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THE 6CHANTON TRIBUNE TUESDAY MOBNTNGr. OCTOBER 23, 1894.
rUBUBBID DAILT IN 8C1U1IT01I. PA., BT TH1 TWBD
; PUBUBHINQ OOMPAKT.
K. P. KIN08BURV, Pun. md Gwi Maa.
E. H. RIPPLC, Sio'v ho Tim.
LIVY . RICHARD, Editor.
W. W. DAVIS, Bukmiitiiidiiit.
W. W. YOUNGS, Ao. UWn.
Sew toss owio i TRinnm BtnuHira, Vrark a,
INTIBJD AT TBI POSTOmOl AT 8CRANTOH, PA-. AS
81C0MD-0LABB MAIL I1ATT1IB.
" Printers' Ink," tho recognized Journal
for advertisors, rates THE SCKANTON
I KIHLNE as tho best advertising medium
In Northeastern Pennsylvania. " Printers'
SCRANTON, OCTOBER 23, 1894.
BoTornor D. H. HASTINGS
Lient-Uovemor WALTER LYON
AutUtorGoneral AMOS a MYLIN
Beo'y Internal Affairs. JAMES W. LATTA
n .. IUALUSHA A. GROW
Congroasinen-at-large -j qeoBGE F. UUFff
Congress JOS. A. SCRANTON
Judge. B. W, ABOHBALD
Sheriff FRANK H. CLKMONS
Treasurer THOMAS D. DAVIEtf
Clerk of the Coorta....JOHN H. THOMAS
District Attorney JOHN B. JONK8
Keoorder of Deeds CHAS. HUESTKR
I'rothonotary O. E. PBYOK
Keglsterof Wills WM. 8. HOPKINS
Jury Commissioner....!. J. MATTHEWS
Twentieth. District.... JAMES 0. VAUQHAN
Mrnt nhltrlnfc JOHN R. PARR
Beoond District ALEX. T. CONNELL
Third District F. J. UBOVEB
Fourth District CHAS. P. O'MALLEY
THE SCRANTON OF TODAY.
Come and Inspect our city.
Elevation above the tide, 749 feet.
Estimated population, 1S94, 103,000.
Registered voters, 20,599.
Value of school property, $71)0,000.
Number of school children, 12,000.
Average amount of bank deposits, ?10,
It's the metropolis of northeastern Penn
Can produce electric power cheaper than
No better point In the United States at
wnicn to establish new Industries.
Population in ISfiO 9,223
Population in 1S70 3r.O0
Population in 1S80 45,850
Population in 1S!)0 75,215
Population in 1S94 (estimated) 103.UO0
Ana me ena is not yet.
From the size and enthusiasm of yeS'
terday's audiences It seems fair to as
Bume that the voters of Lackawanna
county know when they have had
enough of Democratic times.
The Future of Silver.
It Is a significant fact, In connection
with the Interview with William Con
nell, elsewhere in this Issue, that the
only party which offers hope to the west
is the Republican party. It has pro
nounced unequivocally in favor of bi
metalllsm, and It means what it says.
It is not a party of extremists, and it
will not promise the impossible. But
it has a consistent record of meeting
every real emergency without sacrifice
of any honest Interest
It would be idle to deny that the con
dition of the west, as depicted by fair
minded visitors from the east who have
no axe to grind, Is one which calls for
legislative action further than that
taken by congress in its recent special
session. It would not be safe to re
open this question while the control of
the government is vested in inexperi
enced and inefficient hands. The coun
try will never consent to the introduc
tion of disturbing innovations. It has
no more money to lose on visionaries
But it can certainly afford, when this
free trade insurrection shall be safety
conquered by Republican ballots, to pro
ceed to a conservative and yet kindly
consideration of western coinage
claims. The principle of protection to
American Industries is not restricted,
in the minds of honest Republicans, to
any section. It applies with equal co
gency and force to the west as it does
to the east; and to the south as well as
to the north. If it shall be possible, as
Mr. Connell suggests, to coin Amerl
can silver at a prudent ratio without
incurring the danger of being swamped
by an influx of foreign bullion, who
would object? Certainly, It Is no time
for extreme views on this question
and honest discussion can surely do no
The effort of the Democrats to stir
Up prejudice against John H. Thomas
will fall, for the obvious reason that
prejudice is not deciding things in this
campaign. Common sense is in com'
mand, and common sense points to Mr.
Thomas' re-election as the proper trlb
ute to be paid to faithful and efficient
A Lack of Confidence.
In view of the fact that a number of
operatives have recently been tempor
arily suspended at the ordinarily pros
perous Luzerne Knitting mlllo in West
Plttston, a representative of the PlttS'
ton Gazette has interviewed Mr. Elli
thorp, the efficient manager,, as to the
cause for such an unusual course. His
reply is a whole volume of condensed
business fact, as compared with the
fictitious trade booms which are being
manufactured before election, in the of
fices of the Democratlo newspapers
and It takes on additional significance
whin one knows the conservative and
truthful character of the man.
Mr. Elllthorp said that this slack con
dition of trade is general. Nearly all
of the New England mills are also run
ring shorthanded. Ordinarily, he said
the Luzerne mills, at this season of the
ymr, have been kept in operation a
their full oapar-lty preparing for tht
next season's trade, but a combination
of circumstances has made it neces
sary now to curtail kl e product. Mr,
Elllthorp attributes the present dull
ness to the general business depression
that has prevailed for a year past, and
to the numerous labor disturbances
which have tended materially to cut
down the purchases of nearly all classes
of people. The general feeling among
the trade, he says, Is that .these condl
Hons, besides resulting In the present
slackness, will also result In cutting
down the prices of manufactured goods
during the cOtplng season.' Laboring
under this expectation, merchants the
country over are carrying as little
stock as they can possibly manage to
get along with, In order to be prepared
for the change in prices. Manufactur
ers necessarily follow the merchants in
cutting down stock on hand, and Mr,
Elllthorp says that the Luzerne mills
are at present carrying the smallest
stock that they have had on hand at this
season during the eight years of their
It will be observed that Mr. Elllthorp
does not give his explanation a politi
cal twist; and yet there Is not a busi
ness man among our readers who does
not know that the great and damaging
uncertainty which has for eighteen
months hung over trade In this country
has been directly due to fears connect
ed with Democratic tariff legislation.
The Democratic party has not com
manded the confidence of the business
Interests of the country; and a party
which cannot do that cannot success
fully govern this republic.
The election of a Republican major
ity in congress would give courage and
stability to now timid and discouraged
Senator McDonald Is already getting
scared at the rapid progress of James
Vaughan's candidacy for the state
senate; but his feeling now will not be a
marker to that which will possess him
When, not long ago, Thomas D.
Davies was approached by one of the
Democratic candidates with a proposi
tion to trade votes In each other's
favor, Mr. Davies manfully rejected the
everture, saying he would stand or fall
with his own party ticket. Honest
Republicans will not forget this when
they vote next month.
The Hastings Meetings.
There is 'no mistaking the public en
thusiasm which manifested Itself yes
terday at every point along the line of
General Hastings' Scranton reception,
From the moment of his arrival to the
final word at last evening's immense
mass meetings, his visit has proved a
spontaneous and a significant ovation,
telling eloquently (of great personal
popularity and no less demonstrative
of the popularity of the political prln
clples which his candidacy typifies to
the patriotic citizens of this peerless In
dustrial commonwealth. From first to
last, It was an honest uprising of the
people against the party and the policy
which have, in the brief period of two
years, plunged a prosperous nation into
unprecedented panlo and then jeering-
ly congratulated it upon its ability to
It has been charged that General
Hastings is a prophet of calamity,
Who, let us ask, are the persons who
utter that charge? Are they the men
who have at any time during the last
three decades endeavored to ward oft
calamity when it has threatened the
business Interests of their countrymen?
Are they the men who have consistent
ly sought to protect American labor
against the depreciated values of free
trade times? Are they the men who,
by wise and conservative legislation,
have Inspired the investors of our coun
try with confidence and hope? Is their
record one of broad and systematic
statesmanship, fitted to the needs of
the nation in which they live? Or are
they the men who have uniformly and
persistently done the very reverse of
these things; the men who rode Into
power upon the wave of a falsely-be-gotten
prejudice, engendered at the ex-
pense of thrift and enterprise and
subtly planned to enlist the sympathies
of socialists, Populists and tramps? It
would occur to any but a Democrat
that the least said by the party now
in, power to the discouragement of
calamity crying, the better for that
party's own chances at the polls. It
would occur to any but a Democrat
that every syllable uttered In present
condemnation of the Republican clta-
tlon of actual and painful fact carries
with it whole sentences of reproach for
Democracy's own stock argument of
the past the argument which cried
calamity when there was no calamity
and which, by persistent and merciless
reiteration, finally brought on the very
panlo that it never expected to wit
But the Democrat of today la unper-
plexed by considerations either of con
slstency or of common senBe. Unde
terred by the frightful havoc which his
warfare on protected industry has al
ready wrought, and careless of the
danger attending a prolongation of that
strife, he springs Jauntily Into the
arena with lance poised for a fresh on
Blaught, and only awaits the re-assem-
bllng of congress to ruthlessly carry on
the war. Crying peace when there Is
no peace, he sharpens his knife In se
cret for a new dig Into the vitals of
business stability, and cries out in hypo
critical fervor when alert Republican
Ism discovers and exposes his treach
erous design. In aiming the present
campaign directly at the heart of this
second ebullition of Democratlo false
pretense, General Hastings exhibits
good generalship and superior tact,
There Is at this movement only one
real Issue before the American people,
It is the issue of living wages versus
idleness; of profitable investment ver
sus stagnation and Iosb; of the Amer
can protective standard against the
economlo quicksands of clumsily lml
tated foreign free trade.
Upon an Issue of this momentous char
acter, Pennsylvania ought to give
verdict that shall permit neither mls-
representatlon nor doubt.
The Democratic party, as at present
constituted, cannot command the confi
dence of the conservative business ele
ments of the country. A party which
cannot do that is not fit to have control
of the government.
Vote for Clarence E. Pryor.
Probably no candidate stands closer
to the people than genial, free hearted
Clarence Pryor, candidate for re-elec
tloryas prothonotary. During the three
years that Mr. Pryor has been serving
the people In an official capacity no
word Qf complaint has ever been ut
tered against his methods of conduct
ing the affairs under his administra
tion. His oourse has received th
praise of Democrats and Republicans
alike, and no one who has ever trans
acted business at the prothonotary
office has aught but good words for the
accommodating official and his affable
assistants. The efficiency of Mr. Pryor
has been recognized by the Republicans
with the unanimous nomination of the
popular official to a second term. No
other prominent Republican cared to
contest his claim to the office; Mr.
Pryor's faithful service to both party
and trust having been observed and ac
knowledged by all, it seemed most fit
ting that he should be called to another
term of service.
Mr. Pryor comes before the people
with an unshaken record for his fidel
ity to the Republican party and to the
principles which make this country the
greatest upon the globe. In his official
capacity as well as In private life his
devotion to the sound doctrines of pro
tection and good government will be
unswerving. He owes no allegiance to
the party that would ruin American
prosperity In brainless experiment, and
111 contribute nothing In its aid. Bee
to It that no encouragement is given
Democracy this fall. Vote for Clur-
ence E. Pryor.
Alexander Connell comes before the
laboring classes this fall as one best
qualified to represent them In legisla
tive halls at Hanisburg. All hs years
have been passed among the sons of toil
and he is, therefore, well able to judge
f the needs 'of the worklngman. Mr.
Connell was born In Minooka thirty-
three years ago and has spent his entire
life among the hardy workers of the
South Side, whose interests he has ever
had at heart. He is a true Republican
and has performed effective Bervlce for
his party. For several seasons ho has
presented his ward ably in the city
councils and has been noted for his
brilliancy and fearlessness.
Three years ago the Twentieth ward
had a Democratic majority of 600. Mr.
Connell was elected by a majority of
twenty-two votes. His representation
of the ward in the council chamber
has been the pride of his constituents,
Thoroughly versed in parliamentary
ules, eloquent and forceful in debate,
he has exhibited qualities of states
manship that will place him In the front
rank at Han isburg. The laboring man
who wants recognition in the state leg
islature will do well to cast his ballot
for Alexander Connell. He is a man
who understands their needs and is a
man amply fortified to champion their
THE FIELD OF POLITICS.
Colonel Jim Sweeney, the imperturb
able Hazletoninn who alternates between
Buck mountain and Harrlsburg, Is not
yet ready to concede that Hazle county
is an impossibility. He declares that
there will, in ull probability, be three pro
positions advanced for the next legisla
ture. The first will be a new county; the
second, annexation to Carbon county
the third, an appointment of an addi
tional law Judge to hold court In Hazle-
ton for the trial of lower end cases. There
must, he thinks, be some relief, and it can
only come by the passage of a law cov
ering one or another of the adove proposl
tlons. It is said by men learned in the
law, that the constitution will permit of
a law being passed to carry out any of
the schomes mentioned.
Speaking of new counties, the effort of
Carbondalo to achieve county Boat hon
ors Is to be strengthened, it Is said, by a
vigorous advocacy of tho separation Idea
on the part of the new morning daily
which is soon to appear in the Pioneer
city. For some reason, tho legislature
has not taken kindly to new counties,
May be it will be different In the near fu
ture may be.
Current gossip has it that ex-Represen
tativc C. Ben Johnson will soon assume an
editorial relation with the Wllkes-Barre
Leader. Mr. Johnson Is a well-equipped
journalist, with a large store of free trade
arguments that fit well into the Leader's
stylo of politics. It couldn't get a bettor
It Lends tho Procession.
Avoca Argus: "The Scranton Tribune
has been a synonym for enterprise Blnce
the day it issued its first number. It hos
given fresh evidence of its enterprise by
introducing typesetting machines which
almost do away with hand composition
The Tribune easily leads Journalism In
Will Hold Its Own.
Scranton Record: "The Ttrlbune ap
peared on our tables Monday morning at
tired In Its new gown and the effect was
most pleasing. Our esteemed contempo
rary has now quite an air of the metro
polls; and with "its present force of writers
will hold its own in any field. Success to
the new gown; may its shadow never
grow less. ,
Is A Model Newspaper.
Hyde Park Courier-Progress: "The
Scranton Tribune has been greatly Im
proved with a new dress of type which Is
composed by wonderful typesetting ma
chines. Tho Tribune is a model newspa
per, vigorous, bright and newsy in all its
Is o Benefit to Labor.
Jermyn Press: "Four typesetting ma
chines have been introduced into the com
posing rooms of the Scranton Tribune,
and as a consequence the paper last Sat
urday presented a new face to Its readers,
The change was a vast improvement, and
the proprietors are to be congratulated cn
the success that warranted such a step,
The introduction of labor saving machin
ery Into the. printing office is not an omln
ous sign, as many would suppose. It may
cause temporary Inconvenience by the dis
placement of a certain proportion of com
positorB, but the final outcome will be more
reading for the same expenditure. Com
positors will still bo In demand for Bet
ting advertisements and Job work, and
even a number of those displaced by the
Innovating machine will be employed to
work the same, for it has been demon
strated that the expert compositor becomes
the most expert operator of the typeset
ting machine. Slowly,, but surely, the
masses are recognizing the fact that so
called labor saving machines actually cre-
ate labor, or at least give an Impetus to
the demand for tho same. How muny
centuries would It have taken to develop
the resources of this great country if the
only means of locomotion were the an
clent, and almost forgotten, ox-cart?
How many scholars would there now be
in this or any other land If the only meth
od of communicating Information to the
masses were the old-fashioned quill pen?
How many centuries might the missionar
ies have labored among our heathen fel
low creatures If they had not the printing
press, a wondrous labor saver, as an aid
Yet it can be clearly shown that every
mile of railway built has caused a cor-
respondlngdemand for laborers, every lm
provement in any machine has increased
the demand for that machine and us pr
duct. Tho Introduction of tho typesetting
machine will simply incroaso the demand
for reading matter, for the fortunate oh
era of the machines, in their eagernessto
outstrip their loss fortunate brethren, will
make it a point to Bupply more reading
for a cent than was onco thought pos
slble'.aml the public appetite once whettod
will Insist on a porennlal supply. Conse
quently, the publisher who 1 In the rear
will make ai determined spurt rorwara
fall out of the race, and the paper that
can supply .the largest possible dish of
news for the smallest possible charge will
be the foremost paper of the day."
We Hone to. Nelehbor.
Olyphant Gazette: "If a new dress is
any evidence of prosperity, the Scranton
Tribune is certainly in a prosperous condi
tion. Last Saturday it came to us bear
ing ail the appearances of a great metro
politan dally, and far surpassing some
of them in the quantity and quality of
news, both local and telegraphic, which it
dished up In an entertaining manner.
The type was set by four of the great
Mergenthaler linotype machines, the first
to be brought Into this section of the
country. .The Tribune Is the leading daily
newspaper of northeastern Pennsylvania
and we do not doubt but It will one day
forge ahead of any in the state."
THE POPULIST PLATFORM.
It's a heap of consolation, this general
stagnation, when we fln.l a follow
mortal, an olliolul. or a Blate.
That we can JiiHt get a shot nt, curse, be
labor, and get hot at we can etana
so much the better the unhappy
frowns of fate.
How it fosters resignation if the tide of
emigration Btrumls our banc upon a
sand bur, where it seldom rains cr
To attribute lutk of rations to the banks
and corporations how the preside
fuoes brighten! what Intelligence it
What we want's a clnp of thunder that
win burst the bnnks asundera uivi
sion of the plunder is the thing for
which we slKh.
But to talk of thrift of labor, that may
help to feed my neighbor, but for mpjr
I must confess, it's Just a little bit tdfTl
m a true-born Dolltlclan. and it plainly
is my mission to secure a seat in con
gress when my bleeding country
That is why I am engaging in the war tho
pons are waging, though tne iNorin
west winds ure ruglng In my summer
Mart Howe In Nebraska State Journal,
The one that WILL DO
THE iiOST toward
BOY a strong, hon
est, practical, conscien
manly MAN, und
THF P.IRI n cure, unselfish, helpful, ac
complished, self-reliant, womanly WOMAN.
Scranton has such a school. It Is
A postal card request will bring a Jour
nal telling about the Institution.
Visitors will be welcomed at any time.
BUCK, WHITMORE & CO., Prop'rs,
COR. ADAMS AND LINDEN.
131 AND 133 WASHINGTON AVE.,
Have just received a carload of
"The best business desk In the
world," which arc offered at greatly
reduced prices. , The reduced prices at
which this celebrated desk is now of
fered make them the cheapest in the
market Wltllill tllC Kcacll Of all.
AS LOW AS $19.
A full line of office Furniture, Type
Writing Desks and Chairs.
We are now showing the larg
est line of Dinner Sets ever dis
played in this city. A splendid
HAVILAND & CO., '
CHAS. FIELD HAVILAND,
R. DELENINERES & CO.,
CARLSBAD AND AMERICAN
CHINA, PORCELAIN AND
WHITE GRANITE WARE.
If you want a Dinner Set examine
our stock before buying.
Coursen, demons & Co.
. - w
For many years this Piano has stood in the front ranks. It has been admired so much for its pure, rich tone,
that It has become a standard for tone quality, until It Is considered the highest compliment that can be paid any Piano
to say "IT KESEMI5LES THE WEBEK."
We now have the full control of this Piano for this section as well a9 many other line Pianos which wc are sell
ing at greatly reduced prices and on easy monthly payments. Don't buy until you sec our goods and get our prices.
In all of the new shapes, now in stock and ready
prices in many instances are about one-half of
where, and the assortment is greater.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24.
When we will display the latest novelties in Beaded, Braided and
Lace Van Dyke Points, Accordeon Pleated Chiffons and Fur Trim
mings of every description.
Oo You Wear Shoes
If you do and need a new pair, why
not examine the stock of
The Lackawanna Store Association, Ltm.
Corner Lacka. and Jefferson Aves.
We are solo agents in this city for the
J. S. TURNER & CO. High Grade Khoes for
men's wear (these shoos took lirst pre
mium at the World's Kair, Chicago), and
for EDWIN C. fiURT & CO.'S Celebrat
ed Shoes for ladles' wear.
We also handle the following lines:
FOB MEN. I ForLADIE8,MIBSES
Rtronn & Carroll. C. P. Ford & Co.,
J. & II. Fitzpatrick. Thorns G. Plant Co.,
btnc;y, AUiuns s to., 1 11. EkAiorignt sc lo,
If desired, will take measure and order
special pairs from any factory in the
Our aim Is to be prompt, to give our
customers tho best attention and lowest
prices, guarantecmg satisfaction on all
we also carry a line line or UKUL'KK
IES. HARDWARE. DRY GOODS.
CLOTHING, GENTS' FURNISHINGS,
A trial is what wo ask of our citizens and we
will endeavor to please.
Stationers and Engravers,
317 LACKAWANNA AVE.
DR. HILL &
. Pot teeth, $5.50; best sot, 18; for fjold enps
and teeth without plates, called crown niu)
bridffo work, call for prices nnd refer
ences. TONALGIA, for extracting teeth
without puln. No ether. No gas.
OVEtt FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Y. M. C. A. QUIUDir
GRAND OPENING OF
Oct. 23, 1894.
breeds confidence alike in
buyer and seller. You al
ways feel distrustful of
things you don't know
If you have grown up
in this place you've prob
ably drifted naturally
into business relations
with some firm and are
all fixed by this time.
But maybe you haven't
been here long or are just
beginning to "need furni
ture;" if you are such an
one and should "drift
into" 205 WYOMING
AVE. in your search after
the "most for the least
money," be sure that we
will do all in our power
to help in your search.
HULL & CO.,
205 WYOMING AVENUE.
If you would have the
Amount of heat from the
Amount of fuel, you must
Foote & Shear Co.
and Get the
224 WYOniNG AVENUE,
for inspection. Our
what they are else
BY DR. SHIMBURQ
The Specialist on tho Eye. Headache and Neryon.
ness relieved. Latest and Inipn ved Style of Ey-glas-wB
and Speotucl at tae Lowest Prices. Beb
Artificial Eyes Inserted for ?a.
305 Spruce Street, Opp. Old Postofflco.
DR. E. GREWER,
The Philadelphia Specialist, and his asso
ciated staff of EnKllsh and German
physicians, are now permanently
Old Postoffice Building, Corner Penn
Avenue and Spruce Street
The doctor Is a graduae of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
strator of physiology and surgery at the
Medico-Chirurgical college of Philadel
phia. His specialties ure Chronic, Ner
vous, Skin, Heart, Womb and Wood dis
eases. DISEASES OF THE KERYOUS SYSTEM
The symptoms of which are dlzzlness.lack
of contldenee, sexual weakness in men
nnd women, ball rising In throat, spots
iloating before the eyes, loss of memory,
unable to concentrate tho mind on ono
subject, easily startled when suddenly
spoken to, and dull distressed mind, which,
unlits them for performing the actual du
ties of life, making happiness Impossible,
distressing the action of tho heart, caus
ing Hush of heat, depression of spirits.evil
forebodings, cowardice, fear, dreams.mel
nneholy, tire easy of company, feeling as
tired in the morning as when retiring,
lack of energy, nervousness, trembling,
confusion of thought.depresslon, constipa
tion, weakness of the limbs, etc. Those so
affected should consult us Immediately,
nru oe resioreu 10 peneci neaitn.
Lost Manhood Restored.
Weakness of Young Men Cured.
If you have been given up by your phy
sician call upon the doctor and be exam
ined. Ho cures tho worst cases of Ner
vous Debility, Scrofula, Old Sores, Ca
tarrh, Plies, Female Weakness, Affec
tions of the Eye, Kur, Nose and Throat,
Asthma, Deafness, Tumors, Cancers and
Cripples of every description.
Consultations free and strictly sacred
nnd confldenlal. Office hours daily from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 9 to 2.
Enclose live 2-cent stamps for svmtpom
blanks and my book called "New "Life."
I will pay ono thousand dollars in gold
to anyone whom I cannot cure of EPI
LEPTIC CONVULSIONS or FITS.
DK. E. GKEWER,
Old Post Offlco Building, corner Penn
avenue and Spruce street.
Horse Radish Root,
Green Ginger Root,
And everything used In the
manufacture of Pickles.
DOCTOR J0HH HMMLIN
VETERINARY SURGEON AND
Prompt attention to calls for treatment
of all domestic animals.
Veterinary Medicines carefully com
pounded and for sale at reasonable rales.
Olllce at the Blume Carriage Works, 121
DIX COURT, Scranton, where I direct
Graduate of the American Voterlnary
College and the Columblun Sohool of
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ING, SEND THEM TO
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