the city
at present, and are far superior to the
courts that were originally In their place
years ago. When the courts were origi
nally placed there back In the '90s a brick'
bat bottom was placed in and the new
courts are built over this grounding, and
have the advantage of it. While they slope
slightly, the slope is no great hindrance
to the value of the courts, and It allows
of far better drainage during the quick
showers of June and August. The five
courts have been so arranged that they
have a clear space of twenty-four feet
back of the lines. This Is more than the
best of eastern courts and Is unusual for
western courts, which are generally some
what crowded. Besides the regular courts
of the St. Croix, the Field club, the Coun
try club, the Shiiner and others which have
been In existence for some time, a number
of other private courts have been building
during the last week and the number of
players greatly augmented.
While the practice most of the players
have had is very ' slight, the tournament
preliminary to tha Interstate are already
assured. This week the Field club will
bay a club handicap tournament beginning
on Tuesday evening and extending through
out the week. During the period of the
tournament play will begin each evening at
I o'clock and continue until dusk. It is
hoped that the finals can be played on
Saturday afternoon In this . tournament
While no definite plans have been made
by the tennis committee of the Field club
It Is expected that, following this tourna
ment, there will be an open handicap city
tournament and a city championship tour
nament before the Interstate, which will
be played during the week beginning Au
gust 17. This tournament Is practically the
oulmlnating feature of the tennis year in
Omaha, and everything points to even a
more successful meeting this year than
last Practically all of the outside play
ers wno parucipatea last year are sure
of being here again this year, and there are
promises of additional players of merit
from outside. Besides there are a number
of local men who did not take part last
year that are playing a great game this
year and will enter.
GOLFERS GET ONTO THE LINKS
Go Olal Itmnti Time's Refers
Brlags the Players Back
Golf has taken a sudden leap Into favor
during th last week and a number of local
tournaments have been arranged for at the
Field and Country clubs. The bad weather,
which had stopped play almost entirely
for more than a week, gave the players
enough of a lest to draw them out In large
ctowds aa soon as the sun and the warm
breeaea were apparent and they have
flocked over the links all week. On Wed
nesday the women of the Country club
competed for the Foye cup and It fell to
Miss Dewey for the third time, giving her
permanent possession of It. It was hardly
expected that Miss Dewey would secure it
despite her excellent record, as she has
hardly been playing any this year and
several of the other women enthusiasts at
the club have been on the links regularly
since early spring.
The links at the Country club did not suf
fer any because of the wet weather and
really Improved under the soaking. The
grass waa kept down and, but for a few
days when the ground was very soft they
could be played upon readily all of the
time although few of the followers of the
caddie bsg braved the rains.
At the Field club, however, the rain proved
a great drawback, as It prevented keeping
the grass cut and It became so long that
It was almost Impossible to go around the
course without carrying a pall of balls for
the eighteen holes. Tho few players who
continued at the game during the stormy
period played In hard luck and lost balls
and made low scores because of the high
crass. But the course has been gotten
back Into good shape and the play of
Saturday, when the handicap In the
Field club cup series was played.
proved very good and some of the scores
were very good Indeed. Following the in
tentton of the Field club to Interest the
women In golf an attempt win De maae
Tuesday afternoon to hold a ladies' hand!
cap tournament and. If It proves success
ful. It will be made the first of a series.
The Country club has planned by far the
largest number of tournaments so far.
Saturday they played the second of the
series In the Cartan cup series and next
Saturday they will meet wtth the Evanston
golf club of Kansas City In a ten men
match. Last year the Country club Jour
neyed to Kansas City and won over the
Evanston club after a hard struggle. It
la not expected that they will lose this
year, as both teams will be practically the
same and neither has suffered much more
than the other because of lack of practice.
On Wednesday of this week there will also
be a ladles' handicap sweepstakes. These
tournaments for the women in the mid
dle of the week have proven quite success
ful and have brought out a fair number
of entries. The cup that the tournament
committee has given for a series of five
tournaments to be held monthly Is an
added point of Interest to the golfers of
the club and the first contest of this series
Is set for June 27. The play In this series
Is an eighteen hole handicap.
The date of the Transmlsslsslppl tourna
ment has been changed from August to
September, as the course at Des Moines
was badly damaged by the floods and will
not be In good condition until then. The
public course, which Is an eighteen hole
course, will be used for the tournament
and will be turned over to the Transmls
slsslppl Golf association during the week
of play. It is expected that the tourna
ment will differ little In events and quality
from that held here last summer.'
PACKERS TO KILL ARBITRARY
Big; Booth Omaha Concerns Strive to Secnr
Abslition of Bridge Tariff.
DEMAND SAME CONCESSION AS OMAHA
Railroad Maa Thlaks If racking
Coaapnale Win th Fight May
Be Extended Indefinitely
Thronghont the state.
SAILORS ENJOY" FINE NIGHTS
Moonlight on Mnnnwn More Fan Than
Racing, Which I Spoiled
Following the Field club tournament of
this week the St. Croix club will hold Its
open handicap city tournament during the
entire week following. The character of
this tournament is much more sweeping
than the former, and Interest Is very great
as to its outcome. Entries have been com
Ing In very rapidly and the outlook Is
good for not less than forty entrleg In
singles and half as many In doubles. Al
ready practically all of the clubs Inter
ested In tennis have members entered and
several players from South Omaha are hop
lng to compete. The newness of the St.
Croix club has militated somewhat against
the success of the undertaking, but the
goodness of a number of the players and
the superior condition of their courts has
overcome much of this. From the start
the entries Included some of the best play
ers in tne city, ana me tournament gives
promise of being Interesting and exciting.
Prises will be given In both singles and
doubles, there being first and second In
doubles, and first, second and consolation
In doubles. The entries do not close until
Saturday noon of this week, and the draw
ing will b held at S p. m. Saturday even
ing. Play for the tournament beglna each
evening at I o'clock and continues until
dusk. The committee In charge of the
tournament Is L. R. McKensle, Vernon
Chase and Herbert C. Kohn.
According to a local enthusiast, who was
In Atchison the other day, Interest in ten
nis there Is very great and they are looking
to Omaha for a great deal of support In
the fostering of the sport. Last year but
two of tho Atchison men entered In the
Interstate at Omaha, but this year thj
expect to send six or eight. Including War
ren Guthrl. who Is an old eastern player
of th first class. With th coming of
these men It Is hoped that the two cities
will be able to meet with each other oftener
than previously, and they expect to have
a number of Omaha players return to
Atchison witn tnem to participate in the
Atchison opn Irtetstat tournament. This
tournament Is an Independent tournament
and has proven a success as held from
year to yeir. Last year th entries In
cluded eighty In singles and forty-eight
In double, and as many. If not more, are
Hoped for this year. Th tournament Is to
b fcld August 2 to 23, and la only four
The Manawa Yacht club has had ex
credlngly bad luck In pulling off the races
scheduled so far. The race on Decoration
day and the following Saturday both failed
to materialise because of unfavorable
weather conditions and there is still no
real knowledge as to how the Stevens boat
and the Dixon boat compare. While both
have been sailed more or leas they have
never met under like conditions with the
exception of a short race on last Thursday,
Starting out and going down the channel
there waa a good breeze and It held until
after the boats had rounded the first buoy.
Both boats kept close together on the first
leg of the course, but after making the
turn the Stevens boat pulled right away
from the Dixon boat and gained a clear
lead. A few minutes later the wind died
down and the boats began to drift, so
that this one real test of the two new
boats Is hardly sufficient to base any com
parison upon. Nevertheless the persons
who have been strong In the belief that the
Stevens beat was the best boat have taken
much glory out of this one brush.
The last week has been remarkable for the
number of moonlight sailing parties which
the members of the club have indulged In.
Nearly every flight two or three of the
boats have been out on the water with
parties of Omaha and Council Bluffs young
people and the moonlight sails promise to
be one of the features of the sailing at
Manawa this summer.
Inspired by Omaha's triumph after a fif
teen years' battle to secure the abolition of
the Missouri river bridge arbitrary tariff,
tho big packing companies of South Omaha
are about to begin concerted action to ob
tain similar concesalens. One or two of
the packing concerns already have taken
up the matter with th proper authorities
through their Chicago headquarters. It la
understood, from remarks dropped by one
of the managerial officials of a packing
plant, that all th packers will Join In this
movement and exert their most powerful
Influence In an endeavor to secure the re
moval of this tariff, whose abolition for
Omaha becomes effective Monday.
Manifestly th removal of this tariff of
S cents on every hundred pounds of prod
ucts shipped across the river Into Iowa
would be a tremendous thing for the big
packers. In their comprehensive view of
the situation they are said to have con
cluded that the end to be accomplished
would Justify the most 'potent effort they
are capable of exerting. With this fact In
mind railroad men who are viewing the
prospective contest with no uncertain In
terest, do not hesitate to admit that there
are other things more remote than the
packers' possibilities of success.
If the packers should win this fight-
succeed In having thla tariff abolished for
them there Is a chance of the fight being
extended to other points, albeit the original
proposition never contemplated anything
than an equalisation of conditions existing
between Omaha and Council Bluffs.
Primary Object Sought.
"The primary object sought In the orig
inal plan for the removal of this arbitrary
waa to place Omaha on an equal footing
with Council Bluffs, which had enjoyed
exclusive privileges for all these years,' 1
said a railroad freight man, discussing the
situation. "It was never intended to ex
tend this concession back Into the state of
Iowa or Nebraska further than Council
Bluffs or Omaha. If It had been there
would be no limit now and the city of
Fremont or the city of Columbus or any
other interior town might step In and
claim the same privileges that have been
granted to Omaha. Even on commodities
shipped Into Omaha from points In Iowa
east of Council Bluffs this concession does
not apply. It only applies on goods shipped
Into Omaha from Council Bluffs, or ship
ments made from Omaha across the river.
South Omaha Is not within the corporate
limits of Omaha, but merely a station on
the Union Pacific. Therefore, while I can
readily see what a tremendous gain It
would be for the big packers to get this
concession, suppose they did. what then?
There la Avery Just next door to South
Omaha. It Is the location of the Omaha
Hydraulle Pressed Brick company, the
most of whose products are sold in Iowa.
Why should not and would not Avery step
In and make the demand which Omaha
and South Omaha had made and secured?
Nothing In the world to stop it Nor Is it
beyond the pale of possibilities. Already, In
view of the quiet maneuvering at South
Omaha, It has been suggested that Avery
might secure better connections with tho
bridge by a switch track from Omaha, say
fixing a charge on products of 82 a car or
something like that. It looks to me like
the scheme would work out.
'Personally, I am not averse to seeing
the packers win their fight; I can see what
It would mean to them, but from tho terms
of the agreement I scarcely see how It Is
going to be made to apply to South
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LABOR AND IDLSTRY.
Thirteen new theaters, to cost $8,000,000,
are bulging in New iork City.
The children of labor engaged In the gain
ful occupations of the United States num
The state of New Hampshire gets more
than 16,000,000 each season from summer
Skilled labor In Indiana controlled by
corporations average a day ana un
skilled Inbor tl.33. boys 71 cents, girls and
women 93 cents.
Pennsylvania Is taking steps toward th
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mino-'s application for work.
Publishers of San Francisco dallies have
entered Into an agreement with the News
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The Manufacturers' Record estimates
that If the rate of industrial progress be
tween 1K80 and 1902 is maintained until Ml 2
the annual output of American coal will
reach the stupendous total of 460,000,000 to
The American Bridge company comDltited
twenty-seven bridges In th Uganda, Afri
can railway, In fifty-three weeka. The
British contractors had built eight In two
years previous. 1 he Hrltlsh builders em
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bridge, while the Americans used five.
The Chicago Printers' union hss taken
nt ers to Increase its members' benetlts.
The union now set aside S260 a month,
from which sum every member who for
twenty years has been a contributing mem
ber of the union, snd is physically unfit
for work, will receive a pension of tl a
In view of the establishment of the
Bureau of Commerce and Labor It Is Inter
esting to state that the government stat
istician sy th Internal commerce of
the United States has grown from 12.000,
010 000 fifty years ago to $2O.O0O.OOo,0un Hat
year. The manufactures nearly double
those of Oreat Britain and about equal
truia of Russia, Franc and Germany com
btnad. The most striking facts to b found In
tha history of commerce Juat Issued by the
Treasury department are tho relating to
the growth of the Welgn trade of the
United fit at as. Belgium and Japan. Our
foreign buslnra ha trebled in thirty years
and that of Belgium hss multiplied by four
and a half, while England s has increased
M per cent ana uermaay s au per cent
Japan s trade with other countries In lt70
waa 13.000,000 ana is now over tioo.ooo.ooo.
OCT OF THE ORDINARY.
Edgar Wallace Conable of Colorado
Springs, Colo., ha purchased 8.000 acres of
timber land in ttenton county, Arkansas,
where he will found a vegetarian colony.
Edward Kellar of Hoboken had a tooth
pulled laat Monday and has not been able
to say a word since, ine moment tne molar
was out Mr. Kellar was dumb. Dentists
say this Is an unprecedented thing.
From all southern states there has been a
large exodus to- the west and southwest in
recent years. Virginia has boo.ouo, Alanamu,
400.0(0: Oeorgla. 400,000: North Carolina, 300,-
000; South Carolina, Zs.ooo; Florida, Si.uou;
Kentucky, 6u0.(i0; Tennessee, 660,000. and
Alabama, 200,000, of their citixens living In
In the naval home In Philadelphia Wil
liam Mackabee will celebrate his lonth
birthday next September. He is the oldest
living veteran of tbe American navy. Born
In Baltimore In 1803, he Joined the frigate
Constitution as an apprentice in 1817. He
served nearly continuously In the navy
until old age sent him to the naval home.
Since that bachelor clergyman of Jeffer
son, Pa., announced that he would marry
the girl who secured the largest church
subscription, It is said several of the fath
ers are mortgaging their property to swell
the fund. As a game of chance this has
some advantages and disadvantages over
the traditional grabbag and the solitary
oyster In the soup.
Mosquitoes stopped a trolley car In New
Jersey the other night and drove the pas
sengers out. The motorman saved him
self by digging a peephole through the
mass of mosquitoes that enveloped his
bead and starting the car at full speed.
The breeze blew the venomous birds away
and the motorman got his car through, but
he had no passeugers.
George Kettler, an aged cobbler who died
recently In Argentine, Kan., at on time
was worth $12 000.000. Kettler wss of Oer-
mnn birth, and during the Franco-Prussian
war operated a large shoe factory In Hano-
jrer. Prontunie army contracts swelled his
fortune to me ngnim nimnn. out n lost
everything In speculation. Then h cam
to this country pennnrxs to negin in anew.
Judnon E. Rlc of Grand Rapids Is suing
for divorce, basing his case on the allege
cruelty of his wife. He declares that a
familiar pastime of Mrs. Rlc was to sit up
In the bedroom all night with the lights
full on. singing and playing a violin. One
nlaht she accompnnled her music with the
following prayer: ''O, Lord, have mercy
on that bog of a husband of mine In that
bed my first husband bought."
D. M. Walker of Klrksvllle. Mo., holds a
record that really should bring him an
appointment of some kind from the presi
dent. He Is a great-grandfather at the age
of 69 years. At 19 he was a father and at
38 a grandfather.. He Is the father of four
teen children, the oldest being 39 and the
youngest 4 years. He has twenty-five
f randchlldren. His one great-grandchild Is
he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Watts
of Pana. 111.
An example of tbe robust manhood of
the west is found In Carl Schneider, who
died at Burllngnme, Kan.. Inst week, at
th age of 83. He went to California In
the gold excitement of 1849. He made a
small fortune In the placer mine of Mount
Bhaata. He went to Kansas In 1874 and
engnged in fsrmlng. He remained a bach
elor until mora than 80 year eld, when he
married a young wife in Osage county.
They had six daughters.
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