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GRAINGER AND FALKINER'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

GRAINGER AND FALKINER's REPORT. The great fall in maize has been the principal topic in the produce trade during the week, and buyers are afraid to operate until things are more steady, while on the other hand growers who have been holding for a firmer market are now anxious to sell; and we have had placed under offer to us within the last three or four days over 2000 bushels of local-grown maize. — Potatoes are aga'in in demand, and all kinds that are sound and free from fly meet with ready sale at an advance of 103 to 15s per ton on last week's rates. — Poultry : Prime table fowls and ducks realised better prices ; other sorts dull. — Pigs : 54 penned ; market much im proved, and prospects for next Tuesday's sale good. — Butter still dull of sale. — Eggs much firmer. The bulk sold freely at lOd. Following are the prices realised : Butter, 3d to 8d ; eggs, 9$d to Is ; fruit — grapes Jd to ljd per lb, peaches Is Gd to 2s 8d per }-case, apples Is 5d to 2s 2d per j-CRse, pears Is 7d t...

Publication Title: Maitland Weekly Mercury, The
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The Ardlamont Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

The Ardlamont Case. The great Ardlamont mystery came to an end on December 22 with a verdict of 'Not proven,' which enabled the prisoner Monson to walk out of the Edinburgh court a free man. The story of the tragedy is soon told. Cecil Ham brough, a lad ef about twenty years old, was staying with his tutor Monson at an estate called Ardlamont, which the latter had rented in Scotland for the shooting and fishing. In the same house were Mrs. Monson, her children, and a sfcaff of indoor and outdoor servants. The house is situated in a remote district of Argyllshire. Some neeotia tions were going on as to the purchase of a steam yacht, and one day there arrived at Ardlamont a man whom Monson addressed by the name of Scott, and whom he described as an engineer, who had come to see after the boilers of the vessel. Then follows a curious boat accident. The tutor and his pupil — whether with or with out Scott is uncertain — go out late on a summer evening to fish from the boat, and the boat...

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Singleton Markets. MESSRS. H. YORK AND SON'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Singleton Markets. MESSRS. H. TORK AND SON'S REPORT. Fat Cattle. — We yarded more than the usual supply to an excellent attendance of buyers. Com petition was spirited throughout, and sales closed firm. We sold : For A. L. Stacey, 3 bullocks at £4, 4 at £3 5s 6d, 4 at £3 3s 6d, 1 (lame) at £2 14s ; A. R. and F. Bowman, 6 bullocks at £3 lis 6d. 3 at £3 9s, 2 (light) at £2 10s ; G. Loder, bullock at £3 12s, 3 cows at £2 4s, 3 at £1 17s, 2 at £1 10a 6d ; M. Waddell, 5 steers at £2 4s, 5 at £2 3s, cow at £1 I83, vealer at 12s Gd ; W. Hickey, 3 steers at £1 14s 6d, 2 vealera at 16s 6d, 4 at 14s 6d; W. (Hayworth, steers at £1 Os 6d to £1 4s, heifer 20s, vealer 11a ; G. Crittendon, cow at £3 4s, 3 vealers at 21s ; D. Wilkinson, cow at £2 8s 6d ; W. Price, 4 cows at £2 53 6d, 2 at 13s ; H. M'Fadden, cow at £2 2s ; H. E. Drake, cow at £1 18s 6d, steer at £1 143 6d ; R. RuBsell, 2 cows at £1 14s; T. A. Fawcett, 5 heifers at £1 8s 6d, 2 at £1 6a 6d, 4 at £1 5s ; G. Playfair, 4 at £1 8s 6d, vea...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

HUDSON BROS., 1/ , Agents: E. P. Capper A Sons. i HOKSE GEAHS, from Pony to 4-Horse. j CHAFF CUTTERS, The Powerful Kl, K2, K3 Cutters. ^ Also, an ASSORTMENT of CROWLEY'S HIGHLY ESTEEMED MACHINES. W ^ ||||j' From Leilers Received (Open to Inspection) : — mM i j® : ' Greatly pleased with chaff cutter and horse gear. Best I have ever seen. Work ItM j|§ ' Tour horse works purchased twelve months ago are the best I have ever used.' Jfjg| 'The corn shelter is far and away the best machine I have seen in the district.' Our Corn Shelters are Recently Improved. Windmills, Earth Scoops, Hay and Wool Presses. THE CLYDE DRAIN fflA'kERS. Engines, Boilers, Tallow Digestors, &c. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES FREE BY POST. THE ' NEW NMIWItiR High-st^ West EaEaM^ The Cheapest Furnishing Warehouse in the Northern District. CHEAPNESS AND QUALITY COMBINED. A Few op Our Prices. FULL-SIZE BEDSTEAD, 2-inch tubular posts and braes extended foot, wire wove mattress and kapok bedding, £4 12s 6d. BED, BOLSTE...

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E. W. SPARKE'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

E. w. sparke's report. l''at Cattle.— Supplies on Monday, although not excessive, proved amply sufficient to satisfy the requirements of the limited number of buyers present. Values had a weakening tendency, especially towards the -clrjsB~o'f sales. At yester day's Bales, with only a light supply yarded to a very large attendance of the trade, biddings were much livelier, and values, especially towards the elose of sales, became much firmer. I have told — Oil account of S. M'Namara, 1 bullrck at £2 163, 11 light cows from £1 10s to £2 ; J. K. Mackay, 2 bollocks at £2 13s, 25 light cowb from £1 10b to £2 ; P, Morris, bullooks at £2 3s ; C. B. Mackay, ootv st *S1 10s 5 H, C. White ?and Cobb, 4 steers at £2 8s, 32 . light cows ana heifers from 2s 3s 6d to £2 15s, G light heifers from £1 15s to £1 19s ; northern agents, bullocks fro £2 10a to £3 10s ; Mrs. Smith, 2 cows from £1 lbs to £2 13s ; Hon. H. C. Dangar, 6 bullocks at £3 10s, 4 steers at £2 14s 6d ; Chas. Marshall, 10 light bull...

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Chased by a Wild Engine. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Chased T)y a Wild Engine. 'Well, yes,' said the engineer, puffing con tentedly upon his pipe and sizing with loving pride at his engine as it stood in the yard near the Union Dep6t, waiting for its train, 'we do see some itrange sights along the road after dark, but whether a night run makes a man superstitious or not I would not like to say- I had a peculiar experience myself on the mountain some years ago, one which led me to ask for a day run, although I didn't get it. At that time 1 was tailing w« line east, leaving here about eight o'clock in the evening and getting into Altooca a little after midnight. That night we pulled out of the Union Depfit half an hour late, the Pan Handle connec tion being that much behind time., 'The first section, which I took out, consisted ?mostly o£ baggage and express cars, there being but two passenger coaches coupled on behind. The sleepers were on the second section which followed us about twenty minutes later. You know how ?wild and lonely th...

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EDWD, HIGGENS, MARSHALL, AND CO.'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Etnvn. HIGGENS, MARSHALL, AND CO.'S REPORT. Fat Cattle. — Fair supplies yarded for the week. On Monday the maximum of consignments con sisted of cattle in prime condition. Country buyers were in good attendance, and at opening sales com peted briskly for all fresh qnality lots offered, and values ruled firm ; at later sales prices eased con siderably. At yesterday's market very few prime cattle were yarded . The trade being wellropresented competition proved brisk and values were firm throughout. Our consignments consisted of small heifers and very light steers. We liave sold on account of G. D. Bull light steers 5 at £2 os to £2 12s 6d: E. Wilson, steers at £2 7s ; M. McDonald, 1 heifer at £1 Gs; J. Reid, bullocks at £4, steers at £2 12s to £2 lGs Gd, cowb at £1 17s Gd ; T. H. Goodman, steers at £2 9s to £2 17s ; J. S. Pengilly, steers at £2 6s ; J. H. Pengilly, cows at £2 10s to £3 63 ; H. Andrews, bullocks at £3 14s ; R. T. Blaxland, cows at £3 to £3 13s, heifers at £2 to £0 143;...

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RAILWAY TIME TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

RAILWAY TIME TABLE. Below are the hours at which the through trains between Sydney and Brisbane and between Sydney Newcastle, Maitland, and northern and north western towns are timed to run until further notice. The principal stations are named, but for fuller information and for the times between inter mediate stations, travellers are required to refer to the sheets exhibited at stations and the books pub lished by the Commissioners. The fares to the stations specified are also mentioned.

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Maitland Auctioneers' Reports J. N. BRUNKER'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Maitland Auctioneers' Reports j. n. brunker's report. I Fat Cattle.— Tho supply of cattle forward on Monday, though not excessive, proved ample to satisfy trade requirements, but with a good attend ance of buyers I experienced no difficulty in dispos ing of my consignments at satisfactory prices. Yardings yesterday were small, and business at ray sales was extremely active, values throughout ruling firmer than for months past. Splendid rain has been falling steadily all day, and should it prove general it will be the means of preventing a large number of medium conditioned stack being rushed into the market, thereby considerably lessening the supply and giving an increased value to all prime quality cattle coming for sale. I sold — On account of J. J. Graham, bullocks at £-4 to £4 8s, steers at J23 3s to £3 19s, ditto light at £2 10s ; Miss Graham, steers at £3 ; W. Nicholls, cows at £?- ; J. R. Dixon, jun., steers at £3 13s to £3 15s ; Wm. Fraser, jun., light heifers at £1 6s to £J...

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THE MAIL TRAINS. Sydney to Brisbane—Brisbane to Sydney [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

THE BflAIL TRAINS. Swdnew to Brisiians — Brlsbano to Sydney figgr These mail trains leave Sydney every night except Saturday, and Jennings every day except Sunday. Leave p. M. Sydney ? 6.15 Newcastle ? 9.45 East Maitland...'. ? ? 10.17 WeBt Maitland ? ? ? 10.23 Singleton ? 11.19 A. II. Muswellbrook ? ? ? ? ? 12.17 Mnrrurundi ? ? ? ? 1.36 Quirindi ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2.27 Werris Creek Junction.................. 2.5G Tamworth ? ? ? ? ? 3.48 Armidale ? ? ? 6.53 Glen Innes ? ? ? ? 9. 5 Tenterfield ? ? ? ? ? ? 11. 8 Jennings ? ? ? 11.30 p. M. Wallangarra ? ? ? 12. 5 Arrive Brisbans ? 10.50 Leave P. M. Brisbane ? ? ? ? 6.20 A. M. Wallangarra ? ? ? ? 5.20 Jennings ? ? ? 5.35 Tenterfield ? ? ? ? ? 6. 0 Glen Innes ? ? ? 8. 7 Armidale ? ? ? ? 10.35 p*. H. Tamworth ? ? ? ? ? ? 1.7 Werris Creek Junction ? 2.14 Quirindi ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2.35 Murrurundi ? ? ? 3.37 Muswellbrook ? ? 4.53 Singleton ? ? ? 5.53 West Maitland ...; ? ? ? 6.46 East Maitland ? ? ? ? ? 6.53 Newcastle ? ? ? 7.38 Arrive. Sydney ? ? ?...

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Pastoral News, Stock Movements, and Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Pastoral Hews, Stock Move ments, and ITarkets. Deniliquin Stock Report. — The weather has been mild during the week. Rain threatened on several occasions, but only a few drops fell in the town. The heavy rain reported as having occurred on Thursday last week at Hay and north of that place continued on Friday and Saturday, the total regis! ration ranging from three and a half inches at Hay to nearly six inches at Ivanhoe and Hillston. uniy oaa snowers occurrea iu portions or tnis district, the heaviest being at Mr. Tracey's estate, where 80 points were recorded. West of Deniliquin the fall was also exceedingly light. The news from tho stations just now is of an unimportant character, as it is between the seasons, but shortly there will be some activity in connection with the preparations for lambing. Tho river is again nearly down to summer level at Deniliquin, and at Albury it is only two feet above. The following are the stock passings : — 416 fait wethers from Wandook to Melbourne...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

BIRTH. DONALDSON.— On December 17, at her residence, Koomll, Water-street, liny, the wife of W. G. Donaldson of a daughter. ~ marriage' PALKINER— BLAIK — January 81st. at the Wesleyan ? Church, West llaitlnnd, by the Kev. J. h. Cnrruthejs, John, eldest fon of Eobert Fnlkiner, of Brisbane, to Mia, youngest daughter of the late Eobert IMair, oi Maitland. ? ? ? ™ DEATHS DOYLE.— Died, at Bclford, on the Sfch February, lsni, of conceBtion of the brain and membranes, Michael II. J., dearly beloved son ol T. A. and M. E. Doyle; aged 11 months 2 weeks. ? ? ? IN MEMORIAM. ! HEKPS.— In fond and loving remembrance of David Herps, who died at his residence, Fitzroy Hotel, Denman, on 8th February, 1893, aged 50 years. A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled ; A place is vacant in our home. Which never can be filled. God in Ills wisdom has rooalled The boon Ills love had given ; And though the body lingers here, The soul is sale in Heaven. Inserted by Ills loving wife and chil...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. This Dat, Satuhdav, February 10. ' Edwd. Higgens, Marshall, & Co., on the ground just j-ut- ride Muswellbrook, at two, 24 magnificent building sites. McDonald's subdivision, fronting Aberdeen road and running back to St. Hillier'e Creek. Immediately alter above, 4 farms, from 28 to 38 acreB. ... . e „ Mr. M. Mooue, ou the ground, Kose-street, at lour, neat foiir roomed cottnge, land 38 feet frontage to Rose-street, with depth of 100 feet, property of George MItchc 11. . ?H. Voiik & Son, nl tlie Advocutc prmting works, Eljzabeth etrtiet, Singleton, the whole of the newspaper aad jobbing plant, Btocn, and furniture. Monday, February 12. Mr. J. N. Brunkek, at the Campbell's Ilill yards, at eleven, 135 fat cattle; 1200 fat slieep ;, 120 fat and store pigs. Higgens, Marshall, & Co., at the Municipal Sulc Campbell's Ilill, at eleven, 105 fat cattle; 7/0 fat sheep, 70 fat and store pigs ; S-0 well-bred young bullocks. Mr. K. W. Spaiike,...

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ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

ITEMS OF INTEREST. I A meeting of the Retrenchment party in Parlia ment was held Wednesday afternoon, 14 members present. After a long discussion a schemo of re trenchment in the public service was agreed to, and Mr. Hugh Mackinnon was appointed to submit the scheme to the Premier. It was agreed that all salaries under £300 per annum be exempt from reduction ; that all siilaries from £300 to £500 be reduced by 5 per cent ; from £500 to £700, 10 per cent; from £700 to £1000, 15 per cent; and over £1000, 20 per cent. It was also agreed that if this system jOf reductions be not agreed to by the Government a test vote should be taken in the House on the question. In the event of tlie Govern ment agreeing to the reductions members would not bo precluded from moving the entire oxcision or further reduction of any salary or item. If the scheme be not agreed to by the Government an organised attempt will be made to deal with the individual items on the proposed basis. Regret was almost unan...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

HSSINSK^^mBSTAL ' S. K. COMPANY. — ( THE ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS of the above Company will be despatched from Circular Quay (Macquarie Point) and from Mel- - bourne and Adelaide on the following dates at NOON FOE LONDON (Touching at the usual intermediate ports en route) i r.t-ave , Leave Steamer. g Commander. -iydr^v Ade- ? ? H Noon. IlUde- j Parramotla ... 4771 P. Harris ? Feb. 19 Feb. 24 Feb. 28 'Britannia ...6257 0. P. Preaton Mar. 3 Slar. 10 Mar. 14 ?Massilia ? 4918 C- Fraaer ...... ll-r.17 Mar. 24 Star. 28 ?Australia ... 7000 I. Reeves' ? Mar. 31 April 7 April 11 Ballaarat ? 4748 T. S. Angus ... April 14 April 21 April 26 Victoria ? G208 A W Adiiiiifon April 30 May 6 May fl Arcadia ? 03C2 \V B. Andrews May 14 May 19 June 2 And thenceforward every alternate week. #Via Hobart. BATES OF PASSAGE MONEY TO LONDON : , First Saloon, £60 to £70. Seeond Saloon, £35, £37, £40. RETURN TICKETS, £65 to £115. TO INDIA. First Saloon, single..; £40 Return... £60 Second Saloon, single £25 Return....

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LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

LOCAL NEWS. Dogs and Snakebites. — A correspondent to ft \ contemporary writes thu8 : — ' I was travelling up Nanango way with a atation-owner. His dogs made a sudden rush at something. On asking what was the cause of their excitement he replied : ' They are after a snake.' I inquired whether they were ever bitten, &c. He replied, ' Tea, often. JDo you see the lump on that dog's lip? well, that is where he was bitten by a black snake a few days ago. No, I neverr do anything for a ? snake-bitten dog. A full-grown dog will not I jit* -.d 'NTrt fhorA in no mis- ! me oi DiuuK. simtvc uius. aw* ? take about their being bitten — I have often seen black snakes bite them, and no harm beyond a swelling ever came of it. Brown snakos will kill dogs. I never allow young dogs to hunt snakes be cause even black-snake bite will kill them.' In proof of the latter assertion, there was a young dog of the number which did not evince the leaBt incli nation to follow its excited companions. I am...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

P. J. KERIN, AOCOUlfTAMT HOUSE, estate; INSURANCE, and GENERAL AGENT. Local Agent: COMMERCIAL UNION ASSUE- ! ANCE COMPANY. Capital, £2,500,000 Invested Funds, .£2,500,000. Annual Income exceeds One Million Sterling. Fire risks accepted at lowest rates. Claims promptly settled. Office: At Kerm & StevensV HIGH-STREET, ( West IWaitlancl- sioo ROBERT GALLOWAY (Upwards op 16 Teaks with the Late : Firm op Sparke akd Clift), | ACGOUHTAHT I & GENERAL AGEIHT. [ ? OFFICE— NEXT BENJAKSSN & SONS, HigEte-street, WEST MAlTLAMSc 0101 8E0R8E W. 1. BRDJiKEB, (For upwards of 12 years with, the Late R. A. Young, Esq.), Has commenced business AS HOUSE, ESTATE, and L.AKSQ AGENT. And trusts by strict attention and a careful regard for the interests of those who favour him with their patronage, to merit a fair shate of support. The business will ba conducted under personal supervision, and will embrace — , General Agencies, Eents and Debts Collected. Farms, Grazing Estates, aad Tow...

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The Farm and Garden. BOTS IN HOUSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

The Farm and Garden. 1 BOTS IN HORSES, Quite a great many casea of serious disease in horpes havo of late (aayB Rural Aus tralian ) been traced to inereatie of bot para sites. Bots come trom the common gad-fly ( Gastrophihis cfjiti), attacks the animal while grazing in the summer, its object being, not to derive Bustonance, but to deposit its egga. This is accotnplialied by means of glutinous exertion, causing tbe ova (egga) to adhere to the hairs of the horoe. The parts Delected are chiefly those of the shoulder, baBe of the neck, aad the inner parts of the fore lego, especi ally about tbe knees, for in those situations the horee will have no difficulty in reaching the ova with its tongue. When the animal lickB those parts of the coat where tho eggs have been placed, aided by warmth, the ova hatch out amongst the hair, and, in something less than three weeks from the time of the deposition of the eggs. As maggots they tickle the horse, and, while licking the paits, they cling to th...

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Maitland Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Maitland Commercial Intelligence. Business during tho week has been quiet, ©Bposially in the produce markets. Large consign ments of maize have come forward, with the result that it has dropped threepence per bushel; but other lineB remain unaltered. The weather has on the whole been very Favourable for farming opera tions, and the rain which commenced on Thursday last has done a great amount of good. The crops everywhere in the district look splendid, and the season's outlook is very promising, as indeed it needs to be, for the lot of farmers generally has not been a happy onu for some considerable time. The latest quotations in the local market are :— Flour, £9 to .£10 per ton, according to quality. Wheat, dull ; best quoted at 3a 3d ; interior, 2s 9d to 3s. , Maize plentiful, 3s to 3s 3d per bushel. Oats— feed, 2s 3d to 23 9d per bushel ; seed, 2s bd ^Barley— Cape, 2s Gd to 3s per bushel ; English 2s Gd to 3s. ,, , Bran,— Maizena, £5 per ton ; other sorts £4 5=. Pollard, £4 10s t...

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ABOUT SETTING HENS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

ABOUT SETTING HENS. There is but a narrow margin where the roads to success or failure begin to diverge in any liDe of business. The constant atten tion daily applied is what adds to the sum of man's prosperity and happiness. The advice may be utilized by every farmer, to some extent at least by the care devoted to the poultry. A correspondent says : While there is no particular art iu setting a hen, it is remarkable how few people know how to go about it. The first trouble comes in making the nest. The plan adopted by the writer is to take an ordinary soap-bor, cut down the front until it ib about three inches i from the bottom. Then about one inch of fresh dirt or sod is put in the bottom and on top of that soft hay is placed. This box ia eet in a warm place early in spring, and in a cool place in summer. After the nest is made, the broody hen is conveyed to it and given a nest egg. If Bhe is in the right con dition, she will at once huddle that egg as though it was a fall setting...

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