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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1907, Washington, District Of Columbia Want ads In The Washington Post reach readers, and bring quick results. It costs you nothing -to try. cloudy to-day. To- morrow lair and colder. Temperature 76; minimum. 45. NO. WASHINGTON: TUESDAY, JANUARY 1907. -SIXTEEN PAGES. THREE CENTS.. LIVED IN FIHE Fireman Believed Dead for Twenty-four Hours. LAY UNDER TONS OT DEBRIS Through Hole In Wreckage Priest Had Given Absolution. Mew York Fire-fighters Had Been Searching for His Faint Cry front of Mountain of Debris Readied Soon Got Close Enough Give Him Stimulants. Able to Walk When Rescued. New York, Jan. John Seuf- ert, who was supposed to have been killed when two other firemen lost their lives In the flre on Roosevelt street Sunday night, was last night discovered to' be alive, but a prisoner hedged in by tons of debris In the ruins of the big ware- house. This morning at o'clock a.fter heroic work, fifty of his comrades, who dug dowir a mountain, of bricks and tim- bers, he was rescued. Senfert made his presence known to- night to comrades wjio for nearly twenty- hours had sought his body.. He .had stunned, when his companions were lined, and for remained uncon- scious. When he regained his senses he heard workmen about him and cried out. Into the debris a tube was forced, and communication with the fireman was es- tablished. Two or three of the men who had climb- ed the pile of debris heard Seufert's cry about the same time, but driver of Deputy Chief Guerm's -Wagon, was the first to call out. "My he shouted, "one of them Is alive." At that time there were about thirty men working on the ruins. They had been lugging out the damp paper and the timbers since midnight on Sunday, having begun their -work before the flre was out of the wrecked building. Had Found One Body. They "had found the body of one of the lost firemen, Thomas wedged under tons of paper on the third floor of the six-story building, and to them it was Incredible that anybody-could have, been carried down in the crash and be alive under the Immense mass twenty hours later. In a Jiffy Deputy Chief BlnnsAWh'o had been superintending the search for the .bodies all day, was up on the pile of debris, which reached well above the ground floor ceiling. He ordered all of the men to leave the pile and then shout- ed at the top of hla voice, ;'It that you, An indistinct response came to the call from the depths of the pile and another second later the deputy chief repeated the call, except that he wanted to know whether It was Dan in- stead of Jack. "Jack" was-John J. C. Seufert, and "Dan" was his fellow-fireman In 'Engine Company S2. Daniel 3: Campbell. Men- Worked Cautiously. The deputy chief wasted no more time In trying to carry on a conversation .with the Imprisoned fireman. He ordered the men to work, but cautioned them against taking out the, debris from the bottom of the pile or pulttag out any timbers that would let the heavy mass of paper down on the man. There had been a good many ordinary laborers on the job during yesterday, and their ranks were immediately augmented by volunteers from the streets, who rush- ed to the ruins as soon as the news got out. The deputy chief finally had to re- fuse the proffered assistance. He thought it safer to intrust the work to his ex-' pcrlenced men. The deputy chief estimated that there _wtre ten tons of paper alone in the pile under which the man was buried. The firemen and laborers had taken out fully as much as that In the course of the day before they heard the rapping of the Imprisoned fireman. The deputy chief figured that there must be at least tn-o floors and the roof of the building on top of the two missing firemen, as had both on the third floor when it gave way and carried feverythlnjt from the roof flown with it. There was fifteen minutes of tremend- ous working, during which none of the men spoke a word, before another effort was made to _ get into communication with the voice. Continues Conversation. "Is that you. called the deputy chief again, and this time the answer came back stronger. "Yes." The chief tried once or twice to find out whether the man was Injured, but had no suc- cess. Then, he called with his mouth close down to the pile >pf debris: "Is Dan with "No." was the answer. Again the force of diggers, which num- bered then about fifty men. started their One of the firemen in the mean- time had rushed to a telephone and called up Seufe.rt's wife. She had been standing In front of the ruined Blinding all the afternoon, wringing her hands and weeping, but had left at dark. Tne wife announced her. intention of comlfg r.Xiit over, -but as aoori as Deputy Binns and Deputy Chief Guerln, who had arrived, heard of It. they telephoned her not to. They knew that she would become hys- terical and would only hamper the work. By time the second attempt was made to jret into communication with man an ambulance from St. Gregor's Hospital, containing Dra. Duncan. Davis, and Gates, and one from the Hudson Street Hospital, with Dr. Beeuwkes, had arrived. _ Many Came to Volunteer. Soon after o'clock the voice of Seu- became more audible and the (trorkerg redoubled their efforts. It hard work ,and pile after pile of (AJNTUIUBII ON NINTH PAGE. SAYS ROAD OFFERED BRIBE. Northern Pacific -Accused by Anti-car Shortage Worker. Chicago, Jan. H. Beckman, secretary of the Pacific Coast Lumber- men's Association, who is actively en- gaged In an effort to force railroads to relieve the car shortage In the Northwest, to-day asserted that attempts had bean railroad managers to bribe him to desist In his endeavors to force their hands. He also declared that his desk in Seattle had been broken open twice recently, ap- parently in an effort to procure statistics which he has been gathering for months, and which are in the possession of no one else. Mr. Beckman held a conference to-day with members of the Interstate Com- merce Commission, to place before them of the -evidence which he will de- velop when the commission goes to Seattle to investigate car shortage and lumber rates. Beckman alleges an attorney of the Northern Pacific offered him practically any position with that road jand after- ward asked him to name his "price." CARNEGIE TO PRESIDE. Bryce to Be Among Distinguished Speak- ers at Beace Congress. New York, Jan. executive com- mittee which is preparing for the Peace Congress to be held in this city next April met to-day at the: City Club. The con- gress, which will be known as the Na- tional Arbitration and Peace Congress, will be composed of representatives of all religious and civic bodies that may send delegates. The executive committee 'organized by the election of Prof. Samuel T. Dutton, of the Teachers' College, as ahalr- man, and Robert Ersklne Ely as secre- tary. Andrew Carneg.le, it .is. said, will pre- side over the congress, and the speakers will include James Bryce, the new British Ambassador; Baron d'Estournelles de Constant, and Count Apponyi, the famous Hungarian Liberal leader. SAY ROCK RISES LIKE TIDE. It Was Probably High When Transport Sheridan Was Stranded. Honolulu, via San Francisco, Jan. is declared 'by native and Japanese fish- ermen, who ply their occupation In tha neighborhood ol Barbers Point, rock or reef on which the transport Sher- idan was stranded is what they call a "springing rock." They assert that at times it Is mujeh; higher Than at other times, rising and falling, as they explain ft, by the action of substrata, which sometimes force it up and sometimes allow it to settle down. TROOPS QUELLING RIOT Outbreak of Textile Strikers in State of Vera Cruz, APPLY TOUCH TO FACTORIES Mexican Soldiers Are Using Stern MeasA ares to Bring-Order Oat of Chaos. Pawn Shops Hotbed ny the Rioters. Strike Supposed to Have Been Settled by Efforts of President Diaz. City of Mexicd, Jan. special train carrying two regiments of soldiers to- day was hurriedly dispatched to Orizaba, Vera Cruz. Strikers in the textile factory there burned the company's" store to the ground and threatened to destroy the mill. The property is owned by A. Garcia, a citi- zen of France. Men Dissatisfied.. It was thought that the textile strike has been amicably settled through the intervention of President Diaz and Vice President Corral, but it appears that a number of men are dissatisfied 'wth the termis. The town is about forty miles south- east of the City of Mexico, and is one of the important.towns of the Staje of Vera Cruz.'" Burning Buildings. In a dispatch from a private source late to-night, the was made "that a condition of chaos existed at Bio Blanco, Negates, and Santa Bosa mills in tha State of where the textile workers have been on a strike. The telegram states that the strikers w.ere applying the torch to the factory owners' property and robbing pawn shops. The troops, which arrived from the capi- tal.the dispatch added, had succeeded la pacifying the men In part by employing stern measures. KILLED IN WILD WEST PLAY. Companion, Dresed as Cowboy, Says Youth Shot Himself. New York, Jan. Gearan. a youth seventeen years old. who recently c' from Toronto. Canada, and Her- bert Coburn, aged fifteen, played "wild West" in a small room of a tenement house in Eighth avenue to-day, and the Gearan boy was shot through the head and killed. Coburn was arrested. He was attired In a suit resembling as closely as possible a Western. cowboy's dress, with a wlde- rlmmed sombrero, big gauntlet gloves, a cartridge belt, and a chain to hang ills revolver from. The police think the two boys, who lived together in the little room, had been read- ing cheap novels of adventure. Three revolvers were found In the room. The arrested boy said the dead boy shot him- self. GOLDIE WOOD QUITS STAGE. Allan Wood's Widow to Wed Again, Her Relatives Say. Special to The Washington Post. AHentown. Pa., Jan. in Al- lentown. where Goldie Mohr Wood, erst- while chorus girl, 'now a vaudeville star and widow and heiress of Allan Wood, the wealthy iron manufacturer, were to- day informed that Goldie had abandoned the stage once more and had canceled all her dates. Relatives of Mrs. Wood here say that she is to be married again. Florida, Cuba, Sonth, p. m. and n. m. Unexcelled ser- vice, via Penn. Atlantic Coa_st Line R. R. Florida Information Bureau, 001 Pa. ave. PeralHri Ruga and Carpeta. About 200 beautiful Rugs and Carpeh from far-away Persia will be sold at Sloan's, 1407 G St., to-morrow at 11 a. m. and 3 p. m., to cover advances and charges. Must be sold. On view to-day. No catalogues. TOOUSTICLELL1 Attorney GeneralJacfcson Be- gins New Proceeding. STATE WILL BEAR THE COST Hearst Defrauded of Office, the Petition Declares. Mayor's Attorney Issues Statement As- sailing New Attorney General for Overruling His Predecessor and Ignor- ing to Prove Mc- Clellan Usurper to Be Pressed to Early Wrongly Counted. Special to The Washington Post- New York, Jan. McClellan was .served this morning with a sum- mons and complaint in a suit brought by Attorney General William S. Jack- son, In the Supreme Court of New York County, to oust hljn. from the office of mayor and seat William B. Hearst; This is a separate and distinct action from the quo warranto .proceedings, which were begun on the .application of Mr. Hearst and held up by a temporary In- junction" obtained by the mayor from Supreme Court Justice Fitts, of, Albany Countv. The present action, which Is known as a suit in ouster, alleges flatly that Hearst was duly and legally elected mayor, and that Mr. McClellan is a usursuper, where- as the QUO warranto proceedihgs were in the nature' of a call .upon the mayor to. prove the validity of his title tb office. Hearst Suit Abandoned. The latter proceedings will be abandoned now In favor of the- suit, :which Is brought In the name of the people of New York State. In the event of the suit going In fa- vor of the mayor, the costs will have to be paid by the State. In the case of the quo warranto action, Mr. Hearst would have had tb stand the expenses involved in an- adverse decision. Further proceed- ings th the Hcerst- case were, enjoined Saturday by Supreme Court Justice Fittg. The new action will be prosecuted by leputy Attorney General Donnelly, with terence J. Shearn, Sir. Hearst's per- sonal attorney, as special counsel. Attor- ney General Jackson, sold this afternoon that the new suit will come to trial at nee. It is furthef alleged that ballots legally Hearst were counted for Mc- Clellan by the of election, and that these "Miscounts" formed basis of the returns of the vote. It Is claimed that men not entitled to vote were al- lowed to vote for McClellan, in many other ways the election laws were violated at the 1905 election. Votes cast for Hearst, it is declared, were not count- id in a number of districts. Says Illegal Votes Were Counted. The alleged illegal votes counted for McClellan and the legal votes which it is asserted were not counted for Hearst exceeded, but by precisely how much the plaintiff is unable to state, the difference between the votes for the de- fendant McClellan and the said Hearst." 'Notwithstanding the election of said the complaint concludes, George B. McClellan "has usurped and Intruded into' and now. unlawfully usurps and holds the office of It is demanded that Judgment be ren- dered upon the right of Hearst to the office and also upon "the pretended right" of the defendant. The complaint fur- ther demands In the name of the people of the State that R be adjudged that McClellan has no Just [or legal right to the office; and asks 'that .he "be ousted and excluded" from it. Judgment Is sought further which allows the State to recover the costs and disbursements of the action. Mayor McClellan has twenty In which to answer the complaint. HJ may ask for an extension of twenty uays then. One difference between this new action and those that have preceded It Is that it ia brought In the name of the people of the State of New York, whereas the others have been in the name of Mr. Hearst. Mayor's Counsel Scores Jackson. E. L. Richards, Jr.. of Mayor McClel- lan's counsel, Issued a statement outlin- ing the mayor's position regarding the Jackson suit. The statement declares that the mayor Is justified in hesitating to sub- mit hisj rights to an attorney general "so careless of his dignity; so reckless of his conduct, so contemptuous' of the law." It' ilso scores Mr. Jackson for "saddling up- on the State in his efforts to liefilond Mr, Hearst" an expense of which It Is estimated the .cost of quo warvanto pro- ceedings would be. In the orderly course of justice." says :he statement. "It had been 'determined that a suit against Mayor McClellan to test the title to his office ought not in rea- son and justice to be brought This deci- sion was arrived at by the Republican at- torney general, after a most careful In- quiry. 'At the invitation of the succeeding at- torney general, Mr. Hearst, was asked to renew, his application to have an action brought, which he has done. Then Mayor McClellan asked rthe court whether the new attorney general has. power to re- verse the decision of hts predecessor on the same facts. The court has made ait order and issu- :d its writ of prohibition against the attor- ney general forbidding him to determine the question involved, viz: whether he has the power to reverse his predecessor and bring the suit. Advised Defiance of Court "The attorney general immediately thereafter determined that he did have power, and has brought the suit. After the writ was served, -he immediately came to New York and sought the counsel-W Mr. Hearst and of his attorneys. They advised a defiance of the court's great writ. The attorney general forsook the dignity of his office and of his own au- RECORD'S WHITE HOUSE SUBSCRIBER INTERESTED. tonomy, violated his oath of office to maintain the law, and Inaugurated a reign of "What hope d6es there remain to.any itlgant, let alone the. mayor of qwr when the chief law officer of n his first Important act, overrides the authority of the courts? "Mayor McClellan is certainly justified In hesitating to submit any right of his to a tribunal so .reckless, outrageous and riotous as that of the present attorney general. X 'Wlth an Incumbent so careless "of his 'conduct, so- contemptuous bf-the law; .a court only ot mpeachinent might adequately deal, and :he. sooner the better." APPOINTMENT ;FOR DURAOT. Understood Sir MortimersWill Be Given Colonial Berth. London, Jan. Henry Mortimer Durand, until recently British; Ambassi- dor at Washington, sent a letter to-day, to Sir Edward Grey, the foreign secre- iry, advising him of his" return. The conference, "between the two states- men, in 'which- the former' ambassador will report, fo'expeeted to take place later n the week, and after it Sir Henry will. >e received by the King. It is under- stood that he Is to receive, a colonial ap- pointment. The governorship, of South Wales. Is mentioned, although no decision will be. reached until his' report las 'been submitted. DEATH IN RUNAWAY'S WAKE Babe Killed Mother and Three Chil- di en Probably Fatally Hurt. Driver, Who Was Wot on Truck, Drag- ged Through Threatening Crowd to Police Station. New York, Jan." runaway team dashed Into a' crowd at a First avenue crossing to-riight, killing a baby in its carriage and so injuring the child's mother and three other children that ;hey can hardly survive. t As the drlverless team drawing a heavy truck turned into the avenue, Mrs. Min- nie Klappcl, pushing occupied by her 'sixteen months' old- boy, Sidney and with another son" Harry, aged four, and a daughter, Millie, six years old, on either side, started for the opposite curb.' With them were Frank Sohn, aged three, and Frederick Leachman, seven years old. s The woman saw-.thclr-peril and made, a frantic effort to get her charges back io the curb. 'Only Millie escaped. The baby was to death while Mrs. Klappel and the other three children were trampled upon. Removed senseless to a hospital, all were fovnd to be frightfully injured, in each case Internal wounds being prob- ably serious enough.to cause The momentary check to the runaways as they stumbled among the victims, per- mitted others in the avenue to escape. The team was stopped by a policeman who arrested Alexander Taggert, the 'driver, who is alleged have left his horses in the street He was charged with homicide, after tie had been dragged through a threatening crowd to a police station. The Southern's Pnlm Limited, from "IVnuWneton, p. m. Southern Railway aiTnounces resump- tion "The Southern's Palm Llm ted" to Florida arid the South, effective flrst train passing through Washington p. .m. January and week-days thereafter. Quite superior train; latest examples of equipment, with all most recent appli- ances and decorations. Pullman sleeptnjr. compartment, club, and observation cars and Southern Ra Iway dining cars, elec- tric lighted throughout Sleepers for Atken. Augusta. Savannah. Jacksonville, and St: Augustine; also sleeper bl-weekty to Charleston. DENIED KILLS Slashes Woman, Girl, and Himself. WOMAN DEAD, OTHEES MAT DIE Tries Jo Kiss -Mrs. When Guests Go to Her Assistance, He Uses Cutting Wornarfs Throat, He Shoots Her Was Pro-; prietzess ;of Hotel. Special to The .Washington Post. New, Lena Weidman, proprietress of the. manicuring establish- ment in the Hotel Endlcott, Is dead; Paii- Jlne'- Hatel, a. young woman who lived. with her, and.George Fallen, a florist, at Columbus avenue and' Bighty.-flrst' street, are not fatally, wotuided, and of 261 153d street is slightly as a result of a shooting and stabbing affair In the. apartments, SO'- West Eighty-- second street, to-night. According to short story made by Mrs. "TOedeman, Fallen was responsible for all the wounds, cutting and shooting shooting her and himself and the others. Mrs. Wiedeman resided with her hus- band, John man about fifty years of age, "In apartments on floor. .After dinner- to-night they were slttine in the -flat with. Miss Ratel .and Bergman, but Wiedeman, complaining: of feeling ill, left them to get some medi- cine at a drug store. oNt long after he had gore, to 'a story told the'police by Bergman, called upon Mrs. IWede'man. Tried to Kiss Woman. Tn a short: time, -while Miss Batal: and Bergman were part .of the room from the other two', -Fallen seized Mrs.-Wiedeman.around the waist arid at- tempted to 'Wss her. She resisted, and two -came to her assistance in a Struggle As they, to -restrain him, Fali .from liquor or some other .cause seemed struggled -with theiniuntil they were in the bedroom. There he suddenly grabbed a razor from. a .bureau and cut a deep gash in Mrs. Wiedman's throat. f Slashed Vicionsljl, with Eazor; before the others had time- ,to- appreclate what he had done, Fallqn turn- ed on them and slashed them viciously. Bergman went -down. with. a. cut, across.; forehead, and. Miss Ratel wag twice across the face. One gash .was. across the cut the tongue The other. w.as a deep cut near .the right .ear. Bergman, unable he says, was i still conscious, next cut Mrs. -WIedman. a second time; across the throat with the.razor, she Jylnif.pros- trate oh the floor, at the time, ariii then drew, a revolver -and shot her twice over the heart. -He then shot hunsel'f in the right eye. According to Falion's he went" to make a knocked on the door.yand was refused admission. He to force.the partially opened.U, when" Some' one 'from inside shot at him. Other. circumstances he did not recall or Was too weak to re- member. Miss Ratel had not ness up to a, late hour It is believed that she will die. .Stashed Victini After She Fell. Policeman' who was called- in, found Mrs. Wiedman lying on the floor, with Fallim kneeling "over- slashing- her with a. razor and pulling her hair. Levins felled him withra heavy .blow1 with the night sticfc Mrs. Wiedmaii was stih conscious. "Who is that Levins asked her. "George the reply. "Is that the man who she whispered, and. then lapsed into an unconscious condition. Dr. Edward W. Chamberlain, who ha'd been summoned, arrived just asn thg: statement was concluded. In a very tow minutes Mrs. Wledeman died .In his armi- .The police think that eitHer of the bul- let wounds were serious enough to .have proved of itself, fatal. Each was directly above the heart. The razor cuts-were long deep slashes on the side of the throat. Mrs. Wiedeman was thirty-six .years. old. i She was ,an .attractive woman, tall and a brunette. 'Fallon resided -with the Wiedemans', and according -to a, supplementary story told by Bergaman late to-night, 'had conceived, a. violent infatuation for .the. wife. Wiede- man knew of this infatuation and. was .about to -leave the house. .wounded were, .alltiken to the Rooseveft Hosnpital. Fallon will probably die. i, Man. at -Mile a Mirmte: But ordV .Ga'v Jan; To thwart a- 'mob waiting here" to" take Jim a negro, .from, a train arid lynching 'him, a Southern Jtaiiway, engineef .opened' his. throttle -and sent his train through town at a mHe-a- minute On Saturday night the negro, assaulted Mrs. 'Annie McCue. This morning, wheh he was -captured twenty mAI'es north ibt here and was put oh a train to be brought -'a 'great bent on. gathered-at the station, ielegram was to the conductor of the train, who informed the engineer. The latter said he 'would save the hegro.: When two miles .from Buford he opened the throttle and1 never s topped JIB Law- 'reached, where the negro was jailed. MACEUN CASE. Corporal' of.. Infantry Assault on Officer. "t'o'rt Jan. The finding o! khaki one sleeve of which was covered blood1 and punctured, pre- by a bullet, led to the arrest this afternoon. of Corp. -JOiowles, of" the Twen- ty-fifth irifaritry, a negro regiment, on the charge .murderously assaultlrig Captv Bflgar K Macklin on .the night of De- cember 21. When arrested the" negro was, found to hive a Constttu- in .their satisfaction over the act -ilcan. President in castlmj groes out of the' army-by the wholesale, there was a very general feeling: that Mri Roosevelt Tiad gone too far-in directing that the "dismissed negroes should not be entitled to bold office under the Federal government In fact the Democrats were lined up against the Lodge Indorsement proposition, and have so informed the Re- publican leaders. There were many Informal conferences between "the Republicans before the speech making on the Brownsviila" aJCaic was begun. Some of the able lawyers on the Republican side took the ground-that Senator Foraker's resolution for an In- quiry by the Senate Committee on Mili- tary Affairs Into the facts connected with Oie discharge of the negro troops went too in that it permitted the .commit- tee to examine Into the question of the constitutionality and the legality of the President's action before the circum- stances of the Brownsville riot had been ascertained. New Foraker Resolution. "'Mr. Foraker accepted the suggestions made and, In consequence, prepared a substitute for his original resolution, so as to provide that the- committee take testimony, 'only as to the affray at Brownsville and report what it ascfrtaln- ed to the Senate. While-Senator Foraker was being consulted, it was Impressed upon Senator Lodge that his amendment to the Foraker resolution, providing for. an indorsement of the President's action, was objectionable for the same reason. As a result of these representations, both Mr. "-Foraker and Mr. Lodge drew new resolutions of the same general char- acter, which each Intended to offer in the Senate later in the day." In neither was R sought to indorse the President's position, as proposed by Mr. Lodge, or to permit an Inquiry at this time into the consti- tutionality and the legality of the Presi- dent's action as allowed by the Forakar.' resolution. How it happened that Mr. Lodge got his resolution before the Sen- ate first, and bow Mr. Foraker got pro- voked over this, and because of things Mr. Lodge said In his speech. Is- part of the interesting story of the day. When the Senate adjourned Mr. Foraker had not finished his response to Mr. Lodge's remarks, but he gave notice that he would continue to-day. He said, in ef- fect, that he was" opposed to the new Lodge resolution. Thia attitude on -his part created surprise, .because it was taowi that Mr. Foraker had prepared a resolution almost exactly like that which Mr. Lodge presented. Which resolution was prepared first Is a disputed question among those who have time for unproflt-. able controversies of that character. It was the general understanding- in the Senate that Mr. Foraker had voiced his opposition to the Lodge resolution be- cause Mr. Lodge had placed Mr. Foraker In the position, if-he Indorsed the Lodgo -resolution, of having backed down from.- hls previous stand. Most of the people who saw both resolutions are of the opin- ion that they are almost exactly similar. By Foraker and Lodge. Whether they are or not may be Judged from the text of the resolutions them- selves, which are given below: Mr: Lodge's resolutionr Resolved, That the Committee on Unitary Af- fairs be, and hereby Is, authorized t6 make Inquiry and taJcc teatimooy in regard to tn0 affray .at Brownsville, Tex., oa the night of August 12, 2906, and that It be, and hereby is, authorized to sVad for persons and 'papers and administer oaths anl report tMreoa by Mil or etherise. Mr. Foraker's resolution: Resolved, That the Committee on- Military At- tairs are hereby authorized and by Mb4 CONTINUED ON FIFTH PAGB.
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