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Harrisonburg Rockingham Register (Newspaper) - November 30, 1906, Harrisonburg, Virginia ’> . th TEAR HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 30, 1906. WHOLE. NO. 4668 For Emergencies at Home For the Stock on the Farm Sloaiv’s Lminveivt Isawhole medicine chest Price 25c 50c & * 1.00 5end For Free Booklet on Horses.Cattle. Hogs & Poultry. Address Dr. Earl S. Sloan, Boston, Mass. THE CARPER ROAD CASE MAN IN THE MOON. Was Carried Up From Board of Supervisors. Circuit Court was occupied the greater Dart of yesterday in hearing evidence in the appeal of J. B. Carper, a land-owner, from the action of the Board of Supervisors in a road case. The hearing was before the Court, without a jury, and was not completed. Mr Carper, who owns a farm near Keezletown. askei and was granted a commission to assess his damages in the matter of the Thomas A. Marshall petition for the establishment of a public road through the Carper farm. Viewers bad assessed his damages at $300. The commission increased these only $47.05, awarding him $347.05 in all, and from this finding Mr. Carper aupealed to the Supervisors themselves. Tin Board, after hearing the appeal, sustained the finding of the Commission, and established the road. From this action Mr. Carper not d an appeal to Circuit Court. Mr. Carper was represented yesterday by Attorney George E. Sipe. Petitioners were represented by Chas. D. Harrison and H. W. Bertram. A large number of witnesses were examined for each side. Mrs. Gertrude M. Tutwiler, who makes her home in Harrisonburg, was granted an absoluto divorce from her husband. Anderson Tutwiler. it appearing from the evidence in the cause that defendant bad wilLlly deserted and abandoned plantiff for more than three years prior to the institution of her suit. In the matter of Geo. E. Sipe, guardian, vs. B. G. Shacklett’s administratrix, on motion of Mrs. Ella Haughtv, one of the defend, ants in the cause who is under 21, Geo. E. Sipe was appointed special receiver to hold and manage the estate of Mrs. Haughty and receive and pay over to her her share of the rents and profits. Bond in the penalty of $2,000 was required of the receiver and was given. Mrs. Ida C. Wine was appointed guardian for Vesta M., Carl, William F.. and Flora C Wine, infant children under 14 of herself and her deceased husband, Stuart D. Wine. Mr. Wine gave oond in the nen-altv of $2,000 with John F. Driver as her surety. Mrs. Genuie C. Mitchell was appointed guardian for Katie and Orville B. Mitchell, infant children under 14. Bond was given in the penalty of $3,000. On motion of Minnie Virginia Summers, an infant over 14, the Court appointea as her guardian L. T. Beall, who gave bond in the penalty of $50, with G. E. Boyers as surety. The estate of John S. Bowman, deceased, was committed for administration to Sheriff John A. Switzer. The commitment was on motion of Robert Liskey. HiS Bride a Public Official. News has been received in Har-risonbuig of the mar” in Casper, Wyoming, of h Rogers, a native of the Cro& . neighborhood, and a bn, her C. L. Rogers, of Harrisonbu -g, and Miss Etfie Cummins. Mr. Rogers has been living in the West for several y^ars nod is now engaged in the . i'ti* business at Casper. His bride ^^nerintendent of the public ,n boo/s of Natronax county, at a Salary of $1,500. Versions of Ancient Myth Held by People of Different Lands. Of ail the myths which have sprung up around the moon, before Galileo’s telescope revealed another world with lofty mountains, deep valleys and vast plains, the oldest, and probably the most familiar to us all is that of its human inhabitant. Everv nursery has heard the story of the man who was found by Moses gathering sticks on the Sabbath and condemned to dwell in the moon until the end of time. Originating, doubtless, in the superficial resemblance of some of the moon spots to a man with a bundle of sticks on his back, it would be handed down by zealous Sabbatarians as an edifying warning. It has even been referred to Biblical authority. German nurses commonly vary the tale by saying that the offender was given the choice of burning in the sun or freezing in the moon and that he preferred a lunar frost to a solar furnace. But in the Middle Ages, before the Lutherans and Puritans superimposed the conception of the Jewish Sabbath upon the Christian Sunday, the crime thus punished was theft. It is possible, however, says the Locdon Globe, that the “Man in the Moon” myth may claim an even remoter antiquity. Primitive man had a tendency to personify those natural forces whose laws he could not comprehend, his imagination endowed them with human force and human feelings, and with superhuman knowledge and power. Hence the moon acquired a sex and a gender in Sanscirt and derivations, except Greek and Latin, and such modern languages as have come under the classic influence, it is masculine. And doubtless this is the reason why the legendary “Woman in the Moon” is not nearly so prevalent as legendary “Man. ” Be this as it may, it is certain that in Teutonic fable we find the moon inhaoited by both sexes, for. according to Mr. Baring-Gould, our familiar rhyme about Jack and Jill is derived from the Scandinavian myth of the two children, Hinki and Bil, who were taken up into the moon with their pole and bucket as they were drawing water. They symbolize the waxing and waning of the moon, while the water they are carrying refers to the influence of the moon’s phases upoo the rainfall. There is an ancient belief found in some of the writing of the old Egyptians that the moon is an abode I of departed spirits. And some of ’ the South American Indians still regard it us their “happy hunting ground,” the paradise of dead chiefs and braves. But in the Middle Ages the moon was generally looked I upon as the seat of hell, and it is probably this circumstance that led to the familiar association of the moon with witchcraft. Farm Sold in West Rockingham. Isaac Hoover, of West Rockingham, purchased Monday of Samuel H. Gay the latter’s farm of 70 acres adjoining the Dundore place on War Branch. The price paid was $4500, of which $2500 was cash. Mr. Hoover, who made the purchase for W. C. Hoover (now in the West), will get possession January I. Mr. Gay expects to resume his residence in Harrisonburg. HERVY CDHDB6T0P Intertupted Word of Lone-Handed Road Agent. Kansas City. Mo., November 23. —One of the most unique and daring train robberies in the history of the Southwest was committed 100 miles east of Kansas City early today. Between Slater and Armstrong. Mo., a distance of twenty-one miles, a masked man. single-handed, robbed twenty passengers in three cars of the fast eastbound combination Chicago and Alton-Chicago, Burlington and Quincy passenger train. After half an hour’s work he secured approximately $2,000, besides several watches and other pieces of jewelry. The man was finally overpowered by E. B. Heywood. the train conductor, who knocked a raised revolver from the robber’s hand and forced him to the car floor. The robber was bound, made to disgorge and four hours after the robbery was committed was placed in jail. The robber, who said his name was Trueheart and that he came from California, was recognized by the engineer as the same man who on November 9, last, in an exactly similar manner and at the same place on the road, went through the rear sleeper of an eastbound Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific overland limited, which on this division run3 over the Alton tracks. The train reached Slater at midnight and when it started out cf that place five minutes later, True-hart boarded the smoking car. His eyes were covered by a mask. Leveling a revolver at two passengers in the seats nearest the door, he ordered them to Dass over their money and valuables and to do it quickly. T< e men complied, and when True-hart placed the stuff beneath his belt and proceeded to give his command in a loud voice to the man in the next seat forward, the car full of pissengers was thoroughly aroused and ready to oomply. When the robber had systematically robbed the passengers in the smoker of their belongings he p ssed to the door, keeping them covered. It was a twenty-five-minute run from Slater to Glasgow and he awaited the arrival at the latter place. As the train stooped at Glasgow he swung off and boarded the chair car as it rushed by a moment later. Through the chair car the robber’s tactics in the smoker were ropeated. Next, he entered a sleeper and began his command to the luckless passengers to surrender their valuables. Conductor Heywood appeared upon the scene here and Truenart. with the command “Throw up your hands” pointed his revolver at the conductor’s breast. Instead of complying, the conductor, quick as a flash, knocked the revolver from the robber’s hand, threw himself upon the man and bore him to the car floor. The two men struggled fiercely while the passengers were instantly in a panic. Finally the dozen male passengers in the car came to the conductor’s aid and the robber was pinned to the floor. Truehart appears to be thirty-two years old. He is five feet five inches in height and weighs about 135 pounds. His description tallies with that of the Ro:k Island robber and the engineer of last night’s robbed train positively identified him as the same man. He refused to talk except to berate the passengers for cowardice and to declare that Heywood was the only nervy man on the train. REAL E9TATE TRANSFERS. Caution! Persons when traveling should ex ercise care in the use of drinking water. As a safeguard it is urged that every traveler secure a bottle of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy before leaving home, to be carried in the hand luggage. This may prevent distressing sickness and annoying delay For sale by J. R. Lupton Drug Co. Nothing to Fear. The questions of injurious substances in medicines which has been agitating the minds of many people, does not concern those who use Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy. Mothers need have no hesitancy in continuing to give it to their little ones, as it contains absolutely nothing injurious. This remedy is not only perfectly safe to give small children, but is a medicine of great worth and merit. It has a world wide reputation for its cures of coughs, colds and croup and can always be relied upon. For sale by J. R Lupton Drug Co. TO CHURCH IN AN AUTO AT 101. Woman Celebrate* irthday by Addressing Congregation. Mrs. Susan Askey of Baltimore celebrated her 101st birthday and her 67th anniversary as a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday by going to the North Avenue Church in Dr. George Young's automobile and making an address. A large congregation was present to do the venerable woman honor. Rev. William Osborne, pastor emeritus and an octogenarian, paid a graceful tribute to Mrs. Askev. who in reply said in part; “I was 34 years old when converted to the Christian faith. I am no shouting Methodist, but let me say I am a happy one, The only regret I have is that my age prevents me from regularly attending Sunday services.” Though blind from age, Mrs. Askey is a most remarkable woman. She was born in Montgomery county, but went to Baltimore when a child. Her husband, Joseph Askey, died 28 years ago. They had 11 children, four boys and seven girls. The only one surviving is Mrs. Clara Hunt, with whom the centenarian makes her home. and WHISKEY HABITS cured at home without pain. Book of particulars sent FitF.K. B. M. WOOLLEY. M. D. iia. Office 104 N. Pryor Street- Conveyance* Admitted to Record Since Tuesday, November 20. The following deeds of bargain and sale have been admitted to record since Tuesday, November 20, 1906. Deed dated December 21, 1906, Claude H. Albert and wife to Cnas. E. Shifiett, lot No. 5 in Gay’s addition to Harrisonburg, $150. Deed dated April 26, 1906, F. F. Nicholas to Claude A. Helbert, lot of land on east side of Mason street. Harrisonburg, $200. Deed dated November 1, 1906, John T. Harris, special commissioner to D. H. and S. H. Rolston, 122 acres and 20 square poles of and adjoining Geo. W. Liskey, John Tate and others, $6,716.75. Deed dated April 2. 1906, A. M. Newman and wife to Willie A. Warren, wife of Thomas Warren, lot or parcel of land on southeast corner of Federal Alley and Newman Avenue, Harrisonburg, $800. Deed dated May 14, 1906, Cornelius Driver and wife to A. D. Mitchell and F. A. Shank, lots Nos. 5 and 6. containing 2 roods and 6 poles and 2 roods and 15 poles of land, $376.87. Deed dated November 21, 1906, Samuel Moyers to A. S. Moyers, possess right in 150 acres of land on Brush Run. in Brocks Gap. $75. Deed dated September 15. 1906, Daniel Groves and wife to Samuel Muck, possession right in 62 acres of land on Brush Run. in Brocks Gap, $35. Deed dated January 14, 1902, H. W. Bertram, special commissioner, to Mrs. L. J. Hollingsworth, house and lot No. 21 in Zirkle’s addition to Harrisonburg, $180. Deed dated June 15, 1872. Jesse Moyers, attorney for Daniel Moyers and wife and Jesse Moyers, to Abraham Moyers, undivided interest in land of Paulson Moyers, subject. however, to dower, $60. Deed dated May 22, 1875, Mary Ann Moyers and others to Abraham Moyers, undivided interest of Jacob Moyers, deceased, in 200 acres of land, $64. Deed dated June 24, 1876, Mary Stultz and husband to Abraham Moyers, undivided interest in 200 acres of land belonging to Paulson Moyers, deceased, $64. LOTS STILL IN DEMAND. Development of Garber Addition At* tracts Investor* and Home Seeker*. W, E. Shinnick, of Mt. Crawford, Tuesday became the purchaser of two very desirable building lots in the Garber A Garber addition. both located on the corner of Broad and Wolfe streets. Building sites in this addition met with a ready sale all summer, but the demand for the same has greatly increased this fall, since the owners of the property have set actively to work to lay water and sewer mains and otherwise develop the addition. There were quite a number of parties who purchased lots purely for speculative purposes and all did well, but in the majority of instances those who bought were home builders. The latter have already built or are preparing to do so. At present four attractive homes are in course of construction and five others are under contract. PERISHED WHILE PRAYING. Agen Woman Burned to Death on Knee* Near Open Grate. Washington, Pa., Nov, 27.— While Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, aged 87, of Donegal township, knelt in prayer at her bedside yesterday morning, her clothing caught fire from an open grate, and she.burned to death on her knees. Mrs. Miller was evidently frightened speechless and paralyzed, as other members of the family in an adjoining room did net hear any outcry. Her body, burned almost to a crisp, was found by a daughter, and the destruction of the house was narrowly averted, us the bed clothing and carpet were blazing. SUEIR TRUST FINED $18,000 For Accepting Rebate* from Railroad Company. New York, November 27.—Judge Holt in the United States circuit court, cirminal branch, today imposed on the American Sugar Refining Company fine of $18,000 for receiving rebates amounting to about $26,000 from the New York Central and Hudson River railroad. For giving these rebates on shipments of sugar from New York to Cleveland the railroad company was last week mulcted for a fine identical in amount imDosed on the sugar trust. After Judge Holt's ruling of last week, when the New York Central came up for sentence, counsel for the American Sugar Refining Company evidently thought that they could not succeed in convincing the court that judgment should be deferred or in warding off the imposition of a fine. At any rate, neither John E. Parsons, head of the firm of Parsons. Classon & Mc-Ilvane, general counsel for the sugar company, nor former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Alton B. Parker, who had beon especially retained to defend the sugar company in the trial of the rebate cases, was in court. They left the argument on the motion for a new trial and on that for an arrest of judgment to Tompkins K. Mc- Ilvane, junior member of the sugar company’s counsel. After imposing the fine of $18,000 Judge Holt granted Mr. Mellvane’s motion for^a sixty-day stay to give the sugar company’s counsel due time to perfect an appeal from the court's sentence. Judge Holt had no hesitation in reaffirming his opinion expressed many times during the rebate trials that the “retrospective” character of the language iiad no real importance in the case so long as it was clearly thown that the $26,000 in rebates had been paid and accepted after February 18, 1903, the date on which the Elkins act became law. The judge said that only when fraud, dishonesty or deceit had been used in the giving or taking of the rebates, making the law practically ineffective and powerless, and amounting to real discrimination in favor of a certain shipper or shippers, was a rebate dishonest and illegal. As to Mr. Mollvaine’s question as to the validity of the Elkins act. Jugde Holt said it was not nearly as loose in its wording or legal structure as some others. The whole nut of the matter was the decision of the question whether the defendant had been proved guilty of receiving rebates in violation of the Elkins act, which became a formal law of tho country in February, 1903. Congress, he said, in making this law, had been especially careful in indicating its intention that corporations themselves should be subjected to punishment, just as in former laws on the subject it had seen fit to omit to state the punishment. DIPHTHERIA S SWIFT WORK FIRE AT TIMBERVILLE. A J. Only Child of Mr. and Mrs Neff Dead Near Daphna. FrieDds of Mr. and Mrs. A whose home is near Daphna, shocked Tuesday morning J. Couldn’t Chase Thief Through Creek. M. L. Aleshire, who lives at Luray, Page county, emptied his shotgun at a man whom he detected in an attempt to rob his hen hcuse a few nights ago. As Mr. Aleshire was in his night clothes he gave up the chase when the thief, uninjured by the shots, dashed through the creek fifty yards from the house. If you like Coffee but dare not drink it, try Dr. Shoop’s Health Coffee. It is true that real Coffee does disturb the stomach, heart and kidneys. But Dr. Shoop’s Health Coffee has not a grain of true coffee in it. Being made from parched malt, etc., it forms a whole some, food-like drink, yet having the true flavor of Old Java and Mocha Coffee. ‘‘Made in a minute.” Call at our store for a free sample. Sold by Line weaver Bros. Neff, were to learn of tho death of their little daughter, Minnie Elizabeth, which occurred at 2 o’clock a. m. of diphtheria. The little girl had been sick only a few days, but the disease was of a malignant type and rapidly accomolished its deadly work. She possessed unusual sprightiiness and beauty, and was the only child of her parents. As such | she was held in the tender-est affection and was a favorite in a large circle of friends. Toe funeral was held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at Zi< n Men-nonite church. In Time of Peace. In the first month of the Russia-Japan war we had a striking example of the necessity for preparation and the evrly advantage of those who, so to speak, “have shingled their roofs in dry weather.” The virtue of preparation has made history and given to us our greatest men. The individual as well as the nation should be prepared for any emergency. Are you prepared to successfully combat the first cold you take? A cold can be cured much more quickly when treated as soon as it has been contracted and before it has become settled in the system. Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy is famous for its cures of colds and it should be kept at hand ready for instant use. For sale by J. It. Lupton Drug Co. Star Course Date Chauged. By the courtesy of the management of Assembly Hall, the Dra matic Night of tne Star Etertain-ment Course has been changed trom December 4 to the following night, Wednesday, the fifth. The Owen Shakesperean Company will on that occasion present “Romeo and Juliet.” Home and Shop of Graham Ritchie Totally Destroyed. Fire at Timberville Tuesday afternoon destroyed the home and carpenter shop of B. Graham Ritchie, and for a time threatened the destruction of the entire village. Mrs. Annie Good, of Indiana, a sister of Mr. Ritchie, and her little three-year-old son. who were sick in rooms on the second floor, were rescued by neighbors just in time to prevent being burned to death. The loss is variously estimated at from $800 to $1,030, with no insurance. The greater part of the household goods and the contents of the carpenter shop were gotten out of the burning structure, but a considerable portion went up in the flames. The fire started from a spark from the kitchen chimney, which ignited the shingled roof. Within a few minutes the entire roof was ablaze. A strong wind was blowing from the west and the carpenter shop, located only a short distance away, also caught fire. Neighbors hurried to the scene and later a great many people came in from the surrounding country. Their efforts were directed toward saving the household property,after Mrs. Good and the little boy were carried in safety to a near-by house. Bucket brigades were organized and every effort was made to save adjoining property, which was greatly endangered by sparks from the burning buildings. The old school-house, a short distance away, and the stable of Erasmus R. Neff wore on fire several times, but determined efforts on the part of he citizen firemen saved both buildings. The flames were discovered about 2 o’clock and it was after 5 o’clock before the residents of the com-muity were assured against a spread of tho r »o. Men were on duty all last ni> lit t,, watch the smouldering remains of the burned buildings and see that the flames did not broak out afresh. ITEMS FROM TIMBERVILLE. WILL HMJHJi WEALTH President Roosevelt’s Plan to Check “Swollen Fortunes.” Washington, D. C., Nov. 27.— President Roosevelt doesn’t expect that the coming short session of Congress will pass a law imposing a heavy progressive inheritance tax, intended to check the growth of “swollen fortunes,” though he will make a recommendation on the subject in his annual message. The President wlil make the recommendation incidentally in a discussion of means for retarding the growth of great fortunes, with the idea that the subject will be considered generally during the short session, and that the public and congressional opinion will crvs-talize for legislative action by the time the sixtieth Congress meets. But it has already become evident the sentiment in favor of an inheritance tax is so strong, in the lower House, at least, that action may be taken this winter, touch influential Republican members as Hepburn, of Iowa, and Bartholdt, of Missouri, are heartilv in favor of it and would be ready to go ahead with its enactment if it becomes evident there would not be strong opposition to it. involving longer discussion than the House could afford to give in the three months Congress will sit. It is expected the President will no only recommend an inheritance tax, but he may throw out a suggestion looking to the consideration of mea r s by which a constitutional income tax can be imposed. He is known to favor such a tax if one can be framed that will meet the objections raised by the Supreme Court when it declared unconstitutional the income tax passed by the Democrats in 1894. VOTE FOR CONGRESSMEN. Old Folk*’ Home May Be Duplicated in Maryland. Timberville, Va.. Nov. 27.— Messrs. I. Frank A rehart and Wm. A. Dingledine left hero today for Zanesville, Wis., to study telegraphy. Dr. D. Fuhrney, of Fiederick, Md., was here la*t weeK inspecting the Old Folks’ Home. The old Fahrney homestead near Frederick was some time ago given to the German Baptist church and it is probable that an institution similar to the one here will be erected upon it by the church in the near future. At the last meeting of the Town Council Rev. M. A. Kieffer was elected councilman to fill the unexpired term of A. D. Mitchell, deceased. The central telephone office will be closed hero on Thanksgiving Day except from 7:30 to 8:30 a. m. and 4 :30 to 5:30 p. m. According to a statement made by Prof Hulvey recently, we are soon to receive a share of the special schrol appropriation when ours will be made a State High School. An addition will be built to the present building and more grades added. For this and many other things we will be thankful. New* of Singer* Glen. Singers Glen, Nov. 27.— Miss Bebe Ruff, of Sangersville, is visiting J. Frank Moubray. Warren Ratcliffe returned to Shenandoah Institute yesterday after a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. 13. S. Ratcliffe. An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Frank died Saturday morning and was buried from the U. B. church Sunday morning. The funeral was preached by Rev. Isaac Myers. Dr. and Mrs. S. W. Brewer visited friends in Broadway last week. Willie and Lena Hulvey and Virgie Homan, of Broadway, were visiting at Dr. Brewer’s Sunday. The Glen Cornet Band will hold an Oyster Supper in the Town Hall on Thursday evening, the 29th. The sale of the personal and real estate of the late John Shaffer was held last Saturday. The home tract, containing the residence, blacksmith shop, carriage shop. etc. was purchased by D. P. Shiffiet for $1300. Another tract of 20 acres was purchased by R. H. Funk for $800. The personal property brought fancy prices. Charged with Liquor Blockading. John J. Skelton has been arrested in Page county on the charge of selling liquor without license. Skelton was formerly prosecuted for the same offense by the Town of Luray. His last arrest was at the instance of the county authorities. State Canvassing Board Awards Certificates and Announces Majorities. The State canvassing board met in the office of the secretary of commonwealth on Monday and went over the returns from the congressional election. The returns were found in proper shape, and certificates were awarded to nine Democrats and one Republican—Colonel Slemp, in the Ninth district. The majority for Judge Saunders for the short term was six less than for the full term, the vote for Dr. Simmons showing an increase of two for the same term. There was no action Monday to indicate that Dr. Simmons will contest the election of Judge Saunders, in the Fifth district, but this will doubtless be done, as there has been much activity among the recognized party managers for some time. In the First District Wm. A. Jones’s majority was 4,479; in the Second. Harry L. Maynard’s was 2.869; in the Third, John Lamb’s was 3,26!). In the Fourth, Francis R. Lassiter had no opposition and he received 2,615 of the 2,620 votes that were cast. In the Fifth district Judge E. W. Saunders defeated Dr. John W. Simmons by 222. In the Sixth, Carter Glass had 2.724 majority. In the Seventh district James Hay received 5,573 and Fred E. Berber, 2,372 giving Mr. Hay a majority of 3,201. In the Eighth, John F. Rixey's majority was 4.097. In the Ninth, Col. Slemp, the republican State leader, defeated Robt. A. Bruce by 2,041; and in the Tenth, H. D. Flood s majority was 2,266. In this district one vote was cast for A. C. Braxton; three for Jacob Yost; and one for Frank Moore. Don’t Forget That L, H. GARY Is Located South Side Square, Next Door Clarendon Hotel, with MILLINERY AND NOTION S. Have a beautiful line ol Trimmed Hate for Ladies and Children, trimmed in the Newest Styles. A laarge Assortment of Untrimmed Hats, in all styles and colors ; can be trimmed to suit any taste. We have a few of the GAGE HATS that are being sold at cost. Always the correct style. Only a few left now. Shawls in Silk and Wool; Facina-tors, Children’s Caps and Mittens. American Beauty Corsets—Exclusive Styles. Every pair guaranteed. Sold and recommended by L. H. GARY. SOUTH SIDE SQUARE.
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