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VOL. LiV. NO. 17,038.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1915.
l'RICi: FIVE CENTS.
EXPECTED JULY 8
Wilson Plans His Re
turn to Washington.
PEACE OUTLOOK CONSIDERED
Foreign Situation Studied
Quiet by President.
MISS ADDAMS WILL CALL
Ei-GoTernor Baldwin, of Connecti
cut, and A. Mitchell Palmer Re
garded as Possibilities for
Lansing's Old Place.
CORNISH, N. H., July 2. President
Wilson today received official informa
tion from Washington that Germany's
reply to the last American note on
submarine warfare may be expected
about July 8, and in consequence he
expects to return to Washington July
9 or 10, to consider the note with Sec
retary Lansing and other members of
The President is maintaining- strict
silence on the subject and reserving
judgment until he has had an oppor
tunity of reading the note itself. Am
bassador Gerard has kept him fully in
formed of the state of official and pub
lic opinion on the question in Germany.
Armenian Question TSot Disturbing.
Word came to the President from
Washington today that officials there
are not deeply disturbed over the
steamer Armenian incident, and unless
new facts develop in the official investi
gation now being conducted, the sink
ing of the vessel is not expected to
complicate seriously the negotiations
The President is holding himself free,
however, to take the question up with
Germany if any American rights are
found to have been infringed upon.
President Wilson spent most of today
studying in quiet seclusion the general
European question. Including the possi
bilities of bringing about peace. He
had before him confidential reports of
Colonel K. M. House, Ambassador Ger
ard, Secretary Lansing and other offi
cials. He has been gathering these re
ports for several months, and is now
taking the opportunity offered by free
dom from minor worries to go over
them and familiarize himself with the
Jane Addama to See President.
A request was received today from
Mrs. Amos Pinchot asking him to see
Miss Jane Addama, of Chicago. Miss
Addama was one of the American repre
sentatives at the Women's Peace Con
ference held recently at The Hague,
and since the meeting- has been touring
Europe with other delegates interview
ing high officials of the belligerent and
neutral nations of Europe about peace
prospects. ? She also discussed the sub
ject with Pope Benedict.
The President was requested to see
Hiss Addams in Washington next week,
and an engagement undoubtedly will be
arranged later. He already has received
several delegations proposing - various
peace plans, and is understood to be
ready to give careful consideration to
any proposal of a practical nature.
Choice of Councillor Considered.
The question of selecting a man to
succeed Secretary Lansing as Coun
cillor of the State Department has teen
considered, but it was understood today
that the President will not make a final
'oXcislon until after his return to Wash
Xrtoni Jix-Goverror Baldwin, of Connecticut,
and A. Mitchell Palmer, ex-member of
Congress from Pennsylvania and now a
Judge of the United States Court of
'Claims, are understood to be among the
men under consideration.
PET RABBIT BITES GIRL
l'ear Expressed That Animal May
Have Kabies; Is Sent to Portland.
BAKER. Or., July 2. (Special.)
While playing with her pet rabbit
Vera, the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. K. H. Ware, living near Hereford,
this county, was bitten by the animal.
The bite was severe and the parents
fear that the pet may have developed
hydrophobia, so they have had the ani
mal sent to Portland for examination
for rabies traces.
So far the little girl has shown no
symptoms of the disease, but consid
erable anxiety is felt by the parents
until they hear from the Portland ex
perts. TYPHOID STING IS DRAWN
Deaths After Inoculation in lJrirl-ti
Army Number Only iZ 2 .
LONDON, July 2. Remarkable evi
dence of the efficacy of inoculation
against typhoid was furnished by Har
old J. Tennant, Parliamentary Under-
Secretary for War, in the House of
In the British expeditionary force in
France, he said, there had been only
827 cases and 128 deaths up to May 27.
Of this number 508 cases were persons
who bad not been inoculated and 10S of
these died. There were only 22 deaths
among the 308 men inoculated, who,
despite inoculation, contracted the disease.
TAKE ALFALFA AND
DRIVE AVAY BLUES
HE.MEDV FOH INDIGESTION".
Seventeen Persons Have Tried It,
Growing So Hungry They Could
Hardly "Wait for Dinner Gong.
CHICAGO, July 2. Alfalfa as a rem
edy for indigestion and mental depres
sion was recommended today by Dr.
Alexander L. Blackwood, of Chicago, at
the closing session of the annual con
vention of the American Institute of
Dr. Blackwooil told of experiments
made with tne new remedy on patients
at a Chicago hospital.
"During the past year observations
were made of the action of alfalfa on
17 persons," he said. "All of them
noted that they grew so hungry that
they could scarcely wait for their
meals. Their minds were clear and
bright, all bodily functions were stimu
lated and it was Impossible to have
The alfalfa is converted into a tinc
ture and administered internally. Its
use, according to Dr. Blackwood, was
accompanied by an Immediate delightful
feeling of well-being, increased appe
tite and great improvement in weight.
Before adjournment Dr. Frank
Branen, of Chicago, attacked the serum
treatment of rheumatism and scored
certain manufacturers, who, he ' said,
practically force their remedies on the
profession by advertising and publish
ing a few testimonials, in that manner
bringing sufferers to a point where
they demand the alleged cure, regard
less of the advice of their physician
for or against it.
COATLESS AUDIENCE ASKED
Pendleton Minister Will Preach in
Shirtsleeve to Congregation.
PENDLETON. Or., July 2. (Special.)
"Perdition Is a perfectly proper place
in which to perspire, but Christianity
teaches that all mortals have the op
portunity to escape the heated hereaf
ter. And I believe in being cool here
as well as hereafter. Come to church
next Sunday and leave your coat at
home. I'm going to preach in my
That is the message communicated
to the men members of his congrega
tion today by Rev. E. R. Clevenger,
pan tor of the Baptist Church. Mopping
the perspiration from his brow while
the mercury was hovering around the
century mark. Rev. Mr. Clevenger made
it known that lie is strongly in favor
of man's emancipation from slavery to
sack coats and stiffly starched collars
in Summer. He will set the example
for a coatlcss congregation.
EXPLOSION SHAKES CAPITOL
Doors of Room in Senate Wing I
Blown Out, Perhaps by Bomb.
WASHINGTON, July 2. An explosion
occurred in the Senate wing of the Capi
tol shortly before midnight tonight, do
ing considerable damage. The explosion
took place in the reception room on the
second floor of the building next to the
office of 'the sergeant-at-arms. The
doors of the room were blown out but
no one was hurt. Authorities immedi
ately began an investigation.
The doors of the Capitol were closed
immediately after the explosion, and
no one was permitted to enter while
the investigation was under way. While
the origin of the explosion had not
been explained, some reports in circu
lation, said it might have been caused
by a bomb.
LINER'S CAPTAIN WARNED
"Kaiser Will Get You Yet" Written
on Floor of Lapland Cabin.
NEW YORK. July 2. "The Kalaer
will get you yet," was the inscription
Captain John Bradshaw, of the steam
ship Lapland, said he found written
in chalk on the floor of his cabin be
fore his ship last left this port for
Liverpool. The Lapland arrived here
today. The writing was in German.
The author of the sentence was not
The -Lapland while in Liverpool had
a brass tablet Installed in the com-
panionway. It was presented by Canadi
an soldie rs and relates the departure of
the ship from Quebec with 2313 of
ficers and men of the first Canadian
contingent. The troops were landed
BELGIAN INSIGNIA FORBID
German Governor-General Kulcs
Against "Provocative" Showing.
BRUSSELS, via London. July 2.
General von Bisslng, German Governor
General of Belgium, has issued an order
forbidding, under penalty of fine or im
prisonment, the wearing or exhibiting
of Belgian insignia in a provocative
He forbids absolutely the wearing or
exhibiting of the insignia of nations
warring .against Germany and her al
lies. BOSTON HAS RECORD RAIN
Precipitation Ceases After Continu
ing for 40 Hours.
BOSTON. July 2. Rain which has
fallen almost continuously for two
days, stopped tonight wltn a record of
precipitation in excess of that for
the four preceding monttia.
Officially the rainfall for 40 hours
was 5,31 inches, as compared with 4.89
Inches, the four months' total. Unof
ficial gauges indicated nearly seven
WAR GIVES A ERICA
BIG TRADE OPENING
Exists in France.
PRODUCTS WILL BE WELCOME
Huge Purchases Must Precede
Resumption of Industry.
EXAMPLE SET BY GERMANS
Methods That Won Before Conflict
Began Must Be Adopted by Na
tion That Wins Business.
Enormons Volume AValtlng.
BY LINCOLN EYRE.
(Special cnrrexpondnt of the New Tork
World. Published by irruiimcnt wltn
PARIS, June 23. After a tour of
France that has brought me into close
touch with men of affairs in every big
city in every section, one fact of para
mount importance, from an American
standpoint, has been borne in upon me
Irresistibly. That is the tremendous
opening for American business that
France will offer to the United States
after the war is already beginning to
offer even today.
I do not refer to the transitory trade
In war materials that is booming just
now, but to the substantial opportuni
ties for export to a country which
when peace comes will welcome gladly
those who aid in her commercial re
habilitation. Large Purchase rfrj KIrat.
Of course the French will want to
sell as soon as their economic situa
tion reverts to the normal. But the
Republic, in common with other bel
ligerents, will have to buy enormously
before she can begin to sell.
Already there is talk of the building
of a tariff wall by the allies against
their present enemies when they have
won out. There might, of course, even
be discrimination against neutrals in
favor of the Triple Entente powers. In
any case, the traders- of the United
States should be able to come to France
and supply her wants that Germany
and Austria formerly satisfied, and to a
certain extent depending upon how
British powers, of production suffer
through the war with those satisfied
by Great Britain.
German foothold Explained.
One of our Consuls-General in France,
who has made painstaking study of
the proposition, outlined his solution of
the matter as follows:
"The Germans got so strong a com
mercial foothold in France because
they had men on the- ground always
on the look-out for fresh openings.
They didn't content themselves with
sending out catalogues and trusting
that a 2-cent stamp would bring them
"We have got to take a leaf from
their book if we're going to grab the
business that will be waiting to be
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAT'S Maximum umptntura, St. 4
Jrrr; minimum, 64. 1 degree.
TODAY'S Fair; not o warm; waaterly
Permission for voluntary retirement refuaad
tu hib officer in 'avjr. laae S.
War riven America blc opening for new
trade. Pas 1.
German aubmarlnea elnk flva BrltUh ships.
Allies make further prosjres at Dardanelles.
Forty -alx thouaand Briton enroll for mu
nition manufacture Pase 2.
Naval battle between Uermana and Ruaslana
reported In Baltic. Pas 1.
Ex-President Dlu of Mexico dies In Paris.
Mormon official test. flea David Ecclee ad
mitted Mrs. Ucddes was bla plural Ue,
Phyntnan advocates alfalfa for "blues" and
Indigestion. Pave 1.
fcfalem turned over to merrymakers for
Cherry and Independence day celebra
tions. Pag .
Two hundred Y. W. C. A. delegates at
Northwestern conference at babeck.
Kappa Alpha Theta girl begin to leave
(Jcarhart. Pag a.
Hugh C. Wallas, returning to Tacoma from
Kurope, says peace la lvr away. Page Jl.
P port a,
Pacfftf foaat I. ague results: Portland .
Oakland 1; Venice 0. ban Francisco X;
halt Lake 3, Los Angeles 1. Psga 14.
Brooklyn shuts out Cltant. winning third
straight game from them. Paga 14.
Francis Plmpson again wins golf champion
ship of Vvrrly Club caddie. Pag J J.
(oromen-lal sad Msvrtae.
Grain baa shortage mesne high price a for
this month, l'ag la.
Flurry among July short at Chicago sends
wheat up. Pace li
fted 1 only strong featura of Wail-street
stock market. Page
Jetty work proofed In g rapidly. Pag 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon Branch of Nations! Society for Pre
vention of Tuberculosis organised. Pat fc.
Start mad Inspecting Jitneys and examin
ing; operators. Pa tea lo.
All Portland will edebrat Fourth of July.
Com mis-loner Baker starts mov to drop
Chamberlain suit. Pag 9.
Weather report, data and forecast. Pag 11.
HEROINE DIES IN WATER
Girl, 17, Itewcuea Another, Then
Hair Is Caught and Death Comet.
OLTMBIA, W.h., July 2. (Special.)
Lillian Johnson. 17 years old, drowned
at the State School for Girls at Grand
Mound yesterday a few mtnutea after
rescuing a companion.
Attracted by the cries for help of the
other Klrl. who was swimming? in a
small lake near tne Institution, the
Johnson girl plunged tn the water and
brought ber friend to la J. Then, see
ing that the other was In no distress,
she re-entered the lake, swimming; on
her back. Her hair became caught in
a snag and. although workmen came
in response to her cries, life waa ex
tinct when the body waa taken from
The drowned girl was an expert
swimmer. This Is the first fatality at
the new state Institution.
TURKISH TRANSPORT SUNK
British Submarine Scores Again in
Sea, of Marmora.
LONDON, July S. A British subma
rine in the Sea of Marmora June Zfi
sank the Turkish transport No. 42. ac
cord Inst to the Athena correspondent
of the Exchange Telegraph Company.
The correspondent adds that the
transport was loaded with troops.
YES. WE'RE HAVING A LITTLE SUMMER
SALEM IS GAY HOST
IN HONOR OF CHERRY
State Capital Turned
Over to Merrymakers.
ANNE IS CROYNED QUEEN
Dual Celebration Includes In
dependence Day Observance.
STREET PAGEANTS VARIED
I'allsarlans of Oregon City Win
I'lrst Prize for Marching Clubs.
Long- I roc r a mine of A m n se
ment Provided for Today.
Ther h-ar our clarion ra't afar.
Chrrr Unl. my Chrrr:and.
OM f-a sm town, 1:1c. beckoaing star.
Cherri land, m y Cherry-land
Bids all to com. and join th throng
That ataika with hipptnwi along.
And rlnr thy dauntless rhrrv sons;.
Clierrland, my Ch.rrxland.
SALEM.' Or.. . July Z. (Special.)
Cherry'nnd. my Cherryland. was en
shrined lit thousands of hearts today
a the throne of humanity surged
through the streets of Orceon'i cap
ital to the liltinc tunes of half a dosen
band or halted to view magnificent
piKriinlj. It was the opening; duy of
Salem's far-famed Cherry Kalr and
Fourth of July celebration, and rec
ords for attendance, cherry exhibits,
floral displays and athletic contests
It probably waa Salem's aireatest day,
and rlcht well did she acquit herself.
Principal thoroughfares were decorat
ed with flans and bunting;, and all
residents were astir early to see that
the quests were given the best at
tention. Itarra Ainr Is OsriH.
Queen Anne (Mis Anne Tantis)
was crowned In Wlllson Tark at II
o'clock, and from then on the fun
was fust and furious. The parade
of civic, and fraternal organisations
in the afternoon waa the principal
pageant of the day, but the baby pa
rade in the morning attracted equal
The Fallsurians of Oresron City. BO
stronir. led by Captain Harry Will
iams, captured the firt priio of HO
for the best-drllled organization, with
other competitors in order aa follows:
Artivans, second prixe. 130; Woodmen
of the World, third prize. $20. and
Pheasants of Albany, fourth prize. 110.
According to K. It- Brown, orsranixer
of the Kallsarlans. Oregon City's
boost'-r organization came here to win
first honor, and hardly had it begun
executing its various maneuvers be
fore It was evident his boast would
it-serial Trnla Chartered.
Illustrative of the-enterprise of the
Oregon City folk wns the. chartering:
of a special train to bring them here
upon failure to make connection with
the regular train.
While the Ros.irlan. of Portland.
(''onrlU'lrH on Pas -. ' oltuna e.
LOVE or MlftE
Coy ouy TfyS
NAVAL BATTLE IS
FOUGHT IN BALTIC
-a.X BATTLESHIPS KE-
Cruller of Madgebure Tjpe and Tor.
pedo-Doat Also Said to Have
Been Sank by Itusslnns.
COPENHAGEN'. July I. via London.
July 3. The German battleship Wlt
telabach. which Is damaged, and a bat
tleship of tbe Kaiser clajia. with many
shots under the waterllne from the
battle In the Haltlc. have returned to
The roliteken'a Petrograd corre
spondent says that It is reported that
not only was & German torpedo-boat
sunk at Windau. but a cruiser of the
Madgeburg; type also was lost.
IXNION. July 2. "A naval action
occurred this morning off the east coast
of the Island of Gothland." says tbe
Stockholm correspondent of Reulrr's
Telegram Company. "The German
minelayer Albatross was chased by
four Itusaian cruisers and ran aground
to escape capture. Twenty-one of the
minelayer's crew were killed and
The Copenhagen correspondent of
neuter's Telegram Company aays that
a message has been received from
Gothland telling of a naval battle oft
the east roast of that island.
According; to the message, gunfire mas
heard last night, and at C:30 o'clock
ttils morning a. naval engagement was
observed from LJugarn harbor, and
later warships steamed north.
At 10 o'clock four cruisers were seen
closely engaged near land. Later a
German torpedo-boat with "many
wounded arrived at Katthammrrsvlk.
on the east coast of Gothland.
FRANCE TO COLLECT GOLD
Certificate of ralrioliin Offered u
Inducement to I'eoi!e.
PA HIS. July :. The private stock of
gold in France has been unofficially
announced at from live to seven billion
The government has decided to invite
the citizens ot France to exchange their
gold for notes, and to that end Finance
Minister Itlbot has addressed a letter
to the Hank of France suggesting that
special counters be set aside In the
bank In Paris and its branches through
out the country for the receiving of
cold from citizens who desire in this
way spontaneously to render service
to the national defense.
In addition to the bank note given In
exchange for this gold, each depositor
m-lll receive a certificate setting fortn
his service to the country.
BEES MUST BE ASSESSED
State Tax CommlsMoti Holds Insects
Are Host Valuable.
OL.TMPIA. Wash.. July 2 (Special.)
Bees are valuable property, and it is
the duty of County Assessors to assess
them, taking the risk of connection
with their business ends, the State Tax
CoinmUston holds In a formal opinion
rendered to Assessor Wheaton. of Hen
Wheaton tacitly Invited an opinion
to contrary effect, writing that tee
men protested against the assessment
because no county bee Inspector had
been furnished, and adding plaintively:
"I don't want to mix with the bee
men or the bees- I've been stung be
fore." WAGES OF 5000 INCREASE
Arizona Miners and Smeltermen
Profit by High I'rlce or Corper.
UOUGLAi. Aria, July !. A further
advance of SV per cent, announced
today as the result of Increased prices
for copper, brings the wages of miners
and smelter men lit Arizona to the
highest rate ever paid In the south
west for similar work. All employes
of the Copper Queen and Calumet
Arizona companies are benefitted by
tbe Increase whl.li la given under the
profit-sharing plan, which bases each
month's is on the price of copper
for the preceding month.
Five thousand men benefit by tbe
Increase, which amounts to about 117.
ItQO a month.
GRAIN HARVEST IS BEGUN
Pamage Is Caused by Wind and
Heat In Walla Walla Valle.
WALLA WALLA. Wash, July I.
( Spec la L) First harvest operations
began today on the Munns place, sev
eral miles south of Tourhrt Headers
are being operated.
.Wind and beat combined hae done
considerable damage to wheat prae
tlcally all over Walla Walla Valley.
lamage reports come In from south
of the city, in the Snake luvcr sec
tion, and from the northern part of
the county. Heaviest damage la to
the Spring sown grain. Fall sown be
ing far enough advanced so that much
of It escaped.
KING LENDS HIS CHAPEL
Ambassador I'ase'a Daughter to He
Married at Palace.
UiXIOS. July . Klne; George, It
waa announced lo4ay, baa placed the
Chapel Itoyal of St. James Palace at
the disposal of Walter Mines Page.
American Ambassador, for the mar
riage of the Ambnar-ador'a daughter.
Miss Kathrrine Tage. to Charles G.
Lorlng. of Boston, and the courle :'l
be married there In August.
The King and Queen Mary, on ac
count of tt-e war. ll not attend the
wedding', which will be a prlvjte one.
WEBBER QUOTED AS
Ex-Counsel for Murder
NEW REVELATIONS OFFERED
j State Witness- Ready to Tell
"Secret" to Governor.
INTERESTING STORY HINT
IHsDincd Man Al! Sjtld to He Pre
pared o Name Sit Oilier Men
Who Hceelved Part of I'uml
Collcxtec by Himself.
NEW YOltK, July S. Thurles lie.-ker.
the New York ex-police lieutenant. n-w
in Ing Sinif prison under sen'.rne of
death for conspiring to kill Ilerni.nt
Itoaetlthal. had absolutely nothing to do
with the murder, according to a state
ment made here today by 11. T. Mar
shall, an attorney, as cominn Irom h:s
client. Brldiite Webber.
Webber was one or the three self
confessed accomplices in the plot te
murder the gambler.
I .a e r r te Inform r.
This statement followed on the heels
of a story that Sam ScUepps. the gam
bler on whom the slate relied during
the firs.t liecker trial to corroborate
the testimony of Jack Hose. Harry Val
lon and Bridge Webber, the three In
formers, held -the secret In the Beaker
case" and would tell Governor Whit
man, should the Governor ask hlui.
It as s.dd that Mr. Marshall Intends
to go before Chief Justice Bartlett.
of tne Court of Appeal, who wrote the
prevailing opinion denying Becker a
new trial, and explain the facts relat
ing to Webber. also the statement
from Martin T. Mauton. counsel for
Decker, that W. Bourke Cockran. his
law partner. Is going to make an ap
peal to the United Slates Supreme
Court In Becker'a behalf, basing it on
the theory that Becker as not con
victed by due process of law.
IerJr. Ileelared Adsalfted.
"Webber," iid Mr. Marshall. "lo:d
me as hi rountel at the fird trial that
Becker had absolutely nothing to do
with the murder of Iioscnlhal. Webber
said that he and the others were per
juring themselves in order to save
Mr. .Mar.-h.all suld that he then to)d
Webber to get another lawjrr and that
from that time he could, not speak be
cause of professional ohliKatlons.
"Hut had I not been convinced of
Becker's innocence." continued Mr.
Marshall. "I would not have aliened
ir.se!f lth the lawyers In M defense
at the second tr'ul. I never would have
entered the case had I not known from
what Brldcie Webber told nie that
Becker nas deliberately "framed up
by Webber. Harry Vallon. Jack Hose
and Sam Sc-hepps."
Webber F.xoarratea Keeker.
Mr. Marshall declared thjet while
Webber was In Ihe Tombs he Webber
sent for him and asked: "How had does
Whitman want Becker?" Mr. Marshall
said that he replied that he thought
the I'lslrnt Attorney was anxious to
obtain evidence against Becker. Mr.
Marshall then asked Wel.ber whether
Becker bad had anything to do with
II murder and that Wcl-ber rep ied:
"No. but what am I to do?" After that
answer. Mr. Marrhall said that he told
Wet. her to get another lawer and that
he has had nothing to do will; Webber
s.nce- that day.
Mr. Marshall declares that profe
slonal ethics alone prevented him from
going on the witness st-vnd at the sec
ond trial u nd relating what Webber
hud told him. Webber, he said. hi
refused to release him from ethical
'aaeew Take WItk I wrl.
"I know I am now putting myself
In the position aa being haled before
the Appellate IMvlslon." Mr. Marha,l
added, "but It makes no difference lo
me. A man's life Is at stake, and If
what I have Jut told will help save
the prisoner's l:fe. I am willing to
take the chances."
Mr. Marshall then told of his In
tention to get before Chief Judtic Bai
lett. Martin T. Msnton. tn making the
announcement that W. Bout ke Covk-r-n
plans lo appeal to the United
FtJctc Supieme Court, said the appeal
will be based on newspaper articles
published prior to the trial, to the re
fusal of lha application for a change
of venue without a hearing, and the
extraordinary position of (ovcrnor
Whitman at the present time, since
h- was Instrument.! in convicting
Becker and Is now (he only one In a
position to save blin from the electrie
chair. Becker. Mr. M.nton said. 1s
placed In u position of bring unable to
exercise Lis . on.t Itutional rlcht to
have his case finally passed on by an
lateresllas Mer TTwmlseeh
Mr. Msnton declined to discuss a re
port that Becker was prepared to re
veal a story to the effect that six
other men participated In whatever
funds he Is reported to have collected
while a police ofricer. H nmd.i it
plain. hiSxrVf r, that Becker was pre
pared to reveal an Interesting story,
and tht Becker'a reasons for doing so
was rot so much to save himself aa
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