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OMAHA; SUNDAY MUltXIXU. MAiiCIl ID, 1DU-.SIX SUCTIONS-THIRTY -KUillT PA (IKS.
SIXdLK COPY KIVK CKXTS.
Coming and Going in Omaha
DAVID H. MOFFAT
DIES IN NEW YORK
Noted Banker and Railroad Man
Passes Away Suddenly Follow
ing; Attack of Grip.
WEAK HEART YIELDS TO STRAIN
IS MW FLN1S11ED
Former Frcsident Touches the Button,
that Starts T.Iachinery at the
BIO MASS OF MACHINERY MOVES
Immense Irrigation Project in Arizona
CONSTRUCTED BY GOVERNMENT
Nearly Quarter of Million Acres May
DESERT TO BE MADE TO BLOSSOM
Water Held llnfk .Conciliates the
liriMt r(lflclal Lake In World.
Backtni Salt RWrr Maty or
TtOOSKVRl.T. Ariz.. Marc h 1 -Standing '
on top of the great storage dam which I
bears his nsme, fnrmpr President Theodore'
Hoosevelt. pressed an electric button, which
t In motion a mm of grinding machinery,
which In turn rslsed three of the six man
slve Iron gates weighing 6.000 pound
Pi see. By this act he officially opened I
tha Rooaevelt storage dam. a part of the i
fait river Irrigation project.
Tha motors, which raises the gates, had
hardly begun to turn before three raging j
torrent of water came rushing through the
threa openings at different levela and ran
madly down the valley, where, after raring
fully ilxty miles. It will be uaed In the
Irrigation of about 2MMXI0 acres of land.
The Rooaevelt dam reclamation project
la situated a half mile below the confluence
of Tonto creek and upper Salt river, at
the head of a canyon through which flak
river flow for many mile. It la the moat
Imposing feature of the Salt river project,
the first one undertaken by the T'nttcd
Htates Reclamation service under the pro
vblnns of the Reclamation Act approved
bv President Roosevelt June 17. 1902, and
after whom the town at the dam site la
named. It la seventy-sl miles east of
Phoenix, whlerf Is situated In the center
of a valley of w hich ;40,0fl0 acres Is signed
to the Fall River Valley Water Users as
sociation. This corporation represents the
farmers In their dealings with the govern
ment, guaranteeing payment of the con
struction cost of the project.
gom r Farts anal Flarares.
The dam creates a' reservoir extending
twelve miles tip Tonto creek and thirteen
milt up Salt river nearly to what la known
as tha Intake dam. 400 feet long. The ca
pacity of the reservoir Is . 1.2S4.305 acre
feet., the largest artificial lake In the
world. Though the dam Is not the largest
la (he world. It is among the largest. The
foundation reals on bed rock forty feet
below river level. It is 235 feet long be
tween canyon walls, and 170 feet wide.
From the river level to the crest otj the
spillways at either end of the dam, the
, height la 2.. feet, that bolmr lha..greatet
depth of storage possible. The spillways
are bridged! and over the bridges and the
top of the dain runs the only highway. In
that region connecting the mountain coun
try on the north and south aides of Bait
river. This roadway la twenty feet above
the highest storage and a coping four feet
high, protects the Toadway. From tha bot
tom of the foundation to the top atone of
the coping ta 884 feet.
The dam la curved, arching up stream
and ,at the top Is t0 feet long and sixteen
feet wide. The spillways at either end are
800 feet wide, ao the length. Inclusive of
the bridge over the spillway Is 1.060 feet
The spillways are blasted from the moun
The dain contains S39.4O0 cubic yards of
msHonry, every stone of which was washed
before It was permanently cemented In
place. In the construction of the' dam and
auxiliary works 838,f3 barrels of cement
were used, all manufactured on the ground
at a coat of $1,003,54.1, In a cement mill
erected by the government and recently
aold. The coat whs 13.11 per barrel as
against 14.SS per barrel, the best private
tld available when operations began. The
manufacture of cement on the ground ef
fected a saving of Su&.SOO.
Mania- the Work. .
The first stone was laid in the foundation
September JO, The last stone was laid
on the coping 284 feet above. February 8,
1911. The upper face of the dam Is almost
perpendicular. The lower face retreats
like the pyramids In huge atone steps
from the width of 170 feet in the foundation.
to sixteen fect at the top.
No !. Interesting aro the auxiliary and
co-related works, such as the cement mill,
the bydro-elcclric plants for generating
(,Ouo horsepower, and what Is termed the
power cunal, built to operate the first
unit of the electric plant, creating power
for dam construction.
Skirting the north end of the dim,
almost under the spillway and driven
through the solid rock Is tunnel No. S, lit
feet above the river bed. Its sol mission
la to release Irrigation water when the
reservoir shall contain It above that
elevation, and when It la desired to re-
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LAWMAKERS DEAL IN MILLIONS
Nebraska Legislators Have Host of
Appropriation Bills on Hand.
REJECT THREE-QUARTER MILLION
amber of Mcaearee Must Go
the Rurdi Tiro Hundred
Thousand Dollars Passed
j and Planed.
I From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 1 8. ( Special. ) The
thirty-second Nebraska legislature Is now
considering the expenditure of more than
18,750,000. The bills which have been
passed and signed by the governor call
for $197,100 and the other millions sre
waiting In one house or the other for ap
proval fro mthe legislators. Of all tlje
appropriation bills which were submitted
In the forty days st the beginning of the
session a great number have been Indefi
nitely postponed, but the total amounts
which the house has refused to expend ag
gregate 1768. SOU. just one-tenth of the
amounts still to be considered.
The appropriations accomplished
contemplated to be taken from the
eral fund aggregate $5,477,877.
amount of the general fund, however
be about $4,75,000. apd beyond
amount there Is no chance of going, unless
the levy Is rslsed to S mills. The levy
may be raised -this year 1 mill and the
amount collected then will be about $5,
This would be beyond the appropriations
ever made by former legislatures by $7S0.
000 and it Is likely that .the generosity of
the -democratic majority will be restrained
before It goes to the absolute limit.
JTwa Big Bills. '
The biggest single Item of expenditure
now passed by the house Is the general
salaries bill, which. covers the salarlos of
tate officers during tha next two years
and amounts to $1,176,840. The three bills
recently disponed of by the house and
now awaiting final reading to pass, the
maintenance bill, general deficiencies bill
and the miscellaneous claims bill amount
Besides the direct appropriatlona of
specified amounts the house has been ills-
cussing a number of special levies which
total uo nearly v$4,000,000 more. One of
these, the 1-mlll levy for the state uni
versity, which will amount, according to
estimates, to about $741,849, has passed.
The university removal levy will amount
to as much and the State Historical so
ciety wants as much.
The financial operations of the legisla
ture up to the present may be summarized
Signed by the Governor.
S, normal board rootm in
II. R. SI,
orthopedic hospital de-
H. R. 4S, to open Chadron Normal..
H .R. 62, purchase of statutes
II. R. 54, new building, Wayne
H. R. 63. heating plant. Chadron
H. R. 91, legislative salaries
II. It K, legislative expenaes
Passed hr House,
14. R. 2,
Bouth western Agricultural
$ loo nno
II. R. 222, traveling expenaea dia-
trlct Judges ,.
II. R. 2K1, codification of atatutes
II .K. 366, general salaries bill
(Continued on Second Page.)
John Lea Webster, sartortally and
professionally In the front rank of
the local bar, celebrated his sixty
fourth birthday yesterday although
he Isn't telling It, and doesn't look
It. if he were an army officer he
would be at the age of retirement,
but he sllll stays on the legal firing
line. Here Is a paragraph from an
authorised version in Savage at
Hell's history of Omaha:
"Whin the subject of this sketch
located In the city of Omaha. In the
month of March, I860, there was
nothing in hla appearance, and ap
parently little in his personality, to
Justify a prophecy of future emln-
ence In his profession of the law.
A tall, alender. boyish figure; rai
ment that would attract attention
for Its scrupulosity to say nothing
of the unique, and often fantastic,
taste displayed In Its selection; a
certain or rather uncertain tuft of
fuss under each ear. dignified by the
name ef whisker; a wealth of quasi
auburn hair, worn at length, and
betokening an effort, to deserving
the name of ''clustering"; a compre
hensive smile, which no emergency
could transmute to a frown a smile
which was In Itself the very
mask of good nature. 8jch weri.
the unpromising materials out of which destiny was to carve a figure worthy
a place la western history. It would be difficult to recognise In the callow
youth of IMS the Hon. Johm L. Webster of today. To be aure, the raiment and
tiie anilie remain; but the hair, what little there Is left of It, Is kept closely
cropped to obscure. If not obliterate, the silver threads that time has woven In
It. The face la clean shaven, eicept for a mustache behind which the smile
aforesaid frequently takes refuge. The figure la robust, supple, graceful, dis
playing atrengta ana eapabtiluea af
DEDICATED A GREAT DAM NAMED
IN HIS HONOR.
From a Photo Made at the Omaha Field
. t'lub Last Summer.
Search for Body of
. Miss Arnold Bene wed
Three Squads of Men Begin Dragging
. , Lakes in Central . .Park,
' NEW YORK, March 18. Interest In tha
strange disappearance of Miss Dorothy
Arnold was revived this afternoon when
three squad tinder the direction of the
Park 'department commenced to drag the
three lakes In Central park In search for
the young woman's body.
Fronds R. Arnold, father' of Miss
Arnold, has expressed a belief from the
first that she was either thrown or
Jumped Irtto one of the Central park lakes'
and the present action hy the Park de
partment was taken at the request of his
It had been the habit' of Miss Arnold
to walk through - the park on her way
home after a bi'opplng trip. -
Vatican and Spain
Both Standing Pat
Pope Refuses to Renew Negotiations
and Premier Says He Will Pro
ceed with His Program.'
MADRID, March 18The Vatican's re
ply to the most recent note from the Span
ish government has been received and
proves to be a reiteration of the earlier
refusal to resume negotiations regarding
the application of the religious ' associa
tions law unless the government reaches
an accord with the Vatican before the
measure Is introduced In Parliament.
Premier Canalejaa announces that he will
Insist on the presentation of the bill with
out consulting the holy see.
DOESN'T LOOK IT
JOHN LEB WEBUTKR.
i 1 1
the Week, as Viewed by Ihs Bee's Artist
LIMANTOUR ON MEXICAN SOIL
Diplomat Leaves Laredo for Mexico
City in Afternoon.
DUE TO ARRIVE SUNDAY NIGHT
Minister of Finance Kerelves Several
Officials Hnroute. nut Refuses to
Give Interview Conntrr
mrn Await Coming.
LAREDO. Tex.. March 18. Jose Yves
IJmantour, financier and diplomat, paused
through here today going to Mexico City,
where he will be a leading factor in at
tempting to bring about peace.
Mr. T.lmantour, tils wife, son and private
secretary, composed the partsy which left
San Antonio this morning In the private
car. Hidalgo. Immediately preceding the
Hidalgo In the train was the private car of
Vice President Hudson of the National
railway of Mexico. '
In the Journey from Fan Antonio Penor
T.lmantotir refused to see anybody. Includ
ing newspaper men who boarded the train
at San Antonio and made every endeavor
to obtain an Interelew.
Leonardo Agullar. J. Madero Agullar and
J. Gonzales Trevolo. members of the Ma
dero family at Monterey came In this morn
ing to Interview ' Senar IJmantour. They
were unsuccessful, hut got a promise of
an audience as soon as the train reached
The only visitors received by Senor Lt
mantour on the American Hide were Mexi
can Consul Mud E. Dlebold and Collec
tor of Customs .lames J. Haynes, while
the audience granted tn the M? xloan side
of the river was rlnflned to a few of the
army, federal and municipal officers.
Will Talk Later.
Minister IJmantour's son said his father
was determined to give out no statement
until he reached Mexican territory and per
haps his silence would n5t be broken be
fore he reached Mexico City. Shortly after
3:30 p. m., the train departed from Nuevo
iAredo for the south.
Leandro Agullar, a member of the non
combatant branch of the Madero family,
said he knew the Maderos In New York
had received cable advices of the coming
from Kurope of Senor Ltmantour and that
later a confprence had been held In New
York. He also said telegrams had been
received by the Maderoa now In Mexico,
which Indicated there would be a change
of conditions within the next three weeks
and that their enforced expattiotlon would
While at the station at Cotulla, Tex.,
where j-epresentatlves of the Madero family
boared the Ltmantour train for this city,
they met and talked with many Mexicans
and several Americana, among whom was
Jatnea Walker, the American who acted as
guide for Francslco I. 'Madero during his
flight from Cotulla to Eagle Pass.
A peculiar coincidence attaches to the
return of Jose Yves IJmantour to Mexico
at this time. He Is due In Mexico City to
morrow night, March 1. That Sunday la
known as St. Joseph day In Mexico. 8t.
Joseph Is the patron saint of Mexico.
In view of the Importance attached to
the coming of Limantour, who Is credited
with a mission of conciliation, hU arrival
is looked forward to as an omen of peace
by thousands of Mexicana.
Miss Grace Bryan
Will BeJune Bride
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan Announce
Engagement of Daughter to
Bichard Lewis Hargreayes,
LINCOLN. Neb.. March 17. Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Bryan this evening announced
the engagement of their daughter, Grace
Dexter Bryan, to Richard Lewis Har
greaves, son of Mrs. A. E Hargreaves of
Lincoln. The marriage will take place
early In June.
KANSAS CITY GRAIN COMPANY .
MAKES AN ASSIGNMENT
Percy C. gtnlth Corporation Turns
Over Its Property to Protect
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. March .--Assignment
for the protection of creditors was
made today by the Percy C. Smith Grain
company of this city to A. C. Jobs and H.
T. Fowler. The company has a capital
stock of $100,000.' The assets are $15),000.
The amount of Its liabilities has nut been
SHOOTS GIRL AND HIMSELF
Jut Bureau Kills Miss Ira Reed at
Orange, K. J., and Tkea C'ass
1 salts galetde.
NEW YORK. March lT.-Jose Boveda. a
Spaniard, 2t years old, shot Miss Iva Heed,
aged 10 years, this afternoon In the office
of the Fdlson National Phonograph com
pany. Orange. N. J., and then killed him
self. Miss Keed was a stenographer for
the company and had spurned the atten
tions of Boveda, who had been a clerk In
the same office.
Death of Miss Wright,
Rich Chicago Girl
Young Man Calls at Hotel to Take
Woman to Theater and Finds Her
in Her Apartments Dying.
CHICAGO, March 18. (Special Telegram.)
-Mystery surrounds the death of Miss
Fanny C. Wright, who, Inherited her
father's estate of $1."t0.0iX. Phe expired In
her apartments at the Rrrswster hotel, a
half hour afler Scott Wallace, 20 years old,
had called to accompany her to a theater.
Louis A. Helle. attorney for the Wright
estate, called the police and asked that a
full Investigation be made. An inquest was
held this afternoon, after Dr. Clarence
Wheaton had said he was unable to give
the cause of the death.
Ydung Wallace, who lives In the hotel
with his family, called for Miss Wright
last evening and when his knocking at
the door failed to bring a response, he
notified the clerk.
Mrs. J. H. Hayworth, a friend of Miss
Wright, was called In and Dr. Wheaton
was .Immediately summoned. When they
entered the apartment they found Miss
Wright unconscious on the bed. Dr. Whea
ton worked twenty-five minutes to revive
her and then pronounced her dead.
"I do not know what caused Miss
Wright's death, and cannot sign a death
certificate," said Dr. Wheatonj.
"I do not believe she committed suicide,
neither do I believe she was murdered,
but I want an Inquiry made," said Attor
Miss Wright was a daughter of the late
Samuel Wright, a pioneer liveryman of
Eleven Persons Hurt
by Fire and Explosion
Part of Plant of Minn Billiard Com
pany at Milwaukee Destroyed
Two Victims Will -Die.
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. March 18. rire In
the plant of the Minn Billiard company
late this afternoon caused a loss of $100,000
and eleven persons were taken to hospitals,
badly, some probably fatally Injured. One
man Is believed to have been burned to
death. The fire is supposed to have been
due to an explosion of sawdust from sparks
from the machinery. Three men were
blown out of a window. The eleven In
jured were burned or injured by their
leaps from second and third story windows.
Two men are nearly 80 years old and doubt
less will die. Several others aro seriously
hurt, but have a chance of recovery.
FRESHMEN BARRED FROM
GREEK LETTER SOCIETIES
lulversltr of Missouri Trying;
Raise Scholarship Standards
COLUMBIA. Mo., March 18. No student
may be Initiated Into a fraternity or
sorority or live In a chapter house of a
Oreek letter society tl Missouri university
during his freshman year. The university
faculty passed a rule today which says
student must have at least twenty-four
"hours" credit before Joining one of these
societies, which means they must rank at
least as sophomores. The announced pur
pose of the rule la to Increase the standard
of scholarship among the fraternities.
a a m rk a r ti
Jose Ives Limantour. mlnuer of
finance in the cabinet of President
Porfirlo Dlax, raced across the
Cnited States to Mexico on what Is
generally thought to be an errand
of peace. He returned to Mexico
after a long conference In Washing
ton with the officers of the Mexi
can government stationed there,
and in New York with representa
tives of the rebels with whom he en
Joys peculiar relations, having long
been the friend and confidential ad
viser of the Madero family. He Is
supposed to bear a message from
the Maderos to President Diss, in
which their claims are embodied,
and he also bears a message from the
Maderos In New York to the Maderoa
In Mexico. On the strength of these
messages the end of the present
uprising is supposed to depend. The
fact that the New York Maderoa ex
pressed a hope that the inaurrectos
would not Interfere with Senor
Limantour progress across Mexico
is significant of their Interest In
Certain of the Insurrecto leaders,
who are safely ensconced at some
distance from the firing line, say
they will not submit to any terms
Senor Limantour may propose, short
of their full demands.
Senor Limantour- will enter Mexico
result of the conferences In New Tork
eagerly by Interested millions to both
Accused Postmaster Trying to Weave
Fabrio of Defense.
LAWYER DISCUSSES SITUATION
Klther Charges Are True or Many
Witnesses Are Oullty of rerjury,
Which Is o Tenable,
In face of sworn affidavits that he
forced subordinates Into making cam
paign contributions hy holding out prom
ises of Balary raises to them. Postmaster
Thomas Is still offering stubborn resist
ance to the testimony piled up against
him. During the last two days he has been
the central figure In the Inquiry, and still
Secretary Moss and Inspector Llndland are
not done with him. Determined to push
the Investigation to the end without the
loss of time or testimony they have con
cluded to continue their work throughout
today with Thomas on the stand.
From all accounts It Is apparent that
Thomas Is attempting to build up a de
fense by representing that Tillotson and
others who have testified against him en
tered Into a conspiracy to cause his re
moval. Ppeaklng of this phase of the
controversy Franklin A. Shotwell, attor
ney for Mr. Tillotson, says:
General Denial Presumed.
"Because of the nature of the Inquiry
It Is Impossible to know exactly what Mr.
Thomas has had to say. It will be as
sumed, however, that he has denied that
hd has been guilty of pernicious political
activity and that he did not receive con
tributions from employes in the office;
and it is assumed that Mr. Thomas will
declare that his subordinates entered Into
a conspiracy to remove him from office.
But these defenses are not tenable for
"That the poetofflce employes could not
In the face of circumstances have formed
such a conspiracy for the reason that w hen
Tillotson preferred his charges with the
Civil Service commission he had talked
to only two witr ssea. The statements of
these two wltnesats have been corroha
ted In every particular by other employes
who have nothing to gain by giving per
jured testimony against Mr. Thomas."
Definite Action Certain.
In summing up the situation Mr. Shot
"The conclusion of this testimony demon
strates that if Mr. Thomas is innocent
the employes of the postofflce have com
mitted perjury, and if Mr. Thomas Is per
mitted to hold his position It will be Im
possible to permit the employes who have
testified to remain In the postal service.
The Civil Service commission must either
find Thomas guilty of the charges pre
ferred by Tillotson or the employes must
be held guilty of perjury."
Going Into the details of the case Mr.
Shot well continues: "The testimony as
adduced before the Civil Service secretary
and postofflce Inspector and which was
secured through the efforts of Mr. Tillot
son has completely proven that Mr.
Thomas was perniciously active about
election time. The testimony of the Ne
braska postmasters In connection with
that of Judge Sutton and postofflce em
ployes demonstrates also that Thomas
mlssused his office.
"The testimony of Kelly, Connoran,
Burger, Kaltlere and W'esterdahl show
that on Noverber, last year, Mr. Kelley
collected political contributions In the Post
offlce building, and the testimony of Kel
ley, Woodard, Burger and Connoran prove
conclusively that the money was paid to
rt n xii t n Ti ti -ti titi n
JOSE I. LIMANTOUR.
today, and hla announcement of the
and Washington will be waited for
sides of the border.
"Empire Builder" Not Confined to
Bed by Last Illness.
CASHIER IN BANK OF NEBRASKA
Residence in Omaha for Four Years
in Pioneer Days.
LEADING CITIZEN OF DENVER
Deceased Leader Constructs Numerous
Western llallrnads. Organises first
atloual Hank of Denver anil
Is Ilia llnlnir Operator.
NEW YOHK, March is. - l"a Id II. Mof
fat, hmiker and iHllmad man of Denver.
Colo., did here today from the after ef
fects of grip. Mr. Moffat vesterdav was
up and about his apartments In the Hotel
Jtelinont In unusually good spirits. Shortly
Hfter 9 o'clock today he had a chill and
loturned to bed. A little while thereafter
he died while being assisted to turn over
by his nurse. Ho w:i's 72 years old.
Several years ago Mr. Morfat had a se
vere attack of pneumonia, which weakened
his lun.-s. Two months acQ he came here
on business and two days ago caught a
heavy cold, which the doctors dlngnosed
as grip. Kymptonis of pneumonia appeared,
hut the superficial Indications after death
were that only a small pari of one lung
had become rongoled. leath was due
directly to a weak heart, severely taxed
once before, which succumbed to what
would not otherwise have been a dangerous
-Vol Confined to lied.
In fact, although Mr. Moffat krnt to his
rooms from the time he was taken 111. he
was not confine, 1 to his bed, but spent part
of his time lying down and part of it In
an easy chair, with a few occasional steps
irom room to room.
His business associate. William (J. Kvan
who is president of the Denver Tramway
company, one of the Moffat properties, anil
vice president of the l)cner. North western
& Pacific railway, of which Mr. Moffat
was. president, was not. alarmed for him.
Only the house physician and the muses
were In the loom.
Sketch of Life.
Mr. Moffat was born at Washlngtonvllle.
N. Y.. In 1IM). When 12 years old he be
came messenger boy for the New York
Kxchatige bank. In 18M he was teller In the
banking house of A. J. Stevens & Co. of
Des Moines, la., and later became cashier
In the Bank of Nebraska at Umaha. t
After four years of service In this capac
ity Mr. Moffat started for Denver by
wagon train. For six year he was In the
statlotitry buulnehs. Then, In iww, ho or
ganised the First National bank of Denver.
Turning hla attention to mining and real
estate he soon became one of the most ex
tensive operators In tho state, being Inter
ested In more than 100 mining companies.
As a railroad builder hla activities were
many. He constructed the Denver & Pa
cific road,' connecting Denver with the
Union Pacific at Cheyenne; the Denver &
South Park, now part of the Colorado &
Southern system; the Houlder Valloy and
the Florence & Cripple Creek. For many
years he was president of the Rio tlramle.
In 1S71 Mr. Moffat married Fannie A. Buck
hour of Saratoga Springs. N. Y. One
daughter, Mrs. J. A. MeClurg of Denver,
was born of this union.
Summer White House
Moved Across Lake
Site of Building to Be Made Into
Italian Garden President to
BKVKRLY. Mas.. March IS -Th. in
shore cottage on Burgess' Point, occupied
ior me last two summers by President,
Taft and his family Is to be cut up Into
sections and ferried across Salem bay on
pontoons to Marblehead, three and one
half miles distant, where It will be put
together again on a lot arii..ininr . ...
Mrs. K. B. Kvans owner of the house,
recently purchased the Marblehead land
and after the building now known as the
summer White House has been moved, she
will convert its present alte Into an Italian
When the president's family arrives here
next summer It will occupy "Paramatta."
a splendid mansion owned by the estate
of Henry W. Peabody, on Corning street.
"Parametta" Is altuated on top of a high
hill overlooking the ocean, but about a
mile from the shore. Although the presi
dent would have preferred a summer
home directly on the shore, the fact that
"Parametta" Is nearly a mile nearer the
Myopia Country club, where ho plays golf
Is popularly supposed to have offset the
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