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itress will bo changed aa often aa requested.
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5ct aa by Alma Spmthmann
'"He noble! and the Mtit that fits
I other men, tUeping bU never dead.
11 ill riV in majetty to meet thint own. "
Some pumpkin that Douglaa county fair
.n the edge of a big city'.
Having tried far aide and near side, the only
experiment left for ua Is both sides.
Young Mr. Rockefeller' solicitude for the
downtrodden mule i really touching.
Great Britain' new schedule of r taxes i
calculated to make the aristocracy shudder.
SU11, we maintain that 'Billy" ougbt to rt
uact the charge that Omaha In a "tightwad" as
publicly aa he made it.
It is atlll a debatable question whether the
Nebraska state house Is headed for the sporting
pages or the vaudeville circuit.
Retired Ambassador' tumbs's explanation
and criticism goes to show that Uncle Sam's
stock of patience rival that of Job. '
' That ruction in the state labor coin mission."
cr's office at Lincoln must be merely a renewal
of the debate over another cup of Coffey.
The pressure on regular munition factories
is slowly shifting to the money mills. The
longest purse will do the shooting presently.
New York's public school registration shows
almost a 3 per cent Increase. That'a nothlngl
Omaha's school tai levy shows a 23 per cent Increase.
Word conies out of Boston that missionary
work in Turkey Is dangerous to life and deficient
In results. Similar Impressions may be gained
from the censored reporte from the southeastern
Public safety would be greatly accelerated If
toe Auto club will Induce drivers to slow down
at crossings. Besides, the rule would "save
Many a car from the scrap heap and diminish
Nature la more generous to mankind than
mankind la to Itself. While a dosen nationa are
thriving to destroy each other, the unravaged
tcrth rewards the cultivator snd supplies ample
food resources for another year of destruction.
One of the tentacles of the arson octopus
uads a chance of getting the legal ax at 8L
iouis. Coming so quickly on tha heels of the
revelations at New York and Chicago, this
t.ethod of accelerating business Is in danger of
being excluded from polite commercial society.
You have to go away from home to bear the
news. From Lincoln cornea word that Omaha 1
about due for another cut in water ratea. Come
on with your ax! Water utters in Omaha are
atlll required to pay 20 cents a thousand gallons
t. against 15 cents a thousand gallons In Lin
Mdame Dufloe and Monalsnor Dufloe, the in
font Dufloe and a young- Carborant, who constituted
t lie traveling aanltary (arty, are here ao more
The great French doctor packed up her luggage and
moved out. aaylng atie was going to Council bluffs,
at tha same time ordering- her wagon and muaiolans
hlpjK-4 away, whether the madame ever returns
Or not, ah can be eatlafle-d that la the four weeks
ha baa lwn here alia made a good thing out of tha
town. It la mli br dally reclpta were never l-aa
ta.n it u to oa regretted tier departure waa
mad ao auildenly aud unexpected, aa a large num
ber ef people are here from the outside who have
come at great eapenoe to submit to hvr treatment.
A pair of pants await aa owner at the city Jail.
Tl.ey were captured from a thief.
Chrl- J. Jahnaon. the well known huuee and
ign painter at -4 Painaa etret, la tha happy
lather of a boy.
Th- lunar eclipef aa clearly vialble. Ilk shadow
fii- u!i-tring- at )'! the hour before midnight, and
11 - t I- (ilniiing to nil until after I o'clutk.
I cm I ixl'-y, lirad aaleauutn for Branch i t'o
xi iHsnra ty 1.1a irj ana ciuiaren. has gone to
..s.i Lis old ho. ie in Muben county, Indiana..
itr: II. M. withmll la back from rhhaso. aheie
t"- ertiiatwrl hrr OauBhUr, Mum Oraca, wbe will
Bulgaria in the War.
The long deferred but steadily expected
mobilisation of the Bulgara is under way, and
the announcement from Sofia that C.sr Fer
dinand has determined to rsst his lot with Ger
many and Austria prefaces the entry of Bul
garia into the world-war. This is apparently
r.art of the movement of the Germanic powers
tr, circumvent the Allies in their effort to open
the Dardanelles. This movement presents a
r ovel spectacle, peculiarly interesting in connec
tion with the record of the region Involved. It
will rail up controversies that go bark to the
tery beginnings of written history, and will
write another chapter In the long record of what
the light of events have proven to be political
blunders and military mistakes.
What other effect the action will have must
be determined by the event. It is unlikely that
the Quadruple Entente' allies have not foreseen
this move and prepared an answering maneuver.
Its chief significance just at this time Is that It
brings Into actual armed conflict still another
country and lays just that much heavier a bur
den on those not actually engaged In the war.
The business of remaining neutral is becoming
rrore Important as It gets Into fewer hands.
The Economics of War
Double Shift in Lincoln and in Omaha.
' The good people of Lincoln are all on edge
ever the decision of the supreme court uphold
ing what is called the "double-shift" law limit
ing the work of fire department employes to
twelve hours a day. To put tbla law into effect
Uncoln must do one of two things either re
duce the else of its fire department or incur the
added expense of Increased numbers to maintain
present strength with the men on duty only half
the time they formerly put In.
But the Lincoln people may as well make up
their minds as did the people of Omaha, that it
is a condition, and not a theory, that confronts
them. Regardless of the merits or demerits of
(he question of social Justice involved, it re
selves itself chiefly Into a matter of mathe
matics and finance. As a consequence of the
double shift, Omaba has been spending per cap
ita half as much again on its fire department as
Lincoln, and thirty to forty per cent more per
capita than other cities In the same class, and
Lincoln will have to move up, too, and foot the
Mils that come with being progressive.
Vienna, the Silent Capital.
One remarkable feature of the present situa
tion in Europe is the silence of the Austrian cap
ital. Not alone are the ordinary matters of
('ally routine there missing from the news re
rprts, but even the Dumba incident failed to
evoke anything like a detailed statement from
Vienna. The world well knows thst the Aus
trian participation in the war is important and
ei.rnest. Its armies are present and active in
the field, but nothing else is really known. The
economic aa well as the political situation in
Austro-IIungary was reported as acute long be
fore the war, and a grea deal waa heard of the
disturbed conditions, but since August of last
year a veil of secrecy has covered all. The dual
empire must have its problema of finance and
other Incidents of domestic as well as external
administration, and must be meeting them suo
ceasfully. At any rate, no clamor is heard from
Vienna, a fact that must be ascribable to the
efficiency of the censor.
King Corn and the Frost King-.
These be days of trepidation and nights of
worry in the corn belt. Twice has King Com
met and vanquished the cohorts of the frost
king, and other assaults impend, but the great
monarch of the fields stands firm and strong,
and Is entering on his maturity in sturdlness
and full health. The south wind has come In
timely visitation, and under its caress the corn
will come to its ripening. The little frost nip
has been beneficial rather than otherwise, for it
has done away with the likelihood of continued
growth, and the dry and dessicating breeze from
the lower latitudes will carry off the excess
moisture, bring the crop to its perfect state and
ensure the yield. It is an exciting race, thla
annual contest between the late corn and the
early frost, and one that never loses its interest.
This year It is of even keener sest, but the
odds are now In favor of King Corn, and very
soon he will be over the finish line, amid the
plaudits ef the world.
, No Excuse Needed.
"There's a mason" why protectlontats favor ex
travagant appropriations they want an excuaa for in
creasing the tax on Imports. Air. Bryan's Commoner.
That surely Is a good one! With the demo
cratic deficit growing so fast that administra
tion financiers are already talking about a bond
Issue in the near future to tide over the require
ments of the government for current expenses,
no excuse is needed for any program whose ob
ject la to bring more money into the treasury.
The trouble we are confronted with is due to
the fact that, despite their magnificent prom
ises of economy and retrenchment, appropria
tions made by the democratic congress have
been greater than ever while the democratic
tariff abandoned revenue sources which not even
a war tax levied in time of peace haa been able
to make good. Protectionists do not have to
favor extravagant appropriations to bolster a
demand for higher import duties the demo
crats have supplied the extravagant appropria
In feeling the financial pulse of the billion
dollar loan. Intimations are given that IrUh
American bankers line up with the opposition.
This Is very unlikely. Tbey may not invest much
Id the loan if it goes through, but would not
close their eyes to the contribution box. In the
matter of financing things British, the senti
ments of the American Irish are very much like
that of the tourist, who filled the tin of a
crippled soidtsr in London. Ills generosity waa
arouaed by finding one Englishman trimmed to
To our Letter Box cornea a disclaimer from
Ftate Accountant C. Q. I)e Franc that he waa
in on any deal to place his official bond, la which
Xe declares that although he has known Judge
f.'ngland long and well, he was unaware that
the Judge had come out in support of Governor
jJorehe&d or that he had beeu flirting; with the
bull ir.ooeerh. Brother Ifel'raQce may be a good
accountant, but either he Is too unsophisticated
to be in politics or bi memory is conveniently
1 ' John Bates Clark
Prefaaaor roll ileal Seoaomy, Columbia Unlwelty.
TAMt IX Conclusion.
Borrowing great sums and using a part of the
proceeds to sustain the flghtlns-puttlng It. as It
were. Into the maws of the cannon-has a further
effect which mut be traced. Inversion ot activity
. ...... ..ii.r.in in naln and want creating
eurh is th economic definition of war; and the j
diversion takes place, not only In the cane 01 mo
men who are flKhtlna. but In that of the men who M
making munitions, weapons, motor-cars, aeroplanes,
shli. mines, torpedoes, and the like. Thorn is
great concentration of workera In the making of
tools tor killing. If these were all made In the
countries st war and made day by day aa they were
used, the Immediate diversion of labor and capital
from productive employments would account practi
cally for nearly all tha economic waste wrilih the
war entails except which results from direct destruc
tion of life, physical power, and property. The fact
that the governments would haveto borrow money
to pay for tha military supplies determines when
and how the rltlsens will have to pay these Mils
by taxation, but not tha amount of the Mils nor the
cause that has imposed them on the country. Future
labor and capital, as well aa those of the present,
will be required for paying the debts; and the
essence of the vl Ilea In the diversion of labor and
capital, present and future, from a useful to a Je
atriictive mode of action.
Munitions, etc., are not all made In the warrlnir
countries, nor are they all made contemporaneously
with the ualng of them. Foreign loans, as well
as domestic onea, are an element In the problem;
and they signify that an indefinite number of foreig
ners, with their lands and productive appllancea. are
pressed Into the Immediate service of the statea st
war. Imported munitions are first taken from exist
ing stocks la neutral lands, but aa these are quickly
exhausted, the production of life-destroying ma
chinery la stimulated In the neutral countries and
the pernicious diversion of lsbor and capital extends
The payment for the products of this foreign
Industry cannot be made. In tha normal and usunl
way, by bartering for them other products simultane
ously made In the belligerent countries. For such a
purpose labor and capital are not at present avail
able, and the fighting states must buy products of
present foreign labor and capital by ntedglnr. In
payment for them, the products of future labor and
capilAl of their own cltlxens. Thla is the significance
of a war loan. 'In creating capital. In practising what
Is called "abstinence," men forego a present enjoy
ment for an endless series of smaller future enjoy,
menu; they give up the plessure a dollar would
bring tor the sake ot what five cents per year
through an endless perold will do for them. In
borrowing from abroad the states reverse this pro
ess, give tip an Indefinite series of future products
of labor and capital of their own citizens for the
sake of a large immediate supply of products marto
abroad. In so doing they are often able not merely
to get and use a greater amount of w-ar supplies
than their own citizens alone could make lnthe time
available, but are able to get and use a larger total
amount of wealth In general than their citizens, even
In peaceful times, could produce. It Is wealth that
will he at once deatroyed powder, shells, food, etc.,
and the legacy that the transaction will hfve la th
binding obligation on these states to keep their own
rltlsens working for an untold period for the foreign
lenders and their heirs.
One effect of war Is Immediate privation, and.
when this Is not extreme, it has in the main, a
mitigating effect en the general evil. In extreme
cases It Is another mode of death-dealing .and at
tacks the weak moat severely, though It affects all
who have not surplus resources. Enforced economy
during the , war lessens the burden which would
otherwise be entailed on the future.
In the familiar form In which public debts ap
pear to us they are the means by which our own
generation carrlea Its children and children's chil
dren to tha pawn shop of the future, and there Is a
chance that these animate pledge may sooner cr
later rebel against Ihc fate which overtakes them.
Crushing taxation will rest en peoples having de
pleted numbers and resources. This situation will
afford a cogent reason for many and costly works
of social betterment, but the states will long be
unable to afford mora than a fraction ot them. If
the war shall end with no league of nations able
to guarantee future peace, there will be an addition
to the burdens heretofore entailed by armlea and
navies, arsenals and navy yards, forts, training
camps and, last but far from least, pensions. They
must be provided from depleted resources Though
the present war should end tomorrow, this ac
cumulation of burdens would mean a serious Internal
danger; but If it continues through even one more
year, the situation will be grave. 8oclal betterments
needed and demanded, taxes that make many of
them Impossible here Is material for Internal strug
gles, and every further month of ruinous warfare
will make them more imminent and dangerous. The
tutul wealth of Europe might enable It to carry on
the war for a year or two longer without literal
bankruptcy, but not without . burdens that, to some
of the citizens, might make bankruptcy seem prefer
able. Internal security demands a measurably quick
ending of the present war. There Is growing future
peril In every additional month of It.
The most enduring of all the results of a war
like the present one Is Its effects, direct and Indirect,
en the humanity ot the future, pie war demon
aeeka choice victims. The atroruj, the educated, the
highly trained among laborers perish In great num
bers. Capital shrinks beceuee the Instruments that
constitute It are worn out and not replaced. There Is
not tlnie enough for building care, locomotives, fac
tories, bridges, vtaducta, nor for making all manner
of tools and machines, nor for restoring fields, vine
yards, orchards and forests. The whole complex
mechanism of production Is allowed to wear out
without restoration, end the working force of the
future feels the crushing effect of it all. Because
of tha depletion of productive appllancea. strong and
weak, young and old. men and women, are forced
to work harder and enjoy less. It does not follow
that this evil will never be removed. Within a thlrri
of a century after the end of the desolating Na
paleonlo wars the level of life of the working clasaes
of Furore had taken a decidedly upward trend which
continued through tha last century of our era. In
spite of the vat burden already laid by w.t,- on the
present century the same relief may come. A glance
at the figures which measure the total wealth and
the annual production of Europe will show that the
debts aa yet Incurred may be carried without bank
ruptcy and probably without revolution. But let
not Ossa be plied upon Pelton. Let not another year
of fierce competition' In borrowing money and in
destroying life and wealth follow the one that Is end
ing. A second year of r would mean grave in
ternal danger; and it would be heroic optimism In
deed that could discover, after a third of it, a Europe
that would he worth living ln. unless the aheer de
struction of lite Itself should enable the impoverished
earth to maintain somewhat more tolerably the rem
nant of its children.
People and Events
Almoat a world's claasto In the art of adding In
sult to injury is the caae of a Denver young mat
who was forced to witneaa the codicil disinheriting
htm in bU uncle s will. lie now looks forward to the
pleasure of appearing and testifying to his sis-nature.
That the American naval forces need a greater
degree of preparedness la sorely Indicated by the
fata of Lieutenant Rdward K. Lang. V. 8. N.. who
was to have been married to Miss Joaeohina Smith
of Wellington. Kan., September -1. While the navy
lieutenant was off his guard his bride-to-be skipped
with another man. and switched her name to Mrs.
Grtar Stewart, a hustling business drummer.
A doctor at Huntington, W. Vs., highly
esteemed as a health promoter, haa ona distinctive
social service fad, and that Is opposition to kiasinic
Ills seal asainat old fashioned smacks led to In
quiry as to the dot tor's feelings oa the subject be
fore years cooled his ardor. His three elderly niece
uniud In this boost for uncle: -When It comes to
oM-uiatory pursuits our uncle was a humdinger In
bygone days The oilier boys didn't have a chance
with him. He as some kisser."
Whlnlnara filre a fain.
t'inr,ADKl.PHIA, Sept. 20.-To the Edi
tor of The lice- I am a subscriber to
your paper fur the sole purpose of fol
lowing the t'uia'na Hundny campaign and
sm srsteful at the full reports and dou
bly gratified ot the wonderful success
up to date. The object of this letter is
simply to call Mr. J. W. Henderson's at
tention to one or tws thlnjts evidently
overlooked by him.
Mr. Sunday's sermons will peel the
hl le off of nny "Thirty-year Methodist"
of the Henderson type. If Mr. Hender-,
son had gone to hear flundsy and con
tributed to the expense fund, tho fund
very likely would have been increased
The whlnlngs of these "Thlrty-yesr
Methodists'" give me a patn. Tell Mr.
Henderson to go and hear Mr. Sunday a
half dozen times and his story will be
As the meetings go on they will be
more helpful, the collections ample to
take care of all expenses and more, and
Omaha, as has been the experience of
all other cities where Mr. Sunday has
held meetings, will be glad jie came and
soiry he left. M. B. LOCKYKR.
Frateet Aeainst Misrepresentation.
DETROIT, Mich.. Bcpt. 20. To the
Editor of The Bee: My attention has been
called to an address by Dr. W. O. Henry
st the dedication of the West lawn
mausoleum In your city, September 11,
in which that gentleman Is alleged t
have "told of the first cremation" and of
"the restoration of cremation and of Its
unpopularity.' It la scarcely necessary to
say that some of the newspaper ac
counts of the first Incineration In this
country, that of Baron de Palm, nt
Washington. Pa., at a time when public
sentiment v m. Incited against the prac
tice, were grossly exaggerated and that
It would be easy for Dn Henry to find
one that would suit his purpose. In fact,
about a year or two ago The Mausoleum
Kra of your city published such a de
scription of which Dr. Henry probably
availed himself. But what has that got
to do with modern cremation as prac
ticed in the crematories of the present
duv? The processes of incineration have
undergone a great change since the days
of the Huron de Palm, but the advocates
of the community mausoleum do not
seem to know this. If they do, I can only
say that the attempt to discredit modern
cremation by describing what took place
when the movement was In Its Infancy, IB
silly, to say the least. I trust that your
readers will visit the Omaha Cremator
ium and learn for themeetyes what a mod
ern crematorium is like.
Now as regards the charge that crema
tion is unpopular. It Is said that flKures
speak volumes. Let me cite a few o
prove that Dr. Henry's contention la un
founded. In 1890-M, as compared to
t, the growth of cremation In this coun
try was 25 per cent; la 1896-90. 39 per
cent; in, 1900-4 M per cent, and In 190O9,
S3 per cent. This shows a steady and con
sistent Increase and indicates, I thing,
conclusively that cremation In the United
States Is not as unpopular as Dr. Henry
aupposed It was, and the movement Is
still growing. At (Uncle Sam's cremator
ium In Panama, 5,000 Incinerations were
performed during the last year alone.
In conclusion, just one word to the
doctor. I believe the advocates ot the com
munity mausoleum are making a great
mistake In attacking cremation. Thla can
have but one result, for, aa Elbert Hub
bard used to say "Every knock Is a
boost." HUGO ERICHSEN, M. D.
President Cremation Association of
Evaaarellata aad Knockers.
OAKLAND, la, Sept. 30. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: In my dictionary I
learn that an evangelist is "a preacher
or publisher of the gospel of Jesus Christ,
licensed to preach, but not having charge
of a particular church." Association
with common classes of humanity fur
nishes sufficient definition for me to ac
quaint myself with the knocker.
Although 1 dislike personalities it is
with pleasure that I read In The Bee
about a man said to be sent by God to
turn the people from evil ways. He says
that Naaman said "see wills" in his day.
In a recent sermon he said James said,
"faith without works Isn't worth shucks."
In that same sermon he referred to the
animal from whence spiiiiga the Missouri
mule; only using a term that none of the
SCO or more local ministers present would
dare use In expressing themselvea before
an audience of reasonable degree ot re
In the face of such facts Is it any
wonder that there are knockers like the
gentleman from North Platte, et at.
Evangelists and knockers, you have
started something that the frosts of win
ter of laid are liable to overtake before
the conclusion is reached. The "skates"
may yet 0 needed on this mundane
sphere. Let knockers remember that a man
who once held the highest office in the
land, and who saJd that he was standing
at Anuaggedon battling for the Lord, 1s
slmoet forgotten. Let evangelists and
knockers remember that though one
speaks with tongues of men and angels,
and have not charity, they become as
sounding brass and tinkling cymbal, both
of which appear In evidence Just now,
wltn this missive throwing but little
llgttt on the subject.
Go to It, boys; this war la different
from that of Europe and bible lands, and
aotne of us farmers are enjoying It.
THOMAS J. HILDEBRAND.
YORK, Neb., bopt. 21. To the Editor of
The Hee. While others are spatting over
politics or religion, let ua try to change
the subject to Nebraska crop and live
I see by Saturday's paper, that Mr.
Waltera In his up for Nebraska does not
go back far enough to give the state
Justice as to its record in oorn produc
tion. He placed this year's crop (with
good weather), mar the O,0M,iQ bushel
mark, saying that la.t year we had a
crop of m.Ouo ou) bui-hels of corn and In
1910 we had 17k.0U6.uO bushels. Then he
tells us that those two year established
a new cum raising record for Nebraska
to which 1 wish to take exceptlona
Iet me state that Nebraska has not had
a big corn crop since M, when we were
given credit fur SM.7S9.aiO bushels of corn,
whflo the hlli place was struck in UM,
when we were credited with C-MS.iKuO
bushels, and but four times In the twelve
years from 1& to 1906, were we as low
as what he places our high mark.
New, let us go a little farther Into this
crop rating business and see how our
eorn crops have run for a terra ot twenty
years from 1C. l&M. ltot. 1. as well as
the eight years from 190 to 1914. and we
will find tho eight big years of thoee
twenty were large enough to give us a
total of 4.Ka.lU.7tik bushels, or a trifle
over iH.OO.0uS bushels, which will uot be
an s versa crop for twenty years.
For the normal year. 190K, Nebraska waa
fourth In wheat, fourth In eats and third
In corn. Now add the three grains to-
1 ei"..Mun, iiui siriiinieii in oy eine- pr I
I bulldinrs that exclude the sunll ht. the
I Denver public library Is a center of great
gether and Nebraska ranks third In total
bushels lor that year. Then take tho
wheat crops for twenty years, add all to
gether, Nebraska Is fourth. Take the
oat crops for twenty years, Nebraska is
firth, and In corn Nebraska Is third. Now
add all three grains totrether for twenty
years, Nebraska Is third again. We could
prolong this list to your tiring, but space
Then in number of horses In :908, Xc
braska was fifth; in numtxr of inllch
, Nebraska was tenth; In the number
of cattle It was fourth and in the two
combined it was fourth, while In hogs It
lth kind thanks for your patience. I
wish to advise that "Stand tip for Xe
braska." la a harmless byword.
OMAHA. Sept. JO.-To the Editor of The
Bee: Standing aa It does 'n a la-e
open space, surrounded by a'tra t ve
grounas, not nemmed in by ote- Iir-e
ry Is a center of great
attraction. Very much might be said in
Its favor, but the Inscription on the wall
ot one of the reading rooms speaks
volumes. "Righteousness Exalteth a Na
tion." In the library one day my attention was
directed to what Is said about Mrs. Jeaa
Stratton Porter s tstest book In the Den
ver Times. Certain critics of note h.d
pronounced it slush as well aa all her
other books, but other critics pronounced
them good. Yet her books sre said to
have been read by 2.000.000 people.
Then I turned to The Omn Bee and
read In an exclusive comes some quota
tlons from "Billy Sunday and was for
elbly reminded of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's
article In your paper some time ago, con
cerning his vituperative utterances. Quot
ing at length from them, she says that
they are sure to limit his field of use
fulness. Also I have read Dr. Aked's
articles in your paper, and many adverse
criticisms In eastern papers snd the ques
tion arises: Did Jesus, the savior of
mankind use slang in w'nrlng routs?
Does "Billy" Pundsy go to work the way
Jesus did? lis most d-nunc try lan
guage was In then words: "Woe unto
your scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites,"
In the twenty-third chaper of Matthew he
used them seven times. Also in Mark
11-15, we read, "Jesus went Into the
temple and overthrew the tables of the
It would seem as If there were a good
deal of money-changing In thla evangelis
tic work. Howsoever as the saying goes,
he gets results, as does Jean Stratton
Porter, though In an entirely different
way, but results all the same. Thous
ands, yes, millions, read her books, and
multitudes go to hear "Billy" Sunday.
After all the most potent question is
not what docs mortal man think of him,
but what does the Savior of man think
of him. Whether these results In soul
winning prove genuine, remains to be
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