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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of -the;; Ppld?f
Salisbury, N. 0., VEwTsoKyf iuLx 24th, 1907.
Vol. III. No. 32.
Wm, H.Stewart, Editor.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
FARMERS' AND WQlfEN'S INSTITUTES
BE KIND W YOUffiSEDWREIfTS
STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS CLASH.
STATES VI LLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
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Two Old Soldiers Pass Away. Contract
- for the Methodist Church Given.
Concord Times. July 16th and 19th.
Valentine Cook, of Rowan coan
ty, is here at tho hedsid of his
eieter, Mrs. L. E. Phillips, who
has been seriously ill for several
days, but who was reported as
being some better yesterday.
Rev. M. M. Long, a brother of
Rev; J W. Long, pastor-of Ep
worth church, has been appointed
by Presiding Elder Atkins to fill
the unexpired pastorate "of Rev.
J. C VVpoten as pastor of Forest
Hill Methodist church.
S. Joe Deal, of Rowan county,
was in Concord yesterday and told
us that the uegro Je hu Moore who
tried to kill several, negrjes who
were walking in a field last week,
was seen in the neighborhood la6t
Sunday. It is said he goes armed,
and wants to kill Henry Fisher.
Officers assisted by the citizens of
the county, heavily armed, are on
the lookout for him, and if he is
seen he will be taken in custody
at once, dead or al ve.
There was a considerable wind
storm here Thursday. Several
feet of the iron smokestack at
Odell Mill No. 5 was taken off and
the roof was blown of Peniuger's
livery stable. Part of the waU at
the new Brown mill was blown
down, doing damage amounting to
several hundred dollars. Many
trees-were blown down, and also
' several small outhouses in various
parts of town. The elevator roof
of Cannon's factory was also
- D. Valentine Litaker died last
Sunday morning at 7 o'clock At
his home in South Concord after
Vn illness of several weeks of
stomach trouble. Mr. Litaker
took sick from exposure while at
tending the Confederate Reunion
at Richmond in May. and
never recovered. Mr. Litaker
was 75 years of age, and
leaves his widow and three
children. He was a Confederate
soldier, being a member of Co. A.
20th N. C. Regiment.
On las Saturday morning about
9 o'clock Jacob Dove died at his
home two miles balow the city.
Just five months ago from the day
of his death, Mr. Dove fell at hiB
home and fractured his hip. Since
that time he had been confined to
his home, having been able to
come to Concord only once. Mr.
Dove was 84 years, 1 month and 1
day old. He has been living in
No. 11 township since he was a
young man, and was raised as a
bound boy in No. 9 township. He
sold the first commercial fertilizer
ever sold here, and made a fortune
in this business. He had the res
pect of everybody, and was one of
the beat known m jn otthe coun
ty. He was for several years
chairman of the board of county
commissioners. He was also a
c nfederate Boldier. 1
Will Young, the negro who shot
Smith Leach another negro in
Concord several months ago, re
turned to Concord Tuesday and
surrendered to Chief Boger. He
gave bond for his appearance at
the next term of court.
The contract was given last
week for the Kerr Street Meth
odist church to Messrs. Sills -fe
Klnttz, who will begin the work
of construction at an early date.
The church will be situated at the
end of Kerr street near the Gib
Best Medicine in tne World for Colic and
"I find Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy to
be the best in the world," says Mr.
C. L. Carter, of .Skirum, Ala. "I
am subject to colic and diarrhoea.
Last spring it seemed as though I
would die, and I think I would if
I hadn't taken Chamberlain's
Colii, Cholera and Diarr h o e a
Remedy. I haven't been troubl.
ed with it einc until this week.
' when I had a vrv severe attack
and took half a botile of the 25
cent size of Cb mert.M in's Colic.
Cholera and Diarrh '" t remedy,
and this morning I feel T.k a new
r or saie ny James r nm
mer, oansDury, and ap e n c
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Mr. Harkey Takes Charge of Beef Market.
Pumpkins Growing in a Chimney.
Et inly Enterprise. July 18th,
August 6th is the date set for
the next annual Masonic picnic,
to be held on the beautiful lawn
just north of, Mrs. Harrelson's
residence, near the graded school
Mr. and Mrs W. J. Swink and
children, William, Hcarne and
Frances, of China Grove are spen
ding a few days with Mr. and
Mrs. H. L. Horton. Mr. Swink is
attending the meetings of stock
holders and directors of Efird and
The City Meat Market has again
changed hands, J. T. Harkey, of
Salisbury, becoming the proprie-
or. Mr. Harkey will retain his
interest in the restaurant at Salis
The trial of the Ason county
ynchers is in progress in Monroe
ihis week, Judge Peebles presi
ding. The case against John
Jones, aged 23 years, and a son of
Peter Jones, of Morven,was called
first. The jury was selected with
in two hours. Motion to quash
the. indictment was overruled, and
the case will go on to a finish. It
is an instance wherein one's sym
pathy is terribly aroused on
grounds of friendship for the, men
who banded together to lynch one
J, V. Johnson : but one wherein
aw and facts both seem to be
against the accused,' and where
the duty of judge and jury is
painfully plain. The result of
the trial will be one of unusual
Mayor Schmitz, of San Francis
co, n as been sentenced to nve
years in prison. The people in
the court room cheered so long
aud loud the room had to be clear
ed before business could proceed.
All this, in face of the fact that
Schmitz claimed that the people
were with him. Yes, they were
"in at the death." Thus to all
In a literary address in Union
Institute about fourteen years
ago Mr. Brown, a lawyer from
Albemarle was making some very
complimentary remarks about the
ladies, telling of their many
achievements and accomplish-
ments. Me nnauy reacned an
eloquent climax on that part of
his subject by saying :
and gentlemen,-! declare
that a woman can do anything in
this world that a man can do, ex
cept trim a lead pencil and climb
a tree and she can climb a tree
are no men
Marshville, Our Home,
Former Register of
M. Vanhoy, and Miss
ton, daughter of SH. Milton,
were married in Salisbury, in the
Methodist parsonage, Monday
uiuu, wmio uh bueii way Wi
Jamestown exposition in company
i i m i
Mr. Ranenm called nnr t.f...n-
tinn t.r n r.M rlooarfot ohimnav
near the town's nn hi if. Rnnnro a
pumpkin vine has found its
growth at the base of the chim
ney, extended-its way through to
the top. aud gives evidence of
bearing pumpkins at both ends.
Death of Mrs. Nail, 102 Years Old.
Mrs. Barbara Nail, wife of the
late Thomas Nail, died July 10,
1907, at the home cf her grand
son W. F. Nail, with whom she
has lived since h6r husband died.
mother and was loved by all who
Knew ner. ranqma .wan was
born July ath, lyoo, aud died
Julv 10th. 1907. She was -Tiorn
and raised in this county, at that
time a part of Rowan county, and
never lived outT of the county.
A riend in Mocksville Courier.
The Right Name.
Mr.- August Sberpe, the popu
lar overseer of th pcr at Fort
Madison, la., says . 'Dp King's
JSew Lite Pills, are ngh-fejy named:
tbey act more agreeably d more
good and make one feel better
- than anv other Jaxativfi" flnar.
i - - -
r ; anteed to cure biliousness and
constipation, zoo at all druggists.
Salisbury, Tuesday, July 30, and Ghloa
6roie Friday, August 7TI907.
Morning sessions will open
at 10 o'clock-and the afternoon
session at 1 :30. .
The subjects for discussion at
Men's meeting in the court honse
are .as follows: Fertilizers and
how to use them, by C. M. Con
ner, Professor of Agriculture, A.,
and M. College. Crop Rotation in
Relation to Soil improvement, by
Tait Butler, State Department of
Agriculture ; Corn Culture, by P.
T. Meacham, Superintendent of
Iredell Test Farm, N. C, Depart
ment of Agriculture; How and
why we Cultivate, by'C. M. Con
ner. Opening of questiOu box
and general discussion.
Women's meeting:' Foods and
their Cooking, by MissMae Card.
State Department of Agriculture;
The Influence of ' Woman in the
Home, by Mrs. Sue V. Hollowell,
Goldsboro; Suggestions for Home
Nursing, by Miss Mae Card.
Joint meeting of men's and
women's institutes in the court
hoase: A Plain Talk to the
Men and Women in the Farm
Home, by Mrs Sue V. Hollowell.
If the local committee will pro
vide a dairy jow and a beef ani
mal Prof. Conner will give a short
lecture demonstrating the differ
ences iu form of the e two types
CHINA GROVE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND.
Morning sessions will be open
at 10 o'clock and afternoon ses
sions at 1 :30.
Subjects for discussions at the
men's meeting in the school
house Cotton Culture, by W. J.
McLendon, Anson county; Insect
Pests and Spraying, by Franklin
Sherman, Jr., State Entomolo
gist; Commercial Fertilizers aud
how to use them, by T. E. Browne,
Hertford "county ; Soil Improve
ment, by Dr. W. J. McLendon.
Women's Meeting: Foods and
Their Cooking, by Miss Mae Card.
State Department of Agriculture ;
The Influence of Womau in the
Home, by Mrs. Sue V. Hollowell,
Goldsboro ; Suggestions for Home
Nursing, by Miss Mae Card.
Joint meeting of men's aud
Womeu's institutes in the school
house : Some Suggestions for the
Improvement of Farm Homes, by
Franklin Sherman, Jr; A Plain
laiK to tne Men and Women in
the Farm Houmes, by Mrs. Sue
ine aoove programs are given
to indicate the nature of the In
statutes, but they may be changed
or added to, as those present de
sire. A question box will also be
open, into which all are invited to
put such questions as they desire
discussed. A large number of in
teiiigent questions means an in
tersting Institute, and a special
attention" will -be given to this
jhe farmers institutes are
held for the benefit of farmers,
and none but stnct'y farming
questions will be disf.i.ssd It
Us. therefore, e-pt-ciallv desired
that a large aUendanc of farm
ers and their families be secured,
I and to this end you are urged to
De present and to induce your
neighbors to do the same.
''Progress" Catches Other Things Than
It is astonishing at the increase
in crime in otanly county since
the work at Whitney commenced
two years ago. In fact the jail
here is so small that they some
times fill it completely, and the
county commissioners at a recent
Lhe & jf donbIed in 0JeT be
able to accommodate Whitney -
Albemarle correspondence Char
Free, for Catarrh j just prove
merit, a Trial size 'Bux of Dr
Shoop's Catarrh Remedy. Let
me send it now. It is. a sncw white,
creamy, healing, antiseptic balm.
Containing such healing ingredi
ents as Oil Eucalyptus, Thymol,
Menthol, etc., it gives instant
and lasting relief to Catarrh of
the nose and throat. Make the
f reeltest and see for yourself wha
this preparation can and will ac
nnmniah. Addroaa Dr Sh
i r - mwuu,
Racine, Wis. Large iars 50 cents.
I sold by Grimes Drug Store
Something That OoghtH be of Interest to
The following, ori- caripg for
aged parents; is str6iig andimely.
It was publ ished in.tti , Rf ) igious
Herald by request pec; J J5 1906.
It is worthy oFa wide read ing in
this day "when-so manyjof the
young think the aged hafe out
lived their usefulness: .4 "
"By some, aged parentage con
sidered a burden, of wbfch they
would gladly rid themselves. We
often see these persons treat their
parents unkindly, apparently for
getting the debt of love atod grati
tude which they owe totHsir fath
er and mother. Ah I houngrate
ful is'the human heartl JHow apt
U it to become cold and hardened
toward those whom itonce loved
with the teuderest, holiest affect
ion! Was it not you$ mother
who watched "oyer you in the
hours of infancy? '3yasit not she
who spent so myiy. sleepless
nights by your side as ypu lay in
your little bed, suffering from dis
ease which she feared might take
the loved one from her sight?
And, when the danger was past,
knelt and offered aiprayer of
thanksgiving to God (4r his great
kinduess in sparing the life of her
darling? She has prayed for you
all through bygone years and she
prays for you still. It was she
who t mght you to sayjyour simple
prayer each evening &$ you knelt
beside her knee. Ob, how you
loved her then! Every childish
care and sorrow was poured into
her listening ear, and you ever
found in her a sympathizing friend
"And your father 1 Do you not
remember when you used to stand
at the window aud watch his com
ing from the field, where he had
labored hard all day long that
you might not want? And, when
the evening meal isver, thai he
took you to his knee, told you
pretty stories, and called you his
precious child? And that when
you came to be of the proper-age,
he sent you to scnool thtfk;you
might obtain an education and
prepare yourself to become wise
and useful, and be an honor to
yourself and to the world? Have
vou forgotten all this? It cannot
"Stop and think what you do
when you pronounce your father
and mother burdens. -Consider
that the vigor of life is gone, that
they have Tiecome weak and de
pendent, and that their poor old
hearts need cheering by kind
wuiuo suu yioou. oiunco,
shadows ot their lives are leDgtn-
en ing their sun is about to set.
Then be careful that you cause no
cloud to settle and obscure the
glory of that sunset.
"Your father's growing old,
His sight is very dim ;
He leans on his faithful staff,
For he's weak in every limb.
His eyes are well nigh-told,
His earthly hopes are fled,
He soon will slumber cold
Among the silent dead.
"Your mother's old, weakj.
Her locks are thin and gray ;
Her aged form is bent,
She will soon pass away.
The one who loves you ever,
You shall never see no more,
Until you cross, the river,
And stand on the other shore.
"Be kind to the old folks, then,
They've done enough for you ;
They've braved the storms of life,
With spirits strong and true ;
Ana now, when age has come.
And earthly hopes have fled,
Oh, share with them your home,
And cheer their dying bed.
O. A. G..T-. in Wingate Messenger.
Long Wait. -
Bill Nye when a young man once
made an engagement with a lady
friend of his to take her driving on
a Sunday afternoon. The appoint
ed day came, but at the livery
stable all the horsps were taken
save one old: shaky, exceedingly
Mr. Nye hired the nag and
dTove to his friend's house.
The lady let him wait nearly an
hour before she was ready, and
then on viewing the disreputable
outfit flatly refused to accompany
Mr. Nye. .
ItllTI It 1 1
"wny, sue exclaimed sneer
ingly, "that horse may die of age
at any moment.
"Madam, ' j Mr. Nye replied,
,4when I arrived, that horse was
a prancing young steed." Har
The 2 1-4 Cent Rate Law Causing Consider
abla Agnation. Much of Public Interest.
Especial to the Charlotte Ob
server, from A8heville,dated July
18th, says : . -
Before Judge Spears Reynolds
iu the city police court this morn
ing at 9 o'clock District Passenger
Agent James H. Wood, of the
Southern Railway, also a member
of the board of aldermen of Ashe
ville, and O. C. Wilson, ticket sel
ler for the Southern at the local
passenger station, were tried on a
charge of violating the new State
rate law of 2 1-4 cents a mile for
transportation, convicted and sen
tenced to the county chain gang
for 30 days each.
Messr8.Wood aud Wilson, ar
rested last night, remained in the
custody of a deputy sheriff at a
local hctel during the night and
were in court promptly, at 9
o'clock this morning. The cases
wejd called first. The prosecnting
witness, T. J. Harmon, went on
the stand and testified that Sun
day he purchased a ticket from
Asheville to Canton from Ticket
Seller Wilson, that the distance
was 20 miles and that for the tick
et he was-charged 60 cents, a sum
greater than 2 1-4 cents pel mile.
The Observer's Raleigh corres
pondent, of Friday, gives out the
the following r
The sensational trial of the
Southern Railway Company and
City Ticket Agent Green fof vio
lating the new State 2 cent pas
senger rate law which threatened
an interference of a Federal court
process to arrest-the trial in the
State court, terminated this eve
ning in the State court with a
verdict of guilty both as to the
Southern and Agent Green and
the imposing of a $30,000 fine, on
the Southern and a nominal fine
on Agent Green who pledgpd him
self not to further violate the
law. Green was given the choice
of abandoning the sale of tickets
and paying a nominal fine or
standing out against the State
curt and receiving a sentence to
prison and possibly to the chain
gang. In-choosing to pay a fine
he stated he felt he was guilty of
no- wrong; but he had an aged
and ill mother who could: not un
derstand the situation and, lest
further resistance might etnbitler
her life, he would not resist fur
ther. , The understanding is that
Green will be given some other
position with the Southern.
"However, issues may end for
the Southern at Asheville the
case will probably be carried right
up to the United States Supreme
Court and there will be affidavits
setting out that the prosecution
I of the southern s agent is as
Raleigh forcing their agents
leave their service, thereby wrck
ing the business of the company
Southern counsel claim they score
an advautage by Green's having
been forced from their service
" As . to the fine of " $30,000 the
Southern has ten days in which to
file notice of appeal.
We are having a good season.
Had gentle rain Friday night and
Saturday fore non.
Uorn is looking well. Uotton is
growing, but it is lats. HloomB
are very scarce. t
New wheat is considerably
Most farmers have their crops
in g od shape. Only a very few
in the grass.
Robert " Josey grew tired and
lonesome living by himself, so h"
took Calvin Pethel aud family in
Mr. Pethel is quite a talker and
will help Mr. Josey out consider
ably. J. F. Park has gone over to
Rockwell to work at the carpen
ter trade. He is working for J.
Lawson Klnttz who is erecting
Albert Heilig's residence.
Wise Counsel From the South.
"I want to give sm yaluabl.
advice to those who suffer with
lame back and kidney trouble."
Bays J. R. Blankenship, of Beck,
Tenn. "I have proved to an ab
solu.e certainty, that Electric
Bitters will positively cure this
distressing condition. The first
bottle gave me great relief and
after taking a few more bottles, I
I was completely cured; so oom
J pletely that it becomes a pleasure
; to recommend thhi great remedy."
- Sold under guarantee by all drug
$500 Raised for the Mclyer Memorial
Fund. Something About Growing Onions.
Stat esvllle Landmark, July 16-19,
' Stfctesville District Conference,
M. E Church, South, meets at
Mt. Zion church, Cornelius, July
25th to 28th, Rev. J. H. Weaver,
of Lenoir, presiding.
Nat Smith, an aged negro mer
chant and land owner of Belmont,
the negro Suburb east ot town,
was married this week to Maggie
Waddell, a negro widow f the
same community. The groom is
about 60 years old and the bride
"Did you know that the com
pletion of what new building is
now underway in Statesvillo
means about $500,000 . expendi
ture by the builders?" -This did
seem startling and enormous at
first blush but come to think of it
the citizen who asked the ques
tion is about right.
The meeting aV the court house
Saturday morning in the interest
of the Mclver Memorial Fund for
the State Normal and Industrial
College at Greensboro, was at
tended by 16 or 18 former stu
dents of the Normal, a large num
ber of other ladies and a number
of public-spirited professional
and business men of the town.
After remarks by a number of
members and others the associa
tion pledged itself to raise $500.
Alex. Waddell, colored, of
Chambersburg township, was tried
by 'Squire W W. Turner Tues
day afternoon and bound over to
court in $100 bond charged with
incest,, the victim being Julia his
daughter, aged 16 to 18 years.
Charges were preferred by the
daughter and substantiated by her
mother. In addition to the
charge of incest, they swore that
Alex, had-mistreated them and
had even threatened to shoot the
The Landmark mentioned 'the
other day that the Virgin Mary
started on hei journey on the 2nd
without umbrella or cloak, the
day being fair, which meant that
no rain was to fall until ' hjerre
turn six weeks latere a cut rain
has since' fallen and M.v.N. Hall,
who banks on this sign, was asked
to explain, and he answered
promptly. It didn't rain in
btatesville or this immediate vi
cinity, but it rained elsewhere.
The Virgin takes cognizance of
conditions all about, not tor one
locality, and so she took her cloak
and umbrella. That s why it
rained since she started ; she was
equipped fo'r falling weather.
A btatesviiie man who grows
onions to perfection brought The
Landmark yesterday some fine
specimeus of his crop. Some of
the onions measured 3 1-4 inches
across the bottom. They are not
the multiplying variety or any
new kind, but just the plain, ordi
nary onion. This grower attri
bates his success to planting in
the fall instead of in the spring
He says he has tried spring grow
ing only to find it a failure. "If
you want to grow onions success
fully, says this grower, '-'p'ant
them in October. First put your
grouud in good condition and one
working will be sufficient after the
onions get out of the ground. They
will stand all sorts of weather and
be ready for the table or market
John M. Lippard, a prominent
citizen of Fallstown township and
well-known to many .people in
Statesville and the county, died
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at
his home three miles west of
Troutman. Mr. Lippard was in
his 81st year and had been in
f- eble health a longtime. He was
one of the oldest and most highly
esteemed citizens of the commu
nity and will be greatly missed in
the community and his church.
He is survived by one brother,
Henry Lippard" of the same neigh
borhood, and five children
Messrs, N. A. and L. M. Lippard,
of Rowan county ; Walter Lippard
and Mrs. Amanda Lippard, who
live at heme, and Mrs. Frank
Lentz, of Statesville.
Cheap and Good Phone Service. City's
Valuation Should Have Been Doctored.
Lexington Dispatch, July 17th.
The assessed valuation of prop
erty last year was $1,283,289, and
the tax rate was $1.05 on the hun
dred and $3.15 on the poll This
year there vill be an increase of
$50XX) in the valuation, and the
rate is increased 25 cents on the
hundred and 75 cents on the poll.
The small increase in the valua
tion is somewhat of a surprise
aud. disappointment. Lexington
could easily have a valuation of
13,000,000, and if it did, the rate
could be cut down in proportion
to the increase in valuation.
The Metal Bed Company has
been placed in the hands of a
temporary receiver, Wade H.
Phillips. Esq., who was appointed
by Judge M. M, Justice. On the
26th, in Asheboro, Judge Justice
will hold a final hearing on the
matter, We understand that the
iabilities are about $14,000 and
the asserts $20,000, and that the
company will be able to liquidate
its indebtness. The capital stock
is $12,000 and numbers of people
are shareholders. Meanwhile the
industry 5s being operated and
will continue to be.
The people of Lexington ought
to be thankful for good telephone
service and reasonable rates.
While numerous other towns are
having all sorts of 'phone troubl
es, .Lexington is satisfied. The
service is all that is needed or
wanted, and the rates are $L25
per month for residences and $2.25
for business houses. Until night
service was put on, the" rates were
$1 and $2. Efficient operators
give prompt response at any time,
night or day, oron Sunday. The
system is not owned by a trust.
A peculiar and almost fatal ac
cident occurred near Michael,
about three miles from Lexington,
last week while the threshing out
fit of Hege & Pickett was at work.
It is a new outfit and they have a
ene engine. Whil9 the ma
chine was running the belt flew
off of the separator and struck
John L. Hege on the
engine, quicker tl,
tell it, snatched the" Dh-p uud
canght Hege in its folds. He was
drawn to the engine before it could
be shut down, and when right at
the fly wheel, he was thrown clean
across the engine, hitting one of
his brothers as he fell and knock
ing him down. Hege was dead to
the world for quite a while, it
being fully a quarter of anhour
before he showed any signs of
breathing. He was pretty badly
bruised and shocked, but the phy
sician did not think that ho was
seriously hurt. The man he hit
when he landed got a pretty stiff
The engine at the excelsior
plant broke down last week, on
account of a defective cylinder;
although it is a brand new piece
t 1 m i i
or macmnery. xneoreaK was re
paired for the time, and a new en
gine, and a larger one, will be in
stalled at once. The company
has also a car load of new ma
chinery to place in' a few days,
The number of machines that
chew up the wood into shavings
w. ! be increased from 14 to 30
and the plant will give employ- ,
ment to 15 or20 men and boys.
With the new machinery in place,
ev)n tons of excelsior will be
manufactured per day. They will
at up a cord of wood is 20 min
The whereabouts of Charlie
Krider or Crowder, who vamoosed
m some way on the 12th of June
and has not been seen since, re
mains shrouded in mystery. The
affair, however, does not have the
dark hue to the minds of the au
thorities, that it did this time
last week. It is rumored that a
woman has received a letter and
two postal cards from him. Al
though the officers dragged the
creek and used dynamite to roust
a dead body that might be in the
deep waters, there is no longer
very serious-consideration given
to the idea that the missing man
is dead.: V
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V r Jr '
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