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THE .OMAHA DAILY DEE
FOl'NPFD BY EDWARD ROSKWATKR.
VICTOR ROSKWATKR, EDITOR.
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tha average daily circulation for the month df October,
1M4. was :..14.
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IlVVIlMIT WILLIAMS Clrcnlutlnn Manaeer.
8nrecrilccl In my presence and aworn to before
me. t Ilia 5tli day of November, 1M
UoBl-.KT HLNTEll. Notary Public.
subscribers leaving tbe city temporarily
should have The lied mailed to them. Ad
dreaa will be changed aa often a requested.
' Speaking of long and short hauls, why not
cut the ballot in two.
Omaha Is Just now the home plate of the
world's base ball diamond.
What new excuse will be contrived this time
to explain the high cost of turkeys
When a woman promptly admits the age you
suggest, mark it down she Is older than that.
While standing pat for peace, Mr. Carnegie
tells the other fellow to "get rid of your kings."
Tho present per capita circulation of money
in the United States Is $37.31. Most of us hare
the 31 cents.
It must be bard for Sulzer to remain the
"same old Bill" while running on so many differ
While other potentates have been increas
ing their debts, King Ak-Sar-Hen has been re
Ye gods and Rivers of Doubt, what if Gov
ernor-elect Whitman should get into the presi
The "Wall street wolf" has been caught at
last, but lie gave the bulls and bears a good run
for their money.
If this Indian summer continues -much.
longer, tbe down-trodden coal baron may. spring
a buy-a-ton-of-coal deal on us. 1
"We who aro strong should bear the infirm
ities of the weak," said Paul. And that is a chal
lenge to every man to be strong.
The expense accounts of the candidates are
coming in to meet the requirements of the cam
paign publicity law. It is to laugh.
Visiting base ball magnates will kindly ob
serve that no "thugs," "thieves" or "gunmen"
are in evidence on the streets of Omaha.
Great Britain has set aside the first Sunday
In January as a day of prayer for the allies. Tha
good book says, "Pray for your enemies."
"An ounce of prevention Is worth a pound of
cure," and no place more so than in keeping
tbe cattle free from foot and mouth disease.
It is all right for Russia to change the name
of Its capital, but what the opposing armies are
flghtltrg for U to change the map or Europe.
There are still many woman of note who wouldn't
five a cent to vot. -Washington Us raid.
And also many not of note who seem to feel
tho same way about 4t.
Having beaten university removal, the Lin-
colnlles -are urging removal of Regents Coup
land and Haller. Some folks are awfully hard to
Looks as If the batteries of the reactionary
Vorld-Herald were unlimberlng to oppose the
short ballot reform. Welt, tbe expected usually
Nevertheless and notwithstanding, nearly
1,700 fearless voters living right In Lincoln and
Lancaster county put themselves on record as
favoring campus removal.
No Partial Peace Possible.
Whatever lse may, or nmy not. bare bwn
awompl'BpHl by the three months' of active
flgbUng. ono result will probably be generally
conredpd tha welding together of all the na
tions engaged on each side ct the great conflict,
so that detachment for separate negotiations or
settlement baa become impossible.
At the outset. Great Britain thought It the
part of wisdom to engage France and Russia in a
new pledge that none were to accept terms not
satisfactory to all, and It was taken for granted
that Germany's alliance with Austria was such
that neither would entertain any proposal dis
tasteful to the othrr. Turkey la the only power
that has seemingly entered the war after Its
commencement as a free agent, and yet this free
dom of action Is more apparent than real. It H
possible, though not probable, that the allies
could, if they would offer special Inducements,
detach Turkey from the support of Germany and
Austjla, but plainly the Turk's participation In
the war Is not regarded by either side us the de
Three months of fighting therefore must
merely strengthen the conviction that tbe end
of the war will not rortie piecemeal, nor by any
peace pact that disregards the issues as to any
of the belligerent countries. When one of the
big powers lay down arms, they will all cesse
warring, and, Indeed, a partial peace would be
no peace at all.
While Still Fresh in Mind.
Before we get away from the late election,
The Bee wants to call attention to two rulings by
the election commissioner construing the elec
tion law as applied In this county differently
from Its application In other parts of the state.
and, we believe, wrongly.
In the first place, a primary filing to put a
candidate in the running for both the republican
and democratic nominations was refused, while
a similar double filing for republican and pro
gressive party nominations was accepted. In
other words, candidates were permitted to double
up as republicans and progreaHlves, or as demo
crats and populists, but not as republicans and
democrats. This discrimination strikes us as
purely arbitrary, for If the law permits multiple
nominations by more than one party, the door
must be open to the fusion of any two parties
for which the required filings must be made.
Secondly, the election commissioner has held
that the closing of the registration books ten
days before election to be absolute and uncon
ditional, and to prevent the swearing In of a
vote under any circumstances. In Lincoln,
where registration Is also required, a citizen with
a good and sufficent reanon for not having
registered, may swear in his vote. Conceding
that continuous registration makes good and
sufficient reasons 'scarce, there are still cases
where an unregistered voter may not have been
at fault. Our constitution in its bill of rights
declares tbat all elections "shall be free," and
without "hindrance or impediment to the right
of a qualified voter to exercise the election fran
chise," but an election is not free and unimpeded
when a voter otherwise qualified, and who would
be permitted to vote if he lived In Lincoln, is
disfranchised because he happens to live In
A surprise party found Hi victim in LI llle Wood
at tier residence on ritse.rnun aveiiua laat evening
Among thota prevent wera Masters Willi Matthew a,
Tomait Golden. Johnnie Walah, Johnnie Golden and
Johnnie Harding, an tha Misses Mamie Gulden. Ilat
tie Whitney. Nancy Tuttle and Mamie Hendor.
Henry L. Latoy, formerly of Omaba. but for sev
eral years past In business in Chiwauwa, Mexico, la
Lack' on a visit to old-time friends.
A reorganisation of the Hoard cf Trade Is In
progn-as, ntw incorporation papers having been
ined up by N. B. Falconer, C. F. Goodman. John
Evaua, U. W. Aims, John A. Wakafleld. C. F. Bristol
and V. V. Uiufham.
Mrs. Julius C. nr and her daughter have returned
from Helena, Mont.
O. ti. Haniaey, secretary and treasurer, and M. M.
Marahul, president, of the Omaha Barb Win ootn
i sny went east on buln-s.
Mrs. W. C. Hulett and dauahtr tf Adrian. !kh..
are iu Omaha visiting t!lr aun. C. C. llulsu, of tbe
Frank McCrury will act as elrrk of tha t'nlted
Etatrs circuit court while Ivan Flank takes a rest.
American Business Stability.
' ' While business stability all over the .world
has been"-subjecter to a severe test in ? with
standing the disturbance caused by the European
war, American business Is showing recuperative
powers. in various ways, and in none wore Btrik
ingly than in taking on the new war taxes ap
parently without a ripple. The law imposing a
great variety of new Internal revenue duties
was rushed through congress in a very short
time, part of these additional taxes becoming
effective at once, with the approval of the law
by the president as of date October 22. An
other big block of special taxes became operative
November 1, and tbe remainder of the new taxes
will be effective on December 1.
It is assumed for the mort part that these
taxes will be shifted by those who pay them In
the first Instance to the ultimate consumer, but
thla assumption is not wholly warranted. At
any rate, it will' take some time to distribute
the tax burden, if it is to be distributed at all,
and in the Interval the business. or occupation on
which it first falls must carry the load. That
tax machinery designed to raise 190,000,000 of
revenue from domestic sources could be set in
motion without a hitch and almost without at
tracting attention, speaks volumes for the sound
ness of the American Industrial and business
Pooling and Pooling".
Our amiable local contemporaries- are mak
ing themselves ridiculous by pointing out In
stances In the recent election In which the suc
cessful candidates have won by pluralities, and
not majorities, as examples of foolipg the people.
They tell us, for example, that if all who did not
vote for Penrose In Pennsylvania had pooled
their votes on one candidate, they would have
beaten him, and likewise that a local candidate
for county commissioner, who, though compelled
to run In a field of four, came through with a
plurality of 1,000. would have lost had all the
votes cast for his opponents been centered on
one man. But this Is true, generally speaking in
all of our elections. If all tha nunnU vhn AlA
not vote for Wood row Wilson two years ago had
pooled their votes, llson would not today be
president. The democrats have apparently
saved two or three state offices in addition to
governor out of our Nebraska ejection, but not
one of them would have landed had all the
votes which they did not get been pooled for one
candidate. Going back to the preceding primary,
mighty few of tbe candidates' names would have
gone on the ballot If all the votes against them
had been pooled.
From several quarters the next legislature
is being adjured to make retrenchment and
economy the watchword, and not to aPDronriate
a single dollar of public money for anything that
Is not really necessary. A legislature that
would give relief for the taxpayers its prime
consideration, would be as welcome as it would
But for a California woman to tell Nebraska
women that they failed to get suffrage because
they are not ready for it. is a little like rubbing
it In, eecir.lly if It carries with it the Inference
tbat the wo mm of Nevada and Montana are
ft ma. I lonn Mssicli l tatatie.
OMAHA. Nov. .-To the Kditor of Tha
lvs: Municipal utility plants for small
towns are becoming very popular, but
what about their efficiency, their merit
and their satiaiactlon? Io tha advan
tage warrant the cost?
No town can develop very far or amount
to much without wstcr supply and elec
trie light systems; and then sewerage,
public, parka and pavements must follow
In natural sequenco to complete tha
ihaln. The traveling public and the
protective Investor all expect or are
favorably Influenced by there now com
monplace Improvements, for once ex
perienced they liecome a practical neces
sity. They are no longer luxuries, be
cause it Is now appreciated that the pub
lic health, comfort and general welfare
How can they be obtained? That Is
'the next question. Home years back there
wst rufficient Inducement for private In
terests to obtain a franchise and install
water worka and electric llnht, or arti
ficial gas plants, but conditions have
changed wonderfully, so that today It Is
ordinarily necessary for the town to
vote a sufficient amount of bonds to pay
for the desired Improvement, and then
have plans made and let the contract for
the construction of same. After that
they must arrange to operste their plant
and fix upon the rates to charge, so that
tha Income will be sufficient to prevent
a deficit, and yet not ba prohibitive.
These are all indeed Intricate problems
for such Inexperienced people to solve.
The private companies had the advantage
of experienced management, hence much
greater efficiency. It was their buslnesa
to do business, and their success de
pended upon It, so naturally they made
much greater progress than the munici
pal management could hope to do. After
tho town became larger, and the consum
ers became used to and appreciated tha
utility, these concerns usually made more
profits than ordinary interest on the In
vestment, but It was only that which
could hava Induced them to make the
original venture, and It may have been
warranted by tha financial hasard, and
tha anxieties and sacrifices Involved.
Now, It Is only at this stage of tha game
that the municipality can taka bold of
the project and serve tha public at lower
rates than the private concern has
However, as It Is now usually necessary
for the towns to operate their own utili
ties from the beginning, how may they
best do HT And If they hava an oppor
tunity to "let George do It," how will
they know whether to give him the con
tract or franchise at his terma or not?
Neither the doctor nor the. lawyer can
asatst at this crisis, and the beat busi
ness man will well be undecided, for
here Is a pi -ice where wise "angels fear
Their only salvation lies in the engi
neering profession, and here there are
many pitfalls. ' Here experience counts,
as In everything else, and unless they are
very careful In their investigations and
"shopping," they will call in a "horse
doctor" Instead of a physician, and then
tha undertaker; or they might choose a
Christian Scientist, whose "absent treat
ment" would fall to keep tha contractor
Those experiences are not imaginary,
aa nearly every Nebraska town can tes
tify; hence the experience referred to
above as desirable, does not mean with
other towns, but rather wth successful,
private plants, where efficiency and -results
are demanded and produced. -
Town officials need reliable Informa
tion, guidance and advice. They need to
know how much a suitable plant will
cost, what the coat to operate will ba
and then what rats the publlo should
pay at first to meat theaa costs. The en
gineer can't tell them oft hand; he must
make soma investigations, and after he
nas accumulated the aaaentlat data, his
experience enables him to make reason
ably close estimates. Next, he can tell
them how best to go about voting the
bonds, and the requirements of the bonds
for ready sale. Then the plans and
specifications must be prepared and the
contractors' bids taken on same, but
sometimes the conditions are such that
money may be saved by the town buying
the materials and having the labor per
formed by day's work under tha superin-
tendnnce of tha engineer.
But the engineer's work is not yet
completed; h should supply competent
workmen to operate the .equipment and
from time to time ha should b called
upon to make a general inspection of
tho plant, and to check up the operating
results, to see that thera are no leaks
of any kind.
Sometimes tbe town officials feel that
they can at ton J to many of these fea
tures, because they have visited the
plant in some adjacent town and know
how they do, and besides they are sat
isfied that they know more about it than
tha engineer any way. This has often,
unfortunately, been true, and when It Is
true tha town U paying both the engin
eer's fee and for his lack of experi
ence, too. The mistake la expensive, but
all their own. Oftlmcs they have bonded
themselves to the limit and can't raise
the money to remedy the blunders.
Look back of any municipal plant
power house after a few years and see
tha Junk pile of discarded machinery, all
In comparatively good condition, but
useless for local requirements. Many
times there will be two or three seta of
equipment in this pile the first to suit
incompetent plana, and the rest repre
sents the efforts of tha committee to
remedy the short-comings of tho first
lot; they bought what the salesman
wanted to sell them, and maybe a suc
ceeding committee repeated tha fffort
with equal success. All this la tha actual
history of many a plant and shows very
well the possibilities for Inefficiency and
even failure, unless thera is a continuous
supply of public funds to tnuet the de
mands and deficits.
One other vital defect, which often ac
companies water supply plants should
not be overlooked. That ia the vonstruo
tion of a complete system from pipe lines
to water tower and pump huusa without
first determining upon or discovering a
sufficient water supply to meet tha ex
pectations and requirements. There are
several towns enjoying (?) this predica
ment light now. and they are blindly
groping around for. spring or other ad
ditional sources of supply.
Thus. In conclusion, publlo utilities are
it mobt powerful and essential agent for
us development of any town; but their
ownership, planning and operation are
such serious problems that only experts
should be permitted to advise and direct
in all declalutM pertaining to tbau. ,and
. the money so expended will result In tha
saving of not hundreds but thousands
of doilara In expense and be also tha
determining factor between auccvas and
vuuiparativ failure, A. C. AKEND.
Aimed at Omaha
Bloomfleld Journal: Tha Christmas Ship Idea, fos
tered In Nebraska by The Omaha bee, was a magnif
icent success, and It Is certain that In spite of the
devastations of th war thousands of European chil
dren will not be forgotten by Pt. Nick
Grand Island Independent: We admit our failure
to understand It all! IVth political parties are abso
lutely asa irlng th public of Omaha again and yet
that they will clean up Omaha morally and'hsnca
politically. And still Hilly Runday Is making arrange
ments to spend about a month there next spr.ng? Is
the lucky marble really under Wlly's shell?
Nebraska City Tress: Omaha elected a nonparti
san board of school directors, as the result of an al
leged "stink" that grew out of the discharge of sev
eral teachers. The men elected to the board are Ilka
these who represent the people on the Nebraska City
board, men of undisputed ability and high moral char,
acter. School boards should be nonpartisan and they
should be composed of men of property and high Ideals.
Wayne Herald: Omaha entertained the Nebraska
teachers last week, and the metropolis knows how to
do It, as all who have ever exprrlenced Its cordlsllty
Kearney Hub: Mllly flunday says of Nebraska's
chief city, "Omaha has no more of the devil than any
other city." Billy has an engagement to "cast out
devils" In that city about May 1 next. Watch blm.
Plattsmouth Journal: Late reports make the legis
lature strongly democratic. The democrats don't want
to make any fool break in the selection of a speaker.
Oet a good, clean man. and tha way to get him Is
from out in the state, and not from Omaha.
Hastings Tribune: It Is said that Omaha Is after
the Joy riders and speed maniacs. Let us hope that
we have not been misinformed.
Ueatrlce Express: The School teachers I- ,-
at Omaha have gone on record as favor.r.J abol
ishment of the office of state superintendent.
They would have instead a state board of education
with authority to appoint a commissioner of educa
tion. It would seem tbat Nebraska has enough boards
now. and for a long time the people and press of the
state have been advocating the elimination of the
many useless and expensive boards that have been
appointed, or authorised by law In late years. If every
organisation is to have its board, the state would be
bankrupt In a short time. Instead of providing for
extra expense, would it not ba wise to chop off i
number of boards that are now drawing salaries for
simply holding office, without having very much to
do but draw their checks from the state?
Twice Told Tales
A Hungarian statesman used to rid himself of
tiresome visitors In much the same way by relating
the following story:
Once, when la Paris, Napoleon paid a visit to a
hospital for old soldiers. Among the inmates was an
old man who had lost an arm. The emperor asked
"Where did you lose your arm?"
"At Marengo, sir."
"Then, no doubt, you curse the emperor snd your
country for your fate?"
"On the oontrary," said the veteran, "for the em
peror and my country I would sacrifice my other
"I can hardly believe it," said Napoleon.
The soldier immediately drew a saber from its
sheath and lopped oft the other arm. At this point
the Hungarian would pause and look at the visitor,
demanding: "What is your opinion of such an ac
tion?" "A most sublime act of .self-sscrlftce," would be
tha enthusiastic response.
I -""With, however, one flaw,' would come the with
ering comment. "Pray, how could a one-armed mnn
contrive to cut off his only remaining arm?"
The story never failed to produce the desired ef
fect. New York Times.
Two East Bldrrs were making their first trip to
Europe. On tha first night out tha sea grew rough
and the liner pitched like a chip in the big waves.
Cne of the travelers coming to his stateroom to
retire found Ms friend Just getting Into bed and was
astonished to note that the second man wore a
woman's frilly nightgown and had a laee-and-rlbbon-
t rimmed boudoir cap tied upon bis head.
"For heavens' sake, matt," he gasped, "what's the
"Well," said his friend, "you know the rule: In
case of disaster, women and children first." Saturday
Evening . Post. ,
A suffrage leader stopped a small boy In the street.
"Child," she said, "what are you doing on the
"Oh, Jus' runnln' 'round," answered tha lad.
"Did you ever have any moral Instruction?"
"Any nigral Instruction."
"Don't know what that is."
The suffrage leader was appalled.
"Little toy," 'she said, "go home and tell yo-ir
mother that Mrs. Jones will speak at the Settlement
House this evening on the subject. 'Where Does a
Mother s Duty to Htr Children Begin r "
"AW( cut it out. maw," exclaimed the small, boy,
"don't you know yer own kid T' Louisville Times.
People' and Events
With the Women
Mrs. Agnes Kiddle, candidate for secre
tary of stat In t'olorsdo. Is said to have
the support of a great many women, Ir
respect.v f party. For the first time
for years the republican and democratlo
parties both refuaed te nominate women
for the legislature this year.
There Is said to be a movement on foot
to hava the General Federation of
Women's clubs take the same action that
Ih Daughters of the American Revolu
tion have taken in regard to the wear
ing of cotton good. The League of
Amerclan Hnusewivea and other women's
organisations will also be asked to wear
Rather than aa to the Judicial mat with Jurymen
who refuad to sign a verdict ordered by tha court, u
Bt. Louis Judge simply dismissed the Jury. Foxy boy!
W. H. Holmes of Ruby, Nv.. deftly adjusted
action to the surroundings in celebrating Nevada's
appl day by taking unto himself a wife whose nam
was Apple. v
A quick-witted man In Atlantic City put out a
fire which threatened his horn by pouring ICO) gal
lons of wine upon It. Tn Importance of kav'ng aa
adequate supply of fire extinguisher la one's cellar
la again demonstrated.
Atlantic City. N. J.T complied a "Jag list" of chronlo
boose rs and aant it to saloonkeepers with a cautlan to
"cut 'em out." Any Atlantic City an who cannot trwad
a chalk Una on tha Boardwalk U both Umt U aa
object of suspicion nowadays.
Tbe SlmpUflad Boat Inf board, ts Its Bwottmber
Bulletin, paaaes by tha graaUm sgipoitBcdty tbat
evar knackad at Its door. 5ct a line or a halpful
hint Is offered to the multitude struggling with tha
nanus et places la tha war see.
Bt Plerr. Martinique, wb'xk was destroyed by
tb eruption of Mount PaVae la HOI, aaa never rbea
rebuilt, a correapoadsnt rs porta, tt the ruins sua
yet being searched for raloahles. Two or thraa
streets bar bean axcanuad. UVU trees this fH.
Pierre remains a "city of the eeed."
Mayor William J. Hindey cf Spokane wears a
sympathetic heart la tlut rttht tdaoa. Dut'aa of or
dinary rootiaa do not cxuia aa extra pula&tfon, hat
tn distant maids apswcJ to him tor hnat-wnd aad
heme, than his rsarpUattoa atrOxaa a carat-jury gatt.
May er Hiadlay baa a record of 90 lonely malda made
happy, and la new hoartnag to plaoa a batch of
Boston Moads wtassw tbey wOl do taa moat good.
A flippant weather sharp la Missouri gooffs at tb
claim thaui rainfall i tanrta ty foAow grant arUHary
dqala ia wartime- That hcUrf Is one af tha fajraat
ftoamra ever a-bluam hi tha memory of aoldbtfs cf
our dvQ war. Tat tha MXaaonitaa auatnpts to pluck
tha root as wall as tbe bloaanea Vy starving that last
summer's efforts to shoot a beta ha Missouri s drouth
did at bring a sprinkle frooi Jirpttsr'i taak. Twi
months later bis granslfatbsB-- ansa sad and rain cam-.
Aa a rainmaker, tnerafure, a sneau ia boom affective
JOLLIES FROM JUDGE.
Kind I-ady Is something hurting youl
little brother and making him cry?
Little Olrl No'm 1 s Just a hahit with
him. 1 ain't never seen nobody look on
tne oar side o lire like he does.
Harry Gertrude's parents are very pai
tlcular about her moral education.
Harriet In what way?
Harry-In every way. In school last
week thy wanted the teacher to excuse
her from Improper fractions.
Some folks I know will stretch the truth;
But, then, perhaps they've found
There's little of it in the world.
And they want that to go round.
A city girl was takinar a cofirse In an
agricultural college. After a lecture on
"How to Increase tha Milk Flow,' hi
rose for a question.
"How long." she bluslilngly Inquired,
must one beat a cow before she will give
"Ah, Marie," said the ardent yo-jng
billionaire, "1 love you more than tongur
"Gemd work!" replied the demure little
chorua girl. "Put It In writing. Hydney.
I'd rather have It down In blark and
"Was he a good man?"
''Oh. yes! Why. he lived so that his
obituary was almost true!"
Nell Jack, dear, did you call on papa
Jack Sure I did, but he didn't appear
to enthuse very much over my visit.
Nell What did he say?
Jack Why. when I asked him for per
mission to press my suit, he simply an-1
swered: "Why don't you send it to I
tailor?" Judge. . I
THE CHilSTMAS SHIP A VISION
t saw a light on the sea
That seemed like a distant star;
It seemed to beckon to ma.
As a friend that had coma rrom arar.
1 watched Its beam and glow
With a feeling akin to glee.
Wondering a star could so
Have wandered near the sea.
Stead ly nearer tha vision came,
llravely but feting wind and wava.
At length stood forth a good ship's frame,
That 1 felt was com.ng to aave.
.Slowly the noble cralt sped on.
Its starry flag unfurled, 'i
And on the brerte anon '
Came salute to a stricken world.
Proualy It breasted the billows' might
, As It fared on Its holy trip.
tn a banner blasnned In letters bright
This legend: The Christmas Bhlp."
Whence comest. gallant boat.
From what land screes the aea?
This reply Irom the megaphone's throatl
"We come from the land of the free,
A land where no trurtilent nobles rule.
Or men are to feudal lords a prey,
Where people are not made the toot
Of monarchs seek ng larger sway.
From America we greeting bear
Of hannv children Immune from harm
1 To the fatherless who In sorrow and feal
Crouch and tremble at war a aiarm.
Thousands of eager hearts and hands
Of the western land, free and great.
To tha little ones of war-wept lands
Have rent the ship with Its previous
It carries a message of kindness and I ova
To the children with grief oppreeaedr
With a prayer, to our Lord above
For all who are d stressed."
Amid acclaim the good ship sailed
Into the harbor wide;
A thoussnd volcea Joyfully hailed -
This gift of the Chrlstmastlde. ,
Thousands of fatherlesa cheered and aant,
As thev witnessed the bright array.
Far and wide glad paeans rang
On the dear Saviour's natal day.
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