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A Home Newspaper Published 1'. tna Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs,
VOL. V. No. 32.
Salisbury, N. O., Tuesday, July 27th, 1909.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
STATESYILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Boy's Whereabouts Still Ounkown. Fannie
statesviile Landmark, July 20-23.
Dr. J. M. Wharoy, whaon Sun
day concluded his service as sup
ply pastor of th- Fir?t Presbyteri
an church, left last evening with
Mrs. Wbarey for their f.irrrer
home at Davidson. The last of
the week they will join the:r sou,
Prof. Jag. B. Wharey, on a trip
Geo. M. Sueele, the aged colored
citizen who has been intheeroplcy
of the Wallace Bros'. Co fir many
years, arid Fannie Gillespie, the
aged colored woman who was
charged with being implicated in
the murder of the Lyerly family
in R -wan county some years ago,
aud who has made h'-r home here
since the case was thrown out of
court after the lynching of the
murderers, were married Satur
day evening. Steele's wife died
about a year ago and he needed a
Bpxter Scott, a young manwho
Jives in Bloomfiold, Las a bull t
hole almost entire'y through .hip
thigh as the result, of the hccideut
al discharge of a pistol in his own
hands Sunday afternoon about 3
o'clock. Two other young men
of the community call d on Sctt
Sunday afternoon aud askd to see
his pistol and whi'e Scott wae
handling the weapon in the pres
ence cf his friends he accident''
pulled the trigger and a bullet
entered the fleshy part ol his leg
He was taken to the sanatorium
later aud the bullet, which had
barely missed the bone end had
pas3ed almoBt entirely through the
limli, was removed.
The whereabouts of Foy Kurlee,
the 15-year-old sou of Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Kurlee, who disappear
ed rather mysteriously four weeks
ago this morning, are Btill un
known to his parent and they are
becoming very anxious abouthim.
The boy was last seen by acquaint
ances at a point near the plant if
the Statesviile Safe & Table Co.,
where he had been employed for
some time, and where he went
from there is wfcat is puzzling his
parents and the officers. He had
just been to the ofnoo of the Safe
& Table company and collected
the wages due him, and had re
marked on leaving the factory
that he was going back home. It
was known that the boy hadsavtd
about $50 in cash and as the mon
ey cannot be found at home it is
supposed that he had it on his
neisou at the time. Me was a
rather backward and bashful boy,
had never beeii away frum home
very much ai-d his father says he
knows of no reason why he should
have run awav. At, times the
father fears that his son has met
with foul play; that he was pro
bably killed for his money and his
body disposed of.
The fifteenth annual picuic for
the benefit of the Barium Springs
Orphans' Home will be held in
Tempietou's Grove, MooreaviJle,
next Thursday, 29th. L. C . Cald
well, of Statesviile, will deliver
L. B: Bristol was this week com
missioned by jov. Kitchen ordi
nance officer of the State Guard,
with the rauk of major. The ap-
poiutmeut was given Mr. Bristol
without solicitati jm. He was on
the staff of Gov . Glenn and was
in the small arms practice depart
ment of the State Guard.
Miss Jane Snmmerell, daughter
of Dr. aud Mrs. Mitchell Summer
ell, of Rowan county, uudrwoi.t
an operation for appendicitis at
the sanatorium a few days ago
and her coudition is favorable.
Mrs. Summerell, who was here
with her daughter and visited '
friends in Statesviile and vicinity,
returned home Wednesday.
Mrs . Wiley Horton, who lives
north of town, was painfully in
jured a few davs ago by being
knocked down and trampled by
two cows. She. was leading the
cows to pasture when they became
boisterous and in some manner
knocked her down and then walk-
COWLES' BILL UNNECESSARY.
Congressman Webb Dissects the Measure
Presented by the Congressman.
Speaking of ihe bill introduced
by Representative Cowles provid
ing for the re-enactment of recon
struction statu 8 having to do with
the coudnct of elections, Represen
tative Webb made the followmg
statement to-day : "It is almost
unbelievable that anybody should
seriously thiuk of re-enacting
those hated statues now. They
are re'ics of the days when the
Northerner had his heel on'the
necks of the white people of the
South; when the negro did the
voting and the whittB were dis
franchised and carpetbaggers had
general control in the laud. The
mere reading of these old sections
of reconstruction laws revives I i
ter memories ot sectional 1 .. 1 ,
strife and race feeling. Why a
young white man of the South
who was born since the civil war;
should want to re-enact such ob
noxious laws 44 years after the
civi1 war, is past understanding.
"I do not believe you could find
a half-dozen Northern Republican
Congressmen bitter enough to
stand for such laws again. In re
vising tho criminal laws of the
United Stfttes in the last Congress,
when the Republicans had a lar
ger majority, no 'Republican,
North cr South could be found
who was willing to suggest the re
eutctment of these statues.
'The auth r of the bill under
takes to justify his action by say
ing that, there are no State or
Federal statues to "punish election
thieves. He shows remarkable
unfamiliarity with our own elec
Cion laws in making this state
ment, for there he will fiud it a
crime to abet il'egal reg stration,
to bribe or attempt to bribe a vo-
ter, intimidate a voter or aiscnargo
an employer ou account of ti is vote
disturbing elections, fraudulent
voting, impersonating another yo
ter, treating with liquor, false en
tries by election officers, failure of
officer to make returns of eleetiou,
false return, etc. Our laws to
protect elections are as good as
any State has, North or South,
andthe unscrupulous aud dishon
est e'ection officers cf whom Mr.
Cowles complains surely do not
live in his district or he would not
have been elected.
'Section 5,515, which it is now
proposed to re-enanct, makes it a
Federal offence to violate a State
law in regard to eleetionp, which
means the turning over complete
ly of our criminal laws relating to
elections to the Federal authority
judges and marshals. There is
no State in the Union to-day that
would stand for such an extreme
and dangerous proposition.
"Surely our young friend does
not understand the full import of
his bill Let us hope that he
does not," Washington dispatch
: f i
ed acr ss her body, in
painful wounds with their feet.
Iu the fall Mrs. Horton's right
arm was brokeu just above thw
Work has begun on Fred H'
Conger's new home, corner Broad
and Tradd streets, and will pro
gress as rapidly as possible until
the handsome residence is com
pleted. It will be one of the finest
homes in Statesviile, modern in
every particular, and will cost ap
proximately $15,000 Including
the rooms in the basement to be
used for the hot water heating
nlant. lauudrv rooms, etc , the
house will contaia about 15 rooms.
Sees Mother Grow Young,
"It would le hard b overstate
the wnderful chai-g in uiy moth
er since she began to use Electric
Bitterd," writes Mrs. W. L. Gil
patrick, of Danforth, Me. "Al
though p tst 70 shesoems really to
be growing young again, She
suffered untold misery from dys
pepsia for 20 years. At las& she
could neither eat, drink nor sleep.
D ctors gave her up and all re-
medies failed till Electric B tters of Rustless, Ky , "when all doctors
r,,,A D-.h n,Amiara fp hafif.iiaH ttn!rio..)a a cs -1
health. " Their invigorated all
vital n i-iro n a r.nra T.ivar ftnrl Kid.
uey troubles, induce hleep, and Sores, Eczema, Salt Rheum, cause of sickness is the only sens
imDar . strensth aud aDDetite. Corns. 25j. Guarantefiri hv n ble and successful way, Scld by
Only 50.3 at all druggists.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
A Splendid Gift to the Jackson Training
School. Residence Burned in No. 3.
Concord Times, July 22ud.
The Southern Conference of the
North Carolina Synod convened
at St. Andrew's1 church here to
day, July 22, 1909, at 10:30 a. m.
The opening sermon was preached
by the secretary of the conference,
Rev. C. P. Fisher.
The Woodmen of the World are
looking forward to a big time at
their picnic at Bethel next Tues
day, July 27. There will be lever
al good speakers present, and
music will be furnish d by the
Woodmen band. Of course there
will be a big dinner.
Walter P. 'White died at hii)
. 0 ne on Bell avenue last Tuesday
moruiug about 4:30 o'clock after
a lingeriug llluess of consumption.
Mr. White had been a sufferer for
several years, and for a number of
mouths lived in Asheville. He
returned toOoucord last April to
live, rrjd remained here uutil his
Two Concord ministers are be
ing voted for iu the Lexington
Dispatch's contest for the most
popular minister in each county.
Rev. J. W. Long has 200 votes
and Rev. W. L. Hntchius 100.
Miss Mary Hendrix has returned
from the Whiteh.jad-Stokes Sani
torium at Salisbury, where she
was operated on for appendicitis
She has many friends in Concord
who will be glad to know of her
The relativrs and friends, of
William A. Caldwell were shocked
Mouday evening when a telegram
was received hero announcing his
sudden death which occurred a
bout 5 o'clock in -Greensboro at
the Williams Sanitorium, where
I he had goife for treatmentou Sun
day afternooii. Mr. Caldwell had
gone out to mail a letter to hit
wife, aud retired to his room on
returning to the sanitorium.
Shortly afterward when fouud he
was quite dead, his death being
the resu't of heart failure. There
was no one with
him when the
On last Suuday night the resi
dence of J Frank Smith, one of
the most prominent citizens of
No . 3 1 iwusbip, waB destroyed by
fire. M . Smith discovered the
hre about 10 o'clock, being waked
by the light and roaring of the
flames. They succeeded in getting
out several trunks, two feather
beds, a few quilts, etc , but prac
tically nothing else of value was
saved. Tbe-loss is estimated at
$1200 or thereabouts, with $850
insurance on both 1 uildiug aud
James P. Cook, chairman of
tno board of trustees of Jackson
Training School, authorizes the
announcement that a prominent
citizen of the State and his wif
. -i... e iU pleat fly-killer is a weak solution
whose names are withheld for tho F. . 3 , , , , .
t. L j j iJAof formaldehyde in wateritwo ta.
nrnaont. fin vaat.arrln.t7 rlrrno far! - . , u nwH.ywTv
the funds necessary to erect In
dustrial Hall, which is now being
built there The building is to be
the work shop for the Trainiig
School, and will cost $3,500, and
the entire cost will be borne by
the geutlemau and his wife re
ferred to. Work is now going on
i i the erection of the buildiug.
. frost In Watauga.
Fr st a-plenty was seeu in dif
ferent sections of the county yes
terday morning by those who
aros ) early. Dr Hodges re
ports naving wntieu ni. name
iu frost at Banner Elk. This is
quite 8nd unusual occurrence for
this season of the year. Old men
8:iy they uever saw frost in July
befon m the mountains.- Boone
Special, 21st, to Charlotte
Tortured on a Horse.
"For ten years I couldn't ride a
without being in torture
iles," writes L S. Napier,
-r-w ... .
! cured m." Infallible for Pilaa
Ttnrna Snftiri Hnfa nnn
Guaranteed by all
LEARNING TO PPVEHr COM.UW PR.OV .
Country Loses UIIIisi Yeariy In Wasted
Edicition. fiOOO.OOO Die.
Over 2,5000,()b0of the 17,000,
000 scho it children euiolUd iti$he
United States : h?e dunug the
school year jusUclosed. been syste
matically instructed concerning
the dangers of VVonumption ac
cording to a staiefttent issued to
day by the National" Association
for the Study and- Prevention of
Tuberculosis, v '
Besides the 2,5Qb0,000 children
thus regularly,iuslructed m their
schools, the Nticjftl Association
estimate! that fulty 1,000,000 more
have received instruction at the
various taboronlqsis exhibits held
in all parts of the country or in
seperate classes abd organizations.
A number of investigations con
ducted iu various parts of the
world show that a. large percent
age of the children iu the public
schools have tuberculois before
they are eighteen.. That a large
number of them d not die, is due
to the fact that healthy children
are able to resist the at
tack of the consumption germ.
On account of th$ prevalence of
the disease amon children, the
National Association considers
their education to be of prime im
portance. . -;
Iu Boston, a speoial commit sion
which recently investigated the
subject, found that over 5. OX)
aohool children in that city alone
had positive case&rof tuberculosis.
In New York, a receut study
showed ovir 25,000 tuberculosis
children in the 'schools. Ou the
basis of these and othtr investiga
tions, it is estimated by certiin
authorities that there are nearly
1,000 CKX school children in the
United States trwlay, will prob
ably die of tugroalosi8 before
thny haya 'aiWa - tbe'-agevOfJ
eighteen This would mean that
the public schools cf the country
are payini? annually about $7,-
500,000 for the education of
children who will die before they
reach the age of eighteen. At
least one-half of this sickness, and
I i i .i r x i - i i j
P8ni inree-iouring oi it, couia
be preveuted, if the municipal and
Btate goverumeLt would' adopt
better aud more hygenic methods
of controling and teaching the
children, aud f the public in
general were alive to the need for
The National Association de
Clares tr.at the best way to wipe
out consumption among the chil
dren is to educate both them and
their parents so that they wil
know that tuberculosis is a com
muuicable disease, that it can be
cured and that it must be pre
To Kill Flies.
The London "Lancet," the lead
ing medical journal iu the world
savs that the best and sim
blesooonsful to the pin). Place
in plates or saucers throughou
the house Ten cents worth o
formaldehyde will last an ordina
ry family all summer, it nas no
offeusive smell, is fatal to disease
organisms, and is practioally non
p ns tnous except to insects.
Pyrethiom powder which may
be bought at auy drugstore, burn
ed in the house, will also kill the
A failing time nerve -no longer
than the finest silken thread
takes from the Heart its impuls,
its nower. its regularity. The
Stomach also has its hidden, or in
side nerve. It was Dr. Shoop
who first told us it was wrong to
drug a weak or failing Stomach,
ears or xviuueyo. a.io preHutip
ti on Dr. Shoop's : Restorative is
directed straight for the cause of
these ailments these weak and
faltering inside nerves, ThiB no
doubt clearly explains why the
Restorative has of late grown so
rapidlay in popularity. Druggists
Bay that those wio tests 4 he Res
f Aafiua Avon TAf o ran nana anrtii
J-orawve Te, QJ ?
became f ully convinced of its
wonderful merit. Anyway, don t
drug the organ. Treating
I f?,e aV.a BUTZ C
. Corneluon s Cook.
T : : :
LEXIN8T0N AND DAVID ON COUNTY.
Southern Power Company Condemns Land
tor Right of Wat. Still Destroyed,.
Lexington Dispatch, July 21st.
Typoid fever has again made its
appearance in many parts of the
county and several deaths have
A Cotton Grove farmer here yes
terday told the Dispatch that
Grady Frank, a son of W. H.
Frankr. found 62 snakes under
some cord 'wood which was being
moved, and killed them all. They
were garter snakes. This is a
The revenue officers visited the
lower part of the county again last
week, searched some houses and
hunted about until finally they
came on a blockade still of the
reported capacity of 150 gallons.
The officers are getting busy with
Davidson moonshiners aud the
latter by this time must know
that Uncle S&m must be onto
The fireman on No. 64, local
freight, due here about 7 o'clock,
wag badly scalded after the train
reached Hih Point Friday. He
was sprinkling coal iu the tender
whan the nozzle of the hese flew
off and a stream of hot water
struck him about the knees. He
was looked after at High Point
aud returned to Spencer. His
name is McCarn.
Friday (Drs. Long, of Greens
boro, and Buchanan and Hill, of
exington performed an operation
on the smail son of John Push.
removing f a piece of dead bone
rom the lad's leg, which was
orushed in a buggy wheel some
months ago. The little fellow
suffered a frightful accident and
has had a hard time of it. but is
now resting very well aud it is
(hoped 4 bat since the opexatiog ; tit
will rapidly recover.
Thursday S. H. Kindley and
Miss Ethel Davis, the latter of
High Point, Daughter of Ransom
uavis were marriea in the regis
ter's office here. During the week,
also Emory , Holder, of Rowan,
and Miss Bessie Byerly, secured
icense to marry; H. A. Swice
good and Miss L. E. Essick, also,
D. H. Crowell, of Stanly, and
Miss Neta Feezor, daughter of W.
L. Feezor, of Healing Spnugs.
Sunday morning Rev . Parker
Holmes announcei f;om his pul
pit in the opera house in Thomas-
ville, where the Methodist con
gregation have been worshiping
for the past year, that the service
next Sunday morniug will be held
for the first time in the new
Methodiet chush, which has just
been completed. The new church
has just been built at a cost of
$15,000 and now at itB completion
it stands with every dollar paid
and not one cent of indebtedness ,
It has just taken a little bit over
one year to build the church,
The final report of the county
superintendent of public instruc
tion, Prof. P. S. Vann, shows that
there was collected from all
sources for the school during 1908-
09 the sum of $25,384 40 ; and that
of this sum there was expanded
on the school $23,457 97, leaving
a balance of $1,926 83. The sta
tistical report shows that there
are 8,118 white children of school
age, and 1,155 colored children of
school age. From general poll
tax the schools received the sum
of $5,318 10; general property tax,
$18,925 45; fines, etc , $1,011.20.
The total county fund, exclusive
of a 1908 balance broueht for
ward, amounted to $20 263.45.
The first condemdation proceed
ings instituted by the Southern
Power Company for a right-of-way
in this county were heard last
week befvre Clerk C. E. Goodwin,
who decided that the company has
the right to condemn,, and he ap
pointed E. A. Rothrock, J. A.
Young and G. F. Moorefield a
jury to assess damages in Lexing
ton, and M. L. Ritohie, A. L.
Boggs and W. L. Myers as the
jury in Thomasville township.
The lands that figured in the con
troversy belong to T. S. Eanes,
W. W. Pool, of Salisbury, W. H.,
PLANS TO BUILD A NEW TOWN.
A Now Town on bocky RUer, Between
Stan! and Aosoa, to be Built. ,
Wadesboro, July 15. Several
representative men of the county,
led byjA, H. Richardson, of Anson
ville, are taking the initial steps
looking 'forward to the develop
ment of the northern section of
the county, Mr. Richardson is a
large land owner and has employ
ed surveyors who have made plans
for a hydro-electrio plant near
Kendall Ferry in Reeky river, 15
miles north of Wadesboro.
At this point the building of a
dam and power house which will
cost over $400,000 will produc
from 6,000 to 7,000 horsepower.
The plans as drawn provide for a
dam across the river which is only at the home of Mr and Mrs. W.
200 feet wide at the proposed T. Efird, a quiet wedding was per
point with a high bauk of rock on rm6d, which united T. Ben Ross,
the Anson county side the main
dam will extend 300 feet beyond
the river bank with abutment and
a core wall and earth dam 880
feet in length. The natural sur-
rounding-, are perfect and back of
this dam there ill be a natural
reservoir extending for several
w iigo OVU vrTVSU 1U1 UO JJUllOU
miles. The line of the new South- Knitting Mill, which recently in
bound railway passed within a creaged its capacity about25 per
mile of the site for the power oent ftnd is now irj8talliDg new
plant and the promoters of the machinerv. Our mills are strictlv
idea expect to see a new and man-
ufactunng centre established,
with the cheap power generated
at the plant large cotton mills
can be operated at a good profit,
The work to be done just now J
is the securing of options and the
organization of the company for
the purpose of securing the needed
capital. It is thought that the
entire work can easily be done by
the enlistment of local financiers.
Fierce Hurricane at 6aliestoa Sea Wall
Sates tie Cltj.
Man's " strength and ikill were
pitted against the iuty bf the
elements today and man won,
when the city of Galveston, safely
entienched behind her impregna
ble 17-foct sea wall withstood,
with ' comparatively trifling loss,
a tidal wave and hurricane equal
in intensity and destructive force
to the one which destroyed the
city September 8, 1900.
Outside the limits of the city,
where the wall had not been
reared apd where the city had not
been elevated, the waterB had
their way, but the warnings of
the weather bureau had been
heeded and the luhabitantB had
removed their possessions out of
the dauger zone
From other cities in the affected
area come tales of narrow escapes
and much destruction of physical
property. The only auxiety ex
pressed now is for the smaller
towns, villages aud summer re- church here, performing the cere
sorts with which the gulf cost is mony. The couple are residents
so thickly settled, Iu the history of Cooleemee and were aocompa
of other gulf storms it has bee u nied by a couple of friends, having
this type of village which suffered
most from the waters.
In Galveston and vicinity not a
single life is believed to have been
sacrificed but the material loss is
thought to be quite extensive.
The hurricane swept the entire
gulf coast with an intensity and
viciousness that has seldom been
equaled in a country where de
structive storms are not unusual.
It had its origin on the Atlantic
coast and swinging westward and
southward, devastated the entire
gulf coast even as far south as
Matagorda bay. Galeston, Texas,
J. A. and W. L. Elliott. Two of
the biggest lawyers in thesUteap-
peared with local attornevs. Judge
ampn.h ,,rn fnr thQ
J ' w "o
"r. " B
ot Charlotte tor the power people,
The jury here in Lexington yes-
terday afternoon, after a lengthy
argument by counsel, agreed on
$75 damage in the case of Mr.
Pool, and iu the case of Mr.
Eanes, gave $100 damage.
Pain can be easily and quickly
stopped. Pink Pain Tablets Dr.
Shoop's stop Headaohe womanly
pains, any pain, anywhere, in 20
minutes sure. Formula on the
25c. box. Ask your druggist or
doctor about this formula it's
Ene. Bold by Oornelison fe Cooks
AL6ERUARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Cotton Uills Declare Dliiduds. Xorti
Carolina to Lead he East.
Stanley Enterprise, July 12,
A mass meeting will be held in
the court-houBe Friday evening
at. 8-30 o'clock, to discuss the
question of issuing bonds for the
J. C. Masters, of the Albe
marle Development Company re
turned to the city Tuesday. Mr.
Masters has been traveling over
several States, and he says that
North Carolina is being discussed
everywhere, and that in the near
future it will be the leading State
east of the Mississippi River.
Tuesday afternoon 'at 3 o'olock,
f New London, and Miss Myrtle
Brown as man and wife, Rev. H,
A. McCullough performing the
A11 the logal millg deolared a
8emi.annual dividend on last
Thursday of 4 per cent. This is a
in theffirat. rank. .,hanD mill.
now nnder process of construction
emphasizj the success that has at-
tended the management. Jno, 8.
tpr-a :j. e
Lillian Mill, vice R. A: Orowell.
resiened; It mav be noted tnat
of the gn Ann naid ont M di:
deud -f no les9 thaQ on6.third goes
infeo .ha uRna ftf nnrhnmA nennla.
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W. H. Parker of Norwood died
very suddenly Monday afternoon
shortly before 3 o'clock, He was
apparently in his usual , health
that morning, and made no com
plaint of feeling ill when he ate
his dinner . After dinner hh iiy
down, and sometime afterward!
when Mrs. Parker went to arouse
him she found him dead. Acute
iudigestion and heart trouble are
supposed to have caused his death.
He was familiary known as "Samp
Parker." The remains were in
terred Tuesday in the cemetery
at Randall's church. Mr. Parker
was one of the county's well
known and most substantial citi-
zens and was a successful farmer,
Ha w. ahnnt 4ft ve.ra of And
is survived by a wife and three
Married in the Public Road. A Will Fills.
Chas Mills and Miss Mamie
Parker were marribd in the public
road about two miles above Mocks-
ville last Thursday afternoon, Rev.
Oashwell, pastor of the Baptist
passed through town, about 2
o'clock. It was the intention of
thelcontracting parties to keep the
I affair secret for a while but they
f failedto do so.
A section of the north wall at
the east end of the large two-story
brick building adjoining E. E.
Hunt's hardware store fell in Sat
urday morning about 3 o'clock.
It is fortunate that it occurred at
night, as during the day there is
almost always some one near the
8Pot and horses and vehicles are
many times left standing or hitch-
ed where tbev wonld hftva haftn
certain to get killed or destroyed
had the wall fallen during thedav.
The front part of the building is
1 s - tg
used by the Mocksville Chair Co,
8 a storage house, but the affect-
, . j I
' sd red unsafe, consequently the
damage is small. Moeksville
Courior, July, 22.
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Snoop, of Racine Wis. tells some
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and practical way. Get this
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of Dr. Snoop's Rheumatic Remedy
for some disheartened sufferer in
your vicinity. Make a grateful
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Help me make this test, sand I'll
certainly helD vonr unffaHna
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