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THE BEE: OMAHA, - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1003.
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Our Annual Opening Sale of
at Greatly Reduced Prices
A visit to our Blanket Department -will doubly repay
you. First you'll Boe a complete stock of choicest goods and
then tho Ravings aro considerable during this sale.
We offer an all wool grey or plaid full size 114 blanket
that would be cheap at $4.00 in this sale, at, pair, $3.29.
A better all wool plaid that we always sold as a leader
at $5.00 in this sale, at, pair, $4.29. You should see these.
A beautful new Cotton Plaid Blanket that is splendid
value for $2.50, in this sale at, pair, $2.19.
We Included all of oar Cotton
All of our Wool Blankets.
All. of our Robe Blankets.
Be, t -
and vice-prealdent of the National Geo
"I am awfully glad that he has gotten
to the North pole, whether he was the
first, to reach there or not He certainly
worked hard enough to get there. Such a
dlspeteh from Feary would signify only
Ms own achievement, even if Cook was
there first, whatever he left there would
have floated miles away. I always thought
that Peary had the best chance of all of
the men who have gone out In the effort
to reach the North pole. He was fitted by
long experience and by his well known
Peary la personally very popular with the
dentists In Washington, and a movement
will be launched ft once to give him a
rousing reception when he gets back to
this country.' Most of the ecientlfle colony
were out. of the city today, and the Cosmos
club, usualy a meeca for that element,
was almost desert d,
PEARY'S EFFORTS TO PINO POLE
latreaia Traveler, with Determine
tla to AeeomplUb. Object.
NEWtORK, Sept. .-Pearf's friends
have for several weeks past been express
ing a belief that he had already reaohed
his goal and that the news was delayed
only by the difficulties of transmission.
The taut word from Peary prior to his
mossage today, was received October 7,
,U0, from Harry Whitney, a wealthy resi
dent of New Haven, Conn., who was left
by the expedition ej Eteh, In charge of
Peary's provisions. He said that the
Koosevelt left Etah on August 16 on its
northern Journey. The last Peary exped
ition sailed from New York July t, 19(8.
Commander Peary's- last Words here were:
"Unless unforeseen circumstances Inter
vene within the next -year, I hope to plant
the etars .and stripes at the pole.";
..' From New .'York' the Roosevelt went to
Sydney' thence to Haws, Harbor, where
she took on supplies, then crossed Davis
strait to Holstanbarg and followed the
coast fsom there -to Cane-York, Etah Was
reached,, some time .In .August . and ..from
that point the route of the expedition can
only be conjectured, from , the plans Its
commander ' had already announced.
Peary's Idea was to reach the pole by
the. "American route," 4 way which he
himself had studied and developed- during
his former expedition. ' The advantage of
ti)is route Is that It allows a base of sup-,
plies approximately 100 miles nearer the
goal than the Spitsbergen base, which has
been Its chief rival. The advantages of
the route appeared by Peary's trip In 1806.
when he attained the northernmost point
-91 degrees, I minutes, at about the 19th
merldan of west longitude. This waa on
April ZL . ... .
The commander on-, his present expedi
tion hoped to follow the path taken three
years ago, which lay In altnoet a straight
line from Cape Moss and the eupposed
northernmost extremity of Ortnnell Land
.to latitude M degrees and M minutes. At
this point Peary had dlsoovered what he
afterwards concluded to be open polar sea.
In 10 hie Journey over the Ice was de--layed
at thla point for a week by an open
lane of water two 'miles wide. When th
Ice finally allowed him to proceed heavy
The man who misues hor gilts.
and tf no attention U paid to
, her warnings'achs and ails
that follow abusesit's a mat
:ter of but a short time before
good health is lost
Coffee may or may not be
the direct cause of your trou
blesr but we know of thous' .
sands who have profited by
the change from coffee to
Try it yourself
Postum Cereal G-. Lti,
All of our Auto Blankets.
All of our Baby Blankets.
All of our Comforters.
In this special Reduction Sale.
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gales sprang up, forcing blra to abandon
the greater part of his provisions. Com
paratively smooth traveling he then found
until he reached latitude 86 degrees, U
minutes. There he encountered a ter
rific storm which held htm prisoner while
the Ice drift oarrted him seventy miles
to the east. These handicaps and the
constantly widening lanes of water and
Increasing roughness of the Ice, togetner
with a threatened failure of supplies,
forced Peary to turn back on April 21,
when he had reached latitude 87 degrees,
( minutes. After putting t DT flags and
depositing- a brief record of .his achieve
ments, Peary started back for Cape Mor
ris Jessup. '
On his present expedition Mr. Peary an
nounced that he would take route from
Orantland more to the west and not so
directly north as that of his former at
tempts, heading almost as far as the
eightieth meridian of longitude, and thus
compensating for the eastward Ice drift.
He planned to establish his last base on a
newly found Island northwest of Orantland.
Peary based great hopes on the results to
be obtained by following the Arctic cur
rents which he had studied on his previous
expedition. One of his theories was that
the ice nearest the pole moved faster than
further south. For this reason In going up
to Baffin's bay he expected to have to
work against the drift, but nearer the pole
he believed that the drift would be In his
Commander Peary has stood In the fore
most ranks of Arctio explorers for nearly
two decades. He was born at Cresson
Springs, Pa., In May, 1854. He entered the
navy in 188L His first polar experience
was acquired In 1880, when he made a
reconnaissance of the Greenland Inland ice.
In June, 1891, he sailed from New York on
the Kite, and making his headquarters at
MeCormlck bay, on the west ooaat of
Greenland, penetrated as far north as lati
tude 81. In 1894-95 he reached the seventy
eighth parallel on the West Greenland
cos et. In 1898-W he went to between the
seventy-ninth and eightieth parallels On the
east coast of Ellsmere Land. In 1900 he
reached the eighty-second parallef tin the
east.ceast of Orlnnell. Land. Tn19s8ihe
skirted the north coast of Orlnnell 1nd
and made an attack upon the pole from
Cape Moss. This was the expedition
which reached what waa at that time
FIRST NOTH OF DOUBT HEARD
CoolcPeary Controversy Opeae by
Statemeat of Captain Osborn,
NEW YORK, Sept. 1-The Cook-Peary
controversy opened here this afternoon
with the first expression of disbelief In the
report that the latter had reached the
pole. The denial came from Captain Brad
ley 8. Osbon, a veteran polar explorer, sec
retary of the 'Arotlo club and one of Dr.
Cook'e most earnest supporters. "I am ex
tremely doubtful that Commander Peary
has reaohed the pole." he said. "I want
much better confirmation than the words
so far received. Mr. Peary must have en
countered very smooth iee and water to
have succeeded In such a short time. All
news hitherto indicates that he made his
dash for the pole in the summer of 1948.
I10I ALL Dim IS. A-
I do not see how It would hare been pos
sible for him to have arrived and re
turned with the news o early."
COWI.RS n.KAHF.n AT OITCOMR
Rear Admiral Says Explorer Deserved
WASHINGTON, Kept. 1-Rear Admiral
W. 8. Cowlea, chief of the bureau of equip
ment of the navy expressed his delight
over the Peary announcement. "It was
my understanding," said Admiral Cowlee,
"that when he left here K was his hope
to reach the pole about this time. Peary Is
a most deserving officer. He has pursued
his purpose under all sorts of adverse con
ditions and only a man of his energy and
persistence could hope to win so great an
Peary had en exceptionally fine equip
ment. Very much money was spent on
his outfit and he has been able to take
advantage of alt of the mistakes and suc
cesses of his predecessors. It would be no
great wonder at all if he has at last
achieved what he set out to do. The only
fear Is that even If he has discovered the
pole sufficient time has not elapsed In
which to get the news to the outside
world. I hope, however, It Is true."
Admiral Cowles also said he believed
that Dr. Cook discovered the pole last
year. "At any rate," he said, "I believe
In the Interest of fair play. Adverse Judg
ment should be suspended until It Is dem
onstrated that he has not made the dis
covery ha claims."
SOUTH AMHERST, Mass., Bept. 8 "I
never had any doubt that Commander
Peary would do Just as your dispatch says
he has done," said Herbert L. Brldgman,
secretary and treasurer of the Peary Arc
tlo club, when Informed today that the
explorer had reported that he had nailed
the Stars and Stripes to the North pole.
Continuing. Mr. Brldgman said:
"I do not think It is becoming In me
to say more than that. I have always felt
that Peary's own work will excuse me
for any remarks. Coming at this particular
time the news Is very gratifying. This Is
iik confirmation of my faith, and I am
BAJLLINCER VISITS BEVERLY
(Continued from First Page.)
to fear from the closest scrutiny of the
conduot of any of tls officials.
The president enjoyed a regular Iabor
Dav holiday. He motored over to the
Mvooia club this morning and remained
on the grounds until 4:30 this afternoon
He then returned to his cottage at Wood-
berry Point and after a change of clothing
started out with Mrs. Taft for the usual
long afternoon automobile spin.
In the srolf game this morning, the
president and Secretary Meyer of the nevy
representing the government of the United
States, were matched in a foursome
against Governor Draper and Lieutenant
Governor Louis A. Frothlngham, repre
senting the state of Massachusetts. The
government lost. s
CADETS MUST BE FITTED
Five Midshipmen May Be Separated
from Service Becaase of Biat
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. "Aptitude" as a
characteristic of fitness for a naval career
was made the subject of observation, dur
Ing the recent practice cruise of the naval
As a consequence. Captain Bowyer. the
head of the Annapolis academy, . acting
on the reports of his subordinates, has
Zouna 11 necessary w rvpuvi ive. luiumup
mn for aeDaritlon frtm- thwservloe'-'on
account of inaptitude. " --.
The adverse comment of the officers was,
as usual, submitted to the midshipmen
most vitally interested for such rejoinder,
In the way of defense as they might care
to make. The papers In the cases will be
submitted to the Navy department for
Wllkle Edwards, brother of Mrs. Clement
Chase of Omaha, died Saturday in San
Francisco following an operation for ap
pendicitis. Mrs. Chase reached his bedside
an hour before ho died. Mr. Edwards, who
lived In Omaha some years ago, was presi
dent of the Paciflo Slope Securities com
pany and was active as a yachtsman on
Mrs. P. L. Miller.
WAYNE, Neb., Sept. 6. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Miller, aged M years, one of
Wayne's most estimable women, died at
her home In this city after a serious 111-
FOUND A WAY
Clear of the Coffee Trouble.
"Husband and myself both bad the cot
fee habit and finally his stomach and kid
neys got in such a bad coudltlon that he'
waa compelled to giro up a good, position
that he had held for years. He waa too sick
'to wprk. His Bkln was yellow, and I hardly
think there was an organ la bis body that .
waa not affected.
"1 told him J felt sure his sickness waa
due to coffee and after some discussion he
decided to give It up.
"It was a struggle, because of the power
ful habit. One day we beard about Postum
and concluded to try it and then It was
easy to leave off coffee.
"Hit fearful headaches grew less fre
quent, his complexion began to clear, kid
neys grew better until at last he was
new man altogether, as a result of leaving
off coffee and taking up Postum. Then I
began to drink It too.
"Although I was never aa bad off as
my husband, I was always very nervous
and never at any time very strong, only
weighing tt lbs. before I began to use
Postum. Now I weigh 115 lbs. and can do
aa much work aa anyone my size I think.
. "Many do not use Postum because they
'have not taken the trouble to make it
right, I have successfully fooled a great
many persons who have drunk It at my
' table.' They would remark. 'You must buy
. a . high grade of coffee.' One young man
vho clerked in a grocery store was very
enthusiastic about my 'coffee.' When I told
him what It waa, he said, 'why I've sold
Postum for four years, but I had no idea
it waa like this. Think I'll drink Postum
Read "The Road to WeavlUe," la pkgs.
ness of long duration, surrounded by rela
tives and friends. Deceased waa the wife
f P. L. Miller, one of Wayne's prominent
eitlsens, who for many years was engaged
In the mercantile business here, but hsd
retired from business. The funeral serv
ices were held at the late residence at
1:10 o'clock this afternoon.
C00R TALKS OP
(Continued from First Page.)
wife of the explorer, asking when she
could come and see her husband's friend.
Two Gold Medals,
"If any evidence is needed to establish
Denmark's valuation at Dr. Cook It can
be found In the fact that he Is to receive
tomorrow the highest possible official
tokens within Its gift The king Is to
confer on him the gold medal of merit
with the crown, which only three other
geographers. Nansen, Sven Hedln and
Amundsen, are entitled to wear, and the
Get graphical society will bestow upon him
Its gold medal, which has been given to
four other travelers only, Nansen, Captain
Scott, Hedln and Bverdrup. The Geo
graphical society , of Denmark numbers
among Its members more experts In Arctic
research than any -other body In the world.
That branch ef geographic science Is Its
specialty. Its decision to extend the honor
to Dr. Cook, like the government's to give
hlrr. an offlolal welcome, was not formed
without deliberation. 1 he rector of the
University of Copenhagen, who Is one of
the leading lights of society and a man
of profound learning, interviewed Dr. Cook
for an hour. He questioned the explorer
minutely and on coming out of the lega
tion expressed his conviction of the truth
of the explorer's statements.
Denmark; la Convinced.
The longer Dr. Cook remains In Copen
hagen and the more people see of him the
more completely Is his standing established.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press heard him oross-examtned by com
petent questioners half a doien times. His
replies were so quick, coherent and detailed
that If he Is a romancer he Is one of the
greatest in history. .The only time tho
explorer seemed to display Impatience was
when speaking of one of his critics he
said qulokly, "He Is an old man; then, he
may apparently have - forgotten that my
expedition began about where his ended."
The demand for admission to Dr. Cook's
leoture before the Geographical society
tomorrow and a banquet afterwards has
placed a high premium on the seats. The
fortunate ones who possessed tickets for
the municipality banquet Saturday last re
ceived bids as high as $200 for a single
admission card. The geographical society
banquet Is limited to 150 persons and almost
every one of position In Copenhagen Is
using his Influence to the utmost to be
Included among the elect.
Souvenirs Fill Sbops. .
Cook souvenirs fill the shop windows and
all the local newspapers are featuring pic
tures showing the explorer before aud af
ter his session .with the barbers and tail
ors on Saturday. All the members of the
royal . family requested autographed por
traiM, which Dr. , Egan, the American
minister took to them today.
The explore, was. at lunch with the
minister at the Bristol hotel, but their wish
to spend a quiet hour .together was frus
trated because of the persistent approaches
of authograph seekers, mostly English
tourist ludlei.prtfVS ihe( women Insisted
upon; knowing exactly .what Dr. Cook was
eaUP.aji.l,she.jotipd" do'wn the monil'sol-
crxiniy ana cbttiuht hi m huiuiuiv.j
On Thursday Cr'tMeTt and Mr. Egan Will
will spend the day a'the guest of the
premier, Co'unV'Holltein Ledrebord, at the
hlstorlo castle' at " tloskllde, a few miles
from the ' olty. This evening Dr. Cook
looked In for halt an hour at a supper
whlsh. the local newspaper men gave to
the visiting correspondents.
PRATT AWAY TO THE SUNNY
SOUTH IN QUEST OF VENTURE
Automobile Mil Will Explore Dixie
land Dvrlna; His Vacation
ti. th Pratt of the Drummond Carrlane
company left last night on a two weeks'
trip through the south. He expects to
visit Jacksonville, Miami, St. Augmstlne
and other points. .
This Is Pratt's first visit to the south,
and he has been careful to obtain all the
information possible from the southern
contingent in Omaha, of the things to
avoid there and of, the things te be pre
pared to meet unflinchingly.
This data, which Is not data at all,
caused him to take- fond leave of Omaha.
He will keep his eye open no doubt and
his finger on the trigger, until he has
dlsoovered that the south Is not unlike
the rest ' of this great country that the
snakes are few, the fierce colonel no
longer exists and that the abused negro
ts the happiest man. on earth.
BIQ PROBLEMS FOR CUDAHY
Liquidation of Klve Cents Debt to
Field Club aad New Baslaeas
Block Coafroat Him.
H. A. Cudahy returns to Omaha today
from Mackinac, where, according to his
custom, he and his family have been
spending part of the summer.
Beveral Important matters will engage
his attention, Including that 5 cents for
which he was posted at the Field club.
Also his new building at the corner of
Seventeenth and Douglas streets. Thera
Is Vald to be not tbe least doubt of his
ntentlon to carry out his promise to build
a modern building, there, but If he were
hesitant he would find encouragement In
the faot that several store proprietors are
rendy and anxious to sign leases for ground
floor stores In the . building.
Al Sorenson has paid . up the IS cents
for which he, too, was posted at the Field
DANGER, CAFEJS NOW OPEN
This ftla-nal of Wtrslsg Stands In
frront of Restaaraat on Blx
. 'Tanger! Restaurant now open."
This strangely reading sign confronts pe
destrians on North Sixteenth street passing
a certain hotel. At first glimpse visions
of ptomaines rise, but on second thought
one can understand what was the Intention
of the sign painter.
The advertisement Is on a framework
resting In an open coal hole on the sidewalk
In front of the building ana tne painter
after first giving the alarm found he had
more spaoe on the placard, so proceeded to
add the restaurant notice.
Foatofflco Clerks Meet.
RT. I.OL'IS, Bept. . The fourth annual
convention of the National Fili allon of
Postoffice Clerks beitan ni-re today. How
to obtain a forty-eight-hour week of work
will be discussed.
Mommn or ocbast btbaiiskxtsj.
rert. 4irtTd. Stlle4.
NEW TOBg aouarfem
new York Liiui
linRBPMiL rimtu rieonin.
LIBt RPvOL. Ctlllo
povm ltm& V4rlana
PBFKN r. r. Wilhelm.
MuNTHEAt, Monmouth '
MONTREAL Lak Michigan...
, tXIWUlTU Auerlks ,..r
SOILS ARE NOT WEARING OUT
Crop Tieldi Are Increasing; Instead of
COMPARISON OF CONDITIONS
Balletln leaned by Barean of Soils
Disc asses at Length Prodoe
tlon In t'alted States and
WASHINGTON. Sept. 6 Soils of the
United States are not wearing out and
the crop yields are rather Increasing than
decreasing. These facts are demonstrated
In e bulletin shortly to be Issued by the
bureau of soils of the Agricultural depart
ment, prepared by Prof. Milton Whitney,
chief of the bureau. The bulletin deals ex
haustively with the yields or the crops
from 167 to 1900, Inclusive.
A careful study of the data which has
been presented appears to Justify two con
clusions," says Prof. Whitney.
"First, that the productivity of the newer
agricultural soils of the United States and
of the older agricultural eolls of Europe,
taken as a whole and for the nation, are
not declining as is popularly eupposed.
Individual farming deteriorates and soils
wear out, as they have always, but as a
whole It seems probable that we are pro
ducing more crops per acre than formerly.
This la undoubtedly due to many factors,
to better and more Intelligent cultivation,
to more and better systems of rotation of
crops and in later years to the Intelligent
use of fertilisers through measures of con
trol In the hands of every individual
farmer. In addition we must recognise the
increase in farm animals and stock, the
Improvement in seed by selection and breed
ing and inorensed intensity In population,
which Is forcing attention to more Intensive
"Second, that so far as our Information
goes, there is apparently no significant
difference at the present time between the
composition of the old agricultural soils
of Europe and the newer agricultural soils
of the United States with respect to potash,
phosphorlo lime, etc
When In Other Countries.
The bulletin shows an lncreane in all
cereal crops throughout the United States
for the last three or four decades. The
wheat yield per acre in Russia from 1SK3
to 1905. according to the bulletin, varied
several bushels per acre. In the latter
year It waa 9.4 bushels.
In Ireland the yield of wheat per acre;
... - oa wupuri. aim ill cVOIf yrftl
up to 1900 there was a oonstant Increase,
when It reached the yield of 84.8 bushels
In Great Britain the yield of wheat In
1SS4 was 30.9 bushels per acre and ihere
was a slight variation of increase up to
1306, whloh brought the yield to 34.7.
The wheat yield of Germany was 1S.2
bushels in 1883, with a gradual increase to
1906, bringing the yield then to 30.8 bushels.
The bulletin gives the following averages
by states for the production of wheat in
bushels per acre from 18t8 to 1907:
Vermont IS 6Callfornla 12.9
14. 6 West Virginia.
Miss Emma Haynes, daughter of C.
Haynes, and Emory Lowe were married
by Rev. Charles W. Savldge at his resi
dence Sunday at 2 p. m. They were at
tended by the groom's Bister, Miss Elsie
Lowe,-and the bride's brother, Mr. Charles
'Eagles' to nest at
this store next week,
for my all HAVANA
10c Clear at 6
a 'bird' too."
Central Cigar Store
321 South 16ih Street.
as to the
Received Higktst Awsrd
Werld't Pure Fees E.pewtiaa
U. S. GOVERNMENT LAND
EIGHTY THOUSAND ACRES
Choice agricultural land, under tlx, Carey Act will be open to entry and settlement, la the
I31G LOST RIVER TRACT
DRAWING AX ARCO, IDAHO
Tuesday, September 149 19Q9
You Must Register Between September Oil. and 14ttt
If you do not take land after your number Is drawn H cost you nothing.
Title Acquired vvim Tnlrty Days Residence
Water lteudy for Deller't May, 1010.
Ilomeaetkrrs' rates on all railroads and fcperlal raU-s from aU northwestern point.
Parties desiring to avail themselves of this opportunity to secure some of this Carey Act government land
and not wishing to make the trip at this time, will be provided with powers of attorney and All desired
Information, by calling on or addressing, .
AT TPI TffTUT sTT'lP- ROME HOTEL, ROOM 87
SLum SL Uw'IiljJnTN.. OMAHA, NEBRASKA
FROM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER GTH, TO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH.
J ii&t7 FARNAM ST.
Scores of Mew Presses
Suitable lor Home, School, Street
and Office Wear.
Beautiful new models of serge, English
worsteds, soleil and broadcloth; some- strictly
tailored, others slightly trimmed and still
others elaborately embroidered. Dresses suit
able for every occasion, and moderately priced,
Do You Own Your Own Home?
How often you have that question asked you, and how
embarrassed you feel when you say no.
Why not bo able to answer yest Thursday's Bee will
show you the way. In the real estate columns you "will
find many choice home bargains that can be bought with
a small cash payment down and the balance like rent.
Be your own landlord. . x
Thursday is Home Day
SCHOOL days are the days
when most of the im-
habits of life are
i nr i
iormea. leacn your
children the daily use of
and they will some day rise to
call you blessed. It cleanses,
beautifies and preserves the
teeth and imparts purity
and fragrance to the breath.
feavv e.fr t-3g
16TK ABO XACKBOS
Unexcelled For It's Beauty and
Moilern Appoint meats.
Cafa and Grill
Beginning September eta, we will
remain open from 6 A. K. to 13 F. VL
We have made a reputation on
meaty, Juicy, dellolous Sandwiches.
One Is a Meal.
a i. ways ornir.
1618 Taruam at, . itoe Douglas
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- snmsi.a.-e-.anrn-.,- , -nr.,, ,.,,., .
Wi make ill 11 ssIT
Omaha Trunk Factory
Ws also earry a fine line of deaths roods
pony. 10BSW toe yarnam Xn4.' A-lQSe
TonriaHT ajtd wxsvebdat
CHA.BX.E9 riOXKAir FBX8EHTS
In a SaUghtfoI Hew Corned' -
THTBEOAT, TBTDAT STEinnOB AJf D
HENRY E.'DIXEY' -
in tbe JdylUe Mlfl-Wsst Comedy
"MARY JANE'S PA"
BBA.TS ovr asiuira m
TESII sIOETl '
Matinee every day, Sil every night, S:19
Adelaide Bobby randesj Fatrtoei Haw
thorne and Bart) Xenaey, MoOahn and
PUtt; Abbott and MlntUorne Wortnleyi
Clark and Bergman ) Xlnodrome; Ooaoers
Prioes loo, pse and EOe.
BXBCKBBBXSGB TOOK OO.
TO BIG HT
TEDDY O MALLEY
Admission loe and 80a
Change of piay and specialties every
Bur day and Thursday. In preparation,
IRm OR aVAst 4ftaa
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THE GIRL FROM U, S; A,
OMAHA vs DENVER
SEPT. . 6, 6 AND 7
VINTON STREET PARK
Two Game) Monday, September
6th. Pint Game called 2 p. in.
Games Callod 3:45 P.M,
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